LONG BEACH, Calif. -- A 23-year-old California State University, Long Beach student was killed in the Paris terror attacks, the school announced Saturday.
Nohemi Gonzalez, an El Monte resident, was a senior studying interior design. She was in Paris attending the Strate College of Design as part of a semester abroad program.
In a news conference held Saturday afternoon on campus, administrators described Gonzalez as "lively and joyous."
Gonzalez was one of 17 CSULB students studying abroad at Strate, according to a school official, who also said the other 16 students are safe. The official added that Gonzalez was killed at one of the restaurant locations.
The university will hold a vigil at 4 p.m. Sunday.
"I'm deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Long Beach State University student Nohemi Gonzalez. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this sad time," CSULB President Jane Close Conoley said. "Our university stands with our nearly eighty foreign exchange students from France as they struggle with this tragedy. We will extend all support necessary to comfort them. We will also extend support to all students, faculty and staff who are in need."
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