Memorial Service Set For Eight UW Student-Athletes

Sept. 18, 2001


A memorial service for the eight University of Wyoming student-athletes killed Sunday in an earlymorning traffic accident has been scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 25, 4 p.m. in the Arena-Auditorium on the UW campus.

The eight are Justin M. Lambert-Belanger, 20, Timmins, Ontario, Cody B. Brown, 21, Hudson, Colo., Kyle N. Johnson,20, Riverton, Wyo., Joshua D. Jones, 22, Salem, Ore., Morgan J. McLeland, 21, Gillette, Wyo., Kevin L. Salverson, 19,Cheyenne, Wyo., Nicholas J. Schabron, 20, Laramie, Wyo., and Shane E. Shatto, 19, Douglas, Wyo.

"The date and time for the memorial service were established to ensure that the families of these young men would be ableto attend," says UW President Philip L. Dubois. "We have been in close contact with each of the families to offer anyassistance we can provide in this most difficult time of their lives. During our conversations they have expressed a strongdesire to be able to spend time with the families who share their individual and collective loss and to attend the memorialservice as members of the larger UW family.

"I encourage UW students and members of the faculty, staff, and Laramie communities to join with is in remembering the livesof these eight friends and in supporting their families, many of whom traveled long distances to share their grief with us and todraw strength from us, Dubois continues."

Additional details about the memorial service will be made available as they are developed.