Miami mourns loss of a student

The Miami University community is mourning the loss of one of its newest members, Sean VanDyne. Sean was a May 2013 graduate of Hamilton High School (Hamilton OH), and he entered Miami's Farmer School of Business (FSB) as an accountancy major this fall.

At Hamilton High, he was a member of the football team and also served as the vice president of the National Honors Society. VanDyne was recruited to Miami as a member of the first class of FSB Scholars, an elite group of student scholar/leaders. He was recently married, and his wife Rachel is also a Miami University student. VanDyne will be missed by many. 

The entire Miami University community sends its thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. Anyone at Miami who feels a need for support should call the office of the dean of students at 513-529-1877.

Funeral Services

Visitation for Miami student Sean VanDyne will be held 5 - 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Hamilton High School gymnasium. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 30, at Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home, 1350 Millville Avenue. Burial will follow at Hickory Flat Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Hamilton Community Foundation, 319 N. Third St., Hamilton, OH  45011, for memorial scholarships in Sean's name.  More information can be found and condolences can be made at