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I read with great interest the article in the
Summer 1992 issue of The Valley regard-
ing Edna and Clark Carmean and their vir-
tual open house for LVC students. It is an
article that brings back memories to both
senior alumni and alumni in general.
In past years there was a senior alumni
newsletter. The last issue was in 1990. It
was discontinued due to the poor health of
Many senior alumni have asked me about
continuing this letter. Due to the excel-
lence of the format of The Valley, it is
thought that the senior alumni news and
articles can be very adequately covered by
The only thing we need is the participa-
tion of the senior alumni by sending in
news about themselves or others. Sugges-
tions and material for articles would cer-
tainly be appreciated. That is the way the
senior newsletter existed. It is just a change
in where the information goes. It should
now go to The Valley.
I am hoping we will see a great increase
in news from senior alumni.
Charles M. Belmer ('40)
President, Senior Alumni Association
I enjoyed reading the article in The Valley
about Charlie Gelbert ('28) ("Fielding
Dreams," Winter 1992 issue). You see, I
played with him in the baseball seasons of
'25 and '26 and football in '24 and '25. I
could tell many interesting stories about
Charlie. Yes, he was cocky but could back
it up with his ability, and luckily "Hooks"
(football Coach Everett Mylin) knew how
to handle him.
Space doesn't permit my relating many
true-life stunts that Charlie pulled in his
hall and on the football field — all of which
I was a part. I am happy that your article
brought back many memories that I am
able to relate to my grandchildren. Thanks
for those memories.
G.Reid Pierce C 26)
"Three Cheers" for the Winter issue of The
Valleyl What a treat!
Judy Pehrson's article on Japan ("Su-
perpower or Samurai State?") was excel-
lent, and certainly timely.
Bill McGill's definitive description of
the college's character ("True to Our Char-
acter") deserves an award for capturing both
Lebanon Valley's roots and vision in a most
fitting tribute to the special faculty!
I hope your mail box will be full of
grateful letters from alumni who appreciate
the excitement in what's happening at LVC.
Anne Shroyer Shemeta ('51)
Mt. Gretna, PA
Make a difference
In the Summer edition of The Valley, I was
shocked to learn from the Class Notes sec-
tion that an LVC friend had leukemia. I am
speaking of Bret Hershey ('86). Since learn-
ing of his need, I have been doing all I can
to help recruit potential bone marrow do-
nors — not a particularly easy task. While
people are usually more than willing to
donate, the donation centers are not always
close to where they live. There is also a
tremendous financial need; the Bret Hershey
Leukemia Fund pays for each person will-
ing to be tested to donate in Bret's name.
This costs $75 a head!
I'm writing to ask that The Valley con-
sider featuring Bret in an upcoming article.
I am finding that giving the story to others
is producing potential donors. People have
been very willing to pass on the informa-
tion, and I just know the LVC alumni will
do what they can to help.
I realize that The Valley is not a place
for everyone with an ache or pain to air his
or her grievance, but Bret is really one of
"the family" to me, and to many others. He
has accomplished wonderful things in a
very short time. Those of us who went to
school with Bret knew this was no ordinary
teacher! It will only take one person to
make the difference for Bret, and it just
might be an LVC graduate!
Holly Hanawalt Galnor ('84)
Editor's Note: Please see page 22 for a
storv on Bret.
The Valley welcomes letters from our read-
ers. Send them to: Judy Pehrson, Laughlin
Hall, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA
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30 Alumni Awards Committee
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6 Alumni Events Committee
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30 Alumni Weekend Golf Tournament, noon
Fairview Golf Course, Lebanon
Spring Jazz Buffet Dinner
Music by Tom Strohman ('75 ) and Third Stream
West Dining Room, Mund College Center,
1 Alumni Weekend and Spring Arts Festival
Alumni Council Meeting
Board Room, Camegie Building, 9 a.m.
Senior Alumni Meeting
Chapel 117, 10 a.m.
Alumni Awards Luncheon
West Dining Room, Mund College Center, noon
Reunion Dinner Dance
Holiday Inn, Grantville, 6 p.m.
Class of 1943 Reunion
Kreiderheim, 6 p.m.
2 Worship Service
Annville United Methodist Church, 10:30 a.m.
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Vol. 10, Number3
Lebanon Valley College Magazine Winter 1993
is NEWS BRIEFS
2i ALUMNI NEWS
24 VALLEY VIEW
25 CLASS NOTES
Editor: Judy Pehrson
Diane Wenger ('92), Class Notes
Dr. Edna Carmean ('59)
Laura Ritter Chandler
John B. Deamer, Jr.
Pamela Lambert ('93)
Seth Wenger ('93)
Glenn Woods ('51)
Send comments or address changes to:
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Lebanon Valley College
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produced in cooperation with the Johns
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Consortium. Editor: Donna Shoemaker;
Designer: Royce Faddis.
On the Cover:
Detail from Dan Massad's "Stoneware,'
a 1989 pastel on paper.
A Magnificent Obsession
A nationally known artist, Dan Massad transforms the ordinary into the
extraordinary through his painstaking precision.
By Laura Ritter Chandler
Students and faculty members reach out to local schools to tutor, to teach,
By Nancy Fitzgerald
Seeking the Spiritual
As the new chaplain, the Rev. Darrell Woomer guides liberal arts students
in exploring their inner lives.
By Dennis Larison
Coming to America
A lively symposium takes a look at all sides of the debate over immigration.
By Lois Fegan
Library of the Future
It's more than just an expanded facility — the new libraiy will link up the
campus via an electronic network.
Youth Scholars Institute participants sample
Art has shaped Dan Massad's
life. The recent sale of a pastel
to the Metropolitan Museum
of Art is yet another mile-
stone in his artistic journey.
By Laura Ritter Chandler
At age 10, Dan Massad stood
alone in the National Gallery
of Art, discovering by him-
self its masterpieces of color
and form. He was entranced by images at
once familiar and unique — a spiral of lemon
rind, a string of pearls, a long table set
He had made his way through several
rooms of paintings when a beautiful fresco
panel caught his attention. "I didn't know
what a fresco was," he recalls. "The surface
was different. I wanted to touch it, to find
out about it."
Looking around and thinking he was all
alone, the child found that his desire to
discover easily overcame his imperfect sense
that touching was forbidden. His fingers
brushed the intriguing surface.
From nowhere, a guard appeared, thin
and sallow-faced, official. Without hesita-
tion, he banished the child from the mu-
seum. "I was thrown out. I had to leave,"
Massad says, many years later, his voice
still edged with a sense of disbelief.
He was out, but not down. His visit to
the museum had come during a trip to Wash-
ington with his father, an Oklahoma busi-
nessman who had planned a busy schedule
of sight-seeing for his son, both to enlarge
Dan's view of the world and to keep him
occupied as the father pursued business ap-
Eager to return and see more paintings,
Dan prevailed on his father to change the
schedule. He returned to the National Gal-
lery the very next day. "I saw the same
guard," he remembers. "I was scared. I
really wanted to be there again, and I
thought he'd throw me out. But he didn't."
Massad's deep, immediate response to
art and his shy yet fearless determination
are threads that weave in and out of his life.
They are traits that also lie quietly behind
the exquisite pastels and the more rough-
hewn "study drawings" that are the basis of
his growing reputation.
Since his first exposure at the National
Gallery, Massad has been fascinated by
still life. His work, in pastel on paper, was
selected to appear in a group show, "Mas-
ters of Still Life," at the Tatistcheff Gallery
in New York City. But the most exciting
moment in his career as an artist came in
November when the Metropolitan Museum
of Art in New York City purchased his
pastel titled "Very Old Are the Woods"
(1991). A curator in the Met's Twentieth
Century Department had become interested
in the work after seeing it at the gallery.
"The Met requested that three pieces
from that exhibit come to them for exami-
nation," Massad explains. "When I received
the call telling me they had selected 'Very
Old Are the Woods,' I was very, very
pleased. It is a great honor."
In fall 1991, a solo exhibit of his work
was presented at the Morris Gallery of the
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in
Philadelphia; the next January, the show
traveled to the Dana Gallery at Franklin &
Despite his national reputation as an art-
ist, Massad is best known at Lebanon Val-
ley College for his role as an adjunct
instructor. In past years, he team-taught a
creativity course, and last year taught an
introduction to literature. This spring he
is teaching drawing.
Others know him as the illustrator of
Porches, a 1985 collection of poems by
English professor Phil Billings, based on
the lives and words of older residents of
Annville. Billings wrote the text, while
Massad did the accompanying pencil por-
traits. In 1990, the pair collaborated on
Porches, Volume Two, this time with
Massad's pen-and-ink illustrations.
(Above) Dan Massad in his studio working on "Stonecrop," a pastel on paper. (Opposite
page, top) "Stoneware," pastel on paper. (Opposite page, bottom): "Very Old Are the
Woods" is the pastel purchased by the Met.
Massad is talking about his work
in his studio, located behind his
quiet home in Annville. He sits
at a table topped with a simple yet beauti-
fully crafted lamp in the Mission style of
furniture that he has collected for several
years. In a voice so relaxed and soft it is
almost drowned out by the noise of passing
cars, he describes his Oklahoma City child-
hood. His large, closely knit extended fam-
ily would gather in his grandmother's home
on Sundays. Beneath expansive western
skies, he spent long days exploring woods,
rivers, edges, fields.
"From my earliest memories, as a boy, I
remember really being conscious of being in
love with the natural world, and declaring
that," he said. "I was always ambling, walk-
ing, finding things that nature threw off.
"There is something about finding an ob-
ject and taking it out of its context, as a
souvenir, a fragment. I think everybody does
this; you bring home a stone, or shell — it's
an actual fragment of something you love."
He continues to collect all kinds of
things. Many of them — sticks, small stones,
wrinkled leaves and puckered persimmons,
occasionally a ceramic bowl or a flower
pot — are among the ordinary, familiar items
that find their way onto tables or ledges and
into his work. Through the painstaking
precision of his art, Massad shines a pen-
etrating light on these objects, arresting the
viewer, awakening, perhaps demanding, a
Although it was Dan's father who
planned that first visit to the National Gal-
lery, and on his return home to Oklahoma
helped arrange art lessons for his son, the
elder Massad later opposed his son's inter-
est in choosing art as a career. The father
even said he would refuse to support Dan in
college if he decided on a fine arts major.
"Looking back on it now, I think it may
have been a bluff," Massad says, "but at
the time I couldn't imagine going it alone."
Nor was art the only world that beckoned
him. Dan Massad also loves words; learning
to read in first grade was a wonder that kept
him literally on the edge of his seat. He soon
loved to read with a passion rivaling his
interest in art. He became an excellent stu-
dent, intent on attending Oklahoma Univer-
sity (the alma mater of his parents) until an
"Tomato/Peach/Persimmon" was one of Massad' s first still lifes with a dark, nocturnal atmosphere.
inspiring Latin teacher convinced him to
apply to a variety of other schools. Thrilled
when he was accepted at Princeton and
dazzled by the campus, he eventually en-
rolled there as an English major.
By the end of his freshman year at
Princeton, Dan was restless for studio art
courses. Paging through the catalog, he
found none. Undaunted, the shy Oklahoma
kid who cried himself to sleep his first
week at college wrote to the president of
the university to announce he was dropping
out of school.
"You knew I was an artist," Massad
recalls writing. "That's why you accepted
me in this place, but there is nothing here
Princeton responded to Dan (and other
students with similar complaints) by initiat-
ing studio art classes during his sophomore
year and naming him a University Scholar,
an honor that offered him the freedom of
designing his own major and taking what-
ever courses he wanted.
It was a turbulent time for him emotion-
ally. "I knew this thing about art that I had,
this intense interest and absorption that I
have when I make art, was going to give me
a problem. But I wasn't able to turn around
and look at that and come to a conclusion,
so I remained an English major." he says.
During the summer following his sopho-
more year, Dan and a friend booked pas-
sage on a coal freighter bound for Europe.
Though he considered himself primarily a
painter, he knew he wanted to take with
him "a portable medium with color." He
chose a box of Rembrandt pastels.
He spent the summer hitchhiking across
Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Germany and
especially the British Isles, where he fell in
love with Scotland. "I think it was the
openness and simplicity of the landscape.
In Oklahoma, the sky was big and the land-
scape minimal," he says.
On returning to Princeton, Dan encoun-
tered Toshiko Takaezu, an internationally
renowned artist who was hired to teach
ceramics at the beginning of Massad's jun-
ior year. Takaezu became a source of sus-
tenance and, eventually, of lasting
friendship, even though working with clay
did not at first come easily to the painter.
Massad claims the clay disliked him, that
he spent hours in the studio and worked
hard, without success.
But his teacher remembers differently.
"As a student he was special." she says.
"He did not do too many pieces, but what-
ever he did had quality." Even as a begin-
ner in a totally unfamiliar medium, his early
attempts were unusual, she says, creative.
Speaking of his current work, Takaezu
says, "Dan is a very creative individual; his
work is very sensitive, very beautiful; it is
well-thought-out and every part, whether it
is space or object, is well-executed. He
puts himself into his work; you can feel the
work has his personality." No matter what
kind of object he chooses as his subject, she
notes, "it comes through as a beautiful thing
because he himself has that quality."
Massad graduated magna cum laude
from Princeton in 1969 with his degree in
English. For another decade, he continued
to explore his interests in both language
and art. He began a master's degree pro-
gram in English at the University of Chi-
cago in the early 1970s, but put the project
on hold to study psychotherapy and theo-
ries of mind's-eye imagery. He went on to
practice psychotherapy for five years and
also taught Eugene Gendlin's Focusing pro-
cedure before eventually returning to
Chicago to finish his degree.
In 1980 he became an art student, admit-
ted to the University of Kansas master
of fine arts program on the basis of his
portfolio. He concentrated on painting while
continuing to experiment with pastels.
He developed a technique of mark mak-
ing, laying down hundreds of short, over-
lapping lines of chalk to produce varied
effects, but never touching the marks with
his fingers or tools. "Eventually, the mark
making became almost abstract," he said.
"It was pretty wild stuff for me."
At the direction of his teacher, Roger
Shimomura, Dan began to refocus, to envi-
sion a different kind of work. He decided
to return to still life, concentrating more
than ever before on composition. Still work-
ing in pastel, he began planning his work
with preliminary drawings. But his tech-
nique no longer matched his emerging vi-
sion. "I wanted precision, but the marks
were getting in the way. They were like a
screen or a fog between me and these edges
I was beginning to see. I didn't know if it
were possible to make the pastel do what I
was envisioning, because I had never seen
it. But I wanted to try."
"Multitudes." pastel and pencil on paper, represents Massad's more organic style.
"Noon," pastel on paper. The stoneware bowl is by Tashiko Takaezu, the renowned artist
who taught Massad.
He began experimenting with a new
technique. "I would put the chalk down
and move it around with my fingers, re-
moving excess chalk and sort of pushing it
into the paper."
Massad gradually began manipulating
the pastels more and more, laying chalk
down, blending it in with his fingers, laying
down a second color, turning the picture
upside down and working some more.
Edges continued to intrigue him; as he pur-
sued this technique, he began to draw stacks
of wood or boards, paper and cardboard, a
pile of cut stone.
"In terms of precision, it would be easier
to do what I do in paint, to create the edges
I labor to create. That kind of precision has
been around a long time in paint. It is hard
to make the pastel do what I make it do."
Even after years of working out his tech-
nique, the process of building and perfect-
ing the deep black backgrounds and the
luminous edges typical of his recent work
remains painstaking and time-consuming.
He works in his studio five hours a day, and
in that time may complete only two square
inches of a painting.
"I tend to be quiet and laid-back as a
person, but at the easel, I was different. I
wasn't patient. You have to leam patience;
I had to learn to be able to work for weeks
before anything would emerge that I would
be comfortable with," he says.
He still likes to work with the Rembrandt
pastels he began with. "There are finer,
more brilliant colors, but I haven't been
able to use them. Rembrandts are harder. I
can't control the softer, creamier stuff with
my fingers," he said.
"Rembrandt pastels contain kaolin," he
adds, "one of the clay ingredients of porce-
lain. I think it is the kaolin that gives the
combination of soft and hard I need."
Discovering the origin of his com-
positions is a topic that seems to
remain a mystery even to the artist.
"I don't have something I want to say that I
have an image for. The image comes first,"
"I begin with an image in my mind's
eye, a little glimmer. I may be driving, or
taking a walk, or in a conversation, but my
mind is off wool-gathering. An image be-
gins to form. I don't know where it comes
from, and I don't know the full extent of
what it might mean, but it's like a very
He compares the feeling he gets to the
sense of "being in your grandmother's house
when you are 5," the sense that "you know
exactly where you are, the feeling is so
particular, you know you can't be anywhere
else. Before I commit to a painting, I have
to feel that the image — and this is the really
mysterious part — is really worth it."
The effort to explain this brings a wry
smile. Looking away, he laughs as he con-
tinues, "Sometimes I hate being an artist.
It's so-oo flaky.
"But the image has to grab me, and it
has to grab me with a certain kind of force.
I have to feel that it's worth committing
myself to, I have to be sure. If I had to go
to the easel morning after morning for two
or three months working on something that
didn 't really matter to me, I would go crazy."
While Massad's work obviously requires
tremendous discipline, he says he has also
learned to relax more, to step back from a
project and return to it later, to enjoy the
process of creation more.
"Before, if I was working on an idea, I
would work on it and work on it and work
on it. I would stay up to work on it, I would
have a headache, I would hate it. I've been
like a dog with a rat. I wouldn't let go until
it was dead, and in the process, that's what
would happen — I would kill the drawing.
"Now I am freer than I ever have been;
I'm looser and more relaxed in the face of
the emerging image. I'm letting the image
come to me in its own time."
Massad's current direction in his work
see-saws between still lifes, done with such
precision they look almost like photographs,
and very unusual works he calls "study
In these, "natural objects — sticks, leaves,
seeds — seem to position themselves on
light gray paper, each in its own ragged
cocoon," he recently wrote. Although the
composition appears less studied than in
the still lifes, the objects in the pencil draw-
ings receive the same careful attention as
do those in his other work. Scattered about
the objects are words and phrases — some-
times from literature, poets like Shelley or
Virgil, and sometimes his own — inscribed
so faintly that only an observant and rather
persistent viewer will notice them.
While some people like the study draw-
ings, others seem to hate them. For the
moment, Dan has no interest in choosing
between his two approaches. "I think my
more traditional pictures have really ben-
efited from the drawings. I can't really
offer any explanation for this, but I come
back to the more traditional work refreshed
and energized. The ideas I've been coming
up with are even better than before. The
drawings seem to be good for the part of
my mind that makes pictures. Maybe I'm
heading back towards words."
Wherever Massad is headed, it will never
be the same, once his creative eye trans-
forms it. As Takaezu says of him, "Dan
will grow and continue to do creative, beau-
tiful work, there can be no question about
that. His work will get better and better — I
don't know how because it is already so
good. He is a very special individual, rare
to come by."
