In Memoriam: La'Camii Ross

To: UCSC Community

From: Helen Shapiro, Provost, Colleges Nine and Ten

It is with great sadness that I announce the death of La'Camii Ross, a College Nine junior, who died on August 15 in an automobile accident. La'Camii was 20 years old and planned to major in Business Management Economics. She was from Oakland, California, and started UCSC in the fall of 2007.

La'Camii had many friends in our colleges and around campus who will be deeply impacted by this tragic loss. Please join me in expressing our condolences to her family and friends. Anyone on campus desiring assistance in coping with this tragedy is urged to contact Counseling and Psychological Services at (831) 459-2628.

Funeral services will take place this Saturday, August 22, at 11 a.m. at the First AME Church, 3701 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609. Anyone is welcome to attend. Once classes resume, the College Nine and College Ten staff will work with her friends and colleagues to organize a memorial in her honor. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me or any of the college staff if we can be of assistance.


Helen Shapiro

Provost, Colleges Nine and Ten