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SUMMER 1992 


A quarterly publication of 
Susquehanna University 

"A Plea Against Indifference" 

Excerpts from Elie Wiesel's 

commencement address 

Highlights of Alumni 
Weekend '92 



The Greenhouse Rocks On 




Going Greek in the '90s: 

decade after the excesses of the early '80s, Greek organizations 

at Susquehanna are facing a tough challenge to play by new 

rules in the "age of accountability" '90s. 
Today's era of serious scrutiny about the value of Greek Life 

has seen some schools banning fraternities and sororities 
altogether. Susquehanna has chosen instead to nurture the system — 
attempting to reinforce the benefits, while taking steps to weed out 
the detriments. 

The University and many of its alumni 
and current students have experienced 
the positives of Greek life — leadership 
and service experience, intense lifelong 
friendships and significant contributions 
to campus life, alumni activities and 
institutional support. 

But Susquehanna and other schools, 
following a gradual loosening of restrictions 
on campus life from the late '60s through 
the early '80s, have also experienced the 
downside of Greek life, including alcohol 
abuse, sexism, racism, vandalism, poor 
property maintenance and organized 

In the last decade pressure to enforce 
existing laws and a growing concern 
about risk management and liability 
have prompted many schools to review 
and revise Greek systems. 

At Susquehanna the changes have 
included more stringent regulations on 
alcohol use, grade point averages and 
the pledging process. There is also an 
entire new recognition system outlining 
obligations and responsibilities of both 
the University and the fraternities and 

Membership in Greek organizations a 
Susquehanna has fluctuated from nearly 
40 percent of the student body in the 
early sixties to about 18 percent in 1984, 
two years after the school closed two 
national fraternity chapters. The figures 

com. on p. 2 






To The Editor: 

My sincere thanks to Phil Olphin, 
Class of 1976, for the letter concerning 
the SU logo. I thought I was alone. 

The new logo has several negative 
aspects to consider. We have exchanged 
an enduring symbol for a transient one. 
Twice while I was at SU Selinsgrove Hall 
was in flames. Later, G.A. Hall burned 
to the ground. A catastrophe such as this 
would mean another new logo. 

The editor says that consistency is 
essential for the graphic identity of 
Susquehanna University. It would seem 
to be more consistent if the seal and logo 
were the same. 

If the curved path is to signify the river, 
it is nowhere near Selinsgrove Hall, and 
if it is a path, all paths to Selinsgrove 
Hall are straight. 

However, all this is minor compared 
to the fact that the motto was left off the 
new design. Ad Gloriam Maiorem Dei — 
To The Greater Glory of God— signifies 
Susquehanna's founding as a missionary 
institute of the Lutheran Church. If it is 
felt that sailing under this banner will 
not attract qualified students, faculty 
and staff, then the wrong types are 
being sought. 

I believe daily chapel is a thing of 
the past. With the removal of the seal 

with its motto from visible publications 
and merchandise under the guise of 
protesting its dignity, the regular 
acceptance of funds which the Lutheran 
Church provides, is one of the few links 
SU still has with the church. 

I urge SU to make our seal and logo 
one and the same as it has been, and to 
declare boldly and with pride for all to 
see that Susquehanna University exists 
Ad Gloriam Maiorem Dei. 


Roberta Gaetz Palmer 
Class of 1948 

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2 Susquehanna Today 

Going Greek in the '90s: 

cont. from p. 1 

have remained fairly steady for the past 
five years at about 33 to 35 percent. 

And while Greek organizations attract 
the majority of students on some campuses, 
such as Gettysburg and Franklin and 
Marshall, Susquehanna's more modest 
totals give the University what President 
Joel Cunningham calls an "attractive mix." 

"It's in,, u place where one has to be 
a member of a Greek group to have an 
active, rewarding time on campus. It's 
an option, but not one that blocks other 

A fraternity member as an 
undergraduate at the University of 
Tennessee at Chattanooga, Cunningham 
has continued an active role. As current 
president of Sigma Chi international 
fraternity, he works to provide constructive 
support and improve Greek opportunities 
here at Susquehanna and elsewhere. 

"There is a lot of good work going on 
in the fraternities and the sororities that 
nobody knows about," explains Dorothy 
Anderson, dean of student life. "They 
have not been good about tooting their 
own horns." 

Anderson has experienced the Greek 
system at Susquehanna firsthand, both 
as a student and sorority member in the 
early sixties and a member of the student 
life staff since 1967 and dean since 1980. 
Her tenure has seen Greek organizations 
on campus "come a long way" toward 
correcting problems. "But they also 
have much farther to go," she adds. 

Many faculty members criticize the 
Greek system for promoting "anti- 
intellectual" attitudes and passive 
classroom behavior inconsistent with the 
the University's academic mission, says 
Jeanne Neff, vice president for academic 

"It's not a place where one has to be a 
member of a Greek group to have an 
active, rewarding time on campus. It's 
an option, but not one that blocks 
other options." 

He sees community service by Greek 
groups as consistent with Susquehanna's 
overall commitment to service. Each 
chapter supports local or regional projects 
such as the annual children's fair at 
Susquehanna Valley Mall, "Adopt-a- 
Highway" or "Feed-a-Friend" with 
Lincoln University. Groups also work to 
aid charities supported by their national 
chapters, ranging from Ronald McDonald 
Houses to Alzheimer's Disease education. 

affairs. "A sizable contingent of our faculty 
also believe fraternities are elitist and 
work against a sense of broad campus 
community," she adds. 

New attitudes about gender relations 
are also drawing negative attention to 
some Greek "traditions." Former sorority 
officer, Kristen Rozansky '92, dropped 
out of her chapter after deciding many 
of the organized activities, particularly 
rush, were not only "divisive" but 

"demeaning to women " She says she 
often found sexist behavior of fraternity 
members "offensive." 

Sensitive to charges that Greek 
organizations have tried to dominate and 
polarize campus life, the University has 
taken deliberate steps to provide alternative 
activities, especially on weekends. "I 
really don't think it's necessary to have a 
Greek system on a campus this small," says 
junior Mike Rick. "There are plenty of 
other things to do." 

Dean Anderson says bad press, much 
of it deserved in her opinion, is only one 
factor contributing to a reduced number 
of students who pledge Greek organizations. 
An economic climate that makes initiation 
fees and dues a luxury, and the 
demographics of a shrinking student 
population have also taken their toll. And 
while parties and beer served as powerful 
recruitment tools in the early '80s, 
today's Greek groups face the marketing 
challenge of selling themselves on the 
values and the opportunities inherent in 
the Greek experience. 

Representatives of the nine fraternities 
and sororities on campus addressed both 
of these issues at the University's first 
Greek Leadership workshop in January 
of this year. Designed to develop individual 
leadership skills and to help implement 
goals for Greek groups, the session 
produced a variety of positive results. 
Participants agreed to work toward 
several goals, including to dispel negative 
images of Greeks and to increase Greek 
membership by 15 percent within the next 
five years. 

Participants also pledged to work 
toward unity, not only among individual 
houses but also between the Interfraternity 
Council (IFC) and the Pan-Hellenic 
Council. The step is a major one for 
diverse chapters that in the past have 
functioned more like "marbles in a fan, 

cont. on p. 

Fraternities Party with New Alcohol Policy 

YOB and TIPS — they 
may not decorate sorority 
sweatshirts and fraternity 
houses, but knowing what 
they mean is just as important 
as knowing the Greek letters 
on campus today. 

Short for "Bring Your Own Beer" and 
"To Insure Party Safety," the acronyms are 
signs of the times. A heightened awareness 
of legal obligations and alcohol abuse has 
prompted new policies to protect the 
University, fraternites and sororities, and 
individual students from liability and 
related consequences of uncontrolled 

The scene has evolved dramatically since 
the '70s, when beer trucks and kegs were 
not uncommon sights on campus and when 
even the Student Government Association 
provided beer at Spring Weekends. 

"When New Jersey and New York dropped 
the drinking age to 18, even though 
Pennsylvania didn't, we had half the student 
body here thinking they were of legal age 
to drink," recalls Dorothy Anderson, dean 
of student life. 

"Fraternities became the focal point for 
massive beer parties - open to anyone who 
paid a buck at the door. It didn't translate 
into more membership, it translated into 
more trouble." 

Campus-wide, nine out of 10 disciplinary 
issues are typically related to alcohol, says 
Anderson. Trouble has included not only 
out-of-control partying and property damage, 
but also drinking and driving. Two alcohol- 
related deaths on campus occurred in the 

Susquehanna's efforts to construct a 
change started in the late 1970s with 
educational programs and workshops in 
residence halls and fraternities. In 1979-80, 
the University implemented an alcohol 

registration policy and has gradually 
tightened regulations in subsequent years. 
A part-time drug/alcohol counselor joined 
the staff in 1988. The school also reinstituted 
the Student Judiciary Board and other 
procedures designed to hold students 
accountable for their actions. 

"We have always attempted to have 
students in on the discussions," stresses 

Under current University policy, persons 
over 21 may possess limited amounts of 
alcohol for their own use. Alcohol may be 
consumed only in private rooms in residence 
halls, sorority and fraternity houses or at 
closed/private fraternity house events that 
meet certain guidelines. 

In the fall of 1990, the University 
introduced a BYOB policy for fraternity 
parties to achieve safety and compliance 
with state and local ordinances. The policy 
bans kegs, beer balls and mass mixtures, 
such as spiked punch, and requires that 

fraternity funds not be used to purchase 

Alcohol may be consumed in designated 
party areas by those 21 and older, but only 
if they are on a designated guest list with 
wristband identification. The policy also 
specifies acceptable party hours as well 
as the maximum amounts persons of legal 
drinking age may bring to the event. 

The University's new Fraternal 
Organization Recognition Document 
also strongly encourages TIPS (To Insure 
Party Safety) training for all members. 

"We've been able to track a real 
decrease in problems and damages since we 
implemented these rules," says Anderson, 
who feels the latest BYOB policy will likely 
take a four-year cycle for full acceptance. 

"The goal is not to discipline people for 
having fun, but to lessen the chances of 
people hurting themselves or others with 

Going Greek in the '90s: 

com. from p. 2 

shooting off in all different directions," 
in the words of Tim McGuriman, 
assistant director of residence life. 

The groups are already taking the first 
steps. "No matter what the letters, we're 
all Greek together" became the theme for 
Ihis spring's Greek Week. Following the 
lead of sororities, fraternities recently 
revamped rush activities to introduce new 
students to all five houses rather than a 
single fraternity. 

Other moves include a proposal to 
establish a Greek Judicial Board and 
steps to develop criteria for an annual 
Greek Chapter Award. 

Service projects are both a higher 
priority and more visible than in the past 

chapter service chairpersons meet 
monthly with Deborah Woods, director 
of volunteer programs, to review 
opportunities. Organizers are also planning 
regular all-Greek philanthropy projects 
including a dance marathon to benefit 
the building fund for Geisinger Children's 

Senior Damon Reynolds says he overcame 
his own negative stereotype of Greeks 
to become rush chairman and president 
of Phi Sigma Kappa. Currently president 

of IFC, Reynolds sees a real need for a 
stronger role for the Council in the 
future. "I never considered myself a 
joiner or a leader, but with that sense of 
belonging has come a sense of responsibility 
— to help things to continue and to get 

Pan-Hellenic President Julianne 
Schweitzer, also a senior, shares Reynolds' 
commitment to the system. Attracted to join 
a sorority after visiting her two older 
brothers at their Susquehanna fraternities, 
Schweitzer praises the opportunities Greek 
life has presented. High on her list are 
leadership roles and network-building with 
alumnae through a national chapter "link- 
up" program to help members learn about 
job openings. 

Schweitzer also expresses a new attitude 
toward hazing. "Before when you asked 
a pledge to do something, you never 
expected them to say no. But now they 
do say 'no' and you respect them for it." 

The changes in the pledge process have 
come in response to pressure from the 
University, national chapters and the 
public. For several years Susquehanna 
has required pledges and active members 
to attend workshops on hazing. Students 
also sign an anti-hazing statement that 
becomes part of their permanent records. 
One national fraternity on campus, Phi 
Sigma Kappa, has eliminated the pledge 
process entirely — new members are 
initiated immediately. 

Ultimately such moves aim to bolster 
the overall health of the Greek system — 
a system in which, in the words of the 
University's new Fraternal Organization 
Recognition Document, the strength of a 
chapter will be "measured not only by its 
numbers, but by the impact it has on the 
host college, other students, and the 
surrounding community." 

FORD Defines 

the Guest/Host Relationship 

hat's special about the Greek system at Susquehanna? 

One major difference between our campus and many others is the 
existence of the University's new Fraternal Organization Recognition 
Document (FORD) signed last fall. 

"We get inquiries on a regular basis from other schools asking for 
copies of our recognition documents to help implement similar systems 
on their campuses," says Tim McGuriman, assistant director for residence life. 

The 13-page document defines the guest/ host relationship between the Greek groups 
and the University. It spells out obligations, procedures and regulations governing 
academic standards, advising, pledge activities, risk management, leadership 
training and community service. The agreement also mandates housekeeping, 
safety, sanitation and maintenance for chapters housed on University property. 

The agreement calls for each Greek group to pass a comprehensive Recognition 
Review Board hearing on a rotating basis every three years. In other years the 
group will face a less stringent Greek Review Board hearing. 

The process is designed to provide ongoing contact with each organization every 
year, explains Dorothy Anderson, dean of student life. "We want to take pro-active 
steps to head off potential problems before they develop into major issues." And, 
she stresses the system will also recognize positive points. "If a group deserves 
stars, they'll get stars." 

Using an American Council on Education "white paper" report on the Greek 
system, the Student Life Office launched the agreement process with a series of 
brainstorming sessions involving the Interfraternity and Pan-Hellenic Councils, 
national and local advisory groups and campus administrators. 

In the fall of 1991, more than two years, six drafts and many meetings later, 
advisory groups approved the policy statement, and Pan-Hell and IFC accepted 
with reservations. The most difficult point in the agreement was raising the grade 
point averages required for freshman rush to 2.24 from a 2.0. 

"Our experience in four years of monitoring what goes on during the pledge 
process was that grades dropped on average .2, enough to significantly affect 
borderline students, " explains Dorothy Anderson, dean of student life. "It doesn't 
do anyone much good to be initiated in a fraternity and then dismissed from school 
for poor grades." 

But Anderson praises student groups for their reactions to the first year under 
the agreement. "The students are to be commended," she stresses. "They could 
be screaming about these changes." 

Eight of nine Greek organizations on campus also took the opportunity to participate 
in a mock Recognition Review Board hearing to prepare for the future. The process 
has prompted considerable soul-searching among all parties. "We have all learned 
a lot," says McGuriman. ,_, n6CPnr|.n j 

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Susquehanna Today 3 

/ ampus News 

Humanitarian Wiesel Speaks at Commencement ! 

Nobel Peace Prize-winning author and 
world humanitarian Elie Wiesel addressed 
a crowd of approximately 2,000 on hand 
to see 321 students receive degrees at the 
University's commencement exercises on 
Sunday, May 17. 

Wiesel, who also received an Honorary 
Doctor of Humane Letters in the ceremony, 
titled his talk "A Plea Against Indifference," 
to encourage people to fight the apathy 
that he says is all too commonly felt 
these days toward victims of injustices. 

The author of more than 25 works, 
Professor Wiesel is one of the world's 
foremost authorities on hatred and 
prejudice, and is himself a survivor of 
the Nazi Holocaust. He has been Andrew 
Mellon Professor in the Humanities at 
Boston University since 1976, and has 
received many prestigious awards including 
the Martin Luther King Jr. medallion and 
the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. In naming 
Wiesel recipient of the peace prize, Nobel 
Committee chair Egel Aarvik noted: "Elie 
Wiesel has emerged as one of the most 
spiritual leaders and guides in an age 
when violence, repression and racism 
continue to characterize the world . . . 
His belief that the forces fighting evil 
in the world can be victorious is a 
hard-won belief." 

The University also awarded honorary 
degrees to three other recipients: 
► An Honorary Doctor of Divinity to 
the Reverend Dale D. Hansen, pastor 
of St. Luke's Lutheran Church in New 
York City. Since 1975, Rev. Hansen has 
served in this parish known for providing 
a non-typical ministry to thousands of 
persons, including the elderly, homeless, 
undocumented aliens, tourists and 
transients. He serves as unofficial 
"Protestant Chaplain to the Theatre" 

community and has held numerous 
hospital chaplaincy, housing and 
synodical positions. His leadership 
on behalf of the diverse and needful 
population of Times Square has led 

his ministry to be dubbed "A Miracle 

on 46th Street." 

► An Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters 
to Bernard Lown, M.D. , one of the world's 
leading cardiologists and co-president of 

Elie Wiesel 

The Rev. Dale Hansen 

Robert Weis 

Bernard Lown, M.D. 

International Physicians for the Prevention 
of Nuclear War (IPPNW) which won a 
Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. Dr. Lown is 
professor of cardiology emeritus of Harvard 
University School of Public Health and 
senior physician at Brigham & Women's 
Hospital in Boston. He is a pioneer in 
the research of sudden cardiac death. 
He invented the defibrillator and the 
cardioverter, and introduced the drug 
Lidocaine, used worldwide to control 
disturbances of the heartbeat. His 
recent work has demonstrated the role 
of psychological and behavioral factors 
in regulating the heart. Dr. Lown has 
written two books and numerous articles 
published in leading medical journals 

► An Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters 
to Robert F. Weis, vice president and 
treasurer of Weis Markets, which operates 
127 supermarkets in a five-state area. A 
graduate of Yale University, Weis joined 
Weis Markets in 1946 after serving as 
captain in the Air Force from 1941-45. 
He has held numerous leadership positions 
in the community including past president 
of the board of trustees of the Sunbury 
Community Hospital where he continues 
to serve as trustee, as chairman of the 
board of directors of the First National 
Trust Bank of Sunbury, and a director 
of Susquehanna Bancshares. He served 
on Susquehanna University's board of 
directors from 1970-1991, and is now an 
emeritus member of the board. A generous 
benefactor of the University, he chaired 
the steering committee of Susquehanna's 
recently completed successful capital 
campaign. In 1989, Susquehanna's 
Blough-Weis Library was named in 
honor of Weis and his wife, Patricia. 

Scenes from commencement 1 992 

4 Susquehanna Today 


from an address by Elie Wiesel • Susquehanna University Commencement May 17. 1992 

Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel delivering the 
commencement address. 

"A Plea Against Indifference" 

. . . This is a moment of taking stock for you and me. You are asking yourself 
what have you learned, what will remain of that learning, how will it influence 
your life, and I am asking myself, what happened to me since another 17th 
of May. 

May 17, 1944, was to me a dark day. That day in the little town which was 
mine, a town beyond the mountains and the oceans lived, flourished and tried 
to await redemption and peace. That town became a source of suffering and 
agony. That day a ghetto in my place began its liquidations and people that 
I have known and loved— parents, friends, comrades — were taken away, 
destination unknown, going somewhere— we didn't know where. . . . 

. . . What pained us most that day was not that the enemy took us away. What 
pained us was that our neighbors were looking on in total indifference. 

. . . Since then, the problem of indifference has hounded my life. Why 
are people indifferent? Don V people understand that indifference is probably 
the worst plague that exists in life? It is worse than despair. Despair is a 
beginning. Despair can inspire you to create great works of art, music, 
literature, philosophy, theology. Despair evokes compassion; but indifference 
is the end. There is nothing beyond. 

I used to say for many years that the opposite of love is not hate, but 
indifference. But that is true of everything else. The opposite of education 
is not ignorance, but indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, but 
indifference. The opposite of art, beauty is not ugliness, but indifference to 
art, indifference to beauty. The opposite of life is not death, but indifference. 

1 was wondering how come that people don 7 understand that. Is it because 
indifference also offers a person a shelter? When we see so much evil in the 
world it is easier perhaps not to pay attention to it since then you don 't have 
to do anything. When we see the racism that is still plaguing our society, the 
frustration that you feel, that you see on television, the injustices that were 
exemplified in Los Angeles, you say to yourself, ' ' What can you do?" ... 
The next step may be indifference, it is easier not to know about it. 

However, I believe with my whole heart, my young friends, that indifference 
is not the answer. Indifference is not even a component of an answer. When 
you see the looting, the killing in Los Angeles, you say to yourself, ' It involves 
me, 1 must do something about it. ' ' And if you don 'tfeel anything about it, 

then woe unto you and woe unto us your teachers. That means we have not 
taught you well enough. . . . 

. . . Don't tell me you are too young to think about it. You are no longer 
in a position of not having to take responsibility. Beginning this day you are 
responsible. Beginning this day you are responsible for what is happening in 
Haiti, for what is happening in Africa, where people still starve of hunger. . . . 

. . . The same is true of everything else; we are responsible. I have teamed 
as a Jew that whatever happens to my people affects other people. . . . Whatever 
happens to one community for whatever reason affects other communities. 
Today we live in a small village, the planet is so small. And don 't ever think 
that you can live now in isolation and indifference and waiting for good things 
to happen unless you make them happen. . . . 

... I believe indifference to be not only a sin but a punishment, a sin that 
is already its own punishment. In our tradition we know that God may be unfair, 
but never indifferent. . . . 

. . . There are no accidents. Everything is because it is meant to be. And if 
you are here today it 's because generations and generations of your forbears 
decided one day to leave other countries, Africa or Europe, and seek a land 
of freedom. And here you are to justify their faith in you. That means that 
not only were they not indifferent to their own faith, they were not indifferent 
to yours. . . . 

. . . What is education, what is life, what is friendship, what is love, 
what is beauty, what is joy, if not our own impulse, our own pulsation, 
our own protest against an indifferent society, against an indifferent world 
that you now are called upon to conquer, not with violence, but with words; 
not with cruelty, but with compassion; and surely not with hatred, but with 
a sense of exultation. 

I wish you, all of you, that the curiosity that was yours for four years, that 
the eagerness to learn, that thirst for knowledge, that were yours for four years, 
continue for many more to come. I congratulate you and wish you well. 

Susquehanna Today 5 

Child Care Center To Be Built on Campus 

Susquehanna University has joined 
with Snyder, Union, Mifflin Child 
Development, Inc. (SUMCD) on a 
unique project to construct a child care 
facility providing services to the University 
faculty and staff and families in the 
surrounding community. 

The Center will also serve as a lab 
school for University students in the 
fields of education, sociology, psychology 
and other related areas of study and will 
include a classroom/observation room for 

University use. 

Believed to be the first co-op of this 
kind in Pennsylvania, the $373,000, 5,000- 
square foot facility is tentatively set for 
opening in September of 1993. The center 
will be constructed west of Susquehanna's 
Mini-dorm and north of the adjacent 
parking lot. 

The University is making land available 
for the project, and construction costs are 
being paid in full by grants and loans 
secured by SUMCD and the Association 


Class of 1996: Largest in Three 'fears 

As fall approaches, the University is 
preparing to welcome its largest freshman 
class in three years. 

An estimated 425 students will join the 
class of 1996. An additional 33 new transfer 
students will push the new student total 
to 454 and the total fall opening enrollment 
to 1,363. 

Forty-three percent of the students ranked 
in the top fifth and 72 percent in the top 

two-fifths of their high school graduating 
classes. Their average SAT scores were 

Nearly 70 percent of the new freshmen 
will begin their academic careers in the 
School of Arts and Sciences. Eighteen 
percent will enter the Sigmund Weis 
School of Business and 13 percent will 
join the School of Fine Arts and 


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for Retarded Citizens (ARC). The ongoing 
operations and maintenance budget and 
the services provided within the facility 
will also be the responsibility of SUMCD 
and the ARC. 

In addition to child care for University 
employees and community residents, the 
center will also serve as a Head Start 
facility and provide early intervention 
services for disabled preschoolers. 

"The University and the agencies 
involved are excited about this coordinated 
partnership to provide services for 
children of all ages, disabilities, and 
incomes," says Sharon Gibson, director 
of SUMCD. "Alone these services would 
operate inefficiently or not at all. 
Together, this project can succeed." 

The facility will provide: 

• child care services to the community, 
giving priority to University employees, 
with parents paying the full cost of care 
through weekly fees administered by 

• Head Start services to 18 to 36 low 
income families (two classes sharing one 
classroom space) paid in full by federal, 
state and local Head Start funding 

sources, administered by SUMCD, and 
• early intervention services to preschool 
children with disabilities through the 
ARC (one classroom) with full funding 
from state and federal sources, locally 
administered through the CMSU Mental 
Health/Mental Retardation Office and the 
Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit. 

Child care services will be available on 
a fee basis, and services are being planned 
to include infant, toddler and preschool 
care with school-aged care before and 
after school. Summer programs and child 
care for evening students and for University 
special events will also be explored and 
provided if interest and need are found 
to exist. 

Information about the project is 
available from Assistant Professor of 
Psychology and President of SUMCD 
Dr. Tom Martin at (717) 372-4188, Vice 
President for Academic Affairs 
Jeanne Neff at (717) 372-4127 or 
SUMCD Director Sharon Gibson at 
(717) 966-2669. 

Scenes from commencement 1 992 

6 Susquehanna Today 


Aug. 27 

Opening Convocation 
Weber Chapel Auditorium 

1:30 p.m 

Sept. 13 

Organ recital 

Dr. Susan Hegberg 

Weber Chapel Auditorium 

3:00 p.m 

Sept. 25, 



Oct. 9, 10 Fall Student Musical 
Weber Chapel Auditorium 

Oct. 11 Brigadoon 

Weber Chapel Auditorium 

Oct. 12, 13 Columbus Quincentennial 
Campus-wide Teach-in 

Sept. 26 Artist Series 8:00 p.m. 

Count Basie's Orchestra 
Weber Chapel Auditorium 

Oct. 1 Visiting Writer Series 7:30 p.m. 

Billy Collins, poet 
Benjamin Apple Lecture 
Bogar Hall 

Oct. 9 Scholars' Recognition 

Dinner 7:30 p.m. 

Evert Dining Hall 

Oct. 9, 10 Parents' Weekend 

Oct. 24 

Nov. 4 

Nov. 18 

Dec. 6 

Fall Visitation Day 
for prospective students 
and families 

8:00 p.m. 

3:00 p.m. 

10:00 a.m. 
to 3:00 p.m. 

Artist Series: Verdi's Rigoletto 7:30 p.m. 
Opera Nazionale Italiana 
Weber Chapel Auditorium 

Visiting Writer Series 7:30 p.m. 

Larry Heinemann, 

fiction writer 
Isaacs Auditorium 
Seibert Hall 

Artist Series: Messiah 3:00 p.m. 

The Masterworks Chorus 
Weber Chapel Auditorium 

Dec. 10 Christmas Candlelight Service 7: 30 p. m . 

Weber Chapel Auditorium 

Dec. 11, 12 Pennsylvania High School 
Speech League 
State Drama Festival 8:30 a.m. to 

Degenstein Center Theater 11:30 p.m. 

To receive further information on these or other events 
or a printed Calendar of Events or sports schedule, 
please contact the Office of Public Relations at (717) 

Two Join University Board 

Judy Wentz of New Canaan, Ct., and Thomas A. 
Lull '94 of Kingston were recently elected members 
of Susquehanna University's board of directors. 

Lull, a junior at Susquehanna majoring in business, 
was nominated by the Student Government Association 
to serve as student representative on the board. He is an 
active member of the Association, the Orientation Planning 
Committee and his fraternity. Phi Sigma Kappa. A 1990 
graduate of Wyoming Seminary, he is the son of Mr. and 
Mrs. O. Charles Lull. 

Wentz, who will serve a three-year term, is a Wellesley 
College graduate and holds a master of arts in teaching 
from Harvard University. Her mother, Helen Blough, 
received an honorary doctorate from Susquehanna in 
1987 and her father, Roger Blough. is a member of the 
class of 1925. 

Wentz taught at the secondary level for several years 
before joining the Educational Research Council of 
America where she developed social studies curricula 
for grades Kindergarten through 12. She is also a 
professional photographer and has been an active 
civic leader in a variety of areas. 

She is a trustee of the Kent School and a former member 
of the board of the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary 
and a founder of the Dorflinger Glass Museum, both 
in White Mills, Pa. She also served as the chair of the 
Finance Committee of the Helen Decker Blough Library 
in Hawley, Pa. 

Wentz is married to Howard Wentz, chairman of Esstar 
Corporation, and has three children. 

Irving Miller '71, corporate market representation manager for 

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., presents a "Business in the '90s" 

tee-shirt to Michael Beck of Selinsgrove. one of 29 high school 

students attending this summer's business workshop at the 

Sigmund Weis School. A grant from Toyota funded scholarships 

for the session. „ . _ , . 

Susquehanna Today 7 

Campus-wide Teach-in Will Mark Columbus Quincentennial 

A multi-disciplinary colloquium featuring a campus- 
wide teach-in will highlight Susquehanna University's 
celebration of the Columbus Quincentennial this fall. 

Classes, guest speakers, a Film Institute, an 
international telephone conference, a worship service 
and a variety of other events are scheduled for October 
8 through 13. Students, parents, faculty and staff, local 
high school teachers and students and the general public 
will participate. 

Designed to increase awareness and appreciation for 

the cultural diversity in the Western hemisphere, the 
programs will culminate a year-long project to examine 
the worlds of 1492 and 1992, both individually and in 
relation to each other. 

"We set out to provide a multi-cultural, multi- 
disciplinary lens through which we can view our world, 
both past and present, and seek a course for the future," 
explains Dr. Leona Martin, project coordinator and 
assistant professor of Spanish. 

"The events will not necessarily be limited to a 

The audi'orium in Se/bert Hall has a new name — Lawrence M. 
to Larry '43 and Louise '45 in recognition of their outstanding 
of their alma mater. 

and Louise Kresge Isaacs Auditorium. The site was recently dedicated 
volunteer leadership, generosity and active participation in the life 


An eclectic mix of topics, from rock music and a faculty 
poet to student computer consultants and mentors for 
women business majors has earned Susquehanna media 
attention in recent months. 

The New York Times article on Dr. Mary Cianni and 
Susquehanna's new Sigmund Weis School of Business 
mentor program for women continued to generate publicity 
on the Times' wire service. The article, reprinted in our 
spring issue, also appeared in The Minneapolis Star- 
Tribune, Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, Rochester 
Democrat and Chronicle, Portland-Oregonian and 
Harrisburg's Patriot-News to name a few. 

WQSU-FM General Manager Bob Gross has also 
gotten exposure via the wire service route after he was 
interviewed for a story on why people are attracted to 
heavy melal music in the Orlando Sentinel. The same 
article also appeared in major papers in Alabama and 
South Carolina. 

Associate Professor of English Dr. Gary Fincke has 
g;uned some critical acclaim with the release of his 
second book of poetry and was the subject of a feature 
story which appeared in The Harrisburg Patriot-News 
as well as The Daily Item in Sunbury. 

On the student front, a story on Susquehanna's 
Computer Consultants volunteer project ran in the 
Patriot-News, as well as The Chronicle of Higher 
Education. Susquehanna's student march "Take 

Back the Night," which was part of a national co-ed 
movement to heighten the awareness of the fear of 
violence and sexual assault many women face at night, 
was also featured in the Sunday Reading Eagle. 

Baltimore Orioles' rookie pitching sensation Mike 
Mussina has gotten a lot of national attention with his 
start this year. So has Mussina's younger brother Mark, 
who had a banner rookie season of his own at Susquehanna. 
As a starting pitcher on this year's Crusader baseball 
team, Mark earned mention in both USA Today and The 
Baltimore Sun. His teammates also earned regional 
coverage with feature stories in the Harrisburg Patriot- 
News, and the Bergen County Record of Hackensack, 
N.J., as well as Wilkes-Barre's Times-Leader and 
Citizen 's Voice. The team was also featured on three 
regional television stations. 

Susquehanna had Co-Outstanding Senior Female 
Athletes this year in roommates Paige Malin and Jen 
Winter and the award garnered the duo some good 
press in the Philadelphia Inquirer and NCAA News. 

Crusader crew was the focus of two features in the 
Trenton-Times and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Track 
student-athletes were also featured in The Fairfax (Va.) 
Journal and The Scranton Times, while golfer Rob 
Rohrbach was named WNEP-TV's "Sportstar of the 
Week" after winning Middle Atlantic Conference 
medalist honors. 

celebration of Columbus and the discovery of the New 
World," stresses Martin. "They will also, in the words 
of one of our students, be 'a celebration of our own 
enlightenment.' " 

An evening lecture will kick off the final series of 
events on Thursday, October 8. 

Parents' Weekend and Columbus Day weekend events 
will follow, beginning on Friday, October 9 with a Scholars' 
Recognition Dinner featuring a speech by Dr. James 
Muldoon, professor of history at Rutgers University/ 
Camden on "Columbus: Man and Myths." On Saturday 
morning, faculty/student panels and an international 
telephone conference with Susquehanna students studying 
in foreign countries will focus on a global view of the 
quincentennial from Europe, Latin America and the Far 
East. Saturday activities will also include student- 
organized activities, a picnic lunch and a variety of 
sports events. 

On Sunday, October 11, a morning worship service 
will explore the interaction of religion and culture. In 
the afternoon, the University's Honors Program will 
offer the first showing in its month-long Film Institute 
featuring themes of discovery and exploration. An 
intensive media program from Sunday through Tuesday 
will feature repeated screenings 1492/1992-related films 
and videos throughout the campus. 

The teach-in will be held on Monday and Tuesday, 
October 12 and 13. The event will follow the normal 
class schedule but focus classroom discussions on 
1492/1992 issues from the perspectives of individual 
disciplines. A special workshop has been scheduled 
to help faculty devise strategies to incorporate issues, 
develop cross-disciplinary approaches and maximize 
student participation. 

Some classes will also be open to high school students 
visiting the campus for Admissions tours. A gala buffet 
featuring native American foods and a public lecture by 
Dr. Robert Ginsberg are scheduled for Monday evening. 
Ginsberg, a Commonwealth Speaker of the Pennsylvania 
Humanities Council, will address "The Idea of the 
Americas: A Philosophical Exploration of the 

A broad-based committee of faculty, staff and students 
has been preparing for the year-long celebration since 
the spring of 1991. Earlier components have included a 
variety of speakers, courses and cultural events 
including a special display of the traveling Smithsonian 
Institution exhibition "Paintbrush Diplomacy: Art by 
the Children of the Americas." 

Further information on the events is available from 
Dr. Leona Martin at 372-4267 or the University's Public 
Relations Department at 372-4119. 

Alumni Association Vice President Carol Kehler 74, center, 
presented the alumni awards to the senior woman and man 
most typifying the ideals of Susquehanna University — Karli 
Grant of Scarborough, Maine, and Matthew Hall of Severna 
Park, Maryland. 

8 Susquehanna Today 


Susquehanna is more than half way 
toward raising funds necessary to qualify 
for a $241,900 Lutheran Brotherhood 
Challenge Grant. Alumni and friends 
have contributed more than $135,000 for 
the library challenge grant. To secure the 
funds, available through the Lutheran 
Higher Education program, the University 
must raise an equal amount. At least half 
of Susquehanna's contributions and all of 
Lutheran Brotherhood's matching funds 
must be used for library endowment. 
Income from the endowment will provide 
general support of the Blough-Weis Library. 

During Alumni Weekend, June 5, 6 
and 7, the Classes of 1937. 1942, 1952, 
1967 and 1982 made these generous gifts 
in commemoration of their reunions: 

• The Class of 1937 made a gift to 
Susquehanna of $55,334 on behalf 
of their 55th Reunion. 

• On behalf of the Class of 1942 in 
celebration of their 50th Reunion, Ed '42 
and Blanche Forney '42 Rogers presented 
gifts totaling more than $12,000. The gifts, 
which will be matched by the Lutheran 
Brotherhood Challenge Grant, will 
establish the Class of 1942 Library 
Endowment. Income from this 
endowment will be used to purchase 
books and periodicals for the Blough- 
Weis Library. 

• The Class of 1952. represented by Chet 
Rowe '52. presented a 40th Reunion gift 
of $22,747. 

• To commemorate the 25th Reunion 
of the Class of 1967, Terry March '67 
presented a check totaling $37,776. 

• The Class of 1982 celebrated their 10th 
Reunion with a gift of $15,033 presented 

by Mary Coughlin '82. 

Gifts from the classes of 1937, 1952. 
1967 and 1982 will be placed in the 
Susquehanna University Fund, a source 
of vital operating funds for the University. 

The Edna M. Sheary Charitable 
Trust has awarded a grant of $60,000 to 
Susquehanna to purchase a mechanical 
action practice organ for the music 
department in the School of Fine Arts 
and Communications. 

Susquehanna has received a new grant 
of $20,000 from the Ambrose and Ida 
('21) Fredrickson Foundation. Funds 
from this grant will be used in support 
of the renovation of Steele Hall . The 
foundation also supports the Ambrose 
and Ida Fredrickson Foundation 
Scholarship Award, made annually to 
an able Susquehanna University student 
with significant financial need. 

A bequest from Beatrice Fisher Dunning 
has established the Beatrice F. Dunning 
'22 Scholarship Fund. Income from this 
fund will provide scholarship assistance 
to students demonstrating financial need. 

The Whitaker Foundation and 
Research Corporation has presented 
a $13,000 "Partners in Science" award 
to the University. The award supports 
research projects between high school 
teachers and research scientists. Dr. 
Richard Kozlowski . associate professor 
of physics at Susquehanna, will undertake 
a collaborative research project with 
Todd Smeltz, a science teacher from 
Upper Dauphin Area High School. 

Five reunion classes— 1937, 1942, 1952, 1967 and 1982-made generous gifts to the University 
in commemoration of their reunions. Here President Joe/ Cunningham accepts a gift from Ed '42 
and Blanche Forney Rogers '42 at the alumni awards luncheon. 

Alumni Association President Terry March '67 does the honors for the 25th reunion class. 


Susquehanna proudly presents two new leadership giving societies 
authorized by the University Board of Directors at its May 1992 meeting. 
Beginning July 1, 1992, gift club membership opportunities will include: 

President's Associates 

$10,000 and above 


Benjamin Kurtz Society 
Gold Circle 

$5,000 - $9,999 


Benjamin Kurtz Society 
Silver Circle 

$2,500 -$4,999 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

$1,000 -$2,499 


1858 Club 

$500 - $999 


Maroon Club 

5250 - $499 


Orange Club 

$125 - $249 

Balloons and flowers set the mood in the Fisher Science Hall atrium for a festive gathering of friends 
at the annua/ President's Reception on Alumni weekend. 

Corporate matching gifts will continue to count toward gift society membership. 

Susquehanna Today 9 


►■Bonnie Troxell, coordinacor of the 
teacher intern program and an instructor 
in education, recently presented the 
results of the state-wide survey on 
teacher intern candidates at the annual 
meeting of the Eastern Educational 
Research Association at Hilton Head, 
SC. Troxell and Theona Waxbom of the 
Pennsylvania Department of Education 
queried interns since 1977 on job 
placement, reasons for entering the 
program, job satisfaction and ethnicity, 
in the first state-wide survey of its type. 
►-Frank Hoffman, visiting instructor of 
English, recently delivered a paper on 
"Sexual Economies and Homosexual 
'Relations' in Anita Loos' Gentlemen 
Prefer Blonds/But Gentlemen Marry 
Brunettes " at a session focusing on Women 
and American Humor during the 1991 
meeting of the Northeast Modem Language 
Association (NEMLA) in Buffalo, NY. 
►Associate Professor of Economics 
Warren Fisher co-authored four articles 
in Creel and Angler Surveys in Fisheries 
Management recently published by the 
American Fisheries Society. 
►Professor of Accounting Ed Schwan 
served as the moderator of a panel on 
"Authors' Viewpoints: Teaching and 
Learning" at the 1992 Mid-Atlantic 
Regional Meeting of the American 
Accounting Association in Pittsburgh. 

Professor of English Ron Dotterer, /eft, and Sign? Gates 71, assistant general counsel for General 
Signal Corporation, congratulate Gary Fincke, associate professor of English, on the publication 
of his latest book, The Double Negatives of Living, 
photo by Karen Pick 

►Karen Mura. assistant professor of 
English, presented a paper on "Thomas 
Wardon, A Medieval Book Owner, 
Compiler and Scribe." at the 27th 
International Congress on Medieval 


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Studies in Kalamazoo, MI. 
►Assistant Professor of French Marcia 
Diamond published a review of David 
Baguley's book Naturalist Fiction: The 
Entropic Vision in the April 1992 issue 
of French Review. 

►The Missouri Review will publish a 
portfolio of long poems by Associate 
Professor of English Gary Fincke in its 
Fall issue. "Forecasting the Dragon," 
"Booths," "Squaring the Twins," and 
"Rounds" have been selected to highlight 
Fincke's emphasis on the "exotic in the 
everyday." Other new poems have been 
accepted by The Kenyon Review and The 
Laurel Review. 

►Kathy Schanbacher, lecturer in 
education, addressed the Pennsylvania 
Council of Teachers of Mathematics' 
annual state conference about the changing 
needs of the math curricula in schools to 
prepare students for life in the year 2000. 
►Cyril Stretansky, professor of music 
and director of choral activities, served 
as Choral Artist-in-Residence for four 
days in May at Roxbury Township High 
School in Succasunna. New Jersey. In 
addition to conducting all of the choirs of 
the school in a formal concert. Professor 
Stretansky worked with the music teachers 
and students daily in choral clinics. 
►A paper presented by Assistant 
Professor Mary Cianni and Associate 
Professor David Bussard on "Linking 
Management Development and Corporate 
Strategy" was nominated for best empirical 
paper at the Eastern Academy of 
Management in Baltimore. 
►Professors of Management Bill Sauer 
and Kenneth Fladmark have completed 
a study on the role of retirees in the 
economic well-being of Snyder County 
communities. Sauer presented findings of 
research at a one-day conference at the 
University on "The Economic Importance 
of Retirees in Snyder County" sponsored 
by the Union-Snyder Area Agency on 

Aging, Snyder County Planning 
Commission and the SEDA-Council 
of Governments. 

►Mary Cianni, assistant professor 
of management, and Beverly Romberger, 
assistant professor of speech 
communication, presented their 
organizational research on "Life in 
the Corporation: Oral Histories of Male 
and Female. Black, White, and Hispanic 
Managers," at a recent meeting of the 
American Association of University 
Women in State College. 
►Jack Fries, associate professor of 
music and director and arranger of 
Frontline, the University's vocal jazz 
ensemble, recently led the group in 
a performance for the Pennsylvania 
Chamber of Business and Industry at 
the Harrisburg Hilton. 
►Lou Rossman, professor of music and 
head of the music department, served as 
a clinician and offered two sessions in 
classroom management at the Pennsylvania 
Music Educators' National Conference in 
Philadelphia. The Susquehanna University 
Choir, under the direction of Professor of 
Music Cyril Stretansky, also performed 
at the conference. 

►Former Lafayette College Head Men's 
Soccer Coach and Assistant Men's 
Lacrosse Coach Steve Reinhardt is 
the University's new men's soccer and 
women's lacrosse head coach. He has 
served the past year at Susquehanna as 
assistant director of admissions and will 
also continue to work in admissions on 
a joint-appointment basis. 
►In other coaching news, former coach 
Bob Pittello '51. a player under legendary 
head coach Amos Alonzo Stagg Sr. and 
Jr. and an assistant coach under Stagg Jr., 
has rejoined the Crusader staff as the 
team's offensive line coach. Chris Parisi, 
a defensive signal caller at Williams 
College and a participant on the 
"American Gladiators" television 
program, will coach inside linebackers 
for the team. 

►Mills Eure. a Middle Atlantic 
Conference placewinner as a 150-pounder 
at Ursinus College before earning his 
bachelor's degree in psychology in 1969, 
is the new wrestling head coach for 

►The Camargo Foundation of Cassis, 
France, has awarded a competitive 
"Distinguished Camargo Scholar" 
fellowship to Jack Kolbert. professor 
of French and head of the Department 
of Modern Languages. Kolbert will use 
the fellowship to complete a book, his 
tenth, on the French poet, critic, and 
novelist, Claude Roy. 
►Christine Jaegers has been appointed 
director of continuing education for the 
University. Prior to her appointment, she 
served as assistant director of annual giving. 
►Assistant Professor of Spanish and Italian 
Sheryl Postman recently addressed 
a National Italian-American Foundation- 
sponsored forum in Washington, D.C. , on 
"Immigration and US-Italian Relations: The 
New Orleans Lynching Centennial (1891)." 

10 Susquehanna Today 

\ ports 

1991-92 Sports Season Greatest on Record 

You might say the "S" on Susquehanna sports team 
uniforms stood for unprecedented success in 1991-92. 

Of the 361 NCAA Division III members, Susquehanna 
was the only school to qualify for the national 
tournament in the "Big Four" sports of football, men's 
and women's basketball, and baseball. The season also 
found the school's golf team sharing the Middle Atlantic 
Conference championship. Meanwhile, the men's track 
and field team had its first indoor and outdoor Ail- 
American in junior pole vaulter Frank Krantz and 
190-pounder Andy Watkins repeated as a wrestling 

Susquehanna Director of Athletics Don Harnum has 
seen other Crusader success stories during his 12 years 
in the position. But he never experienced the overall 
success like last year's "dream season." 

"I really think the ultimate reason we were so 
successful last year is because we now have such a 
competitive coaching staff," he assesses. "Their nature 

has led to a higher level of recruiting for the last two or 
three years." 

Head Football Coach Steve Briggs brought in his first 
recruiting class last season. The influx of new talent 
mixed well with seasoned veterans and the team finished 
11-2, won the NCAA Division III South Region and 
advanced to the Division III quarterfinals for the first 
time in school history. 

"Football is such a visible program that it really 
captured the excitement of the student body. The 
enthusiasm may have helped to jump start some of 
the other programs," says Briggs. 

Both the men's and women's basketball teams continued 
the trend, capturing MAC-Northern Division titles and 
NCAA Division III tournament berths. The men 
finished 17-11 while the women were 21-6. 

And in dramatic comeback from a 1990-91 season 
producing the school's record for losses, the baseball 
team provided an unexpected Cinderella ending to 

Susquehanna men's crew practice the technique that earned them an invitation to the prestigious Dad Vail Regatta. 

Susquehanna Crew Finds Stroke of Success 

The Susquehanna University crew program may have 
been around since 1986. but the 1991-92 season was a 
rebirth in several ways. 

The year began with Mark Fuller becoming 
Susquehanna's first full-time rowing coach. He 
promptly reorganized the program and its training, 
starting nearly from scratch with a group of novice 
rowers which included 11 freshmen among its 20- 
person roster. Despite all the inexperience. Fuller's 
program has developed into one of the best novice 
programs in the country - particularly with the men's 
vMSJty eight. 

In cifw, there are no divisions. Big schools race 
against small schools and the men finished 25th among 
all schools in the novice division this year. The group 
sported the fastest time among what normally would 
be considered Division III or small colleges. 

Susquehanna was also one of the few small schools 
invited to Dad Vail Invitational Regatta on the Schuylkill 
River in Philadelphia this spring. The event is regarded 
as the national collegiate rowing championship, and 
Susquehanna finished third in its heat behind major 
college programs from Boston College and the University 
of Cincinnati respectively. 

"I'd say we came a long way since the fall," says 
Fuller. "Of the 150 programs that applied, the Dad Vails 
took only 32. Although we didn't make the finals, we 

finished 25th in the nation and spilled some blood and 
knocked off some big programs along the way." 

In another spring season highlight, the men captured 
the novice title at the Washington College Invitational. 

"I've definitely got a better feeling about the possibility 
that we can do the same among Division III schools next 
year as we did this year, even though it will be tougher 
as we move up to the varsity level," says Fuller. "Our 
novice eight would have beaten every varsity eight but 
one among those schools this year, based on our times." 

The women lost some rowers from first semester to 
second and didn't quite match their earlier achievements 
which included placing 12th out of 36 boats in the Frostbite 
Regatta during the fall. During that race, they finished 
in front of such programs as Drexel, Villanova, Temple 
and Loyola (Md.). 

"There's a lot to work with in the women's program 
and we have people coming back in the fall who didn't 
row in the spring because they were busy with other 
sports or activities," says their coach. "I see our future 
strength being in the smaller boats on the women's side. 
We should do well in the fours." 

Fours and eights - crew terms which are now 
popular on the Susquehanna campus. If all goes well, 
Susquehanna's name in collegiate rowing circles could 
become as popular as the river for which it is named. 

Susquehanna's 1991-92 sports year. Under second-year 
coach Greg Christodulu. the team broke the school 
record for wins in a season with a 22-12 total. The effort 
produced the school's first MAC-Northwest Section title 
since 1986 and first trip ever to the NCAA Division III 

Alumnus Earns Spot 
on National Team 

It's been a bittersweet season for Mike Spangler '88 
in his run at making the United States national track and 
field team. 

The former four-time NCAA Division III national 
champion and academic All-American at Susquehanna 
earned a spot on the U.S. national team which competed 
against Great Britain in a dual indoor meet. To qualify, 
Spangler beat two Olympians and finished fourth in the 
500-meter run with a time of 1:01.8 during the nationally 
televised Mobil Indoor Championships in New York 
City. He went on to take third in the 400 (47.7) to help 
the United States to victory. 

Bolstered by his indoor performance, Spangler began 
a quest for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team outdoors. 
He ran a 46.3 in the 400 at the James Madison Invitational 
in April, but missed the Olympic qualifying time by 
.5 second. 

"Even though I'm disappointed that I didn't make 
the trials, I can't let that take away what I accomplished 
indoors," says Spangler. 

At 26, he doesn't believe there will be another shot 
at the Olympics in his future, though he still hopes to 
make another national team indoors. He'll also continue 
as the sprinting coach for the Gettysburg College men's 
track and field team and the cross-country coach at 
Bermudian Springs High School where he teaches 
American history. He lives in Gettysburg with his wife 
Robena (Reaid) '87 and their two-year-old daughter Eryn. 

ALL AMERICANS ALL AROUND: Susquehanna's four-time 
Divnion III national champion Mike Spangler '88, left, shows 
off the uniform he wore for the United Stales national team 
prior to running a relay with other Crusader All-Americans 
Tom DiSante '90. center, and Cory Mabry '91 at last spring's 
Susquehanna invitational. 

Susquehanna Today 11 


lumni News 

Dear Fellow Alumni: 

Last summer, as I prepared a list of 
Alumni Office priorities for the year 
ahead, right at the top was the need for a 
substantial increase in both the quantity 
and quality of our club activities. We set 
some fairly challenging goals, and now, 
with the season just about completed, it 
seems like a good time to review our 

I'm particularly pleased to report that 
attendance figures are far better than those 
of any year in recent memory. This can be 
attributed not only to the fact that we've 
held more events, but to your increased 
participation in them. We've been working 

Please send your alumni news and 
updates to the Office of Alumni Relations, 
Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA 
17870. Material received before December 
1 will be included in the winter issue. 

overtime to put together a variety of 
activities that appeal to more of you, and 
the numbers would indicate that we've had 
some success. 

A sampling of our alumni club 
schedule for the past twelve months 
reveals considerable diversity. Consider 
the following: a cookout/baseball game on 
Harrisburg's City Island; the get-together 
at the Union League of Philadelphia with 
head football coach Steve Briggs and Bill 
Muir '65 (new offensive line coach for the 
Eagles); the glittering (but unfortunately 
wet!) nighttime walking tour of historic 
Bethlehem; the beachfront dinner in Fort 
Lauderdale; the silent movie in York; 
brunch at the Grand Summit Hotel; a 
visit to the extraordinary "Circa 1492" 
exhibition at the Smithsonian; and our fall 
tailgate parties (especially the sky box at 
Lackawanna County Stadium). 

Of course, there are usually a number 
of reasons why a program like ours 
experiences newfound success. In this 
instance, however, there's only one answer 

— and it's all of you. Everyone involved in 
the planning and execution of club activities 

— club chairs, the core and telephone 
committees, the Alumni Association 
Executive Board, and especially those 

of you who attend — deserves a large share 

of the credit for this tremendous past year. 

Having said all of that, I hasten to add 

that there is still plenty of work to do in 
the years ahead. Some of our programs 
are just not as well-attended as we would 
like, and we're always searching for new, 
attractive ideas that will keep all of you 
coming back. I've often said that the main 
function of my office is to provide the 
opportunity for Susquehanna's alumni and 
friends to get together in a pleasant social 
setting, and quality club events are a major 
part of that concept. Although it sounds 
simple, actually making it happen — over 
and over again — certainly keeps us busy! 

Please consider this my personal 
invitation to you to participate in the 
next regional alumni activity in your area. 
I also encourage you to talk with someone 
who has attended a recent event. I think 
you'll find they enjoy the lively, interesting 
programs and the opportunity to get 
acquainted (or reacquainted) with other 
alumni — and you will, too! 

So, plan to join us at the next alumni 
event in your area. We all look forward 
to seeing you there! 


Sam Kuba '75 

Director of Alumni Relations 

Sam /Cuba's column in our last issue generated 
a much appreciated response from Rebecca 
Foster Burtnette, whom we haven't heard 
much from since her graduation from S.U. 
in 1929. we are happy to report that the 
soon-to-be 88-year-o/d is living happily in 
Pittsburgh, PA, and has four children and 
nine grandchildren. 


Here are some of the upcoming events planned 
for Susquehanna alumni and friends. 


September 12 Pre-game tailgate party 

at Muhlenberg College, 

AJlentown, PA 
September 19 Pre-game tailgate party at Penn 

State University, State College, 

PA (Penn State vs. Eastern 

October 3 Pre-game tailgate party at 

Lebanon Valley College, 

Annville, PA 
October 17 Pre-game buffet in Lowell, 

MA (S.U. vs. the University 

of Lowell) 
October 21 Early evening reception in New 

York City with President Joel 

October 24 Halloween Party at Fort Hunter. 

Harrisburg, PA 
If you don't receive an invitation to any 
of these events, and would like to attend, 
just contact the Alumni Office at (717) 


Rev Doctor Willard D. Allbeck '19. center. 

The Reverend Doctor Willard D. Allbeck 

'19 received a certificate on the 70th anniversary 
of his ordination at Florida Lutheran Retirement 
Center. Deland. FL. He was graduated from 
Hamma School of Theology. Springfield. OH, 
in 1922. He taught historical theology at Hamma 
School of Theology from 1937 until his 
retirement in 1967. 

'30 s 

The late Stephen J. Martinec '35 was 
honored with the induction into the Carbon 
County Hall of Fame Chapter. He was an 
outstanding athlete at Coaldale High School and 
at Susquehanna University. He is a member of 
Susquehanna University's Sports Hall of Fame. 

'40 s 

H. Faith Harbeson McNitt '41 performed 
an organ recital at St. Paul's Episcopal Church 
for the Lock Haven Music Club in memory of 
Lucy Caprio, a charter member of the club. 
She is interim organist and choir master at 
St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Lewistown. 

Roberta Gaetz Palmer '48 wrote and 
produced a sound/slide program about the 
anthracite coal region of Pennsylvania. The 
program was entered in a competition sponsored 
by the Virginia Educational Media Association 
and won first place in the Northern Virginia 
Potomac Region. She is head librarian in 
Fairfax County Public Schools. 

'50 s 

Bessie G. Trate '57, cashier of Watsontown 
National Bank, is retiring after 27 years of 
service. She began as a teller, became head 
teller and then assistant cashier. In 1983 she 
was promoted to cashier and became corporate 
secretary of the board of directors in 1987 
when Watsontown National became a subsidiary 
of SUN Bancorp Inc. 


Nancy Corson Carter '65 recently read 
selections of her poetry at the sixth annual 
Open Poetry Celebration at the Bayboro 
Campus of the University of South Florida. 
Carter is a professor of humanities at Eckerd 
College in St. Petersburg. FL. 

Gerald L. Book '69, after spending nearly 
ten years in the international division, is now 
an assistant manager of sales for the industrial 
division of AMP, Inc. in Harrisburg, PA. 

'70 f 

Brian W. Gallup '70 is vice president of 
Chestnut Hill National Bank with responsibilities 
in the Philadelphia bank's commercial lending 

Peggy Dotterer Jacob '70. director of music 
and education at New Hanover Lutheran 
Church, was guest speaker tor the Women of 
the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 
at Grace Lutheran Church, Pottstown. PA. 

John H. Hummel '70 was named executive 
director of the McKean County Assistance 
Office. He had been caseworker, supervisor, 
and income maintenance administrator at the 

Jean McEvoy Llewellyn '71 was appointed 
to the national staff of The College Board as 
communications manager. EQUITY 2000 

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A. Russell Brown '72 is chairperson of the 
business education department, Pittsburgh 
Central Catholic High School. In addition, 
he is an adjunct instructor in computer 
information science for the Community 
College of Allegheny County. 

Ronald J. Pagano *72 is CEO of St. John's 
Villa, a residential facility for mentally and 
physically challenged adults. Karla Pahl 
Pagano '72 is a part-time accounting instructor 
at Belmont Technical College. They reside in 
Scio, Ohio. 

Joseph X. Garvey, Jr. '72 spoke at the 46th 
Annual Tax Conference at Penn State University. 

J. Christopher Kerwin '74, Central 
Susquehanna Intermediate Unit deputy executive 
director was re-elected as chairman of the 
Pennsylvania School District Liquid Asset 
Fund, sponsored by Pennsylvania Association 
of School Business Officials and Pennsylvania 
School Boards Association. 

Linda Capaldi Siege! '74 was named to the 
board of trustees at Gill St. Bernard's School 
in Gladstone, NJ. Siegel is a founding board 
member and a past president of the board of 
the Flemington Jewish Community Center 
Nursery School. She is vice president of the 
West Morris League of Women Voters and 
served as chairwoman of the League's nature 
resources committee. 

Molly A. Cochran '75 was inducted into 
the Alpha Xi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi at 
William and Mary College, Williamsport, 
VA. She is a radio instructor with Newport 
News Public Schools where she researched, 
developed and wrote the curriculum for this 
two-year vocational course. 

Gwen L. Barclay '75 of the East Carolina 
University department of English, has assumed 
the directorship of the new English Language 
Academy. The Academy helps international 
students improve their English language 

William J. Dorman '76, a communications 
professor at Millersville University, was honored 
as WHTM Class Act Teacher of the Week, 
having been selected from hundreds of 

Robert C. Hutchison '76 was promoted to 
product director of the Hismanal brand group 
of Janssen Pharmaceutica. 

Steven A. Gosewisch '76, vocal music 
teacher of Howell High School, Howell, NJ, 
was named his district's 1992 Teacher of the 
Year. He has also been nominated for the 
Princeton University Secondary School 
Teacher Award. 

Charles D. Flack '76 is president of Diamond 
Manufacturing Company, Wyoming, PA. The 
company recently received an Industrial 
Design Excellence Award from Business Week 
magazine and The Industrial Designers 
Society of America for its Crime Shield 
Window Barriers design. The product design 
won a silver award in the furniture category 
of The Best Product Designs of the Year 

Karen Oberheim Lockard '77, a Bethesda, 
MD, high school English teacher, recently 

completed work on Failing Grades: A 
Teacher 's Report Card on Education in 
America (Vandermere Press). Lockard co- 
authored the book with Philip Bigler, a social 
studies teacher at McLean High School in 
McLean, VA. The book takes an insightful 
look at public schools today and examines 
some of the problems in the American 
educational system, offering low-cost 
solutions to those problems. The mother of 
two, Lockard is the wife of David B. Lockard 
'77 and the daughter of Leah Cryder 
Oberheim '47. 

James C. Umble '78, music professor 
at Youngstown State University, presented 
a saxophone recital and master class in 
Chambersburg, PA. 

Donna R. Wissinger '78. hailed as one of 
the top young artists on the international music 
scene, conducted her first tour of the mid western 
United States. She made her New York debut 
at the Carnegie Recital Hall in 1984. She has 
won numerous awards and has performed in 
Paris, Florence, Munich and Salzburg. 

Mark R. Cummins '78 was elected senior 
vice president, treasurer and chief investment 
officer for Harleysville Mutual Insurance 
Company and the Harleysville Group Inc.. 
Harleysville, PA. 

Lloyd P. Jones '79 is a territory sales 
representative for Air Products and Chemicals 
Inc. in Shreveport, LA. 

The Reverend Cindy L. Ray '79 was installed 
as pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lansdale, 
PA. Previously she was assistant pastor at 
Advent Lutheran Church in West Lawn, PA. 

Dr. Samuel B. Hoff ' 79, a political scientist, 
was named employee of the year for faculty 
excellence in research at Delaware State College 
in Dover, DE. 



Staff Sargeant Lynn K. Fill man '80 was 
decorated with the Air Force Commendation 
Medal. She is a musical supervisor at Langley 
Air Force Base, VA. 

Cathy Davies-Harmon '80 was promoted 
to assistant vice president at Merrill Lynch in 
Dover. She was also appointed to the Delaware 
Insurance Authority by Governor Michael 
Castle. She was recently the subject of a lengthy 
article in the Delaware Business Review. 

Clay R. Mitman '82 was honored at the 
39th annual Sales and Marketing Executives 
awards dinner, Easton, PA. Mitman has been 
a member ofThe Prudential, Paul Ford Realtors 
sales department since 1983. He became an 
associate broker in 1986, assistant sales 
manager in 1989, and vice president in 1991. 

Donald F. Scholl '82 is a partner in the 
newly established firm of Reed and Scholl, 
Flemington, NJ. 

Andrew G. Jakubek '82 joined CoreStates 
New Jersey National Bank as a vice president 

An alumni dinner party was held for Alumni Association President Jerry March '67 at the Newport. 
PA, home of Jeffrey and Renee Billger, parents of Aaron Billger '91. Terry, a Newport native, was 
the guest speaker at the high school commencement program. 

Members of the State College Alumni Club gathered for a dinner in Pleasant Gap. 

in the investment banking department. 

David D. Schuler *82 presented a program 
of songs and readings titled "Younger Than 
Springtime" at Seneca United Methodist 
Church. He has performed in numerous 
theaters and playhouses. 

Rick Alcantara '82, a public relations 
specialist for Seabrook House, a drug and 
alcohol treatment center in Bridgeton, NJ, 
was named to the Platinum Edition of 
Who's Who. 

Mark H. Sims '83 is a full-time state 
capital reporter for the Connecticut Radio 
Network in Hartford, CT, and a part-time 
news reporter for WELI radio in New 
Haven, CT. 

Melissa M. Jackson '84 has joined the staff 
of Conti Realty, Mercerville, NJ, as a real 
estate associate. 

Heide Bohn '84, director of the fifth and 
sixth grade bands at the Upper Dauphin Area 
Middle School in Lykens, PA, is principal 
clarinetist in the Central Pennsylvania 
Symphony, based in Hershey, PA. 

Thomas J. Banks '84 and David E. 
Bingaman '85 served on the state planning 
committee for the 1992 Pennsylvania Middle 
School Association Annual State Conference 
held in Hershey, PA. Banks is an eighth grade 
mathematics teacher and team leader at Milton 
Hershey Intermediate School, while Bingaman 
serves as a guidance counselor at Hershey 
Middle School. 

Colleen M, Sullivan '85 was named 
beauty editor for McCall's magazine. She had 
previously been on the staffs of Working 
Woman and Vogue magazines and her work 
has appeared in other magazines. 

Christopher W. Farrell '85 is pension 
account executive, CL Capital Management, 
Mt. Laurel, NJ, responsible for selling the 
money management capabilities to institutional 
pension plans. 

B. Scott Erickson '85 was promoted to vice 
president of Russell E. Stevens & Co., Inc. in 
Bloomfield, NJ. He handles professional 
liability insurance. 

The Reverend Philip Hirsch '86, a pastor of 
the Camden Lutheran Parish in Camden, NJ, 
was recently featured in an article in the June 
1992 issue of The Lutheran magazine. Hirsch 
and others at the parish operate a number of 
summer and after-school youth ministries 
aimed at keeping children off the streets and 
teaching them about worship and the church. 

Thomas I. Dressier '86 presented an organ 
concert in St. Paul's Methodist Church as one 
of a series of special events presented by the 
Danville Bicentennial Committee. 

Navy Lt. Paul J. McHenry '87 received 
the Navy Commendation Medal for Heroic 
Achievement while serving as a Naval Flight 

Lauren L. Bodmer '89 is sales manager for 

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, located in Princeton, 
NJ. She has been successful in local theatre 
playing the leading roles in various musicals. 
Navy Ensign Trevor K. Henry '89 recently 
returned from a three-month North Atlantic 
deployment aboard the submarine USS Whale, 
homeported in Groton, CT. 

'90 f 

Leslie S. Rippard '90 is a third grade teacher 
for Baltimore City. In the summer she is director 
of Green Mountain Lions Camp for the Hearing 

Christine M. Formosa '90 works for Young 
& Rubicam in New York City. 

Linda Rowe '91 works for Amerati and 
Puris, an advertising agency in New York 

Diana S. Berger '91 works for Sports 
Afield magazine in New York City as an 
editorial assistant. 

Victoria L. Wilt '91 works for IDC, a 
development consulting firm. She is program 
director for an on-site client, Kappa Sigma 
Fraternity, in Memphis, TN. 

New Bed and Breakfast 
Has a Susquehanna Tbuch 

Looking for a bed and breakfast with a 
Susquehanna connection? Karen Hackman 
Mendonca *78 and her husband Leo have 
purchased the "Potteiger House" at 8 West 
Chestnut Street, Selinsgrove, and are in 
the process of completely refurbishing the 
house and gardens. They plan to open in 
September as the town's newest bed and 
breakfast, offering four guest bedrooms, 
each with a private bath. 

The Potteiger family, for whom 
the house is named, also had a special 
relationship with Susquehanna, points out 
Karen. Two of the Potteiger sisters were on 
the faculty and Helen Potteiger Oberdorf 
worked for many years in the University 

More information about the house and 
accommodations is available by calling 
Karen at (717) 374-0415. 

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To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Slavens '86, 

a son. Scott Wesley, April 30, 1990. He joins 
brother Christopher Thomas. / R.D. 1, Box 
196-A, Laurel. DE 19956. 

To Michael and Jocelyn Floody Reid '74, 
a daughter. Colleen Victoria, October 20, 
1990. She joins brothers Darren and Kyle. / 
1805 Bobby Lane, Stevens Point, Wl 54481. 

To Thomas W. and Amy Neff dock '77, 
a son, Haden Thomas, January 13, 1991. / 
1126 Delta Road, Red Lion, PA 17356. 

To James and Krista Trout Colosky '84, 
a son, Thomas James, January 19. 1991. / 
42 Ontario Street, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472. 

To David G. and Lee Anna Carr Polak '91 
a daughter. Robin Lee, April 6. 1991. / 29 
Marion Avenue, Rochelle Park. NJ 07662. 

To Edwin V. Ill '74 and Jane Cleary 
Babbitt '76, a son, Edwin Valentine IV (also 
known as Trevor), April 18, 1991. Trevor joins 
sister Caitlin and brothers Ronnan and Charlie. 
/ Box 712, Marion, MA 02738. 

To Steven L. '75 and Janice Friedman 
Zackon '78, a son. Brent Jacob, June 2. 1991. 
Janice is the assistant chief of Juvenile Probation 
Office of Berks County. Steve is a marketing 
representative. Marcarn Corporation, Bala 
Cynwyd, PA. / 55 Sherwood Drive. Reading, 
PA 19606-9566. 

To David and Diana McLaughlin Bailey 
'83, a son, Drake Gerald, June 6. 1991. / 
1148 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport, PA 

To Michael and Marita DelBello Derle 
'82, a daughter, Marita Isabel le. June 27, 1991. 
She joins brother Kevin. / 6 Sixth Place, 
Garden City. NY 11530-4411. 

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and Fort Lauderdale, where legendary SU 
coach Amos A/onzo Stagg, Jr. and his wife 
Arvilla joined other Crusaders lor a beach- 
front dinner. 









To John W. '82 and Hope MacMurtrie 
Bowling '82, a son. Andrew John, June 29. 
1991. He joins brother Ian Craig. / P.O. Box 
283. Elizabethville, PA 17023. 

To Robert and Judy Critelli Burkholder 
'80. a daughter, Caroline Eleanor, September 
1, 1991. She joins brother Andrew Robert, 
born November 11, 1988. / 6115 Black Water 
Trail, Atlanta, GA 30328. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Christopher W. Farrell 
'85. a son, Timothy Joseph, September 6, 
1991. He joins brother Michael Christopher. / 
48 Cleveland Avenue. Blackwood, NJ 08012. 

To Richard A. '81 and Judy Taylor 
Scovner '83, a son, Stephen Edward. 
September 10, 1991. He joins sisters Bethany 
and Laura. / 1 Deerfield Road, Brookfield, 
CT 06804. 

To David E. '77 and Cheryl Rahlfs 
Atkinson '77 a daughter, Kirsten Linnea. 
September 27. 1991. She joins brothers Kyle 
and Bryce. / 17 Oak Knoll Road, Summit, 
N J 07901. 

To Keith and Pamela Schlerf Harshey '84, 
a son, Tyler Jacob, October 14, 1991. / 3104 
Wolf Trap Court, Charlotte, NC 28210. 

To Brian R. '82 and Debbi DUliplane 
Fisher '81, a son. Devon Thomas, October 
29, 1991. Devon joins a brother and a sister. / 
21 Eagle Avenue, Shamokin. PA 17872-1809. 

To James and Anne Marie DelBello Kenny 
'83, a son, James Michael, October 30. 1991. 
/ 56 Harvard Street, Garden City, NY 11530. 

To Thomas and Ellen Miller Rogers '81, a 
daughter, Alicia June, November 11, 1991. She 
joins sister Sarah Kaitlin. / 1170 Cooper Road, 
Scotch Plains. NJ 07076. 

To Mr. and Mrs. David L. Hofmann '79. 
a daughter. Emily Jane. November 14, 1991. 
She joins sisters Amy Elizabeth and Laura 
Christie. Dave is senior marketing representative 
for Selective Insurance Company in 
Charlotte. NC. / 9027 Birch Court. Matthews, 
NC 28105. 

To George and Deborah Scharmann 
Himmel '83. a daughter. Anneliesl Cornell, 
December 19, 1991. / 739 Summit Avenue, 
Westfield, NJ 07090. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey E. Anderson '83, 
a son. David Warwick. December 22. 1991. 
Jeffrey is a regional sales manager for Allied- 
Signal Inc. of Morristown, NJ. His wife is 
research director of Channel 11 (a CBS affiliate 
in Houston, Texas). / 3923 Fawn Nest Trail, 
Sugarland, TX 77479. 

To Robert and Jo-Ann Smith Skinner '77, 
a daughter, Sarah Chambers, December 27, 

1991. She joins sister Catherine. / 2 Turnham 
Lane. Gaithersburg. MD 20878. 

To Lutz '85 and Heather Carter Pescht 
'87, a son, Lamar Kai, January 16, 1992. He 
joins sister Tanya Lani. Lutz is a senior claims 
adjuster with Alesis Risk Management. 
Heather was a full-time music teacher. / 
46-267 Kahuhipa Street, #C-212, Kaneohe, 
HI 96744. 

To Mr. and Mrs. William H. Wolchak '82, 
a son, Shane William. January 18. 1992. He 
joins sister Brittany. Bill is records manager 
for the South Florida Water Management 
District in West Palm Beach. / 1604 Palm 
Beach Trace. Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411. 

To Allan and Ellen Whelan Stromquist 
'83, a daughter, Elizabeth Ellen, January 24, 

1992. / 16327 S.E. 48th Street, Bellevue, WA 

To Christopher and Cheryl Wiley Venezia 
'85. a daughter, Kathenne Rose. February 12. 
1992. She joins sister Nicole born July 17, 
1990. Cheryl is an assistant vice president of 
retail sales and marketing. Paine Webber, Inc. 
in Weehawken. NJ. Her husband is a project 
manager for ESNR Consulting and Engineering, 
an environmental firm in Somerset. NJ. / 23 
Grove Street. Cranford. NJ 07016. 


The Williamsport Alumni Club hosted a dinner 
at the historic McCarty House Inn in Muncy. 
Spending some time reminiscing are, left to 
right, Christine Rogers Kindon '72, Marjorie 
Barton Myers '46, Joyce Lundy Rhodes '63, 
and Ruth E. McCorkill '43. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey W. Prichard '71. 
a son, Scott Thomas, February 20, 1992. He 
joins brother Gregory. / 755 West Lancaster 
Avenue, Strafford, PA 19087. 

To Dr. Richard A. Sauers '76 and his wife, 
Dr. Ayn D. Siegel, a daughter. Victoria. 
February 23. 1992. / P.O. Box 424. Lewisburg, 
PA 17837. 

To Kenneth and Christen Hefler Reinert 
'77, a daughter. Sarah Evans, March 3, 1992. 
She joins sisters Laura and Amy. / 409 Aruba 
Way, Niceville. FL 32578. 

To Richard S. '83 and Susan Wray Harrell 
'81, a son, Brian Scott, March 10. 1992. He 
joins sister Megan. / 205 North 38th Street, 
Harrisburg, PA 17109. 

To Eric R. '82 and Karen Janeski Sauer 
'83. a daughter, Rachel Lauren, March 14, 
1992. / 55 Clairmont Avenue. Westwood. NJ 

To Thomas and Claire Malone Chadwick 
'82, a son, Peter Thomas. April 6. 1992. He 
joins brother Kevin. / 32 Wyckoff Avenue, 
Wyckoff. NJ 07481. 

To Steve and Diane Mesloh Duff '84, a 
daughter. Amy Lillian. April 14, 1992. Amy's 
godmother is Roberta Shade Gilfoyle '83. / 
29 Tennyson Place, Greenlawn, NY 11740. 

To Stephen and Ann Hubley Fehr '85, a 
son, Stephen, April 15, 1992. / 408 Franklin 
Court, Trappe, PA 19426. 

To Craig and Karen Holmes Hoke '79. a 
daughter, Amelia Sara-Jane. April 16. 1992. 
She joins sister Abigail and brother Joshua. / 
11 Colonial Drive. Selinsgrove, PA 

To Thomas G. '82 and Ruth Hebel Bruner 
'82. a son, Daniel Joseph, May 5. 1992. Tom 
is pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 
Lanse, PA. Ruth is secretary of the Allegheny 
Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in 
America. / P.O. Box 218. Grassflat. PA 16839. 

To Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hall '77, a 
daughter. Lauren. May 6, 1992. She joins 
sister Lianne. Jim was promoted to the 
Accounting Policy Division in Exxon 
Corporation's worldwide headquarters in 
Irving, Texas. / 160 Shiloh Court, Coppell, 
TX 75019-4071. 

To Michael J. '83 and Susan Anderson 
Jabel '84, a daughter. Emily Michelle, May 
12, 1992. / 76 Windsor Drive. Dumont, NJ 

To D. Mark '86 and Roxanne Rich 
Robinson '87. a daughter. Sandra Marian. 
May 23, 1992. / 1235 Middletown Road, 
Hummelstown, PA 17036. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Gallagher '84. 
a daughter, Mary Susan. May 28, 1992. / 84 
Shewell Avenue. Doylestown, PA 18901. 
To Mr. and Mrs. John M. Eby '78, a 
daughter. Kaitlyn Marie. June 3. 1992. / 254 

Fwe Road Merhanirshnro PA I7DSS 

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Theresa O. Jasiewicz '81 to Charles H. 
Moore II, October 7, 1989, United Methodist 
Church, Lewisburg, PA. Terry is a quality 
control manager, pharmaceuticals, Therion 
Biologies Corporation, Cambridge, MA. Her 
husband is a copywriter in advertising. / 25 
Chelmsford Road. Bedford. MA 01730. 


Lee Anna Carr '91 to David G. Polak, 
October 26, 1990, St. Peter's Church, Rochelle 
Park, NJ. In the wedding party from Susquehanna 
were Liesl Roehrer MacGregor '91, David G. 
MacGregor '91, and Deborah A. Subhan '93 
Lee Anna is an account manager, Abbott 
Management, Fort Lee, NJ. / 29 Marion Avenue, 
Rochelle Park, NJ 07662. 

Kimberly Lewis '88 to Steven King, April 
20, 1991, Church of the Mediator, Allentown, 
PA. Kim is a pharmaceutical representative 
for the Upjohn Company and her husband is 
a pharmaceutical representative for Abbott 
Laboratories. / 102 Aquillin Court, Irwin, 
PA 15642. 

Robin-Lynn McElwee '89 to Robert Wade 
Wertz, August 3. 1991, at an outdoor ceremony, 
Beverly Hills Tavern, Spring Township, PA. 
Robin-Lynn works in the law office of Allan 
L. Sodomsky. Her husband is with Wertz 
Hoffman Parks Realtors. / 12 Katie Lane. 
Mohnton. PA 19540-1221. 

Diane J. Gibelman '76 to Brooke W. 
McClyment, August 31. 1991. She is a marketing 
manager, Layne and Associates, an insurance 
brokerage firm. / Apartment 229, 101 North 
Luna Way, Las Vegas, NV 89128. 


Karen L. Keiper '80 to Anthony E. 
Grebousky, September 14, 1991, Most 
Precious Blood Church, Hazleton, PA. Both 
are employed by Mountain Laurel Resort, 
Karen as a reservation manager. / 331 
Susquehanna Street, White Haven, PA 18661. 

Wendy L. Long '89 to Brian S. Stettler 
'89, September 21, 1991, First United Church 
of Christ, Sunbury, PA. Susquehannans in the 
wedding party were David A. Ferry '89, 
Craig R. Gimbi '89 and Angela B. Yarnitsky 
'88. / 1096 Wolverton Street, Sunbury, PA 


Sharon L. Daugherty '87 to Gennaro 
Borrelli '87, October 4. 1991, Calvary 
Presbyterian Church, Florham Park, NJ. 
Sharon is a legal secretary for Leary, Bride, 
Tinker & Moran in Cedar Knolls, NJ. Jerry is 
a certified public accountant with Metropolitan 
Life in New York. / 8 Oak Glen Place, 
Whippany, NJ 07981. 

Sharon Pavlik '88 to Robert Hennig, 
October 6. 1991, Our Lady of Mercy Church, 
Whippany, NJ. Susquehannans in the wedding 
party were Leslie S. Howell '88, M. Alice 
Jeremko '87, and Karen J. Ledebuhr '88. 
Sharon is a communication consultant, MCI 
Telecommunications. Her husband is a sales 
representative, Egghead Discount Software. / 
44 Center Grove Road, Randolph, NJ 07869. 

M. Alice Jeremko '87 to Steven D. Tucker, 
November 2, 1991, The Community Church 
of Smoke Rise. Kinnelon, NJ. In the wedding 
party from Susquehanna were Carolanne 
Rogers Lachenauer '86, Sharon Pavlik 
Hennig '88, and Barbra Cooke Nelson '88. 
Alice is a district manager. Toyota Motor 
Distributors, West Caldwell, NJ. Her husband 
is a district account manager, Toyota Motor 
Insurance Services, Parsippany, NJ. / 554 
Observer Highway, #E, Hoboken, NJ 07030. 

Alissa B. Gashler '90 to Justin F. Johnson, 
November 10, 1991, Presbyterian Church of 
Morristown, Morristown, NJ. Alissa is 
employed by Cellular One in Paramus, NJ. 
Her husband is an attorney with Jeffrey A. 
Krompier. / 44 Alan Avenue, Glen Rock, 
NJ 07452. 


Teresa B. Monahan '89 to Mark A. Olivo, 
November 29, 1991, St. Joseph Church, East 
Rutherford, NJ. Teresa is a benefit administrator 
for Ceres Terminals in Hoboken, NJ. Her 
husband is a police officer for the borough of 
Rutherford, NJ. / P.O. Box 434, Rutherford, 
NJ 07070. 


Cathy A. Kelleher to Christopher D. 
Pauley '85, November 30, 1991, Newtown 
Presbyterian Church, Newtown, PA. Chris 
is a field service engineer with Datanamics 
Computer Corp. in Warminster, PA. His wife 
is an employee development specialist with 
Prudential in South Plainfield, NJ. / 670 
Pineville Road, Newtown, PA 18940. 

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Members of the Washington, O.C. alumni club and their families gathered at Generous George's 
for a pizza party. 

New Offensive Line Coach for the Philadelphia Eagles William Muir '65, far right, was reunited 
with S.U. roommate Richard Caruso '65, second from right, at a Philadelphia Alumni Club event. 
Muir was a guest speaker at the Union League reception. 


Gail E. Murphy '87 to John M. Corrigan. 
March 21, 1992, Corpus Christi Church, 
Chatham, NJ. Susquehannans in the wedding 
party were Carolyn Murphy Fair '84, 
Margaret "Peggy" Mast '87, Deborah 
Chisholm Aitro '87, and Jack Farr '83. Gail 
is the bank associate program coordinator. 
Fifth Third Bancorp., Cincinnati, OH. Her 
husband is an account executive, Geoghegan/ 
Griffiths Inc. / 3559 Vista Avenue, Cincinnati, 
OH 45208. 

Marie J. MacDonald to Christopher L. 
Cochran '81, April 3, 1992, Zion Lutheran 
Church, Southington, CT. Victor Guanowsky 
'81 was in the wedding party. Chris is a manager 
in the casualty underwriting department of 
ITT Hartford's Southern Connecticut 
Regional Office. / 5 Newbury Lane, 
Wallingford, CT 06492. 


Diane B. Margulies to Dr. James B. Harris 
'79, April 4, 1992, First Presbyterian Church, 
Dallas. TX. Dr. Harris is a clinical psychologist 
on the Psychiatric Services' staff at Presbyterian 
Hospital in Dallas. / Apartment 266, 7923 
Shining Willow Lane, Dallas, TX 75230-6010. 

Diane S. Rogers '90 to Brian S. Meyer, 
April 4, 1992, Presbyterian Church, Westfield, 
NJ. In the wedding party from Susquehanna 
was Carolyn S. Waer '92. The groom is in 
the U.S. Navy stationed in Winter Harbor, 
Maine. / Apartment 3, 9 School Street, 
Ellsworth, ME 04605. 


Cynthia R. Cook '90 to Christopher L. 
Steiner '90, April 11, 1992, the Wyoming 
Presbyterian Church, Millburn. NJ. In the 
wedding party from Susquehanna were 
Timothy A. Mee '90, Joseph K. Leone '90, 
Robert F. Herr '90, Janis E. Blandy '90, 
Kristen L. Langenfeld '90 and Jennifer L. 
Miller '90. The Reverend Catherine Cook 
Davis '82 performed the ceremony. Parents of 
the bride are Henry S. Cook '56 and Madaline 
Lease Cook, '53. Cindy is employed by KMart 
Apparel and Chris works for Vanguard Group, 
an investment company. / Apartment 213, 525 
Wayne Drive, King of Prussia, PA 19406. 

com. on p. 16 

Susquehanna Today 15 

SU's attendees ofZeta Tau Alpha Roeher- 
MacGregor wedding. 


Liesl G. Roehrer '91 to David G. 
MacGregor '91, December 27, 1991, Good 
Shepherd Lutheran Church, Florham Park, 
NJ. Susquehannans in the wedding party were 
Deborah Subhan '93, Scott Owens '92, and 
Carolyn Waer '92. Liesl is working toward 
her master's degree at Northeastern University 
in Boston. David is an assistant for the H.P. 
Hood Corp.. Charlestown, MA. / 208 
Bellingham Avenue, Revere Beach, MA 


Christine N. Kelly '68 to Thomas P. 
McGurn, January 4, 1992, Beaver Memorial 
United Methodist Church, Lewisburg, PA. 
Chris is a senior high school English teacher 
in Sharon Hill, PA. Her husband is a legal 
investigator and co-founder of Personal 
Counseling Associates, Media, PA. / 38 
Rampart West, Media. PA 19063. 

Carrie L. Oakeshott to Scott M. Granet 
'76, February 1, 1992, Santa Marie Church, 
Orinda. CA. Scott is a psychotherapist at Palo 
Alto Medical Clinic. / 10038 Dove Oak Court, 
Cupertino, CA 95014. 

Shannon Lee Clayton '88 to Christopher 
Frederick. February 8, 1992. St. James Catholic 
Church, Red Bank, NJ. Shannon is a sales 
representative with Schering-Plough 
Pharmaceuticals. Her husband is a sales 
representative with Ethicon, Inc., a division 
of Johnson & Johnson. / 9259 Old Village 
Drive, Loveland. OH 45140. 


com. from p. 15 


Patrice L. Hetherington '89 to J. Thomas 
Sadowski. April 11, 1992. Susquehannans in 
the wedding party were Holly H. Gasull '89 
and Susan A. Johansen '89. Patrice is a 
production coordinator for Coca-Cola 
Enterprises. Her husband is a business 
services and international trade representative 
for Baltimore County Economic Development 
Commission. / 326 Hawthorn Road, Baltimore, 
MD 21210. 

Geraldine J. Gorman '85 to Paul L. 
Horrigan. April 25, 1992, Immaculate 
Conception Church, Maiden, MA. In the 
wedding party from Susquehanna was K. 

Joy Wood '85. Geraldine is a member of the 
technical staff with The MITRE Corporation, 
Bedford, MA. Her husband is a computer 
services manager with General Electric. /31 
Heritage Drive, Tewksbury, MA 01876. 

Dianne Smith '89 to Steven M. Good, May 
9, 1992, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 
Rehoboth Beach, DE. In the wedding party 
from Susquehanna was JoAnn Smith Skinner 
'77. / Village of Oxford, 6 Wingate Court, 
Blue Bell. PA 19422. 

Frances A. Phipps to Christian H. 
DeWald '88, May 15, 1992, Covenant-Central 
Presbyterian Church, Williamsport, PA. 
Christian is vice president of Montgomery 
Plumbing Supply Company. His wife is a 
teacher. / 1206 Woodmont Avenue, 
Williamsport, PA 17701. 


Lori Beth Walther '83 to Thomas H. 
France, May 16, 1992, St. Martin in the Fields 
Episcopal Church, Atlanta, GA. The groom 
works for the Ford Motor Company in 
Dearborn, MI. / 29145 Forest Hill Drive, 
Farmington Hill, MI 48331. 


Lisa E. Marsanico '89 to Glenn W. Foley, 
May 16. 1992, Christ Church, Ridgewood, NJ. 
Lisa works for Marson Medical Inc., Paramus, 
NJ Her husband works for St. Vincent's 
Hospital, New York City. / Apartment A-l, 
259 Knox Avenue, Cliffside Park, NJ 07010. 

Sharon A. Melfe '82 to Robert P. Kuehn, 
May 23, 1992, St. Peter of Alcantara, Port 
Washington, NY. Sharon is a personnel 
consultant at Aavis Resources, a personnel 
agency in New York. Her husband is an 
associate in the law Firm of Mendes & Mount 

in New York. / Apartment 8-F, 215 West 95th 
Street, New York, NY 10025. 


Felicia A. McClymont '87 to Richard J. 
Mullen, May 23. 1992, St. James United 
Church of Christ, Allentown, PA. Felicia 
works for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., 
Allentown, PA. Her husband is a sales 
representative for Daveland Co. Inc., Allentown, 
PA. /218 North St. George Street. Allentown, 
PA 18104. 

SU Alumni: 


Finding a former c/assmate can be just like 
looking for the proverbial "needle in 
a haystack." But not anymore. Soon an 
impressive directory of our great alumni 
will be available to help you locate your 
old friends. 

The new Susquehanna University 
Alumni Directory, scheduled for release 
in July/August 1993, will be the most up- 
to-date and complete reference on over 
12.000 Susquehanna University alumni 
ever compiled/ This comprehensive volume 
will include current name, address and 
phone number, academic data, plus 
business information (if applicable), 
bound into a 
classic, library- 
quality edition. 

The Office of 
Alumni Relations 
has contracted the 
prestigious Bernard C. 
Harris Publishing 
Company. Inc. to 
produce our directory. 
Harris will soon begin 
researching and 
compiling information 
to be printed in the 
directory by mailing a 
questionnaire to each 
alumnus. (If you prefer 
not to be listed in the 
directory, please contact 
the Office of Alumni 
Relations in writing as 
soon as possible.^ 


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The new Susquehanna 
University Alumni 
Directory will soon malce 
finding alumni as easy 
as opening a book. Look 
for more details on the 
project in future issues. 

Central New Jersey Club Chairs David '77 and 
Cheryl Rahlh Atkinson '77 share a few moments 
with Alumni Association President Terry March 
'67 at a brunch at The Grand Summit Hotel. 

The Alumni Clubs of Harrisburg, York, and 
Lancaster joined forces for a day on Harrisburg 's 
City Is/and. Activities included a barbecue and 
a Senators' baseball game. 

Richard Renn 73 amazes the crowd with his magic. 

Jean Walton Lehman '73 sings the National Anthem at the baseball game. 

16 Susquehanna Today 


Lester S. Greider '36 of Ft. Myers, FL. 

Dr. Fredrik A. Schiotz H'66, Minneapolis, 
MN. He was the former president of the 
American Lutheran Church. 

Bernice Brubaker Leffler *33 of Johnstown, 
PA. She had been personnel director for Penn 

Lucinda Brought Detrich '26, Hollidaysburg, 
PA, June 19. 1981. 

Janice Putz Baskind '67, December 1984. 
She was from Summit, NJ. She had also 
attended the University of Michigan. 

Pierce L. Shope '17. Haddonfield, NJ, 
November 5, 1989. 

Marvel Cowling Robinson '53, Wallingford, 
PA. March 11. 1990. From 1953 to 1959 she 
served in the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant Junior 
Grade. She had been a Cadette leader for the 
Girl Scouts of America. She was bookkeeper 
and office manager. Colonial Tire and 
Automotive Center, Morton, PA. 

Michael J. Petron '71, New York. NY. 
November, 1991. He had been a junior high 
school social studies teacher. 
James E. Chadwick '52. November 13, 

1991, Ambler, PA. He had been regional sales 
manager, Hoffmann-La Roche. Inc. He had 
served in the U.S. Army from 1952-54. He 
was a member and served on the board of 
directors of the Philadelphia Drug Exchange. 

Theodore Barbarossa H*77. February 10, 

1992, Burlington, MA. He graduated from 
Massachusetts College of Art and Yale School 
of Art and Architecture. He worked as a sculptor 
in New York City until World War II, when he 
served in the Army Corps of Engineers. He 
founded his own studio in Boston after the 
war. His sculptures, statues, nd reliefs have 
been exhibited nationally in ch jhes, museums, 
and public buildings. He was a member of 
numerous art societies, and has been honored 
by many artistic institutions and cultural 
groups. He created the relief hanging in the 
lobby of Weber Chapel Auditorium. The piece 
depicts various aspects of the arts. 

The Reverend Harold F. Doebler '28. 
Berwick, PA, March 14, 1992. He earned his 
bachelor of divinity degree from Susquehanna 
University in 1931 and his master of theology 
degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary 
at Gettysburg in 1943. He served Emmanuel 
Lutheran Church in Montoursville, PA. from 
1931 to 1941. He then became pastor of St. 
Peter's Lutheran Church in Lafayette Hill, PA, 
and served from 1941 to 1968. He served the 
Hobbie Lutheran Parish in Wapwallopen until 
his retirement in 1975. He was a member of 

Robert '40 and The/ma Gabrenya, Karen 
LoefY/er '64. and S.U. faculty member Dr. 
Thomas Peeler enjoy some conversation 
following the Johnstown Alumni Club's annual 
dinner. Dr. Peeler, a member of the biology 
department, was the guest speaker for the 

St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Nescopeck. PA, 
where he was a Sunday School teacher. He 
was an avid hunter and fisherman. 

Carmen "Beckie" Beckwith Addleman 
'46, Boalsburg, PA, March 18, 1992. She 
taught music in the State College area for 
29 years and she retired in 1984. She was 
a member and choir director of St. John's 
United Church of Christ in Boalsburg. She 
had been active in community affairs, especially 
those concerning musical entertainment, and 
was an avid bowler. 

Larry R. Bingaman '55, March 25. 1992. 
of Charlotte, NC, at Harrisburg. PA. He was a 
chemicals salesman, a former board member 
of the Crisis Assistance Ministry, a Freemason, 
a member and choir and council member of St. 
Mark's Lutheran Church, a member of Catawba 
Yacht club and Carmel Country Club. 

Dr. Roscoe L, Fisher '32, York, PA. April 
5, 1992. He was a 1936 graduate of the 
University of Pennsylvania Medical School. 
He interned at the York Hospital and did his 
residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. 
Rochester, NY. He opened his practice in 
1939 in York, PA. He was a pioneer in the 
use of the bronchoscope in York. He studied 
ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania 
Graduate School in 1942-43. He entered 
practice with his late brother. Dr. Lawrence 
C. Fisher '31. He was a member of the York 
County Medical Society, Pennsylvania 
Medical Society, American Medical 
Association, and was staff member of the 
York Hospital. Among the survivors is his 
son, Wayne Fisher '66. 

Isaac Asimov H'71, Manhattan, NY, April 
6. 1992. The pre-eminent popular-science 
writer of the day and for more than 40 years 
one of the best and best-known writers of 
science fiction. He wrote nearly 500 books on 
a wide range of subjects, from works for pre- 
schoolers to college textbooks. He was best 
known for his science fiction, but also wrote 
mysteries, as well as critically acclaimed 
books about the Bible, physics, chemistry, 
biology, astronomy, limericks, humor, 
Shakespeare, Gilbert and Sullivan, ancient 
and modern history, and many other subjects. 

John Robert Dunlap '52, Santa Cruz, 
CA, April 10, 1992. He served in the U.S. 
Navy in World War II. He attended the music 
conservatory at Susquehanna and went on 
to earn a degree in music from Columbia 
University in New York. He also studied at 
Tanglewood, the Stanford University Opera 
Workshop, and the Amato Opera in New 
York. He graduated from the Academy of 
Music and the Performing Arts in Vienna. 
Austria. He had his European debut at the 
Regensburg Opera in Germany in 1958 and 
became a leading baritone. After returning 
to the United States he had his New York 
Metropolitan debut in 1965 as Sharpless in the 
opera Madame Butterfly. He was soloist at the 
Mother Church of the First Church of Christ 
Scientist in Boston from 1968 to 1973. After 
moving to Santa Cruz, CA, in 1976 he performed 
and taught until his death. He was listed in 
Who's Who in Opera and the Dictionary of 
International Biographies. 

Roland R. Rosetti '51, South Canaan, PA, 
April 13, 1992. He had been the owner of 
Sharkey's Coal Sales. Among the survivors 
is his sister, Thetma Rosetti Petrilak '58. 
Bettie Middlesworth Hackenburg '81, 
Selinsgrove, PA. April 22. 1992. She was 
employed part-time by the Middleburg 
Historical Society. 

Charles W. Boyer '33. Sunbury, PA. April 
28, 1992. He had been a salesman for radio 
station WKOK, retiring in 1972. He had been 
a member of Zion Lutheran Church, the Kiwanis 
Club, the American Legion, and a former 
member of the Sunbury Housing Authority. 
He served in the U. S. Army during World 
War II. 

Beatrice Gentzler Armold '33. Edgemont, 
PA, April 28, 1992. She was supervisor of 
music for the West York School District, and 
also taught music in Glenolden Elementary 

School, Ridley Park in Delaware County, and 
Lower Merion in Montgomery County. She 
retired in 1965 after 33 years of teaching. She 
did graduate work at Temple University and 
Columbia University. She was a member of 
First United Methodist Church of Media, PA. 

Bettie Winey Moorhead '53, Terre Haute, 
IN, May 11, 1992. She was a graduate of Johns 
Hopkins University with a degree in nursing. 
She had been employed by the Homewood 
Retirement Center. Martinsburg, PA, for 15 
years and retired in 1989. She was a member 
of Zion Lutheran Church, Hollidaysburg, PA; 
the Martinsburg Outlook Club; and the Johns 
Hopkins Nurses' Association. She was preceded 
in death by her father Rine G. Winey Sr. *13. 
Among the survivors are her husband Gerald 
E. Moorhead '51 and her brother Rine G. 
Winey Jr. '46. 

M. Madeline Steininger Hermann '34. 
Middleburg, PA, May 12, 1992. She was a 
retired special education teacher for Snyder 
County schools. She was a member of 
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, a 50-year 
charter member of Middleburg Women's 
Club, the Women's Auxiliary of Susquehanna 
University, the Snyder County Historical 
Society, and the Pennsylvania Association of 
Retired School Teachers. She was preceded in 
death by a sister Hulda Steininger Bowser 
'19. Among the survivors is her husband 
William S. Hermann '31 and a daughter 
Nancy Hermann Snook '55. 

William S. Hermann '31, Middleburg, PA, 
May 19, 1992. He was preceded in death by 
his wife Madeline Steininger Hermann '34. 
He was a teacher and a coach at Middleburg 
High School, then became principal at 
McAlisterville High School for several years. 
He was a textbook salesman for Ginn & Co. 
until his retirement in 1975, when he returned 
to teaching at Middleburg High School. He 
had a 40-year career in officiating soccer, 
basketball and baseball on high school and 
college levels. He officiated for professional 
basketball and baseball contests. He was a 
talent scout for the Philadelphia Phillies 
baseball team for many years. He was a 
member and a Sunday School teacher at 
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, and a member 
of the Middleburg Kiwanis Club, the Loyal 
Order of the Moose, and the Snyder County 
Historical Society. Among the survivors is his 
daughter Nancy Hermann Snook '55. 

Advanced Degrees 

Members of the Reading Alumni Club got together for dinner following a concert featuring 
several Susquehanna performers including Phillip Compton '80. seated at center, and Assistant 
Professor of Music Victor Ris/ow. standing at far right. 

Paul D. Chrislensen '87: master of business 
administration. University of North Texas. 

Jon W. Eich '88: master of science in 
geography. Pennsylvania State University. 

Brian R. Fisher '82: master of science 
in instructional technology, Bloomsburg 
University. He is a computer courseware 
designer. Strategic Management Group, 
Philadelphia, PA. 

Geraldine Gorman Horrigan '85: master 
of science degree in mathematics. University 
of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA. 

Gerald G. Huesken '77: doctor of education 
in educational administration. Temple University. 

Charles A. Lekites '86: doctor of optometry 
degree. Philadelphia College of Optometry. 

Jean McEvoy Llewellyn '71: master's in 
management. Pennsylvania State University. 

Fred S. Lubnow '88: master of science in 
the division of environmental studies. University 
of California, Davis, CA. He continues work 
on his doctorate in the field of ecology. 

Jodi Fisher Mazaleski '87: master's in 
psychology. University of Florida in Gainesville. 

She is continuing her studies toward her doctorate. 
Elizabeth A. Molloy '87: master of business 
administration degree in management. 
Fairleigh Dickinson University. 

Jill S. Morrissey '90: master of arts degree 
in English, Bucknell University. 

Christina L. Rigby '89: master of science 
in management. Lesley College. 

Thomas H. Slavens '86: master of arts 

degree in history. University of Delaware. 

Thomas 1. Warren '88: master of arts 

in sociology. University of South Florida, 

Tampa, FL. 

Janette Meredith Warwick '83: master of 
business administration. Ashland University, 
Ohio. She is a systems analyst for Sund Strand 
Corporation (formerly the Electrical Division 
of Westinghouse). 

George R. Zelnick '84: master of science 
in computer science, Shippensburg University. 
C. Gilbert Zlock '78: juris doctor, Widener 
University School of Law. He is in general 
practice in Newtown, PA. 

Susquehanna Today 17 


lumni Weekend 

--^KSKSSa 7 

Saturday night dancing under the tent. 

The Fun Run marked the first time that a mother 
and daughter both participated. Getting ready 
for the event are Son/a Ernst Sampse// '63 and 
Jenni/er Sampse// Sassaman '86. 

18 Susquehanna Today 





A visit to the University Bookstore is popular with both 
alumni and future Susquehannans. 

The sun finally did come out on 

Dr. Neil Potter, professor of chemistry, 
chats with Richard Barley '67. 

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Alumni Awards Presented to Charles "Buss" Carr '52 and Stephen Toy '61 

Charles H. "Buss" Carr '52 of Selinsgrove and Stephen 
T. Toy '61 of Wilmington, Del., are the recipients of the 
1992 Susquehanna University Alumni Association Awards. 

Carr received the Association Award for Service and 
Toy, the Award for Achievement, at the University's 
annual Alumni Reunion and Awards Luncheon on June 
6 in Degenstein Campus Center. 

From 1964 until 1986, Carr served as the director of 
alumni relations and assistant director for development 
at Susquehanna University. He built the alumni club 
structure, organized and directed regional phonathons, 
personally visited with hundreds of Susquehanna alumni 
in their homes, and was instrumental in encouraging 
alumni to include Susquehanna in their estate plans. He 
also served as Susquehanna's golf coach for 13 years, 
leading the team to an impressive 13 straight winning 

From 1986 until 1991, Carr held positions as director 
of development/alumni relations at Mansfield University 
and executive director of the Mansfield Foundation ; study 
director and associate campaign director for Ketchum, Inc. , 
Fund Raising Council; and consultant with the capital 
campaign for Towson State University, Towson, MD. 

A native of Bellwood, Carr received a bachelor of 
science degree in music education from Susquehanna 
and a master's in counselor education from Pennsylvania 

State University in 1958. He began his career as a music 
supervisor at Troy Public Schools, where he was later 
named director of the guidance department. 
Carr is a past member of the Council for 
Advancement and Support of Education, having served in 
many capacities, including chair of the Middle Atlantic 
District II. He has served for 32 years as a Pennsylvania 
Interscholastic Athletic Association Football official. He 
is a past president of the Susquehanna Valley Country Club. 
Carr has served as choir director for Sharon Lutheran 
Church in Selinsgrove for 28 years and is presently a 
business broker with the ERA Bowen Realtors. He is 
married to a 1952 Susquehanna graduate Vi Deitz. They 
have two children and two grandchildren. 

Toy has worked for DuPont Laboratories in a variety 
of capacities since he became their first immunologist in 
1974. As a member of the Medical Products Department, 
he managed the day-to-day National Cancer Institute/ 
DuPont Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocyte Program. He also 
helped establish the first biosafety program at DuPont's 
experimental station. 

Named a senior drug information specialist in January 
1990, he is responsible for two of the company's leading 
pharmaceutical products with combined sales over $300 
million. He recently assumed added responsibilities 
with the newly created DuPont-Merck Pharmaceuticals. 

Within the last two years, Toy has received eight 
"commitment to excellence" awards presented to 
individuals who have contributed significantly to the 
performance of other groups within the company. 

Toy's research interests have included virology, tumor 
immunology, and autoimmune diseases and he holds a 
patent for the use of granulated polymeric materials for 
the separation of human blood leukocytes. He has 
published nearly 30 articles in scientific journals and 
has presented research at international meetings 
throughout the United States and Europe. 

A native of Mt. Carmel, Toy graduated from 
Susquehanna with a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry 
and biology. He went on to receive a Ph.D. in medical 
sciences from the University of Florida in 1966. Prior to 
joining DuPont, he served on the teaching and research 
staff in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Case 
Western Reserve Medical School in Cleveland, Ohio, 
and on the faculty of the Thomas Jefferson University 
Medical School. 

Toy is active in the community through Contact 
Wilmington, an emergency counseling hotline where 
he has served on the board of directors. He has been 
married to Margit Boer since 1987 and has one daughter. 




Class of 1967 alumni returning for their 2 5th reunion 

ere: from left to right, front row. Nancy Rosen Baker, Carol 
Logan Vust, Ruth Gearhart Capolino. Second row, Joan 
Marquette, Carol Purse//, Virginia M. Biniek, Janet McAfee 
Brown, Rosemary Robinson Hough, Maxine Lentz Thumser. 
Marian L. Shatto. Third row, Penny Graham Gustafson, Penny 
Buck Markley, Barbara Letcher Grula, Carolyn Wahler Miller, 
Marilyn Holm Sullivan, Marjorie Mack Pearson, Karen Hardy 
deLaurier. Fourth row, Cynthia Cu/p Fad, Margaret A. Shields, 
Jeannette Moyer Kowell, Vicki E. Reilly, Gary Seifert, Donna 
Ake Burkholder.Susan Welty Ferrari, Barb Brown Troutman, 
Fifth row. John A. Norton, J. Robert Arthur, Rich Barley, Dick 
Hough, Fred Dudley, Terry March, Paul Wild. Back row, Bob 
Miller, James Wagner, Robert Hall, Frank D. Marsh, Robert 
Dicker, Ronald J. Yevitz. 

Class of 1 942 alumni returning for their 50th reunion 

are: from left to right, front row, Maxine Heffner Wos, Maude 
Miller Claycomb, Janet Shockey Einstein, Blanche Forney 
Rogers, Emanell Whitenight Rogers, Jeanne Fenner Helm. 
Second row, Delphine Hoover Reitz, Betty Malone Sharkey, 
Nancy Griesemer Reifsnyder, Edward S. Rogers, Gertrude 
Fetzer Pardoe. Third row, Mildred E. Bittner. June Hendricks 
Hoke, Jean Warner Waidelich. Fourth row, Forrest Heckert, 
Fred Warner, August T. Kaufman, Stanley Baxter, Paul A. 
Lantz.John D. Ickes. Back row. Gene Smith, Ralph E. Wolfgang, 
Chet Shusta, Martin W. Hopkins. Fred Brubaker, William H. 

Class of 1 982 alumni returning for their 1 0th reunion 

are: from left to right, front row. Carl Johnson. Deborah 
Emilio Johnson, Sally A. Edling. Nancy Mohr Baker, Lorella 
Puglielli Struzzi, Sue LaFrance Sirois, Lauren Shollenberger 
O'Keefe. Second row, Liz Bergh-Dalin, Nancy Wright 
Greenshields. Robert D. Holland, Bryan Ryno Rynearson, 
Cathy Terranova, Lynn Parks, Jeanne M. McDonnell Castano, 
Tiiu Lutter, Ann Stanzione Thompson, Karen Clarke Bunsa. 
Third row, Keith Dalin, Margaret Sternik Schumacher, Amy 
Stouffer Leta, Karen Ness Bennett. Tina W. Wilhelmsen. 
Brett Bixler, Brenda Lange Barthelmess. Fourth row, Fran 
Krizner, Wayne Zimmerman, Peter Jacobs, Laura Hofmann, 
Michael Conway, Richard T Watkins, Craig Owens, Ellen 
Whiting, Stephen Ziminsky Fifth row, Christopher Rooke, 
Rick Alcantara, Dan Purdy, Keith Stauffer Lynne Warmerdam, 
Mary Kaiser Finlay, Pamela M. Kresge. Back row, James 
Radvany. Fred Stanton, Richard L.Sherman, Matthew A. 
Spangler. Steve Contreras, Laurie Mosca Cocca, Laura]. 
Litchert, Scott Heller, Eric R. Sauer 

Class of 1 952 alumni returning for their 40th reunion 

are: from left to right, front row, Pat Heathcote, Les Heilman, 
Jr.Ethel Meola McGrath. Second row, Lois Renter, faye Lewis, 
Ruth Smith Robinson, Kay Lauver, Kathleen Schnerr Price. 
Third row, Marjorie Way Mesler, Jacob M. Spangler, Chet 
Rowe, Ann Guise Settle, Lois Gordon Steiger, Miriam Vogler 
Olson. Fourth row, Barbara Barnhart Bacner, Don Berninger, 
Thomas R. Fitzpatrick, Charles H. "Buss" Carr, Vi Dietz Carr, 
Lorraine Rarick Liddington. Fifth row, Janet W. Yetter, Howard 
A. Miller, Rev.DavidG. Volk, William E. Nyer. 

Class of 1 937 alumni returning for their 55th reunion 

are: from left to right Lester Karschner, Rudy Gelnett, 
Helen Gundrum Sprout, and Rev. Ray Shaheen. 

Susquehanna Today 19 

Aus quehanna Yesterday 



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The Greenhouse Rocks with Susquehanna Roots 

Rock bands have about as much a 
chance at success as lottery players have 
at winning the grand prize. But one band 
with Susquehanna University roots may 
be closing in on the jackpot. 

Beau Bodine '85, Dave Ringler '87, 
Doug Kennedy '89, and Darren Keith 
are The Greenhouse. Due largely to their 
success in The National Soundcheck 
Rock Music Showcase, the group is on 
Bhe verge of a management deal . The 
contest, a national "battle of the bands." 
was sponsored by Yamaha Musical/Pro 
Audio equipment and attracted 2.600 
entries. Selected as one of five finalists, 
The Greenhouse had the opportunity to 
take their pop/funk/rock repertoire to 

As part of the contest, the Philadelphia- 
based band performed two original songs 
for a panel of judges that included John 
Entwistle of The Who and Robin Zander 
of Cheap Trick. Their performance was 
enough to land them a first prize of 
"SlO.OOO. Lead vocalist Ringler, lead 
guitarist Kennedy and bassist Bodine also 
received individual awards earning them 
each an additional $1,000. Winning the 
Soundcheck grand prize also gave The 
Greenhouse a chance to represent the 

20 Susquehanna Today 

United States in Band Exposition 91, 
an international contest held at Budokan 
in Tokyo. 

Not bad for a group of guys who used 
to play parties on the Isle of Que and 
whose name stems from a Selinsgrove 
house where they used to rehearse. 

"Beau, Dave, and I got together at 
school," explains Kennedy. "After I 
graduated in '89, we joined together 
again and found our drummer Darren 
through an ad in a magazine called The 
East Coast Rocker. We've had a great 
time playing together ever since then." 

The Greenhouse started 1992 on a high 
note as the contest they won aired nationally 
on syndicated television. They have been 
playing gigs throughout the Northeast, 
including shows at New York's China 
Club, The Bottom Line and The Bitter 
End. As The Greenhouse gathers critical 
acclaim and added exposure, their hope 
is that a major record deal is not far 

Anyone interested in catching up with 
The Greenhouse, please write them at: 
The Greenhouse 
IB Laurel Drive 
Maple Shade, NJ 08052 

Doug Kenned/ '89, David Ringler '87, Darren Keith and Beau Bodine '85 rock together as the 
Philadelphia-based band. The Greenhouse. 

WINTER 1993 


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Experiential ^ 
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How Susquehanna Students Gain "Real World" Credentials 

It's the classic young job 
hunter's dilemma: "Need 
experience to get a job, but 
need a job to get 
Experiential learning is often what it 
takes to parlay a college degree into a 
job offer. And Susquehanna students are 
getting their experience in a wide variety 
of ways ranging from full-time 
internships to five-to-ten hour-a-week 
practica to short-term "cxternships" in 
the University's EXPLORE program, a 
unique career development project that is 
attracting attention from other colleges. 

Designed to provide a real world 
complement to classroom learning, the 
workplace programs help students build 
confidence and gain skills. The best 
examples are actually three-way 
partnerships: Employers and the 
University community also benefit when 
interns contribute their talents and return 
to share their experience in class. 

And the experiences are almost as 
varied as the students. The flexible 
options are paid and unpaid, credit and 
non-credit, ranging from on-campus 
offices and local social service agencies 
to the nation's capital and even abroad. 
Marketing major James Shaffer '93 
was one of 39 students selected from a 
pool of more than 250 applicants to 
intern last summer at the Pennsylvania 
Historical and Museum Commission. 
Assisting the Commission's press 
secretary, Shaffer handled media 
releases for state historical sites and 
markers and coordinated press 
conferences and events. One highlight 

included the chance to sail on the 
Commonwealth's flagship, the U.S. Brig 
Niagara, in the Philadelphia parade of 
tall ships. 

From Washington D.C. to Abroad 

Junior Mike Rick and sophomore Kim 
Dunkle earned internship credit and 
raised more than $1 33,000 as chair and 
vice chair for last fall's Susquehanna 
University Fund phonathon. This 
semester Rick is living in Washington 
D.C. and working at Cable News 
Network as one of two Susquehanna 
students participating in a Lutheran 
College Consortium Washington 
Semester internship. 

The University formally affiliated with 
another D.C.-based internship program, 
the Washington Center, last year to 
increase opportunities for Susquehanna 
students, says Jeanne Neff, vice 
president of academic affairs. The 
organization places students according to 
individual interests and needs and 
includes options in government agencies, 
the media, and independent not-for-profit 
organizations in the arts, social service 
and research. Additional options include 
environmental policy and minority 

Senior Julie Nipoti spent part of last 
summer working in the marketing 
department of Credit Lyonnais, a Paris 
bank. Much of her time was spent 
reviewing marketing literature for a joint 
ventures project. Majoring in business 
administration with a global 
management emphasis, Nipoti sees the 
experience as a prime way to help her 

prepare for the future. "And now I can 
really relate to analyzing international 
cases in my policy class," she explains. 

Assistant Professor Susan Johnson, 
director of international study programs, 
and other faculty members with 
international contacts help students 
access a variety of internship programs 
abroad. "The most popular programs 
combine international internships with 

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Handling press re/eases for the state historical 
marker program was just one of the tasks Jim 
Shaffer '93 took on as a summer intern with the 
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum 



A Voice for Greek Unity 

Dear Editor: 

After reading the article (Summer, 
1992) "Going Greek in the '90's: Old 
traditions meet new attitudes," I felt 
compelled to commend the university on 
the positive steps it is taking to improve 
the Greek system at Susquehanna. At a 
time when social Greek organizations are 
being pulled from university campuses 
across the country, I am happy that 
Susquehanna has taken the initiative to 
change the system rather than abolish it. 

I have one suggestion, however, which 
I believe can even better improve the 
Greek system at Susquehanna, one that I 
have been advocating since I was a 
student: the establishment of a unified 
Greek council that includes both the 
social and professional Greek fraternities 
and sororities. 


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When I was a student at Susquehanna, 
I was a member and president of 
Susquehanna's chapter of Sigma Alpha 
Iota, a professional music fraternity for 
women. At a time when the social Greek 
fraternities and sororities were being 
criticized, the members of SAI and I 
were continually working to promote 
SAI's recognition throughout the campus 
and Selinsgrove. We were hoping to help 
change the perception of Greek 
organizations on campus by providing 
examples of the positive aspects of 
Greek groups. At the same time. Phi Mu 
Alpha Sinfonia (the music fraternity) and 
Alpha Psi Omega (the theater fraternity) 
were doing the same. All three groups 
went about their business in a manner 
that typified those ideals Susquehanna 
has laid out for its students. 

