Jan 3, 2011

CLC student killed

Central Lakes College sophomore Dominique Corder, 20, was shot and killed in his hometown of Indianapolis. Police say he was talking with someone in an SUV near his grandparents' home early on New Year's Day when someone shot him in the abdomen. Indianapolis police are asking for help from the public in finding the killer. "Many of you will remember Dominique as the quarterback on our football team this season," said Head Coach Greg Medeck. "This is a tragic incident that has hit the members of our football program especially hard. Dominique was a truly inspirational person way beyond his great achievements on the football field. He had an incredible future." Corder was an All-American and voted MVP of the 10-2 Raiders' team after the Dec. 4 appearance in the Valley of the Sun Bowl in Arizona. He was being recruited by several colleges and universities to which he aspired. "We are all stunned by this tragic and senseless incident," said Dr. Larry Lundblad, president of CLC. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Dominique's family during this difficult time." Offensive Coordinator Jim Strohmeier, who had recruited Corder, said: “He was working hard in every aspect, academically, and as a person. He was always asking about ways to get better, not only on the football field but in his study habits. He was a good young man." A CLC memorial service for Dominique will be held in the Brainerd campus gymnasium at noon on Wed., Jan. 12. The Indianapolis service is Fri., Jan. 7 at noon in New Wineskin Ministries Church, 4501 W. 38th St.