Champlain names endowed chair for PerryChamplain College trustees have announced the creation of the College’s first endowed chair, naming it in honor of retiring President Roger Perry. The Board of Trustees voted to create this $1 million academic fund, The Doctor Roger H Perry Endowed Chair, as part of the College’s successful Power of Three Capital Campaign.The news came at the Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees on October 22, when Champlain College trustees announced the Power of Three campaign has already raised $15 million, exceeding its $12 million goal a full year before the official close of the campaign.Trustees and friends of Champlain College have been quietly raising funds for this special honor for President Perry, and they surprised him with the news at the Annual Meeting. They have already funded $800,000 toward the $1 million goal for the endowed chair.Before retiring in June 2005, Perry will choose the academic focus of the endowed chair. Perry has served as president of Champlain College for nearly 13 years.
Friends may visit with the family on Monday, August 8, 2016 from 11a.m. till time of service at 1p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Those surviving who will cherish Billy’s memory include his daughters, Mary (Chris) Baute of Bridgetown, OH, and Stefanie Schwarm of Cincinnati; granddaughter, Claire Baute; sister, Patty (Mark) Kennedy of Cedar Grove; brother, Mike (Nancy) Schwarm of Brookville; nephews, David (Myranda) Schwarm, Daniel Schwarm and Justin Schwarm, all of Brookville; best friend, Melvin Schmidt, and friend Penny Kerns. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, David Schwarm. William “Billy” Walter Schwarm, Jr. of Harrison, was born on March 7, 1953 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of William Walter Sr. and Maryanna Tobaben Schwarm. Billy was a builder of gunite in ground pools for Tri-State Pools of Harrison, a company he and long-time partner and best friend, Melvin Schmidt ran together. He was an excellent cook and enjoyed fishing and gardening. On Thursday, August 4, 2016 at the age of 63, Billy passed away after a battle with cancer. Memorial donations may be directed to Heartland Hospice at 3960 Red Bank Road #140, Cincinnati OH 45227 or www.heartlandhospice.com. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of William Schwarm.
While rain and winds may have been staples at the 2010 NCAA track & field Championships, these disruptive elements were not enough to keep the Trojans from their best finish since 2007.The USC men’s team placed fifth after four days of competition in Eugene, Ore. This result signified the team’s sixth consecutive top ten finish.“Based upon the weather and how we performed, I thought we maximized what our potential was,” said Ron Allice, director of USC track & field.Even though Allice may have been satisfied with the performance, his high expectations for the team signify his resistance to merely settle for the men’s consistent championship success.“My goal was to have us in the top five in the country, and that’s where we finished,” said Allice. “Was I happy with the top five? To some extent. The idea is, we wanted to be better than that.”Dieuwertje Kast | Daily TrojanWhile the team may have hoped to finish even higher in the standings, many Trojans had performances that warrant recognition. One player, whom Allice recalled as having “one heck of a meet,” was sophomore Joey Hughes.Hughes placed in both individual and team events. Not only did he help the men finish fifth in the 4 x 400 relay after running the third leg of the race, he also placed third in the 400-meter dash. He recorded a time of 45.23 seconds, just .02 seconds behind the runner-up.Hughes became a two-time All-American as a result of his performance at the championships.Other Trojans who were granted All-American status include redshirt senior Manjula Wijesekara, who finished second in the high jump; junior Oscar Spurlock, who placed fourth in the 110-meter hurdles; and redshirt senior Aaron Dan, who took the fifth place spot in the discus final.One unfortunate moment for the men’s team came in the 100-meter dash. Senior Ahmad Rashad was disqualified after he was called for a false start in his semifinal heat. Rashad placed second in the race at last year’s championships and was considered the likely favorite at this year’s event. At the conclusion of the meet, the men’s team had earned 35.5 points, just 1.5 fewer points than the fourth-place Arizona State Sun Devils and 19.5 points fewer than the first-place Texas A&M Aggies.But the Women of Troy were unable to earn any team points throughout the competition and, thus, finished unranked, a disappointing result that hadn’t occurred since the 1981 season.“We had just, really a lot of letdowns where I felt we did not perform anywhere close to what we were capable of,” Allice said of the women’s team.With the season over and many players graduating and moving on, the Trojans now face the task of rebuilding and strengthening, with the hope of more success in the upcoming year.“The recruiting class that we’re bringing in has got to step in and fill the void,” Allice said.