NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is planning a memorial service for one its students–and offering counseling and assistance to those in need.
Jamie Calomeni, who was studying for a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy/counseling, passed away last weekend due to complications from epilepsy.
“It is with deep sorrow that I share with our community the death of one of our own–the vibrant and much loved Jamie Calomeni,” said Anne Rambo, Ph.D., professor, and the director of the M.S. and Graduate Certificate Program at the college’s Department of Family Therapy. “Jamie died unexpectedly over the weekend from complications related to her epilepsy. I spoke with her mother, Patrice, and she told me that Jamie had a lifelong struggle with epilepsy. She took comfort in knowing Jamie loved her life, her work, her friends, her independence, and most of all, becoming a therapist.
“We recognize this will be a difficult time for our whole community and we want to reach out to support Jamie’s many friends in the program,” Rambo said.
A memorial service is planned for 6:00 p.m., Monday, April 15– room to be announced – for others to share their memories of Jamie.
“We will also have a tribute to Jamie at the annual commencement celebration, and her parents will be present to accept her posthumous degree,” Rambo said.
As a reminder, NSU provides several options to assist with grief counseling:
Employee Assistance Program (staff and faculty)
The EAP: Aetna’s Resources for Living is a confidential, free resource staffed 24/7 by professional counselors who can provide direct support and referral to other support services to help you deal with problems that seem overwhelming. The EAP is available to all NSU employees and every member of their household and includes up to six face-to-face counseling sessions per issue per plan year. Note: All NSU employees may access this service – you do NOT need to be enrolled in the NSU ICUBA insurance plan to use this benefit. You may access services online at www.resourcesforliving.com or by phone at 877-398-5816 (press option 1 for EAP services). The Employee Assistance Program username is ICUBA and the password is 8773985816.
Henderson Student Counseling Center for NSU Students
Services provided at the center include: treatment for anxiety, panic and depression; anger management; financial stress; social struggles; chronic illnesses; abuse; suicidal thoughts; break-ups and divorce; assault; and many other areas affecting a student’s quality of life. In addition to the office hours listed below, a crisis hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to give support and counseling by phone. The Student Counseling Center has moved from the Parker building to 3538 University Park Plaza off of University Drive, just east of the Nova Southeastern University Bookstore.