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Easton, a Main Street community since       and even more in the planning stages,
2004, is best known as the hometown         Easton has an incredibly active nightlife,
of former world heavyweight boxing          drawing “foodies” from near and far.
champion Larry Holmes and also is host          Easton residents and visitors alike
to prestigious Lafayette College. These     also enjoy the strong arts community
two facts alone are enough to really put    that Easton has become with many
Easton on the map, but our small city       galleries displaying works by nationally
has even more to offer. With its rich       known as well as local artists. A nice
history, proximity to both New York         complement of specialty retail shops
and Philadelphia, and splendid location     neighbor these galleries and occupy
next to the confluence of the Lehigh        the distinctive historical buildings
and Delaware Rivers, it is no surprise      throughout the downtown. Easton’s
that downtown Easton is buzzing with        lovely park-like Centre Square remains
excitement.                                 a hub of activity as friends meet, enjoy
    Easton’s nearly 27,000 residents        live music, and visit the Easton Farmers’    dOWNTOWN eAsTON
understand what the excitement is all       Market, the longest running open-air          WeLCOMes yOU!
about. The downtown is the home of          market in the country. Easton’s newest
two premier family attractions, The         initiative, the Easton Ambassador
                                                                                         Lafayette day
Crayola Factory and National Canal          program is the first of its kind in the
                                                                                         This fun-filled day of free food,
Museum, which welcome over 300,000          Lehigh Valley. Our “clean and safe”          music, and entertainment is
visitors per year. In addition, the         Ambassadors help to keep our streets         all about Lafayette! The event
nationally renowned landmark State          clean and beautiful and our visitors and     was created in ’07 to welcome
Theatre for the Performing Arts attracts    residents feeling welcome and secure.        the Lafayette community to
another 150,000 patrons to its more             The vibrancy and charm of Easton’s       Downtown Easton and showcase
than 100 fantastic shows each year.         authentic downtown is almost palpable.       all that downtown has to offer.
Easton has remained the county seat         Be sure to visit and see for yourself!       Lafayette Day ’09 took place
since its founding in 1752 and was one of       We also encourage you to visit           Sept. 12 in Centre Square.
only three places where the Declaration     www.eastonmainstreet.org regularly
of Independence was read publicly in        for the latest updates on special events,    first Weekends
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     pardner s—c oMMunit y outreach
                                                                                         Members of the Lafayette
                                                                                         men’s basketball team take
                                                                                         time to sign autographs
                                                                                         after a game in Kirby Sports
                                                                                         Center.




     Consistent with the Lafayette College
     Department of Athletics’ mission
     statement, which includes “leadership
     and service to the community,” the
     PARDners program was established as a
     community outreach program.
         Working in conjunction with the
     College’s Community Outreach Center,
     PARDners affords student-athletes,
     coaches, and athletic administrators          reAd ACrOss
     direct access to initiate and assist with
                                                   AMerICA
     various community projects.
         Some of the beneficiaries of these        (RIGHT) Andrew
     efforts include elementary schools,           Brown ’09 reads to
                                                   students at Paxinosa
     retirement homes, hospitals, youth
                                                   Elementary, one of
     centers, and various non-profit agencies.     several players who
         The following projects have               participated in Read
     highlighted the efforts of PARDners in        Across America.
     the past few years:
     n parDners in reading: Lafayette
       student-athletes travel to local
       elementary schools to promote
       reading.
     n Kick or treat: Area youth are given
       an opportunity to participate in a                                                (LEFT) Ted Detmer
       soccer clinic while dressing up for                                               ’08 and elementary
       Halloween.                                                                        students remembered
                                                                                         Dr. Seuss’ birthday on
     n special Olympics: Various teams                                                   March 2 as part of the
                                                                                         National Education
       have helped Special Olympians train
                                                                                         Association’s 10th
       for their respective events.                                                      Annual Read Across
                                                                                         America day.
     n KiC Camps: An element of the
       College’s orientation program allows
       College students to interact in
       constructive “Kids in the Community”
       camps.
     n Dr. seuss’ Birthday: Lafayette
       student-athletes read Dr. Seuss books
       at local elementary schools to promote
       reading and honor Dr. Seuss.

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daniel h. weis s
16TH PRESIDENT OF LAFAYETTE COLLEGE
                      Daniel H. Weiss             A leading authority on the art of medi-               Elliott Prize, which is awarded annually
                      assumed the presi-      eval Europe in the Age of the Crusades,                   by the Medieval Academy of America
                      dency of Lafayette      Weiss was a professor of art history in the               for a first article in the field of Medieval
                      College on July 1,      Krieger School and chaired the art history                Studies judged to be of outstanding qual-
                      2005. Lafayette,        department from 1998 to 2001. He earned                   ity. He was one of the first art histori-
                      which is located in     an M.A. (1982) and Ph.D. (1992) in art his-               ans to receive that award. He received
                      Easton, Pennsylvania,   tory at Johns Hopkins and joined the faculty              three awards for teaching excellence as
                      is a highly selec-      there in 1993. He also holds an M.B.A.                    a member of the Johns Hopkins faculty
                      tive independent,       (1985) from the Yale School of Management                 and was the recipient of the Aaron O.
coeducational institution enrolling 2,300     and was a consultant with Booz, Allen                     Hoff People’s Choice Award at Lafayette
undergraduates. The College offers            & Hamilton, Inc. from 1985 to 1989.                       College in 2006. In 2006 he received
programs of instruction leading to the        He received his B.A. from The George                      the Community Partner Award from
Bachelor of Arts degree in 32 fields of       Washington University in 1979, with a                     the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of
study, including engineering, and the         double major in art history and psychology.               Commerce and in 2007 the Community
Bachelor of Science degree in nine areas          Weiss has written or edited four books                Service Award from the Two Rivers Area
of science and four fields of engineering.    and numerous articles on the art of the                   Chamber of Commerce.
    In the fall of 2007, the trustees and     Middle Ages, with a special focus on                          Weiss is on the International Advisory
faculty of the College unanimously            Romanesque, Gothic, and Crusader art and                  Board of the Walters Art Museum in
approved a new strategic plan for             the interaction of Byzantine culture with                 Baltimore, a trustee of the Samuel H.
Lafayette following a year-long process       the Medieval West. He has also published                  Kress Foundation, a member of the Board
led by Weiss. The Plan for Lafayette calls    widely in other fields, including American                of Trustees of the Lehigh Valley Hospital
for ambitious investment in the academic      higher education and the Second World                     and Health Network, and a member of
core of the institution, including a 20%      War, and has lectured at many colleges,                   the Board of Directors of the Association
increase in the size of the permanent         universities, and museums in the United                   of Independent Colleges and Universities
faculty, an enhanced commitment to stu-       States and abroad. His research has been                  of Pennsylvania. He is married to Sandra
dent access and community diversity, the      supported by grants from the National                     Jarva Weiss, a graduate of The George
development of new programs and facili-       Endowment for the Humanities, Harvard                     Washington University and its law school.
ties in the life sciences and the arts, and   University, Yale University, the Samuel H.                A specialist in health-care law, she is a
a renewed commitment to a strong and          Kress Foundation, and the Centro italiano                 partner in the firm of Tallman, Hudders &
vital partnership with the City of Easton.    di studi sull’Alto medioevo.                              Sorrentino. The Weisses have two young
The plan is currently in the first phases         In 1994 he won the Van Courtlandt                     sons, Teddy and Joel.
of implementation.
    Daniel Weiss came to Lafayette from
The Johns Hopkins University, where             2009-10 board of trustees
he was the James B. Knapp Dean of
the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and           Edward W. Ahart ’69        Jefferson W. Kirby ’84     Sylvia Daniels             William W. Lanigan ’52
                                                Carl G. Anderson Jr. ’67   Nancy J. Kuenstner ’75        Weaver ’75              Thomas F. McGrail ’55
Sciences. His duties as dean included           Mary Stengel               Barbara Levy ’77           Daniel H. Weiss            Thomas J. Neff ’59
oversight of all departments and fac-              Austen ’86              Nancy Brennan                                         E. Wayne Nordberg ’60
                                                Margaret G.                   Lund ’74                eMerITI TrUsTees           Alan D. Pesky ’56
ulty, graduate and undergraduate aca-              Axelrod ’74             Elisabeth H.               S. Robert Beane Jr. ’58    Lawrence J. Ramer ’50
demic programs, scholarly and scientific        Susan B. Carras ’76           MacDonald ’81           Lucy Wilson Benson         Joan W. Rhame
research, budget and financial opera-           Samuel R. Chapin ’79       Bruce Maggin ’65           Robert H. Britton ’44      Arthur J. Rothkopf ’55
                                                Joseph T. Cox ’68          Angel L. Mendez ’82        William C.                 George F. Rubin ’64
tions, strategic planning, development          Jeffrey P. Feather ’65     Donald E. Morel, Jr. ’79      Cassebaum ’53           William P. Rutledge ’63
and alumni affairs, housing and student         James R. Fisher ’77        Michael H. Moskow ’59      Laneta J. Dorflinger ’75   Walter A. Scott ’59
                                                Brent D. Glass ’69         Stephen D. Pryor ’71       David W. Ellis             Riley K. Temple ’71
life, admissions, and enrollment services.      Alan R. Griffith ’64       J.B. Reilly ’83            Gary A. Evans ’57          Boyer L. Veitch ’53
Before being named to that position in          Richard A.                 S. Kent Rockwell ’66       Mitchel Flaum ’40          Mark B. Weisburger ’55
                                                   Grossman ’64            David M. Roth ’70          Neil J. Gagnon             Robert L. Yohe ’58
2002, he was the Dean of the Faculty at         Martha A. Heinze ’86       Alma R.                    Roger B. Hansen ’65
the Krieger School, with responsibility         Pamela Gaary                  Scott-Buczak ’74        Walter E. Hanson ’49
for academic and budgetary oversight of            Holran ’88              Robert E. Sell ’84         Charles E. Hugel ’51
                                                George M. Jenkins ’74      J. Peter Simon ’75         Robert E. Kusch ’48
300 faculty within 30 departments and           Harold N. Kamine ’78                                  John W. Landis ’39
major centers.