The article in Susquehanna Today 
outlines the University's specific goals 
for changing the Greek system, goals 
that are similar to those already 
governing the professional fraternities. 
Perhaps the social and professional 
Greek organizations can work together, 
especially now when the social Greek 
organizations are trying to change their 
image for the better. The formation of a 
unified Greek council, one that includes 
both the social and professional Greek 
groups, I believe will better serve the 
goal of revising Susquehanna's Greek 
system. At the same time, it will help 
unify the student body, and that will only 
help strengthen Susquehanna. 


Laurie Ann Volpe '90 

Growing Pains for Crew 

Dear Editor: 

I am sure everyone who read the article 
entitled "Susquehanna Crew Finds 
Stroke of Success" in your Summer 1992 
issue felt very proud when they realized 
the recognition that the fledgling 1991- 
92 crew team garnered for Susquehanna 
University. My feelings of pride, 
however, were mingled with dismay 
when I thought about how the University 
has neglected these hard-working 
athletes. Not only were they forced to 
buy their own uniforms and pay for 
transportation and lodging, the 
equipment made available to them 
borders on antiquity. 

I feel it is important that Susquehanna 
University make every effort to support 
this up-and-coming team. As stated in 
the article, "Susquehanna's name in 
collegiate rowing circles could become 
(very) popular...". This will only happen 
if they are given the support they 
deserve. They have already proven what 
an asset they are to the University. It is 
now up to the University to show that it 
is interested in the crew team and its 
continued success. 

Sincerely yours, 
Roberta McGillan 
Mother of a Crew Member 

Editor's Note: Following are excerpts 
from a letter from President Joel 
Cunningham in reply to Mrs. McGillan. 

Experiential Learning ,„„,/,,,,,.,,/ 

study abroad and opportunities have 
really skyrocketed in the past two years," 
says Johnson. 

Susquehanna students are introduced 
to international internship and study 
options as early as freshman orientation, 
points out Johnson. She has produced a 
categorized list of internship abroad 
opportunities to help students like 
finance major Carsten Schmid '93, who 
will intern this summer in Germany, 
and Christine Hunermund '95, who 
plans to work in Vienna. 

Locating Opportunities 

Students also locate internship and 
practica opportunities on their own, 
through other faculty or alumni, and/or 
with the assistance of the University 
Office of Career Development and 
Placement. "We have the information 
and resources," stresses Kim Bolig, 
assistant director of career development. 
"It's up to the student to apply and 
follow up, and there's a lot of follow-up 
— calling to see if the application was 
received, calling to see if they need more 

information, to ask if anything new has 
come up or to say thank you." 
Competition is keen because 
employers are looking for internship 

"Thank you for sharing with me a copy 
of your letter to Susquehanna Today. I 
regret that you feel that Susquehanna 
crew is being ignored by the University. 
In fact, it has received unusually strong 
support as a club sport since its 
beginning six years ago. including the 
addition last year of a full-time staff 
member as coach. 

"We are working to address such 
challenging questions as whether crew 
should have full varsity status, how the 
rather large amounts needed for first-rate 
crew equipment can be raised, and how 
to secure better facilities for crew." 

"Please know that I appreciate your 
interest and concern. Since resources are 
limited, I cannot assure you that crew 
will be supported as fully as you would 
feel best. However, I can assure you that 
Mr.(Don) Hamum (Director of Athletics) 
and all of the rest of us involved will 
work hard to assist in making the crew 
program effective and successful. We are 
proud of the achievements which have 
been made and eager to see the program 

Susquehanna Today welcomes letters to 
the editor. Please address your letters to: 
Susquehanna Today 
Office of Publications 
Susquehanna University 
Selinsgrove, PA 17870 

Please include your name, address and 
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Published letters may be edited for 
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employer. If the experience is for 
academic credit, a faculty member also 
participates in the contract process. 
Successful completion of an internship, 
even one taken without credit, is noted in 
a student's permanent transcript. 

"Employers are demanding it, we're 

promoting it, and the number of 

students taking advantage of the 

opportunities is growing." 

experience on applications, says Bolig. 
"They're demanding it, we're promoting 
it, and the number of students taking 
advantage of the opportunities is 
growing." In 1991-92 the Office assisted 
in 76 internships, an all-time high. 

After students have been accepted for 
internships, the Office coordinates a 
learning contract between student and 

A School of Business Initiative 

Increasing internships is currently one 
of the major goals for the Sigmund Weis 
School of Business. The School recently 
contacted a wide variety of alumni and 
businesses in the Northeast to lay 
groundwork for 10-12 week experiences 

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Experiential Learning 

this summer. The effort is paying off. 
David Borden '72, vice president for 
human resources at Black & Decker, has 
found three openings for Susquehanna 
internships in the company's main office. 
Two more positions are planned with 
ARA Services in Philadelphia thanks to 
James Summers '64, president and 
chief financial officer of ARA. Steve 
Jenkins '85, marketing research director 

time for an internship, because it's less 
disruptive to the regular curriculum. 
Others schedule school-year internships 
around regular classes or participate in a 
short-term extemship during Christmas 
or semester break. Students can earn 
from two to eight academic credits for 
approved internships, twelve credits for 
student teaching. But many opt to skip 
the credit, which can require additional 

Sophomore Kim Dunkle, cenrer, and junior Mike Rick, right, did an on-campus internship running 
the 1 992 Susquehanna University Fund phonathon. 

for Victor Supermarkets, a New York 
State chain, has found opportunities for 
four Susquehanna students to spend next 
summer conducting market research 
projects based on a customer survey. 

The "ideal" internship expects students 
"to be productive workers, not merely 
observers," stresses Ken Fladmark, 
professor of marketing emeritus and 
coordinator of the Weis School efforts. 
"There are many arrangements possible, 
but, in every case we ask the employer to 
teach, and at the end of the internship, to 
evaluate the intem's performance." 

The Sigmund Weis School has already 
established working relationships with 
several companies, including the 
Continental Corporation. Wayne Fisher 
'66 is executive vice president of the 
corporation which provides two 
internships annually and has designated 
Susquehanna one of ten "Executive 
Schools" to be targeted for recruiting. 

Senior finance major George Day spent 
last summer in Boston working for State 
Street Bank thanks to efforts of Nick 
Lopardo '68, president and chief 
executive officer for State Street Global 
Advisors and a Sigmund Weis School of 
Business Partner. 

Day says he appreciated the chance to 
work on two " real projects" in pension 
fund investments and projecting 
exchange rates for currency purchases. 
"The experience helped me see what it 
takes to be a professional in that field 
and made me realize I was making the 
right decision for my career choice." 

Many students find summer the best 

tuition payment for summer internships 
or if total course loads exceed 1 8 credits 
per semester. 

A few internships pay handsomely, but 
most, especially those with non-profit 
agencies, are unpaid or minimum wage 
positions. "The important thing is not 
what or whether they get paid or even 
whether they earn academic credit," 
stresses Fladmark. "We try to sell 
students on the idea that internships offer 
something even more important — the 
opportunity for experience." 

Alumni As Resources 

Many Susquehanna alumni actively 
work to expand internship opportunities 
for current students. Linda Davis 
Pizzico '89, production coordinator for 
television's syndicated The Sally Jesse 
Raphael Show before moving on to 
another position, helped seniors 
Courtney Kole and Mike Ettlemyer gain 
the chance to intern last summer in New 
York City for show producer Unitel 

Kole earned two credits for the project, 
which she views as " an investment in 
the future." In a way it's already 
bringing returns. Kim Bolig of the Office 
of Career Development helped her 
arrange a two-week "externship" at 
WTBS and Cable News Network 
(CNN) in Atlanta during semester break. 

Larry Kroggel '77, human resources 
manager at TRW Valve Division in 
Danville, opened an internship in his 
department for senior history major 
Wendy Novicenskie last fall. As part of 

"If a resume doesn't have an internship 
on it, it goes in the trash." 

her experience, she wrote an affirmative 
action program later sent to the head 
office. "I think the experience also 
helped Larry leam a lot more about 
Susquehanna today and what he can 
expect from graduating seniors entering 
the job market," she says. 

Field Research for Science Majors 

In the physical, mathematic and social 
sciences, internships and related practica 
offer special opportunities. "We strongly 
encourage our juniors to apply for 
summer science internships," 
says Associate Professor George Boone, 
head of the Department of Biology. "It's 
a chance to spend ten weeks working on 
a project with leaders in the field." 

Last summer, National Science 
Foundation internships provided a 
chance for chemistry major Patty 
Ollivier to research the synthesis of 
nickel compounds at Rutgers University 
while biochemistry major Becky 
Valentine worked with metal enzymes at 
the University of Georgia. In another 
NSF-sponsored project, senior Prem 
Janardhan worked at the University of 
Minnesota's National Geometry Center. 

Sometimes attractive opportunities are 
even closer at hand. Senior biochemistry 
major Michelle Kreger spent last 
summer on a special pediatrics ward 
project at Geisinger Medical Center in 
Danville. Other Susquehanna students, 
including Marie Burns '92, have done 
biochemical internships at Geisinger's 
Sigfried and Janet Weis Center for 

In social sciences and communications, 
students also can gain experience in 
practica — applied projects or 
supervised field work. The chance for 

students to work in selective social 
service agencies "makes what we teach 
come alive," says Tom Martin, assistant 
professor of psychology. "Not only do 
the students leam, they also can be a real 
help to the agencies and their clients. 
There are projects out there going 

Whatever the form — internships, 
practica or shorter term extemships, — 
experiential learning is proving a 
powerful tool to open the door for further 
opportunities. "Some students participate 
in a two-week EXPLORE program and 
are offered regular internships with the 
same or other companies based on that 
experience." says Bolig. "We've even 
had an EXPLORE student offered a full- 
time job upon graduation." 

The success goes hand in hand with 
the University's latest showing in career 
development statistics. Despite last 
year's lagging economy, more than 90% 
of 1 992 graduates had jobs or were 
enrolled in graduate or professional 
school within six months of 

And to keep the trend going, today's 
students may well heed the candid 
advice of Linda David Pizzico: "If a 
resume doesn't have an internship on it, 
it goes in the trash." 

Alumni who would like further 
information on internship programs 
for Susquehanna students or who wish to 
discuss internship opportunities are 
urged to contact Kim Bolig in the Office 
of Career Development and Placement 
at 372-4325; Kenneth Fladmark, 
professor emeritus of business 
administration at 372-4209; or Susan 
Johnson, director of international study 

Courtney Kole '93 was one of two Susquehanna seniors who spent last summer interning with The 
Sally Jesse Raphael Show. 

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ampus News 

Oscar Winner Celeste Holm Emcees 
Degenstein Center Theater Dedication 

Susquehanna University celebrated the 
opening of its new 447-seat Degenstein 
Center Theater on Saturday, October 31 , 
with a gala dedication program featuring 
Academy Award winner Celeste Holm. 

The premier performance featured 
student actors along with Miss Holm in 
a variety of musical and dramatic pieces 
including segments from Pirates of 
Penzance. Shakespeare's Henry V, 
Thornton Wilder's Our Town, and the hit 
broadway musical Ci'fy of Angels. The 
finale was a salute to ail-American 
composer Irving Berlin. 

The show followed the University's 
annual Kurtz Dinner honoring donors 
and friends. Dedication ceremonies 
included special recognition for theater 
benefactor Charles B. Degenstein. 

Miss Holm, a veteran stage, motion 
picture and television actress, has 
appeared in productions ranging from 
"Oklahoma" on Broadway to television's 
"Falcon Crest." The day after the 
dedication she conducted a seminar for 
students and received an honorary 
doctor of fine arts degree from the 

The theater is the central feature of a 
recently completed $5 million, 30.000 
square-foot addition to the Charles B. 
Degenstein Campus Center. The addition 
also brings the University its first art 
gallery, the Lore A. Degenstein Gallery, 
which will be officially dedicated in 
spring of 1993. 

A major new showcase for developing 
student talents, the theater has been 
designed as an ideal space for students 
to leam stagecraft and performance 
techniques. The state-of-the-art facility 
includes a proscenium stage with full 

orchestra pit and is equipped with both a 
traditional counterweight system and 
major stage traps. Sophisticated sound 
and lighting equipment is similar to that 
found in Broadway theaters. 

The addition also includes a smaller, 
open studio theater offering fully-lit 
production space for one-act plays and 
experimental theatre as well as 
rehearsals, workshops and classes. A 
lower level includes costume and set 
design laboratories and gallery archival 
and preparation space. 

The University's new art gallery 
provides climate -controlled space for 
traveling exhibitions and student and 
faculty shows. The facility has been 
designed as an extended classroom to 
offer students experience in collecting, 
curating and mounting exhibitions. 

The expansion also provides an 
inviting new entrance to the west side of 

campus. Since 1968, the Degenstein 
Campus Center has served as a major 
thoroughfare for students, faculty and 
campus visitors. Adding the theater and 

art gallery to this bustling facility gives 
the entire campus community, and the 
community at large, an opportunity to 
experience the arts on a daily basis. 

Kelly Ryman '93 and Jason Michael '93 appeared with Celeste Holm in a scene from Thornton 
Wilder'sOur Town. 

The audience salutes Charles B. Degenstein 

Guest artist Celeste Holm, Trudy Cunningham. Charles B. 
Degenstein and his wife Lore, and President Joel Cunningham 
greeted student performers and photographers backstage. 

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Dancers and chorus members on stage for a finale salure to American composer Irving Berlin. 
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Dedication ceremonies recognized contributions of former Susquehanna 
theatre professiona/s including Professor Emeritus Bruce Nary. 


The Charles B. Degenstein 
Foundation has awarded two grants to 
Susquehanna University, each in the 
amount of $ 1 5.000. One is a challenge 
grant in support of the Sigmund Weis 
School of Business' Family Business 
Center. The center, which sponsors 
workshops for family-run businesses and 
which offers courses through the Weis 
School, was founded in 1990 with 
underwriting support from the 
Degenstein Foundation. 

The second grant supports an 
experimental teacher training partnership 
program between Susquehanna's 
Education Department and the Liberty 
Valley Elementary School in Danville, 
PA. The program places a supervisor 
from the University's Education 
Department faculty on location at the 
elementary school two days per week to 
work with student teachers and 
participating school teachers. 

A gift from Miss Louise F. Hively will 
ultimately benefit Susquehanna students 
through scholarship support. Proceeds 
from a charitable gift annuity will 
augment the J. Paul H. H'63 and 
Mildred F. Hively Scholarship Fund. 
established in 1991. 

Spillman Farmer Shoemaker Pell 
Whildin, PC, has made a gift of $10,000 
to Susquehanna. The Bethlehem, PA 

architectural firm has been involved in a 
number of the University's major 
renovation and expansion projects, 
including the recently completed 
Degenstein Center Theater and the 
Blough-Weis Library. 

The alumni of the lota Beta chapter of 
Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity have 
established the Tau Kappa Epsilon 
Scholarship Fund at Susquehanna. The 
fund will provide scholarship support for 
deserving students, with preference 
given to students who are members of 
campus fraternities or sororities. 

Susquehanna received $1 4,000 from 
the Aid Association for Lutherans to 

support a faculty grants program. The 
award will provide Susquehanna's 
faculty and staff with training and 
materials to become more proficient and 
successful in grant writing. 

The National Science Foundation has 

awarded Susquehanna's Department of 
Geological and Environmental Science 
$15,235 for purchase of instructional 
equipment to support the hydrogeology 
program. Funds will provide for the 
establishment of a hydrogeologic field 
laboratory where faculty and students 
will be able to carry out groundwater 
pumping tests and pollution monitoring 
projects under actual field conditions. 

Falso Named Director of Gift Planning 

Frank Falso of Lewisburg recently assumed the position of director of gift 
planning at Susquehanna University. 

Falso joins a development team which recently completed a $34 million 
capital campaign. His responsibilities will include coordinating the University's 
efforts to secure planned gifts. 

He came to Susquehanna after working the past four years in area real estate. 
He was most recently employed for the past two years by Villager Realty Inc., 
Better Homes and Gardens, in Lewisburg, and previously employed by the ERA 
Bowen Agency in Selinsgrove. He is also presently the proprietor and operator 
of The Gingerbread House gift shop in Lewisburg. 

Falso earned his bachelor's degree from Clarion State College, and his 
master's from Penn State University. 

Phonathon Raises $133,860 

Student volunteers took to the phones for four weeks in October and early 
November to raise a total of $133,860 for the Susquehanna University Fund. 

More than 300 students participated in the annual SUF event, calling more than 
6,250 alumni and parents. A generous 2,418 of those called made a pledge to the 

Gifts will be used to underwrite expenses in student financial aid, faculty 
development, computer and lab equipment, and books and periodicals for Blough- 
Weis Library. A hearty thanks to all who pledged for their continued support. 

This year, you can help Susquehanna 
claim an additional $50,000 for the 
Susquehanna University Fund (SUF). A 
group of SUF volunteers has joined 
together to offer the University a 
$50,000 challenge. If Susquehanna can 
raise $50,000 in new or increased gifts, 
the volunteer group will match it! 

Here's How You Can 
Help Claim The Challenge: 

>■ If you haven't made a gift in the past 
two years, your gift will be matched 
dollar for dollar by the challenge. 

> If you regularly make gifts to the 
SUF, an increase over the amount of 
your last gift will help to claim the 

We have already claimed more than 
$30,000 of the challenge, but we need 
your help to make it a complete success. 
If you haven't made your commitment 
yet, won't you please send your gift to 
the SUF today? 

Susquehanna University Fund Challenge 

Development Office 

Susquehanna University 

Selinsgrove, PA 17870 


Alumni Career Fair Debuts 

Nicholas Lopardo '68. president and CEO of State Street Global Advisors, was one of 20 
dlumni who returned to campus last fall to help the Office of Career Development and 
Placement kick off us first annual Alumni Career Fair. 



University Fund 

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>■ Lecturer in Photography David 
Lauver became one of the first 
photographers to show work at the new 
Arthur Griffin Center for Photographic 
Art in Winchester, MA, in November. 
The show included 60 black and white 
and color photographs of Amish and 
Mennonite subjects and was curated by 
Whitney Gay '71, acting gallery 

>■ Associate Professor of English Gary 
Fincke was named a "Distinguished 
Alumnus" of Thiel College and gave 
Thiel's opening convocation address for 
the current academic year. Fincke's 
novel. The Inadvertent Scofflaw, will be 
published by Yardbird Books in April of 
1 993. Zoland Books has agreed to 
publish his next full-length collection of 
poetry. Inventing Angels, in spring of 

► Physics professors Fred Grosse and 
Richard "Koz" Kozlowski have been 
cited for being the most published 
among the 30 National Aeronautic and 
Space Administration Joint Venture 
(NASA-JOVE) schools over the past two 
years. Among their most recent projects 
is an article co-authored with NASA- 
JOVE colleagues on "The Sodium and 
Potassium Atmosphere of the Moon and 
Its Interaction with the Surface" in 
Icarus, the International Journal of Solar 
System Studies. 

>■ Associate Professor of 
Communications Larry Augustine has 
been named the executive director of the 
Pennsylvania High School Speech 
League (PHSSL). The League recently 
moved its headquarters to Susquehanna 
following a 30-year residency at Penn 
State University. The organization 
sponsors annual events for high school 
students in drama, speech, forensics, and 

>• Lecturer in Art Dorothy Masom has 
won a first-place prize from the Art 
Association of Harrisburg Gallery for her 
encaustic painting "Night Lights." 
>■ Assistant Professor of Modern 
Languages and Director of the 
International Studies Program Susan 
Johnson has received a $3,000 grant 
from the National Endowment of the 
Humanities to complement the 
University's resources in Pennsylvania- 
German history and culture. 
>■ Lecturer in Art Jeff Martin has won 
the Strathmore Award for pastel painting 
at a recent Pastel Society of America 
Exhibition at the National Arts Club in 
New York City. He also recently had a 
solo exhibit at Capricorn Galleries in 
Bethesda, MD, and has been 
commissioned to paint a portrait of 
world-renowned pathologist. Dr. 
William Christopher. The work will 
hang in Louisville General Hospital in 

>• Paul Dion, associate professor of 
marketing, has written an article titled, 
"JIT Implementation: A Growth 
Opportunity for Purchasing," appearing 
in the fall issue of International Journal 
of Purchasing and Materials 

> Lecturer in English/Geography Jim 
Lee has written an article titled 
"Magnificent Personality: Western 
Women's Views of Korea," to appear in 
an upcoming issue of Korean Culture. 
>■ Assistant Professor of Accounting 
Jerry Habegger received the 
Susquehanna Valley Chapter of the 
Institute of Management Accountants 
"Outstanding Member of the Year" 
Award for 1991-1992. He currently 
serves as vice president of 
communications for the group. Ed 
Schwan, professor of accounting, has 
received the group's Past President's 

>■ Beverly Romberger, associate 
professor of speech communication, 
presented a paper co-authored with Mary 
Cianni, assistant professor of 
management, at the National Speech 
Communication Association Convention 
in Chicago. The paper, exploring oral 
histories of male and female managers 
about treatment differences in the 
corporate world, was presented in a 
seminar on "Communication in Sexual 
Harassment: The Incident(s), The 
Report, The Aftermath." 

► Pat Reiland-Hess, assistant registrar, 
and her husband Dick Hess, director of 
career development, recently won a total 
of eight medals during the state Senior 
Games and qualified for the 1993 
National Senior Games. Pat remains 
undefeated in her two years of race- 
walking competition. Dick took two 
silver medals in race walking and also 
qualified for nationals in the long jump. 
>• Lecturer in Art Florence Putterman 
has received an honorable mention for a 
monotype, "Crosscurrents," at the 
Annual Members Exhibition of the 
Printmaking Council of New Jersey. 

>■ Associate Professor of Religion Boyd 

Gibson was a participant in 

the second convocation of Teaching 

Theologians in the Evangelical Lutheran 

Church in America (ELCA). 

>• Lou Rossman, professor of music 

and head of the music department. 

attended a Higher Education Task Force 

Meeting in Harrisburg with Music 

Educators from seventeen institutions 

from throughout Pennsylvania. 

> Director of Computing Services Neal 
Van Eck participated in a recent ELCA 
meeting to review its involvement with 
information technology resources on 
Lutheran college campuses. 

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SU Cited in Five Selective College Guides 

Listed as one of Barron 's Best Buys in College 

Education and ranked among top regional universities 
by U.S. News & World Report. Susquehanna attracted 
accolades in five different selective college guides last 

Susquehanna is one of 300 colleges and universities 
in the nation included in the latest edition of Barron's 
Best Buys in College Education. The book "looks 
beyond the nation's best-known and most expensive 
four-year colleges to discover schools where the 
education dollar goes further, often with results that 
give their more prestigious peers a good run for their 

The book notes that "programs like the Project House 
|volunteer] System, easy student-faculty friendships, 
and required career planning for all demonstrate what is 

'best' about Susquehanna are some lessons that money 
doesn't always buy at other, costlier colleges, but that 
are very much part of the total education here." 

Best Buys cited the University's "theme house" 
rooming option where students with similar academic 
or volunteer interests live together. Programs in the 
Sigmund Weis School of Business are "among 
Susquehanna's best, thanks to superb faculties and 
facilities and the high standards" for majors, says the 
guide which also recognizes first-rate faculties in the 
sciences, English and political sciences. 

Criteria to select schools as "best buys" included price 
and student satisfaction, percentage of faculty with 
Ph.D's. percentage of entering freshmen who go on to 
graduate from college and percentage of graduates 
seeking advanced degrees. 

National Leadership Honorary 
Recognizes Susquehanna's Weber Society 

Susquehanna also is recognized as a "very 
competitive" institution in the latest Barron's Compact 
Guide to Colleges which profiles 400 leading schools in 
the U.S. and Canada. 

The University ranked eighth among top regional 
universities in the North in U.S. News & World 
Report's 1993 special issue on "America's Best 
Colleges." This is the fifth year Susquehanna has been 
included in the annual report. 

Yale's The Insider's Guide to the Colleges cites 
Susquehanna's friendly environment, successful job 
placement record and the popular student volunteer 
program as reasons to take a closer look. 

Susquehanna is one of only 1 4 Pennsylvania colleges 
profiled in one of the newest college guidebooks, 
Opening College Doors by the publishers of USA 
Today. The book includes 150 colleges and universities 
"generally recognized as among the most selective in 
the nation or in their region," institutions with 
outstanding or innovative programs, and flagship 
public universities. 

Susquehanna University's local 
honorary leadership organization. The 
Weber Society, has gained recognition 
from Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK). the 
national leadership honor society for 
college students that recognizes and 
encourages superior scholarship, 
leadership and exemplary character. 

With the induction, Susquehanna joins 
over 220 ODK-member colleges and 
universities nationwide. Nineteen 
Susquehanna students, eight alumni, 
three faculty, and two honorary members 
were inducted into the new chapter in 

The Weber Society, named in honor of 
former Susquehanna President Gustave 
Weber, was organized last year 
following the ideals and guidelines of 
ODK, which recognizes achievement in 

five specific areas: scholarship; athletics; 
campus or community service, social, 
religious activities, and campus 
governments; journalism, speech and 
the mass media; and creative and 
performing arts. The Omicron Delta 
Kappa "mark of distinction" is 
recognized by leaders of both the 
academic and business worlds. 

Weber and retired Weis Markets 
executive Charles B. Degenstein are 
honorary inductees into the new chapter. 
Alumni inductees include Suzy Bianco 
'92, Ted Bongiovani '92 . Amy Fisher 
'92, Jim Gilcrist '92, Matt Hall '92 and 
Marni Pietrowicz '92, as well as 
Associate Director of Admissions Chris 
Markle '84 and Dean of Students 
Dorothy Anderson '62. 

New Members Join University Board 

Paul Filipek '65 of Parsippany, N.J.; 
Carol Kehler '74 of Mechanicsburg, 
Pa.; and Nicholas Lopardo '68 of 

Boxford, Mass., have been recently 
elected to serve three-year terms on the 
Susquehanna University Board of 

In other board news, Donald 
Wissinger '50 of Hollidaysburg has re- 
joined the group after a year's absence 
and Susan Bowers of Selinsgrovc has 
been elected faculty representative. 

Filipek, who earned a bachelor of 
science degree in accounting from 
Susquehanna, began his career at Price 
Waterhouse. He is now chief executive 
officer and chairman of the board of the 
Masen-Keller Corporation, a foil 
stamping packaging company based in 

Active in Susquehanna's recent capital 
campaign, he was an Executive-in- 
Residence for the Sigmund Weis School 
of Business and is currently a member of 
the Weis School Alumni Support Group 
which provides placement opportunities 
for Susquehanna students and assists 

Nominated by the Lower 
Susquehanna Synod of the Evangelical 
Lutheran Church in America, Kehler 
majored in political science at 
Susquehanna. She has spent most of her 
career in state government and is 
currently executive assistant to Senator 
David J. Brightbill. 

Kehler is first vice president of the 
Susquehanna University Alumni 
Association and has been active in 
alumni activities for many years in the 
Harrisburg area. She is a member of St. 
Peter's Lutheran Church in 
Mechanicsburg where she has been 
active in church and synod affairs. 

Lopardo is president and chief 
executive officer for State Street Global 
Advisors, a global institutional money 
management subsidiary of the State 
Street Bank in Boston. 

He earned a bachelor of science degree 
in marketing and management. He is a 
member of the Susquehanna University 
Fund national committee and chairs the 
Weis School Alumni Support Group. 


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Susquehanna Today 7 

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All Business: 

Heim Owns Championship Miniature Golf Course 

One look at junior defensive tackle John Heim of 
State College tells you he's all business. 

If his 6-4, 255-pound frame doesn't tell you that, 
maybe his team leading 10.5 sacks and 17 tackles for 68 
yards in losses will catch your attention. Even if you 
didn't know he played football, you'd still think of 
Heim as all business. After all, how many junior 
business majors own their own championship miniature 
golf courses? 

Heim took the idea of "independent study" to a new 
height when he created the Pebble Creek Miniature 
Golf Course in State College. Heim's "project" opened 
in early June and has been doing booming business ever 

A 24-year old business major who came to 
Susquehanna in the middle of the 1989-90 academic 
year after serving in the military, Heim decided to take 
a semester off so he could graduate with the rest of his 
class in the spring and not in December. But he wanted 
to use that time toward advancing his education. 

His father Bruce is the president of the Keystone Real 
Estate Group in State College and was part-owner of a 
piece of land which they had hoped to develop with two 
restaurants and a miniature golf course. The elder Heim 
originally found some interested parties in the miniature 
golf course, but a lack of capital forced them to back 
out. That's where John stepped in. 

Heim discussed the business venture with 
Susquehanna Professor of Management William Sauer, 
who not only offered his support, but a chance to use 
the venture as an independent study project. As far as 
Sauer was concerned, the project was a natural 
educational experience. 

Apparently, Heim made the most of the opportunity 
— he got an "A" for his efforts from Sauer, who 

Junior John Heim, a defensive tackle on the Crusaders football 
team, earned credit for a unique independent study project 

assessed Heim's progress in several ways. Sauer kept in 
touch primarily by phone, but also traveled to State 
College to view things firsthand. "He kept a diary for 
me and I was also able to check his marketing plan, as 
well as the final product." 

Heim secured the necessary capital through a bank 
loan and hired well-known State College "miniature 
golf guru" Kevin Ream to do his contracting. Securing 
the necessary zoning permit proved a lesson in itself. 

"I wrote a book (for his project diary) on dealing with 
township people," says Heim. "After reviewing my 
plans, I was sent changes back four different times 
before I finally got my permit. That's something that 
classroom work won't give you." 

Heim finally broke ground in mid-March - operating 
the back hoe himself to "save money." He also became 
a hands-on owner throughout the early months. 

In August, Heim's thoughts turned towards football. 
But before he could even think about camp, he had to 
find someone to run his course while he was running 
after quarterbacks. 

Heim was a Second Team Middle Atlantic 
Conference All-Star for the second consecutive year 
this season, leading the team with 10.5 sacks among his 
64 tackles (33 solo). He also had a team best 7.5 sacks 
in 1990 and tallied 58 tackles (24 solo). 

"John's bigger and better at this stage than we even 
imagined," says Crusader Head Coach Steve Briggs. 
"He's consistently being double and triple teamed and 
still getting sacks. The double and triple teams also 
makes us better because it frees up some of the other 
guys on the defensive line too." 

But what makes Heim special, even to his head coach, 
is the total package — not just his play on the field. 

"John is the true epitome of a student-athlete," says 

In Heim's case, you better make that an 
entrepreneurial student-athlete. 

Editor's Note: As a result of this feature, stories on John 
Heim's independent study have appeared in national 
weeklies The Chronicle of Higher Education and Sports 
Illustrated as well as dailies State College Centre Daily 
Times, the Harrisburg Patriot and Penn State's Daily 
Collegian. An Associated Press feature story has 
appeared in more than 35 papers including the 
Philadelphia Daily News. The story also attracted 
television attention on several stations and ESPN, the 
national TV sports network. 

Crusaders "Anxious" 
to Battle Minnesota 

"Look how many teams play 
Notre Dame. Dang, that's dumb. 
Maybe we should play more 
games with Susquehanna U." 

University of Minnesota football coach 
Jim W acker just thought he was being 
funny when he spouted off that crack, 
later quoted in an article titled "What's 
Wrong With the Big Ten," by Curt 
Brown of Scripps-Howard News 

At the time, he claims he didn't even 
know there WAS a Susquehanna 
University. But he sure knows now The 
crack touched off a blitz of tongue-in- 
cheek media attention for both schools. 

8 Susquehanna Today 

With a little help from the Associated 
Press, Susquehanna Athletic Director 
Don Harnum promptly responded that 
Susquehanna was anxious to schedule a 
home-and-home series with Minnesota 
as soon as possible. 

"We guarantee Minnesota a capacity 
crowd of 4,000 persons at Amos Alonzo 
Stagg Field on campus, and an even split 
of the gate receipts. We cannot guarantee 
the Golden Gophers a win. however," 
said Hamum. 

"A game between the Gophers and the 
Crusaders, on natural grass, outdoors 
where football is supposed to be played, 
should settle the issue of how 
competitive the Big Ten really is." 

Crew Shells Will Ride in Style 

Susquehanna crew members have a new trailer to haul rowing shells to competition thanks to the 
generosity and skills of Thomas f. Thomas, parent of team member Alden Thomas '95. Thomas built 
the trailer which includes a storage box for equipment. 


Men's Basketball 

Feb. 1 

at Dickenson 

Feb. 3 

at Albright 

Feb. 6 

at Messiah 

Feb. 10 


Feb. 13 

at Elizabethtown 

Feb. 15 

at Lebanon Valley 

Feb. 17 

at Lycoming 

Feb. 18 


Feb. 20 


Feb. 2 
Feb. 4 
Feb. 6 
Feb. 8 
Feb. 9 
Feb. 13 
Feb. 18 
Feb. 20 

Feb. 3 
Feb. 6 

Feb. 13 
Feb. 20 
Feb. 26/27 

Women's Basketball 

at Albright 

at Wilkes 


at Juniata 


at Elizabethtown 


8:00 pm 
8:00 pm 
8:00 pm 
8:00 pm 
8:15 pm 
8:00 pm 
8:00 pm 
7:00 pm 
3:30 pm 

7:00 pm 
6:00 pm 
2:00 pm 
7:00 pm 
7:00 pm 
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at York with 12:00 pm 

Gettysburg and 



MUHLENBERG 11:00 am 


at Elizabethtown 

Women's Softball 

March 1 8 

at Marywood 

March 22 


March 25 

at Wilkes 

March 30 


April 1 

at Dickinson 

April 3 

at Lycoming 

April 6 

at Lebanon Valley 

April 8 


April 17 

at Messiah 

April 20 

at Gettysburg 

April 22 


April 24 


3:00 pm 
2:30 pm 
3:00 pm 
2:00 pm 
2:00 pm 
1 :00 pm 
3:00 pm 
3:00 pm 
1:00 pm 
3:00 pm 
3:00 pm 
1:00 pm 

March 17 


3:30 am 

March 27 


10:00 am 

April 3 


April 10 

at Shippensburg 

9:30 am 

April 14 

(Women Only) 

3:30 am 

April 17 

at Delaware Valley/ 
Gettysburg/Leb. Val. 

1:00 pm 

April 24 

at Millersville 
Metrics -Men 


at Dickinson 


Inv itational- Women 

March 16 
March 18 
March 20 
March 24 
March 27 
March 30 
April 1 
April 3 
April 6 
April 15 
April 1 7 
April 19 
April 22 

March 23 
March 25 
March 27 
March 30 
March 31 
April 1 
April 3 
April 5 
April 7 
April 15 
April 17 
April 20 
April 21 
April 23 

March 24 
March 27 
March 29 
April 3 
April 6 
April 3 
April 15 
April 22 
April 24 

March 17 
March 21 
March 23 
March 24 
March 27 
March 30 
March 3 1 
April 3 
April 7 
April 12 
April 13 
April 17 
April 18 
April 22 
April 24 

Feb. 6 
Feb. 13 
Feb. 10 
Feb. 17 

Men's Tennis 

DICKINSON 3:00 pm 

at Lycoming 3:00 pm 

YORK 1 1 :00 am 

at Gettysburg 3:00 pm 

at Juniata 3:00 pm 

at Wilkes 3:00 pm 


LOCK HAVEN 3:00 pm 

ALBRIGHT 3:00 pm 

at Messiah 1 1 :00 am 

SCRANTON 3:00 pm 

at Kings 3:00 pm 

Women's Tennis 


MESSIAH 3:00 pm 

at Scranton 1 1 :00 am 

LYCOMING 3:00 pm 

at W. Maryland 3:00 pm 

KINGS 3:00 pm 


YORK 3:00 pm 

at Juniata 3:00 pm 

at Dickinson 3:30 pm 

BLOOMSBURG 11:00 pm 

WILKES 3:00 pm 

at Muhlenberg 3:00 pm 

at Albright 3:00 pm 

Women's Lacrosse 

GOUCHER 4:30 pm 
at Juniata (Club) 

at Gettysburg 4:00 pm 

at Washington 1 1 :00 am 

JUNIATA (Club) 4:00 pm 

at Johns Hopkins 4:00 pm 

DICKINSON 4:00 pm 








at Scranton (SGL) 

at Wilkes 



at Gettysburg (SGL) 

at Albright 



at Juniata 


1:00 pm 
1:00 pm 
3:00 pm 
3:00 pm 
1:00 pm 
3:00 pm 
3:00 pm 
1:00 pm 
1:00 pm 
1:00 pm 
3:30 pm 
1:00 pm 
1:00 pm 
3:00 pm 
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March 23 
April 1 

April 3 

April 8 
April 12 

April 13 
April 19 

Feb. 3 
Feb. 5 
Feb. 6 

Feb. 14 
Feb. 15 

Feb. 17 

Feb. 19 
Feb. 21 

Feb. 25 

Feb. 26 

Feb. 27 
Feb. 28 
March 3 

March 17 

March 28 

April 7 

April 21 


at Shippensburg 


at W. Maryland 



at Swarthmore/ 

Lebanon Valley/ 


at Kings/FDU 


1:00 pm 

1 2:00 pm 

1:00 pm 
1:00 pm 

1:00 pm 

Special Events 

Elderhostel Institute 

Degenstein Campus Center 10:45am 

Commonwealth Brass Quintet 8:00 pm 

Isaacs Auditorium Seibert Hall 

Godspell Chancel Drama 8:00 pm 

Degenstein Campus Center 

Artist Series: violinist David Kim 

Weber Chapel Auditorium 3:00 pm 

Visiting Writers Series 7:30 pm 

Molly Best Tinsley 

Seibert Hall 

Elderhostel Institute 10:45 am 

Degenstein Campus Center. 

SU Jazz Ensemble 

SU Symphonic Band Concert 3:00 pm 

Weber Chapel Auditorium 

Faculty Recital 8:00 pm 

Weber Chapel Auditorium 

SU Theatre Series 

The Lion In Winter 

Degenstein Center Theater 8:00 pm 

The Lion In Winter 8:00 pm 

The Lion In Winter 3:00 pm 

Elderhostel Institute 10:30 am 

Degenstein Campus Center 

Elderhostel Institute 10:30 am 

Degenstein Campus Center 

Artist Series: The Buddy Holly Story 

Weber Chapel Auditorium 4:00 pm 

Elderhostel Institute 10:30 am 

Degenstein Campus Center 

Elderhostel Institute 1 0: 30 am 

Degenstein Campus Center 

URSINUS 2:00 pm 

at Scranton 2:00 pm 

LYCOMING 7:00 pm 


For further information about special 
events, please call 717-372-ARTS. To 
receive a printed calendar of events or 
sports schedule, please call the Office of 
Public Relations at 717-372-4119 

Susquehanna Today 9 

>4 1umni 


Dear Fellow Alumni: 

The cover story in this issue deals 
primarily with the opportunities 
available to current students as they gain 
experience for future careers. But did 
you know that Susquehanna also offers 
you, our alumni, assistance in the job 

Our Office of Career Development 
and Placement, located on the lower 
level of Degenstein Campus Center, is 
probably the best place to start any job 

search. The professionals on this staff 
coordinate several special services for 
alumni including a volunteer network of 
your classmates which provides 
career assistance to other 
Susquehannans. While much can be 
accomplished over the phone, those of 
you who live close enough to 
occasionally visit campus may want to 
schedule an appointment for individual 
career counseling or a review of your 
resume. You may also want to use some 
of the extensive resource material that is 
always available. 

One of the more interesting recent 
developments in career planning is 
kiNexis, a computerized data bank which 
can forward your resume to hundreds of 
employers nationwide. You can even 
choose specific regions and positions for 
which you wish to be considered. This 
service is administered through our 

Career Office for a fee of $5.00. 

There is one other opportunity for 
career networking that, while perhaps 
not as scientific, is certainly easier and 
more enjoyable — attend regional 
alumni functions, your class 
and departmental reunions, 
Homecoming, and Alumni Weekend! 
More often than not, you'll meet 
someone who is both willing and able to 
at least point you in the right direction. 

Whether you are between jobs, 
considering a career change, or simply 
have questions about the latest trends in 
the marketplace, your alma mater is 
eager to help in every way possible. If 
you'd like more information about any 
of the programs that I've mentioned (or 
want to become a volunteer in the 
Alumni Career Network), just give the 
Career Development and Placement 
Office a call at (717) 372-4146. Both 

Dick Hess and Kim Bolig will be pleased 
to answer your questions and work with 
you in achieving your career goals. 


^_— ^nn- 

Sam Kuba '75 

Director of Alumni Relations 

Please send your alumni news and 
updates to: 

Office of Alumni Relations 

Susquehanna University 

Selinsgrove, PA 17870. 
Material received before February 20 
will be included in our spring issue. 

'20 f 

Ruth Gaugler Sanders '25 was a teacher 
in elementary schools for 35 years. She's 
lived in Belvidere, NJ, since 1930. 

'30 f 

Elizabeth Haidacher Sanderson '35 took 
part in the special music provided for the 
200th celebration of Mahoning Presbyterian 
Church, Danville, PA. Also participating were 
Ann Montague McFarland *75, and her two 

The Reverend John R. Knaul '39 
celebrated the 50th anniversary of his 
ordination. The mayors of Palm Bay and 
Melbourne in Florida declared a "John Knaul 
Day" and he received congratulations from 
the governor, senators, and President and Mrs. 

'50 f 

Jay L. Hand *50 resigned as superintendent 
of the West Essex Regional District. He will 
serve as a consultant to the district for one 
more year. Hired in 1968 as a business 
education department supervisor, he took on 
additional duties of assistant principal in 
1969. From 1978 to 1987 he was 
business administrator and school board 
secretary, and in 1987 he became 

Fancher E. Wolfe *51, Metropolitan State 
University resident faculty member, was 
recently awarded the university's 
Excellence in Teaching award. He teaches in 
the Arts and Sciences Center. 

The Reverend Doctor James W. Morris 
'52, former senior pastor of Colonial Park 

United Church of Christ in Harrisburg, PA, is 
interim pastor of Union Congregational 
Church in Montclair, NJ. 

Faye Kostenbauder Williamson '54 was 
featured in "Library Mosaics" a bi-monthly 
magazine which focuses on library, media and 
information center support staff issues, trends 
and developments. She works at Scott 
Memorial Library at Thomas Jefferson 
University, in the University Library in 
Philadelphia PA. 

Ivars Avots '55 has been named director 
general of Latvian Management Partners, the 
first Western-standard management consulting 
firm recently founded in Riga, Latvia. The 
firm will support privatization of state- owned 
enterprises and introduction of a free market 
economy in the newly independent country. 

Lynn Hassinger Askew '57, has been 
selected to receive the 1993 Bernard P. 
Ireland Recognition Award by the Middle 
States Regional Assembly of the College 
Board. The highest honor given 
to assembly members, the award recognizes 
her commitment to students as they make the 
transition from high school to college. 
Askew, a member of the University's Board 
of Directors, has a long record of service to 
young people as a guidance counselor at 
Piscataway High School in New Jersey. 

Thiry Reamer Olbrich '57 recently joined 
the staff at Century 2 1 Graham -Swig art Inc., 
Lewistown, PA. 

Frank L. Romano *57 is headmaster of 
Canterbury School, Fort Myers, FL. 

John R. Albright '59, professor of physics 
at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL 
and visiting scholar at the Chicago Center for 
Religion and Science, recently authored the 
lead article in the July 19, 1992 issue of The 
Christian Century titled God and the Pattern 
of Nature: A Physicist Considers Cosmology. 

'60 s 

Helen Rhoads Bingaman '61 is director 
and arranger for "Grace Notes," an acappela 
women's chorus. Groups of four or eight 
members visit hospitals, senior groups, 
rehabilitation centers and adult day care 
centers, singing for the elderly and sick, 
bringing a song to their hearts. Helen is 
married to Harold E. Bingaman '60, and their 
son Jonathan is a freshman at Susquehanna. 

Jacquelyn Barber Cooper '61, branch 
head of Providence Public Library, was 
named "Librarian of the Year - 1992" by the 
Rhode Island Library Association. 

Terry L. Moll '62, president and chief 
executive officer. Guaranty Bank NA, 
Shamokin, PA, has been appointed as a 
member of the Pennsylvania American 
Institute of Banking executive advisory 

James G. Hutchinson '65 was inducted 
into Southern Regional (NJ) High School's 
Hall of Fame. Jim played football and 
baseball at Southern and Susquehanna. An 
English and Latin teacher, he has been head 
baseball coach and assistant football coach at 
Southern Regional for the past 14 years. 

Richard H. Mikesell '66 received the 
award for Outstanding Psychologist from the 
American Psychological Association Affairs 
at the Centennial Convention of the American 
Psychological Association in Washington, 
DC. He is senior author of a book, Family 
Psychology and Systems Therapy: A 
Handbook, to be published in 1994 

Dr. Robert A. Heinbach '68, 
gynecologist, is physician in charge of 
women's health at University Health 
Services, Pennsylvania State University, 
University Park, PA. 

Kiski Area School Superintendent Stephen 
M. Vak '68 is president-elect of the 
Pennsylvania Association of School Board 
Administrators. He will hold this job for one 
year before taking the position of president. 

Charles H. McLeskey '68 is in charge of 
the anesthesiology residency training 

program at the University of Colorado Health 
Sciences Center since 1987. He was recently 
promoted to professor and director of 
academic affairs in the department. 

The Reverend Benjamin Larzelere III 
*68 celebrated the 20th anniversary of his 
ordination. He is pastor of Christ Lutheran 
Church (ELCA), Santa Fe, NM. His wife 
Beverly Steeley Larzelere '69 is coordinator 
of adult services, NET NEW MEXICO of the 
University Affiliated Program at the 
University of New Mexico. Statewide 
responsibilities include the planning and 
coordination of staff training for community- 
based services to persons with developmental 
disabilities. Ben and Bev are yearly winners 
in the New Mexico State Fair bread-baking 
contest. They view breadmaking as a creative 
endeavor, baking 100 loaves a year and 
giving many away as gifts to friends. 

Dr. Jeffrey A. Mattis *69 is vice president 
of the Biopharmaceutical Research and 
Development Division of Centocor, Inc., 
Malvem, PA. 

Robert E. Yerger *69 was promoted to 
director of the Bureau of Administrative 
Services, Pennsylvania Board of Probation 
and Parole. 

70 s 

The Reverend Doctor Donald B. Green 

'70 resigned as pastor of the Lutheran Church 
of the Holy Spirit, Lancaster, PA, to become 
assistant to the bishop for mission and 
outreach of the Southwestern Pennsylvania 
Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in 
America in the Pittsburgh area. 

Brian W. Gallup '70 has joined Chestnut 
Hill National Bank as vice president with 
responsibilities in the bank's commercial 
lending division. 

Edward A. Bernald '71 is vice president 
of Advent/Direct, a freelance public relations 
firm. Ashland, MA. 

Frederick R. Maue '71 is medical director 
of the Psychiatric Way Unit at the 

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Williamsport Hospital. Williamsport. PA. 
Maue is an associate of A. Claude Williams, 

Mark W. Richards '72 was elected a 
trustee of Essex Savings Bank. Essex. CT. A 
Clinton. CT. resident, he is president of 
Richland Marketing and vice president and 
partner of Preferred Foam Products in North 
Branford. CT. 

Edward S. Horn, Jr. '72 has been 
promoted to vice president in the commercial 
loan center. Merchants Bank, Quakertown. 

Michael E. Collins '73 was promoted to 
vice president in the supervision and 
regulation department at the Federal Reserve 
Bank of Philadelphia. 

Richard 0. Rowlands 73 

Richard D. Rowlands '73 has been 
promoted to senior manager in the 
management consulting department, Emst & 
Young, Toledo, OH. 

Cynthia Wood Barton '74 is chief of 
water resources operations in Michigan for 
the U.S. Geological Survey, Department 
of the Interior. 

Joan Marshall Beard '74, elementary 
vocal music teacher, Harford County Board 
of Education, MD, is teacher-in-charge at 
William Paca-Old Post Road Elementary, 
fulfilling administrative duties as well as 
serving as full-time music teacher. She is 
membership chairman of the Harford County 
Chapter NAACP. She received a music 
certificate in Dalcroze, Orff and Kodaly from 
Towson State University. 

George V. Ganler '74 is vice president. 
First Investors Asset Management Company, 
New York City. 

Michael J. Fina '74 was named vice 
presidentyspeciaiized asset recovery officer in 
the commercial loan department, Quakertown 
National Bank, Quakertown, PA. 

Marsha A. Lehman '74 is assistant to the 
general manager.Health Sciences Division, 
Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester. NY. 

John T. Kolody '75 recently completed his 
seventh season with the American Institute of 
Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. He is also a 
faculty member of the International Institute 
of Vocal Arts (I1VA) in Tampa, FL, and the 
Ukrainian Music Institute (UMI) in 

Julie A. Lawrence '75, vocal elementary 
school teacher. Lacey Township Board of 
Education, started "Lacey Youth Choir" as an 
adjunct to the Gifted and Talented program. 
Julie also created and directs "MUSICAMP," 
a two-week summer musical theatre 
experience for elementary-age children 
currently in its fifth year. 

William Clark Snyder '75 directed 
Gilbert and Sullivan's lolanthe. produced at 
the Anderson Center for the Performing Arts 
of Binghamton University. This marks Bill's 
twelfth season as stage director, and often 
additionally music director, for the Summer 
Savoyards. He is also Opera Titles 
coordinator for the Tri-Cities Opera and choir 
director for Christ Episcopal Church. 

Michele J. Szwed '75 received a 
testimonial award for her years of service in 
the Mass Servers Corps of The Church of the 
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mahwah, NJ. 
Michele, parish director of liturgy and music. 

has been training Mass Servers for the past 
15 years. She is also parish organist and choir 

Richard K. Hanson '76, high school 
English teacher at Mifflinburg Area School 
District, directs and produces plays and 
musicals at the high school level. He also 
works at the Lewisburg Penitentiary in a 
continuing education program for inmates. 

Charles D. Flack, jr. '76, chairman of the 
board and C.E.O. of Diamond Consolidated 
Industries, president of Trucks Unlimited, 
and chairman of Exeter Architectural 
Products, has been named national chairman 
of the annual fund campaign for Wyoming 
Seminary College Preparatory School. 
Kingston. PA. 

Harald K. '76 and Melinda Bumstead 
Kuehne '76 are owners of "Heart of 
America." The Kuehne Collection Inc. is 
featured in their New Hope, PA, interior 
design and home furnishings company. 

David B. Fisher '76 is vice president of 
development services for The Sammis 
Company, a multi-discipline development 
firm located in Florham Park, NJ. Dave is a 
licensed professional planner in the State of 
New Jersey and a member of the American 
Institute of Certified Planners. 

Janice Trojan Lessman '76, senior vice 
president-trust, of Northern Central Bank, is a 
member of the Pennsylvania Bankers 
Association (PBA) Trust Committee. The 
committee recommends the policies, 
procedures and budget for the administration 
and operation of the trust division of the 

Jon W. Eich '77 is a certified planning 
instructor, completing the course offered by 
the Pennsylvania Municipal Planning 
Education Institute. He is a senior planner. 
Centre County Planning Office, Bellefonte, 

David R. Getz '78, formerly with the 
Judge Advocate General's Corps and editor 
of The Army Lawyer is a partner in the 
Harrisburg law firm of Wix, Wenger & 

David C. Ruler '78 performed an organ 
recital at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in 
York, PA. He has been a parish musician for 
more than 1 5 years at Lutheran Churches in 
Pennsylvania and Ohio. 

Jack L. Miller '78 is part of Prime Events 
Production, a group that promotes local and 
regional sports on the radio. 

William L. Boulden '78 is administrative 
judge, U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, 
Falls Church, VA. He resigned as the U.S. 
Navy's senior prosecutor in Philadelphia, but 
remains active in the reserves. 

Robert R. Mowrer '78, assistant professor 
of psychology at Angelo State University, is 
an amateur short-wave radio operator. He 
recently assisted in relaying messages for 
victims of Hurricane Andrew and Hurricane 
Iniki. helping family members inquiring 
about hurricane victims when telephone lines 
were down. 

The Reverend Thomas A. Johnson '79 is 
pastor of the Sligo United Methodist Charge. 
Sligo, PA. 

Joseph M. Talmage '79 has been 
promoted to controller of Sunshine Biscuits, 
Inc. Responsibilities include corporate 
accounting, bakery accounting, financial 
planning, customer service and taxes. 

Jennifer Gamble Henne '79 is a special 
projects coordinator. Southeast Pennsylvania 
School Age Child Care Project. This 
agency provides training to school-age 
teachers on a community, state and national 
level and works with schools to establish 
school-age child care centers. 



Dr. James A. Moyer '80, assistant 
professor of music at Millikin University, is 
author of a new textbook titled. Four-mallei 
Method for Marimba. 

Margaret M. Wyda '80, organist at St. 
John Lutheran Church.Wilkes-Barre, PA, 
provided music for a special worship service 
sponsored by the Wyoming Valley Council of 
Churches and the Metropolitan Lutheran 

Paul B. Whipple '80 is vice president of 
finance. White Oak Mills. Elizabethtown, PA. 
His duties involve all of the company's 
financial and accounting aspects. 

Kevin E. Owens '80 is community office 
manager. Plaza Office, Bank of Hanover. He 
is also treasurer and member of the board of 
directors of North Hanover Mall Merchants 

Robert N. Whitmoyer '80, director of 
choruses and general music instructor at 
Selinsgrove Area Middle School, is governor 
of Province 21 in Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, 
working with five collegiate chapters. 

RobbJ. Larson '81 

Robb J. Larson '81 is assistant director of 
marketing for The Palace of Auburn Hills and 
Pine Knob Music Theatre. Aubum Hills, 

Michael R. Trego '81, band director at 
Tuscarora Junior High School, was guest 
trumpeter at an Independence Day worship 
service. Upper Tuscarora Presbyterian 

Beth Nacinovich Shuey '82 is a support 
analyst in the corporate financial planning 
and control department, Pennsylvania Blue 

Ben S. Coates '82 is traveling with the 
road company of Cameloi starring Robert 

Rory M. Emery '82 has been promoted to 
the position of vice president of accounting 
and information systems for The Bachman 

Laura Flynn Knoop '82 is general 
manager-marketing for Bell Atlantic Mobile 
Systems' Philadelphia/New Jersey market. 
She is responsible for all regional marketing 
activities, including advertising, channel 
marketing and public relations in 
Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. 

Dr. Stephen T. Tingley '82 joined 
Geisinger Medical Group-Centre County. He 
will practice in State College, PA. 

Catherine Cook Davis '82 is the director 
of pastoral care at Cooper Hospital University 
Medical Center. Camden, NJ. 

Linda Lomison Valenzi '82 of Coraopolis. 
PA, placed second in the women's 
lightweight division at the Bavarian Natural 
Bodybuilding Championships held in Sharon, 

Cheryl A. Travis '83 was guest speaker at 
her former high school. Lake Lehman, for the 
commencement of the class of 1992. She has 
coached Softball, and is a doctoral student 
majoring in sports psychology at Temple 

Robert J. Long '83 was appointed director 
of music at the Cathedral of the Blessed 
Sacrament. Altoona, PA. He has studied 
conducting at Westminster Choir College in 
Princeton. NJ. He had served as organist and 
choral director in the Diocese of Arlington. 
VA. The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament 
houses a restored Steinmeyer organ, the 
largest instrument on the North American 
continent built by the Steinmeyer Company. 
Cynthia B. Robbins '84 received the U.S. 
Army Commendation Medal. The medal is 
awarded to those individuals who 
demonstrate outstanding achievement or 

com. on p. 12 

The Philadelphia Alumni Club 


Susquehanna University 

wants you to mark your calendar for an evening at 

Victorian Theatre & Restaurant 

in the 

Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel 

Saturday, February 27, 1993 
5:00 p.m. Dinner * 7:00 p.m. Show 

If you would like to attend this event and have not received an 
invitation, please contact the Alumni Office at (717) 372-41 15. 

Susquehanna Today // 

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meritorious performance of their duties on 
behalf of the Army. 

Joseph F. Clark '84, a senior postdoctoral 
fellow in biochemistry at Oxford University, 
England, spent April and May of 1992 in the 
cardiology research institute in Moscow. This 
was the first of the new Moscow/Oxford 
research exchanges. 

Alma-Lillian Kinn Abruzzo '84 is an 
attorney with Berkman, Henoch, Peterson & 
Peddy, Garden City. NY. 

Stephanie T. Christopher *84 is director 
of telemarketing for Professional Insurance 
Agents of Texas. She has produced a video 
entitled "Dial Success" which insurance 
agencies use as a training tool. IMPACT 
magazine did a feature story on her 
telemarketing/sales techniques, which she 
shares through seminars and workshops. 

Richard R. Ryan '85. while pursuing his 
doctorate in pharmacology at Temple 
University, was awarded a predoctoral 
training fellowship from the National 
Institute on Drug Abuse. He was also elected 
into the New York Academy of Sciences in 
recognition of his work in 
cancer/neuropeptide research. 

James F. Penney *85 was promoted to the 
rank of captain in the United States Army 

Elizabeth Heim O'Neil *85 has been 
promoted to vice president of the financial 

markets group and treasury for Westpac 
Banking Corp., New York City. She manages 
the New York and London Derivative 
Products Groups for the Australian bank. 

Douglas P. O'Neil '86 is a district sales 
manager for Austin Nichols & Co. Inc. -soft 
drink division. New York City. Doug was 
recently honored by Orangina in Marseilles. 
France as one of the top sales managers 

Jeffrey P. Olson *86 is sales executive, 
Teldata Control.Inc, East Rutherford, NJ. 

Glen M. Fandl '86, a property tax 
specialist, has joined Coopers & Lybrand's 
Multistate Tax Services (MTS) group as a 
manager in the firm's New York office. 

Kristine Pocaro '86, an account executive 
in marketing at New Jersey Bell, is secretary 
of The Newark Metropolitan Business and 
Professional Women, Inc. 

James H. Faust '87 joined The First 
National Bank of Mercersburg in the position 
of loan officer. His primary duties will be all 
aspects of consumer and mortgage lending. 

Several Susquehanna alumni took part in a 
backgammon tournament sponsored by the 
Knightdale Jaycees of North Carolina. 
Stephen C. Curran '87 won a paid trip to 
Disney World for first prize. Mark A. 
Delawter '89, Joseph R. Sandri '88 and 
David J. Savino '87 also won prizes. 

Leslie Berkheimer Wagner '87, a music 
teacher for the Archdiocese of Hartford, 
joined the staff of Creative Arts Studio 
(CAST), Woodbury, CT, as a piano teacher. 

Todd E. Murray '87 is the understudy for 
four different characters in the touring 

company of the award-winning musical. 
The Secret Garden. 

Jennifer Betts Hawkins '88 is a first-grade 
teacher in the Glenwood School, NJ. She was 
a first-grade and second-grade teacher in the 
Pequannock School District. 

Jeffrey M. Rehling '88 is marketing 
assistant-office products. Binney & Smith 
Inc. The product line includes Crayola and 
Magic Marker brand products. 

Melissa Himmelreich Nicholson *89 and 
her husband created their own repertory 
company. The Popcorn Hat Players. They 
incorporated their interest in folklore into a 
children's show titled The Mother West Wind 

Navy Ensign John A. Hopkins '89 
received the Navy and Marine Corps 
Parachutist Insignia. 



Wendy L. Biser '90 is a communication 
coordinator. TIP. Bala Cynwyd, PA. 

Michelle M. Bonventre *90 was promoted 
to assistant sales coordinator for Enterprise 
Rent-A-Car, Hackensack, NJ. 

Barbara L. Bentley *90 has been 
promoted to account coordinator at Stem & 
Associates in Cranford, NJ. 

Scott M. Carey '90 is in his third year as 
music department chairman and band director 
at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High 
School, Shamokin, PA. 

Jill DiGruttolo '90 has been 
commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. 
Air Force upon graduation from Officer 
Training School, Lackland Air Force Base, 
San Antonio, TX. 

Angela J. Johnson '90 is a first-grade 
teacher. Bun Elementary, Higganum, CT. 

Jennie M. Giasi '90 is an account 
executive in Tampa, FL, with Raymond 
James & Associates, Inc., a subsidiary of 
Raymond James Financial and member of the 
New York Stock Exchange. 

Drew E. Paradine '90 is in area sales for 
Premier CarRental, Lynbrook and West 
Hempstead, NY. 

Timothy A. Mee '90 is a personal lines 
specialist and financial planning consultant 
with State Farm Companies, Harrisburg, PA. 

Raymond D. Ziegler '90 is a lighting 
technician working for Ozzy Osborne '92 
Tour. He is with BMC Lighting Company, 
Raritan, NJ. 

William J. Corcoran '91 is a sales 
representative, Philadelphia Turf Co. 

William J. Erie '91 was promoted to first 
lieutenant in the U.S. Army, with assignment 
as the fire direction officer in Battery D of the 
109th Field Artillery. 

Debra J. Feaster '91 is the vocal music 
teacher in the middle school, Miffiinburg 
Area School District, PA. 

Susan D. Warner '91 is an accounting 
teacher for the U.S. Peace Corps. / Bulileka 
Sanatan College, P.O. Box 156. Labasa, Fiji. 
South Pacific. 

Alumni Tailgating '92 

A lunch at the Montoursville home of Alumni Association 
Treasurer Don King '66 prior to the Lycoming game. 

A Pre-Game Brunch in Lowell. Massachusetts. 

Ar Muhlenberg College, 

At Lebanon Valley College. 

And, a special tailgate at Penn State. 


Rev. Demetrius Kowalchik, O.S.B. 

Alumnus Honored 
for Service as Monk 

The Reverend Demetrius Kowalchik (Peter 
Kowalchik '32) was honored at St. Procopius 
Abbey. Lisle. IL, on July 3rd in celebration of 
his 50 years of service as a Benedictine 

The Reverend Demetrius, an octogenarian, 
is a native of Ranshaw, PA. He graduated 
from Coal Township High School and 
received a bachelors degree in mathematics 
and chemistry in 1932 from Susquehanna and 
a bachelors degree in philosophy from Illinois 
Benedictine College in 1941. 

Before entering the monastery, he taught 
math at Kulpmont High School and at the 
Ukrainian Seminary in Stanford, CT. He also 
worked at the state archives in Harrisburg. 
PA, in 1932-33. 

Following his ordination as a priest of the 
Eastern Rite in 1945, he taught math at St. 
Benet Academy and the Benedictine College. 

In 1950, the Reverend Demetrius was 
appointed superior of the Studite monastery 
in Woodstock. Ontario. From 1954 through 
1956, he served as Hegumen (head) of the 
Studites, a group of monks who escaped the 
persecution in the Ukraine during the Soviet 
takeover after World War II. 

From I960 through 1967, he headed the 
Reunion Center in Chicago, which was aimed 
at uniting Eastern Rite Catholics and mem- 
bers of the Orthodox faith. 

Earlier this year, a month prior to his 8 1 st 
birthday, he was asked by Archimandrite 
Lubomyr Busar, Abbot of the Studite 
Monastery in Rome, to help reorganize the 
Ukrainian Studite Monks, who have for the 
past 40 years kept the faith alive in the 
underground church. He traveled to Moscow 
and Kiev in July to assist the cause. 


Walter W. '81 and Bridget Shannon 
Hancock '81. have adopted two daughters 
and one son. Jessica, age four, Allison, age 
three, and Matthew, age one, joined the 
family on August 1 , 1 99 1 ./ 1 1 50 1 Oakwood 
Drive. Austin, TX 78753. 

To Robert and Christine Fairbrother 
Markuske '84, a daughter, Alicia, November 
11, 1990. Christine is assistant controller, 
Marriott LaGuardia, East Elmhurst, NY. / 10 
Kingfisher Road, Levirtown, NY 1 1756. 

To Daniel C. Bassett '82 and Susan A. 
Edgren *76, a daughter, Lisa Majorey 
Bassett, April 9, 1991. She joins sister 
Allison Marie. / 6040 Coldspring Drive. 
Collegeville, PA 19426. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Nolt '83. a 
son, Joseph P. IV. May 1 0, 1 99 1 ./ 1 076 
Williamsburg Road. Lancaster, PA 17603. 

To Steven K. '78 and Jean Hedrick Budd 
'78. a daughter. Julie Elizabeth, May 14, 
1991. She joins sister Katelyn. Steve is 
vice president of sales and marketing. 
Professional Detailing Network in New York 
City. / 1333 Lexington Drive. Yardley, PA 

To Mr. and Mrs. James H. Ruitenberg 
•79, a son. Kevin James. May 23. 1 99 1 . He 
joins sisters Erin and Alison. / 92 North 
Haledon Avenue, North Haledon, NJ 07508. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas D. Miele '81, a 
son. Christopher Tyler, May 24, 1991./ 162 
Brooklyn Avenue. Spotswood, NJ 08884- 

To Michael D. '85 and Elizabeth Allen 
Vought '84. a daughter. Hannah Elizabeth, 
June 25, 1 99 1 ./ 2244 South Lumber Street, 
Allentown, PA 18103. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Carl F. Christiansen 
'78, a son, Michael Kendon, August 1 1, 
1991. He joins brother William Simpson. 
Carl is the statistical manager for Sumitomo 
Marine Management Inc. (USA), an insurance 
company which specializes in insuring 
Japanese-owned firms operating in the United 

To Mr. and Mrs. Mark W. Casazza '86. 
a daughter, Megan Christine, October 23. 
1 99 1 . She joins brother Christopher. / 2659 
South Main Street, Hanover Township. PA 

To Gregory '83 and Nancy Morris 
Gravalis '85, a daughter, Kimberly, October 
23. 1991. / 16 Arrowhead Way, Englishtown, 
NJ 07726. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Michael Timmons '76, 
a daughter, Kathleen. October 24, 1991. She 
joins sisters Erin and Claire and brother 

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Alumni Weekend 

Ned. Michael is vice president, sales-national 
accounts, Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co./ 1916 
Berkeley Place, Fort Worth, TX 76! 10. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Keith E. Lewis '80, a 
son, Brian James, October 31, 1991. Mrs. 
Lewis is owner of "Sweet Lew's Hometown 
Cafe" in Freehold, NJ. / 20 Long Road, 
Freehold, NJ 07728. 

To Randal and Melinda Murphy 
Grochowski *84, a daughter Rachel Darby. 
November II. 1991. She joins sister Emily. 
Melinda is a program planner-continuing 
legal education for the Washington, D.C. Bar 
Association. / 4323 Lawrence Street. 
Alexandria, VA 22309. 

To Jeffrey and Stephanie Riggs Whitney 
'85, a son, Matthew Lee, December 6, 1991./ 
86 Dawn Road, Levittown, PA 19054. 

To Darren '87 and Cindy Luer Pellegrino 
'85, a son, Dylan Raymond, December 6, 
1 99 1 ./ 36 Jerome Avenue, Glen Rock, NJ 

To Mark and Patricia Lutkins Schultz 
*78, a son, Eric David, December II, 1 99 1 . 
He joins brother Ryan and sister Amanda. / 
2660 Farmhouse Court South, Gaston, PA 

To Michael and Louann Morsberger 
Tracy '77, a son, Steven Elliott. December 
14, 1 99 1 . He joins twin brothers Marcus and 
Tyler. Louann is coordinator of continuing 
education, Catonsville Community College. / 
2204 Westchester Avenue, Catonsville. MD 

To Daniel and Deborah Zimmerman 
Pigott '85, a son, Brendan Daniel, December 
16, 1991 ./ 7 Main Street, Flanders, NJ 

To Kenneth and Patricia Welty Walter 
'79, a daughter, Alexandra Welty, December 

29, 1991./ 353 East Las Colinas Boulevard, 
Irving, TX 75039. 

To Christian and Laura Marr Rees '87, a 
daughter, Melissa Joyce, January 1, 1992./ 
Apartment 9-P, 1670 North 400 West, 
Lay ton, UT 84041. 

To Craig and Jessica Ditmars Silbert 
*82, a daughter, Alexandra Leigh, January 9, 
1 992. She joins sister Saralyn. / 1 6 1 3 
Crownsville Road, Crownsville, MD 21032. 

To Robert L. *82 and Cullette Crance 
Williams '83, a son. Brian Robert, January 

30, 1992. Robert is a network systems 
manager, Grolier, Inc., Danbury, CT. / 49 
Kingswood Road, Danbury, CT 069 1 1 . 

To Donald G. and Elizabeth "Betty" Voss 
Hohwieler '76, a daughter, Bevin Elizabeth, 
March 10, 1992. Betty is a high school choral 
teacher for the Pennsbury school system in 
Bucks County, PA. Her husband is a junior 
high school instrumental teacher in New 
Jersey./ 1493 Woodview Road. Yardley, PA 

To Anthony and JoAnn Fitzgerald 
Ricevuto '83, a daughter. Julie Marie, March 
26, 1992. Jody is a product specialist, Sony. 
/ 13 Kevin Court, Nanuet, NY 10954. 

To John and Martha Richardson 
Janowski '88, a daughter, Sarah Jane, April 
2. 1992, in Kusel. Germany. / HHC 4/12 INF 
Unit #237 1 9, APO, AE 08034. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Jay H. Feaster '84, a 
daughter, Theresa Catherine, April 3. 1 992. / 
20 North Clearview Drive, Palmyra, PA 

To Lee and Jill Simpson Cohen '77, a 
daughter, Devon Elise, April 22, 1992. Jill is 
a consultant, CPA, for Breznicky-Rotz in 
Ambler, PA. / 1 8 Sugar Maple Lane, 
Horsham. PA 19044. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Chris A. Markle '84. a 
son, Davis Jude. April 24, 1 992. Chris is 
associate director of admissions, 
Susquehanna University. / Apartment M, 106 
South Water Street, Selinsgrove, PA 17870. 

To Mark and Rachael Welsh Paden '83. 
a daughter. Lydia Anne, May 3, 1992. She 
joins sister Stephanie and brother Joel. / R.D. 

2, Box 570. Sugarloaf, PA 18249. 

To Robert and Marti Leech Fox '83. a 
daughter. Molly Elizabeth, May II, 1992. / 
4733 Winslow Beacon, Sarasota, FL 

To Daniel and Lucinda Townsend 
Martin '81, a daughter, Samantha Anne. 
May 1 1 , 1992. She joins brother Matthew. / 
R.D. 2, Box 76-B, Spring Street, Hamilton, 
NY 13346. 

To Robert D. *85 and Robyn Long 
Shaara *86, a daughter. Victoria Irene, May 
27, 1992. Robert is an agent with Verona 
Insurance Agency. / 100 West Lindsley Road. 
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009. 

To Frank and Nancy Paterson O'Hara 
'80, a daughter, Christine Margaret, June 10, 
1 992. She joins brother Michael. / 
859 Valley View Road, Flourtown. PA 

To Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Hoffman '84. 
a daughter, Jenna Marie, June 10, 1992./ 
1361 Rock Chapel Road. Hemdon, VA 

To Robert and Nancy Reed Rock '76. a 
daughter. Catherine Jane, July 1 1 . 1 992. She 
joins sister Carolyn and brother David. 
/ 36 Campbell Road, Short Hills, NJ 07078. 

To Juan and Gwen Gormley Rodriguez 
'86, a son, Paul Alfonso, June 21, 1992./ 15 
Encampment Drive, Bedminster, NJ 07921. 

To David F. '80 and Cindy Wolter Lynch 
'82, a son, Benjamin William, June 21, 1992. 
/ 16 Ryan Boulevard, Freehold, NJ 07728. 

To Francis and Audrey Schwartz 
Molettieri *82, a daughter, Marcia Ann, July 
16, 1992. She joins sister Krista. / 525 
Derwyn Road. Drexel Hill, PA 19026. 

To Matthew J. '87 and Dana Myers 
Walker '87, a son, Zachary Russell. July 30, 
1992. / 205 Ulmer Avenue, Oreland, PA 

To Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. "Bert" 
Szostak '81, a daughter, Sarah Copley, 
August 4, 1992. / 13 Kettering Court, 
Robbinsville, NJ 08691. 

To Kurt and Barbara Beans Herrman 
'79, a son, Jeffrey Cameron, August 5, 1992. 
Barbara is vice president and general counsel 
for Colonial Penn Insurance Company. 
Nonristown, PA. / 5 1 4 Park Avenue, 
Collingswood, NJ 08108. 

To Mr. and Mrs. William J. Kennedy Jr. 
'85, a daughter, Julia Marie, August 5, 1992. 
She joins sister Maria. / 352 Sharps Lane. 
Hamilton, NJ 08610. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Schweitzer 
'87. a daughter. Heather Lynn, August 7, 
1992./ 1 34 Cherry Hill Road, Lehighton, 
PA 18235. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Smith '83, a 
son, Thomas Elliott. August 1 1 , 1992. / 63 
Momingside Road, Verona, NJ 07044. 

To Dr. Karin and Dr. Jeffrey R. 
UnderkofHer *83, a daughter, Lara Margit, 
August 12, 1992. She joins brother Brent. 
/ 383 Walnut Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545. 

To Louis A. and Linnea Amundsen 
Cecere '84, a son, Louis Anthony III, August 
14, 1992. /R.D. I, Ten Phillip Road. 
Stanhope, NJ 07874. 

To Mr. and Mrs. James T. Weyant '80, 
a son, Thomas Daniel, August 25, 1992. / 
2492 Fox Avenue. Baldwin, NY 1 1510. 

To Charles H. '81 and Jean Ely Grube 
*83, a daughter, Hilary Kate, August 26. 
1992. She joins sister Hannah and brother 
Colin. / R.D. 2. Box 253-A. Jersey Shore, PA 

To Dr. Grant H. '86 and Amy Bellas 
Schneider '86, a daughter. Laina Nicole, 
August 28, 1992. / P.O. Box 4355, McChord 
AFB, WA 98438. 

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Sue Ann Skultety '75 to Gordon K. 
Bishop, June 16, 1984, St.Martin-in-the- 
Fields Episcopal Church, Atlanta, GA. She is 
senior customer service specialist. United 
States Gypsum Company, Atlanta. GA. Her 
husband is associate director of 
administrative technology, Reinhardt 
College, Waleska, GA. / 1 47 Village Court, 
Woodstock, GA 30188. 

Karyn Domemann to Robert P. Otten '82, 
July 2, 1 988. He is a doctor of chiropractic, 
Hudson Chiropractic. / 1 Wortman Square, 
Hudson, NY 12534. 

Tap the Job 

Market with 


Alumni in the the job market, due to 
recent graduation or employment re- 
entry, can help make valuable contacts 
through the kiNexis program offered by 
the University's Office of Career 
Development and Placement. More 
than 100 employers across the nation 
participate in kiNexis, the country's 
largest and fastest growing 
computerized database of employment 

Access to an IBM or compatible 
personal computer is necessary to add 
information to the database. An 
applicant enters appropriate 
information on a pre-programmed 
diskette available from the Career 
Development Office. Alumni then take 
or mail the diskette to the Office for 
loading onto the kiNexis system. The 
diskette is returned to the applicant 
and can be used to format personal 
resumes. The cost to alumni is $5. 

To participate, send a note to: 

Office of Career 
Development & Placement 
Degenstein Campus Center 
Susquehanna University 
Selinsgrove, PA 17870-1001. 

Please include a check for $5 payable 
to the University. 


Nancy P. Morris '85 to Gregory Gravalis 
'83. March 24, 1990, St. Paul's Episcopal 
Church, Chestnut Hill. PA. Susquehannans in 
the wedding party were Patricia E. Garrily 
•85, Michele O'Callaghan JefTery '85, 
Gregory J. Carr '83 and Michael J. 
Jabel '83. Greg is vice president, Bear 
Sterns. / 16 Arrowhead Way, Englishtown, 
NJ 07726. 

Rebecca E. Edwards '80 to Jerry Elkins, 
July 8, 1990. She is a commercial hot air 
balloon pilot. / P.O. Box 203, Sheridan. WY 

Maria Michelon to Todd B. Morgan '78, 
July 14, 1990. Todd is chairman of the board, 
Eagan, McAllister Associates, Inc. He has 
been named to Who's Who. / 121 Chestnut 
Ridge Road, Leonardsville, MD 20650. 

Gail R. Mosler '82 to Joseph Basar, July 
28, 1990. Gail is a ladies' sportswear buyer. 
Belk Department Stores. / 100 Fox Ridge 
Run, Lexington, SC 29072. 

April Beauchamp '87 to Anthony 
Castellucci, October 13. 1990. Sparta, NJ. 
Deirdre A. Vaughn '87 was in the wedding 
party. / 28 Glen Road. Stockholm, NJ 07460. 

Patti Collins '87 to John W. DeCoursey, 
October 20, 1990, St. Rose of Lima Church, 
Haddon Heights, NJ. In the wedding party 
from Susquehanna were Lisa C. Welsher '87 
and Allison Zarra Yuchmow '87. Patti is an 
account executive, Centerbank Mortgage Co., 
Voorhees, NJ. Her husband is in AVP 
Commercial Lending with National 
Westminster Bank, Cherry Hill, NJ. / 2507 
Heatherstone Court. Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054. 

Dena Farley to Stephen L. Neff '81, 
January 5, 1 99 1 . Steve is senior training 
consultant, Shared Medical Systems, 
Malvern, PA. / 3008 Cardinal Lane, 
Phoenixville, PA 19460. 

Laura J. Marr '87 to Christian Rees, 
April 1 3, 1 99 1 . Her husband is in the U.S. 
Air Force. / Apartment 9-P, 1670 North 400 
West, Layton, UT 84041. 

Norann H. Hohe '78 to William J. Hein, 
May 18, 1991, New Market Baptist Church. 
Piscataway, NJ. Norann is a self-employed 
crafter. Her husband is group leader, Abar 
Pension Actuarial Consultants, Livingston, 
NJ. / 172 Ward Place, Piscataway, NJ 08854. 

Linda Marie Kloap to William J. Price '82 
(formerly William J. Wolf). June 8, 1991. 
Price is a social studies teacher. His wife is 
director of utilization review for Reading 
Hospital and Medicus Resource 
Management. / 1418 Cleveland Avenue, 
Wyomissing. PA 19610. 

Susan M. Paul '90 to Joseph A. Tyrone, 
October 18, 1991. Susquehannans is the 
wedding party were Kelly A. Robertson '90 
and Diane S. Rodgers '90. Susan is a 
paralegal in the international operation 
division, AT&T corporate headquarters in 
Basking Ridge, NJ. Her husband is a payroll 
analyst. Dun & Bradstreet, Murray Hill, NJ. / 
79-C Troy Drive. Springfield, NJ 0708 1 . 

Kerry Ann Decker '87 to Kenneth P. 
Ducey. December 14, 1991, St. Joseph's 
Church, Garden City, NY. Susquehannans in 
the wedding party were Janinc Parker Vellis 
'87 and Karen D. Murray '87. Kerry 
teaches third grade at Birchwood School, part 

Alumni Association President Terry March '67 hosted a fall reception at the New York Stock Exchange. 

of the South Huntington School District. Her 
husband is president of Palm Top Utilities, 
Inc. of Smithtown, N Y. / 44 Route 25-A, 
Willow Lake Apartments #304, Smithtown, 
NY 11787. 

Nancy J. White '78 to Robert M. McCaig, 
February 15, 1992. St. Mary's Church. 
Cambridge, MD. Audrey Klijian '78 was in 
the wedding party from Susquehanna. Nancy 
is a lawyer with the Maryland Disability Law 
Center. Inc. Her husband is a lawyer with the 
Community Legal Aid Society. Inc. in 
Georgetown, DE. / 5 1 2 West College 
Avenue. Salisbury, MD 2 1 801 . 

Elizabeth J. Madonia to Gary T. Toth '86. 
March 14. 1992, Cannon Memorial Chapel, 
Richmond, VA. In the wedding party from 
Susquehanna were John H. Hoare III '85 
and William E. Babiash '85. Gary is an 
assistant risk manager, Hechinger Company, 
Landover, MD. His wife is a claims 
supervisor, Marriott Corp.. Rockville, MD. / 
9638 Hastings Drive, Columbia, MD 21046. 

Kelly A. Locovare '91 to Tim Laubscher. 
March 21, 1992, Saddle Brook Marriott, 
Saddle Brook, NJ. Susquehannan in the 
wedding party was Holly K. Dawson '92. 
Kelly is a cosmotologist, Distinctive Hair 
Styles, Selinsgrove, PA. Her husband is a 
boat salesman, Keller Marine, Port Trevorton, 
PA. / P.O. Box 101, Port Trevorton, PA 

Pamela J. Bixby '87 to Ronald Losefsky. 
March 26, 1992, Agana, Guam. Pam is a high 
school English teacher in Guam. Her husband 
is a U.S. Navy pilot. / 1 10 Second Street, 
NAS, Barrigada, Guam 96913. 

Rita Tondo Pierce to Mario P. Ferraro 
'85, March 28, 1992, St. Paul's Roman 
Catholic Church. Ramsey. NJ. Mario is with 
Gerber-Somma Associates in Hackensack, 
NJ. / 57 Oxford Court, Ramsey, NJ 07446. 

Mary Chiocco '90 to Marc Sabatini. April 
4, 1992, St. Paul's Church, Ramsey, NJ. 
Mary is a social worker. Her husband is 
administrator of Montclair Ambulance Unit, 
Montclair, NJ. 

Wendy Ann Tibaldi '89 to John T. Hawk, 
April 11, 1992, St. Raphael's Catholic 
Church, Rockville, MD. In the wedding party 
from Susquehanna were Donna L. 
DeGennaro '89. Hollace A.Whittaker '89, 
Brenda D. Wanner '91 and Marni L. 
Pietrowicz '92. Wendy is a service manager 
and her husband a fiber optic 
engineer/planner for Bell Atlantic in 
Washington, DC. / 6458 Brickleigh Court, 
Alexandria, V A 22301. 

Donna M. Peck to Richard L. Watts '90, 

April 18, 1992, Aldersgate United Methodist 
Church, Mifflintown, PA. Watts is a 
computer programmer with Computer Aid, 
Inc. of Harrisburg, PA. His wife is a 
preschool teacher at Neighborhood Day Care 
Center in Harrisburg. PA. / 4924 Hamilton 
Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17109. 

Ruth A. Yentzer to Elwood R. "Chub" 
Dietz '76, April 18, 1992, Shiremanstown 
United Methodist Church, Shiremanstown. 
PA. Dietz is a manager, Pennsylvania Blue 
Shield, Camp Hill, PA. His wife is a legal 
secretary. Office of the Attorney General, 
Harrisburg, PA. / 121 East Main Street, 
Shiremanstown, PA 1701 1. 

Kathryn R. Darwin '85 to Raymond C. 
Davis, May 2, 1992, Our Lady of Sorrows 
Church, South Orange. NJ. The groom is a 
consulting analyst with Oracle Corporation in 
Bethesda, MD. 

Karen Sullivan to David T. Walters '83. 
May 11, 1992, Nativity BVM. Media, PA. 
David is manager. Lobster Pot Restaurant. 
His wife is a system analyst. Digital System 
International, Seattle, WA. Susquehannans in 
the wedding party were Mark J. Beck '83, 
Frederick C. Olivari '84, Alan E. Turns 
'84 and John LafTerty '84. / 3rd Floor, 205 
South Avenue, Media, PA 19063. 

Susan D. Fody '91 to Steven R. Byram. 
May 16, 1992, First Church, Windsor, CT. 
Susan is a receptionist for Byme & Rouse. 
P.C., Hartford, CT. Her husband is a 
landscaper with Chemlawn, Rocky Hill, CT. / 
41 Rood Avenue. Windsor, CT 06095. 

Deborah Churn) to Todd Boop '87. May 
16, 1992, St. Paul's Lutheran Church. 
Danville, PA. Todd is a programmer/analyst 
with Dauphin Deposit Corp . Harrisburg, PA. 
His wife is a nurse at Polyclinic Medical 
Center. Harrisburg. PA. / 27 Union Church 
Road, Halifax, PA 17032-9622. 

Lisa E. Marsanico '89 to Dr. Glenn W. 
Foley. May 16, 1992, Christ Episcopal 
Church, Ridgewood, NJ. Sharon L. 
Eisenhauer '89 was one of the bridesmaids. 
Lisa is treasurer of Marson Medical. Inc. Her 
husband is a gynecologist-obstetrician 
serving his residency at Methodist Hospital. 
Brooklyn. NY. / Apartment A- 1 , 259 Knox 
Avenue, Cliffside Park, NJ 07010. 

Lonna Sue Keister '91 to Fernando A. 
Valencia, May 16, 1992, Emmanuel United 
Church of Christ, New Berlin. PA. Apartment 
9- 202, 2855 Bynan Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 

Wendy Sue Cole '91 to Chad M. Rice. 
May 16, 1992, Zion Lutheran Church. 
Sunbury. PA. Wendy Sue is an accountant 

14 Susquehanna Today 

with Parenle, Randolph, Orlando. Carey and 
Associates in Bloomsburg. Her husband is a 
recreation specialist at the U.S. Penitentiary 
in Lewisburg. / 26 South Fifth Street, 
Sunbury, PA 17801. 

Joann E. Gursky *91 to Richard Musto, 
May 16, 1992, Frackville, PA. 
Susquehannans in the wedding party were 
Jeffrey C. Murphy '90 and Cynthia E. Ratz 
'91. Joann is a software applications 
specialist with Hewlett-Packard. Her husband 
is a real estate agent. Century 21. / 2179-F 
Lake Park Drive. Smyrna. GA 30080. 

Dina D'Agostino to Steven C. Schaaf '85, 
May 16, 1992. First Presbyterian Church. 
Whippany, NJ. Steve is an account executive. 
Paychex Inc., Woodclipp Lake. NJ. His wife 
is a marketing program analyst. Sunshine 
Biscuits Inc., Woodbridge. NJ. 

Melissa Wolfe to Craig R. Urey '86. May 
23. 1992. St. Paul's United Church of Christ. 
Selinsgrove, PA. Best man was Charles D. 
Fox *84 of Susquehanna University. Craig 
plans to pursue a graduate degree at Kent 
State University in Ohio. His wife is a 
licensed practical nurse. / 785 South Lincoln 
Street. Kent. OH 44240. 

D. Margaret Thorns '78 to George 
Govelitz. May 23. 1992, Our Lady of 
Perpetual Help, Bemardsville, NJ. The groom 
is a health safety officer. Bechtel National, 
Oak Ridge, TN. / 154 Route #3. Lakeview 
Circle, Clinton, TN 37716. 

Leslie Anne Thorburn '82 to Eric 
Beauregard, May 23, 1992. Bryn Mawr 
Presbyterian Church, Bryn Mawr, PA. Leslie 
is a second grade teacher, St. Peter's School 
in Philadelphia. PA. Her husband is a chef. 
Chadds Ford Cafe, Chadds Ford PA. / 
Apartment 3, 426 South Avenue, Media, PA 

Karen J. Smith to William A. Purnell *89. 
May 23. 1992, St. John's Lutheran Church, 
Belleville, PA. Michael T. Cordas '89 
served as best man. Bill is a computer 
programmer at Kinney Service Corp, where 
his wife is an accounting supervisor. / 
Apartment 95. 5320 Oxford Drive. 
Mechanicsburg. PA 17055. 

Kristin L. Erdman '92 to Sean M. Dill, 
May 30, 1992, St. Michael the Archangel 
Church, Sunbury. PA. Susquehannan in the 
wedding party was Margaret A. Wolf '92. 
Mother of the bride is Barbara Erdman, 
secretary of the University's Degenstein 
Campus Center. Kristin is in the 
sales/management program at Victoria's 
Secret. Lawrenceville. Her husband is a 
police officer in Trenton. / Apartment 2-L, 
601 Park Street, Bordentown, NJ 08505. 

Elizabeth D. Young '88 to John F. Arnold. 
May 30, 1992, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 
Owego. NY. Elizabeth is a 
copywriter/producer for WBNG-TV, 
Binghamton. NY. Her husband is a systems 
engineer for General Electric, Westover. NY. 
/ 27 Panorama Drive, Binghamton, NY 

Janice Robb Dolan '79 to William H. 
Bond II. May 30, 1992. /741 Overbrook 
Road, Baltimore, MD 21212. 

Kimberly G. Malcy '85 to Nicholas 
Seman. May 30, 1992. Zion Lutheran 
Church. Harrisburg. PA. Kimberly is a senior 
commercial lines underwriter with Maryland 

Insurance Group. Mechanicsburg, PA. Her 
husband is a partner and design engineer with 
The Middle Division. New Cumberland. / 
427 Meadow Drive, Camp Hill. PA 1701 1. 

Nancy E. Armacost '89 to Wayne D. 
Geils '89. May 30. 1992. Forest Baptist 
Church. Upperco, MD. Susquehannan Henry 
R. Lee '90 was the best man. Nancy is a sales 
representative for Prudential Insurance and 
Investments. Wayne and his father run Geils 
and Son Builders. / 201 Fairview Road, 
Riegelsville.PA 18077. 

Kelly Sue Hackenberg to Stephen A. 
Walter '86. May 30. 1992. First Lutheran 
Church. Mifflinburg, PA. Stephen is an 
outside plant technician. Buffalo Valley 
Telephone, Lewisburg, PA. / 84 Walnut 
Street. Mifflinburg, PA 17844. 

Amy R. Andrews to Michael J. Alberse 
'86. June 6. 1992. First Presbyterian Church, 
Ramsey, NJ. Susquehannans in the wedding 
party were Thomas R. Alberse '88, Andrew 
Ajello '86, Kenneth E. Hughes '86, Russell 
S. Pierce '86, Dean P. Vellis '87 and Ann 
Buffa Pierce '86. Michael is a senior 
procedures and systems analyst. The Hertz 
Corporation, Park Ridge. NJ. His wife is the 
office manager. Laser Plus. Inc., Ridgewood, 
NJ. / Apartment 4, 255 Rea Avenue, 
Hawthorne, NJ 07506. 

Kimberlee A. Gorman '88 to Charles 
Csoky. June 6. 1992. St. Katherine of Sienna 
Church, Wayne. PA. In the wedding party 
from Susquehanna were Diane L. Herdling- 
Tambouri '88, Michelle C. Ballotta '88 and 
Melissa M. Herbster '91. Kimberlee is 
employed by Kravco Co.. King of Prussia, 
PA. Her husband is employed by The Reohr 
Group, King of Prussia, PA. / 1932 
Revolutionary Court, Phoenixville, PA 

Donna M. Scharding to Christopher D. 
Olbrich '88, June 13, 1992. Sacred Heart of 
Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Lewistown, 
PA. Parents of the groom are Paul D. 

Olbrich '59 and Thiry Reamer Olbrich '57. 
Brother of the groom Eric P. Olbrich '91 

was also in the wedding party. The bride is an 
ICU nurse at St. Margaret Hospital in 
Pittsburgh. PA. where Christopher is a 
physician. / 1024 North Highland Avenue, 
Pittsburgh. PA 15206. 

Jodi Lee Knepp '92 to Timothy A. Mee 
'90, June 13, 1992. Christ United Lutheran 
Church, Mifflinburg, PA. Performing the 
ceremony were Chaplain Christopher 
Thomforde of Susquehanna University and 
the Reverend William H. Weiser *82. 
Susquehannans in the wedding party were 
Kelly O'Mara '92, Joseph K. Leone '90, 
Robert F. Herr '90, John W. Nacinovich 
'92, Gregg J. Wikfors '92, and Christopher 
L. Steiner '90. Jodi is with KPMG Peat 
Marwick in Harrisburg. Tim is employed by 
State Farm Insurance in Carlisle. / 5072 Bass 
Lake Drive. Harrisburg, PA 171 1 1. 

Stacy Lea Smith to Joseph T. Carei '91, 
June 13, 1992. Fort Burd Church, 
Brownsville, PA. / 207 Bull Run Road. 
Brownsville, PA 15417. 

Amy L. Murphy '85 toTerrence Nolen, 
June 13, 1992. Springton Manor Farms, 
Glenmoor, PA. In the wedding party from 
Susquehanna were Melinda Murphy 
Grochowski '84, Jennifer Gamble 
Henne '79, Leslie B. "Buzz" Gamble '73 
and Cheryl Diacik Feil '85. Amy is 
managing director and her husband is 
producing director of the Arden Theater 
Company. Established five years ago. it has 
been named Best Theater Company by 
Philadelphia Magazine for two years in a 
row. / Foxtail Farms. Newtown Square. PA 

Andrea M. Valuska to Douglas A. Jones 
'89. June 13. 1992, St. John's United Church 
of Christ. Kutztown. PA. Susquehannans in 
the wedding party were Peter G. Gehl '90 
and Joanne M. Valuska '90. Douglas is 
senior software engineer. American Meter 
Company. His wife is a fourth grade teacher 

at Salisbury Township Schools./ 1 1 1 East 
Washington Street, Fleetwood. PA 19522- 


Suzanne M. Slease '91 to Bryan D. Burns, 
June 20. 1992. First Presbyterian Church, 
Milton. PA. In the wedding party from 
Susquehanna were Karli A. Grant '92, 
Stacy L. Ross '93, Christine M. Loftus '91 
and Marni L. Pietrowicz '92. Suzanne is a 
substitute teacher employed by Central 
Susquehanna Intermediate Unit. Her husband 
is employed by Cellular One, Winfield. PA. / 
25 Sixth Street. Milton, PA 17847. 

Laura A. Fattman '88 to Mark L. Geiger, 
June 20. 1992, First Lutheran Church. 
Johnstown. PA. Kathleen French Noah '88 
was the matron of honor. Laura is a senior 
supervisor with Kelly Services, Pittsburgh. 
PA. Her husband is a journalist serving 
with the U.S. Army in Oakdale. Allegheny 
County. / Apartment 1,213 North Sprague 
Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15201-31 18. 

Susan I. Berdela '90 to Bradford B. Sahler 
'88. June 20, 1992. St. Aloysius Church. 
Caldwell. NJ. In the wedding party 
from Susquehanna were Mark D. 
Thorsheim '88, Kimberlee A. Halpin 
'91, Laurie Erickson Semendinger *90, 
Susan I .. Brandt '90 and Michelle A. 
Hofmann '90. Susan is a teacher at the 
Plainsboro Presbyterian Nursery School. 
Bradford is an officer in cash management 
sales at National Westminster Bank, 
Bridgewater, NJ. / 12-08 Quail Ridge Drive. 
Plainsboro. NJ 08536. 

Nancy K. Truran '90 to Scott G. 
Mangold '90, June 27, 1992, Christ the King 
Church, Haddonfield, NJ. Susquehannans in 
the wedding party were Shannon R. O'Brien 
'90, Gregg Allocco '90 and Donald T. 
McLoughlin *90. Nancy is a manager at The 
Limited in Paramus. NJ. Scott is a branch 
manager. Enterprise Leasing and Rent-A-Car, 
Colonia. NJ. / 2279 Elizabeth Avenue, Scotch 
Plains, NJ 07090. 

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Alumni Association Wee President Carol Kehler 74 and 
Board Member Rich Renn '73 work some magic. 

The Harrisburg, York, and Lancaster Alumni Clubs joined forces for a Halloween Party at the home of Dee S. Wesner '8 J 

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Melinda A. Cuddy '90 to Eric G. Mueller 
'90, June 27, 1992, St. John's Lutheran 
Church, Middletown, PA. In the wedding 
party from Susquehanna was Jeffrey R. 
Froling '90, Laurie Volpe '90. Jami 
Granger '90. Roberta Rice '90. Scott 
Carey '90, Jeffrey Hoffman '91 and 
Christine Wolfe '90. Melinda is working on 
her Ph.D. in political science at the 
University of Rochester. Eric is with Wendell 
Harrison Music as a sales representative and 
private instructor. / 36 Cambridge Street. 
Rochester, NY 14607. 

Robin A. Windels '90 to Robert A. 
Ancipink '89, June 27, 1992, Church of the 
Immaculate Conception, Quiogue, NY. 
Susquehannans in the wedding party were 
Karen A. Gomory '91, Keith J. Baumann 
'89, Eileen Riley Baumann '90, and Peter 
K. Shearer '90. Robin teaches music to 
special education students at the Suffolk 
County BOCES School. Robert is an editor at 
SEC On-Line, Hauppage, NY. / 
Westhampton Beach, NY. 

Sandra L. Mull '88 to Scott A. 
Homberger, July 1 1, 1992. Salem Lutheran 
Church, Salem, PA. Sandy is a teacher in the 
Juniata School District. Her husband is a 
correctional officer and supervisor in the 
Snyder County Prison. /Ill South Market 
Street. Selinsgrove, PA 17870. 

Dianne E. Gero '92 to Anthony Palmieri. 
July 1 1, 1992. Dianne is a third-grade teacher 
in Passaic Township School District. Her 
husband is a financial examiner. Prudential 
Asset Management Company. / Apartment B- 
13, 127 Gales Drive, New Providence, NJ 


Janice L. Wilcoxen '91 to Alan D. Brown 
'92, July 1 1, 1992. Holy Trinity Lutheran 
Church, Raleigh, NC. Susquehannans in the 
wedding party were Stacy L. Koppenhaver 
'92. Kelly O'Mara Boettcher '92, Donelle 
N. Dreese '92, Heather R. Sheriff '91, 
Douglas A. Boedeker '92. Heather A. 
Maher '92, Douglas L. DeStephano '92 and 
Jeffrey D. Hoffman '91. Jan is in 
accounting, Roska Direct Marketing. Al is a 
DJ for a radio station in Havelock, NC. / 22 
Riverwalk, 301 East Front Street, New Bern. 
NC 28560. 


Amy E. Troup '91 to Gregory A. Kline, 
July 18, 1992, St. John's Lutheran Church, 
Mount Pleasant Mills, PA. / R.R. 1 , Mt. 
Pleasant Mills, PA 17853. 

Julianne M. Pike to Martin J. 
Martynuska '90, July 18, 1992. Holy Rosary 
Catholic Church, Altoona, PA. Martin is a 
fifth-grade teacher, Haverford School 
District. His wife is an instructor. School of 
the Holy Child, Drexel Hill, PA. / 303 Davis 
Road, Havertown, PA 19083. 

Wendy R. Steinbeiser '88 to Scott D. 
Koehle, July 18, 1992. Our Lady of Lourdes 
Catholic Church. Altoona. PA. Claire M. 
Daley '88 was in the wedding party. Wendy 
is an English teacher at the Altoona Area 
Vocational Technical School. Her husband is 
a police officer for the city of Altoona. / 978 
Race Street, Altoona, PA 16601. 

Susquehannans attending the wedding of Julianne Doupe and James Nickerson are. top row. left to 
right: Scott C. Owens '92, Todd C. Gray '91, Michael S. Flaherty '90, K. Eric Schmidt '90, Brian 7". 
Wright '91, Melissa J. Watson '90, and bottom row, left to right. Todd J. Nickischer '91, Marie Ann 
McLaughlin '9 1 , James A. Nickerson '90. julianne Doupe Nickerson '90, Michelle L. Neumann '92. 
Steven Nickerson '91, M. Shawn Paterno '90. Bradford Sahler '88. Susan Berdela Sahler '90, Susan 
I. Brandt '90. 


Nancy K. Smith to Thomas D. Hoefel '88, 
July 18, 1992, Spring Creek Church of the 
Brethern. Thomas attends Ohio University, 
Athens, Ohio, pursuing a doctorate in clinical 

Despina A. Madbak to Randal J. Secor 
'87, July 18, 1992, Immaculate Conception 
Catholic Church, Allentown. PA. Glen J. 
Leary '87 was best man. Randal is a sixth- 
grade teacher with Pocono Mountain School 
District. His wife is a secondary mathematics 
teacher in East Stroudsburg Area School 
District. / 340 Braeside Avenue, East 
Stroudsburg, PA 18301. 

Carole A. Kepner '86 to Thomas P. 
VanHecke, July 20, 1992, Tavem on the 
Green. New York City. The maid of honor 
was Debra S. Miller '86. / Apartment 203, 
28-8 Fort Evans Road N.E.. Leesburg, VA 


Karen M. Silvers '92 to Toby R. Stein, 
July 25, 1992, Church of the Redeemer, 
Sayre, PA. Karen is a medical technician at 
Lackland Air Force Base. Her husband, a first 
lieutenant, is a male nurse with the U.S. Air 
Force, Lackland Air Force Base. / PSC #1 , 
Box 1 134, Lackland Air Force Base, TX 


Barbara L. Harrison '88 to Mark A. 
Derrick '89, July 25, 1992, St. Mary's 
Church, Denville. NJ. Susquehannans in the 
wedding party were Carolyn A. Harrison 
'90, Andrew T. Beachley '89, Thomas D. 
Harrison '87 and Donielle D. Fanarjian 
'88. Barbara is a teacher in Elizabeth. NJ. 
Mark is a portfolio asset manager, AT&T. / 
93 Morris Turnpike. Randolph, NJ 07869. 

Sarah Walter '89 to Matthew A. Johnson. 
July 25. 1992. Zion Evangelical Lutheran 
Church. Kratzerville. PA. In the wedding 
party from Susquehanna were Kathryn L. 
Wilcox '89, Phyllis Walter Marquette '89 
and Barbara L. Bentley '90. The Reverend 
Charles A. Brophy '70 performed the 
ceremony. Sarah is assistant director of 
admissions. Susquehanna University. Her 
husband is with Moyers Drywall, New 
Berlin. PA. / 14 1/2 West Chestnut Street, 
Selinsgrove. PA 17870. 


Elizabeth S. Piller to Peter G. Ashey '87, 
July 25, 1992, First Presbyterian Church, 
Waynesboro, VA. Susquehannans in the 
wedding party were Thomas P. Kauffman 
'87 and John Underkoffler '87. Peter is an 
account executive for Nardoni Inc. His wife 
is a first-grade teacher at Clinton Township. 

Joella M. Mclvor '90 to Eric T. Mull '91. 
July 25, 1992, St. Bartholomew Church, East 
Brunswick, NJ. Susquehannans in the 
wedding party were Carolyn M. Keelin '90, 
Robin L. Hastings '90, Angela J. Johnson 
'90 and Christopher A. Herbine '91. Joella 
is a teacher at St. Mathias School. Eric is a 
stock broker. Hibbard Brown. / 1503 Plaza 
Drive, Woodbridge, NJ 07095. 

Barbara J. Zimmerman '91 to Lamar D. 
Law III '91. August I, 1992, Second 
Presbyterian Church, Carlisle, PA. In the 
wedding party from Susquehanna were 
Melinda S. Heck '91, Melissa Good 
Markley '91, Ann M. Rupprecht '91, 
Jennifer W. Duffy '91, David 
G. Fleming '73 and David F. Backman '91. 
Barbara is employed at Greenawalt & Co., 
P.C., in Mechanicsburg, PA. Lamar is 
employed at Stambaugh Dorgan Company 
Inc., P.C., in York. PA. 

Suzanne M. Green to Philip D. Apostolico 
'86, August I, 1992, Church of the Holy 
Child, Wilmington, DE. Philip works for 
Ciba-Geigy Pharmaceutical. 

Sally Cherrington '81 to Mike R. Beggs, 
August 8, 1992, Trinity United Church of 
Christ, Allentown. PA. Susquehannans in the 
wedding party were Linda Post Bushkofsky 
'81, Alison Berger Boor '81, David P. Boor 
'82 and Beth Stoverschlegel '81. Sally is 
the director of music at St. Luke's Lutheran 
Church. Park Ridge, IL, an active freelance 
musician, and a doctor of musical arts 
candidate at Yale University. Her husband is 
a graduate assistant and Ph.D. student at 
Notre Dame University. / 1 374 Algonquin 
Road, Des Plains, IL 60016. 

Rebecca R. Defibaugh '87 to James D. 
Hughes, August 8. 1992, Chestnut Ridge 
Independent Fellowship Church. Bedford, 
PA. In the wedding party from Susquehanna 
was Celeste Nowosielski Banks '87. The 

groom is with Irwin, Irwin and McKnight law 
firm. / 268 South Pitt Street. Carlisle, PA 

Deidre A. Vaughn '87 to David E. Kells 
'87. August 1 4. 1 992. In the wedding party 
from Susquehanna were Wendy Jacobs 
Sochovka'86 and Aprilann Beauchamp 
Castellucci '87. Deidre is an 
account manager. The Vanguard Group, 
Valley Forge, PA. David is a bond 
underwriter. Environmental Compliance 
Services (ECS), Downingtown, PA. / 8 1 East 
3rd Avenue, Collegeville, PA 19426. 

Christine M. Fitzgerald '90 to Kelly G. 
Dencker '90. August 15. 1992. St. Joseph's 
Roman Catholic Church, Oradell, NJ. 
Christine is employed by National 
Community Bank, West Paterson, NJ. Kelly 
is employed by Manning, Selvage, & Lee, 
New York City. / 808 Greenwood Drive, 
Spring Lake Heights, NJ 07762. 

Rebecca L. Bramer '92 to Steven C, 
Claycomb '91, August 22, 1992, Zion 
Lutheran Church. Sunbury, PA. Mother of 
the bride is Barbara Miles Bramer '66 of 
Middleburg, PA. Father of the bride is James 
R. Bramer '64 of Millville. PA. 
Susquehannans in the wedding party were 
Helen K. Ranck '93. Deann E. Blankenship 
'92, Bryan T. Frack '90 and Mark A. Walter 
'91. Steve is attending the Lutheran 
Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, PA. / 
1075-C Carlisle Road, Biglerville, PA 17307. 

Julianne C. Doupe '90 to James A. 
Nickerson '90. August 22. 1992. First 
Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, Erie, 
PA. In the wedding party from Susquehanna 
were Melissa J. Watson '90 and Michael S. 
Flaherty '90. Julianne is an outreach 
technician. / P.O. Box 695. Middlebury, VT 

Suzanne L. Taylor '92 to Jonathan M. 
Wert III, September 5, 1 992, St. Stephen's 
Lutheran Church, Mifflintown, PA. In the 
wedding party from Susquehanna was Lori 
L. Dolan '92. Suzanne is an accountant, 
Emst & Young, Harrisburg, PA. Her husband 
is an architectural draftsman. Apex Homes 
Inc.. Middleburg, PA. / R.R. 3, Box 818, 
Mifflintown, PA 17059. 

Amy L. Harpster '89 to Jerry P. Miller. 
September 5, 1992, First United Methodist 
Church, Warren, PA. Amy was a music 
teacher in the Williamsport schools. Her 
husband is an instructor with the U.S. Army 
Ranger School. / 200 Anniston, White Sands 
Missile Range, NM 88002. 

Gretchen C. Dell '88 to Thomas M. 
Hanrahan. September 12, 1992, Trinity 
Evangelical Lutheran Church, Camp Hill, 
PA. Susquchannan in the wedding party was 
Susan F. Dell '84. Gretchen is an attorney 
with the law firm of Kecfer, Wood, Allen and 
Rahal. / Apartment 210, 105 East Allen 
Street. Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. 

Nancy Abel to Roberto "Rick" Alcantara 
'82. September 12, 1992, St. Maria Goneti 
Church, Runnemede, NJ. Rick is a public 
relations consultant, Glassboro State College. 
His wife is a retail manager. Rick is vice 
president of the Public Relations 
Professionals of Southern New Jersey. 

Rachel B. Hclman to Ty A. Moyer '89. 
September 12. 1992. Brookside Ministries 
Church, Shamokin Dam, PA. Ty is a sales 
coordinator at Fleetwood Motor Homes. 

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Legacy Brunch '92 

Eight new freshmen pined rhe Alumni Office staff for the annual orientation week legacy 
brunch to welcome new students whose parents or grandparents also attended Susquehanna. 
They are. first row. left to right: Patricia A. Vermillion, daughter of Joseph A. Vermillion 77, 
Summit Hill. PA; Kristen N. Gipe. daughter of Christopher J. Gipe '66, Harrisburg, PA; 
Lisa Raymond, granddaughter of the late Paul E. Brosious '39, Lisa D. Clapper, daughter of 
Samuel D, Clapper '68, Somerset, PA. Second row. left to right: Samuel Kuba 75, director of" 
alumni relations; KirJc S. Stauffer. son of Samuel A. Stauffer '66. Selinsgrove, PA; Jason W. 
Bailey, son of Randall W. Bailey '74. Wmfield, PA; Jonathan A. Bingaman. son of Harold E. 
Bingaman '60 and Helen Rhoads Bingaman '61, Riverside, CI; Clint D. iubrecht. son of 
James L Lubrechr '68, Harrisburg, PA. and Karen Emley lubrecht '70. Tannersville. PA. Not 
available for the photo werejodi L. Minnich. granddaughter of James H. Brubaker '32, 
Valley View, PA; Shawn A. Kohrman. son of Charles P. Kohrman W, Reading, PA; Jeffrey E. 
Mmnier, grandson of Donald L. Bordner '51, Sunbury, PA; and Joey H. Ulrich. daughter of 
Joseph E. Ulrich '65, Humme/s Wharf. PA. 

Paxinos, PA. His wife is an echocardiology 
lab assistant at Geisinger Medical Center, 
Danville. PA. / 575 Lincoln Street, 
Northumberland. PA 17857. 

Karen E. Coslello '83 to Patrick M. 
Costello, October 3. 1992. St. Anne Catholic 
Church, Lancaster, PA. Karen works for 
Wilson Technology Associates, Newtown 
Square, PA. Her husband is a self-employed 
certified public accountant, Gladwyne, PA. / 
442 Conshohocken State Road, Gladwyne, 
PA 19035. 

Patricia J. Sheehan '91 to Scott B. Albce, 
October 3, 1992. St. Thomas the Apostle, 
West Hartford. CT. In the wedding party 
from Susquehanna were Marie Ann T. 
McLaughlin '91 and Kristi A. 
Miller '92. Patricia is a preschool teacher 
with Noah's Ark, West Hartford. CT. Her 
husband is the general manager. Granville 
Country Store, Granville, MA. / 75-B Loomis 
Drive. West Hartford, CT 06 1 1 7. 

Maura E. Shea to Robert N. Turner '88, 
October 10, 1992, Immaculate Heart of Mary 
Catholic Church, Wilmington. DE. Robert 
works for Pitney Bowes. His wife works for 
Rosenbluth Travel. / 450 Hillendale Road. 
Media. PA 19063. 

Marsha K. Noble to Frank D. Forrer '87, 
October 17. 1992. Grace United Methodist 
Church. Mechanicsburg. PA. In the wedding 
party from Susquehanna was Barry W. 
Sheibley '88. Frank is a certified public 
accountant. Coopers & Lybrand. His wife is 
an accountant, Iceland Seafood Corp.. Camp 
Hill. PA. 

Jennifer M. McGee to Stephen D. 
Patterson '85. October 17. 1992. St. Peter's 
Catholic Church. Columbia, PA. Stephen is 
employed by J. J. Haines & Co., Philadelphia, 
PA. His wife is employed by A Choice 
Nanny. / 456 Lemon Street, Warminster, PA 

Julie A. Wirth to Jeffrey A. Rodkcy '86, 
October 17, 1992. Trinity Lutheran Church, 
Sunbury, PA. In the wedding party from 
Susquehanna was Kenneth R. Peifer '86. 
Jeffrey is employed by Weis Markets, 
Sunbury, PA. / 23 1 North River Avenue, 
Sunbury, PA 17801. 


Melissa J. Church '87 to Peter A. Orbe. 
October 24, 1992, St. Rose of Lima Church, 
Short Hills. NJ. Susquehannans in the 
wedding party were Allison Zarra 
Yuchmow '87, Ellen K. Daley '87 
and Lisa C. Welsher '87. Melissa is 
community director/event planning, March of 
Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Fairfield, 
NJ. Her husband is administrative 
coordinator, national accounts, Mita Copystar 
America, Inc., Fairfield, NJ./ 1235 Crossing 
Way. Wayne. NJ 07470. 

Tiffany R. Talluto '89 to Robert C. 
Lussier '89, October 24. 1992, St. James 
Church. Red Bank, NJ. In the wedding party 
from Susquehanna were Gail D. Aherne '89, 
Elizabeth A. Tracey '90, Melanie D. 
Stamm '89, Cosmo J. Iacavazzi '89 and 
Stephen M. Meancy '89. Tiffany is an 
account manager for Dun & Bradstreet in 
East Hanover, NJ. Bob is a training specialist 
for Camtrol Electronics in Fairfield. NJ. / 
304 Buckingham Circle, Middletown, NJ 

Sarah B. Stone '88 to James P. Carpenter, 
October 24, 1992. The Caroline Church, 
Setauket, NY. Sarah is a fluid power 
engineer instructor at Festo Corp., 
Hauppauge, NY. Her husband is president of 
Comtech Networks. South Setauket, NY. / 
l6!0Townline Road, Ronkonkoma, NY 

Alexandra L. Stobb '90 to Stephen H. 
Walser '90, October 31, 1992, St. Joseph's 
Roman Catholic Church, High Bridge, NJ. 
Alex is a sales coordinator. Leader Business 
Systems. West Hazleton, PA. Stephen is a 
credit manager. Hazleton Standard-Speaker. 
In the wedding party from Susquehanna were 
Paul Nicholas Walser '88, Kelly G. 
Dencker *90, Timothy C. Andersen '90, 
Lauren K. Fatigati '90 and Karen L. 
Nelson '90. / R.R. 2. Box 1 106, Hedgerow 
Manor, Drums, PA 18222. 

Emma Moyer Masteller 'IS, of 

Bloomsburg, PA, at Lewisburg. PA, 
September II, 1992. She earned a degree 
from Bucknell University in 1918. She was a 
music teacher in State College for four years 
and then at the former Odd Fellows 
Orphanage in Sunbury, PA. for one year. She 
also taught music in her home in Bloomsburg 
for many years. She was a member of Trinity 
Reformed Church of Bloomsburg and had 
served as its choir director and as a Sunday 
school teacher for many years. 

Lulu Fetterolf Harman '18. 
Hollidaysburg, PA. October 30. 1991. She 
was preceded in death by her husband, the 
Reverend Doctor G. Blair Harman '20, H 
'56, as well as two sisters, Bess Fetterolf 
Keller '16 and Helen Fetterolf Rid en '18. 
She was captain of the girls' basketball team 
during her senior year. After college she was 
active with the Lutheran Church Women's 
work. Order of the Eastern Star. Daughters of 
the American Revolution, and other civic and 
political activities. Among the survivors is 
her daughter, Ruth Christine Harman 
Engle '53. 

Mary E. Fisher Charland '21. 
Doylestown. PA, August 10. 1992. She lived 
in Sharon Hill, PA, most of her life before 
moving to Doylestown, PA, in 1988. An 
active member of Tully Memorial 
Presbyterian Church, she also was a 
previously active member of the Sharon Hill 
PTA. During her early life she was employed 
as a bookkeeper. 

