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Lebanon Valley College Magazine 



Winter 1994 



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The Belle 
of Annville 



Julie Harris Brings 



Alumni Events 1994 



Feb. 12 2 p.m. Hot Dog Frank Day 
Basketball (LVC vs. Susquehanna) 
Feb. 19 7-10 p.m. Harrisburg Regional 
Event, Harrisburg Marriott 
March 1 Awards Committee 6 p.m., 
Carnegie Board Room 
March 20 Baltimore Regional Event, 
Cross Keys Inn 

March 22 Scholarship Luncheon 
April 29-30 and May 1 Alumni Week- 
end and Spring Arts Festival. Individual 
reunions being planned by the Class of 
'49, '54, '59, '79, '84 and '89 
April 30 All Alumni Dinner Dance, 
Lantern Lodge 

May 1 Reunion Worship Service, 
Annville United Methodist Church 
May 14 Commencement 
June 16-18 Alumni Hostel 
Sept. 23-25 Family Weekend 
(formerly Parents Weekend) 
October 22 Homecoming and Hall of 
Fame Day 
December 10 New York City Bus Trip 



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Vol. 11, Number 3 



The Valley 

Lebanon Valley College Magazine Winter 1994 J 



Departments 



Features 



l? NEWSMAKERS 

20 NEWS BRIEFS 

22 SPORTS 

23 ALUMNI NEWS 
26 CLASS NOTES 



Editor: Judy Pehrson 

Writers: 

Glenn Woods ('51), Class Notes 

John B. Deamer, Jr. 

Nancy Fitzgerald 

Laura Chandler Ritter 

Diane Wenger ('92) 



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; Production: 
Lisa Dempsey 

On the Cover: 

One of the nine characters that Julie Har- 
ris portrayed during her December 1993 
appearance with the Authors & Artists 
series on campus was Mary Todd Lin- 
coln, depicted here in a portrait (artist 
unknown) from the college's Dr. 
Woodrow S. Dellinger Lincoln Collec- 
tion. Photograph by Dennis Crews. 



Star of Stage, Screen and Classroom 

During her three days on campus, actress Julie Harris enchanted 
students and the community alike. 

By Laura Chandler Ritter 



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Catalyst for a Career 



A supportive atmosphere — and the chance to do research — gives 
women chemistry majors that extra advantage. 

By Nancy Fitzgerald 



A Quiet Presence 

The Lebanon Valley Auxiliary for 75 years has been making 
campus life more comfy. 

By Laura Chandler Ritter 



It's Never Too Late 

These 500 adults yearn to learn. And Lebanon Valley makes it 
convenient for them to earn the degree they want. 

By Judy Pehrson 




For adults nervous about taking a college course, one continuing ed 
student offers this advice: Just do it. 



Star of Stage, 
Screen and 
Classroom 

Actress Julie Harris brought 
her special brand of magic 
to the campus and commu- 
nity during a three-day visit. 

By Laura Chandler Ritter 



It is a bitter cold night in De- 
cember, the coldest of the year 
so far. Yet the glossy, narrow 
pews of Miller Chapel begin 
filling nearly an hour before 
actress Julie Harris is sched- 
uled to appear. Some 500 
people crowd in for the per- 
formance, offering Harris a thundering 
ovation even before she speaks. 

Harris loves adventure: She thrills to 
journeying to unknown places and voy- 
aging upon stormy seas. She told one class 
of Lebanon Valley students that had she 
been a boy living in Melville's time, she 
would have shipped out on a whaling 
ship. Her performance in Miller Chapel is 
itself a sort of adventure, as she portrays 
nine extraordinary women, each one 
drawn from a different play, each one a 
classic in her own right. Seven are char- 
acters she recalls from various moments 
in her long career, which encompasses 
award-winning performances on stage, in 
movies and on television. Two are char- 
acters she has not portrayed, but whom 
she nevertheless seems to know as though 
she had. 

The first is 12-year-old Frankie 
Addams, from Carson McCullers's The 
Member of the Wedding. Harris once told 
an interviewer that the role of Frankie was 
"the beginning of everything big for me." 




Portraying nine characters and talking with students, Julie Harris made literature come alive. 



"All people belong to a 'we' except 
me, and not to belong to a 'we' makes 
you too lonesome," Frankie says, explain- 
ing the dilemma of human alienation with 
the searing honesty of childhood. Though 
some four decades have passed since Har- 
ris first portrayed Frankie in 1950, she 
recaptures the pure simplicity of this hon- 
esty with a performance that transfixes 
the audience. 

With hardly a pause between charac- 
ters, Harris next portrays Joan of Arc, 
from Lillian Hellman's adaptation of a 
play by Jean Anouilh. Standing behind a 
large podium without even the smallest 
prop, Harris the actress all but vanishes, 
replaced by a tragic child warrior strug- 
gling to make peace with her God. 



Dressed in black, wearing virtually no 
makeup and reading from large sheaves, 
Harris embarks on an adventure on the 
Miller Chapel stage, a journey that seems 
fraught with difficulty. Yet for two straight 
hours, without intermission, she intro- 
duces her characters: quirky and delight- 
ful Hannah Jelks from Night of the Iguana, 
Mary Tyrone from Long Day's Journey 
into Night, Linda Loman from Death of a 
Salesman and Mary Todd Lincoln from 
The Last of Mrs. Lincoln. 

Then come three intrepid women 
drawn from plays written for the actress 
by her friend, playwright William Luce: 
Charlotte Bronte, Karen Blixen (Isak 
Dinesen) and, finally, Emily Dickinson. 

Before an audience that barely stirs in 



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the chapel's bare pews, Harris presents 
these women as one would dear friends, 
people whose character and ideas are im- 
portant to her, people who ought to be 
remembered, even if these qualities are 
not obvious at first glance. Her perfor- 
mance draws on a remarkable talent to 
reveal the strength and integrity of these 
characters, to make them believable be- 
cause she so clearly believes in them. 

Her performance scintillates with the 
skill that has made her one of the most 
honored and respected actresses in the 
nation. She has won five Tony awards for 
her work on Broadway, a number unsur- 
passed by any other performer. She has 
been nominated nine times for television's 
Emmy Awards, and won twice; she has 
won a Grammy Award and numerous 
other honors. Her career also includes a 
seven-year, prime-time stint in the CBS 
series "Knots Landing." 

Throughout her career, critics have 
used words like "luminous" and "bril- 
liant" to describe Harris's work. Her per- 
formance at Miller Chapel demonstrated 
the same quality of radiance and light. 

Harris's visit was her third appearance 
in the Authors & Artists series. She was 
invited by longtime series organizer Jim 
Woland, who said he "fell in love" with 
the actress in the early 1960s, while lying 
on the floor of his grandmother's living 
room. "My grandmother was the one with 
the television," he said. "I was totally 
mesmerized. Julie was starring in 'Victoria 
Regina,' for which she won an Emmy 
Award. During the performance, she ages 
over 50 years. It was incredible to sit on 
the floor and watch it happen." 

In 1981, still enchanted by the theater, 
Woland was directing a group of Palmyra 
High School students in The Belle of 
Amherst, Luce's one-woman play about 
Dickinson. In Woland' s production, each 
young woman would take a turn portray- 
ing the poet. Woland wrote to Luce, and 
learned that the playwright had written 
another play for Harris, about Charlotte 
Bronte. Following up the letter to Luce 
with one to Harris, Woland invited her to 
appear in the Authors & Artists series, 
which was then held at Palmyra. 

Perhaps no one was more amazed than 



he when she wrote back four days later to 
say she'd perform the Bronte piece, and 
to suggest dates. 

During her visit to Lebanon Valley, 
Harris recalled how, for that 1981 ap- 
pearance, Woland had told her the stu- 
dents would build sets for her portrayal of 
the British novelist, who spent most of 
her life in her father's isolated parsonage. 
Arriving at Palmyra High School, 
Harris was stunned when she viewed the 
students' effort. 

"I was horrified. What I saw was a 
street in Haworth, the outside of all the 
buildings. They were wonderful sets, but 
I did the play from a small sitting room, 



Harris's three days on campus were 
packed with appearances before 
classes in poetry, American lit- 
erature and theater arts, as well as the 
Miller Chapel performance and an evening 
reception and reading at Kreiderheim, the 
president's home. 

Several times, and in several ways, 
she seemed to exhort the students to dis- 
cover their world and to pursue it whole- 
heartedly, with all their energy. She 
encouraged her young audiences to find 
something they love, and then do it. "What 
you like to do will attract somebody else," 
she says, which also describes the way 
she leaps into her roles. 



"Extraordinary power is what 

acting is all about. Once a 

performance starts, it should be 

for you and for the audience 

like your last day on Earth. 

You can t pretend." 



indoors. I couldn't do it standing in front 
of all those buildings," she said. 

As she watched, "the buildings opened 
up and there inside was the sitting room," 
Harris recalled, her smile bringing back 
the sense of relief she felt at that moment. 
"I realized right then I was in the hands of 
a great craftsman." 

Harris in 1982 returned to Palmyra to 
perform The Belle of Amherst. And in 
December, she found time for this third 
visit to Authors & Artists, now held on 
campus. She came during a brief break 
between performing in Timothy Mason's 
off-Broadway play, The Fiery Furnace, 
and taking off for England, where she 
will play the part of Rhett Butler's mother 
in a television miniseries based on 
Scarlett, the sequel to Gone with the Wind. 



"Extraordinary power is what acting 
is all about," she says. "Once a perfor- 
mance starts, it should be for you and for 
the audience like your last day on Earth. 
You can't pretend." 

In her own case, Harris says she must 
identify with something in the heart of a 
character she portrays. "I don't know how 
it comes about; it's a mystery. You find 
what you love and you have to work from 
there." 

Known for her exhaustive efforts to 
research a role, Harris tells the students 
that she likes to work "from the outside 
in," which makes her something of a ren- 
egade according to some schools of act- 
ing. In the case of Dickinson, Harris says, 
she began with a portrait. "I feel moved 
by her portrait; she has an interesting 



Winter 1994 



Always a Survivor 



In a moving moment at the beginning of 
her visit, Julie Harris spoke to members of 
the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition. 
This newly formed group is part of a larger 
National Breast Cancer Coalition, which 
recently completed a successful petition 
drive requesting 
President Clinton 
to place breast can- 
cer on the national 
health agenda. 

Harris, who lost 
a breast to cancer 
13 years ago, told 
the women it was 
the first time she 
had spoken before 
a group about her 
experience. 

"I never was 
sick. I just had a 
lump, which I dis- 
covered myself," 
she said. She went 
to a doctor, who 
told her she needed immediate surgery. 

"But I'm working!" she replied. "Can't 
it wait two or three months?" Told it could 
not wait even a week, Harris was amazed. 
"I wasn't sick. I didn't feel any different 
at all," she said. Nevertheless, she under- 
went a biopsy, followed by an immediate 
modified mastectomy and then a year of 
chemotherapy. 

"I wasn't even sick from the chemo," 
Harris said. "I didn't even lose my hair. 
I wasn't sick, and I worked every day of 
that year. I think I was very blessed that I 
had an easy time," she added. 

But for four years before the cancer, 
her life was anything but easy. "I was 
under great personal strain," she said. 
"My knees were shaking, I was driven. 
Perhaps the cancer was saying to me, 




'Stop! You're killing yourself!'" she said. 
Harris believes that a macrobiotic diet 
can be helpful to people suffering from 
cancer. She recommended eliminating 
coffee, caffeine, sugar, meat and dairy 
products from the diet, and adding miso 
and tofu. 

"At first tofu 
and miso seemed 
hopeless to me. 
But if you study 
them and get in a 
class, they can be 
very interesting," 
she said. 

Following sur- 
gery, she warned, 
"the gloom is 
something you 
have to be careful 
of." It's important 
to have a group to 
share your feelings 
with, she added. 
"Anger and frus- 
tration create a chemical in the body — I 
call it bile — that is bad for us." 

On the other hand, finding joy in one's 
work and keeping a positive outlook con- 
tribute to good health, she observed. 

"Sharing is so important. It helps to 
relieve the burden. Sharing is one of the 
answers that help get rid of the pain," 
Harris said. 

Pat Halpin-Murphy, coordinator of the 
Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition, 
thanked Harris for her encouragement, 
and pinning a pink ribbon on Harris's 
lapel, invited her to become an honorary 
member. The ribbon was placed next to 
the small red AIDS ribbon the actress 
was wearing. 

"You can call on me whenever you 
want," Harris said. 



mouth.... There is a little soul in there 
that is beautiful and moving." 

For Harris, knowledge of the details 
points her towards an understanding of 
character. She read and re-read 
Dickinson's letters, studied the kinds of 
pens she used and what her shoes were 
like. "You put on the right shoes, and you 
feel something," Harris says. "I can't see 
how it doesn't help." 

Asked if she has a favorite role, Harris 
says she has loved almost all of them, 
including the recent role in The Fiery 
Furnace, which closed shortly before her 
arrival at the college. She pauses briefly, 
as if searching for a word, and then she 
turns and begins to tell a story about truth- 
fulness and faith. 

It is a long story, and she is well into it 
before many watching her realize she is 
performing a scene from Mason's play. 
But the audience, from high school cheer- 
leaders in pleated skirts to college faculty 
members, is barely breathing; even a 
photographer's shutter stops clicking. The 
emotion rises until Harris is in tears, and 
then almost as suddenly as she began, she 
brings her performance to a close. "Those 
words are powerful," she remarks sim- 
ply, as the room explodes with applause. 

Answering questions, Harris slips fre- 
quently into examples from the many roles 
she has played, rarely speaking about her- 
self. As one student put it later, "You 
didn't really know she had already started 
a scene from a play, and then she could 
end it and be herself again." 

In an evening poetry class, Harris ex- 
pands on her fascination with Emily 
Dickinson. Harris is petite, with small 
hands and a delicate face dominated by 
large eyes that widen as she becomes ab- 
sorbed in what she is saying. Her fawn- 
colored hair curves softly around her face, 
a fringe of bangs falling to the top of her 
large, deep-blue glasses. 

She pages quietly through a thick vol- 
ume of Dickinson's poetry, searching out 
a particular poem. She pauses a moment; 
sitting in the middle of the room, she 
looks fragile, and somehow unremark- 
able. Then, like a bird perched unobtru- 
sively on a branch that suddenly 
relinquishes all camouflage and bursts into 



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Harris captivated students and the public 
alike. Jim Woland (below) has worked 
with the actress on all three of her appear- 
ances with the Authors & Artists series 
that he directs. 



"All that within us that says 

I shouldn't do it, but I must: 

I can't do it, but I will. " 




a startling song, Harris begins to read. 

Her voice seems to glide over puzzling 
words, emphasizing only the ones that 
carry the meaning she wants to share. 
Although Dickinson died in 1 886, Harris 
somehow shows her work is packed with 
meaning for today. "It's like Shakespeare," 
Harris explains. "It never grows old." 

Harris tells how she was drawn to 
Dickinson after reading her letters, "those 
first schoolgirl letters." Dickinson at- 
tended Mt. Holyoke, which at the time 
was a religious school where students were 
expected to "come to God." 

In spite of a religious upbringing and 
her deeply religious parents, Dickinson 
never felt called to come forward, and 
never declared she had "come to God," 
Harris says. 

"This little girl said, 'No, I can't do 
that.' She never did 'come to God.' That 
amazed me, that awareness of herself and 



her temper- 
ament." Dick- 
inson kept a Bible 
and a copy of 
Shakespeare next 
to her bed, but she 
"had to worship 
God in her own 
way," Harris says. 
As she speaks, 
she bursts into 
lines of poetry that 
illustrate the 
points she makes 
about Dickinson's 
life. She is clearly 
fascinated by what 
she calls "a little girl's voice coming out, 
evolving into this great poet." 

Harris is asked why the New England 
poet who wrote with such a liberated 
feeling never left her very conservative 
family and chose to live with them all 
her life. 

"She didn't try to get away from them," 
Harris replies. "She loved them, they 
were her world. She didn't want to leave 
them." 

Though Dickinson never married, it 
seems there were men in her life whom 
she really loved. "Several people she loved 
died, or it just didn't work out," Harris 
observes. "But if she had accepted life 
with a man, she might not have written 
what she wrote. Writing became the most 
important thing for her." 

