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Take Me Out to
Pondering the Past and
the Future of Baseball
A Note from the Editor
"An issue of The Valley devoted to base-
ball?" a colleague asked somewhat
incredulously as I was planning the
Spring/Summer edition. "Is there that
much to say about baseball?"
It turned out there was a lot to say
about baseball — indeed, the game seems
to be entwined in the lives of a number of
the college's faculty, administrators,
students and alumni.
A three-day humanities symposium in
April on "Baseball as a Cultural Icon"
provided powerful material for
the lead article by Jim Mcintosh
The event was planned by base
ball aficionados Dr. Jim Scott
(foreign languages). Dr.
(history). Dr. Don
Dr. John Kearney
(EngUsh), Dr. Gary
glish). Dr. Paul Heise
(economics), Dr. Art Ford
(associate dean for international
studies) and Dr. William J. McGill
(dean and vice president).
The symposium brought several base-
ball experts to campus and drew an audi-
ence from both the campus and the
community. Activities included a keynote
speaker. Dr. Bruce Kuklick, University
of Pennsylvania American studies pro-
fessor who has written a popular baseball
book; a panel discussion featuring local
and national baseball experts; a pitching
clinic conducted by the college's baseball
team; and a field trip (including free pea-
nuts and Crackerjacks) to see the Harris-
burg Senators play the Portland Sea Dogs.
In his article, "Shadow Memories,"
McGill, a life-long baseball fan and pitcher
for his college team, muses about the
connection between baseball and Ufe. A
profile on McGill, "Going to Bat for Spit-
ball," by Greg Bowers, discusses his new
role as part-owner and poetry editor for
Spitball magazine, the country's only
baseball literary magazine.
Recognition of the distaff
side comes in "The Girls of
Summer," Nancy Fitzgerald's
article detailing women's
100-year history of
playing baseball and
women — in-
to continue doing so.
In 'The Long Good-
bye," Ford reports on his
mixed feelings about hanging
up his mitt after 44 years.
Three poems by English Profes-
sor Phil Billings reveal the lighter side
of the littlest leaguers, and a lovely story
by Bowers, "When a Diamond Was
a Girl's Best Friend," tells the baseball-
linked tale of a romance that lasted over
We believe that even non-baseball fans
will find much to enjoy in this issue, and
we thank all those who have made it
— Judy Pehrson
Vol. 12, Number 1
24 NEWS BRIEFS
27 ALUMNI NEWS
31 CLASS NOTES
Fielding a Cultural Icon
A humanities symposium on baseball reveals much about the game and
those who love it.
By Jim Mcintosh
A fan remembers the halcyon days of the national pastime.
Dr. William J. McGill
Editor: Judy Pehrson
Glenn Woods ('51), Class Notes
Dr. Philip Bilhngs
John B. Deamer, Jr.
Dr. Arthur Ford ('59)
Dr. William J. McGill
Laura Chandler Ritter
Steve Trapnell ('90)
Diane Wenger ('92)
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On the Cover:
With baseball season in full swing, signs of
America's favorite summertime sport are
everywhere. Photo by Christine Armstrong,
whose sister is Denise DePalmer ('90).
11 Going to Bat for Spithall
Dr. William J. McGill translates his love of baseball into a literary venture.
By Greg Bowers
12 The Girls of Summer
Women look for a chance to really play ball.
By Nancy Fitzgerald
15 The Long Good-bye
Hanging up the spikes and glove is hard after 44 years.
By Dr. Arthur Ford
16 At the Pony Baseball Game
Three poems from Porches 2, a book of poetry centering on Annville.
By Dr. Philip Billings
Special Section: In the Winner's Circle
The men 's basketball team brings home the NCAA Division HI title.
Baseball experts and fans
gathered at the college to
examine the state of the
game and ponder whether
the national pastime's
time has passed.
By Jim McIntosh
"There is no greater sorrow than to
recall a time of happiness in misery. "
— Dante, Inferno, v. 727
Pete Rose. That's who we're
hkely to find in the darkest pit
of Dr. Bruce KukHck's base-
ball Inferno. On the way down
we'll see Wade Boggs and
Daryl Strawberry, Vince Coleman and
lose Canseco, but it will be Rose — "the
Richard Nixon of baseball," Kuklick calls
him — sitting unrepentant and pugnacious
in the bottom tier of Hell.
Kuklick, a University of Pennsylvania
professor of American Studies and author
of To Every Thing a Season, has come
to Lebanon Valley College to key
note the "Baseball as a Cultural
Icon" symposium held April
13-15. He's the sympo-
sium's heaviest hitter, an
academic with a small-press
bestseller and just the right
amount of fame: He won the 1991
Casey Award for his socioeconomic
study of Shibe Park and urban Philadel-
To Every Thing a Season is certainly
not Kuklick' s first book; he has written
six others in the fields of American politi-
cal, diplomatic and intellectual history.
But his baseball book has sold, at last
summer's count, more than 18,000 cop-
ies, which, he reflects, has allowed him to
"painlessly pay his daughter's way
Since Henry Aaron's biography and
Ted Williams' memoirs also appeared in
1991, Kuklick was able to claim a hterary
victory over two of baseball's greatest
legends. Not bad for a kid who batted
ninth and played right field during his
Kuklick — amiable, witty and blessed
with more than a trace of a Philly
accent — wears his fame modestly. In fact,
he's a little leery of the attention he's
received, painfully aware of the fact that
his academic colleagues look askance at
his "baseball book." (It still boasts 29
pages of endnotes and a chapter on
Philadelphia's civil rights struggles. No
one can accuse Kuklick of intellectually
To Every Thing a Season is founded
on the very sensible notion that most
people have a somewhat different rela-
tionship to the past than our history texts
might have us think. For instance, he
points out, many people — especially
Philadelphians — remember 1964 less for
the advent of LBJ's Great Society and
more for the collapse of the Phillies in the
last two weeks of the season when they
blew a 6 1/2-game lead by losing 10
/ "There's X
/^ an intimate \
connection between tlie
values expressed in baseball
and American culture
\ generally." /
— Bruce Kuklick x
straight games. And though 1964 was the
year Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded
the Nobel Peace Prize, Kuklick points out
that "the 'race relations' memory for many
Philadelphians is Dick Allen," the con-
troversial Phillies slugger who alternately
outraged and delighted fans with his fierce
KukHck's own memories of growing
up in Philadelphia are steeped in base-
ball. He was a fan of the Philadelphia
Athletics, the lovable bums of another era
when Ferris Fain played first base for the
A's. He was also a fan of the St. Louis
Cardinals, in the glory years of Stan
Musial's seven batting titles. Musial, of
course, was that rare player whose talents
transcended hometown loyalties, and
Kuklick recalls sending Stan the Man a
fan letter in those wonder years.
He's still a Phillies fan, of course, and
though he admits that Lenny Dykstra can
be "vile" at times, he stiU marvels at
Philadelphia's transformation during last
year's Series; "October of '93 in center
city," he says, "was like Mardi Gras."
But Kuklick has come to Annville this
evening to speak of his beloved sport not
as the game he played as a kid but as a
"cultural icon." And that responsibility is
daunting — even at an informal dinner with
Lebanon Valley humanities faculty mem-
bers preceding his lecture. Rising to the
occasion, Kuklick has about him the air
of a tribal elder mourning the passing of
"There's an intimate connection
between the values expressed in baseball
and American culture generally," he says.
"My own sense is that baseball is doing
just fine but that it's had its day as our
premier sport. Baseball is a very re-
fined sport, and American culture was
once more refined than it has
"Baseball is elegant," he
adds. "It strikes a balance be-
tween the group and the individual."
It is, he believes, "a game of greater
complexity," whose endlessly permu-
tating statistics "lend an intellectual cast
to the game.
"Football is the sport of the future,"
Kuklick admits; "it appeals to the Ameri-
can imperial mentality." Baseball is about
"subtleness," he adds; football is about "a
delight in violence." It's a contact sport,
after all, "not elegant."
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Spring/Summer 1994 3
As Kuklick sees it, "the American trend
toward Groupthink" has effectively num-
bered baseball's days as our national pas-
time. He sees a future full of such shameful
exhibitions as 1992's Olympic "Dream
Team" playing basketball teams from
nations with populations smaller than
After the dinner, Kuklick puts on
his game face as he enters the
Miller Chapel lecture hall, shift-
ing into scholarly mode as befits a Penn
history prof. It's time to get serious about
this American icon business.
Out comes the script. Kuklick' s prose
becomes denser, more properly academic.
The athletes who've turned out to hear
this man who's written some kind of base-
ball book listen patiently, but I wonder if
they're somehow disappointed by all this
talk about "practices," which turns out to
be not what you do in-between games but
something Kuklick defines as "coherent
and complex forms of cooperative human
activity." I admit to losing my way in
sentences like "Goods external to prac-
tices are contingently related to them by
the accident of social circumstance."
It seems as if every time Kuklick veers
into a good baseball anecdote, he pulls
me up short with a bit of validating schol-
arly prose or some obligatory comparison
with the current state of university
Pretty soon, though, he has me back in
his orbit, as he begins to hammer Pete
Rose and his addiction to "the sporting
evil — gambling." The athletes in the
audience seem to prick up their ears, too,
as more than a few of them are Rose
But for Rose, Kuklick offers no quar-
ter. "Athletes involved in gambling are in
a strong position to decide the outcome of
contests. If they fix a game, they attack
the heart of the sport and may alter it for
the worse. When athletes no longer play
to win, the point of the practice qua
practice is lost."
Kuklick points to professional boxing
as a "practice that seems almost always
susceptible to the pressure of gambling,
which has occasionally almost ruined the
sport." But it is a comparison between
baseball and boxing's garish sister sport,
professional wrestling, that sends a genu-
ine shock of fear through anyone taking
Kuklick's argument to heart.
"Wrestling was once a professional
sport requiring great skill. But it has been
transformed. Some people may now think
of it as a corrupt practice, a kind of vulgar
exhibition; others look on it as a peculiar
Baseball's days as our premier sport may
be over, obserx'ed Dr Bruce Kuklick
kind of entertainment, cartoons for
Rose bet on his own team to win — a
fact that, for me, has always made Rose
seem innocent of any grave wrongdoing.
Kuklick's point, though, is that Rose did
not bet on every game. When Mario Soto
was on the mound for the Reds, Rose
never bet. It's not hard to imagine how
this might have affected Rose's man-
agerial style; a manager with a greater
stake in the next day's game might leave
Soto on the mound until the late innings,
resting up his relievers for the "game that
counts." "Enmeshed in the world of gam-
bling," Kuklick declares, "Rose could not
just play to win. He made the moral sound-
ness of the sport suspect."
Although Kuklick's audience is more
prone than most to recognize the gravity of
Rose's sins against baseball, he harks back
to that more famous 1919 Black Sox scam
to drive home his point. He summarizes a
1 920 Chicago Herald & Examiner edito-
rial that argued that "the scandal was as
important as disarmament, world com-
merce, racial tensions, and prohibition
.... [It] said something about national
By now it is obvious that Kuklick is an
apologist for another, more famous base-
ball academic, the late Bart Giamatti, who
faced off against Rose in a classic battle of
patrician standards vs. street-punk
defiance. According to Kuklick, Giamatti,
a Dante scholar and president of Yale
before his brief reign as major league base-
ball commissioner, "believed — in baseball
and the humanities — in gentility and
respectability." Giamatti was determined
that neither Yale literary criticism nor ma-
jor league baseball stoops to the bathetic
level that professional wrestling has.
Kuklick clearly detests Rose, support-
ing his banishment from baseball with
passionate conviction. "Throw Rose off
the TV shows where he hawks his
autographed baseballs," he declares.
"Nothing is too severe."
Railing like a disgruntled priest against
the greed that constantly threatens to over-
whelm the high church of baseball,
Kuklick says something about the sport
being given over to "people who aren't
equipped for the management of the
Apparently the people who bought up
the old Shibe Park site in Philly are more
equipped for such management. As
Kuklick mentions in the last chapter of
his book. Deliverance Evangelistic Church
broke ground in 1990 for its Temple of
Faith. Rumor has it that the entrance to
the church is located where Connie
Mack's home plate used to lie.
Men talking sports. Some people
swear there's a circle in Hell
reserved just for men talking
On the second evening of the sympo-
sium — before the panel discussion — I find
myself at a dinner with a roomful of aca-
demic and journalistic baseball fanatics.
• A Lebanon Valley philosophy pro-
fessor (Warren Thompson, the panel's
moderator) who knows more about base-
ball uniforms than Edith Head knew about
• Lebanon Valley's vice president and
dean of faculty (Dr. William J. McGill)
who, for all his hirsute erudition, prob-
ably knows more about the national pas-
time than my creakiest English professors
know about John Milton.
• An analytical chemist from Philly
(Mark SchraO who serves as fiction edi-
tor of baseball's premier literary maga-
• A Lancaster news editor (Marv
Adams) who plays third base in a 40-i-
fast-pitch league in Philadelphia.
• A baseball editor for the country's
best-known sports page (Paul White), who
holds forth with the zest and affection
most of us reserve only for our passions
and almost never for our jobs.
Before dinner arrives, I realize that I
have box seats at a triviafest. I haven't
witnessed this kind of aficion for minu-
tiae since I collected baseball cards. "All
right. What was the name of the midget
who pinch hit for the St. Louis Browns?"
Before anyone can answer, someone
recalls that Browns owner Bill Veeck
threatened to shoot the three-foot-
seven-inch batter if he tried to hit
the ball. After all, the diminu-
tive batter had been sent in as
an automatic walk; his only skill
was providing an impossibly small
strike zone for the opposing pitcher.
"Yeah — he wore the number 1/8,"
"Eddie Gaedel," comes the answer
There are more tales of Veeck. Adams,
news editor for the Lancaster Sunday News,
is fond of Veeck's book, Veeck is a Wreck.
Adams recalls phoning Veeck one day and
landing a lengthy interview with him. Like-
wise, White, the USA Today baseball edi-
tor, speaks fondly of Veeck, claiming that
the ornery owner's book was a major in-
fluence for him. In the St. Louis stadium.
White recalls, Veeck had the grounds-
keepers dig three tiers of post-holes, kept
them covered with sod, then moved the
fence before each game, depending on his
opponent. If the Yankee sluggers came
to town, back went the fence. "Then one
day during a rainstorm," says White, "one
of the Tiger outfielders discovered the
There's a lot of "whatever happened
to" talk tonight. Since I am the youngster
in the room, most of the names seem
obscure, familiar to me only as bold cap-
tions beneath black-and-white photos in
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those over- ^fcJP^^^^ sized base-
ball books we ^K^^^^used to pore
over on rainy Sat- ^r urdays. I played
Little League in the early '70s, so my
passion was the Big Red Machine, the
spark plug of which has been forever
banned from the game of baseball.
There's more nuttiness — someone re-
calling a Mr. Ed episode on which the
Dodgers appeared. A memory of Ted
Kluszewski's last name stretching across
the back of his enormous jersey.
Adams recalls watching the last
Phillies game at Shibe Park and his fate-
ful trip to the concession stand for a hot
dog. When he and his friend returned to
their seats, the seats were no longer there.
Zealous fans had removed them, bolts
and all, just as they were to remove the
turf from the field that day to sod their
The baseball symposium drew students and
faculty as well as people from the community.
It's time for the panel to wax philo-
sophical, and do one's duty to heft the
ponderous title of this symposium onto
the lecture-hall stage. Four men in love
with baseball, in love with outfield grass
and the game's slow rhythm, its history
and its minimalist poetry, will attempt to
speak wisely about their lifelong romance
with a game they started playing not long
after they learned to read. They seem a
little embarrassed by the title of the sym-
posium, and more than likely they'd like
to continue discussing the first time they
ever saw Bob Gibson pitch or how they'd
field an all-time dream team, rather than
consider the sociopolitical ramifications
A predominantly male audience has
turned out for the panel discussion. As
the speakers take the stage, a Lebanon
Valley professor is handing out assign-
ments for English 390, a course called
"Sports in Literature."
Men talking about sports. What
could be easier?
Thompson's first question
of the evening, it turns out,
is not so easy:
"Why is it that baseball —
not football, not basketball, not
any other sport — so often has been
characterized as a metaphor for life and
become the 'national pastime?'"
Baseball, responds Kuklick, "is a hu-
man endeavor or 'practice' with its own
internal and external rewards. It is the
'national pastime,' a kind of 'national
icon.' In view of recent developments in
the external rewards (for example, player
salaries, free-agency and billionaire own-
ers who seem motivated more by the bot-
tom line than love for, and knowledge of,
the game), will baseball continue to be
the national pastime, the national icon?"
Suddenly the triviafest is over and this
very athletic, very muscular audience
wants to know just what it is these jour-
nalists and academics have to say about
their beloved game.
White, the USA Today editor, decides
to take on the first issue, completely
capable of fielding this high-looping
Texas Leaguer of a question. "Baseball is
the only sport without a clock," he says.
"That slower pace, that relaxation, that
escape from the life that we all have to
deal with, is what makes it special."
Spring/Summer 1994 5
White has a point, but considering that
most Americans are sports spectators
rather than practitioners, it hardly seems
to matter that the game you're watching
is as intense as basketball or as "elegant"
Furthermore, during a game, "there's
lots of time to analyze baseball and talk
about it," he adds, and here I think he's
hit upon something. What other sport has
given rise to so much lovely and some-
times gaseous lore? What other sport is
so statistics obsessed? Perhaps the game's
slow pace has more than anything else
prompted baseball announcers to launch
into those extended — and sometimes dis-
tended — metaphors the sport seems to
spawn. And who knows but what a few
Great American Novelists — Phillip Roth
comes to mind — first plied their trade in
the loneliness of right field.
Adams, who throughout the evening
remains refreshingly unpretentious about
his beloved game, has the audacity to
doubt baseball's enduring status as "na-
tional pastime." "Before the early "605,"
he says, "baseball was about all we had."
Baseball, then, was the national pastime
because it had so few competitors for our
attention. "Life was simpler then," he says,
and though I'm skeptical that life has ever
been any simpler, he makes an alarming
point that's actually far more interesting
than the question of whether baseball is
still the national pastime: "You read so
much today about the information high-
way, about cable TV and what's coming.
I thinkinsteadof growing together, we're
only going to grow further apart."
Baseball was once a dialect that many
spoke in the days before the NFL, the
NBA and the NHL vied for our viewing
time. Now sports fans speak a variety of
languages, and it's difficult to be bilin-
gual when seasons overlap and three or
more levels of sport — high school, col-
lege and professional — occupy our time
The Spitball fiction editor, Schraf,
is the most topical of the paneli
He cites Michael Jordan's un-
successful attempt to wear a
White Sox uniform beyond
spring training as evidence that
baseball is still the noblest of all
sports — why else would the greatest
basketball player ever cast off his Bull's
singlet at the height of his career to play
Schraf likes the fact that, unlike foot-
ball, baseball is "most like life" because
it's played all week long. He has a point. It
seems to me that football learned some-
thing from the Protestants and operates
from Sunday to Sunday, whereas baseball
still holds its High Mass on a daily basis.
He goes on to make the most auda-
cious claim of the evening. "Most of the
time, whoever' s the best comes out on
top," he observes. In pro baseball, the
162-game season guarantees that the best
wins "over the long haul," and, he adds
"the idea is, we hope that it would be that
way in life too." That the best always (or
even usually) wins is a leap of faith not
all of us are willing to make, of course.
McGill has perhaps the most aesthetic
appreciation of the game. "Baseball has a
kind of rhythm to it that's played out both
in terms of an individual game, but also
in the sense of the season," he says. "It is
a much subtler game." And then agreeing
with White, he says, "A baseball game
could go on forever." (Indeed, some of
my friends, who lack McGill's apprecia-
tion of the game, are pretty sure that base-
ball does go on forever.)
"A great deal of hope is built into the
game," the dean continues, "an infinite
possibility that doesn't exist in any other
Several times during the evening, the
panelists betray their baseball chauvin-
ism. Schraf, quoting some charming base-
ball lore: "There's no spot in the world
that isn't part of a ball park" — since the
foul lines of unfenced ballfields extend
And, "The defense starts control of the
game, which is unique." Or, "the offense
is one against nine"; the inevitable phrase
"rugged individualist" surfaces now.