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     athle tic adMinistration
                           Bruce e.                      An experienced administrator,               Prior to coming to Lafayette,
                           McCutcheon,
                                                     McCutcheon serves on the NCAA               McCutcheon spent one year as an assistant
                           Director of Athletics
                                                     Division I Football Championship            director of athletics at Temple University.
                                                     Subdivision (FCS) Football Committee,       That followed a five-year tenure as an assis-
                            Bruce McCutcheon         the NCAA Division I Football Issues         tant athletic director at Southern Illinois
                            is in his ninth year     Committee and the Patriot League’s          University in Carbondale, Ill.
                            as director of athlet-   Committee on Athletic Administration.           McCutcheon graduated from William
                            ics at Lafayette. He     He recently completed a four-year term      & Mary in 1976 with a bachelor’s degree
                            was named the 10th       on the NCAA Academics/Eligibility/          in Physical Education. He was a two-
     director of athletics in the history of the     Compliance Cabinet, was chairman of         sport athlete at William & Mary, com-
     College on Sept. 20, 2001.                      the ECAC Division I Robbins Scholar-        peting in football and track. He later
         McCutcheon had spent the previous           Athlete Committee and was Tournament        earned a Master of Arts degree in Sports
     eight years as Lafayette’s associate direc-     Director of the 2000 Patriot League         Administration from The Ohio State
     tor of athletics following two years as the     Basketball Tournament. He holds mem-        University in 1982 and completed his
     assistant director of athletics, where he       berships in the National Association of     Doctor of Philosophy degree in Sport
     was responsible for the general adminis-        Collegiate Directors of Athletics and the   Management in 1988, also from Ohio
     tration of the athletic department.             National Football Foundation and Hall       State.
         Upon assuming the athletic direc-           of Fame.                                        A native of Media, Pa., McCutcheon
     tor reins, McCutcheon quickly began to              Prior to being named director,          and his wife, Pat, reside on College Hill
     change the culture of Lafayette athlet-         McCutcheon spent 16 years at Lafayette      with their three children, Ian, Meghan and
     ics and he garnered the support of the          where he was responsible for the general    Gavin. Ian, a 2009 Lafayette graduate, is a
     College’s central administration and the        administration of the athletic department   first-year law student at Temple University
     Maroon Club on several major initiatives        while also serving as its NCAA compli-      while Meghan is a sophomore at Radford
     in the areas of facilities and personnel.       ance officer.                               University.
         Early in his tenure as director,
     McCutcheon spearheaded the creation of
     an athletic facilities master plan. Recent
     upgrades as a result of that endeavor
     include the $23 million renovation of
     Fisher Stadium, the construction of
     Kamine stadium for baseball, renova-
     tion of Mike Bourger ’44 Field at Oaks
     Stadium for soccer and the softball field
     and Maroon Club Strength Center reno-
     vation projects. Additionally, the track
     and field program has been relocated to
     Metzgar Fields Athletic Complex where
     a new track will open for competition in
     2009. In the summer of 2007, Kamine
     Varsity House at Metzgar Fields, which
     houses 11 teams, received a drastic
     makeover and renovation.
         McCutcheon has also upgraded the
     department by creating full-time posi-
     tions in several sports, including vol-
     leyball and men’s and women’s soccer,
     as well as strength and conditioning,
     athletic training and athletic equipment
     services.




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athle tic adMinistration
                                                    Prior to arriving at Lafayette, Bright    Rehabilitation Counseling from South
                      George L. Bright,
                                                served as the ticket office manager           Carolina State in May 1993. He has
                      Associate Director of
                      Athletics                 at South Carolina State University in         hours towards his doctorate in leadership
                                                Orangeburg, S.C., since 1988. Bright          and administration at East Stroudsburg
                                                planned, developed and managed the            University.
                       George Bright is
                                                ticket office systems, operations and             Bright recently served as president of
                       in his 17th year at
                                                fiscal matters at South Carolina State, and   the Easton Area School Board. A former
                       Lafayette, and his
                                                performed promotional and marketing           Chairman of the Northampton County
                       eighth as associate
                                                duties within the athletic department.        Drug and Alcohol Commission, he has
                       director of athletics.
                                                    In 1990, while continuing his duties      also served on the Board of Directors
He arrived at the College in July of 1993
                                                as ticket office manager, Bright received     for the Easton Area Boys and Girls Club,
and served as an Assistant Director of
                                                a presidential appointment at SCSU as         the Easton Planning Commission and the
Athletics for nine years.
                                                executive director of the S.T.A.T.E. Club,    Colonial Intermediate Unit 20.
    Bright’s primary areas of
                                                the University’s athletic booster club.           Born and raised in Easton, Bright and
responsibility at Lafayette are athletic
                                                Bright’s management resulted in increased     his wife, Sharon, reside on College Hill
administration, facilities management,
                                                giving and additional athletic scholarship    and have two adult children, George II and
event management, business operations,
                                                funds. Bright also played a key role in the   Tara. George II, a recent Naval Academy
ticket operations, strength and
                                                development of the Palmetto Football          grad, is an Ensign in the U.S. Navy, while
conditioning and equipment management
                                                Classic and served on several committees      Tara enters her junior year at East Carolina
supervision. He is also responsible for
                                                while at South Carolina State.                University where she is a dean’s list
the management of all practices and
                                                    A 1985 graduate of Claflin University     student majoring in broadcast journalism.
competitive events. He is the immediate
                                                in Orangeburg, S.C., Bright earned a
supervisor for baseball, volleyball, golf,
                                                bachelor of arts degree in liberal arts,
softball, men’s and women’s swimming,
                                                and earned his master of arts degree in
men’s and women’s tennis.
    Bright has played an integral role in
the planning and construction phases of
Lafayette’s $23 million transformation of
Fisher Stadium. He also assisted in the
construction of Allan P. Kirby Sports
Center, and a number of improvements
at the College’s Metzgar Fields Athletic
Complex. A synthetic turf field for
field hockey and lacrosse has been
built, along with new baseball, softball,
soccer and track facilities for Lafayette’s
student-athletes. Bright coordinates and
supervises Lafayette’s summer camps
and preseason team camps, as well as the
logistics for internal support areas, and
the scheduling of outside events.
    During the summer of 2001, Bright
was one of 24 athletic administrators
selected nationally as the first class for
the NCAA Leadership Institute. Bright
has completed the Sports Management
Institute Executive Program at Notre
Dame and the University of South
Carolina. He is also a former member of
the NCAA Minority Opportunities and
Interests Committee.




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     athle tic adMinistration
                          Kaitlyn McKittrick       League’s Assistant Director for
                          Assistant Director of
                                                   Sports Management and Compliance
                          Athletics
                                                   from May 2006 through July 2007.
                                                   McKittrick worked as the primary
                           Kaitlyn McKittrick      liaison for institutional compliance
                           is in her third         coordinators regarding interpretations
                           year as assistant       of NCAA and Patriot League bylaws and
                           director of athletics   policies. McKittrick also oversaw the
                           for compliance at       administration of the league’s 23 sports
     Lafayette. She also serves as Lafayette’s     and 22 championships while serving as a
     senior woman administrator (SWA). In          contact for five sports.
     this role, McKittrick, formerly Cerco,            A native of Clarks Summit, Pa.,
     assists in the general administration of      McKittrick earned her bachelor’s degree
     the department, oversees all areas of         in History with a minor in Business        earned her master’s degree in Sport
     compliance, and serves on a variety of        Management from Moravian College in        Management from East Stroudsburg
     campus and Patriot League committees.         May 2004. McKittrick was a member of       University while working as a graduate
     In addition, she supervises the field         the varsity lacrosse team for which she    assistant with the school’s intramural
     hockey, men’s and women’s soccer,             served as an assistant coach from 2005     and recreation program.
     cross country and track and field,            to 2007.                                       McKittrick currently resides in
     men’s and women’s lacrosse and fencing            Upon graduation, McKittrick            Emmaus, Pa. with her husband, Matt.
     teams and oversees the sports medicine
     department.
         Before coming to Lafayette,
     McKittrick spent two years working
     at the Patriot League office in Center
     Valley, Pa. She served as the Patriot



