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


2002 Hall of Fame Inductees

Donley
Phillip B. Donley
Lorback
Melvin M. Lorback
Tomlinson
Robert M. Tomlinson
Wolf
Geralyn Wolf


Phillip B. Donley, PT, ATC, MS

  • Educator, author, physical therapist, athletic trainer, sports medicine consultant
  • Professor, physical education, health and athletic training, WCU, 1965-1991
  • Private practice, Chester County Sports Medicine, 1981-2002
  • Hall of Fame: National Athletic Trainers Association, 1991, West Virginia School of Physical Education, 1991, Pennsylvania Athletic Training 2002
  • Developed the Athletic Training Service at West Chester University
  • Developed the first NATA approved athletic training curriculum in Pennsylvania
  • Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve, MSC (ret)
  • B.S. degree in physical education and M.S. degree in health and anatomy, West Virginia University

Melvin M. Lorback *

  • Chairman, Physical Education Department, WCU for twelve years
  • Member of undergraduate and graduate faculty, WCU
  • Professor Emeritus, WCU; visiting professor, U.S. Naval Academy, 1991
  • Head soccer coach at WCU for thirty three years
  • Coached WCU soccer team that won 1961 NCAA-Division 1 National Championship
  • Selected coach of 1986 East Senior All-Star team in the senior soccer bowl
  • Holds highest national coaches licenses in soccer
  • Past president, National Soccer Coaches Association of America
  • Conducted numerous soccer clinics, West Chester Soccer Academy and at United States Federation Coaching Schools
  • U.S. Navy veteran and retired Lt. Colonel, United States Air Force
  • B.S. degree, State University of New York; M.S. degree Pennsylvania State University where he compiled all requirements for doctorate except dissertation
  • Published over fifty articles, monographs and manuals

Robert M. Tomlinson, B.S. '70

  • Elected Pennsylvania State Senator in 1994
  • Served in Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1991-1994
  • Chairman, Pennsylvania Senate Military and Veterans Affairs Committee
  • Vice-chairman, Senate Appropriations Committee
  • Captain, West Chester University football team that won State Championships in 1967 and 1969
  • Played football in Tangerine Bowl in 1966 and 1967
  • Member, West Chester University Football Hall of Fame
  • Member, Bensalem Township School Board for twelve years
  • Serves on Board of Directors, Lower Bucks Hospital
  • Member, Bensalem Rotary Club and Bucks County Economic Task Force
  • Funeral Director and owner of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Belsalem, PA

Geralyn Wolf, B.S. '68

  • Episcopal Bishop of Rhode Island
  • Distinguished Alumni Award from West Chester University
  • Played field hockey & tennis at WCU and on regional, national & international level Member, U.S. field hockey team that represented the USA in Argentina
  • Taught at the George School in Bucks County
  • Master of Arts degree in education, Trenton State College, 1971
  • Master of Divinity, Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, MA 1977
  • Received honorary doctorate degree from Roger Williams University, 1999
  • An Associate of the Society of St. Margaret Vicar, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, PA 1981-1987
  • Elected first female dean of a cathedral in an Anglican Communion, Louisville, KY, 1987
  • Author of several published anthems
  • Has woodworking displays in galleries in New York, Newport and Louisville


*Deceased