It is with heavy hearts that we inform everyone that Justin Sigman, Tech Nest Store Manager, drowned when the canoe he was in overturned on the Williamson River on Saturday, August 3rd.
August 7, 2013, KLAMATH FALLS, OR – It is with heavy hearts that we inform everyone that Justin Sigman, Tech Nest Store Manager, drowned when the canoe he was in overturned on the Williamson River on Saturday, August 3rd.
Justin came to Oregon Tech as the Follett Higher Education Group bookstore manager in February of 2012. He transformed the bookstore into an engaging and exciting place to be with a life-size display of interactive Angry Birds and bookstore involvement in campus activities. Justin was well-known around the campus as a fun and likable person who was truly genuine.
Oregon Tech President, Dr. Chris Maples, praised Justin’s ability as a leader and expressed sadness on behalf of the entire University. “Everyone is just devastated. In a very short time, Justin had become an integral part of the Oregon Tech family,” Maples said. “He embraced the small-college ideal and touched many lives while he was here.”
“We’re all stunned and ask that everyone keeps Justin’s family in their thoughts as they go through this difficult time,” he said.
If interested, a fund has been established to assist Justin’s family at this most difficult time:
Sigman Family Fund
Eagle Community Credit Union
P.O. Box 5196
Lake Forest, CA 92606-8696
Checks may be made out to: Sigman Family Fund