Month: April 2010

CU - Bloomsburg

Karen DeFrancesco- Educator for Everyone

“I just went on our vacation to St. Martin over spring break and I almost drowned on the first day we were there, and I’m a good swimmer. I mean literally I was a wreck. We were there for an about hour and I almost drowned.” How many professors have lived through tornados, potentially deadly car crashes, almost drowning and still teach because they want to change people’s lives. In my recent interview with Karen DeFrancesco, she dished on her near death experiences and why she has been an educator for thirty years now.

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BU Womens Soccer Coach Living her Dream

Many have a fear of lightning but no one is as deathly afraid of it as coach Dickson. Coach Dickson being a soccer coach and playing outside ran into her biggest fear sometimes lightening. Captain Kelly Modes, senior women’s soccer player remembered, “As a freshman she ran away from the team after she saw a lightning bolt near the field and as a freshman I could not do anything else but laugh that my new coach just ran away and left us there.”

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BU Baseball Coach Loves the Game

With two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning and down by two runs against Lock Haven University, Bloomsburg University’s clean-up hitter hit a home run to tie the game. At that moment head coach Mike Collins raised his fist in excitement at his team’s comeback to send the game into extra innings. The moment exemplified how selfless and strong-minded Collins is. He believes his proudest moments throughout his coaching career only occur during the success of his players. He coaches the Bloomsburg University baseball team with passion, determination, and enthusiasm.

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