Pace Univ. keeps VA Tech students in their prayersPosted: Updated:
Students, faculty and staff at Pace University gathered Thursday to share their prayers for those suffering at Virginia Tech.
Words of comfort were spoken at a prayer vigil at the Pleasantville campus. Those in attendance were connecting through their hearts and prayers with fellow students who suffered through a tremendous tragedy.
On Monday, Virginia Tech senior Cho Seung-Hui went on a shooting spree, methodically killing 32 people before taking his own life. One of his victims was 19-year-old Caitlin Hammaren, a sophomore from Orange County. Hammaren graduated from Minisink Valley High School in 2005.
Pace University junior Hugues Sygiey has a cousin at Virginia Tech who is an engineering student. Sygiey says his cousin lost friends and had other friends injured in the massacre.
Said Pace University President David Caputo: ?I think it's very important for our students, faculty and staff to have a sense of community and being able to express, in a community setting, both their grief and their concern.?
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