May 21, 2013 at 3:59 pm

A&S Mourns Loss of Biology Student in Accident

David Spyke

David Spyke

Ohio University and the College of Arts & Sciences are mourning the loss of 20-year-old undergraduate student David K. Spyke in a skateboarding accident May 12 in Cincinnati. As reported in Compass:

Spyke, of Anchorage, Alaska, had just completed his sophomore year in Ohio University’s College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Biological Sciences. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

“David was one of my outstanding advisees,” said Steve Reilly, professor of Biological Sciences. “He was a hardworking, organized and motivated student and had a bright future. This was a terrible loss. I know the Biological Sciences faculty and students are unanimous in sending our deepest sympathies to his family and friends.”

At Ohio University, Spyke made the dean’s list numerous times and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. He was a Gateway Excellence Scholarship recipient whose goal was to become a neurological science researcher.

Read the entire Compass article.

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