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Kristen Cole

In memoriam: Kristen Cole

Study abroad advisor known as a world traveler

Contact: ​Jeff Johnston


Kristen Cole, an advisor in Central Michigan University's study abroad office, died Aug. 3, 2019. 

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Kristen and her husband, Ben Sorensen, were avid world travelers, marrying on a beach in Jamaica and adventuring in Europe and Central America. Kristen also fulfilled her lifelong love of Ireland with her own study abroad semester at the University of Limerick. 

A CMU alum, Kristen received her bachelor's degree in education in 2011 and was pursuing a master's degree in education: training and development.

In addition to her husband, Kristen is survived by her parents, sister and other family members.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at A.H. Peters Funeral Home in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan. A funeral mass will take place at noon Saturday, Aug. 10, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.


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