March 2, 2024

A greatly loved young man of faith, sophomore Abraham Halvorson, 19, died on Oct. 6 from injuries sustained during a car accident. Halvorson was studying computer science and he was an exceptional student, wrote CBU president Dr. Ronald L. Ellis in an Oct. 7 email to the university community. Halvorson demonstrated his commitment to learning by earning a spot on the President’s List for his high academic achievement. He lived in The Colony apartments and built a network of friendships there, as well.

To honor Halvorson’s life and impact, a memorial will be held in the Engineering Building on Friday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m.

During times of unexpected loss, a variety of resources are available to students around the clock. The Counseling Center is on call at 951-689-1120. The Spiritual Life Office can be contacted at 951-343-5015, and Residence Life and Housing Services can be reached at 951-552-8111. Trained clinicians can be contacted at 1-800-854-1446. For faculty and staff, assistance is available through the CBU Employee Assistance Program. 

At the time of the accident, William Jackson, also a computer science major, accompanied Halvorson and was treated in the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

“Please join me in praying for the Halvorson family as they cope with the loss of their loved one,” Ellis wrote. “I pray for a complete recovery for William and that the families and friends of both students feel the comfort of God’s hand.”

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