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Pondering the Past and 
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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. 
Howard Applegate 
(history). Dr. Don 
Bryne (American 
studies), War- 
ren Thompson 
(philosophy), 
Dr. John Kearney 
(EngUsh), Dr. Gary 
Grieve-Carlson (En 
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 
the aspirations 
of modern 
women — in- 
cluding Michele 
Bottomley ('94)— 
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 
60 years. 

We believe that even non-baseball fans 
will find much to enjoy in this issue, and 
we thank all those who have made it 
possible. 

— Judy Pehrson 



Vol. 12, Number 1 



Departments 



Features 



21 NEWSMAKERS 

24 NEWS BRIEFS 

26 SPORTS 

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 



Shadow Memories 

A fan remembers the halcyon days of the national pastime. 
Dr. William J. McGill 



Editor: Judy Pehrson 

Writers: 

Glenn Woods ('51), Class Notes 

Dr. Philip Bilhngs 

Greg Bowers 

John B. Deamer, Jr. 

Nancy Fitzgerald 

Dr. Arthur Ford ('59) 

Dr. William J. McGill 

Jim Mcintosh 

Laura Chandler Ritter 

Steve Trapnell ('90) 

Diane Wenger ('92) 

Photographer: 
Dennis Crews 



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

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

On the Cover: 

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. 



Fielding 
a Cultural 
Icon 

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- 
phia. 

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 
through college." 

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 
sandlot heyday. 

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 
slumming it.) 

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 



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connection between tlie 
values expressed in baseball 

and American culture 
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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 
independence. 

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 
an era. 

"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 
become. 

"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 
Pennsylvania's. 

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 
humanities programs. 

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 
supporters. 

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 
grownups." 

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 
character." 

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 
sacred." 

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 
sports. 

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 
Hollywood costumes. 

• 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- 
zine, Spitball. 

• 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 



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right. What was the name of the midget 
who pinch hit for the St. Louis Browns?" 
someone asks. 

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," 
someone adds. 

"Eddie Gaedel," comes the answer 
finally. 

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 
post holes." 

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 
backyards. 



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 
of baseball. 

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" 
as baseball. 

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 
professional baseball? 

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 
sport." 

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 
infinitely. 

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" 
symposium. 

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 



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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 
solemn close: 

"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 
the time." 

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 
our lives. 

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 
outfield. 



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 
1919.) 

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 




Spring/Summer 1994 



Shadow 
Memories 

A fan replays those summer 
afternoons spent at a 
ballpark, in the days when 
you came for the game, not 
the carnival. 

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 
green shirts. 

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 
the basket. 

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 



1 




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 
infield. 

"What the hell are you doing?" Jesse 
barked. 

"Trying to protect my arm." 

"No way you can hurt your arm." 



Spring/Summer 1994 



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 
mascot. 

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 
Cubs fan. 

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 
at hand. 

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 



Going to 
Bat for 

Spitball 

A college VP, Bill McGiU 
has become an MVP for 
baseball's one and only 
literary magazine. 



By Greg Bowers 



L 




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 
magazine with. 

"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 
1,000. 

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 — 
including baseball." 

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 
escape?" 

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 



The Girls 
of Summer 

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 
freckle-faced seven-year-old 
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 college. 

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- 
lenge." 

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. 



WESTERN 
BLOOMER GIRL 

BASE BALL CLUB 




BLOOMER 
GIRLS 

vs. 
LOCAL CLUB 



NAUD NELSON 

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- 
ball.'" 

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 
in 1984. 

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 
Softball. 

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 
baseball itself." 



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 
95 percent. 

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- 
ball." 

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." 



Big-League Dreams 

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- 
selves." 

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 
longer." 



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 
from." 

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 
you're 21." 

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- 
cations. 



14 The Valley 



The Long 
Good-bye 

To his dismay, a baseball 
junky finds that for every- 
thing there is a season. 

By Dr. Arthur Ford ('59) 



A 



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 
outfield. 

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 
outfielders. 

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 
second. 

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 
of English. 



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? 

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 

2. ERRORS 

First inning. 

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. 

Too late. 

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. 

Coach waves. 

Kid waves, 

starts to walk toward the infield, crying. 

Coach calls time, 

trots out, 

kneels, 

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 

and asks, 

"Who's ahead?" 



Reprinted from Porches 2 by Dr. Philip Biiimgs, 
professor of English at Lebanon Valley College and 
chair of the department. 



16 



The Valley 



NEWSMAKERS 



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 
Alumnus Award. 

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 
Theological Seminary. 

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- 
mittee. 

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 
scholar. 

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. 

Welcome, newcomers 

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- 
sylvania. 

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 
behavioral analyst. 

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. 

Articles published 

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 
Resistance. 

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 
Angeles. 

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 
Germany. 

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 



Barbara Wirth 



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." 

National talks 

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 
Network. 

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- 
ercise Programs." 

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/ 
Visual Debate." 

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." 

Science educator 

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 
Washington, D.C. 

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. 

Professional meetings 

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 
Brown. 

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 
NAFTA. 

Honored for service 

The following individuals were recog- 
nized for their service to the college dur- 
ing an employee recognition banquet on 
April 28. 

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. 



Book 



reviewer 



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. 

Registrar elected 

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. 



Spring/Summer 1994 23 



NEWS BRIEFS 



Grants support science 

The National Science Foundation (NSF) 
has awarded Lebanon Valley two major 
grants — one of them the largest in the 
college's history. 

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 
Hershey School. 

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- 
tural integrity. 

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 
in Lebanon. 

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- 
dence halls. 

The structure should be ready for use 
by mid- January 1996. 



Summer spruce-up 

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- 
ter; 

• a facelift for the Mund College Center 
lobby; 

• a scene shop for the newly renovated 
Leedy Theater; 

• 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; 
and 

• new roofs on Hammond and Keister 
residence halls. 

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- 
ington Post. 

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- 
based awards. 

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 
May. 

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 



SPORTS 



By John B. Deamer, Jr. 

Director of Sports Information and 

Athletic Development 

Women's Basketball (11-13) 

First-year head coach Peg Kauffman 
guided the Lebanon Valley women to their 
first double-digit winning season since 
the mid-1980s. 

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 
Dutchwomen. 

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 
seasons. 

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 
Lynch Hall. 

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 
backstroke (:53.72). 

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 
5:04.83. 

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. 

Wrestling 

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 
tournament related. 

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 
weight class. 

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 
championships. 

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 
Leola, Pennsylvania. 

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- 
sylvania. 

Wrestling: Jason Watts, a senior 
elementary education major from Den- 
ver, Pennsylvania. 



26 



The Valley 



ALUMNI NEWS 



When a Diamond 
Was a Girl's 
Best Friend 

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) 
remembers. 

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 
game. 

"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 
accuracy." 

According to Mary's letters, McNelly 
was the favorite catcher of Lebanon Val- 
ley pitchers Harold White ('17) and Gus 
Zeigler('17). 

"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- 
phia Athletics. 

"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- 
grandchildren). 

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- 
ant smile." 

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- 
ships. 

"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 
Philo. 

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 
Corp. 

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 
business life." 

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- 
ately." 

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 
Alumni Association." 

"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 
the country." 

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 



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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 
organizations." 

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 
the country." 

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 
her well. 

"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 
before long." 

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- 
ents Council. 

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 
of interest. 

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 
from students. 

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 



Spring/Summer 1994 29 



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- 
ALUM-LVC. 

Awards presented 
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 
180 countries. 

During the awards ceremony. Alumni 
Citations were presented to four other 
alumni: 

■ 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. 

Association 
elects officers 

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. 

New members 
on Council 

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 
Association. 

Opening doors 
in Vietnam 

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. 

Alumnus heads 
church restoration 

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. 



30 The Valley 



CLASS NOTES 



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. 

Pre-1930s 

Deaths 

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 
Denver. 

Beatrice Slesser Shark '26, April 17, 1993. 

1930s 

News 

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 
Beliefs. 

Deaths 

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 
'33. 

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 
College. 

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) 
schools. 

1940s 

News 

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 
relatives. 

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 



Spring/Summer 1994 31 



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 
tax preparation. 

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 
of 1993. 

Deaths 

Ruth Hershey Geesey '40, December I, 
1993. 

Mary E. Homan Kurtz '41, February 12, 
1994. 

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 
in Lancaster. 

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. 

1950s 

News 

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 
Medical Center. 

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 
Association. 

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 
Stepanie. 

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 
LVC. 

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. 

Deaths 

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. 

1960s 

News 

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 
Bayville, NJ. 

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 
Linwood, NJ. 

Linda M. Gronka Anderson '66 is a self- 
employed landscape designer. She and her hus- 



band. Mel, have two daughters: Kimberly and 
Courtney. 

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- 
ings/facilities. 

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 
in Harrisburg. 

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, 

Deaths 

Karl F. Schwalm '65, November 17, 1993. 
He was the owner of Down Under Distributors in 
Fairbanks, AK. 

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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1970s 



News 

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 
and Timothy. 

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- 
lege Park. 

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- 
reation councils. 

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 
September 1992. 

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 
Hospital Easton. 

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. 
Operas. 

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 

LVC's Continuing 

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 



Class Year: 
Address: 



Daytime phone: 



Check below if you would like to help 
plan programming for continuing ed 
alumni: 

□ 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 
Brunswick. 

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 



Spring/Summer 1994 33 



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 
August 1993. 

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- 
ton Symphony. 

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 
son, Zachary. 

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 
in Seattle. 

Lorna H. Heltebridle Veglia '78 teaches in 
the Hazelton Area (PA) School District. She and 
her husband, James, live in Hazelton with their 
daughter, Laura. 

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 
Journal. 

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 
at LVC." 

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, 
TN. 

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. 

Deaths 

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. 
Mosley. 



1980s 



News 

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 
System. 

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 
1993. 

Tina Liek Rockwell '83 is a Christian edu- 



34 The Valley 



cator for the Simpson-Temple United Parish in 
Altoona, PA. 

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 
26, 1993. 

Gregory A. Weaber '83 is marketing man- 
ager for the Pasta Group, Hershey Foods, in 
Hershey, PA. 

Michele DePrefontaine Witmyer '83 is a 
French/English teacher at Warwick High School 
in Lititz, PA. She has two children: Brandon and 
Kyrstyn. 

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- 
ber 1993. 

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 
1993. 

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 
University. 

Gary D. Kunkel '87 is a member of the 
technical staff at Bell Laboratories in Middle- 
town, NJ. 

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- 
ester. 

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- 
tional administration. 

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 
Avenel, NJ. 

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- 
ioral scientist. 

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 
State University. 

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 
18, 1992. 

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 
in 1994." 

Kim Weisser Stockburger '89 is assistant 
cashier and branch manager, and a corporate 
officer for First National Bank and Trust of 
Newtown (PA). 

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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 
District. 

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 
(NJ) Circuit. 

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 
yearbook. 

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 
New Jersey. 

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 
advocate. 

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) 
Slate College. 

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- 



pathic Medicine. 

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- 
arial student. 

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 
District. 

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 
Hummelslown, PA. 

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 
appraiser. 

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. 

Graduate Degrees 

News 

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- 
tical Fraternity. 



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 
goal. 

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. 



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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- 
tember 24. 

• 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 
Chapel. 

• 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 
(717) 867-6036. 

Performances begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for 
adults and $4 for children and students. 



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in Annville this fall as 
part of the Authors & 
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