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November 21, 2006: 'Superman' Memorial, Scholarship Created at Cornell

The Ithaca Journal reports that a plaque dedicated to Christopher Reeve was unveiled on Saturday at Cornell University. It reads "Actor. Superman. Hero."...

    The dedication came in conjunction with the announcement of a scholarship created in Reeve's honor, organized by his Class of 1974 classmates.

    Best known for his role in the 1978 film "Superman," Reeve was driven by a love of the craft, a passion that blossomed during his three years at Cornell. That same drive was visible later in his life when he struggled to come to terms with a 1995 spinal cord injury that left him a quadriplegic.

    Helen Bendix, a friend of Reeve since their days at Cornell, noted the consistency of character that carried him through his life.

    "The charm, the talent, the intelligence, he was all of that before. He never changed, people just became able to see him better," she said.

    Also in attendance Saturday was Barbara Johnson, Reeve's mother. Clearly touched by the sentiments shared by the Cornell community, Johnson spoke fondly of remembering her son as the self-reliant young man he was while at Cornell.

    "It's been like coming on a pilgrimage for me," she said.

    "He achieved more between 1995 and his death in 2004 than many of us achieve in a lifetime of excellent health," Cornell Provost Biddy Martin said.

    In his memory, fellow members of the class of 1974 created a scholarship that will support students majoring in theater, film, music or English. So far, $50,000 has been raised and donations are still being collected.

    The plaque, also a gift of the Class of 1974, will be placed in the lobby of the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. As David Feldshuh, director of the center, noted, "Seeing that plaque, students will learn that hard challenges are often the opportunity for great achievements."

Read the full report at the Ithaca Journal website.

You can watch a video report showing the plaque at News10Now.com.

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