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Memorial fund created for Melissa M. Huang

The University's Wilson College community has established a fund in memory of Princeton sophomore Melissa M. Huang, who died over the weekend.

Huang, 19, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., was found in her Wilson College dorm room on Sunday, Sept. 5. The cause of death remains unknown, however police officials have ruled out criminal activity. An autopsy has been conducted by the Mercer County Medical Examiner's Office, but preliminary results are inconclusive.

The fund was created with the approval of Huang's family, who will be involved in deciding how to use any contributions. Those interested in honoring her can send donations through the University to: Melissa M. Huang '07 Memorial Fund, Princeton University, c/o Nancy Kalmikoff, Gift Records, P.O. Box 5357, Princeton, NJ 08543-5357.

The funeral service will be private. A memorial service will be held on campus at a later date.

Huang was a student in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. She spent this summer working on a chemical engineering research project on campus.

Survivors include her parents, Leon Keng-Lock Huang and Sauling Huang; a brother, Kevin, and a sister, Alina, all of Mechanicsburg, Pa.

President Shirley M. Tilghman and other University officials have met with Huang's parents and Wilson College students to offer comfort, counseling and guidance. University Health Services is open 24 hours and students may also call the Counseling and Psychological Services team at (609) 258-3285.

Contact: Ruth Stevens (609) 258-3601

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