Another student notes how some 
poems are so obscure and frustrating that 
he sometimes wants to throw the 



book in the wastebasket. He asks if at the 
outset, Harris had had difficulty with 
Dickinson's work. 

"I was hooked from the beginning," 
she replies, but she adds that poetry often 
requires work. To understand a line like: 
"A newer Sevres pleases, old ones crack," 
Harris explains, one must know that 
Sevres is a kind of porcelain. 

"You have to look up a lot, but it is fun. 
I like to be educated.... There are poems 
that are obscure, like secrets. You simply 
have to study, study and study some more. 
Some of her poems seem very difficult, 
but stick with her. She's worth it." 

In still another class, this time on 
American literature, Harris listens as 
students describe the books they have 
read. One student is less than enthusiastic 
about Melville's Moby Dick, explaining 
that it contains too much detailed descrip- 
tion of whaling and whaling ships. Harris 
listens attentively, but she obviously loves 
the book. She describes her trip to a whal- 
ing museum and her fascination with the 
primitive boats that whalers used. "I loved 
all the explanation and descriptions," she 
says. "The more I know, the more excit- 
ing it becomes.... [Moby Dick] is thrill- 
ing to me, the idea of this huge animal 
taking everybody for a ride. I don't know 
how anybody survived." 

Indeed, one wonders how, at 68, Har- 
ris continues not only to survive the 
grueling schedule she sets, but to survive 
it with enthusiasm, an enthusiasm for 
truthfulness and authenticity that she 
shares so openly with others. 

She seems to thrive on challenge, on a 
spirit of adventure that for her seems to 
define life: "All that within us that says I 
shouldn't do it, but I must: I can't do it, 
but I will." 

In her case, it is easy to imagine that 
whatever challenge or adventure next 
comes her way, she will meet it with arms 
outstretched, study it from its outside to 
its essence and thrill just to be part of it. 

Laura Chandler Ritter is a Lebanon-based 
freelance writer who contributes regu- 
larly to The Valley. 



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Catalyst 
for a Career 









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Yvonne D'Uva 
performs an experi- 
ment in a freshman 
chemistry lab. 



These women chemistry 
majors found the right 
formula at the Valley: 
rewarding research that 
spurred them on to earn 
a Ph.D. 

By Nancy Fitzgerald 



Many 18-year-olds, when 
they first get to college, 
aren't quite sure what 
they want to do with their 
lives, or even what 
courses to sign up for that first semester. 
Others know exactly what track they're 
on — like Joanie Hevel, who arrived on 
campus in Annville as a freshman in 
September 1984. 

"I don't remember this at all," Hevel 
explains, "but Dr. Moe says that when I 
registered for my freshman classes, he 
asked me what I wanted to do when I 
graduated. He said I didn't bat an eye or 
miss a beat — I just answered, 'I want to 
get my Ph.D. in chemistry and go into 
chemical research.'" Whether Dr. Owen 
Moe, professor of chemistry, recalls the 
event with the detached mind of a scien- 
tist or engages in a little selective editing 
of his memory, we'll probably never 
know. 

But the fact is that Dr. Joanie Hevel 
('88), postdoctoral fellow at the Univer- 
sity of California at Berkeley, is now con- 
ducting research under a grant she 



received from the 
National Institutes of 
Health (NTH). 

'To me, research 
is exciting," Hevel 
says. "The questions 
are always new. 
Biochemistry has 
intrigued me ever 
since I got to Leba- 
non Valley and first 
heard of it I liked 
chemistry enough to 
think that if you 
paired it up with 
biology, it would 
make a really interesting field." 

Hevel, who graduated with a double 
major in chemistry and biochemistry, is 
typical of other chem majors who credit 
the warm, supportive atmosphere at the 
Valley with nurturing their success. That's 
an obvious advantage of a small, liberal 
arts college. But in other ways, Lebanon 
Valley College is pretty atypical. Though 
it graduates only a handful of chemistry 
majors in any given year, it ranks in the 
top 4 percent of nearly 1,000 institutions 
in the number of chemistry graduates who 
go on to receive Ph.D.s. And the Office 
of Technology Assessment, a federal 
agency, included Lebanon Valley in its 
list of the 100 most productive institu- 
tions in science and engineering. 

What is even more remarkable, of all 
LVC chemistry graduates, over 40 per- 
cent are women, compared to approxi- 
mately 25 percent nationwide. In addition, 
four recent women graduates have won 
prestigious national fellowships: three 
postdoctoral fellowships from NTH and 
one predoctoral fellowship from the 
Howard Hughes Foundation. 



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Some 40 percent of the college's 
chemistry graduates are women, 
compared to 25 percent nationally. 



What are the reasons behind these 
remarkable numbers? Moe believes it's the 
Valley's emphasis on having students carry 
out original research as part of their educa- 
tion. "The centerpiece of that, of course, 
has been our summer research program," 
Moe explains, "which has been going on 
every year since 1948. Our ballpark esti- 
mate is that of the students who partici- 
pate, about 85 percent have gone on to 
earn higher degrees in chemistry at the 
master's or doctoral level. When they start 
working on research — the non-textbook, 
real aspects of chemistry — they start get- 
ting interested in going on and doing more. 
And our attitude has been to encourage 
them to go as far as they can go." 

The chance to do research was the spark 
that got Joanie Hevel going. "My experi- 
ence at Lebanon Valley was unique," she 
says. "I got a lot of exposure to research 
that I wouldn't have had at a larger institu- 
tion. But there was no discrimination and 
no special treatment. My professors just 
never gave any indication that I was less of 
a chemist because I was a woman." 

This hands-on approach, contends 
Hevel, gets students — men or women — 
excited about chemistry and thinking 
about graduate school. At Lebanon Val- 
ley, there's plenty to get their hands on. 
"We have a collection of instruments as 
complete as you would find anywhere," 
explains Moe, including a nuclear mag- 
netic resonance (NMR) spectrometer. "In 
the past eight years, we've received 30 
grants, totaling around $700,000, to sup- 
port research, new instruments, curricu- 
lum development and upper-level lab 
experiments," he adds. 

Once the students have gotten their 
feet wet, Lebanon Valley sends them out 
into the world- — and brings the world of 
chemistry to them. "Not only do we bring 
in speakers — about six or seven every 
year," Moe continues, "but we also en- 
courage our students to publish their find- 
ings in professional journals and to present 
them at conferences. That takes them to 
scientific meetings and shows them what 
the scientific world is like." 

For women chem graduates at Leba- 
non Valley, there's definitely a chemical 
reaction, and we wanted to find out what's 



behind it We spoke with some recent 
alumnae of the Valley's chemistry pro- 
gram, all of whom have completed — or 
are just finishing up — a doctorate. What 
did they experience at Lebanon Valley 
that inspired them to forge ahead in a 
field that women do not often enter? What 
have they accomplished to date? 



and is now employed by the Dow Chemi- 
cal Company. Her specialty is — you 
guessed it — chemometrics, the applica- 
tions of mathematics to gain more infor- 
mation from chemical data. "I work in the 
analytical lab," she explains, "where we're 
responsible for all the analytical measure- 
ments on incoming raw material. We make 





"We weren't singled 
out at the Valley. 
They treated us as 

—Dr. Mary Beth Seasholtz {'87) 







Unlike Joanie Hevel, Mary Beth Seasholtz 
arrived at the Valley with no clear-cut 
plans for her future. "I never really 
declared a major until my junior year," 
she recalls. "I thought, 'Well, I'll just go 
along as long as I can, and then decide.'" 
By the time she graduated in 1987, with a 
double major in math and chemistry, she 
had made some decisions that surprised 
many people, including herself. 

"As a student, I belonged to the Ameri- 
can Chemical Society," she says, "and 
one month in the newsletter there was a 
letter to the editor from a graduate stu- 
dent at the University of Washington. He 
was talking about chemometrics, and it 
sounded kind of interesting. Dr. [Donald] 
Dahlberg suggested I write to the student 
about it, and he wrote back, and that's 
how I learned that chemometrics even 
existed. It was so cool — a year and a half 
later, I had enrolled in the Ph.D. program 
at Washington, and when I went out there 
I finally met that student." 

Seasholtz received her Ph.D. in ap- 
plied math and analytical chemistry from 
the University of Washington in Seattle, 



sure everything is on spec, that products 
are what they say they are and that EPA 
standards are being followed." She just 
finished her first year with Dow in Baton 
Rouge, Louisiana, and in December 1993 
was transferred to the company's analyti- 
cal lab in Midland, Michigan. 

How did her experience at Lebanon 
Valley affect her decision to venture out 
into the male-dominated field of chemis- 
try — and the new specialty of chemo- 
metrics? "There was no special way that 
women were nurtured at Lebanon 
Valley," Seasholtz insists. "I don't feel 
that women should be singled out — and 
the reason I feel that way is because we 
weren't singled out at the Valley. They 
treated us as equals. 

"And they were very good at acknowl- 
edging that the world is interdiscipli- 
nary — they encouraged me to find a way 
to mix math and chemistry. I didn't seem 
to fit into any one area very well, so my 
teachers encouraged me to do something 
with the interests I had. I didn't really 
know what I was looking for, but in the 
end I found it." 



Winter 1994 



Did you ever see those 
Saturday-afternoon 
movies where Godzilla 
towered above the sky- 
scrapers of Tokyo, or 
Hans Solo piloted the Millennium Falcon 
through hyperspace at breakneck speed? 
You knew the monsters and the space- 
ships on the screen were only models, but 
they looked like the real thing, and were 
just as exciting. 

In a way, that's what Dr. Laura Pence 
('87) does in her lab at the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology (MIT). "We've 
been working on making models of man- 
ganese atoms. We know that somehow 
manganese atoms are working with the 
light in photosynthesis to make oxygen, 
but we're not sure how. Hopefully, this 
will tell us. If you can take something so 
small as a compound and make it look 
like something big, then you can look at it 
more carefully, and understand it better." 

Pence came to her lab at MIT, where 
she's a postdoctoral fellow, by way of 
Michigan State University in East Lan- 
sing, where she received her Ph.D. in 
inorganic chemistry in 1992. But she 
learned her way around a lab at Lebanon 
Valley, where she received her bachelor' s 
degree in chemistry. 

"I had access to the facilities there — 
not just somebody else running the in- 
struments for me," Pence explains. "And 
I got experience on a higher level of in- 
struments that big schools usually reserve 
for graduate students. I also knew some- 
thing about doing research. So when I got 
to Michigan and worked for an assistant 
professor, I knew exactly what to do when 
the lab wasn't set up. I was able to do a 
computer search of the chemistry litera- 
ture and order supplies. I knew how a lab 
should be run." 

Pence's expertise stood her in good 
stead during her five-year quest for her 
doctorate. She was awarded a number of 
fellowships, and was ranked close to the 
top of her class. "It was tough coming 
from a liberal arts college to a big state 
university because you don't know how 
you'll fit in," Pence says. "But I felt well- 
prepared. And after a while, you could 
always tell the liberal arts college 




people — we were the ones who were more 
involved in the department, took on more 
responsibilities and mentored the students 
behind us. For me, that was an attitude I 
learned at Lebanon Valley." 

The best thing about LVC, she says, 
was the interaction with professors. "I 
always knew I had their support," she 
says. "We were simply never told that we 
were different, or separated into male and 
female chemists. I was just thinking about 
the class that I went through with — they 
were strong-willed, intelligent, feisty — 
they were willing to fight hard for what 
they wanted. And I think we got that con- 
fidence from the support of our teachers. 
A lot of it just depends on how much you 
believe in yourself." 



"I learned at Lebanon Valley that 
you're an individual, and if you 
have ability, it doesn't really 
matter what your gender is." 

— Ramona Taylor ('88) 



One thing you won't find in the chemis- 
try lab of Ramona Taylor ('88) is, oddly 
enough, chemicals. Just finishing up work 
on her Ph.D. dissertation in surface chem- 
istry at the Pennsylvania State Univer- 
sity, Taylor uses supercomputers to look 
at how the thin films on metal surfaces 
react when they're exposed to high- 
energy ions. 

"On the computer we can look at 
every atom," she explains. "We have the 
ability to tear it apart and really see it. 
There's a mathematical formula of what 
the atom is like — so my atoms are actu- 
ally numbers on my computer screen. 
From the numbers, we get a description 
of how different molecules and atoms 
should react. They're simulations of the 
real thing." 

Taylor's work has applications in the 



materials indus- 
try, from petro- 
chemicals to 
optical disks to 
asers. "This is 
pioneering research," says Taylor. "It 
won't be out there making money in two 
or three years." 

She arrived at Penn State with her 
degree in chemistry from Lebanon Val- 
ley in 1988. "It was a big shock because 
of the numbers of people," she recalls. 
"At Penn State, there are 400 people try- 
ing to learn freshman chemistry from one 
professor. I don't think I could have 
handled that. At Lebanon Valley, for me 
the early years were easier because there 
was always someone to go and talk to. If 
you wanted help, or if you wanted to play 
with an instrument, it was all right there 
within your reach." 

Though she started out as a biology 
major with plans to become a doctor, it 
wasn't long before Taylor discovered an- 
other niche. "What I found out after tak- 
ing a semester of biology," she says, "was 
that I really didn't like it. I was taking a 
chemistry course, too, with Dr. [Howard] 
Neidig [professor emeritus] — he was the 
best teacher I ever had — and when I com- 
pared what we were doing in chemistry to 
what we were doing in bio, I decided to 
switch my major." She has no regrets 
about abandoning a possible career in 
medicine. "I don't think I would have 
made a very good doctor, anyway," she 
admits. "I would have had a terrible bed- 
side manner. I'm happy in my lab." 

Nevertheless, a career in chemistry can 
be especially challenging for a woman, 
Taylor has learned. "You have to be very 
dedicated," she says. "You work on your 
Ph.D. till you're 27, then your post- 
doctorate till you're 30. Then there's a lot 
of traveling, moving around. If you want a 
family, there are a lot of conflicts, and 
very few role models out there. And hardly 
any women chemists have a family." 

Taylor, who is considering a post- 
doctoral fellowship at Iowa State Univer- 
sity at Ames, is facing the challenges head 
on. "I learned at Lebanon Valley that 
you're an individual, and if you have abil- 
ity, it doesn't really matter what your 



8 The Valley 



gender is. My being 
a chemist has noth- 
ing to do with my 
gender." 



Now in the fourth year of her Ph.D. pro- 
gram in immunology at Emory Univer- 
sity in Atlanta, Melanie Fleek Sherman 
('90) is studying HLA antigens, the pro- 
teins in cells that distinguish one indi- 
vidual from another. "That's why you 
can't just take a liver," she says, "and put 
it into someone else. Any one person has 
as many as nine antigens, and only identi- 
cal twins have the same ones." Sherman 
is conducting basic research on how these 
proteins work and how the cells of the 
immune system communicate with one 
another. "It's very interesting and chal- 
lenging," she says. "Sometimes it really 
captures my imagination; sometimes 
things go slowly. I've learned that sci- 
ence is more failure than success." 

Being a scientist means being dedi- 
cated, a lesson Sherman began to learn at 
Lebanon Valley. A biochemistry major, 
she was awarded a Howard Hughes Fel- 
lowship in a national competition, one of 
only 10 students nationally to be so hon- 
ored in her field. "At a big university, the 
professors go in and give their hour lec- 
ture and go home. But at Lebanon Valley, 
the professors were dedicated — they 
really cared about us. They were sort of 
fatherly mentor types. Dr. Moe was the 
one who brought the Hughes Fellowship 
to my attention. He said I didn't have to 
be from Harvard to compete, that I had a 
good chance of winning it. If he hadn't 
brought it to my attention, I would never 
have known about it." 

In the field of biology, Sherman has 
observed that discrimination against 
women isn't the issue it might have been 
in the past. 'To tell you the absolute truth," 
she says, "in grad school in the past four 
years, there have been more women than 
men, and in med school things are almost 
equal. Luckily, I haven't found any 
prejudice at all — most of my colleagues 
are women, and even though most of the 
profs are men, the field is now full of 
women." In that way, she says, it's been 
an extension of her undergraduate days at 




the Valley, where students were simply 
treated as scientists, regardless of their 
gender. 

At the Valley, too, there were excel- 
lent facilities and equipment. "The elec- 
tron microscope that Dr. [Allan] Wolfe 
had — that was really great," Sherman 
recalls. "It was really good background 
work. And I got to use the NMR with Dr. 
[Richard] Cornelius. Here at Emory, there 
are more choices and more modern facili- 
ties, but I'm doing well with the prepara- 
tion I had. It's not really where you go to 
school but what you do with it that 
counts." 



"I like to figure out a problem 
that can alleviate some kind of 
disease." 

—Dr. Joanie Hevel ('88) 



In her chemistry lab at the University of 
Michigan, Dr. Joanie Hevel ('88) arrived 
at the same conclusion philosophers 
reached a long time ago: Everything is 
O.K. in moderation. 

"I was looking at an enzyme that pro- 
duces nitric oxide, which is usually asso- 
ciated with things like industrial pollution 
and cigarette smoke — it's a very poison- 
ous gas that causes cancer. But mammals 
synthesize it. Bodies use it for neuronal 
transmission and for vasal dilation. And 
it's part of the armor that a body uses 
when it strikes an immune response 
against an invading organism. If your body 
didn't make it, your long-term memory 
would be affected. It's a biological les- 
son," Hevel concludes. 

"Too much of anything is bad, but too 
little of anything is bad, too. Nature has 
found a unique way to even everything 
out," she notes. 

As she worked on her Ph.D. in medici- 
nal chemistry, Hevel purified and isolated 



the enzyme and stud- 
ied its functions. 

Now a postdoc- 
toral fellow at the 
University of Cali- 
fornia at Berkeley, Hevel is studying bio- 
chemical problems that have a direct 
medical link. "I've always been interested 
in looking at how chemistry is used by 
nature in living processes," she says. "I 
like to figure out a problem that can allevi- 
ate some kind of disease — I think it's simi- 
lar to what a medical doctor feels, but to 
me this is more exciting. With a clinical 
physician, you just memorize the symp- 
toms and diagnose the right medicine." 

Having settled in at Berkeley only four 
months ago, Hevel is just starting her 
work under her NIH grant. She'll be 
using molecular biology tools to solve 
biochemistry problems. "I really love re- 
search," she says, "but I also like to teach. 
I'm debating whether I would like even- 
tually to work at a small college or a big 
university." 

Making a career in science, it seems, 
requires more than a brilliant scientific 
mind. "You have to be a jack-of-all- 
trades," Hevel explains. "You need to be 
a business manager, a people manager 
and a public relations person to sell your 
ideas to your colleagues and to the gov- 
ernment. If you don't get financial sup- 
port for your research, you're out on your 
ear." One of the more practical skills she 
acquired at Lebanon Valley was how to 
write clearly about research, in an inno- 
vative course that taught writing along- 
side chemistry. 

Probably the most important thing she 
learned at LVC was the excitement of 
research. "I remember one afternoon dur- 
ing my sophomore year, sitting in the hall 
in Garber. Dr. Moe walked up to me and 
asked if I'd be interested in doing re- 
search during the summer. I said yes, 
immediately. I just knew this was for me. 
I was hooked." 



Nancy Fitzgerald is a Lebanon-based 
freelance writer who contributes to 
national education and consumer publi- 
cations. 



Winter 1994 



A Quiet 
Presence 

After 75 years, the College 
Auxiliary is still making 
the campus more inviting, 
attractive and enjoyable. 

By Laura Chandler Ritter 



In the early days, they bought cur- 
tains, rugs and an occasional piano. 
More recently, they have refur- 
bished Shroyer Health Center and 
furnished the commuter students' 
lounge. For three-quarters of a century, 
the Lebanon Valley College Auxiliary has 
gone about its mission of making college 
life more pleasant, and in the process, it 
has quietly touched the lives of nearly 
every member of the student body, 
faculty and staff. 

Although modest in many of its un- 
dertakings, the Auxiliary has had a far- 
reaching goal. As Lebanon Valley College 
President John A. Synodinos wrote in a 
letter congratulating the Auxiliary as it 
began its 75th year, "Visitors to the col- 
lege often remark on the strong sense of 
family and of fellowship that they find 
among the people of Lebanon Valley Col- 
lege. The Auxiliary is not only a part of 
the college family; it has, for 75 years, 
helped to define, shape and create it." 

While auxiliary groups were once com- 
mon on many college campuses, today, in 
many instances, they have disbanded. Yet 
the LVC Auxiliary continues to grow and 
serve the college, including making sig- 
nificant contributions to every capital 
campaign and donating annually $2,000 
to the International Student Scholarship 
Fund. Its members raise funds by holding 
a bake sale during the Spring Arts Festi- 
val, hosting an annual plant sale and 
offering a Fashion Show extravaganza 
each spring. They also sold food and 
drinks at last fall's Amazing Maize Maze. 
Like their earlier counterparts, today's 
Auxiliary members continue to attend to 
improvements on many fronts, from the 
highly visible to the behind-the-scenes. 
They provide funds for installing new 
lamps and new carpeting; hanging cur- 
tains; and purchasing flowers, rugs and 




vacuum cleaners. 
They have pur- 
chased sewing ma- 
chines, washing 
machines and tele- 
visions for students, 
and new equipment 
for the housekeeping 
staff. One of their 
most appreciated recent 
gifts may be the replace- 
ment of the old accordion- 
pleated folding doors of Faust 
Lounge with glass doors that en- 
able visitors to see what's going on with- 
out rattling the doors open or jamming 
them shut. 

Throughout all of these activities, the 
Auxiliary demonstrates a sense of careful 
attention to detail. Their subtle way of 
caring for the lives of those who live and 
work on campus is one of those mysteri- 
ous qualities whose presence is all but 
unnoticed, but whose absence would be 
painfully missed. 

Even the establishment of the Auxil- 
iary in 1919 went largely unnoticed. Ac- 
cording to an account written by Edna 
Carmean in 1979, the Auxiliary's birth 
was not "mentioned in the college paper, 
The Crucible. It was a man's world in 
1919, and that paper... was more inter- 
ested in reporting sports and the doings of 
men's organizations." 

The group's founder was Ella Gossard, 
the elegant and energetic wife of Presi- 
dent George Gossard. She had invited a 
group of 25 women to join her in Engle 
Hall; there, they adopted a set of bylaws 
and elected her president, Carmean re- 
ported. According to college lore, Ella 
Gossard was quick with a crochet hook 
and even quicker at winning a game of 
bridge, yet anything but quick in reveal- 
ing her age, which even family members 
never knew exactly. 

Ella was determined to refine the daily 
life of students, improve morale and cre- 
ate a more gracious atmosphere on cam- 
pus. But in spite of her vision, the group's 
initial progress was slow, Carmean wrote. 

It wasn't until the second meeting that 
the women voted on their first expendi- 
ture: 50 cents to purchase a notebook for 



Ella Augusta 
Gossard, founder of 
the Lebanon Valley 
College Auxiliary. 



recording the min- 
utes. The second 
purchase, a vacuum 
cleaner, required 
months of study, 
since several mem- 
bers believed a good 
broom was all that 
was needed. Even af- 
ter a demonstration of 
the vacuum's efficiency, 
several months passed be- 
fore a purchase was authorized 
at a cost of $44.10. 
A brief treasurer's report for 1922-23 
shows the funds grew nearly $300 that 
year, with food sales and dues accounting 
for most of the increase. In addition, over 
$56 came in the form of pennies. Each 
year on their birthdays, members brought 
"birthday bags" containing one penny for 
each year of their age. (It's not noted 
whether anyone counted the pennies in 
Ella Gossard' s bag to determine her age.) 
As Virginia Curfman, Ella's grand- 
niece, observed recently about the group, 
"When it first began, it was an organiza- 
tion for women connected with the col- 
lege to get together to do things for 
students, to make life nicer and more 
homelike." 

On the other hand, for the child of a 
member, the Auxiliary made life anything 
but easy, Curfman said. On the occasions 
when she had to attend meetings with her 
mother (Lois Wagner), Curfman recalled 
how "You had to sit and hold your hands, 
and we didn't move a muscle. You didn't 
open your mouth. I didn't go to meetings 
often, but I can remember vividly the times 
I did, having to sit quietly until it was 
over." 

For college students today, who build 
elaborate lofts in their rooms to make 
room for such necessities as televisions, 
stereos, refrigerators and microwave 
ovens, the early efforts of the Auxiliary 
to make life more pleasant no doubt seem 
quaint. 

But according to member Florence 
Barnhart, "During the Depression, there 
was no money for anything. In those years, 
the work of the Auxiliary was necessary 
more for basics than for extras." 



10 The Valley 



Decades later, in the 1950s, living 
conditions for students were far 
from luxurious. "You have no 
picture of what the college was like in 
those days," said Marion Miller, who be- 
came president of the Auxiliary in 1950 
when her husband, Dr. Frederic K. Miller, 
was named president of the college. "We 
wanted to see the surroundings improve. 
At times, I felt like I was head house- 
keeper. You simply didn't have the staff 
you have now," she recalled. 

Marion Miller remained at the 
Auxiliary's helm until 1967. A lively and 
persuasive organizer, she was instrumen- 
tal in expanding membership. At the 
November 1993 meeting, she was invited 
to reminisce on her tenure. She recalled 
attending an Eastern District conference of 
the United Brethren Church. It was a rather 
large gathering of ministers and their wives, 
and she was asked to speak briefly about 
the Auxiliary and its work. Wearing a bright 
red suit and a red hat, she addressed the 
gathering, concluding with the remark that 
the state of the Auxiliary's treasury matched 
the color of her outfit. 

Miller said that her words were unre- 
hearsed and it all "just came out," but her 
delivery could hardly have been better. In 
one evening, she was able to raise $500 in 
contributions. 




(From left) June Herr, Pauline Charles 
and Marion Miller reminisce about the 
Auxiliary. It now has 500 members. 

She expanded membership by encour- 
aging people not connected with the col- 
lege to become more involved in Auxiliary 
activities. In 1954, Miller encouraged the 
founding of the Philadelphia branch of 
the Auxiliary, composed of alumni, par- 
ents of students and other friends of the 
college living in that area. That branch 
soon became legendary for its success in 
fund-raising. "We here at the college are 
not about to have card parties, but they 
would take over an entire floor of 
Wanamakers and have huge parties!" 
Miller said. 

While the Auxiliary's primary role has 
been to make life more pleasant for stu- 
dents, Miller noted that during her tenure, 
she also turned her attention to redecorat- 
ing the president's office and other tasks 
that improved the image of the college 




Shelby Applegate (left) and Ellen McGill plan the Fashion Show, coming up April 6 and 7. 



for visitors as well. She believed visitors 
would have a better impression of the 
college and its activities if the surround- 
ings were attractive and up-to-date. "When 
the things surrounding them improved, 
that was also a great source of pride for 
the students," Miller said. 

Originally only women could become 
official members of the Auxiliary. Today 
anyone may join, and the membership 
now totals about 500 men and women. 
Still, it is mostly women with a long col- 
lege association who attend the afternoon 
meetings each month, according to cur- 
rent president Mary Ellen Ford. Many are 
talented women who bring considerable 
flair to the Auxiliary's activities. 

Today, the biggest annual fund-raiser 
is the Fashion Show. This year's event, 
scheduled for April 6 and 7, will feature a 
wide range of styles and sizes. Like last 
year, it will include both an afternoon and 
an evening show. 

"It's a lot of fun," says Ellen McGill, 
who co-chairs the Fashion Show with 
Shelby Applegate. "It takes a whole week 
to get the dining room set up," McGill 
noted. Trees, bushes and bales of peat 
moss and mulch are hauled in, and land- 
scapes "build ponds and then put bridges 
over them," she explained. "I'll never for- 
get the first time I saw the dining room 
decorated. It was transformed into a won- 
derland — people walked in and they 
gasped!" 

The models, each one sponsored by a 
college department, are a highlight of the 
show. "One year, the business office sup- 
ported its model very strongly [by ap- 
plauding] even when she broke the heel 
of her shoe," McGill said. 

Like many other Auxiliary events, the 
Fashion Show provides entertainment that 
draws together the college and its com- 
munity, all the while raising funds to make 
further improvements in the life of stu- 
dents, faculty and staff. 

The Auxiliary has come a long way 
from its first meeting of 25 women in 
Engle Hall, yet its goals and outlook 
remain largely unchanged: "To promote 
the welfare of the college in its finer 
interests." And, its members would surely 
add, to have a fine time doing it. 



Winter 1994 11 




I 




It's Never 
Too Late 

Their backgrounds and 
motivations are incredibly 
diverse, but the college's 
500 adult students all share 
one goal: to earn that 
all- important degree. 

By Judy Pehrson 




Carol Nielsen's heart was in 
her throat when she walked 
into her first class at Leba- 
non Valley College last fall. 
It had been more than 20 
years since she had set foot inside a class- 
room, and she was plagued with doubts 
about her ability to be a student again. "I 
was terrified," she recalls. "I looked 
around the room and saw that the other 
students and even the professor were 
younger than I, and I thought to myself, 
can I really do this? Will I be able to 
study? Will I be able to learn?" 

The answer to all of the questions was 
a resounding yes. By the end of the term, 
Nielsen not only realized that she was 
capable of doing college work, but she 
walked away with the only A in the Intro- 



duction to American Studies course. 

"It turned out to be a wonderful expe- 
rience," she says. "The professor was 
excellent and there was a lot of interest- 
ing reading. Class discussions were par- 
ticularly fascinating because my viewpoint 
on the history and sociology of America 
was different from that of the younger 
students, and it was fun exchanging views. 
I also came away feeling competent and 
good about myself." 

In the early 1970s, Nielsen earned an 
associate's degree in medical assisting 
from a small college in Vermont, and 
then married and had a family. She plans 
to complete a bachelor's degree in Ameri- 
can studies on the Annville campus. Her 
previously earned credits, as well as cred- 
its the college granted for "life experi- 
ence," enabled her to enter Lebanon 
Valley's continuing education program 
as a junior. 

Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson, the assis- 
tant professor of English who taught the 
American Studies course that Nielsen 
took, calls her "a terrific student." In gen- 
eral, he adds, the college's older students 
"tend to be more committed and serious 
than 18- and 19-year-olds." 

They have to be, observes Tom 
Murray, who is working on a manage- 
ment degree through the college's con- 
tinuing education program in Lancaster, 
which uses classrooms and other facili- 
ties at Franklin & Marshall College. "It's 
difficult to juggle time among family, 
work and classes, and you've really got 
to want that degree in order to do it. You 
don't have parents who are paying you to 
go to school, and you work hard to get the 
most out of it that you can. That makes 
you more focused." 

Murray, who is director of informa- 
tion services for Educators Mutual Life 
in Lancaster, for nearly 20 years had 
yearned to go to college before he took 
the leap. Married at 19, he and his wife, 
Kathie, were busy working and raising 
two children, and so had no extra time or 
money for college. 

"When both of our kids went off to 
college, I decided it was my turn," says 
Murray. "I began taking courses through 
Franklin & Marshall College's continu- 



Winter 1994 13 




Elaine Feather (left), director of the continuing education program, helps Carol Nielsen map out a study program. 



ing ed program, and continued when Leba- 
non Valley took over the program in 1 99 1 . 
Last semester, I decided to speed up the 
process. I'm going to take three courses 
per semester, which will allow me to com- 
plete my bachelor's degree by spring of 
next year." 

Sandra Wray, who is working toward 
an associate's degree in general studies, 
would like to proceed on fast-forward as 
well, but her days and nights are already 
too busy. She is one of two women in an 
apprentice machinists program at 
Armstrong World Industries in Lancaster. 
After she completes the required 8,000 
hours (four years) of training, she will 
then be faced with a career decision. 
Should she remain in the blue collar end 
as a full-scale journeyman machinist or 
use her associate's degree to swing 180 
degrees into the different world of the 
corporate office? 

"I want to remain versatile," Wray 
says. "With the downsizing that is occur- 
ring at Armstrong and elsewhere, I want 
to keep my options open. The Lebanon 
Valley degree will give me another choice 
and another possibility." 

Wray, Murray and Nielsen are three 
of the more than 500 adults who are 
enrolled in Lebanon Valley's continuing 
education program in Annville and 
Lancaster. They may choose from among 
seven bachelor's degrees, three associate's 



degrees and 10 certificates that can be 
earned through evening or weekend study. 
One hundred twenty credit hours are re- 
quired to graduate. A part-time student 
may take as many as 1 1 credits a semester 
or as few as one — a music lesson, for 
example. 

Adult students decide to go back to 
school for reasons as diverse as the men 
and women themselves, says Director of 
Continuing Education Elaine Feather. 
"Some have never been on a college cam- 
pus before. Some hold a bachelor's de- 
gree from earlier years and return to pick 



"Continuing ed is a 
natural extension of 
what we do as an 
institution. We don't 
regard it as an auxili- 
ary enterprise." 

—Dr. William McGill 



up a teaching certificate or even a second 
degree in another subject. Many want to 
advance their present careers, while oth- 
ers — entering the job market for the first 
time — realize that a resume bare of col- 
lege credits won't get far them today." 

A few students, adds Feather, simply 
want the satisfaction of accomplishment, 
like the septuagenarian who marched 
proudly in commencement exercises last 
May after completing a degree in phi- 
losophy. 

The age range of non-traditional stu- 
dents at Lebanon Valley is expanding in 
both directions. 'The greatest percentage 
of students are 25 to 35 years old, with 
the second largest group 35 to 45," says 
Feather. And more men are undertaking 
continuing ed studies, she adds. "As re- 
cently as 1985, the norm was classes of 
mostly women with only one or two men," 
says Feather. "Today, about a third of our 
students are male." 

Students come from a wide variety of 
backgrounds, she says, ranging from 
homemaker to secretary, factory worker, 
fanner and banker. 

Lebanon Valley has had a continuing 
education program in one form or another 
since the 1950s, and it has always been 
tied in with the college's mission of ser- 
vice, says Dr. William McGill, dean and 
vice president. "We offer continuing edu- 
cation because the college has a commit- 



14 The Valley 



ment to serving the community. Continu- 
ing education is a traditional way that an 
institution can carry out its educational 
mission to a broader segment of the popu- 
lation than its normal undergraduate 
group." 

McGill stresses that continuing educa- 
tion is an integral part of the college. "It 
is a natural extension of what we do as an 
institution. We don't simply regard it as 
an auxiliary enterprise — which is the way 
it is viewed at many institutions. We take 
a lot more interest in its character and 
quality than is often the case." 

Many of the college's full-time fac- 
ulty teach continuing ed courses, and 
adjunct instructors are carefully screened 
for the right academic credentials and 
teaching experience. The college does not 
make a clear distinction between the day 
and evening programs; there are continu- 
ing ed students who take day courses and 
full-time students who take evening 
courses, with considerable interaction 
between the two groups. 

"We believe that our continuing ed 
program offers the same substantive de- 
gree that we offer in our day program — 
which is why some students move back 





Adult learners often take college more 
seriously than do traditional-age students. 



In selecting his management courses, Tom Murray discusses his schedule with 
Dr. Barbara Denison, associate director of continuing education. 



and forth between them," says McGill. 

"Our basic philosophy," adds Feather, 
"is to provide the means for people to 
attend Lebanon Valley on a part-time 
basis so that they can fit college into their 
family and work lives." 

More students are taking advantage 
of that opportunity, many assisted by 
financial help from their employers. 

"A number of companies pay part or 
all tuition and allow flexibility in work 
hours," says Barbara Denison, associate 
director of continuing education. She's 
based at the college's Lancaster center, 
located in the College Square complex on 
Harrisburg Pike. 

Several divisions of the Hershey group 
of companies subsidize specific subjects 
for their employees. Many area hospitals 
and banks offer tuition reimbursement, 
as do large companies such as AMP, 
Armstrong and Warner-Lambert. 

Tailoring curricula to suit individual 
requirements and adjusting schedules to 
fit work hours are just two of the personal 
services Lebanon Valley continuing ed 
counselors offer to assist and encourage 
students, says Denison. "We give a lot of 
personal attention to each student, and do 
everything we can to help them succeed. 
Our tuition payment program for part- 
time students gives them the option of 
spreading out their payments over several 
months." 




From advancing a career to enjoying a 
sense of accomplishment, the reasons 
continuing ed students cite for going back 
to college vary as much as the students 
themselves. 



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Closely tied in with the college's mission of serving its community, the continuing 
education program tailors its offerings to adults of all ages. 



New courses are also being insti- 
tuted to serve new needs. A case 
in point is the health care man- 
agement course that Lebanon Valley 
designed specifically for adults already 
licensed in the health care field. They 
may be RNs or technicians or therapists 
who want to become managers of hospi- 
tal departments or administrators in nurs- 
ing homes. They have the clinical 
experience, but need basic accounting, 
economic theory, business ethics, com- 
puter skills, management communications 
and medical sociology. 

One of the early success stories of the 
health care management program is Mary 
Anne Yohe ('93), now a cardiovascular 
technologist at Georgetown University 
Medical Center in Washington, D.C. 
Yohe, who held both an associate's de- 
gree in specialized technology from Poly- 
clinic Medical Center in Harrisburg and a 
certificate in cardiovascular technology, 
started working on her bachelor's degree 
at Lebanon Valley in the fall of 1990. She 
had studied for a short time at Harrisburg 
Area Community College, but transferred 
to Lebanon Valley and took three classes 
per term while working full-time for a 
private cardiology office in Hershey. 

She credits her Lebanon Valley 
degree with helping her land the job at 
Georgetown. 

"The degree definitely made the dif- 
ference. I answered an ad for the job in 
The Washington Post, and they called me 
within a week for an interview, and three 
days after that offered me the job. They 
were looking for someone with a degree, 
and valued the fact that I had had courses 
like psychology, sociology and manage- 



ment communication, since I would be 
working with people." 

Her Lebanon Valley diploma also 
boosted her self-esteem, Yohe adds. "You 
just feel good that you set up a goal and 
then met it. You know going into a job 
interview that your chances of getting 
the job are better than those of somebody 
who doesn't have that degree." 

Another of the college's continuing ed 
successes is Denise Gingrich ('93), whose 
story is the stuff TV soap operas are made 
of, albeit with a happy ending. A single 
mother of two teen-agers (and a grand- 
mother as well), she worked the midnight 
to 7 a.m. shift at a Reading chocolate 
factory, was in class in Annville by 8 a.m. 
and earned her bachelor's degree in 
music education, maintaining a grade 




Jennifer Lowe ('93) completed a bachelor's 
degree in a record four and a half years 
while working full-time. 



point average of 3.75. She was named 
one of the state's 10 Outstanding Adult 
Education Students in 1993 by the 
Pennsylvania Association of Adult and 
Continuing Education, and today has a 
full-time teaching job in a Baltimore 
middle school. 

Also a single mother, Billie Babe ('91) 
was the college's first continuing educa- 
tion student to earn the same award that 
Gingrich did. Babe graduated with a 
bachelor's degree in psychology and is now 
pursuing graduate studies in New Mexico. 

Jennifer Lowe ('93), supervisor for 
special services at Farmers' First Bank in 
Lititz, managed to earn her degree in just 
four and a half years, despite working 
full-time at the bank. Lowe aced her Col- 
lege-Level Examination Program tests, 
and that gave her a total of 27 credits for 
knowledge that she already had acquired. 

"I would take the information that was 
available for the tests, spend an average 
of 20 hours studying it and then take the 
90-minute tests," she explains. "It was 
hard, but worth it." 

Those weren't easy four years for 
Lowe. To finish her bachelor's degree in 
management in record time, she took 
nearly full course loads and spent her 
evenings and weekends either in class or 
studying. 

"A lot of people are discouraged by 
the thought of going back to school part- 
time, knowing that it could take 10 years 
to finish. But I got into a routine — work, 
school, study. It does take discipline to 
get those 120 credits. If I hadn't had good 
study habits, it wouldn't have worked." 

Carol Nielsen, who still has two years 
to go to earn her degree, is heartened by 
such stories. "It makes me feel like I can 
do it, too," she states. "I tell all my friends 
who are interested in going back to col- 
lege to 'Just do it.' So many, like me, are 
nervous about going back, but once you're 
there, it's so much fun and so stimulating 
that you forget your fears. It keeps you 
young. Just try it!" 

Judy Pehrson is editor of The Valley and 
director of college relations. Lois Fegan, 
a Hershey freelance writer, also contrib- 
uted to this article. 



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K E R 



Campaign chair named 

Wendie J. DiMatteo, chief executive of- 
ficer of ASK Foods, Inc. in Palmyra, has 
been named business chair of the college's 
$21 million, five-year comprehensive 
campaign. She will head the effort to raise 
$750,000 from the business community. 
DiMatteo, who serves on the college's 
Board of Trustees, is active in local and 
national trade and civic organizations. 
Vice president of the International Re- 
frigerated Foods Association, she chairs 
the Pennsylvania Food Processors Asso- 
ciation. She graduated from Bucknell 
University and holds a master's degree 
from the Pennsylvania State University. 
DiMatteo is a board member of the Leba- 
non Valley Economic Development Coun- 
cil, the Mt. Gretna Theatre and the United 
Way Pacesetters. In 1991, she was hon- 
ored by the Jaycees as the "Outstanding 
Citizen of the Year." 

Trustee elected 

A.L. "Jim" Hanford III has been elected 
to the Board of Trustees, where he will 
serve on the advancement committee. 

Hanford is the owner and operator of 
Ladd-Hanford Motors, Inc., as well as 
president of the Photographic Rotary 
Screen Company and chair of the execu- 
tive compensation committee of the 
Collegeville-Imagineering Company. 

Active in the community, he is board 
secretary and general campaign chair of 
the New Building Fund for the Y.M.C.A. 
He also serves as Pacesetter chair on the 
board of the United Way, and as vice chair 
of the administrative board for the Cornwall 
United Methodist Church. He formerly 
served as a board member for the Ameri- 
can Cancer Society, the American Heart 
Fund, Blair Academy, Keystone Centers 
and Dauphin Deposit Bank. Hanford is a 
graduate of Westminster College. 

New in chemistry 

Dr. Carl Wigal has been named assistant 
professor of chemistry. Formerly profes- 
sor of organic chemistry at Idaho State 
University, he holds an associate degree 
in chemistry from the College of Mount 
St. Joseph in Ohio, a bachelor's degree in 



I 




Dr. Carl Wigal 



Barn' Hill 




Dr. Steven Specht 



Dr. Susan Atkinson 



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chemistry from the University of Cincin- 
nati and a doctorate in organic chemistry 
from Miami University of Ohio. 

His current research projects include 
developing new strategies for synthesiz- 
ing natural products and developing 
microscale experiments for organic chem- 
istry. Wigal replaces Dr. Steve Sexsmith, 
who accepted an appointment at Hood 
College. 

Heads sound recording 

Barry Hill has joined the college as 
director of the sound recording technol- 
ogy program and instructor of music. He 
earned a bachelor's degree in music with 
recording arts from the University of 
North Carolina at Asheville, and is com- 
pleting a master's degree in music tech- 
nology from New York University. Hill 



Wanted: 

A few 

good people 



Know someone who exem- 
plifies the college's mission 
of service? An upcoming 
issue of The Valley will 
feature alumni, students, 
faculty and administrators 
who — through their jobs or 
volunteer activities — make a 
significant contribution to 
their communities. Please 
send names, phone numbers 
and basic details to 
Judy Pehrson, editor of 
The Valley, by April 1 . 
Or call her at 
(717) 867-6030, 
fax:(717)867-6035. 



formerly directed the music engineering 
and technology program at Elizabeth City 
State University in North Carolina. 

Music promotion 

Tom Strohman ('75) has been named 
instructor of music. Since joining the col- 
lege as an adjunct faculty member in 1 977, 
he has become well-known on campus as 
director of the college's jazz band. He 
performs regularly with Third Stream, a 
central Pennsylvania jazz group, playing 
saxophone, keyboard and flute. Strohman 
will continue to direct the jazz program 
and will be the Music Department's wood- 
wind specialist. He will teach the music 
education woodwinds methods course and 
will direct the clarinet choir and saxo- 
phone ensemble. He will also teach pri- 
vate lessons for saxophone and clarinet 
students. Strohman replaces Dr. Robert 
Rose, who resigned. 

Correction: The 1992-93 issue of the 
Annual Report stated that Strohman won 
the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback 
Distinguished Teaching Award. Strohman 
won the Nevelyn K. Knisley Award for 
Inspirational Teaching, and Dr. Diane 
Iglesias won the Lindback Award. 

Psychology replacement 

Dr. Virginia Marshall has joined the psy- 
chology department for a one-year term, 
while Dr. Sal Cullari is on sabbatical. 
Marshall earned a bachelor's degree in 
psychology from West Virginia Wesleyan 
College, a master's degree in counseling 
from Slippery Rock University and a doc- 
torate in developmental psychology from 
Ohio State University. Prior to joining 
the college, she was an adjunct professor 
at the Lancaster campus of Harrisburg 
Area Community College, where she 
taught general and developmental psy- 
chology. 

Institute receives grant 

The consulting firm of Robert Leonard, 

assistant professor of management and an 
M.B.A. instructor, received a $250,000 
grant from the U.S. Department of Health 
and Human Services. The grant was 



awarded to the Executive Development 
Institute (EDI), which specializes in man- 
agement development for non-profit 
organizations. The funds will support 
management training for executives of 
non-profit organizations across the 
nation during the summer of 1995. 

This is the second federal grant that 
has been awarded to EDI since 1987; it 
has also received two state grants. To 
date, the institute has worked with execu- 
tives from over 100 organizations in 33 
states and two foreign territories. 

Leonard founded EDI in 1987 follow- 
ing research he conducted on non-profits 
for the state of Missouri. EDI is a com- 
prehensive management development pro- 
gram that balances strategic, analytic and 
human resource tools. Its training ranges 
from motivation and leadership to fiscal 
control systems and impact evaluation. 

Multiple publications 

Dr. Eugene Brown, professor of politi- 
cal science, is co-author of a newly 
released book on the U.S. foreign policy- 
making process. The book, Puzzle Pal- 
aces and Foggy Bottom: U.S. Foreign 
and Defense Policy Making in the 1990s, 
was co-authored by Dr. Donald M. Snow 
of the University of Alabama. It was pub- 
lished by St. Martin's Press, which will 
also be publishing a college text on inter- 
national relations written by Brown and 
Snow. 

Brown has contributed a chapter to 
another new book, The Middle East After 
Iraq's Invasion of Kuwait (University 
Press of Florida). His chapter, "Fire on 
the Other Side of the River: Japan and the 
Persian Gulf War," is based on a paper he 
presented at the International Studies As- 
sociation meeting in Vancouver in 1991. 

In addition, Brown presented a paper 
at the 1993 annual meeting of the Ameri- 
can Political Science Association in Wash- 
ington, D.C. Titled "Japan's National 
Security Policy: The Contemporary 
Debate," it examined alternative ap- 
proaches to national security policy 
currently under consideration in Japan. 

Brown has also been selected for in- 
clusion in the 1 994 edition of Access Asia: 



18 The Valley 



A Guide to Specialists and Current 
Research, and was elected to the Execu- 
tive Council of the Northeast Political 
Science Association. Among other duties, 
he will organize the international 
relations panels for the association's 
annual conferences. 

Textbook republished 
Dr. Barney Raffield, associate professor 
of management, has completed work on 
the second edition of his textbook, Busi- 
ness Marketing Management (Southwest- 
ern Publishing Company). The book, 
co-authored by Dr. Frank G. Bingham of 
Bryant College in Rhode Island, will be 
available for the fall 1994 term. 

The first edition was adopted by a num- 
ber of major institutions, including Tulane 
University, Louisiana State University, 
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State 
University, and the universities of Wis- 
consin, Southern California, Colorado, 
Rhode Island, Oregon and Wyoming. 

Chapter accepted 

A chapter on "Fiber Optic Sensors," writ- 
ten by Dr. Mark Mentzer, director of 
the M.B.A. program, will be included in 
Photonic Devices and Systems (Mattel 
Dekker Publishers). The book, to be pub- 
lished next year, will be co-authored by 
10 international scientists. Mentzer' s 
chapter details work he performed while 
at Westinghouse Corporation and as a 
consultant to the Army Research Office. 

Papers galore 

Dr. Steven Specht, associate professor 
of psychology, co-authored a paper pre- 
sented in November 1993 at the Society 
for Neuroscience's meeting in Washing- 
ton, D.C. Titled "Trial Spacing Effects 
and the Acquisition of Conditioned 
Responding in Hermissenda," the paper 
reports the results of Specht' s ongoing 
collaborative research with Dr. Louis 
Matzel of Rutgers University. 

Dr. Michael Day, associate professor 
of physics, co-authored a paper, "Corre- 
lated-Factors Theorem for the Free 
Energy of Anaharmonic Solids with an 



Application to the 04 model," which was 
published by the American Physical So- 
ciety. His co-authors were Dr. Robert 
Hardy, professor of physics at the Uni- 
versity of Nebraska, and LVC graduates 
Joseph Souders ('91), Ignacio Birriel 
Jr. ('91) and Ottavio D'Angelis ('92). 

Dr. Carl Wigal, assistant professor of 
chemistry, presented a paper at the Ameri- 
can Chemical Society's national meeting 
in Chicago. The paper, "Addition of 
Alkyllithium and Grignard Reagents to 
1,4-Quinones: 1,2- Addition Versus 
Single-Electron Transfer," was co- 
authored with two undergraduate students 
from Idaho State University. 

At the same conference, Dr. Owen 
Moe, professor of chemistry, presented a 
paper, "Modular, Instrument-Based 
Projects for Upper-Level Laboratory 
Courses." The co-authors were Lebanon 
Valley students Amy Bonser ('93) and 
Daniel Neyer ('95). Neyer, Bonser and 
Sarah O'Sullivan ('94) also assisted Moe 
in doing research to develop integrated 
laboratory projects funded under curricu- 
lum development grants from the National 
Science Foundation and the Camille and 
Henry Dreyfus Foundation. Moe pub- 
lished an article on the project, titled 
"Modular, Instrument-Based Projects for 
Upper-level Laboratory Courses," in the 
September issue of The Journal of Chemi- 
cal Education. 

At the Actuarial Research Conference 
in Madison, Wisconsin, Dr. Bryan 
Hearsey, professor of mathematical sci- 
ences, presented a paper describing 
research projects completed by Lebanon 
Valley actuarial science students. Also 
presenting a paper was Dick London ('65). 

Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson, assistant 
professor of English, delivered a paper 
titled "John Brown's Body and the Mod- 
ernist Evasion of History" at the Central 
New York Conference on Language and 
Literature. 

Dr. John Norton, chair of the politi- 
cal science department, presented a paper 
on "Plato's Critique of Democratic Rheto- 
ric and Thucydides' Periclean Speeches" 
at the Northeastern Political Science 
Association meeting in Newark, New 
Jersey. 



Joins admissions 

Susan Sarisky ('92), who majored in psy- 
chology, has returned to her alma mater 
as admissions counselor. She had been 
assistant traffic coordinator at Keating 
Fibre in Lebanon. 

Software published 

The Journal of Chemical Education: Soft- 
ware has published the first version of the 
software program that Dr. Richard 
Cornelius, Chemistry Department chair, 
wrote during his sabbatical at the Univer- 
sity of Wisconsin last year. The overall 
project is called "AnswerSheets." In ad- 
dition to serving as a reference work and 
calculation tool, the software can ask stu- 
dents questions or provide answers to 
questions that students pose. The first set 
of four modules has been published for 
the PC-based Windows software, and 
Cornelius is finishing up the Macintosh 
version. 

Authors science program 
Dr. Susan Atkinson, associate professor 
of education, has helped to write the Penn- 
sylvania Benchmarks Science Program, 
which is the new K-12 science curricu- 
lum for the state. She has also been 
appointed to the board of directors of the 
Pennsylvania Council for Social Studies. 

Internet guide popular 

An Internet guide written by Mike Zeigler, 
computer services director of user services, 
and Donna Miller ('93), readers' service 
librarian, has been purchased by the 
University of Central Queensland in 
Australia. So far, over 35 institutions from 
across the United States (including Alaska 
and Hawaii) have purchased the guide, 
titled "Striking It Rich with the Internet: 
There's Gold in Them Thar Networks!" 

Honored for service 

The Annville Rotary Club named 
Dr. George Curfman, professor of 
music, a Paul Harris Fellow, in recogni- 
tion of his service to people and to the 
Annville community. 



Winter 1994 19 



EWS BRIEFS 



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A big bouquet for the quad 

Students, faculty, staff and people from 
the community all dug in together for two 
days in late October to plant over 50,000 
flower bulbs in the academic quad. Come 
spring, their efforts will blossom in over 
an acre of daffodils, crocuses, lilies and 
tulips. 

"Winters are long, and it helps to an- 
ticipate spring," stated President John 
Synodinos. "For a college with a strong 
sense of community, the act of coming $ 
together to plant bulbs draws the commu- | 
nity closer together." | 

The project is the first phase of a land- x 
scape design created by the firm of Derek m 
and Edson of Lititz. A total of 400,000 
bulbs will be planted. 

Minority scholarships grant 

The General Electric Foundation has 
awarded the college a $32,000 grant to 
fund 65 scholarships over a three-year 
period to minority high school students 
attending the Daniel W. Fox Youth 
Scholars Institute, which is offered in the 
summer. 

Recipients will be selected from 
inner-city high schools in Harrisburg, 
Steelton, Lancaster, Reading and 
Lebanon. The criteria are talent in math- 
ematics or science and the potential to 
complete a baccalaureate degree in those 
fields. 

Campaign surges forward 

At its fall meeting, the college's Board of 
Trustees officially approved the $21 -mil- 
lion, five-year, comprehensive fund-rais- 
ing campaign titled TOWARD 2001: 
Shaping the Future. The cornerstone 
project of the campaign is a new $6.2- 
million library. Other components include 
$3.8 million for campus facilities and im- 
provements, $5 million to increase 
endowment for faculty chairs and student 
financial aid and $6 million for program 
support. 

Over $1 1 million in leadership gifts — 
from the trustees, local corporations and 
foundations and friends — has already been 
raised toward the $21-million goal. The 




Come spring, some 50,000 more flowers will bloom, thanks to college and community 
volunteers. Their efforts are part of a grand landscaping plan for the campus. 



board has led fund-raising efforts, with 
42 members contributing a total of $3.2 
million. 

Representatives from 30 area busi- 
nesses attended the November 15, 1993, 
launch of the business segment of TO- 
WARD 2001. Featured speaker was Dr. 
James Rush, executive director of the 
Pennsylvania Library Network 
(PALINET). He spoke on "The Electronic 
Library: Highway to the Future for Busi- 
ness and Education." 

As a follow-up to the luncheon, vol- 
unteers from the campaign's business 
committee and college staff members met 
with some 50 area businesses to enlist 
support for the campaign. The goal is to 
raise $750,000 from businesses. Just two 
weeks after the business kickoff, some 
$600,000 in gifts and pledges had been 
raised toward this goal. 

Look for additional details in the cam- 
paign newsletter from the Advancement 
Office. 

Vickroy dinner successful 

Dr. Si Pham ('79), cardiothoracic sur- 
geon at the University of Pittsburgh who 
was part of the heart-liver transplant team 
for Pennsylvania Governor Robert P. 
Casey, was guest speaker at the annual 
Vickroy Dinner. Pham kept the nearly 
300 guests enthralled as he talked about 
his work and his love for Lebanon Valley 



College. He told of how the college 
"adopted" him in 1975 when he arrived at 
Fort Indiantown Gap as part of the flood 
of refugees from Vietnam. 

At the dinner, held at the Hotel Hershey 
in October, another hit was the college's 
new multi-media audiovisual, "The Cam- 
paign for Lebanon Valley College." The 
seven-minute video/slide/tape presenta- 
tion was scripted by Judy Pehrson, direc- 
tor of college relations, and produced by 




Now a cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Si 
Pham ( '79) is grateful for the welcome he 
received at Lebanon Valley when he had 
to flee Vietnam in 1975. 



20 



The Valley 



Watermark Video, an award-winning firm 
in Palmyra. Jane Paluda, director of pub- 
lications, assisted with production. 

Mathematicians convene 
The college played host to a "Careers in 
Mathematics" conference held in Octo- 
ber 1993 by the Eastern Pennsylvania and 
Delaware Section of the Mathematical 
Association of America. Partially funded 
by a grant from the Exxon Foundation, 
the conference included workshops and 
panel discussions led by mathematicians 
working in actuarial science, government, 
industry and education. Dr. Michael Fry, 
associate professor of mathematical sci- 
ences at Lebanon Valley, coordinated the 
conference. 

More from Moore 

Novelist and short story writer Lorrie 
Moore returned to campus in the fall to 
meet with classes and give a reading of 
her work. She had also spent time at Leba- 
non Valley during the spring 1993 semes- 
ter. Her visit was made possible through 
a grant from the Lila Wallace-Reader's 
Digest Fund, which is administered by 
the Woodrow Wilson National Fellow- 
ship Foundation. 

Gorbachev's spokesman visits 

Gennadi Gerasimov, former chief spokes- 
man for former Russian President Mikhail 
Gorbachev, lectured on campus in Octo- 
ber. His topic was "Russia: Now and the 
Future." 

Delicacy provides options 
Business has been brisk at the Delicacy, 
the college's newly reopened sandwich 
shop and snack bar located in the base- 
ment of the Mund College Center. Some 
250 meals a day are being served, accord- 
ing to Jim McKee, senior operations di- 
rector for dining and conference services. 
The old snack bar closed in 1991 due 
to lack of business. But a report by a com- 
mittee evaluating student life last spring 
indicated interest in an alternative dining 
area. At the Delicacy, students who don't 



care for what's being served in the cafete- 
ria for a given meal can instead order the 
snack bar's featured daily special. 

"Usage has skyrocketed," says McKee. 
"The cash business volume has tripled from 
when we closed the doors two years ago." 

Students seem to like the variety of 
the Delicacy's new menu and its cheer- 
ful, modern decor. The center also main- 
tains late hours — until 10 p.m. Monday 
through Thursday, and until midnight 
Friday and Saturday. Plans include add- 
ing snack items and featuring marketing 
draws like an occasional "jazz cafe," 
where students can listen to music and sip 
cappucino. 

Lincoln items shown 

The college's Dr. Woodrow S. Dellinger 
Lincoln Collection — which includes over 
30 pieces of original artwork, photo- 
graphs, letters and other items from 
Abraham Lincoln's presidency — was dis- 
played in Laughlin Hall for two weeks in 
December. 

The collection was donated to the col- 
lege by Mrs. Woodrow S. Dellinger and 
her family, in memory of her husband, a 
1933 graduate of Lebanon Valley. The 
college will sell the collection — valued 
at some $70,000 — and will invest the 




The Dr. Woodrow S. Dellinger Lincoln 
Collection features many original works of 
art. It was on exhibit in December. 



proceeds in a special endowment fund. 

Items of special interest in the collec- 
tion include an autographed letter from 
Lincoln to Maj. Gen. George McClellan 
after the Battle of Bull Run, an original 
playbill for the Ford's Theater perfor- 
mance during which Lincoln was assassi- 
nated, Lincoln campaign buttons, a 
proclamation instructing the people of 
York on what to do when the president's 
funeral train passed through their city, 
and a cup and saucer — decorated with a 
spread eagle cartouche and a gilt bor- 
der — from the Lincoln White House. 




It's munch time at the Mund College Center's new sandwich shop 



m 

and snack bar. 



Winter 1994 21 



SPORTS 



By John B. Deamer, Jr. 

Director of Sports Information and 

Sports Development 

Women's Volleyball 
(22-10, MAC Playoffs) 

The ninth year of this program was a 
season of firsts. The team recorded its 
first 20-win season and competed for the 
first time in the Middle Atlantic Confer- 
ence (MAC) championships. 

In the MAC Commonwealth League, 
Lebanon Valley finished in second place, 
6-1, one game behind 7-0 Juniata. In the 
first round of playoffs, Lebanon Valley 
defeated King's College 3-1. 

Later on in the one-day, winner-take- 
all tournament, Juniata bested Lebanon 
Valley, just as it has defeated many dif- 
ferent opponents for the past 1 3 seasons. 
Overall, Lebanon Valley outscored its 
opponents, taking 53 games while drop- 
ping only 30. 

The women began the season by win- 
ning a competitive tournament hosted by 
Susquehanna — another first for the pro- 
gram. They finished the year at 22-10. 
With the nine freshmen on the roster — a 
talented group, and the tallest yet — things 
are looking up. 

Football (5-5) 

In the final seconds against Upsala, Leba- 
non Valley won an emotional game, but 
could not end the season with a win, and 
so finished the year 5-5. 

In week nine, in the Upsala game, the 
Dutchmen trailed 20-0 at halftime. In 
the closing seconds, freshman kicker Joe 
Noll booted a 30-yard field goal for a 
31-28 win. 

Against Widener in week 10, the 
Dutchmen drove toward another game- 
winning field goal in the game's closing 
seconds, but came up a first down short in 
a hard-fought 28-26 loss to the Pioneers. 

The team's biggest win of the season 
came against Moravian (15-13), during 
Homecoming Weekend. (The Greyhounds 
eventually competed in the NCAA cham- 
pionships.) 

Other wins came against Juniata (54- 
7), Delaware Valley (30-13) and, in a 
driving rainstorm, Albright (24-13). 




Junior Bridget Lohr assisted in pushing 
women's volleyball over the top this season. 

Named to the MAC First Team was 
senior linebacker Joe Gift, senior defen- 
sive back Jon Grella and senior offensive 
lineman Jeff Geisel. 

Field Hockey (13-5, NCAA Regional 
Championship Game) 

This nationally recognized team took a 
step toward a national championship when 
it competed in an NCAA regional cham- 
pionship against Trenton State College in 
Trenton, New Jersey. 

The lady Dutchmen reached this point 
by defeating ( 1 -0) Rowan College on pen- 
alty strokes in the first round of the NCAA 
regional championships. The next day, 
Trenton defeated Lebanon Valley (3-0) 
to end the season. 

Senior midfielder Kris Sagun finished 
off a remarkable four-year career by be- 
ing named to the College Field Hockey 
Coaches Association Division III Ail- 
American First Team, and by being 
selected as the MAC Commonwealth 
League MVP. 

Junior forward Alissa Mowrer, a 
CFHCA Second Team All-American and 
a member of the MAC Commonwealth 
League First Team, finished with 50 points 
on the season — 24 goals and two assists. 

On the National All-American All-Aca- 
demic team, Mowrer was joined by junior 
forward Joda Glossner, sophomore goalie 
Angie Harnish and sophomore back Gina 
Hollinger. This honorary team includes 
students who make a significant contribu- 
tion to their team while maintaining a 3.5 
minimum grade point average. 



Coach Kathy Tiemey, in her 1 1th sea- 
son, was named CFHCA Eastern Regional 
Coach of the Year. She has guided the 
program to 103 wins, three MAC cham- 
pionships and four appearances in the 
NCAA championships. 

Men's Soccer 

Although the wins didn't come for first- 
year coach Mark Pulisic, soccer at Leba- 
non Valley took a significant step forward 
in 1993. 

The team earned its only win in the 
final game of the season, a 1-0 victory on 
the road against a tough Allentown team. 
Prior to that game, the Dutchmen played 
Albright to a 2-2 tie. 

In half of the games, the Dutchmen 
were very competitive, losing four games 
by one goal and three others by two-goal 
margins. Compared with the previous 
season, Lebanon Valley cut by more than 
half their goals against average, but in the 
off season will look for scorers. The 
Dutchmen scored only 10 goals in their 
1 8 games. 

Cross Country 

Junior Jeff Koegel had another banner 
year on his way to qualifying for the 
NCAA Eastern Regional All-American 
meet, held this year in Allentown. 

Koegel finished in second place in the 
MAC championships with a time of 
27:13.4. That success followed his three 
first-place finishes at invitationals hosted 
by Lebanon Valley, Baptist Bible and 
Allentown. 

The flu kept Koegel from returning to 
the NCAA Division III championships. 
He had to bow out of the race halfway 
through the course in the regional cham- 
pionships. 

Freshman Ed Brig nolo posted a strong 
season. He finished in the top 15 in four 
invitationals throughout the season and 
was the 11th runner to cross the finish 
line in the MAC championships. 

During the season, freshman Debra 
Popper was the top Lebanon Valley 
women's runner, finishing in fifth place 
at an invitational hosted by Baptist Bible 
College. At the MAC championships, she 
finished 12th. 



22 The Valley 



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Anchored in reality 

By Judy Pehrson 

Ken Matz ('69) spent most of his four 
years at Lebanon Valley on fast-forward 
as he raced to a television job in Mt 
Gretna, a radio job in Harrisburg and 
classes in Annville. 

"I was crazed," he recalls. "I would go 
to my classes then rush to WLYH-TV in 
Gretna, then to WFEC Radio in Harris- 
burg. Often I wouldn't get back to the 
dorm until 3 a.m. I drove people nuts." 

His juggling act and hard work paid 
off. Today the genial, silver-haired Matz 
is news co-anchor for WCAU Television 
(Channel 10) in Philadelphia. Over the 
past two decades, he has worked for 
major market TV stations in Miami, San 
Francisco, Los Angeles, Baltimore and 
Milwaukee. 

Matz's love affair with broadcasting 
actually began during his high school 
days. He worked for his school radio 
station and also filled in as a disc jockey 
and news announcer at local radio sta- 
tions in the Lehigh Valley. His interest 
led him to major in political science at 
Lebanon Valley to prepare himself for a 
career in broadcasting. One of his favor- 
ite professors, he says, was Dr. Alex Fehr, 
who at the time chaired political science. 
"He was so very opinionated that it used 
to crack me up. But he also made the 
class interesting. He made the class an 
event rather than a class." 

With his harried schedule of work and 
study, Matz didn't have much time to 
participate in extra-curricular activities. 
His sacrifice was rewarded, however, 
when he snagged a plum position with 
WIBG Radio in Philadelphia just before 
graduation. 

"WIBG traded news reports with 
WFEC, and that's how they got to know 
me. They offered me a position as news 
director and news anchor a month before 
I graduated," he states. "I was one of the 
few people in my class who had a job 
waiting when we got out." 

Matz says his liberal arts education at 
Lebanon Valley has been "invaluable" to 
him as he moved up the ladder in broad- 




en Matz ('69) co-anchors Channel 10's 
nightly news in his hometown of Philadel- 
phia. He urges future journalists to study 
the liberal arts. 

cast journalism. "I came out of college 
with a good background in science, eco- 
nomics, government, history, music and 
English literature. I feel as comfortable 
walking into a NASA space center in 
Cocoa Beach as I do in attending a brief- 
ing at the White House." 

He urges young people who are seek- 
ing a career in the media not to major in 
journalism. "Get a good liberal arts edu- 
cation," he says. "If you're going to be a 
reporter or news anchor, you need a 
general knowledge of a lot of different 
things. Where else in the world will you 
get that other than going to a liberal arts 
college? The other nitty-gritty things you 
can learn on the job." 

Although Matz has covered countless 
stories over the years, one of the most 
deeply affecting was reporting the 
destruction wrought by Hurricane Andrew 
in Florida. While reporters are supposed 
to stay personally distant from their sto- 
ries, it was difficult in this case because 
the storm had practically flattened Matz's 
house in Miami, where he had been work- 
ing for the CBS affiliate. 

"It was odd trying to cover this story 
because I had lost just as much as many 
of the people we were filming and inter- 
viewing," he recalls. The experience was 
a wake-up call, he adds. "When constantly 
covering the harsh news of the world, you 
become desensitized after a while. You 
feel sorry for people who are hurting, but 
you can go home and put it behind you. In 



this case, Hurricane Andrew tuned me 
back into what I was really doing. I 
couldn't put it behind me." 

Today, Matz and his wife, Phyllis 
Walton-Matz, who is an actress, are hap- 
pily ensconced back in Philadelphia, 
where he was born. Their son, Justin, 19, 
is a sophomore at George Washington 
University majoring in international busi- 
ness with an emphasis on the Pacific Rim. 
He will spend his junior year in Japan. 

Despite a busy work schedule, Matz 
continues to be in touch with Lebanon 
Valley and some of his classmates. He 
has been invited to speak to classes and 
is helping to organize a dinner-theatre 
program for a group of LVC alumni from 
the Delaware Valley. 

"I also drop by the campus every so 
often when I am in the area," he says. 
"My mother is in a nursing home in 
Elizabethtown, so I do get up here. Some- 
times I visit the college and sometimes I 
visit my friend Don Bowman at WLVR 
Radio in Lebanon." 

He is impressed with the direction the 
college is taking. "Everything looks very 
good, but the major changes have been 
internal," says Matz. "The college has 
matured and come of age as an institu- 
tion. It seems to be really caught up with 
what the needs of the world are. I believe 
LVC grads will be well prepared to deal 
with what's out there." 



Bubba Shaffer ('94), editor of La Vie 
Collegienne, also contributed to this story. 



To Amsterdam — 
and beyond 

By Nancy Fitzgerald 

Up on the 39th floor of the Time-Life 
Building in Rockefeller Center, in a sunny 
office that looks out over the Avenue of 
the Americas, hanging on the wall is a 
diploma from a small liberal arts college 
in a little town in Pennsylvania. Beneath 
the diploma is a black-and-white photo of 
a few ragtag members of the college's 



Winter 1994 23 



lacrosse team, circa 1974. The player in 
jersey number 64 — the guy with the bushy 
beard and the shoulder-length hair — leans 
on his lacrosse stick and smiles for the 
camera. 

Across the room, Dale Oehler ('75) — 
who received the diploma, retired the jer- 
sey, cut the hair and shaved off the 
beard — sits at the sprawling desk where 
he runs the overseas operations for a divi- 
sion of Time, Inc. Since his graduation 
from Lebanon Valley College, he's been 
on a path that's taken him from Annville 
to Amsterdam, from Heathrow to Hong 
Kong, and back to New York City. That's 
where he now shares with a visitor some 
of the highlights of a big-city career that 
had its foundations in that little town. 

"I really believe in athletics," says 
Oehler, who played midfield and served 
as co-captain for the LVC lacrosse team; 
he now plays for a club on the Jersey 
Shore. "It's part of the value of a liberal 
arts education. I loved my time there at 
LVC playing lacrosse — we made the 
NCAA tournament the first two years. 
But athletics has a lot of application for 
business, too. Business is very competi- 
tive and, of course, so are athletics. There 
are a lot of parallels." 

These days, as vice president and 
director of Time Warner Publishers Ser- 
vices International, Oehler coaches a team 
that spans the globe. "We're responsible 
for all the single-copy sales of our own 
magazines overseas," he explains, "as well 
as those of other clients that we have 
under contract — everything from Vogue, 
Glamour and Mademoiselle, to Time, 
Sports Illustrated and Mad — something 
on the order of 250 magazine titles." 
Oehler is also responsible for all export 
sales of Time Warner's consumer book 
imprints, representing such authors as 
Sidney Sheldon, J.D. Salinger and Herman 
Wouk. 

Subscription sales plus single-copy 
sales — that's when you pick up a maga- 
zine at a newsstand instead of in your 
mailbox — add up to the circulation num- 
ber upon which magazine publishers base 
their advertising rates. "The game is to 
increase circulation," notes Oehler, "and 
allow publishers to charge more for 
advertising by delivering more readers." 
To keep those circulation numbers up, 
Oehler wants to have his magazines avail- 
able at more overseas newsstands, air- 
ports, train stations and kiosks. 

"If you go into a typical airport — 
Heathrow, for instance — you'll see an 
array of magazines on display," says 
Oehler. "But there's a lot that goes into 
getting those magazines there, because 




As a globe-trotting vice president, Dale 
Oehler ( '75) manages the overseas single- 
copy sales for 250 magazine titles. 

publishing is very competitive. Every 
country has its own local publishing scene. 
So you're competing for retail space, and 
a lot of publishers are trying to get that 
space for their products." 

One of the things Oehler enjoys most — 
and finds the most challenging — is new 
business development. He wants to find 
outlets among some of the emerging mar- 
kets in Asia and Eastern Europe. "I was 
in Frankfurt a few weeks ago, and had a 
spur-of-the-moment meeting with an 
Asian company that wants to get our 
magazines into Vietnam, Cambodia and 
Laos. There's a big demand for English- 
language magazines. It was really grati- 
fying to get Time and other magazines 
into Eastern European countries, places 
where you used to be put in prison for 
reading a magazine from America." 

Though Dale Oehler is based in New 
York City, it's not often that you'll find 
him there. About half his time is spent 
traveling — coming up are trips to Mexico, 
Brazil, Australia and New Zealand. Oehler 
thrives on seeing other cultures up close 
and learning about other ways of doing 
business. "There are differences from 
country to country," he says,"but overall, 
I would say that Asia is the most unique 
culturally. There's a big, big difference 
between the Western mentality and the 
Asian mentality. But that's part of the fun 
of it. For me, it's not an obstacle but 
something to be appreciated, as long as 
you're sensitive to differences and don't 
try to impose your standards or ways of 
doing business. You work with those dif- 
ferences rather than against them, and 
you do fine." 



Though he's been with Time Warner 
for 14 years, Oehler came to New York 
via a roundabout route. Soon after col- 
lege, he and his brother started a book- 
store in Connecticut, but when the 
entrepreneurial thrill wore off, Oehler took 
a job as a sales rep for Ballantine Books, 
a division of Random House. He was soon 
transferred to Houston, then promoted to 
Chicago as a regional manager. When 
Warner Communications began represent- 
ing Ballantine, Oehler was hired on and 
sent out to Los Angeles and, finally, to 
New York. Right before Time and Warner 
merged in 1989, he was put in charge of 
international operations for the magazine 
division. 

"The merger was a kind of serendipity 
for me," Oehler says, "because it pre- 
sented so many opportunities. It's been a 
good example of synergy at work, an evo- 
lutionary process. I think any business 
should be a kind of work in progress. And 
that's how I see our division and what 
we're doing. I expect a year from now 
we'll be doing things differently, and 
hopefully doing them even better." 

Looking back over a 20-year career, 
Oehler says many of the skills he uses on 
the job are ones that he learned during his 
undergraduate days. "Probably the tough- 
est course I took in all four years at Leba- 
non Valley was microeconomics," Oehler 
recalls. "It was a requirement for my eco- 
nomics major, and it was a grueling, 
demanding course — very much focused 
on theory. I remember at the time think- 
ing to myself 'What in the world does this 
stuff have to do with anything?' But it's 
probably the one course, as I've moved 
along in a business career, that I almost 
wish I could retake, knowing what I know 
now. It has a lot to do with everything 
that I do today." 

Other courses that Oehler remembers 
fondly are philosophy with Professor 
Warren Thompson, and the English 
courses he took with Dr. Leon Markowicz. 
But, he says, some of the most important 
lessons he learned at the Valley didn't 
happen in class. Those friendships formed 
at the Valley remain a part of his life 
today. He and Tom "Buck" Poley ('74) 
still talk to each other every week. For 
Oehler, getting to know students and pro- 
fessors from diverse backgrounds, with 
differing opinions on everything from 
politics to art, was terrific practice for an 
international career. 

"For a small student body," he recalls, 
"there were a lot of different outlooks. 
There was an artistic influence, musically, 
with wonderfully talented kids. And there 
was political controversy as well — this 



24 The Valley 



was the time of Nixon, Watergate and the 
tail end of the Vietnam War. In retro- 
spect, I think, Lebanon Valley gave me 
more of an appreciation for diversity. 
Being there was a great experience. It 
was all a part of shaping my life for the 
future." 



Alumni club update 

If you are interested in hosting an LVC 
event, or in helping to plan an event in 
your area, please call the Alumni Office 
toll-free at 1-800-ALUM-LVC. 



■ Philadelphia: The newest alumni club, 
officially named "LVC Alumni and 
Friends, Philadelphia Chapter," was 
formed last fall. Its first meeting was on 
November 14, 1993, at the home of Bryna 
Vandergrift ('89). All LVC alumni, par- 
ents and friends in the Philadelphia area 
are invited to join in the chapter activi- 
ties. Events planned for this spring in- 
clude a trip to a mystery dinner theater 
and a Phillies game. 

■ Connecticut: On September 17, 1993, 
alumni and friends gathered in Farmington 
as LVC went to Connecticut. LVC Presi- 
dent John Synodinos; Steve Roberts ('65), 
president of the Alumni Council; and 
Diane Wenger ('92), director of alumni 
programs, brought greetings and news of 
the college to approximately 20 guests. 

The event was hosted by George 
Reider ('63) and his wife, Carol, in their 



home. Attending were Phyllis Deitzer 
Dempsey ('42) and her husband, Carbon; 
Karen Burt Haney ('89) and her husband, 
Richard; Dick London ('65) and guest; 
Chris McArdle ('83) and James McArdle 
('57); Cristine Melson ('74); Sharon 
DeBoer Porter ('87) and her husband, 
Robert; Warren Sillman ('43) and his wife, 
Louise Boger Sillman ('42); and Bernice 
Hoover Singley ('28). 




At the Connecticut alumni meeting, Bernice 
Hoover Singley ( '28) and Sharon DeBoer 
Porter ('87) swap memories of LVC. 
(Below) Carol Reider ( '63), who hosted the 
event, talks with Dr. Warren Sillman ( '43). 





You never know where you might meet someone from the Lebanon Valley family. Dr. C. 
F. Joseph Tom (left), professor emeritus of economics, traveled to China last fall with 
the Elderhostel-Chinese American Educational Exchange. While there, he met Gerard 
Cert ('41) and posed with him in front of the statue of Confucius at Qufu. The three- 
week tour also included stays in Beijing, Jinan and Tai'an. The 34 participants studied 
Confucianism and Chinese education, art, literature, music and urban and village life. 



Former president 
soars and sails 

Former Lebanon Valley College presi- 
dent Arthur Peterson was featured in an 
article, "My Advice to Young America," 
by James Michener. The article, in the 
September issue of New Choices maga- 
zine, cited Peterson and four other of 
Michener' s friends who have taken on 
big projects that "keep them alive and 
excited." According to Michener, the 
group recently built a one-seat airplane 
with an open cockpit. Peterson, wearing a 
World War I scarf, piloted the plane on 
its initial flight. The group is now work- 
ing on building a sailing boat "from the 
keel up." 

Thanks to Wendell R. King ('34) for 
sending a copy of Michener' s article to 
The Valley. 



Music reunion 
at Black Rock 

Nineteen music alumni from the Class of 
'47 held their annual reunion on Septem- 
ber 24-26, 1993, at Black Rock Retreat in 
Willow Street, Pennsylvania. The week- 
end included a piano/violin recital by 
Martin and Hazel Fornoff Detambel ('47 
'44) and a poetry reading by J. Ross Albert 
('47) on Friday night. On Saturday the 
group toured Longwood Gardens and the 
Brandywine Museum. 

The Sunday morning worship service 
at Boehm's Chapel in Willow Street 
included a talk about the chapel by the 
Rev. Daniel L. Shearer ('38), a sermon by 
the Rev. Dale Beittel ('46) and a vocal 
solo by J. Ross Albert ('47). The music 
alumni Class of '47 choir performed 
"When My Mind, Confused by Choice," 
composed by Barbara Kolb Beitel ('47). 

Sara and Paul Fisher ('47 '47) of 
Millersville organized the weekend. 



Did you forget to order 
a copy of the 1993 

LVC Alumni Directory? 

Copies are still available 

from the Alumni Office 
for $38.95, plus $4.50 
shipping and handling. 

Call 1-800-ALUM-LVC. 



Winter 1994 25 



CLASS NOTES 



1920s 



Deaths 

L. E. Meyer '28, July 23, 1993. He served as 
Lebanon County (PA) judge from 1968 until he 
retired in 1974 and became a partner in the firm 
of Christianson Meyer. 

Ruth Strubhar Clark '29, September 7, 
1993. 

1930s 

News 

Lorayne Seele Freeman '32 reports that she 
stays busy golfing regularly, singing in church 
choir, doing special solo work and selling real 
estate. 

Raymond T. Frey '39 and his wife. Dorothy 
Null Frey '39, presented a slide show titled "An 
African Experience" about their trip to Zimbab- 
we, Kenya and Tanzania; the presentation was in 
August 1993 in the Chautauqua Community 
Building in Mt. Gretna, PA. During their travels, 
Dorothy is the photographer and Raymond 
records sounds. Dorothy taught in the Lebanon 
schools for 25 years before retiring. After gradu- 
ating from LVC, Raymond taught and coached 
one year before serving in World War II, during 
which he was blinded in an explosion. He be- 
came a consultant for the blind at the Valley 
Forge Hospital and then served as a therapist at 
the VA Medical Center for 28 years in Lebanon. 
Last fall, he underwent a corneal transplant, and 
has been regaining some of his vision that he lost 
50 years ago. 

Deaths 

Mildred M. Hackman King '30, August 1 1 , 
1993. 

Katherine Bowers Rank '31, August 21, 

1992. She had been married to Dr. David H. 
Rank '28, who died on January 17, 1981. 

Dorothy Shiffer Lantz '32, March 1993. 
Russell L. Leibig '33, May 16, 1993. 
Alice Cockshott Anderson '35, March 15, 

1993. She had been a child welfare case worker 
for the Jamestown (VA) Department of Social 
Services, retiring in 1967. 

1940s 

News 

Gerard M. Gert '41 is retired from the U.S. 
Foreign Service. He traveled to China for three 
weeks in fall 1993 as part of the Elderhostel 
Chinese American Education Exchange (see page 
25). 

Deaths 

Ruth Ruppersberger Riley '40, October 1 2, 
1993. She was the wife of Dr. Robert C. Riley, 



vice president and controller emeritus of LVC. 
She is also survived by a daughter, Leanne L. 
Mazade; a brother, Avery Ruppersberger; and a 
sister, Ellen Ruppersberger Silvers '41. 

The Rev. W. Edgar Cathers, Jr. '42, 
August 14, 1993. 

The Rev. Robert G. Whisler '42, May 31, 
1993. 

1950s 

News 

Francis Eigenbrode '50 is supervisor of 
Northern Arizona University's student teachers 
in the Phoenix/Tucson area. 

Francis A. Heckman '50 and his wife, Hisako 
Takamine, recently celebrated their 40th wedding 
anniversary. They have four children and seven 
grandchildren. They are active members of the 
North Reading First Baptist Church, where Francis 
is an elder and church moderator. He retired from 
Cabot Corporation in 1987 and is now building 
up Heckman Associates, his science consulting 
service for business and education. 

Doris Eckert Ketner '50 is president of the 
Reading Music Teachers Association, an organi- 
zation of private music teachers. 

Dr. David H. Wallace '50, who directed the 
recent restoration of the Roosevelt home, pub- 
lished an essay on the project, titled "Sagamore 
Hill: An Interior History," in Theodore Roosevelt: 
Many-Sided American, edited by Naylor, Brinkley 
and Gable. 

Dr. J. Harold Housman '51 is serving for 
two years in Nigeria, West Africa, with the Chris- 
tian Blind Mission, headquartered in Germany. 
He will be teaching eye medicine and surgery at 
KANO Eye Hospital. He had served in East 
Africa from 1957 to 1972 in the medical field. 
From 1975 to 1993, he practiced ophthalmology 
in Lancaster, PA. 

Glenn H. Woods '51 wrote and edited The 
Woods Family Sampler for his family members 
as a 1993 Christmas gift. The book includes over 
300 family recipes, his own recollections of grow- 
ing up on a farm in south central Pennsylvania 
during the Depression, and an album of pictures 
of the family from the 1920s and '30s. 

Joe Oxley '52 retired in June 1993 from his 
teaching and coaching at Raritan High School, in 
Hazlet, NJ. He continues to operate Monmouth 
Day Camp, a summer all-sports camp for ages 
4-14, in Midel. 

Ralph R. Giordano '53 retired in 1993 after 
37 years with IBM as the manager in the 
Rockville, MD, office. 

Joan Ringle Policastro '54 will chair the 
Commissioner of Education's Advisory Council 
on Arts Education for the next two years (until 
July 1995). She is past president of the Alliance 
for Arts Education/New Jersey and the New Jer- 
sey Music Educators Association. For the past 



year, she has been a member of the panel writing 
the high school core course proficiencies for the 
fine arts and the performing arts. 

Joyce Hill Madden '55 reports that she is a 
member of the Pasadena Community Church 
Choir; their concert was shown on Christmas 
Eve, 1993, on VISN cable TV. 

Dr. David Willoughby '55 is professor emeri- 
tus of music at Eastern New Mexico University in 
Portales. After 20 years in New Mexico, he retired 
and in June 1993 moved to Elizabethtown, PA. In 
July, he accepted the position as visiting professor 
of music and interim head of the Music Depart- 
ment at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, 
PA. He continues his research and writing as he 
prepares the third edition of his music apprecia- 
tion text, The World of Music. The second edition 
was published in 1993. 

Shirley Warfel Knade '56 has been the di- 
rector of the Family Planning Department at the 
Williamsport (PA) Hospital and Medical Center 
for 12 years. She still pursues her interests in 
music, including civic chorus, community con- 
certs and little theatre. 

Charles C. Kindt '57 retired in June 1993 
from the Halifax (PA) Middle School, where he 
taught special education. He had been a special 
education teacher for 31 years. 

Maj. Gen. Ross S. Plasterer '57 retired from 
the Marine Corps on December 1 , 1 99 1 . He holds 
an MBA. degree in financial management from 
Widener University and an MA. degree in pub- 
lic administration from the University of South- 
ern California. He was deployed to Vietnam in 
June 1964 as aircraft maintenance officer of 
HMM-162 until 1965. Gen. Plasterer returned to 
Vietnam for a second tour in September 1968. 
He attended the Army War College in Carlisle, 
PA, from July 1979 to June 1980 and upon 
completion was ordered to Headquarters Marine 
Corps, Washington, D.C., for duty as head, Dis- 
bursing Branch, Fiscal Division. While serving 
as commanding officer, 22nd Marine Amphibi- 
ous Unit, he was advanced to brigadier general. 
He assumed duty as the inspector general of the 
Marine Corps on October 1, 1991, serving until 
his retirement. His honors include the Legion of 
Merit, Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal with 
Combat "V," the Combat Action Ribbon, Air 
Medal with two gold stars and Numeral 52, and 
the Distinguished Flying Cross with two gold 
stars. He is entitled to wear the Presidential Ser- 
vice Badge. In his career, Gen. Plasterer has 
flown over 6,800 hours. 

James W. Checket '59 conducted the 
premiere of the Harmonia's Lebanon Valley 
Youth Symphony and Youth Strings, in the Leba- 
non Middle School auditorium in June 1993. The 
symphony was formed in October 1992 by a 
group from the Harmonia Music Club. Checket 
is a partner of J & S Music Service. He is a 
freelance musician who specializes in teaching, 
arranging, writing and performing, with contracts 



26 The Valley 



for concerts in states from Maine to Oklahoma. 
Doris E. White '59 retired in June 1993 after 
34 years of teaching at the elementary and sec- 
ondary levels. She taught most recently in East- 
ern Lancaster County (PA) School District. 

Deaths 

James E. Lebo '50, January 6, 1993. 
Howard W. Rosier '55, June 5, 1993. 
Ruth E. Keppler Gollam '56, October 1985. 

1960s 

News 

Marilyn Rinker Jennerjohn '62 attended 
the Bread Loaf School of English in Middlebury, 
VT, during the summer of 1993. She had one of 
her teaching plans, "Island Isolation," published 
in the National Council of Teachers of English 
publication, Ideas Plus. 

Suzanne Krauss Moyer '63 is an editor and 
writer in the pharmaceutical industry. 

Janet Taylor Spengler '63, of Dover, DE, 
was chosen as one of two teachers to represent 
Delaware at a music symposium, "Toward 
Tomorrow: New Visions for General Music," 
held in September-October 1993, in Reston, VA. 
Janet has taught for 25 years in Pennsylvania, 
New York, New Mexico and Delaware. She has 
been teaching for nine years at the Seaford Middle 
School. She is also music department chairwoman 
for the Seaford School District and teaches 
a music class at Wesley College in Dover, DE, 
one night a week. 

Nancy Bintliff Whisler '64 is victim assis- 
tance coordinator and state organization repre- 
sentative for Mothers Against Drunk Drivers 
(MADD), Butler County (PA) Chapter. 

Dales B. Hains '65 reports that his oldest 
son, Decker, hopes to graduate from West Point 
in May 1994. 

J. Duncan Kriebel '66 is chairman of the 
English Department at the Milton Hershey School, 
Hershey, PA. He is in his 28th year of teaching. 

Phyllis Pickard Ford '67 has been a 1st- 
grade teacher for 27 years in Lower Moreland 
School District, Huntington Valley, PA. 

Richard Simington '68 is director of the 
Seneca County Department of Human Services 
in Tiffin, OH. 

Deaths 

Carole A. Lasky Marburger '64, August 
15, 1993. 

1970s 

News 

The Rev. Dr. G. Edwin Zeiders '70 is serv- 
ing his seventh year as district superintendent, 
United Methodist Church, Wellsboro District, 



Central Pennsylvania Conference. He was one of 
the first in the country to be appointed to a seven- 
year term. 

Sandra M. McConaghay Reed '71 is a prin- 
cipal in the Shenandoah Valley (PA) School Dis- 
trict. She received her master of education degree 
in music in 1976, her supervisory II certificate in 
1982 and her administrative I elementary certifi- 
cate in 1987. She is currently working on a sec- 
ondary principal certification and C & I certification 
program. 

Dr. Rex Herbert '72 was married to Lisa 
Catalano on June 19, 1993, in Our Lady of the 
Blessed Sacrament Church in Harrisburg. He is 
the owner of the Arlington Orthopedic Clinic in 
Harrisburg and is president and owner of the 
Harrisburg Heat Soccer Club. 

Cheryl Kirk Noll '72 illustrated two sets of 
"story cards" to be published by Abrams & Co. 
These sets of eight 14" x 18" cards have color 
illustrations on the front and the story on the 
back. One is a biography of Harriet Tubman and 
the other is a native American folktale, "Strong 
Wind, Gentle Maiden." 

Dr. Peggy Oliver Johnson '75 received a doc- 
tor of ministry degree from Wesley Theological 
Seminary in May 1993. Her area of concentration 
was on serving people who are deaf-blind. She 
continues to serve as pastor of the Christ United 
Methodist Church of the Deaf in Baltimore. 

John R. Longacre II '75 and his wife, Arpi, 
welcomed a son, John R. Longacre III, on March 
3, 1993. 

Terri Ann Folkenroth Konzen '76 is direc- 
tor of music at St. John Lutheran Church, Mars, 
PA, and a piano instructor at Grove City 
College. 

Kevin P. Clarkson '77 is a managing actuary 
with the New Jersey Department of Insurance. 

Karen Cunnington '78 married Michael 
McNeely on March 27, 1993. They reside in Bel 
Air, MD. 

Frank C. Destro '78 is marketing manager 
for Synflex Products in Mantua, OH. 

The Rev. Truman T. Brooks HI '79 is pas- 
tor of the Conshohocken (PA) United Methodist 
Church. The church survived a major fire in 
October 1992. 

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Kate G. Felix '80 is enrolled in the Ph.D. 
program in nursing at the University of Colorado 
Health Sciences Center in Denver. 

David C. Gorman '80 is first assistant dis- 
trict attorney in Blair County (PA). In the sum- 
mer, David regularly competes in triathlons and 
in the winter, in master's swim meets. 

Lori A. Morgan '80 is a paralegal with the 
law firm of Birch, Stewart, Kolasch and Birch in 
Falls Church, VA. 



Dr. Scott D. Snyder '80 is an emergency 
medicine physician at Aurora (CO) Regional 
Medical Center. 

Cynthia Kihn Todoroff '80 achieved her 
CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter) 
designation in October 1992 after passing a 
series of 10 exams. She has been employed by 
Pennsylvania National Insurance Co. in Harris- 
burg for over nine years, and was recently pro- 
moted to corporate project manager. 

Barbara Cooper Bair '81, of Bel Air, MD, 
and David Stauffer '81, of Joppa, MD, members 
of the Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra in Bel 
Air, played English horn and trumpet solos in 
Benjamin Lees' "The Trumpet of the Swan," in 
December 1993. The composer narrated the piece, 
which is based on E.B. White's popular book. 

Jennifer L. Bowen '81 married Glenn R. 
Frantz on September 1 1, 1993. She is a teacher/ 
director of school community services in the 
Pine Grove Area (PA) School District and a mem- 
ber of the LVC Alumni Council. 

Sara Ann Crider '81 married William D. 
Godwin on October 23, 1993. She is a registered 
nurse certified in gerontological nursing at the 
Washington County Health Department in 
Hagerstown, MD. 

Dr. Chris E. Shoop '81 and his wife, Sharon 
Diederich Shoop '81, announced the birth of a 
daughter, Rachel Kristen, on July 13, 1993; she 
joins Ryan, 8, and Adam, 6. 

Jill Shaffer Swanson '81 and her husband, 
Paul, announced the birth of a daughter, Eva 
Ashurst, on October 18, 1993. 

Scott Weber '81 received a master's degree 
in music education from West Chester University 
in August 1993. Scott teaches elementary strings 
in the Central Dauphin School in Harrisburg. 

Denise Achey '82 is director of the 
Middletown (MD) High School choirs, and in 
April 1993 traveled with them to Musicfest Or- 
lando, where they took two first-place trophies 
for concert choir and chamber choir and were 
overall grand champions. They also sang at 
Disney World. 

Roseann McGrath Brooks '82 is articles 
editor of DEC Professional, a computer maga- 
zine. 

Kim Foster-Gorman '82 received her Ph.D. 
from the Pennsylvania State University in 1993. 
She is a licensed psychologist working in private 
practice as well as part-time at the state correc- 
tional institution at Cressona, PA. She and her 
husband, David, use their spare time "fixing up" 
their old house. 

Rob McGrorty '82 is a registered represen- 
tative for Marketing One Securities, Inc., a firm 
providing investment products for Harris Sav- 
ings Bank of Harrisburg. Rob married the former 
Jill Elaine Miller, of Hershey, on September 5, 
1993. 

Nick E. Magrowski '83 is a trustee of the 
Reading Musical Foundation and serves on the 



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scholarship committee. He is also president of 
Magrowski's Music. Inc., a music store serving 
central and eastern Pennsylvania. 

Suzanne Sofranko Schaeffer '83 and her 
husband, Lee, announced the birth of their son, 
Colin, on September 17, 1993. 

Carol Denison Brame '84 and her husband, 
Michael, announced the birth of a son, Patrick 
Richard, on July 27, 1993. Carol received a 
master's degree in education from the Pennsyl- 
vania State University in January 1993. 

Jane Buscaglia Cheung '84 and her hus- 
band, Andrew, welcomed a daughter, Jenna 
Leigh, on July 29, 1993. 

Beryl-Jeanne Metz '84 and Brian Cossin 
were married on September 8, 1990, and on Janu- 
ary 8, 1993, they welcomed a son, Brenden Spen- 
cer. Beryl-Jeanne teaches 7th grade in Brooklyn, 
NY, and is completing a five-year course to 
become a National Council Accredited Flower 
Show Judge. 

Melinda Smith Niles '84 and her husband, 
Timothy, announced the birth of their second 
daughter, Courtney Lynn, on August 10, 1993; 
she joins Christine, 3. Tim is an assistant vice 
president of information systems for the Canton 
Agency in Timonium, MD. Mindy received a 
master's degree in oboe performance in 1986. 
She freelances in the Baltimore area, where she 
maintains a private studio. 

Ann Buchman Orth '84 is a research bio- 
chemist at Dow Elanco in Indianapolis, IN. 

Darryl R. Adler '85 and his wife. Dawn, 
announced the birth of Derek Richard on March 
12, 1993. Darryl is a systems analyst for Cov- 
enant Life Insurance Co. in Abington, PA. 

Jim Angerole '85 graduated from Drew 
Theological School with a master of theological 
studies degree in October 1990. 

Jonathan P. Frye '85 has accepted a posi- 
tion teaching biology at McPherson College in 
McPherson, KS. He recently graduated from the 
University of Virginia with a Ph.D. in environ- 
mental sciences, and received the Shannon Award 
as the graduate student with the best academic 
record. He also studied at the Botanical Institute 
of the University of Cologne, Germany. His doc- 
toral dissertation was titled "Methane Fluxes in a 
Freshwater Marsh." 

Paul M. Gouza '85 and his wife, Laurie 
Kamann Gouza '87, welcomed a daughter, 
Hailey Anne, on May 13, 1993. 

Ann Jennings Jones '85 and her husband, 
Donald, celebrated their 25th wedding anniver- 
sary on December 28, 1993. 

Jeanne Page '85 and Charles Weidenmann 
were married on February 22, 1992. He works 
for BankAmerica and she teaches language arts 
and social studies to grades 6-8 for the Salem 
City (NJ) School System. 

Joseph R. Rotunda '85 and his wife, Terri 
Roach Rotunda '85, announced the birth of their 
second child. Alec Louis, on August 23, 1993. 



Ruth E. Andersen '86 is assistant director 
of admissions at Seton Hall University in South 
Orange, NJ. 

Lynne D. DeWald '86 is living at 5 1 3 Wood- 
land Street, Trenton, NJ. She is a claims exam- 
iner for the state of New Jersey. 

David J. Feruzza '86 and his wife, Mary, 
announced the birth of their "blizzard baby," 
Kathryn Marie, on March 14, 1993. 

Dicksie Boehler Lewis '86 and her husband, 
Scott, welcomed their first child, Jacob Martin, 
on October 20, 1993, in Palm Springs, CA. 

Johnna-Claire Metz '86 is employed by 
EMR Systems Communication in New York City. 
A production assistant, she prepares information 
for the Graphic Arts Printing Industry. She is 
studying for her master's degree in psychology 
at Brooklyn College. She is also completing a 
five-year course to become a National Council 
Accredited Flower Show Judge. 

Lois Hagerman Rubenstein '86 is director 
of education of the Advantage Learning Center, 
a one-on-one tutoring center, in Cleona, PA. 
Advantage Learning Center offers tutoring to all 
grade and ability levels in 10 classrooms. 

Dr. Ross C. Hoffman '87 is a research sci- 
entist at Immunex Corp. in Seattle. 

Eve Lindemuth '87 spent the 1992-93 school 
year in Nancy, France, earning the equivalent of 
a master's degree in European Studies. 

Lissa Jennings Nelson '88 is a research 
chemist at DuPont's Experimental Station in 
Wilmington, DE. She specializes in catalysts for 
polymerization. Her husband is doing post- 
doctoral work at Scripps Research Institute in 
California. 

Robert E. Redman '88 and his wife, Jean 
Ann, announced the birth of their first child, 
Andrew Paul, on August 4, 1993. 

Bill Adams '89 accepted a Scientist II posi- 
tion with Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceutical 
Company, Danbury, CT, in the Drug Metabo- 
lism Department. 

Nadine M. Saada '89 spent two years at the 
University of Pittsburgh doing course work to- 
wards a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology, specializing 
in Chinese music. She is studying the Chinese 
language at the Stanford Center at National Tai- 
wan University in Taipei, Taiwan, under a FLAS 
(Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellow- 
ship. She received her master's degree in music 
history in 1991 from Bowling Green State 
University. 

Doreen A. Simmons '89 and Robert Charles 
Love, Jr. were married on May 1, 1993. 

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Jill M. Glassman '90 received her master's 
degree in gerontology from St. Joseph's Univer- 
sity, graduating cum laude. She is a case manager 



with the New Jersey Office of the Public Guard- 
ian, covering northern and central New Jersey. 

Mary Catherine Wilson '90 and David Alan 
Bolton '89 were married on June 19, 1993, at the 
Centre Presbyterian Church in New Park, PA. 
They live in Warrington. Mary Catherine teaches 
high school math in the Central Bucks School 
District in Doylestown. 

Rodney Allan Baughman '91 and Melissa 
Marie Johnson were married in the First Evan- 
gelical Church in Palmyra, PA, on July 23, 1993. 
He is employed by Staples Inc. in Lancaster, PA. 

Jefrey A. Betz '91 and Katherine Henry '91 
were married on August 7, 1 993, at Calvary United 
Methodist Church in Harrisburg. Jef is in his 
second year at the University of North Carolina 
at Chapel Hill. He is working toward an M.F.A. 
in acting and membership in Actors' Equity. 
Kathy is manager/advertising director for 
the World Traveller Books and Maps in Chapel 
Hill. 

Jennifer Devine '91 and Joseph Marx '93 
were married on August 14, 1993, in St. Paul the 
Apostle Catholic Church in Annville. Jennifer is 
a social worker for Child Care Programs of 
Lutheran Social Services, Eastern Region. Joe is 
a systems analyst for System II Corp. 

Amy E. Earhart '91 received her M.A. in 
English from the University of Tennessee in May 
1993. Recently, she was awarded the John C. 
Hodges Award for First-Year Teaching Excel- 
lence by the University of Tennessee English 
Department. Amy accepted a graduate teaching 
assistantship for fall 1993 from Texas A&M Uni- 
versity to begin her Ph.D. in English. She is 
specializing in late 19th/early 20th century Ameri- 
can literature, focusing on African-American lit- 
erature and feminist criticism. 

Melissa Askey Kuykendall '91 and her hus- 
band welcomed their first child, Derek Loren, on 
October 3, 1993. 

Diann C. Lenker '91 works at American 
States Insurance Company as a claims process- 
ing specialist under the Pittsburgh Division. She 
worked in Germany for a year. 

Krista A. Nightwine '91 and Darren E. 
Smallwood were married on August 14, 1993. 

Byran E. Brougt '92 is in his second year at 
Princeton Theological Seminary. He plans to be 
ordained in the United Methodist Church. 

Michele Filippone '92 is a full-day kinder- 
garten teacher in the West Orange (NJ) School 
District. 

Nicole Grove '92 was married to Timothy 
Brubaker on August 7, 1993, in St. Paul's United 
Methodist Church in Elizabethtown, PA. Nicole's 
father, Dr. John Grove, performed the ceremony. 
Nicole is a lst-grade teacher in the Cornwall- 
Lebanon School District. 

Katherine M. Shenk Morrison '92 is assis- 
tant office manager for Central Pennsylvania 
Transportation in Lancaster, and is enrolled in 
LVC's M.B.A. program. 

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Stacey Seldomridge '92 is director of Ten- 
der Heart Day Care in Annville, PA. 

Karin Apgar '93 is a staff accountant for the 
Lebanon Chemical Corp. in Lebanon, PA. 

Todd D. Beasley '93 is coordinator of the 
Lebanon County (PA) Legal Management 
Agency. 

Roger Beitel '93 is assistant football coach 
at Gettysburg College and a graduate student at 
Western Maryland College. 

Ilene C. Bennett '93 is a chemist with the 
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental 
Resources Bureau of Laboratories in Harrisburg. 

Amy Clewell Benson '93 is an elementary- 
school band director for the Wicomico County 
School District in Salisbury, MD. She is married 
to Mark E. Benson '93, who is high school band 
director for the Seaford (DE) School District. 

Charles Bloss IV '93 is an actuarial assistant 
for Guardian Life Insurance Co. in Bethlehem, 
PA. 

Amy M. Bonser '93 is a graduate student at 
the Pennsylvania State University. 

Nicole Bradford '93 is a house/counselor/ 
program coordinator for Target, Inc. in 
Westminster, MD, and a graduate student at West- 
ern Maryland College, studying special educa- 
tion/human service management. 

Lisa S. Burke '93 works for Clark's Corner 
Store in Johnstown, PA. 

Wendy M. Burkert '93 is in sales at 
Kirkland's Store in Charlotte, NC, and is a gradu- 
ate student in counseling and development at 
Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. 

Jeff Burt '93 is an actuarial analyst for the 
Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co. in Horsham, PA. 

Timothy P. Butz '93 is a 5th-grade full-time 
substitute teacher in the Octorara School Dis- 
trict, Atglen, PA. 

Paul Carey '93 is a sales manager for 
Windsor Capital in San Diego. 

Steven Carpenter '93 is a sales manage- 
ment trainee for Tandy Corp. (Radio Shack) in 
Lebanon, PA. 

Jennifer L. Carter '93 is a junior-high math 
teacher in the Milton Area (PA) School District. 

Kelly Connelly '93 is a graphic designer for 
U.S.A. Direct in York, PA. 

Mary Ellen Cvjic '93 is a graduate student 
at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at 
Rutgers University in New Jersey, majoring in 
molecular pharmacology. 

Scott Davis '93 is a corrections officer for 
the Snyder County Prison in Selinsgrove, PA. 

Vickie L. Davis '93 is an assistant actuary 
for Capital Holding Corp. in Frazer, PA. 

Susan H. DeFalcis '93 is an office coordina- 
tor for Jere I. Zarkin in Harrisburg. 

Frank J. Deutsch '93 is an associate quality 
assurance specialist for Hershey Chocolate USA. 

Dustin Devine '93 is employed in the main- 
tenance department of Deny Township, Hershey, 
PA. 



Richard K. Dietrich '93 is an actuarial 
assistant for WF Corroon in Baltimore. 

John J. Digilio, Jr. '93 is a first-year law 
student at Pepperdine School of Law in Malibu, CA. 

Mark S. Dimmick '93 is a 9th-grade English 
teacher in the Annville-Cleona School District. 

Christy M. Engle '93 is a latchkey teacher 
for Lycoming (PA) Child Care Services. 

David Esh '93 is a graduate student in nuclear 
engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. 

Salinda K. Eshbach '93 is employed by the 
Lancaster (PA) Jewish Day School. 

Lori Folk '93 is a graduate student in the 
clinical psychology master's degree program at 
the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. 

Denise E. Gingrich '93 teaches in the Balti- 
more County Public Schools (see page 13). 

Linda S. Graybill '93 is an accounting 
assistant for Irex Corp in Lancaster, PA. 

Sean P. Hackett '93 is high school band 
director in the Greencastle Antrim (PA) School 
District. 

Justine Hamilton '93 is a VISTA volunteer 
for the Northern Kentucky Adult Reading Pro- 
gram in Covington. 

Stephen M. Hand '93 is a graduate student 
at Widener University in Chester, PA. 

Jane Hartin '93 is a nurse manager for the 
Community Hospital of Lancaster, PA. 

Stacy R. Hollenshead '93 is a graduate stu- 
dent at Villanova University, majoring in 
employee/addictions counseling. 

Jerry Hollinger '93 is a psychiatric assistant 
at Philhaven Hospital in Mt. Gretna, PA. 

Michael Houtz '93 is employed by Palmyra 
Bowling in Palmyra, PA. 

John T. Howard, Jr. '93 is an analytical 
chemist for Johnson & Johnson-Merck in 
Lancaster, PA. 

Shirley Hoy '93 is property manager for LCL 
Management in Harrisburg. 

Lynn L. Schwalm Jones '93 is a child care 
worker in a private home in Dunellen, NJ. 

Theodore Jones '93 is an actuary for Chubb 
& Son, Inc. in Warren, NJ. 

Kathleen M. Kiskis '93 is a social worker 
for Philhaven Hospital in Mt. Gretna, PA. 

Kristina J. Laakko '93 is a rehabilitation 
specialist for Keystone Residence in Harrisburg 
and a crisis intervention counselor at the Good 
Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon. 

Kenneth L. Lewis, Jr. '93 is employed by 
Fairview Golf Course in Quentin, PA. 

Kelley Lorenzetti '93 is administrative 
assistant for Robert D. Welsh, CPA, in 
Hummelstown, PA. 

Jennifer Lowe '93 is supervisor for special 
services for Farmers' First Bank in Lititz, PA 
(see page 13). 

Molly Lyman '93 is a teacher for the Way of 
Faith Christian Academy in Fairfax, VA. 

Helen M. Major '93 is a caseworker for 
Northumberland County Children and Youth 



Services in Sunbury, PA. 

Dennis A. Martin '93 is a methods develop- 
ment/analytical technical assistant for Rohm & 
Haas Co. in Springhouse, PA. 

Joseph A. Marx '93 is a systems analyst for 
Systems II Corp. in Wormelsdorf, PA. Joseph is 
married to Jennifer Devine Marx '91. 

Donna L. Miller '93 is readers' service 
librarian at LVC. She received her M.L.S. de- 
gree from Drexel University in 1986. 

Laura S. Shepler-Moore '93 is associate 
chemist for Lancaster (PA) Labs, Inc. 

Donna L. O'Block '93 is staff assistant for 
Grace, Reed and Kreider, P.C., in Hershey, PA. 

Jan Ogurcak '93 is a substitute teacher for 
the Lebanon Area School District. 

Timothy G. Pantelich '93 is account man- 
ager for Rent-a-Center in Lebanon, PA. 

Zoanna L. Payne '93 is production manage- 
ment assistant for Pepperidge Farm in Denver, PA. 

Richard D. Plummer '93 M.B.A. is senior 
project engineer, finishing operations, for Alumax 
Mill Products, Inc. in Lancaster, PA. 

James D. Renner '93 is a graduate student at 
New York University, studying real estate. 

Cristal Renzo '93 is assistant manager for 
the Gold Toe Factory Store in Reading, PA. 

Heather Lynn Rimmer '93 is a rehabilita- 
tion specialist for Keystone Service Systems in 
Mechanicsburg, PA. 

Markella A. Saliaris '93 is a screener on a 
mobile unit for the Central Pennsylvania Blood 
Bank in Hershey, PA. 

Danika R. Sleeger '93 is a part-time kitchen/ 
bath designer for Builders Square in York, PA. 
Danika is also enrolled at Morgan State Univer- 
sity in Baltimore in the master of architecture 
program. 

Denise M. Snyder '93 is employed by 
Wengert's Dairy in Lebanon, PA. 

Jamie L. Snyder '93 is a legal assistant for 
Ford New Holland, Inc. in New Holland, PA. 

Khristian D. Snyder '93 is a graduate stu- 
dent at Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medi- 
cine in Philadelphia. 

Linda Sterner '93 teaches Spanish in the 
Elizabethtown (PA) School District. 

Jill C. Thompson '93 is a youth care worker 
for Children's Aid Society in Chambersburg, PA. 

Ryan Tweedie '93 is production manager 
for Simmons Co. in Piscataway, NY. 

Melinda Wachinski '93 is front office 
supervisor for the Wilmington (DE) Hilton and 
Towers. 

Lori Watson '93 has an assistantship at the 
University of North Carolina at Greensboro his- 
tory department. 

Jonathan D. Wescott '93 is a part-time 
graduate student at Lehigh University in 
Bethlehem, PA. 

Megan T. Witmer '93 is a graduate student 
in architecture at the University of Maryland 
College Park. 



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A New Generation of Music 




William Kanengiser (above) and the 
New Century Saxophone Quartet will 
perform this summer in Annville. 



To celebrate the June 1994 
opening of the new gallery 
and recital hall in the former 
Lutheran Church, Lebanon 
Valley College will present 
the popular New Generation Concert 
Series. It features world-class young 
musicians whose careers are taking 
them to international prominence. 

The series, which has drawn capacity 
crowds in Lancaster for the last three 
summers, will feature Alban Gerhardt, 
cellist (June 9), the Brentano String 
Quartet (June 16), the New Century 
Saxophone Quartet (June 23), soprano 
Kyoko Saito and baritone Christopher 
Nomura (June 30) and guitarist William 
Kanengiser (July 7). 

The concerts, free and open to the 
public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. The new 
gallery and recital hall is located on the 
corner of Church and North White Oak 
streets in Annville. Please call (717) 
867-6222 for details. 



Lebanon Valley College 

of Pennsylvania 

ANNVILLE, PA 17003 



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Harrisburg, PA 

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