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A Decade Later: Genna Pepe

Story links Ten years after women’s football won the program’s first and only Patriot League championship, Lehighsports.com meets members of the team to find out what they’re up to, and looks back at the 2010 season and careers with the Brown and Whites . Creator: Justin Lafleur, Lehigh Sports Communications Genna Pepe’s position as deputy […]

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Ten years after women’s football won the program’s first and only Patriot League championship, Lehighsports.com meets members of the team to find out what they’re up to, and looks back at the 2010 season and careers with the Brown and Whites .

Creator: Justin Lafleur, Lehigh Sports Communications

Genna Pepe’s position as deputy headmistress often reminds her of her time as a student athlete.

“We do a lot of video observations of the class, take a step back and watch the class together,” she said. “I always tell my teachers that we did exactly what we did in college before a game or after a game, taking ourselves out of class (or out of the situation) and analyzing it in order to do it for the next one Time to reflect and grow. “

It reminds Pepe to sit in head coach Eric Lambinus’ office to watch a single movie or watch a movie as a team.

“The urge to communicate with others was also something I took away from attending Lehigh Athletics’ Leadership Academy (now Flight 45) – to really improve your public speaking and presence in front of others,” said Pepe. “My job also involves continuing professional development for other teachers in some of our 50 schools, usually in terms of curriculum and quality of teaching.”

The Success Academy’s charter schools together form the largest network of charter schools in New York City.

As the deputy headmistress, Pepe looks after kindergarten, first and second graders.

“We have 50 schools and look after 20,000 children,” she said. “I certainly miss teaching, but a senior management position is more about adult management and helping adults meet the expectations that the board or the common core has of us … and figure out how to adapt this to virtual learning ( due to COVID-19). Pandemic).

“It’s definitely been a very interesting year,” continued Pepe. “We have to find out the best way to teach 500 children in a school virtually.”

The Charter Schools of the Success Academy are currently in the midst of virtual full-time learning.

“A couple of different things come under my roof, the first is distance learning and the quality of teaching and learning,” said Pepe. ?I will spend part of my day taking part in the virtual classes my teachers run. I will either model a specific lesson for a teacher to set the stage for what the teaching quality should be, or I will “I do teacher observations often.”

Pepe has also played a significant role in family partnership and advocacy, a crucial aspect of effective virtual learning.

“We’re working to have strong family partnerships, and I think that’s one of the reasons our school network has great virtual learning right now,” she said.

“We have over 95 percent attendance, while the city has a much lower percentage. I think most of it has to do with our having strong family partnerships that keep tracking families when they miss virtual instructions and figuring out how we can work.” . ” together to ensure that their children are in class. “

Very often young people miss the virtual school for logistical reasons.

“At the moment, parents often leave their children at home with their grandparents or babysitters when they go to work and their children have to use the technology,” Pepe said. “Four-, five-, and six-year-olds who are 9 to 4 years old navigating a Chromebook have high expectations of them, so we find solutions and work with city organizations to provide support.”

This support can be of many different shapes, sizes, and shapes.

“We’re a two-mission school, so we’re also focusing on bridging the performance gap and making sure parents in New York City have school choices,” Pepe said.

Before becoming assistant principal, Pepe was what she wanted to be a teacher for as long as she can remember.

“When we were growing up, my sister and I set up an entire classroom and we played school all the time,” she said.

After completing her bachelor’s degree in 2012, Pepe stayed in Lehigh to pursue her master’s degree in elementary education and teaching (while also serving as a graduate assistant soccer coach).

“The College of Education at Lehigh has been very supportive of me and provided me with information on the routes I could take, even as a student, to start my journey,” she said. “I was able to apply for my junior year and start some of my education classes in the senior year, which allowed me to get all of my credits in my five years total at Lehigh.”

After completing her Masters, Pepe stayed in the Lehigh Valley in the Saucon Valley School District teaching students and then returned to New York (she grew up on Staten Island).
Genna Pepe

“I started working in the classroom with preschool and some of the younger, early elementary grades,” Pepe said. “I switched to a school management three years ago.”

Whether a teacher or an administrator, Pepe’s passion for education remains the same.

“It’s so joyful and magical to work with the kids,” she said. “Much of my job is to make sure that the entire school is set up to provide the best possible education and teaching.”

Pepe also enjoys curriculum development.

“I think about the quality of a lesson or the standards that the state sets for a particular unit, how I can adapt it to the different learning needs in a classroom,” she said. ?And now to differentiate it for distance learning. One morning my second graders figured out how to convert yards and feet into virtual measures without having materials in front of them.

“We have to get really creative to figure out how we can still teach the same lessons, but through a computer and without a lot of materials.”

The pandemic has greatly increased the need for openness (especially in education), which Pepe learned from her time at Lehigh.

“I felt like I left Lehigh open-minded,” she said. ?Going to a school out of state and meeting so many people from so many different backgrounds was one of the most enlightening experiences. I was able to interact and work so closely with the professors, trainers and staff. The Diversity of People I met in Lehigh and helped me understand what life is like outside of New York. “

Lehigh helped broaden Pepe’s perspective.

“I often look back on my time and see so many changes in myself, just like as a person from the time I arrived in Lehigh to the time I left,” she said.

In between there was a momentous moment. Pepe was an integral part of the Mountain Hawks’ 2010 Patriot League Championship, the first in program history. Pepe scored seven career-high points this season, including an assist for the only goal of the game in the Army title game.

“One of the biggest factors in our success has really been relationships,” she said. ?Not only were we very close as friends, but we also really understood each other as players. We understood how the other 10 people on the field or the other 20 girls on the team were playing and were able to anticipate the place on the game “field.”

The 2010 team consisted of a number of seasoned juniors, seniors and fifth year players.

“We had a lot of time together to see each other as players and build that relationship on the pitch,” said Pepe. “When 2010 came along, we’d been playing together for so long and were able to take it to the next level.”

The 2010 season brought an interesting dynamic – a group of seasoned student-athletes paired with Lambinus’ first season at Lehigh (he came with more than a decade of experience as head coach at Moravian College).

“I’m definitely not surprised that Genna is so successful as an educator,” said Lambinus. ?She made one of the smoothest transitions from undergraduate athlete to our graduate assistant coach in her senior year. Genna has a great ability to read people and develop strong bonds, even though it sometimes takes time to gain their trust.

“I laugh at her development because she literally didn’t speak to me for two months when I was first appointed to coach the program and in just two years the program has made her a great captain and assistant coach.” , he continued . “You can’t do it without development and trust. To this day, I can honestly say that Genna is one of the best soccer players I’ve coached and, above all, someone who has made everyone around her better and better, including me.”

Today, with Pepe’s background as a teacher, she appreciates Lambinus’ leadership role in this unique situation even more.

“It can be intimidating to join a team as a new coach, a team with a permanent tenure and a team that is really hungry for something (a championship),” she said. “I think the coach struck such a good balance by taking the time to get to know the players and see us as people on and off the pitch. He didn’t get in and just got his way. He appreciated what our senior members had. ” to say and worked with them and with us to set a common vision. “
Genna Pepe

This approach helped the entire team integrate into the direction of the team and how it would get from point a to point b.

“We were so in love with Coach because he was so in love with us,” said Pepe. “He didn’t shy away from making tough decisions.”

The energy around the team was evident and tangible.

“We had a great lead, from the coaches to the upper class men who kept reminding us what we are capable of,” said Pepe. “There was a constant positive attitude and motivation. What I remember most from this season is the constant belief and dynamism that we have continued throughout the Patriot League tournament.”

You could believe in each other because accountability was at the heart of the program.

?Whether training in the weight room, film reviews or summer training, we held each other accountable with a different energy and dynamic,? said Pepe.

Pepe felt supported in every part of her Lehigh student-athlete experience which ultimately helped her learn and grow as a person and lay the foundation for a lifelong leadership role.

“At a university with some big class sizes, you don’t always get that individual boost from professors or coaches, but at Lehigh there was so much opportunity to focus specifically on leadership development,” said Pepe. “The trainer believed in me as a leader before I even believed in myself and he really got me to move out of my comfort zone in communication and the way I talked to the team and led the team, to leave.”

Pepe admitted these moments were often uncomfortable, but she wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.

“It’s been some of the best years of personal development,” she said.

“I’m so grateful for everything at Lehigh and also grateful for the soccer and athletics programs because it helped me develop into the person and educator I am today.”

Better me, better us

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Story links Ten years after women’s football won the program’s first and only Patriot League championship, Lehighsports.com meets members of the team to find out what they’re up to, and looks back at the 2010 season and careers with the Brown and Whites . Creator: Justin Lafleur, Lehigh Sports Communications Genna Pepe’s position as deputy […]

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Ten years after women’s football won the program’s first and only Patriot League championship, Lehighsports.com meets members of the team to find out what they’re up to, and looks back at the 2010 season and careers with the Brown and Whites .

Creator: Justin Lafleur, Lehigh Sports Communications

Genna Pepe’s position as deputy headmistress often reminds her of her time as a student athlete.

“We do a lot of video observations of the class, take a step back and watch the class together,” she said. “I always tell my teachers that we did exactly what we did in college before a game or after a game, taking ourselves out of class (or out of the situation) and analyzing it in order to do it for the next one Time to reflect and grow. “

It reminds Pepe to sit in head coach Eric Lambinus’ office to watch a single movie or watch a movie as a team.

“The urge to communicate with others was also something I took away from attending Lehigh Athletics’ Leadership Academy (now Flight 45) – to really improve your public speaking and presence in front of others,” said Pepe. “My job also involves continuing professional development for other teachers in some of our 50 schools, usually in terms of curriculum and quality of teaching.”

The Success Academy’s charter schools together form the largest network of charter schools in New York City.

As the deputy headmistress, Pepe looks after kindergarten, first and second graders.

“We have 50 schools and look after 20,000 children,” she said. “I certainly miss teaching, but a senior management position is more about adult management and helping adults meet the expectations that the board or the common core has of us … and figure out how to adapt this to virtual learning ( due to COVID-19). Pandemic).

“It’s definitely been a very interesting year,” continued Pepe. “We have to find out the best way to teach 500 children in a school virtually.”

The Charter Schools of the Success Academy are currently in the midst of virtual full-time learning.

“A couple of different things come under my roof, the first is distance learning and the quality of teaching and learning,” said Pepe. ?I will spend part of my day taking part in the virtual classes my teachers run. I will either model a specific lesson for a teacher to set the stage for what the teaching quality should be, or I will “I do teacher observations often.”

Pepe has also played a significant role in family partnership and advocacy, a crucial aspect of effective virtual learning.

“We’re working to have strong family partnerships, and I think that’s one of the reasons our school network has great virtual learning right now,” she said.

“We have over 95 percent attendance, while the city has a much lower percentage. I think most of it has to do with our having strong family partnerships that keep tracking families when they miss virtual instructions and figuring out how we can work.” . ” together to ensure that their children are in class. “

Very often young people miss the virtual school for logistical reasons.

“At the moment, parents often leave their children at home with their grandparents or babysitters when they go to work and their children have to use the technology,” Pepe said. “Four-, five-, and six-year-olds who are 9 to 4 years old navigating a Chromebook have high expectations of them, so we find solutions and work with city organizations to provide support.”

This support can be of many different shapes, sizes, and shapes.

“We’re a two-mission school, so we’re also focusing on bridging the performance gap and making sure parents in New York City have school choices,” Pepe said.

Before becoming assistant principal, Pepe was what she wanted to be a teacher for as long as she can remember.

“When we were growing up, my sister and I set up an entire classroom and we played school all the time,” she said.

After completing her bachelor’s degree in 2012, Pepe stayed in Lehigh to pursue her master’s degree in elementary education and teaching (while also serving as a graduate assistant soccer coach).

“The College of Education at Lehigh has been very supportive of me and provided me with information on the routes I could take, even as a student, to start my journey,” she said. “I was able to apply for my junior year and start some of my education classes in the senior year, which allowed me to get all of my credits in my five years total at Lehigh.”

After completing her Masters, Pepe stayed in the Lehigh Valley in the Saucon Valley School District teaching students and then returned to New York (she grew up on Staten Island).
Genna Pepe

“I started working in the classroom with preschool and some of the younger, early elementary grades,” Pepe said. “I switched to a school management three years ago.”

Whether a teacher or an administrator, Pepe’s passion for education remains the same.

“It’s so joyful and magical to work with the kids,” she said. “Much of my job is to make sure that the entire school is set up to provide the best possible education and teaching.”

Pepe also enjoys curriculum development.

“I think about the quality of a lesson or the standards that the state sets for a particular unit, how I can adapt it to the different learning needs in a classroom,” she said. ?And now to differentiate it for distance learning. One morning my second graders figured out how to convert yards and feet into virtual measures without having materials in front of them.

“We have to get really creative to figure out how we can still teach the same lessons, but through a computer and without a lot of materials.”

The pandemic has greatly increased the need for openness (especially in education), which Pepe learned from her time at Lehigh.

“I felt like I left Lehigh open-minded,” she said. ?Going to a school out of state and meeting so many people from so many different backgrounds was one of the most enlightening experiences. I was able to interact and work so closely with the professors, trainers and staff. The Diversity of People I met in Lehigh and helped me understand what life is like outside of New York. “

Lehigh helped broaden Pepe’s perspective.

“I often look back on my time and see so many changes in myself, just like as a person from the time I arrived in Lehigh to the time I left,” she said.

In between there was a momentous moment. Pepe was an integral part of the Mountain Hawks’ 2010 Patriot League Championship, the first in program history. Pepe scored seven career-high points this season, including an assist for the only goal of the game in the Army title game.

“One of the biggest factors in our success has really been relationships,” she said. ?Not only were we very close as friends, but we also really understood each other as players. We understood how the other 10 people on the field or the other 20 girls on the team were playing and were able to anticipate the place on the game “field.”

The 2010 team consisted of a number of seasoned juniors, seniors and fifth year players.

“We had a lot of time together to see each other as players and build that relationship on the pitch,” said Pepe. “When 2010 came along, we’d been playing together for so long and were able to take it to the next level.”

The 2010 season brought an interesting dynamic – a group of seasoned student-athletes paired with Lambinus’ first season at Lehigh (he came with more than a decade of experience as head coach at Moravian College).

“I’m definitely not surprised that Genna is so successful as an educator,” said Lambinus. ?She made one of the smoothest transitions from undergraduate athlete to our graduate assistant coach in her senior year. Genna has a great ability to read people and develop strong bonds, even though it sometimes takes time to gain their trust.

“I laugh at her development because she literally didn’t speak to me for two months when I was first appointed to coach the program and in just two years the program has made her a great captain and assistant coach.” , he continued . “You can’t do it without development and trust. To this day, I can honestly say that Genna is one of the best soccer players I’ve coached and, above all, someone who has made everyone around her better and better, including me.”

Today, with Pepe’s background as a teacher, she appreciates Lambinus’ leadership role in this unique situation even more.

“It can be intimidating to join a team as a new coach, a team with a permanent tenure and a team that is really hungry for something (a championship),” she said. “I think the coach struck such a good balance by taking the time to get to know the players and see us as people on and off the pitch. He didn’t get in and just got his way. He appreciated what our senior members had. ” to say and worked with them and with us to set a common vision. “
Genna Pepe

This approach helped the entire team integrate into the direction of the team and how it would get from point a to point b.

“We were so in love with Coach because he was so in love with us,” said Pepe. “He didn’t shy away from making tough decisions.”

The energy around the team was evident and tangible.

“We had a great lead, from the coaches to the upper class men who kept reminding us what we are capable of,” said Pepe. “There was a constant positive attitude and motivation. What I remember most from this season is the constant belief and dynamism that we have continued throughout the Patriot League tournament.”

You could believe in each other because accountability was at the heart of the program.

?Whether training in the weight room, film reviews or summer training, we held each other accountable with a different energy and dynamic,? said Pepe.

Pepe felt supported in every part of her Lehigh student-athlete experience which ultimately helped her learn and grow as a person and lay the foundation for a lifelong leadership role.

“At a university with some big class sizes, you don’t always get that individual boost from professors or coaches, but at Lehigh there was so much opportunity to focus specifically on leadership development,” said Pepe. “The trainer believed in me as a leader before I even believed in myself and he really got me to move out of my comfort zone in communication and the way I talked to the team and led the team, to leave.”

Pepe admitted these moments were often uncomfortable, but she wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.

“It’s been some of the best years of personal development,” she said.

“I’m so grateful for everything at Lehigh and also grateful for the soccer and athletics programs because it helped me develop into the person and educator I am today.”

Better me, better us

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Garcia to transfer to Lehigh | Local

Southern Columbia Area graduate Gaige Garcia announced on social media Tuesday that he will be transferring from Michigan University to Lehigh University to pursue his academic and athletic career. Garcia entered the transfer portal in May after spending his freshman in Michigan, for which he signed up with a football and wrestling scholarship. The 2020 […]

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Southern Columbia Area graduate Gaige Garcia announced on social media Tuesday that he will be transferring from Michigan University to Lehigh University to pursue his academic and athletic career.

Garcia entered the transfer portal in May after spending his freshman in Michigan, for which he signed up with a football and wrestling scholarship. The 2020 SCA graduate intends to practice both sports at Lehigh University.

Garcia, who was The News-Item’s Male Athlete of the Year for four consecutive years, wrapped up his high school career as the state’s all-time leader on career-fast touchdowns (138) and total touchdowns (159) while playing 8,232 yards Outwitted 686 (12.0 avg.) During his four-year football career with Southern.

In wrestling, Garcia set a career record of 163-6 and won two state titles in the £ 195 division as a junior and senior. During those two seasons he was 96-0.

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Southern Columbia Area graduate Gaige Garcia announced on social media Tuesday that he will be transferring from Michigan University to Lehigh University to pursue his academic and athletic career. Garcia entered the transfer portal in May after spending his freshman in Michigan, for which he signed up with a football and wrestling scholarship. The 2020 […]

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Southern Columbia Area graduate Gaige Garcia announced on social media Tuesday that he will be transferring from Michigan University to Lehigh University to pursue his academic and athletic career.

Garcia entered the transfer portal in May after spending his freshman in Michigan, for which he signed up with a football and wrestling scholarship. The 2020 SCA graduate intends to practice both sports at Lehigh University.

Garcia, who was The News-Item’s Male Athlete of the Year for four consecutive years, wrapped up his high school career as the state’s all-time leader on career-fast touchdowns (138) and total touchdowns (159) while playing 8,232 yards Outwitted 686 (12.0 avg.) During his four-year football career with Southern.

In wrestling, Garcia set a career record of 163-6 and won two state titles in the £ 195 division as a junior and senior. During those two seasons he was 96-0.

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The Lehigh-Bucknell Wrestling Match on Sunday was canceled

Story links BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania – Lehigh’s wrestling match against Drexel, scheduled for Sunday, January 24 at the Leeman-Turner Arena in Grace Hall, has been canceled. The cancellation is due to Drexel’s return to campus and rehabilitation policy, which does not allow Drexel enough training time to compete on Sunday. The Mountain Hawks will be back […]

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BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania – Lehigh’s wrestling match against Drexel, scheduled for Sunday, January 24 at the Leeman-Turner Arena in Grace Hall, has been canceled. The cancellation is due to Drexel’s return to campus and rehabilitation policy, which does not allow Drexel enough training time to compete on Sunday.

The Mountain Hawks will be back in action when they greet Binghamton at Leeman-Turner Arena in Grace Hall on Saturday January 30th at 4pm. The double will be broadcast locally on the Service Electric Network and streamed on Lehighsports.com/watch.

Like Lehigh Wrestling on Facebook and keep following Twitter and Instagram for exclusive updates throughout the season.

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Story links BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania – Lehigh’s wrestling match against Drexel, scheduled for Sunday, January 24 at the Leeman-Turner Arena in Grace Hall, has been canceled. The cancellation is due to Drexel’s return to campus and rehabilitation policy, which does not allow Drexel enough training time to compete on Sunday. The Mountain Hawks will be back […]

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BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania – Lehigh’s wrestling match against Drexel, scheduled for Sunday, January 24 at the Leeman-Turner Arena in Grace Hall, has been canceled. The cancellation is due to Drexel’s return to campus and rehabilitation policy, which does not allow Drexel enough training time to compete on Sunday.

