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July 20, 2011

Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Baker president issues statement on death of student

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University is mourning the death of Tyler Jeck, a sophomore from Pittsburg, Kan. Jeck’s body was found Tuesday after a weekend boating incident at Beaver Lake in northwestern Arkansas.

Baker President Patricia N. Long issued the following statement:

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Tyler Jeck’s family, his friends and his extended family at Baker University. Tyler had demonstrated great promise on the Baldwin City campus as a freshman. He was a stellar student, earning recognition on the Dean’s List both semesters, participating in the Emerging Leaders Summit and contributing as a player for our baseball team. He truly was a talented young man who will be missed by all who knew him.”

Baker University is committed to assuring student learning, and developing confident, competent and responsible contributors to society.