“A bright star.”“Incredible potential.”“A light.”“Loved by everyone.”“A great inspiration.”As the Capital Family mourns the loss of Alexandria “Alex” Goodwin (pictured left in the top photo), these are some of the words her professors and friends are using to describe the impact she had on everyone who knew her.Alex, who had just finished her sophomore year, was reported missing to Student Affairs around 9 a.m. today, and after a brief search by Capital and Columbus police was found dead Thursday morning, May 5, in the Columbus home she listed as her permanent residence. Columbus Police have confirmed there is no evidence of foul play; the Franklin County Coroner will determine the cause of death. Alex is being remembered as a student whose academic talent and future were as bright as her smile.
- Deanna Wagner, director of Student and Community Engagement.
“Alex was beautiful, spunky and a wonderful, wonderful person,” said Deanna Wagner, director of Student and Community Engagement. “She was a light. She made every bad day happier and every good day even better. I’m going to miss her a lot.”“She was special, someone we all knew,” President Denvy Bowman said. “Alex was everywhere on campus, and in all our hearts, where she’ll always remain. ”A public relations major, Alex was involved in many activities and events across campus. She was executive director of AMP (Activity Management and Programming), an Admission Ambassador, a member of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority, and a team leader in charge of planning and implementing Summer Orientation and Welcome Weekend 2016.Senior Alora Conner, who would become her sorority sister, first met Alex in 2014, when Alora was an Orientation Leader and Alex was an entering first-year student. “I really encouraged her to go Greek because I knew she would be so good at it,” Alora remembers. “She was so outgoing and her energy was huge. I knew she would be good for Phi Sigma Sigma, but that Phi Sig would also be good for her. It would develop her leadership. And she was director of AMP by her sophomore year.”Alex’s friends, professors and advisors will tell you she went all out to learn more, do more for others, and to get the very best out of everyone she was around. She lifted others up with positive words that always seemed to be just right for the situation.
“She was special, someone we all knew,” President Denvy Bowman said. “Alex was everywhere on campus, and in all our hearts, where she’ll always remain. ”