Grace Heffelfinger Ferguson '25, of 
Selinsgrove. PA, February 22, 1 99 1 . She was 
a member and had served as organist of 

First Lutheran Church, Selinsgrove. PA. She 
was a member of the Order of the Eastern 

Arline Fisher Houtz '27. Selinsgrove, PA, 
July 26. 1992. She was the daughter of the 
late Charles A. Fisher, professor at 
Susquehanna University. She married Claude 
Bedeaux, who preceded her in death in 1942. 
Her second husband was John J. Houtz '08. 
a Susquehanna chemistry professor, who died 
in 1 973. She earned her master of arts degree 
in 1932 from Pennsylvania State University. 
She was a teacher of Latin and social studies 
in Petersburg, Bradford and Selinsgrove. She 
was a member of Sharon Lutheran Church. 
Among the survivors is her daughter 
Claudette Bedeaux Jobson '59. 

Edwin O. Constable '28. Caryville. FL, 
August 1, 1992. He was a retired teacher, 
having taught at Conemaugh, Southmont. 
Franklin Borough, Pennsylvania School of 
Aeronautics in Harrisburg. and Coatesville. 

Walter S. Ide '28. Armonk, NY, August 
19, 1992. He earned his master of arts degree 
in chemistry from Duke University in 1929. 
He did post-graduate work at New York 
University. He was a research chemist for 
more than 33 years for Burroughs-Weilcome 
& Co. 

Daniel Frederick Slegal '28, of 
McKnightstown, at Gettysburg, PA, 
September 16, 1992. He is survived by his 
wife, Genevieve Cluck Slegal '39. He and 
his father were plastering contractors in the 
State College, PA. area. He served during 
World War II in the U.S. Navy 43rd Battalion 
Seabees in the Aleutian Islands and the South 
Pacific. He was a plastering and flooring 
contractor in the Gettysburg area for 40 years 
before he retired in 1985. He was a member 

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of St. John's United Church of Christ in 
McKnightstown, and was a life member of 
the Elks Lodge. 

Dorothy Wassell Matthews '29, New 
York City, January 3, 1991. She was formerly 
employed by Macy's Department Store and 
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. 

Jesse H. Snyder '29, Shiremanstown. PA, 
July 11,1 992. He earned his master of 
education degree from Pennsylvania State 
University in 1941 . He was principal, 
Dauphin Borough Schools, 1929-1934; 
supervising principal, Thompsontown Joint 
Schools, 1934-1944; assistant county 
superintendent. Perry County, 1944- 1952; 
and then county superintendent of schools in 
Perry County. 

James H. Troutman '29, Millerstown, 
PA, September 28, 1992. He was a retired 
farmer and a member of Millerstown United 
Methodist Church. 

John J. Mulligan '31, Wilkes-Barre, PA. 
June 21,1 992. He taught in the Wilkes-Barre 
Township High School for 26 years. He later 
worked for the state Auditor General's office. 

and city government. He was a member of St. 
Mary's Church of the Immaculate 
Conception, Wilkes-Barre, and its Holy 
Name Society. 

Maria Elizabeth Vorlage Bachman 
kink.LT '32, originally from Blairsville, PA, 
August 15, 1992 at Toledo, OH. She taught at 
Blairsville High School from 1933 to 1943. 
She served in the U.S. Marine Corps, 
Women's Reserve in World War II. She was 
a member of Greenwood Lutheran Church in 
Toledo, OH. 

Jerauld M. Schlegel *34, Thompsontown. 
PA, September 2, 1992. He was an office 
manager. Mobil Oil Co., 1934-1941; and was 
in the Engineering Department, Koppers Co., 
Butadiene Division, 1942-1945. Since 1945 
he had been owner and operator of Schlegel, 
Inc. From 1962-1974 he also was an English 
teacher at East Juniata High School. He was a 
member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church 
in Thompsontown and various educational 

Daisy Reese Schreiner '34. Berwyn, PA, 
August 21,1 992. From 1 936- 1 938 she taught 
English at Rome High School, Rome, PA. 
From 1959 to 1974 she was correspondence 
supervisor, TV Guide. She was a member of 
the United Church of Christ. Valley Forge, 
PA. Among the survivors is her husband, 
Morgan R. Schreiner '35. 

David M. Swartz '34, Harrisburg, PA, 
August 5, 1992. He was a retired Harrisburg 
Steel Company chemist; a member of 
Redeemer Lutheran Church; and a member of 
various Freemason groups. 

The Reverend Doctor Robert F. Fisher 
'40, Rochester, NY, August 4, 1992. He was 
a retired Lutheran pastor who graduated 
from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at 
Gettysburg in 1943 and received a doctor of 
divinity degree from Susquehanna in 1964. 
He had served Warwood Lutheran Church in 
Wheeling, WV, from 1943- 1945; Grace 
Lutheran Church in York. PA, from 1945- 
1952; Temple Lutheran Church in 
Havertown, PA, from 1952-1966; and the 
Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word in 
Rochester, NY, from 1966-1976. Among the 
survivors is his daughter. Dr. Margaret C. 
Fisher '71. 

Robert P. Martin '43, Indiana, PA, July 
22, 1992. He earned his M.S. degree from 
Bucknell University in 1954 and his Ed.D. 
degree from Temple University in 1965. He 
served in the U.S. Coast Guard in World War 
II. He taught in the Lehman School District, 
was a principal for Laceyville School District 
and Delhaas High School, and was the 
superintendent of Lake Ariel, Bristol 
Township, and Indiana Area School Districts. 
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign 

Wars, the American Legion, Freemasons, the 
Advisory Board of Salvation Army and 
Indiana Day Care. 

Raymond G. Hochstuhl '47, Seaside Park, 
NJ. November 2, 1992. He served as a 
lieutenant in the Navy from 1943 to 1946. 
He had served a term on the Board of 
Directors of Susquehanna University. He was 
a data processing manager for New Jersey 
Bell Telephone Company from 1947 to 1959. 
He was in marketing with AT&T until 1980. 
After retiring he worked as a marketing 
consultant. Among the survivors are his wife, 
Dorothy Dellecker Hochstuhl '43. and his 
son, Robert '70. 

M. Jane Southwick Mathias '49, 
Northumberland, PA, September 4, 1992. She 
had a lifelong interest in music, performing in 
high school and college. She was an organist 
at St. Ursula's Episcopal Church, St. John, 
Virgin Islands, where she lived from 1980 to 
July of 1992. She was a soloist in several 
choirs and choruses and participated in many 
oratorios in Pennsylvania. New Jersey and 
New York. In the early 1970s she studied at 
the American Institute of Musical Studies in 
Graz, Austria. Among the survivors is her 
daughter Deborah Jane Mathias Dagle '75. 

Frances Savidge Foster '49. Overland 
Park, KS, March 31,1 992. She was an office 
manager for CMG Health for two years 

A barbecue ar the Watermill, Long Island, home of Alumni Association President Terry March '67, seated c 

Summer Alumni Activities jss 

Paul Filipek '65. left, and Mary Coughlin S2. cemer. co-hosted a beach part/ at Pauls home or> Long Beach Island. New Jersey. 
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before she retired. Earlier she was an 
executive secretary for the Zenith 
Distributing Corp. for 10 years. She was a 
member of the Village Presbyterian Church. 
Among the survivors is her husband, the 
Reverend William J. Foster *51. 

Donald Babies '50. December 15, 1990. 
He had served in the U.S. Navy during World 
War II. He was a member of the Veterans for 
Foreign Wars and the American Legion. 

Jacob B. Harder '51, Butler, PA. 
September 3, 1992. He was employed as 
accounting services manager at Nationwide 
Insurance Co. from 1 95 1 to 1 976. He was a 
past president of the National Association of 
Accountants, life member of Butler Elks, a 
Freemason, and member of Butler City 
Hunting and Fishing Club. 

Glenn B. Swectman '73, Baltimore, MD. 
September 1 5, 1 992. He earned a juris doctor 
degree from the University of Baltimore 
School of Law. He was a public accountant. 
Arthur Young and Co. and then auditor, 
General Services Administration. 

Richard R. Hough H '77. in a plane crash 
in Concord, NH, July 9. 1 992. He retired as 
an executive of AT&T in 1 982 after a 42-year 
career with the Bell System. He joined Bell 
Laboratories in 1940 and worked for 17 years 
on naval and antiaircraft radar systems. He 
then became vice president of operations at 
the Ohio Bell Telephone Company and vice 
president-engineering at AT&T headquarters 

before being appointed president of the long 
lines department in 1966. In 1978 he rose to 
the post of AT&T senior executive vice 
president, overseeing all Bell engineering and 
network operations. Among the survivors are 
three sons, Richard R. '67. William F. *70 
and Robert M. *79. 

Sally Manbeck Delgado '78, Faulkville, 
AL, October 23, 1992. She was nursing 
homes administrator for Beverly Enterprises 
Nursing Homes. Previously she had been a 
real estate salesperson. 

John L. Ebright. May 23. 1992. He was a 
public safety officer on the campus of 
Susquehanna University. 

Ward B. Haines, Beaver Springs, PA, 
October 19. 1992. He received 
Susquehanna's Distinguished Citizen Award 
in 1986. He spent nearly three years in a U.S. 
Army marching band during World War II. 
He completed an intensive program at the 
Cann School of Music Instrument Repair in 
Elkhart. IN. He worked for Bengus Music of 
Sunbury for 19 years and was owner 
repairman for Haines Music Store in 
Sunbury, PA for 21 years. He served schools 
and the public in a 40-mile radius helping 
more than 1 1 ,000 young musicians to get a 
start in music, A drummer and tuba player, he 
was part of several local bands. He was an 
active member of the United Church of Christ 
in Beaver Springs, PA. 

Advanced Degrees 

Peter Beiger '64: master's in the 
artist/scholar program. University of 
Missouri, Columbia. MO. Peter is 
actor/ teacher/director, Stephens College, 
Columbia. MO. 

Peter G. Jarjisian '69: doctor of musical 
arts in choral conducting. University of 
Wisconsin, Madison. Peter was promoted to 
associate professor, and is director of choral 
activities at Ohio University, Athens, OH. He 
performs as assistant conductor of the Robert 
Page Singers. 

Kevin S. Kanouse '75: doctor of ministry, 
Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian 
University, Fort Worth, TX. Kevin is senior 
pastor of Advent Lutheran Church in 
Arlington, TX. 

Timothy P. Mooney '76: master's of 
business administration, the John E. 
Anderson Graduate School of Management, 
University of California, Los Angeles, CA. 
Mooney is the director of marketing 
communications and product development in 
North America for Air New Zealand. 

C. Lynn Nakamura '78: doctor of 
philosophy, Princeton Theological Seminary. 
Dissertation title: Monarch. Mountain, and 
Meal; The Eschatological Banquet of Isaiah 
24:21-23: 25 :6-I0a. 

James T. Weyant *80: master's of 
business administration in taxation. New 
York University. 

Scott C. Schweppe '83: master of science 
in education, educational computing, Wilkes 
University, Wilkes-Barre, PA. 

Nadine C. Cernohorsky '84: doctor of 
philosophy in music education. Temple 
University. She teaches music at Chestnut 
Hill Academy and Montgomery County 
Community College. 

Paul J. Hawkins '86: master's in business 
administration. Graduate School of Business 
Administration of Fordham University, New 
York City. He is a senior programmer 
analyst, Goldman Sachs & Co., New York 

Kevin M. Sullivan '86: juris doctor, 
Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, PA. 

Douglas T. Talhelm '86: master's in 
business administration, Drexel University. 

Rebecca R. Detibaugh '87: juris doctor, 
Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, PA. 

Kerry Decker Ducey '87: master of arts in 
elementary education, Adelphi University, 
Garden City, NY. 

Jennifer Tritt Baker '88: master of 
science in counseling, Shippensburg 

John C. Fones '88: juris doctor, the 
University of Baltimore School of Law. He is 
serving a judicial clerkship with the 
Honorable J. William Hinkel of the Circuit 
Court for Baltimore County, Maryland. 

Christopher D. Olbrich '88: doctor of 
medicine, Jefferson Medical College of 
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia. 
PA. He is in residency in family medicine at 
St. Margaret's Hospital. Pittsburgh, PA. 

Stephanie J. Sarisky *88: doctor of 
osteopathic medicine, Philadelphia College of 
Osteopathic Medicine. She is a physician at 
the hospital, Philadelphia College of 
Osteopathic Medicine. 

Sharon D. Tirpak '88: master of social 
work, Rutgers University. 

Audrey Buss *89: master's in music, 
Temple University. 

Kimberly Paulsen Boop *89: master of 
science in early childhood education, and 
master of science in reading, both from 
Bloomsburg University. 

Roger F. Castoral Jr. '89: completed the 
CPA examination. He is a staff auditor, 
Midlantic Banks Inc., Edison, NJ. 

Laura A. Butler '90: master's in 
education, college student personnel and 
counseling. Northeastern University, Boston, 
MA. She is area coordinator for residential 
life, Whittier College. CA. 

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To celebrate the I Oth anniversary of Susquehanna's Honors 
Program, graduates, current members, and faculty attended a 
reunion brunch on Saturday morning. Pictured, from /eft to 
right. University Librarian and Program Director Peter Deekle, 
Holly Whittaker '89, Jennifer Miller '90, Carrie Neff '89, Wee 
President lor Academic Affairs and Dean of Facu/ty Jeanne 

A/umni Association President Terry March '67. left, and Don 
Wssinger '50, right, share a few moments with Professor 
Wallace Growney at a post-game reunion hosted by the 
Sigmund Weis School of Business. 

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The alumni barbecue was moved indoors because of rain, but the Crusader 
spirit remained undampened. Pictured are: front row. left to right: Nancy 
O'Connor. University Board member Douglas Arthur '49, Vice President for 
University Relations Sara Kirkland. John Kirkland; back row: visiting lecturer 
in Russian Natalya Ivanova Vanyushkma. University Board Chair 
Harold O'Connor, Diane Lopardo. and University Board member 
Nicholas Lopardo '68. 

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SPRING 1993 


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Class of '92 Report 




Coming of Age 

usquehanna University 
became a pioneer in coeducation when it opened its 
doors to women from the Susquehanna Female 
College in 1873. Today, more than 120 years later, 
women and women's concerns are clearly making an 
impact on a Susquehanna education. This edition of 
Susquehanna Today looks at ways in which the cam- 
pus community is increasing awareness and encour- 
aging sensitivity to women's issues, both in and 
beyond the curriculum. 

Today's progress reflects evolution on campuses 
across the nation. The seeds of change at 
Susquehanna took special root in the results of the 
1984 evaluation by the Middle States Association of 
Colleges and Schools, the accrediting agency for 
higher education, calling for more recruitment and 
advancement of women and minorities. A successful 
national conference on Women, The Arts and Society 
held on campus in 1988 had additional impact. 

Nourished by new priorities and the movement of 
more women into administrative and faculty posi- 
tions, many of the seeds of the past ten years have 
produced results: 

• Students can now choose a new minor in 
women's studies. 

• A Women's Resource Center helps the 
campus community address diverse 

• An innovative mentor program helps 
women business students get a head start 
on job networking. 

• Last spring's "Take Back the Night" 
candlelight vigil sponsored by the new 
campus chapter of Men Against Rape 
was the largest of its kind in 

• A planned on-campus child 
care center will provide 
both a learning laboratory 
for a new early childhood 
curriculum and support 
for faculty, staff and 

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Suzanne Venchko '68 visits the alumni career fair. 

Building "diversity and mutual 
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93 expressed in President Joel 
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the University board of directors. 
Increasing recognition of women's 
issues on campus is seen by many as one 
important path to reaching that goal. 

Much of the impetus has come from a 
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Working Group formed in 1989. A steer- 
ing committee which developed the aca- 
demic minor program and continues to 
explore related issues, the diverse group 
includes men and women faculty and 
students. "This is not an exclusive 
thing," stresses Assistant Professor of 
English Susan Albertine, one of the cur- 
rent co-directors of the group. "We want 
to encourage men and women to talk 
about sexuality for the good of every- 

The inclusion of men and the inclusion 
of women's studies courses across the 
the curriculum are crucial to avoid mar- 
ginalizing women's studies as pertaining 
to issues only of concern to women. 

"Women's issues are as educationally 
important for men as they are for 
women," says Jeanne Neff, dean of fac- 
ulty and vice president for academic 
affairs. "By design, the women's studies 
courses are integrated within departmen- 
tal curricula. Many fulfill Core 
Curriculum requirements. We're hoping 
by this means to reach a very broad audi- 

Susquehanna introduced a formal 
women's studies program in 1991-92. 
The multidisciplinary program explores 
the history of women, their contempo- 
rary status and future possibilities. 

The new program "encourages faculty 
and staff to consider an important area of 
new scholarship and knowledge," says 
Donald Housley, dean of arts and sci- 
ences. It also provides a valuable insight 
into changing gender relationships in the 
modem world. "If young people are 
going to be prepared to live in the next 
century, they've got to have a way to 
deal with these changes." 

"We're telling the history that's never 
been told," says Susan Albertine. 
"Women are slightly more than half the 
world's population, yet until 20 or 25 
years ago, history hardly understood 

The University currently offers a 
minor in women's studies as well as an 
associate degree through the Office of 
Continuing Education. The minor con- 
sists of 20 semester hours, including a 
required introductory course and a cap- 
stone seminar and research project. The 
remaining courses cut across the curricu- 
lum and range from the biology of 
women and gender stereotyping to 
women in literature, history, philosophy 
and music, as well as a new course on 
women in French film. 

Four women officially declared the 
minor in its first year; six students, 
including one man, are currently enrolled 
in the program and more are expected in 
the coming year. Other students are tak- 
ing the courses as electives, and classes, 
says Albertine, are "full to the brim." 

Freeman, former national president of 
the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. and 
Associate Professor of Music Susan 


vv omen in 
Key Positions 

Women in visible positions make a 
statement about the value and contribu- 
tions of women. They can also create 
policies responsive to women, help pro- 
vide access, and serve as role models. 

As recently as 1984 virtually all key 
administrative posts and the large major- 
ity of faculty positions at Susquehanna 
were held by men — commencement 
even included the masculine tradition of 
hat-doffing. Today roughly 40 percent of 
administrative positions, including both 
vice-presidencies, are filled by women. 

While the last Middle States evaluation 
in 1984 found women held a low 19% of 
faculty positions, the total next year will 
be at least 35%. 

There are also more women, represent- 
ing more diverse backgrounds, on the 
University's board of directors. 
Legislative assistant Carol Kehler '74, 
civic leader and photographer Judy 
Wentz, educator Lynn Hassinger 
Askew '57 and Associate Professor 
Susan Bowers have all been elected 
within the past year. They join neonatol- 
ogist Dawn Grigg Mueller '68 of the 
Medical College of Virginia; Jane 


Women Graduates 
as a Resource 

Successful women graduates are 
returning to campus to bring a real-world 
perspective to the classroom to help stu- 
dents prepare for lives and careers ahead. 
Some alumnae, such as consultant Beth 
Evans Sullivan '75, attorney Sandy 
Rocks '75 and biogenic engineer Joann 
Pochekailo Suzick '77 have come back 
for panel discussions on topics such as 
balancing a career and family life. Signe 
Gates '71, assistant general counsel for 
General Signal Corporation, and Mary 
Coughlin '82, vice president of Morgan 
Stanley Asset Management, recently vis- 
ited classes at the Sigmund Weis School 
of Business. Suzanne Yenchko '68, 
director of natural resources for the 
Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce, 
participated in the Office of Career 
Development and Placement's new 
alumni career fair. Others assist in 
arranging internships or extemships and 
funding scholarships. 

Alumnae are also the key resource in 
the Sigmund Weis School's mentor pro- 
gram for women business students. 
Launched last year by Assistant 
Professor of Management Mary Cianni, 
the program links students with profes- 
sional role models who can help clarify 
career goals, provide information and 
serve as career coach and advisor. A 
recent article on the program by the 
Associated Press appeared in more than 
130 newspapers in 39 states. 

Andrea Dowhower. student activities director and 
assistant lacrosse coach, works c/ose/y with stu- 

Susquehanna is also finding creative 
ways to interest and support women in 
pursuing careers in the sciences. For the 
past several years the University has 
graduated a far greater percentage of 
women in the sciences and mathematics 
than the national average. In 1992, more 
than 1 3 percent of senior women 
majored in mathematics or one of the 
science fields. 

The percentage of entering women 
majoring in the sciences at Susquehanna 
is also well above the national average 
— 14.4% compared with 5.2% national- 
ly. A recent survey of alumnae working 
in science and technology identified pos- 
sible reasons: small class size, and facul- 
ty who are available for one-on-one col- 
laboration and who have a "you can do 

2 Susquehanna Today 

Melissa juniper '95 and Assistant Professor of English Susan Albertine meet in the Women's 
Resource Center. 

it" attitude. The unusual design of the 
new Fisher Science Hall which fosters an 
interdisciplinary community environ- 
ment is also thought to be a factor. 


and Sports 

As recently as 1 974, there were just 
three varsity sports for women at 
Susquehanna. Today there are nine, 
including cross country and lacrosse, 
both elevated to varsity status this spring. 
There are also increasing opportunities 
for women in club sports, such as crew, 
and intramurals. Mike Ferlazzo, 
Susquehanna's sports information direc- 
tor, looks at athletic opportunities for 
women in a Susquehanna Today sports 
story on page seven. 


'omens Resource 

The Women's Resource Center serves 
as a hub for women's activities on cam- 
pus both in and outside the classroom. It 
also illustrates the campus community's 
commitment to women's issues. 

"Women at SU do have a voice. They 
have in fact many voices," says Assistant 
Professor of English Susan Albertine. 
"There is a network of support here that 
is valued, that works." 

Two student workers and numerous 
volunteers staff the referral and drop-in 
center on the first floor of Bogar Hall. 
The Center includes a small library and a 
variety of resource materials related to 
women's issues and services. 

The Center works closely with the 
University's Office of Multicultural 
Affairs which provides assistance to a 
variety of campus organizations con- 
cerned with women's issues. These 
include active chapters of the National 
Organization for Women (N.O.W.), Men 
Against Rape (M.A.R.) and Helping 
Others Protect Each Other (H.O.P.E.), a 
campus group providing escorts for 

women walking on campus after dark. 
The recent appointment of a new multi- 
cultural affairs director, Shawn Arango, 
who is both a woman and an African- 
American, is being viewed as an impor- 
tant step for minorities and women on 




vomen s 

Faculty members in many departments 
are currently conducting research related 
to women's issues. An informal group 
formed to share research results has also 
encouraged collaborative projects. One 
joint project, by Associate Professor of 
Speech Communications Beverly 
Romberger and Assistant Professor of 
Management Mary Cianni. explores the 
treatment of women and minorities in the 
corporate world. Their study focuses on 
the experiences of managers and execu- 
tives at a Fortune 500 company and what 
effect gender and race have on access to 
certain types of developmental experi- 
ences. Some of the treatment differences 
uncovered by their research actually 
inspired the creation of the women's 
mentor program in the Sigmund Weis 
School of Business. 

Interest in women's issues has spilled 
over to student research projects as well. 
Last semester sophomore honors student 
Melissa Juniper looked at how various 
social factors contribute to loss of self- 
esteem in adolescent women. She specif- 
ically examined how girls and boys are 
treated differently in school and by their 
parents, and the influence of the media's 
portrayal of women. Melissa presented 
her findings at a recent meeting of a tri- 
county chapter of the National 
Organization for Women. 


vvomen and 
Sexual Harassment 

The University's policy on sexual 
harassment is an integral part of the 

statement of human rights adopted in 
1988. Appearing in student, faculty and 
staff handbooks, the policy covers 
instances of harassment between stu- 
dents and other students as well as stu- 
dents and faculty, and employees and 
supervisors. While surveys in 1989 and 
1992 indicated women students found 
Susquehanna in general to be a very sup- 
portive academic network, they also 
illuminated a concern about instances of 
harassment, particularly by male stu- 

The policy defines harassment and out- 
lines grievance procedures for dealing 
with reported incidents. The dean of stu- 
dents. University chaplain, and director 
of counseling act as mediators in such 
cases. Each member of the group has 
typically handled between one and four 
cases a year. Last year, perhaps due to 
increased awareness, at least seven stu- 
dents visited Chaplain Christopher 
Thomforde to report instances of harass- 

To advertise the policy and encourage 
reporting, the Women's Resource Center 
will produce and distribute a pamphlet 
similar to the center's previously pub- 
lished piece on sexual assault. 

The Office of Student Life is also plan- 
ning a workshop for faculty on the topic. 
"We have an obligation to help people 
become more sensitive to what harass- 
ment is and the negative impact it can 
have on a campus sense of community." 
explains Dean of Student Life Dorothy 
Anderson "We all need to look at our 
behavior," she stresses. "I've been an 
instinctive hugger over the years. Now I 
ask 'Do you need a hug?' or 'Do you 
want a hug?'" 


and Violence 

Most people think of life skills as top- 
ics such as money management or deal- 
ing with stress. On college campuses 
across the country, they also include 
dealing with one of the most common 
forms of violence against women, date 

rape. New first-year students at 
Susquehanna discuss the issue during 
their first weeks on campus in a special 
orientation session. One of a series of 
required modules designed to ease their 
transition to college life, the session fea- 
tures a presentation by the 
Metamorphosis Performing Company. 
Also in recognition of the impact of 
violence and sexual assault against 
women. Susquehanna has had an active 
campus chapter of Men Against Rape 
(M.A.R.) since 1991-92. The group 
meets weekly and has been a key force 
behind the campus community's partici- 
pation in the national "Take Back the 
Night" activities to increase awareness of 
the problem. Last year's event here, co- 
sponsored by N.O.W., M.A.R. and 
Susquehanna Valley Women in 
Transition, was the largest in the state of 
Pennsylvania. The second annual "Take 
Back the Night" program on April 29 
included a candlelight dinner, a "speak- 
out" for survivors of rape, domestic vio- 
lence and sexual assault, and a march 
through campus and downtown 


or further information: 

•Women's Resource Center, 372-4377 

•The Sigmund Weis School of Business 
Mentor Program for Women, Dr. Mary 
Cianni, 372-4459 

•Susquehanna University chapter of the 
National Organization for Women, Dr. 
Susan Albertine, co-advisor, 372-4202 

•Men Against Rape, Dr. Peter Deekle, 
advisor, 372-4320. 

•Women's Studies minor program. Dr. 
Susan Bowers, 372-4198 

•Office of Multicultural Affairs, Shawn 
Arango, director, 372-4302 

•Helping Others Protect Each Other 
(H.O.P.E.), 372-HOPE, or Dr. Diane 
Michalik-Bonner, advisor, 372-4238 

Associated Press photo by Craig Houu 
Susquehanna University freshman business major Colleen Supinski (left; of Easton shares a laugh during 
orientation with her mentor. Mary Mack, who works lor Quality Systems & Support of Washington. D.C. 

Susquehanna Today 3 

ampus News 

Gala Ribbon Cutting: 

Dedicating the Lore A. Degenstein Gallery 

Aileen Whitmer. Nancy Hunsinger and 
President Emeritus Dr. Gusrave Weber. 

The University community and friends 
rolled out the red carpet for a gala 
evening dedicating the new Lore A. 
Degenstein Gallery on Sunday, April 1 8. 
About 220 guests turned out for a special 
lecture, ribbon-cutting and champagne 

E. Wayne Craven, Henry Francis 
duPont Winterthur Professor of Art 
History at the University of Delaware, 
was guest lecturer for the event. 
Craven's lecture and slide show topic, 
"What Landscape Art has Meant to 
America," complemented the gallery's 
hanging exhibition of landscapes by 
American Post-Impressionist painter 
Walter Elmer Schofield. 

The evening included the unveiling of 
a plaque by Charles Degenstein who 
established the gallery in honor of his 
wife Lore. Gallery Director Valerie A. 
Livingston, head of the Department of 
Art, presented a dedicatory key to 

Charles Degenstein. Henry Diers, dean 
of the School of Fine Arts and 
Communications, presented ribbon- 
cutting shears to Lore Degenstein. 
Harold C. O'Connor, chairman of the 
University board of directors, and 
University President Joel Cunningham 
made remarks. 

The gallery opened its doors in 
February with the Schofield exhibition: 
Proud Painter of Modest Lands. The 
show featured 45 paintings and drawings 
and concluded with the dedication. 

The 4,400 square foot gallery is part of 
a $5 million 30,000 square-foot addition 
to the University's Charles B. 
Degenstein Campus Center. The addition 
also includes a new 447-seat theater, 
dedicated last October, and provides a 
special setting to link visual art with the 
performing arts. The location of both 
facilities on the busy Campus Center 
concourse places the arts at the very 
heart of the campus community. 

The gallery offers versatile exhibition 
space including 15- foot-high ceilings in 
the upper level, reinforced floors and 
moveable partition walls. A lower level, 
currently used for storage, preparation 
and conservation, has been designed to 
accommodate future expansion. An 
integral sound system, computerized 
lighting, a security system and 
environmental controls all support 
professional gallery operations. 

Frequently changing exhibitions will 
feature painting, sculpture, photography, 
graphics and decorative arts. 

Doing the honors to officially open the gallery, from left to right, are Gallery Director Valerie 
Livingston. Charles Degenstein. University President Joel Cunningham. Chairman of the Board 
Harold O'Connor, Lore Degenstein and Henry Diers. dean of the School of Fine Arts and 

Valerie Livingston and Lore Degenstein greet guests 
4 Susauehanna Todav 

Inaugural Year Exhibition Schedule 

February 20 - April 1 8 

Walter Elmer Schofield: Proud Painter of Modest 

April 28 - May 1 6. 1 993 

A Celebration of Religious Art: Old and Modern 
Masters from the Lutheran Brotherhood 
Collection and Stations of the Cross by Dorothy 

Sept. 1 8 - Nov. 7. 1 993 

Intimate Perceptions: Aesthetic Considerations of 
Photography Through the Microscope 

Nov. 20. 1 993 - December 1 9. 1 993 

Paintings and Monotypes by Florence 

March 1 9 - May 1 5. 1 994 

Joseph Priestley's American Legacy 

The Lore A. Degenstein Gallery is open to the public free of 
charge during the University's fall and spring semesters. Hours 
are Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesdays from 
noon to 1 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and by appointment. Further 
information is available by calling the director at 372-4291 . 


> Shawn Arango has joined the 
campus community as director of 
multicultural affairs. She comes to 
Susquehanna from her alma mater Penn 
State, where she worked for two years as 
a graduate intern for The Center for 
Conflict Management and an 
administrative intern for student services. 
She also served on both the Commission 
for Women and Equal Opportunity 
Planning Committee and earned one of 
the University's Black Achievement 

>■ Florence Putterman had an 
exhibition titled "Explorations in Several 
Media," at the Doshi Gallery in 
Harrisburg from January 14-February 6. 
She recently received the Earl Horten 
Award for Excellence in Graphics at the 
Philadelphia Watercolor Society 
Exhibition in the Woodmere Museum. 

> Professor of French Jack Kolbert 
recently wrote an article, "A Tribute to a 
Great Wilson Alumna: Mary Sinclair 
Crawford," for the Wilson College 
Alumnae Quarterly, Winter 1992 and 
another titled, "Two Views of 
Contemporary French Literature: 
Vercors and Michel Butor," in the 
Winter '92-'93 edition of French- 
American Review (Society of the Legion 
of Honor.) 

>• Eileen Banta-Colescott joined the 
staff of Blough-Weis Library as 
periodicals coordinator. She holds a B.S. 
in Elementary Education/Library Science 
from Lock Haven State College and has 
had considerable experience in private 

> Associate Professor of English Gary 
Fincke will have three new stories 

appear this spring. "The Nazi on the 
Phone," the first chapter of a novel-in- 
progress about the Kent State killings in 
1970, will be published in the Cimarron 
Review. "The Underground House" will 
appear in the South Carolina Review, 
and "Faculty X" will be published in The 
Journal. He will also have poetry 
featured in Prairie Schooner, American 
Literary Review and the summer issue of 
The Missouri Review, and an essay in the 
May issue of The Cresset. 
>■ Assistant Professors of Economics AH 
Zadeh and Olugbenga Onafowora 
recently presented three papers by 
Susquehanna faculty and their co-authors 
at the Allied Social Science Associations 
Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California. 
Dr. Onafowora presented a paper written 
jointly with Associate Professor Antonin 
Rusek, on "Monetary Policy, Real 
Output and Price Behavior in 
Developing Countries: A Case Study 
with African Data;" and another co- 
written with Oluwole Owoye on "The 
Impact of Monetary Discipline in CFA 
Franc Zone Countries." Dr. Zadeh 
presented his joint work with Elyas 
Elyasiani on "Generalized Functional 
Forms and the Demand for Money in an 
Open Economy: The Case of the United 

> Professor of English and Director and 
Editor of the Susquehanna University 
Press Hans Feldmann has been named 
as Acting Dean of Arts and Sciences in 
1993-94, replacing Don Housley who 
will be on sabbatical. 
>■ English Instructor Frank Hoffman, 
chaired a session on comparative 
medieval literature entitled "Author to 

Author: Visions and Revisions," at the 
Northeast Modern Language Association 
(NEMLA) conference in Philadelphia. 
He also delivered a paper on Dante 
entitled "Da la cintola': Bisected Bodies 
and that Cord Again in Inferno XVI." 
>• Susan Morrison, adjunct lecturer in 
art, recently exhibited her work in a two- 
woman show at the Doshi Center for 
Contemporary Art in Harrisburg. She has 
also had recent shows at the Amos End 
Gallery in the SoHo district of New York 
City and the Bromfield Gallery in 

>• Professor Lou Rossman, head of the 
music department, recently served as a 
music consultant at the Southern 
Division Music Educators National 
Conference in Savannah, GA. He also 
published an article in the March issue of 
the Pennsylvania Music Educators 
Association Journal titled: "Bridging the 
Gap With Students Through 
Personalized Instruction: A Method for 
Beginning Teachers." 
>• Associate Professor of Management 
Paul Dion presented a paper, in French, 
to the Association Francais du Marketing 
on May 14 in Marseilles, France. 

> Professor in Accounting Ed Schwan 
had his paper entitled "Activity-Based 
Costing: Something Old, Something 
New" accepted for publication in the 
Mid-Atlantic Journal of Business. 

> Assistant Professor of Accounting 
Rick Davis has completed the 
requirements for the L.L.M, Taxation at 
Georgetown University and graduated 
with distinction. 

>• Sue Hertzog is the new head coach 
for women's softball after serving as 

assistant for the past two years. Liz 
Smoake of Lewisburg has been named 
head women's tennis coach. 
> Sheryl Postman, assistant professor 
of Spanish and Italian, read a paper in 
Spanish: "Antecedentes Clasicos: La 
Hoja Roja de Delibes" at the recent 
annual conference "La Chispa" of 
Hispanists sponsored jointly by Tulane 
and Louisiana State universities in New 

>• Richard Kozlowski, professor of 
physics, and Partner-In-Science Todd 
Smeltz, a teacher at Upper Dauphin Area 
High School, attended the 1993 Science 
Partnerships in Action meeting 
sponsored by the Research Corporation 
and the Whitaker Foundation in Tucson, 
Arizona. Smeltz presented work with a 
poster paper "Sodium in the Lunar 
Atmosphere," jointly authored with 
Kozlowski, Professor of Physics Fred 
Grosse, senior physics major Robert L. 
Morris, and colleagues from the 
University of Arizona. 
>■ Giose Rimanelli, research associate 
in modern languages and an 
internationally known Italian writer, has 
been named honorary 1993 president of 
the American Association of Italian 
Studies. Three sessions of the 
Association's recent conference focused 
on scholarly papers dealing with 
Rimanelli's published novels. 
>• Sue Jones has taken over as the 
campus scheduler in the Campus Center. 
Predecessor Barb Erdman is working as 
the housekeeping supervisor for Physical 
Plant and remains the treasurer for the 
Credit Union. 

Sigmund Weis School of Business 
Receives A AC SB Accreditation 

The Sigmund Weis School of Business has earned accreditation from the 
American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The School 
joins a select group of only about 20 percent of all the business programs in the 
United States to hold such recognition. 

The group announced the move at its annual meeting in Seattle last month. "At 
a time when the words quality and excellence are used so casually, I am pleased 
that our school and university have been recognized for meeting and exceeding a 
set of very high standards," said Dr. Carl Bellas, dean of the Sigmund Weis 

Just 1 1 schools in Pennsylvania have AACSB accreditation including Carnegie 
Mellon, Lehigh and Penn State universities, the University of Pittsburgh and the 
University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. Susquehanna is one of 
only five private, undergraduate-only universities in the country to be so recog- 

The AACSB accreditation offers a number of benefits to students including bet- 
ter visibility for Weis School graduates in the job market. In addition, it will 
improve the likelihood of students being accepted in accredited MBA programs 
and having Susquehanna business courses accepted to fulfill MBA requirements 
at graduate schools. 

Jonathan Weis Joins Board of Directors 

The board of directors of Susquehanna University has elected Jonathan Weis 
a member of the board for a three-year term. 

Weis is a native of Sunbury and a graduate of Shikellamy High School. While 
a student at Shikellamy, he took classes at Susquehanna University during the 
1984-85 terms. He is a 1989 graduate of Yale University with a degree in 

Weis is employed as a manager and executive with Weis Markets where he 
oversees store and department management at the Milton regional office. 

OCTOBER 8, 9, 10, 1993 






8 910 


Homecoming Weekend 

Susquehanna Today 5 

Cast Your Ballots 

The Annual Meeting of the Susquehanna University 

Alumni Association will be held during the Alumni 

Reunion and Awards Luncheon on Saturday, June 5, 

1993 in Evert Dining Hall, Degenstein Campus 


Elections will be held, and the nominees lo be voted on are: 

For a Ihree-year term as Alumni Representative to the Susquehanna 
University Board of Directors: 

Terry L. March '67 , 

New York City, NY 

For one-year terms as officers of the Susquehanna University Alumni 


Carol B. Kehler 74, 

Mcchanif sburg. PA 

First Vice President 
Richard D. Spotts '68. 
Doylestown. PA 

Second Vice President 

Roxane Havice Vermillion 71, 

Summit Hill, PA 


Dorothy "Dee" Wesner '81, 

Dauphin, PA 


Chester G. Rowe '52, 

Selinsgrove, PA 

For three-year terms as members-at-large to the Susquehanna 
University Alumni Association: 

Pierre V. Duy '84, 

Alexandria, VA 

Margaret Anne Finley 
Flournoy '85, 
Whitehall, PA 

Stephen C. Gettier '63, 
Lemoyne, PA 

Maria Wernikowski 
Macfarlan '62, 

Ridgewood, NJ 

Rebecca Shade Mignot '54, 
Danville. PA 

Richard K. Renn 73, 

York, PA 

Stanley R. Shilling '57, 
Freehold. NJ 

For a two-year term as member-at-large to the Susquehanna 
University Alumni Association: 

Jeffrey S. Gir king 79, 

Hazelton, PA 

For a one-year term as member-at-large to the Susquehanna 
University Alumni Association: 

Ellen Schmidt Odenath 79, 

Short HUls, NJ 

All Susquehanna University alumni are eligible and encouraged to 
participate in this meeting. 


H. Vernon '31 and Marie Blough have 
provided for Susquehanna through a 
generous charitable gift annuity. Proceeds 
from this gift will eventually support the 
University's general endowment fund. 

The Richard E. and Alberta J. Ditty 
Scholarship Fund has been established 
through a charitable gift annuity from 
Alberta J. Ditty. The scholarship will 
support students majoring in business who 
have achieved junior or senior standing and 
who have shown outstanding academic 
achievement. Preference will be given to 
students who demonstrate financial need. 

The Charles F. and Edna Mae '49 
Harkness Business Endowment has been 
created through a gift from the estate of 
Charles F. Harkness. The fund will support 
the Sigmund Weis School of Business. 

Lutheran Brotherhood, a fraternal 
benefits society, is providing scholarship 
assistance to thirteen Susquehanna students 
during 1992-93 through a grant of $14,600. 

The Margaret O. McCormick 
Charitable Trust has awarded 
Susquehanna a grant of $10,000 for the 
recently-completed renovation of Steele 
Hall. In 1989, The McCormick Charitable 
Trust provided a grant to support the 
renovation of Fisher Science Hall. 

Assistant Professor of Biology Margaret 
Peeler has received a grant of $75,000 from 
the National Institutes of Health. The 
grant will support summer research for Dr. 
Peeler and two student assistants in their 
study of the role of cell interactions during 
embryonic development. 

1993-94 Tuition Set 

Susquehanna University's board of directors has approved tuition and fees for the 1993- 
94 academic year. The new figures represent the lowest percentage increase since 1974-75. 

Comprehensive fees for next year will be $19,950. The $970 increase for entering 
students is 5.1 percent more than in 1992-93. 

"Again this year we expect our increase to be one of the lowest among similar colleges 
and universities," said University President Joel Cunningham. "Recognizing the economic 
pressures that many families are facing, we were determined to keep any increase as low as 
possible without adversely affecting educational quality." 

He noted that last year each administrative and academic unit of the University examined 
its programs to identify areas of savings. The University is already implementing a number 
of helpful suggestions. 

One area of the budget that has continued to grow rapidly is the cost of providing 
financial aid to students. "Susquehanna is committed to serving a student body of high 
ability which represents diverse backgrounds and means," he said. "We will continue to 
explore ways to achieve this goal while keeping costs for all students fair and reasonable. 
Fortunately, some of the pressures on our financial aid budget are expected to ease as the 
national economy improves." 



That's right, we have only a few short weeks before the 1992-93 
Susquehanna University Fund's June 30 deadline. 

This means you have only a few short weeks to make your gift to 
help us reach our $1.1 million goal. 

This means you have only a few short weeks to send a corporate 
matching gift form. 

This means you have only a few short weeks to join the 3.000 other 
alumni supporting the SUF in helping us reach our 40% alumni 
participation goal. 

Don't get caught short, make your gift today! 

6 Susquehanna Today 

Crusader Women's Sports: 

Experiencing Prosperity, Seeking Greater Equity 

Members of the Crusader Women's basketball team celebrate 
their NCAA Division /// Northwest championship and 19-7 

Susquehanna University Assistant Director of 
Athletics Connie Hamum has seen women's athletics 
come a long way from the "organized activity" label 
they had when she started at Susquehanna in 1974. 

Back then, there were only three women's sports. And 
recruiting in those sports was "basically illegal" 
according to the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics 
for Women (A1AW). which governed women's 
athletics at that time. Many women athletes also lacked 
skills — often due to coaching limitations on the high 
school level 

"The main thrust at that time was on men's sports," 
recalls Harnum. "Women's sports were condoned as 
long as they didn't interfere with the men's programs." 

That's not the case anymore. Susquehanna now 
sponsors competition for nine varsity women's sports 
with 142 participants. That's two more sports and some 
40 more women athletes than five years ago. Women's 
programs now also compete under the same NCAA 

governing body as the men and can vie for NCAA 
Division III national championships. They've already 
done so numerous times, most recently with this year's 
19-7 women's basketball team which made its third 
straight trip to the national tournament. 

Also the head coach of Susquehanna's field hockey 
program, Harnum brought her team to the brink of 
qualifying for the national tournament last year with a 
school record 12-2-2 campaign which came up just 
short of an at-large berth. She's proud of the strides 
made by all the Crusader women's sports programs, but 
still envisions more work ahead for even greater equity 
in the future. 

"They've (women's sports) grown in number and 
quality of schedule. They've also reached a more 
equitable situation in use of facilities," says Harnum. 
"We've gotten closer, but I can't say we've reached a 
100 percent equitable situation. 

"The greatest need is still for more full-time women's 
athletic staff. To maintain the quality of the programs 
we've established, we owe our female students more 
exposure to women professionals in this area. We've 
added all these sports since I've been here, but we still 
have only two full-time women on staff." 

Her husband Don Harnum, the director of athletics at 
Susquehanna, shares his wife's concern over women's 
staffing. Ultimately, one of his long-term goals may be 
the answer to his wife's dream. 

"One of my hopes is ideally to have all of the 
women's sports here coached by women. In doing so, 
we would have to realize that we'd be bucking the 
national trend where over half of the women's sports 
are coached by men," he says. "I would still like to have 
enough women to coach our women's sports." 

Hamum strongly believes he'll achieve his goal some 
day. In the meantime, he feels good about the direction 

Basketball/Alumni Style 

Crusader basketball veterans tipped off with up and com- 
ers in an Alumni Basketball game preceding a regular sea- 
son varsity game this winter. About 1 6 former players 
returned to play the current junior vanity squad in a game 
which organizers hope to make an annual event. Here 
Craig Harper '92 drives to the basket steps ahead of 
sophomore lorn Goas and freshman Jeff Rumbaugh. 
Right, sophomores Lenny Reyes and Doug Donohoe battle 
against Carlton Corprew, who played in 1985-86, for the 
best team in school history. The alumni won the game. 

Freshman Cheryl Irvine and junior ]en Snook helped earn the 
1992 field hockey team an outstanding 12-2-2 season. 

of women's athletic programs at Susquehanna. 

They are gaining in strength and competitiveness and 
are currently among some of the best in the Middle 
Atlantic Conference. 

Susquehanna Today 7 


lumni News 

Dear Fellow Alumni: 

Here at Susquehanna, we traditionally 
observe class reunions at five-year 
intervals, so it seems appropriate that this 
year's Alumni Weekend should be 
something really special. 1993 marks the 
fifth time that this celebration has been 
held after commencement and the 
completion of a full cycle of 
participation by all of you with ten or 
more years of "seniority." 

When this new format was adopted in 
1 989 after observing Alumni Day for so 
many years in early May, there was 
understandably a little hesitation by 
some alumni. However, the response to 
this change — from those of you who 
have returned these past four years — 
has been overwhelmingly positive, and 

its popularity continues to increase with 
each successive Alumni Weekend. In 
addition to expanding the program to 
three days, we now have the flexibility of 
using all of our outstanding campus 
facilities and housing you in our 
residence halls (which are definitely not 
as you remember them!). 

For 1993, our Alumni Weekend theme 
is " Rediscover the Magic," and for those 
of you who haven't been back on 
campus for awhile, it may appear that 
something magical has indeed been 
going on! In the past year we've opened 
the new Degenstein Center Theater and 
Lore A.Degenstein Gallery, completely 
renovated Steele and Hassinger Halls, 
and removed the ivy from Selinsgrove 
Hall. Other recent alterations include the 
expanded Fisher Science Hall and the 
Blough-Weis Library. Yet, despite all of 
the change, you'll still recognize SU as 
that place you fondly remember from 
your student days. And by the way, if 
you need to get reoriented, we'll be 
offering a number of campus tours 
throughout Alumni Weekend. 

This year we're planning a wide 
variety of activities throughout the three 
day celebration including a Saturday 

morning get together in front of Weber 
Chapel Auditorium that includes class 
reunion photos, refreshments, 
caricatures, "just for fun" palm reading, 
and, of course, magic. As always, the 
highlight of any Alumni Weekend will 
be the Reunion and Awards Luncheon. 
This year, we will be honoring Carl 
Hitchner '62 for Achievement and Ruth 
McCorkill '43 for Service as well as 
presenting a special award to George 
R.F. Tamke who served the University in 
various roles for more than 25 years. 

The annual meeting of the Alumni 
Association will also occur during the 
luncheon, and the most important item 
which requires action will be the election 
of your officers, board members, and 
representative to the University board of 
directors. These individuals will 
determine the direction and set the 
priorities that the Alumni Association 
will follow in the future, and they are 
also the Susquehannans who represent 
your interests with the University as a 
whole. They welcome your input 
throughout the year. 

Of course, even with all of the 
entertainment, the activities, and the 
food, the real magic of this weekend 

comes from YOU. The renewing of old 
friendships, the reminiscing, the sharing 
— that's what Alumni Weekend really 
is, and only you have the power to make 
it happen. 
I'll see you there. 


Sam Kuba '75 

Director of Alumni Relations 

P.S. If you still enjoy having the students 
on campus when you return, 
Homecoming '93 is scheduled for 
October 9th! 

Please send your alumni news to: 

Office of Alumni Relations 
Susquehanna University 
Selinsgrove, PA 1 7870- 1 001 

Material received before May 28 will be 

included in the summer issue. 


June 12 

June 27 

July 17 
August 7 

Tour of Fonthill and 
Mercer Museum. 
Picnic Lunch 
Doylestown, PA 

"Susquehanna Summer 
Celebration" — Barbecue 
& Baseball on City 
Island, Harrisburg, PA 

Pool Party & Cookout 
Watermill, Long Island 

"Susquehanna at the 
Seashore" Beach Party 
Long Beach Island, NJ 



Roberta Gaetz Palmer '48 wrote and 
produced a sound/slide program about the 
Anthracite Coal Region of Pennsylvania. The 
program was entered in a competition 
sponsored by the Virginia Educational Media 
Association and won first place in the 
Nonhem Virginia Potomac Region. It was 
awarded the first place blue ribbon in the state 
championship at Norfolk, VA. Palmer is head 

45th Reunion • Class of '48 

librarian in Fairfax County Public School and 
was the only professional from Fairfax 
County, Virginia, to win an individual award' 
in any category in the state competition. 
Formerly only for student productions, the 
competition has been open to professionals 
for two years. Palmer has won first place in 
the slide/sound division both years. 

' 50S 

40th Reunion • Class of '53 / 

Samuel D. Ross Jr. '54 

Then U.S. Secretary of the Treasury 
Nicholas F. Brady named Samuel D. 
Ross, Jr. '54 to chair the 1993 Insurance 
Industry U.S. Savings Bond Campaign. Ross, 

who is president and C.E.O. of Pennsylvania 
Blue Shield, will head a committee of 
business leaders in the insurance industry 
who, in cooperation with the U.S. Savings 
Bond Division, will assist in promoting bond 
sales throughout the country. 

35th Reunion • Class of '58 



The Mercer County Private Industry 
Council has selected Alien I. Rowe '60 as 
chairman for the 1992-93 program year. 
Rowe is chief administrative and financial 
officer at the Institute for Advanced Study in 
Princeton where he is responsible for the 
management of its endowment fund. 

30th Reunion -Class of '63 


P e ggy Thoman Luscko '63 has been 
named marketing manager of Medi Fax 
Consultants. Inc.. Atco, NJ. The consultants 
at Medi Fax provide medical case 
management and claims auditing services for 
insurance companies and self-insured 
corporations for worker's compensation and 
health insurance. 

Nancy Corson Carter '65 has published 
Martha. Mary, and Jesus: Weaving Action 
and Contemplation in Daily Life. In the 
introduction she mentions her years at 
Susquehanna among the experiences in her 
life that trained her to consider crucial issues 
within the context of a faith tradition. Carter, 
professor of humanities at Eckerd College in 
St. Petersburg, Florida, is a nationally 
published poet, essayist and reviewer. 

F. Warren Ebert '66 was named acting 
police chief, Millburn, NJ. A lifetime resident 
of the township, Ebert has been a member of 
the town's police force for 26 years. He 
graduated from the National Academy of the 
Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1985. 

25th Reunion -Class of '68 


Benjamin L. Jones "68 is a member of 
The Keystone Brass Quintet. The group 
performs an annual Church Square Concert 
Series in Lititz, PA. 

70 s 

Jeffrey R. Scott '70 was named business 
administrator of South Brunswick School 
District, NJ. He had been business 
administrator for Bergenfield's public schools 
since 1981. 

8 Susquehanna Today 

Dr. Edward W. Bogner '71 is with 
Geisinger Medical Group in Bloomsburg, 

Whitney Gay '71, a photographer in 
Winchester. MA, recently presented his 
Amish photographic work in a multi-image 
show, along with a lecture for the local 
historical society in conjunction with the 
David Lauver exhibit at the Griffin Center for 
Photographic Art. Lauver is a faculty member 
at Susquehanna University. 

Judy Bislline Lyman '71 is pursuing a 
masters in ministerial studies at the Lutheran 
Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, PA. She 
recently presented her graduate voice recital 
at the seminary chapel accompanied by Alisa 
Kunkel '84. Judy and Alisa are choir 
director and organist at Christ Lutheran 
Church in Elizabethtown, PA. 

20th Reunion • Class of 73 


John "Jim" W. Schrader '73 has been 
named executive director for St. John 
Lutheran Care Center. Mars, PA. St. John is 
one of Pennsylvania's largest, non-profit 
geriatric nursing centers with 352 beds and a 
specialized Alzheimer's program. 

Leann R. Diehl '74 has been named 
manager of public and government affairs at 
Maine Yankee, Wiscasset. ME. 

St. Paul's Jubilate Handbell Choir of 
Orwigsburg, PA, performed at the White 
House in Washington, D. C, before 
Christmas. Beverly Schreffler Eiche '74 is 
the director of the 13-member group. 

David B. Fisher '76. a licensed 
professional planner, has been named vice 
president of development services for Gale, 
Wentworth & Dillon, the residential affiliate 
of Sammis/Gale & Wentworth, Bridgewater, 

Anthony J. Plastino '76 has formed his 
own law firm, Anthony J. Plastino II 
Attorneys at Law, in Pittsburgh, PA. Plastino 
was recently admitted into the Bar of the U.S. 
Supreme Court. 

15th Reunion 'Class of 78 


Mary Anne Pitorak '78, Shamokin Area 
Middle School music teacher, volunteers in 
community service as an emergency medical 
technician. She has been an active member of 
the Shamokin Emergency Squad and also 
serves as instructor for Susquehanna 
Emergency Health Services Council, 
American Red Cross and the American Heart 

Debra Peragino Carter '78, director of 
corporate human resources, has been 
promoted to vice president of Selective 
Insurance Co. of America and Selective Way 
Insurance Co., headquartered in Branchville, 

Nancy Zanner Correll '78 was promoted 
to release editor in the promotion and 
educational services department of the 
National Geographic Society, Washington, 

Joseph R. "Rusty" Johnson III '79 was 
appointed to the position of senior technical 
representative for the Architectural Coatings 
Business Team, Rohm and Haas Company. 
Johnson's responsibilities will include 

managing several key accounts in the central 
district and coordinating the worldwide 
Architectural Coatings activities serving ICI 
architectural coating needs. 

Andrew S. Graybill '79 has been 
promoted to purchasing manager, Pennfield 
Corporation, Lancaster, PA. He has been with 
Pennfield for 19 years. 


Gaetan T. I.ambiase '80 is regional 
director of strategic planning for Eastman 
Kodak. Miami. FL. He travels to 1 5 countries 
as marketing manager of all Latin American 
business for Kodak's consumer imaging line. 

Jack B. Treas '80 graduated from Harvard 
University Business School's 13-week 
executive program for management 
development. Treas is vice president- 
marketing for Buckman Laboratories Inc. in 
Memphis, TN. 

Peter C. Cary '8! 

Peter C. Carey '81, vice president with 
KAW Marketing Inc., was named Public 
Information "Volunteer of the Year" by the 
American Cancer Society, Morris County. 
NJ, Unit, as well as to a first term on the 
Morris Unit's Board of Managers. 

10th Reunion 'Class of '83 

George K. Mitschele '83 has been 
appointed to cash manager and staff legal 
assistant, P.H. Glatfelter Co., Spring Grove, 

George D. Rudisill '83 and seven SU 
classmates ran in the Lake Winnipesaukee 
Relay in New Hampshire. Rudisill is a 
physical therapist at Willow Lakes Health 
Center, Lancaster, PA. 

Laura Svec D'Addato '84 is controller for 
Heath Village Retirement Community in 
Washington Township, Morris County, NJ. 

Andrew R. Gekoskie '86, director of 
instrumental music. Northwestern Lehigh 
High School, is musical director/conductor of 
the Lehigh Valley Youth Wind Symphony. 
He is currently studying orchestral 
conducting with Vincent LaSelva, conductor 
of the New York City Opera, at the Julliard 
School of Music. 

James M. Rudolf '87 was awarded the 
Navy Achievement Medal. After viewing a 
helicopter burst into flames in West Indian 
Ocean. Captain Rudolf started his helicopter 
and proceeded to the mishap site. After 
helocasting two rescue swimmers, he assisted 
in the rescue of a gravely injuried Marine. 
The swiftness of the rescue saved the 
Marine's life. 

Robert P. Vivian '87 is chief of staff for 
New Jersey State Assemblyman Monroe J. 

5th Reunion • Class of '88 

'90 s 

Jean L. Meyer '90 is district sales 
manager in the New York zone for Chrysler 

Teresa J. DeMott '90 is manager of Club 
59 health club, Stamford, CT. She is a 
certified personal trainer, as well as aerobic 
coordinator of the club. 

Brian K. Heiden '91, of Seattle, WA, is an 
instructor at Bellevue College teaching Multi 
Media Product Review. 

Carrie L. Ratkus '91 is with the 
Ash/Dentsply Division of Dentsply 
International in York, PA. 

Marine Lance Cpl. Eric Kirkland '91 
participated in a Korean Incremental Training 
Program in Pohang, Korea. 

Lisa J. Shimrak '91 was named account 
executive of the Professional Speakers 
Bureau, Speaker Services, Drexel Hill. PA. 

Final Calls 




Alumni Directory 

The telephone verification phase of 
our alumni directory project — 
your last chance to make a final 
change in your listing — is 

Since we aw publishing only 
enough directories to cover 
prepub/ication orders placed at this 
time, please let Harris 
representatives know if you are 
interested when they call. This will 
be your only opportunity to reserve 
a copy of the new Susquehanna 
University Alumni Directory. 

Customer Service Department 
Bernard C. Harris 
Publishing Co. Inc. 
3 Barker Avenue 
White Plains, NY 10601 
(800) 877-6554 

Where are YOU celebrating the Susquehanna spirit? 

This alumni quartet sent us a photo from their vacation on the 
French Riviera. Left to right: Mary "Betsy" Walker Pace '59, Peter P. 
Pace '59, E.R. "Mike" Walker '53 and his wife Carolyn. Send us 
your photos, especially if you're sporting the SU name. 

Susquehanna Today 9 



Lynn Ortiz '68 10 Robert Pietropaola. 
April 28, 1990./ 23 16 Raven Trail, West 
Columbia. SC 29169. 


Patrice A. Brogan '90 to Kyle G. McKay 
'89, April 25, 1992. St. Patrick's Roman 
Catholic Church, Highland Mills, NY. 
Susquehannans in the wedding party were 
David J. Savino '87 and Stephen C. Curran 
'87. Patrice is a purchasing agent for Dean 
Witter Reynolds Inc. in New York City. Kyle 
is global custody account liaison for Chase 
Manhattan Bank, N.A., in New York City. / 
38 North End Drive. Secaucus, NJ 07094. 


Linda K. Knutson '89 to Andrew D. 
Fiscus '89, May 23, 1992, Prince of Peace 
Lutheran Church, Princeton Junction, NJ. 
Andrew is a senior accountant with KPMG 
Peat Marwick in Harrisburg, PA. Formerly 
employed by Deloitte & Touche in New York 
City, Linda is pursuing teaching certification 
at Shippensburg University. / Apartment 1 14. 
4225 Roth Lane. Mechanicsburg. PA 17055. 


Gina L. Barca to William Sofio '89, June 
28, 1992, Holy Family Chapel, Convent 
Station, NJ. In the wedding party from 
Susquehanna were Robert E. Lytle '86 and 
Richard F. Close '88. Bill is a sales 
representative, Wamer Lambert Company. 
His wife is a human resources representative 
with the same firm. / 86 White Rock 
Boulevard. Oak Ridge, NJ 07438. 


Suzan Tobias Flanders '91 to John F. 
Scholl '65, July 10. 1992, Selinsgrove, PA. 
John, a retired Naval commander, is a power 
plant engineer for Merck & Co. Inc., 
Riverside, PA. Suzan owns Nightengale 
Consultant Inc. and is employed by the Red 
Cross Bloodmobile. / 703 North Market 
Street, Selinsgrove, PA 17870. 


Jennifer E. Krumm to Bruce W. Lackland 
'88, July 1 1 , 1 992, The Presbyterian Church, 
New Providence, NJ. Bruce is property 
manager with Lackland Brothers Inc. His 
wife is a fourth-grade teacher in New 


To Clay and Francine Patarino Brice '71, 
a son, David Clay, September 28, 1990. / 
3429 Marston Drive. Orlando, FL 32812- 

To Brian and Karen Smith Grip '85, a 
son, Michael Brian, February I, 1992. Karen 
is in contract preparation management for 
Disney Vacation Club, Orlando, FL. / 4516 
Heritage Oak Drive, Orlando, FL 32808. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Christopher A. 
Thorsheim '85, a daughter, Chelsea Lauren, 
February 17, 1992. / 7 Sedona Court, 
Englishtown, NJ 07726. 

To John and Patricia St. Clair Falcone 
'85, a daughter, Natalie Jean, February 17, 
1992. She joins sister Megan Clair who was 
born January 17, 1990. / 909 Gates Drive, 
West Chester, PA 19380-5510. 

To David and Sherry Rohm Woodward 
'79, a son, Jacob Rohm, July 17, 1992./ 1136 
West Chester Road, Coatesville, PA 19320- 

To Lawrence and Alex Ann Perry 
Borkowski '82, a daughter, Hannah Marie, 
August 18, 1992. / 607 Paulison Avenue, 
Clifton, NJ 0701 1. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Christopher K. Lupolt 
'84. a son. Alex Christopher. August 27, 
1992. He joins sister Sara. / 2 Alice Circle, 
Selinsgrove, PA 17870. 

To John D. '81 and Mary Pat Brown- 
Christenson '81, a son, Joel Andrew, August 
3 1 , 1 992. He joins brother Ian. / 20 
Washington Park, Maplewood, NJ 07040. 

To Brian and Diane Rogers Meyer '90. a 
daughter, Sarah Nicole. September 19, 1992. 
/ NSGA Box 6568, Winter Harbor. ME 

To Mr. Jasiewicz and Martina Burns '90. 
a daughter, Danielle Marie Jasiewicz, 
October 4, 1992. / Apartment 3-B, 25 Suffield 
Street, Worcester, MA 01610. 

To Donald and Shari Miller Grant '90, a 
daughter, Alissa Sue Ann, October 20, 1992. 
/ 1 18 Heller Hill Road, Blairstown, NJ 07925. 

To Michael and Pamela Reed Yunginger 
'83, a son, Adam Michael, October 26, 1992. 
/ 301 North Farm Drive, Lititz, PA 17543. 
To Kevin W. '87 and Katherine Lappe 

Finch '85. a son. Kenneth William, 
November 25, 1 992. / 40 Abbott Road, North 
Reading, MA 01 864. 

To Louis and Susan Coates Flake '83, a 
son, Michael Paul, December 4, 1992. / 4317 
Carlyle Garth, Belcamp, MD 21017. 

To Joseph '88 and Jennifer Berman 
Scotese '87. a son. Joseph Samuel, December 
16, 1992. The proud grandfather is Jay S. 
Berman '63. / 2249 Barbara Way. Pottstown. 
PA 19464-2691. 

To James and Denise Duane Wright '77. a 
son. John Logan, December 22, 1992. / 
Apartment 66, 1201 Ocean Avenue, Sea 
Bright, NJ 07760. 

To Thomas P. '86 and Gina Hucke 
Bunting '86. a son. Matthew Brennan, 
January I, 1993. He joins brother Patrick 
Joseph. / 30 Arlington Avenue, Hawthorne, 
NJ 07506. 

To Gregory '83 and Nancy Morris 
Gravalis '85. a son. James William, January 
26, 1993./ 16 Arrowhead Way, Englishtown, 
NJ 07726. 

To Randy and Ronalyn Decker Bingaman 
'85 a son. Ridge Lee Andrew, January 28, 
1 993. He joins brother Ronnie Lewis and 
sister Randa Lindsay. / 934 Milnor Road, 
Greencastle, PA 17225. 

Providence, NJ. / 106 Walton Avenue, New 
Providence, NJ 07974-1747. 


Nicole T. Romano '92 to Paul Olszewski. 
July 17, 1992, United Church of Christ, 
Weatherly, PA. In the wedding party from 
Susquehanna were Stephanie Grant '92 and 
Jennifer W. Duffy '91. Nicole is a teacher, 
Child Development Council of N.E.PA. Her 
husband is a systems analyst, S.H.S. 
Computer Services, Stroudsburg, PA. / R.R. 
2, Box 201. Hickory Hills. White Haven. PA 


Judith A. Ford to Donald E. Almgren '89, 
August 8, 1992, St. Patrick Church, Chatham, 
NJ. Donald is a financial specialist in the 
actuarial and financial services division of 
Prudential Insurance in Roseland, NJ. His 
wife is a first-grade teacher at St. Patrick's 
School, Chatham, NJ / 29 Kimball Street. 
Chatham, NJ 07928. 


Sarah E. Andres '91 to Kevin N. 
Gormley '88. August 22, 1993, Christ 
Church, Ridgewood, NJ. Susquehannans in 
the wedding party were Melissa Good 
Markley '91. Paul A. Lesica '88 and 
Christopher D. Elvidge '90. Sarah is 
director of public relations for Murphy 
Realty/Better Homes and Gardens. Saddle 
River, NJ. Kevin is a pharmaceutical hospital 
representative for Smith Kline Beecham. / 
1645 Ratzer Road, Wayne, NJ 07470. 

Kelly Lynn O'Mara '92 to Dale G. 

Boettcher. August 22, 1992, Presbury United 
Methodist Church, Englewood, MD. In the 
wedding party from Susquehanna were 
Heather A. Maher '92, Stacy L. 
Koppenhavcr '92. Elaine M. Taylor '92 

and James G. Hollenbach '92. Kelly is an 
internal auditor. U.S. Army Audit Agency. / 
2856 Beckon Drive. Edgewood. MD 21040. 


Mardi Finkelstein *80 to David T. Smith, 
August 23, 1992, Fox Hill Inn. Brookfield. 
CT. Mardi is a private music teacher in 
Danbury. CT. Her husband is an assistant 
vice president at Chemical Bank in New 
York City. / 35 Davis Street. Danbury, CT 

Linda Jones to Vance D. Tomei '86, 

September 5, 1992, Buena Vista Country 
Club, Vineland, NJ. Vance is a programmer 
and systems analyst at Durand International 
in Millville, NJ. / 728 South West Avenue, 
Vineland, NJ 08360. 


Stephanie M. Planck to James A. 
Skidmore III '87. September 5, 1992, Christ 
Church. Millbum, NJ. John P. Whitehall '86 
was in the wedding party. James is a senior 
accounts manager at Science Management 
Corp., Basking Ridge, NJ. His wife is a 
program development specialist at the Bergen 
County Department of Human Services. / 74 
Elm Street. Summit. NJ 07901. 


Lynn Bobinski to Andrew Ajello '86, 
September 5, 1992, St. Brigid's, Gladstone, 
NJ. In the wedding party from Susquehanna 
was Steven C. Ajello '87. Russell J. Pierce 
'86, William D. Murray '85 and Gary J. 
Pontecorvo '85. Andrew is a key physician 
specialist, Smith Kline Beecham 
Pharmaceuticals, headquartered in 
Philadelphia, PA. His wife is in international 
management. AT&T. Morristown, NJ. / 380 
Litchfield Street. Ridgewood. NJ 07450. 

Alumni enjoying pre-show dinner at Lily Langtry's Victorian Theatre and Restaurant in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. 


Dr. Sharon L. Grissinger to Robert H. 
Harmon '75, September 12. 1992. Great 
Valley Presbyterian Church. Malvern, PA. 
Thomas Monastra '76 served as best man. 
The bride is in private practice in Mount Joy. 
PA. / 208 Shoreline Drive, Berwyn. PA 


Cynthia A. Mattern '78 to Shaun F. 
Hughes. September 19, 1992, in the gardens 
of the Hcrshey Hotel, Hershey, PA. Cynthia 
is a senior industrial engineer with Quaker 
Oats Company in Shiremanstown, PA. Her 
husband is an owner of Bowhunters 
Warehouse in Wellsville, PA./ P.O. Box 121, 
Main Street. Wellsville, PA 17365. 


Michelle T. Baudry to David S. Hamilton 
'89, October 3, 1992, St. Joseph Church, 
Fond du Lac. WI. David is a senior sales 
representative for a division of Mobile 
Muehlstcin Co., Houston, TX. His wife is a 
medical sales representative for Thera- 
Kinetics. Houston, TX. / Apartment 1113, 
2900 Rolido, Houston, TX. 


Pamela Brown Barnes '79 to Allen B. 
White, October 3, 1992. St. Andrew's 
Episcopal Church. State College, PA. The 
groom is an atmospheric research scientist at 
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration in Boulder. CO. / 757 West 
Mulberry Street, Louisville, CO 80027-9782 


Sharon L. Eisenhauer '89 to P. Todd 
Burger, October 4, 1992, Christ Evangelical 
Lutheran Church, Suffem, NY. Sharon is an 

office administrator, Telecom Solutions Inc.. 
Arlington. VA. Her husband is director of 
grants and projects for Congressman 
Benjamin A. Gilman. / 7704 Norsham Lane, 
Falls Church, VA 22043. 


Deborah L. Rosick '90 to Gregory M. 
Betz '89, October 17, 1992, St. Stanilas 
Church, Nanticoke, PA. In the wedding party 
from Susquehanna were Kelly A. Robertson 
'90, Stacey Summerfield '85. Amy 
Summerneld '87. Heather G. Cooley '90. 
Jcrald R. Reimenschneider '88 and Craig 
R. Gimbi '89. Greg is an operations manager 
for Right-Gard Corp., Hatfield, PA. Deb is in 
the accounting department, Premier Bank. 
Doylestown, PA. / Apartment 5, 2 South 
Seventh Street, Perkasie, PA 18944. 


Kasey L. Mundis '88 to Charles B. 
Murray '88, October 31, 1 992, Emmanuel 
United Methodist Church, Enola, PA. 
Susquehannans in the wedding party were 
Hannah E. Bucher '89, Wendy Goodspeed- 
Witt '88, Alfred W. Murray '83, Kenneth 
Scala '88 and John P. Pavlishin '88. Kasey 
is in marketing, Thera-Kinetics, Inc., Mt. 
Laurel, NJ. Chuck is a manager for MG 
Industries, Levittown, PA. / 131 Lotus 
Avenue. Voorhees, NJ 08043. 

Susan Bailey to Scott A. Krzykowski '88, 

November 7, 1992, St. Paul's Church, 
Congers. NY. Scott is employed by the 
Village of Spring Valley. The bride is a 
registered nurse in the neurosurgical intensive 
care unit of the Westchester Medical Center, 
Valhalla, NY. / 24-D Gail Drive, Nyack, NY 


We're Looking for a 
Few Outstanding Alumni 

1994 SU Alumni Association Awards 

The annual Alumni Service Award recognizes 
significant service as a University volunteer in areas 
such as district alumni club leadership, fund raising, 
student recruitment or career assistance. 

The annual Alumni Achievement Award 
recognizes significant professional accomplishment 
and national or regional prominence. 

Winners must be able to receive their awards in 
person at the 1994 Alumni Day activities. 

Susquehannans at a special dinner in Western Florida hosted by Bill Pette 76 and Jennie Giasi '90 
Shown. Jennie, Heidi Perry D/nsdale '90. 8/1/ and his wife Debbie. 


Paula C. Vincent '88 to Mark P. 
Romanski, November 14, 1992, Our Lady of 
the Valley Church, Wayne, NJ. Paula is 
employed at Automatic Data Processing. Her 
husband works for Turner Construction Co. / 
12 Mann Avenue. East Hanover, NJ 07936. 


Catherine E. Wolf to David A. Sweigard 
'86, November 14, 1992, St. Lawrence 
Catholic Church, Jessup, MD. David is a 
brokerage services executive at PMA 
Insurance in Hunt Valley, MD. The bride is a 
claims representative with the same firm. / 
9506 Donnan Castle Court, Laurel, MD 

Margot R. Briod to Thomas J. Kast '80, 

November 22. 1992, Negril, Jamaica. Tom is 
an insurance agent with Robert K. Kast 
Associates, Florham Park, NJ. His wife is an 
account case supervisor. Prudential Insurance 
Co., Roseland. NJ. / R.R. 1 . Box 2 1 35, 
Lafayette, NJ 07848-9801. 


Karen A. Nester '89 to William J. Ceh, 
December 5. 1992. In the wedding party from 
Susquehanna were Jennifer A. Laube '89 
and Cheryl L. Gaffney '89. Karen is 
warehouse operations manager. Meridian 
Mortgage Corp., Wayne, PA. Her husband is 
employed by Koller Funeral Home, 
Philadelphia, PA. / 501 Livezey Street, 
Philadelphia, PA 19128. 


Tracey A. Quinnan to Philip J. Gross '87, 
December 5. 1992, Church of the 
Assumption, New Egypt, NJ. Philip is an 
optometrist. The bride is an English teacher at 
Northern Burlington Junior High School. / 

223 Arbour Court, Gwynedd Club, North 
Wales, PA 19454. 


Jacqueline M. Parent '86 to Lance T. 
Roncalli, December 19, 1992. Du Pont 
Country Club. Wilmington, DE. Jacquie had 
been a sales representative for Smith Kline 
Beecham. The groom is international sales 
manager. Information Handling Services, 
Englewood, CO. / Prins Hendriklaan 38-D, 
1075 BD Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 


Phyllis A. Rea '87 to Julian H. Alexander, 
December 26, 1992, at St. Nicholas Church. 
Parish of Stoneham, Southampton. England. 
Phyllis is a tax consultant. Price Waterhouse, 
Southampton. Her husband is a pathologist, 
St. Georges Hospital, London. / 10 Pine 
House, Lingwood Close, Bassett- 
Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom. 

Theresa Sturges to Richard G. Randazzo 

'75. December 3 1 . 1 992. St. John of God 
Church. Long Island, NY. Richard is vice 
president-claims operations, Robert Plan 
Corp. His wife is a unit manager, Allstate 
Insurance Co. / Apartment 2818, 100 Daly 
Boulevard, Oceanside, NY 1 1572-6030. 


Jcanette L. Kidd to Cris A. Delbaugh '92. 
January 2, 1993, St. Matthew's Lutheran 
Church. Shamokin Dam, PA. Cris is 
employed by Jules Schenk Co. in 
Selinsgrove, PA and is assistant track coach 
for Susquehanna University. The bride is 
owner of Kidd's Greenhouse in Hummels 
Wharf, PA. / R.D. 2. Box 238-D, Selinsgrove, 
PA 17870. 

Please send your nominee's name, address, and background 
information, along with your name and class year to: 

Alumni Awards Committee 

Office of Alumni Affairs 

Susquehanna University 

Selinsgrove, PA 17870-1001 

The nomination deadline is July 1993 

Advanced Degrees 

Tammy L. Trotman '79: master of 
business administration, Bloomsburg 

Cathy Dorko '88: master of arts in art 

therapy. Marywood College. 

Julianne Doupe Nickerson '90: master's 
degree in social work. Boston University 
School of Social Work. 

Susquehanna Today 11 


Guy E. Stetler '16, of Middleburg, PA, 
December 12, 1992. A farmer early in his 
life, he later became a self-employed 
carpenter who also worked for various area 
carpenters. He was a lifelong member of 
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Middleburg, 
and a charter member of American Legion 
Post 52, Middleburg. He served in the U.S. 
Army during World War I. 

Harold R. Ruhl '23, Millmont. PA. 
December 21, 1992. A well-known Union 
County lumberman, he was a former owner 
of Ruhl's Lumber Company in Millmont. He 
was a member of Christ United Lutheran 
Church. He traveled extensively throughout 
the United States and was a member of the 
Ramblers Club, Buffalo Valley Sportsman's 
Club, and Union County Sportsman's Club. 

Helen J. Rearick '24, Mifflintown, PA, 
January 1 1 . 1993. She was a former teacher 
and a former secretary for the Pennsylvania 
Bureau of Motor Vehicles. She was a 
member of Messiah Lutheran Church in 
Mifflintown and the Juniata County Woman's 
Christian Temperance Union. 

Percy B. Davis '26. Johnstown, PA, 
January 28, 1993. He had been the owner of 
Davis Insurance Agency for 53 years and 
retired in 1982. He was a member and past 
council president of Moxham Lutheran 
Church. He was a Freemason, former 
chairman of the board of Cambria City 
Mission, and former member of the board of 
Allegheny Lutheran Homes. 

Miriam Hackenberg Davies '26, 
Middleburg, PA, December I, 1992. Earlier 
in life, she was an exchange telephone 
operator. She was a lifelong member of 
Trinity United Methodist Church. 
Middleburg. where she was pianist and a 
member of the choir. Ladies Aid and United 
Methodist Women. 

Helen Ruth Folkmann '28. Newport 
News. VA, November 14, 1992. She was a 
retired school principal of the Newport News, 
VA, public schools. She earned a master of 
education degree in administration from the 
University of Virginia. 

Sister Dorothy Goff '28, Philadelphia, PA. 
January 8, 1993. She was a former math 

teacher in several Pennsylvania schools for 
ten years. She was invested into the Lutheran 
Deaconess Community in Baltimore, MD, in 
1938 and was consecrated in 1942. She 
earned a master of arts degree from New 
York University in 1942 and a master's 
degree in religious education from the 
Biblical Seminary in New York City in 1943. 
She taught in numerous churches and school 
throughout the United States. In 1970 she 
became librarian/archivist, Deaconess 
Community Center. Gladwyne, PA, and 
retired there in 1983. 

G. Marlin Spaid '30. Lancaster, PA, 
February 8, 1993. He earned a master of 
science in education degree from Cornell 
University in 1940. He served in the U.S. Air 
Force during World War II as a radar 
technician. He taught in a one-room 
schoolhouse in Snyder County from 1929-32 
and taught English and history at Beaver 
Vocational High School from 1932-36. He 
was supervising principal in Montgomery 
from 1941-51, supervising principal of Lititz 
and Warwick School District from 1 95 1 -67, 
and assistant superintendent of schools in 
Warwick from 1967 until 1970 when he 
retired. He was a Freemason and member of 
St. James Episcopal Church, Lancaster, and 
numerous educational associations. He also 
authored a genealogy of the Spaid family of 

Henry C. Hoffman '30, of Brodheadsville, 
PA, December 16, 1992. He earned his 
master's degree in biology from Lehigh 
University in 1939. He taught in the former 
Chestnut Hill School District for 27 years and 
in 1932 also started the Hoffman Insurance 
Agency. He remained active in the insurance 
business until his death. A local historian, he 
wrote several books about the area. He served 
on the board of Nazareth Mutual Insurance 
Co.. First National Bank of Palmerton, and 
Buena Vista Memorial Park in 
Brodheadsville. He was a member of Zion 
United Lutheran Church and a past master of 
Mineola Grange. 

Reginald P. Scavey '36. of Harrisburg, 
PA, at Scottsdale, AZ, January 12, 1993. He 
earned a master of arts degree from the 

The Alumni C/ubs of Northern and Centra/ New Jersey pined forces recently for a dinner at 
Rockaway River Country Club. University President Joel Cunningham spoke to the group and the 
Susquehanna University Jazz Ensemb/e FRONTLINE entertained. 

University of Pennsylvania in 1940. He 
served in World War II in the Army Air 
Corps. He had been the general manager of 
AAA Motor Club of Harrisburg. He was a 
Freemason, member and past president of 
West Shore Country Club, member of Camp 
Hill Presbyterian Church and Rotary 

Clarence R. Schafrer '37, of Wilkes- 
Barre, PA, February 1, 1993. He earned his 
bachelor of divinity degree in 1941 and his 
master of sacred theology degree in 1 945, 
both from the Lutheran Theological Seminary 
in Philadelphia. He served Trinity Lutheran 
Church in Wemersville from 1941-52, Christ 
Lutheran Church in Hellertown from 1952- 
65, and St. John's in Wilkes-Barre from 
1965-83. After his retirement he served as 
interim pastor for several congregations. He 
was a past president of the Wyoming Valley 
Council of Churches; a former president of 
the board of the Lutheran Welfare Service 
Foundation; former dean of the Wilkes- 
Barre/Scranton District of the Lutheran 
Church; and member of the advisory 
committee of Hospice, St. John. 

Robert L. Herr '39, Camp Hill, PA, 
February 19, 1993. Founder of the Robert L. 
Herr Insurance Co.. Mechanicsburg, PA. he 
retired in 1986. He was a Navy veteran of 
World War II, a Freemason, a member of 
Harris Street United Methodist Church and its 
Men's Bible Class. 

Henry J. "Whitey" Keil '39, of Leonia, 
NJ, February 20, 1993. He had been president 
of Henry Keil and Sons Inc. from 1960 to 
1982 when he retired. He was a teacher and 
football coach at Carthage College, Millikin 
University, Susquehanna University and 
Wagner College. He was head football coach 
at Susquehanna following Amos Alonzo 
Stagg Jr. He was a member and past president 
of the church council, St. John's Lutheran 
Church; past president of the Lion's Club; 
past president of Fuel Merchants Association 
of New Jersey; and chairman of the board of 
National Oil Fuel Institute. 

David Coren '40. York, PA, December 22, 
1992. He was the retired chairman of the 
English department at Red Lion Senior High 
School. He received a master's degree in 
education at Millersville University and a 
master's degree in English literature and 
liberal arts at Johns Hopkins University. He 
was a U.S. Army World War II veteran. A 
professional musician, he was a private 
teacher of the violin and former 
concertmaster of both the York and 
Harrisburg symphony orchestras. 

Helen Musselman Dobbie '40, of Raleigh, 
NC, November 3, 1992. She received her 
master's degree in education from the 

University of Maryland in guidance 
counseling. She worked in public relations at 
Southern Electric. Atlanta, GA, until 1 98 1 . 
She was self-employed. Contract 
Administrative Services, Raleigh, NC. She 
was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and 
AARP in Raleigh. 

Rev. Carl C. Helt '41, Berwick, PA. 
January 6, 1993. He earned his master's 
degree in theology from Westminster 
Theological Seminary in 1943. In the Central 
Pennsylvania Conference of the United 
Methodist Church, he has served charges at 
Johnson City, Allenwood and Elimsport, 
Montandon, New Bloomfield, Hughesville 
and Jaggard Memorial. He also was 
administrative assistant of the Epworth 
Manor Home at Shickshinny, Mt. Carmel. 
Mt. Olivet at Mechanicsburg and Fawn 
United Methodist Church. He retired in 1975. 
He had served on various conference . 
committees. He was a Freemason, member of 
Rock Run Rod and Gun Club and Calvary 
United Methodist Church. 

John W. Detrick '41, Pleasant Gap, PA, 
January 30, 1993. In 1966, he retired from the 
Air Force as a lieutenant colonel after 25 
years as a pilot. From 1967-73 he worked for 
RCA. In 1974. he helped to create The 
International Technical Products Corp. in 
Washington, D. C. which developed the 
Tacan System. After retiring in 1984, he 
enjoyed gardening and woodworking. He was 
a member of Pleasant Gap United Methodist 
Church, Elks. Veteran of Foreign Wars and 
American Legion. 

Carl L. Herman '48. Lewisburg, PA, 
February 10, 1993. He retired in 1992 as 
manager of the Lewisburg Area Joint Sewer 
Authority. He worked for the authority for 
more than 20 years. He had been an industrial 
engineer for Lewisburg Chair and Furniture 
Company. He attended medical school for 
two years at Hahnemann Hospital in 
Philadelphia. He received an engineering 
degree from Pennsylvania State University. 
He was a member and past council president 
of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church. He 
was very active with Boy Scouts, receiving 
the Silver Beaver Award in 1962. and in 1964 
the Lamb Award, which is the highest honor 
to adult scout workers given by the Lutheran 
Church in America. Among the survivors is 
his daughter. Marilyn G. Pray '88. 

Robert J. Henninger '51, formerly of 
Northumberland. PA. of Raleigh. NC, 
January 12, 1993. After college, he served in 
the financial Corps with the U.S. Army. He 
was employed for over 3 1 years by Mobil Oil 
in sales and marketing, where he received 
outstanding performance awards. He was a 
Freemason and member of Hudson Memorial 

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Presbyterian Church. 

Myrl E. Alexander H'72, formerly of 
Mifflinburg. PA, January 14, 1993. One of 
the leading figures in American corrections 
for more than half a century and one of the 


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few individuals ever to manage prison 
systems in two countries, he authored the 
book Jail Administration, published in 1 957. 
In 1 93 1 , he began his career at the U.S. 
Penitentiary in Atlanta, GA; then at federal 
penitentiaries in Lewisburg, PA, and 
Leavenworth, KS. before being named chief 
administrative officer of the U.S. Parole 
Board in Washington, D.C. in 1 937. From 
1 940-43 he was associate warden at 
Lewisburg, PA, and in 1 943 he became 
warden of the federal Correctional Institution 
at Danbury, CT. After World War II, he 
accompanied Bureau of Prisons Director 
James V. Bennett to Germany to establish 
control over civilian prisons in the American 
occupation zone. From 1947-6 1, he was 
assistant director of the federal Bureau of 
Prisons. He retired from the bureau in 1961 to 
establish the Center for the Study of Crime, 
Delinquency and Corrections at Southern 
Illinois University, and served as its first 
director. In 1964, Attorney General Robert F. 
Kennedy appointed Mr. Alexander as director 
of the Bureau of Prisons. He also was 
appointed to the United Nations Advisory 
Committee of Experts on the Prevention of 
Crime and the Treatment of Offenders. He 
retired in 1 970 as director of the Bureau of 
Prisons and rejoined the faculty of Southern 
Illinois University. In 1973, he moved to the 
University of Florida in Gainesville to 
establish the Studies in Criminal Justice and 
Corrections program and served as its 
director until 1979. He also served as a 
consultant to numerous state prison systems. 

David M. Miller '77, formerly of Beech 
Creek, PA, of Sarasota, FL, January 4, 1993. 
From 1977-83 he was church organist and 
choir director of First United Church of 
Christ, Williamsport, PA. He was a 
professional musician and wrote music for 
High Hal Haiti Productions at the Florida 
Players Studio in Sarasota. From 1983-87, he 
was the orchestral and vocal coach for the 
Sarasota Miss Florida Beauty contest. He was 
a former member of the cast of the Millbrook 
Play House of Mill Hall and active in summer 
theater in Sarasota. He worked for the Eckerd 
Drug Co. in Sarasota as an assistant manager. 

Rev. Dr. Richard C. Klick H'77, 
Allentown, PA, December 17, 1992. A 
graduate of Muhlenberg College and the 
Lutheran Theological Seminary in 
Philadelphia, he earned a master of sacred 
theology degree from the Philadelphia 
Seminary and a doctorate from Temple 
University. He served Transfiguration 
Lutheran Church in Pottstown from 1937-42, 
Immanuel Lutheran Church in Philadelphia 
from 1942-45, the Deaconess Motherhouse in 
Philadelphia from 1945-50, St. Paul's 
Lutheran Church in Allentown from 1950-61. 
After retiring in 1979 from a 17-year 
pastorate at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in 
York, he became a long-term interim pastor 
at several York County churches. He received 
an honorary doctor of divinity degree from 
Susquehanna University in 1977. He served 
on national and state church boards and 
committees. He was a member of Grace 
Lutheran Church, Allentown. Among the 
survivors is his wife. Isabella Horn Klick 

Matthew W. Secrist '91, Glen Rock. PA, 
died unexpectedly at home, January 1 , 1993. 

Mildred Hively, March 13, 1993, Sun City, 
AZ. She was the wife of J. Paul H. Hively 

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Connie Harnum. 

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Susauehanna Torlav / ? 

Class of 1992 report 

Sara E. Ahnert is in sales, Compulerland 
Corp., Fairfield, NJ. 

Michael A. Albert is in management. 
Penske Truck Leasing, Chicago, IL. 

Glenn K. Anderson is a human resources 
professional trainee. Freudenberg-NOK. 
Plymouth, Ml. 

Salinda A. Arthur is working on a 
master's degree in journalism at Ohio 
University's Scripps School of Journalism. 
Athens, OH. 

Wendy L. Balkum is an associate 
marketing manager. Rodale Press Inc., 
Emmaus, PA. 

Karen Bartashunas is an executive 
assistant. Eastern Environmental Services 
Inc.. Drums. PA. 

Annette K. Bartlau is with ground 
personnel, Lufthansa German Airlines. JFK 
International Airport, Jamaica, NY. 

Jill C. Bashore is a sales associate. The 
Gap, Camp Hill, PA. 

Ellen F. Beckwith is a sixth-grade teacher, 
Catholic Diocese of Newark, NJ. 

Michelle A. Bernardo is working for her 
paralegal certificate at the Philadelphia 
Institute for Paralegal Training, Philadelphia, 

Patrick J. Birmingham is a senior broker. 
Shearson Lehman Brothers. Boston, MA. 

Reagan E. Hitler is a part-time substitute 
teacher at East Lycoming and Selinsgrove 
school districts and assistant varsity soccer 
coach at East Lycoming. 

Anthony B. Bittenbender is a sales 
representative, W1LQ Radio. Williamsport. 

Richard G. Black, Jr. is working toward 
his Ph.D. degree in microbiology- 
immunology at the University of Kentucky, 
Lexington, KY. 

Deann E. Blankenship is working toward 
a master of science degree in clinical 
psychology, Millersville University, 
Millersville, PA. 

Douglas A. Boedeker is an accountant. 
AMP Inc., Harrisburg, PA. 

Theodore F. Bongiovanni is a legislative 
intern in the office of Congressman Tim 
Roemer. Washington, D. C. 

Andrea C. Bonita is working toward a 
master of science degree in actuarial science, 
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. 

Lara B. Boruchow is an administrative 
assistant. BVB Advertising, Alexandria, VA. 

Rebecca Bramer Claycomb is program 
director. Keystone Residence, Sunbury, PA. 
Michael D. Bredehoeft is working toward 
a master of business administration degree, 
Clarkson University. Potsdam, NY. 

Dwayne A. Brouse is a stockbroker with 
F.N. Wolf, Inc., Alexandria. VA. 

Alan D. Brown is an on-air announcer and 
in production. WMSQ-FM. Havelock. NC. 

Christine M. Bukowski is the credit 
coordinator for Cressona Aluminum 
Company. Cressona, PA. 

Anthony P. Buoscio is in sales. Alliance 
Financial Group. East Rutherford, NJ. 

Christina M. Burchell is a teacher. Faulk 
Pre-School. Wilmington, DE. 

Marie E. Burns is working toward her 
Ph.D. degree in cell and molecular biology, 
Duke University. Durham, NC. 

Maureen C. Carleton is a staffer in 
personnel, Norrell Services Inc.. Plainsboro, 

Colleen F. Carroll is working toward her 
master's degree in counseling and 
psychology, Immaculata College. 

A record crowd turned out for a product/on of The Lion In Winter in the new Degenstein Center 
Theater. Following the show directed by Axel Kleinsorg, the audience toured the facility and then 
joined the cast and crew for dinner. 

Immaculata, PA. 

Brian C. Celiberti is a public relations 
coordinator, JWP Inc.. Purchase, NY. 

Michael L. Clark is in senior sales. Rand 
McNally Map and Travel, Short Hills, NJ. 

Deanne Cochran is a sales associate, 
Express, a clothing store in Livingston. NJ. 

Andrew R. Cox is director of marketing. 
Eudamen Development Inc., Naples, FL, 

Christopher Cox is studying at the 
University of Connecticut. 

Matthew E. Curran is with Continental 
Insurance Company. 

James C. Davenport is with Parente, 
Randolph, Orlando, Carey & Associates, 
Williamsport. PA. 

Kellic A. David is with customer service. 
Media Market. Newtown, PA. 

Holly K. Dawson is a staff accountant, 
Arthur Andersen, Lancaster, PA. 

Jonathan I. Deitrich is working toward 
his J.D. degree at Marquette University. 
Milwaukee, WI. 

Danielle L. Delia Pella is working toward 
a master of science degree in journalism, 
Boston University, Boston, MA. 

Jennifer A. Dennen is a public relations 
assistant. Stawasz Public Relations. New 
York City. 

Douglas L. DeStephano is working toward 
a master of divinity degree at the Lutheran 
Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, PA. 

Amy Reaser Diggan is a fifth-grade 
teacher. Governor Mifflin School District, 
Shillington. PA. 

Eric C. Diggan is working toward his J.D. 
degree at Widener University School of Law, 
Harrisburg, PA. 

Cris A. Delbaugh is employed by Jules 
Schenk Co. and is assistant track coach for 
Susquehanna University. 

Meghan A. Dinneen is a teacher at The 
Winston School for children with disabilities. 
Short Hills. NJ. 

Mark P. Dishong is a music teacher, 
Washington County Board of Education. 
Hagerstown, MD. 

Thomas J. Dodd is a service 
merchandiser. The Coca-Cola Bottling 
Company of New York. Albany. NY. 

William E. Donges is a substitute teacher. 

Deborah K. Donzeiser is an instructional 
assistant. Red Bank Middle School, Red 
Bank, NJ. 

Dean T. Druckenmuller is a lab 
technician for Spots. Stevens & McCoy Inc.. 
Reading, PA. 

Jeraldinc S. Ebersole is supervisor, Plum 
Street Gourmet/Catering, Lancaster, PA. 

Tracy L. Ekholm is an administrative 
assistant. AT&T. Basking Ridge, NJ. 

Kristin I i dman Dill is a sales associate in 
management training. Victoria's Secret. 
Quakerbridge Mall. 

Kristen L, Evans is a computer analyst. 
Rite Aid Corporation. Camp Hill, PA. 

Eric J. Fabri/io is working toward his J.D. 
degree at Widener Law School. Wilmington, 

Amy K. Fisher is an assistant editor. 

Townsend Press. Voorhees, NJ. 

Anne D. Ford is an acting associate. 
Players Theater, Columbus. OH. 

Tammy L. Frailey is a guest services 
representative at the Hampton Inn. 
Mechanicsburg, PA. 

Jill Francavilla is a marketing assistant. 
Realen Custom Builders. Doylestown. PA. 

John A. Fudge is a financial planner, Mid- 
Monmouth Financial Concepts, Ocean, NJ. 

Daryl Anne Gallagher is in sales. Turner 
Broadcasting Systems, Atlanta, GA. 

Meghan D. Galloway is a teacher with 
Teaching, Learning, Caring Inc., Hopatcong, 

Glenn A. Gardiner is a management 
trainee. Snyder's of Hanover. Hanover, PA. 

Mary E. Garrett is working toward a 
master of science degree in special education, 
Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA. 

James E. Gilchrist is an actor/marketing 
manager, Metamorphosis Performing 
Company. Lewisburg, PA. 

Melissa J. Givens is working toward an 
advanced degree at Webster University. 
Geneva. Switzerland, and is employed by 

Karli A. Grant is an admission counselor. 
Susquehanna University. 

Stephanie Grant is human resources 
coordinator. U.S. Healthcare. Blue Bell. PA. 

Jessica M. Greene is working toward a 
master's degree in social work. University of 
Kentucky, Lexington, KY. 

Scott G. Hartman is working toward his 
MD. degree, Hahnemann University. 
Philadelphia. PA. 

Kathleen B. Haydu is a second-grade- 
teacher. Aquinas Academy, Livingston, NJ. 

Julie A. Heckman is an accountant. Lyons 
and Co., Elkins Park, PA. 

Kenneth M. Heffner is a research analyst. 
W. R. Huff Asset Management Company, 
Morristown, NJ. 

Diane Herrmann is an operator. 
Telephone Answering Plus, Selinsgrove, PA. 

Chris E. Higgins is an accountant. 
Resource Consultants Inc.. Vienna, VA. 

Shawn T. Hines is an insurance and 
investment planner. The Mutual Life 
Insurance Company of New York, 
Allentown, PA. 

Julia L. Hollander is with Morgan-Stanley 
Brokerage firm. New York City. 

James G. Hollenbach is a continuing 
education assistant. Susquehanna University. 

Ann L. Honicky is a trading assistant. 
Golden Harris Capital Group, West Orange, 

Peron J. Hummel works with the day 
treatment program. Northumberland County 
Juvenile Court. Sunbury, PA. 

William J. Hunt is a lifeguard at the 
Lakeland Hills Y.M.C.A.. Mountain Lakes. 

Thomas L. Iscnberg is working toward his 
J.D. degree. Duquesne University School of 
Law. Pittsburgh. PA. 

Jennifer A. Ives is a word processor, 
Drake Beam Morin Inc.. Washington. D. C. 

Jeannine A. Jaworski is a test production 
assistant. Education Testing Service, 
Princeton, NJ. 

Kimberly A. Johnson is assistant project 
director. Bases Group. Parsippany, NJ. 

Misti M. Johnson is working toward a 
master's degree in pastoral counseling, 
Lancaster Theological Seminary, Lancaster, 

Kenneth D. Jonach is a clerk. Body/Mind 
Nuitrition, Somcrville, NJ. 

Lorraine C. Kafka is with Ailing & Cory. 
Laurel, MD. 

Christine M. Kelly is a word processing 
operator. Coming Incorporated/Kelly 
Services. Coming. NY. 

Christopher J. Kcnney is with The 
Pittsburgh Field Club. Fox Chapel. PA. 

Kristin E. Kiehn is production 
coordinator, Gianettino & Meredith. Short 
Hills. NJ. 

Arthur A. Kiessling is with K Mart, 
Williamsport. PA. 

Noel D. King is resident artist, Central 
Florida Lyric Opera, Altamonte Springs, FL. 

Jason A. Kitch is a sales representative. 
Equinox International. 

Michele A. Kleinchester is an assistant 
manager, K Mart, in New Jersey. 

Robert W. Knupp is working toward a 
master's degree in music in organ 
performance. East Carolina University, 
Greenville. NC. 

Stacy L. Koppenhaver is a teller. Defense 
Activities Federal Credit Union, 
Mechanicsburg, PA. 

Pamela L. Korejwo is a deputy 
prothonotary. Berks County Court House, 
Reading. PA. She is also attending 
Philadelphia Institute for Paralegal Training. 
Philadelphia, PA. 

Amanda L. LaBreeque is with Voyager 
CorSoft, Shrewsbury, NJ. 

Kristina N. Laing is working toward a 
master's degree in rehabilitation counseling. 
University of Scranton. Scranton. PA. 

Ragna C. Lang is an assistant 
administrator, Baltimore Business Journal. 
Baltimore, MD. 

Todd W. Latyak is a sales associate, Four 
Seasons Fireplace and Patio, Wayne, PA. 

Sean F. Learish is working toward a 
master's degree in physical therapy. Slippery 
Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA. 

Michele E. Lekas is in purchasing with 
Time Warner Publishing, New York City. 

Mary L. Licciardone is on the support 
Staff in the education department. Advanced 
Data Systems. Maywood, NJ. 

William H. Logan is working toward a 
D.M.D. degree. University of Pittsburgh 
Dental School. Pittsburgh. PA. 

Mark A. Long is a subcontractor for 
Richard W. Long, Mill Hall, PA. 

Matthew P. Lubben is in accounts 
receivable/accounts payable. Lehman 
Brothers, New York City. 

Matthew M. Lundgren is a customer 
service representative, Household Credit 
Services, Chesapeake, VA. 

Gretchen E. Magnuson is a rate analyst, 
Maersk Inc.. Parsippany, NJ. 

Heather A. Maher is a program advisor, 
Cumberland Perry Association for Retarded 
Citizens, Carlisle, PA. 

Michael T. Mann has a personal care 
home. Hartleton, PA. 

Tyler G. Masters is a sales representative, 
Primerica Financial Services, Hatboro, PA. 

Scott J. Mattea is a career counselor for 
youth. Regional Development Corporation. 
Pottsville, PA. He is also working toward an 
M.B.A. degree at Bloomsburg University. 
Bloomsburg. PA. 

David S. Mawhinney is with C. & C. 
Visual. New York City. 

Todd M. Maynard is an accountant, 
Shawn Buine Dist., Sayre. PA. 

James T. McCrcady is CEO and 
president, James T. McCready. Summit Hill, 

Elizabeth W. McGonigle is a sales 
administrator. Kabi Pharmacia, Piscataway, 

G. Scott McKee is working towards 
culinary certification, L'Academie de 

Cuisine. Bethesda, MD. 

Paul W. McManus is in sales. Door Boy, 
Berkeley Heights. NJ. 

Jay M. McMeekan is an assistant scientist. 
Roche Molecular System. Hoffmann 
LaRoche, Belleville. NJ. 

Jodi Knepp Mee is a staff accountant. 
KPMG Peat Marwick. Harrisburg. PA. 

Sherry A. Melewsky is a manager. Coney 
Island Restaurant, Pottsville, PA. 

Michael R. Mellinger is working toward 
an M.B.A. degree. Temple University, 
Philadelphia. PA. 

Jeffrey R. Merrcll is working toward a 
master of science degree in marine, estuarine 
and environmental science at the University 
of Maryland, College Park, MD. 

Janet E. Meyers is in public relations. 
Staten Island University Hospital, Staten 
Island, NY. 

Jennifer L. Mezynski is a product 
representative, Atlanta Copa, Atlanta, GA. 

Catherine A. Michalski is a clerk/typist 
with WHYY-TV. Philadelphia, PA. 

Christopher S. Miller is an underwriting 
assistant. Condor Insurance Company, El 
Segundo, CA. 

Janeen R. Miller is a mortgage broker. 
First Keystone Mortgage Inc.. Easton. PA. 

Kristi A. Miller is an assistant children's 
librarian, Fanwood Memorial Library, 
Fanwood, NJ. 

Randall W. Miller is a transport driver, E. 
R. Rhodes & Son, Lewistown, PA. 

Daniel H. Mills is a second lieutenant in 
the U.S. Army, Washington, DC. 

Christopher M. Moffitt is a substitute 
teacher. Scotch Plains, NJ. 

Jennifer J. Moore is working toward a 
master of arts degree in reading. Bloomsburg 
University. Bloomsburg, PA. 

Katharine H. Morris is a benefits 
assistant. Bullock Associates Inc., Princeton, 

Maribeth Mournighan is with World 
Wildlife Fund Inc. and also assistant house 
manager, Shakespeare Theater, Washington, 

Melody M. Moyer is a substitute teacher, 

Karen A. Muenster is a teacher. Montclair 
Kimberley Academy. Montclair. NJ. 

Michelle L. Neumann is an assistant 
production coordinator, Ernst & Young, 
Cleveland, OH. and also working toward a 
degree in printing. Cuyahoga Community 
College, Parma, OH. 

Mark G. Niness is president. Hot Tubs To 
Go Inc., Berwyn, PA. 

Angela L. Nipple is a computer support 
analyst. Keystone Medical Systems, 
Lemoyne. PA. 

Mark W. O'Donovan is a staff 
accountant, Deloitte and Touche, New York 

Nicole Romano Olszewski is a teacher. 
Child Development Council of NEPA, 
Hazleton, PA. 

Kelly O'Mara Boettcher is a field auditor, 
U.S. Army Audit Agency, Baltimore, MD. 

Margaret L. Oakes is an assistant 
manager. Talbot's, Menlo Park, NJ. 

Lynn M. Orem is working toward a 
master of arts degree in German. Tufts 
University. Medford, MA. 

Nicholas S. Orphan is a micro computer 
specialist. American Home Foods Inc., 
Milton, PA. 

Tambra L. Olt is a teacher, Princeton 
Child Development Institute, Princeton, NJ. 

Dianne Gcro Palmieri is a third-grade 
teacher, Passaic, NJ. 

Patrick M. Patte is working toward a 

conl. on p. 16 

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April Showers Bring... 

A look back at (he queen and her court. May 
Day 1955. May Queen Carlene Lamade '55 
is surrounded by her attendants Barbara May 
'55. Barbara Frank '55, Margaret Gordon 
'55. Nancy Hermann '55. Ruth Scott '55, 
Rose Marie Sharretts '55 and Ann Laycock 
'55. The then traditional May Day celebra- 
tion on campus included a pageant based on 
Hans Christian Andersen's Tales of May 
and the annual May Pole dance. 

Class of 1992 report 

com. from p. 15 

master of arts degree. Wilkes University, 
Wilkes-Barre, PA. 

Diane R. Paul is a team librarian, Capital 
Blue Cross, Harrisburg, PA. 

Julia H. Pearce is a preschool teacher. The 
Launfal School, Villanova. PA. 

Julianne M. Pertilio is a fourth-grade 
teacher. St. Joseph's Elementary School, 
North Plainfield, NJ. 

Jane K. Petersen is a lead teacher. Elaine 
Clark Variety Center, Chamblee, GA. 

Marni L. Pielrowicz is working toward a 
master of arts degree in French, Pennsylvania 
State University, University Park, PA. 

Kathleen M. Pioli is production 
technician, Re-Creation, Port Trevorton, PA. 

Gloria M. Pugliese is working toward a 
master of arts degree in French. University of 
Maryland, College Park, MD. 

Jeffrey A. Raines is with Butler Fluid 
Recycling, Dover, NJ. 

Eileen M. Ries is a sales associate, Ann 
Taylor. Chicago, IL. 

Robert K. Rohrbach is assistant golf 
professional, Foxchase Golf Course. Stevens 

Stanley E. Romanoski is a bank examiner 
trainee. F.D.l.C. Harrisburg. PA. 

Kristen B. Rozansky is working toward a 
master of arts degree in English. Bucknell 
University. Lewisburg. PA. 

Jill L. Sameth is a marketing 
representative. Lender's Service. Inc.. 
Pittsburgh. PA. 

Vicki L. Sarnoski is working toward a 

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master of social work degree. Fordham 

Jamie M. Saunders is working toward a 
pre-dental degree. Roanoke College. Salem 

Patricia C. Saunders is a sales person. 
The Gap, Paramus, NJ. 

Joseph K. Saus is a volunteer in the U.S. 
Peace Corps, Equador. 

Robert A. Scheffey is a carrier for the U.S. 
Postal Service. Ambler. PA. 

Andrew J. Schilpp is manager, Lortex, 
Albany, NY. 

W. Scott Schoenewolf is a management 
trainee. United Jersey Bank Financial. 

Lana M. Schrecengast is in re-packing, 
Hershey Foods Corp., Chocolate World, 
Hershey, PA. 

Jill S. Schropp is a loan specialist, Ryland 
Mortgage Company, Columbia. MD. 

Matthew E. Schrufer is an account 
executive, Dean Witter Reynolds Inc., 
Wyomissing, PA. 

David W. Seaborn is working toward a 
master of science degree in biology. Old 
Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. 

Gerald F. Sharp is a sales representative. 
Duplicating Brokers Inc.. Trevose, PA. 
Charles F. Shay, Jr. is an assistant 
underwriter. American International Group 
New York City. 

Jeannetle M. Sheaffer is working toward 
a Ph.D. degree in microbiology and 
immunology at Penn State's Milton S. 
Hershey Medical Center. Hershey, PA. 

Gregg D. Sherman is an intern, A&M 
Records, New York City. 

Sarah J. Shofran is with Teldata Control 
Inc., East Rutherford. NJ. 

Linda M. Shultz teaches fifth and sixth 
grade, Avalon Elementary School, Ft. 
Washington, MD. 

Angela L. Shumate is an assistant 
manager, Mothercare. Tallahassee, FL. 

Renata Sirota is an accountant. Intrafed, 
Washington. D. C. 

Gary E. Sloan is a staff auditor. Arthur 
Andersen & Co., Lancaster, PA. 

April Smith is a supervisor, Ernst 
VanHelden, Huntington, NY. ■ 

Kristen K. Smith is a social worker in 
geriatrics. The Behavioral Test Center. El 
Paso. TX. 

Linda C. Sodt is a fourth-grade teacher. 
Sparta Alpine Elementary School, Sparta, NJ. 

Christopher J. Stark is a customer service 
representative. Ford Motor Credit Company, 
Roseland. NJ. He is also working toward a 
master of arts degree in management, Seton 
Hall University, Newark, NJ. 

Karen Silvers Stein is a medical 
technician. Lackland Air Force Base, San 
Antonio, TX. 

Julianne S. Stewart is an advertising sales 
assistant. Conde Nast Publications - House & 
Garden Magazine, New York City. 

Valeric L. Stimeling is an information 
management associate member, AT&T, 
Piscataway, NJ. 

Gregory M. Storat is with Coleman 
Research Corp., Fairfax, VA. 

Noelle R. Suppa is admitting registrar. 
Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune, NJ. 
Howard D. Tcitelbaum is in commodity 
swaps, Merrill Lynch, New York City. 

Eileen P. Thomas is an intem. Campaigns 
& Elections magazine. Washington. D. C. 

Kelly L. Thomas is assistant to director of 
meeting planning, Wyeth-Ayerst 
Laboratories, St. Davids. PA. 

Tobrin K. Tiger is district manager. 
Automatic Data Processing, Clifton, NJ. 
Tracy S. Tinsley is a staff accountant. 
Ernst & Young. Pittsburgh, PA. 

Kathleen V. Toole is working toward a 
master of arts degree in advertising. Syracuse 
University, Syracuse, NY. 

Amy M. Towey is in sales. Geriatric 
Medical Center. Philadelphia, PA. 

Dina A. Vagg is a second-grade teacher. 
Our Lady of Czestochowa, Jersey City, NJ. 

Nicholas P. Valcoffis a bank teller. United 
Jersey Bank, Randolph, NJ. 

Melissa L. Vartholm is assistant manager, 
San Francisco Music Box Co., Woodbridge. 

Laura J. Viozzi is working toward a J.D. 
degree. Widener University School of Law, 
Harrisburg, PA. 

Carolyn S. Waer is in customer 
service/computer. Conolly. Calhoun. 
Conolly, Pennsauken, NJ. 

Kevin M. Ward is a management 
engineer. Electronic Data System. Boston, 

Stacey C. Wenzel is working toward a 
master of science degree in broadcast 
production. Boston University. Boston. MA. 

Suzanne Taylor Wert is a staff 
accountant. Ernst & Young, Harrisburg. PA. 

Gregory J. Williams is an agent. New 
York Life Insurance Co.. Harrisburg, PA. 

Andrew A. Wingfield is a claims 
representative. Prudential Property and 
Casualty Insurance, Paramus, NJ. 

Viktoria E. Wolford is working toward a 
master of divinity degree in religious studies, 
Boston University School of Theology. 
Boston. MA. 

SUMMER 1993 


A quarterly publication of 
Susquehanna University 

Reunion Magic 


"Down by 

the Riverside" 

Welcomes Visitors 




Sigmund Weis School of Business: 

Hsk Sigmund Weis School 
of Business Dean Carl 
Bellas about his new 
clock. It sits on the mantle 
ofhisSeibert Hall office, 
chimes on the quarter hour and 
tells a story of ten years with a 
simple inscription --- AACSB 
A gift of the business faculty, the 
clock commemorates the recent 
accreditation of the Sigmund Weis 
School by the American Assembly 
of Collegiate Schools of Business 
(AACSB). The honor is the culmi- 
nation of a ten-year effort to build 
a first-class, well-recognized busi- 
ness program. It also lays ground- 
work for a decade of new chal- 
lenges, particularly in the areas of 
technology, international education 
and interdisciplinary partnerships. 
Charles B. Degenstcin provided a 
multimillion dollar endowment in 
memory of his father-in-law 
Sigmund Weis '02, to found the 
Sigmund Weis School in 1983. 
Only about 20 percent of all busi- 
ness schools have earned AACSB 
accreditation. Susquehanna is one 
of only five private, undergraduate- 
only universities to do so. It is also 
the smallest. 

"Because of our size, we really 
had to be good at everything,"says 
Dean Bellas. "Defining what a 
quality business program should be 
at a liberal arts university such as 
ours has been one of our primary 
challenges," he adds. 

A benchmark of quality in the 
academic world, accreditation 
translates into important benefits 
for Susquehanna students. As grad- 
uates of an accredited school they 
will have better visibility in the job 
market. They will also have 
improved chances of being accept- 
ed in accredited MBA programs, 
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courses accepted as graduate 
school prerequisites. 

"This endorsement is a signifi- 
cant help to us as we go about our 
recruiting effort," says Nick 
Lopardo '68, president and CEO 
of State Street Global Advisors and 
chair of the School's Alumni 
Support Group. "It's also personal- 
ly rewarding to say you have a 
degree from a school that is 

To gain accreditation, a business 
school must meet a wide range of 
quality standards. These include 
requirements relating to mission, 
curriculum, faculty, library and 
computer facilities, financial 
resources, and intellectual climate. 

Since its founding, the Sigmund 
Weis School has consciously built 
its program with an eye to accredi- 
tation. The strategy initially 
prompted some concern on cam- 
pus, recalls Vice President for 
Academic Affairs Jeanne Neff. 
"But many of the AACSB criteria 
have in the end matched our own 
standards of quality in virtually 
every dimension." 

"Under Dean Carl Bellas's lead- 
ership, the faculty of the Weis 
School did an outstanding job in 
preparing a self-study for the 
accreditation process," says 
University President Joel 
Cunningham. "This honor is the 
result of their scholarship, teaching 
and curriculum." 

The curriculum features a 
required set of foundation courses 
in business-related basics such as 
economics, the legal environment, 
marketing, accounting and finan- 
cial and operations management. 
These are followed by upper-level 
courses in accounting, economics 
or business administration. 
Specialized studies in ail 

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A Voice Against 
Political Correctness 

Dear President Cunningham, 

A recent newspaper/bulletin from 
Susquehanna (Coming of Age: Women's 
Issues Gaining Ground on Campus, 
Susquehanna Today, Spring 1993) 
reveals that much has changed since my grad- 
uation from Susuquehanna in 1965: drinking 
was prohibited, dorms were single-sex, and 
the Lutheran heritage was more than just an 
historical note. There is now an Office of 
Multiculturalism, a Women's Resource 
Center, and a local on-campus chapter of 
NOW (the well known lesbian-Marxist asso- 
ciation) with a faculty advisor. These are 


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local statuies, ordinances and regulations. 

merely the things proclaimed; I presume the 
existence of the other (unproclaimed) con- 
temporary trappings: a Dean of "Minority 
Affairs"? A "Minority Dorm"? A "Minority 
Student Center"? A manual of "proper 
terms"? Thought Police with a gentler sound- 
ing committee name? An advisor for sexual 
deviants? My, how you have managed to 
keep Susquehanna "current." 

The American academy is awash in political 
correctness, and also, Susquehanna is not 
immune. Another guess (how close am I): the 
faculty at Susquehanna overwhelmingly 
believes that Bill Clinton is doing a "great 

A request to contribute to the SU Fund 
arrives as well. I have often made small con- 
tributions; I shall no longer be doing so. It is 
not because I am ungrateful for the fine edu- 
cation I received at Susquehanna. In fact, in 
the early 60s, the education provided at 
Susquehanna was, in my opinion, superior to 
that which exists now, although then it went 
unheralded whereas now it receives decent 

It does instead have to do with my increas- 
ing unhappiness that a school like 
Susquehanna feels obliged to join thousands 
of other colleges and universities in embrac- 
ing "diversity" and "multiculturalism," as 
evidenced by your efforts to recruit faculty 
and students of particular persuasions in order 
to fulfill some notion that doing so enhances a 
broader educational philosophy. I totally 
reject that notion, or most others having to do 
with egalitarianism. I should add that after 
leaving Susquehanna and completing medical 
school (New Jersey), surgical internship 
(Mayo Clinic), and residency in cancer work 
(Yale), 1 was a professor on the medical 
school faculty of Yale University for several 
years, where the "excess" I accuse you of 
performing in moderate part now, they 
accomplished in Orwellian measure. And I 
observed the mediocrity that flowed from it. 

Yet Susquehanna is not Yale, and cannot 
hope to do well against all the other schools 
(now embracing selective student recruit- 
ment) in getting, for example, "the best avail- 
able black student." A few schools (Hillsdale 
College comes to mind) have not succumbed 
to the increasing politicization of education, 
nor allowed the government's increasingly 
large foot into the door, and for that they have 
earned my respect. Your school continues to 
lose esteem in my eyes, and I can no longer 
recommend Susquehanna in good conscience. 
I am aware that the direction a school takes 
includes many forces, not the least of which 
is the thrust of its faculty, or, more correctly, 
its most vocal components. But you Are the 
president, and must at least point your finger 
in some direction and announce, "We will go 
there..." or, "This is what Susquehanna 
intends to be..." As it is now, that direction is 
quite obvious, and sad. 

I have therefore decided to support finan- 
cially the schools that are bucking the tide, 
and do so with the funds I once distributed 
among my several "alma maters." Be advised 
that I would sincerely like to read, one day, 
how Susquehanna University has joined the 
ranks of the few schools not taken in by the 
fiction of educational "diversity," stressing, 
once again, academic achievement over 

social engineering. I believe the American 
public has had enough of the nonsense, and 
will, increasingly, reject the multicultural 
baggage you seem eager to embrace. Can you 
rescue Susquehanna from the mire? Will you 
be so bold? 


Paul V. Hartman, MD '65 

Editor's Note: Following is President 
Cunningham's reply to Dr. Hartman's letter. 

The President's Reply 

Dear Dr. Hartman: 

Thank you for your letter of May 27. 1 am 
sorry to leam of your disappointment with 
Susquehanna University, although I appreci- 
ate your sharing your concerns with me. 

Susquehanna has indeed added an Office of 
Multicultural Affairs and a Women's 
Resource Center in recent years and now has 
a student-initiated chapter of the National 
Organization of Women. However, 
Susquehanna has quite a range of groups and 
activities, from some that have strong adher- 
ence to conservative viewpoints to some that 
are quite liberal. For example, we have strong 
Young Republican and Intervarsily Christian 
groups and a number of active conservative 
faculty members. My sense is that you would 
find a large number of people on this campus 
who have considerable sympathy with your 
views, and at the same time you would find 
quite a few with whom you would have 
strong disagreements. 

By and large, Susquehanna has been criti- 
cized more for its conservatism than for its 
liberality, but I suppose that in this day and 
time one can expect to have strong criticisms 
from a wide variety of viewpoints. 

Susquehanna does not have a Dean of 
Minority Affairs, or a minority dorm, or a 
minority student center, or anything 
approaching thought police; but it would cer- 
tainly be true that in returning to campus 
today you would find a different environment 
than when you were a student. 

I appreciate your mention of Hillsdale 
College. I agree that it has much that offers 
good examples. The recently published histo- 
ry of Hillsdale is the work of Susquehanna 
alumnus Arlan Gilbert ('55) who is a long- 
time Professor of History at Hillsdale. I'm 
sure you will remember his father, the late 
Dr. Russell Gilbert, who was professor of 
German at Susquehanna from the 1930s to 
the 1970s. Arlan's admiration for Hillsdale 
has not conflicted with his strong enthusiasm 
for Susquehanna. 

We have not staked out a political position 
as an institution and have instead tried to be a 
university that prepares young men and 
women for productive, successful, reflective 
lives and ones that involve their arrival at 
their own political and social views. 

Susquehanna's ties to the Lutheran Church 
have actually been strengthened in recent 
years. As one of the 29 colleges of the 
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, we 
have been active in many ways to nurture the 

relationship. These include a very strong 
chaplaincy program, active involvement of 
students in community service, an extensive 
worship schedule, and substantial continuing 
education resources for Lutheran clergy. 

Interestingly enough, part of the pressure on 
Susquehanna to increase the proportion of our 
students and faculty from minority groups has 
come from the Church, which in its regular 
review of Susquehanna has repeatedly 
encouraged us to find ways to increase our 
minority representation. 

All of us must find a way to support those 
things that are valuable and important to us. 
At Susquehanna we have emphasized the uni- 
versity's commitment to freedom of speech. 
We have avoided some of the steps taken by 
sister institutions to restrain speech in order 
to achieve what some have called "political 
correctness," and yet we have also worked 
through example and encouragement to help 
students recognize the possible disadvantages 
of strident or discourteous speech in any con- 
text, political or otherwise. 

If I can be criticized, it is not I think for 
being committed to a liberal view but for 
being reluctant to force my view on students 
and faculty, and possibly for being supportive 
of a wide variety of initiatives. 

My only urging to you is that you come to 
visit Susquehanna and meet some of our fac- 
ulty and students before concluding too firm- 
ly that this is not a place of which you would 
be proud. I suspect you would find many peo- 
ple here with whom you would feel close kin- 
ship and that the quality and character of the 
institution today would be one that you would 
affirm, if not in all its details, then in a great 
many of them. 

As to your decision to concentrate your giv- 
ing on institutions which match your commit- 
ments and interests, I can certainly under- 
stand that and hope that you will find doing 
so is rewarding for you and those institutions. 

Should you be interested in following up on 
the possibility of further involvement at 
Susquehanna, we would be delighted to wel- 
come you. 

All good wishes. 

Sincerely yours, 
Joel Cunningham 

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Sigmund Weis School of Business: 

com. from p. 1 

A course in Business Awareness 
offers first-year business 
students a challenging 
overview of fufure upper- 
level course topics. 

functional areas relate to the professional 
experience of individual faculty mem- 
bers. Professor of Management Bill 
Remaley has presented papers at national 
meetings describing his use of industry 
software in his security analysis course. 
Associate Professor of Economics Tony 
Rusek shares his experience in trade and 
currency issues in an international trade 
and finance course. 

Throughout the School, programs 
emphasize experiences such as intern- 
ships, study abroad and volunteer ser- 
vice. Interactive teaching and learning 
methods stress student participation. 
Frequent use of the case study method, 
focusing on intensive analysis of actual 
business histories, has become an impor- 
tant feature of the business curriculum. 

Professor of Management and 
Mathematical Sciences Wallace 
Growney even uses the case method in 
the School's "Business Awareness" 
course designed to whet the appetites of 
first-year students for future upper-level 
work. The course concludes with a com- 
petition based on student presentations of 
business plans to a panel of visiting 

Other important steps to accreditation 
have been to upgrade computer capabili- 
ties and strengthen library resources, 
including subscriptions to several major 
business-related databases. Though 
geared to business needs, the changes 
have increased information access for all 
Susquehanna students. 

Funding for many of the changes has 
come primarily through a series of 
endowments, including the Degenstein 
funds, the Alan R. Warehime H'82 

Endowed Chair in Business 
Administration, the Claude D. Aikens 
'II Business Fund, the Charles F. and 
Edna Etzrodt '49 Harkness Business 
Endowment, and the Lauver, March and 
Tressler accounting funds. 

T would have been almost impossible 
to have made that leap to accreditation 
without the extra financial support," 
explains Jeanne Neff. "The funds have 
been particularly important for faculty 
research and development - often the 
hardest AACSB criteria for small 
schools to meet." 

In 1983, only six members of the 18 
business faculty held the Ph.D. Today, 
16 out of 1 8 or 89% hold the doctorate. 

The faculty growth includes building a 
distinguished record of scholarly pub- 
lishing, applied research and active 
involvement in the professional commu- 
nity. One example is Jenry Habegger, 
head of the Department of Accounting, 
who serves as an officer in the regional 
Institute of Management Accountants. 

"Being involved in the profession 
clearly helps to bring more realistic sce- 
narios into the classroom," he explains. 
It helps faculty "keep in tune with the 
kinds of skills and educational back- 
ground that employers are looking for," 
he stresses. And, he adds, faculty net- 
working often can lead to special 
research or internship opportunities for 

Community service, chiefly through the 
Family Business Center, is another focus 
for the School. Directed by Professor of 
Management William Sauer, the Center 
regularly sponsors seminars on topics 
such as wealth transfer, succession and 

women in family business. The School is 
also noted for class projects that assist 
area business and government organiza- 

The AACSB accreditation report made 
special note of the Weis School's interna- 
tional connections, particularly those in 
Europe and the Far East. These include 
faculty and student exchanges with the 
London School of Economics and 
Senshu University in Japan. Individual 
faculty also maintain contacts at other 
universities overseas and the business 
curriculum stresses a global perspective. 
The School recently added a new empha- 
sis option in global management to the 
major in business administration. 

The School is also building more inter- 
disciplinary partnerships within the 
University. Examples include a minor 
combining business and foreign lan- 
guage and a minor in human resource 

management for psychology and sociolo- 
gy majors. A program in environmental 
economics is under consideration. 

The advent of converging information 
technology is providing more and more 
opportunities for linkages, especially 
between business and communications. 
Next spring, the School will join with the 
Department of Communications and 
Theatre Arts to sponsor a seminar on 
communications technology. 

The University has also begun to seek 
funding for a new building to house the 
Sigmund Weis School and the communi- 
cations faculty — an ideal site to apply 
new teaching technologies. "The class- 
room of the future is fully wired and 
capable of using different kinds of 
media," says Carl Bellas. "This would 
give us a real technology focus - a place 
designed from the outset to be state-of- 

Recruiting Students and 

The Sigmund Weis School of Business has had a very successful year in recruiting 
highly able students in the wake of a national decline in the number of students pursu- 
ing business majors. 

Today Susquehanna's business enrollment numbers are bouncing back. Applications 
for the coming year increased 8% and freshman enrollment increased 36% over last 
year. More students are also minoring in business or taking business courses as elec- 

For the first time last year, the School hosted a new Super Saturday program preced- 
ing Super Bowl Sunday offering a "behind the scenes" glimpse of business education 
to 28 high ability high school seniors - 23 have enrolled for the fall semester. The 
School will offer a similar program in early 1994 following two special November 
1993 open houses. 

An innovative mentor project linking first-year women business students to success- 
ful business alumnae has also attracted attention. 

A new recruitment brochure focuses on the common threads linking business and 
athletics. And thanks to the interest of Irving Miller '71, corporate market manager 
for Toyota U.S.A., Toyota once again joined the School to co-sponsor a summer 
workshop in business for high school students. 

Increasingly, potential students and their parents are judging business schools by 
how well their students are prepared for careers, says Bellas. "We've worked harder 
to expand opportunities for our students. It's essential that we provide them with 
meaningful work experience, through internships or other assignments, to position 
them well for future job placement." 

A conscious effort by the School's Alumni Support Group to place students in 
internships paid off with 40 positions this summer. Business graduates also assist the 
School in other ways when they return to campus to advise students and build net- 
working contacts through the Executive-in-Residence Program, as guest speakers, and 
in the annual fall Alumni Career Fair. 

The School also actively develops ongoing relationships with employers such as the 
Continental Corporation. Thanks to Executive Vice President Wayne Fisher '66, 
Continental has designated the Sigmund Weis School one often "Executive Schools" 
targeted for recruiting new employees. Each year the company offers two scholarships 
with internships and regularly participates in job-search seminars and on-campus 
recruiting for permanent jobs. Continental recently hired five graduates from the class 
of '93. 

Such relationships are based on what the School and companies can do for each 
other, points out Fisher. "We need a continuing supply of bright, energetic, well-edu- 
cated young business people to grow our business," he explains. 

". . .It's essential that we provide [students J with 
meaningful work experience, through intern- 
ships or other assignments, to position them well 
for future job placement. " 

ampus News 

White House Correspondent 
Helen Thomas Salutes Class of '93 

Veteran Washington correspondent 
Helen Thomas, White House bureau 
chief for United Press International, 
addressed graduates at Susquehanna 
University's commencement on May 16. 
A total of 337 students received degrees 
during ceremonies marking the closing 
of the University's 135th year. 

Helen Thomas 

The University also awarded honorary 
degrees to Thomas, actor Cliff 
Robertson, conservationist and historic 
preservationist Seward Prosser Mellon 
'65, and Lutheran theologian Phyllis 
Anderson, who delivered the baccalaure- 
ate address earlier that day. 

Thomas, who received an Honorary 
Doctor of Letters degree, has covered the 
presidency and First Family for more 
than 30 years. Originally assigned to 
cover First Lady Jackie Kennedy in 
1961 . she was one of the few women in 
the male -dominated White House Press 
Corps. Known for her determination and 
competitiveness in hunting down stories, 
she quickly began reporting on all 
aspects of the presidency and the break- 
ing news of the day. 

The only print journalist traveling with 
then President Nixon to China during his 
historic trip in January 1972, Thomas has 
traveled around the world several times 
with Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, 
Reagan and Bush. 

Described by many as a "Washington 
institution," Thomas is known for her 
tough questions, particularly during the 
televised White House press confer- 
ences. It is she who ends each one with 
the words, "Thank you, Mr. President," a 
tradition she established. The recipient of 
numerous honors, Thomas has been 
instrumental in paving the way for 
women in the media and in 1976 was 
named one of the 25 most influential 
women in America. She is author of a 
book titled "Dateline White House." 

Robertson received an Honorary 
Doctor of Fine Arts. Described by New 
York magazine as a celebrity with 
impeccable integrity, Robertson has 
acted in more than 25 motion pictures 
and numerous television productions. He 
is also credited with exposing a major 
film industry financial scandal, for which 
he later was honored by the Screen 
Actors Guild of America. 

Robertson is probably best known for 
being selected by President John F. 
Kennedy to portray Kennedy in the lead 
role in "PT 1 09." He won an Academy 
Award for best actor in "Charly" and an 

Emmy for best performance by an actor 
in "The Game" for the Bob Hope- 
Chrysler Theatre. Robertson is well- 
known to television viewers as the cor- 
porate spokesman for AT&T. He spends 
a good deal of his spare time working on 
behalf of a number of charities. 

This is Robertson's third visit to 
Susquehanna University. In 1985, he 
presented the Karniol Endowment for the 
Arts lecture and in 1988, he was keynote 
speaker for the opening dinner of 
Susquehanna's Window of Opportunity 
capital campaign. 

The University awarded an Honorary 
Doctor of Humane Letters to Mellon, 
who is well-known for his work in con- 
servation and historic preservation. As 
president of the Richard K. Mellon 
Foundation, he led the effort to purchase 
and donate to the federal government in 
1 990 more than 1 00,000 acres of wildlife 
refuges and historic areas. The area 

Mellon is also president of Richard K. 
Mellon & Sons and serves on the board 
of directors of Mellon Bank N.A. and 
Mellon National Corporation. An avid 
outdoorsman, he is a member of numer- 

Cliff Robertson 

Seward Prosser Mellon '65 

includes the site of the bloodiest day of 
fighting of the Civil War at Antietam 
National Battlefield. 

According to an article in The New 
York Times, officials believe it was the 
largest single gift of land ever made to 
the nation. It was Mellon's wish that the 
foundation's gift would inspire others to 
become involved in historic preservation, 
particularly in historic areas near the 
nation's capital. 

The Reverend Phyllii Anderson 

ous wildlife organizations and sporting 

Anderson received an Honorary Doctor 
of Divinity Degree. She is director for 
theological education in the Division for 
Ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran 
Church in America in Chicago. 

Ordained in 1978, she served as co-pas- 
tor of the tri-Lutheran parish of Epworth, 
Dyersville, and Earlville, Iowa, until 
1983. She then became an assistant to 
the bishop of the Iowa District of the 
American Lutheran Church. In 1985 she 
joined the faculty of the Lutheran School 
of Theology at Chicago as director of 
pastoral studies. She assumed her present 
position in January 1988 and is currently 
one of the highest ranking women in the 
national church. Her responsibilities 
include all theological education in the 

Anderson has lectured and served as 
worship leader at numerous pastors' con- 
ferences and synodical assemblies, and 
has taught courses in historical theology, 
feminist theology, ecclesiology, and 

4 Susquehanna Today 

Scenes from Commencement '93 

A Susquehanna Farewell: 
Eleven Faculty Members Retire 

If you graduated after 1959, chances 
are you'll remember one or more of the 
eleven veteran faculty members who 
retired from the Susquehanna this year. 
An early retirement program offer by the 
University prompted the unusually large 
number. The group tallied a collective 
291 years of teaching experience at the 
University. Retirees include Professor of 
Political Science Dr. Robert Bradford 
(30 years). Associate Professor of 
Sociology Frank Chase (23 years). 
Professor of Music Galen Deibler (34 
years). Associate Professor of Religion 
Boyd Gibson (24 years). Professor of 
Chemistry Dr. Gynith Giffin (31 years), 
Assistant Professor of Biology Randolph 
Harrison (29 years). Professor of History 
and Department Head Dr. John Longaker 
(31 years), Associate Professor of 
Business Administration Richard Masom 
( 1 8 years). Lecturer in Art Dorothy 
Masom (18 years), Associate Professor 
of History Dr. Marian McKechnie (25 
years) and Associate Professor of 
English Dan Wheaton (28 years). 

The University honored the group with 
a reception in the new Lore Degenstein 
Gallery followed by a dinner with spous- 
es, partners and guests in Evert Dining 

Following are excerpts from remarks 
by Jeanne Neff, vice president for acade- 
mic affairs and dean of faculty, at the 
May 1 2 event. 


"Each year at the opening convocation, 
Dean of Academic Services Pamela 
White presents to the University commu- 
nity the members of the new class of 
entering students. We thought it fitting on 
this occasion thai the "class" of retiring 
faculty members be similarly captured. 

"These are some things we will note 
and remember about you: 
You came to Susquehanna from diverse 
backgrounds and different parts of the 
country. Susquehanna's Lutheran char- 
acter was especially attractive to those 
of you with strong lies to that church. 
Midwesterners may have found some 
kinship with the wide Susquehanna val- 
ley between its mountain ridges; others, 
from the sophisticated cities of the 
Northeast, may have seen this small and 
quiet campus as a respite from the urban 
pace; for those with roots in central 
Pennsylvania, arriving at SU to teach 
must have had the special feel of home- 

"Among you are scientists, a musician. 
an entrepreneur, a minister, and schol- 
ars in literature, history, sociology and 
political science - virtually the whole 
range of a Susquehanna education. Your 
graduate degrees are from world-class 

Faculty members who retired at the end of the academic year include, left to right, Richard Masom, Gynith Giffin, Marian McKechnie. Dan Wheaton. 
Boyd Gibson, Frank Chase, Galen Deibler. Randolph Harrison. Robert Bradford and Jack Longaker 

universities, among them Yale, the 
University of Chicago, the universities of 
Illinois and Pennsylvania, the American 
University, and Oxford. Two of you are 
members of Phi Beta Kappa. 

"As a group, you are sensitive to the 
international context of education, exem- 
plified in Bob Bradford's development of 
international study programs and, with 
Rany and Carol Harrison, strong ties to 
Cuttington College in Liberia; Marian 
McKechnie' s interest in the developing 
countries of Latin America; Boyd 
Gibson's service as moderator of the 
Global Concerns club; Jack Longaker' s 
impassioned leaching about the 
Holocaust; and Gynith Giffin' s course on 
the Future Fate of Waste which address- 
es worldwide environmental issues. 

"You have been influential within the 
University and in your profession more 
broadly, as the program notes indicate, 
and you are active people outside of the 
academic setting as well. Most of you 
are seasoned travellers and among you 
are also campers, gardeners, a farmer, 
two fishermen, an ice-skater, auto 
mechanic, weaver, and jogger. Gynith 
Giffin' s hobbies are especially notewor- 

thy: besides stamps, she collects ele- 
phants, mementos of the Apollo space 
mission, and SU memorabilia on a grand 

"After retirement, some of you expect 
to continue teaching, but only courses 
that you like; others will become 
involved in continuing education activi- 
ties; several plan to be more active in 
volunteer service -- with the Blough- 
Weis library; with social agencies in the 
local community; with your churches; 
and in third-world countries. Only a few 
of you expect to leave Selinsgrove, head- 
ing for the sun belt or home to a native 

"All of you came to teach at 
Susquehanna during the growth years of 
Gus Weber's presidency. When Galen 
Deibler arrived in 1 959, Susquehanna 
was a school of about 600 students; in 
the early 1960s, as he was joined by 
Gynith Giffin, Jack Longaker, Bob 
Bradford, Rany Harrison and Dan 
Wheaton, the enrollment rose to over 
1 ,000 students. And by the time Marian 
McKechnie, Boyd Gibson and Frank 
Chase arrived at the end of the decade, 
Susquehanna had reached its present 

enrollment level of about 1400 students. 
At that point Marian and Gynith could 
count their women colleagues on the 
proverbial two hands: the ten others in 
1 968 included Elizabeth Wiley, Jean 
Beamenderfer, Marjorie McCune, Nancy 
Cairns and Jane Barlow. By contrast, in 
1993-94 women will represent more than 
a third of the faculty. 

"As teachers and mentors, you have 
influenced generations of Susquehanna 
students. You have watched the bright 
idealism of the Kennedy years give way 
to the conflicts of the Viet Nam era, the 
disillusionment of Watergate and the 
yuppie culture of the 1980s. You have 
endured as the University weathered 
crises in finances and enrollment and 
underwent profound changes in its cal- 
endar, curriculum and administrative 
structure. You have survived three 
Presidents and five Deans of Faculty, as 
well as the Flood of ' 72 and the Blizzard 
of '93. You leave Susquehanna as the 
culture of the book gives way to explo- 
sive growth in information technologies. 
Through it all you have served with dedi- 
cation and distinction, and we will feel 
your loss deeply. Godspeed. " 

6 Susquehanna Today 

Class of 1997: Strong in All the Right Numbers 

Susquehanna University will open a banner academic season by wel- 
coming an incoming class that is not only the second largest ever but 
also the best-ever academically. 

An estimated 460 first-year students will arrive in late August as the 
Class of 1997. An additional 30 transfer students are also expected to 
start. Twenty-seven of the group are minority or international students. 
The totals will bring Susquehanna's opening fall enrollment to 1,400. 

The group has particularly strong academic credentials — by far the 
best on record. Eighty percent of the students rank in the top two-fifths 
of their high school class. Their average Scholastic Assessment Test 
scores are 1024, a new high. Sixty-seven of the first-year students, the 

largest total ever, will enter the University's Honors Program 

Sixty-seven percent of the new students will start their Susquehanna 
years in the School of Arts and Sciences where biology, environmental 
science, English and psychology have attracted the largest numbers of 
declared majors. Nearly 20 % of the new students have enrolled in the 
Sigmund Weis School of Business and 13% in the School of Fine Arts 
and Communications. 

Applications for admission totalled more than 2,000 — an all time 
high. The number of early decision applications, from students who 
made Susquehanna their first choice, also set a new record. 

Fraternity Chapter Closes 

University President Emeritus Jonathan Messerli, third from left, and his family were special guests at 
recent ceremonies awarding Messerli an honorary degree and unveiling a portrait of the former 
president and his wife Vi. At right is portrait artist Jeffrey Martin 75. a member of the art faculty. 

Messerli Receives Honorary Degree 

Former Susquehanna University president Jonathan Messerli returned to campus on 
June 6 to receive an honorary degree in recognition of his contributions to higher edu- 

University President Joel Cunningham presented Messerli an Honorary Doctor of 
Humane Letters for his accomplishments as a respected scholar, teacher and adminis- 
trator. Cunningham noted that Messerli's tenure as Susquehanna's president from 
1977 to 1984 was "marked by steady academic progress, a strengthened financial 
position, and the development of programs, administrative structures, and facilities 
which have contributed greatly to Susquehanna's strength and reputation as a distinc- 
tive and competitive institution." 

Members of the Messerli family, Susquehanna University faculty, staff and friends 
attended the event which included a luncheon and a ceremony in the atrium of Seibert 
Hall. An oil painting of Messerli by noted portrait artist Jeffrey Martin '75, who 
teaches art at Susquehanna, was unveiled. It will hang in Seibert Hall's atrium which 
was dedicated in 1984 in honor of Messerli and his wife, Vi. The former president had 
been instrumental in bringing about the major renovation of Seibert Hall ten years 

Messerli retired last year as president of Muhlenberg College, a position he had held 
since 1984. 

SU Students Visit Author Elie Wiesel 

An April field trip to visit with Nobel 
Peace Prize-winner Elie Wiesel provided 
several Susquehanna students an inspira- 
tional climax to a semester of study 
focusing on Wiesel's writing. 

Thirteen students met with the author 
and Holocaust survivor in his New York 
City home. Eight were from an Honors 
course on "Elie Wiesel and Indifference 
to Evil — An Existentialist Approach." 
Several other students from French liter- 
ature and advanced French grammar 
courses also participated. 

For several of the students it was a sec- 
ond opportunity to meet Wiesel. The 
author visited Susquehanna last year to 
speak at commencement and receive an 
honorary degree. 

Professor of French Jack Kolbert, a 
Wiesel scholar and personal friend of the 
author, arranged the trip and accompa- 
nied the students. 

The group met Wiesel just two days 
before he played a key role in dedicating 
the United States Holocaust Memorial 
Museum in Washington D.C. 

Recognition of the Iota Eta Chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at Susquehanna 
University was withdrawn in July for a minimum of three years. The University's 
decision to close the fraternity is the result of several incidents this spring-an alterca- 
tion between students in the dining hall, concern for the nature of activities that 
occurred during initiation week in April and a Lambda party which led to the arrest of 
numerous persons for underage drinking, sale of alcohol to minors, and sale without a 

The national fraternity placed the chapter on suspended operations in May until the 
leadership could review the matter at their annual conference in June. Following 
unsuccessful attempts by the national office to establish an alumni Board of Control, 
Susquehanna's Recognition Review Board met on July 13 and decided to withdraw 
recognition from the chapter for a minimum period of three years. 

"I regret that this action has become necessary, especially since so many have 
worked so hard over the last several years to help the Iota Eta Chapter over the hur- 
dles of its earlier probation," said Dean of Students Dorothy Anderson who is chair of 
SU's Recognition Review Board. "However, giv.en the impact all of this has had on 
the University community, I sincerely believe that both the individual members and 
the community will be better served by closing the fraternity for a period of time." 

Forty-two fraternity members who lived in the chapter's house will be assisted by 
the University in locating alternative housing for next year. 


We're looking, 
for a few good 

to share career experi- 
ences and advice with 
Susquehanna undergrad- 
uates in the second annu- 
al Alumni Career Fair 
sponsored by the Office of 
Career Development and 
This year's event, a kick- 
off for our 1993 Parents' 
Weekend, will be on 
Friday, October 29 from 2 
to 5 p.m. 

Last year 20 alumni from a 
wide variety of occupational 
fields met informally with 
more than 150 students. 
Graduates discussed their 
career paths, graduate or 
professional school experi- 
ences, future job market 
trends, and internship or 
full-time job opportunities 
with their organizations. 

Our goal this year is to dou- 
ble the number of alumni 
representatives. Your experi- 
ence can provide valuable 
guidance and insight into 
future careers for current 
students. Once again, alumni 
will be welcome to a "thank - 
you" dinner with faculty and 
administrators after the 

If you can join us, please 
take a few minutes to com- 
plete die form below and 
return to: 

Kimberly L. Bolig. Assistant Director 

Office nf Career Development & Placement 

Susquehanna University 

Selinsgrove. PA 17870-1001 

(7 171 FAX (7 171 372-2745 


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►Two faculty members received special 
recognition at the University's recent 
1993 commencement ceremonies. 
Assistant Professor of Biology Peggy 
Peeler received the John C. Horn Award 
for Distinguished Scholarship and 
Service based on nominations from the 
faculty. Leona Martin, assistant profes- 
sor of Spanish, is the winner of the 1 993 
Lindback Award for excellent teaching 
performance based on nominations by 
students and faculty. 
►Associate Professor of Economics 
Tony Rusek has received a grant to 
study financing options of newly created 
private firms in the Czech Republic. The 
University of Pittsburgh is providing 
funding through its Business and 
Economics Fellowships in Eastern 
Europe program. His project will exam- 
ine the role of the Czech banking sector, 
the impacts and efficiencies of existing 
government programs, and the possible 
future role of the newly-emerging capital 

►Assistant Professor of History Linda 
McMillin, Assistant Professor of English 
Karen Mura and Frank Hoffman, a 
visiting instructor in English, arranged 
for 16 students from their "Medieval 
People and Culture" and "Arthurian 
Literature" seminars to participate in the 
recent Plymouth State Medieval Forum • 
in New Hampshire. Students presented 
their research and McMillin and 
Hoffman moderated five special ses- 
3ions. Hoffman also read a paper by 
Mura entitled "Margaret Paston: A 
Woman of Influence." 
►Four Susquehanna faculty members 
participated in a recent two-week Lilly 
Endowment Seminar on Liberal Arts 
Education at Colorado Springs. The ses- 
sion focused on issues related to general 
education requirements and will assist in 
the further development of the 
University's Core curriculum in the com- 
ing year. Attending were Assistant 
Professor Linda McMillin, Degenstein 
Distinguished Professor of 
Environmental Science Frank Fletcher; 
Associate Professor of English Susan 
Bowers and Professor of Political 
Science Jim Blessing. 
►Associate Professor of Music Susan 
Hegberg has had a series of three arti- 
cles on organ and instrumental music 
published in Grace Notes, a national 
publication of the Association of 
Lutheran Church Musicians. She also 
presented a lecture-demonstration on the 
hymn-based compositions for organ by 
Emma Lou Diemer at the Third Festival 
of Women Composers at Indiana 
University of Pennsylvania in March. Dr. 
Diemer was composer-in-residence for 
the event. 

► Associate Professor and Department of 
Education head Pat Nelson recently 
hosted a strand of the American 
Educational Research Association 
National Conference in Atlanta and trav- 

eled to Puerto Rico for meetings with the 
Mendez Foundation Universities on the 
use of technology in education. She has 
also received a grant from The 
Pennsylvania State University's Space 
Grant Consortium to provide seed money 
for an innovative project to enhance sci- 
ence education for undergraduates. 
►The Ohev Shalom Foundation has 
appointed Professor of French Jack 
Kolbert "Scholar-in-Residence" for a 
series of lectures and seminars in 
Williamsport beginning this summer. He 
will lecture on "The Principal Themes in 
Elie Wiesel's Non-Fictional Work" and 
on "European Jewry of the Post- 

►Visiting Instructor in Communications 
Kate Hastings presented two papers at a 
recent meeting of the Eastern 
Communication Association in New 
Haven, Conn. Her topics were "John 
Muir's Mixed Message" and "Theodore 
Roosevelt's Conservation Rhetoric: The 
Influence of Gifford Pinchot." She is 
beginning her third year as secretary of 
the Rhetoric and Public Address Interest 
Group of the ECA. Her review of 
Manuel Maria Carrilho's Rhetoriques de 
la modernite will appear in the Winter 
'93 issue of Rhetoric Society Quarterly. 
►Professor of Accounting Edward 
Schwan has been appointed a national 
director of the Institute of Management 
Accountants. As national director, 
Schwan will act as liaison between the 
national vice president and the IMA 
chapters in north-central Pennsylvania. 
►David A. Lauver. lecturer in photog- 
raphy, recently had work featured in 
'State of the Art '93," a national invita- 
tional exhibition of American contempo- 
rary artists sponsored by the New 
England Fine Arts Institute. His photog- 
raphy of Jamaica was also included in 
the "Art of the State '93" exhibition at 
the State Museum of Pennsylvania in 
Harrisburg. This will be the 12th year his 
work was selected for recognition for 
established Pennsylvania artists. 
► Assistant Professor of Management 
Mary Cianni was the keynote speaker at 
the 1 993 Office Professionals 
Conference held by Penn State 
Harrisburg. Her address was on 
"Workplace Transformations in the 2 1st 
Century." She also recently served as the 
chair of a symposium on the role of 
Women's Studies in management cur- 
riculum sponsored by the Eastern 
Academy of Management. 
►Susan Morrison, adjunct lecturer in 
art recently concluded a solo show of her 
work marking the opening of the Centre 
Street Gallery in Baltimore, Md. 
►Professor of Physics Richard 
Kozlowski and colleagues have recently 
published an article. "The Moon: Mid- 
Infrared (7.5 to 1 1 .4 micrometers) 
Spectroscopy of Selected Regions," in 
ICARUS, the International Journal of 
Solar System Studies. The publication is 

based on observations made at NASA's 
Infrared Telescope Facility at Mauna 
Kea, Hawaii and at the NASA 1.5 meter 
Mount Lemmon telescope in Arizona. 
Kozlowski and Professor of Physics Fred 
Grosse also recently presented papers at 
the Sodium Atmospheres Workshop held 
at the San Juan Capistrano Research 
Institute in California. 
►Diane Bargiel, director of bands and 
visiting instructor in music, represented 
the University at the Summer Academy 
for the Advancement of College 
Teaching sponsored by the Pennsylvania 
State System of Higher Education. 
►Professor of Geology Frank Fletcher 

authored an article, "Opportunities for 
Environmental Science Research: Using 
the Local Region," published in the 
March 1993 edition of the Council on 
Undergraduate Research Newsletter. 
►Associate Professor of English Gary 
Fincke's short story "The Nazi on the 
Phone" will be included in the upcoming 
anthology, "The American Dream," to be 
published by Pig Iron Press. A recent 
Visiting Writer at Elizabethtown 
College, Fincke has been invited to serve 
on the Editorial Advisory Board for the 
widely distributed text "To Make a 

Award- Winning 
Newcomers Join Faculty 

First-year students starting at 
Susquehanna this fall will find that they 
aren't the only new faces at 
Susquehanna. Several new faculty mem- 
bers will join the University community 
as well. 

Leslie Harris joins the faculty as assis- 
tant professor of English. He holds the 
Ph.D. from the University of California 
at Berkeley where he won the 
Outstanding Graduate Instructor 
Teaching Award in 1991-92. He is a spe- 
cialist in Shakespeare and the 

Brooke Harlowe will be an assistant 
professor of political science. She spe- 
cializes in international relations and the 
developing countries of Latin America. 
She holds a Ph.D. from the University of 
Pittsburgh. Her experience includes 
research in Ecuador through a Fulbright 

Margarete Myers is a new assistant pro- 
fessor of history. She holds a Ph.D. from 
the University of California at Davis and 
specializes in Modern Europe. She has 
particular interest in postwar Germany 
where she has studied as a Fulbright 
Graduate Fellow. 

The University welcomes two new 
assistant professors in the sciences. 
David Richard joins the biology faculty 
and Alison Whoolery the chemistry fac- 
ulty. Richard earned his Ph.D. at the 
University of Edinburgh. He is a zoolo- 
gist with special interests in insect 
endocrinology. Whoolery specializes in 
inorganic chemistry with research inter- 
ests in synthetic compounds. She earned 
her Ph.D. from the University of 
Wisconsin and won the Outstanding 
Chemistry Teaching Assistant Award in 

Visiting faculty for the 1993-94 acade- 
mic year include Jacqueline Pastis in 
religion, Frank Hoffman in English, 
Robert Moore in sociology and Jeffrey 
Ballard in music. Pastis specializes in 
early Christianity, Jewish/Christian rela- 
tions and women in religion. Moore's 
areas of interest include race and ethnici- 
ty, gender roles, and the sociology of art. 
Hoffman, a medieval specialist, will 
teach general courses in writing and lit- 
erature. Ballard, a tenor with substantial 
performing experience, will teach voice 
and direct the Opera Workshop. 

Two Elected to University Board 

A faculty member and a student are newly-elected members of the Susquehanna 
University board of directors. 

Jason J. Harchuck '95 was nominated by the Student Government Association from 
a field of seven candidates. He is the son of John and Cheryl A. Harchuck of Apollo, 

A business major, Harchuck is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, a former 
member of the Crew Club, and plays on basketball and Softball intramural teams. 

Dr. Frank W. Fletcher of Selinsgrove has been elected to serve as faculty representa- 
tive on the board. He joined the faculty in 1 962 and has been professor of geology 
since 1 973. In 1 990 he was named the first holder of the Charles B. Degenstein Chair 
in Environmental Science. 

Fletcher received his B.A. in 1959 from Lafayette College and the Ph.D. in 1964 
from the University of Rochester. He will serve on the board's Committee on 
Planning and Priorities. 

8 Susquehanna Today 


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The Tau Kappa Epsilon Alumni Association and four reunion classes presented donations totalling 
more than $229,000 to the University during the recent Alumni Association Awards luncheon. TKE 
topped the charts with a $77,735 donation. The Class of 1 943 presented a check for $60,001, the 
Class of 1953 for $23,287. the Class of 1968 for $57,381 and the Class of 1983 for $ 1 1,958. Seated 
are, from left to right, Ruth Eleanor McCorkill '43. Marjone Wolfe A/lcCune '43. Pam McKegg Doney 
'53 and Bill Davenport '53. Standing are Rich Sports '68 and Bill Cochran '83. 

The Baylor Family Endowment has 
been established by Gary E. Baylor '69 
and his wife Barbara. Income from this 
endowment will initially fund initiatives 
designed to enhance motivation, self- 
confidence, and leadership abilities in 
students, both in and outside the class- 
room. In the year 2030, restrictions on 
the use of income generated by the 
Baylor Family Endowment will be lifted. 

A number of Susquehanna alumni and 
friends have entered into charitable gift 
annuity agreements with the University. 
These gifts generate income for the 
donor(s) or named beneficiaries for life. 
The remaining gift principal will fund a 
variety of University initiatives. Donors 
who have supported the University in 
this way are: 

•Bruce and Sachiko Presser. whose 
gift will support The Sachiko Kurihara 
Presser and Bruce D. Presser Scholarship 
Fund. Bruce is professor emeritus of 
biology at the University and Sachiko is 
supervisor of general services. This fund 
will provide financial support to deserv- 
ing international students. 

•Marjorie Wolfe McCune '43, profes- 
sor emerita of English, whose gift will be 
added to the John C. McCune II '37 and 
Marjorie Wolfe McCune '43 Scholarship 
Fund. This fund provides financial assis- 
tance to students majoring in the human- 

•Helen Salem Wescoat '19, whose gift 
will support the University's unrestricted 

•Hilda Mickey Johnson '35. whose 
gift will support the University's unre- 
stricted endowment. 

Gifts from the estate of Martha A. 
Fisher '33 have been received to estab- 
lish the Martha A. Fisher Scholarship 
Fund. Miss Fisher, a well-known educa- 

tor, died in December of 1991. She held 
both bachelor of music and bachelor of 
arts degrees from Susquehanna and later 
taught experimental psychology at the 
University. She taught in the Sunbury 
Area School District for 35 years, served 
as school psychologist and was the sys- 
tem's first guidance director. Income 
from the fund will support students 
demonstrating financial need. 

A gift supporting scholarships for 
needy students has been received from 
the J. Paul H. Hively Trust. Mrs. J. 
Paul H. Hively, who established and sup- 
ported the J. Paul H. H'63 and Mildred 
F. Hively Scholarship and the Dr. 
George H. Parkes Scholarship at 
Susquehanna, died in March 1993, 

The AMETEK Foundation has awarded 
Susquehanna a grant of $10,000 towards 
the Susquehanna University Fund's chal- 
lenge program for 1992-93. Fred 
Dudley '67, vice president and general 
manager of AMETEK, Kent, Ohio, 
helped secure this commitment for the 

Rebecca L. Page '94. a mathematics 
major from New Cumberland, Pa., and 
Maryann E. Brainard '94, a business 
major from Morrisville, Pa., have been 
named Continental Corporation 
Insurance Foundation Scholars for the 
1993-94 academic year. Since 1991. 
Susquehanna has been one of 
Continental's selected Executive 
schools; others include Princeton, 
William and Mary, and Rutgers. Wayne 
Fisher '66, executive vice president at 
Continental, was instrumental in bring- 
ing Susquehanna into this program, 
through which the company provides 
scholarship support for outstanding stu- 

Athletic Director 

Don Harnum and Field Hockey Coach 

Connie Harnum 

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10 Susquehanna Today 

Crusader Football Team 

Unveils New Players for New League 

For fourth-year Susquehanna University 
Football Coach Steve Briggs. the 1993 sea- 
son offers some refreshing new changes. 

With the realignment of the Middle 
Atlantic Conference, Briggs' team will find 
itself battling with five old opponents 
(Albright. Juniata. Lebanon Valley. 
Moravian and Widener) for the new 
Commonwealth League title. He'll unveil a 
"new look" team for this brand new league, 
returning only nine starters (one offense, 
six defense, two specialists) from last 
year's 9-1 squad which just missed qualify- 
ing for its second straight NCAA Division 
111 Championship Tournament. 

If he's going to be able to work that same 
magic this year, it's going to have to start 
with the defense. 

Up front. 6-4. 255-pound senior tackle 
John Hcim has been a second-team MAC 
All-Star and the team's top pass rusher the 
past two years. Last season, he flirted with 
the school record lor sacks in a season, 
coming up with 10.5. He also led in quar- 
terback hurries with eight, finished second 
in tackles with 64 (33 solo), including 17 
for 68 yards in losses, and tied for team 
leadership in blocked kicks with three. 

Junior outside linebacker Mike DiGrigoli 
(6-1,215) should complement Heim from 
the outside. DiGrigoli came on to earn the 
starting job in the fourth week last year and 
never relinquished it. tallying 35 tackles 
(13 solo) with a sack and a pass break-up. 
Senior inside backer Phil Massenat (6-0. 
225) also was a starter in the beginning of 
the season, but was hampered by a week 
two separated shoulder. 

Heat on the quarterback should open 
things up for interceptions in the secondary 

as all four starters are back, led by seniors 
Joe Shimko (6-1,1 90) and Karl 
Kazmierczak (5-10, 180) at free safety and 
comerback respectively. Easily the hardest 
hitter in the secondary, Shimko was a sec- 
ond-team MAC All-Star in '92 as he 
recorded 47 tackles (17 solo) with three 
interceptions and four pass break-ups. 
Kazmierczak. meanwhile, was the team's 
leading player in pass coverage and tallied 
40 tackles (24 solo) with five pass break- 
ups and a team high four interceptions. 

Junior puntcr/placekicker Steve Leggett 
(6-2, 180) should keep opponents pinned in 
their own end with his punting. An MAC 
Honorable Mention All-Star punter as a 
freshman. Leggett sported a 37.0-yard 
average last season, fifth best in school his- 
tory. He also hit on 26 PAT's and three 
field goals, including a long of 37. 

Offense is Briggs' main concern as he 
must replace all 1 1 players who started the 
final game of 1992. 

Senior halfback/fullback Peter Borriello 
(5-5, 190) is the only returning skill posi- 
tion player with substantial playing time 
from last year. Borriello played in all 10 
games, starting two, and gained 175 yards 
rushing and 28 yards through the air. 

Junior Tim Thomas (6-2. 255) was a 
starter at tackle for the season's first five 
games before suffering a knee injury. He's 
expected to be recovered in 1993. 

Another junior. Matt Plessinger (5-11, 
165) is heir-apparent to replace graduated 
MAC All-Star quarterback Jim Filipovils 
'92, but threw just two passes in '92. 
Junior Erick Hackenberg, a transfer from 
the University of Virginia, should also con- 
tend for the starting job as quarterback. 

Commonwealth League Kicks Off 

Retiring Equipment Supervisor John Chubb was honored for his 14 /ears of service ro the Athletic 
Department at a special surprise reception during Alumni Weekend. Pictured, from left to right, are 
Athleric Director Don Harnum. Chubb, former SU Assistant Football Coach and now Head Football 
Coach at Moravian College Scott Dapp. and Assistant Controller/Assistant Basketball Coach Rick Ferry 

Susquehanna fans can set their sights on some new challenges as the Crusader sports 
teams begin their fall season in the brand new Commonwealth Athletic League of the 
Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC). 

The nation's oldest small-college conference, the 81-year-old MAC became an 
umbrella organization composed of two eight-member leagues effective July 1 of this 

The MAC had previously included 26 college teams in Pennsylvania, Maryland and 
New Jersey competing in North, South, East and West Divisions. 

Ten of the teams, previously competing in a Centennial Football League, left the 
MAC to create the new all-sports Centennial Conference which also became effective 
in July. 

In keeping with the national movement to increase the role of college presidents in 
setting athletic policy, presidents from the 16 remaining MAC schools met in the 
spring of 1992 to map out plans for the realignment. 

The resulting leagues pair institutions with similar commitments to academic and 
athletic integrity, allowing the new leagues to retain separate identities while main- 
taining the MAC tradition. The division also roughly follows geographical lines. In 
many cases the tighter pairings will assist in scheduling and travel logistics. 

The new Commonwealth League aligns Susquehanna with Albright College. 
Elizabethtown College, Juniata College, Lebanon Valley College. Messiah College, 
Moravian College and Widener University. 

The new Freedom League consists of Delaware Valley College, Drew University, 
Fairleigh-Dickinson University-Madison, King's College (Pa.), Lycoming College, 
the University of Scranton, Upsala College and Wilkes University. 

Both leagues will operate under a new MAC executive committee, consisting of two 
presidents from each league. Susquehanna President Joel Cunningham joins presi- 
dents from Widener. Lycoming and Upsala on the inaugural executive committee. 

Current plans call for separate Commonwealth and Freedom League champions and 
an overall MAC title in most sports. 

Susquehanna Today // 


lumni News 

I -, 


Dear Fellow Alumni: 

This time, my message can be con- 
densed into a single word. Networking. 
It is certainly one of the most compelling 
reasons to attend an alumni event, and it 
could make a significant difference in 
your life. Many larger institutions have 
long recognized the benefits of develop- 
ing a less structured, informal network of 
contacts through their alumni organiza- 
tions. Now graduates of Susquehanna 
can make the same kinds of connections. 

In just the past past several months, we 
have had corporate CEOs, presidents, 
vice presidents, and other top-ranking 
executives present at almost every one of 

our regional club activities. Highly suc- 
cessful professionals from the fields of 
medicine, banking, law, insurance, gov- 
ernment and finance (to name just a few) 
have also helped fill our guest lists. The 
common thread that binds these individ- 
uals together is SU. 

If you fall into any of the categories 
above, an alumni function is a good 
place to meet and talk with some of your 
peers. In today's competitive economy, 
communicating regularly with your 
counterparts both inside and outside your 
field can be a distinct advantage. 
Looking for a new slant on a perplexing 
job-related problem? Discuss it with 
those who may be experiencing the same 
dilemma. Even if a solution can't be 
found, exploring common ground with 
colleagues can sometimes be a positive 
result in itself. 

Equally positive is the fact that 
Susquehannans as a whole are a knowl- 
edgeable, enthusiastic group who have 
been very well prepared for the chal- 
lenges facing them after graduation. For 
those of you who need individuals with 
just those qualities, look no further than 
your next alumni event. Many of SU's 
brightest and best attend regularly. Some 

of them may be investigating a change of 
position or perhaps even a change of pro- 
fession. Where better for them to get 
some "straight talk" from the leaders in 
their field and expand their circle of pro- 
fessional associates? And where better 
for you to find just the right person to fill 
that opening? 

But if you're thinking that networking 
is strictly career-oriented you're only 
half right. Consider some of the other 
possibilities. If you've recently moved 
into the area, you can get some candid 
and informed answers to the questions 
that most affect your day-to-day life. 
Where are the best dining and shopping 
districts? Who gives piano lessons? 
What's happening in the arts? Is there a 
dentist nearby? How good arc the and 
recreational facilities? Which day care 
providers and schools will be best for my 
children? Are tickets really available for 
the local sports teams (and how do I get I 
them?)? Even if you've been a life-long 
resident, you're probably still going to 
come away with some new insights. The 
fact is, the opportunity to network in a 
relaxed environment with those who 
share a mutual interest is a valuable 

If all of this fails to convince you to 
attend the next alumni event in your 
area, just remember that these are first 
and foremost enjoyable social occasions. 
The company (probably some of your 
old classmates!) is stimulating and the 
locations are unusual. Give it a try. 
You'll be amazed at whom you'll meet 
and what you'll learn. 


Sam Kuba '75 

Director of Alumni Relations 

Please send your alumni news and 

updates to: 

Office of Alumni Relations 
Susquehanna University 
Selinsgrove, PA 17870-1001 

Material received before December 1 

will be included in our Winter 1994 


September 4 SU Tailgate Party 

Pcnn State vs. Minnesota 
State College 

September 11 Kick-off 

Barbecue and Football 
Susquehanna vs. Lycoming 

October 23 Tailgate Party 

Susquehanna vs. Delaware 

Doylestown, Pa. 

Planning is already underway for Alumni 
Weekend '94, set for June 3,4 and 5. Watch 
for our class reunion flags as a reminder of 
your upcoming reunion. 

'30 f 

Caroline Grubb Reisinger '38 recently 
completed a tour of Turkey, with a special 
focus in Biblical archaeology. She reports the 
city of Ephesus was a highpoint of her trip. 

Eleanor Savcri Wise '39 was inducted into 
the newly-established Theatre Hall of Fame 
at Notre Dame High School. Easton, Pa. The 
honor recognizes her role in the development 
of theatre arts at Notre Dame, and community 
involvement in arts through performance, 
directing, and founding a theatre. 
Independent Theatre Inc.. for human relations 
and religious drama. 

50th Reunion • Class of '44 
45th Reunion • Class of '49 
40th Reunion • Class of '54 


Stella and Dave Bennett '53. Pam McKegg 
Done/ '53, and Bill Doney '56 share a few 
"anniversary" moments at Alumni Weekend's 
"Italian Night" buffet. The two couples also cele- 
brated 40 years of marriage at their 40th 



Edward R. Rhodes '57 was appointed to 
the board of directors of The Juniata Valley 
Bank. Rhodes is the senior partner of E.R. 
Rhodes and Son. operating R & S Bus 
Company, a contract hauling firm and a 
motor oil distributor. 

Stanley R. Shilling *57 was appointed 
director of purchasing at Pace University, 
New York City. Shilling joined Pace after 
serving Wagner College for some 25 years in 
various purchasing and operations manage- 
ment positions. 

Professor Emeritus of Biology Howard DeMort. 
/eft. reminisces with Class of 1953 members 
Steve Turok. Joyce Wagner Torok. and Helen 
Von Lynn jeffers at Alumni Weekend. The 
Toroks are also the parents of three more 
Susquehanna alumni, Bruce 79. Scott '88 and 
Garth '83. 

35th Reunion • Class of '59 




Herman K. Hopple '61 directs the 
Chambers burg Area Senior High School 
Symphonette. The Symphonette was featured 
in the TGIF Brown Bag Series held in the 
Capitol Theatre and sponsored by the 
Chambersburg Area Council for the Arts. 

William Eeenbarger '61. of Lebanon, Pa., 
won first place for the best magazine article 
on US/Canada travel entitled "Long Island," 
in Islands. He also was first runner-up for 

best service-oriented consumer article entitled 
"Sky Cops," in The Philadelphia Inquirer. 
The Society of American Travel Writers 
Foundation sponsored the awards in its Ninth 
Annual Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism 

Barbara Jordan 
Sen end: '63 

Barbara Jordan Schenck *63 was named 
Pennsylvania's Outstanding Middle School 
Counselor of the Year by the Pennsylvania 
State Counselors Association. She is respon- 
sible fd 270 students at the Middle School 
West in the Cumberland Valley School 
District where she has been an employee for 
23 years, 1 9 of them as a guidance counselor. 
She follows the students from the sixth 
through eighth grades. She is also involved in 
other school activities including Volunteen, 
peer helpers. Big Brother/Big Sister, student 
assistance program, instructional support 
team, 30-plus interns and tutoring. 

30th Reunion* Class of '64 


12 Susquehanna Today 

James M. Skinner '64 has been appointed 
director of admissions at the U.S. Merchant 
Marine Academy, with the rank of captain, 
U.S. Maritime Service. 

John B. Klomp *66, an art instructor at 
Penn Manor High School, Lancaster, Pa., 
obtained a grant from Pennsylvania Power 
and Light Company for his commercial art 
Students. The group will develop an advertis- 
ing campaign for the company, including a 
poster, one print ad and a television commer- 

The Reverend David C. Newhart *66 is 
pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church, 
Reading, Pa. 

John A. Norton '67 has been named asso- 
ciate director of capital support at Bowdoin 
College, Brunswick, Maine. Norton 
had a 23-year career as a line officer and pilot 
in the United States Navy. 

Bob Hadfield '68 celebrates three 25th anniver- 
saries this year -- his marriage to Nancy, his 
employment with Armstrong World Industries, 
and, of course, his SU graduation. 

Robert J. King '68. a career agent with 
Equitable Life of Iowa, has earned the char- 
tered life underwriter (CLU) diploma and 
professional designation from the American 
College, Bryn Mawr, which specializes in 
professional education in financial services. 
King is general manager of SIA Financial 
Services Corp., Thompsontown, Pa. 

Ev War Grimes '68 is an independent 
audio producer, primarily of programs for 
public radio. She specializes in work with liv- 
ing U.S. composers and in helping non-radio 
non-profit groups produce radio. She was 
Vermont's first woman "rock jock." 

25th Reunion- Class of '69 

Robert O. Jesberg *69 spent ten days at the 
Singapore American School in the Republic 
of Singapore consulting with elementary sci- 
ence teachers. The U.S. State Department's 
Office of Overseas Schools and the Bucks 
County Intermediate Unit sponsored the trip. 

'70 ! 

Sharon Witteck Austin '72, teacher at 
Pingry School, Short Hills, N.J., authored 
"KEEP AN OCEAN MIND - an Awareness 
Project." The presentation includes an under- 
water and land video, an underwater slide 
show (set to original music composed by 
Sharon and her husband), and a video pre- 
pared for student sign-out from the library. 

Larry L. Eppley '72 is a data resource ana- 
lyst. United Parcel Service, Mahwah, NJ. 
Edward "Jed" G. Lawrence Jr. '72 is 

director of The Edward B. Lawrence 
Undertaking Business, Darien, Conn., which 
has been in business for 100 years. 

John W. Schrader *73, a former regional 
resident, was named executive director for St. 
John Lutheran Care Center, Mars, Pa. His 
responsibilities include overall operations 
management, program development and 
administrative reporting. 

John M. Pivarnik '73 was appointed direc- 
tor of music. Calvary Lutheran Church, 
Cranford, N.J. He is responsible for oversee- 
ing all music at worship services and events, 
including the directing of the church's adult 
choir, three youth and children's choirs, and 
several handbell choirs. 

15th Reunion • Class of 79 


20th Reunion -Class of 74 

The Reverend Charles J. Blauvelt '74 is 

rector of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church of 
Roxborough, Philadelphia, Pa. Father 
Blauvelt served as rector of the congregation 
of St. Paul's Church in Harrisburg, Pa., and 
joins St. Timothy's from his most recent 
parish of St. Mary's in Northfield. Vt. 

Randy E. Tewksbury '75 was named con- 
troller in the financial division at Mercy 
Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Tewksbury was 
awarded the designation of "Fellow" by the 
Healthcare Financial Management 
Association. The HFMA fellowship is a mea- 
sure of excellence in the healthcare financial 
management field that only a small number of 
individuals receive. 

James M. Jordan *75, formerly director of 
choral activities at Lewisburg High School, 
directed the Westminster Chapel Choir at a 
performance at Rooke Chapel on the campus 
of Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa. 

Eaith Christensen Maricic '75, of 
Cranfield, has joined Burgdorff Realtors' 
Westfield, N.J. office. She has been a member 
of New Jersey's Million Dollar Sales Club 
every year since entering real estate sales in 
1 987. 

Robert C. Zimmerman '76 has been 
appointed to the Northern Central Bank's 
associate board of directors. He is president 
of Zimmerman Motors in Sunbury, Pa. 

Gerald G. Huesken '77 has been named 
assistant superintendent, Muhlenberg School 
District, Reading, Pa. Huesken had been 
Conestoga Valley High School principal. 

Jon W. Eich '77, a planner focusing on 
long-range community planning, economic 
development and protection and enhancement 
of the environment, is one of the 30 members 
of Leadership Centre County. This group is a 
joint project of the State College and 
Bellefonte area chambers of commerce and 
the Moshannon Valley Economic 
Development Partnership. 

Kathleen S. Dunn *77 has been promoted 
to divisional claim superintendent for State 
Farm Insurance company, Malta, N.Y. She is 
responsible for managing the fire and casualty 
claims operation throughout New England. 

Holly Geise Howard '78 has been promot- 
ed to manager of programming services, in 
charge of data administration and data deliv- 
ery, University of Texas Medical Branch at 
Galveston. She supervises a staff of program- 
mer analysts who provide executive informa- 
tion system and fourth generation language 
support to the university. 

Janis Miller Wagner '79 has been elected 
vice president of the American Federation of 
Musicians, Hanover, Pa. She is also a bas- 
soonist with the Lyric Band of Hanover. 

Michael A. Walch *79 is controller at 
Saybolt Inc., an international quantitative and 
qualitative measurer of petroleum products. 
He is also owner of Breakaway Frozen 
Yogurt in Scotch Plains, N.J, and also assis- 
tant soccer coach at the Scotch Plains High 
School. His team was state champion and #3 
in the nation in the USA Today Coaches' 

Gail A. Griffin '79 is office manager of the 
United States Trademark Association of New 
York City. 

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Joseph C. McGinty '81 was recently fea- 
tured in an Atlantic City, N.J. newspaper. A 
keyboardist who is making some recordings, 
he returns to New Jersey to play in local 

John A. Hayes III '81 has been promoted 
to assistant vice president, Dauphin Deposit 
Bank and Trust Co. He supervises the corpo- 
rate trust department's educational services 

Linda Post Bushkofsky '81 is synod 
administrator of the Northeastern 
Pennsylvania Synod of the Evangelical 
Lutheran Church in America. 

Richard D. Pecht '81 has been promoted to 
branch administration/A. V. P.. Chemical 
Bank, NJ. He is responsible for the branch 
operations of the northern 50 New Jersey 

Valerie L. Trollinger *82 was appointed to 
the position of principal bassoonist in the 
Reading Symphony Orchestra. She has per- 
formed with the Delaware Symphony, 
Trenton Symphony, Lehigh Valley Chamber 
Orchestra, Lancaster Symphony, Pottstown 
Symphony, Berks Grand Opera orchestra, 
Reading Choral Society and FYVE (Berks 
County's only woodwind quintet). 

Carol Brouse Goodwin *83 has been pro- 
moted to vice president. Fleet Bank. 
Glastonbury, Conn. She had been senior com- 
pliance manager in the government and com- 
munity affairs department. 

Beth A. Knepp *83 was named district 
sales manager of the month from The 
Baltimore Life Insurance Company. She is a 
member of the Philipsburg, Pa., district. 

Donna Hassell Mitschele '83 is account 
manager, VMI Communications Inc., a 
Leola, Pa., marketing communications com- 

Janette Meredith Warwick '83 directs 
computing services, manages the computer 
center and serves as system manager of Clark 
State Community College's computing envi- 
ronment and Datatel Colleague management 
information system in Springfield, Ohio. 

10th Reunion -Class of '84 


Shippensburg, Pa. He is responsible for vari- 
ous operational areas including commercial 
lending and business development. 

Timothy N. BenU '84 is district manager, 
American General Finance, Mechanicsburg, 

Bruce I. Mil/man '84, after three years of 
supervising an emergency clinic for the City 
of Baltimore, now has a private dental prac- 
tice in Washington, D.C. 

Kenneth B. Teats Jr. '85 runs the front 
office, Apache Homes, Selinsgrove, Pa. 

Jeffrey S. Nudelman '85 is assistant to the 
CFO, United Jersey Bank, Hackensack, N.J. 

Keith W. Newell '85 is senior underwriter, 
American International Group Surety Bonds, 
in the Los Angeles office. 

Robbin Carriero Servidio '85, currently 
active in the Sigmund Weis School Mentor 
Program for women business students, is 
president of the northern New Jersey chapter 
of Financial Women International. 

Kenneth R. Peifer Jr.'86 is a supervisor 
responsible for the operation of 10 Wawa 
stores in the Millville, N.J., area. 

Elizabeth A. Kazar '87 is assistant vice 
president of human resources and administra- 
tion, IBJ Schroder Bank and Trust Company, 
New York City. 

Harold N. Tonkins '87 is assistant labora- 
tory manager, Anthracite Industries, Sunbury. 
Pa. His wife. Kathy Levan Tonkins '87. is 
junior high band director in the Midd-West 
School District. 

Lauren K. Brod '87 is director of BETA 
Training Services in Swarthmore, Pa. Lauren 
is also a part-time disc jockey. 

Mason W. Brown '88 

Mason W. Brown '88, president of 
American Information Systems Inc. of 
Wellsboro, Pa., recently announced the 
launch of a new quality-based software prod- 
uct that will allow companies to assess their 
quality control systems based on the Malcolm 
Baldridge National Quality Award criteria 
and the ISA 900 Standard. AIS plans to team 
with the American Society of Quality Control 
for final development and marketing of the 
new product under the trademark name 

Wayne E. Pyle '88 is with the Professional 
Theatre Training Program at University of 
Delaware. He is involved with the Adopt-An- 
Actor program. 

David L. Swinehart '89 is interim director 
of the Pocono Youth Orchestra. He leads the 
string instrument program in the Delaware 
Valley School District where he oversees 
music instruction for nearly 100 students. 

Amy T. Baran '89 has been promoted to 
sales manager. Great Valley Hilton and 
Conference Center, Malvern, Pa. 

Robert S. Nickey '84 is vice president and 
commercial lending officer, Orrstown Bank, 

Class of 1988 Advisory: 

The Susquehanna University Office of Career 
Development and Placement currently main- 
tains credential files for the first five years 
after graduation. If you are a member of the 
Class of '88 who had a credential file with the 
office and you do not want your file 
destroyed, please contact the office at (7 17) 

cont. on p. 14 


Jeffrey R. Froling *90 is an academic advi- 
sor in Kent State's College of Business. He is 
also pursuing his interests as a 

Aaron B. Billger '91 received the 1993 
Outstanding Achievement in Public Relations 
Award at the Pennsylvania Affiliate Annual 
Volunteer Recognition Awards Banquet. This 
awards program recognizes those individuals, 
groups and corporations who have made out- 
standing contributions in the fight against dia- 

Ben D. Kaminski '91 is loan officer. The 
Union National Bank, Mt. Carmel, Pa. 

Arden J. Miller '91 has been promoted to 
retail loan officer at Pennsylvania National 
Bank with responsibility for the origination of 
residential mortgage loans in the Pottsville 
area and surrounding communities. 

Marine Lance Cpl. Eric Kirkland '91 has 

returned from Okinawa, Japan. He participat- 
ed in training exercises in Japan and Korea. 

Joseph J. Bressi '92 graduated from the 
Pennsylvania State Police Academy. He is 
with Troop T in Highspire. Pa. 

Denise M. Fauci '92 is a sales manager. 
R.H. Macy's. New York City. 

John J. Martin '92 is a lieutenant in the 
U.S. Marine Corps. 

Anne Ford '92 is a member of Players' 
Associate Acting Program, part of Players 
Theatre Columbus in Ohio. This program 
enables recent college graduates to polish 
their talents in the "real world" of regional 
professional theater. 

Jennifer Anne Wicks *92 is project assis- 
tant, Lockwood Greene Engineers, 
Bridgewater, N.J. 


To Steven J. '87 and Colleen Hargreaves 
Curran '87, by adoption, a two-year old 
daughter Carol Wattley and a one-year old 
son Ammadeus. Susquehannan Damian C. 
Caracciolo '88 served as a godparent. / R.D. 
3. Box 3730, Pottsville, PA 1 790 1 . 

To Guthrie'79 and Meagan Iampietro 
Burke '78, a son, Guthrie Jr., September 1 2, 
1990. Guthrie is vice president, Willis 
Corroon, Parsippany. NJ. Meagan is a mer- 
chandiser, Yeungson Int., under the label 
"Haley. ..Too" maternity clothes. New York 
City. / 34 Shadyside Avenue, Summit, NJ 

To J. Ian and Linda Crape Lawson '75, a 
daughter, Sarah Lynn. December 2, 1990. / 
12232 Bonaventure Drive SE, Calgary, 
Alberta, T2J 3L2, Canada. 

To Fred and Laurie Ritson Dougherty '79, 
a son, John F„ January 3, 1991 . / 750 Darby 
Paoli Road, Newtown Square. PA 19073- 

To James *81 and Ann Stanzione 
Thompson '82, a daughter, Chelsea. She 
joins sister Amanda. / 77 1 4 Briarstone Court, 
Ellicort City, MD 21043. 

To Paul and Georgina Martin Rappisi '79, 
a daughter, Marissa Lee, July 18, 1991. She 
joins brother Michael. Georgina is a nurse at 
Rahway Hospital. / 2046 Bamett Street, 
Rahway. NJ 07065. 

To Robert and Brenda Harlan Miller '79. 
a son, Thomas Harlan. July 30, 1991./ 534 
Galen Drive. State College, PA 16803-1 1 16. 

To Mark and Susan Stakcr Mossman '76, 
a son, Andrew Mark, September 25, 1991. / 
2 1 2 North Powell Avenue, Columbus, OH 

To Douglas J. '87 and Claudia Kuhn 
Klahre '87, a daughter, Melissa Ann, 
December 18, 1991./ 18925 Ebbtide Circle, 
Germantown, MD 20874. 

To John and Sherri Snyder Mete '83, a 
daughter. Heather Nicole. March 2, 1992. / 7 
Westwood Drive, Ml. Holly Springs, PA 

To J. Wesley and Kathleen Gorman Gray 
'85. a son, Austin Wesley. April 2, 1992. / 
5481 Club Head Road, Virginia Beach VA 

To Michael and Susan Howe Kwiatek'83, 
a son, Jason Daniel, May 14, 1992. Susan is 
general manager. Twin Rocks Restaurant, 
Lake Ariel. / R.D. I , Box I , Lake Ariel, PA 

To Thomas and Joanne Reitz Hench '69. a 
son. Aaron Thomas Karl, May 20, 1992. 
Joanne is director of music and organist, St. 
Stephen's Lutheran Church. Wilmington. DE. 
/ R.D. 1, Box 7-B, Landenberg, PA 19350. 

To Mr. and Mrs. David J. Caporaso '80. a 
daughter, Laura Ann, May 28. 1992. She 
joins brother David. David is principle tech- 
nical associate. Mutual Benefit Life Insurance 
Co., Newark, NJ. / 36 Stonyridge Drive, 
Lincoln Park, NJ 07035. 

To Eric A.'85 and Jill Schafer Boehme 
'87, a son, Jonathan Eric, May 29, 1992. Eric 
is a data processing manager. Occupational 
Health Services, Nashville, TN. / 3203 
Agatha Court, Antioch. TN 37013. 

To Timothy and Sharon Bertram Bearer 
'75, a daughter, Emily Catherine, June 30, 
1992. She joins brothers Matthew and Colin/ 
121 Saltwell Road, Liverpool. NY 13090. 

To Darryl and Mary Muscarelli Miller 
'84, a son, Samuel Edward Good, July 2, 
1992. / 540 Rome Road, Lititz, PA 17543. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Dean J. Giopulos '81, a 
son, Eric Costas, July 20, 1992. Dean is an 
elementary counselor. Wellsville Central 
Schools. / 133 East Pearl Street. Wellsville, 
NY 14895. 

To Mark and Elizabeth Hagerty 
Tiedemann '81, a daughter. Margaret Ann, 
July 22, 1992. She joins brother Jeremy. / 
3709 Brownes Ferry Road, Charlotte, NC 

To Mr. and Mrs. Marc Gutlcber '82, a 
daughter. Jillian Elise, July 27, 1992. She 
joins brother Ryan. Marc is a financial ana- 
lyst, Communications-Electronics Agency. / 
2208 Wilson Road. Point Pleasant, NJ 08742. 

To Paul B. '80 and Kathleen Christie 
Whipple '80, a daughter, Rosemary 
Elizabeth. July 27, 1992. She joins brother 
Paul. / 4435 Venus Avenue, Harrisburg. PA 

To Charles A. '88 and Patricia Ross 
Buckley '88. a daughter. Shannon Irene, July 
28, 1992. / 206 Four Season's Drive, Drums, 
PA 18222. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Kiessling 
'81. a daughter, Rachel Stuart. August I, 
1992. Chris is with Hewlett-Packard Co. / 
969 Steinway Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008. 

To Charles '83 and Anna Milheim Jordan 
'84, a daughter, Abigail Lynne, August 5, 
1992. She joins sister Charlotte. / 309 
Benning Lane, Downingtown, PA 19335. 

Musical movers and shakers in the Susquehanna University Alumni jazz fnsemb/e and the 1 992-93 
University Jazz fnsemb/e joined recently for a reunion concert directed by Assistant Professor of 
Music Wc Ris/ow in the (he new Degenstein Center Theater. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Michael Fabian '74, a 
son, Patrick Michael, August 31. 1992. He 
joins brother Tommy and sister Katie. / 10 
Florence Drive. Manorville, NY 1 1949. 

To Timothy and Michelle Triaca Dennen 
'86. a son, Collin Timothy, September 15, 
1992. Michelle is a self-employed music 
leacher. / 579 East Bluff Drive. Penn Yan, 
NY 14527. 

To Richard and Barbara Horton Farr '81. 
a daughter, Carly Alexandra, October 8, 
1992. She joins sister Amanda. / 2105 Reed 
Street, Williamsport, PA 17701. 

To Douglas and Christy Baker Tompkins 
'83, a son. Ryan Peter, October 16, 1992. He 
joins brother Justin. Christy is a music 
teacher in Brick, NJ. / 47 Village Drive, 
Barnegat, NJ 08005. 

To Tim and Roberta Shade Gilfoyle '84, a 
daughter. Emily Rose, October 26, 1992. She 
joins sister Alyssa. Roberta has been promot- 
ed to account manager. Shared Medical 
Systems. / 1305 Morrow Road, Pittsburgh, 
PA 15241. 

To Brian and Marguerite Doyle LeBoeuf 
'83, a son, Michael Doyle, October 29, 1992. 
Marguerite is senior relocation counselor, 
Weichert Relocation Co., Inc. in Morris 
Plains, NJ. / 60 King George Road, Warren. 
NJ 07059. 

To Peter and Randi Keller Sagona '84. a 
son, Robert Michael, November 18, 1992. 
Randi is a learning strategist, School Board of 
Palm Beach County. / 12280 Gingerwood 
Lane, Wellington, FL 33414. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Nickey III 
'84, a son. Benjamin, December 1, 1992. / 
204 Hollar Avenue. Shippensburg, PA 17257. 
To Mr. and Mrs. Peter C. Landmesser '79. 

a son, Travis Peter, December 13, 1992. Peter 
is logistics manager. Atlantic Aviation Corp.. 
New Castle, DE. / 2 Marlborough Court. New 
Castle. DE 19720. 

To Jeff and Cindy Lain Rowan '87, a son, 
Brett Charles, December 23, 1992. He joins 
brother Joshua. Cindy is senior training spe- 
cialisl, Selective Insurance, Branchville, NJ. / 
104 Gould Road, Newfoundland, NJ 07435. 

To Donald and Mary Engel Rowe '80. a 
daughter, Sydney, December 29, 1992. Mary 
is vice president/controller. Somerset Trust 
Company, Somerville, NJ. / 10 Kent Court. 
Annandale, NJ 08801. 

To Thomas P. '86 and Gina Hucke 
Bunting '86. a son, Matthew Brennan, 
January 1, 1993. He joins brother Patrick. 
Tom is a litigation supervisor. Hertz 
Corporation, Park Ridge, NJ. / 30 Arlington 
Avenue, Hawthorne, NJ 07506. 

To Edward and Lori Thomas McCue '78, 
a son, Matthew Thomas, January 3, 1993. / 
109 Kilmer Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430. 

To Michael and Christine Shoaf Hester 
'82, twin girls. Brooke Michelle and Melissa 
Christine. January 6. 1993. / 3 Court Place, 
Madison, NJ 07940. 

To Dr. and Mrs. Donald W. Monetti '78, a 
son. Luke William, January 7. 1993. Donald 
is a chiropractor, Springfield Chiropractic. / 
44 Water Sireet, Mountainville, Lebanon, NJ 

To Brett W.'88 and Dawn Beney Graf 
'91, a daughter, Kaitlyn Nicole, January 1 2, 
1993. / 18 Clearview Court, Hanover, PA 
To Mr. and Mrs. Arthur L. Legar '87, a 
daughter, Amanda Lauren, January 23, 1993. 
/ P.O. Box 393, Unionville, PA 19375. 

To John and Sherri Apple Uehling '82, a 
daughter. Ashley Blair. February 10. 1993. / 
321 Market Street. Miffiinburg, PA 17844- 

com. on p. 16 

SU alumni toured Foothill, the historic home of 
Henry Mercer, in Doylestown, Pa., during a 
recent event sponsored by the Philadelphia 
Alumni Club. 

Rich Spoils '68 prepares breakfast lor Sam. Dee 
'81. and Ron V/esner during the Mercer Mile 

14 Susquehanna Today 

Alumni Accolades: Three Receive Association Awards 

A distinguished alumnus, a former 
Susquehanna alumni director and a for- 
mer assistant to the University president 
are the latest recipients of the 
Susquehanna University Alumni 
Association awards. All three accepted 
their medals at the Alumni Reunion and 
Awards Luncheon in Evert Dining Hall. 

California attorney and Certified Public 
Accountant Carl Hitchner '62 of San 
Francisco, Calif., received the 
Association award for achievement, 
while former Susquehanna Alumni 
Director and University publicist Ruth 
McCorkill '43 of Northumberland 
received the award for service. 

For only the fourth time in its history, 
the Alumni Association also presented a 
special award to a non-Susquehanna 
alumnus. Former Assistant to the 
University President George R.F. Tamke 
of Lewisburg was recognized for his 
long service to the University and alum- 
ni. Tamke is the designer of the current 
alumni award medallion. Previous spe- 
cial awards have gone to legendary Head 
Football Coach Amos Alonzo Stagg Sr.. 
President Emeritus Gustave Weber and 
Dan MacCuish, a former director of 
admission for the University. 

Hitchner earned a degree in accounting 
from Susquehanna and his law degree 
from the University of Notre Dame in 
1973. He is president and chairman of 
the board of directors of the law firm of 

Weissburg and Aronson, and is in charge 
of the firm's San Francisco office. 

Prior to joining the firm in January 

1982, Hitchner was on the staff of the 
University Counsel of Stanford 
University for eight years, serving as 
managing attorney for medical affairs 
beginning in 1977. His other profession- 
al experience includes four years as a 
staff accountant with Peat, Marwick, 
Mitchell and Co. in New York and San 
Francisco, two years as director of 
finance of the Stanford University 
Computer Center, and 10 years as a part- 
time instructor in accounting and law at 
Stanford, the University of California 
Extension, California State University at 
Hayward and Indiana University at 
South Bend. 

Hitchner is an active member of the 
Healthcare Financial Management 
Association (HFMA), serving on its 
board of directors from 1988-90. He also 
serves on the board of trustees of 
Catholic Health Corp., Omaha, Neb., and 
the board of directors of Catholic 
Healthcare West in San Francisco. 

His numerous professional association 
memberships include die American Bar 
Association, American Institute of 
Certified Public Accountants, National 
Association of College and University 
Attorneys and National Health Lawyers 

After graduating from Susquehanna in 

1943, McCorkill served 10 years as 
alumni director, director of news ser- 
vices and sports publicist. She also held 
positions with Upsala College, the New 
Jersey Division of the Salvation Army, 
the Old First Presbyterian Church of 
Newark, N.J., and United Appeals of 
Essex and West Hudson, N.J. 

She has served as a class agent for 
more than 20 years, a member of the 
Alumni Association executive board, 
treasurer of the Women's Auxiliary, and 
a member of the advisory council. Her 
other memberships include Alpha Delta 
Pi national sorority, Priestly Chapter 
#423, Order of the Eastern Star, and 
national alumnae of Pi Beta Phi fraterni- 
She is active in the adult choir and bell 
choir of St. John 's Lutheran Church in 
Northumberland and also performs with 
the Susquehanna Valley Chorale. 

Tamke retired from Susquehanna in the 
fall of 1986 as assistant to the president. 

1 993 SU Alumni Association Award winners, left to right, George R. F. Tamke. Ruth Eleanor 
McCorkill '43 and Car/ Hitchner '62 mark the occasion with Terry March '67. president of the associ- 

During his 26-year tenure at the 
University, he served as senior public 
relations officer with emphasis on publi- 
cations, chaired two presidential inaugu- 
rations and supervised the news bureau 
operations. He also advised student pub- 
lications and was an instructor in adver- 
tising art. 

Tamke earned his bachelor's degree 
from Wagner College and his master's 
from Columbia University. A member of 
Sharon Lutheran Church in Selinsgrove, 
he currently serves on the board of direc- 
tors of the Lutheran Theological 
Seminary in Philadelphia, and several 
committees of the Upper Susquehanna 
Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran 
Church in America (ELCA). He also 
chaired Tressler-Lutheran Service 
Associates, the Selinsgrove Borough 
Planning Commission, and the Lutheran 
Church in America Board of 


W e are proud to announce 
our new official Susquehanna 
University watch. 

Created by Hamilton Watches 
of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a 
quality name since 1892, each 
watch dial features a richly 
detailed three-dimensional ver- 
sion of the University seal. A 
precision ETA Swiss quartz 
movement assures accuracy 
and dependability. A 10K gold- 
filled case and matching expan- 
sion bracelet and a scratch- 
resistant mineral crystal com- 
plete that presentation. 

Both women's and men's 
watches are priced at $159.95, 
plus $9.60 tax (for Pa. residents 
only) and shipping. This dis- 
tinctive timepiece is available 
by mail, using the form delow, 
or at the Campus Bookstore. 

To order: phone the campus bookstore at 
717-372-4393 Mondays through Thursdays 
from 8:30am to 6pm, or Fridays from 
8:30am to 4pm, or mail the order form 
below to: Susquehanna University Campus 
Bookstore, Degenstein Campus Center, 
Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA 

J Men's J Women's 

CI Check or Money Order Enclosed 
Payable to SU Campus Bookstore 
J Charge 
J Mastercard J VISA J Discover QAM EX 

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The Harrisburg. York, and Lancaster Alumni Clubs gathered lor a reception at the West Shore 
Country Club in Camp Hill. Pa. 

Wayne Fisher '66 hosted a reception for the New York City Alumni Club in the 42nd floor 
Continental Club at the Continental Center in lower Manhattan. 

The Johnstown Alumni Club held its annual din- 
ner in April. Attending, from left to right, were 
Frank K. Fetterolf '48. Mabel Kinzey Fetterolf 
'24. Melvin Claycomb, and Maude Miller 
Claycomb '42. 

The second Annual SU Summer Celebration 
drew nearly 100 alumni, friends and family 
members to Harrisburg's City Island for bar- 
becue and baseball. Todd Donovan '93 sings 
the National Anthem to open the Harrisburg 
Senators game. 


com. from p. 14 

To Mark and Marianne "Mimi" Rossell 
Wolfe '82, a son, Taylor Philip, February 10, 
1993, He joins brother Kevin. / 4505 Hilldale 
Road, Reading. PA 19606. 

To Kenneth and Elizabeth Helm Martin 
'78, a son, James. February 1 1, 1993. Bitsy is 
office manager, Johnson & Higgins of 
Kentucky, Inc./ 11712 Robindale Road, 
Louisville, KY 40243. 

To Dan and Holly Gibb Manuppelli '78, a 
son, Brandon Gibb. February 11, 1 993. / 
7725 Benbrook, San Antonio, TX 78250. 

To Alan and Margaret Clapper Goodrich 
'82, a son, Adam Robert, February 16. 1993. 
He joins brother Matftrew. / 1 825 Walnut 
Lane, Quakertown, PA 1895 1 . 

To Mr. and Mrs. Andrew C. Ford '87, a 
daughter, Ashley Christine. February 16, 
1 993. / 908 8th Street, Newark, DE 1 97 1 1 . 

To Todd G. '81 and Jewel Williamson 
Burns '83. twin daughters, Elizabeth Morgan 
and Haley. February 20, 1993. Todd is a sci- 
ence teacher, Pocono Mountain School 
District. Swiftwater, PA. / 31 1 Crestmont 
Street. Pen Argyl. PA 1 8072. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Frederick G. Stanton 
'82, a daughter. Andrea Michelle. February 
25, 1993. / 205 Ash Street, Honesdale, PA 

To Carl and Ardis Fisher Simonson '80. a 
son Matthew Adam, March 7, 1993. He joins 
brother Jeremy. Ardis teaches violin for 
Barrington Suzuki Strings. Her husband is 
doing marketing for Business Options and 
Services. / 216 Washington Street, 

Barrington, IL 60010. 

To Kevin J. '85 and Tracy Gerard Akner 
'85. a son, Austin Darius, March 22. 1993. 
He joins brother Derek. / 200 Lincoln 
Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 1 1570. 

To Walter J. '73 and Linda Saldukas 
Payne '73, a son, Corbin Michael, March 24, 
1993./ 1502 Henning Way. Lansdale, PA 

To Mr. and Mrs. James A. Kurras '77. a 
daughter, Michelle Ami, March 28, 1993. She 
joins sister Danielle and bothers Bobby, Greg 
and Cliff. / 1003 Hearthside Court S, 
Hendersonville. TN 37075, 

To Randall and Constance Snyder Malick 
'82, a daughter, Gabrielle Chavelier, March 
30, 1993. / 5058 Bowood Street, Center 
Valley. PA 18034. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Matthew A. Spangler 
'82. a son. Logan Benjamin, March 30, 1993. 
Logan joins sister Stephanie. / R.D. 3. Box 
1484, Milton. PA 17847. 

To Timothy and Barbara Flynn Kochen 
'87, a son. Matthew Henry, April 6, 1993. 
Barbara is an accountant, Horrigan American, 
Inc., Flying Hills, PA. / 416 North 
Wyomissing Avenue, Shillington, PA 19607, 

To Scott and Cheryl Edwards Gobin '91, 
a daughter, Carstcn Marie, April 22, 1993. / 
1 106 Floribunda Lane, Mechanicsburg, PA 

To Mr. and Mrs. Todd J. Lepage '87, a 
son, Zachary Robert. May 3, 1993. / 203 
Orchard Lane. Carrboro. NC 27510-2530. 

55th Reunion • Class of 1938 

John Rakshys, Robert A. Boyer and 
George J. Klrnmel. 

60th Reunion • Class of 1933 

Left to right, row one. Margaret Ide Magu/re. Grace Soyle, 
Amelia Krapf Williams. Irene Mengel Botdorf. Row two. William 
Swarm. Bill Carolan. J. Donald Steele. Jo Hoy Lamb. John A. 
Schoffstall. Walter C. Metzger. 

50th Reunion • Class of 1 943 

Left to right, row one: Dorothy Williamson Adams. Ruth Billow 
Spooner, Helen Murray Carper, Marjorie Wolfe McCune. Doris Welch 
Mitman. Row 2: Mary Jane Kresge Jones. Mary Cox Moore. Dorothy 
Webber Smith, Feme Lauver Zeigler. Ethel Kniffin Flannery. Emagean 
Pensyl Whitmoyer. Marion V. Crow. Row three: Howard Dye. Jim Hall, 
Ruth Eleanor McCorkill. Edmund W. Baxter, Raymond Kourtz, George 
MacQuesten, Lawrence M. Isaacs. 

16 Susquehanna Today 

Don King '66, Williamsport Alumni Club Chair, shares a few moments with, left to right, Marjorie 
Barton Myers '46, Teresa Gneco. Ann Grieco '95, He/en Gundrum Sprout '37, and Sharon King fol- 
lowing dinner at the Hillside Restaurant owned by Dave Miele 74. 

In Memory 

Adam E. Bradigan. Danville, Pa., April 
17, 1989. He was employed by the 
Pennsylvania Department of Welfare and also 
operated a private accounting practice. 

Sarah Margaret Dretse Dreisch '15, 
Staten Island. N.Y., January 15. 1991. She 
had a millinery and dress business in 
Sunbury, Pa. 

Olive Salem Walborn '21, Bristow, Ind., 
May 5. 1993. She earned a M.S. from 
Virginia Polytechnic Institute. From 1921 to 
1938 she was a high school teacher. From 

1938 to 1950 she was an instructor and 
research assistant at Virginia Polytechnic 
Institute. She also had some educational 
material for high school teachers published. 
Among the survivors are two sisters. Helen 
Salem Wescoat '19 and Mary Salem Koons 
'27. She was preceded in death by two broth- 
ers, Luther C. Salem '25 and John A. 
Salem '31. 

Amelia Schell Schnure '24. formerly of 
Laurelton. Pa., in Lewisburg. Pa., May 12. 
1993. She retired as a school teacher having 
taught more than 45 years in the Mifflinburg 

School District. She was a lifetime member 
of Christ Lutheran Church. Millmont. a mem- 
ber of various church organizations and the 
Laurelton Women's Club, and a life member 
of the Union County Historical Society. 

Merrill A. Sweitzer '28, Jersey Shore. Pa.. 
February 19, 1993. He received a master of 
arts degree in secondary education from New 
York University in 1930. He retired in 1965 
after 26 years with the Pennsylvania 
Department of Welfare. Prior to that, he was 
a teacher and principal, having served at Port 
Allegheny High School, the former 
Limestone Township High School and in 
Morris Township Schools. Clearfield County. 
During the Depression he was educational 
advisor for the Civilian Conservation Corps 
camps in Cammel and Waterville. He was a 
lifelong member of St. Peter Lutheran 
Church. Collomsville and he was a 

Ruth G. Beck '29. Northumberland. Pa„ 
April 4, 1993. She received her master's 
degree from Bucknell University in 1952. 
She was a teacher in the Sunbury Junior High 
School before retiring in 1970. She was a 50- 
year member of Zion Lutheran Church and 
the Order of Eastern Star, both of Sunbury. 
Pa.; and a member of the Northumberland 
County Historical Society. Pennsylvania 
Retired Public School Employees. AARP. 
and the Women's Auxiliary of Susquehanna 
University. She was a former member of the 
Sunbury Business and Professional Women 
and Sunbury Community Hospital Auxiliary. 

Wellington "Duke" Hartman '30. Fort 
Lauderdale, Fla., March 3, 1993. He taught 
business classes to high school students in 
Catasauqua, Pa. He was a World War II vet- 
eran, serving in the Navy in the South Pacific 
as a personnel officer. He was a tent mate of 
James Michener. who later became a best- 
selling novelist. After the war he was a self- 
employed factory representative. He was last 
employed as the county veterans officer. He 

was active in numerous organizations, includ- 
ing the South Florida Boy Scout Council, 
from which he received the coveted Silver 
Beaver award. He served in Kiwanis. 
Community Chest, Red Cross, Naval 
Reserve, and the Port Everglades Authority 

Kermit D. Witmer '32, formerly of 
Elizabethville, Pa., Millersburg. Pa.. March 
16. 1993. He was an Army veteran of World 
War II. He earned a master's degree in educa- 
tion from Bucknell University in 1951. He 
was retired from Upper Dauphin High School 
where he taught chemistry. He also taught in 
Hemdon and Highspire. He was a member 
and former deacon of Salem United Church 
of Christ, a member of American Legion, 
Loyal Order of Moose and National Retired 
Teachers Association. 

Estelle Pearl Marcuse '33. Rockville, Md. 
She taught social studies at Kulpmont High 
School from 1933 to 1942. She was assistant 
director for the USO from 1942 to 1944. She 
taught English at Bowie High School. El 
Paso, Texas, from 1949 to 1954. She taught 
English at Reynolds Junior High School, 
Lancaster, Pa., from 1955 until she retired in 
1975. She traveled extensively and was a 
member of NEA, PSEA. National Retired 
Teachers Association, and other professional 

Peter Shuty '38, Pittsburgh, Pa.. May 6. 
1993. He earned a master of arts degree in 
education from Duquesne University. He was 
a commercial teacher and a coach in the 
Newville Township School District for 35 
years. He was a charter member of the 
Susquehanna Sports Hali of Fame. He had 
been a member of PSEA and NEA and he 
served in World War II. 

Frederick B. Schmidt '40. Wilkes-Barre. 
Pa.. April 6, 1993. He earned his master's 
degree in music education from Columbia 

com. on p. 19 

40th Reunion • Class of 1953 

Left to right, row one. Marguerite Heffelfmger Budd. Beatrice 
Morrow Myers, Elizabeth Burnham Chase. M. Josephine Stuter. 
Row two. Jean Rarick Detwiler, Margretta Thomas Bailey, Joan 
Wiant Williamson-Clark, Pamela McfCegg Doney, Marilyn 
Stadtlander Auman. Clara Williams Anderson. Row three: Robert 
C. Wyllie, Joyce Wagner Torok. Helen Vonlynn Jeffers, Christine 
Harman Engle. Ruth freed Bosch. William Kloap. Row four; Steve 
F. Torok, William C. Davenport. Edward P. Kopf, Robert A. 
Mesler, David Bennett. Harmon L Andrews, Charles N. Mason. 

25th Reunion • Class of 1968 

Left to right, row one: Betsy Klose Selinger, Helen 
Swartz Van Ness, Joanne Romano Lucas, Linda 
Woolbert Flindt. Trudy Miller Miner. Marilyn 
Moritz Elam. Karalee Buttorff Ameel. Johanna 
Sheese Murray, Gwen Henneforth Fitch. Row two: 
Kenneth R. Selinger, Robert W. Hadheld, Susan 
Sarbacher Pence. Pamela Radtke Gallagher. 
Suzanne Yencbko. Trixanna Weber Van Anglen, 
Norinne Bailey Spencer, Catherine Stresejarjisian, 
Denise Horton Jackson. Stephen M. Vak. Row 
three: Samuel J. Halpern. Elizabeth Charles, William 
A. Lewis. Gail Graham Zorr, Barbara Smith Norton, 
Janet Schmaltz Ross, Susan Fuellhart Loyd, Samuel 
D. Capper, Dawn Grigg Mueller, Barry R. Jackson. 
Henry H. Herrington. Row four: Robert B. 
Donmoyer. Richard G. Poinsett, James L. Lubrecht. 
Terry R. Bossert, A. Michael Weaver. J. Fred Lehr, 
Benjamin Larzelere, Robert Schilpp. Arthur D. 
Ebersberger. Richard D. Spotts, Eric L. Horn, 
Richard L. Schuster. 


10th Reunion • Class of 1983 

Left to right, row one: Rebecca Roman Meisel. Cullette 
Crance Williams. Darlene Baculis Bishop. Sheri Snyder 
Metz, Deborah Scharmann Himmel. Brenda Larson 
Barren. Jennifer Palmer Barker, Carolyn Brady, Susan Kees 
Morgan. Susan Coates Flake, Romona Kunkel Whittock. 
jacklyn Hepner Cvik. Row two: Joanna Moyer Rudisill. 
Beth Anne Knepp, Judy Sunblade, Gregory Carr, Jack Farr, 
Robin Bach Scholl, Patricia Pietchke De Graff, Mike 
Hilfman. Lori Vaningen Daukas. Marcia Williamson Abey. 
Jewel Williamson Burns. Wendy Rittenhouse Arzt, Karen 
Janeski Sauer. Row three: Ernest J. Meisel. R. Allen Baker. 
David Aboussleman. Gregory Gravalis, Glenn W. Vrabel. 
Timothy W. Ryan, Bette Funkhouser Higley. William H. 
Haelig. Shah Showers Haelig. Rich Frotten, Keith A. Bray, 
Susan Bogovich Shemanski. Pamela Grow Keiser. Row 
lour: George D. Rudisill. Steven J. Chappe/ear, Joseph J. 
Diangelo, Jeffrey D. Sharp. F. Scott Lyons. Garth S. Torok, 
Robert P. Higley, William L. Laswell. William E. Cochran. 
James W. Follweiler, David J. Walker. Charles C. Jordan. 
Anthony R. Distasio. F. Peter Arzt. 

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Alumni Weekend '93 

Carl Hitchner '62. Larry Isaacs '4i. Doug Arthur 49. and Bill 
Davenport '53 relax at the Susquehanna Valley Country Club. 


President Cunningham joins Adah Wolfe '47. Leah Cryder Oberheim '47. 
Edith '49 and Lee '48 Hebel. and Carl HiKhner '62 at the Alumni Barbecue. 


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Rich Spotrs. left, and Dick Poinsert, right, present President 
Cunningham with a 25th Reunion shirt from the Class of 1968. 

Mike '83 and Susan Anderson '84 
Jabel celebrate Alumni Weekend with 
daughter Emily Michelle. 

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Members of the Class of 1 983 celebrate their 10th Reunion at Seibert Hall. 

Professor of Chemistry Neil Potter and Susquehanna President 
Emeritus Gustave Weber were among the faculty and staff mem- 
bers who joined the Class of 1968 for breakfast. 

"Italian Night" buffet and dancing in Degensteir 
Campus Center. 

Howard Dye, Raymond Kouru. and George and Patty IWacQuesren remi- 
nisce at the 50th Reunion celebration. 

Rudy Gelnett 37 provides the Alumni Luncheon 
music for the 27th consecutive year. 

Associate Director of 
Admissions Chris '84 
and Mary Markle with 
their son - and future 
Crusader - Davis. 

George £. Day and Christine M. Sanderson 
received the 1 993 Alumni Association Awards to 
the senior man and senior woman most typify- 
ing the ideals of Susquehanna University. 

A tent outside the Campus Center's new Encore Cafe sets the 
stage for the barbecue. 

18 Susquehanna Today 

In Memory 

com. from p. 17 

University. He was retired after teaching 
English, music, band and orchestra at Wilkes- 
Barre city schools, Mt. Hope High School. 
W.V.. and private music teaching. He sang 
with the Wyoming Valley Oratorio Society. 
Concordia Singing Society and several 
church choirs. He was a member of various 
education associations. 

Reginald C. Schoficld '40. Milton. Pa.. 
April 15, 1993. He attended the DuBose 
Memorial Training School in Mont Eagle. 
Tenn.. where he completed his ministerial 
studies. He served as an Episcopal priest at 
Christ Episcopal Church. Milton. Pa.; St. 
Marks Episcopal Church, Northumberland. 
Pa.; and at Calvary Episcopal Church. 
Brooklyn. N.Y. He also taught on an Indian 
reservation in Nevada. After leaving the min- 
istry, he owned and operated the Studio 
Flower Shop in Sunbury. Pa., for 10 years. 

Kent R. Weller 'SO. Millersburg. Pa.. 
March 3. 1993. He served in the U.S. Air 
Force from 1950 to 1954 during the Korean 
War. He was a retired Halifax Area School 
District chemistry and biology teacher. He 
was a member, Sunday school teacher and 
former treasurer of Grace United Methodist 
Church. He was a member of VFW and 
American Legion, and an employee of 
Kocher's IGA. 

Felix J. "Phil" Torromeo '52, Selinsgrove. 
Pa., March 27. 1 993. He was part of the 1 95 1 
undefeated Susquehanna football team 
coached by Amos Alonzo Stagg. Sr. and his 
son. He served in the Marines after attending 
Susquehanna. He taught and coached in New 
Jersey and Long Island, was superintendent 
of schools in Westerly. R.I.. from 1976 to 
1980 and in West Springfield, Mass., from 
1980 to 1987. He also taught at Holyoke 
Community College and. later, at Westfield 
State College. He received the 1983 
Distinguished Citizen Award from the 
Massachusetts Association for Retarded 
Citizens. He was member of numerous edu- 
cational associations. He was elected to the 
American Association of School 
Administrators "Who's Who in Educational 
Administration" in 1976 and to the Marquis 

"Who's Who in the East" in 1983. 

David E. Abrahamsen '53, West Chester. 
Pa.. May 30, 1988. 

Robert E. Shellberg H'70. of Rochester. 
N.Y. in Ann Arbor. Mich.. March 13. 1992. 
An Eastman Kodak vice president, he retired 
in 1979 after 42 years. A highlight in his 
career included helping to revise and organize 
the central distribution system of Kodak Ltd., 
the affiliate in England. He was a former 
member and president of the Rochester Area 
Council of Churches, formerly on the board 
of the Girl Scouts, and a 40-year member of 
the Lutheran Laity Movement for 
Stewardship. He was a member of Lutheran 
Church of the Reformation in Rochester 
where he had been board president and 
teacher. He was an avid photographer. 

Martha L. Graybill '74. Lancaster, Pa., 
February 6. 1993. She was a personnel assis- 
tant for 15 years at the Pennfield Corporation. 
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran 
Church in Lancaster. Among the survivors is 
her brother. Andrew S.'79. 

Deborah A. Dale '77, Lawrence. Kan.. 
February 18. 1993. She earned a master's 
degree in special education in 1982 and a 
master's degree in elementary education in 
1 983. both from the University of North 
Dakota. She was a child development instruc- 
tor at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa 
before moving to Kansas in 1987. 

Michael P. McCarthy '89. East Windsor. 
N.J.. March 3. 1993. He was a sportswritcr 
for The Los Angeles Times and was a former 
sportswriter for The Times of Trenton. He 
had been studying at Oxford University, 
Corpus Christi College, in Oxford Valley, 


William A. Rock, Selinsgrove, Pa.. May 31. 
1993. Dr. Rock came to Susquehanna in 1977 
as a visiting professor in business and direc- 
tor of the Business and Society program, 
positions he held until his retirement in 1986. 
He taught the Business and Society course 
and Values in American Business class. He 
conceived and directed the Business 
Roundtable, funded by Exxon Corp., which 
brought business leaders to the campus. He 
was an active speaker to community organi- 
zations and a frequent commentator on area 
radio stations. 

Advanced Degrees 

Joanne Reitz Hench '69: master of arts in 
religion, Lutheran Theological Seminary in 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Susan Craft McAllister '74: master of arts 
in teaching, Rhode Island College. 

Barbara Samuel Loftus '77; doctor of phi- 
losophy in business administration with a 
concentration in marketing and innovation 
management, Syracuse University. 

Darrell K. Wilson '78: master's in busi- 
ness administration, Golden Gate University. 
Sacramento, Calif. He is western regional 
manager overseeing sales/marketing for 
export and non food division, Veryfine 
Products Inc. 

Kevin G. Doty '82: master's in manage- 
ment. Florida Institute of Technology. He 
was promoted to district manager for south 
Florida with Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals. 

Antoinette Pall Olson '84: master of sci- 
ence in management with an emphasis in 
management information systems. New 
Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, N.J. 

Douglas A. Alderdice '86: master of sci- 
ence in education, Canisius College, Buffalo, 
N.Y. Doug is computer resource teacher at 
Lafayette High School in Buffalo. 

James H. Faust *87: master's in business 
administration, Frostburg State University. 

Lars D. Frank '88: master's in business 
administration. Northeastern University 
Cooperative Education MBA Program, 
Boston, Mass. 

Kerrie L. Linker '89: master of engineer- 
ing in operations research and industrial engi- 
neering, Cornell University. She is a systems 
engineer, AT&T Bell Laboratories. 

Donald J. Padgett '91: master of science in 
plant biology. University of New Hampshire, 
Durham. N.H. He is continuing work in the 
Ph.D. program. Donald will be participating 
in a six-week botanical expedition in Russia 
this summer as part of a USA-Russia Aquatic 
Botany Exchange. 


"Breakfast with "our" faculty 
members was one "eight- 
o'clock" at SU that no one 
wanted to miss." 

"As always at Susquehanna, 
the people are terrific. It was 
a wonderful weekend." 


"Saturday's dinner dance was 
great with a fine combo play- 
ing 'our kind of music'." 

Larry Isaacs '43 

"The food was excellent." 



JUNE 3*4*5 

yusquehanna Yesterday 


OCTOBER 8*9 • 10 

Crusading Through The Years 



Something about 

a bonfire... 

Homecoming, 1921 

50-Foot Fiber Sculpture Greets Campus Center Visitors 

A specially commissioned fiber art 
sculpture inspired by the Susquehanna 
River is welcoming visitors to the 
University's new Degenstein Center 
Theater and Lore Degenstein Gallery. 

The dramatic addition to the west lobby 
entrance of the Degenstein Campus 
Center is the work of Gerhard! Knodel, a 
noted fiber artist from the Cranbrook 
Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, 

Titled "Down by the Riverside," the 
colorful, three-dimensional piece spans 
the width of two walls. Measuring 7 feet 
by 50 feet, it is his largest work to date. 

"This work is my reaction to the slow, 
flowing horizontal quality of the river." 
said Knodel. "I decided to use the linear 
nature of the river as a metaphor for life, 
continuity, to reference things that move 
into our lives we can't see, things we 
have no control over. I also tried to con- 
vey the tangible aspects of the river as 
well as its energy." 

Seasons arc reflected by zones of color. 
Three-dimensional veils or overlays con- 
vey the atmosphere of fog, clouds, or 
sunlight over the water. The piece is 
made of cotton twill tapes painted and 
printed before hand weaving with cotton, 
rayon, linen, mylar and metallic gimp. 
The veils are polypropylene net inter- 
laced with silk fabric bonded to cotton 
and metallic gimp. 

Susquehanna University board member 
Henry Truslow, chairman and chief 

Michigan artist Gerhard! Knodel supervised the hangingof his 50-foot fiber sculpture "Down by the Riverside" in the new west entrance to the 
Degenstein Campus Center. i 

executive officer of Sunbury Textile 
Mills and newly-elected president of the 
American Textile Manufacturers 
Institute, recommended the artist to the 

Knodel's interest in tfie expressive pos- 
sibilities of fabric was ignited when he 
was an art student at U.C.L.A. in the 
1960's. In 1968, he returned to graduate 

studies at California State University at 
Long Beach where his thesis work 
explored the implications of fabric as a 
medium for shaping and redefining liv- 
ing environments. He has exhibited 
throughout the United States and abroad 
including the National Collection of Fine 
Arts, Washington, D.C.; the San 
Francisco Museum of Art; the Cooper- 

Hewitt Museum; the British Crafts 
Centre, London; as well as numerous 
galleries. He has curated or juried a num- 
ber of exhibitions for museums and gal- 
leries and served as consultant for varied 
programs, including the National 
Endowment for the Arts. 

20 Susauehanna Tndav 

WINTER 1994 


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|f you think the University only serves 18- to 22-year-olds, it's time to think 
again. This issue of Susquehanna Today takes a closer look at two bookend 
programs that serve very different constituencies. 

One, the Institute for Lifelong Learning, has been sponsoring programs for 
a retirement age audience for nearly five years. The other, a new campus 
childcare center, opened its doors in December. The facility "completes an 
important link" in Susquehanna's "educational chain," says Jeanne Neff, 
vice president for academic affairs. "We are serving generations from pre- 
school through retirement age — and beyond — on our campus." 




The Institute for Lifelong Learning 

Terne Zeigler '43, a retired Middleburg High School 
teacher, looks on each day "as a challenge to acquire new 
knowledge." Susquehanna's Institute for Lifelong 
Learning is one way she acts on her goal. 

A project of the University's Office of Continuing 
Education, the Institute sponsors an ongoing series of 
diverse programs of interest to senior citizens. Each cele- 
brates the vigor and curiosity of members from Zeigler to 
Larry Isaacs '43, retired executive vice president of 
Federated Department Stores and vice chairman of the 
University's board of directors. 

The program is a prime illustration of the University's 
overall mission. One of the goals of a Susquehanna under- 
graduate education is to provide students with a thirst for 
lifelong education. Today the University provides active 
opportunities for alumni and other seniors to fulfill that 

Members gather the first and third Wednesdays from 
October through April. Coffee and conversation precede 
the eclectic morning programs in the Degenstein Center 
Theater. Lunch follows in the Campus Center. 

Currently in its fourth year, the group draws 154 mem- 
bers from Lancaster to Williamsport. It has grown from 
just 20 four years ago. 

"Sometimes when you retire you have an urge to forget 
about things. This keeps you on your toes," says Mary 
Strunk. A Williamsport resident, she attends regularly with 
her husband Thomas. 

The Rev. Raymond Shaheen '37, special assistant to 

com. on p. 3 

The Susquehanna Children's Center 

Learning opportunities come in many sizes. Pint-size is 
the newest size for Susquehanna. A new on-campus child- 
care center is benefitting the University community and a 
diverse group of area children and their families. 

The facility is unique in both the combination of groups 
that made it possible and the combination of children it 
serves. So unique, in fact, it is likely to become a model for 
other programs in the state. 

Its very existence is the result of cooperation among pri- 
vate agencies, government, the University and the commu- 

cont. on back page 

Sociology major Cassandra Noll '94 is one of the ftrsr Susquehanna 
students to earn practicum experience at the new Susquehanna 
Children's Center. 



Letters Add Fuel for the Political Correctness Fire 

As a member of the class of 1 965, 1 was 
stunned and appalled to read Paul 
Hartman's letter ("A Voice Against 
Political Correctness") which was pub- 
lished in the summer 1993 issue. After 
rereading Mr. Hartman's letter, I con- 
cluded that he must be stuck in 1965 and 
has been in the medical academia too 

I was particularly proud that Joel 
Cunningham and Susquehanna are sup- 
porting women's issues. Apparently, Mr. 
Hartman doesn't remember the 8:00 pm 
weekday curfews and 1 1:00 pm Saturday 
night "privileges" that women had in 
1965, nor does he remember the "leg 


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inspection" whereby women's legs were 
actually felt to see if we were wearing 
hose to dinner meals. I can only remem- 
ber one occasion in four years that 
women were allowed to wear slacks to 
class — it snowed three feet. 

Of course, there was no drinking on 
campus, but how many frat guys hung 
out at the one bar, The Gov, downtown. 
Three boys were expelled for "mooning" 
a sorority serenade. Some lives were 
ruined in 1965. Women could not live 
off campus, men could. 

But, as a "card-carrying" member of 
NOW, I deeply resent Mr. Hartman's 
comments about "the well-known les- 
bian-Marxist association." Is Mr. 
Hartman opposed to the "Women's 
Health Equity Act" (to insure that 
promised health care reform includes 
women's needs); "Freedom of Choice 
Act" (to protect all women's reproduc- 
tive freedom, without limits on the rights 
of young women and poor women); 
"Equal Remedies Act" (women, reli- 
gious minorities, and people with dis- 
abilities can have the same protections 
against job discrimination that the law 
already provides for race), and "Violence 
Against Women Act" (to help end the 
fear that controls millions of women's 
lives)? More than one SU coed died from 
a "backstreet abortion" in Sunbury. 

NOW has been a stalwart champion of 
equal rights for women for 27 years; 
from the struggles to win opportunities 
for women to obtain equal education, 
credit, and employment to defending 
women's reproductive rights and stop- 
ping sexual harassment. Is Mr. Hartman 
denying that both Ruth Ginsburg Bader 
and Janet Reno are not as capable as 

As a woman in business, I was particu- 
larly pleased to read "Coming of Age" in 
the spring 1993 issue. In 1961, when I 
entered SU, the ratio of men to women 
was kept at three to one, and in 1965 
when I graduated, only 2% of the 
University of Pennsylvania's Wharton 
School of Finance were women. No 
alternative programs were available to 
women, but they were to men. 

Thus, I was also pleased to read about 
the accreditation of the Sigmund Weis 
School of Business. It would have been a 
great help to me as I faced discrimination 
(as part of the emerging minority class, 
i.e. working women) at every turn in my 
career. Today NAFE (National 
Association for Female Executives) 
speaks with the strength of 250,000 voic- 

Could it be that Mr. Hartman resents 
President Bill Clinton because of his 
plans to provide equal access to equal 
health care? I applaud the Clintons as 
well as Joel Cunningham. He has 

brought Susquehanna University into the 
twentieth century and made it ready for 
the new millennium. 

Cathleen W. Mackey '65 

P.S. Mr. Hartman should also look out 
for his own generation's largest lobby 
group in Washington — AARP. 

Dear Dr. Hartman: 

As the members of Susquehanna 
University's NOW chapter, we feel com- 
pelled to respond to your letter in 
Susquehanna Today. We recognize that 
you are an intelligent and educated indi- 
vidual; however, we also feel that you 
may have made judgements without first- 
hand experience of multiculturalism on 
our campus. 

You described NOW as "the well 
known lesbian-Marxist association." We 
find nothing wrong with being a lesbian, 
a Marxist, or both. However, whether 
you are speaking of the entire organiza- 
tion or one small chapter of it, your 
description is an inadequate summary of 
the entire membership. We do have les- 
bian members. We also have gay male 
members. We have heterosexual mem- 
bers, both male and female. Our mem- 
bers have varying political ideologies; 
we cannot all be described as Marxist or 
pro-Clinton. We value the variety of our 
membership because it allows us to 
appreciate other people's opinions and 
beliefs. Our common point is our work 
towards women's equality in all aspects 
of life: social, political, and economical. 
We feel that women, as citizens and 
above all as human beings, deserve all 
the rights and opportunities that men are 
privilege to; we also feel that women do 
not have complete access to these rights 
and opportunities, and we work toward 
this equality. 

You also commented on the 
University's effort to "keep current." 
Many of us here at the University - stu- 
dents, faculty, and administration - feel 
that keeping the University current is, 
indeed, important. The phrase "keeping 
current" suggests maintaining a realistic 
idea about the world outside the 
University. Our society is changing, and 
it is impossible to keep the University 
from changing along with it because 
every student brings her or his own expe- 
rience, opinions, and beliefs to the 
University. Moreover, it is the 
University's responsibility to "keep cur- 
rent." If the University does not evolve 
along with the world outside of our cam- 
pus, the University becomes unable to 
prepare students for life after graduation; 
and is that not the primary mission of 
any educational system? To prepare stu- 
dents for the "real world" that exists out- 

side the microcosm of the classroom and 
the campus? 

The idea of multiculturalism goes hand 
in hand with this need to prepare stu- 
dents for "life after graduation." 
Multicultural awareness is becoming 
very important to social and political sur- 
vival. It is no longer possible to isolate 
ourselves within a bubble of 
Americanism, Anglo-Saxonism, or even 
Caucasianism. Walls are coming down. 
Boundaries are shifting. The world is 
moving closer and closer towards a 
Global Market. In order to function 
effectively in the world today, we must 
learn to be open to other peoples and to 
other cultures. This ability to accept oth- 
ers is not only diplomatically important 
to our nation; it is also socially important 
to all of us as individuals. When we 
close ourselves off from other people, 
from other cultures, we effectively deny 
ourselves the opportunity to learn. We 
cannot learn from other cultures if we 
deny ourselves access to different per- 
spectives and new ideas. In this way 
multiculturalism does, in your words, 
"enhance a broader educational philoso- 

Those of us who advocate multicultur- 
alism here at Susquehanna University are 
not necessarily political radicals. We are 
students and members of the 
Susquehanna community, and we are 
exercising our Constitutional rights to 
freedom of speech and assembly. We do 
not try to act as "Thought Police;" the 
term suggests an intellectual fascism that 
contradicts all the principles we stand 
for. Our goal is freedom of thought and 
opportunity for everyone in our commu- 
nity-our campus community, our nation- 
al community and our global communi- 
ty. Our mission is to offer that freedom 
to others and ourselves by creating a 
forum where philosophies, opinions, 
beliefs, and ideas may be shared and 

The National Organization for 
Women Susquehanna University 

Dear President Cunningham: 
I would like to respond to Mr. Paul V. 
Hartman's letter in the Summer 1993 
issue of Susquehanna Today concerning 

Susquehanna Today welcomes letters to the 
editor. Please address your letters to: 

Susquehanna Today 

Office of Publications 

Susquehanna University 

Selinsgrove, PA 17870 
Please include your name, address and telephone 
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cont. from p. 2 

"political correctness." Contrary to Mr. 
Hartman's assertions, I found 
Susquehanna University to be quite con- 
servative, not the bastion of liberalism he 

On numerous occasions I found stu- 
dents unwilling to tolerate my liberal 
way of thinking, acting and dressing. In a 
law course in which 1 had to act as a 
Supreme Court Justice in a mock trial, 
conservative students gave me low 
grades because they didn't like my liber- 
al legal decision. Being a socially and 
intellectually independent student who 
didn't get caught up in some of the more 
mundane aspects of campus life, I also 
felt a lot of tension from conformist stu- 
dents. Finally, dressing in an alternative 
way seemed to upset the more traditional 
students to the point at which they would 
make rude and thoughtless comments. 

I think that it is a shame that a college 
education doesn't seem to open the 
minds of people like Mr. Hartman and 
some of the narrow minded students I 
experienced while attending 

Susquehanna. An agenda like "political 
correctness" has risen in response to 
those of Mr. Hartman's stripe whom are 
unwilling to tolerate people with differ- 
ent views and lifestyles. 

John Coviello '92 

Dear Mr. Hartman, 

As a junior at Susquehanna University I 
am proud of the University and the high 
ideals for which the University stands. In 
feeling this way I know that I do not 
stand alone. 

As a student I am proud of the wide 
variety of programs on campus. You 
seemed to frown upon our Multicultural 
Affairs office which is a very narrow- 
minded opinion for a professional such 
as yourself. I am sure that as a doctor 
you have colleagues and patients who 
are minorities. I question why you feel 
that minorities are acceptable in the 
"Real World" but not at Susquehanna 
University? The purpose of college is to 
not only teach students but to prepare 
them for the "Real World." 

In no way has Susquehanna sacrificed 
academic achievement for social engi- 
neering. Through interaction with many 

The Institute for Lifelong Learning 

cont. from p. 1 

Molly (left) and Toby Scarpino (right) joined Ruth Roush and the Rev. Raymond Shaheen '37 for a 
recent Institute for Lifelong Learning event. 

Susquehanna University President Joel Cunningham, is the enthusiastic director of the 
group. "Our members want and need to be stimulated intellectually," says Pastor 
Shaheen. "The program gives them something to think about — very often things 
they hadn't considered before." 

