VP for Enrollment and Student Affairs
Dennis Murphy, Neumann University vice president for enrollment and student affairs, has been elected to the Monsignor Bonner Hall of Fame. Murphy graduated from Bonner in 1968. He was one of six children to attend the school.
Induction into the Bonner Hall of Fame recognizes alumni for their dedication, commitment, and accomplishments. Murphy was nominated by Ed Hastings, director of the Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development at Neumann. “I nominated Dennis because of how he was severely wounded in Vietnam. He went back into fire to save one of the men in his company,” he said.
Murphy was severely wounded in Vietnam, taking five bullets to his back and one grazing his head ad he was trying to save one of his fellow soldiers. He spent six months in the Valley Forge Hospital after having surgery and spending time in the hospital in Japan. He was nominated for the Medal of Honor by his captain, but received the Silver Star for his valor and courage instead.
Throughout his career Murphy has achieved many awards and commendations including the Presidential Citation for Outstanding Community Achievement, Villanova University College Medallion, and the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society Service Award. He has served as the chair of the communications committee for the Pennsylvania Association of Catholic College Admissions Officers and a board member of Partnership TMA of Montgomery County.
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