A helpful, true Aggie
Published: Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 16:09
Luke Urbanovsky was a friend to many and a true Aggie at heart.
Luke was a sophomore chemical engineering major and member of the freshman leadership organization MSC FISH. He spent numerous hours volunteering in Bryan-College Station at various local businesses and organizations, including the Waldenbrooke Retirement Home, Boys and Girls Club and a project called Tiger Friends. Luke set apart time to spend with special needs children at a local high school.
“He loved to laugh and smile and make people feel good,”, said Connie Urbanovsky, Luke’s mother. “He was really smart, really helpful and was really looking forward to his sophomore year.”
Connie said Luke loved MSC FISH, where he made a lot of friends, who supported him well. Fifty-eight of the 80 total members of MSC FISH attended Luke’s funeral.
Connie said that in high school Luke visited College Station for a football game at Kyle Field and fell in love with it.
“Luke loved everything about Texas A&M — loved everything,” Connie said. “He loved the football games, he loved the sports, the whole campus, the traditions. Everything.”
Luke participated in the Big Event and was also active in the Tiny Hands, an organization dedicated to empowering the Body of Christ in the developing world to fight against poverty and social injustice.
“He was a true Aggie,” Connie said. “I mean, everything: the traditions, everything about A&M. He was right in the middle of it.”
Luke told his mother, after returning home from his freshman year, how much he cared about A&M.
“I wish I knew in high school,” Luke said. “This past year was the best year of my life.”
Luke’s brother Josh Urbanovsky set up a website in memory his brother. The website contains a blog filled with letters from friends, family and all those who knew and loved Luke. The website also provides a place to donate to an endowment program in Luke’s name. The endowment program, set up by Luke’s family, seeks to raise $25,000 in support of MSC FISH.