CSUSB to Hold Memorial Service on Dec. 16 for Slain Student

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– California State University, San Bernardino will host a memorial service on Monday, Dec. 16 to honor the memory of Abhishek Sudhesh Bhat, a 25-year-old graduate student from Mysuru, India pursuing a master’s degree in computer science, who was killed off campus on Thanksgiving Day.

The service to celebrate Abhishek’s life will be from 4-6 p.m. at the university’s Santos Manuel Student Union Events Center. The speakers include CSUSB President Tomás Morales, along with university administrators, faculty, students, friends and family.

The doors will open at 4 p.m. with the service expected to begin at 4:20. Free parking will be available in Lot D. Members of the community are welcome to attend.

Abhishek was an exceptional student earning a 3.778 overall GPA in his second year as a graduate student in computer science. He started graduate school in the spring of 2018 after moving to the United States last March.

He served as a teaching assistant for the College of Natural Sciences working closely with his program advisor, Ernesto Gomez. Haiyan Qiao, the department chair for the computer science department said, “Abhishek was a very pleasant person who was well-liked by CSE faculty, staff, and students.”

He was involved with the CSUSB Indian Student Association and the larger Indian student community as well.

For more information, contact the Cal State San Bernardino Office of Strategic Communication at (909) 537-5007 and visit the Inside CSUSB news site.

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