Wendy Shung memorial to be held Saturday
The second-year Graduate School of Education student died August 19
August 29, 2013, 5:16 pm · Updated August 29, 2013, 7:04 pm·
A memorial service will be held this weekend for second-year Graduate School of Education student Wendy Shung, who died Aug. 19.
The service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, at the Chinese Christian Church and Center in Chinatown at 1101 Vine St.
Students received word of Shung’s death in an email sent to former Hill College House residents on Monday. Her death was ruled a suicide by the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office.
While at Penn, Shung was president of GSE’s student government and a graduate advisor at Hill. In May, she received a Master of Science in Education. Over the summer, she began a program by which she could obtain a Master of Philosophy and become a licensed professional counselor.
Before Penn, she received her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Anyone who has any questions about the upcoming memorial service should contact Maria Kim, one of Shung’s friends from Carnegie Mellon, at email@example.com.
This article has been updated to reflect that there will not be a collection for the family at the memorial service on Saturday.