Chukwudi Benjamin “Ben” Onyeaghala

Chukwudi Benjamin “Ben” Onyeaghala

The Winona State University community mourns the loss of Chukwudi Benjamin “Ben” Onyeaghala of White Bear Lake, Minn. Onyeaghala, 19, enrolled at WSU in fall 2015 and was majoring in Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences: Movement Science.

“I ask all members of the Winona State University community to keep Ben’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers,” said Denise McDowell, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Life. “During this difficult time, gently connect with those among us who may be struggling with acceptance and understanding. May we find peace and the strength to endure as we remember Ben’s life and the good times shared.”

Counseling and support services are being made available to the campus community.

For more information, call the WSU Communications Office at 507-457-5024.

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