The Mountain Hawks will be back in action when they greet Binghamton at Leeman-Turner Arena in Grace Hall on Saturday January 30th at 4pm. The double will be broadcast locally on the Service Electric Network and streamed on Lehighsports.com/watch.

Like Lehigh Wrestling on Facebook and keep following Twitter and Instagram for exclusive updates throughout the season.

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$156 million in cocaine and weed seized at sea

The morning?s good narrative. Air and Marine Operations (AMO) National Air Security Operations Center of the border patrol, P-3 Long Range Tracker and Airborne Early Warning crews partnered with Joint Interagency Task Force-South and federal authorities to stop transnational smuggling of almost six tons of narcotics between April 16 and April 24 in the Eastern […]

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The morning?s good narrative.

Air and Marine Operations (AMO) National Air Security Operations Center of the border patrol, P-3 Long Range Tracker and Airborne Early Warning crews partnered with Joint Interagency Task Force-South and federal authorities to stop transnational smuggling of almost six tons of narcotics between April 16 and April 24 in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, denying narcotics traffickers an estimated $156 million in illicit proceeds.

Over an eight-day period, AMO P-3 aircrews conducted detection and sustained tracking operations that led law enforcement partners to detain 15 individuals and seize a total of 7,805 pounds of cocaine and 3,588 pounds of marijuana in the Pacific Source and Transit Zone for illicit drugs.

National Air Security Operations Center P-3 capabilities continue to prove essential to United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Counter Narcotics Operations, coordinated by Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-S), contributing to an increased law enforcement presence in narcotics transit zones. This partnership bolsters the effectiveness of U.S. and international law enforcement by sharing information and intelligence to increase interdictions. Key SOUTHCOM partners have been involved in over 60 percent of drug disruptions since April 2020.

AMO has two P-3 National Air Security Operations Centers located in Jacksonville, FL and Corpus Christi, TX. These P-3 aircraft operate throughout North, Central and South America in defense of the borders of the United States and to prevent attempts to smuggle persons or contraband.

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The morning?s good narrative. Air and Marine Operations (AMO) National Air Security Operations Center of the border patrol, P-3 Long Range Tracker and Airborne Early Warning crews partnered with Joint Interagency Task Force-South and federal authorities to stop transnational smuggling of almost six tons of narcotics between April 16 and April 24 in the Eastern […]

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The morning?s good narrative.

Air and Marine Operations (AMO) National Air Security Operations Center of the border patrol, P-3 Long Range Tracker and Airborne Early Warning crews partnered with Joint Interagency Task Force-South and federal authorities to stop transnational smuggling of almost six tons of narcotics between April 16 and April 24 in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, denying narcotics traffickers an estimated $156 million in illicit proceeds.

Over an eight-day period, AMO P-3 aircrews conducted detection and sustained tracking operations that led law enforcement partners to detain 15 individuals and seize a total of 7,805 pounds of cocaine and 3,588 pounds of marijuana in the Pacific Source and Transit Zone for illicit drugs.

National Air Security Operations Center P-3 capabilities continue to prove essential to United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Counter Narcotics Operations, coordinated by Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-S), contributing to an increased law enforcement presence in narcotics transit zones. This partnership bolsters the effectiveness of U.S. and international law enforcement by sharing information and intelligence to increase interdictions. Key SOUTHCOM partners have been involved in over 60 percent of drug disruptions since April 2020.

AMO has two P-3 National Air Security Operations Centers located in Jacksonville, FL and Corpus Christi, TX. These P-3 aircraft operate throughout North, Central and South America in defense of the borders of the United States and to prevent attempts to smuggle persons or contraband.

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A Lehigh Acres resident was recently selected to represent her community in the Miss Florida USA Competition as Miss Lehigh Acres USA.

Sheyla Ravelo Perez, who has been making festivals since she was 11, was chosen because of her “Academic and professional interests, engagement in their community, their passion for the pursuit of excellence, and their interest in empowering other young women to follow in their footsteps.” according to the Miss Universe organization.

After taking a hiatus for a few years, she decided to start again this year and sent in her application with basic questions like aspirations, goals, and what she’s doing for her community.

Perez said they had a record year of applications with more than 1,000 applications. Around 100 girls were selected from these for the competitions.

“What I really like about them is that you meet so many like-minded women.” she said, adding that she also enjoys the fact that beauty and intelligence are celebrated side by side. “I’ve made some lifelong connections.”

As Miss Lehigh Acres USA, Perez will run for Miss Florida USA, then Miss USA and then Miss Universe. The competition will take place in Orlando from July 16 to July 18.

Two young Florida women will be promoted to either Miss Teen USA or Miss USA and eventually Miss Universe. The package includes more than $ 100,000 in gifts, cash, and scholarships for Miss Florida USA and Miss Florida Teen USA. It also includes things like the official crown and sash, round-trip transport to Miss USA / Miss Teen USA, an official competition gown, official crown portrait, fitness coaching, skin care and hair care.

?We actively encourage young women in the state of Florida to give back in their communities and to work on issues that they are passionate about. Our organization strives to bring new opportunities to women in the fields of media, entertainment, modeling, fashion, beauty and more at our events throughout the year and on the actual competition weekend. “ Robin Ross-Fleming, CEO of Girlbossing Inc., said in a prepared statement.

To prepare for the competition, Perez does a lot of preparation, which includes mental preparation. She has reached out to old public speaking coaches and trained, making sure all of her wardrobe is put together.

Perez is also trying to get more involved in her community by reaching out to coordinators at local events to make appearances, as well as local small businesses to complete sponsorship deals to promote products in exchange for financial support.

“I’m eager to get out of there” She said. “I am honored to represent you.”

The young woman is about to finish her junior year at the University of Florida as a medical student and will be taking the summer off to really get involved in her community.

She majored in health education and behavior with a focus on health sciences and potential minor subjects chemistry and event management.

“I’ve loved science since I was little” said Perez. ?I was fascinated by medicine. I fell in love with chemistry. I keep my mind open. My goal is to study medicine and to study medicine. “

As her love for chemistry developed, she thought her experience could really help others, so she reached out to her professor and got her first teaching position as an assistant. It depends on the courses in which she is helping, with which she is helping. Sometimes it answers questions or repeats material.

“It is mostly what my students need”, Perez said, adding that fortunately she has no grading responsibility.

Perez, who grew up in Lake Placid, moved to Lehigh Acres when she was attending school at East Lee County High School.

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A Lehigh Acres resident was recently selected to represent her community in the Miss Florida USA Competition as Miss Lehigh Acres USA.

Sheyla Ravelo Perez, who has been making festivals since she was 11, was chosen because of her “Academic and professional interests, engagement in their community, their passion for the pursuit of excellence, and their interest in empowering other young women to follow in their footsteps.” according to the Miss Universe organization.

After taking a hiatus for a few years, she decided to start again this year and sent in her application with basic questions like aspirations, goals, and what she’s doing for her community.

Perez said they had a record year of applications with more than 1,000 applications. Around 100 girls were selected from these for the competitions.

“What I really like about them is that you meet so many like-minded women.” she said, adding that she also enjoys the fact that beauty and intelligence are celebrated side by side. “I’ve made some lifelong connections.”

As Miss Lehigh Acres USA, Perez will run for Miss Florida USA, then Miss USA and then Miss Universe. The competition will take place in Orlando from July 16 to July 18.

Two young Florida women will be promoted to either Miss Teen USA or Miss USA and eventually Miss Universe. The package includes more than $ 100,000 in gifts, cash, and scholarships for Miss Florida USA and Miss Florida Teen USA. It also includes things like the official crown and sash, round-trip transport to Miss USA / Miss Teen USA, an official competition gown, official crown portrait, fitness coaching, skin care and hair care.

?We actively encourage young women in the state of Florida to give back in their communities and to work on issues that they are passionate about. Our organization strives to bring new opportunities to women in the fields of media, entertainment, modeling, fashion, beauty and more at our events throughout the year and on the actual competition weekend. “ Robin Ross-Fleming, CEO of Girlbossing Inc., said in a prepared statement.

To prepare for the competition, Perez does a lot of preparation, which includes mental preparation. She has reached out to old public speaking coaches and trained, making sure all of her wardrobe is put together.

Perez is also trying to get more involved in her community by reaching out to coordinators at local events to make appearances, as well as local small businesses to complete sponsorship deals to promote products in exchange for financial support.

“I’m eager to get out of there” She said. “I am honored to represent you.”

The young woman is about to finish her junior year at the University of Florida as a medical student and will be taking the summer off to really get involved in her community.

She majored in health education and behavior with a focus on health sciences and potential minor subjects chemistry and event management.

“I’ve loved science since I was little” said Perez. ?I was fascinated by medicine. I fell in love with chemistry. I keep my mind open. My goal is to study medicine and to study medicine. “

As her love for chemistry developed, she thought her experience could really help others, so she reached out to her professor and got her first teaching position as an assistant. It depends on the courses in which she is helping, with which she is helping. Sometimes it answers questions or repeats material.

“It is mostly what my students need”, Perez said, adding that fortunately she has no grading responsibility.

Perez, who grew up in Lake Placid, moved to Lehigh Acres when she was attending school at East Lee County High School.