     George Bright and Kaity McKittrick
     oversee Lafayette Athletics’ Move-In
     day program in which members of
     Lafayette’s fall sports teams annually
     assist incoming freshmen in their
     move into residence halls.




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athle tic c oMMunications
                     scott d. Morse,              Under Morse’s guidance, the               ing the 2007-08 fiscal year.
                     Director of              Lafayette Sports Network (LSN) was                Morse created and serves as one of the
                     Athletic                 created in 1997 as the primary marketing      advisors to Lafayette’s Sports Marketing
                     Communications
                     and Promotions
                                              and promotional arm for Lafayette’s ath-      Club, an organization that has twice
                     and Executive            letic programs. For the 13th straight year    been honored for its efforts with one of
                     Director of the          it will lead the Patriot League and most      Lafayette’s prestigious, student-chosen
                     Maroon Club              of the nation with a distribution of nearly   Aaron O. Hoff Awards as the Program
                                              10 million viewers regionally, more than      of the Year – the Block pARTy in 2002
                       Scott Morse is in      90 million nationally on most telecasts       and the Youth Empowerment Day in
his 15th year at Lafayette and seventh as     and worldwide via LSN All-Access (video       2008. In addition, Morse was honored at
director of athletic communications and       streaming) on all broadcasts. While the       the 2009 Hoff Awards with Lafayette’s
promotions.                                   primary emphasis lies with promoting          Administrator of the Year Award.
    Morse arrived at Lafayette in July of     the institution and its student-athletes          Morse arrived at Lafayette following
1995 and worked for four years as the         through television production, distri-        four years of service in the department
assistant director of athletics for media     bution and advertising sales, LSN also        of athletics at Wagner College. He was
relations and also held the additional        encompasses Lafayette’s radio broadcasts,     Wagner’s sports information director from
duties of Maroon Club executive director      all of the stadium and arena signage,         1991-92 and was promoted to assistant
for the last six years.                       weekly television shows, video stream-        director of athletics for media relations,
    Morse is responsible for overseeing all   ing, game programs, hospitality areas and     business operations and club sports in
athletically related external communica-      game-day promotional events.                  1993.
tions at Lafayette, including the direct          In the six years Morse served as exec-        Prior to arriving at Wagner,
oversight of the athletic communications      utive director of the Maroon Club, total      Morse served as an assistant in Lehigh
and sports information areas, handling        donations nearly doubled and member-          University’s sports information office for
all marketing and promotional efforts,        ship increased by 35 percent. Gifts grew      one year. At Slippery Rock University, he
the daily operations of the Lafayette         from $438,000 to more than $750,000           was a student assistant to both the director
Sports Network, and all Maroon Club           each of the past three years, including a     of athletics and the sports information and
promotional activities and events.            record total of more than $862,000 dur-       promotions director for two years.
                                                                                                A 1990 graduate of Slippery Rock
                                                                                            with a bachelor of science degree in
                                                                                            Sports Management, Morse has com-
                                                                                            pleted advanced coursework at Wagner
                                                                                            toward a master of business administra-
                                                                                            tion degree in Marketing. He is a member
                                                                                            of the National Association of Athletic
                                                                                            Development Directors (NAADD),
                                                                                            the National Association of Collegiate
                                                                                            Marketing Administrators (NACMA),
                                                                                            CoSIDA and ECAC-SIDA.
                                                                                                Morse has volunteered at several
                                                                                            national sporting events on the media rela-
                                                                                            tions side, working the 2000 U.S. Senior
                                                                                            Open, the 1996 NCAA Men’s Basketball
                                                                                            Final Four, and the 1993 and 1995 NCAA
                                                                                            Men’s Basketball East Regional. He also
                                                                                            served as the director of media opera-
                                                                                            tions for the 1991 Eastern Intercollegiate
                                                                                            Wrestling Association Tournament.
                                                                                                He and his wife, Anne Bennett-Morse
                                                                                            of Easton, reside in Forks Township with
                                                                                            their three children, London, Z.J. and
                                                                                            Addison, and dog, Dixie.