Laura Ritter Chandler is a Lebanon
freelance writer who regularly contributes
to The Valley.
Both parties benefit as the
college reaches out to the
community's schools to share
its facilities and expertise.
By Nancy Fitzgerald
Dr. Diane lglesias takes her Spanish
lessons to Our Lady of the Valley Elemen-
The title of his textbook said
English, but as far as Pat Refi
was concerned, it might just
as well have said Greek.
"English is my worst subject,"
he admits. "Last year, we were doing predi-
cate nominatives, gerunds — all that stuff.
I was really getting lost."
He didn't have to go far to find his way.
Luckily for him, Lebanon Valley College
came right to his study hall. As part of
Project HELP (Higher Expectation Learn-
ing Program), students from the Valley go
to Annville-Cleona Middle School each
week to tutor seventh, eighth and ninth grad-
ers who are having trouble academically
and who are considered at risk for eventu-
ally dropping out of school.
"We'd just take our books and materials
upstairs when the college students came,
and they'd help us with our homework,"
explains Pat. "We'd go over problems, and
review things we did in class. For me, it is
easier learning from the college kids than
from a teacher." It was a joint effort that
really paid off. "I worked hard, and my
English grade went from a C-minus to a B-
plus — I came really close to making the
For Pat Refi — and for a lot of his class-
mates — Project HELP has been a big suc-
cess. During 1990-91, Lebanon Valley
students tutored 131 middle school kids,
whose grade point averages improved by
.5 to 1 point, says Dr. Dale Summers, asso-
ciate professor of education and coordina-
tor of the program. Even more important,
Summers says, is the extra boost of self-
esteem the kids get when they master a
lesson or bring home an A.
"There's nothing that motivates kids to
succeed like a little bit of success," he points
out. "Our own students get the chance for
some early fieldwork experience, where
they learn that there's room in education
for a holistic approach — teaching isn't just
about content. They need to remember that
kids carry a lot of social and emotional
baggage to class."
Lebanon Valley sophomore Bridget
(Top) Dr. Dale Summers (standing) directs
Project HELP, which matches Lebanon Val-
ley students with middle school students. In
one such pairing, Bridget Lohr tutored Pat
Refi (at right), whose grade in English went
from C- to B+. (Above) Three Youth Schol-
ars obtained hands-on experience in the
physics lab last summer.
Lohr took that lesson to heart. "I met all
sorts of different kids," she says. "Some-
times we talked about their problems, and
you could tell it felt good for them to have
someone who would just listen." Bridget
participated in Project HELP last year as
part of her leadership seminar. "We'd help
them get their homework done, and then
they'd realize that they're able to do it on
their own," she recalls. "It always made
them feel so good to get caught up. It gave
them a lot of confidence." And the experi-
ence gave Bridget the confidence to make
an important decision of her own — she
switched her major from accounting to el-
ementary education. "I loved being there,"
she explains. "It made me realize that teach-
ing was what I really wanted to do."
This year, Project HELP has been modi-
fied from a "pull-out" to a "push-in" pro-
gram, with Lebanon Valley students going
into the classroom and assisting teachers,
working with small groups, observing class-
room management and trying out teaching
Dr. Anella Nickolas, assistant principal
of the Annville-Cleona High School, is en-
thusiastic about the program. "I've seen a
lot of improvement among the students who
participated," she says. "Academic achieve-
ment is up, absenteeism is down." And, she
adds, there's one foolproof barometer of
success: "These kids are making fewer
visits to my office."
Project HELP is just one of the many
programs that Lebanon Valley participates
in with local schools. From International
Cultures Day to the Quiz Bowl, from tutor-
ing to mentoring, students and faculty have
been making their expertise — and their car-
ing — available to the wider community.
"From our beginnings," says Dr. William
McGill, dean of the college, "we've had a
very strong sense of service. A lot of fac-
ulty members have reflected the general
ethos of the institution."
Reaching out to elementary and high
schools in the community gives the college
a better understanding of what's happening
in education. "From the conversations and
programs we've had with elementary and
high school teachers, our faculty has gotten
a clearer sense of their need," says McGill.
At the same time, outreach programs are a
way to foster good relations with schools in
the area and even recruit new students.
Most importantly, in sharing its facili-
ties — from sophisticated labs to dedicated
faculty to enthusiastic students — Lebanon
Valley has found another way of fulfilling
its mission of service, a mission, says
McGill, that's "rooted in the very nature of
this institution and in its history."
Here are profiles of a few of Lebanon
Valley's school-college outreach programs.
Youth Scholars Institute
In the summer of 1990, while most of
his friends were at the beach, Mike
Peachy, a high school senior from
Stafford, Virginia, was holed up in a lab in
Annville making a "weird green" chemical
compound. Sounds like an unusual way to
spend a perfectly good summer — but then
Mike Peachy is no ordinary guy. Along
with 40 other teenagers, he was participat-
ing in a chemistry program as part of Leba-
non Valley's Youth Scholars Institute.
Since 1974, the Institute has hosted about
250 high school students each summer for
a week of intensive course work and a sam-
pling of college life. The 21 courses range
from chemistry to psychology to computer
graphics. They are coupled with a real-life
college experience that includes a stay in
the dorm, a week's worth of dining-hall
food and a dizzying progression of social
So how did the "weird green" compound
turn out? Mike's not exactly sure. But he
does remember his week as an LVC Youth
Scholar. "It was exciting," he says. "I
made a lot of friends and had a really good
time." Mike insists that the chance to work
closely with the professors was the best
part of all. "They always encouraged us to
think. When it seemed like the material
was beyond our capabilities, we'd ask the
teachers questions. They'd keep asking us
questions right back, and soon we'd find
out we knew the answers all along. It was a
big surprise — and a really neat experience."
Dr. Dale Erskine, associate professor of
biology, coordinates the Youth Scholars In-
stitute. He sees the program as a way to
help high school kids "find out what a par-
ticular field is like, while they try out the
entire college experience — staying in the
dorm, going to classes, meeting kids from
all over." The program is targeted at top-
notch students, he explains, who must be
nominated by a teacher and a guidance coun-
selor. "For us," he says, "working with
gifted students is fun. It's a real challenge.
And it's given us some great students."
According to Erskine, each year Lebanon
Valley averages about 10 first-year students
who chose the college as a result of their
experience at the Institute.
That's the way it was for Jen Hanshaw,
a senior majoring in English and minoring
in chemistry. Jen came to LVC as a Youth
Scholar the summer before her senior year
at Palmyra High School, participating in
the chemistry program. "For me, the best
part was getting to use the high-tech ma-
chines in the chemistry department, like the
Fourier Transformer Infrared Spectrom-
eter." she says. Usually "only upper-level
or grad students get to use it. But here, they
actually let high school kids use it. That
was amazing to me. And it confirmed my
decision to go to LVC."
Among the English department's offer-
ings at the Institute is a course on persua-
sive writing and speaking . It ' s a course that
Marie Bongiovanni, assistant professor of
English, has always enjoyed teaching. "We
cover everything from political speeches to
advertisements," she explains. "The idea is
to examine persuasion in places where you
might expect to find it, as well as places
where you might not." Her students have
created ads, written their own political
speeches and even visited a local advertising
agency. "It's helped the students be more
aware both as consumers and as individuals,
and to prepare for careers where they'll need
to use persuasion in a lot of ways.
"But I've learned from them, too,"
Bongiovanni points out. Last summer,
her students put together a broadcast ad
for the Institute that showed Bongiovanni
how well they'd learned the lessons she'd
been teaching, and just how special the
program really is. "The ad showed me
what they perceived about the program —
that the biggest benefit is the social inter-
action between students. It's sort of an
academic camp, and it proves that when
students want to be there, learning really
can be fun."
Lebanon Valley Education
Right now, Ben Farrel is an ordinary
1 5 -year-old, a ninth grader at Leba-
non High School. He likes to hang
around with his friends, watch movies and
play his guitar. But just wait a decade or so,
and maybe you'll see his name on the big
screen. Ben, who loves music and theater,
hopes to be a composer for films or televi-
sion. If he should ever collect an Oscar,
you can be sure that one of the first people
he'll thank will be George Hollich. his men-
tor at Lebanon Valley College.
Ben is a participant in the Lebanon Val-
ley Education Partnership, designed to en-
courage Lebanon High students from
lower-income families to go on to higher
Ben Farrel and his mentor, sophomore George Hollich, get together often to talk about
their studies, to solve problems and just to have fun.
education. "A lot of these kids are academi-
cally able, but they are unaware that they
can go to college," explains McGill. "Some-
times they'll be discouraged by their par-
ents. To families who haven't had
experience with higher education, college
can seem very mysterious." So the Partner-
ship tries to break the cycle by
"demystifying" college, and assuring stu-
dents that it's a challenge they can handle,
both academically and financially.
The Partnership begins when all sixth
graders from Lebanon Middle School visit
Annville for a grand tour of the campus.
During the course of seventh grade, the
same kids are brought back to campus for
other occasions, such as concerts or plays,
while college faculty and students are en-
couraged to visit the middle school. Then,
when the kids reach eighth grade, the dis-
trict identifies about 30 bright students from
needy families. Each pupil is matched up
with a first-year student at Lebanon Val-
ley — a mentor to help in navigating the
stormy waters of adolescence. Mentors
stay with the same students throughout
the high school years, offering guidance
and support and encouraging them to take
the college prep courses they will need.
When it comes time to apply to college,
Lebanon Valley will be on hand to help
with the application and financial aid forms,
and even to provide scholarships.
At the Valley, there was no shortage of
freshmen eager to take on the challenge of
mentoring. As a matter of fact, so many
students volunteered that each middle-
school pupil received not just one but two
or three mentors. For Ben, finding a mentor
in sophomore George Hollich is the best
thing about the program. "It feels good to
have a close friend who's just a little older
than me," explains Ben. "George seems
to understand what I'm going through,
because he's just gone through it himself
recently. Sometimes adults can be sort of
George, a 19-year-old psychology ma-
jor, agrees. "Teens need someone they can
talk to who's not condescending. They
tend to follow a college student's advice
more readily than an adult's. I think it's
because they can see themselves in you."
George and Ben make a point of getting
together often. Sometimes they'll attend a
function at the college, like a dinner or a
concert, and once they went to the Renais-
8 The Valley
sance Faire together, dressed in Elizabe-
than costumes. Most of the time they don't
do anything special. "We'll rent a couple
of movies," says Ben, "or just talk about
things we've been doing or about a new
song I've written. Basically, we just hang
out, like with a friend — except George isn't
like a friend. He is my friend."
With the first group of mentors and high
school kids already launched, Dan
McKinley, director of academic support
systems and coordinator of the Partnership
project, is busy matching up the incoming
crop of eighth graders with this year's fresh-
men. He's enthusiastic about the
Partnership's future. "It's going even bet-
ter than I ever hoped," he says. "Bright
students who might have been left by the
wayside are encouraged to study in an aca-
demic track. And the kids are learning that
Lebanon Valley is right in their own back-
yard — it's not a sacred place where you
can't come and visit or feel at home."
What would happen if you brought
together a 10-year-old, a pair of
teenagers and four teachers of
assorted ages and backgrounds, and stuck
them together for four weeks in a lab? Most
people would predict a grand experiment in
chaos. But not Dr. Allan Wolfe, professor
of biology at the Valley. He figured that by
mixing up a batch of the energy, enthusi-
asm and experience of such a diverse crew,
he'd end up with some pretty interesting
So he put together an intergenerational
biology team, made up of high school
teacher Gregory Tremper from Lebanon
Catholic, elementary school teacher Patricia
Chadwick from Annville-Cleona, LVC stu-
Dr. Richard Cornelius has taken his "It's a
Gas!" chemistry demonstration to many
schools in Central Pennsylvania.
dent Tony Nguyen, high school student
Tatjana Cuic from Middletown High (and
now an LVC freshman) and elementary
student Justin Gracely from Cornwall-Leba-
non. Together, they did some original re-
search on the digestive system of the brine
shrimp, and disproved — at the same time —
the existence of the xgeneration gap.
"We mixed everyone around," Wolfe
explains. "Each member took turns doing
everything in the experiment, and everyone
worked as equals. It was the neatest thing —
students got to see teachers as learners, and
even the elementary school kid was able to
criticize the college professor. Everyone
tried to solve problems together."
Wolfe is a nationally recognized expert
on Anemia — the brine shrimp that's found
around the world in coastal areas. Though
he's spent 25 years studying the organism
that's about 3/4 of an inch long, there is
very little known about the secretory and
digestive activities of the cells that line its
alimentary canal. So Wolfe guided his
team as they learned basic scientific prin-
ciples and microscope techniques, and
helped them fill in some blanks in the sci-
entific literature. Together, the researchers
studied and described the junctions
between the Anemia's esophagus, ceca and
intestine, and the junction between the
intestine and rectum.
The team's first discovery was the value
of working together. Says Tony Nguyen,
"Having such a diverse group provided a
wealth of information. It was a whole dif-
ferent approach to science. We abandoned
High school student Tatjana Cuic and 10-
year-old Justin Gracely learned about
brine shrimp together.
the idea of 'you're the teacher and I'm the
student.' Working together as equals, I
found that science is more than applying
equations and using advanced techniques.
It's sharing information and ideas. We
developed an understanding of and respect
for each other."
For Justin Gracely, the youngest mem-
ber of the team, the experience was "a little
weird at first. I thought they would come
up with all the ideas, but I thought of a lot of
things myself. I saw stuff on the slides that
no one else noticed. At first I was nervous,
but I became more confident as we went
along. It was really fun after a while."
Each member of the team took part in
all aspects of the project, from preparing
solutions and maintaining cultures to lead-
ing discussions and interpreting the results.
The culminating activity was group partici-
pation in writing a research paper that will
be submitted for publication to the Penn-
sylvania Academy of Science. In the course
of all these activities, the participants dis-
covered that scientific research is a tough
job. "Nobody realized that it was such hard
work," Wolfe says. "They found out that if
you mess up the experiment on day three,
you've lost two days of work. So they
learned very quickly how important it is to
Spending a summer month with a brine
shrimp may not be everybody's idea of a
vacation, but for Nguyen, a sophomore bi-
ology and Spanish major, it was really ex-
citing. "It was different from a normal
experiment where you run through a recipe
and report the results. In this project, we all
came together with different points of views,
from different walks of life. We all just
wanted to work together and do a good job."
When the student can't go to the
college, the college — Lebanon
Valley, that is — goes to the stu-
dent. Consider the case of Damian Ambro-
sia, age 8. His prior commitment to second
grade — and his lack of a driver's license —
kept him in his classroom at Our Lady of
the Valley Elementary School in Lebanon.
But, as it turned out, if you were a kid
who wanted to learn Spanish, that was the
place to be.
"Every Friday," Damian explains, "Dr.
Iglesias would come to our class and teach
us Spanish stuff. We learned Spanish
dances, and the names of animals, and how
to count to 10. It was a lot of fun."
Damian and his classmates weren't the
only ones having a good time. Dr. Diane
Iglesias, chair of the foreign language de-
partment, started the pilot program to de-
velop foreign language teaching methods
for elementary students. For her, the expe-
rience was "absolutely fascinating. It's a
program of cultural and linguistic immer-
sion — we sing songs, play games, encour-
age the children to act physically. We found
that even kids who are not excelling in
English do beautifully. When they speak a
second graders; this year, however, Iglesias
plans to expand it to both first and third
grades. "My methodology students thought
the classes were phenomenal," she says,
"but they wanted to do it with first graders,
too. They wondered what would happen if
we exposed younger children to two lan-
guages at the same time."
Mary Hummel, second grade teacher at
Our Lady of the Valley, says the program
was a big hit with her students. "I got to see
some real light bulbs go on," she says,
"watching the kids learning something
brand-new. Every now and then, the chil-
dren would spontaneously use Spanish
words, and whenever it was somebody's
birthday, somehow we'd always sing
'Happy Birthday' in Spanish. Diane is
such a dynamic teacher — it was an exciting
experience for all of us."
■ _ ^
Dr. Diane Iglesias makes Spanish fun.
different language, they're assuming a
whole new personality."
Also participating in the program are
students from Iglesias's foreign language
methodology class, who observe the les-
sons and occasionally give a supplemental
lesson of their own. Todd Stoltz, a senior
Spanish major, was intrigued by his experi-
ence with the class. "I wondered what
kinds of results you'd get teaching kids a
new language just as they're getting fairly
comfortable in their own language," he
asked. He discovered that the results are
pretty amazing. "I think it's easier to learn
a foreign language when you're younger.
If you don't learn to make certain sounds as
a child, you never make them exactly right
as an adult — you can only approximate.
And it was great for me. I really relate to
Last year, the program was limited to
Every year on the last weekend of
March, communities from all over
central Pennsylvania have been re-
porting a brain drain. That's because the
brightest teens from about 70 area high
schools are all in Annville, participating in
Lebanon Valley's annual Quiz Bowl.
Started in 1980 by the late Robert Clay,
professor of sociology, the bowl is a fun
way for kids to test their range of general
knowledge and compete for the coveted
The Quiz Bowl has always been a big
success, observes Dr. John Kearney, profes-
sor of English and former editor of the more
than 700 questions asked during the day of
competition. "For the high school kids, it's a
way to have fun in an academic context," he
explains. "Usually in high school, fun is
associated with sports, so a day like this shows
them that learning can be enjoyable, too."
Enjoyable though it may be, putting the
event together is a gargantuan task. Prepa-
ration begins in earnest around Thanksgiv-
ing, when faculty and staff throughout the
college are asked to submit questions — and
answers — related to their fields of exper-
tise, as well as to topics that include sports,
popular music, automotive technology and
even cooking. "Each question goes through
multiple readings," Kearney explains.
"From all the questions we get, we pick out
about 60 in each field, edit and sort them,
and double -check them for accuracy."
Kearney insists that the Quiz Bowl isn't
a Trivial Pursuit extravaganza. "It's similar
to Trivial Pursuit," he says, "but we like to
think of it as 'Important Pursuit.' We want
to come up with challenging questions, but
we don't want to trip the kids up with stu-
pid little footnotes and clutter knowledge —
good students ought to be encouraged to
clear clutter out of their heads."
Bernard Bell, a history teacher at
Annville-Cleona High School and coach of
the school's Quiz Bowl team, says the event
is a positive one for the kids who take part
in it. "It's a fun type of learning activity,"
he says. "We practice for months before
the bowl, with teachers from all the disci-
plines quizzing the kids on their areas of
expertise. And it's a great experience for
the students. They have to learn to be asser-
tive and hit that buzzer before the other
team. I've seen some of them grow in self-
esteem and self-confidence." Sometimes,
he admits, participating in the Quiz Bowl
can also offer a lesson in humility. "In their
own little realm, the kids become fairly
complacent," says Bell. "They're used to
being the brightest students — until they get
to the Quiz Bowl and come across a walk-
Andy Shiner was a member of the 1992
Annville-Cleona Quiz Bowl team. For him,
the day was "a lot of fun. You had to be
really aggressive. You couldn't be afraid
to move fast and hit the buzzer. The com-
petition and the feeling of urgency made it
Some of the questions, according to
Kearney, generate some unexpected excite-
ment. "One year, a question on popular
music asked for the name of the Beatles'
drummer," he recalls. "But when a student
responded Ringo Starr, the judge declared
the answer incorrect. Of course, there was a
general outcry in the audience. It turned
out we had the wrong answer on the card,
and everyone knew it except the people in
The Quiz Bowl is more than just a fun
day for the students and faculty who take
part in it. It's also a chance for high school
kids to take a look at Lebanon Valley. "It's
a wonderful opportunity for the college,"
says Karen Best, college registrar and coor-
dinator of the upcoming Quiz Bowl. "We
have nearly 800 high school kids on cam-
pus, seeing our facilities, meeting our ad-
missions people, eating in the dining hall
and talking with our faculty. It's a great way
for us to get exposure, and to spread the
name of the college in a way that we like."
Nancy Fitzgerald is an Annville-based
freelance writer who contributes to national
education and consumer publications.
10 The Valley
"A new era calls for a differ-
ent approach to integrating
religion into the lives of
students," says Rev. Darrell
Woomer, the new chaplain.
By Dennis Larison
How does a chaplain reach out
and stimulate the religious
life of an entire college? The
Rev. D. Darrell Woomer
doesn't profess to know the
answer yet, but that's basically the task he's
assigned himself as Lebanon Valley's new
A century ago, it would have been a
foregone conclusion that every graduate
would emerge from Lebanon Valley Col-
lege imprinted with the stamp of religion.
That was one of the reasons the United
Brethren in Christ, one of the forerunners
of the United Methodist Church, founded
"One hundred and twenty-seven years
ago, the church pretty much was the soci-
ety," Woomer says, hearkening back to the
college's first year. "In a lot of small towns,
the educated person was the minister, and
the church was the center of the
community's social life."
The college — like society as a whole —
has changed greatly since those early years,
and the religious life on campus has changed
right along with everything else.
Lebanon Valley is now first and fore-
most a liberal arts college, Woomer says.
Its primary mission is to train young men
and women for service to the community
and the world.
Chaplain Darrell Woomer with sophomore Andy Murphy near the chapel rose garden.
Woomer spends many hours talking with individual students about the issues — religious or
secular — that concern them.
"It is affiliated with the United Methodist
Church," he explains, "but I do not see it as a
quote-unquote 'Christian college' whose pur-
pose is to train Christians in their faith.
"The spiritual life, the religious life, must
be a vital part of that liberal arts education,"
Woomer elaborates, "but it does not mean
that we put our stamp, United Methodism
or Christendom, on all of it."
In fact, Methodists now make up only a
small portion of the student body, which
includes people from a wide variety of reli-
gious backgrounds, with Roman Catholics
constituting the largest single religious group.
This diversity, Woomer says, offers
"I feel very strongly that a person's faith
is lived out in the world, in the commu-
nity," he explains. "Lebanon Valley Col-
lege, by its liberal arts education, by its
accepting persons of all backgrounds and
traditions, gives you that community in min-
"Very few of us are going to be living
our lives closed in with a small group of
people who all believe the same way. We're
going to live our lives with people who
believe all sorts of things. I would much
sooner have these young people struggling
with their faith questions within this diver-
sity," Woomer says. "It's going to make
them much stronger in their faith than to be
in a community where everyone thinks the
Yet, for a chaplain like Woomer — whose
role in the college administration goes
beyond that of a campus minister at a non-
church -affiliated school — this diversity pre-
sents a challenge.
Given the fact that a large majority of
students will never become involved with
any of the formal religious activities on
campus, how does a chaplain reach out and
stimulate their spiritual growth?
The solution, Woomer suggests, may
lie in the fact that spiritual questioning and
faith development are not confined to the
chapel or organized religious groups. They
take place in every corner of the campus.
"I think a lot of students are question-
ing," he explains, "and a lot of the things
they're asking are faith questions — 'What
am I doing with my life? Where am I go-
ing? What is my call?'"
One of the roles of the chaplain, Woomer
says, is to help students see that questioning
as spiritual. "Religious questioning goes on
in the classrooms. It goes on in the dormito-
ries. It goes on in the dining halls, in the
student center. I would say even those stu-
dents on campus who are atheists have spent
evenings in dorm rooms in theological dis-
cussions with other students.
"All of this," he says, "is a part of our
spiritual quest. The role of the chaplain is to
encourage these encounters throughout all
the activities that are happening."
Student religious groups can also play a
part in this. "I think the religious groups
have to provide an atmosphere in which
Coming to Lebanon Valley this past
summer as the college's new chaplain
marked a significant development in Rev.
D. Darrell Woomer's career as a United
Although Woomer has taught music and
religion at three different colleges and spent
20 years in the pastoral ministry, including
the past five years as pastor of First United
Methodist Church located on the campus of
Oberlin College, this is his first job as a
This fall, in addition to settling in as
chaplain, Woomer co-taught an honors
course on human existence and transcen-
dence. He concentrated on the religious
aspects of the subject while Professor War-
ren Thompson, his co-instructor, focused
on the philosophical.
Woomer is also working with two stu-
dents who are doing independent studies in
New Testament Greek. "My college back-
ground and seminary background have been
very strong in languages, especially Greek
and Hebrew," he explains.
His other major area of concentration
has been music. It is this diversity of back-
ground that probably landed him the job as
college chaplain, Woomer says.
A native of Portage, Pennsylvania, a
small coal-mining town near Johnstown,
and the son of a United Brethren minister
who went on to become a district superin-
tendent, Woomer prepared for the ministry
by studying classics and music at Juniata
College and then going to United Theologi-
cal Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, and then to
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
In addition to earning both a master of
divinity degree and master of theology in
Old Testament while at Pittsburgh Theo-
logical, Woomer resumed his studies in
1984 at Duquesne University to earn an-
other master's degree in spiritual formation
and to work on a Ph.D. in the same subject.
He is currently writing his dissertation.
While still in his early years in semi-
nary, Woomer served as part-time organist
and choir director for churches in both Day-
ton and Pittsburgh, and his first two full-
time pastoral assignments were as minister
of music for large churches in Pittsburgh
and Cleveland. He has continued to study
music at the graduate level and has taught
workshops on church music and organ, pub-
lished articles on hymns and collaborated
in writing two books — A Scriptural Index
of the United Methodist Hymnal with Edith
Banse and A Collection of 19th Century
American Organ Music with Janice Beck.
He has also taught classes in worship at
Baldwin- Wallace College in Berea, Ohio;
in American music at Cuyahoga Commu-
nity College in Cleveland; and in scripture
and formation at Duquesne.
Accompanying Woomer in his move to
the Lebanon Valley were his wife, Audrey,
who is working as a registered nurse at the
Good Samaritan Hospital; their son, David,
2 1 ; and daughter, Laura, 6. They have made
their home in Palmyra.
they can share with their peers these same
struggles, these same questions," he says.
Woomer also cautions that some changes
may be needed if the student religious
groups really want to do a better job of
reaching other students.
To support this view, he refers to a
recent study done as part of the college's
reaccreditation. That study pointed out that
many students view the religious organiza-
tions on campus as being closed groups,
almost as cliques.
"This is a major thing we have to face
and discuss in the next couple of years,"
Woomer says. "How can we make these
groups more open to the students? How do
you make them more accepting?
"Or, on the other side," he adds, "how
do you make the non-traditional religious
students more accepting of them? That's
the major challenge."
Another way that Woomer hopes to
encourage spiritual growth is by
simply making himself available for
one-on-one talks with students. This is not
something you can program for, he says.
You just have to be there, be available and
be open to the students when the need arises.
"One of the major roles of the chap-
lain," Woomer explains, "has to be coun-
seling, counseling not in the sense of giving
the answers to these questions, but counsel-
ing in the sense of being the spiritual friend
who is willing to share with that person in
The journey is an exploration of self, of
going deeper within ourselves in our search
for God. "I think our whole life is a search
to find out who we truly are," Woomer
explains. "When we find that out, we will
discover that our will has become God's
will for us."
A good example of that kind of thinking,
Woomer adds, can be found in Stephen
Hawking's best-selling book. A Brief His-
tory of Time, which identifies the ultimate
questions of the universe as "Why is it here?"
and "What's the meaning behind it?"
Hawking believes he and other scien-
tists have to answer those questions so that
everyone can understand the answers,
Woomer says, even the person on the street.
And when they do answer those questions,
they will then know the mind of God.
"That's the same," he adds, "as asking
questions about our own little world. That's
our struggle — to find our mission in life
and to find out what life is about."
Dennis Larison is the religion editor of
The Lebanon Daily News.
12 The Valley
Assistant dean named
David Newell has become assistant dean
of student services. He earned a bachelor's
degree in business administration from
Heidelberg College and a master's in col-
lege student personnel from Bowling Green
State University. He was previously em-
ployed with Southwestern University in
New alumni director
Diane Wenger ('92), former executive as-
sistant to the president, has been named
director of alumni programs. She earned a
bachelor's degree in English/communica-
tions from Lebanon Valley, and is working
toward a master's degree in American stud-
ies from Perm State University.
Denise Smith has been appointed assistant
to President John A. Synodinos. She was
previously secretary in the Humanities
Annual giving post
Shanna Gemmill has joined the Advance-
ment Office as assistant director of annual
giving. She is a May graduate of Bucknell
University, where she earned a bachelor's
degree in business administration.
M.B.A. director appointed
Mark Mentzer has joined the college as
director of the Master of Business Adminis-
tration program. He will be responsible for
staffing, coordinating and marketing the pro-
gram, and will also teach several courses.
Mentzer was formerly a product line man-
ager for Burle Industries, Inc. in Lancaster.
He earned a bachelor's degree in physics
and music from Franklin & Marshall Col-
lege, a master's degree in business (financial
management) from Johns Hopkins Univer-
sity and a doctorate in electrical engineering
from the University of Delaware.
Andrea Bromberg has been named aca-
demic adviser for the M.B.A. program.
Winter 1993 13
Bromberg was formerly a marketing con-
sultant for Oil CHANGExpress in Camp Hill.
She earned a bachelor's degree in communi-
cations from American University in Wash-
ington, D.C., and an M.B.A. from the
University of Montana.
Kathy Williams has been named part-time
counselor for undergraduate students. She
earned a bachelor's degree in psychology
from Albion College in Michigan, and a
master's degree in counseling and person-
nel from Western Michigan University in
Kalamazoo. She was director of student
affairs at Central Penn Business School.
Ordelia Jennings is serving a one-year
term as assistant professor of accounting.
She earned a bachelor's degree in interna-
tional studies from Washington College and
an M.B.A. in accounting from Rutgers Uni-
versity. She was previously a tax accoun-
tant for Boyer & Ritter, CPAs.
Adjunct in English
Walter Labonte has joined the English
faculty as an adjunct professor. He earned
a master's degree in English from North-
eastern University. He is teaching English
Educated in Madrid
Andres Zamora has been named assistant
professor of Spanish. He earned a bachelor's
degree from the Universidad Complutense
de Madrid, and master's degrees from Au-
burn University and the University of South-
Chemistry for a year
Dr. Thomas Hagan is serving a one-year
term as assistant professor of chemistry
while Dr. Richard Cornelius is on sabbati-
cal at the University of Wisconsin.
Hagan was an assistant professor of bio-
chemistry at Elizabethtown College and a
post-doctoral scholar at the Milton Hershey
Medical Center. He earned a bachelor's
degree in chemistry from Villanova Uni-
versity and a doctorate in inorganic chem-
istry from the University of Delaware.
Joseph Clapper has joined the education
faculty as an assistant professor. He was
formerly an instructor and student teaching
supervisor at Penn State University. Clap-
per earned a bachelor's degree in elemen-
tary education and a master's degree in edu-
cation administration from Shippensburg
University, as well as a doctorate in curricu-
lum and instruction from Penn State.
T. Russell Embich, Jr. has been appointed
systems and networks manager for the col-
lege. Embich earned an associate degree
from Valley Forge Military Junior College
and a bachelor's degree in business infor-
mation systems from Messiah College.
Keeta Cole ('70) has become assistant to
the director of administrative computing.
Cole earned a bachelor's degree in biology
from Lebanon Valley and a master's in
earth-space science from West Chester Uni-
versity. She had been a computer labora-
tory aid at Ephrata High School and a
Change in adjunct chaplains
Monsignor Thomas Smith, former adjunct
chaplain at Lebanon Valley and pastor of
St. Paul's Catholic Church in Annville, has
moved to Lancaster, where he was appointed
pastor of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
Monsignor Smith, who spent over 19 years
in Annville, served the community as chap-
lain at Fort Indiantown Gap and Indiantown
Gap National Cemetery, as board chair for
Lebanon Catholic Junior-Senior High
School, and as a board member for Our
Lady of the Valley School, theYMCA and
God's Healing Hands Ministry.
Replacing Smith is the Rev. Robert
Peregrin, a graduate of Penn State and
former associate pastor at Good Shepherd
Catholic Church in Camp Hill. Watch for
additional information in the next Valley.
Elected to AAUP board
Dr. Jeanne Hey, assistant professor of eco-
nomics, has been elected to the board of the
American Association of University Professors.
Dr. Eugene Brown, professor of political
science, was selected for inclusion in an
edition of Access Asia: A Guide to Special-
ists and Current Research, published by
The National Bureau of Asian Research.
Over the summer, he spent three weeks in
Japan, where he continued his research on
foreign policy. He interviewed senior offi-
cials in Japan's foreign ministry and defense
establishment, as well as journalists, academ-
ics and think-tank experts.
Dr. Mark Mecham, chair and associate
professor of music, was the guest conduc-
tor for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in
August. He led the choir in three selections
during the weekly program, "Music and the
Spoken Word," which is broadcast nation-
wide on NBC Television and Radio.
In October, Mecham arranged for Dr.
Jerome Ottley, director of the Tabernacle
Choir, to be featured speaker at the college's
40th annual Organ-Choral Lecturship.
Featured in Russia
Thomas Lanese, associate professor emeri-
tus of music, had the prologue to his recent
opera, "Evangeline," performed as one of
the featured numbers in a concert given in
October in St. Petersburg. The multina-
tional chorus was composed of 80 Rus-
sians, 60 Japanese and 22 Americans.
Heads new organization
Paul Brubaker, director of planned giving,
was appointed to a two-year term as presi-
dent of the newly organized Susquehanna
Valley Planned Giving Council. The coun-
cil is composed of planned giving profes-
sionals and is affiliated with the National
Committee on Planned Giving.
Dave Evans, director of career planning
and placement, was re-elected treasurer of
the Pennsylvania College Career Services
Association at its state conference in June.
Coach in the news
Kathy Tierney, assistant athletics director
and head coach of field hockey, was featured
in the August 21 issue of USA TODAY in its
"Voices from Across the USA" column.
The college was saddened by the death in
September of Trustee Emeritus Curvin N.
Dellinger ( '38). In other changes on the board,
Trustee James J. Davison resigned and Eu-
gene Geesey ('56) was chosen to replace him.
Joins Advisory Council
Betty Criswell Hungerford ('54), formerly
president of the Alumni Association, has
been appointed a member of the President's
Advisory Council. She will serve as secre-
tary of the group.
14 The Valley
Akimi Atsumi (whose daughter, Yukako, is an LVC sophomore) and host Kiyofumi Sakaguchi ('67) were among those who met at a dinner
in Tokyo to organize the college's first overseas alumni club.
On a recent visit to China, Associate Dean
Arthur Ford made final arrangements for a
faculty exchange program with Nanjing
University and established ties with the
Guangzhou Foreign Languages Institute.
A professor from Nanjing will teach at
Lebanon Valley during the 1993-94 aca-
demic year, and a member of the college's
faculty will teach in China. Several Leba-
non Valley faculty members will also travel
to Guangzhou within the next two years,
where they will help the institute set up an
American Studies program.
Alumni club in Japan
This past November, the college established
its first overseas alumni club, when seven
Japanese alumni and spouses, along with
Associate Dean Arthur Ford and College
Relations Director Judy Pehrson, attended
a dinner at the Tokyo Prince Hotel.
Hosting the dinner was Kiyofumi
Sakaguchi ('67). Attending were Masami
Tabe ('54), Kenjiro Ikeda ('48) and Setsuko
Dceda, Minako A. Kida ('58), Bob Schalkoff
( '88) and Akimi Atsumi, mother of Yukako
Atsumi, who is a sophomore at LVC.
The group plans to meet yearly, and to
include the five other Lebanon Valley gradu-
ates living in Japan. Look for a story on the
dinner and the college's Japanese gradu-
ates in the Spring issue of The Valley.
Middle States review
The visiting team of the Regional Associa-
tion of Middle States gave the college high
marks during its October review visit to the
campus. In both oral and written statements,
the team called Lebanon Valley "an excit-
ing and vibrant institution" and "a college
with momentum." They noted that "the col-
lege is well on its way toward its goal of
being a first-rate college in its region."
The association accredits all institutions
of higher education as well as secondary
schools. The group's main objective is to
encourage schools to take a close, intensive
look at their strengths and weaknesses, and
the steps they are taking to achieve future
goals. Every aspect of a school is exam-
ined, from its economic health to its cur-
riculum and student life.
In August, Lebanon Valley published
its "Institutional Self-Study for
Reaccreditation," a comprehensive report
on each aspect of college life. Some 100
faculty members, administrators, trustees
and students worked together to compile
the 106-page report. Both the self-study
and the Middle States report are available
in the college library.
Lebanon Valley now ranks in the top three
small colleges (under 1,000 enrollment) in
the number of graduates who go on to earn
a Ph.D. in life science, math or physical
science. The college is number two in pro-
ducing future biology Ph.D.s.
The college's comprehensive campaign,
called Toward 2001: Shaping the Future,
President John Synodinos (left) congratulates Drs. Edna ('59) and Clark Carmean for
their 60 years of service to the college at the Vickroy Society Dinner in their honor.
now in its advance gifts phase, has passed
the $7 million mark. In November 1991,
the Board of Trustees approved a working
goal of $2 1 million and authorized the col-
lege to begin quiet discussions with trust-
ees and major donors.
Calling all donors
Student callers in this year's phonathon
effort raised $8 1 ,476 during the fall semes-
ter — exceeding their goal of $75,000.
Alumni participation in the fund drive was
up 50 percent this year over last, and 5 1 1
new pledges were added. The students will
be back on the phones during the spring
term, hoping to reach this year's overall
goal of $150,000.
Drs. Clark and Edna ('59) Carmean were
honored for their 60 years of service to the
college at the Thomas Rhys Vickroy Soci-
ety dinner, held October 23 at the Hotel
George ("Rinso") Marquette ('48) pre-
sided over a special salute to the couple,
and class representatives from each of the
decades of the Carmeans' tenure at Leba-
non Valley spoke of their accomplishments.
Participating in the salute were Daniel
Shearer ('38), Anthony Neidig ('43), Linda
Heefner Heindel ( '59), George Hollich, Jr.
('65), Judith Fonken Grem ('72) and Gre-
gory Stanson ('63).
Artists-in-residence Linda and Conrad
Bishop, of the Independent Eye Theatre in
Lancaster, offered a dramatic reading of
"Love Songs," a poem about the Carmeans
from Porches, Volume 2, a book of poetry
written by English Professor Phil Billings.
AIDS quilt exhibit
Hundreds of quilt panels commemorating
the individual men, women and children
who have died of AIDS will be on display
on campus during the weekend of April 16-
1 8. The national AIDS Memorial Quilt Dis-
play is being brought to campus by the
college in conjunction with the Lebanon
chapter of the American Red Cross and
other community groups.
Lebanon Valley Chaplain Darrell
Woomer will coordinate logistics for the
display on campus, and Judy Pehrson, direc-
tor of college relations, will be in charge of
media and public relations. Jennifer Dawson,
college student activities coordinator, will
help coordinate volunteers. Heading the
fundraising effort will be Karen Gluntz ('82),
former director of advancement for Leba-
non Valley and president and CEO of the
Central Pennsylvania Easter Seals Society.
Writing Fellows grant
Noted author Lorrie Moore will be in resi-
dence on campus from February 7-27 and
April 1 8-24, under the auspices of the Lila
Wallace-Reader's Digest Writing Fellows
program. She will also visit Albright Col-
lege, which is participating in the program
as well. Moore, a novelist and short story
writer, is associate professor of English at
the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Going for the gold
The College Relations office received three
awards from the International Association
of Business Communicators (IABC) at their
annual Capital Awards Banquet in Novem-
ber. The college's 1991-92 annual report
received a gold award, and The Valley maga-
zine received a silver. John D. Deamer, Jr.,
director of sports information and sports
development, was awarded a bronze for
sports newswriting and press releases.
Some 300 high school students from
throughout Central Pennsylvania attended
Management Career Day at the college in
November. Pennsylvania State Rep. Ed-
ward Krebs, who is on leave from his posi-
tion as assistant professor of economics at
Lebanon Valley, was the keynote speaker.
The day also featured a variety of seminars
by faculty and local business leaders.
Internships in France
Dr. Joelle Stopkie, assistant professor of
French, traveled to France to meet with top
executives of Elf-Aquitaine, a French mul-
tinational firm, to discuss the college's lan-
guage internship program with the company.
She met with two students enrolled in the
program — Lance Dieter, who studied in
Paris, and Matthew Wood, who studied in
16 The Valley
A symposium on immigration
sparked controversy, as
students and visiting experts
pondered whether the
country's doors should remain
open or be slammed shut.
The 500th anniversary of
Christopher Columbus's dis-
covery of the New World has
come and gone. But the many-
faceted subject of immigration
that he launched is very much alive on
campus — due mainly to two spirited eve-
nings in October when several hundred stu-
dents put some experts on the hot seat.
By the end of the second evening, a
single agreement had been reached: that it
is impossible to imagine what America
would be like if no immigrants had fol-
lowed the Great Navigator. But another
issue addressed during the symposia — what
this country's future immigration policy
should be— did not elicit the same clear
consensus. The opinions were varied and
A beaming assistant professor in the
English department is still taking bows for
his foresight in planning the program. Cast-
ing around for a way to pay tribute to the
events of 1492, Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson
had decided to chance offering what he felt
sure would be controversial colloquia. He
was right. The Miller Chapel lectures were
packed both evenings, and moderator War-
ren Thompson, associate philosophy pro-
fessor, was hard put to handle the traffic at
The colloquia began with a lecture by
Dr. Roger Daniels — University of Cincin-
nati professor, author, newsman, former
merchant marine, Korean War veteran, and
consultant on ethnicity and immigration —
who traced the history of immigration in
The next night, a panel with widely
divergent viewpoints held forth. The panel-
• Larry Weinig, assistant commissioner for
adjudication of the U.S. Immigration and
Naturalization Service (INS) in Washing-
• David Ray, public relations director of the
Federation of Immigration Reform (FAIR)
in Washington, which favors tightening im-
• Norman Lourie, of Harrisburg, a member
of The Forum, a national lobbying group
that favors liberalizing immigration; and
• Maritza Luna, a Lebanon Valley student
Dr. Daniels pulled no punches with his
opening statement: that it is no longer ap-
propriate to regard Europeans as first on the
scene. "America was here, in place, long
before the immigrants came. And don't be
surprised at the inclusion of John Smith and
Priscilla Alden and Miles Standish in the
ranks of immigrants, never mind the May-
flower and the Pilgrims. An immigrant is a
person who changes his habitual place of
residence by moving from one place to
another. It doesn't mean they don't cherish
their native land. But all who came here
were — and are — immigrants."
All immigration to the United States
essentially was a single process, Daniels
explained, whether the individuals were free
persons, indentured servants, convicts or
conscripted soldiers. The process involves
changing one's homeland and moving from
one culture to another, and any group that
came in large numbers was Americanized
in its special way. In turn, that group con-
tributed something to America.
Until 1882, there was no such thing as
immigration policy. "If you could get here,
you could get in," noted Daniels. In that
year. Congress passed its first exclusion
law, singling out the Chinese. Additional
restrictions were imposed between 1882
and 1924, followed by an era of the sever-
est restrictions until 1943. Between that
wartime year and 1 965 , the rules were eased.
Then they were returned to the stricter lev-
els that remain.
From the nation's beginning, those
who were already in the country cast
a chary eye on those who wanted to
come, Daniels said. Calling it a "dark side
of young America," he told of the fear that
some other nationality might pour in and
swamp the English-speaking people who
had fought and won the Revolutionary
War. One of the earliest opponents of
immigration was a giant of the new nation,
Benjamin Franklin. He was afraid that
English would lose its place as the accepted
language, and that citizens would have to
"This was in the 1 750s, when Pennsyl-
vania was almost one-third German," the
scholar explained to an audience in a region
much impacted by the sturdy traditions those
Germans brought with them.
A century after Ben Franklin's conster-
nation about Germans, the arrival of waves
of poor Irish driven out by famine caused a
resurgence of nativist activity, leading the
Supreme Court to nullify as unconstitu-
tional newly imposed state laws that re-
stricted the civil and property rights of
Immigration has always had its ups and
downs, depending on the political realities
and the foreign policy needs of the time.
The "golden" door praised in Emma
Lazarus's poem inscribed on the Statue of
Liberty began to open again during World
War II, when President Franklin D.
Roosevelt persuaded Congress to repeal the
Chinese exclusion, giving them a tiny quota.
This paved the way for a wider opening in
American immigration policy.
"The United States should not claim
leadership of the free world if American
policy barred people from the free world,"
Daniels explained. Piecemeal policy fol-
lowed, opening the gates to Filipinos, na-
tives of India and large numbers of displaced
Europeans well into the 1950s.
The United States established quotas,
then threw them out in 1965 and made an
about-face in policy. In recent years, Asians
and Latin Americans have taken precedence
over Europeans, leading to today's
multicultural mix that most Americans say
Daniels punctured the biggest immigra-
tion myth: that most people came seeking
religious freedom. "The biggest volume
came because they thought, rightly or
wrongly, that they and their kids would
have a better life. Many came with miscon-
He recounted the story about the Italians
who emigrated to America because they
believed its streets were paved with gold.
They found they weren't paved at all, then
were told they were the ones who were
going to pave them.
Having had overnight to digest Daniels's
intriguing presentation, much the same au-
dience returned to Miller Chapel the next
evening to get in their own licks during the
second half of the double-header. The pan-
elists gave as good as they got in the two
hours that embraced support, enthusiasm,
anger, humor, hostility and good nature.
INS Assistant Commissioner Weinig
frankly pointed out that the federal govern-
ment has no immigration policy. "In fact,
the laws get more complicated because we
don't know where we want to go. Congress
is schizophrenic, legislation is driven by
special interests and we are working under
archaic rules," he said.
For example, in 1990, Congress passed
a law that was meant to bring policy up to
date, the first major overhaul since 1952. It
didn't even answer the changes that have
come about since airplanes replaced ships
as a means of immigration, said Weinig.
The law is "a hodgepodge of little pieces,
introduced by all kinds of special interests
including Price Waterhouse and the big eight
accounting firms, the motion picture indus-
try, Disney, CitiBank, the U.S. military,
labor unions, a Filipino nurses group, even
our own judiciary. Each one wants some-
thing, and we have to try to keep score.
"The INS is just there to administer what
Congress gives us. We have no position,"
Weinig said. "If Congress sets the number,
we'll administer it as well as we can."
The audience found it easy to empathize
with David Ray of FAIR, which wants to
put an annual cap of 300,000 on legal im-
migrants (a big drop from the current an-
nual level of 700,000). Ray said limiting
immigration is in the best interests of the
United States, economically and ecologi-
cally. The multimillions of Americans clus-
tered along both coasts "already are doing
disproportionate damage to the infrastruc-
ture," he warned.
"We must ask ourselves how many new
people do we take, how do we select them
and how do we enforce the laws? It is in
the best interests of the country to stabilize
as we anticipate doubling the population in
the next 100 years."
Ray decried the fact that nowhere is
there a U.S. immigration policy. He pointed
out that this year, more work permits will
be issued to immigrants than there are jobs
to be created in the economy. "Will they
compete for your jobs? You'd better be-
lieve it," he warned.
Education is another problem worrying
FAIR. "We have trouble educating our
population now. In inner-city Los Angeles,
they are teaching in 57 different languages.
And meanwhile, Johnny can't read. Think
of how teaching a class in Urdu is diluting
the taxpayers' school dollars.
"In 1990, while we were reeling into
recession," he continued, "we had a 40 per-
cent increase in immigration."
18 The Valley
Every debate has two sides, and
Norman Lourie was there to be the
opposition. Representing The Fo-
rum, a group that favors lowering immigra-
tion barriers, Lourie left little doubt that his
heart is with all those who believe America
is still the land of the free (if not the home
of the brave).
Clicking off the reasons why people from
all over the world want to come here — to
flee from oppression, to escape the terror of
lawlessness or civil war, to join loved ones,
to give their children the opportunity for
better lives than they had had, to breathe
freedom — he declared his support even for
illegal aliens, those who "jump over the
border. We should welcome all newcom-
ers," he insisted.
Ray, the FAIR spokesman, quickly coun-
tered Lourie by citing statistics that showed
the impossibility of this country's bringing
in everyone who wants to come. Number
one, he said, is the prediction that world
population will double in 20 to 30 years.
This will bring the number of people to 10
billion instead of today's 5 billion. He be-
lieves it is not possible to accommodate all
the world's poor here; instead, the problem
must be solved overseas.
"We have a sovereign right to control
our borders," he reminded the audience. "If
we bring in six million Haitians tomorrow,
what do we say to Bangladesh, with 90
Ray's group, FAIR, has suggested insti-
tuting a $2 border crossing fee to be paid by
U.S. citizens going to Mexico or other adja-
cent locations. This would generate $600
million a year and pay for guarding the
borders, thus removing a big taxpayer bur-
den without imposing a hardship on tour-
ists, he believes. Weinig disagreed with
Ray that a user exit fee would be practical.
Turning to another immigration stum-
bling block inherent in the image of America
as the land of opportunity, a student raised
the issue of newcomers who will work for
minimum wages, thus taking jobs from U.S.
"Look at Appalachia, the Mississippi
Delta, our coastal inner cities," Ray
responded. "Vast pockets of poverty, with
zero opportunity, and they are already over-
crowded. If we can bring in a cheap laborer
from Pakistan, we are still stuck with the
unemployed guy in inner-city Washington,
and now there are two on welfare. What
would that do to taxes?" Lourie suggested
that newcomers be encouraged to "migrate
to the wide open spaces of Montana and
An articulate young man drew cheers
from the audience when he pointed out that
it is still necessary to strengthen America
before we invite more immigrants. He wants
Americans to educate themselves first so
that they can better instruct newcomers.
"It is not a question of morals, but of
physics," another student declared. "It's not
whether we want or would love a lot of
diversity. We would. But there is just not
enough farmland, not enough food, not
enough jobs to feed and take care of those
already here. We do not have the resources
This triggered Ray to look back across
the centuries and note the changes in the
New World over the past 500 years. "When
Columbus came, he found an empty conti-
nent. Even in the 19th century, someone
could have arrived on a boat and had farm-
land in Indiana the next week. Now the
land is full.
"Australia is full, and is shutting down
immigration. Japan is taking no immigrants.
Most of Europe no longer opens doors. In
Germany only proven politically persecuted
refugees are accepted," he continued. "We
are about the only ones still not aware of
the situation. Everyone else seems to have
gotten the idea," added the FAIR represen-
In concluding his opening night presen-
tation, Daniels made a statement that seemed
to sum up all sides of the colloquia:
"We the American people are products
of what we have been, where we came
from and what happened to us here. We
cannot deny the vitalization that has come
from a constant enrichment of our society
by the muscles, brains and hearts that every
generation has brought. Immigration is not,
of course, a cure, nor do any rational per-
sons claim that we can simply invite all
persons to come and settle. There must be a
limit in immigration and to the population
of the globe itself. But if we allow the
naysayers to corrupt the influx of newcom-
ers, the people will not only be betraying
one of the great principles of our land, but
will also be jeopardizing our future."
Lois Fegan is a Hershey-based writer whose
career has spanned 50 years.
By John B. Deamer, Jr.
Sports Information Director
The Dutchmen finished with their first
seven- win season since 1960 when they
defeated Juniata, 14-13, with two touch-
downs in the last four minutes to capture a
Senior wide receiver Eric Stouch set
two team records with 62 receptions in a
season for 993 yards, and tied another record
with 1 1 touchdown receptions in a season.
He finished in the top 1 5 in the nation both
in average yards per reception and recep-
tions per game. Stouch was named to the
MAC First Team, along with senior safety
Tom Stone. Stone finished the year with
four interceptions, 62 tackles and four pass
deflections. Eight other Dutchmen were
named to the MAC Second and Honorable
Lebanon Valley's wins were against
Johns Hopkins (33-14), Albright (41-35),
Wilkes (26-20). Moravian (18-13), West-
em Maryland (22-20), Widener (30-3) and
Juniata. The Dutchmen lost to Lycoming
(35-17), Susquehanna (27-21) and Dela-
ware Valley (17-14).
Backup quarterback Kirk Seesholtz, a
junior, filled in admirably for injured start-
ing signal caller Erik Omdorff, who missed
five games due to a shoulder separation.
Seesholtz led the Dutchmen to the number
one pass offense in the MAC.
Field Hockey (MAC Champions)
Three 1-0 wins in six days brought home
Lebanon Valley's second consecutive MAC
Championship and earned the Dutchwomen
a bid in the NCAA Tournament, also for
the second straight season.
Lebanon Valley's 1-0 wins came on the
road against Dickinson and Messiah, and at
home against Muhlenberg. The Messiah
victory in the championship game was the
Valley's biggest win of the season. Just
one month earlier, the Falcons had defeated
LVC on Arnold Field, 4-1.
Leading the way in the nets was a fresh-
man goalie, Angie Harnish. Hamish came
up big in filling a major hole left by the
May 1992 graduation of All- American
goaltender Sue Leonard.
This exciting moment in the game with Moravian helped lead the Dutchmen to an 18-13
victory. They finished the season with seven wins — their best record since I960.
Lebanon Valley fell to Rowan College
(formerly Glassboro State), of New Jersey,
1 -0 in double overtime of the first round of
the NCAA tournament in a game played at
Four players were named to the All-
MAC team — backer Stacy Erb, sweeper
Sandy Fauser and midfielders Kris Sagun
and April Myers. Fauser, for the second
straight season, was named a Sauk Valley
CFHCA National First Team All-Ameri-
can. Coach Kathy Tierney, who is the
driving force behind the fine team, was
named the MAC Field Hockey Coach of
the Year for the second consecutive season.
Women's Volleyball (14-12)
Two four-year letterwinners, Justine
Hamilton and Jenn Carter, led Lebanon
Valley to a winning season one year after
the team fell below the .500 mark with nine
wins last year.
Sophomore Bridget Lohr turned in an
outstanding season, leading the team with
216 of its overall 430 kills. Carter led the
team in digs with 337.
Lebanon Valley earned wins over Lock
Haven, Johns Hopkins, Lycoming (twice),
York, Dickinson, King's, Scranton,
Albright, Lancaster Bible, Goucher, Wil-
son, Wilkes and Delaware Valley.
Sophomore Jeff Koegel earned a bid to the
NCAA Cross Country Championships in
Saratoga, NY, by finishing fifth out of 1 82
runners in the NCAA Mid-East Regional
Tournament with a time of 26:03. He en-
tered the race ranked fourth in the region,
the highest of any Lebanon Valley cross
In the MAC Championships, Koegel
finished third out of 131 runners with a
time of 26:20.
Men's Soccer (1-18-1)
The wins have yet to come, but the level of
play improved for this year's Dutchmen.
Senior Shawn Auman netted five goals to
the team in scoring. A talented freshman,
Tom Ruhl, assisted Auman with three goals
on the season.
20 The Valley
He Made the Most
of a Second Chance
By Judy Pehrson
Erich Linker ('71) kicked off his freshman
year at Lebanon Valley by winning the
annual Ugly Man Contest. Dressed in
shabby clothing and sporting fake hair and
a blackened-out tooth, he was a shoo-in for
"It was not an auspicious start to my
collegiate career," he recalls ruefully. "It
sort of set the tone for what was a rough
Linker had been a good student at Spring-
field High School in Flourtown, Pennsyl-
vania. An American Legion Award winner,
he was co-captain of the basketball team
and a member of the student council and
the All Suburban Sports Club. When he
got to college, however, the good times
began to roll — and also to interfere with his
"I was having a great time," he says. "I
was playing on the basketball team, involved
in a number of student organizations and
making a lot of friends. Unfortunately, I was
not very motivated academically and had
serious time-management and priority-set-
Those problems came to a head when he
was a junior, and his career at Lebanon Val-
ley seemed destined to reach an early end.
"It was a very bad juncture for me. I
was definitely in trouble," Linker stated.
"If it hadn't been for "Rinso" Marquette
(then dean of students), I don't know what
would have happened. He spent many hours
talking with me, and also went to bat to
ensure that I would have a second chance to
succeed at the college.
"By the end of my junior year I had
woken up and was set on a more serious
and productive path," Linker continues. "I'll
always remember what Rinso — and others
at the college — did for me. The college had
an environment and a family spirit that al-
lowed teachers, coaches and people like
Dean Marquette to reach out and help some-
one who was foundering. I'll always be
grateful for the character-building that took
Erich Linker ('71) is a New York Times
senior vice president.
Today, Linker, who is senior vice presi-
dent for advertising for The New York Times,
can afford to smile about his salad days as a
student. His career path — and his life —
have turned out to be not only rewarding
After graduating from Lebanon Valley
with a major in economics and business
administration, Linker taught junior high
school for a year. He did a stint as sports
information director and freshman basket-
ball coach at Hofstra University, then joined
The Wall Street Journal as an ad sales rep-
resentative. While there, he completed an
M.B.A. degree at Hofstra in 1976.
