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Terrence Ambro

Terrence Ambro

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University mourns death of freshman history major

Washington Hall resident was a New York native


Ohio University mourns the death of freshman student Terrence J. Ambro, 18, who was found deceased in his residence hall room on the third floor of Washington Hall on Sunday evening.

Ambro, a native of Wading River, N.Y., was a history major in the College of Arts and Sciences.

According to Ohio University Dean of Students Jenny Hall-Jones, no suspicious elements were uncovered and foul play is not suspected. The Ohio University Police Department and the Athens County Coroner's Office responded at the scene.

Hall-Jones said she was encouraged by how the Washington Hall students came together to support each other last night during this difficult time.

"It was impactful how the students supported each other last night," Hall-Jones said. "They took care of each other and that was encouraging. I'm also proud of how our Residential Housing and Counseling staff responded to this incident on short notice and provided outstanding support services to the Washington Hall students."

Patrick Barr-Melej, chair of the Ohio University Department of History, commented on Ambro's death.

"We in the History Department are deeply saddened by Terrence's death," Barr-Melej said. "His time in our department has been short, but I've spoken to faculty working with Terrence in our Learning Community and in one of our courses and they've had nothing but good things to say about him. It's a very sorrowful day for the department."

Students in need of support can call Counseling and Psychological Services anytime at 740-593-1616 or stop by the third floor of Hudson Hall during walk-in hours (Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.) to speak with a counselor.