17 October, 2008

Bill Bulloch remembered by Salem State

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Bill Bulloch Tribute

Bill Bulloch is remembered by the Salem State Community

By Nate Snow

bill.bulloch.withwifeUnder gray skies on a windy Friday October 3rd, the Salem State College athletics and training communities held a memorial service for late head athletic trainer William F. Bulloch II. The service was attended by coaches, athletes, training staff, alumni, NCAA reps, and Salem State College President Dr. Patricia Maguire Meservey. Bill, 58, lost his long battle with cancer on August 11, 2008, at home surrounded by his friends and family. He was the senior member of

SSC’s athletic department and had served as head athletic trainer since 1977. He holds the unique distinction of having worked more Salem State College athletic events than any other individual.

Director of Athletics and Women's Basketball head coach, Tim Shea, opened the service by introducing Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Reverend Arthur Gerald.

Reverend Gerald described Bulloch as "jovial" and "a good person, a good man," before passing the microphone back to Shea who then introduced Dr. Stanley P. Cahill, Executive Vice President. Cahill recalled how Bill "always had a smile on his face," and how much fun they had teasing each other when his and Bill’s alma maters, Indiana and Michigan, met. Cahill presented a memorial plaque to Assistant Athletic Trainer, Carey MacDonald. The plaque, which will hang in the athletic training room, is inscribed with one of Bill's favorite quotes, "Dance as if no one were watching, sing as if no one were listening, live every day as if it were your last." bill.oneill

Other speakers included former Salem State basketball player John Furlong, Salem State Sports Information Director Tom Roundy, and head Ice Hockey coach Bill O'Neil. O'Neill commented on how he has been inspired by how Bill Bulloch lived. "Salem State has lost a treasure," O’Neill said.

Bill's wife and daughter read from cards and letters that they have received from far and wide. "Bill had two families," Betty Bulloch said, "us and Salem State." Both families will always remember Bill Bulloch for all the wonderful things he has done for people's lives.

Tee-shirts are being sold in Bill's memory, with the proceeds going to benefit education in his name. For more information, contact Carey MacDonald at: cmacdonald@salemstate.edu.