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Dear Friend, You Will Be Missed: In Memory of Megan Elizabeth Louallen

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Megan Elizabeth Louallen, a smiling friend, a hard-working mother, a diligent student, and an honorable member of Greek life. Words can’t describe how the Wilmington College campus is feeling. We are grieving for a life lost too soon, yet thankful for all of the wonderful memories. If Megan was with us today, she would be making us laugh and feel welcomed in her presence.

If Megan was with us today, she would be making us laugh and feel welcomed in her presence.

Megan, a 2015 graduate of Wilmington College, was very active on campus. She worked in the housing office, was a member of Kappa Delta, and studied psycology – all while balancing work and being a mother to her daughter, Braylee Louallen.

Greek Life has shown its support in many ways, including encouragements via social media and face-to-face conversation with those who knew Megan well.

Megan Louallen and Catreece Tatum at graduation 2016

Catreece Tatum, one of her Kappa Delta sisters and close friends, shared, “We really became friends when I asked her for a Kappa Delta shirt. Right before Initiation, she wrote me an [encouraging] letter in my mailbox about being my sister. For Braylee’s birthday party she drove all the way to Cincinnati to pick me up.” Treece shared a memory about how much they laughed on their way to the party trying to get through the bad weather. “I would sit with her in the housing office everyday just to hang out with her.”

Friends post countless photos and memories on social media, reminding everyone they know about the light that Megan shined on all of their lives. They have shared stories about how she made a difference in their lives.

Kappa Deltas are honoring Megan throughout the week by making bracelets, buying white roses, and gathering with alumni to reflect on the memories they have. Bracelets may be ordered for everyone to purchase.

As time passes, the support will grow as we actively share our love with them.

The Wilmington College community will be keeping the Louallens in our hearts and minds. As time passes, the support will grow as we actively share our love with them. Cheryll Louallen, Megan’s mother, is the Director of Financial Aid in the One Stop Center. Matt Louallen, Megan’s brother, is a former student of Wilmington College.

Maraya Wahl and Megan at a Kappa Delta event December 2015

“In celebration of the importance of the community, [Director of Counseling Services] Kazi McDowell and I are here to help during this journey of grief,” shared Nancy McCormick “I admire folks who can [be welcoming to others] so freely the way that Megan was.”

Follow the link to raise money for her funeral expenses and show support to her family: https://www.gofundme.com/megans-funeral-expenses.

There is no replacing a life that is lost, but her influence and memories will remain in the hearts of loved ones forever, with her memory passed on through loving family and friends.

We love you, Megan, and will keep you in our hearts forever.

 

Maraya Wahl
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Editor of the Witness. Maraya is a senior majoring in Business Management and Political Science and minoring in Spanish. She is a member of Kappa Delta and involved in many ways on campus. She believes that writing is a wonderful way to communicate and express oneself to others.

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