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The Valley 

Lebanon Valley College Magazine Fall 1995 * 




Sound Advice for 
Studying Music 



LETTERS 



Intolerance embarrasses 

The authors of the letters to the editor who 
expressed dismay at the article titled "Songs 
of Grief and Friendship" (Winter 1995) 
are certainly entitled to express their views. 
However, I am embarrassed to discover 
that I share the same alma mater with indi- 
viduals who hold such intolerant beliefs. 

Perhaps someone can explain to me 
how a person can condemn the lifestyle 
and behavior of gays and lesbians as 
"anti-Christian" yet not realize that such 
self-righteousness is in stark contrast to 
the very message Christ preached on Earth. 
Michael Scolamiero '81 
Riverton, N.J. 

Homosexuality is wrong 

As a graduate of Lebanon Valley College, 
I was very disturbed to see the Winter 
issue and the article, "Songs of Grief and 
Friendship." 

I grieve that you have become so po- 
litically correct and had a major article on 
homosexuality, treating it as our society 
now does, as an alternate lifestyle. In truth 
it is a morally wrong lifestyle if one goes 
by the teaching of Jesus Christ or the 
Holy Bible. I realize this is not a popular 
view, however, it is truth. 

I am certain that Gary Miller is a fine 
musician and person. I do not write to 
personally criticize him. He is misled and 
greatly deceived. I do believe it is time for 
the educated to admit that this behavior of 
homosexuality is not helpful for any indi- 
vidual and should not be encouraged. 

I believe that many of LVC's board 
would agree with my position, however 
fearful they may be to share their opinion. I 
encourage you to reconsider your encour- 
agement of homosexuality. 

Thank you for your kind attention in 
reading my view. I close with this quote, 
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of 
knowledge." (Proverbs 1:7) 
Debra Schmidt '81 
Hammonton, N.J. 

View from a trustee emerita 

Just a note to let you know how much 1 
enjoy The Valley with the articles about the 
diverse activities of LVC graduates. As for 
the comments on the article about Gary 
Miller, I did not have the impression that 
LVC was endorsing any particular lifestyle, 
only that we were being informed about 



the different sorts of people LVC grads 
are. Then, too, those who were offended 
by the article are not showing wisdom and 
Christian love for other people. 

In addition, often being a homosexual 
has nothing to do with one's ethics or 
morals. More and more research in the 
genetic background of humans indicates 
that the tendency to be homosexual is 
linked to a gene inherited from the 
maternal side, although it is most often 
expressed in men. 

Elizabeth K. Weisburger '44 
Trustee Emerita 
Bethesda, Md. 

Disagrees with statements 

RE "Letters to the Editor" about the ar- 
ticle on Gary Miller, it is appalling to me 
that someone can spend four years in col- 
lege and never learn to think objectively. 
It is almost as much as a surprise to find 
people devoid of love for their fellow 
man as it is to make the statements made 
by Edward E. Stansfield '44 and Susan E. 
Hart well '74 (Spring/Summer Valley). 

Just this morning Jessie Helms, that 
great defender of the faith, made an 
equally ignorant statement regarding the 
financing of the treatment of AIDS. Who 
appointed these three people to judge 
their fellow man? 

One of my classmates at the Valley 
was homosexual. He was a caring, artis- 
tic, studious and sensitive man who died 
a few years ago leaving the world a much 
better place because of his work. 

Lest anyone believe that I am gay, I 
can get references from any of the ladies 
in the late 1940s at LVC whom I dated to 
testify to the contrary. I woke up one day 
to find I was attracted to girls. Some 
people wake up one day to find they are 
attracted to the same gender as themselves. 

Do either of these people (Stansfield 
and Hartwell) really think that anyone 
would choose to be homosexual given the 
suffering, pain and harassment inflicted 
upon them by the "Christian Right"? How 
does Stansfield know that all the people 
who fought with him in World War II 
were straight? I doubt they were; they 
weren't in my outfit in the Korean War. 

I stopped second-guessing God some 
time ago; perhaps it was because the best 
thing I learned at LVC was to think! 
Sam Rutherford '48 
Hermet, Calif. 



She says 'Bravo!' 

I was pleased this past winter to read the 
article about LVC alumnus Gary Miller. 
He is clearly a very talented and dedi- 
cated man and musician; a good enough 
reason to publish such an article, in my 
view. Unfortunately, I know that you have 
received some negative responses regard- 
ing this article. As a result, I am writing 
to say, bravo! Keep up the good work. 
Karen J. Neiswender '82 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Article is heartwarming 

RE your article "Songs of Grief and 
Friendship": How daring! How liberal! 
How heartwarming. Keep up the good 
work. I'm proud to be an LVC alumnus. 
Margaret Gibson '84 
Irvington, Va. 

When jazz was sinful 

An observation regarding the article about 
Gary Miller: When I attended Lebanon 
Valley, I was the musical director of the 
jazz orchestra. Due to the sinful nature of 
the music, we were not allowed to re- 
hearse in the music building (Engle Hall) 
but held forth, instead, in the small down- 
stairs gymnasium. There were no chairs 
to be had, so we rehearsed, standing. Fur- 
ther, we were not allowed to perform in 
the music building, which housed the only 
auditorium on campus, unless we were 
sponsored by one of the fraternities. 

Now, the college touts the accomplish- 
ments of its homosexuals. The pendulum 
swings wide. 
Ted Blumenthal '57 
Armonk, NY. 

Too erotic? 

"The Spiritual Dimension," as illustrated 
in the arts insert in The Valley (Spring/ 
Summer) appears to me to be more erotic 
than religious, more physical than mysti- 
cal. Art, of course carries the assumption: 
"It is all in the eyes of the beholder." 
The Three Realms painted by Sidney 
Goodman, in part, bares it all leaving 
little to assume. 

There does come to mind a redemp- 
tive thought. It is in the sanctuary that the 
sensual is sanctified. 

Wayde V. Atwell '59 
Lancaster, Pa. 



Vol. 13, Number 2 



Lebanon Valley College Magazine 



Departments 



Features 



is SPORTS 

19 NEWS BRIEFS 

23 NEWSMAKERS 

26 ALUMNI NEWS 

30 CLASS NOTES 



Editor: Judy Pehrson 

Writers: 

John B. Deamer, Jr. 

Lois Fegan 

Nancy Fitzgerald 

Dr. William J. McGill 

Diane Wenger '92 

Glenn Woods '51, Class Notes 

Photographer: 
Dennis Crews 

Send comments or address changes to: 
Office of College Relations 
Laughlin Hall 
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 cooperation with 
the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Magazine 
Consortium. Editor: Donna Shoemaker; 
Designer: Royce Faddis; Production: Jes Porro. 

On the Cover: 

Picasso's 1921 "Three Musicians, " oil on 
canvas (Philadelphia Museum of Art, A.E. 
Gallatin Collection, used with permission.) 



Angels from the Real World 

A new program offers insight and hope in treating schizophrenia. 
By Nancy Fitzgerald 



The Right Mix in Music 



In five years. Dr. Mark Mecham has fulfilled the goal to make Blair 
Music Center flourish with an eye on the business of music and an ear 
for quality students. 

By Nancy Fitzgerald and Judy Pehrson 



13 Free-wheeling Economist 

At age 40, Dr. Jeanne C. Hey bought her first 10-speed; at age 62, 
the assistant professor ventures on bike trips of 1,400 miles. 

By Lois Fegan 

16 Diversity: A Moral and 
Educational Imperative 

The college's Diversity Task Force addresses the need for a 
multicultural community. 

By Dr. William J. McGill 




For musicians of many ages, Lebanon Valley offers a setting that is both playful and serious. 



Angels from 
the Real World 



When the drug therapies 
weren't enough, 
psychologist Sal Cullari 
found a gentle way to 
brighten the lives of 
schizophrenic patients. 



By Nancy Fitzgerald 



On a clear blue July morning, a 
middle-aged woman in a purple 
T-shirt approaches Sal Cullari as 
he escorts a visitor along the tree-lined 
pathways at the Harrisburg State Hospi- 
tal. Animated and intense, the woman 
relays to Cullari a message she's received 
from God, telling her to cut off her leg in 
order to save the world. Cullari, showing 
polite and respectful interest, advises her 
not to hurt herself, wishes her well and 
goes on his way. 

The woman, Cullari explains, is a long- 
time resident, one of the 70 percent of the 
hospital's patients suffering from schizo- 
phrenia. The psychiatric disorder plays 
havoc with her mind, bringing about de- 
lusions, paranoia and a complicated, tor- 
tured way of thinking that would leave a 
normal person exhausted and confused. 
Like others afflicted with schizophrenia, 
this woman lives with an illness that has 
ravaged her own personal world and cut 
her off from the world around her, leaving 
her an island in a sea of people who don't 
know what to make of her and aren't sure 
just what to do with her. 

And that's the terrible thing about 
schizophrenia — the loneliness. While most 
people define themselves and give mean- 
ing to their lives through the relationships 
they form, for schizophrenics life is lived 
in a kind of isolation. 

"Most schizophrenic patients are aso- 
cial," explains Cullari, who used to head up 
psychological services in the admissions 
unit at the Harrisburg hospital and now 
serves as chair of psychology at Lebanon 



Valley College. "They're thought of as lon- 
ers. It's hard to interact with them, and they 
don't usually like to interact with others — 
they don't trust people, and they may even 
think you'll hurt them or kill them. The 
conventional wisdom — the one you find in 
the textbooks — is that schizophrenics just 
aren't able to form a relationship." 

But Cullari, along with several col- 
leagues, has challenged the conventional 
wisdom and proved it wrong. In a project 
begun in 1984, he, along with University 
of Pennsylvania psychiatrist Joseph 
DiGiacomo and Edith Krohn, who directs 
consultations at Harrisburg, have paired 
up volunteers with long-term schizo- 
phrenic patients in an attempt to form 
relationships that would improve the qual- 
ity of their lives. 

"When I first came here in the early 
'80s," says DiGiacomo, "I saw something 
that really baffled me. At Penn, we were 
using drug therapy to treat schizophrenics 
and get them back out in the world in six 
weeks. Here, I was seeing patients who 
had been staying for years — people who 
were being treated with all the standard 
drugs and still weren't getting better. I 
began to wonder, 'If they're all on the 
proper drugs, and the drugs can cure them, 
then how come they're still here?'" 

As he and his associates pondered the 
question, they discovered a missing link. 
The patients at Harrisburg were mainly 
receiving drug therapy, and for them, noth- 
ing much was changing. "Think back," 
challenges DiGiacomo, "to what has 
changed you most in your life — it's been 
the relationships you've formed. Relation- 
ships are the basis of changes that people 
make. And these people had no relation- 
ships — we assumed that the drugs were 
so effective that we didn't need any talk- 
ing, any psychotherapy. But something 
clearly wasn't working." 

From that insight, it was just a short leap 
to the formation of the Relationship Project, 
designed to foster the one-to-one human 
connections that might enhance the lives of 
some of society's loneliest people. It's an 
approach that seems to make perfect sense — 
and makes you wonder anew at some of the 
inhuman approaches of the past. 



Dark Ages 



"Society has never really known what to 
do with its outcasts," says Krohn. 
Throughout the ages human beings have 
adopted a trial-and-error approach to 
dealing with those who don't fit into the 
regular mold. Methods have ranged from 
shackling in chains to hydrotherapy to 
burning at the stake. Treating the men- 
tally ill has featured a long history of 
clutching at straws. Today psychologists 
can look back with the benefit of hind- 




sight and make educated guesses about 
famous nonconformed. Joan of Arc, for 
example, some surmise, may have been 
a manic-depressive who suffered from 
an illness, similar in many ways to 
schizophrenia, characterized by visions 
and delusions. 

"There was a 14th-century book that of- 
fered diagnosis and treatment of the men- 
tally ill," says DiGiacomo. "It recommended 
purification — burning the person alive. 
When her captors burned Joan of Arc at the 
stake, they thought that she was possessed 



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While working at the Harrisburg State Hospital, Sal Cullari (opposite page) began to 
pair up schizophrenic patients with volunteers to ease the patients' feelings of isolation. 



and that they were giving her the best pos- 
sible treatment. Women believed to be 
'witches' also exhibited symptoms such as 
incoherent speech that might have indicated 
either schizophrenia or bipolar disorder — 
and look what happened to them." 

