Jenny Kim '08

The Amherst College community mourns the loss of Jenny Kim '08, who passed away earlier this week.

“I want to express our profound sorrow at the tragic loss of Jenny, a bright and accomplished young woman who had so much promise and potential,” said President Anthony W. Marx. “She was greatly liked and admired by her teachers, fellow students and many friends, and made an indelible mark on our learning community both through her contributions in the classroom and her enthusiastic participation in campus life. We feel her loss very keenly, and offer our heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.”

Students, faculty and staff remembered Kim at an informal gathering held in Johnson Chapel after the news of her death was shared with the community. A memorial service on campus will be planned in conjunction with her family later in the semester. College counselors (ext. 2354) and religious advisors (ext. 2181) are available to talk with students in dorm meetings and at extended drop-in hours in coming weeks.

Kim, a senior from Lake in the Hills, Ill., was majoring in political science and French, and was a member of the editorial staff of The Amherst Student newspaper.