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Bloomfield College Professor to Participate in Seminar on Ancient Greece
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Bloomfield College Celebrates Class of 2017 at 144th Commencement
“We may not be able to change the world, but we can make a world of change to the people around us,” said US Senator Cory A. Booker. “Just a smile, just a kind act, just a note of encouragement can transform the spirit of another person on their journey.”
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The Historical Society of Bloomfield to Present at Bloomfield College
On May 23, 2017 the Historical Society of Bloomfield, in collaboration with Bloomfield College, Bloomfield Morris Canal Greenway Committee, and the Bloomfield Recreation Department, will present “The Story of the Morris Canal in Bloomfield: From its Heyday as Freight Transportation System to Modern Urban Greenway."
Bloomfield College's 144th Commencement Just Days Away
Commencement will include remarks from honorary degree recipients U.S. Senator Cory A. Booker, award-winning ABC 7 News anchor Lori Stokes, and Dr. Melissa Nobles, Kenan Sahin Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Paul Lewandowski joins U.S. Water Polo on international tour

By: Andrew Mees, Director of College and Athletics Communications              andrew_mees@bloomfield.edu

For Bloomfield faculty member Dr. Paul Lewandowski, a lifetime spent in the water turned into an unforgettable opportunity to see his favorite sport played at its highest level - halfway around the world.

An adjunct professor in anatomy and physiology, Lewandowski spent the early part of summer on an amazing journey abroad, serving as the team chiropractor this May for the United States Men’s Water Polo team on their trip to Shanghai, China for the FINA (Fédération Internationale de Natation or International Swimming Federation) World League Prelims.

The team made the voyage even more special with their play, winning the international competition that serves as a precursor to the World League Super Final, which was held in Dubai June 16-21. The victory was the program’s first in international competition in nearly 10 years, giving Lewandowski a front-row seat to one of the most significant triumphs in its history.

“To be accepted by the athletes and feel like I truly had something to contribute to help them win a championship was an incredible feeling,” said Lewandowski. “After playing the sport for most of my life, to be able to sit on the bench next to those elite athletes and watch them perform was really a dream come true.”

The 10-day journey served as the culmination of 40 years in aquatic sports for Dr. Lewandowski, who owns a private practice in Boonton, N.J. in addition to his teaching duties at Bloomfield. Recruited to swim for the New York Athletic Club at age 16, he also played water polo for the organization; eventually reaching the college level and competing in both sports at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, N.Y. He eventually returned to the NYAC to teach both sports in Saturday sessions for children ages 8-16, a position he still holds.

It was there that he met U.S. Water Polo’s chief physician, Dr. Naresh Rao, and was approached about a temporary role with the team for their trip to Shanghai. His professional knowledge and acumen for the sport made him the perfect candidate for the job, allowing he and his family to see a historic city and its various landmark locations – including The Bund, its signature waterfront area – while helping the team capture a tournament victory.

"While we didn’t have very much time to explore, it was great to experience a different culture while we were there,” he said. “It was great to see all the special places within the city on our last day there; it was really a great ending to a wonderful trip.”

Owning his own practice for 29 years, Lewandowski has earned a New Jersey Top Doc Award in both 2013 and 2014, and is a member of the Phi Chi Omega International Chiropractic Honor Society. Providing chiropractic care and helping to guide students for nearly three decades, he hopes his current pupils will take an important lesson from his summer experience.

“I hope that my experiences with the team will help show my students at Bloomfield that your body is a delicate balance,” he said when asked of his trip’s potential impact on Bloomfield’s undergrads. “Early intervention is the best practice to achieve that balance. The young men I had the opportunity to work with are some of the best athletes in the world, and they utilized my care when even the slightest thing felt wrong. I hope by sharing my experience, they will take that lesson to heart.”