Rick Russell Memorial

Richard (Rick) Charles Russell

1959 - 2004

Rick passed away Saturday, July 3, 2004 after a courageous battle with cancer. After graduating from NSAC, Rick was employed at the college as the swine herdsman for 20 years and then as manager of the fur unit for 4 years. Rick was actively involved in many community activities including the Agricultural Society, NS Provincial Exhibition, NS Forestry Exhibition, NS Natural Resources Exhibition, and the Canadian Intercollegiate Lumberjacking Association (CILA).

For 24 years, Rick coached the Woodsmen Team. He was well respected by both his peers and the athletes he coached. He was always giving of himself, and was recognized for his unselfish devotion to the college community by the AC Student population by being given the Student Appreciation Award in 1995. Rick is sorely missed by all who knew him.

Rick Russell Memorial Bursary Fund

An Endowment fund has been established from which money will be used to support the Rick Russell Memorial Bursaries (see below for Bursary criteria). The amount in the fund will determine the amount of the bursaries and the group that indicated their willingness to help will make that decision. All Donations to the fund are welcomed. You can help establish this memorial by making a tax deductible donation to the endowment fund in Rick's memory.

Donations may be sent to: Development & Alumni Relations Office, 62 Cumming Drive, Truro, NS B2N 5E3 or email  jenna.forsyth@dal.ca.   Make cheques payable to "Rick Russell Memorial Bursary Fund"

In memory of Rick Russell, long time woodsmen coach and Animal Science Technician, bursaries will be awarded to a woodsmen athlete in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of study in any program at the Faculty of Agriculture. The selection criteria include financial need, involvement and leadership in the woodsmen program, and satisfactory academic performance. Applications must be submitted to the awards office by September 15.

View can also view Rick's tributes online.