It's also important to nurture them socially, he points out. "Our lunch isn't going 
through a cafeteria line, it's served at tables set with linen and fresh flowers. We want 
to have an ambiance to encourage good conversation." 

A biographical directory and roster celebrates what is "special" about each member. 
Breezy descriptions of career, family and hobbies are mingled with famous people 
met, favorite quotes and cookie recipes. 

"You name the place - someone in our group has probably been there! You name 
the career - someone in our group has probably achieved it! You name the celebrity - 
- someone in our group has probably met him or her," reads the book. 

Programs since 1990 have focused on diverse topics from mothering to psychology 
to sustainable agriculture. Jane Freeman, former national president of the Girl Scouts 
of America, addressed the group. So did the Rev. John Gensel '40, world-famous 
minister to the jazz community in New York City. Associate Professor of Biology 
Jack Holt spoke on "The World in a Drop of Water." 

Upcoming spring semester programs focus on topics ranging from the University's 
financial aid program to the eruption of Mt. Helena. The group will conclude the year 
in April with a talk by author Jan Fleet Umhau profiling the signers of the Declaration 
of Independence. Further information and a schedule of events are available from the 
Office of Continuing Education at 717-372-4354. 

of the minority students at Susquehanna 
I have found them to be hardworking, 
intelligent students who want to better 
their lives and prove to people with nar- 
row-minded views, that they are wrong. I 
also applaud the minorities at 
Susquehanna for their accomplishments 
and courage for attending a virtually all 
white university. 

To prove to you that many minorities 
have added to Susquehanna's success I 
will tell you of the 1993 valedictorians. 
This year there were three, each was very 
unique, and not the typical Susquehanna 
student of 1965. The first was Soren 
Huba, an outstanding mathematician 
from Germany. The second was Prem 
Janardhan, a black computer genius from 
India. The third was Michelle Kreger, a 
female biochemistry major. These stu- 
dents have all proved stereotypes set by 
society wrong. In the process of striving 
for academic excellence they have given 
Susquehanna something else to be proud 
of, the outstanding education which it 
gave the students. 

Many things have changed in society 
since you left Susquehanna University. 
In the past Susquehanna Today there was 
an article about the incoming freshmen. 
Each year the academic records for the 
students are better. Another accomplish- 
ment for the school this year is the 
accreditation of the business school. The 
two items I have just mentioned say 
much about the school's increasing acad- 
emic superiority. 

It is too bad that because of the extra- 
curricular activities the school has to 
offer you feel the academic excellence 
has been sacrificed, because you could 
not be more wrong. 

In closing, I would like to inform you 
that I am a white woman from conserva- 
tive Lancaster, Pa. I am not a Clinton 
supporter, and I am sure that we would 
have some of the same political views, as 
would many other Susquehanna students. 
There is one place in which we would 
not agree. I will recommend 
Susquehanna University in good con- 
science because I know that the school is 
one of high ideals, academic strength, 
outstanding campus programs, and a 
wonderful reputation. 

Anne M. Heisey '95 

Dear Dr. Hartman: 

The Multicultural Affairs Advisory 
Board was concerned by your negative 
comments on Susquehanna's decisions 
to engage the University in better under- 
standing and supporting various cultures 
and perspectives. We believe that the 
purpose of a University education is to 
prepare students to achieve their personal 
goals. Academic success depends heavi- 
ly on a supportive learning environment. 

Learning to respect the value of diversi- 
ty and multiculturalism is not separate 
from academia. but an important part of 
every student's learning and growth. The 

recent development of Susquehanna's 
Office of Multicultural Affairs and 
Women's Resource Center is therefore 
not "contemporary trappings," as you put 
it. They serve to enhance the opportuni- 
ties of all students to learn from and 
about diverse perspectives. Perhaps more 
importantly, they offer necessary support 
to those students who are not part of the 
University's dominant culture (in other 
words, the culture to which you yourself 
belong). Provision of this support is not a 
sign of weakness or mediocrity on the 
part of the students of the University; it 
is a recognition of the inequities and 
oppressions that are still largely 
entrenched in both campus and 
American culture. 

Likewise, the campus chapter of the 
National Organization for Women 
(NOW) helps to educate our community 
regarding the current and historical 
oppression of women. Susquehanna 
NOW is a student-initiated and student- 
run organization, recognized by our 
Student Government Association and, 
like all official organizations, overseen 
by a faculty advisor. In this instance, the 
demand for such an organization came 
from a group of genuinely concerned 
students, male and female, who see a 
need and are working to fill it. While the 
University's chapter hardly merits your 
indictment of NOW as a "lesbian- 
Marxist group," the Advisory Board 
does hope for the day when both lesbians 
and Marxists can participate comfortably 
in the Susquehanna community. 

The entire Susquehanna community 
recently had the opportunity to partici- 
pate in its first University Day, a series 
of meetings devoted to discussing 
Susquehanna and its future. Members of 
all facets of the University participated, 
and one comment heard across the board 
was the call for attracting and encourag- 
ing greater diversity and a better appreci- 
ation of the experiences of all peoples. 
Multicultural approaches are both need- 
ed and wanted by the University; they 
are not just a way of joining a current 

As I'm sure you are aware, 
Susquehanna prides itself on being 
responsive to the needs of those who 
attend and work for the University. Our 
steps towards multiculturalism, though 
only just begun, have been a response to 
the needs of traditionally oppressed and 
underrepresented students and to the 
growing demand that cultural sensitivity 
and global thinking be included in 
American education. As a physician, you 
surely understand the need to offer dif- 
ferent treatments for different needs. 

The Multicultural Affairs Advisory 

ampus News 

New Admissions Policy 

SAT/ACT Scores to be Optional for Some 

A new admissions option will allow 
some students to apply to Susquehanna 
without sending standardized test scores. 

The University's Write Option program 
permits selected applicants to provide 
graded writing samples in place of scores 
on the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) 
or American College Test (ACT). 

"Sometimes standardized SAT or ACT 
test scores don't add up to ability. Our 
experience at Susquehanna indicates that 

for many students, the high school record 
is a better predictor of success in col- 
lege," explains Pamela White, dean of 
academic services. 

The option is open to students who 
have taken a strong academic program 
and have a cumulative class rank in the 
top 20 percent of their high school class- 

Qualified students need to notify 
Susquehanna's Office of Admissions in 

Susquehanna Featured 

In Six Selective College Guides 

Here's a sample of what six selective college guidebooks say about Susquehanna in 
their current editions: 

The 1994 college guide book published by U.S. News & World Report ranks 
Susquehanna 17th among the the top colleges and universities in the North. Rankings 
are based on such factors as academic reputation, selectivity, student-faculty ratio and 
graduation rate. The U.S. News & World Report annual best colleges magazine issue 
has included Susquehanna five times in the last six years. 

Susquehanna is more than "a small school with a big name" says the 1994 Fiske 
Guide to Colleges. The Guide noted the University's new gallery and theater and a 
"well respected" education program. It also praised science facilities that promote fac- 
ulty-student research and the "challenging and popular" honors program. 

"First-rate faculties" and "superb facilities," says the latest edition of Barron's Best 
Buys in College Education. The guide praises easy student-faculty friendships and the 
required career planning course. It concludes that "what is 'best' about Susquehanna 
is some lessons that money doesn't always buy at other, costlier colleges." The latest 
Barron's Compact Guide to the Colleges ranks Susquehanna as "very competitive." 

Susquehanna's "size offers many advantages, including small classes, good student- 
faculty interaction, and great sports," reports the 1994 Yale Insider's Guide to the 
Colleges. "Students say it's definitely worth checking out." 

Student/faculty and student/staff relations are the "strong suits" of Susquehanna 
according to the 1994 edition of The Princeton Review. Professors are "down-to- 
earth, friendly, easy to talk to and willing to help," say students. Programs in English, 
communications, business and the sciences are cited as especially popular. 

For further information on the Write 
Option, please call or write: 

The Office of Admissions 
Susquehanna University 
Seiinsgrove, PA 17870 
717-372-4260 or 

writing that they wish to choose this 
alternative. The option requires two 
graded writing samples from college 
preparatory courses taken in the junior 
and/or senior year. 

Students from secondary schools which 
do not rank their students will be 
reviewed on an individual basis. In some 
cases, the University may request stan- 
dardized test scores to provide additional 
information for an admission decision. 

Weekend Activities Gain Popularity 

While Susquehanna has grown from 8 1 5 students in 1 962 to about 1 ,400 in recent 
years, its small size is still a real plus when it comes to learning what students are 

One way the University stays advised of student needs and concerns is through the 
student satisfaction survey it conducts every two years. Survey results reveal positive 
trends where programs or services are working well or identify negative or static 
trends where further improvement is needed. 

As outlined in Susquehanna's 1993 Annual Report, most categories have shown 
steady improvement since the first survey in 1987. 

The most dramatic increase was in students' satisfaction with weekend activities. 
The results of the 1991 survey had targeted this as an area needing improvement, with 
just 21.5% of students rating weekend activities "very good" to "excellent." In 1993, 
the percentage of students rating these activities "very good" or "excellent" grew to 

The improvement is the result of a number of changes. These include a new leader- 
ship development program which encourages students to take a greater role in plan- 
ning activities. Participation in student volunteer projects is up and there are also sev- 
eral new clubs and activities such as the popular annual College Bowl tournament. 
Another improvement is Susquehanna's new campus outdoor recreation center which 
opened last fall. Students can now rent equipment on campus to go camping, back- 
packing, canoeing or cross-country skiing. 

Campus Gathers for "University Day" 

A unique "University Day" on October 
27 brought the campus community 
together to reflect on Susquehanna's mis- 
sion. A series of open-forum and small- 
group discussions focused on goals and 
priorities for the next decade. 

More than 400 students, faculty, 
administrators, and clerical and physical 
plant staff members took part. To 
encourage the input of all members of 
the campus community, the University 
cancelled classes and closed offices and 
non-essential operations. 

Four faculty members proposed the 
new event. The idea grew from a Lilly 
Endowment Workshop on the Liberal 
Arts they attended in June. The work- 
shop led the group to focus on how the 
sense of campus community contributes 
to an institutional vision. 

"People have been wanting to feel more 
connected to the mission of the 
University," said Assistant Professor of 
History Linda McMillin, a key organizer 
of University Day. "Susquehanna is in a 

good position, but people want to partici- 
pate more in the direction of the 
University as we approach the next mil- 

The event coincided with the 
University's self-study in preparation for 
a Middle States Association accredita- 
tion visit in the spring of 1994. 
Participants discussed study results and 
suggested strategic planning priorities 
for future years. 

"This reflects an evolution of 
Susquehanna's planning process," said 
University President Joel Cunningham. 
"It moves us closer to a University goal 
of achieving more rewarding participa- 
tion and a stronger collective vision 
among faculty and staff." 

"University Day was only the begin- 
ning," said McMillin. "For it to be a last- 
ing success, all members of the 
University community will have to take 
responsibility for following up on the 
issues and suggestions generated on 
October 27." 

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>■ Associate Professor of Economics 
Antonin Rusek had an article titled 
"Macroeconomic Policy and Economic 
Dynamism in Former Czechoslovakia," 
published in Politicka Ekonomie. 
Another article, "Exit Czechoslovakia: 
An Economic Analysis of Disinte- 
gration." appeared in the July 1993 Best 
Papers and Proceedings of the 35th 
Atlantic Economic Conference held in 
Brussels, Belgium. 
>■ Physics professors Richard 
Kozlowski and Fred Grosse were 
among researchers and teachers honored 
at the Fourth Annual National 
Aeronautics and Space Administration 
Joint Venture (NASA/JOVE) Retreat. 
Both earned awards for research publica- 
tion in refcreed journals and curricular 
revision or new courses. The group also 
recognized Kozlowski for obtaining out- 
side funding for NASA science. 
>■ Professor of French Jack Kolbert 
has been named a member of the board 
of a new literary journal, The New 
NovellNouveau RomanlNueva Novela 
Review, headquartered at Elmira College 
in New York State. He recently present- 
ed a paper, "Claude Roy - The Art of 
The Novel," at the annual National 
Foreign Language Conference at 
Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. 
>■ Assistant Professor of English Karen 
E. Mura recently attended the bi-annual 
conference of the Early Book Society at 
the University of Sheffield, England. She 
presented a paper, "Creating a Medieval 

Miscellany: Readers Writing, Scribes 

>■ Director of Career Development and 
Placement Dick Hess has received the 
1993 Warren E. Kauffman Award for 
outstanding service to the National 
College Placement Council. Dick was 
president of the group in 1988-89. The 
award cited his "diplomacy, high ethical 
standards, and participatory leadership 

> Associate Professor of English Gary 
Fincke will have three new short stories 
published this winter. They are 
"Emergency Calls" in The Florida 
Review, "Clean Shaven" in The Beloil 
Fiction Journal, and "You Know Who I 
Am, You Know Why I'm Calling" in 
The Pittsburgh Quarterly. He also has 
new poems upcoming in Boston Literary 
Review, Laurel Review, New Virginia 
Review, Poet Lore, and American 
Literary Review. Fincke is director of the 
University's Writers' Institute. 

> Associate Professor of Music Susan 
Hegberg played the dedicatory recital on 
the new three-manual, 41 -rank Austin 
organ at Christ Lutheran Church in 
Lewisburg. She also served as a consul- 
tant on the organ replacement project. 

>■ Lecturer in Art Florence Putterman 
has had several recent exhibitions: works 
on paper at The Lighthouse Gallery, 
Tequesta, Fla.; "Explorations In Several 
Media" at Center Gallery, Bucknell 
University; paintings at Lowe Gallery, 
Atlanta, Ga.; and paintings and sculpture 

in the University's Lore Degenstein 
Gallery. The winter issue of Better 
Homes & Garden's Building Plans also 
features her paintings in an article. 
>■ Rich Freedman, associate professor 
of mathematical sciences, has written 
three recent articles. "Computerized 
Patient Interview Software" and 
"Paperless Medical Records: Are We 
There?" were presented at the 
Seventeenth Annual Symposium on 
Computer Applications in Medical Care, 
Washington, D.C. Freedman also co- 
authored "A Knowledge-Based Patient 
Data Acquisition System for Primary 
Care Medicine," presented at the Second 
International Conference on Information 
and Knowledge Management, also in 

>■ Assistant Professor of Economics AH 
Zadeh has co-authored a paper, 
"Exchange Rate Uncertainty and Foreign 
Trade: Empirical Evidence from 
Canada," for The International Journal 
of Finance. 

">■ Ken Brakke, associate professor of 
mathematical sciences, presented several 
recent talks on "Soap Films and 
Covering Spaces." He spoke to audi- 
ences at Bucknell University, 
Washington and Lee University, and the 
Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware 
(EPADEL) Regional Meeting of the 
Mathematical Association of America at 
Cedar Crest College. Brakke is a 
research partner in the National Science 
Foundation Geometry Supercomputer 

Project centered at the University of 

► Professor of Music David 
Willoughby's popular text, The World of 
Music, is about to be published in a third 
edition by Brown and Benchmark. The 
book and accompanying compact disc 
recordings introduce students to the 
many traditions, Western and non- 
Western, classical and popular, which 
contribute to our contemporary under- 
standing and experience of musical 
forms. Willoughby, a former Dean of 
Fine Arts at Eastern New Mexico 
University, is head of Susquehanna's 
Department of Music. 
>■ Associate Professor and Head of the 
Department of Education Patricia 
Nelson is the only college-level teacher 
to have been named a national Fellow of 
the Christa McAuliffe Institute for 
Educational Pioneering. Nelson is a co- 
author, with other McAuliffe Fellows, of 
Changing Teaching: The Next Frontier, 
recently published by the National 
Foundation for the Improvement of 
Education. She is also a charter member 
of CREAD, an international consortium 
linking Latin America, the U.S. and 
Canada through telecommunications 
technology. In November 1993 she pro- 
vided consultation and training in dis- 
tance education for faculty at the 
University of Guadalajara and the 
Institute Technologico de Monterey in 

Marketing Class Project 

Wins SBA Case of the Year Award 

Case studies make even introductory courses come alive at the Sigmund Weis 
School of Business. Sometimes they bring other rewards as well. 

A project by five Susquehanna students recently received an award from the U.S. 
Small Business Administration (SBA). The work was a case study in Professor 
William Sauer's Introduction to Marketing class. The students developed a marketing 
plan for a local Toyota dealership. Their detailed advertising and promotion strategies 
covered areas from coupons to signage. 

The Philadelphia District office of the SBA selected the project as the Case of the 
Year in its annual undergraduate student team category. Competition included more 
than 100 entries from colleges and universities in central and eastern Pennsylvania 
and Delaware. The case will now advance to regional competition. 

The case study is an ongoing feature in Sauer's introductory course. Majors in busi- 
ness administration, economics or accounting typically take the course as juniors. The 
small group project counts for one-third of the total grade in the course. 

Each group prepares a detailed marketing plan for a local business. Participating 
businesses include restaurants, hardware stores, clothing stores, and a local mall. 
Other groups have prepared plans for a sporting good merchant, a mail-order supplier 
of organic foods and real estate offices. 

Groups begin their projects with market research. They typically conduct 150 to 200 
surveys of business customers. The surveys help determine target market characteris- 
tics and attitudes. They also explore trends in the industry that might affect local busi- 

Students then use the information to develop a marketing plan or mix. The mix 
includes analysis and suggestions for the product, pricing, and distribution as well as 
advertising and promotion strategies. 

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Susquehanna has received a number of 
gifts from individuals who provided for 
the University in their wills. The 
University is grateful for their vision and 

Irma K. Rich established the Lewis 
Kline Rich Memorial Fund in honor of 
her husband. Income from this fund will 
provide interest-free loans to deserving 
students who require financial assistance 
and who are enrolled in, and who have 
completed one full year in, the premi- 
nistry program at Susquehanna. Mr. and 
Mrs. Rich were friends of the University. 

Ruth L. Duppstadt, the wife of the 
late Harry Duppstadt '24, provided 
unrestricted support. Another unrestrict- 
ed gift came from the estate of Alice B. 
Russ. Mrs. Russ's late husband, William 
A. Russ, Jr., was a professor of history at 
Susquehanna from 1933 to 1968. 

Emily C. Rahter has provided for 
Susquehanna through the establishment 
of two charitable gift annuities. Mrs. 
Rahter's late husband, Charles, was a 
professor of English at Susquehanna 
from 1960 to 1977. These gifts will 
eventually support the Charles A. Rahter 
Scholarship Fund, established in 1978. 

Ruth L. Roush has established a chari- 
table gift annuity with the University that 
will provide support for the Raymond E. 
and Ruth L. Roush Student Loan Fund. 
The fund provides assistance for acade- 
mically qualified but financially needy 
full-time students, with a preference 
given to those residing in Snyder (Pa.) 

The Aid Association for Lutherans 

has awarded a $1 3,000 grant to 
Susquehanna through AAL's 
Affirmations in Lutheran Higher 
Education program. The grant will sup- 

port a faculty retreat in which members 
will review, critique, and propose 
changes to the University's core curricu- 
lum. A similar retreat in 1988 was fund- 
ed through a grant from AAL. 

The A.N. and Ida Fredrickson 
Foundation has renewed a three-year, 
$45,000 grant that will continue support 
of the foundation's scholarship program 
at Susquehanna through the 1996-97 aca- 
demic year. Fredrickson Foundation 
Scholars have benefitted from this type 
of support since 1988; the late Ida 
(Olmsted) Fredrickson was a member of 
the Class of 1921. 

Representatives of Lutheran 
Brotherhood, a fraternal benefits soci- 
ety, recently came to campus to present a 
check for $48,380 in support of the 
Blough-Weis Library. This was the sec- 
ond installment on a five-year, $241,900 
library challenge grant awarded to 
Susquehanna in 1991. The University 
has met the terms of the challenge and 
will receive equal installments in 1994, 
1995, and 1996. 

Toyota Motor Sales USA provided a 
$10,000 grant to support a Summer 1993 
workshop for high school students at the 
Sigmund Weis School of Business. 
"Business in the 1990s" introduced the 
students to the world of business through 
a computer simulation exercise and lec- 
ture-discussion sessions. University fac- 
ulty and business executives conducted 
the sessions. The grant covered tuition 
for 31 participants. Toyota's involve- 
ment in this program in 1992 and 1993 
has been encouraged and made possible 
by Irving A. Miller '57, corporate mar- 
ket representation manager for the com- 

Kurtz Reception Lynn Hassinger Askew '57 chats with Ruth Scott Nunn '55 and Peter Nunn 57 at 
the University's 1993 Kuru Reception during Homecoming weekend. 

Fall Phonathon '93 Raises $132,615 

The Susquehanna University Fund is $132,615 closer to its fund-raising goal thanks 
to the successful results of the 1 993 Fall Phonathon. 

More than 50 Susquehanna students participated in the annual event. They contacted 
more than 7,050 alumni and parents to secure 2,872 pledges. 

The Susquehanna University Fund supports programs such as student financial aid 
and faculty development. It also assists in the purchase of computer and lab equipment 
and books and periodicals for Blough-Weis Library. 

Placement Rates Up 
for Class of 1993 

Class of 1993 graduates are experiencing good news on the placement front- 
nearly 92% report being employed or enrolled in graduate or professional school 
within six months of commencement. 

The figures were collected in the latest "outcomes" survey completed by the 
University Office of Career Development and Placement in December. 

Graduate and professional school enrollment reached an all-time high while 
employment increased 2% over the preceding year. 

"When comparing data with both the national norm and similar types of institu- 
tions, Susquehanna can be considered very competitive," said Dick Hess, director 
of Career Development and Placement. 

University Choir Sets 
Spring Tour Schedule 

If it's spring break, it must be concert tour time for the Susquehanna University 

Students in the 50-member choir will be singing in a three-state area this year. Their 
regional tours and appearances on national radio programs have earned them national 
attention. Professor of Music Cyril Stretansky leads the group. 

The choir has just released its tenth recording. Titled "Make We Joy," the collection 
features choral literature of the past five centuries. The sixteen selections include 
"Gloria in Excelsis" by 1993 graduate Jason Michael of West Lawn, N.J. 

The 1994 tour schedule includes concerts at the following locations: 

March 4 8:00 pm St. Joseph Catholic Church, Lancaster, Pa. 

March 5 7:30 pm Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, Md. 

March 6 2:00 pm First Lutheran Church, Ellicott City, Md. 

7:00 pm Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Fairfax, Va. 

March 7 7:30 pm Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Hampton Beach, Va. 

March 8 9:30 am Gloria Dei Parochial School, Hampton Beach, Va. 

7:30 pm St. Luke Lutheran Church, Richmond, Va. 

March 25 8:00 pm Trinity Lutheran Church, Somerset, Pa. 

March 26 8:00 pm Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Johnstown, Pa. 

March 27 3:00 pm Lewistown Presbyterian Church, Lewistown, Pa. 

8:00 pm St. Paul Lutheran Church, Millersburg, Pa. 

April 10 3:00 pm University Choir Campus Concert 

Weber Chapel Auditorium, Susquehanna University 

April 28 8:00 pm Chamber Singers Spring Concert 

Weber Chapel Auditorium, Susquehanna University 

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The Case of the Missing Victories 

Controversy Over A.A. Stagg Sr.'s 21 Wins at Susquehanna Still Open With NCAA 

The National Collegiate Athletic 
Association has agreed to reopen the 
record books on former Susquehanna 
football coach Amos Alonzo Stagg Sr.'s 
overall winning record. 

Susquehanna Assistant Director of 
Public Relations/Sports Information 
Director Mike Ferlazzo requested the 
investigation after the NCAA recently 
credited Glenn "Pop" Warner with six 
more victories 39 years after his death. 
The change allowed Warner to pass leg- 
endary Stagg Sr. and move into third on 
the NCAA's list of winningest coaches. 

Grambling State University's Eddie 
Robinson is still first on that list with 
388. Paul "Bear" Bryant is second with 
323, Warner is now third with 319, fol- 
lowed by Stagg with 314. 

Not included in Stagg's record is the 
21-19-3 mark recorded at Susquehanna 
while he and his son, Amos. Jr., served 
as co-coaches for six years between 
1947-52. Stagg Jr. had been the pro- 
gram's head coach for the previous nine 
years and was credited by the NCAA 
with all 21 victories during the time he 
and his father co-coached. Stagg Jr. and 
members of those teams contend that the 
elder Stagg should also receive credit. 
The additional 21 wins would not only 
move Stagg past Warner, but also past 
Bryant overall. 

The NCAA investigated the Stagg case 
in 1981 and ruled that the evidence indi- 

Legendary coach Amos Alonzo Stagg Sr.. the Father of the Forward Pass, with halfbacks Ed Palkovich 
'52 and Bob O'Qara '51. 

cated that the younger Stagg was 
Susquehanna's head coach for those six 
years and should be credited with all 21 
victories. Present NCAA Statistics 
Services Manager Jim Wright did not 
make the ruling in that case and has 
agreed to reopen the investigation if new 
evidence is submitted. 

"We (the NCAA) have no interest in 
closing the door on Stagg, Warner, 
Bryant, or anyone," says Wright. "We 
are certainly not inflexible to re-evaluat- 
ing any of this. However, we would need 
some compelling new evidence to over- 
turn the ruling of a decade ago." 

Ferlazzo has agreed to attempt to 
uncover that new evidence through the 
university's archives. He also encourages 
evidence from others which may sub- 
stantiate Stagg's claim. 

NCAA documents provided by 
Susquehanna University between 1947- 
52 listed Stagg Jr. as the head coach of 
the football team during those years. The 
younger Stagg, who is 94 and lives in Ft. 
Lauderdale, Fla., disputes the official 

"In these six years under Coach Stagg's 
(Sr.) direction, Susquehanna University 
had four out of the six best seasons to 

that point in the school's football history 
that dated back to 1892," Stagg Jr. wrote 
in a 1981 letter to Walter Byers, execu- 
tive director of the NCAA at that time. 

Players from those six teams concur 
with the younger Stagg. 

"At the very least, Stagg Sr., was a co- 
coach; however in reality he provided 
the inspiration and the leadership for the 
whole team," wrote Sam Ross '54 in a 
1 98 1 letter to sports writer Thomas T. 
Siler. Ross was a running back and quar- 
terback from 1951-53. He is now a mem- 
ber of Susquehanna's Board of Directors 
and the president and chief executive 
officer of Pennsylvania Blue Shield. 

Ferlazzo has other letters on file by for- 
mer players which also substantiate 
Stagg's claim. Wright is wary of "after- 
the-fact personal appeals." He recom- 
mends documentation like old programs, 
or newspaper clippings from the time 

The school's football field took on the 
name Amos Alonzo Stagg Field on 
September 26, 1 98 1 , in honor of both 
Staggs. Before leaving Susquehanna, 
Stagg Sr. also gave a battered felt fedora 
hat to star halfback Rich Young, who 
graduated from Susquehanna in 1954. 
The hat was later bronzed and mounted 
on a base to form a trophy. Susquehanna 
and arch-rival Lycoming College now 
annually play for possession of that tro- 

One Fabulous Fall: All Seven 
Crusader Teams Score Winning Seasons 

Have You Seen This Face in the Crowd? 

Susquehanna University sports fans 
won't soon forget the 1993 fall sea- 
son. Every team posted a winning 
record, three earned national recogni- 
tion and one qualified for the national 

The field hockey and men's soccer 
teams led the Crusader success story 
by breaking their school records for 
wins in a season with marks of 1 4-5 
and 1 1-6 respectively. Under the 
direction of Head Coach Connie 
Hamum, the field hockey team won 
the inaugural Middle Atlantic 
Conference Commonwealth League 
title. They also advanced to the 
NCAA Division III Tournament for 
the first time in school history. 
Because of inclement weather in 
Cortland, N.Y., the Crusaders actually 
hosted a regional, but fell to Ithaca 

College, 2-1 , in the opening round. 

In other fall sports, the football team 
wrapped up its eighth straight win- 
ning season, finishing 6-4. Crusader 
basketball and baseball assistant Jim 
Reed took his first head coaching post 
with the women's tennis team and 
guided it to a 6-5 record, while the 
volleyball team finished 15-13 for 
rookie head coach Bill Switala. Both 
cross country teams also placed high 
enough at the MAC Championships 
to qualify for the NCAA Division III 
Eastern Regional Championships. 

All totalled Crusader teams were 52- 
33 (.612) during this past fall season. 

Cheryl Irvine 

Susquehanna field hockey standout 
Cheryl Irvine attracted attention far 
and wide this season. The sophomore 
forward was even featured in the 
"Faces in the Crowd" section in the 
November 1 edition of Sports 

A graduate of Merion High in King 
of Prussia, Pa„ Irvine broke the 
school's career scoring record early in 

the season. She now has 24 goals and 
16 assists for a total of 64 career 
points. This put her just four goals shy 
of breaking the school record of 27 
career goals set by 1993 Susquehanna 
Hall of Fame inductee Jean Flaherty 

Irvine and junior forward Tracey 
Corrigan from Selinsgrove were 
selected to the Middle Atlantic 
Conference Commonwealth League 
Ail-Star team. 

The duo were the top two scorers on 
a Susquehanna team which broke the 
school record for wins, finishing 14-5 
for 1 8th-year Head Coach Connie 
Hamum. The Crusaders also captured 
their first Middle Atlantic Conference 
league championship, winning the 
Commonwealth League with a 6-1 
record, and qualified for the NCAA 
Division III Championship 
Tournament for the first time in 
school history. 

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Feb. 12 at Lebanon Valley V 


Feb. 14 KING'S JV 



Feb. 19 at Moravian 

.Men s and Women's Track 

Women s Basketball 

Feb. 10 at Bloomsburg 

Feb. 1 2 at Lebanon Valley 


Feb. 1 7 at Franklin & Marshall 

Feb. 19 at Moravian 


Feb. 10 LYCOMING at Selin. H.S. 

Feb. 1 2 at Scranton 

Feb. 1 6 at Messiah 

Feb. 19 MAC'S at Juniata 

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at King's 


Women's Softball 


at Kings 



at York 


at Juniata 

at Scranton 

at Elizabethtown 




at Lebanon Valley 

at Moravian 

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SU Tee-Off Tourney 

at Lycoming 

at Elizabethtown Tourney 

at Swarthmore with Lebanon Valley, 

Muhlenberg 1:00 pm 

at Western Maryland 


MAC Championship 

For further information about special 
events, please call 7J7-372-ARTS. To 
receive a printed calendar of events or 
sports schedule, please call the Office of 
Public Relations at 717-372-4119. 

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at Dickinson 
at Washington & Lee 
at Franklin & Marshall 
Messiah Invitational 
Dickinson Invitational 
Millersville Metrics 

Men's Tennis 


at Widener 

at York 



at Dickinson 





at Elizabethtown 

at Scranton 

at Albright 

at Lebanon Valley 

Team MAC's 

Individual MAC's 

Women's Lacrosse 

at Ursinus 

at Goucher 


at East Stroudsburg 


at Muhlenberg 

at Dickinson 


at Western Maryland 


Cocoa Expo, Cocoa, Fla. 

at Widener* 

at Scranton (SGL) 


at York 



at Dickinson 


at King's (SGL) 

at Elizabethtown* 

at Misericordia 


at Albright* 

at Bloomsburg (SGL) 


at Lebanon Valley* 

at Franklin & Marshall (SGL) 

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'Commonwealth League game 

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Special Events 

Feb. 16 Institute for Lifelong Learning 

Degenstein Center Theater 10:30 am 

Feb. 1 8 S U Jazz Ensemble Concert 

Isaacs Auditorium g : oo pm 

Feb. 20 SU Symphonic Band/Honors 
Festival Band Concert 
Weber Chapel Auditorium 3:00 pm 

Feb. 25, 26 Lend Me A Tenor 

Degenstein Center Theater 8:00 pm 

Feb. 27 Lend Me A Tenor 

Degenstein Center Theater 2:30 pm 

Mar. 13 Susquehanna Valley Chorale 

Weber Chapel Auditorium 3:00 pm 

Mar. 16 Institute for Lifelong Learning 

Degenstein Center Theater 1 0:30 am 

Mar. 16 Victor Rislow/Jack Fries 

Faculty Recital, Isaacs Auditorium 8:00 pm 
Mar. 1 8 Susan Hegberg, Faculty Organ 

Recital, Weber Chapel 8:00 pm 

Mar. 20 Carmel Quinn 

Weber Chapel Auditorium 2:00 pm 

Mar. 21 Weis Lecture: Joline Godfrey 

Degenstein Center Theater 7:00 pm 

Mar. 23 Visiting Writer Series 
Robert Boswell, 

Greta Ray Lounge 7:30 pm 

Apr. 6 Institute for Lifelong Learning 

Degenstein Center Theater 1 0:30 am 

Apr. 7 Rahter Lecture: Betsy Bowden 

Isaacs Auditorium 8:00 pm 

Apr. 10 University Choir Campus Concert 

Weber Chapel Auditorium 3:00 pm 

Apr. 14 Visiting Writer Series 

Julia Kasdorf, Greta Ray Lounge 7:30 pm 
Apr. 15 SU Jazz Ensemble Concert 

Isaacs Auditorium 8 : 00 pm 

Apr. 15,16 Tartuffe 

Degenstein Center Theater 8:00 pm 

Apr. 1 7 Tartuffe 

Degenstein Center Theater 2:30 pm 

Apr. 20 Institute for Lifelong Learning 

Degenstein Center Theater 10:30 am 

Apr. 22 FRONTLINE performance 

Degenstein Center Theater 8:00 pm 

Apr. 23 Twelfth Night 

Weber Chapel Auditorium 8:00 pm 

Apr. 28 Chamber Singers Concert 

Weber Chapel Lobby 8:00 pm 

May 1 Univ. Chorale/ Symphonic Band 

Concert, Weber Chapel 3:00 pm 

8 Susquehanna Today 

yj lumni 


Dear Fellow Alumni: 

Today we begin a new era in alumni 
communications as we introduce the 
Class Reporter program. This is a very 
exciting concept for Susquehanna, and 
one that has proven to be quite success- 
ful at many other colleges and universi- 
ties across the nation. 

First and foremost, this program is 
being initiated in response to you. All of 

you say you want more alumni news in 
Susquehanna Today. Where do you usu- 
ally look first when your copy arrives? 
When fully implemented, Class 
Reporters will keep you more closely 
connected with your classmates and 
Susquehanna alumni family. It will also 
help the University to maintain accurate 

How does the Class Reporter system 
work? Basically, you will submit your 
news directly to the person listed under 
your class year. This information may 
include weddings, births (children, adop- 
tions, grandchildren, great grandchildren, 
etc.), advanced degrees, new jobs, retire- 
ments, travels, and anything else that you 
feel is important. 

Starting with the spring 1994 issue, 
each Class Reporter will submit this 
material to my office for publication in 
Susquehanna Today. Any news which is 
sent directly to my office by alumni - 
and that is still an option for any of you 
who would like to continue - will be 


Planning is already underway for Alumni 
Weekend ' 94, set for June 3,4 and 5. Watch 
for our class reunion flags as a reminder of 
your upcoming reunion. 


The Reverend Dr. Harland Dimm Fague 

'25 celebrated his 90th birthday on June 8th 
in Port Charlotte, Fla. He had served 
Lutheran churches in Lairdsville, Reedsville 
and Lancaster, Pa. He also served Emmanuel 
Church in Naples, Fla., until he retired in 
1 970. 


Class Reporter: 

Paul Harlline Brakeley 

Gardens Apt. F-14 225 Red School Lane 

Phillipsburg. NJ 08865 


Mary Esther Potter Copp '32 was the 
subject of a recent feature article in the Lock 
Haven Express. Listed in the 1974-75 edition 
of Who's Who of American Women, she has 
been recognized for starting a combined 
school and public library in Jersey Shore. Pa., 
more than four decades ago. 


Ralph C. Geigle '35. the first superinten- 
dent of the Reading-Muhlenberg Vocational 
Technical School, Reading, Pa., participated 
in the 25th anniversary "re-opening" of the 


Class Reporter: 
Janet Earharl Harkins 
4il Meer Avenue 
Wyckoff. NJ 07481 

added to the Class Reporter's column. 
Beginning with this issue, we will com- 
bine all alumni news except obituaries 
under the appropriate class year. 

You may notice that a number of class- 
es - possibly yours - do not yet have a 
reporter listed. We are working to fill 
these positions in the near future. Any of 
you who are interested in helping your 
alma mater may want to consider partici- 
pating. The time requirements are mini- 
mal, and it's an excellent way to keep in 
touch with your classmates. 

What's the next step for you? 
Participate! This is your program. It will 
only be as successful as you make it. 
You can be certain that if Class 
Reporters don't hear from you, you'll be 
hearing from them! This is going to be a 
new experience for most of us, but one 
that we look forward to with great expec- 
tations. As always, if you have any ques- 
tions or comments about any of this, 
please don't hesitate to either send me a 
note or call at (717) 372-41 15. 


Class Reporter: 
John Rakshys 
411 Hickory Street 
Rome. NY 13440 


Class Reporter: 
Ruth E. McCorkill 
418 Orange Street 
Northumberland. PA 17857 


Class Reporter: 
Robert Bastress 
808 Ninth Avenue 
Selinsgrove, PA 17870 


Class Reporter: 
William Gehron. Sr. 
747 Arch Street 
Williamsport. PA 17701 

The Rev. John Garcia Gensel '40, of New 

York City, was named "Person of the Week" 
on May 28, 1993. on the ABC network news 
for his work in the jazz community. He was 
officially named Jazz Minister by his 
Lutheran Church board in 1960. In the past 
year he was also featured on "Sunday 
Morning" in an interview with Billy Taylor. 
Pastor Gensel retired at the end of December. 


Class Reporter: 

Mary Emma Yoder Jones 


Altoona. PA 16601 


The Reverend John D. Ickes '42, consult- 
ing minister of the Unitarian Universalist 
Congregation of the Susquehanna Valley 
since 1 99 1. will be officially acknowledged 
as a Unitaritan Universalist minister at an 
affirmation ordination service. He was 
ordained a Lutheran minister. His career 
includes working for the Commonwealth of 
Pennsylvania for 17 years. From 1975 to 
1985 he was human resources coordinator for 
the Department of Community Affairs, 
Northeast Region. 


50th reunion 


Class Reporter: 
Louise Kresge Isaacs 
201 Rhoads Avenue 
Selinsgrove. PA 17870 

The Reverend Celo V. 
Leitzel '45 of 

Selinsgrove is the first 
recipient of the Henry 
Melchior Muhlenberg 
Medal. The presentation 
took place on June 12, 
1993, during the annual 
assembly of the Upper 
Susquehanna Synod at 
Susquehanna University. 
The award is sponsored by the Lutheran 
Theological Seminary in Philadelphia in 
recognition of his 40 years of exemplary ser- 
vice in rural and small town ministry. 


Class Reporter: 

Robert Wohlsen 

145 Herman Boulevard 

Franklin Square. NY 11010 


45th reunion 


Class Reporter: 
Richard Westervelt 
700 Scarsdale Avenue 
Scarsdale. NY 10583 

Our Class Reporters are off and run- 
ning, and they look forward to hearing 
from you soon! 


Sam Kuba '75 

Director of Alumni Relations 

Please send your alumni news directly 
to the Class Reporter listed after your 
year, or to the: 
Office of Alumni Relations 
Susquehanna University 
Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870-1001 
Material received on campus before 
February 25 will be included in our 
Spring issue. 

The Reverend Vernon J. Miller '50 was 

honored with "Pastor Emeritus" status by 
Christ Lutheran Church, DuBois, Pa. 


Doris J. Schweighofer '53 married Fred J. 
Lewis, December7, 1991. Queen of Peace, 
Hawley, Pa. 


40th reunion 



Anna Jane Moyer '56 is the Readers 
Services Librarian at Musselman Library at 
Gettysburg College. She is also the head ref- 
erence librarian and supervises inter-library 
loans, circulation and database searching. 


Class Reporter: 
Lynn Hassinger Askew 
25 Gladys Avenue 
Manville, NJ 08835 


Alice Ann Patterson Leidel '58 is presi- 
dent of the American Association of 
University Women's Educational Foundation. 
The Educational Foundation manages a $40 
million endowment and has awarded grants to 
over 6,000 women from more than 1 00 coun- 
tries. Leidel has held numerous leadership 
positions within AAUW, including member 
of the foundation board of directors and state 
president for New York. 


35th reunion 

Class Reporter: 
Jack Cisney 
4802 Eoff Street 
Benwood. WV 26031 


com on p. 10 

Susquehanna Today 9 


Class Reporter: 
Donald E. Coleman 
128 Verna Road 
Lewisburg.PA 17837 


Class Reporter: 
Irene Etter Schmehl 
20250 Darlington Drive 
Gaithersburg, MD 20879 

James J. Campbell '63, executive director 
of the Bison Club of Bucknell University, 
completed work on The Golden Years of Pro 
Football, a book documenting the history of 
professional football beginning in 1 946. 

The Reverend Elwood B. Hippie '63 is 
pastor of St. Peter Lutheran Church, Bassett, 

Annette Campbell Crickenberger '63 
earned a master of divinity degree. Trinity 
Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio. 

Mary Virginia Weatherlow Shelley *63, 
author of children's books, has been named 
librarian of the 107-year-old Lancaster 
County Historical Society. She was previous- 
ly the adjunct catalog librarian and a library 
science instructor at Millersville University. 

Michael Cordas '63 is the primary care 
physician in the newly expanded Penn State 
Center for Sports Medicine at The Milton S. 
Hershey Medical Center. 



Kenneth A. Mutzel '64 joined the York, 
Pa., office of the accounting firm of 
Stambaugh, Dorgan and Company. 

The Reverend Richard A. Seaks '64 is 

senior pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran 
Church, Waynesboro, Pa. He previously 
served St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 
Cumberland, Md. He also has taught and was 
program director at Camp Nawakwa and 
taught at Camp Luther in West Virginia. 

Barbara Lovell Parker '64 has been pro- 
moted to regional director of Senior 
Spectrum, the Central Maine Area Agency on 
Aging. Her husband James H. '62 is chair- 
man of the division of arts and sciences at 
Husson College in Bangor, Maine. 

Marjoric L. Rayner '64 married Dr. 
Richard L. Wendler, September 1 1, 1993, 
First Presbyterian Church, Haddon Heights, 
N.J. In the wedding party from Susquehanna 
was Marjories daughter, Carolyn S. Waer 
'92. Marjorie is an insurance malpractice spe- 
cialist, Widerman & Co.. Cherry Hill, N.J. 
She has been the church organist for 16 years. 
Her husband is a retired school superinten- 
dent and a real estate agent. 


Nancy Corson Carter '65 was inducted 
into Muncy High School Scholastic Hall of 
Fame, Muncy, Pa. Nancy is a professor of 
English at Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, 

James G. Hutchinson '65, English teacher 
and coach at Southern Regional High School 
in Manahawkin, N.J., has appeared in a series 
of television demonstrations on how to pre- 
pare locally caught seafood. 


David A. Genszler *66 earned a doctor of 
ministry degree from the Graduate 

Theological Foundation in Donaldson, Ind. 
His concentration was worship and music in 
the applied ministries program. He completed 
the academic work at Notre Dame University, 
South Bend, Ind. during the summers of 
1 990, 1 99 1 and 1 992. David is senior pastor 
at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Cleveland 
Heights, Ohio. His wife, Barbara 
Griesbacher Genszler '66, is a member of 
the faculty at Lutheran High School-East 
Campus in Cleveland Heights. 


John A. Norton '67, retired from the Navy 
after 23 years, started a second career in 
development as a major gift officer for 
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine. 

James B. Wagner '67 is sales manager, 
Diversey Corporation, Charlotte, N.C. 

Janet Brian '67 married Joe A. Mills, June 
10, 1988. Trinity Lutheran Church, 
Lancaster, Pa. Janet is a case management 
director, Lancaster County Mental 
Health/Mental Retardation Agency. 


William A. Lewis '68 has been selected a 
member of the Senior Executive Service 
(SES) candidate development class at the U. 
S. Department of Energy. The class prepares 
members to assume the top managerial posi- 
tions in the federal government. 

Robert J. King '68 earned Chartered Life 
Underwriter diploma and professional desig- 
nation from the American College, Bryn 
Mawr, Pa. 

Charles H. McLeskey '68 is chairman of 
the department of anesthesiology at Scott & 
White Clinic. He also has been recommended 
for appointment to Texas A&M University 
Health Science Center College of Medicine. 
Previously he had been at the University of 
Colorado Health Sciences Center. 


25th reunion 


David M. Dumeyer '69 is a research ana- 
lyst for the Pennsylvania House of 
Representatives Education Committee, 
Harrisburg. Pa. 

Dean S. Ross '69, vice president and com- 
mercial lending officer of Hanover Bank, has 
been appointed to lead the Wilkes-Barre- 
based bank's commercial lending business in 
the Greater Scranton market. 

Dr. Jeffrey A. Mattis '69, vice president, 
pharmaceutical development, Centocor, pre- 
sented a paper "Development of Monoclonal 
Antibodies for Cardiovascular Imaging" at 
the 1 993 London Conference "In Vivo Use of 
Monoclonal Antibodies." 


Wayne D. Hill '70 was named to the board 
of directors of First Federal Savings Bank in 
Hanover, Pa. Hill is president of the 
Gettysburg Construction Company. 

Michael A. Cummins '70 is general sales 
manager, CoEnergy Trading Company, a nat- 
ural gas marketing affiliate of Michigan 
Consolidated Gas Company. 


Class Reporter: 
Whitney A. Gay 
5 North Gateway 
Winchester, MA 01890 

Andrew and Ellen Mizzoni Lake '71 have 
adopted a daughter, Julia Cathryn Pilar, bom 
March 7, 1991 in Lima, Peru. She joins 
brother Justin and sister Amanda. Ellen and 
her husband were guests on "The Maury 
Povich Show" as part of an hour-long tribute 
to the work of Healing the Children, a non- 

Legacy Brunch 1993 Eleven new freshmen joined the A/umni Office staff for the annua/ orien- 
tation week Legacy Brunch. The event we/comes new students whose parents or grandparents also 
attended Susquehanna. They ate. first row. left to right: Michael Brennan, son of James Brennan A'85. 
Leivisburg, Pa.; William K. Burns, son of Roy H. Bums '61, McAI/sterville. Pa.; Dina Fomataro. daugh- 
ter of Daniel M. Fomataro '68. Hazleton. Pa.; Sam Kuba 75. director of alumni relations. Ann 
Schwalm. daughter of David G. Schwalm 7 1 , Wernersvi/le. Pa. ; Rich Spotts, son of Richard D. Spotts 
'68, DoWestown. Pa. Second row. left to right: Jessica Naughton, granddaughter of the late Frank 
Bennardi '35. Mamsport, Pa.; Kevin Spoils, son of Richard D. Sports '68. Doyterown. Pa; Jonathan 
Zlock, son of C. Gilbert Zlock 78. and grandson of Frances Lybarger Zlock '49 and Evan P. Zlock '49. 
fanghorne. Pa.: Karen King, daughter of Donald S. King '66. Montourswlle, Pa.: Ann Schmehl. 
daughter of Irene Etter Schmehl '63. Gaithersburg, Md.; and Allison Egger. daughter of jerry E. Egger 
'65 and Maureen Curley Egger '64, York, Pa. Not available for the photo were Jason Fritz, son of 
Dennis I. Fritz 78, Mifflinburg, Pa.; David Llewellyn, son of Barry I. Llewellyn '69 and Jean McEvoy 
Llewellyn 71. Ramsey, N.J.; H. William Welliver. son of Harry W. Welliver '85. Wapwallopen. Pa.; 
Rachel Wiest. daughter of Mam H. Wiest '67. Dalmatia. Pa.; David Wolf, son of Richard S. Wolf '67, 
Lancaster. Pa.; Etick Hackenberg, son of Barry M. Hackenberg '62. Bethlehem, Pa.; and Kerry Weeks ' 
son of Dwight F. Weeks '67, Westheld. N.J. 

profit organization providing free medical 
treatment to needy children around the world. 
The Lakes and their children have been a vol- 
unteer host family for the past five years, car- 
ing for six children from Peru, Mexico and 
the Dominican Republic while they received 
free surgery 


Karl Jay Meyer '72 of Elizabethtown, Pa., 
is district sales representative for Miles Inc., 
animal health products. He covers the South 
Central Region, comprising North Carolina, 
Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware. Maryland. 
Kentucky and eastern Pennsylvania. 

Jeffrey W. Winter '72 has helped develop 
a cross-cultural mentoring program for the 
Worldwide Leadership Council, a Denver- 
based missionary organization. The ministry 
links leaders in the US and developing 
nations. Jeff has taught leadership classes in 
both El Salvador and Russia. He is the senior 
pastor of the Corona Presbyterian Church in 
Denver, Col. 


Dr. Grover C. Foehlinger '73 opened an 
office for the practice of psychology at 
Ambers Professional Center, Frederick, Md. 

Robert G. Edgerton '73, vice president of 
First Eastern Bank, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., has 
been appointed director of the newly-created 
business development department. 

Lynn D. Zimmerman '73 has been pro- 
moted to general manager at Leiby's 
Restaurant and Ice Cream House, South 
Tamaqua, Pa. Lynn has worked at Leiby's 
since the Zimmerman family opened the 
restaurant in 1 965. When his father retired 
and sold Leiby's in I99I, Lynn stayed as 
assistant manager for the new owner. 

Leander Chapin C'laflin '73 opened the 
15th anniversary season of the Society for the 
Performing Arts of Trinity Cathedral, 
Trenton. N.J. The Society is funded in part by 
a grant from the Mercer County Cultural and 
Heritage Commission and the New Jersey 
State Council on the Arts. 


20th reunion 
Class Reporter: 
Barbara Dalrymple Dunn 
403 Pine Creek Road 
Exton, PA 19341 


Pamela Starley Plude '74 teaches Pre-1 at 
the Berry School, Bethel. Conn. 

Thomas G. Clark '74, CPA, of 
Mifflintown, Pa., has been appointed to the 
Russell Bank's Juniata County regional board 
of directors. The board advises in the areas of 
new business development, local credit needs 
and customer service requirements. 

Richard L. Edwards '74 was inducted into 
the Jerry Wolman Chapter of the 
Pennsylvania Hall of Fame. He wrestled in 
high school and at S.U. He is a teacher and 
directs the varsity wrestling program at North 
Schuylkill High School. Rick has also been 
very active in local youth programs. 

Diane L. Gessner married Barry L. 
Colescott '74, July 9. 1993, Isle of Eden, on 
Bob's Lake, Ontario, Canada. Barry is bro- 
ker/owner of Colescott Properties of Sunbury. 
His wife is a real estate agent with his 

Carol Lynne Wells '74 married Robert 
Kirch, July 17, 1993. Stowe Community 
Church, Stowe, Vt. Carol is a freelance pho- 
tographer. Her husband is a pilot in the U.S. 
Air Force. 

10 Susquehanna Today 

A Birthday Reunion c/assmates Vicky Roehm Stete 14. Debbie Quinn White 14, Karen 
Newson forcine 74 and Debbie Bechtel fritz 14 met to celebrate Karen's birthday. 


John H. Arnold '75 earned a juris doctor 
degree. Widener University School of Law. 
He was the United States Law Week Award 
recipient. He works in a law office in subur- 
ban Philadelphia. 

George C. Adams '75 is author of The 
Structure and Meaning of Badarayana' s 
Brahma Sntras. published by Motilal 

Born to Craig R. '75 and Pat Shaughnessy 
Miller '75, a daughter, Stacey Ann, 
November 27. 1 99 1 . She joins brothers Chris 
and Michael. 


David M. Kammerer '76 is director of 
bands at Brigham Young University Hawaii 
Campus at Laie, Hawaii. He also is director 
of the brass band at the Polynesian Cultural 
Center, the state's top tourist attraction. His 
wife, Elizabeth Damn Kammerer '77 is 
choral director at Kahuku High School. 

Linda M. Barran '76 earned a juris doctor 
degree, Georgetown University Law Center, 
Washington. D.C. 

Mary F. Guyer married Randall E. Bogar 
'76, May 29, 1993. Zion United Methodist 
Church, Middleburg, Pa. Randy is an office 
manager, Rolley Moving and Storage, 
Selinsgrove, Pa. His wife is a teacher for the 
Midd-West School District. 

Bom to Bruno R. and Debra Carey Gellert 
'76. a daughter. Christie Lynn, May 2, 1993. 


Alice M. Roher '77 earned a master of sci- 
ence degree in communications management, 
Simmons College, Boston, Mass. 

Dorothy A. Fitzgerald married Ronald L. 
Brett '77. March 27. 1993. Our Lady Help 
of Christians Church. Abington, Pa. Ronald is 
a sales representative with the Pennsylvania 
district. Anheuser Busch Inc. His wife is a 
medical assistant with a cardiology group at 
Abington Hospital. 

Colleen Fanner married Bryan E. Polk '77, 
September 1 1 . 1 993, in his home in 
Philadelphia. Bryan is an adjunct instructor of 
English at Community College of 
Philadelphia, Delaware County, Pa., 
Community College of Burlington County, 
N.J.. and Gloucester County College, N J. His 
wife is a graphic artist for Domsky and 
Simon Advertising in Center City 

Bom to Roger Matthew and Susan Reisch 
'77, a son, Jesse Reisch Matthew, July 9, 

Bom to Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Swectapple 
'77. a son. Andrew Paul. May 13, 1993. He 
joins sister Caitlin Ann. Fred is corporate 
accounts representative, Fisher Scientific 
Company, Springfield, N.J. 


Class Reporter: 
Judy Rile 

1422 Wynnewood Road 
Ardmore. PA 19003 

Pamela R. James '78 was promoted to 
partner, management supervisor at 
Carmichael Lynch Advertising & Public 
Relations, Minneapolis, Minn. 

R. Todd Rossell '78 is director of human 
resources for Deloitte & Touche Eastern 
Europe, based in Prague. Czech Republic. 

Sherry Seiple Barben '78. pianist, per- 
formed in a recital at Camp Hill Presbyterian 
Church, Camp Hill, Pa. Sherry is director of 
the nursery school at the church. She has 
taught public school music, private piano 
lessons and served as a church choir director. 

Laurie G. Zimmerman '78 married Albert 
A. Paschall, July 3, 1993, First Presbyterian 
Church of Port Kennedy. King of Prussia, Pa. 
Susquehannan Susan Zimmerman 
Horstman *76 was in the wedding party. 
Laurie is employment manager, RAIL 
Company, Falls Church, Va. Her husband is a 
manager, service department. Information on 
Demand, McLean, Va. 


15th reunion 
Class Reporter: 
Sue Odjakjian 

22137-3 Burbank Boulevard 
Woodland Hills. CA 91367 


Donald F. Mann '79 

has been hired by Brown- 
Forman Beverage 
Company as the market 
manager for the 
Northeast Wine Brands 
group in Maine, New 
Hampshire and Vermont. 

John M.Hilton '79 is a I 
^member of the new man- 
agement team of Freedom Forge Corp. He 
began working for Standard Steel in 1979. 
During the past 1 3 years he has held various 
sales and marketing positions. 

Cynthia J. Lewis '79 married Kevin J. 
McPeak, June 12, 1993. Susquehannans in 
the wedding party were Melissa Lewis 
Glassmire '79 and Kim L. Tracy '79. 

Denise M. Connelly married Joseph H. 
Warren '79, September 26, 1993, at the his- 
toric site in Olana, N.Y. Joseph is in his third 
year at Albany Law School. His wife is pur- 
suing a master's degree in business adminis- 
tration at Sage College, Albany, N.Y. She is 
also a professional licensed land surveyor in 
the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

Bom to Charles and Melissa Lewis 
Glassmire '79. a son, Dylan Lewis, August 
27, 1993. He joins brother Chuckie. 


Paul F. Kern '80 has been promoted to 
senior vice president and director of a new 
division of Independence Bancorp Inc. called 
Profitability Management and Analysis. The 
new division combines the Asset/Liability 
Management department and the Profitability 
Analysis department. 

Tracy R. Troutman '80 has been promot- 
ed to associate director of marketing research, 
Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, N.J. He 
will be responsible for all consumer and sales 
research concerning a variety of J&J prod- 
ucts. He will also assume training and devel- 
opmental responsibilities for numerous junior 
department members. 

Phillip Compton '80, organist and director 
of music at First United Church of Christ, 
Reading, Pa., has been appointed conductor 
for the Reading Philharmonic Orchestra. He 
also trained the children's chorus to perform 
with the Bolshoi Ballet of Moscow's perfor- 
mance of "The Nutcracker" at Reading, Pa. 

Jack Blandford '80 has been promoted to 
senior vice president, producer, at Rolando, 
Lerch & Iafeliece Advertising, based in 
Stamford, Conn. 

Bom to Kevin and Cathlene Chew Guy 
'80. triplets. Elizabeth, Antero, and Emily, 
July 10, 1993. 

Bom to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Muir '80, 
a daughter, Megan Elizabeth, June 21, 1993. 

Bom to John and Susan CunlifTe 
Richardson '80, a daughter, Heather Alexis, 
May 8, 1993. She joins sisters April, 
Rebecca, and Anna. 

Bom to Paul and Cynthia Osborn 
Shellman '80, a son, Zachary Halsey, April 
25, 1993. 

Bom to Michael and Karen Schreiber 
Heenehan '80, a son, Joshua Michael, 
October 30, 1992. He joins brother Taylor. 


Stephen G. Wallace '81 was appointed by 
Governor William F. Weld as undersecretary 
of economic affairs for the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts. In addition, he manages the 
communications unit for the Executive Office 
of Economic Affairs and its seven economic 
and business development agencies. 

Taylor R. Camerer '81 is founder and 
artistic director of the Tiadaghton Musicale, a 
40-member community choral group based in 
Jersey Shore, Pa. The Lock Haven Music 
Club opened National Music Week with a 
program of folk songs and spirituals by the 

Brent Pfeiffer '81 is manufacturing super- 
intendent at Garland Commercial Industries 
Inc.. Freeland, Pa. 

Eric D. Webb '81, circulation manager for 
Berks-Mont Newspapers, won a first-place 
Keystone Press Award for his "Ric's 
Ramblings" column, "Kindler, Gentler 

Deborah Huth married Paul M. Price '81, 
October 10, 1992, Shepherd King Lutheran 
Church, San Antonio, Texas. Paul is a com- 
puter consultant. IBM. His wife is office 
administrator, Zion Lutheran Church, 
Loveland, Colo. 

William E. Devine '81 is senior trust offi- 
cer. First Fidelity Bank, Paramus, N.J. 

Kathleen A. Szwec '81 married Dennis M. 
Whalen. November 7, 1992, St. Paul's 
Church. Ramsey. N.J. Kathleen is an accoun- 
tant. Routledge, Chapman & Hall, New York 

Beth Ann Wolyniec '81 married Mark R. 
Schultz, August 7, 1993, at the McCarthy 

House Inn, Muncy, Pa. Beth is owner/director 
of Shoemaker Mills Day Care in Muncy, Pa. 
Her husband is the farm manager at the State 
Correctional Institution at Muncy, Pa. 

Bom to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Marinaccio 
'81, a daughter. Kelly Lynn. July 9, 1993. 


Rory M. Emery '82 is vice president of 
branch operations at The Bachman Co. and 
will also be responsible for operations at 
locations in New York, Maine and 

Jerry P. Hartman '82, is the program 
director of His Thousand Hills Christian 
Camp in Wellsboro, Pa. He also directs the 
senior choir at the First Baptist Church. 

Linda Italia married Gary P. Molstad '82, 
November 21, 1992, St. Mary's Catholic 
Church, Alexandria, Va. Gary is a ship bro- 
ker, G & W Chartering Inc., Englewood 
Cliffs, N.J. His wife is an account manager 
with Kendall Healthcare's Medical/Surgical 
Division in Manhattan. 

Laura K. Hofmann '82 married Terence 
D. Hanrahan. June 26, 1993, Benmarl 
Vineyards, Marlboro, N.Y. Rev. Cathy Cook 
Davis '82 performed the ceremony. Laura is 
a special education teacher at the Gateway 
School. Her husband is a salesperson for 
Dictaphone Corp. 

Bom to Robert J. '82 and Kimberly 
Bailey Hain '83. twin sons, Dylan and 
Garrett, July 22, 1993. They join brother 

Bom to Christopher and Donna Johnson 
House '82, a daughter, Jordyn Elizabeth, 
March 30, 1993. 


Brian McCabe '83 was recently featured in 
the Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine. Brian 
has his own business. Cote & Co., a food 
emporium, in Doylestown, Pa. Previously, 
Brian had been an account executive in 
advertising with J. Walter Thompson in New 
York City. 

Margaret Gutjahr 
Rumbaugh '83 was 
appointed president of 
Contract Management 
Resources Inc.. an inde- 
pendent consulting firm 
dedicated to providing 
contract management sup- 
port to government agen- 
cies and contractors. She 
is a certified professional contract manager 
and an adjunct professor at the University of 
Virginia's procurement and contract manage- 
ment program. She teaches all aspects of the 
federal acquisition process from acquisition 
planning to contract termination. 

Timothy L. Taylor '83 earned a master of 
divinity degree, Lutheran Theological 
Seminary in Philadelphia, Pa. He is associate 
pastor at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 
Marlton, N.J. 

William H. Haelig '83 has been awarded 
the professional insurance designation 
Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter. 
Bill is a commercial district underwriter with 
the Motorists Insurance Companies. 

Kurt H. Schagen '83 is with New Life 
Chiropractic in Pittsfield. Mass. 

Kenneth A. Tashjy '83 earned a juris doc- 
tor degree. Suffolk University, Boston, Mass. 

Caroline M. Lee '83 married Kevin D. 
Lewis, August 29, 1992, Nativity of Our 
Lord, Scranton, Pa. Caroline is a technical 

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Susquehanna Today // 

writer. Harris Corporation. Her husband is a 
production supervisor. Filter Research Corp. 

Christine M. Bernhardt '83 married 
Jeffrey Gruber. November 7, 1992, Nativity 
B.V.M.. Media, Pa. Susquehannan Sarah 
Bernhardt Lawless '77 was the matron of 
honor. Christine is senior training consultant. 
Shared Medical Systems, Malvem, Pa. Her 
husband is a systems engineer. General 
Instruments. Hatboro. Pa. The couple had a 
son. Michael Jeffrey. July 20. 1993. 

Donna K. Dodson married Kurt M. Kehler 
'83. April 17, 1993, St. Patrick's Church, 
York, Pa. Kurt is the music minister at the 
church. His wife is general manager of 
Bookland Inc. in York. 

Susan A. Lockard '83 married Tyler S. 
Posey. May 29, 1993, Grace Lutheran 
Church, Westminster, Md. Susquehannans in 
the wedding party were Jeffrey W. Lockard 
'86, Pamela Christcnsen Cianfarini '83 and 
David B. Lockard '77. Susan is legislative 
director to congressman Stephen Hom. Her 
husband is with the U.S. Agency for 
International Development office of General 

Born to Thomas R. '83 and Carla 
Shreiner Johns '85. a son, Matthew Dallas, 
July 2, 1993. He joins brother Tommy. 

Born to Charles K. and Alison Bird 
Muldoon '83, a son, Kevin Patrick, June 7, 

Bom to Bill and Karen Allocco 
Sandelands '83. a son, Matthew Corey, 
August 1, 1992. 

Born to Bob and Barbara Lappe McEvoy 
'83. a daughter, Valerie Amber, August 22, 
1993. She joins sister Rachel. 


10th reunion 


Michael Begeman '84 is a software engi- 
neer. Traveling Software, Bothwell, Wa. 

Thomas Cianfichi '84 starred in Forever 
Plaid in New York City. 

Christopher W. Poverman '84 is an attor- 
ney in the litigation department of Semmes, 
Bowen & Semmes, Baltimore. Md. 

Laura A. Von Hoene '84 married Geoffrey 
E. Hanff, December 5, 1992, in the chapel at 
Mount Saint John Academy, Peapack- 
Gladstone, N.J. Susquehannans in the wed- 
ding party were Barbara Clapp Adams '84, 
Susan McCarthy Brown '84, Susan F. Dell 
'84, Carolyn Murphy Farr '84 and Lori G. 
Zwirblis '84. Laura is an applications consul- 
tant. Standard & Poors Corporation in New 
York City. Her husband is director of the 

institutional products division of Springs 

Industries, New York City. 
Lori G. Zwirblis '84 married W. Bartley 

Kennedy. May 16, 1993, Fiddler's Elbow 

Country Club, Bedminster, NJ. 

Susquehannans in the wedding party were 

Carolyn Murphy Farr '84 and Laura Von 

Hoene HanfT'84. Lori is western region 

account sales manager, Joshua L. Baily & Co. 

Inc.. Hoboken. N.J. Her husband is account 

manager. Allied Signal Inc.. New York City. 
Victoria J. Ray married Todd J. Owens 

'84, July 24, 1993, Saint Timothy Lutheran 

Church, South Charleston, W.Va. Todd is 

with The First Huntington National Bank. 
Bom to Herbert W. '84 and Emilie 

Schreffler Conover '87. a son. Hunter 

Wallace, June 19, 1993. 
James and Alison Files Velez'84 adopted a 

daughter on September 2, 1993. Kristin Lee 

was bom on July 23. 1993. 


Officer Christopher E. Simone '85 ticket- 
ed David Letterman of "Late Show with 
David Letterman" for speeding on New 
York's Hutchison River Parkway. Letterman 
joked on the show about his latest encounter 
with the law. Simone later turned down an 
invitation to appear on the Letterman show. 
He explained in a letter that such an appear- 
ance would "lower the professional stan- 
dards" he set for himself and "demean the 
imporant work done by all law-enforcement 
professionals." The action earned Simone a 
citation as Person of the Year in Harry Stein's 
column in the January 1 issue of 7V Guide. 

David E. Bingaman '85 earned doctor of 
education in educational administration. 
Teachers College. Columbia University, New 
York City. He is assistant principal, Simmons 
Elementary School and Keith Valley Middle 
School in the Hatboro-Horsham School 
District, Horsham, Pa. 

Richard R. Ryan '85, winner of two 
awards based on his work in cancer research, 
attended the Summer Neuropeptide 
Conference at Martha's Vineyard, Mass., and 
the Annual Meeting for the American Society 
for Pharmacology and Experimental 
Therapeutics in San Francisco, Calif. 

J. Carlene Rosengrant married Gerald J. 
Price '85, October 24, 1992. Sacred Heart of 
Jesus Christ. Luzerne, Pa. Gerald is a profes- 
sional geologist, Empire Sanitary Landfill, 
Taylor, Pa. His wife is a registered diagnostic 
medical stenographer at Geisinger Wyoming 
Valley Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 

Nancy D. Edson '89 married Nicholas W. 
Silenok '85. June 19, 1993, St. Luke's 
Lutheran Church, Devon, Pa. In the wedding 
party from Susquehanna were Elizabeth P. 
Schuler '89, Mary Kate Callaghan '89, 
Timothy J. Brown '85, Jeffrey G. Bulick 
'86, William D. Murray '85 and Robert P. 
Maguire '86. Nancy is a senior account exec- 
utive with Merion Publications, an allied 
healthcare publisher in King of Prussia, Pa. 
Nick is assistant vice president with 
Mitsubishi Capital Market Services Inc., New 

York City. 

Karen J. Schwab married Robert A. 
McDermott '85. July 31, 1993, St. Patrick 
Cathedral, Harrisburg, Pa. Susquehannans in 
the wedding party were Melinda S. Heck 
'91, Raymond K. Daugherty '85 and 
Robert P. Maguire '86. Bob is an attorney 
associated with McDermott and McGee. 
Millburn, NJ. His wife is a certified legal 
assistant with Bressler, Amery and Ross, 
Florham Park, N.J. Before joining 
McDermott & McGee. Bob served a one-year 
judicial clerkship with the Honorable Kenith 
Bloom of the Superior Court of New Jersey. 

LuAnne Graybill '85 married James D. 
King. June 20, 1992, Brown's United 
Methodist Church, McAlisterville, Pa. 
LuAnne is a elementary music teacher. 
Juniata Mennonite School. Her husband is a 
systems manager, T.V. Host Magazine, 
Harrisburg, Pa. 

Kelly R. Ramsdell '85 married Michael P. 
Rausch, November 28, 1992, Eddington 
Presbyterian Church, Bensalem, Pa. Douglas 
R. Hall '85 played the organ. Kelly earned 
her juris doctor degree from Georgetown 
University Law Center and is an associate 
with Archer & Greiner. Her husband is a law 
student, William & Mary Law School. 

Born to William C. '85 and Mary Fisher 
Warrick '85, a daughter, Elizabeth Mary, 
July 27, 1993. She joins sister Katherine 

Bom to Steven R. '85 and Ellen Guinee 
Jenkins '86, a daughter, Carolyn Bergen, 
June 20, 1993. 

Bom to Jeff Crossland and Linda L. 
Skinner '85, a son, Patrick Michael 
Crossland. May 2, 1993. 

Bom to Wayne and Margaret Anne Finley 
Flournoy '85, a son, Mark Josef, November 
2, 1993. 

Bom to Richard B. and Kristen Schreiber 
Gillette '85. a daughter, Kasey Jean, April 
16, 1993. 


Leanne Kott '86 married John 

Underkoffler '87, June 26, 1993, in the 
Packer Memorial Chapel, Lehigh University, 
Bethlehem, Pa. Susquehannans in the wed- 
ding party were Peter G. Ashey '87, Susan 
Gorsuch Mesko '86, Thomas P. Kauffman 
'87, Leonard J. Kott '85, Jeffrey R. 
Underkoffler '83 and Andrea Kraft '97. 
Leanne works in the human resources depart- 
ment of Lehigh University and is pursuing a 
master's degree in educational technology 
from Lehigh. John is a sales engineer for 
Intellution Inc., Blue Bell, Pa. 

Daniel S. Helwig '86 is one of three hon- 
orary chairmen of the 1993 campaign for the 
United Way of Snyder County, Pa. Helwig is 
a program analyst for SEDA-Council of 

Dr. Michael G. Woirord '86 completed an 
internal medicine residency at Kennedy 
Memorial Hospital, University Medical 
Center, Stratford, N.J. He has joined the med- 
ical staff of Shenango Valley Medical Center, 
Farrell, Pa. 

Jill M. Critchley '86 married Robert A. 
Weber. March 21, 1992, St. Joseph Church. 
Mendham. N.J. Jill is project manager. 
Merrill Lynch. Somerset. N.J. Her husband is 
assistant prosecutor, Morris County Court 
System, Morristown, NJ. 

Deborah L. Holt '86 married David J. 
Barry III, May 2, 1992, St. Paul's Lutheran 
Church, East Northport, N.Y. Deb is a pro- 
ducer for Prodigy Services. White Plains, 
N.Y. Her husband is a financial analyst, 
Colgate-Palmolive. New York City. 

Donna K. Hansen '86 married Thomas P. 
Doherty '86. November 28, 1992, Lutheran 
Church of the Redeemer, Ramsey, NJ. 
Susquehannans in the wedding party were 
Cathy L. Jones '86, Ann Buffa Pierce '86, 
James F. Brown '86 and Rodney Bamford 
'84. Tom is a senior telecommunications spe- 
cialist for General Electric Capital 

Jo Elizabeth Eckrod married Kenneth R. 
Peifer '86, December 6, 1992, First 
Presbyterian Church. Sunbury, Pa. 
Susquehannans in the wedding party were 
Jeffrey A. Rodkey'86 and Craig H. Smith 

Have Game, Will Tailgate '93 

The traditional Alumni Barbecue prior to opening home football 
game of the season. Here President Cunningham greets Bill '53 
and Margaret Henderson Davenport '60. 

This pre-game crowd in Pittsburgh prepares for the SU vs. 
Washington & Jefferson game. 

12 Susquehanna Toda; 

Alumni Profiles 

Suzanne Yenchko '68 

by Michael Rick '94 

The most valuable lesson Suzanne 
Yenchko '68 learned while a student at 
Susquehanna did not come from a text- 
book. It was more a lesson of life, passed 
on to her by her professors. 

The lesson itself is simple -- maybe 
even a bit cliche - but one that has 
served Yenchko well over the years. It is 
also one that she has the opportunity to 
apply on a daily basis in her job as direc- 
tor of environmental resources at the 
Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and 
Industry in Harrisburg. 

Yenchko, an English Literature major, 
credits Dan Wheaton, now associate pro- 
fessor emeritus of English, with first 
teaching her "to look between the lines." 
In Wheaton's course on Shakespeare, 
Yenchko learned that in life, as in 
Shakespeare's writings, "there is usually 
something else going on behind what 
people say." She found the lesson later 
reinforced by another faculty member. 

Professor Emeritus of Speech Bruce 

Yenchko went on to earn a master's 
degree in business administration from 
Mount St. Mary's College (Md.) She 
praises Susquehanna for having provided 
her with a broad liberal arts education 
and training her to be able to work 
more than one job. Yenchko's first job 
after graduation was as scheduling man- 
ager for a political campaign. Most of 
her work since then has been political in 
nature and has required her to do quite a 
bit of reading between the lines over the 

She has dealt with public policy, legis- 
lation and regulation. She gained experi- 
ence in posts with the Pennsylvania 
Chamber of Commerce, the 
Pennsylvania Association of Retarded 
Children, the state Attorney General's 
Office, the Joint Council on the Criminal 
Justice System, and the Adams County 
Office of Aging before accepting her 
current position. 

As a director at the Chamber of 
Business and Industry, Yenchko works 
with legislators, heads of corporations 
and representatives of small business. 
Her aim is to try to strike a balance 
between business and the environment. 
Despite putting in an average of over 60 
hours a week, she says the job provides 
her with "the good feeling of 
contributing to the making of public pol- 

Yenchko, who lives in Lemoyne, points 
out that there are a number of 
Susquehanna alumni now living or work- 
ing in Harrisburg. She feels this makes 
the area a great place for 
students and other alumni to network. 

Of Susquehanna, Yenchko says, "You 
can get a good, solid education here, and 
I really appreciate the school for having 
given that to me." 

Pierre Duy '84 

by Melissa Bordogna '96 

As international trade hits the forefront 
of national attention, a Susquehanna 
graduate is in the midst of it all. He's 
Pierre Duy '84, an economist with the 
U.S. Department of Commerce 
International Trade Administration. 

Duy manages the U.S. Foreign Trade 
Zone Program. The program allows cer- 
tain foreign items to be imported without 
duty, he explained. To be eligible, goods 
must be used to produce a finished prod- 
uct such as a computer or automobile 
for later export. 

His office evaluates firms' requests for 
trade zone designations. Other duties 
include monitoring trade flows in and out 
of the United States. Being part of a 
small staff with only seven professionals 
and two clericals provides him with 
"a lot of say over what happens," Duy 

An enlightening study abroad experi- 
ence propelled Duy into his career. He 

spent 1983 in England through the 
Susquehanna at Oxford program. The 
time overseas "really got me interested 
in the international arena," he said. 

After graduating from Susquehanna, 
Duy earned a master's degree in 1986 
from American University in 
Washington, D.C. "I knew in the field of 
economics a BA would only get me so 
far," he explained. The graduate work 
allowed him to concentrate on interna- 
tional trade and economic development. 

He took his first job with the 
Department of Commerce as a program 
analyst. This job entailed reviewing pro- 
grams that the department had for export 
promotion activities. 

He held this position for a year until a 
position as an economist opened in the 
Office of Textile and Apparel. A year 
and a half later Duy moved into his cur- 
rent position. 

Duy offers advice for current students 
interested in economics. More job oppor- 
tunities are opening in the areas of envi- 
ronmental, biological and scientific eco- 
nomics. Trends are also swinging toward 
health economics as well as international 
trade issues like the North American 
Free Trade Agreement, Duy said. That 
first job may not be "thrilling, exciting or 
high paying, but the trick is to bite the 
bullet so you can get your foot in the 
door," Duy said. 

Today Duy has progressed from having 
his "foot in the door" to solid experience 
in a government agency. He concludes, 
"down the road what I'd like to do is 
eventually get back into private indus- 

'87. Ken is district manager for WaWa Food 
Markets. His wife is serving a clerkship with 
federal judge Robert Kelly, Philadelphia. 

Lynn E. Horner '86 married Thomas J. 
Kemly, March 6, 1993, First Reformed 
Church, Pompton Plains, N.J. Lynn is a finan- 
cial analyst at Anchor Savings Bank, Wayne, 
N.J. Her husband is vice president and chief 
financial officer, Columbia Savings Bank, 
Fair Lawn, N.J. 

Tina M. Calvert married Bradley T. Watts 
'86. March 27, 1993, United Methodist 
Church, Jerseytown, Pa. Bradley is employed 
by Geisingcr Medical Center Department of 
Anesthesia. His wife is a registered nurse in 
the electrophysiology lab at the center. 

Corinne J. Bibbo married Peter S. 
Zimmerman '86, May I, 1993, Our Lady of 
Victories Catholic Church, Baptistown, N.J. 
Peter is executive director at the Sussex 
Country YMCA. His wife is employed at The 
Grand Summit Hotel, Summit, N.J. 

Kathy L. Forrest '86 married Daniel P. 
McLoughlin, June 26, 1993. Kathy is a pro- 
ject manager for Prudential Securities. New 

York City. Her husband is a senior telecom- 
munications analyst. Smith Barney Shearson, 
New York City. 

Dana Tillman married Philip C. Hirsch 
'86, June 26, 1993, Epiphany Lutheran 
Church, Camden, N.J. Philip is pastor, 
Camden Lutheran Parish. 

Alice D. Brown '86 married Charles L. 
Weiler, July 31, 1993, Huntingdon 
Presbyterian Church, Huntingdon, Pa. Robyn 
Long Shaara '86 was in the wedding party. 
Alice is employed by the Montoursville Area 
School District. Her husband is employed by 
Phoenix Data, Montgomery, Pa. 

Jill Zelinske married Frank E. 
McCormack '86, May 15, 1993, St. Aloysius 
Church, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Peter J. 
McElvogue '86 was in the wedding party. 
Frank is a sales representative for the Celotex 
Corporation, Wayne, Pa. His wife is adminis- 
trative assistant in the real estate and finance 
divisions of W. H. Smith Music Inc., 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Amy J. Rumbaugh '86 married J. Michael 
Dant. October 16, 1993, Market Street United 

Methodist Church, Newport, Pa. Father of the 
bride is James O. Rumbaugh 'SO. Other 
Susquehannans in the wedding party were 
James O. Rumbaugh III '80, Douglas B. 
Rumbaugh '82 and Margaret Gutjahr 
Rumbaugh '83. Amy is corporate marketing 
coordinator with Geraghty and Miller Inc. 
Environmental Services, Annapolis, Md. Her 
husband is senior soil scientist and hydroge- 
ologist with the company. 

Bom to Robert '87 and Wendy Jacobs 
Sochovka '86, a son, Justin Robert, October 
2, 1991. 

Bom to Mark and Debra Beck Ronan '86, 
a son, Isaac Henry, June 7, 1993. 

Bom to William O. '87 and Debra 
Spangler Sowers '86, a daughter. Amy 
Margurite, April 22, 1993. She joins sister 

Bom to Charles B. '86 and Lauren 
Warncke Muzzy '87, a daughter, Alicia 
Christine. October 1, 1992. Lauren is a vice 
president for civic and government affairs. 
First New Hampshire Bank. Chuck is human 
resources manager, DJ Building Materials 

Distributor Inc. 


Army 1st Lt. Stephen Bent/ '87 became 
the executive officer in charge of administra- 
tion of a new outpatient medical facility in 
Stuttgart, Germany. The facility serves 
10.000 active duty military members and 

Steven Ajello '87 has been promoted to 
account sales manager for Nestle Brands 
Foodservice, King of Prussia, Pa. 

Tamara L. Apgar married Clifford D. 
Vander May '87, March 21, 1992, Chatham 
United Methodist Church, Chatham, N.J. 
Susquehannans in the wedding party were 
Todd D. Alboum '87 and Thomas R. 
Berkshire '88. Clifford is a funeral director 
associated with his father in the Vander May 
Wayne Funeral Home. 

Lisa A. Stuchell married Brian S. Kahan 
'87, September 1 1, 1992, Memorial Chapel at 
Valley Forge Military Academy, Wayne, Pa. 
Susquehannans in the wedding party were 

com. on p. 14 

Susquehanna Today 7 J 

John T. Latterly '87, Kevin M. Sinnott '87 
and James G. Harris '87. Brian, a graduate 
of the Philadelphia School of Osteopathic 
Medicine, is completing his residency at St. 
Vincent's Hospital in New York City. His 
wife is an affiliate marketing manager with 
the Disney Channel in New York City. 

Julie A. Bradford '87 married Jeffrey P. 
Brand, September 19, 1992, Lutheran Church 
of the Good Shepherd. Pearl River, N.Y. In 
the wedding party from Susquehanna were 
Pam Bixby Losefsky '87 and Carol 
Bradford '87. Pastor Philip C. Hirsch '86 
performed the ceremony. Julie is in human 
resources planning. Coopers & Lybrand, New 
York City. Her husband is manager in corpo- 
rate affairs, Pfizer. Inc. 

Joanne Morris married Craig H. Smith '87, 
November 21, 1992, Christ the King Church, 
New Vemon, N.J. They are the owners of 
Invisible Fencing Dealerships in New Jersey. 

Colleen Hargraves '87 married Stephen 
Curran '87, December 26, 1992, St. Peter's 
Catholic Church, Minersville, Pa. In the wed- 
ding party from Susquehanna were Mark C. 
Fuller '86, Clayton J. Gossett '87, James 
C. Conway '88, Marcus N. Zavattaro '87, 
Maurice C. Leake '86, Donna C. Neal '87, 
Susan Rattay Kiernan '89, Kathy A. 
O'Brien '88 and Amy Toy Baron '89. 

Amy J. Krauss married Andrew M. Cobb 
'87, June 19, 1993, Cold Spring United 
Methodist Church, Cold Spring, N.Y. 
Andrew is employed by MCI in Washington, 
D.C. His wife is employed by the Barrie 
Montessori School in Silver Spring, Md. 

Marisa A. Bondonese married John C. 
Snyder '87, June 26, 1993, Holy Family 
Church, Nazareth, Pa. John teaches sixth 
grade in (he Bethlehem Area School District. 
His wife teaches first grade in Holy Family 
School, Nazareth, Pa. 

Leslie A. Heller '87 married Raymond J. 
Porambo, May 22, 1993, Christ United 
Methodist Church, Fairless Hills, Pa. Anne 
Davey Hoffman '87 was matron of honor. 
Leslie is a customer service representative 
with Smith Insurance Services, Lawrence- 
ville, N.J. Her husband is a banking officer at 
Cheltenham Bank. Rockledge, Pa. 

John Underkoffler '87 married Leanne 
Kott'86(see 1986) 

Bom to Todd C. '87 and Sonja Wong 
Yates '87, a daughter, Lindsay Alyssa, June 
21, 1993. Todd is the purchasing/systems 
manager. Northeast Controls Inc. Sonja is the 
assistant operations manager, Mokrynski & 
Associates Inc. 

Bom to Daniel and Donna Neal Intemann 
'87, a son, Brian Timothy, May I, 1993. 


Class Reporter: 
Mark Thorsheim 
102 Sienna Lane 
Glassboro. NJ 08028 

Douglas B. Carlson '88 earned Chase 
Manhattan's 1993 Excalibur Award. The 
award recognizes the Chase employees who 
best exemplify the values of the corporation. 

Timothy D. Billow '88 was promoted to 
tax manager of KPMG Peat Marwick, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Sharon D. Tirpak '88 is a clinical social 
worker. South Amboy Memorial Hospital, 
South Amboy, N.J. 

Cindy Shawver Sunderland '88 takes part 
in the "Sonshine Clowns" program of the 
McVeytown Presbyterian Church. Members 
dress in clown outfits and perform Bible sto- 
ries for various churches. 

Dawn M. Bcrger '88 earned a master of 

arts degree in English, University of 
Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wis. 

Jennifer Tritt Baker '88 earned a master 
of science degree in counseling, 
Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pa. 
She is a tenure track counselor for Harrisburg 
Area Community College. 

Pamela S. West '88 earned a master of 
music degree in music education, Ithaca 
College, Ithaca, N.Y. 

Natalie L. Cousins married Scott H. 
Harding '88, July 6, 1991, St. Stephens 
Church. Port Washington, N.Y. In the wed- 
ding party from Susquehanna were John 
Mormando '88, John P. Pavlishin '88 and 
Donald J. Edwards '88. Scott is vice presi- 
dent, RLH Management Inc. His wife is a 
sales representative of Shaw Barton. 

Grace C. Rossi '88 married Robert C. 
Brown, October 2, 1992, Our Lady of Victory 
Roman Catholic Church, Floral Park, N.Y. 
Susquehannans in the wedding party were 
Kyle G. McKay '89, Nicole Poliacik Ball 
'90, Jennifer L. Wickham '91 and Carolyn 
Bishop Savino '88. Grace earned a doctor of 
neuropharmacology degree. City University 
of New York. She is a neuroscientist at Sloan 
Kettering Memorial Cancer Hospital, New 
York City. Her husband is a crime-section 
police officer in New City, N.Y. 

Gilian M. Versfeld '88 married Claudio J. 
D'Angelo, April 24, 1993, St. Paul's Church, 
Princeton, N.J. 

Terri L. Myers married Gary R. Daniels 
'88. May 15, 1993, Redeemer Lutheran 
Church, Lancaster, Pa. In the wedding party 
from Susquehanna were Debra S. Daniels 
'91 and Richard A. Gray '90. Gary is 
employed by Express Services. His wife is a 
respiratory therapist, Brandywine Hospital 
and Trauma Center, Coatesville, Pa. 

Christine M. Clewell '88 married Wayne 
W. Santos, May 29, 1993, First Mennonite 
Church, Allentown, Pa. Christine is pursuing 
a doctorate at the University of Michigan, 
Ann Arbor, Mich. Her husband is chaplain 
for the Air National Guard and campus chap- 
lain. University of Maine, Orono, Maine. 

Janice Terrell married John Homestead, 
Jr. '88, May 30, 1993, West Side 
Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, N.J. In the 
wedding party from Susquehanna were 
Barbara Deakin '88, Erin M. Donohue '88 
and Frank C. Galdieri '88. John is with 
MacMillan-Bloedel, Denver, Colo. 

Bonnie L. Herb '88 married Stephen J. 
Kosman, June 26, 1993, Zion Lutheran 
Church, Sunbury, Pa. In the wedding party 
from Susquehanna were Melissa L. 
Vartholom '92 and Jennifer D. Dubuc '91. 
Judith A. Blee *62 provided trumpet music. 
Bonnie is a senior auditor, Harsco Corp., 
Camp Hill, Pa. Her husband is a substitute 

Colleen M. Kosa '88 married Joseph J. 
Lawrence '90, August 8, 1993, St. Mary's 
Catholic Church, Alpha, N.J. In the wedding 
party from Susquehanna were Pamela A. 
Culos '88, John F. Rice '89 and Stephen L. 
Haas '89. Colleen is a technical specialist. 
Travelers insurance Co. Joseph is a sales 
associate, Polytek Development Corporation. 

Deborah E. Schultz married Jeffrey E. 
Wynn '88, August 21, 1993, St. Patrick 
Cathedral, Harrisburg, Pa. Susquehannans in 
the wedding party were Douglas P. Schnell 
'87 and Norris A. Pearson '88. Jeff is a sales 
representative and purchasing agent, Fiduk's 
Industrial Services Inc. of Pennsylvania, 
Harrisburg, Pa. His wife is a research analyst 
for the Pennsylvania House of 
Representatives' Education Committee. 

Diane R. Meyers '88 married Thomas J. 
Poerio, August 4, 1993, Astwood Park, 


A festive class of 1 988 reunion at B.J. 's 

Burmuda. An attorney, Diane is employed in 
the legal department of the Westinghouse 
Electric Corporation. Her husband is pursuing 
a doctoral degree in physics at the University 
of Pittsburgh. 

Margaret A. Harvey '90 married William 
C. Mueller '88. May 30, 1993, Union 
Village United Methodist Church. Berkeley 
Heights, N.J. Susquehannans in the wedding 
party were Kimberly A. Evans '91, Honora 
McGowan Harvey '83, Amy Kukacka 
Swinarton '90, Jennifer M. Wilson '90, 
John M. Bunting '90, Philip J. Lucivero 
'90 and Scott J. Swinarton '90. Margaret is 
employed by AT&T in Short Hills, N.J. Bill 
is a senior sales representative for SmithKline 

Bom to David E. '88 and Charlene Davies 
Salter '88, a daughter, Margot, August 29, 

Bom to Kevin and Kathleen O'Brien 
O'Connor '88, a son, Kevin Robert Jr., 
August 15, 1993. 

Bom to John Fairbanks and Dawn Berger 
'88, a daughter, Chloe Maria, October 11, 


Beth Mershon Derk '89 teaches biology 
and physics at Line Mountain School District, 
Hemdon, Pa. 

Audrey Buss '89, string specialist, is assis- 
tant music director, Pocono Youth Orchestra, 
Stroudsburg, Pa. 

Linda Davis Pizzico *89, former produc- 
tion assistant on "The Sally Jesse Raphael 
Show." is producer of "Donahue." 

Hanna Bucher '89 is a teacher, Millerton 
Elementary School, Northern Tioga School 

Richard E. Roth '89 earned a doctor of 
osteopathy degree, Philadelphia College of 
Osteopathic Medicine. He will begin an 
internship at Madigan Army Medical Center, 
Ft. Lewis Army Base, Tacoma, Wash. 

Edward M. Lopez '89 earned a doctor of 
optometry degree, Pennsylvania College of 

Joseph T. Witt '89 earned a master's 
degree in physical therapy, Duquesne 
University. He is a physical therapist at the 
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. 

Melissa A, Himmelreich '89 married Clark 
Nicholson, April 30, 1991, in an outdoor 
wedding at Galax, Va. Melissa and her hus- 
band own their own theatre company. Their 
children's theatre. The Popcorn Hat Players, 
is located in Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, 
Pa. They tour schools and conduct workshops 
with school-age children. They also run The 
Rolling Repertory Theatre Co., a touring 
company that performs popular works from 
Shakespeare to modern comedies. Besides 
being founders/producers, they direct and are 
the principal actors. 

Michele A. D'Alessandro '90 married 
Peter M. Steinmetz *89, September 19, 
1992, Chapel of the Villa Walsh Academy, 
Morristown, N.J. In the wedding party from 

Susquehanna were Maureen E. Garrity '90, 
Georgiann E. Geraci '90, Julia A. 
Verdesca '90, Joseph F. Farnoly '90, 
Alexander T. Galloway '90 and William I •".. 
Schroeher '89. Michele is a nutritionist and 
assistant manager in the corporate division of 
Nutri-System in Georgia. Peter is in the 
fourth quarter of a doctoral program at the 
Life Chiropractic College, Marietta, Ga. 

Leta R. Blatt '90 married John P. 
Tourville '89, November 14, 1992, 
Lambertville Presbyterian Church, 
Lambertville, N.J. In the wedding party from 
Susquehanna were Laura A. Butler '90, 
Kristen D. Growney '90 and James H. 
Faust *87. John is an operations manager. 
Zeus Scientific Inc. Leta is a registered sales 
assistant for the brokerage firm, Tucker 

Susan L. Rattay '89 married John Kiernan, 
November 27, 1992, St. Cecilia's, Rockaway, 
N.J. In the wedding party from Susquehanna 
were Danielle D. Fanarjian '88, Christina 
L. Rigby '89 and G. Bradley Moor '89. 
Susan is marketing director, Gannett 
Community Directories of New Jersey. Her 
husband is project engineer, J. Fletcher 
Creamer & Sons Inc. 

Laura C. Crawford married John A. 
Hopkins '89, May 12, 1993, Seaside, Fla. 
John is a naval flight officer attached to the 
early warning squadron assigned to the air- 
craft carrier John F. Kennedy. He is stationed 
in Norfolk, Va. 

Meredith G. Struthers married David W. 
Lisner '89, May 22, 1993, Baptistown 
Baptist Church, Frenchtown, N.J. In the wed- 
ding party from Susquehanna were Keith J. 
Baumann '89 and Paul R. Kopey '89. David 
is a claims adjuster for Material Damage 
Adjustment, Somerset, N.J., as well as presi- 
dent of Precious Memories, a mail order com- 
pany in Califon, N.J. His wife is an adminis- 
trative assistant for Meals On Wheels. 

Julie A. Nees '89 married Domenick 
Colasuonno, May 22, 1993, St. Elizabeth Ann 
Seton Church, Mount Olive, N.J. In the wed- 
ding party from Susquehanna were Linda 
Davis Pizzico '89 and Maryellen Morgan 
Solinsky '86. Julie is an asset manager at 
compass Financial in Succasunna, NJ. Her 
husband is with Colasuonno Landscaping in 
Parsippany, N.J. 

Melanie D. Stamm '89 married Peter 
Savulich, June 12, 1993, Mount Saint Mary's 
Academy, Watehung, N.J. TifTany Talluto 
Lussier *89 was in the wedding party. 
Melanie is proprietor of an animal boutique 
called "Cool Cats and Hot Dogs Inc." Her 
husband is a district agent with Prudential. 

Heather A. Ventura '89 married Eric M. 
Flinchum, July 10, 1993, The First 
Presbyterian Church of Boonville, Boonville, 
N.Y. Anita L. Montz '89 was in the wedding 
party. Heather is a music teacher, Holland 
Patent Central School District. Her husband 
is a draftsman, Delhi Steel. Kirkland. N.Y. 

Megan E. Brown '90 married Kenneth M. 
Layng '89, July 3, 1 993, at an outdoor ser- 
vice in Estes Park, Colorado, in the Rocky 
Mountain National Park. Ken is manager. 
Eric's Furniture Store, Greeley. Colo. Megan 
is pursuing a master's degree in speech 
pathology, University of Northern Colorado. 

Susan B. Elsman '89 married Timothy W. 
Forshay.June 12, 1993, St. Catherine of 
Sienna Church. Mountain Lakes. N.J. Susan 
is personnel administrator. Skyline Steel 
Corporation, Parsippany, N.J. Her husband is 
a CPA and accounting manager, AT&T 
Capital, Morristown. NJ. 

Nancy Edson '89 married Nicholas W. 
Silenok '85 (see 1985) 

Bom to Mr. and Mrs. David L, Swinehart 

14 Susquehanna Today 

'89, a son. Benjamin Scott, September 7, 


Class Reporter: 
Angela J. Johnson 
5 Wild Apple Lane 
Old Saybrook.CT 06475 

Danielle L. Peyakovich '90 earned a juris 
doctor degree. The Dickinson School of Law, 
Carlisle, Pa. She is an associate in the law 
firm of Riley & Fanelli, P.C., Pottsville, Pa. 

Jennifer L. Miller '90 has been promoted 
to coordinator of resource development at 
Paul's Run. a retirement community in 
Northeast Philadelphia, Pa. n D. Growney '90 has been promot- 
ed to senior associate in the business assur- 
ance/audit practice of the Boston office of 
Coopers & Lybrand, an international account- 
ing and consulting firm. 

Bill Carter '90 is assistant director of 
financial aid at Immaculata College, 
Immaculata, Pa. Previously Bill had been 
assistant director of financial aid and assistant 
football coach at Shippensburg University. 

Sarah Luithle '90 is technical writer/quali- 
ty controller, Dendrite International. Warren, 

Jill S. Morrissey '90 earned a master's 
degree in library science, University of 
Pittsburgh. She is reference librarian at the 
University of Connecticut. 

John Stonaker '90 earned a master's 
degree in French literature. The Pennsylvania 
State University. He is a marketing specialist. 
Metropolitan Property and Casualty 
Insurance Company, Tampa, Fla. 

Amy E. Pratt '90 married Timothy P. 
Maher '90, September 25, 1992, Annapolis, 

Lorraine T. Cook married John P. Farrell 
'90, October 17. 1992. The Church of the 
Little Flower, New Providence, N.J. 
Susquehannans in the wedding party were 
Gregg Allocco '90 and Brian M. Farrell 
'96. John is an equipment supervisor. K-Line 
America. His wife, employed by Multimedia 
Entertainment, is an associate producer on 
"The Sally Jesse Raphael Show." 

Helen B. Costalas '90 married David K. 
Dwyer, December 5, 1992. Holy Trinity 
Greek Orthodox Church, Westfield, N.J. 
Susquehannan Kirsten C. Monier '90 was in 
the wedding party. Helen is a sales assistant 
at Donaldson. Lufkin & Jenrette Securities 
Corporation. New York City. Her husband is 
a vice president and the building product ana- 
lyst for Kidder, Peabody in New York City. . 

Julie A. Cook married Malcolm A. Clinger 
III '90. December 5, 1992, West Side 
Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, N.J. 
Malcolm is with Interep Radio in New York 

Jennifer G. Gardner married William H. 
Graff II '90, December 23, 1992. William is 
assistant manager. Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 
Palm Springs, Calif. His wife is a medical 
secretary at the Eisenhower Hospital. Rancho 
Mirage, Calif. 

Sandra J. Smith married Richard L. 
Adams Jr. *90. January 16. 1993, Trinity 
Presbyterian Church. East Brunswick. N.J. 
Susquehannans in the wedding party were 
Edward Fallon '89 and Kenneth M. Dlouhy 
'90. Richard is a registered 
representative/broker-dealer at Olde 
Brokerage Co.. Manhattan, N.Y. 

Nadine Y. Krause married Charles L. 
Smith III '90, April 17, 1993, Christ 
Lutheran Church, Allentown, Pa. Charles is a 
store manager with C. Leslie Smith Inc. His 
wife is the activity coordinator of Phoebe- 

Devitt Home. 

Crystal L. Laub married Douglas W. Yoder 
'90. May 15, 1993. First United Methodist 
Church. Jersey Shore, Pa. Douglas Stuart 
'90 was in the wedding party. Douglas is a 
sales representative for Buckman 
Laboratories Inc. of Memphis, Tenn. 

Melinda S. Kopyta married James P. 
Cawley '90, May 22, 1993, St. Augustine's 
Church. Williamsport, Md. James is pursuing 
a master's degree in history from James 
Madison University. His wife is an editor and 
graphic designer with the James Madison 
University publications department. 

Lori Parker '91 married Dennis S. 
McManus '90, June 12, 1993, Saint Mary's 
Church, Tuxedo Park, N.Y. Susquehannans 
in the wedding party were Tara A. 
McManus '96, Glenn R. Parker '93 and 
William M. Fox '90. Dennis is a senior pen- 
sion plan administrator with Mutual of 
America, New York City. 

M. Elizabeth Van Tuyl '90 married Ken 
Mitchell, September 5, 1993, Old Baptist 
Meeting House, Warwick, N.Y. Sarah 
Luithle '90 was a reader in the service. Betsy 
is assistant director of annual giving, 
Susquehanna University. Her husband is a 

Michele J. Hohne '90 married Lawrence 
A. Rosenthal. June 19, 1993, Our Lady of the 
Lake Roman Catholic Church, Sparta. N.J. 
Michele is employed by Ernst & Young in 
Lyndhurst, N.J. Her husband is the manager 

A festive crowd at the home of Terry March '67 in Watermill, Long Island. 

of foreign rights at Harper Collins Publishers 
in New York. 

Lois Kanaskie '90 married Dr. Thomas J. 
Martin, June 20, 1992, Pine Street Lutheran 
Church, Danville, Pa. Lois earned a master of 
arts degree in music, Colgate Rochester 
Divinity School and Eastman School of 
Music. Her husband is chairman of the pedi- 
atric department, Geisinger Medical Center, 
Danville, Pa. 

Lauren K. Fatigati '90 married William B. 
Brown. July 17, 1993, Roman Catholic 
Church of the Guardian Angel, Allendale, 
N.J. Susquehannans in the wedding party 
were Melissa M. Challice '90, Karen L. 
Nelson '90, Alexandra Stobb Walser '90 
and Cheryl Corradino Solomon '90. Lauren 
is region savings trainer. World Savings and 
Loan Association, Waldwick, N.J. Her hus- 

Alumni Wedding Bells Allison Hirschman '90 and Mark Wetzel '90 may have cornered the 
market on Susquehanna alumni at their wedding on July 10. 1993 in North Wales. Pa. (The coup/e 
now reside at 84 Trafalgar Road. Doylestown, PA 18901.; 

Posing with the bride are. bottom row. Betsy Camarco '91, Julia Hollander Marrone '92 and Shannon 
O'Brien '90. middle row: Helen Costalas Dwyer '90. Kim Kress '90. Allison Hirschman Wetzel '90, 
Christine Fitzgerald Dencker '90. Michele Hohne Rosenthal '90, and Kinten Monier '90. top row: Jodi 
Sheese Murray '68, Heather McCormick '90. Jill Sameth '92. Carolyn Harrison '90. Nancy Truran 
Mangold '90, Melissa Herbster '91 and Kim Evans '91. 

On the groom's side are: bottom row: Kelly Dencker '90, P.]. lucivero '90; John Bunting '90: Matt 
Petchel '90; Ken Heflner '92. and Mark Wetzel '92; and top row: Mike Fusco '90. Fran Marrone '90, 
Alex Nash '68, Ted Doman '90. Andy Babcock '91. Scott Mangold '90. Doug Jones '89 and Hugo 
Warns '90. 

band is manager of family-owned business, 
Waldwick Pharmacy. 

Janice M. Gessner '90 married Scott W. 
Pence, August 28, 1993, First United 
Methodist Church, Hershey, Pa. Janice teach- 
es math in eighth grade, Lower Dauphin 
Junior High School, Hummelstown, Pa. Her 
husband is a bricklayer. 

Leta Blatt '90 married John P. Tourville 
'89 (see 1989) 

Megan Brown '90 married Kenneth M. 
Layng'89(see 1989) 

Michelle D'Alessandro '90 married Peter 
M. Steinmetz '89 (see 1989) 

Joseph Lawrence *90 married Colleen M. 
Kosa'88(see 1988) 

Margaret A. Harvey '90 married William 
C. Mueller '88 (see 1988) 


Kathryn L. George '91 teaches fifth grade 
at Glenwood School, Millbum, N.J. 

William E. Allan '91 has joined the 
Behavioral Science Unit at St. Joseph's 
Hospital as a behavioral specialist, Elmira, 

Laura L. Tidemann '91 is music teacher. 
Tabernacle School District, Tabernacle, N.J. 

Lynda A. Sloane '91. student at Valparaiso 
University School of Law, was the recipient 
of the Indiana Bar Foundation Scholarship for 

Mary Scicchitano '91, teaches kinder- 
garten at Mount Carmel Elementary School, 
Mount Carmel, Pa. 

Carolyn L. Fuss *91 was a presenter at the 
North American Benthological Society meet- 
ing held in Calgary, Canada. Her subject was 
"Spatial and Temporal Differences in 
Microbial Respiration Rates in a First Order 
Blackwater Stream." She earned a master's 
degree in aquatic ecology, Virginia 
Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va. 
She received the 1993 Phi Sigma Outstanding 
Graduate Student Award. 

Cynthia N. Hamme '91 has been promoted 
to mortgage loan originator. New England 
IBM Employees Federal Credit Union, 
Williston, Vt. 

Ray E. Swartz '91 is with CIC Financial 
Group Inc.. East Berlin, Pa. 

Kimberly A. Evans '91, singer and actor in 
New York City, recently finished an extra 
part in Spike Lee's new movie "Crooklyn," 
as well as the new musical showcase of 
"Starting Over" at BMI Studios. 

Joseph T. Carei '91 is owner of Caileigh's 
Restaurant in Brownsville, Pa. The restaurant 
is in a restored tum-of-the-century mansion 
and has been featured in The Pittsburgh Post 
Gazelle, WTAE news, and in The 
Washington Observer. It is named after his 
daughter, Caileigh Elizabeth, bom November 
14, 1992. Carei is also cross country coach at 
Brownsville High School. 

Lori A. Yoder '91 married J. Sean Heaton. 
October 17, 1992, The Stone Church of the 
Brethren. Huntingdon. Pa. Susquehannan 

cont. on p. 16 

Jodi D. Henry '91 was the maid of honor. 
Lori is caremaster for Ihe Huntingdon- 
Bedford-Fulton Area Agency on Aging, 
Huntingdon, Pa. 

Beth E. Campbell married George C. 
Schaffner '91, September 4, 1993. 
Cazenovia Village Baptist Church, 
Cazenovia, N.Y. George is a certified public 
accountant, Kiniry & Misner, CPA, P.C., 
Syracuse, N.Y. His wife is a certified public 
accountant, Oneida Ltd., Oneida, N.Y. 

Tammy L. Frailey '92 married Geoffrey 
A. Shearer '91. April 3, 1993, Historic Peace 
Church, Harrisburg, Pa. In the wedding party 
from Susquehanna were Mark E. Schmidt 
'91, Kimberly A. Hoover '94, Stacy 
Koppenhaver '92, Heather Maher '92, 

Homecoming '93 

Tammy Frailey 92 and Geoffrey Shearer '91 

Douglas A. Boedekcr '92 and Jeffrey D. 
Hoffman '91. Tammy is a manager with 
Point Processing, Harrisburg, Pa. Geoff is a 
professional photographer with the Camera 
Box, Camp Hill, Pa. 

Lauren J. Schumacher '91 married Sean 
M. Will, June 26, 1993, First Presbyterian 
Church, Allentown, Pa. Susquehannans in the 
wedding party were Cheryl Edwards Gobin 
'91, Susan E. Holmes '91 and Kelly L. 
Shaw '91. Parents of the bride are Barbara 
Claffee Schumacher '63 and David J. 
Schumacher '64. Lauren is a financial ser- 
vice representative. First Fidelty Bank, NA, 
Schnecksville, Pa. Her husband is a guidance 
counselor in the Palmerton Area School 

Laurie B. Pankuck '91 married 
Christopher J. Weyrauch '91, July 24, 
1993, Berkeley Heights, N.J. In the wedding 
party from Susquehanna were Laura A. 
Murdoch '91, Beth M. Gahran '91, Deron 
P. Correll '91, Gary J. Stockman '91, 
Kimberly B. Edlund '91 and Kimberly A. 
Evans '91. 

Ann M. Rupprecht '91 married David L. 
Raybocn, July 3 1 , 1 993, Bel Air United 
Methodist Church, Bel Air. Md. Father of the 
bride is Michael E. Rupprecht '64. 

Cindy K. Falck '91 married Brandon K. 
Klus. September 25, 1993, St. John Lutheran 
Church. Montgomery, Pa. Susquehannans in 
the wedding party were Elaine K. Ullrich 
'90 and Karol R. Weigand '90. Parents of 
the groom are Gwenllian Park Klus '60 and 
John R. Klus '60. The Rev. Dale F. 
Biesecker '72 performed the ceremony. 
Cindy and her husband are both electrical 
engineers, Martin Marietta Astro Space, 
Princeton, N.J. 

Deborah A. Tachovsky '91 married Scott 
D. Grant '91, October 9, 1993, Assumption 
of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 
Colesville, Pa. Deborah is a contract special- 
ist with the Department of the Navy. Scott is 
an account executive with Mobilcom. 

Shani L. Williams '91 married Scott 
Schalles, August 28, 1993. Susquehannans in 
the wedding party were Jennifer A. Miller 
'91, Kimberlee Halpin Frederick '91, June 
Beadencup McCormick '91 and Susan L. 

Homecoming Queen 
Kerri Spun '94 and 
King Peter ./ones '94. 

David A. SM/enberger 37, Alma Myers Saetre '35, James A. 
Grossman '36 and James F. Higgins '38. 

Robert L Hackenburg '56 and nephew Erick D. 
Hackenburg '95. 

Scenes from Parents ' Day 

16 Susquehanna Today 

Brandt '90. 

Lori Parker '91 married Dennis S. 
McManus '90 (see 1990) 

Born to David G. '91 and Liesl Roehrer 
MacGregor '91. a daughter. Caitlyn 
Frcderica. February 9. 1993. 


Kristen Evans '92 is a systems administra- 
tor, Kodak Imaging Services Inc., 
Mechanicsburg, Pa. 

Tara L. Encarnacion '92, is in the mas- 
ter's degree program in sports management 
and is assistant Softball coach at East 
Stroudsburg University, Pa. 

Ted Bongiovanni '92. staff assistant to 
Arizona Congressman Sam Coppersmith, has 
been promoted to legislative assistant/systems 

Cynthia R. Connell '92 is assistant to the 
vice president of marketing and sales. Contra 
Vision North America, Atlanta, Ga. 

Glenn A. Gardiner '92 and Stanley E. 
Romanoski '92 are owners of "The Style 
Zone." a women's discount clothing store in 
Rehoboth Beach, Del. 

Bart P. Ecker '92 is an account representa- 
tive, The Bonner Group, Political Fundraising 
Consultants, Springfield, Va. 

Michele A. Kleinchester '92 is a project 
estimator at the advertising agency of 
Integrated Communications Corp. in 
Parsippany, N.J. 

Mary E. Mournighan '92 is in the wildlife 
and toxicology program at World Wildlife 
Fund, Washington, D.C. 

Jeffrey A. Rainess '92 is player-coach and 
defensive coordinator for the Stuttgart 
Scorpions, a football team in southern 

Joseph W. Stroup '92 is a sixth-grade sub- 
stitute teacher for one year at Greenwood 
School, Mifflintown, Pa. 

Michael Bredehoeft '92 earned M.B.A., 
Clarkson University. He is a financial infor- 
mation systems support analyst, Duty Free 
International, Glen Burnie, Md. 

Angela L. Shumate '92 married John D. 
Van Eck '92, November 7, 1992, Bishop 
Janes United Methodist Church, Basking 
Ridge, N.J. Susquehannans in the wedding 
party were Christopher N. Cox '92 and 
Matthew G. Hall '92. John is employed at 
Up and Running, a computer store in 
Tallahassee, Fla. 

Lori A. Goodwin '92 married Mark E. 
Hartman, April 24, I993, Samuel's United 
Church of Christ, McClure, Pa. Lori is 
employed by Magic Years, Lewistown, Pa. 
Her husband is employed by Echo 
Ultrasound, Milroy, Pa. 

Carol J. Bradford '92 married Robert G. 
Bending, May 15, 1993, St. Luke Lutheran 
Church, Devon, Pa. Susquehannans in the 
wedding party were Julie Bradford Brand 
'87, Elaine K. Ulrich '90 and Paul J. Sidoti 
'95. Carol is with SmithKline Beecham. Her 
husband is an engineer with Johnson Matthey 
in their catalytic systems division. 

Keri-Ann O'Connor '92 married James 
Byrne, July 4, 1 993, St. Denis Church. 
Hopewell Junction. N.Y. Susquehannans in 
the wedding party were Christine M. 

com. on p. 18 

Alumni gathered in Gettysburg. Pa., for a spec/a/ personalized tour of the historic CM War battlefield. 

Young Alums attended special events for post 1 982 graduates in Morristown, N.J., below, and 
Harrisburg, Pa., above. 

Admissions hotline 

Do you have a son or daughter who is a high school senior? The Susquehanna University 
Offices of Admissions and Financial Aid take special pleasure in assisting Susquehanna alumni 
and their children. 
A new feature in Susquehanna Today will locus on admission and financial aid topics. In this 
issue, we'll answer a few commonly asked questions about applying to college. 

Q: My child, a high school senior, is interested in Susquehanna. Is there still time to 

A: Yes. While the best time to apply to most selective colleges is in the fall of the senior year, 
Susquehanna's application deadline for regular admission is not until March 1 5. The Early 
Decision deadline for applicants who made Susquehanna their first choice was December 15. 

Q: What is required for an application to be considered? 

A: While colleges have their own admissions policies, most, like Susquehanna, require candi- 
dates to submit: 

• an application for admission (Susquehanna participates in the Common Application 
Program and welcomes copies of this form), 

• a processing fee, usually $25 or $35 (Students who bring a completed application to 
Susquehanna when they interview or attend a special event will have processing fees 

• a secondary school transcript listing courses in grades nine through 12, 

• senior grades when available, 

• a guidance counselor evaluation, 

• a teacher evaluation from a junior- or senior-level course, and 

• standardized test scores or an appropriate alternative. 

Q: Do all colleges require SAT or ACT test scores? 

A: Most selective colleges do. A few, though, offer an alternative to standardized test scores. 
At Susquehanna, the new Write Option program allows some students to provide graded writ- 
ing samples instead. The option is open to students who have taken a strong academic pro- 
gram and have a cumulative class rank in the top 20 percent of their high school classes. (For 
more information on The Write Option, please turn to page 4-.) 

Q: Do I need to have an interview at the colleges where I apply? 

A: Probably not, although colleges have different policies. Some schools require interviews, 
others don't offer them at all. At Susquehanna (and other smaller, selective schools) an inter- 
view is strongly recommended but not required. An interview gives the student and the admis- 
sions staff a chance to get to know each other better. It's also a chance to show your interest in 
the school and find out if the college has what you are seeking. 

Q: What part of my application will colleges pay the most attention to in admitting me? 

A: Admissions committees consider many factors, including extracurricular experience and 
part-time jobs. Selective colleges will pay most attention to your high school record. Have you 
done well academically in high school? Have you taken a challenging college prep program? 
Remember that at schools like Susquehanna you are competing for admission with other 
strong candidates. A fourth year of math or science will be more impressive on your transcript 
than less challenging electives. 

Q: When will I hear? 

A: Susquehanna's admissions staff starts reading applications in early January; some appli- 
cants will hear as early as January 1 5. Most decisions are made by the end of March and by 
mid-April at the latest. At other selective schools, you may not hear until April 15 although most 
notify students during the early spring. 

Good luck as you and your children start the adventure of college. We'd love to hear from you! 

The Offices of Admissions and Financial Aid will answer your questions about the college 
admission process. Call them toll-free at 1-800-326-9672. 

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Bukowski '92 and Laura Viozzi '92. Keri- 

Ann is in the investmenls and funds manage- 
ment department, OnBank. Her husband is a 
development engineer. Carrier Corporation. 

Jane K. Petersen '92 married Matthew E. 
Curran '92. August 7, 1993. The Old Round 
Church, Richmond, Vt. Jane is employed by 
Pace School. Matthew is employed by 
Continental Guaranty and Credit Co. 

