College of Health Sciences

West Chester University

Dr. Linda Adams, Dean
Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center
West Chester, PA 19383
610-436-2825
ladams@wcupa.edu


2001 Hall of Fame Inductees

Boccelli
Richard Boccelli
Gottshall
Colonel Kim R. Gottshall
Weldon
The Honorable Curt Weldon
Yoder
Richard B. Yoder


Richard Boccelli, B.S. '49

  • Athlete, musician, television and film actor
  • Played varsity football and baseball, West Chester University
  • Original drummer with Bill Haley's Comets of Rock Around the Clock fame
  • Performed on Ed Sullivan Show and with such stars as Milton Berle and Sammy Kaye
  • Appeared in "Kojac" on TV and in seven motion pictures
  • Teacher, baseball and football coach, Springfield High School
  • Assisted his blind father with his Blind Artists Concerts Organization
  • Began acting career in 1967, performing in many plays in theaters, including on broadway
  • Member, International Hall of Fame as one of original Comets

Colonel Kim R. Gottshall, B.S. '76

  • Colonel USAR, physical therapist, teacher, author
  • Baylor University M.P.T. degree; San Diego State University, MA degrees, University of California, Ph.D. in School of Medicine
  • Served in U.S. military for 24 years
  • Physical therapist, Department of Defense, Spatial Orientation Center
  • Department of Otolaryngology, Naval Medical Center
  • Certification in athletic training
  • Member, American College of Sports Medicine

The Honorable Curt Weldon, B.A. '69

  • Elected to represent the Seventh Congressional District of Pennsylvania for an eighth term in 2000
  • Senior member of the House Armed Services Committee
  • Chairman of the Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee
  • His "Oceans Agenda" legislation passed the Congress in 1995 increasing funding for oceaenographic research projects
  • Co-authored the Family Medical Leave Act
  • Made improving relations with Russia one of his major efforts in the House
  • Former teacher in Delaware County Schools and a volunteer firefighter
  • Honorary Doctorate in Public Service, West Chester University

The Honorable Richard B. Yoder, B.S. '59

  • Full Professor, WCU Department of Kinesiology; 1962-2000
  • Graduate Coordinator, WCU Master of Science -Sport & Athletic Administration Program, 1992-2000
  • Director of WCU Athletics, 1979-1988
  • Chairman, WCU Athletic Advisory Board, 1983-1988
  • Coordinator, WCU Safety Education, 1972-1987, 1989-2000
  • WCU Offensive Coordinator of Football, 1966-1979
  • WCU Assistant Football Coach, 1962-1979
  • WCU Assistant Track & Field Coach, 1962-1967
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association Council, 1984-1988
  • Eastern College Athletic Conference, Past President, 1988-1989
  • Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, 1979-1988
  • United States Marine Corps, 1959-1965
  • Mayor, Borough of West Chester, Pa. 2002-Present