Jessica Richardson, a senior ad/PR major from San Antonio, was killed Friday after the motorcycle she was riding on veered off the road and crashed.
The motorcycle driver, Michael Ross of Crowley, was also killed.
According to police, no other vehicles were involved in the crash, but the cause is still under investigation. Neither rider was wearing a helmet.
Richardson was a member of the Alpha Kai Omega social club, participated in FilmFest, Sing Song, Freshman Follies and was on the Dean’s Honor Roll.
Dr. Phil Schubert, president of the university, informed faculty and students of Richardson’s death Friday afternoon and asked the community to pray for her Family and friends.
On Monday, time was set aside in Chapel for students to remember Richardson, and to write notes to her mother, Libbie Richardson.
In a second email, Dr. Schubert wrote, “Thank you for the outpouring of love and support you have shown to the family and friends of Jessica Richardson.”
Students and members of multiple social clubs honored Richardson with tributes placed at the Omega Point sculpture outside of the Brown Library.
Richardson’s funeral will take place at MacArthur Park Church of Christ in San Antonio at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Dr. Schubert said if students want to continue writing notes for Richardson’s family, they can drop them off at the Student Life office downstairs in the Campus Center. All letters will be mailed to Richardson’s family.
In his closing remarks, Dr. Schubert wrote, “Please continue praying for the Richardson family and friends as we walk with them through this difficult time.”
The Counseling Center staff is available for those in mourning. The center can be reached by calling 2626 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.