Christine M. Bukowski '92 married 
Edward P. Johnson, October 23, 1993, 
Annunciation B.V.M. Church, Frackville, Pa. 
Susquehannans in the wedding party were 
Keri-Ann O'Connor Byrne '92, Laura J. 
Viozzi '92 and John Bukowski '94. 
Christine is a credit administrator. Cressona 
Aluminum Company, Cressona, Pa. Her hus- 
band is an engineer with Pennsylvania Power 
and Light Company in Allentown, Pa. 

Karen L. Warner '93 married 
Christopher E. Higgins '92. September 18, 
1993, Wesley United Methodist Church, 
Vienna, Va. In the wedding party from 
Susquehanna were Kristie C. Maravalli '93, 
Wendy L. Hayes '93, Paul W. McManus 
'92, Tom L. Isenberg '92 and Robert K. 
Rohrbach '92. Karen is a public relations 
staff assistant. Stackig. Sanderson & White, 
McLean, Va. Chris is an accountant for RCI 
Corporation, Vienna, Va. 

Tammy Frailey '92 married Geoffrey A. 
Shearer '91 (see 1991) 


Michelle L. Kreger '93 married Kevin G. 
Cavanaugh. June I2. 1 993, Trinity Lutheran 
Church, Wellsboro, Pa. In the wedding party 
from Susquehanna were Jennifer A. 
McNamara '93 and Amy L. Skinner '93. 
Michelle is attending medical school at Penn 
State University's Milton S. Hershey Medical 
Center. Her husband is employed by Rite-Aid 
Corporation in Camp Hill, Pa. 

Christy A. Donkochik "93 married Todd 
E. Snyder *93, June 19, 1993, Christ United 
Methodist Church, Northumberland, Pa. 
Susquehannans in the wedding party were 
Randy W. Donkochik '88, Shari L. Zeger 
'93 and Christa L. Gimbi *95. Christy is an 
accountant for AMP Inc., Harrisburg, Pa. 
Todd is in the communications, marketing 
and advertising department of Presbyterian 
Home, Camp Hill, Pa. He is also a freelance 

Lisa A. Moody '93 married Thomas 
Litwin, June 26, 1993, Clark's Grove United 
Methodist Church, Paxinos. Pa. 
Susquehannans in the wedding party were 
Lori-Ann Martino '93 and Ellen M. 
Gallagher '93. Lisa's husband is with the 
U.S. Navy and stationed in San Diego, Calif. 

Lisa M. Bobb '93 married David W. 
MacDougall, September 11, 1993, St. John's 
Lutheran Church, Dillsburg, Pa. 
Susquehannans in the wedding party were 
Victoria C. Martz '93 and Audrey A. 
Bowman '93. The photographers were Geoff 
A. '91 and Tammy Frailey Shearer '92 of 
The Camera Box. Lisa is a marketing assis- 
tant. Journal Publications Inc., Harrisburg, 
Pa. Her husband is in sales at Bellos 
Artcarved Diamond Center, Colonial Park, 

Georgia Doherty '93 married Craig Sipes, 
August 14, 1993, Zion Lutheran Church, 
Sunbury, Pa. Georgia is an executive director 
of resources at Volunteer Management 
Services Inc. Her husband is technical man- 
ager at Susquehanna University. 

Karen Warner '93 married Christopher 
E. Higgins '92 (see 1992) 

In Memory 

Farewell to Idella Kretchman '11 

Susquehanna's oldest known living grad- 
uate, Idella Kretchman '11, passed away 
on December 7, 1993. She had been a resi- 
dent of Goodwill Mennonite Home in 
Grantville, Maryland. 

Alumni Director Sam Kuba '75 visited 
Miss Kretchman in September 1993, a few 
weeks after her 1 05th birthday. Looking at 
a recent campus photograph, she was able 
to identify her old room in Seibert Hall. 

A music major at Susquehanna, she 
taught piano for 56 years and was a charter 
member of the Pittsburgh Piano Teachers 
Association. She was proud that she never 
missed a lesson except in 1918 when she 
became very ill with the flu. In fact, she 
credited her longevity to the many miles 
she walked each day to teach her students 
in their homes. In the early days, each les- 
son cost 25 cents per hour. At the time, 
streetcar tokens cost three for 25 cents- a 
strong incentive to walk! 

Until the time of her death, Miss 
Kretchman played the piano regularly. 
Often her friends would sing along with 
their favorite songs. 

Edwin L. Fisher '26, Milford, Del., June 
27, 1993. He was a prominent Milford busi- 
nessman and civic leader. He moved to 
Milford in 1933 and was founder and presi- 
dent of Fisher Appliance and Furniture Inc. 
He joined Rotary International in 1935 and 
was past president as well as a Paul Harris 
Fellow. He was a member of Milford 
Memorial Hospital's board for many years, 
Wilmington Trust Company's advisory board 
and the board of trustees of Avenue United 
Methodist Church. He was active in the 
United Way and Milford Chamber of 

Hazel Mabus Frye *26, Bloomsburg, Pa., 
July 8, 1993. She was a secretary in the 
English Department at Bloomsburg 
University until her retirement in 1975. She 
was a member of the First Presbyterian 
Church, Bloomsburg, where she served as an 
ordained deacon and was the first church and 
financial secretary. She was a member of 
Women's Civic Club, Bloomsburg Hospital 
Auxiliary, American Legion and the Retired ■ 
Secretaries Association of Bloomsburg 

Ethel V. Taylor *26, of Duncannon, Pa., 
November 15, 1993. She taught at 
Duncannon High School from 1926 to 1952 
and at Susquenita High School from 1953 to 
1962. She had the longest membership at 
Christ Lutheran Church, Duncannon, and she 
was a former council member and Sunday 
school teacher. She was a member of the 
Duncannon High School Alumni Association, 
Perry County Retired Public School 
Employees, Pennsylvania Association of 
School Retirees, National Retired Teachers 
Association and Duncannon Golden Age 

Marie Gabel Reitmann '27, Ephrata, Pa., 

An SU "Family" Reunion Many alumni get together with former classmates. Here's an SU 
group that makes a point of including parents as well. The six met in Minidorm in 1977. Their parents 
got acquainted over the next four years during Parents' Weekends and other visits. Today the group 
meets reqularly twice a year -- - for Christmas and a summer picnic. Over the years they've celebrated 
five marriages and four births. They also mourned together when Linda's father died in 1988. 
Pictured are: front row: Beth Schlegel '8 1 , David Peter Stoversch/egel, Bill Schlegal, Dave Boor '83, 
and Alison Berger Boor '81; middle row, Bernice Post, Betty Schlegel, Doris Cherrington, Betty Berger; 
back row. Linda Post Bushkofsky '81, Dennis Bushkofsky, Jim Cherrington, Mike Beggs. Sally 
Cherrington Beggs '8 1 , Dorsen Berger, Kathryn Berger. Missing from photo: Beverly Martin Baker '8 1 
and her family and Rhonda Lynn Bowen'81 who lives in Germany but did make it to the Christmas 
1992 reunion. 

May 31, 1993. She was a school teacher in 
Cochranville School District, teaching 
English and Latin from 1927 to 1941. She 
had lived in Ephrata since 1965. She was a 
member of Bible Fellowship Church in 

Delsey Morris Gross *27, Doylestown, Pa., 
September 20, 1993. She taught at 
Doylestown High School from 1928 to 1938. 
She and her husband founded Theodore L. 
Gross Inc. and Gross' Gourmet Foods of 
Doylestown. She served as Doylestown 
Township auditor for 12 years. She was a 
member of Doylestown Presbyterian Church, 
where she served as a trustee. She served on 
the boards of the Bucks County Girl Scouts, 
Welcome House Thrift Shop, Village 
Improvement Association, Hospital Central 
Services Inc. and Doylestown Hospital. 

Carl G. Smith '28. Randolph. Vt., October 
10, 1993. He was a social studies teacher in 
Bordentown. N.J. from 1928 to 1942. He 
served in the U.S. Army for two years. From 
1944 until his retirement in 1970 he taught 
social studies in Bergenfield, N.J. He also 
coached football and basketball. He earned 
his M.A. in 1949 from New York University. 

Lillian Fisher Long '28, Cornwell, Pa., 
July 10. 1993. She earned her master's degree 
in education in 1937 from Temple University. 
She taught from 1919 to 1934 in Mt. Carmel 
public schools and from 1934 to 1944 in 
Tredyffrin-Easttown schools. She was teacher 
and guidance counselor at the Radnor 
Township schools from 1944 until her retire- 
ment 1 96 1 . She was active in the Main Line 
Business and Professional Women's Club 
and Wayne United Methodist Church. 

Prudence Wilson Weaver '28, Kingsport, 
Tenn.. June 15, 1991. She was registrar of the 
out-patient department of the Germantown 
Hospital from 1929 to 1967. She was preced- 
ed in death by her husband Frank W. 
Weaver '29. 

Anna Mary Moyer Bohn '29, of 
Selinsgrove, Pa., November 27, 1993. She 
had taught school in Millheim for eight years. 
She was a member of St. Paul's United 
Church of Christ, Selinsgrove. 

Kathryn Morning Ziegler '30, Decrfield 
Beach, Fla., July 2, 1993. 

Isabella Horn Klick '34, Allentown, Pa., 
August 7, 1993. She was the wife of the late 
Rev. Dr. Richard Klick H '77. While in 
York, she served as conference president of 
the Women's Missionary Society of the 
United Lutheran Church of America and dis- 
trict president of the Lutheran Church 
Women of York. She taught in the York liter- 
acy program and was a past president of the 
Women's Symphony Board of York. At 
Luther Crest, she was president of the resi- 
dence association and chairwoman of the 
spiritual life committee. She was a member of 
Grace Lutheran Church, Allentown. 

Mary Eltringham Harter '35, 
Watsontown, Pa., September 28, 1993. She 
taught school in the Yardley, Milton and r 
Watsontown school districts. She was a mem- 
ber of the Watsontown United Methodist 
Church, the Watsontown Guild and Order of 
Eastern Star, and the Warrior Run Chapter of 
the Daughters of the American Revolution. 

Elva Winkelblech Jamison '35, of 
Mifflinburg, Pa., November 20, 1993. She 
taught music in a seven-school circuit in 
Spring Township, Centre County, for seven 
years until 1942. In 1957, she relumed to the 
education field, teaching special education in 
the Mifflinburg school system, and later in 
the New Berlin and Beavertown elementary 

IS SiKdiichnnna Toilav 

schools. She also taught special education at 
the Laurelton Center. Millmont, Pa. She was 
a member of First Evangelical Lutheran 
Church serving on the Altar Guild and in the 
choir. She was a member of A.A.R.P. 

Margaret White Lee '36, Philipsburg, Pa., 
July 14, 1993. She taught in the Philipsburg 
High School until 1941 when she resigned to 
raise her family. 

Mildren Pifer Snyder '38, Pasadena, 
Calif., March 4, 1993. She was preceded in 
death by her father, George B. Pifer '08. 
Among the survivors is her sister, Josephine 
Pifer Bleakley '34. 

Stephen W. Owen '39, Hermosa Beach, 
Calif., July 21, 1993. He had served in the 
U.S. Navy. He retired after teaching for 30 
years. He taught at the Los Angeles Unified 
School and was assistant professor at Los 
Angeles Community College District. He 
served as a trustee of Hermosa Beach School 

Grace Fries Walter '40, Johnstown, Pa., 
November 21. 1993. She taught at Claysburg 
High School from 1940 to 1942, at 
Hollidaysburg High School from 1942 to 
1943, at Greater Johnstown Junior High from 
1962 to 1969, and at Richland High School 
from 1 969 to 1 98 1 . She was a member of 
Moxham Church of the Brethren. She and her 
husband wintered in Pompano Beach, Fla. 

Jean Buflington Sunday '44, Millersburg. 
Pa., August 9, 1993. She was a registered 
nurse and retired president of the Millersburg 
Community Nurses Association. She estab- 
lished the child immunization clinic and coor- 
dinated Millersburg Meals-on-Wheels. She 
received the County United Way's 
"Outstanding Professional" award for 1990. 
She was past president and board member of 
the Upper Dauphin Human Services Center 
and a director of the Millersburg and Upper 
Paxton Township Historical Society and the 
Millersburg Civic Club. She was a past coun- 
cil president of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, a 
member of its Bell Choir and Bethel Sunday 
School and a member of the VFW Auxiliary. 

Jean Wentzel Crawford '48, Newtown, 
Pa., June 20, 1993. She was a graduate of the 
University of Pennsylvania nursing school. A 
registered nurse, she was also an accom- 
plished pianist and member of St. John's 
United Methodist Church, Ivyland. 

Donald R. Cosgrove '48, Huddleston, Va., 
September 5, 1993. He served in the U.S. 
Navy during World War II. Retired personnel 
manager of the Brunswick Corporation, he 
was co-owner of Eagles Roost Campground 
in Huddleston. He was a member of Royal 
Oak Presbyterian Church, Marion, Va. 

Albert P. Molinaro '50, Tewksbury, N.J., 
October 4. 1993. He was president and chief 
executive officer of Klemtner Advertising 
Inc. in New York for 20 years. Klemtner is a 
subsidiary of Saatchi & Saatchi North 
America. He began his healthcare career with 
Charles Pfizer, Inc. He then held senior man- 
agement positions at Onho Pharmaceuticals 

and Mead Johnson and Company. Before 
moving to Klemtner, he held senior positions 
at several healthcare advertising agencies 
including Sudler & Hennessey Inc. He served 
on the Susquehanna University board of 
directors from 1983 to 1991. He was presi- 
dent of the Alumni Association in 1966 and 
received the Alumni Association 
Achievement Award in 1988. Among the sur- 
vivors is his wife, Louise Siemers Molinaro 

Melvin D. Dunn '51. Munster, Ind., August 
20, 1993. He was a retired employee of 
Heckett Engineering, a division of Harsco. 
He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, 
member of the Freemasons, and served on the 
advisory board of the Salvation Army. 

Thomas R. Fitzpatrick '52, Newport, Pa., 
August 16, 1993. He was a Navy veteran who 
served in World War II. He was a retired 
teacher with 33 years of service in the 
Newport School district. He was a member 
and former elder of Highland Presbyterian 
Church. He also belonged to the Freemasons. 
Retired Teachers' Association, and various 
civic organizations. 

George H. Pospisil '57, Boylston, Mass., 
July 8, 1993. He served in the Coast Guard 
during the Korean War. He was employed as 
a pension administrator for seven years for 
the Allmerica Insurance Company, formerly 
State Mutual of America. He previously 
worked as a pension administrator for the 
Prudential Life Insurance Company for 27 

Frank L. Romano '57, Sanibel Island, Fla., 
August 10, 1993. At Weatherly (Pa.) High 
School he was the all-time leading scorer in 
basketball and an All-State performer. At 
Susquehanna he became an Ail-American 
basketball player and later was inducted into 
the University's sports hall of fame. He was a 
mathematics teacher and also a headmaster 
for 36 years. He began his career at the 
Pingry School, Martinsville, N.J., from 1959 
to 1985. He was head of the mathematics 
department at the Berkeley Preparatory 
School, Tampa, Fla., from 1985 to 1987, and 
was headmaster of the Canterbury School of 
Fort Myers, Fla., from 1987 until his death. 

George A. Boyer '61, State College, Pa., 
September 18, 1993. He worked for 
Ordnance Research Laboratory, now known 
as Applied Research Laboratory, from 1965 
to 1974. From 1974 until his retirement in 
1989, he was a theater system engineer at the 
Center for the Performing Arts, Penn State 
University. He had served with the Army 
Reserves in the Pennsylvania National Guard 
from 1960 to 1966. He enjoyed fishing, hunt- 
ing, woodworking, and was an avid collector 
of American Indian artifacts. Among the sur- 
vivors is his wife, Barbara Adams Boyer 

Robert Cressman '64, Miami, Fla.. April 
29, 1992. 

The campus is "beautiful and 
beautifully maintained. It is a 

Marilyn Siadtlander Auman '53 

"You think that you've changed 
. . .wait 'til you see Seibert, 
Hassinger, the new, new science 
building, the new theater and 
gallery and much more 



Rich Spoils '68 


"Arrangements were 'front 
cabin' all the way' 

Fred Auman '50 



JUNE 3*4*5 

usquehanna Yesterday 



A Reminiscence by Rudy Gelnett '37 

Many Susquehanna graduates and 
friends returning for our annual alumni 
weekend celebration recognize the famil- 
iar face at the piano. Rudy Gelnett '37 
has been entertaining Susquehanna 
audiences for sixty years. He stopped by 
the Office of Alumni Relations in 
Selinsgrove Hall recently to share these 

Sixty years ago, in September of 1933, 
I arrived on the SU campus as a new 
freshman, so green that I wasn't exactly 
sure that I could spell "Susquehanna." 

I had my own orchestra back in high 
school and I immediately organized a 
trio of alto sax, drums and piano. We 
called ourselves The Woodman Spare 
That Trio. I must admit we were not the 
greatest -- campus comedians accused us 
of accepting checks from Irving Berlin 
NOT to play his music. But we also had 
a distinct advantage — we were cheap. 
We played many parties in the old gym 
before it was destroyed by fire in 1935. 1 
also played with an 1 1 -piece band led by 

Ted Hutchinson '34 on campus until it 
disbanded in the spring of 1934. 

In the fall of 1934, 1 added two trum- 
pets and two saxes to the Woodman 
Spare That Trio. We maintained this 
quite popular band until graduation in 
1937. We did quite well on the high 
school circuit where the girls showed 

Europe-bound musicians Pete Poyck 37, Frank 
Sennardi '35 Jake NewDeld '35. Rudy Ge/nert 
'37 and AlEyer '36. 

more than average interest in seven 
young, swinging "college men." 

Our music even took us to Europe dur- 
ing the summers of 1935 and 1936 - a 
real treat in the decade known as 

We got there by answering a letter from 
Cunard White Star Lines posted on the 
"cacophonous" Conservatory's bulletin 
board. They were looking for five-piece 
college bands to play on ships between 
New York and England. 

So, the five semi-serious young men 
you see in the picture auditioned, passed 
and sailed for Liverpool. We spent a 22- 
day layover in England and on the conti- 
nent, all speaking the shakiest French 
known to man. 

Things were not as smooth on the 1936 
sailing. Two of our members had to can- 
cel at the last minute. Trumpeter Glenn 
Hauff '39 arranged for two replacements 
from his home town. Though we hadn't 
played together before, we did well 
enough to survive another audition. That 
year we were ashore for 27 days and 

Rudy Ge/nert '37 at the piano on Alumni 

covered Holland, Belgium, and Germany 
as well as England and France. 

Music has been a part of my life all 
these years. After World War II, I orga- 
nized a band which continued for over 
30 years. And here I am, sixty years 
later, full circle from where 1 started. I'm 
back to a trio again: the piano, the 
stool... and ME! 

The Susquehanna 
Children's Center 

com. from p. I 

nity. Susquehanna contributed the building site. A tri- 
county agency, Snyder, Union, Mifflin Child 
Development, Inc. (SUMCD), built and operates the facili- 
ty. The federally-funded Head Start program and the 
Union/Snyder Association for Retarded Citizens both 
sponsor programs at the site. 

The result is "a wonderful demonstration of what a com- 
munity can achieve through the coordination of efforts and 
resources," says Sharon Koppel, executive director of 

"It's the public/private partnership that's really exciting," 
adds Tom Martin, assistant professor of psychology and 
vice chair of SUMCD's board. 

The center also provides an important new learning 
resource for Susquehanna. Students in education and relat- 
ed programs can now find real-world experience as close 
as a walk across campus. 

And thanks to the special nature of the center, they will 
have access to three different progams all under one roof: 

- a pre-school and after-school day care site for children 
of working parents, including University faculty and 

- a Head Start program for children of low-income fam- 
ilies, and, 

- an early intervention program for children with 
developmental and physical disabilities. 

The new 7.000 square-foot facility includes four class- 
rooms. It also has a multi-purpose room, an observation 
room, kitchen and offices. A 6,000 square-foot playground 

The Susquehanna Children's Center opened late last year. 

behind the building is already a popular spot. 

A centrally-located conference room features one-way 
mirrored glass windows. The room is ideal for observation, 
explains Koppel. "You can see into every classroom with- 
out actually going in and being disruptive." 

The center is providing a field training site for 
Susquehanna students planning careers in education. Those 
in programs such as psychology and sociology will also 
benefit, says Martin. Students will be able to volunteer, 
student teach or participate in practica within the class- 
rooms as well as observe. 

The University added an early childhood education pro- 
gram in the fall of 1993. The option allows students to earn 
dual certification in elementary and early childhood educa- 

The building is designed to support an educational model 
known as total inclusion. This allows children with disabil- 
ities to participate fully in all aspects of the program. 
"There's no point in bringing them all together in one 
building if they're going to be separated by walls," 

explains Martin. 

Children have access to a variety of work areas or "learn- 
ing environments," says Koppel. "The goal is to give each 
child opportunities to grow to his or her greatest potential." 

The blending of children enrolled in the different pro- 
grams will allow them to learn from one another, points 
out Martin. A bonus of the approach is that children 
exposed to such diversity are less likely to develop preju- 
dices later in life. 

The model also stresses early action to help children with 
disabilities. "If you intervene early enough you can vastly 
increase the likelihood they will perform at their greatest 
potential," says Martin. "For many of these kids, if you 
wait until they start public school to address problems, 
they probably will never catch up." 

Center staff members also work very closely with par- 
ents. "Parents are a child's first teachers," stresses Koppel. 
"They need to be able to be the best they can with their 
kids. We try to look at each family individually and help 
bring community resources into that family's life." 

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SPRING 1994 


A quarterly publication of 
Susquehanna University 

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A California 

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A conversation with four alumni. 

Few pieces of legislation are as likely to affect all SU 
alums and their families as health care reform. Amid the 
debate on issues of access and cost also come questions on 
accountability and personal responsibility. Four 
Susquehanna graduates recently agreed to share their 
insights on the current system and challenges ahead. All 
have careers in medicine and related fields. Physician 
Dawn Mueller '68 is joined by insurance executive Sam 
Ross Jr. '54, health care administrator Frank Trembulak 
'70 and Richard Caruso '65, founder of a new health care 
technologies company. Following are excerpts from their 
conversations with Susquehanna Today. 

From your perspective, do we indeed have a health 
care crisis in this country? 

Ross: The word crisis implies a desperate situation that 
must be remedied immediately. In that sense we don't face 
a crisis. However, there are serious weaknesses that 
Americans need to correct. 

A Washington Post editorial summarized our current 
predicament: "Paradoxes abound in the polls. People want 
to dismantle a system that serves them well. They want the 
country to spend more on health care, but say it is already 
too expensive. They blame everyone in the system - but 
themselves. They want a revolution in health care, but they 
don't want to pay much for it." 

We need to confront and resolve these paradoxes before 
we can confidently expect to make major improvements in 
the system. 

Trembulak: Depending on the locality and the situa- 
tions, yes there can be a crisis. There are numerous prob- 
lems and issues relating to the access to care and the cost 
of care. Adding to the problems are abuses from all the 
participants in the system, including patients, payers, 
providers and physicians. 

Mueller: I wouldn't describe it as a crisis. But there are 
certainly major issues that need to be addressed. Access to 

care is not available to a significant part of the population. 
As a neonatologist, I discharge premature infants after a 
three or four month hospitalization only to be unable to 
find a pediatrician to care for the child because low reim- 
bursements prevent him from accepting additional 
Medicaid patients. In rural America, access to prenatal care 
can also be a challenge; sometimes for an issue as simple 
as transportation to the doctor. 

Caruso: The crisis is not in the delivery of care itself. 
The crisis is in the legal system that in a defacto way moni- 
tors the delivery of care, the bureaucracy that structures 
and governs the delivery of care and the regulatory pro- 
cesses that approve and regulate the delivery of care. 


What would you identify as the biggest strengths 
and weaknesses of the current U.S. health care sys- 

Trembulak: The overall quality of our delivery system 
far exceeds that of almost any other country. At the same 
time, we have developed an expectation in this country that 
health care is a right and that there is an equality of service 
to that right. Realistically, that is not affordable and not 
practical because of the issues of geography and location 
of resources. 

Ross: [We have] more Nobel Prizes for Medicine than all 
other nations combined. Two-thirds of all new prescription 
drugs are developed by U.S. pharmaceutical companies. 
The latest technology and newest medical procedures - 
such as MRIs, organ transplants and laser surgery - are 
available to a broad spectrum of people in the U.S. long 
before they're available in most other countries. 

The principle economic weakness is that the nation's 
health care system carries the economic burden of soci- 

cont. on p. 3 




To the Editor: 

Many thanks to Cathleen Mackey '65, 
John Coviello '92, Anne Heisey '95, 

SU's NOW Chapter, and the Multicul- 
tural Affairs Advisory Board for 
responding to Mr. Hartman's letter. 
Diversity, including multicultural issues, 
is a difficult concept for some to accept, 
especially those who consider these 
minority issues. Are not white middle 
class men a minority? 

I wonder if Mr. Hartman is concerned 
because since the Anita Hill incident 
women have gained considerable power. 
Does he realize: 

- There are seven million more women 
voters than men in the U.S. 

- There are more women in Congress 
than ever before and that number is 
expected to increase. 

- 37% of our President's Administra- 
tion is female including the attorney gen- 


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eral, chair of the Council of Economic 
Advisors, and head of the Health and 
Human Services Department 

- The Family Leave Act was voted into 

- Budgets for research on women's 
health issues have doubled. 

- Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed 
Supreme Court Justice. 

- The Senate Judiciary Committee 
unanimously approved the Violence 
Against Women Act which further sup- 
ports women who have been abused. 

- At the UN Conference on Human 
Rights there was special focus on the 
"Equal Status and Human Rights of 

I wonder if Mr. Hartman knows that 
many who support diversity define it as 
equal opportunity for people despite their 
gender, race, political or other views. We 
do not support quota-filling for under- 
qualified people. We do support creating 
as level a playing field as possible for 
qualified people. Embracing diversity 
allows "minorities" to empower each 
other so we can fairly compete in our 

If Mr. Hartman would like further 
proof that these issues indicate a sea 
change, a turning point in American poli- 
tics and economics, I suggest he read 
Naomi Wolf's Fire With Fire: The New 
Female Power and How It Will Change 
the 21st Century. If nothing else he may 
enjoy reading a well-documented oppos- 
ing view which may be supported by 
many women he knows including some 
in his medical practice. 

Thank you again to the five who wrote 
letters. If 1 can ever support you, as you 
supported me in writing those letters, I 
would be happy to do so and hope you 
will contact me. Thank you also to Joel 
Cunningham and the leaders at SU who 
wholeheartedly support diversity and 
multicultural approaches. You are well 
preparing SU students for entrance in the 
global marketplace. 

Mary Coughlin '82 

Dear President Cunningham: 

I have found the past two issues of 
Susquehanna Today very interesting, as 
they included numerous responses to a 
letter from Paul V. Hartman. To date, 
none in support of Dr. Hartman have 
been published. I hope that you and 
Today's editor had planned on giving 
equal time and space to those who agree 
with some of his comments. As a result 
of Dr. Hartman's letter and your 
response, I too have decided to withhold 
future contributions (and corporate 
matching gifts) to S.U. 

I am very concerned that Susquehanna 
University has moved so far left of its 
religious roots - founded by the church, 
wasn't it? To encourage and financially 
support activities which are 1 80 degrees 
from Biblical teaching (I Cor. 6:9) - 

what would the founding fathers say? As 
a Christian I am compelled to love those 
who willingly choose to walk the homo- 
sexual path (as Christ would love them), 
but we're only kidding ourselves to think 
this "alternate lifestyle" is okay or even 

It is discouraging to read that many 
esteemed universities are tossing aside 
Christian values, which are the founda- 
tion for this nation, in order to "respond 
to the needs of traditionally oppressed 
and underrepresented students." 
Apparently Susquehanna's board of 
directors (or whomever wants to take 
credit) has decided that there is more 
value in teaching our country's future 
leaders how to appreciate a sinful 
lifestyle rather than see it for what it is. 
"Politically correct" has taken the upper- 
hand to morally correct. 

I pray. President Cunningham, that our 
Lord will open your eyes to the truth 
(Gal. 5:19-24). Until then, my con- 
science will not permit future financial 
support of Susquehanna University. 

Catherine C. Thomas '79 


The Winter issue of Susquehanna 
Today brought five critiques of my letter 
to President Cunningham of May 27, 
1993 in which I expressed my great dis- 
pleasure that the school had elected, 
under his aegis, to rum Left with the tide 
of multiculturalism and diversity. And 
that brings me immediately to a new crit- 
icism; the long interval in the publishing 
of a quarterly means that almost a year 
will have elapsed between my criticism, 
the responses you published, and my let- 
ter now. Under such circumstances, my 
original letter should have been reprinted 
to give new readers some idea as to why 
five individuals or groups chose to take 
issue with it. Or you might have selected 
my response to Dr. Cunningham's 
response (June 25, 1993), which went 
unpublished. Was it unworthy? 

The thought occurs that few virtues 
remain untarnished in 1994. Society 

decays a bit more every day, but there is 
no dearth of apologists, and the nation is 
headed by a man totally devoid of char- 
acter whose administration is hounded 
by new scandal every week. But at 
Susquehanna, all is well; tolerance and 
open mindedness reign; students, staff, 
and faculty are recruited according to the 
"new guidelines." So sad, so terribly sad. 

Across the nation, in universities every- 
where, a whole new system of compulso- 
ry compassion has been introduced as 
Political Correctness. The five voices 
against me embraced a common theme: 
that I lacked such compassion, sensitivi- 
ty, tolerance, and open-mindedness. I am 
guilty as charged. 

Our country is wallowing in an intellec- 
tual dark age, in which not only must 
certain things Not be said, but other cer- 
tain things Must be said, though they be 
false. The news brings daily statements 
(to choose one example) that AIDS 
"does not discriminate," so condoms 
must be distributed to all. Sorry, it is the 
perfect example of a disease that Does 
discriminate, but the behavior that causes 
AIDS must not be identified, lest it 
reveal our"insensitivity." 

My original criticism of the course of 
events at Susquehanna cannot be 
answered by weak arguments such as the 
hope that lesbians and Marxists will one 
day be accorded their rightful place at 
the banquet of ideas. They and other 
miscellaneous deviants have already 
grabbed the chairs, turned them over, 
and spurned the meal in order to eat of 
the scraps. At Susquehanna and schools 
of larger repute, they now claim to speak 
for the academy. 

The academy acquiesces, its leaders 
cowardly, confused. The nation is visibly 
worse for it. 


Paul V. Hartman, MD Class of 1965 

Editor's Note: Dr. Hartman addressed 
his second letter directly to President 
Cunningham. It covered many of the 
same points as his original letter and the 
one printed above. 

com. on p. 16 

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com. from p. I 

ety's illnesses: random violence, teen pregnancies and 
suicides, rising rates of alcoholism and drug abuse, 
homelessness and AIDS. [We also have] an aging popu- 
lation which uses far more services than younger 

Mueller: We have the finest health care in the world 
from the standpoint of overall expertise of physicians 
and technology. Clearly we have the best education sys- 
tem. People come here from all over the world to be 
educated as doctors. But we also have expensive dupli- 
cation of service, often in the name of competition. In 
Richmond alone there are five neonatal intensive care 
units ... We don't need one on every comer. Another 
weakness is we don't pay enough attention to preventive 

Caruso: Our greatest strength is technology. The 
biggest weakness is the regulatory/legal/bureaucratic 
environment. This environment has caused delays in 
obtaining the necessary investment required to bring 
new technologies to market. Streamlining the approval 
and regulatory processes while keeping their integrity 
may be among the biggest challenges. 


What other challenges do we face as we move 
toward health care reform? 

Mueller: To the medical profession, it will be to pre- 

serve the quality of care despite cost-cutting. I can't 
emphasize that enough. Today we have managed care 
operations in Richmond that routinely send new moth- 
ers home with their babies within 24 hours of giving 
birth. Now there's talk about 1 2-hour discharges. That 
makes a lot of us very nervous. 

...The public needs to be aware as we start getting into 
issues of strict cost control that rationing starts to come 
into play. That's not something Americans are used to 
at all. If you have a hernia is it going to be taken care of 
today, next month or maybe not until next year? 

Trembulak: The bureaucracy that could potentially 
evolve might turn out to be more staggering than what 
we even have today, and also more costly. No one 
health reform package can be consistently applied to all 
areas of the country. It will be a major challenge to be 
able to come up with enough tailoring so that they actu- 
ally don't destroy elements of delivery, particularly in 
rural areas. 

Ross: It is impossible to bring about wholesale 
reforms - on one-seventh of the nation's economy - 
without causing major concerns. Lack of public under- 
standing and support for major reform proposals and 
inadequate financial resources are likely to severely 
limit Washington's plans for change. 

Public support for radical reform seems to be waning. 
A House Ways and Means Subcommittee poll, released 
in December, shows the general public favors scaling 
back reform plans rather than paying higher taxes. 

And Other Concerns 

What other steps should we be taking to improve 
access and cost-effectiveness in delivery of care? 
Are there any other important factors about health 
care debate for Susquehanna alumni to consider? 

Caruso: Preventive maintenance. I believe this is 
where we fall down in the entire health care system. 
What we're debating is treatment after the disease is 
discovered. It's sort of like your car what we're talking 
about is how to fix the burned-out engine when we 
should be talking about how to change the oil. We can- 
not think that we can live our lives however we want 
and then throw our individual health care burden onto 
the system. 

Mueller: Academic medicine fulfills a three-pronged 
mission of teaching, research and patient care. There's a 
question of whether we can continue to pursue these 
goals in the face of the changing health care environ- 
ment. It is very difficult for an academic medical center 
to compete head to head with a corporate hospital. 

...I also have a concern about how all this will affect 
the patient/physician relationship. In general I think 
physicians are a hard-working group of individuals. 
What is going to be the effect if they are going to 
become just dispensers of service rather than advocates 
for patients? 

com. on p. 4 

Richard Caruso '65 is the founder and 
chief executive officer of Integra 
LifeSciences Corporation, a Plainsboro, 
N.J., company in the relatively new but 
rapidly evolving field of regenerative 
medicine. The specialty uses natural 
biomaterials to encourage the body to 
replace its own damaged and diseased 
tissues and organs. 

Caruso holds a B.S. in accounting, an 
M.S. from Bucknell University and a 
Ph.D. from the London School of 
Economics. A former co-captain of the 
Crusaders football team, he is a member 
of the SU Sports Hall of Fame, as well 
as the University's board of directors. 
He is also a Sigmund Weis School of 
Business partner. He is married to Sally 
Feitig Caruso '68. 

Dawn Grigg Mueller '68 is assistant 
director of the Neonatal Intensive Care 
Unit of the Children's Medical Center 
and associate professor of pediatrics of 
the Medical College of Virginia in 
Richmond, Va. 

She currently divides her professional 
year between patient care, teaching 
pediatric residents, and clinical research 
and has published extensively. 

A chemistry major at Susquehanna, 
Mueller earned her M.D. from the 
Medical College of Virginia. She joined 
the faculty there in 1977 and received 
the award from students for outstanding 
teaching in 1 979. Selected an Out- 
standing Young Woman of America in 
1980, she has been a member of 
Susquehanna's board of directors since 

Frank Trembulak '70 is executive 
vice president and chief operating offi- 
cer of the Geisinger Foundation, a 
multi-institutional health care system 
headquartered in Danville, Pa. 
Geisinger operates the nation's largest 
rural Health Maintenance Organization 
and is often cited as a potential model 
for health care reform. 

Trembulak began his career in public 
accounting. He joined Geisinger in 
1976 and has held a variety of financial 
and administrative posts in the medical 
center and corporate office. He is a fre- 
quent spokesperson on health care 

He serves on the Sigmund Weis 
School of Business Alumni Support 
Group and the University's Advisory 
Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics. 
He is the father of Shari Ann 
Trembulak '93. 

Samuel D. Ross Jr. '54 is president and 
chief executive officer of Pennsylvania 
Blue Shield, the state's largest health 
insurer and the largest Blue Shield plan 
in the country. 

Before joining Blue Shield in 1970, 
Ross was affiliated with Thomas 
Jefferson University. A biology major 
at Susquehanna, he also held earlier 
positions with Smith Kline & French 

He serves on the board for the Federal 
Employee Health Insurance Program 
and is active in numerous national and 
regional professional and non-profit 
organizations. Currently vice chair of 
the University board of directors, he is 
married to Dorothy Apgar Ross '53. 
He received the University's Alumni 
Award for Achievement in 1989. 

Susquehanna Todav .? 


ampus News 

Lore Degenstein Gallery Opens Joseph Priestley Exhibition 

A comprehensive exhibition on the American legacy of the scientist, philosopher, 
and political dissident, Joseph Priestley, will be on display in the University's Lore 
Degenstein Gallery through August 3. 

Titled "Joseph Priestley in America 1794-1804," the exhibition coincides with the 
200th anniversary of Priestley's arrival in America in 1794. 

The Susquehanna gallery organized the exhibition in collaboration with the Trout 
Gallery at Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa. Following the Degenstein Gallery exhibi- 
tion, the collection will travel to the Dickinson campus, where it will be on display 
from September 14 to November 14. 

The show will contain many objects associated with Priestley's life in America such 
as portraits, drawings, prints, and sculptures. It includes decorative arts and furnish- 

The Degenstein Center includes the Lore Degenstein Gallery 

majormedical DIMYSlSlabtest 

And Other Concerns 

com. from p. 3 

Trembulak: They need to be willing to 
say that to receive a reasonably high 
level quality of care in an effective, cost- 
efficient way, they are willing to limit 
choice and limit some other things and 
accept a managed care program. I think 
that's very important. 

When you become really ill, clearly it's 
a normal reaction to want the very best 
and whatever resources can be mustered. 
In a practical sense we also need to 
weigh quality of life issues, particularly 
at the beginning and near the end of life. 
There are no easy answers, but they're 
questions that at some point will need to 
be debated. 

...[SU alumni need to be aware of] not 
only how these changes will impact them 
and the public at large, but also what 
role, if any, do they take in the debate at 
the local level. In certain communities 
where there is an abundance of [health- 
care] resources, are they going to be 
willing to eliminate or redistribute some 
of those resources? 

Ross: From an insurance perspective, 
five fundamental changes are necessary: 

• Small groups and individuals should be 
guaranteed access to insurance and 
means-tested assistance in paying for it. 

• Insurers who offer group insurance 
coverage should be required to offer cov- 
erage to all businesses, large and small, 
in an approved service territory, and ter- 
ritorial "skimming" of low-risk business- 
es should be prohibited. 

• Restrictions on pre-existing conditions 
should be removed and coverage should 
be portable without interruption when 
changing jobs. 

• Coverage should not be cancelled 
because of high utilization or a change in 
health status. 

• Policies should be renewable, except 
for nonpayment of premiums or docu- 
mented fraud. 

Most major legislative proposals being 
debated include these changes. 

ings, scientific apparatus, publications and documents and prints and paintings depict- 
ing Priestley's locale on the Susquehanna River in Northumberland. An exhibit of 
political prints of the time, including works by James Gillray, will also be shown. 

Priestley, who was born in Yorkshire, England in 1733, is best known for his dis- 
covery of oxygen in Leeds, England, announced on August I, 1774. 

Completed last spring, the Lore Degenstein Gallery offers changing exhibitions on 
historic, contemporary, regional, national, and decorative art. During the academic 
year, it is open Tuesdays through Sundays 2-4 p.m. and Wednesdays 1 2-4 p.m. and 7- 
9 p.m.; closed Mondays. Special summer hours will be announced at a later date. The 
gallery is open to the public, free of charge. To arrange special tours, call Valerie 
Livingston, director, (717) 372-4291. 

Helen Decker Blough 

In Memoriam 

Helen Decker Blough H '89, a long- 
time friend of the University, died fol- 
lowing a stroke on March 1 4, 1994, in 
Birmingham, Alabama. Helen and her 
husband, the late Roger Blough '25, 
chairman of U.S. Steel, were generous 
benefactors of numerous civic and 
University projects. 

Born in Hawley, Pa., she received a 
bachelor of science degree in home 
economics from Syracuse University in 
1921, and a master's degree from 
Columbia University in 1924. She 
taught at Oklahoma College for 
Women and in her home town of 
Hawley and married in 1928. 

Helen was at her husband's side as he 
rose in prominence as a corporate attor- 
ney and later chairman and chief execu- 
tive officer of U.S. Steel Corporation. 
She devoted her life to her daughters 
and supporting many educational and 
community projects. 

Throughout their 57 years of marriage 
and before his death in 1985, Helen and 
Roger reached beyond their family to 
provide for others. Their interest in the 
town of Hawley continued over the 
years and resulted in the construction of 
the Helen Decker Blough Library 
building. They were also generous 
benefactors of Susquehanna. In 1 972, 
they established the Roger M. and 
Helen D. Blough Loan Fund to provide 
tuition funds at reasonable interest 
rates. The Roger M. Blough Learning 
Center was named in 1974, and the 
Helen Decker Blough Library Fund 
was established in 1985 to support the 
annual acquisition of books and other 

When Helen graciously agreed to 
serve as honorary chair of the "Window 
of Opportunity" capital campaign in 

Helen Decker Blough 

1987, she made a generous gift which 
helped generate the momentum that led 
to the campaign's success. One of the 
campaign's major projects was the ren- 
ovation of the renamed Blough-Weis 

In 1987, The University awarded 
Helen an Honorary Doctor of Humane 
Letters degree in recognition of her 
generosity and service to others. Two 
years ago, she moved to Birmingham, 
Ala., where her daughter Jane resides. 
Her other daughter, Judith Wentz, who 
lives in New Canaan, Conn., is a mem- 
ber of Susquehanna's board of direc- 

May God watch over and comfort 
Helen's daughters and their families. 
We will remember Helen as a delight- 
ful, sensitive, caring woman whose ser- 
vice to her family and community was 

Memorial contributions may be made 
to the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife 
Sanctuary, P.O. Box 356, White Mills, 
PA 18473; Hawley Library, 103 Main 
Avenue, Hawley, PA 1 8428; First 
Presbyterian Church, 815 Church 
Street, Hawley, PA 18428; or 
Susquehanna University. 

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>■ Kathleen Gunning has joined the 
faculty as the director of the Blough- 
Weis Library and coordinator of infor- 
mation resources. A Phi Beta Kappa 
graduate of Brown University, she 
earned her M.L.S. degree from the 
University of Rhode Island, where she 
received an Outstanding Alumni Award 
in 1 980. She was formerly the assistant 
director for public services and collec- 
tion development at the University of 
Houston Libraries. 

Gunning has been nationally active in 
the development of information tech- 
nologies and has published widely in the 
area of electronic access to information 
resources. She also recently served as 
consultant/researcher for "The Engines 
of Our Ingenuity," a public television 
series on human creativity and technolo- 

>• Patricia Nelson, department head in 
education and a national Christa 
McAuliffe fellow, recently co-authored 
"Meaning in Mud, Yupik Eskimo Girls 
at Play," a chapter in Children's Play in 
Diverse Cultures published by SUNY. 
She also published an article, "CREAD: 
An Inter-American Collaboration for 
Distance Education," in the Pacific 
Telecommunications Council 1994 
Annual Conference Proceedings. 

> Associate Professor of English Gary 
Fincke's book of short stories For 
Keepsies has been nominated for numer- 
ous awards including the 1993 National 
Book Critics Circle Award, The 
Pen/Faulkner Award For The 
Outstanding Book of Fiction Published 
in the U.S. in 1993 and the PEN/Ernest 
Hemingway Foundation Award for the 
best first fiction book. His poetry has 
also received multiple nominations for a 
1993 Pushcart Prize for outstanding 
work in literary magazines. His essay 
"The Technology of Paradise" will be 
published in the North Dakota Quarterly 
and Harper's Magazine will reprint two 
of his poems in an upcoming issue. 
>■ Professor Hans Feldmann's essay, 
"Kubrick and His Discontents," original- 
ly published in 1976 in Film Quarterly, 
will be reprinted in Perspectives on 
Stanley Kubrick, a collection of essays 
published by G.K. Hall for their "Critical 
Essays on Film" series. Feldmann is act- 
ing dean of arts and sciences and director 
of the Susquehanna University Press. 
>■ Visiting Assistant Professor in Music 
Jeffrey Ballard has won a national 
vocal competition sponsored by the 
Rome Festival Institute based in New 
York City. He will perform as a solo 
artist as Don Ottavio in Mozart's Don 

Tuition, Fees Set for 1994-95 

Susquehanna University's board of directors has approved an increase in tuition and 
fees for the 1994-95 academic year. 

Comprehensive fees for next year will be $21,120. The $1,070 increase is 5.3 per- 
cent over current fees. 

"The board's decision reflects a commitment to provide an increasingly high-quality 
academic program to a student body which grows in ability each year," said Joel 
Cunningham, University president. Students entering Susquehanna in the fall of 1993 
set records for academic qualifications. 

Cunningham noted a number of current or planned improvements to the undergradu- 
ate program. They include: 

- new faculty positions in biology and environmental science, 

- the addition of a fourth computer laboratory, 

- extension of the worldwide Internet computer network to all residence hall rooms, 

- the creation of additional residential living space, and 

- new on-campus fieldwork opportunities in early childhood education at the recently 
opened Susquehanna Children's Center. 

The quality of a Susquehanna education is recognized in a number of national 
guides to selective colleges including U.S. News & World Report's annual guidebook, 
the Fiske Guide to Colleges, Barron's Best Buys in College Education, Yale's 
Insider's Guide to the Colleges, and The Princeton Review's Best 286 Colleges. 

SU Safety Programs Cited 

Students on Susquehanna's campus have a good reason to feel safe. A new U.S. 
Department of Education book will cite the school's campus safety program as an 
example of good campus security. 

The information will appear in Assessing Comprehensive Campus Security 
Programs. The Department commissioned the book under the Student Right-To- 
Know Act of 1990. It will be used as a preliminary report to the U.S. Congress. 

The report makes special note of Susquehanna's alcohol education program. It also 
notes the police authority of the University's public safety officers. The office has a 
mutual aid agreement to provide 24-hour assistance to the Borough of Selinsgrove 
when needed. 

Giovanni this summer in Italy with the 
Rome Festival Orchestra. 
>• Associate Professor of Management 
David Bussard presented a paper, 
"Managing Strategic Risk in Thailand," 
at the International Symposium on 
Pacific Asian Business in Bangkok, 
Thailand in January. 
>• Kimberly Bolig, assistant director of 
career development and placement, and 
Shawn Arango, director of multicultural 
affairs, have had a program nominated 

and accepted as a state showcase for the 
American College Personnel Association 
(ACPA). The program examines the 
importance of culture and communica- 
tion styles. 

► Professor of Music Cyril Stretansky 
recently served as guest conductor for 
the Pennsylvania Music Educators 
Association District II Choral Festival in 
Erie. He also conducted at the Cumber- 
land County and Dauphin County High 
School choral festivals. 

Perfect for Graduation 


We are proud to announce our 
new official Susquehanna 
University watch. 

Created by Hamilton 
Watches of Lancaster, 
Pennsylvania, a quality name 
since 1892, each watch dial 
features a richly detailed 
three-dimensional version of 
the University seal. A preci- 
sion ETA Swiss quartz move- 
ment assures accuracy and 
dependability. A 10K gold- 
filled case and matching 
expansion bracelet and a 
scratch-resistant mineral crys- 
tal complete the presentation. 

Both women's and men's 
watches are priced at $159.95, 
plus $9.60 tax ( for Pa. resi- 
dents only) and shipping. This 
distinctive timepiece is avail- 
able by mail, using the form 
below, or at the Campus 

To Order phone the campus bookstore 
at 717-372-4393 Mondays through 
Thursdays from 8:30 am to 6 pm, or 
Fridays from 8:30 am to 4 pm, or mail the 
order form below to: Susquehanna 
University Campus Bookstore, 
Degenstein Campus Center, 
Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA 

Q Men's Q Women's 

Q Check or Money Order Enclosed 
Payable to SU Campus Bookstore 

□ Charge 

□ MasterCard □ VISA d Discover QAM EX 

Card Number 

Expiration Date 


Merchandise total 

UPS postage and handling. ..$4.50 

Pa. Tax (where applicable) 

Total due 

Please allow lour weeks lor delivery 

■ Send to: 




Susquehanna Today 5 


Several individuals have recently pro- 
vided for the University through the 
establishment of charitable trusts and 
annuities. They include: Jesse H. Stone 
'51, whose charitable gift annuity will 
establish the Jesse H. Stone Endowment 
for Athletics; Jill F. Snyder '58, whose 
charitable gift annuity will also provide 
general unrestricted support; Suzanne N. 
Snyder, whose gift annuity will establish 
a scholarship known as the Betty J. Keil 
'38 Memorial Fund; and John R. '49 
and Harriet Gould '48 Mertz, whose 
charitable gift annuity will provide unre- 
stricted support. 

We are grateful to these individuals for 
including Susquehanna in their financial 

The R.K. Mellon Family Foundation 

of Pittsburgh recently awarded a 
$150,000 grant to Susquehanna 

Most of the grant will be used to fund a 
new faculty position in the Department 
of Geological and Environmental 
Science. The grant will also fund supple- 
mental instructional equipment and sup- 
plies. The addition of a scientist will help 
support the department's growing teach- 
ing and research specialty in the environ- 
mental problems of the Susquehanna 
River Basin and Chesapeake Bay. 

The number of Susquehanna students 
majoring in environmental science has 
increased dramatically in the past few 
years due in part to growing career 
opportunities in the field. 

The remaining portion of the grant will 

Afghan Sales to Benefit University 

Alumni can keep warm, show off their 
alma mater, and benefit the University all 
at once with the purchase of a new 
Susquehanna University afghan. 
Ann McNabb, owner of the Governor 
Snyder Mansion, a Selinsgrove landmark 
and gift shop, commissioned the design. 
Five dollars from the sale of each afghan 
will be donated to the University annual 
fund to support scholarships, equipment 
and other programs. More than $500 has 
been donated to date. 

The afghan depicts the Degenstein 
Campus Center, Weber Chapel 
Auditorium, Selinsgrove Hall, Seibert 
Hall, Blough-Weis Library and Fisher 
Science Hall. The design also incorpo- 

rates the Crusaders logo, a football hel- 
met and a silhouette of the University 
crew on the Susquehanna River. A flyer 
describing the history of each building is 

Woven of 1 00 percent cotton, the 
afghan is 50 inches high by 70 inches 
wide in cranberry and natural. It may be 
used as a throw or wall hanging. The 
price is $49.95. A matching canvas tote 
bag sells for $13.95. Mail orders are 
available on both pieces through The 
Governor Snyder Mansion, 121 North 
Market Street, Selinsgrove, PA 17870, 
(717)374-7770 or The Logan House, 400 
North Beech Street, Burnham, PA 

Tressler Chair Established 

Dr. Edward Schwan, professor of 
accounting, has been named the first 
holder of the University's new Tressler 
Chair in Accounting. 

The appointment is funded by the 
Tressler Accounting Endowment, 
established in 1989 under the will of 
Allen C. Tressler '29. Tressler was a 
retired chemist. The endowment is 
named in honor of his father, Ray 
Tressler '04, a graduate of 
Susquehanna's business program. 

The Tressler Chair underscores the 
importance of excellent teaching and dis- 
tinguished scholarship to both the 
Department of Accounting and the 
Sigmund Weis School of Business. 
"In bestowing this award on Edward 
Schwan, Susquehanna University recog- 
nizes his outstanding achievements as a 
teacher and a scholar," said University 
President Joel Cunningham. 

Schwan joined Susquehanna as head of 
the accounting department in 1985, a 
position he held until 1991. He has ten 
years experience in cost accounting and 
management in manufacturing corpora- 
tions. He served as president of the 
Susquehanna Valley Chapter of the 
Institute of Management Accountants 

Dr. Edward Schwan 

(IMA) and was named Member of the 
Year in 1989-90 and 1990-91. He has 
been a member of the IMA's National 
Committee on Marketing and is currently 
a national director. 

Schwan is the author of 1 7 journal arti- 
cles as well as several invited papers and 
reports. In January 1 994, he was selected 
to attend the Project School Symposium 
of the Accounting Education Change 

Schwan earned a Ph.D. from the 
University of Colorado and the M.B.A. 
from Cornell University. 

support a variety of enhancements to the 
educational experience at Susquehanna 
through the President's Fund for 

Gifts from Carole Sloan Grebe 
Pursell '67 have established the Grebe 
Scholarship Endowment, in memory of 
her late husband, John F. Grebe '65 and 
in honor of their daughter, Alison '94. It 
commemorates their love of 
Susquehanna and its importance in their 
lives. Income from the fund is to be 
awarded as scholarships to Susquehanna 
students without regard to their financial 

In selecting recipients, the University 
will give preference to students of high 
moral character whose fathers have died. 

are of Lutheran faith, and have been 
involved in sports and extracurricular 

The National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration (NASA) Pennsylvania 
Space Grant Consortium has awarded 
$50,000 for a collaborative science edu- 
cation project to Patricia Nelson, associ- 
ate professor and department head in 
education, and Jack Holt, associate pro- 
fessor of biology. The funds, awarded 
annually for five years, will support 
scholarships and activities for Holt's 
Saturday Science program, which bene- 
fits area children and their parents. The 
consortium is also sponsoring Holt to 
attend a seminar at Johnson Space 
Center in Houston. 

Mellon Joins Board as Advisory Member 

Seward Prosser Mellon '65, of Ligonier, Pa., has been appointed an advisory mem- 
ber of the Susquehanna University board of directors. 

In 1993, the University awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters to Mellon, 
who is well-known for his work in conservation and historic preservation. Mellon is 
also president of Richard K. Mellon & Sons and serves on the board of directors of 
Mellon Bank N.A. and Mellon National Corporation. An avid outdoorsman, he is a 
member of numerous wildlife organizations and sporting clubs. 

Scholars' House Proposed 

The University is negotiating to resume possession of the former Lambda Chi Alpha 
fraternity house for additional on-campus housing. Proposed plans call for the build- 
ing to be converted to a scholars' house. The plans include living space for 24 high 
ability students and additional space for the Honors Program. 

Recognition of the Iota Eta Chapter of the fraternity was withdrawn in July of 1993 
for a minimum of three years. Both the University and the national fraternity voted to 
close the chapter following a series of alcohol-related and other incidents. Fraternity 
members living in the house moved into alternate housing in September. 

Hoffman New Corporate Support Director 

Frank Hoffman has joined the University Relations development staff as director of 
foundation and corporate support. He has been a visiting instructor in English at the 
University since 1990. 

His duties will include coordinating the University's efforts to secure private and cor- 
porate grants. He will also help with faculty grant proposals and serve as liaison to the 
Association of College and University Offices, a grants assistance organization. 

Prior to joining the Susquehanna faculty, Frank was a Research Fellow at the Institute 
for Research on Higher Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his 
bachelor of arts degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and is 
working toward a Ph.D. in English/Medieval Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. 

6 Susquehanna Today 

Women's Soccer Becomes 20th Varsity Sport 

Women's soccer has become the 20th 
varsity sport at Susquehanna University 
(10 men's, 10 women's). After playing 
as a club program last year, the school 
will field a varsity team beginning this 

Susquehanna University graduate and 
men's soccer/track standout Kwame 
Lloyd '93 will return to his alma mater 
this fall as the first head coach of the 
brand new varsity program. 

"Women's soccer is a particularly 
attractive sport for Susquehanna. It's one 
of the fastest growing women's colle- 
giate sports and has been popular in 
areas where we have been successful in 
recruiting students," says Susquehanna 
Director of Athletics Don Harnum. 

Officially registered as a club in 
November 1992, the women's soccer 
club had 18 participants last year and 
recorded a 4-1-2 record against a varsity 
team from King's College and club 

teams including Juniata College, Lock 
Haven University and College 

Six of the Middle Atlantic Confer- 
ence's 16 schools fielded varsity wom- 
en's soccer programs last year. 
Susquehanna has become the fourth 
MAC school to announce its program 
since November, joining Lycoming, 
Moravian and Delaware Valley. 

Lloyd earned three varsity men's soc- 
cer letters at Susquehanna after transfer- 
ring from Lincoln (Pa.) University, 
where he was the team's Most 
Outstanding freshman in 1988. He was 
Susquehanna's Best Offensive Player in 
1990 as he scored a team best eight 
goals, and added six more goals in 1991, 
despite being injured for much of the 

In addition to his soccer experience, 
Lloyd was a four-year letterwinner on 
the Crusader men's track and field team 

as a sprinter and jumper. He was also a 
three-year president of the Black Student 

Following graduation he served with 
Missionary Athletes International, play- 
ing for the group's Charlotte (N.C.) 
Eagles soccer team during a tour of 
Russia this past summer. Lloyd also 
helped advise last year's women's soccer 
club program and has recently been a 
developmental player with the 
Harrisburg Heat professional indoor soc- 
cer team. 

This will be his first coaching position. 
"I have the expectations that we'll be 
very competitive, based on the talent we 
already have," says Lloyd. "I think we 
have the advantage of having 18 women 
who have played together in this club 
program for the better part of the last two 

Kwame Lloyd '93 is the first head coach of the 
University's new women's varsity soccer team. 

SU Scholar Athletes Excel in Both Worlds 

For the second straight year, Susquehanna University senior wrestlers and co-cap- 
tains Steve Ely and Josh Petroski are National Scholar-Athletes according to the 
NCAA Division III Wrestling Coaches Association. 

They are among eight Crusader winter sports athletes named to the 1994 Middle 
Atlantic Conference (MAC) Winter All-Academic Team. 

Sophomore Matt Barley is the third Susquehanna wrestler on the MAC team. Senior 
point guard and captain Tres Wolf and sophomore shooting guard Jeff Rumbaugh rep- 
resent the men's basketball team. Senior center Yvonne Young and small forward 
Becky Page, both captains, and junior off guard Alison Hepler are women's basket- 
ball members on the all-academic team. 


Ely and Petroski were key contributors in 1992-93 as the Crusaders broke the school 
record for wins in a season. The team, under second-year head coach Mills Eure, fin- 
ished 1 3-3 and ranked 23rd in the final NCAA Division III dual meet poll. 

Ely finished 20-6 and was third at both the conference championships and NCAA 
Division HI Eastern Regional Championships at 167. A biology major with a perfect 
4.0 grade point average (GPA), he will be attending the Harvard University School of 
Dentistry next fall. 

Petroski, wrestling at 1 18, finished 20-6 and third at MAC'S and fourth at both the 
conference championships and NCAA Division III Eastern Regional Championships. 
A marketing major, he has a 3.54 GPA. 

Barley started for the Crusaders at both 142 and 150 and finished 6-14. He is a liber- 
al arts major with a 3.73 GPA. 

Men's Basketball 

Wolf was recently named a 1994 GTE Academic All-America College Division 
Men's Basketball First Team selection. He was also recently recognized by the 
National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) as an NCAA Division III All- 
Middle Atlantic District First Team selection, and was a repeat selection as an MAC 


The 5-10, 150-pounder ended the season leading the team in scoring with 17.5 
points per game. He finished as the school's career record holder in assists (543), 
steals (229) and three-point field goals (144). A biochemistry major with a 3.59 GPA, 
he is planning a career in medicine. 

Rumbaugh finished the year as the team's sixth leading scorer with 1 17 points. The 
6-0, 1 80-pound sophomore also earned a place on the all-tournament team. An 
accounting major, he has a 3.57 GPA. 

The Crusader men's basketball team finished 19-7 this season and qualified for the 
NCAA Division III Championship Tournament for the fifth time in school history 
under fifth-year head coach Frank Marcinek. 

Women's Basketball 

A three-time MAC Winter All- Academic Team member, Young was also selected to 
the GTE District II College Division Women's Basketball Academic All-America 
Team this year. A 6-1 starting center, she played in all 106 games during her Crusader 
career. She finished as the school's career rebound leader with 929 (8.8 per game). An 
accounting major with a 3.79 GPA, she will join a Harrisburg accounting firm after 

Page is also a repeat MAC All-Academic member and was a starter this season at 
small forward, playing in 99 games during her career, starting 28. She compiled 395 
points (4.0 ppg) and 292 rebounds (2.9 per game). She is a mathematics major with a 
3.37 GPA. 

The 5-8 Hepler also was on the MAC team last year and started all 25 games at off 
guard this season. She finished second on the team in scoring with 286 points (1 1.4 
ppg), assists (44/1.8 per game) and steals (60/2.4 per game). She is an elementary 
education major with a 3.57 GPA. 

The women's basketball team finished 15-10 and qualified for the Middle Atlantic 
Conference playoffs for the fifth straight year under seventh-year head coach Mark 

Susquehanna Today 7 


lumni News 

Dear Fellow Alumni: 

In the last issue of Susquehanna Today, 
we introduced our new Class Reporter 
program and how it is designed to keep 
all of you more closely in touch with 
your S.U. classmates and friends. Well, 
the response has been overwhelmingly 
positive. We are particularly gratified by 
the number of you who have volunteered 
to serve as Class Reporters. 

However, as I've mentioned so many 
times before, we welcome news and 
information from members of the 
Susquehanna family regardless of the 
source. Questionnaires, which are dis- 
tributed to several of the five-year 

reunion classes, often yield surprising 
insights into the lives of our alumni. 
That's where we learned, for instance, 
about Nancy Cary '69. Nancy currently 
has a relatively tame-sounding job title 
of Administrative Assistant to the Chair 
of the Department of Agriculture and 
Resource Economics at Colorado State 
University. But her travels and hobbies 
have led to experiences that are anything 
but tame. She has: 

• been attacked by a black bear while 
camping along the Yukon River in 

• experienced a 7.2 earthquake in Peru, 

• narrowly escaped the jungle of Costa 
Rica in an overloaded helicopter, 

• and been dumped from her canoe in the 
Yellowstone River. 

And she's only celebrating her 25th 
reunion! Stories like these are better than 
fiction and all the more interesting 
because of the Susquehanna connection. 
Sometimes we even lose track of some 
of our alumni. Reunions are also a good 
time to get back in touch. If you're a 
member of a class celebrating a five-year 
anniversary at Alumni Weekend '94 

(June 3, 4, and 5), take a good look at the 
list of "lost" classmates. Chances are 
you've remained in contact with some- 
one whom we are unable to locate. 
Occasionally we hear from so many of 
you about a certain alum that I feel as 
though we're the only ones who didn't 
know where they were! In future issues 
of Susquehanna Today we hope to fea- 
ture the names of other Susquehannans 
whom we'd like to get back on our rolls 
so that they can once again enjoy partici- 
pating - along with all of you - in alum- 
ni activities. 

But you don't have to wait for a 
reunion to fill us in on your life - in fact, 
sooner is better. Take the case of John 
Godley '76 and his fascinating account 
of the recent California earthquake, 
described on page 16. While we've all 
been deluged with the national media 
coverage of that event, John's story per- 
sonalizes the experience in a way no 
reporter ever could. I would encourage 
any of you who find yourselves on the 
front line when major news occurs to 
send us a note with your own perspec- 

Reading about your classmates and 
friends is interesting; talking with them 
in person is even better. Probably the 
most important - and popular- compo- 
nent of Alumni Weekend, Homecoming, 
and our many and varied regional alumni 
activities is the time provided for one- 
on-one interaction. Either way, the lines 
of communication are only open if you 
participate in the process. 

As always, we look forward to hearing 
from you soon. 


Sam Kuba '75 

Director of Alumni Relations 

Please send your alumni news and 

updates to the Class Reporter listed for 

your year or to: 

Office of Alumni Relations 

Susquehanna Today 

Selinsgrove, PA 17870-1001 

Material received on campus before May 

28 will be included in our summer issue. 


Planning is already underway for Alumni 
Weekend '94, set for June 3,4 and 5. Watch 
for our class reunion flags as a reminder of 
your upcoming reunion. 


Class Reporter: 

Paul Hartline 

Brakeley Gardens Apt. F-14 225 

Red School Lane 

Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 


Class Reporter: 
John Rakshys 
411 Hickory Street 
Rome, NY 13440 

Caroline Grubb Reisinger '38, has pub- 
lished her second book of poetry. Tendrils on 
Time, Volume II. A former teacher, librarian 
and tour guide for a bus company, she is an 
active church volunteer in Daytona Beach, 


55th reunion 
Class Reporter: 
Robert Baslress 
808 Ninth Avenue 
Selinsgrove, PA 17870 



Class Reporter: 
William Gehron, Sr. 
747 Arch Street 
Williamsport, PA 17701 


Class Reporter: 
Mary Emma Yoder Jones 
Altoona. PA 16601 


Class Reporter: 
Ruth E. McCorkill 
418 Orange Street 
Northumberland, PA 17857 


50th reunion 



Class Reporter: 
Louise Kresge Isaacs 
201 Rhoads Avenue 
Selinsgrove, PA 17870 


Class Reporter: 

Robert Wohlsen 

145 Herman Boulevard 

Franklin Square, NY 11010 


45th reunion 


June G. Dull married Marland P. Boyer 
'49, November 13, 1993, Trinity Lutheran 
Church, Pottsville, Pa. 


Class Reporter: 
Richard Westervelt 
700 Scarsdale Avenue 
Scarsdale, NY 10583 

Edward F. Pfeiffer '50, varsity basketball 
player, was inducted into the Weatherly High 
School Basketball Hall of Fame. He also 
played basketball at Susquehanna and later 
coached at Susquehanna and Bucknell uni- 


40th reunion 



Class Reporter: 
Lynn Hassinger Askew 
25 Gladys Avenue 
Manville, NJ 08835 


Suzanne Tharp Oliver '58, president of 
New York American Association of 
University Women, presented to Potsdam 
College the program "Hostile Hallways: The 
AAUW Survey on Sexual Harassment in 
American Schools." 

Mary Neal Coleman '58 has resigned as 
superintendent of Southern Fulton School 
District. She is completing a full-time resi- 
dency toward a doctorate in educational 
administration from Penn State University. 


35th reunion 

Class Reporter: 
Jack Cisney 
4802 Eoff Street 
Benwood.WV 26031 


Marian Bowman Schrock '59 retired from 
the position of board secretary and business 
manager, Somerset Area School District. 


Class Reporter: 
Donald E. Coleman 
128 Verna Road 
Lewisburg, PA 17837 

Robert S. Probert '60. teacher and coach 
in Shamokin Area School District, Shamokin, 
Pa., was inducted into the Luzerne County 
Chapter Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. 
Probert had played basketball while at 
Susquehanna University and has won many 
honors as coach of Shamokin High School's 
boys' basketball team. 


Herman K. Hopple *61 directs the 
Chambers burg Area Senior High School 
Symphonette, a select group of string players 
chosen from the 93-piece Chambersburg 
Area School District Symphony. The 
Symphonette was featured at the TGIF 
Brown Bag Series sponsored by the 
Chambersburg Area Council for the Arts. 

8 Susquehanna Today 


Class Reporter: 
Irene Etter Schmehl 
8 Novice Run Trail 
Fairfield. PA 17320 

Annette Campbell Crickenberger '63 was 

ordained January 22, 1994 at Faith Lutheran 
Church, Tampa, Fla. She is pastor of Zion 
Lutheran in Kulm and Martin Luther 
Lutheran in Fredonia, N.D. Her husband is 
Norman A. Crickenberger '62. 


30th reunion 


Fred Kelly '66 

Joseph A. "Jay" Snyder '64 is to be the 

Tournament Director of the US Open. For the 
last three years he has been director of the 
United States Tennis Association Officials 
Programme, supervising the training and cer- 
tification of chair umpires and linespeople in 
the United States. 


Nancy Corson Carter '65, professor of 
humanities at Eckerd College, has had her 
book Dragon Poems published. 


Frederick W. Kelly, 
Jr. '66. president and 
chief executive officer 
of Snyder County Trust 
Company and Sun 
Bancorp Inc., was 
named 1 993 Member of 
the Year by the 
Susquehanna Valley 
Chamber of Commerce. 

Ronald R. Emerick 
'66 has been promoted 
to full professor in the English department at 
Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Emerick 
is director of freshmen English and advisor to 
the undergraduate English Club. 

Susan Meyer married R. Peter Johnson 
'66. at the chapel in Yosemite Valley, Calif., 
May 8, I993. Peter is a management supervi- 
sor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 
San Francisco, Calif. He is president of a 
northern California alumni group of returned 
Peace Corps volunteers. 


Class Reporter: 
Virginia Biniek 
296 Andover Street 
Wilkes-Barre. PA 18702 

Peter C. Marshall 

'67 has been named 
president of DO 
Marketing, Milwaukee, 
Wis. DCI Marketing 
services include the 
design and manufac- 
ture of specialized 
point-of-sale displays, 
and the creation and 
supervision of direct 
marketing, sales promo- 
tion, telemarketing and other marketing ser- 

Donald C. Lindenmuth '67, assistant pro- 
fessor of philosophy, was honored for 25 
years of service at Penn State Schuylkill 

Peter C. Marshall '67 


Nicholas A. Lopardo '68. head of State 
Street Global Advisors, is the newly-named 
foundation chairman of The Landmark 
Foundation. The group is launching a multi- 
million-dollar capital campaign to benefit the 
Landmark Schools for children with dyslexia. 


25th reunion 


Lloyd Lohmeyer '69 teaches fourth grade, 
United Nations International School, New 
York City. In his worldwide travels, he has 
also taught in Iran and Japan. 

Donna Byrd Onasch '69 has written and 
published seven romance novels under the 
penname of Julia Hunter. Donna is a real 
estate broker, Tri Lakes Realty, managing an 
office of 25 agents. Monument, Colo. 

Michael Hoover '69. coordinator of school 
effectiveness unit, Weld School District, 
Greeley, Colo., presents workshops on crisis 
intervention in public schools on the state and 
national level. He was recently cited in the 
New York Times about crisis intervention. 
Mike is adjunct faculty member at the 
University of Northern Colorado and Aims 
Community College. 


Frank J. Trembulak '70, executive vice 
president, operations, Geisinger Foundation, 
recently testified before the U.S. Senate 
Committee on Labor and Human Resources 
concerning the Health Security Act. 

Michele Resh Yampolsky '70. choral 
director at Randolph High School, led the 
Randolph High School Touring Choir in con- 
cert for Music At Noon, a recital concert 
series sponsored by the Morristown United 
Methodist Church. 


Class Reporter: 
Whitney A. Gay 
5 North Gateway 
Winchester, MA 01890 

Jeffrey L. Goria '71, is senior vice presi- 
dent, Smith Bamey Shearson, Paramus, N.J. 

Patricia Kilshaw McAteer '71 earned a 
master of education degree in educational 
administration, Shippensburg University, 
Shippensburg, Pa. She is an English teacher, 
West Perry School District, Elliottsburg, Pa. 

Randall D. Yoder '71 was guest conductor 
for the 1993 Bradford/Sullivan County 
Chorus Festival at Towanda, Pa. 


Linda Luttgens Combs '72 was appointed 
administrative director of Regulatory 
Compliance, Miami Heart Institute. She also 
administrates quality assurance, case manage- 
ment, social service, infection control and the 
medical staff office. 

Joseph Blankenship '72 has published his 
first novel. Kiss Them Goodbye, a mystery 
thriller. He moved to New York City in 1 978 
to pursue an acting career under his middle 
name, Joseph Eastbum. He has performed in 
30 productions, including "Study in Scarlet" 
at Williamstown Theatre Festival, opposite 
Alec Baldwin. He has also written plays, sev- 
eral of which were given workshop produc- 
tions in theatres in the East. 

William H. Henschke '72, a woodturner, 
recently had his art displayed at the Hershey 
Public Library. Bill has studied at the Russ 
Zimmerman Woodtuming School and the 

American Association of Woodturners 
national symposium. His work includes spin- 
dle turning as well as bowl turning. Some of 
his pieces are meant to be functional, while 
others are purely decorative. 


J. Donald Steele, Jr. '73 has joined the 
staff at Northumberland National Bank as 
vice president and chief financial officer. 

Kenneth G. Bechtold '73, mathematics 
teacher at Sparta Junior High School, Sparta, 
N.J., and his wife make and sell cheese on 
their Stoney Croft Farm in Lafayette, N.J. 

Steven E. Jackson '73, history teacher at 
Long Beach Middle School, Long Beach, 
N.Y., coached the boy's middle school bas- 
ketball team to a perfect 10-0 season, the first 
undefeated season in school history. 


20th reunion 
Class Reporter: 
Barbara Dalrymple Dunn 
403 Pine Creek Road 
Exton, PA 19341 


William M. Kundert '74 is president of 
Kundert Motors, Inc., Hasbrouck Heights, 

Bom to Edward and Marilyn Roomer 
Zeidler '74, a son, Jonathan Carl, September 
13, 1993. He joins brother Benjamin. 

Dennis D. Kieffer '74 is chief financial 
officer, Carlos R. Leffler, Inc. in Richland, Pa. 


Jeffrey D. Martin '75, artist, painted a por- 
trait of Dr. Joseph Mowad, head of urology 
and president of Geisinger Association. The 
portrait was unveiled and dedicated recently 
at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa. 

Lieutenant Commander Gene W. Walters 
'75 earned a master of public administration 
degree from Troy State University, Troy, 
Alabama. He completed a concentration in 
national security policy and an equivalent in 
health care administration. He was assigned 
to the U.S. Public Health Service in 1990. 

Ronald Pritsch '75 recently delivered an 
address on St. Nicholas, the Third Century 
saint. An anthropologist and historian, Pritsch 
studies a wide range of cultures, time periods 
and personalities, but St. Nicholas has a spe- 
cial interest for him. 

William Clark Snyder '75, announcer and 
music librarian for National Public Radio 

affiliate WSKG-FM, Binghamton, N.Y., 
directed the rarely-performed Gilbert and 
Sullivan operetta "Utopia, Limited" at the 
Binghamton University Performing Arts 

David W. Hullings '75 showcased his art- 
work in the Berwick Hospital Center, 
Berwick. Pa. David is in sales, U.S. Supply, 
Lewisburg, Pa. 

Jim Ailing '75 is inventcry control systems 
programmer for the Division of Special 
Revenues, State of Connecticut. 


Class Reporter: 
Brenda Zboray Klinger 
968 Bluejay Road 
Harrisburg, PA 17111 

Ronald R. Roth '76 earned a master's 
degree in vocational education from Temple 
University. He also received Pennsylvania 
Department of Education Certification as a 
Vocational Supervisor. He is employed as the 
adult evening school coordinator at Career 
Institute of Technology (formerly Vocational 
Technical School, Eastern Northampton 
County) in Easton, Pa. He is also filling a 
one-year term as acting assistant director at 
Upper Bucks County Area Vocational School 
in Perkasie. 

Timothy V. Blair '76, assistant professor 
of keyboard music at West Chester Univer- 
sity, performed at the Upper Tuscarora 
Community Christmas Musicale, Blairs 
Mills. Pa. 

Linda M. Barran '76 has been admitted to 
the District of Columbia Bar. 

Bom to Ronald J. and Juel Anne Casey 
Klepadlo '76 a son, Ronald Joseph Jr., 
August 16, 1993. Mary Ellen Casey '80 
served as a godparent. 

Bom to Michael and Carol Conapinski 
Semanchick '76, a daughter, Holly Alexis, 
April 22, 1993. Kathleen Marvin Morgan 
'76 is Holly's godmother. 


Bom to Kathleen and Joseph W. Strode, 

III '77, twin daughters, Laurie and Maggie, 
Novembers, 1993. 

Janine Tonelli married Steve MacGregor 
'77, November 14, 1992, Emerson, N.J. Steve 
is a research scientist, New Jersey Depart- 
ment of Environmental Protection and 
Energy in Trenton. He earned a master's 
degree in environmental science from 
Rutgers University. 

com. on p. 10 

Lecturer in Art Jeffrey D. Martin 75. right, and Horace Vought '29, left, were on hand lor the 
dedication of Martin's portrait of Dr. Joseph Mowad. president of the Geisinger Association. 

Susquehanna Today 9 


Class Reporter: 
Judy Rile 
2-F Olympic Drive 
Reading, PA 19607 

Susan Morigerato Schedler '78 has joined 
the sales staff of Coach Real Estate 
Associates, Huntington, N.Y. 

John '78 and Connie Johnson Clutcher 
'78, of Palmyra, Pa., perform with the 
Hershey Symphony Orchestra. John is a sys- 
tems planning specialist at the Hershey 
Medical Center and Connie is a secretary, 

Penelope Norwood Margoles '78 has been 
named a partner in Clark, Lauer & Schaeffer, 
formerly Fisher, Clark & Lauer in Selins- 
grove. Pa. 

David R. Getz '78, partner in the 
Harrisburg law firm of Wix, Wenger & 
Weidner, has been elected to the school board 
of the Cumberland Valley School District. 

Bom to David and Donna DeCaro 
Appelgate '78, a daughter, Melanie Jo, 
August 17, 1990. 


15th reunion 
Class Reporter: 
Sue Odjakjian 

22137-3 Burbank Boulevard 
Woodland Hills, CA 91367 


Mike Smith '79, was recently quoted in the 
March-April 1994 issue of Audubon maga- 
zine in a story on coal mining. A geologist, 
he is head of the Clearfield County district 
mining office for the Pennsylvania 
Department of Environmental Resources. 

Born to Suzanne and Joseph R. "Rusty" 
Johnson '79, a daughter, Elizabeth Anne, 
November 9, 1993. 

Born to Bruce W. '79 and Barbara 
Matena Torok '81, a son, Harrison Orren, 
September 18, 1993. He joins the four-year- 
old twins, Andrew and Samantha. 

Bom to Jeffrey R. '79 and Barbara 
Voelker Towne '81, a daughter, Laura 
Marie, January 11, 1994. She joins brothers 
Ben and Andy. 

Bom to Antonio and Ellen Roush 
DiDomenico '79, a daughter, Katie Marie, 
April 1 , 1993. Ellen earned a master of edu- 
cation degree from Bucknell University. She 
is director of Human Services, Columbia 

Cheryl A. Burchfield '79 married Donald 
L. Willits, August 14, 1992. Cheryl is a loan 
originator/closer, Penn Mortgage Services, 
Williamsport, Pa. Her husband is owner of 
Willits Truck Body, Linden, Pa. 

Mona L. Kline '79 married Rick A. Fern, 
April 6, 1990, Trinity United Church of 
Christ, Palmyra, Pa. They have a daughter, 
Natalie Michelle, bom January II, 1992. 
Mona is senior financial analyst, Hershey 
Chocolate U.S.A. 

Nancy J. Myers married Bennett A. 
Brosius '79, November 20, 1993, Sell 
Memorial Chapel, Masonic Homes, 
Elizabethtown, Pa. Bennett is a mass transit 
analyst, Department of Transportation, 
Harrisburg, Pa. His wife is food service man- 
ager. Dauphin Manor, Harrisburg, Pa. 


Class Reporter: 
Robert Whirmoyer 
21 1 Baldwin Boulevard 
Orchard Hills 
Selinsgrove, PA 17870 

Jack B. Treas '80 is vice president of 
human resources and strategic planning, 
Buckman Laboratories International Inc., 
Memphis, Tenn. He has served the company 
as district manager, regional manager and 
vice president of marketing. 

William Carson '80, a major in the U.S. 
Army, is assistant professor of military sci- 
ence, University of Colorado, Boulder. Colo. 

Bom to Prizilla and Scott Catino '80, a 
son, Kyle Joseph, September 25, 1993. He 
joins brother Ryan. Scott is the Orange 
County, Calif., systems sales representative 
for Standard Structures Inc. of Santa Rosa. 


Class Reporter: 
Christopher Kiessling 
243 Hill Road 
Crown, MA 01450 

Christopher V. B. Smith '81, executive 
vice president with H. J. Baker and Bro., Inc. 
of New York, has been named to the board of 
directors of Eagle Hill-Southport, a non-profit 
school for children with learning disabilities. 

Taylor Camerer '81 attended a workshop 
led by Robert Shaw, noted conductor of the 
Atlantic Symphony. Camerer conducts the 
Tiadaghton Musicale and the Gentlemen 
Songsters, and is a member of the 
Williamsport, Pa., Civic Chorus. 

Bom to David and Jane Wissinger 
Cornille '81, a daughter, Katie Elizabeth, 
October 26, 1993. 

Bom to Barbara and Frank Coppola '81, a 
son, Matthew Ryan, September 27, 1993. 

Bom to Robert J. '81 and Karen Clarke 
Bunsa '82, a son, Christopher Joseph, 
November 17, 1993. 


Class Reporter: 
Ann Stanzione Thompson 
7714 Briarstone Court 
Ellicott City. MD 21043 

Robert J. Hain '82 has been promoted to 
vice president, Mikasa, Secaucus, N.J. 
Mikasa is the world's largest manufacturer of 
china, crystal, and other tabletop products. 
One of Bob's responsibilities is the design 
and construction of all new Mikasa stores 

Bom to Karen and Michael D. Kistler '82, 
a daughter, Rebecca Elizabeth, May 27, 1993. 
Michael is a programmer with IBM. 

Bom to Sean and Lauren Shollenberger 
O'Keefe '82, a son, Andrew Taylor, 
December 12, 1993. He joins brother Tyler. 

Bom to Craig and Jessica Ditmars Silbert 
'82, a daughter, Molly Elin, September 17, 
1993. She joins sisters Saralyn and 

Cynthia A. Conklin '82 married Hugh 
Hull, October 9, 1993. After working in 
London, England, for five years, she took a 
trip around the world. She met her Australian 
husband while backpacking in Indonesia and 
has now settled in Australia. 


Robin Greenawalt Kelso '83 and her hus- 
band Mark, a defensive back for the Buffalo 
Bills, are helping assist with medical expens- 
es for an infant needing multiple heart surg- 
eries. The Kelsos, who have long been active 
in charity work in the Buffalo area, donated a 
Super Bowl ticket and trip package for a raf- 
fle. Their efforts benefit Sarah Walsh, daugh- 

ter of former Bucknell basketball player Mike 

Bom to Grant and Susan Gray Decker '83. 
a son. Gray Wyatt, October 28, 1993. 

Bom to Ravinder and Joanne Ries Singh 
'83, a daughter, Deja Leandra, November 19, 
1993. Her uncle is Jeffrey Ries '86 and her 
grandmother is Maureen Davenport Ries 

Bom to Dorothy and Kenneth R. Bright- 
cliffe '83, a son, Michael John, July 7, 1993. 
He joins brother Danny. 

Hanna L. Griffin '83 married Cameron 
Stalker, August 4, 1990, University of 
Richmond Chapel, Richmond, Va. Hanna is 
an area director, American Heart Association. 
They have a son, Cameron Nicholas, bom 
August 10, 1993. 


Mark A. Droga/is '84 


10th reunion 
Class Reporter: 
Randi Keller Sagona 
12280 Gingerwood Lane 
Wellington. FL 33414 

Thomas J. Banks '84 earned a master of 
education degree from Temple University in 

1992. and principal certification in the fall of 

1993. He is a mathematics teacher and team 
leader at the Milton S. Hershey School in 
Hershey, Pa. 

Mark A. Drogalis 
'84 joined Toll Brothers 
Inc., a home builders 
company in Huntingdon 
Valley, Pa. Mark will 
be primarily involved 
in land acquisition 
planning and develop- 

Donna S. Drews '84 
has been promoted to 
manager of economic 
development and community services at 
Pennsylvania Power and Light Co. She will 
also manage PP&L's community service 

Daniel W. Clark '84 is product manager, 
Business Easy Reach Services, in the busi- 
ness long distance services unit of AT&T 
Business Communications Services, 
Bedminster, N.J. 

Bom to Linda and Scott W. Dempster '84, 
a son, Jeffrey, December 4, 1993. 

Bom to Timothy and Cathy Sieben Taylor 
'84, a son, David Patrick, June 20, 1993. He 
joins sister Lauren. 

Bom to Timothy J. '84 and Susan 
McCarthy Brown '84, a son. Joseph Robert. 
January 30, 1994. He joins brother Michael. 

Bom to Gregory and Carole Townsend 
Gillespie '84 a daughter, Sarah Marette, 
November 6, 1992. 

Bom to Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Bush 
'84, a daughter, Alexandra, April 2. 1993. 

Bom to Lawrence and Karen Schoenegan 
Robinson '84, a son, Daniel Lawrence, 
August 14, 1993. He joins sister Amanda Jill. 

Bom to G. Christian and Pamela Shultz 
Andreasen '84, a daughter, Julie Nicole, 
January 27, 1994. She joins brother Kevin 

Barbara L. Biglow '84 married Paul K. 
Wender, February 5, 1994, Wilson Memorial 
Church, Watchung, N.J. Barbara is vice presi- 
dent/outside sales, Biglow Industrial Co., 
Mountainside, N.J. Her husband is president 
of Wender Paving. 

Elizabeth J. Decker '84 married 
Christopher J. Messineo, September 4, 1993, 
Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church, Basking 
Ridge, N.J. Elizabeth is employed by 
Palisades Insurance Co. in Hoboken, N.J. Her 

husband is a manager of information systems 
for Burgdorff Realtors. 

Karole L. Kessler married Paul J. Bentz 
'84, September 18, 1993, Pleasureville 
United Methodist Church, York, Pa. Paul is a 
manufacturing manager with Proctor & 
Gamble. Baltimore, Md. 

Alane Maningo '84 married Brian G. 
Dugan, October 8, 1993. St. Luke Lutheran 
Church, Dix Hills, N.Y. In the wedding party 
from Susquehanna were Sheryl L. Maningo 
'78 and Diane Vautrin McGrath '84. Alane 
teaches eighth-grade English, Plainedge 
Public Schools, North Massapequa, N.Y. Her 
husband is finance and operations manager. 
Office Pavilion/Specmark of N.Y., Inc.. New 
York City. 

Suzanne B. Lauer '84 married James C. 
Radel, November 6. 1993, St. Paul's United 
Church of Christ. Selinsgrove, Pa. Father of 
the bride is Norman Lauer '62. 
Susquehannans in the wedding party were 
Louise Tyler Charvat '83 and Jayme L. 
Hendricks '92. Suzanne is an administrative 
assistant. Snyder County Trust Company, 
Selinsgrove, Pa. Her husband is a service 
manager. Diamond Auto Glass, Sunbury, Pa. 

Diane Rindfleisch '84 married Kevin 
Hallenbeck. November 7. 1987, Brighton 
Presbyterian Church, Rochester, N.Y. They 
have two sons, Kenneth Karl, bom August 
15, 1990, and Tyler Jacob, bom March 20. 
1992. Her husband is international sales man- 
ager, CCI, Wilmington, Mass. They live in 
Bedford, N.H. 

Sheila A. Mulligan '84 married Richard 
Fitzpatrick. May 8, 1992, St. Patrick's 
Church, Woodbury, N.J. Sheila is a micro 
computer specialist. ISI. Her husband is an 
analyst with ISI. 

Nancy Jones '84 married William Beary, 
February 27, 1993, St. Paul's United Church 
of Christ, Garwood, N.J. Nancy is a program- 
mer/analyst with Martin Marietta. Bethesda. 
Md. Her husband is a software engineer. 
Discovery Communications. 


Class Reporter: 
Tracy Gerard Abler 
200 Lincoln A venue 
Rockville Centre. NY 11570 

Sally Amick '85. manager of creative com- 
munications for Prescriptives. a division of 
Estee Lauder, was recently featured in a 
Trenton Times article on the lipstick name 

Robbin Carriero Servidio '85. new trust 
business officer of Citizens First National 
Bank in Boonton Township, N.J., recently 
presented a seminar on "Estate Planning for 
the 90s." 

Arthur F. Richer '85. director of the 
School of Nurse Anesthesia at Geisinger 
Medical Center, was named president-elect of 
the Pennsylvania Association of Nurse 
Anesthetists. He will assume the office of 
president in October 1994. 

LuAnne Graybill King '85, music teacher 
at Juniata Mennonite School, leads the junior 
hand bell choir at Brown's United Methodist 
Church, Mifflintown, Pa. 

Lori Kahan '85 provided flute music for 
the Christmas Eve services at Gloria Dei 
Lutheran Church, Chatham, N J. 

Colleen Brenan Mogil '85 published a 
book entitled CALL BACK! Monologues for 
Men and Women. The book is designed for 
use by auditioning actors and also those 
studying public speaking. 

Bom to Chuck and Terri Gleichmann 
Kugler '85, a son, Bryan Anthony, June 5, 

10 Susquehanna Today 

1993. Terri is a programmer analyst with 
Bank America Insurance Group. They live in 
Santee, Calif. 

Born to Andy and Kathi Villano Woerner 
'85 a son, David. March 31. 1993. David 
joins brother Steven. They live in Santee, 

Born to Tara and Scott K. Hayward '85, a 
son, Andrew William, October 19, 1993. 

Bom to Carol and Jeffrey W. Dentler '85, 
a daughter, Emily Priscilla, January 15, 1994. 

Christy S. Pennell married Stephen B. 
Dietrich '85, October 23, 1993, St. Peter's 
United Church of Christ, Lancaster, Pa. Steve 
is owner of Ville Painters. His wife is 
employed by Coatesville Veterans 
Administration Medical Center. 

Patricia E. Garrity '85 married Darren 
Lowe, July 12, 1991, St. Patrick's Church, 
Chatham, N.J. Susquehannans in the wedding 
party were Christopher B. Lowe '87, 
Gregory D. Lowe '81, Kevin M. Garrity 
'89, Nancy Morris Gravalis '85 and 
Maureen E. Garrity '90. They have one son, 
Brendan Jay, bom May 27, 1993. 

Deborah A. Farkas married Stephen 
Comisac '85, August 21. 1993, Saints Peter 
and Paul Russian Orthodox Church, 
Minersville, Pa. Steve is employed by HTB 
Inc. of Cressona, Pa. His wife is a nurse at 
Pottsville Hospital. 


David P, Schleppy '86 has been named a 
partner in Clark, Lauer & Schaeffer; formerly 
Fisher, Clark & Lauer in Selinsgrove, Pa. 

Gail DiLonardo McNulty '86 and James 
A. McNulty '87 arc owners of McNulty's 
Homemade Ice Cream Parlor, Miller Place, 
Long Island, N.Y. They plan to open a 
McNulty's II later in 1994. 

Bom to Russell and Brenda Tice Rockwell 
'86. a daughter, Gretchen Elizabeth, February 
15, 1994. 

Bom to James and Doris Roth Carr '86. a 
son, Andrew Thomas, December 7, 1993, in 
Worms, Germany. 

Bom to David '86 and Darlene Weaver 
Roe '86, a son, Dylan Joseph, November 3. 

Allison F. Shepherd '86 married Daniel 
O'Connor, July 6, 1991, St. Mary's Church, 
Fishkill, N.Y. Jill Critchley Weber '86 was 
in the wedding party. Allison is a seventh- 
grade teacher. Port Jervis, N.Y. Her husband 
is an electrical engineer, IBM, East Fishkill, 
N.Y. They had a son, Daniel Patrick, April 
23, 1993. Allison earned a master's degree in 
education, SUNY at New Paltz, N.Y. 


Class Reporter: 
Cynthia L. Cooke 
846 Green Pond Road 
Rockaway. NJ 07866-4403 

Laura Beckie McQuaid '87 has been 
named a sales manager at Blenheim, Fort 
Lee, N.J. Her responsibilities include exhibit 
sales in the Midwest and California for UNIX 
EXPO - the premier trade show for UNIX 
and Open Systems technology at the Jacob 
Javits Convention Center in New York City. 

Robena Reaid Spangler '87, new youth 
director at Chambersburg YMCA, plans to 
add social skills training to the list of activi- 
ties available for economically and socially 
disabled youth. 

Leslie B. O'Malley '87 has joined the fac- 
ulty as computer coordinator in the lower 
school of the William Penn Charter School in 

Bom to Kenneth and Kerry Anne Decker 
Ducey '87, a son, Kenneth Paul III, 
September 14, 1993. 

Brenda J. Dunseath married Edward K. 
Shu man '87, August 27, 1993, First Baptist 
Church, Carmel Valley, Calif. Ned, a lieu- 
tenant in the U.S. Navy, is stationed at the 
Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, 

Amy S. Fuller '87 married Neil P. Grubb, 
August 1, 1992, Grove United Methodist 
Church, West Chester, Pa. Susquehannans in 
the wedding party were Linda J. Hagelgans 
'87 and Ann M. Straka '88. Charlotte, the 
daughter of Charlie '83 and Anna MJIhein 
Jordan '84. was the flower girl. Amy is an 
occupational therapist, OPT Services Inc., in 
Wilmington, Del. Her husband is co-owner 
and kitchen manager of the Black Horse 
Restaurant. Chester Springs, Pa. 


Class Reporter: 
Mark Thorsheim 
102 Sienna Lane 
Classboro, NJ 08028 

Christine Clewell Santos '88 gave an 
organ recital at Second Congregational 
Church, Norway, Maine, on Christmas Eve. 
She played on the church's 98-year-old 
Emmons Howard tracker pipe organ. 
Christine is a doctoral student in church 
music at the University of Michigan. 

Sarah Corbin Dietz '88 is a financial plan- 
ner with Prudential, St. Petersburg, Fla. 

cont. on p. 12 

Tee-Shirt Party. Friends from the Class of 1 986 met for their eighth annua) Christmas gathering 
decked out in tee-shirts from McNulty's Ice Cream Parlor, Port Jefferson, N.Y. Gail DiLonardo McNulty 
'86, co-owner of the business with her husband Jim McNulty '87, tool: the photo. Standing, left to 
right, are Janice Dunphy Shaara. Caroline Hackel Gamgan. Lynn Horner Kemly and Diane Braisted. 
Sitting are Diane Mead. Trish Hill Moraitis, Karen Fern Hadley. Beth Biehl, Karey Doty-McDonnell, 
Gina Hucke Bunting. Stephanie Foglia Donato. Leanne Jacone. 

weeKena is reaiiy 

"Staying in SU's recently refur- 
bished dorms not only brings 
back memories but guarantees 
that everyone can maximize 
their time together - what the 
weekend is really all about." 

"Our afternoon 'stroll down 
memory lane' provided a lot of 
laughs as we relived some of the 
more interesting aspects of 
campus life in the mid-sixties in 
rural Pennsylvania." 

Rich Spoils '68 

"You will be treated 
royally, as we were." 

Ruth McCorkill '43 


JUNE 3*4*5 

Susquehanna Today 11 

Waller A. Patton '88 earned a doctoral 
degree in chemistry from Lehigh University. 
He has begun a post-doctoral research fellow- 
ship at the National Institutes of Health, 
Bethesda, Md. 

Bom to Frank and Victoria Fagan Womer 
'88. a son, Zachary Tyler. March 31, 1993. 

Barbara E. Wicke married James A. Balas 
'88. July 24, 1993, at the Lutheran 
Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. Pa. 
Balas teaches high school mathematics at 
Burmudian Springs School District in York 
Springs, Pa. His wife is a physical therapist. 
Polyclinic Medical Center in Harrisburg, Pa. 
Jim and Michael Spangler '88 took part in 
the filming of several battle scenes in the 
movie "Gettysburg." 

Rebecca L. Lent '88 married Douglas J. 
Correllus. August 14. 1993, St. John's 
Lutheran Church, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The 
Reverend Virginia M. Biniek '67 performed 
the ceremony. Susquehannans in the wedding 
party were Lori A. Bierly '88 and Julia Y. 
Lu '88. Rebecca and her husband are both 
music teachers. 

Jacqueline M. Sorge '88 married James 
Dugan. September 25. 1993, Notre Dame, 
North Caldwell, N.J. Jacqueline is an account 
executive in sales. CIGNA, New York City. 
Her husband is with the treasury department, 
Solomon Brothers, New York City. 

Jessica E. Halas married Timothy A. 
Laubach '88, August 28, 1993, College Hill 
Presbyterian Church, Easton. Pa. In the wed- 
ding party from Susquehanna was Jonathan 
P. Laubach '84. Tim is employed by 
Thomson Publishing. His wife is in the 
administration department of St. Luke's 

Candace L. Lain *88 married Ralph 
Petruzzo, October 9, 1993, at the Pine Island 
Turf Nursery, Pine Island, N.Y. 
Susquehannans in the wedding party were 
Cynthia Lain Rowan '88 and Carolyn A. 
Calderon '88. Candace is employed at Pine 
Island Turf Nursery. Her husband is self- 
employed with Petruzzo Products in Corinth, 

Patricia Leahy married Keith Delaporte 
'88. April 24. 1993. Our Lady of Mount 
Carmel Church, Ridgewood, N.J. Keith is a 
branch manager. Chemical Bank of New 
Jersey. His wife is with Bankers Trust Co. 


Beth Mershon Derk '89 is a biology, sci- 
ence and physics teacher at Line Mountain 
High School, Mandata, Pa. She is also an 
adjunct professor at Susquehanna University, 
teaching a course in science and technology. 

Edward M. Lopez '89 joined the optomet- 
ric practice of Gerald B.M. Stein and Harvey 
P. Hanlen, State College, Pa. Bom to Ed and 
his wife Michele Bridges Lopez '86. a 
daughter. Jennifer Lynne, November 22, 

Damita J. Hoover married Brett L. Reiland 
'89, November 5, 1993, in The Gazebo, 
Selinsgrove, Pa. Susquehannans in the wed- 
ding party were Christopher Reiland '84, 
Richard Reiland '87 and Sue Reiland Derr 
'84. Brett is a (light attendant at Delta Air 
Lines. His wife is a hair stylist at 
Expressions. Selinsgrove, Pa. 

Jean L. Meyer '90 married Brian P. 
Forberg '89, July 17, 1993, Zion Lutheran 
Church, Westwood, N.J. In the wedding party 
from Susquehanna were Matthew A. 
Boynton '88, Douglas W. Yodcr '90. Diane 
Esty '89. Melissa A. Weigle '90, Jennifer B. 
Wainwright '90 and Teresa Monahan 
Olivo '89. Brian is controller for the invest- 

ment banking firm, A.J. Michaels & Co.. Ltd. 
in Hauppauge, N.Y. Jean is district sales 
manager, Chrysler Corporation, Tappan, N.Y. 

Kimberly A. Norton '89 married Thomas 
C. Kocaj '89, September 11, 1993, St. 
Aloysius Roman Catholic Church. Jersey 
City, N.J. Susquehannans in the wedding 
party were Deborah A. McAllister '89, 
Laura C. Ambielli '89, Dierdre N. Weiss 
'89, Bryan A. Brust '90 and Gregory M. 
Marsh '89. Kim is an assistant trader with 
Bear Steams in New York City. Tom is a 
supervising underwriter in the financial insti- 
tution unit of Continental Insurance, also in 
New York City. 

Sharon L. Stauffer '89 married Leigh A. 
Mazion, October 23, 1993, St. Joseph's 
Catholic Church, Hanover, Pa. Lauren L. 
Bodmer '89 was in the wedding party. 
Sharon is a music educator in the Conewago 
Valley School District. Her husband is with 
3M Corp. 

Marcia I. Hoge '89 married Jeffrey E. 
Hart, September 18, 1993, Bel Air United 
Methodist Church, Bel Air, Md. Marcia is 
site coordinator. University of Maryland. Her 
husband is systems engineer, PECO Energy 
Co. Marcia earned a master of science degree 
in counseling, Gannon University. 


Class Reporter: 
Angela J. Johnson 
5 Wild Apple Lane 
Old Saybrook, CI 06475 

Jeffrey Elwell '90, employed by Daney, 
Cannon, Truitt and Sameki in Wilmington, 
Del., was elected to membership in the 
American Institute of Certified Public 

R. Darrin White '90 is account executive, 
Dean Witter. Elmira, N.Y. 

Heather G. Cooley '90 is a neuroscience 
research technician, The Guthrie Foundation 
for Medical Research, Sayre, Pa. 

Bom to Paul and Laurie Erickson 
Seraendinger '90. a son. Ryan Paul, January 
21, 1994. 

Allison P. Hirschman '90 married Mark 
R. Wetzel '90, July 10, 1993, Mary Mother 
of the Redeemer Church. North Wales, Pa. 
Susquehannans in the wedding party were 
Kimberly H. Kress '90, Michele Hohne 
Rosenthal '90, Matthew E. Petchel '91, 
Andrew N. Babcock '91 and Hugo J. 
Warns '90. Allison is a first-grade teacher at 
VanDerveer School in Somerville, N.J. Mark 
is a purchasing agent for Artco Corp. in 
Hatfield. N.J. 

Leslie S. Rippard '90 married Frank 
Johnson, November 13, 1993, Grace 
Episcopal Church, Madison, N.J. Leslie is a 
second-grade teacher, Baltimore City public 
schools. Her husband is an electrical engi- 
neer, Annapolis Microsystems. 

Karen Laudadio married William 
McGarrigle '90. June 5, 1993, St. Joan of 
Arc Catholic Church. Marlton, N.J. In the 
wedding party from Susquehanna were Sean 
P. Tighe '90 and Douglas R. Wheeler '90. 
Bill is senior transportation specialist, E.I. 
Dupont, Wilmington, Del. His wife is a com- 
mercial lender. Continental Bank of New 

Patricia A. Schneider '90 married Paul D. 
Cote '91, May I. 1993, Richfield, Pa. 
Susquehannans in the wedding party were 
Elizabeth D. Schneider '93 and Mark D. 
Cote '91. Patty is a self-employed crafter and 
Paul is a chemist/stockkeeper. Viking 
Energy, Northumberland, Pa. 

Friends on hand for a wedding celebration are. left to right, Francesca G. Mattiussi '9 1 , Jenny 
£. Myers '91. bride Pamela Adler Petker '91, Erik W. Bronander '91, Elian L. Botti '90. Sandra E. 
Wachter '91 andjenna E. Leith '91. 

Marcia R. Fryklund '91 married 
Christopher D. Elvidge '90, July 18, 1992, 
Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Schwenksville, 
Pa. In the wedding party from Susquehanna 
were Melissa Good Markley '91. Sarah 
Andres Gormley '91, Sangeeta Lai '91. 
Kevin Gormley '88 and Dana S. Leach '89. 
Chris is health care market representative, 
Standard Register. Marcia is a kindergarten 
teacher, Goddard School, West Chester, Pa. 

Andrea L. Light '90 married Daniel J. 
Speraw, December 18, 1993, Salem Lutheran 
Church, Lebanon, Pa. Andrea's sister Kristin 
'95 was in the wedding party. Andrea is a 
full-time student at Lancaster General 
Nursing School. Her husband is employed by 
the Lebanon Middle School. 

Renee M. Greene '90 married Paul L. 
Kanaskie, October 2, 1993, Sacred Heart 
Church, New Philadelphia, Pa. 
Susquehannans in the wedding party were 
Jennie M. Giasi '90 and Donna M. Major 
'90. Renee is a loan administrative assistant, 
Commonwealth Bank, Lewisburg, Pa. Her 
husband is project manager. McDowell Oil 
Services, Milton, Pa. Renee earned a master's 
degree in English, Bucknell University. 

Jean L. Meyer '90 married Brian P. 
Forberg '89 (see 1989) 

Voice Recital. Contralto Kim Kurtz '91, left, 
recently performed a full length vocal recital 
with Sherry Sheafler Breton 76. her accompa- 
nist and voice teacher. 


David Battisti '91 represented Dickinson 
School of Law at the regional round of the 
National Trial Competition in Richmond, Va. 

Mark E. Schmidt '91 is a staff accountant 
for New Beginnings at Meadows/Hidden 
Brook in Annapolis, Md. This is a subsidiary 
of National Medical Enterprises, Inc. in Santa 
Monica, Calif. 

Mark H. Nicholas '91 is an associate in the 
business and finance department. Drinker, 
Biddle & Reath in Philadelphia. He earned a 
juris doctor degree from Syracuse University 
College of Law where he received special 
recognition in federal taxation, corporate tax- 
ation and tax practice. 

Kimberly Kurtz '91, contralto, performed 
a full-length vocal recital with Sherry 
Sheafler Breton '76, her accompanist and 
voice teacher. Kim began vocal study with 

Sherry when Kim was in junior high school. 
Kim was active in choral music at 
Susquehanna. Kim is debit manager of 
accounts payable for Boscov's Department 
Stores, Reading, Pa. Sherry teaches privately 
in her home and performs frequently. She 
solos with the New Holland Concert Band 
and serves as a dramatic coach to local musi- 
cal groups. 

Erik D. Kirkland '91, a lance corporal in 
the U.S. Marines, returned from duty in 
Okinawa. Japan. 

Melissa Herbster '91 married Martin 
Schweiter '91. October 2, 1993, Villanova 
Chapel, Villanova, Pa. Melissa is a recruiting 
coordinator for Andersen Consulting, 
Florham Park, N.J. Martin is a tax consultant 
for Arthur Andersen. New York City. 

Elizabeth Danforth '91 married Dwight 
Griffith, July 3, 1993, First Parish, Weston, 
Mass. Susquehannans in the wedding party 
were Karen L. Nelson '90. Cynthia N. 
Hamme '91 and Victoria L. Witt '91. 
Elizabeth is a first-grade teacher. Beverly, 
Mass. Her husband is a sales representative. 
Parametric Technology. 

Laura Whitehouse married Robert F. Doto 
'91, October 9, 1993, St. Mary's Episcopal 
Church. Sparta, N.J. Susquehannans in the 
wedding were Todd G. Truedson '90, 
Michael F. Gaynord '90. Linda C. Sodt 
'92, Laurissa M. Brown '90 and Patricia 
M. Klose '90. Robert is supervisor, corporate 
customer service. Tiffany & Co., Parsippany. 
N.J. His wife is a marketing support coordi- 
nator, Quantic Group, Livingston, N.J. 

Michelle D. McCabe '91 married Daniel J. 
Serafin, October 23, 1993, Sts. Peter and Paul 
Church. Plains, Pa. Carrie L. Ratkus '91 
was in the wedding party. Michelle is an 
assistant manager with Norwest Financial, 
Lemoyne, Pa. Her husband is an analyst for 
EDS, Camp Hill, Pa. 

Kimberlee A. Hatpin '91 married Gary 
Frederick, July 17, 1993, St. Rose Church. 
Belmar, N.J. In the wedding party from 
Susquehanna were Susan Berdela Sahler 
'90. Shani Williams Schalles '91 and June 
Beadencup McCormick '91. Kim teaches 
third and fourth grade at St. Peter's School, 
Middleton, Wi. 

Pamela B. Adler '91 married Andrew 
Petker, September 4, 1993. They live in 
Larchmont, N.Y. 

Marcia R. Fryklund '91 married 
Christopher D. Elvidge '90 (see 1990) 

Patricia A. Schneider '90 married Paul D. 
Cote '91 (see 1990) 


Class Reporter: 
Julie Heckman Mullin 
26 WHson Boulevard 
Eagteville, PA 19403 

12 Susquehanna Today 

Robert Knupp '92. a graduate student at 
East Carolina University pursuing a master of 
music degree in organ performance, recently 
gave an organ recital at Weber Chapel 
Auditorium on the Susquehanna campus. He 
is organist for the First Baptist Church of 
Goldsboro, N.C. 

Stanley E. Romanoski '92 offers account- 
ing services at his office located at the Bear 
Gap Store, Bear Gap, Pa. 

Michael Bredehoeft '92 is financial con- 
troller, Benfield Electric, Forest Hill, Md. 

Joseph T. Bressi '92 and Peter Rendina 
*93 have joined to form a band called 
"Shotgun Riders." They have played in clubs 
around the Philadelphia area and 
Susquehannans are often among the fans. 

Janet E. Meyers '92 is a trainee in NBC's 
prestigious ten-month Page Program. 
Following the first two months as a tour 
guide. Janet spent 10 weeks on the set of 
"Saturday Night Live." 

Diane R. Paul '92 married Richard D. 
Duker, November 27, 1993, Lakeside 
Lutheran Church, Harrisburg, Pa. In the wed- 

ding party from Susquehanna were Jennifer 
J. Moore '92 and Jennifer A. Ives '92. 

Diane is a team librarian and her husband is a 
development technologies specialist, both 
with Capital Blue Cross, Harrisburg, Pa. 

Julie A. Hickman '92 married Matthew 
Mullin, October 23, 1993. Susquehannans in 
the wedding party were Andrea C. Bonita 
'92, Sarah J. Shofran '92 and Susan D. 
Reilly '92. Julie is a financial analyst for 
Children's Seashore House in Philadelphia. 

Margaret Bentz '92 married Christopher 
G. Staley, September 25, 1993, St. Mark's 
Lutheran Church, York, Pa. Margaret is a 
bridal consultant with Pat Morgan's Bridal 
Shop, York, Pa. 


Lesley B. Wilkinson married John Dixon 
Morrow '93, July 4, 1993, aboard a ship, The 
Sightseer, in the waters around Cape May and 
Wildwood, N.J. John is executive director of 
Dixon Productions and Video Adventures. 

Oats of 1 992 graduates celebrating the marriage of Diane Paul '92 to Richard Duker are, 
left to right, Jennifer Wicks, Linda Shultz, Jennifer Moore, Diane Paul Duker. Jennifer Ives and 
Eileen Thomas Swanson. 

Alumni Association Elections. The Susquehanna University Alumni 
Association will hold its annual meeting and election of officers on 
June 4, 1994. The nominees are: 
For one-year terms as officers of the Alumni Association: 


Carol B. Kehler 74, Mechanicsburg, PA 

Vice President 

Richard D. Spotts '68, Doylestown, PA 

Vice President 

Roxanne Havice Vermillion 71, Summit Hill, PA 


Dorothy Wesner '81 , Dauphin, PA 


Chester G. Rowe '52, Selinsgrove, PA 

For three-year terms as members-at-large to the Alumni Association: 
Douglas Carlson '88, Montvale, NJ 
Robert F. Herr '90, Belleville, NJ 
Stephanie Haase Moore '60, Wilton, CT 
Ruth Scott Nunn '55, Potomac, MD 
Ellen Schmidt Odenath 79, Mendham, NJ 
Barbara Evans Summers '65, Radnor, PA 
Suzanne Yenchko '68, Lemoyne, PA 

For three-year terms as Alumni Representatives to the University Board of 

Lynn Hassinger Askew '57, Manville, NJ 
Frederick W. Kelly '66. Selinsgrove, PA 

In Memory 

Marguerite Haupt Hackenberg '17, 
Milton, Pa„ April 20, 1990. 

Paul G. Winey '20, Harrisburg, Pa., 
August 28, 1988. Paul served as a signalman 
aboard the battleship USS Alabama during 
World War I. Paul retired in 1962 after 34 
years as floor salesman in Bowman's furni- 
ture department. He served as a tour guide for 
Capitol Trailways for 14 years. He was active 
in YMCA Retired Men's Club, Tri-County 
Council of Senior Citizens, and the 
Susquehanna Chapter of the American 
Association of Retired People. Ki did volun- 
teer work for the American Red Cross, the 
food bank at Messiah Lutheran Church, and 
was an active member of Lakeside Lutheran 
Church in Harrisburg. 

Mary Patterson Clark '25. Orlando, Fla., 
May 1992. She was preceded in death by her 
husband, Max C. Clark '25. 

Ethen A. Miller '27, Millersburg, Pa., July 
24, 1991. 

Eva Leiby Grace '28, Selinsgrove, Pa.. 
July 6, 1991. She taught business education 
in Selinsgrove, Pa. 

Elizabeth Phillips Lahr '32, Muncy, Pa., 
October 3, 1992. 

Albert C. Meyer '34, of Erie, Pa., 
December 7, 1993. 

Frances Smith Novinger *37, Millersburg. 
Pa., March 8. 1992. She had been a high 
school teacher. 

Mary Heim Davey '38. Easton, Pa„ 
December 27, 1 993. She was head of the 
occupational therapy department at 
Gracedale, the Northampton County home, 
for 15 years before she retired in 1988. 
Before that she worked as a medical secretary 
for Easton Hospital and Dr. Albert J. Kaspar. 
She was a member of Good Shepherd 
Lutheran Church in Wilson Borough. She 
was also a member of the Northampton 
County Literacy Program, teaching reading to 
inmates at the Northampton County Prison. 

Margaret Dunkle Kniseley '41, Glendale. 
Calif., December 19, 1993. She had taught 
music from 1959 to 1979, as well as serving 
as organist and leading children's choirs. 
Among the survivors is her husband, Karl E. 
Kniseley '38. 

Richard E. Matthews '43, Williamsport, 
Pa., February 11, 1994. He served in the U.S. 

Army during World War II. He earned a 
D.D.S. from Temple University School of 
Dentistry. He was a family dentist in 
Williamsport for 42 years. 

Gloria Machamer Gaugler '46. of Lower 
Paxton Township, Pa., January 30, 1994. She 
was a retired federal employee and a former 
music teacher in Lancaster County. She was a 
member and former choir director of Christ 
Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was a 
member of Eastern Star. Lower Paxton 
Golden Age Club, and she planned programs 
for St. Thomas Senior Citizens Center. 

Kenneth D. Orr '49, New Providence, 
N.J., January 9, 1994. He was an Army veter- 
an of World War II and the Korean War. He 
had been an administrative advertising man- 
ager for U.S. News and World Report in New 
York for 30 years, before retiring in 1985. He 
had played football at Susquehanna on the 
team that was coached by Amos Alonzo 
Stagg Sr. and Jr. 

Jay L. Hand '50, of West Orange, N.J., 
November 22, 1993. He served in the U.S. 
Army Intelligence Corps in Europe in World 
War II. He earned a master's degree in educa- 
tion from Columbia University in 1951. From 
1968 until 1993, he served the West Essex, 
N.J., School District, beginning as a business 
education teacher and retiring as superinten- 
dent of schools. 

Chitose Kei Sasaki '53, Kumamoto, Japan, 
January 9, 1993. She earned a master of arts 
degree at Columbia University. She taught at 
a Lutheran boys' school, Kyushu Gakuin 
Lutheran High School, Kumamoto City, 
Japan for more than 20 years. 

Esther Rebuck Speck '60, Orwigsburg, 
Pa., February 20, 1991 . She was an aide at 
Hamburg State Hospital, Hamburg, Pa. 
Among the survivors is her husband. Howard 
Speck Jr. *60. 

Richard W. Brown '67, Silver Spring, 
Md.,July 13, 1993. 

John D. Crusius '72, Piano, Texas, 
September 20, 1993. He was project manag- 
er, Geico Insurance. 

Ronald B. Lennen Jr. '76, Key West, Fla., 
January 31. 1994. He was a Realtor, Truman 
Annex Development Corp. 

William A. Ramundo '91. East Hanover. 
N.J., February 28, 1992. 

