The Geneva College community has been in prayer since the evening of Friday, December 7 when a student was hit by a car when she crossed Route 18 near the college. Katharine (known as Kit or Katie) Hogan, a senior from Wilmore, Kentucky, was taken to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh after the accident.
Kit suffered a serious head injury and is currently in ICU at Allegheny General Hospital. The Beaver Falls Police Department is currently investigating the accident.
Kit's family was notified immediately after the accident and is with her at the hospital. President Ken Smith and Provost Ken Carson have called on the Geneva community to pray for Kit at this time.
Within hours after the accident, nearly Geneva 100 students gathered in the dining hall to pray. More than 20 students, along with Geneva administrators and student development staff, held vigil with the family in the hospital and has continued regular visitation.
Anyone who wants to send thoughts or prayers to Kit or her family may submit them by clicking on the link below. They will be shared with Kit’s family and posted on the website.
The Geneva Cabinet, Geneva's student newspaper, is sharing messages and prayers at http://www.facebook.com/GenevaCabinet.
The hogan family has set up a link to provide frequent updates on Kit's progress: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/katiehogan
Also, cards for Kit and the family may be dropped off in the upper-level lobby of Alexander Hall, and will be delivered to the hospital.
Family and friends have been able to gather at the hospital in support of Kit and to be together in waiting and prayer. Geneva Provost Ken Carson noted that family and friends who have gathered have had many major expense issues taken care of. “For that, we are thankful. However, there are a host of incidental expenses such as meals, gas, parking and so on that they are incurring. We would like to help the family deal with these expenses.” Those who would like to donate cash or gift cards to a fund to help the family may deliver contributions the business office in Old Main or mail them to: Kit Hogan Family Support Fund, Geneva College, 3200 College Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA 15010. Checks cannot be accepted.
Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva College’s philosophy of education is based on the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).
Geneva students have the opportunity each summer to attend Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies to develop practical methods of caring for the environment.