April 18, 2012 COPY BY: Rana McDonald, 806-651-2129, firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Memorial Service to Honor Five WTAMU Students
CANYON, Texas—Five West Texas A&M University students who died during the past year will be honored at a memorial service at 2 p.m. Friday, April 20 on campus.
The Student Memorial Service, sponsored by the WTAMU Student Government, will take place at the J.A. Hill Chapel. Family and friends of the deceased are invited to attend.
Student Government annually awards scholarships in memory of those students honored at the memorial service.
This year Student Government will award scholarships in memory of the following:
• Drissa Diarra, an agriculture major from Canyon, who died Dec. 24, 2011;
• Mary Gonzalez, an accounting major from Amarillo, who died Feb. 27, 2012;
• Chase Schulte, a sports and exercise sciences major from Nazareth, who died Nov. 6, 2011;
• Clayton Topliff, a sports and exercise sciences major from Canyon, who died Nov. 28, 2011; and
• Jeffery Weiss, a psychology major from Canyon, who died March 10, 2012.
The University conducted its first Student Memorial Service in 1986 and since then the Student Government Memorial Fund has awarded more than 90 scholarships to WTAMU students.
Contributions may be made to Student Memorial Scholarship Fund, WTAMU Box 60297, Canyon, Texas 79016-0001. For more information, contact the Office of Student Government at 806-651-2385.