TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Monday afternoon, family and friends gathered to remember Josiah Wilkin, at the Indiana State University Hall Theater.
The ceremony was held to honor Josiah and his legacy he left at ISU. Those who attended the ceremony shared memories and some of their favorite moments with him on campus. Wilkin was a student at ISU pursuing a degree in Digital Film and Media. He also spent most of his time being a member of ISU’s Student Media Team and Baptist Collegiate Ministry.
The ceremony was organized by Student Affairs and they believe it’s important to come together during this time.
“The loss of a student is hard at any time and to come together and be able to honor the life that Josiah lived is something that had to happen. It wouldn’t be right if it didn’t happen,” President of Student Government Association Nick Bement said.
“It’s important to remember Josiah, his life and his time as a Sycamore on our campus. And to embrace all the things that he did while he was at Indiana State University,” Vice President for Student Affairs Michele Soliz said.
Wilkin was born with arthrogryposis, however those who knew him said he didn’t let that stop his positive outlook, or his ability to be kind to those he met.