McGill: "Baseball is more interesting
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because it doesn't collapse into pure physi-
cality." Of course, there isn't really a
major sport that does collapse into pure
physicality; what quarterback wouldn't
defend the tactical subtlety of his game,
what student of basketball could ever slan-
der with the charge of "pure physicality"
what Jordan and Magic and Bird do? Even
boxing has its nuances and mentality that
its devotees would defend to the death.
White makes one of the evening's most
intriguing observations when he mentions
the refinement of the game's dimensions.
"Ninety feet," he says, noting the dis-
tance between home plate and first base.
"Why 90 feet? It seems perfect, doesn't
it? Why are there so many plays this close
at first base, constantly, every night?" He's
right. How many times does the ball
thwock the first-baseman's glove on the
instant replay just as the baserunner's foot
hovers above the bag?
Schraf again: "Nothing happens on a
football field that's as dangerous as bat-
ting." Maybe, maybe not. But nothing
happens on a diamond or a gridiron that' s
a tenth as bull-goose loony as strapping
yourself inside a NASCAR heap and go-
ing fender to fender with the good old
boys at Talladega. Even so, something
tells me that the University of Alabama is
still a few decades away from scheduling
its "Stock Car Racing as a Cultural Icon"
Perhaps the fact that, as one of the
game's great philosopher-catchers once
put it, "It ain't over till it's over" is what
makes baseball the sport of an earlier,
more optimistic time when baseball's
ninth-inning never-say-die ethos suffused
the culture. Then again, maybe Adams is
right, and baseball simply has more com-
petition from the other pro sports.
Everyone on stage seems to be mourn-
ing the passing of baseball's primacy as
America's pastime. There has been an
elegiac, sepia-tint tone to the conference,
a bit of charming sentimentality as
these aging Little Leaguers face the
possibility that baseball's glory
days have passed, eclipsed by
the brutish thuggery of the
National Football League.
Despite their wistful tone, the
panelists seem imbued with that same
ninth-inning optimism when they pon-
der baseball's future. Even a student from
the audience gets in on the act: "Baseball's
spring training is basically a metaphor for
things renewing themselves," he says, and
White adds that "starting football camp
in the middle of July just doesn't have the
same mystique to it."
Not all the students in the audience are
Those attending the baseball symposium got a hands-on look at the fine points of the
game from Lebanon Valley pitching coach John Gergle.
caught up in the poetry, though. "Base-
ball is no longer the national pastime,"
one student declares. "It's not going to
get the best athletes anymore. It doesn't
let the players show their personality."
White concurs. "Baseball lost a gen-
eration. It was easier in the cities to play
basketball. Baseball became a suburban
white kids' game. But now we have more
inner-city youth baseball programs."
As much as he loves the game. White
admits that baseball can be a little boring.
He mentions the Seattle Mariners' season
opener that was rebroadcast in Seattle dur-
ing prime time, with all the "dead time"
edited out so that one pitch followed
quickly upon the next. Total broadcast
time? 48 minutes. "And that was an 11-
inning game," White adds.
At some point, White, McGill and
Adams all admit that baseball probably is
no longer America's national pastime. Just
as White questions what qualifies a sport
for that status — "after all, horse racing is
the best-attended sport in the U.S." —
Adams asks, "Does it really matter that
baseball is not the national pastime?"
It' s a good question whose import may
not have been properly pursued. Baseball
is an elegant, perhaps even cerebral game.
It does provide a bucolic respite from the
noisy city. It has produced a great litera-
ture like no other American sport has.
And it remains the oldest and most sto-
ried sport in our country's history. The
elders' noble task is done: They have given
the ponderous topic for the evening the
old college try.
But it's a warm spring night and the
memories in the room are growing denser
by the minute. Kuklick's epilogue in
To Every Thing a Season rings especially
true as the conference comes to its
"We cannot keep faith, too, because in
the end what we do remember we trans-
form and often love simply because it is
the past, no matter what its character at
In his epilogue Kuklick recalls a long-
time fan who exclaimed how strange it
was "that baseball and my life got so
entangled." For many of us — some more
than others, this crowd would admit —
baseball has gotten strangely entangled in
As I step into the stillness of nighttime
grass and the promise of — maybe, just
maybe — a winning season of sorts, I
recall the charms of my childhood sum-
mers: a Tony Conigliario outfielder's
glove steeped in neat's-foot oil, glutinous
bat tape and a brand-new Rawlings ball
still white as the moon. And I realize that,
yes, here I am in Annville, standing in
deep left-center of somebody's beloved
Jim Mcintosh is a Lancaster-based
freelance writer. As a child, he admits, he
batted in the ninth spot.
Books About Baseball
My dinner with Dr. Bruck Kuklick at
the Fenwick Restaurant in Lebanon
ends up being the high point of the
symposium for me. Most of all I like
talking books with him.
He seems fondest of Jules Tygiel's
book about Jackie Robinson, Baseball 's
Great Experiment. When I mention a
recent read, Robert Whiting's You Gotta
Have Wa, about the adventures of
American gaijin breaking into Japanese
pro baseball, he mentions two more
books about baseball beyond the U.S.
border, one concerning Jamaica, the
other the Dominican Republic. Of
course there is Eliot Asinof's well-
known Eight Men Out, which exam-
ines the 1919 Chicago Black Sox
scandal; W.P. Kinsella's Shoeless Joe
(upon which the treacly movie Field of
Dreams is based), Roger Kahn's The
Boys of Summer, Mark Harris' South-
paw and Douglas Wallop's The Year
the Yankees Lost the Pennant. He men-
tions Zane Grey's short piece, "The
Red-Headed Outfield," and a surprise
item. The Great Gatsby. (The baseball
connection seems tangential to me, but
Meyer Wolfsheim, famous in literary
history for his human-molar cuff links,
is based on Arnold Rothstein, master-
mind of the real-life Black Sox scam in
When I ask Kuklick what he thinks
of George Will's recent bestseller Men
at Work, he smiles. "Will is a political
idealogue who thinks that baseball is
the embodiment of the Protestant Ethic.
It really annoys me," he says. Then
adds, "It's probably just jealousy on
my part." — JM
A fan replays those summer
afternoons spent at a
ballpark, in the days when
you came for the game, not
By Dr. William J. McGill
A homecoming of sorts:
Cardinals vs. the Cubs in
the friendly confines of
Wrigley Field on May 17,
1988, with me sitting in a
club box down the first base line. I'm in
the shadows of the upper deck and will be
for seven or eight innings, until the sun
works around to where it comes in over
the grandstand on the third base line.
I have been here on days when some
shade would have been a pleasure, but
today is uncommonly cool. A lake breeze
from right field and beyond stiffens the
flags. A pitcher's breeze. During batting
practice, you could see players from both
teams looking at the pennants, and you
could read their minds. And when the pitch-
ers walked down to the bullpens to warm
up, they were almost swaggering.
How long has it been? Eighteen years
maybe. The last time had to be when I
brought my middle daughter to see a game.
We were still living in Michigan and had
come down to Chicago to visit my parents.
Susan couldn't have been more than 7, so it
was 1 8 years ago, one of those little ironies
of life, because today is her birthday.
We were out in the right field bleach-
ers. In those days, I usually sat in the
bleachers. I don't remember who the Cubs
were playing, and I don't remember who
won or anything about the game. But I
remember the warm summer sun, and a
Cub hat cocked at a funny angle on her
blonde head. And I remember that she
was a trouper — she didn't ask for ice
cream every time the vendor went by, or
ask to go to the John whenever the game
heated up — she was interested in what
was happening on the field. And we had a
good time, father and daughter, 18 years
ago, in the Wrigley Field right field
bleachers, when we were both children.
So it has been a while. The first few
years I came to games, they still let people
sit in the center field bleachers. It seemed
to be an unwritten rule that anybody who
sat there had to wear a white shirt, and
visiting teams were always complaining
how hard it was to pick up the ball out of
that Rinso white, Rinso bright back-
ground. In those days Cub pitchers needed
all the help they could get.
Hank Borowy, Dutch Leonard, Johnny
Schmitz, Cliff Chambers, Ralph Hamner.
One of the few games I ever attended
with my parents was a Cubs-Boston
Braves game. Charley Grimm was the
Cubs manager and Ralph Hamner was
pitching. Hamner walked the bases loaded
and then, after a visit from Jolly ChoUy,
walked in a run. Still Grimm stuck with
him — what were the choices? — and the
Cubs ended up winning 8-7.
They closed off the center field bleach-
ers to give the hitters a better background.
That green oasis in center field doesn't
look much different now. With all the
refurbishing they've done, you would have
thought they might have jazzed it up a bit,
put in a fountain or something. I'm glad
they didn't. Maybe they should open it
back up and just require people to wear
I never sat there. Left field was my
favorite spot. I liked to sit about 15 feet
toward center field from the well, the place
where the ivied brick wall curves away
from the plate before joining the foul line.
Out there I caught home run balls off the
bats of Gene Baker and Ernie Banks, and
just missed one by Billy Williams. Actu-
ally "caught" is not quite the word. My
technique was to wait for the rebound: The
first guy almost always muffs it.
It was later that they put in the basket.
When I first started going, I don't re-
member seeing anybody reach down and
try to grab a ball that hadn't cleared — and
wasn't going to clear — the wall. Later I
saw it happen once, and the fans booed
the guy. But things changed. In 1968 I
saw a double-header with the Cardinals,
and three different times fans in the
bleachers interfered with balls that other-
wise would have bounced off the ivy.
Both teams lost runs. The "new breed,"
the Bleacher Bums they would call them-
selves, thought it was funny. Couldn't
have been long afterwards that they put in
And I remember a game against the
Giants. Leon Wagner, a good-hit-no-field
type, was in left field. A Cub hitter hit a
low line drive past third. It landed fair,
near the warm-up mound, then hooked into
foul territory and went behind the bench
where the Cub relievers were sitting.
Wagner charged toward the bench as the
Cubs scattered. Several of them pointed
under the bench. Wagner was in a panic,
peering and searching for the ball, throw-
ing mitts and warm-up jackets aside in a
desperate attempt to come up with the ball.
What he didn't know — and what all the
Cub players and all of us in the left field
bleachers did know — was that the ball had
rolled past the bench and into the comer.
Willie Mays came racing over from
center, screaming and waving, but Wagner
was too desperate to hear. The bleachers
were roaring with a peculiar mixture of
cheers and laughter. By the time Mays
got to the ball in the shadows of the left
field comer, it was too late to do anything
but toss it into the stands. Nor was it
surprising that, for the rest of the game,
Wagner had to suffer constant reminders
of his fmitless search.
But now it's 1988, and I'm sitting in
a box seat. Things change. For
example, the metal railings that
used to define the boxes — two rows, four
seats to a row — are gone, taken out to
allow for more seats.
You used to be shown to your seat by
an Andy Frain usher, just as you would
be at virtually every other Chicago arena
and many of the downtown theatres. They
wore bright blue pants with a gold stripe
down both legs and jackets — reminiscent
of high school band uniforms — and white
military hats. And of course they were all
male. Now there are people, both men
and women and of a wide variety of ages,
in khakis and polo shirts with "Crowd
Management Control" neatly stitched on
the pocket as if it were a club name. Crowd
management control in the friendly con-
fines: certainly a sign of our times.
What they control mostly, it seems,
are seat-nabbers. Throughout the game a
perpetual dance occurs. Clusters of three
or four males in the 1 6-24 age range roam
the aisles, and when they spy some good
seats — on this day that means seats in the
sun — they sit down and pretend to be-
long. Soon a crowd control management
person arrives and asks to see their tick-
ets. Most often the intmders shmg, smile
and move on, perhaps to be back in an
inning or two. Sometimes they attempt a
genial charade of searching their pockets
for tickets, buying time, but finally sur-
rendering without malice. Only once do
the illegals argue with apparent mean-
ness, and quickly the one crowd manage-
ment control person has reinforcements.
The most ubiquitous enforcer of right-
ful assignments this day is a grandmoth-
erly lady in a blue windbreaker who might
be re-enacting years of patrolling the aisles
of an elementary school classroom. An
8 The Valley
The romance of baseball's past is portrayed in a Wrigley Field painting by Jim Annis (1990) titled "A World Series Remembrance:
Chicago Cubs vs. Detriot Tigers 1945. "
amusing, mostly friendly gavotte it ap-
pears, yet as I dutifully sit in my shaded
seat, I feel a certain uneasiness. I have no
memory of such behavior being so com-
mon on those long-ago summer days. Is
this another manifestation of the decline
of orderliness and civility?
Others might view it as part of the
festive air that now characterizes so many
ballparks. Being there is more important
than the game. I remember being in the
left field stands at Three Rivers Stadium
during the "We Are Fam-a-lee" year for
the Pirates, the crowd roaring and sway-
ing to the sound of the Pointer Sisters
after a Wilver Domell Stargell home run
into deep left center. I remember being in
the Metrodome (alias Roller Rink) in early
August last year, the Twins' miracle year,
and watching the wave circle the stands.
And now I can watch Harry Carey,
grey-haired and paunchy, leaning out of
the broadcast booth waving his arms and
leading a raucous version of "Take Me
Out to the Ballgame." Festival or carni-
val, it's the ballgame that counts. Hankies
are for colds.
Only once in all those years did I
actually have direct contact with
a player. It must have been the
summer of 1957, or perhaps 1958. My
college roommate came up from Spring-
field for a game, and we intentionally got
seats down the third base line, close to the
Cubs' bullpen. Before the game started,
when the bullpen crew came down from
the dugout, we went down to the railing
to try to speak to Moe Drabowsky, who
had been a fraternity brother of ours at
Trinity College when he signed with the
Cubs. I remember reading about the sign-
ing in the European edition of the
Herald-Tribune while having breakfast
in Salzburg, Austria.
But here we were leaning over the
railing, pretending nonchalance, and chat-
ting amiably with a major league pitcher.
What do you do? Lean forward and give
him the secret fraternal grip? What do
you say? "How's it going?" "How's the
arm?" I don't recall what we did or said
because we were talking to someone we
knew but who now was inhabiting a dif-
ferent world. He was now a name in the
newspaper, a name you heard over the
radio, "Now warming up in the Cubs
bullpen, Moe Drabowsky." A phrase spo-
ken in the patter of the announcer, exist-
ing in another realm of reality.
My first year at Trinity, I was the num-
ber three pitcher on the freshman team
behind Drabowsky and George Case, a
stocky righthander who made it as far as
Triple-A in the Giants farm system. Which
is to say that the only time I pitched was
in a practice game. Before the season,
during a gym class, we had been sent
outside on a cold blustery spring day to
play Softball. Drabowsky and I were
shagging flies and tossing them back to
the infield when Dan Jesse, the gym
teacher who also happened to be the
varsity baseball coach, sauntered over
and told Moe just to roll them in so
he wouldn't hurt his arm. The next time
one came my way I roiled it toward the
"What the hell are you doing?" Jesse
"Trying to protect my arm."
"No way you can hurt your arm."
Even then Moe and I were in different
realms of reality.
Harry Carey, the voice of the Cubs?
Not hardly. Ex-voice of the Cardinals,
and since then, broadcast booth carpet-
bagger, with Oakland and Chisox stick-
ers on his luggage. Remember rather Bert
Wilson, Jack Quinlan, Jack Brickhouse,
Vince Lloyd— and Pat Pieper. Pat Pieper,
the seemingly eternal field announcer,
who sat in a folding chair by the screen
and kept the plate umpire supplied with
fresh baseballs. Then they moved him
upstairs and had somebody else do the
gofer work. And then... and then the eter-
nal became finite, human.
I prefer to remember Carey broadcast-
ing with the Cardinals. He was at his best
when he was teamed with Joe Garagiola —
and those were Garagiola"s best days as
well. But we are talking of Wrigley Field.
I recall a Cub-Cardinal game with
Garagiola catching for the Cubs. The
Cubbies were up by one run in the top of
the ninth with two outs and the tying run
on second base. Schoendienst singled, and
the runner tried to score. The throw from
the outfield was in the catcher's mitt an
instant before the runner slammed into
Garagiola, sending him tail over teakettle.
The umpire waited for the dust to clear so
he could check the mitt. Garagiola ap-
peared to be out cold, but he still held the
ball. Cubs win!
But better Harry Carey than a stuffed
By the time Carey starts his routine,
the sunshine is only a row away. I have
endured the chill because my neighbor
came better prepared than 1 and loaned
me a windbreaker. The coldest I have
ever been at Wrigley Field was on open-
ing day of 1963, the only opening day I
ever attended. I know it was 1963 be-
cause my wife was with me and was eight
months pregnant with Susan, today's
birthday girl and my companion in right
field. The temperature that day was 36°
and it was overcast with no sun to blunt
the edge of the chill. We were well-
prepared with heavy coats, but I still
recall the sheer pleasure of buying coffee
and holding the cups in our hands. Not
surprisingly there were more coffee ven-
dors than beer vendors that day.
That memory jogs another one, but from
another stadium. In 1961 we went to
Baltimore's Memorial Stadium to see a
twi-night double-header between the Ori-
oles and the Yankees. The attraction was
that Roger Maris was close to the home run
record and could conceivably have reached
it that night. Ellen was about eight months
pregnant then, too, with our oldest daugh-
ter, Sally. We were sitting in the upper
deck, and as the evening wore on, we
watched the night sky turn to a deep and
violent green. The storm warnings associ-
ated with a hurricane moving up the coast
seemed on the verge of coming true.
Weighing the possibility of one day
being able to reminisce eloquently about
the night we saw Maris get the record —
against the at least equal possibility of
being remembered as the husband who
forced his pregnant wife to sit through a
hurricane in the upper deck of Memorial
Stadium — we left early, the only time in
my life I have left a game before the last
pitch. As it turned out, the storm didn't
come. Maris didn't do a thing, and Sally
grew up to be a lovely strawberry blonde
Sally's the reason I'm here. She lives
about a 10-minute walk from Wrigley.
Last year she promised me a ticket to a
Cub-Cardinal game for a birthday present,
but I wasn't able to collect. Now she's
thinking of taking a job somewhere else,
so I figured I had better collect my present.
She's at work but I'm not lonely — there
are so many vivid memories close
Like the double-play combination of
Mauch to Smalley to grandstand. I have a
memory of another Cub-Cardinal game
with the Cubs holding a lead into the
ninth, when the Redbirds got a couple of
runners on base. The man ahead of me
had nursed the Cubs along the whole game
with almost constant chatter that had al-
ternately beseeched and encouraged them.
With victory now so close, but disaster
almost as near, he became frantic in his
effusions. "All right, all right. We got it
now. No mistakes, no mistakes. Just put
the ball in there. Make'im hit it, make'im
hit it. We're behind you. Hit it anywhere;
we'll get it." On a 2-2 count, the batter
swung and lifted a high pop fly toward
short. Instantly the man was on his feet,
his hands clutching his head: "Oh God,
no! Not to Smalley. Anybody but
Smalley." To his surprise and unmistak-
able relief, Smalley caught it.
Put-out six on the scorecard. Keeping
score is part of my ritual at games, which
is why arriving late or leaving early dis-
tresses me. It would leave the record in-
complete. The first thing I do when I get
home is to run the totals. How could I do
that if the record wasn't there? That's
another of the pleasures of Wrigley Field.
They had and still have the best scorecards
in the game. Real cards: stiff stock, about
8 by 11, with lots of room. Infinitely su-
perior to the overstuffed little booklets
you get most places, loaded with ads and
with a skimpy page for keeping score,
almost an afterthought.
I have a friend with whom I used to go
to games in Pittsburgh, an eloquent and
learned professor of English with the face
of the common man. He, too, diligently
keeps score, albeit with a less sophisfi-
cated system than mine. Along about the
seventh inning and his second beer, he
lights up a cigar, which he seriously
smokes through the waning of the game.
The moment the last out is recorded, he
stands up, takes a puff, emits a mournful
sigh, tosses the scorecard over his shoul-
der, and walks away, the remnant of the
cigar still clenched in his teeth. People
have different priorities.
The scoreboard at Wrigley is also the
best in the game. They've added an elec-
tric message board at the bottom for an-
nouncements and advertising, but the main
scoreboard remains essentially the same.
All the games are listed and the scores
can be put up inning by inning. It means
you can look up anytime you want and
check a score. Too many stadium opera-
tives think it is sufficient to put up scores
every three or four innings. Even those
that do better rely on the minimalist ap-
proach, the score and the inning. At
Wrigley you can see the whole pattern
unfold before your eyes.
Now that I think of it, my youngest
daughter, Alison, is the only one who
never attended a baseball game in iitero.
She is also the only one who doesn't have
much interest in the game, and the only
one who has never spent a summer after-
noon in Wrigley Field. She has many vir-
tues, but no one is perfect.
When the sun reaches the point where
it shines on our box, it begins to cast the
shadow of the third base stands onto the
field. There is always a moment when the
pitcher's mound is in the shadow of the
upper deck, and homeplate is in the
shadow of the lower deck, but they are
divided by a bright splash of sunshine
from between decks. Those are the mo-
ments in which hard-throwing relief pitch-
ers delight and batters grip their bats
tighter and try to squint through the pat-
tern of light and dark. Today there is a
new element, a filagree of shadow stretch-
ing out toward second base. It doesn't
explain the bad-hop grounder off the bat
of Luis Alicea that eludes the surehanded
Ryne Sandberg and costs the Cubs the
game in 10 innings. It doesn't explain
anything, but it bespeaks the change that
creeps across this field and my life like
the shadows of evening.
Dr. William J. McGill is vice president of
the college, dean of faculty and publisher
and poetry editor o/Spitball magazine.
10 The Valley
A college VP, Bill McGiU
has become an MVP for
baseball's one and only
By Greg Bowers
Baseball has played a central
role in Bill McGill 's life.
ooking back, it was a perfect
connection. A happy accident.
In the fall of 1992, Dr. Wil-
liam J. McGill, vice president
and dean of Lebanon Valley
College, had been toying with the idea
that he might like to start a baseball liter-
ary magazine, featuring the best in base-
ball poetry, fiction and art.
Meanwhile in Cincinnati, Mike Shan-
non, editor of Spitball (a magazine that,
coincidentally, featured the best in baseball
poetry, fiction and art) was looking for help.
"I had known that Spitball existed,"
McGill said, picking up the story. "But I
had never seen it. Then I came across a
reference to it in a (St. Louis) Cardinal
publication." McGill, a lifelong Cardinal
fan, wrote to Shannon and quickly signed
on as a subscriber.
In one of the first issues he received, he
noticed an advertisement. Spitball was look-
ing for partners, investors and editors.
"Why start from scratch if it's already
there?" McGill thought.
"We needed some new blood," Shan-
non explained. Spitball, published since
1981, has held a significant, if less than
frontline, place in publishing as the only
magazine devoted exclusively to baseball
literature. For example, the magazine first
published some of W.P. Kinsella's short
stories. Kinsella is the author of Shoeless
Joe, the book that was later made into the
classic baseball film "Field of Dreams."
Still, for the last several years. Shannon
found himself the only person behind the
magazine, saddled with all of the work
involved in publishing the quarterly.
"I was getting personally discouraged.
There's a lot of work involved in putting
out a magazine, and I was getting tired of
it. And I didn't have anybody to share it
with. When Bill came on and Mark Schraf
[another partner who joined the team] came
on, it gave me some people to share the
"I'm grateful to have Bill McGill as part
of Spitball," he said. "He's a first-class
guy, and I really mean that sincerely. He
has a genuine interest in baseball and a love
of baseball literature. I consider Bill's com
ing into Spitball a godsend."
During the last year, the magazine has
made many improvements. The new part-
ners immediately computerized the opera-
tion to streamline the workload and
upgraded the quality of printing. They've
also added more fiction and art to a maga-
zine that once heavily emphasized poetry.
Circulation has jumped from approxi-
mately 350 to 600. The goal is to reach
For McGill, now publisher and poetry
editor, the partnership is ideal.
Bom in St. Louis, McGill has fond
memories of listening to the Car-
dinals, particularly during the
1940s — the glory days of the franchise.
"I can remember going out at 8 o'clock
and playing baseball all day until I got
called in at night," he said. "One of the
most vivid memories of my youth is lis-
tening to the Cardinals and the Browns in
the World Series (1944)."
McGill eventually left St. Louis, but his
heart stayed with the Cardinals. He still
tunes them in, late at night, when far-away
radio stations sometimes become audible:
"I listen to those games all the time, through
the static and everything else."
Although baseball has always owned a
piece of his heart, the sport was forced to
take a back seat to professional pursuits.
McGill received his bachelor's degree with
honors in history and general studies from
Trinity College and his master's and doc-
torate in history from Harvard.
He is widely published, with
34 scholariy papers, 25 essays,
15 poems and 42 book reviews.
Most of his writing
stemmed from his academic
interests. Recently though,
with his involvement in Spit-
ball, he finds his thoughts, and
his writing, moving toward
baseball. His first baseball
piece, a memoir, was published last sum-
mer in the magazine. "It's given me an
opportunity to use the imagery to talk about
some things that are of interest to me —
His most recent baseball-related piece
is called "The Secret of Walter Johnson's
Balls" a short story that occurred to him
when he read that a collection of baseballs,
once owned by Johnson and signed by
presidents of the United States, had disap-
peared from the Baseball Hall of Fame.
"I invented this story about what had
happened," he said, smiling broadly. "It
was just sheer fancy, but I had a marvel-
ous time with it."
McGill also played a role in the sym-
posium "Baseball as a Cultural Icon," held
recently at Lebanon Valley (see page 2).
Baseball, more than any other sport, it
seems, invites thoughtfulness and creafiv-
ity. McGill finds that aspect attractive.
"It is true that baseball has had a kind
of impact on American culture," he noted
as he explained some of the thought be-
hind the symposium. "It has shaped it. It
has influenced our language.
"Of course, that's also an issue that can
be debated: Does it really represent a truth
in American society, or is it simply an
Still, obviously this intellectual approach
is not for everybody. McGill appreciates
that, too. "There are a lot of people who do
not want anything to do with this intellec-
tualism of the game," he said. "But that's
the beauty of baseball. You can look at it in
all kinds of different ways."
For a year's subscription to Spitball, send
$16 ($US 22 in Canada) to 6224 Collegevue
Place, Cincinnati, OH 45224.
Greg Bowers is sports editor of The York
Dispatch and Sunday News and a long-
time baseball fan.
Spring/Summer 1994 11
Women have been playing
baseball for over 100 years.
Finally, people are noticing.
And some day, there may
be more places on the roster
for the Michele Bottomleys.
By Nancy Fitzgerald
Picture a tousle-haired and
who lives to play ball and
spends every spare minute oil-
ing a glove or throwing a ball
against the back stoop. Think of that kid
growing up, traveling up and down the
coast of California on the tournament cir-
cuits, playing on the high school team,
heading out to Indiana for the national
championships and then going on to pitch
In your mind's eye, you're seeing a
ballplayer with a bright future, maybe
even a crack at the major leagues. Some-
one with an incredible fast pitch and an
intense dedication to the game. Someone
like Michele Bottomley ('94), who played
on the Dutchwomen softball team. For
that is her story. She lacks only one thing
for that bright future: a Y chromosome.
For Michele, graduation in May was
the close of her ballplaying career. "I've
been playing since I was seven," she says
"honing my skills and learning to be the
best player I can be. Now maybe I can
coach one day, or play on a recreational
league. You can dust off your glove and
bat and run around for an hour and a half.
But it's not at the same level of chal-
Michele' s experience is not unique.
Participation in women's collegiate soft-
ball has grown — in the last year alone,
the NCAA reports, 13 teams and 239 play-
ers have been added to the rosters nation-
wide. But women's softball, like women's
baseball, has a questionable future and a
rich but uncelebrated past.
Even as the Lebanon Valley
Dutchwomen dusted off their equipment
and tallied up the final scores for their
1993 season, the Colorado Silver Bullets
were having their first shot at pro ball.
This professional team of women soft-
The Lebanon Valley Dutchwomen and softball Coach Blair Moyer go through the ritual
"laying on of hands" before a big game.
ball-tumed-baseball players, sponsored by
Coors Brewing Company, has played its
first few games before an optimistic and
curious public. "This is great news for
female athletes," says Kathleen Christie,
spokeswoman for the Silver Bullets, "just
to know that there's a future in women's
baseball. This is just the beginning."
In reality, the beginning goes back
quite a ways. It's not that it took women
so long to start playing baseball — they've
been playing professionally for over 100
years. It's just that it's taken so long for
people to notice.
BASE BALL CLUB
CH«HO!0« UDY PITCKIP if THl WOPUi
-JING THE LADIES '• CHIlORf H SEAT5 rOR All
An 1890s poster reflects the fact that the
sport has had its women champions, too.
For women, professional baseball dates
back to 1892, when "baseball clubs"
known as the Bloomer Girl teams began
barnstorming the country. The teams, with
both women and men players, competed
against all-men's teams and eventually
sent many of their male players up to the
major leagues. "They were immensely
popular," says Barbara Gregorich, base-
ball writer and author of Women at Play:
The Story of Women and Baseball
(Harcourt Brace, 1993). "They were
booked years in advance and were always
invited back to whatever city they played
in. The only problem is, nobody talks
about it. The knowledge just resides in
people here and there. When somebody
says, 'My great-aunt played professional
baseball,' their friends just reply, 'Of
course she didn't. You must mean soft-
But even before the Bloomer Girls,
college girls were battling with academia
for the simple right to put together a base-
ball game. The women at Vassar College
scandalized the residents of Poughkeepsie,
New York, by playing baseball, a most
unladylike game, on the lawns outside
their dormitories. The first collegiate
teams were formed in Vassar in 1866,
and Smith College followed suit within a
few years. When women joined in men's
baseball games at the University of Penn-
sylvania, however, school authorities
countered with a ban on female
ballplaying and ordered local police to
arrest anyone defying it. Today there is
no collegiate baseball for females,
12 The Valley
(From top) In a tight game of women's
Softball with Franklin & Marshall, fans
cheer on a Dutchwoman at bat while her
teammates wait their turn.
although several colleges have women
playing on their men's teams. Lebanon
Valley's first women's team began to play
But more than 10,000 women partici-
pate in college softball.
That's where the Bloomer Girls ended
up, too. They played to packed houses up
until 1934, then became victims of the
Great Depression, shunted off into the
less expensive and easier-to-play game of
However, the advent of World War n
meant a shortage of men to play profes-
sional baseball. So Philip K. Wrigley, a
Chicago businessman, organized the
All-American Girls Baseball League
(AAGBL) which inspired the 1992 movie
A League of Their Own. The league played
for 12 seasons, from 1942 to 1954.
Before its demise, the AAGBL was an
incredible opportunity for hundreds of
women, says Gregorich, "who were lead-
ing lives in which they were paid to play
baseball six months out of the year."
But those great opportunities were tem-
pered by even greater disappointments.
Especially bitter was the case of Jackie
Mitchell, who played in the minors for 17
years. She struck out Babe Ruth and Lou
Gehrig in a 1 93 1 exhibition game. Though
she signed a contract with the Double-A
Chattanooga Lookouts, her contract was
later rescinded because, according to the
minor-league baseball commissioner,
baseball was too strenuous for women.
"What has stood in the way of women
playing baseball," says Gregorich, "is not
the abilities of the women but organized
Softball: A "Girl's Game"?
When baseball was closed to women in
the early 1950s, they turned to softball,
an indoor game devised in the 1 870s that
originally used a boxing glove tied up
with a string and a broom-handle bat.
Today, across the country, 618 colleges
offer women's softball, and many offer
athletic scholarships to these female play-
ers. And participation in amateur and rec-
reation leagues is growing by leaps and
bounds. Of the 4.5 million softball play-
ers in the United States, 47 percent are
female — among youths playing the sport,
the percentage jumps to an astonishing
And with the advent of women's
fast-pitch softball in the 1996 Summer
Olympics, the game is opening up an-
other opportunity for female athletes.
"There's a tremendously bright future for
women in softball," says Ron Babb of the
Amateur Softball Association, the gov-
erning body for more than 260,000 teams
nationwide. "There are now a lot of out-
standing college programs, and women
can compete at the highest levels in the
nationals. We have outstanding players
like Lisa Fernandez, who plays for UCLA
and for the Raybestos Brakettes."
But the question persists: Are women
playing softball in such great numbers
because they were denied the opportunity
to play baseball as children? The Little
League admitted girls to their teams only
in 1974, but not without a fight, and won't
say how many girls presently participate.
But some experts, including Gregorich,
are skeptical. "A year after girls won the
right to play Little League, they started
softball for girls, and the overwhelming
majority of girls were shunted into soft-
With few girls participating in scho-
lastic or collegiate baseball, softball is
often considered an inferior "girl's game."
Though softball enthusiasts insist that it's
a unique game and reject the notion that
it's simply baseball for women, the sport
has become a metaphor for sexual stereo-
types. "Playing hardball" implies mascu-
line power and directness, while Softball's
underhand pitch — actually a very efficient
way to propel a ball — is often referred to
disparagingly as "throwing like a girl."
Michele Bottomley, who pitched for LVC,
puts it this way: "We walk a very fine
line — either they tell you that you play
like a girl or you act like a man."
Many women who play softball by
default have always dreamed of playing
baseball. "Fast-pitch softball is great,"
Spring/Summer 1994 13
says Sharon Ephraim, president of the
American Women's Baseball Association
(AWBA), "but when I first started play-
ing baseball, I said 'Wow! This is fun!"
I've followed baseball ever since I was a
kid, and it's great to be able to play it."
When Lisa Martinez of the Silver Bullets
threw out the first ball at the game on
May 8, 1994, she brought underhand
pitching back to professional baseball, and
big-league dreams back to little girls
everywhere. Yet female baseball players
never really went away — they've been
playing here and there in remote fields all
along, just for the love of the game.
Judi Kahn, 37, is a lawyer by day;
when 5 p.m. comes around, she's a first
baseman for the Gators, one of the three
Chicago-area teams in the AWBA. Now
with chapters in Michigan, Florida, Wash-
ington, D.C. and Long Island, the league,
founded in 1988, is doing well — but it
hasn't been easy. "It's been an incredible
struggle," Kahn attests. "If women's base-
ball dies, it will be because they don't
really care. But there are just too many
women who have always dreamed about
this. When we started out, we only had
five baseballs and one set of catcher's
equipment, and we worked the fields our-
Adds Kahn, "But women keep com-
ing up who want to play, who want to
make sure that college is not the end of
the line. I still believe there will be
women's baseball — maybe not in every
city, but enough for people to take advan-
tage of it if they want to."
Though the AWBA has yet to track
down any corporate sponsorship ("We
sent out over 500 letters," says Kahn,
Michele Bottomley ( '94) hopes women in
baseball will become more than spectators.
"and got back zilch"), they've had their
share of successes. Right now, they've
secured a great new field in a park along
Lake Michigan, as well as a regular col-
umn in a local sports magazine. One of
the highlights of the league's history was
its July 1991 exhibition game at Comiskey
Park. "It was the first time women took
the field at a major- league ballpark," says
Kahn. "We were supposed to play for
three innings or one hour, but the pe-^ple
were really enjoying it, so we went on for
A Long Way to Home Plate
Kahn, like some other women players,
has mixed feelings about women's pro-
fessional baseball. "It's heartening," she
says, referring to the brand-new Silver
Bullets, "that women can play baseball
and get paid for it. But really, this is more
of a dog-and-pony show. With really good
women playing good men, the men will
dominate — it has to do with physique,
size and the dimensions of the field. I'm
four-ten and a half, and I steal bases like
crazy. But if you put a man on the pitcher's
mound, there's no way I'm gonna steal!"
It will be a while, she believes, before
women will play professional baseball on
a bigger scale. The reasons range from
lack of opportunity at the youngest ages
to baseball's tradition-steeped culture. But
one reason she won't cite is male chau-
vinism. "We're never going to be able to
make it without men's cooperation," she
explains. "Besides, like they say, you
don't spit in the well you want to drink
Other baseball experts, like Paul White,
editor of the USA Today Baseball Weekly,
think that women's day in baseball is over-
due. "It's probably taken longer than it
should," he says. "The only observation
I've heard is that women are not able to
do power hits. A bigger problem, I think,
is that women haven't had the opportu-
nity to play against reasonable, progres-
sive competition. You've got to have the
same competitive challenges and oppor-
tunities when you're 10 — not just when
Meantime, after graduation, Michele
Bottomley headed off toward a career,
probably teaching history, and maybe
coaching girls' Softball somewhere along
the way. But for her, playing ball for a
living is still a dream. "I would be happy
as a clam," she says, "if I could play ball
and get paid for it. A boy always has that
hope of going to the majors, dangling
before him like a carrot — and even if he
doesn't make the majors, maybe
he could make the minors. He can get
involved in the sport he loves without
sacrificing income. Women just don't
have that option."
But in the future — who knows? The
girls of summer may one day arrive at the
Valley with their gloves and bats and years
of training, and play baseball for their
alma mater alongside the men. It could
happen. Says Barbara Gregorich, "The
future really does look brighter for women
in sports. I'm 90 percent optimistic, but
we've got to be patient. After all, look at
the Mets. They were all professional play-
ers, but it took them a long time to come
up out of the mud."
Nancy Fitzgerald is a Lebanon-based
freelance writer who contributes to
national education and consumer publi-
14 The Valley
To his dismay, a baseball
junky finds that for every-
thing there is a season.
By Dr. Arthur Ford ('59)
fter 44 years of continuous
fast-pitch, slow-pitch, over
40/over 50 baseball/soft-
ball, I finally hung it up.
Recently I decided that I
would not go through my annual ritual of
starting the new season. I have mixed
feelings about it, but mostly I ask myself
why. After all, I can still make the play at
first. I can still go to right field. I can still
go deep in the hole and come up firing a
rocket to third.
Well, maybe. Maybe not. I probably
know the answer to that question. But
another question is even more compel-
ling. What kept me going all those years,
especially after the first dozen or so? What
is it about baseball that grabs and holds,
like a magnet, like a lover?
There are probably as many reasons as
there are lovers of the game. But let me
try a few.
Baseball is a game for all ages. In fact,
over the years the thing I liked most about
baseball is that it ages with you. As the
years went by and it took me longer and
longer to bend over for a ground ball, the
ball came at me more and more slowly.
As my throw to first took longer, so did
the base runner. The miracle is not that 90
feet between bases is absolutely perfect,
always has been and always will be, but
that it's absolutely perfect for the majors
and for the over-50 church league as well.
The symmetry of all aspects of the
game is appealing. Two strikes and you're
out would have ruined the game genera-
tions ago. Sixty feet, six inches from
mound to the plate is perfect. Sixty feet
five inches, and batters would have died.
Sixty feet seven inches, and pitchers
would have died.
But baseball is more than symmetry.
All through those years I never lost the
love of playing the game. How can you
not love a game whose ultimate goal is to
arrive home? Other sports have their
bombs and their slam dunks. Baseball has
its fair territory, its outfield, its safe at
first. Oh yes, it also has its errors, but
that's only human, as Alexander Pope
would say. And, true, it does have its
steals, but they're not really steals, more
like pretend steals. The bases always stay
there, ready for the next player.
In a way, I love even more than the
game. I love the standing around, even
before the game begins. There's nothing
like standing in the outfield, talking with
a friend about the Phillies or the weather
or Plato during batting practice. If the
ball comes close enough, you catch it. If
not, someone else will. There are always
plenty of people standing around the
I also love the standing around during
the game. Basketball players never stand
around; they run frantically up and down
the court. Football players stand around,
in huddles, concentrating on arcane ar-
rangements of players, both defensive and
offensive, before trying to dismantle
someone. But baseball players stand
around just to stand around, during a
game. They must pay attention, of course,
but mostly they just stand around, espe-
cially the outfielders. I always envied
Baseball players stand around just
enough, never too much. In England, I
watched a cricket match. One of the play-
ers stood for three hours and never touched
the ball. That was too much standing
around for me. Again, baseball is perfect,
not too much and not too little.