During the time of the Inquisition in 
Europe, the mentally ill were seen as be- 
ing possessed, and their numbers were 
often swelled by those who held unortho- 
dox political opinions; the standard treat- 
ment was shackling in chains. There were 
some more enlightened methods, how- 
ever — in the town of Gheel in Belgium, 
for example, during the 11th and 12th 
centuries, the mentally ill were allowed to 
walk around town and participate in com- 
munal life. But it wasn't until the late 
18th century that Phillipe Pinel, a French 
physician, ushered in a new era in the 
treatment of mental illness when he con- 
vinced the Legislative Assembly in 1798 
to remove the chains from 49 insane pa- 
tients in a Paris hospital. "The symbol of 
the National Mental Health Association," 
explains Krohn, "is the bell that was cast 
from those chains." 

Although examples of schizophrenia 
exist in history and literature, it has only 
been diagnosed as an illness since the 
1800s, when it became known as 
"dementia praecox." Patients became de- 
mented early in life and suffered unre- 
lentingly, usually resulting in lifelong 
hospitalization. In 1912, Swiss psychia- 
trist Paul Bleuler coined the term "schizo- 
phrenia" and attributed its symptoms to 
psychological, rather than physiological, 
causes. The term means "split mind," re- 
ferring to the patient's break from reality 
rather than to a multiple personality dis- 
order. The standard treatment came to be 
psychotherapy — treating the illness by 
talking to the patient. 

While the disorder has gone through 
various perceptions and treatments, its 
signs and symptoms remain the same. 
Schizophrenics suffer from "fundamen- 
tally troubled thinking," according to 
DiGiacomo. The disease overwhelmingly 
strikes young people — most patients ex- 
perience their first "break" around the age 
of 18. At Harrisburg, the medical histo- 
ries tell stories of bright, active leaders — 
even class valedictorians — who suffer 
from schizophrenia. Although recent stud- 
ies have shown that schizophrenia is the 
result of the brain's biochemistry gone 
awry and that people can be genetically 
predisposed, not everyone with the gene 
gets the disease. Usually there's some trig- 
ger that sets off the first manifestation; 
often it's a big, traumatic event, but some- 
times something that seems inconsequen- 
tial can set it in motion. 



Fall 1995 



Since the 1950s, when psychoactive 
drugs were first used, the inpatient popula- 
tion at mental hospitals has decreased dra- 
matically, going from a half million patients 
nationwide in 1955 to less than 100,000 
today. But still the disorder affects mil- 
lions of people. One percent of any popula- 
tion — urban or rural, rich or poor, educated 
or not — suffers from schizophrenia. 

Reality Checks 

Drug therapy — as DiGiacomo and his col- 
leagues discovered — was not the cure-all 
that it's often been touted to be, though 
its effectiveness with the majority of pa- 
tients seemed to bring traditional psycho- 
therapy into disrepute. But even with such 
breakthrough drugs as thorazine, aban- 
doning all forms of talk therapy, says 
DiGiacomo, "was like throwing the baby 
out with the bath water. We thought, 'Why 
don't we get into having the patient meet 
with one person over time to develop a 
relationship? Then that person can influ- 
ence the patient to change. The presence 
of a relationship is the most powerful 
determinant of change that there is." 

So the Relationship Project was be- 
gun, with patients who had been hospital- 
ized for at least one year, although the 
average length of hospitalization was 10 
years. "We wanted to find out why, if the 
medications work, these people were still 
in the hospital," says DiGiacomo. "It just 
didn't make sense." Forty patients were 
put into one ward, with 20 receiving stan- 
dard hospital treatment. Volunteers were 
recruited from all occupations and walks 
of life — many have been hospital employ- 
ees; some have been community mem- 
bers. But all agreed to participate 
in a long-term project that 
involved meeting with their 
patient once a week and devel- 
oping a friendship. 

Janet Kelley, a psychologist 
in private practice, has been vol- 
unteering with the Relationship 
Project since 1987. When she 
talks about her patient, John (not 
his real name), her eyes light 
up. "He's articulate, bright and 
very funny," she says. "And he's 
a very kind and gentle person." 
But she admits that it took some 
time — and a dose of patience — before she 
was able to appreciate those qualities. 
"When we first started," she recalls, "he 
couldn't carry on a conversation. If he 
happened to tell me something — and it 
could have been something insignifi- 
cant — he would suffer for days over it. 
He felt as though he were doing some- 



thing very wrong. He had trouble watch- 
ing the news — if there was a catastrophe 
he would feel guilty, thinking that he must 
have done something to cause it. He was 
very distrustful and would question me 
repeatedly about why I was there and what 
was my purpose." 

But over the course of their seven-year 
friendship, Kelley has noticed some re- 
markable changes. "John uses me as a 
way to check his perceptions, a kind of 
reality checking. For instance, we were 
taking a walk one day when a man in a car 
stopped to ask for directions, and then 
went on his way. When I walked back to 
John, he said to me 'That man was look- 
ing for a friend of his and wasn't sure 
where he was, so he asked you to help 
him find the building.' When I heard that, 
I thought 'Yes!'" Kelley admits that ear- 
lier in their relationship, John would have 
agonized over the intentions of that driver. 
Even now, he sometimes has a bizarre 
take on the ordinary and the everyday — 
he won't talk to Kelley indoors because 
of his fear of listening devices, and he 
worries over announcements on the pub- 
lic address system, imagining the voices 
to be calling out "Strike you dead!" 

Kelley has learned to savor the small 
victories. "For him to be able to under- 
stand that a car approaching and asking 
for directions was not a dangerous thing, 
and to voice that and say 'Am I right?' 
was a big step," she insists. "I'm some- 
body he can use to filter all the stimuli 
he's receiving, to check the reality of 
what's going on around him." 

Though she's delighted for the progress 
that John has been making, she herself has 
also benefitted from the relationship. "It's 
very rewarding," she insists. "John — and 



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Edith Krolin. director of consultations at 
the hospital, befriends a patient taking 
part in the Relationship Project. 



others like him — run the gamut of feeling, 
just like we all do. But they're so impaired 
in their ability to fulfill their goals. And 
the staff at the hospital is so busy — John 
will often tell me that I'm the only person 
who talks to him. You find yourself get- 
ting very attached because you know that 
everyone else will treat them as mental 
patients, but at least in our relationship, 
there's a little bit of normal interaction." 

Small Victories, 
Big Rewards 

Although the aim of the project was sim- 
ply to improve the quality of life for these 
patients, there were some unexpected re- 
sults as well, says Cullari. A three-year 
study showed that patient levels of hostil- 
ity and paranoia decreased, as did their 
average daily drug dosage. But the big- 
gest surprise of all was that nine of the 
original 20 participants had been dis- 
charged at the end of three years, com- 
pared with only three of the control group. 

The project was originally slated to last 
for only three years, but when that initial 
period was up, none of the volunteers 
dropped out. One volunteer even kept in 
touch with her friend when he was dis- 
charged, helping him navigate the often 
troublesome waters of dealing with life in 
the "outside world," setting up outpatient 
appointments and refilling prescriptions. 

Those who have been running the Re- 
lationship Project take obvious delight in 
its successes. For Cullari, especially, the 
experience has been rewarding as he brings 
to the classroom what he's learned in the 
trenches. "I can bring direct practical ex- 
perience to my students," he says. "A lot 
of times, what you read in the textbooks 
just is not true. The books will tell you 
that schizophrenic patients are insensitive, 
that they have no sense of humor and 
can't relate to others. That stuff just isn't 
true." 

But the greatest reward of all is in see- 
ing the small victories in the often tortured 
lives of those who suffer from schizophre- 
nia — and holding on to the faith that things 
can get better. "Our volunteers — I like to 
call them our angels — are just natural lov- 
ers of human beings," says Krohn. "All 
they need to have is a belief that people 
can change. I like to think that if a Parame- 
cium can change, so can a human being." 



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



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The Right Mix in Music 




Whether your talents are vocal, 
instrumental or technical, 
the Valley is the place where 
your musical abilities can come 
into play. 



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Dr. Johannes Dietrich (on the left, with the 
bow) draws upon his violin virtuosity in a- 
string methods class. 



When Don Frantz showed up on campus as a 
bell-bottom-clad freshman in the fall of 
1969, he brought along his clarinet and his 
dream — inspired by a Lebanon Valley alum- 
nus — of becoming a music teacher. "I went to Lebanon 
Valley," explains Frantz '73, "because my music teacher, Bill 
Nixon, had gone there, and I thought he was the most exciting 
person I knew. But I got a lot more than I bargained for." 

He got, as a matter of fact, something entirely different. 
Frantz' s talents have taken him around the country and the 
world, as a performer, musician, dancer, magician and 
theatrical producer — his latest feat is producing Disney's 
Broadway musical Beauty and the Beast. The only thing he 
hasn't tried so far has been teaching music. "When I was 







Lights, cameras and action have characterized the career 
of Don Frantz '73. The marquee marks his latest coup: 
being a Broadway producer. 



taking a conducting course, Professor 
[James M.] Thurmond threw his baton at 
me in class once and said I would never 
be a music teacher," Frantz recalls. "Of 
course, it turned out that he was right, 
though I was crushed at the time. But it 
forced me to make other choices. What 
Lebanon Valley taught me was that I could 
do what I really wanted to do." 

If that professor seemed a little harsh 
in his judgment, it was a harshness tem- 
pered by a deep sense of concern for his 
students. Frantz, like Lebanon Valley 
music graduates before and after him, cred- 
its the faculty at the Valley for providing 
the right mix of discipline, challenge and 
understanding to bring out the best in a 
young musician. For the music faculty, 
that's always been part of the job. 
Throughout the long history of the 
department they've inspired, trained and 
supported the young musicians who've 
arrived at Lebanon Valley's doorstep. 

"I didn't always perform at my best," 
Frantz admits, "but my teachers always 
gave me what I needed, an extra boost to 
make me try harder. Somehow they seemed 
to understand that our talents were all 
going in different directions, and they gave 
us the room we needed to grow. Frank 



Stackow, my clarinet 
professor, was a great 
personality and a won- 
derful teacher." 

Frantz, who started 
out as a dancing gorilla 
at Hersheypark, has pur- 
sued an eclectic career. 
He has produced enter- 
tainment extravaganzas 
for Universal Studios, 
designed DisneyWorld's 
Spectro-Magic Parade, 
danced with ballet 
troupes touring the Far 
East and performed 
magic on television 
shows and commercials. 
"The close faculty, and 
the Spring Arts Week- 
end, which I helped 
originate," says Frantz, 
"gave me the confidence 
and started it all for me." 

Teaching 
Comes First 

Frantz's conviction is 
shared by scores of other 
music alumni who have 
gone on to achieve in 
performance and teach- 
ing. "All of us on the 
music faculty, of course, are performers 
and scholars and creative people," says 
Dr. Scott Eggert, associate professor of 
music. "Yet around here, during the school 
year, we think of ourselves primarily as 
educators. Our fundamental concern is the 
students. I've been through quite a num- 
ber of other schools, and taught in three 
different institutions, and you just don't 
find that kind of commitment in other 
places." 

For the Lebanon Valley music faculty, 
the flipside of commitment to students is 
their commitment to their own music. An 
impressive group of musicians, trained in 
renowned universities and conservatories, 
they approach their teaching as musicians 
in their own right, performing regularly in 
professional and community settings. Asso- 
ciate professor Phil Morgan, for example, 
serves as voice coach for professional 
entertainers at Hersheypark. Adjunct 
instructor Thomas Strohman is active in 
local jazz ensembles and department chair 
Mark Mecham conducts the Lebanon 
County Choral. In addition, many faculty 
members perform regularly with the 
Harrisburg, Hershey and Reading sym- 




Scott Eggert discusses an African instru- 
ment during his music history course. 
(Below) Mayumi Naito learns how the 
pros perform during a lesson with voice 
coach Phil Morgan. 




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phonies, and with a number of commu- 
nity chamber music, jazz and vocal groups. 

Also keeping active musically is The 
Quartet/Die Posaunen, Lebanon Valley's 
resident trombone quartet, which includes 
associate professor Bob Hearson and 
adjunct instructor Jim Erdman. Among their 
accomplishments was being selected to per- 
form at the Eastern Trombone Workshop 
held in Washington, D.C., in February 1993. 
They perform regionally about 20 times a 
year. Another faculty ensemble, the Berk- 
shire Brass, which includes adjunct assis- 
tant professor Erwin Chandler, performed 
recently for the Pennsylvania Music Edu- 
cators Association Convention, as well as 
for the opening of the Pennsylvania Medi- 
cal Association conference, both at the 
Hershey Lodge and Convention Center. 

