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“I attended Ithaca College in the summer program for my graduate degree in music education, so I never experienced ‘real’ IC life during the school year,” says Kevin Giroux.

Despite not having lived the “real” undergraduate school life, Kevin has loyalty to and pride in Ithaca College as real as any student...

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Adding to Family Legacy

Over the years, the gifts Elliot Mayrock ’73 has made to the College have supported a variety of student opportunities while establishing a substantial philanthropic legacy for the Mayrock family. Most recently, among other campaign contributions, he made a significant gift to the new School of ...

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Improving the Future

When John McClung and his wife, Paula, first visited Ithaca College with their daughter, Alison, they thought it would be a fine place for her. “We came away feeling very good about the school,” John said, “but we never told Alison that.” Instead, they let her decide. Ithaca became Alison’s No. 1...

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When Leah Golberstein’s son, Rafi (short for Raphael), was a student at Ithaca College, her visits to campus always seemed to include spending time with his professors. As Leah, a former faculty member at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, soon discovered, when Rafi’s teachers learned that one of his parents would be on campus, they made...

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"We want to do more."

It was an inauspicious first date on the day of David Lebow’s graduation from Ithaca College. Betsey Ladd, a casual friend, agreed to meet him downtown after Commencement. Expectations weren’t high: David’s 16-year-old cousin tagged along.

“I thought it was going to...

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