I want to congratulate the staff of The
Valley for the wonderful article, "Songs
of Grief and Friendship" (Winter 1995).
This is one of the most interesting articles
that you have ever published.
It was inspiring to read of Gary Miller' s
(Class of '68) achievements as founder
and musical director of the New York
City Gay Men's Chorus. Above all, I was
astonished that a graduate of Lebanon
Valley performs annually with the great-
est voices in the music world and in
Thank you for making us all aware of
Gary Miller's important contributions to
the arts. He should be applauded not only
for his musical achievements, but for
being a prominent ambassador for Leba-
non Valley College.
Interesting articles like this are an
example of the continuing high caliber of
Stephen Scanniello '78
Can't support tliose "ideals"
This is not a "hate" letter or a conser-
vative "backlash," but it is a personal
preference. When I attended LVC, it was
with the understanding that it was a
Christian-based school. The values ex-
pressed in the article "Songs of Grief and
Friendship" are ANTI-Scriptural, and I
cannot support them.
Please remove me from your mailing
list, and send me no more Valley issues
or other mailings. I am not interested in
supporting these "ideals."
Susan E. (Heister) Harwell '74
I am writing to comment upon the beauti-
fully written portrait of Gary Miller in
"Songs of Grief and Friendship." As an
LVC alumnus, I always appreciate learn-
ing about a fellow student's road to suc-
cess and joy. I'm hoping that readers were
able to value Gary as a human being who
clearly has attained professional and
humanitarian achievement rather than to
get caught up in the fact that he is gay.
Furthermore, I applaud Lebanon
Valley for daring to produce this article
in the first place. I'm sure you must have
presumed that some criticism may come
Sylvia D. Mayer '76
Camp Hill, Pa.
Perhaps I am in the minority, but I found
the article "Songs of Grief and Friend-
ship" offensive. I was not aware that Leba-
non Valley has become a proponent of
the gay and lesbian tradition. I must tell
you that this activity has no place in my
heart, mind and soul! I notice that 60
members [of the New York City Gay
Men's Chorus] have succumbed to
AIDS — and I predict that the rest of them
are well on their way, as this activity is
NOT the will of God!
I was in the class of '44 and my
college days were cut short because I
"volunteered" in the U.S. Air Force, not
"protested" as the gays did. I am shocked
Edward E. Stansfield '44
Regarding "War is Hell — Is It Moral?"
by Laura Chandler Ritter (Winter 1995),
if we want to find peaceful solutions to
problems that our nation faces, one an-
swer is to initiate peace education courses
as part of the college curriculum. I am
sure Rev. Darrell Woomer [college chap-
lain] would welcome an opportunity to
The factors often missing in miUtaris-
tic solutions are knowledge and truth. To
ask the military to find the path to peace
can be compared to asking the jack-ham-
mer operator to use his tool as a dental
David B. Kruger '63
A great job
You are doing a great job with The Valley
— every issue gets better.
Jud Stauffer '82
Red Lion, Pa.
Vol. 13, Number 1
Lebanon Valley College Magazine Spring/Summer 1995 J
17 NEWS BRIEFS
24 ALUMNI NEWS
29 CLASS NOTES
Editor: Judy Pehrson
John B. Deamer, Jr.
Nancy Kettering-Frye '80
Stephen Trapnell '90
Diane Wenger '94
Glenn Woods '51, Class Notes
Send comments or address changes to:
Office of College Relations
Lebanon Valley College
101 North 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 coopera-
tion with the Johns Hopkins University
Alumni Magazine Consortium. Editor: Donna
Shoemaker; Designer: Royce Faddis; Produc-
tion: Jes Porro.
On the Cover:
An artist infused with the Taoist beUef that
clouds symbolize the vital breath of nature, Sung
Wen-chih in his work, "Clouds over the Yellow
Mountains" (1979) also recollects the landscape
artists of the 17th-century Ch'ing Dynasty. His
painting was part of the Chu-Griffis Art Collec-
tion on display in the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gal-
lery during the "China 2000" symposium. Lesher
Mack Sales and Service sponsored the exhibit.
Window on the Middle Kingdom
A colorful portrait of Chinese art, politics, music, martial arts
and daily life — and predictions for its future — emerged during the
"China 2000" symposium this spring.
By Judy Pehrson
Sorting out the Chinese Conundmm
In the People 's Republic, the economy may be booming,
but there are major weaknesses ahead, warns Dr. Andrew Nathan
of Columbia University.
By Judy Pehrson
Lessons from Confucius 2,500 Years Later
Wherever she went in China, Temple University's Janet Roberts
became known as the "teacher who had visited the home of Confucious.
By Nancy Fitzgerald
A Slice of Life in Annville
From munching pizza to cheering on the Dutchmen, Nanjing' s
Wu Yingen relishes his yearlong stay as a visiting professor.
By Nancy Fitzgerald
He Puts a Spin on Teaching History
The classroom of John Boag '80 is an unheated wheelwright's shop
in Colonial Williamsburg.
By Jody Rathgeb
A Man of Many Hats
At the Rocky Mountain Hat Company, John Morris '59 and his son craft
cowboy hats and other custom chapeaus.
By Seth J. Wenger '94
"We were very much impressed by the foresight, teaching
philosophy and management of your college.. . .1 call
Lebanon Valley College a beautiful bridge between
China and the United States."
— Xia Zhaolong, director of Xinhua News Agency in New York
2 The Valley
Window on the
At "China 2000," a semester-long
colloquium, the college and
the community took a close look at the
intricacies of Chinese politics,
the discipline of Tai Chi and
a legendary culture.
By Judy Pehrson
China had always been sort
of an abstract concept to
Kelli Sorg '95. She recog-
nized its importance but
had never had much of an
opportunity to learn about it. "I knew
where it was on the map, and that it was a
poor country with huge numbers of
people, but that was about it," she says.
Her view deepened considerably after the
recent semester-long spring humanities
colloquium, titled "China 2000: The Next
Century." The colloquium delved into
Chinese politics, economics, education,
art, music, film, martial arts — and even
" 'China 2000' really opened my eyes,
and now I almost feel as though I've been
there," Sorg says. "It was a powerful
experience. We were immersed in Chi-
nese culture. There were documentaries
on China on the campus cable channel,
displays in the college center, a Chinese
film series and art exhibit, outstanding
lectures, a martial arts demonstration, a
concert by a traditional Chinese ensemble,
a 10-course Chinese banquet in Philadel-
phia — it just went on and on."
All of the events, Sorg says, "provided
a colorful portrait of China's people and
history and helped me to understand
China's growing importance in the world.
I especially enjoyed the films on China
because they allowed me to look into the
faces of a culture very different from ours.
You could actually see real people in-
stead of just looking in a book and seeing
numbers and facts."
Sophomore Nate Hillegas and freshman
Beth Paul explore the map of China
displayed in the Mund College Center.
(Below) The logo for the colloquium
incorporates the character for the
As a result of the colloquium and also a
class this spring on "Contemporary China,"
Sorg is thinking of changing career direc-
tions. "I'm considering going on for my
graduate degree in foreign relations, and
China is an area I would like to concentrate
on. This semester was a great introduction."
Junior Jonathan Smith's horizons were
also broadened by the colloquium. "I was
one of two students who did a series of
six Chinese language lessons on video for
the campus cable channel," he explains.
"Dr. Wu Yingen (see story page 10) taught
us simple, everyday phrases, and it was a
lot of fun. I knew nothing about Chinese
before, but now I think I would like to
learn the language, and I would definitely
like to visit China. The colloquium made
me look at things in a whole new way."
Sorg's and Smith's reactions are not
unique. The colloquium was enthusiasti-
cally received by faculty, students and
the community, according to Dr. John
Kearney, professor of English who
attended many of the events. The sympo-
sium "was invaluable on campus for all
the variety of things it brought in," he
states. "I used it in two different courses,
and students were able to bring together
politics, economics, film, art, etc. in their
study. I just read a paper from one of the
courses, and it was a model of interdisci-
plinary learning — possible only because
of the colloquium.
" 'China 2000' obviously had a strong
impact on the community as well —
Around 1918, artist Li K'n-ch 'an eked out
a living pulling a rickshaw while studying
Chinese traditional painting. "Mynah
Bird on a Palm Tree, " painted the year
before his death in 1983, shows his bold,
precise brushstrokes and sense of humor.
The work was part of the Chu-Grijfis Art
Collection, displayed in connection with
"China 2000. "
During their two-day stay, the eminent Chinese visitors toured the campus.
attracting many people from outside the
college to all the events I went to,"
Chinese officialdom was also intrigued
by the colloquium. Two diplomats from
the Chinese Consulate in New York,
Wang Renliang and Chen Jianguo, both
cultural section consuls, spent two days
on campus meeting with students, faculty
and key administrators. Joining them were
"We were surprised that such
a small college could mount
such a large and excellent
series of events on China. . .
Vve never heard of such
a comprehensive program
being undertaken b^ any
— Xia Zhaolong
Xia Zhaolong, director of Xinhua News
Agency in New York, and Han Bowen,
his wife and colleague. The Chinese del-
egation was on hand for the keynote
speech by Dr. Andrew Nathan, director
of Columbia University's East Asian
Institute, (see page 7) and for a panel
discussion the following evening in which
Wang participated. The two consular
officers also visited the Brossman Busi-
ness Center in Ephrata to view video-
conferencing technology, a preliminary
step to setting up a videoconferencing
link between Lebanon Valley and Nanjing
The Chinese came away with praise
for both the colloquium and the college.
"We were very much impressed by the
foresight, teaching philosophy and man-
agement of your college. We were sur-
prised that such a small college could
mount such a large and excellent series of
events on China," Xia stated. "I've never
heard of such a comprehensive program
being undertaken by any other school. My
interviews and conversations with Leba-
non Valley students indicated that they
had learned a lot about our country. I call
Lebanon Valley College a beautiful bridge
between China and the United States."
The colloquium was a massive under-
taking, says Dr. James Scott, director of
general education, who played a key role
in putting "China 2000" together. "I think
it's the biggest thing we've ever done at
the college," he states. "It's interesting.
A panel discussion examined China 's role
in the 21st century.
"China 2000" attracted many people from
Spring/Summer 1995 5
Nathan Spivey, director of the Oriental Health Serx'ice, demonstrated Tai Chi, a series of
moves to harmonize exercise, meditation and self-discipline.
because we started out with fairly modest
intentions, and enthusiasm was so great
that the whole thing developed a momen-
tum of its own. We just kept adding events
that portrayed different aspects of China."
A world-class art exhibit was also part
of "China 2000." The Suzanne H. Arnold
Art Gallery featured 21 works from the
respected Chu-Griffis Art Collection.
Included were the renowned paintings
"Shrimp" and "Lotus," by Chia Pai-shi
(Above) An exchange of gifts and (center)
a 10-course banquet added to the spirit of
international good will.
"How many times does an
American — especially in
this county — get to sit down
with Chinese musicians
and talk with them?
The dinner conversation
was fascinating, and
I thoroughly enjoyed
— ^James Erdman,
associate professor of music
(1863-1957), known as the "Picasso of
China" for his innovative and powerful
brush work, and "Buffalo Shepherd" by
Li Ke-jan, one of China's leading con-
Dinners and luncheons before many
of the events gave students and faculty
access to a variety of China experts. "It
was really something to sit down with
Andy Nathan, for example," says Dr.
Eugene Brown, professor of political sci-
ence. "Nathan is one of America's fore-
most experts on China, and I, along with
a number of other people, had the oppor-
tunity to talk with him in an informal
setting. That's a wonderful experience,
particularly for students."
James Erdman, associate professor of
music, got his first opportunity to hear
Chinese music and to meet Chinese musi-
cians. "It was a real learning experience,"
he says. "How many times does an Ameri-
can — especially in this county — get to sit
down with Chinese musicians and talk
with them? The dinner conversation was
fascinating, and I thoroughly enjoyed their
concert. It proved to me that music is a
The symposium also represented the
college's increasing emphasis on interna-
tionalism. Five years ago, 17 American
Fulbright Scholars had come to Lebanon
Valley to reflect on the student demon-
strations in the spring of 1989, when gov-
ernment troops fired on the two million
people gathered at Tiananmen Square in
Kelli Sorg hopes the college will do
more far-reaching colloquiums like
"China 2000." "They provide a good
chance to expand learning beyond the
classroom, which is beneficial to students,
faculty and the community," she says.
"Also, with a small college Hke Lebanon
Valley, there is a community atmosphere
and everybody can learn together."
Judy Pehrson, executive director of col-
lege relations and editor of The Valley,
was part of the committee that planned
and implemented "China 2000. "
In the next century's
world order, the place of the
People's Republic is far from
assured. While its economy
is booming, the country also
faces daunting problems,
says one of the nation's
foremost "China hands."
By Judy Pehrson
Understanding China is like
peeling an onion. There are
many layers and the out-
side is not a completely
accurate indicator of what
is hidden within, says Dr. Andrew Nathan.
"On the surface, China appears to be
extremely prosperous right now," explains
the professor of political science and
director of Columbia University's East
Asian Institute. Nathan spent two days at
the college during the "China 2000" sym-
posium. "The poverty-stricken peasant
China that we were familiar with from
different novels, movies and media im-
ages has given way to a huge middle-
class society in the coastal cities. If you
visit, you'll see people wearing nice cloth-
ing, eating at McDonald's and Kentucky
Fried Chicken and buying CD players
and other consumer goods."
Indeed, says Nathan, China's economy
is growing at the rate of 1 2 percent a year.
That gives rise to predictions in some
quarters that in the first decade of the 21st
century China will overtake Japan and
become the number two economic power
in the world in terms of gross GNP.
But when you peel down to the next
layer of the Chinese onion, he adds, you
find that the impressive surface economic
growth disguises some important weak-
nesses. For example, corruption is wide-
spread and urban inflation is running at 21
percent. And while part of the economy is
thriving, the public sector is languishing.
"One-third of state-owned enterprises
are in the red — and there are some 80,000
factories and other businesses owned by
Sorting out the
Columbia University's Dr. Andrew Nathan outlined five possible scenarios for the
world's most populous nation.
government," Nathan notes. "Plus many of
those in the black are not efficient — equip-
ment is old and broken down, there's a lot
of inventory in warehouses because the
products are outdated and no longer mar-
ketable, people are sitting around doing
very little and the firms are paying pen-
sions to large numbers of retired workers,
etc. Even those enterprises making money
are doing so because the government is
loaning them money and protecting them."
There is also a hidden layer of politi-
cal instability and the possibility of a pro-
tracted power struggle when Premier Deng
Xiaoping, who is very ill, dies.
"If you go to Beijing and talk to people
privately— whether to intellectuals or
ordinary people — they are all paying avid
attention to the dying emperor and what
will happen when he goes. The death of
the emperor always produces a power
struggle in any imperial court," Nathan
While Deng has anointed Jiang
Zeming, currently head of the Commu-
nist Party, to be his successor, there are
potential rivals, says Nathan, who visits
China at least once a year. One is Li
Peng, current prime minister and a stal-
wart of the conservative faction. These
senior leaders are suspicious of China's
increasing interaction with the outside
world and are firm supporters of the poli-
cies of former Chinese leader Mao
Spring/Summer 1995 7
Zedong. Li is the hardliner who called in
the troops to quell the student uprising in
Tiananmen Square in 1989.
A third possible candidate to assume
the mantle when Deng dies, states Nathan,
is Qiaoshi, head of the National People's
Congress (NCP) and a proponent of reform
to free up the Chinese economy even more.
While the Beijing elite debate who the
new emperor will be, what socialism is
and should be, how much of the economy
the state should own and other such
issues, out in the vast countryside, people
are keeping their heads down and making
money. "The folks in the provinces could
care less about the political debates,"
Nathan says. "They only care about get-
ting that local GNP up, or the local GNP
of their unit up — no matter how. Manag-
ers have been empowered, and factories
and assets that used to be controlled by
the state have been given over with the
proviso, 'You take it, you make it work.'
And they're getting into joint ventures
with people from Taiwan, Hong Kong
and other countries."
In a country with so many conflicting
and competing forces, almost anything
can happen, warns Nathan. He offered
five scenarios for China in the year 2000:
■ China will fly apart, much as the former
Soviet Union has done, with areas like
Tibet breaking away, offshore Taiwan
declaring independence and Guangdong
and Fujian — whose citizens have always
felt different from the people in Beijing —
going it on their own.
"This is unlikely," Nathan posited.
"Keeping the country together is so impor-
tant for its security that the military and
central government would never allow a
break-up to happen."
■ The civilian government will collapse
and the military will step in.
Also unlikely, according to Nathan,
because there are so many military groups
that it would be difficult for them to get
together and mount a coup.
peasant China that we
were familiar with from
different novels, movies
and media images has
given way to a huge
in the coastal cities."
— Dr. Andrew Nathan
■ Succession will work and Jiang Zeming
will replace Deng Xiaoping without
Nathan is skeptical of this scenario,
too. "There's a power struggle going on,
people don't agree on the direction of the
country and don't agree that Jiang Zeming
is competent to hold power. I believe
someone will come along and replace
■ A long process of democratic reform
will take place with the NPC taking power,
making changes and calling elections.
This could happen, says Nathan, but it
would be difficult because NPC delegates
are members of the Communist Party,
and the party controls their election. Also,
NPC meetings are tightly controlled with
very short agendas. "The only way this
scenario could become a reality is if the
man running the government decides to
use the NPC to carry out reform."
■ The whole system will fall apart and
there will be popular uprisings, strikes
and disorder in the streets.
The main factor mitigating against this
scenario, says Nathan, is that no one wants
it. "They're been through all that with the
Cultural Revolution, and now they would
really like to have the peace to go about
their business and make a living. I hope
that this wisdom at the individual level
will cumulate into wisdom at the collec-
tive level, although we know that often
that doesn't take place even in our own
There are powerful forces nudging
China toward "peaceful evolu-
tion" — particularly the economic
development that is bringing about mod-
ernization, prosperity, social pluralism and
the assertion of individual interest, Nathan
Whatever happens in China — and no
matter who comes to power — the country
faces a very threatening outside world,
and that could complicate its future. China
is ringed by a number of hostile nations,
and the United States has a military pres-
ence around its borders as well.
"China has 22 entities to worry about
and many have major armies — the top 1 1
or 12 armies in the world surround China.
It also has unresolved territorial disputes
with eight of those countries, and since
1949 it has had military conflicts with the
United States, South Korea, Russia, India
and Vietnam," Nathan points out. "There
are no buffer states, and China is hard to
defend — all of which adds up to a diffi-
cult security problem."
In order to keep itself safe, he adds,
China must hold the country together,
make sure no one dominates the region
around it and preserve an environment
that will fuel economic growth.
So how will it all end up? Will China
be a friend or foe to the United States —
and to world order — in the next century?
"It depends on how China integrates
itself into a world that is becoming more
and more interdependent," says Nathan.
"We in the United States cannot control
that outcome, but through trade and cul-
tural contacts we can have some influ-
ence over China's domestic evolution. We
can also influence the way China relates
to the world through the wisdom of our
own government's policy, since we are
still the most powerful single government
in the world.
"And since America's foreign policy
is heavily influenced by public opinion,"
he adds, "it is significant when citizens
inform themselves about another country
like China — and your humanities sympo-
sium is a wonderful example of that —
and be positioned to support a wise foreign
8 The Valley
Lessons from Confucius
2,500 Years Later
By Nancy Fitzgerald
professor of English at
Temple University, Janet
Roberts travels far and
wide lecturing for the
Philadelphia Museum of
Art and the Pennsylvania Humanities
Council. She has worked with the Pearl
S. Buck Foundation, co-authored text-
books, published her own poetry and
sponsored a child in Thailand.
Yet to her colleagues in China, where
she spent 1986-87 on a cultural exchange
program at Fudan University, all of those
accomplishments paled in the light of one
pilgrimage. Wherever she went, she was
introduced as "the teacher who had vis-
ited the home of Confucius."
At the university in Shanghai, Roberts
instructed the Chinese faculty in Ameri-
can poetry and methods of teaching
English. When she first arrived, she had a
week to spare, and the first thing she
wanted to do was to visit Qufu, the
ancient home of the great Chinese teacher,
and to climb the sacred mountain associ-
ated with Taoism and Confucianism.
It was very difficult to get there, she
found out. A series of trains, buses and
untold pairs of helping hands finally
brought her to her destination, where she
strolled in the gardens and visited his tomb
and the paviUon where he taught. That
night she and other guests dined together
in the Kong family home and slept in
their guest rooms. It was a fitting intro-
duction both to a nation that publicly dis-
avows Confucianism (it was banned in
the People's Republic) and to a people
who in private still weave his teachings
into the fabric of family life.
Confucianism, whose central principle
is human kindness, is a philosophy and a
guide to moral conduct rather than a reli-
gion. During the Cultural Revolution,
many of the tablets containing his teach-
ings were destroyed. But, says Roberts,
his wisdom was passed down informally,
from generation to generation.
At the "China 2000" colloquium, Rob-
erts narrated her slides on education in
contemporary China. "It is very clear that
Confucianism is not dead in China," she
affirmed. "Young students spoke to me
about things they had learned from their
Janet Roberts offered her observations on
parents and grandparents, and the temples
still stand." The Chinese emphasized serv-
ing the community rather than the indi-
vidual, she observed. Confucian piety was
evident in the honoring of family mem-
bers and ancestors, and the principles of
order and harmony could be found in the
elementary school classroom, where chaos
was very unlikely to break out. She found
that even a policy that Americans might
view as repressive — the central
government's one-child-per-couple law —
was accepted calmly, for the most part, as
contributing to the greater good of the
country. "The Chinese people are too
aware of the difficulties in their lives
because of overpopulation," she noted.
There were times, though, when she
found that Confucian ideals and Commu-
nist realities didn't seem to meet in peace-
ful co-existence — the typical Chinese
undergraduate was a case in point.
"American students for the most part are
more ambitious," Roberts says. "But the
Chinese student feels that much of his hfe
is regulated and plans are already made
for him. So there's less sense of self-
determination, which causes less atten-
tion to performance. And that definitely
does not augment the Confucian ideal of
education as a means of realizing your
In her slides, among the flashes of
craggy mountains, the smiling faces of
peasants and the architectural wonders,
was a recurring motif in poetry and paint-
ings: images of the plum blossom, the
bamboo shoot and the pine tree. Known
as the "three friends of winter," these
plants symbolize purity, resihence in the
face of adversity and incorruptibility.
"They are planted together," she observes,
"friends in association, each supplying
what the other lacks and living in order
In China, students of all ages expect order and harmony to rule in the classroom.
A Slice of Life
It was August of 1994, and Dr.
Eugene Brown was at the Amtrak
station in Lancaster, Pa., to meet
a visiting professor from abroad.
The visitor's arrival here was a big
event, and Brown wanted to mark the
occasion with a suitable welcome, but his
overloaded schedule put the nix on a big
shindig. So on the way back from the
station, the Lebanon Valley political sci-
ence professor picked up a pizza to bring
"There was this distinguished scholar,
on his first day in the United States, sit-
ting on the floor of my family room eat-
ing pizza with me and my wife," recalls
Brown. "I knew right then and there that
this was a fellow who would have no
trouble at all fitting into campus life."
Brown, it turns out, was right on tar-
get. Professor Wu Yingen, fresh from
Nanjing University in the People's Repub-
lic of China, has become an admired
teacher, a popular campus figure and the
most enthusiastic basketball fan in the
history of Lebanon Valley College, all in
the space of his eight months in Annville.
Wu's visit comes as an outgrowth of
Dr. Arthur Ford's year in China as a
Fulbright lecturer at Nanjing in 1988-89.
Ford, professor of English and dean of
international studies at Lebanon Valley,
helped to set up a teaching exchange pro-
gram between the college and Nanjing
University, considered the second most
prestigious university in China. Under the
agreement, during alternate years, each
school will send a professor to teach at
the other school. Wu is the first in a series
of Chinese professors who will make a
short-term home here in Annville; next
year, Brown will spend the academic year
teaching in Nanjing. "For a small institu-
tion like Lebanon Valley," says the po-
litical science professor, "this exchange
is quite a coup."
Professor Wu's duties include team-teach-
ing two courses — "Contemporary China"
with Brown, and an English course, "Con-
temporary Chinese Literature," with Ford.
By Nancy Fitzgerald
Nanjing's Professor Wu
Yingen quickly adapted to
American customs while
using a wok and a quick wit
to win over his new friends.
For Wu, teaching in an American college
has been, in many ways, a very different
"The students in China may work a
little harder than the ones here and be a
bit more focused about their studies," he
explains. "But here, teaching is more chal-
lenging for the professor. The students
are not afraid to ask questions in class,
something Chinese students would never
do. They would not want to embarrass a
teacher or put him in an awkward posi-
tion — if the question were a difficult one
and the teacher couldn't answer it, he
would lose face."
Chinese students, Wu explained, tend
to wait until after class to pursue ques-
tions and problems with their teachers —
the one-to-one situation takes the pressure
off the professor. Wu says he welcomes
this change in the educational climate.
"It's good that American students ask
questions. It challenges me, makes me
work harder. You have to be ready for
anything. Here, I think, 'I'm going to
give a lecture tonight; I hope the students
will ask a lot of questions.' That's very
different than the way it is in China — it's
a totally different culture."
Will his American experience affect
his approach to teaching when he returns
home to Nanjing? "Definitely," he replies.
"The students there want to ask ques-
tions, and if the professor encourages
them, I think they will."
For students in Wu's classes, learning
the Chinese perspective presents a rare
learning opportunity — and, sometimes,
prompts a lively classroom discussion.
Junior Ben Ruby, a political science major
who took the "Contemporary China"
course, has found the lively exchanges
enlightening. "The two instructors often
seem to have very different points of
view," he says. "We talk a lot about po-
litical repression, such as Tiananmen
Square. Professor Wu is from a different
culture and sometimes what we consider
wrong he may not. Sometimes he seems
very defensive of China. But our classes
are always interesting, and he's a great
guy. He learned ournames really quickly,
and he keeps in touch with us in and out
of the classroom. I just passed him on the
sidewalk and we stopped for a nice long
Wu's team-teaching with Ford sails
on the somewhat smoother waters of lit-
erature, avoiding the political questions
that are bound to be more controversial.
Together, Ford and Wu devised the sylla-
bus of their English course; it consists of
eight novels or works of collected fiction
written after 1949, the year the People's
Republic was established. They chose the
works thematically to deal with such
issues as life in the countryside, urban
development and the role of women.
"I think that Chinese culture is a misty
thing for most students," says Ford. "They
come to this course with only the vaguest
notions of what China is like. Here they
get a good, realistic dose of what life in
China is really about these days."
Though Ford and Wu are from oppo-
site sides of the globe, they're exactly the
same age and have lived through the
events that figure so prominently in the
literature they teach. Yet each teacher, of
course, has a unique perspective. "We
were both 12 years old in 1949," says
Ford, "and so we've both lived in the
same world from then until now. But this
is a rare opportunity for students to see
these events through Professor Wu's eyes.
When we read about the Cultural Revolu-
tion, for instance, or the opening of China
to the West in the late '70s, he's been able
to tell us what it was like to be there. He's
been an incredible, firsthand resource for
10 The Valley
Wu Yingen was bom in Suzo, a
city famous for its beautiful gar-
dens, about 100 kilometers west
of Shanghai. He attended sec-
ondary schools in Shanghai, and
in 1963 graduated from Nanjing
University and, later, taught in
the English department there. His
teaching career was interrupted
in 1 966, when the Cultural Revo-
lution shut down all Chinese universities
and kept them closed until 1972. Along
with fellow teachers and students, Wu
was sent to live on a farm. There, he
worked in the fields, cooked and even
learned to give haircuts. "We just went,"
Wu explains, "because we had to. There
was nothing you could do about it. But it
was a waste of our time. A week or two in
the countryside to get to know some peas-
ants would have been a good experience,
but a whole year — it kept us from doing
so many other things."
Wu returned to Nanjing University in
1972, teaching English and serving as the
director of the school's foreign affairs
office. In 1982 he traveled to the United
States to help set up the Johns Hopkins-
Nanjing University Center for Chinese
and American Studies; he returned to
Nanjing in 1985 to serve as the center's
co-director. The center enrolls about 100
students, half of them Chinese and the
other half American. "There is a lot of
interest in studying English in China,"
Wu explains. "It's considered the most
important foreign language, and many pri-
mary school students begin to learn it in
the 3rd grade — so by the time they get to
the university, they've already been study-
ing English for 10 years."
As China becomes more deeply in-
volved in the global marketplace, the study
of English has taken on increasing impor-
tance at Nanjing University as a way to
prepare students to serve their country
after graduation. "The central government
attaches great importance to students
preparing to serve what we call the four
modernizations — industry, agriculture.
Wu Yingen lias become a devoted fan of
the Dutchmen as he shares his insights
into Chinese culture.
national defense and science and tech-
nology. We hope that students will go on
to serve the interests of all the people.
So learning English is very important,"
As a university professor in China,
Wu says he enjoys complete academic
freedom, and as a citizen, more political
freedom than ever. "We can criticize our
leaders," he explains. "People are enjoy-
ing more freedoms, but political reform
is slow. We believe that economic reform
should come first — China is a big coun-
try, with a lot of people in poor living
conditions. We want to help people in
various areas to become better off and to
help others, helping to bring up the whole
community. It's different than the Ameri-
can system, which is very individualistic.
You have the very rich and the very poor.
We educate our young people that they
should serve all the people."
...and Back Home Again
Life may be a very different sort of busi-
ness in Annville than it is in Nanjing, but
for Wu, the transition — just as Brown
predicted early on — has been seamless.
Wu has collected a large and varied
assortment of friendships from among stu-
dents, faculty and community members,
and he's become famous for his home-
cooked Chinese dinners. Cooking was one
of those skills he acquired during
the Cultural Revolution. "Every
other week or so he invites stu-
dents over and cooks great
meals," says Angela Hamish, a
junior English and psychology
major. "He makes vegetable fried
rice and really good dumplings."
Of course, Professor Wu is
probably best known on campus
for being a loyal and devoted fol-
lower of the Dutchmen. "He's a
great basketball fan who's gone
to every game and knows every player,"
explains Brown. "He knows more about
the game than I do, and I used to play it in
One surprise awaiting Wu here was
the American approach to communica-
tion. "Americans are very straightfor-
ward," he explains. "If they want
something they say 'yes'; if they don't,
they just say 'no'. Chinese people won't
usually say that immediately. But I had
no difficulty adapting myself."
As Wu's year here draws to a close —
he heads back to Nanjing at the end of
June — his association with Lebanon Val-
ley will continue. The college is hoping to
be involved in a videoconferencing project
that will link Nanjing University with
Lebanon Valley College to share lectures
and conferences. "I've seen a demonstra-
tion of the technology," Wu explains, "and
it will be a wonderful, useful thing for us."
It will be with mixed feelings that Wu
Yingen returns to his homeland. What
will he miss the most when he's back in
Nanjing? 'The people," he responds, with-
out missing a beat. "Being here at Leba-
non Valley has been a much different
experience than being in Baltimore at
Johns Hopkins — I didn't have these feel-
ings there. I didn't have the chance to
meet a lot of different kinds of people.
But here the people are very friendly and
helpful — they take good care of me. When
I go back home, I'll miss them the most."
Nancy Fitzgerald is a Lebanon-based
freelance writer who contributes regu-
larly to national education and consumer
Spring/Summer 1995 11
He Puts a Spin on
In an unheated
wheelwright's shop in
John Boag '80 rounds out
his college-days fascination
By Jody Rathgeb
Photos by Tom Rathgeb
Simply put, John Boag '80
teaches history. His classroom,
however, has no books or
maps — or even desks and
chairs. He never gives tests or
grades papers. And his students can num-
ber in the thousands during a single day.
That's because Boag has put his
Lebanon Valley major in history to use
as a journeyman wheelwright at Colonial
Williamsburg, Va. He teaches visitors
about 18th-century life and craftsmanship
as he works with hand tools to transform
blocks of wood into spoked wheels for
carriages and carts.
While at Lebanon Valley, the history
major hoped eventually to get a position
with the National Park Service. During
summer vacations, he volunteered as an
interpreter at Colvin Run Union Mills, a
restored gristmill in Maryland, where
another interest — craftsmanship — was
aroused and where he began to see a
different way to teach about the past.
"This is kind of an alternative field
for people who are history majors," Boag
says, making a gesture that includes the
wheelwright's shop and all of Colonial
Williamsburg. "The approach here is a
total approach," he adds, explaining that
the details of his workplace, from tools
to lighting to his clothing, are as faithful
as possible to the experience of the
Boag's summer work at the gristmill
led him to a job managing it after gradua-
tion. He says he was happy there, but
contacts he had made through conferences
and networking made him cast an eye
John Boag '80 takes pride in making well-crafted wheels. Hefty wheels like this one
gave colonial wagons greater stability on rugged terrain. In fact, Palatine German
settlers in Lancaster County, Pa., in the 1750s were the first to build the large-wheeled
Conestoga wagons to haul their produce.
toward Williamsburg. When he gained a
chance to make a move to what he calls
"the best place in the country" for total
history, he became an apprentice in the
At the time, he relates, the type of
craft itself didn't matter to him. "I could
easily have gone into the cooper's shop,"
he says by way of example. "But as it
turns out, I have a capacity for the work
here. Not everyone does." After he served
a six-year apprenticeship, he became a
journeyman in the shop.