And then I love the pace of base-
ball. Standing around contributes
to the pace, but pace is also what
happens and when and how often. It's an
unhurried game, reflecting the pace of a
bygone era, of a childhood richer now in
memories. Someone once pointed out that
a baseball game theoretically could go on
forever. Others have pointed out that some
have. I like the long slow games, prefer-
ably going into extra innings, not too
many, maybe two or three. I like being
able to talk about the game while playing
it, to analyze a pitch or determine just
what kind of pitch you might get with the
count at three and two, and a man on
Mostly, I guess, what I like about base-
ball is that it starts in springtime, goes
through the summer, and ends when all
sensible people move indoors. Each spring
is a renewal, and baseball is part of that
renewal. Somehow I always felt younger
when the season began and I dug my
glove out, put on my hat, and headed for
the practice field, usually some play-
ground somewhere. My glove was always
a bit stiff. So was my hat. So was I. But
we all loosened up with a little use. And
off we went on the idealistic wings of a
new season. This could be the year I
finally hit a grand slam.
I never did, but that doesn't matter.
Despite failure after failure, once or twice
during any season, somehow, miracu-
lously, it all came together. Someone hit
a ball, sharply, (miracle) down the line at
third. I lunged for the ball, picked it clean
(miracle), pivoted on my left foot, threw
across my body, and fired a shot to first
(miracle). In that one continuous, fluid
movement, perfecdon was achieved. It
didn't happen often, but when it did, when
it all came together perfectly like that, it
made the season. I could live for a year on
one of those moments. And the possibil-
ity of that happening one more time kept
me going for 44 years.
Then, just when it should, it al-
ways began to turn cold, and
the season was over. We knew it
had to happen, but somewhere inside we
hoped it never would. We hoped that we
could go on forever, spitting, scratching,
hitting, fielding, running — an endless
summer. But we also knew that baseball
was too much like life. It had to end, and
so, after 44 years, it did. Just like that.
Dr. Arthur Ford ('59) is associate dean
for international studies and a professor
Spring/Summer 1994 15
At the Pony Baseball Game
1. PEP TALK
Coach says all the kids should come to the bench.
He tells them it's a BIG GAME.
Six or seven kids nod.
Some watch the other team take infield.
Some get grim and look down
at pants that bag to the ankles
or stretch just barely to the knees
and across the thighs like sausage casings.
Stripes of various un-matching colors peak out
from beneath most of their stirrup socks,
half of which are on backwards.
One boy has no socks at all.
Their adjustable caps, pulled in to the last notch,
make a kind of second beak in back.
The bills are bent and bear footprints.
Several faces sprout bubbles.
Coach says how hard they have worked in practice
how much better they have gotten,
how much better yet they will have to play
if they really want to beat this team.
Do they really want It?
Six of seven kids nod.
Some keep looking down.
One looks around for something.
One gives a small wave to his mom.
One makes rabbit ears behind Bryan.
Coach says no messing around tonight.
This is a BIG GAME!
Now— do they have anything to say?
Mike: "Can I catch?"
Mark: "Can I play second?"
Jason: "Can I go to the bathroom?"
Josh: "Who took my glove?"
Bryan: "Coach, you have a mosquito on your forehead
At the Pony Baseball Game
Kids a little tense.
Coach surveys his defense,
waves his left fielder over — over —
just a little more— good.
Now at least he is in fair temtory.
A perfect little third hop
right through the shortstop's legs.
Coach swallows, tries to think
of something uncritical to shout out.
The shortstop shouts in,
"Don't worry, Coach, I'll get the next one!"
A 25-minute bat for the other team.
Still just one out.
Coach waves his right fielder back
for their number four guy, again.
Right fielder waves to Coach.
starts to walk toward the infield, crying.
Coach calls time,
smells the problem.
At the Pony Baseball Game
3. RALLY! RALLY!
Walks, wild pitches, and errors mostly
but some real hits, too,
and head-first slides with dirt down the pants
and signs and over-throws and spitting and everything.
Coach tells the batters they can do it.
Batters agree. Parents cheer.
Bench chants, gives high-fives after each run,
makes "We're Number One!" signs, even though
this will only tie them for second if Water Works loses.
Jeff slides home
just in case there had been a throw,
then casually tosses his helmet,
accepts high congratulations all down the bench,
finds his cap and glove, takes a seat,
turns, still grinning, to Mark
Reprinted from Porches 2 by Dr. Philip Biiimgs,
professor of English at Lebanon Valley College and
chair of the department.
New trustees on board
Four new members have joined the Leba-
non Valley Board of Trustees: Erich
Linker, senior vice president and group
advertising director for The New York
Times; Patricia Brown, associate coun-
cil director of spiritual nurture and evan-
gelism for the Central Pennsylvania
Annual Conference of the United Meth-
odist Church; Gail Sanderson, LVC
assistant professor of accounting; and
Deborah Bullock, a senior American
studies major. The board also awarded
special recognition to Gerald Kauffman,
who has served as a trustee for 30 years.
He was named trustee emeritus.
Linker serves on the Council of Direc-
tors for the New York chapter of the Boy
Scouts, and on the boards of the Men's
Association of Garden City and the Ameri-
can Advertising Federation. He holds an
advanced management certificate from
Stanford University, a bachelor's degree
in business and a teaching certificate from
Lebanon Valley, and a master's degree in
business administration from Hofstra Uni-
versity. He was honored by Lebanon Val-
ley in 1990 with the Distinguished
Brown, a Harrisburg resident, is also
an ordained elder in the United Methodist
church and a certified tutor for the
Laubach Literacy Council. She is a mem-
ber of numerous organizations, including
the Association for Clinical Pastoral Edu-
cation, Inc., the Northeastern Jurisdic-
tional Town and Country Association and
the Academy for Evangelism in Theo-
logical Education. She is on the board of
the Center for Spiritual Formation at the
United Methodist Church in Harrisburg,
and is a member of the founding board
for the Women's Rape and Crisis Center
in Sullivan County. Brown holds an
associate's degree in Biblical studies and
Christian education from Northeastern
Christian Junior College, a bachelor's de-
gree from Lock Haven State University
and a master of divinity from Lutheran
Sanderson, a Manheim resident, joined
the college in 1983. She holds a bachelor's
degree from William Smith College and
an M.B.A. from Boston University. She
is a member of the National Association
of Accountants, chair of the Audit Com-
mittee for St. Luke's Episcopal Church
and a member of the Manheim Central
School District Strategic Planning Com-
Bullock, a resident of Salem, New Jer-
sey, has been active on campus as a mem-
ber of the college's volleyball team,
symphonic band, chamber choir and con-
cert choir. She has been secretary and
president of concert choir and president
of LVC s chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, an
international music fraternity. In addition,
Bullock is a presidential leadership
Kauffman, a Carlisle resident, works
part-time as officer of the courts for
Cumberland County and as pastor emeri-
tus of Grace United Methodist Church in
Carlisle, where he served for 32 years. He
has actively served in numerous denomi-
national and interdenominational minis-
terial associations and on councils of
churches. He is former president of the
Red Cross of Cumberland County and
vice president of the United Way.
Kauffman holds a bachelor's degree in
history from Lebanon Valley, and a
bachelor's degree in divinity from Yale
University. He also studied at Princeton
Seminary and Oxford University, and re-
ceived an honorary doctorate of divinity
from Lebanon Valley in 1965.
Ben D. Oreskovich has joined the col-
lege as assistant controller, replacing
Michael Gallagher. Oreskovich was for-
merly employed at KPMG Peat Marwick
in Harrisburg. He earned a bachelor's
degree in professional accountancy at
Penn State University in Harrisburg.
David Rodney Brigham has been ap-
pointed assistant professor of art and
American studies and director of the col-
lege gallery. Brigham was formerly a re-
search associate for the art division at the
Huntington Library in California and an
adjunct assistant professor at the Univer-
sity of Southern California. He holds
bachelor's degrees in English and account-
ing from the University of Connecticut, a
master's degree in American studies/mu-
seum studies and a doctorate in American
studies, both from the University of Penn-
Stan Furmanak, who has served as
part-time reference librarian for several
years, is now on the staff full-time as the
systems and reference librarian. Furmanak
has a bachelor's degree in English litera-
ture from the University of Scranton, and
master's degrees in English literature from
the Catholic University of America and
in library science from Southern Con-
necticut State University. He is a leader
in the Great Books Discussion Group of
Lebanon County and a volunteer at the
Pennsylvania State Museum.
S. Jane Owens has been named direc-
tor of the Lebanon Valley Child Care and
Learning Center. Owens was formerly di-
rector and teacher at the Little Lambs
Pre-School in Browns Mill, New Jersey.
She holds a bachelor's degree in elemen-
tary education from Mansfield Univer-
sity and a master's degree in the
administration of early childhood pro-
grams from Nova University. She also
attended the Institute for Motivational Liv-
ing, where she received certification as a
Cliff Myers has joined the athletic
staff as coach of men's and women's ten-
nis, replacing Dale Light. Myers coached
tennis at Millersville University for four
and a half years, and is in his eighth year
as tennis director for the Hershey Coun-
try Club. He will coach the women with
the assistance of Dee Jennings, adjunct
professor of accounting. Jennings has
served as an advisor and coach to the
team since Light's departure in the fall.
Tenure and promotions
Dr. Howard Applegate, chair and asso-
ciate professor of history and American
studies, has been granted tenure, along
with Dr. Susan Atkinson, associate pro-
fessor of education; Dr. Gary Grieve-
Carlson, assistant professor of English;
Sharon Raffield, associate professor of
sociology and social work; and Barbara
Wirth, assistant professor of accounting.
Spring/Summer 1994 21
Dr. Phyllis Dryden has been ap-
pointed associate professor of English,
and Dr. Robert Leonard has been named
associate professor of management.
Dr. Salvatore Cullari, associate profes-
sor of psychology, published two articles
titled "Ego Defense Mechanism" and
"Clinical Interviewing, Testing and Ob-
servation" in MagilVs Survey of Social
Science: Psychology . The text is a refer-
ence book on psychology written for the
general public. Cullari is on a one-year
sabbatical writing a book titled Treatment
Dr. Allan F. Wolfe, professor of biol-
ogy, presented a paper on "The Morpho-
logical and Biochemical Characterization
of Artemia Sperm" at the annual joint
meeting of the American Society of Zo-
ologists, the American Microscopical So-
ciety and the Crustacean Society in Los
Wolfe presented his research at a sym-
posium, "The Biology of the Branchio-
poda." The symposium featured 17
speakers, including researchers from
Korea, Belgium, South Africa, Italy and
Wolfe also participated in a crusta-
cean biodiversity workshop at the Natu-
ral History Museum of Los Angeles
County. Scientists from Japan, Korea,
Australia, Belgium, Germany and the
United States discussed the Crustacean
Biodiversity Survey, a project that at-
tempts to locate and classify crustaceans
around the world. Wolfe has studied the
distribution of clam shrimp and fairy
shrimp in Pennsylvania and has collected
organisms from a variety of locations.
Timothy Erdman, adjunct instructor
of music, published an in-depth article on
Milton Hershey in the April 1 994 issue of
American History Illustrated Magazine.
The article, titled "Hershey: Sweet Smell
of Success," chronicled the rise of Hershey
and his milk chocolate factory. The ar-
ticle was written in commemoration of
this year's centennial anniversary of the
Hershey Foods Corporation.
Dr. Michael Day, chair and associate
professor of physics, published a paper
on "Uncorrected Factors Approximation
and a Comparison of Theories for Pre-
dicting Thermal Properties" in the April
issue of Physical Review.
Dr. John Heffner, chair and profes-
sor of religion and philosophy, published
a bibliographical essay on recent philoso-
phy in the chapter titled "Contemporary
Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson
Dr Phyllis Dryden
Issues in Philosophy" in the new 14th
edition of The Reader's Adviser, Vol. 4 —
The Best in Philosophy and Religion,
edited by Robert Ellwood.
Jim Woland, director of the Authors &
Artists series, wrote an article for the win-
ter 1994 issue of Arts Ink, a publication of
the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. The
article was on "Presenting Rural Arts."
Dr. Eugene Brown, professor of politi-
cal science, was the guest speaker on a
one-hour talk show on KRLD Radio in
Dallas. The interview, which reviewed
the foreign policy of the Clinton adminis-
tration during its first year, was distrib-
uted through the 15-station Texas Radio
Brown was also interviewed on
Pittsburgh's station KDKA Radio regard-
ing North Korea's nuclear program. In
addition, he was quoted in a USA Today
article on the North Korean nuclear crisis.
Presenters in psychology
The following psychology students and
professors presented papers at the 65th
Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psycho-
logical Association in Providence, Rhode
22 The Valley
Island, in April:
Dr. Steven Specht, senior Donna
Smoyer,junior Jennifer Emery and jun-
ior Elizabeth Seibert: "Positive and
Negative Human Taste Contrast After a
One- Week Inter- Trial Interval."
Specht and R.J. Tushup: "Dispelling
Psychological Misconceptions May De-
crease Interest in Psychological Issues."
Specht, Tushup, Dr. Jan Pedersen
and senior Jennifer Willett: "Relax...
Psychologists are Kind and Beautiful."
Pedersen and junior Stacey
Hollenshead: "Self-acceptance and Body
Image Among Young, Middle-aged and
Elderly Females Enrolled in Aerobic Ex-
In addition, several of the department's
undergraduates took the initiative to sub-
mit paper abstracts to the psychology de-
partment at the University of Scranton for
presentation at the Ninth Annual Univer-
sity of Scranton Undergraduate Psychol-
ogy Conference. The following papers were
accepted for presentation in February:
Senior George Hollich: "Factors In-
fluencing Sequential Recall: The Verbal/
Senior Teresa Scianna, Willett and
Specht: "Tactile Stimuli Are Recalled
More Than Auditory Stimuli in a Short-
Term Memory Task."
Junior Jennifer Emery, senior Donna
Smoyer and Specht: "Positive and Nega-
tive Human Taste Contrast After a One-
Week Inter- Taste Interval."
Mary B. McLeod has been named coordi-
nator of the Lebanon Valley College
Science Education Partnership.
McLeod, who joined the college in
December, was formerly an environmental
science instructor at Valley High School in
Kentucky. While serving at the high school,
she organized partnerships with the Louis-
ville Gas and Electric Company, the
Louisville Museum of History and Science,
the Metropolitan Sewer District, the Louis-
ville Nature Center, Rohm & Haas, Murray
State University and the University of Ken-
tucky. In 1993, she served as a presenter for
numerous professional conferences, includ-
ing the National Association of Partner-
ships in Education Conference in
McLeod is a member of the Kentucky
Science Teachers Association, the National
Science Teachers Association and the
Regional Biology Alliance. She holds a
bachelor's degree in environmental micro-
biology from the University of Kentucky
and teacher certification from the Univer-
sity of Louisville, and has pursued graduate
coursework in environmental education at
the University of Louisville.
Dr. Eugene Brown, professor of politi-
cal science, participated in the annual
meeting of the International Studies As-
sociation held recently in Washington,
D.C. He served as chair and discussant on
two panels, "Foreign Policy Analysis" and
"Nuclear Weapons in Asia."
Dr. Tom Liu, assistant professor of
mathematical sciences, presented a paper
titled "Optimization/Simulation Methods
in Modeling Electrochemical Reactions"
at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Cin-
cinnati in January.
Dr. Diane Iglesias, chair of foreign
languages and professor of Spanish; Dr.
Jim Scott, professor of German; and Dr.
Joelle Stopkie, associate professor of
French, attended the annual meeting of
the Northeast Conference on the Teach-
ing of Foreign Languages in New York
City. The theme was "Teaching, Testing
and Assessment: Making the Connection."
Iglesias gave a paper titled, "A Collabo-
rative Project for the Creation of FLES
Programs," based on the foreign language
department's current pilot program at
Our Lady of the Valley in Lebanon.
Also attending the conference were
Debbie Stoudt ('92) and senior Becky
Warren Thompson, associate profes-
sor of religion and philosophy, in Decem-
ber attended by invitation the inaugural
International Scholars' Conference of the
United States Holocaust Research Insti-
tute in Washington, D.C.
Paul Heise, assistant professor of
economics, in March attended the
Eastern Economics Association Confer-
ence in Boston. He chaired a session on
Adam Smith and the history of economic
thought and commented on a paper about
Honored for service
The following individuals were recog-
nized for their service to the college dur-
ing an employee recognition banquet on
For 25 years: Philip Morgan, associ-
ate professor of music.
For 20 years: Marilyn Boeshore, secre-
tary of alumni programs; Dr. David Lasky,
chair and professor of psychology; and Elsie
Neefe, buildings and grounds.
For 15 years: Ralph Long, buildings
and grounds; Oscar Reppert, buildings
and grounds; and Linda Summers, sec-
retary of the registrar's office.
For 10 years: Judith Fox, buildings
and grounds; Phyllis Kulikowski, build-
ings and grounds; Chalmer Reigle, build-
ings and grounds; and Bonnie Tenney,
secretary of buildings and grounds.
For five years: Marie Bongiovanni,
assistant professor of English; Mark
Brezitski, admission counselor and assis-
tant coach of football; C. Paul Brubaker,
director of planned giving; Richard
Charles, vice president for advancement;
Elaine Feather, director of continuing
education; Patrick Flannery, head bas-
ketball coach; Jo Lynn Gerber, secretary
for development; Susan Greenawalt, sec-
retary for continuing education; Jeanne
Hey, assistant professor of economics;
Pamela Hillegas, secretary of physical
education and athletics; Alice Kohr, sec-
retary of student services; Margaret Lahr,
director of housekeeping; Diana
Levengood, secretary of annual giving;
Bonita Lingle, secretary of the music
department; Dr. Jan Pedersen, assistant
professor of psychology; Cindy Plasterer,
secretary of admission; Robert Riley,
executive director of computing and tele-
communications; Harry Schools, desk
supervisor at Arnold Sports Center; Jay
Sorrentino, buildings and grounds; Dr.
Steven Specht, assistant professor of
psychology; Dr. Joelle Stopkie, associate
professor of French; and Diane Wenger
('92), director of alumni programs.
The retirees honored were Harold L.
Fessler, director of maintenance, served the
college for 10 years; Oscar J. Reppert,
building and grounds, served for 15 years;
and Charlotte J. Rittle, secretary of man-
agement, served the college for 22 years.
Dr. Barbara J. Denison, associate direc-
tor of continuing education at the
Lancaster Center, published a book re-
view of The Mennonite Mosaic by Howard
Kauffman and Leo Driedger. The review
appeared in the winter 1993 issue oi Soci-
ology of Religion: A Quarterly Review.
Karen Best, registrar, was elected to a
two-year term on the Nominations and
Elections Committee of the Middle States
Association of Collegiate Registrars and
Officers of Admissions.
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Grants support science
The National Science Foundation (NSF)
has awarded Lebanon Valley two major
grants — one of them the largest in the
That grant, for $560,498, will support
the Science Education Partnership for
South Central Pennsylvania. The project
is aimed at strengthening the teaching of
science in grades 4-8 and sustaining the
interest of students with science aptitudes.
Lebanon Valley will be linked with 15
area school districts in the counties of
Lebanon, Lancaster, Cumberland, Dau-
phin and Perry, as well as the Milton
A science resource center will be
established at the college. It will give
teachers experience with science equip-
ment and will also help them design, test
and share new classroom strategies and
innovative, hands-on experiences.
In the first year, a summer institute
will train a group of 32 teachers, orga-
nized into teams with college faculty and
students. In the second summer institute,
these teachers will act as peer leaders to
train 32 more teachers.
Six Lebanon Valley faculty mem-
bers — four from chemistry, biology and
physics and two from elementary educa-
tion — will teach in the institutes and pro-
vide summer and pro bono school-year
support for teachers.
The second NSF grant, for $150,000,
has been awarded to Dr. Richard
Cornelius, Chemistry Department chair,
to develop a new curriculum for an intro-
ductory course called "Chemistry Domes-
ticated." It will teach students in terms of
materials and activities familiar to them.
For example, the curriculum's chapters
have such titles as "Soil and Fertilizer,"
"The Laundry Room" and "Blood."
Two chemistry students — Christina
Walters and Allen Keeney — will work
with Cornelius on the three-year project.
The Gallery opens
The Gallery at Lebanon Valley College, a
combination art gallery and small recital
hall, was "christened" by two groups this
summer. The New Generation Concert
Visitors to the new Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery admire paintings in "Quartet, " the
gallery's inaugural exhibit, which featured four Pennsylvania artists.
Series featured up-and-coming young
concert artists on Thursdays from June 9
through July 7, and an art exhibit spot-
lighted four leading Pennsylvania artists,
June 9 through July 10.
The facility, which incorporates the
Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery and
Zimmerman Recital Hall, was formerly a
Lutheran church that dates back to 1890.
The brick structure has been renovated
with an eye to maintaining its architec-
The gallery is the gift of Suzanne H.
Arnold of Lebanon, founding chair of the
college's Art Committee. The recital hall
is the gift of Nancy Cramer Zimmerman
('53) and her husband, Richard, formerly
CEO of Hershey Foods. The reception
area was donated by Farmers Trust Bank
Look for more details in the Fall issue,
which will cover the arts.
Library project on track
In mid-August, groundbreaking for the
college's new library will take place, with
construction expected to begin Septem-
ber 1. All library books will be moved,
starting July 15. Library operations will
shift to the West Dining Room and Faust
Lounge, with storage in the lounge areas
of Mary Capp Green and Vickroy resi-
The structure should be ready for use
by mid- January 1996.
A variety of renovations and improve-
ments are under way this summer. The
major ones include:
• four new tennis courts on the athletic
fields adjacent to the Arnold Sports Cen-
• a facelift for the Mund College Center
• a scene shop for the newly renovated
• an elevator accessible to the handicapped
in Miller Chapel;
• air-conditioning for Mund and the first
level of the Carnegie Building;
• a new ceiling, carpeting and paint for
the Blair lobby and first floor office area;
• new roofs on Hammond and Keister
Little Shop of Horrors
The campus attracted state and national
attention when it hosted the Third Annual
Eastern Carnivorous Plant Convention on
June 3 and 4.
Experts from Virginia, New York, New
Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania and
Canada gathered on campus, as did some
local residents who also have a fondness
for Venus Flytraps and other insect-eat-
ers of the plant kingdom.
An Associated Press reporter and pho-
tographer covered the convention, and its
24 The Valley
organizer. Dr. Stephen Williams, profes-
sor of biology, was quoted in The Wash-
LVC: A "best value"
The college is featured in the 1994 edi-
tion of The Guide for Students and Par-
ents to 101 of the Best Values in America 's
College and Universities. The 456-page
guide, published by the Center for Stud-
ies in College Enrollment and Tuition
Issues, named Lebanon Valley as one of
the "best regional values."
Another guide. The Ultimate College
Shopper's Guide, lists Lebanon Valley as
one of the top 10 liberal arts colleges in
terms of chemistry research productivity.
Others making the list are Amherst Col-
lege, College of Wooster, Franklin &
Marshall College, Harvey Mudd College,
Hope College, Lafayette College, Pomona
College, Pratt Institute and Williams
College. The publisher is Cader Books.
Fees rise slightly
The 1994-95 tuition, fees, room and board
are 3.8 percent higher — the smallest in-
crease in more than a decade. Total
charges for resident students will be
$19,000, an increase of $700 over the
previous year. The new total includes
$14,245 for tuition and fees and $4,755
for room and board.
The college also announced plans to
increase scholarships and financial aid by
20 percent. Currently, some 86 percent of
students receive scholarships or need-
A winning staff
The College Relations Office walked
away with a plethora of prizes at the Cen-
tral Pennsylvania Women in Communi-
cations, Inc. (WICI) Awards dinner in
The WICI contest is the largest in the
region, and the college was competing
against businesses, newspapers, maga-
zines and other institutions.
Three first-place prizes went to Judy
Pehrson, director of college relations and
editor of The Valley: for a publication
regularly edited, for a special issue
(Spring/Summer 1993, on international
links) and for the issue's cover photo/
design of masks.
Laura Ritter received a first place for
her story in the magazine about Dan
Massad, "A Magnificent Obsession"
(Winter 1993). Nancy Fitzgerald received
a third place for her article, "The A-maz-
ing Don Frantz" (Fall 1993).
First place in the public relations cam-
paign category went to Pehrson and Mary
Beth Strehl, director of media relations,
for the "Amazing Maize Maze." They
received a second place for the AIDS
Quilt Exhibit publicity.
Jane Paluda, director of publications,
and John Deamer, director of sports in-
formation, received an honorable men-
tion for the athletics recruitment poster,
"A Lifetime of Winning Starts Here."
Second place in the two-color brochure
category went to Jim Woland, director of
Authors & Artists.
Paluda and Pehrson received a first
place for the black-and-white M.B.A. ad
that ran in Time, Newsweek, Sports Illus-
trated, U.S. News & World Report and
newspapers in Harrisburg, Lancaster,
Lebanon and Reading. They also received
second place for the 1993-94 continuing
education marketing campaign.
Captures first prize
The 14th Annual Quiz Bowl brought over
500 of the brightest students throughout
south central and southeastern Pennsyl-
vania to campus in March. Harrisburg
Academy took home the Clay Memorial
Cup, named in memory of the competi-
tion's founder, Dr. Robert Clay, former
college registrar, who died in 1988.
Phonathon a success
Passing its goal of $160,000 in April,
the 1993-94 phonathon finished the
spring semester with a total of $173,672
in pledges. This is the first time that the
goal has been met since the project was
brought in-house three years ago. The
student staff, directed by Shanna Gemmill,
associate director of annual giving, con-
tacted alumni, parents and friends of Leba-
non Valley for nine weeks during the fall
and from January through April.
Student callers were Mary Bullock ('97),
Suzanne Enterline ('96), Jackie Flanders
('97), Dori Fleischer ('94), Brian Hughes
('97), Colleen McClafferty ('96), Heather
Miller ('96), Karen Neal ('97), Elizabeth
Nissley ('97), Jodie Smith ('96), Charles
Ulrich ('97) and Shannon Weller ('95).
Managers were Jennie Bullock ('94) and
Catherine Crissman ('94).
Student phonathon callers reached out to alumni, parents, and friends across the country.
Spring/Summer 1994 25
By John B. Deamer, Jr.
Director of Sports Information and
Women's Basketball (11-13)
First-year head coach Peg Kauffman
guided the Lebanon Valley women to their
first double-digit winning season since
Junior Amy Jo Rushanan, a member
of the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC)
All-Commonwealth League team, led
Lebanon Valley in scoring with 14.7
points per game. She also led her team in
treys made (39), free throws made (75),
blocks (29) and steals (60).
Junior guard Joda Glossner turned in a
strong performance as well. Glossner led
her team in scoring in five of the last nine
games of the season. She led all starters
in shooting 74 percent of her free throws.
Junior center Michelle White led the
team with 6.8 rebounds per game to give
the Dutchwomen a strong inside game.
Three freshmen developed as the sea-
son unfolded. White and Jennifer Emerich
each scored 16 points in a late-season 63-
61 overtime win at Muhlenberg, one of
the biggest victories of the year for the
First-year guard Melissa Bleyzgis pro-
vided perimeter shooting and spread the
ball nicely offensively. Bleyzgis led the
team with 58 assists and added 25 steals.
Tina Teichman, also a freshman guard,
provided improved play off the bench, a
luxury the program has not had in recent
Their biggest win of the season came
against powerful Susquehanna in Lynch
Hall. In an earlier game, in Selinsgrove,
the Crusaders had had their way in all
facets of the game for a 100-55 win.
One month later, Lebanon Valley
played its best defensive game of the year,
for a 50-37 upset over Susquehanna.
The women finished 6-8 in the tough
Commonwealth League, but stayed in the
league playoff hunt until the last week of
the season, a new and welcome feeling in
Men's and Women's Swimming
Junior Harold Spangler brought home
Lebanon Valley's first MAC gold-medal-
winning performance in the five-year his-
tory of the program. He finished first in
the 200 meter freestyle with a time of
1:46.72, a new Dutchman record.
Spangler, MVP of the men's team and
president of the Class of 1995, finished
second in two other events — the 200 meter
backstroke (1:59.58) and the 100 meter
He also sparkled in two relay events
when he helped three fellow swimmers to
a second-place finish in the 400 meter
freestyle relay, and a third-place finish in
the 800 meter freestyle.
Senior Mike Hain, who along with
Spangler was on the two medal-winning
relay teams, finished third in the 1 00 meter
freestyle with a time of :50.36.
Gina Fontana, a freshman, finished
third in the 400 individual medley event
at the MAC championships with a time of
Senior Jenn Bower was the women's
team most valuable swimmer.
The men's team finished with a 6-3
season, and the women, 4-5. The two
records gave Lebanon Valley its most suc-
cessful swim season to date.
Freshman 167-pounderBilly Adams took
the wrestling program at Lebanon Valley
by storm this season.
He got off to a great start at the
college's 24th Annual Petrofes Invita-
tional when he finished first in the 177-
pound weight class.
At the end of the season, Adams fin-
ished second in the 167-pound weight
class at the MAC championships.
In the NCAA Eastern Regionals, he
came in second in the 167-pound weight
Amy Jo Rushanan ( '96) is poised for a jump
shot in the game against Susquehanna.
class, which qualified him for the NCAA
championships at this weight class.
Adams finished 24-5 in dual meets on
the season. All five of his losses were
Four-year letter winner Jason Watts
became the first wrestler at Lebanon Val-
ley to be named a national wrestling aca-
demic Ail-American. To be included on
this list, a wrestler must be an important
part of his team's success and have a
grade point average of at least 3.25.
Watts finished fourth at the MAC
championships and third at the NCAA
Eastern Regionals in the 190-pound
Heavyweight Chad Miller, another
four-year letter winner, finished his ca-
reer with a dual meet record of 74-36-1.
Miller led the team with dual meet wins
in the 1993-94 season, and finished third
at the MAC and NCAA Eastern Regional
As a team, Lebanon Valley finished
fifth in the MAC championships.
On the MAC Honor Roll
The following Lebanon Valley students
were included on the 1993-94 MAC Aca-
demic Honor Roll. To be eligible, a stu-
dent-athlete must be at least a sophomore,
carry a 3.2 grade point average and be a
starter or significant contributor to the team.
Men's Basketball: Craig Shametzka,
a sophomore political science major from
Fawn Grove, Pennsylvania.
Women's Basketball: Joda Glossner,
a junior English/secondary education
major from Duncannon, Pennsylvania.
Men's Swimming: Harold Spangler,
a junior actuarial science major from
Men's Indoor Track and Field: Eric
Huyett, a sophomore science major from
Elverson, Pennsylvania. Jeff Koegel, a
junior math/education major from Wood
Ridge, New Jersey.
Women's Indoor Track and Field:
Colette Drumheller, a sophomore elemen-
tary education major from Hazleton, Penn-
Wrestling: Jason Watts, a senior
elementary education major from Den-
When a Diamond
Was a Girl's
By Greg Bowers
Most of the records and statistics of Willis
McNelly's baseball days at Lebanon Val-
ley College have been lost to time.
But Mary Creighton McNelly ('19)
This spring, Willis McNelly ('16) re-
ceived posthumously an athletic citation
for his outstanding contribution to Leba-
non Valley College athletics. He is the
very first to receive this new award.
And no one is happier than Mary, his
widow, who at the age of 97 wrote a
series of letters encouraging the college
to remember her husband's baseball play-
ing days as a student.
"I was thrilled to get the LVC athletic
plaque this week," she wrote to Diane
Wenger ('92), director of alumni pro-
grams, from Sun City, California.
"I called a few loved ones who loved
Willis as much as I did — or almost any
how. Thank you so much for reminding
the committee of Willis McNelly's past
in LVC athletics. He was all spirit!"
College yearbooks indicate that
McNelly was a catcher for the Lebanon
Valley baseball team from 1914 to 1916.
While not the team's best hitter,
McNelly found other ways to contribute.
The yearbook indicates that "Mic," as
he was called, could also "talk" a good
"He is peculiarly adapted to his posi-
tion, not only thru his tenacity, but espe-
cially by his volubility. This art is
particularly useful in putting the batter in
a state of mind conducive to anything but
According to Mary's letters, McNelly
was the favorite catcher of Lebanon Val-
ley pitchers Harold White ('17) and Gus
"They were 'pitchers' and always
refused to pitch unless McNelly was
behind the bat — catching," she wrote.
Mary also remembers that her hus-
Willis McNelly ('16) was a good catch as
well as a good catcher.
band once caught the eye of Connie Mack,
the legendary manager of the Philadel-
"At one time, Connie Mack asked some
LVC players to try out with him," she
wrote. "He said to McNelly, 'Go home,
gain 10 pounds and come back in three
years, and I will make a world champion
out of you.'"
World War I intervened, however, and
McNelly joined the Army and was posted
to Washington, D.C. The couple were
married there in 1918. Mary worked for
the government, and during the last eight
months of their stay in Washington, an-
swered "all of President Wilson's mail on
the subject relating to my department."
McNelly went on to earn a master's
degree in education at Columbia Univer-
sity. He taught school for 15 years and
was a high school principal before be-
coming director of sales training for
Stanley Home Products in the West. Mary
became a homemaker and looked after
their three children (she now has 25 great-
McNelly died in 1978; they had been
married for 60 years.
And although his statistics may be lost,
his wife — through her letters — helps keep
his memory alive.
The college yearbook may not have
foreshadowed this athletic citation, but it
certainly did foreshadow their lasting
love — even if it was occasionally distract-
ing to the catcher: "Mic had one failing,"
noted the yearbook. "He always had in
mind the numerous letters that he would
receive from Mary, the source of his radi-
Repaying a Debt
By Stephen Trapnell ('90)
For John A. Schoch, Jr. ('72), serving as
president of Lebanon Valley College's
Alumni Council offers "a way to say
thanks" — and have some fun too.
A history major who ended up in the
business world, Schoch left Lebanon Val-
ley with two things he still values: a solid,
adaptable education and strong friend-
"We really don't realize until we're
out of school for a few years what the
Valley has meant to us," he says.
Schoch, 43, recently began a two-year
term as president of the Alumni Council.
He views his post as an opportunity to
repay a debt of gratitude to Lebanon Val-
ley, which he feels set him on the right
path in life.
A native of Springfield, New Jersey,
Schoch' s first contact with the college
came at a football camp just after his
junior year in high school. The camp, run
by a former LVC athletic director. Bill
McHenry, convinced Schoch that he had
found the college that was right for him.
"I was just very pleased with the school
and the location, and — most impor-
tantly — the people," Schoch recalls. "I
felt that it fit me the best. Probably one of
the major reasons to go to a school of that
size was so I could play football."
A quarterback at the Valley, Schoch
saw his football seasons cut short by a
recurrence of high school knee injuries.
He played part of his freshman and sopho-
more years, then had to abandon the game.
He also played golf and was a member of
Schoch planned a career in teaching
and coaching until he discovered that in
those days, "I couldn't make any money
doing either one."
After graduating in 1972, he began a
career in business, first working at a
Ford-Mercury car dealership in Elizabeth-
town, Pennsylvania. He later moved to
Spring/Summer 1994 27
Union Carbide Corp., working in sales
and marketing, and as an export manager
for the Far East. In 1984, he became gen-
eral manager of chemical operations at
the Wolff Products Division of Mobay
Since 1991, Schoch has been general
manager of Optimol Lubricants Inc., of
Piscataway, New Jersey. The company, part
of Castrol North America, manufactures
and sells specialty lubricants for industry.
His job takes him around the world — to
Europe, Asia and South America.
"I am in one of our export markets
almost every two months," he states. "The
cultural differences are striking, especially
the way different countries do business.
It's fascinating and a real challenge."
Schoch says his background as a his-
tory major has helped him all the way
through his career. He is especially grate-
ful to his history professors — particularly
Dr. Elizabeth Geffen and Dr. Richard
Joyce — and their approach to teaching.
"They were constantly challenging you
to think. If anything else, that's been the
big carry-through," he explains. "They
really challenged you to use your head, to
interpret what is being said, and then make
some judgments about it. All of that has
helped me be more astute in my everyday
Schoch has been involved with the
college's 24-member Alumni Council for
the past four years. The group, part of the
Alumni Association, meets several limes
annually, and its members are busy with
committee work throughout the year.
Schoch says he hopes to build on the
work done by past presidents, and "to
focus on getting our younger or new
alums involved and to develop some kind
of tradition so that these new grads feel
part of the Alumni Association immedi-
The council recently took action to
help members of the Class of 1994 make
the transition to alumni status. Schoch
attended the senior dinner, and the coun-
cil also gave special T-shirts to graduates
proclaiming them members of the "LVC
"We want to make participating easy,"
he .states, "and if we can make it fun, then
John Schoch ( '72) hopes to spark the
interest of inactive alumni.
we've really accomplished something."
Schoch believes many alumni prob-
ably look back on their years at the Val-
ley as some of the best times of their
lives. One of the goals of the council, he
said, "is to provide an alumni organiza-
tion that gives grads the opportunity to
rekindle that good feeling we all got from
being at the Valley."
The council would like to promote
regional events so alumni don't necessar-
ily have to return to Central Pennsylvania
to meet. For example, he points out,
alumni in the Philadelphia area recently
attended a mystery dinner theater.
Schoch, who lives in Mechanicsville,
Pennsylvania, with his wife, Jamie, and
three daughters, finds it easy to rekindle
the friendships forged at the Valley.
"The friends I developed at Lebanon
Valley are and will be friends for life," he
states, adding that this is probably
because "these are people you lived with.
"You can go 1 years and not see some-
body," he said, but when you meet up
again with that classmate, this sense of
friendship "brings you back very quickly
to where you were."
It's that sense of comradeship, of
shared experience, that helped Schoch
make the commitment necessary to head
the Alumni Council.
"I'm very excited to be part of what
I view as a very dynamic time in the life
of Lebanon Valley," he says. "We really
have a lot to be proud of. The Valley
continues to grow in stature and recogni-
tion among the leading small colleges in
Stephen Trapnell ( '90) is a staff writer
for the Lancaster New Era.
Faith in the Arts
By Laura Chandler Ritter
As founder and president of Metro Arts,
Mim Warden ('57) has for over a decade
helped to define the cultural agenda of
the central Pennsylvania region.
But as a student at Lebanon Valley,
Warden never dreamed of a career in the
arts. "I didn't even know there was such a
thing," she said. She married while still in
college and graduated with both a degree
in elementary education and a baby. "I
needed to work," she said, so the summer
after graduation she began teaching 5th
grade in Harrisburg. "I thought teaching
was the way my life was going to go."
But just as she began her career. Sput-
nik went into orbit, eventually sending her
career into a tailspin. Sputnik "had a very
strong influence on education," she said.
"I was a teacher who always had the kids
singing, or writing creatively or putting on
plays." But at that time, "part of the reality
of teaching was that you had to be more in
tune with scientific things than I was plan-
ning to be or had the training to be."
Still she continued teaching for nine
years, then "quite by accident," she began
a second career, this time in radio. "I was
at WMST Radio in Harrisburg," she
recalls, "owned by Market Square Presby-
terian Church. I was an on-air announcer
and interviewer, and then I became pro-
gram director and ultimately interim
manager of the station for 10 months. I did
just about everything, writing documenta-
ries, producing them, selecting music,
managing a volunteer staff. I also moved
pianos, learned to operate the equipment
and cleaned the place up."
Perhaps most importantly, she also "got
to know a lot of people in the community,
the arts and in the religious community."
After a second nine-year career, Mim
(short for Marian Irene Marcus, her maiden
name) started over yet again. "I was hired
to run a little downtown storefront art cen-
ter in 1987," she said. "I'm leaving it in
1994 as Metro Arts, the local arts agency
for the capital region, with a budget of
several hundred thousand dollars.
"We've evolved and developed in
many directions over the years — last year
the Allied Arts Fund, which is a spin-off
of Metro Arts, raised $548,000 for 25 arts
Warden said she had long been inter-
ested in developing the arts in Harris-
burg, but "in 1983-84, when we were
forming, we found business support of
the arts in the Harrisburg area was lag-
ging well behind businesses in the rest of
To change that. Warden said, "we cre-
ated an institution that supports arts orga-
nizations but is led by the business leaders
of the community."
While she could never have guessed
that her years at Lebanon Valley would
lead to the various paths she has taken,
Warden said the solid liberal arts educa-
tion she received at the college has served
"Sophomore year we had a course we
then called humanities," she said. "Every-
one was required to take it. It included the
arts across the board — music, literature,
fine arts, philosophy, all in the context of
history. You studied a period and all the
social forces that came into play, as they
related one to another. For me, that was
what we would now call an 'aha!' experi-
ence. To see how everything all fit to-
gether was extremely enlightening to me.
"I tend to be a generalist, to think in
terms of relationships and people. In that
course, you began to see why people
behave the way they do.
"I also think it gave me a good cultural
background, so I could talk to anyone. Even
if I didn't have an in-depth understanding
of every issue, I had the broad outlines of
human history, enough to enable me to put
two and two together, to understand what
forces and relationships" bring about many
of the things that happen.
Warden said during her 16 years at
Metro Arts "it has been my dream to
create a cultural center in downtown Har-
risburg. Now, if state funds are forthcom-
ing, which we expect they will be, we
should finally see that project under way
The center, to be called the Capital Cen-
ter for Science, Education, and the Arts,
came out of the cultural planning process
that Metro Arts helped to spearhead from
1988 through 1990, Warden said.
Some people might slow down once a
long-held dream is realized, but not War-
den. Her home in Lower Paxton Town-
ship — a rambling house she and her
second husband bought in 1986 so there
would be room for her five children and
(now) seven grandchildren to visit for
the holidays — is on the market.
Warden recently decided to give up
life in the mid-state for life in New York
City, where she plans to explore ques-
tions she has often thought about but for
which she has never had time.
"I am interested in ways to bring to-
gether the arts community and the faith
community," she said. "How can we cre-
atively bridge these gaps that need to be
filled, and how can we put the power of
A new career path is opening up for Mini
Warden ( •57).
the arts together with the power that comes
from the spiritual dimension of life?
"How can we make the tools for the
arts more a part of the experience of the
faith community?" Warden asks. "There
is a tremendous, rich history of arts and
religion together, but what does that mean
in the 2 1st century? What does it mean in
terms of multicultural, multimedia, inter-
active arts? What do the tools of the arts
have to say to the contemporary and fu-
ture church? If we don't look at some of
this, we will lose a lot of avenues for
reaching younger people," Warden said.
"The church is not a dying institution,
but it is an aging one, unless we take
seriously the means of communications
that reach younger people," she added.
While she knows the questions, she is
not sure where the answers will lead her.
"It's like hacking a path through the for-
est to find out what's in there," she said.
If the path is anything like others she's
hacked over the years, what is inside is an
enriched and enriching cultural life for
those around her.
Laura Chandler Hitter is a Lebanon-based
freelance writer who contributes regu-
larly to The Valley.
Help a student
steer to a career
Alumni and parents in over 100 fields are
being asked to volunteer as career advi-
sors for students, announced Dick Lon-
don ('65) chairman of the Career Planning
Committee of the Alumni Council. This
new Career Connection is a joint project
of the Alumni Association and the Par-
Alumni and parents of current students
will receive information on the "Career
Connection" this summer, along with
London's letter. He is asking them to vol-
unteer to serve as career advisors — by
telephone or in person if they ' re nearby —
or to provide internships for LVC stu-
dents. When students return to campus
this fall, they will be able to use the com-
puters in the career resource room to look
up names and addresses of the alumni
professionals working in the students' area
Career Connection volunteers may
specify the numbers of contacts, hours of
day they prefer to be called and the type
of inquiries they are willing to handle
London is the president of Actex Pub-
lications in Winsted, Connecticut, a pro-
ducer of actuarial science study materials.
He describes the Career Connection as "a
way that alumni can give back to LVC in
appreciation of the benefit that we have
derived from our experience there. This
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requires very little time or money, and
could be very beneficial to our students."
For more information on the Career
Connection, or to volunteer your services
as a career counselor, write to Dick Lon-
don, Actex, 140 Willow St., P.O. Box
974, Winsted, CT 06098. His telephone
is (203) 379-5470. Or call the Alumni
Programs Office toll-free at 1-800-
at Alumni Weekend
■ Dr. Mae Fauth ('33) of Indianhead,
Maryland, was named the 1994 Distin-
guished Alumna at the Annual Awards
Luncheon held April 30 during Alumni
Weekend. The Distinguished Alumnus/a
Award is presented annually by the
Alumni Association to recognize out-
standing service to one's profession, the
college and the community.
Fauth earned her B.S. in chemistry at
LVC in 1933, and later on earned a
master's degree at Columbia in 1946 and
a Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State Uni-
versity in 1955. She is a research scientist
at the Naval Ordnance Station in
Indianhead, where she has been employed
for 40 years. A highly regarded expert on
environmental problems, critical materi-
als and rocket propellants, Fauth has pub-
lished numerous articles and also has
taught chemistry at Penn State and Charles
County Community College. An accom-
plished world traveler, she has visited over
During the awards ceremony. Alumni
Citations were presented to four other
■ Donald Kreider ('53), of Norwich, Ver-
mont, is professor of mathematics at
Dartmouth College and president of the
Mathematical Association of America. He
earned his B.S. in mathematics at LVC,
and in 1958 received his Ph.D. from Mas-
sachusetts Institute of Technology. The
co-author of three books, he has written
numerous articles for professional journals.
■ Kristine Kreider Lynes ('63) earned
her B.S. in elementary education at LVC,
and in 1975 an M.S. in advanced educa-
tion from Wagner College. She resides in
Durham, New Hampshire, where she is a
teacher at Oyster River Elementary
School. The recipient of the President's
Award for Excellence in Mathematics
Education in 1992, a prestigious national
honor, Christine conducts teaching work-
shops and has written about computer use
in the classroom for Instructor magazine.
■ Dr. Si Pham ('79) earned a B.S. in
chemistry at LVC, and in 1983 received
his M.D. from the University of Pitts-
burgh. He is an assistant professor of sur-
gery and the director of the adult cardiac
transplant service at the University of
Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The au-
thor of numerous papers and abstracts,
the cardiothoracic surgeon was one of the
team of surgeons who last year performed
the heart-liver transplant operation for
Pennsylvania Governor Robert P. Casey.
■ Tibor Sipos ('64) holds a B.S. in chem-
istry from LVC and a Ph.D. from Lehigh
University (1968). In 1990, after working
for Johnson & Johnson for 23 years in
pharmaceutical research and development,
Sipos formed his own company. Diges-
tive Care, Inc. He is also an adjunct pro-
fessor of chemistry at Lehigh and an
adjunct professor of medicine at the Uni-
versity of Medicine and Dentistry of New
Jersey. Sipos and his wife, Elizabeth,
reside in Lebanon, New Jersey.
■ The Carmean Award in Admissions
was presented to Rita Castiglia
Mackrides ('55) in recognition of her
outstanding efforts in assisting the admis-
sions office in recruitment of new stu-
dents. Mackrides, who has a B.S. in
elementary education from LVC, and an
M.S. in pupil personnel from Bucknell
University, has been a guidance counse-
lor in the Susquehanna School District
for 20 years. A 1989 recipient of the LVC
Miles Rigor Society Award, she is a resi-
dent of Harrisburg. Her husband. Bob
Mackrides ('54), and daughter, Karen
Mackrides ('87), are also LVC graduates.
John A. Schoch, Jr. ('72), of Mechanics-
ville, Pennsyvania, was elected president
of the Lebanon Valley College Alumni
Association during the annual meeting
held April 30. Other alumni elected to
office were Kristen R. Angstadt ('74),
first vice president, David S. Todoroff
('80), second vice president, and George
M. Reider, Jr. ('63), secretary.
The following were elected members at
large of the Alumni Council: Richard E.
Denison, Jr. ('81) and Helen F.
Heidelbaugh ('90). Rachel E. Kline ('83)
was appointed to fulfill an unexpired term.
The following at large members were
re-elected: Jennifer Bowen-Frantz ('81),
Michael B. Buterbaugh ('80), Anthony T.
Leach ('73) and Deana Metka Quay ('84).
Lloyd E. Beamesderfer ('39) was
elected president of the Senior Alumni
On February 15, 1994, the seventh day of
Tet, Luong Nguyen ('79) returned to Viet-
nam to join an education advisory com-
mittee formed to help the nation's Ministry
of Higher Education map out a new plan
for reforming the system.
"For three long days, I worked along
with 100 Vietnamese experts, scholars,
educators, deans and presidents of the
nation's top universities," Luong noted.
"There were 40 overseas Vietnamese pro-
fessors from many elite universities who
also came home to help."
Luong presented a paper advising the
government to "act now, quickly, to exit
from the old, obsolete Marxist-Leninist
school of thought and swing to a com-
plete free-market-oriented system."
He is product technical manager for
Rohm & Haas in Singapore. He and his
wife, Thi, are the parents of two sons.
Under the leadership of the Rev. William
S. Shillady ('78) the Mamaroneck United
Methodist Church in Mamaroneck, New
York, has embarked on a campaign to
raise $500,000 for its restoration. He was
appointed pastor in 1988, at a time the
church was experiencing financial diffi-
culties and a declining membership. Un-
der his ministry, the congregaUon became
active in issues like low-cost housing,
racial justice and environmental protec-
tion. Attendance increased, particularly
among the younger people, and gradually
has grown to about 400. The church also
has become financially stable.
The impetus for the restoration of the
1 34-year-old Victorian-style church came
from a near catastrophe. In September
1990, during a worship service, the one-
ton bell fell from the tower, narrowly
missing five people. Since then, the bell
has been rehung, and the congregation
has hired a preservation architect to su-
pervise the project. The church will be
painted its original colors of ivory with
maroon trim. In March, New York State
unveiled a roadside marker commemo-
rating the church's placement on the
National Register of Historic Places.
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William D. Bryson, a Lancaster County busi-
nessman and longtime community volunteer, died
May 8, 1994, at the age of 92. He was a former
Lebanon Valley trustee and received an honor-
ary doctorate of laws from LVC in 1968.
Bisliop John B. Warman, the former United
Methodist Church bishop of the Harrisburg area,
died on November 2. 1 993, at his home in Friend-
ship, MD. In 1974, he received an honorary D.D.
degree from LVC and was elected to the Board
of Trustees for a three-year term.
M. Ella Mutch Leister '17, May 12, 1993.
She was a teacher of secondary mathematics and
the widow of the Rev. J. Maurice Leister '15.
Sara Wengert Hollinger '18, November 5,
1993. She was a member of Memorial Methodist
Church in Cornwall, PA, where for many years
she served as organist and pianist. She is sur-
vived by her son, Richard W. Hollinger, and her
daughter, Eloise Hollinger Blanck '41.
Esther Hughes Kelchner '25, January 8,
1993. She was a retired English teacher at Palmyra
(PA) High School. She had served as editor of
the LVC Senior Alumni Newsletter. Surviving
are a son, J. Robert Kelchner of Montour Falls,
NY, and a daughter, Patricia Shearer Miller, of
Beatrice Slesser Shark '26, April 17, 1993.
Rev. G. Edgar Hertzler '30 was honored
for 60 years of ordained ministry by Twenty-
Ninth Street United Methodist Church in Harris-
burg on October 24, 1993. He was the church's
pastor from 1937 to 1962. He then served at St.
Paul's United Methodist Church in Elizabethtown
and later at the Otterbein Church in Harrisburg;
he retired from the active ministry in 1973. He
was a trustee of LVC from 1945 to 1970, and in
1954 the college awarded him an honorary D.D.
Olive Morrow Dougherty '30 is living with
her daughter and family in the Buffalo, NY, area.
Olive reports that hers is a real LVC family: five
of her brothers and sisters also attended LVC,
and two married LVC graduates. Olive, who was
active in the Philadelphia Area Chapter before
moving to Buffalo, is interested in knowing if
anyone would like to begin a Buffalo Chapter.
Henrietta Wagner Barnhart '32 reports that
an elementary school in Charles County (MD)
has been named for her late husband, C. Paul
Barnhart '30, who was the Charles County
superintendent of schools from 1955 to 1963.
Esther Smelser Duke '34 does volunteer
work, especially with young single mothers,
ex-drug addicts and ex-street people.
Russell L. Williams '34 retired in 1973 as
supervisor of special education for Delaware
County Intermediate Unit in Media, PA. His wife
is Alice Staley Williams '32.
Catherine Wagner Conrad '35 was the sub-
ject of a feature article in The Daily Mail.
Hagerstown, MD, on October 15, 1993. After
graduation from LVC, she taught 9th-grade his-
tory for 12 years at Woodland Way school in
Hagerstown. She married Dr. Robert Conrad, a
general practitioner, and took early retirement to
help him in his practice and to get involved in
various groups and organizations. After her hus-
band died 1 1 years ago, she became a volunteer
in the Washington County Schools' English for
Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program.
Helen Clark, who heads that program, is quoted
in the article as saying that the selfless participa-
tion of volunteers like Conrad is invaluable to a
program that has only a handful of paid staffers
to cover 25 schools and more than 170 students.
"She really is a wonderful lady," Clark said.
Bruce M. Metzger '35 in the fall of 1993
gave a lecture in St. Petersburg, Russia, to a
group of translators of the Bible. The Oxford
University Press published his book. The Oxford
Companion to the Bible, in 1993.
Jack R. Morris '37 attended the first LVC
Alumni Hostel in June 1993 with his wife,
Mildred. He published his book: Seventy-Nine
and Thinking: A Christian Looks at His Life and
Rev. Lester M. Kauffman '30, December
25, 1993. An ordained United Methodist minis-
ter, he served in three churches in Pennsylvania
and one in Maryland between 1934 and 1963. He
was a member of LVC Board of Trustees from
1954 to 1973. In 1954, the college awarded him
an honorary D.D. degree.
William J. Myers '30, March 14, 1992. He
is survived by his widow, Luella Heilman Myers
John W. Snyder '30, July 4, 1993.
Dr. Michael Taranto '30, January 3 1 , 1 994.
He graduated from Georgetown University
School of Medicine in 1934 and was an orthope-
dic surgeon in Elizabeth, NJ.
Norman Vanderwall '30, February 10, 1994.
He was married to Miriam L. Muth Vanderwall
'29. He was a professor emeritus at Harrisburg
Area Community College, where he was a former
chairman of the Division of Communications
and Arts and an interim dean of academic affairs
from 1978- 1979. He also taught English compo-
sition and literature at the former Hershey Junior
Joseph E. Wood '31 on January 15, 1994.
He served public schools in New Jersey for 38
years as a teacher and as an administrator — six
years in Trenton and 32 in Montclair. He
received a master's degree from Columbia Uni-
versity, .served in China with the Navy during
Worid War II and retired in 1966 as a lieutenant
commander in the Reserves.
Dr. Donald E. Shay '37, January 6. 1994.
Dr. Shay retired in 1981 from the University of
Maryland Dental School as a professor of micro-
biology. He had been associated with the Uni-
versity of Maryland at Baltimore (UMAB) in a
teaching capacity for 36 years, and had chaired
the Department of Microbiology and was assis-
tant dean of the Biological Sciences of the Den-
tal School. Upon his retirement, he established a
fund to enable graduate students to travel to pro-
fessional conferences and present their research
papers. In other post-retirement endeavors. Dr.
Shay devoted his efforts to establishing a
national center for the HLstory of Microbiology
at UMAB. This center was under the auspices of
the American Society of Microbiologists, the pro-
fessional society for which he served as national
secretary for seven years. He retired from this
second career following the dedication of the
center in 1991. He is survived by his wife, the
former Sara Frances Ferrell, and a daughter, Mary
Louisa Rutledge, of Salisbury, MD. His son. Air
Force Maj. Donald E. Shay, Jr., was declared
Missing in Action in Southeast Asia in 1970.
Duey E. Unger '37. He had retired from the
U.S. Postal Service.
Mary M. Strickler '39, December 20, 1993.
She had retired after teaching for 45 years in
Heidelberg Township (PA) and Lebanon (PA)
John V. Moller '40 entered the Manchester
(VT) Fall Foliage Run, a I OK course, in the fall
of 1993. His time of 1:00:21 was good enough to
give him national ranking in his age category by
the U. S. Track and Field Association.
Raymond C. Hess '41 and his wife, Eleanor,
celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on
May 22, 1993. They toured England and Scot-
land, including the Isle of lona, in July 1993.
Rev. Richard R. Rodes '41 is editor and
publisher of The Sunshine Quarterly, a newslet-
ter spon,sored by The Unitarian Universalist Con-
gregation of Columbia (MD) Owen Brown
Interfaith Center. The newsletter, printed in both
English and Russian, promotes sharing ideas
among its 400 Russian and America subscribers.
Richard J. Hoerner '44 of Pittsford, NY
makes cherry and oak furniture for friends and
Samuel E. Stein '44 retired from dentistry in
1988 and resides in Harrisburg.
Sam Rutherford '48 retired in April 1993
after 35 years as technical director of Purosil
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Inc., an aerospace elastomers fabricator in
Monrovia. CA. After a three-month tour that
took him to New England and eastern Canada, in
February 1994 he started a new career in income
William D. Ferguson '49 was a visiting pro-
fessor of law at the University of the
Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa,
and taught at the University of Capetown and the
University of Port Elizabeth during the summer
Ruth Hershey Geesey '40, December I,
Mary E. Homan Kurtz '41, February 12,
Rev. Franklin E. Patschlce, Sr. '43, Novem-
ber 1 4. 1 993. He served at Trinity Lutheran Church
in Ephrata, PA, and Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Sarah Ann Curry '44, December 6, 1993.
She was retired from teaching at the Milton
Hershey School in Hershey, PA, and had also
taught in Hummelstown schools and at the former
Felton Elementary School in Steelton.
Joseph G. Dickerson '50 is a retired teacher
who plays saxophone and clarinet with the 17-
piece "Big Band" in Vestal, NY.
Ruth Anne Brown Zimmerman '51 is a
full-time medical technologist at the Veterans
Administration Medical Center, Clinical Labs,
in Denver. She is a member of the Colorado
Symphony Chorus and is a church soloist.
Joe Shemeta '52 retired as a building supply
"rep" for Reynolds Co. He is now a part-time
sales representative for Swatara Village Retire-
ment Community in Pine Grove, PA.
William D. Gorgone '54 is head of the
department of law and is the township attorney
for Saddle Brook in Bergen County, NJ.
Prowell M. Seitzinger '54 retired in 1984
from teaching at the Lower Dauphin School Dis-
trict in Harrisburg. He now is a bank courier for
P.N.C. Bank in Camp Hill.
Julia A. Ulrich Spangler '54 retired from
the Reading (PA) School District, after teaching
music for 28 years.
Ross W. Fasick '55 retired on December 31,
1993, as senior vice-president of DuPont Co.,
Wilmington, DE. He is a trustee of LVC and chair
of the college's strategic planning committee.
Dr. John B. Allwein '56 is an oral surgeon
for the Bay Pines (FL) Veterans Administration
Dr. William C. Workinger '57 was awarded
the New Jersey Music Educators Association
Distinguished Service Award in March. He is
director of music for Millburn (NJ) schools and a
board member of the North Jersey School Music
Rev. William J. Cowfer '58 is associate for
financial resources for Barium Springs (NC)
Home for Children. He and his wife, Virginia,
have three children: David. Jonathan and
Sally Ann Miller '58 married James W.
Checket '59 on October 7, 1993. Sally retired
from the Lebanon (PA) School district after 29
years and is teaching private voice students at
Susan Oaks Leonard '59 retired in Septem-
ber 1991 from the Spring Grove (PA) Area School
District after 30 years of teaching elementary
music and 3rd grade.
Mary Elizabeth Funck Gingrich '52,
December 6, 1993. During her career, Mary had
taught at LVC, was an accompanist for Fred
Waring, worked at Cagnoli Music Co. in Hershey
(PA) and played the organ at Gravel Hill United
Methodist Church in Palmyra. Just prior to her
death, she was the organist at Christ United Church
of Christ in Annvilie. She is survived by two
sons, Robert H. Gingrich, Jr. of Mount Gretna,
PA, and James F. Gingrich of Okeene, OK.
Joan E. Killian '56, January 4, 1994. She
had retired as a school psychologist from the
Central Dauphin School District in Harrisburg,
and had taught French and English in the
Annville-Cleona School District.
Philip D. Bronson '60 was named to Who's
Who Among American Teachers. He has been a
mathematics teacher for 34 years and is teaching
at North Salem High School in New York.
Jacqueline Simes Rossi '60 retired from the
Kings Park (NY) School District after 31 years
as a vocal and instrumental music teacher.
Kenneth C. Hays '61 is the chairman of the
Department of Fine and Performing Arts at the
Cumberland Valley School District in
Mechanicsburg, PA. He is president of District
7, Pennsylvania Music Educators Association.
Barbara Wogisch Fragasso '62 teaches
physics at Central Regional High School in
Warren H. Hoffman '62 has a daughter,
Amanda Hoffman, who is a freshman at LVC.
Delores A. Mounsey '62 is associate dean of
the College of Allied Health Sciences at Howard
University in Washington, D.C.
Ronald J. Poorman '63 is the director of the
Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble at Southern
Regional High School in Linwood, NJ,
Robert R. Swope '63 is senior vice presi-
dent of Bank One in Youngstown, OH.
Thomas W. Weik '64 is president of Weik
Investment .services. Inc. in Wyomissing, PA.
He and his wife. Donna Ditzler Weik '72, have
two sons: Warren and Kenneth.
H. William Alsted '65 is a manufacturer's
representative for Atlantic Process Systems, sup-
plying equipment, systems and services to the
process industries including chemical, food, plas-
tics and pharmaceutical firms.
George J. Hollich '65 is the humanities co-
ordinator and director of summer opportunities
at the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, PA.
Karen Mellinger Poorman '65 is a broker/
salesperson for Fox and Lazo Real Estate in
Linda M. Gronka Anderson '66 is a self-
employed landscape designer. She and her hus-
band. Mel, have two daughters: Kimberly and
Dr. Robert E. Enck '67 is an oncologist
with Medical Oncology and Palliative Care and
also medical director of Mercy Hospital's re-
gional cancer center in Davenport, lA. His new
book. The Medical Care of Terminally III
Patients, published by Johns Hopkins University
Press, is a scientific resource for physicians and
other health care professionals. It covers the
physical symptoms of terminally ill patients, pain
management and caring for patients in their final
days of life. The theories and techniques apply to
diseases such as cancer, dementia, motor neuron
disease and AIDS.
Walter L. Smith '67 has been certified by
the USGTA as a teaching golf professional.
Gregory P. Hoover '68 is vice president,
technical services, for Organon, Inc. in West
Orange, NJ, a pharmaceutical company special-
izing in the manufacture of skeletal muscle
relaxants and fertility/contraception products. His
responsibilities include all quality operations,
process validation, process engineering and build-
Valerie Yeager Hutchinson '68 received an
M.A. degree in teaching in May 1993 from the
University 6f South Carolina. She has been mar-
ried for 25 years to Dr. Bert Hutchinson, a spe-
cialist in ob.stelrics and gynecology.
Kermit R. Leitner '68 was named principal
of the Susquehanna Township (PA) Middle School
on July 1, 1993. Kermit received his master's
degree from Temple University and his adminis-
trative credentials from Lehigh University.
Carl R. Sabold, Jr. '68 is president and CEO
of the YMCA of Reading and Berks County (PA).
Carl also serves as president of the Berks County
Transitional Housing Corporation and the Berks
County Transitional Housing Partners, Ltd.
Dr. Robert G. Jennings '69 and his wife,
Carol Rutt Jennings '72, have moved to
Edmond, OK. Robert is a dentist with the Air
Force at Tinker Air Force Base. They have two
children: Eric and Amy.
Patricia A. Pingel '69 is coordinator of the
Coastal Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Pro-
gram for the Pennsylvania Department of Envi-
ronmental Resources Coastal Programs Division
Joan M. Schmehl '69 is senior services co-
ordinator at The ARC of Lehigh and Northampton
Counties, Inc. in AUentown, PA. She works with
mentally retarded senior citizens, holds retire-
ment training classes and a,ssists individuals with
joining in activities in .senior centers, neighbor-
hood centers and their communities,
Ronald G. Yarger '69 is a research chemist
for Nabisco Foods Group in East Hanover, NJ,
Karl F. Schwalm '65, November 17, 1993.
He was the owner of Down Under Distributors in
Marianne Lombardi Harjehausen '68,
February 24, 1994. Marianne had been hospital-
ized since an automobile accident on August 12,
1988. She died in the Hospice in West Palm
Beach, FL, due to complications from her inju-
ries. She is survived by her husband. Navy Lt.
Cmdr. Lawrence (Larry) O. Harjehausen (Ret.)
and her daughter, Hope Marie Harjehausen.
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William H. Allen '70 serves on the North
Penn School Board in Montgomery County, PA.
Dorothy Ann Bassett Lewis '70 teaches pre-
schoolers and kindergartners at Piaget School in
Conshohocken, PA. She has two sons: Benjamin
Sally Suter Lownsbcry '70 is a school psy-
chologist for Intermediate Unit Numberl3, serv-
ing the Lancaster-Lebanon School Districts.
Dr. David E. Myers '70 is professor/depart-
ment head of the Music Education Division at
Georgia State University in Atlanta. He will
present a paper, "Learning as Wisdom: Music
Education and Changing Roles of Older Adults
in Families and Communities," at the 1 994 World
Conference of the International Society for
Music Education in Tampa, FL.
Kathleen Wilke Edwards '71 is a science
teacher at the Hebrew Day School in Montgom-
ery County, PA.
Sgt. Kevin E. Garner '71 joined the 80th
Division Reserve Band in Richmond, VA, in
November 1992. Kevin married Deborah Lee
Cocheron December 18, 1993.
John Halbleib '71 is a partner in the Chi-
cago-based law firm of Chapman and Cutler. At
Northwestern University, he earned his master's
degree in management in 1977 and his law
degree in 1982. John resides in Lemont, IL, with
his wife, Jeanne, and their four children.
P. Theodore Lyter '71 is a chemist for the
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental
Resources in Harrisburg.
Dr. Nancie Hummel Park '71 is the owner
of Leisure Consultants and an instructor of lei-
sure studies at the University of Maryland Col-
Dr. Jane Snyder '71 is a psychologist in
private practice. She and her husband, Timothy
Gutowski, have two daughters.
Richard B. Thompson '71 and his wife,
Linda Witmer Thompson '73, and their four
children — Melanie, Derrick, Crystal and
Valerie — were selected Maryland's "Family of
the Year" by the state Parent/Teacher Associa-
tion (PTA) in November 1993. For 13 years, the
Thompsons have donated hundreds of hours each
year to the schools of their four children. Linda
volunteers in school libraries, works as a substi-
tute teacher and organizes annual teacher appre-
ciation banquets. Richard, a Federal Aviation
Administration employee, is a county PTA rep-
resentative who helps in the classrooms when
he's not working. Both help with Scouts, lead a
children's choir at their Methodist church and
actively participate in the area's sports and rec-
Dr. Bruce V. Williams '71 is office man-
ager/organist for the Michigan Ecumenical
Forum in Lansing, and is organist at Pilgrim
United Church of Christ in Lansing.
David Boltz '72 is a teacher and band direc-
tor at a middle school in the Fairfax County
(VA) Public Schools. He received his M.M. in
Applied Trumpet from the Catholic University
in 1975. After 20 years, he retired from the U.S.
Air Force Band in Washington, DC.
James C. Brandt, Jr. '72 is senior product
quality analyst for Certainteed Corp. in Blue Bell,
PA. He received an M.B.A. with a concentration
in statistics from Temple University in August
1993. He and his wife, Joan, have two children:
Matthew and Lauren.
Rev. Gary R. Evans '72 is staff pastor at
First Assembly of God Church in Brookfield, CT.
William M. "Bill" Jones '72, a veteran of
Desert Storm, retired from the Marine Corps on
April 1, 1992, with the rank of lieutenant colo-
nel. He is an assistant aviation education special-
ist (flight instructor) at the University of Illinois
in Champaign, IL.
William C. Quairoli '72 is senior account
agent for Allstate Insurance Co. in Palmyra, PA.
Lydia M. Kauffman Schnetzka '72 is coor-
dinator of special education programs and ser-
vices for the South Eastern School District in
Fawn Grove, PA. She serves as president of the
South Eastern Education Association and was
inducted into the Delta Kappa Gamma Society in
Philip D. Rowland '73 is minister of music
at Central Presbyterian Church in St. Louis. He
reports that his choir sang a Christmas program
with the St. Louis Symphony Brass at the St.
Louis Cathedral. His women's chorale sang on
classical station KFUO-FM on a program called
"At the Garden Live," broadcast from the Mis-
souri Botanical Garden. Recently Phil performed
an organ concert with percussionist John Kasica
of the St. Louis Symphony.
Caret Spiese '73 was one of the directors of
"One Sleepless Night Too Many" for the Theater
of the Seventh Sister in Lancaster, PA. Caret is
the former Margaret W. Whorl.
June Lohmann Durham '74 heads the kin-
dergarten program at Emanuel Lutheran School
in Palchogue, NY.
Laura Sazama Festo '74 makes personal-
ized children's books in her home in
Mamaroneck, NY, under the name Laura's
Create-A-Book. She and her husband, Michael,
have a son, Michael John Festo, Jr., 4.
Lucinda Burger Knauer '74 is a middle
school music teacher and chorus director for the
Reading (PA) School District.
Helen Cummings McQuay '74 is supervi-
sor of microbiology/immunology at Shore Health
Labs in Easton, MD, a subsidiary of Memorial
Dr. Melanie A. Wilson '74 is a clinical psy-
chologist at the Bryn Mawr (PA) Hospital Youth
and Family Center.
Dixie Drybread Erdman '75 and her hus-
band, David, welcomed their first child, Seth, on
September 29, 1993.
Robert E. Johns, Jr. '75 is the general man-
ager for The Center for Executive Education at
Babson College in Babson Park, MA.
Dr. Charles R. Knipe '75 and his wife, Janet
Schweizerhof Knipe '79, welcomed a son,
Alexander Ryan, on October 16, 1993.
Howard P. Scott '75 teaches at Catholic
High School in Baltimore and performs regu-
larly with the Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
Lonna Suavely Thompson '75 is an attor-
ney in the General Counsel's Office of the Asso-
ciation of America's Public Television Stations.
Rev. Peter Cebulka '76 was ordained a
Roman Catholic priest in May 1993 for the Dio-
Calling graduates of
Education program. . .
The Alumni Office is planning a
reunion of continuing ed alumni. This
will be an evening of good food and
beverages with time to reminisce and
swap stories with others who earned
their degrees the non-traditional way. If
you would like more information on the
proposed continuing education reunion,
please return the form below to:
Diane Wenger '92,
Director of Alumni Programs
Lebanon Valley College
101 College Avenue,
Annville, PA 17003
Check below if you would like to help
plan programming for continuing ed
□ I would like to help.
Q I am unable to help at this time, but
would like more information.
cese of Metuchen (NJ). Peter is serving as asso-
ciate pastor of St. Bartholomew Church in East
Edward Howell '76 is secretary/treasurer of
S.H. Quint Co., Inc. in Philadelphia. He and his
wife, Diane, have five children ranging in age
from 4 months to 1 1 years.
Terri Folkenroth Konzen '76 is an instructor
in piano at Grove City College in Grove City. PA.
Rev. R. William Sudeck, Jr. '76 and his wife.
Pamela Jean Miller Sudeck '76, are on a one-
year furlough in the United States. They will re-
turn to France in July 1994 to resume the
missionary/pastor work that they began in 1984.
They have three children: Ja.son, Jennifer and Julie.
Howard K. Butcher '77 is a Ph.D. candidate
and an assistant professor in the School of Nurs-
ing of Pacific Lutheran University inTacoma.WA.
Wayne A. Hawes '77 recently formed
Battista Hawes Design, a graphic arts design
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company. He and his wife, Wendy Sost Hawes
'76, have two sons and live in Dartmouth, MA.
Sheila Roche '77 was married on October
16, 1993, to Capt. Charles T. Cooper; formerly,
he taught foreign languages at LVC. They were
married by Rev. S. Ronald Parks '78.
Jean Hobson Traver '77 is senior business
analyst for Shared Medical Systems, a health
care information systems vendor in Malvern, PA,
where she has been employed for 10 years. Her
son. Matt, is 6.
James P. Veglia '77 teaches music in the
Hazelton Area (PA) School District.
Dennis Weidman '77 received his master of
taxation degree from Villanova University in
Linda Staples Alvis '78 was appointed pas-
tor of the Central United Methodist Church in
Richmond, VA, in July 1993. She remains very
active in the youth ministry and is a member of
the Conference Disaster Response Network. Linda
and her husband, Gary, have two daughters: Jaime,
12, and Kelly, 10. Gary is pastor of Park United
Methodist Church, also in Richmond.
Debra Anderson '78 of Lemoyne, PA, is a
private music teacher and a free-lance musician.
Jeffrey A. Bomberger '78 has been admit-
ted as a partner in the law firm of Squire, Sanders
and Dempsey in the Cleveland office. He is in
the firm's public sector law practice.
Huan H. Do '78 is senior consultant for Adia
Information Technologies in Houston. Huan and
his wife, Anh, have four children: Belinda, Kim,
Steven and Timothy.
Amy Eveler '78 married Kevon Snyder on
December 13, 1991. They live in Westchester, PA.
Joseph E. Graff, Jr. '78 recently completed
a Ph. D. in forest science at Oregon State Univer-
sity in Corvallis.
Kathleen Lazo '78 married Adel M. Talaat
on February 11, 1993. She received an M.L.A.
from the Johns Hopkins University and is a
cooperative education teacher-coordinator at
Franklin High School in Reisterstown, MD.
John C. Moeckel '78 is an engineer with
Public Service Electric and Gas Co. in Newark.
He and his wife, Margaret, have four children:
Juliette, Joseph, Theresa and Andrew.
Jeffrey L. Rezin '78 is director of corporate
environmental affairs for the O'SuUivan Corpo-
ration in Winchester, VA. He and his wife,
Sharon, have two sons: Lucas and Zachary.
Elizabeth Sanders '78 is president of the
San Joaquin County (CA) Music Educators and
the band director at Lodi Unified School District
in Stockton. She plays the clarinet with the Stock-
Dr. William S. Shillady '78 received his
doctor of ministry degree from Drew Theologi-
cal School in 1993. He is pastor of the
Mamaroneck (NY) United Methodist Church.
Evan T. Shourds '78 is a black lung claims
examiner for the U.S. Department of Labor in
John.stown, PA. He is the assistant boys' soccer
coach at Conemaugh Township Junior High in
Davidsville. Evan and his wife, Cathy, have a
Dr. John S. Snoke '78 and his wife, Debra,
announced the birth of a son, Jordan John, on
December 17, 1993.
Marty Stabley '78 is a senior marketing
research analyst with the Grocery Products Divi-
sion of Hershey Foods Corp. He and his wife
have a son and a daughter.
Janette Y. Taylor '78 is in the Ph.D. pro-
gram in nursing at the University of Washington
Lorna H. Heltebridle Veglia '78 teaches in
the Hazelton Area (PA) School District. She and
her husband, James, live in Hazelton with their
Rev. Esther Kittle Ziegler '78 received the
Woman of the Year Award from the Lebanon
(PA) Business and Professional Women in
November 1993. She has been director of chap-
laincy services at the Good Samaritan Hospital
in Lebanon since 1991. She also serves as secre-
tary/treasurer of the Pennsylvania Society of
Chaplains. She and her husband live in Palmyra
and have a son, Matthew.
Truman T. Brooks III '79 earned a certifi-
cate in marital and family therapy from the Mar-
riage Council of Philadelphia in July 1993.
Cynthia Shaw Graff '79 teaches Spanish
and Shakespeare at Philomath (OR) High School.
She recently had an article, "A Conversation
with Gifted Kids," published in Oregon English
Steven G. Jones '79 is a Lutheran minister
serving as a chaplain at the Southeast Pennsylva-
nia Veterans Center in Spring City, and is certi-
fied as a fellow in the College of Chaplains. He
recently taught a course, on the assassination of
President John F. Kennedy, at Harrisburg Area
Community College's Lancaster campus.
Sharon Green Lawton '79 and her husband.
Rich, welcomed their second daughter, Kimberly
Anne, on August 14, 1993. Sharon is president
of the board of directors of the Rolling Hills
Giri Scout Council, which serves over 6,000
girls in the central New Jersey area. In a note,
she remarked, "You can imagine how proud I
was when the first piece of national G.S.
information I received included praise for
two colleges that offered scholarships for Girl
Scouts who receive the Gold Award. One was
LVC. Another interesting coincidence was
that one of my official presidential tasks was
to present the Gold Award to a young woman
who is now a freshman acturarial science major
David E. McDowell '79 is the minister of
music and youth pastor at Stewartstown (PA)
United Methodist Church.
John S. Palmer '79 is associate parish musi-
cian at Calvary Episcopal Church in Memphis,
Dr. Si Pham '79 and his wife, Marie-Chris-
tine, announced the birth of a son, Benjamin
Nicholas, on December 24, 1993.
Rev. Carrie Wardell Stine '79 received a
master of divinity degree from Gordan-Conwell
Theological Seminary in 1983. She and her hus-
band, Herbert, welcomed a third child, John
Michael Francis, on November 22, 1993.
Juel (Jay) H. Mosley, Jr. '79, August 1 1 ,
1993. He was a teacher for the Aiken County
(SC) School District. He was also an announcer
for the Augusta Pirates and USC Aiken baseball
teams. He is survived by his widow. Donna E.
John Champlin '80 is vice president of client
services for Corporate Systems in Amarillo, TX.
Dr. Dana S. Felty '80 and his wife, Joyce E.
Felty, announced the birth of their second son,
Justin Michael, on January 6, 1994.
Michael Garnicr '80 is practicing law in
Falls Church, VA, focusing on personal injury
and product liability litigation. He volunteers as
regional coordinator of the national Youth Crisis
Hotline. He and his wife, Linda, have two sons:
Ryan and Matthew.
Bong Van Nguyen '80 received his master's
degree in computer science from California State
University in Fullerton.
Richard W. Burke, Jr. '81 is a senior vice
president of The Philadelphia National Bank.
Richard directs the development and delivery of
domestic cash management products and ser-
vices to the corporate and correspondent bank
marketplace. He joined PNB in 1981.
Pamela Shadel Fischer '81 is vice president
of Public Relations and Safety for the AAA New
Jersey Automobile Club in Florham Park.
Richard E. Harper '81 has been recognized
as Associate of the Year at the Central Pennsyl-
vania Agency of Prudential Preferred Financial
Services. Rich has been an estate planning spe-
cialist there since 1988.
Michell R. Hawbaker '81 and his wife,
Janice, welcomed a son, Michael Blair, in May
1992. They also have a daughter, Elisabeth.
David H. Killick '81 is vice president and
treasurer at Conrad M. Siegel, Inc. in Harrisburg.
He joined the firm in 1981 and has chaired its
finance committee since 1991.
Steven Robert Miller, Esq., '81 is a law
librarian at Northwestern University School of
Law in Chicago.
Elizabeth Knowles Sliwa '81 and her hus-
band, Joseph E. Sliwa, welcomed a daughter,
Kathryn Maud, on July 27, 1993.
Eva Greenawalt Bering '82 is vice presi-
dent of patient care at the Providence (PA) Health
Anna Marie Starr Finley '82 and her hus-
band, Joe, welcomed a daughter. Sheila Chris-
tine, on August 8, 1993.
Dr. Robert Hogan '82 joined Beebe Medi-
cal Center in Lewes, DE, as a hematologist/
oncologist in August 1993.
Scott A. Mailen '82 and his wife, Karen
Tulaney Mailen '82, welcomed a daughter,
Abigail Anne, on November 24, 1993.
