In Memoriam — Annais Rittenberg

To: Porter College community

From: Sean Keilen, Provost, Porter College and Michael Yamauchi-Gleason, College Administrative Officer, Porter College

We regret to tell you that Annais Rittenberg, a senior at the university and a member of Porter College, died Wednesday morning near Yosemite National Park, when a large oak tree fell suddenly to the ground. She had been working as a counselor at Camp Tawonga, a Jewish summer camp in Tuolumne County.

A native of New York City, Annais majored in environmental studies at UCSC. She was passionate about music and made important contributions to the University's radio station, KZSC, where she served as world music director. Annais also worked for the Traffic Control Program at Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) and at the Owl’s Nest in Kresge College. She was a resident of Camper Park.

Annais will be greatly missed. Information about a memorial service is not available at this time, but please join us in extending our community's deepest condolences to her family: to her parents, Mark Rittenberg and Penny Kreitzer, and her brother, Adam.

Sad and shocking news can be difficult to process. We encourage students who wish to speak with someone to contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at (831) 459-2628. Faculty and staff may wish to call the Employee Assistance Program at (831) 459-4996.

Sincerely yours,

Sean Keilen,
Provost, Porter College

Michael Yamauchi-Gleason,
College Administrative Officer, Porter College