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The King’s College Grieves the Loss of Student Leah Arrasmith

January 31, 2018 | The King's College

The King’s College grieves the loss of Leah Arrasmith, a student in the House of ten Boom, who passed away unexpectedly in her apartment on Monday, January 29. Leah was in her second year at King’s and was planning to graduate in the spring of 2019.

On Tuesday afternoon, the King’s community gathered in the City Room to pray, support one another, and hear a word from Acting President Tim Gibson. On Tuesday evening, students collaborated to host a dinner for the House of Corrie ten Boom in the Student Union. Another community gathering is planned for Thursday at noon, with Chancellor Thornbury speaking on “Living After Sorrow.”

The counseling department is working to support the entire community by providing individual or group counseling. Students and members of the King’s community may contact a counselor at counseling@tkc.edu.

For anyone interested in contributing to the family’s needs, students have organized a GoFundMe page to cover the family’s expenses. The King’s College will oversee the page and transfer funds to the family at an appropriate time.

Vice President for Student Development Eric Bennett said, “Please join us in praying for the Arrasmith family – that they may experience God’s comfort, peace, and guidance during this time of profound grief and loss.”