She’s Got the Beat: Alumna Directs Official Drumline for Philadelphia Eagles

Vicki (Gilmour) Blum’78

Director for the Philadelphia Eagles Drumline
Music Teacher/Band Director
Norristown Area School District

Norristown, Pa.

Following a musical muse can take you to some unexpected places.

After her Messiah College graduation in 1978, alumna Vicki (Gilmour) Blum’s passion for music first took her to a Navajo reservation in New Mexico where she taught music to Native American junior-senior high school children.  Now, as the director of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles new professional drumline, Blum, a lifelong fan of marching band music, spends her Sunday afternoons on Lincoln Financial Field, where her skilled percussionists entertain 70,000 football fans.

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Posted in 1978, Alumni, Arts, Majors & Minors, Music, Sports & Exercise Science | 2 Comments »

Posted on September 12th, 2011

Undergrad research yields great rewards

jess-unick-4Jess Unick ′04
Exercise Science major
Rockaway, NJ

Research design and development, presenting at conventions, and publishing in national journals, gave Jessica Unick, a 2004 exercise science alumna, a distinct advantage when applying for graduate school and beyond. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on May 6th, 2009

Working out with the world champion Boston Celtics

Bryan Doo ′95
Sports & Exercise Science major
Residing in Waltham, Massachusetts

Bryan Doo, a 1995 sports and exercise science graduate, has made it to the big leagues…literally.

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Posted on October 6th, 2008


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