Albany -- The State University of New York today announced
that Christopher Regan, the recipient of the 2009 Ben M. Becker Memorial
Scholarship, will use the funds toward his tuition at UAlbany in the fall,
where he will major in Business and Economics.
This prestigious scholarship
is dedicated to carrying on the legacy of its namesake, Ben M. Becker, who was
internationally acclaimed for his achievements as an educator and Olympic
boxing coach and for his momentous contributions to youth. The award recognizes
participation in interscholastic athletics, strong academic achievement and
strength of character.
Mr. Regan was an outstanding
scholar athlete at Albany High School, participating in football, baseball, ski
club, band and marching band. His out-of-school activities include working at
Spinner’s Pizza and landscaping, and taking saxophone and guitar lessons.
"It is my pleasure to
congratulate Christopher Regan on receiving this year's Ben M. Becker Memorial
Scholarship,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. "Mr. Regan is a
member of the National Honor Society, and made the Principal’s list at Albany
High all four years. With his distinguished record of accomplishment, I know he
will make an excellent addition to the SUNY student body. Bob Becker deserves a
very special thank you for his continued support of SUNY's scholar athletes.
His work at the Becker Foundation provides real opportunity for truly deserving
"The Selection Committee
has once again selected a very deserving individual to bestow our award upon,”
said Bob Becker. “The student recipients have consistently been the best
of the best and Christopher Regan is no exception. His record is
About the Ben M. Becker
In 1996, Bob Becker, Ben’s son, founded
The Becker Foundation with the mission of helping deserving students achieve
their dream of a college education. Each year, the fund provides the Ben
M. Becker Memorial Scholarship Award to the most qualified Albany High School senior who will be attending a SUNY institution.
The Ben M. Becker Memorial
Scholarship Award was increased in 2007 to $3,000, making it the most lucrative
privately endowed college scholarship award at Albany High School. The
scholarship is awarded at $1,500 per year over two academic years, with the
second installment predicated upon good academic standing at SUNY at the end of
the first year.
About the State University of New York
The State University of New York
is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States, educating some 440,000 students in 7,669 degree and certificate programs on