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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

Oct. 17, 2017

Northwest announces bell ringing ceremony for David Nkenchor

Northwest Missouri State University has announced details for a bell ringing ceremony to remember a student who died on the campus earlier this month.

The University will host the bell ringing for David Nkenchor at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Bell of ’48. The ceremony is open to the public.

Nkenchor, 18, a freshman geology major from Maryland Heights, Missouri, was found dead Oct. 1 in his residence hall. The cause of his death remains under investigation, although no foul play is suspected.

The Bell of '48, located near the front of the Administration Building, is rung in memory of any member of the University community, and to announce other events deemed important by Student Senate and the administration.

Northwest reminds the campus community that counseling is available at Wellness Services from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and by calling 660.562.1348. Individuals needing assistance outside of regular office hours are encouraged to contact University Police at 660.562.1254. Faculty and staff should call the University employee assistance program at 800.964.3577. A county counseling support line also is available to members of the Northwest community at 888.279.8188.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468