Timothy J. Smith '82 is senior product
developer for Relay Technology Inc. in Vienna,
VA. He and his wife, Sara M. Wardell Smith
'85, have two children: Daniel and Christopher.
Timothy J. Wolfe '82 is executive director
of student development/dean of students at Val-
ley Forge Christian College in Phoenixville, PA.
He and his wife. Donna, have a son, Nathan, 4.
David Beppler '83 is head teller at the
National Bank of Boyertown (PA).
Stephen J. Kipp '83 received his master's
degree in middle school education from Georgia
Southern University in Statesboro in December
Tina Liek Rockwell '83 is a Christian edu-
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cator for the Simpson-Temple United Parish in
Susan Newman Summers '83 is assistant
vice president, systems development, for Merid-
ian Bank Corp. in Wyomissing, PA.
Debra Decker Ward '83 welcomed her first
child, a daughter, Jestine Pheanna, on September
Gregory A. Weaber '83 is marketing man-
ager for the Pasta Group, Hershey Foods, in
Michele DePrefontaine Witmyer '83 is a
French/English teacher at Warwick High School
in Lititz, PA. She has two children: Brandon and
Dawn S. Adams '84 married Daniel G.
Harkenrider on August 21, 1993. They reside in
Clinton Corners, NY. Dawn teaches at Millbrook
Junior/Senior High School and coaches the girls'
varsity volleyball and basketball teams.
Sue B. Butler Angelo '84 and her husband,
Joe, welcomed their third child, Maria, in Octo-
Jan Smith Beppler '84 is a staff nurse on
weekends in the intensive care unit at Good
Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon, PA. She and her
husband, David Beppler '83, have two children:
Jenna Hope and Wesley Glen.
Carol Jordan Fleming '84 received her MA.
degree in religion from Asbury Theological Semi-
nary in 1986. She and her husband, Terry, wel-
comed their second daughter, Robin Jordan
Fleming, on November 16, 1993.
Robin L. Hammel '84 is a graduate assistant
at the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical
School, Department of Neuroscience and Cell
Biology, in Piscataway, NJ. She has a predoctoral
fellowship from the American Heart
Association's New Jersey affiliate.
Virginia A. Lotz Kenning '84 is market
research manager for Kraft General Foods in
White Plains, NY. She received her M.B.A. from
Sacred Heart University in 1992.
Laura Augustyn Kipp '84 is the lead teacher
for a new pre-kindergarten program in a public
school on St. Simons Island, GA. She and her
husband, Stephen J. Kipp '83, have two sons:
Daniel and James.
Lisa Meyer Price '84 is a librarian at the
Mount Laurel (NJ) Library.
Amy Barefoot Stenvall '84 and her hus-
band, Jon, welcomed a daughter, Kelsey Marie,
on June 9, 1993. They have a son, Gunnar, 2.
Amy is a partner in a computer consulting firm
based in Seattle.
Patricia Housenecht Tracy '84 is a church
secretary at St. Matthew's E. C. Church in
Emmaus, PA. She and her husband, Mark, have
three children: Valerie, Benjamin and Megan.
David Twamley '84 is sales manager for
Southern Container Corp. in Hauppauge, NY.
Dave and his wife, Teresa, have two children:
Kelly and David.
Lucy Wicks '84 recently returned from
China, where she presented continuing educa-
tion courses to nurses at Zhejiang Medical Uni-
versity in Hangzhou and Shanghai Second
Medical University. She is president and owner
of Wicks Educational Associates Inc. in Camp
Hill, PA. Lucy specializes in enterostomal
therapy, which focuses on patients with drainage
wounds, incontinence, skin breakdowns and other
special and complicated problems.
Lori Marie Yanci '84 is a pre-nursery teacher
at Brookside School in Sea Girt, NJ. She volun-
teers in recreation therapy at Children's Special-
ized Hospital in Toms River.
Heather Walter Buffington '85 and her hus-
band, David F. Bufrmgton '82, announced the
birth of a son, Benjamin David, on August 1 1,
1993. Their son, Nicholas Walter, was bom on
May 10, 1990. Heather received a master of
music educarion from West Chester University
in May 1993.
Mary Seitz Mamet '85 received her M.Ed,
degree in secondary school counseling from
Shippensburg University in December 1992.
Jeanne Page '85 was married on February
22, 1992, to Charles Wiedenmann, who is a
branch manager for BankAmerica. Jeanne works
for Salem City Schools (NJ) as an English teacher.
Marlene Turner Sloat '85 and her husband,
Edward, welcomed a son, Bryan, in late October
Jennifer Deardorff Atkinson '86 and her
husband, Chad, announced the birth of a daugh-
ter, Mackenzie Demaree, on November 30, 1993.
She joins a sister, Kaitlin, 1 1/2.
Rachel Clarke Besancon '86 is an R.N. at
Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City, NC.
Steven T. Lenker '86 is senior systems ana-
lyst for the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assis-
tance Agency in Harrisburg. He and his wife,
Jolene, have two children: Faith and Zachary.
Jean Zimmerman Scott '86 is a physical
therapist for the Kessler Insritute for Rehabilita-
tion in West Orange, NJ.
Victoria E. Secreto '86 was married to David
Shreiner on September 18, 1993. Both she and
Dave are employed by Silicon Graphics, Inc. in
Silver Spring, MD.
Lisa D. Mercado Silvia '86 is a sales con-
sultant for Scholastic Book Fairs. She married
Jack Silvia in 1990. They live in Brick, NJ.
John M. Woods '86 will be a first-year stu-
dent in September at the Lutheran Theological
Seminary in Gettysburg, PA.
Susan M. Maruska Bartal '87 and her hus-
band, Robert, welcomed a son, Nicholas Ber-
nard, on June 7, 1993.
Stanley A. Benkovic '87 is pursuing a Ph.D.
in molecular biology at the University of South
Florida in Tampa. Stanley received his M.S. in
anatomy in 1989 from the Pennsylvania State
Gary D. Kunkel '87 is a member of the
technical staff at Bell Laboratories in Middle-
Rhea Lippe '87 is an R.N. at the Polyclinic
Medical Center in Harrisburg.
Steven F. Nevin '87 and Janine M.
McCloskey were married October 16, 1993, in
the Church of St. Mary in Schwenksville, PA.
Steven works as a chemist for Philadelphia Elec-
tric Co. in Philadelphia.
William P. Rhodes '87 and Stephanie Lynn
Uhl were married on October 9, 1993, in First
Baptist Church of Rochester (NY). He is a project
engineer at Xerox Engineering Systems in Roch-
Dr. Marguerite Salam '87 and her husband,
M. Anthony Kapolka III '87, welcomed a son,
Joseph James, on November 22, 1993. They live
in Annville, PA.
Linda L. Ulmer '87 is regional director —
hospital based skilled nursing facilities for
Diversified Health Services of Plymouth Meet-
ing (PA), a management consulting company.
LeRoy G. Whitehead, Jr. '87 and his wife,
Cheryl Stoltzfus Whitehead '88, announced the
birth of their daughter, Megan Theresa, on April
18, 1993. They reside in East Windsor, NJ.
Le Roy is the vocal music director at Mataw
Regional High School in Aberdeen and is com-
pleting work for his master's degree in educa-
Catherine M. Waltermyer Boyanowskl '88
and her husband, Mark, welcomed the birth of
their first child, a son, Benjamin James, on
February 15, 1994.
Samuel H. Brandt '88 is a science and health
teacher for the Lebanon (PA) Alternative Educa-
tion Program sponsored by Lancaster-Lebanon
Immediate Unit 13. He married Holly S. Brown
on December 26, 1993.
Shawn M. Fitzgerald '88 is a Ph.D. candi-
date in educational psychology at the University
of Toledo in Ohio.
Amy L. Hannah '88 married Jonathan Agree
on June 20, 1993.
Brian P. Luckenblll '88 and his wife, Nancy,
welcomed their first daughter, Kristin Lynn, on
October 14, 1993.
Urs Schwabe '88 is senior operations super-
visor for Roadway Logistics Systems, Inc. in
Olga Judith Semanchick '88 and Todd
Corey Blouch were married in late 1993. Olga is
a master's degree candidate at the Pennsylvania
State University campus in Harrisburg. She is
also a training and development consultant with
Pennsylvania Blue Shield in Camp Hill.
Martha Bordic '89 received a master's de-
gree from Shippensburg University. She is work-
ing at the U.S. Army Natick (MA) Research,
Development and Engineering Center, as a behav-
David K. Bush '89 received his master's
degree in student personnel in May 1993 from
Slippery Rock University. He is a residence
coordinator for Kutztown University.
Leslie Walter Daum '89 is a veterinary
assistant at Long Valley (NJ) Veterinary Clinic.
Rebecca C. Caspar '89 is director of devel-
opment at the Big Brother/Big Sister Associa-
tion of Philadelphia. She is working on an M.Ed,
degree in training, design and development at
the Great Valley Campus of the Pennsylvania
Rodney H. Gingrich '89 and Liza Anne
Montanaro were married on September 1 1, 1993,
in St. Joseph Church in York, PA. Rodney is
employed by Butler Naylor and Co., P.C.
Patrick M. Haley '89 in July 1993 became
the chief histotechnologist. Department of Ana-
tomic Pathology at the Milton S. Hershey Medi-
cal Center in Hershey, PA. He and his wife,
Theresa Marie, welcomed a son, Daniel, on March
Melissa Hauton Kreps '89 is a senior ser-
vice representative with Manpower, Inc. in Phila-
delphia. She received her M.A. in developmental
psychology from Temple University.
Barbara Lowle '89 is an instructor/coach at
the SUNY College at Cortland.
Kenneth Miller '89 received his M.Ed, in
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student personnel services in higher education
from the University of Pittsburgh in May 1993.
He is the volunteer coordinator of the Compeer
Program at the Aurora Club, a mental health
agency in Harrisburg.
Debra Spancake O'Connor '89 earned a
master's degree in elementary education from
Millersville University in December.
Patricia L. Pontari '89 is completing work
on her master's degree in counseling psychology
at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.
Chad Sayior '89 was recently promoted
to executive director of the Pennsylvania House
of Representatives Republican Campaign
Committee. He comments that he is "working
for a Republican majority in the State House
Kim Weisser Stockburger '89 is assistant
cashier and branch manager, and a corporate
officer for First National Bank and Trust of
Scott Barlup '90 is a district sales manager
for the Patriot News Company in Harrisburg.
Sharon L. Barr '90 and Francis J. Doclierty
'88 were married in Boulder, CO, on August 21,
1993. Sharon is the director of music and drama
at the Boulder Country Day School. Francis man-
ages Dawg Inc./Guatemalen Imports in Boulder.
Kevin B. Dempsey '90 is an addictions coun-
selor in Baltimore.
Peter J. Fowler '90 is sales manager for
Circuit City in Pompano Beach, FL.
Joann M. Giannettino '90 is a therapist for
Susquehanna Valley Community Counseling Ser-
vices in Lewisburg, PA, and a part-time coach at
Ixwisburg High School.
Ann M. Wentzel Ginder '90, of Myerstown,
PA, is teaching 2nd grade in the Cocalico School
Shawn M. Gingrich '90 was guest organist
for the second Musical Celebration of the 225th
Anniversary of Emmanuel United Church of
Christ, held on the Square at Abbottstown (PA)
in November 1993. He serves the church,
located in Hanover, as the minister of music, the
organist and the director of the adult, children's
and handbell choirs. He also maintains a private
studio for piano and organ students.
Jill M. Glassman '90 is case manager for
Senior Quarters in Cranford, NJ.
Rev. Michelle S. Grube '90 received her
master of divinity degree from Drew Theologi-
cal School. She is pastor of the Boothbay Harbor
Matthew S. Guenther '90, a German/
English teacher at Exeter Township School Dis-
trict in Reading, PA, completed requirements for
the Instructional 11 Certificate and was elected
the advisor for the school's news magazine and
Teresa Mary Kruger Heckert '90 is a gradu-
ate fellow in the Psychology Department at Bowl-
ing Green State University in Ohio.
Cynthia Jane Woods Kensingcr '90 and
her husband, Jed, welcomed their first child,
Sarah Jane, on December 30, 1993.
John C. Malloy '90 begins a four-year resi-
dency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Tufts
University in Boston in July.
Richard L. Miller '90 is product director at
Air and Water Technologies, Research Cottrell
Division in Somerville, NJ.
Stephen W. Trapnell '90 is a staff writer for
Lancaster (PA) Newspapers, Inc.
Lisa Biehl Weidemoyer '90 is an elemen-
tary teacher with the Brandywine Heights Area
School District in Topton, PA.
Barbara D. Arnold '91 and James Eric
Notter were married on September 4, 1 993, in St.
Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Lebanon, PA,
by the Rev. Dr. Richard Cassel '60. She is
employed by Allwein's Flooring in Annville.
Karen Beres '91 was guest performer for the
Pickwell Benefit Concert in Lutz Hall at LVC on
November?, 1993. In August 1993, she obtained
her master of music degree in piano performance
from Bowling Green State University.
CarIa L. Myers Coomer '91 has been pro-
moted to general ledger coordinator at the
Myerstown (PA) plant of Sterling Drug USA.
Amy Earhart '91 is a Ph.D. candidate at
Texas A & M University.
Laura Hager '91 has been named produc-
tion manager at Lieberman-Appalucci, an adver-
tising and public relations agency based in
Allentown, PA. A native of Lancaster, Laura
spent 24 years in the Advertising and Marketing
Service Department of Armstrong World Indus-
tries in Lancaster.
Chad L. McNaughton '91 is bank manager
trainee/assistant bank manager at Mellon Bank
in Shippensburg, PA.
Carol A. Swavely '91 is a 2nd grade teacher
in North Penn School District in Lansdale, PA.
She is enrolled in the master's in reading (reading
specialist) program at Gwynedd-Mercy College.
Kent A. Weidemoyer '91 is an assistant
branch manager for First Savings of Perkasie (PA).
Danielle Bowen '92 now works in the Divi-
sion of Taxation, Motor Fuels Section, in the
Office of Criminal Investigation for the state of
John C. Bowerman '92 is a customer ser-
vice representative for Pennsylvania Blue Cross
and Blue Shield in Camp Hill, PA.
Michelle Brailosford '92 is pursuing a
master's degree in clinical psychology at Loyola
College in Baltimore. She is working as a psy-
chiatric counselor on a child inpatient psychiat-
ric unit and also as a domestic violence client
Rebecca L. Dugan '92 is an employee of the
Boiling Springs (PA) Tavern.
Shana Godfrey '92 is in the master's pro-
gram in educational psychology at Valdosta (GA)
Karina V. Hoffman '92 is in her last year of
nursing school at York College of Pennsylvania,
working toward her second B.S.
James W. Riegel, Jr. '92 is a student at Penn-
sylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia.
He married Debra Waters on September 26, 1992.
Christopher D. Smith '92 is the warehouse
superintendent for the Department of Pubhc Wel-
fare/Blindness and Visual Services in Harrisburg.
Sarah M. Thompson '92 is assistant director
at Kindercare Day Care Center in Hershey, PA.
Kristi Zangari '92 is a first-year medical
student at the Philadelphia College of Osteo-
Amy M. Bonser '93 is a Ph.D. candidate in
root biology at the Pennsylvania State Univer-
sity in State College.
Lisa S. Burke '93 is employed by Millima
and Robertson in Washington, D.C., as an actu-
Scott M. Davis '93 is a correctional officer
at the U. S. Penitentiary in Allenwood, PA.
Laura Etzweiler '93 is employed by Leba-
non Valley Offset, Inc. in Annville.
Amy Noel Fulginiti '93 married Timothy
Dunigan on October 30, 1993, in St. Catherine
Laboure Parish in Harrisburg. Amy is an elemen-
tary school teacher in the Lower Dauphin School
Denise Gingrich '93 is a middle school
music teacher in Baltimore. Her granddaughter,
Jody Fisher, was born on September 7, 1993.
Christopher R. Graver '93 is manager of
the Tandy Corporation/Radio Shack store in
Deborah L. Gray '93 is a graduate student
at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Jennifer J. Hanshaw '93 and Sean Hackett
'93 were married in LVC's Miller Chapel on
December 18, 1993. Jennifer is an editor at
Chemical Education Resources. Sean is the band
director at Greencastle-Antrim (PA) High School.
They reside in Waynesboro.
Darin T. Heilman '93 and Jennifer D. Cole
were married in Milton Hershey School's
Founders Hall in Hershey, PA, on November 20,
1993. Darin leaches math and coaches football
and basketball for the Derry Township School
District in Hershey.
Stacy R. Hollenshead '93 is a student in the
master's degree program for employee/addictions
counseling at Villanova University.
Kelly Lawrence '93 is teaching chemistry
and physical science in Woodstown, NJ.
Lori A. Day Merkel '93 and her husband,
John, welcomed twins — Devon Alexa and John
Thomas — on September 11, 1993.
Tricia Mummert '93 is a caseworker for
Bell Socialization Services in York, PA.
James D. Renner '93 is a full-time student
at New York University. He works part-time for
Arthur Charles Cohen, Inc. as a real estate
Andrea Shaffer '93 is a social worker for
Lutheran Social Services — Eastern Region Child
Care Programs in Lebanon, PA.
Khristian Dane Snyder '93 is a student at
the Philadelphia College of Podiatric Medicine.
Jill Stanley '93 is a project scheduler for
Star Expansion in Mounlainville, NY.
Lisa Braccini M.B.A.'92 married Benjamin
Frank Barletta on October 23, 1993, in St.
Anthony's of Padua Church in Exeter, PA. Lisa
is a 1986 graduate of the Philadelphia College of
Pharmacy and Science. She is supervisor of Out-
patient Pharmacy Services at the Milton S.
Hershey Medical Center in Hershey and serves
as national vice president of the collegiate devel-
opment program for Kappa Epsilon Pharmaceu-
36 The Valley
Shining Moments from
an Elegant Evening
The light of their lives: Drs. Clark and Edna J. Carmean ('59), honorary co-chairs of
Lebanon Valley's Toward 2001 Campaign, were surprised with a birthday cake replica
of the college's new $6.2 million library. The cake was presented during the campaign 's
Lebanon County kickqff dinner on May 10. President John Synodinos congratulates the
couple, who celebrated their 90th birthdays in May.
/n a lush spring garden setting that
transformed the Lynch Gymna-
sium, 200 guests enjoyed a
candlelight dinner while being
serenaded by flutist Teresa Bow-
ers, adjunct instructor of music, and harp-
ist Phyllis Peters. The occasion was the
Lebanon County kickoff dinner for the
Toward 2001 Campaign.
The evening continued with a musical
medley by the LVC Jazz Band and an an-
nouncement by President John Synodinos
that construction on the new $6.2 million
library is scheduled to begin this Septem-
ber. The library project serves as the
cornerstone of the campaign. Darwin
and Libby Click, both members of the
Class of 1958, served as co-chairs of the
Lebanon County campaign.
Currently $13.3 million has been raised
toward the overall $21 million campaign
The Campus Family Campaign, a
phase that involved the entire campus
community from faculty and administra-
tors to support staff and maintenance
personnel, exceeded its goal of $250,000,
for a total of $310,000. Approximately
65 percent of the college family donated
to the project; their gifts will fund the
grand atrium in the new library.
The Authors & Artists Series continues
to present world class performers,
actors, dancers and musicians in sites all
around the Lebanon Valley campus.
• The Second Hand Dance Company performs in the
newly remodeled Leedy Theater on September 2 and 3.
• During Parents Weekend, Mobius, a piano trio, will
be on stage in the new Zimmerman Recital Hall, Sep-
• Coming up, too, are The Turtle Island String Quartet
(October 7), Kips Bay Ceili Band (October 22 during
Homecoming Weekend), Bela Fleck & the Flecktones
(October 27), and Beausoleil (November 2) in Miller
• The series returns to the Leedy Theater for a one-
man performance by actor Evan Handler in "Time on
Fire," a moving play dealing with leukemia and survival
(November 18 and 19).
And that's just the fall season. For a brochure
containing the complete listings, please call
Performances begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for
adults and $4 for children and students.
Turtle Island String
iiartet and Beausoleil
will entertain audiences
in Annville this fall as
part of the Authors &
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