September 25, 1997 |
A man who says he was assaulted in 1995 by a drunken Delaware Valley College student filed suit against the college yesterday in Bucks County Court. Accusing the Doylestown agricultural college of "failing to maintain a safe atmosphere" and of furnishing alcohol to an underage drinker, Joseph Fox, a 1990 Delaware Valley College graduate, claims in the suit that he was walking on campus during his fifth-year reunion homecoming celebration when he was attacked. "It was completely unprovoked," said Anthony J. Sciolla, Fox's attorney.
November 27, 1991 |
Dick Bedesem, head football coach at Delaware Valley College for the last five seasons, resigned yesterday. The resignation came after a meeting between Bedesem and Delaware Valley President George F. West. "You know, this year's been pretty tough, with the record being 3-7. I was feeling it pretty good," Bedesem said. "The president and I talked. After we finished, we both agreed, because of the stress and all on me, I would retire. It was kind of a mutual thing. " Bedesam, a former Villanova head coach, had undergone quintuple heart- bypass surgery in February.
May 22, 1988 |
William H. Rorer 3d, a former senior vice president of Rorer Pharmaceuticals, will be inaugurated today as the president of Delaware Valley College. In graduation ceremonies this afternoon, Rorer officially will become the ninth president in the college's 92-year history. Today, however, isn't Rorer's first day on the job. Last May, Rorer, 51, resigned his post as senior vice president of Rorer Group Inc. - a Fortune 500 company - to take command of the Doylestown college.
February 3, 2015 |
Last summer, Posh was just another stray cat, living out his days at Quakertown's "Last Chance Ranch. " Now, the chunky feline with deep green eyes has a home in a Delaware Valley College dorm. Posh playfully crawled last week across an organic chemistry notebook left open on the dorm-room desk. "No one's real favorite, except for, I guess, his," observed Russell Desmond, a West Chester sophomore and aspiring veterinarian who with his roommate, Nate Borger, shares custody of the cat. A couple of doors down, Sarah Boughton clutched Isla, a white rabbit that loves to hop around the room but that never scales the baby gate barring the doorway.
November 27, 1994 |
Delaware Valley College is hosting six visiting educators for a study tour called "Strengthening Agriculture Education in Northwest China," today through Saturday. The educators, from six colleges in China, will study the status of agriculture education. In addition, they will learn how to tailor education to the needs of the community. During the study tour, Delaware Valley College faculty and administrators will present seminars and lectures. The educators' visit will also include a breakfast reception with the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday.
September 12, 1993 |
Delaware Valley College's new half-hour cable television program, Del Val Dialogue, will air at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 2:30 p.m. Thursdays on Suburban Community Television's Channel 8. The guest for the September program is Robert Campbell, chairman of the board for the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce. Campbell and the program's host, college president George F. West, will discuss the partnership between the business community and the college. In October, the featured guest will be Raymond Raab, an international marketing expert.
April 24, 1994 |
Delaware Valley College will host its 46th annual A-Day country fair and open house from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Events include a flower show, hayrides, canoe rides, milking demonstrations, live music, a horse show, and an arts and craft show. There will also be tours of the college's facilities, including its greenhouses, orchards and herb garden. The event is held on the college campus, 700 E. Butler Ave., Doylestown Township. Admission is free; parking is $5. For more information, call the college at 215-345-1500, ext. 2811.
October 4, 1992 |
Delaware Valley College has received a $150,000 bequest from the estate of Margaret P. and Peter Cavanaugh. Peter Cavanaugh was a 1933 graduate of the National Farm School, the college's name when it was established. He died April 21 in Texas. The bequest to the college was divided into a $50,000 unrestricted cash gift and $100,000 to endow a scholarship in the name of the Cavanaughs. The scholarship will be awarded to ornamental horticulture students majoring in floriculture, said a spokesman for the college.
April 8, 1998 |
As the fifth president in 10 years at Delaware Valley College, Thomas C. Leamer wants one thing to be clear when he is inaugurated this afternoon. He doesn't expect the ceremony to soon be repeated. "We've had some turnover," conceded Leamer, president since July of the 1,400-student, private four-year college on the western side of Doylestown Township. "But it's important that people do know and understand that I'm here for the long haul. " On a platform in the college's James Work Gymnasium, Leamer is to be formally installed today before an anticipated crowd of 800 faculty members, students and invited officials.
July 3, 1994 |
Beginning in October, Delaware Valley College will be working with students in eight Philadelphia middle schools and high schools to get them motivated and prepped to enter the college world. Last month, the college was awarded a $190,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to start a Talent Search program. The national program is designed to provide in-depth career and academic counseling services to underprivileged middle and high school students. According to the federal guidelines, three-quarters of the students must be low-income or potential first-generation college students.