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HT Family Mourns the Passing of Rolando “Roly” Ruiz

(AUSTIN-Texas) 11.19.12 — Huston-Tillotson University faculty, staff, and students mourn the passing of sophomore kinesiology major Rolando “Roly” Ruiz, Jr. who died on Friday, November 16, 2012.  Ruiz, from Eagle Pass, Texas, made an impact on the faculty that he encountered and was a member of the HT baseball team and the soccer team. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our students and will hold the family in our prayers,” said Huston-Tillotson University President Larry L. Earvin. “We are also reminded of the preciousness of family as we prepare for the observance of Thanksgiving and the approaching holiday season.”

The HT family will gather in King-Seabrook Chapel on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. for a remembrance ceremony for Ruiz. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced upon confirmation. Details of the death are under investigation by appropriate law enforcement officials.  Counseling services are available to members of the HT community in need of support during this difficult time.