Monday, April 1, 2013
Ursinus President Bobby Fong will serve as the keynote speaker; Community Music School Founder Edwina French will be recognized.
More than 125 businesses throughout the Perkiomen Valley will meet Thursday at the RiverCrest Golf Club and Preserve for the Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting. Ursinus College President Bobby Fong will deliver the lunch’s keynote address, “Finding Your Vocation.” “We celebrate the success and accomplishments of 2012 with a year in review slideshow presentation,” according to the chamber. The board will pass the gavel from outgoing chairman Bruce Zanar to Patrick J. Kelly, of Kelly Insurance. The event will begin with an exhibitor showcase and networking from 11:30 a.m. to noon, followed by the lunch. Tickets are $35 for members, $50 for non-members. The 2013 Marvin J. Lewis Community Service Award will be given to …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
He is within 99 cards of having complete sets of every regular-issued Topps baseball card since 1951.
While Bobby Fong’s interest in baseball as a child initially served as a way for the son of Chinese immigrants to integrate with American society, it has turned into quite a collection, according to the Times Herald. “I raised my hand in class one day and asked, ‘What’s baseball?’” Fong told Mike Morsch of the Journal Register Service. “After the laughter died down, my teacher said to me, ‘Bobby, if you want to understand American life, you need to learn about baseball.’ And I’ve been overcompensating ever since." Fong, who started his collection in 1958 with a Dee Fondy card, and is now only 99 cards shy of his goal – complete sets of every regular-issued Topps baseball card since 1951. Ursinus Board of Trustee Chair Alan Novak shares …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
The sold-out event was held Nov. 16 in at the Grange Hall in Trappe.
Keystone Grange No 2 held its annual Farm City dinner on Nov. 16 at the Grange Hall in Trappe. The event, which was sold out days prior, featured Pennsyvlania Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Jay Howes as the keynote speaker. Several local dignitaries also attended, including Ursinus President Bobby Fong and Trappe mayor Connie Peck.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Bobby Fong writes students over campus "racial insensitivity", an intense sports debate, and a website that rates students' "hotness vs. craziness"
Ursinus President Bobby Fong has responded to three controversies on campus over the past month, including the 'blackface' incident last week, the backlash to a sports editorial last month and a recent "Hot/Crazy" online rating system, using Ursinus ID photos. Below is Fong's response: Dear Friends: On the weekend of Halloween, a student attended parties dressed in Blackface. This action demonstrated an ignorance of and insensitivity to the feelings of African-American students and the wider Ursinus community. Students, black, white, and Latino, remonstrated with him, and in the next days, Student Affairs followed up on the incident. The student was chagrined by his action, educated himself on the history of Blackface in American …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Alan Novak's goals include an engaged board, a results-oriented view of tuition
The Ursinus College Board of Trustees has elected West Chester attorney and political leader Alan Novak, a 1971 graduate of the college, as its chair. “We are thrilled to be working with Alan Novak,” Bobby Fong, president of the Collegeville liberal arts school, said in a press release. “Alan has solid experience in meeting strategic goals and has been highly successful in building coalitions. He is a collaborative, creative, and charismatic colleague.” Novak, who attended Villanova Law School after graduating from Ursinus, is of counsel to Conrad O’Brien in West Chester, and is also the president and founder of Novak Strategic Advisors, a public and government affairs firm in Harrisburg, Pa. A nationally-recognized political figure who …
Monday, August 29, 2011
Dr. Bobby Fong has recently been awarded the OCA's annual Pioneer Award and used the momentum to flawlessly deliver his State of the College Address
Ursinus College’s new president, Dr. Bobby Fong, has been awarded the OCA’s prestigious 2011 Pioneer Award. He accepted the award in New York City on Aug. 6 and has since returned to Ursinus and continued to settle in on campus, preparing for the arrival of his new students. The OCA started as the Organization for Chinese Americans in 1973 and remains in establishment today as an advocacy group for Asian Pacific Islanders. The Pioneer Award was given to Dr. Fong to recognize his “family’s immigration history, growing up in Oakland and never forgetting [his] roots, and making a mark in higher education as one of our nation’s few Asian American Higher Education leaders,” said OCA National President Ken Lee. Dr. Fong said the award is to “…
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The organization focuses on the 'social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans.'
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The following was submitted by Ursinus College: Ursinus College President Dr. Bobby Fong is the recipient of a prestigious 2011 Pioneer Award from OCA, a national organization that advances the social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans. The award, which is to be presented Aug. 6 in New York City at the organization’s national convention, will also be presented to actor B.D. Wong. The Hon. Tammy L. Duckworth will be receiving the Outstanding Citizen Award. The award recognizes Fong’s family’s immigration history “entering the U.S. through the Angel Island Immigration Station, growing up in Oakland and never forgetting your roots, and making a mark in higher education as one of our nation’s few Asian American …