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BC Mourns Lynch School Graduate Student


CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (June 2012) -- The University offers its thoughts and prayers to the family and classmates of Kelsey Rennebohm, a graduate student in the Lynch School of Education, who died after she was struck by a vehicle on Huntington Avenue in Boston on Friday night, June 1.

Kelsey Rennebohm
Kelsey Rennebohm

The cause of the accident, which occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m., remains under investigation by the Boston Police Department.

Rennebohm was a gifted student and an experienced teacher who worked to provide high-quality instruction and support services for all children.  A 2006 honors graduate of Barnard College, Rennebohm was enrolled full-time in the Lynch School’s counseling psychology program.  Prior to attending BC, she had worked for two years as a teacher in New York City.

The Lynch School has been reaching out to the members of her graduate program and the University will provide services to those in need of assistance.

Graduate students in Ms. Rennebohm's program participated in a commemorative 'Walk for Kelsey' on Monday, June 4, at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir.

Service will be held on Saturday, June 23, at 2:00p at the Plymouth Church in Seattle, WA. A memorial service for members of the BC community will be held on Thursday, June 28, at 4:00 p.m. in St. William's Chapel at the School of Theology and Ministry, 9 Lake Street, Brighton Campus. A reception will follow.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to her family at:

            The Rennebohm-Bennett Family
            1210  15th Ave.  E.  #446
            Seattle, WA  98112


--Office of News & Public Affairs