November 18, 2010
Fort Wayne, Ind.—Indiana Tech will dedicate a memorial in honor of two student-athletes at 1:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20. The unexpected deaths of Elizabeth “Liz” Lykowski and Jasmin “Jaz” Hubbard shocked the Indiana Tech community in 2008.
Lykowski died Oct.5, 2008 due to a congenital heart defect. She was a senior majoring in human resource management and a defensive specialist on the volleyball team. Lykowski came to Indiana Tech from Whiteford High School in Ottawa Lake, Mich.
Hubbard died Oct. 17, 2008 due to a chronic undiagnosed heart condition. She was a sophomore criminal justice major and a forward on the junior varsity basketball team. Hubbard came to Indiana Tech from Kenmore High School in Akron, Ohio.
The lighted concrete monument, located in the patio next to Abbott Center, features plaques with biographies and etched photos of Lykowski and Hubbard. The memorial was partially funded by the 2009 Class Gift. Several local companies also donated materials or services including:• Michael Kinder and Sons• Weigand Construction• Precast Specialties• Almet Inc.• Votaw Electric• Dave Baker Agency• The Baldus Company• Design Collaborative
Speakers for the memorial dedication ceremony will include Indiana Tech President Arthur Snyder as well as friends and teammates of Lykowski and Hubbard.
In addition to the memorial, Lykowski and Hubbard are remembered through scholarships established in their names.
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