Marquette University mourns the death of Elena Ivanova, visiting assistant professor of chemistry. Ivanova died on Sunday, March 29.
“Elena was loved by her students and respected and admired by her fellow faculty and peers, and she left us far too soon,” said Scott Reid, department chair and professor of chemistry. Elena specialized in physical, organic and computational chemistry and has been with Marquette for the past four years. “We will make sure to honor her and we ask that the entire Marquette community keep her family members and friends in their thoughts and prayers.”
Students, faculty and staff are reminded that there are numerous resources on campus if they want to meet or talk with someone, including staff from the Counseling Center, Campus Ministry, Faber Center, Office of Residence Life and Division of Student Affairs.
A candlelight vigil in her honor will be held tonight at 9 p.m. in front of Todd Wehr Chemistry. Reid and Rev. Douglas Leonhardt, S.J., will speak and candles will be provided. The St. Joan of Arc Chapel will be open for silent prayer before and following the vigil, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. All are welcome to the 10 p.m. Mass following the vigil. It is recommended individuals arrive by 8:45 p.m. due to the large anticipated turnout.