SRU Good News for Dec. 7, 2011
McComas receives Lions Club International honors
Bob McComas, Slippery Rock University sports information director and a 1982 SRU master’s degree graduate, has received a Certificate of Appreciation from Wing-Kun Tam of China and president of Lions Clubs International.
The award was presented at the Lions Clubs’ District 14-N Fall Rally in Beaver Falls.
The certificate honored McComas’ work on the district and state levels. He serves as president of the Slippery Rock Lions Club, chair for the six-club northern Butler County zone and as the district’s global membership chair.
He also coordinated creation of the Campus Lions Club at Slippery Rock University that was officially chartered by Lions Clubs International last July. He assisted with the creation of the Lawrence County Area Lions Club that was chartered last June and was a member of the organizing committee for the 2011 Multiple District 14 state convention in Cranberry Township last May.
On behalf of the Slippery Rock Lions Club, McComas also accepted the District 14-N Class C District Governor’s Contest first-place award presented to the top club in the district with 25 or fewer members as of July 1, 2010.
McComas is in his 12th year as The Rock’s SID and member of the University Public Relations staff.
In addition to his work with Lions, he serves as president of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference SID organization. He is the Atlantic Region representative on the Division II SID national board, Division II representative on the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association board of directors and the national chair for both the Gene Upshaw Division II Lineman of the Year Award and the NCBWA weekly national poll.
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