From Union University
JACKSON — A Union University student was found dead in her campus apartment on May 15.
Huyen Thi Thanh Hunyh, 25, of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., was a senior nursing major. Police do not suspect any foul play.
“Losing a student is one of the saddest events that a close-knit campus community like Union can experience,” Union President Samuel W. “Dub” Oliver said in a note to the campus community. “It hurts deeply because we care about each other, and Huyen was a part of us with hopes and dreams for the future like we all have.
“A shocking tragedy of this nature is not redeemed with explanations and answers,” Oliver continued. “It is redeemed through Christ’s love, compassion for each other and bearing one another’s burdens. It is faced through faith which trusts in the eternal goodness and grace of God.”
Oliver called on Union students, faculty and staff to pray for Hunyh’s family, friends and the entire Union community in the days ahead. He said faculty members, counselors and ministers are available to provide support and assistance for those in need.
“Don’t hesitate to ask for help if you need it,” Oliver said. “Reach out and encourage others who need support. God bless you all.” B&R