Rosemary Deniken Blankley ’57
Rosemary Deniken Blankley played Varsity Field Hockey, Basketball and Lacrosse during all four years of college. A leader as well as a student-athlete, she was Captain of the Field Hockey team her junior and senior years and President of the Athletic Association her senior year.
While representing Arcadia, Rosemary also was asked to represent her country, playing on the U.S. Hockey Team in 1955 and 1956. In 1956, she was on the U.S. Touring team to Australia. She would play a total of five years on the U.S. team and one year on the U.S. Reserve team.
Rosemary is a Charter member of Collingswood High School Hall of Fame and the South Jersey Al Carino Basketball of Fame. She played 2nd team South Jersey All Century Traditional Basketball Team and received the Field Hockey Club of South Jersey Distinguished Player Award for Hockey Achievement.
As an alumna, Rosemary has received the Mary Louise Wolf Award and Golden Disc Award for her dedication to Arcadia University. She has served as National Chair of the Arcadia Annual Fund for many years, is Chair of the Alumni Fund, and Fund Agent for the Class of 1957. In 2007, she became a lifetime Trustee, having served on the Board of Trustees since 1993.