Apr. 3, 2008 by Susan Prosoco NMSU Round Up
Students, faculty and staff rose to the occasion Wednesday when business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi hosted Cream the Dean, a fund raising effort for the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Business Dean Garrey Carruthers, former New Mexico governor, offered to help the Epsilon Upsilon chapter of the Delta Sigma Pi at NMSU by agreeing to have whomever would pay the $50 for a pie, the chance to throw it in his face.
“Dean Carruthers is one of our alumni, and after Pie a Professor [last fall], he came to us and volunteered,” said Adam Thompson, coordinator of the event and Delta Sigma Pi member.
Thompson said the event, held in Trader’s Plaza, raised more than $1,200.
“I’ve worked with them before, and they’re just an organization that’s totally dedicated to finding cures for cancer,” Thompson said. “The goal is to find a cure to every kind of cancer that affects man.”
All of the money from yesterday’s event goes to research, unlike other cancer research organizations which may bombard you with more requests for donations, said Delta Sigma Pi member and finance major Stephanie Snodgrass.
As for Carruthers, he said it was “mighty tasty stuff,” right after Executive Vice President and Provost Waded Cruzado-Salas took the first shot.
“It was a very good cause,” said Cruzado-Salas, who donated $250. “I wanted to make sure I could help the students.”
President Michael Martin donated $100, but said he was paying to see the students do the actual “creaming.” Martin eventually participated after the encouragement from Carruthers.
“He looks so good,” Martin said after rubbing in the whipped cream. “I just don’t want any of this to go to waste.”
Carruthers thanked everyone for attending and commended the fraternity members on their work.
“We appreciate it,” Carruthers said. “What a mess. I’m going home to shower.”
For more information on the Huntsman Cancer Institute visit http://www.hci.utah.edu or http://www.huntsmancancerfoundation.org.