Prayer service, additional counselors planned for Monday

Posted: November 7, 2022

Dear Gannon Family,

We share with you that Kevin Niako, an undergraduate computer science and software engineering major, was reported missing following a kayaking incident on Saturday, Nov. 5. At present, details are limited as State Police continue to investigate. We will provide more information as it becomes available.

The prayers of the entire Gannon community go out to those closest to Kevin.
We are currently working to support his family, friends, and classmates. We are making contact with Kevin’s friends on campus and are coordinating counseling and support services to promptly provide any affected students and employees with help.  

We encourage anyone who would like help dealing with this news to contact the Health and Counseling Center. Additional counselors will be available Monday and throughout the week to complement our university staff in assisting any student, faculty or staff member who would like to speak with them. Please contact for support.

Students also have 24/7, free access to TimelyCare resources including TalkNow, scheduled counseling, psychiatry and self-care support. Visit and log in with your Gannon email address to access these services. 
Our community comes together and supports one another in moments like this. Our faith can provide strength and sustain us in compassion and hope.

We plan to gather for a moment of prayer tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. in the Waldron Campus Center’s Yehl Room.

If you have questions, please reach out through at