DV Hall of Fame honors four new inductees over homecoming weekend

     The Delaware Valley Hall of Fame inducted four new members on Oct. 9. Lindsay Sabo Gonzalez and Joe Kennedy have become members of the athletic wing, and Edward S. Nikles and Matthew M. Osterberg are now members of the academic wing. 

     At the homecoming game on Saturday, the inductees were made honorary captains of the football team. The induction ceremony and banquet were held at the Tom Quick Inn on Sunday. 

     Gonzalez is currently a math teacher at DVMS and graduated in 2003. She was a two-sport athlete at King’s College, where she played field hockey and lacrosse. She played field hockey, basketball and track and field at DV and still holds many school records in field hockey. 

     Kennedy was Delaware Valley’s first individual state champion for wrestling. He graduated in 2008 and later wrestled at Lehigh University.  At Lehigh, Kennedy became an NCAA All-American wrestler and received degrees in earth and environmental science and environmental policy design. He now manages a biotechnology company in Maryland. 

     “DV has had a huge impact on me. The people and teachers all shaped me to be who I am today,” Kennedy said. 

     Nikles graduated from Delaware Valley in 1959 and later from Williamson College of the Trades. He is the co-founder of Ed Nikles Custom Builder Inc., which has become one of the most popular homebuilding companies in the Northeast. Additionally, he has been a part of many different builders’ associations at the national, state and local levels.

     Osterberg is a 1976 DV graduate who has been a member of the Milford Borough for over 20 years.  He earned a degree in history from Pennsylvania State University. He now serves as one of the Pike County Commissioners and is involved in public service in the Pike County community. 

     “This weekend has been very humbling. This shows people appreciate what I’ve been doing for the community, and I’m very grateful for that,” Osterberg said.