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Liz Breysse Story

Pi Beta Phi Mourns the Loss of a University of Puget Sound Member

Published On: 2016-01-04

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Jenny Schmidt
Pi Beta Phi Fraternity
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(636) 256–0680, Extension 736

Pi Beta Phi Mourns the Loss of a University of Puget Sound Member  

ST. LOUIS, MO – January 4, 2016 – It is with great sadness Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women announces the death of collegiate member Elizabeth “Liz” Breysse. Liz, a junior, studying politics and government, was tragically killed in an automobile accident on January 1 near Skykomish, Washington.

Elizabeth Breysse

“Liz was radiant,” Chapter President Katie Vold said. “She made everyone around her feel loved. I don’t know how she did it, but she had this amazing ability to bring people together. She will forever be remembered as a Seahawk loving, spontaneous, confident, radiant woman who laughed and loved with everything in her.”

“We are shocked and saddened to hear of Liz’s sudden passing,” said Grand President Paula Shepherd. “The Pi Phi family sends its most heartfelt condolences to the Breysse family, our Washington Gamma Chapter members and all who knew Liz.”

Letters of condolences can be sent to: The Washington Gamma Chapter of Pi Beta Phi, 1120 Wheelock Student Center, Tacoma, Washington, 98416-0001.

About Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women: Founded in 1867 at Monmouth College in Illinois, Pi Beta Phi has installed 202 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.