Chancellor statement in re: student death

May 3, 2013
Tom Hutton, (719) 255-3439, (719) 351-6519, thutton@uccs.edu

May 7, 2013

Update

To the Campus Community:

Memorial services are scheduled for 11 a.m. May 8 at New Life Church, Colorado Springs, for Angelina Sicola, a sophomore communication major from Palmer Lake.

Angelina died May 2 at her off-campus apartment. Colorado Springs Police are investigating her death as a homicide.

I again offer my condolences, on behalf of the university, to Angelina’s friends, family, and classmates.

University officials are in contact with Angelina’s family and the Colorado Springs Police Department. We will assist the family and, if requested, the police department, in its investigation.

Students who would like are encouraged to contact the University Counseling Center, 255-3265.

Angelina’s obituary, as published in the Colorado Springs Gazette, follows. To share online condolences with the family, please visit http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/gazette/obituary.aspx?n=angelina-marie-sicola&pid=164673279&fhid=6102

Respectfully,

Pam Shockley-Zalabak
Chancellor

 

Angelina Marie Sicola

Angelina Marie Sicola, 20, of Palmer Lake, passed away on May 1, 2013. She was born in Colorado Springs to Stephen Sicola and Pamela Lively of Palmer Lake. Angelina graduated from Palmer Ridge High School in 2011 as a member of the first graduating class and was a Dean’s List student at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She was a dedicated Taekwondo student and assistant instructor with a first degree black belt. A proud vegetarian, Angelina had always displayed kind-heartedness and compassion toward animals. Smart, savvy, and confident with a razor-sharp sense of humor, she constantly charmed those around her. Angelina cherished her independence but also loved the company of those close to her. Surviving family members are comforted knowing she is now with her grandma, Shirley, baking cookies and trading jokes. Angelina is survived by her loving parents, Stephen Sicola of Palmer Lake, and Pamela Lively and Don Mathews of Palmer Lake; sister, Amber Sicola an! d future brother-in-law, Shane Pinchock; grandmother, Virginia Cain; cousin, Dasia Lively; step-mother, Jane Boyer; step-siblings: Susan Biondo Shelters, Kenzie Mathews, and David Biondo. She is also survived by her two beloved Great Pyrenees, Nanna and Bandit; aunts and uncles: Jan Lively, Bret Lively, Mike and Valerie Sicola, Charlie and Alice Sicola; and many cousins. Angelina was preceded in death by fraternal grandparents, Shirley and Vincent Sicola and maternal grandfather, Fred Smith. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 8, 11:00AM at New Life Church, 11025 Voyager Pkwy, Colorado Springs. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that well-wishers make a charitable donation in Angelina’s name to the Great Pyrenees Rescue & Sanctuary, 13990 Windy Pine Drive, Elbert, CO 80106 or to the Angelina Sicola Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1603, Palmer Lake, CO 80133.

 

May 3, 2013

To the Campus Community:

I am saddened to share news of the loss of a member of our community.

Angelina Sicola, 20, a sophomore communication major from Monument, died May 2 at her off-campus apartment. Colorado Springs Police are investigating her death as a homicide.

I offer my condolences, on behalf of the university, to Angelina’s friends, family, and classmates.

University officials are in contact with Angelina’s family and the Colorado Springs Police Department. We will assist the family and, if requested, the police department in its investigation.

Angelina graduated from Palmer Ridge High School and enrolled at UCCS for the fall 2011 semester.

We will share memorial service plans when they become available.

Students who are experiencing difficulty are encouraged to contact the University Counseling Center, 255-3265.

Respectfully,

Pam Shockley-Zalabak
Chancellor