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LETTERS 



Send us your news 

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 
the editor. 

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 magazine. 

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 

Lebanon, PA 

Remembering Charlie 

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) 
Youngsville, PA 

Gratified graduate 

"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) 
Enola, PA 

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 
17003-0501. 



Alumni Calendar 



February 
23 Alumni Council Executive Committee 
Laughlin Hall Conference Room, 4 p.m. 

Class of 1953 Reunion Committee 
President's Dining Room, 5:30 p.m. 

Alumni Events Committee 

Snack Bar. Mund College Center, 7 p.m. 

March 
4 Class of 1948 Reunion Committee 
President's Dining Room, noon 

20 Class of 1968 Reunion Committee 
President's Dining Room, noon 

28 Class of 1988 Reunion Committee 
President's Dining Room, 3 p.m. 

Reception for alumni and friends in the 
Philadelphia region; Sheraton Valley Forge, 
King of Prussia, 4 to 6 p.m. 

30 Alumni Awards Committee 

Laughlin Hall Conference Room, 4 p.m. 



April 
6 Alumni Events Committee 
President's Dining Room, 7 p.m. 

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, 
5:30 p.m. 



May 

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. 

15 Commencement 

June 
17-19 Alumni Hostel 



Vol. 10, Number3 



Lebanon Valley College Magazine Winter 1993 



Departments 



Features 



13 NEWSMAKERS 

is NEWS BRIEFS 

20 SPORTS 

2i ALUMNI NEWS 

24 VALLEY VIEW 

25 CLASS NOTES 

Editor: Judy Pehrson 

Writers: 

Diane Wenger ('92), Class Notes 

Dr. Edna Carmean ('59) 

Laura Ritter Chandler 

John B. Deamer, Jr. 

Lois Fegan 

Nancy Fitzgerald 

Pamela Lambert ('93) 

Dennis Larison 

Seth Wenger ('93) 

Editorial Assistance: 
Glenn Woods ('51) 

Send comments or address changes to: 
Office of College Relations 
Laughlin Hall 
Lebanon Valley College 
101 N. College Avenue 
Annville,PA 17003-0501 

The Valley is published by Lebanon 
Valley College and distributed without 
charge to alumni and friends. It is 
produced in cooperation with the Johns 
Hopkins University Alumni Magazine 
Consortium. Editor: Donna Shoemaker; 
Designer: Royce Faddis. 

On the Cover: 

Detail from Dan Massad's "Stoneware,' 

a 1989 pastel on paper. 



A Magnificent Obsession 



11 



17 



33 



A nationally known artist, Dan Massad transforms the ordinary into the 
extraordinary through his painstaking precision. 

By Laura Ritter Chandler 

Making Connections 

Students and faculty members reach out to local schools to tutor, to teach, 
to inspire. 

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 
college-level science. 




A 

Magnificent 

Obsession 




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 
with food. 

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 



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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- 
pointments. 

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 & 
Marshall College. 

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 
response. 

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 



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"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 
for me." 

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. 



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"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," 
he says. 

"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 
vivid dream." 

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 
drawings." 

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. 



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Making 
Connections 



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- 
tary School. 



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 
honor roll." 

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 



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(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 
techniques. 

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 
activities. 

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 



Winter 1993 



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 
Partnership 

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 
intimidating." 

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." 



Intergenerational 
Laboratory Project 

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 
results. 

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 
work carefully." 

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." 



Elementary School 
Spanish Program 

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 



Winter 1993 



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 
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Quiz Bowl 



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 
little kids." 

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 
Clay Cup. 

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- 
ing encyclopedia." 

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 
really exciting." 

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 
authority!" 

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 



Valky Profile 

Seeking the 
Spiritual 

"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 
college chaplain. 

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 
the college. 

"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 
distinct advantages. 

"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- 
iature. 

"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 



Winter 1993 



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 
same way." 

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 



A Diversity 
of Callings 



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 
Methodist minister. 

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 
college chaplain. 

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 
this journey." 

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 



NEWSMAKERS 



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 
Georgetown, Texas. 

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. 

President's assistant 

Denise Smith has been appointed assistant 
to President John A. Synodinos. She was 
previously secretary in the Humanities 
Department. 

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. 

M.B.A. adviser 

Andrea Bromberg has been named aca- 
demic adviser for the M.B.A. program. 




Joseph Clapper 



Keeta Cole 



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. 

Counsels students 

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. 

Accounting professor 

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 
composition. 

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- 
ern California. 

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. 

Education professor 

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. 

Computer manager 

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. 

Administrative computing 

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 
substitute teacher. 

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. 

Brown honored 

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. 

Conducting honor 

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. 

PCCSA treasurer 

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. 

Trustees changes 

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 



NEWSBRIEFS 




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. 



China connection 

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. 

Best-kept secret 

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. 

Campaign progress 

The college's comprehensive campaign, 
called Toward 2001: Shaping the Future, 



Winter 1993 



15 




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. 

Carmeans honored 

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 
Hershey. 

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. 



Fledgling managers 

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 
the Pyrenees. 



16 The Valley 



Coming to 
America 



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 
often heated. 

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 mike. 

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 
America. 

The next night, a panel with widely 
divergent viewpoints held forth. The panel- 
ists were: 

• Larry Weinig, assistant commissioner for 
adjudication of the U.S. Immigration and 
Naturalization Service (INS) in Washing- 
ton, D.C.; 

• David Ray, public relations director of the 
Federation of Immigration Reform (FAIR) 
in Washington, which favors tightening im- 
migration laws; 

• Norman Lourie, of Harrisburg, a member 
of The Forum, a national lobbying group 
that favors liberalizing immigration; and 



• Maritza Luna, a Lebanon Valley student 
from Honduras. 

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 
learn German. 



Winter 1993 



17 



"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 
immigrants. 

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 
they want. 

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- 
ceptions." 

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 
million?" 

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. 
citizens. 

"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 
Oklahoma." 

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 
for more." 

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- 
tative. 

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. 



Winter 1993 



19 



S PORTS 



By John B. Deamer, Jr. 
Sports Information Director 

Football (7-3) 

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 
come-from-behind win. 

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 
Mention Teams. 

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 
Trenton State. 

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. 

Cross Country 

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 
country runner. 

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 



ALUMNI NEWS 



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 
first place. 

"It was not an auspicious start to my 
collegiate career," he recalls ruefully. "It 
sort of set the tone for what was a rough 
transition." 

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 
academic performance. 

"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- 
ting problems." 

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 
place there." 




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 
but exemplary. 

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. 



The Strong, 
Silent Type 

BySethWenger('93) 

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 



Winter 1993 



21 




Waiting for 
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 
anything." 

Seth Wenger ('93) is editor of La Vie 
Collegienne. 



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 
cancer's progress. 

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 
do so." 

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, 
PA 17566. 

— 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 
individuals: 

■ 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 
Alumni Council. 

■ 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 
Lebanon. 



■ 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 
Standards Committee. 



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: 



Le Jardin-Furique 

Scenes from Childhood, from 

5 Pieces for Children 
Barbara Kolb Beittel, piano 



Ravel 



Pinto 



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 
Carolina. 

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 
from music." 

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. 



Winter 1993 



23 



VALLEY VIEW 



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 
those areas. 



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 
path! 

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 
stop wondering. 

Steve Roberts ('65) is president of the 
Alumni Association. 




Alumni Leaders 
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 
residents. 

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 
wife, Glenda. 

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). 



Steve Roberts 



24 The Valley 



CLASSNOTES 



Pre-1940s 



News 

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 
gardening. 

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, 
CA. 

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 
Internal Medicine. 



Deaths 

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, 
1992. 

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. 

1940s 



News 

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." 



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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 
of Christ. 

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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& Calling all 
^•Miy overseas alumni! 

The spring 1 993 issue of The Valley 
will feature stories on the college's 
international alumni. Please let us 
know where you are and what you 
are doing. Send information and 
photos (include a phone or fax 
number) by April 1 to: 

Judy Pehrson 

Editor, The Valley 

Lebanon Valley College 

Annville, Pennsylvania 17003-0501 

You may fax information to her at 
(717)867-6035. 



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. 

Deaths 

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. 

1950s 

News 

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. 

Deaths 

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. 

1960s 

News 

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 
grade. 

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 
America. 

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. 

Deaths 

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. 

1970s 

News 

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 
Orchestra. 

Nancy L. Thayer '70 married John D. Tallman. 
They are partners in their own business, Tallman 
Aerial Spraying & Seeding in Dauphin, PA. They 
also farm. 



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 
Fayetteville, AR. 

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- 
tral Pennsylvania. 

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 
Orchestra. 

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 
Sextimus. 

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 
Station, PA. 

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 
Preston. 

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 
Insurance Company. 

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- 



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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, 
PA. 

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 
children. 

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 
Oakland, CA. 

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 
County. 

Selene W. Wilson '77 teaches elementary sci- 
ence to grades K-4 at the Shipley School in Bryn 



Mawr, PA. 

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. 
CA. 

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 
oldies band. 

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 
Medical Center. 

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 
16, 1991. 

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- 
sylvania. 

Sharon Green Lawton '79 and Rich wel- 
comed a daughter, Christine Nicole, on March 15, 
1992. 

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 
11, 1992. 

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. 
Germany. 

John M. Sultzbaugh '79 is plant engineer at 
Hudson Power II, a new co-generation plant in 
Franklin, VA. 



1980s 

News 

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 
Electronics, Lewistown. 

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 
News. 

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 
Reading. 

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 
Lancaster. 

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) 
359-0388 

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 

hostel weekend 
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, 
(717)867-6321. 



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 , 
1992. 

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- 
countants. 

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 
position. 

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 



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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- 
jamin, 3. 

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 
Brethren. 

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 
campus. 

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 
Center. 



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 
November 1991. 

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 
son, Joshua. 

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 
in 1993. 

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 
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Association is publishing a new 
membership directory which will be 
ready in July 1993. All alumni should 
have received a questionnaire and 
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and place your order. Only alumni 
can order, and this is the only 
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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 
Bloomfield, CT. 

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 



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York, PA. 

Thomas G. Klukososki '89 is serving a third 
year clerkship in general surgery at Rutgers 
University's Robert Wood Johnson Medical 
School. 

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. 

Death 

Michael J. Gillespie '86, September 13, 1992, 



1990s 

News 

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, 
Lansdale, PA. 

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 
Camp Hill. 

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 
Hanover, PA. 



Cheryl L. Lambert '90 and Richard Endy 
were married on June 27, 1992, in Whitehall, PA. 
Cheryl teaches second grade in the East Stroudsburg 
School District. 

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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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 
medical physicist. 

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 
Carolina. 

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 




Coming: 
Library of 
the Future 

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 



and administra- 
tive buildings to 
the campus net- 
jj work have been 
established, and 
a conduit for 
fiber optic con- 
nections to all residence halls has been 
provided. 

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 
system. 

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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