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Message Regarding Hospitalized Haverford Student

November 26, 2023

The below email was sent to Bryn Mawr undergraduate students on Nov. 26, 2023

Please see below for a message from Haverford College‚Äôs president about the non-fatal shooting Saturday of a Haverford College junior, Kinnan Abdalhamid. The Bryn Mawr community hopes for a swift recovery for Kinnan, his friends, and their families. We join the Haverford community in the pursuit of peace and healing for all. 

The Dean of the Undergraduate College's Office is here to help you with any support you may need. Please reach out to one of the resources below as needed:

Class Deans

  • Mary Beth Horvath, Associate Dean of the First Year Experience,

  • Rachel Heiser, Assistant Dean and Director of Academic Support and Interim Assistant Dean of the Sophomore Experience,

  • Tonja Nixon, Assistant Dean, Junior & Senior Experience,

The Impact Center

The Counseling Center

  • Students can reach a counselor 24/ 7 by calling 610-526-7778 or by utilizing the TELUS Health app. 

  • Students can also schedule an appointment at the Counseling Center by calling 610-526-7360 or in person during business hours through the receptionist. Students can also be seen without an appointment Monday - Friday during the hours of 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Campus Safety

  • Students, faculty, staff, and guests are asked to report all safety related concerns and incidents to the Bryn Mawr College Campus Safety Department in a timely manner by dialing x7911 or 610-526-7911.


In wellness,

Karlene Burrell-McRae 
Dean of the Undergraduate College

Tomiko Jenkins 
Dean of Student Life


Message to Haverford Community


We learned early this morning that a member of our community, Haverford junior Kinnan Abdalhamid, is recovering from a gunshot wound in a hospital in Burlington, VT, after he and two of his lifelong friends were shot near the University of Vermont campus by an unknown assailant(s) Saturday evening. All three are described in news reports as sustaining non-life-threatening injuries. 

We are in contact with Kinnan's family, who live overseas. Dean McKnight will be traveling to Burlington today.

Kinnan and his friends are all Palestinian students studying at U.S. colleges and universities. 

Police are investigating the shootings, and we await word on whether it will be pursued as a hate crime. In the meantime, know that Haverford College condemns all acts of hatred. We continue to work toward peace within our community and everywhere.

Please join us in holding Kinnan, his friends, their families, and their communities in the light at this awful moment, as we come together in community in support of one another.


Wendy Raymond, President
John McKnight, Dean of the College

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