Seven student-athletes on Franciscan University of Steubenville’s cross-country team were involved in a car accident on August 19. Kelly Roggensack, a sophomore from Tennessee, was pronounced dead at the scene. The six other students suffered injuries.
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“This is a tragic event,” says Tom McFadden, Christendom’s Director of Admissions. “Although she didn’t choose Christendom for college, she spent two weeks on our campus during the summer of 2006 and she was an absolute delight to be around. Her smile and outgoing personality were infectious. In fact, we had made her one of our ‘poster’ girls for promoting the summer program to future students. She and her family will be in our prayers.”
Christendom College will offer Mass on August 21 at 7:30 a.m. for the repose of the soul of Kelly and for the consolation of her family and friends, and everyone at Steubenville.
Eternal rest grant unto Kelly, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.