University Letter

UND's faculty and staff newsletter

Remembering Ella Sweeney

The University of North Dakota community is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Ella Sweeney. Ella was from Fargo, N.D., and enrolled in the Nistler College of Business & Public Administration, majoring in Marketing and Political Science.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to Ella’s family, friends and classmates. They are all in our thoughts and prayers.

The loss of a member of our UND community affects us all, and we have a number of resources available to you, which we list below.

This is a tragic time for Ella’s family and her friends. I hope everyone will take some time to remember Ella’s impact on our campus community and come together to support one another.


Andy Armacost
UND President


University Counseling Center staff members are available to offer support to students who would like counseling assistance any time Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Please call 701.777.2127 to schedule an appointment. After hours, 24/7 First Link support is available and can be reached by dialing 211 or calling 701.235.7335.

Faculty and staff can also consult UND’s Employee Assistance Program, or 1.800.627.8220 as needed.