Even though Boag was only in his 20s
when he began working at the privately
run restored village, he was old by
18th-century standards. In colonial times,
boys began apprenticeships at age 14;
they developed a physical capacity for
the work as their bodies grew. Today,
says Boag, Williamsburg wheelwrights
find their work grueling as they try to
mold already developed bodies to the
daily physical demands. Throughout the
craft shops of the village, he says, "you
have an increasing number of people
going to chiropractors and sitting in whirl-
pools just to recover from their day."
Boag knows this firsthand, because
four years ago he developed a shoulder
problem from his work. Luckily, though.
12 The Valley
"We have the best kind of classroom here.
1 had always been interested in some sort of
outdoor /history -related job. "
his own historical research brought him
out of it. Studying how wheelwrights
worked in the 1700s led him to realize
that the way he and his fellow workers
were driving spokes into the wheel hub
was not only causing the problem, but
was inaccurate as well. A change in pro-
cedure added to historicity and improved
While Boag did not need a tremen-
dous amount of time to make his discov-
ery, he notes that research sabbaticals are
available to Williamsburg workers to help
ensure the authenticity of their teaching.
And despite the fact that the costumed
workers make wheels, serve meals, print
broadsides and give directions to the
restrooms, their main job is education.
"We have the best kind of classroom
here," he says, recalling that back in his
college days, few understood or supported
his ambitions. "I had always been inter-
ested in some sort of outdoor/history-
related job," he says. Dr. Elizabeth Geffen
(now professor emerita of history) at first
couldn't understand what he wanted to do
with his major, he recalls. "But when we
were having a discussion on technology,
I brought in some information from the
gristmill. Then she started realizing a his-
tory situation can be a teaching tool."
He adds, "I wasn't that good a student,
but I made the best spin of my college
The Valley's influence on Boag goes
far beyond the standard four years of
Leading the life of a 1700s craftsman
requires using hand tools . . .
learning authentic techniques.
, and always wearing one 's waistcoat.
Spring/Summer 1995 13
In Boag 's wheelwright shop in Colonial Williamsburg are period tools and parts of
wheels in progress, including hubs (on the right).
memories, he says. Boag and his sister,
Jean Boag Reese '76, and her husband,
Tim Reese '76, are the third generation in
their family to graduate from Lebanon
Valley (their grandfather is S.F.W.
Morrison '18 and their parents are Mar-
garet Bower ' 5 1 and Jack Boag '51).
Boag grew up hearing stories about
Lebanon Valley and looking at their year-
books. The assumption that he would
attend the school was strong, and Boag
didn't disappoint his family.
Unlike other family members, how-
ever, he did not meet his spouse at the
college. Boag's wife, Jennifer, graduated
from the College of William and Mary in
Williamsburg, where she now works
in development. They have two children,
Robert, 5 and Catherine, 3.
"It's been really difficult with a Wil-
liam and Mary grad," he mock-sighs,
describing an ongoing college rivalry at
home. The Valley's 1994 national cham-
pion men's basketball team, he comments,
really boosted his leverage in the "battle."
Would he consider making the Boag
family fourth-generation Flying Dutch-
men? "LVC's a great school. I'd love to
send my kids there," he says.
Living and working in Williamsburg
places people like John Boag in the odd
position of straddling the 18th and 20th
centuries. How else to explain a man who
wakes up in a modem home, puts on a
waistcoat ("To be seen in town without
your waistcoat is like walking down the
street in your underwear," says Boag),
uses historic hand tools at work, then gets
in his car to go home?
Although he wears period clothing,
works in an unheated shop illuminated
only by natural light and follows
18th-century methods in his work, Boag
stops short of saying that he and his fel-
low craftsmen think like folks did more
than 200 years ago. "An 1 8th-century per-
son wouldn't have considered this all that
bad," he says, gesturing around the shop
on a frigid day. "We are the ones bur-
dened with all that stuff [of the 20th cen-
tury]." And, he admits, "You can only get
it so close. You can't change us from
being in the 20th century, and without
visitors we wouldn't be here."
The very purpose of his job — teaching
— somewhat taints the authenticity of the
craft shop, he says. No 18th-century
wheelwright would have tolerated crowds
of curious onlookers. Boag likens it to the
reception a kibitzer would receive in an
auto body shop today. But Colonial
Williamsburg encourages visitors' ques-
tions and emphasizes to employees the
importance of hospitality.
"By and large, our average visitor is
into it and wants to be here," Boag says
of his unusual classroom, noting that it
took him some time to get the hang of
talking to the crowds while working. Even
the exchanges among the four workers
become part of the educational experi-
ence, he says. "We think visitors like the
interaction among us just as much as talk-
ing to them."
His co-workers agree with him that
working at Colonial Williamsburg is "a
neat job," says Boag. "I can't see anyone
who works here sitting in an office."
And occasionally, he admits to a bit of
awe about where he is. "The thing that
amazes me — I'm surrounded by some of
the finest craftsmen in the country. And
I'm considered one of their peers," he
says, looking stunned.
"I couldn't think of anything else I'd
want to do."
Jody Rathgeb is a freelance writer based
14 The Valley
A Man of
How a physics teacher, GE
researcher and headhunter
turned his talents to
making the best dam
cowboy hats in Bozeman,
By Seth ]. Wenger '94
When John Morris '59
couldn't find the right
hunting bow, he
thought he'd try his
hand at building one.
That effort led to the highly successful
and nationally known Rocky Mountain
Recurve custom bow company.
Then when John Morris couldn't find
the right hat, he figured he could build
one of those, too.
Now Morris and his son, John, Jr.,
make custom hats full-time in their shop
in Bozeman, Montana. They make all
types of headgear, but their biggest sell-
ers are cowboy hats, which Morris field-
tests while riding on his friends' cattle
ranches. With a backlog of four and a half
months, business is booming at the Rocky
Mountain Hat Company.
But what is a former physics professor
and General Electric researcher doing rop-
ing cattle and molding felt in Montana?
The story begins in Central Pennsyl-
vania. Raised on a farm near his
hometown of Harrisburg, Morris followed
in the footsteps of his father (Jack Morris
'37) by attending Lebanon Valley Col-
lege. He majored in chemistry but dis-
covered physics his senior year.
After earning a master's degree at the
University of New Hampshire, Morris re-
ceived an invitation to return to Lebanon
Valley to teach. "I got a call from Jake
Rhodes asking if I was interested in com-
ing back as an assistant professor of phys-
ics. He offered me $7,000," Morris recalls.
Dr. Jacob Rhodes '43, then chairman of
the physics department, is now a profes-
At his Rocky Mountain Hat Company, John Morris '59 steams the brim of a cowboy hat
and gives it a "pencil curl. " This type of hat, with a "Montana crease" in the crown,
was popular in the 1880s and 1890s.
sor emeritus. Since Morris was finding it
difficult to raise his two children on a
graduate stipend, he decided to postpone
his Ph.D. and take the offer.
Morris taught at Lebanon Valley from
1963 to 1966, then accepted a position
with General Electric. After several years
of developing large screen televisions in
Syracuse, N.Y., he transferred to the cen-
tral GE laboratory in Schenectady. He
remained there for nine years, when he
abruptly decided to make a change.
"In 1978," he says, "my daughter was
finishing her sophomore year at the Uni-
versity of Colorado, and my son was
entering Fort Lewis College, in Durango.
I drove him out, and when I got there
I looked around and said, 'I'm staying.' "
Morris returned to Schenectady, quit
his job, sold his house, and within a few
weeks was searching for a position in
The recruiting agency he contacted
offered him a job as a headhunter, but after
a few months Morris realized he could do
better on his own. He established a
headhunting agency for oil and gas
exploration professionals. His scientific
background gave him a good rapport with
his clients, and Morris notes, he "ended
up having a very successful business."
He even managed to help launch several
new oil and gas exploration companies.
Eventually, however, oil prices started
to fall, and Morris saw that the future lay
elsewhere. That was when he built his
first hunting bow. Though a departure
from his previous work, it seemed like a
natural thing to do.
"I've always been a bow hunter, and
I've always been a craftsman," he says.
"I've always worked with my hands."
Having divorced several years before,
Morris remarried in 1983 and moved his
fledgling business to Bozeman. There he
and his wife, Chandra, were joined by
Morris' son, who became a partner in
Rocky Mountain Recurve. For several
years the father-and-son team built high-
quality bows for clients around the globe.
Then, four years ago, Morris saw another
business opportunity in his futile search
Spring/Summer 1995 15
for a well-made custom cowboy hat.
"I couldn't find one that fit right. I'm
sort of between sizes," he says, explain-
ing that conventional hats only come in
increments of one-half inch. Quality was
also a problem in most of the hats that
Morris tried. So, recalling a hatter he had
once seen, he set about making a custom-
ized model. He was pleased with the
result: "Actually," he says, "I still wear
Before long, Morris and his son were in
the custom hat business. They started from
scratch, designing all of the equipment and
tools they needed to prepare the raw mate-
rial, shape the hat, and most importantly,
size the customer's head.
"I invented a device that allows me to
measure not only the circumference of
the head, but the shape of the head. It
feels just like a hat when you put it on,"
Morris says. The device is a lined-copper
band with adjusting screws that can mea-
sure down to the nearest sixteenth of an
inch. The band is then used as a model to
form a wooden block, over which the
actual hat is shaped.
Morris and his son haven't patented
any of their equipment. "In fact," Morris
says, "I've made the equipment for other
custom hatters. We're not competitive;
there's enough business out there for all
For the raw material, Morris and his
son use three grades of felt: 100 percent
beaver, 50 percent beaver/50 percent rab-
bit, and 100 percent rabbit. The high-
quality materials are only available from
one supplier, Morris says.
Customers at the Rocky Mountain Hat
Company's retail shop in Bozeman
range from local ranchers to tourists go-
ing to and from nearby Yellowstone Park.
Though most of them order cowboy hats,
Morris says that he and his son can make
virtually any hat a customer requests, in-
cluding antique styles such as bowlers
and 19-century ladies' chapeaus. "Wejust
build all kinds of hat styles and sizes," he
(Top) John Morris, Jr. (left) models a
rodeo favorite with a "cattleman's
crease, " while his dad dons an old-timey
favorite — especially beloved by Hopalong
Cassidy. When Westerns became popular
in the 1930s, "each cowboy hero had to
have a separate kind of hat, " says Morris,
who rims the business with his son.
(Above) The father-and-son team gladly
share their trade secrets for making cus-
tomized chapeaus. Here, John Morris, Jr.
irons a brim.
says. "In my shop here I must have 35 or
40 different hats."
Cowboy hats alone come in numerous
styles. "There are still regional differences
in cowboy hats," Morris explains. "The
Great Basin cowboys, called Buckaroos,
wear a different style than the Montana
cowboys, for example." As far as his own
big sellers, he says, "there are two fairly
common styles. One's called a
cattleman's; it's sort of the standard one
that rodeo cowboys wear. The other one
we call the Montana Crease." That style
dips in the front, and is sometimes called
a "Gus Style" hat, he says.
Morris and his wife are frequently on
the road, displaying their hats at regional
rodeos, gear shows and cowboy poetry
gatherings. When not traveling or mak-
ing hats, Morris likes to hunt, fish and
ride the range.
"I've got rancher friends who have
1,000 or 2,000 head of cattle. I help them
out sometimes," he says. "Around here
they still do things the way they did 100
Seth Wenger '94 is an editor/analyst at
Biosis in Philadelphia.
16 The Valley
Whitaker grant funds
science education project
The college has received a $316,817 grant
from the Whitaker Foundation for contin-
ued support of the Science Education Part-
nership. This program seeks to strengthen
science teaching in grades K-8 in 22 area
school districts (see "Turning Kids on to
Science" in the Fall 1994 issue).
The grant, payable over three years, is
the third grant that the Foundation has
awarded to the college. In 1993, Lebanon
Valley received $28,000, and in 1992,
$80,000. The latest grant completes
Whitaker funding of the Partnership.
The program will involve an estimated
50,000 students and 1,000 teachers.
Directed by Maria Jones, it offers a
"hands-on" approach to science, with
opportunities for teachers and students to
work directly with scientific instruments
and with experiments and projects pro-
vided through the Partnership's resources
center, located at the college.
Over 500 of the brightest students from
65 high schools throughout southcentral
and southeastern Pennsylvania, as well as
a team from Colonia, N.J., arrived on
campus in March to participate in the
15th Annual Quiz Bowl.
The competition, the largest of its kind
in the state, challenged students to test
their knowledge by answering questions
from a variety of academic fields as well
as popular culture. College faculty, admin-
istrators and staff spent months preparing
the questions and were on-hand to serve as
judges and moderators.
An eight-member team from Manheim
Township High School captured the title
and will retain possession of the Clay
Memorial Cup, the competition's "travel-
Members of the victorious Manheim Township High School Quiz Bowl team ponder a
difficult question in the final round of the competition.
Honoring our founders
Earl H. Hess, president of Lancaster Labo-
ratories, was the keynote speaker for the
16th Annual Founders Day Convocation
on February 2 1 . The college honored Hess
with the 1995 Founders Day Award.
In his keynote address, Hess decried
the breakdown in "the moral fabric of our
society." Older Americans have derived
their values from the family, religion, edu-
cation and the workplace, but too few of
them now assume the responsibility for
keeping those institutions healthy, he said.
He commended the national initiative on
character education in the schools, citing
programs that "add a fourth and fifth R
(respect and responsibility) to the cur-
ricula in creative ways."
Hess founded Lancaster Laboratories
in 1961; since then, the company has
grown from a one-room lab into an orga-
nization with more than 500 employees
providing analytical, R&D and consult-
ing services in the environmental, food
and pharmaceutical sciences.
Throughout his career, Hess has served
as a scientist, entrepreneur and community
leader. He chairs the board of directors of
Mountain States Analytical, Inc., in Salt
Lake City. He is a founding member and
treasurer of the board of directors of the
Commonwealth Foundation. And he is a
member of the Environment, Economic
Policy and Food and Agriculture Commit-
tees of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
He was a former president of the American
Council of Independent Laboratories
( ACIL) and chair of the Pennsylvania Del-
egation to the 1986 White House Confer-
ence on Small Business, as well as the
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and In-
dustry. In 1994, he completed a seven-year
term as a director of the U.S. Chamber of
Spring/Summer 1995 17
Lebanon Valley President John A. Synodinos and Founders Day honoree Earl H. Hess
admire the pewter award plate.
Commerce, serving additionally as East-
em region vice chairman and Environ-
ment Committee cliairman. For 14 years,
he was a director of the Pennsylvania
Chamber of Business and Industry.
Hess and his firm have received numer-
ous awards, including the 1992 Harvard
George S. Dively Award for Corporate
Social Initiative for achievements in com-
bining the best aspects of a free-market
economy with a deep sense of social
Among his numerous public service
honors are recognition as an ACIL Fel-
low in 1992 and as the 1988 Business
Leader of the Year by the Pennsylvania
Chamber of Business and Industry.
Task Force on Diversity
To increase diversity on campus. Vice Presi-
dent and Dean William J. McGill has con-
vened a 14-member Diversity Task Force
Committee. The committee is charged with
"establishing goals in terms of diversity
and developing strategies for creating an
environment on campus in which diversity
is regarded as a positive value and in which
there is both a celebration of, and respect
for, differences," according to McGill. "It
will also make suggestions as to how we
might measure our success in reaching these
goals" he added.
The college's previous five-year stra-
tegic plan set forth a goal of increasing
diversity, but did not outline specific strat-
egies, McGill noted. "The new draft
strategic plan reiterates the diversity goal
in a much more direct and specific way.
and argues for it in terms of its educa-
tional value for all of our students."
The committee plans to draw a variety
of people — from both on and off cam-
pus — into its deliberations, which include
general forums for discussion, according
to McGill. "We're trying to gather a vari-
ety of perspectives on this issue."
Serving on the committee are William
J. Brown, Jr. '79, dean of Admission and
Financial Aid; Dave Newell, assistant dean
of Student Services; Greg Stanson, vice
president of Enrollment and Student Ser-
vices; Cornell Wilson, student; Albertine
Washington, an elementary school teacher
in the Lebanon School District and win-
ner of Pennsylvania's Teacher of the Year
Award; William Lehr, vice president and
secretary of Hershey Foods Corporation;
Sharon Raffield, associate professor of
sociology and social work; Dr. Gary
Grieve-Carlson, associate professor of
English; Dr. Arthur Ford, associate dean
of international programs; Deanne
Dodson, assistant professor of psychol-
ogy; Dr. George Curfman '53, professor
of music; Linda Summers, instructor in
education; Dr. Michael Fry, associate pro-
fessor of mathematical sciences; and Joan
Ortiz '95, student.
The college's international programs —
including recruitment and study
abroad — are being examined by a com-
mittee convened by Vice President and
Dean William J. McGill. Objectives of
the International Programs Committee
■ serving as a supervisory group for the
international programs of the college,
■ stimulating interest among students in
■ assisting in the recruitment of interna-
■ encouraging faculty to pursue interna-
tional opportunities and inviting faculty with
international perspectives onto campus,
■ assessing and providing advice on
international issues and
■ acting as a liaison with the faculty
concerning international programs.
Judy Pehrson, executive director of
College Relations, is chairing the com-
mittee, and Dr. Barney Raffield, associate
professor of management, is secretary.
Other members are Dr. Michael Day,
physics chair; Dr. Phylis Dryden, associ-
ate professor of English; Dr. Arthur Ford,
associate dean of international programs
(ex-officio); Vicki Gingrich, international
student advisor; Angela Hamish '96, stu-
dent; Rostislav Kopylkov '95, student;
Beth Paul '98, student; Meiko Mori, stu-
dent; Gail Sanderson, assistant professor
of accounting; Dr. Joelle Stopkie, associ-
ate professor of French.
Lebanon Valley's fees will rise just 2.8
percent for the 1995-96 academic year —
the smallest increase in 12 years. Tuition
will be $14,390, room and board $4,755
and required fees $395.
"We are pleased that the fee increase
is significantly lower than that of many
other private colleges," President John
Synodinos stated. He noted that a recent
USA Today article reported that many pri-
vate colleges were raising fees 5 to 6
percent. "We're committed to holding our
fee increases at, or near, the projected
consumer price index," he affirmed.
The college is increasing its overall
financial aid budget by 14 percent for the
Enos A. Detweiler '29, a Palmyra, Pa.,
native who died in 1992, has made a
bequest to Lebanon Valley in the amount
of $350,000 to establish the Enos A. and
Helen A. Detweiler Fund. Five students
have already benefited from the fund.
The scholarships will be awarded to
graduates of the Palmyra School Dis-
trict who demonstrate good character and
18 The Valley
financial need. The awards are renew-
able annually if the recipient maintains
a minimum 2.5 grade point average.
Enos Detweiler majored in history at
Lebanon Valley. After graduation, he
moved to Evanston, III., where he rose to
the position of chief of marketing for the
G. H. Tennant Company. He retired in
1 964 and lived the remainder of his years
in Boynton Beach, Fla.
Music Students to benefit
Mildred Demmy, age 76, was a quiet
woman who lived simply and frugally in
a cottage at the United Christian Church
Home in North Annville. Until she died
last January, one of her greatest plea-
sures, according to friends, was attend-
ing the free Sunday concerts at Lebanon
"She just loved music and she loved
those concerts," says Glenna Stamm, of
Bethel, executrix for Mrs. Demmy 's es-
tate, which left $309,460 to Lebanon Val-
ley to establish the Clarence and Mildred
Demmy Endowed Scholarship Fund for
handicapped music students. "She was
not a musician herself, but she used to
talk often about how much she enjoyed
the concerts. As far as I know, she had no
other connection to the college."
Mrs. Demmy, who maiden name was
Mildred Wagner, was bom and raised in
Cleona, Pa., and graduated from Leba-
non High School in 1934. She married
Clarence J. Demmy in 1942. The two
had no children. She worked in the
Hershey chocolate factory, and he was a
plumber for Hershey Estates. Clarence
Demmy died in 1982.
"She lived a very frugal life," says
Mrs. Stamm. "She was also a very pri-
vate person, but a very nice person. This
was the first Christmas that we didn't
have her for dinner, and she was missed."
Lebanon Valley was delighted by the
Demmy bequest, which only recently be-
came final. "It was a pleasant surprise,"
said Dr. Mark L. Mecham, chair of the
music department. "I only wish I had
had a chance to meet Mrs. Demmy. She
must have been a wonderful person. Her
generosity will help many, many music
International Culture Day
"Languages are the Bridges to Cultures"
was the theme of the 13th Annual Inter-
national Culture Day, held on campus on
March 24. Over 600 students from for-
eign language clubs at 20 area high schools
participated in the daylong event, which
was sponsored by the foreign
languages department; the International
Student Organization; and the Spanish,
French and German clubs.
The day's activities featured work-
shops led by Lebanon Valley students.
Peter Stasko, a Slovakian student, dis-
cussed world travel; Jeff Allchurch, an
exchange student from Anglia Polytech-
nic University in England, compared the
educational systems of England and the
United States; and Huang Wei Kai, a Tai-
wanese student, held a Chinese language
session and performed traditional Chinese
songs. Art Gallery Director David
Brigham gave a tour of Chinese paintings
in the Chu-Griffis Art Collection, which
was on display in the Suzanne H. Arnold
In a combined effort with the Harrisburg
State Hospital, the Institute for Psycho-
therapy and the Veteran's Administration
Medical Center in Lebanon, the college co-
sponsored a seminar on "Treating the Per-
son with Schizophrenia."
The seminar was designed for profes-
sionals who work with those suffering from
schizophrenia and family members who
are also affected by the disease. It was
organized by Dr. Salvatore Cullari, chair
and associate professor of psychology.
The seminar featured presentations by
Dr. Joseph DiGiacomo, professor of psy-
chiatry at the University of Pennsylva-
nia; Dr. Fred Frese, director of psychology
at the Western Reserve Psychiatric Hospi-
tal; Dr. Diane March, professor of psy-
chology at the University of Pittsburgh
at Greensburg; and Dr. Patrick McKee,
director of Spring Lake Ranch in
Bishop gift aids
library and chemistry
Lebanon business leader Vernon Bishop,
board chairman and CEO of Lebanon
Chemical Corp., has pledged a major gift
in support of the college's Toward 2000
campaign. Half of the gift will be used for
the new high-tech library, which will
be called the Vernon and Doris Bishop
Library, and the other half will establish
the Vernon and Doris Bishop Distin-
guished Chair in Chemistry, the college's
first fully funded faculty chair.
The Bishop gift to the library will as-
sist the college in qualifying for an addi-
tional $500,000 challenge grant from the
Kresge Foundation. The gift also
advanced the campaign to within $2 mil-
lion of its $21 million goal.
largest class gift ever
The Class of 1995 raised $20,000 to meet
its Senior Gift Drive — the largest amount
ever raised by a graduating class and the
first time any class has ever met its goal.
The drive began in mid-November,
with senior Roni Russell as director and
33 members of the class involved in the
effort. When December arrived and the
goal had not been reached, the steering
committee decided to continue contacting
seniors during the spring semester. "We
were happy with what had been raised at
that point, because we had
already done more than the classes before
us," Russell said. "But we really wanted
to hit $20,000."
The steering committee conducted sev-
eral mini-phonathons, as well as some
in-person solicitations to reach classmates
who had not been contacted. As a result,
121 students contributed to the drive, and
the class reached the $20,000 m^rk.
The Senior Gift Drive Committee has
decided to use the funds to help construct
the Arch Bridge in the Peace Garden,
which will be located behind Vickroy and
Students rally to save
federal financial aid
During the spring semester, students
launched a three-day postcard campaign
to fight a Congressional proposal to cut
$20 billion in federal student aid. Over
500 students signed the pre-printed cards,
which described the important role that
student financial aid plays in America's
future. The cards were then mailed to each
student's respecfive senator or member of
Over the next five years, the proposal
would increase student indebtedness by
50 percent. The $20 billion in cuts pro-
posed include removing the in-school
interest subsidy on Stafford Loans and
eliminating campus-based aid programs
(Perkins Loans, College Work-Study and
Supplemental Educational Opportunity
Spring/Summer 1995 19
The following faculty members have re-
ceived tenure effective for the 1995-96
academic year: Dr. Paul Heise, assistant
professor of economics; Dr. Jeanne Hey,
assistant professor of economics; and Dr.
Steve M. Specht, assistant professor of
And the following faculty have been
promoted, effective for 1995-96: Pro-
moted to the position of associate profes-
sor are Donald Boone, hotel management,
and Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson, English.
Promoted to the position of professor
are Dr. Sharon Clark, management;
Dr. Salvatore Cullari, psychology; Dr.
Michael Day, physics; and Dr. Mark
The Fred Erdman Endowed Scholarship
Fund, established by friends of the Leba-
non, Pa., musician, will offer an annual
award to a music major at Lebanon Valley.
The fund has grown to over $1 1,000,
thanks to a scholarship concert held in
October, a special dinner and other events.
Erdman has a strong connection to
Lebanon Valley through his two sons —
James and Timothy — who are adjunct
instructors in the music department.
Studies in Washington
Kelly Fisher, a junior English communi-
cations major from Dover, Pa., spent the
fall 1994 semester studying at the Ameri-
can University in Washington, D.C.
Fisher attended seminars led by Helen
Thomas, Sam Donaldson of ABC and
other Washington journalists. She also
interned at the Democratic Leadership
Council, where she helped organize press
conferences and proofread policy papers.
Through her work with the Council, Fisher
got to shake hands with Vice President Al
Gore and President Bill Clinton (who was
a founding member of the Council and a
20 The Valley
Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson
Dr. Klement Hambourg
Diane Wenger '92, director of alumni
affairs, in January graduated with a
master' s degree in American studies from
the Pennsylvania State University Harris-
burg campus. During the spring semester,
she taught "Introduction to American
Studies" at Lebanon Valley.
Richard Charles, vice president for
Advancement, has been designated a Cer-
tified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)
by the National Society of Fund Raising
Executives, an organization based in Al-
exandria, Va., with more than 15,000
Charles received the three-year certi-
fication after taking an exam and submit-
ting a professional portfolio. CFRE status
indicates that an individual has achieved
a standard of tenure, performance, educa-
tion, knowledge and service to the fund-
From the faculty :
Dr. Klement Hambourg, associate pro-
fessor of music, retired this spring after
13 years with the college. He was named
a professor emeritus of music. Hambourg
directed the college orchestra and taught
string methods and introduction to
music, as well as private violin and viola
lessons. Each year, he presented a recital
on campus. He plans to spend his time
performing, particularly chamber music
on campus and within the area; continu-
ing as a vioUnist with the Reading Sym-
phony (since 1984); and writing a family
Dr. David Lasky, professor of psy-
chology, retired this spring after 21 years
with the college. He has taught a variety of
courses, including "Career Counseling,"
"Research Design," "Introduction to Psy-
chology," "History and Theory of Psychol-
ogy" and "General Psychology." He
chaired the department from 1986 to 1994
and most recently has been a member of
the Institutional Research Committee and
the Syllabus Development Committee.
Lasky plans to continue working part-
time in a non-teaching capacity and to
spend time traveling.
Horace Tousley, associate professor
of mathematical sciences, retired this
spring after 14 years with the college.
The mathematician taught a variety of
classes, including calculus for science
majors, linear algebra, operations research
and intermediate statistics for math
majors, and finite math and elementary
statistics for non-majors. Tousley chaired
the department from 1982 to 1994 and
has served on numerous committees,
including the Central Committee, the
Financial Aid Committee and the Fac-
ulty Policies Committee. He has also been
involved with the college's Open House
program and for 12 years has helped
with the annual Quiz Bowl competition.
From the Housekeeping staff:
Carl Steiner has retired after 29 years of
service. Steiner was responsible for the
upkeep of Keister and Funkhouser dor-
mitories and spent his last year on cam-
pus working in Miller Chapel. Before
retiring, he was honored by the Chaplain's
Office for the caring attitude and positive
influence he displayed toward students.
James Werner retired in December
1994, after serving the college for over
20 years. Werner joined the college's Food
Service in 1971, and worked for Hall-
mark Management Services for one year
( 1 989-90) before joining the Housekeep-
Anna Piper retired in June 1994. Piper
began working for Food Service in 1978,
and spent 1989-90 working for Hallmark
Management Services before accepting a
position with Housekeeping.
Honored by peers
Paul Brubaker, director of Planned Giv-
ing, in January was honored for his work
with the Susquehanna Planned Giving
Council. Brubaker was awarded a plaque
recognizing him for founding the council
in 1992 and for serving a two-year term as
its first president. He will remain active in
the organization as a director.
Dr. Barney Raffield, associate pro-
fessor of management, served on the
review board for the Journal of Mana-
gerial Issues, which focuses on issues
in management, marketing, distribuUon,
accounting and finance. He was also
named to the 1994 Academic Council
of the national chapter of the American
Marketing Association. The council
develops and monitors academic stan-
dards for the association.
Marie Riegel-Kinch, adjunct instructor
of art, won second place in a writing con-
test sponsored by the Institute of Children's
Literature in Danbury, Conn. She was one
Spring/Summer 1995 21
of 4,000 entrants who submitted their 750-
word adventure stories for children ages
7-10. The March issue of Children 's Writer
named the top three winners and discussed
why they were chosen.
Dr. Susan Verhoek, professor of biol-
ogy, represented the college during the
inauguration in January of President
Thomas B. Courtice at her alma mater,
Ohio Wesleyan University.
Dan Massad, artist-in-residence, exhib-
ited "Pastels" at the University of Toledo
in Ohio from January 8, 1995, through
February 5. He also held workshops and
lectures for students there for a week.
Meetings, meetings, meetings
Dr. Mark Mecham, chair and professor of
music, in November attended the annual
meeting of the National Association of
Schools of Music in Boston.
Karen Best, registrar, attended the 64th
annual regional conference of the Middle
States Association of Collegiate Regis-
trars and Officers of Admissions in Atlan-
tic City, N.J., last fall. Best serves on the
Nominations and Elections Committee.
Donald Boone, assistant professor of
hotel management, attended the Central
Chapter President's Night and Installa-
tion of Officers for the Pennsylvania Res-
taurant Association. At that January 15
event, Boone was installed for his fifth
year on the board of directors.
The Journal of Chemical Education has
accepted for publication an article titled
"Making Sparklers as an Introductory
Laboratory," written by Dr. Richard
Cornelius, professor of chemistry, and
sophomores Allen Keeney and Chris-
tina Walters. Keeney is a double major
in chemistry and physics, and Walters is
a biochemistry major; both students
worked in the Garber Science Center labs
last summer. Their efforts were supported
by a grant from the National Science
Foundation for the development of the
new chemistry curriculum, "Chemistry
Dr. Salvatore Cullari, chair and asso-
ciate professor of psychology, has recently
published two articles. "Use of Individual
Differences Questionnaire with Psychiat-
ric Inpatients" appeared in Perceptual and
Motor Skills (1995, Vol. 80) and "Levels
of Anger in Psychiatric Inpatients and
Normal Subjects" was in Psychological
Reports. (\994,Wo\. 15).
Dr. David Brigham, assistant professor
of art and director of the Suzanne H.
Arnold Art Gallery, has written a book.
Public Culture in the Early Republic:
Peale's Museum and Its Audience.
The volume, published by the University
Press Division of the Smithsonian Insti-
tution Press, focuses on Charles Wilson
Peale, patriarch of a prominent artistic
family in Philadelphia. Peale redesigned
his personal painting gallery in 1786 to
create one of America's first museums of
art and science.
Brigham traces the development
of Peale's Philadelphia Museum as an
educational institution, as a business and
as a form of entertainment. He demon-
strates how this "world in miniature"
helped define the terms of participation
in early national cultural institutions.
The college publicized the work at
a book launch in May. In July, the Smith-
sonian will sponsor a book launch.
Offers tax seminar
Daniel Cesta, assistant professor of man-
agement, sponsored a seminar in upstate
New York dealing with tax planning tips
and investment strategies for high-income
taxpayers. Cesta and the Albany office of
Merrill Lynch conducted the seminar, held
in the Schnectady Public Library.
Honored for service
The following employees were honored
at the annual employee recognition ban-
quet on April 27 at the Quality Inn in
For 35 years: Dr. Perry Troutman,
professor emeritus of religion.
For 30 years: Dr. Arthur L. Ford,
associate dean of international programs
and professor of English.
For 25 years: Dr. Philip Billings, chair
and professor of English, and Dr. Joerg
Mayer, professor of mathematical sciences.
For 20 years: Lewis Cooke, equip-
ment manager of the Athletic Department,
and Julie Wolfe, director of the health
center and head nurse.
For 15 years: William J. Brown, Jr.
'79, dean of Admission and Financial Aid;
Dr. Donald Dahlberg, professor of chem-
istry; Dr. Michael Grella, chair and pro-
fessor of education; William Rothermel,
Buildings and Grounds; and Patricia
Schools, secretary of Student Activifies
and Career Planning and Placement.
For 10 years: Dr. Richard Cornelius,
chair and professor of chemistry; Dr.
