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Virginia Wesleyan College Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) Larry Hultgren has been selected as a 2016 NCAA Division III FAR Fellow. The professor of philosophy and director of the College's PORTfolio Program is one of only 30 fellows selected to participate in the FAR Fellows Institute Oct. 14-16 at the NCAA national office in Indianapolis. The three-day professional development program will provide a thorough examination of best practices and issues surrounding the role and responsibility of the FAR, help develop the leadership skills necessary to carry out their responsibilities on campus and in their conference, and strengthen the network of FARs needed to serve on conference, divisional and association-wide committees. A FAR's primary role is to ensure that an institution maintains appropriate balance between academics and intercollegiate athletics. Hultgren, along with Associate Professor English Susan Larkin, has been designated as a FAR by Virginia Wesleyan to serve as a liaison between the institution and the Athletics Department, and also as a representative of the College in ODAC and NCAA affairs. Hultgren is Virginia Wesleyan’s longest-standing faculty member; the upcoming academic year will mark his 47th year of teaching at the College.