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May 13, 2021

Campus Mourns Loss of Student Boris Posavec


Dear St. Francis College Community,

We are deeply saddened to share with you the heartbreaking news that one of our students, Boris Posavec, passed away recently. He was a senior accounting student and a member of SFC's men's water polo program.

Boris Posavec

Boris was an integral part of the Terriers' men's water polo team since he stepped foot on campus in 2016. He was a member of the men's water polo team as a student-athlete from 2016-19 and most recently served as a Student Assistant Coach since the beginning of the Fall 2020 semester. In the pool, he was a team captain and as a senior in 2019 he captured the men's water polo team Most Valuable Player award.

He was a standout student-athlete and during his senior season, he tallied 25 goals, 23 assists, 27 drawn exclusions, and three field blocks. In the classroom, Boris excelled as an accounting major. He was selected to the CWPA and ACWPC Men's Scholar-Athlete Team every year of his academic career and earned Outstanding recognition for achieving a GPA of 3.71-4.0.

Our hearts are with his family, friends, and loved ones who feel his loss profoundly. We remain in prayer for all those close to him. The loss of any community member is difficult to cope with, but our grief is even deeper with the sudden loss of a student.

Tragic news like this can prompt a wave of emotions. Please know you are not alone. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to seek counseling with the SFC Health Promotion & Wellness Center. Zoom and phone appointments are available by emailing [email protected]. If you or somebody you know is struggling at this or any other time, there are resources available to provide assistance:

We also invite our community to come together in a spirit of faith and mutual support, for a virtual prayer service and mass, being organized by the Office of Mission, Ministry, and Interfaith Dialogue. More information about memorial services will be shared soon.

For more information, contact me directly at [email protected].


In Sadness and Prayer,

Stanley Bazile, Ph.D.

Chief Student Affairs Officer and Dean of Students