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Former Student Rose Marie Randolph

April 13, 2017
University Students
Allen W. Groves, University Dean of Students

Dear Students:

I am writing to share the sad news that Rose Marie Randolph, a member of the Class of 2020 and Jefferson Scholar from Front Royal, Va., passed away on April 8. A gifted musician and softball player, she had many other interests, including human rights, robotics, reading, and international travel. She had previously studied under a full scholarship at Portsmouth Abbey School in Portsmouth, R.I. She entered UVA last fall, but took a leave of absence during her first semester and had not returned at the time of her death.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Rosie's parents, Michael and Laura Randolph; her sisters, Bridget and Veronica; her brothers, Maximilian and Nathanael; other family members; and her friends and classmates at UVA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, April 18, at 11 a.m. at Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Front Royal.

The loss of a member of our community is difficult and can touch us in different ways. If you need support during this time, please call Counseling and Psychological Services at 434-243-5150 during the regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday through Friday). For after hours or weekend crisis assistance, please call 434-297-4261. Information about CAPS is available at

The University is a special place in large part due to the bonds we form with each other. Please continue to support and look out for one another, consistent with the values of our community.


Allen W. Groves
University Dean of Students