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Joining the Lafayette athletic department in Janurary 1992, Barb Lipkin heads up the academic enhancement program for the College's student-athletes.

A seasoned athletic administrator and coach, Lipkin returned to higher education after serving as assistant director for women's athletics at Lehigh from 1977-80. Her appointment culminated a successful coaching career that spanned seven years and four sports. Lipkin served as head volleyball coach from 1974-80, head women's baketball coach for two season from 1974-76, head women's lacrosse coach for three seasons from 1974-76, and three years as head women's tennis mentor from 1977-79.

Lipkin earned her bachelor of science degree in physical education from West Chester University in 1970 and her master of science degree in health and physical education from Penn State in 1974.

While at Lafayette, Lipkin has developed and implemented a peer-mentoring program for student-athletes. She has been a member of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics since 1993 and regularly attends the National Tutoring Association Annual Conference.

Lipkin resides in Easton with her husband, Phil, and their two children, Jeffrey and Andrea.

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Bright has served the past five years as an Assistant Coordinator for the Academic Resource Center. She provides assistance with study skills and the peer-tutoring program.

Bright graduated from South Carolina State University with a degree in English. She has also received additional training and education from the University of Conneticut's Postsecondary Training Institute, the College Reading and Learning Association and the National Association for Developmental Education. She is a member of the National Association of Academic Advising for Athletics.

Bright resides on College Hill with her husband, George, and their two children, George II and Tara.

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Ruebeck joined the Academic Resource Center staff in the fall of 2002. Her primary responsibility is working with students who have learning disabilities.

Prior to her arrival on College Hill, Reubeck worked as a reading specialist, special education evaluator and elementary teacher.

She received her bachelor's degree in education from the University of Michigan and her master's degree in reading, language and learning disabilities from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Reubeck resides in Easton with her husband, Chris, and their three children, Hannah, Josh and Noah.

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