Video of memorial service for R.J. Tillman; Tillman scholarship fund established

Video of memorial service for R.J. Tillman; Tillman scholarship fund established

Wagner College nursing student Ronald "R.J." Tillman, 29, was killed in a hit-and-run accident while biking home from a study session Sunday night, Feb. 12, 2012. The campus community held a memorial service on Feb. 14 to honor R.J.'s memory. The video above shows the complete memorial service.

The Tillman family has asked that memorial gifts be directed to Wagner College for the R.J. Tillman Memorial Scholarship. Donors can make their gifts online. In the section titled “About Your Gift,” click on the “Other” box and specify the R.J. Tillman Memorial Scholarship. The family will be notified of your generosity.

Donors who wish to give by mail should make checks payable to Wagner College and indicate the R.J. Tillman Memorial Scholarship in the memo section. Gifts should be sent to:
Wagner College
Attn.: R.J. Tillman Memorial Scholarship
Reynolds House
One Campus Road
Staten Island, NY 10301


Staten Island Advance reporter Anthony DePrimo produced the following video on the Tillman memorial service:


In the next video -- a Feb. 14, 2012 story by New York 1 reporter CeFaan Kim -- friends and former classmates at Wagner College talk about the impact R.J. Tillman made on them: