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Council discusses mask mandate and future meeting options | News, Sports, Jobs

news@breezenewspapers.com Lehigh Acres parish council held its first face-to-face meeting since the pandemic began with Lee County Commissioner Frank Mann to answer questions and provide updates on the county’s projects and address a sensitive issue – Florida’s mask lifting. After Governor Ron DeSantis lifted COVID-related restrictions, community council members at the June 7 meeting were […]

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Lehigh Acres parish council held its first face-to-face meeting since the pandemic began with Lee County Commissioner Frank Mann to answer questions and provide updates on the county’s projects and address a sensitive issue – Florida’s mask lifting.

After Governor Ron DeSantis lifted COVID-related restrictions, community council members at the June 7 meeting were divided on how to proceed with the mandatory, face-to-face council meetings.

Some members called for mandatory masking for the public and board members to protect those who have not been vaccinated, those with compromised immune systems, or underlying health problems. Other options discussed were the possibility for certain board members to remain virtually present.

Commissioner Mann pointed out that the Council did not have the power to impose mask requirements.

“The council cannot prescribe masks, but it can say that it is strongly recommended.” Man said.

Council President Chuck Edwards and the council will hold a board meeting later this month to discuss a solution – like Zoom – for those who want to donate their time and attend the council but are uncomfortable with face-to-face meetings.

In other stores:

• Second Vice President of the Council, Mohamed Yasin, reported on the Lehigh Street Lighting District, FDOT street repairs and the Lehigh Acres Architectural Zoning and Review Board.

“For some reason, all LCEC work orders have been canceled. When I asked why they said they are reviewing the work done in the past and investigating some issues they encountered. We’re way behind budget and work done. I asked them to send literature to residents through the local newspapers and inform them of the status of street lighting. They said they will work on it. “ said Yasin.

“The ARB did not meet last month, but there is a project planned for review at our next meeting, the rezoning of 5 lots from residential to commercial. Lee County also recently approved a hiking trail – a five-mile trail that circles the Abel Canal near Joel Boulevard. This is going to be a really nice attraction for us here in Lehigh. Great thing for the area “, said Yasin.

Yasin also reported on the county road budget for road repairs in Lehigh.

“The road expansion is making very good progress. If you look around, you probably won’t find many roads that haven’t been renewed or backfilled. If a resident sees a road that needs to be repaired or re-paved, they can call the FDOT and emergency services will be sent to fix the problem. “ said Yasin.

• The recruitment of new members was also put up for discussion.

“The council is looking for dynamic, voluntary, energetic people who can help the council.” said Yasin.

“This is a 50 year old grassroots organization” Edwards added.

• Range

Under the agenda item “Contact with local charities and non-profit organizations”, Councilor / Secretary Vanessa Ouimette suggested setting up a local initiative with the schools to provide fresh fruit to the children during the school year and during the summer holidays.

“It’s amazing how many children go hungry every day. I think we could take a step closer to the children in our community and start an initiative to plant fruit trees in our local schools. This would offer these children healthy snack options over the long term. “ said Ouimette.

For more information on board membership of the Lehigh Acres Community Council, please contact the Facebook Lehigh Acres Community Council or the LACC website: http://www.lehighacrescommunitycouncil.com/

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Council discusses mask mandate and future meeting options | News, Sports, Jobs

news@breezenewspapers.com Lehigh Acres parish council held its first face-to-face meeting since the pandemic began with Lee County Commissioner Frank Mann to answer questions and provide updates on the county’s projects and address a sensitive issue – Florida’s mask lifting. After Governor Ron DeSantis lifted COVID-related restrictions, community council members at the June 7 meeting were […]

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Council discusses mask mandate and future meeting options | News, Sports, Jobs

news@breezenewspapers.com

Lehigh Acres parish council held its first face-to-face meeting since the pandemic began with Lee County Commissioner Frank Mann to answer questions and provide updates on the county’s projects and address a sensitive issue – Florida’s mask lifting.

After Governor Ron DeSantis lifted COVID-related restrictions, community council members at the June 7 meeting were divided on how to proceed with the mandatory, face-to-face council meetings.

Some members called for mandatory masking for the public and board members to protect those who have not been vaccinated, those with compromised immune systems, or underlying health problems. Other options discussed were the possibility for certain board members to remain virtually present.

Commissioner Mann pointed out that the Council did not have the power to impose mask requirements.

“The council cannot prescribe masks, but it can say that it is strongly recommended.” Man said.

Council President Chuck Edwards and the council will hold a board meeting later this month to discuss a solution – like Zoom – for those who want to donate their time and attend the council but are uncomfortable with face-to-face meetings.

In other stores:

• Second Vice President of the Council, Mohamed Yasin, reported on the Lehigh Street Lighting District, FDOT street repairs and the Lehigh Acres Architectural Zoning and Review Board.

“For some reason, all LCEC work orders have been canceled. When I asked why they said they are reviewing the work done in the past and investigating some issues they encountered. We’re way behind budget and work done. I asked them to send literature to residents through the local newspapers and inform them of the status of street lighting. They said they will work on it. “ said Yasin.

“The ARB did not meet last month, but there is a project planned for review at our next meeting, the rezoning of 5 lots from residential to commercial. Lee County also recently approved a hiking trail – a five-mile trail that circles the Abel Canal near Joel Boulevard. This is going to be a really nice attraction for us here in Lehigh. Great thing for the area “, said Yasin.

Yasin also reported on the county road budget for road repairs in Lehigh.

“The road expansion is making very good progress. If you look around, you probably won’t find many roads that haven’t been renewed or backfilled. If a resident sees a road that needs to be repaired or re-paved, they can call the FDOT and emergency services will be sent to fix the problem. “ said Yasin.

• The recruitment of new members was also put up for discussion.

“The council is looking for dynamic, voluntary, energetic people who can help the council.” said Yasin.

“This is a 50 year old grassroots organization” Edwards added.

• Range

Under the agenda item “Contact with local charities and non-profit organizations”, Councilor / Secretary Vanessa Ouimette suggested setting up a local initiative with the schools to provide fresh fruit to the children during the school year and during the summer holidays.

“It’s amazing how many children go hungry every day. I think we could take a step closer to the children in our community and start an initiative to plant fruit trees in our local schools. This would offer these children healthy snack options over the long term. “ said Ouimette.

For more information on board membership of the Lehigh Acres Community Council, please contact the Facebook Lehigh Acres Community Council or the LACC website: http://www.lehighacrescommunitycouncil.com/

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Kelsey Freeman, vice president of the Montclair Kimberley Academy’s student government, receives her diploma after providing comments and reflections on her time at MKA. (Courtesy of MONTCLAIR KIMBERLEY ACADEMY)

The Montclair Kimberley Academy graduated 113 seniors at the campus Van Brunt Field on Sunday June 13 – the first opening ceremony held on campus since the 1950s.

In his welcoming speech, senior high school principal David C. Flocco praised the class of 2021 for “not only helping us to be the community we are today, but also helping us to better endure and emerge from this pandemic when we entered it. ”

Flocco urged students to remember school as a home away from home that they will always be welcomed to, and to reflect on “the memories and community that this home will bring with you Head that will never be “leave you.”

Kelsey Freeman, vice president of the student government, told graduates that their lives at MKA are measured not by academic achievement, but by “unscripted and unpredictable moments that remind us of who we are and lead us on the paths we should always follow . Senior Jonah Barbin urged his classmates, “Get out there, be confident, take risks, and be the special people I know.”

Headmaster Thomas W. Nammack said he found inspiration and perspective in the work of student writers and artists in the latest publication of the literary magazine Stylus for high school students. He told the graduates that “what I have seen from you and the community in the past 15 months” [of the coronavirus pandemic] proves that you, we are all part of an extraordinary school. “

Student Government President Isa Luca and High School President Nate Corbett officially closed the ceremony with the ringing of the Academy Bell, which is nearly a century old. Honorary degrees were awarded to Nammack, who served his 16-year tenure as headmaster and will be replaced by Nigel Furlonge, and to George Hrab, an MKA faculty member who is retiring after his 52nd year at the school.

More from the 2021 graduation in Montclair

The 2021 seniors of Montclair are Charlie Abdulhayoglu, Vanessa Amsinger, Kiara Bhatia, Nyla Boynton-Jarrett, Robert Di Geronimo, Taylor Everson, Jake Gale, Leah Glaser, Madigan Gyves, Louise Halbert, Holden Hargrave, Rollins Heath, Sarah Hobbs, Caleb Hofmann, Will Horn, Kailee Joseph , Colin Kearns, Alex Korfhage, Bennett La Londe, Aidan Larish, Christine Lindholm, Isabel Lucas, Neil Maharishi, Stella Marshall, Matthew McCann, Riley Rendino, Emma Ruddy, Ignacio Sanchez Gomez-Alvarez, OB Sedransk, Sebastian Seebach, Zach Sevrens, Arjun Sharma, Daniel Stehr, Gabe Stocus, Caroline Turgeon, JP Vizzone, Ethan Williams, Oliver Winters, Leah Wohl.

23 students were inducted into the Cum Laude Society, including the following Montclair residents: Taylor Everson, Alexander Korfhage, Aidan Larish, Isabel Lucas, Riley Rendino, OB Sedransk, Ethan Williams, Oliver Winters. Residents of other cities that were included were Lola Coleman, Julia Conforti, Nathaniel Corbett, Anthony DiMaggio, Jeremiah Druckermiller, Emani Fung, Spencer Goldberg, Madison Golodner, Nihaar Gopalji, Ariel Grossman, Zoe Lynch, Rohan Moniz, Isabella Szyfer, Sanaa Williams, Oliver Winters, Darren Zou.

