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RMU student Marco Giovengo passes away in Lexington apartment


RMU student Marco Giovengo, senior,  passed away this evening in his room in Lexington Hall, according to an email from RMU President Gregory Dell’Omo. Several of Giovengo’s Phi Sigma Kappa brothers also confirmed that he had passed away.

An ambulance and several RMU police vehicles arrived in front of Lexington around 6:45 p.m. Crowds of students gathered outside in front of Salem and Marshall Hall.

In addition to the EMT and RMU police, ResLife assistant director Anne Lahoda, Center for Student Success counselor Randon Willard, Dean John Michalenko and even President Dell’Omo were on the scene.

At this point, the cause of death has not been released.

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Giovengo lived with muscular dystrophy and other medical difficulties, but was still one of RMU’s most active members. He was a drummer for RMU’s marching and pep band, a member of the Homecoming court this fall and, as mentioned before, a brother of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity on campus.

He was pursuing a degree in sports management and was expected to graduate at commencement this May.

RMU counselors are available for anyone who is in need of someone to talk to at this time. They can be reached at the Center of Student Success at 412-397-4346.

Details of funeral arrangements and a campus memorial will be released as they become available, according to the email.



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Andrea Zanaglio, Staff Writer
A senior journalism major at Robert Morris University, Andrea serves as a staff member this semester, writing and producing packages for all aspects of RMU Sentry Media. She previously served as the editor-in-chief for the 2012-2013 school year as well as the news editor from spring 2011 to fall 2012 and assistant news editor in spring 2012. In addition to writing for the university's paper, she is a member of the Society of Collegiate Journalists,which she serves as the vice president, Lambda Pi Eta, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, National Society of Leadership and Success, National Residence Hall Honor Society and Voci Italiane, RMU's Italian American Club. Andrea currently works at WPXI as a freelance web producer and will be interning in KDKA's commercial production department this fall. Contact Andrea at [email protected] [tfb username=AZRMUsentry count='true' lang='en' theme='light']

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