Students Raise Funds for Dion Arroyo Scholarship

March 23, 2015

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – MARCH 24, 2015 – The St. Joseph’s College (SJC) Alpha Phi Delta National Fraternity and the Epsilon Gamma Alumni Association recently hosted the 10th Annual Dion Arroyo Scholarship Dinner at Lombardi’s on the Bay in Patchogue where Town of Brookhaven councilmen Kevin LaValle and Neil Foley declared February 20 “Dion Arroyo Day.”

Through ticket sales, sponsorships and raffle prizes, the event raised more than $6,000 for the Dion Arroyo Memorial Scholarship Fund and The Rose Brucia Educational Foundation, a local organization committed to reducing the number of child abductions in America by educating and empowering young minds with the knowledge necessary to avoid abduction.

This year’s recipient of the Dion Arroyo Memorial Scholarship was Matthew Wimpelberg ’14, an SJC alumnus who earned a B.S. in Computer Information Technology at SJC and now works as a systems engineer at Millennium Partners in New York City. 

The Dion Arroyo Memorial Scholarship was endowed in 2006 to honor the memory of Dion Arroyo, SJC student and brother of the Delta Psi Omega Fraternity, who tragically died in a car accident on September 11, 2003. The scholarship is awarded annually to a male student who, like Arroyo, is a mathematics or computer science major on SJC’s Long Island Campus.
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St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 35 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.