It is with much sadness that we communicate that one of our students, Andrew Keim, has passed away from the injuries he received in a car accidentevening near Wellington, Ohio.
Andrew Keim's twin sister, Ashley, also an Ashland University student, informed those in attendance at Saturday night's on-campus prayer vigil of this news. Ashley honored Andrew as a giving person in life and that he continued to give in his passing as an organ donor. His younger sister, brother and sister-in-law also attended the vigil. Our prayers and thoughts are with this family.
The other three AU students in the vehicle -- Paige Gorsuch, Madalyn Humphrey and Rosalie (Rose) Sepesy -- have been upgraded to serious condition at Cleveland Metro Hospital.
The two people in the other vehicle in this accident were the parents of another AU student -- sophomore Abby Zacharias. Her mother was released from Metro this evening and her father was upgraded to good condition.
Information regarding grief counseling and spiritual support for students will be forthcoming. Thank you for continuing to keep these students and their families in your thoughts and prayers.
Spiritual Support and Grief Counseling
Spiritual support and grief counseling are availablethrough as follows:
Religious Life staff (Nate Bebout, Father Hawk, and others) are available in the chapel.
Counseling Center staff (Oscar McKnight and Kerri Carmichael) are available in 244 Student Center.