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The Montclair State University community is mourning the loss of shuttle bus driver, Lunisol Guzman, who died on May 7 from COVID-19.

Lunisol Guzman was 50 years old and resided in Newark, New Jersey. She began working part-time at the university in 2009 and took on a full-time position in September 2019. Guzman had not been on campus since March 18, 2020.

Bill Fitzpatrick, an employee who worked in the same department as Lunisol Guzman, said that Lunisol Guzman was a dedicated professional.

“She very much cared about the students she served and treated each of them as she would have wanted someone to treat her children,” Fitzpatrick said.

Lunisol Guzman’s husband also died from COVID-19 two weeks earlier. They leave behind three adult children and two recently adopted children, aged two and four. Lunisol Guzman’s adult children will be raising the two adopted children together and hope to carry on her legacy.

Katherine Guzman, Lunisol Guzman’s daughter, expressed great gratitude toward her mother, appreciating everything that she taught her.

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Katherine Guzman also set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money. Many of the donors are students who wanted to thank Lunisol Guzman for her service.

Khadijah-Maryam Muhammad, a junior French major, encountered Lunisol Guzman daily.

“She was someone we could rely on to help get us to where we needed to be,” Muhammad said. “May God bless her and her husband’s soul. Her children are in my prayers.”

Jayde Worthen, a sophomore English major, commented that she…

What are your plans for spring break?

By Kristoffer Fernandes

Communication Studies

Junior

Kelsey Meyer

“I’m just gonna be working pretty much everyday because my work schedule is built around my school schedule so when I’m not at school I try to work as much as I can. I think I prefer to stay at home then go on vacation, and plus I’m making money instead of spending it which is always fun.”

Communication & Media Arts

Freshman

Sydney Williams

“It’s only a week long so plans are to hang out with my mom because I haven’t seen her in awhile. Go shopping with my mom and eat good food because I want to take a break from Sam’s and like chill. I don’t really have set plans because there’s not much time to go somewhere or do much.”

Computer Science

Junior

Michael Aquilino

“It’s been a pretty tough semester so far, so I’m gonna try to find time to relax and see people I don’t usually see. I’ve been looking for an internship this semester so I can be more prepared when I graduate because I’m supposed to be graduating next semester. So over spring break I have projects to work on.”

Dance

Junior

Camille Blue

“For this spring break I will be working. I own a small business “Twisted by Camille”. I took the advantage of having this long break to work on my brand, work on my business, and gain some more clientele. Instead of spending money and going away, I’m deciding to stay here and save money.”