Northern Star

Open Letter: To the NIU community

The Forward, Together Forward memorial outside Cole Hall honors the lives of the five students lost in the Feb. 14, 2008, shooting. The lives of two additional Huskies were lost one day after the 11th anniversary of the Feb. 14 shooting.

Northern Star Staff

February 18, 2019

It is with heavy hearts we mourn the loss of two members of the NIU family: student Trevor Wehner and alumnus Clayton Parks.One day following the anniversary of the shooting that took place on our own campus Valentine’s Day of 2008, the lives of two more of our own were taken by an incident of mass gu...

Parks remembered by determined personality and compassion toward others

Clayton Parks, poses for the camera during his study abroad trip to Bucerias, Nayarit, Mexico in March 2014.

Sophia Mullowney

February 18, 2019

DeKALB — In the wake of tragedy, the NIU community came together to reminisce about the life and impact of alumnus Clayton Parks.Parks, 32, of South Elgin, was a victim in the Friday shooting at the Henry Pratt Company, 401 S. Highland Ave., Aurora. He was employed as the human resources manager.Park...