SA Leaders Support ALS

August 21, 2014

The Student Affairs Executive team is up to any challenge, especially the viral ice bucket challenge to strike out ALS. Vice Chancellor Winston Crisp, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Christopher Payne and Director of Housing and Residential Education Larry Hicks took the challenge with a little help from other members of the Student Affairs Executive Team. Assistant Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff Christi Hurt, Executive Director for Campus Health Services Mary Covington and Director of Development and External Relations Mary Murray had the honor of drenching their teammates.

Vice Chancellor Crisp was nominated for the challenge by Michael Mullen, vice chancellor and dean for the division of academic and student affairs at N.C. State University and by Larry Moneta, vice president for student affairs at Duke University. Vice Chancellor Crisp passed on the challenge to the rest of Chancellor Folt’s cabinet and to the student affairs department heads.

This is not the first time that Larry Hicks has taken the challenge, but since his first attempt was less than successful, he opted for round two with the executive team. Dean of Students Jonathan Sauls and Director of the LGBTQ Center Terri Phoenix have since accepted the Vice Chancellor’s challenge.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. As of Thursday, August 21, The ALS Association has received $41.8 million in donations compared to $2.1 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 21). These donations have come from existing donors and 739,275 new donors to The Association. The ALS Association’s mission includes providing care services to assist people with ALS and their families through a network of chapters working in communities across the nation and a global research program focused on the discovery of treatments and eventually a cure for the disease. 

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