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Volume XVII, Number 2
soul. It's tl^
only thing that
back to Earth."
by Karen G resh
s if you didn't know, the new millennium is
almost upon us. With the year 2000 will
come the quasquicentennial (125"' anniver-
sary) of the founding of our university. lUP
virill be celebrating its birthday during the
academic year that starts in September.
In recognition of this milestone, lUP Magazine
invites its readers (all eighty or ninety thousand of
you) to share with us something about the lUP per-
son who most influenced your life. It may be a fac-
ulty or staff member, a fellow student, or even the
person to whom you are married. Our goal is to
compile at least 125 names and essays. We will
publish all the names and at least a portion of each
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Spring, 1999. Vol. XVII. No. 2
Beyond The Books
Ebonie Dubar combines a talent
for dance with a limitless supply of
energy and a sharp business sense.
This fascinating personality is the
latest in a continuing series that
spotlights the university's
While the I UP music department
has a history of producing fine
musicians and talented teachers,
some graduates manipulate the
notes themselves as arrangers of
musical scores and as composers.
Grand Time at the
This year's lUP women's basketball
team captured the PSAC West crown
for the first time since 1984, reached
the PSAC title game for the first time
in eleven years, and gleefully cut
down the Memorial Field House net.s
after wrapping up the East Region
title for the first time ever.
Lost and Found
Lawrence K. Pettil
Michelle Fridg, Sharon Pierce,
David Raymond, lames Rugg
John Bender, Barry Reeger, Eric Schmadel
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Mionie Dubar, photographed by lohn Bender
HACK COVER: The ca.st oillak in Waller
Hall's scene shop Iwforc their Volkswagen bus
w,^s painted in psychedelic fashion. The musi-
cal, a prtKluction of the university's Oillege of
Fine Arts and Music and Theater deparlments,
pl.iyeii in February to sold-out audiences.
By Marilyn K u k u I ^
When^ marching band thrills the
halff-tj|nne crowd or an orchestra puts
a hashed audience under its spell, an
arf^i^^i^r has been at work, deciding
I . ,
^^^V be that an Indiana University of Pennsylvania
^^^K graduate had a hand in it.
^^V while the lUP music department has a history ot
^^m producing fine musicians and teachers, some graduates
^V have branched out into creating or manipulating the
^F notes themselves as arrangers of musical scores and
W as composers.
I Among those who have taken this path is Gary Ziek,
director of bands at Emporia State University in Kansas.
"You have to love doing it," said Ziek, who received a
bachelor's degree in music education from lUP in 1981.
"Probably the hardest thing to do is put that first note
down. Then the rest just sort of comes out."
Ziek earned a master's degree in trumpet performance
ft-om lUP in 1986. He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts
degree at Michigan State University in 1994.
His wife, Terrisa, is a 1987 graduate of lUP's music
produced a CD this year that consists almost entirely of
his original compositions.
Charles Casavant, professor of music and director of
the marching band at I UP, draws on Ziek's talent and has
named him chief arranger for the lUP marching band.
"1 think all bands, even high school bands, depend on
their alumni to a great extent due to the emotional
involvement," said Casavant. "I'm personally very proud
of the quality of work I get back from alumni."
Casavant named several other lUP music alumni
whose arrangements he has used, among them Jeff
Steiner and W. Roy Mitchell. Steiner, who received a
bachelor's degree from lUP in 1986 and a master's degree
from lUP in 1992, has written several arrangements for
the lUP marching band. He has also written for high
school marching bands and other college bands.
"The challenge is to put it together like no one else
has," said Steiner of arranging. He is currently finishing
department. She went on to receive her master's degree
from Emporia State University and is now a member of
the music faculty there, along with her husband.
Gary Ziek has created more than two hundred
arrangements, ranging from pieces for marching bands
and concert bands to solo works and original composi-
tions. He cannot name a favorite.
"You grow attached to them all," he said. "As you're
doing them, each one is that special project until you
start the next one."
The wind ensemble Ziek directs at Emporia State
his doctoral studies in music at the University of Col-
orado at Boulder while beginning work as an assistant
professor of music at Alderson-Broaddus College in
Philippi, VV.Va.. One of the bands he directs there, the
jazz band, recently performed two arrangements written
Mitchell, who received a bachelor's degree in jazz
studies from lUP in 1989, creates custom arrangements.
He estimates he has written between four hundred and
five hundred arrangements for high school marching
bands, university-level marching bands, jazz bands, and
You have to love
doing it," said Gary
note down. Ttien
the rest just sort of
who has studied dance
since she was three years old,
almost quit dancing when she came to
Indiana University' ot Pennsylvania.
Although her talents had taken her to
the stages of China as part of an elite
youth dance troupe, she was tired of the
rigorous practice schedules that included
ten-hour days. She wanted college to be a
new life with new interests, but dance
stole her heart again.
"Ever)' time I tr)' to pull back, I end up
doing more," she said. "Dancing is some-
thing within my soul. It's the only thing
that brings me back to Earth."
She'll have a chance to tap those
inner energies this spring when she
and eight other lUP students get
the chance to perform with
Dance Alloy, a profes-
sional dance troupe
It is the first
Dubar rehearsed two
to four hours per night,
three or four nights a
week. She also
choreographed a dance
for nine dancers in die
fall show. At die same
time, she carried 18
credits, more dian
normal for a hill-time
student. She still made
the dean's list.
time lUP students have been asked to
dance with the troupe, which Dubar said
is world renowned for its modern-based
It is not the first time Dubar will bring
her dance skills to an lUP stage. She has
performed as a member of lUP Dance
Theater as a freshman, a sophomore, and
now as a senior.
lUP Dance Theater was started five
years ago by dance professor Holly Boda
to give students who are serious about
dance a forum to share their talents
and expand their skills. The group
includes sixteen permanent members and
The practice schedule is demanding at
times, especially for the leaders of the
group, like Dubar, who choreograph
dance numbers and hold practices to
teach and polish their dances. Last fall,
she rehearsed t\vo to four hours per
night, three or four nights a week. She
also choreographed a dance for nine
dancers for the fall show.
At the same time, Dubar, who is a
business major with a minor in dance,
carried 18 credits of classes, more than
the normal amount for a full-time stu-
dent. She still made the dean's list.
"Dancing calms me down so I can go
home and study," she said.
Dubar sees corporate America and the
stock market fitting into her future. She'd also like to put
both her maior and minor studies to use by opening her
own dance studio. She'd like to continue her education
by pursuing a master's degree in business at the Univer-
sit)' of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.
Before she makes those moves, she wants to take her
i Editor's Note: This is another in a series of short features
about extracurricular opportunities for student learning.)
summer before her
senior year in iiigli
scliDGl, Duliar was
cliosen to be part of a
special dance b^oupe
that toured China and
represented the United
States at an
dancing one step further. After graduation
in December, she's planning to go to New
York City-, where she'll audition for profes-
sional dance companies.
"I don't want to look back and wish I'd
done it," she said. "Twenty-five is old for a
dancer, and I'm twenty-two now."
Although she likes the way ballet looks
when performed, modern dance is her
"I can express myself more with modern
dance," said Dubar, adding "I like to do bal-
let just to keep my technique up to par."
Although she started taking dance lessons
when she was a toddler, Dubar didn't focus
on the activit)' until her teen years. As a
voungster, she loved sports and placed ninth
in all-around competition at a national
g\'mnastics meet when she was about thir-
teen years old. She also liked track and field
events and was on the school's team.
"I was always in a lot of activities," she
said. "I was never that serious about one.
I've always been very competitive. I've never
liked second place at all."
As her dancing talent began to emerge, a
dance teacher told her parents she should
audition for the Duke Ellington School of
Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Dubar passed
the audition and transferred to the school for her
tenth grade year. The summer before her senior year
in high school, she was chosen to be part of a special
dance troupe that toured China and represented the
United States at an international dance festival.
Now, as her graduation from lUP approaches,
Dubar's talents are taking her in a new direction. She is
one of the founding members and vice president of the
lUP Drill Team, a new dance group that performs
half-time routines at lUP basketball games. The squad
By iVIariiyn Kukula ■ ^^
made its debut a
few months ago, per-
forms drills that are chore-
ographed by Dubar.
"When I come on stage another
side of me comes out," she said. "I've
really enjoyed myself with both lUP
Dance Theater and the drill team."
Onondaga County health
officials provided Griffith's
team wifli a database of lead
measures in Syracuse
children, sorted by addrei
programming, Uie databasi
was used to produce a map of
the "hot spots" for pediatric
lead poisoning in Syracosii^^
Greensburg, Pa., native Daniel Griffith graduated from lUP in 1970 with a major
in mathematics and a minor in geography. Call it fate or call it destiny: Griffith's
interests steered him toward geography as a career, first with a master's degree
from lUP and then with a doctorate from the University ofToroiUo. His career
path eventually led him to Syracuse University's Department of Geography, where
today he is viewed as an expert in the field of spatial statistics.
To the laNjierson, spatial statistics can be thought of
as "number crunching" or processing mounds of data
concerning designated geographic situations or condi-
tions. The processing results yield the problem's solu-
tion or at least a pathway to the solution.
"If you look at geographic distributions, one of the
problems is that lots of people aren't familiar with this,
because we don't teach geography in high school as
extensively as in other countries," said Griffith. "If
you look at something like the location of socioeco-
nomic groups in cities, what you will find is that simi-
lar types of households socioeconomically tend to clus-
"That really is the essence of what spatial statistics is
trying to deal with: the fact that you end up with similar
types clustering together. So, it is the similarity of items
clustering together that spatial statistics tries to address.
In classical statistics, you mix it up. Any two things near
each other are not necessarily similar. Spatial statistics
says that is not realistic."
Two of Griffith's latest projects involved the mapping
of "hot spots" of lead poisoning in the city of Syracuse
and for the remediation (cleanup) of a polluted "super-
Onondaga Gounty health officials provided Ciriffilh's
team with a database of lead measures in Syracuse chil-
dren, sorted by address. Using sophisticated program-
ming, the database was used to produce a map of the
"hot spots" for pediatric lead poisoning in Syracuse.
Spatial statistics allowed the team to determine whether
the site was a "hot spot" of lead poisoning or just a
Similarly, in the superfund project this past summer,
the issue was whether the entire site needed remediation
or whether only sections of it would have to be treated.
In this ca.se, soil .samples were taken and provided the
initial data. However, pollution does not usually occur
randomly, which means a "hot spot" or a point of
source of diffusion existed.
Like so many others, Griffith certainly did not foresee
the career he followed. But he sees his decision to attend
lUP as the step toward his future that ultimately proved
the most satisfying and fruitful.
"When I was in high school (Hempfield), I think that
an important influence was that I had a number of
teachers who graduated from Indiana, and that probably
sparked my interest," said Griffith. "Indiana has a very
strong reputation, and one of the things I'm really
pleased about is that every year in the U.S. News and
World Report rankings, Indiana scores very high for the
level of university it is. I think the quality has been
there for many decades, which is one reason why I was
attracted to Indiana originally.
"I was very interested in history," said Griffith, "and
my parents felt I should be a math major and so, of
course, I ended up being a math major. In the summer
between my freshman and sophomore years, I met
somebody who was a geography major who got me
interested in geography. By the time I graduated, I had
minored in geography."
At Syracuse University, Griffith specializes in quanti-
tative, urban, or economic geography, often applying his
skills in spatial statistics.
Lawrence K. Pettit
s we move toward
start to reflect on
the factors that
have fostered excel-
lence in the univer-
sity's 125-year his-
tory. Two come
mind: teachers and learners.
Add leaders, and the formula for
success is virtually complete.
In the months to come, lUP
Magazine will focus on each of
these dimensions of excellence.
For now, I would like to draw
the reader's attention to the sec-
ond aspect: learners.
The lUP experience molds
students into productive citizens
who contribute immeasurably to
their professions and their com-
munities. But, to suggest that
our role is paramount is to dis-
count the qualities many of these
students bring to the university.
For example, this year lUP
enrolled tu'o National Merit
Scholars and was the only uni-
versity among the fourteen in
the State System of Higher Edu-
cation to do so. So far as we can
determine, we are the first State
System school ever to enroll a
National Merit Scholar.
