October 11, 2007 |
Abington Friends senior Bryan Cohen has accepted a scholarship offer to play basketball at Bucknell University. The 6-foot-5 guard averaged 14 points and eight rebounds last season. He will become a four-year starter at Abington Friends this season. "I think the Patriot [League] is a great fit for him, academically and athletically," Kangaroos coach Steve Chadwin said of Bucknell's conference. "He can play a number of positions," Chadwin added. "He can play the two, the one - and he's strong.
November 1, 2014
AT 6-6 and 240 pounds, rest assured Malvern Prep senior offensive lineman Nick Zarkoski has the body to play at Bucknell University next season. He also has the brains. The Spring City resident, who committed to the Bison this week, built his first computer from scratch when he was in seventh grade. "I built another one for my mom about 2 years ago," Zarkoski said. "I've just always been in love with technology and computers. " Naturally, the 3.6-GPA student plans to pursue computer science at Bucknell.
March 12, 2016 |
C.B. Hyatt, 88, of Elkins Park, a retired veterinarian, World War II veteran, and community volunteer, died Friday, March 4, of pneumonia at Christ Home in Warminster. Born in Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, he grew up in various cities as his family moved around the country. He attended Garden City High School on Long Island. The school was near Mitchel Air Force Base, where he saw pilots training for combat in World War II. Hoping to become a pilot, "Bud," as he was called, volunteered to join the Army Air Corps at age 16. But the corps wouldn't take him until he turned 17 and had graduated from high school, his family wrote in a remembrance.
January 28, 2000 |
Shawnee's Brian King, an Inquirer all-South Jersey soccer selection, has made an oral commitment to Bucknell University. King said he chose Bucknell over two other Patriot League schools, Lehigh and Lafayette. He made his choice earlier this week. "I really liked Bucknell," said King, who visited all three Patriot schools. "It just seemed like the best fit and the place I felt most comfortable. " Last season, King scored three goals and added 12 assists for the Renegades, who went 19-4 and won the Olympic Conference American Division title.
February 14, 2016 |
La Salle University, undergoing evaluation of its programs as part of a financial squeeze, has added some potentially alluring varsity sports to its lineup: women's golf, and men's and women's water polo. Popular in the mid-Atlantic region, the sports are expected to draw more students to the university. "The enrollment growth opportunity these new teams represent made this decision a clear one," president Colleen Hanycz said. All three sports had been club-level activities.
August 27, 1987 |
Nancy Porter and Liz Haines, both of Merion Golf Club, won their quarterfinal matches in the women's Pennsylvania State Amateur Golf Championship yesterday at the West Shore Country Club near Harrisburg. Porter, current Philadelphia champion, prevailed by 1 up over Janet Schulte of Lebanon, Pa., while Haines, Philadelphia champion two years ago, scored by 4 and 2 over Laura Tyler of Bucknell University. In today's semifinals, Haines will oppose Carol Thompson of Allegheny CC, near Pittsburgh, and Porter will play Judy Oliver, also of Allegheny CC. Thompson, the defending champion, won from Tina Paternostro of Bucknell, 7 and 6. Oliver, a former winner of the championship, defeated Beth Ward of Harrisburg's Colonial Country Club, 8 and 6. Two Philadelphia-area players reached the semifinals of the Senior Championship: Erma Keyes of Coatesville CC and Sue Byerly of Indian Valley CC. Keyes, who faces Byerly today, defeated Shirley Gehrt of Meadville, 5 and 3. Byerly defeated Lillian Smith of Harrisburg, 7 and 6. Former champion Helen Keithline of Susquehanna Valley CC edged Sheila Selby of Huntingdon Valley CC by 1 up on the 20th hole.
September 4, 1999 |
Sallyanne Katherine Sullivan, 37, who taught school, practiced law, and ultimately turned to caring for her family full time, died Wednesday of breast cancer at her home in Malvern. Mrs. Sullivan, a mother of five children ages 3 to 11, had been battling the disease for 2 years. Mrs. Sullivan worked for about 2 years as a corporate attorney for the Center City law firm of Dechert, Price & Rhoads before she left in May 1992 to accompany her engineer husband, Mark, to Ireland.
September 21, 2013
With the arrival of another fall semester, college officials wisely are renewing their annual pitches to steer students clear of risky binge-drinking - and some with a new twist. Binge-drinking leaves thousands of victims in its wake annually from accidental injury and death as well as sexual assault. It also can plant the seeds that lead to long-term problem-drinking. Colleges' anti-binging strategies typically include education and media campaigns, limiting or banning on-campus drinking, hosting alcohol-free events and late-night activities - even opening dining halls later to offer fortifying snacks so fewer students drink on an empty stomach.
January 29, 2013 |
Bucknell University has apologized for reporting inflated average SAT scores of its incoming freshmen to U.S. News & World Report for its annual rankings and to other outlets. The false scores were reported between 2006 and 2012 under former enrollment management leadership, university president John C. Bravman said in a statement Friday to Bucknell's board of trustees that also was sent to 55,000 alumni, faculty, and others. The math and reading scores for 13 to 47 students were omitted for those years, he said.