Emerson College theatre studies student Matthew Starring was only a few credits short of earning his hard-fought degree. A degree he battled to earn even while fighting leukemia for the past two years.
Jackie Liebergott, Emerson’s president, in a campus-wide e-mail, reported that Starring died this week.
“He was a bright and talented young man, earning Dean’s list honors every semester,” Liebergott said. “He was a former President and active member of the student A Capella group Noteworthy, lighting up the stage each time he took the lead. He also served as a Student Ambassador in the Office of Admission, providing campus tours for prospective students and their families.”
Liebergott called Starring’s death “an enormous loss” for the college.
Emerson is making staff at the Counseling Center and Center for Spiritual Life available for students tomorrow from 3-4:30 p.m. in Emerson’s Campus Center. A memorial service will be held before the end of the semester.