The following awards were given: Marjorie Winfield Easter Prize: Jacob Gale; Ethel M. Spurr Prize: Isa Lucas; Rudolph Deetjen Prize: Sarah Hobbs; Robert C. Hemmeter Memorial Prize: Alex Korfhage; Dr. Peter R. Greer Character Award: Riley Rendino; Head’s Award: Vanessa Amsinger; Margaret Jenkins Osborne Prize for Excellence in Science: Sarah Hobbs; World Language Awards: Caleb Hofmann (Latin) and OB Sedransk (French); Fine Arts Award: Ethan Williams and Nyla Boynton-Jarrett: Louis Armstrong Jazz Award: Bennett La Londe; Dance Prize: Kailee Joseph; Mary K. Waring Scholars Award: Kiara Bhatia, Taylor Everson, Leah Glaser, Louise Halbert, Sarah Hobbs, Riley Rendino and OB Sedransk; Avery Barras Distinguished Scholar Award: Alex Korfhage and Isa Lucas; Presidential Service Award: Leah Glaser (Gold Award); Senior Community Engagement Award: Leah Glaser; Best Teammate Award from the Yogi Berra Museum: Rollins Heath (soccer, lacrosse); Essex County Scholar-Athlete Award: Taylor Everson (tennis, lacrosse); MKA Varsity Award: College letters during her MKA sports career: Sarah Hobbs (soccer, athletics, outdoor athletics).

Montclair Kimberley Academy graduates will attend the following colleges and universities: Bates College, Boston College, Boston University, Bucknell University (two students), Case Western Reserve University (two students), Champlain College, Colby College, College of Charleston (four students), College of William and Mary, Colorado College, Columbia University (four students), Connecticut College, Cornell University, Dartmouth College (two students), Elon University, Emerson College (two students), Emory University (two students), Fordham University (two students), Franklin and Marshall College, Furman University, George Washington University (two students), Georgetown University, Gettysburg College (two students), Hamilton College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Johns Hopkins University, Kenyon College, Lafayette College (two students), Lehigh University (two students), Loyola University Maryland, Middlebury College, Monmouth University, Muhlenberg College, New York University (two students), Northeastern University (two students), Northweste rn University, Pratt Insti tute (two students), Princeton University, Providence College, San Diego State University, Savannah College of Art and Design, St. John’s University, Stanford University, Stevens Institute of Technology (three students), Syracuse University (three Students), The College of New Jersey, Tufts University (two students), Tulane University (five students), University of California Irvine, University of Chicago, University of Miami (four students), University of Michigan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Pennsylvania (two students), University of Pittsburgh, University of Southern California (two students), University of Tampa, University of Tennessee, University of Toronto (two students), University of Vermont, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University, Villanova University (two students), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Wake Forest University (three students), Washington University in St. Louis, We Sleyan University (three students), Wester n University, Yale University (two students).

– Information provided by Montclair Kimberley Academy

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Kelsey Freeman, vice president of the Montclair Kimberley Academy’s student government, receives her diploma after providing comments and reflections on her time at MKA. (Courtesy of MONTCLAIR KIMBERLEY ACADEMY) The Montclair Kimberley Academy graduated 113 seniors at the campus Van Brunt Field on Sunday June 13 – the first opening ceremony held on campus since […]

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Montclair Kimberly commencement was first on campus since 1950s

Kelsey Freeman, vice president of the Montclair Kimberley Academy’s student government, receives her diploma after providing comments and reflections on her time at MKA. (Courtesy of MONTCLAIR KIMBERLEY ACADEMY)

The Montclair Kimberley Academy graduated 113 seniors at the campus Van Brunt Field on Sunday June 13 – the first opening ceremony held on campus since the 1950s.

In his welcoming speech, senior high school principal David C. Flocco praised the class of 2021 for “not only helping us to be the community we are today, but also helping us to better endure and emerge from this pandemic when we entered it. ”

Flocco urged students to remember school as a home away from home that they will always be welcomed to, and to reflect on “the memories and community that this home will bring with you Head that will never be “leave you.”

Kelsey Freeman, vice president of the student government, told graduates that their lives at MKA are measured not by academic achievement, but by “unscripted and unpredictable moments that remind us of who we are and lead us on the paths we should always follow . Senior Jonah Barbin urged his classmates, “Get out there, be confident, take risks, and be the special people I know.”

Headmaster Thomas W. Nammack said he found inspiration and perspective in the work of student writers and artists in the latest publication of the literary magazine Stylus for high school students. He told the graduates that “what I have seen from you and the community in the past 15 months” [of the coronavirus pandemic] proves that you, we are all part of an extraordinary school. “

Student Government President Isa Luca and High School President Nate Corbett officially closed the ceremony with the ringing of the Academy Bell, which is nearly a century old. Honorary degrees were awarded to Nammack, who served his 16-year tenure as headmaster and will be replaced by Nigel Furlonge, and to George Hrab, an MKA faculty member who is retiring after his 52nd year at the school.

More from the 2021 graduation in Montclair

The 2021 seniors of Montclair are Charlie Abdulhayoglu, Vanessa Amsinger, Kiara Bhatia, Nyla Boynton-Jarrett, Robert Di Geronimo, Taylor Everson, Jake Gale, Leah Glaser, Madigan Gyves, Louise Halbert, Holden Hargrave, Rollins Heath, Sarah Hobbs, Caleb Hofmann, Will Horn, Kailee Joseph , Colin Kearns, Alex Korfhage, Bennett La Londe, Aidan Larish, Christine Lindholm, Isabel Lucas, Neil Maharishi, Stella Marshall, Matthew McCann, Riley Rendino, Emma Ruddy, Ignacio Sanchez Gomez-Alvarez, OB Sedransk, Sebastian Seebach, Zach Sevrens, Arjun Sharma, Daniel Stehr, Gabe Stocus, Caroline Turgeon, JP Vizzone, Ethan Williams, Oliver Winters, Leah Wohl.

23 students were inducted into the Cum Laude Society, including the following Montclair residents: Taylor Everson, Alexander Korfhage, Aidan Larish, Isabel Lucas, Riley Rendino, OB Sedransk, Ethan Williams, Oliver Winters. Residents of other cities that were included were Lola Coleman, Julia Conforti, Nathaniel Corbett, Anthony DiMaggio, Jeremiah Druckermiller, Emani Fung, Spencer Goldberg, Madison Golodner, Nihaar Gopalji, Ariel Grossman, Zoe Lynch, Rohan Moniz, Isabella Szyfer, Sanaa Williams, Oliver Winters, Darren Zou.

The following awards were given: Marjorie Winfield Easter Prize: Jacob Gale; Ethel M. Spurr Prize: Isa Lucas; Rudolph Deetjen Prize: Sarah Hobbs; Robert C. Hemmeter Memorial Prize: Alex Korfhage; Dr. Peter R. Greer Character Award: Riley Rendino; Head’s Award: Vanessa Amsinger; Margaret Jenkins Osborne Prize for Excellence in Science: Sarah Hobbs; World Language Awards: Caleb Hofmann (Latin) and OB Sedransk (French); Fine Arts Award: Ethan Williams and Nyla Boynton-Jarrett: Louis Armstrong Jazz Award: Bennett La Londe; Dance Prize: Kailee Joseph; Mary K. Waring Scholars Award: Kiara Bhatia, Taylor Everson, Leah Glaser, Louise Halbert, Sarah Hobbs, Riley Rendino and OB Sedransk; Avery Barras Distinguished Scholar Award: Alex Korfhage and Isa Lucas; Presidential Service Award: Leah Glaser (Gold Award); Senior Community Engagement Award: Leah Glaser; Best Teammate Award from the Yogi Berra Museum: Rollins Heath (soccer, lacrosse); Essex County Scholar-Athlete Award: Taylor Everson (tennis, lacrosse); MKA Varsity Award: College letters during her MKA sports career: Sarah Hobbs (soccer, athletics, outdoor athletics).

Montclair Kimberley Academy graduates will attend the following colleges and universities: Bates College, Boston College, Boston University, Bucknell University (two students), Case Western Reserve University (two students), Champlain College, Colby College, College of Charleston (four students), College of William and Mary, Colorado College, Columbia University (four students), Connecticut College, Cornell University, Dartmouth College (two students), Elon University, Emerson College (two students), Emory University (two students), Fordham University (two students), Franklin and Marshall College, Furman University, George Washington University (two students), Georgetown University, Gettysburg College (two students), Hamilton College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Johns Hopkins University, Kenyon College, Lafayette College (two students), Lehigh University (two students), Loyola University Maryland, Middlebury College, Monmouth University, Muhlenberg College, New York University (two students), Northeastern University (two students), Northweste rn University, Pratt Insti tute (two students), Princeton University, Providence College, San Diego State University, Savannah College of Art and Design, St. John’s University, Stanford University, Stevens Institute of Technology (three students), Syracuse University (three Students), The College of New Jersey, Tufts University (two students), Tulane University (five students), University of California Irvine, University of Chicago, University of Miami (four students), University of Michigan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Pennsylvania (two students), University of Pittsburgh, University of Southern California (two students), University of Tampa, University of Tennessee, University of Toronto (two students), University of Vermont, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University, Villanova University (two students), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Wake Forest University (three students), Washington University in St. Louis, We Sleyan University (three students), Wester n University, Yale University (two students).

– Information provided by Montclair Kimberley Academy

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Toronto FC sign third goalkeeper ahead of MLS is Back Tournament

“Kevin worked hard and performed well while at TFC 2,” Toronto FC GM Ali Curtis said in a statement. “He has a great attitude and will develop in the first team with Quentin and Alex.” A native of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania who played collegially for UCLA and Rutgers, Silva was also loaned out to Raith Rovers […]

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Toronto FC sign third goalkeeper ahead of MLS is Back Tournament

“Kevin worked hard and performed well while at TFC 2,” Toronto FC GM Ali Curtis said in a statement. “He has a great attitude and will develop in the first team with Quentin and Alex.”

A native of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania who played collegially for UCLA and Rutgers, Silva was also loaned out to Raith Rovers from the Scottish Third Division.

Toronto FC was due to charter to Florida on Friday for the World Cup tournament taking place July 8th-August 11th at Disney’s Wide World of Sports in the Orlando area.

Toronto opens against DC United on July 10th.

Toronto coach Greg Vanney said Thursday he was taking 29 players to the tournament. Nigerian striker Ifunanyachi Achara, the 30th man in the squad, is due to undergo knee surgery on Tuesday and is out of the season.

