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Colleen Reneè Brunner Papers

An inventory of her papers at the Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: Vanessa L. St.Oegger-Menn
Date: March 2015


Photograph of Colleen Brunner

Collen Reneè Brunner (1968-1988) was among the 270 victims of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988. A junior majoring in communications studies at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego, she was traveling home after completing a semester with her college's London exchange program. Colleen was traveling with Lynne Hartunian. The two had traveled several weeks through Spain, France, Italy, Austria, Germany, and Switzerland after their classes in London had ended. Born January 4, 1968, Colleen was the youngest of eight children. She was survived by her mother, Pat; brothers Donald, Michael, William, and Robert; and sisters Cheryl, Karen, and Patti. Colleen's father, Donald, has since passed away.

Colleen was born and raised in North Boston, New York. She was a graduate of Hamburg Senior High where she served as secretary and vice president of the Student Council, a member of the varsity cheerleading squad, and a three-year member of the Catalina Club. Hamburg Senior High now presents an annual scholarship, the Colleen Brunner Student Council Scholarship, in her honor

At SUNY Oswego, she enjoyed her job in the Admissions Office, and was very active in the Alpha Sigma Chi sorority. A memorial scholarship fund has been established in her honor at Oswego.

Scope and Content Note

The Colleen Reneè Brunner Papers contain two reproduced photographs of Colleen.

Alternative Formats

Selected images from this collection are also available as digital files. Please contact the archivist for further information on accessing these materials.


Access Restrictions:

There are no access restrictions for this collection.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from the Pan Am Flight 103 Archives and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

The Pan Am Flight 103 Archives contains additional materials and information related to the Colleen Reneè Brunner Papers. Related collections include:

On Eagles' Wings Collection

Pan Am 103 Individuals Collection

Selected Search Terms


Brunner, Colleen Reneè.
Syracuse University -- History.
Syracuse University.


Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing Incident, 1988.
Terrorism -- Government Policy -- United States -- Case Studies.
Terrorism -- Government Policy -- United States -- History.
Terrorism -- Government Policy -- United States.
Terrorism -- History -- 20th Century.
Lockerbie (Scotland)

Types of Material


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Colleen Reneè Brunner Papers,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Donald Brunner, via Father Jim Lang, donated the Colleen Reneè Brunner Papers in 2009.

Processing Information

The Colleen Reneè Brunner Papers are fully processed.

Location of Originals

This collection consists entirely of reproductions. The originals remain with the Brunner family.

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