June 4, 2023

The Tragedy in Orlando

The following message is from the Office of Student Affairs: 

Dear UMW Students, Faculty, and Staff: 

As you are aware, this weekend our country was once again shaken by profound violence and the senseless loss of life that occurred at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Our hearts go out to everyone who has been affected by this tragedy.  

When atrocities happen in the world, it serves as a chance for reflection about who we are as a community and what it means to be at Mary Washington. Consistent with our community values, we condemn violence in all forms. We stand by our students who identify as LGBTQ; we stand with our Muslim friends and with all people committed to various faiths in condemning the isolated actions of the gunman.  

For students who feel particularly vulnerable or who would like to talk with a counselor, the Talley Center for Counseling Services is open this summer and is available to provide assistance during this difficult time.  The Talley Center can be reached at 540-654-1053. 


Tevya Zukor, Ph.D., CGP

Director & Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Talley Center for Counseling Services

540-654-1053 or tzukor@umw.edu