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UHV grieves loss of student, employee

Sept. 26, 2011 at 4:26 a.m.
Updated Sept. 27, 2011 at 4:27 a.m.

Kristin Torres

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VISITATION: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Colonial Funeral Home, 1801 E. Red River St., followed by a rosary at 7 p.m.

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The University of Houston-Victoria community was saddened after employee and student Kristin Torres died unexpectedly Saturday. She was 29 years old.

"Kristin was loved by all in the Student Affairs Department and the entire university, and will be missed tremendously," UHV Registrar Trudy Wortham said. "She was quiet, but she had a great sense of humor."

Torres worked at UHV as a transfer credit analyst in the Office of Admissions & Records. She started at the university in 2006 as a secretary in facilities before moving to the Office of Admissions & Records two months later.

She was part of UHV's Corporate Cup team and the university's Bright Ideas Relay for Life team.

Torres was also a UHV student, pursuing a bachelor's degree in communications.

"It always is a difficult time when we grieve the loss of a UHV employee and student, particularly one who leaves us at such a young age," UHV President Philip Castille said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends, student colleagues and fellow employees."

Torres died due to complications from a blood clot. She is survived by her husband, Amador, and a son, 18-month-old Trey.

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