Death of an SSU Student

Friday, January 8, 2021, 2:30pm

TO: Campus Community
FR: Dr. Wm. Gregory Sawyer, Vice President for Student Affairs

Dear Campus Community:

It is with great sadness that I report that we tragically lost a member of our Seawolf family this week. Alondra Bandt, a fourth-year student attending Sonoma State University, died tragically in a car accident, along with her mother, Tomasa Valero Vargas. Alondra, a Spanish major, was a loved and respected member of our Seawolf campus. Please join us in sharing our sympathy and most sincere condolences with Alondra’s family and friends.

Please know that counseling support is available for students, faculty and staff who desire to speak with someone. Students are encouraged to reach out to SSU Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at (707) 664-2153. Faculty and staff are encouraged to take advantage of counseling services provided through the SSU Employee Assistance Program.

If you are aware of someone in distress, please feel free to contact CAPS, CARE Team, or the Office of the Dean of Students.  

The death of a student is always difficult to understand and accept. Please take care of yourselves and those around you.
Dr. Wm. Gregory Sawyer
Vice President for Student Affairs