Roanoke College

Two Maroons to Cycle Across U.S.


SALEM, Va. —Two Roanoke College students are in training for a cross-country cycling trek. The 2006 Journey of Hope raises funds and awareness for people with disabilities. Nate Unroe, a junior physics major from Iron Gate, and Jeremiah Morrow, a junior history and English major from Severn, Md., are brothers of Pi Kappa Phi. Journey of Hope is sponsored by the fraternity’s Push America service organization. The Journey of Hope begins in San Francisco, California and Florence, Oregon and ends with all teams converging at the finish line in Washington, D.C.

Starting in June, the students will ride approximately 75 miles each day stopping all across the country to make presentations, conducting friendship visits with local groups supporting people with disabilities and participating in a game of wheelchair basketball. Each student must raise $5,000 to support the project. Information about donating may be found at

The Journey of Hope began in 1987 with an inaugural team of 21 team members raising $20,000. The program has expanded and expanded into three different routes and annually raises more than $500,000.

Roanoke College, the country’s second oldest Lutheran-related college, is an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college. Roanoke is one of just 270 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the “best in the Southeast.” Roanoke’s 1,900 students represent 41 states across the U.S. and 25 foreign countries.

For additional information, call the Roanoke College Public Relations Office at (540) 375-2282.

The local CBS affiliate, WDBJ 7, aired a story regarding this on April 10: