Adeline Veronica Sampson

first_img She was baptized Catholic at an early age and devoted her life to Christ. She attended mass at St. James Catholic Church.Adeline was an active member of the Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary #164. She departed this life Sunday, July 26, 2020 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital.Adeline leaves to cherish her memories, her daughters, Tonia Bibbs and Ebony Mitchell (Michael); her brothers, Arthur “Pean” Sampson, Jr. (Mary), Allen Sampson (Enola) and Relius Trent; grandchildren, D’Ante Romar, Sr., Herlin Romar, Jr., Gabrielle Bibbs, L’Oreal Bibbs, Gary Bibbs, Jr., Michael Mitchell II, Jordan Mitchell and Myles Mitchell; one great-grandson, D’Ante Romar, Jr. and one great-granddaughter on the way, D’Mani Romar; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.Visitation will be Friday, August 7, 2020 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Gabriel Funeral Home Chapel with funeral services to follow at 1 p.m. Adeline Veronica Sampson was born in Mansura, LA to Arthur Sampson and Eleanor Nash Sampson.last_img read more

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UWF Athletics Hall of Fame Profile: Dr. Judy Bense

first_imgThey say your legacy will shape the future and for the woman from Panama City who rolled up her shirt sleeves and got to work, her legacy at the University of West Florida is one of the largest in school history. She began her career at UWF as a member of the archeology faculty from 1980-2008 and will transition to her role as UWF President Emeritus and Professor of Anthropology/Archaeology. The 2016-17 class will be inducted on Friday, Jan. 13 at Scenic Hills Country Club at UWF. The event will start with a social at 6 p.m., and the dinner and program will follow at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Karen Emmons at [email protected] or 850.474.3312. Print Friendly Version While serving as the fifth president at UWF from 2008-2016, Judy Bense shaped the university in a way few had ever done up to this point. A large part of that came with her involvement in athletics. Story Links She got involved right away with the department and at the national level. She was elected chair of the NCAA Division II Presidents Council in 2014 and was the driving force behind starting football and women’s swimming & diving as intercollegiate sports. IN HER OWN WORDS”Three memorable moments stick out for me… (1) When we were able to provide athletics with the out of state tuition waivers to which they were entitled (increasing from from 18 to 94) at the beginning of my presidency in 2008-09, and to see the nearly immediate impact of our athletic teams improving their winning percentage and competing for championships; (2) Seeing four of our athletic teams win national championships; and (3) Starting football and experiencing the incredible positive and prideful transformation of the community, university and alumni that it generated.                         “Seeing how athletics have prepared the student-athletes for competing in life after UWF. Being able to see our athletes learn how to deal with losing and winning championships. DR. JUDY BENSESpecial RecognitionUWF President, 2008-16 UWF won four national championships (2008 Men’s Golf, 2011 Baseball, 2012 Women’s Soccer and 2014 Men’s Tennis) and 44 of its 89 conference titles during her tenure. The department won three GSC All-Sports Trophies, eight women’s All-Sports and three men’s All-Sports Trophies under her watch, in addition to countless player of the year, freshmen of the year and coach of the year honors. UWF Athletics Hall of Fame “It has been my pleasure and privilege to facilitate the growth and development of athletics. Adding the sports of women’s swimming and diving and football has had a tremendous positive effect for our university, alumni and community. As Athletic Director Dave Scot says so often, athletics are the “front porch” of UWF and provide the public an excellent view!” The University of West Florida Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will induct its 2016-17 Hall of Fame class on Friday, Jan. 13 at Scenic Hills Country Club at UWF. One of the seven inductees will be profiled each day leading up to the HOF Weekend, and this week’s final inductee is former UWF President Dr. Judy Bense.last_img read more

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Ill Zverev beaten at Indian Wells, Osaka through

first_imgA sick Alexander Zverev was sent packing from the BNP Paribas Open with a 6-3 6-1 defeat by fellow German Jan-Lennard Struff in the third round at Indian Wells, California on Monday.The night match between world number one Novak Djokovic, who is playing his first tournament since his Australian Open triumph in January, and Philipp Kohlschreiber was suspended with the top seed leading 1-0.Struff saved all four break points he faced and took barely an hour to clinch his first career win over Zverev in five attempts.“I have been sick for a week. That hasn’t changed unfortunately,” third seed Zverev told reporters. “I think I just got unlucky, got a virus somewhere and that’s how it is.”Zverev lost to Nick Kyrgios in the final of the Acapulco tournament in Mexico nine days ago.He said his main focus was to recover for the Miami Open that starts in Florida next week.Next up for 55th-ranked Struff will be Canadian 13th seed Milos Raonic, who had his hands full before prevailing against American qualifier Marcos Giron 4-6 6-4 6-4.“He came up with the goods and definitely pushed me to the brink there where I was getting a little bit frustrated,” Raonic told reporters after converting three of his 12 break points.“I think I created a lot of chances and a few maybe I didn’t take the way I would have liked but he also stepped up well on his chances.“I just kept missing opportunities. I could have drifted off a few times mentally.”Giron rued what might have been after failing to capitalise on a winning position.“Even though he’s a big favourite, it still hurts to lose, being up a break in the third,” said the world 217.“He really stayed disciplined. He kept fighting and putting ball in the court and I made a few mistakes. I think he showed why he’s one of the best players.”Seventh seed Dominic Thiem beat Gilles Simon 6-3 6-1 while Croat Ivo Karlovic defeated Indian qualifier Prajnesh Gunneswaran 6-3 7-6(3).In the women’s draw, world number one Naomi Osaka powered into the fourth round after a 6-4 6-2 victory over Danielle Collins.The 21-year-old Japanese had a shaky start when she was broken early in the first set but quickly found her groove and broke the American four times and struck 29 winners to advance.The U.S. and Australian Open champion, who is also defending the title at Indian Wells, will next face Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic, who beat Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-4 6-2.The duo were joined in the fourth round by seven-times Grand Slam champion Venus Williams, who defeated qualifier Christina McHale 6-2 7-5.The 38-year-old Williams, who showed her mettle in the second round where she upset world number three Petra Kvitova, will meet unseeded German Mona Barthel in the fourth round.“I feel definitely more comfortable going into that match than, for example, today,” Williams told reporters.“I had never played McHale before, so you feel like you don’t really know what’s going to happen.Earlier, Latvian 11th seed Anastasija Sevastova became the latest player to be stuck down with a viral illness at the tournament.Sevastova was down 5-0 in the first set of her third round match with Estonian 21st seed Anett Kontaveit when she retired.Her departure came less than 24 hours after Serena Williams was unable to continue her match on Sunday, also citing a viral illness.Among those women still feeling healthy, three-times grand slam champion Angelique Kerber battled back to beat Russian qualifier Natalia Vikhlyantseva 3-6 6-1 6-3.Kerber took a while to warm to her task on a cool morning in the California desert.“She was playing really fast and flat, so that was something I was not really expecting,” the German said of her opponent.“I was trying to adjust, especially with my movement at the end of the first set and beginning of the second, and I think that was the key to coming back.”Fifth seed Karolina Pliskova was not at her very best but still prevailed 6-3 6-2 over Ysaline Bonaventure.“I felt somehow strange and the match was strange,” said Pliskova.last_img read more

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