A group of students is utilizing a class project in an effort to raise awareness about suicide, and honor the memory of a graduate who died just before the semester began.

Days after he was declared missing by friends and family, Roswell Friend, a broadcast telecommunications and mass media major who graduated last spring, was found dead in the Delaware River, on Aug. 22.

Alexa Ahram, a senior entrepreneurial marketing major, said she and three other friends found a way to honor their late friend.

Ahram said she, T.J. DiLeo and Rodrigo Mirandra became friends with Friend a few years ago, through Temple athletics. Friend was a member of the men’s track team.

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