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Bentley College Sports Information Director Dick Lipe Inducted into College Sports Information Directors of America Hall Of Fame

June 30, 2002

WALTHAM, Mass.- Dick Lipe, sports information director at Bentley College, has been named as one of three 2002 inductees into the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Hall of Fame. Lipe will be honored July 1 at the annual CoSIDA Workshop Kickoff Luncheon in Rochester, New York.

Lipe has been named the 2002 recipient of the Warren Berg Award as well, which annually is given to a CoSIDA college division member who has made outstanding contributions to the field of college sports information and who, by his or her activities, has brought dignity and prestige to the profession. Lipe will also receive a 25-Year Award from CoSIDA as he celebrates a quarter-century in the profession this year.

In addition, Lipe will receive the 2002 Irving T. Marsh Service Bureau Award from ECAC-SIDA at its annual convention in Lowell, MA on June 6. The Irving T. Marsh Awards are given annually to a University and College Division ECAC Sports Information Directors Association member who, in the opinion of the ECAC-SIDA membership and Executive Board, has exhibited excellence in the field of sports information. First presented in 1966, the awards are named after Irving T. Marsh, the ECAC Service Bureau founder and director until his retirement in 1973.

"Dick is a wonderful asset to the athletic program and to the college," said Bob Minetti, vice president for institutional advancement at Bentley College. "He is phenomenal. We are very, very lucky to have him here at Bentley."

Lipe has been a mainstay in Bentley College athletics for the past 25 years. A 1977 graduate of Bentley, Lipe began as the college's first full-time sports information director on July 1 of that same year. His duties include coordinating all sports publicity and public relations for the athletic department, which includes 23 varsity sports. In 1993, he was inducted into the Bentley College Athletic Hall of Fame and in 1996, he received the Lester Jordan Award from CoSIDA for his outstanding contributions to the Academic All-America® program. A member of the CoSIDA Academic All-America Committee since 1979, Lipe has served as the committee's chair since 1994. He is the 2000 recipient of the Elmore Hudgins Sports Information Award from the All-America Football Foundation.

A past president of the Eastern College Athletic Conference Sports Information Directors Association (ECAC-SIDA), Lipe has served on the CoSIDA Board of Directors as a college division representative. He has also served as information director for the Northeast-10 Conference, the New England Football Conference and the Eastern Football Conference.

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