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College Mourns Student's Death - Brevard, NC


Last updated 12/11/2017 at 4:16pm

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Rakeem Sweezy

Brevard College sophomore and well-beloved student Rakeem Sweezy passed away last week, according to a press release from the college.

From Shelby, N.C., he was known to most of the community as "Sweezy" and others called him "Dimples" because of his ever-present smile.

"Sweezy was known and loved by many of you, and this is, of course, a very painful time for our campus community," said Dee Dasburg, who is the associate dean of students and coordinator of counseling services, writing in an email to students.

A vigil was held on campus Saturday evening and counseling sessions conti...

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