Candlelight vigil for University of Lincoln student | Central Missouri News


Dominik Dudley-Moore’s vigil was held Monday night at Lincoln University.

JEFFERSON CITY — Friends, family and students gathered Monday night for a candlelight vigil in memory of a University of Lincoln student.

Dominik Dudley-Moore’s vigil began at 6 p.m. and was held on the back patio of Scruggs University Center.

Several hundred students and teachers showed up for the event.

Dudley-Moore was found deceased in his on-campus residence at Dawson Hall on Sunday, according to a university press release.

Lincoln University’s deputy director of student engagement, Curtis Burton, was Dudley-Moore’s royal court adviser.

“Dom made an impact from day one when he walked onto this campus,” Burton said. “He always made you smile.”

He suffered from epilepsy and seizures and was diagnosed as a teenager, according to an aunt KOMU 8 spoke to.

Dudley-Moore, who was just beginning his college career, was studying to become a high school athletic director, Lincoln University said in a news release.

“We will forever cherish Dom and his impact on the Lincoln University campus,” Burton said. “He strives for excellence in everything he does.”

Dudley-Moore was just beginning her college career at Lincoln University, according to a news release.

“He was a proud and active Blue Tiger,” the statement read.

He also said he was representing his classmates as Mr. Freshman in the Royal Court for Lincoln University’s homecoming.

His death is being investigated by the Lincoln University Police Department, although they say they don’t expect foul play.


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