MSU to award mass shooting victims with posthumous degrees

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Posted at 4:15 PM, Mar 02, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-03 13:05:35-05

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University announced Thursday that it will award the three victims of the deadly mass shooting posthumous degrees.

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MSU Spokesperson Dan Olsen told FOX 17 that the families of Alexandria Verner, Arielle Anderson and Brian Fraser will be presented with the degrees during this semester's commencement ceremonies.

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Brian Fraser, Alex Verner and Arielle Diamond Anderson

Specific details are still being worked out with the families, but commencements are scheduled to take place May 5-7, 2023.

This comes more than two and a half weeks after a gunman opened fire on campus, killing three students and hurting five others.

Alexandria Verner, 20, from Clawson, Michigan, was a junior studying biology.

Arielle Anderson, 19, from Grosse Pointe, Michigan, was a junior and an aspiring surgeon.

Brian Fraser, 20, from Grosse Pointe, Michigan, was a sophomore studying business.

If you want to help MSU and the greater community, you can donate to the Spartan Strong Fund.

REFERENCE: Here's how you can help those impacted by the MSU mass shooting

The university says the fund is “here to help address the immediate needs of students, faculty and community members whose lives and livelihoods may have been impacted by an unexpected event or emergency.”