Posted by: Brian Musser | March 5, 2013

Please Pray for the Drexel Community

Unfortunately, I found the letter below from the Drexel University President John Fry in my email this morning.  Please keep the entire Drexel community in you prayers during this time of loss, especially those who are closely touched by these tragedies.


Dear Members of the Drexel Community:

This is a very difficult day at the University. Over the weekend, we received word that two Drexel students died in unrelated incidents.

Jakub Susul was found deceased by his roommate early Saturday morning in their off-campus residence. Jakub was a senior business major with an accounting concentration in LeBow College of Business, from Philadelphia.

Thao T. Nguyen was discovered by Drexel Public Safety personnel in her room in Caneris Hall last night after a concerned friend called about her. She was a sophomore English major and art history minor in the College of Arts and Sciences and part of the Honors Program in Pennoni Honors College. She came to Drexel from Parkville, Md.

Like you, I find these events to be shocking and upsetting, and I grieve for this young man and woman, their friends and families and everyone who knew them. Our University will feel their absence keenly.

We have been in touch with each family and expressed the sincere condolences of the Drexel community. We will provide whatever comfort and service we can to them during this difficult period.

The resources of Drexel’s Counseling Center are available to any student at any time for any reason, including those students who need support after these tragic losses. You can reach a counseling professional by calling 215-895-1415 during business hours (Mon-Thu 8 am – 6 pm, Fri 8 am – 5 pm) or 215-416-3337 any other time.

I am deeply saddened to have to write this message, but I am comforted by the certainty that the members of our community will come together to support each other in the wake of these tragedies, and to cherish the memories of Jakub and Thao. Please keep their families and friends in your prayers.


John A. Fry


  1. My prayers are with the families and friends of those who have passed.

    Thank you Brian for your ministry at the school and on this blog. Your blog has been a personal blessing to me. Your ministry there at the school is greatly needed and, I am sure, appreciated, Lord bless you.

  2. Thank you so much for paying attention. And your prayers are greatly appreciated.

Anything to add?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: