College of Health Sciences

West Chester University

Dr. Linda Adams, Dean
Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center
West Chester, PA 19383

2004 Hall of Fame Inductees

Martin R. Berndt
Mary Kline
Mary Kline
Lloyd C. Wilkinson
Marian E. Washington

Martin R. Berndt, B.S. '69

  • Lieutenant General, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Assumed command of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Atlantic; U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Europe; U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South; U.S. Marine Corps Bases, Atlantic; U.S. Fleet Marine Forces, Atlantic; and U.S. Fleet Marine Forces Europe on August 15, 2002
  • Commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps upon graduation from West Chester University in 1969 with a degree in Health Education
  • Between 1984 and 1986 he served as a political-military planner with the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, responsible for U.S. Military commitment to NATO
  • He has received many personal decorations including the Defense Superior Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with two stars, the Combat Action Ribbon with a gold star to name a few. In 1995, he successfully led the rescue mission that saved Capt. Scott O'Grady, the U.S. Pilot shot down near the Croatia and Bosnia border. At WCU Martin was a four year member of the track team and played on the football team.

Mary Kline, B.S.N. '62

  • Nurse educator, professor emeritus WCU
  • One of two faculty members responsible for startup of nursing program at WCU
  • Curriculum chairperson and acting chairperson of program leading to the BSN degree at WCU
  • Committed to issues related to women and children with developmental disabilities, the mentally ill and the elderly
  • Past president, AAUP that addressed professional issues on WCU campus
  • Active in Leukemia Society, the American Cancer Society and the United Way
  • Member of board of directors and founding member of Chester County Nurses Association
  • College of Nursing, West Chester University honors her accomplishments with an annual "Mary Kline Day
  • Graduate of Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, 1946
  • Earned MSN degree from the University of Pennsylvania, 1968

LLoyd C. Wilkinson, B.S. '57

  • Associate Professor of Physical Education, West Chester University 1960-1991; Emeritus Professor
  • Creative teacher and leader in the development of curriculum and courses for Elementary Physical Education. Coached gymnastics, football and lacrosse. Student teacher supervisor. Served as Board member, WCU Alumni Association, and the Dr. Charles Swope Scholarship.
  • Coached track at Malvern Prep
  • Author and/or Co-Author of more than 35 texts and scripts for films and television on Physical Education and Exercise
  • Guest lecturer and workshop leader at over 50 colleges, high schools and conferences
  • Taught and supervised student teachers at the University of Delaware and Immaculata College where he received Excellence in Teaching Citations
  • Pennsylvania State Association Award in 1967 and Southeastern District Award 1991
  • Pennsylvania and Delaware Officials Association Lacrosse referee
  • MSNED Villanova University-Miami University
  • United States Army Paratrooper, 508th Airborne Regiment, 82nd Airborne, 1952-1954

Marian E. Washington, B.S. '70

  • Olympic coach, collegiate athletic director, champion athlete
  • Distinguished Alumni award from West Chester University
  • Member, West Chester University Athletic Hall of Fame
  • National Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2004
  • Head coach, University of Kansas basketball team,leading team to 11 NCAA tournaments, two Sweet 16 appearances, seven regular season conference championships and six post-season championships
  • Past president of Black Coaches Association
  • Served as Kansas University's only athletic director for women beginning in 1974
  • Big Eight "Coach of the Year: 1992
  • Assistant coach, 1996 women's Olympic basketball team
  • Member, West Chester University championship basketball team 1969
  • Ebony magazine "Outstanding Black Woman in Sports"
  • Kansas Basketball Coaches Association "Woman Coach of the Year" 1992