An Enduring Tribute

The Ithaca College community is a close one. As students, as alumni, as faculty and staff, we all share a connection with one another through our association with this amazing institution. And as much of a lasting impression as Ithaca College has on our lives, each one of us leaves an equally indelible mark on our IC community.

The faces you see below are members of our college community who have died. Here, we take a moment to reflect on their lives. We remember their generosity, their contributions, their intellect and interests. Each story describes the life of a loved one lost, offering us a chance to reconnect with a unique spirit, or make an acquaintance for the very first time.

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Andrea Celeste Morton '10Andrea Celeste Morton '10
April 1, 1988 April 29, 2009

Andrea Celeste Morton was a clinical health studies major in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance, and a music (voice) minor. She was a resident assistant in Emerson Hall and a lifeguard for the Office of Recreational Sports. In the month prior to her death, she was among a select group honored with the Peggy R. Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership, presented to students who have demonstrated outstanding performance in both academic and nonacademic endeavors during their years at IC.

A member of the class of 2010, Andrea was incredibly active in campus life. She was a performer with the IC Women's Chorale, devoted to the campus ministry, and was one of a handful of students selected from HSHP to study physical therapy in Beijing. Posthumously, Andrea was inducted into the RA Hall of Fame and awarded IC's prestigious Campus Life Award.

Andrea graduated as valedictorian from Salamanca High School in 2006. She was a member of the National, Science, and Spanish Honor Societies, played varsity soccer, junior varsity and varsity basketball, varsity track, and was on the regional travel league soccer team. Andrea also participated in the drama club, concert band, the NYSSMA Woman's Chorus, jazz band, and the the American Music Abroad European Honor Choir.

Andrea passed away as a result of a sudden medical condition. As their senior class gift, her IC classmates created the Class of 2010 Scholarship in Memory of Andrea Morton.