From Cal State Long Beach:
California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) student Nohemi Gonzalez, 23, was killed during the attacks in and around Paris on November 13. Gonzalez, from El Monte, Calif., was a senior studying design. She was in Paris attending Strate College of Design during a semester abroad program. Specific details of her passing are not available at this time. The university will hold a vigil at 4 pm on Sunday to mourn Gonzalez’s passing and to grieve for all the victims of the atrocious attack. More information about the vigil will be shared as details are finalized.
“I’m deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Long Beach State University student Nohemi Gonzalez. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this sad time,” said President Jane Close Conoley. “Our university stands with our nearly eighty foreign exchange students from France as they struggle with this tragedy. We will extend all support necessary to comfort them. We will also extend support to all students, faculty and staff who are in need.
Ms. Gonzalez was not the only CSULB student in Paris. Again, according to the University:
California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has 18 students participating in international exchange programs in Paris. The university is in the process of connecting with each of our students to ensure his or her status and is monitoring the situation in Paris very closely.
“We are deeply concerned with the welfare of our students and are reaching out to their families and friends to gather information about their safety and whereabouts. Each of these students likely has close friends on campus. There are also students from France studying at CSULB. To be responsive to their possible concerns, we will make counseling available,” said CSULB President Jane Close Conoley.