Archival pigment print of Rick Lenker, measuring 16x20 inches.
This project was made possible with the support of a Civic Engagement Grant from the Ursinus Center for Advocacy, Responsibility and Engagement (UCARE).
Many people will agree that Rick is the face of Wismer here at Ursinus College. Rick has been working in the food service industry since he got out of high school. He went back to college when he was 36 to get a degree in teaching. He’s been working at Ursinus for 10 years, and has worked at seven other schools. He is a dedicated employee of upper Wismer, and many of the students here at Ursinus know him. One student commented, “Once I was walking through Wismer and he asked me how my day was. When I said ‘good and how’s yours?’ he just said ‘That’s good.’ and walked away. He’s devoted to us students, and it’s obvious that he cares about us.” Rick says that it’s the community that makes his job so special, but I think the students agree that he is a highlight in their day.
Rick isn’t only devoted to Ursinus. He has a family whom he loves and he is beyond proud of them. He enjoys spending his time with his family, and making memories. Outside of work he’s often riding his Harley Davidson, playing a round of golf, or taking photographs. Rick isn’t going to be staying with us at Ursinus much longer, but he will always keep his title as the face of Wismer.
Copyright of the underlying work is held by the artist. The digital image presented here is for educational purposes only and is not for commercial use.
student art, 2015, documentary photography, Ursinus College, staff, portrait, photograph, archival pigment print