Rising fourth-year Engineering student Quentin Alcorn passes away

The death of fourth-year Engineering student Quentin Alcorn was confirmed by Pat Lampkin, vice president and chief student affairs officer, in an email Monday afternoon.

Alcorn died in Richmond over the weekend. Richmond's Office of the Medical Examiner would not confirm the cause of death.

In the email, Lampkin encouraging students to seek counseling if needed.

“Although we are not physically together as a community, our thoughts are with all of our students,” Lampkin said in the email.

Known as Quent to friends and family, Alcorn was a chemical engineering major in the Engineering School and the president of his fraternity, Theta Chi. Alcorn also volunteered as a wrestling coach for high school teams in the Charlottesville community.

Hal Turner, assistant dean and director of Fraternity & Sorority Life, sent a separate email to members of the University Greek Community offering support.

“This year at U.Va. has been unprecedented in terms of tragedy, stress, and loss,” Turner said. “Quentin’s loss is being felt strongly by his family, friends, fraternity brothers and those who knew him well, and I wanted you to be aware of the shared loss that our Greek community has experienced.”

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