The MLS has been idle since the game was suspended on March 12, two weeks after the season started, due to the global pandemic.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on July 3, 2020.

The Canadian press

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“Kevin worked hard and performed well while at TFC 2,” Toronto FC GM Ali Curtis said in a statement. “He has a great attitude and will develop in the first team with Quentin and Alex.” A native of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania who played collegially for UCLA and Rutgers, Silva was also loaned out to Raith Rovers […]

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Toronto FC sign third goalkeeper ahead of MLS is Back Tournament

“Kevin worked hard and performed well while at TFC 2,” Toronto FC GM Ali Curtis said in a statement. “He has a great attitude and will develop in the first team with Quentin and Alex.”

A native of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania who played collegially for UCLA and Rutgers, Silva was also loaned out to Raith Rovers from the Scottish Third Division.

Toronto FC was due to charter to Florida on Friday for the World Cup tournament taking place July 8th-August 11th at Disney’s Wide World of Sports in the Orlando area.

Toronto opens against DC United on July 10th.

Toronto coach Greg Vanney said Thursday he was taking 29 players to the tournament. Nigerian striker Ifunanyachi Achara, the 30th man in the squad, is due to undergo knee surgery on Tuesday and is out of the season.

The MLS has been idle since the game was suspended on March 12, two weeks after the season started, due to the global pandemic.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on July 3, 2020.

The Canadian press

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10.5.20: COVID-19 Dashboard & Reporting updated

Dear students, We look forward to welcoming you to the campus in August for the autumn semester 2021. As the summer progresses, we know that you would like to make travel arrangements for your arrival on campus. To help you plan, we will be happy to provide you with the basic schedule for the move-in […]

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10.5.20: COVID-19 Dashboard & Reporting updated

Dear students,

We look forward to welcoming you to the campus in August for the autumn semester 2021. As the summer progresses, we know that you would like to make travel arrangements for your arrival on campus. To help you plan, we will be happy to provide you with the basic schedule for the move-in process.

Moving in in the first year of study

First-year students will move in from Monday, August 16 to Thursday, August 19. Students will be able to select a date and time to move in from mid-July on their self-service accommodation and catering page. Apartment assignments will be announced. We are currently assuming that family or guests will be able to help with moving in. More detailed information on the collection procedure will be sent out at the beginning of July.

Entry of the upper class

The move in of upper class students for dormitories and Greek chapter houses will take place from Thursday, August 19 to Sunday, August 22. Service page from July.

Early arriving groups

If you are a member of a group that is to arrive before the move-in dates specified above (e.g. member of a sports team, ROTC, Marching 97, orientation leader, PreLUsion participant or any other name), your trainer or consultant will make these arrangements and you will do not need to register for a check-in time. You will receive a confirmation of your arrival date at the beginning of August.

Please note that we cannot consider early arrivals before Monday, August 16, who are not part of an early arrival group sponsored by the university. Open the check-in time slot selection on your accommodation and catering self-service page.

Many Thanks,

Housing services

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Dear students, We look forward to welcoming you to the campus in August for the autumn semester 2021. As the summer progresses, we know that you would like to make travel arrangements for your arrival on campus. To help you plan, we will be happy to provide you with the basic schedule for the move-in […]

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10.5.20: COVID-19 Dashboard & Reporting updated

Dear students,

We look forward to welcoming you to the campus in August for the autumn semester 2021. As the summer progresses, we know that you would like to make travel arrangements for your arrival on campus. To help you plan, we will be happy to provide you with the basic schedule for the move-in process.

Moving in in the first year of study

First-year students will move in from Monday, August 16 to Thursday, August 19. Students will be able to select a date and time to move in from mid-July on their self-service accommodation and catering page. Apartment assignments will be announced. We are currently assuming that family or guests will be able to help with moving in. More detailed information on the collection procedure will be sent out at the beginning of July.

Entry of the upper class

The move in of upper class students for dormitories and Greek chapter houses will take place from Thursday, August 19 to Sunday, August 22. Service page from July.

Early arriving groups

If you are a member of a group that is to arrive before the move-in dates specified above (e.g. member of a sports team, ROTC, Marching 97, orientation leader, PreLUsion participant or any other name), your trainer or consultant will make these arrangements and you will do not need to register for a check-in time. You will receive a confirmation of your arrival date at the beginning of August.

Please note that we cannot consider early arrivals before Monday, August 16, who are not part of an early arrival group sponsored by the university. Open the check-in time slot selection on your accommodation and catering self-service page.

Many Thanks,

Housing services

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Kinkaids Colin Lawler Area Wrestler of the Year

Kinkaid’s Colin Lawler won his third Southwest Preparatory Conference title and first heavyweight title last month. The 6-3, 245-pound grapple had only just started. A week later, the senior overcame his opponents at the National Prep Wrestling Championship in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, en route to the £ 285 title, making him the first national preschool master […]

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Kinkaids Colin Lawler Area Wrestler of the Year

Kinkaid’s Colin Lawler won his third Southwest Preparatory Conference title and first heavyweight title last month.

The 6-3, 245-pound grapple had only just started.

A week later, the senior overcame his opponents at the National Prep Wrestling Championship in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, en route to the £ 285 title, making him the first national preschool master in the Houston area. After pinning all of his opponents in the national tournament, including McDonogh’s PJ Mustipher in the finals, Lawler ended the season with a perfect 36-0 record – 36 wins per pin – and the All-Greater Houston Boys Wrestler of award the Year of the Chronicle.

“He just works hard,” said coach Brian Notch. “He works hard in our room, does weightlifting outside, club wrestling outside, and he’s really good at body awareness where he is on the mat in certain situations.

“He’s very balanced so don’t panic.”

Q: You moved to Houston from Penfield, NY, outside of Rochester, in the summer of seventh grade. How was that for you?

A: “To be honest, it was tough. I had a lot of close friends in New York and it was difficult to travel all over the country and then my two dogs died too (right after moving) which made it so much more difficult. But I could make friends down here and get past them. “

Q: You started wrestling when you were 5 years old. How much did this help you with your transition to Texas?

A: “It was important to be sure. All of the friends I made were really wrestling. My best friend (Noah Chan) was one of the first kids I met while training in wrestling.”

Q: How different is it with wrestling guys here compared to New York?

A: “It’s different. In New York, wrestling is like football down here. Wrestling is king up there, so there is really tough competition and a lot of the techniques are more advanced up there. Children are more die-hard, and there are more children doing it because of it.” the cool thing is. Texas has a lot of really good athletes and a lot of really good wrestlers, but they’re harder to find. “

Q: A lawn toe injury has prevented you from competing in the SPC and competing in national championships in your sophomore year. How hard was it to miss this one?

A: “It was tough because I had to deal with it on my own. But it was another opportunity to deal with adversity, and not just in the wrestling room. Outside of the room, I had to deal with it the most. and it has helped me build my resolve to come back even better and work harder to catch up. “

Q: You finished fourth in the national tournament last year with 220. Did this return journey at 285 turn out the way you imagined it?

A: “I expected to win, but I didn’t expect to push my way through the tournament. I just kept going and was faster than everyone else because I was at least 20 to 30 pounds lighter than everyone else … and that The most important thing was to hold my position. “

Q: What does it mean to you to be national champion?

A: “It’s been my dream since I was a 5 year old. I kept seeing the names on the wall, in the high school I was training in, and I would go over and touch them and read all the names, all those Title, and that’s what I wanted to be as a small child. I’ve dedicated my life to that. “

Q: Is there anything special about being the first out of Houston?

A: “I feel like I will lead the area in wrestling. I’m helping build the sport here and that means a lot to me too.”

Q: You made the leap into the heavyweight division in preparation for wrestling at NC State. Why was it important to make this jump now?

A: “Earlier this year, I got used to wrestling like heavyweights and I made a couple of mistakes because of it, but I got my way every time and then I got used to it. It’s really important to my college career because they don’t have a 220 weight class, so if I’m going to be a heavyweight in college it’s better prepared and used to wrestling heavyweights than it would be better at 220, but I got everyone nailed heavyweight this year, so it has worked well.”

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Kinkaids Colin Lawler Area Wrestler of the Year

Kinkaid’s Colin Lawler won his third Southwest Preparatory Conference title and first heavyweight title last month.

The 6-3, 245-pound grapple had only just started.

A week later, the senior overcame his opponents at the National Prep Wrestling Championship in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, en route to the £ 285 title, making him the first national preschool master in the Houston area. After pinning all of his opponents in the national tournament, including McDonogh’s PJ Mustipher in the finals, Lawler ended the season with a perfect 36-0 record – 36 wins per pin – and the All-Greater Houston Boys Wrestler of award the Year of the Chronicle.

“He just works hard,” said coach Brian Notch. “He works hard in our room, does weightlifting outside, club wrestling outside, and he’s really good at body awareness where he is on the mat in certain situations.

“He’s very balanced so don’t panic.”

Q: You moved to Houston from Penfield, NY, outside of Rochester, in the summer of seventh grade. How was that for you?

A: “To be honest, it was tough. I had a lot of close friends in New York and it was difficult to travel all over the country and then my two dogs died too (right after moving) which made it so much more difficult. But I could make friends down here and get past them. “

Q: You started wrestling when you were 5 years old. How much did this help you with your transition to Texas?

A: “It was important to be sure. All of the friends I made were really wrestling. My best friend (Noah Chan) was one of the first kids I met while training in wrestling.”

Q: How different is it with wrestling guys here compared to New York?

A: “It’s different. In New York, wrestling is like football down here. Wrestling is king up there, so there is really tough competition and a lot of the techniques are more advanced up there. Children are more die-hard, and there are more children doing it because of it.” the cool thing is. Texas has a lot of really good athletes and a lot of really good wrestlers, but they’re harder to find. “

Q: A lawn toe injury has prevented you from competing in the SPC and competing in national championships in your sophomore year. How hard was it to miss this one?

