Memorial Service Set for Torin Tucker ’15


A memorial service for Torin Tucker ’15, who died on February 1 while competing for Dartmouth in a cross country skiing event, has been set for Wednesday, February 5, at 7 p.m., in Rollins Chapel.

The Dartmouth flag flies at half-staff on Monday to honor the memory of Torin Tucker ’15. It will remain lowered on Tuesday as well. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)

The service will include reflections from students and be followed by a candle-lighting ceremony on Baker Lawn and then a gathering with a photo slideshow and refreshments in Collis Common Ground. Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson will speak at the service, which Tucker’s parents will attend.

Torin Tucker ’15 (Courtesy of Dartmouth Athletics)

In addition to being a member of the cross country ski team, Tucker, who came to Dartmouth from Sun Valley, Idaho, was also a member of the Chi Heorot fraternity. His friends have remembered his kind ways and sunny disposition.

Writing in a campus-wide communication on Saturday, President Phil Hanlon ’77 said he had expressed the community’s “deepest sympathies … at this time of heartbreaking loss,” to Tucker’s family.

The Dartmouth flag was lowered to half-staff Monday and will remain there Tuesday to honor the memory of Tucker.

The College has continued to offer counseling to students, staff, and faculty seeking help on their own behalf or out of concern for others. Contact Safety and Security at (603) 646-4000, at any time of day, to set up at time to talk with a counselor.

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“Please do not hesitate to seek help during this time of grief,” Hanlon’s note to the community said. (Read the full text of Hanlon’s note to the community.)

Tucker was taking part in the TD Bank Craftsbury Marathon, in Craftsbury, Vt., when he died.

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