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UCM Hosts Vigil Bringing Community Together in Wake of Orlando Tragedy

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG, MO (June 13, 2016) – An afternoon vigil to provide a place for the Warrensburg and University of Central Missouri communities to stand as one in support of the LGBTQ community following the recent tragedy in Orlando, Fla., will be hosted by UCM Wednesday, June 15 in Elliott Student Union 237A-B. The event begins at 4:30 p.m., and all interested individuals are invited to attend.

The vigil is sponsored by the university Office of Mentoring, Advocacy and Peer Support (MAPS) and the Office of Student Activities. Activities include remarks by University President Charles Ambrose, UCM professionals and spouses Amber Clifford-Napoleone and Tara Napoleone-Clifford, and a representative of the Warrensburg Ministerial Alliance.

 The university’s observance takes place in the wake of what is being called the nation’s worst mass shooting. More than 50 people were killed and more than 50 wounded in an early Sunday morning, June 12, massacre that occurred after a lone gunman entered an Orlando nightclub frequented by LGBTQ members.

Individuals who want to learn more about the UCM vigil in memory of those who were the victims of this tragedy are urged to contact Tara Napoleone in the MAPS office at or 660-543-4156.