The Fun 5K Run/Walk will be held on Sunday, November 1, 2009, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Memorial Field House track to benefit the Kristen A. Stormer Memorial Scholarship Fund. The entry fee is $10. To register, you may either sign up on Facebook’s “Kristen Anne Stormer’s Fun 5K Run/Walk” website or send your entry fee to the Journalism Department, 434 Davis Hall, Indiana, PA 15705. Checks should be made out to Kristen Anne Stormer Memorial Scholarship Fund #5297.
If you cannot attend the Fun 5K Run/Walk but would still like to make a donation or pledge, you may visit the Support IUP webpage. 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. Also, if you are solicited by phone to make a donation to IUP’s Annual Fund, you may also designate your donation to Kristen’s fund then.
Faculty, staff and students of the Journalism Department will never forget Kristen’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 this scholarship to honor Kristen.
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 so enthusiastic about starting her career.
But on June 23 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 6-25-09, can be viewed on the Altoona Mirror website.
Thank you, in advance, for your generous gifts.