Passing of Brianna Smarkusky

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The University is profoundly saddened to announce that Brianna Smarkusky died at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center on Thursday, January 12. Brianna became ill while participating in a Biology Department Field Trip in Buck Township, PA.

Brianna was a senior biology major from Nicholson, PA.

When funeral arrangements are announced, the University will share them with the campus community.

Please know that counselors from the University’s Office of Campus Counseling (570-408-4730) are available for students in need of grief support. The University provides 24-hour access to counseling services by dialing (570) 408-CHAT (2428).

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Brianna’s family and her friends.

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