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Meghan Hoban ’20 Wins Community Awareness Award


Riverdale, N.Y. – Meghan Hoban ’20 was honored with a 2017 Community Awareness Award from the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) earlier this month for her service in the Mount community and far beyond. The Community Awareness Award recognizes student athletes who have significantly contributed to their community during the academic year.

By the beginning of her second semester at the Mount, Ms. Hoban had launched a new chapter of Relay for Life—the signature fundraising walk of the American Cancer Society—on campus. While this is the first time the Mount has started a Relay for Life chapter, the College has hosted Relay for Life events in the past, most recently in 2013 and 2014. In 2013, the Mount raised $21,000 for the American Cancer Society.

Ms. Hoban is a longtime Relay for Life volunteer. During her junior year in high school, her mother, Jennifer Coleman Hoban ’89, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. By the time Ms. Hoban’s mother passed away the same year, Ms. Hoban had become president of her high school’s Relay for Life chapter and raised $100,000 to fight one of the country’s top killers.

In addition to her work with Relay for Life, Ms. Hoban spent her first year at the Mount tutoring children through Part of the Solution (POTS), a Bronx-based organization dedicated to providing low-income families a range of support services, from food and shelter to afterschool programs and workforce development. She also worked with a local afterschool assistance program to establish a coed lacrosse camp for underprivileged students.

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