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2012 NVC Athletic Hall of Fame named 


     Howard            Robert           Dennis             Ken               Steve               Dick            Georgiana
     Jamison          Maglione         Fechter         Tronstad         Dodd              Vermeil             Lyon

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,  have been named to the second Napa Valley College Athletic Hall of Fame class.

The 2012 honorees will be inducted Sept. 15 at a dinner and ceremony at the Marriott Hotel. A social hour will start at 5:30 with the dinner at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are now being accepted.

“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 NVC Foundation Office at 707-256-7170 for information on sponsorship or reservations.