Jan, 2023

Zachariah Bolster ’23 ScM, of Cedar City, Utah.; Aug. 27, in a tragic speed flying accident in the Colorado mountains. He was a graduate student in cybersecurity. At the time of his death, he  had been certified in information systems security and was employed as the division manager for information systems and cybersecurity operations for the City of Lakewood, Colo. Prior to this, he was a graduate of Penn State University and had served in the Navy for eight years, completing four regular deployments and four deployments by the Executive Orders for Naval Special Warfare Development Group. He was an IT1 specialist for Seal Team Six and a decorated combat war veteran. He received an achievement medal and joint service commendation medals. He is remembered by his family and friends for his love of adventure and excitement for life. He enjoyed the outdoors and extreme sports, including skydiving, speed wing flying, scuba diving, dirt bikes, backcountry snowboarding, and triathlons. He is survived by his parents, two brothers, and his girlfriend.

Jul, 2019

William Povell ’20, of Baltimore; Jan. 25. He was a computer science concentrator who also served as an undergraduate teaching assistant in CS, helping to develop course materials and assisting fellow students in data fluency, software engineering, and computer systems courses. He was a mentor to high school students through Brown’s Google IgniteCS chapter. He is survived by his parents, Maryann Povell and Gregory Neumann ’91 ScM, ’93 PhD; a sister; and a brother.


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