TWU staff Murray Hall and Deanna Schick on board for 2010 Summer Games.

Trinity Western University’s Murray Hall and Deanne Schick were both recently nominated to the Board of Directors for the Township of Langley 2010 BC Summer Games Society.

Trinity Western University is pleased to announce that Murray Hall, Director of Spartan Athletics and Deanna Schick Assistant Professor of Human Kinetics have been elected to the Board of Directors for the Township of Langley 2010 BC Summer Games Society. Individuals nominated last fall have now been selected to fill the 17 member board and consist of a cross section of business and sport industry professionals from the Langley area. The Board of Directors will oversee the operations of the Summer Games which take place July 22-25th 2010, working with partners, volunteers and other organizations.

Hall is no stranger to sport administration, having made a career as a high-level coach and trainer. He has published many articles and book chapters on various subjects, including administration, jet lag, and sport ethics, and was honoured with the International Athletic Director of the Year in 2001/02 by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. He has also served as a board member with the CIS and been a trustee with the BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum since 2005.

In addition to being an Assistant Professor at TWU, Schick is an athletic therapist and a concussion care consultant in the Lower Mainland. She was recently a part of Canada's medical team for the Paralympic Games in Beijing and is now the Supervisor of Athletic Therapy for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

HallMurrey-printSays Hall, "Being positioned with the top provincial and government sport leaders is a great thing for Trinity Western, and for me professionally. Working with these top leaders in 33 sports, with thousands of athletes, coaches and officials will be an exciting opportunity - it is an honour to have been nominated and then confirmed by Langley Township mayor and council."

HKIN-SchickDeanna-mediumSchick also enthusiastic about this opportunity says, "It is certainly an honour to be chosen. It means that the community of Langley entrusts me with this responsibility. I believe I am the first athletic therapist in this position and it will help bring recognition to our profession. My dad was very involved in provincial summer games while I was growing up and he has instilled in me a desire to help kids in sport. It feels good to give back to the community in this way."

In a news release distributed on April 27th, Mayor Rick Green said of the Directors, "We are grateful that these hardworking and dedicated individuals have agreed to take on this responsibility over the next 16 months. We look forward to seeing what they accomplish, and anticipate that the Township of Langley 2010 BC Summer Games will be one of the best in the event's history."

Trinity Western University, in Langley, B.C., is an independent Christian liberal arts and sciences university enrolling approximately 4000 students. TWU offers 42 undergraduate majors, ranging from biotechnology, education, nursing, theatre and music, to psychology, communications and biblical studies. TWU's 16 graduate degree programs include counseling psychology, business, theology, linguistics, and leadership, and interdisciplinary degrees in English, philosophy and history. TWU holds Canada Research Chairs in Dead Sea Scroll Studies, Developmental Genetics and Disease, and Interpretation, Religion & Culture.


Last Updated: 2009-05-20
Author: Erin Mussolum