Lance 'Bares All' for Childhood Cancer Fundraiser
On March 29, NHTI's Fred Lance went bald. But don't worry -- it was deliberate, and it was for a good cause.
This spring, Fred took part in a "shaving" fundraiser with the Andover Fire Department to raise money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which helps fund research into cures for childhood cancer. (Fred has been a volunteer firefighter with the department for 25 years.)
"Helpless is probably the last word I would use to describe fire fighters," says Fred. "We run into burning buildings when everyone else is running out. But in the face of cancer there is little we can do to 'protect life and property.' Until now. If losing my hair can help kids with cancer, sign me up."
Fred chose to dedicate his effort to the memory of Ryan Oickle, son of George Oickle, a former NHTI student who took Cisco Academy courses from Fred. Ryan was diagnosed with cancer at age two, and lost his battle at age four. George himself contracted cancer in 2011, and passed away in 2012, leaving behind a wife and son.
Fred originally set his personal fundraising goal at a modest $500, but later raised it to $5000. "I would rather fail miserably at $600 dollars than succeed at $500," he says. As it happens, he exceeded even the higher goal, raising $5030. The Fire Department as a whole raised over $23,000.
Way to go, Fred!
NHTI's Charity Wiffle Ball Tournament will be held Saturday April 12. The school is seeking 10-player teams -- from the college community, other colleges, high schools, business, families ... “whoever wants to have a great time and make a difference in someone’s life while doing it,” says Chuck Lloyd, Interim Vice President of Student Affairs.
Games begin at 9:00 am and are scheduled every hour throughout the day, both outdoors on the campus quad (weather permitting) and indoors in the Wellness Center Gym. With each team trying to score as many runs as possible in three, five-minute innings, the pace of the tourney is frantic and sure to be a great time. There will be plenty of refreshments for players, and also raffles and a silent auction during the day.
The Wiffle Ball Tournament is an annual fundraiser coordinated between NHTI and Community Bridges, a local non-profit agency that supports people with disabilities and their families. This year’s tournament will benefit a local 6-year-old girl named Katie who has survived cancer and two brain surgeries, but still suffers from a rare liver condition called Alagille Syndrome. Funds are raised by team registration fees and the silent auction.
The registration fee is $100 from the team members, matched by $100 from a business sponsor. Local businesses are also contributing food for the tournament, gift certificates and other items to include in the auction, and cash. The event is open to the public; admission is by donation. All proceeds will go into an account for Katie’s family.
For more information please contact the Student Life Office at 230-4045.
A Month of Wings!
Three programs remain in NHTI's Wings of Knowledge lecture series for April. All Wings offerings are free and open to the public as well as the entire campus community. Each event will be held in the Library Living Room from 7 - 8:30 pm.
Tuesday April 8 - America’s Romance with the English Garden, with Thomas J. Mickey
Gardeners everywhere have always been enchanted with the English garden style. Author and gardener Thomas Mickey will shed light on how this romance with the English garden began and how it has influenced horticulture and American gardens over the last 200 years.
Mr. Mickey of Rye, New Hampshire is the author of the recently published book America’s Romance with the English Garden. He is also the author of Best Garden Plants for New England. His garden column appears in the newspapers owned by Seacoast Media in Portsmouth, NH, and he posts regularly on his blog, www.americangardening.net. Books will be available for signing and purchase (cash or check).
Co-sponsored by the NHTI Landscape and Environmental Design Department.
Thursday April 17 - Fight Master David Leong
Nationally renowned Fight Master and award-winning teacher David S. Leong grew up on a steady TV diet of Robin Hood, Superman, and Zorro. His favorite toys were the bow and arrow, knife and gun, sword and cape. David went on to train with Errol Flynn's sword master and rose to become one of the premiere Broadway fight choreographers today.
Thursday April 24 - Stormwater Management, with Rob Roseen
Rob Roseen, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, is a senior water resources engineer with Geosyntec, with experience in the investigation, design, testing, and implementation of innovative approaches to stormwater management. Dr. Roseen was the director of the UNH Stormwater Center until 2012. His broad area of expertise includes water resources engineering, stormwater management, low-impact development (LID) design, and porous pavements. Co-sponsored by the Architectural Engineering Club.
Student Senate wants to hear your suggestions about campus!
Find the suggestion boxes located in Sweeney Hall (in the rotunda by the atm and upstairs by SC234) and the bookstore entrance in the Library.
Write your suggestion down along with your student ID#, and you will be entered to win $10 in flex cash!
Also In This Issue ...
The following incidents occurred on NHTI property during the week of March 24-30, 2014. The numbers reflect only the incidents the Safety Department handled directly. To view the NHTI crime log of the past 60 days reported incidents please visit the Campus Safety office at 1 Institute Drive.
Lock/Key Issues: 5
Lost and Found: 11
Motor Vehicle Lockout/Jumpstarts: 4
NHTI Campus Policy (Conduct): 2
Tickets Issued: 21
Outside Vendor Assists: 9
(Cable/Phone Company, etc.)
The Campus Safety Department would like to remind the campus community that the gravel parking area outside Little Hall is reserved for dental patients, who graciously donate their time to come onto campus and support our students and the dental program. Please refrain from parking in this area, as doing so may result in ticketing, booting or towing at your expense. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.