UPDATE: May 27, 2014
Media Contact: Holly Thompson
Veronika Weiss and Katie Cooper were the definition of "Super Deltas" -- a term our chapter uses to describe our most inspirational women who go above and beyond to embody Tri Delta's values. Words will never be able to express the pain and sorrow in our hearts from experiencing the loss of our two beautiful sisters.
Katie was such a strong individual, and had the most optimistic outlook on life. She was known around the house as the "mama bear," exemplifying true selflessness and generosity toward everyone she came in contact with. In any situation, she was the first to offer any and everything she could (most frequently while wearing anything patriotic with tons of glitter).
Veronika was a constant, energetic presence, always wearing Converse shoes and a positive attitude. She spent more time at the chapter house with us than anywhere else on campus. Her smile lit up every room and her enthusiasm for life motivated us to become better versions of ourselves. We could always count on her effortless humor and wit to brighten up our days.
In the wake of this tragedy, we are committed to appreciating the value of life and to emulating the amazing attributes that Veronika and Katie shared so generously with us. We are grateful for and hold close to heart those who survived on Friday, including one of our own.
We want Veronika and Katie's stories to live on in the world, however, we ask the media to respect our privacy as we take time to grieve.
May 25, 2014