The following e-mail is from Dean Roseman (image added):

It is with a heavy heart that I write to report the death of a member of the Williams community:

Katherine Craig ’08, while home on leave from the College, took her life after a valiant battle with mental illness. Our deepest sympathies go to her friends and family at this sad time.

Many here in the Williams family knew Katie as a warm, bright student, dedicated to environmental issues; underscored by her contract major in environmental science and ecology. She was an accomplished athlete–scoring regularly for our Division 1 Nordic ski team. A brilliant artist, she used her talents to deepen her appreciation of nature and to advance her advocacy for it. A painting of hers hangs in the office of the Center for Environmental Studies.

She had recently achieved Honorable Mention in the Udall Scholar program, an honor given for commitment to a career in the environment, leadership potential, and academic achievement. Katie had all this and much more.

She was beloved. Members of the campus community are understandably shocked and saddened. I encourage us all to be aware of who around us could use our support.

We will pass on to you details of services or other arrangements when they are known.

Nancy Roseman
Dean of the College

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