are profoundly saddened by this shocking incident.
Our hearts go out to the families, as well as our
students. In addition, I know our faculty and staff
are grieving with us."
Lee T. Todd Jr.,
University of Kentucky
Arrangements for Jeffrey Pfetzer: Visitation: 3-6
p.m., Sunday, May 5,
Swindler and Currin Funeral Home, Latonia, Ky.
Phone: (859) 431-3014
Mass: noon, Monday, May 6,
St. Joseph Church, Crescent Springs, Ky.
2:45 p.m., Monday, May 6,
St. Mary's Cemetery, Ft. Mitchell, Ky.
Covington Catholic Building Fund or Soccer Fund, 1600
Dixie Highway, Park Hills, Ky.
3, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Two
male students died Thursday morning following a tragic
incident at the University of Kentucky's residence
hall, Kirwan Tower.
was UK freshman Jeffrey Pfetzer, a resident of Kirwan
Tower; the other, Matthew Rzepka, was visiting his
brother, a resident of Kirwan. Both students were
apparently wrestling in a third floor lounge area
when they fell through a window.
a 19-year-old from Villa Hills in Northern Kentucky,
died at the scene. Rzepka, a 22-year-old from Bowling
Green, Ky., was pronounced dead at the University
of Kentucky Hospital. The Fayette County coroner's
office said both died of head injuries.
community is deeply saddened by this tragedy. Our
students are in mourning over this tragedy and the
University is prepared to offer them all the support
we can in order to help them cope with their grief
and sense of loss.
Lee T. Todd Jr. and his wife, Patsy, along with other
UK administrators were at Kirwan Tower throughout
the morning. They spoke with students and reassured
them they are available to help them with any needs
they are experiencing.
the Dean of Students office also were on site and
have assisted in making counselors available for students,
faculty and staff. Staff from UK's Counseling Center
are available at the residence halls and at the Counseling
profoundly saddened by this shocking incident," said
Todd. "Our hearts go out to the families, as well
as our students. In addition, I know our faculty and
staff are grieving with us. Because UK is nearing
the end of finals week, we have asked faculty to make
reasonable accommodations for the students."
County Coroner's Office, UK Police and Lexington-Fayette
County Police are investigating the incident.