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Celebration of life announced for UMass Dartmouth student found deceased



Am event to honor the life of a UMass Dartmouth student found deceased on Tuesday has been organized.

Mark Fuller, Chancellor at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, announced that Flordan “Flo” Bazile, a Charlton College of Business undergraduate student, has passed away. Flo was a member of the Track & Field Team and was named Little East Conference Track Athlete and Track Rookie Athlete of the Week for the past two weeks for his recent performances. His coaches and teammates described Flo as hard-working, energetic, a champion, and a great friend.

The 21-year-old sophomore was last seen at Pine Dale Hall dormitories on campus at approximately 2:00 a.m. on Monday.

An extensive water and ground search resulted in Bazile’s body being located in the Acushnet River.

No foul play is suspected.

Bazile was being remembered as a kind-hearted soul and a great friend who was a great athlete as his accolades mentioned above testify.

UMass Dartmouth invites the public to come together as a community to share grief and memories. On Thursday, January 25, UMass will hold a Celebration of Life to honor Flo and to extend condolences to Flo’s family and friends on behalf of the entire Corsair community.

The tribute will be held at 5:00 p.m. in the Tripp Athletic Center

The Counseling Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and the after-hours Support Help Line can be reached at 508.910.4357. The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life has campus ministers from several faith traditions who provide confidential pastoral counseling and can be reached at 508.999.8872.

Faculty and staff needing support are encouraged to access the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) program for free counseling by calling 844.393.4983 or visiting their website and entering the ID: UMASS.

If you are struggling or just need someone to talk to, dial 988 to reach the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.

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