Champlain College dedicates the new IDX Student Life Center

first_imgBURLINGTON, Vt.–With generous support from a broad coalition of employees, family and friends of IDX Systems Corporation, Champlain College dedicated its multimillion-dollar student life center on September 23, naming it the IDX Student Life Center.The 42,000-square-foot facility at the heart of campus underscores the Colleges goal of offering a full menu of extracurricular and co-curricular activities for all students. The leadership, recreational and fitness habits that Champlain students develop in the new building will serve for them for a lifetime.The employees and leadership of IDX and Champlain College have built a strong partnership over the years: more than 300 graduates and attendees of Champlain College work at this leading medical technology company, IDXs chief executive officer serves as a trustee of the College, and Champlain has created courses specifically for IDX employees pursuing professional advancement. Hundreds of IDX employees have enriched their careers through courses at the College.Our longtime partnership begins a new installment today and were very grateful for the generous gift of $2 million from the IDX community, said Champlain College President David F. Finney. The opening of this fantastic new building will enhance the quality, relevance and breadth of the Champlain experience, which helps students attain a rewarding career and a satisfying life.James H. Crook, Jr., chief executive officer at IDX and a Champlain trustee, said the partnership between the two institutions is thriving on many levels. Were incredibly proud of this recognition of the strong relationship between IDX and Champlain. Champlain alumni who are now part of IDX are a cornerstone of this partnership: along with their families, many of these graduates played an influential role in the inception of the IDX Student Life Center project, he said.Chairman of the IDX Board of Directors Richard E. Tarrant added, The IDX Student Life Center is tangible evidence of the good things that can happen when members of a community come together in a partnership that combines education, jobs and philanthropy.In their own ways, both IDX and Champlain College anticipate and respond to the needs of industry and business. IDX is fulfilling its mission to use information technology to maximize value in the delivery of healthcare by improving the quality of patient service, enhancing medical outcomes and reducing the cost of care. In 2004, the company reported revenues in excess of $520 million, and has grown to encompass offices in 11 states and four countries.Champlain College has emerged as an agile, entrepreneurial and market-savvy institution recognized for its technological expertise, state-of-the-art educational programs, global perspective and innovative blend of professional and liberal arts education. The College remains current by seeking the input of community members and deliberately engaging the business communityincluding businesspeople at IDX.Champlain College accounting alumna Marie Ambusk is now a principal accountant at IDX and has been with the company for over 22 years. Im fortunate to have worked with many of the Champlain College grads who have come to IDX, she said. These two institutions have had an enormous, positive influence in my life.At the dedication of the IDX Student Life Center, Champlain College celebrated the successful completion of the Power of Three capital campaignthe largest campaign in the Colleges 127-year history. College officials reported that the campaign surpassed its $12 million goal by raising $15.1 million. The funds supported the construction of three new facilities and allowed the College to set aside $2 million in endowment.Architects of the $14 million student life center were Truex Cullins & Partners, while Pizzagalli Construction Company was the general contractor. The three-level complex includes a fitness center, full-size gymnasium, a multipurpose dance, yoga and recreation room, student lounge, game rooms, dining facility, and student activities offices and meeting spaces.# # #last_img read more

Firenze scores game-winning goal in final minute of regulation to propel Syracuse over Connecticut

first_imgWith the score tied with less than a minute remaining in regulation, a pass from Taylor Haenlin fell on the right foot of Syracuse forward Jackie Firenze. Firenze, positioned on the left end line, turned toward the goal, split two defenders and sent a shot on net.Syracuse players and fans erupted as the ball trickled through the Connecticut goalkeeper’s legs.“We’re going to fight to the end,” Firenze said. “And that’s exactly what we did. Our team motto is, ‘Whatever it takes,’ so there it is right there.”SU (4-3-1, 1-0 Big East) erased a two of one-goal deficits in its conference opener with a 3-2 win over the Huskies (4-3-1, 0-1) Thursday night at SU Soccer Stadium in front of 341 fans. UConn held the lead twice in the game, but each time, SU responded to tie the score. Syracuse stayed determined, and its resilience paid off in arguably the program’s biggest victory.Syracuse trailed early, as Connecticut forward Danielle Schulmann scored 56 seconds in.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We knew how they were going to play,” SU head coach Phil Wheddon said. “We were chasing the game from then on, but credit to our players, they fought like crazy.”Forwards Alexis Koval, Erin Simon and Hannah Strong repeatedly found quality scoring opportunities. The trio attacked the net with midfielders Alyscha Mottershead and Rosina Callisto joining the rush.Sixteen minutes in, Koval collided with Connecticut goalkeeper Allison Saucier. Saucier went down with an apparent head injury and was taken off the field on a stretcher. Junior Leigh-Ann Jaggon came on as a replacement after a 25-minute delay.The stoppage let the Orange’s players refresh their legs, and when play resumed, they kept attacking. Defender Jackie Moriarty sent two passes that Mottershead headed into Jaggon’s awaiting hands. A potential Erin Simon goal was disallowed as she collided with Jaggon.Syracuse had five more shots than Connecticut at the half (12-7), but the Huskies still had a one-goal lead.Syracuse avoided a trend it’s fallen into several times this season, where it outshoots opponents, controls the pace of the game, but fails to translate scoring opportunities into goals.Seventeen minutes into the second half, Koval found space in the Huskies defensive zone and crossed a pass that sailed onto the head of Mottershead, who directed it past Jaggon.The Huskies quickly showed why they are one of the nation’s top teams, and answered right back. Eighteen seconds after Motterhead’s goal, Connecticut midfielder Miranda Tarpey scored to regain the lead.But the goal didn’t faze the Orange. Syracuse continued with strong ball possession and kept working to find good scoring chances.With 12 minutes remaining in the game, Callisto sent a towering shot from outside the box that grazed the crossbar and bounced down into the goal. The Orange tied the game once again.Wheddon knew his team would continue its attack.So with 30 seconds remaining, Haenlin found Firenze who converted from the left side of the field to send Syracuse to the win.“I knew we were short on time, but I didn’t know it was under, what, 30 seconds?” Firenze said. “But it was a whole team effort and if we didn’t score the first two then [the] last one wouldn’t have mattered.”SU’s victory came at a perfect time as the team enters Big East play. Many players played their best games of the season.Syracuse put its resiliency on display, and took down UConn.“We have a lot of discipline and we showed it,” Callisto said. “Getting scored on that early in the game…it was hard for us to come back. But everyone stayed focused and we were able to do it.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 14, 2012 at 1:39 am Contact Josh: jmhyber@syr.educenter_img Related Stories Syracuse beats Connecticut for 1st time in 18 all-time meetingslast_img read more