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Campus mourns death of student

Junior Madalyn Trouton passed away on Dec. 30

The University is mourning the loss of School of Communication junior Madalyn Claire Trouton, who passed away while home for winter break on Dec. 30, according to a memo from Vice President of Campus Life Gail Hanson.

“As we mourn the tragic loss of a promising young student, we extend our sympathy to Madalyn’s family and friends and to others in the AU community who knew her,” Hanson wrote in the memo. “In times of loss, it is important for us to come together in mutual support.”

Trouton was a photographer who studied abroad in Rome this past fall semester, according to the memo.

Students seeking grief support services can visit the Counseling Center offers walk-in hours weekdays from 2-4 p.m., according to Shatina Williams, staff clinician at the Counseling Center. Students can also come in outside of those hours but may need to wait longer to see a therapist. All services are free to students, she said. The center will be closed this Friday for the inauguration and is closed on University holidays.

The Dean of Students staff is also available on a walk-in basis weekdays 2-4 p.m., the office confirmed. Faculty and staff may access support through the Faculty & Staff Assistance Program by calling 202-885-2593, according to the memo.

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