"Jazz Minister" 

The Reverend John Garcia Gensel '40 was the guest of honor at a New 

York City Alumni Club reception at St. Peter's Church in Manhattan. The 

renowned minister to the jazz community retired on January I after more than 

30 years of service to his congregation. Several of Pastor Gensel s musical 

friends joined him for the evening and entertained the group with some hot 


Pastor Gensel also appeared recently on "Regis and Kathie Lee' where he was 
interviewed by the hosts and officiated at a live, on-air wedding. 

Susquehanna Today /.' 

Class of 1993 Report 

Andrea A. Aita is a recreational therapist, 
Morris Hills Multicare Center, Morristown, 

Kathleen Albert is a music teacher, Mid- 
West School District. 

Michael J. Alderman is a financial consul- 
tant, Merrill Lynch. Camp Hill, Pa. 

Katherine T. Apple is in charge of ship- 
ping. Video Archives Inc.. Paoli, Pa. 

Jill Renec Aurand is a customer support 
representative, Compudata Health Corp., 
Selinsgrove, Pa. 

Joseph R. Babcock is an assistant auditor 
at KPMG Peat Marwick, Short Hills, N.J. 

Mark Baiz is a sales representative, 
American Frozen Foods, Syracuse, N.Y. 

Andrew J. Berkey is a substitute teacher in 
Danville and Selinsgrove, Pa. 

Justin T. Binstead is a financial sales rep- 
resentative, John Hancock, Camp Hill, Pa. 

Wendy Blackburn is a first-grade teacher. 
Colonial School District, Plymouth Meeting, 

Ellen C. Blank is an account executive, 
Kahn Travel Communications, New York 

Lisa Bobb MacDougall is a marketing 
assistant. Journal Publications Inc., Harris- 
burg, Pa. 

Douglas S. Bogar is pursuing a doctor of 
philosophy degree in applied ethics, Ohio 
University, Athens, Ohio. 

Emily K. Boylan is a print production 
assistant, Ammirati & Puris Inc. 

Joseph D. Bradley is a management infor- 
mation systems specialist, Louis Homick 
Inc., Haverstraw, N.Y. 

Matthew P. Branca is president, Philadel- 
phia Rock Gym Inc., Philadelphia's first pro- 
fessionally-designed indoor sport climbing 

Tami Brokenshire is a case manager, 
Schuylkill County Mental Health and Mental 
Retardation Agency, Pottsville, Pa. 

Daniel F. Burns is an analyst, Lehman 
Brothers, New York City. 

Kay E. Capell is assistant manager of 
Paradise Cafe, Sands Hotel and Casino, 
Atlantic City, N.J. 

Edward F. Christian is a management 
trainee. Summit Bank, Summit, N.J. 

Saranne Clark Corbin is a supervisor, 
Brookline Manor Nursing Facility, 
Mifflintown, Pa. 

Corrine L. Como is pursuing a degree in 
optometry. New England College of 
Optometry, Boston, Mass. 

Sean T. Cooper is a fire claims adjuster, 
State Farm Insurance Co., Wayne, N.J. 

Rachel H. Cornell is pursuing a degree in 
medical research, SUNY, Stonybrook, N.Y. 

Jason A. Coxall is with Castronics Inc., 
Medway, Mass. 

John W. Crane is a sales manager. Tele- 
share Communications Group Inc., Scarsdale, 

Cassandra E. Crawford is pursuing a 
degree in social work. University of Mary- 
land, Baltimore, Md. 

Sean D. Dakshaw is a medical student, 
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic 
Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Judith A, Davenport is pursuing a degree 
in education. California State University, 
Hayward, Calif. 

George E. Day is a financial consultant. 
Merrill Lynch, Wayne. Pa. 

Christopher A. DeNardo is pursuing a 
degree in law, Widener School of Law, Wil- 
mington, Del. 

Bradford P. DeNoce is a counselor. Alter- 
natives Counseling Services, Selinsgrove, Pa. 

Georgia Doherty Sipes is executive direc- 

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tor for Resources Volunteer Management 
Services Inc., Freeburg, Pa. 

Christy Donkochik Snyder is an accoun- 
tant for AMP Inc., Harrisburg, Pa. 

Todd W. Donovan is pursuing a master of 
music degree in vocal performance, San 
Francisco Conservatory of Music, San 
Francisco, Calif. 

Colleen R. Dougherty is in human 
resource training, Continental Insurance, New 
York City. 

Jennifer M. Dunlop is a claim representa- 
tive, St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Co., 
New York City. 

Keith V. Edmonds is a sixth-grade mathe- 
matics teacher, Pocono Mountain School 
District, Swiftwater, Pa. 

Michael G. Ettlemyer is a sales representa- 
tive, Republic New York Corporation, 
Brooklyn, N.Y. 

Ashlee G. Etzweiler is attending Simmons 
Institute of Funeral Service, Syracuse, N.Y. 

Shannon Fairley is a management trainee 
for K-Mart, Frackville, Pa. 

Robert C. Ferris is a compliance assistant, 
Bull & Bear Group Inc., New York City. 

Jim Filipovits works for Continental 

Russell Fincher is an associate research 
technician, Geisinger Medical Center Weis 
Center for Research, Danville, Pa. 

Adam D. Fink is an air quality specialist, 
United Energy Services Corporation, 
Reading, Pa. 

Janine Flora is a trainee with Strawbridge 
& Clothier. Philadelphia. Pa. 

Sharon J. Foight is a research analyst. 
Securities Data Company, Newark, N.J. 

Sharon D. Fox is pursuing a teaching cer- 
tificate in art education, Edinboro University 
of Pennsylvania. 

Ellen M. Gallagher is a sales assistant, 
Peter Gallagher, New York City. 

Trenton Gingerich is a network manager, 
Osram Sylvania. Towanda, Pa. 

Mary Ann Glassic is pursuing a degree in 
biology, University of Maryland and is a 
researcher in cell/molecular biology, U.S. 
Army- Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 
Silver Springs, Md. 

Marcel! Goetaski is pursuing a degree in 
social work, Rutgers University, New 
Brunswick, N.J. 

Christopher Grayson is an assistant audi- 
tor. KPMG Peat Marwick, Harrisburg, Pa. 

Sharon E. Grimm works for Windfall 
Farms, Montgomery, N.Y. 

Renea L. Gummo is pursuing a degree in 
political science and sociology, Valparaiso 
School of Law, Valparaiso, Ind. 

Carol Haas is a staff accountant, KPMG 
Peat Marwick, Harrisburg, Pa. 

Jenifer S. Hambel is library assistant at 
Lowenstein, Sandler, Fisher, Kohl & Boylan, 
in Roseland, N.J. She is also pursuing parale- 
gal certification, National Academy for 
Paralegal Studies, Caldwell, N.J. 

Jeremy Hamm works for Kidder, Peabody 
& Co. Inc., Williamsport, Pa. 

Holly M. Hans is pursuing a degree in biol- 
ogy. University of Pennsylvania. 

Rebecca S. Harvey is a staff accountant. 
Wilson Color Inc., Neshanic Station, N.J. 

Wendy L. Hayes is an environmental engi- 
neer intern, U.S. Army Environmental 
Hygiene Agency, Aberdeen, Md. 

Brian H. Heidelbach is a lance corporal in 
the U.S. Marines. He recently completed the 
administrative clerk course and received a 
meritorious award for academic excellence. 

Traci Henry is a teacher, Best Friends Day 

William J. Hesnan is an account executive. 

The Night Sky from Fisher Science Hall Science was the draw for one of Susquehanna's 
largest alumni events ever. More than 300 guests gathered in Fisher Science Hall for a view of the 
skies through the University's reflecting telescope. Associate Professor of Physics Richard Kozlowski 75 
guided the project. Other activities during the evening included a special demonstration by Professor 
of Chemistry Neil Potter and a visit from Ben Franklin (a.k.a. Professor of Physics Fred Grosse). 

Christmas City Printing Co. Inc.. Bethlehem, 

Roy Hossler works in the warehouse, 
Thomas Hardware & Fasteners. 

Soren H. Huba is a technical market ana- 
lyst, Dresoner Bank Corp., Frankfurt, 

Tere Van Huskirk Hummel is a purchas- 
ing agent, Dorsey Trailers Inc., Northumber- 
land, Pa. 

Vincent Iandimarino is in management- 
sales. Premier Car Rental Incorporated, 
Upper Saddle River, N.J. 

Prem Janardhan is pursuing a doctor of 
philosophy degree in computer science, 
Camegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Kristen A. Janner is pursuing a degree in 
technical and professional writing, 
Northeastern University, Boston, Mass. 

Christopher B. Jeanes is an assistant 
media planner, Ogilvy and Mather Advertis- 
ing, New York City. 

Carol L. Jones is a manager. Limited Inc., 
Baltimore, Md. 

Craig A. Jones is a credit analyst. MBNA 
America, Wilmington, Del. 

Daniel R. Jopp is an environmental techni- 
cian, RMC Environmental Services, Spring 
City, Pa. 

Richard L. Kaller is a network manager, 
Semcor Inc., Warminster, Pa. 

Christopher D. King is an environmental 
planner, Pennsylvania Department of Trans- 
portation, Montoursville, Pa. 

Thomas J. King is a sales representative, 
American Frozen Foods, Stratford, Conn. 

Heather Kipping is pursuing a paralegal 
certificate, The Philadelphia Institute, Phila- 
delphia, Pa. She does billing/accounting for 
Jargensen Steel, Langhome, Pa. 

James D. Kirchner is a computer program- 
mer. First National Trust Bank, Sunbury, Pa. 

Matthew D. Kirkner is a telephone collec- 
tor, Central Credit Audit, Sunbury, Pa. 

Kenneth W. Kleppinger Jr. is pursuing a 
law degree at Widener University School of 
Law, Wilmington, Del. 

Stephanie A. Koch is with TECHMATICS 
Inc., an Arlington, Virginia based high-tech- 
nology, research and engineering firm. 

Jennifer L. Kodak is pursuing a master of 
science degree in counseling and human rela- 
tions, Villanova University, Villanova, Pa. 

Katherine A. Koeppen is a customer ser- 
vice representative, Pro Select Sports, Elm- 
hurst, 111. 

David M. Kopitsky is with H.C. Payne & 
Sons, Shamokin, Pa. 

Sarah E. Kornhaber is a project adminis- 
trator, Jeffrey M. Brown Associates, Hunting- 
don Valley, Pa. 

Kathy A. Kovatch works for Kovatch 

Corporation, Nesquehoning, Pa. 

Michelle Kreger Cavanaugh is pursuing a 
medical doctor degree. The Penn State 
College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa. 

Kimberly B. LaBarbera is a recreation 
therapist, Celia Cook, Lincoln Park 
Intermediate Care Center, Lincoln Park, N.J. 

Kimberly Lanni is assistant to the vice 
president, American Scientific Publications, 
Fort Lee, N.J. 

Kathleen M. Lanzaro is on the technical 
support staff, QMed, Laurence Harbor, N.J. 

Lisa A. LaSala is pursuing a degree in 
school psychology, Bucknell University, 
Lewisburg, Pa. 

Carole J. Leibrandt is a mortgage proces- 
sor. Fox Chase Federal Savings Bank. Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 

Gregory P. Ligenza is in sales, Kovatch 
Corporation, Nesquehoning, Pa. 

Kwame Lloyd-Williams is coach for wom- 
en's soccer, Susquehanna University. 

Allison Lukasavage is a sales specialist for 
Mellon Bank. 

Steven J. Lynch is in the career develop- 
ment program, Duncannon & Holt Group, 
New York City. 

John T. Macko is an underwriter, 
Continental Insurance, Westfield, N.J. 

Gina M. Macmillan is an assistant account 
executive, D.J. Storch & Associates, Summit, 

John S. Marani is pursuing a degree in 
French at the University of Maryland, where 
he is also employed. 

Kristie C. Maravelli is pursuing a degree 
in health and physical education. West 
Chester University, West Chester, Pa. 

Robert Mark is a special agent. Northwest- 
em Mutual Life Insurance Company, Harris- 
burg, Pa. 

Victoria C. Martz is a child behavior spe- 
cialist in the residential treatment department, 
Julia Dyckman Andrus Memorial, Yonkers, 

Kathleen A. Masterson is public relations 
director, Phillips Eye Center, Saddle Brook, 

Amanda McCaughey is an accountant- 
underwriter, Independence Blue Cross. 

Amy McCord is a teacher in a private day 
care preschool. 

Susan A. McCulloch is pursuing a degree 
in social work. Widener University, Chester, 

Shannon K. McGinnis is pursuing a 
degree in limnology. University of Helsinki, 

Jennifer A. McNamara is pursuing a 
degree in English, Lehigh University, Bethle- 
hem, Pa. 

Andrew T. McRoberts is a scheduler, 

Ernst & Young, Cleveland, Ohio. 

Laura E. Meier is attending SUNY, 
Binghamton, N.Y. 

Katherine M. Meola is a community ser- 
vice representative. The Cittone Institute, 
Edison, N.J. 

Jonathan S. Meudl is a credit manager, 
Norwest Financial, Springfield, NJ. 

Jason Michael is a piano teacher with 
Audrey Michael, West Lawn, Pa. 

James Mikolaichik is an accountant, 
Deloitte & Touche, Parsippany, N.J. 

Ronald J. Miller is pursuing a degree in 
education, Wagner College, Staten Island, 
N.Y. Ron is also assistant football coach 

Gregg R. Mills is an accountant for Tilcon, 
New Jersey in Haledon, N.J. 

James Mockus is an assistant manager. 
Blockbuster Video. 

Lisa Moody Litwin is a marketing assis- 
tant, Audre Inc., San Diego, Calif. 

Scott J. Moomaw is with Pizza Hut, 
Mechanicsburg, Pa. 

Alyson Moore Shirk is a music teacher. 
Lampeter-Strasburg School District, 
Lampeter, Pa. 

Larissa A. Moroskie is pursuing a degree 
in nursing, Geisinger School of Nursing, 
Danville, Pa. 

John D, Morrow is executive director, 
Dixon Productions and Video Adventures. 
West Orange, N.J. 

Tammy M. Mull is a secretary, American 
Home Foods. 

Daniel B. Murdock is a sports reporter. 
Middletown Times-Herald Record, 
Middletown, N.Y. 

Timothy J. Murray is a staff accountant, 
FRA, Arlington, Va. 

John W. Nacinovich is a communications 
specialist, U.S. Paging, Wayne, N.J. 

Christopher Naspo is a job trainer. United 
Cerebral Palsy, New York City. 

Daniel Navarro is an actor, Shenandoah 
Musical Theatre, Winchester, Va. 

Christine Nelis is in provider relations, 
U.S. Health Care. 

Elizabeth A. Nicodemus is pursuing a 
degree in English education, Millersville 
University, Millersville, Pa. 

Julie Nipoti is a reconciliation specialist, 
Goldman, Sachs & Co., New York City. 

Richard Noble is a senior claims calcula- 
tor. Mutual of America Insurance. New York 

Jennifer Norkus is a personnel assistant for 
Bear, Steams & Co. Inc., Whippany, N.J. 

Bryan P. Norman is the media center coor- 
dinator, Clarke & Company Public Relations 
and Crisis Communication, Boston, Mass. 

Dennis S. Novak is a recruitment coun- 
selor, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madi- 
son, N.J. 

Sean R. Oakes is with Paine Webber, Wee- 
hawken, N.J. 

Kimberly M. O'Connor is a fifth-grade 
teacher, Cliffside Park, N.J. 

Allison W. Odiorne is pursuing a degree in 
elementary education. West Chester 
University. West Chester, Pa. 

Patricia J. Ollivier is pursuing a degree in 
inorganic chemistry, Penn State University, 
State College. Pa. 

Russell Palermo is a senior technician, 

Douglas Patterson is with Electronics 
Assembly, Austin, Texas. 

Chad F. Peeling is curator, Clyde Peeling's 
Reptiland, Allenwood, Pa. 

Andrea Prato is a district manager, 
Automatic Data Processing, Clifton, NJ. 

Susanne Quackenbush is a sales represen- 
tative, Combined Insurance, Selinsgrove, Pa. 

Stephanie A. Re is pursuing a certificate of 

training in airlines and travel. The Boyd 
School, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Richard T. Reaman is a staff accountant, 
Emst & Young, Harrisburg, Pa. 

Charles S. Reece is a master electrician, 
Lily Langtry's Victorian Theatre, King of 
Prussia, Pa. 

Peter R. Rendina is with the U.S. Postal 
Service, Bala Cynwyd, Pa. 

William C. Rice is pursuing a degree in 
library science, University of Pittsburgh, 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Karl C. Riehl is pursuing a law degree at 
Seton Hall School of Law in Newark, N.J. 

Corrina L. Riley is a teacher, Union City 
School District, Union, N.J. 

Thomas A. Roach is a staff accountant, 
The London Agency Inc., Atlanta, Ga. 

Timothy L. Roach is a mortgage coun- 
selor. Trident Mortgage, Devon, Pa. 

Michael Robinson is a waiter, Chelsea 
Street Pub, Austin, Texas. 

Stacy L. Ross is pursuing a law degree, 
University of Richmond School of Law, 
Richmond, Va. 

Roy A. Rucci works for Andy Rucci, 
Staten Island, N.Y. 

Ronald J. Rux Jr. is a second lieutenant in 
the United States Marine Corps. 

Kelly B. Ryman is house manager, 
McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing 
Arts, Princeton, N.J. 

Christine M. Sanderson is pursuing a 
degree in engineering/geology, Drexel 
University, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Heather L. Schade is a substitute teacher, 
Hazleton/Weatherly/Bishop Hafey High 
School, Hazleton, Pa. 

Kimberly A. Schaller is a teacher. 
Memorial Lutheran School, Houston, Texas. 

Kiri K. Schmey is pursuing a degree in 
occupational therapy, Kean College, Union, 

Elizabeth Schneider is an associate consul- 
tant, partners division, Computer Sciences 
Corp., Wayne, Pa. 

Julianne M. Schweitzer works with the 
transportation department at Walt Disney 
World, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. 

Matthew F. Schwenk is a youth counselor, 
Tressler Lutheran Services Wilderness 
School, Boiling Springs, Pa. 

Jarret D. Serpa is pursuing a degree in 
economics, University of Texas, Austin, 

James M. Shaffer is in corporate sales, 
Philadelphia Insurance Companies. 

Megan A. Shannon is an administrative 
assistant, Linde-Griffith Construction Co., 
Newark, N.J. 

Jennifer F. Shaub is a feature reporter, 
Atlantic County This Week, Pleasantville, N.J. 

John E. Shave is account associate, Robert 
Marston Corporate Communications Inc., 
New York City. 

Nicole L. Sheetz is in the management pro- 
gram, Strawbridge & Clothier, Philadelphia, 

Ashley R. Sheridan is a distribution engi- 
neer. Environmental Medicine Resources 
Inc., Atlanta, Ga. 

Crystal L. Shiko is administrative assistant 
to the chief financial officer, Central Penn- 
sylvania Savings Association, Shamokin, Pa. 

Cynthia A. Sidoti is a purchaser. Blue 
Channel Chemical Corp.. New York City. 

Matthew D. Simmers is an accountant, 
Continental Insurance, New York City. 

Amy L. Skinner is a bill adjuster, IBM, 
Raleigh, N.C. 

Karen Skopal is a teller, Lafayette Bank. 

Lorena Slaugenhaupt is a department 
coordinator, Furman Foods Inc., Northumber- 

Heather K. Smith is a sales representative. 

EDS Electronic Data Systems, Camp Hill, Pa. 

Jeffrey M. Smith is pursuing a doctor of 
philosophy degree in cellular and molecular 
biology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, 

Todd E. Snyder is account manager for 
Andrews, Sacunas & Saline, Inc., Harrisburg, 
Pa., and a freelance writer. 

Steven Sofranko is with Merrill Lynch of 
New Jersey. 

Courtney M. Steele is a customer care rep- 
resentative, Cellular One, Paramus, N.J. 

Erin V. Stitcher is pursuing a degree in 
social work, Virginia Commonwealth 
University, Richmond, Va. 

Wendy Strasser is with Wal-Mart. 

Suzanne E. Strusz is a mathematics teach- 
er, Hackettstown High School, Hackettstown, 

Elizabeth A. Stuyvesant is director of 
music. First Presbyterian Church of Sharps- 
ville, Sharpsville, Pa. 

Christopher N. Sweeney is an audio visual 
technician, Projection Video Services. New 
York City. 

Andrew J. Tacelosky works for JLG 
Industries, McConnellsburg, Pa. 

Christopher R. Tobash is in sales, Tobash 
Insurance, Hegins, Pa. 

Jodilyn Tofts is a senatorial aide for 
Senator John Adler, Haddonfield, N.J. 

Shari Trembulak is a staff accountant, 
Emst & Young, Harrisburg, Pa. 

Matthew Triaca is pursuing a master of 
arts degree in public communication, 
American University, Washington, D.C. 

Christine Trout is a statistical consultant, 
Advanced Care Products, Johnson & Johnson 
Research Complex, North Brunswick, NJ. 

William C. Troutman II works for Weis 
Markets, Sunbury, Pa. 

Rebecca Valentine is pursuing a degree in 
biochemical engineering, University of 

Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Allan C. Valunas is a buyer, Winthrop 
University Hospital, Mineola, N.Y. 

Christopher W. Vardis is a sales represen- 
tative, Dictaphone. 

Susan E. Volansky is a case manager, 
Counseling and Care Services, Watsontown, 

Barbara L. Vonderhey is in research with 
Hershey Foods. 

Susan J. Wadsworth is a sales assistant, 
PNC Bank, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Karen Warner Higgins is a public rela- 
tions staff assistant for Stackig, Sanderson & 
White in McLean, Va. 

Nicole Wess is an assistant teacher. West 
Hills Pre-Camp. 

Holly M. Whitesel coaches field hockey. 
Red Land High School, New Cumberland, 

Stan J. Wilcox is enrolled in the M.B.A7 
Finance program at the University of Dela- 
ware in Newark, Del. 

Jonathan L. Williams is assistant to pro- 
ducers, Neufeld Rehme Productions, Para- 
mount Pictures Corporation, Hollywood, 

Melanie E. Williams is a research assistant 
in the bioengineering department, Penn State 
University, where she is pursuing a doctor of 
philosophy degree. 

Cheryl Wilson works in consumer order 
entry, John B. Anthony Co., Montville, NJ. 

Alison J. Winter is a program development 
specialist. Board of Medical Examiners of 
New Jersey, Trenton, NJ. 

Jon Wolfe is in jewelry sales for J.C. 

Shari L. Zeger is a staff accountant, Arthur 
Andersen, Lancaster, Pa. 

Eric S. Zizelmann is pursuing a degree in 
mathematics, Bucknell University, Lewis- 
burg, Pa. 

Alumni in the Clergy Susquehanna University Chaplain Christopher Thomforde (the very tall gen- 
tleman in the front rowl) hosted an on-campus reunion for alumni who are members of the clergy. 
Also joining the group were faculty and local church leaders. Activities included lunch, a panel discus- 
sion on issues facing the church, and a worship service. The Reverend Doctor Lynn Nakamura 78 
(sixth from left in back tow,) professor of Old Testament at Ttinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, 
Ohio, preached the sermon. 

The Washington, D.C Alumni Club met for brunch and a televised Washington Redskins' 
game at Joe Theismann's Restaurant in Alexandria, Va. 

Susquehanna Today 15 

" 'Earthquake-Speak' is the Conversation of the Day." 

Letters com. from p. 2 

Editor's Note: John S. Godley '76 

recently wrote to share his personal 
experiences in the Norlhridge earth- 
quake in January. Many SU alums will 
remember John as "The Hoagie Man" 
from T.J. Hoagies. a business he operat- 
ed on campus as a junior and senior. 

John moved to California in 1988 and 
is president/owner of Video Inspections 
Plus, an insurance inspections company. 
A former member of the Susquehanna 
marching band, he plays the flute and 
sings with a country band which includes 
performers from the groups "The 
Byrds," "The Box Tops" and "Buffalo 
Springfield. " He is also a published 

He writes to us from Newhall, about 
two miles from the much-photographed 
collapsed bridge on Interstate 5 and five 
miles from where California Highway 14 
crumbled, killing a police officer on the 
way to work. 

Newhall (Santa Clarita), California 
February 17, 1994, 1:01 a.m. PST 

John S. God/ey 76 

Dear Susquehanna Alumni, 

I thought I would take this opportunity 
to give you a little different insight on 
the "Northridge" earthquake than what 
you might have seen or heard from the 
news media. A little over one month has 
passed since that memorable morning of 
4:31 a.m., a number that is etched into 
my brain. 

I had gone to bed early that Sunday 
night after a weekend of camping in the 
Mojave desert. A shaking sound with a 
rumble woke me. Having been through 
several earthquakes in the last eight 
years, I didn't realize the gravity of this 
one. After the first two or three seconds, 
the intensity increased and I knew this 
was a "big one." 

Everything really started shaking and 
after 1 seconds, there was a loud 
"BAM" and all hell broke loose. The 
walls of my bedroom (and the entire 
condo) shook, and furniture started fly- 
ing around the room. The noise was just 
incredible. It sounded like a freight train, 
only with the sounds of glass breaking. 
At one point during the temblor, I 
thought, "Now what do I do?" A little 
quake preparedness voice said, "Ride it 
out in bed and pull the covers and pil- 
lows over your head." I remember lying 

under the covers thinking "OK, you can 
stop now!" Except it didn't. 

After 45 seconds or so, the shaking 
stopped. There wasn't a single light on 
anywhere; only a little celestial light. 
Every car alarm in this valley was wail- 
ing and screaming. 

It took what seemed like 15 minutes to 
get out of my bedroom, past debris and 

// was my last drink 
of tap water for 
over two weeks. 

furniture. I grabbed my pomeranian dog, 
Bandit, who rode the quake out under the 
bed, and headed downstairs in search of 
a flashlight. 

My place was a disaster area. I went to 
the kitchen, got a clean plastic cup out of 
the dish drainer and turned on the water 
for a drink. It was my last drink of tap 
water for over two weeks. 

I made my way out of my house, 
amidst continuing, horrifying, strong 
aftershocks. The neighbors were already 
outside. We banded together and went 
door-to-door, calling to make sure every- 
one was alive and uninjured. We all 
agreed that this just had to be an 8 point- 
er (8.00 on the Richter scale). The sound 
of emergency vehicles began and contin- 
ued almost endlessly for days and weeks. 

Dawn finally arrived. We all walked 
around the condo complex to survey the 
damage. Sidewalks were bucked up 
(some down), asphalt was shoved over 
speed bumps, roof tiles were scattered on 
the ground. Block walls were crumbled 
and strewn on the ground like toys and 
there were major cracks everywhere. 
One chimney was leaning one foot from 
a building. It was "tweaked," a new 
earthquake expression to be heard over 
and over again in the coming days. 
I went back inside, with dog in tow, to 
survey the damage. 

Let me give you an idea of how violent 
the shaking was. A seven-foot-tall, 
antique Philadelphia highboy dresser in 
my bedroom flew seven feet across the 
room (and broke). Another dresser land- 
ed on top of that, essentially blocking an 
escape route from the room. Virtually 
everything in my office was on the floor 
except for the printer and computer mon- 
itor. I suspect the computer survived the 
fall because the power strip had cords 
coming out of it and it had a soft landing. 
There were files and office supplies 
everywhere, yet the phone stayed on the 

And then there were the weird things 
that happened. That night, I slept diago- 
nally across the bed, not parallel, as I 
always do. Had I been sleeping where I 
normally do, I might have been tossed or 
bounced out of bed and had two dressers 
land on me. Downstairs, I found a crystal 
wine glass and a ceramic mug, lying on 

the floor, totally intact amidst broken 
glass. A glass dining room table was 
untouched. A bottle of rum sitting on a 
wood table on rollers remained unopened 
and unscathed, even though it rolled 
across the room. The patio sliding glass 
door was open, despite me locking it the 
night before. 

"Quake night," I slept in my tent out on 
a open grassy area, where other residents 
had also pitched camp. There was no 
way I was going to sleep in the house 
that night, especially since we had a 5.5 
aftershock that day. It was downright 
creepy, especially since we had no power 
and no water. All night long, aftershocks 
hit. After every aftershock, dust flying up 
from the nearby mountains enveloped 
the whole area. 

The evening of January 17, 1994 was 
very unusual as well. It was the first time 
I could ever recall seeing the Milky Way 
and all of those stars in the pitch black. 
The sounds of emergency vehicles and 
constant helicopters flying overhead 
made it seem like a war zone. Around 
10:00 p.m., there was a loud buzzing. 

crackling sound and then a flash of light 
that woke everybody up. The power in 
our area had been restored. 

Real sleep was not on the agenda for 
several days and perhaps weeks. Every 
time an aftershock hit, the adrenaline 
level went back up and the tension 
mounted, never knowing if an even big- 
ger quake would hit. It took me only a 
week to clean up and finally get back to 
work and some sense of normalcy. 

I consider myself one of the lucky ones. 
Many people out here were not so fortu- 
nate. My heart goes out for the people 
that lost their houses, all of their belong- 
ings, or their jobs because of trashed 
buildings, and those that lost their lives. 
There are still Red Cross stations set up 
assisting people with food, water and 

By the way, the quake was upgraded to 
a 6.8 but I, as many others do, still ques- 
tion that. The aftershocks continue a 
month later, every day lessening in 
strength. Everyone in the area is still 
talking about what happened to them or 
what they have seen since and "earth- 
quake-speak" is the conversation of the 
day. People in this area were shaken up 
in more ways than one. It is more of a 
community now and neighbors as well as 
strangers say "Hello" and stop to hear 
the stories. It is truly amazing how a nat- 
ural disaster brings people closer 

If you are wondering what I was doing 
awake writing a letter at 1:01 a.m., we 
had a 3.7 aftershock at 11:17 p.m. and 
probably had another one at 1:00 a.m. 

Best regards, 
John S. Godley '76 

A quake-damaged bridge on California 
Highway 1 4 meets the wrecker's ball. 
pnoro by John S. Godley 76 



usquehanna Yesterday 

Fifty-one Years Later. Pictured here next to Hassmger Hall, George Semus spent the spring of 
1 943 on the Susquehanna campus for Army Air Corps training. Semus. who now lives in New York, 
N.Y., revisited the spot for a recent photo taken during Parents Weekend '93. His nephew, Greg 
Ewanitz of Staten Island, N.Y., is a freshman at Susquehanna this year. 

16 Susquehanna Today 

SUMMER 1994 



A quarterly publication of 
Susquehanna University 

Commencement '94 

Recognize These Legs? 


Margaret Janson '44 
at Alumni Weekend 





t is impossi- 
ble to over 
estimate the 
role of teach- 
ing in a Susquehanna 
education. Excellent 
faculty influence not 
only their students, 
but their colleagues 
and the University 
community as a 
whole. The very best 
can weave their own 
research and service 
into their classrooms, 
doing so with enthusi- 
asm and warmth. 
Each year the 
University honors two 
faculty members with 
special awards at 
commencement. The 
1 994 winners are 
Linda McMillin and 
Jerry Habegger. 
Jeanne Neff, vice 
president for academ- 
ic affairs, describes 
them as "models for 
the premise that 
teaching, scholarship, 
and service can be 
successfully combined 
in a single individ- 
ual. " Meet them your- 
self in this issue of 
Susquehanna Today. 

(^Celebrating the 
faculty trinity: teaching, 

scholarship ana service 

In just five years on campus. Assistant 
Professor of Accounting Jerry 
Habegger has gained a reputation. This 
year he also gained an award — the 
John C. Horn Award for Scholarship and 
Service. "Jerry is an exemplary model of 
service and service is very much a part 
of the learning process at Susquehanna," 
says Jeanne Neff, vice-president for aca- 
demic affairs. 

A graduate of Perm State, Habegger 
received his M. Acct. and Ph.D. from 
Virginia Polytechnic and State Univer- 

by Mary Markle 

sity. His research concentrates on audit- 
ing, particularly how innovative manu- 
facturing technologies impact accounting 
systems. He also thinks and writes about 
teaching methods in accounting. 

He is past president and treasurer of 
the Union-Snyder chapter of Habitat for 
Humanity, a volunteer organization 
which builds homes for low-income fam- 
ilies. Last year he led a group of students 
helping to build a home in South 

com. on p. 3 


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On CNBC— The national cable television 
program. "Money Tonight. * featured 
Susquehanna University's public safety pro- 
gram in a July broadcast. Here senior psy- 
chology major Heather Ranck shares her 
views about campus safety with CNBC pro- 
ducer Scott Sclarin in front of the library. The 
U.S. Department of Education will be high- 
lighting the University's safety program in a 
soon-to-be-released book. 


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Betsy J. Koons 

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Director of Alumni Relations 

Samuel Kuba '75 

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Thank you for the article. Health Care: 
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include placing an additional one-sev- 
enth of our economy under the govern- 
ment bureaucracy, and each gave 
thoughtful responses. I hope our alumni 

are voicing their health care concerns 
and opinions to their elected representa- 
tives and their local press. 

I also hope you will re-think your new 
Letters to Editor Policy. A prominent 
university to which I contribute has had a 
lengthy discussion in their alumni paper 
concerning Title IX. Lengthy, but not 
boring. A good editor can distinguish 

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Bruce A. Bell 
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com. from p. 1 

Carolina during their spring break. The 
local Habitat chapter expects to build a 
home in Beavertown this fall. Habegger 
hopes his students will be handling the 
accounting for the project. 

He expresses pride in the large number 
of accounting students who are engaged 
in community service. Some of them run 
a program to help elderly or low-income 
people prepare their income tax returns. 
"It's easy to be abstract and make reports 
and decisions without thinking of those 
you may affect. Getting into the commu- 
nity changes your perspective," he 
explains. "It allows students to give back 
some of the knowledge and skills 
they've gained in college and, at the 
same time, learn the human side of what 
they have studied." 

For Habegger, teaching ethics is anoth- 
er part of producing a successful accoun- 
tant. Four years ago, he and accounting 
professor Ed Schwan implemented a vol- 
untary honor code for junior and senior 
accounting majors. As part of the code, 
students take exams without proctors. 
There are also many closed book, take- 
home exams. The code teaches an impor- 
tant message, explains Habegger. "In life 
and in accounting your reputation is your 
greatest asset. We implemented the code 
to say we trust you. We study ethics, now 
you live it." 

The class of 1 994's Senior Woman of 
the Year, Kelly Freeman, applauds the 
system. "Not only does it show how 
much faith Dr. Habegger has in us, but it 
teaches you to trust your classmates and, 
most importantly, yourself," says 
Freeman. "I think the honor code gave 
me a lot of self-confidence." 

Integrating computers into his classes is 
another high priority for Habegger, who 
currently serves as department head in 
accounting. He adds, "It's imperative 
that we stay no more than one step 
behind what the private practices are 
doing with computers." He adds, "We do 
a lot of office simulation using e-mail, 
Internet and whatever we can get our 
hands on." 

Faculty stay in touch with accounting 
firms by attending conferences and being 
involved in professional organizations. 
Habegger is president of the local chap- 
ter of the Institute of Management 
Accountants and a member of the Penn- 
sylvania Institute of CPAs. 

The department works actively to keep 
up with trends in accounting education. 
Habegger and his colleagues are current- 
ly developing a four-year, 150 semester 
hour public accounting program. The 
additional credits, required for certifica- 
tion in public accounting, will be satis- 
fied by non-business minor programs 
and internships or study abroad. "The 
accounting profession has challenged the 
academic community to deliver more 
broadly-educated accounting graduates," 
explains Carl Bellas, dean of the 

Sigmund Weis School of Business. "We 
feel that the traditional Susquehanna 
strength in the liberal arts provides us 
with an ideal opportunity to meet this 

Habegger is also active outside his 
department. He chaired the Institutional 
Planning and Management task force for 
the recent Middle States accreditation 
process. Last fall he traveled to Japan to 
participate in Susquehanna's ongoing 
exchange program with Senshu Univer- 
sity. He values the relationships he 
formed with the Senshu faculty and 
hopes to play a greater role as Susque- 
hanna hosts Senshu students on campus 
each year. 

Habegger feels that in a university the 
size of Susquehanna it's important for 
faculty to contribute and be involved in 
all these ways. "Unlike a research uni- 
versity, Susquehanna appreciates so 
much more than a published article in an 
academic journal. If that happens, great. 
But there's not an unfair pressure here to 
focus on things that aren't related to 

short walk from Habegger's Seibert 
Hall office leads you to Steele Hall 
andthe office of Linda McMillin. An 
assistant professor of history, she is, like 
Habegger, an active teacher and devoted 
scholar. This year she received the 
Susquehanna University Award for 
Excellence in Teaching. 

McMillin is known on campus for her 
commitment to innovative teaching. 
Head of the history department, she 
teaches early European history and 
women's studies. She came to Susque- 
hanna in 1989 after earning her under- 
graduate degree at Loyola Marymount 
University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from 
U.C.L.A. A medievalist, she has a special 
research interest in a 13th-century 
Benedictine convent in Barcelona. She 
examines how gender influenced the 
convent's relationship with other reli- 
gious communities and its own city 
where the convent was a powerful eco- 
nomic force. 

McMillin feels her teaching and re- 
search are most integrated in her 
women's studies classes. "Whether 
you're talking about 13th-century nuns 
or modern women, there are definitely 
similarities." She says, "No matter what 
the society, each individual has to negoti- 
ate the gender stereotypes of the day." 
One example of her innovative teach- 
ing methods helped lead to the 
University's 1992 Teach-in Day com- 
memorating the Quincentenary of 
Christopher Columbus' arrival in 
America. In a "parallel teaching" exer- 
cise, students in her Spanish history class 
collaborated with those in a Spanish- 
American literature class taught by 
Assistant Professor Leona Martin. 
Together the students structured work- 



shops for the larger campus community. 
They used games and activities to illus- 
trate topics including navigation and 
cross cultural encounters. 

Last fall McMillin and two other 
Susquehanna medievalists, Assistant 
Professor Karen Mura and Visiting 
Instructor Frank Hoffman of the English 
department, took students along when 
they attended the Plymouth State 
Medieval Conference in Boston. 
Students had the opportunity to present 
their own research to their peers as well 
as to graduate students and professors. 

She also has worked with Associate 
Professor of Biology Jack Holt to design 
and teach a model course in which stu- 
dents evaluate the University Core 
Curriculum. Students examined the cur- 
riculum documents, developed surveys 
and interviewed faculty and other stu- 
dents. They made recommendations on 
everything from computer requirements 
to language and physical education. "I 
think the students really appreciated the 
opportunity to have this kind of impact 
on their own education," says McMillin. 

Giving students responsibility for 
their own learning is a common theme in 
McMillin's classes. "She made us feel 
like we were the teachers," explains 
Betsy Bischof '95. "The students helped 
to plan the course, lectured and gave pre- 
sentations. I learned organizational and 
speech skills that I never expected to 
learn in a history class." 

This summer McMillin is one of a 
team of faculty assisting Associate 
Professor of Education Pat Nelson with a 
project for the National Endowment for 
the Humanities and the National Science 
Foundation. Local elementary teachers 
will also collaborate on the project. The 
goal is to plan a course to show SU's 

education majors how to integrate the 
sciences and the humanities in the ele- 
mentary classroom. One course module, 
for example, will focus on castles, 
explains McMillin. Children will leam 
the historical significance of castles as 
well as the scientific. 

McMillin was also one of the key orga- 
nizers of 1993's University Day. Faculty, 
staff and students gathered at the event to 
assess the state of Susquehanna. "Our 
purpose was to develop a shared under- 
standing of the University's mission and 
its needs with the whole campus involv- 
ed. It was time for us to feel a greater 
sense of community." Suggestions for 
improvement came from the physical 
plant and secretarial staff as well as fac- 
ulty, students, and other staff members. 
One discussion resulted in the hourly 
staff being represented in the Univer- 
sity's strategic planning group. Another 
topic focused on the need to increase 
campus diversity, through student and 
staff recruitment and changes in the cur- 
riculum. "We need to teach that a mono- 
lithic, western, white culture is not the 
measuring rod of what's out there," says 

She credits Susquehanna for the inten- 
sity of her involvement with students. "I 
want to continue my research and I want 
to be involved at the University but 
teaching is my priority. At some larger 
institutions being a good teacher is the 
kiss of death. There you're judged pri- 
marily on your research and what you 
publish. At Susquehanna teaching is 
what counts the most." 

"Later in life it will be nice to look 
back on the articles I've published, but it 
will be the people I've touched that will 
stay with me." 

Susquehanna Today 3 

ampus News 

296 Receive Degrees 

The Class of 1994 Goes Forth 

Best-selling author Chaim Potok delivered the commencement address as the 
University celebrated the end of its 1 36th academic year on Sunday, May 15. 

TWo hundred ninety-six students received degrees onstage in Weber Chapel 
Auditorium. The threat of "renegade" thunderstorms forced the ceremony inside from 
its usual Seibert Green location. More than 2,000 students, parents and visitors were 
on campus for the event. 

The University awarded honorary degrees to Potok and three other distinguished 
guests: educator Madeline Cartwright, musician Joseph Silverstein, and editor George 

Chaim Potok 

An ordained rabbi, Potok has written 
ten novels including The Chosen and 
The Promise, and numerous short sto- 
ries and plays. His writing conveys 
vivid portraits of religious, cultural 
and ethnic life. He writes often about 
culture conflict in the Western world, 
especially the struggle to be spiritual 
beings in a secular world. He has 
received numerous awards including 
the Edward Lewis Wallant Award and 
the National Jewish Book Award. 

Potok received a bachelor's degree 
in English from Yeshiva University, 
the master of Hebrew literature from 
the Jewish Theological Seminary, and 
the Ph.D. in philosophy from the 
University of Pennsylvania. 

He was conferred an honorary 
Doctor of Humane Letters degree. The 
award celebrates his distinguished 
career as an author and editor, his 
commitment to scholarship and 
engagement with history, and his con- 
tributions to better understanding of 
the human experience. 

4 Susquehanna Today 

Madeline Cartwright 

Educator Madeline Cartwright began 
her career in the Philadelphia Public 
School system as an elementary school 
teacher in 1959. Since then, she has 
served the system in a number of posts, 
including principal and union representa- 
tive. She is currently a Parent 
Involvement Specialist working to 
improve the positive involvement of par- 
ents in the educational lives of their chil- 
dren and the schools. 

Cartwright has received many commu- 
nity, state and national awards for her 
work in the public schools. She has been 
featured in The New York Times 
Magazine, on ABC's "Prime Time" and 
CBS's "48 Hours" television shows. Her 
book, For the Children — Lessons from 
a Visionary Principal; How We Can Save 
Our Public Schools, was published by 
Doubleday in 1993. 

She received an honorary Doctor of 
Humane Letters degree in recognition of 
her strong and compassionate leadership 
as an educator and her unfailing belief 
that individuals can make a difference. 

George Connor 

Baccalaureate speaker George Connor 
is Guerry professor emeritus of English 
at the University of Tennessee at 
Chattanooga. He received an honorary 
Doctor of Humane Letters degree. The 
award recognizes his exemplary life as a 
teacher and his dedication to quality in 
life and literature. 

Connor joined the faculty of the 
University of Tennessee in 1959. He won 
the University's National Alumni 
Teaching Award in 1 983 and the 
Outstanding Alumnus Award in 1992. 
Colleagues and former students estab- 
lished the George Connor Professorship 
in American Literature upon his retire- 
ment in 1985. 

Connor is co-editor of the widely-used 
anthology, Discovering Modern Poetry. 
He also edited the highly-acclaimed 
Listening to Your Life: Daily Meditations 
with Frederick Buechner. 

In retirement, Connor has developed 
continuing education programs for the 
American College of Physicians. The 
programs use literature to inspire more 
understanding and compassionate rela- 
tionships with patients. 

Joseph Silverstein 

The University awarded Joseph 
Silverstein an honorary Doctor of Music 
degree. An internationally acclaimed 
conductor and violinist, Silverstein has 
led the Utah Symphony since 1983. In 
his early career, he was a member of the 
Houston Symphony and the Philadelphia 
Orchestra, later serving as concertmaster 
and assistant conductor of the Denver 

Silverstein joined the Boston 
Symphony in 1955, first as violinist, 
later as concertmaster and assistant con- 
ductor. As a conductor and soloist, he has 
appeared with more than 1 00 orchestras 
in the United States, Japan, Israel and 

Among his many recognitions are the 
Walter Naumburg Award, the silver 
medal in the Queen Elisabeth of Belgium 
Competition and a Grammy nomination 
for his recording of Vivaldi's "The Four 
Seasons" with the Boston Symphony 

Silverstein also serves on the faculty of 
The Tanglewood Music Center, Yale and 
Boston universities, and as music direc- 
tor of the Chautauqua Institute. 

Excerpts from Chaim Potok' s commencement address 
appear on the facing page. 


'America is endless choice../' 

— excerpts from the 1994 commencement address by author Chaim Potok 

Chaim Poiok delivered the commencement address. 

Author Chaim Potok crafted his commencement 
remarks to challenge Susquehanna seniors to con- 
front the paradoxes of life. Following are excerpts 
from his address: 

"America is endless choice, mobility, free- 
dom — and the entombing streets of ghettos. 
America is cities and plains and forests and 
farmland — and the numbing memory of slav- 
ery and Native-American cultures forever 
destroyed. America cares for trees and is pas- 
sionate about guns. America is the Grand 
Canyon and the garbage-strewn inner city. 
America is the atomized individual and the 
concerned community. America is sex, vio- 
lence, money, drugs. America is the New York 
City fireman who recently gave his life to save 
others. America is Madonna. 

"Revivifying and enervating." 

"Exhilarating and exhausting. " 

Potok asked Susquehanna students to choose 
wisely how they will help shape this decade 
which he refers to as the X Decade — X for 

"Will it be a decade of growing hatreds, 
hardening separations and Balkan tribalism 
here in America? A decade of continuing post- 
modern American-style lynchings and cruci- 
fixions? Or a decade in which we add to the 
well-being of the country? A decade in which 
we learn more about the true nature of equali- 
ty for all Americans?" 

Class or 1994 members gather with Professor Emeritus of Theatre Bruce Nary, center. 

Threatening skies forced ceremonies inside to Weber Chapel Auditorium. 

1 994 Senior Man and Woman of the Year Michael 
Rick and Kelly Freeman. 


Nine friends from the Class of 1994 chose commencement to recall a memorable spring break excursion to Hilton Head liland. 

Susquehanna Today 5 

Next Steps in Funding: 

Planning Priorities Set Stage for University's Future 

A new statement of planning priorities 
for Susquehanna's future is setting the 
stage for what could become the 
University's next long-term fund-raising 

The board of directors voted in May to 
accept the plan. It also authorized a fea- 
sibility study to explore the potential for 
a major capital campaign. Funds would 
support new efforts to assure 
Susquehanna's competitive advantage 
into the next century. 

A broad-based campus committee pre- 
pared the plan with extensive input from 
faculty, staff and students. The result, 
"Planning Priorities for Susquehanna 
University, 1994-2000," is the first major 
revision of the University's strategic plan 
since 1988. 

Planning Priorities 

The report includes an updated mission 
statement and list of guiding values. It 
outlines broad targets and directions; in 
the coming year campus departments 
will draft specific plans to reach the 

The planning statement identifies six 
major priorities for Susquehanna: 

• proficient and distinguished faculty 
and distinctive and challenging 
academic programs, 

• talented and productive students, 

• diversity and connections to the 
larger world, 

• a collaborative, responsive, intel- 
lectual, serving community, 

• effective and efficient management, 
competent and reliable staff, and 

• an attractive and functional physical 

Endowment Needs 

The statement identifies major growth 
in the University's endowment as the 
most crucial need to fulfill those priori- 
ties. Endowment investments produce a 
steady and dependable source of annual 
income. This supplements tuition income 
which fluctuates with student enroll- 

Prospective students and faculty often 
view the size of endowment as a measure 
of quality and stability. Endowment at 
Susquehanna has grown dramatically 
from $4.1 million in 1983 to $38.1 mil- 
lion in 1993, but the University still trails 
its competitors in both total endowment 
and endowment per student. 

The priorities plan calls for a goal of 
nearly doubling the endowment from its 
current $38 million to $75 million in the 
next six years. The new income would be 
used for financial aid, faculty and curric- 
ular development and library improve- 

Financial aid, including scholarships, 
helps keep a Susquehanna education 
within financial reach of able students. 
The endowment will also support the 
University's new "workship" program. 
The program offers strong students sub- 
stantial grants tied with challenging, pro- 
fessional work experience on campus. 
Job assignments combine elements of 
corporate internships and graduate assist- 

Faculty and curricular development 
needs focus particularly on computer 
applications. Strategic and creative use 
of new and changing information tech- 
nologies in the classroom is crucial to 
keep up with the current technological 
revolution in undergraduate education. 

Library improvements assure that 
Susquehanna students have the "infor- 
mation literacy" to succeed in graduate 
school and careers. Students must know 
how to find and use information in a 
growing number of formats. The explo- 
sion of information and related technolo- 
gies has transformed the library. The 
1989 renovation and 1991 automation 
have been essential steps to position 
Susquehanna for the future. This fall, the 
campus fiber optic local area network 
(LAN) will complete the link among the 
library, all classrooms and offices and 
residence hall rooms. New endowment 
funds are needed to support increases in 
journal subscriptions, access to electron- 

ic research tools, and media center hold- 
ings such as videos and software. 

Building Needs 

The planning group also identified 
three possible construction priorities. 
They proposed planning for new facili- 
ties in business and communications, 
recreation and athletics, and student 
housing. Any decision to proceed with 
one or more of the projects will depend 
on available future funding. 

One proposed building would jointly 
house the Sigmund Weis School of 
Business and the communications 
department. One-third of Susquehanna 
students currently major in these two 
areas. Both programs suffer from scat- 
tered or inadequate facilities. Plans call 
for a $7 million building to be located 
between Fisher Science Hall and Weber 
Chapel Auditorium. The design would 
support growing use of classroom infor- 
mation technologies. It would also 
enhance interdisciplinary ties between 
business and communications, offering 
students a competitive career advantage. 

A sports complex would upgrade the 
University's 20-year-old Houts 
Gymnasium. This project would com- 
bine new construction and renovation. 
Adequate athletic programs and facilities 
are important student considerations in 
selecting a college. At Susquehanna, stu- 
dent interest in both varsity sports and 
club sports, particularly programs for 
women, has increased considerably in 
recent years. Pressure for space and ser- 
vices has outstripped even the most cre- 
ative scheduling. The $7 million plan 
calls for a new field house with an 
eighth-mile indoor track as an addition to 
the current complex. It would also 
require relocating the football/track sta- 
dium to a new, adjacent site. 

New student housing would reaffirm 
the University's commitment to remain a 
residential campus. More rooms are 
needed to meet the University's goal to 
house at least 80 percent of students on 

campus. A net loss of spaces from resi- 
dence hall renovation and increasing 
enrollment resulted in overcrowding in 
1993-94 with many incoming first-year 
students rooming in triples. Costs are 
estimated at between $3 and $4.8 mil- 
lion. Possible options include the addi- 
tion of a third floor to Reed Hall or 
phased construction of townhouses 
across Sassafras Street. 

The Susquehanna University Fund 

Another component of a possible cam- 
paign would be support for the operating 
budget through the Susquehanna 
University Fund (SUF). Such funds are 
essential to the University's financial 
health. In 1993-94 the SUF goal was 
$1,1 50.000. One possible target for a 
capital fund drive could be $6 million 
over five years to support operating 

The Next Steps 

Board members reviewed the needs in a 
series of regional dinner meetings last 
spring. They voted in May to proceed 
with a feasibility study to explore a vari- 
ety of campaign-related issues. These 
include fund-raising potential, prospec- 
tive donors and volunteers and a possible 
campaign timeline. The project will also 
explore the level of satisfaction with the 
University and campus support for prior- 
ities. The study is expected to be com- 
pleted later this year. 

Find out more about the Univer- 
sity's substantial progress of the 
past ten years and directions for 
the coming years in the Susque- 
hanna University 1994 Annual 
Report available in early 

Middle States Report Praises University 

Susquehanna passed its latest ten-year 
evaluation with flying colors. That's the 
word from the Middle States Association 
of Colleges and Schools Commission on 
Higher Education. 

An accreditation team of 1 1 outside 
educators spent three days evaluating 
Susquehanna in late March. Their visit 
followed the University's own 18-month, 
337-page self-study of programs, activi- 
ties and services. 

University President Joel Cunningham 
described the report as a clear sign of 

"the dedicated contributions of board 
members, faculty and staff, and student 
leaders." The result is "an institution and 
community in which we can all take 

The team praised both people and pro- 
grams at the University. "Your finances 
are sound, you are attracting increasingly 
talented students, your facilities have 
been enhanced and are in generally good 
shape, and you have many talented facul- 
ty and staff," said the report. 

It specifically cited the University's: 

• attractive and well-maintained 

• clear and appropriate mission state- 

• draft of planning priorities, 

• stable enrollments with improved 
academic abilities, 

> sound academic programs with 
appropriate curricula and well quali- 
fied faculty, 

■ good support services and "an 
impressive array of opportunities for 

• a very rich campus environment and 
"strong commitment to support all 
aspects of student life," 

• "carefully managed" athletic pro- 
grams, and 

• "very professional" financial man- 

The report also included several sug- 
gestions for future improvements on 
campus. These included upgrading ath- 
letic facilities and taking steps to maxi- 
mize benefits of information technology. 

6 Susquehanna Today 


>• Antonin Rusek, associate professor 
of economics, has received Business and 
Economics Fellowships in Eastern 
Europe (BEFEE) funding for his 
research during the summer of 1994. 
>■ Brooke Harlowe, assistant professor 
of political science, presented a paper, 
"Frustrated Development: A Policy 
Communities Approach to Agricultural 
Policy Reform in Ecuador," in March at 
the Latin American Studies Association 
XVIII International Congress in Atlanta, 

>• Assistant Professor of English Leslie 
Harris and a colleague from the 
University of Wyoming recently staged a 
cross-country classroom collaboration 
via computer. The April issue of 
Connections, published by the Alliance 
for Computers and Writing, and the 
May/June issue of Lingua Franca both 
featured articles on the project. Harris 
also wrote an article, "The 
Psychodynamic Effects of Virtual 
Reality," appearing in a recent issue of 
The Electronic Journal of Virtual 

> A paper by Assistant Professor of 
Management Mary Cianni was selected 
as the Best Empirical Paper at the 1994 

meeting of the Eastern Academy of 
Management. The work is titled 
"Initiating Interactions with Managers: 
Self-Efficacy. Race and Gender." 
> Assistant Professor of Psychology 
Mary Lou Klotz has published a paper, 
"Social Roles and Social Judgement: 
How an Impression Conveyed Influences 
an Impression Formed," in Personality 
and Social Psychology Bulletin. She also 
recently made a presentation on 
"Dormitory Crowding and Complaining" 
at the Eastern Psychological Association 
Annual Meeting. 

>• Associate Professor of Mathematical 
Science Richard Freedman chaired 
clinical medicine technical sessions at 
the Conference on Simulation in Health 
Sciences sponsored by the Society for 
Computer Simulation in Tempe, Ariz., in 
January. He authored and co-authored 
two publications from the proceedings: 
"Reduction of Average Length of Stay in 
the Emergency Room Using Discrete 
Simulation," and "Simulating a 
Physician's Interviewing Skill: A Study." 
He also co-authored "Interviewing 
Expertise in Primary Care Medicine: A 
Knowledge-Based Support System" in 
Proceedings of the 27 th Hawaii 

International Conference on System 

> Associate Professor of English Gary 
Fincke has taped a reading of "Story 
Stories" from his book For Kecpsies for 
broadcast over national radio. The event 
was part of the Cincinnati Winter Reader 
Scries sponsored by Drew's Bookstore. 
Fincke was also interviewed live over 
KDKA Radio in Pittsburgh, and will be 
part of WVIA-FM's Radio interview 
scries marking the John O'Hara 
Centennial. He recently had a portfolio 
of poems accepted for a feature in The 
Mission Review. Other new poems will 
appear in The Laurel Review, New 
Virginia Review, and Tar River Poetry. 

> Associate Professor of Music Susan 
Hegberg was the guest speaker at two 
meetings of chapters of the American 
Guild of Organists in February and 
March. She spoke on historical sources 
and contemporary resources for study of 
performance practice in baroque organ 
music in Gettysburg and women and 
sacred music for the Chambersburg 

►Tressler Professor of Accounting Ed 
Schwan discussed "Examining Research 
Productivity of Accounting Faculty" at 

the recent Northeast Regional Meeting of 
the American Accounting Association in 
Buffalo, N.Y. His article, "Fine Tuning 
the MONOPOLY Practice Set," was pub- 
lished in the Spring 1994 issue of 
Accounting Instructors' Report. 
>■ Jerry Habegger, assistant professor 
and head of the accounting department, 
was elected president of the 
Susquehanna Valley Chapter of the 
Institute of Management Accountants. 
►Lecturer in English Jim Lee has pub- 
lished an article, "Jack London: War 
Correspondent in Korea," in the Spring 
issue of Korean Culture. 
>■ A dozen accounting students directed 
by Assistant Professor of Accounting 
Rick Davis qualified as participants in 
the 1994 Volunteer Income Tax 
Assistance (VITA) program. The Internal 
Revenue Service sponsors VITA to help 
elderly and low-income people complete 
their tax returns. Davis recently co- 
authored an article, "Benefits Available 
Under the Retail Dollar- Value LIFO 
Method Despite Many Obstacles," in the 
June issue of The Journal of Taxation. 

Professor of 
Education Joins 
Faculty Emeriti 

Professor of Education Charles Igoe 
retired this spring after 30 years of ser- 
vice to the University. He was awarded 
faculty emeritus status at the 1994 com- 
mencement ceremonies. 

Igoe joined the faculty in education in 
1964. At the time the University offered 
a secondary certification program for 
several dozen students majoring in arts 
and sciences. Igoe played a key role in 
the growth and development of the pro- 
gram. The department currently serves 
nearly 200 students in elementary, early 
childhood and secondary certification 
programs as well as a post-baccalaureate 
teacher intem progam. 

In addition to teaching and scholarly 
pursuits, Igoe has been instrumental in 

Professor Emeritus Charles Igoe 

numerous community service projects 
including establishment of the first area 
migrant workers day care center, a vol- 
unteer program, and anti-drug programs 
in cooperation with both the Lutheran 
Church and the local schools. 


September 30 


October 1 

Theatre and Mythology 

Tours Open to Alumni 

Ever dream of seeing the Acropolis by moonlight or touring Shakespeare's birth- 
place? They're just two of the opportunities on hand for alumni joining student groups 
abroad during winter break. University faculty members will lead a mythology tour of 
Greece and a theatre program in London and Paris next January. Both trips are spon- 
sored by EF Educational Tours. 

Students may participate in the tours as partial fulfillment of course requirements. 
Alumni will participate on a tour basis only. Assistant Professor of Communications 
and Theatre Arts Mary Jo Sodd will lead the theatre course. Accommodations will be 
in Paris and London and tours will include the Loire Valley, Chartres Cathedral, 
Chenonceaux, Versailles, Canterbury, Oxford and Stratford. Guided sightseeing 
events include Ann Hathaway's cottage, Shakespeare's birthplace and a tour of 
Christopher Wren architecture. Tour goers will also attend museum and theatre events. 

Current plans call for participants to stay at Regent's College while in London. The 
estimated cost for the 18-day tour is $2,000 to $2,100. The price includes accommo- 
dations, breakfasts, vouchers for London meals at Regent's, Metro passes in Paris, 
tube passes in London and some theatre tickets. 

Applications are available at 305 Steele Hall or the Department of Communications 
and Theatre Arts office in Degenstein Campus Center. Further information is available 
from Sodd at 372-4031. 

Associate Professor of English Susan Bowers will lead the mythology tour. The 
12-day educational trip will depart from Baltimore for Athens. It includes excursions 
to Eleusis, Delphi, the islands of Santorini and Crete and sightseeing in Athens. 
Participants will also have free time to do their own exploring. 

Highlights will include visits to the Acropolis and the palace of Knossos where 
myth claims Theseus slayed the minotaur. The tour will also visit the Sanctuary of 
Eleusis, the center of a religious cult that endured for nearly two thousand years. 

The price of $2,185 includes round-trip airfare, lodging, daily breakfasts and din- 
ners, excursions in Greece, ground transportation in Athens and a twin cabin on a 
night ferry. The price is guaranteed for those who enroll by August 31 and make full 
payment by October 20. A minimum of 1 8 persons is required. Additional information 
and application forms are available from Bowers at the Department of English. 


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Susquehanna Today 7 

Quilts as Backdrop 

New Exhibition Will Focus on David Lauver 
Photographs of the Pennsylvania Plain People 

Memorable Amish images in the doc- 
umentary photography of David Lauver 
will be displayed amid a backdrop of 
colorful quilts this fall at the University's 
Lore Degenstein Gallery. 

"Chronicles of the Pennsylvania Plain 
People: 18 Years of Photography by 
David A. Lauver and a Selection of 
Quilts that Color Their Homes" debuts 
September 17. The exhibition continues 
through October 1 6. 

For more than two decades Lauver has 
focused his work on subjects portraying 
Central Pennsylvania Amish and Old 
Order Mennonites. He has received 
numerous awards for his studies which 
have been exhibited across the country. 
He has taught photography at the 
University since 1986 and is the owner 
of Images, a professional photography 
studio in Selinsgrove. 

His chief subjects are the "Plain 
People" — named for their resistance to 
modem customs and dress — who live, 
work, and worship in Snyder, Union, 
Lancaster, and Mifflin Counties. Since 
1972, Lauver has documented the 
changes which continue to take place in 
these communities. His work reflects the 
effect of not only modem social con- 
cerns, but also the Pennsylvania highway 
system, electric power lines and the 
curiosity-seeking public. 

Lauver's interest in the Plain People of 
Pennsylvania has a personal dimension. 
He is a direct descendant of Jacob 
Lauver, founder of the Lauver Mennon- 
ite Church in Juniata County. He lived 

One selection from the upcoming Lore Degenstein Gallery exhibition of photographs by David A. 
Lauver will be Carriage in the Snow. 1 982©, silver print. 9" X 1 4", from the collection of the artist. 

with Amish and Mennonite families from 
1978 to 1986, participated in their daily 
activities and became familiar with their 

Lauver is careful not to exploit the peo- 
ple he is documenting. He has invested 
many years of trust and respect in his 
relationship and portrayals. Early in his 
career, a board of Amish and Mennonite 
elders reviewed all of his photographs of 
their communities before display; any 
picture found to be offensive by the 
elders was not shown. Currently, howev- 
er, their confidence in him has eliminated 
that process. They have granted him the 

freedom to express their lives in his pho- 

One of his goals has been to dispel 
some of the myths surrounding the 
Amish community. One such myth is 
that the Plain People do not allow their 
pictures to be taken. Although some sects 
prohibit photographs, others do not. 
Some allow themselves to be photo- 
graphed from a distance or from behind, 
while children usually can be pho- 
tographed without reservation. 

Lauver's sensitive depictions of the 
children of these communities liberate 
their joyful spirit. The photographs often 

capture the ephemeral pleasures of vani- 
ty that will give way to more serious 
obligations with age. Children cavort in 
the school yard, "mugging" for the cam- 
era and proudly displaying treasured art- 
work created by their own hands. 

The exhibition will contain 60 pho- 
tographs depicting various aspects of the 
lives of the Plain People in Central 
Pennsylvania. They include portraits of 
children, schools, adults, families, trans- 
portation, farming, worship, animals and 
domestic environments. The backdrop 
display will feature a selection of Amish 
and Mennonite quilts, depicting some of 
their typical patterns and techniques. 
One quilt, dated 1 858, is from the house- 
hold of Lauver's great-, great-, great- 
grandfather Jacob. 

The show will open with a public lec- 
ture and reception on Saturday, 
September 17. The lecture begins at 6:00 
in the Degenstein Center Theater. The 
reception will follow from 7:00 until 
9:00 p.m. in the Gallery. 

Open since the spring of 1993, the 
Gallery offers to the community a sched- 
ule of changing exhibitions focusing its 
programs on historic, contemporary, 
regional, national, and decorative art. 
Hours are Tuesdays through Sundays 
2:00 to 4:00 p.m. with expanded hours 
on Wednesdays from noon to 4:00 and 
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Gallery is open to 
the public free of charge. To arrange 
special tours, call the Gallery at (717) 

Four Named to Board 

Susquehanna University's board of directors elected four people to new terms at its 
May meeting. 

Signe Gates '71, assistant general counsel for General Signal Corporation in 
Stamford, Conn., and Frank Trembulak '70, chief operating officer of Geisinger 
System Services in Danville, Pa., join the board for three-year terms. Susan Bowers, 
an associate professor of English, was reelected to a three-year term as faculty repre- 
sentative. Junior Tina M. Parks of Clearfield is a new student representative to the 

Gates graduated from Susquehanna with high honors, earning a B.A. in English. She 
received her law degree from the University of Michigan. In 1984 she was cited as an 
"Outstanding Young Woman in America." She is active in Susquehanna's Alumni 
Parent Admissions Network (APAN) and the University's National Committee on 
Annual Giving. 

Trembulak will serve on the audit subcommittee of the board. He is also a member 
of the University's Athletic Advisory Committee and the Sigmund Weis School of 
Business Alumni Support Group. The group supports faculty initiatives and job place- 
ment opportunities for Susquehanna students. 

Bowers has taught at Susquehanna since 1984. She received her B.A. from 
Willamette University, and the M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. She 
was first elected to the board in November 1992 to fill an unexpired term. She cur- 
rently serves on the committees on planning and priorities and academic affairs. 

Parks is a double major in elementary and early childhood education. She is a mem- 
ber of the Study Buddy volunteer project. Alpha Lambda Delta freshman honor soci- 
ety and Kappa Delta sorority. She also serves as a student advisor and member of the 
Orientation Team. 


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V B&B 


Ever envision your home as a bed and breakfast? 
Some Susquehanna alumni, faculty and friends in the 
Selinsgrove area put out the welcome mat each year for 
the University's annual Parents' Weekend. 

For the eighth consecutive year, the Susquehanna 
Women's Auxiliary will be helping parents locate bed 
and breakfast accommodations in the area for this busy 
weekend. Last year, 20 families acted as hosts to house 
17 couples and four single parents from six states. 

This program has raised nearly $13,560 for the 
Auxiliary's scholarship endowment fund. Each year the 
Auxiliary receives more requests for accommodations 
than they are able to fill. They are currently searching 
for volunteer hosts for Parents' Weekend 1 994 — 
November 1 1 and 1 2. For more information or to vol- 
unteer, please contact the Bed and Breakfast Co-Chairs 
Louise Isaacs at 374-4684 or Pat Bellas at 539-288 1 . 


• Andrew C. Long '28, a retired bank 
executive from Tharptown, Pa., has 
established a new scholarship fund for 
Susquehanna students majoring in busi- 
ness. Income from the fund will be 
awarded to academically strong students 
from the Shamokin, Coal Township, 
Ranshaw, Paxinos and Shamokin 
Township areas. Long, who earned a 
bachelor of science degree in business 
administration, served more than 40 
years in Coal Township Schools as a 
teacher, principal and school director. He 
was also president of Peoples Bank and 
Trust Company and director of the Sun 
Building and Loan Association. 

• The University Chaplain's Office 
received a grant of $12,428 from the 
Edna M. Shearv Charitable Trust of 
Lewisburg for the purchase of a five- 
octave set of handbells. The bells will 
provide for the formation of a University 
bell choir under the guidance of 
Associate Professor of Music Susan 
Hegberg and University Chaplain Chris 
Thomforde. They will offer a new and 
welcome resource for music and worship 
at Susquehanna. 

• Heather Sargeant, a junior physics 
major from Troy, Pa., and Susquehanna 
University have been named joint win- 
ners of the prestigious IBM Scholars 
Award. Heather is one of four 
Pennsylvania students to be so honored 
and one of only 50 nationwide. The IBM 
Scholars Award program recognizes the 
top 50 female and minority students 
planning careers in science and engineer- 
ing, as well as the colleges and universi- 
ties they attend. The Foundation for 
Independent Higher Education adminis- 
ters the program; Susquehanna is a mem- 
ber of the Pennsylvania affiliate, the 
Foundation for Independent Colleges. 

• Susquehanna University received a 
gift from its Philadelphia Alumni Club 
that has been applied to the Clyde R. 
Spitzner '37 Scholarship Fund. The 
scholarship was established several years 
ago by the Philadelphia Alumni Club in 
honor of Spitzner, who was also a mem- 
ber of the University's board of directors. 

Dedicating the Warren F. Grace Memorial Garden _ charlotte Grace and Susquehanna 
President Joe/ Cunningham unveiled the stone marker that identifies a new campus garden honoring 
her late husband. A respected local businessman and longtime friend of the University, he was the 
first chairman of the G. Scott and Bessie K. Guyer Foundation in Selinsgrove. The Foundation made a 
gift in his memory to establish the garden, just west of the entrance to the Degenstein Center 
Theater. Members of the Grace family and the Foundation board dedicated the site in May. 

Reunion Class Generosity _ Highlights of Alumni Weekend 1 994 included a number of generous class gifts to the University. Presenting checks on 
behalf of their class were, from left to right: Janet Hoke Reiff'44. a gift of $22,623 to establish The Class of 1944 Unrestricted Endowment Fund from 
her 50th reunion class; Chris Markle '84 and Alma-Lillian Kinn Abruzzo '84. a gift of $10,1 46 from their 10th reunion class; Sam Ross '54, a gift of 
$32,609 from his 40th reunion class; and Bob Ray '69 and Chris Richards Kyse '69, a gift of $42,940 from their 25th reunion cfass. The Class of 1 969 
announced the establishment of The Class of 1 969 Scholarship fund at the alumni awards luncheon. The classes of 1 954, 1 969 and 1 984 also made 
gifts in support of the Susquehanna University Fund. 

Support for the Blough-Weis Library -Lutheran Brotherhood repre- 
sentatives David Angstadt, left, and Ron Mitchell, center, recently presented 
a check for $48,380 to Susquehanna as part of the Brotherhood's Library 
Challenge grant. The Challenge, begun in 1991, required the University to 
raise $241,900 in new gifts, including at least half to support the Blough- 
Weis Library, over a five-year period. Alumni, parents and friends helped the 
University meet the challenge in full last December, nearly two and one-half 
years early. President Joel Cunningham and Library Director Kathleen 
Gunning accepted the gift in the library's jane Conrad Apple Rare Book 

Steele Hall Tour _y Donald Steele Sr. 33, 
right, and J. Donald Steele jr. 73, left, recently 
toured the University's Steele Hall with President 
Joel Cunningham. Originally ^gift.jn 1 904, the 
building underwent major renovations in 1 992, 
many funded by the Charles Steele Trust Fund. 
The Steele family — including the building's 
namesake, Charles Steele, a University board 
member for many years, Mary Steele '14, and J. 
Donald Sr. and jr. — has played a significant 
role in Susquehanna's development for nearly a 

Susquehanna Today 9 

Calendar september-january 


Sept. 10 at Lycoming 1:30 pm Sept. 8 

Sept. 17 WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON 1:30pm Sept. 10 

Hall of Fame Day Sept. 14 

Sept. 24 at Kings 1:30 pm Sept. 17 

Oct. 1 ALBRIGHT 1:30 pm Sept. 20 

Homecoming Sept. 24 

Oct. 8 at Lebanon Valley 1:30 pm Sept. 28 

Oct. 15 at Moravian 1:30 pm Oct. 1 

Oct. 22 DELAWARE VALLEY 1:30 pm Oct. 4 

Youth Football Day Oct. 8 

Oct. 29 at Widener (PD) 1:30 pm Oct. 12 

Nov. 5 WILKES 1:30 pm Oct. 14 

Community Day Oct. 22 

Nov. 12 JUNIATA 1:30 pm Oct. 25 

Parents Dayl Senior Day Oct. 28/29 

Women's Tennis 



at Lebanon Valley 

at Moravian 


at Scranton 

at Lycoming 


at Elizabethtown 

at Lebanon Valley 



at Albright 

Team MAC's 

Individual MAC's 

Women's Basketball 

3:30 pm 



Varsity Club Tourney 

1 1 :00 am 




3:00 pm 




1:00 pm 



at Widener 

3:30 pm 



at Wilkes 

1:00 pm 




3:00 pm 



at William Patterson 

2:30 pm 




3:30 pm 



at Lebanon Valley 

11:00 am 




3:30 pm 



at Moravian 

3:30 pm 




1 1 :00 am 






at Elizabethtown 




1:00/3:00 pm 
7:00 pm 
7:00 pm 
2:00 pm 
7:00 pm 
7:00 pm 

6:00/8:00 pm 
6:00 pm 
4:00 pm 
6:00 pm 
8:00 pm 
7:00 pm 
7:00 pm 
4:00 pm 
6:00 pm 

Sept. 12 
Oct. 31 
Sept. 26 
Oct. 3 
Oct. 10 

Sept. 3 
Sept. 10 
Sept. 13 
Sept. 15 
Sept. 17 
Sept. 20 
Sept. 24 
Sept. 28 


Sept. 7 

Sept. 13 

Sept. 1 5 

Sept. 17 

Sept. 20 

Sept. 24 

Sept. 28 













JV Football 

at Bucknell 

at Lebanon Valley 


at Lycoming 


Field Hockey 

at Bucknell 



at YORK 

at Moravian (V/JV) 



at Gettysburg (V/JV) 


at Elizabethtown (V/JV) 

at Lebanon Valley (V/JV) 




at Scranton (V/JV) 

at Albright 


Women's Volleyball 



at Lycoming 

at Moravian 

at Juniata 

at Elizabethtown 

at Mary wood 

I at Widener 

I I at Messiah 

14/15 at Western Maryland Classic 
18 YORK 
25 at Gettysburg 
27 at Wilkes, Scranton 
29 at Lycoming 

5 MAC'S 

7:00 pm 
2:30 pm 
3:30 pm 
3:30 pm 
3:30 pm 

1 1 :00 am 
1 1 :00 am 
3:30 pm 

1:00 pm 
3:30 pm 

11:00 am 
3:30 pm 

12:30 pm 
3:30 pm 

1 1 :00 am 
3:30 pm 
3:30 pm 
4:00 pm 
3:30 pm 

1 1 :00 am 

7:00 pm 
7:00 pm 
7:00 pm 
1 :00 pm 
7:00 pm 
9:00 pm 
7:00 pm 
12:30 pm 
7:00 pm 
7:00 pm 
7:00 pm 

7:00 pm 
7:00 pm 

11:00 am 
7:00 pm 
7:00 pm 

1 1 :00 am 

Cross Country 

Sept. 10 at Lebanon Valley Invitational 

Sept. 1 7 at Bible Baptist College Invitational 


Oct. 1 at Franklin & Marshall Invitational 

Oct. 8 at Dickinson Invitational 

Oct. 15 at Allentown College Invitational 

Oct. 22 at Gettysburg Invitational 1 1 :00 am 

Nov. 5 MAC Championships 

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Men's Soccer 

Sept. 10/1 1 at Franklin & Marshall Toumey 1 1:00 am 

Sept. 13 at Gettysburg 4:00 pm 

Sept. 15 at York 3:30 pm 

Sept. 17 JUNIATA 12:00 noon 

Sept. 21 MESSIAH 4:30 pm 

Sept. 24 ELMIRA 1:00 pm 

Sept. 28 DICKINSON 4:30 pm 

Oct. I MORAVIAN 2:00 pm 

Oct. 5 at Lebanon Valley 4:00 pm 

Oct. 8 at Widener 1:00 pm 

Oct. 11 KING'S 4:00 pm 

Oct. 14 at Albright 4:00 pm 

Oct. 20 ELIZABETHTOWN 4:00 pm 

Oct 24 at Elizabethtown (JV) 4:00 pm 

Oct. 22 at Wilkes 11:00 am 

Oct. 29 at Lycoming 1 1 :00 am 

Nov. 2 BEAVER 3:00 pm 

Women's Soccer 

Sept. 1 at F&M scrimmage 4:00 pm 

Sept. 3 at Juniata 1 :00 pm 

Sept. 6 at Scranton 4:00 pm 

Sept. 10 KING'S 11:00 am 

Sept. 12 at Lock Haven 4:30 pm 

Sept. 14 DICKINSON 4:30 pm 

Sept. 17 JOHNS HOPKINS 1:00 pm 

Sept. 21 at Lycoming 4:30 pm 

Sept. 24 at Baptist Bible 1:00 pm 

Sept. 27 YORK (club team) 4:30 pm 

Oct. 1 WIDENER 11:00 am 

Oct. 8 ELIZABETHTOWN 11:00 am 

Oct. 13 WILKES 4:30 pm 

Oct. 22 at Drew 2:00 pm 

Oct. 29 at Delaware Valley 12:00 noon 

Men's Basketball 

Nov. 18/19 Varsity Club Toumey 

Nov. 21 
Nov. 30 
Dec. 1 
Dec. 3 
Dec. 7 
Dec. 10 
Dec. 27/28 
Jan. 7/8 
Jan. 12 



Jan. 25 
Jan. 28 
Jan. 30 

at York 

at Penn St. Hazleton (JV) 



at Wilkes (JV/V) 

at Widener (JV/V) 

at Otterbein Toumey 

at Catholic U. Toumey 


at Lebanon Valley (JV/V) 


at Moravian 


at Elizabethtown 


6:30/8:30 pm 
6:00/8:00 pm 
7:30 pm 
7:30 pm 
6:00/8:00 pm 
1:00/3:00 pm 
6:00/8:00 pm 
1:00/3:00 pm 
7:00/9:00 pm 

8:00 pm 
12:00/2:00 pm 

8:00 pm 

6:00 pm 

6:00/8:00 pm 

1 2:00/2:00 pm 

8:00 pm 


Nov. 19 at Moravian/Juniata 12:00 noon 

Dec. 2/3 Lebanon Valley Invitational 


Dec. 10 MESSIAH/SCRANTON 12:00 noon 

Dec. 7 at King's Toumey 

Jan. 21 at King's/Albright/E'town 12:00 noon 

Jan. 28 at Lycoming/Lebanon Valley 1 :00 pm 

Special Events 

Sept. 16 Shirley Valentine 8:00 pm 

Weber Chapel Auditorium 
Sept. 17- "Chronicles of Pennsylvania Plain People" 
Oct. 16 Lore Degenstein Gallery 
Oct. 1 Homecoming 
Oct. I Artist Series 

"Franklin Alive" 

Weber Chapel Auditorium 8:00 pm 

Oct. 2 Visiting Writer Series, 

Elizabeth Graver 

Isaacs Auditorium 7:30 pm 

Oct. 5 Institute For Lifelong Learning 10:45 am 

Degenstein Campus Center 
Oct. 19 Institute For Lifelong Learning 10:45 am 

Degenstein Campus Center 
Oct. 27 Violinist Nobu Wakabayashi 8:00 pm 

Degenstein Center Theater 
Nov. I- Water Color Society 
Dec. 12 Lore Degenstein Gallery 
Nov. 2 Institute For Lifelong Learning 10:45 am 

Degenstein Campus Center 
Nov. 4 Jack Fries Jazz Concert 8:00 pm 

Degenstein Center Theater 
Nov.11,12 Parents' Weekend 
Nov. 16 Institute For Lifelong Leming 10:45 am 

Degenstein Campus Center 
Nov. 16 Visiting Writer Series 

Robert Boswell 

Isaacs Auditorium 7:30 pm 

Dec. 3 Frontline Concert 8:00 pm 

Degenstein Center Theater 
Dec. 7 Institute For Lifelong Learning 10:45 am 

Degenstein Campus Center 
Dec. 8 Glenn Miller Orchestra 7:30 pm 

Weber Chapel Auditorium 
Feb. 6 Saint Olaf Choir 7:30 pm 

Weber Chapel Auditorium 
Feb. 9 Second City 8:00 pm 

Weber Chapel Auditorium 

For further information about special events, please 
call 7 17-372- ARTS. To receive a printed calendar of 
events or sports schedule, please call the Office of 
Public Relations at 717-372-41 19. 


Coaching the Crusader Way 

Seven Briggs Era Grads in College Coaching Ranks 

by Mike Ferlazzo, Sports Information Director 

Susquehanna Head Football Coach 
Steve Briggs is quick to point out that so 
many of his players are students of the 
game. He believes that's why his pro- 
gram has gone 33-10 (.767) since he took 
over as head coach five years ago. 

Just like a faculty member who's seen 
his or her top students further their edu- 
cation at graduate school, Briggs is posi- 
tively brimming over the fact that six of 
his former players are now among the 
college football ranks. 

Former guard Matt Caretti '91 and 
free safety Dan Rattay '91 are coaching 
at Shippensburg and Georgetown univer- 
sities respectively. Former center Pat 
Patte '92 actually coaches against 
Susquehanna on the Wilkes University 
staff. Former guard Ron Miller '93 is at 
Wagner, and center Tom Morian '93 is 
on the Allegheny University staff. Ail- 
American free safety for Briggs last year, 
Joe Shimko '94 will rejoin the Crusaders 
this year to coach the defensive backs. 

"It's (the large number of coaches) an 
honor and quite flattering to our pro- 
gram. This shows how much of an 
impact it's made in these kids' lives," 
says Briggs. "They all call weekly too 
and tell me what a great win it was for 
us, or how they did at their schools." 

The fact that Susquehanna is producing 
football coaches shouldn't come as a big 
surprise. After all, current Philadelphia 
Eagles Offensive Line Coach Bill Muir 
'65 is a member of the school's Sports 
Hall of Fame. Ironically, four of the six 
recent grads played along the Crusader 
offensive line. "Our offense 
(Susquehanna's Delaware Wing-T) is an 
intricate offense to learn. Once you learn 
the blocking schemes, you really start to 
understand how things fit together," says 
Miller. An All-American at 
Susquehanna, he now coaches defensive 
ends and is pursuing a master's degree in 
elementary education at Wagner. 

Caretti, a former Academic All- 

American who majored in business with 
a German minor at Susquehanna, took 
the scenic route to the coaching ranks — 
through the Austrian countryside. He 
was a player coach for the Feldkirch 
Oscar Dinos in Austria, helping his team 
win the Austrian Bowl two years ago. 
Off-season, he worked sales and market- 
ing for the team 's sponsor, an electronic 
water faucet manufacturer. 

Like most Susquehanna football grads, 
Caretti didn't really see the sport becom- 
ing a big part of his career plans. As it 
stands, he's sure glad it did. 

"Coach McBryan used to joke with me 
about how I was going to be some big 
CEO of a major corporation some day. 
My experience in Austria really changed 
my perspectives on a lot of things, par- 
ticularly with coaching," he says. 

That's not uncommon according to 
Briggs, who has given three recent play- 
ers their respective cracks at coaching as 
members of his staff. Two years ago, for- 

mer split end Chris Shelly '92 who now 
teaches and coaches at Springfield High 
School, helped out with the receivers. 
Last season it was Scott Altemose '93, 
who received the Coaches' Award as a 

Apparently, other coaches have also 
taken note of the potential coaching tal- 
ent the Susquehanna program is now 

"I think a lot of coaches respect our 
(Susquehanna) program because they 
know we do things right," says Miller. 
"We're definitely not a bandit school. 

We win with class and we lose with 
class. I know up here, Coach (Walt) 
Hamline will sometimes ask me how we 
did different things at Susquehanna." 

Based on the recent explosion of 
Susquehanna grads in the coaching 
ranks, Hamline's not alone. 

A Double Dose of Academic Honors 

Susquehanna women's track and field 
thrower and 1994 Middle Atlantic 
Conference discus champion Jenn Fry 
'94 of Reinholds has been named to the 
GTE District II College Division 
women's at-large Academic All- 
American team by the College Sports 
Information Directors of America 

A biology major who recently graduat- 
ed summa cum laude, Fry won the MAC 
discus title with a throw of 119-3. She 
placed fifth in the shot at 35-2 1/2 to help 
her team finish third at the Conference 
Championships — tying the program's 
best finish ever. Fry also earned the 
team's Top Fieldwoman Award as she 
helped it post a perfect 7-0 mark in dual, 
tri- and quad- meets, and capture the 
team title at the Dickinson Invitational. 
The school record-holder in the discus 
at 1 32-8, she has been a member of the 
MAC Spring All-Academic Team the 
past three years and earned all-confer- 
ence honors seven times. 

On campus. Fry was the recipient of 
four scholarships and the treasurer of 
Beta Beta Beta, secretary/treasurer of the 
Black Student Union, and fundraising 
chair for Big Brothers/Big Sisters. She 
also was a member of Omicron Delta 
Kappa, the national leadership honor 

Jenn Fry '94 completed her Susquehanna career 
as an MAC discus champ/on and at-/arge 
Academic All-Amerkan. 

society; the John App Society, the cam- 
pus honor society; and the Pre-Health 
Professions Club. 

"Jenn has been one of the most prolific 
throwers in our program's history," says 
third-year Crusader women's track head 
coach Dick Hess. 

She will be attending the University of 
Pennsylvania Medical School. 

Susquehanna University wrestling 
standout Steve Ely '94 ("SU Scholar 
Athletes Excel in Both Worlds" - 
Susquehanna Today, spring 1994), has 
been voted a GTE First Team College 
Division At-Large Academic All- 
American for the second straight year by 
the College Sports Information Directors 
of America (CoSIDA). 

The 167-pound co-captain of the 
Crusaders squad was co-valedictorian at 
his recent graduation with a perfect over- 
all grade point average as a biology 

Ely has posted a 20-6 record and been a 
National Scholar-Athlete according to 
the Division III Wrestling Coaches 
Association the past two years. This year 
he placed third at both the MAC 
Championships and NCAA Division III 
Eastern Regional Championships. 

Off the mat, he was also a Presidential 
Fellow, a member of the John App Honor 

Society and the biology honor society, 
Beta Beta Beta. 

"The attitude Steve took to the class- 
room was the same one he took onto the 
mat. He was very disciplined in every- 
thing he did and it was a pleasure to 
coach him," says second-year Crusader 
wrestling head coach Mills Eure. 

Ely will be attending the Harvard 
University School of Dentistry. 

The District II region includes stu- 
dent-athletes from Delaware, the 
District of Columbia, Maryland, 
New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West 
Virginia. The 1 1 -member at-large 
team represents student-athletes 
competing in cross country/track 
and field, fencing, field hockey, 
golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, riflery, 
skiing, soccer, swimming/diving 
and tennis. 

To be nominated for the GTE 
Academic All-America Team, a stu- 
dent-athlete must be at least a 
sophomore with a 3.20 cumulative 
grade point average, and a starter or 
significant reserve on his or her 

Susquehanna Today 11 

y ^lumni 


Dear Fellow Alumni: 

Alumni Weekend '94 is history and 
what great history! As you can see from 
the photographs in this issue, we had pic- 
ture-perfect weather. Combined with 
great food and entertainment, and the 
opportunity to reminisce with friends and 
classmates, it helped make this year's 
event a tremendous success. 

Once again, a highlight of Alumni 
Weekend was Saturday's awards and 
reunion luncheon. This included our 
brief annual meeting of the Susquehanna 

University Alumni Association. The 
only action item on the agenda was the 
election of officers, members-at-large, 
and representatives to the University 
board of directors. 

We completed the election in minutes 
by unanimous vote. The newly-elected 
candidates — and others still serving 
unexpired terms — will be representing 
your interests in the years ahead. It will 
be their responsibility to address your 
thoughts and concerns about current 
issues facing the University. They will 
listen and react to your comments 
regarding programs and activities, and 
make your ideas known to University 
leaders planning for the future direction 
of Susquehanna. 

The coming year will also find this 
group involved in a project that promises 
to be both challenging and educational. 
They will be reexamining the purpose of 
the Alumni Association and its relation- 
ship to the University. This study may 
conclude that a restructuring of the orga- 
nization is necessary to better serve the 

needs of all Susquehannans. This "refo- 
cusing" might include increased alumni 
involvement in areas such as career 
development, student recruitment and 
development. Offering alumni more 
meaningful ways to participate is a high 

The increasingly popular and important 
social activities will also receive their 
share of attention. I will be keeping you 
updated on our progress in future issues. 

Alumni represent Susquehanna 
University's single largest constituency. 
Your classmates who have accepted posi- 
tions of leadership and responsibility in 
the Alumni Association deserve your 
thanks and support. They would also 
welcome your input. I encourage you to 
let us know how we're doing, what 
you're thinking, and where we should be 
heading. All of us look forward to hear- 
ing from you soon. 

A special note of thanks to those of you 
that we HAVE heard from. You may 
remember that when you completed the 
form for our recent alumni directory, we 

asked you to choose several activities 
with which you would enjoy assisting. 
These included recruiting students, 
working with class reunions, fund rais- 
ing, and career networking, participating 
in regional alumni programs, and even 
taking an S.U. student as an intern. Well, 
you responded to our request in such 
numbers that our office has been over- 
whelmed, and we have been unable to 
follow-up as quickly as we would have 
liked. I apologize if this delay has incon- 
venienced you in any way. Please be 
assured that we are working to correct 
this situation and will be in touch with 
you in the very near future. Thanks 


Sam Kuba '75 

Director of Alumni Relations 

Class Notes 

Please send your alumni news and 
updates to the Class Reporter listed for 
your year or to the 

Office of Alumni Relations 
Susquehanna University 
Selinsgrove, PA 17870-1001 
Material received before December 1 
will be included in our winter issue. 


Class Reporter: 

Paul Hartline 

Brakeley Gardens Apt. F-14 

225 Red School Lane 

Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 

60th Reunion - Class of 1 934 

Lloyd M. Swartz. Earnest W. Huston and William 


Class Reporter: 
Janet Earhart Marians 
437 Meer Avenue 
Wyckoff, NJ 07481 


Class Reporter: 
John Rakshys 
411 Hickory Street 
Rome, NY 13440 

55th Reunion - Class of 1939 

Genevieve Cluck S/egal and Louise E. West. 


Class Reporter: 
Robert M. Bastress 
808 Ninth Street 
Selinsgrove, PA 17870 


55th reunion 
Class Reporter: 
William Gehron Sr. 
747 Arch Street 
Williamsport, PA 17701 


Class Reporter 
Mary Emma Yoder Jones 
Altoona, PA 16601 


50th reunion 
Class Reporter: 
Louise Kresge Isaacs 
201 Rhoads Avenue 
Selinsgrove, PA 17870 


Class Reporter: 

Robert Wohlsen 

145 Herman Boulevard 

Franklin Square. NY 11010 



50th Reunion - Class of 1944 

Left to right, row one: Ethel Wilson Kerschnet, Jean Renter Kolb, Norma Frank Gross, Janet Hoke 
Reiff. Catherine Byrod Whitman. Margaret Gemmill Janson. Row two: Adajayne Romig Lepley, Helen 
Hocker Schueler, Lois Kramer Pritz, Eleanor Jane Stirt, Bill Janson. Row three: Herman Stuempfle. Roy 
Gutshall, G/enn Schueler, Ray Schramm, Phyllis Wolfe Englert. 

45th Reunion - Class of 1949 

Left to right, row one. Dorothy Nitchman Bowen, Gabrielle Speyer Thorp, Edith Wegner Hebe/. Helen 
Smith Sanders. Row two. Nancy Everett Hoover, Robert Hoover, Jim Peters, Harry Johnston, Doug 
Arthur. Maude Jones Koch. 

12 Susquehanna Today 


45th reunion 

Class Reporter: 
Richard Weslervell 
700 Scarsdale Avenue 
Scarsdale. NY 1058} 



Charles H. "Buss" Carr '52 has been 
selecied as the National Federation 
Interscholastic Officials Association 
(NFIOA) Distinguished Service Award win- 
ner for Section 2. The area includes the 
District of Columbia and the states of 
Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, 
Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. 
Since 1 959. Buss has been a registered foot- 
ball official with the Pennsylvania 
Interscholastic Athletic Association. He has 
served as PIAA football rules interpreter 
since 1 982. In addition to his officiating 
duties on the field, he assigns all PIAA 
District IV officials for playoffs. 

Counseling training in February, Lynn was 
"on duty" at the shelter for victims of the 
March 24th Edison, N.J., gas explosion. 

Arthur A. Zimmerman '57, president of 
Bethlehem Steel International Corporation 
and general manager of Ore Operations, 
retired in June 1 993. Art joined Bethlehem in 
1963; spent nine years in Liberia and Sierra 
Leone, West Africa. In 1978 he was elected 
assistant controller of Bethlehem Steel 
Corporation. In 1982 he was elected president 
of Bethlehem Steel International Corporation 
and assistant vice president of Bethlehem 
Steel Corporation. 


The Reverend Robert A. Kerchoff '58 is 

pastor of Zion Lutheran Church and United 
Church of Christ, a cooperative ministry in 
Herndon, Pa. 

40th Reunion - Class of 1954 

Left to right, row one: Jean Rowe Lauver. Irene Meerbach Anderson, Irene 0/dr Huss, Peggy 
Henderson Davenport, George Liddington, Peg Webber Mi/lard, Joann Mosho/der Layman. Row two: 
Miriam Wick Berd/ck. Dorothy Sites Wagner. George Seeger, Eleanor Borski King. Bette Vincent 
Cooper, Marilyn Huyett Becker. Row three: Faye Kostenbauder Williamson, Sam Ross. Fred Winckler, 
James Dell, Hu:o/d Johnson. Walter 'Reub" Henry, Rebecca Shade Mignot. 


40th reunion 


Arlan K. Gilbert '55, 
professor of history at 
Hillsdale College, was 
awarded an honorary 
doctor of philosophy 
degree from Hillsdale 
College. The award is 
the first honorary Ph.D. 
ever granted by 
Hillsdale. He recently 
had published Hillsdale Ar(an K Qllben -^ 
Honor: The Civil War 


Class Reporter 
Lynn Hassinger Askew 
25 Gladys Avenue 
Manvilte. NJ 08835 


Lynn Hassinger Askew *57 was named 
volunteer of the month, April 1 994, by the 
Raritan Valley, N.J., Chapter of the American 
Red Cross. Following completion of 
American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health 


Class Reporter 
Jack Cisney 
4802 Eoff Street 
Benwood.WV 26031 


35th reunion 

Class Reporter: 
Donald E. Coleman 
128 Verna Road 
Lewisburg. PA 17837 



Rev. James C. Papada '61 is pastor of 
New Bethel Union, Kempton, Pa., a shared 
ministry begun in 1993. 


Sandra Forse Barnett '62 is program 
director of family day care and preventive 
services, Brookwood Child Care, Brooklyn, 

Maria Wernikowski MacFarlan '62 is a 
sales associate, Tarvin Realtors, Ridgewood, 


Class Reporter 
Irene Etter Schmehl 
8 Novice Run Trail 
Fairfield, PA 17320 


Frederick D. Muller '64 is a new represen- 
tative with The Prudential Insurance 
Company's Huntingdon, Pa., office. 
Lin Overholt '64 issued the world's first 
publication for collectors of telephone tokens, 
telephone cards, charge cards, charga-plate, 
and credit cards. He also issues The First US 
Telephone Card Catalog and The First 
International Credit Card Catalog. Lin has 
collected phone cards since 1953. 


30th reunion 


Thomas M. Pieschl '65, former dean of the 
library, Mankato State University, Mankato, 
Minn., has been named dean of academic 
information services at Northern Michigan 
University, Marquette, Mich. He is responsi- 
ble for library, academic computing and cam- 
pus electronic networks. His wife, Trudy 
Walton Peischl '66, earned a master of sci- 
ence degree in counseling and student person- 
nel, Mankato State University. 


Susan Bannister Boone '66 is pastor of 
First Congregational Church, Chester, Maine. 
She is a candidate for a master of divinity 
degree at Bangor Theological Seminary. 


Class Reporter: 
Virginia Biniek 
296 Andover Street 
Wilkes-Bar re, PA J 8702 

Marian L. Shatto '67, mortgage adminis- 
trator for the Fanners First Bank, completed 
her fourth trip to El Salvador in January. She 
is a volunteer in the Project Via Crucis, a 
Pennsylvania-based ecumenical ministry that 
works through the Lutheran Church in El 
Salvador to offer friendship and moral sup- 
port to the people. 


John R. Whisler '69 is vice president, 
Chapter Operations, Arthritis Foundation. 


25th reunion 

Class Reporter: 
Kalhryn Zierdt Crubb 
9 Preston Avenue 
Cranford.NJ 07016 


Wayne D. Hill '70 is president of 
Gettysburg Construction Co. He is also 
active musically with leading roles at the 
Harrisburg Opera, York Little Theater, the 
Harrisburg Singers, and numerous concerts 
for "Music, Gettysburg!" 

Karen Anderson Lynch '70 has been nom- 
inated for the 1995-96 edition of Marquis 
Who's Who in the East. She is secretary to the 
Bloomfield, N.J., mayor and township coun- 
cil. She was formerly editor of Bloomfield 
LIFE newspaper and assistant editor/advertis- 
ing director of The New Jersey Law Journal. 


Class Reporter: 
Whitney A. Gay 
5 North Gateway 
Winchester, MA 01890 

Valerie Bortner '71 is the director of busi- 
ness administration for the city of York, Pa. 


Catherine J. Cannon '72 married 
Theodore L. Kosenak, February 1 993. Puritan 
Congregational Church, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 
Catherine earned a master of science degree 
in education from Wilkes University in 1975 
and a doctor of philosophy degree in organi- 
zational leadership/curriculum instruction. 
University of Pennsylvania in 1985. 
Catherine is an assistant high school princi- 
pal. Wyoming Valley West School District, 
Plymouth, Pa. 


Rebecca Young Duke '73 is the vocational 
evaluator at Lebanon County Workshop, 
Lebanon. Pa. This is a vocational rehabilita- 
tion center for mentally and physically handi- 
capped adults. 

Ron Meixsell '73, voice instructor at Five 
Towns College, Long Island, presented a 
workshop and concert in Williamsport, Pa., 
sponsored by the Community Theatre 


Class Reporter: 
Barbara Dalrymple Dunn 
403 Pine Creek Road 
Exton, PA 19341 

Daniel E. Knipel '74 was awarded the 
"Visionary Circle Award" for his contribu- 
tions to the Pearle Vision Foundation, a non- 
profit organization dedicated to the preserva- 
tion of optimum lifetime vision. 

Frank W. Schott '74 married Roberta M. 
Ford, April 30, 1994. Frank is the general 
counsel of The Pucillo Group, a full-service 
environmental organization based in Hillside, 


20th reunion 


Born to Lcroy Carl '75 and Janet Gump 

Beck '76, a daughter, Lauren Louise, March 
12, 1994. 

Born to Ian and Linda Crape Lawson '75, 
a son, James Stephen, May 20, 1993. He joins 
sister Sarah. 

William A. Wray '75, owner or Wray 
Music House. Inc., and Do Wray Mi pianos, 
has been appointed president of Smith. Wray 
& Associates, Inc., an attorney-based com- 
mercial collection agency in Lemoyne. Pa. 


Class Reporter: 
Brenda Zboray Klinger 
968 Bluejay Road 
Harrisburg. PA 17111 

Barbara Cleary Graziano '76 is a regis- 
tered nurse working in a private practice spe- 
cializing in geriatric internal medicine. Her 
husband is an executive chef and partner of 
"Chiasso Cafe - An Italian Grill" a new 
restaurant in Las Vegas, Nev. 

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Susquehanna Today 13 

25th Reunion - Class of 1 969 

Left to right, row one: Michael 8arr//e, Robert Ray. Robert Monahan, Margaret He// King. Carol Reese Feister. Robert teaman, Judy Billman, Nancy Comp 
Everson, Linda Grill Stanlciewicz. Christine Richards Kyse Judy Wittosch Malcolm, Peggy McCracken Schilpp. Marcia Spangler Sharpe, Victoria Fay 
Heberlig. James Peck, Donna Hilton fisher, Muriel Black Better). Row two: David Lawrence, Joe Papovich. Larry Kyse '70. Fred Hait. Claire Smith Hanson, 
Sheila Mahon Morgan, Martha Imhol Frantz, Virgil Franks Davala, Kathy Zierdt Grubb 70, Paulerte Keller Knauer. Virginia A. Moratz, Rudy Sharpe, 
Beverly Steele/ Larzelere, David Dumeyer. Row three: Lloyd Lohmeyer, Bill Medlicott, Steve Shipman, Ed Vermillion, Karen Pfleger Zygan, Philomena 
Quartrocchi, Barbara Kitchens DePerro, Beverly Gillette Hesel, Donna Byrd Onasch, Linda Brubaker Pflugrad, Linda laeger Poinsett, Richard A. Janes, 
Ingrid 'Cookie' Grodem Jacobus, Jim Page. Row lour: Barry Llewellyn, Glennette Peterson Papovich, Ron Stahl. Bob Pritchard, Chuck Cloutman, Barry 
Bowen, Sarah Boys Widhu, Dan Corveleyn, Keith Betten, Bob fisher, Nick Eggleston, Steve Herrold, Keith Bance and Jim Peck. 

Janice Trojan Lessman '76 has been pro- 
moted to senior vice president/director of 
retail banking and trust. Northern Central 
Bank, Williamsport. Pa. 

Bom to James and Elizabeth Gent Wallace 
'76, a son, Christopher, October 22, 1992. 

Emily Flickinger White '76 is deputy sec- 
retary for business development, 
Pennsylvania Commerce Department. She 
will be responsible for the Office of 
Technology Development, Office of Small 
Business and Office of International Trade. 


Class Reporter: 
Lynn Sarf 
Roure 4, Box 82 
Pierrepont Road 
Canton, NY 13617-9415 

Timothy Lawlor '77 is sales manager of 
original equipment batteries for the Topton- 
based battery maker East Penn 
Manufacturing Co. Inc. His responsibilities 
include battery sales to original equipment 

Virginia Schlack Rothenberger '77 is the 
mentor teacher for the Lehigh University site 
for the JASON Project. The educational sci- 
ence program was developed and implement- 
ed by Dr. Robert Ballard, discoverer of the 
wreck of the Titanic. The mentor teacher 
instructs other teachers in the interdiscipli- 
nary program. She will also develop student 
activities used in the classroom. 

Donna Lcnnek Turner '77 is a tax prepar- 
er for H&R Block in Pittsfield. Mass. 


Class Reporter: 
Judy Rile 
2-F Olympic Drive 
Reading. PA 19607 

Jane Kadenbach DiGirolamo '78 is direc- 
tor of development for Saint James School, 
the country's oldest independent secondary 
school affiliated with the Episcopal Church. 
She is responsible for development and com- 
munications programs including annual giv- 

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ing, capital campaigns and special projects. 

Phil Herzog *78 is vice president of com- 
munications for Mercy Ships, an international 
relief arm of Youth with a Mission with 
worldwide headquarters near Lindale, Texas. 
He is one of 500 unpaid volunteers working 
to support three ocean-going vessels that pro- 
vide medical and technological assistance. 

Kristine Oddsen Lamb '78 is with The 
Early Music Players. They perform music of 
the medieval, renaissance and baroque peri- 

James Umble *78, classical saxophonist, 
performed with the Cleveland Duo in 
Chambersburg, Pa., as part of a musical series 
offered by the Cumberland Valley School of 


Class Reporter: 

Sue Odjakjian 

22137-3 Burbank Boulevard 

Woodland Hills. CA 91367 

Jennifer Gamble '79 married Brian 
Allebach, December 27, 1992, St. Paul's 
Church, Red Hill, Pa. Susquehannans in the 
wedding party were Melinda Murphy 
Grochowski '84, Amy Murphy Nolcn *85 
and Leslie "Buzz" Gamble '73. Jennifer is a 
special projects coordinator. Southeastern 
Pennsylvania School Age Project. Ambler. 
Pa. Her husband is vice president, First 
Valley Bank, Bethlehem, Pa. 

Samuel B. Hoff '79. associate professor of 
history at Delaware State University, is the 
recipient of the 1994 ROTC-USMA Military 
History Fellowship and a 1994 Freedom 
Foundation Scholarship. 

Dr. Kathryn A. Reihard '79 married 
Michael Weller, September 22, 1991, 
Frederick, Md. She is assistant medical direc- 
tor, Washington County Hospital, Hagers- 
town, Md. 

Born to Dr. and Mrs. Victor Sobolewski 
'79, twin sons, Peter Alexander and Steven 
Grigory, February 23, 1994. They joined sis- 
ter Larissa. Vic is medical director of the 
Mercy Whitewater Sports Medicine and 
Rehabilitation Center, Whitewater, Wis. 



15th reunion 
Class Reporter: 
Robert Whtimoyer 
211 Baldwin Boulevard 
Orchard Hills 
Selinsgrove, PA 17870 

Gaelan T. Lambiase '80 was promoted to 
marketing manager for the British Isles, 
Consumer Imaging Division, Eastman Kodak 
Company. He and his family will be relocat- 
ing to London. Son Justin was bom May 27, 

Bom to Richard J. and Patricia 
Schocnegan Levine '80, a daughter, Mallorie 
Dinah, April 12, 1994. She joins sister 
Meredith and brother Taylor. 

James A. Moyer '80, chairman of percus- 
sion studies and assistant director of bands at 

Millikin University, Decatur, 111., was guest 
conductor for the 1994 Little Okaw Valley 
Conference Band Festival and the Tri-County 
Music Festival. 

Bom to Victor and Lynn Jacoby Vinegra 
*80. a son. Mark Victor, March 16. 1994. 


Class Reporter: 
Christopher Kiessling 
243 Hill Road 
Grown, MA 01450 

Sally Cherrington Bcggs '81 earned a doc- 
tor of musical arts, Yale University. She is 
continuing as the director of music at St. 
Luke's Lutheran Church in Park Ridge, III., 
and has been appointed an adjunct faculty 
member at Harper College, also in the 
Chicago suburbs. 

Bom to Jack and Sue Grausam Bullock 
'81, a daughter, Megan Patricia, November 
17, 1993. She joins sister Christina and broth- 
er Daniel. 


Class Reporter 
Ann Stanzione Thompson 
7714 Briarslone Court 
Ellicotl City. MD 21043 

Bom to David W. '82 and Nancy Barton 
DeLuca '83, a daughter, Dayna Lee, October 
20, 1 993. She joins sister Jenna Marie. 

Bom to Mr. and Mrs. E. Franklin GrifTiths 
II '82, a son, E. Franklin III, October 17, 
1992. "Griff" joins brothers Sam and Max 
and sister Alexa. 

Paul Sacks '82 started a NSERC-funded 
Canada International Fellowship at INRS- 
Georesources, a research and teaching depart- 
ment of the University of Quebec. He will be 
studying the structural geology and tectonics 
of the Shickshock Sud fault and related struc- 
tures in the Gaspe Appalachians. 

Bom to Peter and Lorclla Puglielli Struzzi 
'82 a daughter, Laura Elizabeth, January 17, 
1994. She joins brother Matthew. 

Richard T. Watkins '82 is associate direc- 
tor of annual gifts, St. Lawrence University, 
Canton, N.Y. 

Remembering Baltimore. Participants of the Baltimore Urban Program (BUP) enjoyed a special 
Alumni Weekend reunion at the home of Boyd Gibson, associate professor emeritus of religion and 
former director of the program. Pictured are: Front row. left to right: Helen Ross '82 Townsend and 
daughter Erin, Jane Gibson, Boyd Gibson, Jay Faron '74. Middle row: Kathryn Waters. Emily Waters, 
Elizabeth O'Connor Waters 78, Janet Chase, Nancy Alcantara. Joan Balde 77, Sally Zapp Cole 79, 
Jura Hammarstrom Dickert 78 and Kathy Reiland. Back row: Ruby Knock, Baltimore Adjunct Faculty 
Leader Stanley Knock. Laddie Waters. Associate Professor Emeritus of Sociology and BUP committee 
member Frank Chase. Rick Alcantara '82. Assistant Professor Emeritus of Biology and BUP committee 
member Randall Harrison and Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences Carol Harrison, Joe Miller 
(friend of J. Balde). Jeff Dickert and Chris Reiland '84. Not pictured are Dean of Students Dorothy 
Anderson, a BUP faculty member, Karel Olmstead Page '83, Susan fdgren Bassett 76 and Daniel 
Bassett '82 and their two children. 


Bom to William '83 and Melissa Miller 
Barnes '85, a daughter. Lindsay Elizabeth. 
December 24, 1993. She joins sister Jillian 
and brother Brian. Bill has been promoted to 
director of sales and marketing for Intenape 
Polymer Group's woven products division. 

Bom to Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. Cook '83. 
a son. Scott Wesley, May 27. 1993. 

Annette Moser Goldberg '83 received the 
outstanding graduate student award for 1994 
from the manufacturing engineering school. 
University of Massachusetts at Lowell. 

Richard S. Harrcll '83 is assistant vice 
president for internal audit, PH1CO. 

Beth A. Kncpp '83 is assistant manager of 
the Lewistown district of the Baltimore Life 
Insurance Company. She had been district 
sales manager in Philipsburg, Pa. 

George Rudisill '83 of Akron. Pa., reports 
that the Quissett Athletic Club, comprised of 
mostly SU alumni, is preparing for another 
run in the annual 66-mile Lake Winnipe- 
saukee Relay in New Hampshire. More than 
200 teams from all over North America com- 
pete in the annual event. Each year the 
Quissett-SU group has improved its perfor- 
mance. The team finished 20th overall in 
1993 and members are gunning for the top 15 
this September. You can admire their legs in 
the picture on this page. 

10th Reunion - Class of 1984 

Left to right row one; Lynn Alien Endahl. Rick Elliott. Lori Zwirblis Kennedy, Susan Dell. Cindy Adams fames. Lisa Burkett Kidd. Wendy Gelnett Burkhart. 
Alayne Maningo Dugan. Diane Vautrin McGrath. Tbni Tomarazzo. Lisa Huchler-Smith. Patrick Smith. Sacha von Riemsdyk Mtadonna. Charlotte Debany. 
Suzanne Can Hinton. Pamela Schlerf Harshey. Row two: Tom Hiriak, Lama Von Hoehn Hanff. Randy Lieberman, Joe Clark, Cynthia Robbins. Teresa Sol. 
Nancy /ones Beary Deb Voll Keane. Susan Leach Magrowski, Christine Wescott. Kip Ho/lister Hyde. Jennifer Olson Smith. Toni Pall Olson. Anne Berger 
K/nn Alma-Lillian Kinn Abruzzo. Row three: Scott Dempster, Susan Anderson Jabe/. Stuart Fornoff, Tom Banks, Chris Markle. Eric Ulsh, William Goulburn, 
Elizabeth Allen Vought Laura A. Young. Joanne Lubben Votnakparian, Sherri Leitzel Shilllett. Sharon Citrano, Virginia Kiselica Apostolacus, Cathy Sieben 
Taylor. Row four: Mark Norberg, Ken Healey, Ted Sweeney. Keith Duvin. Pierre Duy. Dan Gallagher, Richard Bush. David Grzybowski, Jonathan Laubach. 
Kellie Dressier, Beverly Jones Hoehing. Anna Milheim Jordan, David Endahl, Bill Hinton, Lisa Ledeboer, Pam Shultz Andreason. 

All Legs _ Mem (, ers f tne Quissett Athletic Club after their 1983 performance in the 66-mile Lake 
Winnipesaukee Relay. Shown are, left to right, Bryan Rynearson '82, Peter Dussias, Robert Pickart 
'81, Mark Drogalis '84. George Rudisill '83, John Uehling '82 and Tom A. Voll '83. 


Class Reporter: 
Randi Keller Sagona 
12280 Gingerwood Lane 
Wellington. FL 33414 

Lisa A. Diaz married Rodney J. Bamford 
'84, September 18, 1993, St. Paul's United 
Church of Christ. Northampton, Pa. 
Susquehannans in the wedding party were 
Thomas P. Dohcrty '86 and James F. 
Brown '86. Rod is a manager for Price 
Watcrhouse in Philadelphia. His wife is an 
account leader with Rosenbluth International, 

Bom to Eric and Ann Sarandoulias 
Davidson '84. a daughter, Kelly. October 2, 

Bom to Steve and Diane Mesloh Duff '84. 
a son, James Mcrritt, November 15, 1993. He 
joins sister Amy Lillian. 

Bom to Robert and Mary Wolf Hartman 
'84. a daughter, Michelle Elizabeth, January 
20, 1994. 

Bom to Mark and Amy Potts Kelly '84, a 
daughter, Katherine Eleanor, November 21, 

Bom to Gene and Jill Potter Rochette '84, 
a daughter, June 30, 1993. 

Bom to Patrick C. '84 and Lisa Huchlcr- 
Smiih '84, a daughter. Nicole Taylor, June 
24, 1993. 

John A. Stoudt '84 earned a master of 
divinity degree from Concordia Lutheran 
Theological Seminary, St. Catherines, 
Ontario, Canada. He is pastor of St. Luke's 
Lutheran Church, Croydon, Pa. 

William B. Welker '84 is vice president. 
Prefabricated Fireplace Company. He lives in 
Ramsey, N.J. 

Alumni Career Fair 


We 're looking for a few 
good alumni... 


10th reunion 


Class Reporter: 
Tracy Gerard Akner 
200 Lincoln Avenue 
Rockville Centre, NY 11570 

Kevin J. Akner '85 is vice president of the 
executive board of the Rockville Centre 
Chamber of Commerce. He is owner and 
president of Akner Contracting Co. Inc. 

Bom to Eric '85 and Jill Schafcr Boehnte 
'87, a daughter, Margaret Elisabeth, May 9, 
1994. She joins brother Jonathan. 

Bom to John and Barbara Johnson 
Cipollini '85. a daughter, Angela Christine, 
December 28, 1993. She joins brother 

Bom to Ban and Kathy Welliver Dunn 
'85, a son, Brian Patrick, May 4, 1994. He 
joins sister Rachel. 

cont. on p. 16 

to share career experiences and advice 
with Susquehanna undergraduates in 
the third annual "Networking with the 
Alumni" Career Fair sponsored by the 
Office of Career Development and 
Placement. This year's event will be on 
Friday, November 4 from 2 to 5 p.m. 

Last year more than 35 alumni from 
a wide variety of occupational fields 
met informally with more than 260 
Susquehanna students. Graduates dis- 
cussed their career paths, graduate or 
professional school experiences, future 
job market trends, and internship or 
full-time job opportunities with their 

The number of alumni participating 
in 1993 more than doubled over the 
previous year. Your experience can 
provide valuable guidance and insight 
into future careers for current students. 
Alumni are also invited to a "thank- 
you" dinner with faculty and adminis- 
trators after the event. 

