For Immediate Release—Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007

Tony Hoppa
Assistant Vice President for Communications
(585) 245-5516

SUNY Geneseo Comes Together
in Remembrance of Kaitlin Charity

GENESEO, N.Y.— The State University of New York at Geneseo will hold a memorial service for Kaitlin Charity from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1 in the MacVittie College Union ballroom. Charity, 20, an English and secondary education major from Islip, New York, died on Oct. 20 in a tragic hit-and-run accident on Interstate 390 North while returning to the Geneseo campus.

The service has been planned by two of Charity's closest friends in Nassau Hall— roommate Chrissy Meyer and suitemate Laura Banks—in consultation with college administrators. The memorial will be a nonreligious gathering in which students, faculty and staff can stop by and write their thoughts on index cards which will be compiled in a notebook and given to the Charity family.

At 8 p.m., the service will become more structured, allowing those who wish to speak to share any thoughts, poems or songs. William Harrison, English lecturer, and Robert Bonfiglio, vice president for student and campus life, will deliver brief remarks.

Media representatives are asked to call the Office of Communications and Publications at (585) 245-5516 to confirm attendance so that logistical arrangements can be made.

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