April 18, 2007
Dr. Charles Steger, President
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and
210 Burruss Hall
Dear President Steger:
thoughts and prayers of our students, faculty, staff and administration are
with you and all the members of the
family. Our deepest condolences are
shared with you for the tragic events which occurred in your campus community
Monday, April 16, 2007. We know that
this tragedy could occur on any campus at any time.
students and faculty have begun a campus-wide process to express the grief they
share and the sympathy they hold for the entire Virginia Tech family. We know the challenges you face are great and
the excellence that is Virginia Tech University will meet and exceed these
challenges to heal and strengthen your campus community.
community, like ours, is known for its caring attitude toward students and its
commitment toward a quality education.
The character that is Virginia
will rise and shine as a bright Phoenix
from the ashes of this tragedy. Please
know the entire campus of Jacksonville
is remembering the Virginia
William A. Meehan, Ed.D.