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Previous Mountain Hawk Heroes


December 16: Tara Santoroski Hood (Track and Field Alum)
December 9: Mercedes Grubb (Field Hockey Alum)
December 2: Halie Carter (Track and Field Alum)
November 25: Sarah Cassidy (Track and Field Alum)
November 18: Shannon Alejandro (Track and Field/Cross Country Alum)
November 11: Simon Voorhees (Track and Field/Cross Country Alum)
November 4: Michael Metzger (Men’s Lacrosse Alum)
October 28: Jen (Lance) Sikorski (Rowing Alum)
October 21: Shannon Wright (Track and Field/Cross Country Alum)
October 14: Darren Saks (Men’s Soccer Alum)
October 7: Jenny Warner Southard (Track and Field Alum)
September 30: Taylor Wise (Swimming and Diving Alum)
September 23: Matt Christman (Track and Field Alum)
September 16: Steph Fratoni (Field Hockey Alum)
September 9: Mike Price (Swimming and Diving Alum)
September 2: Yasmin Deliz (Track and Field Alum)
August 26: Evan Guerrero (Men’s Lacrosse Alum)
August 19: Ross Biggs (Baseball Alum)
August 12: Cynthia Izuno Macri (Soccer Alum)
August 5: Susan Westman (Rowing Student-Athlete)
July 29: Megan Hetzel (Track and Field/Cross Country Alum)
July 22: Lexi Martins (Women’s Basketball Alum)
July 15: Nii Daako-Darko (Track and Field/Cross Country Alum)
July 8: Ali Linsk Butash (Softball Alum)
July 1: Kimberly Scotto-Wetzel & Jonathan Wetzel (Track and Field/Cross Country Alums)
June 24: Robert Bonow (Men’s Basketball Alum)
June 17: Morgan Decker (Softball Alum)
June 10: Jim Guzzo (Former Quarterback)
June 3: Amina Affini (Women’s Basketball Alum) 
May 27: Natalie Krane (Women’s Soccer Alum)
May 20: Tricia Klein (Women’s Golf Assistant Coach)
 

By: Justin Lafleur, Lehigh Sports Communications
 
Kaela Pearce looks up to her older brother, who is in the Air Force.
 
“This is a common quote, but he’s always said when you have a gift, you also have a responsibility,” said Kaela.
 
“I have always felt a responsibility to give back.”
 
Kaela followed in her brother’s footsteps, but as a military doctor. Giving back has been a theme throughout Pearce’s life.
 
“My mom is a teacher and my dad was in sales,” she said. “They’re constantly giving back to other people ? to other cousins, family members, neighbors. I learned that lesson from my parents at a very, very young age. We’re supposed to help other people, give back and serve our community.”
 
Pearce is currently an obstetrician and gynecologist, practicing as an attending physician at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.
 
“I’m active duty Air Force,” she said. “This is a joint base, so it’s mostly Air Force and Army. I’ve been here for two and a half years after finishing residency in 2018 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center up in Bethesda, Maryland.
 
“We see and treat all the female active duty folks and then dependents, whether it’s spouses or sometimes we have active duty’s kids or even parents,” said Pearce. “Every now and then, we’ll get a VA patient that comes over for obstetric care or surgery.
 
Pearce’s interest in medicine blossomed during her time at Lehigh.
 
“I would fully admit playing Division I basketball was all that was on my mind,” she said. “My sophomore year, I had really bad shin splints and had to stay out for a while. At that point, I realized basketball wasn’t going to be the rest of my life.”
 
Luckily for Pearce, she was at a place in Lehigh, which focuses on the all-around student-athlete.
 
“Lehigh definitely pushes student-athletes to think about what’s next after sports and after college,” she said. “I had to stop and reflect, and realized I really liked the biological sciences. I was actually a math major. Interestingly, there’s a lot about problem solving and thinking through things I did with my math degree that I use every day.”
 
Pearce and the women’s basketball team did volunteer work in a hospital over Christmas, and she just felt comfortable.
 
“So I started to pursue the medical field around sophomore/junior year, started taking classes, studying for the MCAT and looking at schools,” she said.
 
After two gap years featuring research and some classes, Pearce explored a military scholarship.
 
“I talked to a recruiter about the option,” she said. “I was lucky to have people who were thinking ahead for me, realizing that medical school debt is a real thing, so the scholarship program was appealing for that reason. And then, to be able to do it in the military and serve people, made me move forward.”
 
Pearce began medical school at Thomas Jefferson in Philadelphia in 2010.
 
“Former Lehigh softball player Ali Linsk helped me find the right school,” said Pearce. “She was at Jefferson, so I was lucky enough to get in there and follow in her footsteps. I was at Jefferson for four years, graduating in 2014 and starting residency at Walter Reed the summer of 2014. OB-GYN is a four-year residency program.”
 
It took some time for Pearce to figure out her exact path within medicine, but she wound up in OB-GYN because of aspects like working as a team, relationships and camaraderie.
 
“As an athlete, I always wanted to do something that required some physical coordination,” she said. “The first couple years, I started looking at different surgical subspecialties. I really wanted to do something in surgery and thought the ability to do things with your hands and help people was super cool. I was set to do a lot of surgical rotations my fourth year.”
 
The fourth year of medical school is an important time to focus on long-term plans, and that’s when Pearce’s exact plans came into focus.
 
“I stopped and reflected on how I really missed the camaraderie of the OB-GYN group I had rotated with,” said Pearce. “I liked the idea of doing surgery, but also getting that personal experience of long-term care. You get to see people through the whole pregnancy, get to see people from when they’re teenagers to when they go through menopause. Just having those lasting relationships was appealing.”
 
Following med school and residency, Pearce owed three years of service to the Air Force. She was assigned to Brooke Army Medical Center in 2018.
Kaela Pearce 
Today, Pearce’s days vary and can include everything from routine visits to performing surgery.
 
“About half my population is pregnant patients, seeing them through early pregnancy and then throughout their pregnancy,” she said. “I also spend around seven days a month as the attending physician up on labor and delivery. About half my practice is gynecology, so I see women in clinic for preventative care and workup for surgical management if needed. We also then have three or four surgery days a month.”
 
No matter what a given day looks like, the same thing motivates Pearce ? the opportunity to educate, empower and take care of women.
 
“It’s rewarding to have patients come to me with a problem and not only be able to help them fix that problem, but also help them understand it,” she said. “A lot of things in our field are not talked about. Women just don’t really know about their own bodies. It’s astounding. So it’s gratifying to educate and empower them to know about their bodies, know about their lives, and then be able to use that information to teach their sisters, moms, daughters and friends.”
 
As a student-athlete, Pearce was passionate about her academics and about educating herself in all aspects of her life.
 
“She was also someone who cared deeply about her teammates,” said Lehigh head coach Sue Troyan. “I love the fact that she’s found a profession in the medical field that combines her care for people with her ability to educate and empower women on how to best care for themselves.”
 
Along with treating and empowering patients, another rewarding part of Pearce’s job is supervising, mentoring and guiding junior and senior residents.
 
“That includes the intangible things residents start to learn when they realize there’s life outside the hospital ? the importance of taking care of themselves, their finances and their families,” she said.
 
Pearce knows there’s life outside of medicine, much like she learned while at Lehigh that there’s life outside of basketball.
 
“Lehigh focuses on being a well-rounded person,” she said. “Your job doesn’t define you. Your sport doesn’t define you. There’s so much more value in making sure you’re excelling at things outside of what you have tunnel vision about. I can be a good teammate and good friend, communicate well and be a good student.
 
“The same goes as a physician,” Pearce continued. “I can know everything, study all the books and make sure I’m doing all the right things day-to-day in clinic, but at the end of the day, it’s so important to be well-rounded and make sure I’m working well with the nurses and other physicians.”
 
Pearce had a team-first mentality while at Lehigh, and Troyan isn’t surprised she’s carried it over into her professional career as a doctor.
 
“Kaela understands how to work under pressure, how to work in a team environment and how to lean in and handle the most adverse problems through teamwork and critical thinking,” said Troyan.  All of these lessons were learned in the classroom and on the basketball court at Lehigh, and are now being applied to her professional career in the military and medical field.”
 
Medicine is a team sport, much like basketball, which demands plenty of thinking on the fly.
Kaela Pearce 
“I think about when we used to watch film,” said Pearce. “It demanded preparedness of ‘if this happens, then we do that.’
 
“I use that mindset every single day.”
 
Pearce and her colleagues have been forced to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in the area of telemedicine. Like stepping up on the basketball court, she was ready to step up and be a team player for her medical colleagues over the early stages of the pandemic.
 
“There was one point they had me pack my bags and get ready to go to New York,” said Pearce. “I always knew deployment was a real possibility, but never thought if it did happen, that it would be to somewhere like New York City. I ended up not having to go, but had a really good friend from residency, an OB-GYN, who ended up going there. It’s been really cool to see the military involvement and see how adaptable we are.
 
“These are obstetricians and gynecologists stepping up and helping other physicians in infectious disease or pulmonary critical care, helping in whatever ways they can,” she continued. “It’s been an honor to see how the military has played a role in all of this.”
 
Even in “normal times,” things can change pretty quickly for Pearce’s line of work in obstetrics.
 
“We’re helping deliver babies, who represent a whole new family, hope and excitement,” she said. “We need to make sure we take the very best care of these people.”
 
Quality care is what brought Pearce into medicine and OB-GYN in the first place. After another six months, she will bring that care to North Carolina.
 
“I have another six months of active duty service time and at that point, both my wife and I are from North Carolina, so we’re going to move back there,” said Pearce. “I have a job set up at a private practice. It’s much smaller [than Brooke Army Medical Center] ? a group of four or five physicians and six or seven midwives.”
Kaela Pearce 
Pearce is in the midst of a fulfilling career that includes making a difference in so many lives.
 
Remember the quote from her brother about having a responsibility when you have a gift?
 
Kaela is living that out in a meaningful way.
 
“The biggest advice I give to people is to trust themselves, trust what feels right and where they feel like they fit in,” she said. “There are so many steps I’ve taken in my journey that I’ve taken weeks to think through, but at the end of the day, I’ve gone with a gut feeling. For example, it just felt ‘right’ at Lehigh. Going up to visit, it felt like a family.”
 
Pearce has gone through the same thought process since her time at Lehigh.
 
“Where I’ve ended up in medical school, residency and even here [in San Antonio], I’ve focused on what’s felt right for my family and me,” she said. “I remind myself to make sure I’m making the best out of what’s around me.”
 
For Pearce, that means using her gifts (medical talents) to give back.
 
Just like her older brother’s favorite quote.

 

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Every Wednesday, Lehigh Athletics, Lehigh Valley Health Network and Coordinated Health is proud to recognize a Mountain Hawk Hero – someone associated with Lehigh Athletics who is making a difference in the medical field. We wrap up the series today with women’s basketball alum Kaela Pearce ’08.

