Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Bill Lowry '84 Holds Court with the Foresters!

On Tuesday, August 21, the Lake Forest football team was introduced to Bill Lowry COMPANY BIOGRAPHY, a member of the Charter Trustees for the College, and a Managing Shareholder at Nyhan, Bambrick, Kinzie & Lowry P.C.

Lowry an alum of Lake Forest College’s class of 1984, was named one of Chicago’s Super Lawyers,  in 2010 and has repeated each year since.

Lowry’s appearance before the team was a crucial addition the Winner’s Manual Speakers Series; the series, which coincides with a 280+ page manual described by Coach Cat as a “lifeline when off the field.”

Lowry introduced himself with anecdotes that were personally relatable to the players from his time at Lake Forest College.

"You [LFC Football Players] embody all that is special about the student/athlete experience. An experience rooted in education in the classroom and learning outside of the classroom. And what better way is there to learn about yourself and others than through athletics."

Many of the players seemed to be siting up and shaking their heads in unison to show understanding and support of Lowry’s statements. When asking different players a few days later, many of them seemed to remember Lowry talking about the players aside from their gameplay which touched many of the players to know that someone recognized them beyond their jersey numbers.

“He [Lowry] said we [Lake Forest College Football] displayed leadership qualities on a daily basis on the field”—said one junior.

Sophomore John Preston commented, “He was the best speaker we have had. He was intense, and passionate about Lake Forest, and that was awesome to see.”

“I was pumped to hear from an alum who still sees our school and program as something special, just like those of us that are still involved,” said freshman Luke Capone.