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February 29, 2016

Chancellor Reflects on Students Michelle Littlefield and Brian Lewandowski

College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook shared the following thoughts today on students Michelle Littlefield and Brian Lewandowski, who died early Saturday in a crash on Interstate 5:

“All of us at College of the Canyons are grieving the loss of Michelle and Brian. Their deaths leave a void on our campus, in the classrooms, and among their friends. I know they will be greatly missed by their teachers and classmates as they remember the relationships they had with Brian and Michelle, who were bright, caring, and committed people. And I know they will be inspired by the moments and memories they created and shared for others as they worked hard to be the best people they could be.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to those who cared for and loved these two amazing young people, especially their parents. We are better because they shared them with us.”

College flags have been lowered to half-staff today in honor of Michelle and Brian. Counselors are available in the Student Health Center to talk with any students, faculty, and staff who have been touched personally by this tragedy.​