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Edinboro, Cal U and Clarion celebrate Olympic success

As the Olympics Games continue, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities – which are slated for integration in 2022 – are proud of those who shared the international spotlight in previous and current Olympic Games.

Trevon Jenifer will help Team USA earn Paralympic gold in Tokyo this year, adding to his collection of medals including bronze in 2012 and gold in 2016. Jenifer earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Edinboro and a master’s degree in legal studies from Cal.

Kristin McDaniel served as graduate assistant to head softball coach Dan Gierlak while working on her master’s degree in special education at Edinboro. McDaniel was named an All-American Scholar-Athlete in 2008-2009 and in the fall of 2009 she served as a softball undergraduate assistant. In addition, she played on the 2008 U.S.A. Olympic Team in Bound for Beijing Tour.

Although not a student-athlete during his time at Edinboro, Rick Shimpeno developed a keen eye for athletics photography as a 1994 graduate with a bachelor’s degree. In October 2016, Shimpeno joined the staff of Team USA as the professional halfpipe coach.

Jose Leep was a standout for the Edinboro wheelchair basketball team. The native of Colombia played for the Fighting Scots from 2002-07. He was a four-time National Wheelchair Basketball Association Central Intercollegiate Division All-American. He competed in the 2012 London Paralympics for the Colombian national team, serving as the captain. Leep graduated in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in Spanish.

Former Edinboro University Athletic Director Bruce Baumgartner (pictured top left) is no stranger to the Olympics. He has earned four Olympic wrestling medals – beginning with Gold at the Los Angeles Games in 1984. At the time a coach for Edinboro, Baumgartner went on to win three additional Olympic medals, including gold in 1992, silver in 1988 and bronze in 1996.

Lou Rosselli was a two-time All-American at 118 pounds for Edinboro, finishing third at the NCAA Division I National Championships in 1993 and fourth in 1991. He represented the United States in the 1996 Olympic Games. Rosselli earned his bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from Edinboro in 1993.

Gary Hanna, head athletic trainer at Edinboro, worked as a member of the medical staff at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea. He also served in various capacities at the USOC Training Center, the U.S. Olympic Festivals, and with USA Baseball and the National Sports Festival.

Coach Jim Glatch took over as Edinboro University’s coach for student-athletes with disabilities in 1995. Most noteworthy is his work as the head coach of the wheelchair basketball team. He ranks as one of the leaders both nationally and internationally in coaching wheelchair basketball. Glatch and his Team USA earned the bronze medal at the 2012 Paralympics in London, England.

Marty (Marczak) McLaughlin was a member of the Fighting Scots cross country and track and field programs – earning two All-American awards in track. She was a finalist for the 1992 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, and a 1992 Olympic Trials qualifier in the 800 meters. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Edinboro in 1993.

George Roberts, former head athletic trainer at Edinboro University, was on the medical staff for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. While at Edinboro, he also taught courses such as applied human anatomy and physiology.

Dave Antognoli earned a place in Edinboro’s Athletics Hall of Fame for his spectacular All-American running career at Edinboro in both cross country and track. He was the top collegiate 10,000 meter finisher in the 1972 Olympic Trials. A two-time graduate of Edinboro, Antognoli earned a bachelor’s degree in 1973 and a master’s degree in 1976 – both in English. Read more


Make your gift to go farther during Erie Gives

Erie GivesThere is no better time to support Edinboro University students than during Erie Gives – Tuesday, Aug. 10, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

All qualifying donations made through the community-wide fundraising initiative will receive a prorated match from the Erie Community Foundation. The minimum gift is $25.

Gifts to the Edinboro University Foundation during Erie Gives benefit the Student Hardship Fund, which provides funding to students with technology needs, lost wages, food and housing insecurities and other educational barriers. For more information, contact Charles Scalise, executive director of the Edinboro University Foundation. 


Free Erie Philharmonic concert coming to campus

Erie Philharmonic Summer Concerts



Fighting Scots excel at Financial Planning Challenge

A team of Edinboro University students in the School of Business advanced to the next stages of the national Financial Planning Challenge – a three-phased competition designed exclusively for undergraduate programs registered with the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Board.

Edinboro students Amber Hepler, Sidney Smith and Zachery Jaggi are now among the top student Financial Planning teams in the country and advance to the final phases this fall.

In the preliminary stage of the competition held in May, students received a profile of two hypothetical clients. With this information, teams of up to three students then prepared a comprehensive financial plan to present to judges – who assess the submissions based on financial planning curriculum requirements.

Edinboro University students advanced to Phase 2 of the competition along with Kansas State University, Texas Tech University, Illinois State University, Fort Hays State University, University of Arizona, Purdue University and Western Kentucky University.

The final two phases of the Financial Planning Challenge are scheduled for September 2021 in Columbus, Ohio. All teams must orally present their case studies to a panel of judges and participate in the "How Do You Know?" Challenge. The top three winning teams will be awarded a monetary scholarship for their school.

At the finals this fall, students will compete for the first-place prize of a $10,000 scholarship for their school, one hour of career coaching from Caleb Brown at New Planner Recruiting and a full scholarship to the Financial Planning Association’s acclaimed residency program. Read more.


Student employment opportunities available on campus

Students - Are you looking for a hassle-free way to make money during the fall semester? Check out these convenient student employment opportunities, and get paid without ever leaving campus. 

Positions are available in the following areas:

Questions about student employment can be directed to the Financial Aid Office

Campus offices are encouraged to register for the Student Job Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 25, from noon until 4 p.m. in the Frank G. Pogue Student Center Multipurpose Room.


Edinboro earns second StormReady distinction

StormReadyThe National Weather Service reaffirmed that Edinboro University is sufficiently prepared for weather emergencies – recognizing the University with the official StormReady designation.

Edinboro University renewed its StormReady distinction from the National Weather Service (NWS), following a successful three-year initial certification.

The new four-year distinction, approved by the StormReady Committee of the NWS and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, became official on July 17.

“StormReady establishes standardized criteria for hazardous weather planning, hazardous weather dissemination and education and outreach to the campus community,” said Jim Dahle, Edinboro’s director of Safety and Risk Management. “It also establishes a positive working relationship with the National Weather Service – not just for hazardous weather, but also for special events.”

There are 94 StormReady sites across Pennsylvania, including 64 counties, 17 communities, seven universities, three commercial sites and 26 supporters.

California University of Pennsylvania and Millersville University join Edinboro as the only schools in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education to earn the distinction. Read more.


Highland Games & Scottish Festival returns to campus

Highland Games

Mark your calendar! After a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, Edinboro University’s 27th annual Highland Games & Scottish Festival returns to the Edinboro campus, Sept. 10-12.

Featuring world-class musicians, Celtic vendors and traditional Scottish food, the festival serves as a tribute to the University’s founders and ongoing association with the history and traditions of Scotland.

For more information and a full schedule of Highland Games events, visit 


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