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     athle tic c oMMunications
                          philip J. LaBella,      of its nationally-ranked women’s soccer           LaBella completed his master’s
                          Sports Information      team and six other Olympic sports.            of education degree in Sport and
                          Director (SID)              In May 1998, LaBella graduated            Recreation Administration at Temple
                                                  magna cum laude with a bachelor’s             University in 2008.
                           Philip LaBella         degree in Journalism and Mass                     Professionally, LaBella is a member
                           enters his 12th year   Communication from the Russell J.             of CoSIDA and ECAC-SIDA. He has
                           at Lafayette and       Jandoli School of Journalism and Mass         volunteered at several national sporting
                           his seventh as the     Communication at St. Bonaventure              events on the media relations side,
                           sports information     University. While at St. Bonaventure, he      working at the U.S. Senior Open in
     director at the College. LaBella arrived     spent four years working in the athletic      Bethlehem, Pa., the NCAA Men’s
     on College Hill in October of 1998           communications office. In his final two       Basketball Tournament East Regional
     and began a three-year term as the           years, LaBella worked as the Student          in Syracuse, N.Y. and at the NCAA
     Publications Coordinator and spent           Assistant Sports Information Director, a      Women’s Basketball Tournament Mid-
     two years as the Sports Information          job that placed him in charge of publicity    East Regional in Cincinnati.
     Coordinator.                                 for the women’s basketball team and               He and his wife, Julie, both originally
         LaBella supervises the publicity         allowed him the opportunity to travel         hail from Eldred, Pa. and currently
     of the school’s 23 varsity sports. He        with the squad. LaBella also split time       reside in Stockertown, Pa. They
     works closely with and travels with the      writing for The Bradford Era, a local daily   welcomed a daughter, Maggie, in August
     men’s basketball and football programs.      newspaper and The Bona Venture, the           2007 and a son, Philip, in February
     LaBella’s first year at Lafayette was        campus newspaper.                             2009.
     highlighted by two trips
     to the NCAA Tournament, one by the
     men’s basketball team for the first time
     in 42 years, and the other by the men’s
     soccer team.
         Prior to coming to Lafayette, LaBella
     worked as an intern in the University of
     Cincinnati’s sports information office
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sport s Medicine
                     dr. Jeffrey               and universities, sports medicine               In his 18th year at the College, Matt
                     Goldstein                 clinics, professional sports programs,      Bayly oversees Lafayette Sports Medicine.
                     Director of Health        industrial settings, and other healthcare   Contributing assistance in the provision
                     Services/Team Physician
                                               environments.                               of care for all varsity student-athletes are
                                                   Lafayette’s commitment to sports        senior associate athletic trainer Dawn
                                               medicine and the overall health of its      Schleiden, associate athletic trainer
                                               student-athletes is evidenced by the        Chris Meny and assistant athletic train-
                                               state-of-the-art, cutting-edge athletic     ers Margeritte Abdelkodoos and Tiffany
                                               training facility within the Allan P.       Muir.”
                     dr. Carl B. Weiss         Kirby Sports Center. The 2,500 square           The sports medicine area is jointly
                     Team Surgeon              foot facility incorporates a physician      led by Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein, the
                                               exam room with office space for staff       college’s director of health services/team
                                               athletic trainers, a taping/preparatory     physician, and Dr. Carl B. Weiss Jr.,
                                               area, an advanced primary therapy           Lafayette’s team orthopaedic surgeon.
                                               area, a hydrotherapy center with a          Dr. Weiss is a board-certified orthopaedic
                                               seven-foot deep aquatic rehabilitation      surgeon, fellow of the American College
                                               pool with a variable depth floor, and an    of Sports Medicine, and has his private
                                               orthotic fabrication lab where corrective   practice at Coordinated Health Systems in
The certified athletic trainer (AT) is         orthotics can be custom-designed and        Bethlehem, Pa. Injured student-athletes
a skilled professional specializing            fabricated in-house.                        are evaluated at a bi-weekly injury clinic
in the prevention, treatment, and                  Recently implemented was the            in the Sports Medicine area, where the
rehabilitation of injuries. In cooperation     utilization of an electronic injury         physicians and athletic trainers are joined
with physicians and other allied health        database, which streamlined injury          by Dr. Ray McCarroll, specializing in
care professionals, an AT functions as         status updates not only among the           podiatric care, and Dr. Steven Mazza, a
an integral member of the healthcare           athletic trainers and physicians, but to    physiatrist.
team in secondary schools, colleges,           the coaches as well.




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     sport s Medicine
                          Matt Bayly               from 1990-91 and as an athletic trainer      Society. He also is a member of the
                          Director of              at Columbia High School from 1989-90.        Ancient Order of Hibernians, a Catholic
                          Sports Medicine          He also spent a year in Italy as the head    Irish-American Fraternal Organization
                                                   athletic trainer for the Padova Saints       that sponsors numerous programs
                                                   American Football Team.                      associated with promoting the Irish
                           Matt Bayly begins           Along with his college experience,       heritage.
                           his 19th season as      Bayly has worked numerous camps,                 A native of Albany, N.Y., Bayly
                           part of the Lafayette   including the Adidas Elite Soccer            received his bachelor of science degree in
     sports medicine team.                         Program at Lafayette, football camps at      Athletic Training and Physical Education
         As the Director of Sports Medicine,       Santa Clara and Fairfield and the SVS        from Springfield College in 1989. He
     he is responsible for overseeing the          Hockey Camp at Brown. Bayly received         earned his master’s degree in Sports
     operation of the sports medicine office       his NATA certification in 1990 and           Medicine from Virginia in 1991.
     and handles all clearance concerns for        is working toward his credential for             In 1994, he was honored at
     student-athletes. He also coordinates         the McKenzie Method of Mechanical            Lafayette’s prestigious Aaron O. Hoff
     staff schedules for the coverage of all       Diagnosis and Therapy for the Spine. He      Awards ceremony with an Unsung Hero
     athletic practices and competitions,          is also certified in Advanced First Aid      Award, a student-voted accolade.
     while serving as the primary athletic         and CPR as well as lifeguarding.                 Bayly and his wife Annie reside in
     trainer for football.                             Bayly is a member of several             Forks Township with their daughters
         While with the Leopards, Bayly            organizations, including the International   Brianna and Moira, and son Jack.
     has served as both a lecturer at East         Academy of Sports Vision, the NATA
     Stroudsburg University and clinical           and the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainer’s
     instructor of their sports medicine
     interns. His other teaching experience
     includes acting as a physical education
     symposium instructor at Lafayette
     and serving on the faculty of the
     International Academy of Sports Vision
     Symposium in 1995.
         Before joining Lafayette, Bayly
     served as a graduate assistant athletic
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sport s Medicine
                     dawn Comp               nutritional consultations and educational     the Steam soccer team. She also worked
                     Senior Associate        forums.                                       the Adidas Elite Soccer Program in 1997.
                     Athletic Trainer            Comp has also worked as a clinical            Comp’s first stint as an athletic trainer
                                             instructor since her arrival on College       came in 1993 when she spent two years
                       Dawn Comp begins      Hill, which allows her to work with           as a graduate assistant at Bloomsburg.
                       her 15th year as      athletic training curriculum student          She provided evaluation and treatment
                       part of Lafayette’s   interns from East Stroudsburg on a            of injuries, designed and implemented
                       sports medicine       yearly basis. She also worked as a Sexual     rehabilitation protocols and handled
                       team and second       Assault Coordinator and Educator              insurance claims and record keeping.
year as senior associate athletic trainer.   (SACE) for the College.                       Comp holds NATA certification and is
Comp, formerly Schleiden, had served             Prior to her promotion to associate       a member of the Pennsylvania Athletic
as associate athletic trainer at Lafayette   athletic trainer, Comp spent six seasons      Trainer’s Society, where she was the
from 2001-08. Her primary sport travel       as an assistant. During that time she         treasurer in 1999. She is certified by the
responsibilities include women’s soccer      worked with men’s and women’s                 American Red Cross as a CPR, AED and
and women’s lacrosse.                        basketball and field hockey, along with       First Aid instructor.
    She is the department’s rehabilitation   being responsible for coordinating the            A native of Perkasie, Pa., Comp earned
coordinator, where her central               instruction, scheduling and supervision       her bachelor of arts degree in Psychology
responsibility is coordinating and           of student athletic trainers and student      from Millersville in 1992 before going
communicating the progressions of            interns.                                      on to earn her master’s degree in
all student-athletes’ rehab. Comp                Comp spent the summer of 1999             Exercise Science and Adult Fitness from
also coordinates and oversees weekly         serving as a staff athletic trainer for two   Bloomsburg in 1998.
in-house clinics with team physicians, as    Lehigh Valley semi-professional teams,            Since 2005, Comp has been a member
well as the organization of professional     the Black Diamonds baseball team and          of the Board of Directors of Lauren’s First
                                                                                           and Goal Foundation. She has assisted
                                                                                           in the organization and administration
                                                                                           of the one-day camps, pre-registration
                                                                                           camp application entry and has been
                                                                                           the volunteer coordinator. As a board
                                                                                           member, she votes on the allocation of
                                                                                           money raised for brain tumor research
                                                                                           and other pediatric cancer patient
                                                                                           assistance.
                                                                                               Dawn and her husband, Bret, reside in
                                                                                           Palmer Township.




