Eight-year-old heart patient joins UB women’s gymnastics team

An eight-year-old whose battle with life-threatening cardiovascular disease has not diminished the giant size of her courageous heart has joined the University of Bridgeport women's gymnastics program.

Amber Lehrman of Stratford, CT, was welcomed as an honorary member at joyous draft day ceremony that was held in the University’s Wheeler Recreation Center on December 13, 2018.

UB martial arts studies major a winner at the World Taekowndo Poomsae Championships

Edward Jeong, a sophomore Martial Arts Studies major at the University of Bridgeport, has won the bronze medal at the World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships that were held October 30 to November 2 in Mexico.

Last year, Jeong finished seventh in the world.

Martial Arts Studies Program Chairman Dr. Yongbom Kim called Jeong “a hardworking, exceptional, accomplished athlete and dedicated student.”