Journalism Department Establishes Kristen Stormer Memorial Scholarship Fund

Posted on 8/30/2009 2:54:29 PM

Kristen StormerFaculty, staff, and students of the IUP Journalism Department will never forget Kristen Stormer’s contagious smile and zest for life. To memorialize her and to pay tribute to her hard work in the department, fellow student and good friend Ashley DiMaio took the initiative to set up the Kristen Stormer Memorial Scholarship Fund in 2009.

Visit the Alumni Connections website to donate. Whether you click on “give now” or “make a pledge,” when you come to the “designation options” portion of the form, please specify that you would like your donation to be made to the Kristen Stormer Memorial Scholarship Fund.

After graduating cum laude, Kristen, ’09, of Hollidaysburg, moved to Ocean City and was working as a beach photographer for Scopes Photography. She was an excited, happy, beautiful, promising alumna who was enthusiastic about starting her career.

But on June 23, 2009, in Ocean City, Md., Kristen’s life was cut tragically short when she was hit by a delivery truck and killed while crossing the Coastal Highway at 33rd Street on her bicycle. Kristen’s obituary, published June 25, 2009, can be viewed on the Altoona Mirror website.

Thank you in advance for your generous gifts.