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Sad News – Loss of a Student

Dear Members of the Monmouth University Community:

It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the death of one of our students, Madison Rochelle Alfano. Madison was a first-year student in the Honors School pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Communication. She was also a highly valued member of the University Athletics Equipment student staff. She died on Saturday, January 13, 2024 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

The University grieves the tragic and untimely loss of a member of our community and extends its deepest sympathies to her family, friends, and fellow students at this most difficult time. Flags on campus have been lowered in Madison’s honor.

As the Monmouth University family mourns Madison’s passing, support services are available for students, faculty, and staff through Counseling and Prevention Services at 732-571-7517 or the Office of Student Life at 732-571-3417. Students can also utilize Uwill services—our mental telehealth provider offering night and weekend support—for free and confidential teletherapy at 833-646-1526.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 from 1 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. at the Scarpaci Funeral Home in Staten Island, New York. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 10 a.m. at Holy Child R.C. Church in Staten Island, New York.

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact the Office of Student Life. And, please take a moment today, in your own way, to think of Madison and her family.

Thank you.

Dr. Patrick F. Leahy