Heroic Student Named Eagle-of-the-Month

Aaron Witten, center, was selected as September Eagle-of-the-Month. He received a reserved parking space and a certificate by SCU Student Government President Kyle Mickleburgh.

Members of the Southwestern Christian University Student Government Association presented the organization’s September Eagle-of-the-Month certification to student Aaron Witten.

Witten was chosen from nine other nominees of SCU staff, students and faculty members who best represent the university’s motto of Scholarship, Spirit and Service. The SGA makes the final selection of the nominees presented.

Witten was praised for his heroic efforts in helping to save lives during last month’s North Central Texas College bus crash that resulted in the death of four softball players. Witten was traveling South on I-35 to visit his girlfriend in Dallas when he came upon the crash site. He was one of the first people on the scene and helped with the administration of CPR to one of the injured players.

Witten estimated that he was at the scene for four-to-six minutes before emergency personnel arrived. Prior to their arrival, Witten and a handful of others were trying to extract victims trapped under the van by using an automotive jack to lift the bus from its side.

Witten, is a junior from Sapulpa, Okla., and is majoring in sports studies.

He was awarded a gift card, a certificate and a much-coveted reserved parking spot for the month of Otober.