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Antoinette Iadarola
President
Cabrini College
610 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA 19087

February 17, 2005

Dear Dr. Iadarola,

I am outraged and saddened at the decision not to renew Coach Dzikís contract. This has not only given the college a black eye, but is a slap in the face to all past and present Cabrini College students who love and respect this man, not only as the head basketball coach, but a father figure and mentor to every student that got to know him.

I was fortunate enough to have two of my children graduate from Cabrini College. At Cabriniís open house in 1994, my son, Roman met Coach Dzik. Roman decided to attend Cabrini, not for the modern facilities, because Roman played 3 years in the old gymnasium, but because of his initial meeting with the coach.

As the recent alumni basketball game proved, Roman was not the only student that came to Cabrini because of Coach Dzik. I sat in the stands with my husband and listened as the former players were introduced. These players dated back to the 1980ís. They were not there to play basketball, but to honor a man that gave his all to the Cabrini community.

Coach Dzik deserves to receive his 500th win at Cabrini College where he unselfishly dedicated his whole life.

I know I can speak for both of my children. Michelle, Roman and I would like to be removed from any future mailings. We can no longer support a college, nor recommend this college to potential students, after the disgraceful way this administration handled this situation.

As a Catholic institution, that is supposed to teach love and respect for all, the Cabrini administration dropped the ball on this one. May God forgive you for your thoughtless selfish decision.

Sincerely,

Diane Gabriel

Parent of Roman (99) and Michelle (00)