Statement regarding the death of adult student Millicent M. Morros

GOSHEN, Ind. – Goshen College President James E. Brenneman sent the following information to students and employees today:

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the tragic death this morning of Millicent M. Morros, 48, who was due to graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership through our adult education program. Based on witness statements, Goshen Police have stated that a man she had previously been in a relationship with shot and killed Millicent behind the downtown Goshen law firm where she worked, and then killed himself.

This is a tremendous loss for Millicent’s family and friends, and we invite your prayers for them at this difficult time. We also know that among those who are grieving today are those of you, students and faculty, who studied beside Millicent, and our prayers also are with you. She will be missed.

Millicent, who lived in Goshen, graduated from Niles High School in 1982, worked locally and also attended Lake Michigan College. She earned an associate degree from Southwestern Michigan College and had been enrolled in our adult degree program since fall 2011, where she had excelled and was named to the Fall 2012 Dean’s List. Millicent worked as a paralegal for Yoder, Ainlay, Ulmer & Buckingham, LLP.

Related articles:
Obituary: Millicent M. Morros (July 21, 1964 – March 4, 2013)
“Goshen College classmates fondly remember homicide victim” in the Elkhart Truth (3/6/13)
“Coworkers, classmates gather to remember Millicent Morros at Goshen College” in the Elkhart Truth (3/11/13)
“Murder victim’s GC classmates, co-workers, family celebrate her life” in the Goshen News (3/12/13)