Humboldt State University

February 23, 2016

Loss of Alumna Adilene Martinez

Dear friends:

I am saddened to share news about the loss of recent Humboldt State graduate, Adilene Martinez. On behalf of the University community, I extend our deepest condolences to her family and friends.

Adilene, 25, died February 17 from injuries sustained in a car accident. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 2015. Family, friends, and faculty remember her as a fierce fighter for social justice. Adilene spent her summers working with an organization that provides water to immigrants who are trying to cross into the United States. She was also deeply involved with activist groups on campus, including Finding Resources and Empowerment through Education, which helps low-income and undocumented students.

The passing of an alumna who made a difference in the world at such a young age is difficult for the University community, and she is in our thoughts.

Students who are in need of additional support during this time are encouraged to contact the Dean of Students office at 707.826.3504 or visit that office in Siemens Hall 211. Staff or faculty seeking additional support may utilize the Employee Assistance Program at 707.443.7358.

Sincerely yours,

Lisa A. Rossbacher, Ph.D.

Humboldt State University