Impressive though performing creden- 
tials may be, the bottom line for students 
is how well the teachers teach. "We were 
aware that many of the faculty were 
involved with various performing groups, 
and of course we'd see them give recitals 
on campus from time to time," says Tina 
Bakowski '87, now working on her doc- 
torate in choral conducting at Indiana Uni- 
versity at Bloomington. "That was 
nice — but the best thing about them was 
that they were just plain there for us. As a 
graduate student at big universities, I've 
seen other students lucky enough to study 
under world-famous performers, but the 
performers spend a lot of time away from 
campus and sometimes just don't show 
up for class. That's a problem we never 
had at Lebanon Valley." 

A Place to Make Music 

Bakowski first came to Lebanon Valley 
just to keep her best friend company on 
his admissions interview. A high school 
senior, she'd set her mind on studying 
music, so while she was on campus she 
popped into the Blair Music Center. Quite 
unexpectedly, she found a college for her- 
self. "I really liked the warm, friendly 
atmosphere," she recalls. "But I was 
dazzled by the music facilities at Lebanon 
Valley. After seeing Blair, I didn't even 
apply anywhere else." 

Tina had good reason to be impressed. 
Blair Music Center, the music students' 
home away from home, is one of the larg- 
est and best-equipped facilities in the state. 
A three-story complex with no "square 
spaces," it's designed in the shape of a 
trapezoid to improve the acoustics. It 
houses an instrumental rehearsal hall that 
can accommodate up to 140 pieces, and 
has 15 teaching studios, 50 individual 
practice rooms, a computer-assisted 



instruction lab, state-of-the-art recording 
facilities, a piano laboratory with 25 elec- 
tropiano units and a 700-seat concert hall. 
There are rooms for private instruction, a 
handbell choir room and three practice 
rooms equipped with pipe organs — the 
only school in the state to boast such 
well-equipped organ instruction facilities. 
On Blair's lower level are about 35 
well-used practice rooms, available to stu- 
dents from 7 a.m. until midnight, seven 



Choosing Paths 




Teaching music is hardly all work and no play: Faculty 
members perform in orchestras, ensembles and other groups. 



days a week. There's also a Learning 
Resource Center, which provides 
computer-assisted instruction in compo- 
sition, notation, sight reading and theory. 
The music complex is connected with the 
rest of the campus by fiber optic lines, 
and each faculty member's studio is 
equipped with a Macintosh computer. 
And the Blair Music Center boasts one of 
the largest collections of opera recordings 
and videos on the East Coast. 

In addition, the Suzanne H. Arnold 
Gallery houses the 150-seat Zimmerman 
Recital Hall, which provides an intimate 
setting for faculty and student recitals. 



Students who come to the Valley to study 
music can pursue one of three degrees — a 
bachelor of science in music education, a 
bachelor of music with an emphasis in sound 
recording technology or a bachelor of arts 
in music. Music ed is the biggest program, 
with almost two-thirds of the music majors. 
About 50 students are enrolled in the sound 
recording technology program and the other 
music students pursue B.A. 
degrees in a variety of con- 
centrations. 

The music curriculum at 
Lebanon Valley matches 
the strength of its faculty 
and facilities. "It's a very 
intense degree here," says 
Eggert, who is also resident 
composer. "Almost all of 
our music programs and 
degrees are very demand- 
ing. Other schools have 
tended to simplify or go to 
a five-year program, but we 
have kept to our standards." 
Lebanon Valley is espe- 
cially proud of its sound 
recording technology pro- 
gram, one of the few 
four-year programs offered 
in the mid-Atlantic region. 
Graduates who complete 
the interdisciplinary pro- 
gram — which includes 
courses in recording, music, 
physics, mathematics and 
computer science — partici- 
pate in high-powered intern- 
ships that often lead directly 
into post-graduation jobs. 
Recent graduates have gone 
on to positions with National 
Public Radio in Washington; 
Dolby Labs in New York 
City; and Turtle Beach, a 
Lancaster firm producing software for 
sound recording. 

The music education program devel- 
ops musical abilities while preparing stu- 
dents for teaching positions in elementary 
and secondary schools. "It's very chal- 
lenging," admits senior Jennifer Brimmer. 
"One of the most interesting things — and 
probably the most useful — has been 
going through and learning each of the 
instruments. We've taken courses in brass, 
woodwind, string and percussion, to give 
us a solid grounding for teaching. And on 
top of that, there are two years of theory, 
three semesters of ear training and sight 
reading and a couple of semesters in music 
history. It's very intense." 



Fall 1995 



The third program, the B.A. in music, 
is designed for those who aren't inter- 
ested in public-school teaching but prefer 
to concentrate on other aspects of the 
music world, including performance or 
private lessons. Larry Moore expects to 
receive his degree in 1996, then plans to 
pursue graduate work in composition and 
performance at the Pennsylvania State 
University — and a career playing the saxo- 
phone. "I think this program has given me 
a well-rounded education, even outside 
the music department — and that's good, 
because it's enhanced my understanding 
of music. It's great to be able to relate 
music to history, to art, to art history. This 
program has helped to tie it all together. 
And it's given me plenty of opportunities 
to perform." 

Bakowski's undergraduate performance 
opportunities included an independent 
study honors course in which she com- 
posed a 16th-century style motet — a cho- 
ral work based on a sacred text — under 
Eggert's tutelage. "He had taught us coun- 
terpoint, but we'd only gone up to a cer- 
tain level of difficulty in class. In my 
independent study, I was able to take what 
I'd learned to a higher level. And at the 
end of the semester, I got some singers 
together and we performed the piece in 
Lutz. I gave a presentation first about how 
I'd written it, and then we sang it — and we 
had a very good turnout." 

Measures of Success 

One of the ways that Lebanon Valley mea- 
sures its success is by the achievements of 
the graduates it sends out into the world. 
Though the music program here is tough, 
those students who stick it out, says Eggert, 
"are very well-prepared musicians. We've 
had good success with Lebanon Valley stu- 
dents going directly to excellent graduate 
schools. They tend to pass the entrance 
exams in music at a very high level." 

Beyond graduate school, Lebanon 
Valley's musicians have gone on to accom- 
plishments both professionally and person- 
ally. "In and out of the music department," 
recalls Bakowski, "there were so many 
opportunities for a student to take charge 
of a project and see it through, and so 
many teachers who took the time to help us 
with our music and our plans, and some of 
them became mentors and friends. It was 
all a wonderful learning experience." 



Five Years of Notable 
Accomplishments 

You can often hear Dr. Mark 
Mecham before you see him. His 
distinctive laugh, which has 
become his trademark, has not only enliv- 
ened the offices and halls of the Blair 
Music Center but has come to symbolize 
an upbeat attitude in the music depart- 
ment itself. 

Since assuming the chair of the depart- 
ment in 1990, however, he's proved to be 
more than just a good-humored fellow. 
He's a talented teacher and a shrewd but 
lighthanded administrator 
who has earned the respect 
of faculty, students and fel- 
low administrators. The stu- 
dent newspaper has dubbed 
him "a man of action," and 
his faculty readily concurs. 
"He's a real dynamo," says 
one professor. "He seems to 
do everything well and has 
a lot of vision. I think 
everybody is excited about 
the way his plans for the _ 
department have come to I 
life — and about his demo- ' 
cratic approach to accom- | 
plishing them." 

When he arrived at the 
Valley five years ago, 
Mecham set some very big goals for him- 
self. "I want not only to increase music 
enrollment," he said at the time, "but also 
to create the finest music experience 
available for students and constituents. I 
want to have Lebanon Valley on people's 
lips when they talk about good music 
facilities, talented performers and fine 
teachers." 

His efforts have borne remarkable fruit. 
In the fall of 1990, there were about 60 
music majors enrolled at the college; this 
fall, there are 140 music majors, bringing 
Blair Music Center to near capacity. 

To increase awareness of Lebanon Val- 
ley as a respected music department, 
Mecham took several steps. One was to 
establish regular contact with music gradu- 
ates through a newsletter. "We wanted to 
keep in touch with them and let them 
know what's going on contemporarily at 
their alma mater. So far, we've been mail- 
ing out a newsletter about twice a year," 
he notes. Another was to become a sus- 
taining member of the Pennsylvania 
Music Educators' Association, purchas- 
ing an ad in its quarterly publication and 
becoming a presence at its annual meet- 




Dennis Sweigart, a professor of music, 
and Holly Hendrix work on a difficult 
passage by Liszt. 




"Music apparently has been accepted for 
a long time on this campus for its intrinsic 
value, as well as for its entertainment 
value, " says Dr. Mark Mecham. 




Rehearsals prepare students for the many 
opportunities to tour off-campus. 



8 The Valley 



ings — something the department had 
never done consistently before. 

And since the best way to let the world 
know that you're running a thriving mu- 
sic enterprise is to let the world hear your 
music, Mecham has sent Lebanon Valley's 
performing ensembles out into the region 
on regular tours. The college's jazz band 
and concert choir have played to audi- 
ences throughout central Pennsylvania and 
the Northeast. 

Now that Blair is humming with stu- 
dents, Mecham can look back over five 
years and see some other major successes. 
"In the early days, Lebanon Valley was a 
conservatory with quite a reputation. I saw 
making these moves — building enrollment 
and reputation — as the keys to being com- 
petitive again." He's quick to credit the 
recently adopted merit scholarship pro- 
gram as a great benefit for the department. 
"Of this year's incoming freshman class, 
two-thirds are on academic scholarships. 
The program has allowed us to attract a 
very high caliber of music student." 

Mecham recognizes the strengths of 
the department and has been busy build- 
ing on them. "There's a fine tradition here, 
and for a small, undergraduate institution 
we have phenomenal facilities. Both our 
performing and rehearsing facilities are 
fantastic, and we have more practice rooms 
than some schools have rooms, period." 

But a department is more than facili- 
ties, he adds. "We have a superb faculty. 
Our people are not only well-qualified as 





% Barry Hill guides students in sound 

g recording technology, one of the few such 

z four-year programs available in the 

§ mid-Atlantic region. 

musicians and teachers, they really care 
about our students and go out of their way 
to nurture and help them. 

"At too many schools," he observes, 
"music is like an ornament added on" 
with no credit given for performing in 
choir or orchestra, for example, and credit 
courses only in the standards like musi- 
cology, music literature and music his- 
tory. At Lebanon Valley, adds Mecham, 
"music is an integral part of a student's 
educational experience. That's one of the 



Scores of Success Stories 



By Nancy Fitzgerald 



A Lifelong Love 

Just in case you didn't major in music 
at Lebanon Valley, David Myers 70, 
who has made music education his 
life's work, wants you to know that it's still 
not too late. You may not be able to play with 
the New York Philharmonic or make a video 
for MTV, but Myers's research has shown 
that just about anyone can learn and enjoy 
music. "We find adults eager for music learn- 
ing opportunities," says Myers, chair of the 
music education department at Georgia State 
University. "But somewhere along the line, 
many people have gotten the message that 
they can't do music. Our research shows 
that people of any age or background can 
enjoy the aesthetic satisfaction of music 
learning." 

Myers has spent his professional life prov- 
ing that point. He started out by esta- 
blishing a music therapy program at Philhaven 
Hospital in Mt. Gretna, Pennsylvania, before 



going on to pursue his master's in music 
education at the Eastman School of Music in 
Rochester, New York, in 1973. Then it was 
back to Lebanon for a 10-year stint as music 
teacher and, eventually, music coordinator at 
Cedar Crest Middle School. There he created 
a music curriculum based on developing life- 
long skills through guitar and keyboard, and 
established an artist-in-residency program. 

After receiving his doctorate in music edu- 
cation from the University of Michigan in 
1983, Myers taught at the University of Wis- 
consin at Madison and then, in 1987, began 
his work at Georgia State. He focuses on 
showing prospective teachers how to help 
young people acquire musical skills to last 
them a lifetime. In public schools, "We've 
put all our energies into larger ensembles 
like marching bands and choirs that usually 
offer no opportunities beyond high school," 
explains Myers. "But if we give students 
more chances to learn small group and indi- 
vidual skills, they'll have the confidence to 



seek out instruction later in life. And the 
more adults who understand that, the more 
support we'll have for public school music 
programs in the future." 

Myers has served as education consult- 
ant to the Ohio Symphony since 1989, writ- 
ing materials that prepare students to enjoy 
the group's Young People's Concerts. Since 
1987, he has also been an education con- 
sultant to the Atlanta Symphony. He recently 
received a $63,000 grant from the National 
Endowment for the Arts to develop a collabo- 
rative music education program with the 
American Symphony Orchestra League. He 
serves on arts councils in Pennsylvania, Wis- 
consin and Georgia, and participates in the 
Georgia Challenge advisory committee, which 
encourages schools to improve arts educa- 
tion programs. And in 1992, he received the 
Georgia State University Outstanding Profes- 
sor Award. 

