Utica College Address

1600 Burrstone Road
Utica, NY 13502

Pioneer Society Reception *By Invitation Only*



Meet 2014 Undergraduate Commencement SpeakerTravis Roy: Motivational Speaker, Author, Activist

  • Gained national notoriety after shattering his C4/C5 vertebra just 11 seconds into his first shift of college hockey in a nationally televised game at Boston University in 1995. The spinal cord injury left him paralyzed from the shoulders down.
  • Returned to Boston University in 1996, less than one year after his accident, living on-campus and graduating in four years.
  • Authored Eleven Seconds, published by Warner Books in 1997; in 2005, the book was in its sixth printing and was re-released with a new chapter.
  • Founded the Travis Roy Foundation in 1998 to aid spinal cord injury survivors in financial need and to fund vital research.
  • Go to: www.travisroy.com to learn more about Travis.


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