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Death of Fall 2017 Voyager

Writer: Vice President of Public Affairs Published: Nov 7, 2017

Publication: Semester at Sea

We are deeply saddened to share the news of the loss of a member of our shipboard community. This afternoon (November 7, 2017) at approximately 1600 local time in Myanmar, Kassandra (Kassie) Braun, a student from St. Edward’s University, fell while on independent travel in Bagan. She was severely injured and passed away in the ambulance on the way to Mandalay General Hospital.

A shipboard community meeting is planned for tonight on-ship to discuss this tragedy. Mental health counselors are on-call. All shipboard resources will be used to provide a supportive environment for our community. Additional details will be provided as they become available.

Please see a statement here, provided by Kassie’s parents, Chalene and Dave Braun.

Please contact us at 970.491.0818 or email with any questions or concerns.

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