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Largest Ice Bucket Challenge Yet From Clarkson University Freshman Class After Challenge By President
More than 700 freshmen at Clarkson University took part in the largest ALS Ice Bucket Challenge yet on Sunday, after being challenged by Clarkson President Tony Collins.
Collins accepted the challenge Friday evening during his President's Welcome to the Class of 2018 with the help of his freshman mentees Jasn Rodgers, Justin Au-Yeung, Victoria Wright and Michael Primerano.
He also challenged St. Lawrence University President Bill Fox, SUNY Potsdam President Kristin Esterberg and SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran.
Collins received his challenge from Kaitlin Monte, Clarkson School '06 and morning traffic anchor for the WPIX 11News in New York City, and engineering and management student Andy R. Osoria '17.
Before dousing themselves on Sunday, the first-year students asked Collins to pass on the challenge for them to New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo; the entire first-year classes at SUNY Potsdam, SUNY Canton and St. Lawrence University; Angelina Jolie; the NHL's Craig Conroy '94; and their resident advisors.
Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.
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