"Anything I've been able to accomplish," 
says Myers, "says a lot about the quality of 



Fall 1995 




"He's cool," says one music 
student of Dr. Mark Mecham. 
"He's so enthusiastic and 
energetic, and he makes you 
really care about what you're 
doing because you know he 
cares, too." 



things that attracted me here. Music 
apparently has been accepted for a long 
time on this campus for its intrinsic value, 
as well as for its entertainment value. 
Obviously, a lot of resources have been 
put into it." 

The department chair brings consider- 
able insight and experience to his job. He 
has worked at three campuses: Southern 
Utah State College in Cedar City; the Uni- 
versity of Texas at Tyler; and Mary Col- 
lege in Bismarck, North Dakota. And he 
has studied at two: the University of Illi- 
nois at Urbana-Champaign and the Uni- 
versity of Utah in Salt Lake City. He holds 



a D.M.A. in music from Illinois, and a 
bachelor's degree in music education and 
a master's degree in choral conducting 
from Utah. 

A counter-tenor, Mecham has sung in 
and directed many choruses and chorales, 
and directs the Concert Choir at Lebanon 
Valley. 

As an undergraduate, though, he barely 
escaped the clutches of law school before 
deciding to become a "music type." He 
notes, "I was a pre-law student with a 
political science major, and was taking a 
lot of history, economics and so on — all 
the stuff that would pertain to a law 
career. I got to my junior year and 
decided I wanted to do something I really 
enjoyed — and that was music. I had been 
involved in the university choir and 
really liked it, so I went to the music 
department and asked for an evaluation." 

He chuckles as he recalls the result. 
"The theory person who evaluated me told 
me I should be in something like social 
work — a field where I could help people. 
But that didn't deter me. I hadn't had a 
voice lesson up until then, but I found a 
voice teacher and eventually became a 
music major." 

His father, vice president of the Uni- 
versity of Utah and a professor of consti- 
tutional law, had expected his son to follow 
in his footsteps. "Both of my folks thought 
music was a wonderful avocation. They 
were supportive, but cautionary. However, 
I think they're converts now to the notion 
that this is what I'm good at." 



education I received at LVC. The faculty 
offered a great combination of musical 
expertise and a strong attitude of service. 
Professors Pierce Getz, James Thurman and 
Frank Stachow — they were all remarkably 
accomplished and yet very dedicated to their 
students. To a person, they were incredible 
role models as musicians and educators." 

Sliding into Home 

Vocalist Stephanie Bates Carson 75 
originally planned a nice, quiet life of 
leading a church choir. Instead, she 
totes her slide trombone all over the country, 
singing and playing in a six-piece band called 
"The Fall Guys and a Gal" (her husband, Jim, 
plays the trumpet). 

"I've been singing for a living since 1977, 
and I've performed everywhere from Alaska 
to Bermuda," Carson explains. "We've had 
some pretty exciting times — we've opened 
for the Smothers Brothers, Phyllis Diller, Tanya 
Tucker and Roy Clark— just to name a few." 
Though the band started out working night- 
clubs and spending much of its time on the 
road, the arrival of new family members 



began to change the focus of its members. 
"We eventually got into corporate entertain- 
ing," Carson says, "where we play for large 
company functions. You don't travel as much, 
and you work a lot less for a lot more money." 
The group's engagements always include 
performances at Hersheypark, where this 
summer Carson's children, Cody, 6, and 
Cambia, 11, joined them on stage for a 
rendition of "The Colors of the Wind" from 
the Disney movie Pocahontas. 

As the Carsons plan their imminent move 
to Clearwater, Florida, she is also getting 
ready to join an Andrews Sisters big-band 
act, as well as to polish off the group's 
Andrew Lloyd Weber tribute and Broadway 
medley for upcoming corporate events in 
Boston. 

Carson credits Lebanon Valley with 
instilling in her the musical knowledge and 
the confidence to make it as a performer. 
"Every course there has helped my career," 
she says. "My vocal lessons were invaluable — 
Phil Morgan taught me to sing, and Pierce 
Getz helped me to perform. And the opportu- 
nities to perform there gave me the confi- 
dence to get out. on stage." While at the 



Valley, Carson participated in musical theater 
and recitals, and was a member of "The 
Grease Band," a '50s-style singing group. 
"Music has been a part of my life, a wonderful 
outlet," Carson says. "I've never become 
famous, but the gratification from audience 
response and applause is great. You can't 
get that in any other profession." 

Horn of Plenty 

For Nolan Miller '61, the road to the 
Philadelphia Orchestra started out 
in Annville, under the tutelage of Dr. 
James Thurman, a favorite professor. "When 
I came to the Valley, I'd already had school- 
ing in horn and piano," explains Nolan, who 
is now principal horn player for the Philadel- 
phia. "But I hadn't made up my mind which 
to concentrate on. Dr. Thurman was such a 
good teacher that I got more into the horn 
and decided to give up the piano. When I had 
technical problems with the horn, he seemed 
to have the answers I needed— he could 
diagnose what I was doing wrong and help 
me get it right." 



10 The Valley 



That theory person who evaluated 
Mecham was right about one thing — he is 
good at helping people, and that's trans- 
lated into a talent for teaching. Mecham 
came to Lebanon Valley with a sheaf of 
recommendations for his teaching excel- 
lence, and he's established himself as a 
popular professor here. 

"He's cool," says one music student. 
"He's so enthusiastic and energetic, and 
he makes you really care about what you're 
doing because you know he cares, too." 

Mecham and his wife, Pat, have three 
children — Carter, 16; Katherine, 14; and 
Bradley, 11. Settled down in their home 
near the college, they feel very much a 
part of the community. 




Tom Strohman 's upbeat approach inspires 
the jazz band during its concerts through- 
out the Northeast. 



"This is a good spot to be," he says. 
"It's been a wonderful place to raise our 
family, and we're not far from major 
cities like Washington and New York. 
We're really pleased we're here." 

Music Lessons for 
Our Neighbors 

A young mother of two wants to 
resume the piano lessons she 
stopped as a teenager. A retired 
engineer has always wondered what it 
would be like to strum a guitar. For life- 
long or delayed music fans like these — 
and for those who want a running 
start — the music department's Commu- 
nity Music Institute provides a direct route 
to instruction and performance. 

"A growing number of people are tak- 
ing advantage of the Institute," says its 
director, Sue Szydlowski. "We started with 
10 people 14 years ago, and now we have 
over 200. Students range from 2-year-old 
toddlers studying Suzuki violin to a 
72-year-old man learning the saxophone." 

The Institute offers private lessons in 
piano, voice, violin (Suzuki and tradi- 
tional), viola, cello, clarinet, flute, oboe, 
trumpet, guitar, saxophone, percussion, 
acoustic bass and electric bass, plus a wide 
variety of group classes. Kindermusik, a 
music education program for children ages 
3 to 6, is one of the most recent additions 
to the program. 



Some 25 adjunct instructors are 
involved in teaching the lessons and 
courses. Although some of the Institute's 
students are college-bound or preparing 
for careers in music, most are studying for 
their own personal enjoyment and the 
desire to enrich their lives with music. 

With 150 to 175 lessons a week, the 
Community Music Institute, says Dr. Mark 
Mecham, chair of the music department, 
"is part of the college's effort to be con- 
stantly in the public eye and to be thought 
of regionally as a center for music making 
and music teaching." 

How Summer 
Sounds in Annville 

During the late spring and summer, 
when things have slowed down 
on other campuses, Lebanon 
Valley's music department plays host to 
hundreds of junior high and high school 
students at Blair Music Center. 

An honors band and honors orchestra, 
sponsored by the music department, give 
some of the best young musicians from 
central Pennsylvania the chance to per- 
form with their counterparts from other 
schools. 

"They rehearse for a day and then give 
a concert," explains Bob Hearson, associ- 
ate professor of music and co-director of 
the program. "It's an exciting time for the 
kids. They learn a lot and really enjoy 



When graduation time came around, it 
was Thurman who helped Miller set up his 
interview at the prestigious Curtis Institute 
of Music in Philadelphia. Miller went on to 
study there from 1961 until 1965, receiving 
a diploma in horn. In 1965, he auditioned for 
the Philadelphia and was hired as co-principal 
horn; in 1978, he was named principal horn 
player. Miller's wife, classmate Marjory 
Peters '61, is a freelance violinist who plays 
for the Reading Symphony and the Philadel- 
phia Opera Company. 

Although Miller received a music educa- 
tion degree from the Valley and has taught 
part-time at Temple University, his first love is 
performing, which he's had ample opportunity 
to do over his 30-year career. With the Phila- 
delphia Orchestra, Miller has traveled around 
the world, from Tokyo to Edinburgh to Rome. 
And each summer the orchestra spends three 
weeks at the arts festival in Saratoga, New 
York. Miller also gets to be part of half a 
dozen recordings each year, under the 
orchestra's conductor, Wolfgang Sawallish. 
"We've been recording Richard Strauss's 
work," Miller explains, "one or two each year. 



That can be challenging and sometimes te- 
dious, doing things over and over till you get it 
right. I much prefer live performances!" 

But doing things till he got them right was 
a discipline he acquired early on at Lebanon 
Valley, spending late nights in the practice 
rooms of Engle Hall. "All of our teachers were 
very dedicated," recalls Miller, "and they spent 
a lot of time working individually with the stu- 
dents—probably more than teachers would at 
a big college. The music department was filled 
with talented people— I think a lot of them 
didn't even realize how talented they were." 

Trunkful of Awards 

When Mary Eckert Hoffman '48 
was elected president of the pres- 
tigious Music Educators National 
Conference in 1980, it was not only a feather 
in her own cap, but a double honor for her 
alma mater. She was preceded in her post 
by the late Russell Getz '49, another Leba- 
non Valley graduate, making the Valley the 
only college, large or small, to produce two 
back-to-back presidents of such an impor- 
tant music education association. 



A native of Reading, Pennsylvania, 
Hoffman majored in music education, then 
went on to teach in Pennsylvania and Dela- 
ware while earning her master's degree from 
Teacher's College of Columbia University. 
She also began teaching part-time at various 
colleges, including Temple and Columbia, 
before moving out to the Midwest in 1969. A 
year later she became a music instructor at 
Northwestern University and after that, took 
a teaching position at the University of Illi- 
nois at Urbana-Champaign, where she's been 
a full professor of music and music educa- 
tion since 1979. 

Hoffman is also the co-author of two col- 
lege texts on teaching music, and has writ- 
ten several music teaching series on her 
own. Her choral compositions appear in the 
Lawson-Gould catalogue. She's also served 
as guest conductor of more than 100 district 
and all-state choruses, and as curriculum 
consultant for several television series. She 
has enough awards to fill a steamer trunk, 
and somewhere among all of them is prob- 
ably the diploma she received back in 1948. 



Fall 1995 11 




themselves. The faculty also enjoy the 
chance to nurture young musicians." 

This year, the ninth annual summer 
music camp drew 77 youngsters who at- 
tended master classes, took courses in such 
areas as music theory and received pri- 
vate instruction on a range of instruments. 
Campers also got the chance to perform 
with ensemble groups. And there was time 
for fun as well — a trip to Hersheypark, a 



dance and a variety show were all part of 
the week's activities. Participants also 
have full access to campus amenities, 
including the Arnold Sports Center. "It's 
definitely the best week of the summer 
for me," summed up a student from New 
Jersey, a veteran of three Lebanon Valley 
music camps. "I love everything about 
it — the classes, the entertainment, the 
pool, the people." 



Striding with pride: The marching band 
sets a spirited pace at football games. 

The summer music camps have also 
proved to be an excellent recruiting tool 
for the music department. In the last five 
years, reports Mecham, about 21 stu- 
dents — or 10 percent of the band camp- 
ers — eventually have enrolled at Lebanon 
Valley. 



"What Lebanon Valley did for me," she 
says, "was to make me a music teacher, and 
a damn fine one. For the rest, I was lucky 
enough to be at the right places at the right 
time— and of course I worked hard, too." 
She has fond recollections of her teachers 
at the Valley, including Mary Gillespie and 
Professor Edward Rutledge, and vivid memo- 
ries of the many recitals that were consid- 
ered essential for training a young musician. 
"The attitude at the Valley was that the teach- 
ing of music was not nearly as important as 
the music itself. To this day I've never been 
able to take anybody who has no musical 
ability and train them to be a music teacher. 
Lebanon Valley took seriously the job of 
developing our musical abilities." 

