FROM THE COVENANT COLLEGE WEBSITE – The Covenant College family grieves the death of rising junior David Taaffe ’15.

David, 20, was a Maclellan Scholar from Brentwood, TN, majoring in Spanish with minors in community development and education. He was a midfielder on the varsity soccer team and was set to return for a second year as the resident assistant for the men’s hall 2nd Central in Carter Hall. He was a graduate of Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville.

Following a summer internship in Spain, David died on Monday, July 22, 2013, as a result of injuries sustained due to a fall while hiking in Switzerland.

“As children of God and joint heirs with Christ we cling to the promise of the hope of glory,” said President Derek Halvorson, “and we take great comfort in knowing that our brother, David, is with his Lord and Savior already. This is a wonderful truth to ponder even as we grieve an extremely painful loss.”

David is survived by his parents, Bill and Pauline, and his four older siblings, Lynn, Sarah Jane, Gillian, and Sam.