Elle Cox wearing a dress and looking awayShe was hospitalized due to a major car accident on Sunday and remains in critical condition. A GoFundMe page has been established by Elle’s family to pay for her medical expenses.

“Elle has been the light of my life for the past 6 years,” says Alex Ruiz ’22. “She is a person full of love, care, and empathy for all. Elle is the type of person that will put herself aside to make others feel comfortable; she is a fighter, a warrior, and a noble soul. A person who has never let her circumstance limit her from reaching new heights. A person that only knows how to love and bring joy to everyone around her.”

“Elle Cox is a brilliant photographer with a generational ‘eye.’ She was on her way to great success in the art world,” says Prof Ed Kerns.  “Elle completed a beautiful studio honors thesis in 2020.  She prospered under the primary guidance of Professor Karina Skvirsky, a well-known photographer herself.   Elle is an example of an empathetic and sophisticated artist whose humanity comes shining through in her photographs.”

“Elle was a double major in art and psychology,” says Prof. Ingrid Furniss. “She studied for a semester at Universidad Veritas in Costa Rica and was awarded the Art Department’s prestigious Rothkopf Scholar Award for travel to Berlin with [Prof.] Bob Mattison. She did her honors thesis in photography with [Prof.] Karina Skvirsky. Her honors project was outstanding. She is a talented photographer and a brilliant, insightful student who brought great enthusiasm to her classes and work. She is one of my favorite students. She brings a special light to the world. Her enthusiasm and joy of learning are infectious. I am thinking of her and hope for a fast recovery.”

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