College of Health Sciences

West Chester University

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

2005 Hall of Fame Inductees

James P. Argires
Edwin W. Lawrence
George McGinness
Marty Stern

James P. Argires, B.S. '56

  • Physician, neurosurgeon, WCU distinguished alumni
  • Practiced medicine in Lancaster for past 37 years and has been president of neurolosurgical practice invoving as many as 14 physicians and 85 employees
  • Served in U.S. Marine Corps in Korean War at age 19; three major combat engagements
  • After Korea earned B.S. degree in health and physical education at West Chester University
  • Chief neurosurgeon, Lancaster General Hospital, 1976-94
  • Medical degree from University of Alabama Medical School
  • Named Pennsylvania Division Surgeon of the Year from American Trauma Society in 1991
  • Serves on board of trustees, Millersville University and Fulton Financial Corporation, Hellenic College Holy Cross Seminary, Boston, Mass.
  • President Pennsylvania State Neurological Society, President MidAtlantic Neurosurgical Society
  • Clinical Associate Professor Neurosurgery Penn State University Hershey Medical Center 1997-2002
  • Clinical Associate Professor Neurosurgery Penn State University Hershey Medical Center 1997-2002
  • Distinguished Honor Award International Rotary 1990
  • Honored by Millersville University naming of science complex

Edwin W. Lawrence, B.S.'59

  • Teacher, coach professional baseball player
  • Director of intercollegiate athletics and professor for 15 years at Cheyney University
  • Executive Director, Major League Baseball Umpire Development Program, 1988-98
  • Pitcher, Milwaulkee Braves baseball organizaion, 1958-1961
  • Pitcher, Parkway Delaware Baseball Semi-Pro League, 16 years
  • Member Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, Cheyney University Hall of Fame and West Chester University Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Elected to "Outstanding Young Men of America" in 1970
  • Past president, Pennsylvania State University Athletic Conference
  • Past member and board of director, Paoli Memorial Hospital, Upper Main Line YMCA, and Chester County Heart Association
  • Master's degree from Villanova University and doctoral study at Lehigh University
  • U.S. Army active and reserve duty

George McGinness, B.S. '36

  • Teacher, coach, Department Chair, Professor Emeritus, Franklin and Marshall College
  • Member, West Chester University Glenn Killinger Football Hall of Fame
  • Member, Franklin and Marshall College Sports Hall of Fame
  • Member, Franklin and Marshall College Football Hall of Fame as a coach
  • Franklin and Marshall new swimming pool dedicated as "McGinness Pool"
  • Aided in organization and printing of U.S. Naval Manual on gymnastics now used in training Navy pilots
  • Head Clinician, sports program, 7th Army Headquarters, 1976
  • Owned McGinness Aviation Service in Columbia, PA and built airfield
  • Holds commercial pilots license
  • Active in community as borough councilman for 36 years; school board member for 4 years

Marty Stern, B.S. '59

  • Teacher, coach, and athletic director
  • Head track and field coach emeritus, Villanova University
  • Won eight varsity letters at West Chester University in track, wrestling, and cross country
  • Villanova University Hall of Fame
  • Coached 145 All-Americans, 12 NCAA record holders, 7 Olympians, and 4 world record holders
  • Brought five NCAA Team Championships to Villanova
  • U.A. Air Force Special Services; Air-Force 400 meter track champion, 1961
  • Member of Upper Darby High School Wall of Fame, Central Bucks High School Hall of Fame, Delaware County Hall of Fame, and Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame
  • Has launched a website which can be seen here.