Salvatore Cullari, chair and associate
professor of psychology; Robert Dillane,
director of Administrative Computing;
George Heckard, security officer;
Shirley May Kelley, Buildings and
Grounds; Gwendolyn Pierce, adminis-
trative support assistant to the controller/
treasurer and to the vice president for
Administration; Mervin Yingst, Build-
ings and Grounds.
For five years: Karen Best, registrar;
Susan Borelli-Wentzel, assistant direc-
tor of Admission; Dr. Gary Grieve-
Carlson, associate professor of English;
Sharon Hirneisen, Buildings and
Grounds; Dr. Thomas Liu, assistant pro-
fessor of mathematical sciences; Dr.
Mark Mecham, chair and professor of
music; Judy Pehrson, executive director
of College Relations; Dr. Barney
Raffield, associate professor of manage-
ment; Sharon Raffield, associate profes-
sor of sociology and social work and
director of the Honors Program; Denise
Smith, assistant to the president; Ella
Stott, catalog assistant and library secre-
tary; Mary Beth Strehl, director of
Media Relations; Dr. Dale Summers,
assistant professor of education; and Mike
Zeigler, director of user services and com-
22 The Valley
By John B. Deamer, Jr.
Director of Sports Information
Men's Basketball (MAC Champions)
The men captured their second straight
Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC)
Championship with a 61-56 win over
Wilkes before an SRO crowd in Lynch
Senior guard Mike Rhoades was
named a First Team All-America by the
National Association of Basketball
Coaches. During the season, Rhoades
became Lebanon Valley's all-time scor-
ing king (2,050 points).
Rhoades also became Lebanon
Valley's all-time career (668) and single-
season (192) assists leader. He was named
the ECAC Southern Division and MAC
Commonwealth League MVP.
Senior center Mark Hofsass and
senior forward Jason Say were also named
MAC Commonwealth League All-Stars.
Hofsass surpassed the 1,000-point mark
during the season.
This season, Lebanon Valley received
its third straight invitation to compete in
the NCAA Division III Championship
tournament. But its hopes for a repeat of
last year's crowning achievement came to
an end in Lynch in the first round when
Goucher defeated the Dutchmen 102-91.
The Dutchmen began their MAC play-
off run with a 125-80 win over Upsala. In
that game, Lebanon Valley set seven school
records. The three team records were for
most points scored in a game (125), most
treys scored as a team (15) and most field
goals made by a team in a game (48).
Four individual records were also set
during the Upsala game. Hofsass sur-
passed the 1 ,000-point mark and Rhoades
became the all-time scoring king (the old
record was 1 ,976 points), the first to reach
2,000 and the scorer of the most treys in a
single game (7).
In the semi-final game of the MAC
tournament, Lebanon Valley defeated
The Dutchmen finished the season 22-
6, their second straight season with 20-
plus wins. First-year Head Coach Brad
McAlester was named the MAC Com-
monwealth League Coach of the Year.
Lebanon Valley's seniors — Rhoades,
Hofsass, Say and guard Keith Adams —
graduate knowing that they won 75 per-
cent of the games they played during their
Women's Basketball (11-13)
Even before the season started, Lebanon
Valley lost star forward Amy Jo Rushanan
to a season-ending knee injury. But the
Dutchwomen remained competitive and
recorded their second straight season with
10 or more wins under second-year Coach
Sophomore forward Susan DuBosq was
named an MAC Commonwealth League
All-Star. DuBosq led her team this season
with 10.7 points and 8.6 rebounds per
game. She scored a team-high 106 field
goals and led the Dutchwomen with 17
blocks. Among MAC leaders, DuBosq fin-
ished the season ranked among the top 10
Two highlights of the season included
wins over Moravian (79-65) and Franklin
& Marshall (59-58), both in Lynch and both
ending losing streaks of 17 games. Leba-
non Valley had not defeated the Moravian
Greyhounds since 1978. The win over the
F&M Diplomats was the first since 1985.
Lebanon Valley also defeated Susque-
hanna, 75-65. The Crusaders had come to
Annville ranked 1 1th in the country.
Sophomore forward Jen Emerich and
senior guard Joda Glossner were named
to the MAC All-Academic team.
Guard Mike Rhoades '95 was named
All-America and became the college's
all-time scoring king with 2,050 points.
Men's and Women's Swimming
Senior Howie Spangler placed first in the
100 yard and 200 yard freestyle and the
100 yard backstroke at the MAC Cham-
pionships. The accomplishment earned
him the David B. Eavenson Award for
the Outstanding Swimmer. This is the sec-
ond MAC gold metal Spangler has won
in the 200 yard freestyle.
Junior Bob Twining placed second in
the 100 yard and 200 yard breaststroke and
sixth in the 200 yard individual medley.
Gina Fontana, a junior, came in fourth in
the 200 yard and 400 yard individual med-
leys and fifth in the 200 yard breaststroke.
Though struggling as a team, Lebanon
Valley produced two wrestlers who com-
peted well in the MAC and NCAA East-
em Regional Championship tournaments.
Sophomore Joe Howe finished second
in the MAC and NCAA tournaments in
the 190-pound weight class. Howe also
finished third at 190 pounds in Lebanon
Valley's 25th Annual Petrofes Invita-
tional. He was 23-7 during the season.
Senior Chad Lutz finished third at the
MAC Championships and fifth in the
NCAA tournament at 167 pounds. Lutz
was 21-6 in dual matches.
Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Reld
Sophomores Nathan Hillegas and Jen
Nauss were named the MVPs of this year's
MAC Men's and Women's Indoor Track
and Field Championships.
Hillegas finished fourth in the 55 meter
hurdles (8.49), first in the 400 meter
(53.04), first in the 200 meter (23.92),
and was part of the 3,200 meter relay race
(third - 9:18.89) and the 1,600 meter relay
(first - 3:38.26).
Nauss finished first in the long jump
and set a new conference record in the
process (18*3.75"). Her performance
qualified her for the NCAA Division in
Championships, where she eventually fin-
ished 10th in this event. Her other first-
place finishes in the MAC Championships
came in the 55 meter dash (7.59) and the
200 meter (27.32).
Spring/Summer 1995 23
in His Blood
By Nancy Kettering-Frye '80
Dr. John C. "Jack" Hoak '51 has
spent his professional life actively
working for medical progress. So
it's not surprising that the M.D. was bom
and raised in Progress, a suburb of Har-
risburg. Even now, in his retirement, the
idea of progress seems bound inextrica-
bly with who he is and what he does.
During his career in cardiovascular
medicine, Hoak received recognition for
his basic and clinical research contribu-
tions, his clinical skills and his innovative
training and research programs. He's been
especially interested in blood coagulation,
platelets, vascular endothelium and
thrombosis. The physician has published
125 scientific papers, including a chapter
in a major reference work, Kelley's Text-
book of Internal Medicine.
After a 30-year career in academic medi-
cine, in 1989 Hoek went to work for the
National Institutes of Health (NIH). He
retired in January 1994 as director of the
Division of Blood Diseases and Resources
of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood
Institute. As a faculty member at the Uni-
formed Services University of the Health
Sciences and a consultant for the Walter
Reed Army Hospital, Hoak continues his
tradition of contributing to scientific
progress, writing for and speaking to the
Hoak is married to Dorothy Elizabeth
Witmer '52, who at Lebanon Valley was a
Homecoming and May Queen. For 30
years, the Hoaks called Iowa "home." Here
they raised their family — two daughters
and a son. Their three decades in Iowa
were a very active time. In addition to
being a mother, Dorothy served as church
organist, pianist, accompanist, piano
teacher and active community volunteer.
"Professionally," Jack Hoak recalls, "my
'typical day' included patient care, teach-
ing medical students and directing a
Dr. John C. "Jack" Hoak '51 has had a
distinguished medical career.
Hard work, for Hoak, has always been
a way of life. "I was an 'only child' and we
didn't have a lot of money," he reminisces.
"I was interested in medicine even then,
but my father suggested the more afford-
able schooling to become a funeral direc-
tor." So after graduation from Susquehanna
Township High School, the young Hoak
enrolled at a school of mortuary science in
"Every day, on the way to classes, I
walked through the courtyard at
Hahnemann Medical College," he recounts.
"A cousin of mine was already studying
medicine, which stimulated my thinking
and encouraged me to decide that's what I
had to do — money or no money! It was
then that I applied to Lebanon Valley Col-
lege for my pre-medical education." Not
only was he accepted, but he received a
scholarship, a job in the dining hall and a
place on the basketball team.
While the Valley during those "happy
days" was admittedly enjoyable, Hoak re-
calls, "there was pressure. Acceptance into
medical school was extremely competitive.
so excellent grades were essential." That
prompted the chemistry major to hand in
his basketball uniform after his sophomore
year and concentrate on his academic work.
Although Hoak remembers the entire
faculty as "outstanding, very supportive,"
he especially lauds Dr. H. Anthony Neidig
'43 (now professor emeritus) and the late
Dr. Andrew Bender (then head of the chem-
istry department). "They were both simply
outstanding teachers, very stimulating, very
straightforward in their teaching — and very
interested in students. I always felt I could
go in and talk about my work."
After Hahnemann, the young M.D.
interned at Harrisburg Polyclinic Hospi-
tal, did a tour in the Navy as a medical
officer and was a resident in internal
medicine at the University of Iowa (UI),
where he had a research fellowship in
blood coagulation. In 1961, he became
an instructor in medicine at Iowa. The
next year he spent in England, where he
was a visiting researcher at the Sir Will-
iam Dunn School of Pathology at Oxford;
his supervisor was Lord Howard Florey, a
Returning to UI to teach, the hard-
working Hoak became a full professor in
1970 and was named director of the UI
Division of Hematology-Oncology.
In 1984, the Hoaks moved to Vermont
for three years while he chaired the
Department of Internal Medicine at the Uni-
versity of Vermont and served as chief of
medical service at the Medical Center Hos-
pital of Vermont in Burlington. In 1987,
he returned to the Iowa faculty, and two
years later, accepted the NIH position.
In 1992, Hoak received the Scientific
Council's Distinguished Achievement
Award from the American Heart Associa-
tion. A year later, the American Society of
Hematology presented him with the ASH
Award for Outstanding Contributions and
Services. Most recently, he was honored
with the Distinguished Achievement Award
by the Department of Internal Medicine at
the UI College of Medicine and also as
Alumnus of the Year by the Hahnemann
University School of Medicine.
What in this long and distinguished
career has been most satisfying? Hoak
24 The Valley
quickly responds, "Training young physi-
cians and research investigators! A num-
ber have gone on to very important
positions. And, of course, the research con-
tributions of my lab group."
The Hoaks live in Vienna, Va., "eight
minutes from Wolf Trap and close to
Dulles Airport so that we can easily travel
to visit our four grandchildren." Then
there's golf and gardening, and ushering
at the National Presbyterian Church in
Washington, D.C., where Dorothy plays
in the bell choir. An idyllic retirement?
Idyllic, yes; retirement, no. Motivated by
the love of learning and of teaching, sus-
tained by the quiet satisfaction of contrib-
uting to the advancements in medical/
scientific knowledge, this illustrious alum-
nus continues to push on toward new fron-
tiers of human understanding.
Nancy Kettering- F rye is a Lebanon-based
Innovator in Art
By Sandy Marrone
A sense of calm pervades the Har-
risburg office of Tom Whittle '70
as he sits surrounded by remind-
ers of what's important to him. Pictures
of family and friends dot the surface of an
antique wooden table. The head of a 10-
point buck Whittle shot near Rausch Gap
dominates one wall, and Whittle's lacrosse
sticks from his Lebanon Valley days are
propped in a comer.
No three-piece suit for the CEO and
founder of an engineering firm. He spends
his days in casual slacks, a sport shirt and
"I'd like to leave the world a little
better off than it would have been had I
not been here," says the Highspire, Pa.,
native who majored in physics. After some
work experience in water pollution con-
trol and graduate courses in engineering.
Whittle started Commonwealth Engineer-
ing & Technology, Inc. (CET) in 1979,
and two friends soon joined him in the
CET works with municipalities and
businesses to design and install water sys-
tems and waste water systems. Its clients
have included Hershey Foods, Hanover
Foods and the country of Egypt.
"Most people think of a business as
something to generate profit," Whittle
says, "but we opened this one to have the
Engineer Tom Whittle is a Renaissance man.
freedom to try new things and to make a
name for ourselves as a good and innova-
tive company." Second comes profit. "We
must make some to stay in business, but
principles of honesty and integrity are
Innovation, honesty and integrity have
served CET well, for today the company
has four divisions housed in a new build-
ing in Lower Paxton Township and an
office in Huntington County. Though
Whittle and his partners had planned on
employing about 20 people, the company
now has 50 employees. "We had to keep
growing to provide younger people with
opportunities," says Whittle. This sum-
mer another young person. Whittle's son,
Alton, will join the firm's Huntingdon
With opportunity and innovation come
responsibility, and each division of CET
is devoted to some aspect of carefully
managing earth and water. The company
was one of the first in Pennsylvania to
use wetlands to treat waste water. "Wet-
lands can be used where other on-lot sys-
tems cannot," says Whittle, "and they are
aesthetically attractive." You simply cre-
ate a wetland area in some comer of a lot
and plant cattails and other things that
grow well there. As the plants grow, bac-
teria surround the plant roots, where they
can receive the oxygen they need to natu-
rally treat waste water. "We recently built
wetlands for Penn State at the Stone Val-
ley Recreation Area near State College,
and we just finished one for the Valley
Grange in York County," Whittle says.
"This is a good profession for trying to
make the world better. Many people don't
think of engineers as environmentalists but
as people who move the earth around any
way they want," he says. "But we use the
best technology available — high-tech, like
anaerobics or low-tech, like wetlands — to
make the environment better."
In fact, one of CET's divisions. Earth
Information Services (EIS), is teaching
people how to work with nature. By inte-
grating computer graphics and data bases,
EIS is helping representatives of Egypt to
accurately predict rain and flooding along
the Nile River. The goal is to manage
crops according to nature's actions and
thus maximize yields.
Surely it's taken much time and effort
for Whittle and his partners to build a strong,
successful business that's known for cre-
ative answers to complex problems, but
that doesn't mean Whittle is all work and
no fun or all engineer and nothing else.
Whittle's paintings are an attracfive
addifion to CET's offices. "I took a stu-
dio painting class at Lebanon Valley,"
he says, "and I still paint. My work is
demanding, so to take time off and paint
is good for me."
Painting isn't the only hobby that
Whittle learned at Lebanon Valley and
has stuck with. "I played on a lacrosse
team there, and I continue to play with a
team in Harrisburg," he says. "In a bigger
school, it would have been difficult to be
on the team without being real good at it,
but everyone was active in intramural
sports at Lebanon Valley."
As Whittle reminisces, it's clear that
his college days were happy ones — so
much so that he has appointed himself as
a committee of one to reach as many of
his classmates as possible to urge them to
come for their 25th reunion this summer.
"We had lots of good wholesome fun
at college," says Whittle with an impish
smile as he recalls being the object of
a tradition of his Knights of the Valley
If one of the Knights got engaged, his
fratemity brothers took all his clothes,
put him in a laundry cart and wheeled
him around campus. "They'd be yelling
and screaming to get everyone's atten-
tion," Whittle says. "Then they dropped
me off at a girl's dorm with only a towel.
The only good thing about it was that it
But there were serious and downright
scary times too, says Whittle. In his senior
year, Vietnam War protestors were shot at
Kent State University. "Even though Leba-
non Valley seemed divorced from that
Spring/Summer 1995 25
issue, we realized we were living in strange
times. The world was messed up and scary,
and it was sobering."
As for the education he received,
Whittle particularly enjoyed the special
attention available from professors who
sometimes had only three students in a
class. He is definitely a proponent of the
liberal arts curriculum. "I never realized
until later what an advantage the liberal
arts can be in making you a well-rounded
person," Whittle says. "Lebanon Valley
helped me by not teaching me to be one
thing, but by making me a better person.
I think if you take this liberal education
and tie it together with a master's pro-
gram that is specific, you will do well in
You might even build a company from
scratch, paint pictures, play lacrosse and
even learn to read the moods of the Nile.
Sandy Marrone is a Palmyra-based
freelance writer who is a correspondent
for the Harrisburg Patriot-News.
Three alumni in Honolulu enjoyed break-
fast with a Lebanon Valley touch over the
Christmas holidays. Registrar Karen Best
and her husband, Ray, while on vacafion
in the 50th state, met with Barbara Lenker
Tredick '66, Tom Cestare '71 and Gary
Frederick '69 and Gary's wife, Sandy.
Over a leisurely morning meal, the
alumni shared memories of their days at
the college (Gary was the dorm counselor
in Tom's residence hall) and current news
about careers, while the Bests shared pho-
tographs and the latest news from the
college. Before the meeting was over,
the group had made plans to meet again.
Be Part of College
History in the Making!
