College of Health Sciences

West Chester University

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

2002 Hall of Fame Inductees

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

Phillip B. Donley, PT, ATC, MS

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

Melvin M. Lorback *

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

Robert M. Tomlinson, B.S. '70

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

Geralyn Wolf, B.S. '68

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