(Louis) Sam Schwerdtfeger, Jr. '94

(Louis) Sam Schwerdtfeger, Jr. '94

Kansas Newman College (1973-1998)

Congratulations to Sam Schwerdtfeger, who is one of four California educators to receive the 2010 Jewish Educator Award from the Milken Family Foundation.  Schwerdtfeger is an athletic director at Valley Beth Shalom School in Encino, CA and has developed one of the region's strongest sports programs at the Woodland Hills school, where 8 years ago there were no gym or physical education classes.  Sam attended Garden City Community College and played basketball and ran track, then completed his education at Newman University.  The Milken Award includes a $15,000 cash prize.