Westminster dedicates climbing wall in memory of former student
SALT LAKE CITY - In memory of Westminster student Ryan Bishop, the college recently dedicated its indoor climbing wall in his name. Bishop, an outdoor enthusiast, died in a canoeing accident on April 28, 2011.
Students, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate Bishop’s life on October 8 during “A Day for Bishop”. The event included an outdoor gear sale, climbing wall demonstrations, a workshop on hypothermia, and the wall dedication. Proceeds from the sale helped benefit the Ryan Bishop Fund created at Westminster.
“Ryan was patient, kind, joyful and enthusiastic about the outdoors and all it had to offer,” said Liz Rogers, director of Westminster's Outdoor Recreation Program. “His enthusiasm was contagious, and he is deeply missed by many. We hope this day celebrated and honored his values and the way he lived his life.”
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Oct. 24, 2011
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