In Memoriam: Ivan Mercado

To the Porter College community:

We regret to tell you that Ivan Mercado, a senior at the University and a member of Porter College, was struck and killed by a passing car this weekend in downtown Santa Cruz. Ivan majored in Astrophysics and lived at Porter.

He will be greatly missed. A vigil for Ivan will be held in the main quad at Porter College on Monday, 13 January, at 9:00 p.m. Ivan’s family will be present. All are welcome to attend.

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


Please see Santa Cruz Sentinel article on Ivan Mercado.