Previous Mountain Hawk Heroes


December 16: Tara Santoroski Hood (Track and Field Alum)
December 9: Mercedes Grubb (Field Hockey Alum)
December 2: Halie Carter (Track and Field Alum)
November 25: Sarah Cassidy (Track and Field Alum)
November 18: Shannon Alejandro (Track and Field/Cross Country Alum)
November 11: Simon Voorhees (Track and Field/Cross Country Alum)
November 4: Michael Metzger (Men’s Lacrosse Alum)
October 28: Jen (Lance) Sikorski (Rowing Alum)
October 21: Shannon Wright (Track and Field/Cross Country Alum)
October 14: Darren Saks (Men’s Soccer Alum)
October 7: Jenny Warner Southard (Track and Field Alum)
September 30: Taylor Wise (Swimming and Diving Alum)
September 23: Matt Christman (Track and Field Alum)
September 16: Steph Fratoni (Field Hockey Alum)
September 9: Mike Price (Swimming and Diving Alum)
September 2: Yasmin Deliz (Track and Field Alum)
August 26: Evan Guerrero (Men’s Lacrosse Alum)
August 19: Ross Biggs (Baseball Alum)
August 12: Cynthia Izuno Macri (Soccer Alum)
August 5: Susan Westman (Rowing Student-Athlete)
July 29: Megan Hetzel (Track and Field/Cross Country Alum)
July 22: Lexi Martins (Women’s Basketball Alum)
July 15: Nii Daako-Darko (Track and Field/Cross Country Alum)
July 8: Ali Linsk Butash (Softball Alum)
July 1: Kimberly Scotto-Wetzel & Jonathan Wetzel (Track and Field/Cross Country Alums)
June 24: Robert Bonow (Men’s Basketball Alum)
June 17: Morgan Decker (Softball Alum)
June 10: Jim Guzzo (Former Quarterback)
June 3: Amina Affini (Women’s Basketball Alum) 
May 27: Natalie Krane (Women’s Soccer Alum)
May 20: Tricia Klein (Women’s Golf Assistant Coach)
 

By: Justin Lafleur, Lehigh Sports Communications
 
Kaela Pearce looks up to her older brother, who is in the Air Force.
 
“This is a common quote, but he’s always said when you have a gift, you also have a responsibility,” said Kaela.
 
“I have always felt a responsibility to give back.”
 
Kaela followed in her brother’s footsteps, but as a military doctor. Giving back has been a theme throughout Pearce’s life.
 
“My mom is a teacher and my dad was in sales,” she said. “They’re constantly giving back to other people ? to other cousins, family members, neighbors. I learned that lesson from my parents at a very, very young age. We’re supposed to help other people, give back and serve our community.”
 
Pearce is currently an obstetrician and gynecologist, practicing as an attending physician at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.
 
“I’m active duty Air Force,” she said. “This is a joint base, so it’s mostly Air Force and Army. I’ve been here for two and a half years after finishing residency in 2018 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center up in Bethesda, Maryland.
 
“We see and treat all the female active duty folks and then dependents, whether it’s spouses or sometimes we have active duty’s kids or even parents,” said Pearce. “Every now and then, we’ll get a VA patient that comes over for obstetric care or surgery.
 
Pearce’s interest in medicine blossomed during her time at Lehigh.
 
“I would fully admit playing Division I basketball was all that was on my mind,” she said. “My sophomore year, I had really bad shin splints and had to stay out for a while. At that point, I realized basketball wasn’t going to be the rest of my life.”
 
Luckily for Pearce, she was at a place in Lehigh, which focuses on the all-around student-athlete.
 
“Lehigh definitely pushes student-athletes to think about what’s next after sports and after college,” she said. “I had to stop and reflect, and realized I really liked the biological sciences. I was actually a math major. Interestingly, there’s a lot about problem solving and thinking through things I did with my math degree that I use every day.”
 
Pearce and the women’s basketball team did volunteer work in a hospital over Christmas, and she just felt comfortable.
 
“So I started to pursue the medical field around sophomore/junior year, started taking classes, studying for the MCAT and looking at schools,” she said.
 
After two gap years featuring research and some classes, Pearce explored a military scholarship.
 
“I talked to a recruiter about the option,” she said. “I was lucky to have people who were thinking ahead for me, realizing that medical school debt is a real thing, so the scholarship program was appealing for that reason. And then, to be able to do it in the military and serve people, made me move forward.”
 
Pearce began medical school at Thomas Jefferson in Philadelphia in 2010.
 
“Former Lehigh softball player Ali Linsk helped me find the right school,” said Pearce. “She was at Jefferson, so I was lucky enough to get in there and follow in her footsteps. I was at Jefferson for four years, graduating in 2014 and starting residency at Walter Reed the summer of 2014. OB-GYN is a four-year residency program.”
 
It took some time for Pearce to figure out her exact path within medicine, but she wound up in OB-GYN because of aspects like working as a team, relationships and camaraderie.
 
“As an athlete, I always wanted to do something that required some physical coordination,” she said. “The first couple years, I started looking at different surgical subspecialties. I really wanted to do something in surgery and thought the ability to do things with your hands and help people was super cool. I was set to do a lot of surgical rotations my fourth year.”
 
The fourth year of medical school is an important time to focus on long-term plans, and that’s when Pearce’s exact plans came into focus.
 
“I stopped and reflected on how I really missed the camaraderie of the OB-GYN group I had rotated with,” said Pearce. “I liked the idea of doing surgery, but also getting that personal experience of long-term care. You get to see people through the whole pregnancy, get to see people from when they’re teenagers to when they go through menopause. Just having those lasting relationships was appealing.”
 
Following med school and residency, Pearce owed three years of service to the Air Force. She was assigned to Brooke Army Medical Center in 2018.
Kaela Pearce 
Today, Pearce’s days vary and can include everything from routine visits to performing surgery.
 
“About half my population is pregnant patients, seeing them through early pregnancy and then throughout their pregnancy,” she said. “I also spend around seven days a month as the attending physician up on labor and delivery. About half my practice is gynecology, so I see women in clinic for preventative care and workup for surgical management if needed. We also then have three or four surgery days a month.”
 
No matter what a given day looks like, the same thing motivates Pearce ? the opportunity to educate, empower and take care of women.
 
“It’s rewarding to have patients come to me with a problem and not only be able to help them fix that problem, but also help them understand it,” she said. “A lot of things in our field are not talked about. Women just don’t really know about their own bodies. It’s astounding. So it’s gratifying to educate and empower them to know about their bodies, know about their lives, and then be able to use that information to teach their sisters, moms, daughters and friends.”
 
As a student-athlete, Pearce was passionate about her academics and about educating herself in all aspects of her life.
 
“She was also someone who cared deeply about her teammates,” said Lehigh head coach Sue Troyan. “I love the fact that she’s found a profession in the medical field that combines her care for people with her ability to educate and empower women on how to best care for themselves.”
 
Along with treating and empowering patients, another rewarding part of Pearce’s job is supervising, mentoring and guiding junior and senior residents.
 
“That includes the intangible things residents start to learn when they realize there’s life outside the hospital ? the importance of taking care of themselves, their finances and their families,” she said.
 
Pearce knows there’s life outside of medicine, much like she learned while at Lehigh that there’s life outside of basketball.
 
“Lehigh focuses on being a well-rounded person,” she said. “Your job doesn’t define you. Your sport doesn’t define you. There’s so much more value in making sure you’re excelling at things outside of what you have tunnel vision about. I can be a good teammate and good friend, communicate well and be a good student.
 
“The same goes as a physician,” Pearce continued. “I can know everything, study all the books and make sure I’m doing all the right things day-to-day in clinic, but at the end of the day, it’s so important to be well-rounded and make sure I’m working well with the nurses and other physicians.”
 
Pearce had a team-first mentality while at Lehigh, and Troyan isn’t surprised she’s carried it over into her professional career as a doctor.
 
“Kaela understands how to work under pressure, how to work in a team environment and how to lean in and handle the most adverse problems through teamwork and critical thinking,” said Troyan.  All of these lessons were learned in the classroom and on the basketball court at Lehigh, and are now being applied to her professional career in the military and medical field.”
 
Medicine is a team sport, much like basketball, which demands plenty of thinking on the fly.
Kaela Pearce 
“I think about when we used to watch film,” said Pearce. “It demanded preparedness of ‘if this happens, then we do that.’
 
“I use that mindset every single day.”
 
Pearce and her colleagues have been forced to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in the area of telemedicine. Like stepping up on the basketball court, she was ready to step up and be a team player for her medical colleagues over the early stages of the pandemic.
 
“There was one point they had me pack my bags and get ready to go to New York,” said Pearce. “I always knew deployment was a real possibility, but never thought if it did happen, that it would be to somewhere like New York City. I ended up not having to go, but had a really good friend from residency, an OB-GYN, who ended up going there. It’s been really cool to see the military involvement and see how adaptable we are.
 
“These are obstetricians and gynecologists stepping up and helping other physicians in infectious disease or pulmonary critical care, helping in whatever ways they can,” she continued. “It’s been an honor to see how the military has played a role in all of this.”
 
Even in “normal times,” things can change pretty quickly for Pearce’s line of work in obstetrics.
 
“We’re helping deliver babies, who represent a whole new family, hope and excitement,” she said. “We need to make sure we take the very best care of these people.”
 
Quality care is what brought Pearce into medicine and OB-GYN in the first place. After another six months, she will bring that care to North Carolina.
 
“I have another six months of active duty service time and at that point, both my wife and I are from North Carolina, so we’re going to move back there,” said Pearce. “I have a job set up at a private practice. It’s much smaller [than Brooke Army Medical Center] ? a group of four or five physicians and six or seven midwives.”
Kaela Pearce 
Pearce is in the midst of a fulfilling career that includes making a difference in so many lives.
 
Remember the quote from her brother about having a responsibility when you have a gift?
 
Kaela is living that out in a meaningful way.
 
“The biggest advice I give to people is to trust themselves, trust what feels right and where they feel like they fit in,” she said. “There are so many steps I’ve taken in my journey that I’ve taken weeks to think through, but at the end of the day, I’ve gone with a gut feeling. For example, it just felt ‘right’ at Lehigh. Going up to visit, it felt like a family.”
 
Pearce has gone through the same thought process since her time at Lehigh.
 
