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Hilbert Going ‘Bald for Bucks’ to Support Cancer Research

Release Date:
March 12, 2012
Contact:
Matt Heidt,
716-926-8792

HAMBURG, N.Y. – Several Hilbert College students, faculty and staff will have their heads shaved for a Goin’ Bald for Bucks fundraiser taking place from 2-4 p.m. April 3 in Paczesny Hall’s West Herr Atrium.

Sponsored by the Hilbert Junior Leadership Scholarship group, participants are having their hair shaved or cut to help raise funds for cancer research and patient care programs at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Among those involved in the effort is psychology major Jonathan Hulbert of Frewsburg, president of the Hilbert Student Government Association, who is participating in honor of his father, a cancer patient.
 
To make a pledge or to join the Hilbert’s Goin’ Bald for Bucks team, visit www.goingbaldforbucks.com. Participants are welcome to take part in honor of a loved one and may select the option of having their hair cut to donate to Locks of Love.
 
More information is available by contacting Julie Kusmierz, Ph.D., associate professor of human services, at 926-8862 or e-mail kusmierz@hilbert.edu.


Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.