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Caroline Grace Cotter Memorial Service

Many of you have heard that we lost one of our own over winter break, Caroline “Grace" Cotter. Grace was a member of the Army ROTC at OSU, CFAES B2SB Committee, Vice President of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Student Council and President of the OSU Pre-Veterinary Medical Association (Pre-Vet Club). She would have had an interview with Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine on Jan. 5th. There will be a celebration of her life on Monday, January 8th at the OSU campus St. Thomas More Newman Center: Visitation at 10:00 AM, Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM followed by a reception. There will also be a full military memorial service held on Tuesday, January 9th, at 8:00 AM at the Drake theater on campus. All faculty, staff, Cadets, students, friends and family members are invited. Please know that we are here to support you in whatever way we can; we encourage you to take care of yourselves and others during this very difficult time. Please know that the following university resources are available at any time to assist you. You can also reach out to any faculty or staff member in the Department or College for assistance as well.

  • Student Life Counseling and Consultation Service (CCS), 614-292-5766 CCS can provide individual counseling services for students in need. Students can reach out to CCS directly to schedule an appointment and mention that you were friends with Grace. They will work to arrange an urgent appointment for you.
  • Student Life Student Advocacy Center, 614-292-1111, Student Advocacy can assist you in navigating any university concerns that might arise from coping with this situation, including coordinating appropriate accommodations with instructors and addressing other Ohio State-related concerns.