Nov. 29, 2004

Contact: Todd Cohen, University Relations, (785) 864-8858.

Statement by Chancellor Hemenway on death of student John Fulbright

University of Kansas Chancellor Robert E. Hemenway made the following statement in response to the death Sunday of John Fulbright, 21, a sophomore in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences from Overland Park. Fulbright died in a one-car accident in Olathe that also killed the driver of the car, Eric Richards, 21, of Olathe. A 2001 graduate of Olathe East High School, Fulbright was employed by KU Recreation Services as a floor hockey/volleyball official. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Lenexa Christian Center, 17500 W. 87th St., Lenexa. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the same location.

"On behalf of the entire KU community, I want to express profound sorrow at the tragic death of John Fulbright. We all mourn his loss. I offer our deepest sympathies to his family and friends."


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