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     sport s Medicine
                         Chris Meny                       Prior to his experience in the                              Margeritte
                         Associate Athletic Trainer   collegiate ranks, Meny served as an                             Abdelkodoos
                                                      athletic trainer with St. Anthony’s                             Assistant Athletic
                           Chris Meny is              High School in Jersey City, N.J. where                          Trainer
                           in his second              he worked with one of the top boys’                               Margeritte
                           year as Associate          basketball teams in the nation. He also                           Abdelkodoos is in
                           Athletic Trainer           spent time as an athletic coordinator                             her second year as
                           in the Lafayette           for Bound Brook High School in Bound                              assistant athletic
                           sports medicine            Brook, N.J. where he monitored and                                trainer. Her sport
     department. His sport travel                     coordinated athlete rehabilitation.         travel responsibilities include men’s
     responsibilities include football and men’s          From 2003 to 2005 Meny had              basketball and baseball.
     lacrosse.                                        clinical experiences at Lafayette and           A 2006 graduate of Stevens Institute
         Prior to his arrival on College Hill,        Montclair State where he developed          of Technology, Abdelkodoos earned
     Meny spent a year serving as an assistant        athletic injury prevention and treatment    a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical
     athletic trainer and clinical instructor         programs. He went on to serve as an         Engineering before completing her
     at Seton Hall University. At Seton Hall,         intern with the New York Jets where he      master’s degree in Athletic Training.
     Meny was responsible for the care and            learned the protocols and procedures of         Abdelkodoos completed clinical
     rehabilitation of 135 student-athletes.          a professional football team.               experiences with the Seton Hall men’s
     In addition to working directly with                 Meny is a 2006 graduate of Montclair    basketball team and Rutgers University
     student-athletes, as an instructor,              St. University where he received his        football team. At both sites she helped
     Meny provided graduate students with             Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic      to develop and carry out rehabilitation
     instruction in clinical competencies and         Training. He received his masters           programs, as well as providing coverage
     proficiencies.                                   degree in Exercise Science from             of practice and game day preparations.
         Since January 2008 Meny has served           California University of Pennsylvania           While earning her undergraduate
     as an adjunct professor at Montclair State       in 2007. Meny currently lives in            degree, Abdelkodoos was a member
     University where he teaches Anatomy and          Phillipsburg N.J. He is married and has     of Stevens’ volleyball and basketball
     Physiology for healthcare professionals.         two sons.                                   teams, serving as a two-year captain of
     He continues to be a clinical instructor                                                     volleyball where she earned second team
     for several universities.                                                                    Academic All-America honors.



                         Tiffany Muir                     In May 2008, Muir received her
                         Assistant Athletic Trainer   master’s degree in Kinesiology and
                                                      Health Promotions at the University
                         Tiffany Muir is in           of Kentucky. She completed her
                         her second year              undergraduate work at the University
                         at Lafayette. She            of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
                         has sport travel             where she worked with the baseball,
                         responsibilities with        football, women’s soccer and track
                         men’s soccer and             and field teams. Muir also spent the
     women’s basketball.                              spring semester of 2006 assisting the
         Muir came to Lafayette from Centre           head athletic trainer at Peace College in
     College in Danville, Ky., where she spent        Raleigh, N.C.
     two years as a graduate assistant athletic           Muir was certified by the NATABOC
     trainer. She worked with the Colonels’           in 2008 and is a member of NATA and
     cross country, field hockey, swimming            SEATA.
     and diving, track and field and volleyball           A native of Chapel Hill, N.C., Muir
     teams.                                           resides on College Hill.




