On Sunday, April 27, 2014 friends of Colleen held the Colleen Ritzer Remembrance Walk. (More about the day may be found below the slideshow)
The day began with a Mass in the College’s Chapel of the Holy Spirit. Family, friends, faculty and students then processed to the Kennedy Memorial Hall for a tree dedication in Ritzer’s memory. As a math major with a concentration in secondary education and a minor in psychology, many of her classes were conducted in that building. After the tree dedication, hundreds participated in a walk around the campus which was marked with signs that included some of Colleen’s favorite quotes. The day concluded with a lunch on the Chapel lawn.
The walk raised funds to support an endowed scholarship established in Colleen’s name by Assumption and members of the Class of 2011. The scholarship recognizes two of Colleen’s passions—teaching and math—and will be annually awarded to an Assumption junior or senior math major planning to teach at the high school level after graduation.