On Monday evening, a crowd gathered in Woodburn Circle to light candles in memory of a WVU student who died over the weekend.
Chloe Robertson, a senior criminology student, died in a car accident in the Philadelphia area. In the car with her was a friend, WVU criminology student Bobbiann Gubbei, who is currently in a Philadelphia hospital.
“She always put a smile on my face,” said Trevor Austin, a friend of Robertson. “Every time I saw her, every time we were together. There’s never a bad time with Chloe. She’s just one of those people.”
As family, friends and classmates arrived at the vigil to mourn, they said the gloomy scene in front of Martin Hall is not the way they want Robertson to be remembered.
“She just wanted to have fun and be happy,” said Megan Samtmann, friend and roommate of Robertson. “She just loved [WVU].”
Samtmann’s sentiments were echoed among attendees of the ceremony. All who spoke at the ceremony described Robertson as someone who had a vibrant and cheerful personality.
A bell-ringing ceremony for Robertson will be scheduled at a later date.