Solidarity and Song 

After his graduation, Gary Miller '68 was 
eager to get started on a career as a 
music teacher. And that's exactly what 
he did— for a while. He spent three years 
teaching high school music in Patchogue, 
Long Island, before going for his master's 



degree in music education at the University 
of Michigan. 

Then, after 11 years of teaching in a high 
school choral program in Whippany, New 
Jersey, he took a job with Columbia Artists 
Management, Inc. CAMI represents a num- 
ber of world-renowned performers and groups, 
including opera singers Marilyn Home and 
Kathleen Battle. "It was a very high-pressure 
job," he admits, "but it was also great be- 
cause part of my job was going to concerts. 
How bad can that be? I don't mean to treat it 
lightly, because when an artist we repre- 
sented snapped his fingers, we were at his 
beck and call. But when an artist like Kathy 
Battle or Marilyn Home sings, there is no 
more glorious sound in the world." 

Miller left CAMI in 1993 to work full time 
for the New York City Gay Men's Chorus, 
which he'd been directing almost since its 
inception in 1989. The group has won criti- 
cal acclaim, performing at Carnegie Hall and 
concert halls around the world. Several of 



the artists he represented at CAMI, including 
Marilyn Home and Roberta Peters, have per- 
formed with the chorus at Carnegie Hall. In 
March 1995, Miller conducted an opera con- 
cert with the chorus as an AIDS outreach 
benefit. Among the names on that program 
were Frederica Von Stada, Benita Valente, 
and Jerry Hadley, all top-echelon singers with 
whom Miller became acquainted at CAMI. 
And engagements are already booked well 
into 1998— a festival in Tampa next year, a 
West Coast tour for 1997, the Gay Games in 
Amsterdam in 1998. Miller also teaches 
music part-time at a private high school in 
Manhattan. 

The director acknowledges Lebanon 
Valley's part in his training for a musical 
career that's gone well beyond the bounds 
he first imagined. "I have great memories of 
Dr. Pierce Getz and my whole concert choir 
experience," he says. "He was sort of my 
father figure, my mentor, without his even 
knowing it. Everything I got from LVC in terms 
of choral conducting was from him." 



12 The Valley 



Free-wheeling 
Economist 



Packing a tent, sunscreen 
and instant oatmeal, 
assistant professor Jeanne 
Hey cycled through 
Canada. At 62, she's the 
youngest of the "three old 
ladies" known for their 
long-distance trips. 

By Lois Fegan 



If ever a woman lives in the best of 
two worlds, it is Dr. Jeanne C. Hey, 
Lebanon Valley assistant pro- 
fessor of economics. And she's 
willing to share her secret. 

For nine months a year she is 
totally immersed in teaching the 
intricacies of modern economics. 
Come spring, she boards her 
custom-designed touring bicycle, 
heads for a remote destination and 
"gets in tune with the environment." 

At 62 (looking fortyish), a 
single parent of six grown and suc- 
cessful offspring and an enthusias- 
tic teacher, Hey brings an offbeat 
point of view to her classes, to her 
hobby and to her life. Her career 
has been quite different from the 
usual academic's. 

For instance, she took a 32-year 
sabbatical between receiving her 
bachelor's degree in math and chem- 
istry at Bucknell and returning to 
grad school (Lehigh) for her master' s 
in business and economics, and 
another four years to tame the Ph.D., 
also in business and economics. 

But she wasn't exactly idle in 
the intervening three-plus decades. 

She had married her childhood 
sweetheart (on graduation day), 
worked as an analyst in DuPont's 
chemical lab to earn the money to 
put him through medical school, given 



birth to their children and subsequently 
divorced him. 

Suddenly it was her turn to put into 
operation all that had been on hold for so 
many years — the zest for living, eager- 
ness to explore the world and the genuine 
desire to make it a better place. 

Her enthusiasm is evident from the first 
no-nonsense "I'm really delighted to meet 
you" handshake. It shows in the healthy, 
trim, five-foot-six inch, 130-pound youth- 
fully fit figure. Even her attire reflects her 
individuality. Handsomely tailored purple 
slacks, broad-banded matching purple san- 
dals and white linen blouse with a single 
gold chain at the neck connote a low-key 
personal style that admits to admiring but 
not kowtowing to current fashion. 

An interviewer's delight, Hey deftly 




From 20-mile bike rides, Dr. Jeanne Hey 
has expanded to 1 , 400-mile journeys, 
camping along the way. 



manages nosey questions with a minimum of 
words but a wealth of material. It's like 
being in her classroom, where points must 
be made and valuable time not frittered away. 
A glance from those penetrating hazel eyes 
and a bounce of the cropped hazel hair send 
the message: Stay on the subject. 

Long-distance biking being the sub- 
ject, how did she get started? 

Blame it on a damaged ankle. At age 
40 she exchanged tennis for running as 
her principal sport, and soon was winning 
10-K races. When too many miles on mac- 
adam and too many hours of aerobics on 
concrete floors resulted in the injury, 
biking acquaintances invited her to trade 
her running shoes for a two-wheeler. She 
did in 1982, and she was hooked. 

She bought a 10-speed (a far cry from 
the simple coaster brake bike of her 
West Chester, Pennsylvania, child- 
hood), was fitted for a helmet and 
began short day trips in Berks 
County. These "let's go to lunch" 
20-mile journeys soon expanded 
to overnights. Her first trip was to 
Hershey, then a few weeks later, a 
three-day excursion to Gettysburg. 
Her group then headed for the East 
Coast bike trail, the first-ever laid 
out for the public. In two weeks the 
trail took them from Annapolis, 
Maryland, to Boston. 

By then Hey was deep into her 
doctoral thesis, having switched 
from her original discipline into 
economics. A couple of night 
courses at Albright had prompted 
this change. "It was love at first 
sight — the math, the models and 
equations, the moral and ethical 
problems, the live-or-die, starve- 
or-grow-fat moralities. I hoped to 
some day open some eyes." 

A post as teaching assistant at 
Lehigh helped pay for her Ph.D. 
I studies while she and her brood 
■ lived at their big old house in 
I Leesport. It was easy enough to fit 
in her new sport if she disciplined 
herself. Another exercise in economics? 
Absolutely. 



Fall 1995 



13 



When the original cycling group had 
thinned out, a threesome developed. Hey 
is the youngest; Catherine Shade is a psy- 
chiatric nurse and Emily Weidner is a 
retired nurse who actually puts in many 
more hours on wheels than her two com- 
panions. The acquaintances have become 
fast friends. An important element in pur- 
suing any hobby. Hey believes, is finding 
congenial people to do it with. 

"Both the others have white hair, so 
it's no surprise to overhear us referred to 
in some biking circles as 'the three old 
ladies,'" Hey says with a chuckle. "And 
we take advantage of it." 

The past summer's 1,400-mile journey 
was the longest and one of the most inter- 
esting of their dozen to date. With a roof- 
top full of expensive touring cycles, the 
threesome drove to Rochester, New York, 
stored the car and started their 26-day 
odyssey. They circumnavigated Lake 
Ontario with side trips to Ottawa, down to 
Kingston, up to the outskirts of Montreal 
and elsewhere in Quebec. They followed 
the St. Lawrence River and turned south 
in the United States, averaging "a com- 
fortable 50 to 60 miles a day, riding for 
about six hours." 

Through trial and error the women have 
fallen into a happy touring pattern with a 
lot of flexibility. They belong to a rugged 
breed of cyclist. "No being vanned luxu- 
riously to a starting point, trailed by a 
luggage carrier and served refreshments 
en route. No lovely B & B overnights 
with Eggs Benedict at a formal breakfast 
table," Hey states. 

These women camp out. 

With two tents, three sleeping bags, a 
minimal amount of clothing and food 
staples, a small stove and medical and 
tool kits, each woman carries between 35 
and 40 pounds. They put up their tents, 
unroll their sleeping bags and air mat- 
tresses, fill their canteens (maybe at a 
spring) and do all the dog work every 
camper faces, no matter what the weather 
or how nasty the terrain. 

They prefer to stay at camp grounds 
(often rather primitive but usually rela- 
tively secure). One alternative was a grave- 
yard; in other instances, youth hostels. 

As befits the economist and 
self-confessed puzzle aficionado in the 
group, Hey is the official planner, naviga- 
tor and map-reader. 

They decide on the next trip almost as 
they end the current one. All three have 
input as they weigh the pros and cons of 
destination and date. The latter must mesh 



with Hey's academic year schedule as well 
as weather considerations. They have found 
late spring to be the most satisfactory. 

Once these factors are agreed upon, 
Hey's task becomes extensive and inten- 
sive. She spends many winter hours 
researching in libraries and correspond- 
ing with bicycle clubs in the areas under 
consideration. 

Recently she has even consulted 
Internet's World Wide Web for informa- 
tion on everything from routes and small 
roads to camp grounds and medical 
facilities available. Her responses? "Lots 
of good stuff in E-mail." 

When a tentative itinerary is complete, 
the three refine it, adding sightseeing and 



They had crossed New York's 
Lower Bay on the Staten 
Island ferry and plunged into 
the maelstrom of northbound 
traffic on Sixth Avenue. 
Shaky but unscathed they 
reached their destination, a 
youth hostel in midtown, and 
were ready to break out those 
milk of magnesia bottles. 



even detours to visit friends or families en 
route. They have learned to allow for 
unplanned excursions, mishaps or unex- 
pected changes of plans. 

They had one on the last trip. When 
Shade came down with a sore throat and 
nasty flu, her nursing expertise suggested 
a couple days in a hospital would be bet- 
ter than dragging on. While she recuper- 
ated, the other two checked into a nearby 
motel and enjoyed the museums. 

One thing the navigator must ensure is 
daily proximity to a "decent" restaurant. As 
the women do minimal cooking, save cof- 
fee and instant oatmeal for breakfast, hav- 
ing a "proper dinner" at the end of the touring 
day is their agreed-upon treat. They have 
been known to tote the mixings for a cock- 



tail in milk of magnesia bottles stored in 
their cycle panniers. "Those tall slim blue 
bottles are just the right size," Hey explains. 

Though the travelers don't do much 
snacking on the road, each one usually 
carries an apple or other fresh fruit, a 
granola bar or even a chocolate bar. But 
it's water that makes the difference. "We 
ride many miles in extreme heat, often in 
the high 90s, so we must drink lots of 
water to keep going," Hey says. 

Because they like to get an early start 
in the cool of the morning, they rise with 
the sun. Obviously they are equally ready 
to turn in at an early bedtime. No TV for 
this trio — in fact, there's not a transistor 
radio or cassette player or alarm clock 
among them. They don't even peek at 
newspaper headlines in gas stations or 
convenience stores. 

When it comes to on-the-road experi- 
ences, the good far outweighs the bad. 
But they've had their share of the latter. 

Of all their trips, their rock-bottom night 
was at a campground near Port Jervis, 
New York, when they were still novices. 
It took super-human strength to maneuver 
their heavy bikes down a ravine to the 
facility in a muddy hollow. When they 
dropped into the pit that passed for a camp, 
one glance showed the place to be filthy. 
They wouldn't even venture inside the 
so-called latrine. They pitched their tents 
in a nearby field and made an earlier than 
usual getaway the next morning. 

Probably their "most miserable" over- 
all trip was two years ago going from 
Binghamton, New York, to Bar Harbor, 
Maine. That late May, each day was colder 
and rainier than the one before. Frost made 
climbing the mountains a hazard, and three 
weeks of tent living was far from idyllic. 

One of the nicer experiences was be- 
ing invited to spend a night (during the 
'95 ride) in the Lock House in downtown 
Ottawa, where the Rideau Canal connects 
Lake Ontario with the St. Lawrence. In 
fact, Canada rates at the top of their list. 
Their "best ever" trip was a few summers 
ago when they cycled from Missoula, 
Montana, to Jasper and Alberta, Canada. 
Sightseeing stops included five national 
parks, Banff and Lake Louise. 

They praise Canadian roads as the most 
biker-friendly, with good shoulders and 
courteous local motorists, while they rank 
their home state and West Virginia near 
the bottom. "Western Pennsylvania truck- 
ers are the rudest — they push you right 
off the road," Hey charges, "and the shoul- 
ders are narrow and gravelly." 

Alaska presented a different kind of 
problem. Because of the distance involved 
and the vastness of the state itself, they 



14 The Valley 



broke their own rule of independence and 
joined a Sierra Club expedition, which 
transported them and their bikes to 
Anchorage. They fanned out from there 
on organized day trips. 

