Friday, February 15, 2008

One NIU Victim was Greek - Pi Kappa Alpha

The SigEps at NIU were fortunate that no members were hurt in yesterday's shooting incident. The Pikes, however, lost one of their brothers.

Tragedy Hits Northern Illinois, Pi Kappa Alpha Families

The Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity has confirmed that a member of our Eta Nu Chapter at Northern Illinois University was among those students killed in yesterday’s tragic campus shootings. Brother Dan Parmenter was initiated into Pi Kappa Alpha at Northern Illinois on December 4, 2006.

According to Chapter President Jason Garcia "Dan was always helping other people out, giving you a ride to class, helping with homework, doing community service."* He exemplified all of the qualities of a True Pike.

The International Fraternity has been in communication with Eta Nu chapter and alumni leaders and University officials.

Kevin Knaus, The International Fraternity’s President shared, “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dan’s family and our brothers at Eta Nu as well as all of the families and friends of those whose loved ones have been lost or injured in this senseless tragedy. We pray for the healing of those wounded and our heart goes out to the greater Northern Illinois and DeKalb community at this time of inexplicable loss.”

As additional information becomes available and is appropriate to be released, the Fraternity will post updates to its web site at

Those wishing to convey messages of support to our Eta Nu Chapter may continue to do so by sending e-mail to the following address:

Justin A. Buck, Executive Director
The Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity
(901) 748-1868 ext. 126
(901) 748-3100 (fax) - Feature Story
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