Ferris employee Scott Atwell passed away on Friday, December 19 due to what is believed to be natural causes according to a campus-wide bulletin sent out by news services manager Sandy Gholston.
Atwell, who served as a reference librarian in FLITE, was found unresponsive in the library around 3 pm.
In addition to serving as a member of the FLITE staff, Atwell was also a specialist for Ferris in the fields of art, music, philosophy and religion and published much of his own writing on the subject of music.
Atwell served on several committees during his time at Ferris State University including the Athletic Advisory Committee; Library Promotion/Merit Committee; search committees for administration, faculty, and staff; Ferris State University Library for Information, Technology, and Education (FLITE) Core Planning Team as the Ferris State University Faculty Advisor for Michigan Christian Campus Ministries among many others.
The University will be offering grief counseling to any faculty, staff and students who knew Scott and might find the counseling helpful.