Just as boaters should take every safety 
precaution on the water, so should bikers 
on the road, the women insist. At sea it's 
the life jacket; on the highways the com- 
parable safety device is a rearview mirror. 
Hey prefers a mirror mounted on her pre- 
scription sunglasses (the kind that adjust 
to the degree of light). She 
says she would never ride in 
traffic without the mirror. 

Their vehicles are gener- 
ously equipped with lights, 
although the trio's policy is * 
never to ride at night except f| 
in an emergency. Likewise 
their clothing is brightly col- 
ored (never dark or black) 
and their lightweight helmets 
are white. 

Probably their most 
hair-raising few miles came 
during their first bike visit to 
Manhattan. They had crossed 
New York's Lower Bay on 
the Staten Island ferry and 
plunged into the maelstrom 
of northbound traffic on 
Sixth Avenue. Shaky but 
unscathed they reached their 
destination, a youth hostel in 
midtown, and were ready to 
break out those milk of mag- 
nesia bottles. 

In that kind of situation, 
a veteran cyclist gives thanks 
for the superlative equipment 
available today (some of it 
even derived from U.S. space 
designs). Hey's 22-pound 
chrome alloy machine has 21 
gears, allowing her to move immediately 
and smoothly into whatever change of 
speed is required — from that frightening 
ride in Gotham to the difficult descent 
over rough, muddy terrain at Port Jervis. 

Fitting a bicycle to a specific human 
being might be compared to having Yves 
St. Laurent create and custom fit a ball 
gown. For her newest cycle (fourth in her 
fleet) it took 28 separate measurements 
punched into a computer, along with data 
about her body relationships, physics, style 
of riding and gearing preferences It's not 
exactly like making the purchase on blue 
light sale night at K-Mart. 

No matter how expensive the cycle, 
flat tires are a way of life. Consequently, 
an inner tube patching kit — and expertise 
in how to use it — is a part of each rider's 



luggage; it is always needed, and is often 
replaced. "No sane cyclist would start 
without a kit," she reports. 

On the other hand, they pack a mini- 
mum of clothing. In the Hey panniers are 
to be found two pairs of shorts, three shirts, 
three sets each of underwear and socks, 
one each of tights and long underwear 
and jacket. No dress or skirt. 

Sunscreen, insect repellent and a sup- 
ply of punk are necessities. Swarms of 
mosquitoes aren't unusual, but the Read- 




ing Three have not yet experienced the 
bane of most outdoors people — black flies. 

Nor has the trio ventured abroad (except 
for Canada) with their bikes. But an inter- 
national trip "could very well be in the 
future," although they haven't exhausted 
the continental United States. Among the 
regions they plan to explore are Minnesota's 
lakes and parts of the far West. They will 
probably do Canada's Maritime Provinces 
before crossing the Atlantic. 

Hey wasn't yet involved with the sport 
when she and her husband lived in Italy for 
several years while he was in the Army; in 
fact, two of her children were born in that 
country and had their first tricycles there. 



All six offspring — the two university 
professors, the lawyer, the doctor, the 
Marine pilot and the high school teacher — 
"are engaged in a conspiracy," their mother 
says. "They want me to be a little more 
careful." 

As would be expected, she shrugs this 
off as unnecessary worrying, reminding 
them that she comes from strong, 
long-lived stock (one parent died at 92, 
and the other is still going strong at 96). 
In fact, friends say one of her most fre- 
quent comments is her grati- 
tude for having been blessed 
with superb health, fine genes 
and lots of luck. 

Intense though she is about 
what she describes as her 
"dream job" at Lebanon Val- 
ley, she eagerly takes the one 
month hiatus every spring for 
what invariably becomes a joy- 
ous and refreshing experience. 
When she's presiding in 
Room 203 in the Humanities 
Building, Hey strives to speed 
the "long slow process" of 
energizing her students to 
understand the economics 
theory behind the basic prob- 
lems of the '90s: the health 
" i m care industry, distribution of 
& resources, free market sys- 

tems and above all, ecologi- 
cal and environmental 
matters. She has worked hard 
to set up a public policy pro- 
gram within the economics 
department to encourage the 
students to apply economic 
thinking to analyze such 
issues as taxes, public trans- 
portation and waste manage- 
ment. When she puts on her 
hat as secretary of the state 
executive committee of the American 
Association of University Professors, she 
is equally absorbed in that body's respon- 
sibilities. She also lends her talents to the 
Lebanon Chamber of Commerce Envi- 
ronmental Concerns Committee and the 
Advisory Committee for the Greater 
Lebanon Refuse Authority. 

But give her three or four weeks on the 
road and those weighty topics fade from 
consciousness. "The repetition of camp 
chores reduces life to the simple things," 
she says. "You feel your body getting in 
tune with your surroundings, and peace is 
at hand. The serendipity is out there if you 
have the gift to see it." 

Lois Fegan is a Hershey-based freelancer 
who writes for regional and national 
publications. 



Fall 1995 15 



Diversity: A Moral 

and Educational Imperative 




The college has a 
responsibility to create 
a community where 
differences are understood 
and respected, argues 
the dean. 

ByDr. William J. McGill 



In the arena of American politics, 
one of the current hot buttons is the 
issue of affirmative action programs. 
Increasingly those programs — 
which government, business and 
educational institutions had adopted over 
the last three decades — have come under 
attack as ineffective, unnecessary, discrimi- 
natory or even unconstitutional. 

There are really two levels to the con- 
troversy. The first level is the philosophi- 
cal question of whether American society 
believes in social justice, believes in fact 
in the historic commitment to seek to cre- 
ate a political and economic order that 
will provide "liberty and justice for all." 
The second question in the controversy is 
the practical one of whether the particular 
policies we have pursued are appropriate 
to and effective in the achievement of 
such an order. 



People who agree on the first question 
may disagree on the second, and indeed 
the very essence of the political process in 
a democratic society is that people will 
differ about the best way to achieve a 
mutual goal. Unfortunately, in the heat of 
the argument about particulars, we often 
confuse the two questions. Thus "Affir- 
mative Action," which in the best sense 
means that we commit ourselves to con- 
scious and intentional efforts to achieve a 
just order, has been narrowly limited to 
quarrels about quotas: a commitment to 
pursue actively the ideal has become 
bound to a particular means. 

In spite of such quarrels, Lebanon 
Valley College has a responsibility, a 
responsibility rooted both in its commit- 
ment to the fundamental connection 
between knowledge and ethics and in its 



The Valley 



origins within a religious tradition that 
emphasizes a "faith active in love," for 
exemplifying in its own life as a commu- 
nity the values it affirms. Consequently, 
for the college, the effort to take some 
"affirmative action" to create a learning 
community that is both diverse and 
respectful of diversity is a moral and edu- 
cational imperative. 

The recently adopted strategic plan 
asserts as one of its desired conditions for 
the year 2001 that "The college consti- 
tutes a diverse community of women and 
men having different racial, religious and 
geographical origins; reflecting varied eth- 
nic, socio-cultural and economic back- 
grounds; and possessing a variety of 
personal characteristics and interests. The 
college provides a campus environment 
where such differences are understood and 
respected." 

This goal arises from two equally 
strong convictions: (1) that the real 
strengths and qualities of this community 
and the education it provides offer oppor- 



Throughout the spring semester of 
the past year, a Diversity Task 
Force — comprised of faculty, stu- 
dents, administrators and community 
members — met to address the question 
"What do we need to do to create a cam- 
pus community that is both diverse and is 
genuinely respectful of diversity?" 

The response to that question empha- 
sized four elements: establishing connec- 
tions for the students; developing a more 
diverse faculty and staff; creating a 
multi-faceted program of diversity train- 
ing for students, faculty, staff and com- 
munity; and ensuring that campus-wide 
cultural programming is inclusive. The 
Task Force addressed each of these ele- 
ments by trying to determine what, if any- 
thing, was being done now and what 
needed to be done. The recommendations 
that concluded the report to the president 
were not intended as a must-do checklist. 
They represent a variety of strategies that 
appropriate offices and committees need 
to examine carefully. Some may work, 



Many of the strategies to enhance recruitment and particularly 
retention of minority students are just common sense ideas. 



tunities for and are suited to the needs of a 
broader variety of people than currently 
comprise it and (2) that the community 
itself is not well served by isolation intel- 
lectually and socially from the realities of 
a multicultural world. 

Though the new strategic plan states 
forcefully the desired condition, the idea 
itself is hardly a new one on campus. The 
previous strategic plan also spoke to the 
issue, and over the years the college has 
pursued various strategies to achieve a 
more diverse community. The fact that 
diversity has remained an elusive quality 
is not peculiar to Lebanon Valley Col- 
lege. But our inability — and that of many 
of our peer institutions — to make diver- 
sity an essential characteristic must not 
discourage us from the effort. The active 
pursuit of the idea is itself an essential 
characteristic of this community if we are 
to be true to what it is we say we are. 

The college's motto is "You shall know 
the truth and the truth shall set you free." 
(John 8:32) We aim to free our students 
from ignorance, superstition, prejudice, 
narrowness of vision. More than that we 
aim to free them for a life of service to 
others. To that end we provide an educa- 
tion that helps students to acquire the 
knowledge, skills, attitudes and values 
necessary to live and work in a rapidly 
changing, increasingly diverse and envi- 
ronmentally fragile world. 



some may not. And there may be other 
strategies that emerge from the effort to 
pursue these. 

For that reason, rather than describing 
the various recommendations here, I would 
simply emphasize the overall tone and 
character of the Task Force' s conclusions. 
Central to its thinking is the conviction 
that if the process of diversifying is to 
succeed in its fundamental educational 
purpose, the college must pursue effec- 
tive strategies in all four areas. Also clear 
is that many of the strategies to enhance 
recruitment and particularly retention of 
minority students are just common sense 
ideas that would apply to all new stu- 
dents. The difference is that at present 
many of them happen for "majority" stu- 
dents in an informal way simply because 
of the numbers. This should remind us 
that we need to be more intentional in 
connecting all students to sources of per- 
sonal support in the college and the broader 
community. 

In terms of student recruitment, we 
need to understand and appreciate the fact 
that, aside from our continued effort to 
increase the number of international stu- 
dents, we do not need to go far afield to 
have a significant pool of potential appli- 



cants. Within our prime recruiting area, 
the three largest minority groups are 
African- Americans, Asian-Americans and 
Hispanic-Americans; they would consti- 
tute the principal sources for diversifying 
the student body. That fact should also 
remind us to avoid the tendency to define 
diversity in terms of a single group. The 
"desired condition" posited in the strate- 
gic plan calls for a broader understanding 
of diversity. We need to be realistic in 
terms of what it is possible for us to do 
given our primary market, but that market 
is far richer in terms of its diversity than 
the college as a community has been 
heretofore. 

Finally, the Task Force emphasized that 
changing the complexion of the commu- 
nity will not occur without some discom- 
fort. To believe that we can move toward 
a more diverse community without some 
difficult moments, without misunderstand- 
ings, without even some pain, is a false 
hope that will not serve us well when we 
do pass through troubled waters. We can- 
not guarantee that the transition to a more 
diverse community will occur without 
some unhappy incidents. What we can do 
is to create a context in which we can use 
such incidents to achieve a greater under- 
standing and to fulfill our purposes as an 
educational community. 

That caveat inevitably provokes the 
question "Then why do it?" The recent 
growth of the college, its vitality in a 
variety of ways, will prompt some to won- 
der why we would want to embark on a 
process that seems to promise some dis- 
comfort. My response to that is two-fold: 
first, to reiterate what I stated earlier, that 
it is a moral and educational imperative 
rooted in the values we proclaim as a 
community; and second, to suggest that 
we have achieved and can maintain the 
very vitality and good health of the insti- 
tution that we cherish only by striving to 
do that which is right and best for our 
students. The new strategic plan makes 
that imperative clear by emphasizing a 
reaffirmation that the college's "mission 
statement will frame strategic priorities of 
the institution." 

To commit ourselves to affirmative 
action strategies that will make Lebanon 
Valley College a more diverse community 
and one in which "differences are under- 
stood and respected" is a commitment 
made in the spirit of that affirmation. 



Dr. William J. McGill, senior vice presi- 
dent and dean of the college, chaired the 
Diversity Task Force. 



Fall 1995 



17 



SPORTS 



r*\ i I ■ ■ I Jk 



By John B. Deamer, Jr. 
Director of Sports Information 

Four athletic greats enter 
Hall of Fame 

On October 14, during Homecom- 
ing weekend, Lebanon Valley 
College welcomed four new mem- 
bers into its Athletic Hall of Fame: 
Dr. Gregory V. Arnold '72, Susan Adler 
Crews '76, Scott A. Mailen '82 and John 
A. Yajko '63. 

