Gene W. Mulvihill, Sr. 1956
Gene W. Mulvihill, Sr. earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Lehigh in 1956. While a student, he was a member of the men’s golf team and Delta Chi fraternity. After graduation, Mulvihill served as an infantry platoon leader in the Marine Corps. He then ran his own Wall Street firm, followed by the founding of several venture firms including Ribi Immunochem, one of the leading suppliers of cancer vaccines.
Mulvihill was a founding partner of S&S Power, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of vertical amusement rides. In 1992, he opened Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, NJ, which operates seven golf courses, several spas, hotels, and award-winning restaurants and wine cellar. Mulvihill also owned Wine Scanner, Inc., which offers a service that scans for the presence of spoilage products in wines.
Mulvihill remained active as a volunteer for Lehigh, serving on the National Leadership Committee, as a member of the Career Advisory Network, and on his class’s 45th reunion committee. In 2008, his ongoing support of the university made possible the opening of the Mulvihill Golf Learning Center on Goodman Campus. The state-of-the-art facility provides a quality indoor and outdoor practice facility for the men’s and women’s varsity golf programs, as well as a venue for community use.
Gene W. Mulvihill, Sr. passed away on October 27, 2012, but his contributions to a wide range of industries including cellular broadcast and magnetic resonance imaging will continue to impact society for years to come. He is survived by his wife, Gail, and six children, including Gene, Jr. ’80, and Christopher ’91.