Congratulations to Emeritus Professor Anthony T. Leach, who was honored by his undergraduate alma mater, Lebanon Valley College, with the institution's Distinguished Alumnus Award on October 13, 2019. The award ceremony was held at the Mund Student Center on the college's campus and included a video about Leach's career and remarks by the college president, Lewis Thane.
That afternoon, Leach conducted the world premiere of a mixed choir and organ arrangement of the hymn "When Morning Gilds the Skies" at the conclusion of Lebanon Valley College's annual homecoming choral concert. Leach commissioned the arrangement, written by Penn State alumnus Donté A. Ford (B.A. ’14), to honor his undergraduate choral conductor and organ teacher, Pierce Getz (1929-2007).