Dean Patrick Powers responds to the heartfelt campus support and participation in the April 19 Boston Mini Marathon:
I want to shout out a heartfelt thanks to Hein Nguyen and the Chi Psi fraternity brothers for organizing this wonderful event in record time. Thanks also to the Rollins men’s chorus for their inspirational rendition of the National Anthem . And , of course, to the hundreds of extraordinary Rollins students who participated in the run. I have never in my 20 years here have felt such a warm and supportive response. At a time in my life and in the lives of my sister’s family who were all grievously injured in the Boston Marathon , this was a reassurance that the power of love and compassion far outweighs the malice and vileness of a senseless tragedy. I will always remember the energy, generosity and kindness of all those who made the Mini Marathon such an example of the ever reliable heartbeat of this college when one of us needs a boost. You are the best.