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President Gilmour Goes the Distance in First Series as LL Chair


As chair of the Little League International Board of Directors, Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour was seemingly everywhere during the 67th annual Little League Baseball World Series. In the whirlwind dozen days between an Aug. 14 campus cookout for participants to Sunday’s Japan-vs.-California matchup (a period that coincided with a hectic start-up week for the Fall 2013 semester), the president tended to duties both formal and fun – and raised the visibility of Penn College in the process.

– Photos by Larry D. Kauffman, digital publishing specialist/photographer; and Fred Gilmour, alumnus/retired faculty member

President Davie Jane Gilmour, with the Series' repeat champions from Japan's Musashi Fuchu Little League
President Davie Jane Gilmour, with the Series’ repeat champions from Japan’s Musashi Fuchu Little League

The president, at Sunday's championship game
The president, at Sunday’s championship game

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is enshrined into the Little League Hall of Excellence, along with former teammate – best-selling author Harlan Coben (at left). The two men, who played together in the Livingston American Little League in the 1970s, are the first teammates to be inducted.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is enshrined into the Little League Hall of Excellence, along with former teammate – best-selling author Harlan Coben (at left). The two men, who played together in the Livingston American Little League in the 1970s, are the first teammates to be inducted.

With this year's history-making Hall of Excellence enshrinees: former Little Leaguers Chris Christie, now New Jersey's governor (left), and author Harlan Coben.
With this year’s history-making Hall of Excellence enshrinees: former Little Leaguers Chris Christie, now New Jersey’s governor (left), and author Harlan Coben.

Preparing to honor Challenger athletes
Preparing to honor Challenger athletes

The president adds to a youngster's pin collection.
The president adds to a youngster’s pin collection.

Celebrating excellence on Championship Sunday in Howard J. Lamade Stadium
Celebrating excellence on Championship Sunday in Howard J. Lamade Stadium

Handing out medals to participants in Saturday morning's Challenger Division exhibition game.
Handing out medals to participants in Saturday morning’s Challenger Division exhibition game.

The president chats with the governor and New Jersey First Lady Mary Pat Christie.
The president chats with the governor and New Jersey First Lady Mary Pat Christie.

Embodying the hands-on philosophy of Penn College, Gilmour takes a turn in the concession stand.
Embodying the hands-on philosophy of Penn College, Gilmour takes a turn in the concession stand.

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