Poly Holds Candlelight Vigil in Remembrance of Virginia Tech Tragedy


Over 100 members of the Poly community, including President Jerry Hultin, attended a candlelight vigil at the steps of Wunsch Hall on Monday, April 23, to remember the lives lost at Virginia Tech a week earlier. The vigil followed a memorial service that took place earlier in the day.


Michael Hutmaker, Dean of Student Affairs, emceed the event which began with a prayer by Father Kevin Cavaluzzi. Poly students and faculty read the names and brief bios of the victims and lit a candle in their honor. Fr. Cavaluzzi concluded the ceremony with some thoughts of remembrance. Following the event, Residence Life and the Counseling Center led a discussion to allow students and staff to voice thoughts and concerns of the tragedy.