The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Friday, August 22, 2014

Agnes Scott College faculty and staff took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Friday to call attention to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The group, including Agnes Scott President Elizabeth Kiss, accepted a “dump and donate” challenge—receiving a bucket of ice water over the head and donating to the ALS Association—in front of an audience of new students and their parents. 

ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that causes lack of muscle coordination and eventually total paralysis. The ALS Association has raised more than $40 million in “ice bucket” donations this summer. You too can donate to ALS.

Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Students are drawn to Agnes Scott by its excellent academic reputation, exceptional faculty and metropolitan Atlanta location—offering myriad social, cultural and experiential learning opportunities. This highly selective liberal arts college is known for its diverse and dynamic intellectual community. Through SUMMIT, it provides every student, regardless of major, with an individualized course of study and co-curricular experiences that develop leadership abilities and understanding of complex global dynamics.