President offers condolences on death of student Mingxuan Yang

January 12, 2012

Emporia State University President Michael Shonrock issued the following statement regarding the death of student Mingxuan Yang:

“We at Emporia State are deeply saddened by the death of Mingxuan Yang. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”

Yang was from Dalian, Liaoning Province, China. He had graduated from Dalian University of Technology before beginning studies at the University of North Texas in Denton. Yang transferred to ESU in the Spring 2010 semester and was working toward his master’s of business administration degree.

Counselors in ESU’s Student Wellness Center, located in 250 Southeast Morse Hall, are available for students, faculty or staff.

Friends are working on a private memorial service according to Yang’s wishes, but no details are available yet.

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