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College student passes away in campus apartment

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Posted at 8:33 AM, Dec 01, 2014
and last updated 2015-11-26 08:33:52-05

Daemen College is offering grief counseling to students after a junior health care studies major passed away in her Collegiate Village apartment early Sunday morning.

Officials say Jennifer McAlmont, 21, of Brooklyn took her own life. Grief counseling was made available at 11 a.m. Sunday to students.

Daemen President Gary Olson released a statement, saying in part, "We extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Jennifer’s family and friends and to all those who have been touched by her life. Daemen is offering grief counseling and support services to those affected by this devastating loss. During this difficult time, the college requests respect for the privacy and needs of the family, friends and Daemen students affected by this tragedy."

If you are in need of services, contact campus safety at 716-839-8246 or call Counseling Services at 716-839-8337.