N.C. A&T freshman dies after illness

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Jawuan Paul Trotter

Jawuan Paul Trotter

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A 21-year-old North Carolina A&T State University student died Saturday after officials said he became ill at a school event.

Jawuan Paul Trotter was pronounced dead at Moses Cone Hospital after attending an event in the Memorial Student Union, school officials said.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to the Trotter family” said Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. “The Aggie family is deeply saddened by this tragic loss.”

School officials said Trotter was a freshman undeclared major from Charlotte.

The university said it is prepared to provide counseling for students and employees from 2 –to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday in Room 109 of Murphy Hall.

No other details surrounding Trotter’s death were released.