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Memorial Service for Monica Quan and Keith Lawrence on Sunday, February 24

Memorial Service for Monica Quan and Keith Lawrence on Sunday, February 24

UPDATE 2/22/2012: The memorial service for Monica Quan and Keith Lawrence will be held at Concordia University Irvine at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 24, 2013. Venues will be open for seating beginning at 9:30 a.m.

The Quan and Lawrence families request that members of the media respect their privacy during the memorial service for Monica and Keith.

No cameras or video equipment will be allowed on the Concordia University Irvine property during the memorial service. Gymnasium seating is by invitation only for members of the Quan and Lawrence families, members of law enforcement and their families, and special guests. Members of the public and the media will be directed to overflow seating in the CU Center for Worship and Performing Arts, the Grimm Hall DeNault Auditorium and the Grimm Student Union. 

A video clip from the memorial service will be available after the event. For a copy of the video clip, please contact [email protected] or call 949.214.3152.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Monica Quan and Keith Lawrence Girls Basketball Scholarship Fund. For more information, email [email protected] or visit the scholarship Facebook page.

Traffic Flow and Parking Information:

All traffic for the memorial service should enter through the Ridgeline entrance (Gatehouse 2). The Turtle Rock entrance (Gatehouse 1) will be closed from 7 am - 3 pm to everyone except residents.

Parking space is limited on the Concordia campus, so please plan to arrive early. Overflow parking will be available at University High School in Irvine. Minute Man Shuttle Company will provide shuttle service from University High School to the Concordia campus beginning at 9:30 am.


UPDATE 2/15/2013: The memorial service for Monica Quan and Keith Lawrence will be held at Concordia University Irvine on February 24, 2013.  Further details will be posted as soon as they are available.

UPDATE 2/5/13: We will have a moment of silence before the prayer at the women’s basketball game at 5:30 p.m. and the men’s basketball game at 7:30 p.m. tonight.


Irvine, Calif. (February 4, 2013) – Early Monday morning, Concordia University Irvine learned of the apparent double homicide of two of its alums, Monica Quan and Keith Lawrence. Their bodies were discovered late Sunday evening in Lawrence’s vehicle in the parking structure of their Irvine condominium building. Quan and Lawrence met while students and basketball players at Concordia University Irvine and were engaged to be married.

Quan graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Sports Science (ESS) in 2007 and a Master’s Degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration (MCAA) in 2009, and played basketball for the 2005-2007 seasons. She was an assistant coach under head coach Todd Corman in 2007-2008 and under current head coach Jenny Hansen in 2008-2009.

Lawrence graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management, and played basketball at Concordia University Irvine from 2006-2008. In 2007, he was responsible for making the winning shot, sending the game into its 4th overtime, in the NAIA National Tournament Semifinals, earning them a trip to the 2007 NAIA National Championship game; a video of this can be seen on YouTube by clicking here.

“Our campus community is shocked and saddened by this tragic news,” said Kurt Krueger, Concordia University Irvine President.  “Our prayers go out to the families and friends of Monica and Keith and know that we mourn along with them.” 

Counselors in our Wellness Center are available to help faculty, staff and students process the news and to cope – 949.214.3102 or [email protected].


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