In an email to students on Monday, April 11, Vice President for Student Affairs Ginger Ambler announced that Joshua Emmanuel Owusu-Koramoah ’20 had passed away unexpectedly. Owusu-Koramoah was found by emergency personnel inside his home in Hampton, Virginia on Tuesday, April 5. His death is currently being investigated as a potential homicide with a possible suspect taken into custody on Thursday, April 7.
Owusu-Koramoah graduated with a B.S. in chemistry from the College of William and Mary and was a linebacker for the football team. He was also involved in many campus organizations, including the PLUS Program, the Center for Student Diversity, the African American Male Coalition and the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM). After graduation, Owusu-Koramoah served as a staff intern for BCM and had recently begun teaching science at Hampton Christian Academy. Ambler’s email described Owusu-Koramoah as “a thoughtful, courageous, and caring man.”
“Our sympathies are with the Owusu-Koramoah family. Joshua’s loss will be felt by the many individuals in our athletics program and campus community whose lives he touched with his kindness and caring,” posted William & Mary Tribe Football in a post on their official Instagram account.
An alumni memorial service took place on Sunday, April 10 from 3-8p.m. and a memorial service was held on Tuesday, April 12 at 8p.m.. Owusu-Koramoah’s funeral will be held on Thursday, Apr. 14 at Liberty Live Church and will be streamed online. There will also be a pre-service viewing from 9-10:30a.m.
“Please be praying for his family in this difficult time,” BCM said in a statement on their Instagram account.