Samantha Kwek, SCE, dies
A School of Continuing Education student died this weekend.
Samantha Kwek died on Sunday evening, Dean of the SCE Kristine Bilmer wrote in an email to SCE students and faculty.
Kwek hailed from North Port L.I. and was enrolled as a postbaccalaureate student studying quantitative studies for finance, according to Bilmer.
Kwek reportedly jumped to her death on Sunday at 11:40 p.m. from a luxury high-rise in midtown.
Bilmer wrote, “Losing a member of our community to an untimely death is deeply troubling, especially for family and friends. … Know that we are here to support you during this difficult time.”
The memorial service for Samantha Kwek will be held at Nolan & Taylor-Howe Funeral Home on Friday, Feb. 3 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will also be services at the same location on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and again from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Students can contact Counseling and Psychological Services at 212-854-2878 or 212-854-9797 and Barnard’s Rosemary Furman Counseling Center at 212-854-2092. Students can also contact Columbia–Barnard Nightline, an anonymous peer counseling hotline, from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. nightly at 212-854-7777; the Center for Student Advising at 212-854-6378; the Office of the University Chaplain at 212-854-1493.
Update: Kwek’s brother wrote in an email to Spec that Kwek’s death has not been ruled a suicide.
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