Remembering Nicholas Culver in Images

Freshman general studies major Nicholas Culver was found unresponsive in Sierra Towers, the men's dormitory on the campus of La Sierra University, on Tuesday, December 8. Paramedics were called, but were unable to revive him. On Tuesday evening, La Sierra University stopped amid finals week to remember Culver in a time of prayer and story sharing.

See La Sierra University Student Nicholas Culver Found Dead on Campus.

Nicholas Culver (left) wore number 1 for the La Sierra University Golden Eagles basketball team.

Culver played guard for the Golden Eagles men's team.

La Sierra University President Randal Wisbey called Culver a great gift Tuesday evening during a service in Hole Memorial Auditorium.

Vice President for Student Life Yami Bazan spoke to students and invited them to share their stories.

Culver's girlfriend recounted the first time she met Culver.

Zeke Pakpahan remembered how Culver helped him during a time of need.

La Sierra University Golden Eagles basketball coach remembering Culver's smiles and positive attitude.

Campus leaders shared the 23rd Psalm, and prayed.

Dean of Men Obed Olivarria shared memories and offered a closing prayer.

Students wrote messages to Culver's mother and father.


Photos courtesy Natan Vigna / La Sierra University

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Thoughts and prayers with the family and students. Stay strong in the knowledge that you will all see Culver again.


Most profound thoughts of sympathy to the family and the whole community at LSU.


I was Vice President of an Urban University. during my tenure there were two homicides ranking students were slain. the trama is unspeakable. I know senior faculty that will help in the healing. God does care. Tom Z