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Hopkins community mourns the loss of Saeeda Osei Frimpong

By YANA MULANI | January 15, 2023

The University is mourning the death of Saeeda Osei Frimpong, who passed away on Jan. 11. Frimpong was a sophomore majoring in Neuroscience in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. She was a member of the African Students Association, the American Red Cross Corps and the Black Student Union. 

In an email to the Hopkins community, Vice Provost for Student Affairs Rachelle Hernandez and Interim Dean of Student Life Allison Avolio wrote about Frimpong’s involvement and impact on the community.

“She will be remembered for her kindness, thoughtfulness, and dedication to helping others,” they wrote.

Hernandez and Avolio offered condolences to Frimpong’s family and loved ones and encouraged students to look out for each other.

“The loss of Saeeda will be felt deeply by many in our community, and we ask that you seek opportunities to help and uplift one another in the coming days,” they wrote.

Students can express their condolences by writing an email to “The Family of Saeeda Osei Frimpong” and sending it to the Office of the Dean of Student Life at

The Counseling Center may be contacted by calling (410) 516-8278 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. A counselor is also available 24/7 at that same number in emergency situations.

Student Outreach and Support is available for appointments and can be contacted at (410) 516-7857 or at

Religious & Spiritual Life can be reached from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at (410) 516-1880 or at

A Place to Talk is available for in-person support Sunday through Thursday. Members are available from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. in Brody Learning Commons 4010 and from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. in AMR I.

TimelyMD’s TalkNow service is available 24/7 and can be accessed by visiting

Students may contact their resident advisors or residence directors or visit the Residential Life Office. Residential Life can be contacted by phone at (410) 516-8283 or by email at

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