As individuals and in groups,
lUP students excel. Consider
some of their achievements dur-
ing the past year alone: Our
Kappa Delta Pi honor society in
education was one often chap-
ters chosen from 550 worldwide
to receive an award for excel-
lence at the organization's
annual meeting. Our three-
member team in computer sci-
ence competed successfully
against 3,800 students from 700
universities in forty countries to
reach the world finals in com-
puter programming competi-
Our student alumni associa-
tion, known as the lUP Ambas-
sadors, in February hosted a dis-
trict conference for members of
similar organizations through-
out the eastern United States and
Canada. At a previous confer-
ence, the lUP contingent won its
second CASE District II award
for most outstanding organiza-
tion, and graduate student Matt
Konetschni was named most
lUP's Safety Sciences students
have repeatedly won every
national award in their field
since 1983. The most recent
"outstanding student in the
country" from lUP was Jackie
Tost, and lUP students also
recently won both the top two
national awards for technical
papers and the most prestigious
national scholarship in the safety
sciences field. The university's
student section of the American
Society of Safety Engineers has
won the top national award
more often than all other stu-
dent sections combined.
In the past three years,
twenty-one physics students
have participated in a materials
research program led by physics
professor Devki Tal-
war. With substan-
tial support from the
tion, the American
and the National
the program has
resulted in the publi-
cation of research
papers in top physics
or engineering peer-
In addition to gain-
ing invaluable expe-
rience, the under-
earned between $3,000 and
$3,500 for their summer
In the fine arts, Professor
lames Nestor's sculpture stu-
dents once again dominated the
Three Rivers Arts Festival in
Pittsburgh last year with more
than a quarter of the pieces in
the juried sculpture exhibition.
Our students also exhibited at
the Brooklyn Pier in New York
and at the SUNY Purchase
Sculpture Exhibition, receiving
reviews in the New York Times.
lUP students participated in
other major exhibitions in Con-
necticut and Texas and in
Chicago, Los Angeles, and San
Two lUP jewelry students
were accepted for exhibit at the
North American Goldsmiths
juried .student invitation in Seat-
tle, while a theater student was
approved for an internship at the
prestigious Center Stage Com-
pany in Baltimore. Two music
students were finalists in the
national competition of the
National Association of Teachers
of Singing. In the food and
nutrition area, Carol Morrison
received the Society for Nutri-
tion Education's Graduate Stu-
dent Research Award at the
organization's annual meeting in
In its very short history, our
Robert E. Cook Honors College
has become recognized for the
excellence of many of its
students and has received favor-
able mention in both the U.S.
News and Tiwie-Princeton
guidebooks. Again this year, the
latter publication featured two
lUP students: Martina Spiri-
donova, an international stu-
dent, discussed how to select a
college, and Beth Baran, from
Patton, Pa., talked about the
advantages of an honors college
within a public university.
Beth Baran, incidentally, is a
finalist for a Harry S. Truman
Scholarship, one of the nation's
most prestigious awards. She,
along with fellow lUP student
Lori Felker, is currently a stu-
dent at Oxford; they competed
successfully for two of only
thirty slots awarded to students
outside England to spend their
junior year at the world's most
Other Honors College stu-
dents have studied at such places
as Cambridge University and
Trinity College, Dubhn, in spe-
cial summer programs. In
December, I received a glowing
letter from the director of the
Cambridge program, praising
the performance of the four lUP
students who have studied there
the past tivo summers (and ask-
ing for more of them!).
The achievements of our stu-
dent-athletes have been well
documented in the sports sec-
tion of this magazine. In fact,
the Name Droppers section of
the Winter issue was nearly
complete in its devotion to the
details of student achievement.
More highlights appear in this
In all these endeavors and in
many, more more, lUP students
shine. We can all take pride in
their accomplishments and can
look forward with shared excite-
ment to the lives they will live in
the coming century. ~%
contimit'd frontpage 3
^^ a wide range of other groups. He has written
\^ scores for a symphony orchestra, a contemporary
CjJ Christian music duo, and a countn,'-rock singer.
r^ , When he creates a custom arrangement, he
r ^\ considers the band's strengths. If a high school
band has a weak trumpet section, he may move
^H the melody, which the trumpets often carry, to a
p^ different key to avoid the higher notes. If that
^^ key doesn't work for the trumpets, he might
^^^^ give another instrument the melody and change
^^^ keys when he reaches the chorus.
"When you write an arrangement, you don't
always get to hear how it sounds," said Mitchell,
_ who recently had the chance to hear four
f^ — >S^ bands perform his arrangements during a high
" school band festival.
Among those on Mitchell's client list is
William Stowman, director of bands at Messiah
t~ollege in Grantham, Pa. Stowman met
Mitchell when they were both students at lUP.
T Stowman received his bachelor's degree
in music education from lUP in 1985, two
master's degrees in music, one for education
I I II '^"'^ °"^ ^^'' trumpet performance, from East-
I ! II ern Kentucky University in 1993 and 1994,
II I Sr and his doctoral degree from the University of
I Jl North Texas in 1998.
m^ "The jazz arrangements 1 use are pretty
much all Roy's, and I use some of his arrangements
^ for the brass choir," said Stowman, who directs the
school's symphonic winds, brass choir, and two jazz
Stowman remembers watching Mitchell create an
entire arrangement using one note and a tuning fork
while the two were in college.
Another lUP graduate who uses Mitchell's arrange-
ments is Bradley Genevro, assistant director of Wind Stud-
ies at the University of North Texas, which he said has the
second largest college of music in the country. He received
his bachelor's degree from lUP in music in 1989 and his
master's degree in music from lUP in 1996. He is working
on his doctoral degree at North Texas University.
This year, Genevro is using four pieces arranged by
Mitchell. He also tapped Mitchell's talents when he was
the director of the marching band for Redbank Valley
High School near Kittanning earlier in his career.
"I've not found anyone better," said Genevro, who
added that he has seen many of his lUP classmates excel
in music careers. "The education we receive at lUP really
prepares us to go out and succeed in our profession." "^
Marilyn Kukula is a 1989 Journalism graduate of lUP.
(Editor's Note: A professionally produced 1998 lUP
Marching Band video is available, as is a compact
disc. Price for the video is $25; $12 for the CD; and $8
for a cassette (for 1 995 and 1 996 only). CDs for the
years 1 995-97 are also available, as are earUer ver-
sions of the video. Shipping date for the 1 998 items is
May, 1999. Send checks to lUP Marching Band,
Cogswell Hall, Room 1 12, 422 South Eleventh Street,
Indiana, PA 15705.)
"We had about
two hundred soil
continued from page 7
^_J samples, but all of these samples that were con-
.^*" centrated together really were not giving a lot of
^_j additional information," said Griffith. "They
^^ didn't really have two hundred observations;
^f" they had something more like sixty-five obser-
p^ vations, because all of these clustered soil sam-
ir^!!. pies were essentially giving them the same infor-
^ ■* mation. So, one of the things we can do with
spatial statistics is show them that their sample size may
not be what they think it is. That was really a mixture of
geographic Information systems and spatial statistics."
When Gritfith began his work in spatial statistics as a
graduate student, there were, perhaps, a dozen people in
the world concerned about this field, and he was one of
them. Times have changed.
"What essentially has happened is something that was
so esoteric that the general public ridiculed it in the
mid-'70s has become the forefront, and people realize
this is really important," said Griffith. "The federal cen-
sus people believe that this [spatial statistics] is going to
be the major contribution of statistics to federal govern-
ment data in the next century. They think it will be very
similar to all of the work that occurred with survey
methods in the last century."
Griffith, who was a recipient of an lUP Outstanding
Alumnus Award in 1982, has authored fourteen books.
His next publication is titled A Casebook for Spatial Sta-
tistical Data Analysis: A Compilation of Analyses of Dif-
ferent Thematic Datasets. He has made it a practice to
donate a copy of each of his works to lUP.
His expertise in spatial statistics as applied to geogra-
phy has helped him log his share of frequent-flyer miles.
He has made presentations or given invited lectures in
Canada, England, France, the Netherlands, Germany,
Italy, Spain, and Austria. He is currently awaiting final
word on an upcoming invitation to Beijing, China.
Griffith not only garnered two degrees from lUP but
also a companion in life. His wife, Diane Swartz Grif-
fith, is a native of Indiana and now works as an adminis-
trative a.ssistant in the biology department at Syracuse
University. His son, Darren, is a computer science grad-
uate of Syracuse and works in Florida. His daughter,
Michelle, is a junior at Syracu.se, majoring in informa-
tion studies, "i^
Edward Master is a former engineering writer
for RCA, GE, and Boeing. He holds a degree in
Earth Science from Clarion University and
wrote the "intruders in the Dust" article in the
Fall, 1997, issue of lUP Magazine.
Connecting Past and Future
People walk by the East Parlor
in lohn Sutton Hall and ask,
"What's going on in there?"
They peek in the door,
trying to understand what
the room full ot students wearing
headsets and smiles are doing. It
doesn't look like a class. It looks
like fun-and it is.
Each evening for most of the
academic \ear, the East Parlor is
filled with twent)' students making
calls to lUP alumni, requesting
financial support for the uni\'ersity.
Why is it so much ftin?
Phonathon callers are quick to
respond with a varietv' of answers.
They enjoy talking with alumni
and hearing about the good old
days. They particularly enjoy the
incentives, ranging fi-om edible
treats to lUP logo items that can
As the calls are made to
thousands of alumni, the student
callers confirm addresses,
employers, and biographical
information to help keep university
records current. They talk to the
alumni about the many exciting
things happening on campus from
building renovations to a fabulous
men's and women's basketball
season to the recognition of
outstanding scholars in many
fields. And, they ask the alumni to
consider making a gift in support
of the university.
The idea of soliciting support by
telephone became a reality back in
1983 when students worked out of
Stright Hall, setting up and tearing
down the phone equipment each
evening. The university is
fortunate that the Phonathon has
evolved over the years and that lUP
now has a dedicated facility in
Sutton Hall permanendy equipped
with Uvent)- calling stations.
Close to $500,000 will be raised
by the student callers this year. The
money will be used to supplement
the many projects, programs, and
university needs that tuition and
state funding can't cover. Many
alumni choose to designate their
gifts to specific departments or
particular scholarships; many just
say their gifts should be used in the
area of greatest need. It's easy for
the callers to ask for gifts, because
they themselves see the benefits:
fiberoptic access in all the
buildings, the increasing number
of available scholarships, impro\ed
labs, more library resources, and
the beginnings of the development
of the cluster colleges.
Making calls night after night
can become tedious at times,
though, and the students enjoy the
excitement ot earning incenti\'es.
New to the program this year is the
establishment of the $10,000 Club.
Eight students have raised over
$10,000 each in gifts and pledges
this year. In recognition of their
special efforts, they received a
certificate of honor and lUP beanie
babies, mugs, and key lanyards-as
well as the distinction of having
their names displayed on a large
poster in the F^st Parlor. Those
who have achieved membership
are quite proud of their
accomplishment, and the others
are working hard to join them.
Tiffany Shinsky is brand-new to
the calling program this year and
brand new also to the $10,000
Club. From Scottdale, Tiffany is .i
sophomore with a double major in
criminolog)' and psychology'. On
her list of alumni to call one
evening was an lUP grad who now
works for the FBI, which, ironicall)'.
is Tiffany's dream. She told him that
she hopes to become a forensic
psychologist with the FBI. The
alumnus spent time on the phone
with Tiffan\- talking about the FBI
and also mailed information about
requirements, etc., to her.
Connections like this are made all
the time. Recently, another caller
spoke with an I UP graduate who is
an elementar)' school teacher. When
the alumna found out that the caller
needed required observation hours
for her class, she invited her to her
own third grade classroom.
Another rookie in the calling
room and new member of the
510,000 Club, Liz Eyerman, South
River, N.J., is at lUP studying to
become a school psychologist. Her
favorite calls are those to alimtni
who graduated in the thirties and
forties who actually li\'ed in Sutton
Hall, the building from which Liz is
making her calls. Nearly everyone
from that era that Liz calls wants to
know immediately about the Oak
Grove or the Sutton Bell Tower.
Are they still there? Do they look
the same? And then, always the
question: "What's it like being a
student at I UP now?" Liz is happy
to spend time answering their
questions and hearing about lUP's
history and tradition from people
who have lived them.
The eight students who are
members of the $10,000
Club-Tiffany, Liz, lessica Colbert,
Pittsburgh; Brandt Salnick,
Monroeville; Melissa Bornemann,
Plum; Ande Guzzo, Irwin; Sandi
Davis, Greenville; and Kim Shaw,
Manor-agree with the rest of the
student callers. The Phonathon is a
great place to work-the chairs are
comfortable, the hours are great,
connecting with the alumni is fun,
and the recognition received for a
job well done is appreciated.
— Bonnie DeLand Juliette
Director of Annual Giving
The Heinz Endowments have awarded lUP and the Martin Luther King
School of the Pittsburgh Public Schools $215,000 to fund a professional
development school dedicated to total performance as measured by the
higher academic achievement of its students. The project will also offer a
high-qualit\' environment for preparing educators to meet the needs of
urban school students.
"This project is a wonderful complement to lUP's Pittsburgh presence
and to our reputation as a leader in urban teacher training," according to
I UP President Lawrence K. Pettit.
The Heinz Endowments, a pair of foundations founded by Howard and
Vira I. Heinz, rank among the nation's largest philanthropic organizations.
Based in Pittsburgh, they share a commitment to support the efforts of
nonprofit organizations, primarily in southwestern Pennsylvania.
lUP will provide $124,000 and Martin Luther King School will provide
$407,900 in in-kind support for the first year of the project, which is
designed as a model for creating a more in-depth, rigorous approach to
teacher preparation. Bell Atlantic Cxirporation is supporting the project wilh
57,0(X) to a.ssist development of a computer network.
Cx)llege of Education associate dean John lohnson said, "We have been
working closely with Martin Luther King School for many years in a
traditional teacher preparation partnership mode." The key to the success of
this new program, lohnson explained, will be creating a "total performance
environment," in which the focus is on one primary issue: improving and
increasing student performance in the classroom.
"All actions at both schools have to be focused on this goal," lohnson said,
"and the measure of the project's success will be student success. If the project
is indeed successful, it will become the model for all our teacher education
A 1 Distinguished
Health-conscious scientist: Having a medical
research career that spans five decades, John
Munn '48 received the lUP Distinguished
Alumni Award this spring. Munn currently
serves as a consultant vi'ith the American
Institute of Biological Sciences and
BioReview, Inc., and has served as a consultant for
three other companies since 1980. Prior to that, he had various
assignments within the National Institutes of Health, including the
National Cancer Institute; as senior scientist for the World Health
Organization's Division of Environmental Health; and as a
toxicologist for the Food and Drug Administration. He was an
editorial board member of the Journal of Toxicology and
Environmental Health, and much of his career has focused on food
contaminants and other aspects of the science of health. The author of
twenty-two published reports and papers, he received his master's
degree in biochemistry from George Washington University and his
doctoral degree in chemistry from Georgetown University. He lives in
Rockville, Md., with his wife, Ruth Boyd Munn '48.
Pennsylvania statesman: Howard Fargo '51
received an lUP Distinguished Alumni
Award in the spring. A member of the
Pennsylvania House of Representatives,
Fargo has represented the Eighth Legislative
^^ District, which includes Grove City and
^^^^^p^ ■ "^^B Kittamiing, since 1981 and has served as
^^^H ^ ^^m majority caucus chairman since 1994. He has
^^^H ^r ^^M served on the Agricidture and Rural Affairs
^^^* •^ ^^" Committee, the Finance Committee, the Game
and Fisheries Committee, House Rules
Committee, and the Military and Veterans Affairs Committee and has
chaired the Legislative Audit Advisory Committee and the Tax and
Fiscal Policy Task Force of the American Legislative Exchange Council
After a six-year teaching career that began after his graduation from
ISTC, Fargo started his own CPAfirm, which grew into a partnership
of sixteen employees. As a CPA, he is a member of both the
Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
/^^^^^ Distinguished CEO: William Dannecker '61
^^^^^^^ received an lUP Distinguished Alumni Award
-^^^^^^^^ in the spring. The president and chief
executive officer of Retirement System Group,
Inc., in New York, he also serves as president
and a trustee of RSI Retirement Trust.
Retirement System Group is a full-service
pension company with more than seventy
professional employees. It has five
sidisidiaries, including RSI Retirement
Trust. Before joining his current firm,
Dannecker was an actuary for Alexander and Alexander
and became an Enrolled Actuary under the Employee Retirement
Income Security Act. He is a member of the American Academy of
Actuaries and lives in Chappaqua, N. Y.
continued on page 13
The name of the Department
of Office Systems and Business
Education in the F.berly College
of Business has been changed to
the Department of Technology
Support and Training to better
describe the programs offered by
This is not the only name change
this department has experienced in
recent history. To keep up with
changing trends, its name was
changed from Administrative
Services and Business Education to
Office Systems in the early part of
Carleen Zoni, former associate
dean, has been appointed the
new dean of the College of
Health and Human Services,
replacing Harold Wingard, who
retired in lanuary.
Tom Jones and Kevin Eubanks
performed on campus as part ot
the Artist Series.
Fiction writer Carolyn Ferrell,
author of the book Don't Erase
Me, presented a reading of her
work on campus at the invitation
of the Women's Studies
Program, the African American
Cultural Center, and the
Division of Student Affairs.
The Women's Studies
program also brought to campus
Marta Benavides, an
international peace activist who
made a presentation to the
Ranked as Most SuccESSFin.
lUP's Doctoral Programs in
English, by the Modern
Language Association, based on
numbers graduated and
employment after graduation
THOMAS M. Kerr
UNDERGRADUATE MOCK TRIAL
lUP's Mock Trial Team: Amy
Fitzgerald of Gibsonia; Lurena
Lewis of Allentown; jayson Clay
of Allison Park; Scott Crawford
of Apollo; Kim Rivera of
Goldsboro; Bob Salari of
Gibsonia; and Jennifer
Sennefelder of Newfoundland,
Pa. The team is coached by
Indiana attorney David Serene.
Welcome to Psychology: Paul Spizman, a doctoral
student in Psychology from Seattle, is silhouetted in
the doorway of the Psychology Department's main
office in UlilerHall. Behind him, across Washington
Street and Oakland Avenue, is the Oak Grove.
Two lUP fraternities have
been suspended for providing
alcohol to underage students.
Delta Sigma Phi and Sigma
Tau Gamma both were
found to have violated their
national fraternity risk
management guidelines and
state alcohol laws. Suspension
means that the fraternities may
not participate in university
activities nor access benefits
provided to recognized
"Our calculated decision to
suspend, rather than withdraw,
university recognition of these
two chapters is indicative of our
confidence in their ability to
recover from this mistake and
return to being productive
members of the university
community," said Terry
Appolonia 79, M'81, director of
student activities and
organizations and chairman of
lUP's Recognized Organization
Junior entrepreneurs age
seven to fourteen will
come to campus again
this summer for Camp
Business Cents, operated
by the university's Center for
Family Business. From August
2 through 6, beginning at 9 each
day and ending at 4, campers
will gain an understanding of
what it takes to operate a
Campers make a
(symbolized by the program
mascot Business Bee),
determine how best to market
it, produce it, and sell it. The
cost is $250 for the week, with
lunches included, and the
location is the lUP Small
Business Incubator in the
According to Center for
Family Business Director Cindy
lannarelli, "Students actually
create the product and wrestle
with real-life business issues
from production costs to
personnel issues to marketing."
Registration information is
available from the center at
The music man: Retired professor emeritus of
Bemidji (Minn.) State University, Fulton
Gallagher '57, M'62 received an lUP
Distinguished Aliwini Award in the spring.
Gallagher earned his doctoral degree in
music from Indiana University in 1971 and
was certified by Har\'ard University's Institute for Educational
Management in 1981. He taught and served as an administrator at
Bemidji from 1963 to 1985, left to work at Chatham College in
Pittsburgh for two years, then returned to Bemidji until his retirement in
1 996. At Bemidji, he served as director of the university's Opera Theatre
as well as chairman of the music department. At varying times, he served
as dean for hvo different colleges and as ncepresidau of Institutional
Advancement but returned to music activities, directing a summer
institute, the Opera Tlwatre, and teaching. He is the founder of the Lake
Bemidji Summer Arts Colony and has been involved in various
community arts programs. He and his wife, Nancy Frederick Gallagher
'58, received the Bemidji Community Arts Council's Friends of the Arts
Award for their contributions to the arts. A member of the Minnesota
Music Educators Hall of Fame, Gallagher had a scholarship for
outstanding vocal music students named in his honor His peers
established the scholarship in his honor before his retiremmt.
From business to education: After a twenty-
three-year banking career, Alan
I eberknight '64 became the dean ofTowson
L niversity's College of Business and
Economics. This spring he received lUP's
Distinguished Alumni Award. Leberknight, a
' resident of Baldwin, Md., had served as
presidait and chief operating officer of
Bahimore Bancorp and the Bank of Baltimore
from 1991 to 1995, when the bank was sold and
he was chosen by Towsonfor its dean's slot. In his
newest position, he has overseen the implementation of a new
curriadum, brought the Regional Economic Studies Institute to Towson,
and served as the chief administrator of the Small Business
Administration's Small Business Development Center Network of Central
Maryland. Before taking the helm of Baltimore Bancorp, he held varying
positions at Signet Bank, formerly Union Trust Company of Maryland,
and First National Bank of Maryland. A current board member of the
Baltimore Chamber of Commerce, Leberknight earned hisM.B.A. at
continued on page 17
Cindy lannarelli ( "Dr. Cindy," as she is known to
campers) works with children during the 1998 session
of Camp Business Cents. Business Bee, the program's
mascot, is on the chair next to her.
I have appreciated President
Lawrence K. Pettit's columns in
lUP Magazine, especially those
reflecting on issues related to
the academic standards and
curriculum at the university. Dur-
ing my years as an undergraduate,
I was involved in these areas both
in student government and on
committees of the University Sen-
ate. They are also areas which I
have chosen for service on faculty
and school board committees over
I want to encourage President
Pettit to continue wth his efforts
Assembling Ambassadois: In
!-cbru(ir\: li'P's Student Alumni
Ambassadors liosted the 1999
Case District II Conference of
Student Alumni Ambassadors.
More than three hundred students
from colleges and universities
throughout the United States
converged on Indiana for
roundtable discussions, lectures,
and other programming. The
Conference Planning Cotmnittee
cochairs were Amy Henley, left, a
Hotel Restaurant, and
Institittional Management senior
from La Plata, Md.. and Jake
Lindstrom, right, a junior Nursing
major from New Cumberland.
Lee Clark, center, advisor to the
lUP ambassadors, is a graduate
student in Student Affairs in
Higher Education from
and plans to make the university
more academically rigorous. The
opening of the Honors College is a
wonderful development in this
regard. I hope that some of the
standards and expectations, which
have arisen in the Honors College,
will have a positive impact on the
rest of the university.
My liberal arts education at
lUP has served me well in the
workplace over the years as a
teacher, writer, and magazine
editor, and in my volunteer work
in the community and church.
My education at lUP developed
my skills and helped turn a
rather academically and socially
deprived individual from a rural
Pennsylvania community into a
competent and skilled individual.
It also gave me a love for learning
that has not yet stopped and
which has brought me great
pleasure over the years
May I encourage President
Pettit, the facult)', and the
administration to continue in
their efforts to reach forever-
higher academic goals. I look
fonvard to the day when lUP
moves from being recognized as
a third tier national university to
a second tier university. This will
truly be a gift of the people of
Pennsylvania, especially the
young and marginalized. I have
no doubt that this can be
achieved in time.
Anthony Bosnick '72
After leaxing campus following
graduation in 1989 fi-om the
Department of Special Education
and Clinical Services, I had much
doubt about ever being able to
return to Indiana for more than an
occasional alumni activity. While
initially making it back to campus
for two or three consecutive years
during homecoming festivities, my
"college crowd" seemed to dwindle
as our lives went different
directions, making it somewhat
difficult for all of us to be in the
same town over the same weekend
in October. 1 have grown to miss
the yearly trips down memory lane
at lUP but have had the good
fortune of coming back to campus
on a weekly basis for an entire
semester. It is truly amazing how
much can change, yet stay the same
after nearly a decade has gone by.
It has been a long-time goal of
mine to return to lUP and teach
in the department that gave so
much to me as an undergraduate.
Consequently, when Dr. Richard
Nowell, Chair of the Department
of Special Education and Clinical
Services, phoned me in late
December and offered me a
part-time temporary faculty
position in the department, I
readily accepted the challenge
without hesitation. WTiat an
incredibly nostalgic e.xperience it
has been to return to lUP and
teach in Davis Hall, the same
building in which my former
professors prepared me for a
career in education.
While Davis Hall in of itself
has not structurally changed,
many of the faces that dwell there
have. Instructors such as Marie
Bahn, who inspired me
personally and professionally as
an undergrad, have retired and
moved on to other activities. The
Eberly College of Business, Uhler
Hall, and the Robert E. Cook
Honors College (among many
others) have changed the physical
appearance of the campus
dramatically in the years since I
have graduated. Other
characteristics such as the beaut)'
of the Oak Grove, Greek life, and
the typical rainy weather haven't
changed a bit!
It has been a fulfilling
experience to witness firsthand
how my alma mater is moving
swiftly into the new millennium
yet still holds the qualities that
Partnerships are a two-way
street. lUP's Eberly College of
Business has entered into one
\vith SAP America, Inc., of
Newtown Square, Pa.
SAP America will provide at no
cost access to its market-leading
enterprise resource planning
and management software
package, as well as training for
This is a significant investment
in the ongoing education of
our faculti.' members, as well as
a tremendous opportunity for
our students to gain experience
with this software package,"
said Robert Camp, Eberly
The payoff for SAP America, he
explained, is a larger supply of
future managers who are
familiar with their product.
made it so meaningful during
my undergraduate experience.
It's great to be home.
Jeffery Coover '89
I still have a sense of humor
and was surprised to find
indications that I no longer was
hving. In the Class Notes section
of the Winter, 1999, issue, I find
only the '30s hsted.
Since I belonged to the '20s
(Music Department graduate,
1928), I just wanted you to know
that I am very much alive. Drive
my own car, attend concerts
(Orchestra, Ballet, University of
Miami Concert Series) and that I
travel a lot alone!! Am attending
a National Music Conference in
St. Louis in May, and visiting
family in California in June. I've
had a lot of fun out of this —
more than I would have if I had
Please restore me to life,
because I enjoy it!!
Ann McClure '28
William Coleman, son of Helen
George Coleman '19, writes that his
mother will celebrate her hundredth
birthday on May 2. Helen, who now
lives in Wernersville, Pa., taught
third grade in Kittanning for five
years until she married Buff
Coleman, now deceased, who was an
assistant agriculture agent who
eventually became the Northampton
Count)' Extension agent. The
Coleman family has planned a party
in Helen's honor.
Harriet Woodard Slawter '24 writes
that she's ninety-six years old and
hopes to come to campus in lune for
Alumni Reunion Weekend, which
will feature the annual Pioneer
Dinner for members of classes of
fifty years ago and earlier. Harriet,
who lives in Akron, Ohio, hopes to
see old friends and would like to
know if any of her classmates plan to
attend the event.
For news of Ann McClure '28,
please see Letters.
In ,1 second retirement, Norman
Oakes '55 and Norma Paustenbach
Oakes '55 have closed their
consulting firm, Green Lane
Enterprises in Camp Hill, Pa., to
pursue new interests. Norm helps
restore vintage Porsches, and Norma
quilts and participates in club work.
Norm also reports that his sister,
Linda Oakes Donovan '65,
succumbed lo ovarian cancer. Linda
had been a teacher in Wilmington,
Del., for thirty-three years.
nilarianna Mattern Costanza '57
retired last June from Zaner-Bloser
Educational Publishing, the textbook
division of Highlights for Children.
Sigma Tau Gamma Foundation
president Kenley Hoover '57 was
elected to serve as a volunteer
director of the National
Assistant principal of Gilbert High
School in Gilbert, Ariz., Kay Oswalt
'64, IVI'68 has earned her doctoral
degree in educational leadership and
administration from Arizona State
A former assistant superintendent in
the Ligonier Area and Derry Area
school districts, Josepi) Bellissimo
'65 was named superintendent of the
Derry Area School District.
Janice Kotzuk Auth '67 edited To
Beijing and Beyond, a collection of
writings by the women (and some
men) of the Pittsburgh area who
attended the United Nations Fourth
World Conference on Women held
in Beijing in 1995. Administrator of
Pennsylvania Peace Links, a
nonprofit peace organization, she
lives in Pittsburgh with her husband,
Charles Auth '64.
Lead educational technologist for
Lockheed-Martin Corporation's Air
Traffic Control Division, Dennis
Faust '67 has been asked to chair the
Technology Education Advisory
Committee of the University of
Virginia's Northern Virginia
Campus. The committee advises
campus leaders about the needs of
the area's technology community.
Atlanta, Ga., resident Jim Richards
'69 sends greetings to Iriciuls from
Sigma Phi Epsilon.
The Oakland Press in Michigan
recently ran a story about Kathy
BoltZ Phillips '70, who is an artist,
community education teacher, and
avid volunteer. She lives in West
Last year, Don Giesmann '71
became community impact director
of Michigan Family Forum, a family
policy council. He lives in Carleton.
Heather Stewart Kijowski '72 has
been named director of benefits
communication for Duquesne Light
After working for commercial
healthcare organizations, Kevin Karl
'73 has been named assistant vice
president for information services at
the Medical College of Wisconsin in
Director of legislative and political
affairs for the Pennsylvania Medical
Society, Larry Light '73 was elected
president of the Pennsylvania
Association for Government
Relations. He and his wife. Colleen
Flynn Light '74, and their chUdren,
Brooks and Beth, live in Harrisburg.
Employed by Blair Corporation,
Stephen Wiedmaier '73 was named
vice president of credit management.
He lives in Warren, Pa., with his wife,
Cindy, and son, Ryan.
Paul IVIiller '74 and Susan Walker
IMiller '74 live in Kokomo, Ind.,
where Paul serves as general sales
and marketing director of Delta
Marion Center Area School District
teacher Nancy Francis Mogle '75
Celebrating with Pi (Kappa Phi): hroni left, Mike Shiihle '9i, Daw Myers
'95, Charles Geraci '92, and Wil Forrest '93 posed during the reception for
Charles's Atignst wedding to Janette Diaz. The Geracis live in Brooklyn,
and Charles is an engineer for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.
LLL ti m
UP has a new relationship
with what administrators
refer to as "jewels in a box."
Art and music students and
faculty members now have
the opportunity to study at the
Academies of Fine Arts in
Zagreb, Croatia, and Ljubljana,
Slovenia, through the first
agreement either school has
Suggested by art professor
James Nestor, who had visited
the academies, lUP officials
visited the former Yugoslavian
republics and shored up the
details in December. The
exchange agreements for art
were signed last fall, while the
agreement for music was
signed this semester.
Once hidden away behind
the Iron Curtain, Slovenia and
Croatia were like jewels in a
box, said Ronald Maggiore,
associate provost for
enrollment management and
planning. "Under former
communist rule, we had the
impression that it was a very
closed society. I like using the
box as a metaphor: no light
got in, and no light got out.
But, from an artistic
perspective, a lot of the wealth
of Yugoslavia rested in those
Art department chair
Vaughn Clay agrees. "Their
angst and their frustration
came out in the form of art.
It's incredibly intense and
beautiful. The art in Hungary
and the former Yugoslavian
republics is very contemporary
and sophisticated, with a point
of view and a direction that is
way ahead of America."
Students from all three
schools have already begun
their exchange experiences.
was nominated for the second time
for inclusion in Wio's Who Among
Terry Foriska 77 received the 1998
Outstanding Research and Publication
Award from the Pennsylvania
Association for Supervision and
Curriculum Development in
recognition of a book, a manual, and
an article he wrote. Terry, who is the
assistant superintendent of the
Gateway School District in
Monroeville, became the first two-
time winner of the award, having also
earned it in 1994.
Employed by the Office of Vocational
Administration, Janell Shaffer-Yoder
'77 was promoted to district
administrator. She lives in
In lanuary, Janet Hudzlcki '78
became the academic dean of the
Brown Mackie College, a junior
college in Salina, Kan.
Katharine Boehringer Marshall '78
has been named corporate
communications director tor
Carpenter Technology Corporation
in Reading, Pa.
In a new position, Sandy Smlthmyer
'78, a Bellefonte resident, is project
coordinator and research assistant for
an insulin pulsatility study at Penn
Muskingum College volleyball coach
Elizabeth ("Bea") Zlcha '78 was
named Ohio Athletic Conference
Coach of the Year after her team won
the OAC championship. She also was
named Great Lakes Region Coach of
the Year by the Tachikara/ American
X'oUeyball Coaches Association.
Having obtained his dream job, John
Simpson '79 works in the Pinsburgh
Steelers marketing department. His
wife, Darlene Frye Simpson '80,
works as a tax processor for
Berkheimer Associates in addition to
designing custom-made bridal veils.
reduces the presence of E.coli on
poultry. He is a biology professor at
Berry College in Mt. Berry, Ga.
Manager of environmental safety and
health. Sally Hess HIggins '81 works
for MediaOne t.roup, Inc., and lives
in Pine, Colo., with her husband,
Susan Lleb Kapun '81 received her
master's degree in Pood and
Nutrition from Marnvood
University in Scranton, Pa.
In a promotion, Richard Koeneke
'81 was named lieutenant colonel at
the Pentagon. He and his wife, Julla
LIpovich Koeneke '81, and their si.x
children, Kaitlyn, Kara, Joseph,
Michael, Patrick, and Nicholas, live
in Okinawa, Japan, where he is the
staff judge advocate for Marine
Corps bases and forces Japan.
Promoted to business manager of the
Berlin Brothersvalley School District,
Greg Seals '82 lives in Somerset with
his wife, Dawn. For the past two
years, as coach of the high school golf
team, he has enjoyed the best team
records in school histor)'.
Jeff Maucieri '82 has a new job,
teaching vocal and instrumental
music to students in fourth to eighth
grades at Altoona Central Catholic
Store manager for Rite Aid
Pharmacy, Connie Ruffalo Tucker
'82 has moved from South Carolina
to Monroeville, Pa.
Oakland, Calif, certified interior
designer Christ Sufunis '82 is creative
director for Metropolitan Contract
Group, which specializes in designing
for the sports and entertainment
Through a grant from American
Food Safety Products, Martin
CIpollIni '81, M'84 has completed
research on Biorinse, a product that
On New Year's Ewe: These friends got together. In front are Clinton Bates '96
ami Dirl< Frey '95. Standing are Karen Harms Bates '96, Alycia Schaefer '94,
Kimberly Dick '89, and Sharon Shaner '94. All of them live near Monroeville
and attend the same church, except for Sharon, who was visiting from Texas.
Sig Eps together again: When the
son of Jerry Yanicisw '65 was
married, fellow Sigma Phi Epsilon
members attended the festivities.
From left are Jerry, Bob Letso '60,
Bill Siegel '65, and John Palya '65.
industries. Recent projects have
included an NBA basketball arena
and an entertainment complex for
Sony. The father of three children, he
also owns Caffe Diem Coffee House.
For the second year, Kimberly BenSOn
'83 served as captain of two volunteer
teams that participated in the American
Cancer Society's twenty-four-hour
Relay for Lite. The teams raised over
$5,000, writes Kimberly, who lives in
Gaithersburg, Md., and has just
recovered from an injured knee.
Married last spring, PriSCilla
Cipollini-Mistretta '83 and her
husband, I'aui Mistretta, live in Long
Beach, N.Y. For sixteen years, she has
been employed by Federated
Department Stores, particularly
Macy's, and is now a senior buyer.
"After ten years as an accounting
manager for an intellectual property
law firm, I decided that if you can't
beat 'em, join 'em," writes Pat Eby
Block '84. She graduates from
Catholic University of America's
Columbus School of Law in May and
will begin her legal career as an
associate, specializing in
international business and trade, at
Porter, Wright, Morris, and Arthur in
Washington, D.C., in September.
An associate in the insurance
litigation department, Terry Henry
'84 practices law with Cozen and
O'Connor in Philadelphia.
A health and physical education
teacher at Bishop Ireton High School,
Michael Hutton '84 recently received
his master's degree from Regent
Universit)'. He lives in Woodbridge,
Va., with his wife, Kerry, and
daughters, Emily and Molly.
A stay-at-home mom for Mary
Elizabeth, Lori Cristelli Loughlin '84,
who works part-time as a floral
designer and avidly collects Beanie
Babies, writes that she and her
husband spend their summer
weekends sailing on Long Island
Sound and their winter weekends
skiing in the Catskills. The Loughlins
live in Fairfield, N.I.
Having established his own company
in Key West, Fla., Len Rosignoli '84 is
president of Franklen Source, Inc.,
which specializes in information
technology and hospitality placement
for professionals nationwide. He can
be reached at franklnsrc@>aol.com.
Currently staying at home to teach
her ten-year-old son, Douglas,
Cynthia Nicewonger Frey '85 of
Hiram, Ga., reports that in 1997, she
and her husband, lohn, welcomed
Eleanor Rose to their family. She also
had surgery for thyroid cancer, and
her doctors have given her a good
progress report and expect her to
make a full recovery.
Jeff Hardy '85 of Bradford, Pa., who
received his M.B.A. from St.
Bonaventure University in 1996, is
national service manager of Vector
Having earned her CEN designation
in emergency room nursing, Cheryl
Hughes Jennings '85 works part-
time in the Shadyside Hospital ER
and in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital's
intensive care unit. She and her
husband. Chuck, and three children
live in Pittsburgh.
lacobus. Pa., resident GretChen
BoartS Miller '85 is studying for a
master's degree in health science at
Brian Sommers '85 has joined C.S.
McKee and Company in Pittsburgh
as vice president and client
Employed by PNC Bank, Philip
SirlannI '88 of Donora, Pa., attained
his Series 6 and Series 63 insurance
Following their |unc wedding, Cheryl
Moss '87 and Jonathan Starr will cruise
One of Mellon's managers: As manager of
fiduciary risk, Regina Dresser Stover '75 is
first vice president of Mellon Bank in
Pittsburgh. She received an lUP
Distinguished Alumni Award this
spring. A faculty member of both the
Central Atlantic School of Trust and the New England
School of Banking, she earned her M.B.A. degree at the University of
Pittsburgh's Katz Graduate School of Business and certification in
bank administration from the University of Wisconsin. She also is a
certified internal auditor, certified trust auditor, and certified bank
auditor. Her directorships have included membership on the lUP
Eberly College of Business Advisory Council, chairmanship of the
Katz Graduate School of Business Alumnae Council, membership on
the Carlow College Board of Trustees, and chairmanship of the
Forum for Women at Mellon Bank. She is the founder of the Trust
Compliance Managers Roundtable, and she received a Distinguished
Service Award from the Katz Graduate School of Business last year.
^nI ,^^^^^1 > Professing health education: West
j ^^^^^HlBB Chester University professor Bethann
-^^^^^^^^^ Cinelli '76 ofGlenmoore, Pa., received an
lUP Distinguished Alumni Award in the
spring. The author of myriad articles,
papers, and books on health education, she
also has served as an editor for several
educational publishers. In addition to
teaching duties at both graduate and
undergraduate levels and research, Cinelli
serves as her department's student teaching
coordinator. She has worked with and consulted for Educational
Testing Services, the Petmsylvania State Board of Education, the
Pennsylvania Department of Education, and a number of school
districts. A two-time recipient of the Outstanding Young Women of
America Award, she is a previous vice president of the Pennsylvania
School Health Association and has presented at more than fifty
conferences. Cinelli received her master's degree from Temple
University and her doctoral degree from Penn State University. She
holds memberships in the American School Health Association, the
American Association of Health Education, and the Association of
Supervision and Curriculum Development.
around the world. Upon their return
in October, they will settle in
In December, Gerald Feuimer M'88
received his Master of Divinity degree
from Southern Baplist Theolngical
Seminary in I.oiiisville, Ky.
Bonnie Krensavage Smith '88, who
currently is leading an SAP software
implementation for Whirlpool,
received her M.B.A. in international
business from the University of
Chicago. She and her husband,
Steve, live in Si. Joseph, Mich., and
would like to hear from classmates,
who can reach them via e-mail at
After the birth of her second child,
Jodi Anderson Smith '88 took a new
position as a pediatric dietitian at the
Children's Institute in Pitt,sburgh.
A teacher in the Cecil County Public
Schools, Kimberly Brose Webber '88
of Port Deposit, Md., was noniiiialed
for inclusion in W/io's Who Among
(724) 357-7942 or
June 11-13, Induction of the
Class of 1949 into the
Pioneer Society, class
reunion activities for the
classes of 1954 and 1959
Eberly College of
August 23, Edgewood
Country Club in Pittsburgh
May 16, Blue Room, John
Athletic Hall of
September 4, Indiana
Country Club, reception at
noon. Luncheon at 1:00 p.m.
(724) 357-7942 or
African American Alumni
Reunion, lUP campus,
September 24 through 26
Harrisburg Alumni Chapter
Annual Picnic and Baseball
Game, Baltimore Orioles vs.
Detroit, Camden Yards,
Rome and the Riviera: State
System of Higher Education
Alumni Cruise, August 17
For more information about
lUP and its activities, access
the university's World Wide
Web site at
h up:/ /www. iup. edul.
Softvvrare engineer Jeff DeRose '89
works for Be Free in Pittsburgh.
Having left the Montgomery County
District Attorney's Office, George
NikolaOU '89 of King of Prussia, Pa.,
has become an associate of Mullaney
Pam Schauble Bancroft '90 is the
iNccutivc director of the American
l_Jiamber of Commerce in Riga, LatNia.
An attorney, Tom Beveridge '90 is
■issociated with DelCollo and
Mazzanti and lives in Pottstown, Pa.,
with his wife, Ann.
\ stay-at-home mother of four, Cyndi
Cellurale Bossart '90 of Biloxi, Miss.,
works part-time from home as a
breastfeeding peer counselor for the
In the last year. Michele Manculich
'90, M'95 graduated from the
University of Dajton School of Law
and was admitted to the Maryland
Employed by Arrow International,
Inc., in Wyomissing, Pa., Rich TraCy
'91 is now first-shift super%'isor. He
and his wife. Penny, and children, live
.A financial analyst with RSL
Fenton '89 earned his M.B.A. degree
from Duquesne L'ni\ersit\'. He and
his wife. Kathleen Simonson Fenton
'92, who is communications manager
for Healthcare Information
Corporation, live in Pittsburgh with
their son, Connor.
IVIichelle Archibald Lucas '92 has
been named Year 2000 protect
manager for FCNB Bank. She hves in
MHQ: The Quarterly journal of
Military History, a national military
history publication, will run an
article by Noel Poirer '92 called "Boy
General," which explores the military
training of the Marquis de Lafayette
before his serv'ice in America. Noel
has joined the facult)' of the College
of William and Mary's Elderhostel
lleilwo<Kl, Pa., resident Bethany
George Price '91 writes that she and her
husband, Larry, were married on her
parents' wedding anniversary, and her
mom, lean, is currently attending IUP.
Maureen Boone McGurk '92, a teacher
in the Los .Angeles Unified School
District, received her Master of Public
Administration degree ft-om California
State Uni\ersir\' at Long Beach, while
John McGuilC '94 is an editor for lames
Publishing and does stand-up comedy
in the Los Angeles area.
The St. George Group in Pittsburgh
has named Dana Dresbach '92 a
media planner and buyer.
For her wedding to Mark Sadlier. M.
K. McTear Sadlier '92 asked Meg
McLean '93 to be a member of the
wedding party. M. K. is an online
production coordinator for The
\'anguard Group in Malvern, Pa.
Pamela Gilbert Shang '92 and her
husband, Eugene, live in Oakdale,
Pa. A rehabilitation counselor and
physical therapist assistant, Pam
added to her IUP nursing degree
by earning a physical therapist
assistant degree from
Lori Schweitzer Curtis '93, who
earned her Certified Safetv'
Professional designation, currently
works for LORD Corporation,
managing the Mechanical Products
Division's regulatory compliance
programs at the Erie and Cambridge
Springs, Pa., plants.
Married in 1997. CurtlS Drake '93
and his wife, Kristen. asked Tom
Anderson '93, Matt Isenberg '93,
Bill Rok '93, and Rebecca Henry '98
to be in their wedding party. The
Drakes live in Brookville, Pa.
Art in the park: The 1 998 Affair in
the Park Contemporary Craft
Show and Sale in Pittsburgh
featured the work of Ed
Zembrzoski '95, Teresa
Krzeminski '94, and Ron
Korczynski '64. All three are
members of the Craftsmens
Gidild of Pittsburgh and art
teachers. Teresa specializes in
glass beads, while Ed and
Ron concentrate in pottery.
Donita and the gang: Six friends ofDonita Burns
Calef 'SS and her husband, Steve, gathered around the bridal
couple, married a year ago in April. Pictured are Jenny Briggs Switala '88,
Marsha Marushak '88, Nora Brooks Weder '88, Sandra Look '85, Pamela
Lundberg '88, BethAuman '88, and Jill Snavely McNichol '88.
Married next to Niagara Falls last
spring. Jeffrey Elias '33 and Rebecca
nioinas ElJas '93 li\ e in East
NorristowTi, Pa. Beck\- teaches tor Ken
Crest Seriices. and left', who graduated
in May from Philadelphia College of
Osteopathic Medicine, is an emergency
medicine resident at Albert Einstein
Medical Center in Philadelphia.
Senior safet>- and health professional
at .Alcoa's Lafayette. Ind.. operations.
Matt Holland '93 obtained his
Certified Safet)' Professional
Rosemary Ragosta Petrunyak '93
ser\ed as maid of honor at the
wedding of Christina Beigle
McKeever '93 and her husband, lohn.
N'alrico. Fla.. residents SCOtt Bauer
'94 and Regjna Schwerer Bauer '95
asked Roberta Schwerer Gaffga '87,
Frank VIvlrito '91, Terri Nucci
Lelbowitz '93, Randy Calderelll '94,
Tony DiCicco '95, Shaun Haggerty
'95, and George Ladamus '95 to be
in their wedding. Scott is a sales
representative, and Regina is an
elementary school teacher.
K.W. Tunnell Company in King of
Prussia. Pa., has named BUI Connell
M'94 principal and director of its
supply-chain management practice.
New Britain, Pa., residents Karen
Welrback Cosner '94 and her
husband. Duane. asked Bonnle Bums
'94, Rebecca Iriarte '94, and Karen
Zook '95 to participate in their
Marsha Fye '94 and Bob Groves '94
are engaged to be married in October
Shawn O'Neill '94, M'97 and
Kathleen McGuIre '96 have asked
Brian Bittner '96, Lisa Caola '96,
Kris Popernack '96, Shannon O'Neill
'99, and current student Brandon
O'Neill to participate in their
Lisa Orris '94 and William Keisler
asked Danielle Conrad '94 and Cathy
Robinson '94 to be part of their
wedding. Lisa and her husband live
in Camp Hill, Pa.
Married last fall, Jason Pfeifer '94
and Michelle Sunderlin Pfeifer '97
asked Vicki Kautz Crowder '94,
James Crowder '95, .in.i Jessica
Newcome '97 to participate in
Eight fellow alumni attended the
wedding of Jennifer Ganter Rose '94
and her husband, Edward. The Roses
live In Philadelphia.
West Chester, Pa., residents Cherlta
Griffin Weatherspoon '94, M'96 and
her husband, f lary, who were married
three years ago, have two children,
Emile Sonae and Corban Isaiah.
Emile's godmother is Malalka MoseS
'96, M'98, and Corban's godmother is
Patrice Madison Pollen '93.
In a promotion. Brian Dunkle '95
was named general manager of Bob
Evans Restaurant in Coraopolis.
Brian Hess '95 and Kimberly Mountain
Hess '98 li\e in .Manassas. \'a.
Julie Paskallk Ringwood '95, M'96
and her husband, Peter, asked the
following alumnae to be members ot
their bridal party: Shannon Byham
'95, M'96; Cindy Edmiston
Donaldson '95, M'96; Danielle Morra
'96; and Dana Williams '96. lulie
and Peter live in York, Pa.
Tim Earman '96 has enrolled in the
doctoral program for physical
therapy at Slippery Rock University.
Both teachers in the Central Bucks
School District in Doylestown, Pa.,
Eric Hanusey and AlllSOn Kunka
Hanusey '96 asked Chantel Rupp
Spess '96, Wendj Harshyne '97,
Kristen Simon '97, and Tammy
Buff one '98 to be members of their
wedding parti'. .-Mlison is the
daughter Joseph Kunka '68 and
Paula Brinton Strawoet '69.
Married last November, Mary Bradley
McFadden '96 and her husband, lohn,
live in Glen Riddle, Pa.
Employed by the Office of the
Attorney General, Jonathan
Vesnesky '96, M'97 of Erie is a
narcotics agent tor the bureau of
Narcotics and Drug Control.
Shenessa Huth '97 and Chris
Rossetti '98 are engaged to be
married this summer.
Writes Rachel's mom, Meredith,
Rachel Thomas '97 is a Peace Corps
volunteer, currently serving in
Turkmenistan, where she teaches
English, trains local teachers, and
assists in community development.
Having graduated from the Border
Patrol Academy, Peter Towner '97 is a
Border Patrol agent in Del Rio, Tex.
Mark Bayley '98 and Angelique
Kuchta '98 are studying at Dickinson
School of Law in Carlisle, Pa.
A graduate student in media studies
at Penn State University, Tara Anne
McKee '98 is a graduate assistant
and will soon begin her thesis on
women's health communications and
campaigns. She says hello to friends
from Gamma Sigma Sigma, who can
reach her at email@example.com.
Lost and Found
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Marilyn Babyak, Karen and Joe
Gdaniec, Dave Wagner '85, Brian
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Tracey Banks: Please contact Jan
Chesla Blahut '82 at 547 Old Farm
Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15234.
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and IVxld Tansimore, a daughter, Erin
Mae, August 27, 1997. To Laura Salego
Kaminsfci '84 and David Kaminski, a
son, Nikolas, October 26, 1998. Ih Lori
Cristelli Loughlin '84 and Daniel
Loughlin, a daughter, .Mary Elizabeth,
December 12, 1996. lo Laurie Ann
Potts Foster '85 and Fximund Foster, a
daughter, Kate Fli/abetli, N'ovember 20,
iwx. To Cynthia Nicewonger Frey '85
and lohn Fre\, .i daughter, Eleanor
Rose, luly 8, 1997. To Lynn Taylor
FriSChkom '85 and Roger Frischkorn. a
son, Evan U)ui.s, September 11,1 998.
To Cathy Hassinger Olynyk '73 and
David Olynyk, an adopted daughter.
Amber Elise, November 6, 1998.
To Cheryl Stewart Miller '80 and Guy
Miller '92, a daughter. Summer
Catherine-Nicole, November 3, 1998.
To Dennis Gitfoyle '81 and Cindy
Gilfoyle, a son, Devin Fry, October 31,
1998. To Keith Henderson '81 and
Susan Henderson, a daughter, .Andrea
Rose, Noxember 4, 1998. To Nancy
Lauda McGill '81 and James McGill, a
daughter, Megan Grace, January 23,
1998. To Jan Chelsa Blahut '82 and
Bob Blahut, a son, Luke Robert,
November 6, 1998. To Tom Intili '82
and Vivianne Intili, a daughter,
Christina Marie, Oc-tober 7, 1998. To
Joyce Romboski McKnight '82 and
Chris McKnight, a daughter, Alexis
Christine, January- 22, 1999. To
Elizabeth Kleintop Wesner '82 and
Todd Wesner, a daughter, .Alles™
Aurora, December 2 1 , 1 998. To Doreen
Yanichko Connell '83 and Robert
Connell, a son, Ryan Robert, April 16,
1998. To Judy Wills Gallagher '83 and
Ed Gallagher, a daughter, Man.' Grace,
July 14, 1996, and a daughter, Emily
Anne, December 16, 1997. To Ellam
StarStniC '83 and Jeffrey Starsinic, a
daugliter, Victoria Marie, August 24,
1998. To Debbie Ogden Tansimore '83
The following works by lUP
faculty members were published
over the course of the last year.
Introduction to Business
Statistics by Ron Weiers has been
released by Duxbury
with Favorite Picture
Books by Sandra
Ford Grove, Judith
was published by
A-Z: A Guide for
Kids and Their Families by Ronald
Juliette '68, Barbara Nypaver
Kupetz 73, and Peggy Stossel was
published through the generosity of
lUP and several other sources.
Transition: Facilitating the Post
School Adjustment of Students
with Disabilities by Edward
Levinson was published by
Caring Children Make Caring
Choices by John Worzbyt was
published jointly by the
Pennsylvania Department of
Department of Education, and the
Center for Highway Safety at lUP
Marianna Marlines "Dixit
Dom/nos" (critical edition) by
Irving Godt was released by A-R
A Point of Order, a play by Ed
Simpson, was published by
Samuel French, Inc.
ACSM Fitness Book by Madeline
Paternostro-Bayles was released
by Human Kinetics Publishing.
^k Between Talk and
^^^^^ Reconsidering the
Hl^^^^^ Conference by
3ck was ^B
•ah Stale ^
Laurel Johnson Black was
published by the Utah State
Turnstile Justice: Issues in
American Corrections, edited by
Ted Allenman, was
released by Prentice
Letters for the
Writing in a Violent
Age by Mark
published by the
National Council of
Teachers of English.
Ecofeminist Literary Criticism:
Theory. Interpretation. Pedagogy
co-edited by Patrick Murphy, was
published by University of Illinois
Press. In addition. Murphy worked
on two other books. The Literature
of Nature: An International
Sourcebook was released by
Fitzroy/Dearborn Publishing, and
English at Your Fingertips: Reader
in American Culture, which Murphy
co-edited, was released by Eihosha
The Archaic Period in
Pennsylvania: Hunter-Gatherers of
the Early and Middle Holocene
Period, co-edited by Sarah
Neuslus, was published by the
Pennsylvania Historical and
Student Guide to Government by
the People by Dorothy Palmer '57
and Mary Jane Kuffner HIrt '73
was released by Prentice Hall
Emotions of Psychopathology:
Theory and Research, co-edited by
William Flack, was published by
Oxford University Press.
Essential Quantitative Methods
by Les Oakshott was released by
Macmillan Business Publishing.
To Cheryl Hughes Jennings '85 and
Chuck Hughes, a daughter, Krislen
l.vnn, lune 1 1, 1996. To Winnie BelZ
Work '85 and Mark Work '85, a son.
Ikniamin 1 dward, Mav 29. 1996. To
David McGee '88 and Connie
SutkOWSfci McGee '87, a son, Matthew
Patrick, March 13, 1994, a son, Tyler
Joseph, Ma)' 5, 19%, and a son, Scott
R\'an, November 25, 1998. ToLonI
Limegrover Nixon '88 and Thomas
Nixon, a daughter, Heidi Grace,
December 5, 1997. To Patty Kaczynski
Scott '86 and Brad Scott, a son, Jared
Michael, April 26, 1998. To Lisa Miller
Kaveney '87 and Tom Kaveney, a
daughter, Rachel Miller, lanuary 7,
1999. To Thomas Lanni '87 and Debra
Lanni, a son, tared LauTence,
December 31, 1996. To Lisa Palamoiw
Litzinger '87 and Ke\'in Litzinger, a son,
Ke\'in .-^nthom', October 12, 1998. To
Thomas Pyo '87 and Lisa Yancosek
PyO '88, a son, Demetrius Thomas,
lanuar)' 27, 1999. To Pam Van Dyke
YuskO '87, M'89 and Ken Yusko, a
daughter, Katherine .Alexandra,
No\'ember 9, 1998. To Kelhf CarSOn
BillStone '88 and Robert Billstone,
a son, .Alexander Dale, Wnember 9,
1998. To Sldra Walker DeRose '88 and
Jeff DeRose '89, a daughter, .-Angela
.Ardis, October 29, 1998. To Irene
KalogeriS Faklis '88 and \'asile Faklis, a
son, George, December 2, 1998. To
Petrina DeNillo Florentino '88 and
Tony Florentino, a son, Daniel
Christian, December 31, 1998, a son,
Samuel Ambrose, May 10, 19%, and a
son, Jesse Mncent, February 10, 1994.
To Patricia Ryen Fortone '88 and
Patrick Fortone, a daughter, 01i\Ta
Helen, December 17, 1998. To Natalie
Musci Gore '88 and Michael Gore, nvin
daughters, .Marissa Yvonne and Siena
\irginia. .\ugust 10, 1998. To Susan
Jenkins Hynson '88 and Colin H\'nson,
a son, William Wick, September 1 8.
1998. To Terri Mariani Mikula '88 and
Jeffrev Mikula, a son, Theodore Robert,
July 1, 1998. To Stacey Kudlik O'Connor
'88 and Thomas O'Connor '89, a
daughter, Reilly Morgan, September 28,
1998. To Gretchen Giles Smajda '88
and Jim Smajda, a son, Tro>' Francis,
januar.' 8, 1999. To Jodi Anderson
Smith '88 and Da\id Smith, a daughter,
Marle\' LxTm, .\ugust 6, 1998. ToTodd
Weaver '88 and Michele Eilderton
Weaver '90, a daughter, Maya Nicole,
December 7, 1998. To George Audi '89
and Denise ,\udi, a daughter, Gabriella,
Januar.- 3 1 , 1 998. To Jeffrey Bailey '89
and Nora Bailey, a son, Brian, January
6, 1999. To John Bishop '89 and Heidi
Bishop, a son, Cameron lohn. March 3,
1998. To Pierrette Reyes Cortner '89
and Mark Cortner, a daughter, Miceala
Therese, Februarv- 9, 1999. To Kelly
Kennedy Deemer '89 and Robert
Deemer, a son, Joseph Guy, August 5,
^ucjMK)! p^e?e?cp^\p^\<:pv^ e?d?/vp)t:7 c?^ xp\^^<:yx<^^^ e>L-E>^Ti^N)
The following lUP alunini have been selected by the lUP Alumni Association Nominating
Committee for membership on tlie lUP Alumni Association Board of Directors. For the four
available board positions, these indi\iduals have been selected based on their demonstrated
service aiid commitment to tiieir alma mater, as vveO as their ongoing participation in lUP Alumni
Association activities. Please cast your vote of support for each candidate by placing an "X" in
ihe box beside each candidate's name.
O Kevin C. .4bbott '78
Humanities and Social Sciences
Thorp, Reed, & Armstrong
Volunteer Service to lUP: lUP Alumni Association
Board of Directors; Treasurer, lUP Alumni Association
Board of Directors; and member of the Pittsburgh
Corporate lUP Alumni Host Committee.
O David A. Gildea '78
Humanities and Social Sciences
Director of External Relations and Marketing
Volunteer Service to lUP: lUP Alimini Association
Board of Directors; Formed Blair County Alumni Club in
G William V. Gonda, Jr. '84
Humanities and Social Sciences
Engel Fritts Hanna & O'Neill
Advertising and Public Relations
Volunteer Service to lUP: lUP Alumni Association
Board of Directors; Vice President, lUP Alimini
Association Board of Directors; Secretary, lUP Alumni
Association Board of Directors; served as Assistant Editor
of lUP's first alumni magazine. Oak Leaves; and has
assisted with a variety of Alumni Affairs activities.
^ David S. Mawhinney '86
Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Vice President, Electronic Commerce
Volunteer Service to lUP: lUP Alumni Ambassador for
the C>)llege of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; member
of the Pittsburgli Corjjorate IIJP Alurmii Host C^ommittee.
I df) not sujj|)r)rt the individuals reconnnended for
(G membership r)n the iUP Alumni Association Board of
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
*All ballots must be postmarked no later than June 30, 1999. One
ballot per alumnus/a will be accepted as your official vote. Ballot
may be photocopied.
The nine-member Nominating Coitmiittee comprises individuals
representing various constituencies affiliated with the IUP Alumni
Association. If you are interested in serving as one of the five "alumni
at large" representatives on the Nominating Committee, you may
request an application below.
We are looking for enthusiastic alunini volunteers for the
LI Alumni Admission Recruitment Committee — assists in
recruiting outstanding potential students
□ Career Networking Committee — assists in career
networking with alumni and current students
[J IUP Alumni Association Nominating Committee
□ Legislative Advocacy Liaison Committee
In addition, you are invited to nominate an outstanding IUP
alumnus/a for the following (self-nominations are welcome):
LI IUP Alumni Association Board of Directors
□ IUP Alumni Association Distinguished Alunini Award
(representing outstanding career achievement)
LJ IUP Alumni Association Distinguished Alunini Award
for Service (representing outstanduig volunteer service
to the IUP Alumni Association and/or university)
C3 IUP Alumni Association Ambassador Award (representing
outstanding accomplishments made by young alumni
graduating from IUP within the past ten years)
G IUP Athletic Hall of Fame
Name and address of nominee
Please return your ballot and nomination form to the Office of Alumni Affairs, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Breezedale Alumni
Center, HfiO School Street, Indiana, Pennsylvania I5705-I0S6.
1998. lb Christopher Fenton '89 .ind
Kathleen Simonson Fenton '92, a >.on.
Connor I'.itiick, October ;8, 1998. To
Joanne Dusza Hervol '89, M'90 and
Ted Hervol '90, a son, Alexander
Nicliolas, lanuan- 12, 1999.ToHolly
Gemiick Hunter '89 and lames Hunter,
a daughter, 1 lale\- Hope, March 26,
1998. To Don Lehman '89 and Amy
Benjamin Lehman '90, a daughter,
.Amber 1 li/abeth, .\pnl 21, 1997. To
Debora Weaver Matz '89 and loseph
Matz, a daughter, Danielle Kathleen,
Februan,- 1, 1999. To Elizabeth
Chang Pollock '89 and Michael
Pollock, a daughter, Dana
Elizabeth, November 19, 1997.
To Cynthia Cellurale Bossart
'90 and Philip Bossart, fvWn
daughters. Heather b-nn and
Danielle Grace, .August 24, 1998
To Connie Campbell Choncek
'90 and Chris Choncek '90, a
son, Brandon loseph, .April 17,
1998. To Pamela March Curley
'90 and Scott Curley '91 , a son,
Collin Patrick, December 1,
1998. To Kelly Willis Konz '90
and Donald Konz, a daughter,
Kel.sea 1 ennon, .August 7, 1998.
To Norman Oswalt '90 .md
Ricarda McWhinney Oswalt
'90, a son, Andrew Oswalt,
October 28, 1998. To Karen Algner
Russell '90, M'95 and Jeff Russell, a
son, IXlan Michael, lanuar\-30, 1999.
To Dan Sarver '90 and Lisa Edgar
Sarver '91 , a son, Camden Daniel,
December 29, 1998. To Roger Tabler
'90 and Cassandra Wallace Tabler '92,
a son, Ethan Da\id, September 27,
1998. To Kevin Anton '91 and Alicia
Anton, a daughter, Kevynn Christina,
)anuaI^' 19, 1999. To Susan Helfrich
Dlehl '91 and Barn.- Diehl, a daughter,
Samantha Kay, December 29, 1998. To
Marie-France Reyes Londa '91 and
Mark Londa, a son, Nico, lanuar\' 28,
1999. To Melissa Mizgorski Smith '91
and Brian Smith, a son, Lucas Ia\', Ma\'
8, 1998. To Pamela Jenkins Smith '91
and Theron Smith, a son, Theron
Charles, December 3, 1996, and a
daughter, Samantha Bell, lanuary 15,
1999. To Richard Tracy '91 and Penny
Tracy, a daughter, Tiana Lee,
November 8, 1997. To Maureen
Sheehy Veverka '91 and lames
Veverka, a daughter, Allison Marie,
October 20, 1998. lo Cathi Gerhard
Williams '91, M'92 and Drew Williams
'93, a son, Robert Shelly. I lecember 7,
1998. lo John Bllcha '92 and Amy
Prosek Blicha '93, ,i daughter, Addi-son
Luin, August .i 1 . 199S. loLynn
Stancliff Grychowski '92 and
Christopher Gr)'chowski, a daughter,
Emily Grace, April 22, 1998. To Laura
Cable McFarland '92 and David
McFarland '93, a son, loci Cable.
December 22, 1998. lo CurtlS Drake
'93 and Kristen Drake, a daughter,
Alyssa Paige, August 25, 1998. To
Charlie Fleming '93 and shelli
Fleming, a daughter, Sara Hillar\-,
August 30, 1998. To Caria Manning
Manion '93 and Daniel Manion, a
daughter, Bryn Elizabeth, October 17,
1998. To Nicole Adams Berry '94 and
Dwight Beiry '95, a daughter, Megan
Elizabeth, lanuarv- 14, 1999. ToLori
Ruth Garvey '80 to 1 jrn' Nix, October
3, I99.S Janice Bianchi '82 to Charles
Frederickson M'91 , Ni .\ ember 2 1 ,
1998. Priscilla Cipollini 'S3 to Paul
Mistretta, lune 7, 1998. Carolyn Bucher
"87 lo Royal Gearhart, Ma> 23, 1998.
Christine Fumioso '87 to Andrew
Emmerling, October 3, 1998. Donlta
Bums '88 to Ste\e diet, April 1 1, 1998.
Patricia Ryen '88 to Patrick Fortonc,
luK- 12,1 998. Amy Young '88 to Tim
Teklinsk), September 1 1, 194,s.
Elizabeth Chang '89 to Michael
Pollock, August 20, 1997. Karen Maurer
'89 to Michael Stone, August 22, 1998.
Tom Beveridge '90 to Ann
McDermott, No\ember 4, 1995. Susan
Porter '90 to .Allen Young, luly 31,
1998. Bethany George '91 to Larry
Price, .August 24, 1998. Dan Francis
Deeply distinguished: Last fall, the Harrisburg Alumni Chapter presented
eight Distinguished Alumni Awards of its own to several of its members.
Among those present for the dinner event were, left to right, award
winners Dan Accurti 71, William Cornell '47, Karen Kelly Deklinski '79,
and Clyde McGeary '54, Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Joan Fisher, award winners William Snyder '58, Carl Hisiro '76, and
State System Chancellor lames McCormick '59, and Janet Goebel,
director of the university's Robert E. Cook Honors College. Also receiving
awards hut not pictured were Mark Holman '79 and Duane Smith '56.
MentCh Clapper '95 and Greg Clapper,
a son, lacob Michael, August 7, 1998. To
Suzanne Foss Shaeffer '97 and Steven
Shaelier, a daughter, Katherine Lauren,
September 15, 1998.
Dennis Beer '71 to Deborah Crissman,
lune 13,1 998. Mark Munson '78 to
Paula Maidlo^v, June 23, 1998.
'91 to Michelle Geer '92, luly 1 1, 1998.
Lori Rudzinski '91 to Timothy
.Ackerman, August 29, 1998. Maureen
Boone '92 to John McGurk '94,
lanuan 2, 1999 Michele Davison '92
to leffrey Thomas, Februar)' 15, 1998.
Angela Douglas '92 to .Aric Rowland,
September 20, 1997. Charles Geraci
'92 to lanette Diaz, August 29, 1998.
Pamela Ann Gilbert '92 to Eugene
Schang, October 3, 1998. Christina
Belgle '93 to lohn .McKeever, luly 18,
1998. Danielle Dolence '93 to
Christian Amey, December 15,1 998.
Curtis Drake '93 to Kristen Henry,
September 20, 1997. Jeffrey Ellas "93 to
Rebecca Thomas '93, May M). 1998.
Dana Letzter '93 to Vaniv Lugassy,
i ebruar. 27, 1999. Galen Mack "93 to
Laurcne Nuttridge, November 8, 1997.
Mari Wirth '93 to lohn Bartcz^ik,
October 10, 1998. Scott Bauer '94 to
Regina Schwerer '95, October 24, 1998.
Lisa Orris '94 to William Keister, lulv 11,
N9.S Jason Pfeifer '94 to Michelle
Sunderlin '97, October lo, 1998. Karen
Weirback '94 to Duane txisncr, August
29, 1 99S Brian Hess '95 to Kimberty
Mountain '98, .\i.iv M). 1998. Julie
Paskalik '95, M'96 to Peter Ringw<xxi,
septmber 26, 1998. Allison Kunka '96 to
Enc Hanusey, luly 18, 1998. Rayna
Robertson '97 to Michael Kuhns,
September 1 2, 1 998. Jennifer Ganter '98
to Edward Rose, November 14, 1998.
1920: Eleanor Singiser
1926: Louise Kepple Hamilton.
Man- Fulton Fowler
1931: EldaMcCurdy Steele.
1934: Dorothy Mae
1944: Dora Bums Edwards.
1947: Eugene Zerfoss
1950: lames Updegraflf.
1957: Charles Broker, Florence
1958: Norma Peden Gras
1965: Linda Oakes Donovan
1976: Phillip Boos.
1979: Robert Kenney
Bartiara Clager, an IV? senior, died
Januar,- 22, 1999.
Timothy Creamer, a biochemistn' major
at lUR died lanuary 11,1999.
diaries Leach, a former university
administrator and a pioneer board
member of the Foundation for lUP, died
November 12, 1998.
Chancy Rawleigh, a sociology professor
at ILT for twenty-sbc years, died
December 14, 1998.
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The 1998-99 lUP women s basketball team arrived
early, then stayed late-at the Big Dance, of all places.
ieff; Team scoring
leader Sly Mcintosh, a
senior from Bridgeport,
Conn., Is a master of ttie
slam dunk and an All-
PSAC West first-team
fl/ffW; Senior Terrence
FItzpatrick from Easton
was second in team
scoring and an All-PSAC
oach Sandy Thomas never figured on receiving
an invitation, at least not this year. She en%i-
sioned a possible run at the NCAA Division II
tournament next season, but her Indians
jumped the gun. And once at the Dance, they
refused to leave.
lUP advanced all the way to the national
quarterfinals before Northern Kentucky finally
ushered the underdogs out the door,
75-67. The Indians finished
with a 26-6 record, by far the best in school histor)'.
A team many considered too young to survive in the
cutthroat Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference-IUP
started three sophomores-played until March 17, later
than all but four teams in America.
"We thought maybe we were a year away," said
Thomas, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association
Division II District 2 and PSAC Western Division Coach
of the Year. "When Bo [Kuntz, her assistant] and I sit
down at the beginning of e\er\' year, we make predic-
tions. We believe as a coaching staff that your philoso-
ph)' should be to tr)' and win at least four or five more
games than the year before. That's really building a pro-
gram the way it should be built. We won fifteen games
last year, so we were sa)ing. Well, nineteen wins, twent)'
wins, maybe. I don't think we ever dreamt of winning
A nightmare is what lUP opponents of either gender
faced on the court during the winter of 1998-99. The
men finished 22-5, gi\ing the university a one-two
punch few schools in the land could rival. Consider
"The combined forr\-eight \ictories set an lUP record
and ranked as the fourth-best total in Di\ision II.
'Both teams were nationally ranked at times this sea-
son, a first at lUP. The men climbed as high as No. 18
in the Division II poll.
*The women reeled off eleven consecutive wins, the
That's the frustrating thing," said men's coach Gary
Edwards, "that a good season was so close to being a great
season. A breal( here, a breal( there, and maybe you're
lool<ing at no losses. Of the give games we lost, if we just
win two-pick any of them-then we're in the NCAAs."
Beth McDonald, a
The pieces of the
puzzle fell neatly
Into place for the
lUP women, who
captured the PSAC
West crown for the
first time since
1984, reached the
PSAC title game for
the first time in
eleven years, and
gleefully cut down
the Memorial Field
House nets after
wrapping up the
East Region title for
the first time ever.
longest streak in the program's history, before falling 92-85 to
Shippensburg in the PSAC championship game. The men won
fourteen in a row, the fourth-longest streak in school history.
Alas, the streak coach Gary Edwards will recall most was a
two-game slide to close the season. Heartbreaking losses to
Cahfornia (89-88) and Edinboro (63-61) eliminated lUP
from contention for an NCAA berth.
"I think the thing that kind of skews the \aew of this year is
how it ended," Edwards said. "We had a good, solid season, but
it didn't end the way we wanted it to end. We had positioned
ourselves to get at least an at-large bid, but those last two losses
were crucial and ultimately knocked us out of the running."
The women, meanwhile, were not only extended an
NCAA invitation; they kicked up their heels at the Big Dance,
posting the first tournament x-ictories in school history. The
Indians bumped off Millersville and defending champion
Shippensburg-avenging the previous week's setback-to cap-
ture the East Region title at Memorial Field House and
punch their ticket to the Elite Eight in Pine Bluff, Ark. It was
as much uncharted territor>' for an lUP women's team as the
western United States was for Lewis and Clark.
"As a coach, you always dream about going to an Elite
Eight," said Thomas. "But you also realize how really hard
that is to do. There are a lot of coaches who have been
around a lot of years who haven't reached the Elite Eight, so
you know it's a ver)' difficult thing to do. That's a goal you
present to your team, but sometimes in the back of your
mind you sort of wonder, wow, will this ever happen?"
Edwards can relate. Led by senior guard Sly Mcintosh
(16.0 points per game) and senior fonvard Terrence Fitz-
patrick (15.1)-both All-PSAC West first-team selections-the
Indians were riding high at 22-3, the sixth-highest win total
Melissa McGIII (foreground) is a junior from Joliet, Mont. In the
background is Megan Woodall, a sophomore from Indiana, Pa
in the program's history, and poised for a run at the
NCAAs. But their hopes were dashed when California
and Edinboro won successive cliffhangers, leaving lUP
with five defeats-by a total of twelve points.
"That's the frustrating thing, that a good season was
so close to being a great season," Edwards said. "A break
here, a break there, and maybe you're looking at no
losses. Of the five games we lost, if we just win two-pick
any of them-then we're in the NCAAs."
In contrast, the pieces of the puzzle fell neatly into
place for the lUP women, who wiped out opponents and
school records alike. The Indians captured the PSAC
West crown for the first time since 1984, reached the
PSAC title game for the first time in eleven years, and
gleefully cut down the Memorial Field House nets after
wrapping up the East Region title for the first time ever.
What spinach is to Popeye, depth and scoring balance
were to lUP; Seven players averaged between 11.4 and
7.3 points a game, led by sophomore fonvard Beth
McDonald. The Indians also featured a maniacal work
ethic, a sense of togetherness the Waltons would've
envied, the kind of astute play expected of a team that
last year sported an aggregate 3.419 grade-point average,
and outstanding senior leadership by guards Theresa
Kabala and Molly Carr, the East Region MVP and a first-
team All-PSAC West selection along with junior forward
Thomas suspected this might be a landmark season
even before the first shot was launched. She saw omens,
not in tea leaves or a crystal ball, but in the way her play-
ers charged up a ski slope. What better metaphor for a
team that ultimately reached unprecedented heights?
"On Fridays during preseason conditioning, we run
what's called The Hill out at the College Lodge," Thomas
said. "You've got to be mentally tough. You get about
halfway up and your legs are absolutely dead, but you
have to keep going. When I saw my kids literally con-
quer that hill every Friday-and it's tough to conquer-I
knew that we had a special team."
An elite team, as it turned out. One that would arrive
early-and stay late. "1^
' hen it comes to scar)',
Norman Bates has
nothing on football
coach Al Thomas '64.
Or, more accurately, his
defense. WTien the Western Mary-
land College defensive coordina-
tor unleashes the Green Terror,
opponents topically respond Hke
Don Knotts in The Ghost and Mr.
Chickeih Small wonder Western
Maryland is coming off back-to-
back 10-1 seasons and successive
appearances in the NCAA Divi-
sion III playoffs, uncharted terri-
tor>' before his arrival in 1 996. "I
don't want to sound like I
invented something here," said
Thomas, who earned a spot in the
Man'land State Football Coaches
As,sociation Hail of Fame after
directing two two different Mary-
land high schools to seven state
championships. "We put in a new
defensive scheme, got involved in
recruiting, got lucky, and turned
things around real quick. Western
Maryland hadn't, in the last
twenty or thirty years, had much
success." Now the Green Terror
lives up to its name. Last season
Western Maryland ranked sixth
nationally in passing defense, sev-
enth in scoring defense, eighth in
total defense, and fifteenth in
rushing defense. The year before,
Thomas was named Defensive
Coordinator of the Year by Amer-
ican Football Quarterly, a nod to
his impact on the program. "We
wouldn't be where we are without
him," said head coach Tim Keat-
ing. "It's incredible what we've
accomplished on that side of the
ball. It really helps when your
opponents are scoring less than
ten points a game." Or when
they're running scared.
Elizabeth (Bea) Zicha 78 was
named the Ohio Athletic Confer-
ence Coach of the Year in volley-
ball after leading Muskingum
College to a 30-6 record, the OAC
championship, and a berth in the
NCAA Division III quarterfinals.
Zicha was later selected as the
Division III Great Lakes Region
Coach of the Year by the
Tachikara/ American Volleyball
Coaches Association. She has
compiled a 380- 1 56 record in
thirteen seasons at Muskingum.
"I've been very lucky here," said
Zicha, whose Muskies have made
five trips to the NCAAs during her
tenure. "I get kids who are pretty
talented but who are still willing
to work hard to get better."
The lUP football squad was
voted the ECAC Division II Team
of the Year following a 10-2 sea-
son marred only by a last-play 27-
2 1 setback at Slippery Rock and a
heartbreaking 9-6 playoff loss to
Shepherd. The Indians have cap-
tured Team of the Year honors
seven times since Frank
Cignetti '60 accepted the head
coaching reins in 1986.
Two of Cignetti's premier per-
formers last fall, cornerback
Barry Threats and offensive tackle
Blaine Mensch, wrapped up their
senior seasons by appearing in the
sixth annual Snow Bowl, the
Division II all-star game, which
took place lanuary 9 at the Far-
goDome in Fargo, N.D. "1 didn't
know anything like this existed,"
said Threats when the invitations
were extended. "I thought my
career was over." lUP was previ-
ously represented by tailback
Michael Mann f 1994), kicker
Michael Geary ( 1994), defensive
end Mike Callahan (1995), guard
By Bob Fulton
Chris Villarrial (1996), defensive
end Mike Marshall (1997), and
linebacker Rusty Arrington
(1997). Split end Lewis HickS was
selected for the 1998 game but
declined when the NCAA granted
him an additional year of
The Golf Coaches Association
of America named Fred Joseph
the Division II District 2 Coach of
the Year for 1997-98 after he led
lUP to a second consecutive
Pennsylvania State Athletic Con-
ference championship, runner-up
honors in the region, and a six-
teenth-place finish at the NCAA
Division II tournament. "I'm
flattered," Joseph said. "They
gave out six awards,
and I was just lucky enough to get
Seniors Kerri Mcintyre and
Brendan Buckley were accorded
berths on the All-PSAC cross
country team. Mcintyre capped
her career by finishing eighth at
the NCAA Division II meet, good
for All-America honors.
Mel Hankinson '65, who
labored through a tortuous
first season as head basketball
coach at Division I Liberty Uni-
versity-the Flames were 4-21 as
lUP Magazine went to press — is
banking on an infusion of talent
to right his listing program. Han-
kinson, widely acknowledged as
an unrivaled recruiter, landed so
many blue-chippers that Joe But-
ler of Metro Index maga/'me rated
his signing class "among the top
twenty-five in the nation."
The lengthy list of lUP alumni
currently employed by NFL teams
that appeared in the Fall edition
of lUR Magazine is actually
longer. Overlooked were Indi-
anapolis ( 'oils .scout
Mike Butler '83 and Washington
Mark Francis '88.
The IL'P women's swimming
team, led by first-year head coach
Matt Tallman, finished its regular
season with a 10-0 record and was
ranked fifth among Division II
programs at press time. Individu-
ally, senior Rachel Slade ranked
first nationally in the 200 butterfly
and third in the 200 backstroke
and freshman Petra Adamkova
ranked second in the 50 freestyle
and fifth in the 100 free.
Former I UP football coach
Chuck Mills (1962-63) received
the Ail-American Football Foun-
dation's Lifetime Achievement
Award during the annual Ban-
quet of Champions December 3
at Princeton, N.l. "It ju,st goes to
show, if you're lucky and you
hang around long enough, some-
thing good will happen," cracked
Mills, athletic director at the
Coast Ciuard Academy.
Readers of lUP Magazine
(Spring, 1998) will recall that
something good happened in
1997 when Mills dusted off'his
whistle, came out of retirement
as a coach, and led the Bears to a
9-2 record and an NCAA Divi-
sion III playoff berth.
By Bob Fulton
Ed Matko and his teammates figured they'd launched a
golf program hack in 1948. What they really launched was
a winning tradition.
Consider that lUP has qualified for more national
tournaments than any NCAA Division II school
but Florida Southern; has finished in the top ten
on twenty-one occasions; has celebrated both
team and individual national championships;
and has produced twenty-four different All-
Americans, including four-time honoree Kent
The program has known success ft'om the very outset;
lUP defeated St. Francis College 1 1-7 in its debut match on
May 6, 1948.
"We were the pioneers of the sport," says Matko, a
retired teacher who captured a pair of Pennsylvania State
Athletic Conference titles and led lUP to the first of its
eighteen PSAC team championships in 1949. "George
Miller, who was the dean of everything in sports at
Indiana State Teachers College when I was there,
organized the first team and was our first coach."
Matko, once a teammate of Arnold Palmer's at Latrobe
High School, was joined by current Pennsylvania State Sen-
ator (and lUP Trustee) Pat Stapleton, long-time Indiana
businessman Hal Widdowson, Don Groomes, Bill Dick-
son, Tod Dravis, Walt Bricker, Harry Startzell, and Bernie
Ganley, who would exert far greater influence on the pro-
gram as a coach.
Under Ganley (1962-69), lUP forged a national repu-
tation in golf He upgraded the schedule, pitting lUP
against the likes of Penn State, West Virginia, Pitts-
burgh, Notre Dame, Rutgers, Yale, Penn, Army, and
Navy. He inaugurated the annual lUP Invitational,
which attracts some of the best teams in the East. And he
began the school's almost uninterrupted run of national
tournament appearances, highlighted by an NAIA
crown in 1968.
"Bernie built up a strong program and started a tradi-
tion," says Rick Hrip, the individual champion that year.
"It's just kept going. It's become like Notre Dame in
football or Duke or North Carolina in basketball."
A dynasty, in other words. Fact is, lUP fails to qualify
for the NCAA Division II tournament about as often as
Mr. Rogers throws a tantrum. The Indians have made
thirty-seven national appearances all told.
"A lot of schools will have a good team one year and
maybe another good team a couple years later," says
former coach Ed Sloniger (1970-86). "Well, we were
going to nationals every year. That's the telling sign of
Ganley envisioned regular postseason appearances
when he succeeded Miller. lUP had long dominated area
schools; the new coach fixed his sights on larger prey, in
effect raising the bar.
"I respected George Miller a lot, but golf wasn't in the
"At the Penn tournament one year a player from Rutgers or Yale asked
me, 'Where is Indiana, Pennsylvania?' " Ganley recalls. "I told him, 'If
you don't know where it is now, you'll know after the tournament.' "
Golf coach Fred Joseph, center, with two ot thecurrent cropNpf team
stars. Jimmy Maack, (eft, is a four-year varsity player afld)|a$emie
All-Ameriean. A senior majoring in Management, he is froin .^
Pottstown. Milce Drexler. right, from Ifarmonsburg. is also an
Academic All-American and a senior majering in (Management. He
has been a »aTSity playeT for three years.'
limelight when he coached," Ganley said. "I made my
mind up that I was going to get a team that could win an
NAIA championship. That was my objective."
Mission accomplished. In 1968, Hrip, Rick Worsham,
Terry Eisenhute, Dave Prosser, and Mike Arnold-several
of whom had spurned Division I offers in favor of Gan-
ley's budding small-college powerhouse-ran away with
the team title by a whopping thirty strokes. Hrip led
lUP's blistering charge, Worsham placed third overall,
and Eisenhute finished fourth.
"We came out of the box real strong and never looked
back," recalls Hrip, a regulatory manager with Sprint in
Kansas City, Mo. "Everything just clicked. I remember I
shot a 74 the final round, and I got razzed for it. You
play five golfers, but only the top four scores each day
count — they toss out the highest one. Well, I won the
individual championship but it was my score that got
tossed that day."
lUP placed in the NAIA top ten all four years Hrip
played. But the Indians really made their reputation
humbling Division I opponents, many of whom scoffed
at Cianley's ambitious upstarts-at least until the scores
"At the Penn tournament one year a player from Rut-
gers or Yale asked me, 'Where is Indiana, Pennsylvania?'
Ganley recalls. "I told him, 'If you don't know where it is
now, you'll know after the tournament.' And we won it."
lUP's recognition factor soared when the Indians
competed in four consecutive NCAA Division I tourna-
ments (1967-70), especially after they finished fifteenth
in 1969. Following the debut of a Division II tourna-
ment in 1972, the school still maintained a presence at
the Division I event through individual qualifiers.
"Back then, if you finished in the top four or five in
the Division II tournament, you were invited to partici-
pate in the Division I tournament," says two-time All-
American Ron Milanovich, the pro at St. Jude Golf Club
in Chicora. "Between Division I, Division II, and the
NAIA, I played in ten national tournments. I don't think
that record will ever be broken."
lUP golfers still relish the prospect of competing
against — and thrashing — Division I foes. For example,
at least year's sixteen-team Bucknell Invitational, the
Indians stood alone as a Division II entrant. When the
final putt dropped, they stood alone in first place.
"We outdistanced the field easily-won by twenty-one
strokes, shot a record score," says seventh-year coach Fred
Joseph. "They told me they weren't going to invite us
back. I think they were kidding."
lUP's success against big-time opponents is truly phe-
nomenal, given the gulf that separates Division I and
Division II. Major schools have full-time head coaches;
Joseph must divide his time between golf and his duties
as the university's director of Financial Aid. Major
schools have assistant coaches; loseph does not. Major
schools ofter full scholarships, receive corporate sup-
port, even fly to selected matches.
lUP? "We're like an elementary school compared to
some of these programs," says Joseph. The disparity is
especially pronounced in terms of funding. Little has
changed since 1972, when lUP was invited to participate
in a tournament at Scotland's hallowed St. Andrew's.
"We sold a lot of hoagies in the dorms that winter to
finance our trip," Milanovich recalls. The program still
operates on a shoestring budget, and donations through
the Foundation for lUP are welcome.
"I try to raise some money for scholarships, but there's
really very little," says Joseph. "When you give somebody
a scholarship, it might be like book money or something.
It doesn't pay their cost to attend, I know that."
And yet prospects pound on his door for the oppor-
tunity to join the program, drawn by a winning tradi-
tion, a big-time schedule, a home course (Indiana
Country Club) that ranks among the finest in the East.
Joseph doesn't seek out recruits so much as they seek
out I UP.
"Every year, depending on graduation, I have two to
four openings for players," he says. "I'll bet I get fifty to
seventy applicants, high school kids interested in com-
ing here. They know we're a good program and they
want to be part of it."
They want to continue the winning tradition that lx\
Matko and his teammates established that day in 1948,
when the foundation was laid for a golf dynasty.
"I'm very proud of the fact that we started it all," says
Matko. "There's a feeling of personal gratification in
that. By golly, we made history." "^
so much as
they seek out
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ALUMNI Reunion Weekend (Classes of 1949, 1954, 1959)
The cast of Hairin Waller Hall's scene shop before their
Volkswagen bus was painted In psychedelic fashion.
The musical, a production of the university's College of Fine
Arts, played In February to sold-out audiences.