Brett Jarolimek

PNCA staffer who rallied after tragedies receives award

by on December 16th, 2008 at 2:04 am

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Michael Hall oversaw memorials
for two PNCA students last fall.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Michael Hall, Dean of Student Services at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, has received a community award from the NW Examiner for his role in creating awareness and promoting bike safety in the wake of two tragic deaths last year.

The death of 19 year-old PNCA art student Tracey Sparling, followed by the death of PNCA alum Brett Jarolimek in a span of less than two weeks last October sent shockwaves through the close-knit school.

According to the NW Examiner, Hall reacted by going above and beyond his duties to not only support the student community, but to help them cope and become more aware of bike safety.[Read more…]

Oregonian: Truck driver has had 25 speeding convictions

by on October 24th, 2007 at 1:10 am

*[Updated 10/24, 5:11pm]

(Photo: Bob Mionske)

Today’s edition of the Oregonian has more coverage of the collision that claimed the life of Brett Jarolimek.

One of their stories, Truck driver has checkered record, reports that the driver of the garbage truck has had, “…a string of run-ins with police, including 25 convictions for speeding, driving without a license and other traffic violations.”
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