WVU plans Friday bell-ringing ceremony

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WVU Bell Ringing
Bell of the U.S.S. West Virginia on the campus of West Virginia University

West Virginia University will hold a bell-ringing ceremony, coordinated by the Office of Campus and Community Life and Alpha Phi Omega, a national service fraternity, on Friday (Jan. 25) in remembrance of students Alexander Gray and Austin Cole Stratton.

Gray, 19, a sports and adventure media major from Wilmington, Delaware, died on Dec. 24 and Stratton, 19, an engineering major from Sod, died on Dec. 1.

The service will begin promptly at noon at Oglebay Plaza on WVU’s downtown campus, and those interested in attending are asked to be there at least 15 minutes beforehand. Family, friends and members of the University community are welcome to attend Friday’s ceremony.

Individuals who would like to speak should contact Kim Mosby at 304.293.5611 or kim.mosby@mail.wvu.edu.