Melanie Manley, a former Elon University student, passed away yesterday at Alamance Regional Medical Center.
Manley was most recently enrolled at Elon in the fall, and she suffered from frequent medical problems during her time as a student, according to an email sent by Smith Jackson, vice president and dean of Student Life.
According to the email, she wanted to return to her studies this summer. Members of her family and her fiance were with her at the time of her death.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. March 23 in Griffin, Ga. A gathering of friends will be held on campus after spring break.
Read Jackson's email below:
[box]I regret to inform you of the death of a former Elon student, Melanie Manley, who passed away yesterday, Monday, at the Alamance Regional Medical Center. Members of her family and her fiancé were with her at the time of her death. During the past several years while at Elon Melanie had frequent medical problems. Those who knew her described her as a kind and courageous student. She was most recently enrolled at Elon last fall and very much wanted to return this summer to continue her studies. Melanie’s family sends their deep felt thanks to all who supported Melanie and feel fortunate for her time at Elon.
University Chaplain Jan Fuller and Assistant Vice President for Student Life Jana Lynn Patterson have been in contact with the Manley family the past two days. A memorial service for Melanie will be held at the Conner Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 West McIntosh Road, Griffin, Georgia 30223, at 3:00 PM Saturday the 23rd of March.
A “Gathering of Friends” will be held on campus after the spring break.[/box]