By all accounts, Zachary Beveridge, '08, had the heart of a lion: strong, just, and caring. He loved life and he let it show.
After graduating from Buffalo State with a bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in coaching, Beveridge returned to his hometown of Oakdale, Long Island, where he worked for Allstate Insurance Company. He then decided to apply to become an officer with the New York Police Department. Tragically, just two weeks after passing the department’s physical exam, he suffered a ruptured aortic aneurysm. He passed away on Easter Sunday 2011 at the age of 24.
To honor Zachary’s memory, his family and friends established the Zachary John Beveridge, ’08, Scholarship Fund to provide financial assistance for students with a declared major in either the Philosophy and Humanities Department or the History and Social Studies Education Department and demonstrated, ongoing involvement in community service. Three students have benefited from the scholarship so far. One is Victoria Hahn, a junior social studies education major from Blasdell, New York.
"Being a recipient of this award is an honor," said Hahn, who works two jobs during the academic year and a third during the summer to make her Buffalo State education a reality. "In a way, I feel as if I could be carrying on a part of Zachary’s legacy."
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