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Manchester University mourns pharmacy student Omar Saleh

Omar SalehOmar Saleh, a second-year pharmacy student, died in a crash on the way home to Michigan for the long holiday weekend.

The janaza /funeral was after Friday prayers at Masjid Dearborn.
All Monday exams are rescheduled at the Fort Wayne campus.

The conference center will serve as a gathering place for students, faculty and staff to be together, support one another and share memories. There will be a memory journal for individuals to share their thoughts of/experiences with Omar. This journal will be given to Omar’s family.
The conference center is open to everyone from 9 am to 6 pm on Monday. Drs. Abdelmageed and Bonnarens, as well as other members of the faculty and staff will be available. Additionally, a number of pastoral and counseling services will be available on campus including:

  • Patrick Riecke, director, Chaplaincy and Volunteers for Parkview Regional Medical Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Imam Hamzah Sharif of the Islamic Center of Fort Wayne from 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Danette Norman Till, director of Counseling Services for Manchester from 3 to 6 p.m.    

    This gathering space is to give everyone a place to be together. It is OK if you don’t even know what you “need” but just want a safe place to check in with someone and share your reaction, or perhaps share a concern you have for a peer who you want to assure someone reaches out to them.
    There will be a memorial service at the Fort Wayne campus at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, with a reception immediately afterward. All members of the MU community are welcome.

Manchester President Dave McFadden sent this email to the Manchester community on Nov. 22.

Dean of Pharmacy Programs W. Thomas Smith sent this message to the pharmacy community.

To the media:

The counseling area and service are closed to the public and media. Please contact Anne Gregory in media relations to arrange any interview. Manchester is a private university, and its grounds and buildings are private property. Please review our media access policies before visiting.

About Manchester University
Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 60 areas of academic study to nearly 1,600 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Athletic Training, a Master of Pharmacogenomics and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy. It has students from 20 nations and is home to the world's first undergraduate peace studies program, established in 1948. Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at

November 2017