Laurence Tuccori will deliver the Gerald R. Robinson Distinguished Lecture.
LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Lock Haven University has announced the speaker for its spring Honors and Foundation Awards Convocation. Laurence Tuccori, Program Coordinator for the Office of Education Abroad at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, will deliver the 2010 Gerald R. Robinson Distinguished Lecture.Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
Named in honor of the former vice president for academic affairs and distinguished educator, the Gerald R. Robinson Distinguished Lecture brings outstanding scholars and business leaders to campus annually for the spring convocation. This event, to be held April 11 at 2 p.m. in the Price Performance Center, is a highlight of the academic year. The Roll of Honor presents student recipients of academic honors and LHU Foundation awards.
Tuccori is a 2008 graduate of Lock Haven University with a Master of Liberal Arts degree. He first discovered LHU as an undergraduate international exchange student. He says that his LHU experience changed his life and marked the start of a lifelong love affair with the university.
Tuccori spent almost two decades working as a radio broadcaster in the UK. Starting out as the late show DJ on his hometown radio station, Southern FM, in Brighton, he progressed to the newsroom as a journalist before becoming news director.
In 2004 Tuccori was appointed launch news director of Kerrang! 105.2, the UK’s first dedicated rock music radio station. Two years later he took what he thought would be a temporary career break to return to school to study for his MLA. He now works for the Education Abroad Office at Ohio University.
Tuccori’s other lifelong passion is the cinema, and in his spare time he writes reviews for his movie blog www.thefilmivejustseen.blogspot.com
Dr. Gerald R. Robinson, for whom Robinson Learning Center is named, was associated with Lock Haven University for 22 years. After graduating from the Pennsylvania State University with a doctorate in education in 1954, Dr. Robinson started his career at the University as director of secondary education, supervising student teachers and teaching such subjects as mathematics, education and psychology. In 1960, he was appointed dean of instruction, a title that changed to dean of academic affairs five years later. In 1970, he was appointed vice president of academic affairs and dean of the college.
Now retired, Dr. Robinson remains an active member of both the local and university communities. He resides in Lock Haven.
The Gerald R. Robinson Academic Honors and Foundation Awards Convocation is sponsored by Lock Haven University and the Lock Haven University Foundation.
The purpose of the Lock Haven University Foundation is to generate and manage resources for the benefit of Lock Haven University and its students. The Foundation gives much of the money raised to students through academic and athletic scholarships, which help students achieve their goal of a higher education. The Foundation manages nearly 190 individually named scholarships for current students, many of which have multiple recipients. In addition, the Foundation awards dozens of scholarships for incoming freshman. In 2008 – 2009 the Foundation awarded over $1 million in academic and athletic awards impacting more than 550 students.