In their book. Having Our Say: The
Delany Sisters' First 100 Years, the sis-
ters tell wonderful stories of family life,
college years and life in Harlem. As 105-
year-old Sadie puts it, "When you live a
long time, you have stories to tell. If only
Well, we are asking you! All alumni
have stories of their LVC days, whether
humorous, dramatic, serious, sad, tragic,
witty or seemingly unimportant. These
stories will be lost forever if they are not
preserved in some manner.
Glenn H. Woods '51, professor emeri-
tus of English and a volunteer in the
Alumni Programs and College Relations
offices, is interested in collecting these
anecdotes from the past. The stories might
be about the faculty and administration,
fellow students, buildings, organizations,
townspeople or sports events. You could
put these stories on audiotape or video-
tape or simply jot them on paper.
Send them to him at the Alumni Pro-
grams Office, Lebanon Valley College,
P.O. Box R, Annville, PA 17003. Who
knows? They might appear in the next
unexpurgated history of the college! If
you have any questions, call toll-free at
Dr. May Fauth '33 was recognized for
her more than 39 years of outstanding
accomplishments in the area of energetic
chemistry and environmental science ear-
lier this year when she received the Navy
Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the
third-highest honorary award under the
Navy Incentive Awards program.
Dr. Fauth, who is a research chemist
at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in
Indian Head, Md., in July will celebrate
40 years in government service. She
received the 1994 LVC Distinguished
Group to Assist
Continuing Ed Students
Adults who attend college part-time on
evenings and weekends have different ex-
periences and concerns than students who
go the traditional route. Earlier this year,
a new Alumni Association committee, the
Continuing Education Committee, was
formed to address the needs of this group.
Comprised of a dozen Continuing Educa-
tion alumni, the committee is staffed by
the Alumni Programs and Continuing
At its initial meeting, the group chose
several projects that will benefit present
and future non-traditional students. In one
of these projects. Continuing Ed Con-
tacts, graduates will be invited to volun-
teer as informal advisors for students and
prospective students in the evening and
weekend program. The assistance might
be just answering a few questions by
phone for students, but could also expand
into a fuller, mentor-like role — it's up to
Other projects under consideration are
holding receptions at commencement for
Continuing Education graduates and their
families and establishing a scholarship to
benefit non-traditional students.
For more information or to get involved
in the committee, call (717) 867-6320 or
toll-free at 1-800-ALUM-LVC.
Sharing LVC stories in Honolulu are (from left) Barbara Tredick '66, Sandy and Gary
Frederick '66, Karen Best and Tom Cestare '71.
26 The Valley
The High Note
of Their Week
Alumni who still love to lift
their voices together each
Monday gather with Pierce Getz
to be energized and inspired.
By Stephen Trapnell '90
Behind the stage in Blair Music
Center, a dozen voices rise in the
familiar cacophony of scattered
conversations. In this rehearsal room are
a price analyst from Selinsgrove, a music
teacher from Lancaster, a day-care center
director from Womelsdorf. In a few min-
utes, their separate voices will join together
as one: as the Alumni Chorale of Lebanon
Each Monday evening during the aca-
demic year, the Chorale draws together
Valley graduates and other singers from
around Central Pennsylvania for a two-
In the center of the room stands the
man who forges one sound from these
separate voices: Dr. Pierce Getz '51, pro-
fessor emeritus of music who retired in
1990 after teaching for 31 years. More
than six feet tall, with gray-white hair, he
looks the part of the conductor.
He plays a quick tune on a piano, and
the voices quiet down. The Chorale stands
for its warm-up, each singer stretching
toward the ceiling in slow-motion
"Right face!" Getz calls, and the mem-
bers turn and begin to pound and massage
their neighbors' shoulders and backs.
"Four-three-two-one and about face,"
Getz calls, and the process starts again.
The evening has just begun.
It was nearly 17 years ago that the
Chorale itself began. At the time, Getz
was teaching organ and directing the Con-
cert Choir. Choir alumni used to come up
to him after campus concerts to ask him
to form a group, "an extension more or
less of the Concert Choir," Getz recalled.
"They wanted to continue to sing that
type of music, and they wanted to sing in
an organization with high standards.
"For almost eight years, I kept saying,
'No, I don't have time.' In 1978, 1 decided
that I would like to carve out some time to
work with adult voices at that level," said
Getz, now 65.
The original Chorale of 42 singers
included 33 Lebanon Valley graduates.
Today, over 50 percent of its 40 members
are alumni. They present several concerts
each Christmas and spring, sampling music
from all the major styles of choral litera-
ture. They sing a cappella, or with key-
board accompaniment by Lou Ann Potter
and sometimes with a chamber orchestra.
Many of their selections are of a
sacred nature. The spiritual quality "needs
to be an integral part of the work itself,"
Getz said. He doesn't like to consider
music as mere entertainment. "If it is
entertaining," he observed, "it needs to
be entertaining in a deeper, more substan-
tial manner than mere casual listening."
In recent years, the group has offered
complete performances of Bach's Mass
in B Minor and Handel's Messiah.
The Chorale has sung in area churches.
patrons, as well as some fees from perfor-
mances. Although they hire musicians for
accompaniment, the singers and Getz are
After a concert, when audience mem-
bers come up to talk with the singers, said
tenor Mike Zettlemoyer '91, "It's a feel-
ing of accomplishment when you can learn
the intricacies of a piece of music and
present it to people and see and hear how
truly inspired they were."
One of the reasons the Alumni Cho-
rale originally formed, Getz said, was that
there weren't a lot of local groups where
graduates could sing. But around 1978,
"there was a mild explosion in this area
of choral groups," Getz said, adding that
there are now about 15 such organiza-
tions in the Harrisburg area. "We have in
Some Alumni Clioiale nuinben iia\tl giecit distaiu.es to attend the weekly lehearsals
with the Harrisburg Symphony at the
Forum, at the National Cathedral in Wash-
ington, D.C., and in New York City's
Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. Their
performance with the Air Force Band of
the East at Founders Hall in Hershey was
recorded on compact disc.
In February, the singers joined the
Susquehanna Chorale and Chamber Sing-
ers of Harrisburg for the Central Pennsyl-
vania Choral Festival at Harrisburg' s
Market Square Presbyterian Church. In
April, the Chorale participated in Jazz at
Engle Hall, the 45th anniversary of the
introduction of jazz to Lebanon Valley's
For its spring concert series this year,
the Chorale took on a new challenge: an
entire program of African-American
music. To help transform the Chorale into
a gospel choir, the group brought in guest
artist Anthony Leach '73, a Pennsylvania
State University faculty member.
The Alumni Chorale's expenses are
paid largely through donations from
one sense created our own competition."
He pointed out Eric Dundore '79, a former
Alumni Chorale member, went on to
direct the Harrisburg Chamber Singers.
"To me, it's extremely moving that
former students feel a desire to continue
to sing, whether in the Chorale or in some
other organization," Getz said, "and that
they choose to sing in the Alumni Cho-
rale is particularly moving and very much
At the rehearsal, Getz is leading sing-
ers in "Why Do We Deal Treacherously?"
by Judith Lang Zaimont. His voice is not
loud, yet it carries above the music. He
tells the Chorale members that they should
not rely only on him and the piano for the
beat, but that it must come from inside
them. For many of the singers, the music
and the Chorale are indeed a part of them.
"Mostly I do it because I love it, because
I love to sing," said Sally Allebach '78. A
choral music teacher in the Pottstown School
Spring/Summer 1995 27
District, she drives two hours to Annville
for rehearsals. The soprano appreciates the
chance to be a singer. She also likes learn-
ing about conducting style, vocal techniques
and stylistic approaches to different litera-
ture. "I get a lot of information that I use in
my school groups," she explains.
Luanne Clay '69, who had sung in the
Concert Choir, thinks of her time with
the Chorale as a gift to herself — and she's
been a member since its founding. "It
doesn't seem like a Monday night if
I'm not there," said Clay, an alto. "The
rehearsals are really worthwhile. If you
miss a rehearsal, you've missed a lot."
Her major was elementary education, and
she now works at Crayon Comer in
Baritone Ivan Wittel '79, a music
teacher in Lancaster County's Solanco
School District, and his wife, Kim, joined
the Chorale when they were married 12
"I've worked with lots of different
groups. It's difficult to find a really top-
quality choral experience," Wittel said,
adding that the Alumni Chorale offers
that challenge. "I like the fact that I can
still have some attachment and associa-
tion to the college," said Wittel.
Soprano Victoria Rose of Harrisburg,
a Chorale member for about seven years,
for the past three has been adjunct in-
structor of voice at the college. When the
Peabody Conservatory graduate moved
to this area, she recalled, "I had given up
ever being in contact with the level of
musicians that I had worked with in Bal-
timore." And then she met Dr. Pierce
Getz, heard the Alumni Chorale, and de-
cided she wanted to be a part of it.
Chorale members echo Rose's belief
that Getz helps to drive that desire for
quality. A veteran of the Concert Choir,
he observed that "there was almost a void,
not being able to participate in a group of
the caliber that Dr. Getz's group had typi-
cally been," said Zettlemoyer. He joined
the Chorale about a year after he gradu-
ated in 1991, even though he lives in
Selinsgrove, almost 90 minutes away.
He's a buyer and price analyst for
Sunbury-based Weis Markets.
"I'm sure that there are very good
choirs in this area, but when you've been
part of the Concert Choir, there's kind of
a loyalty to Dr. Getz," Zettlemoyer said.
"He knows in his mind the way he wanted
the music to sound, and when we at least
get close to what he expects to hear, his
face just starts beaming with this big
smile, and you know that you've per-
formed at least to your level of ability."
"He's such a natural teacher," said
Rose, adding that the Chorale "is like a
master class in choral conducting. For
him, it's the right way or no way. It's
always the music first. He serves the music
and what has come before him, and God,
of course." Even rehearsals, she added, are
"a worshipful experience."
A native of Denver in Lancaster
County, Getz grew up on a chicken farm.
His family was a musical one. His father
directed local church choirs. Getz's
brother, Russ '49, who died in 1986,
served on the faculty at Gettysburg Col-
lege and directed its college choir.
It was while a student at the Valley
that Pierce Getz experienced a defining
Dr. Pierce Getz '51, the Chorale's beloved
conductor, started the group 17 years ago
to give Lebanon Valley graduates an oppor-
tunity to continue singing.
moment in his musical life. He was a
member of the first Intercollegiate Cho-
rus, conducted by Lara Hoggard, who
was also working with Fred Waring and
the Pennsylvanians at the time. During
a concert at the Forum in Harrisburg,
Waring himself stepped in as a guest
"From that experience on, I knew I had
to be a choral conductor," Getz recalled.
In the eight years after earning his
bachelor's degree in music education at
Lebanon Valley in 195 1 , Pierce Getz went
on for a master's degree in sacred music
at Union Theological Seminary, married
Gene, and spent five years teaching in
Japan. There, the Getzes spent five years
as educational missionaries. He taught at
Doshisha University in Kyoto and Miyagi
College in Sendai, where he organized a
glee club whose members still meet regu-
larly to rehearse and perform. Getz vis-
ited Japan for their reunion concerts in
1991 and 1994.
In 1959, when the Getzes came back to
the States, the alumnus returned to the Val-
ley for good. He taught organ and directed
the Concert Choir, Chapel Choir and Col-
lege Chorus. During his 29 years conduct-
ing the Concert Choir, Getz led the group
on many tours, to New England, Florida
and one in Europe with many performances
behind the Iron Curtain.
Getz, who earned his doctor of musical
arts degree from the Eastman School of
Music, has been active in church music.
For 21 years, he served as organist and
director of music at Annville United Meth-
odist Church. Since 1987, he has held the
same position at Market Square Presbyte-
rian Church in Harrisburg.
He also leads church music workshops
and is a consultant to churches planning
organ installations. His wife. Gene, a reg-
istered nurse, has been in the Chorale
since its founding. The Getzes, who live
in Annville, have two grown children —
Anita Chapman '76 of Lebanon County
and Joseph Getz '79 of Harrisburg.
Getz smiled as he recalled the surprise
he received when he retired in 1990.
Former Concert Choir members had been
invited to return to campus, and after a
concert, they thronged to the stage to sing
together. "It was just a sea of memories in
seeing all these faces, a very, very mov-
ing experience," Getz remembered.
The conductor doesn't take his respon-
sibilities lightly. Working with his former
students in the Chorale, Getz said, has
given him a chance to see "what they are
doing in their own professional fields,
how they've matured through the years
into responsible teachers and musicians
or whatever area they're involved in."
The Chorale encourages people to audi-
tion, Getz and the singers agree. They would
also like to forge closer ties to the college.
The Concert Choir has always had packed
audiences at its concerts, Zettlemoyer
remarked, adding that "I would hope that
our group develops, even more over the
years, that following."
The Chorale has enjoyed presenting
at off-campus concerts its high level of
musical excellence, Getz emphasized. "It
is an experience that very few conductors
have in their entire lifetime, to work with
young people and develop musical and
technical characteristics that can be car-
ried on for years and years following their
graduation. It's an experience that per-
mits constant growth."
Stephen Trapnell '90 is a staff writer for
the Lancaster New Era.
28 The Valley
Dr. Oliver S. Heckman '22 writes that he
has recently traveled to the South Pacific and the
Upper Mississippi areas.
Ellen S. Keller '25, September 6, 1994. She
had retired from the Commonwealth of Penn-
sylvania as assistant comptroller, Department
of Property and Supplies and General Services
Rev. Clyde Wilton Tinsman '25, December
10, 1994. He began his preaching ministry in the
former Evangelical United Brethren Church in
1917. During his 50 years as a pastor, he served
churches in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.
Rev. Dr. Mervie H. Welty '26, November
12, 1994. He was a retired United Methodist
pastor and had formerly served on various United
Methodist boards. From 1946 until 1966, he was
an LVC trustee. He also served on the board of
trustees of the United Theological Seminary in
Edna M. Early '31 is living in Grace Retire-
ment Community in Myerstown, Pa.
Mary J. Eppley '32 served in the "ministry
of God's service" in 15 states and in Canada.
Esther Smelser Duke '35 still volunteers
her service to the needy, mostly young mothers
getting off drugs. She also teaches a small class
in the Japanese language.
Bruce M. Metzger '35 was awarded the 1 994
Burkitt Medal in Biblical Studies by the British
Academy for his "contributions to New Testa-
ment and related studies of unusual extent and
value." In 70 years, he is only the third American
scholar to receive this medal.
Leia Eshelman Fretz '36 of Hagerstown,
Md., and her husband, Clarence, have been liv-
ing at a Mennonite Fellowship House for the past
Paul T. Ulrich '38 of Houston, Texas,
received a Governor's appointment as a delegate
to the National White House Conference on
Aging, held in Washington, D.C., in May 1995.
Dorothy Hiester Behney '30, December 1 5,
1994. A retired school teacher, she was the widow
of Dr. J. Bruce Behney '28.
Rev. Robert W. Etter '35, March 28, 1994.
He was a minister and research chemist. He served
as a research chemist with General Motors in
Dayton, Ohio, from 1942 to 1944 and with RCA
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in Lancaster, Pa., from 1953 to 1975. He retired
as a minister from Coleman Memorial Chapel,
United Presbyterian Church, in Brickerville, Pa.,
where he had served as pastor since 1956.
Dr. John K. Kitzmiller '39, June 30, 1994.
He was a physician in general practice in Harris-
burg. Both of his daughters are LVC graduates:
Janet K. Stahe '75 and Joan Kitzmiller '77.
Hilbert V. Lochner '39, May 16, 1994. He
served as assistant professor in economics at
LVC from 1947 to 1952. From 1952 to 1962, he
was personnel director for the Army Air Force
Exchange Services in Indiantown Gap, Pa. He
was assistant professor in economics at
Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, Pa., from
1962 to 1968. While at LVC, he reactivated the
Pennsylvania Pi Gamma Mu Chapter. Pi Gamma
Mu is a scholastic organization of the National
Social Science Honor Society.
Frank A. Rozman '39, January 6, 1995. He
was a retired social studies teacher for the
Susquehanna Township (Pa.) School District,
with 27 years of service. He is survived by his
wife, Tillie A. Smisi Rozman, and a son. Dr.
Frank E. Rozman.
Dorothy Landis Gray '44 is writing her
dissertation, the final requirement for her Ph. D.
at the Catholic University of America in Wash-
Jeanne Waller Hoerner '45 gave the fifth
annual piano-organ recital with organist Marilyn
Kiefer for the Scottsdale (N.Y.) organ club in
Scottsdale Presbyterian Church. She is a retired
teacher, pianist and organist from Pittsford, N.Y.
Dr. J. Ross Albert '47 is teaching music
appreciation part-time at the University of South
Carolina at Spartanburg.
