On October 10, 2011, the JMU community mourned the loss of one of its own. Katie Mausteller, a 22-year-old senior from VA, passed away after an accident Monday evening.
In my time here at JMU, I unfortunately never had the honor of meeting Katie. In hearing of her passing, I remember a number of people commemorating what a vibrant and joyful person she was. Her spirit and smile, they said, could light up a room. An all-star basketball player, Katie put tremendous love into everything she did, both on and off the court.
On behalf of the Senior Class of 2012, I would like to offer my deepest sympathies and condolences to both Katie’s family and friends. There are few words to be said that can take away the pain we feel when we lose someone we love. However, in this time of mourning the loss of this beautiful young woman, we stand together as a class unified by our spirit and love for this University as well as our grievances and thoughts for Katie. We will celebrate her life, reflecting fondly on the times that were shared. Forever a member of the JMU community, her memory will live on forever.
In the memory of Katie and spirit of JMU,
JMU Class of 2012 President
*We ask that members of the JMU community attend a
candlelight memorial in honor of Katie this Sunday, November 6th, at
4:30pm in Wilson Hall. Guests are asked to dress in colored clothing in order
to reflect the bright and vivacious personality of Katie. There will be a
chance for sharing and reflection on memories of Katie if attendants would like