Statement from Sid Salter, MSU Chief Communications Officer

MSU can confirm the death of a student in an apparent accidental fall in the early morning hours today [May 7] on the MSU campus near the M-Club building. The student’s name is Andrew Scott Demboski, 21, of Ocean Springs. He was a junior environmental economics and management major in the MSU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Andrew was a very talented student. Our campus is saddened by this loss on the day of Spring Commencement, and we all mourn Andrew’s passing and are keeping his family in our prayers. An investigation into the incident is ongoing by MSU and county officials. MSU will have no additional comment on this matter until noon on Monday [May 9].