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Hundreds gather for Kasey Waychoff memorial at Oklahoma State

by Kyle Fredrickson Modified: March 27, 2014 at 3:25 pm •  Published: March 27, 2014
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The Oklahoma State University community mourned the death of a student Wednesday night as hundreds gathered in the Student Union Atrium for a memorial service.

Kasey Waychoff, 19, was killed by drunk driver while vacationing on spring break in Gulf Shores, Ala. She was an international business sophomore and active member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority as vice president of finance.

Unpredictable spring weather pushed the memorial service inside after it had been scheduled to be held on Willard Lawn. But it didn’t seem to impact community turnout. Take a look at the crowd inside the union (courtesy of @OkSUPanhellenic, the official Twitter account of the Greek women of OSU):

OSU President Burns Hargis opened the ceremony by announcing a scholarship would be created in Waychoff’s memory. Her sorority sisters wore white and carried pink carnations. You can read more about the service from The Daily O’Collegian’s Kaelynn Knoernschild’s recap.

The O’Colly also featured the memorial on it’s front page Thursday:

A Raising Canes restaurant in Waychoff’s hometown of Flower Mound, Texas, at 3205 FM 407, is donating 100 percent of its proceeds from 5-9 p.m. Thursday to Waychoff’s newly established scholarship fund.

by Kyle Fredrickson
OSU beat writer
Kyle Fredrickson became the Oklahoma State beat writer for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com in July 2014. A native Coloradoan, Fredrickson attended Western State College before transferring to Oklahoma State in 2010 and graduating in 2012. Fredrickson...
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