In Memoriam: Sam Taylor

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Carolyn Golz, College Administrative Officer

It is with deep sadness that I write to tell you of the death of Stevenson College student, Sam Taylor. Sam passed away on December 22, 2017. His family held a celebration of his life on December 30 at his high school, Bishop O'Dowd High School. Students wishing to hold a memorial service for Sam on campus may contact me for assistance and support.

Sam was a first year Stevenson student who was also a member of the UCSC rugby team. Sam's family wrote that he would be remembered for his smile, his sense of humor, his love for rugby, and his zany socks. The family is working with Bishop O'Dowd to establish a rugby fund in Sam's honor. 

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 866-808-6205.

If you need to talk to someone, please don't hesitate to reach out.