Barnard senior Caroline Montgomery dies in California mudslide
Dean Hinkson highlighted that the young woman was passionate about fashion
This afternoon, Dean of Barnard College Avis Hinkson sent out an email regarding the recent passing of Barnard College student Caroline Montgomery who was killed in the Santa Barbara, California mudslides along with her father.
Caroline, was a third-year student at Barnard College where she was a psychology major.
In her email, Dean Hinkson highlighted that the young woman was passionate about fashion. Caroline also enjoyed was a contributor of Hoot Magazine, Barnard's fashion publication, and, in 2015, was a contributor to Bwog. Furthermore, the Dean underlined Caroline's belonging to the Columbia University Women's Water Polo Club team.
Read Dean Hinkson’s email below:
Dear Members of Barnard Community,
It is with deep sadness that I share the news of the passing of Caroline Montgomery, a Barnard senior, who was killed along with her father, Mark Montgomery, in the devastating mudslides affecting the Santa Barbara, California area.
Caroline was a psychology major who also had a passion for fashion. Throughout her time as a student, she held internships and positions at Coterique, Topshop Topman, NYLON, and recently served as a buying intern at KITH. Caroline also enjoyed writing and was a contributor to Hoot Magazine, Barnard's well-known fashion publication, and, in 2015, was a contributor to Bwog, the blog for Columbia's Blue and White Magazine. Additionally, Caroline was a member of the Columbia University Women's Water Polo Club team.
Students who are in need of support or counseling, please do not hesitate to reach out to family, friends, or your Residential Life staff. The staff members in the Furman Counseling Center (barnard.edu/counsel, 212-854-2092) and Dean of Studies office (barnard.edu/dos, 212-854-2024) are also available either in person or by phone. As many of you have not returned to campus yet, we will be holding a listening session on Tuesday, January 16 in the Dean's Office from 7-9 p.m. (105 Milbank Hall) for those who wish to gather.
We join with all members of the Barnard and Columbia community in mourning this tragic loss, and extend our deepest condolences to Caroline's family and friends.
Dean of the College