Christian Samay: College community mourns the death of Bucknell University student who was set to graduate later this year

Christian Samay: College community mourns the death of Bucknell University student who was set to graduate later this year
Bucknell University student Christian Samay died on campus on Saturday, March 30 (Obituary)

LEWISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA: A Pennsylvania college community is reeling from the tragic death of a student who was set to graduate later this year. According to a letter from school president John C Bravman, Bucknell University student Christian Samay died on the campus on Saturday, March 30.

The circumstances surrounding his death at the school in Lewisburg “are not suspicious,” he added. “This is an unspeakable loss for the Bucknell community, and our hearts go out Christian’s family and friends,” Bravman said in his letter.

Christian Samay's cause of death

According to The Tribune Democrat, The Daily Item and PennLive.com, members of Bucknell’s on-campus community were alerted to an investigation at the school’s Phi Gamma Delta location on University Avenue on Saturday, March 30. The student was declared dead at 1.50 pm local time, PennLive.com reported.

Samay was a native of Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, according to The Tribune Democrat and USA Today. His cause of death has not yet been released, reports People.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing

According to The Tribune Democrat and The Daily Item, Union County Coroner Dominick Adamo has said an investigation into the student’s death is ongoing. Adamo also said an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2, as per PennLive.com.

Christian Samay's death was not related to a reported active shooting that occurred on the Bucknell campus

Bravmen said Samay’s death was not connected to a reported active shooting that occurred on the Bucknell campus on Friday, March 29.

The university has announced that the report of an active shooter “was a hoax coordinated out of Virginia.” Monday’s classes were canceled at the university following Samay’s death, according to The Daily Item. Counselors and campus chaplains were also made available to the students, Bravman said in his letter.

“I call upon all Bucknellians to support each other In this difficult time, and to keep Christian’s family in your prayers,” the school president wrote.



 

Christian Samay wanted to pursue a career in investment banking

"Christian Samay demonstrated a strong commitment to pursuing a career in investment banking. Additionally, as reflected in his varied internships at notable financial institutions. In the summer of 2023, he honed his skills at M&T Bank in Baltimore, MD, where he engaged in investment banking activities for a three-month period", an obituary stated.

"Prior to this, he spent three months at KBW in Florham Park, New Jersey. Furthermore, continuing to build his expertise in the field from May to July 2022," it added.

"In addition, his foray into investment banking began with Digital Capital Advisors in New York. Where he spent four months from April to July 2021, immersing himself in the dynamics of digital investment strategies. Thus, Christian’s sequential internships showcase his dedication to understanding and excelling in the intricate world of investment banking", the obituary continued. 

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