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Kevin Luckey, Napa Valley College’s dean of Physical Education and Athletics, announced that the Third Annual Athletic Hall of Fame awards ceremony and banquet will be held Sept. 21
. Nominations and sponsors are sought for the event which will be held at Chardonnay Golf Club. Nomination deadline is June 15.
Last year those inducted included the late Mary Georgiana “Georgie” Lyon, one of the pioneers of the physical education and athletic programs at Napa Valley College; Ken Tronstad, the college’s outstanding athlete in 1954; Howard Jamison, Men’s Tennis coach from 1974-1980 and a driving force in developing tennis in the Napa Valley; Dick Vermeil, Calistoga native who coached at Napa College before a long career which included taking two different NFL teams to the Super Bowl; Stephen Dodd, NVC football standout 1974-75; Dennis Fechter, outstanding three sport athlete 1976-78, and Robert Maglione, head softball coach at NVC from 1981-1995.
In addition to recognizing former student athletes, nominations can be made to honor coaches or other contributions to NVC athletics.
Sponsors for the Hall of Fame event and for the 8th annual Storm Classic Golf Tournament Oct. 11 are sought. The golf tournament, which benefits student athletes, will also be held at Chardonnay Golf Club. Napa Valley Register - Napa Valley College Hall of Fame gains 7 members2012 Hall of Fame Video
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The 2012 honorees were inducted Sept. 15 at a dinner and ceremony at the Marriott Hotel. A social hour started at 5:30 with the dinner at 6:30 p.m.
"I am thrilled with the 2012 class of inductees," said Kevin Luckey, Napa Valley College's dean of Physical Education and Athletics, who established the hall last year. "We appreciate all the nominations received. Dick Vermeil was selected last year but could not attend. We are happy that he will be able to be inducted this year as part of an outstanding group. The Hall of Fame recognizes a tradition of excellence at Napa Valley College. This year we are also celebrating the college's 70th anniversary and the college's history as we look to serve future generations of students."
A college and community committee worked on the sell-out dinner and very successful first induction ceremony last year. A similar group is planning the event this year with Ira C. Smith scheduled to be master of ceremonies. Sponsors for the event are being sought. Seating is limited and early reservations are encouraged. Call the Foundation Office at 256-7170 for information on sponsorship or reservations.