Sad News

September 16, 2014

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,
 
I am writing to share some very sad news about a member of our undergraduate community. Georgetown officials have been notified that Andrea Jaime (NHS '17) passed away today at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

This is difficult news for the many members of the Georgetown community who know Andrea. Georgetown officials have been in touch with Andrea’s family and will continue to provide support and assistance to them. Please join us in remembering Andrea’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this time.

Please know that campus resources are available to students who may be coping with this news and feelings of sorrow and grief. Counseling staff, chaplains in residence and Residential Living Staff life staff are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to students in need of personal support.

The Office of Campus Ministry is available to all students during business hours by calling (202) 687-5259. In addition, chaplains in residence may be reached after hours by calling (202) 677-0361. Counseling is available during business hours by calling (202) 687-6985. A CAPS staff member is on-call after hours and on weekends and can be reached by contacting the page operator at (202) 444-7243.

Andrea died from apparent meningitis. We are awaiting test results to confirm the exact cause. As we shared in a message to the community earlier today, proper medical precautions have been taken and members of the campus community do not need to take additional action at this time.

Students who are concerned about their health may visit the Student Health Center or call (202) 687-2200 during business hours. After hours students should call (202) 444-7243 and ask for the clinician on call for the Student Health Center.

We encourage all students who may be in need of support to use the services provided to all members of our university community. Our thoughts and prayers are with Andrea’s family, friends and everyone in our Georgetown family during this difficult time. All members of our community are invited to join us in remembering Andrea in a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. today in Dahlgren Quadrangle.

Sincerely,

Todd A. Olson, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
 
Rev. Kevin O’Brien, S.J.
Vice President for Mission and Ministry