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June 13, 1996 | By Susan Weidener, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Seventh grade students from the Westtown School recently were honored at a talent and awards ceremony at Albright College in Reading. The students were recognized by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth for their verbal or mathematical scores on the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), according to Patty Cunningham , spokeswoman for the school. Among the students receiving the award were Maura Dailey of Coatesville, Janet Danser of Glenmoore, Miriam Gates of Paoli, and David Deitch, Caroline Levy, Spencer McKinstry, David Robinson and Jeremy Saul, all of West Chester.
NEWS
May 5, 1994 | By Bill Doherty, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Upper Darby senior Chris Rickards, a member of The Inquirer's all-Main Line/Delaware County first team in both football and wrestling, has accepted a presidential scholarship to Albright College. Rickards chose Albright over Drexel and East Stroudsburg. He is a member of the National Honor Society, and plans to major in environmental science or biology and play two sports, football and baseball, at the Division III school. "The classroom sizes are small, so I'm sure that I'll receive a great education there," said Rickards, who added that presidential scholarships are awarded to students who show excellence in academics and athletics.
NEWS
June 21, 1996 | By Pheralyn Dove, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Spunk is an apt title for a production that stars Forrest Jones, considering that the word accurately describes the hard-driving energy of the Norristown-based actor. Written by Zora Neale Hurston and adapted for the stage by George C. Wolfe, Spunk is an exhilarating blues folk drama that is both gritty and tender. It is currently being staged by Mother Wit Theater Company at the Meridian Theater at Albright College in Reading. Spunk had a successful run on Broadway, and critics have lauded the work as extravagant in its earthiness and brilliant in its honest portrayals of the lives of its characters, who flourished in the rural South and in America's urban centers during the 1920s.
NEWS
July 18, 2015 | By Cat Coyle, Inquirer Staff Writer
After getting married two months ago, Scott Matsinger and his new bride decided to delay their honeymoon. Matsinger, a 33-year-old Delaware County teacher, wanted to finish the school year first. So, this month, he and his wife spent a week in the U.S. Virgin Islands, then planned to extend their trip with a few days with her family at the Jersey Shore. During a bike ride in Wildwood Crest on Saturday, Matsinger felt ill. He stopped, sat on the curb, passed out, and never woke up, police say. The sudden and still unexplained death of the Havertown man has left his community and three schools reeling.
SPORTS
May 17, 2006 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Friends' Central senior Justin Plummer has agreed to play basketball at Albright College in Reading, the Friends League school announced yesterday. Plummer, a 6-foot-4 small forward who helped lead Friends' Central to a 21-9 record this season, averaging 11 points and 12 rebounds a game. "We are excited," said Albright head coach Rick Ferry. "He has had the coaching and high-level experience to impact our program immediately. "
NEWS
July 18, 2015
A story Friday on the death of Springfield Literacy Center teacher Scott Matsinger incorrectly identified his alma mater, Albright College. A story Friday on the decision of the Philadelphia Housing Authority to ban smoking in its properties contained an incorrect comparison. The PHA is the largest housing authority to ban smoking. Houston is a larger city than Philadelphia but its housing authority is smaller.
NEWS
June 17, 2000 | By Larry Lewis, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Shippensburg University senior from Norristown, who was found shot to death and burned in April, sold marijuana and was killed by a regular buyer, according to court documents filed in the case. An affidavit of probable cause states that Sydney S. Bull, 23, was lured from his studies on the night of April 24 by a call on his pager, then robbed and slain for his supply of illegal drugs and a substantial amount of cash. "They took more than $1,000 and a quantity of drugs from him," District Justice Harold E. Bender said yesterday in a telephone interview.
NEWS
October 18, 1988 | Inquirer photographs by Michael S. Wirtz
When fall arrives, these guys are eager to play football. In an exhibition game, the teams played four 10-minute quarters, and used a two-hand tag method. Their 40-yard "gridiron" was a portion of the parking lot at Shriners Hospital. In the annual Pre-Pretzel Exhibition Game, sponsored by the Shriners' Rajah Temple in Reading, the high-scoring squad from Temple University won, 64-28, against a determined team of players from Albright College and Widener University.
NEWS
June 24, 2014 | By Casey Fabris, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Delina Adams found out she'd been named an Affinity Scholar, she started screaming. Her mother ran down the stairs of their Northeast Philadelphia home. "She thought I was dying," Delina said. A few days after the phone call from her college adviser, Delina held an official letter from Mastery Charter Schools, dated April 2, confirming she was one of its 35 Affinity Scholars. The letter suggested to the family a great cloud had been lifted. "You will receive over $150,000 in financial aid (inclusive of scholarships and grants)
NEWS
July 25, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Robert M. Ruoff, 85, who made a major impact on the area high school sports landscape while serving as executive secretary for District 1 of the PIAA for the last 21 years, died Thursday morning at Bryn Mawr Hospital. "He was a great, great guy," said Steve Mescanti, District 1's baseball chairman. "He was a big advocate for District 1. He always tried to do the fair and correct thing. He gained a lot of respect for that. " According to Rod Stone, District 1's treasurer, Mr. Ruoff, a former principal at Lower Merion and Harriton Highs, died from "complications related to some pulmonary issues.
