SPRINGFIELD — The Calvary Baptist Church and the River Valley Ridge Riders are hosting the 4th Annual Blessing of the Bikers, Sunday, May 20, at 11:30 a.m. The motorcycle procession takes place at the Calvary Baptist Church at 156 Main St. in Springfield and all are invited.
There will be plenty of fun and activities for everyone including, a barbecue, live music, raffle prizes, and an award will be given out for “Best Bike Trophy, People’s Choice” in honor of the late Robert Egan of Springfield.
After 28 years with the same leader, the College of St. Joseph in Rutland has a new president.
After a nine-month search for a successor, Mr. Jack Facey, chairman of the CSJ board of trustees, has announced that Dr. Richard Lloyd has been named as the new president and will assume his post on July 1 of this year.
Lloyd is presently dean emeritus and professor of English at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska. “Of special interest is his recent involvement at Hastings Collegeas vice president for college initiatives. In this role he directed admissions, communications and marketing, and financial aid—areas of special interest to colleges operating in today’s competitive market,” according to CSJ.
Board Chair Facey believes that Dr. Lloyd is ideally suited to become CSJ’s next president. “He will be able to build on the institutional strengths developed by Dr. Miglorie and bring the college into its next stage of development. Our board is delighted to appoint a new president who has so much administrative virtuosity and interest in continuing the development of CSJ.”
Dr. Lloyd earned his bachelor of arts at Hastings College and went on to earn a master of arts in English atEmporiaStateUniversity. He completed his Ph. D. in English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has been married to his wife, Monica, for 26 years and has two grown children, Meggan and Zach.
Dr. Lloyd plans to move to Rutland before assuming his post.
He recognizes the opportunities and challenges that CSJ faces as it moves into the future and looks forward to becoming part of the CSJ community and theRutlandregion. “I understand the commitment it takes to build, sustain, and nourish a college, and it has been an absolute pleasure learning how that mission has been carried out at theCollegeofSt. Joseph. I am so excited that Monica and I will get to experience that dedication on a daily basis, and that we will have the opportunity to support and continue the rich legacies and traditions of CSJ. I am honored and deeply humbled to serve as president. I want to express my many thanks to the entire CSJ community, to the search committee, to President Miglorie, to the Sisters of St. Joseph, and to the Board of Trustees for welcoming us to CSJ.”