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It has been a challenging week for many friends and family members of Ariane Patterson. The Gardner-Webb religious studies major was celebrating her 21st birthday on Jan. 17 when she collapsed in class, and was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Her friends say she had an “outrageous love for Christ and people,” and that “her beautiful smile was as infectious as her loving spirit.”
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Office of University Communications, "Gardner-Webb Mourns the Loss of Loving Student Ariane Noelle Patterson Dead at 21" (2012). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 1962.