ULV alumna dies

Posted April 13, 2007

Around 40 University of La Verne community members gathered at The Rock Wednesday to remember ULV alumna Candace Green, who died April 1 in a swimming accident.

Attendees at the somber event held candles and shared stories of Green.
She will be remembered for her smile and her ability to make others laugh, they said.

Green, who suffered a head injury in a Tukwila, Wash. pool, had been taking swimming lessons to prepare for her upcoming honeymoon in Mexico.

She had apparently been practicing underwater maneuvers in the deep end, when a nearby swimmer noticed her struggling.

By the time she was brought up to the surface, she was not responsive.
She was pronounced dead later that day at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center.

Because three lifeguards were apparently on duty at the time and since Green was considered a novice swimmer, an investigation has been initiated by the Tukwila Police Department.

Candice Nichelle Green was born on July 4, 1980, in Albuquerque, N.M.
Her parents, Geneva and Benjamin T. Green Jr., raised Candice in Tacoma, Wash.

She later attended the University of La Verne, where she earned a bachelor’s of science degree in chemistry with a biology minor in 2003.

In addition to her studies at ULV, she was a member of the sorority Phi Sigma Sigma.

Green is survived by her parents, Benjamin Thomas and Geneva Green, and her fiancé, Jason Mackey.

Funeral services were held on April 7 in Washington.

A fund in her name has been set up by Weyerhaeuser, the international forest products company for which she worked.

If you would like to donate to the fund please contact Cori Padilla at padillac@ulv.edu.

—Allison Farole

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