A delegation from UD's SGA recognizes Vance A. Funk III, former mayor of Newark, for his dedication and service. Pictured are (from left) Geoffrey Heath, Andrew Miller, Vance A. Funk III, Jessica Borcky and Javier Horstmann.

Funk honored

Student Government Association honors former Newark mayor Vance Funk

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1:53 p.m., Dec. 10, 2013--Representatives of the University of Delaware Student Government Association (SGA) recently visited Vance A. Funk III, former mayor of Newark, to thank him for his dedication to the campus community. 

SGA student body president Jessica Borcky presented Funk with an award recognizing his loyal service and committed support to UD students throughout his eight-year tenure.

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Borcky was accompanied by SGA’s chief justice, Javier Horstmann, and governmental affairs senators Geoffrey Heath and Andrew Miller.

“As a fellow Blue Hen, Mayor Funk understood the valuable relationship between the city of Newark and the University of Delaware, and took time to connect with students,” said Borcky. “On behalf of the student body, SGA wanted to recognize his support for students and efforts to improve the Newark community as a whole by presenting him with a plaque in appreciation for his service as mayor.”

Funk will remain in Newark, where he has lived since 1959, and will continue to serve the community through his real estate law practice.

Article and photo by Casey Impagliazzo

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