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Hopkins community remembers Bradlee LaMontagne

By LEELA GEBO | December 17, 2020

The Hopkins community is mourning the death of Bradlee LaMontagne, who passed away on Dec. 10. He was a junior studying Biology in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, as well as a PILOT leader, NextOneUp tutor in Baltimore, First-Year Mentor and 2020 captain of the Hopkins wrestling team. 

Vice Provost for Student Affairs Alanna Shanahan and Dean of Student Life Smita Ruzicka sent an email on Sunday, Dec. 13 informing the Hopkins community of LaMontagne’s death.

“Bradlee will long be remembered as a valued and loved member of our Hopkins family,” they wrote. “We will miss the bright light he brought to the lives of those who had the honor to know him.” 

Keith Norris, the head coach of the wrestling team, honored LaMontagne’s legacy in a post on Instagram.

“As I recruited Bradlee every person I spoke to shared comments such as, you are going to love this kid, he is the hardest worker I have ever coached and a leader,” he wrote. “Bradlee surpassed all of these accolades and expectations.” 

Norris emphasized the positive impact LaMontagne had on the team. 

“Bradlee attacked everything he did with a passion that was contagious to the people around him. He was a strong leader on the team and was loved and admired by all of his teammates. Bradlee never gave up on himself, and he always believed that he would find a way,” he wrote. “He lived his life with a passion and fire that we were able to witness every time he stepped on the mat.” 

Shanahan and Ruzicka called on students to support each other in their mourning. They emphasized that, while most students are not on campus, University support services are being offered virtually. 

Students can address their condolences to “The Family of Bradlee LaMontagne” and send them to the Office of the Dean of Student Life in Mattin Center Suite 210 or by email.

The Counseling Center staff may be contacted Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m, by calling 410-516-8278. Outside of normal hours, a counselor on call is available.

Student Outreach and Support staff are answering phone calls, voicemails and emails. To schedule a phone appointment, please call 410-516-7857 to do so. If you have concerns about another student, please fill out the referral form. 

Religious and Spiritual Life may be reached at 410-516-1880 or by email.

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