Subscribe Register Login

Friday, August 22, 2014, 4:39 p.m.
Top Picks - Capture Arkansas

UPDATE: Meningitis victim identified

By Staff Report

This article was originally published November 19, 2012 at 3:25 p.m. Updated November 19, 2012 at 4:49 p.m.

A NorthWest Arkansas Community College student died Sunday evening from bacterial meningitis, according to a news release from the college.

Roger Morris, the Washington County coroner, identified the student as Conner Burchfield, 18, of Fayetteville.

College officials are contacting people who may have had close contact with the student, the news release stated. High-traffic areas and areas visited by the student are being disinfected.

Steven Hinds, college public relations director, said Nov. 13 is the last time the college has record of Burchfield being on campus. He said the student signed into the Academic Success Computer lab at that time. The college has closed the lab for sterilization.

"They are cleaning and wiping that down and disinfection for any remaining germs," Hinds said.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the student, his family, and friends during this difficult time,” said Steven Gates, senior vice president for learning and provost.

Comments on: UPDATE: Meningitis victim identified

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Customer service representative

    customer service representative Full-Time: Takes incoming ca...
    Little Rock, AR

  • Forensic interviewer

    forensic interviewerthe Wade Knox Children’s Advocacy Center...
    LONOKE, AR

  • Dishwasher, backup

    Residential Care AssistantLocal Retirement Center seeking de...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Cnas

    Greystone Nursing and Rehab 121 Spring Valley Road, Cabot AR...
    Cabot, AR

  • Generalist clerk

    united states district courteastern district of arkansasgene...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

Search 844 jobs >

Top Picks - Capture Arkansas
Arkansas Online