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Senators agree to honor UF alumnus who died in Africa

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Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:28 am | Updated: 12:03 am, Thu Sep 16, 2010.

Senators put their party differences aside during Tuesday’s meeting to honor Thomas Maresco, a UF alumnus who was killed Sept. 3 in Lesotho, Africa.

Maresco was an alumnus of Sigma Chi Fraternity and was serving in the Peace Corps when he was killed.

The Senate observed a moment of silence in memory of Maresco, and commended his passion and bravery.

“It’s a horrible thing, what happened, and we offer our deepest condolences to [Maresco’s] family and the brothers of Sigma Chi, said Senate president Kara Olesky, who represents the Unite Party.

“He is a role model to many people.”

The resolution will be sent to Maresco’s family in attempt to express the condolences of the UF student body. 

Additionally, senators unanimously passed a bill providing  $890 to the One Campaign, devoted to spreading among students awareness of world poverty issues and awareness about diseases.

Editor's note: The original version of this article incorrectly displayed the wrong photo of Maresco during the meeting.

Welcome to the discussion.


  • odyssey posted at 5:53 pm on Wed, Sep 15, 2010.

    odyssey Posts: 1

    Yeah, wrong attribution, wrong picture.

  • freedomisntfree posted at 8:54 am on Wed, Sep 15, 2010.

    freedomisntfree Posts: 16

    Hahahaha, way to put up the wrong picture Alligator! That definitely is not Marcus Dixon, nor is the photo even taken at Senate!


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