Mount St. Joseph University

College of Mount St. Joseph students died in car accident

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Head shots of two men.

The College of Mount St. Joseph confirms the two young men passed away in the car accident on Sunday, November 10, 2013 were students at the Mount.

Tyler Stiles, 22, was majoring in communications/new media studies and minoring in criminology. He grew up in Amelia. Michael Tepe, 22, was majoring in social work. He was also a current member of the Mount’s football team. Michael is from Springboro.

“The College mourns the loss of two students in the Mount family,” said Tony Aretz, Ph.D., president of the Mount. “Tyler and Michael were well known and well liked within the Mount community. This is a difficult time for the members of our campus community. Please keep the families and friends of Tyler and Michael in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”

There will be a prayer service today at noon at Mater Dei Chapel so that students and all the Mount community may come together to grieve and support one another. Students are planning a remembrance event at Schueler Field at 4 p.m. The media are invited to the event on Schueler Field. Schueler Field is accessible from Neeb Road.

Counselors are available in the Wellness Center for those who may want their services. The Wellness Center has resources ready for students and all members of the Mount community.

Funeral arrangements will be provided as they become available.

The College of Mount St. Joseph is an undergraduate and graduate Catholic college that provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curriculum emphasizing values, service and social responsibility.