A: “It was tough because I had to deal with it on my own. But it was another opportunity to deal with adversity, and not just in the wrestling room. Outside of the room, I had to deal with it the most. and it has helped me build my resolve to come back even better and work harder to catch up. “

Q: You finished fourth in the national tournament last year with 220. Did this return journey at 285 turn out the way you imagined it?

A: “I expected to win, but I didn’t expect to push my way through the tournament. I just kept going and was faster than everyone else because I was at least 20 to 30 pounds lighter than everyone else … and that The most important thing was to hold my position. “

Q: What does it mean to you to be national champion?

A: “It’s been my dream since I was a 5 year old. I kept seeing the names on the wall, in the high school I was training in, and I would go over and touch them and read all the names, all those Title, and that’s what I wanted to be as a small child. I’ve dedicated my life to that. “

Q: Is there anything special about being the first out of Houston?

A: “I feel like I will lead the area in wrestling. I’m helping build the sport here and that means a lot to me too.”

Q: You made the leap into the heavyweight division in preparation for wrestling at NC State. Why was it important to make this jump now?

A: “Earlier this year, I got used to wrestling like heavyweights and I made a couple of mistakes because of it, but I got my way every time and then I got used to it. It’s really important to my college career because they don’t have a 220 weight class, so if I’m going to be a heavyweight in college it’s better prepared and used to wrestling heavyweights than it would be better at 220, but I got everyone nailed heavyweight this year, so it has worked well.”

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About the editor: There is so much noise around right now “Right to vote”. Let us now consider “Voter Responsibility”. While it is the responsibility of every citizen to vote, it is an even greater responsibility to vote intelligently with a reasonably clear and complete understanding of the real issues, as opposed to the nonsensical […]

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About the editor:

There is so much noise around right now “Right to vote”.

Let us now consider “Voter Responsibility”.

While it is the responsibility of every citizen to vote, it is an even greater responsibility to vote intelligently with a reasonably clear and complete understanding of the real issues, as opposed to the nonsensical and highly weird versions that are intended to mislead and deceive and which are endless being hyped and force-fed by special interests, typically but not exclusively by Big Wealth.

Some of the right-wing media should focus entirely on The Comedy Hour! Unfortunately, some are even worse and nearing total crime and riot!

In the past, the right appropriately appealed its honest positions to the electorate, but more recently the right has been corrupted – initially only in a subordinate way, à la Soapman Reagan, but now in a critical way, using the example of Trumpoison. You are now endangering the cohesion of our ailing nation, a la 2021 06.01.

So let’s temporarily drop the tattered banner of electoral rights until we have fully respected the concept of electoral responsibility – not to mention that politicians of ALL stripes practice what could be called campaign honor. Just imagine that.

Allen N. Wollscheidt

Cape Coral

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About the editor: There is so much noise around right now “Right to vote”. Let us now consider “Voter Responsibility”. While it is the responsibility of every citizen to vote, it is an even greater responsibility to vote intelligently with a reasonably clear and complete understanding of the real issues, as opposed to the nonsensical […]

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What we need is voter responsibility | News, Sports, Jobs

About the editor:

There is so much noise around right now “Right to vote”.

Let us now consider “Voter Responsibility”.

While it is the responsibility of every citizen to vote, it is an even greater responsibility to vote intelligently with a reasonably clear and complete understanding of the real issues, as opposed to the nonsensical and highly weird versions that are intended to mislead and deceive and which are endless being hyped and force-fed by special interests, typically but not exclusively by Big Wealth.

Some of the right-wing media should focus entirely on The Comedy Hour! Unfortunately, some are even worse and nearing total crime and riot!

In the past, the right appropriately appealed its honest positions to the electorate, but more recently the right has been corrupted – initially only in a subordinate way, à la Soapman Reagan, but now in a critical way, using the example of Trumpoison. You are now endangering the cohesion of our ailing nation, a la 2021 06.01.

So let’s temporarily drop the tattered banner of electoral rights until we have fully respected the concept of electoral responsibility – not to mention that politicians of ALL stripes practice what could be called campaign honor. Just imagine that.

Allen N. Wollscheidt

Cape Coral

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Berks' Best 2021 judges | Berks-best

Berks’ Best judges come from business, nonprofits and academia. We’ve asked these working professionals and experts in their fields to represent our community in selecting the winners of this academic award project. They take the task seriously, spending countless hours reviewing applications and interviewing finalists. We appreciate their contributions. We could not produce Berks’ Best […]

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Berks’ Best judges come from business, nonprofits and academia. We’ve asked these working professionals and experts in their fields to represent our community in selecting the winners of this academic award project. They take the task seriously, spending countless hours reviewing applications and interviewing finalists. We appreciate their contributions. We could not produce Berks’ Best without them.

Business



Mark Dolinski



Mark D. Dolinski is vice president of training and professional development for the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance. Dolinski holds a Master of Business Administration degree in quality leadership from St. Joseph’s College of Maine, Standish, Maine; a bachelor’s degree in marketing from West Chester University; and an associate degree in business administration from Reading Area Community College and three associate degrees in insurance from Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters.



Kevin K Murphy 2019 Berks County Community Foundation vertical

Kevin K. Murphy, president of Berks County Community Foundation.

Kevin K. Murphy is president of the Berks County Community Foundation. He joined BCCF as its first employee in 1994. He supervises the business and operations of the foundation and serves on its board of directors. A State College native, Murphy graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in speech communication and business. He holds a Master of Science degree in community leadership from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.



Berks' Best 2020 judge Robert Wert

Robert Wert



Robert Wert holds an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in business from Pennsylvania State University. In addition, he completed the Securities Industry Institute program sponsored by the Securities Industry Institute at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Wert has been with Wells Fargo Advisors and predecessor companies for more than 25 years. Wert founded the Wert Investment Consulting Group of Wells Fargo Advisors.

Communications



Berks' Best judge 2021 Kristina Fennelly

Dr. Kristina Fennelly, assistant professor Kutztown University Department of English

Dr. Kristina Fennelly has taught composition, professional writing, and gender studies courses at Kutztown University since the fall of 2012. As an assistant professor, her research and teaching interests include the study of non-adversarial approaches to argument, deliberative discourse, and listening rhetoric. Guided by a strong commitment to first-year writers, Fennelly currently serves as co-chair for the KU English Department’s honors and awards committee, as well as vice-president of the Pennsylvania College English Association.



Dave Kline 2018

Dave Kline

David Kline is an award-winning Berks County businessman, radio and television personality, writer, photographer, composer and entertainer who has worked in the entertainment industry most of his life. He is a voting member of the National Association of Recording Arts & Sciences as well as a member of the Americana Music Association and the International Bluegrass Music Association.



Karin Mallett, WFMZ

Karin Mallett, WFMZ



Karin Mallett has been with WFMZ-TV 69 News since 2003 as the co-anchor of the “Saturday Sunrise: 69 News at Sunrise Weekend Edition” and as a feature and special assignment reporter. While with WFMZ, Mallett developed her popular travel series, “One Tank Trip” which can be seen on the Berks Edition every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Mallett began her television news career as a writer and producer for CNBC’s nightly consumer program “Steals & Deals.” Mallett serves on the board of directors of the American Red Cross Tri-County Chapter. She was born and raised in New Jersey and is a graduate of New York University. 

Computer Science



James P. Bitler Weidenhammer Marketing Communications Manager 2018

James P. Bitler



James Bitler is marketing communications manager for Weidenhammer in Wyomissing and has been marketing IT solutions for the firm for more than 21 years. He is responsible for planning, development and implementation of all of Weidenhammer’s marketing communications strategies, and public relations activities. He has nearly 40 years of marketing experience in the banking, health care and technology industries. He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Kutztown University.



Michelle Neiswender

Michelle Neiswender



Michelle Neiswender is product unit manager for Weidenhammer’s educational solutions division. With 26 years of management/leadership experience, associate degree in business management and accounting, Neiswender expanded her education at Penn State University. She is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership. She manages an innovative team, with lots of skills, talent, and experience across multiple states.



Mark Werner Weidenhammer 2018

Mark Werner



Mark Werner is client experience and compliance manager with Weidenhammer. He has more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry and has held roles in sales, project management, software training, consulting and operations management. He leads the company’s efforts to enhance client experience while ensuring their teams adhere to IT compliance requirements in delivering solutions. Werner has received numerous industry certifications and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Villanova University.

Foreign languages



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Dr. M. Karen Jogan, professor of Spanish at Albright College, holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Spanish from Temple University as well as master’s degrees in English education and instructional technology. She has received two Fulbright awards as senior lecturer in theoretical and applied linguistics in Peru and Chile.



Christine Coleman Núñez

Christine Coleman Núñez

Dr. Christine Coleman Núñez is chair of the Department of Modern Language Studies at Kutztown University (May 2014 to present). She has a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Temple University in Spanish and is a specialist in linguistics and second language acquisition. In addition to teaching a wide range of courses in Spanish, she also teaches the English as a Second Language certificate program at Kutztown University. Her current research focus is on community-based learning and engaged scholarship.

Dr. Patricia Pacifico has a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Spanish and Latin American Studies from the University of Puerto Rico. She taught English as a second language for 15 years at the Inter American University, San Juan campus, where she also served as associate academic dean. She taught Spanish part time at Albright College for 12 years. She was awarded two Fulbright lectureships on grant writing. She has taught in the ESL program administered by Reading Area Community College and in the Seniors College program at Alvernia University.

Mathematics



Bill Bateman Berks' Best judge

Bill Bateman 

Bill Bateman is professor emeritus and retired chair of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Kutztown University. He completed his undergraduate work at Ursinus College and his graduate work at Ohio State University, University of California at Santa Barbara and Lehigh University. He taught at KU for 41 years.



Dr. Brian Buerke

Dr. Brian Buerke



Dr. Brian Buerke is associate professor of physics and chairperson of the physics department at Albright College. Buerke earned his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester, where he specialized in high-intensity laser physics and worked on a Nobel Prize-winning laser system. Since joining the Albright faculty, he has worked extensively in local education, serving as president of the Reading School District board of directors, president of the Reading Public Museum, and as a founding board member of the Reading Science Center.



