PURCHASE, NY — May 23, 2020 — USA hockey team captain Mike Eruzione joined a Zoom call to help celebrate and congratulate Master’s Degree graduates from the School of Professional Studies recently.
Forty years after celebrating a world shocking win over the Russians in the Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey semifinals, and following that with a Gold Medal win over Finland, team Captain Mike Eruzione is still inspiring people to excel.
“Congratulations to you all on this amazing achievement in this difficult time! Getting your Master’s Degree is quite an achievement and although we are in a difficult period you have accomplished something very special.”
Eruzione commended the group and shared how the 1980 team were up against insurmountable odds to win but believed in themselves and achieved the impossible. He likened it to what everyone is going through now with the coronavirus and offered hope to those students who made the sacrifice to earn their masters degrees.
Laura Persky, Associate Dean said “Eruzione is quite an inspiring speaker and he gave us all a terrific memory. It was more powerful than I had imagined it would be to have him join our virtual celebration.”
Eruzione congratulated the graduates of the Masters of Science in Finance, Business Leadership, Human Resources and Sport Business Management.
Eruzione was invited by Bedford Hills resident Mark Jeffers, Chairman of the advisory board of the Sport Business Management program.