The Biola University community is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Paris Collman-Jackson, a sophomore communication sciences and disorders major, on May 27.

“We mourn this tragedy as a community, and join together to grieve with all who loved her. Paris was a young woman who worked hard and cared deeply about others. Her desire to serve others was evident, and as a result she was a blessing to those in her life,” said Corey. “I reached out to her family this week, and I was informed that Paris loved Biola. They shared with me that they are saddened that her life was cut way too short, but they are grateful for the many blessings she brought to others and that she is now at peace resting in the arms of Jesus.”

Paris was known by many in the Biola community as hard working, caring and kind to others.

“Paris always had kindness to share ... It was a privilege knowing such a sweet soul. She will be missed,” said Jennifer Fanning, director of the Learning Center.

The family held a memorial service for Paris in Savannah, Ga. on June 5 and her church in Palo Alto also held a memorial service for her.

The Biola community is in prayer for Paris’ family, friends and loved ones. Counseling services are available to students by contacting Student Development at Pastoral Care is available by scheduling an appointment.

A public tribute for Paris will take place for the Biola community. More information will be added to this page as it becomes available.

For more information, contact the Office of University Communications (562) 903-4727.