Posted Sep 7, 2017
Today at 3:30 p.m., Temple Student Government and the Temple Progressive NAACP are hosting a vigil in Founder’s Garden in remembrance of Jenna. We will gather there to grieve, share reflections and support one another. All are welcome. Thanks to our student leaders for this thoughtful initiative.
From 5 to 8 p.m., relatives and friends are invited to a viewing at Williams-Bergey-Koffel Funeral Home, 667 Harleysville Pike, Telford, PA, 18969, or from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 1601 Derstine Road, Hatfield, PA,19440. A funeral mass will be held at the church at 11 a.m. Friday.
I spoke with Jenna’s father earlier this week, and I was most impressed with the family’s strength and their commitment to continuing Jenna’s legacy. In this vein, I ask that you please consider joining me in making a memorial contribution to Jenna’s Blessing Bags for the Homeless, a very worthy charity designated by Jenna’s family. Checks can be made payable to “Univest Foundation—Jenna’s Blessing Bags” and mailed to Univest Foundation, 14 N. Main St., Box 197, Souderton, PA, 18964.
We want to remind members of the Temple community that Tuttleman Counseling Services is available on Main Campus, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by calling 215-204-7276.
I have also asked the wonderful members of the Interfaith Council, which represents all Temple’s faith-based groups, to remember Jenna in their prayers and liturgies.
To Jenna’s family and friends, Temple University extends its deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences. We join with you in mourning the loss of a remarkable woman whose passion for serving others, especially the most vulnerable in society, is a model for all of us to follow.
Richard M. Englert
President, Temple University