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Doiuj '68 and Ditwn Keiper 
announce major gift 

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att Miller '08 crowm 
national champion 




Lycoming College Board of Trustees 

Arthur A. Haberberger '59 


Reading, Pa. 

Peter R. Lynn "69 

(Vice Chairman) 

Naples, Fla. 

DaleN. Krapf67 


West Chester, Pa. 

Ann S. Pepperman 

(Assistant Secretary) 

Montoursville, Pa. 

Marshall D. Welch III 

(Assistant Secretary) 

Cogan Station, Pa. 

Dr. Brenda P. Alston-Mills '66 

East Lansing, Mich. 

David R. Bahl 

Williamsport, Pa. 

Hon. Marie White Bell '58 

Burlington, N.J. 

Dr. Robert L. Bender "59 

Champaign, III. 

John R. Biggar '66 

Center Valley, Pa. 

Melvin H. Campbell Jr. '70 

York, Pa. 

Jay W. Cleveland Sr. 

Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Jay W. Cleveland Jr. '88 

Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Dr. James E. Douthat 

Williamsport, Pa. 

Dr. William E. Evans '72 

Duxbury, Mass. 

Donald E. Eailor '68 

Mechanicsburg, Pa. 

D. Mark Fultz 

Pittsford, N.Y. 

David D. Gathman '69 

Lake Mary, Fla 

Nancy J. Gieniec '59 

Lancaster. Pa. 

Daniel R. Hawbaker 

Port Matilda, Pa. 

Michael J. Hayes '63 

Saddle River, N.J. 

Bishop Neil L. Irons 

Mechanicsburg, Pa. 

Daniel R. Langdon '73 

Wyomissing, Pa. 

David B. Lee '61 

State College, Pa. 

Dr. Robert G. Little '63 

Harrisburg, Pa. 

Carolyn-Kay M. Lundy '63 

Williamsport, Pa. 

D. Stephen Martz '64 

Hollidaysburg, Pa. 

Richard D. Mase '62 

Montoursville, Pa. 

Nanci D. Morris '78 

Chatham, N.J. 

James G. Scott '70 

Morris Plains, N.J. 

Dr. Robert L. Shangraw '58 

(Chairman Emeritus) 

Williamsport, Pa. 

Hugh H. Sides '60 

Williamsport, Pa. 

Stanley W. Sloter '80 

Bethesda, Md. 

Hon. Clinton W. Smith '55 

Montoursville, Pa. 

Cheryl Spencer '70 

Deerheld, 111. 

John S. Trogner Jr. '68 

Lemoyne, Pa. 

Diane D. Woosnam '73 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Dr. Dennis G. Youshaw '61 

Altoona, Pa. 

David Y. Brouse '47 
Montoursville, Pa. 
Richard W. DeWald '61 
Montoursville, Pa. 
Dr. Samuel H. Evert '34 
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 

Dr. Daniel G. Fultz '57 

Mendon, N.Y. 

Harold D. Hershberger Jr. '51 

Williamsport, Pa. 

Rev. Dr. Kenrick R. Khan '57 

Penney Farms, Fla. 

Margaret D. L'Heureux 

Williamsport, Pa. 

Dr. William Pickelner 

Williamsport, Pa. 

Dr. Harold H. Shreckengast Jr. '50 

(Chairman Emeritus) 

Jenkintown, Pa. 

Charles D. Springman '59 

Williamsport, Pa. 

Rev. Dr. Wallace Stettler 

Dallas, Pa. 

Phyllis L. Yasui 

Montoursville, Pa. 


Dr. James E. Douthat 


Dr. Sue S. Gaylor 

Vice President for Planning 

Dr. Thomas A. Griffiths 

Provost and Dean of the College 

Lynn E. Jackson 

Vice President for College 


Dr. Daniel P. Miller 

Dean of Student Affairs 

James D. Spencer 

Vice President of Admissions 

and Financial Aid 

Dr. Stephen R. Storck 

Vice President and Treasurer 

Lycoming College 
lission Stateme 

The mission of 
Lycoming College is to 
provide a distinguished 
baccalaureate education 
in the liberal arts. This 
is achieved within a 
coeducational, supportive, 
residential setting through 
programs that develop 
communication and 
critical thinking skills; 
foster self-awareness 
while increasing recept- 
ivity to new concepts and 
perspectives; explore 
literary and scientific 
traditions; cultivate an 
aesthetic sensibility; elicit 
social responsibility; 
promote racial inclusive- 
ness, gender equality, 
and an appreciation of 
cultural diversity; and 
produce leadership for 
the institutions of society. 
Each student is encour- 
aged to develop and 
strengthen virtues and 
traits of character that 
enable, ennoble, and 
emancipate the human 
spirit while deepening 
commitment to those 
values that undergird 



Jerry Rashid 

Director of College Relations 

Murray Hanford 

Publications Manager 

Jon Holtz 

Sports Information Director 

Sandy Jansson 

College Relations Coordinator 

Melanie Harris Taormina '94 

Director of Alumni Relations 


Jackie Bounds 

Sarah Feaster '09 

Dr. Jonathan Williamson 

Ashley Wislock '09 

Class Notes 

Terri Brewer, Sandy Jansson, 
Rachel Barnes '08, Lisa Steuer '08 


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Giving back to the future 

Doug '68 and Dawn Keiper establish a bequest endow- 
ment to enhance the future of Warrior athletics and the 
department of education. 

Fun, food and fantasy 

Get an inside look at Knoebels Amusement Park 
through the eyes of co-owner Ron Knoebel '65. 

Building a better community 

Karen Lyons '99 is committed to making life better for 
those in need. 


Professor Dr. Susan Ross and Dr. Michael Musheno "69 
co-author a book that examines the lives of military 
reservists deployed during the declared war on terror. 

National champion 

Senior wrestler Matt Miller brings home an NCAA 
Division III national title. 


Around the Quad 

Warrior Athletics 
Alumni New S 
Class Notes 

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Faculty and staff 
members receive 
awards at Honors 

Three Lycoming 
College faculty and staff 
members were honored with 
teaching and service awards at Honors 
Convocation on April 13. The awards are 
given to faculty and staff members on the basis 
of their dedication and service to the College 

Dr. Sascha Feinstein received the 2008 
Constance Cupp Plankenhorn Alumni Award 
for Faculty Excellence. Feinstein is a professor 
of English who has been at Lycoming since 
1995. He is an author, editor and poet, whose 
individual poems have appeared in a variety 
of publications. Recently, Feinstein published 
"Ask Me Now: Conversations on Jazz & Lit- 
erature." which is a compilation of interviews 
on jazz and literature with some of America's 
most important artists and writers from the 
biannual journal "Brilliant Corners," of which Feinstein is 
editor. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of 
Rochester, and a master's and Ph.D. from Indiana University 

Dr. Jeremy Ramsey 
is the r ecipient of the 
2008 Junior Faculty 
Teaching Award for 
excellence in teaching. 
Ramsey is an assistant 
professor of chemistry 
who has been at 
Lycoming since 2005. 
His main area of re- 
search involves analyti- 
cal chemistry. Ramsey 
earned a bachelor's 
degree at Clarion Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania 
and a master's and 

The Chieftain Award 

is the highest honor 

given to a graduating 

senior and recognizes 

the student who has 

shown the utmost 

dedication and 
leadership qualities 
while at Lycoming. 

ing the completion of his 
doctorate, Ramsey spent a 
year working as a postdoc- 
toral fellow at Oak Ridge 
National Laboratory, in 
Oak Ridge, Tenn. 
Donna Weaver received the 
Makisu Award, which the student 
body presents to a faculty or staff member for 
extraordinary service and dedication. Weaver 
is the administrative assistant for the College's 
office of student programs and leadership devel- 
opment. She supervises the student employees 
of the office and plays a key role in providing 
guidance and assistance in all functions of the 

Ph.D. from Ohio State 

University. Follow- Dean Griffiths. Dr. Jeremy Ramsey. President Donthat and Dr. Sascha Feinstein 

Francavilla wins Chieftain Award 

Alfonso John Francavilla of Vernon, N.J., 
was presented with Lycoming College's Chief- 
tain Award during Honors Convocation. The 
award is the highest honor given to a graduat- 
ing senior and recognizes the student who has 
shown the utmost dedication and leadership 
qualities while at Lycoming and whose "academic rank is above 
the median of the preceding senior class." 

Francavilla is a biology major who has dedicated himself to 
serving the College community both in and out of the classroom. 

He is the president of 
the Student Senate, 
a member of several 
college governance 
committees, a member 
of the alcohol coalition 
and the Campus Ac- 
tivities Board concert 
publicity chairman, to 
list a few of his campus 
activities. Francavilla 
is also a member of 
the Tri-Beta biological 
honor society, a senior 
student technician for 
the information tech- 
nology services 


ment, a 
ment lab 
and a 
of the 
IRUSKA AJ Francavffla 

honor society. 

In the fall, Francavilla 
plans to attend Drexel Uni- 
versity to pursue a master's 
degree in environmental 

College marketing 
materials earn 
national awards 

The Lycoming College 
Office of College Relations 
received three awards during 
the 23rd annual Admissions 

marketing publication for 
higher education. 

Lycoming was recognized 
with the following honors: 
gold award for total public 
relations program, which 
includes overall publica- 
tions; silver award for total 
recruitment publications; and 
bronze award for its annual 
fund flash in the new media 
category. Lycoming won the 
awards in competition with 
colleges with fewer than 
2,000 students. 

The material was de- 
signed by Murray Hanford 
of Hughesville, Lycom- 
ing's publications manager. 
Hanford, who has been at the 
College since 1991. has re- 
ceived more than 45 awards 
for excellence in publications 
and new media pieces. 

The Admissions Advertis- 
ing Awards is the largest edu- 

cational advertising awards 
competition in the nation. 
This year, more than 2,000 
entries were received from 
more than 1,000 colleges, 
universities and secondary 
schools from all 50 states and 
several foreign countries. 

Kline promoted to 
director of major 

Lycoming's Office of Col- 
lege Advancement announces 
the promotion of Loni Kline 
to director 
of major 
gifts. She 
into this 
new role 
after serv- 
ing as the 
of annual L °» iKli » e 
giving. Prior to her work at 
Lycoming, Kline served in 
development roles at Juniata 
College and Affinity Con- 

As director of major gifts, 
Kline will be responsible for 
the cultivation, solicitation 
and stewardship of alumni 
and friends of the College. 
She will also coordinate proj- 
ects related to scholarships 
and major gift programs. 

Kline, a native of Middle- 
burg, Pa., earned a bachelor's 
degree from Juniata College 
and a master's degree from 
the University of Phoenix. 

Hudak named 
director of safety 
and security 

Michael Hudak Jr., has 
been named director of safety 
and security at Lycoming 
College, according to an 
announcement by Dr. Dan 
Miller, Lycoming's dean of 
student affairs. Hudak was 
selected following a national 
search that generated more 
than 70 applicants. He began 
his new position in February. 

Hudak brings more than 
30 years of experience to the 

College. In his new position, 
he is responsible for the ef- 
fective and sensitive admin- 
istration of the College's 
security, accident prevention 
and fire safety programs. 
Hudak presently teaches an 
introduction to criminal jus- 
tice course at Lycoming. 

Most recently. Hudak 
served as director of public 
safety for the city of Wil- 
liamsport, where he was 
sible for 
ing the 
city's po- 
lice, fire 
and codes 
ment, zoning and all aspects 
of public safety. 

Hudak's experience also 
includes more than 30 years 
with the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation. From 2001-06, 
he was the supervisory senior 
resident agent for William- 
sport and State College. 
He was responsible for the 
management and operation 
of two regional FBI offices 
in central and north central 
Pennsylvania, which encom- 
passed a 17-county area, the 
largest geographical territory 
managed within the Philadel- 
phia Division of the FBI. 

From 1976-2001, Hudak 
was an FBI special agent 
accountant, which included 

Mike Hmlak Jr. 

conducting all aspects of 
criminal investigation and in- 
telligence gathering. Flis field 
assignments included St. 
Louis, Minneapolis/St. Paul, 
New York and Philadelphia. 
Hudak, a native of Mount 
Pleasant, Pa., earned a bach- 
elor's degree from Indiana 
University of Pennsylvania 
in 1975. He has also com- 
pleted a variety of training 
and leadership programs 
through the FBI. 

Lycoming students 
win awards in 
business competition 

Three students from 
Lycoming College were prize 
winners in the third annual 
Quad College and University 
Business Plan Challenge. 
The challenge winners were 
announced after formal 
project presentations, which 
were given April 1 7 at the 
Community Theatre League 
in downtown Williamsport. 

Piotr Bakker, an exchange 
student from Westminster 
University in London, placed 
second for his business plan 
titled, "Integrain Technol- 
ogy." The team of Sarah 
Foster and Jessyca Robinson 
took third prize for their 
business plan, titled "Game 
on Lounge." Bakker was 
awarded $5,000 in recogni- 
tion of his win. while Foster 
and Robinson won a S2.500 
cash prize. 

The Quad College and 
University Business Plan 

From left Dr Bonita Kolb, Jessyca Robinson 09, Sarah Eslelle Fosli 
Dean Griffiths, Piotr Bakker and Dr Mehrdad Vfadresehee 

Stay current with Lycoming www lycoming edu 

iiallenge is a competition 
for students at Lycoming 
College, Mansfield Univer- 
sity, Lock Haven University 
and Pennsylvania College of 
Technology. Sponsored by 
the Williamsport/Lycoming 
Keystone Innovation Zone, 
the contest has three stages: 
the concept stage, the busi- 
ness plan formulation stage 
and the finals, or the formal 
business presentations. This 
year, eight teams made it to 
the finals; six of those teams 
were from Lycoming. 

Lycoming's Institute for 
Management Studies, under 
the direction of Dr. Mehrdad 
Madresehee, professor of 
economics, coordinated the 
students" involvement in the 

Brent Hiie '09 mid Dr. Peter Petokas 

Student presentation 
wins award at Pa. 
Chapter of the 
Wildlife Society 

Four representatives 
from the Lycoming College 
Biology Department attended 
the Pennsylvania Chapter of 
the Wildlife Society annual 
meetings held March 22, 
in State College, Pa. Junior 
Brent Hile's presentation 
of "External Physical 
Characteristics and Health 
Condition of Eastern 
Hellbenders," was named the 
Best Undergraduate Research 

Hile's research was 
conducted under the super- 
vision of Dr. Peter Petokas, 
a research associate in the 
College's Clean Water 
Institute. Joining Hile and 
Petokas at the meetings were 

Dr. Dave Broussard, assistant 
professor of biology, and 
sophomore Mitchell LeSage. 

Clean Water Institute 
of Lycoming College 
awarded grant for 
process testing 

The Clean Water Insti- 
tute of Lycoming College 
has received a $5,000 grant 
from the IMC/Keystone 
Innovation Zone Center for 
Business and Workforce 

Development to work with 
Cromaglass Corporation of 
Williamsport, which 
manufactures a 
variety of waste 
water treatment 
systems. The in- 
stitute, which is 
headed by Dr. 
Mel Zimmer- 
man, a professor 
of biology at the 
College, will help 
Cromaglass test the effec- 

tiveness of a new process 
designed to improve nitrogen 
and sediment removal 
from water. The 
grant will be used 
to fund supplies 
for the project, 
as well as allow 
for a student in- 
tern to work on 
the project during 
the summer. 
The Clean Water 
Institute of Lycoming 

2008 Leadership it Service Awards Banquet 

Lycoming College held its second Leadership & Service Awards Banquet on April 9 in the 
Recreation Center. The event recognizes co-curricular achievement on campus. The theme of 
this year's banquet was "Essential Piece." Guest speaker was Mary Wolf, the former mayor 
of Williamsport. She also taught political science at Lycoming from 1985 to 2000 and served 
as the dean for freshmen from 1990-99. 

Female Intramural Sports Athlete of the Year: Sabrina Kaiser 

Male Intramural Sports Athlete of the Year: Cole Pizzingrilli 

Panhellenic Spirit Award: Julie Butler 

Panhellenic Service Award: Natalie Palm 

Panhellenic Scholar of the Year: Kari Kremser 

IFC Spirit Award: Sean Berrier 

IFC Service Award: Nicholas Reed 

IFC Athlete of the Year: Kyle Hickman 

IFC Scholar of the Year: Nicholas Lucas 

Sorority Woman of the Year: Denise Carlin 

Fraternity Man of the Year: Kyle Hickman 

Advisor of the Year: Diane Carl 

Outstanding Program of the Year: Mardi Gras Formal 

Student Organization Advisor of the Year: Laura Johnson 

Student Organization of the Month: Sept. - LEAF; Oct. - Habitat for Humanity; 

Nov. - Campus Activities Board; Dec. - Pre-Law Society; Jan. - Amnesty International; 

Feb. - Habitat for Humanity 
Student Senator of the Month: Sept. - Cassandra Kaiser; Oct. - Aaron Lay; 

Nov. - Ashley Wislock; Dec. - Amilcar Guzman; Jan. - Francesca Piscitelli; 

Feb. - Cassandra Kaiser 
Student Organization of the Year: Amnesty International 
Outstanding Leader on Campus: Jamie Rowe 
Outstanding New Program: Battle of the Bands (Black Student Union and 

Pre-Health Society) 
Outstanding Philanthropy Award: Relay for Life (Colleges Against Cancer) 
Volunteer of the Year Award: Habitat for Humanity 
Sister Vincent Humanitarian Award: Sister Catherine Ann Gilvary 


Emily and President Douthat (center) with the Class of 2008 officers (from 
left) Caitlin Oakley. Amilcar Guzman. Kyle Boyles and Kirstie KfcKeever 

College was founded in 1999 
to be a resource on water 
issues and a partner of local 
watershed groups dedicated 
to the education and protec- 
tion of the water quality 
of the West Branch of the 
Susquehanna watershed. 

The Keystone Innovation 
Zone (K1Z) is a program 
designed for the encourage- 
ment of innovative thinking, 
creativity and technology 
transfer through strong local 
partnerships and resources. 
KIZ works with both Lycom- 
ing College and Pennsylva- 
nia College of Technology 
to link area businesses with 
qualified interns and can 
assist companies with the 
funds necessary to support a 
student intern. 

Lycoming's Class of 
2008 officers raise 
scholarship funds 

Lycoming's Class of 2008 
officers, through a combina- 

tion of fundraisers and direct 
solicitation of their peers, 
raised more than $1,500 in 
support of the senior class 
project. A matching gift 
of $1,500 was generously 
donated by President James 
and Emily Douthat. The class 
determined the money would 
be awarded to rising sopho- 
mores in the form of two 
$1,500 scholarships, which 
were presented to Margaret 
A. Benshaw and Robert J. 
Hamell at Honors 

Students spend 
spring break volun- 
teering with Habitat 
for Humanity 

Thirty-one students and 
five advisors from Lycoming 
College traveled to Louisiana 
to participate in Habitat for 
Humanity International's 
Collegiate Challenge: Spring 
Break 2008 program from 
Feb. 24 to March 2. They 

spent the week working on 
three homes in St. Bernard 
Parish, a portion of the 
New Orleans area that was 
completely submerged in 
the aftermath of Hurricane 

This was Lycoming's 19th 
year of participation in the 
Collegiate Challenge year- 
round program, coordinated 
through the Campus Chap- 
ters and Youth Programs 
department at Habitat for 
Humanity International in 
Americus, Ga. Lycoming stu- 
dents have traveled all around 
the continental United States 
to participate in this alterna- 
tive break program, including 
sites in Arizona. California, 
Florida, New Mexico, North 
Carolina, South Carolina. 
Washington, Texas and Mis- 

Throughout its 19-year 
history, more than 155,000 
Collegiate Challenge volun- 
teers have raised more than 
$14 million to build Habitat 
houses. This year. Collegiate 
Challenge students will con- 
tribute $1.5 million to help 
build Habitat homes. 

Habitat for Humanity In- 
ternational is an ecumenical 
Christian ministry dedicated 
to eliminating poverty hous- 
ing. Founded by Millard 
Fuller, along with his wife, 
Linda, Habitat for Humanity 
International and its affiliates 
in more than 2,000 com- 
munities in 100 countries 
have built more than 250,000 
houses world- 
wide providing 
simple, decent 
and affordable 
shelter for more 
than 1 million 

Lycoming's Habitat for Humanity students spent their spring break in Neu Or/cam refurbishing 
homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. 

Janet Hurlbert (associate 
dean and director of library 
services) edited Defining Rel- 
evancy: Managing the New 
College Library. Libraries 
Unlimited (Greenwood Press) 
Library Management Collec- 
tion. 2008. 

Dr. Steven Johnson (associ- 
ate professor of religion) Q 
12:33-34: Storing Up Trea- 
sures in Heaven, Leuven: 
Peeters, 2007. He authored 
and edited Q 12:33-34, which 
is a database volume in the 
Documenta Q series. Johnson 
serves as a managing editor 
of the series. 

Dr. Sandra Kingery (as- 
sociate professor of Spanish) 
translation of Of My Real Life 
I Know Nothing (originally 
written in Spanish by Ana 
Maria Moix). Latin American 
Literary Review Press, Pitts- 
burgh, Pa., 2008. Cover art 
by Lycoming student, Krista 

Dr. Darby Lewes (associate 
professor of English) 3rd edi- 
tion of A Portrait of the Stu- 
dent as a Young Wolf: Moti- 
vating Undergraduates, Folly 
Hill Press. September 2007. 

Dr. David Rife (professor 
emeritus of English) Jazz 
Fiction: A History and Com- 
prehensive Reader's Guide, 
Scarecrow Press, 2008. 

Dr. Michael Roskin (pro- 
fessor of political science I 
textbook Countries and Con- 
cepts: Politics. Geography. 
Culture, appears in its 10th 
edition from Longman. 

Dr. Susan Ross (associate 
professor of sociology and 
anthropology) Deployed: 
How Reservists Bear the 
Burden of Iraq, University of 
Michigan Press. 2008. 

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Lycoming recognized ~mf I IllllllllllllllllWji 

five retiring faculty members 
during a campus-wide 
celebration April 22 in the 
Jane Schultz Room. Those 
saluted for a combined total 
of 167 years of service to 
the College were: Owen 
Herring (43 years), assistant 
professor of philosophy; 
Roger Shipley (41 years), 

professor of art; Dr. Michael 

Roskin (36 years), professor 

of political science; Dr. David Haley (28 years), 

associate professor of mathematical sciences; 

and Dr. Rachael Hungerford (19 years), assistant 

professor of education. 

Retiring faculty members (from left) Dr. Michael Roskin, Roger Shipley, Dr. Rachael Hung 
Dr. David Haley and Owen Herring 

President Douthat 
on the retirees: 

Owen Herring, a North 
Carolinian whose easy 
demeanor, coupled with 
his ability to ask probing 
questions and his strong 
commitment to both learn 
and teach, endeared him 
to generations of students, 
elected him to leadership 
among the faculty and 
earned him the unofficial 
title of historian of the 
curriculum. A calm and 
steady hand in and out of 
the classroom, he exposed 
the world of serious 
inquiry to his students 
and often opened the 
eyes of many a faculty 
member and many an 
administrator by asking 
the simple questions, such 
as, "Now you don't really 
want to do that, do you?" 

Roger Shipley, known 
to his students simply 
as "Roger," is a master 
of drawing, painting, 
sculpture and print 
making. A master teacher, 
master colleague and 
master friend, with a 
love of creativity and 
innovation, he found his 
joy in the art of creating 
and his success (beyond 
that of his own fine 
works) in helping others 
to explore their own 
creative depths. 

Dr. Michael Roskin 

brought to the classroom 
an encyclopedic 
knowledge of political 
science, bolstered by 
years of field experience 
from his work as a 
professional reporter. 
Professor Roskin, a 
nationally recognized 

expert on the Balkins, 
took an extended leave 
from 1991-94 to serve 
our country as Visiting 
Professor of Foreign 
Policy in the Department 
of National Security and 
Strategy at the Army 
War College. For years, 
it has appeared that more 
political science students 
at Lycoming say they 
majored in "Roskin" than 
in political science. He will 
be continuing his teaching 
next year in China as a 
Fulbright Scholar. 

Dr. David K. Haley 

earned a doctorate at 
Queen's University and 
came to Lycoming in 1980 
after teaching several 
years at the university 
level in Germany. As 
an early leader of the 
faculty executive council, 
his negotiation skills 
and personal sense of 
obligation helped mold 
the current faculty 
governance structure. As 
a teacher in mathematics, 
he is remembered and 
appreciated for his devotion 

to his students, as 
exemplified by the many 
hours he tutored them 
in the evenings and on 
weekends. Dr. Haley will 
be retiring to his native 
Canada later this summer, 
leaving behind many 
grateful for his friendships 
and kindnesses. 

Dr. Rachael A. 
Hungerford served as 
chair of the Education 
Department and director 
of the Elementary Teacher 
Certification Program. 
She has mentored and 
trained hundreds of 
school teachers. Known 
for her interest in the 
professional preparation 
of her students, she has 
shared with them her 
talents and the techniques 
used to teach children 
the essential skills of 
reading and language 
arts. Her love of children's 
literature has inspired 
several generations of 
Lycoming students now 
teaching in elementary 
classrooms throughout the 


Campaign trail sweeps thrbughN 

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[by Dr. Jonathan Williamson 

Sen Rohert Casey, President Douthal, 
Emily Douthat, Anna Douihai. Manny 
Stockman and Sen. Barack Ohama 

Obama with students Joanna Petrie and 
John Scarangello. who sang the national 
anthem prior to Ohama 's town hall event 

Larry Mannolini meets Ohama 


Obama delivers his "On Track for 
Change" speech in Lamade Gymnasium 

\ ennsylvania has not been a player in presi- 
dential nomination politics in recent memory 
because its presidential primary falls late in the 
election calendar. This year's close contest in the Dem- 
ocratic primaries made the Commonwealth's April 22 
primary unusually important. When Lycoming College 
students expressed interest in inviting the presidential 
candidates to speak on campus, members of the faculty 
and administration met to develop a strategy to make 
the visits happen. The plan involved making formal 
and informal contacts with the Obama. Clinton and 
McCain campaigns' local, state and national organiza- 

Former President Bill Clinton visited campus 
March 29 on behalf of his wife. Sen. Hillary Clinton. 
After meeting privately with members of the Lycoming 
community, he spoke for an hour and a half, describing 
the nation's challenges and his wife's plan to overcome 
them to an audience of approximately 2,000. 

Sen. Barack Obama visited campus April 1 8. After 
meeting with representatives of the College. Obama 
spoke for approximately an hour to an audience of 
more than 2,500 as part of his "On Track for Change" 
tour. Where Clinton's event was designed more as a 
campaign rally, Obama held a town hall meeting, tak- 
ing questions from the audience, including one from 
Donna Weaver, administrative assistant for the office 
of student programs. 

The biggest benefit coming from the campaigns' 
visits to campus involved bringing to life the national 
political process for Lycoming's students. For many, 
politics and government happens on television with 
little more meaning to student's lives than "reality TV." 
Having a former president and a presidential candidate 
speak in their gym seemed to spark many students' 
interest, regardless of their party affiliation, in the 
presidential election. Their interest in presidential poli- 
tics and issues of the day rose in the days and weeks 
surrounding the events. 

A secondary benefit of the visits was the exposure 
the College received. If only briefly, Lycoming was 
on the national stage, including live coverage of the 
speeches on CNN. While many attendees for both 
events were members of the College community, many 
were not. Coming to campus for the first time, they 
saw the College's excellent facilities, met welcoming 
members of the campus community and experienced a 
demonstration of Lycoming's growing national stature. 

Williamson is an assistant professor of political 
science at Lycoming. 

President Bill Clinton meets with President 

Douthat and his daughter. Anna 

Clinton takes the stage 

More than 2.000 people attended Clinton's 
tpeet h in Lamade Gymnasium 

Clinton with Pr Neil Boyd 

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Doug keiper 6H 

I y all accounts, Doug Keiper '68 is living the 
— ■ American dream. 

Now in his early 60s, Keiper keeps himself 
in excellent shape and is happy, healthy and a success- 
ful businessman. He's enjoying life and loves Lycoming 
College. But that hasn't stopped him from 

contemplating his life and death, as well as 

the future of his alma mater. An energetic 
and optimistic person, Keiper has been 
deeply affected through the years by the loss 
of two of his closest mentors, Larry For- 
nicola and Budd Whitehill, who both died 
in the early 1990s at roughly the same age 
Keiper is today. 

Fornicola and Whitehill were friends 
from Bellefonte, Pa., who had successful 
wrestling careers at Penn State University. 
Fornicola would become Keiper 's high school wres- 
tling coach. He's also the one who encouraged Keiper 
to consider attending Lycoming, where Whitehill was 
the Warriors' head wrestling coach. These two individu- 
als helped ignite a very powerful relationship between 
Keiper and Lycoming that still burns today. 

"I would consider Lycoming a turning point in my 
life," said Keiper, who majored in history and math- 
ematics. "My experience at Lycoming was very posi- 
tive; college was always good to me. I was involved in 
wrestling and track, and I joined the Kappa Delta Rho 
fraternity. I also participated in student government and 
was president of the class my senior year. Professor Otto 
Sonder [Class of 1946] was another person who was 
very influential to me. I learned a lot while working for 

"I would consider 
a turning point 
in my life," 

him as a work-study student assistant. Overall, I had a 
great experience at Lycoming." 

To show his appreciation for what the College has 
helped him accomplish throughout his life, Keiper and his 
wife, Dawn, have established The Douglas J. and Dawn 
M. Keiper Endowment at Lycoming. The 
multi-million dollar estate bequest is one 
of the largest gifts in the College's history. 
The Keipers, who now reside in Celebration, 
Fla., just outside Orlando, have designated 
75 percent of their gift to endow varsity 
athletics — specifically the football and wres- 
tling programs — while the remainder of the 
fund will endow programs in the College's 
department of education. 

"Lycoming College is very grateful for 
Doug and Dawn Keiper 's commitment to 
the College," said Lycoming President James E. Douthat. 
"Their endowment will help secure the Lycoming experi- 
ence for years to come." 

Keiper, who admits that he would have not been able 
to attend Lycoming if not for the scholarship and grant 
money offered by the College, sees the endowment as a 
way to assist future students looking for a quality education. 

"Mindful of the fact that the cost of private higher 
education is already beyond the reach of most families, 
it is our hope that the income from this portion [athlet- 
ics] of the endowment will serve as revenue to maintain 
and grow the institution's support for varsity athletics," 
said Keiper. "We are also asking that special emphasis be 
given to the support of programs in early childhood and 
elementary education. 


"There is a comfort level 
in knowing that we have 
taken care of our personal 
matters. It is not the most 
pleasant thing to do, but to 
not do it and have something 
happen to us would be a 
shame. We are very proud 
of the fact that it's going to 
a great place in Lycoming 

More than an 

For Keiper. Lycoming has 
meant much more than an 
opportunity to earn a quality 
liberal arts education. After 
graduating from the College, 
Keiper worked for two years 
as a math and history teacher, 
and head wrestling coach in 
Newark Valley, N.Y. Then. 
Jack Buckle, who served as 
Lycoming's dean of students 
from 1957-87, contacted 
Keiper to see if he would 
be interested in returning to 
campus to serve as assistant 
dean of students - splitting 
his time equally between 
counseling and student 

Keiper took the job 
and also went on to earn a 
master's degree from Penn 
State. He was later promoted 
to associate dean of students. 

I feel I received 

a great 


Being a liberal 

arts graduate, 

I've been able 

to do a lot 

of things 

during my life." 

a position he held for eight 
years. While he enjoyed the 
work, he and Dawn, who 
lived on campus in a fraterni- 
ty residence hall, eventually 
grew weary of dealing with 
all the activities associ- 
ated with supervising young 
adults who were living on 
their own for the first time. 

The College then offered 
Keiper the position of associ- 
ate director of admissions, 
which he held for five years. 

"I always felt the Col- 
lege took a chance on me 
as a student," said Keiper. 
"Budd took a chance on me 
as a wrestler. He also took a 
chance on me as an assis- 
tant wrestling coach [from 

1974-77]. Jack took a chance 
on me when he hired me as 
associate dean of students. 
It was a great experience 
working at the College. The 
College has given me so 
many opportunities, so now 
I'm giving back." 

Dawn, who spent more 
than 30 years as an elemen- 
tary school teacher in the 
Montoursville Area School 
District, is also appreciative 
of the effect Lycoming has 
had on their lives. 

"I feel a part of the Ly- 
coming family even though 
I didn't graduate from the 
College," said Dawn. "I re- 
ally appreciate the opportuni- 
ties Lycoming College gave 
Doug. We lived on campus 
for seven years and had a 
really interesting start of our 
lives there. It really gave us 
a chance to get to know the 
students, since we lived in a 
fraternity residence hall, ate 
in the cafeteria and attended 
many of their events. It gave 
us the opportunity to appreci- 
ate the College at a different 

Keiper says Lycom- 
ing provided him a great 
opportunity to forge nu- 
merous friendships while 
he was associated with the 
College, both as a student 
and employee. He is also 
impressed with what his alma 
mater has become and hopes 
their bequest will continue 
to strengthen and benefit Ly- 
coming well into the future. 

"I want to see this school 
continue to do well," said 
Keiper. "The school has 
come a long way and I'm 
proud of it. There are a lot 
more buildings and a lot of 
growth with the academic 
and athletic programs. I've 
always appreciated that Ly- 
coming has never tried to be 
something it wasn't. It knew 
where it wanted to be in the 

Keiper with mentor and former 
Iii oming head wrestling coach 
Budd Whitehill 

admissions area, the kind of 
student it w ould recruit. It 
knew its niche in the market 
and I think that's why it has 
continued to do so well. Plus, 
it has great leadership. I've 
enjoyed very much getting 
to know President Douthat. I 
never worked for him. but I 
do appreciate knowing him, 
and I think he's done a great 
job. Most of all, I appreciate 
his interest in athletics and 
knowing the important role 
athletics play at the College." 

Life after 


In 1983, Keiper left aca- 
demia to pursue a new career 
in the business world. 

"Lycoming really helped 
me with my career path." 
said Keiper. "I feel I received 
a great education. Being a 
liberal arts graduate, I've 
been able to do a lot of things 
during my life." 

From Lycoming, he went 
on to became the director of 
economic development for 
the Williamsport-Lycoming 
Chamber of Commerce, a 
commercial loan officer for 
Northern Central Bank (now 
M&T Bank) and then worked 
for 12 years as vice president 
of sales for Lundy Construc- 
tion in Williamsport. 

"Dick Lundy was another 
one of those influential peo- 
ple in my life." said Keiper. 
"Dick asked me to open up 
some new territory for him, 
primarily in the Bloomsburg 
and Berwick area. His focus 
was on pre-engineered Butler 
buildings. It was a great 
experience. Dick was great 
and I enjoyed working for 
the company." 

Keiper's final career move 
came in 1997. After about 
a year of prodding by Rob 
Mericle. Keiper accepted the 
offer to become regional vice 
president of Mericle Com- 
mercial Real Estate Service's 
newly established Central 
Pennsylvania brokerage 
located in Williamsport. The 

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Doug and Dawn Keiper at their home in Celebration, Fla. 

company's focus is on the 
sale and leasing of office, re- 
tail, warehouse, distribution 
and manufacturing proper- 
ties throughout Northeastern 
and Central Pennsylvania. 
Keiper, who plans to retire 
this year, has made a name 
for himself by orchestrating 
countless deals with big and 
small business alike. 
He also worked 
with investors who 
wanted to acquire 
other businesses for 
their portfolio. 

"I started the office 
from scratch," said 
Keiper. "I had no idea 
what we were going to 
do, opening up a real 
estate company in town 
and competing against 
older, well-established 
companies. But, within one 


year, I had in excess of 50 
listings. I always appreciated 
the confidence people had in 
me to represent their property 
in Lycoming County. Today, 
we are the largest commer- 
cial industrial company in 
Central Pennsylvania." 

Life's passions 

For most of his life, 
Keiper has been passionate 
about sports cars and outdoor 

His keen interest 
of antique 

'Da it right, 

da it big and 

give it class.' 

That's the wag 

I trg to 



I do." 

sports cars can be traced 
back to 1963, when his father 
gave him a British-made 
1951 MG TD sports car. He 
still owns that same roadster 
today, along with several 
other sports cars and a 
Harley-Davidson motorcycle. 
"I've always liked cars," said 
Keiper. "1 also love biking." 
Through the years, when 
he wasn't out cruising around 
in one of his sports vehicles, 
Keiper could be found 
training for activities such 
as a triathlon or kayaking 
competition. While he's 
given up the triathlons, he 
still competes in national 
kayaking. One of his biggest 
moments on the water came 
back in 1991, when he was 
chosen to be a member of 
the United States' 22-person 
team that competed in the 
Thailand International 
Swan Boat Races. Held on 
Bangkok's Chao Phraya 
River, the event represents 
one of the world's oldest 

"Life has been good to 
me," said Keiper. "I heard 
a phrase one time, 'Do it 
right, do it big and give 
it class.' That's the way I 
try to approach every- 
thing I do." 

One can only 
imagine what will be 
Keiper 's next adven- 
ture in life. 

Keiper is an avid kayaker. 


fun. food and fantasy were the topics of 
discussion during a presentation given by 
Knoebels Amusement Resort co-owner and Lycoming 
College alumnus Ronald "Buddy" Knoebel. Knoebel. 
who graduated from Lycoming with a degree in 
sociology in 1965, returned to his alma mater March 
18 as part of the James W. Harding Executive Speaker 
Series, sponsored by the College's Institute for 
Management Studies. 

While a student at Lycoming, Knoebel made a 
name for himself as the first Warrior wrestler to earn 
an NCAA championship. He won the 1965 title in 
the 137-pound weight class. Knoebel was inducted 
into the College's Sports Hall of Fame in 1986 for his 

The history of the family-run amusement park, 
located in Elysburg, Pa., is a rich one, filled with the 
triumphs and struggles that many businesses face. 
Knoebel's grandfather. Henry Hartman Knoebel, was a 
laborer in rural Central Pennsylvania when he decided 
to open a place where families could come and enjoy 
themselves on weekends and holidays. 

"My grandfather was a farmer and a lumberman, 
but he didn't care for the farming," Knoebel said. "He 
decided that he would try to make a recreation spot out 
of the farm." On July 4. 1926, H.H. Knoebel opened 
"Knoebel's Grove," where, for 10 cents, visitors could 
swim, ride the merry-go-round and use the homemade 
picnic tables. 

"So, Knoebels wasn't always free admission," 
Knoebel joked. Knoebels is now the largest free- 
admission amusement park in the country. 

Other major milestones in the park's history 
include the acquisition of the Grand Carousel in 
November 1941 and the construction of the Pioneer 
train in 1956. 

Currently, the park has 52 rides, including two 
world-class wooden roller coasters, the Phoenix and 
the Twister. The Phoenix was purchased from a park 
named "Playland Park," located in downtown San 
Antonio, Texas, in 1985. 

After purchasing the huge wooden coaster for 
$50,000. the park's engineering team decided the best 
way to preserve the coaster was to save the "bents," 
which are the large uprights that support the coaster's 
track. The rest of the lumber was replaced by the 
Knoebel lumber company, another family enterprise. 


Wi si oc k 

after the bents had been moved to Elysburg. The entire 
project cost approximately $1.1 million, a relatively 
low sum, according to Knoebel. 

"The roller coaster enthusiasts were so excited 
that we saved the roller coaster from the wrecking 
ball." Knoebel said. The park's big break came later 
that same year; the Phoenix was named number 10 on 
"Amusement Today's" list of top-ten coasters in the 
nation. ABC News did a spotlight on each of the list's 
rides, which meant that Knoebels, in the number- 10 
slot, "had the front page" of the show, which really put 
the small park on the map. 

"All of a sudden Knoebels became a word that 
was recognized far, far beyond Central Pennsylvania." 
Knoebel said. The Twister opened in the summer of 
1999, and was designed and built completely in-house. 

The park's appeal to families through its policies 
of free parking and free admission keep it ranked 
among the top parks in the nation, and the park's 
award-winning food and shops have kept customers 
coming back year after year. 

"We have found a niche in the market with free 
admission and free parking," Knoebel said. "Whole 
families can come to Knoebels." Throughout its 
history, the park has strived to maintain its family- 
friendly atmosphere and keep the business in the 
Knoebel family. Knoebel is proud to say that the 
family atmosphere that began back in the 1920s has 
survived through the years. 

"I'm happy to say that we're a family business. 
he said. "We are competing against mega-giants and 
we have been fortunate enough to survive." Knoebel 
recalls that he began working at the park at the age of 
5, when he helped out at the milk-ball-toss game by 
picking up and returning balls for customers. 

Now, he and his brother. Richard, co-own the 
park, which celebrated its 80-year anniversary in 

"We get along, we work together and nobody 
thinks they have all the answers." he said. Several 
other members of the Knoebel family work throughout 
the park, including Knoebel's wife, Debbie, and his 
children. Staeey and Trevor. 

Knoebel said that it is his hope that the park will 
continue to stay in the family. ./-^ 

As long as the next generation is interested in the 
he said. 


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ne year of 
at Casa 
Marianella in 
Austin, Texas, changed 
Karen Lyons' life. After 
graduating from Lycoming 
College in 1999, she realized 
her heart wasn't set on 
becoming a biology teacher, 
so she decided to take a 
year off to volunteer. Lyons 
accepted a position at Casa 
Marianella, which provides 
shelter and services to 
immigrants and refugees in 

The small-town 
Massachusetts girl moved 
away from her family and 
friends at Lycoming to try 
something new. Volunteering 
wasn't a big part of her past; 
she helped at the community 
service center and completed 
a few campus service 
projects, but nothing this big. 
She jumped in head first with 
the attitude that she could do 
anything for a year. 

"I quickly learned 
that doing anything meant 
learning a new language and 

serving the less fortunate," 
she said. "Turns out 1 loved 
it, and working at Casa was a 
pivotal moment in my life." 

Nearly 1 years later, 
Lyons is the president of the 
board of directors at Casa 
Marianella. She remembers 
how the volunteer position 
was an eye-opener for her. 

"I realized how easy my 
life had been growing up in 
comparison to the people I 
met at the shelter," she said. 
"I took for granted the roof 
over my head every night. 

"Casa Marianella 
believes that people are 
people and everyone needs 
food and shelter. The policy 
is to keep the residents 
anonymous for their safety. 
All services are paid for with 
private donations." 

The center provides 
30-day emergency shelter 
and food for single men 
while they are working 
and provides women with 
children a three- to six- 
months stay depending on 
their situation. Located 
more than four hours from 

by Jackie Bounds 

Lyons teaching a class about buying a home 

the Mexican border, the 
shelter does not ask about 
any residents' legal status or 
keep records of the name of 
residents staying each night. 

"I look at it from a 
human level and treat others 
how 1 would want to be 
treated if I were in a foreign 
country," she said. "I never 
thought about how it would 
be to come to a new country 
and not know the language 
like these immigrants." 

She knew two Spanish 
phrases, 'no se' (I don't 
know) and 'lo siento' (I'm 
sorry) when she arrived in 
Austin. One year of college 
Spanish didn't begin to 
provide her with an adequate 
vocabulary to communicate 
with the immigrants. Her 
position required her to 
interact with the residents, 
teach English and help them 
meet their basic needs such 
as how to ride the bus, call 
police and find employment. 

"After six months of 
charades, I finally learned 
enough Spanish to hold 
conversations with our resi- 
dents." she said. "The best 
way to learn a new language 
is to practice and not be 
afraid to make mistakes." 

The residents also loved 
teaching her while she was 
teaching them English. 

"I learned if you really 
want to communicate, you 
can," Lyons said. "We are 
all people. I tell the residents 

they, too, can learn a new 
language if they really want. 
I know because I did it." 

When she was able to 
speak with the immigrants, 
Lyons discovered that most 
of them came to the U.S. for 

"Usually they were 
prompted by a financial 
emergency, such as cancer 
or other illness of a family 
member," she said. "I learned 
the majority of them don't 
want to be separated from 
their families; they come to 
the U.S. as a last desperate 
option. The other reason 
the immigrants are here is 
because there are no jobs 
where they live." 

As the board president, 
her responsibilities focus on 
the fundraising aspects of the 
shelter, to meet the residents' 
basic needs. Through the 
years, she has noticed an 
increase in the number of 
women coming to the United 
States for work. 

"This tells me that 
more and more families are 
disrupted and desperate for 
income if the women are 
leaving their home country in 
search of work," she said. 

Since Lyons moved to 
Austin in 1999. she says 
immigration issues have 
altered the culture in the city. 

"We used to teach the 
residents to cooperate with 
the police and report crimes," 
she said. "There was more 



trust and willingness for the 
immigrants to be comfortable 
with the police. Today, 
Austin has more Immigration 
Custom Enforcement 
officers, and our residents 
are not comfortable. Most 
of them are probably illegal 
or let their visa expire. They 
are afraid of the officers 
and fear they will be sent 
to the detention center for 

When Lyons isn't fund- 
raising for Casa or teaching 
English, she finds time for 
her regular job as the indi- 
vidual development accounts 
program coordinator for 
Foundation Communities, 
which is a non-profit orga- 
nization that empowers low 
income families and individ- 

uals with the tools they need 
to succeed. Similar to her 
work at Casa, Lyons helps 
people make a better life for 

"I manage a program for 
low-income working families 
that encourages them to save 
money and increase their 
financial knowledge," she 
said. "The families are sav- 
ing for education, a home or 
starting a business. I work 
through their financial issues 
and together we establish a 
budget, make financial goals 
and assist with credit coun- 
seling. I encourage them to 
save a little bit every month 
even if it's only five to 1 

Foundation Communities 
operates nine affordable 

housing communities in 
Austin. The communities 
model service-rich housing 
that enables 140 families 
with low income to 
permanently improve their 
educational and economic 

"These are affordable and 
nice looking places that any 
of us would want to live in," 
she said. "This is not public 
housing. They are basically 
apartment complexes with 
on-site learning centers that 
provide services including 
after-school programs," 
said Lyons. "It saves on the 
cost of after-school care 
and provides residents the 
opportunity to participate in 
English classes and personal 
finance courses." 

With her position ai Foundation Communities Lyons regularly conducts o financial education course 

According to Lyons, the 
people she attempts to help 
are hard-working but can't get 
ahead with minimum wage 
jobs. About 60 percent are 
American families trying to 
make ends meet and 40 percent 
are immigrant families still 
learning the U.S. financial sys- 
tem. She says it's a challenge 
to get them to trust a financial 
institution, and for many it is 
their first time opening a bank 

"If they participate in fi- 
nancial planning, the program 
matches dollar for dollar up 
to $3,600 for what residents 
save," said Lyons. "The money 
can be used to save for a home, 
pay for a community college 
course or start a business. It 
almost sounds too good to be 
true. Often, many of these peo- 
ple are victims of scams and 
that's why they are in a poor 
financial situation. It's a win- 
win situation for Foundation 
Community residents as they 
learn to budget, save money 
and improve their families' 
financial stability. 

"I enjoy my work and 
helping others succeed." said 
Lyons. "Both of the organiza- 
tions that I'm a part of serve 
the needs of our community, to 
make it a better place. I real- 
ize that we are all people with 
the same hopes and fears, no 
matter where we were born or 
what socio-economic status 
we're in. I'm just doing my 
part to make life better for 
those in need." 

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Symposium raises awareness of immigration issues 

From brutal anti-immigrant crimes to a filmmaker attempting to leave a lasting legacy for her daughters to a 
Mexican artist struggling to find her identity in a new culture, Lycoming College's 2008 Spring Symposium series 
brought the cultural and political issues relating to immigration in the United States to the campus throughout 
the month of March. 


On March 6, a screening of the 2004 documentary "Farm- 
ingville" was held, followed by a group discussion led by Dr. 
Betty McCall, assistant professor of sociology at the College. 
"Farmingville" documents the shocking story of a Long Island 
town caught in the center of the national immigration debate and 
torn apart by its impact. 

In the early 1990s, as waves of illegal immigrants flooded 
into the United States from Mexico, immigrants looking for 
work, known as "day laborers," searched for areas outside of the 
southwestern United States to settle and find jobs. Farmingville, 
N.Y., population 15,000, was an ideal place for 1,500 of these 
laborers to arrive, due to the large number of contracting and 
supply businesses surrounding the town. 

However, not all of the residents of Farmingville were hap- 
py with the arrival of the day laborers. It didn't take long before 

the laborers became the tar- 
gets of violence and hatred. 

An anti-immigration 
group, named Sachem Quality 

of Life, was formed and began spreading their message around 
the community. Headed by a longtime Farmingville resident, 
SQL fought to rid the town of the day laborers and opposed any 
compromise, such as a proposed "hiring center," which SQL 
members believed would encourage further waves of immi- 

Throughout all of the events surrounding the debate, Paul 
Toma, the presiding officer of the Suffolk County Legislature 
at the time of the film, who took a lot of criticism from SQL for 
not helping its cause, realized that the issue-at-hand was not just 
about Farmingville and a hiring center, it was a national crisis. 

"The Secret Island" 

When Zeinabu Irene Davis first read the short story "The 
Secret Island," by Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat, 
she was left with a powerful feeling that remained long after she 
had finished reading. An independent filmmaker from San Fran- 
cisco, Davis came to Lycoming on March 10 to talk about her 
new project, a film interpretation of Danticat's short story. 

"The Secret Island" tells the story of Bee, a young Haitian- 
American girl growing up in New York City, who reads an essay 
about her parents at a school assembly. It reveals that her father 
is an "undocumented immigrant" who was involved in revolu- 
tionary activities while in Haiti. Several days later, her father is 
arrested and deported, which causes Bee to experience feelings 
of guilt and regret. Davis said this vignette is part of a larger 
young-adult novel the Danticat is in the process of writing. 

After deciding to convert the short story to a movie, Davis 
went to New York to experience the Caribbean- and Haitian- 

American communities de- 
picted in the story. In addition 
to speaking with representa- 
tives from the Haitian-Amer- 
ican Youth Advocacy Council 
and community members themselves, Davis attended the Carib- 
bean Labor Day parade in Brooklyn, which celebrates Caribbean 
culture, heritage and unity. She also visited the Japanese Botani- 
cal Gardens in Brooklyn, which are mentioned throughout "The 
Secret Island." 

Davis said that the inspiration for her to make the short story 
into a film came from a variety of sources. Among them, she 
felt that there was a need to depict the struggles faced by black 
immigrants, as well as other ethnic groups, in the United States. 
Davis also wants to leave a positive depiction of African-Ameri- 
can women for future generations, including her own daughters. 


Internationally-acclaimed artist Dulce Pinzon spoke about 
her award-winning photography series "The Real Stories of the 
Superheroes," at the Lycoming College Art Gallery on March 
27. Pinzon's collection depicts Mexican immigrant workers in 
New York City performing their day-to-day jobs while dressed 
in superhero costumes and has been displayed all over the world. 

Pinzon, who is originally from Mexico City and now resides 
in Brooklyn, noticed the lack of media attention given to the 
Latino community during the post-9/1 1 recognition of deserving 

"Everyone who was different suddenly became a terrorist," 
she said. "I thought I would raise the question of who is a hero." 

Pinzon's series depicts immigrants who work long hours in 
an effort to make money to send back to Mexico for their fam- 
ily's survival. She said that many of the workers depicted in her 

series work 14-hour days, six 
to seven days a week. 

Famous American and 
Mexican superheroes were 
chosen as the alter-egos of the 

participants, most of whom were friends or acquaintances of 
Pinzon's prior to the project. She hoped to show that just like 
"every superhero has an alter-ego," these immigrants are caught 
between two worlds: that of a forgotten immigrant laborer and 
that of a provider for their families. 

"I want people to understand we are all interconnected in 
this world," she said. "I want people to think about immigration 
now that we are electing a new president. Immigration is not 
going to go away." 



Lycoming professor and 

alumnus co-author book 

about war in Iraq 


Two members of the Lycoming College community have 
released a new book titled "Deployed: How Reservists 
Bear the Burden of Iraq." The book looks at the lives of 
military reservists deployed during the declared war on terror. 
Dr. Susan Ross, an associate professor of sociology and chair 
of the criminal justice department, and Dr. Michael Musheno, a 
1969 Lycoming graduate and former visiting professor of justice 
and social policy, co-authored the book, which was released by 
the University of Michigan Press in mid-March 
in conjunction with the fifth anniversary of the 
war in Iraq. 

"We wanted to give a voice to the men and 
women who have been called to extraordinary 
service while the rest of us are asked to sacrifice 
nothing under these wartime conditions." said 
Ross, who has taught at the College since 1998. 

Ross, whose primary area of research is fam- 
ily sociology, developed an interest in military 
sociology after seeing several Lycoming students 
deployed after the start of military activity in Af- 
ghanistan and Iraq. Ross kept in touch with these 
students and listened to their stories, concerns 
and thoughts, which inspired her and Musheno 
to write "Deployed." 

The book details the stories of soldiers in an 
Army reserve unit, which Ross and Musheno 
name the 893 Army Military Police Company to protect the 
identities of the soldiers involved. The unit served for two years 
on active duty, including nine months in Iraq. 

The unit first served a one-year deployment state-side, po- 
licing a military base. Then, a couple of months after this term 
was complete, the unit received word that they were going to 
be deployed overseas after a short training period in the United 
States. Ross said that at first, the members of the unit did not 
know their final destination. 

"It was completely unclear what their mission was going to 
be until they were actually on the ground in Iraq," she said. The 
unit ended up policing a prison near Baghdad, trying to bring 
order to a system that had fallen into chaos. 

"They were at a makeshift prison, trying to sort out who 
was dangerous and who had just violated curfew," Ross said. 
The unit returned to the United States after nine months in Iraq. 
Their deployment, both state-side and overseas, had lasted 
nearly two years, and had left the soldiers with experiences and 
stories that changed their lives. 

According to Ross, three major groups appeared among the 
soldiers that categorized their mindset and experiences while 
serving: the adaptive reservists, who can move in lock step with 
the institutional demands of the military; the struggling reserv- 
ists, whose civilian lives provide them with stressors which 

How Reservists Bur 
the Burden of Iraq 

make the adjustment both to and from military life difficult: and 
the resistant reservists, who are conflicted between their loyalt) 
to the military and their opposition to the war. 

"This was probably the most emotionally draining work 
that I've ever done," she said. "The book has a very personal 
flavor to it." 

Ross said that this is reflected in the book, which weaves 
personal accounts from the soldiers amidst the authors* analysis 
of the impact of the military policy shifts that 
have brought about an all-volunteer force. 

"We did want to see if there were patterns 
that cut across the individual life histories and 
indeed, we found clusters of soldiers whose sto- 
ries are sufficiently similar to allow us to tell our 
story about their lives." Musheno said during an 
interview with the University of Michigan Press. 
"Still, we want that story to be told as much 
through their voices as our own." 

Ross said that she and Musheno worked well 
together and created a book that reflects their 
complimentary working relationship. 

"Collaboratively we created something that 
neither of us would have created individually," 
she said. 

In addition to "Deployed," Ross is the editor 
of the book "American Families Past and Pres- 
ent: Social Perspectives on Transformations." and the author of 
several published articles on topics such as corporal punishment 
and child abuse. She earned a bachelor's degree from Millers- 
ville University and a master's and Ph.D. from the University of 
New Hampshire. 

Musheno is professor and chair in the department of crimi- 
nal justice studies at San Francisco State University and distin- 
guished affiliated scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and 
Society at the University of California at Berkeley. He co-au- 
thored the book "Cops, Teachers, Counselors: Stories from the 
Front Lines of Public Sen ice." which won the American Politi- 
cal Science Association's 2005 Herbert A. Simon Book Award 
and the 2005 Best Book of Public Administration Scholarship 
from the American Society of Public Administration. 

Musheno is the recipient of Lycoming's 2006 "Outstanding 
Achievement Award." which is given to a graduate in recogni- 
tion of a professional or personal accomplishment « Inch reflects 
positively on the College. After earning a bachelor's degree 
from Lycoming in 1969, he went on to earn a master's and 
Ph.D. from American University in Washington. D.C. 

Dr Michael Musheno '69 (top left) and Dr Susan Ross (top right) collabo- 
rated in writing "Deployed: How Reservists Ben the Burden of Iraq". 

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Lycoming College 
students Ashley 
Lanyon, a junior psy- 
chology and education major, 
and Kristi Zanker, a junior 
psychology and special edu- 
cation major, spent a great 
deal of time this academic 
year punching holes in pam- 
phlets, sending out e-mails 
and hanging up posters, 
among other things, in prepa- 
ration for the first William- 
sport Autism Conference and 
Walk. The conference was 
held April 3-5 at the Com- 
munity Arts Center and the 
Genetti Hotel in downtown 
Williamsport, with the walk 
held April 5 at the South Wil- 
liamsport Community Park. 

Lanyon and Zanker 
worked as "volunteer coor- 
dinators," as they describe 
themselves, helping Debrah 
Krauss, the head of the con- 
for the 

9' »« 

weekend of activities, which 
aimed to promote autism 
awareness and provide local 
resources for the parents of 
children with autism. The 
students met Krauss during 
a psychology experiment 
that involved Krauss' 4-year- 
old son, Spencer, who has 
autism. Lanyon and Zanker 
conducted the project for 
their experimental psychol- 
ogy class, which attempted 
to measure the effect of 
personal connections during 
instruction on students with 
developmental delays. 

"Spencer was one of the 
participants (in the project)," 
Lanyon said. "Debrah was 
looking for someone to help 
her with the conference and 
Kristi and I volunteered." 

Zanker says the experi- 
ence has been an extremely 
positive one, especially since 
she hopes to one day work 
with children with develop- 
mental delays. 

"These are the kids I 
want to work with when I 
graduate," she said. "It's 
been so much fun to know 
that I can do something posi- 
tive for them. Working with 




Juniors Kristi Zanker (left) and 
Ashley Lanyon 

Spencer has been really re- 

Krauss said the idea to 
have an autism conference 
came after she approached 
Special Kids Training Re- 
sources, a local agency which 
provides resources to par- 
ents of children with special 
needs, about having William 
Stillman, an adult living with 
Asperger's Syndrome who 
speaks across Pennsylvania 
about his experiences, come 
to speak in Williamsport. 

"I approached them with 
the idea of having Bill Still- 
man come to speak," Krauss 
said. "Someone had an idea 
for a walk, so we decided to 
make it a weekend event." 

Krauss and other 
volunteers, in- 
cluding Zanker 
and Lanyon, 
worked to orga- 
nize and coordi- 
nate the event, 
which provided 
information and 
resources for 
families dealing 


and Walk 

with autism as well as raised 
money to go toward autism 

"1 like knowing that 
we helped raise money for 
research and possibly for a 
cure," Zanker said. "It's just 

Stillman gave a presenta- 
tion on living with autism. 
Karen DeFelice, a specialist 
on digestive enzymes and the 
author of two books concern- 
ing neurological disorders 
and digestive patterns, spoke 
about the effect of enzymes 
on autism. On April 4, the 
Carbonic Clinic, which spe- 
cializes in the treatment and 
education of students with 
disabilities, gave a presenta- 
tion from 9 a.m. to noon, 
followed by question and 
answer sessions in the after- 

During the Walk for Au- 
tism, several Lycoming Col- 
lege groups were present to 
help facilitate and coordinate 
the event. Several students 
served as "walk buddies." 

"(The walk buddies) 
were assigned to one of the 
autistic children to walk them 
around so the parents could 
network with other families," 
Krauss said. In addition, se- 
nior John Scarangello gave 
a musical performance, and 
the brothers of Lambda Chi 
Alpha fraternity conducted 
carnival games, which were 
donated to the event by the 
College's student programs 

"The whole commu- 
nity has really 
come together," 
Krauss said. "We 
could not have 
done this with- 
out the outstand- 
ing dedication 
from these stu- 
dents. They have 
been so amazing 
to donate their 

Matt Miller did 
something many 
have tried to 
do, but only a few have 
accomplished. The senior 
finished his Lycoming 
wrestling career by winning 
the 197-pound weight class 
at the 2008 NCAA Division 
III national championships 
held March 7-8, in Cedar 
Rapids, Iowa. 

"Being a NCAA national 
champion has been an 
honor because I have been 
able to reach the pinnacle 
of my wrestling career 
and bring recognition to 
Lycoming wrestling and 
the great program Coach 
Roger Crebs provides for 
his student-athletes," said 
Miller. "The support from 
the Lycoming College 
family has been amazing 
and very touching for me. It 
means a great deal to me to 
realize that my wrestling has 
brought so much pride to the 
College community and that 
Lycoming has embraced my 
accomplishments with such 
great accolades." 

Entering the NCAA 
tournament. Miller was 
ranked sixth in the nation 
by Brute/Adidas and was 
the No. 6 seed for the 
championships. In the 
first round, he won a 3-1 
decision against Delaware 
Valley's Joe West and then 
defeated No. 3 seed Paul 
Hartt of Lakeland, 6-1, in 
the quarter-finals to secure 
All-American status (the top 
eight finishers are named 
Ail-Americans). Miller then 
defeated No. 7 seed Josh 
Holforty of Wisconsin-Eau 
Claire by a score of 3-0 in 
the semi-finals, setting up a 
finals match with defending 
national champion T.J. Miller 
of Wartburg. who was the 
No. 1 seed in the tournament. 

"Entering the arena the 
day of the finals, I caught my 
first glimpse of the elevated 
mat that would serve as my 
center stage in the finals," 




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Matt Miller claimed the 197-pound title 
wrestling championships. 

said Miller. "At this point, I 
was slightly intimidated and 
a bit nervous about marching 
up the steps to compete for 
a national championship, 
but eventually the nerves 
subsided. I credit Coach 
Crebs for allowing me to 
continue my very relaxed 
warm-up style. I feel this 
allowed me to stay focused 
and believe what I had been 
telling myself every match 
at the nationals, 'This is 
just another match." Being 
the No. 6 seed was never a 
deterrent for me because as I 
examined the records of my 
opponents I realized they had 
been beaten at some point in 
the year, which meant they 
could be beaten again." 

In the final bout. Miller 
executed a first period 
takedown and rode out the 
second period. T.J. Miller 
regained riding time by 
maintaining the top position 

at the 2008 NCAA Division 111 

in the third period, but could 
not turn Miller to score any 
points. Miller won the match 
2-0 and became Lycoming's 
first national champion 
wrestler since Royce Eyer, 
the Warriors' all-time wins 
leader, won the 2001 NCAA 
tournament at 157 pounds. 

"Matt was injured most 
of his college career and this 
season he battled knee and 
back problems again." said 
Crebs. "Matt put it all 
together in one weekend to 
win a NCAA national title. 
It was a very proud moment 
for me, Lycoming « resiling 
and the Miller family. I know 
that the late Budd White- 
hill would be very proud as 
well. Matt showed that hard 
work and a never say ne\ er 
attitude is a great recipe for 
success. This program will 
miss Matt next year: he « as 
the go-to guy at the top of the 

Miller finished the 
2007-08 season with a 
perfect 20-0 record. In 
February, he won the 
Empire Collegiate Wrestling 
Conference championship 
to earn an automatic bid to 
the national tournament. 
Following the season. 
Miller was voted the ECWC 
Wrestler of the Year by 
conference coaches and 
sports information directors. 
He was also recognized as 
Lycoming's 2007-08 Most 
Outstanding Male Athlete. 

"Coach Crebs has been 
an irreplaceable part of my 
success here at Lycoming 
College, both academically 
and athletically." said Miller. 
"He has provided me with 
the work ethic needed to 
succeed both on the mat 
and in the classroom. Coach 
Crebs has mentored not 
only in the physical aspects 
of wrestling, but also in 
the mental games that go 
along with the sport. 1 
believe the greatest thing 
he has provided me with is 
the mental toughness and 
confidence that it takes to 
become a national champion. 
Without the guidance of 
Coach Crebs. I would 
never have been a national 
qualifier, let alone a national 
champ. He has made me a 
much stronger athlete and 
human being, and I will 
always cherish my days as a 
Lycoming wrestler." 

Miller, who graduated 
in May with a business 
administration degree, 
finished his Lycoming career 
with an overall record of 
62-21. The Miller family has 
strong ties to the College. 
Miller's mother. Tara. works 
on campus as a payroll and 
student loans coordinator. 
His sister. Nikole, is a 2003 
Lycoming graduate and 
the administrative assistant 
for the assistant dean for 
freshmen. Miller's brother. 
Eric, a 2007 alumnus, was a 
four-year w restler. 

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Men's Basketball 

The men's basketball 
team completed an impres- 
sive 17-10 campaign in 
2007-08, which included a 
7-3 conference record and 
regular-season Common- 
wealth Conference title. 

Following the season, 
Warrior head coach Don Fri- 
day was named the 2007-08 
Commonwealth Coach of the 

point guard 
Eric Antho- 
ny earned 
after leading 
the Warriors 
with 14.7 points 
per game, which 
ranked fourth in 
conference scoring. 

Senior Kevin 
Morris and junior 
forward Greg Sye were 
named second-team All- 
Commonwealth Conference. 
Morris averaged 13.2 points 
per game, which ranked 
sixth in the conference, while 
Sye's 10.9 points per game 
ranked 12th. Anthony (.89 
and Morris (.845) ranked first 
and second, respectively, in 
conference free throw per- 
centage. Sye ranked fifth in 
the conference with 5.9 re- 
bounds per game. He was 
also honored with 
the College's Sol 


"Woody" Wolfe Award for 
excellence as a junior athlete. 

Morris finished his 
career with 1,282 points. A 
political science and history 
major, Morris was named 
first-team men's basketball 
ESPN the Magazine Aca- 
demic All-District II by the 
College Sports Information 
Directors of America. He also 
earned this year's Middle 
Atlantic States Collegiate 
Athletic Corporation Scholar 
Athlete of the Year award 
for men's basketball. 

Senior David Wilson 
finished his four-year 
career as the College's 
all-time leading free 
ow shooter at .870 

Women's Basketball 

The Lady Warrior bas- 
ketball team finished its 
2007-08 season with an over- 
all record of 10-14 and 1-9 
in the conference. It marked 
Lycoming's first season 
with double-digit wins since 
2003-04. Besides having a 
young squad, which consist- 
ed of 13 of the 17 players be- 
ing freshmen or sophomores, 
Lycoming was also hurt by 
several injuries. 

The team was led by 
junior Andrea Cooper, 
a forward/guard who was 
awarded first-team All- 
Commonwealth Conference 
after the season. Cooper 
averaged 1 1 points per game 
and compiled 92 rebounds 
and 27 blocked shots for the 
season. She ranked second in 
the conference in blocks and 
eighth in scoring. 


In its first season com- 
peting in the Empire Colle- 
giate Wrestling Conference, 
Lycoming (11-5) finished its 
15 th straight season with 10 
or more wins in 2007-08. 

Warrior senior Matt 
Miller and sophomore Chris 
Dahlheimer won ECWC 
championships at 197 and 
165 pounds, respectively, 
earning bids to compete in 
the 2008 NCAA Division III 
Wrestling Championships. 
Miller went on to capture 
the national title (see story 
on page 17), but Dahlheimer 

was unable to participate due 
to an injury. 

Dahlheimer was honored 
for his achievements in the 
classroom as well as on the 
mat, receiving an individual 
All-American scholar award. 
Dahlheimer, a computer sci- 
ence major with a 15-1 record 
this season, earned the award 
for his high GPA and by win- 
ning more than two-thirds 
of his matches. Overall, the 
Warrior wrestling team's 3.32 
grade point average ranked 
14' h in the nation on the 
NCAA Division III National 
Wrestling Coaches Associa- 
tion Scholar All-American 

Men's and Women's 

Lycoming's men's and 
women's swimming teams, 
which both finished at 6-2 
overall, improved their fi- 
nal conference standings 
this year. The women, who 
finished fourth last season, 
ranked third at the Middle 
Atlantic Conference champi- 
onships. The men rose from 
sixth last year to third place 
this season. 

Seventh-year head coach 
Jerry Hammaker won his 
100th career coaching victory 
as his teams swept King's 
College and FDU-Florham at 
a tri-meet Jan. 16. 

Sophomore John 
Dougherty established a 
new school record for the 
200-yard freestyle race at the 

GAZINE 2008 

2008 MAC championships. 
Dougherty's time of 1 :47.65 
broke the previous record, 
which was set in 1994 by 
Lycoming Hall of Famer Neil 

Stacy Flick had the 
Lady Warriors highest indi- 
vidual finish at the conference 
championships, placing sec- 
ond in the 50-yard freestyle 
sprint. She also took third in 
the 200-yard breaststroke. 

Men's Lacrosse 

Three Lycoming Col- 
lege players were named to 
the 2008 Middle Atlantic 
Conference Men's Lacrosse 
All-Conference Team. Senior 
Dan Cannon was a first-team 
selection while sophomore 
Mike Doherty and junior 
Kyle Gilfoy were second- 
team honorees. In addition, 
Lycoming's Brian Anken 
was named the Coach of the 
Year after leading the War- 
riors to an overall record of 
10-6 and 5-2 mark in the con- 

Anken, who completed 
his second season with the 
Warriors, led Lycoming to 
the semi-finals of the MAC 
playoffs this year. Last sea- 
son, Lycoming finished 4-10 
overall. In 2008 conference 
play, Lycoming led the MAC 
in goals per game (13.43), 
assists per game (9.14) and 
points per game (22.57). 

Women's Lacrosse 

Four Lycoming College 
players were named to the 
2008 Middle Atlantic Confer- 
ence Women's Lacrosse All- 
Conference Team. First-team 
honors went to senior Megan 
Wallenhorst and junior 
Sarah W'ingerden. Sopho- 
more Danielle Gargiulo and 
senior Kristina Peacock 
were second-team selections. 
Lycoming finished the year at 
9-8 overall, 5-3 in conference 
play and made the semi-finals 
of the MAC playoffs. 

Wallenhorst, Lycoming's 
2007-08 Most Outstanding 
Female Athlete, finished her 

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career as the school's all-time 
leader in points (276) and 
goals (233) and is third in as- 
sists (43). Peacock concluded 
her career as the College's 
all-time leader in saves (693) 
and ranks second for most 
saves in a season with 209 
this year. 

Men's Tennis 

The Warriors finished 
the season at 2-4 overall and 
1-3 in conference play. 

At the 2008 MAC Men's 
Tennis Individual Champion- 
ships, Colin Baier. Alexan- 
der Beattie, John Stutzman 
and John Scarangello each 
advanced out of the first- 
round before bowing out in 
the quarterfinals. In doubles 
action. Beattie and Robert 
Brown advanced to the quar- 
terfinals with a victory versus 
a duo from Arcadia Univer- 
sity. They fell in the semi- 
finals by a score of 8-1. 

Men's Golf 

Lycoming competed 
in four spring invitationals 
before heading to the 2008 
MAC Championships, which 
were held at the Hershey 
Country Club East Course in 
Hershey, Pa. 

At the championships, 
the Warriors finished in sixth 
place with a two-round total 
of 731 . Robert Wentzel and 
Sean Driscoll both finished 
in the top 20 for Lycoming. 
Wentzel was the team's high- 
est finisher, as he tied for 
1 7 ,h place with a total of 1 72. 
while Driscoll tied for 19 ,h 
place at 1 77. 

Earlier in the season at 
the Susquehanna Spring Invi- 

tational, Wentzel shot a 77 to 
tie for lO" 1 place. 


The Lady Warriors 
wrapped up their 2008 season 
at 1-19 overall and 0-10 in the 
Commonwealth Conference. 

For the year, Dana 
Marek played in 16 games 
and led the squad with a .313 
batting average to go along 
with 10 hits and two doubles. 
Amber Mover started all of 
the 1 8 games she played in 
and was the team leader in 
Jessica Nabholtz started all 
20 games and had a team- 
high four doubles to go along 
with 13 hits in 56 at-bats. 

In the pitcher's circle. 
Nicole Rhodes started nine 
games and recorded a team- 
high 53 innings of work with 
14 strikeouts. 

Kennell promoted to 
director of athletics 

Scott Kennell, Lycom- 
ing's assistant athletic direc- 
tor and head men's soccer 
coach, has been promoted to 
director of athletics, accord- 
ing to an announcement by 
Dr. Tom Griffiths, provost 
and dean of the College. 
Kennell. who will continue 
to serve as head men's soc- 
cer coach, takes over for the 
retiring Frank Girardi, who 
has held the position since 

In 2007, Kennell fin- 
ished his eighth season as 
head men's soccer coach 
and second year as assistant 
director of athletics. During 
the past five seasons, Ken- 
nell has led the Warriors to 
a 62-29-5 record (.672) with 
four appearances in the con- 
ference playoffs. 

"This is a very special 
moment for my family and 
me," said Kennell, who 
earned a bachelor's degree 
from North Carolina Wes- 
Ieyan in 1998. "I would like 
to thank President [James] 
Douthat and Dean Griffiths 
for the confidence they have 

shown in me. I also want to 
thank Coach Girardi. He has 
not only been a great mentor to 
me through the years, but also 
a great friend. I am thrilled, 
yet humbled to take over the 
leadership of the athletic de- 
partment. I understand and 
appreciate the rich tradition at 
Lycoming and the role athletics 
play within the academic com- 
munity. I will make a commit- 
ment to the Lycoming commu- 
nity to include the traditions 
of the past, while guiding the 
athletic department toward the 

During his tenure as direc- 
tor of athletics. Girardi began 
the College's Athletic Hall of 
Fame and oversaw the growth 
of the department, which in- 
cluded the addition of the vol- 
leyball, women's soccer, and 
men's and women's lacrosse 

"I have enjoyed the re- 
lationships with the coaches 
through the years as well as 
with their teams." said Girardi. 
"Scott is an excellent choice. 
He is extremely well-organized 
and cares about all of the Col- 
lege's athletic programs." 

Holtz to promote 
Warrior athletics 

Jon Holtz has joined Ly- 
coming as the Warriors' new 
sports information director, 
according to an announcement 
by Jerry Rashid. director of 
college relations. 

Holtz comes to Lycom- 
ing after serving one year as 
an athletics communications 
assistant at the United States 
Military Academy at West 

He earned a bachelor's 
degree in English in 20(17 from 
Mansfield University, where he 
served as captain of the cross 
country, and track and field 
teams. Following his senior 
year. Holt/ was honored by 
the Eastern College Athletic 
Conference Sports Informa- 
tion Directors Association with 
the prestigious Bill Esposito 
Memorial Award. 

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Mehrdad Madresehee with the College Mat c 

Federal Judge Malcolm Muir (center) is conferred -tftattdumic Rone, senior class speaker 
an honorary Doctor of Laws degree 


C omm e 

T,hree hundred thirty-five students walked through the Oliver 
Sterling Metzler Memorial Gate to mark the beginning of 
Lycoming College's 160 th commencement ceremony held Sunday, 
May 4. Once through the gate, members of the Class of 2008 made the 
traditional stroll through the Quad surrounded by the applause of faculty, 
staff and family members as part of the day's pomp and circumstance. 

Honorary degrees were conferred upon Federal Judge Malcolm Muir 
of Williamsport and Dr. Sandra Steingraber, an internationally renowned 
expert on toxins in the environment. Steingraber, the author of "Living 
Downstream: An Ecologist Looks at Cancer and the Environment," also 
delivered the commencement address. 

Sharing her personal life experiences, Steingraber emphasized to the 
graduates the significance of ending our addiction to fossil fuel to help the 
environment, now that the threat to the Earth is worse than ever before, and 
the importance of following their own true paths as opposed to an expected 
way of life. 


"We are all members of a great human orchestra, and it is now time 
to play the Save the World Symphony. You are not required to play a 
solo. You are required to know what instrument you hold and play it 
as well as you can in concert with everyone else." 

Dr. Sandra Steingraber 
2008 commencement speaker 

"Just because you are good at something doesn't mean you have to do 
it," said Steingraber, who is presently a distinguished visiting scholar at 
Ithaca College in New York. "It's useful to know when to stick to the task 
at hand and when to allow yourself to be blown off course." 

Jamie Rowe, a history and Spanish major from Honesdale. Pa., was 
the senior class speaker. In closing her speech, Rowe made the following 
statement to her classmates. 

"Remember, when one takes a tour of any memorable place, the 
experiences and knowledge gained stay with you forever. Use those 
experiences and the knowledge that shaped you as a person here at 
Lycoming to better affect all of the people you encounter in your future. 
The future is here and so is the opportunity for you to take what you have 
gained from your time at Lycoming and make a difference in the world." 

Baccalaureate was held Saturday, May 3, in Lamade Gymnasium. The 
Rev. Thomas Wolfe '78, dean of Hendricks Chapel at Syracuse University, 
delivered the sermon, titled "Intentional Vertigo: Getting Oriented." 

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Senior Celebration 

Dear Friends, 

You've heard the phrase, "It's a good kind of busy"? 

"A good kind of busy" is the general state of the Lycom- 
ing campus throughout the academic year but especially so 
as the second semester draws to a close. 

The sprint seems to begin right around the beginning 
of April. This year, our annual student/alumni networking 
event kicked off the month, timed, as usual, to coincide 
with the spring meeting of the Alumni Association Ex- 
ecutive Board. You can read more about the evening of 
networking in "Alumni Happenings" in this issue. 

The following week brought the 2nd Annual Leadership and Service Awards Banquet, at which students and staff were 
recognized for their leadership in campus organizations, community service, sorority and fraternity activities and intra- 
mural sports. 

The next weekend held in store both Senior Celebration, the College's send-off for our almost-graduates, and Honors 
Convocation. In addition to recognizing our most outstanding students with academic awards, we honored three members 
of the faculty and staff for their exceptional service. You can read about them and about the 2008 Senior Class Gift, which 
was also presented at Convocation, in the "Around the Quad" section of this magazine. 

On either side of that weekend, I had the privilege of attending the annual banquets of Phi Kappa Phi - where Lycom- 
ing's 2008 Phi Kappa Phi national scholarship nominee, a senior soon to begin graduate work at Harvard Divinity School 
on a full fellowship, was announced, and where we learned about "Bats I Have Known and Loved (Or Not)" from 
Dr. Margaret Griffiths, publisher and managing editor of Bat Research News and wife of Lycoming's provost, Dr. Thomas 
Griffiths; and of the choir - which closed with everyone standing around the perimeter of the Jane Schultz Dining Room, 
holding hands and singing Peter Lutkin's well-known and beautiful Benediction, a Lycoming College Choir signature. 

Then, during the week of finals, we bid a happy retirement to five Lycoming greats - Professors Haley, Herring, Hun- 
gerford, Roskin and Shipley - who have taught, guided and befriended Lycoming College's students for a combined total 
of 167 years. 

Interspersed among these weeks were many less official but equally stimulating events - a dramatic fencing demonstra- 
tion presented by students completing a theatre course in combat choreography; the student-taught Dance Club's semi-an- 
nual, bring-down-the-house show; the Community Service Center's annual Trash to Treasure clothing drive; a film series 
sponsored by the campus chapter of Amnesty International, to name but a few. 

I recently had the delightful opportunity to page through the college scrapbooks of an alumna who was generous 
enough to donate them to the archives. I was reminded that throughout its history as a four-year institution, our alma 
mater has always boasted this hallmark of a liberal arts education: an active campus with a wealth of activities to nurture 
students mentally, physically and spiritually. 

I hope that you will be able to take advantage of the opportunity that Homecoming presents to return to Lycoming 
and witness the continuing vivacity of our campus community. Homecoming weekend is Oct. 10-12. We look forward to 
welcoming you "home." 

Melanie Harris Taormina '94 
Director of Alumni Relations 



Alumni Association Executive Board 

A message from your Alumni Association Executive Board 

"If you can't come back to Lycoming, we want to bring Lycoming back to you." 

Although that is not the official slogan of the Lycoming College Alumni Association's 
Regional Affairs Committee, it might be the best way to describe the committee's primary 
objective. The committee — one of three standing committees on the Alumni Association 
Executive Board (AAEB) — seeks to help the Office of Alumni Relations develop regional 
chapters of the Alumni Association and organize and promote events that bring alumni 

"We basically try to connect Lycoming alumni and serve as an extension of the Office 
of Alumni Relations," says Brian Belz '96, AAEB second vice president and chair of the 
Regional Affairs Committee. "We want to do whatever we can to support alumni who are 
interested in hosting a Lycoming event in their area." 

Thanks to the efforts of the Office of Alumni Relations, the Alumni Association 
and — most importantly — the numerous Lycoming alumni who have been interested in 
coordinating events, there has been quite an increase in the number of alumni gatherings 
happening somewhere other than Williamsport. Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, 
Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., are just a few of the larger cities where 
events have occurred. 

Some of these gatherings have even become annual events. On May 18, Lycoming 
alumni gathered at Camden Yards in Baltimore for the sixth annual Team Timeout — an 
event coordinated by Steve Simchak '99 that includes lunch and tickets to an Orioles game. 
In September, the third annual Lycoming Picnic will be hosted by Shannon Desiderioscioli 
'92 and Michael Holland '89 at the Barnyard and Carriage House in Totawa, N.J. 

"As these events get more publicity and more events take place, more alumni are 
stepping up and asking, 'Hey, what can I do?'" notes Heather Duda '98, AAEB first vice 
president and past chair of the Regional Affairs Committee. "We want to be a support 
system for those interested in organizing these types of events." 

In addition to helping alumni and the Office of Alumni Relations promote and organize 
events as needed, the AAEB has a small pool of funds available to cover some of the 
events' up-front costs. Rather than paying to reserve a meeting space, purchase food or 
book entertainment out-of-pocket and seek reimbursement later, alumni can contact the 
AAEB Regional Affairs Committee and ask it to cover those expenses instead. The fund is 
replenished using registration fees collected for that particular event. 

This summer, the AAEB will sponsor its own event — the inaugural All-Alumni 
Summer Reunion in Philadelphia on June 21-22. Highlights of the weekend include a lunch 
at Independence Visitor Center and a tour of the Constitution Center on Saturday, brunch 
and a Highlights Tour of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Sunday, and time to reconnect 
with friends and tour other Philadelphia attractions throughout the weekend. 

"This is the first time the AAEB and the Regional Affairs Committee have sponsored 
their own event," Belz says. "In the future, we hope to sponsor at least one event each 

If you are interested in learning more about hosting an event in your area, please 
contact Melanie Taormina '94, director of alumni relations, at (570) 321-4134 or 

Lycoming College 
Alumni Association 
Executive Board 

David Freet '68 

Brenda Bowser Soder '98 

Past President 

Dr. Heather Duda '98 

1st Vice President 

Brian Belz '96 

2nd Vice President 

Lee Dawson '97 


Gary Spies '71 


Dr. Deanna Barthlow- 

Potkanowicz '96 
Bonnie (Bierly) Bowes '62 
Joseph O. Bunce III '63 
Christine Colella '04 
Michele Connors '06 
Lynn Cruickshank '84 
Dr. Shannon (Keane) 

English '94 
Richard Felix '56 
Dr. William Gallagher III '70 
W. Clark Gaughan '77 
Andrew Gross '59 
Bill Hessert '85 
Joseph G. Lorah '94 
Rev. Dr. Ronald McElwec '71 
John Murray II '81 
Meredith (Rambo) Murray '92 
Wendy (Park) Myers '89 
Tauma (Halcrow) Oechslin '92 
Mark Ohlinger '92 
Dr. Barbara (Neff) Price '60 
Capt. Richard Raudabaugh '60 
Dr. Linda (Wabschall) Ross '69 
Linda (Lady) Scott '77 
Joseph Wade '90 
Ann (Bell) Wood '73 
Dr. Dennis Youshaw '61 

A.J. Francavilla '08 
'07, -08 SSLC President 
Jessica Gough '07 
Senior Class Past President 
Amilcai Guzman '08 
Senior Class President 

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Event host David Kauffman '65. Lee Purnell '64, 
Patricia McCutchan and Sandra (Porter) '63 and Tom 
Malley visit at a dessert reception in Scottsdale, Ariz. 

David Kauffman '65 hosts reception in Arizona 

Dr. David Kauffman '65 and Jeannie Van Epps hosted 20 
alumni and guests for a dessert reception at their Scottsdale, 
Ariz., home Saturday, Jan. 26. Lynn Jackson, Lycoming's 
vice president 
for college 
shared news 
from the College. 
connections were 
made across 
the decades as 
alumni from the 
Class of 2006 
mingled with 
graduates from 
the '60s, '70s and 
'80s. Approximately 60 Lycoming alumni live in the greater 
Phoenix area. 

Alumni gather during choir's Florida tour 

In conjunction with the Lycoming College Tour Choir's 
recent concerts in Florida, alumni and friends gathered for 
events with President James and Emily Douthat, Lynn Jackson, 
vice president for college advancement, and Melanie Harris 
Taormina '94, director of alumni relations. South Florida 
alumni came together for a reception prior to the choir's Feb. 
24 afternoon 
performance at 
the Episcopal 
Church of 
the-Sea in 
Palm Beach, 
and a group of 
alumni gathered 
for dinner on 
Feb. 28 before 

enjoying the sounds of the choir at its evening appearance at the 
Palm Harbor United Methodist Church. Intermissions during 
both performances allowed alumni to meet and talk with choir 
students and share their appreciation. 


Lambda Chi Alpha alumnus John Milnor '53 shares 
stories with Lambda Chi brothers in the Tour Choir. 

Seniors Jamie Madigan (left) and Jen Mazaika network 
with Mark Ohlinger '92 at the annual student/alumni 
networking event in Willi amsport. 

Alumni help students practice networking skills 

Lycoming College alumni gave of their time in support of the 
College's juniors and seniors at the annual Careers: Conversations 
and Connections student/alumni networking event held on April 
4, at the Holiday Inn in Williamsport. Sponsored by the Office of 
Alumni Relations and the Career Development Center, the event 
is designed to 
offer students 
the opportunity 
to hear about 
others' career 
paths and 
develop their 
skills in a casual 
With more 
than 80 in 
attendance, the 

evening proved rich with conversation and provided meaningful 
interaction for students and alumni alike. 

San Francisco-area alumni meet for 
waterfront lunch 

Lynn Jackson, Lycoming's vice president for college 
advancement, and Melanie Harris Taormina '94, director of 
alumni relations, gathered with San Francisco-area alumni on 
March 27. The group met for lunch at the landmark Fog City 
Diner just off The Embarcadero. During a delicious meal, 
the alumni 
shared with 
one another the 
paths of their 
lives since their 
student days 
at Lycoming. 
Those in 
hope to gather 
again in the near 
future and add 
more Lycoming 
alumni from the 

Bay Area to their company. If interested, please contact 
Elizabeth Gruse '98 at 

Mike Perretta '98; Lynn Jackson. Lycoming's vice 
president for college advancement; Jeff Garrett '81; 
Paul '69 and Marie Rohrer; Tad Williams '95; 
Elizabeth Gruse '98 and Tanner Baldridge visit during 
lunch in downtown San Francisco. 


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More than two dozen alumni anil guests meet Tom 
Woodruff Jr. '81 in Chatsworth. Calif, for a tour of his 
special effects studio. 

Tom Woodruff Jr. '80 hosts alumni at his 
special effects studio 

Tom Woodruff Jr. '80 led two dozen alumni and guests on 
a private tour of his special effects studio outside Los Angeles 
on March 28. With the help of video clips from his many proj- 
ects, Tom explained to guests the wide variety and the specifics 
of the work he and his partner at Amalgamated Dynamics do, 
from animatronics to animal replicas, and specialty costumes to 
make-up and human replicas. He entertained his audience with 
stories about Tim Allen and George Clooney, and about the 
acceptance speech for his Academy Award, won for his work 
on "Death Be- 
comes Her." 

The tour 
continued in a 
room filled with 
the results of 
Tom's and his 
team's creative 
work over the 
years: crea- 
tures from the 
"Alien" movies 
and costumes 

from "The Santa Clause," animated animals, and masks of all 
description. The group was also treated to a sneak peak into the 
studio workroom, where artists were at work on upcoming proj- 
ects still under wraps. 

The Alumni Association is most grateful to Tom and his 
staff for sharing their time and work with such hospitality and 
good fun. For a virtual shop tour and to read more about Tom 
and his career, please visit 

Jeff Reddall '81 organizes inaugural 
events in Texas 

Jeff Reddall '81 organized and hosted first-time events 
in two Texas cities in April. On Saturday. April 5, a dozen 
alumni gathered at Farina's in Grapevine, outside Dallas, for an 
evening of good cheer and conversation. 

Loni Kline, Lycoming's director of major gifts, joined 
the second group of nearly 20 on Saturday, April 12, in Sugar 
Land, near Houston. 

At both events, Jeff 
shared a slide show of 
"Lycoming today" so 
that alumni could see 
how the campus has 
changed through the 
years. The Alumni As- 
sociation extends its 
sincere thanks to Jeff 
and his wife, Gloria, for 
their efforts in bringing 
together our alumni in 
the Lone Star state! The 
groups look forward to 
getting together again in 
the future and meeting 
even more Lyco 

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Grapevine. Texas, event 

Monday, Aug. 4 

Picnic at Lehigh Valley I ion Pigs Game 

Allentown, Pa. 

6 p.m. picnic/7:05 p.m. game 

$25 person, pre-paid 

Monday, Aug. 11 

"The New York City Waterfalls" Cruise 

New York, NY. 

5:30 p.m. 

$24/adults, $15/ages 4-12, pre-paid 

Saturday, Sept. 13 

3 rd Annual Picnic at the Barnyard and Carriage House 

Totowa, N.J. 
2-6 p.m. 

Reminisce with old friends on the patio and enjoy hamburg- 
ers, BBQ chicken, BBQ ribs, beer, wine, volleyball, horse- 
shoes and more. 
$30/person, pre-paid 

Saturday, Oct. 4 

Lycoming vs. Widener Football Post-Game Gathering 

Bootlegger's, Woodlyn, Pa. 

(located around the corner from the Widener football field) 

Immediately following the l p.m. game 

Join fellow alumni after the match-up for game-day fare of 

hot roast beef sandwiches, meatball sandwiches and hot dogs. 

$7 per person, at the door (beverages extra) 

Friday - Sunday, Oct. 10-12 

2008 Homecoming Weekend: Viva Las Lyco! 

Don't miss the 3 rd annual Friday night fireworks on the Quad: 
the dedication of The Commons, Lycoming's new residence 
hall: the new Archives Open House; the traditional Home- 
coming parade and football game and the All-Alumni Re- 
union Social Hour at its new location, 33 East in downtown 

for the complete weekend schedule. 
b register for an upcoming event, 
or call 570-321-4376. 


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The annual Homecoming 
Golf Outing sponsored by 
the Alumni Association 
Executive Board will take 
place on Friday, Oct. 10, at 
the White Deer Golf Course 
in Allenwood on the Vintage 
Course. Registration begins 
at 10:30 a.m., with a shot- 
gun start at 11 a.m. Carts, 
lunch and a participation 
gift will be provided for all 
golfers. The registration 

fee remains at $70. 

Registration information 

will be available in the 

Homecoming brochure to 

be mailed this summer. 

Black Alumni 

DINNER • FEB. 16, 2008 

President Douthat, J. Richard Fisher '57 and 
Emilv Douthat 

Amilcar Guzman '08 and Terica Prater '06 

Thomas Twine '63 and Marlyne Whaley Jerimiah Harris '05, Chantel Ashley '04, 

President Douthat and George Purcell '05 

Chloe Walker, Sandra Capwell '68, Thomas Twine '63. 
Shirley Clay-Greene and Marlyne Whaley 

Allison Lyke '11, Chamise Alston '08. 
Kvla Ortiz '11 and Karin Williams '11 

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Seminary and 
Junior College 


Dorothy (Kirk) 
Bertsch (nursing) had her 
fictional novel "Not Ready" 
published. The novel is 
about a couple in their 70s 
who marry and move into a 
continuing care retirement 
community (CCRC) in 
Florida. Dorothy resides in 
a CCRC in Palm City, Fla., 
where she gleaned authentic 
material for her novel. She 
can be contacted at 


60 ,h Reunion 
Oct. 10-12,2008 

Lycoming College 


Class Scribes: 

Ralph Marion 

Mt. Vernon Towers. Unit 


300 Johnson Ferry Road 

Sandy Springs. GA 30328 


Dick Dingle 

365 Girio Terrace. Apt. 7 

S. Williamsport. PA 


(570) 322-5526 (h) 

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E. Bard '58 and Patra Rupp, Jay '60 and Ann Sue (Bingaman) '60 AfcCormick, 
and Hank '5H and Lois Van Zanten gathered at the Blue Coyote Yacht Club 

in Ft. Myers. Fla.. March 2008. The men are members of Kappa Delta Rho 
(KDR). Sue is the former alumni director at Lycoming and KDR Queen. 

Charlie Mitchell 

(history) is looking forward 
to seeing fellow Kappa 
Delta Rho PSI Chapter 
brothers at the fraternity's 
55th anniversary celebration 
at Homecoming this 
fall. Please see ad on page 


Class Scribe: 

Rev. James Horace Gold 
8238 Old Turnpike Road 
Mifflinburg. PA 17844-6620 
(570) 966-0330 

Rev. Ned Weller 

(English) and his wife, 
Katie, celebrated their 
65th wedding anniversary 
on Thanksgiving Day 
2007. The Wellers have 
four living children, six 
grandchildren and eight 

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55" Reunion 
Oct. 10-12,2008 

Class Scribe: 

Arthur Kelts 

22 Stonehill Rd 

North Chelmsford. MA 


(978) 251-3215 

arkjazz@ verizon. net 


50 ,h Reunion 
Oct. 10-12,2008 

All members of the 
Class of 1958 are invited 
to celebrate their 50th 
reunion during Homecoming 
weekend. A reunion dinner 
will be held at the Ross 
Club, 201 W. 4 ,h Street, 
Williamsport, on Friday. 
Oct. 10, 6 p.m. social hour. 
7 p.m. dinner. 

Marie White Bell 
(biology), retired Superior 
Court Judge, was appointed 
to the Council on Local 
Mandates for the state 
of New Jersey by Gov. 
Jon Corzine. The council 
reviews and issues rulings 
on complaints filed by a 
county, municipality or 
school board. She also serves 
as a Lycoming trustee. 
Marie resides in Springfield 
Township, N.J. 

Ken Polcyn (political 
science) had his novel 
"Mistresses Among Us" 

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Class Scribe: 

Beverly Strauser Manbeck 


Charles Howe (English) 
is retired from banking 
and the United Methodist 
pastorate. He also served 
for 10 years with the Carroll 
Park (Maryland) Little 
League. He celebrated his 
75 th birthday in April. 

Thomas Mcintosh (his- 
tory) has made significant 
donations to the rare book 
division of the Pennsylvania 
State Library, the Mcin- 
tosh Library at Harrisburg 
University, the Blossburg 
Memorial Library and the 
proposed African-American 
History Museum in 
Harrisburg. He began build- 
ing a library and coin col- 
lection in 1962. Mcintosh is 
retired from the Harrisburg 
City School District. 


Class Scribe: 

Geoffrey R. Wood 
6102 Pelican Drive 
New Bern, NC 28560-9769 
(252) 636-0508 
gwood8@suddenlink. net 


Class Scribe: 

Evelyn McConnell Derrick 
509 Sherman St. 
Muncy, PA 17756 

45 th Reunion 
Oct. 10-12, 2008 

Walter Kolonosky 

(Russian), a professor of 
modern languages at Kansas 
State University, was 
named KSU's International 
Educator of the Year for 
2007. He established KSU's 
first office of study abroad. 

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to the internationalization of 
KSU above and beyond his 
teaching and scholarship. 


Class Scribe: 

Bill Lawry 

6 Tolland Circle 

Simsbury CT 06070 

(860) 658-7217 


Class Scribe: 

Nancy Snow Cross 
2206 Apple Road 
Fogelsville, PA 18051-1905 
(570) 422-0188 office 
(610) 285-2757 home 
crosswinds@earthlink. net 

Jo-Anne Kirby (English) 
is retired and lives on 
Vashon Island in the middle 
of Puget Sound, where her 
daughter and family also 
live. The only access to 
Vashon is by ferry. 

Richard Senges (business 
administration), editor and 
publisher of "Rochester 
Model Rails," has a new Web 
site, www.OilCreekRailroad. 
com, which includes all the 
issues (52) of his magazine. 
He recently won first 
place in a national photo 
contest at the First National 
Craftsman Structure Show 
in 2007. A digital image of 
Richard's national award- 
winning photo, "Model of 
a Prototype," is also on the 


Jim Hubbard 

(mathematics) has retired 
as vice president and 
chief of staff at Mercury 
Marine, the world's leading 

Carolyn-Kay Lundy '63 

Lundy '63 

Lundy, a member 
of the Class of 
1963, was honored 
as "Alum of the 
Year" by Lycoming 
College and the 
Lycoming Chamber 
of Commerce at the chamber's annual Education 
Celebration event on March 6. 

Each year, the chamber recognizes alumni from 
Lycoming College, Penn College and Newport Business 
Institute who live in Lycoming County and have made 
outstanding contributions to the community. 

Lundy's citation declared that her "long-standing and 
tireless volunteer efforts have benefitted and continue 
to serve the Williamsport community and Lycoming 
College alike." 

Lundy has served as president of four community 
organizations: Williamsport Symphony, Williamsport 
Home, Junior League and Williamsport Lycoming Arts 
Council. She has also served on numerous other local 
boards, including the YWCA, Lycoming County Chapter 
of the American Red Cross, Hemlock Girl Scouts, 
Children's Development Center and Friends of the 

She has volunteered her time and energy in support of 
the Community Arts Center, Lycoming United Way and 
Florence Crittenton Home, and has served as assistant 
county chairperson to the Republican Party. 

Lundy has been a trustee of Lycoming College 
since 2000 and previously served on the College's 
Alumni Association Executive Board. She is currently a 
member of the Campaign for a Brighter Future Executive 
Committee and chair of the College's 1812 Society for 
leadership giving. She has hosted alumni events for the 
College in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida for 
many years. 

Lundy earned a bachelor's degree in French from 
Lycoming and a master of public administration from 
Marywood College, where she was inducted in to the 
academic honor society of Pi Alpha Alpha. She lives in 
Williamsport with her husband, Frank. 

manufacturer of recreational 
marine propulsion engines. 
He worked for Brunswick 
Corporation, Mercury's 
parent company, his entire 
36-year career. In 1990, he 
accepted the position of vice 
president of human resources 
at Mercury's headquarters 

in Fond du Lac, Wise. He 
was named chief of staff in 
1992. Jim's family includes 
wife, Sharon, and two 
adult children, Kristina and 


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40 lh Reunion 
Oct. 10-12, 2008 

Philip Beckley (history) 
has launched Splash, a new 
Finger Lakes public relations 
and marketing firm, with 
business partner, Charles 
Wilson. Beckley was the 
publisher of the Finger Lakes 
Times from 1998 to 2005. He 
is president of the Geneva 
Arts Development Council 
and Geneva Growth. He 
and his wife. Linda, reside 
in Geneva, N.Y. They have 
three children. 

Angela M. Bednarczyk 
(psychology) recently 
retired following 10 years 
of designing software for 
deaf and hard of hearing 
people. Her final project, "A 
Crash Course in American 
Sign Language." was 
developed with a linguist 
who is deaf. The course 
includes almost 400 ASL 
signs, both as individual 
words and in sentences. She 
is now a deacon at The 
National Presbyterian Church 
and coordinates the class, 
"Perspectives on the World 
Christian Movement." 


Class Scribe: 

Tom McElheny 

Dan Hulitt (psychology) 
lives in Waconia, Minn., 
where he works in 
corporate procurement for 
SUPERVALU. He and his 
wife, Jewell, have two sons, 
Chris and Geoffrey. Chris 
is a Naval Officer pursuing 
a master's degree from 
the Navy War College. He 
has served in Japan and 
Iraq. Geoffrey is a college 

Class Scribe: 

Susan Stewart 

30 Cedarcliff Circle 

Asheville, NC 28803-9541 

susancstewartfa hotmail. com 

Dr. John Edward 
Marthinsen (economics) 
has published the second 
edition of "Risk Takers: Uses 
and Abuses of Financial 
Derivatives." John is the 
author of numerous articles 
and books. Among his most 
recent books are "Managing 
in a Global Economy: 
Demystifying International 
Macroeconomics" and the 
first edition of "Risk Takers: 
Uses and Abuses of Financial 
Derivatives" (2005). John 
is the distinguished chair in 
Swiss Economics at Babson 
College's Glavin Center for 
Global Management. John's 
primary research interests are 
in corporate finance, global 
macroeconomic analysis, 
banking and international 
financial markets. John 
and his wife, Laraine 
(Danielson) '70, reside in 
Sherbom, Mass. 

T. Stephen Turnbull 
(sociology) retired from the 
Navy Reserve on Feb. 9, 
during a private ceremony 
at the Navy Operational 
Support Center in White 
River Junction. Vt. The 
event was attended by more 
than 60 family members 
and friends, including the 
Catamount Pipe Band. 
Stephen received five 
awards including the Third 
Navy and Marine Corps 
Achievement Medal for 

his dedicated service to 
the Navy. For 22 years, he 
had been affiliated with 
Naval Mobile Construction 
Battalion Twenty-Seven out 
of Brunswick. Maine. He 
resides in Northfield. Vt. 


Class Scribe: 

Jon (Craig) Koons 

3 1 3 Pedley Drive 

Clarks Summit, PA 18411 

(570) 587-3928 

koons71 scribe& 

Mordecai Lipshutz 

(theatre) retired from WXXI 
Classical 91.5 in Rochester, 
N.Y. He had been producer 
and host of "Live From 
Hochstein." the longest- 
running live broadcast 
concert series in western 
New York. 

Elizabeth (Bojane) Heap 
(English). Lycoming's first 
blind graduate, works for 
the Bergen County (N.J.) 
Department of Human 
Services, Division of Senior 
Services. She previously 
worked for 1 2 years as a 
medical transcriptionist. 
Elizabeth resides in Ramsey. 
N.Y, and may be reached at 

James A. Pietrovito 
(political science) presented 
at back-to-back conferences 
in Denver in late February 
and early March. Prior to 

the conferences, he searched 
the Web and contacted a 
Lycoming classmate who 
lived in the area. While in 
Denver, James and his wife, 
Janet, met Robyn (Johnson) 
Alsop '71 and her husband. 
Dan. for dinner. Robyn hopes 
to contact the rest of the "Old 
Mam Gang" and make sure 
that they show up for their 
40th reunion. 


Class Scribe: 

Linda (Burton) Kochanov 

34 Jefferson Avenue 

Danbury CT 06810 

(203) 744-0393 

Paul Betlyn (physics) is 
the owner of Betlyn's Heat- 
ing and Cooling Co. He re- 
sides in Moon Twp.. Pa. 

Rev. Bob Coombe (soci- 
ology) served this spring as a 
delegate with The Compas- 
sionate Listening Project that 
traveled to the Middle East. 
The trip helped him gain a 
better understanding of how- 
to address conflicts and make 
peace within a community. 
He is the pastor at the Yard- 
ley United Methodist Church 
in Yardley. Pa. 

T. Stephen Turnbull 70 (left) 

From kit James "I and Janet Pietrovito with Robyn (Johnson) '71 and 

Dan Alsop 

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Gene Dodaro '73 

Dodaro named acting comptroller general 

Gene L. Dodaro, who earned an accounting degree from 
Lycoming in 1973, became acting comptroller general of the 
U.S. Government Accountability Office on March 13. He 
will serve in this position until the president nominates and 
the Senate confirms a successor from a list of candidates 
proposed by the Congress. 

Founded in 1921, GAO's mission is to help improve 
the performance of the federal government and ensure 
its accountability to the Congress and, ultimately, the 
American people. 

In a GAO career dating back more than 30 years, Dodaro 
has held a number of key positions at GAO. For the last 
nine years, he has served as the chief operating officer, 
the number two leadership position in the agency, assisting the comptroller general in 
providing leadership and vision for GAO's diverse, multidisciplinary workforce. His day- 
to-day management efforts ensured that GAO met the Congress's need for reliable, timely 
and relevant information on government operations. Dodaro oversaw the development and 
issuance of hundreds of reports and testimonies to the Congress annually. 

As chief operating officer, Dodaro led the development of GAO's strategic plans for 
serving the Congress and improving government in the 21st century. He also directed 
GAO's high-risk program, which focuses attention on and proposes solutions to major 
management challenges and risks across the federal government. 

Dodaro has testified many times before the Congress. He has worked closely with the 
Congress and various administrations on major management reform initiatives. 

Dodaro is a National Academy of Public Administration Fellow and a member of the 
Association of Government Accountants. He has received many of GAO's top honors as 
well as recognition from outside organizations, including the American Society for Public 
Administration, the Institute of Internal Auditors and Federal Computer Week. 


Class Scribes: 

Virginia (Ginny) Shamlian 

P.O. Box 367 

Dingmas Ferry, PA 18328 

(908) 295-4553 (c) 


Sherrie Burton Smith 

103 S. Cherry Grove Ave 

Annapolis, MD 21401-3629 

(410) 280-9086 

sandrsmith@verizon. net 

35 th Reunion 
Oct. 10-12, 2008 

Joyce Michaud (art) 
offered a hands-on ceramics 
workshop focusing on 
advanced wheel-throwing 
concepts and techniques at 
Hood College in Maryland. 
Joyce is an assistant 
professor of art and the 
studio art coordinator at 

Hood. Her work has been 
exhibited in numerous 
venues nationwide and is 
represented in many private 
collections both nationally 
and internationally. 
Barry Osborne 
(sociology) was inducted 
into the Delaware County 
(Pa.) Athletes Hall of Fame 
in April. 


Class Scribe: 

Sherry L. MacPherson 
P.O. Box 167 
Shiloh.NJ 08353 
(856) 451-4976 
SLMacp@aol. com 

1973 graduates Janet (Wirite) Jensen. Katherine (Durney) Vilkas. Fran 
(Barraclough) Graham. Ann (Belli Wood. Missy (Wachter) Molino attended the 
wedding of Fran s daughter held July 2007 in Williamsport. 

Jill S. Lawlor (English) 
was recently named vice 
president of marketing and 
community outreach at Coo- 
per University Hospital in 
Cherry Hill, N.J. She resides 
in Haddonfield, N.J., with her 
husband and three children. 


Class Scribe: 

Gail Gleason Beamer 
82 Littlefield Lane 
Marlborough, MA 01752 
(508) 460-0682 
Beamette@aol. com 

Adele (LaSalle) Danilo- 
wicz (English - literature) 
works for a group home for 
people with mental disabili- 
ties. She and her husband, 
Fritz, live in Catawissa, Pa., 
in a log home they built. 

Richard Dill (accounting) 
was promoted to vice presi- 
dent and chief financial offi- 
cer of Brodart Co. He joined 
Brodart in 1982 and most 
recently held the position 
of treasurer. He resides in 
Williamsport with his wife, 
Pamela, and is the father of 
three children. 


Class Scribe: 

Tom Eisenman 
1615 Whitehall Drive 
Lima. OH 45805 
(419) 516-4499 

John S. Keenan III 

(history - elementary 
education) was named the 
Outstanding Citizen of 
the Year by Phoenixville 
(Pa.) Area Chamber of 
Commerce in June 2007. He 
is a past president of both 
the Phoenixville Jaycees 
and the Kiwanis Club of 
Phoenixville. John is serving 
on the board of directors 
for the Schuylkill River 
Heritage Center. He is also a 
member of the Phoenixville 
Historical Society, and has 
served for several years as 


his church's treasurer. John 
is a fourth-grade teacher 
and is in his 3 1 st year of 
teaching. He also serves as 
the technology coordinator 
for his school. John and his 
wife, Linda (Gray) '75, 
have one daughter, Jessica, 
who is a junior at MIT. They 
live in Phoenixville in a 
home built in 1920 by John's 


Class Scribe: 

Brian Leonard 

5901 E. Prince George Drive 

Springfield. VA 22152 

(703) 569-0146 


Frank Kindler (business 
administration - economics) 
completed his 13th year 
as head football coach at 
Camp Hill High School 
and celebrated his 100th 
win last fall. Frank co- 
owns four Harrisburg-area 
Planet Fitness clubs with his 
brother. Bob. He resides in 
Mechanicsburg, Pa. 


Class Scribes: 

Edward and Jane (Snyder) 


8 Fernstead Lane 

Berlin. CT 06037 

fish 1 1 56(asbcglobaI. net 

30 ,h Reunion 
Oct. 10-12, 2008 


Class Scribe: 

John Piazza 
416 Pine Street 
Williamsport, PA 17701 
(570) 321-1818 
johnpiazza3(a verizon. net 

Dave Yilushis (biology) 
has been promoted to field 
development manager in the 
southeastern U.S. for Bayer 
Healthcare Pharmaceuticals. 

His main areas of focus 
include succession planning, 
talent management and 
workforce development. He 
and his wife, Kay. reside in 
Raleigh, N.C. 


Class Scribe: 

Ruv Crowe 

305 North Rd 

Garden City. NY ll 530 


Dr Cinch Hell 'Kj 

Dr. Cindy L. Bell 

(mass communications - 
music) was recently named 
an associate professor 
of music education at 
Hofstra University in New 
York, where she directs 
the 75-voice university 
choir. Cindy concluded her 
eight-year appointment at 
Queens College, CUNY, 
by directing the Queens 
Choirs in the annual holiday 
program, "A City Singing," 
during Christmas at St. 
Patrick's Cathedral in New 

York City. The repertoire 
included pieces she sang 
while in the Lycoming 
Choir. "Weinachten" by 
Mendelssohn and "Hodie 
( 'hristus \ hi us Est" by 

Charlene (Messner) 
Shellenberger (biology) 
joined the education division 
of Healthworks. Inc.. as a 
clinical education specialist. 
She is responsible for 
creating, developing and 
delivering cardiovascular- 
specific education to the 
companv's hospital clients. 


25 lh Reunion 
Oct. 10-12, 2008 

Deirdre Connelly 

(business administration! 
has been elected to the board 
of Macy's Inc. Connelly is 
president of U.S. operations 
at Eli Lilly. 


Class Scribe: 

Lynn Cruickshank 
126 Roselawn Avenue 
Fairport. NY 14450 
(585) 388-8998 


Class Scribe: 

Theo (Gude) Truck 
(770) 238-6820 

If you were a 
member of the Class 
of 2003 and have 
information in a 
credential file in the 
College's Career 
Development Center 
and wish to keep it, 
please request that 
this information be 
mailed to you. Infor- 
mation remaining in 
credential files after 
Aug. 25, 2008, will be 

Please note that 
education materials are 
no longer being kept by 
the Education Depart- 
ment. If you would like 
this information mailed 
to you, please contact 
the Career Develop- 
ment Center by e-mail 
or by phone at (570) 

Thank you, 

Career Development 

Class a/ 1984 Sigma Pi brothers (from left) Jim Seykot, John Whalen, 
Joe Stepchuk and Bill Techtmann during their annual gathering 

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Charles "Chip" Czulada 

(accounting) was named 
chief financial officer and 
director of operations at 
Reading Bakery Systems in 
Lower Heidelberg Township, 
Pa. He is responsible for the 
financial and administrative 
areas, as well as human 
resource activities. Chip also 
manages the quality-control, 
purchasing, shipping and 
receiving, and manufacturing 
departments. He resides in 
Spring Township. 


Class Scribe: 

Patricia M. (Dempsey) 


791 Caley Road 

King of Prussia. PA 19406 

(610) 768-0404 

mphutch@msn. com 

A. Davin D'Ambrosio 

(business administration) 
has been appointed vice 
president and treasurer of 
Suburban Propane Partners, 
L.P., a nationwide marketer 
of propane gas, fuel oil and 
related products and services. 
The company is based in 
Whippany, N.J. 

(Jackie) Weder (mass 
communications) has 
been named vice president 
of marketing and public 
relations at Southeast 
Georgia Health System, a 
not-for-profit organization. 
Jackie, who reports to 

Jacqueline Weder '83 

President and CEO Gary 
R. Colberg '76, oversees 
marketing, public relations, 
volunteer services, health 
promotion and wellness. She 
and her daughter. Harmony, 
live in Brunswick, Ga. 

Armand Nardi 
(communications) was 
named publisher of the 
The Courier, a newspaper 
in Russellville, Ark. He 
and his wife, Cathy, live 
in Russellville with their 
2-year-old son, Armand, Jr. 


Class Scribe: 

Tina Muheim 

604 Washington Square. Apt. 


Philadelphia. PA 19106 

(215) 574-0160 (h) 

(215) 928-8436 (w) 

tmuheim@colpenn. com 


Class Scribe: 

Cindy Smith Snyderman 
3 Edwin Miller Drive 
Glen Mills. PA 19342 
(610) 558-0998 (h) 
stealthcu@aol. com 

20 ,h Reunion 
Oct. 10-12, 2008 

Dr. William Charles 
Frick (religion) received 
the University of Oklahoma 
Department of Educational 
Leadership and Policy 
Studies 2008 "Most 
Promising Faculty Award" 
on May 2. He is an assistant 
professor at Oklahoma and 
resides in Norman. 


Class Scribe: 

Wendy Park Myers 
10 Yorktown Drive 
Shamong, NJ 08088 
(609) 268-5458 (h) 
timwendym@comcast. net 


www. I 


Class Scribe: 

Courtenay Wells Arendt 
633 Oak Farm Court 
Lutherville. MD 21093 
(410) 561-0909 
cma86@msn. com 

Kristin (Friel) Stewart 

(nursing) works on the IV 
team at Lankenau Hospital. 
She previously worked in a 
cancer unit and a hemophilia 
center at Thomas Jefferson 
University Hospital. Kristin 
and her husband, Dave, have 
four boys, David, 11, Patrick, 
10, and twins Brian and 
Michael, 7. They reside in 
Narberth, Pa. 

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Class Scribe: 

Malena (DeMore) Pearson 

407 Winthrop Street 

South Williamsport, PA 


(570) 320-7370 

mpearson(a),elsd. org 

Mike Pearson 

(psychology) was named 
head football coach at South 
Williamsport High School, 
from which he graduated in 
1986. He is employed by 
the school district as a sixth- 
grade science teacher. 



OCT. 10-11, 2008 

Celebrate 55 years of Psi Chapter at Lycoming College 

Honor the founders. . .reunite with your pledge class 

and era brothers. . .meet the current brothers 

Look for your mailings 
and emails or contact 



Class Scribe: 

Julie Makatche Collins 

1209 Hatfield Court 

Abingdon, MD 21009 

(410) 676-0072 


The Gamma Delta Sigma 
sisters from the Class of 1992 
celebrated their 15 lh annual 
reunion at Homecoming 

John (Ed) Frick 
(history) had his article "An 
Ethic of Connectedness 
- A Crucial Component 
of School Leadership" 
published in Pennsylvania 
Educational Leadership, the 
professional journal of the 
Pennsylvania Association for 
Supervision and Curriculum 
Development. He resides in 
Mount Joy, Pa. 

Juliet C. (Emnett) Stoke 
(psychology - Spanish) 
has accepted another term 
as regional manager with 
Mothers & More, a national 
non-profit organization 
dedicated to improving the 
lives of mothers through 
support, education and 
advocacy. Julie also works 
part-time as a licensed 
marriage and family 
therapist. She and her family 
live in Apalachin, N.Y. 

Gamma Delta Sigma sisters from 

the ( 'lass of 1992. top row from left 
Dawn (Klein) Bentley. Elizabeth 
/Snowman) Baresh. Nina (Doclo) 
Barbieri. Samantha (Mothersbaugh) 
Sherman. Debbie (Donnan) Kaiser. 
Kathleen (VanDalen) Burkhurd. 
Claudia (Tomasello) Mendler and 
Erin (Hursen) Adams; bottom 
row from left: Maty (Bowman) 
Behler. Cathy (Swezey) Basilii. 
Marijo (Mullen) Montgomery. 
Amy (Atkinson) Hester and Megan 
(Roland) Cogan 


Class Scribe: 

Andrea Ruble Miller 
2897 Willow Wood Court 
Crofton.MD 21114 
(410) 721-6225 
amproducer@aol. com 

15 ,h Reunion 
Oct. 10-12, 2008 

Jayme (Yerger) 
Cashman (theatre - 
elementary education) 
teaches third-grade with the 
West Shore School District. 
She is also the Academic 
Bowl advisor and FAN 
Club coach for fitness and 
nutrition. She and her 2-year- 
old daughter, Bella, reside in 
Hampden Township, Pa. 

Alison (Greenberg) 
Plessinger (psychology) 
accepted a position with 
Booz Allen Hamilton, a 
strategy and management 
consulting firm. She is a 
strategic communications 
consultant in the defense 
market, working with 
government and military 
clients to solve their 
communication problems. 
Allison lives with husband, 
Eric, and daughter. Victoria, 
in Alexandria, Va. 

Anissa (Epple) Ritchie 

(psychology) received 
national board certification 
in childhood education 
from the National Board 
for Professional Teaching 
Standards. Only 67 teachers 
in the state of Pennsylvania 
received this award in 2007, 
and only nine in her area of 
certification. Anissa relocated 
to Pennsylvania in 2007 
after teaching in Florida 
for 14 years. She resides in 
Hummelstown, Pa. 


Class Scribe: 

Michele (Wawroski) Hogan 
7 Stuart Road 
Sterling, MA 01564 
(781) 444-2254 (h) 
michele&^xartan. com 

Lt. Walter Chubrick 

(history) has served as a 
White House social aide 
since August 2005. Social 
aides assist the White 
House social secretary in 
support of the president 
and first lady during White 
House functions. Duties 
include welcoming guests, 
coordinating receiving 
lines, escorting guests and 
facilitating movement of 
guests though the events. He 
is stationed at U.S. Coast 
Guard Headquarters in 
Washington. DC. 

Jennifer Reimer 
(sociology) was named head 
women's basketball coach 
at Case Western Reserve 
University in Cleveland. 
Ohio, in September. In 
seven seasons at Allegheny 
College, she posted a 120-68 

Class Scribe: 

Bob Martin 
2467 Route 10 East 
Building 6 Unit 1-R 
Morris Plains. NJ 07950 
(973) 401-1983 (In 
Martin 1 80@aol. com 

Kurt I 


ogy) was 
to national 
of sales 
training and development 
at Align Technology Inc.. 
the maker of Invisalign. He 
has been in sales the last six 
years working for Align and 
Dentsply International. Kurt 
also worked the last six years 
in Northern Virginia as an el- 
ementary and middle school 
teacher, and basketball and 
football coach. 

Dr. Jennifer (Schmidt) 
Koehl (biology) was granted 
tenure at Saint Vincent 
College, where she is an 
associate professor of biol- 
ogy. She joined the biology 
department in 2002 and also 
ing their 
has re- 

Vincent College Faculty 
Research Grants to continue 
her research on antibiotic-re- 
sistant bacteria. Her work has 
been published in peer-re- 
viewed journals. In addition, 
she is an active participant 
of the Saint Vincent College 
Relay for Life team. Jennifer 
is a resident of Greensburg. 

Kristin Nash (political 
science) was named 
finance director to GOP 
congressional candidate Lou 
Barletta's campaign team. 
She began her career in the 
scheduling office of Gov. 
Tom Ridge and was director 
of scheduling and advance 
for Ridge and Gov. Mark 

Dr. Jennifer Koehl '95 

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Class Scribe: 

Angela (Dakshaw) Sweeney 
224 Jefferson Avenue 
Downingtown, PA 19335 

Matthew McGovern 

(economics) is the recipient 
of the 2008 "30 under 40 
Award" presented by the 
Building Systems Council 
of the National Association 
of Home Builders. He is 
employed by Kuhns Brothers 
Enterprise in Lewisburg, 
Pa. Matthew resides in 
Hughesville with his wife. 
Amy (Hippensteel) '96, and 
children, Benjamin, 7, Laura, 
4, and Hannah, 1 . 


Class Scribe: 

Lauren Kolaya 

1081 Oakland Avenue 

Plainfield, N J 07060-3411 

(908) 755-5710 or 

(908) 962-0816 


Kirsten (Schwalm) Miller 

122 Bressler St. 

Sayre, PA 18840 

(570) 888-6486 


Jennifer (Orchowski) 
Chaffee (business adminis- 
tration - management) was 
a track and field inductee at 
the 23 rd Tioga County Sports 
Hall of Fame Induction cer- 
emony in March 2008. The 
ceremony recognizes individ- 
uals from Tioga County who 
have demonstrated great abil- 
ity in the field of sports. Jen- 
nifer qualified for the NCAA 
championships in the javelin, 
earning All-American status 
with a seventh-place finish 
in 1995. 

Ron Rega (criminal jus- 
tice) was promoted to the 
rank of major in the U.S. 
Marine Corps on Jan 3. He is 
the operations officer for 7th 

Communications Battalion, 
III Marine Expeditionary 
Force in Okinawa, Japan. 
He is responsible for the 
planning and execution of 
military training exercises 
for approximately 500 Ma- 
rines in Thailand, Korea, 
Philippines, Okinawa and 
Australia. Ron and his wife, 
Alycia (Meacher) '99, reside 
in Okinawa with their three 

John (Jack) Tobias (his- 
tory) was named head foot- 
ball coach at Bald Eagle Area 
High School. Jack is also 
employed as the assistant 
principal at the high school. 

Tami (Hull) Wunder- 
Italia (psychology) teaches 
sixth-grade in Central Bucks 
School District in Doyle- 
stown. Pa. She earned a 
supervision certification in 
curriculum and instruction 
from Lehigh University. She 
resides in Warrington, Pa., 
with husband, Michael, and 
daughter, Johanna Alline. 


Class Scribe: 

Brencla (Bowser) Soder 
2105 Carriage Square Place 
Silver Spring, MD 20906 
(301) 946-4321 
BrendaSoder@comcast. net 

10 lh Reunion 
Oct. 10-12,2008 

Matthew Wolfe (busi- 
ness administration) and his 
brother, Todd Wolfe, received 
the Charleston International 
Film Festival Best Emerging 
Filmmaker Award for their 
movie "Left/Right." Matthew 
also received the Blue Cross 
Blue Shield Award for Best 

1999 2001 

Class Notes: 

Heather Myers 

321 Oak Street 

South Williamsport, PA 


(570) 327-1408 (h) 

Christopher Dalla 
Piazza (physics) works 
for the Lycoming County 
Department of Information 
Services, where he helped 
develop the county's new 
Web site 

Anne Heimel (biology) 
was promoted to senior 
utilities plant operator at the 
Northwest Water Treatment 
Plant in Winston-Salem, N.C. 


Class Scribe: 

Amanda Peterman dalla 


115 Carpenter St. 

MuncyPA 17756 

(570) 546-9440 

Christopher Kriner 

(criminal justice) was 
presented the Old Lycoming 
Township's Officer of the 
Year Award for 2007. The 
award is given to the officer 
who exemplifies what it 
is to protect and serve. 
Christopher has been with 
the Old Lycoming Township 
police department six years. 

Shannon (Kitlas) 
Wolcott (business 
administration) graduated 
with a master's degree in 
exercise, fitness and health 
promotion from George 
Mason University in May 
2007. She is working as an 
assistant fitness director for 
the Fairfax County Park 
Authority and resides in 
Alexandria, Va. 

Class Scribe: 

Andrea (Duncan) Mitcheltree 
3695 Meadow Lane 
Bethlehem, PA 18020 
thedunc@hotmail. com 

Kerrie (Brown) Scott 

(business) is working toward 
a master's degree in admin- 
istrative science at Fairleigh 
Dickenson University. She is 
employed by the Township 
of Vernon as a principal fis- 
cal analyst and a real estate 
agent for Century 21. She is 
also the treasurer for the Ver- 
non Animal Welfare League. 
Kerrie resides in Vernon, 
N.J., with her husband, 

Amy Staller (psychol- 
ogy) is working for CVS/Ca- 
remark in Northbrook, 111., as 
a communications and train- 
ing analyst for the analytics 
and outcomes department. 
She resides in Villa Park, 111. 


Class Scribe: 

Sharon Rogers 
218 69th St. 
Guttenberg, NJ 07093 
(201) 679-2611 
SharonR6300@aol. com 

Amanda Keister '02 

Amanda Keister 

(communication), a 
multimedia reporter for 
The Daily Item in Sunbury, 
Pa., earned a second-place 
award from the Pennsylvania 


Associated Press Managing 
Editors in the online 
coverage of breaking news 
category for her video report 
of a fire that left a family 
homeless. The video report 
aired on the newspaper's 
Web site. 

M. Nicholas Greyshock 
(accounting - financial) 
was recently promoted to 
manager at SF & Company, 
P.C., a CPA and business 
advising firm. He has 
worked for the firm since 
2002 and specializes in the 
construction industry. 

Stephen Olsen '02 

Stephen Olsen 

(economics) has joined 
Chester County law firm 
Gawthrop Greenwood, 
focusing on estate planning, 
business transactions and tax 
law. He earned a juris doctor 
from Villanova University 
School of Law, where he 
is working on a master of 
laws degree in taxation. He 
is a member of the Chester 
County and Pennsylvania 
bar associations as well as 
the Chester County Estate 
Planning Council. Stephen 
lives in West Chester. Pa., 
with his wife, Beth, and their 
two daughters. 


Class Scribe: 
Charlene Bartolotta 
82-20 Parsons Blvd., Apt. 1 
Jamaica. NY 11432 
cbartolottal 23@yahoo. com 

5 ,h Reunion 
Oct. 10-12,2008 

Sarah (\ irkler) Craig 

(theater - acting) is an actress 
in Atlanta, Ga., where she 
and her husband, Donovan, 

Tami Lumbatis (business 
administration - marketing) 
has been promoted to 
marketing officer at Orrstown 
Bank. In her new role, she 
helps plan and execute all 
advertising, manages special 
events and is responsible for 
the brand identity. 


Class Scribe: 

Christine Colella 
LycoChristinelll@aol. com 

Kelly Connors 

(psychology) completed 
the elementary education 
certification program at 
Hillsborough Community 
College. On Feb. 10, she 
finished the Gasparilla 
Marathon in Tampa, Fla.. 
in 4 hours and 48 minutes. 
Kelly resides in Tampa. 

Stephanie Hendershot 
(art - commercial design) 
has joined the design staff 
of PhaseOne Marketing and 
Design in Sunbury. She has 
worked on projects including 
the Susquehanna Valley 
Visitors Bureau's annual 
visitors guide and the DuMor 
Product Catalog. Stephanie 
resides in Mount Carmel. 

Ian Kauffman (biology) 
was promoted to head girl's 
soccer coach at Central 
Dauphin East High School, 
where he served as an 
assistant coach for two years. 

Sgt. Robert B. Neil 
(criminal justice) is in the 
Army Reserves and has been 
mobilized and activated for 
deployment to an undisclosed 
overseas location in support 
of Operation Iraqi Freedom. 
He is an intelligence analyst 
normally assigned in Upper 
Marlboro, Md. 

Timothy F. Sullivan 
(economics, philosophy) has 
passed the Florida Bar Exam 

Timothy Sullivan '04 (left) 

and is working as an assistant 
state attorney for the 6th 
Judicial Circuit of Florida in 
Clearwater. Tim and his wife, 
Kelly Cantando, reside in 


Class Scribe: 

Kristen Dart 

22 Moore Ave. 

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 

Jill (Parker) Bierly 

(archaeology/culture of the 
ancient Near East) earned a 
master's degree in art his- 
tory from the University of 
Massachusetts at Amherst. 
This fall, she will continue 
her studies at UMASS in the 
master's/doctoral program in 
anthropology. Her research 
will focus on archaeology of 
the Eastern Mediterranean. 
She is returning to Idalion. 
Cyprus, for the 2008 summer 
excavation season. 

Rachel Blaasch (archae- 
ology/culture of the ancient 
Near East. English - creative 
writing) was accepted into 
the Peace Corps and is in 
Vanuatu in the New Hebrides 
Islands, where she will spend 
two years working to help 
reduce disease and illness. 

Kristen Dart (history, 
Spanish) is in her second 
year of theology school at 
Drew Theological Seminary 
in Madison, N.J. She is also 
the pastor of Niverville- 
Chatham Center United 
Methodist Church in Niver- 
ville. N.Y. Kristen resides in 
Saratoga Springs. N.Y. 

Kristin (Gearhart) 
Daughertv (sociology) is a 
waiver care manager w nh 
the Pennsylvania Department 
of Aging in Williamsport. 
Pa. Her husband. Kyle, is 
a partner in Susquehanna 
Valley Sportswear located 
in Hughesville, where they 

Andrea (Santini) Smith 
(biology) earned a master's 
degree in genetic counseling 
from Arcadia University in 
Glenside, Pa., in May 2007. 
She resides in Sellersville, 


Class Scribe: 
Michele Connors 
243 West Main Street 
Weatherly.PA 18255 
mconnors(3jinbox. com 

Jamie Hershey 
160 E. Evergreen Street 
West Grove. PA 19390 
jhershey@onmac. com 

Josemar Castillo 
(chemistry) passed her 
candidacy exams at Arizona 
State University and is a 
Ph.D. candidate. In March, 
she presented at the PittCon 
Conference & Expo in New 
Orleans. Last year, she was a 
presenter for the Federation 
of Analytical Chemistry and 
Spectroscopy Societies in 
Memphis, Tenn. 

Chad Decker (biology) 
was named head wrestling 
coach at York High School, 
where he also teaches 

David McEhvee (political 
science) entered the United 
States Army in Januaiy 2007 
He completed basic combat 
training at Fort Leonard 
Wood. Mo., and advanced 
individual training at Fort 
Huachuca. Ariz. David 
was assigned to the special 
troops battalion. 4th Infantry 
Division at Fort Hood. Texas, 
and is deployed in Baghdad 
as part of Operation Iraqi 

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Peter Semanoff (history) 
gave a talk to social studies 
classes at Lehighton Area 
High School about his 
experiences in the military 
and his deployment in Iraq. 
Peter was on an 1 8-day leave 
from his deployment when 
he stopped in to discuss his 
work and share the value 
of military service with the 

Rosemary Spellman 
(English - creative writing, 
psychology) earned a 
master's degree specializing 
in federal program 
management from Trinity 
University in Washington, 
D.C. She works in the Johns 
Hopkins University Library 
Services Center in Laurel. 


Class Scribe: 

Laura Holdredge 
21 Gary Lane 
Tunkhannock, PA 18657 com 

Elizabeth (Sauers) 
Callahan (psychology 

- elementary education) 
is a full-time family and 
consumer science teacher 
at Williamsport Area High 
School in Williamsport. 
Her husband. Michael, runs 
Callahan's Antiquities, in 
Montoursville, Pa. They live 
in Trout Run, Pa. 

Meaghan Cottrell 
(business administration 

- marketing) is a business 
analyst with Sodexho Pass 
USA. She works with the 
sales and marketing teams. 

Andrea Eiswerth 
(accounting - financial) is a 
staff accountant with Maher 
Duessel in Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Melany McGillvray 
(astronomy and physics) 
is an exploratory research 
support analyst for the 
Department of Homeland 
Security - Domestic Nuclear 
Detection Office. She resides 
in Fairfax, Va. 

Jennifer Quinn (creative 
writing, history) joined the 
Army in August 2007 and 
has completed basic training 
and advanced individual 
training. In May, her unit was 
deployed to South Korea for 
a year. 

Stephanie Schatz 
(corporate communications) 
graduated in May from 
Clarion University with a 
master's degree in library 
science. She moved to 
Niles, Ohio, to serve as the 
head of children's services 
at McKinley Memorial 
Library. She is responsible 
for coordinating library 
programs for toddlers 
through the fifth grade, as 
well as fulfilling collection 
development and reference 

Glenn Smith 
(business administration - 
management) and two other 
WGRC reporters received 
first-place honors for best 
sports play-by-play at the 
Pennsylvania Associated 
Press Broadcasters 
Association annual 


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Sealed: Deborah iDiOrio) '94 and Michael Weaver: standing from left: 
Wendy (Barton) '94 and Scott Dohrynio '94. Len and Cathy (Geisinger) 
Hahn '94, Waller Chuhrick. Shanon (Logue) Alves '94. Susan (Pennachio) 
Dabrowski '93. Chuck DiOrio '91. Christa Millard '95 

Adele (LaSalle) '75 and Fritz J. Danilowicz, Sept. 1, 2007. 

Deborah (DiOrio) '94 and Michael Weaver, Nov. 17. 2007, 
in Coal Township, Pa. Wedding party members included: 
Christa Millard '95 (bridesmaid) and Chuck DiOrio '91 
(groomsman). Attending alumni included: Wendy (Boyton) '94 
and Scott Dobrynio '94. Catherine (Geisinger) '94 and 
Len Hahn '94. Susan (Pennacchio) 
Dabrowski '93, Shanon (Logue) 
Alves '94 and Walter Chubrick '94. 

Stacy (Bree) '96 and Richard Wei. 
April 28, 2007, in Princeton, N.J. Brides- 
maids included Vicki (Shiro) Reynolds '96 
and Kristin (Fisher) DiGiacomo '96. 

Tami (Hull) '97 and Michael Italia, 
Dec. 27, 2007. in Langhorne. Pa. The bride 
was accompanied down the 
aisle by her daughter. Johanna 


Nicholas Smedley. May 19, 
2006, in St. James, Barbados. 
A reception, held in Reading. 
Pa., was attended by Lycoming 
alumni Dave Wisnoski '98 and 
Vanessa Beach '99. A second 
reception was held in Welles- 
bourne. England, the groom's 

Stacy '96 and 
Richard Sei 

Tami '97 and Michael Italia with 
Tami 's daughter. Johanna 

Pete Metzgar '98 and Amy Metzgar, 
Aug. 9, 2007, in Honolulu, Hawaii. They 
had a reception at their home in Moores- 
ville, N.C., on Sept. 29, 2007. Alumni in 
attendance were Mark Johnston '98, and 
Mike '98 and Erin '98 Bennett. 

Holly (Hiergeist) '98 and Johnny L. 
Wilson Jr., March 31, 2007, in Harrisburg, 
Pa. Alumni in attendance were: 

Amy and Pete 

and Metzgar 'V,S 

Holly (Hiergeist) Wilson 98 and Johnny L Wilson Jr., with alumni Pant 

(Featenby) Roberson '98. Heather Jacobs '98. Jen Holt '9S V/i ole (I erlisi) 
Firth '97. Bryan Firth '95, Pete Metzgar '98. Carolyn Tascione '01, Britton 
(Ruff) Shelton '99. Jennifer (Walter/ Wetzel '99, Erica (Weaver) Wagner '98. 
Jason Wagner '95: Missing from photo Robin Hannan '89 and Christen 
Ditzler. head women's basketball coach 

Pam (Featenby) Roberson '98. Heather Jacobs '98. Jen Holt '98. 
Nicole (Ferlisi) '97 and Bryan Firth '95. Pete Metzgar '98. 
Carolyn Tascione '01. Britton (Ruff) Shelton '99. Jennifer 
(Walter) Wetzel '99. Erica (Weaver) '98 
and Jason Wagner '95. Robyn Hannan '89 
and Christen Ditzler. Lycoming's head 
women's basketball coach. 

Amanda (Hollenbacher) '00 and 
James Pierce '99, Aug. 7, 2007. in Walt 
Disney World Wedding Pavilion, 
Orlando, Fla. 

Amanda '00 and 
James Pierce '99 

Julie (Jacobs) '01 and Jona- 
than Rizalvo, Sept. 29. 2007. in 
Gilbertsville. Pa. The couple 
resides in South Riding, Va. 

Jessica (Swartz) '01 and 
Stephen Drown '01. Dec. 1. 
2007, in Rahway, N.J. Alumni 
in attendance were: Frank '01 

and Rebecca (Low) '01 Mie 01 and Jonathan Rizalvo 

Guardini. Michael Zavagansky '00. 
Andrew Showalter '01 and Nick 
Carter '01. 

Kelly Welker '01 and Michael Hill. 
Nov. 24, 2007, in Bally. Pa. Bridesmaids in- 
cluded Alicia (Matukonis) Kline '01 and 
Caren DelBove '03. Also in attendance 
were: Andrea (Duncan) Mitcheltree '01. 
Monica (Marcinek) Lizzul '00. Jenny 
Eves '01. Laurie Scherer '02. Amber 
Simchak '02. Eric Holzauer '02 and 
Jennifer Santa '02. 

Dr. Heather (Wilt) '01 and Dr. John 
Coco, Aug. 18. 2007, in Syracuse. N.Y. 
Jennifer (Kowalchick) Claus '01 and 
Emily (Strieker) Eisenhower '01 were 
bridesmaids. Other Lycoming alumni in 
attendance wore: Adrianna (Kuckla) 

Kelly Welker 01 and 

Michael Hill 

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John Coco 

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Heather (Babbony) '01 and Jeremy Temple with family and friends 

Rupprect 01, Molly (Morgan) Fuller 01 and Leanne 
(Shultz) Silvis '01. The couple lives in Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Heather (Babbony) '01 and Jeremy Temple. May 19, 2007. 
The wedding party included: Julie (Babbony) Kostecki '99. 
Tara (Tiley) Cary '02. Amy (Hannibal) 
Smith '00 and Thomas Babbony '05. 
Guests included: Christianne (Vaughn) '97 
and Alan '00 Harpster, Janel (Franson) 
Justice '01, Amanda Clare '01, Sarah 
(Conley) Sehildt '01, Marsha MeQuate '04, 
Breann Wolfe '02, Bob Sehildt '00, Dan 
Barker '02, Caroline Iglio '04, Bob 
Cusson '05, Austin Duckett '02, Katrina 
(Eaton) Fredo '01 and Carmine Cillo '56. Donovan Craig 

Sarah (Virkler) '03 and Donovan Craig, 
Aug. 25, 2007. in Athens, Ga. 

Kristin (Gearhart) '05 and Kyle Daugh- 
erty, June 16, 2007, in Williamsport, Pa. 

Melissa (Wennberg) '03 and Anthony 
Buhay, Sept. 2, 2007, in Elizabethtown, Pa. 
Alumni in photo: Melissa (Wennberg) '03 
(bride), Anna M. Kossman '03 (maid 
of honor) is top center; Renee 
Griech '03 (bridesmaid), 
bottom left. 

Robin (Williard) and 
Andrew McGovern '05, 
Nov. 24, 2007, in Upper 
St. Clair, Pa. Best man was 
brother of the groom, 
Matthew McGovern '96. 
Nick Nastasi '07 read in 
the wedding. Other alumni 
in attendance were: Robert 
Cusson '05, David 
Morgan '05. Tim Morris '06, 
Eric Hackenburg '07, 
Christian Shaffmaster '05, 
Andy Derr '06 and Amy 
(Hippensteel) McGovern '96 
Dr. David Fisher, professor 
of astronomy/physics, also 

Megan (Miller) '05 and 
Adam Kirk, July 14, 2007, in 
Williamsport, Pa. 

Krisrin '05 and Kyle 

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Melissa '03 and Anthony Bt 
wedding party 

From left, first row: Toni Felton '05. Tara Crowe '05 and 
Heather Kauffman 05; (second row): Greg Hart '03, 
Pam Tipler '05. Erin (Waltz) Merrill '05. Liz Miller '05. 
Jen Delp '05 and Adam Wagner '06. 

Robin and Andrew McGovern '05 
(right) talking with Dr. David Fisher. 

Jill (Parker) '05 and Patrick Bierly '06, 

June 16, 2007, in Bethlehem, Pa. Bridal 
party included: Sam Bierly, Katie (John) 
Stewart '05, Jesse Pach '05, Emily 
Mentesana, Jill (Parker) '05, Patrick 
Bierly '06, Krystal Ray '05, Brian Johnson, 
Bethany Mingle '05, Crystal Anderson '06 
and Luigi Racanelli '05. 

Erin (Waltz) '05 and Christopher 
Merrill, Sept. 22, 2007, in Watsontown, Pa. 

(Wright) '06 
and Bradley 
Webb '05, July 
7, 2007, in the 
College's Clarke 
Chapel. Bridal 
party included: 
Betsy Reese '07 
(maid of honor). 
Connors '06, 
Bonner '07, 
Ropka '07, 
(best man), 
Todd Webb, 

Woleslagle "04, 
Joseph Ditzel 
and Meghan 
Strong '07 
alumni were in 
attendance, in- 
cluding several 

members of the Lambda Chi Alpha Frater- 
nity and the Alpha Xi Delta Women's Fra- 
ternity. The Webbs reside in Arlington, Va. 

Allison Nicole (Raymond) '07 and 
Bradley Arron Faust '06, June 2, 2007, in 
Concord, Va. 

Amanda Raymond '09 was the maid of 

Elizabeth (Sauers) '07 and Michael G. 
Callahan, Aug. 4, 2007. Elizabeth is the 
daughter of Jon K. Sauers '73 and Terri 
O'Conner '03. Her brother Donald C. 
Sauers, II '09, was one of the groomsmen. 

Lauri (Suben) '07 and Joe Moyer '07, 

Nov. 10, 2007, in Williamsport, Pa. 

Jill '05 and Patrick 
Bierly 06 

Front row from left: Bradley Webb '05 (groom) and 
Melissa ( Wright) Webb '06 (bride); middle row from left: 
Betsy Reese '07. Michele Connors '06. Lindsay Bonner 
'07 and Whitney Ropka '07; back row from left: Alex 
Yannaccone. Todd Webb. Daniel Woleslagle '04 and 
Joseph Ditzel 

Allison '07 and 
Bradley Faust 06 

Elizabeth '07 and 
Michael Callahan 





Michelle and Kirk Bow- 
er '89. a son, Ian Michael. 
Jan 5.2008. He joins big 
brother. Dylan, 2. 

kristen and Jamie Sleep- 
er '92, a daughter, Avery 
Marie, Jan. 15,2008. 

Susan and T.J. Gorman 
'93. a daughter. Cassidy Ma- 
rie, Sept. 22, 2007. She joins 
big brother, Shane, 3. 

Kristy (Paparelli) '93 

and William McCrea, a son, 
Logan Patrick, Aug. 10, 
2007. He joins big sisters, 
Megan. 6 and Abigail. 3. 

Natalie (Kleinfelder) 

'94 and Brady Fitzgerald, a 
son, Finnegan Francis, June 
17.2007. He joins big broth- 
ers Brady. 9. and John. 3. 

Kathleen and Peter Reit- 

meyer '93. a daughter, Nata- 
lie Kathleen, Dec. 18, 2006. 

Cara (Wehler) '94 and 

Robert Bloom, a son, Galen 
Robert, Oct. 30, 2007. He 
joins big brother, Reece, 5. 

Kimberly (Graf) '95 and 

Toby Reed, a son. Joshua 
Bryan, May 17, 2007. He 
joins big sister, Grace. 

Shannan (Stoner) '95 
and Brian Marshall '94. 

a son, Connor Benjamin, 
Aug. 20, 2007. He joins big 
brother, Colin Lenox, 2. 

Amy Luzier '96 and Jeff 
Barrett '96. a daughter, Abi- 
gail Elise, June 26, 2007. 

Laurel (Nicolas) '96 and 

Michael Nickles, a son, Mat- 
thew Isaac, Sept. 24, 2007. 

Alison (Smith) '97 and 

Frank Sabatino, a daughter, 
Maya Elizabeth. Sept. 16. 

Tracy (Zuber) '97 and 

Bruce Charsky, a daughter, 
Katie, Jan. 9, 2007. 

Tina (Bennett) '98 and 

Todd Henry, a daughter. 

Autumn Elizabeth, May 8, 
2007. She joins older sister. 

Marsha and Wayne Dief- 
fenderfer '99. a daughter, 
Emily Grace. Oct. 6. 2007. 

Heather and James Lewis 
'99. a son. Xander. Jan. 10, 


Brandon Shelton. a daughter, 
Emerson Lyn, March 30, 

Jamie (Douglass) '00 

and Neil Dietrich, a son, 
Jacob Allen. April 20, 2007. 
He joins big brother. Lucas, 2. 

Amber Lynn (Kimble) 

'00 and Brad Paul, a son, 
Derek Owen, June 26. 2007. 

Hillary (Barrett) '01 

and Dr. Keith Cetera, a son, 
Parker Madden, April 9, 

Amy (Sinner) '00 and 
Robert \ anderwall '98, a 

son, Gabriel Carl, Dece. 15, 

Sarah (Wolferz) '01 and 
Morgan Kyte '00. a son. 
Liam James, Oct. 30. 2007. 

Francesca and Joshua 
Albeck '02. a son. Damian 
Joshua, March 13,2008. 

Angela (Null) '02 and 
Todd Brysiak '01, a daugh- 
ter, Ashlyn Marie, Jan. 24. 

Beth Collins and Steve 
Olsen '02, a daughter. Anna 
Lily, June 2. 2007. She joins 
big sister. Lucy, 3. Anna's 
maternal grandmother is 
Regina Collins. Lycoming's 
assistant dean for freshmen, 
and her paternal grandfather 
is Dr. Kurt Olsen. professor 
of psychology. 

Holly (Ely) '03 and Rob- 
ert Din mar '03, a son, Ro- 
man William. Oct. 6, 2007. 

Brady, Finnegan and John Fitzgerald 

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Margaret E. Comely 
MacNab, of Venice, Fla., 
Sept. 19, 2006. She is 
survived by a son and a 


Jane J. Flumerfelt 
Miehalek, of New York, 
N.Y., Aug. 16, 2006. She is 
survived by her husband, 


William J. Ulp, of Berkeley, 
Calif, Aug. 8, 2006. He is 
survived by his wife, Grace. 


Francis M. Brink, of 

Williamsport, Pa., Nov. 19, 

Mabel S. Stewart 
Sutherland, of DuBois, Pa., 
April 11,2008. 


Faylene H. Hottenstein 
Marks, of Montandon, Pa., 
Dec. 12, 2007. 


Madeline E. Klein Collins, 

of El Dorado Hills, Calif.. 
Feb. 11,2005. She is 
survived by her husband, 


Phyllis L. Rowles Confer, of 

South Williamsport, Pa., Dec. 
27, 2007. She is survived by 
her husband, Lawrence, and 
a daughter. 

Marguerite Gehron Rich, 

ofWoolrich, Pa., Feb. 22, 
2008. She was a trustee 
emeritus of Lycoming. 
Marguerite is survived by 
two daughters and two sons. 


Rev. Dr. Elwood 
C. Zimmerman, of 

Mechanicsburg, Pa., 
March 16, 2008. He is 
survived by his wife, Delores. 


John G. (Jack) Hollenback. 

of Williamsport, Pa., Feb. 19, 
2008. For more than 30 
years, he taught business 
administration at Lycoming. 
He also served as department 
chair, and as senior member 
of the faculty. Jack carried 
the College Mace at 
numerous commencements. 


Herbert A. Canon, of 
Frederick, Md., Oct. 6, 2007. 
He is survived by his wife, 


Robert C. Buck, of South 
Williamsport, Pa., Jan. 12, 
2008. He is survived by a 

Lucy J. Tremayne Durney. 

of Dover, Del, Feb. 9, 
2008. She is survived by a 
daughter and a son. 

Rev. Leslie McRae, of 

Bradenton, Fla., Nov. 27, 

2007. He is survived by his 
wife, Mary, a daughter and 
a son. 


George Terrat Jr., of 

Princeton, Mass., April ll, 

2008. He is survived by five 


R. Clifford Chesnutt, of 

Lititz, Pa., Feb. 2, 2008. 
He is survived by his wife, 
Peggy, and a son. 

Gilbert E. Love, of West 

Union, Ohio, Jan. 15, 2008. 
He is survived by his wife, 
Valerie, a daughter and a 

Stanley J. McFarland Jr., 

of Potomac, Md., April 6, 
2008. He is survived by his 
wife, Nancy W. Wright 
McFarland "52, and two 


Coleen J. Jenkins Lenig, 

of Danville, Pa., Feb. 22, 
2008. She is survived by her 
husband, Robert. 

Dr. Richard K. Smith, of 

Williamsport, Pa., April 26, 
2008. He is survived by his 
wife, Mary Alice, and three 


Rev. Dr. Robert F. Zanker, 

of Mechanicsburg, Pa., 
March l, 2008. He is 
survived by his wife, Martha 
(Getman) Zanker '57, a 
daughter and two sons. 


Mary W. Wentzler Lander, 

of Montoursville, Pa., 
March 1,2008. She is 
survived by her husband, 
Albert, and two sons. 


Donald H. Zang, of 

Shrewsbury, Pa., March 25, 
2008. He is survived by his 
wife, Katherine, and two 


Donald B. Bohr, of 

Oldsmar, Fla., Dec. 24, 2006. 
He is survived by his wife, 

Richard D. Forsburg, of 

Williamsport, Pa., April 10, 
2008. He is survived by his 
wife, Natalie, and three sons. 


Franklyn Gumbs. of Perth 
Amboy, N.J., Feb. 28, 2008. 


Dr. Daniel E. Hill, of 

Williamsport. Pa., April 3, 
2008. He is survived by 
his wife. Daphne, and a 


Edith Wood Evans, of 

Greensburg, Pa., April 1, 

2007. She is survived by 
her husband, Gerald, five 
daughters and a son. 

Robert W. Stull, of 

Leesburg, Fla., Dec. 21, 2007. 
He is survived by his wife, 


Thomas N. Batchelor, of 
Spring City, Pa., March 12, 

Janet L. Kupfrian Poland, 

of Philadelphia, Pa., March 2, 

2008. She is survived by two 

Allen M. Scattergood, of 
Coopersburg, Pa., Nov. 23, 

2007. He is survived by his 
wife, Barbara and two sons. 


Frank W. Wearin, of 

Greenwich, Conn., Jan. 13, 

2008. He is survived by his 
wife. Diane (Hutchinson) 
Wearin '67. 


Melvin A. Goldy III. of 

Williamsport, Pa., March 9, 
2008. He is survived by 
his wife, Nancy, and two 


James M. Kitchen, of 

Roaring Branch, Pa., 
March 9, 2008. He is 
survived by his wife, Sara, 
two daughters and three sons. 


Tony K. Schepis, of 

Danville, Pa., Feb. 20, 2008. 
He is survived by his wife, 
Linda (Morrison) 
Schepis '72, and two sons. 


William F. Davis, of 

Creswick, Pa., Nov. 8, 2005. 



Debra J. Stevenson, of Mill 

Hall. Pa.. Aug. 19,2007. 


Barry H. Belgrade, of 

Sterling. Va., Dec. 27. 2007. 

George W. Gedon, of 

Montoursville, Pa., March 
12,2008. He is survived by 
his wife, Antoinette, two 
daughters and a son. 


Rev. Pamela C. 

Cianciosi Sanagorski, of 

Chambersburg, Pa., Feb. 6. 

2008. She is survived by her 

husband, the Rev. Thomas 


Gregory M. Ebbert, of 

Lehighton. Pa.. Nov.l7, 2007. 
He is survived by his wife, 


Russell A. Bloodgood. 

of Bakersfield, Calif.. 
Jan. 29, 2008. He 
served as Lycoming's 
food service director 
for 19 years. The 1976 
yearbook was dedicated 
to him. He is survived 
by his wife, Betty '73, 
and five children. 

/)/■ Harvey W. Mdrsland 

Dr. Harvey W. 
Marsland. of Port 
Charlotte, Fla., Feb. 7, 
2008. He served on 
Lycoming's board of 
trustees from 1971-74 
and received an honor- 
ary degree from the 
College in 1977. He is 
survived by his wife, 
Mary, two sons and a 

Judge Dudley Anderson '68 presides over the muck trials 

Heather Prokop presents her east 




in court 

Several Lycoming students 
were recently brought before a 
judge in the Lycoming County 
Courthouse. Fortunately for 
them, their appearance in court 
was part of a series of mock 
probation violation hearings 
associated v\ ith their criminal 
justice course (CJ 340). Instruc- 
tor Rob Thompson, who also 
serves as a probation parole 
officer in Lycoming County, 
collaborated with Judge Dudley 
Anderson '68 and the public 
defenders office to hold the 
hearings April 4 and 1 1. 

"Each student was as- 
signed a fictitious offender 
that had \ iolated one or more 
of the conditions of his or her 
supervision." said Thompson. 
"The students were required to 
utilize what they have learned 
this semester and come up with 
a recommendation and present 
it before Judge Anderson." 

According to Thompson, 
the students gained valuable 
hands-on experience by pre- 
senting a parole probation vio- 
lation case before a judge, justi- 
fying their actions and making 
recommendations. During 
the hearings, public defenders 
rebutted the students' ad\ ice 
and made recommendations of 
their ov\ n. The students were 
responsible for making an argu- 
ment as io wh) Judge Anderson 
should act according to then 

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Viva Lai? Lyco 

Check the Homecoming Web site for complete information and schedule updates: 


Friday, Oct. 10 

10:30 a.m. 

3-3:45 p.m. 

6 p.m. 
8:30 p.m. 

Saturday, Oct. 11 

9:30 a.m. 

10 a.m.- Noon 
10:30 a.m. -12:15 p.m. 

11 a.m. 
12:30 p.m. 
1:30 p.m. 

5-6:30 p.m. 
6:30 p.m. 

Sunday, Oct. 12 

11:30 a.m. 

Thomas B. Croyle 70 Memorial Golf Tournament - White Deer Golf Course, Rt. 1 5, 

Montgomery ($70) 

Always Seen, Never Understood: Sculpture and Stained Glass Walking Tour with 

Dr. Amy Golahny - Fine Arts Building lobby to Christ Episcopal Church and James V. Brown 


Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Social Hour and Dinner - Holiday Inn Downtown ($18) 

3 rd Annual Homecoming Fireworks - Quad 

Welcome Reception and Campus Tours - Burchfield Lounge, WSC* 

Dedication of Lycoming's new residence hall, The Commons - Washington Blvd. 

and Mulberry St. 

Archives Open House - College Archives, Academic Center (lower level) 

Alumni Brunch and Awards Presentation - Jane Schultz Dining Room, WSC* ($15) 

Volleyball Tri-Meet: Lycoming/Moravian/Marymount (matches also at 1 :30 p.m. and 3 p.m.) 

Homecoming Parade: Viva Las Lyco! 

Football Game: Lycoming vs. Albright - David Person Field 

Reunion pictures; Alumni Awards and Athletic Hall of Fame Recognition; Crowning of King 

and Queen 

All-Alumni Reunion Social Hour -33 East, 33 E. Third St. 

President's Annual Dinner- 33 East (by invitation) 

Class of 1958 Recognition and Heritage Club Brunch with President James and Emily Douthat 
Jane Schultz Dining Room, WSC* ($15; Class of 1958, no charge) 

* WSC = Wertz Student Center 

Reunion year classes as well as academic departments, athletic programs and Greek organizations are 
planning events during Homecoming Weekend. Watch for your Homecoming brochure in the mail or check 

the Web site for further information.