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Alfred University celebrates purple and gold, and Professor Gail Walker
4/28/17

Friday's walk honoring Walker raised funds for students needing assistance in purchasing textbooks.

Friday's walk honoring Walker raised funds for students needing assistance in purchasing textbooks.

Alfred University faculty and staff took a moment Friday to remember the late Professor Gail Walker, who died in 2005 after a long struggle with cancer. A Professor of Psychology, Walker was a 12-time winner of Alfred University’s Excellence in Teaching Award, with a career that spanned 24 years at the University.

Faculty and staff participating in Friday’s walk wore shoe tags they had purchased and pinned to their (mostly) purple and gold shoes. Proceeds will be used to support the Gail Walker Book Fund, which provides assistance to students needing assistance to pay for their books.