I am saddened to inform you of the death of an IUP student, Jacob David Adams, a freshman Criminology major from Portage, on Thursday, March 25, 2010, at a home in Cambria County.

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

The Counseling Center provides crisis counseling to students. Students may call the Counseling Center at 724-357-2621 to make an appointment or to speak to a counselor. A twenty-four-hour crisis hotline is available at the Open Door, 724-465-2605.

Tony Atwater, Ph.D.