“Where I’ve ended up in medical school, residency and even here [in San Antonio], I’ve focused on what’s felt right for my family and me,” she said. “I remind myself to make sure I’m making the best out of what’s around me.”
 
For Pearce, that means using her gifts (medical talents) to give back.
 
Just like her older brother’s favorite quote.

 

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BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania – On a fine day on the Goodman Track for the Lehigh men’s and women’s athletics teams, the senior class shone at their last home game. After an unpredictable year, the senior class came together to celebrate their careers in front of teammates and limited family members in attendance. The day was highlighted by the seniors across the board, receiving 11 of the team’s 31 PRs.

“Most of the time this year, when we were sure from week to week or really not even from day to day whether we would be allowed on the track, our team showed itself to be really great today,” said head coach Matt Utesch. ?31 PRs really tell this story. Our seniors led the way at the Goodman Track and Field Complex on a beautiful day. How fitting that the group of seniors who have weathered so many challenges, including a global pandemic, completes their ?home? field careers so dynamically. It’s always an emotional day for me, but this year it’s whole different. We’ve been through a lot with this group and I’m very, very proud of them. “

In the women’s field events, the day started with the javelin throw when Senior Brianna Wanbaugh took home the win with a throw of 39.45 meters. Teammate Karina Roze finished third (38.41 m) and colleague Senior Madison Harding came fourth (37.60 m) to round off a strong Mountain Hawk finish. The impressive performance in the throws was continued by Teasha McKoy, who took home a second place in the shot put with a new PR of 13.19 m. McKoy continued her success and won the discus throw with 42.74 m. Teammates Brittany Curtin and Karina Roze completed the top six, with Curtin in fifth and Roze in sixth. Brittany Curtin made the most of her senior day and won the hammer throw with a new PR of 55.06m. Curtin saved the best for last because her PR came in the final throw of the finals. It was all a smile from the senior citizen who made the most of their last meeting back home.

In the other field competitions, the women showed themselves to be strong in the high jump. The Mountain Hawks took first place, Calista Marzolino took the win for the second week in a row. Marzolino’s jump of 1.65 m corresponds to last week’s height, which connects her PR in the high jump. Carly Carpino and Emily Dolan both had successes in the high jump, with Carpino jumping a new PR of 1.50m while Dolan linked her PR at 1.45m. Lehigh took seven of the eight best places in the high jump, an event that is historically strong for the team. In the long jump, Lehigh was represented by Avery Roze, who finished 4th as the best finisher of the team. Roze scored a PR with a 5.28m jump while Junior Bree Smentkowski jumped a PR of 5.16m. Junior, Carly Roche, was Lehigh’s only competitor in the pole vault and took 5th place with a jump of 3.05 m.

The excitement started at the track where Lehigh took home wins in the first two events. Andrea Miller won the 3,000 m obstacle race and beat the competition from Loyola by almost 36 seconds. Miller missed a PR by less than a second but will be looking for redemption next weekend. In the 4×100, Lehigh finished first with a time of 48.16, with Seniors Brett DeWeese, Lexi Smith and Morgan McConnell along with junior Camari Griffin taking the baton for their fastest time of the season. Representing the Mountain Hawks on the 1500m was Madison Zaun, who achieved a new PR of 4: 54.03 and finished fifth. The seniors continued to shine in the 100m hurdles, with DeWeese setting a season best (14.59) on the way to second, while Madison Harding finished fifth with a new personal best of 14.94. Bree Smentkowski, colleague in the multi-event, rounded off the hurdles with a PR of 16.40. Senior Aisha Kumar ran 400m to a new PR and finished it with a time of 1: 01.66.

Lehigh was very successful in the 800m, scoring four new PRs and taking the top two places. Hetty McMillan was overtaken by Loyola late in the race but she responded well and took the win en route to a PR of 2:16.21. Senior Miranda Royds took advantage of a late climb to race her way into second place and also scored a PR of 2: 17.01. Christina Yakaboski and Emily Dolan drove the two-lap race and achieved PR with times of 2: 20.02 and 2: 23.20 respectively. Kaja Skerlj built on the strong success of the senior class and ran a spectacular race over 400 m hurdles and won by three seconds. For the fourth time this season, Skerlj raced to a new PR when she crossed the finish line in 1: 02.54. Camari Griffin led Lehigh over 200m and finished fourth with a PR of 26.00.

In the longest distance race on the route, the runner-up Eirinn Sikes led the way for Lehigh with a PR of 19: 23.07 over 5000 m. The day was rounded off with an exciting win in the 4×400. After numerous leadership changes during the race, Lexi Smith threw an impressive anchor leg to lead her teammates Aisha Kumar, Morgan McConnell and Kaja Skerlj to victory.

On the men’s side, the seniors stole the show once again. Riley LaRiviere had a career day, set up three PRs, and led the men in three of the four throwing competitions. Riley started his day with a 46.21m throw in the discus. He continued his impressive endeavors with an improvement in the shot put with a mark of 14.85 meters. Riley ended his busy day with an impressive hammer throw of 57.26 m. That grade was good for second place and puts Riley in a great position to go into the Patriot League Championship next weekend. In the javelin throw, John Siani threw a new PR of 37.84 m in the second year, which meant an improvement of three meters for the young decathlete. The competition in the field competitions was rounded off by the runner-up Britt Pierce, who took third place in the high jump with a grade of 1.90 m.

Riley Williamson, who represented the brown and whites, started with a second place in the 3000 meter obstacle race on the track. Next came the 4×100 relay, which ran a season best of 43.23 on its way to victory. Seniors Matt Solomon and Sam Tapera were assisted by Trevor Thenga and Amondo Lemmon for the win. The Mountain Hawks achieved four PRs over 1,500 m, with Senior Michael Mitchell leading the runner-up and running a personal best of 3: 58.75. Kyle Burke completed the top three, finishing just behind Mitchell, while Senior Nick Norton also raced to a PR of 4: 03.94. Sean Campiglia and Tyler French also received PRs as the runner-up finished with times of 4: 06.73 and 4: 07.24. Over the 400m, Amondo Lemmon achieved a personal best of 49.86, good for fourth place overall.

For the first time this season, Senior Matt Solomon laced his spikes. Solomon sprinted his way to the 100m victory with a time of 11:23. The track heated up again when the Lehigh men put on a show over 800 m. Connor Melko showed his range when he finished fourth overall in 1: 52.62, which was almost a personal best of four seconds for the second year. Senior, Sean Brown, crossed the finish line right behind Melko, Jacob Martinez, Joseph Cranley and Jeffrey Kirshenbaum rounded off the first 11 places. Martinez clinched eighth place and a PR of 1: 54.92, while Kirshenbaum crossed the finish line with 1: 56.18 and cracked 2:00 for the first time in his career. Freshman Brian Healy rounded out the PRs for Lehigh after running a new time of 1: 56.83. In the last event on the track for Lehigh, Lemmon returned and led the men over 200m with a team best from third place.

After a long day, the team took a moment to honor the senior class. With 24 seniors in the team, there was a lot of gratitude for sporting opportunities and a lot to celebrate. It was only fitting that the seniors pushed the program forward as they have for four years. In reflecting on the day, some seniors had some thoughts to share.

?Attending our last home game today made me really appreciate my time here at Lehigh. Everyone’s resilience to make it to this meeting and compete hard all season made me proud to represent Lehigh XCTF Was injured for a year and fought like this. It’s hard to get to this point, but I look back on my problems and know that it was the support from my teammates that got me through. “
-Sean Brown

“Today’s get-together was a great way to end our last meeting in Lehigh. Riley LaRiviere’s hammer throw performance stood out the most. I’ve seen him work so hard over the past four years and it’s finally paying off. So many of our seniors have done their PRs and won their events and I couldn’t be more proud of how far they have come. “
-Brittany Curtin

?Today’s meeting was very special for me. My races went well and the weather was great, but what I’ll be carrying around for the rest of my life was how proud I am of my teammates. I’m on the 4×1 season with Lexi Smith, Camari Griffin and Morgan McConnel. I’m lucky enough to star so I can see every girl running after me and it was a great feeling to see every handover went smoothly and Morgan looked great as an anchor. We have run the best one season and are really looking forward to running again with the Patriots. It was such a privilege to be with these girls this season and work together towards a common goal. “
-Board DeWeese

?It’s been a crazy four years and I’m so happy to have finished it at home with my best friends and teammates on a high level. I’m so grateful that everyone stuck together through all the ups and downs, I wanted it differently, I’ll miss it. ‘
-Riley LaRiviere

Next, the Mountain Hawks will travel to Army West Point for the Patriot League Championships. The two-day meeting begins on Friday, the competition ends on Saturday. No spectators are allowed at the meeting.

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BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania – On a fine day on the Goodman Track for the Lehigh men’s and women’s athletics teams, the senior class shone at their last home game. After an unpredictable year, the senior class came together to celebrate their careers in front of teammates and limited family members in attendance. The day was highlighted by the seniors across the board, receiving 11 of the team’s 31 PRs.

“Most of the time this year, when we were sure from week to week or really not even from day to day whether we would be allowed on the track, our team showed itself to be really great today,” said head coach Matt Utesch. ?31 PRs really tell this story. Our seniors led the way at the Goodman Track and Field Complex on a beautiful day. How fitting that the group of seniors who have weathered so many challenges, including a global pandemic, completes their ?home? field careers so dynamically. It’s always an emotional day for me, but this year it’s whole different. We’ve been through a lot with this group and I’m very, very proud of them. “

In the women’s field events, the day started with the javelin throw when Senior Brianna Wanbaugh took home the win with a throw of 39.45 meters. Teammate Karina Roze finished third (38.41 m) and colleague Senior Madison Harding came fourth (37.60 m) to round off a strong Mountain Hawk finish. The impressive performance in the throws was continued by Teasha McKoy, who took home a second place in the shot put with a new PR of 13.19 m. McKoy continued her success and won the discus throw with 42.74 m. Teammates Brittany Curtin and Karina Roze completed the top six, with Curtin in fifth and Roze in sixth. Brittany Curtin made the most of her senior day and won the hammer throw with a new PR of 55.06m. Curtin saved the best for last because her PR came in the final throw of the finals. It was all a smile from the senior citizen who made the most of their last meeting back home.

