February 24, 2010 |
The Rev. Philip G. Ryken, senior pastor at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Center City, has been named president of Wheaton College in Illinois, his alma mater and that of evangelist Billy Graham. Ryken, 42, will leave his congregation in June and is to be installed July 1 as Wheaton's eighth president. A nondenominational evangelical Christian college in suburban Chicago, Wheaton - like Tenth Presbyterian - has a reputation for scholarship and theological conservatism. U.S. News & World Report, which ranks American colleges and universities, has dubbed Wheaton "the Harvard of evangelical colleges.
June 14, 2013
Delaware County Christian School has named Andrew Pearson as its football coach. Pearson previously was defensive coordinator at Valley Vista High in Surprise, Ariz., where he coached from 2009-12. He was a three-sport athlete at Wheaton North High (Ill.) and played football, as a defensive end, at Wheaton College. Pearson, who will move with his family from Arizona this summer, will be a Bible teacher at Delco Christian. He replaces Jim Favino, who stepped down after three seasons.
March 26, 2012 |
Virginia Price Childs, 89, a whiz with needle and thread, playful musician, and tireless volunteer for her Quaker community, died Thursday, March 22, of heart failure at Stapeley in Germantown, a retirement community. Known as "Dinnie" (from a childhood mispronunciation of Ginnie), Mrs. Childs was born in Mount Airy and lived most of her life there before moving to Stapeley with her husband, Jack, in 2005. A 1940 graduate of Germantown Friends School and 1944 graduate of Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., she was a lifelong supporter of both institutions, and of the Germantown Monthly Meeting.
July 27, 1988 |
A newlywed couple who vanished in April and abandoned their luxury auto in a downtown Chicago alley are apparently safe and have contacted their parents from a West Coast location, Chicago police said today. A police press conference later today is expected to yield further information about where Wheaton College students Scott Swanson, 23, of Elgin, Ill., and Carolyn MacLean, 22, of Haddonfield, N.J., spent those months while investigators from two states and their worried families feared the worst.
September 8, 1988 |
Runaway Bible college newlywed Carolyn MacLean Swanson faces drunken- driving charges after crashing her red BMW into another car in a Chicago suburb, seriously injuring herself and putting the other driver in the hospital. Tests at the hospital after the crash revealed that Swanson, who suffered a head injury, is pregnant. The crash occurred at 7:31 p.m. Tuesday in Wheaton when Swanson ran into the rear of a Jeep Cherokee. The 16-year-old girl driving the struck auto was in good condition at a nearby hospital.
November 24, 2015 |
Robert A.G. Montgomery Jr., 78, a pioneering Philadelphia educator, died Wednesday, Nov. 11, of complications of Alzheimer's disease at Brookdale Northampton, an assisted-living facility in Richboro. Mr. Montgomery was a chemistry and physics teacher for two decades at Northeast High School, where he began Project SPARC, an after-school program that educated students in aeronautics and related fields. It inspired scores of young Philadelphians to follow careers in science, math, and engineering.
August 2, 2011 |
The Princeton Review is out with its annual college and university rankings, and the region is once again well represented. Unlike other surveys, the results found in a new book, The Best 376 Colleges , were based on voting by students, 122,000 of them. Swarthmore College was rated the top private school for "value" for the third year in a row, as well as the No. 1 college or university for "Great Financial Aid. " Penn State is No. 1 for "Everyone Plays Intramural Sports" (and "Financial Aid Not So Great")
April 6, 1988 |
It has been days of waiting and crying and praying, and Susan MacLean still does not know where her sister is. For four days and nights, MacLean has sat by the phone at her home in Haddonfield, hoping that the next caller would have news about her sister Carolyn, who has been missing since Saturday. That evening, Chicago police found Carolyn MacLean's red 1986 BMW in a downtown alley. The car's engine was running, and the glove compartment had been ransacked. MacLean and her husband of two weeks, Scott Swanson, were gone.
March 9, 2012 |
CHARLES Thomas Bowman was a shy, retiring sort of guy - that is, until he climbed into the pulpit of his church. "He was different when he preached," said his sister, Jeanette Ward. "The spirit was in him. " The Rev. Charles Bowman, onetime Philadelphia public-school teacher, a supervisor in the state Department of Public Assistance for more than 30 years and a leader in the Fire Baptized Holiness Church, died Sunday of complications from kidney disease. He was 80 and lived in Germantown.
December 6, 2011 |
Margaret P. Werber, 94, who enriched the lives of Moorestown schoolchildren by bringing them dance, plays, and concerts, died Nov. 29 of natural causes at Pennswood Village Newtown, a retirement facility in Bucks County where she had lived for 24 years. Mrs. Werber was born in New Rochelle, N.Y., and graduated from Winchester High School, in Winchester, Mass., in 1935. She was a 1939 cum laude graduate of Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. Mrs. Werber taught at the college and high school levels in New England before spending six years as a lecturer at the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, Mass.