Dear members of the Semester at Sea Fall 2010 voyage community:
It is with the deepest sadness that I inform you of the loss of one of our students today aboard the MV Explorer while docked in Vietnam. Andre Ramadan, 20, a sophomore at the University of California-Santa Barbara, died of unknown medical causes. The Institute for Shipboard Education and senior voyage administrators are in close contact with the U.S. State Department, Vietnamese officials, representatives from UC Santa Barbara, and Andre’s family. We wish to convey our condolences to them and to his many friends. Please keep them in your thoughts.
Counseling and support services are available to all members of the Semester at Sea voyage community. Participants are urged to contact Student Support Services at x3333 or the Dean of Students at x2336.
The Institute for Shipboard Education and the Fall 2010 Semester at Sea voyage administration will inform participants and others of opportunities to remember Andre as plans are finalized.
-President Les McCabe
As more information is released, we’ll keep you updated. Chris