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Message from TCNJ President Gitenstein – May 9, 2013

I am heartbroken to share that police have confirmed that the body recovered yesterday afternoon near the George Washington Bridge has been positively identified as TCNJ senior Paige Aiello. This is devastating news for our campus community, its magnitude compounded as we reach the end of the academic year.

We have been in contact with Paige’s family and friends and are providing support. Staff members from Counseling and Psychological Services have been in touch with Paige’s housemates and team members, and are available to all members of the campus community. Again, I want to strongly encourage any students in need of support to contact the Office of Counseling and Psychological Services in Eickhoff Hall, Room 107 by calling 609-771-2247. Faculty and staff are encouraged to utilize the Employee Assistance Program in Forcina Hall, Room 124 by calling 609-771-2139 or emailing

Please join me in continuing to keep Paige, her family, and loved ones in your thoughts and prayers as we all endure this tragic resolution.

R. Barbara Gitenstein