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acadeMic enhanceMent
Lafayette College Academic enhancement and Academic ser vices program

                                                                 dana filchner
 workshops                                                       Associate Director,          and personal counseling.
 Several academic enhancement                                    Academic Tutoring and            From 1997 to 2000, Filchner
 workshops are offered during each                               Training Information         was employed at Radford University.
                                                                 Center (ATTIC)
 semester for student-athletes.                                                               While at her alma mater, she was an
 Various time-saving skills are                                                               academic coordinator and leadership
 taught and effective study skills are                          As the associate              program coordinator. As an academic
 stressed so that the student-athletes                          director of                   coordinator, she supervised all academic
 can learn to balance their many                                Lafayette’s                   support programs within the athletic
 time commitments and pressures.                                Academic Resource             department and provided study skills
                                         Center, Dana Filchner coordinates                    and test taking strategies for student-
 progress requests                       the Academic Support Program for                     athletes. She became the leadership
 During the sixth week of each           Student Athletes and co-supervises the               program coordinator at Radford in
 semester, progress requests are         Supplemental Instruction Program. This               1999, assisting with the planning
 sent by the academic coordinator to     is Filchner’s third year on College Hill             and development of all phases of the
 all instructors of student-athletes     where she advises student-athletes in the            University’s leadership education
 recommended by their coach. As          areas of academics, career development               program. She also provided training and
 the instructors return reports of       and leadership.                                      support to student leaders and graduate
 student-athletes’ attendance and            She was most recently an academic                assistants.
 academic performance, the reports       coordinator at North Carolina State                      Filchner graduated from Radford
 are copied and forwarded to the         University’s College of Undergraduate                University with a bachelor of science
 respective coach who will then          Affairs from 2000 to 2002. While                     in Graphic Design and Art History in
 share the reports with the student-     at N.C. State, Filchner assisted in                  1995. She earned a master’s degree in
 athlete.                                coordinating a life skills course for                Counseling and Human Development
                                         student-athletes and provided academic               from Radford in 1999.
 laptop computer loan
 program
 Fully-functional high-end laptop
 computers can be checked out from
 the ATTIC, third floor of Scott
 Hall, for use during team travel.

 tutors
 Tutors are provided for all student-
 athletes upon request. Tutors are
 readily available for most 100 and
 200 level courses, and may be
 requested for any course offered
 at Lafayette College. In order
 to request a tutor, the student-
 athlete simply needs to contact the
 academic coordinator. Tutors can
 only help those who attend class
 regularly and who seek assistance
 in time for the assistance to make a
 difference.                             The third floor of Scott Hall serves as the home of the ATTIC.




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     facult y advis or
                           Alan Childs              London that he teaches with Steve           (1987-1991) and Department Chair for
                           is a Professor           Lammers, Religious Studies Professor        Psychology (2002-2004). In addition,
                           in Lafayette’s           Emeritus.                                   he was also the former Executive
                           Department of               Childs has served as a faculty mentor    Director of the Colonial League (1986-
                           Psychology. Childs       with the athletics department since the     1989), which was the original athletic
                           came to College          inception of the program, initiated by      conference that later expanded to
                           Hill in 1980 and         the Faculty Committee in Athletics in       become the Patriot League. He is a
                           immediately began        1990. Since that time, he has worked        three-time recipient of the colleges’
                           to build relationships   primarily with the men’s basketball         Student Government Superior Teaching
     with the community. This year Childs           team, but has interacted with many          award, as well as receiving the Marquis
     has been asked to serve as the founding        Lafayette student-athletes. His primary     Distinguished Teaching Award in 2003.
     director of the College’s new Center for       responsibility is to provide support and    A 1971 graduate of Maryville College
     the Integration of Teaching, Learning,         advice to student-athletes and coaches.     with a degree in Psychology, Childs
     and Scholarship, an office that provides       He assists student-athletes in their        went on to earn his Ph.D. in Social
     extensive support to faculty in the form       approach toward their academic and          Psychology from the University of
     of programs and resources to help them         athletic goals. Childs also meets with      Tennessee in 1975.
     fully develop their teaching careers. He       prospective recruits and their families,        Before coming to Lafayette, Childs
     assumes this office while continuing           helping to answers questions about          served as a graduate teaching assistant
     his teaching and advising within the           the college’s curriculum and culture.       at his college alma mater before
     Psychology Department.                         Childs travels with the team whenever       joining the academic staff at Morehead
         Childs teaches psychology and health       possible, illustrating his dedication and   State University (1975-1980). He has
     care courses along with related seminars.      commitment to the student-athletes at       held licensure as a psychologist in
     He also teaches Social and Ethical Issues      Lafayette College.                          Kentucky and Pennsylvania. He is the
     in Health Care in the US and UK, an               During his time at Lafayette, Childs     former president of the Northeastern
     annual seven-week summer course in             has served as Dean of Academic Services     Association of Advisors for the Health
                                                                                                Professions (2002-2003), and has
                                                                                                served on the board of directors for the
                                                                                                National Association of Advisors for the
                                                                                                Health Professions (2002-2005).
                                                                                                    Childs resides in Easton with his
                                                                                                wife, Diane. His two sons Ben’00 and
                                                                                                Jeff ’04, were part of the baseball and
                                                                                                basketball teams, respectively, during
                                                                                                their time on College Hill.




                                                                                                Andrew Brown ’09 works with the team’s
                                                                                                faculty mentor Alan Childs.