In the other field competitions, the women showed themselves to be strong in the high jump. The Mountain Hawks took first place, Calista Marzolino took the win for the second week in a row. Marzolino’s jump of 1.65 m corresponds to last week’s height, which connects her PR in the high jump. Carly Carpino and Emily Dolan both had successes in the high jump, with Carpino jumping a new PR of 1.50m while Dolan linked her PR at 1.45m. Lehigh took seven of the eight best places in the high jump, an event that is historically strong for the team. In the long jump, Lehigh was represented by Avery Roze, who finished 4th as the best finisher of the team. Roze scored a PR with a 5.28m jump while Junior Bree Smentkowski jumped a PR of 5.16m. Junior, Carly Roche, was Lehigh’s only competitor in the pole vault and took 5th place with a jump of 3.05 m.

The excitement started at the track where Lehigh took home wins in the first two events. Andrea Miller won the 3,000 m obstacle race and beat the competition from Loyola by almost 36 seconds. Miller missed a PR by less than a second but will be looking for redemption next weekend. In the 4×100, Lehigh finished first with a time of 48.16, with Seniors Brett DeWeese, Lexi Smith and Morgan McConnell along with junior Camari Griffin taking the baton for their fastest time of the season. Representing the Mountain Hawks on the 1500m was Madison Zaun, who achieved a new PR of 4: 54.03 and finished fifth. The seniors continued to shine in the 100m hurdles, with DeWeese setting a season best (14.59) on the way to second, while Madison Harding finished fifth with a new personal best of 14.94. Bree Smentkowski, colleague in the multi-event, rounded off the hurdles with a PR of 16.40. Senior Aisha Kumar ran 400m to a new PR and finished it with a time of 1: 01.66.

Lehigh was very successful in the 800m, scoring four new PRs and taking the top two places. Hetty McMillan was overtaken by Loyola late in the race but she responded well and took the win en route to a PR of 2:16.21. Senior Miranda Royds took advantage of a late climb to race her way into second place and also scored a PR of 2: 17.01. Christina Yakaboski and Emily Dolan drove the two-lap race and achieved PR with times of 2: 20.02 and 2: 23.20 respectively. Kaja Skerlj built on the strong success of the senior class and ran a spectacular race over 400 m hurdles and won by three seconds. For the fourth time this season, Skerlj raced to a new PR when she crossed the finish line in 1: 02.54. Camari Griffin led Lehigh over 200m and finished fourth with a PR of 26.00.

In the longest distance race on the route, the runner-up Eirinn Sikes led the way for Lehigh with a PR of 19: 23.07 over 5000 m. The day was rounded off with an exciting win in the 4×400. After numerous leadership changes during the race, Lexi Smith threw an impressive anchor leg to lead her teammates Aisha Kumar, Morgan McConnell and Kaja Skerlj to victory.

On the men’s side, the seniors stole the show once again. Riley LaRiviere had a career day, set up three PRs, and led the men in three of the four throwing competitions. Riley started his day with a 46.21m throw in the discus. He continued his impressive endeavors with an improvement in the shot put with a mark of 14.85 meters. Riley ended his busy day with an impressive hammer throw of 57.26 m. That grade was good for second place and puts Riley in a great position to go into the Patriot League Championship next weekend. In the javelin throw, John Siani threw a new PR of 37.84 m in the second year, which meant an improvement of three meters for the young decathlete. The competition in the field competitions was rounded off by the runner-up Britt Pierce, who took third place in the high jump with a grade of 1.90 m.

Riley Williamson, who represented the brown and whites, started with a second place in the 3000 meter obstacle race on the track. Next came the 4×100 relay, which ran a season best of 43.23 on its way to victory. Seniors Matt Solomon and Sam Tapera were assisted by Trevor Thenga and Amondo Lemmon for the win. The Mountain Hawks achieved four PRs over 1,500 m, with Senior Michael Mitchell leading the runner-up and running a personal best of 3: 58.75. Kyle Burke completed the top three, finishing just behind Mitchell, while Senior Nick Norton also raced to a PR of 4: 03.94. Sean Campiglia and Tyler French also received PRs as the runner-up finished with times of 4: 06.73 and 4: 07.24. Over the 400m, Amondo Lemmon achieved a personal best of 49.86, good for fourth place overall.

For the first time this season, Senior Matt Solomon laced his spikes. Solomon sprinted his way to the 100m victory with a time of 11:23. The track heated up again when the Lehigh men put on a show over 800 m. Connor Melko showed his range when he finished fourth overall in 1: 52.62, which was almost a personal best of four seconds for the second year. Senior, Sean Brown, crossed the finish line right behind Melko, Jacob Martinez, Joseph Cranley and Jeffrey Kirshenbaum rounded off the first 11 places. Martinez clinched eighth place and a PR of 1: 54.92, while Kirshenbaum crossed the finish line with 1: 56.18 and cracked 2:00 for the first time in his career. Freshman Brian Healy rounded out the PRs for Lehigh after running a new time of 1: 56.83. In the last event on the track for Lehigh, Lemmon returned and led the men over 200m with a team best from third place.

After a long day, the team took a moment to honor the senior class. With 24 seniors in the team, there was a lot of gratitude for sporting opportunities and a lot to celebrate. It was only fitting that the seniors pushed the program forward as they have for four years. In reflecting on the day, some seniors had some thoughts to share.

?Attending our last home game today made me really appreciate my time here at Lehigh. Everyone’s resilience to make it to this meeting and compete hard all season made me proud to represent Lehigh XCTF Was injured for a year and fought like this. It’s hard to get to this point, but I look back on my problems and know that it was the support from my teammates that got me through. “
-Sean Brown

“Today’s get-together was a great way to end our last meeting in Lehigh. Riley LaRiviere’s hammer throw performance stood out the most. I’ve seen him work so hard over the past four years and it’s finally paying off. So many of our seniors have done their PRs and won their events and I couldn’t be more proud of how far they have come. “
-Brittany Curtin

?Today’s meeting was very special for me. My races went well and the weather was great, but what I’ll be carrying around for the rest of my life was how proud I am of my teammates. I’m on the 4×1 season with Lexi Smith, Camari Griffin and Morgan McConnel. I’m lucky enough to star so I can see every girl running after me and it was a great feeling to see every handover went smoothly and Morgan looked great as an anchor. We have run the best one season and are really looking forward to running again with the Patriots. It was such a privilege to be with these girls this season and work together towards a common goal. “
-Board DeWeese

?It’s been a crazy four years and I’m so happy to have finished it at home with my best friends and teammates on a high level. I’m so grateful that everyone stuck together through all the ups and downs, I wanted it differently, I’ll miss it. ‘
-Riley LaRiviere

Next, the Mountain Hawks will travel to Army West Point for the Patriot League Championships. The two-day meeting begins on Friday, the competition ends on Saturday. No spectators are allowed at the meeting.

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Mary Foltz, Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University, has been awarded a Scholars and Society Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) to work with regional LGBTQ organizations to build their archival collections and raise awareness of history and society Contribute to expand these communities.

Foltz will be the first fellow at the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She will begin working with the center’s Lehigh Valley LGBT Community Archive and leading humanities initiatives in September 2021. Foltz is one of 12 winners of the scholarship program, which gives the faculty the opportunity to conduct research projects with community-based organizations during their stay.

The Lehigh Valley LGBT Community Archive is a rich resource for exploring the value of regional LGBTQ political, social and cultural organizations as they contribute to national movements for justice, Foltz said. The collection, which includes publications, organizational records, personal documents, oral lore and artifacts, documents local and regional LGBTQ life and activism. The materials provide opportunities to expand understanding of this history and organizations beyond major cities like New York City, San Francisco, Boston, and Chicago, Foltz said.

“I am really honored to receive the ACLS Scholars and Society Fellowship and to have the opportunity to work with the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center staff in the archives next year,” she said. “During the fellowship year, I will be offering a variety of publicly available contributions that explore the value of regional LGBTQ history and work on scholarly articles on the unique contributions of LGBTQ organizations in the Lehigh Valley.”

The scholarship builds on Foltz’s existing collaboration with the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, where she leads a community reading group on LGBTQ memories in connection with her work on Lehigh’s South Side Initiative. The South Side Initiative promotes sustainable research collaborations between Lehigh faculty, staff and students, residents of the area, local artists, activists, community leaders and officials.

“Mary’s award is a recognition of her deep dedication to making connections with community resources that will transform the lives of the people she serve,” said Robert Flowers, Herbert J. and Ann L. Siegel, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh. “Your work illustrates the importance of public humanities research and how our college work makes a lasting impression in the area and benefits the communities in which we live.”

Foltz, director of Lehigh’s South Side Initiative, is a member of the Lehighs Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies program and teaches post-1945 US literature with an interest in post-war LGBTQ writers.

In the focus of historians and scholars who focus on the big metropolitan areas when researching LGBTQ history, the contributions of rural or smaller urban centers are often overlooked, she said.

“We need to share knowledge about the role of small urban centers in national movements like the homophile movement, the gay liberation movement, the trans-liberation movement, AIDS activism and the fight for marriage equality, as well as other issues that Of concern to different people are LGBTQ groups of people like Black Lives Matter, immigration issues or economic justice issues, “said Foltz.” This story of a small urban center is something that scholars are working on at the national level in their own local communities and with local ones Organizations should work together to co-produce knowledge of urban and rural contributions to national movements. “

Her work with the archive will culminate in a public exhibition on regional LGBTQ history and continue her partnership with Bradbury-Sullivan to create oral stories that add to the archive and highlight LGBTQ voices. “Over the next year we will continue this work to fill the gap in our historical understanding of Lehigh Valley and the contribution that LGBTQ people have made to the communities here,” said Foltz.

The archive comprises 17 collections and is offered to the community in collaboration between the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center and the Trexler Library at Muhlenberg College.

“The Lehigh Valley LGBT Community Archive is one of our fastest growing programs at the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center,” said Adrian Shanker, executive director of the center. “We are very excited to be enhancing the impact of the community archive with our very first scholarship holder.”

