Race to Mt. Everest

Health science lecturer and alumna Cindy L. Abbott is battling a fatal illness and preparing to climb Mt. Everest in an effort to raise awareness about rare diseases.

School for Sherpa Daughters

Two dozen girls in Nepal, some the daughters of Sherpa who have died on Mt. Everest expeditions, are being enrolled in school, thanks to Professor Jeffrey A. Kottler's nonprofit organization.