Jennifer Fish, associate director of Elon University’s Teaching Fellows Program, died unexpectedly the morning of May 7 due to illness, according to an email sent to the university community by President Connie Book.

A Gathering of Friends will be held at 4:30 p.m. on May 8 in the sacred space of Numen Lumen to honor her life.

Book stated in the email that Fish recently celebrated 15 years of service to Elon and has taught the teaching fellows throughout that time.

Expressions of condolence for Jennifer’s family can be brought to the Truitt Center main desk or sent through campus mail to Truitt Center, 2960 Campus Box.

“Please keep Jennifer’s family, friends, colleagues, and students in your thoughts, and let us know if there is anything we can do to support you,” Book wrote. “She will be sorely missed by the Elon community.”

For resources, students, faculty and staff can contact the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life at 336-278-7729, staff with Student Care and Outreach in the Office of the Dean of Students at 336-278-7200 or counselors from Counseling Services at 336-278-7280. 

Students can access 24/7 resources from the crisis counselor on-call at 336-278-2222, TalkNow from TimelyCare or Student Life administrator on-call through Campus Safety and Police at 336-278-5555. Faculty and staff may also utilize Elon Work-Life Resources for support.