Baylor To Light Pat Neff Tower in Virginia Tech's School Colors

April 23, 2007

(To access Baylor's response to the Virginia Tech tragedy, including links to University services, statements and news releases, and local and state news stories, go to: Baylor Responds To The Tragedy At Virginia Tech.)

Media contact: Lori Fogleman, director of media relations, (254) 710-6275

Baylor President John M. Lilley sent out the following message today to all Baylor faculty, staff and students about the lighting of the Pat Neff Hall tower in honor of Virginia Tech:

"Today, classes resumed at Virginia Tech as students, parents, faculty and staff continue to recover from this devastating tragedy that has touched our nation. Perhaps more than others, we who are presently studying or employed at a college or university can envision the devastation that has been caused by this senseless act and the terrible sorrow that has gripped the Virginia Tech campus during the past week.

"As a symbol of our continued thoughts and prayers for the victims and in a demonstration of support for the entire Virginia Tech community, tonight and tomorrow night we will light the Pat Neff tower in Virginia Tech's school colors of maroon and orange. We intend to take photographs of the tower and will send them to our friends at Virginia Tech to remind them that we at Baylor stand with them during this difficult time.

"Please continue to pray for the families and friends of the students who died, those injured and those who are helping the community to heal."

John M. Lilley

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