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Paine College Student Dies from Apparent Suicide

April 18, 2019

President Jerry L. Hardee and College officials announced with great sadness that one of the College's beloved students died by apparent suicide. The deceased was discovered in a residential hall about 8:45 p.m. on the evening of Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

"This is a very difficult time for everyone in the Paine College family," said President Hardee. I have been in touch with the deceased student's Family to express our condolences and offer support on behalf of the College community." For the sake of the Family's privacy, the deceased's name will not be released at this time.

All classes scheduled for Thursday, April 18th are canceled. Classes will resume on Monday, April 22, 2019. The Chapel will be open beginning 8:00 a.m. on April 18th for all members of the Paine College Family who wish to gather there. Grief Counselors will be on hand to help students cope with the loss of their classmate.

The Paine College Family ask that the public keep the deceased's family and the campus community in their prayers.

Media Contact:

Helene Carter – – 706.821.8323

Paine College, Augusta, GA –

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