January 15, 2014

Milica Mandic ’15 Remembered by Sorority Sisters as ‘a Force of Good’

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By TYLER ALICEA

Milica Mandic ’15, a student in the College of Engineering, died due to illness Monday while in Serbia, a University statement said. She was 21.

Mandic, a member of the Kappa Delta sorority, was “kind, funny, lively and truly a force of good,” her sorority sisters wrote on Facebook.

“Everyone who met Mili could see her shine, and we will miss her dearly. We feel so blessed to have known her and words cannot describe what she meant to us and our sisterhood,” a statement from the sorority said.

A computer science major, Mandic worked as an intern at INDAS, an industrial automation company, last summer, according to a University press release. In addition, Mandic was a member of the Cornell University Sustainable Design engineering project team.

Prior to her time at Cornell, Mandic was “an accomplished athlete” who competed in track and field, as well as tennis, according to the press release.

Susan Murphy ’73 Ph.D. ’94, vice president for Student and Academic Services, expressed her condolences to the friends and family of Mandic in a statement released Wednesday.

“Please join me in taking a moment to remember Milica and acknowledge this unfortunate loss to our community,” Murphy said.

A support gathering will be held on Jan. 22 at 4:30 p.m. in Upson Lounge, 117 Upson Hall for members of the community.

University resources:

Members of the Cornell community seeking support can call Gannett Health Services’ Counseling and Psychological Services (607-255-5155), EARS’ peer counselors (607-255-3277), the Faculty Staff Assistance Program (607-255-2673) or find additional resources at http://caringcommunity.cornell.edu.

Correction appended

A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that Milica Mandic was a senior. In fact, she was a junior.

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