The next year, Linker joined The New
York Times as a sales representative in the
retail advertising department, and by 1981
he was retail advertising director. His rapid
rise within the company continued, and he
was named classified advertising director,
then vice president for advertising. Cur-
rently, he is senior vice president of adver-
tising, one of eight masthead business
executives at The Times.
"I've committed myself to The Times,"
he says. "It's an exciting place to work."
Linker, who received an Alumni Cita-
tion in 1989 and serves on the President's
Advisory Council, says he's pleased by the
changes he sees at Lebanon Valley. "I've
been so impressed with what's going on
there. The campus renovation and re-land-
scaping are great, as are the publications
coming out of the college. It is clear there
is a real commitment to education."
Linker, his wife, Pam, and their chil-
dren, Derek, 15, and Blayre, 12, live in
Garden City, New York.
Judy Pehrson is director of college rela-
tions and editor of The Valley.
After George Katchmer ( '40) retired in 1 976
from 30 successful years of coaching high
school and college football, basketball and
baseball, he traded his spot on the sidelines
for a seat at the typewriter. Beginning with
sports-oriented articles for magazines and
newspapers, Katchmer went on to write
three books on coaching and one on fi-
nancing athletic programs before turning
to his longtime passion: silent films.
His most recent book is 80 Silent Film
Stars, published by McFarland and Co. The
1,036-page work chronicles the lives of
actors and actresses of the silent screen
whose biographies had never before been
written. Katchmer is currently researching
a follow-up book, Forgotten Cowboys and
Cowgirls, a collection of profiles from the
silent westerns. Since the early 1980s, he
has written a monthly column called "Re-
membering the Great Silents" for the enter-
tainment magazine Classic Images.
Katchmer's love affair with the movies
was already full-blown by the time he came
to Lebanon Valley on an athletic scholar-
ship in 1936. Although he majored in
history and social sciences and French, mi-
nored in biology and played both football
and baseball, he always made time to see
the films that came to the Annville theater.
"When I was in college I only missed
two movies in my four years," he recalls.
"I used to press pants at 10 cents a pair just
to get the money to see the movies."
Shortly after graduating, Katchmer was
drafted. After attending Air Corps officer
candidate school as a physical training in-
structor, he ended up in Texas at Ellington
the Right Donor
Film fan George Katchmer ('40)
Field as director of physical training. It
was there, he says, that he developed as a
basketball player and reached his peak as a
pitcher. He pitched the first no-hitter in
Houston and was offered a contract with
the St. Louis Cardinals, which he couldn't
accept because of his military obligations.
Katchmer was discharged as a captain
in 1946, and returned to his high school
alma mater in Cherry Tree, PA, to coach
basketball, football and baseball. He "revo-
lutionized" the basketball team by intro-
ducing it to one-handed shooting techniques
and the man-to-man defense. Some of the
records set during his years at Cherry Tree
still stand, he says. Katchmer eventually
left Cherry Tree for Newport High School
in Juniata County, where he had several
more successful years of coaching, taking
his teams to numerous championships. Af-
ter six years at Newport, Katchmer took up
an offer to coach baseball and football at
Millersville State College (now a univer-
sity), and there he stayed until retirement.
These days, Katchmer spends his time
researching his book and watching movies
from his extensive collection of over 1,500
silent films. He plans to keep on writing
the biographies — he has completed 845,
but says he has quite a few to do.
Despite his encyclopedic knowledge of
silent film stars, Katchmer says he doesn't
pay much attention to present-day actors.
In fact, he rarely watches modern films.
"I'm not too much interested in films after
the '60s," he notes, explaining that most
modern movies tend to leave the viewer
hanging: "They don't end with a kiss or
Seth Wenger ('93) is editor of La Vie
When Bret Hershey ('86) was diagnosed as
having leukemia a year and a half ago, one
of his first concerns was for the Baltimore
inner-city children with whom he works.
Hershey chairs the Early Childhood De-
partment at the Peabody Institute Prepara-
tory School, and teaches in its Outreach
ProgTam in the city schools. Through imagi-
native activities, he helps his kids under-
stand music skills, vocabulary and
theory — and that helps them develop better
social skills and a greater self-esteem.
"I've been dealt a full deck and have
experienced life," he states. "I have a lov-
ing family, but most of these children
haven't had the chance to experience love.
The program at Peabody is financially in
jeopardy, and I fear that it will just go away
when I'm no longer here. I'm the only
stationary figure in their lives, and I'm go-
ing to be taken away from them."
Hershey tries not to dwell on the nega-
tive, and meanwhile is keeping up a full
schedule of activities as long as his precari-
ous health permits. He recently began tak-
ing interferon injections to diminish the
What he really needs, however, is a bone
marrow transplant, but so far has been un-
able to find the right donor, despite the fact
that a drive on his behalf has produced over
900 willing ones. Finding a match for the
transplant can be very difficult, Hershey
explains. "An individual with leukemia
has a one-in-four chance of matching a
family member, and a one-in-20,000 chance
of matching a non-family member."
Meanwhile, Hershey waits. He's still
bringing his blend of music and movement
to young children in the schools. From time
to time, he also plays the piano and sings
for church functions. He says he tries not to
worry about the future. "I want to do all the
things I enjoy doing because I know that
eventually my health will not permit me to
The worst thing, he adds, is "not know-
ing what will happen when. I don't know
when it will become worse, and I live day-
to-day. I've been told that I will be the first
person to know when I blast — that's when
your marrow goes crazy. I try not to think
about it too much. I get angry once in a
while — I wouldn't be human if I didn't —
but for the most part, I'm at peace. I don't
know how I'll cope in the future, but I'm
not ready to tie it up yet."
The procedure for testing for a bone-
marrow match is relatively simple and vir-
tually painless. Readers who are willing to
see if they are a potential match may call
Sue Allen at (717) 786-4932, or write to her
at 72 Stuart Run Road, Quarryville, PA
1 7566. Willing donors may also contact the
American Red Cross.
Those wishing to contribute to the medi-
cal fund being established for Hershey (the
government will match funds raised dollar
for dollar) may send contributions to Wesley
United Methodist Church, c/o Bret Hershey
Leukemia Fund, P.O. Box 364, Quarryville,
— Pamela Lambert ('93)
Bret Hershey ('86) uses music to help improve the lives of Baltimore school children. Mean-
while he's waiting for a donor for a hone marrow transplant.
22 The Valley
Five Alumni Honored
for Their Service
Each year, the college awards citations to
alumni and friends to recognize their con-
tributions to their profession, the college or
the community. During Alumni Weekend
1992, the college honored these five
■ Betty Criswell Hungerford ('54), im-
mediate past president of the Lebanon Val-
ley College Alumni Association. Betty
works as a management and public rela-
tions consultant. She has served as execu-
tive director of "New Directions," a
comprehensive rehabilitative weight man-
agement program, and as director of devel-
opment and communication at Tri-County
Planned Parenthood in Harrisburg. She is
treasurer of the board of the Dauphin Unit,
American Cancer Society, and a founding
member of the board of Gaudenzia, a Har-
risburg-based drug rehabilitation service.
■ Richard London ('65), founder and
president of ACTEX Publications, the lead-
ing publisher of actuarial study guides. Re-
cipient of LVC's first annual Conrad M.
Siegel Actuary Award, Dick earned a
master's degree in actuarial science at North-
eastern University in Boston, while work-
ing for the Massachusetts Mutual Life
Insurance Company. From 1968 to 1978
he was an assistant professor and associate
professor in actuarial science at Northeast-
ern. A fellow in the Society of Actuaries,
he has served on various committees in that
organization and is a member of the LVC
■ Ellis W. McCracken, Jr. ('63), vice
president and deputy general counsel,
Anheuser-Bush Company, Inc. Ellis earned
a bachelor of law degree from St. John's
University School of Law in 1969. He
subsequently passed bar examinations in
New York, New Jersey and Ohio, and is a
member of the American Bar Association,
the American Corporate Council Associa-
tion and the Grocery Manufacturer's Asso-
ciation Legal Committee.
■ Sylvia Frey Moyer ('76), AIDS Pro-
gram coordinator, Lebanon Family Health
Services. Sylvia also is a freelance writer
for Family Magazine, Boston, and serves
as president of the Lebanon County Coun-
cil of Human Service Agencies and presi-
dent of the Educational Cooperative Health
Care Organization (ECHO). She majored
in elementary education at Lebanon
Valley. Moyer is trying to establish a shel-
ter for the homeless people with AIDS in
■ Dr. Roberta Gable Reed ('67), research
biochemist and director of clinical chemis-
try at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in
Cooperstown, NY. After graduating magna
cum laude from the Valley, she earned a
master's degree and a Ph.D. in physical
organic chemistry at Wesleyan University,
becoming the first woman to complete all
of her graduate study in chemistry at
Wesleyan. She is editor of Upstate News, a
newsletter for the American Association
for Clinical Chemistry, and a member of its
A Musical Reunion
By Dr. Edna Carmean ('59)
They came from California, from Ohio,
South Carolina, Maryland and New Jersey,
to meet in Pennsylvania. Members of the
"Conserv" Class of '47 have made this trip
annually for almost 20 years. At first, it
was just for dinner, then for a whole day,
and now for a weekend.
It was an unusual class that entered col-
lege in the fall of 1943. Most LVC boys
had been called away to fight the Germans
and the Japanese. The girls found an al-
most completely feminine campus. United
by their common interest — music — it was
natural for them to become close friends,
almost like a family.
And then, in 1945, the war was over and
the boys came back. "It was a shock," says
Arlene Keller, one of our hosts for the week-
end. "These weren't boys. They were men.
They knew what they wanted. We'd been
feeling pretty smug about our talent and
performance, but these guys were good.
They were real competition."
The campus was suddenly teeming with
students studying under the G.I. Bill. In
that tumultuous atmosphere, the Conserv
was an oasis for all those trying to study
music. That was where they spent their
time. The new boys joined the family of
girls, and they all became close friends.
After 45 years, they are still close friends.
On Sunday, September 27, my husband,
Clark, and I joined the Conserv Class of '47
for a brunch at the Lantern Lodge in
Myerstown. We knew them all. They had
all been students in my husband's classes in
the 1940s. For us, it was a joyful reunion.
They told about their chartered bus trip on
Saturday to the Amish sections of Lancaster
County, and how they sang for a barefooted
Amish girl who sang for them in return. On
Sunday morning, they had visited Arlene's
church, and joined her choir, swelling it to
more than 80 voices. After lunch, we
formed a caravan to the home of Arlene
and Norman, in Buffalo Springs. There
was incessant chatter about old times, re-
cent exploits and honors. The highlight of
the afternoon was this recital by members
of the Class of '47:
Scenes from Childhood, from
5 Pieces for Children
Barbara Kolb Beittel, piano
Sonata in G Major Mozart
Scene de Ballet Ch. de Beriot
Marvin Detambel, violin
Hazel Fornoff Detambel, piano
Rondo Capriccioso Mendelssohn
Polka, from Golden
Age Ballet Shostakovitch
Hazel Fornoff Detambel, piano
'7/7 Were A Rich Man," from
Fiddler on the Roof Harnick-Bock
"The Hills of Home"
Ross Albert, baritone
The performances were thoroughly pro-
fessional. These people had kept up their
skills. They were outstanding performers
in 1945, and they are still outstanding. Their
personal comments delighted the audience.
Hazel said that she had played the
Mendelssohn number at her very first Leba-
non Valley recital. Ross did Tevye's song
in character and costume. He said "The
Hills of Home" meant much to him after he
moved to a flat coastal plain in North
Dr. and Mrs. Mark Mecham joined us
for a buffet supper (Mark chairs the Music
Department). And then, the recital was
topped off when the Mechams sang a duet,
the beautiful Be You Sure That the Lord Is
God, by Purcell. Mark answered questions
and discussed with the audience his un-
usual voice range and his study in England.
Had these members of the Conserv Class
of '47 retired? After all, they are the right
age. The answer: "Some of us have retired
from our jobs, but none of us has retired
Dr. Edna Carmean ('59) has sen'ed as the
college's chief researcher and was a writer
for the former Alumni Review. She is the
author of a hook. The Blue-Eyed Six, and
contributed heavily to Lebanon Valley
College: A Centennial History.
Whatever Happened to ... ?
By Steve Roberts ('65)
Some 3 1 years ago, as a freshman at Leba-
non Valley, I awoke on Homecoming Day
to the rumbling around of an Austin-Healy
parking beneath my corner room in Keister
Hall. (For those of you who graduated after
1969, that is the old Keister Hall, located
where the chapel is now!) My roommate
and I looked out the window to see the
driver shake hands and greet several upper-
classmen. We didn't recognize him be-
cause he had graduated the previous spring,
and here he was coming back to visit, with
his new sports car. We never saw him
again, but I have always wondered what
ever happened to the Austin-Healy owner
from the Class of 1961?
How many of you have wondered what
ever happened to some of those familiar
faces with whom you spent four years at
Lebanon Valley? Your first date on cam-
pus. Your first roommate. That favorite pro-
fessor who helped launch your interest in
what you do today. The White Hat whom
you hated at first but got to know really well
later in the year. Your big brother or big
sister. The quiet guy at the end of the hall.
The blonde cheerleader who seemed to have
it all, etc. Have you stayed in touch with
those first friends you made away from
home? Have you ever thanked that profes-
sor for his or her impact on your life?
The Lebanon Valley College Alumni
Association (of which you are a member)
would like your help in remembering and
honoring your classmates. Each winter, the
Alumni Awards Committee sorts through
newspaper clippings, researches files and
follows up on leads to develop a list of
people to be considered for an Alumni Cita-
tion or Distinguished Alumni Award. Over
the past 33 years, 164 alumni have received
the Alumni Citation and 34 have received
the Distinguished Alumni Award.
Alumni Citations are awarded to gradu-
ates who have been outstanding in their
professional careers or in service to their
community or to Lebanon Valley College.
Distinguished Alumni Awards are given
for outstanding achievement in all three of
The Athletic Committee also selects can-
didates for enshrinement in the college's
Athletic Hall of Fame. Honorees are se-
lected on the basis of outstanding sports
achievements while at Lebanon Valley or
for achievements in sports following gradu-
ation. Since the award's inception, 91
alumni have been so honored.
How can you help? First, by complet-
ing the "What's Your News?" form on page
32 so that we can update our alumni files.
One of the Alumni Association's goals for
1993 is to locate each of our 10,000 alumni
and update their records. Second, you can
nominate an individual whom you believe
is worthy of consideration for one of the
above awards. And third, if you are inter-
ested in becoming involved with the Alumni
Association, we can use your help. In the
rebuilding of the Association, we are look-
ing for volunteers who will serve as class
agents, class correspondents, five-year
reunion chairpersons, career advisers, ad-
mission ambassadors, regional activity co-
ordinators and in resource development.
What a great way to reconnect with old
friends, show thanks to those great profes-
sors and make a meaningful contribution to
the college that started you on life's career
So, whoever you were and wherever
you went, if you had an Austin-Healy in the
fall of 1961 , please drop me a note so I can
Steve Roberts ('65) is president of the
Meet to Map Plans
The college sponsored its second Annual
Leadership Conference on October 23-24
for 30 alumni and other friends.
The conference began with the Vickroy
Society Dinner Friday evening at The
Hotel Hershey, where Drs. Clark and
Edna ('59) Carmean were honored for
their 60 years of leadership and support
for Lebanon Valley.
Back on campus the next morning, the
group heard updates on student enrollment
and on partnerships between the college
and neighboring school districts. Subse-
quent sessions addressed the new library
and the fall election. Dr. Phil Billings,
professor of English, read poems from his
two volumes. Porches I and Porches 11,
based on the lives of long-time Annville
A final work session identified leader-
ship opportunities with the Alumni Coun-
cil, the trustees and the offices of
Advancement, Admissions and Career
Placement. Annual giving class agents
also met to begin their work. The confer-
ence ended with a luncheon at Kreiderheim
with President John A. Synodinos and his
Attending the conference were: Robert
D. Ambrose ('92), Joanne R. Ambrose,
Charles M. Belmer ('40), Dr. Thomas B.
Carmany ('58), Gary and Helen Crissman
P: ('94), Dr. Dorothy Landis Gray ('44),
A.L. "Jim" Hanford III, Carol Frey Hollich
('66), George J. Hollich, Jr. ('65), Betty
Criswell Hungerford ('54), Dr. George R.
Marquette ('48), Rufina Balmer Marquette
('51), D. David Neiswender ('53), Janet
Neiswender, Barbara Edzengar Robb ('82),
Ronald W. Robb ( '83), Janet Gessner Rob-
erts ('68), Stephen H. Roberts ('65), Frank
A. Rutherford ('74), Debbie Rutherford.
Stephen C. Scanniello ('78), Dale C.
Schimpf ('69), John A. Schoch ('72),
Daniel S. Seiverling ('40), Jane Gruber
Seiverling ('43), Rev. M. Thomas Shatto
('68), Mrs. Patricia Hummel Shatto ('68),
Dr. David G. Thompson ('65) and Mrs.
Elaine Brenner Thompson ('67).
24 The Valley
Mary Creighton McNelly '19, who is 96,
recently sent the Alumni Office yearbooks (191 1,
1915, 1916, 1918 and 1919) and also shared some
memories of her late husband, Willis E. McNelly
'16. Mary recalls that baseball pitchers Harold
White '17 and Gus Zeigler '17 refused to step on
the mound unless "McNelly was behind the bat —
catching." Mary also told us that as she and her
son, Dr. Willis McNelly, were packing the year-
books for mailing, she told him that if it hadn't
been for Lebanon Valley College, he never would
have been born. Special thanks to Mary for shar-
ing her yearbooks and memories.
Sarah Dearwechter Neischwender '25
reports that she is active in Christian work and
Mary Goshert Reisinger '32 and her husband
are happy to be able to remain fairly active; their
main interest is the Lower Paxtang (PA) Area
Chapter's Chorus of 44, which her husband directs
and Mary accompanies, plus keeping in touch with
their son, daughter and seven grandkids.
Mae I. Fauth (Dr.) '33 gave a presentation
titled "A Survey of the Toxic, Toxicological and
Environmental Effects of Lead and Lead Nitrate"
at the 1992 JANNAF (Joint Army-Navy-NASA-
Air Force) Safety and Environmental Protection
Subcommittee meeting, held August 10-14, 1992,
at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey,
Russell C. Hatz '37 will be one of the conduc-
tors for a newly formed youth symphony con-
ceived by The Harmonica Music Club in Lebanon,
PA. The first auditions were held in late October.
Daniel L. Shearer (Rev. Dr.) '38 was guest
speaker for the annual memorial service at Baits
Centenary United Methodist Church in Littlestown,
PA. He is assistant to the bishop of the Central
Pennsylvania United Methodist Conference.
Edith Metzger Booser '39 received the
Middletown (PA) Area Sertoma Club's Service to
Mankind Award. Edith was instrumental in get-
ting a housing complex for low-to-middle-income
seniors in Middletown. With county help and pri-
vate donations, she arranged for two vans to take
residents to stores, doctors and hairdressers. She
also opened a thrift shop, which is operated by
volunteers. Money from the thrift shop helps fund
an adult day care center licensed by the state to
serve 18 people. She established the "Friendly
Visitors" for elderly people too ill to leave home,
she helped fund the Middletown Senior Center
and she also teaches Sunday School. Her next
wish is for a swimming pool in Middletown for
people with arthritis.
John H. Moyer III '39, of Palmyra, was
elected president of the Pennsylvania Society of
Susan Jane Reiter Wallis '04, September 27,
1992. Lebanon Valley College's oldest living
alumna, Susan died three days after her 107th
birthday. She was an accomplished pianist and
organist. She was an active member of the First
United Methodist Church of Bedford, IN, serving
as organist and Sunday School teacher. She was a
member of the board of Children's Guidance; state
secretary of the Daughters of the American Revo-
lution; and a member of the Women's Christian
Temperance Union, the Eastern Star, the Fort-
nightly Club and the Delphian Club.
Violet Wolfe Risser '17, on May 18, 1992.
She was a retired mathematics teacher in the
Parkesburg (NJ) and Lebanon (PA) school dis-
tricts. She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church
and its Sunday School class; a past president of the
Women's Guild; past treasurer and president of
the Lebanon Regional Guild; past treasurer of Leba-
non County Church Women United; and a life
member of Chapter 1 15 Order of Eastern Star,
Lebanon, and the Ladies Auxiliary Hermit
Commandery 24. She served as a board member
of the Oakview Home of Lebanon for 27 years and
was a past president of the Lebanon County and
South Annville Township PTAs.
Robert E. Allen (Dr.) '24, April 7, 1992. A
general practitioner, he had been in the Army Re-
serves and the Pennsylvania National Guard. Called
to active duty in World War II, he served at the
316th Station Hospital before being sent to the Pa-
cific Theater. He was commanding medical officer
of a field hospital in the Philippines, where he was
promoted to colonel by Gen. Douglas MacArthur.
He remained active with the National Guard and
was promoted to brigadier general in 1960.
Mabel Rice Potts '24, February 25, 1992.
Dorothy Watson Myers '28, August 4, 1992.
Frances Long Shroyer '28, October 13, 1992.
Frances was a former school teacher in Audubon,
NJ, and a former substitute teacher in Pennsylva-
nia in the Annville and Palmyra school districts.
She was a member of St. Luke Episcopal Church
in Lebanon, the Annville Forum, the auxiliaries of
Lebanon Valley College and Good Samaritan Hos-
pital in Lebanon, the Friends of Old Annville and
the Annville Senior Citizens.
Mildred Umholtz Antes '29, December 1 1, 1991.
Leonard M. Bennetch '29, June 7, 1992. He
was married to Alice Ellen Brader Bennetch for 56
years. He was a lifelong summer resident of Mt.
Gretna, PA, where he conducted nature walks and
study groups and was active in the Chautauqua
Church. He was employed by Reichard-Coulston
Inc. and later by Pfizer Inc. in Easton, where he
retired as senior research scientist in 1972. He was
listed in Chemical Who's Who and American Men
of Science, and was selected to the Tau Beta Pi and
Sigma Xi honor societies. A 50-year plus member
of American Chemical Society, Leonard was a
research associate at the Philadelphia Academy of
Natural Sciences and an authority on rotifers, hav-
ing discovered two new species. He was a director
of the Conrad Weiser Family Association, a mem-
ber of the Bethlehem Club and a member of
Rosemont Lutheran Church and its council.
Leonard also was a consultant at Lehigh
University's Office of Naval Research.
Enos A. Detweiler '29, March 3, 1992. He
was retired from Tennant Co. in Chicago, where
he was a sales manager. He was a member of the
United Methodist Church of Evanston, IL.
Harold H. Herr '30, May 20, 1992.
William J. Myers '30, March 14, 1992. He
was the husband of Luella Heilman Myers '33.
Ruth Bright Gottschall '36, May 25, 1992.
She taught languages at Cornwall High School in
Bucks County (PA) in the late 1930s. She was a
member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Bethlehem,
and taught Sunday School for 30 years.
Howard F. Reber (Dr.) '37, September 19,
Curvin N. Dellinger, Jr. '38, September 19,
1992. Curvin was an Army veteran of World War
II and president of J. C. Hauer's Sons, Inc., a
wholesale candy and tobacco company in Leba-
non, PA. He was a past president of the Lebanon
Valley College Alumni Association, a trustee
emeritus, the recipient of an alumni citation and a
member of the Miles Rigor Society. Curvin was a
past president of the Lebanon City School Board
and served on the Lebanon School Board Author-
ity. He was past chairman of the board of trustees
of Farmers Trust Co., a former board member of
the Fulton Financial Corp. and past president of
the Pennsylvania Association of Candy and To-
bacco Distributors. He was also a member of the
Mt. Lebanon Lodge 226, F&AM, Zembo Temple,
Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Quittapahilla Forest 25,
Scottish Rite Valley of Harrisburg, Lebanon County
Shrine Club, Lebanon Lions Club, Lebanon Ameri-
can Legion, Lebanon County Historical Society
and Covenant Methodist Church.
Eugene C. Saylor '39, October 3, 1992. He
was employed for 33 years by the Donegal Area
(PA) School District, first as an elementary super-
visor of music and, for the last 18 years of his
tenure, as principal of Maytown Elementary School.
He was a charter member of the Lancaster Sym-
phony Orchestra, in which he played both violin
and viola. He was a member of the First United
Methodist Church of Lancaster and of the Asso-
ciation of Retired Principals. During World War
n, he served in the Army. An avid nature photog-
rapher, he and his wife, Dorothy, gave slide shows
of his work to community groups.
William L. "Bill" Bender '40 retired from
business 20 years ago and has done a lot of moving
around and traveling. Bill says he has "two more
continents to go, and expects to get them soon."
His current retirement home is in a suburb of San
Francisco, where he first retired. It is still his
favorite area along, of course, with Annville and
its many great memories, he adds.
Carl Y. Ehrhart (Rev.) '40 was a speaker in
August during the Mt. Gretna Centennial Bible
Conference, held in Lebanon County. PA. Rev.
Peter Marshall of Massachusetts, a nationally
known Presbyterian evangelist, lecturer and au-
thor, spoke the same night.
Gene U. Cohen (Dr.» '46 retired July 31,
1992, from Veterans Affairs Medical Center in
Martinsburg, WV. For 13 years, he was chief of
medicine at the Medical Center, which is affiliated
with West Virginia University School of Medi-
cine. He had previously practiced internal medi-
cine in Silver Spring, MD.
Paul G. Fisher (Dr.) '47 was honored June
14, 1992, upon his retirement after 25 years as the
director of music of First United Methodist Church
in Lancaster, PA. Paul also served as chairman of
the music department of Millersville University,
retiring in 1984. He played first hom in the Harris-
burg, Lancaster and Nashville symphonies. He
also played with the Millersville College Commu-
nity Orchestra, and he and his wife sing with the
Harrisburg Choral Society. Paul served as assis-
tant conductor of the Harrisburg Symphony and
was founder and conductor ( from 1 979 to 1 987 ) of
the Lancaster Pops Orchestra.
Earl R. Marks (Rev.) '47 retired June 8, 1992,
as chaplain at Phoebe Home for the aged in Allen-
town. PA. On September 20, 1992, he retired from
the pastorate of Chestnut Hill United Church of
Christ in Coopersburg, when that church and the
Lutheran Congregation consolidated and became
one congregation affiliated with the United Church
Wayne L. Mowrey '47 was accompanist for a
performance, "May Day Potpourri," sponsored by
the Chambersburg (PA) Area Council for the Arts
and United Federal Bank on May 1 . 1992, in Capi-
tol Theatre. Mowrey is a former professor at
Shippensburg University and is currently choir
director and organist at First Lutheran Church. On
September 26, 1992, Wayne received the
Bravissimo Award from the Cumberland Valley
School of Music. The school also established a
$2,550 scholarship in his name. Wayne is one of
three founding directors of the school, which of-
fers instruction in all instruments and voice. Now
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in its third year, the school has 430 students rang-
ing in age from 6 to 70. He also teaches a music
appreciation course for adults. Wayne says, "The
pipe organ is my first love. I still enjoy playing the
piano, but there's a different touch, a different way
of playing the organ."
Asher S. Edelman '49 has been the conductor
of the Wayne (PA) Band for the past 39 years. He
was assistant director for about two years and
officially became the conductor in 1955. Asher
retired in 1985 as a music teacher in the
Waynesboro School District.
Henry F. Hoffman '40, May 1. 1992. He was
retired from Muhlenberg School District, where
he taught music. He was devoted to music through-
out his life. His last music achievement was an
arrangement for the Reading Pops Orchestra of
"We Shall See His Smiling Face." His family
reports that Henry was proud to have gone to LVC
and often spoke about his 50-year reunion and
how well LVC treated the Class of 1940.
Marva Gruman Schoen '43, August 4, 1979.
Robert J. Bieber '46, May 5, 1992. He had
retired from teaching instrumental music at Ephrata
Area (PA) School District; he also gave private
lessons and played trumpet in local bands. He held
memberships in the American Federation of Musi-
cians, the Pennsylvania State Education Associa-
tion and the Pennsylvania Association of School
Retirees. From 1942 to 1946, during World War
II, he served in the Marines at Wake Island, Tinian,
Saipan and Iwo Jima, achieving the rank of master
sergeant. He was awarded two Purple Heart med-
als and was a member of the Ephrata Veterans of
Foreign Wars Post 3376 and the Ephrata Ameri-
can Legion Post 429. A model train enthusiast, he
was a member of the National Train Collectors'
Association. He was a member of Zion Lutheran
Church of Akron. PA.
Wayne E. Rohland '48, September 18, 1992.
He was a retired production manager at RCA in
Lancaster, PA; a Navy World War II veteran; and
a member of the Annville American Legion.
Frederic W. Brown '50 retired July 3 1 , 1992,
after 37 years as a partner with B&B Music, lo-
cated south of Dover, DE. He is also retired as
choir director and organist of Wyoming United
Methodist Church. He plans to do more gardening
in his new spare time.
Frederick P. Sample (Dr.) '52, former presi-
dent of LVC, retired in August from the position
of superintendent of the Bellefonte (PA) Area
School District. He was feted at the State College
Elks Country Club in Boalsburg. He is looking
forward to retirement and the end of a career in
education that spanned 40 years.
Melvin Schiff '52 retired from teaching after
39 years as band director at Niskayuna Public
School in Schenectady, NY.
Grace Corbey Connell '57 accepted an early
retirement package from Sun Transport, Inc. in
December 1991. During her 22 years at Sun. she
devoted most of her career to the area of human
resources. She most recently coordinated the hir-
ing, scheduling and assigning of unlicensed Mer-
chant Marine personnel to the Sun's fleet of ships.
In March. 1992. Grace completed a word-process-
ing course to prepare for a second career in com-
puters. In her spare time, she serves on the council
at her condo and pursues her interests in art, the
theater, short trips, music, dancing and reading.
Edna Jenkins Car mean (Dr.) '59 and her
husband. D. Clark Carmean (Dr.), donated a
Steinway concert grand piano to the music depart-
ment at LVC. On September 20, 1992, the college
thanked the Carmeans for their unique gift and for
their six decades of dedication to LVC with a
piano concert performed in their honor by Dr.
Dennis Sweigart, professor of piano. It was the
first time the Steinway that the Carmeans had
donated was played in public.
Felix Viro (Dr.) '51, September 30, 1992.
Charles S. Williams '51, August 7, 1992.
John C. Messersmith '52, February 26. 1990.
Eugene C. Tritch '53, May 16, 1992. He had
been living in Florida since retiring in 1982. Eu-
gene and his wife, Lois, spent their summers in
Pennsylvania, where he often played his trombone
with small groups and did some arranging; he also
enjoyed fishing and visiting with family and friends.
Joseph C. Coen '61 is sales management con-
sultant for Accelerating Sales Knowledge and Com-
mitment, specializing in the development of
equitable sales alliances between brokers, distribu-
tors, independent agents and consumer products
manufacturers internationally to increase distribu-
tion, market share and profits.
Henry F. Van De Water '62 received the
Educator of the Year award from the Wissahickon
(PA) Valley Chamber of Commerce, the chamber's
first such award to an educator. The principal of
Wissahickon High School, Henry does not regard
his selection as an honor intended solely for him
but as an honor for his entire staff.
James D. Corbett (Rev.) '63 was appointed
as pastor of St. Mark's United Methodist Church
in Mt. Joy, PA.
Woodrow S. Dellinger, Jr. '63 was presented
with the first alumni award given by the depart-
ment of Maternal and Child Health at the Johns
Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public
Health. He is director of the master of health sci-
ences program in maternal and child health. His
contributions to medical literature have included
papers and reports on topics ranging from lung
disease in Appalachian coal miners to the mea-
surement of functional ability in children with
special medical care needs. In 1987, Woodrow
received an LVC Alumni Citation for his scientific
and community service achievements.
Wayne A. Selcher (Dr.) '64 is a professor in
international studies and chair of the Department
of Political Science at Elizabethtown College in
Elizabethtown, PA. The college has accepted an
invitation to become a member of the Academic
Associates Program of the Atlantic Council of the
United States. Selcher will be representing the
college as an academic associate.
Carl A. Synan (Rev.) '65 was one of four
American delegates to the European University
Chaplains Conference in May 1992, in Geneva,
Switzerland. He was also elected treasurer of the
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National Campus Ministers Association.
Richard N. Barshinger (Dr.) '66 is an associ-
ate professor of mathematics at Penn State's
Worthington Scranton Campus. He addressed
members of the Conference on the Teaching of
Calculus on the topic "Exploratory Data Analysis
and the Rule of Three." In 1985 he was elected to
the New York Academy of Science, and in 1990,
he received the Pharmakon Laboratories Award
for Excellence in Scholarship.
Carol Woolley Testa '66 was named 1991
Teacher of the Year at Timber Ridge Elementary
School in Marietta, GA, where she teaches first
Ellen Jackson Patterson '67 is completing
her second year as president of the Northern
Monmouth County (NJ) Branch of the American
Association of the University Women; she is teach-
ing a pre-school class at Poricy Park Nature Cen-
ter, and also teaches adults calligraphy through
Rumson Community Education.
Barry L. Bender (Dr.) '69 was appointed
medical director for Geisinger Medical Group-
Clinton County (PA). Barry practices at Lock Ha-
ven Hospital and is medical director of the intensive
coronary care unit. He is a member of the Ameri-
can Medical Association, the American Society of
Internal Medicine and the American College of
Physician Executives. He is district chairman of
the Treaty Elm District of the Boy Scouts of
Nancy Robinson Learning '69 was appointed
executive vice president/chief operating officer of
Tufts Associated Health Plans, Inc., in Waltham,
MA, and president of Tufts Total Health Plan.
Myrna R. Greenawalt '62, April 15, 1992.
John C. Hutchcroft (Dr.) '64, June 17, 1992,
of bone cancer. He was a music professor at the
Florida Atlantic University (FAU), where he served
as chairman of the music department from 1 986 to
1990, and conducted the symphony and symphonic
winds. He also taught a variety of courses from
concert band to jazz piano. Before joining FAU,
he was conductor and director of the Chamber
Orchestra of the Cumberlands in Kentucky, and
worked as an assistant conductor of University
Symphonies and University Opera Theatre at
Florida State University.
John W. Bitner '70 is first vice president at
Eastern Bank of Salem, MA.
Thomas W. Flud '70 started a new job in June
as city administrator for Wildwood, NJ.
Lloyd R. Helt '70 is the mayor of Sykesville,
MD, for his third term, and is a practicing attorney.
David E. Myers (Dr.) '70 received the 1992
Outstanding Junior Faculty Award from the Col-
lege of Arts and Sciences at Georgia State Univer-
sity; he was also promoted to the rank of associate
professor with tenure. He chairs the Music Educa-
tion Division in the School of Music and is an
educational consultant to the Atlanta Symphony
Nancy L. Thayer '70 married John D. Tallman.
They are partners in their own business, Tallman
Aerial Spraying & Seeding in Dauphin, PA. They
Kathleen L. Unangst '70 began a private prac-
tice in pastoral counseling in August 1992. She is
also affiliated with two counseling agencies in
Maryland, in Columbia and Gaithersburg.
Donald R. Bechtel '71 is associate director of
product supply for Procter & Gamble in
Scott L. Aungst '72 and his wife. Crystal,
owners of the Connoisseur Connection in Leba-
non, PA, have purchased the former On-Stage
night club in the old State Theater building in
Lebanon. They plan to open Culinary Classics, a
store that will house a full-service deli and stock a
complete line of specialty foods from domestic
cheeses and German meats to squid and walnut
oil. It will also contain an in-house bakery special-
izing in pastries and European breads like an 18-
pound Jewish rye. Scott's son, Greg, will operate
the new business.
Richard W. Fowler '72 is musical director
for the Harrisburg Community Theater. He di-
rected "Into the Woods" for its final production of
the 1991-92 season. He also serves as choir direc-
tor at Paxton Presbyterian Church and Central
Dauphin East High School.
Robert F. Kain '72 established the Robert
Kain Country String Shop in Hershey, PA. He has
been repairing musical instruments in the Hershey
area since 1978, specializing in adjustments and
restorations to violins, acoustical guitars and re-
lated instruments. He also worked as manager of
Cagnoli Music in Hershey and as a senior band
instructor at Annville-Cleona High School.
Gail S. Laskowski '72 was initiated into the
Seton Hall University chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, a
national honor society in education. Gail is a doc-
toral candidate in clinical psychology at Seton
Hall. She is also an administrator of the North
Pocono Pre-school and Child Care Centers.
Cheryl Kirk Noll '72 illustrated "Hoshing &
the Giant Troll," January/February 1992 Child Life
Magazine; "Wings for Darfalus," May 1992 Odys-
sey Magazine; and the Artists in Education roster
for the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.
She does presentations and art residencies at
schools, including a 10-day collaboration with sto-
ryteller Valerie Tutson called "Family Stories"
that resulted in a printed, illustrated anthology of
students' work. She illustrated three books sched-
uled for publication in October 1992 for school
and library press: Morgan's Whistle, That's Not
The Way Mommy Does It, and The Girl Who
Wouldn't See; she also illustrated materials for the
summer reading program for the Rhode Island
Department of State Library Services and was one
of 15 multidisciplinary artists/educators working
on teams to train elementary teachers to integrate
arts into the curriculum.
Stephen A. Spiese '72 was cast as several
characters, including Pepe and Christopher Co-
lumbus, in "Another Columbus," presented in 100
performances in schools throughout south-central
Pennsylvania and Maryland by actors from the
Fulton Opera House Theatre for Young Audiences.
Next year's production will be compiled from en-
tries submitted by students from across south-cen-
Joseph A. Gargiulo '73, principal of Fishing
Creek Elementary School in the West Shore (PA)
School District, went to "jail" for a good cause in
May. At the beginning of the 1991-92 school
year, he made a wager with his students that if they
read for a million minutes, he'd spend a day in jail.
Although Gargiulo had emergency gallbladder sur-
gery the previous week, he kept his word and "did
time" in a makeshift jail on the school parking lot.
After spending about an hour behind bars, Gargiulo
was relieved by members of the faculty and staff.
Philip D. Rowland '73 is completing 10 years
as director of music ministries at Central Presbyte-
rian Church in St. Louis. This past year, his choir
sang the Brahms Requiem and went to Brazil for a
two- week concert tour. In his church's concert
series, he performed organ recitals with the cham-
ber orchestra and with Susan Slaughter; he also
plays first trumpet with the St. Louis Symphony
Margaret "Garet" Whorl Spiese '73 has
given approximately 30 performances of her one-
woman play, "Chepe: One Day of Life." The most
recent was in October, under the sponsorship of
the Theater of the Seventh Sister in Lancaster. PA.
Bradley D. Stocker '73 and Kevin L. Biddle
'87 are co-founders of Encore Musical Produc-
tions, Inc., which stages productions at the Leba-
non Valley College Summer Dinner Theatre. Last
summer they wanted a musical that captured the
spirit of the Lebanon community, and so they
made the obvious choice: "Oklahoma." The show
became a community effort, a microcosm of the
Lebanon area from the stars to the stage hands.
Counted among the cast were teachers, state and
local government officials, nurses, elementary and
high school students and insurance underwriters —
many new to LVC summer dinner theater, some
new to theater. It turned out to be the most diverse
and probably the most "gTeen" cast Brad and Kevin
ever worked with. Kevin directed, choreographed
and taught the music, and Brad appeared as the
salesman Ali Hakim. In July, Brad directed "Once
Upon a Mattress," with Kevin playing the part of
Ann M. Algeo (Dr.) '74 received a Ph.D. in
English from Lehigh University in May 1992.
Davis J. Knauer '74 is director of automotive
engineering at East Penn Manufacturing in Lyons
Lucinda Burger Knauer '74 has a private
voice studio in her home and directs her church
musical programs. Along with solo singing, she
teaches singing to her children, Christianne and
Karen Taber Martin '74 received an M.A.
degree in special education from Shippensburg
University in May 1992.
Donald W. Myers '74 earned his associate in
management (AIM) designation from the Insur-
ance Institute of America, a non-profit, educa-
tional organization serving the property and
casualty industry. He is underwriting manager at
the Chesapeake (MD) branch office of Harleysville
Jane Garlock Neill-Hancock '74 has been
employed since November 1 989 as budget coordi-
nator of logistics at Bell Communications Research
in Livingston, NJ. She was married in January
1990 to David R. Hancock, and they have two
daughters. Shivonne Jean was born September 1 8,
1990, and Shinae Patricia was bom March 17,
1992. They join older sister Shannon Alene, bom
March 18, 1985, from Jane's first marriage. Shan-
non is neurologically impaired/autistic as a result
of a car accident in 1986.
John A. Nikoloff '74 is owner of John Nikoloff
& Associates, a full-service public affairs and gov-
ernment relations firm handling association man-
agement, lobbying for corporate and association
clients in areas relating to business, the environ-
ment, health care, food and agriculture. Recently
he was named executive director of the Pennsylva-
nia Society of Internal Medicine (PSIM).
Pamela J. Wood '74 is a licensed mental
health counselor in Wakefield, MA. She works for
Bethany Christian Services (a national private adop-
tion agency) as a social worker, serving birth fami-
lies, infants, interim care families and adoptive
families throughout the state.
Mark A. Burgess (Rev. I '75 has been ap-
pointed as pastor of Lane United Methodist Church
in Altavista, VA. He had served as pastor of Peace
United Methodist Church, which he founded in
Fredericksburg. VA, in 1985.
Stephen M. Fitzgerald '75, of Berwyn, PA.
was appointed as a lawyer in the Litigation Group
(specializing in commercial and business tort liti-
gation) with the firm of Abrahams, Loewenstein.
Bushman & Kauffman, P.C.
Ruth S. Schantz '75 married Mark Bolton on
June 22. 1991 . She had been teaching second grade
at Ephrata Mennonite School for 1 1 years.
Carl E. Cosslett '76 has been named general
manager of Shelly Enterprises, Inc. in Perkasie,
Stephanie J. Hostetter '76 received an MA.
in special education from Shippensburg Univer-
sity in May 1992.
Bruce M. Jeffery '76 is owner/broker of
Jeffery Realty, the largest retail brokerage firm in
northern New Jersey. He is married and has two
Stephen W. Sachs (Dr.) '76, a professor of
music at Eastern Mennonite College and chairman
of the Music Department, was a judge at this year's
National Piano Playing Auditions, sponsored by
the National Guild of Piano Teachers in May. He
performs often in Pennsylvania. Ohio. Maryland.
Virginia, West Virginia and Washington. D.C.
John J. Baker (Maj.) '77 recently received
the Navy Commendation medal for meritorious
service while serving with Headquarters and Head-
quarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station. El
Toro, CA. where he is currently assigned.
Scott G. Drackley '77 was the director for the
Lititz AMBUCS production of "The Pajama
Game." This is Scott's fourth year with AMBUCS
Carol Martin Moorefield '77 and Gene wel
corned their second child, Martin Eugene, on Janu-
ary 20, 1992. They also have a daughter, Elizabeth
They recently relocated to Altavista, VA. and at
tend Lane Memorial United Methodist Church
where Mark Burgess '75 is the pastor.
Keith A. Symons '77 earned a master of mu
sic degree from West Chester University in 1984
Keith and Jean welcomed a daughter. Teresa Anne
on November 12, 1991. Keith is starting his 15th
year of elementary instrumental teaching in the
Hamburg Area School District (PA).
Christine D. Truesdell '77 married Patrick J.
Walter on August 31, 1 99 1 . She is a senior imple-
mentation engineer with the Clorox Company in
Elizabeth Keyes Williams '77 has been ap-
pointed superintendent of Danville State Hospital
by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Wel-
fare. She previously served as superintendent of
the Eastern State School and Hospital in Bucks
Selene W. Wilson '77 teaches elementary sci-
ence to grades K-4 at the Shipley School in Bryn
Charles H. Blevins (Dr.) '78 was promoted to
director of process research in the contact lens R &
D Department of Sola/Barnes-Hind in Sunnyvale.
Duane P. Hannigan '78 was the musical di-
rector and pianist for the production of "Civil War
Musical" at the newly refurbished Battlefield The-
ater in Gettysburg, PA. He has won national rec-
ognition for his work, including being named third
runner-up in The National Liberace Talent Search
Competition. He has composed an original musi-
cal for the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire Christ-
mas show, "The Stingiest Man," and is also
keyboardist and vocalist for The Mudflaps, a local
Charles W. Hoopes '78 received an M.D. and
the Hewlett Packard award from Duke University
in spring 1992. He received an M.A. in anthropol-
ogy from Wake Forest University and did doctoral
work in molecular genetics at Bowman Gray Medi-
cal College at Wake Forest. At Duke, he was a
Howard Hughes Fellow and member of Alpha
Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society.
He is a resident in surgery at Duke University
S. Ronald Parks (Rev.) '78 received the Ph.D.
degree on May 16, 1992. from Drew University in
Madison. NJ. He is pastor of the Gouldsboro and
Thornhurst United Methodist Churches,
Gouldsboro (PA) Conference.
Carolyn E. Steffy '78 and Gregory J. Rozman
were married August 1, 1992, in St. Catherine
Laboure Church in Harrisburg. Carolyn is a teacher
in the Palmyra School District, and her husband is
employed by Rozman Brothers Furniture and
Appliance Store in Harrisburg.
Vicki S. Tuttle '78 has been living in Okinawa,
Japan, since April 1989. She is director of reli-
gious education at the Camp Foster Chapel and
teaches at the Neighborhood Christian School.
Vicki and her husband, Jerry C. Groover, wel-
comed a daughter, Mallory S. Tuttle, on January
Paul P. Baker '79 is city editor for The Daily
News in Lebanon.
Michael F. Faherty '79 is an attorney who
recently joined the Philadelphia-based law firm of
Post & Schell. He is employed at the firm's Allen-
town office. His practice covers northeast Penn-
Sharon Green Lawton '79 and Rich wel-
comed a daughter, Christine Nicole, on March 15,
Alfred E. Maree, Jr. (Maj.) '79 was hired in
January 1992 as rehabilitation engineering man-
ager for Threshold Rehabilitation Services in Read-
ing, PA, after serving 1 3 years in the Marine Corps.
In August 1992 he was promoted to the rank of
major in the Marine Corps Reserve. His family is
now living in Reinholds.
Patricia Nase McGeehan '79 and Vincent
welcomed a daughter, Kristen Marie, on February
Harold D. Morgan '79 is dean of academics
and on the teaching staff at Salzburg International
Preparatory School in Austria. He had worked at
the school from 1982 to 1985, teaching history,
English and computers. He is working on his doc-
toral degree from Michigan State University.
Robert L. Showalter '79 is assistant vice presi-
dent and regional mortgage coordinator at the Bank
of Pennsylvania in Reading. He graduated from
the Central Atlantic Advanced School of Banking
in August 1992.
Robert P. Stachow '79 is working for MDTT,
Inc., the managing company for four countries.
He is working on a joint venture developing a new
missile system for the four governments. The com-
panies representing the four countries are for the
U.S., Martin Marietta; for France, Thomson-CSF;
for Great Britain. Thorn, EMI Electronics; and for
Germany, Diehl, GMBH. He is responsible for
overseas planning, which requires extensive travel
to London and Paris from his home in Nuremberg.
John M. Sultzbaugh '79 is plant engineer at
Hudson Power II, a new co-generation plant in
Llaine E. Aunspach '80 and Daniel S.
Groninger were married on May 16, 1992, in Miller
Chapel at LVC. Llaine is employed by Hershey
International. Daniel is employed by Quantum
Michael B. Buterbaugh '80 is serving his
second term as president of the Music Educators
of Berks County. Mike also serves on the educa-
tion committee of the Reading Symphony Orches-
tra, and is director of vocal music in the Schuylkill
Valley School District, Leesport, PA.
Linda C. Friskey '80 married William
Vanderlinde in August 1992. She is a psychiatric
social worker at North Arundel Hospital in Glen
Burnie, MD, and practices psychotherapy in
Towson. Her husband is a senior engineer with the
U.S. Department of Defense.
Randy M. Kreider (Dr.) '80 served four years
as an Air Force family physician and is now medi-
cal director of the Slippery Rock (PA) Family
Practice Center. He is the physician in charge of
sports medicine and student health at Slippery
Rock University. He and his wife, Debra, have a
daughter, Ashley, 9.
Lisa E. Lancaster (Rev.) '80 went to work in
August 1992 at Central State Medical Center in
Freehold, NJ. She is director of pastoral care/hos-
pital chaplain, a new position at the hospital.
Linda Wilson Tus '80 and her husband, John,
welcomed a son, Alexander John, on May 25, 1992.
Carla Stauffer Buterbaugh '81 is complet-
ing her term as president of the Kodaly Educators
of Eastern Pennsylvania; she is an elementary mu-
sic teacher in the Eastern Lancaster County School
District. Carla and her husband, Michael '80, have
a son, Brian, 4.
Amy Pepple Christopher *81, a member of
the Huntingdon's Business and Professional
Women, has been named Young Career Woman
by District Five of the Pennsylvania Federation of
Business and Professional Women. Amy is the
editor for "People and Pastimes" for The Daily
Cheryl L. Cook '81 has returned to Pennsyl-
vania from Washington, D.C. to serve as assistant
to the National Farmers Union state president,
Robert Junk. She has served the past five years on
the lobbying staff; she is eager to get back to the
grass roots to help Pennsylvania farmers get in-
volved in sustaining their livelihoods, their natural
resources and their rural communities.
Pamela Shadel Fischer '81 is manager of
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member and public relations for the AAA New
Jersey Automobile Club in Florham Park. She is
also a freelance writer and consultant for numer-
ous non-profit organizations and was recently
named to the board of directors of the Morris
County YMCA in Cedar Knolls.
Suzanne M. Fisher '81 and Thomas M. Fries
were married August 22, 1 992, in Allegheny United
Church of Christ in Alleghenyville, PA. She is
pursuing a master's degree in reading at Kutztown
University, and is employed by the Reading School
District. Her husband is a dentist in practice with
his father in Shillington.
David L. Godshall '81 and Jo Ann welcomed
a daughter, Jessica Elaine, on July 14, 1992.
Jessica joins a brother. Tommy.
Krista M. Hoch Hontz '81 was married in
June 1990. She has two stepdaughters, Jennifer, 1 1
and Lindsay, 8. This is Krista's 10th year teaching
in the Nazareth Area School District; she is pres-
ently teaching second grade.
Mark A. Hornberger '81 was appointed com-
mercial loan officer at the Bank of Pennsylvania in
George D. Meyers '81 spent the past year and
a half in Orlando, FL, working at Universal Stu-
dios as a regular on the TV series "The Adventures
of Superboy." He also worked on several episodes
of "Swamp Thing," as well as doing television
commercials for GM, Massachusetts Electric and
McDonalds. He is currently working for DC Com-
ics and Warner Bros; he also appears regularly on
"As the World Turns." His plans include one more
season in Florida and then moving to Los Angeles.
Christine Lowther dinger '81, a chemist
with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
recently presented a paper at the annual meeting of
the Society of Quality Assurance. Chris and Craig
'81 reside in Silver Spring, MD. Craig is an
assistant chief accountant with the Securities and
Exchange Commission. They welcomed their first
child, Douglas, on August 2, 1991.
Michael G. Scolamiero '81 is executive di-
rector for the Chorale Arts Society of Philadel-
phia, a 150-voice symphonic chorus that recently
completed its third recording with the Philadel-
phia Orchestra, led by Charles Dutoit. The all-
Rachmaninoff program will be released next year
on the Decca label.
John P. Shott '81 works as a legislative assis-
tant to Pennsylvania State Sen. John Peterson of
Venango County. He also serves on the Lebanon
City School Board and represents the Lebanon
School District on the Lancaster-Lebanon Inter-
mediate Unit 13 Board of Directors.
Bernard F. Stellar '81 is in his fourth year as
director of bands at Mt. Carmel (PA) Area Junior-
Senior High School. He began his music career
with the Mt. Carmel Area High School Mounties
in the early 1970s, and spent seven years in the
drum section before graduation and coming to
LVC. Since returning to Mt. Carmel, he has been
responsible for the high school marching band,
concert band, jazz band, junior band and pep band.
He writes all the music for the percussion section
in the marching band, and styles and teaches the
section. "This is a tough job — a lot of hours, but
the rewards are numerous," says Stellar.
Jill Shaffer Swanson '81, vice president of
development and human resources, Uni-Mart, Inc.,
was featured in an article in July 1992 Personnel
Journal regarding the firm's self-funded health
care plan. She was also featured in the August
1992 issue of Convenience Store People. She con-
tinues to perform locally (vocal and piano) and
gives private music lessons.
Kimberly A. Wright '81 was named assistant
manager of Corporate National Accounts, export
sales and textiles operations at Armstrong in
Elizabeth Murray Ayers '82 and Gregory, of
Goose Creek, SC, welcomed a daughter, Rachel
Elizabeth, on May 3, 1992.
Eva Greenawalt Bering '82 has received a
master's degree in nursing administration from
Widener University. She also holds a master's in
health care administration from Central Michigan
University and is a diploma graduate of St. Joseph
Hospital School of Nursing. She is employed by
the administrator of nursing practice for the Penn-
sylvania Nurses Association.
Marguerite "Marcie" Woodland Bock '82
has released an album of meditative flute music
for Morning Star Recording Studios. Titled "Grace
Notes," the album is the culmination of her years
of work in music, starting at age 5 with piano
lessons and continuing through marching band
and orchestra in high school. The album is avail-
able only from Marcie; her phone number is (908)
Donna Obetz Daneker '82 and Bob welcomed
a son, Scott Isaac, on February 17, 1992.
Charles J. Fischer '82 is a special education
teacher at Lord Stirling School in Basking Ridge,
NJ, and in his fifth season as varsity football coach
at Hanover Park High School.
Karen M. Gard '82 is employed by the Board
of Finance and Revenue in Harrisburg, PA. She
received a LL.M. in taxation from Temple Univer-
sity in May 1992.
Michael F. Gross (Dr.) '82 is employed by
Georgian Court College in Lakewood, NJ.
W. Philip Holzman '82 accepted the position
of associate in ministry at Evangelical Lutheran
Church of the Nativity in Reading, PA, on January
1, 1992. His responsibilities include music, edu-
cation and youth ministries; he previously served
in a similar capacity at St. John's Lutheran in
Reading. He continues to serve as dean of the
Join us for an alumni
June 17 -19, 1993
Join Lebanon Valley alumni for a visit
to the Hershey Museum of American
Life, lectures by college faculty and
friends, a bus trip to the Cornwall Fur-
nace Historic Site, and much more
during the alumni hostel on the cam-
pus of Lebanon Valley College.
For more information, call Diane
Wenger, director of alumni programs,
Reading Chapter, American Guild of Organists.
Joel A. Ronco '82 is a CPA for Abraham.
Borda & Co. in Easton, PA. Joel and Michelle
welcomed a daughter, Rebecca, on January 1 1 ,
Scott D. Smith '82 has been appointed princi-
pal of Gowanda (NY) Junior-Senior High School.
He currently holds a permanent certification in
music from the state of New York and is state-
certified as a school administrator and supervisor.
Timothy J. Smith '82 is employed as product
developer for VM Systems Group in Vienna, VA.
Tim and his wife, Sara Wardell Smith '85, have
two sons: Daniel, 3 1/2; and Christopher, bom
April 4, 1991.
Heidi Hartsock Sternberger '82 and Scott
welcomed a son, Christopher Ryan, on August 3 1 ,
1992. They live in Etters.
Brian W. Billies '83 owns and operates Ln-
Pak Services in Paterson. NJ, which specializes in
contract packaging and hand assembly of point of
purchase displays. He and Loraine Manning were
married in September 1992.
Susanne Harley Dombrowski '83 passed the
CPA examination during her first attempt in May
1992. She is on the professional staff of Pamela J.
Bazella, CPA, in Lancaster, PA.
Robert E. Lemke '83 and Carol welcomed a
daughter, Laura Ann, on September 17,1 992. Bob
is audit supervisor at the CPA firm of Patrusky
Mintz & Semel in New York.
Malik N. Momin (Dr.) '83 joined the staff of
Capital Area Pain Management Consultants in
Harrisburg, PA. He is an anesthesiologist quali-
fied to carry out implantation of devices for chronic
pain management. He published various research
projects and is board-eligible for the American
Board of Anesthesiology; he is a member of the
American Medical Association, the American So-
ciety of Anesthesiologists and the American Soci-
ety of Cardiovascular Anesthesia.
