Campus & community rally to support Hilwig Family

(11-01-2012)

Campus support for the Hilwig family has been "overwhelming," since the weekend death of Dr. Stuart Hilwig, professor of history. Formal memorial details are still not known, but updates will be posted on the ASU website when available.

However, the campus will celebrate an informal memorial:

Tuesday, Nov. 6
12:30-1 p.m.

It will beheld outside the south entrance to the SUB, First St. (If the weather is inclement, the event will move into the SUB lobby.)

Also, there in a photo display with pictures of Stu and the family in the SUB lobby, along with a sheet of paper that people can leave messages on.

There are a variety of ways people can offer their support:

  • Donations via PayPal will soon be accepted on the blog "Living Forward with Stuart Hilwig." An update will be posted when the PayPal link is live. This blog also gives friends, colleagues, and students the opportunity to post memories of Stu. Questions may be emailed here.
  • Tammy Lopez with the ASU Foundation is accepting checks made out to Stephanie Hilwig for deposit into her account. Tammy may be reached at ext. 7122, or in RH 162
  • Dr. Mari Centeno is coordinating volunteers to help with various tasks once the family returns home.
  • "Care packages," gifts, cards are being gathered in McD 341. Requested items include distracting, nourishing, and comforting items.

Message of sympathy from Trinidad State Junior College

President Svaldi received the following:

Dr. Svaldi,

We at Trinidad State Junior College send our condolences to the Adams State University family upon the death of Professor Stuart Hilwig. College communities are close knit and such a loss must be troubling to the fine folks at ASU. We are very sorry.

Sincerely,
On Behalf of Trinidad State Junior College
Charles H. Bohlen Interim
President

Grief Support

The ASU Counseling Center is available for anyone needing grief support. Drop-ins or appointments are welcome in RH 220, ext. 7746. Please refer any student or staff member who may be in need.

In addition, the Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (C-SEAP) has information and services to assist staff dealing with this loss. Click here. C-SEAP provides confidential, cost-free, individual counseling services to state employees upon request. Employees may talk with a member of C-SEAP's professional staff by calling 1-800-821-8154. Their staff will assist in making an appointment in the Alamosa office.

"Living Forward with Stuart Hilwig."

By Julie Waechter