The Cornell community is mourning the loss of a student in the Johnson School who died this week.

Jason Thomas was a member of the MBA class of 2018. He passed away Tuesday night at home, Cornell said.

Thomas was an officer of the Swim, Bike & Run Club and was also an active member of Johnson’s Association of Veterans.

To support Thomas’ wife and two children, the Association of Veterans started a GoFundMe page, which far exceeded its initial in under 24 hours.

A gathering of support for Cornell community members will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Sage Atrium. There will be a moment of silence for Thomas at 5:15 p.m.

In a statement, Ryan Lombardi, vice president for student and campus life, said “On behalf of the entire university community, I want to extend my deepest condolences to Jason’s family, colleagues, and friends. I ask all of you to keep Jason and his family in your thoughts as we mourn this loss in our Cornell family.”

Support services are available to all members of the Cornell community. Students may consult with counselors from Gannett Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) by calling 607-255-5155. Students may speak with a peer counselor by calling EARS at 607-255-3277.

Employees may call the Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) at 607-255-2673. An Ithaca-based Crisisline is available at 607-272-1616. For additional resources, visit

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