Scholarship Extends Alumna's Legacy

Since 1993, the Rodick family has held a Thanksgiving road race in Weymouth, the DreamCatcher Classic, to support the Julie Rodick Scholarship. 
The scholarship is named after Julie Rodick ’83, who died tragically at 30 years old.

Race and sponsorship fees have contributed to an endowment that exceeds $130,000.

This year, siblings Jim Rodick ’89, ’00, Tom Rodick, and Robin Rodick Egan were encouraged to keep the event going after meeting this year’s scholarship recipient, Anthony Morris.

Morris majored in sociology as a UMass Boston undergraduate and is pursuing a master’s degree in counseling psychology. In tandem with his studies, he assists patients at Carney and MacLean hospitals. Morris’s career goal is to increase access to mental health services and decrease ignorance about mental illness.

“The chancellor really made us realize that we are an important part of the UMass Boston family,” Tom Rodick said. “And Anthony’s really impressive. We see how passionate he is about what he wants to do.”     

To learn how you can make a difference through establishing a gift endowment, contact John Feeley at  617.287.4513 or

photo of the Rodick Family

Left to right: Jim Rodick '89, '00, Robin Rodick Egan, Chancellor J. Keith Motley, Tom Rodick, and Anthony Morris '11, '17.

“Thank you so much for this award. As a working class student that has devoted his life to serving others, you have made the burden of attending school a little less heavy. With your help, my dreams will be achieved.”  Anthony Morris '11, '17