Hundreds turn out in remembrance of former students


    Matthew Nichols and Clay York were both honored at separate memorial services held on campus this week.

    York, a 2013 magna cum laude graduate, died Dec. 22 at the age of 21 in New York City. He graduated with a double major in modern dance and ballet and minored in journalism.

    Nichols, a senior finance major and a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity, died Jan. 1 at the age of 22 in San Diego, Calif.

    Nichols was honored at an Ignite service held on Monday, Jan. 13 in the University Recreation Center. Clay York’s service to “celebrate his life and legacy” was held Wednesday, Jan. 15 in the Brown Lupton University Union Ballroom.