Former Lamron Editor in Chief Bridget Murphy, class of 2001, was killed in an auto accident on Oct. 3 in North Carolina. Murphy was very active during her time at Geneseo, serving as a co-coordinator of Big Brothers Big Sisters in addition to her work with the newspaper.
A communication major, Murphy "loved working on The Lamron," said her mother, Bernadette Murphy. In fact, Bridget Murphy continued to have issues sent to her even after relocating to North Carolina, Bernadette Murphy said. She and friends she had been living with in Geneseo after graduation, but made the move because they "didn't like the winter."
Kay Fly, coordinator of Volunteerism and Service Learning, was the advisor of Big Brothers Big Sisters when Murphy was involved. She remembered her as "extremely special" and "one of the nicest people I've ever met." Fly also praised her dependability and sincere dedication to volunteering. She shared an office with Murphy and lived down the street from her.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Inc. is a national mentoring program that pairs adult volunteers with children ages 6-18. Murphy started out as a "Big" in the program and eventually took on the role of co-coordinator, essentially running the Geneseo chapter of the program.
"Bridget loved her time at Geneseo," her mother recalled. "She never changed. She was a very warm person that was always smiling."
Prior to her death, Murphy was the chief operating officer of NEViNS Inc., a nonprofit organization in North Carolina that provides customized job training and placement for adults with developmental and similar disabilities.