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August 20, 2015 | By Anndee Hochman, For The Inquirer
He wanted to practice Spanish. She wanted to hone her English. So, using a Skype profile feature that allowed them to text and talk, they got acquainted in two languages. Matt was a senior at Albright College in Reading, a Spanish major with a yen for public service; he'd spent part of junior year tutoring first graders in Nicaragua. Marlene was finishing college in Bolivia and hoped English fluency would boost her chances of landing a job as an environmental engineer. "Neither of us was looking for anything romantic," Marlene recalls.
NEWS
July 25, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Robert M. Ruoff, 85, who made a major impact on the area high school sports landscape while serving as executive secretary for District 1 of the PIAA for the last 21 years, died Thursday morning at Bryn Mawr Hospital. "He was a great, great guy," said Steve Mescanti, District 1's baseball chairman. "He was a big advocate for District 1. He always tried to do the fair and correct thing. He gained a lot of respect for that. " According to Rod Stone, District 1's treasurer, Mr. Ruoff, a former principal at Lower Merion and Harriton Highs, died from "complications related to some pulmonary issues.
NEWS
July 18, 2015
A story Friday on the death of Springfield Literacy Center teacher Scott Matsinger incorrectly identified his alma mater, Albright College. A story Friday on the decision of the Philadelphia Housing Authority to ban smoking in its properties contained an incorrect comparison. The PHA is the largest housing authority to ban smoking. Houston is a larger city than Philadelphia but its housing authority is smaller.
NEWS
July 18, 2015 | By Cat Coyle, Inquirer Staff Writer
After getting married two months ago, Scott Matsinger and his new bride decided to delay their honeymoon. Matsinger, a 33-year-old Delaware County teacher, wanted to finish the school year first. So, this month, he and his wife spent a week in the U.S. Virgin Islands, then planned to extend their trip with a few days with her family at the Jersey Shore. During a bike ride in Wildwood Crest on Saturday, Matsinger felt ill. He stopped, sat on the curb, passed out, and never woke up, police say. The sudden and still unexplained death of the Havertown man has left his community and three schools reeling.
NEWS
February 27, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Enid Lynne Shivers, 73, of Germantown, a college teacher, nonviolence trainer, and prolific writer, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, of a heart ailment at Wyndmoor Hills Health Care & Rehab Center. Known informally as Lynne, Ms. Shivers was an idealist and lifelong Quaker who put her words and pacifist values to work as an instructor in nonviolent passive resistance. While teaching English at Community College of Philadelphia, she led training sessions on nonviolent protest in various countries.
SPORTS
November 14, 2014 | BY JOHN McGONIGAL, Daily News Staff Writer mcgonij@phillynews.com
STATE COLLEGE - Matt Rhule fondly remembers Oct. 29, 1994. In his first season as a walk-on, Rhule said he wasn't a factor when then-No. 1 ranked Penn State thrashed No. 21 Ohio State, 63-14. Sure, he didn't play, but that didn't matter much to Rhule. "I'll never forget that energy there," Rhule said. "It was a special day. " That blowout of the Buckeyes isn't the lone highlight of Rhule's playing days at Penn State from 1994 to '97. In fact, the Temple head coach said some of the happiest times of his life took place within the confines of Beaver Stadium.
NEWS
November 12, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Like anyone else who returns to the place where it all began, Matt Rhule will look for the familiar faces. But unlike other trips to his State College hometown, Rhule's first trip there this weekend as Temple's head coach will be more about business than pleasure. "This is a great opportunity for our football team to play a really good football team," Rhule, a former Penn State linebacker, said of Saturday's game between the Owls and the Nittany Lions. "But I really haven't given it much thought from a different angle other than preparing the team, and I don't really have a special feeling about it. " Temple (5-4)
NEWS
July 26, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bryn Mawr College, the small private women's school on the Main Line, this week joined a growing number of schools around the country that no longer require the SAT or other standardized test scores for admission. The college instead will rely on high school grades, essays, and other factors - a move officials hope will attract a broader applicant pool. "We know there are students all around the country who, when they see 'test scores,' they see it as a barrier to applying," said Peaches Valdes, Bryn Mawr's director of admissions.
NEWS
June 24, 2014 | By Casey Fabris, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Delina Adams found out she'd been named an Affinity Scholar, she started screaming. Her mother ran down the stairs of their Northeast Philadelphia home. "She thought I was dying," Delina said. A few days after the phone call from her college adviser, Delina held an official letter from Mastery Charter Schools, dated April 2, confirming she was one of its 35 Affinity Scholars. The letter suggested to the family a great cloud had been lifted. "You will receive over $150,000 in financial aid (inclusive of scholarships and grants)
NEWS
May 3, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
William J. Flemming, 53, of Chalfont, a former fleet manager for Peco, died Saturday, April 27, at his home. The cause of death was natural causes, according to his death certificate. Mr. Flemming had been a heart patient. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of Francis and Mary McCaffrey Flemming. Mr. Flemming was a 1977 graduate of Interboro High School. He graduated in 1981 from Albright College in Reading with a degree in business management. He started with Peco (then Philadelphia Electric Co.)
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