Quinn Campbell Death: GVSU student jumps off Little Mark Bridge, becoming atleast third student to die

Quinn Campbell Death: GVSU student jumps off Little Mark Bridge, becoming atleast third student to die with one student still missing.

GVSU student, Taylor DeRosa was found dead last December, Teleah Lowe drowned in Lake Michigan in October, Katelyn Nylund killed in a car accident in October, and recently on Thursday, December 9, Quinn Campbell died of suicide by jumping off the Little Mark Bridge.

Quinn was a 19 year-old freshman known for his ‘contagious smile and explosive personality’.

Quinn’s mother, Tami Campbell announced the tragic incident on the Grand Valley State University main Facebook page.


On Friday, President Philomena V. Mantella addressed the campus community via a statement reassuring every member of the community how much they mean and are cared for.

The statement reads; “As we are ending the semester, I write to you with many thoughts and emotions about what we have all experienced together, and what individuals experience alone. We have had collective challenges, like the pandemic, and we have had personal tragedies. While we are proud of our campus safety, we are a large university community, and this semester we have suffered accidents, medical events and mental health concerns. We are affected by the losses, the pressure of the pandemic, and the loads we carry into the end of the calendar year. Some of us may need additional support.”

“My main message to you is that you are an important member of our campus community, and we care about you. In addition to your family and friends, there are many professional resources available to you, and I want to make sure you know about them. If you live on campus, your RA and other Housing and Residence Life staff are a good source of support, and they are connected to additional resources on campus.”

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