William Paterson University Student Memorial

A life that touches others goes on forever

In Fall 2019, the University established a student memorial, in the form of a tree, in the Cheng Library to commemorate students who died while enrolled at the University (beginning in Fall 2013). The following students have been recognized on the memorial tree:

Emily Murray (2013)
Philip Ayoub (2014)
Darius Fletcher (2014)
Kaitlin Feuss (2015)
Kirk-Andeno Lawrence (2015)
Cherelle Locklear (2015)
Omar Bachkhaz (2016)
Salina James (2017)
Yajaira Sheika (2017)
Dana Tunick (2017)
Haylee Rose Barnum (2018)
Danielle Black (2018)
Emily Desbiens (2018)
Zhanna Oleynik (2018)
Lidia Pires (2018)
Kimberly Boyle (2019)
Kyle Wilkinson (2019)

The formal unveiling of the tree and recognition of the 17 students whose names are engraved on its leaves will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Cheng Library Auditorium at 5:00 p.m.

If you would like more information about the memorial tree or ceremony, please contact the Office of Student Development at (973)720-2750 or albers@wpunj.edu.