WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross senior and member of the men's hockey program Jeffrey Reppucci (Newburyport, Mass.) has been selected to deliver the Class of 2014 valedictory address at the college's 168th Commencement Exercises on Friday, May 23, 2014. The graduation ceremony will be streamed live at 10:30 a.m. To watch go here.
Reppucci, who won the BNY Mellon Wealth Management Hockey Humanitarian Award and was a finalist for the Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup, is the founder and president of the 501(c)3 non-profit organization Students Helping Children Across Borders (http://www.shcab.org/index.html). He has led the organization to design, fundraise and execute over $125,000 worth of infrastructural development projects and community programming in five different countries (United States, Russia, Argentina, Haiti and Uganda).
He is also the founder and executive director of Working for Worcester. (http://www.workingforworcester.com/). He was just recently featured on the "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" as this year's project raised more than $100,000 and renovated 20 community recreation sites located in Worcester.
Reppucci is a 2013 Truman Scholar and a 2013 Rhodes Scholarship Finalist. A three-time member of the Atlantic Hockey All-Academic team, Reppucci won a 2012 Katherine Wasserman Davis Fellowship for the Study of Critical Languages, a 2012 Davis 100 Projects for Peace Grant and a 2012-2013 Marshal Fund Grant for community development. Reppucci also won a $10,000 Desmaris Scholarship for Academic and Community Leadership, a $6,000 Dana Scholarship for Academic Excellence and Leadership and a $3,000 McCarthy Scholarship for Exceptional Academic Achievement.
In addition to his three seasons with the Holy Cross varsity team, Reppucci was a student assistant coach for his senior year because of an injury. Reppucci played in 61 games, tallying 24 points through four goals and 20 assists. His 16 assists as a freshman in 2010-2011 tied for fifth among rookies and tied for seventh among defensemen in Division I history at the school. He was named to the Atlantic Hockey All-Rookie team and was named Atlantic Hockey's Rookie of the Week twice during the 2010-2011 season.
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Check out a feature story on Reppucci:
A Blessing In Disguise