These 3 Broncs received their vaccine and free lessons
Three Broncs begin the fall semester fully vaccinated and their tuition fully paid.
In July, President Gregory G. Dell’Omo, Ph.D., announced that three students who submitted proof of COVID-19 vaccinations by August 1 would be eligible to receive free college tuition. academic year 2021-22. After randomly selecting one undergraduate, one graduate, and one continuing education student, these are the lucky Broncs.
Jordyn Locks, second-year exercise science student
“Being able to receive free lessons is truly a blessing,” she says. “It means I don’t have to worry as much about paying for my five-year degree in the exercise science program. It means less stress for my parents and me, and also means I can focus fully on being the best version of myself and not think about what the tuition bill says when it comes.”
Andrea McManus, graduate student in school psychology
“Receiving free tuition for the semester is life-changing, and it came at the perfect time,” she says. “I started my internship in school psychology this year and being able to focus solely on work-based learning to best help students reach their full potential in the classroom and beyond – without having to worry about the financial aspect of my upbringing – is a gift and one that I won’t soon forget. I will use it and give it back through my work. I believe so strongly in the good of people and so much good will come of it. I don’t can’t thank the university enough.”
Brian Lambracht, continuing education student in business administration
“Getting free lessons is great,” he says. “I am learning without having to pay for it. I am gaining knowledge for free! Receiving free lessons also means there will be more financial freedom in my future. I am truly grateful.”
Carol Curtis ’69, ’11 was originally one of three students selected to receive a free year of tuition. Curtis, who got his bachelor’s degree at age 61 and has continued to audit classes at Rider ever since, decided to pay it forward. She asked Rider to choose another student.
“I could have gone back to get my master’s degree, but I couldn’t have known that there might be a child who would struggle to pay for his education or who would struggle when he graduated,” she says. “Let someone who needs it use it. It will be a good helper for them so that they can stay in school and graduate.”