President Keeps College in World Spotlight While Going to Bat for LLB

As chair of the Little League International Board of Directors, Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour helped make the 68th annual Little League Baseball World Series one to remember. While tending to Welcome Weekend and other fall startup activities back on campus, the president navigated a cyclonic Little League schedule that began with a campus picnic for the 16 participating teams and ended with Sunday’s championship between Seoul, South Korea, and Chicago. Among her official duties during this 75th-anniversary year for LLB were the enshrinement of retired major leaguer (and Lycoming County favorite son) Mike Mussina and the annual Challenger Division exhibition game. Adding to the college’s visibility were students from the School of Health Sciences, who provided medical care for players and coaches as well as outreach to the thousands of fans on hand for the Series.

– Photos by Larry D. Kauffman, digital publishing specialist/photographer,
and provided by the School of Business & Hospitality (unless otherwise noted)

Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour joins the Asia-Pacific team on the field after its 8-4 victory in Sunday's championship game.

Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour joins the Asia-Pacific team on the field after its 8-4 victory in Sunday’s championship game.

Samuel D. Ranck, a 2006 Penn College graduate in business administration: management concentration, and league development manager and director of the Challenger Division for Little League Baseball and Softball, in his element ...

Samuel D. Ranck, a 2006 Penn College graduate in business administration: management concentration, and league development manager and director of the Challenger Division for Little League Baseball and Softball, in his element …

... and on the air with Tom Speicher, writer/video editor at the college, during WVIA's Saturday telecast of the Challenger Division exhibition game.

… and on the air with Tom Speicher, writer/video editor at the college, during WVIA’s Saturday telecast of the Challenger Division exhibition game.

Students and faculty from the School of Business & Hospitality were among volunteers helping to serve a picnic lunch to players in Saturday’s Challenger game. From left, Chef Todd M. Keeley, instructor of baking and pastry arts/culinary arts; student Dylan H. Therrien, of Reading; Jessica N. Felton, of State College; Katelynn M. Watson, of Milton; Andrea K. Irvine, of Towanda; Sarah B. Fielder, of Lock Haven; Emily K. Lutz, of Wading River, N.Y.; and Chef Charles R. Niedermyer, instructor of baking and pastry arts/culinary arts. The entire get-together is coordinated annually by Steven J. Moff, professor of business administration: marketing and management.

Students and faculty from the School of Business & Hospitality were among volunteers helping to serve a picnic lunch to players in Saturday’s Challenger game. From left, Chef Todd M. Keeley, instructor of baking and pastry arts/culinary arts; student Dylan H. Therrien, of Reading; Jessica N. Felton, of State College; Katelynn M. Watson, of Milton; Andrea K. Irvine, of Towanda; Sarah B. Fielder, of Lock Haven; Emily K. Lutz, of Wading River, N.Y.; and Chef Charles R. Niedermyer, instructor of baking and pastry arts/culinary arts. The entire get-together is coordinated annually by Steven J. Moff, professor of business administration: marketing and management.

In her capacity as chair of the Little League International Board of Directors, Gilmour addresses the 25,000-plus crowd at Howard J. Lamade Stadium for Sunday's title matchup.

In her capacity as chair of the Little League International Board of Directors, Gilmour addresses the 25,000-plus crowd at Howard J. Lamade Stadium for Sunday’s title matchup.

Among School of Health Sciences student volunteers on duty Saturday are, from left, Timothy W. Lorson, of Williamsport; Michael S. McNeill, of Aspers; Ryan M. Egan, of Levittown; and Stephen M. Yonkin, of Dushore.

Among School of Health Sciences student volunteers on duty Saturday are, from left, Timothy W. Lorson, of Williamsport; Michael S. McNeill, of Aspers; Ryan M. Egan, of Levittown; and Stephen M. Yonkin, of Dushore.

Jared Fogle, national spokesman for Subway restaurants (an event sponsor) stopped by the picnic, which happened to fall on his birthday. To help him celebrate, baking and pastry arts student Marci L. Cohen, of Clarks Summit, Chef Todd M. Keeley, instructor of baking and pastry arts/culinary arts, created a sub-shaped cake.

Jared Fogle, national spokesman for Subway restaurants (an event sponsor) stopped by the picnic, which happened to fall on his birthday. To help him celebrate, baking and pastry arts student Marci L. Cohen, of Clarks Summit, Chef Todd M. Keeley, instructor of baking and pastry arts/culinary arts, created a sub-shaped cake.

The president presents medals to the participants in the Challenger Division exhibition game: the teams from Vancouver, British Columbia, and Detroit.

The president presents medals to the participants in the Challenger Division exhibition game: the teams from Vancouver, British Columbia, and Detroit.

Gilmour welcomes Mike Mussina into the Little League Hall of Excellence.

Gilmour welcomes Mike Mussina into the Little League Hall of Excellence.

Players and supporters of the Little Mount Little League team from Vancouver, British Columbia – participants in the Challenger Division exhibition game – gather their plates for a picnic lunch coordinated by business administration professor Steven J. Moff and served by students in the School of Business & Hospitality.

Players and supporters of the Little Mount Little League team from Vancouver, British Columbia – participants in the Challenger Division exhibition game – gather their plates for a picnic lunch coordinated by business administration professor Steven J. Moff and served by students in the School of Business & Hospitality.

Under the heading of "Little League, Big Fun," Bambi A. Hawkins, learning laboratory coordinator for the paramedic program, provided this photo of herself and emergency medical services student Kyle G. Stavinski, of Elysburg, moments after they watched a bald eagle fly over the stadium while on standby under the scoreboard.

Under the heading of “Little League, Big Fun,” Bambi A. Hawkins, learning laboratory coordinator for the paramedic program, provided this photo of herself and emergency medical services student Kyle G. Stavinski, of Elysburg, moments after they watched a bald eagle fly over the stadium while on standby under the scoreboard.

The former Baltimore Oriole and New York Yankee pitcher, with roots in the Montoursville Little League, talks about his longtime connection to the sport – which continues in retirement through coaching and as a member of the Little League International Board of Directors.

The former Baltimore Oriole and New York Yankee pitcher, with roots in the Montoursville Little League, talks about his longtime connection to the sport – which continues in retirement through coaching and as a member of the Little League International Board of Directors.

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