I am saddened to share news of the passing of Christopher Pugh, 21, a junior in the Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science Department, from Clarksville, Tenn. Christopher died on Thursday, June 16, in Indiana.

The death of someone you knew can evoke strong feelings. The best way to cope is to talk to your closest friends, family members, or trusted teachers.
There are people among us who have experienced similar events, and they are often more than willing to help others going through difficult circumstances.

Students who would like to speak with a counselor can contact the Armstrong-Indiana 24-hour Crisis Line at 877-333-2470 for support.

Members of IUP’s Council on Spiritual and Religious Life also are available to help. Please email to have a campus minister provide support.

Michael A. Driscoll