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UC Raises Funds in Memory of Student Athlete
Proceeds to benefit American Heart Association
Written By Victoria Lamanna '15, PR Intern
Team UC begins raising funds for America's Greatest Heart Run & Walk
Utica, NY (10/24/2013)- On Saturday Oct. 26, Utica College athletics and members of UC’s America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk team will conduct fundraising efforts during three athletic events at UC in memory of the late student athlete, Matt Dunn.
Dunn was a captain of the UC football team, as well as an all-conference and all-region selection in football. While at UC, Dunn worked to earn a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, but passed away unexpectedly before he could complete his required internship.
Volunteers from the UC athletic teams and America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk will sell t-shirts, raffle tickets, memorial pinwheels and memorial ribbons during the field hockey game at 11 a.m., football game at 2 p.m. and women’s soccer game at 6:30 p.m.
Proceeds will be given to the American Heart Association in Dunn’s name and will be counted toward the UC Heart Run and Walk team’s annual fundraising goal.
About Utica College – Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The College, located in upstate central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls over 4,000 students in 38 undergraduate majors, 29 minors, 20 graduate programs and a number of pre-professional and special programs.
DARRYL L. MACKEY '86
"Today is a special day for me, as well as for so many of you who have worked hard for the opportunity to be part of this wonderful convocation program."
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"I can honestly say, that I am a better person for having received my education from Utica College." "As a returning adult student, I felt the program was perfect. The class size was small allowing for individual attention when I needed it. I always felt known and accepted as an individual, not just a number among many. The professors were encouraging and helpful in many areas, not just academics. They took a personal interest in us as people, not just students. When I had a difficult time, my professors gave me the extra little push that I needed to continue. I can honestly say, that I am a better person for having received my education from Utica College. Today I teach high school mathematics and also a course at HCCC. The education I received at Utica College has prepared me well for my position teaching the higher math courses in high school. Returning to college to obtain my Bachelor Degree in mathematics was the one of the best decision I ever made. Choosing Utica College made that decision even better."
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