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Pi Beta Phi Mourns the Loss of a Louisiana State University Member

Published On: 2017-01-11

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Eily Cummings
Pi Beta Phi Fraternity
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Pi Beta Phi Mourns the Loss of Louisiana State University Member  

ST. LOUIS – January 11, 2017 – It is with great sadness Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women reports the death of collegiate member Katie Keogh. Katie was a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and was killed in a tragic train accident late on the evening of January 9 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

The women of Louisiana Beta remember Katie as one of the most genuine people they knew. That genuineness stemmed from her radiant and outgoing personality. “She was never seen without a smile,” said Madelaine Denenea, Chapter President Elect. “Katie was the kind of person that was easy to love. She always made you feel like someone was listening, whether it be a lifelong friend or someone she had just met. Everyone who knew her loved her, and she will be profoundly missed."

“During this difficult time, we celebrate Katie’s life, and the sincere friendship of the women of Louisiana Beta,” Grand President Paula Shepherd said. “The Pi Phi family sends its most heartfelt condolences to the Keogh family, our Louisiana Beta Chapter members and all who knew Katie.”

Condolence letters can be sent to: The Louisiana Beta Chapter of Pi Beta Phi, 4040 W. Lakeshore Dr. Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808–4787.

About Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women: Founded in 1867 at Monmouth College in Illinois, Pi Beta Phi has installed 204 collegiate chapters and nearly 300 alumnae organizations worldwide. Pi Beta Phi promotes friendship, develops women of intellect and integrity, cultivates leadership potential and enriches the lives of members and their communities. The Fraternity believes in the power of reading and through its philanthropy, Read > Lead > Achieve®, promotes a lifelong love of reading that can unlock true potential. For more information, visit www.pibetaphi.org or follow Pi Phi on Twitter and Facebook.