Butler Student, Nick Noll, Dies

Marais Jacon-Duffy | News Editor


The year 2014 began with sad news for the Butler community, in the form of the death of a pharmacy student.

Nicholas Tyler Noll, 21, died unexpectedly at home in Zionsville on Dec. 31, 2013.

Noll was born Aug. 12, 1992, to Dr. Gregg and Carmen Chaves Noll in Indianapolis. He graduated in 2011 from Zionsville Community High School and began college at Butler that fall.

Noll was said in the Zionsville Time Sentinel to be “remembered by his friends and family as both fun and very intelligent.” He made the Dean’s List at Butler during the fall 2012 and spring 2013 semesters.

Noll was a member of the junior class at Butler and in his third year of Butler’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences six-year pharmacy program. He was in the first year of the program’s professional phase.

An announcement of Noll’s death was sent to the Butler community on Jan. 2. COPHS also asked students via Facebook to send memories and pictures of Nick to the Noll family.

Sarah Lowry, a fellow P1 pharmacy student, said she first met Noll when she sat next to him in organic chemistry.

“He was very reserved at first, but he was always willing to help me understand something,” Lowry said. “He was a funny, intelligent, computer-savvy, honest and good-hearted person. Butler and the pharmacy program lost an amazing person.”

Noll is survived by his parents and his brother Aaron.