Rose-Hulman Remembers Alumnus Who Died in Condo Collapse

Friday, July 09, 2021

Early this morning rescuers reported recovering the body of 2007 civil engineering alumnus Luis Pettengill along with his wife, Sophia López Moreira, and the youngest of their three children from the site of the June 24 collapse of a condominium in Surfside, Florida.

“Members of our campus and alumni communities, especially those who knew Luis from his days on campus, are extremely saddened to learn this morning’s reports confirming his death, along with members of his family,” said Rose-Hulman President Robert A. Coons. “We extend our sympathies to the family and others who were touched by Luis’s spirit and friendship.”

As a Rose-Hulman student, Luis earned a minor in economics, was member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers and played on the varsity soccer and tennis teams. He earned Intercollegiate Tennis Association Academic All-America team honors in 2006 and 2004.