Rev. Franklin G. Senger III '48 was hon-
ored by his bishop and congregation on his 35th
anniversary as pastor of the Lutheran Church of
the Holy Comforter in Washington, D.C. Two
city councilmen presented him with a resolution
from the council, citing his extensive community
Dr. John E. Marshall '49 retired from his
medical practice and lives with his wife, Elaine
Heilman Marshall '48, in Pawleys Island, S.C.
Martha Ross Swope '48, January 5, 1995.
She was retired from the Cornwall-Lebanon (Pa.)
School District, where she taught special educa-
tion students. She and her husband, John F.
Swope '42, served on LVC's Toward 2001 Ixba-
non Campaign Committee. A scholarship has
been established in their honor. She instructed
adults and children in swimming at the Lebanon
YMCA, where for many years she was the social
director. She was an active member at St.
Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Lebanon, serv-
ing as a teacher and as an ordained deacon.
Dr. Loy C. Awkerman '50 retired on
December 31, 1994, after 42 years of practicing
veterinary medicine. He and his wife. Rose Marie
Root Awkerman '49, have moved to Lebanon,
Pa. Loy, a Harrisburg native, in 1952 opened
a mixed practice in Manheim — he treated farm
animals and household pets. Dairy farmers were
frequent clients, and he responded to many emer-
gencies during the birth of calves. Because farm-
ers were up early to milk, it was common for the
vet to get a call long before sunrise. He was
basically on call 24 hours a day, seven days a
week. The pace became more hectic, more stress-
ful, and, in 1976, he limited his practice to small
Dr. David Wallace '50 retired from the
National Park Service in June 1994 after 33 years
as a museum curator specializing in historic fur-
Harold G. Engle, Jr. '51 retired from the
Hershey Foods Corp. Technical Center on Octo-
ber 1, 1994, with 38 years of service.
Sara Etzweiler Linkous '51 opened an
antique shop in her father's funeral home and
furniture store in Columbia, Pa.
Rev. Robert P. Longenecker '51 retired on
June 30, 1994, after 40 years as an Evangelical
United Brethren/United Methodist pastor.
William F. Miller '51 and his wife, Eliza-
beth Gaskill Miller '54, divide their time among
Florida, Maine and Pennsylvania. They have
realized their goal: "Palms in winter; pines in
Lee R. Thierwechter '51 retired from the
Aid Association for Lutherans on August 31,
1994. He and his wife are still involved in their
own partnership, which they named Unique
Associates. Lee writes, "In addition to volunteer
work, I am reaching the finish line of writing my
early autobiography in Pennsylvania German.
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Thanks to an overwhelming response
from alumni, parents and friends,
Pennsylvania will issue an official
Lebanon Valley College license
plate. The Alumni Programs Office
is now working with the Transporta-
tion Department on
^the plate design.
If you signed up
, for a license plate,
,you will receive
"niation in the next few
'months. If you wish to sign up,
call toll-free at 1-800-ALUM-LVC.
That work centers around Zour Lutheran Church
and the 22-acre farm where we lived, and the
former residence of Dr. Ezra Grumbine, where
we lived in my late high school and college years
(all in Mount Zion, Lebanon County. Pa.)." He is
a contributor in Pennsylvania German to Scare-
crow, a monthly magazine published by Dillman
Publications and Productions in Lewistown.
Joe T. Oxley '52 is owner/director of the
Monmouth Day Camp in Middleton, N.J.
Joan Spangler Sachs '53 is the organist at
Presbyterian Church of Falling Springs in
Chambersburg, Pa., He is also a private piano
teacher at Cumberland Valley School of Music
and a member of the board of directors of the
Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter.
Robert J. Tarantolo '53 retired on May 1.
1994. as school business administrator after 33
years with the West Long Branch (N.J.) Board of
Edward H. Walton '53 was named to a
committee to select members of a new hall of
fame for Boston Red Sox players. The hall of
fame is in conjunction with the New England
Sports Museum. Also serving on the committee
are museum and Red Sox officials and veteran
sports writers and broadcasters. He has published
two books on the Red Sox and has contributed
numerous articles on baseball to a variety of
Rev. Canon Stanley F. Imboden '55 cel-
ebrated 42 years in the pastoral ministry as he
retired July 1994 after 17 years as rector of the
250-year-old St. James Episcopal Church in
Lancaster. Pa. In 1988, he received an honorary
doctor of divinity degree from LVC. He and his
wife. Diane, live in their new home near Mt.
Joyce Hill Madden '55 is a member of the
Pasadena (Calif.) Community United Methodist
Church Choir, whose concert was shown on
Christmas Eve 1994. on CBS.
Shirley Warfel Knade '56 has completed 19
years in hospital management in ambulatory care
services in the family planning department of
Williamsport (Pa.) Hospital. She taught music
privately and in the public schools for nine years
before she started her work at the hospital.
June Lykens Lantz '57 retired after 3 1 years
of teaching music and English in Warwick School
District in Lititz. Pa. She began a new position in
October 1994 a.s the minister of music at Otterbein
United Methodist Church in Lancaster. June's
husband. Wilbur Franklin Lantz '57, completed
an interim pastorate at Jerusalem United Church
of Christ in Penryn in January 1994. He was
beginning another interim pastorate at St. Luke's
UCC in Lititz when he suffered two heart
attacks. Open heart surgery followed. The Lantzes
live in Blossom Hill in Lancaster.
Robert J. Nelson '57 is a senior vice presi-
dent and board member of Ranger Insurance Co.
R. Barry Boehler '57, October 2 1 . 1 994. He
was a real estate broker in Lebanon. Pa. While at
LVC. Barry was a basketball player. He is sur-
vived by his wife, Mildred E. Smith Boehler, and
a daughter, Cynthia L. Boehler '76.
Dr. JoAnne Pieringer '57. July 22, 1994.
Since 1976, she had been a professor of bio-
chemistry at the Philadelphia College of Osteo-
pathic Medicine, where she also was vice
chairperson of her department. She was voted
Teacher of the Year in 1992 and 1993, received
the SNMA Mentor Award in 1993 and was hon-
ored with the Lindback Award for excellence in
teaching in 1982. Surviving are her husband. Dr.
Ronald A. Pieringer; a daughter, Laura L.
Pieringer; and a son, David A. Pieringer.
Charles L. Brent '59. June 26, 1994. He was
controller for Telephone Progress, Inc. in York, Pa.
Joseph B. Dietz '60 was ordained on October
8, 1994, to the Sacred Order of Deacons in the
Episcopal Church by Bishop Allen L. Bartett Jr.,
at the Christ Church in Pottslown. Pa.. Joseph
serves as a deacon at St. Peter's Church in
Ronald L. Dietz '60 is the director of the York
Chamber Singers in York. Pa. The group recently
sponsored a workshop and concert by The Western
Wind, an acclaimed professional vocal ensemble.
The Chamber Singers appeared with the "Wind" in
two numbers especially arranged for the occasion.
The Chamber Singers also appeared for the sixth
Christmas season at Longwood Gardens.
Brenda Funk Hughes '60 married Robert
R. Berry in April 1994. She graduated from
Oglethorpe University in May 1994 with a
master's degree in education. She was selected
for Who's Who Among America's Teachers in
Marilyn RinkerTennerjohn '62 was included
in Who's Who Amont; America's Teachers in
1994. She had an article published in
"RoundTable" of the English Journal. March
Shirley Brown Michel '63 of North Wales.
Pa. and her hu.sband. Joseph W. Michel, were
saddened by the death of their only child. An-
drew, on December 17. 1993. two days after his
Sallie Gerhart-Light '64 teaches computer
to children in grades 1 -6 and to adult classes. She
also presents workshops in "HyperCard Presen-
Patricia McDyer Pece '64 was sworn in as
an AineriCorps-VISTA member in December
1994. She is working in Chambersburg (Pa.) with
the Single Point of Contact Program, which helps
single mothers leave welfare.
Dale Hains '65 umpires at more than 200
baseball games a year in Florida high schools
and colleges. He also helps with the USA Olym-
A. Barry Yocom '65 is enjoying a one-year
sabbatical from Tredyffrin-Easttown School Dis-
trict in Phoenixville. Pa. He will retire this year
after 30 years in the school district. He began his
career with the district as a social studies teacher
at the Valley Forge Junior High School the year
it opened. Three years later, he became the assis-
tant principal and subsequently accepted the
principalship, a position he held for nine years.
In 1980, Barry joined the central administrative
team, serving as supervisor of secondary educa-
tion and later as director of curriculum and
instruction. In 1990, he became acting superin-
tendent for 12 months. He was honored as the
"Citizen of the Year" by the Paoli Business and
Professional Association. Barry and his wife,
Carol Lisa Clay Yocom '67, have four daugh-
ters; their youngest, Jennifer, is a member of the
class of 1998 at LVC.
Robert E. Horn '66 is a tax accountant with
Dorwart, Andrew & Co., a CPA firm in Lancaster,
Bonita J. Young Connolly '67 is the sup-
port service coordinator for the Association for
Retarded Citizens in Frederick, Md.
Walter D. Otto '67 accepted a position with
PP&L to head a project that started in February
1995 in Italy. He and his wife, Pat, are living in
Ellen Jackson Patterson '67 is curator at
the 1767 Murray Farmhouse at the Poricy Park
in Middletown, N.J.
Janice Koehler Richardson '68 is a school
librarian with the Leander Independent School
District in Texas.
James Van Camp '68 is product manager at
Nalco Chemical Co., Naperville, 11. He also serves
as choir director at the Hanmee Presbyterian
Church in Glen Ellyn, where his wife, Grayson,
is an associate pastor.
Nancy Robinson Learning '69 is executive
vice president and COO of Tufts Health Plans in
Lars J. Lovegren '69 is an income mainte-
nance caseworker for Pennsylvania's Department
of Public Welfare York County Assistance Of-
fice in York. He and his wife, Marcella L.
Hilgefort Lovegren, have two children: Sarah
Elizabeth, born on August 26, 1992, and Jacob
Michael, born on June 4, 1994.
Carl L. Marshall '69 was honored by the
Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Association with the
Charles Eby Award for innovative planning
and administration of programs leading to the
employment of people with disabilities. He is
responsible for the statewide activities of the
Americans with Disabilities Act for the Pennsyl-
vania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Patricia A. Pingel '69 is an environmental
planner for the Pennsylvania Department of
Environment Resources, developing the Coastal
Nonpoint Pollution Program to improve the qual-
ity of Lake Erie and the Delaware River estuary.
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Susanne Marie Leonard Huey '64, Decem-
ber 6, 1994. She was the wife of James D. Huey
'64. She was a music teacher in the Diocese of
Harrisburg and a partner in Family Businesses
Concessionaries, Ltd. She had done graduate
work at Yale University and Temple University.
Karen Kirby Adair '70 is a doctor of
chiropractic medicine at the A. Adair & Lord
Chiropractic Clinic in Allen, Texas.
Barry W. Burdick '70 married Shari
Halperin in October 1994 and moved to
Newtown, Pa. Barry is vice president of diversi-
fied operations for New Jersey State Medical
Underwriters, Inc. in Lawrenceville.
James M. Rife '70 works in the sales/mar-
keting department of Olympic Packaging Corp.
in Winston-Salem, N.C.
John (Buzz) Jones '72 received a doctor of
musical arts degree from Temple University and
was awarded tenure at Gettysburg College, where
he teaches music. He directs The Buzz Jones Big
Band, which will perform at the Montreux Jazz
Festival in Switzerland, July 7- 1 0, 1 995 Priscilla
C. Baylan '79, David L. Godshall '81 and Wil-
liam G. Perbetsliy '81 perform with the band.
Nancy McCullough Longnecker '72 is princi-
pal of Dublin Elementary School in Harford
Tlieresa Ann Crook Ziegler '72 is regula-
tory compliance advisor for SmithKline Beecham
Pharmaceuticals in King of Prussia, Pa.
Donald B. Frantz '73 is producer for the
National (U.S.) and Canadian touring companies
of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast." He was
profiled in the Fall 1993 Valley.
Bonnie Pliillips Guggenheim '73 has been
selected by Metropolitan State College (MSC) to
serve on its committee to develop a Middle School
Teacher Certification Program for the State of
Colorado. For the Denver Public Schools, she
co-chairs the Professional Development School
Committee at Skinner Middle School, a lab school
for MSC. She retired from the Army Reserve
after 21 years.
Anthony T. Leach '73 was the guest artist
with LVC's Alumni Chorale for the second half
of its 1994-95 season, which featured music of
African-American composers. Tony is a faculty
member at the Pennsylvania State University,
where he is a candidate for the Ph.D. in music
education. He has conducted the Penn State
University Glee Club, Concert Choir and the
University Choir. In addition, he is the founding
director of Essence of Joy, a small ensemble
specializing in traditional and contemporary gos-
Photographs taken by Robert B. Lee '73 of
Duane Eddy at Hershey Park in 1959-60 were
included in a biography of the rock star pub-
lished in Europe in December 1994.
Scott T. Sener '73 is varsity Softball coach
at Manheim (Pa.) Central High School.
Dr. Marsha Edwards Zehner '73 is super-
intendent of the Annville-Cleona School District
in Annville. She is a 21 -year veteran of the
John M. Pumphrey '74 is chairman of the
Maryland State Special Education Advisory
John F. Halbleib '75 is a partner in the
Chicago office of Vedder, Price, Kaufman and
Kammholtz, a law firm with over 160 attorneys
in Chicago, New York City, Washington, D.C.,
and Rockford. II. John represents commercial
banks and institutional and corporate clients in
unsecured and asset based financings, with par-
ticular emphasis on structured finance and asset
James Kowalchuk '76 ia a teacher with the
Glynmn County Board of Education in
Nancy Lois Miller '76 married the Rev. Dr.
David G. Heberling, pastor of First United Meth-
odist Church in Media, Pa., on November 19,
1994. Nancy is pastor at Radnor United Method-
ist Church in Rosemont.
Sylvia Frey Moyer '76 is a sales counselor
with Gibraltar Corp. -Rolling Green Cemetery in
Camp Hill, Pa. She was profiled in the winter
Joanne L. Toby '76 is in her seventh year as
associate dean of student development at Averett
College in Danville, Va.
John J. Cooper '77 is a caseworker for the
Department of Public Welfare in Reading, Pa.
Ronald R. Afflebach '78 is the employee
relations manager for Hershey Chocolate North,
a new manufacturing facility in Hershey, Pa. He
received an M.B.A. in management from St.
Joseph's University in 1988. He plans to start
working on a Ph.D. in business administration at
Temple University this fall.
Brian S. Allebach '78 and his wife, Jennifer,
welcomed twin daughters, Katherine Lee and
Elizabeth Janet, on November 9, 1994.
Dr. Walter Kobasa, Jr. '78 is an obstetri-
cian/gynecologist in Wilmington, Del.
Michael F. Faherty '79 is an attorney with
the law firm of Marshall, Dennehy, Warner,
Coleman and Goggin in Harrisburg.
Jan Eric Smith '79 is a senior chemist with
the Jamestown Paint Co. in Western Pennsylva-
nia. In a previous research position with a paper
company, Jan was awarded a patent for work on
paper coating and application. Jan's wife, Tina
Ogden Smith '79, a pre-school teacher, received
her M.Ed, from Ohio University in 1980. Jan and
Tina have two sons, Eric, 9, and Forrest, 4.
Dr. JoAnn Jeffers Clem '80 is an optom-
etrist at Cherry Grove Eye Center in North Myrtle
Beach, S.C. Her hus;band, David, is an optician
at the center.
Denise A. Foor Foy '80 is a school nurse
with the Chestnut Ridge School District in New
Kevin Thomas Leddy '80 is an adult learner
counselor at the Pennsylvania State University
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Lori A. Morgan '80 and Paul R. Celluzzi
were married on October 22, 1994. Lori is a
paralegal with the law firm of Sherman &
Shalloway in Alexandria, Va., and is pursuing a
graduate degree in legal administration. Lori and
Paul have four children: Olivia, 16; Sarah, ID;
Christopher, 8; and Rachel, 4.
Lisa Togno Burrowes '81 and her husband,
Paul, announce the birth of their first child, Paul
Burrowes, on October 4, 1994. Lisa was vice
president/studio operations at Group IV Studios
in Hollywood, Calif.
Andrea Davino '81 and Robert Danch were
married in April 1994. She is a principal actuary
of A. Foster Higgins and Co. in Princeton, N.J.
Caria Powell Desilets '81 writes, "Home is
where the Army sends you." She is serving in
beautiful northern Italy. A second son, Henry
David, was born on November 4, 1993.
Leo C. Hearn, Jr. '81 is corporate director.
