By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– A message from CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales
Colleagues and Students,
Tragedy has again shaken our nation with the news of Sunday night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas. As the devastating details of loss and sorrow spread around the world, it is with the utmost sadness I must report that a member of our campus community is among the victims.
According to news reports, Jordyn Rivera, a fourth-year student in our Health Care Management program, died during Sunday’s shooting. A La Verne native and Bonita High School graduate, Jordyn was a member of CSUSB’s chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma, the national health education honor society.
I personally got a chance to know her when we spent time together last summer in London during the summer abroad program. As one of her faculty members noted, we will remember and treasure her for her warmth, optimism, energy, and kindness.
This is a devastating loss for the entire CSUSB family. In this time of grief, our thoughts and prayers are with Jordyn’s family, friends and all who knew her. More information will be shared as it becomes available.
Let us also mourn everyone who lost their lives in this senseless tragedy and hope for a speedy recovery and healing to the many who were impacted.
Two GoFundMe pages have been set up to assist the family:
- “Cal State San Bernardino student Jordyn Rivera dies in Las Vegas mass shooting,” The Sun and other Southern California News Group newspapers, Oct. 3, 2017.
- “Las Vegas shooting victim: Jordyn Rivera, La Verne, California,” in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Oct. 3, 2017.
- “21-year-old CSU San Bernardino student killed in Las Vegas shooting was ‘beautiful soul,’” in The Desert Sun, Oct. 3, 2017.
- She was also mentioned by the City News Service (picked up by KPBS San Diego and KMIR Palm Springs) at “Over a dozen victims in Las Vegas shooting hailed from Southern California,” published on Oct. 3, 2017; KABC at “Southern California victims in Las Vegas mass shooting,” and KTLA at “SoCal Residents ID’d Among the Dead, Wounded in Las Vegas Mass Shooting,” both of which were posted late on Oct. 2, 2017.