Suffolk University Proudly Announces "Unsung Heroes" to Carry Olympic Torch

2/4/2002

Drum roll. And the envelope, please!

The Athletic Department and the Office Of Public Affairs are honored to announcethe winning list of "Unsung Heroes," who will get the unique opportunity to carry the Olympic torch on Thursday, February 7, 2002, as part of the Suffolk Torch Relay Team. Other members within the Suffolk University community - student athletes, deans, faculty and staff - will also put their best foot forward and participate in the walk through the Suffolk University community.

Without further adieu, here are the "Unsung Heroes," nominated by their colleagues for going above and beyond the call of duty each and every day. This special and unheralded cast deserve a big round of applause for a job well done.

    * Robert Allison, History Professor and Archivist
    * Christine MacArthur, Suffolk University Alumnus (Class of 1993)
    * Curtis Hoover, Residence Life Assistant Director
    * Judy Minardi, Director of Human Resources
    * Jean Neenan, Director of Alumni Relations, College of Arts & Sciences
    * Maureen Owen, Director of Residence Life and Summer Programs
    * Gillian Reagan, Managing Editor of the Suffolk Journal
    * Resident Assistants (Caryn Baker, Carla Beaudoin, Dennis Estes, Debra Gould, Tracy McElroy, Angela Puccini, Hatesh Radia, Pat Spain, Greg Todisco, Juan Trujillo, Joe Vigorito and Joe Viola)
    * Lisa Vigliotta, Associate Director of Human Resources
    * Joe Walsh, Associate Director, Undergraduate Admission
    * Diane Wise, Residence Life Office Coordinator

In keeping with the spirit of the Winter Olympics, which starts this week, the Suffolk Torch Relay Team will begin its journey at the Residence Hall at 150 Tremont Street at approximately 11:30 a.m. on February 7. There will be plenty of stops along the Suffolk University community route, including the NESAD, Ridgeway, Donahue, Archer, Fenton, Sawyer and Claflin buildings, as well as One Beacon Street. This fun and exciting course will conclude at Suffolk University Law School, where John Gilpatrick will receive the torch and hand it over to Suffolk University Law School Dean Robert Smith at 1:00 p.m. for placement in the display case.

As everyone knows, Gilpatrick, local hockey hero and medical wonder, proudly represented Suffolk University when he carried the Olympic torch through downtown Boston on December 27, 2001. Gilpatrick, a Suffolk University alumnus and assistant coach of the men's hockey team, has graciously decided to donate his Olympic torch to Suffolk University and have it on display throughout the Winter Olympics (February 8-24) at Suffolk University Law School, where he is currently a second-year law student.

Following Gilpatrick's Olympic Torch presentation, refreshments will be served in the first floor function room of Sargent Hall. The entire Suffolk University community is invited to attend.

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