The following is a statement from the College of William and Mary on the tragic death of Kate Puzey ('06). Kate was volunteering with the Peace Corps and was teaching English to secondary students in a small village in Benin, Africa. According to news reports, she was killed last week outside her home in Benin. Kate graduated cum Laude from William & Mary in 2006 and majored in sociology and minored in management. While a student, Kate was an active volunteer and served on the Board of Project Phoenix, a tutoring and mentoring program. Puzey had been teaching English with the Peace Corps since July 2007. A service is scheduled for noon Saturday in Alpharetta, Ga.at The Sanctuary at Birmingham United Methodist Church. -Ed
"We are deeply saddened to hear this tragic news. Kate Puzey was one of us -- a member of the William & Mary family who after graduation decided she wanted to help others, to make a difference in this world, so she volunteered with the Peace Corps and taught English to a small village in rural Africa. She was by all accounts a remarkable person and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kate's friends and family."