Western Music professor, Dr. John Wacker, died in a vehicle crash on May 11.
The Western State Colorado University community is incredibly saddened by the tragic loss of Dr. John Wacker. John was a mentor, role model and friend to students, faculty and community members throughout the Gunnison Valley. He instilled a love of music and an ethic of hard work in students and friends alike. Our hearts and thoughts are with his family.
Dr. John Peterson, a Computer Science Professor and Wacker’s friend, offered the following tribute: