STOCKTON, CA- Petra Anderson ’12, who graduated in May as a composition major in the Conservatory of Music, of the University of the Pacific was caught in last night’s shooting at a Colorado movie theater. The latest information provided is that Petra is undergoing surgery in an Aurora hospital. Elizabeth Griego, Vice President for Student Life,spoke with Petra’s family and her mother told her that
doctors are hopeful that she will recover from her injuries. The family is feeling well supported by friends, family, and the University community. They ask for the community to continue prayers for Petra.
Petra, a Colorado native, is well known in the University community. She was the 2011 Conservatory of Music Presser Scholar, a national award for outstanding music students. In 2010, she composed and directed the successful “Heroes Salute: A Musical Tribute to Veterans,” which was performed in Faye Spanos Concert Hall. She is also well known to students due to her work in the Office of Admissions and as an assistant residence director.
“Having met Petra personally, I know I join all of you in feeling shocked and saddened by what has happened. Please continue to offer your thoughts and prayers for Petra, her family and all the victims of this horrible tragedy,”said Griego.
Information courtesy of the University of the Pacific