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Fitch Family Inspires Success With Donations

Two generous gifts from alumnus Andrew Fitch '19 & '21 and his parents, Jeffrey and Cheryl Fitch, will benefit students in the classroom and on the court.

Andrew, a former forward for the Roos, has established the "Fitch Endowed Fund for Men's Basketball." It will support team-building activities, purchase athletic equipment, and more.

"My goal is to help the team grow, create opportunities for players to meet and develop friendships with alumni, and give them the best opportunity to win," he said.

Andrew is currently the top rebounder in College history (862) and is ranked fourth all-time in point (844). He was one of 15 players named to the All-Region 1 Team mby and was the 2021 North Atlantic Conference Man of the Year.

He also excelled academically, receving the College's Outstanding Graduate Award in 2019 and SUNY-wide Chancellor's Award in 2021 upon earning his associate and bachelor's degrees in Mechanical Engineering Technology, respectively.

Jeffrey and Cheryl have also founded the "Fitch Campus and Community Leadership Endowed Scholarship." The annual award of $2,199 (the sum of Andrew's career statistics in points, rebounds, blocks, assists, and steals) will be given to a student who is active in their community and demonstrates outstanding leadership qualities.

"Andrew's involvement and leadership on campus and in the community, along with support he received from the College, church, and others, directly contributed to his success," they said. "This award aims to provide more students with the same positive college experience."