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University Mourns Death of Rose Hill Student

University Mourns Death of Rose Hill Student

Contact: Patrick Verel
(212) 636-7790

Ryan Halliday
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Fordham University mourns the loss of Ryan Halliday, a student at Fordham College at Rose Hill who died on Feb. 21 after a long illness.

Halliday, a Brooklyn resident and the son of Bert M. Halliday Jr. and Mary Jean Halliday-Farrell, entered Catholic University in Washington as a freshman in the fall of 2008. He was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in the summer of 2009, and took a medical leave for the fall of 2009 and spring of 2010.

With his cancer in remission, he attended St. Francis College in Brooklyn for a semester as a non-matriculated student, and transferred to Fordham in the fall of 2010. He attended Fordham as a commuter student.

A funeral mass was held Feb. 24 at Our Lady of Angels Church, and he was buried at Green-Wood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations in his name to:

CHiPS (Park Slope Christian Help, Inc.)
200 Fourth Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,100 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre at Heythrop College, University of London, in the United Kingdom.

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