Vigil Will Remember CSULB Student Who Died in Paris Attacks

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Strate College of Design, where  CSULB student Nohemi Gonzalez was studying. posted a photo of the 23-year-old on their Facebook page. (http://facebook.com/strateecolededesign)

Strate College of Design, where CSULB student Nohemi Gonzalez was studying. posted a photo of the 23-year-old on their Facebook page. (http://facebook.com/strateecolededesign)

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) student Nohemi Gonzalez, 23, was killed during the attacks in and around Paris on November 13. Gonzalez, from El Monte, Calif., was a junior studying design. She was in Paris attending Strate College of Design during a semester abroad program. The university will hold a vigil at 4 pm on Sunday to mourn Gonzalez’s passing and to grieve for all the victims of the atrocious attack in Paris.

“I’m deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Long Beach State University student Nohemi Gonzalez. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this sad time,” said President Jane Close Conoley. “Our university stands with our nearly eighty foreign exchange students from France as they struggle with this tragedy. We will extend all support necessary to comfort them. We will also extend support to all students, faculty and staff who are in need.

“The entire City of Long Beach mourns the tragic loss of Nohemi Gonzalez,” said Long Beach Mayor, Robert Garcia, “She was part of our city community and we will ensure that her memory is honored and her family is supported. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends, and the Cal State Long Beach community.”

On Sunday, November 15, at 4:00 p.m. CSULB will host a vigil to mourn the passing of student Nohemi Gonzalez and other victims of the Paris attacks. The vigil will also recognize the students from France enrolled at CSULB in a foreign exchange program. The vigil will be on Friendship Walk near the bottom level, north entrance of the University Student Union. Media parking is available in Lot 3. A map of the campus can be found here. Cal State Long Beach is located at 1250 Bellflower Boulevard in Long Beach with easy access from the 405, 605 and 22 freeways. For campus map click here.

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