Monday, July 25, 2016

We are saddened by the sudden death of AIM student, Jake Kaufmann, a rising senior

University mourns the death of student Jacob Kaufmann

A message from Marquette President Michael R. Lovell
Dear Marquette community,
I am deeply saddened as I write to you today. This weekend, we learned that one of our College of Business Administration students, Jacob “Jake” Kaufmann, died unexpectedly. Jake would have started his senior year on campus this fall. While he left our Marquette family far too soon, I ask that we all come together as a community and honor his memory and legacy.
Jake was a gifted scholar who was dual majoring in Accounting and Finance and was active in our Applied Investment Management program. The recipient of Marquette’s Ignatius Scholarship, Jake was fluent in Spanish and enjoyed traveling, scuba diving and mountain biking. He was also a member of Marquette’s water ski and fishing clubs. Jake volunteered with Journey House and was a member of the Financial Management Association and Investment Club.
It is clear that Jake will be deeply missed. Our university leadership team and Jesuit staff are working with Jake’s parents to offer our support and provide every available resource for them. Please keep Jake’s parents, family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this incredibly difficult time.
I want to reiterate what Keyes Dean of Business Administration Dr. Brian Till shared with the College of Business Administration students last night: These are the times when we need each other the most, so we ask that we all look out for each other.
Please know that the Counseling Center and Campus Ministry are available for students. In addition, the Chapel of the Holy Family in the AMU is available during the day for prayer.
Jake’s family has informed us of the funeral plans. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. this Saturday, July 30 at St. Anne Catholic Church (9091 Prairie Ridge Blvd, Pleasant Prairie, Wis., 53158). Mass will follow at noon.
We extend our deepest sympathies to Jake’s family and friends for their immeasurable loss.
Michael R. Lovell