Marist professor completes cross-country walk for veteran suicide awareness

A Marist College professor has finished a cross-country walk to raise awareness about suicide and homelessness among veterans.

News 12 Staff

Aug 25, 2019, 1:16 AM

Updated 1,794 days ago

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A Marist College professor has finished a cross-country walk to raise awareness about suicide and homelessness among veterans.
Tommy Zurhellen is an associate professor of English and is a Navy veteran. He finished his roughly 2,800 trek Friday afternoon on the college's campus in Poughkeepsie.
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Zurhellen started his trip in April in Portland, Oregon. He walked 22 miles per day.
The project has raised almost $42,000 to support local programs for veterans.
 


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