1988 - 1989

Director: Joseph Murray

Assistant Coaches: David Rudel and Robert Nelligan

Officer Body

  • President: Alan Bastin

  • Vice President: Bill Melrose

  • Secretary: Theresa Messina

  • Treasurer: Jamie Forchheimer

  • Historian: Sara Pula

Award Recipients

  • Best Act:  Chairs - Paul Belliveau, Spencer Boileau, and Larry Wilson

  • Best Female Trouper: Jamie Forchheimer

  • Best Male Trouper: Alan Bastin

1988-89 “Six O'Clock News”

"Life offers so many possibilities.  Why sell yourself short by using drugs?"

- Daniel McDougal (1989 Home Show Program) 

A new assistant joined the coaching staff this year. Dave Rudel, recent alumnus and Best Trouper, took a position in the College of Health and Human Performance and assisted Dr. Murray in the day to day running of the Troupe.

The Troupe traveled extensively during that road show season, with shows throughout Maryland, and in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

The theme for Home Show was "Six O'Clock News", with Tom Fennelly serving as anchor of the GMKA News.  The lead story was the "Prison Inmates Escape" (Vaulting).  There were several human interest stories such as the "Brave Boy Scouts" on the parallel bars  and "Construction Worker Injured" (Comedy Balance Beam by Imran Razvi).

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