In Honor of Those Lost
The University of Saint Joseph community prays for the families and friends of those lost in the Newtown tragedy. In particular, we hold in our hearts Rachel D’Avino, a graduate student in our Applied Behavior Analysis certificate program, and Ana Marquez-Greene, daughter of alumna Nelba Marquez-Greene.
Sadly, Rachel had just completed her coursework and was preparing for the next step in her professional development as an applied behavior analyst. Dr. Deirdre Fitzgerald said, "Rachel D'Avino was remarkable, energetic, and engaging. She was a leading force in the group. She just sparkled with ideas and potential. Rachel was a stunning young professional. We, and the world, will feel her loss."
Make a Gift
The University established a fund in Rachel’s honor: The Rachel D’Avino Memorial Fund will support the academic scholarship of students studying Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
To make a contribution, contact:
Doug Nelson, Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Leave a Memory
USJ created an online memorial for Rachel. Please leave a memory, prayer, or condolence at: http://www.usj.edu/newtown.html.
Ana Marquez-Greene was the daughter of Nelba Marquez-Greene, a graduate of the Marriage and Family Therapy program. In her remarks at the recent Mass of Remembrance, President Pamela Trotman Reid said, “I actually met Ana briefly this summer when her father, Jimmy Greene, received an award at the Hartford Envisionfest. Ana and her older brother came with their dad to the awards ceremony and she was lovely, polite and clearly adored her father — a beautiful little girl who charmed those around her.”
They are in our prayers.