Berks' Best 2021 Selvi Jagadesan

Selvi Jagadesan, professor of mathematics at Penn State Berks

Selvi Jagadesan is a lecturer in mathematics at Penn State Berks. She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics from Bharathiyar University, Tamilnadu, India. She manages and advises the International Club at Penn State Berks. She is also an active committee member in “Careers with Math Options,” a career exploration conference for seventh-grade girls interested in careers involving math, science, engineering and related fields.

Performing arts



Berks' Best 2021 judge Charles Chuck Ebersole

Charles Ebersole



Charles Ebersole earned his Bachelor of Science degree in music education from Indiana University of PA and a master’s degree in tuba performance from Temple University, and has over 30 hours of continuing study credits in music education and wind band conducting. He served as director of the Fleetwood Area High School bands for 34 years before retiring in 2019. He now directs the Ringgold Band of Reading, one of our nation’s oldest concert bands.



Meet the judges who evaluated the 2018 Berks' Best nominees

Shari Gleason-Mayrhofer is the horn instructor at Kutztown University and executive director of the Friends of Chamber Music of Reading.

Shari Gleason-Mayrhofer earned degrees in horn performance and music theory from Oberlin College Conservatory, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Georgia State University in Atlanta. Gleason-Mayrhofer performs with the Mainstreet Brass, Fyve Woodwind Quintet and the Pennsylvania Sinfonia, and she is the executive director of the Friends of Chamber Music of Reading. Gleason-Mayrhofer is the horn instructor at Kutztown University and a staff accompanist.



Beverly Houck

Beverly Houck

Beverly Houck is the artistic director of the Yocum Institute for Arts Education where she produces, directs, teaches and leads Yocum’s community outreach through school residencies and workshops in all art forms. Houck studied at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in musical theater from The University of the Arts. She was a resident actor and assistant to the artistic director at Hedgerow Theatre from 1994 to 1997, she then pursued her theater career regionally and in New York City. Houck has performed onstage, in film and television.

Science/Environment



Berks' Best 2020 judge Rosemarie Chinni

Dr. Rosemarie Chinni



Dr. Rosemarie C. Chinni holds a doctorate in analytical chemistry from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County. She is the math and science department chair and a professor of forensic science/chemistry at Alvernia University, where she teaches analytical chemistry, instrumental analysis and physical chemistry I & II. She serves as academic adviser to the Science Association and has been involving students in undergraduate research pertaining to analytical chemistry.



Dr. Tami Mysliwiec

Dr. Tami Mysliwiec



Dr. Tami Mysliwiec is an associate professor of biology at Penn State Berks. She holds a doctorate in microbiology and immunology from Drexel University. Her postdoctoral work was at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Her current research focuses on understanding how viruses alter host cell patterns of gene expression. She teaches classes ranging from introductory biology to biochemistry and cancer biology. She also is first-year seminar coordinator at the college.

Dr. Justin L. Smoyer  is an assistant professor of experimental physics and engineering at Kutztown University. He earned a doctorate in mechanical and aerospace engineering from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Kutztown University. He is the founder and director of the department’s technology and prototyping laboratory and of the nanoscale thermal sciences laboratory.

Social Studies



Berks' Best 2021 Karen Miller judge

Karen Miller

Karen A. Miller is a senior fellow at the Berks County Community Foundation. A former two-term mayor of the City of Reading, she has served in senior executive positions in state and federal governments as well as the Pennsylvania Economy League, a non-partisan public policy and research organization. Elected as a fellow of the National Association of Public Administration and as a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania, Miller received  a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from Indiana University (Bloomington) and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Albright College.



Berks' Best 2020 judge John Pankratz

John Pankratz



Dr. John R. Pankratz is chairman of the history department at Albright College, as well as an avid actor, photographer and cellist. In 2005, he created “Faces of Reading: 1000 Portraits of a City,” a project he revisited in 2015. He served as a Fulbright lecturer in Besancon, France and Dakar, Senegal, and teaches courses in both American and African history at Albright.



Meet the judges who evaluated the 2018 Berks' Best nominees Victoria Williams

Dr. Victoria Williams



Dr. Victoria Williams is a professor of political science at Alvernia University. She is a graduate of Twin Valley High School and has a bachelor’s degree from Lynchburg College, a master’s from Baylor University, and a master’s and a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. Her research interests include post-conflict reconciliation, foreign policy and political communication. Williams serves as the director of Alvernia’s Honors Program.

Taylor Seitzinger Award for Community Service



Frances A. Aitken Berks County Community Foundation

Frances A. “Franki” Aitken



Frances A. Aitken is senior vice president for finance and operations for the Berks County Community Foundation. Aitken was a senior audit manager specializing in nonprofit audits for KPMG in Philadelphia. After KPMG, Aitken worked as a contracted fiscal officer to various companies, including BCCF, which she joined full time in 1998. Aitken received her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Widener University, Chester, and is a certified public accountant. She is a trustee of the Law Foundation of Berks County and is the treasurer as well as on the board of Centro Hispano.



Berks' Best judge and Berks County Commissioner Michael Rivera

Michael Rivera



Michael Rivera is a Berks County Commissioner and a real estate professional at Keller Williams Platinum Realty in Spring Township. He resides in Bern Township with his wife Zylkia, and his children, Andre and Adriana. Growing up in Puerto Rico, Rivera graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, Bayamón Campus, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He later earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Kutztown University. He was a small business owner and spent more than seven years in the banking industry. He also worked as assistant vice president of business services at the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Tammy L. Seitzinger LoRusso is the mother of Taylor Seitzinger, in whose memory the Taylor Seitzinger Award for Community Service is named. She resides in Shoemakersville with her husband, Frank LoRusso, and their three children. Taylor Nicole Seitzinger died following a car accident in March 2009. Taylor was a senior at Hamburg High School and was a high honors student and a three-sport athlete who was planning to pursue her dream at DeSales University to become a physician assistant and to play soccer. Seitzinger LoRusso has been employed by Tom Schaeffer’s RV Super Store as the office manager for 38 years. She is a volunteer with Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Visual arts



Berks' Best 2021 Mark Baldridge visual arts judge

Mark Baldridge, assistant professor of art and computer science at Albright College

Mark Baldridge is an assistant professor of art and computer science at Albright College. He is an artist and an educator who has performed across parts of southern India and in the Blue Mountains of Australia, taught interactive and digital design in Mexico and South Korea and explored virtual reality and game design since 2004. He says he believes that teaching and learning are about more than conveying mere information: Techniques, technologies — these each have their myriad of YouTube videos.



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Lynn Millar

Lynn Millar is a self-employed artist. Her work has been included in Pennsylvania Watercolor Society show, Baltimore Watercolor Society show and the Philadelphia Water Color Society show and she is a juried, signature member of those societies. She also has been juried into many other shows including national competitions at the GoggleWorks, Banana Factory, Ambre’ Studio, Perkiomen Valley Art Center and more. In those shows she has won multiple placings, including first place and best in show. Her work has been sold into collections around the world, as far away as Australia. 

Peter Rampson  is an associate professor of graphic arts and curator of the Miller Art Gallery at Alvernia University. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Industrial Design degree from North Carolina State University. He works in traditional and digital media and designs furniture.

Vocational/Technical Skills



Chip Lambdin

Chip Lambdin

Chip Lambdin is a retired Berks Career & Technology Center vocational/special education teacher serving 36 years in various positions. He is also a retired clinical therapist from Concern Inc. where he was employed for 14 years specializing in therapy for at-risk teens and children with special needs. He currently spends his days traveling with his wife Debbie Lambdin and volunteering for Big Brothers/Sisters and Special Olympics. He holds Master of Arts and Master of Education degrees.

Patricia Nies has a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary/special education K-12 from West Chester University and was a special education teacher at Reading High School from 1980 to 1995. She then served as a special needs facilitator at Reading Muhlenberg Career & Technology Center from 1996 to 2017 before retiring.

Laurel Schaeffer was an educator for more than 30 years teaching special education at Kids Peace and in the Reading School District. She also was an administrator at Reading-Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center for 17 years, retiring in 2018. She hold a bachelor’s degree in animal husbandry from Delaware Valley University; teacher certification from Kutztown University; and a master’s degree in educational leadership and principal certification from Wilkes University. She also has a director’s certification from Penn State University.

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Berks’ Best judges come from business, nonprofits and academia. We’ve asked these working professionals and experts in their fields to represent our community in selecting the winners of this academic award project. They take the task seriously, spending countless hours reviewing applications and interviewing finalists. We appreciate their contributions. We could not produce Berks’ Best […]

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Berks’ Best judges come from business, nonprofits and academia. We’ve asked these working professionals and experts in their fields to represent our community in selecting the winners of this academic award project. They take the task seriously, spending countless hours reviewing applications and interviewing finalists. We appreciate their contributions. We could not produce Berks’ Best without them.

Business



Mark Dolinski



Mark D. Dolinski is vice president of training and professional development for the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance. Dolinski holds a Master of Business Administration degree in quality leadership from St. Joseph’s College of Maine, Standish, Maine; a bachelor’s degree in marketing from West Chester University; and an associate degree in business administration from Reading Area Community College and three associate degrees in insurance from Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters.



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Kevin K. Murphy, president of Berks County Community Foundation.

Kevin K. Murphy is president of the Berks County Community Foundation. He joined BCCF as its first employee in 1994. He supervises the business and operations of the foundation and serves on its board of directors. A State College native, Murphy graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in speech communication and business. He holds a Master of Science degree in community leadership from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.



Berks' Best 2020 judge Robert Wert

Robert Wert



Robert Wert holds an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in business from Pennsylvania State University. In addition, he completed the Securities Industry Institute program sponsored by the Securities Industry Institute at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Wert has been with Wells Fargo Advisors and predecessor companies for more than 25 years. Wert founded the Wert Investment Consulting Group of Wells Fargo Advisors.

