Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/4/10
From Press Releases
Pop quiz Philly lax fan: What Attorney General and current Governor-elect was also a standout college lacrosse player in the commonwealth?
Attorney General Tom Corbett ’71, a Lebanon Valley College alumnus and former lacrosse player, was elected as the 46th governor of Pennsylvania late Tuesday.
Corbett attended LVC from 1967 to 1971, playing on the lacrosse team and helping LVC to the 1968 MAC championship. He and his teammates were honored by the LVC Athletic Hall of Fame in fall 2009 for their achievements. Corbett also paid a visit to LVC last month as the football halftime guest on WMSS’ radio broadcast.
Corbett will be inaugurated on Jan. 18, 2011 at the state Capitol. Susan Manbeck Corbett, his wife of 38 years, is a member of LVC’s Class of 1972.
Corbett completed his undergraduate education at Lebanon Valley College where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science. He received his juris doctor degree from St. Mary’s University Law School, and practiced law with the Allegheny County district attorney’s office. In 1980, he became an assistant U.S. Attorney, and was appointed to serve as U.S. attorney by President George H.W. Bush from 1988 to 1992. Corbett completed an unfinished term as attorney general in the mid-1990s, and was elected attorney general in 2004, and re-elected in 2008.
While a student at LVC, Corbett was a member of the lacrosse team, a lifeguard, and a member of Phi Lambda Sigma – a social fraternity founded in 1867. He has said he especially valued his coursework in political science with Dr. Alex Fehr, LVC Class of 1950, who encouraged him to pursue a career in public service, and in history with Dr. Elizabeth Geffen, where he recounted that he learned to think critically about cultural, political, scientific, and technical influences. Corbett received the 2008 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the College.