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Morgan Cope Story

Pi Beta Phi Mourns the Loss of a Washington State University Student

Published On: 2015-11-24

For information please contact:
Eily Cummings
Pi Beta Phi Fraternity
Director of Marketing & Communications
(636) 256–0680, Extension 735

Pi Beta Phi Mourns the Loss of a Washington State University Student    

ST. LOUIS – November 24, 2015 – It is with a heavy heart that Pi Beta Phi shares Morgan Cope, a Pi Beta Phi member at Washington State University (WSU), was tragically killed in a car accident on Sunday, November 22 while driving home for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Morgan Cope Headshot

“Morgan will be remembered for all the wonderful things she has contributed to Washington Beta and the WSU community,” Chapter President Lindsey Keherer said. “Her beautiful voice, contagious smile and kind spirit will forever remain in our hearts and memories.”

A sophomore at WSU, Morgan was majoring in sociology and joined Pi Phi when the chapter was re-established last year. "Morgan was a gift, simply put,” Pi Phi member Megan Gustafson said. “She was a gift of love, joy and of complete happiness. Her smile wasn't just contagious, it was miraculously beautiful.”

When school is back in session, Morgan’s Pi Phi sisters will plan a memorial service to honor Morgan and the spirited life she led.

“Losing a sister is never easy, and losing one so suddenly and so young makes it even harder,” Pi Beta Phi President Paula Shepherd said. “We send our most heartfelt condolences to the Cope family and all of those who knew Morgan.”

If you would like to send letters of condolences, please send them to: The Washington Beta Chapter of Pi Beta Phi 825 NE Linden St. Pullman, Washington 99163–4229.

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.