President Offers Condolences on Death of Student

Posted on 3/19/09 1:15 PM

Through coordination with the Indiana County Coroner's Office and in response to the family's wishes, I am saddened to inform you that IUP freshman Brenton Croll, 18, Roaring Springs, a nursing major living on campus, died, Wednesday, March 18, in a friend's on-campus residence hall room.

The Indiana County Coroner is working to determine the cause of death.

Obviously the death of any IUP student is tragic and difficult to bear for members of the IUP community. I am sure you join me in expressing concern and sympathy for Brenton's friends and family.

The IUP Counseling Center provides walk-in crisis counseling to students on a daily basis. Students also may call the Counseling Center at 724-357-2621 to make an appointment or to speak to a counselor. A 24-hour crisis hotline is available at The Open Door, 724-465-2605.

Details regarding funeral arrangements and a memorial service will be shared at a later date.


Tony Atwater, Ph.D.