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Sustaining Student Gkiaiity Through Enrollment Management 



World-class Marathoner Mary Aiico Runs in Greeee 




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Fellows 



After reading this issue 's article on enrollment management, essentially a 
story about how we go about attracting prospective students, I could not 
help but think about the types of students we graduate. I started thinking 
about alumni. 



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dually, thinking about alumni is something I 
rarely can avoid, being the person responsible for the 
Class Notes section. Having a private school back- 
ground and the benefit of those schools" magazines 
and. in my position, having access to an abundance of 
other university magazines, one thing pops off the 
page to me about lUP alumni: You people 
really work hard. 




offer a contrast. The alumni magazine of one New England col- 
lege is full of statements from chums who bid greetings from their 
yachts as they perpetually cruise the Caribbean or from their year-long 

tours of Europe or from some wild place they've chosen for moun- 
tain climbing. Sure, some of them work, but more of them play. 

In one of our student recruitment pieces. President Lawrence 

Pettit is quoted as saying. "lUP students arc wonderful human 

beings. They're not spoiled. They're not snobbish. But they're 

very sophisticated." He is right, and that attitude doesn't stop after 

commencement. lUP alumni are the salt of the earth, the real 

movers and shakers. You are bold: You don't .seem to be afraid to 

change career paths a decade after graduation — even two decades. 

And, you are smart: So many of you earn advanced degrees. No, 

actually, you are smart jugglers: I'm always amazed at how many of 

you earn your advanced degrees with toddlers in tow or even in the 

ninth month of pregnancy. Best of all. you care about each other and seem to 

maintain lifelong friendships. 

Take, for example. Chuck Breindel "70. M'71. who told us in the summer 
issue he had resigned from his post at Virginia Commonwealth University to 
enter seminary and pursue priesthood. Or, Catherine Dunlap Miller '7?i. who in 
this issue announces she retired from one company, sold it, then bought 
another, all while cofounding a new private school. Or. Jacque Day '94. who 
is president of a new motion picture production company, is a pro- 
ducer for another company, and sits on a film-industry board. Or. 
Keith Kodosky '93, who was in the top 10 percent of his law 
class. Or, Sandy Kruckvich Brasili '84, who graduated from the 
Reporting Academy of Virginia in April and gave birth May 2. Or, 
Kiera Ritchey Lally '80 and Becky McDonald Deutsch '81, who helped 
Soni dinger Bickmore '80 and her husband, Doug, with the adoption of their 
daughter. The list goes on. 

The news you report is lively and mostly fun. Sometimes you send tear-jerk- 
ing letters, but more often you send anecdotes. Judging from your submissions 
about volunteer work, there is no question you care about your communities. 
You care deeply for your families, because you always cram their names onto 
the little Class Notes form we provide to submit your news. We should all feel 
comforted knowing you are out there taking care of things. 

I am not an alumna of ILIP. but I know who you are. You are good people. 





— Regan Houser 
Associate Editor 



CONTENTS 




Fall, 1997 
Vol. XV. No. 4 



EDITOR: 

Karen Gresh 
ASSOCIATE EDITOR: 
Regan Houser 
ASSISTANT: 
Sharon Kerr 

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR: 
Bob Fuilon 

SPECIAL ASSISTANT: 
Ronald Mabon 
STUDENT ASSISTANTS: 
Gerald Kimmel. Hilary Staples 
DESIGN CONSULTANT: 
West Side Studio, Inc. 
Durham. N.C. 
PHOTOGRAPHERS: 
John Bender. Barry Reeger, 
Jim Wakefield 

PRESIDENT OF THE 
UNIVERSITY: 

Lawrence K. Pettit 
VICE PRESIDENT 
FOR INSTITUTIONAL 
ADVANCEMENT: 
Joan M- Fisher 

lUP Mu^uzifie is published 
quarterly by Indiana University of 
Pennsylvania, a member of the State 
System of Higher Education. 

The magazine's address is Publica- 
tions Office. 322 John Sutton Hall. 
lUP. Indiana. PA 15705-1087 (tele- 
phone 412-357-3062; 
fax 412-357-7993; e-mail 
kpgresh@ grove.iup.edu). 
Correspondence regarding any 
aspect of the magazine should be 
directed to this office, 

IVP Magazine has a voluntary 
subscription program. Filteen 
dollars is a suggested gift, but any 
amount is welcome. 

© Copyright 1997 Indiana 
University of Pennsylvania. All 
rights reserved. 

lUP is committed to equal opportu- 
nity and affirmative action for its 
students, employees, and applicants. 
The university is committed to 
providing equal educational and 
employment rights to all persons 
without regard to race, color, sex, 
religion, national origin, age. 
disability, ancestry, or sexual orien- 
tation. Please direct inquiries con- 
cerning equal opportunity and affir- 
mative action to Director of Human 
Resources. lUP.G-l Sutton Hall. 
Indiana. PA 15705. 

FRONT COVER: A drilling crew 
prepares a drill string to recover 
samples from the ocean fioor. 
{ Photograph courtesy of Ocean 
Drilling Program) 



Features 



Intruders in the Dust 

Sediiiientologist Dr. 
Steven Hovan of lUP's 
Geoscience Department 
takes to sea for weeks 
at a time, collecting 
samples from the ocean 
floor. Once back at lUP, 
he uses the dust he 
isolates to unlock age- 
old secrets of the world's 
oceans and climates. 

Enrollment Management: 
Its Time Has Come 

For years. lUP and its 
peer institutions sat 
back and waited for a 
tide of able, enthusiastic 
scholars to wash onto 
their shores. Today, 
they go in search of the 
scholars whose skills 
and abilities will benefit 
most from a university 
education. 




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26 



The Long Way to Greece 

In a sport in which 
performance generally 
peaks after thirty. Mary 
Alico proves you can 
get older uiul better. 





Utestyles 
Lost and Found 
Class Notes 
Coming Up 
Births 
Marriages 
Deaths 
Name Droppers 



The flower gardens on lite main campus were even more beaulifitl this year 
llwn usual, despite adverse weather conditions. Susan Hile led a talented 
group of lUP workers who tended more than forty beds, including this one, 
which featured cleomes, next to the library between Clark and Sutton. 




FEATURE 





Intmclers 
in the Dust 



Aho\e: Swven Havan un dn 
land in a Weyaiull Hall 
classroom 

Opposite: On board ship, every 
inch and eveiy mimite count for 



By Edward Master 

Geoscience faculty member Steven Hovan collects dust. 
He's been doing it, in fact, for years. Hovan is a member of 
the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP), a scientific endeavor 
in which sediment (containing dust) is extracted from the 
ocean floor and then used to study the history of the ocean 
and variations in worldwide climate. 



An assistant professor in lUP's Geoscience 
Department, Hovan has been been doing 
dust research for about twelve years, three of 
them at lUP. He first became involved in 
ODP in 1991, when he received a fellowship while in 
pursuit of his doctorate at the University of Michigan. 
His research in paleooceanography (study of the prehis- 
toric ocean) and sedimentology (the study of sediments) 
led to his involvement in ODP. 

ODP was initiated in 1968 as the Deep Sea Drilling 
Project. Today, ODP exists as an international scientific 
venture that includes scientists from Australia, Canada, 
Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, France, the 
European Science Foundation, and the United States. 
This partnership is known as the Joint Oceanographic 
Institutions for Deep Earth Sampling (JOIDES). 

Drilling for Dust 

The dust is collected as part of core samples obtained 
via the JOIDES Resolution, a ship fitted with a deep-sea 
drilling rig. Tlie Resulution is about 470 feet long and 
70 feel wide. The top of the drilling derrick rises over 
200 feet above the water line and is capable of drilling 



to a depth of 30,000 feet. During the drilling process, 
the ship is stabilized through a computer-controlled 
series of cycloid engines. 

To extract the sediments, a drilling technique called 
piston coring is used. The technique involves a large 
hydraulic syringe that draws the toothpaste-like sedi- 
ment into a plastic sleeve with minimal disturbance to 
the sediment, while the core barrel is being pushed 
around the sediments. The core samples are produced in 
sections approximately thirty-two feet long. To retrieve 
core samples from more compact sediments, a rotating 
core barrel is attached. To drill into bedrock, a tungsten 
carbide bit is used. 

The core sample is then pulled back to the ship and 
tagged for location. The sample undergoes a series of 
bulk tests that include magnetic susceptibility, porosity, 
and thermal conductivity. Then the core sample is split 
in half, lengthwise, and photographed to record the orig- 
inal color. One-half of the core will undergo various 
testing on the ship, while the other half will be stored at 
Texas A&M University. 

After the core is split in half, Hovan acquires his own 
samples, about the size of a film canister for a SS-mm 




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Sedimentologist 
Dr. Steven Hovan of 
ILP's Geoscience . 
Department takes 
to sea for weeks at 
a time, collecting 
samples from tlie 
ocean floor. Once 
back at lUP, lie uses 
the dust he isolates 
to unlock age-old 
secrets of the 
world's oceans and 
climates. 



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The JOIDES Resolution 
departs for a research cruise 
from the Panama Canal. 



But witti all the work, 

the mundane routine, 

and the lack of life's frills while 

at sea, Hovan is extremely 

grateful for the opportunity to 

pursue his research and 

for the commitment lUP has 

made on his behalf. 



camera, for his own work. As a sedi- 

mentologist. he looks for fossils. 

analyzes color, and examines bios- 

,^ traiigraphy. He sends some samples 

' to 11 'P. where he collects his dust. 

Collecting Oust 

Upon his return to lUP. Hovan 
begins the isolation of the mineral 
dust, which takes about eight hours 
per sample. Acetic acid dissolves 
away microfossils. Sodium hydrox- 
ide or sodium carbonate clear away 
biogenic silicon. Oxidizing and 
reducing chemical reactions remove 
any rust and iron encnistations. 

With the dust isolated, Hovan can 
now determine how much dust was 
accuniLilated. how much dust was 
accumulated over time, how fast the 
dust was accumulated, and the size 
of the dust particles. Dust analysis is 
= accomplished with a Coulter 
I Counter, an instruinent originally 
' constructed for blood cell work. 
I A solution containing the dust is 
p passed through the Coulter Counter. 
s causing an electrical "jump" at a 
designated reading point. The num- 
ber of "jumps'" yields the number of dust particles, 
while the size of the "jump" indicates the size of the 
particle. 

"From how much, we determine how the supply of 
dust has changed through time," Hovan said. "If condi- 
tions give us twice as much dust in a sample, then twice 
as much dust was in the air. That indicates a change in 
the amount of dust in a source region." 

The three major source regions are eastern and central 
Asia, northwest Africa, and Arabia. The dust is trans- 
poned from these regions via atmospheric wind currents 
such as the trade winds or westerlies. Then, the dust settles 
on the ocean floor and leaves the paleoclimatic record. 

Application 

Core samples have been extracted that reach back 
into the age of the dinosaur, approximately 65 to 75 mil- 
lion years ago. Oddly enough, during this time, the pale- 
oclimatic record shows a relatively stable global cli- 
mate, even at the time when dinosaurs became extinct. 

"If we"re really going to get a handle on what we're 
doing as a human species to our climate, how we're 
influencing our climate, and the potential of global cli- 
mate change such as global warming." Hovan said. 
"we're going to have to understand how the entire cli- 
mate system is interacting. 

"If the atmosphere becomes windier, how does that 
influence other subsystems' 1 try to understand the past 
to better predict the changes in the future." 



Life at Sea 

Hovan's most recent research cruise was about 2,000 
miles from Central America in the Pacific Ocean near 
the equator. The closest land mass of note was Tahiti. 

"It was April. I scraped ice off my windshield, left 
Indiana, and Hew out to Acapulco." Hovan said. "I was 
sunburned before 1 got on the ship the next day." 

Sound exotic? Hardly. The temi cruise is misleading. 
As Hovan said, "It's not shuffleboard and buffets." 

Generally, about fifty people are on the Resolution. 
Half are scientists, and about half of those come from 
the United Slates. The rest make up the crew operating 
the ship and the contractor doing the drilling. The living 
arrangements are generally four to a room that measures 
ten by fifteen by seven feet high. Four bunks. One or 
two desks. One drawer and one locker per person. The 
toilet and showering facilities are similar to those on an 
airplane. Fortunately, the Resolution is large enough to 
have its own desalinization system, so fresh water is not 
a problem. 

The work surrounding the drilling and examination of 
the core samples is done over twelve-hour shifts. With a 
team of four sedimentologists, that amounts to two per 
shift. That's a twelve-hour shift, seven days per week, 
seven to eight weeks at sea. 

Because it's often less expensive to hire an interna- 
tional caterer, the last cruise had a Portugese food con- 
tractor. 

"Most of the food was western cuisine. Well, they 
tried to cook it that way, anyway," Hovan said. "But, 
because of the international contingent, they also tried 
to vary the food." 

The fresh fruits and vegetables are the first food to 
run out several weeks into the trip. Then it's canned 
fruit and veggies. Fresh milk also runs out fairly early 
and then it's powder time. Eggs may last the whole 
cruise. The end result is a lot of rice and meat, food 
stuffs that can take two months at sea. 

Recreation is limited. The Resolution carries a large 
selection of books and videos and has a lounge area. A 
small exercise room has a few rowing machines, bikes, 
and weights. 

The Resolution does have a doctor and a medical area 
to treat injuries. But the priority is to continue drilling. 
Returning to port is avoided if at all possible. 

Hovan says that one of the greatest challenges at sea 
is handling stress. A Scotsman once brought his bag- 
pipes along on a cruise. With such limited space, the 
Scotsman would practice in a small elevator. The sound 
reverberated throughout the ship. 

"1 don't want to hear a bagpipe again, the rest of my 
life, " Hovan said. "He didn't play very well, either." 

Stress also comes from the sea. On his last cruise, the 
Resolution actually skirted some \ery bad storms. 

"The seas were about thirty feet high. We were taking 
on some water and had to close the hatches to keep 
water from entering the ship," Hovan said. "That was 
probably the worst sea I've been on. Luckily. I didn't 
eet sick." 



4 1 U P M .'\ G A Z I N K 



Coming Home 

After two months at sea. Hovan eagerly awaits the 
serenity of home — and the quiet that accompanies it. 
The noise associated with rough seas, drilling, and 
cycloid engines is often deafening. 

"The one thing I notice when I get back to land is the 
quiet. When I get away from the ship, everything is 
quiet." Hovan said. "It doesn't matter if Tm in the mid- 
dle of a busy street. it"s quiet. And. it's something I miss 
when I'm at sea — that peace and quiet." 

But with all the work, the mundane routine, and the 
lack of life's frills while at sea. Hovan says he is 
extremely grateful for the opportunity to pursue his 
research and for the commitment lUP has made on his 
behalf. He also appreciates a side benefit that has come his 
way as a result of his participation in ODP: friendship. 



Near-Record 
ResearchAwaitis 



"One of the things I find extremely nice about the 
whole program is the friendships I make," Hovan said. 
"You tend to make really close friends when you're 
stuck together for two months and you're depending on 
them for every aspect of your life. Wherever I go in the 
world now. there's somebody I can stop and see." "^ 

Edward Muster is a former engineering writer for RCA, 
GE. and Boeing. He holds u 
degree in Earth Science from "l 
Clarion Uni\■ersit^^. 5 




ore than a mil- 
lion and a half 
dollars to fund 
research came to lUP in 
the 1996-97 fiscal year 
from outside sources. 
This figure represented 
a 24-percent increase 
over the dollar amount 
of the previous year 
and was the second 
highest research 
amount ever received 
by the university. 

Credit for this activity 
goes not only to the 
researchers themselves 
and to their deans and 
colleges but to the Office 
of Grants and Sponsored 
Research, which just 
about every year exceeds 
its own previous record 
of submitted proposals. 
The office coordinates 
requests for e.xternal 
funding contracts as well 
as those for research. 
Last year, more than 
half the three hundred 
proposals submitted 
were funded, bringing a 
total of $6.8 million to 
the university, including 
the $1.6 million for 
research. 



According to Ginger 
Brown, associate dean 
for research, several fac- 
ulty members and 
administrators received 
especially significant 
research awards in 1996- 
97. They included Timo- 
thy Austin, Criminology, 
for a study of "Peace- 
keeping in Mixed Mus- 
lim-Christian Towns: 
The Philippine Proto- 
type"; Edward Donley, 
Mathematics, for a Linic 
to Learn Project and, 
with three other profes- 
sors, for a project involv- 
ing "Transforming 3-D 
Space with Virtual Real- 
ity Modeling Language" 
(watch for more about it 
in a future issue of 
lUP Magazine); and 
Physics professors Larry 
Freeman and Dennis 
Whitson and Robert 
Marx'69,M'73ofthe 
Facilities Engineering 
and Construction Group 
for physics research lab- 
oratory renovation. 

Also, Edward Gon- 
dolf. Sociology professor 
and research director 
for the Mid-Atlantic 



Addiction Training 
Institute, whose research 
involves battering 
behavior; Phillip Neu- 
sius. Anthropology, for 
archaeological excava- 
tions at construction 
sites and industrial pro- 
jects; Robert Sechrist, 
Geography and the Spa- 
tial Sciences Research 
Center, for Geographic 
Information Systems 
technology and 
geographic analysis pro- 
vided for government, 
business, and human 
service organizations; 
and Thomas Simmons, 
Biology, for assessment 
of new ly developing 
technologies utilized in 
the environmental clean- 
up of hazardous mate- 
rial spills and for radon- 
related workshops and 
radon-resistant home 
construction practices. 
Each year since 1995, 
the Graduate School and 
Research has presented 
awards that recognize 
individual participation 
in externally funded 
activities. (A list of the 
most recent awardees 




appeared in the Sum- 
mer, 1997, lUP Maga- 
zine.) Robert Prezant, 
Biology, was the third 
faculty member to be 
honored with the Spon- 
sored Programs Award 
for Outstanding 
Achievement in 
Research. He was pre- 
ceded in 1996 by Devki 
Talwar, Physics, and in 
1995 by the first winner, 
Ruth Shirey '65, Geog- 
raphy. 

According to Brown, 
"The acquisition of 
grants and contracts to 
support research 
involves a tremendous 
commitment of time, 
energy, and creativity, 
particularly at lUP, 
where the teaching load 
is heavy. Many faculty 
members persist in these 
efforts, are highly suc- 
cessful, and bring recog- 
nition to lUP." 



-Ka It'll Grcsh 



Hovan (standing, in yellow 
hard-hat) helps prepare a 
piston for deployment. 



I U P M .\ G .A Z I N E 5 



Number of New Freshmen — Indiana Campus, lUP 




Mean Combined SAT Score — Indiana Campus, lUP 




Note: All scores have been receiitered. 



6 1 11' \l W. AZI N !•; 



FEATURE 




Enrollment 
Management 
Its Time Has Come 



By Ronald Maggiore 



"It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry 
out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle. 



than to initiate a new order of things." 



Iff. 
^insti 



r years. II P 

and its peer 

institutions sat 

baciv and waited 

for a tide of able, 

enttiusiastic 

scholars to wasli 

onto their shores. 

TDday. they go in 

I search of the 

scholars whose 

skills and abilities 

will benefit most 

^^ from a university 

^M [ education. 



u 



nlike the 1960s, when the suppl\ of quali- 
fied high school graduates exeeeded the col- 
lecti\e Lapacit\ of colleges and universities 
across the nation, today's highly competitive 
environment requires new methods of attracting, recruit- 
ing, and retaining students. .\s a concept, '"enroHment 
management" v. as bom in the 197{)s. the result of a 
decline ni the supply of high school graduates and a dra- 
matic increase in the number of colleges and universi- 
ties. Defined simpls , enrollment niaiuiiiement is 
a comprehensive process designed to achieve and 
maintain the optimum recruitnieni. enrollment, 
retention, and graduation of students within the 
context of the universitv s mission. 
This process requires focused attention on student 
college choice, transition to college, student attrition 
and retention, and student outcomes. To be successful, it 
requires the commitment of the entire university com- 
munitv 

Strategic Enrollment Management 

Over the past twenty years, trendv in the size of the 
student body at ILP reflect changes in the demographic 
profile of the population in the commonwealth. Total 
enrollment in the early lySfls hovered around 12,500 



-Niccolo MachiaveUi 



students, with undergraduates making up I L.^OO of this 
total. Freshman classes of 2,800 students at all three 
campuses were common during this period. Transfer 
populations of approximately 400 were also the norm. 
This was, however, the beginning in a surge in student 
activitv at all levels of the university throughout the 
1980s. 

Total student enrollment hit its peak in 1991, with 
14,620 students. Of this. 13,011 students were enrolled 
at the undergraduate level and 1.609 at the graduate 
level. lUP maintained two branch campuses at Kittan- 
ning and Punxsutawnev with a total enrollment of 
approximatelv 750. ^^hile admission to the Indiana 
campus was tairly selective, the universitv utilized its 
branch campuses as sites for students who first required 
the intimacy oi a small c(>llege environment to assist in 
the transition to the main campus. 

The rise in student enrollment at the undergraduate 
level enhanced the financial position of the universitv . 
but it also had associated cost in terms of declining aca- 
demic preparation in the new-student population. Aver- 
age combined SAT scores of 1 130. common in the sev- 
enties and earlv eighties, had slid to 1060. This trend 
also had broader implications for the university in terms 
of student retention. It is well accepted thai there is a 

I I I' M \(, \ /. I .Nt 7 



In 1992, Lawrence K.Pettit 
became lUP's twenty-first 
president. Alter managing 
some of the university's imme- 
diate concerns, he called lor a 
return to the "lUP heritage" in 
early 1994. A critical element 
in this initiative involved a 
renewed emphasis on quality 
across the campus and in the 
admissions area in particular. 



high relationship hetween the level of preparation of 
new students and their ability to persist through the rig- 
ors of a university educational experience. 

In 1992. Lawrence K. Pettit became lUP's twenty- 
first president. After managing some of the university's 
immediate concerns, he called for a return to the "lUP 
heritage" in early 1994. A critical element in this initia- 
tive involved a renewed emphasis on quality across the 
campus and in the admissions area in particular. The 
president also directed the development of a revi.sed .set 
of recruitment materials. With a new dean of admissions 
and a radically different approach to student recruit- 
ment, the university embarked on a new emphasis on 
quality. 

Regaining IUP"s competitive position among the 
commonwealth's most prestigious institutions would 
not be easy. The road to increased quality and enroll- 
ment stability would require a more comprehensive 
approach, one which would consider related, yet critical, 
issues, such as image marketing, student retention, and 
the availability of merit-based financial aid. Perhaps 
most important of all, the president knew that these 
efforts must be linked to a strategic plan that would 
drive critical management decisions. 

In the spring of 1995. the president authorized the 
search for the associate provost for enrollment manage- 



ment and planning. This position would lead the univer- 
sity's efforts in admissions, student registration and 
records, and institutional research and would serve as 
the university's chief planning officer. Since that time, 
the position has also become responsible for interna- 
tional affairs, the branch campuses in Armstrong 
County and Punxsutawney. and the Academy of Culi- 
nary Arts. Enrollment management had come of age at 
lUP for the first time in its history. 

Finding Good Candidates 

flic heart ot enrollment management is in admis- 
sions. To enhance the academic quality in the student 
body, one first has to develop a pool of high-quality 
prospects. To do so requires a systematic plan that 
includes direct mail marketing, personal contacts and 
refenals. and strategic use of marketing data. 

Under the leadership of William Nunn, dean of 
admissions, the university's success in building both 
size and quality in the prospect pool has been stagger- 
ing. Indicators of this success include a ."iO percent 
increase in the number of inquiries since the fall of 
1 992, as well as the movement to number two in Penn- 
sylvania (surpassed only by Penn State) as the univer- 
sity most often designated by SAT test takers for receipt 
of their scores. ► 24 



The Choice 
of Excellent 
Students 



by President Lawrenre K. I'ettit 



R: 



I on Maggiore mentions 
that we are about the 

[task of "Reclaiming the 
HIP heritage." There is much 
about lUP's history of which to 
be proud, most of it because of 
the quality of students, faculty, 
and staff and the values that 
impelled them toward both 
compassion and excellence. 

One — but only one — way of 
measuring student quality is 
the average SAT score of the 
entering freshman class. We 
use this as a broad indicator of 
where we are headed, but we 
also are aware of the many 

8 III P M \(; \/ I N K 



caveats. A look at average 
scores shows that the 1970s 
were the halcyon years at lUP, 
with a decline in the 1980s, 
hitting bottom in the early 
1990s, and now rising again. 
The average is affected, obvi- 
ously, by the size of the fresh- 
man class. For example, if we 
were to cut from the bottom 
and reduce the size of this 
year's entering class to that of, 
say, Millersville, our average 
SAT score would be an impres- 
sive 1130. 

Our goal in admissions is to 
have each year a bigger and 



better applicant pool, and a 
pool that is more diverse both 
demographically and 
geographically. After re-engi- 
neering the admissions pro- 
cess, we experienced a 30 per- 
cent overall increase in 
applications, but more than 40 
percent in eastern Pennsylva- 
nia, and even 
higher 
increases in 
applications 
from minority 
students, and 
from out-of- 
state and inter- 
national stu- 
dents. In 
addition, as 
Ron points out, 
we moved 
firmly into .sec- 
ond place, 

behind only Penn State, in the 
number of Pennsylvania high 
school students who have their 
SAT scores sent to us. With 
this stunning success in appli- 
cation increases, we have been 
able steadily to increa.se the 
average SAT scores while also 
increasing the size of the frcsh- 



ONE— BUT ONLY 

ONE— WAY OF 

MEASURING 

STUDENT QUALITY 

IS THE AVERAGE 

SAT SCORE 



man class. 

We don't know what would 
have happened had we not ini- 
tiated the dramatic reforms of 
a few years ago, but 1 suspect 
that the rate of SAT score 
decline would have accelerated 
and lUP would have lost its 
competitive positioning within 
the state. 

There are many 
colleges and uni- 
versities in Penn- 
sylvania that are 
struggling for 
enrollment, and 
that experience a 
decline in numbers 
even as they relax 
their standards. 
This is not the case 
with lUP. Even as 
our applications 
increased by 30 
percent, we deliberate!) 
reduced our enrollment to 
13,800 for two years in order to 
work on quality. Now we have 
taken it back up to 14.000, and 
will continue to increase only as 
we can do so without sacrificing 
► 2-/ 



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FESTYLES 




The new Rose Street extension 
winds through former County 
Farm property with Oakland 
Cemetery and the university 
in the background. The street 
links Route 286 at Warren Road 
with Wayne A venue South 
at Hoss 's. 




Forward 
Thinking 



A number of new scholar- 
ships developed in 
recent months will bene- 
fit lUP students for years to 
come. 

lUP President Lawrence K. 
Pettit and his family have estab- 
lished a scholarship in memory 
of President Pettit's mother, who 
died in July. The Dorothy Brown 
Pettit Gregory Memorial Schol- 
arship benefited from many 
memorial gifts in the months 
after Mrs. Gregory's death. 

Robert Sheetz '71 had 
expressed his intention to estab- 
lish an lUP scholarship but died 
before he could implement his 
plan. According to his widow. 



Charon Wilson Sheetz of Banner 
Elk. N.C., his family will fulfill 
her husband's wish. The Robert 
Sheet/ Memorial Scholarship 
will benefit students from 
Sheetz's hometown of Greens- 
burg, Pa. 

Thomas Smyth, Jr., of State 
College, has established an 
endowed scholarship in memory 
of his father, who headed the 
Indiana State Teachers College 
science department from the 
twenties through the forties. The 
Thomas Smyth. Sr., Memorial 
Scholarship will provide finan- 
cial support to outstanding stu- 
dents enrolled in the Department 
of Biology. 

Vice President of Institutional 
Advancement Joan M. Fisher 
said, "These newly endowed 
scholarships created by univer- 



sity alumni and the family of the 
university's president are just the 
kind of spirited and generous 
philanthropy that can assist our 
current students in accomplishing 
their goals. We are grateful for 
the interest and support shown." 

In honor of the university's 
123th anniversary in 2000, a 
goal of establishing 125 new 
scholarships by June 30, 1998, 
has been set. More than 83 per- 
cent of lUP students currently 
benefit trom the support 
provided by scholarships and 
other financial aid. Those who 
would like to join the scholarship 
effort are invited to contact Shari 
Trinkley of the Institutional 
Advancement Division, the cam- 
paign's coordinator, at (412) 
357-31 84; 103 John Sutton Hall, 
lUP. Indiana, PA 15705: ore- 
mail lriiiks@grove.iup.edu. 



Realizing tlie 
Dream 

In a story called "You've Got 
to Have a Dream," the uni- 
versity's long-range campus 
plan was described in detail in 
the Winter, 1996, issue of lUP 
Magazine. This is the first in a 
series of periodic magazine 
updates on progress toward real- 
izing that dream. 

Planning and design for the 
president's house are under way, 
with construction to start soon. 
The house is located adjacent to, 
but not accessible from, the 
Timbersprings area of White 
Township. 

Renovation of Uhler Hall is 

proceeding; when it is 

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completed, the Psychology 
Department will move there 
from Clark Hall. At that time, 
work will start on Clark Hall to 
transform it into a student ser- 
vices center. 

The School of Continuing 
Education has moved from 
Whitmyre Hall to Keith Hall. 
Back in Whitmyre. work is 
nearly finished on the Robert E. 
Cook Honors College renova- 
tion. Faculty members from the 
College of Natural Sciences and 
Mathematics are occupying 
Walsh Hall, former home of the 
Criminology Department. 

Still under discussion are such 
projects as a Greek Village near 
Robertshaw. a convocation cen- 
ter, modification and expansion 
of the Hadley Union Building, 
and other facets of the long- 
range plan. 

Faculty 
Farewells 

According to the Office of 
Human Resources, the 
following faculty mem- 
bers retired between July 1, 
1996, and June 30, 1997; 

Frank Baker, Biology, Stanley 
Cohen, Criminology. Edward 
Coleman, Chemistry; Donald 
Duncan, Mathematics; Mary- 
louise Eltz, Health and Physical 
Education; Richard Hartline, 
Chemistry; Edwin Jakubowski, 
Vocational Personnel Prepara- 
tion Center; Bernard Moreau, 
Office Systems and Business 
Education; Elwood Speakman, 
Mathematics; J. David Truby, 
Journalism; 

Joseph Bogan, Criminology; 
James DeGeorge, Journalism; 
Faith Ferguson, English; Ernest 
Fricke, History. 

Richard Kolaczkowski, 
Chemistry; Robert Morris, Polit- 
ical Science; Esther Shane, Spe- 
cial Education; Alexander Rich. 
Psychology; Maxine Smatlak, 
Nursing; Sharon Sleigmann, 
Office Systems and Business 



Education; Calvin Weber, 
Music; Linda Williams, Profes- 
sional Studies in Education; and 
Robert Yarup, English. 

Vice President for Insitutional 
Advancement Joan M. Fisher 
said. "We thank these men and 
women for their years of service 
to lUP and wish them well in 
their new endeavors." 



Web Watch 

The lUP Alumni Associa- 
tion's online 
community is now in 
operation and may be accessed at 
hllp./Avww.iiip.eclii/aliimni/. 
Viewers may choose from 
several links, titled Who's Doing 
What, Finding Alumni, If You 
Have the Time, The Gang's 
All Here, and Nuts 'n' Bolls. The 
Office of Alumni Affairs 
encourages comments and 
suggestions, which should be 
e-mailed directly to 
mkjoyce @ grove, iup. edu. 

The Second 
Class Is First 
Class, Too 

Three former valedictori- 
ans and four salutatorians 
are among the eighty- 
seven freshmen in the Robert E. 
Cook Honors College's Class of 
2001 , the second class to be 
admitted to the college. With an 
average SAT score of 1290, the 
group is heavily focused on 
majors in the colleges of Natural 
Sciences and Mathematics 
(twenty-five class members). 
Humanities and Social Sciences 
(twenty-three), and Education 
(twenty-two). 

Six students each have majors 
in Fine Arts and Health and 
Human Services, and five have 
majors in the Eberly College of 
Business. Ten are from outside 
Pennsylvania. 

Several members of the col- 
lege's first class, who are now 



sophomores, had exciting sum- 
mer experiences, many of them 
international. Josh Schneider, a 
physics major from Coraopolis, 
studied the philosophy of science 
at England's Cambridge Univer- 
sity. When he wrote to Honors 
College Assistant Director Rick 
Kutz during the summer, he said, 
"The university is very 
traditional, and the classes are 
challenging, but I'll make you all 
proud." 

Schneider was joined for a 
time by Journalism major Kristin 
Irish from York and Anthropol- 
ogy/English major Petra Brock 
from Ashland, Va. According to 
Honors College Director Janet 
Goebel, the women had been 
part of the State System of 
Higher Education's Summer 
Honors Program. They spent two 
weeks studying history and 
archaeology at East Stroudsburg 
University before traveling to 
South Shields, England, for 
another two weeks. There, they 
helped with a dig on a Roman 
fort along Hadrian's Wall and 
enjoyed lectures and field trips 
before going on to Cambridge 
for a summer session. 

In a postcard to the Honors 
College, Irish and Brock wrote, 
"We are having the most won- 
derful time of our lives. The dig 
is going very well. We've found 
bones, pottery, Roman glass, and 
nails, and Kristin even found a 
bronze Roman coin, circa 200 
A.D. A chain mail shirt was also 
found — one of the only finds of 
its kind along Hadrian's Wall." 

A Pre-Optometry student from 
Bloomsburg. Leiitia Reichart, 
studied in Nancy. France, and 
French major Shannon Sechrist 
from Saltsburg also traveled to 
France. She will attend classes 
there next spring as an exchange 
student. Also in France was 
Shelly Jefferson, a Computer 
Science/French double major 
from Coopersburg. 

Lucy SheficI, who is studying 
in France this fall, thanks to an 



award from the French 
Academy, was in Russia during 
the summer. She is an 
Economics major from Bclliel 
Park. 

The State System's Women's 
Consortium attracted Tampa. 
Fla.. Journalism major 
Angelique Weger and Patton 
English/Management major 
Elizabeth Baran. Ami Walker, a 
Computer Science major from 
Altoona, worked in New York 
City all summer on an informal 
internship, and Emily Abrams, 
an English Pre-Law major from 
St. Petersburg, Fla., was one of 
several Honors College students 
who spent the summer doing 
community service, Goebel said. 
She was a counselor at a camp 
for exceptional students. 

All told, about half the mem- 
bers of the college's premier 
class took summer courses at 
various locations. But perhaps 
the most rigorous experience 
was that of Larry Paladin, an 
Elementary Education major 
from Pittsburgh: he spent the 
summer in Basic Training with 
the National Guard. 

Lacrosse 
Replaces 
Gymnastics 

The IUP athletic depart- 
ment welcomed a new 
kid on the block over the 
summer — and bid adieu to the 
university's only two-time 
national championship program. 
Again. 

A women's lacrosse team will 
debut in the spring, replacing a 
women's gymnastics program 
that won Division II titles in 
1988 and 1989. Gymnastics was 
originally discontinued in 1992, 
but the program was reinstated 
later that year after U.S. District 
Court Judge Maurice Cohill 
ruled in favor of four female 
athletes who filed a class-action 
lawsuit against the university, 
charging that IUP was in viola- 



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tion of Title IX. Cohill recently 
approved the university's request 
to replace gymnastics with 
lacrosse. 

"Lacrosse is a growing sport 
within the Pennsylvania State 
Athletic Conference and NCAA 
Division II," said lUP athletic 
director Frank Cignetti. "In the 
NCAA today there are 270 Divi- 
sion II institutions. Only nine 
sponsor gymnastics, and only 
four of those are in the East." 

While gymnastics programs 
are dwindling, lacrosse is experi- 
encing a surge in popularity, 
especially in the mid-Atlantic 
states. lUP becomes the seventh 
PSAC member to field a team. 

— Bob Fulton 

True-Life Start- 
up Story 

Students waiting in line to 
buy course booklets at 
Pro-Packet near the lUP 
campus might assume the young 
man behind the counter is a fel- 
low student working at a part- 
time job. A few years ago. they 
would have been right, but the 
thirty-year-old entrepreneur fill- 
ing orders today is the owner of 
the business. 



Five years ago. Kevin Barley 
was an lUP student working 
pail-time at Kinko's near cam- 
pus while completing his Master 
of Business Administration 
degree. After receiving the 
degree in May, 1992, he stayed 
at the job, working full-time and 
waiting without luck for a 
chance to join the management 
team of one of the chain's stores. 

In the summer of 1 993. 
Kinko's corporate leaders 
announced that the company 
would stop offering course pack- 
ets (bound collections of class 
materials) in December of that 
year. 

"I remember it was a shock to 
all of us," Barley said. "The 
manager was concerned. This 
was a big chunk of sales, and 
they were throwing the product 
away. Three or four of us were 
saying we ought to do this on our 
own..." 

Though he had little work 
experience. Barley had finished 
his M.B.A. and some undergrad- 
uate business courses he had 
taken at lUP with a 4.0 grade 
point average. For his bachelor's 
degree at Duquesne University, 
he had taken a double major in 
psychology and sociology (with 
a criminal justice concentration). 



The packet situation at 
Kinko's made Barley ask him- 
self, "What are you doing? Do 
you want to work for yourself or 
do you want to work for some- 
one else?" 

He reasoned that being single, 
young, and a recent graduate not 
yet far in his career, the risk 
would be only a financial one. 

"Unless you have a lifelong 
dream or are born into a busi- 
ness, opportunity knocks and 
you open the door," he said. 
"Then, you have to have the guts 
to take the chance." 

Once he decided to start his 
own store, he had only a few 
months to make it happen before 
the spring semester started in 
January. 

"That whole fall, preparing 
and marketing, was an exciting, 
scary time," he said. 

The first thing he did was call 
a few of his business professors 
to ask for advice. He also spoke 
to the staff of the Small Business 
Development Center at the for- 
mer Robertshaw building. 

He wrote his business plan 
and approached several banks; 
all turned down his loan request. 

In December, 1993, Barley 
left Kinko's and devoted himself 



to his new business. He finally 
signed loan papers at PNC Bank 
two days before Christmas, just 
in time to order his equipment. 

"It's a scary thing taking out a 
loan — spending all that cash 
when you haven't made a dime 
yet," he said. 

His equipment arrived a week 
before classes were scheduled to 
start — and broke down two days 
later. He found himself behind 
schedule and feared he would 
not be able to deliver the packets 
he had promised at the start of 
the semester — a problem the 
new business could not afford. 

"Then the hand of God came 
down, and it was so freezing 
cold and nasty outside that 
classes were delayed for two 
days," said Barley with a smile. 

It was the break he needed. He 
caught up with back orders and 
was ready for new ones when his 
doors — and classes — opened for 
the semester. 

Although there are other 
course packet competitors, the 
lUP Co-op Store among them, 
Pro-Packet has grown signifi- 
cantly every year, and new prod- 
ucts and services are continually 
being added. Success has proven 



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to Barley that sound education, 
solid experience, and the courage 
to take risks can pay dividends. 

— Marilyn Kukula 



In the National 
Spotlight 

Once agani. lUP has gar- 
nered national publicity 
for its combination of 
low cost and high quality. 
Released this past summer, the 
Student Guide to America 's 100 
Best Coltefie Buys includes lUP 
among the schools it profiles 
because of high academic rating 
and low total cost. 

Compiled by an independent 
educational research organiza- 
tion, the guide provides complete 
information about each of its 
selections, including costs, 
majors, and campus life. lUP is 
the only Western Penn.sylvania 
institution of higher learning to 
be included in the guide and is 
one of only two in Pennsylvania. 

"lUP is honored and grateful 
for its selection," President 
Lawrence K. Pettit said. "Nearly 
every year, lUP is singled out by 
national guides that rate value in 
higher education. The fact that 
we are competitively priced is 
important, but even more impor- 
tant is our growing reputation for 
academic excellence." 



Changes 



Robert Hovanec and David 
OsikowiCZ joined the lUP Coun- 
cil of Trustees this fall, replacing 
Robert Dougherty '85 and 
Thomas O'Donnell. Staci 

Mamula, a senior from 
Pittsburgh, replaced Megan 
Akers '97 as the councU's stu- 
dent member. 

Kim Lyttle 72, M'74, who 
serves on lUP's Council of 
Trustees, has been named vice 
chair of the .State System of 
Higher Education's Board of 
Governors. 



Barbara Ender, ihc univei- 
sity's director of Corporate and 
Foundation Relations, has been 
named executive director of the 
Foundation for lUP and senior 
development officer, while 
Valarie IVIancuso '87, M'91 was 
named ducclor ol ihc 
Punxsutawney Campus upon the 
retirement of Norman Storm '65, 
IVI'70. 

New members of the lUP 
Alumni Association Executive 
Board are Mick Watson '66, 
Bonnie Currie Brose '67, and 
David Siesko '83. 1 he terms of 
Nancy Mitchell Lindh '82, IVI'83, 
Jeffrey Fyock '84, and Catherine 
Burger Leister '78 e\pued Anna 
Maria Ginocchi Enders '77 was 

reelected to the board, fhe 
board's oflicers are Karen Kelly 
Deklinski '79, presideiu; William 
Shipley '75, \ ice president; 
Kevin Abbott '78, treasurer: and 
William Gonda '84, secretary. 
The balance of the board consists 
of Lawrence Claus '67, M'70; 
John Frank '58; William Malley 
'75; Darren Parr '91, M'93; 
Stephen Whitby '94; Betty Wood 
'54, M'71; and Bonni Harper 
Zetick '66. 



Bookends 



Strategies for Counseling wit It 
Children and Their Parents, a 
textbook with accompanying 
student maiuial by GeraldiUO 
LeitI GrtOn '61, an assocune pro- 
fes.sor and director of the under- 
graduate program in mental 
health counseling at Cjannon 
University in Erie, was published 
by Brooks/Cole Publishing 
Company. 



Awards 



lUP Alumni Association Indiana 
County Chapter's 1997 
Distinguished Undergraduate 
Achievement Award 

To Harold Davis '% of Smeth- 
port and Melanie Hamp '97 o{ 
Blairsville 




Exploring the Parthenon: i>n a cnu^c nj llic Mcducirancau. wimh included 
slops ill Greece and Turkey. Icisl spring, Nancy DePasqiiale. Anthony 
DcPasqiiale '.'i2. Barhara Eg^leston Baliiil '55. and Frank Balint '54 posed for a 
photo to send inick lioine. 



1997 Award for Publication 
Excellence for Best Redesign 
from Communications Concepts 

To lUP's Graduate School view- 
book, designed by Ron Mabon 
'79. M'85. university designer 

Alumni Ambassadorships 

Presented to the following 
alumni, who spoke to students in 
their respective colleges during 
Homecoming weekend: 

College of Education: Scott 
Dougherty '9? of Avalon, Pa., a 
transitional program instructor 
for the Western Pennsylvania 
School for the Deafs Center on 
Deafness 

College of Fine Arts: Daniel 
Toven '91 of Pittsburgh, educa- 
tor/director of choir. Plum Bor- 
ough High School; music direc- 
tor. Plum Creek Chamber 
Orchestra; and assistant conduc- 
tor, Mendelssohn Choir of Pitts- 
bureh 



College of Health and Human 
Services: Deborah Wolf '93 of 
Pittsburgh, marketing manager 
for Parkhurst Dining Services 

College of Humanities and 
Social Sciences: Christopher 
Johnston '90 of New Albany, 
Ohio, vice president of investing 
wholesaling. The Delaware 
Group 

College of Natural Sciences and 
Mathematics: Elizabeth Zippi 
'87 of Bossier, La., assistant 
professor of chemistry, 
Louisiana State University 

Eberly College of Business: 
Amy Wertz Frazier '91 of Mon- 
roeville, manager of public 
accounting. Coopers and 
Lybrand, L.L.P. 

Quadrennial Van Cliburn Piano 
Competition 

Won by Jon Nakamatsu, who 
appeared at lUP last year as part 
of the Gorell Recital Series 



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Fan Mail 



I just read Randy Jesick's "At 
Work in the Fields of the 
Famous" article in the sum- 
mer edition of lUP Magazine. 

As a featured graduate in the 
article. I felt compelled to write 
and point out that Randy left out 
one important factual piece of 
information — the motivational 
force behind many of the sports 
journalism grads" success sto- 
ries — Randy himself! 

As my advisor. Randy helped 
me mold my intense sports inter- 
est into a professional career. He 
encouraged me to start writing 
for the Penn 's sports department 
just one week into my first class 
with him as a first-semester 
freshman. I can remember think- 
ing he was crazy...! didn't even 
know how to write yet! But I did 
it anyway, and it paid off. 

When I was a junior. Randy 
helped me land an internship 
with KDKA's Goose Goslin. I 
was fairiy qualified for the posi- 
tion, but it was Randy's personal 
relationship with Goose and his 
assistance that got me through 
the door. 

Through my KDKA intern- 
ship, I met the Piusburgh Post- 
Gazette 's Ed Bouchette, who 
gave me the opportunity to write 
as a freelancer for his paper's 
suburban editions. In 1988, he 
called me while I was interning 
at ESPN to inform me of an 
opening in the Purdue University 
Athletic Department, where I 
was eventually hired and worked 
for seven years. The lUP sports 
journalism alumni network, 
spearheaded by Randy, is incred- 
ibly strong. 

Randy's background as a 
sports information director gave 
him the skills to teach all of us 
practical industry knowledge. 
This quality runs throughout the 
entire lUP Journalism Depart- 
ment which has just recently said 



goodbye to another mentor and 
friend, David Truby. Journalism 
founder Craig Swauger should 
be proud of producing such a 
talented staff which motivates its 
students to push themselves past 
mediocrity and take chances. 

Km nil Bridie Bridges '87 
Kiikimuzoo. Mich. 



Teri's Tribute 

I am writing to you on behalf 
of my best friend, Teri Holt. 
Teri and I were paired up as 
roommates in 1984, since we 
were transfer students. She trans- 
feiTed from the Air Force 
Academy and I transferted from 
a junior college. Both of us grad- 
uated with high honors in 1987 
with our bachelor's degrees. She 
received hers in Audiology- 
Speech Pathology, and I 
received mine in Geography. 
Later, Teri received her master's 
degree in audiology from Penn 
State University, then moved to 
Rochester, N.Y., to accept a 
position at Strong Memorial 
Hospital as an audiologist. 

Last summer, she was 
accepted into medical school at 
the University of Rochester and 
within the same month, she 
learned that she had cancer. She 
was forced to postpone medical 
school while she underwent a 
number of chemotherapy and 
radiation treatments. She never 
gave up. On July 7, Teri died of 
one of the rarest types of cancer: 
Uterine sarcoma. She was only 
thirty-two years old. She was a 
marathon runner, a mentor, and 
the most caring and loving per- 
son I have ever met. She touched 
my life like no one else ever will. 



At Teri's memorial service, I, as 
her best friend of thirteen years, 
carried to the altar: Her lUP 
sweatshirt. 

Jodi Sticf\ater '87. 89 
KalFASU'cl@aol.com 



Stormy Weather 

First of all, thanks for the 
always interesting and 
enjoyable lUP Magazine. 
It is always refreshing to read 
about the happenings at lUP. For 
some reason, maybe the facility 
of e-mail, I felt compelled to 
comment on two items: 

First, I noted and concurred 
with Ms. Fisher's assessment of 
"A Return to the Scene of the 
Crime." She stated her case quite 
convincingly. 

Second, a note of correction; 
On page 12 in "The Company 
We Keep" it is stated, "For the 
first time ever, the ceremony had 
to be moved from Miller Sta- 
dium because of severe 
weather." The graduating class 
of 1970, parenthetically the first 
class having spent all four years 
under university status, had its 
ceremonies in the Field House. If 
the emphasis had been on the 
comment of "severe weather," 
perhaps it is more accurate. 

On May 24, 1970, it had been 
raining most of the prior evening 
and well into the morning when 
the decision was made to cancel 
the outdoor ceremonies and 
move to the Field House. By the 
time the festivities began, how- 
ever, the weather was actually 
very nice, but the event was still 
held indoors. 

Keep up the good work and 
thanks for all your efforts. 

Craig D. Lclm 10 
lebol@aol.coni 



Catch the Winds 

I would very much appreciate 
your sending along ordering 
information for recordings of 
the Keystone Winds. I'm sorry 
you didn't include this bit of 
information in the last lUP Mag- 
azine. Thank you very much. 

Richard G. Dilhnan '61 
Brookvllle. Pa. 

(Editor's note: According to 
Keystone Winds direclin- Jack 
Stamp, CDs are available from 
Jim Cochran at Shattinger Music 
in St. Louis (1-800-444-2408).) 



Coach Hoenstine 

In his "Namedroppers" feature 
in the Summer issue. Bob 
Fulton noted Sam Hoenstine 
as one of the 1997 lUP Athletic 
Hall of Fame inductees. The late 
Trevor Hadley's excellent biog- 
raphy of Sam in "Retired Faculty 
Spotlight" a few years back cov- 
ered Sam's career at lUP but left 
out one very salient part of his 
career. 

Sam was basketball coach 
during his tenure at Keith 
School. He was a fantastically 
positive influence on many 
young boys. Eleven of the twelve 
team members pictured in the 
1951 Aconi [the Keith School 
yearbook] went on to college, 
one to the U.S. Marine Corps. 
The forty-fifth reunion of our 

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high school class will nccur in 
June. 194S. 

Let's make sure the Athletic 
Hall of Fame doesn't leave out 
Sam's coaching attributes. 

Leonard Anderson '57. M'67 
Indiana. Pa. 



Mghttime's Not 
the Right Time 

As a regular supporter of 
lUP Indian football and 
a concerned alumnus. I 
would like to let you know that I 
and my family were very disap- 
pointed to learn that the 1997 
Homecoming football game 
would be played at 7 p.m. 

Many of us have children and 
look forward to an annual return 
to campus for Homecoming. In 
the past, I was lucky enough to 
live in Indiana and was able to 
attend many football games on 
Saturday afternoons at Miller 
Stadium. It seems very wrong to 
have these games moved to the 
evening hours. 

The best case for an evening 
Homecoming game is that stu- 
dents will have more time to 
party before game time. 1 under- 
stand that this makes games 
more presentable to students, but 
to alumni it is inappropriate at 
best. I live at least four hours 
from Indiana now. and the drive 
is acceptable when we can stay 
overnight and see the parade and 
game in very short order. With a 
parade at 2 p.m. and the game at 
7 p.m., that makes a trip for 
Homecoming an impossibility. 
Please consider the fact that 
the Hoinecoming game should 
be played in the afternoon. Play- 
ing the game at night diminishes 
the event greatly. College foot- 
ball games should be something 
that we can all enjoy. I strongly 
urge that all future lUP Home- 
coming games be played in the 
afternoon. 

Chuck Draksler 13. M86 
(jOllegeville. Pa. 



