Syracuse hockey team hosts Columbia College Night.
From frequent mentions on the video board to Hancock Field campus director Dr. Scott Vinciguerra dropping the ceremonial puck at the beginning of the game, there was no doubt that Saturday, Jan. 12 was Columbia College Night at the Syracuse Crunch hockey game.
“We are extremely grateful for the outstanding relationship we have with the Syracuse Crunch,” Vinciguerra says of the American Hockey League team. “The showing of support from the community, our faculty and staff and our alumni was amazing and the atmosphere was excellent for the event.”
With more than 6,400 in attendance for the hockey game, the college partnered with the Crunch on several different elements of programming throughout the evening, including a pre-game reception sponsored by the Columbia College Alumni Association that was attended by more than 65 alumni, guests, faculty and staff of the Hancock Field campus. In addition to the reception, attendees received free T-shirts and enjoyed Hancock Field academic advisor Bethany Daniluk’s beautiful rendition of “God Bless America,” which she sang prior to the start of the game. Though the Crunch were outperformed on the ice, the event was well received and all in attendance enjoyed reconnecting with fellow alumni and faculty from the Hancock Field campus.
Check out the Facebook album here and an interview with Dr. Vinciguerra below.