Health and Safety, for EMCON in Jacksonville,
Fla. He is responsible for the management of
health and safety programs for 1,200 employees
in 40 offices nationwide for this environmental
consulting company, which specializes in air qual-
ity, solid waste and hazardous waste. He recently
signed an agreement to publish his second book,
A Guide to the Management of Lead-Based Paint
in the Industrial Workplace. He serves on the
editoral board for the Pb Bulletin, a national
publication of the Steel Structures Painting Coun-
cil. He chaired a session on lead paint abatement
for the council's international conference and
exhibition and also .serves as national vice chair-
man of the American Industrial Hygiene Asso-
ciation Laboratory Accreditation Program. He
and his wife have two children: Sarah Marie and
Leo C. Hearn III.
Ray O. Herndon '81 is editor of association/
business publishing at Kendall/Hunt Publishing
Co. in Falls Church, Va.
Sharon P. Love Luyben '81 chairs the music
department at the Wyomissing (Pa.) Area School
District, where she also serves as choral director.
Her concert choir performed in the Magic King-
dom of Walt Disney World, Fla., on Palm Sun-
day 1995. Sharon resides in Wyomissing Hills
with her husband. Bill, and sons Nathaniel and
Janine Maletsky '81 and her husband, John
Hayes, welcomed their first child, Jonathan
Maletsky Hayes, on January 13, 1994.
Craig C. dinger '81 and his wife, Chris-
tine Lowther dinger '81 welcomed the birth of
their second child, Mark Nelson Olinger, on May
Debra Poley Schmidt '81 and her husband,
the Rev. Gary Schmidt, welcomed a daughter,
Jessica Christine, on October 10, 1994. They
have three other children: Jennifer, Julie and
John P. Shott '81 is president of the Leba-
non School Board, on which he has served since
1989. He is employed by the Pennsylvania
Scott K. Berger '82 is senior programmer
analyst for INTEL Corp. in Chandler, Ariz. He is
completing his M.B.A. at Keller Graduate School
of Management. Sally Anne Foose Berger '83
is a 3rd grade teacher at Jefferson Elementary
School in Mesa, Ariz.
Glenn Steinmuller '82 is a police officer for
the Nassau County Police Department in Mineola,
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Rev. Timothy J. Wolf '82 is northeast
regional director for the Association for Chris-
tians in Student Development.
Colleen Cassidy Schleicher '83 reports that
she has three sons: John Cassidy, Benjamin James
and Timothy William, and a daughter, Amanda
Jane, bom December 31, 1994.
Ralph Ackerman '84 and his wife, Sharon,
welcomed their second child, Garrett John, on
January 3, 1995. They have a daughter, Jordan.
Holly Hanawalt Gainor '84 and her hus-
band, Ray, welcomed a daughter, Emma Jean, on
June 6, 1994.
Herbert Hutchinson '84 is a search consult-
ant for Gordon Wahls Co. in Media, Pa.
Kay Bennighof Kufera '84 and her hus-
band, Joseph, welcomed a second son, Joshua, in
July 1994. He joins Gregory, 2 1/2.
Wayne Martin '84 is materials manager for
Sandvik Steel, Inc. in Scranton, Pa. He and his
wife, Elizabeth Justin Martin '87, have one
daughter, Kimberly Elizabeth, born May 16,
Sheila McElwee '84 married Marc Witmer
on October 29, 1994. The couple, who are both
research technicians, reside in King of Prussia,
Michele Gawel Verratti '84 and Nicholas
Verratti '85 welcomed a son, Justin Nicholas,
on May 13, 1994.
Leslie Gilmore Webster '84 and her hus-
band, Stuart, have a daughter, Lauren Grace,
bom July 1, 1994.
Joanne Stimpson Nickerson '85 and her
husband, Stephen J. Nickerson '83, have a
daughter, Lauren Kaye, born on October 1 , 1994.
Elizabeth Gross Swartz '85 is gallery direc-
tor at Montana Trails Gallery in Bozeman, Mont.
She married Ben Swartz in October 1990.
Kent D. Henry '86 works for Hewlett-
Packard, Bay Analytical Operation in Palo Alto,
Geoffrey Howson '86 is a critical care nurse
at Milford (Del.) Memorial Hospital. He gradu-
ated cum laude from the University of Delaware
in June 1994 with a B.S.in nursing.
Barbara J. deMoreland Kirner '86 is a
self-employed skin care and image consultant in
Fort Worth, Texas.
Rebecca Wise Marks '86 is a buyer for Belk
Co.'s weekend and swim division. In January,
she retumed to New York City from her second
trip to the Orient, where she spent a week in
India and a week in Sri Lanka, Singapore and
Taiwan, developing a sportswear line for 1995.
Theresa Rachuba '86 married Jay
Leatherbury on September 20, 1994.
Scott A. Wien '86 is employed by IBM and
trained as a CNE to service a networking envi-
ronment in New Jersey.
Denise Heckler Carey '87 is a substitute
teacher and head field hockey coach in the North
Penn School District in Lansdale, Pa. Her hus-
band, Dave, is associate pastor at Lansdale First
United Methodist Church.
John Hintenach '87 is a business develop-
ment manager for Martin Marietta Specialty Com-
ponents in Largo, Fla. He was married to
Kimberly L. McCardle in May 1994.
Dorothy Singer Hoglund '87 is caseworker/
coordinator for the Lebanon County satellite
office of the Pennsylvania Association for the
Blind. She is responsible for managing the office;
providing case management for core services;
and transporting, escorting and teaching skills to
clients who are blind or visually impaired.
Ursula Hoey Howson '87 is a graduate stu-
dent/research assistant working toward a Ph. D.
in marine biology-biochemistry at the College of
Marine Studies at the University of Delaware in
Lewes. She and her husband, Geoffrey Howson
'86, have a daughter, Amanda, born on January
Eve R. Lindemuth '87 is a recruiter for
International Language Engineering Corp., an inter-
national translation firm located in Boulder, Colo.
Ingrid Peterson '87 is teaching educable
mentally handicapped children at Gibsonton
Elementary School near Tampa, Fla.
Eric J. Shafer '87 graduated from Candler
School of Theology at Emory University in
Atlanta in June 1 994. He is a pastor of three rural
churches in the Central Pennsylvania Confer-
ence of the United Methodist Church.
Bonnie J. Shermer '87 married Lt. Lonnie
L. Crawford on May 14, 1994, at the U.S. Naval
Academy in Annapolis, Md. Kristi Cheney '87
was the soloist for the wedding ceremony. In
January 1995, the couple moved to Okinawa,
where Lonnie will serve a three-year tour of duty
with the Marine Corps.
Margaret Springer Timmons '87 and her
husband, Dan, welcomed their first child, Caleb
Andrew, on October 12, 1994.
Karen K. Albert '88 is a 5th grade teacher
in the Central Dauphin School District in Harris-
burg. She received a master's degree in teaching
and curriculum from the Pennsylvania State Uni-
versity in May 1994.
Samuel Howard Brandt '88 teaches sci-
ence and health in the Lebanon l.U. 13 Alterna-
tive Education Program in Lebanon, Pa. He and
his wife welcomed their first child, Kenneth
Samuel, on September 27, 1994.
Desmond J. Coffey HI '88 is a dairy micro-
biologist for Lehigh Valley Dairies in Fort Wash-
ington, Pa. He married Kathy M. Hess on August
Marjorie A. Schubauer-Hartman '88 and
her husband, Michael, welcomed a daughter,
Alexandra Electra, on March 23, 1994.
Lydia Helene Neff '88 moved back to her
hometown, Ridgewood, N.J., and is an elemen-
tary BSI/suppIemental instructor in the
Ridgewood Public Schools.
Desanie D. Vlaisavljevic '88 married Rob-
ert D. Miller '91 on May 7, 1 994. Desanie works
for the Childline (Child Abuse Hotline). Robert
is a carpenter with Shaeffer & Sons Contractors
in Hershey, Pa.
Kristin K. Weible '88 and Ralph D. Heister
HI '90 were married in LVC's Miller Chapel on
November 5, 1994. Kristin is employed by
Lutheran Social Services-Child Care Programs
in Lebanon, Pa. Ralph is vice president, director
of environmental services, for All County and
Associates, Inc. in Oley, Pa.
Kristine Kropp Betz '89 is teacher/director
of Winnie-the-Pooh Pre-school in Summit Hill,
Sonja R. Compton '89 is working in
Morristown, N.J., as an administrative assistant
in quality assurance.
Maria C. Fazzolari '89 is an industrial engi-
neer for B. Braun Medical Inc. in Allentown, Pa.
She is pursuing an M.B.A. at Lehigh University.
R. Jason Herr '89 received a Ph.D. in organic
chemisU-y from the Pennsylvania State University
in August 1994. He is a post-doctoral research
fellow at the University of Delaware in Newark.
Andrew Hower '89 is a systems analyst with
Ford in New Holland, Pa., and head junior high
football coach at Conestoga Valley School Dis-
trict in Lancaster County, Pa.
Christine Richmond Hower '89 is a claim
representative with the Donegal Mutual Insur-
ance Co. and earned a Paralegal Certificate from
the Pennsylvania State University. She and her
husband, Andrew, welcomed their first child,
Brett Andrew, on June 24, 1994.
David P. Myers '89 has earned a Ph.D. in
analytical chemistry from Indiana University in
Bloomington. His Ph.D. dissertation included
construction and evaluation of a plasma time-of-
flight mass spectrometer. He is employed with
LECO Corp. in St. Joseph, Mich.
Beth A. Trout '89 married Brian Coder on
December 31, 1994. She received an M.Ed,
degree in guidance and counseling from
Millersville University in May 1994.
Annette Boyles '90 married David B. Stork
on November 4, 1994. She received a master's
degree from St. Francis College in July 1993.
D. Scott Carey '90 is a licensed psychiatric
social worker at Beth Israel Medical Center in
Newark, N.J. He received a master's degree in
social work from New York University in May
1994 and is now pursuing a post-graduate degree
in health care policy and management at NYU.
Camille Declementi '90 graduated fifth in a
class of 94 from the University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine with a V.M.D.
She has a practice in Monaca, Pa.
Sharon K. Faust '90 is senior research lab
technician for Connaught Laboratories, Inc. in
Matthew S. Guenther '90 is chairperson of
the Exeter (Pa.) Junior High English Depart-
ment. He teaches German and creative writing in
the Challenge Program. He is advisor to both the
school newspaper and the yearbook, which took
second place in National Scholastic Press Asso-
ciation and Pennsylvania Scholastic Press
Association. He is working on a master's
degree at Millersville University.
Harry (Buddy) S. Oliver HI '90 is a sys-
tems analyst for Fiberplex in Columbia, Md. His
wife, Kathy Supplee Oliver '90, is a social
worker for the Harford County Department of
Social Services in Bel Air, Md. The couple reside
Elizabeth Rosser '90 married Brian Smith
'90 on May 28, 1994. They reside in Bensalem,
Pamela B. Schaadt '90 received a master's
degree in organ performance from the Catholic
University of America in 1994. On September 3,
1994, Pamela married Christopher Mathews in
Market Square Presbyterian Church in Harris-
burg; they reside in Frederick, Md. She is music
director/organist of Middletown United Method-
ist Church, and is also teaching private music
lessons and Kindermusik classes.
Katherine B. Scheidegger '90 is a finance
and contract administrator for Physician Com-
puter Network in Morris Plains, N.J.
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Susan M. Spadjinski '90 and Vincent J.
Sasone were married on July 9, 1994, at St.
Thomas Church in Southington, Conn. The couple
resides in Vernon.
Amy M. Castle '91 married Douglas Hosier
on October 22, 1 994. They live in St. Paul, Minn.,
where Amy, who has an M.B.A. from American
University, is product requisition analyst for
Ceridan Employees' Services.
Sean Patrick Hunter '91 is a social studies
teacher for the Millersburg Area (Pa.) School
Kevin T. Kalb '91 received an M.B.A. in
financial analysis from Drexel University. He is
an accountant for the Eastern Region of Safe-
guard Business Systems, Inc. in Fort Washington,
Angela M. Krause '91 is a music teacher at
the Marshall Elementary School in Harrisburg.
James McMenamin '91 married Regina C.
Wynee of Limerick, Pa., on August 6, 1994.
James is a millwork sales specialist for The Home
Depot in King of Prussia, Pa.
Todd A. Mentzer '91 and his wife, Joyce
Attlx Mentzer '91, welcomed a daughter, Lauren
Elizabeth, on August 21, 1994. Joyce graduated
in August 1994 from the Cincinnati College-
Conservatory of Music with a master's degree in
Maryann Lucykanish Pula '91 is a 5th grade
teacher at Central School in the Great Meadows
(N.J.) Regional School District.
Beth Scbalkoff '91 is an administrative
assistant at Black Petrella Weisbord, Inc. in
Plainfield, N.J. She is married to Thomas
Rebecca L. Snyder '91 is advertising coor-
dinator for Associated Wholesalers, Inc. in
Diana L. Cook '92 married Todd Musser on
June 18, 1994. She is an elementary vocal/
general music teacher at Conrad Weiser East
Elementary School in Wemersville, Pa.
Brian Amandus Henry '92 is a sales repre-
sentative for Hechinger's and a graphic designer
for David Cooper Printing in Lancaster County,
Gregory High '92 is the manager of sales
and marketing for High Hotels, Ltd. Prior to
joining High Hotels in 1992, Gregory served as
marketing representative for High Associates,
Ltd. He is chairman of the marketing committee
for the Tri-State Association of Hampton Inns,
Inc. and is chairman of the High Foundation
Scholarship Selection Committee.
Jan Haneberg Monteverde '92 is an accoun-
tant for Conestoga Ceramic Tile in Harrisburg.
She and her husband, Terrence M. Monteverde
'92, have a son, Arthur.
Alyson J. Neiswender '92 married William
R. Adams '89 in September 1994 in Clearfield,
Pa. Alyson is a substitute teacher in the
Brookfield/Danbury schools in Brookfield,
Conn., where they reside. Bill is a research sci-
entist II for Boehringer Ingelhelm Pharmaceuti-
cal Co. in Ridgefield.
Douglas M. Zook '92 is a science teacher
and football coach at Perryville High School in
Amy G. Batman '93 is a student at the Phila-
delphia College of Pharmacy and Science.
Kimberly Bolden '93 is a program manager
in a group home for the mentally/physically
handicapped for New Directions in Progress in
Laura Etzweiler '93 is a transportation/rate
analyst for Warner-Lambert Co. in Lititz, Pa.
Lori Folk '93 is in the second year of a
master's degree program at the University of
North Carolina in Charlotte. She is also a teach-
Harold E. Fultz '93 received an M.S. degree
in computer science from Shippensburg Univer-
sity in December 1994.
Jennifer Hanshaw Hackett '93 is an editor
for Chemical Education Resources in Palmyra,
Pa. Her husband Sean Hackett '93, is a vocal
music teacher for Conrad Weiser High School in
Justine Hamilton '93 is a VISTA worker for
the Mayor's Commission on Literacy in Phila-
Theodore A. Jones '93 and his wife, Lynn
Schwalm Jones '93, welcomed a son, Tyler
Patrick, on June 7, 1994.
Helen M. Major '93 is a caseworker II in the
Mental Health/Mental Retardation Association's
early intervention program in Chester County,
Jan M. Ogurcak '93 is a 1st grade teacher at
the Jackson Elementary School in the Eastern
Lebanon County School District in Myerstown,
Pa. She also coaches the junior high school girls'
basketball team for the district.
Zoanna Lyn Payne '93 is a management
trainee for Pepperidge Farm, Inc. in Denver, Pa.
David M. Sullivan '93 is a tax accountant
for Fishbein and Co., a CPA firm in Elkins Park,
Matthew D. Barr '94 is a chemist for Ster-
ling-Winthrop Drug Co. in Myerstown, Pa.
Lt. Jennifer I. Bower '94 graduated with
honors from the officer basic course in Fort Eustis,
Va. Serving in the Army, she leads the 546th
Transportation Company (Airborne), Fort Bragg,
Craig C. Connelly '94 is a sales person for
Furniture Liquidators in Lebanon, Pa. He is mar-
ried to Dawn R. Hickman Connelly '92.
David Fromholt '94 is a salesman for
Shyda's Gun Shop in Lebanon, Pa.
Cathi Gable '94 is a printer for Express
Temporary Services in Lancaster, Pa.
David V. Gartner '94 is a quality control
analyst for Sterling Winthrop in Myerstown, Pa.
Kevin E. Kemler '94 is in the sales/market-
ing department at The Kern Group in Lancaster,
Pa. He and his wife welcomed a daughter on
December 19, 1994.
Christine J. Seibert '94 is a financial plan-
ning assistant for Richard Gabriel Van Buren
Kohlhepp, Ltd. in Horsham, Pa.
Matthew J. St. Georges '94 is a manager for
Tailfeathers, Inc. in Agawam, Mass.
Samuel Robert Willox '94 is a systems ana-
lyst for Thomson Consumer Electronics in
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