After a period of time to respect the family’s privacy and grieve as a community, today in recognition of an off-campus celebration of life organized by friends, the university has lowered its flag to half staff to remember the life of Redeemer University student Bekett Noble.
Bekett was a fourth-year psychology major, a hard-working and engaged student in the classroom. A much-loved coworker, who worked on campus in a number of capacities, most recently at the front desk and at 21Five. Known for being a friendly face in those places, Bekett was kind, likable, funny and direct.
On Saturday, December 3, the Redeemer community came together for a memorial service held on campus for Bekett. The service included remarks from friends of Bekett and the university administration, and brought together students, faculty and staff to celebrate Bekett’s life.
Bekett maintained relationships with many different faculty, staff and administrative leaders and was a thoughtful student and a tireless advocate for marginalized groups and individuals on campus. Bekett was an inspiring example of how to have meaningful, respectful and gracious relationships across differences, in ways that help to solve challenges and move forward with hope.
Bekett was someone who cared for the needs of others, particularly LGBTQ+ students, and will be missed by friends, classmates, faculty and staff. We extend our deepest condolences to Bekett’s loved ones and ask that you continue to keep them in your prayers through this difficult time.