Death of Seth Williams
Dear Andrews friends,
It’s with great sadness that I share some tragic news we learned over the weekend regarding the death of one of our recent graduates, Seth Williams, on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022.
Seth, who was one of our J.N. Andrews Honors Program students, completed his biology/biomedical degree last May. He had returned to his home in Texas this summer in order to be close to his family following the death of his mother in August of 2021 and as he prepared to ultimately pursue his dentistry studies.
While at Andrews, Seth was a well-known, beloved and engaged member of our campus community. We deeply mourn his untimely death.
José Bourget, our University Chaplain, and Judith Fisher, assistant vice president for Student Development and director of our Counseling & Testing Center, invite members of our campus community to gather together in the Buller Hall Randall Student Center (Room 106) this Monday, Nov. 21, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., with focused sharing beginning at 5:30 p.m.
This informal, come-and-go gathering will be a time to mourn Seth’s passing and to remember and celebrate his life and his impact on the lives of so many in our Andrews community.
Care is being provided for Seth’s classmates and friends, both in Seth’s academic programs as well as in the campus groups in which he was active. Individuals seeking confidentiality and support may also reach out to our campus counselors at the Counseling & Testing Center here and our chaplains at our Center for Faith Engagement here.
Even if you’re unable to join us at the Monday evening gathering, please consider sharing your memories and prayers for Seth’s family and friends below; please include your name with your comments.
In this time of immense loss, our heartbreak and prayers extend to Seth’s family and loved ones, including those who were extraordinarily blessed by Seth and his life while he studied, lived and worshiped in the Andrews University community.
Vice President for Campus & Student Life