Statement from University of Indianapolis President Robert L. Manuel regarding the death of Nicholas Dworet in Florida on Feb. 14, 2018.
Dear UIndy colleagues,
I am deeply saddened to share with you that we just received notification that Nicholas Dworet, who would have become a member of our University of Indianapolis family as an entering freshman this fall, died in the shootings yesterday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
Nick’s death is a reminder that we are connected to the larger world, and when tragedy hits in places around the world, it oftentimes affects us at home. Today, and in the coming days, I hope you will hold Nick, his family, all of the victims, as well as the Parkland community and first responders in your prayers.
Nick was a recruited athlete to our swim team. Coach Jason Hite, Vice President Sue Willey and I have been in contact with the Dworet family and will continue to offer support in the coming days.
Nick’s death also reminds us of the far-reaching impact of these national acts of violence. We will find ways in the coming days to help Nick’s family — and I hope our Greyhound family can come together to engage the questions raised by these shootings and ensure that our community continues to be a safe place for all of our students, faculty and staff.
Dr. Robert L. Manuel