Arnold earned four varsity letters in 
football and three in lacrosse. On the grid- 
iron, he received MAC All-Conference 
Honorable Mention honors in 1969, the 
KALO MVP Homecoming game award 
in 1971, the college's coveted Chuck 
Maston Award in 1972 and the 1971-72 
National Top 35 NCAA Postgraduate 
Scholarship Award. In lacrosse, he re- 
ceived 1972 MAC All-Conference Hon- 
orable Mention. In 1969, Lebanon Valley 
football and lacrosse were MAC South- 
ern Division champions. 

Adler Crews earned four letters in field 
hockey and two in women's lacrosse. In 
1973, she received field hockey Honor- 
able Mention honors at the forward posi- 
tion in the Lancashire Tournament. Adler 
Crews co-captained the 1 975 lacrosse team 
and was named the college's Outstanding 
Female Athlete in 1976. 

Mailen earned four letters in men's bas- 
ketball. He is fifth on the Dutchmen all-time 
scoring list with 1,480 career points. A 
three-time team MVP, Mailen served as team 
captain, led the MAC in rebounding in 1 979, 
received MAC and ECAC All-Conference 
Honors in 1981 and was a member of the 
1982 All-Atlantic Region team. 

Mailen has been an assistant basket- 
ball coach at Lebanon Valley for seven 
seasons and will assist again this year. 

Yajko earned four letters each in foot- 
ball and baseball. He was a member of the 
1961 MAC Conference Championship 
team in football. In 1962, Yajko earned 
MAC All-Conference Honors in both foot- 
ball and baseball. He captained the 1962 
football team and the 1963 baseball team. 




Inducted into the Hall of Fame were (from 
left): John A. Yajko '63, Scott A. Mailen '82, 
Susan Adler Crews '76 and Dr. Gregory V. 
Arnold '72. 

Lebanon Valley College's Hall of Fame 
was established in 1976 to recognize past 
athletic excellence. A 10-year period must 
pass before an athletic great can be in- 
cluded in the group. This year's four new- 
comers will join 99 individuals already 
immortalized as the very best to have worn 
the Lebanon Valley blue and white. 

Spring Sports Update 

Baseball 8-21 

Injuries prevented any chance of a suc- 
cessful season for the 1995 Dutchmen 
under first-year head coach John Gergle. 
The Dutchmen, though, will be repre- 
sented in the NCAA record book due to 
senior shortstop Mark Lapole, the team 
MVP. In a game against Swarthmore, he 
hit three straight triples. 

Golf 11-5-1 

The Dutchmen had a fine season and fin- 
ished seventh out of 17 in a tournament 
hosted by Susquehanna, and third out of 
1 2 teams in a tournament at York College. 
Lebanon Valley finished fourth at the 
MAC Championships. 

Softball 10-29 

The improved season was due to the lead- 
ership of co-MVPs and co-captains Joda 
Glossner and Sharon Murray. 

Glossner scored 17 runs, had 28 hits, 
hit .252, knocked in 14 runs, drew 14 
walks and had 66 putouts and 78 assists. 

Murray led her team in scoring 26 runs 
and 43 hits. She hit .377, knocked in 18 



runs, drew 13 walks and had 72 
putouts and 57 assists. She also hit 
two homeruns. 

Men's Tennis 4-8 

In the first year for official colle- 
giate competition, the men posted a 
respectable record. 

The team's co-MVPs, Jason 
Henery and William Kesil, finished 7-5 
and 8-4 respectively in singles competi- 
tion, and combined their talents to win 
seven of their 1 1 doubles matches. 

Men's and Women's Outdoor 
Track and Field 

Senior Ross DeNisco became the first 
All-American from Lebanon Valley in the 
shotput when he finished seventh at the 
1995 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track 
and Field National Championships. 

DeNisco threw the shot 51-1 1/2 in the 
finals, establishing a new school record. 
During the season, DeNisco also broke the 
school record in the discus (150-8). He 
was selected as the outstanding athlete at 
the MAC Championships after winning the 
shotput and discus for the second consecu- 
tive year. A co-captain and MVP with Jeff 
Koegel, DeNisco led the men's team to an 
11-0 dual-meet record, the team's second 
consecutive undefeated season. 

Also qualifying for the nationals was 
sophomore Jennifer Nauss, who placed 
1 2th in the finals of the long jump. Nauss 
also finished 12th in the 100 meter dash 
and 1 1th in the 200. At the MAC Champi- 
onships, Nauss won gold medals in the 
100 and 200 (her 25.67 in the 200 was a 
school record) and took the silver medal 
in the long jump and in the 400 meter 
relay, in which she anchored a school 
record 51.2. Nauss also set school records 
in the 1 00 ( 1 2.5 1 ) and the long jump (18-3 
1/4) during the season, leading the 
women's team to an 1 1-1 dual-meet record. 

Anthony Bernarduci, a freshman, quali- 
fied for the nationals in the javelin and 
finished 13th, throwing 188 1/4. He won 
the silver medal in the javelin at the MAC 
Championships. 



18 The Valley 



NEWS BRIEFS 



Frank talk on 
war and peace 

A semester-long symposium examining 
warfare and its alternatives involved the 
entire campus and surrounding commu- 
nity this fall. Titled "War and Peace: A 
Dialogue," the symposium featured lec- 
tures by military and civilian luminaries, 
including author Kurt Vonnegut; Wash- 
ington Post columnist and peace activist 
Colman McCarthy; military ethicist Dr. 
Richard Gabriel; and Col. Karl Farris, 
chair of the Peace Keeping Institute at the 
U.S. Army War College. 

Among its special events have been 
visits to Fort Indiantown Gap to see artil- 
lery firings, to an armored vehicles manu- 
facturing plant in York and to the Vietnam 
Wall and the Holocaust Museum in Wash- 
ington, D.C. A series of international films 
was also presented. 

The symposium grew out of an inter- 
disciplinary course, "Society and its Weap- 
ons," taught at the college for the past two 
years, according to Dr. James Scott, direc- 
tor of general education and professor of 
German. (See the Winter 1995 Valley.) 

"The course — taught by a physicist, 
political scientist, psychologist and phi- 
losopher — looks at a number of different 
aspects of modern warfare," Scott noted. 
"The situation is unique in that there has 
been considerable involvement by the 
military — primarily the 28th Division of 
the National Guard, which is headquar- 
tered at nearby Indiantown Gap. There 
was a lot of interest in the dialogue that 
resulted, and we decided to extend the 
experience to the rest of the campus and 
the community." 

All events — with the exception of the 
Vonnegut lecture and the films — were free 
and open to the public. The speakers 
included Lt. Col. Jim Reynolds, from the 
Department of Command, Leadership and 
Management at the U.S. Army War Col- 
lege; Obai Kabia '73, logistics officer in 
the Department of Peacekeeping Opera- 
tions for the United Nations; Dr. Richard 
Tushup, staff psychologist at the Lebanon 
Veterans Administration Medical Center; 




Novelist Kurt Vonnegut spoke during the 
"War and Peace" symposium this fall. 

Robert Trostle, a Vietnam veteran; and 
Dr. Richard Gabriel, an expert in military 
ethics, an author and a consultant to NBC 
and "60 Minutes." 

A concluding panel discussion, "Can 
Peace Break Out?" was held on Novem- 
ber 14. Participants included Dr. Gabriel; 
Col. Karl Farris; Col. William Richar, 
National Guard 28th Division; and Dr. 
Gregory Bischak, National Commission 
for Economic Conversion and Disarma- 
ment. The moderator was Celia Cook- 
Huffman, assistant professor of peace 
and conflict studies of the Baker Institute 
of Peace and Conflict Studies at Juniata 
College. 

A related series of nine international 
films titled "War and Uneasy Peaces" 
attracted a wide audience to the new Allen 
Theater on Annville's Main Street. Other 
events included a 1960s sing-in featuring 
folk singer Bobbi Carmitchell. 

Biggest — and best — 
year in enrollment 

The academic year opened with 1 , 1 82 full- 
time students — the largest enrollment in 
the college's 129-year history. 

There were 83 1 returning students, 301 
freshmen and 50 transfers, according to 
William J. Brown, Jr. '79, dean of admis- 
sion and financial aid. The freshman class, 
he noted, is the most outstanding one aca- 
demically in the college's history. "An 
impressive 75 percent of the new class 
received one of our achievement-based 
scholarships," Brown said. 



Some 119 of the freshmen — nearly 
40 percent — were in the top 10 percent 
of their high school class and received a 
Vickroy Scholarship, which pays half of 
the $14,390 tuition. The 71 freshmen 
who were in the top 20 percent of their 
high school class received Leadership 
Scholarships, which pay one-third of 
tuition. Some 35 others were in the top 
30 percent of their class and received 
Achievement Scholarships, which pay 
one-fourth tuition. 

The freshmen come from eight states 
(Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New 
Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode 
Island and Virginia) and from eight for- 
eign countries (Barbados, Bermuda, the 
Czech Republic, Estonia, Japan, Malay- 
sia, Nepal and Sierra Leone). 

Students gain 

new housing options 

To accommodate the continued growth in 
enrollment, several new housing options 
were made available this year. 

In Mary Green, four new double rooms 
and one triple were constructed for 
upperclass men. On the lower level of 
Vickroy, six new doubles were created 
for upperclass women. 

Thanks to a gift from the late Margaret 
Weimer, the college purchased and 
refurbished Weimer House, at 144 North 
College Avenue, to house six women. A 
purchased duplex property, now known as 
Sheridan Avenue Residence Hall, has been 
refurbished to house eight men in Sheridan 
West and six women in Sheridan East. 

In addition, the Friendship House was 
converted to house eight women. Apart- 
ments the college owns on East Main Street 
were renovated and converted for students; 
they consist of a four-person unit and two 
apartments each housing two people. 

House has a long history 

Weimer House, which the college recently 
bought at 144 North College Avenue for 
student housing, has an interesting 
history. One of its previous owners, Col. 



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The historic Weimer House on North College Avenue has been refurbished to house 
six women students. 

Rodman Miller, provided a complete list 
of its owners, starting in 1867 with J.D. 
Rigor. From 1878 to 1885, it was owned 
by G.W. Rigor, probably the man who 
was Vickroy's partner in starting Lebanon 
Valley College in 1866 (J.D. Rigor might 
have been a brother or a son of G.W. 
Miles Rigor.) 

In order to expand and build a new 
building in 1867, land was bought to the 
north and 17 lots were sold to help finance 
the construction. Listed as Grantor for the 
first owner of the house in 1867 are five 
men: Joon H. Kinports, George W. Mark, 
Lewis Craumer, George W. Hoverter and 
Rudolph Herr. Those are the five men 
who bought the original building and gave 
it to the United Brethren Conference to 
"establish and maintain forever an institu- 
tion of high grade." 

It is interesting that, after 128 years 
and 1 1 owners, the college has bought 
back what it sold in 1867. 

— Edna Carmean '59 



Art showcased 
at Kreiderheim 

Kreiderheim has gained a new mission as 
the college's conference center and mini- 
gallery. Throughout the main level of the 
building that formerly served as the 
president's home, local and campus art- 
ists will display their work. The display 
will be changed every two months. 

Already Kreiderheim has featured a 
variety of works, including the photo- 
graphs of Dotti D'Orazio and M. Duane 
Mills, both of Lancaster, and the draw- 
ings of Holly Trostle Brigham, adjunct 
instructor of art. 



Artistic year at the Gallery 

Oil paintings ranging from pastoral scenes 
to allegories, from small oil sketches to 
grand exhibitions, were featured in 
August and mid-October at the Suzanne 
H. Arnold Art Gallery. The exhibition, 
titled "Passages: Images of Transition in 
19th- Century American Landscape Paint- 
ing," featured leaders of the Hudson River 
School, among them, Thomas Cole, Asher 
B. Durand, Jasper Cropsey and John 
Frederick Kensett. 

The Gallery is drawing people from 
throughout central Pennsylvania, says di- 
rector David Brigham. He attributes the 
wide audience to the quality artwork. "The 
Gallery offers a unique opportunity to see 
museum-quality exhibitions in central 
Pennsylvania," he stated. "In fact, many 
of the works to be displayed in the com- 
ing year have either been shown in or lent 
by major museums." 

The exhibitions span a wide variety of 
media, periods and cultures, Brigham 
explained. "Last year, our exhibits in- 
cluded art objects created in Europe, North 
America and Asia between the 16th and 
20th centuries. This year we will exhibit 
paintings, ceramics, photographs and 
sculpture, from the early 19th century to 
the present." 