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Maroon club s trength center
Lafayette College unveiled the Maroon Club Strength Center
for varsity student-athletes in the spring of 1990 and greatly                             Brad potts
enhanced the facility in 2002.                                                             Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
    After a 10-year effort with all funding being raised outside
of the College’s operating budget, the 4,000 square-foot facility                           Brad Potts is in his third year as head
more than doubles the space previously used for varsity student-                            strength and conditioning coach at
athlete strength and conditioning workouts.                                                 Lafayette. Potts works with all of
    The facility allows all varsity student-athletes the                                    Lafayette’s 23 Division I athletic
opportunity to build their strength and conditioning on a one-                              teams, and is an integral part of
to-one basis with the strength coach who is on duty at all times                            the success of the Lafayette football
when the facility is open. The student-athlete can arrange an                               program.
appointment with the strength coach for an individualized                Most recently, Potts was employed as the assistant
workout as well as the scheduled sessions for various varsity        strength and conditioning coach at Wofford College in
teams.The one-on-one approach allows for a quick and intense,        Spartanburg, S.C. for one year.
yet controlled and well-supervised workout.                              From March 2005 to August 2006, Potts spent time
    Aside from the strength coach’s office, the facility floor       at the University of North Carolina and University of
space is devoted entirely to workout equipment. Included among       Georgia, working at both institutions as an intern to the
the numerous apparatus are complete free weight work stations,       head strength and conditioning coach.
and 10 state-of-the-art power stations purchased in 2002. The            Potts is a 2005 graduate of Indiana University of
additional equipment has allowed student-athletes to cut their       Pennsylvania (IUP), earning his degree in Exercise
weight room time in half giving them time for academic work or       Physiology. During his time at IUP, Potts earned Division
other activities.                                                    II All-America status at linebacker and was recognized
    This state-of-the-art facility is located behind the north       to the all-conference and All-Northeast Region teams.
football stands at Fisher Stadium, about 30 yards west of Kirby      Potts went on to play for the Johnstown Riverhawks, a
Sports Center.                                                       professional Arena League football team.
                                                                         Potts received his master’s of science degree in Heath
                                                                     Science from IUP in 2006. He is certified through the
                                                                     USAW as a sports performance coach and is a member
                                                                     of the National Strength and Conditioning Coaches
                                                                     Association.
                                                                         Potts and his wife, Tiffany, were married in July
                                                                     2008.




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     kirby sport s center
                                         Dedicated on June 2, 2000, the $35                The new portion of the center,
     lafayette at                        million Allan P. Kirby Sports Center          featuring a distinctive atrium
     kirby sports                        gives Lafayette the finest athletic complex
                                         of any college of its size in the country.
                                                                                       overlooking Fisher Stadium, includes
                                                                                       the Kamine Gymnasium, which includes
     center                              It includes a new, 110,000-square-foot        three 50-by-84-foot courts for basketball
                                         intramural and recreational sports facility   and other sports and an elevated 1/10-
     year           Won   Loss    pct.
                                         attached to the previously existing           mile jogging track. The Buck Courts
     1973-1974      11     3      .786
                                         Kirby Field House. The field house            include six courts for racquet sports,
     1974-1975      12     2      .857   itself received a $2.5 million facelift and   two for squash, and four that can be
     1975-1976      12     1      .923   interior renovations.                         configured for squash or racquetball.
     1976-1977      13     1      .929
     1977-1978      11     3      .785
     1978-1979       8     5      .615
     1979-1980      14     1      .933
     1980-1981       9     4      .692
     1981-1982       9     4      .692
     1982-1983       3     9      .250
     1983-1984       8     4      .667
     1984-1985       8     4      .667
     1985-1986       8     4      .667
     1986-1987       8     3      .727
     1987-1988      13     0     1.000
     1988-1989      10     2      .833
     1989-1990      12     1      .923
     1990-1991       4     7      .364
     1991-1992       6     6      .500
     1992-1993       5     7      .417
     1993-1994       6     5      .545
     1994-1995       1    10      .091
     1995-1996       7     4      .636
     1996-1997       7     5      .583
     1997-1998       9     1      .900
     1998-1999      10     2      .833
     1999-2000      14     1      .933
     2000-2001       7     5      .583
     2001-2002       9     4      .692
     2002-2003       9     5      .643
     2003-2004      11     2      .846
     2004-2005       7     6      .538
     2005-2006       7     6      .538
     2006-2007       5     8      .385
     2007-2008       8     5      .615
     2008-2009       6     8      .429
     Totals         307   148 (.675)
     (36 seasons)




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A 6,600-square-foot fitness center and   teams. It has been enhanced to include    gift to Lafayette, the largest gift ever
weight room includes a full strength-    a new sports medicine area and a          received by a college, university, or
training circuit, spacious free-weight   new equipment room and renovated          other non-profit organization in the
area, and more than 30 cardiovascular    locker rooms and administrative           Lehigh Valley.
machines. There is also a 35-foot        offices. The lobby and Athletic Hall of       The $32.5 million contribution,
climbing wall, an aerobics area, and     Fame exhibitry have been completely       which Lafayette has received in full,
several offices.                         modernized.                               includes $26.25 million for the sports
    Built in 1973, the original field        Major support for the sports center   complex and an additional $6.25 million
house, which contains Ruef Natatorium,   was provided by the F. M. Kirby           in support of other objectives in the
is home to several varsity sports        Foundation, which made a $32.5 million    Lafayette Leadership Campaign.
                                                                                       The total cost of the Allan P. Kirby
                                                                                   Sports Center is $35 million. This
                                                                                   includes $26.5 million in construction
                                                                                   and renovation costs and $8.5 million
                                                                                   in endowment for operation and
                                                                                   maintenance of the facility.
                                                                                       Approximately 75 percent of
                                                                                   Lafayette students participate in varsity,
                                                                                   junior varsity, club, intramural, or other
                                                                                   recreational sports. The intramural
                                                                                   program includes some three dozen
                                                                                   sports. There are 15 club sports.
                                                                                       The Kirby Foundation is the family
                                                                                   foundation of the Fred Morgan Kirby
                                                                                   family, which has been prominent in the
                                                                                   life of Lafayette for nearly a century.
                                                                                   Seven family members are alumni,
                                                                                   four have served as trustees, and three
                                                                                   received honorary doctorates from
                                                                                   Lafayette.




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