By staff and wire reports
A University of Charleston-Beckley student was found dead inside her dorm room at Hogan Hall around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to Beckley Police.Shelia Hopkins, nickname Coko, played at Bluefield High School. She was a freshman at UC-Beckley, Bluefield High School Athletic Director Kim Miller confirmed Thursday.
“Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of a University of Charleston-Beckley student who was found deceased in her room in Hogan Hall today,” UC President Dr. Ed Welch said Wednesday.
“This is truly a heartbreaking situation for many people. We are meeting with UC - Beckley students, faculty and staff at this time to help them deal with this tragedy. The university will provide further comment, as appropriate, when more information is available.”
UC Communications Director Scott Castleman said the university is working to help students deal with the situation and a counselor will be available to any student wishing to talk.