Students Mourn Loss of Classmates’ Hazing Death
VSU President Keith Miller called the two 19-year-old freshmen men of promise and potential at a memorial heldFriday in the gymnasium on the Ettrick campus of VSU.
He blamed the loss of Marvell Edmonson and Jauwan Holmes on “outdated rituals” and said he was hopeful others would learn from their deaths.
The two students were swept away by rapids as they attempted to cross the Appomattox during an initiation for an unsanctioned social club called “Men of Honor.” Other students survived the ordeal.
Four men have been charged with hazing in the deaths.