Communications



Berks' Best judge 2021 Kristina Fennelly

Dr. Kristina Fennelly, assistant professor Kutztown University Department of English

Dr. Kristina Fennelly has taught composition, professional writing, and gender studies courses at Kutztown University since the fall of 2012. As an assistant professor, her research and teaching interests include the study of non-adversarial approaches to argument, deliberative discourse, and listening rhetoric. Guided by a strong commitment to first-year writers, Fennelly currently serves as co-chair for the KU English Department’s honors and awards committee, as well as vice-president of the Pennsylvania College English Association.



Dave Kline 2018

Dave Kline

David Kline is an award-winning Berks County businessman, radio and television personality, writer, photographer, composer and entertainer who has worked in the entertainment industry most of his life. He is a voting member of the National Association of Recording Arts & Sciences as well as a member of the Americana Music Association and the International Bluegrass Music Association.



Karin Mallett, WFMZ

Karin Mallett, WFMZ



Karin Mallett has been with WFMZ-TV 69 News since 2003 as the co-anchor of the “Saturday Sunrise: 69 News at Sunrise Weekend Edition” and as a feature and special assignment reporter. While with WFMZ, Mallett developed her popular travel series, “One Tank Trip” which can be seen on the Berks Edition every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Mallett began her television news career as a writer and producer for CNBC’s nightly consumer program “Steals & Deals.” Mallett serves on the board of directors of the American Red Cross Tri-County Chapter. She was born and raised in New Jersey and is a graduate of New York University. 

Computer Science



James P. Bitler Weidenhammer Marketing Communications Manager 2018

James P. Bitler



James Bitler is marketing communications manager for Weidenhammer in Wyomissing and has been marketing IT solutions for the firm for more than 21 years. He is responsible for planning, development and implementation of all of Weidenhammer’s marketing communications strategies, and public relations activities. He has nearly 40 years of marketing experience in the banking, health care and technology industries. He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Kutztown University.



Michelle Neiswender

Michelle Neiswender



Michelle Neiswender is product unit manager for Weidenhammer’s educational solutions division. With 26 years of management/leadership experience, associate degree in business management and accounting, Neiswender expanded her education at Penn State University. She is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership. She manages an innovative team, with lots of skills, talent, and experience across multiple states.



Mark Werner Weidenhammer 2018

Mark Werner



Mark Werner is client experience and compliance manager with Weidenhammer. He has more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry and has held roles in sales, project management, software training, consulting and operations management. He leads the company’s efforts to enhance client experience while ensuring their teams adhere to IT compliance requirements in delivering solutions. Werner has received numerous industry certifications and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Villanova University.

Foreign languages



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Dr. M. Karen Jogan, professor of Spanish at Albright College, holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Spanish from Temple University as well as master’s degrees in English education and instructional technology. She has received two Fulbright awards as senior lecturer in theoretical and applied linguistics in Peru and Chile.



Christine Coleman Núñez

Christine Coleman Núñez

Dr. Christine Coleman Núñez is chair of the Department of Modern Language Studies at Kutztown University (May 2014 to present). She has a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Temple University in Spanish and is a specialist in linguistics and second language acquisition. In addition to teaching a wide range of courses in Spanish, she also teaches the English as a Second Language certificate program at Kutztown University. Her current research focus is on community-based learning and engaged scholarship.

Dr. Patricia Pacifico has a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Spanish and Latin American Studies from the University of Puerto Rico. She taught English as a second language for 15 years at the Inter American University, San Juan campus, where she also served as associate academic dean. She taught Spanish part time at Albright College for 12 years. She was awarded two Fulbright lectureships on grant writing. She has taught in the ESL program administered by Reading Area Community College and in the Seniors College program at Alvernia University.

Mathematics



Bill Bateman Berks' Best judge

Bill Bateman 

Bill Bateman is professor emeritus and retired chair of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Kutztown University. He completed his undergraduate work at Ursinus College and his graduate work at Ohio State University, University of California at Santa Barbara and Lehigh University. He taught at KU for 41 years.



Dr. Brian Buerke

Dr. Brian Buerke



Dr. Brian Buerke is associate professor of physics and chairperson of the physics department at Albright College. Buerke earned his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester, where he specialized in high-intensity laser physics and worked on a Nobel Prize-winning laser system. Since joining the Albright faculty, he has worked extensively in local education, serving as president of the Reading School District board of directors, president of the Reading Public Museum, and as a founding board member of the Reading Science Center.



Berks' Best 2021 Selvi Jagadesan

Selvi Jagadesan, professor of mathematics at Penn State Berks

Selvi Jagadesan is a lecturer in mathematics at Penn State Berks. She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics from Bharathiyar University, Tamilnadu, India. She manages and advises the International Club at Penn State Berks. She is also an active committee member in “Careers with Math Options,” a career exploration conference for seventh-grade girls interested in careers involving math, science, engineering and related fields.

Performing arts



Berks' Best 2021 judge Charles Chuck Ebersole

Charles Ebersole



Charles Ebersole earned his Bachelor of Science degree in music education from Indiana University of PA and a master’s degree in tuba performance from Temple University, and has over 30 hours of continuing study credits in music education and wind band conducting. He served as director of the Fleetwood Area High School bands for 34 years before retiring in 2019. He now directs the Ringgold Band of Reading, one of our nation’s oldest concert bands.



Meet the judges who evaluated the 2018 Berks' Best nominees

Shari Gleason-Mayrhofer is the horn instructor at Kutztown University and executive director of the Friends of Chamber Music of Reading.

Shari Gleason-Mayrhofer earned degrees in horn performance and music theory from Oberlin College Conservatory, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Georgia State University in Atlanta. Gleason-Mayrhofer performs with the Mainstreet Brass, Fyve Woodwind Quintet and the Pennsylvania Sinfonia, and she is the executive director of the Friends of Chamber Music of Reading. Gleason-Mayrhofer is the horn instructor at Kutztown University and a staff accompanist.



Beverly Houck

Beverly Houck

Beverly Houck is the artistic director of the Yocum Institute for Arts Education where she produces, directs, teaches and leads Yocum’s community outreach through school residencies and workshops in all art forms. Houck studied at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in musical theater from The University of the Arts. She was a resident actor and assistant to the artistic director at Hedgerow Theatre from 1994 to 1997, she then pursued her theater career regionally and in New York City. Houck has performed onstage, in film and television.

Science/Environment



Berks' Best 2020 judge Rosemarie Chinni

Dr. Rosemarie Chinni



Dr. Rosemarie C. Chinni holds a doctorate in analytical chemistry from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County. She is the math and science department chair and a professor of forensic science/chemistry at Alvernia University, where she teaches analytical chemistry, instrumental analysis and physical chemistry I & II. She serves as academic adviser to the Science Association and has been involving students in undergraduate research pertaining to analytical chemistry.



Dr. Tami Mysliwiec

Dr. Tami Mysliwiec



Dr. Tami Mysliwiec is an associate professor of biology at Penn State Berks. She holds a doctorate in microbiology and immunology from Drexel University. Her postdoctoral work was at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Her current research focuses on understanding how viruses alter host cell patterns of gene expression. She teaches classes ranging from introductory biology to biochemistry and cancer biology. She also is first-year seminar coordinator at the college.

Dr. Justin L. Smoyer  is an assistant professor of experimental physics and engineering at Kutztown University. He earned a doctorate in mechanical and aerospace engineering from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Kutztown University. He is the founder and director of the department’s technology and prototyping laboratory and of the nanoscale thermal sciences laboratory.

Social Studies



Berks' Best 2021 Karen Miller judge

Karen Miller

Karen A. Miller is a senior fellow at the Berks County Community Foundation. A former two-term mayor of the City of Reading, she has served in senior executive positions in state and federal governments as well as the Pennsylvania Economy League, a non-partisan public policy and research organization. Elected as a fellow of the National Association of Public Administration and as a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania, Miller received  a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from Indiana University (Bloomington) and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Albright College.



Berks' Best 2020 judge John Pankratz

John Pankratz



Dr. John R. Pankratz is chairman of the history department at Albright College, as well as an avid actor, photographer and cellist. In 2005, he created “Faces of Reading: 1000 Portraits of a City,” a project he revisited in 2015. He served as a Fulbright lecturer in Besancon, France and Dakar, Senegal, and teaches courses in both American and African history at Albright.



Meet the judges who evaluated the 2018 Berks' Best nominees Victoria Williams

Dr. Victoria Williams



Dr. Victoria Williams is a professor of political science at Alvernia University. She is a graduate of Twin Valley High School and has a bachelor’s degree from Lynchburg College, a master’s from Baylor University, and a master’s and a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. Her research interests include post-conflict reconciliation, foreign policy and political communication. Williams serves as the director of Alvernia’s Honors Program.

Taylor Seitzinger Award for Community Service



Frances A. Aitken Berks County Community Foundation

Frances A. “Franki” Aitken



Frances A. Aitken is senior vice president for finance and operations for the Berks County Community Foundation. Aitken was a senior audit manager specializing in nonprofit audits for KPMG in Philadelphia. After KPMG, Aitken worked as a contracted fiscal officer to various companies, including BCCF, which she joined full time in 1998. Aitken received her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Widener University, Chester, and is a certified public accountant. She is a trustee of the Law Foundation of Berks County and is the treasurer as well as on the board of Centro Hispano.



Berks' Best judge and Berks County Commissioner Michael Rivera

Michael Rivera



Michael Rivera is a Berks County Commissioner and a real estate professional at Keller Williams Platinum Realty in Spring Township. He resides in Bern Township with his wife Zylkia, and his children, Andre and Adriana. Growing up in Puerto Rico, Rivera graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, Bayamón Campus, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He later earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Kutztown University. He was a small business owner and spent more than seven years in the banking industry. He also worked as assistant vice president of business services at the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Tammy L. Seitzinger LoRusso is the mother of Taylor Seitzinger, in whose memory the Taylor Seitzinger Award for Community Service is named. She resides in Shoemakersville with her husband, Frank LoRusso, and their three children. Taylor Nicole Seitzinger died following a car accident in March 2009. Taylor was a senior at Hamburg High School and was a high honors student and a three-sport athlete who was planning to pursue her dream at DeSales University to become a physician assistant and to play soccer. Seitzinger LoRusso has been employed by Tom Schaeffer’s RV Super Store as the office manager for 38 years. She is a volunteer with Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Visual arts



Berks' Best 2021 Mark Baldridge visual arts judge

Mark Baldridge, assistant professor of art and computer science at Albright College

Mark Baldridge is an assistant professor of art and computer science at Albright College. He is an artist and an educator who has performed across parts of southern India and in the Blue Mountains of Australia, taught interactive and digital design in Mexico and South Korea and explored virtual reality and game design since 2004. He says he believes that teaching and learning are about more than conveying mere information: Techniques, technologies — these each have their myriad of YouTube videos.



