It is with deep sadness that I inform…

It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the recent death of a student, Omar

Horani, age 21. The cause of his death on Aug. 17, 2013, is unknown at this time.

Omar was a senior biology major from Tigard, Oregon, and a member of Adams State’s

men’s lacrosse team.

During difficult times, it is important to draw strength from each other and from

the larger community of which we are a part. Free and confidential counseling is

available for students, faculty, and staff who may need support in dealing with this



Students can contact the University’s Counseling Center, located in 220 Richardson

Hall, 719-587-7746. Support is also available from the Campus Ministries Center,


Faculty and staff:

All faculty and staff members can receive counseling services from the Colorado

State Employee Assistance Program (C-SEAP), which can be reached by calling

1-800-821-8154. Additional information is available on the ASU Human Resources



Many on our campus are grieving, and I know you join me in offering sincere

condolences to Omar’s family and friends. We will announce other pertinent

information regarding memorials and arrangements as it becomes available.




Ken Marquez

Vice President for Student Affairs