EAST GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Graduation day was bittersweet for students at Hofstra University Sunday, as students carried heavy hearts for a classmate who was shot and killed in a violent home invasion.READ MORE: Brian Laundrie's Remains Found In Florida Nature Reserve, Officials Say
As 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reported, graduation ceremonies Sunday included the tossing of caps and gowns and hugs all around, but with tears all around and lots of love for Rebello and her family. Many wore white ribbons.
“Even the people who didn’t know her will definitely remember her. It was a tremendous loss to the entire community and this university,” said one English major. “We wish we could have done more, but it was just a tremendous shock.”