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November 8, 2006


To the University Community:

The University of Miami is mourning the tragic loss of two of our students in just one week. John Warnecke, a senior majoring in international studies and Spanish, died last Thursday in a terrible automobile accident. And last night Bryan Pata, a senior majoring in criminology, was killed near his apartment in Kendall. Both were expected to graduate in May. 

On-campus memorial services have been planned. John’s service will be Monday, November 13, at 4 p.m. in the Episcopal Center. Bryan’s service will be Wednesday, November 15, at noon in Gusman Concert Hall.

Campus chaplains and counselors are available as a resource for our students. Please call 305-284-5511 for assistance.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of these two beloved members of the University family.


Donna E. Shalala

Office of the President
P.O. Box 248006 Coral Gables, Florida 33124-4600
305-284-5155 Fax 305-284-3768