College of Health Sciences

West Chester University

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

2007 Hall of Fame Inductees

Lloyd W. Black, Jr.
N. Ruth Reed
Carole Rubley
Vincent V. Suppan

Lloyd W. Black, Jr.*

  • Retired Assistant Professor, West Chester University
  • Head Wrestling Coach, West Chester University
  • Director of the Division of Equipment, Supplies, and Fiscal Budget, School of Health and Physical Education, West Chester University
  • Appointed Assistant Director of Facilities and development in 1969, coordinating planning, and desgning of college building facilities
  • Middle Atlantic AAU Wrestling Champion two years
  • Wrestled three years in National Intercollegiate Championship representing Temple University
  • Named to Pennsylvania State Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame in 1982
  • Named to Delaware County Athletic Hall of Fame in 1982
  • Commissioner and U.S. Navy Aviator in June 1943, spent twenty four months overseas in World War II, recalled to duty, Korean War in 1950, served as Lt. Commander and Executive Officer, Patrol Squadron 931
  • Graduate Temple University with B.S. Degree in Health and Physical Education, 1941 and Master's degree in 1952
  • Consultant swimming pool design and construction

N. Ruth Reed

  • Health Educator, Athlete, Coach, Advisor, Author and workshop director, West Chester University
  • Professor Emeritus, West Chester University, 1984
  • Taught health and physical education for thirty years, West Chester University, 1953-1983
  • Named Honorary Alumnus, West Chester University
  • Played varsity basketball, hockey, softball, and tennis
  • Coached basketball, hockey, softball, and swimming
  • Fellow, American School Health Association
  • Graduated magna cum laude, East Stroudsburg University
  • Masters degree in guidance and counseling
  • Recipient of State Honor Award from Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
  • Received an honorary award from Pennsylvania Cancer Society
  • Initiated and directed a national and state award winning cancer education workshop for Chester County Schools
  • Recipient of Health Merit Award from Eastern District Association of Health and Physical Education
  • Recipient of the Chapel of Four Chaplains Legion of Honor Award
  • Inducted into Souderton High School Hall of Fame, 1999 and East Stroudsburg University Athletic Hall of Fame, 2003

Carole Rubley, M.S. '88

  • Member, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1993-Present
  • Master's degree, West Chester University
  • Past Legislative Fellow,West Chester University
  • House of Representatives memberships: Chairperson, children and youth committee, board member-Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority; Past Chairperson National Conference of State Legislators Committee on Energy Electric Utilities and the Environment and Natural Resources Committee; Speakers Commission on Legislative Reform
  • Received National Association of Water Companies, J.M. Kelley Award for Excellence, 2006
  • Elected Pennsylvania's Official of the Year, 2005 by Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
  • Pennsylvania's Planning Association Distinguished Leadership Award in 2004
  • Member, Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisors, 1987-1992
  • Penn State Great Valley Advisory Committee member
  • B.S. Degree in biology, Albertus Magnus College

Vincent V. Suppan, B.S. '47

  • Musician, conductor, speech pathologist, teacher, U.S. Army World War II and Korea
  • Retired in 1981 from West Chester University as an Associate Professor of speech pathology
  • B.S. Degree in music education, West Chester University, 1947
  • Masters degree in speech and theatre at Columbia University's Teacher's College, 1953
  • Joined the Catasaqua,PA band as a clarinet player when he was 14 years old in 1934
  • Conductor of Catasaqua Band since 1947
  • Awarded the "Golden Deeds" by the Catasaqua Exchange Club for his outstanding service to his community
  • His studies at West Chester University, which began in 1939, were interrupted by World War II, but he returned in 1946 to finish his degree
  • Served in U.S. Army 1942-1945 in the European Theatre and in the Korean War, 1951-52, came up through the ranks from private and retired from the U.S. Army reserve as a colonel.