Thomas G. Myers '83 was named vice presi-
dent, research and strategic planning, for Pruden-
tial Property and Casualty Insurance Company.
He also serves as music director for Faith Re-
formed Church in Hazlet, NJ.
Patricia F. Weber '83 and Judson Rittenhouse
were married in October 1991 and honeymooned
in the Bavarian region of Germany for one month.
She is employed as the director's executive assis-
tant at the manufacturing center located at the New
Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark.
Cinda J. Gottshall '84 was promoted to man-
ager for Simon Lever & Company, CPAs, in Har-
risburg. She is a member of the American and
Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Ac-
Anthony R. Lamberto, Jr. '84 and Maria
Tursi Lamberto '86 welcomed a second son,
Angelo Carmen, on September 25, 1992.
Lisa Meyer Price '84 and Lee announce the
birth a son, Terrence Meyer Price, on June 3,
1992. Lisa completed an M.S. degree in library
and information science at Drexel University in
December 1991 and is seeking a public library
Dorothy "Hope" darling Plank '84 is the
home care/staffing consultant for Interim Health
Care in Norfolk, VA. She was nominated for the
(1992) World Who's Who of Women and Two
Thousand Notable American Women (1993).
Amy Barefoot Stenvall '84 has left Price
Waterhouse in Washington. D.C. and opened a
computer consulting business in Seattle, WA. where
she lives with her husband, Jon. and son, J. Gunnar,
born June 21, 1991.
Patricia Houseknecht Tracy '84 and Mark
welcomed a daughter, Megan Patricia, on Febru-
ary 8, 1992. Megan joins Valerie, 5. and Ben-
Stephen L. Wysocki '84 and Deborah
Dressier Wysocki '86 welcomed a daughter, Elise
Carol, on November 1, 1991. Elise joined brother
Eric, who was 2 in June.
Lori M. Yanci '84 is the pre-nursery teacher
I ages 1 8 months to 3 years ) at the Brookside School
in Sea Girt. NJ. She is enrolled in the certificate in
early intervention studies program in the graduate
school at Georgian Court College in Lakewood,
NJ. Upon completion, she will be certified to teach
children from birth to 5 years old with disabilities.
Lori is also involved in programs at the Computer
Center for People with Disabilities, located at Fam-
ily Resources Associates in Shrewsbury, NJ; as a
member she is able to learn the basics about com-
puters and improve her skills. She is also a volun-
teer in the pre-vocational program, which provides
teenagers with disabilities the opportunity to
develop necessary pre-vocational skills such as
typing and math.
Marilyn G. Alberian '85 and Harout B.
Aprahamian were married April 13, 1991, in New
Jersey. She is continuing in social work and is still
active in singing.
Richard D. Brode '85 graduated from Bethany
Seminary. He composed two hymn tunes for the
new Church of the Brethien/Mennonite hymnal,
released June 1992. Richard works as a music
writer/arranger for Clyde Balton Music in Chi-
cago and is organist at Chicago First Church of the
Kevin E. Bruck (Rev.) '85 is serving as pas-
tor of a United Methodist Church in Shermans
Dale, PA. with approximately 200 members. He
had served four churches on the Enders-Powell's
Valley charge in Halifax, PA. Kevin and Peggy
Leister Bruck '86 expanded their family with the
addition of Stephen Michael on December 27,
1990. Peggy is employed at Book-of-the-Month
Club as a programmer analyst.
Brooke W. Cutler '85 was named director of
nursing of Phoebe Berks Health Care Center in
Wemersville, PA. She is a member of the nursing
advisory boards of Reading Area Community Col-
lege and Alvernia College, and she is a former
director of nursing at the Mifflin Healthcare Cen-
ter in Cumru Township.
Jeffrey S. Gacono '85 was named top listing
agent for March and April by Prudential Gacono
Real Estate in Annville. He is also an instructor at
Harrisburg Area Community College's Lebanon
James H. Hollister (Rev.) '85 was appointed
to serve the Urbana Charge of the Baltimore An-
nual Conference of the United Methodist Church,
as of July 1, 1992.
Neill T. Keller '85 received a master's degree
in social work, specializing in employee assis-
tance programs (EAPs), in May 1992, from the
University of Maryland at Baltimore. He also com-
pleted an internship at America West Airlines EAP
in Phoenix. AZ. He has accepted a position as an
evaluation and triage specialist with Codama Inc.
in Phoenix, where he will be based in the emer-
gency department of Maricopa County Medical
John H. Kiefel '85 married Jacqueline T. Dean
on July 1 1, 1992, in Hartford, CT. He is an attor-
ney with Silverman. Clark and VanGalen, P.C., in
King of Prussia, PA. He was elected to
Downingtown Home Rule Charter Commission in
Michael E. Andrews (Dr.) '86 is an intern in
oral surgery at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Cleveland.
Jeffrey E. Boland '86 was promoted to con-
troller of Masonic Homes in Elizabethtown, PA.
The long-term care facility provides services to
over 1,000 residents.
Michael A. Deaven '86 received an M.S. de-
gree in counseling from Shippensburg University
in May 1992.
Donna Kubik '86 married John F.M. Evans
on July 2, 1989. They have two children, Martin
Edward, born August 3, 1991, and John Robert,
bom August 2, 1992. Donna was a first-grade
teacher for the Diocese of Rockville Center (NY)
until the birth of their second child.
Patricia Creasy Gehret '86 is taking a break
from her career in computer science to raise her
Lane C. Hess (Dr.) '86 is employed by
Mountville (PA) Chiropractic.
Linda Stockhaus '86 married John Diamanti
on June 14, 1986; a daughter, Elisa Marie, was
bom November 3, 1991.
Jean A. Zimmerman '86 and Joseph S. Scott
were married on May 16. 1992, in the Annville
United Methodist Church. She is employed by
Prime Physical Therapy in Philadelphia. Her hus-
band is employed by the Philadelphia National
Bank, International Division.
Kristi E. Cheney '87 and Paul Paulson '90
were married August 10, 1991. She works part-
time as a salesperson/secretary and hopes to gradu-
ate from Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work
Mark E. Clifford '87 and Nancy welcomed a
son, Kevin Mark, on August 2, 1992.
Annette Sthare Hess ' 87 and Marc A. Hess
'86 welcomed a son. Maxwell, on May 15, 1992.
Annette is an elementary music teacher at Blue
Be a part of the new
The Lebanon Valley College Alumni
Association is publishing a new
membership directory which will be
ready in July 1993. All alumni should
have received a questionnaire and
order form. It's not too late to return it
and place your order. Only alumni
can order, and this is the only
opportunity to purchase a directory.
If you do not wish to be included in
the directory, please notify the Alumni
Office in writing.
Mountain School District (PA).
K. Scott Kirk '87 is pursuing a second year of
internship in campus ministry at the University of
Wisconsin in Madison. The internship is part of his
master of divinity program at Princeton Theological
Seminary. He will return to Princeton next fall.
Eve R. Lindemuth '87 was accepted into a
graduate program and will be attending the Uni-
versity of Nancy's European Studies Program in
France during 1992-1993.
Karen L. Mackrides '87 is employed as an
account marketing representative with IBM in
Camp Hill, PA. She began working on her M.B.A.
at Lehigh University in September 1992.
Cynthia Smity Myers '87 and Tim welcomed
a son, Jacob Thomas, on May 12, 1992.
Laura E. Pence (Dr.) '87 received the Ph.D.
in inorganic chemistry from Michigan State Uni-
versity in August 1992. She is doing postdoctoral
research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technol-
ogy in bioinorganic chemistry on the binding of
platinum anti-tumor drugs to DNA.
Marguerite M. Salam (Dr.) '87 received her
M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in May
1 992. She is a resident in pathology at M.S. Hershey
Medical Center. She and her husband, M. An-
thony Kapolka '87, welcomed a son, Michael
Anthony Kapolka IV, on December 10, 1991.
Farrah Lyn Walker '87 graduated from the
Cornell Law School in 1991 and is an attorney
with the law firm of Miller, Johnson, Snell &
Cummiskey in Grand Rapids, MI.
Joanne M. Hoffman '88 married Thomas
Hunter. She is employed as a business analyst
(individual life product specialist) for CIGNA in
Lydia H. Neff '88 was awarded a fellowship
to participate in a four-week residential summer
institute, "The World of Leonardo DaVinci," spon-
sored by the Arts Foundation of New Jersey. The
institute was held on the campus of Rutgers Uni-
versity and was funded by the National Endow-
ment for the Humanities. Lydia is a teacher in the
Trenton public schools.
Lisa Russoniello '88 married Carl Sabatino
on August 1, 1992, at St. Christopher's Church in
Parsippany. NJ. Lisa teaches vocal music at
Whippany Park High School, and Carl teaches
instrumental at the same school.
Delia K. Sitaras '88 married Dr. Alexander
Terris on September 6, 1991, in Media, PA. She
received her master's degree in social services
from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of So-
cial Work and Social Research on May 17, 1992,
and is a medical social worker at Delaware County
Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill.
Susan J. Toland (Dr.) '88 is an information
specialist with ISI in Philadelphia.
Sharon Habecker Weaver '88 and Dennis
welcomed a son, Brent James, on April 6, 1991.
She taught chemistry at Manheim (PA) Central
High School until Brent was born.
Kenneth W. Gable '89 was selected as the
1 992 Employee of the Year at Holy Spirit Hospital
in Camp Hill, PA. He has held the positions of
staff technologist and assistant administrative di-
rector of the Department of Radiology, and is
currently administrative director. He is pursuing a
master's degree through the College of St. Francis.
Rodney H. Gingrich '89 has been awarded
the designation of CPA by the State Board of
Accountancy. He is employed as a staff accoun-
tant by Stambaugh Dorgan & Company, Inc. in
30 The Valley
Thomas G. Klukososki '89 is serving a third
year clerkship in general surgery at Rutgers
University's Robert Wood Johnson Medical
Laura K. Laudermilch '89 is a certified medi-
cal technologist at Geisinger Medical Center (main
campus) and was recently promoted to a first shift
position in the Hematology Department.
Joseph M. Lipinski '89 is sales manager for
Holiday Inn in Grantville, PA. He married Kathi
Wagner on July 4, 1992, in Palmyra.
Michael J. Pullman '89 passed the CPA exam
in November 1990 and works in the internal audit
department of Atochem, N.A., in Philadelphia.
Chad E. Saylor '89 was elected chairman of
the Pennsylvania State Young Republicans orga-
nizations at its biennial convention in Harrisburg;
he is also chairman of the Lebanon County Young
Republicans Club. Chad is a research analyst with
the Pennsylvania State Senate.
Lori J. Shenk '89 and Billy S. Ditzler were
married June 27, 1992, at the Lancaster Evangeli-
cal Free Church. She is employed by Conestoga
Valley School District. Billy is employed by Zook's
Flour Mill in Leola.
Michael J. Gillespie '86, September 13, 1992,
Wendy S. Bord '90 and Jeffrey King were
married July 25, 1992, in Messiah Lutheran Church,
Lebanon. Wendy is a pre-first-grade teacher for
the Elizabethtown Area School District. Jeffrey is
employed by Hershey Foods Corp.
Stephen D. Butz '90 received a bachelor's
degree in social work from the University of Penn-
sylvania and accepted a position with the Bucks
County Intermediate Unit as a school social worker.
Toni Salam Butz '90 is a middle school En-
glish teacher in North Penn School District,
Holly L. Deemer '90 and Scott F. Zieber '87
were married October 10, 1992, in Holy Trinity
Lutheran Church, Lebanon. Holly is branch man-
ager at Farmers Trust Bank in Palmyra. Scott is a
computer programmer at Gannett Fleming Inc. in
Marjorie A. "Meg" Early '90 is a fifth-grade
teacher at Fort Zeller Elementary School, ELCO
School District, Myerstown, PA.
Joann M. Giannettino '90 recently received
her master's degree. She is working as a private
therapist in Lewisburg, PA.
Tamara S. Groff '90 and Doug S. Brubaker
were married July 18, 1992, at the Hinkeltown
(PA) Mennonite Church. She is employed by
Solanco School District. Her husband is employed
by Gap Power Equipment.
Michelle S. Grube '90 is in her third and final
year of seminary. In June 1 992 she was ordained a
deacon in the Maine Conference of the United
Methodist Church. Upon graduation she will be
moving to Maine and serving a church full time.
Rory C. Hertzog '90 was promoted to com-
mercial loan officer at Farmers Bank located in
Cheryl L. Lambert '90 and Richard Endy
were married on June 27, 1992, in Whitehall, PA.
Cheryl teaches second grade in the East Stroudsburg
Michael A. McCranaghan '90 received an
M.S. in psychology from Shippensburg University
in May 1992.
Susan M. Partilla '90 and Joseph F. Rilatt
'91 were married July 18, 1992.
Rachel M. Snyder '90 and Christopher R.
Travel with the Alumni Association
Sail aboard the M/S Monarch of the Seas
June 20 - 27, 1993
Rates per person $1,584 - $1, 784
Visit the ports of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Bridgetown,
Barbados, Philipsburg, St. Maarten, Fort-de-France,
Martinique, Antigua, St. Thomas, St. John's and U.S.V.I.
Call Boscov's Travel Center at 1-800-782-5605.
Come tour the Emerald Isle
June 17 -July 1, 1993
$2,818 if there are 15 to 24 people
$2,528 if there are 25 people or more
Plan now to accompany Dr. Philip Billings, professor of English,
on another of his famous jaunts to England and Ireland.
Enjoy 6 days in England, 7 days in Ireland, plays, sites, and
a special one-day trip.
Write to Dr. Billings, c/o English Department,
Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA 17003
or call him at (717) 867-6245.
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Personal/professional news .
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LVC graduate for an Alumni Association
Citation? Please attach a description of your
service/college service achievements. Send
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Name and class year of nominee
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Your name and class year .
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Hills '91 were married July 25, 1992, in Balti-
more. Rachel is a fourth-grade teacher in the Balti-
more County School District.
Susan M. Spadjinske '90 is choral director at
Vernon (CT) Center Middle School. She is work-
ing on a master's degree in music education at
Central Connecticut State University.
Daniel B. Tredinnick '90 has been named
managing editor of the Perry County (PA) Papers.
Kristen L. Curran '91 and Adam C.
Hostetler '91 were married June 6, 1992, in St.
Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Lebanon. They
are both employed by Lancaster Laboratories, Inc.
Wendy C. Durham '91 and Eric M. Howson
'91 were married August 3, 1991, in Miller Chapel at
LVC by Dr. John A. Smith. They welcomed a son,
Mark D. Howson, on May 21, 1992. Wendy is em-
ployed as a secretary for The West Company in
Phoenixville. PA, and Eric is employed by Coatesville
Area School District as a third-grade teacher.
Jamie D. Meyer '91 and Bradley P. Yiengst
were married May 16, 1992, in Hebron United
Methodist Church, Lebanon. She is employed by
Lebanon Valley National Bank. Her husband is
employed by Hershey Chocolate U.S.A.
Colleen E. Martin '91 and Randy L. Mor-
gan '91 were married. Randy works for Ryegate
Show Services, a Pennsylvania company that main-
tains ranking systems for horse shows.
Jay M. Yoder '91 married Stephany Jo Hart
on June 27, 1992. He is employed by Walter L.
Robinson and Associates in Lancaster, as a nuclear
Paula J. Young '91 and Kevin L. Biddle "87
were married on June 27, 1 992, in Miller Chapel at
LVC. Paula is director of staff and curriculum at
Discovery School in Lebanon. Kevin is a seventh-
grade teacher in the Elizabethtown Area Middle
School, president/director of Encore Musical Pro-
ductions, Inc., in Annville and director of the LVC
Summer Dinner Theatre.
Alexander Zettlemoyer '91 and Michelle Ann
Neibert were married May 23, 1992, in Trindle
Springs Lutheran Church in Mechanicsburg, PA.
Alex is attending graduate school at West Chester
University. Michelle is employed by the State
Department of Public Welfare.
Ryan K. Bietsch '92 is employed as an unem-
ployment hearing representative at R. E.
Herrington, Inc. in Harrisburg.
Joanne C. Grajewski '92 and Jeffrey D.
Osborne '90 were married June 20, 1992. Joanne
is coaching field hockey at her alma mater, North-
west High School in Shickshinny, PA, and Jeff is
teaching mathematics at Bloomsburg High School.
Gregory A. High '92 was promoted and trans-
ferred from Leasing Representative for High
Associates, Ltd. to manager of sales and market-
ing for High Hotels, Ltd.
Mark A. "AK" Kapolka '92 began work in a
Ph.D. program with a teaching assistantship in the
biology department at the University of North
Michelle G. May '92 and Michael B. Bodine
'92 were married on July 1 8, 1 992, in Miller Chapel
at LVC. Michelle is employed by Eastern Lancaster
County School District.
Lori K. Rothermel '92 has been commis-
sioned a second lieutenant in the Air Force and
received a full military scholarship to medical
school. She began her studies in September 1992
at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.
32 The Valley
The collections in the
college's new library will
extend far beyond its walls.
As this architect's sketch
and model indicate, the
vision for Lebanon
Valley's new library is
rapidly becoming a real-
ity, with construction
scheduled to begin in the
summer of 1994.
The building will be a reconstruction
and expansion of the existing library, which
was built in 1956. When completed, the
structure will provide 43,000 square feet,
sufficient room to accommodate program
needs and to house its primary collection of
1 17,000 books and other materials.
This new library will not simply be an
expanded version of the old. Although the
building itself will serve as an information
hub and a repository for books and other
materials, the data and information will ex-
tend far beyond its walls — a fine example
of what Dr. Bernard R. Gifford of Apple
Computer has dubbed "the virtual research
library of the future." Via an electronic
network, students, faculty, administrators
and community members will have ac-
cess — from the library, their offices and
dorm rooms — to a tremendous amount of
information from around the world.
The college has already begun building
that virtual library — not with bricks and
mortar, but with technology. Over the past
three years, the first of the fiber optic links
that will eventually connect all academic
tive buildings to
the campus net-
jj work have been
a conduit for
fiber optic con-
nections to all residence halls has been
A CD Rom library catalog has been
installed as a precursor to a more complete
on-line system to be available when the
new library is opened. A unified catalog of
the one-million volumes in 18 colleges is
also available. A connection to the Internet
(a collection of networks used primarily for
research and education) provides access to
hundreds of library catalogs and data bases.
Until the fiber optic lines to the residence
halls are completed, students may access
both the CD Rom catalog and Internet
resources from their rooms using computer
modems and the college's telephone
Much remains to be done, however, to
complete the technological underpinnings
essential to the creation of a truly new,
electronic library. Of highest priority is the
planned total campus network, which will
give users access to libraries, data bases
and other networks throughout the world.
Officials estimate that will be well under
way by 1995, and the college's "library of
the future" will be its library of the present.
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