Darden Student Dies


A Darden School of Business student has died unexpectedly. First Year Student Justin Key passed away yesterday morning.

“It is too early for us to know the details,” said Darden’s Dean Bob Bruner in an e-mail to the Darden students, faculty and staff last evening. “But we will make them available to the community as appropriate.”

In the e-mail, Bruner extended the School’s deepest sympathies to, “all whose lives were touched by Justin, especially his family and friends.”

Today, Director of Student Affairs Marsh Pattie invited the Darden Community to celebrate Mr. Key’s life virtually on the School’s Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/DardenMBA.

Final exams ended Friday at Darden so most of the students are no longer on grounds. Still, should students require any assistance, they are encouraged to utilize the resources at the School or University:

• Darden Office of Student Affairs 434.982.2940
• University of Virginia’s Counseling & Psychological Services Center 434.924.5556

Pattie said the Office of Student Affairs is talking with students about a memorial-type activity to be held after the Holiday Break.

“We will work with Justin’s section-mates, friends, and the student leadership to determine how we might best remember Justin and celebrate his life when we all return in January,” Pattie said. “We deeply feel his loss and mourn with those who were closest to him.”

Founded in 1955, the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business is a professional school that improves society by developing leaders in the world of practical affairs.

For information, contact communication@darden.virginia.edu

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