The Bond University community has been deeply saddened by the tragic passing of one of our students. Ms Bonnie Whitehead passed away sometime in the evening of 14 September and the morning of 15 September.
Bonnie was entering her third year of a degree in Law and International Relations. A student here at Bond since 2011, Bonnie had a significant involvement in all elements of campus life.
Bonnie was an outstanding student academically, who came to Bond on scholarship, earning a position on the Vice-Chancellor's list for academic excellence on numerous occasions. Bonnie volunteered her time as a carer and Co-Convenor of the Bond Children's Holiday Camp, she was co-founder of the Bond University Progressive and Leftists Society, and sub-editor of Scope Magazine.
The University is in close contact with Bonnie's family comprising her brave mother Lorraine and her loving sister Lily. The family, who spent most of the past week at Bond, wishes to thank the many staff, students and alumni at Bond who have expressed their sadness and condolences.
The University held a memorial service on 19 September on campus and will be represented at Bonnie's funeral in her home town in country NSW.
The University again extends its deepest sympathy to family and close friends, and requests that the media respect Bonnie's memory as a girl who had already achieved so much in her relatively short time, a girl much loved and respected by her family and friends, and a girl whose spirit, ambition and adventure we will remember.