In Memoriam: Alex Beletsis

To: Cowell College

From: Carolyn Golz, College Administrative Officer for Cowell and Stevenson colleges

It is with great sadness that I write to share news of the death of Cowell student, Alex Beletsis. Alex had an accident near the end of Spring quarter that resulted in catastrophic injuries from which he was unable to recover. We know that Alex was close to many students in the Cowell and UCSC community and we all mourn his passing. According to friends and family, "Alex will be remembered for his sweet smile, sense of humor, curiosity, and open heart most of all."

Sad and shocking news can be difficult to process. If you wish to speak with someone to help process, I encourage you 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.

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