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Design Mourns Loss of Alena Rey Gretencord - Wednesday

Published October 30, 2018

Design will hold an immediate gathering at our gallery this Wednesday, October 31, 11:45am–1:00 pm

All students and faculty are invited. We will have food and counseling available for anyone in need.

Alena's Senior Industrial Design classmates and friends will present a special gift to Alena's family as well.

Other memorials and services to come in coming weeks.


The Department of Design has been struck with the tragic loss of one of our beloved students for a second time in just three years.

Alena Rey Gretencord passed away Sunday, October 28, 2018 at approximately 1:30 am. She was out enjoying a night with her friends and classmates on 2nd Street in the Long Beach neighborhood of Naples when she stepped off a curb and was struck by a truck. The driver did not stop and fled the scene. She was rushed to the hospital, but passed away enroute.

We are all deeply affected and at a great loss for words.

We extend our deepest condolences to Alena's family and closest friends and loved ones.