If you can join us. please complete 
the form below and return to: 

Kimberly L. Bolig 
Assistant Director 
Office of Career 
Development and Placement 
Susquehanna University. 
Selinsgrove, PA 17870-1001 
(717) 372-4325 or 
FAX (717) 372-2745 



Phone number 
Career field _ 

Class year _ 

Susquehanna Today IS 

Bom to Lutz G. '85 and Heather Carter 
Pescht '87, a daughter. Erica Leilani, March 
23, 1994. She joins brother Lamar and sister 

Laurie Ann Aschoff married Jeffrey 
Nudelman '85, April 16. 1994. Jeff is an 
accounting manager with U.J.B. Financial in 
Fairlawn, N.J. His wife is a consulting service 
manager with United Jersey Bank in 
Hackensack, N.J. 

Laura Troy '85 makes her jazz vocal debut 
in New York City this summer. She free- 
lances as a studio vocalist and vocal arranger 
and works with several performing groups. 
She is a partner in a new music production 
company in New York City. 


Kerstin R. Gnazzo married Paul J. 
Hawkins '86. August 2 1 . 1 993, Roman 
Catholic Church of St. Patrick, Farmington, 
Conn. In the wedding party from 
Susquehanna were Marc G. Wiseman '87 
and Charles B. Muzzy '86. Paul is a systems 
designer, Cigna Corporation of Bloomfield, 
Conn. His wife is project manager, 
Connecticut Mutual Insurance, Hartford, 

Maureen E. Maguire married David J. 
Innes '86. February 5. 1994. Sacred Heart 
Catholic Church, Atlanta, Ga. David is a 
senior consultant, Deloitte & Touche, Atlanta, 
Ga. His wife is a psychologist, Fulton County 

Bom to Mr. and Mrs. Brian J. Leib '86, 
identical twin daughters, Alyssa Nicole and 
Ashley Ann. February 2. 1994. 

Harold L. Metcalf '86 is assistant vice 
president and commercial loan officer. Union 
Trust Company, Machias, Maine. 

Eric M. Nestler '86 earned a doctor of 
music degree with high distinction, Indiana 
University School of Music, Bloomington, 
Ind. He is an assistant professor at University 
of North Texas School of Music, Denton, 
Texas. He is also on the summer music facul- 
ty of the University of New Brunswick in 
Fredericton, Canada. 

Colleen Sullivan '85 married Marc 
Trevisan, April 16. 1994 in Old Saybrook, 
Conn. In the wedding party from 
Susquehanna were Glenda Rennie Finn '85, 
Amy Junger '86 and Sarah Amick '85. 
Colleen is the beauty and fitness editor at 
McCall's magazine. 

Mary Margaret Tucked '86 married 
Jaymie Kevin Llewellyn '86, January 22, 
1994, Ranshaw United Methodist Church, 
Ranshaw, Pa. Fred Lubnow '88 was the best 
man. Mary Margaret is the project manager 
and action production supervisor for Korsch 
Processing Laboratories, Inc., Somerset, N.J. 
Jaymie is director of technical sales for 
Eastern Region, InSoft Corp., New York City. 

Bom to John P. '86 and Carol Bufflngton 
Walthall '87. a daughter, Erin Sage, March 
13, 1994. She joins brother Cassidy. 

Stephanie J. Welsbans '87 married 
Michael P. Giles '86, September 15, 1990, 
Incarnation Church, Mantua, N.J. They have 
a daughter, Kelsea Ann, bom April 27, 1992. 
Michael is an attorney with Miller & Murray, 
Reading. Pa. He earned his law degree from 
Temple University School of Law. 


Class Reporter: 
Cynthia L. Cooke 
846 Green Pond Road 
Rockaway. NJ 07866-4403 

Deborah L. Chisholm '87 married Patrick 
Aitro. November 3, 1990, St. Helens Church, 
Westfield, N J. Susquehannan Gail Murphy 
16 Susquehanna Today 

Corrigan '87 was in the wedding party. They 
have one son, Corey Patrick, bom October 
20, 1993. Debbie is customer service repre- 
sentative, California Southwestern Insurance 
Company, Irvine, Calif. Her husband is a 
financial planner, Connecticut Mutual. 

James H. Faust '87 is loan officer, 
Orrstown Bank, Shippensburg, Pa. 

James G. Harris '87 is an organizational 
development consultant for The Prudential's 
Group Insurance department in Roseland, 
N.J. His wife, Susan Bracken Harris '87 is 
a graphic designer for the consulting firm 
M.F. Smith & Assoc. 

Joseph A. Littzi '87 is a personal invest- 
ment consultant, Mellon Bank, Wilkes-Barre, 

Nancy J. Patterson '88 married Richard 
D. Lynch '87, May 22, 1993, St. Mary's 
Church, Katonah, N.Y. In the wedding party 
from Susquehanna were Steven V. Marino 
'87 and Daniel K. Patterson '86. Nancy is 
account supervisor. Direct Media Inc., 
Greenwich, Conn. Richard is a sales repre- 
sentative, Cardio Medical Products. 

Kathryn L. Rave '87 married Christopher 
Michael, November 26, 1993, Huntsville 
Christian Church, Dallas, Pa. Susquehannan 
Susan Bracken Harris '87 was in the wed- 
ding party. Kathy is an assistant controller, 
McNaughton Company. Her husband is a 
marketing service representative, The 
Underwriters Group, and is also a feature 
writer for the outdoor section of the 
Harrisburg Patriot News. 

Gail Beauregard married Dennis G. 
Sansiveri '87, September 26, 1993, St. 
Catherine of Siena Church, Verona, N.J. 
Susquehannans in the wedding party were 
Timothy A. Laubach '88 and Andrew M. 
Cobb '87. Dennis is vice president, Stettler 
Builders, Montclair, N.J. His wife is with 
H.l.P.-Rutgers Health Plan, Paramus, N.J. 
Born to David '87 and Caroline Bishop 
Savino '88, a daughter, Laura Bishop, April 
8. 1994 

Bom to Kevin '87 and Gail Friars Sinnott 
'87, a daughter. Jennifer Joan, December 26, 
1993. Kevin is a salesperson for Maersk. Gail 
is an office manager and salesperson for 
Morris Invisible Fence. 

Bom to Dean A. '87 and Crystal Skeel 
Turner '86, a son. Bradley John, May 28. 


Class Reporter: 
Mark Thorsheim 
102 Sienna Lane 
Glassboro. NJ 08028 

Maria C. Cerza '88 married Thomas 
Levine, November 27. 1993. Christ the King 
Church, New Vernon, N.J. Maria is the direc- 
tor of sales for the Assurance Group, Clifton, 
N.J. Her husband is assistant treasurer, Chase 
Manhattan Bank, New York City. 

Bom to Scott and Wendy Steinbeiser 
Koehle '88, a son, Logan Donovan, June 1, 

Barry W. Sheibley 
'88 has been appointed 
controller for The 
Gettysburg Hospital, 
Gettysburg, Pa. He will 
oversee the accounting 
and budgeting functions 
for the hospital. Barry 
and his wife, Kelly 
Shatto Sheibley '89, 
recently moved to 

Joseph A. Wolfe '88 married Carolyn B. 
Ames, March 6, 1993, Lakeview United 
Church of Christ, Cincinnati, Ohio. His wife 
has two sons, Christopher and Andrew. 

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Elizabeth O. Dawson '89 married Steven 
G. Krenik, April 9, 1 994, Lake Hills 
Community Church, Laguna Hills, Calif. In 
the wedding party from Susquehanna were 
Suzanne L. Maglisceau '89 and Barbara A. 
Pisciotta '89. Elizabeth is human resources 
director for Trimedyne, Inc., Irvine, Calif., a 
company manufacturing medical devices for 
laser surgery. Her husband is branch manager. 
Household Bank, Anaheim Hills, Calif. 

Jennifer A. Laubc '89 married John R. 
Hurly '89, December 4, 1993, Bethlehem 
Lutheran Church, Ridgewood, N.J. 
Susquehannans in the wedding party were 
Karen Nester Ceh '89, Michael Henderson 
'88, Jeffrey D. Hughes '88. Paul M. Joslyn 
'88 and Erik Rank '88. 

Dana Stephen Leach '89 earned a master 
of science degree in geoenvironmental stud- 
ies, Shippensburg University. 

Class of 1989 Advisory: 

The Susquehanna University Office of 
Career Development and Placement current- 
ly maintains credential files for the first five 
years after graduation. If you are a member 
of the Class of '89 who had a credential file 
with the office and you do not want your file 
destroyed, please contact the office at (717) 

Barry She/b/ey '88 

Alumni cheered for the Baltimore Orioles at an 
Alumni office-sponsored get-together at 
Camden yards stadium. 


Class Reporter: 
Angela J. Johnson 
5 Wild Apple Lane 
Old Saybrook. CT 06475 

Jennifer Bidding '90 is a museum educator 
for the Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, Texas. 

Amy Bathurst married Julian Francis '90. 
May 29. 1 994, First Presbyterian Church, 
Pottstown, Pa. Julian is a contract specialist 
with the Resolution Trust Corporation, Valley 
Forge, Pa. His wife is a self-employed 

Traci Lee Graczyk '90 married William J. 
Hoelzel, January 8, 1994, St. Mary of the 
Lakes Catholic Church. Medford, N.J. Traci 
is a sales associate for Smith Barney 
Shcarson in Philadelphia. Pa. Her husband 
works in the municipal bond department of 
the same company. 

Judson LaLonde *90 is a customer service 
representative. The Chase Manhattan Bank, 
N.A., Brooklyn. N.Y. 

Lois Pahls '90 is a publishers' representa- 
tive for Harcourt Brace College Publishers. 


Class Reporter: 
Aaron B. Billger 
Apartment 3-B 
21 North Fourth Street 
Harrisburg. PA 17101 

Born to Tim and Kelly Locovare 
Laubschcr '91, a son, Timothy Thomas, 
April 28, 1994. 

John M. Lund '91 earned a master of arts 
degree in history from the University of 
Vermont. Burlington, Vt. He is a teaching 
assistant there. 

Laura P. Passaro '91 married David B. 
Pomrinca, November 6, 1993, North Branch 
Reformed Church, Bridgewater, N.J. 
Susquehannans in the wedding party were 
Margaret M. Wisniewski '91 and Julianne 
Perfilio '92. Laura is with Sun Microsystems 
Computer Corp., Somerset, N.J. Her husband 
is with M&M/Mars, Hackettstown, N.J. 


Class Reporter: 
Julie Heckntan Mullin 
26 Wilson Boulevard 
Eagleville. PA 19403 

Salinda Moyer Arthur '92 is the Mid-Ohio 
Easter Seals Society District II Development 
Director. She is a College of Education doc- 
toral student, Ohio University. 

Kristin E. Kichn '92 is assistant account 
executive in the events marketing department 
of the New Jersey office of Poppe Tyson. She 
will help create and manage events and pro- 
motions for agency clients. 

Robert W. Knupp '92, a graduate student 
in the East Carolina University School of 
Music, was featured in a recital at First 
Presbyterian Church in Kinston, N.C. 

Amanda La Brecquc '92 works for 
Programmers Paradise Italia, a subsidiary of 
Voyager Software Corporation, Saronno. 

Heather Mahcr '92 married Douglas 
Bocdeker '92. November 27, 1993. United 
Church of Christ, Warminster, Pa. 
Susquehannans in the wedding party were 
Kelly O'Mara Bocttchcr '92, Stacy L. 
Koppenhavcr '92. Tammy Frailey Shearer 
*92. Geoff A. Shearer '91, Janice Wilcoxcn 
Brown '91, Alan D. Brown '92, Mark E. 
Schmidt '91, Jeff Hodman '91 and Robert 
W. Knupp '92. Heather is a domestic vio- 
lence counselor at the Y.W.C.A. in 
Harrisburg, Pa. Doug is an accountant for 
McKonly and Asbury in Camp Hill, Pa. 

Stacie D. Whittaker '92 married 
Christopher J. Kcnney '92, February 5, 
1994, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church. 
Williamsport. Pa. Susquehannans in the wed- 
ding party were Noelle R. Suppa '92, 
Richard G. Black '92, Tyler G. Masters 
'92, Megan A. Shannon '93, Kathleen B. 
Haydu '92 and Karen Bartashunas '92. 
The Reverend Charles W. Coates '55 offici- 
ated at the ceremony. Stacie is a consultant 
for Elizabeth Arden at Hecht's in Bethesda, 
Md. Christopher is a golf professional at the 
Bethesda Country Club. 


Scott A. Altemosc '93 is with Kidder. 
Peabody & Co., New York City. 

John W. Crane '93 is a customer service 
representative. Sprint Corp., Purchase, N.Y. 

Todd E. Snyder '93 is an account manager, 
Andrews, Sacunas & Saline Inc., a 
Harrisburg-based public relations firm. 

David A. Sottile '93 is scientist/hydrogeol- 
ogist, Geraghty & Miller, Plainview, N.Y. 

Alumni Events 

Jack '57 and Joan Bishop enjoy (he barbecue dinner at the 
third annua/ Susquehanna Summer Celebration on Harris- 
burg's City /s/and. 

Dr. Dawn Grigg Mueller '68, second from left, recently arranged an 
alumni get-together in Richmond, Va. 

Susquehanna alumni, friends and parents visited the new 
Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia lor a reception 
and tour. They're shown here in the Grand Hall which formerly 
served as the historic Reading Terminal Train Shed. 

Grant Schoonmaker 78 recently hosted a barbecue for alumni of all ages at his home in 
Charlotte, North Carolina. 

University Chaplain Christopher Thomforde, seated, was the guest speaker at the Johnstown, Pa., 
alumni dinner. Joining him were, from left to right, G. Chester Long '}7, Thelma Long, Victoria Long 
'65, Dorothy Shaffer and Harry Shaffer 79. 

Dick '68 and Linda Laeger '69 Poinsett fright, standing and seated) hosted a cookout 
at their home in Hampton. Va. 

Calling All Bond and Key Members 

The University Office of Alumni Relations is searching for alumni who are members of 
the Bond and Key Society. The Office is establishing a mailing list to notify members of a 
special reunion next alumni weekend, June 2-4, 1995. If you are a member or know of oth- 
ers, please complete the form below and return to the Office of Alumni Relations, 
Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA, 1 7870- 1 001 , or call the Office at 7 1 7-372-41 1 5. 


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Susquehanna Today 1 7 

In Memory 

Celia Speigelmire Shoaf '19, Bloomsburg, 
Pa., May 1, 1994. She was preceded in death 
by her husband, the Rev. Harry F. Shoaf '19. 
She was a member of First Presbyterian 
Church in Bloomsburg. Among the survivors 
is her grandson, Marlin Bollinger Jr. '71. 

John W. Biltinger '23, Selinsgrove, Pa., 
March 26, 1994. He attended Jefferson 
Medical School in Philadelphia for two years 
following his graduation from Susquehanna. 
He served as a Snyder County justice of the 
peace for 26 years and as a school board 
member. He formerly worked for the Sunbury 
Dye Works and for George W. Rockwell, a 
Sunbury bridge-building contractor. He man- 
aged the Rockwell farms in Penn and Monroe 
townships and eventually bought the farm on 
the Isle of Que. He retired from farming in 
1965. An active member of Christ 
Community United Methodist Church, he 
taught Sunday school for 50 years. He was 
preceded in death by his sister, Frances 
Biltinger Burgess '45. Among the survivors 
are his sister, Hester Bittinger Ayers '40, 
and his daughter, Joan Bittinger Weber '59. 

Hazel L. Herrold '25, Selinsgrove, Pa., 
April 4, 1994. After earning a master's degree 
from Bucknell University, she taught for 45 
years, starting in rural schools. She was an 
elementary supervisor and taught at 

Selinsgrove High School before retiring in 
1971. She was a member of Grace United 
Methodist Church. Port Trevorton, Pa., serv- 
ing as secretary/treasurer for 35 years. She 
also taught the adult Sunday school class for 
several years. Among the survivors is her 
brother. Donald L. '48, and a nephew, 
Douglas L.' 85. 

Matilda Wcrtz Wagner '25, Cheyenne, 
Wyo.. March 17. 1994. 

Francis A. Leeson '28, Kingston, Pa„ 
March 31,1 994. He was a teacher with the 
Pringle schools and retired in 1965 as the 
supervising principal of the district. An Army 
veteran of World War II, he was a member of 
St. Ignatius Church, Kingston, and its Holy 
Name Society. He was also a member of 
Pennsylvania Association for Retired 
Teachers, Lions Club, and American Legion. 

Gussie Eisenhuth Casner, of 
Downingtown, Pa., April 4, 1994. She had 
studied music at Susquehanna. She was pre- 
ceded in death by her husband, Ralph H. 
Casner '30. 

Norman H. Brought '31, Lewistown, Pa., 
April 6, 1994. He had been a teacher in 
Granville Township and Middletown, Pa. 
until he retired in 1972. 

Guy J. Moyer '31, Ephrata, Pa., February 
19, 1994. He had been a United Church of 

Christ minister for 60 years. He served con- 
gregations in Halifax, Alexandria, Danville 
and Philadelphia, Pa.; Burbank, Calif.; 
Alhambra and Hoyleton, III.; and Amherst, 
Ohio. Upon retiring in 1973 he returned to 
Pennsylvania and served interim pastorates 
for the next 20 years. Among the survivors is 
his daughter. Anna Jane Moyer '56. 

Frederick R. Carl '33, Clarion, Pa., April 
24, 1994. He earned a master of educational 
administration from the University of 
Pittsburgh in 1952. He served in the U.S. 
Army in World War II and retired from the 
reserves at the rank of major. He was teacher 
and coach at Clarion-Limestone Area School 
District from 1946 to 1954 and principal from 
1 954 until his retirement in 1 973. He sang 
with the Clarion community choir and was 
active in the Asbury United Methodist 

Laird S. Gemberling '33, Selinsgrove, Pa., 
March 22, 1994. A graduate of Temple 
University Law School, he served in the U.S. 
Army from 1942 to 1945. He practiced law 
for 57 years in Selinsgrove. He served as 
Snyder County solicitor for 27 years and was 
also solicitor for the Selinsgrove Area Joint 
School Authority and the Selinsgrove Sewer 
Authority, which became the Selinsgrove 
Municipal Authority. He was member of the 

board of directors of First National Bank of 
Selinsgrove, Tri-County Bank and later 
Northern Central Bank. He was a longtime 
member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ 
and an avid sports fan. He was preceded in 
death by one sister, Helen Gemberling Faux 

Dorothy Hoffman Harper '37. Yucaipa, 
Calif., April 14, 1994. She had resided in 
Bloomsburg, Pa. until 1958 when she moved 
to California. She had been a member of Palo 
Alto United Methodist Church, and was a 
member of Sigma Alpha Iota, national music 

George C. Spiggle '40, Homosassa, Fla., 
March 11,1 994. He earned his doctor of chi- 
ropractic degree in 1951 from Logan 
Chiropractic College. He was retired. He is 
survived by his sister, Mary E. Spiggle '34. 

Florence Reitz Brenneman '41, 
Annapolis, Md., April 20, 1994. She was the 
daughter of D. Irvin Reitz, head of the 
Department of Business at Susquehanna in 
the late twenties and thirties. A business edu- 
cation teacher, she taught in New Oxford 
High School and Hanover Senior High 
School in Pennsylvania. She also taught in 
the Anne Arundel County public school sys- 
tem in Maryland until she retired in 1980. A 
past president of the College Women's Club 

Alumni Weekend 

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DJ lor the a/umni tent is none other than our 
own Dave Tucker '91. 

Ga/la Higinbotham 74 and her band 'Whiskers 
& face" entertained Saturday night. 

Ice sculptures set the stage for the "Internationa/ 
Cruise" buffet. 

I of Annapolis, she also was a past treasurer of 

the Naval Academy Garden Club and the 
■ Annapolis Branch of the American 
I Association of University Women. Among 
I lie survivors are her son. Robert M. '73. and 

her brother, John R. Reitz 'SO. 
I Merle V. Hoover '41, Flemington, NJ., 
March 18, 1994. He earned his master of arts 
degree in physics in 1946 from George 
Washington University. He was a U.S. Navy 
veteran of World War II, having served in the 
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in 
Washington. D.C. He taught physics at 
Susquehanna University from 1946 to 1948. 
He was employed by RCA as a design man- 
ager of micro processors for over 40 years. 
first in Lancaster. Pa. and later in Somerville. 
N.J. He retired in 1989. He has published 
numerous articles on electronics literature 
and had been awarded 3 1 U.S. patents during 
his engineering career. He was also a licensed 
pilot and flying instructor. He was a member 
of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Doylestown, 
Pa. Among the survivors are his sister, 
Delphine Hoover Reitz '42 and a niece 
Marybeth Reitz Schneider '81. 

Joseph J. Wos '44, Millerstown, Pa., 
March 18, 1994. A member of the 
Susquehanna football team, he was an Air 
Force veteran of World War II. He was retired 
plant manager for Triangle Pacific Cabinets 
Corp., Thompsontown, Pa. He was a member 
of St. Casimir's Catholic Church in 
Johnstown and a former member of 
Millerstown Borough Council and the board 

of directors of Juniata Valley National Bank. 
He also founded the Little League program in 
Juniata County. Among the survivors is his 
wife. Maxine Heefner Wos '42. 

Robert J. Fenstermacher '52, Cogan 
Station, Pa.. March 7, 1994. He was a veteran 
of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean 
War. He taught business and history in the 
Montgomery School District before retiring 
in 1 987. He was a member of the Radio 
Control Model Airplane Club in Muncy Hills, 

Ruth C. Wick H'76, Topton, Pa., March I. 
1994. She held several positions with the 
National Lutheran Council and the Lutheran 
Church in America. She was most recently 
director of faculty and student affairs for the 
Board of College Education and Church 
Vocations from 1969 until her retirement in 

Georgia L. McMurray H'80, New York, 
N.Y., December 18, 1992. She was deputy 
general director for programs with the New 
York Community Services Society. Her 25- 
year career in the social services included 
work in the Human Resources Administration 
in New York. She also served as director of 
several social agencies there. 

Kevin G. Hockenberry '87, Middleburg, 
Pa., May 11, 1994. 

Amy L. McClellan '96, of Middleburg, 
Pa., died June 3, 1994, at the University of 
Southern California Hospital, Los Angeles, 
where she was awaiting a lung transplant. She 
had cystic fibrosis. 

Alumni Association Honors Two 

President Cunningham greets the 25th Reunion Class of 1 969 at Pine Lawn. 

Rich Bush '84, right, look the medal in the 1994 Fun Run. 

Alumni Association President Carol Kehler '74 with 1 994 Alumni Award winners Raymond Kerstetter 
'59, for achievement, and Doug Arthur '49. lor service, and President Joel Cunningham. 

Two outstanding Susquehanna alumni accepted accolades from their alma mater in 
June as recipients of University Alumni Association awards. 

Retired Nationwide Insurance Company executive Douglas Arthur '49 of 
Harrisburg, Pa., earned the 1994 Alumni Association Award for Service. Raymond 
Kerstetter '59, a retired U.S. Borax and Chemical Corporation executive from 
Valencia, Calif., won the Association's 1994 Award for Achievement. 

Association President Carol Kehler '74 presented the award medallions during the 
Alumni Weekend Luncheon in the University's Evert Dining Hall on Saturday, June 4. 

Doug Arthur is Dual Award Winner 

Arthur is the first Susquehanna alumnus to receive the two highest honors that the 
alumni association can bestow on a graduate. He received the association's award for 
Achievement in 1985. 

"Doug has worked tirelessly on behalf of Susquehanna. He is one of the University's 
most loyal, dedicated and enthusiastic graduates," said Kehler during her presentation. 

A former vice president and regional manager of Nationwide Insurance, Arthur has 
been an active member of the Harrisburg business community. He also has been an 
officer and director of both the Pennsylvania and Harrisburg chambers of commerce. 

His service to Susquehanna spans more than 20 years. He was first elected a mem- 
ber of the University's board of directors from 1 973 and elected an emeritus member 
last year. He served on the membership, academic affairs and executive committees. 
He is currently a member of the development and public relations committee, a group 
he chaired from 1982-85. 

Arthur has been a member of the national committee for the Susquehanna University 
Fund for several years. He also served as co-chair of the 1 25th Anniversary 
Campaign, and chair of the planned gifts committee of the Window of Opportunity 

He and his wife, Lucille, have supported the University generously, including the 
establishment of the Douglas and Lucille Arthur Scholarship Fund in 1987. He has 
also hosted numerous regional phonathons at the Nationwide Insurance Building in 

As a student at Susquehanna, Arthur was also a member of the Crusader football 
team for all four years. He played for both Amos Alonzo Stagg Jr. and Sr. 

Raymond Kerstetter 

Kerstetter joined U.S. Borax and Chemical Co. in 1973 as its controller. Before his 
retirement in March of this year, he had also served as vice president for finance, 
senior vice president, chief financial officer, and a member of the board of directors. 
His responsibilities with the company included human relations, chairman and chief 
executive of Stablex, Inc. He was also general manager of U.S. Borax's Consumer 
Products Division, and chairman and chief executive of U.S. Silica, the company's 
largest subsidiary, located in Berkley Springs, W. Va. 

A certified public accountant, Kerstetter also has been a member of both the Western 
Regional Advisory Board of the Factory Mutual Insurance Company and the 
Financial Executive Committee of the American Mining Conference. 

A Snyder County native who graduated from Susquehanna with a degree in account- 
ing, Kerstetter married his high school sweetheart while still a student and worked 
three jobs simultaneously in order to finance his education. 

He began his career with Price Waterhouse and Company in New York, N.Y. He 
became manager of internal auditing for the Glenn Falls Group Insurance Co. in 1964. 
In 1967, he joined the Celanese Co. where held various positions including supervisor 
of consolidations, manager of general accounting, manager of staff accounting, man- 
ager of commercial and investment analysis and controller. 

He and his wife Roberta have two children and two grandchildren. 

Susquehanna Today 19 

usquehanna Yesterday 



A Rock <n' Roll Classic 

Susquehanna's WQSU-FM Kicks Off Silver Anniversary 

lis formal was more classical when it first went on the 
air in 1967, but for the past 25 years, listeners have 
mostly known Susquehanna University's WQSU-FM as 
a place to hear some "classic rock," along with the latest 
in new music. 

WQSU went on the air in 1967 as a 10-watt station 
and has gone through two power increases, boosting to 
3,000 watts before becoming the 12,000-watt station it 
is today — the third most-powerful college/university 
radio station in Pennsylvania. Found at 88.9 on the FM 
dial, the station featured a wide variety of music and 
public affairs programming during its first two years. 
Although it still offers public affairs and other musical 
programming today, its main format has been Album 
Oriented Rock (AOR) since the fall of 1969. 

"I think the station's format has been effective because 
it combines a number of different musical tastes. The 
AOR format has been particularly popular because we 
blend classic rock with new music," says Bob Gross, 
current general manager of WQSU and lecturer in com- 
munications at Susquehanna. 

Although the "official" rock 'n' roll anniversary isn't 
until this fall, station officials kicked off the "25 Years 
of Album Rock in the Valley" during their annual 
"Summerfhon" fund-raising campaign in April. A high- 

Help Celebrate 
WQSU's 25th 

Did you cut your radio teeth 
on WQSU? The ongoing celebra- 
tion of the station's 25th anni- 
versary includes a station 
reunion during Homecoming 
weekend, September 30 through 
October 2. We may even have 
some alumni returning to the 
WQSU airwaves. For further 
information or to join in the 
planning or the event, please 
contact the Office of Alumni 
Relations at 372-4115. 

When Albums Were Records — A 1975 peek into the WQSU studio. 

light of the two-week campaign included the "25th 
Anniversary Birthday Jam" at the Peppermint Lounge 
in Sunbury. WQSU disc jockeys broadcast live from the 

WQSU's present format is a far cry from the sound it 
had when it first went on the air in 1967. But then 
again, the priorities have also changed. 

"There was a lot of thinking early on to really move it 
(the station) to rock-and-roll once we got it on the air. 
We tried to stay a little bit true to some of the initial 
objectives of the station, which was more of an all- 
things to all-people kind of thing," says Ken Selinger 
'68, who started the Radio Club at Susquehanna. 
Selinger was instrumental in gaining administration 
support to apply for Federal Communications 
Commission licensing to launch the station. 

"We had Broadway music, jazz, classical music, news 
and interview shows. We tried to keep it on line more 
with the exhibits and the programming objectives we 
had when we submitted the license to Washington (the 

Ultimately, a switch to a rock format became neces- 
sary to sustain interest and keep the station on the air. 

"The students who were running the station at the time 
were having such a problem getting volunteers and 
other students interested in assisting at the station," says 
Susquehanna Associate Professor and Head of 
Communications Larry Augustine, who was the WQSU 
general manager at that time. "We realized that we had 
to change, although it wasn't all at once." 

That change has kept WQSU a regular on the air- 
waves. Today, staffing doesn't appear to be a problem. 

"Because we have such a large roster of students and 
volunteer on-air personalities (presently 35-40 on the 
active roster), listeners get to hear a lot of different peo- 
ple with a lot of different musical tastes. Our listeners 
get a good variety every three hours," says Gross. 

Baseball Brotherhood in Baltimore 

When your brother is an All-Star pitch- 
er for the Baltimore Orioles, it's tough 
keeping a low profile if you have an 
interest in baseball. 

Mark Mussina '94 doesn't have that 
problem since he's not interested in a 
low profile. 

The younger brother of Orioles' star 
Mike Mussina, Mark is a professed 
"sports junkie" who isn't afraid to tell 
you an opinion on any sport you'd like to 
talk about. Just ask anyone who's sat 
next to him in the box scats at Camden 
Yards when brother Mike's on the hill. 

This summer, Baltimore sports fans 
will get an earful of Mark and they don't 
even have to go to an Orioles' game. 
That's because he's joining Nestor 
Aparicio (yes. that's a distant relative of 

20 Susquehanna Today 

former White Sox star Luis) every 
Monday through Friday from 6-8 p.m. 
for the call-in "Sports Forum" show on 
WWCG-AM 1 360. Mark is co-hosting 
for 1 3 weeks following graduation from 

Being on the radio is nothing new for 
Mussina, who was the color commenta- 
tor for Susquehanna men's basketball 
away games on WQSU-FM and the pub- 
lic address announcer for Crusader home 
basketball games the last two years. 
Mark's radio "adventure" has taken some 
of the sting out of missing his final year 
of collegiate baseball due to injury. After 
transferring to Susquehanna from James 
Madison University, Mussina became the 
team's number two starting pitcher and 
helped lead his team to the NCAA 

Division III Championship Tournament 
during his first season in 1992. He was 
1-1 with a 3.60 ERA last year before suf- 
fering a season-ending injury to his 
pitching shoulder. He reaggravated the 
injury about a month before this season's 
opener. This time, it signalled an end to 
his own pitching career. 

That's not to say Mark's Susquehanna 
playing days are over — just his baseball 
career. Although he received his bache- 
lor's degree this spring, he'll be student 
teaching next fall and will be using his 
final year of eligibility as a split end on 
the Susquehanna football team. Mussina 
alternated plays at the position last year 
and finished second on the team in 
receiving with 26 catches for 463 yards 
(17.8 avg.) and three touchdowns. 

Mark Mussina '94 is a natural on the micro- 
phone and on the Held. 

WINTER 1995 


A quarterly publication of 
Susquehanna University 

High Placement Scores 
for Class of 1994 

"Playing in the Dirt and 
Loving It." 


SU On Top of the World 




Imagine that a university's 
tuition, room and board is 
$175.00. Now imagine that 
its students have a curfew of 
10:00 p.m. and a mandatory 
wake-up call of 6:00 a.m. 
They're not allowed to leave 
town without permission from 
the president. No, this isn't a 
military academy. It's Susque- 
hanna University, class of '99 

Founded in 1858 as the Mis- 
sionary Institute of the Evangel- 
ical Lutheran Church, the 
school adopted a standard four- 
year curriculum and changed its 
name to Susquehanna Universi- 
ty in 1895. February 25, 1995, 
marks the 100th anniversary of 
the name change. The first nine- 
ty years of that past century are 
the subject of a new history of 
the University being researched 
and written by Professor of His- 
tory Donald Housley. 

Changing Attitudes 

Housley feels the centennial of 
the University's naming may 
spark an interest in more recent 
history. He says the 1895 event 
was much more than merely 
changing the title; it was a 
reflection and "recognition of 
what the institution had 
become." While the Institute 
was founded to prepare young 
men to preach the gospel in the 
West, there were actually more 
students in the liberal arts or 
classical department than in the 
seminary. In 1873 the school 
became a pioneer in coeduca- 

Photos: President Charles T. Aikens 
C1905-1927;. top, and President Gus- 
tave Weber (1 959- 1 977;. center bot- 
tom, each led the University during 
periods of intense growth. 


Susquehanna 1895-1985 

The 1895 event was 

much more than 

merely changing the 

title; it was a 

reflection and 

"recognition of what 

the institution had 

become. " 



laiNSGROVE, R4 «DR» 

tion by admitting women from 
the Susquehanna Female Col- 
lege of Selinsgrove. The Insti- 
tute had "moved from being 
essentially a junior college to a 
four-year college with attitudes 
and social activities more in line 
with other four-year colleges," 
says Housley. "In 1895 the 
name finally caught up." 
One illustration of those 
changing attitudes was a student 
demonstration in the early 
1900s. Male students disagreed 
with a decision to build the first 
women's dorm rather than a 
gymnasium. On the eve of the 
dorm groundbreaking, they 
protested by staging a mock 
groundbreaking of their own, 
placing a cardboard cornerstone 
at the spot where the gym was 
to have been built. 

Back to the Classroom 

Housley has experienced at 
least part of the period he is 
writing about firsthand. He 
joined the Susquehanna history 
department in 1967. He became 
dean of the School of Arts and 
Sciences in 1985, resigning in 
1 993 to return to research and 
the classroom. This semester his 
courseload includes history 
methods, the Civil War, and 
modern American business and 
labor history. "I think I did most 
of what I wanted to do as dean, 
but I'm too impatient for all 
those meetings, and I started to 
feel all I was doing was putting 
out fires," he explains. "There's 
just no comparison to teaching. 
I'm thrilled to be back." 

Less than a year after leaving 
his administrative post, Housley 
has begun the project that he 

continued on p. 3 

Consulting Selective College Guides 

U.S. News Ranks Susquehanna Number One in the North 

Here's a sample of what the latest edi- 
tions of selective guides are saying about 
Susquehanna University: 

• U.S. News & World Report's 1995 
"America's Best Colleges" issue ranks 
Susquehanna number one in a top ten 
listing of the best regional liberal arts 


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Date - Total Copies 18.000; Free Dismbuuon by Mall. 17.200; 
Total Free Distribution: 17.200; Copies Not Dismbuted (campus 
use, etc.): 800. 

colleges in the North. Rankings consider 
academic reputation, selectivity, faculty 
and financial resources, graduation rate 
and alumni satisfaction. A follow-up edi- 
tion of U.S. News also cites Susquehanna 
as one of the best values in its category. 
The rankings consider not only a 
school's stated or "sticker" price, but 
also the discounted price after need- 
based aid. 

• The Fiske Guide to Colleges 1995 cites 
Susquehanna's "excellent" advising, 
"superior" teaching and beautiful cam- 
pus. "A name worth remembering among 
strong regional colleges." 

• Barron 's Best Buys in College 
Education 1995 praises Susquehanna's 
student volunteer programs, easy stu- 
dent-faculty friendships and required 
career planning. "What is 'best' about 
Susquehanna is some lessons that money 
doesn't always buy at other, costlier col- 
leges." The "Best Buys" guide considers 
price, student satisfaction, percentage of 
faculty with doctorates, percentage of 
entering freshmen who graduate from 
college and the percentage of graduates 
seeking advanced degrees. This guide- 
book "looks beyond the nation's best 
known and most expensive four-year col- 
leges to discover schools where the edu- 
cation dollar goes further, often with 
results that give their more prestigious 
peers a good run for the money." 

• The Yale Insider's Guide to the Col- 
leges 1995 says Susquehanna "creates a 

close-knit community you don't find at 
most other universities" and offers 
advantages that include "intimate class- 
es" and "great athletics." 

• Barron 's Compact Guide to Colleges 

ranks Susquehanna as "very competi- 
tive" in its latest profile of 400 leading 
schools in the U.S. and Canada. 

• Princeton Review's Student Access 
Guide to the Best 306 Colleges 1995 

describes student/faculty and student/ 
administration relations as "strong suits" 
at Susquehanna. Professors are "friendly, 
easy to talk to, and willing to help." 

• Rugg's Recommendations includes 
Susquehanna in its latest list of "One 
Hundred Colleges — Just Darn Good 
Schools." The list reflects the opinions of 
1 ,080 secondary school counselors on 
colleges that "offer students the best 
opportunity to maximize their educa- 

• Money Magazine's "Best College 
Buys" cites Susquehanna in an article on 
"How to Cut Your Costs." The article 
highlights the University's new assistant- 
ship program as an example of how stu- 
dents can reduce expenses. The program 
debuted in the fall of 1994 with four new 
$7,500 awards to top students who assist 
Susquehanna ten hours per week in pro- 
fessional work experiences from the Uni- 
versity Archives to the Health Center. 
(Read more about the University's assist- 
antship program on page 6.) 

We could saythis picture was so great we decided to run it again, but actually, folks, it's a correc- 
tion. The distinguished faculty member helping class of 1 994 graduates celebrate their commence- 
ment is Professor of Philosophy Murray Hunt. He was misidemified in an earlier photo. 

Honor Roll of Donors Corrections 

The 1994 Honor Roll of Donors insert to the Susquehanna University annual report 
included several inadvertent errors in the donor listings: 

The L.B. Smith Educational Foundation was a President's Associates donor but 
was missing from the published list. 

Tim and Barbara Stewart P '93 were missing from the Parents Fund Maroon Club. 

John A. Schoffstall Sr. '33, Rose Runk Perry '36 and Dorothy Turner '36 were 
listed with the wrong classes. 

The name of a corporate donor was incomplete. The proper name is Elf Atochem 
North America, Inc. 

The University apologizes for errors in the list and offers sincere thanks to these and 
all donors for their support. 

1994 Placement 
Rates Best 
Since 1989 

Early placement results for the Class of 
1994 indicate members may be experi- 
encing the best results of any class in the 
past five years according to a new report 
from the graduates and the University's 
Office of Career Development and Place- 

Susquehanna students appear to be far- 
ing better than the national projections 
which predicted that placements for col- 
lege graduates across the country would 
improve by 1%. A total of 94.2% of 
Susquehanna graduates reported being 
either employed or in graduate/profes- 
sional schools within six months of com- 
mencement. This is an increase of 4% 
over the previous year. 

The increases ranged from modest to 
significant in all three schools, according 
to the report. Those who reported being 
employed within six months totaled 
77%, the highest percentage since 1989. 
The percentage of the class attending 
graduate or professional schools is 

"When comparing the data with both 
the national norm and along with similar 
types of institutions, Susquehanna can be 
considered very competitive," says Dick 
Hess, director of career development and 
placement for the University. 

The results are based on surveys of 
1994 graduates. Employers for the class 
include U.S. Steel, CBS News, Conti- 
nental Insurance, Arthur Andersen and 
Merck, Sharp and Dohme. Class of 1994 
members are also attending graduate 
schools including Johns Hopkins Univer- 
sity, Harvard University dental school, 
the University of Pennsylvania, Duke 
University, Lehigh University and Penn 
State University Hershey Medical Cen- 

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continued from p. I 

hopes will result in the most current, comprehensive 
history of Susquehanna to date. He sees his new history 
as a complement to Robert Clark and Arthur Wilson's 
book. The Story Of Susquehanna University, which was 
published in 1958 to celebrate the University's centenni- 
al. The new project provides another opportunity for an 
in-depth look at some of the past history. And, he adds, 
"a lot has happened since then, including the explosive 
growth of the 1960s." 

The Weber Years 

The growth spurt in the early 1960s coincided with the 
presidency of Gustave Weber. Weber came to Susque- 
hanna in the spring of 1959 and by April he had already 
begun renovations, expansions and purchases of proper- 
ty. Housley calls Weber a public relations genius and an 
excellent speaker who galvanized the local community. 
"Gus created a physical and social revolution," Housley 
says. "In his first five years here the number of students 
went from 500 to more than 1 ,100. Faculty increased 
from 39 to 100." 

But, Housley notes, Weber's term was not without chal- 
lenges. In the beginning he acted almost alone; his acad- 
emic vice president died one month after Weber took 
office. In the spring of 1966, a boycott of chapel ser- 
vices resulted in the firing and subsequent reinstatement 
of three faculty members. And in 1967, Jim Garrett, an 
extremely successful football coach, left before the end 
of the season. Weber himself coached the team for the 
remaining two games. 


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Weber's leadership assures him a prominent place in 
the University's history, says Housley. Another excep- 
tional leader, he says, was Charles Aikens. Housley 
believes Aikens stabilized the University after some 
very chaotic years. In the 1920s Aikens was president 
during a highly successful academic summer program. 
He also initiated campus expansion, including the addi- 
tion of Hassinger Hall and the purchase of property for 
athletic fields. 

And though Housley 's current research will end with 
1985, he believes the years since then will provide 
future historians with fascinating ground. They include 

Professor of History Donald Housley is researching material lor a 
new history of Susquehanna from 1895 to 1 985. 


decisions made during 

times of crisis, 

particularly the 

Depression, World 

War II and the 1960s 

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a strong push for fiscal security and unprecedented 
growth in the quality of academic and extracurricular 
programs as well as campus facilities. 

Mysteries and Research Tools 

One of Housley 's goals is to delve into what he feels 
were mysterious or odd occurrences. Take the years 
1893 to 1904. This was another time of great expansion 
for the University. Presidents came and went almost as 
quickly as the semesters; in ten years the University had 
six presidents. Acting President Enders (1902-1904), for 
example, never moved to Selinsgrove, he stayed in York 
his entire term. Investigating the causes behind the 
turnover in leadership will be one of the challenges of 
his research. The discovery of a photograph of a run- 
away slave who helped run the University's physical 
plant during and just after the Civil War creates another 
mystery Housley hopes research may solve. 
Housley 's work will also consider such topics as the 
nature of faculty work, and transformations in student 
services. He is particularly interested in administrative 
decisions made during times of crisis, particularly the 
Depression, World War II and the 1960s. He feels those 
decisions "articulated the values that shaped the Univer- 
sity." His research tools include minutes of the meetings 
of the board of directors, faculty, and student organiza- 
tions. He also relies heavily on personal memorabilia, 
local newspapers and, of course, individual interviews. 

Fostering Student/Faculty Collaboration 

In keeping with Housley 's commitment to student/ 
faculty collaboration, several students are also working 
on the history. A $5,000 University research grant, one 
of two awarded each year, allows Housley to pay stu- 
dents for their work. Students including Diane Burton 
Welsch '76, Denise Wenke Rudd '83, Ardyth Watson 

X'93 and Taylor Camerer '81 have already explored 
various topics including student life during pivotal peri- 
ods, such as the 1930s and the 1960s. Current students 
are doing biographical sketches of John Woodruff, act- 
ing president in 1901, and Franklin Manhart, president 
from 1893-95. Senior Amy Bischof, assisted Housley in 
the summer of 1994, compiling a history of the Associa- 
tion of Women Students from 1969 to 1983. Bischof 
also conducted research at historical societies and local 
courthouses and helped conduct oral interviews. Such 
projects, says Housley, provide true practice in "how to 
be a historian." 

Two more students, freshman Jake Waybright and 
junior Kristy Kent are investigating the expectations and 
immediate results of periods of transition from one 
president to another. Housley also supervises Way- 
bright, a first-year student working in the University 
archives as part of Susquehanna's newly implemented 
assistantship program. (See story on page 6.) "These 
students are discovering things they never thought they 
would," Housley claims. "My hope is that they gain an 
understanding for how all these things are put together 
to form valuable historical resources." 

The Power of History 

Those eager to read the results of Housley's Susque- 
hanna research will have to wait a while longer. 
Although he's very pleased with the progress, the work 
is going more slowly than he anticipated, largely to the 
volume of information available. When it is done, he 
expects to turn his sights on another local history pro- 
ject. One possibility might be the town of Sunbury. 

While his love of stories has fed his life as a historian, 
he is also intrigued by what he describes as the larger 
purpose of a historian's mission. Though bound by the 
evidence and the correct "inferences" from it, historians 
can emphasize facets of the past to help people gain a 
better understanding of the present. And that, says 
Housley, "is a powerful thing." 

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Written material, particularly letters, can be valuable 
resources to practicing historians and archivists. Alumni 
with written material pertaining to Susquehanna Univer- 
sity are invited to contact Professor of History Donald 
Housley at 717-372-4065 or Rebecca Wilson, assistant 
director of the University's Blough-Weis Library, at 

Susquehanna Today 3 

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New Faculty/Staff Join Susquehanna Community 

Nine new faculty members and two 
new administrative staff members joined 
Susquehanna at the opening of the 1994- 
95 academic year. Eight of the new fac- 
ulty members teach in the School of Arts 
and Sciences; the ninth joined the School 
of Fine Arts and Communications. 

Timothy J. Baylor joins the faculty as 
a visiting assistant professor of sociology 
after serving as an assistant professor at 
Adirondack Community College. Baylor 
earned his bachelor's degree from North- 
west Missouri State University, and his 
master's from the University of North 
Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Christopher P. Cirmo is a visiting 
assistant professor of geological science 
after holding a postdoctoral research 
position at the S.U.N. Y. College of Envi- 
ronmental Science and Forestry in Syra- 
cuse. He graduated with his bachelor's 
degree from Utica College, his master's 
from Indiana University, and his doctor- 
ate from Syracuse University. 

Wanda L. Cordero-Ponce is a new 

assistant professor of Spanish and 
French. She most recently served as an 
assistant professor at Albright College. 
She earned her bachelor's degree from 
the University of Puerto Rico, her mas- 
ter's degree from Indiana State Universi- 
ty, and her doctorate from the Pennsylva- 
nia State University. 

Christopher P. Janzen spent last year 
as a postdoctoral fellow at the National 
Institutes of Health Laboratory for Cellu- 
lar and Molecular Biology. He comes to 
Susquehanna as a visiting assistant pro- 
fessor of chemistry. He earned his bache- 
lor's degree from Hamline University 
and his Ph.D. from Texas A&M Univer- 

Tania Ramalho is assistant professor 
of education. She previously served at 
the University of New Mexico as an 
assistant professor of education and 
women's studies. She earned her bache- 
lor's degree from the University of Gua- 
nabara State in Brazil. She also earned 
her master's degree in Brazil at Getulio 

Vargas Foundation. She went on to earn 
her doctorate at Ohio State University. 

Rachana Sachdev comes to Susque- 
hanna as an assistant professor of Eng- 
lish and is completing her doctoral work 
at the University of Pennsylvania. She 
holds a bachelor's degree and two mas- 
ter's degrees from Delhi University. 

Karla G. Shargent joins the faculty as 
assistant professor of religion and earned 
both her bachelor's and master's degrees 
from Duke University, where she is com- 
pleting her doctoral work. 

Tammy C. Tobin-Janzen is visiting 
assistant professor of biology. She earned 
her bachelor's degree from Cornell Uni- 
versity and her doctorate from Texas 
A&M. During the past year, she was a 
post-doctoral fellow at the National Insti- 
tutes of Health. 

Valerie Martin is assistant professor of 
music and director of bands. Martin 
earned her bachelor's degree from Mur- 
ray State University, and both her mas- 
ter's and doctorate from the University of 

Alabama. She previously served as direc- 
tor of bands and orchestra at Centenary 

Lisa Batterbee joins the administration 
as assistant director of residence life 
after serving as a residence hall director 
at Millikin University. She earned her 
bachelor's degree from Aquinas College 
and her master's from Central Michigan 

Gail Sutton Ferlazzo assumed the 
position of assistant director of the 
Charles B. Degenstein Campus Center 
and conference coordinator. She earned 
her bachelor's degree from Wartburg 
College and her master's degree from 
Central Connecticut State University. 
She was previously employed as the 
assistant director of the campus center at 
Allegheny College, and had served as the 
interim assistant director of residence life 
at Susquehanna. 

Women's Mentor Program Marks 
First Professional Development Day 

Successful strategies to get a job and 
prepare for a professional position 
topped the agenda for women business 
majors attending a new professional 
development day at Susquehanna last 
fall. Sixty students, mentors and Susque- 
hanna faculty and staff attended the Sept. 
24 event sponsored by the Sigmund Weis 
School of Business Women of Weis 
Mentor Program. 

Speakers included Linda Hay '85 and 
Robbin Carriero Servidio '85. Hay, 
who is enrolled in the Drexel University 
MBA program, is currently a research 
director for Spencer Stuart in Philadel- 
phia. She spoke on resumes and job 
searches, particularly the roles of execu- 
tive search firms. 

Servidio, a certified financial planner 
for Debra L. Morrison & Associates in 
Fairfield, N.J., conducted a financial 
planning workshop. She stressed the 
importance of setting goals and organiz- 
ing finances during college. 

Beverly Romberger, associate professor 
of speech communication, discussed 
communication between men and 
women in the workplace. Kimberly 
Bolig, assistant director of career devel- 
opment and placement, spoke on strate- 
gies for maintaining a balance between 
personal and professional lives. 

A closing session focused on research 
on women in the professional world. Par- 
d Snsnnphflnnfl Tndav 

Director of the Sigmund Weis School of Business Women of Weis Mentor Program Mary Cianni. cen- 
ter, greets participants al the group's first professional development day. 

ticipants included Associate Professor of 
English Susan Bowers, Head of the 
Department of Modern Languages Susan 
Johnson, Assistant Professor of Psychol- 
ogy Mary Lou Klotz, Assistant Professor 
of Physical Education Connie Harnum 
and Visiting Instructor in Education 
Peggy Holdren. A picnic-style lunch 
rounded out the day's activities. 

Currently in its fourth year, the mentor 
program links female students in the Sig- 
mund Weis School of Business with suc- 

cessful women graduates of Susquehan- 
na. Mary Cianni, assistant professor of 
management, directs the group. The pro- 
gram, which has received national atten- 
tion, was recently mentioned as a posi- 
tive example of education outside the 
classroom in a new book by Harvey 
Mackay, author of Swim With the Sharks. 
Alumni interested in more information 
about the program or becoming a mentor 
can contact Cianni at 717-372-4459. 


Jane Freeman, a member of Susque- 
hanna University's board of directors, 
and her husband, the Honorable Orville 
Freeman, are the recipients the first Twin 
Cities International Humanitarian 
Award. The CARE Foundation honored 
the couple at an award ceremony and 
reception at the Hubert H. Humphrey 
Institute of Public Affairs in Minneapo- 
lis-St. Paul. 

The Freemans were recognized for 
lifelong leadership and advocacy for 
humanitarian assistance with economic 
development throughout the developing 
world. The Freemans' life of public ser- 
vice includes extensive travel promoting 
both relief and development activities. 

Since 1991, nationally and internation- 
ally, the CARE Foundation has recog- 
nized the humanitarian leadership of for- 
mer President George Bush, General 
Colin Powell, former President Jimmy 
Carter, and Mary Robinson, president of 

Elected to the Susquehanna board in 
1 989, Jane Freeman is a former national 
president of Girl Scouts of America, now 
Girls Scouts of the U.S.A. Her husband 
served as U.S. secretary of agriculture 
under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. 
The couple reside in Arlington, Va. 


►Associate Professor of Education and 
department head Pat Nelson recently co- 
authored a report on the infusion of 
Cultural Diversity and Gender into the 
Curricula of Higher Education." She was 
a member of a special task force estab- 
lished by the National University Contin- 
uing Education Association. She will 
present a program on "Promoting 
Democracy and Inclusion Through Out- 
come-Based Teacher Education" at the 
1995 Annual Meeting of the Association 
of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for 
Teacher Education in Washington, D.C., 
in February. 

►Assistant Professor of Accounting 
Richard O. Davis had an article, "Inter- 
est Capitalization Under the Sec. 
263A(f) Proposed Regs.," published in 
the September 1 994 edition of The Tax 

►Associate Professor of Economics 
Antonin Rusek published a paper, "Eco- 
nomic Policy and Performance in East- 
ern Europe," in Atlantic Economic Soci- 
ety's Best Papers Proceedings from the 
37th Atlantic Economic Conference in 
Athens, Greece, in March 1 994. 
►Associate Professor of Management 
Paul Dion is a co-author of three articles 
accepted for publication in refereed jour- 
nals and proceedings: "What is Really 
Necessary in Buyer/Seller Relation- 
ships," Industrial Marketing Manage- 
ment, (forthcoming); "Buyer and Seller 
Personality Similarity: A New Look at an 
Old Topic," proceedings of the Southern 
Marketing Association conference, New 
Orleans, La., November 2-5, 1994; and 
"Making Managerial Sense of Sales Per- 
formance Concepts," proceedings of the 
Atlantic Marketing Association confer- 
ence, Atlantic City, N.J., October 12-16, 

►Lecturer in Art Florence Putterman 
received the Stella Dabkin Award at the 
American Colorprint Society exhibition 
at the Woodmere Museum in Philadel- 
phia. She also received a "Best In Show" 
award at the New Jersey Printmaking 
Society's annual members' show at the 
Nabisco Headquarters, East Hanover, 

►Assistant Professor of Management 
Tracy Rishel co-authored a paper titled 
"A Study of the Characteristic Differ- 
ences Between Small JIT and Non-JIT 
Manufacturers" in the July 1 994 edition 
of the Journal of Business and Entrepre- 

►Director of Corporate and Foundation 
Support Frank Hoffman's article "In 
Search of the Medieval Dream," an 
essay-length review of Steven F. 
Kruger's Dreaming in the Middle Ages, 
has appeared in the latest volume of the 
journal Review. A former member of the 
English faculty and a medievalist, Hoff- 
man also will present a paper on "Con- 
structing Sexual Difference in The 
Decameron" at the Northeast Modern 
Language Association (NEMLA) con- 
vention in Boston. 

►Assistant Professor of Management 
Mary Cianni participated in the Servant 
Leadership Conference sponsored by 
The Greenleaf Center. Carole Hamm, co- 
owner of Country Cupboard; Steve Kul- 
havy, general manager of the Best West- 
ern Country Cupboard Inn, and Cianni 
presented a session titled, "Country Cup- 
board: An Example of Servant Leader- 
ship in a For-Profit Business." Cianni 
discussed her role as a consultant to 
Country Cupboard in helping to create a 
learning organization reflective of the 
servant leadership concepts. 
►Jeff Martin, lecturer in art, has been 
invited to exhibit paintings in the 1 1th 
Annual Portrait Show at the Francesca 
Anderson gallery in Boston and in the 
"20th Century American Realism" show 
at the South Bend Museum of Art in 
South Bend, Ind. 

►Lecturer in Accounting Marvin J. 
Rudnitsky has received a Pennsylvania 
Bar Association Special Achievement 
Award. The award recognizes "leader- 
ship of the Solo and Small Firm Practi- 
tioners Conference." 
►Professor of Modern Languages Jack 
Kolbert has been elected president of the 
Central Pennsylvania Region of the 
American Association of Teachers of 
French. He recently spoke on "Michel 
Butor: His Pioneer Spirit in Bridging the 
Arts" at the Conference of Literature and 
the Visual Arts sponsored by Elmira Col- 
lege. He also presented a paper at the 
annual National Foreign Language Con- 
ference held at Duquesne University in 
Pittsburgh. His title was "Elie Wiesel: 
The Lure of France, her Language, Cul- 
ture, and Literature in his Career." He 
also recently published an article entitled 
"Stowell Goding and French Studies in 
America" in the Stowell Goding and 
France (New York: Peter Lang, 1994). 
►Director of Computing Services Neal 
Van Eck is again serving as the United 
States representative to the UNESCO 
IDAMS Technical Advisory Group. This 
group, composed of representatives from 
ten nations, has developed and improved 
the software package for International 
Developed Analysis and Management 
Systems (IDAMS). This software assists 
in the analysis of demographic and other 
data related to international development. 
>-Inventing Angels, the collection of 
poems by Associate Professor of English 
Gary Fincke published in April by 
Zoland Books, has been recommended 
for all library collections by Choice mag- 
azine. His poems "Just After The Girl 
Can't Help It" "The Delicate Birth of 
Pastry," and "The Back List of Memory" 
are finalists for the 1994 Rainmaker 
Award. He has new essays in current or 
upcoming issues in Southern Humanities 
Review, The Greensburg Tribune, Inter- 
national Quarterly, Carolina Quarterly; 
and The Cressey and new stories in The 
Florida Review, Beloit Fiction Journal, 
and The Journal. 
►Assistant Professor of History Linda 

Mc.Millin has had an article, "Sant Pere 
del les Puelles: A Medieval Women's 
Community," accepted for publication in 
The American Benedictine Review. 
►Music Department Head David 
Willoughby presented a paper on Men- 
toring in Music in Higher Education and 
participated in a panel on broadening the 
repertoire for music appreciation courses 
at the recent annual meeting of The Col- 
lege Music Society (CMS) in Georgia. 
He has also published an article titled 
"The Final Phase-Retirement," in the 
CMS Newsletter. 

►Assistant Professor of French Marcy 
Diamond recently presented a paper at 
the 20fh Annual Colloquium in 19th- 
century French Studies at the University 
of California, Santa Barbara. Her paper 
was entitled, "The Thresholds of Opera: 
Performance, Narration, and the Break- 
ing Down of Barriers in Balzac's Mas- 
similla Doni." 

►Professor of Physics Richard 
Kozlowski '75 and colleagues at NASA 
and the University of Arizona have pub- 
lished an article entitled "Mercury: Evi- 
dence for Anorthosite and Basalt from 
Mid-infrared (7.3-13.5 urn) Spec- 
troscopy" in ICARUS 109, pages 156- 
167 (1994). The paper is based on obser- 
vations at NASA's Infrared Telescope 
Facility on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. 
►Associate Professor of Management 
David Bussard presented a paper on 
"Managing Strategic Risk in Thailand" 
at the 1994 International Symposium on 
Pacific-Asian Business in Bangkok. The 
paper has also been published in the 7th 
Annual Proceedings, The Dynamics of 
Global Cooperation and Competition. 
►Three faculty members from the Sig- 
mund Weis School of Business recently 
participated in the 1994 annual meeting 
of the Decision Sciences Institute in 
Honolulu, Hawaii. Jerrell Habegger, 
assistant professor of accounting, chaired 

the accounting track for the meeting. 
Tracy Rishel, assistant professor of 
management, presented her paper, "An 
Evaluation of Just-In-Time in Small 
Manufacturing," also published in the 
conference Proceedings. Wallace 
Growney, professor of management and 
mathematical sciences, made a presenta- 
tion on "Building a Multimedia Data- 

►Visiting Assistant Professor of Envi- 
ronmental Science Chris Cirmo has 
received a U.S. Department of Agricul- 
ture Competitive Grant for $120,000 
through the S.U.N. Y. College of Envi- 
ronmental Science and Forestry, in Syra- 
cuse, N.Y The funding will support the 
study of transport and biogeochemistry 
of nitrogen pollution in the waters of an 
Adirondack Mountain watershed. He 
will be working with a team of two other 
scientists and several graduate students 
over the next two summers. 

►Visiting Lecturer of German Achim 
Kopp has authored a chapter titled "The 
Matched-Guise Technique in Practice: 
Measuring Language Attitudes within 
the Pennsylvania German Speech Com- 
munity," in a book titled The German 
Language in America, 1683-1991. 
►And, on a lighter note... Susquehanna 
fans of the game of bridge may want to 
be on the lookout for Following the LAW: 
The Total Tricks Sequel by Larry Cohen. 
The sequel to Cohen's earlier best-seller 
on bridge. To Bid or Not to Bid: The 
LAW of Total Tricks, includes an entire 
chapter (chapter 18, entitled "Statistical 
Law") devoted to the ideas of Susque- 
hanna University Tressler Professor of 
Accounting Ed Schwan. After reading 
the first book, Schwan wrote to Cohen 
about some extensions to his concepts. 
Ed determined a frequency distribution 
for possible trump combinations and 
derived a general formula for the law of 
total tricks. 

Preparing for the New Europe 

Robert Michael Schwartz '95, assuming the ro/e ol German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, addresses partici- 
pants in the 1994 European Union Simulation in Washington. D.C.. in December. Six Susquehanna 
students represented Germany in the intercollegiate program. Assistant Professor ol History Matgarete 
Myers helped organize the event. 

Susquehanna Today 5 

Financial Aid and Work Experience 

SU Assistantships Provide Best of Both Worlds 

A new twist in merit scholarships at Susquehanna 
offers high-ability students the chance to earn $7500 
annually in professional on-campus work experiences. 

The University introduced the innovative program last 
fall to help keep the cost of college education within 
reach of middle-income families. The program is 

designed to: 

• provide work experience that will give graduates a 
competitive edge in the job market; 

• develop project management and communication 

• enhance leadership and teamwork potential, and 

• increase chances to interact with faculty and visiting 

The University's most prestigious awards, the assist- 
antships go to the best students in each new first-year 
class. Assistantship students work directly with a faculty 
or staff member about ten hours a week. The awards 
are renewable annually for up to four years. 

Meet two student assistants in this issue o/SU Today. 
In our spring issue we'll profile two more: Elizabeth 
Mitchell '98 is serving as wellness coordinator in the 
University's health service. Brian Pezza '98, is assisting 
in the University President's office. His assistantship is 
funded by Butter Krusl Baking Company. 

Michele Whitley '98 is the recipient of a University assistantship 
funded by Wood-Mode, Inc. Robert Gron/und. company presi- 
dent, (eft. and John Fairis, chief financial officer, recently visited 
campus to discuss the program. 

Michele Whitley '98, The Writers' Institute 

Four months into her first year at college and part-time 
position assisting the director of the University's Writ- 
ers' Institute, Michele Whitley is enthusiastic about the 
experience. "I have room to try new ideas of my own," 
she explains. "I take personal responsibility for helping 
to organize things and following through. The ability to 
interact with professionals is really helpful." 

She is also pleased with the rapport she has established 
with her mentor, Associate Professor of English Gary 
Fincke. One of her first duties has been to assist Fincke 
with publicity, press releases and other details of 
Susquehanna's Visiting Writer program. "I've done 
everything from writing news releases and putting up 
posters to escorting the visiting writers to lunch," she 
explains. Fall semester saw her helping to host fiction 
writer Elizabeth Graver and a two-week visit by national 
best-selling novelist Robert Boswell. Her assignments 
also include publicizing other Institute projects includ- 
ing Focus, the campus literary digest, and popular Writ- 
ing-in- Action Day and The Apprentice Writer programs 
for high school students. 

Whitley, from Akron, Pa., sees her assistantship as the 
perfect chance to "balance" her business major with 
ongoing interests in English and writing. Her involve- 
ment in a variety of high school activities including stu- 
dent council, district chorus and National Honor Society 
helped her qualify. She also served as a library volunteer 
and played both field hockey and soccer. 

Jake Waybright '98, The University Archives 

When freshman Jake Waybright imagined his first year 
of college, he probably didn't picture himself spending 
many hours alone in a cluttered room in the basement of 
a campus building. But he's doing exactly that and 
enjoying it as well. Waybright is one of the first four stu- 
dents to qualify for Susquehanna's new Student Assist- 
antship Program. His assignment is to organize the Uni- 
versity's archives. 

Under the supervision of Professor Don Housley and 
Reference Librarian Kathy Dalton, Waybright is learn- 
ing preferred methods of receiving, organizing and 
readying archival material for use. He's amazed at how 

Jake Waybright '98 assists in the University archives in the Blough- 
Weis Library. 

much information is available. "I couldn't believe how 
many books there are on this subject. There's even a 
computer bulletin board for archivists." 

Waybright found a visit to Bucknell University's 
archives especially enlightening. "They have a perma- 
nent staff person who's been working in there for over 
10 years. She says she just recently brought their 
archives to a point she's pleased with. That made me 
realize how slow a process this could be." 

Highlights for his first semester on the job included 
coming across items as varied as an antique typewriter 
and a civil war uniform. He also learned from an old 
school newspaper that Susquehanna's colors used to be 
black and white. (If he knows who's responsible for the 
switch to the unique combination of maroon and orange, 
he's not saying.) 

Waybright applauds the idea of assigning assistantship 
students to an area outside their intended major. "I was 
never much of a history buff and I'm still leaning toward 
an elementary education major, but this assignment has 
definitely given me a new appreciation for the field." 


• Mary Bowersox has generously established a chari- 
table gift annuity to provide for research materials at 
Susquehanna. Income from this gift will ultimately ben- 
efit the Mary W. Bowersox Library Fund. 

• Ruth Roush has also graciously provided a gift 
annuity to the University to provide financial assistance 
for deserving students. Income from this gift will ulti- 
mately benefit the Raymond E. and Ruth L. Roush Stu- 
dent Loan Fund. 

• The Charles B. Degenstein Foundation recently 
approved two project proposals for a total award to 
Susquehanna of $50,000 over the next four years. 

A $30,000 grant will fund a four-year assistantship 
for an incoming student — to be known as the Degen- 
stein Scholar — in the University's newly implement- 
ed merit work/scholarship program. Susquehanna 
assistantships offer some of our best students an award 
of $7,500 annually while they gain internship-like 

experience doing work that contributes significantly to 
the University. 

The second grant will provide a total of $20,000 to 
fund a pilot Holocaust Studies Project. The Project, 
guided by a committee under the direction of Professor 
Emeritus Jack Longaker, will provide resources and 
support for teaching and learning about the Holocaust 
both at the University and in area secondary schools. 
The key features of this pilot program are the develop- 
ment of a Holocaust Teaching Resource Center in the 
Blough-Weis Library, one or more visiting speakers, 
and a Holocaust-related photography exhibit on cam- 

• The Aid Association for Lutherans (AAL) has 
awarded a $1 3,000 grant to Susquehanna to fund a 
series of programs designed to attract and retain stu- 
dents, especially African-Americans, Hispanics and stu- 
dents who are the first in their families to attend college. 
This grant is awarded through AAL's Affirmations of 
Lutheran Higher Education Program. 

Dr. Paul '39 and Mrs. Ruth Ochenrider. Viola Gilbert and Simon 
Rhoads '30 were among guests at the 1994 President's Reception. 

6 Susuuehanna Todav 

The Daily Item 

Sunbury, Pa. • Sunday, November 27, 1994 

Novelist Robert Boswell at Susquehanna University 

Daily Item pholo by Charlie Moyer 

Novelist inspired by time on campus 

By Kim Douglass 

Staff reporter 

SELINSGROVE— One of the nation's 
most acclaimed novelists spent two weeks 
this month teaching, lecturing and explor- 
ing literature with students and faculty at 
Susquehanna University. Robert Boswell's 
principal publications, Living to be a Hun- 
dred and Dancing in the Movies, both col- 
lections of short stories, and his novels 
Mystery Ride, The Geography of Desire 
and Crooked Hearts are internationally rec- 

An MGM film version of Crooked 
Hearts was released in 1991. Film produc- 
tion of Mystery Ride begins next year. His 
first play, Tongues, recently won the John 
Gassner Memorial Award. He has been 
published in Best American Short Stories, 
The New Yorker and Esquire, among others. 

Boswell, who teaches English at New 
Mexico State University, came to Susque- 
hanna as the Lila Wallace-Readers Digest 
Fellow, which provided two annual visits 
for University guests. Boswell's first trip to 
the campus was in March. 

"The students here are bright, interesting 
and interested," he said. "I've learned 
things from them." 

Boswell doesn't travel to teach very 
often. But he said he's now a fan of the fel- 
lowship program and hopes it continues to 
get funded. If given the opportunity, he 
would visit Susquehanna again. 

"I think it's terrific," he said. "Rather 

than just visit for a day or so, the goal of 
this program is to interact with an intellec- 
tual community over a longer period of 
time... I feel at home here... I'm struck by 
the amount of time faculty devote to their 

During the weeks between Nov. 6 and 
19, Boswell participated in writing work- 
shops and gave readings. One of the best 
attended was his public reading of "Rain," 
a story from Living to be a Hundred. It's a 
simple tale that relates some of the compli- 
cations of relationships and friendships. 
But the audience, which filled Isaacs Audi- 
torium, was gripped. 

In March, Boswell was still working on 
a draft of his now-award-winning play. Stu- 
dents asked if they could perform the first 
reading of his play Tongues during his 
recent visit. 

"It's performing a service for the play- 
wright," said Stacey Mancine. a junior 
mass communications major who directed 
the reading. "It's to give guidance and give 
them a chance to see their work in a public 

"It's incredible. They're thanking me to 
do me a favor," Boswell said. "That's the 
kind of people they are." 

Mancine was thrilled to help produce the 
reading in the presence of the writer. 

"It's great," she said. "This is such an 
honor to do this with him here, such a great 

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Susquehanna Today 7 

Departmental Profile 

Geological and Environmental Science 

by Gwenn Wells 

The following is the first in a series of 
profiles of academic departments that 
will appear in Susquehanna Today. 

For a glimpse of what it's like to be 
teaching in a dynamic field, just ask the 
faculty in the Department of Geological 
and Environmental Science. "Things are 
changing so fast out there, you can't give 
the same lecture two years in a row," 
says Department Head and Associate 
Professor Dick Lowright. 

The driving force, explains Frank 
Fletcher, Charles B. Degenstein distin- 
guished professor in environmental sci- 
ence, is to "know what the agencies and 
corporations are doing in environmental 
sciences and adapting our program to 
prepare students to fill those needs." 

A Major is Bom 

When Fletcher came to Susquehanna in 
1 962, he joined a department of geology. 
By 1972, the department had evolved to 
offer two tracks in geology and the bud- 
ding field of environmental science. A 
shift in the 1980s away from oil-related 
fields towards the rapidly growing field 
of environmental assessment and remedi- 
ation led to extensive curriculum 
changes. In 1986 the department intro- 
duced two new majors: environmental 
science — the study of natural and 
human-caused processes that form the 
Earth's system of air, land, water and life 
— and geoscience — the study of the 
natural components and processes that 
constitute the Planet Earth. Students can 
choose bachelor of arts or more research- 
intensive bachelor of science options in 

Susquehanna is one of the few schools 
to offer undergraduate majors in environ- 
mental science and the option is proving 
especially popular. With a total of 65 
majors this year, up from 16 in 1989, the 
department has rapidly outgrown its suite 
of six specialty labs created in the reno- 
vation of Fisher Science Hall in 1990. 

An attractive job market for graduates 
is fueling the growth. And there is so 
much site assessment and remediation 
work, explains Lowright, that colleagues 
jokingly call the federal Superfund haz- 
ardous waste cleanup legislation the 
"geological full-employment act." 

Preparing Professional Scientists 

Given the department's mission to pre- 
pare professional scientists, the focus is 
on practical experience in the field and in 
the laboratory. Students work with the 
same high-technology equipment used 
by professionals. This ranges from a 
portable conductivity meter and metal 
detectors to soil gas vapor meters and 
instruments for chemical analysis of 
water and interpretation of aerial pho- 
tographs. Specialized computer software 

programs are also a major complement 
to the curriculum. 

Soon, Susquehanna environmental sci- 
ence majors may even have their own 
producing wells to monitor. Fletcher and 
a team of six students are designing a 
permanent hydrogeologic field laborato- 
ry. The well field will be used for 
instruction on groundwater flow and 
water analysis and for collaborative 

Such outdoor labs are very unusual for 
an undergraduate program, says Fletcher. 
The National Science Foundation (NSF) 
has offered support and funding for the 
concept and asked Fletcher to write a 
journal article to solicit grant proposals 
for similar projects. 

"There's no substitute for providing 
undergraduates with opportunities to 
study the earth where it is found — in 
the field," he stresses. 

The Art of Report Writing 

Another department emphasis is on 
writing. "This is one of the skills 
employers are looking for and one reason 
they are so happy with grads from the 
department," says Lowright. 

The department is constantly looking 
for new ways to improve the curriculum, 
especially with interdisciplinary connec- 
tions. A new environmental economics 
course taught by Professor of Economics 
Warren Fisher is one example. Fisher 
brings valuable experience as former 
director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
national survey. Faculty also encourage 
students to consider minors in related 
areas such as management, political sci- 
ence or legal studies. 

Another new addition is courses on sur- 
face water and wetlands assessment 
taught by Christopher Cirmo, visiting 
assistant professor of geological science. 
Cirmo collaborated with Associate Pro- 
fessor of Biology Jack Holt to offer a 
new course featuring weekly off -campus 
labs in a nearby wetlands area. 

Alumni Networking 

Department faculty place high value on 
their close relationship with the majority 
of their graduates. "We're constantly 
hearing, 'What I'm doing is what you 
said I'd be doing,'" reports Lowright. He 
started a departmental newsletter, titled 
Well Log, when he got his first computer 
— an Apple He. Fifteen years and two 
computers later, the newsletter is still 
going strong. 

Alumni networking has also con- 
tributed heavily to the success of gradu- 
ates. When Geraghty & Miller, one of 
the nation's largest environmental con- 
sulting firms, decided to set up a group 
to write computer programs for ground- 

"We're constantly 
hearing, 'What I'm 

doing is what you 
said I'd be doing.' " 

water modeling, two of the four candi- 
dates chosen from across the country 
were Susquehanna environmental sci- 
ence graduates Jim Rumbaugh '80 and 
Charlie McLane '74. Current students 
are using QuickFlow and ModelCad 
groundwater modeling computer pro- 
grams created by Rumbaugh. Rob 
Sochovka '87, Jerry Price '85 and 
Brian Beecham '94, site geologists for 
the Empire Sanitary Landfill, are another 
example of how graduates are contribut- 
ing to the current program. They have 
been able to offer student access to expe- 
rience with modem landfill problems and 
remediation at a high technology waste 
disposal facility in Taylor, Pa. 

Promoting Original Research 

Original research is another hallmark of 
the department, which places a strong 

Associate Professor Dick Lowright meets with students in Fisher Science Hall. 

emphasis on integrating and problem- 
solving skills. "We don't let the kids 
reinvent the wheel. All of our research is 
stuff that hasn't been done," says 

The special interests of each of the four 
faculty members provide rich opportuni- 
ties for collaborative research. Fletcher 
specializes in hydrology and the environ- 
mental impact of hazardous waste dis- 
posal and computer modeling of ground- 
water systems. Professor Robert Good- 
speed's interests include resource man- 
agement and air quality, including indoor 
air pollution and radon sources and 
effects. Lowright focuses on water chem- 
istry as well as remote sensing and ter- 
rain analysis through aerial photographs 
and topographic maps. Cirmo brings a 
background in wetlands and watershed 

Co-curricular Activities 

Internships play a strong role in the 
program. Christine Sanderson '93, cur- 
rently studying environmental engineer- 
ing at Drexel University, and Jennifer 
Dore '94, currently at the University of 
Kentucky, both completed internships at 
the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge 

Co-curricular activities also attract 
many majors. Some join Student Envi- 
ronmental Action Coalition (SEAC) and 
Students Aware of the Value of the Envi- 
ronment (SAVE), two of Susquehanna's 
volunteer project houses. Another oppor- 
tunity is the GeoClub, advised by Profes- 
sor Goodspeed. Sophomore Mario Cimi- 
no '97 is leading an expansion into com- 
munity service projects, such as helping 
educate and assist rural residents to deal 
with water quality problems. 

Good Work and Good Friends 

"Our graduates speak for us. They do 
good work," says Lowright. "We're 
proud of them and we've got a lot of 
good friends out there." They include 
Cindi Barton '74, district chief of the 
Michigan operation for the United States 
Geological Survey water resources divi- 
sion. Mike Smith '79, district mining 
manager for the Pennsylvania Depart- 
ment of Environmental Resources (DER) 
at Hawk Run, has been recently quoted 
in the national magazines Audubon and 
Field & Stream. 

Other examples include Scott Jones 
'76, a hydrogeologist for Pennsylvania 
DER who reports a recent trip devoted to 
volcano speleology in Iceland. Beth 
Folkomer '72, a master teacher of sci- 
ence in the Drexel Hill Middle School in 
Upper Darby, Pa., participated in a Pew 
Trust Grant project to rewrite a regional 
environmental education curriculum. 

And then there's Lauren Hook 
Matthews '90, a monitoring specialist 
for Apex Environmental, who reports 
she's "still playing in the dirt and loving 

8 Susquehanna Today 

Homecoming 1994 

Bill Meikle. appearing as Ben Franklin in Franklin Alive, intrigues Homecoming guests inducting, from left to 
right. Reed Starr '88. Professor of Chemistry Neil Potter. Larry Isaacs '43. Doug Arthur '49. Rich Sports '68 and 
James Grossman '36. 

Zoe /.overt '97. left, and Associate Professor of 
Music Jack Fries, right, entertained at the Presi- 
dent's Reception. 

Michele Lefevre '95 is crowned 
Homecoming Queen by President 
Joel Cunningham. 

Gallery-goers Blanch Forney Rogers '42 and Edward Rogers '42. 

Crusader Advisor Catherine Hastings, left, and student journal- 
ists critique their work. 

Hats galore at the Campus Bookstore 

The "Winningest Coaches" 

NCAA Statistics Unit Rejects Move to Change A.A. Stagg Win 

The National Collegiate Athletic Asso- 
ciation Statistics Services division has 
rejected the University's request to credit 
legendary football coach Amos Alonzo 
Stagg Sr. with the 21-19-3 record he and 
his son, Amos Jr., compiled as co-coach- 
es at Susquehanna University from 1947- 

The NCAA's Communications Com- 
mittee is expected to formally approve 
the decision by Jim Wright, statistics ser- 
vices manager, during a meeting in 
Kansas City, Mo., on February 16. 

The ruling is in response to a formal 
appeal submitted to the NCAA by 
Susquehanna in July. The appeal request- 
ed that Stagg's official career coaching 
record include the Susquehanna games. 
Stagg Jr. had been the program's head 
coach for the previous nine years and 
was credited by the NCAA with all 21 
victories during the time he and his 
father co-coached. He and members of 
those teams contend that the elder Stagg 
should also receive credit. 

Official documents from the school list 
him (Stagg Sr.) as an advisory coach. 
"Based on additional information provid- 
ed by the university, it was obvious that 
Stagg Sr. was more involved than his title 

would indicate," says Wright. "But for us 
to vary from our criteria on advisory or 
associate coaches for the purposes of 
changing records would set a very bad 
precedent." He indicated that the NCAA 
had recently established very specific cri- 
teria prohibiting advisory and/or associ- 
ate coaches from receiving credit for vic- 

Wright applauded the effort of the 
Susquehanna sports information office to 
"provide thorough and well-balanced 
materials to allow us to make the most 
accurate decision possible." 

"Pop" Warner Record Revised 

Last year, 39 years after his death, the 
NCAA credited Glenn "Pop" Warner 
with six more victories, allowing him to 
pass Stagg Sr. to move into third on the 
NCAA's list of "winningest" coaches. 
Grambling State University's Eddie 
Robinson is still first on that list, present- 
ly with 397. Paul "Bear" Bryant is sec- 
ond with 323, Warner is now third with 
319, followed by Joe Gagliardi, current 
head football coach at St. John's (Minn.), 
with 3 1 7. Stagg currently has 3 1 4 wins. 
The additional 21 wins would have put 
him in second place after Robinson. 

The NCAA investigated the Stagg case 
in 1981 and ruled that the evidence indi- 
cated that the younger Stagg was 
Susquehanna's head coach for those six 
years and should be credited with all 21 
victories. Wright did not make the ruling 
in that case and agreed to reopen the 
investigation if new evidence was sub- 

"I am disappointed over this proposed 

Amos Alonzo Stagg Sr. 

decision, because the people who know 
best — coach Stagg Jr. and the players 
during the years in question — feel very 
strongly that coach Stagg Sr. deserves 
credit for those victories," says Susque- 
hanna University President Joel Cun- 
ningham. "However, I appreciate the care 
the NCAA statistical staff has given our 
appeal. Although much of the additional 
information submitted to the NCAA 
indicates that Coach Stagg Sr. was, at the 
very least, a co-coach, it's clear that an 
argument can be made either way." 

Wright said that his organization has no 
rules which prohibit Susquehanna from 
continuing to list Stagg Jr. and Sr. as co- 
coaches in the school's official records. 
University officials say they will contin- 
ue to do so. 

The school's football field took the 
name Amos Alonzo Stagg Field on Sep- 
tember 26, 1 98 1 , in honor of both 
Staggs. Before leaving Susquehanna, 
Stagg Sr. also gave a battered felt fedora 
hat to star halfback Rich Young '54. The 
hat was later bronzed and mounted on a 
base to form a trophy. Susquehanna and 
arch-rival Lycoming College now annu- 
ally play for possession of that trophy. 

Susquehanna Today 9 

Alumni Profile 

AAUW Foundation President Alice Ann Leidel f 58 

by Gwenn Wells 

Alice Ann Leidel '58 used to 

describe herself as a "professional volun- 
teer." Today she has updated the descrip- 
tion to "executive level volunteer." And 
with good reason. For Leidel, "volunteer- 
ing" means serving as president of the 
American Association of University 
Women (AAUW) Educational Founda- 
tion. She has taken on "more than full- 
time" responsibilities leading the philan- 
thropic arm of the 135,000 member 

Described by others as a "savvy, ener- 
getic leader," Leidel previously served as 
program director for the foundation 
which recently released a groundbreak- 
ing report on gender bias and sexual 
harassment in the schools. She was a key 
player in the development of AAUW's 
10-year research agenda on creating a 
school climate that is equitable for all 

ConSdence-building Opportunities 

A native of Glen Rock, Pa., Alice Ann 
Patterson came to Susquehanna to study 

music at the suggestion of her minister. 
She found the size of the University's 
conservatory program provided "enor- 
mous opportunities to perform," as well 
as numerous leadership opportunities. "I 
think we came out of that setting with 
confidence in ourselves," she reflects. "In 
my case, it has carried me through the 
rest of my life." 

After graduating, she taught music in 
the metropolitan New York area, earned a 
master's degree from Columbia Univer- 
sity and worked toward a Ph.D. in music 
education at New York University. She 
honed her skills as a parent, music edu- 
cator and community activist in her for- 
mer home in Syosset, N.Y. She moved to 
New York City following the death of her 
husband in 1990. Her son Jonathan is 
currently a senior at the University of 
North Carolina at Charlotte. 

An accomplished pianist and vocalist, 
she devotes her spare time to museums, 
music and theater. Home is a three-bed- 
room apartment overlooking midtown 
Manhattan. Across the street from Lin- 
coln Center, it is the perfect venue from 
which to enjoy her subscription series to 
the Metropolitan Opera and New York 

Late last fall her travels brought her to 
Harrisburg Area Community College to 
speak and facilitate a workshop on sexu- 
al harassment. The trip was also a chance 
to visit with a longtime friend, enjoy a 
Harrisburg Symphony performance and 
"get a little fix" on her Pennsylvania 

A Fellowship "Lifeline" 

A poised and animated speaker, Leidel 
devotes at least one to two weeks a 
month from September until June to 
meetings, speaking engagements and 
workshops. In addition to maintaining 
contact with the group's membership. 

she also works on fund raising. Much of 
her work is done in the office of her New 
York City apartment or at the AAUW 
national office in Washington, D.C. 

She is a former AAUW president for 
New York State and has served on the 
national board since 1987. She assumed 
the presidency in 1993. The post 
includes overseeing a $40 million 
endowment and an extensive graduate 
fellowship program. 

The fellowship grants assist both 
American and international women. For 
Leidel, the program in many ways repre- 
sents an "emotional bond" between the 
AAUW members and grant recipients. 
"You feel like you have in many ways 
given a lifeline to these women, particu- 
larly those who are receiving funding to 
help write their dissertations," she 

The Initiative 

for Educational Equity 

A separate AAUW project, the Eleanor 
Roosevelt Fund, supports grants for 
innovative programs in public school and 
commissioned research. One such pro- 
ject, Shortchanging Girls, Shortchanging 
America, was a 1991 poll on girls' self- 
esteem and declining interest in math 
and science. The results of the poll 
served as "a real eye-opener, especially 
for those who were removed from class- 
room teaching," recalls Leidel. "The 
research and polls showed it was much 
more problematic than anyone had ever 
imagined," she continued. "We began to 
realize we really had a focus." 

The focus, later formally named "the 
initiative for educational equity," became 
the driving force behind future AAUW 
programs. It led to further research 
resulting in The AAUW Report: How 
Schools Shortchange Girls, a landmark 
report on gender bias in schools. An even 

more recent AAUW report, Hostile Hall- 
ways, is the first-ever scientific survey on 
harassment in school. The Lou Harris 
polling organization compiled the results 
based on surveys of 1 ,600 eighth through 
1 lth graders in 79 schools. Two upcom- 
ing studies will examine school climate. 
"We are not looking on this as school 
bashing," stresses Leidel. "This is really 
a wake-up call to the educational com- 
munity," she explains. "It's designed to 
raise the consciousness of the nation 
about these issues." The research has 
developed a credible track record and 
new visibility for the organization. "In 
the last five years AAUW has been far 
more recognizable than in its whole first 
century," says Leidel. 

The Evolution of AAUW 

The evolution of the group explains 
some of her attraction to AAUW. "Orga- 
nizationally we have filled different 
needs in women's lives over different 
periods of time," says Leidel. Many 
members initially attracted to the group 
for cultural and intellectual stimulation 
now see an opportunity to help make a 
significant impact on issues pertinent to 
their families and futures. 

But the organization also faces great 
challenges. "In some ways we are a 
dying breed," says Leidel. "The time 
commitment required for national board 
service is enormous and the number of 
women who have full-time volunteer 
time is shrinking." Today the group is 
exploring new pathways to encourage a 
younger core of leadership. "We want to 
generate the commitment necessary to 
continue our mission without making 
excessive demands on individuals." 

Family Weekend, 1994 

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Sendoffs, Picnics, College Fairs 

Building the APAN Connection 

by Mary Markle 

As chief financial officer of a Philadelphia-based con- 
struction equipment company, Rich Spotts '68 would 
probably choose other ways to unwind after a day's 
work than entertaining a group of 1 8-year-olds. Yet on 
several occasions during the last two summers that's just 
what he did. The reason: the Susquehanna University 
Alumni/Parent Admissions Network. Spotts is one of 
more than 300 APAN members who volunteer their time 
to connect the admissions office with qualified student 

Spotts has sponsored summer sendoffs and high school 
senior picnics. The sendoffs are gatherings for groups of 
incoming freshman to meet others in their area. Current 
Susquehanna students are also on hand to answer ques- 
tions and give the freshmen-to-be an idea of what they 
can expect in their first few weeks on campus. The pic- 
nics are also informational gatherings, but are for high 
school seniors early in their college search who have 
expressed an interest in the University. 

"The students really bring each other out. It's a great 
opportunity for them to interact," says Spotts. "Often 
one question triggers another and another. They have a 
great time." 

College Fair Questions 

Other APAN members who enjoy such events include 
Ken '71 and Roxane '71 Vermillion. Roxane says that 
some of the sendoffs she and Ken have hosted are 
responsible for friends they've had for years. 

One of the most important activities an APAN member 
can take on is a college fair. Last year APAN was 
responsible for covering more than 100 of these pro- 
grams. This is one of Roxane 's favorite ways to volun- 
teer. "It's exciting to hear a student ask such responsible 
questions. It's given me great insight into what kids are 
thinking when choosing a college. I'm really starting to 

Active Alumni/Parent Admissions Network volunteers Roxane 71 
and Ken Vermillion 71 help daughter Stephanie '97 move into 
her Seibert Hall room. 

understand how they do it." 

The Vermillions, along with Edith Hebel '49 and her 
husband Dr. H. Lee Hebel '48 are among the veterans 
of the APAN program. Edith explains why she and Lee 
also enjoy the college fairs. "It's always a pleasant sur- 
prise when students are so comfortable talking to us," 
says Edith. "We used to be a little intimidated by the 
younger representatives, but apparently the grandparent 
image works for us." The Hebels, in turn, take great 
pride when a student from their area attends Susquehan- 
na University. 

Valuable Phone Calls 

Associate Director of Admissions Chris Markle '84 is 
APAN coordinator. "APAN members are invaluable to 

the admissions process," says Markle. "The relationship 
an alum can begin simply by calling a prospective stu- 
dent is a key step in getting them to campus." He and 
staff member Pam Aungst work together to provide 
members with the most current Susquehanna informa- 

One fan of the phone-call method of recruiting is 
APAN member Scott Krzykowski '88. "A phone call 
allows me time to prepare. It's a personal challenge to 
touch on something that they haven't already heard from 
other schools approaching them." He adds, "I love relay- 
ing my Susquehanna experiences to others. I think my 
strong point is making students feel very comfortable." 

Colleen Sullivan '85 also enjoys touching base with 
students by phone. "I think it's a great way to get to 
know students and their parents. Some of the families 
I've contacted have turned out to be neighbors." Sullivan 
feels that APAN is a great resource for alums as well as 
prospective students. "APAN is my link to Susquehanna. 
I'm still very close with many of my classmates, they 
know I'm involved with APAN so they're always asking 
me what's happening on campus. I like being able to 
talk about the newest programs or latest renovations." 

From police officer to dentist to magazine editor to 
retired minister, APAN members' backgrounds are as 
diverse as the areas they cover. But their reasons for vol- 
unteering their time have a common theme. They are 
convinced that the personal interests that the Universi- 
ty's faculty and staff take in students are what makes 
Susquehanna special. They all feel their experience at 
Susquehanna has had a great impact on their own lives. 
And, says Roxane Vermillion, "I'm not nearly finished 
giving back." 

Alumni or parents who would like more information 
about the Alumni/Parent Admissions Network should 
call Chris Markle at 717-372-4143. 



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Spring Break Choir Tour 

Performing in a variety of venues is an essential and fun aspect of becoming a well- 
trained musician. Members of the Susquehanna University Choir get this experience 
and draw large crowds in their annual spring break concert tour. 

Students in the 50-member choir under the direction of Professor of Music Cyril 
Stretansky will be singing in a three-state area this year. Their regional tours, radio 
appearances and recordings have earned them national attention. 

The 1995 tour schedule includes concerts at the following locations: 

March 15 8:00 pm LaSalle College High School, Wyndmoor, Pa. 

March 16 8:45 am LaSalle College Preparatory High School, Wyndmoor, Pa. 

8:00 pm Calvary Lutheran Church, West Chester, Pa. 

March 17 7:30 pm St. Paul Lutheran Church, Glenside, Pa. 

March 18 8:00 pm St. John Lutheran Church, Phoenixville, Pa. 

March 19 3:00 pm Trinity Lutheran Church, Allentown, Pa. 

7:00 pm Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Nazareth, Pa. 

March 26 3:00 pm St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Lancaster, Pa. 

7:30 pm Trinity Lutheran Church, Lemoyne, Pa. 

April 7 8:00 pm Lakeside Lutheran Church, Harrisburg, Pa. 

April 8 3:00 pm Trinity Lutheran Church, Tenafly, N.J. 

7:30 pm Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Pearl River, N.Y. 

April 9 3:00 pm United Methodist Church, Ballston Spa, N.Y. 

April 23 3:00 pm University Choir Campus Concert 

Susquehanna Today 11 

Sports Hall of Fame Opens For Four More 

Four former Crusader athletic greats 
were inducted into the Susquehanna Uni- 
versity Sports Hall of Fame during half- 
time ceremonies at the Susquehanna vs. 
Washington & Jefferson College football 
game on Saturday, September 17, 1994. 

Don Harnum Jr. '86 managed to score 
1 , 1 76 points in just two years as he 
earned Ail-American honors in men's 
basketball. Jo Ann kinkcl '78 was a 
United States Field Hockey Association 
All-Star and a standout women's tennis 
player. Dan Patterson '86 was arguably 
the school's best men's tennis player ever 
as he won the 1986 Middle Atlantic Con- 
ference singles' title, also leading the 
soccer team in scoring that same year. 
Jeff Steltz '76 was a two-time MAC All- 
Star who held the school records for 
career receptions (100) and receiving 
yardage (1,379) at graduation. He 
presently ranks second and fourth 

"This Hall of Fame class represents the 
broad array of quality in athletes and 
programs we have here," says Susque- 
hanna Director of Athletics Don Har- 
num Sr. "This is a particularly special 
class for me, having coached one of the 
inductees. It's nice that I'm now able to 
say that I've seen all four inductees in 
action during their respective Susquehan- 
na careers." 

Basketball: Don Harnum Jr. '86 

Harnum Jr. is the son of Susquehanna's 
current athletic director. He accumulated 
his points after transferring from Ship- 
pensburg University to join his father's 
program in 1984. Harnum's 1,176 career 
points still rank him 16th all-time at 
Susquehanna. His 697 points in 1985-86 
is still second best in season. He cap- 

tained the 85-86 team to its most suc- 
cessful season ever as his 23.2 points per 
game average and 84.7 free throw per- 
centage led the team to a 22-8 record, an 
MAC Northern Division title, an NCAA 
Division III Mid-Atlantic Region title, 
and the program's only appearance in the 
national tournament's "Sweet 16." 

A two time first-team MAC-North All- 
Star, Harnum was the MAC-North MVP 
in '85-86, as well as All-Middle Atlantic 
Region, and GTE First Team College 
Division Academic All-America. He is 
currently an assistant men's basketball 
coach at Rider College. Rider has quali- 
fied for the NCAA Division I Men's Bas- 
ketball Championship Tournament the 
past two years. Harnum lives in Mercers- 
burg, N.J., with his wife Janet. 

Field Hockey and Tennis: 
Jo Ann Kinkel '78 

Kinkel earned the field hockey team's 
Most Valuable Player and her USFHA 
All-Star honors as a senior captain in 
1977. She was the cornerstone of a 
defense which recorded a pair of 
shutouts and gave up just one goal on 
three other occasions that season. She 
also earned her fourth varsity letter in 
field hockey that year and was named the 
school's Homecoming Queen. 

On the tennis court, she was a two-year 
letterwinner and starter, serving as team 
captain during her senior year. She 
played fourth and third singles and com- 
piled a 6- 1 record as a junior, moving up 
to second and first while tallying a 5-3 
mark as a senior in 1 978 ( 1 1 -4 overall, 
.733). She also played on the second and 
top-seeded doubles teams, helping to 
compile a 6-4 record during her career. 
She is presently an information systems 

University President Joel Cunningham, center, joined in ceremonies honoring new members of the 
Susquehanna Sports Hall of Fame, from left to right. Don Harnum Jr. '86, Jo Ann Kinkel '78, Dan Pat- 
terson '86 and Jeff Steltz 76. 

manager for Pennsylvania Blue Shield 
and lives in Harrisburg. 

Tennis: Dan Patterson '86 

Patterson is still the greatest men's ten- 
nis player in school history, although 
present sophomore Carlos Albertotti won 
the MAC singles title and broke Patter- 
son's record for wins in a season with a 
17-2 mark last year. Patterson set the old 
record while going 16-0 and winning the 
school's first MAC singles crown during 
his senior year in 1986. He also was the 
MAC runner-up as a sophomore. His 
career singles slate of 54-5 is still a 
school record which was compiled 
almost entirely at first singles. He was 
also 26-10 playing first doubles, giving 
him a school record combined mark of 

Patterson led Susquehanna's men to a 
run of three-straight MAC Northwest 
Section crowns. Patterson also elected to 
play soccer during his senior year and 
went on to start at forward and lead the 
team in scoring with eight goals. He is 

currently a stock trader with Smith, Bar- 
ney and resides in Boxford, Mass., with 
his wife Dianne. 

Football: Jeff Steltz '76 

Steltz was a three-year starter at split 
end who was an MAC All-Northern 
Division pick as both a junior and a 
senior. In addition to his career numbers, 
he had 39 receptions for 539 yards as a 
junior, and 35 receptions for 500 yards as 
a senior, ranking fourth and fifth respec- 
tively in receptions, and seventh and 
tenth respectively in receiving yardage 
on the school's seasonal records. He is 
presently a district representative for the 
Aid Association for Lutherans and 
resides in Womelsdorf, Pa., with his wife 
Vicky and their children Sarah and Tay- 

The induction of these four athletes 
brings the Hall of Fame 's 27-year roster 
to 1 1 5 members. Each Hall of Fame 
member has a plaque on permanent dis- 
play in the trophy case at O.W. Houts 

Women's Soccer Marks Year One with 5-6 Record 

Most first-year varsity programs struggle to win a 
game in their debut season. Then again, the Susquehan- 
na University women's soccer team was hardly like 
other first-year programs. 

Head coach Kwame Lloyd '93 set some lofty goals 
for the team's initial varsity campaign, boldly predicting 
his team would make a run at a .500 record. That may 
have sounded terribly optimistic to most, but Lloyd 
apparently knew his personnel as the Crusaders finished 
5-6. If it weren't for three one-goal losses to established 
powers Dickinson, Baptist Bible and Elizabethtown, 
they could have possibly gone 8-3. 

"I think we did very well for our first year of varsity 
competition and surprised a lot of teams and coaches," 
said Lloyd. "We were very close to finishing 8-3, as 
opposed to 5-6. Even though we can't be disappointed, 
we can't be satisfied. We have a lot of expectations for 
the future." 

Although the team competed against eight Middle 
Atlantic Conference schools, finishing 5-3, Susquehanna 
isn't eligible for MAC play until next season. Lloyd is 
making the addition of conference competition next year 

It O 1 -T-_ J_-. 

The Crusader's newest varsity squad, the women's soccer team, 
posted a 5-6 record under Coach Kwame Lloyd '93. 

a point of future emphasis. 

"We want to make a run at the MAC championship 
beginning next year," he said. "We have a corps of 
sophomores and freshmen who started this year and will 
get even better. We're only losing one senior starter." 

That lone senior was midfielder Steph Vasiliades of 
Parsippany, N.J., who was the recipient of the team's 
"Founding Award." A co-captain, Vasiliades saw time in 

10 games for the Crusaders and recorded an assist. She 
was one of the key figures in helping the program 
achieve varsity status this year. 

Sophomore back Carla Parry of Oak Ridge, N.Y., was 
the team's Most Valuable Player as she keyed a defense 
which recorded five shutouts on the year. Another 
sophomore back. Amy Allen of Danvers, Mass., took the 
team's Most Improved Player Award as she played in all 

1 1 games and scored a goal. 

A freshman actually led the team in scoring. Forward 
Kris Riehl of Wyckoff, N.J., had nine goals and two 
assists for a total of 20 points while earning the Best 
Offensive Player Award. 

Hickey MAC Offensive Lineman of Year 

Crusader Jim Hickey, #79 at left, finished his 
senior season with a host of honors including 
MAC Offensive Lineman of the Year. 

Senior offensive tackle and team quad- 
captain James Hickey is the Middle 
Atlantic Conference Offensive Lineman 
of the Year, as voted on by the confer- 
ence coaches. Hickey also heads the list 
of three Susquehanna University football 
players who are on the All-South Region 

Team according to Don Hansen's Foot- 
ball Gazette. 

Hickey is one of five offensive linemen 
on the All-South first-team. Crusader 
senior outside linebacker, quad-captain, 
and team Most Valuable Player Mike 
DiGrigoli is one of three defensive 
ends/outside linebackers on the second 
team, while sophomore Tyrone Croom is 
on the All-South third-team as a 
kick/punt return specialist. 

The three Crusader players were cho- 
sen from among 29 teams and 100 nomi- 
nations submitted by sports information 
directors from NCAA Division III South 
Region schools. 

The 6-5, 270-pound Hickey was not 
only the largest player along the Crusad- 
er offensive line, but also its best. A 
repeat MAC Commonwealth League 
First Team All-Star, earning unanimous 
selection this year by the league coaches, 
Hickey was also a near consensus Pre- 
season All-American. He was a two-year 

starter along the Crusader offensive line, 
after being moved from defensive tackle, 
and had his best season this year as he 
helped the team finish 31st in passing 
offense (219.2 yards/game) and 41st in 
scoring offense (29.7 points/game) in the 
final NCAA Division III statistics. The 
297 points scored by this year's team 
were just 1 5 shy of breaking the school 
record for scoring — a record which was 
set in 1919. 

"James was probably one of the best 
offensive linemen that I've had here 
since being head coach. He's really blos- 
somed at his position and had just a great 
year," said fifth-year Crusader head 
coach Steve Briggs. 

Hickey is a public relations major and 
the son of Thomas and Isabel Hickey of 
Scituate, Mass. 

This year's team finished 6-4, securing 
the program's ninth straight winning sea- 
son and 13th in the last 14 years. 

Coaching the Crusader Way 

Former men's basketball captain and Academic 
All-American Tony Bafctrere '93 has returned to 
the team as an assistant coach. He joins Rick 
Ferry '85, right, who is in his sixth year as an 
assistant coach. 

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March 19 WIDENER 1:00 pm 

March 21 YORK 3:30 pm 

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Men's and Women's Track 

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April 19 DICKINSON 3:00 pm 

April 22 at Juniata/Lycoming 

April 29 at Millersville Metrics - Men 

at Dickinson Invitational - Women 

May 5/6 MAC Championships 

Lore Degenstein Gallery Exhibition 

A detail from Paul Meltsnet. Man and Machine, oil on canvas. 
29 \I2" x 35 1/2", Collection of John Horton. on loan from the 
James A. Mkhener An Museum. 

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from the John Horton Collection" and 
"Graduating Senior Exhibition: Michelle LeFevrc 
and Amber McKinney." Gallery hours are 
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4 and 7-9, also by appointment. For more infor- 
mation, call 717-372-4058. 
Feb. 6 Artist Series, "St. Olaf Choir" 

Weber Chapel Auditorium. 
Feb. 9 Artist Series: Saturday Night Live's 
"Second City" 
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Feb. 12 Recital, pianist Steven Ballard 

Weber Chapel Auditorium 
Feb. 15 The Institute for Lifelong Learning 

Degenstein Campus Center 
Feb. 1 6 Lecture, "Freedom and Community" 
Woodrow Wilson Fellow Erich Loewy 
Greta Ray Lounge 
Feb. 17 Jazz Ensemble Concert 

Isaacs Auditorium, Seibert Hall. 
Feb. 19 University Symphonic Band 

and High School Honors Festival Band 
Weber Chapel Auditorium 
March 1 Institute for Lifelong Learning 

Degenstein Campus Center 
March 3,4 Winter Theatre Production: 
March 5 You Can't Take It With You 
Degenstein Center Theater 
March 4 Faculty Recital, Galen Deibler 
and Robert Snyder 
Weber Chapel Auditorium 
March 6 Guest Recital: Nanette Solomon, piano 8:00 pm 

Weber Chapel Auditorium 
March 8- Exhibition: George Catlin 
April 23 North American Indian Paintings 

Lore Degenstein Gallery 
March 15 Institute for Lifelong Learning 

Degenstein Campus Center 
March 24 Frontline Voice Jazz Ensemble 

Degenstein Center Theater 
March 27 Artist Series: MacBeth 

Weber Chapel Auditorium 
April 5 Institute for Lifelong Learning 

Degenstein Campus Center 
April 1 1 Visiting Writer Lucille Clifton 

Isaacs Auditorium 
April 19 Institute for Lifelong Learning 
Degenstein Campus Center 
Visiting Writer G.W. Hawkes 
Greta Ray Lounge 
April 21 SU Jazz Ensemble and 

Frontline Vocal Jazz Ensemble 
Weber Chapel Auditorium 
April 23 University Choir 

Weber Chapel Auditorium 
April 28, 29 Spring Theatre Production: 
April 30 A Franca Rame Showcase and 

Accidental Death of an Anarchist 
Degenstein Center Theater 
May 3-21 Exhibition: Bradley W. Shoemaker 
Recent Watercolors 
Lore Degenstein Gallery 
May 4 Chamber Singers Campus Concert 

Weber Chapel Lobby 
May 7 University Chorale & Symphonic 
Band Concerts 
Weber Chapel Auditorium 
May 21 Baccalaureate and Commencement 

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14 Susquehanna Today 

A lumni 

Dear Fellow Alumni: 

I often think that if I had to boil down 
the essence of Susquehanna into a single 
word, that word would be relationships. 

Relationships with S.U. come in a vari- 
ety of shapes and sizes. One might be 
with a favorite professor who spent extra 
time with you outside of class making 
sure that you really understood that 
tough assignment. Or maybe you 
remember a staff person who helped you 
with some of those important, non-acad- 
emic decisions. You probably even have 
a special feeling for the campus itself. 
Do you remember how it looks after the 
first snow? Or the scent of fallen leaves 
in autumn? Or those ginko trees? 


Mostly, however, it's your relationships 
with each other that often have the most 
lasting impact — and I'm not just talking 
about classmates whom you still keep in 
touch with constantly. Susquehannans' 
lives sometimes cross in unexpected 
ways and places. For example, later in 
this issue, you will read about the 
remarkable effect that the late Reverend 
Walter Siegel '66 had on the life of Jo 
Ellen Scheppach Hoffman '80. 

I also received a letter from Jennifer 
Miller '90 who works as an admissions 
coordinator/administrative assistant at a 
nursing and personal care facility in Bala 
Cynwyd, Pa. Jennifer was talking with 
new resident Florence Kautz Senft 
recently and discovered that they were 
both Crusaders. Mrs. Senft studied music 
as part of the Class of 1916! Jennifer 
writes, "I hope to sit and hear more sto- 
ries of Mrs. Senft's time at S.U. Just the 
thought of our new connection makes me 

And then there are the stories of acci- 
dental meetings that are just plain fun. 
Like Terry March '67 noticing the 
Susquehanna diploma hanging on the 
office wall of finance manager Andy 

Hickox '79 in a Long Island auto dealer- 
ship. Or last summer when I encountered 
Gene '82 and Kim Dodson McCarthy 

'83 (from Charlotte, North Carolina, no 
less) walking one evening outside the 
fort at old St. Augustine, Florida — an 
encounter that was even more remark- 
able considering that none of us was 
wearing any identifying Susquehanna 

You could probably add a chapter or 
two to this story yourself, but the point is 
that we're all part of the extended 
Susquehanna family. The time we spend 
getting to know the other "relatives," 
sometimes by chance, is usually, at the 
very least, an enjoyable experience and 
often much more. Surprise encounters do 
happen, but your opportunities increase 
considerably when you participate in our 
alumni activities. These include regional 
get-togethers, homecoming, special 
interest reunions and alumni weekend. 
You can also keep your Class Reporter 
updated about what's new in your life. 
When it's a reunion year for you, join 
your classmates back here on campus. 
(I'll bet that there are very few of you 
who know everyone in your class!) 

No matter what relationships you may 
have already formed through your time 
here in Selinsgrove, there will always be 
one more interesting alum to meet and 
one more warm memory to share. Our 
job is to help make these connections 
possible and allow each of you to fully 
appreciate how special it is to be a 


Sam Kuba '75 

Director of Alumni Relations 

RS. We've just made it even easier for 
you to maintain your relationship with 
S.U. In addition to keeping in touch 
through your class reporter, you may, if 
you prefer, send information directly to 
the Alumni Office via 

fax (717-373-2710) or 

e-mail ( 

For your convenience, these addresses 
will also be published in each future 
issue of Susquehanna Today. 

Class Notes 

Please send your alumni news to the 
Class Reporter for your year, or to: 

Office of Alumni Relations 

Susquehanna University 

Selinsgrove, PA 17870 

Fax: 717-373-2710 

Material received before February 25 
will be included in our spring issue. 


Rev. Carl NeudoerlTer '28 was recently 
honored by the Lehigh County Fish and 
Game Protective Association for 65 years of 
service to the association as its chaplain. In 
those 65 years he never missed a meeting. 


Class Reporter 

Paul Hartline 

Brakeley Gardens Apt. F-I4 

225 Red School Lane 

Phillipsburg, NJ C8S65 

I Paul Hartline '31 and his daughter Muriel 
Hartline Folk '65 recently rediscovered 
many old photos taken by Paul's father, the 
late William Hartline. A long-time resident of 
Derry Township. William worked as a ticket 
agent and telegrapher at the former Pennsyl- 
vania Railroad station in Strawberry Ridge. 
He was also an avid photographer and cap- 
tured moments from the early 1890s on thick 
glass negatives. Paul donated 400 prints made 
from the glass negatives to the Montour 
County Historical Society. 


The Rev. Herbert G. llohman '32 and his 

wife Phyllis celebrated their 60th wedding 
anniversary. Hohman, a retired Lutheran cler- 
gyman, serves as visitation pastor for Holy 
Trinity Lutheran Church in Ephrata, Pa. They 
are the parents of Cleone Hohman Rudisill 



60th reunion 


The IEEE Conference on Electrical Con- 
tacts has awarded Erie I. Shobert '35 an 
Outstanding Achievement Award and named 
its prize paper competition in his honor. 
Shobert and Ralph Armington at the Penn 
State University Department of Electrical 
Engineering founded the conference in 1954. 
The group celebrated its 40th anniversary in 
Chicago on October 18, 1994. Shobert 
received the IEEE Scientific Achievement 
Award in 1972 and the Armington Recogni- 
tion Award in 1985. 


Class Reporter 
Janet Earhari Harkins 
437 Meer Avenue 
Wyckoff.NJ 07481 

Grace Drew Greninger '36 died Novem- 
ber 3, 1994, after a lengthy illness following a 
stroke. To her husband, the Rev. Reed A. 
Greninger '38, her two sons and two grand- 
children we send our heartfelt sympathy. 

Our "prexy" Horace M. Hutchison '36 and 
his wife Carol moved into Twining Village, 
Holland, Pa., in 1993 and, "We love it," he 
says. May you spend many happy years there, 
friends. Horace continues using his skill as an 
organist by frequently substituting in nearby 
Francis C. Miller '36 reports that he and 

Home again. <-<* E- Boyer '26 and "is daugh- 
ter Do/ores Parry recently rev/sited the 50b Uni- 
versity Avenue house where Lee lived with his 
wife, the (ate Laura Henninger Boyer '25, when 
both were students. 

his wife, Mary Ellen, travel occasionally to 
Hawaii in the winter to be with his son and 
his family. Most of his time is spent in writ- 
ing and having his books published. So far his 
credits include a book on education and two 
novels. He is currently working on a novelette 
titled "Sisters Three" about people in the 
South. Our best wishes, Francis, as you con- 
tinue your writing. 

Leonard A. Najaka '36 informs us that his 
long-time friend, John Yonkondy '36, died 
last spring. Our sincere condolences are 
extended to Anne and his three children. 

The Reverend Ralph I. Shockey '36 and 
his wife Dorothy were honored for their role 
in founding Saint Matthew's Lutheran Church 
in Moorestown, NJ. The church lounge has 
been re-named The Shockey Lounge in 
appreciation for their dedication these past 44 
years. He held pastorates in Windber, Pa., and 
Westville, N J., before he came to Moores- 

town in 1947 to serve as pastor-superinten- 
dent of the then new Lutheran home. Worship 
began with Sunday school classes and devel- 
oped into a congregation. Shockey is also 
very active in the community, serving in the 
Rotary, Moorestown Historical Society, New- 
comers' Club, Advisory Committee for Parks 
and Playgrounds, and Moorestown Visiting 
Nurses Association. He received an honorary 
doctor of divinity degree from Susquehanna 
in 1972. 


Class Reporter 
John Rakshys 
411 Hickory Street 
Rome. NY 13440 


Class Reporter 
Robert M. Bastress 
808 Ninth Street 
Selinsgrove. PA 17870 


55th reunion 

Class Reporter: 
William Gehron, Sr. 
747 Arch Street 
Williamsport. PA 17701 


Class Reporter: 
Mary Emma Yoder Jones 
Altoona. PA 16601 


Susquehanna Today IS 


Class Reporter 
Ruth Eleanor McCorkill 
418 Orange Street 
Northumberland, PA 17857 


Class Reporter 
Ethel Wilson Kerschner 
R.R. 1, Box 1843 
Drums, PA 18222 

Herman G. Stuempfle '44, former presi- 
dent of Gettysburg Lutheran Theological 
Seminary, has written 250 to 300 hymns and 
has published a hymn and song book entitled 
The Word Goes Forth. 


50th reunion 
Class Reporter 
Louise Kresge Isaacs 
201 Rhoads Avenue 
Selinsgrove, PA 17870 


Class Reporter: 

Robert Wohlsen 

145 Herman Boulevard 

Franklin Square, NY 11010 


45th reunion 
Class Reporter 
Richard G. Westervelt 
700 Scarsdate Avenue 
Scarsdale, NY 10583 




Class Reporter: 
Lynn Hassinger Askew 
25 Gladys Avenue 
Manville, NJ 08835 

Jane Longenecker Grim '57 is president 
of the Penn Laurel Girl Scout Council for 
1993-95. As the council's highest-ranking 
volunteer. Grim will serve scouts in Lancast- 
er, Lebanon, York, Adams, Franklin and Ful- 
ton counties in Pennsylvania, as well as Fred- 
erick County in Maryland. 


Class Reporter: 
Jack Cisney 
4802 Eoff Street 
Benwood.WV 26031 

Robert L. Fiscus '59, of Huntington, 
Conn., president and CFO of United Illumi- 
nating Co., was elected to the Bridgeport 
Regional Business Council board of directors. 

Nicholas S. Yost '59 has been named news 
editor for Reading Eagle and Reading Times. 
He will be responsible for the news content of 
the daily and weekend editions of the news- 
papers and for developing local news stories. 



35th reunion 
Class Reporter. 
Donald E. Coleman 
128 Vema Road 
Lewisburg.PA 17837 

Robert A. Clark '60, assistant professor in 
the computer information systems department 

16 Susquehanna Today 

/A.G.Terry- Shaffer '61 

at Buffalo State College, has been selected an 
"outstanding adviser" in a national competi- 
tion sponsored by the National Academic 
Advising Association. 


Linda K. Leonard '61 was designated 
"Registered Music Educator" by the Music 
Educators National Conference in 1993. She 
retired in 1994 after 33 years of teaching ele- 
mentary general music in East Lycoming 
School District. She continues as organist/ 
choir director at 
Hughesville Baptist 

Alfred G. 
"Terry" Shaffer 
'61 is secretary of 
Kiwanis Interna- 
tional. Kiwanis is 
one of the wor