SCE Student Samantha Kwek Has Passed Away
Written by Bwog Staff
Samantha Kwek, a student in Columbia’s School of Continuing Education, passed away on Sunday according to SCE Dean Kristine Billmyer. Kwek was a postbaccalaureate student pursuing quantitative studies. Her death is being treated as a suicide.
We extend our condolences to Samantha’s friends and family, and ask that commenters please use the space respectfully.
In light of this tragedy, we would like to remind you of the many counseling services offered to Columbia students. Don’t underestimate the value of these resources, or that of your friends and fellow Columbians, especially in times of need.
Counseling and Psychological Services (212-854-2878) is open for walk-ins until 10 pm.
Barnard’s Rosemary Furman Counseling Center (212-854-2092) has regular appointments from 9-5, and after-hours resources.
Nightline Peer Counseling (212-854-7777) is open until 3am.
RAs are available in all residence halls and may be reached by contacting the RA on-call.
The Office of the University Chaplain (212-854-1493), and the Center for Student Advising (854-6378) offer ongoing support.
It is with great sadness that I write to inform you of the death of an SCE student, Samantha Kwek.
Ms. Kwek was enrolled as a Postbaccalaureate Studies student in quantitative studies for finance.
Losing a member of our community to an untimely death is deeply troubling, especially for family and friends. Please know that we are here to support you during this difficult time. My colleagues in SCE Student Life and CU Health Services are ready to help should you need them.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to SCE Student Life (212) 854-0419 or CU Counseling and Psychological Services (212) 854-2878. When contacting either resource, please indicate that you are calling in reference to Ms. Kwek’s death and an appointment will be scheduled immediately.
Dean and Professor
Columbia University, School of Continuing Education