(Above) 

Medals of Distinction: .AnUiimed U.S. poet D<maUl Hall 
with lUP F.ni^lish firofcssar Ronuld Sluifer '6,S ul EngUmd's 
Biickinfihamslure Co!lef;e. .site of July's World Congress of Poets. 
Both Hall and U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pin.'iky received 
President's Medals of Distinction from President Lawrence K. 
Pettit during the gathering, u-liieh was sponsored by lUP. Shufer 
served as the congress president. 

(Right) 

Poet Laureate: The thiny-nimh Poet Laureate of the United 
Slate.<^. Robert Pinsky. at a dinner hosted by lUP President 
Lawrence K. Pettit during the World Congress of Poets in July. 
The university was a sponsor of the congress, which was held 
in Buckinghamshire. England. 





News from Cameroon: 

Jeiuiifer Joseph '92 sends 
this photo of her at a cafe 
in Cameroon, .Africa, 
through her father, Fred 
Joseph, lUP 's director of 
I iimncial Aid. Jennifer is 
tciuhing English to 
French-speaking high 
scluHil students as part of 
her work with the Peace 



4tu3S Corps. 



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CLASS NOTES 




30s 



Sister Joseph Marie (IVIadeline 

FrItSChe '36) cclchralcd her Golden 
Jubilee of Profession in August. She 
is a cloistered nun with the 
Monastery of Our Lady of Grace in 
Guilford, Ohio. After the mass, she 
was allowed to leave the cloister to 
visit with guests dunng a reception. 



40s 



Retired Indiana school teacher 
Virginia Randolph '48, M'58 is one 

of two 1997 Ci\ ic Leaders of the 
Year in Indiana. Pa. She was 
nominated by the Business and 
Professional Women's Club for the 
award last spring. 



50s 



A volunteer executive with the 
International Executive Scr\ ice 

Corps. Velma Brown Forsythe '50 of 

DuBois recently returned from a 
month-long volunteer mission in the 
Slovak Republic, where she assisted 
a manufacturer of mining 
locomotives and other industrial 
products to develop a cost 
accounting .system. 

A fund in memory of Warner Tobin 

'51 that will benefit the L'nncisity 
School was established through a 
gift presented by Warner's widow. 
Lois Moore Tobin '51. The fund. 

administered by the Foundation for 
lUP. will provide scholarships and 
assistantships to students. Warner 
was an lUP faculty member and 
director of the University School 
until his retirement in 1989. In the 
meantime. Lois, who lives in 
Indiana, was named in the 1997 
edition of Who's Who in America. 
She is retired from teaching home 
economics at several school districts 
and lUP. 

The Akron Society of Artists named 

a painting of Thompson Lehnert '53 

best in show in its Grand Exhibition. 
Thompson is a professor emeritus of 
Kent State University. 

Although retired as Lutheran pastor. 

Eugene Moore '53 of Gettysburg 

serves as interim pastor of vacant 
congregations. 



John Harwicic '54, M'60, D'90 has 

accepted a second assignment with 
the Educators for Africa Program. 
He is a visiting professor of English 
at the University of the North in 
Pietersburg, South Africa. Last year. 
he served as a visiting professor of 
journalism at a school in Cape 
Town. 

Doris Jean Lazere '56; Mary Ann 
Noysan Jacobs '68, M'93; and Diane 

Bucl( '77, M'83 ucrc among six 
women honored by the YMCA of 
Greater Johnstown in its annual 
Tribute to Women- 
Helen Beighley Strouse '56 of 
-Xpollo. Pa., is the grandmother of 

Allison Strouse '96 and Bethany 

Strouse '97. .Mhson and Bethany 

arc the daughters ot Sherry Adams 

Schorr '71. This tamiK connection 
was revealed during Bethany's 
commencement ceremony in May. 

A member of the Four Chiefs quartet 
during his college years. DavId 
Wilkinson '56 of Ft. Myers. Fla., is 
still active in a quartet. Saturday's 
Heroes, for whom David sings tenor, 
won the 1997 Inteniational Senior 
Quartet Championships in 
Sacramento. Calif. 

Rather than the Minnesota Music 
Educators Association, as reported 
in the last issue of the magazine, it 
was in the organization's Hall of 

Fame that Fulton Gallagher '57, 

M'62 received membership. 

A retired music teacher in the Derry 
(Pa.) School District and a part-time 
driver for Ambulance Service 
Management Corporation, Sherman 
Good '57, M'63 was nominated by 
the Junior Women's Civic Club for 
the Indiana community's Civic 
Leader of the Year award last spring. 

In his twenty-seventh year at Ohio 

University. Richard Wetzel '57 is 

director of graduate studies for the 
School of Music, and his wife. 

Arlene Ranshaw Wetzel '57. is 

entering her twentieth year of 
association with the Morgan Local 
Schools. Arlene's maiden name and 
the name of their daughter. Erika. 
were misspelled in the Class of I9.'i7 
memory book, compiled for last 
spring's Alunmi Reunion Weekend. 

William Snyder '58 mil William 

Krizan '59, aUms; with thirteen other 



alumni, helped to write more than a 
thousand congratulatory letters to the 
top students accepted to lUP. The 
effort was on behalf of the lUP 
Alumni Association's admissions 
recruitment program. 

After thirty-six years of teaching, 

Carolyn Heilman Kennedy '59 of 

Kittanning has retired. She expects to 
camp a lot and pursue painting and 
drawing. 



60s 



After twenty-four years of teaching 
at the State University of New York, 

Farmingdale, Sara Watson Morrls 

'60 has retired. She and her husband, 
Martin, live in West Babylon, N.Y. 

On behalf of the lUP Alumni 
Association's admissions lecruilment 

program. Reggie Bonfield '63, David 
Leckvarcik '67, mil John Tate '67 

helped to write more than a thousand 
congratulatory letters to top students 
accepted to lUP. 

Dean of library services at California 
University of Pennsylvania, Bill 
Beck '65 received the university's J. 
R. Gregg Award for Loyalty and 
Service. He lives in Fredericktown, 
Pa. 

An administrator in the Christina 
School District in Newark, Del.. 
Rolando Toccafondi '65 has retired 
as a colonel in the U.S. Army 
Reserves. 

Mick Watson '66 of Indiana and 

Bonnie Curry Brose '67 of Landover, 
Md.. have been elected to serve on 
the board of the ILIP Alumni 
Association. 

Bonni Harper Zetick '66, executive 

vice president of the Philadelphia 
Developmental Disabilities 
Corporation, is the newly elected 
president of the Philadelphia 
Alliance of Specialized Agencies, a 
coalition of forty organizations in 
Philadelphia. Bonni just celebrated 
twenty-five years with her agency 
and is also a member of the lUP 
Alumni A.ssociation Executive 
Board. 

An adjunct professor at Florida 
Southern College. ElliS McCutcheon 

'67 has published his eightieth 
scholarly article. He lives in Winter 
Garden. 



A third grade teacher in the 
Allegheny-Clarion Valley School 
District. Stuart Estes '68 lives in 

Shippen\ille. Pa., with his wife. 

Vivian Davis Estes '68, who is the 

secretary at the First United 
Methodist Church of Clarion. Their 
older daughter, Victoria Estes 
Doran, is a member of the lUP Class 
of 1994, while Stuart and Vivian 
report that their younger daughter, 
Veronica, has followed in the 
footsteps of her brother. Shawn '96. 
and her father by participating in 
ILiP's Marching Band. 

Sherry Netzer Seese '68 and her 

husband. Frederick, of Las Vegas 
have both retired from the Army 
Reserves after twenty years of 
service. 



70s 



Allan Campbell '70 and Judith Martz 

Kochman '71 were both nominated 
lor the Indiana community's Civic 
Leader of the Year award last spring, 
Allan is a pastor and organization 
executive, and Judith is general 
manager of Sears Roebuck at 
Indiana Mall. 

Bethel Park. Pa., resident Howard 
Wolstoncroft '70, who received his 
master's degree from Duquesne 
University in 1974, earned his 
Principal's Certificate at Duquesne 
this year. 

Through the efforts of volunteers, 
more than a thousand letters were 
sent to the top students accepted to 
lUP as part of the lUP Alumni 
Association's admissions 
recruitment program. Alumni from 
the seventies who participated in the 
program this year included Madelyn 

Ross '71, Catherine Dunlap Miller 
'73, Thomas Kobus '74, William 
Malley '75, Terry Foriska, '77, 
Darlene Marshall Kubas '77, and 
Frank Tatone '77. 

Proud as a father announcing his 

son's graduation, Leonard Bench '72 

writes that his wife, Christine, known 
to him as Tina, graduated from lUP 
with a degree in accounting in 
August. Tina withdrew from lUP 
when she and Leonard were married 
m 1972. so her tenure as a student 
has spanned twenty-seven years. 
They have three sons. 

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At Cape May: Sd an.xii>iis for their fifty-year class reimiim. ihcse fiiends decided 
lo celebrate a little early with a trip to Cape May. N.J. From left are Joe Spamp- 
inato. Jean Hardt Glass '50. Helen Lau^hlin Mogle '50. Mary Pyle Palmer '50. 
Tom Palmer. Lois G/«.s,v Benson '50. John Benson '55. Jack Mof-le. Maiy Elaine 
Porinchak Goehring '50. Ralph Goehring. Ruth Adamson Zilhaver '50. and Joan 
Piihala Spampinato '50. 



Kim Lyttle 72, M'74 now serves as 
vice chair of the State System of 
Higher Education Board of 
Governors. 

After serving for twenly-five years 
as president of E. N. Dunlap. Inc., 
Catherine Dunlap Miller 73 of 
Hamsburg retired, sold the 
company, and bought Charlie 
Resources, a Kinderdance company . 
She also has cofounded Covenant 
Christian Academy, which opened 
this fall. 

Jim Pileggi 73 was promoted to 
administrative law judge within the 
Social Security Administration's 
Office of Hearings and Appeals. He 
lives in Fresno, Calif. 

Waleilonl. P.i . rcsidenls Nancy 
ZerfOSS O'Neill 74 and her husband. 
Jack, have adopted two daughters, 
newborn Shannon Kay and year-old 
Judy Maria. Judy is from St. 
Petersburg. Russia. 

After nine years with Westinghouse 
in employee communications and 
training, then four years with United 

Way. Kathleen Katocs Corcoran 

75, who earned lici m.istei's degree 
from Clarion in ['■)ai. is now 
director of development and 
community relations of Mars Home 
for Youth in Mars, Pa. Kathleen 
lives in New Brighton with her 



husband, Patrick, and three-year-old 
daughter, Elena, whose arrival, 
Kathleen says, defied the infertility 
specialists 

William Shipley 75 of Pittsburgh 
has been elected vice president of 
the lUP Alumni Association. 

In a promotion. Kevin Higgins 76 

was named vice president of 
software development lor USF&G. 
He lives m Ciaithershurg. Md . with 

his u lie. Anita Bisaha Higgins 76, 

who owns a small business, and their 
four children. 

An elementary teacher in the 
Palisades School District. Ricky 
Johnson 76 received his master's 
degree in education from Lehigh 
University. He and his wife. Diane 

Scattene Johnson 76, have two 

children. Su/aniie. who attends 
Kutztown University, and Matthew. 

Anna Maria Ginocchi Enders 77 of 

Mechanicsbiirg. Pa,, has ag.iin been 
elected to serve on the board of the 
lUP Alumni Association. 

Kevin Abbott 78 of Pittsburgh has 
been elected treasurer of the lUP 
Alumni Association. 

An attorney, Barbara Beringer 78 

announces the lormalion ol Koestel, 
Ciolti, and Beringer. Barbara and her 
husband, Douglas Shaffer, live in 
Reading and have a five-year-old 
daughter. Rachael, 

Karen Kelly Deklinski 79 of 

Harrisburg has been elected to 
another term as president of the lUP 
Alumni Association. 

In addition to becoming a center 
teacher for Madison County 

HeadStart. Sharon Bacheller 

Partridge 79 of EarKille. N.Y., ran 
a summer camp, and she coaches for 
summer and fall soccer leagues. 

Lesley Rutledge Ridgway 79 lives 

in Ocean View, N.l.. with her 
husband. Ed. 

John Scornaienchi 79 nul Joan 
Webb Scornaienchi '81, M'82 li\e m 

Columbia, Md. John is vice 
president of Olson Research 
Associates. 



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Soni Olinger Bickmore '80 and her 

tuisbaiul. Doug. Iraveleil to Si. 
Petersburg. Russia, to adopt their 
new daughter, Marlee Sonya. Soni, 
Doug, Marlee, and Marlee's big 
brother, GaiTett, live in Allison Park. 
Pa. 

Technical writer Kathy Crahen Kane 

'80 IS employed h_v iiikl C oipoiation 
and lives in Rio Rancho, N.M. 



A lieutenam commaiuler in the Navy 
Reserve. Mary NotSCh '80, while on 
Navy business in Washington. D.C., 
was given a CIA briefing by Dave 
Jenkins '79, who is branch chief of 
the Otfice of Transnational Issues. 
Mary lives in San Francisco with her 
husband, Frank Moreman, and is a 
special investigator for Risk 
Enterprise Management. 

In a new position with Frederick R. 

Harris. Inc . David Veights '80 is 

performing planning and 
environmental analysis on the Trcn 
Urbano project in San Juan, Puerto 
Rico. 

Anthony Bahno '81 .md Diane Daily 

BahnO '81 liave iiiu\cd to W indsor, 
Calif, considered wine country, with 
their children Julianne, Laura, and 
Andrew. Anthony was promoted to 
workers' compensation manager for 
Fireman's Fund Insurance, while 
Diane telecommutes for her job as a 
marketing manager for Advanta 
Corporation in Horsham, Pa. 

Bethany College's head football 

coach since 199.^. Steve Campos '81 

was named Coach of the '^'ear and 
received the Dapper Dan Award in 

igq."^. 

Andrea Catania Cocovich '81 and 

Terry Dunlap '81 were among fifteen 
alumni who volunteered to write 
more than a thousand letters to top 
students accepted to lUP as part of 
the lUP Alumni Association's 
admissions recruitment program. 

A communications associate with 
the Kur-Can- Group. Keri Caldwell 
'82 lives in Tempe. ,\n/ 

Lynn Fegley Meadows '82 has been 

promoted to vice president of 
corporate reimbursement at Apria 
Healthcare. Inc. She resides in 
McMurray. Pa., with her husband, 
Tom. 

Employed by CVS Pharmacy, 

Connie Ruffulo Tucker '82 is 

managing the company's new 
Greenville, S.C., store and 
participates on transition teams that 
convert newly purchased pharmacies 
into CVS stores. 

Nurses at Allegheny General 
Hospital in Pittsburgh. JameS 

Fetterman '83 md Lisa Zuchell 
Fetterman '84 li.nc Iwn clnldren, 
Jenna and Jamie. 

A human resources manager for 
Pillsbury. Ron Mattla '83, M'86 

writes that he once again has moved 
west with the company, this time to 
Shellev. Idaho, 

Harry Myers '83 has graduated from 
the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic 
Medicine and is an intern at St. 



Francis Central Hospital in 
Pittsburgh. 

David SieskO '83 ol New York has 
hccn elected to serve on the board of 
the \VP Alumni Association. 

Christina Goffi Strupek '83, her 

husband, Joseph, and children, 
Jonathan and Saniantha, have moved 
to the Saratoga Springs, N.Y., area. 

Sandy Kruckvich Brasili '84 and her 

husband. .Man. olC'hestcr. Va.. 
welcomed their first child, Claire, 
less than a month after Sandy 
graduated from the Reporting 
Academy of Virginia. Sandy is a 
freelance court reporter for several 
Richmond law firms. 

At Manatee Community College, 
Kathleen Mallozzi Curry '84 of 

Bradenlon, lla.. is dc\elopmg a new 
program for physical therapy 
assistants. 

Married in the sutiimer, Karen Votral 
George '84 and her husband. Dean, 

asked Pamela Johnson Flick '84 and 
Natalie Kotanchek '84 to serve as 

hndesniaids K.iren and Dean live in 
Halifax, Pa. 

William Gonda '84 of Erie has been 
elected secretary of the lUP Alumni 
Association 

Wendy Weinberger Matthews '84 

and her husband. Rick, live in 
McClellandtown, Pa., with their 
.sons, six-year-old Eric, four-year-old 
Ryan, and newly arrived Chad. 

In a new position with Wyeth- 
Lederle Vaccines and Pediatrics, 
David Reed '84 of Eli/.abelhtown, 
Pa,, is a biological service operator. 

A self-employed consultant. 

Christine Walsh Corba '85 of 

Dayton, Ohio, is working with the 
Governor's Community Service 
Council, coordinating the state's 
Unified Plan, which will identify 
priorities among service groups. 

Employed by the Allegheny Health, 
Education, and Research Foundation, 

Mary Gallagher Heilman '85 serves 

as the organization's assistant 
managing editor. She lives in Sarver, 
Pa. 

Robert Karas '85, M'98 is m 

admissions counselor at Cabnni 
College in Philadelphia. 

Harrisburg residents Robin Stewart 
Smith '85 and her husband, Tim, 
have three children. Nicole, Ryan, 
and Tyler. 

Mary Beth Binkley-GIII '86, who 

lives in Naples, Fla., with her 
husband Scott, was named designer 
of the month for the fourth time in 
her career with Ethan Allen, which 
began in 19%. 



Dean Koch '88 is worldwide 

marketing manager for Chiron 
Diagnostics and lives in Alameda, 
Calif, with his wife. Donna, and 
sons. Maxwell and Brendan. 

Now working for the Shaler Area 
School District, Denise Raymond '86 

of Pittsburgh graduated from 
Duquesne University in May with a 
ma.ster's degree in school 
counseling. 

Natalie Balitski '87 is now stationed 

at the Naval Submarine Support 
Facility in New London, Conn., for 
shore duty. 

Residents of Pittsburgh. John ColllnS 

'87 and Daria Levkus Collins '88 

have two children, four-year-old Aly 
and J.J., born last March. John is 
parking operations manager for the 
University of Pittsburgh, while Daria 
is administrative assistant and office 
systems coordinator for Carnegie 
Museums' development office. 

I hiving completed her residency, 

Michelle Giza Cullen '87 is doing a 

year-long fellowship in .sinus surgery 
at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in 
Baltimore, then plans to join her 
husband. Mark, in practice in 
Atlanta, She writes that she would 
love to hear from old friends. 

In new positions in the Fairfax 
County School System in Virginia, 

Daniel Ebeling '87, '89 teaches high 
school music, and Ronna BrOWH 
Ebeling '89 le.iches elemental) 
music. 

Brenda Ferguson '87 has graduated 

liom the Lake Erie College of 
Osteopathic Medicine and is an 
intern at Millcieek Community 
Hospital in Erie. 

Jennifer Haberman '87 of Los 

.\ngcles IS tcchnicil sales manager 
for the West Coast division of Shade 
Foods. 

Director of marketing 
communications of Pittsburgh's 
Ohio Valley General Hospital, 
Kristin Kaver '87 received her 
master's degree in public policy and 
management from Carnegie Mellon 
University. 

A manufacturing systems analyst for 
Amp, Inc., Bob Martin '87 received 
his master's degree in engineering. 

while Lynda Crawford Martin '86 is 

director of case management at the 
Community Hospital of Lancaster. 

Monica Rizzo '87 was among fifteen 
alumni who volunteered to write 
more than a thousand letters to top 
students accepted to lUP as part of 
the lUP Alumni Association's 
admissions recruitment program. 

When Darryl Davis '88 and Carin 



Baniewicz '90 exchanged wedding 
vows. Tony Allwein '88, Dawn 
Powers '89, and Len Davis '90 

participated in the wedding. Carm is 
an acquisitions manager forW.B. 
Saunders, a medical publisher, and 
Darryl is a doctoral student at the 
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy 
and Science. 

A new job assignment in 
environmental engineering with 
Allied Signal/UOP Research has 
taken Matt Kovatch '88 to the 

Chicago area. Matt and his wife, 
Mary, have two children, Carly and 
Sean. 

Pursuing a Ph.D. in English 
education al the University of 

Maryland. Jacquelyn Graham- 
McFadden '88, M'90 teaches in the 
Howard County Public Schools, 
while Mark McFadden '90 is a loss 
mitigation specialist lor Chevy 
Chase Bank. They live in Laurel, 
Md,, with two cats and two dogs. 

Alicia Palmer '88 is associate 
general counsel for Blue Cross and 
Blue Shield of the National Capital 
Area. She lives in Fairfax, Va., with 
her husband, Carlos Ortega. 

Mark Weidner M'88 received 

Truman State University's 
O'Donnell Advising Award, 
presented annually to outstanding 
academic advisors. He lives in 
Kirksville. Mo., with his wife. Ann 

Peplinski Weidner '89. 

Last year. Debbie Draksler Black '89 

relocated to Homer City with her 
husband, Tony, and sons. Brett and 
Brad. She had worked as a human 
resources assistant at a Philadelphia 
company. 

A teacher in the Lackawanna School 

District, Brenda Bortel Gibson '89 

received her master's degree in 
school counseling from the 
LIniversity of Scranton, while Paul 
Gibson '89 was promoted to case 
manager for the Federal Bureau of 
Prisons. 

A speech pathologist at Mercy 

Hospital of Pittsburgh, Marianne 
Belch Haffey '89 asked the 
following alumni to participate in 
her wedding to David Haffey: 

Martha Keefer '88, Sandra Kemph 
'88, Arlene Miller Barbus '89, Diane 
Duncan Clugston '89, Mariann 
Costello Facemire '89, and Deborah 
Clawson Topka '89. 

Promoted to operations director of 
CSX Technology, an arm of CSX 
Corporation, MarcO Vietti '89 lives 
in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., with his 
wife. Amy. 



90s 



MaiTicd in iw.s, Pam Schauble 

Bancroft '90 and her husband. 
Justin, are moving to Riga. Latvia, in 
Januai7 for new job assignments. 
They currently are in Woodbridge, 
Va.' 

P.J. Koropal '90 of Pitt.sburgh is a 
detective with the Allegheny County 
District Attorney's Office. 

Employed by Manatee Children's 
Services in Bradenton. Fla.. 
Kimberiy Kutch '90 received her 
master's degree in administration of 
criminal justice from Shippensburg 
University. 

Participants in the wedding of Kim 

McMullen Paronish '90 and Francis 
Paronish '91 of ixro , N H , 
included Kimberiy Hord '91, Lisa 
Smith Metheney 92, and Raymond 
Paronish '93, while many alumni 
attended. 

Last spring, Tom Sanchez '90 of 

North Versailles, Pa., was ordained 
through Greater Works Outreach. 

In a reassignment. Bradley Shields 

'90 is now station commander of the 
Pennsylvania State Police barracks 
at Somerset. 

In a promotion, Andrew Smith '90 

was named assistant public relations 
director for Temple University's 
Health Sciences Center in 
Philadelphia. 

Robert Adams M'91 of the 

Philadelphia area has been named 
senior industrial hygienist for Colder 
Associates, a science and 
engineering consulting firm. 

An annual report designed by 
Hagley Museum and Library's 
publications coordinator. Adam 
Albright '91, won first prize in the 
American Association of Museums 
design competition and earned a 
merit award from the Advertising 
Club of Delaware. Adam lives in 
Kennett .Square, Pa, 

Now a full-time student in Southern 
Methodist University's M.B.A. 
program, James Alvetro '91 has 
resigned his position at EDS. He 
lives in Dallas. 

When Joe Book '91 married Amy 
Flickiiiger, Mike Grillo '92, Rich 
Hackenberg '92, Dean Prozzoly '92, 
Chris Simon '92, Jill Kelso 
Hackenberg '93, and John Lounder 
'93 participated in the ceremony, Joe 
and Amy live in Pittsburgh. 

Having relocated to Lafayette. Ind., 

Kelli Eshleman Holland '91 is a 

registered nurse working in the 

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For more infonnation aboul lUP and its activities, 
access the universitys World Wide Web site at 
http://www.iup.edii/. 

Commencement 

DecciTibci 2 1 

Family Weekend 

October 3 1 and November 1 
(412)357-2302 

Alumni Activities 

(412)357-7942 

Greater Harrisburg Alumni Chapter Edgar Allan 

Poe Night, Mt. Hope Estate and Winery Tour, 

November 1 
Indiana County Alumni Chapter Pregame Tent 

Party. November 15 
Indiana County Alumni Chapter Holiday 

Decorating Party. Breezedale, November 23 
Greater Harrisburg Alumni Chapter Student and 

Alumni Night for Networking. January 13 
Philadelphia Chapter Student and Alumni Night 

for Networking, January 14 
State System of Higher Education Alumni Cruise 

to Bermuda, Atigust 15 through 22. 1998 

Artist Series 

(412)357-2315 

Neville Brothers. Fisher Auditorium. November 6, 

8:00 p.m. 
West Side Story, Fisher Auditorium. February 9. 

8:00 p.m. 
Porgy and Bess, Fisher Auditorium, April 25. 

8:00 p.m. 

Lively Arts 

(412), 357-2.547 

Peer Gym. presented by the National Theater for 
the Deaf. Performance Plus Series, Fisher 
Auditorium, October 21, 8:00 p.m. 

Orii Shahani, piano, Gorcll Chamber Music Series, 
Gorell Recital Hall, October 28, 8:00 p.m. 

Old Maid unit the Tliiel und .Sii.'^iinnii \s .Secret. 
Music Theater. Waller Hall Mainstage, 
October 29 through November I. 8:00 p.m. 

A Christmas Caral. Theater-by-the-Grove, Waller 
Hall Mainstage, November 20 through 22 and 
December 3 through 6, 8:00 p.m.; November 
23 and December 6, 2:00 p.m. 

My Fair Lady. Music Theater and Theater-by-the- 
Grove, Fisher Auditorium, February 18 
through 21, 8:00 p.m. 

Billv laylorTrio. Fisher Auditorium, Febmary 25, 
8:00 p.m. 

Richard Gla/.ier: Playine Gershwin, Gorell Recital 
Hall, March 23. 8:00 p.m. 

A Gershwin Gala, Fisher Auditorium. April 7, 
8:00 p.m. 

River City Bra.ss Band. Fisher Auditorium, April 
19.3:00 p.m. 



University Museum 

(412)357-79-^0 

Allographies. techniques of printmaking, October 

30 through December 14 
Highlights from Recent Acquisitions to Ihe 

Permanent Collection. January 8 through 25 
Works from the Depression Era: Selections from 

the Museum's Pennanent Collection, February 

5 through March 22 
Annual Graduate Exhibition, March 26 through 

May 3 
Annual Alumni Exhibition Celebrating the Fifties, 

June 1 2 through July 3 

Athletics 

(412)357-2747 

Men's Basketball 

Columbia Union. November 17. 8:00 p.m. 

at Houghton College Clas.sic. November 21 and 22 

East Stroudsburg, December I, 7:.3() p.m. 

at Shenandoah. December 3. 7:30 p.m. 

Clinch Valley, December 6, 2:00 p.m. 

Cenlenary, December 10. 7:30 p.m. 

Houghton, December 13, 7:30 p.m. 

at Rollins College Tournament, January 2 and 3 

al Columbia Union, January 5, 7:00 

Lock Haven, January 7. 8:00 p.m. 

at California, January 10, 8:00 p.m. 

Messiah, January 12. 7:30 

Edinboro. January 14, 8:00 p.m. 

Clarion. January 17. 8:00 p.in. 

ul Slippery Rock. January 21, 8:00 p.m. 

al Pill-Johnstown. January 24. 7:30 p.m. 

at Shippcnsburg, January 28, 8:00 p,m. 

California, January 31, 8:00 p.m. 

al Lock Haven. February 4. 8:00 p.m. 

al Clarion. February 7, 8:00 p.m. 

at Edinboro, February 1 1. 8:00 p.m. 

Slippery Rock. February 14, 8:()0 p.m. 

Ohio Valley, February 16, 7:30 p.m. 

Shippcnsburg, February 18, 8:00 p.m. 

M^omen's Basketball 

Columbia Union, November 17, 6:()f) p.m. 
al St. Vincent, November 19, 7:00 p.m. 
al West Virginia Weslcyan. November 22, 

7:00 p.m. 
Bloomsburg. November 25, 6:00 p.m. 
Best Western Classic, November 28 and 29 
at Pill-Johnstown, December 3, 6:00 p.m. 
Dial Classic, December 7 and 8 
Glenvillc State, December 9, 6:00 p.m. 
at Ashland, December 13, 3:00 p.m. 
al Shepherd, January 3, 3:00 p.m. 
Lock Haven, January 7, 6:00 p.m. 
at California, January 10, 6:00 p.m. 
Edinboro, January 14, 6:00 p.m. 
Clarion, January 1 7, 6:00 p.m. 
at Slippery Rock, January 21, 6:00 p.m. 
Ohio Valley, Januai^ 24, 2:00 p.m. 
al Shippcnsburg, January 28, 6:00 p.m. 
California, January 31, 6:00 p.m. 
al Lock Haven, February 4, 6:00 p,m. 
at Clarion, February 7, 6:00 p.m. 
al Edinboro, February 1 1, 6:00 p.m. 
Slippery Rock, February 14, 6:00 p.m. 
Shippcnsburg, February 18, 6:00 p.m. 



emergency depart iiK'iil ul Home 
Hospital, and Matt Holland '93 is a 

safely and health professional with 
Alcoa. 

Alunnii III the hritlal partv of 

Christopher Keenan '91 .huI Megan 
Brune '94 niLludcd Adrienne Keenan 
'89, Tim Cummings '91, Thomas 
Cummlngs '91, Suzi Connor '95, 
Nicki Flora '95, uul Natalie Baugh 

'96. Chris and Mcg.in li\c in Lilil/,, 
Pa. 

Having earned her master's degree 
in Ihe summer from Asbury 
Theological Seminary, Deborah 
Keene '91 began a new position as 
director of music al Woodlawn 
United Methodist Church in 
Bucyrus, Ohio. 

Married in July. Mark Rice '91 and 

Heather Claffey Rice '94 asked 
Sheryl Rice '84, Cindy Rice Izzo '91, 
Bryan Farrell '92, Jeff Farrell '93, 
Niki Conn '94, Amy Rossi '94, Jeff 
Widdowson '94, .md Jeanne Hanna 

10 be in their wedding. 
Married last fall, Kellle MoOre 

Sanchez '91 works loi Kculmg 

Hospital and Medical Center, and 
she and her husband, Anthony, share 
their house in Wernersville, Pa., with 
their dog, Joplin. 

Homer City resident Lisa Coleman 
SeSOCk '91 IS a corporate credit 
representative for Dietrich 
Industries. 

In Ihe wedding of Tracey Mason 

Daniels '92 and her husband. 

Tiiiioth) . Wendy Bowser '91 and 
Christy Schmitt '92 ucie members 
of the bridal party. 

Married in the spring to Michael 

Ganti, Renee Schmidt Gantt '92 
asked Shannon Pickup '91 .md 
Stephanie Kermes Hoover '92 to 

participate in her wedding. Renee, 
who is doing graduate work al West 
Virginia University and .at North 
Carolina Slate University, is a school 
guidance counselor and lives in 
Soulhern Pines, N.C. 

A reporter and anchor for WGET 
and WGTY radio in Gettysburg, 
Timothy Lambert '92 last year won 
two second place awards for 
newscasting among small-market 
stations from the Pennsylvania 
Associated Press Broadcasters 
A.s.sociation. 

Pursuing a graduale degree in public 
school admmislialioii, Laurle 
Maycheck '92 teaches elementary 
music in Ihe Loudoun County 
School District ill Virginia 

Kimberly Kelley Rogg '92 and her 

husband. Russell, ol I'lllshingh. 

asked Greg Foster '90, Jodi Foster 



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'90, Greg Fredland '90, and Kevin 

Kelley '96 lo ]iarlicipalc 111 their 
wedding. 

Married lasi year. Gina Rullo-Nielsen 

'92 and lier liusband, Urik, li\e in 
Erie, where Gina, who just earned 
her master's degree, teaehes. They 

usked Cheryl Rudaitis '92, Francine 
Marinari '94, Steven Rullo, and 

Rody Ferrante to participate in their 
wedding- 
Michael Fort '93 IS an elementary 
school teacher in the Baltimore 
County Public Schools. 

Participant.s in the wedding of Mark 
Hollar '93 and Jill Shollenberger 
Hollar '93 included Janel Emerick 
'93, Theodore Lessick '93, and 
Douglas Cunningham '95. 

Manied in September, Jennifer 

Zaranek Johnson '93 lives m 

Columbus. Ohio, with her husband. 
James, and works as the public 
relations manager for WOSU. 

In the top ten percent of his class, 
Keith Kodosky '93 graduated from 
West Virginia University College of 
Law with the Order of the Coif and 
Order of Barrister Honors. 

Jodi Longenecker Miller '93 and 
Steven Miller '93 of Hli/abethtown, 
Pa , asked Melissa Cramer '92, Kelly 
McHugh Collins '92, Carrie Buyarski 
'93, Dan Stoltzfus '94, Gillian 
Delgado '95, and Karen Bheddah to 
participate in their wedding. 



An intern at Community General 
Oseopathie Hospital in Harrisburg. 
Beverly Pennine '93 graduated from 
the Phikidelphia College of 
Osteopathic Medicine last spring. 

Former director of worldwide sales 
for Grand Slam Licensing, Inc. 

Jeremy Stefan '93 has joined 
AMINCO International, Inc., as 
vice president for sales and 
operations, in Irvine, Calif. 

Members of the bridal party of 
Sonya Lockard Arotin '94 and her 

husband. Mike, ineludcd Kim Gray 

'94, M'97; Alexis Sarokon '95; and 
Amy Wesoiek '95 

Members of the bridal party of 

Celese Jones Brown '94 and her 

husb.iiid. Mark, included TraCy 

Panasiti '93, Keri Acquaro '94, 
Theresa Musheno '94, and Lora 
Wasson '94. 

In a promotion with Young and 

Rubicam. Bonnie Burns '94 of New 

York City was named assistant 
account executive for AT&T's target 
market business. 

Elected president of the newly 
formed Chicago motion picture 
production company 4Lites and A 
Shadow Productions, Inc., JacqUG 
Day '94 has been hired as a producer 
for Abraxas Film Company and is 
developing and producing the 
feature film The Hardpan liu/iiiiy. 
She serves on the board of 



Independent Feature 
Project/Midwest. 

Married in the summer, Victoria 
Estes Doran '94 and her husband. 
Robert, live in Mcadville, Pa. 

Brandon Faulkner '94 and his wife, 
Knslin. asked Robert Kollra '94 and 
Colin Finan '97 to participate in the 
wedding. 

A teacher. Kacy FIsher '94 works 
with sixth graders in the North Penn 
School District and lives in Green 
Lane, Pa. 

Mamed in August. MellSSa BottI 
Miller '94 and John Miller live in 
Charlotte, N.C. 

In the spring issue of /f/P Miif;iiziiie. 
Matthew Murphey '94 was identifed 
as Michael Murphey in a class note 
that described his work in Portugal 
with AniBridge. Apologies to Matt. 

Frances Woo Austin '95 and her 

husband. Julian, who just graduated 
from Yale, live in New Haven, 
Conn., with their son, Kyle. 

Having earned her master's degree 
in anthropology at Ohio State 

University, Tammy Lorah Barette 

'95 is now pursuing her Ph.D. in 
physical and forensic anthropology. 

Lockheed has presentcil ils 
President's Award to Colleen 
Brawdy '95, who upon notification 
of the award was told that the award 
has never before been presented to 



someone so early in his or her 
career. Colleen lives in the 
Philadelphia area. 

Participants in Ihe wedding of 

Melissa Schafer Casella '95 and 
Matthew Casella '96 included 
George Casella '92, Lori 
Scarborough Tirjan '95, and Chris 
Croucher '97. 

Married in September. Robert Hanak 

'95 and Tammi Torrance Hanak '96 

live in Columbus. Ohio, and asked 
Kathryn Hanak '91 , Darren Ettore 
'95, and Heidi Malin '96 to 

participate in their wedding. Tammie 
is a speech language pathologist 
with the Be.xley City Schools, and 
Robert attends optometry school at 
Ohio State University. 

Nyree Hilbert '95 is engaged to 
Tommy, not Tammy, Dardarian, as 
erroneously reported in the last issue 
of the magazine. 

Ed Janison '95, who is pursuing his 

MBA. at lUP, and Melissa Severa 

'96 are engaged to be nianied. 

In a new position, Shawn Johnson 

'95 of Orlando works in a Florida 
Department of Law Enforcement 
forensic lab. 

The Millville, N.J.. Public Housing 
Authority has hired Brian Oglesby 
'95 as its executive coordinator of 
the Economic Development and 
Supportive Services Program. 
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housing residents acquire job skills 
or pursue postsecondary education 
as a transition to purchasing their 
own homes. 

Married last spring, Tina Robinson- 
Burgess '95 and Aaron Burgess '96 

li\e in l.akcvuHid. Ohio. Iiii.! is a 
manager for the Dress Bam, Inc., 
and a Mary Kay consultant, while 
Aaron is assistant editor of the 
Alternative Press magazine. 

According to a letter from Nlkkl 
Sansom '95, Kelly Beagle DeMoss 
'95 and Thomas DeMoss '95 asked 

her and several other alumni to 
participate in their wedding. They 

included Gregg Leone '94, Jen 
Kostyal '95, Val Mitchell '95, and 
Joelle Gatial '97. 

Nicole Szczesny '95, who earned her 
master's degree in clinical 
psychology at Xavier University, 
works with families and at-risk 
children at St. Joseph Orphanage in 
Cincinnati. 



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Jacob Easley M'96 made a 
presentation and conducted a 
workshop at the annual Peru TESOL 
Conference, held in Lima in July. 

A French teacher. Jennifer Johnson 

Hand '96 works with seventh 
through twelfth graders in the 
Southampton County Public Schools 
in Virginia. 

A substitute teacher. Richard 
Ritenour '96 works in both the 
Blairsville-Saltsburg School District 
and the Lower Burrell School 
District. 

Lost and Found 

Alpha Sigma Tau friends of Kim 

White: Please contact her at 
k\Uiiicl I I.^Ci'aol.com. 

Arlene Acone, Debbie Billeter, 
Diane Cimino, KrIsScannell, Fran 
Thompson, and Dayna Ligoon: 

Please contact Jan Moycr Klinger al 
R.D. i Box 244E, Middleburg, PA 
17842. 



Art Majors, Art Professors, and 
Friends of the Arts: For information 
about an artists' reunion, scheduled 
for March 2 1 , 1998, at the Ramada 
Inn in Somerset, Pa., please contact 
Leslie Jones Swentosky, Ramada 
Inn, P.O. Box ."ill, Somerset, PA 
l.^.iOl or call (SI4)44.V4646. ext. 
124, 

Chuck BIy: Please contact Kevin 

Chabin al 1(11018.^6-1868. 

George Boris and Sam Griffith: 

Please contact John Petro at 1 968.1 
Osmus, Livonia, Ml 48152; (248) 
474-0.527. 

Esch Hall Fifth Floor Residents, 
1991-92: Plc.isc CIM11.1CI .Michael 
Fort, 485.5 W'ainw right Circle, 
Owings Mills. MD 21 117; (410) 
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Judith Legier: Please contact 
Kathleen Kalocs Corcoran at I4I2) 

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Krista Middleton and Chris 

Peterson: Please contact Christine 
S\ctz at (77U) 957-8936. 



Charles Muscardelli: Please contact 
Lou .\iiiic C herr\ DePonceau at 522 
Second Avenue. Johnstown, PA 
15845: (814) 965-5452. 

Lynne Pifer: Please contact Linda 
McCabe Ricklefs at 913 Lucas 
Street, Muscatine lA 52761. 

Diane Reitz, Paula Brown, and 
Cheryl Bearer: Please contact ,Xnn 
Oslroski al 1412)672-21 29 or (800) 

852-58(12 

Trolls and Associates (Tom Tripoli, 
Bill Pericht, Steve Ogrlzek, Rich 
Voynick, and Mark Brumbaugh): 

Please contact Jim Lang al (216) 
255-7216. 

Marriages 

70s 

Linda McCabe Reiling '77 in Rodney 

Ricklets, Apiil4, 1997. 

80s 

Jennifer Savage '80 to Robert 
Di\oii. Ma> 17. 1497. Sherry 

Mergner '83 to Bohdan llr\nc\\\ch, 

June 21. iw7 SabrinaElliott'84to 

James Chnsiopher. May 30, 1997. 
Karen Votral '84 to Dean George, 
June 7, 1997 Patricia Daniels '85 to 

Patrick Hogan. March 2.V 1406 

Susan Harrison '85 to Allan Stratton 
'91, August 9. 1997. Mary Beth 
Binkley '86 to Scott Gill. April 19, 
1497 Lori Jandrositz '86 to Hnc 

Forsman. Ninenibcr2, 1996. 

KImberly White '86 lo Ton> Jackson. 
April 19, 1997 Donna Crownover 

'87 lo Donald Jackson, May 28, 

1995 Teresa Ward '87 to Steve 
Simoneiii. June 7. 1997, Darryl Davis 
'88 lo Carin Baniewicz '90, June 14. 
1997 Chris Goda '88 to James 
Huston '88, June 29. i49i Marian 
Jones '88 lo \laiihev\ Bell, May 10. 
1997 Kristlne Lang '88 to Timothy 
Biriis, September 9, 1995. Alicia 
Palmer '88 to Carios Ortega. June 

22, 1996 Marianne Belch '89 to 

David HalTey. October 26. 1996. 

Wendy Kitterman '89 to Wiiham 
Krah. June 8. 1997. Lisa Lightner 

'89 to Michael Baughman. May 17. 
1997 Angela Moderelli '89 to 

Thomas Ma>. Ma\ 25. 1997, 

90s 

Janice Clarkson '90 to Josci^h 

D;igne\. Juls .v 199.V Keri 
LichtenfelS '90 lo Paul Miller. July 
I. 1995 Kim McMullen '90 lo 
Francis Paronish '91, October 5, 

1996 Leslie Sellers '90 to James 

Thnnipson. Scpleniher 27. 1997, 

Christopher Keenan '91 lo Megan 
Brune '94, inne 28. 1997 Laurie 

Kravetsky "91 to Joe McClmlock, 

April 12, 1997. Kellle Moore '91 lo 



Anthony S.incliLV. September 28, 
I W6 Amy Otterman '91 to I 
Douglas Reselai, June 4. H)'^)4 Mark 

Rice '91 to Heather Claffey '94, July 

26, 1997. Valerie Weir '91 to Wayne 
Robinson, May 24, 1997. Kimber'ly 
Kelley '92 to Russell Rogf;, July .S, 

1997. Tracey Mason '92 to Timothy 

Daniels, May 10, 1997, Gina RullO 

'92 to Hrik Nielsen, June 29, 1996. 

Renee Sclimidt '92 to Miehael 
Gantt, April 26, 1997. Micliael Fort 
'93 to Leslie Benhardt, June 211, 
1997 Daniel Hollar '93 to Jill Ann 
Shollenberger '93, May }\. 1997 
Jodi Longenecker '93 to Steven 
Miller '93, May .M, 1997 Nannette 
Poole '93 to Tim Sirofchuck '93 and 
'96, April 19, 1997 William Smith 

'93 to Ruth ODonnell, June 29, 

1996 Brandon Falkner '94 to Kristin 
Boseo, July 19, 1997. Celese Jones 

'94 to Mark Brown, May 24, 1997. 
Sonya Lockard '94 to Mike Arotin, 
September 16. I99,s. Kimberlee 

Pennington '94 to Christopher CloiT, 

November 2.S, 199.";. Heather Pyle 

'94 to Aidan deRenne, April 1 2, 

1997 Kelly Beagle '95 to Thomas 

Demoss '95, July 19, 1997 Deolse 

Bracovich '95 to Bruce Biaatcn, 

June 1 , 1 996 Donna Conner '95 to 

Bill Leekey, December ,S, 199.^. 

Danette Druchniak '95 to Shawn 
Johnson '95, Jul> 20, 1996 Robert 
Hanak '95 to Tammi Torrance '95, 
.September 6, 1997 Jason Livingston 
'95 to Jennifer Toward '97, May ,1 1 , 
1997 Tinamarie Robinson '95 to 



Aaron Burgess '96. May 24, I9i)7 
Melissa Schafer '95 to Matthew 
Casella '96, April 26. 1997 Michael 
Cryster '96 to Sandra Fairchild '96, 
August 17. 1996 Jennifer Johnson 
'96 to Troy Hand '96. August 9. 
1997 Shawn Johnson '96 to Robyn 
Reilly'97, July 19. 1997, 



Births 



70s 

To Jerry Franks '71 and Jane 

Jcnncss, a daughter, Anne Marie, 

March 20, 1996, To Robert Turk 

IVI'71 and Christine Turk, a son, 
Devin Matthew. May 27, 1992. and 
a daughter, MacKenzie Rose, May 

30. I99;s To Elizabeth Runqulst 

Guerin '75 and Glenn Gueiin, a son. 
Steven Erik, April 4, 1997. To 

William Barthelemy '76 and Sarah 

Barthelcni). a ilaughter. Corinne. 
No\ ember I I. 1996. To Linda 
McCabe RicklefS '77 and Rodney 
Ricklcf's. a daughter. Rachele Maiie, 
October 10, 1994, and a daughter, 
Danielle Mae, August I, 1996. To 

Douglas Baldwin '78 and Lynn 

Baldwin, a daughter, Erin, August 

28. 1996 To Joyce Foley Elkins '78 

and Rick Elkins. a daughter. Barbara 
Alexandra. March 6. 1997. To Hank 

Pizoli '78 and Deolse Preisser Pizoli 
'86, a daughter. Gianna Elena. 
November 19, 1996, To Nicola 
Pribish Konyk '79 and John Konyk. 
a son, Nicholas John. March 12. 



1996. To James Panchik '79 and 

Beth Ann Panchik. twin sons. Yuri J. 
and Nicholas J.. January 16, 1997. 

80s 

To Soni Olinger Bickmore '80 and 

Doug Bickmore, an adopted 
daughter, Marlce Sonya, September 

9. 1996 To Deborah Sowers Freas 

'80 and Douglas Frea.s, a son, Eric 
Charles. April 1. 1997. To Mary 
NotSCh '80 and Frank Morcman. a 
daughter. Austin Ann. June 2,'i, 1997, 

To Carol Miller O'Malley '80 and 

Michael O'Malley, a son, 
Christopher John, December -^, 1996. 
To Bill Sonni '80 and Rosemarie 
Sonni. a daughter, Emily Paige, May 

9. 1997. To Wayne Vanbeveer '80 

and Jennifer VanDeveer. a son. 
August Carleton. February 2.3. 1997. 
To Diane Ratica Church '81 and 

Harry Church, a daughter. Hannah 
Eh/abeth, April 10. 1997. To Anne 

Carnahan Espinola '81 and JeiT 

Espinola. triplets. Benjamin Ide, 
Peter ,\\e\. and Katelin Marie. 
No\ ember 4. 1996 To Ronald 

Travitz '81 and Laura Whale Travitz 

'82, a daughter, Kelly Marie, March 
18. 1997. To Lorl Wilson '81 and 
Richard Pish, a daughter. Stephanie 
Lynn, May 28, 1997. To Sandra 
McFarland Bizon '82 and Mark 
Bizon, a daughter, Ashley Marie, 
March 31, 1997. To Patricia 

Sullivan Greaney '82 and Jack 

Greaney. a ilaughter. Anne Marie, 

October 20. I99h. To Joyce 
Romboski McKnight '82 and Chris 



McKnight, a daughter. Macy 
Alexandra. June 10. 1995. and a 
daughter. Lindsay Elizabeth. March 

3 1 . 1 997 lo Sonya Snyder '82 and 

Mark Mattern. a son. Sterling 
Clarence. April 8. 1997. To Stefanie 
Albamonte-Petrick '83, M'84 and 
William Petrick. a son. Anthony 
Andrew. June 3. 1997. To James 
Fetterman '83 and Lisa Zuchelli 

Fetterman '84, a daughter. Jenna 
Christine. January 3. 1997. To 

Barbara Blake Honkus '83 and 

Daniel Honkus '83, a daughter. Mary 
Margaret. March 2,'i. 1997. To LISa 
Kush McCalllster '83 and Greg 
McCallister. a daughter. Jill Michele. 
September 23. 1993. a daughter, 
Katie Nicole. July 24. 1995. and a 
son. Jack William. June 28. 1997. To 

Virginia Towers Post '83 and 

Michael Post '84, a daughter, Sarah 
Elise, December 16, 1994, and a 
daughter, Laura Grace, September 3, 

1996. To Timothy Sager '83 and 

Georgia Sager, a son, Gerald 
Timothy, July 25, 1997, To Tina 
Sicher twery '83 and Bruce Twery, a 
son. Alexander Joseph. March 20. 

1997 To Sandy Kruckvich Brasili 

'84 and Alan Brasili, a daughter. 
Claire Suzanne. May 2. 1997. To 

Sabrina Elliott-Christopher '84 and 

James Christopher, a daughter. 
DoniinR|ue. July 18. 1997. To Wendy 

Weinberger Matthews '84 and Rick 

Matthews, a son, Chad Allen. April 

30. 1 997. To Carol Ann Tihey 
Planltzer '84 and John Planitzer '84, 

a dauffhter. Emma Ann. Juls 2. 1997. 




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Your troubles are over. Soon, an impressive directoiy of our alumni will be 
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To David Reed '84 and Cynthia 
Reed, a daughler. Kendra Lynne. 

June 1(1, I y97. To Christine Walsh 

Corba '85 and Curt Corba. a son, 
Nicholas, April 27, 1995, and a 
daughler. Colleen. February 28. 

1997. To Laurie Potts Foster '85 and 

Edmund Foster, a daughter, 
Alexandra Paige, May 9, 1997. To 
Patricia Daniels Hogan '85 and 

Patrick Hogan. a daughter. Danielle 
Shea, .lanuary 5. 1997 To Patty 

Kuba Mahr '85 and Steve Mahr '85, 

a son. Phillip Steven. April 17. 1997. 

To Susan Marburger Shannon '85 

and Dan Shannon, a son. Brad 
Daniel. February 28. 1997. To Robin 
Stewart Smith '85 and Tim Smith, a 
son. Tv ler Charles. December 27, 

1996 To Holly Frederic Vertucci '85 

and Fred Vertucci. a son. Da\ id 
Carmen. May 2. 1997. To Darbara 
Daird Wehn '85 and John Wehn. a 
daughter. Delaney Paige. May 13, 

1997 lo Ronald Zezza '85 and 
Patrice IVIIinarich Zezza '86, a 

daughter, Alyssa Nicole. April 14. 
1997. ToKarlEstright'88and 
Debbie Hutt Estright '87, a daughter. 

tmil> Al\ssa. June 4. 1997. To Lori 

Waltz Flickinger '86 and Steve 

Flickmger. a son. Drew Steven. June 
19. 1997. To Dean Koch '86 and 

Donna Koch, a son. Maxwell. May 

II. 1997 To Kay Lanning Litman 
'86, M'90 and William Litman '89, 

M'90, twin sons, Aaron James and 
Nathaniel Robert. April 1. 1996. To 

Lynda Crawford Martin '86 and Bob 

Martin '87, a son. .Alec Robert. 
Februarv .S. 1997. To Denlse 

Preisser PIzoli '86 and Hank Pizoli 

'78, a daughter. Gianna Elena, 
November 19. 1996. To Marci 

Pascuzzi Aderlye '87 and Augustine 

Aderiye M'88, a son. Andreas Enrico 
f)ludamilola. July 1. 1996. To John 

Collins '87 and Daria Levkus Collins 

'88, a son. John Joseph. March 1 1 . 

1997. To Donna Crownover-Jackson 

'87 and Donald Jackson. ,i son. 
Donald. February IS. 1997. To Jim 

Gillespie '87 and Deborah Crotts 

Gillespie '89, a daughter. Brooke 
Nicole. April. "5. 1997. ToScott 

Norton '87 and Shelley Owens 

Norton '89, a daughter. Abagail 
Lynn. April 17. 1997. To Cynthia 
Marcinik Sarp '87 and Thomas Sarp, 
a son, Adam Francesco, November 

8, 1995. To Kathy Scott Sober '87 

and Jim Sober, a son. .Austin 
Michael. July 4. 1997. To Phillip 
Tomasetti '87 and Lynette 
Tomasetti. a son, Matthew Phillip. 
November 14, 1994, and a daughter. 
Megan HIi/.abelh. Jnl\ l.y 1997. To 

Sandra Nuskuliak Wolczko '87 and 

David Wolczko '88, a daughter. 
Megan Idi/abeth. June 29. 1997. To 

Carol Shumaker Zmick '87 and Don 



Zmick, a son. Paul Donald. .Ajiril 11), 
1997. To Lori Miller Abraham '88 
and Todd Abraham '88, a son, 
Chnsiophcr Alan. July 19. 1997. To 

Melissa Moreau Aungst '88 and 

Bruce .Aungst. a son. Cameron 
Moroau. May 10, 1996. To Kristine 
Lang BiruS '88 and Timothy Birus. a 
son, Samuel Patrick. September 1 1. 

1996. To Brian Custer '88 and Paula 
Custer, a daughter. Gianna. 
September 23, 1991, and a daughter. 
Myiah, June 10, 1997. To Frank 
Gerardi '88 and Jennifer Gerardi. a 
son. Nicholas. July 4. 1997. To Chris 

Goda Huston '88 and James Huston 

'88, a son. James Christian. June 21. 

1997. To Mark Olszewski '88 and 

Lisa Olszewski, a daughler. Marisa. 
August 22, 1997. To Cheryl Johnson 
Renzi '88 and Ned Ren/i. a son. 
Matthew Joseph. .August 1. 1996. To 

Matthew Salerno '88 and Kimberly 
Wilt Salerno '89, a son. Luke 
Matthew. June 2. 1997 To Diane 

Huchrowski Taylor '88 and Curtis 

Taylor, a daughter. Anna Grace. Ma\ 

14, 1997 To Kimberly Brose Webber 

'88 and Daniel Webber, a daughter, 
Alexa Mane. April 10. 1997. To 
Heidi Zajdel Wilson '88 and Mark 

\\ ilson. a son. Michael Dayton. May 

31. 1997 lo Pierrette Reyes 

Cortner '89 and Mark Cortner, a 
daughter. Bianca Elise. Februais 4, 

1997 To Amy Bolosky Dengler '89 

and Stephen Dengler, a son. 
Matthew Stephen. March 22. 1997. 

To Debbie Draksler Black '89 and 

Tony Black, a son. Brett Anthony, 
June 2, 1994, and a son. Brad 
Andrew. January 29. 1997. To Anne 

Zavatchen Ferrick '89 and Charles 

Ferrick '90, a daughter. Carolyn 
Anne. April 3(1. 1997, To Brenda 

Bortel Gibson '89 and Paul Gibson 

'89, a son. Andrew. December 31. 

1996 To Wendy Kitterman Krah '89 

and William Krah. a daughler. 
Madison Leigh. October 27, 1993. 

To Marcie Marince Papik '89 and 
Michael Papik '90, a daughter, 
Sii/anne Mane. January 30. 1997. To 
Paul Ryan '89 and Sharon 
Braithwaite Ryan '89. a daughter, 

Victoria Lynn. May 3. 1996. To 

Christine Heineman Rys '89 and Joe 

Rys, a son. John William. May 7. 

1997 To Beth Timmeney Sanchez 
'89 and Tom Sanchez '90, i 

daughter. Maria tilona. July 3. 1997. 

To Lori Bono Shields '89 and 
Bradley Shields '90, a son. Blake 

Edward. March 27. 1997. lo Nancy 

Hutzler Shipley '89 and Wes Shipley 

'89, .1 (kiiighler. Olivia Callilecn, 
June 5, 1997. 



90s 

To Janice Clarkson Dagney '90 and 

Joseph Dagney. a son. Jacob Joseph, 
June 18, 1995, and a daughter, 
Jaycee Marie, September 21, 1996. 

To Kevin Dunleavy '90 and Michele 
lacocca Dunleavy '92, a d mghier. 

Regan l-li/abclh. Ma> 4. 1997. To 

Susan Frycklund Enserro '90 .md 

Joseph Enserro, a daughter. Ciabi idle 
Grace. Apnl 5. 1997. To Amy Kozar 
Jenkins '90, M'91 and Dan Jenkins, 
a son. Ldw.iid Joseph. May 22. 1997. 

To Kris Musgrove Judy '90 and Mark 

Judy, a son. Matthew ,\l.in. bebruarv 
5. 1994, and a son, Brandon Mich.iel. 
July 15, 1996. To Kimberly Kish '90 
and Larry Kromer, a son, Joshua 
Ervin. January 3. 1997. To Keri 
Lichtenfels Miller '90 and Paul 
Miller, a daughter. McKenzee 
McGraw. May 18. 1997. To Denlse 
KavO Nese '90 and James Nese, a 
son. ,\nthon\ James. June 20, 1997. 

1 o Christine Ritz Robinson '90 and 

Steve Robinson '90, i d.iughier. 

Emma L>dia. .April 30. 1997, To 

Kelly Mortimer Sennewald '90 and 

Dan Sennewald, a son, Ryan Patrick. 
September 10. 1996. To Amy Luff 
Smith '90 and Andrew Smith '90, a 

son. Biyce Hamilton. Ma\ 29, 1997. 
To Christian Abell '91 and Julie 
Abell, a son. Hank Christian. July 

22. 1997. To Karen Streett Graham 

'91 and James Graham, a son, Layne 
Hanson. June 8. 1997. To Troy 
Herrington '92 and Melissa 
HeiTingion. a son. Trentin Myers, 

Januarv 2. 1 997 To Joe McCreary 
'91 and Beth Snodgrass McCreary 

'92, a daughter. Lauren Idise. June 6. 

1997 Fo Amy Otterman Resetar '91 

and J. Douglas Resetar, a son, John 
Otto, December 15, 1995. To Andrea 
Walters Rich '91 and Jay Rich, a 
daughter. Hannah Jeannettc. April 3. 

1997 lo Kate Schlosser Black '92 

and Jim Black, a son, Cody James, 
August 29, 1994, and a daughter, 
Madison O'Shea. July 17. 1997. To 

Michael Petrunyak '92 and 
Rosemary Ragosta Petrunyak '93, a 

son. Maximilian Michael. Seplemher 

15. 1996. To Brad Carruthers '93 

and JoAnn Carruthers. a daughler. 
Brianna Nicole. June 1.^. 1997, Fo 

Anne-Marie Brock Crawford '93 and 

Thomas Crawford, a daughter. 
Megan Eli/abeth, July 19. 1993. and 
a son, Thomas James. J.inuaiv 1 3. 

1997 To Patrick Gallucci '93 and 
Kathleen McKee Gallucci '84, a son, 

Painck Jacob. Januarv 23. 1996. To 
Amy Dougherty Hicks '93 and Brian 

Hicks, a son. Collm Douglas. May 

25, 1997 To Brian Callaghan '94 
and Molly Ray Callaghan '94, a son, 

Andrew I homas. April 23. 1997. To 

Kimberlee Pennington Gorr '94 and 



Christopher Gorr, a son, Alexander 
Nicholas. April 27. 1997. To 

Frances Woo Austin '95 and Julian 

Austin, a son. K\ Ic Julian Chu. May 

26, 1997. Fo Donna Conner Leckey 

'95 and Bill Leckey, a daughter. 
Kylee. Apnl 2, 1997. To Amy 
McCunn '95 and Tern, McCunn, a 
daughter, Megan Alia. February 25, 
1997. 



Deaths 



1922: Peari Ewens Singer. 1924: 
Gladys Skinner Freeman. Laura 
Mateer, Frances Shroup. 1926: Fdna 
Siverd Himes 

1932: Carl Bee, Beatnee Bolin Dye, 
Eleanor MeVieker Vallas, Chariotte 
McCurdy Wetzel. 1933: Pearl Hall 
Sexton, Cathanne Flatt Thayer. 
1934: Dixon Lighlcap, Dora Askins 
McCauley. Helen Mulvehill 
McGreevey. 1935: John Valentine. 
1937: Mary Carter, Allan Fujita 

1942: Revere Blose, Marguerite 
Zellers Kraiuer, 1949: Edward 
Talhere. Philip Uhler 

1950: Evelyn Sellner Caldwell, 
Marjorie Mullin Murray. 1951: John 
Taddie. 1952: Dolores Cannizzaro, 
Edwin Johnston, 1956: Doris 
Edwards Rairigh. 1959: Lynn 
Deverle Armel 

1962: Mary Lois Swasy Yelenic. 
1969: Ronald Miller 

1971: Robert Sheetz. 1973: John 
Duer. 1974: Priseilla Jane Wilson- 
Ower. 1978: David Tobolla. 1979: 
Judith Kuba Torcaso 

1980: James Conaway. 1987: Teri 
Holt 

Other Deaths 

Virginia Gault, a university librarian 
froiu 1962 to 1977, died June 12, 
1997. 

Robert Nossen, who for several 
years served as manager of the 
university's Indiana County Small 
Business Incubator, died July 30, 
1997. Among his many lifetime 
achievements was .serving for a time 
as president of Bloomsburg 
I'niversilv 

Maurice Rider, who taught in the 

English Department from 1950 until 
his retirement in 1974, died July 19, 
1997. He had been among the last 
subjects of "Retired Faculty 
Spotlight," written by the late Trevor 
Hadley '37. 



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We are well aware thai many ol i)ur competitors use 
similar strategies in attracting new students to their cam- 
puses. Attracting their interest is only the first step in 
this journey. Research studies show that the key to suc- 
cessful recruitment lies in the campus visit. It is there 
that prospective students and their parents immerse 
themselves in the heart of the campus experience. For 
this reason, dramatic changes have taken place in the 
working conditions of the undergraduate admissions 
office, which is currently in Pratt Hall. 

• New furnishings and equipment replaced what had 
been in place for several decades. 

• To handle Ihe dramatic increase in inquiries, an 
automated communications system was imple- 
mented. 



• I'hc admissions \icwbook and related publications 
were completely revised, and graphics standards 
were developed for all recruitment materials. 
Excellence in the package's graphic design was 
recognized by a recent national award. 

• Marketing data were developed for use in targeting 
counselor travel and hotel receptions in specific 
geo-markets in the commonwealth. 

• The assistance of faculty and alumni was empha- 
sized as critical to the recruitment effort. 

• The creation of the Robert E. Cook Honors College 
provides a unique living/learning en\ironment for 
many of our most able students, as well as high- 
lighting the academic traditions at the university. 

While these recent achievements are significant in the 
road to quality, enhancements in other areas ha\e also 




The Choice 
of Excellent 
smdeiits 

continued from pa^e 8 
excellence. The Timc-Princc- 
ton college guide regards lUP 
as one of the most selective 
universities in Pennsylvania, 
and the most selective within 
the State System. 



The Robert E. Cook Honors 
College now has its first two 
classes enrolled. The.se superior 
students, about 100 per year, 
will continue to average about 
1300 or better on the SAT, and 
also should constitute a magnet 
that draws other talented stu- 
dents to IIIP. But we want to 
remain a university of opportu- 
nity as well, and we plan to con- 
tinue to enroll about three hun- 
dred freshmen a year through 



the Learning Center. These are 
students who technically do not 
meet our requirements, usually 
because of circumstances 
beyond their control, but who 
have qualities that make them 
good risks. Among our Learn- 
ing Center graduates are some 
remarkable success stories. We 
want to preserve the llexibility 
that this particular door affords 
us in the admissions process. 

At present. Penn Slate is our 
single largest competitor for 



President Pettit, center, meets in Ids 
office wdli Associate Provost 
Maggiore. left, and Dean of 
Admissions Bill Niinn 



students, or the institution 
with which we have the largest 
"overlap" in applications. The 
University of Pittsburgh is 
next. In terms of our 
geographic spread in applica- 
tions, ILP now is, along with 
Penn State, one of two truly 
statewide universities in Penn- 
sylvania. Our strategic plan 
for recruiting is geared toward 
strengthening us in that posi- 
tion as we become the univer- 
sity of choice for excellent stu- 
dents in both eastern and 
western Pennsylvania. 

The key is enrollment man- 
ageinent. It is difficult to man- 
age the budget if you cannot 
manage enrollment, and it is 
impossible to manage enroll- 
ment until we have each year a 
surplus of qualiHed applicants, 
llnder the good leadership of 
Ron Maggiore and Bill Nunn. 
and with the support of a tal- 
ented and dedicated statT, ILP 
is quickly getting there. 



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coiUributed to this effort. For 
example, the Registrar's office 
lias completely revamped the 
registration process through 
the use of telephone and ter- 
minal access. Gone are the 
long lines and hot teinpers that 
characterized this process in 
the past. 

As the university's infor- 
mation systems are upgraded 
during the coming year, both 
faculty and students will have 
increased access to a stu- 
dent's academic and cocurric- 
ular records. This enhances 
the advisement process, 
which, in turn, improves stu- 
dent retention. Eventually, 
students will have access to 
all pertinent academic infor- 
mation through the World 
Wide Web. 

It is clear that enrollment 
management is a university- 
wide effort. Recognizing this. 

President Pettit created an Enrollment Management 
Advisory Committee to review and discuss the ever- 
changing higher education environment and to inake 
recommendations for his consideration. One of the first 
successful initiatives emanating from the committee was 
the support for a workshop on Supplemental Instruction, 
a method of increasing student success and retention that 
focuses on peer tutoring in high-risk courses. This 
method is being introduced this fall on a trial basis. 
Other recommendations made by a recent report of the 
Task Force on Student Retention are being considered 
for implementation. 

These efforts have brought about significant enhance- 
ment in our ability to control the size and characteristics 
of the student population. As shown in an accompanying 
graphic, freshman enrollment on the Indiana campus has 
increased significantly over the past several years. In 
late summer, it was expected that the Fall. 1997. enter- 
ing class at the Indiana campus would exceed 2.000 for 
the first time in lUP's history. This would be achieved 
w ithout compromising quality in the student body. Aver- 
age SAT scores are expected to rise modestly in the next 
few years, with more substantial gains in later years as 
admissions criteria become more selective. As the qual- 
ity of new students increases, student retention will 
improve. This, in turn, will also allow greater selectivity 
in admissions. 

Total university enrollment is projected to be 14.000 
for Fall. 1997. a 2.3 percent increase when compared to 
Fall. 1946. Of this, undergraduates will constitute nearly 
S9 percent of the total, or 12.425 students. A growing 
proportion of undergraduates will be freshmen or sopho- 
mores, given the increasing size of new student popula- 
tions in the last few years. Significant increase in the 
number of minority and international students will be 
seen as well, a result of increased efforts in diversifying 
the student population. 




The Road Less Taken 

There are some who ask, "Why must we change? If it 
ain't broke, don't fix it." 

The answer is both simple and complex. In order to 
pro.sper as a vibrant teaching/learning community, we 
must plan for the challenges brought by the changing 
world around us. Consider, for a moment, some of the 
following significant issues: 

• Penn State expands the mission of its campuses in 
Altoona and other communities to include four- 
year programs and establishes enhanced relation- 
ships with law and medical programs. 

• Demographic projections for high-school graduates 
in Western Pennsylvania indicate an increase of 
only 2 percent each year for the next decade. 

• The University of Phoenix cuirently offers web- 
based coursework to over thirty thousand students 
nationwide. The fifteen western states have collab- 
orated in the creation of the Western Governors 
University, designed entirely to deliver distance 
education over the World Wide Web. 

The road to quality, after all, is not about doing more 
of what our competitors do to attract students, but in 
bringing light to what is unique to our university. Only 
then will we be able to differentiate ourselves from the 
pack and show others that taking this road, the lUP 
road, makes all the difference. '^ 

Riiiuihl Mcifigiore is associaw provost for enrollment 
niuiiafieiJU'iit and plaiiniii)>. A native of Boston, he 
liolds a Ph.D. degree from the University ofWiseonsin — 
Madison. 



A sampling of the university's 
award-winning admissions 
recruitment piihlieatiaits 



In late summer, it was 
expected that the Fall, 
1997, entering class at the 
Indiana campus would 
exceed 2,000 lor the first 
time in lUP's history. This 
would be achieved without 
compromising quality in the 
student hody. 



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SPORTS 




The Long Vlby to Greece 



B> Bub Fullon 



Moments after finishing her first marathon, Maiy Alico made a vow. 
There would he no second. 



In a sport in 

which 

performance 

generally 

peaks after 

thirty. 

Mary Alico 

proves you 

can get older 

and better. 




he former lUP 
cross country 
and track stand- 
out refused to 
subject herself to 
another excruci- 
ating 26.2-niile 
race, an instru- 
ment of torture more hideous than any 
conceived by the Marquis de Sade. 

What Alico soon discovered is that 
vows, like New Year's resolutions. 
are often as fleeting as the lifespan of 
a mayfly. Good thing, too. The 
woman who nearly turned her back 
on marathoning represented the 
United States at the World Champi- 
onships of track and field two months 
ago in Athens. Greece. 

It's a scenario Alico couldn't have 
envisioned in 1988, when she stag- 
gered across the finish line in the 
Houston Marathon, her first attempt 
at that distance. 

"When I got to twenty miles 1 was 
thinking, "What were people talking 
about when they said this was so 
hard? This is really easy,'" Alico 
recalls. "But after twenty 1 don't 
know how I kept going. There were 
orange peels all over the road, and 1 
could barely lift my legs over them. 
When 1 finished. 1 couldn't walk at 
all. My mother had to literally carry 
me. I said, "There's no way I'm doing 
another one.'" 

That pledge vanished faster than a 
wallet at a pickpockets' convention. 
.She ran a second marathon mere 
months later, followed by a third, then 



a fourth, until she was hooked. Alico 
is now a member of the long-distance 
elite, so highly regarded that USA 
Track & Field named her Florida 
Women's Runner of the Year in 
19%. 

And what a year it was. She estab- 
lished a personal best of 2:32:42 
while winning the Grandma's 
Marathon in Duluth. Minn., and fin- 
ished third in two other races, the 
Twin Cities Marathon and America's 
Finest City Half Marathon in San 
Diego. Alico also qualified for the 
U.S. Olympic trials in the marathon. 

She began 1997 by placing third in 
the national championships at 
Columbia. S.C. thus earning the trip 
to Athens, and finished twenty-fourth 
in a star-studded uilernational field at 
the prestigious Boston Marathon. 
Only four Americans ran faster times. 

Ten years ago, if a fortune teller 
had predicted that Alico would one 
day compete in marathons, she might 
have demanded a refund. Despite the 
fact that coach Ed Fry was a noted 
marathoner, Alico never gave a 
thought to running such distances 
during her days at lUP. 

"Mr. Fry was inspiring to us," says 
Alico, who competed in the 10.000 at 
nationals as a senior in 1987. "He not 
only coached us, he used to run with 
us all the time. He was always very 
positive. He definitely had an influ- 
ence on my running." 

Less than a year after finishing her 
last race at lUP. Alico found herself 
on the starting line o\' the Houston 



HER 

JOURNEY TO 

THE SITE OF 

THE HRST 

MODERN 

OLYMPIC 

GAMES NO 

DOUBT 

FUELED 

DREAMS OF 

SYDNEY, 
AUSTRALIA, 
SITE OF THE 
NEXT ONES. 
IF SHE KEEPS 
IMPROVING. 
ALICO COULD 
CONCEIVABLY 

WIND UP 

DOWN UNDER 

IN THE YEAR 

2000. 



26 1 Li P M A (i A Z 1 N E 





Mary Alico. crossiiii; the finish line 
as winner of the 1 996 Gnimtma 's 
Marathon in Diilntli. Minn. 



TEN YEARS 

AGO, IF A 

FORTUNE 

TELLER HAD 

PREDICTED 

THAT ALICO 

WOULD ONE 

DAY COMPETE 

IN 

MARATHONS, 

SHE MIGHT 

HAVE 

DEMANDED A 

REFUND. 
ALICO NEVER 

GAVE A 

THOUGHT TO 

RUNNING 

SUCH 

DISTANCES 

DURING HER 

DAYS AT lUP, 

DESPITE THE 

FACT THAT 

COACH ED 

FRY WAS A 

NOTED 

MARATHONER 



Marathon, worried she was in over 
her head. Curiosity had prompted her 
plunge into marathoning, but Ahco 
was admittedly ill-prepared for such a 
grueling test. 

"I had almost no training," she 
recalls. "I didn't even know what I 
was doing." 

Despite "hitting the wall" at the 
twenty-mile mark, Alico finished in 
2:45 to qualify for the Olympic trials. 
Her times have dropped ever since, 
especially in recent years. Unlike most 
other athletes, marathoners generally 
peak after the appearance of thirty 
candles on their birthday cake. 

"My nmning has really improved 
in the last year or so," says Alico. a 
Walt Disney World employee who 
resides in Winter Park. Ra. "I've 
never been able to run this fast." 

She faced the most formidable chal- 
lenge of her career in Athens, where a 
hilly course and the brutal Mediter- 
ranean heat devastated the field. Tem- 
peratures of ninety-seven degrees 
forced Alico and twenty other com- 
petitors — reigning Olympic champion 
Fatuma Roba of Ethiopia among 
them — to drop out. Many of those 
who finished were treated for dehy- 
dration. 

Alico had hoped for better, of 
course, but at least she had the honor 
of representing her homeland — and 
her alma mater — on the world stage. 
Alico became the first lUP product to 
participate in the biennial track and 
field championships since their 1983 
debut. 

Her journey to the site of the first 
modem Olympic Games no doubt 
fueled dreams of Sydney, Australia, 
site of the next ones. If she keeps 
improving, Alico could conceivably 
wind up Down Under in the year 2000. 

"I guess it's a goal," she says. "I 
haven't thought too much about it yet. 
But it would be incredible if I could 

go." 

Incredible? That word pretty much 
capsulizes Alico's running career to 
date. This is a woman, after all, who 
pledged after finishing her first 
marathon that there would be no sec- 
ond. 

Mary Alico has since left that 
vow — and many of her competitors — 
far behind. "'^ 



I U P M A G A Z I N li 27 



SPORTS 




Name Drop ers 



Like most professional baseball 
players. Bruce Yard looked forw;ir(J 
to the milestones ot his career. All 
except this one. After four and a 
half seasons as an infielder in the 
Los Angeles Dodgers' fann sys- 
tem. Yard concluded he was spin- 
ning his wheels and retired. "I was 
twenty-five. I still didn't have my 
degree and I was a long shot to 
make it to the big leagues." said 
Yard, who was drafted by Los 
Angeles in 1993, following his 
junior season at lUP. "I felt like 1 
was wasting my time. I was out 
there giving my all. putting up 
pretty good numbers, and the 
Dodgers weren't giving me the 
right opportunities." After batting 
.314 last season at Class AA San 
Antonio, Yard expected a promo- 
tion to Triple-A Albuquerque, one 
step from the majors. Instead, he 
was assigned to Vero Beach of the 
Class A Florida State League. "I 
thought to myself, do I kick around 
in the minor leagues for another 
couple years or do I move on? It's 
unfortunate, because I feel like my 
game was the best it had ever 
been," Yard said. "Everything was 
clicking. I was playing good 
defense and I was hitting the ball." 
In fact, he was leading Vero Beach 
with a .309 batting average when 
he retired in July. Yard has since 
resumed work toward his lUP 
degree. 

Bob Miscik '80, M'89 continues 
toeani his livelihood in 
professional baseball. Miscik spent 
the summer as the Texas Rangers' 
roving minor-league infield instruc- 
tor, tutoring prospects at the club's 
affiliates in Oklahoma City; Tulsa. 
Okla.; Port Charlotte. Fla.: and 
Pulaski. Va. 

Former All-.^mericans Jim 
Haslett '91 and Chris Villarrial '96 
crossed the Atlantic for an lUP 



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reunion of sorts when the 
Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago 
Bears clashed in their preseason 
opener at historic Croke Park in 
Dublin. Ireland. Villarrial started at 
center for the Bears; Haslett 
worked his first game as the Steel- 
ers' defensive coordinator. He pre- 
viously coached with the Raiders 
and Saints. 

lUP football alumni excelled 
indoors, too. during the summer. 
Wide receiver-linebacker Jai Hill 
'92, a three-year veteran of the 
Arena Football League, helped lead 
San Jose to the playoffs after the 
Sabercals acquired him in a trade 
with .•\naheim. Hill earned Ironman 
honors as the best two-way player 
in his debut game, when San Jose 
defeated Portland. Michael Geary 
'94 ranked fifth in the league in 
field goals ( LS) and ninth in kick 
scoring (96 points) while playing 
for the New York Cityhawks. Ex- 
teammate JeMone Smith '94 spent 
the season with Anaheim on 
injured reserve. 

Basketball standout Tricia Ware- 
ham '97 was selected as lUP's 
NCAA Woman of the Year in 
recognition of her achievements on 
the court and in the classroom and 
her service to the university com- 
munity. Wareham averaged 8.4 
points and a team-high 8.8 
rebounds per game as a senior and 
set the school single-game rebound 
record (23). She graduated with a 
3.16 grade-point average. 

Molly Carr was accorded a third- 
team College Division berth on the 
GTE Academic All-America team 
in women's softball. Carr, a short- 
stop, led lUP in batting average, 
home runs, doubles, runs scored, 
stolen bases, and slugging percent- 
age last spring as a sophomore. She 
also starts for the basketball team. 




Bruce Yard 

Terrance Flowers '97, who led 

the Pennsylvania State Athletic 
Conference in scoring (22.6) and 
assists (5.9) last season, played in 
the prestigious Fila Summer Pro- 
Am Basketball League in Los 
Angeles and participated in the 
league's all-star game. "He had a 
good summer," said TUP coach 
Gary Edwards. "He averaged about 
fifteen points a game in that league, 
where there's a lot of pros and pro 
hopefuls. It was a good opportunity 
for him to show people what he 
could do." Flowers was considering 
offers from professional teams in 
England and Belgium as lltP Mati- 
iiriiH' went to press. Yancey Taylor 
'95, Kirk Williams '96, ;ind Derrick 
Freeman '96 w ere candidates to 
join Flowers overseas this winter. 
Three-time golf All-American 
Ben Witter, a cancer survivor, 
staged his sixth annual Marathon 
for Jake, benefiting the Jake Gittlen 
Cancer Research Institute at Her- 
shey Medical Center. Witter and 
partner Stu Hanford. playing a two- 
man scramble fomiat at Royal 
Oaks Golf Club in Lebanon, teed 




off at five a.m. They met their 
objective of reaching 100 under par 
fifteen hours later, after 164 holes. 

Brian Spickler wrapped up his 
junior season by earning All-Amer- 
ica honors in the decathlon at the 
NCAA Division II track and field 
meet. Spickler. who placed seventh 
with 6.882 points, is lUP's fifth 
different All-American in the 
demanding ten-event discipline, a 
list headed b\ 1 990 national cham- 
pion Bob Babiak '90. 

Former lUP defensive back 
Terry Totten '81 is spending his 
first season as defensive coordina- 
tor at Duquesne University. Totten 
previously served as linebackers 
coach for the Dukes, who finished 
10-1 a year ago. 

Don Douds '67, w ho played bas- 
ketball at lUP. was awarded a gold 
medal in the sport at the 1 996 
Maryland Senior Olympics. Douds, 
a teacher at Northern High School, 
was a member of the winning 
three-on-three squad. 

Scott StUChal '96 has been 
named head women's golf coach at 
St. Francis College in Loretto. 
Stuchal captured Appalachian Con- 
ference championships in golf and 
wrestling while a student at 
Blairsvillc High School. 

Bob LaCivita '71 , a guard on the 
1968 Boardwalk Bowl squad, has 
served as assistant to Auburn Uni- 
versity head coach Terry Bowden 
since August 1 . "I handle the 
administrative functions within the 
football program." said LaCivita. 
"I've been down here for a year 
and a half and I really enjoy it a 
lot." The Auburn staff also features 
offensive line coach Rick Trickett, 
a graduate assistant at lUP in 1974 
and 197.^. Incidentally. Bowden 
played collegiately at West Vir- 
ginia under current lUP coach 
Frank Cignetti '60. 



In I5()l) Fiilliin 



Recruiting Center 



By Bob I'll 1 1 oil 



Memorial Field House, overrun of late by new 
recruits, has taken on the appearance of Parris 
Island. Only this isn't boot camp; it's preseason 
hasl<elbail practice at lUP. 

Head coaches Gary Edwards and Sandy Thomas 
bolstered their programs in the off-season by sign- 
ing thirteen players, several of whom figure to have 
an immediate impact. Included are two point 
guards expected to step right into the starting 
lineup, a scoring whiz from the Windy City, and a 
center distinguished by his height — and his home- 
land. 

Edwards and Thomas are blending these new- 
comers with a corps of holdovers, hoping to concoct 
a potent formula. There's little time for experimen- 
tation: The season opens November 17, when 
Columbia Union (Md.) visits for a men's-women's 
doubleheader. 

The success of both lUP teams will hinge in large 
measure on the peri'ormance of their newly arrived 
point guards. Thomas will hand the reins to a fresh- 
man, a prospect that would prompt most coaches to 
stock up on antacids. The challenge facing 5-7 Toni 
Wolf transcends that of the typical first-year player. 

"We're really going to be looking to Toni for a 
lot," says Thomas. "One of our weaknesses last 
year was we didn't have a true point guard. Toni 
sees the court real well, she can push the ball up the 
floor, and fundamentally she's very sound. But it's 
a little .scary with a freshman coming in and taking 
over." 

You want scary? Edwards had to replace all-con- 
ference point guard Terrance Flowers, who led the 
Indians in scoring, assists, steals, and shooting per- 
centage as a senior. He's found a suitable successor 
in six-foot Dwayne Anthony, like Flowers a transfer 
from Division I Wichita State. Anthony started five 
games for the Shockers last season. 

"He has similar roots to Terrance, but Dwayne is 
a totally different type point guard," says Edwards. 
"Dwayne will get everybody involved in the 
offense. I don't see him scoring a lot of points for 
us. like Terrance, but I see him setting up others for 
scoring opportunities." 

Fellow mid westerner Rodney Horton should be a 
favored beneficiary. The Chicago-bom Horton. a 6- 
5 forward, averaged 7.2 points per game in three 
seasons at Dayton before deciding to conclude his 
career at I UP. 

"He had some big games at Dayton — eighteen 
points against Louisville, twenty against Xavier," 




says Edwards. "He has the ability to score some points 
and he can do it at a variety of positions. We're going 
to play him a lot of places." 

Edwards welcomes four other transfers: 6-2 guard 
Rob NoiTis (Fairleigh Dickinson); 6-5 forward Erick 
Stallworth (Alabama's Jefferson Davis Community Col- 
lege). 6-4 guard Sylvester Macintosh (Northeastern), 
and 6-11 center Grahame Cummins (Western Michi- 
gan), a native of Mitchell. Ontario. 

Cummins is not only the first foreign-boiti basketball 
recruit in lUP history; he's the tallest. 

"Last year in the low post, people would just shoot 
right over us," says Edwards. "People are not going to 
be able to do that against Grahame. He's going to 
change some shots." 

Scott Kochenderfer. a 6-3 guard from Lewi^town 
High School, represents Edwards" lone in-state recruit. 

In contrast, all of Thomas's recruits hail from Penn- 
sylvania. Wolf is joined by former Cumberland Valley 
teammate Leanne Carrolus, a 5-9 guard; Beth Anne 
McDonald, a six-foot forward who earned first-team all- 
state honors at North Schuylkill; 5-10 forward Carrie 
Maitland, who scored 1,751 points at Gettysburg: six- 
foot forward Nicole Booths (Western Wayne); and 5-9 
guard-forward Daashia Fish (Freeport). 

"All these young ladies come from winning pro- 
grams," Thomas emphasizes. "I don't want my team to 
be content with just being at .500." 

Thomas expects improvement over last year's 11-15 
record. Whether this season brings an end to lUP's long 
PSAC playoff drought (last appearance: 1988) remains 
to be seen. 

"We're still going to be pretty young," Thomas says. 
"1 think there'll probably be two juniors, a couple 
sophomores, and a freshman out there on the fioor most 
times. It's a question of how quickly these young peo- 
ple adjust." 

An influx of new faces places the lUP men in a simi- 
lar position. 

"This is still a little bit of a building year for us, as far 
as getting back into the NCAA tournament," says 
Edwards, whose team finished 15-12 last season. "We 
want to get back there, but I don't know if we can pin 
our hopes on a trip to the NCAAs this year." 

Still, there's no question the fortunes of both lUP 
teams are on the rise. That flock of new recruits has 
given Memorial Field House the appearance of Parris 
Island — and given the Indians fresh hope for the future. 




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