SMU junior Megan Rondini was found dead Friday, Feb. 26, according to an email sent by SMU Student Affairs Monday. She transferred from the University of Alabama this spring and was a member of the sorority Kappa Alpha Theta. Rondini, 21, was from Austin and was studying biology at Dedman College.
“Megan had many passions, including animal activism, CASA, mentoring under-privileged children in Tuscaloosa and working on research at both the University of Alabama and SMU,” her obituary read.
A 2 p.m. March 3 memorial service is scheduled for Rondini at the Weed-Corely-Fish funeral home in Lakeway, Texas. Her family plans to scatter her ashes in her “happy place” at a national park in Argentina.
Her family requests people to donate to the Megan Rondini Memorial Fund at Wells Fargo Bank instead of sending flowers. The money will be used to support the causes she was passionate about, the obituary read.
According to a Feb. 29 email from SMU Vice President for Student Affairs Pamela Anthony, students who may need support in dealing with their grief are encouraged to reach out to the following resources: Dean of Student Life, 214-768-4564; Counseling Services, 214-768-2277; Office of the Chaplain, 214-768-4502; Residence Life and Student Housing, 214-768-2407.