Assistant professor of communications at Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pat Farabaugh ’93 published his second book in March.
An Unbreakable Bond: The Brotherhood of Maurice Stokes and Jack Twyman details the life of Stokes, a Saint Francis alumnus and 1950s National Basketball Association star, and the support of Twyman, his teammate and friend. Twyman became Stokes’s legal guardian and worked tirelessly to raise money for his medical bills following an accident in a 1958 NBA game that left Stokes paralyzed and under hospital care until his death in 1970.
The friendship of Stokes, who was African American, and Twyman, who was Caucasian, was especially noteworthy given the racial tensions of the era.
Pat, a former sports information director at Saint Francis, was a faculty member in the IUP Journalism Department from 2007 to 2011.
Find more information on the Saint Francis University website.