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Memorial Service

May 4, 2015
As students reached for tissues to wipe their tears, a mildly boisterous sing-a-long of Old Crow’s song “Wagon Wheel” welled up in Lorimer Chapel as hundreds of students, professors, and staff waited for the service to begin. Read story >

The Cronkite family has asked that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Colby rugby.

Campus Support

Recent Updates

  • Letter to the Community from President Greene, April 27
    “It is with deep sadness that I write to report that Peter Cronkite ’15 took his own life this weekend. Peter’s death is devastating to his family, his many friends, and the entire Colby community. Our hearts are heavy as we try to come to terms with this tremendous loss.” Read more >

  • Update and Campus Resources from Dean Terhune, April 28
    “As we continue to mourn the loss of Peter Cronkite, I hope you all remember that supporting and looking out for each other is among the most important things we can do right now as a community.” Read more >

  • Letter from Counseling Services, April 28
    “We extend our deepest sympathies to Peter Cronkite’s family and friends as they mourn his recent death. His parents’ gracious permission to allow Colby to share his cause of death gives us the chance to educate the campus community and ultimately provide a message of hope.” Read more >