Ben PollardRead Ben Pollard's Obituary Here (External Site)

Friends of JBU, please read this message from Chip and Carey Pollard:

May 15, 2011
Dear Family and Friends,

It is with great sorrow that we write to tell you that our beloved son, Ben, passed away Saturday. His death appears to have been caused by an accidental combination of a restless night, a prescribed medication, and mononucleosis that led to extreme fatigue, which resulted in aspiration after nausea during an afternoon nap. We will miss him dearly, but we believe and know that “to be absent with the body is to be present with the Lord.”

We deeply value your prayers for our grief is sometimes overwhelming, but we would ask for people to refrain from contacting us directly for a while. We are in the strong hands of our family and Christ.

All God’s blessings,
Chip and Carey and the family

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ben Pollard Memorial Fund to support scholarships and SIFE's work in Guatemala.
To donate, click here to give online or mail your gift to:

Ben Pollard Memorial Fund
c/o Jim Krall
2000 West University Street
Siloam Springs, AR 72761

JBU has set up a special address to collect e-mail condolences for the Pollard family. E-mail condolences can be sent to

Additional questions can be directed to Dr. Jim Krall, Vice President for University Advancement, at