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Lynn Millar

Lynn Millar is a self-employed artist. Her work has been included in Pennsylvania Watercolor Society show, Baltimore Watercolor Society show and the Philadelphia Water Color Society show and she is a juried, signature member of those societies. She also has been juried into many other shows including national competitions at the GoggleWorks, Banana Factory, Ambre’ Studio, Perkiomen Valley Art Center and more. In those shows she has won multiple placings, including first place and best in show. Her work has been sold into collections around the world, as far away as Australia. 

Peter Rampson  is an associate professor of graphic arts and curator of the Miller Art Gallery at Alvernia University. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Industrial Design degree from North Carolina State University. He works in traditional and digital media and designs furniture.

Vocational/Technical Skills



Chip Lambdin

Chip Lambdin

Chip Lambdin is a retired Berks Career & Technology Center vocational/special education teacher serving 36 years in various positions. He is also a retired clinical therapist from Concern Inc. where he was employed for 14 years specializing in therapy for at-risk teens and children with special needs. He currently spends his days traveling with his wife Debbie Lambdin and volunteering for Big Brothers/Sisters and Special Olympics. He holds Master of Arts and Master of Education degrees.

Patricia Nies has a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary/special education K-12 from West Chester University and was a special education teacher at Reading High School from 1980 to 1995. She then served as a special needs facilitator at Reading Muhlenberg Career & Technology Center from 1996 to 2017 before retiring.

Laurel Schaeffer was an educator for more than 30 years teaching special education at Kids Peace and in the Reading School District. She also was an administrator at Reading-Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center for 17 years, retiring in 2018. She hold a bachelor’s degree in animal husbandry from Delaware Valley University; teacher certification from Kutztown University; and a master’s degree in educational leadership and principal certification from Wilkes University. She also has a director’s certification from Penn State University.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. – On a night when nine of the 10 fights were resolved by three points or less, the Navy found a way to win most of the close fights. No. 18 Lehigh took an early 6-0 lead before the Mids rallied to win seven of the last eight fights to outperform the Mountain Hawks 21-9 at Alumni Hall on Saturday night.

A win by one point at 157 and a 2-0 decision at 165 helped the Navy achieve their first win over Lehigh since 2011. The defeat for the Mountain Hawks (0-2) breaks a nine-one-two streak in the series. Lehigh still retains a 53-48 lead after Saturday’s 101st meeting. Navy draws 2-1 with the win.

Lehigh used hard work in the top position to play the first two fights without the benefit of a takedown. At 125, Junior Jaret Lane managed an escape after being ridden in the first 1:15 of the second period and then responded by riding out Logan Treaster in the third and winning 1-0.

Newcomer Malyke Hines rode out the second third in his match with 133 against Jacob Allen and added an escape to 2-0 at the beginning of the third period.

At 141 years old, newcomer Connor McGonagle Lehigh’s first takedown of the dual and led Navy captain Cody Trybus 2-1 after the first period, but Trybus responded with an escape, a takedown and a strong ride in the second period and won continue 5-3 to put Navy on the scoreboard.

The Mids leveled things out after 149 when Casey Cobb scored a takedown in the first period and added a late counter takedown after a desperate attempt by Junior Jimmy H0offman when Cobb won 5-2.

The dual’s wildest fight came at 157, when the second AJ Burkhart made his first dual appearance against Andrew Cerniglia. After a goalless first period, Burkhart was spun for two near-points at the beginning of the second period before turning Cerniglia on its back for two plus four. Cerniglia returned before Burkhart gave him the 7-4 lead after two periods. Cerniglia turned back to open the third period, gained a driving time advantage and after an escape from Burkhart, scored the decisive takedown with 25 seconds remaining, holding Burkhart back to win 9-8 and give the Mids the lead.

Tanner Skidgel in eighth place made four straight wins for Navy with a 2-0 decision over Brian Meyer at 165. Skidgel escaped in the second period and rode out in the third period.

Freshman Jake Logan stopped the Navy run with a 7-4 decision over Drew Caravela at 174. Logan scored a takedown in each period as well as an escape from the third period.

Navy’s David Key won a real freshman bout against Lehigh’s JT Davis at 184 by a 5-2 decision. Key scored a takedown to lead 3-1 after two in the second period and countered an attempt by Davis late.

The Midshipmen won their first win against Lehigh in 10 years at 197, when Jacob Koser defeated senior Jake Jakobsen 6-1. Koser scored a takedown in the first third and countered strong drives by Jakobsen with reversals in both the second and third third.

In the last fight of the doubles junior heavyweight Victor Lacombe lost a 3-1 decision against John Birchmeier of the Navy.

The Dual itself only had 12 combined takedowns, with Navy holding an 8-4 edge. The Mids led 4-1 in reversals, while each side had a nearfall, Lehigh a four-pointer and Navy a two-pointer. In six of the ten fights there was no goal in the first three minutes.

Lehigh and Navy also fought 21 additional bouts Saturday night, the results of which count towards a wrestler’s season record. The Mountain Hawk Wrestlers won eight of these bouts, with Hines and Logan winning their second bouts of the evening. Hoffman, Burkhart and Davis also took wins after losing in doubles. The newcomers Manzona Bryant IV (157), Connor Herceg (174) and Caden Wright (184) achieved Lehighs three other victories. Bryant and newcomer Steven Storm fought their first official brown-and-white bouts.

The Mountain Hawks will welcome Drexel on Sunday, January 24th at 2pm in the Leeman-Turner Arena in Grace Hall. The double will be broadcast locally on the Service Electric Network and streamed on Lehighsports.com/watch.

Marine 21, No. 18 Lehigh 9
125 – Jaret Lane (Lehigh) Dec. Logan Treaster (Navy) 1-0
133 – Malyke Hines (Lehigh) Dec. Jacob Allen (Lehigh) 2-0
141 – Cody Trybus (Navy) Dec. Connor McGonagle (Lehigh) 5-3
149- Casey Cobb (Navy) Dec. Jimmy Hoffman (Lehigh) 5-2
157 – Andrew Cerniglia (Navy) Dec. AJ Burkhart (Lehigh) 9-8
165 – Tanner Skidgel (Navy) Dec. Brian Meyer (Lehigh) 2-0
174 – Jake Logan (Lehigh) Dec. Dean Caravela (Navy) 7-4
184 – David Key (Navy) Dec. JT Davis (Lehigh) 5-3
197 – Jacob Koser (Navy) Dec. Jake Jakobsen (Lehigh) 6-1
285 – John Birchmeier (Navy) Dec. Victor Lacombe (Lehigh) 3-1
Additional games
125 – Logan Treaster (Navy) Dec. Sheldon Seymour (Lehigh) 6-4
133 – Jacob Allen (Navy) Dec. Mitchell Polito (Lehigh) 2-1
133 – Lukas Luzern (Navy) Dec. Satoshi Abe (Lehigh) 8-6
133 – Malyke Hines (Lehigh) Major Dec. Lukas Luzern (Navy) 13-3
141- Cody Trybus (Navy) Dec. Joe Lobeck (Lehigh) 7-1
141 – Tyler Hunt (Navy) Dec. Joe Lobeck (Lehigh) 8-2
141 – Tyler Hunt (Navy) Major Dec. Steven Storm (Lehigh) 12-2
149 – Jimmy Hoffman (Lehigh) Dec. PJ Crane (Navy) 2-1, tb
157 – Manzona Bryant IV (Lehigh) Dec. PJ Crane (Navy) 9-2
157 – AJ Burkhart (Lehigh) Dec. Wyatt Long (Navy) 5-4
165 – Tanner Skidgel (Navy) Major Dec. Thayne Lawrence (Lehigh) 9-0
165 – Henry Hague (Navy) Dec. Thayne Lawrence (Lehigh) 10-4
165- Henry Hague (Navy) Dec. Brian Meyer (Lehigh) 3-2
174 – Dean Caravela (Navy) Dec. Connor Herceg (Lehigh) 7-3
174 – Connor Herceg (Lehigh) Dec. Gary Eakin (Navy) 8-3
174 – Jake Logan (Lehigh) Dec. Gary Eakin (Navy) 9-5
184 – Caden Wright (Lehigh) Dec. Zander Manuel (Navy) 7-1
184 – JT Davis (Lehigh) drops Zander Manuel (Marine) 2:45
285 – John Birchmeier (Navy) Dec. Eli Jones (Lehigh) 9-3
285 – Riley Smith (Navy) falls to Eli Jones (Lehigh) 4:46
285 – Riley Smith (Navy) Dec. Victor Lacombe (Lehigh) 4-2

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Story links ANNAPOLIS, Md. – On a night when nine of the 10 fights were resolved by three points or less, the Navy found a way to win most of the close fights. No. 18 Lehigh took an early 6-0 lead before the Mids rallied to win seven of the last eight fights to outperform […]

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. – On a night when nine of the 10 fights were resolved by three points or less, the Navy found a way to win most of the close fights. No. 18 Lehigh took an early 6-0 lead before the Mids rallied to win seven of the last eight fights to outperform the Mountain Hawks 21-9 at Alumni Hall on Saturday night.

A win by one point at 157 and a 2-0 decision at 165 helped the Navy achieve their first win over Lehigh since 2011. The defeat for the Mountain Hawks (0-2) breaks a nine-one-two streak in the series. Lehigh still retains a 53-48 lead after Saturday’s 101st meeting. Navy draws 2-1 with the win.

