Candlelight Gathering Tonight for Dwight Clark


Dear Western Community,

I know that you will join me in extending heartfelt support to the family of Dwight Clark, the Western student who has been missing since Sunday.

In order for us all to come together to support the Clark family during this difficult time and to create additional awareness, I have asked President Colin Watrin of the Associated Students of WWU to join me in hosting a candlelight gathering at 8:30 p.m. tonight on Red Square. The campus community and the local community are all welcome to attend. Parking enforcement on campus will be suspended during the event.

We all feel a sense of need to help find Dwight. That can be done in two different ways:

Pledge to a Reward Fund

In partnership with the Bellingham Police Department, which has already pledged $1,000, a reward fund has been set up for information leading to finding Dwight. Other lead gifts of $1,000 each from Cyndie and me and a WWU parent have also been pledged. If you are interested in making a pledge to the fund, please contact the Western University Relations office at 360-650-3482 or go to this website: We are only seeking pledges at this time.

Volunteer for the Search

The Bellingham Police Department, which is leading the investigation, is coordinating all volunteer efforts. For more information please contact Sgt. Colin Emmett at 778-8666.

When there is any new information to share we will let you know as soon as possible.

I look forward to seeing you tonight.


Page Updated 11.27.2013