Faith Hope + Lunch is a program offered by the Neumann University Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development. In this series, students will have the chance to learn about and reflect on a life well lived.

On March 29, 2012, the ISSCD had the pleasure of welcoming Dennis Murphy for the next installment of FH+L, as we learned more about his life, work and faith in a talk titled “Sacrifice.”

Dennis Murphy, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs at Neumann University for the past eight years has worked in higher education for over 35 years in various occupations. Dennis has been in Admissions and Financial Aid at Bucks and Montgomery County Community Colleges, Villanova University, Gwynedd Mercy College, the American College in Bryn Mawr and a two-year stint with a big eight accounting firm, Laventhal and Howarth in National Training and Development.

He is proud to say that he has lived and worked in all five Philadelphia area counties. Dennis has used his knowledge of the area, his contacts and his interest in making the Delaware Valley a better place to live and work as part of his persona. And he is not changing anytime soon.

Dennis is a proud graduate of Msgr. Bonner High School where he cheered on Dr. Ed Hastings in football and basketball. He describes himself as a “B” level athlete who played football, basketball, baseball year-round but was never good enough to make the high school teams. He ran cross-country while in high school.

He attended Delaware County Community College as one of its first students the fall of 1968. Upon receiving his draft number in December of 69, Dennis enlisted in the regular Army and served in an infantry company as a grenadier along the Laos border.

Upon returning from active duty he completed his undergraduate degree at West Chester State College and his Masters in Educational Counseling at Villanova University prior to starting his career in higher education.

Dennis has been married to his wife Anne for 37 years. They have three adult daughters, Caiti, Maura and Lupita.

(Introduction by Tikki Tsang, student at Neumann University / Program by the Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development)

(music courtesy of Kevin MacLeod,