Lehigh used hard work in the top position to play the first two fights without the benefit of a takedown. At 125, Junior Jaret Lane managed an escape after being ridden in the first 1:15 of the second period and then responded by riding out Logan Treaster in the third and winning 1-0.

Newcomer Malyke Hines rode out the second third in his match with 133 against Jacob Allen and added an escape to 2-0 at the beginning of the third period.

At 141 years old, newcomer Connor McGonagle Lehigh’s first takedown of the dual and led Navy captain Cody Trybus 2-1 after the first period, but Trybus responded with an escape, a takedown and a strong ride in the second period and won continue 5-3 to put Navy on the scoreboard.

The Mids leveled things out after 149 when Casey Cobb scored a takedown in the first period and added a late counter takedown after a desperate attempt by Junior Jimmy H0offman when Cobb won 5-2.

The dual’s wildest fight came at 157, when the second AJ Burkhart made his first dual appearance against Andrew Cerniglia. After a goalless first period, Burkhart was spun for two near-points at the beginning of the second period before turning Cerniglia on its back for two plus four. Cerniglia returned before Burkhart gave him the 7-4 lead after two periods. Cerniglia turned back to open the third period, gained a driving time advantage and after an escape from Burkhart, scored the decisive takedown with 25 seconds remaining, holding Burkhart back to win 9-8 and give the Mids the lead.

Tanner Skidgel in eighth place made four straight wins for Navy with a 2-0 decision over Brian Meyer at 165. Skidgel escaped in the second period and rode out in the third period.

Freshman Jake Logan stopped the Navy run with a 7-4 decision over Drew Caravela at 174. Logan scored a takedown in each period as well as an escape from the third period.

Navy’s David Key won a real freshman bout against Lehigh’s JT Davis at 184 by a 5-2 decision. Key scored a takedown to lead 3-1 after two in the second period and countered an attempt by Davis late.

The Midshipmen won their first win against Lehigh in 10 years at 197, when Jacob Koser defeated senior Jake Jakobsen 6-1. Koser scored a takedown in the first third and countered strong drives by Jakobsen with reversals in both the second and third third.

In the last fight of the doubles junior heavyweight Victor Lacombe lost a 3-1 decision against John Birchmeier of the Navy.

The Dual itself only had 12 combined takedowns, with Navy holding an 8-4 edge. The Mids led 4-1 in reversals, while each side had a nearfall, Lehigh a four-pointer and Navy a two-pointer. In six of the ten fights there was no goal in the first three minutes.

Lehigh and Navy also fought 21 additional bouts Saturday night, the results of which count towards a wrestler’s season record. The Mountain Hawk Wrestlers won eight of these bouts, with Hines and Logan winning their second bouts of the evening. Hoffman, Burkhart and Davis also took wins after losing in doubles. The newcomers Manzona Bryant IV (157), Connor Herceg (174) and Caden Wright (184) achieved Lehighs three other victories. Bryant and newcomer Steven Storm fought their first official brown-and-white bouts.

The Mountain Hawks will welcome Drexel on Sunday, January 24th at 2pm in the Leeman-Turner Arena in Grace Hall. The double will be broadcast locally on the Service Electric Network and streamed on Lehighsports.com/watch.

Marine 21, No. 18 Lehigh 9
125 – Jaret Lane (Lehigh) Dec. Logan Treaster (Navy) 1-0
133 – Malyke Hines (Lehigh) Dec. Jacob Allen (Lehigh) 2-0
141 – Cody Trybus (Navy) Dec. Connor McGonagle (Lehigh) 5-3
149- Casey Cobb (Navy) Dec. Jimmy Hoffman (Lehigh) 5-2
157 – Andrew Cerniglia (Navy) Dec. AJ Burkhart (Lehigh) 9-8
165 – Tanner Skidgel (Navy) Dec. Brian Meyer (Lehigh) 2-0
174 – Jake Logan (Lehigh) Dec. Dean Caravela (Navy) 7-4
184 – David Key (Navy) Dec. JT Davis (Lehigh) 5-3
197 – Jacob Koser (Navy) Dec. Jake Jakobsen (Lehigh) 6-1
285 – John Birchmeier (Navy) Dec. Victor Lacombe (Lehigh) 3-1
Additional games
125 – Logan Treaster (Navy) Dec. Sheldon Seymour (Lehigh) 6-4
133 – Jacob Allen (Navy) Dec. Mitchell Polito (Lehigh) 2-1
133 – Lukas Luzern (Navy) Dec. Satoshi Abe (Lehigh) 8-6
133 – Malyke Hines (Lehigh) Major Dec. Lukas Luzern (Navy) 13-3
141- Cody Trybus (Navy) Dec. Joe Lobeck (Lehigh) 7-1
141 – Tyler Hunt (Navy) Dec. Joe Lobeck (Lehigh) 8-2
141 – Tyler Hunt (Navy) Major Dec. Steven Storm (Lehigh) 12-2
149 – Jimmy Hoffman (Lehigh) Dec. PJ Crane (Navy) 2-1, tb
157 – Manzona Bryant IV (Lehigh) Dec. PJ Crane (Navy) 9-2
157 – AJ Burkhart (Lehigh) Dec. Wyatt Long (Navy) 5-4
165 – Tanner Skidgel (Navy) Major Dec. Thayne Lawrence (Lehigh) 9-0
165 – Henry Hague (Navy) Dec. Thayne Lawrence (Lehigh) 10-4
165- Henry Hague (Navy) Dec. Brian Meyer (Lehigh) 3-2
174 – Dean Caravela (Navy) Dec. Connor Herceg (Lehigh) 7-3
174 – Connor Herceg (Lehigh) Dec. Gary Eakin (Navy) 8-3
174 – Jake Logan (Lehigh) Dec. Gary Eakin (Navy) 9-5
184 – Caden Wright (Lehigh) Dec. Zander Manuel (Navy) 7-1
184 – JT Davis (Lehigh) drops Zander Manuel (Marine) 2:45
285 – John Birchmeier (Navy) Dec. Eli Jones (Lehigh) 9-3
285 – Riley Smith (Navy) falls to Eli Jones (Lehigh) 4:46
285 – Riley Smith (Navy) Dec. Victor Lacombe (Lehigh) 4-2

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10.5.20: COVID-19 Dashboard & Reporting updated

The central theses:
• Effective July 1, 2021, Lehigh will lift restrictions on hiring and re-evaluating positions
• Teams looking to fill vacancies should review the job description to ensure that it still meets their needs
• The hiring of employees and the reassessment of the position are initiated by the superior directly in the Page Up Talent Management System
• The temporary freeze on the Spot Bonus and Tradition of Excellence awards will also be lifted

Dear colleague:

As you know, as part of a series of pandemic-related cost-cutting measures at Lehigh in the spring of 2020, the university frozen the recruitment and reassessment of staff positions. During this time, the approval of top management was required to hire or reassess a position. The bonus programs Spot Bonus and Tradition of Excellence have also been temporarily suspended.

We are pleased to announce that we expect to meet our admission targets for Class 2025 and, with growing optimism about the course of the pandemic, will lift our hiring and re-evaluation freezes from July 1, 2021. The Spot Bonus and Tradition of Excellence awards will also be reintroduced. These changes come in addition to the previously announced resumption of employer contributions to old-age provision and benefit increases.

As we are lifting the hiring restrictions, we are asking teams looking to fill vacancies to review the job description for each vacancy to ensure that the position continues to meet the needs of their department. We would also like to remind you that the processes for hiring employees and for reassessing positions are initiated by the manager directly in our Page Up Talent Management System. The Talent Management Team Human Resources is there to advise you in this process.

The Spot Bonus and Tradition of Excellence programs have long been an opportunity to reward employees with exceptional performance. The criteria and the procedure for nominations remain unchanged and can be viewed here.

As we return to fully active campus life, some offices will remain understaffed while others may be flooded with inquiries. We ask everyone to be considerate during the changeover.

With best regards,

Nathan Urban
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Patricia Johnson
Vice President for Finance and Administration

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10.5.20: COVID-19 Dashboard & Reporting updated

The central theses:• Effective July 1, 2021, Lehigh will lift restrictions on hiring and re-evaluating positions• Teams looking to fill vacancies should review the job description to ensure that it still meets their needs• The hiring of employees and the reassessment of the position are initiated by the superior directly in the Page Up Talent […]

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10.5.20: COVID-19 Dashboard & Reporting updated

The central theses:
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• Teams looking to fill vacancies should review the job description to ensure that it still meets their needs
• The hiring of employees and the reassessment of the position are initiated by the superior directly in the Page Up Talent Management System
• The temporary freeze on the Spot Bonus and Tradition of Excellence awards will also be lifted

Dear colleague:

As you know, as part of a series of pandemic-related cost-cutting measures at Lehigh in the spring of 2020, the university frozen the recruitment and reassessment of staff positions. During this time, the approval of top management was required to hire or reassess a position. The bonus programs Spot Bonus and Tradition of Excellence have also been temporarily suspended.

We are pleased to announce that we expect to meet our admission targets for Class 2025 and, with growing optimism about the course of the pandemic, will lift our hiring and re-evaluation freezes from July 1, 2021. The Spot Bonus and Tradition of Excellence awards will also be reintroduced. These changes come in addition to the previously announced resumption of employer contributions to old-age provision and benefit increases.

As we are lifting the hiring restrictions, we are asking teams looking to fill vacancies to review the job description for each vacancy to ensure that the position continues to meet the needs of their department. We would also like to remind you that the processes for hiring employees and for reassessing positions are initiated by the manager directly in our Page Up Talent Management System. The Talent Management Team Human Resources is there to advise you in this process.

The Spot Bonus and Tradition of Excellence programs have long been an opportunity to reward employees with exceptional performance. The criteria and the procedure for nominations remain unchanged and can be viewed here.

As we return to fully active campus life, some offices will remain understaffed while others may be flooded with inquiries. We ask everyone to be considerate during the changeover.

With best regards,

Nathan Urban
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Patricia Johnson
Vice President for Finance and Administration

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