The ACLS scholarship program honors scholarships in the humanities and humanities with the ability to make meaningful contributions to knowledge in their fields and supports six to twelve months of full-time research and writing. The program awards grants to individual researchers who work in the humanities and related social sciences. Institutions and individuals contribute to the ACLS scholarship program and its foundation, including the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the college and university staff of the Council , and former Fellows and individual friends of ACLS.

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Mary Foltz, Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University, has been awarded a Scholars and Society Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) to work with regional LGBTQ organizations to build their archival collections and raise awareness of history and society Contribute to expand these communities.

Foltz will be the first fellow at the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She will begin working with the center’s Lehigh Valley LGBT Community Archive and leading humanities initiatives in September 2021. Foltz is one of 12 winners of the scholarship program, which gives the faculty the opportunity to conduct research projects with community-based organizations during their stay.

The Lehigh Valley LGBT Community Archive is a rich resource for exploring the value of regional LGBTQ political, social and cultural organizations as they contribute to national movements for justice, Foltz said. The collection, which includes publications, organizational records, personal documents, oral lore and artifacts, documents local and regional LGBTQ life and activism. The materials provide opportunities to expand understanding of this history and organizations beyond major cities like New York City, San Francisco, Boston, and Chicago, Foltz said.

“I am really honored to receive the ACLS Scholars and Society Fellowship and to have the opportunity to work with the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center staff in the archives next year,” she said. “During the fellowship year, I will be offering a variety of publicly available contributions that explore the value of regional LGBTQ history and work on scholarly articles on the unique contributions of LGBTQ organizations in the Lehigh Valley.”

The scholarship builds on Foltz’s existing collaboration with the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, where she leads a community reading group on LGBTQ memories in connection with her work on Lehigh’s South Side Initiative. The South Side Initiative promotes sustainable research collaborations between Lehigh faculty, staff and students, residents of the area, local artists, activists, community leaders and officials.

“Mary’s award is a recognition of her deep dedication to making connections with community resources that will transform the lives of the people she serve,” said Robert Flowers, Herbert J. and Ann L. Siegel, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh. “Your work illustrates the importance of public humanities research and how our college work makes a lasting impression in the area and benefits the communities in which we live.”

Foltz, director of Lehigh’s South Side Initiative, is a member of the Lehighs Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies program and teaches post-1945 US literature with an interest in post-war LGBTQ writers.

In the focus of historians and scholars who focus on the big metropolitan areas when researching LGBTQ history, the contributions of rural or smaller urban centers are often overlooked, she said.

“We need to share knowledge about the role of small urban centers in national movements like the homophile movement, the gay liberation movement, the trans-liberation movement, AIDS activism and the fight for marriage equality, as well as other issues that Of concern to different people are LGBTQ groups of people like Black Lives Matter, immigration issues or economic justice issues, “said Foltz.” This story of a small urban center is something that scholars are working on at the national level in their own local communities and with local ones Organizations should work together to co-produce knowledge of urban and rural contributions to national movements. “

Her work with the archive will culminate in a public exhibition on regional LGBTQ history and continue her partnership with Bradbury-Sullivan to create oral stories that add to the archive and highlight LGBTQ voices. “Over the next year we will continue this work to fill the gap in our historical understanding of Lehigh Valley and the contribution that LGBTQ people have made to the communities here,” said Foltz.

The archive comprises 17 collections and is offered to the community in collaboration between the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center and the Trexler Library at Muhlenberg College.

“The Lehigh Valley LGBT Community Archive is one of our fastest growing programs at the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center,” said Adrian Shanker, executive director of the center. “We are very excited to be enhancing the impact of the community archive with our very first scholarship holder.”

The ACLS scholarship program honors scholarships in the humanities and humanities with the ability to make meaningful contributions to knowledge in their fields and supports six to twelve months of full-time research and writing. The program awards grants to individual researchers who work in the humanities and related social sciences. Institutions and individuals contribute to the ACLS scholarship program and its foundation, including the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the college and university staff of the Council , and former Fellows and individual friends of ACLS.

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Logan Claims Junior Pan-American Title

Story links OAXTEPEC, Mexico – Runner-up Jake Logan of Lehigh won gold on Sunday and represented the United States in freestyle at the Pan American Championships. Logan set a perfect 4-0 record in the round robin competition and won the gold medal at 79 kg. He was one of five American wrestlers to win gold […]

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OAXTEPEC, Mexico – Runner-up Jake Logan of Lehigh won gold on Sunday and represented the United States in freestyle at the Pan American Championships. Logan set a perfect 4-0 record in the round robin competition and won the gold medal at 79 kg. He was one of five American wrestlers to win gold medals in junior freestyle on the final day of the championships.

Logan won in the morning session against opponents from Argentina, Mexico and Barbados and met in the fifth round of the Round Robin against the Canadian Carson Lee, who was also 3-0 that day. A 9-3 decision ended the 4-0 day for Logan and earned the New Rochelle, NY native the gold medal.

Jake Logan Results (79 kg)
VSU France Chialanza (silver) 10-0
VPO Kevin DeLeon Trevino (Mexico) 7-0
VFall Deshon O’Skeete (Barbados) 0:14
VPO Carson Lee (Canada) 9-3

Earlier this spring, Logan finished second in the UWW Junior Nationals, which gave Logan the opportunity to compete in the Pan American Championships.

Logan went 5-7 in his postponed freshman season for the Mountain Hawks in 2020-21 and qualified for the NCAA championships with a fourth place finish at the EIWA championships.

In six tournaments at the Pan American Championships, American wrestlers won a total of 42 gold medals, 10 silver medals, and two bronze medals, while winning team titles in all six divisions.

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Story links OAXTEPEC, Mexico – Runner-up Jake Logan of Lehigh won gold on Sunday and represented the United States in freestyle at the Pan American Championships. Logan set a perfect 4-0 record in the round robin competition and won the gold medal at 79 kg. He was one of five American wrestlers to win gold […]

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OAXTEPEC, Mexico – Runner-up Jake Logan of Lehigh won gold on Sunday and represented the United States in freestyle at the Pan American Championships. Logan set a perfect 4-0 record in the round robin competition and won the gold medal at 79 kg. He was one of five American wrestlers to win gold medals in junior freestyle on the final day of the championships.

Logan won in the morning session against opponents from Argentina, Mexico and Barbados and met in the fifth round of the Round Robin against the Canadian Carson Lee, who was also 3-0 that day. A 9-3 decision ended the 4-0 day for Logan and earned the New Rochelle, NY native the gold medal.

Jake Logan Results (79 kg)
VSU France Chialanza (silver) 10-0
VPO Kevin DeLeon Trevino (Mexico) 7-0
VFall Deshon O’Skeete (Barbados) 0:14
VPO Carson Lee (Canada) 9-3

Earlier this spring, Logan finished second in the UWW Junior Nationals, which gave Logan the opportunity to compete in the Pan American Championships.

Logan went 5-7 in his postponed freshman season for the Mountain Hawks in 2020-21 and qualified for the NCAA championships with a fourth place finish at the EIWA championships.

In six tournaments at the Pan American Championships, American wrestlers won a total of 42 gold medals, 10 silver medals, and two bronze medals, while winning team titles in all six divisions.

Like Lehigh Wrestling on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram for exclusive updates throughout the season.

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Moravia – 3, State of Farmingdale – 0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-18) Bethlehem, Penn. – The Farmingdale State women’s volleyball team traveled to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania for a non-conference game Thursday night and fell 3-0. After winning the first set with 25-22, Moravian (7-9) followed with 25-20 and 25-18 wins in the second and third sets, respectively, […]

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Moravia – 3, State of Farmingdale – 0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-18)

Bethlehem, Penn. – The Farmingdale State women’s volleyball team traveled to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania for a non-conference game Thursday night and fell 3-0.

After winning the first set with 25-22, Moravian (7-9) followed with 25-20 and 25-18 wins in the second and third sets, respectively, to round off the sweep.

Offensively, the newcomer outside of Kate Flamio (East Islip, NY) led the Rams (3-12) with eight kills, while junior mid-blocker Kelsey Voiklis (Commack, NY) scored five kills. Senior Outside Annie Cosgrave (Brightwaters, NY) had five kills, two blocks, and 13 digs, and freshman Libero Kellianne Dempsey (Lake Grove, NY) also had 13 digs in the loss.

Senior mid-blocker Erin Tiger (Port Murray, NJ) put the Hounds on with 13 kills, while freshman to Jess Appleton (Nazareth, Pennsylvania) and freshman outside Katie Hudson (Pipersville, Pennsylvania) added six kills each. Junior setter Victoria Kauffman (Monroe Township, NJ) scored 33 assists, which included three kills and five digs for Moravian.

The FSC will next open the Skyline Conference game when Mount Saint Mary College is hosted on Tuesday, September 25th at 7:00 pm

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Moravia – 3, State of Farmingdale – 0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-18) Bethlehem, Penn. – The Farmingdale State women’s volleyball team traveled to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania for a non-conference game Thursday night and fell 3-0. After winning the first set with 25-22, Moravian (7-9) followed with 25-20 and 25-18 wins in the second and third sets, respectively, […]

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Moravia – 3, State of Farmingdale – 0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-18)

Bethlehem, Penn. – The Farmingdale State women’s volleyball team traveled to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania for a non-conference game Thursday night and fell 3-0.

After winning the first set with 25-22, Moravian (7-9) followed with 25-20 and 25-18 wins in the second and third sets, respectively, to round off the sweep.

Offensively, the newcomer outside of Kate Flamio (East Islip, NY) led the Rams (3-12) with eight kills, while junior mid-blocker Kelsey Voiklis (Commack, NY) scored five kills. Senior Outside Annie Cosgrave (Brightwaters, NY) had five kills, two blocks, and 13 digs, and freshman Libero Kellianne Dempsey (Lake Grove, NY) also had 13 digs in the loss.

Senior mid-blocker Erin Tiger (Port Murray, NJ) put the Hounds on with 13 kills, while freshman to Jess Appleton (Nazareth, Pennsylvania) and freshman outside Katie Hudson (Pipersville, Pennsylvania) added six kills each. Junior setter Victoria Kauffman (Monroe Township, NJ) scored 33 assists, which included three kills and five digs for Moravian.

The FSC will next open the Skyline Conference game when Mount Saint Mary College is hosted on Tuesday, September 25th at 7:00 pm

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