PSU Alumni One of the VT Victims

This is really sad news for the Penn State family. An astute reader has pointed out to me that one of the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre is a Penn State alumni.

Penn State officials have verified that Penn State graduate Jeremy Herbstritt, of Bellefonte, was among the students killed yesterday in the Virginia Tech shootings.

Herbstritt graduated in 2006 with degrees in civil engineering and biochemistry/molecular biology. He had been pursuing a civil engineering degree at Virgina Tech.

Herbstritt's father, Michael Herbstritt, works as an engineer in the Office of the Physical Plant (OPP) at Penn State. Penn State spokesman Geoff Rushton said Michael Herbstritt and his wife had been in Boston watching their daughter run in the Boston Marathon at the time of the shootings, and were currently en route to Blacksburg, VA.

Rushton said professors that knew Herbstritt at Penn State were "very upset."

"Everybody's just devastated about this," he said. "They talked about what a wonderful happy student he was...he was always so friendly."

Our deepest condolences go out to the Herbstritt family. If anyone reading this knew Jeremy, I would invite you to celebrate his life and please share any fond memories you had of him.

I leave you with a gift - peace of mind and heart!
And the peace I give isn't fragile like the peace the world gives,
so don't be troubled or afraid.

- John 14:27 -

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Black Shoe Diaries

You must be a member of Black Shoe Diaries to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Black Shoe Diaries. You should read them.

Join Black Shoe Diaries

You must be a member of Black Shoe Diaries to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Black Shoe Diaries. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker