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Uuring the summer of 1996, the Olympic Games captured the hearts
of people around the world. That overwhelming spirit, which began
with the lighting of the first torch, has persevered throughout the
triumphs and the tragedies of every person and place that has been
touched by the Olympics. Although the torch is gone from Atlanta, its
light remains - in each of us. Each student, professor, and administrator
at Lebanon Valley College possesses that spirit, and with it comes the
ability to make every endeavor a positive and fulfilling experience. In
spite of the official closing of the games, it has clearly been proven at
LVC that "the torch is gone, but we are the light."
— Carrie Stull
1 hroughout the academic year there are a variety of
events and activities that fill the campus calendar and
entertain both students and faculty. Each of these proj-
ects, which are all usually sponsored by student or-
ganizations, require an incredible amount of dedication
and time from the people who plan them. That devotion
and hard work is apparent when the event becomes a
success. After the curtain closes or the booths are torn
down, those involved, such as the members of the Spring
Arts Committee, get an opportunity to reflect upon the
positive outcome. That positivity in turn instills within
their minds a new spark of inspiration that will carry
them successfully through their next endeavor.
— Carrie L. M. Stull
(§ WP )
A First Taste of College Life
Jl illed with excitement
and nervousness, the
freshmen arrived on
campus to begin an un-
forgettable journey. Led
by orientation leaders,
they unpacked their be-
longings, got acquainted
with their roommates,
and purchased their
At the Opening Con-
vocation, the Class of
2000 officially became
students of Lebanon
Parents soon departed
as students bes:an to ad-
just to their new home.
They became more at
ease as their Resident
Assistants and Peer Ad
visors prepared them for
the college academic
and social experience.
Events such as Playfair
and the dance brought
the whole class together.
The next few days in-
volved First Year Expe-
rience Seminars where
students met and in-
teracted with their aca-
demic advisors and pro-
fessors. Two programs,
Power Plays and Strange
Like Me informed stu-
dents of the realities of
rape and racism. Other
dances and programs
were scheduled to keep
the students entertained
throughout the week-
— Clint S. Rudy
Along with their new classmates, Maureen Haynes, Jimmy
Baylor, and Mike Gloss get a chance to do some teamwork.
To kick off Playfair, the freshmen and their orientation leaders
cheer for one another while taking a few laps around the
The students learn rather quickly to trust their new friends!
Juniors Willy Carmona and Mike Washkevich provide some
musical entertainment for the students, parents, and faculty
members after the Opening Convocation.
Jon Pentecost and Mike Keisinger put on a juggling
performance while trying to find new members for their club.
To add to the Activities Fair, Dining Services provides a
Seafood picnic over the dinner hour.
While running the Black Culture Club table, Angie Koons takes
a moment to talk with Vicki Gingrich.
Alpha Psi Omega and Wig & Buckle members Alicia Way and
Bob Bednarczyk hope to find new students with a passion for
Annual Event Invites New
Students into Organizations
ber 4 marked the day of
the annual Activities
Fair, an event in which
organizations on campus
get a chance to show
what they have to offer
and in some cases try to
enlist new members.
Along the walkways of
the Academic Quad
were tables laden with
sign-up sheets, photo al-
bums, and the various
literature of the differ-
ent clubs. There were
approximately 4 1 tables,
each representing an or-
ganization or club on
campus. Some, like the
Psychology and German
clubs were academic,
others were religious
like Project and H.I.S..
Sororities and fraterni-
ties even came out,
along with other new
and unique organiza-
tions like the Juggling
There were quite a
few added attractions,
like the pseudo-Sumo
wrestling, the Cartoonist
doing free portraits, and
the seafood. The weath-
er may not have been
one of those attractions,
but mercifully, the rain
that had started to fall
did not last very long.
— Malaika Cheney-
Lead singer of Polyester Chicken, Jason Drayer, entertains the crowd in
his first appearance of the evening.
"Bad Medicine," consisting of musicians such as Jason Drayer and Mike
Bodan, bring down the house with their revival of the group Bon Jovi.
Second Place Winner Steve Rosenfeld captivates the
crowd by juggling not only balls, but also knives,
rings, and flaming torches.
Ben Farrell adds variety to the mostly musical show,
by enlightening the audience with his own poetrv.
Comedian and host, Vince Morris,
successfullv warms tip the audience
with his opening monologue.
Heather Wilson. BCC Vice President
awards the prizes to the top three
acts of the show.
Displaying a Variety of Talents
JLieedy Theater was "a buzz"
with students swarming to the
College Center and filing in to
their seats to witness the
Fourth Annual Talent Show
sponsored by the Black Cul-
ture Club. Leedy reached its
full capacity with spectators
sitting in the aisles and stand-
ing by the doors.
A few minutes after 8 p.m,
the show began with Angie
Koons, BCC President, an-
nouncing the comedian and
host for the evening, Vince
Morris. The crowd was recep-
tive to Morris and warmed up
quite quickly once he began
his opening monologue.
The judges for the Talent
Show were President Pollick,
Dave Newell, Kim Saunders,
Beth Anne Zielsdorff, Cornell
Wilson, and Gentaro Yui. The
judges based the participant's
scores on creativity, audience
appeal, organization, appear-
ance, and talent.
Most of the groups in com-
petition were musical groups
including Fxlipse, and Polyes-
ter Chicken. Some other peo-
ple chose to reveal talents oth-
er than musical ability, such as
Ben Farrell's poetry reading,
Steve Rosenfeld's juggling act,
and the dance group Praise
Him with Dance.
The top three winners for
the night received prize mon-
ey in the amounts of $25, $50,
and $75 respectively. The
winners for the evening were
Polyester Chicken in third pla-
ce, Rosenfeld in second place,
and first to Jason Lausch and
Jennifer Wentzel for their
dance act, to which they con-
fessed that they spent a lot of
time on. Wentzel added that
"the competition was stiff... we
were really surprised by the
— Anni M. Shockey
First Place Winners Jason Lausch and Jennifer Wentzel
dance to a mix of music ranging from "Staying Alive" to
The vast crowd responds to one of the many jokes made
by the comedian.
One of last year's most popular acts, Dawn Weiser,
returns to the stage to sing "Stay."
Yvonne D'Uva and her
escort, David Gottschalk
Tenneil Daniels and her
escort, Michael Price
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Kimberly Leister and her
escort, Robert Shaffer
Erica Schneck and her
escort, Larry Larthey
Heather Wilson and her
escort, Gerald Wilson
Wendy Zimmerman and
her escort, Brant
Council Sponsors Olympic Weekend
A he Olympic torch lit
LVC's campus Home-
coming Weekend, Octo-
ber 25-26, as the festivi-
ties of an Athens
Homecoming began. The
worked on a multitude
of activities for students.
Thursday night mark-
ed the beginning of the
line-up when Freshman
and Seniors took on the
Sophomores and Juniors
in the annual powder
puff game. On Friday
night, a bonfire and pep
rally were held on Ar-
On Saturday, stu-
dents, and alumni
crowded the stands to
watch LVC Dutchmen
take on Moravian Col-
lege and to see Yvonne
D'Uva crowned Home-
coming Queen at half-
Before the event took
place, chairperson of the
tee, Leslie Gardiner sa-
id, "Inspired by the
Olympics theme, the
West Dining Hall will be
decorated with Olympic
Rings, grapes, and pil-
lars." To match the
theme, students were ur-
ged to wear togas to the
dance. That evening,
Brian Blanford was
— Lynne Heisev
During the game against Moravian, Greg Kohler receives a pass
and tries to escape the opposition.
Dave Schott leads his fellow TKE brothers in their parade to
Drum Majors Meredith Price and Michele Weber battle for
control over the Marching Band during the half-time show.
The Band's "space" theme appeals to the spectators.
Crimes of the
Play Offers Opportunities for
A lie cast of this year's
Homecoming play Crimes
of the Heart worked hard on
stage to prepare for their
opening night in Leedy
"I'm really excited about
this show. We have made a
lot of progress, and there is
a lot of intense acting,"
stated Lisa Epting, director
of the play. Crimes of the
Heart is a comedy-drama
that takes place in the
kitchen of the Magrath
house in Hazlehurst, Mis-
sissippi. The story is about
three Magrath sisters and
how each deals with the sui-
cide of their mother and
the "murder" of the family
The oldest sister, Lenny
Magrath, played by Julie
Repman becomes an old
maid. The middle sister,
Meg Magrath, played by
Brooke Johnson goes off to
Hollywood to find fame
and fortune, but finds nei-
ther. And, the youngest sis-
ter. Babe Botrelle, played
by Gwen Lawson shoots
her wealthy politician hus-
band. The other cast mem-
bers include, Chick Boyle,
played by Danielle Boileau,
the family's cousin. Babe's
lawyer, Barnette Lloyd, is
played by Brandon Flatley
and Meg's old boyfriend,
Doc Porter, is played by
One valuable quality of
this play is the emphasis it
giyes to women actors.
"Crimes of the Heart is one
of the few available plays
lor production that has
more women than men in
it," stated Dr. Pry. "This
play gives a lot of nice op-
portunities for women ac-
tors because it is centered
around females," said Ep-
— Ellen Gehr
To be sure that Babe will stay out of jail, Meg talks to Barnette
(Brandon Flatley) about how to best go about the case.
Lenny (Julie Repman) and Meg (Brooke Johnson) argue about
how to deal with Babe's predicament.
Meg tries to get Babe (Gwen Lawson) to talk to her about how
and why she shot her husband.
Chick (Danielle Boileau) bursts into the kitchen to spread the
latest vicious gossip.
Members and guests enjoy the refreshments at the reception.
Amie Kabia prepares to be interviewed about Kwanzaa.
Following the actual ceremony, the audience is entertained by
an area storyteller.
Shanda Finney gives her input about the success of the Third
Annual Kwanzaa Celebration at Lebanon Valley College.
African American Holiday
Celebrated by BCC
"n Wednesday, Novem-
ber 20, the Lebanon Valley
College Black Culture Club
sponsored the Third An-
nual Kwanzaa Celebration.
The event was held in
Leedy Theater and was fol-
lowed by a reception in
Entertainment for the
evening included music,
storytelling, and a candle-
lighting ceremony which
explained the meaning and
principles of Kwanzaa.
Black Culture Club mem-
bers educated the audience
by explaining that the Afri-
can American holiday fo-
cuses on things such as
strength, family unity, and
— Carrie L. M. St till
A Girl's Guide to
The Endless Search for "Mr. Right"
.TXlpha Psi Omega presented A
Girl's Guide to Chaos by Cynthia
Heimel on Valentine's Day week-
end, February 14-16. It is a witty
play about the plight of the single
woman in the 1990s. The play
focuses on the lives of three
friends, Cynthia, Rita, and Cleo,
and some of the men they en-
counter. The man is not the bad
guy in this play, he is just seen
through the eyes of the woman.
He does however, get to say his
peace, even if it is just for a mo-
Cynthia, played by Kate Laep-
ple, is the central character. She
is a woman of the 1 990s: works,
sleeps, eats, and is forever in
search of the perfect man.
Cleo, played by Jody Jacobetz,
is an upper-class girl. She is a
scientist who becomes convinced
that her intellect scares away any
chance of a suitor.
Rita, played by Brooke Ander-
son, is a spitfire Texan artist who
knows way too much about what
not to look for in a man. Married
and divorced three times, she just
can't seem to find a man who can
deal with her demands.
Lurene, played by Danielle
Boileau, is a waitress. She appears
a couple of times throughout the
show to lend a little bit of sanity
to a not-so-sane set of dialogue.
Finally, there is Jake, played by
Wayne Knaub, who actually plays
a couple of different men in the
show. As Jake, he is Cynthia's ex-
boyfriend who becomes interest-
ed in Cleo as the play progresses.
He is the man who gets to say his
peace about women in order to
show that men are not bad guys,
just a little misunderstood.
— Arianne Zeck
While Rita and Cleo playfully battle over an article of clothing, Lurene
(Danielle Boileau) works to earn a paycheck at just one of her many jobs.
During his monologue, Jake (Wayne Knaub)
discusses the frustrations that come with dating in
the 1 990s - from the male perspective.
Although previously betrayed by men in her life,
Rita (Brooke Anderson) puts on a brave front and
tackles each day with strength and an unbelievable
sense of humor.
Cleo (Jody Jacobetz) and Cynthia (Kate Laepple)
make one of their frequent visits to Rita's kitchen,
where she entertains them with the thought
process of the "typical male."
Sister Hubert (Jody Jacobetz), Reverend Mother, and Sister
Amnesia present the cookbook, "Baking with the B.V.M
(Blessed Virgin Mother)."
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Leo (Kate Wilson), and the others recount the tragic events
surrounding the vichyssoise.
Sister Robert Anne (Jessica Smith), the troublemaker of the
Order, shows Reverend Mother (Kelly Roth) her "Convent
The Sisters try to ignore the outrageous conversation between
Sister Mary Amnesia (Andrea Hendricks) and Sister Mary
Annette (Lori Moyer).
Leedy Theater Hosts the Little
Uan Goggin's musical
comedy Nunsense reached
the L.V.C. stage this semes-
The play centers around
five nuns who are desper-
ately in need of raising
money to officially bury the
last four of the fifty-two sis-
ters who died after eating
Sister Julia Child of God's
Vichyssoise soup. It seems
that Reverend Mother,
played by the exceptional
Kelly Roth, used the rest of
the money they raised to
buy a VCR for the convent
instead of burying the re-
Jody Jacobetz played Sis-
ter Mary Hubert, who
serves the Order as Mis-
tress of the Novices, train-
ing the recruits. Her phi-
losophy is to be gentle on
her Novices, yet firm. Jody
took the cake with her
Sister Robert Anne,
played by Jessica Smith,
was the child of a disadvan-
taged Brooklyn family. Her
devilish grin invites you to
explore the nunnery from
the "wild side."
Sister Mary Amnesia,
played by Andrea Hen-
dricks, has a tendency to
forget more than she re-
members after a crucifix
fell on her head. Her dy-
namic voice and back-
ground in dance became
apparent as she performed.
Finally, we have Sister
Mary Leo, played by Kate
Wilson, who has come
from an Illinois Farm to
"dedicate her life to God
through the dance."
Overall, the five talented
actresses provided an en-
— Arianne Zeck
Events Entertain Campus
'pening ceremonies for
Greek Week were held on
Sunday April 13. During
this week long event, the
Greek organizat ons com-
peted in numerous events.
The event filled week
was kicked off with a cook-
out followed by a God and
Goddess ceremony. Each
organization chose one of
their members to portray
their favorite God or God-
dess. The night was then
topped off with the events
of musical chairs, an egg
drop and a pie eating com-
petition, which were held
between the Hammond
and Keister dormitories.
Each day of the week was
packed full of events and
tough competition with
each organization hosting
an event of their own. Fol-
lowing the opening cere-
monies were events such as
tug-of-war, an obstacle
course, kickball, arm wres-
tling (women only), belch-
ing contest (women only), a
beauty contest (men only),
assassins, greasy watermel-
on contest, mud volleyball,
row race and the famous
Even though only
Greeks participated in
these events, the entire stu-
dent body and faculty were
invited and encouraged to
attend and support the or-
ganizations. An event that
attracts a large portion of
the student body each year
is the gong show. "Even
though I am not Greek, a
lot of mv friends are and I
like to support them. I en-
joyed watching the gong
show. It is always good for
a few chuckles," said soph-
omore Matt Franks.
The week came to a
roaring end and closing
ceremonies were held on
Thursdav April 17. During
the ceremony, the final re-
sults were announced. Al-
pha Sigma Tau and Kappa
Sigma Kappa placed first.
It was a close competi-
tion throughout the whole
week. The competition was
real good and next year we
hope to win," said Dave
Schott, President of TKE.
— Stef Leiser
The "Philo Phreaks," Steve Lynch and Josh Howard, model in
the beauty contest.
The Knights of the Valley are "Staying Alive" as they once
again win the Gong Show.
Clio sister Ashley Cox coaches Heather Wilson, as Janell Cuddy 4
tries to keep her steady.
Marcia Tumpey, Rick Hopf, and Jessica Bostdorf try to get
clean after a match of mud volleyball.
Students such as Meredith Price and Rachel Rascoe, who
chaired the Music Committee, teach songs to the children.
Keirsten Shumate directs the children to their next activity.
Area Students Learn that
Education can be Fun
April 25 students
from the Annville-Cleona
School District were invit-
ed to the campus to experi-
ence a day dedicated speci-
fically to them. Children's
Day is quickly becoming a
well-loved tradition at
L.V.C. thanks to the plan-
ning and organization of
students like Audra and
Dan Palopoli. The junior
Elementary Education ma-
jors gathered together
classmates and volunteers,
who proceeded to plan
workshops and activities
that would entertain the
children all day.
Some of the workshops
included music and songs,
crafts, storytelling, games,
and a special performance
by the Rainbow Troupe.
The day's events taught
the children one particular
lesson - that learning is fun.
— Carrie L. M. Stull
Elementary Education major. Amy Borders, takes some time to
talk to the kids in her group.
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The children enjoy a day of activities
that includes games and stories.
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Kevin Neidig, a freshman, and his band are just one of many groups to perform on the main stage throughout the Spring Arts weekend
nnual Festival Offers Entertainment
for Students and Alumni
he annual Spring
Vrts/Alumni Weekend began
m Friday, April 25 and ex-
ended through Sunday, April
The preparations for this
extraordinary event were co-
ordinated by Sarah Eckenro-
le, who advised all the com-
One of the main products
hat ensured financial success
vas the sale of the t-shirts.
rhis year the t-shirt design
vas created by three LVC stu-
lents, Chris Edwards, Jamin
vlcKee, and Mike Newman.
To kick off the weekend,
here was a festival of college
>ands. Then, on Saturday af-
ernoon was the cardboard
culpting contest. Six groups
xeated some art of their very
own in this unique event. Star-
ting at 7:00 p.m. there were
more live bands performing.
On Sunday, the festivites
continued when students
could have attended the sec-
ond annual student art show,
or taken part in Children's
Students such as Jody
Jacobetz, leader of drama
events, and Jason Drayer,
chairperson for music enter-
tainment helped greatly in
Jacobetz also performed,
along with other students.
The Alpha Psi Omega pledge
class performed skits on Fri-
day evening, and the Theater
and Performance class presen-
— Kelly Sonon
Wig and Buckle members Gina Azzara and Gwen
Lawson take part in Children's Theater on
Sunday Afternoon by acting out the story of "Jack
and the Beanstalk."
The booths set up by many campus organizations
provide a variety of activities, such as sand art.
Yvonne D'Uva takes a group of alumni on a tour, to
show them the changes and new additions to the college.
1 his year, the senior class of Lebanon Valley College
accomplished many things. As individuals, each of them
excelled by meeting their own personal goals. In particu-
lar, the young men and women used their lifetime of
training to their advantage as they faced their final year
of undergraduate education. Many were student teach-
ers, who brought their knowledge and energy to the
students whose lives they touched. Some completed
internships which brought them more valuable educa-
tion that would prepare them for their future jobs, but,
collectively, they spent their final year at L.V.C. creating
memories and gaining experiences that will last them a
— Carrie L. M. Stull
Nicole L. Adams
Jessica A. Albert
Kristi J. Ames
Marc V. Attivo
Tara L. Auman
Rebecca L. Avers
Jessica L. Ayers
Brian P. Blanford
Melissa B. Blouch
Brian P. Botella
Amy R. Bowman
Lisa M. Brandt
Eric V. Bricker
Edward J. Brignole
Stephanie R. Brown
English - Secondary
Jennifer L. Bryan
Mary T. Bullock
Christie M. Burger
Anthony P. Burke
Susan C. Butler
Jennifer L. Byers
Russell J. Ciliento
Regina E. Cocco
Nicole M. Connors
Letizia J. Conway
Thomas P. Cornish
Yvonne A. D'Uva
Tenneil L. Daniels
Chad A. Davis
Diane D. Dickey
Joseph R. Dillon
Corrina L. Doerge
Livingstone S. Dore
Susan G. DuBosq
Jennifer L. Echard
Kerri A. Eckenrode
Sarah E. Eckenrode
Jennifer L. Emerich
Edward C. Erie
Denise M. Falcone
Tara L. Fickert
Brandon W. Flatley
Holly C. French
Dawn S. Friday
Lavinia M. Garcia
Todd J. Goshert
Matthew A. Gross
John M. Gruber
Michael L. Guyer
Jessica C. Haas
Laura A. Hain
Jennifer L. Hand
Bradley S. Harris
Scott F. Henck
Jason D. Henery
Brant A. Hershey
Chemistry - A. C. S.
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Nathan A. Hillegas
Lori M. Horst
Michael A. Houck
Josh E. Howard
Brian C. Hughes
Stephen C. Jayne
Stephen C. Jenks
Matthew S. Jones
Roy D. Jones
Brian J. Kampf
Allen C. Keeney
Chad T. Keiser
Nicki J. Kienitz
Tammi J. Kiick
Jeffrey M. Kimmel
Patrick M. King
Chris L. Kirchner
Jason B. Kopp
Staci L. Kowalczyk
Danielle S. Kraft
Joseph C. Lambert
Nicole L. Lancieri
Holly M. Landis
Alana H. Laskowski
Amy E. Leeser
Trisha R. Leffler
Kimberly A. Leister
Matthew S. Leonard
Shelly M. Levan
Angela L. Lewis
Meredith L. Lutz
Dawn S. Mahan
Martha R. Mains
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Michelle D. Malloy
Lisa F. Martin
Susan M. McCurdy
Steven L. McElroy
Tara K. Mehalick
Sarah F. Metallo
Bryn A. Metcalf
Debra A. Meyer
Jennifer J. Mihalov
Stacey L. Miller
Jenna C. Mitchell
Melissa S. Morgan
Ross W. Mowery
Robert A. Murin
Jennifer A. Nauss
Josiah J. Novack
Sean T. O'Doherty
Denise A. Oraboni
Timothy M. Ostrich
Sally A. Padilione
Jennifer M. Palazzi
Katoora L. Patches
English - Literature
Pamela A. Pedrick
English - Literature
Steven E. Perkins
Traci A. Petrino
JoAnn R. Ponessa
Sharon L. Possessky
Brian P. Powers
Ana J. Prewitt-
Andrew J. Prock
English - Literature
Jeffrey C. Raber
Melissa L. Redding
Dawn M. Redensky
Casey A. Reed
Denise L. Reinoehl
Robert H. Reiss
Scott A. Root
Eileen M. Rossman
Kyle R. Roth
David K. Russell
Elizabeth L. Salter
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Tanya J. Schuler
Robert C. Searfoss
Poh F. See
Nancy R. Seidel
Rachel L. Shaak
Brent E. Shoemaker
Coye E. Shoop
Gina M. Shull
Cristina S. Simmers
Heather L. Smith
Jessica L. Smith
Cory J. Snook
Brandon S. Snyder
Greta C. Snyder
Neil F. Sokola
Paul R. Sorrels
Travis A. Spurley
Vicki N. Starr
Andrea L. Stetler
Holly M. Stevens
Jennifer L. Taylor
Tina M. Teichman
Jason D. Tesche
Lynn D. Thompson
Jill R. Trenn
Thomas L. Trone
Brett W. Troutman
Charles W. Ulrich
Melissa A. Vargo
Christina J. Watts
Ann E. Weicksel
Robyn P. Welker
David K. Wentzel
Bridget C. Williams
Heather N. Wilson
Gregory C. Wirth
Tara E. Wolownik
David W. Wright
English - Secondary
Carol S. Zearing
Chemistry - A. C. S.
Jill E. Zwiesdak
1 he Faculty, Administrators, and Staff Members at
Lebanon Valley can easily be compared to the coaches of
Olympic Athletes. Coaches provide encouragement and
expertise in their sport while also expecting strict disci-
pline and dedication from their athletes. Professors at
L.V.C. do the same. They spend every day, teaching not
only 'textbook education,' but also personal experien-
ces and philosophies. Over a four year span, professors
attempt to prepare each student for the future; there-
fore, they set high expectations that each student must
meet. Their goal is to transfer their knowledge to the
minds of others and their wish is that every student will
have learned how to teach themselves as well.
— Carrie L. M. Stull
The Presidential Inauguration of
Dr. G. David Pollick
Dr. Scott and the other members of the Quittapahilla Highlanders lead
the processional to Miller Chapel.
Faculty members, students, delegates, and community members, listen
attentively as the new president is inaugurated.
President Pollick makes
his inaugural address.
Senior Jason Henery
welcomes Dr. Pollick
on behalf of the
Throughout the Inaugural weekend, President
Pollick takes many opportunities to meet new
Hundreds flock to LVC for Presidential Inauguration
flours of committee work, thou-
sands of dollars, tons of ideas, in-
tricate plans, and a great deal of
foresight went into the inaugura-
tion of Dr. G. David Pollick as the
16th President of Lebanon Valley
College. Pollick assumed the presi-
dency on July 1, 1 996 after serving
as the Co-Chief Executive Officer
and President of the Art Institute
of Chicago and The School of the
Art Institute of Chicago. But he
symbolically received the honor of
President during Friday's festivities
that kept the LVC campus rocking
well into the night.
The day began with the arrival of
the delegates from colleges and
learned societies such as Duke Uni-
versity, Franklin & Marshall Col-
lege, Harvard University, The Uni-
versity of Pennsylvania, and many
other well respected institutions.
The delegates toured the campus,
including the newly remodeled and
recently completed Social Quad,
and then ate together in a luncheon
held in the West Dining Hall.
After the luncheon, less than 1 00
trustees, facultv members, and stu-
dents gathered in Lutz Hall for the
Academic Symposium "The World
as Campus." The Symposium was
called to order at 1:35 p.m. by Dr.
Gene Brown, Professor of Political
Science, moderator for the event.
Some of the topics discussed includ-
ed important international changes,
and the position of the United Sta-
tes as the superpower in the future.
The inaugural procession and
ceremony followed the symposium
at 4 p.m. in Miller Chapel. Preludes
on the organ were Cortege et Litanie,
Rhosymedre, and Festival Intrada.
The Quittapahilla Highlanders, a
Scottish bagpipe band, led the Pro-
cessional with The Green Hills of
Troll, When the Battle's O'er, Gaude-
amus Igitur, and Lord, Save Thy Peo-
The Invocation was performed
by Dr. D. Darrell Woomer. He ur-
ged God to help the president with
the tough decisions that would fol-
low the the positions. Also, he asked
that God help Pollick to keep an
open mind with minority students
and their needs - especially that of
freedom of expression.
The inaugural address was of-
fered by President Emeritus John
Synodinos. He was introduced by
Thomas Reinhart who said that this
is a unique experience to have a
new president ask his predecessor
to speak at the ceremony. "Those
of us who know John, questioned if
this was a wise move," he joked.
Synodinos expressed his happi-
ness with the choice of Pollick as his
successor. "Every time we talk, I eo
away knowing this institution is in
good hands." He also spoke of the
many challenges that will undoubt-
edly face the new president. Four
challenges in particular that small
colleges face are over filling their
capacity, affordabilitv, prospects
for federal and state funding, and
the costs and consequences of tech-
nology. Each of these things, Syno-
dinos felt, would cause Lebanon
Valley College problems in the fu-
ture in some way. There will be "no
shortage of challenges or opportun-
ities," but he feels that Pollick is the
leader that the college needs. Be-
cause of Pollick's journeys and ex-
periences, "You're well prepared,"
Dean William McGill echoed
Synodinos' feelings while delivering
a greeting to the president on be-
half of the faculty, administration,
and staff. The decision to have
Synodinos speak at the inaugura-
tion "says much about John, it says
much about David, and it says
much about Lebanon Valley Col-
Jason D. Henerv, President of
the Student Council, welcomed the
president by offering him chal-
lenges like, "leading our football
team to victory... and more pages in
our college newspaper." He asked
for a more involved campus com-
munity and a bridging of the gap
between faculty and students.
Following the Inauguration exer-
cises faculty, students, family mem-
bers and delegates moved to the
Lynch gym for the catered buffet
dinner that lasted until 8 o'clock.
From the dinner luminaries tra-
ced the pathways to Arnold field
for a concert from the band and
At 1 o'clock the day was ended
with the Pizza party with the Pol-
licks, sponsored by student council,
held in West Dining Hall. Students
enjoyed food, drinks, and music
with the new president.
— Wayne Knaub and
KJn behalf of the students of Lebanon Valley College, the 1997 Yearbook
Staff proudly dedicates this edition of the Quittapahilla in honor of Dr. G.
David Pollick, and wishes him much success and happiness at LVC.
Dr. Susan L. Atkinson
Associate Professor, Education
Mrs. Susan R. Aungst
Interlibrary Loan Assistant
Mr. Larry G. Barber
Mrs. Karen D. Best
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Dr. Phillip A. Billings
Chair and Professor, English
Ms. Leslie Bowen
Mrs. Andrea F. Bromberg
Executive Assistant to the President
Ms. Sheryl A. Campbell
Assistant Director, Administrative
Dr. Lee A. Chasen
Assistant Professor, Mathematical
Dr. James H. Broussard
Ms. Donna M. Centofanti
Resident Hall Director
Dr. Sharon F. Clark
Dr. Richard D. Cornelius
Chair and Professor, Chemistry
Rev. Timothy M. Dewald
Adjunct Instructor, Mathematical
Dr. Scott H. Eggert
Associate Professor, Music
Mrs. Elaine D. Feather
Director, Continuing Education
Mrs. Deborah R. Fullam
Vice President and Controller
Mr. Stanley A. Furmanak
Systems and Reference Librarian
Dr. Michael A. Grella
Chair and Professor, Education
Dr. Bryan V. Hearsey
Chair and Professor, Mathematical
Dr. Robert H. Hearson
Associate Professor, Music
Dr. John H. Heffner
Chair. Religion and Philosophy;
Dr. Paul A. Heise
Associate Professor, Economics
Dr. J. Noel Hubler
Assistant Professor, Religion and
Mrs. Cynthia R. Johnston
Adjunct Instructor, Chemistry
Mrs. Maria W.Jones
Program Coordinator, LVC Science
t' ui HIIU
Ms. Peg Ann Kauffman
Head Coach, Women's Basketball
Dr. John P. Kearney
Mrs. G. Rosalyn Kujovsky
Secretary, Chaplain's Office
Mr. Walter E. Labonte
Adjunct Instructor, English
Mrs. Patricia A. Laudermilch
Dr. Louis Manza
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Mr. Robert W. Leonard
Chair and Associate Professor,
Dr. Leon E. Markowicz
Professor, Business Administration;
Coordinator, Academic Support
Dr. William J. McGill
Senior Vice President and Dean of
Mr. Daniel B. McKinley
Director, Freshmen Programs;
Dr. Mark L. Mecham
Chair and Professor, Music
Mrs. Donna L. Miller
Readers Services Librarian
Dr. John D. Norton III
Chair, Political Science/Economics;
Professor, Political Science
Mr. Robert A. Nowak
Adjunct Instructor, Music
Mr. Robert Paustian
Dr. Barney T. Raffield III
Associate Professor, Business
Ms. Marie E. Riegie-Kinch
Adjunct Instructor, Art
Dr. Kevin Burleigh Pry
Mrs. Sharon H. Raffield
Associate Professor, Sociology and
Ms. Victoria Rose
Adjunct Instructor, Music
Mrs. Denise D. Sanders
Secretary, Business Administration
Dr. James W. Scott
Mr. Matthew P. Sinopoli
Ms. Gail A. Sanderson
Associate Professor, Accounting
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Ms. Gloria J. Shutter
Circulation Assistant, Library
Mr. Gregory G. Stanson
Vice President, Enrollment and
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Dr. Jodie L. Stopkie
Associate Professor, French
Mrs. Pamela J. Stoudt
Secretary and Periodicals Assistant,
Mrs. Linda L. Summers
Secretary, Registrar's Office
Mrs. Ella K. Stott
Secretary and Cataloging Assistant,
Mr. Thomas M. Strohman
Ms. Kathleen R. Tierney
Associate Athletic Director; Head
Coach, Field Hockey
Ms. Barbara S. Vlaisavljevic
Assistant Professor, Accounting
Mrs. Juliana M. Wolfe
Director, College Health Center;
Head College Nurse
Rev. D. Darrell Woomer
Miss Rosemary Yuhas
Dean, Student Services
Mr. Michael C. Zeigler
Director of Academic Computing
and User Services
Admissions and Financial Aid Staff: Mrs. Karen R. McLucas-Coordinator, Enrollment Services, Mrs Vicki J. Cantrell-
Financial Aid Technician and Bookkeeper, Mr. William J. Brown Jr.-Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, Mrs. Susan K.
Borelli-Wentzel-Assistant Director, Admission, Ms. Susan Sarisky-Assistant Director of Admissions, Mrs. Susan B. Zearing-
Assistant, Admission Office, Ms. Cindy A. Plasterer-Secretary, Receptionist, Admissions Office, Mr. Mark A. Brezitski-''
Assistant Director of Admissions, Ms. Jennifer S. Peters-Assistant Director, Financial Aid, Mr. Ronald K. Good-Associate
Director, Admission, Ms. Karin L. Right-Nolan-Director. Financial Aid, Ms. Dawn E. Murray-Admission Counselor
Advancement Staff: Mrs. Ellen Arnold-Director of Development, Mrs. Marilyn E. Boeshore-Secretary, Alumni Programs,
Mrs. Shanna G. Adler-Director of Alumni Programs, Ms. Jane Marie Paluda-Director, Publications, Mr. Richard F. Charles-
Vice President, Advancement, Mrs. Christine M. Reeves-Financial Coordinator, Gifts Processing, Mrs. Pamela V. Lambert-
Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Mrs. Susie Harvan-Secretary, College Relations, Mrs. Deborah L. Atkins-Secretary,
Development, Mrs. Ingeborg M. Snoke-Campaign and Research Assistant, Advancement, Mrs. Charlene R. Kreider-
Assistant to the Vice President for Advancement, Mr. John B. Deamer Jr. -Director of Sports Information and Athletics
Development, Mrs. Mary Beth Hower-Director, Media Relations, Mrs. Carolyn Ainge Lauver-Director, Annual Giving;
Associate Director, Development, Mr. C. Paul Brubaker Jr.-Director, Planned Giving
.No other group of people can better symbolize the
spirit of the Olympic Athletes. Each year thousands of
young men and women train and practice to make the
dream of athletic stardom come true for themselves and
their teams. They dedicate themselves to their sports
and wholeheartedly support their teammates. At Leba-
non Valley College, that tradition becomes stronger and
stronger each year. Players like Andy Panko and Chrissy
Henise spark new hope for the future of sports like
Men's Basketball and Softball, while seniors like Natalie
Baruka and Brian Blanford leave behind career suc-
cesses that will inspire new Volleyball, Football, and
Track and Field team members each year.
— Carrie L. M. Stull
MAC Commonwealth Record: 1-6-0
Freshman Tailback Mortez Sellers cuts through the King's College
Dutchmen Suffer, But New Coach
Brings Hope for the 1997 Season
Head Coach |im Memos observes the team, in his
last year at the Dutchman helm.
1 lie 1996 Football Team
had one of their most disap-
pointing seasons this year with
a 1 -9 Overall Record and a 0-
6 MAC Record. The
Dutchmen's only win was the
last game of the season,
against the Delaware Valley
Sophomore offensive line-
man Jason Hotchkiss was the
only team member elected
Middle Atlantic First Team
All-Star. Junior Defensive
Lineman Edwin Heisev was
named to both the MAC Sec-
ond Team and the ECAC Sec-
Also, Sophomore tailback
Greg Kohler and Sophomore
punter Greg Steckbeck were
also named to the Middle At-
lantic Conference Second All-
In an interesting turn of
events, head coach Jim
Monos, who coached for the
past eleven years, was re-
placed at the conclusion of the
season bv David Murray.
Coach Murray previously
coached at SUNY Cortland
where he had led nationally
— Nathan A. Hillegas
Concentrating on finding the best strategy- and hoping to strengthen the whole team, Coach Felix draws up a play for the defensive unit.
During her first season on the squad, senior Jennifer Wentzel prepares to
begin a cheer during the Homecoming weekend game.
The squad lifts Katoora Patches as part of their formation.
Freshman Kelly Brown demonstrates perfect balance
as the other cheerleaders hold her.
Squad Works Hard to Improve the
Quality of Performance and Uniforms
Jason Lausch, Katoora Patches, and Lisa Brandt
cheer for the basketball team during the winter
'unng the Football and
Basketball Cheerleading Sea-
sons, both squads worked
hard to improve the quality of
their routines and equipment.
At the bonfire that was held
for Homecoming Weekend,
the squad performed for the
other students. The dance
routine that was developed by
Jason Lausch was the first one
to be seen in at least three
years. The cheerleaders also
performed this dance at the
According to Lausch, "The
squad has improved overall
during the last few years be-
cause more dance routines are
being incorporated into the
Their stunting ability has
improved greatly as well. Dur-
ing the basketball season, one
of the high points was the suc-
cessful building of a two and a
half person pyramid.
Also, the squads carried out
a car wash and held a sub sale.
Both of these fund-raisers
brought in money that was
used to buy new and updated
equipment and uniform parts.
— Carrie L. M. Stull
The 1996 Football Cheerleading Squad gathers to cheer for the football players and to get the spectators more involved in the game.
MAC Commonwealth Record:
Cori Nolen, a junior, tries to score a goal for the
Senior All-American Angie Lewis pushes herself to outrun a Moravian
Goalie Joanna Bates prepares to defend the goal and prevent a score.
LVC Field Hockey Program Gains
Freshman standout Amanda Ott shows off her
talent during her first year on the team.
-fYfter many years of success,
the Valley Field Hockey
Team took the next big step,
becoming one of the nation's
elite programs, by reaching
the NCAA semi-finals. Al-
though they lost to Hartwick
3-2, they still had a season to
be proud of, by capturing
The Lady Dutchmen's 16
wins in 1996 matched the
program's previous best set in
Senior Andrea Stetler, who
led the team with 1 9 goals,
and senior Angie Lewis, who
led the team with 8 assists
both received First Team All-
Middle Atlantic Conference
honors. They were joined by
Erin Schmid and Tammy
Juniors Cori Nolen and Jo-
anna Bates were MAC Second
Other post season accolades
went to Amanda Ott, MAC
Rookie of the Year and Kathy
Tierney, MAC Coach of the
— Ryan J. Bevitz & Nathan
Lebanon Valley's defense gathers together to protect the goal and to watch the action that is happening on the other side of the field.
MAC Commonwealth Record:
Team Breaks Records and Plays a
Junior striker Steve Raab works his way to the
1 he 1996 edition of LVC
Soccer broke much new-
ground. Its ten non-losses
were the most ever in the 21
year history of the program
and their eight wins tied
1995's mark for most wins.
Senior Greg Glembocki al-
so broke several records. His
eleven goals and 27 total
points both broke team and
season records. He finished
off his career as a two time
MAC All-Star (1995 and
1 996) and the school's all time
Tony Burke, a senior de
fender, also had a solid sea-
son. He started 76 straight
games during his tenure at
Lebanon Valley. Center mid-
fielder Jason Piazza and mid-
fielder Chris Kirchner also
made the MAC All-Star
Coach Mark Pulisic saw 9
different Dutchmen score at
least one goal and 13
Dutchmen have at least one
The defense was skillfully
anchored by Tony Burke,
Jaime Cascarino, Nate Hil-
legas, and Adam Johnston.
— Ryan J. Bevitz
In his final year on the team, Greg Glembocki, the Lebanon Valley scoring leader, attempts to score versus EMzabethtown College.
MAC Commonwealth Recoi
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Jeanette Tobin out duels Albright players for the
Serenity Roos sets up a play.
Goalie Michele Weber punts the ball out of the danger zone.
1996 Season Marks Opening for
Women's Soccer at LVC
Danica Brown passes the ball to her teammate
A lie 1996 season was the in-
augural one for the Lady
Dutchmen Soccer Team. Jun-
ior Chrissy Henise led the
team in both goals and assists
with nine and two respective-
ly. She scored a hat trick in
the first game of the season
which was a win against Allen-
In the 1997 season, the
women's soccer team will offi-
cially compete in the Middle
— Nathan A. Hillegas
Surrounded by opposing team members, junior Chrissy Henise concentrates on maneuvering her way past the strong defensive lii
8th out of 8
8th out of 8
4th out of 1
4th out of 8
18th out of 35
22nd out of 35
1st out of 7
2nd out of 7
24th out of 32
1 7th out of 27
4th out of 4
4th out of 4
Jon Lutz pushes himself to catch up to the opposition.
The LVC's Women's Cross Country Team members try to
outrun Lock Haven.
Junior Bob Horn takes an early lead in the race.
Teammates Pete LoBianco and Jason Badman stick
together during their run.
Vaughan and Deliberato Finish on
Maria Deliberato concentrates on pacing herself
throughout the race.
J-jVC's Cross Country season
ended at the NCAA Mid-East
Regionals. There they fin-
ished 28 out of 42 in the
Men's Division and 29 out of
43 in the Women's Division.
Glenn Vaughan was LVC's
top men's placer. He crossed
the finish line 131st. Maria
Deliberato finished 133rd for
LVC in the women's race.
At the MAC's the men's
and women's teams finished
8th and 1 1th respectively.
The highlight of the 1996
season for LVC was the Sus-
quehanna Invitational. The
men finished 1st out of 7
teams. Vaughan placed 7th
for LVC at that meet. The
women finished 2nd. Deli-
berato finished 6th, followed
closely by junior Jocelyn Nor-
ton who finished 7th.
— Rvan I. Bevitz
The 1996 Lebanon Valley Cross Country Team takes a time out from a practice session to pose together for a picture with Coach Kelly.
MAC Commonwealth Record:
Senior Tara Fickert has control and prepares herself
to serve the ball
Freshman Hollv Dalton watches the game intently and waits for the ball
to come to her.
The team practices daily, to perfect their techniques and skills.
Baruka and Team Bring Solid
Season to the Valley
Senior MVP Natalie Baruka waits for the serve.
ith an MAC Common-
wealth record of 4-3-0 and an
overall season record of 19-
16, the Women's Volleyball
Team, led by Captain Natalie
Baruka, worked hard
throughout and ended the
season on a positive note.
Team veterans like Christie
Burger and Denise Reinoehl
were joined by new players,
f r e s h m e n Holly D a 1 1 o n ,
Becky Harrison, Greta Pau-
cek, Amy Reese, and Melissa
Some of the season high-
lights include placing third in
the Haverford Tour
nament, and Third in the Fly-
ing Dutchmen Tournament,
where Baruka made the All-
Tournament Team. The
women placed second at the
St. Mary's Tournament,
where Becky Slagle made the
In addition to regular sea-
son highlights, Baruka was
named to the MAC All-Star
First Team. She also set new
individual LVC records for
the highest number of attack
attempts and kills in a season
and career, and the highest
number of assist and total
blocks in a career.
— Carrie L. M. Stull
Amy Reese, a freshman and new addition to the Volleyball Team, jumps to hit the ball to the other side of the net and scores a point.
MAC Commonwealth Record:
Top singles player Melissa Fritz returns the ball.
Misty Piersol slams a high ball back to the other side of the net.
Holly Stevens practices her follow-through after a
Junior Chrissy Henise prepares to unleash her
1996 Tennis Season Echoes 1995
Karlin Schroeder plans her attack as she waits for
the ball to return.
A he Women's team ended
their 1996 season the way
they ended their 1995 season,
with an overall winning per-
centage of .39. Their last
match, a 6-3 MAC Common-
wealth win at Juniata shows
hope for the 1997 season.
This was the Lady
Dutchmen's only league win.
The top singles player, Me-
lissa Fritz, sported a 5-5 re-
The top doubles team for
LVC was made up of senior
Jill Zwiesdak and Misty Pier-
sol. Their team record was 2-
— Ryan J. Bevitz
The 1997 Women's Tennis Team members, Jill Zwiesdak, Misty Piersol, Danielle Daniels, Holly Stevens, Melissa Fritz, Karlin Schroeder,
and Chrissy Henise are pictured here with their coach, Cliff Myers.
MAC Commonwealth Record:
Keith Phoebus passes the ball to a teammate.
Ail-American Andy Panko prepares to make a shot that could add to his
career point record.
Team Returns to NCAA Tournament
Sophomore starter Dan Strobeck surveys the
competition and prepares to pass.
A he Men's Basketball team
ended up back where the) be-
long. After a one year hiatus,
LVC returned to both the
MAC Title Game and the
NCAA Tournament for the
fourth time in five years.
The Dutchmen were led by
All-American forward Andy
Panko. Panko averaged 25.1
points per game. He scored
his 1000th career point in his
Panko also led the team in
rebounds with 7.4 a game.
Center Dan Pfeil was a close
second, averaging 7.2.
Panko, Joe Terch, and Dan
Strobeck started all 28 games
— Ryan T. Bevitz
Hoping that the play will be successfully completed, Mark Wisler gains speed as he charges down the court and prepares to shoot the ba
MAC Commonwealth Record:
Jennifer Emerich prepares to shoot the ball.
Quick-thinking is necessary as Serenity Roos looks for an open player that
can receive the ball.
Season Filled With Injuries Slows
Success of Lady Dutchmen
Senior Missy Bleyzgis looks for an teammate to
injuries took away what was
supposed to be a break-
through season for the Lady
Melissa Brecht led the team
with a 10.5 points per game
average. Kathy Ziga and Su-
san Dubosq were a close sec
ond and third with 9.7 and
9.4 averages respectively.
Dubosq was the top re-
bounder for Lebanon Valley
with a 7.2 per game average.
Also, Tricia Rudis was second
on the team with a 6.1 aver-
— Ryan J. Bevitz
While at the bench, members of the team, such as Susan Dub
osq, support their fellow Lady Dutchmen with cheers of encou
King , s(W)
Junior John Schmidt and Senior Jason Kopp take a seat on
the sidelines to cheer on their teammates.
.Swimming in his fourth and final year with the Dutchmen, Jason Kopp pushes himself to win the race and score points for the team.
Meets Against King's College Result
Every member of the 1997 team worked hard to
bring the team to victory.
1 he LVC Men's and Wom-
en's Swim Teams went 1-9
and 1-10 respectively during
their 1996-97 seasons.
For the women, the win of
80-58 over King's was their
first in two seasons. The men
also beat King's for their lone
The team MVP for the men
was senior Jason Kopp. For
the women, Jen Gominger, al-
so a senior, was their team
— Ryan J. Bevitz
The men and women of the swimming team gather together to encourage one another in the last few moments before the meet begins
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Howe Passes Torch of Success to
Transfer Student Ted Kemmerling
Senior and Captain, Joe Howe easily pins his
At was the changing of the
guard for LVC Wrestling.
Senior Joe Howe passed on
the torch to Ted Kemmer-
Howe missed Nationals by
only one match for the third
straight year. He finished with
a 25-4 record.
Kemmerling transferred in
mid-season. He sported a 1 2-4
record for the Dutchmen. He
was runner up in both MAC's
and Regionals en route to Na-
tionals. Larry Larthey and
Doug Weigle also had win-
ning seasons ending with 14-
1 1 and 10-12 respectively.
J.H. Sheruda took home
the sixth place medal for 158
pounds at the Regionals. He
finished with a 12-14 record.
— Ryan J. Bevitz
To benefit the Lebanon Valley team, Freshman Biff Wade does everything in his power to get a take-down that will increase their score.
Junior Lynne Heisev battles for pole position during the relay race.
Ed Brignole passes a Gettysburg athlete to gain the lead in the steeple
Decathlete Nate Davis performs one of his many
NCAA Qualifier Nate Hillegas focuses on the finish
Senior Jen Emerich prepares to throw the shot put early in the meet.
Track & Field
Stunning Season Reveals Variety of
Athletic Talents on the Track
Junior Middle Atlantic Conference Champion Jake Tshudy sets a new school record in the pole vaulting event for Lebanon Valley.
MAC Commonwealth Record:
Dutchmen Set New Season Records
Mike Kocher hits a double in a spring training
A he 1997 Season started
out with high hopes for the
Dutchmen, but it ended with
LVC was led by first base-
man Jon Fetterman. Fetter-
man, an MAC All-Star, re-
wrote several LVC season
records. His .482 average, 53
hits, and 39 RRI's are tops for
a Dutchmen season. He also
collected his 100th career Hit
in only his junior year.
Other Dutchmen highlights
included freshman Jaime
D'Angelo hitting for cycle in a
19-6 win over Misercordia.
The pitching staff was an-
chored by Chad Slabach. He
was joined in the rotation by
Doug Speelman, Fetterman,
Dave Staub, and Scott
Gehres. Len Oriel and Scott
Myers were the top relievers
for the Valley.
Six Dutchmen, Staub, Jeff
Brenneman, Slabach, Chris
Yeagley, D'Angelo, and Fet-
terman all batted over .300
for the season. The lone sen-
ior. Brent Shoemaker batted
Center-fielder Justin Foura
crossed the plate 23 times to
lead LVC in that department.
Second sacker Mike Kocher
scored 19 times and knocked
in 13. Infielder Gehres and
Greg Steckbeck each hit three
round trippers trailing Fet-
terman's 5 for the team lead.
— Ryan J. Bevitz
Professional baseball star Cecil Fielder poses with the members and the managers of the Lebanon Valley College Baseball Team
MAC Commonwealth Record:
The team turns to watch as the ball is passed to Jill Zwiesdak at first base.
MAC All-Star Chrissy Henise watches the ball intently and waits for it to
be passed in her direction.
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Lady Dutchmen One Game Shy of
Senior Tina Teichman takes a swing at the ball.
ith an overall season re-
cord of 13-14-1, Lebanon
Valley's Softball Team was
one game shy of its first win-
Their 6-8-0 MAC Com-
monwealth Leasrue record in-
eluded sweeps of Elizabeth-
town and Albright.
Five Lady Dutchmen made
the MAC Second Team All-
Stars. They are junior infield-
er Chrissy Henise, senior
catcher Tina Teichman, sen-
ior outfielder Tammy Dem-
my, and junior third baseman
Jeanette Tobin, and freshman
pitcher Amy Zellers.
— Ryan I. Bevitz
Allison Henry winds up and prepares to release a pitch, while freshman Amanda Ott watches the action and guards third base.
Sophomore Dave Ferrari concentrates on his game.
Senior Captain Jason Henerv hits a powerful backhand winner at the net.
Team Captures League Crown for
First Time in LVC Tennis History
Judd Santry prepares to serve the ball to h
A he Men's Tennis team
went 6-0 in the Common-
wealth League en route to
winning their first League
Crown in team history. They
won 5-2 in the MAC Semi-
final only to lose to Drew in
Josh Shellenberger, Judd
Santry, and Chris Dean point-
ed the way in singles competi-
tion. Their records were
13-3. 14-2, and 14-3 respec-
tively. Senior Team Captain
Jason Henery advanced one
round in the MAC Singles
Tournament. He had a 12-5
regular season record.
Shellenberger and Santry
had a 10-1 regular season
doubles record. They went all
the way to the Semi-Finals in
the MAC Doubles Tourna-
— Ryan J. Bevitz
Josh Shellenberger finds time to enjoy himself during practice,
unior Sean Quinn volleys with his opponent.
Dan Pfeil places the golf ball on the tee.
Sophomore Ryan Williams watches as the ball travels.
LVC Golf Team Finishes Thirteenth
at MAC Championships
Dan Pfeil measures the distance that he has left.
A he 1997 athletic season
proved to be a challenge for
the men of the LVC Golf
Team. Sporting an overall
season record of 4-10, the
team competed in matches
against schools such as Miser-
cordia, Ursinus, and Lycom-
ing as well as tournaments at
Moravian, Elizabethtown, and
Lancaster native and sopho-
more Brett Chottiner was the
captain of the team in 1997
and was named the MVP for
At the MAC Cham-
pionships, the team finished
13th out of 15 teams.. Chot-
tiner earned a 7th place All
Conference Medal while at
— Carrie L. M. Stull
Freshman Keith Phoebus lines up for a shot and hopes to get a hole-in-one that will promise a considerable win for Lebanon \'c
Senior Feature Athletes
Gregory J. Glembocki
The 1996 Team MVP
and member of the MAC
All-Star Team, Greg Glem-
bocki holds the highest
number of career goals and
assists for LVC, in the sport
of Men's Soccer.
An athlete for four years
on the Women's Volleyball
team, Natalie Baruka has
brought unparalleled spirit
and success to Lebanon
Valley. She is the all time
kill leader for the school.
Nathan A. Hillegas
During the 1997 season,
Nate Hillegas qualified for
Nationals in Track & Field
events. He is the first per-
son in MAC history to win
4 Gold Medals in the same
event, 400 meter hurdles.
Six Seniors Bring Pride and Success to LVC Athletics
Angela L. Lewis
A member of the MAC
All-Star First Team, Angie
Lewis helped to bring the
1997 Field Hockey Team
to great heights in 1997.
She was also a Regional Ail-
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Jennifer A. Nauss
In 1997, Jennifer Nauss
brought success to the
women of LVC Track and
Field. She was named the
Most Outstanding Woman
Athlete at the Middle At-
Andrea L. Stetler
Also an MAC Field Hock-
ey All-Star and All-
American, Andrea Stetler's
talent and efforts helped
bring the 1997 Lebanon
Valley Team to victory at
the NCAA Championships.
A wide variety of organizations are available to the
students at Lebanon Valley College. There is something
for everyone, ranging from service groups to religious
groups to publication groups. Campus organizations
welcome everyone to join them and encourage all mem-
bers to become actively involved.
Many activities are sponsored by these hard-working
clubs, such as dances, movies, educational programs,
and they try to involve the entire student body in events.
A spirit of dedication and enthusiasm runs through all
of LVC's organizations. They are carrying the torch of
innovation and creativity forward into the twenty-first
— Heather Bair
Class of 1997
Council Sponsors Special Events tf^lacc of 1 QQQ
X he LVC Student Coun-
cil was under the presiden-
tial leadership of Jason
Henery for the 1996-97
year. This year's executive
officers were: Tenneil Dan-
iels, Vice President of Stu-
dent Concerns; Amanda
Lee, Vice President of Pro-
gramming; Chris Melusky,
Treasurer; Beth Paul, Re-
cording Secretary; and Ma-
ry Bullock, Publicity Sec-
In addition to regular
programming events, Stu-
dent Council sponsored
Homecoming and the Holi-
day Dinner Dance. This
year's Homecoming com-
mittee, Leslie Gardiner,
Becki Jeffers, and Melanie
Orth, transported the cam-
pus to Greece with an
Events included an out-
door Concert with the
band Cosco, Gladstone,
and Cosco, the Coronation
of the Homecoming
Queen, and a dance Satur-
The Holiday Dinner
Dance, chaired by Nancy
Seidel, was held at the
Eden Resort in Lancaster
on November 22. A roam-
ing photographer was
hired for the evening. Each
guest was able to choose a
picture, compliments of the
— Amanda Lee
Class of 2000
95.3 WLVC On the Air and
1 he Voice of the
Valley" is on the air
and in better shape
than ever. There
have been numerous
changes made to the
studio itself, as well as
changes in it's opera-
tion. And WLVC has-
n't missed taking ad-
vantage of the world's
"WLVC is now on
the web," says pro-
gram director David
worked diligently for
several weeks to get
the new web page up
and running. Those
who visit the page will
be able to access a cal-
endar of shows and
individual pages for
most of them. Stu-
dents connecting to a
show's page can get a
description of the
show, and are able to
make requests for the
show from the page.
— David Kotschessa
Greenblotter Celebrates Creativity
ne of the many goals of a
liberal arts education is to cul-
tivate an understanding and
appreciation of the literature
and art that is such a large part of
our society today. This is accom-
plished not only through our ed-
ucation, but through an individ-
ual effort as well. Greenblotter is
a direct result of that effort. It's
goal is to promote an awareness
of this side of our culture as well
as to support each member's cre-
Greenblotter meets regularly
to read, discuss, and criticize
original poems, short stories, and
artwork. Anybody is invited to
join, and he or she may simply
decide to just sit and observe.
This year Greenblotter dis
tributed its annual Spring Arts
Publication, which features vari-
ous creative works from its mem-
bers. This year, faculty members
added to the club. The profes-
sors joined the students in activi-
ties such as poetry and short sto-
ry readings which are given four
times each semester. All students
were invited to attend the read-
ings and watch presentations of
the original works.
Greenblotter also had a car
wash this year as part of its need
to raise funds. A portion of those
funds went to the Ronald Mc-
Donald House. Along with this
contribution went a poem, writ-
ten especially for the House, as a
collaborative effort by its mem-
— David Kotschessa
Tomorrows come, tomorrows pass.
And faithfully the seasons cross.
The never-ending hour glass
Starts filling with uncaring loss.
With Fate's strong hand that does not yield.
We fight for life and its power.
And though we act with mask and shield
The hand refuses to cower.
Ironically, we stop and see
Yesterday's mistakes invented.
And so, we all, with bending knee
Pray for our lives we have rented.
And so, my friend, keep this in mind;
The hour glass will fill with sand.
For, like a clock that can not wind,
Our lives slow down and take the Hand.
— Melissa Schaeffer
Council of Religious Organizations
I Delta Tau Chi
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
He Is Savior
raise Him With Dance
During Children's Day, members of the Rainbow Troupe
played a key role.
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PAi Zteta Lambda Expands Business
A hi Beta Lambda is a national
co-ed business fraternity. The
reason that it is open to anyone
on this campus, according to Kris
Kelley, the president of the or-
ganization, is "because everyone
will probably come in contact
with business throughout the
course of their life." Phi Beta
Lambda does many things to
promote business awareness and
knowledge of the behind the
scenes activities of a business.
Some of the activities that Phi
Beta Lambda engages in are fun-
Braising and trips to businesses to
see what goes on. They also get
involved in workshops across the
state and compete in competi-
tions that relate to business ac
tivities. This year, some of the
things they planned were work-
shops at Alvernia College and
Bloomsburg University, a career
day, and a fundraiser to sell the
Entertainment Book which con-
tains discounts to area business-
es. Some social events included a
The goal for the fall semester
was teamwork, according to Kel-
ley. "Every year, we try to ex-
pand to get out of our comfort
zone," says Kelley, "We try to
get more of the campus and
community involved in our ac-
tivities." To end the year, they
attended a state leadership con-
ference, held in Pittsburgh.
— Debra Meyer
History and Political Science Club
International Student Organization
Spring Arts Committee
Student Pennsylvania State
Music Educators National
Using Juggling to Teach and to Learn
A he juggling club is a new organ-
ization at LVC this year. Dr.
Chasen, who originally started the
club, has been juggling since col-
lege and has even used juggling for
demonstrations in his classes here at
The club's first major event this
year was a visit to the 1 5th Annual
Jugglers Convention in Philadel-
phia, where students purchased
new equipment for themselves and
the club, and had the opportunity
to watch and learn from other jug-
glers in the area. They learned dif-
ferent techniques such as passing
clubs and juggling a variety of ob-
jects from rings to cigar boxes
Members of the juggling club
have been spotted around the Allen
Theater, providing entertainment
for those who find themselves wait-
ing in line outside. Also at the Allen
Theater was their biggest fundrais-
er of the year, "Mark Allen's
World of Magic."
The group's proudest achieve-
ment this year was passing their tal-
ent down to the next generation of
jugglers. They made numerous vis-
its to places including the Chil-
dren's School in Lebanon, Cub
Scout Pack 104 in Mastersonville,
and Northern Lebanon Jr. High
School, where they taught twenty-
seven seventh grade students the
basics of juggling within an hour.
According to Michael Kiesinger,
President of the Juggling Club,
"Young children learn how to jug-
gle very quickly and appreciate the
time we spend teaching them."
— David Kotschessa
Rainbow Troupe member Dave
Shapiro proves that juggling
entertains people of all ages, as he
performs at Children's Day.
Wig and Buckle Theater Society
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Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
Alpha Phi Omega
During the year, the students and professors within the
Music Department provide the campus with quality en-
tertainment. Whether the Chamber Choir is performing
in Zimmerman Recital Hall, or the Clarinet Choir and
Small Jazz Ensemble are performing during the Evening
of Woodwinds, audience members can be assured that
the performance they are attending will capture their
attention and satisfy their musical tastes. Through
performing at their individual recitals and with others in
the larger ensembles, the students involved gather val-
uable knowledge that enhances their educational ex-
perience, while they also enlighten the campus com-
munity with their talent and expertise.
— Carrie L. M. Stull
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The Alexander Technique
Relaxation Technique Workshop Offers Help for Musicians
L uesday, September 17, Martin Webster held an
hour long workshop on the Alexander Technique.
"The Alexander Technique is relearning to use our
bodies in the way they are really designed to work. We
try to use our joints and muscles in a free and support-
ive way," said Dr. Hannes Dietrich, a professor in the
Music Department, who coordinated the workshop.
Those who spend hours practicing a musical instru-
ment often complain about their stiff, sore muscles.
Dietrich asked Martin to come to LVC so students
could get a glimpse of what the technique is about, and
to see that there is a way to stay relaxed while playing.
It is not just for musicians, though, Dietrich stressed.
"It's for everybody. You can learn to sit, stand and
walk without fighting your own muscles."
Webster spent a large part of the workshop making
the students aware of their own bodies, and how they
move. To challenge the popular belief that our arm
movements use only three joints (shoulder, elbow, and
wrist), he asked each student to feel a partner's shoul-
der blade and collar bone while the partner moved his
or her arm. Many students were surprised to find that
when the arm is moving fully, much more than just the
arm joints are moving. Later, he talked about the;
spine. When he asked the workshop attendees to imag-
ine their spine as thick and supportive deep into their I
backs, many began slowly and unconsciously adjusting ,
At the end of the workshop, Webster worked "hands I
on" with a few volunteers. For several moments, Web-
ster alternately placed his hands on the neck, upper l
back, and lower back of one volunteer, Alex Lang.
When he was finished, he asked Lang to walk around.
Astonished, Lang cried, "I've never used this little ef-
fort to walk in my life!" Later, Lang commented, "It's I
the most relaxed I've ever felt." When asked howl
Webster's hands changed how his body felt, he replied,
"It makes you think about your body and where things
should be, and the muscles just relax themselves."
Webster warned everyone, though. "This is not just i
about finding a position and holding it for the rest of]
your life. Then it would just be another way of being
Dietrich was pleased at the turnout of twenty stu-
dents. "I plan on having him back in about a month,"
— Kimbrin Cornelius
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Brass Quintet I
Brass Quintet II
(In Order of Appearance)
Dr. Johannes Dietrich
L. V. C. College Choir
Mr. Phillip Morgan
Billie Jo Casta
Mrs. Victoria Rose
Rehearsal accompanist Mabel Chandler fits herself into a cartoon patterned toga.
Choir's Third Year Brings
Togas and Rave Reviews
In the fall of 1994 the
Music Department faced
a problem. There were
too many students inter-
ested in being a member
of the Concert Choir. In
order to accomodate the
large numbers, the de-
partment created the
LVC College Choir
which was placed under
the direction of Mrs.
Victoria Rose. Although
the choir got off to a
rocky start in its first
year, it has made consid-
erable progress since in
three years time.
During; the fall semes-
ter, the members of the
known amongst them-
selves as the "Jaguars,"
began working on a new
with the LVC Symphony
Orchestra. Under the
direction of both Mrs.
Rose and Dr. Johannes
Dietrich, the choir re-
hearsed diligently for a
featured performance of
the comedic piece Oedi-
pus Tex. This composi-
tion, by P.D.Q. Bach
spoofs the ancient greek
dramatic tale of Oedipus
Rex. The choir members
assumed the role of the
greek chorus and were
costumed in togas.
Much to the pleasure
of Mrs. Rose and her
choir, the performance
received much positive
feedback from the audi-
ence, which in turn has
given the group new
confidence in their musi-
— Carrie L. M. Stull
Mr. Philip Morgan, Oedipus Tex, can usually be Found
leaching voice lessons in his studio. Here, he takes on a "new
look" - cowboy attire.
The "Jaguar" Secretary, Alicia Way, relaxes before the time comes to assemble everyone on the stage.
Low Brass Ensemble
Pit members. Alicia Way and Matt Wary watch closely for their cue.
Senior Cherrie Voda takes the field in one of her final performances with I
Band Proves that Education Reaches Outside the Classroom
A here are few things in this world
as unique as a marching band. It
requires coordination, athleticism,
lots of memorization, and most im-
portantly, musicianship. The only
thing that rivals the marching band
is the color guard and the twirlers.
Lucky for us, we have all three.
This season the marching band
did a space show. The show started
with the fanfare from Twentieth
Century Fox as a warm up. That
went into the trumpet solo from
Apollo 13, performed by Dave Doll.
Also, Sprack Zarathustra, more
commonly known as the theme to
2001: A Space Odyssey, was the next
piece which built up into the theme
from E.T.. Mars, from Hoist's The
Planets was the next song in the
show, followed by Canteena Band
from Star Wars: Return ofthejedi.
At this point the show got inter-
esting. The band split into two
groups for a little war. One group
played the theme to Star Trek and
the other group played the theme
to Star Wars. After the war was
over the band regrouped and then
ended the show with the theme to
The band also performed at a
competition for local high schools.
The band did not compete, it was
just there to play while the judges
tallied up the scores and to show
people what they do here in the
The people in marching band
had a variety of things that they
liked best about it. "It's a break
from everyday activity. No other
group in school, no sport or subject
will ever teach you what you can
earn here." said Michele Weber,
who was one of the drum majors in
the marching band. Kelly Sonon, a
twirler, said "It helped me as a
freshman to get to meet people."
Overall, the members enjoyed
marching band for the people and
that it was different than other
The marching band is student
run organization for the most part.
Dr. Hearson is the band director
but it is student run as far as staff
and teaching goes. This past year,
Dalinda Knauth was the marching
coordinator and she was in charge
of style. Joy Hoover and Liz Mases-
sa were the drill designers, Mere-
dith Price and Michele Weber the
drum majors, and percussion was
done by Mike Washkevich. Also,
Color guard was taught by Deena
Hixon and Rachel Rascoe.
— Dan Morneau
The color guard marches to the
field, flags in hand.
Band members like Samantha
Bolognese and Amy Schimpf
enjoy their time off of the field.
Music Recording Technology
Music Recording Students Learn Through Video Conferencing
A his year, some LVC students are
taking part in a special program
that allows them to take courses
from the University of Massachu-
setts. It's not a transfer or study
abroad program; in fact, the stu-
dents aren't leaving campus.
This is made possible by a new
video conferencing system located
in the Lynch Memorial Hall. Leba-
non Valley belongs to an organiza-
tion called Center for Agile Penn-
sylvania Education (CAPE), a local
organization that has agreed to con-
nect their campuses. Several dozen
colleges, universities and other in-
stitutions associated with CAPE are
able to link and exchange informa-
tion via a high speed modem con-
nection, and several phone lines be-
tween the remote locations.
For a classroom session, students
crowd into a small room equipped
with three screens, several cameras,
and special microphones placed at
every table. Students are connected
to the remote location, with two-
way audio and visual communica-
tion. Class proceeds as usual, except
that the professor is miles away.
"It feels different because the
professor is not actually in the
room," says Melissa Witchey, relat-
ing her experience in Music Busi-
ness I, one
of the classes that is using this tech-
nology. Although it does allow for
communication in both directions,
it is not quite as reliable as meeting
in person. Another student, Steve
Swope said, "You lose the one on
one interaction you normally
have," but as for the advantages,
"It's better than flying down to see
The increased availability of re-
sources is what makes this tech-
nology valuable. The fact that this
technology exists is exciting
enough, but to be putting it to use is
promising for the future of educa-
tion at Lebanon Valley.
— David Kotschessa
It all begins with "Meet the Greeks." Then there are
signs promoting socials and open smokers during the
fall, and after Christmas, students get invitations to
rushes for every fraternity and sorority. During the
following weeks, students witness some strange activities
that ever take place on campus, but these occurrences
happen every year. It is that phenomenon called pledg-
ing, and it brings every new member close to their fellow
pledges and their future sisters or brothers. The strong
heritage of each greek organization carries them success-
fully through each pledging season, and brings to them
new faces and minds that will continue to carry on the
torch of greek tradition year after year.
— Beth Curley
Pleased with Pledging
X here was a lot of singing, silence,
calling out of names, carrying of
strange objects, and keeping of se-
crets throughout the LVC campus
early in the spring semester. The
pledging season started and all the
fraternities and sororities began the
four week period in hopes of ad-
ding new members to their ranks.
Overall, rush went extremely well
for each Greek organization and
they were very hap-
py with their pledges.
Alpha Sigma Tau (AST) was the
first national sorority on campus.
They had nine pledges who were
taught the ideals AST deems im-
portant. "We influence the ethical,
social and cultural development of
the girls and encourage bonding
between the pledges," said former
president, Sharon Possessky.
Phi Lambda Sigma is a social fra-
ternity which had five prospective
members According to Pat
Loughney, everything went well
and PHILO had a lot of fun.
There are a few rules that the
college enforces over the Greek or-:
ganizations. "Students who desire
to pledge a fraternity of sorority
need to be full-time students with a
GPA of 2.0 in their last semester,
said Dean Yuhas.
Overall, pledging in 1997 proved
to be a positive experience for those
— Julie Smith
Alpha Sigma Tau
Gamma Sigma Sigma
Kappa Lambda Nu
Knights of the Valley
Greek Council Jello Wrestling Draws Many Spectators
Slippery. ..very slippery," said
Chrissy Fritz about the 100 gallons of
cherry Jello that students rolled around
in during the Jello Wrestling event
sponsored by Greek Council during the
last week of September. The event was
held behind Vickroy Hall in a makeshift
wrestling ring of a clear plastic tarp and
padding that surrounded the edges.
Most of the wrestlers were fraternity
brothers or sorority sisters, but other
students could participate as well. An
audience of close to 100 students, facul-
ty, and community members gathered
to watch this phenomenon that was new
to the Valley. "Turnout was really
good," said Dave Newell who worked
as an organizer for the event as well as a
The first match pitted two TKE
brothers, Lee Madden and John Vito,
against one Gamma Sig sister, Chrissy
Fritz, in a tag-team bout. Fritz's white
shorts were soon red as Vito and Mad-
den tossed her throughout the ring.
Occasionally Fritz would gain the upper
hand, but soon afterwards she'd eat a
handful of Jello. The shocking climax
of the match happened later when Vito
attacked his own partner.
The second match featured a 6'5"
Rick Hopf of TKE against a well-under-
six-foot Sharon Possessky of Alpha Sig-
ma Tau. During the match, Possessky
yelled, "You're too tall. You're all arms
and legs boy!" Hopf dominated Round
1. During Round 2, Fritz hopped into
the ring to assist Possessky in her battle
with Goliath. However, the was not a
day for the "underdogs." Hopf con-
tinued to overpower them until the end
of the match.
Some frosh students decided to wres-
tle for the third match. The tag-team
combo of Kim Bard and Emily Fager
challenged Scott Bowman. When the
match began, Bard attacked her own
teammate. She and Bowman dragged
Fager through "the deep end" where a
lot of the Jello was. Then the match
became a free-for-all with no team
At this point, Ryan Bevitz began his
search for a competitor. He took off his
shirt, much to the dismay of the crowd,
and stood alone. His opponent would
arrive in a few minutes.
Meanwhile, the next match featured
Dave Schott of TKE against Megan
Miller and Liza Brandt of Alpha Sigma
Tau. Miller and Brandt brought Schott
to his knees within the first ten seconds
of the match, and before too long he
was on his back. The dynamic duo of
Miller and Brandt maintained camara-
derie throughout the match, unlike the
previous tag-team combination, and
controlled most of the battle. After-
wards Schott said, "It was a rough fight,
and my ultimate dream!"
Fager and Madden, the two victims
of unfaithful teammates, wrestled each
other in the fifth match.
Then Yvonne D'Uva and Erica
Schneck challenged their own sister,
Sharon Possessky, to a dual in the ring
of gelatin. Possessky tossed her sisters
around like yesterday's garbage, unlike
her previous match with Hopf. Pos-
sessky held one sister in each arm, and
then proclaimed, "I like this game!"
Towards the end of the match, Casey
Reed was walking by the festivities
when his brothers, of Kappa Sigma
Kappa, convinced him to wrestle Bev-
itz. Despite the weight difference of
Volvo station wagon and a Volkswagen
Bug, Bevitz agreed to the challenge.
Neither man was dressed for Jello wres-
tling - Bevitz wore blue jeans and Reed
wore denim shorts. The match began
and Reed pinned Bevitz in less than ten
seconds. While Reed laved on top of his
opponent, Bevitz flailed his arms and
could do nothing more than smear Jello
in the hair of Reed. Newell let the
match continue, and Reed pinned Bev-
itz three more times before Newell fi-
nally ended the slaughter. Alii
Brunetti of Clio challenged John Vito
in the next match. Brunetti and Vito
exchanged handfuls of Jello, but Vito
primarily had control until Brunetti's
Clio sister, Janell Cuddy, leaped into
the ring to assist her. The two women
gave Vito quite a fight.
The grand finale of the event pitted
Reed up against Possessky. Reed once
again had a weight advantage in his
favor as well as height, but Possessky
was a trooper. Then Fritz, Brunetti,
and Cuddy all entered the ring to assist
Possessky. The women didn't overpow-
er Reed, so Fritz jammed a handful of
Jello down his shorts.
There were plenty of mixed feelings
about rolling around in a pool of Jello,
but the predominant emotion was ex-
pressed by Fager, "It was freezing."
Fritz added, "It tasted really good"
Newell said, "I was pleased. We'll do
it next year early in the semester when
the sun is out and warmer." He also
added a thank you to Hallmark (Dining
Services) for preparing the Jello.
After the event, wrestlers, spectators,
and Newell tipped a dumpster and
pushed the ring and Jello into it.
— Wayne Knaub
Kappa Lambda Nu sister Allison
Brunetti survives her messy match of
Tau Kappa Epsilon
Phi Lambda Sigma
Phi Sigma Sigma
New Sorority Sponsors Entertaining "Jail and Bail" Fundraiser
I hi Sigma Sigma is an interna-
tional sorority that was established
in 1913 at Hunter College in New
York. The Theta Tau Chapter of
Phi Sigma Sigma, here at Lebanon
Valley College, was just installed as
a chapter on November 23, 1996.
The opportunities that a Phi Sig-
ma Sigma sorority affiliation can of-
fer a woman are immeasurable.
The advancement of womanhood
through a close union of congenial
friends of great character is the ba-
sis of Phi Sigma Sigma member-
This year, on November 7, they
brought their "Jail and Bail" fun-
draiser outdoors to the gazebo in
order gain attention from the cam-
pus community. Mary Blankenmey-
er, chair of Phi Sigma Sigma's fun
draising committee, said she got the
idea for the fundraiser from her
high school, and it really seems to
generate a lot of student interest.
The Jail and Bail rules were such
that students, faculty and staff were
given the chance, during lunch and
dinner hours, to pay three dollars
to put "a criminal" in jail. Then it
was in the hands of the criminal to
beg spectators for pocket change
until they had raised five dollars,
enabling them to get out of the
gazebo jail before common hour
While some were able to raise
their bail in a matter of minutes,
other weren't as fortunate and re-
mained in the gazebo for almost the
whole time. Among those less for-
tunate were Coach Jim Monos,
Coach Matt Kujovsky and Coach
Mike Susi of the football team, and
Coach Kathleen Tierney of the
field hockey team.. Their athletes
seemed to enjoy watching them
plead for every spare penny they
could get, and basked in the re-
venge of refusing them money to
get out. One of the other familiar
faces that could be found in the
gazebo jail was Assistant Dean,
Meghan Toppin said she was
pleased with the response and stu-
dent participation of Jail and Bail.
Involving as many students as possi-
ble while having a good time was
one of the goals of the fundraiser.
Erin Buffington said they picked
this event because, "It involves the
whole student body as well as facul-
ty members and coaches."
— Beth Curley and Lynne Heisey
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Imagine spending year after year working toward a
goal, and think about the committment and dedication
that is required in order to meet that goal. For four
years, at Lebanon Valley College, the members of the
Class of 1 997 faithfully trained and worked to be able to
reach receive their ultimate reward - a college diploma.
They attended classes, completed papers and exams,
and read an endless number of pages - all because of
their dream to graduate from college. On May 10.
1997, that dream came true for each of those students.
The cold and blustery weather became distant as the
graduates, their families, friends, and professors basked
in the successes and triumphs of the entire class.
— Carrie L. M. Stull
Members of the Board of Trustees talk amongst themselves while they
wait for the graduates to enter the tent.
Nancy Seidel and Poh See process to the ceremony with their
Early in the ceremony. Chaplain D. Darrell Woomer delivers an inspirational invocation to the graduates, faculty members, and guests.
Chairman of the Board
of Trustees and a 1958
graduate of L.V.C.,
Thomas C. Reinhart
recognizes the faculty.
The band performs
The Ascension (from the
'Divine Comedy') by
Robert W. Smith.
Susan U'olte Hassinger, Member of the Class of 1964, receives a an honorary degree, the Doctor of Divinity, sponsored bv Dr. Applegate.
Dr. Michael Grella and President Pollick present June Ebv Herr '34
with a Doctor of Humane Letters.
President G. David Pollick addresses the members of the Class of 1997
at his first Lebanon Valley Graduation Ceremony.
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The audience watches as Sarah makes her way
to the podium.
Senior Vice-President and Dean of the Faculty, William J. McGill takes part in the conferring of degrees, as does President Pollick.
Todd Goshen and John Gruber wait in line to go to the podium
Jennifer Gominger applauds the academic success of her friends.
1997 Graduates Sharon Benton, Rvan Bevitz, Mary Blankenmeyer and Matthew Gross stand proudly during the ceremony.
Kimberly Leister's message is one that is on the mind of every graduate.
Dr. Barney Raffield, Dr. Paul Heise and the other faculty members give their sincere congratulations to their former students.
Co-Chairpersons of the Class of 1997 Senior Gift Drive, Ed Brignole and Jennifer Wentzel prepare to present the senior class gift.
Kristen R. Angstadt, a member of the Class of 1974, welcomes the Class of 1997 into the Alumni Association, of which she is president.
"The torch is gone, but we are the light." No other
words could better capture the vivacious energy that
continues to fuel Lebanon Valley College year after
year. When reflecting upon the events, situations, and
successes of this past academic year, it becomes obvious
that the LVC community has a light full of hope and
spirit that continues to burn stronger and stronger every
day. That light encourages each student to work hard to
meet their goals. It inspires each professor to enlighten
his or her students with facts, opinions, and ideas. And,
it creates a positive environment where everyone can
learn from one another, while making valuable mem-
ories and relationships that will last a lifetime.
— Carrie L. M. Stull
Jeffrey, Your Mother would be very proud of you. I am. Love, Dad
Jen - Congratulations on your graduation! You've made us proud through
every step of your journey in life! Love, Mom 8c Dad
Dear Ann, Here's to your high energy and positive attitude! May it last a
lifetime! Much Love, Mom and Dad
Dear Bryn, It was thought by some that it couldn't be done, you did it your
way and we're proud of you. Love, Pop-Pop 8c Grandmom
Congratulations Carrie - the first grandchild to graduate from college.
Love, Mom, Dad, and Mike
Dear Brian - Three down and one to go. Have a great senior year. The real
world awaits!!! Love, Mom 8c Dad
Denise Steiniger gets
acquainted with the
freshman on their first
day at college.
After their match of
Jello Wrestling, Sharon
Possessky, Rick Hopf,
and Chrissv Fritz
attempt to get clean.
At the Activities Fair,
senior Jason Henerv
prepares to Sumo
Keyboardist, Dave Ferrari concentrates on the music
that he is playing.
Alex Lang, Lori Mover, and Dave Doll perform an original song
written by Alex.
As part of the group "Bad Medicine." Jason Drayer dons a Jon
Bon Jovi costume.
Judges and spectators watch the performers closely.
Good Luck Joe and the men of Kalo. The Lamberts
Dear Brian - Congratulations on a job well done. We are proud of you.
Your future is bright. Love, Mom, Dad and The "Ps"
Jerry - We're so very proud of you. Good luck in your senior year. Never
give up on your dream or settle for second best. We love you. Mom, Dad,
Bob, Sandi, and Princess
Dear Maureen, Best wishes on your college journey. Love, Mom, Dad,
Shannon & Ross
Dear Lisa, Three down, one to go! Keep up the good work. We're so proud
of you. Love, Mom, Dad, & Lori
Dear Eileen, It is hard to believe that 4 years have passed so quickly. Love
and congratulations! Lewis, Jessica, Jon, Meredith, Mom and Dad
Meredith - You are a wonderful gift we received and have treasured every
day of our lives. Follow your dreams for you can do anything you want to in
life. Our love and support will always be there for you. Congratulations!
Mom & Dad
Tim '97, Best wishes from your Best Sister! #2 F.O.T.O. Paula
Timothy, God Bless you in all you do. Love, Grandma
Tim, Congratulations and Good Luck in all you do! Aunt Bonnie & Uncle
Students have an opportunity to see a long distance view of
he NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt.
The "Healing Circle" is just one of the many beautiful
squares that remembers those lost to the devastating disease.
The quilt is being displayed in Washington D.C. for its final
complete viewing because it has grown too large to be seen
all at once.
Tim, Congratulations on your graduation and Good Luck at Graduate
School. Love, Your Father
Tim '97, Congratulations! You always make us proud. #1 F.O.T.O. Mom
Dear Natalie, Congratulations to our future teacher on four excellent years
at LVC. Love, Dad, Mom, John, Jen, and Brian
Lisa: You did it! We're proud of you! Love, Mom, Dad & Bob
Dear Alicia, Keep up the good work. You're on your way! Love, Mom 8c
Marcia Samantha, Keep holding on tight to your dreams - don't let them
go! We're proud of you! Love, Mom 8c Dad
Dear Danielle, We can't believe your 4 years are over already. We are so
very proud of you. Love 8c Happiness in the future. Love, Mom 8c Dad
Deena, Through all that you have learned this past year, may you become a
better person, in mind, body, and strength. Love, Mom, Dad and Otto
the crowning of
his fellow Philo
brothers as well
as the other
greeks onto the
field, as part of
to talk after
Let's go J.H., Only two more years of aggravation!
Dear Kelly, We're very proud of you! Lots of love, Mother and Dad
Dear Jenny, What a wonderful daughter you are. You've worked so hard
for this day and we are very proud! Happy graduation - the best is yet to
come. Love always, Dad and Mom
Hey Heather, Two down, two to go! Keep up the good work! Love, Mom &
Dear Brandon, Seems like it was
only yesterday you started L. V.
I'm very proud of you. Love,
Dear Jody, Keep it up - you're
doing great! You Glow Girl.
Love, Mom & Dad
Kim, We love you and are proud
of you. Best wishes. Love, Dad,
Amy, and Joshua
Good Luck, Kim. Hang in there.
Love, Mom-mom and Pop-pop.
Dear Mimi, Kyle and Tommy
sure think you're special, and we
agree. Love, Lori, Ed, Kyle, &
Dear Kim, We are so proud of
our favorite granddaughter!
Love Grandma 8c Granddad
Dear Kim, You have made us
proud. We love you! Love, Mom,
Jake, and Matt
Dear Lin, Three Words: EAR
TRAINING - AARRRGH!!!
Love, Mom, Dad, Ali & O.G.
Cherie Alison, College - moving
along - a senior already? We're
not that old! Keep working hard -
we're very proud! Love, Mom &
During the halftime show, Dave Doll performs his trumpet solo.
Junior Brian Heydt watches the game while sitting on the bleachers
with the rest of the band.
The band gives a solid performance on Homecoming Weekend.
James Unger runs up and down the stands to start the wave.
Dear Dorinda, You'll always
have our support and love. Keep
up the good work! Love, Mom 8c
Congratulations Scott, God bless
you in your new endeavor. Love
Always, Mom and Dad
Dear Jenn, Congratulations! You
are a special person and you've
made us all so proud. We know
your future will be as successful
as your years at LVC. We love
you very much, Mom, Dad & Jon
Dear Jenn, You are a grand-
daughter to be proud of. May
God bless your life with much
love, happiness and success. We
love you very much, Grandma &
Craig - Congratulations on a
great sophomore year! We are so
very proud of you. Love, Mom 8c
Dear Andrea, We're proud of
you and all your accomplish-
ments. Thanks for being such a
beautiful person. Love, Mom
Brian, What an accomplishment!
We're so proud of you. God
bless. Love ya, Mom 8c Dad
Jason: You're half way home and we are very proud of what you have
accomplished so far. Keep up the good work. We can't wait for Football
season!!! We love you!!! Mom & Dad
To Bridget C: From a homesick Freshman in '93 to a mature adult in '97,
with a lot of hard work in between. Congratulations and much love, Dad
Todd, LVC #33 We're very proud of you! Love, Mom and Dad
Big Brother, Congratulations! I'm proud of you. Love, Tammy
Congratulations, Brian! Best wishes in all you do. Love, PopPop Huey &
Brian, Let a smile be your umbrella & sit back and enjoy the weather. Love
Santa Claus conducts the Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble
during the Christmas Dinner.
Kelly Roth and Jessica Smith amuse themselves while
selling raffle tickets to support Nunsense.
During Greek week, Jen Mihalov gives some
encouragement to her AST sister, Sharon Possessky.
Shelby Kampka and Monica Fitzgerald give the
children some pointers.
During her time with them, Karen Taylor stops to
work with each child in the group.
Freshman Laura Cooper helps with the music
Congratulations, Little Bro! You did it! Best of luck. Rock on!! Love, Scott
Brian, Congratulations! Good luck in all you do. We love you. Wendy and
Brian, Way to go! Does this mean you can now sit at the adults table? Love,
Jen 8c Tom
Brian, We're proud of you. Congratulations! Love Uncle John, Aunt Vicki,
Dawn 8c Stephanie
Brian, I knew you could do it. Congratulations on a job well done. Love,
Brain, To one of my favorite second graders. I knew you could do it. Love,
Aunt Sallie & Uncle Jim
Brian, Good going! We love you. We're proud of you. Grandma & Grandpa
#84, What are we going to do with our weekends? No more tailgates. How
will we survive? Your Fan Club
Dear Angie C, Three down and one to go. Keep up the great work. Love,
Mom & Dad
To Dave: You've met all our expectations, even saw an English Dawn -
Love Mom, Dad, Wendy!
Dvan Shannon reads the book A Color of His Own with the childr
Junior Music Education Major, Brandy Harmon volunteers her time to
help teach some songs.
Melissa Patterson tells a story to a group of children
"Raise a song, sound a timbrel..." Elizabeth Lesher Salter did it, and she
did it very well! Beth, we're so proud of you! Love, Mom, Dad, & The
Alana, You've made us very proud parents. What a wonderful daughter!
Love, Mom and Dad
Aunt Wendy, Congratulations on a job well done. We love you. Now can
you play with us? P.S. How about those Packers! Love, Evan & Dane
Dear "A" Wendy, Remember all the fights we had? The kidney-punching
and hair pulling ones were most effective, weren't they? I can't believe my
little sister is graduating! Congrats! W'Amy
Wendy, The little girl who didn't grow because she didn't sleep all night is
now a college graduate. Congratulations and best wishes. All our love goes
with you. Mom & Dad
Jenna, We are very proud of you - Best of luck. Love, Mom & Dad
Students and alumni look at the items for sale in the
craft tent during Spring Arts Weekend.
Deena Hixon prepares to throw at TSS's bean bag
Art lovers get an opportunity to look at pottery made
by students in the Ceramics class.
Heather, You are my inspiration. You have worked hard to reach your
goal. Keep looking up, for there are greater things ahead. The joys of your
heart are love, peace, happiness and contentment. Congratulations and
Mother's blessing to you in all. Love, Mom & Family
Allyson - Congratulations! I am very proud of you - May all your dreams
come true - you deserve the best. Love, Mom
Allyson - Congratulations to a
Allyson - You did it Bu Budnick!!
We knew you would! We're very
proud of you. Love, Aunt Gert &
Bryan B - Congratulations! I wish
you the best always. Love, Mom
JENNIFER, Congratulations on
your college career at LVC. We
are very proud of you. Lots of
love, Dad, Mom, Derek, Becky,
Jim & Devon.
Daniel Patrick Henderson - The
Lord knows you well; therefore,
he has opened a door to you that
no one can shut. Run with en-
durance the race that is set be-
fore you. We wish you a wonder-
ful life. With utmost pride and
love, Mom, Dad, and Andrew
Wig and Buckle member, Wayne Knaub gets ready to
fry a pierogie.
Liz Pond, Jill Fleming, and their AST sisters decide which
sweatshirts to buy.
Many people enjoy the exhibit on display in the Gallery.
Students listen to the bands performing on the Second Stage,
behind Vickroy Hall.
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The "The Torch Is Gone, But We Are the Light" Quittapahilla 1997, Volume 82 of the Lebanon Valley
College Yearbook was printed and published by the Taylor Publishing Company of Dallas, Texas and Malvern,
Pennsylvania. The book had a press run of 300 copies.
The cover was an original design executed on a base Black 00 1 Matte with gold foil stamped. Eighty pound
high gloss enamel paper was used throughout the book.
Copy for the entire book was printed in variations of Seville. Body copy, caption, and headline point sizes
varied throughout the book.
The staff consisted of:
Advisor: Ms. Jane Pallida
Editor-in-Chief: Carrie Stull
Assistant Editor: Heather Bair
Secretary: Amv Parsons
Business Manager: Jason Lausch
Publicity Manager: Michelle Heffley
Photography Editor: Matthew Hintz
Student Life Section Editor: Carrie Stull
Student Life Staff: Jason Lausch, Clint Rudy
Senior Section Editor: Carrie Stull
Senior Section Staff: Michelle Heffley
Faculty Section Editor: Amy Parsons
Faculty Section Staff: Matthew Hintz
Athletics Section Editors: Ryan Bevitz, Nathan Hillegas
Athletics Section Staff: Matthew Green
Organizations Section Editor: Heather Bair
Organizations Section Staff: Dave Kotschessa
Music Section Editor: Steven Perkins
Music Section Staff: Kristin Chandler
Greek Section Editor: Beth Curley
Residential Life Section Editors: Heather Draper, Melissa
Graduation Section Editor: Carrie Stull
Closing Section Editors: Carrie Stull, Michele Weber
Copy Writers: Heather Bair, Ryan Bevitz, Beth Curley,
Matthew Green, Nathan Hillegas, David Kotschessa, Clint Rudy, Carrie Stull
Layout Designers: Heather Bair, Ryan Bevitz, Nathan Hillegas, Jason Lausch, Carrie Stull
Photographers: Heather Bair, Ryan Bevitz, Kristin Chandler, Beth Curley, Heather Draper, Michelle Heffley,
Nathan Hillegas, Matthew Hintz, Jason Lausch, Melissa Mowrer, Amy Parsons, Steven Perkins, Michele Weber
The Taylor Sales Representative is Ed Patrick, Jr. and the Customer Service Representative in plant is Melody
The Lebanon Valley College Quittapahilla is produced entirely by a volunteer staff.
To the 1996-97 Quittapahilla Staff: Your dedication to and interest in this book was unbelievable. Thank you all
for vour hard work, input, and desire to create an excellent publication.
To my fellow Quittapahilla Officers: Thank you for your organization, patience, and leadership throughout
To Ryan Bevitz and Nate Hillegas: Thank you for going far and above the call of duty when needed. Best of
luck in the future - the Athletics Section will never be the same without you!
To Heather Draper and Melissa Mowrer: Many thanks for working so hard on the Residential Life Section
despite the problems - your efforts are much appreciated.
To David Kotschessa and Clint Rudy: Thank you for your inspiring energy and willingness to learn!
Special Thanks to Liz Borges and Rose Ugliuzza for originating the theme for this edition of the Quittapahilla.
To Jane Pallida, our advisor and to the College Relations Office for helping us to gather photographs. Also to
photographer, Dan Marschka.
To Jen Evans, Jason Henery, Christopher Melusky and the LYC Student Council: Thank you once again for your
trust and positivitv as we work to make each yearbook better than the last.
To Wayne Knaub: Thank you for the use of articles from the La Vie Collegienne . Also, special thanks to the
following La Vie staff writers: Malaika Cheney-Coker, Kimbrin Cornelius, Ellen Gehr, Lvnne Heisev, David
Kotschessa, Amanda Lee, Stef Leiser, Deb Meyer, Dan Morneau, Anni Shockey, Kelly Sonon, and Arianne Zeck.
Many thanks to Mr. Robert Riley for helping us keep the lines of communication open throughout the year.
An enormous thank you to Ed Patrick, Jr., our Taylor representative for the endless support and encourage-
Thank vou to staff and photographers at DaYor Photography.
To the Music Faculty and Students: Thank you for allowing us to honor your talents and accomplishments with a
To the Greek Organizations: Many thanks for allowing
us to recreate the Greek Life Section after its absence
of many years.
Heartfelt thanks to Pat Schools and all of the College
Center Desk Workers for your help throughout the
To all LYC Students, Faculty Members, Staff Mem-
bers, and Administrators: Without your undying sup-
port and cooperation, the Quittapahilla would not
exist. Thank you.
— Carrie Stull. Editor-in-Chief
The Torch Is Gone
But We Are the Light
To Thee, dear Alma Mater
This ringing song we raise,
A song that's fraught with gladness,
A song that's filled with praise,
We cannot help but love Thee,
Our hearts are full and free,
Full well we know the debt we owe,
To dear old LVC.
We come from old New Hampshire,
Where winter breezes blow,
And from the sunny Southland,
Where sweet magnolias grow,
We've sung "Star Spangled Banner,"
To "Dixie" given a cheer,
And now we raise this song of praise,
To Alma Mater dear.
Put forth your strongest might,
And let our Alma Mater
Win each and every fight,
Lift high its royal banner,
And keep its honor clear,
And let our song with voices strong
Ring down thro' many a year.