Scott Miner, Penn State Wilkes-Barre Director of Athletics, proudly announces the class of 2015 Penn State Wilkes-Barre Athletics Wall of Fame. Those inductees are George Jones, Ed Keil, Michele Vowler and Michael Haley.
George Jones: George Jones was a two-year member of the men's basketball program, finishing his career at Penn State Wilkes-Barre with 564 points and 502 rebounds. George was a two-time member of the PSUAC All-Academic Team in 2006-2007 and 2007-2008, as well a PSUAC All-Conference selection in 2006-2007. George graduated from Penn State University in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in crime, law and justice.
Ed Keil: Ed Keil has had tremendous success during his 25-plus seasons as Head Golf Coach at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, beginning in 1988. As of 2014, Coach Keil has coached the team to a total of seven EPCC and PSUAC conference championships. He has coached numerous Academic and Athletic All-American and All-Conference student-athletes. Coach Keil's longevity with the Penn State Wilkes-Barre golf program has made him the longest tenured head coach in any athletic program in school history. He has also won over 80 individual and team championships as a player. Ed, a U.S. Air Force veteran, graduated from Penn State Wilkes-Barre in 1988 with an associate degree in engineering.
Michele Vowler: Michele Vowler was a two-year student-athlete on the Penn State Wilkes-Barre women's basketball and volleyball teams. She was a part of the 2010-11 women's basketball and 2011-12 women's volleyball teams, which made it to the Final Four of the PSUAC Championships. Michele earned PSUAC Women's Basketball All-Conference honors in 2010-11 and PSUAC Volleyball All-Conference honors in 2011-12. Michele succeeded on and off the court, earning USCAA Academic All-American honors in Volleyball and Women's Basketball in 2011-12, as well PSUAC All-Academic honors in Volleyball and Women's Basketball in 2010-11 and 2011-12. Michele graduated from Penn State University in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in communication sciences and disorders.
Michael Haley: Michael Haley was a four-year member of the Penn State Wilkes-Barre golf program (from 2006-2010), including serving three years as a team captain. He was a part of a program that won 14 consecutive PSUAC East Tournament matches spanning 3 years. Michael was a three-time team MVP and eight-time PSUAC East Tournament medalist, as well as the PSUAC's Individual Champion in 2008. Michael earned USCAA All-American honors in 2008 and 2009 and PSUAC All-Conference honors in 2008, 2009, and 2010. Michael graduated from Penn State Wilkes-Barre in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in business.
Penn State Wilkes-Barre provides a world-renowned university in a smaller, personal setting. Dedicated staff and teachers have helped students of all ages since the campus' inception in 1916 and continue to provide excellent education and support. Penn State Wilkes-Barre boasts eight Bachelor's degrees and three Associate's degrees and the ability to start one of over 160 degrees at Penn State Wilkes-Barre and continue at another campus. Penn State University is committed to equal opportunity and diversity in both its employees and students.