Ole Miss student Frank Anderson dies in China

Published 12:47 pm Friday, October 7, 2016

Frank Anderson, a student with the University of Mississippi’s Chinese Flagship program studying in China, died Saturday, Oct. 1, in Shanghai. The cause of his death is currently under investigation.


“The entire Ole Miss community is heartbroken over the unexpected death of Frank Anderson, one of our finest and most dedicated students,” said Donald Dyer, chair of modern languages at the university and co-director of the UM Chinese Language Flagship Program. “We offer our deepest sympathy to Frank’s family, friends and fellow students.”

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Originally from Winter Park, Florida, Anderson, 22, was a fifth-year senior participating in the Flagship program’s Capstone Year in China and directly enrolled at Nanjing University. UM officials are assisting members of Anderson’s family during this tragic time. UM will share details regarding arrangements and services as this information becomes available.