Law School Mourns Samuel Arumala

January 05, 2011

Samuel Arumala, a second-year student at Fordham Law ScSam Arumalahool, died at St. Luke's Hospital in Manhattan, on Jan. 2, 2011.
"Our hearts go out to Samuel's family and loved ones," said Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham. "It is a blow like no other to lose someone so full of life and promise, more so without the opportunity to say goodbye. I know the University community, and especially Samuel's classmates and faculty at Fordham Law, join me in keeping Samuel and his family in our hearts and prayers."
"Sam was a gifted second-year student whose business aspirations brought him to Fordham Law," said Fordham Law's Interim Dean Michael M. Martin. "He was an active member of the Black Law Students Association, and he earned distinction through the UBS Diversity Summer Associate Program and as a recipient of the Day Pitney Foundation Diversity Scholarship. We will miss his optimism and sense of humor, and we join his family and friends in mourning his passing."

Sam is survived by his mother and father, Claudia and Joseph Arumala, and his sister and brother, Ruth and David Arumala.
Counseling is available to any student who requests it. Students, faculty and staff may contact Counseling and Psychological Services at 212-636-6225 or Keith Eldredge, dean of students at Lincoln Center, at 212-636-6250 with any questions about counseling services. For pastoral counseling, please call Campus Ministry at Lincoln Center at 212-636-6267. Law students may also call Abel Montez, director of student affairs at Fordham Law, at 212-636-7955 with any questions about counseling services.
Please join us to honor and celebrate the life of Fordham Law second-year student, Samuel Arumala, who passed away earlier this year due to complications associated with sickle cell anemia. 
The memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., in McNally Amphitheatre.  A reception will follow in the Platt Atrium.
RSVP to the program here.