SturzHof2011
 

College of Health Sciences

West Chester University

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


2011 Sturzebecker Hall of Fame Inductees

Thomas Fillippo John Maher Nancy Prickett J. Robert Wirag

Thomas A. Fillippo, B.S. '69

  • Corporate President, WCU Council of Trustees, Distinguished Alumni, WCU, Community leader
  • President, Devault Foods, West Chester, PA
  • B.S. Degree in Kinesiology, WCU 1969
  • West Chester University Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Chairman, WCU Council of Trustees
  • Chairman, Paoli Hospital Foundation Board
  • President of the Great Valley High Alumni Association
  • President, Chester County Chamber of Commerce
  • Board member, Chester County Development Council
  • Board member, Central and Western Industrial Development Authority
  • Member, Fund for West Chester University
  • Received Distinguished Citizen Award from Chester County Council of Boy Scouts, 2004
  • Coached football and wrestling in the Great Valley School System
  • As center on the West Chester University Football team, Tom played in two Tangerine Bowls
  • Tom and his wife Jo Anne ran a full marathon in Philadelphia

John P. Maher, M.D., M.P.H.

  • Director of County Health Department, Chester County, Pennsylvania, June 1978-December 2008; Public Health Physician, 2009-present
  • Founded the Chester County Public Health Emergencies Advisory Council; member, Regional Counter-Terrorism Task Force, Chair of its Public Health Subcommittee, 2002-2008
  • Editor-in-Chief, Chester County Medicine; Board Member, Chester County Medical Society
  • Advisory Board Camilla Hall Nursing Home; Chair, Healthcare & Ethics Committee, 2009-2010
  • Instructor, Graduate Division, School of Health Sciences, Department of Health, West Chester University, September 1981-December 2000; member MPH Advisory Committee, West Chester University, April 2005-present
  • Undergraduate training at St. Peter's College, Jersey City, NJ; Pre-Med Major, Minor in Philosophy
  • M.D. Degree, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, 1960
  • Captain, U.S. Army Medical Corps, 1961-1963 with service in the Far East-Okinawa, Taiwan, Viet-Nam
  • Internal Medicine Residency training: Misericordia Hospital, Philadelphia; Infectious Disease training at PGH; Neurology training at University of Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Public Health Residency 1967-1970: New York City Health Department, including Masters Degree in Public Health, Harvard Graduate School of Public Health, 1968. Served as Health Officer for the Bedford-Stuyvesant District and later for the Borough of Staten Island
  • Has held a variety of academic posts in medical/graduate schools: Cornell University Medical College, New York City; Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia; Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City

Nancy Prickett, B.S. '72

  • Physical Therapist, business woman, teacher
  • Owner/CEO Aspen Physical Therapy, Mount Holly, NJ 1986 to present
  • Colonel, United States Army Reserve (Ret)
  • B.S. Health & Physical Education, West Chester State College
  • Baylor University, M.P.T. degree, Central Michigan University M.A. degree
  • Board Certified in Neurologic Physical Therapy and Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Treasurer of the International Association for Physical Therapists Working for Older People
  • Adjunct Professor in Physical Therapy at Thomas Jefferson University, Neumann University, The Richard Stockton College of NJ, University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ
  • Outstanding Alumni Award-US Army/Baylor University program for the Physical Therapist, 1990
  • Lucy Blair Service Award-American Physical Therapy Association in 2004
  • International Service Award-World Confederation of Physical Therapy, 2007
  • Dean's Citation Award for Teaching-University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, 2020
  • Burlington County Outstanding Woman of the Year Award
  • Outstanding Service Award, Excellence in Clinical Practice and Teaching Award, President's Award-New Jersey Chapter of American Physical Therapy Association
  • Rancocas Valley Regional High School Sports Hall of Fame, 1996
  • VIP Alumni Rancocas Valley Regional High School, 1991
  • Medical Missionary to India, 1976-1979
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges, 1971-1972

J. Robert Wirag, '64

  • University Health Services Director, Professor, Author
  • Doctorate in Health & Safety, Department of Applied Health Sciences Indiana University, 1970-1972
  • Masters in Health Education, Department of Applied Health Sciences Indiana University, 1964-1965
  • Bachelors in Health Education, West Chester University, 1960-1964
  • Faculty member: University of Notre Dame, DePaul University, Penn State University
  • Director: Health Services at the University of Arkansas, University of Texas at Austin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Central Florida
  • Member: American College of Health Association since 1970 and past president 1990-1991
  • 1992, West Chester University Distinguished Alumni Award
  • 2005, ACHA's prestigious Edward Hitchcock Award for contributions to college health
  • 2008. distinguished achievements award, Pottsgrove School District Honor Roll
  • 2011, Lifetime Achievement Award, American College of Health Association's highest award
  • Contributing author, "The History and Practice of College Health: AIDS on the College Campus"
  • Consultant to over 50 colleges and universities