Other exhibits scheduled for the year are: 
■ "Ceramics by Toshiko Takaezu," 
November 3-December 17. Takaezu, one 
of the most important living ceramists, is 
best known for her abstract, closed forms, 
which combine the attributes of sculpture 
and painting. 



■ "Selections from Alfred Stieglitz's 
Camera Work" January 1 2-February 25, 
has an opening reception on January 13 
from 3-5 p.m. Stieglitz, one of the best- 
known early photographers, promoted the 
recognition of photography as an art form 
by establishing the journal Camera Work 
and the Gallery 291. 

■ "Women as Mythmakers," March 8- 
April 7, offers an opening reception on 
March 9 from 3-5 p.m. and a lecture by 
Audrey Flack on March 21 at 7 p.m. The 
exhibit features her sculpture and also 
includes two-dimensional work by several 
other artists. Flack's current work focuses 
on the representation of modern goddess 
figures, which she considers to be a heal- 
ing force in a society torn by ethnic, gen- 
der and class divisions. The exhibit ties in 
with Women's History Month. 

TV news: Live 
from the Gallery 

WHP-TV 21 in Harrisburg broadcast por- 
tions of its 6 p.m. news program live from 
the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery on 
August 10. The broadcast was part of a 
summer "On the Road" series that fea- 
tured various central Pennsylvania com- 
munities. Annville/Cleona was also 
covered in the broadcast. A 22-second news 
promotion focusing on the college ran for 
several days preceding the live broadcast. 

Vietnamese 
gather at reunion 

Following the fall of Saigon in the summer 
of 1975, 12 Vietnamese refugees arrived 
at Lebanon Valley. They had nothing more 
than the clothes on their backs and their 
hopes for a new life in the United States. 
The college had selected them from among 
the thousands of refugees housed at Fort 
Indiantown Gap, and arranged financial 
support for their studies. 

More than 20 years later, Lebanon 
Valley welcomed these graduates back to 
campus for a reunion celebration on 
August 5. 

Four of the original 1 2 students attended. 
Tuan Dang '79 is an advanced engineer 
for Osram Sylvania, and brought along his 
wife, Minh-Phoung Nguyen Dang '79, 
assistant vice president and corporate con- 
troller for Guthrie Health Care System. 
Luong Nguyen '79 is a senior scientist and 
consultant for Rohm and Haas Co. Nhung 
Fidler '78 is a district manager for AT&T. 



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A fifth graduate had to stay home with 
his son who was ill, but joined the group by 
telephone from Pittsburgh. He is Dr. Si 
Pham '79, a cardiothoracic surgeon at the 
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 
and a member of the team that performed 
the heart/liver surgery on former Pennsyl- 
vania Gov. Robert P. Casey. 

Their story gathered local interest as 
well as statewide media attention through 
an Associated Press article. 



Due to space and equipment limitations, 
the class can accommodate only eight stu- 
dents. Since more than 20 applied, the de- 
partment plans to offer the course again in 
the spring and then at least once a year. 

"It's a neat course," said art department 
chair David Brigham. "The students aren't 
just making bowls and teacups, they're 
also learning about 3-D design, sculpture 
and form." He added that an extra benefit 
to this semester's class will be a potter's 




Nhung Fidler '78 (left) and Minh-Phoung Dang '79 laugh about undergraduate days at 
Lebanon Valley during a Vietnamese reunion held on campus in August. 



Library update 

Progress on constructing the Vernon and 
Doris Bishop Library is moving quickly, 
although a few snags pushed workers three 
to four weeks past their original deadline 
of November 10. The delays, however, 
are not expected to affect the opening of 
the new high-tech library, still slated for 
the beginning of the Spring Semester. 
Setbacks have included problems with the 
rocky soil, which was unsuitable for 
packing around the building's foundation, 
and redesigning the sprinkler system. The 
college plans to dedicate the building on 
Founders Day. 

Ceramics class takes shape 

This fall, students interested in art have a 
new medium through which to express 
their creativity. The art department has 
added a ceramics course taught by potter/ 
painter Jim Gallagher, an adjunct instruc- 
tor who also teaches and supervises the 
art department in the Manheim Township 
School District. 



wheel demonstration and exhibition by 
master ceramist Toshiko Takaezu, who is 
displaying her work in the Suzanne H. 
Arnold Art Gallery this fall. 

Elderhostels attract 
lifelong learners 

In May and August, more than 80 indi- 
viduals from throughout the United States 
came to campus to participate in Elder- 
hostel. This weeklong academic program 
for older adults, part of an international 
program, was organized through the Con- 
tinuing Education Office and director 
Elaine Feather. 

Elderhostels can be found at colleges, 
universities, independent schools, folk 
schools, camps, conference centers and 
other educational institutions in all 50 
states, Canada and overseas. The program 
keeps costs low for participants, who are 
over the age of 55. They live in dormito- 
ries or other lodging on site, eat in the 
cafeteria, participate in extracurricular 
activities and take up to three non-credit 
courses in the liberal arts and sciences. 



Lebanon Valley's Elderhostel in May 
featured three classes. "From Rags to 
Riches: Pennsylvania Robber Barons," 
was taught by Dr. Howard Applegate, 
associate professor and chair of history. 
"Poetry That Touches You: Frost, Yeats, 
Larkin and Brooks," was offered by Dr. 
Gary Grieve-Carlson, assistant professor 
of English. And Dr. Jeanne Hey, assistant 
professor of economics, taught "Ecologi- 
cal Economics." 

The week in August, which focused 
around the Renaissance, featured "From 
Fiefdoms to City-States," by Dr. Richard 
Joyce, associate professor of history; "The 
Music of Humanism," by Dr. Scott Eggert, 
associate professor of music; and "What a 
Piece of Work Is Man," by Dr. John 
Kearney, professor of English. 

Teens play at music camp 

Over 70 junior and senior high school 
musicians from Pennsylvania, Maryland, 
New Jersey, New York and Virginia were 
on campus July 9-14 for the Ninth Annual 
Summer Music Camp. 

The one-week residential camp, directed 
by Dr. Robert Hearson, associate professor 
of music, offered major programs in con- 
cert band, strings, piano and guitar, with a 
strong emphasis on chamber music experi- 
ences. The teen-agers could perform in a 
jazz band, percussion ensemble, brass choir, 
woodwind choir and smaller chamber 
music ensembles in each instrument area. 
Their electives included jazz improvisa- 
tion, music theory and both beginning 
piano and guitar. The camp also featured 
master classes, private lessons and special 
interest seminars. 

Youth scholars 
learn about college 

Summer also brought more than 200 high 
school students from six states to cam- 
pus to experience college life first-hand 
during the Daniel Fox Youth Scholars 
Institute, June 25-30. 

The summer's session marked the 21st 
year of the Institute, a challenging pro- 
gram that introduces exceptional high 
school students to all aspects of college 
life, from intensive study to dorm living 
and cafeteria dining. Students came from 
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, 
Connecticut, Maryland and Massachusetts. 
Scholars are nominated by their high 
school teachers or guidance counselors 
and are taught by Lebanon Valley faculty. 

The program, originally created to 
expose students to careers in the sciences, 



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has branched out to more than 12 subject 
areas — from chemistry, psychobiology 
and actuarial science to art theory, com- 
puter graphics and music. 

Youth at risk find a friend 

A "first of its kind" partnership program 
began this summer to link up the Lebanon 
School District and Indiantown Gap. Two 
Valley faculty members — Dr. Michael 
Day, professor of physics, and Dr. Dale 
Summers, assistant professor of education, 
are involved in the Youth at Risk Program. 
It pairs students who are in need of aca- 
demic motivation with state Army National 
Guard soldiers stationed at the 28th Divi- 
sion Artillery Headquarters in Hershey. 

The program began with a three-day 
camp in June. The students watched Howit- 
zers being fired, learned about aerodynam- 
ics by watching jets and had the chance to 
see a helicopter and target ranges close-up. 

The program's goals are to increase a 
student's chance of completing high 
school by establishing a relationship with 
a mentor and by getting a broad exposure 
to careers in and out of the military. 
Beginning with this school year, each adult 
mentor visits a student once a week either 
at home, in the school or in the commu- 
nity. Others heading up this effort are Col. 
William Richar of the National Guard's 
28th Division and Dennis Tulli, assistant 
to the superintendent for the Lebanon 
School District. 

Teachers, too, 

had a summer camp 

Some 67 elementary and middle school 
teachers from 20 central Pennsylvania 
school districts came to the Valley to bone 
up on how to teach science. They got to 
send off rockets, take a canoe ride and 
even search for geology lessons in the 
backdrops of popular movies. The three- 
week summer institute, held June 19-July 
7, was part of the college's Science Edu- 
cation Partnership Program, a four-year 
effort that will ultimately reach over 1,000 
teachers and 50,000 area students. 

"We had 40 different sessions for the 
teachers to choose from, according to their 
interests and the grade level they teach," 
noted Maria Jones, Partnership program 
director. "We tried to make the sessions 
fun as well as educational. For example, 
we worked with carnivorous plants, 
learned how to teach science with toys, 
developed an environmental center and 
butterfly garden and learned how diabase 
and triassic rocks affected the Battle of 
Gettysburg." 



The teachers had some field trips, too — 
a canoe trip down the Susquehanna River 
and a visit to Three Mile Island. They 
entered the information superhighway via 
e-mail and the Internet. And they studied 
the stars from an inflatable planetarium. 
Afterward, they returned to their schools 
and shared what they learned via in-service 
training days, said Jones. 

Lebanon Valley also has an equipment 
resource center to provide the teachers 
with reference books, videos and science 
kits containing materials for complete 
science lessons. 

"Many of the kits were made by teach- 
ers," said Jones. "This is a very teacher- 
driven program. The teachers involved 
designed it themselves." The resource cen- 
ter makes available the kits that work. "At 
the end of four years, we will have a 
model program that can be replicated in 
other districts," Jones added. 

The Science Partnership Program is 
funded by almost $425,000 in grants from 
the Whitaker Foundation and a $560,498 
grant from the National Science Founda- 
tion. It seeks to strengthen science teach- 
ing in grades K-8 in 20 area school districts 
in Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, Lancaster 
and Lebanon counties. 



Sociologists lead 
group in Europe 



Some 20 students, faculty and administra- 
tors traveled to Europe last summer as 
part of a mini-term course called 
"Multicultural Studies." 

The five-city European tour was spon- 
sored by the sociology department and 
coordinated by Sherrie Raffield and 
Sharon Arnold, both associate professors. 
The group traveled to Frankfurt, Munich, 
Venice, Lucem and Innsbrook. 

Corbett named 
attorney general 

Thomas W. Corbett '71 has been appointed 
to replace Ernie Preate, Jr. as Pennsylvania's 
attorney general. Corbett, nominated by 
Gov. Tom Ridge, was confirmed by the 
Senate in October. (Watch for a feature on 
Corbett and his wife, Susan Manbeck 
Corbett '72, in the next Valley). 

Tops in Sciences and Math 

Lebanon Valley has been identified by 
Peterson's Guides, a major publisher of 
college guidebooks, as one of 200 colleges 
and universities in the United States that 
offers an outstanding undergraduate pro- 
gram in the sciences and mathematics. The 



college will be listed in a guidebook, Top 
Colleges for Science — Leading Programs 
in the Biological, Chemical, Geological, 
Mathematical and Physical Sciences, 
which will be published in early 1996. 

Lebanon Valley was selected from 
among nearly 1 ,500 four-year colleges and 
universities initially identified according 
to the classifications listed in the 7994 
Carnegie Classification of Institutions of 
Higher Education. The listing was based 
on the following criteria: the number and 
percentage of baccalaureate alumni hav- 
ing earned doctorate degrees in each of 
the basic sciences and mathematics from 
1988-1992; the number and percentage of 
undergraduates having earned their bac- 
calaureate degrees in each of the basic 
sciences and mathematics from 1988- 
1992; and the number and percentage of 
baccalaureate alumni having been awarded 
NSF Fellowships. 

Students featured in 
U.S.A. Today 

Several Lebanon Valley students were in- 
cluded in the October 10 issue of U.S.A. 
Today as part of a special feature on fi- 
nancial aid. Seniors Amy Shollenberger 
and Cornell Wilson, sophomores Angie 
Koons and Beth Paul, junior Tennell 
Daniels and freshman Ross Patrick were 
interviewed on campus by U.S.A. Today 
journalist Pat Ordovensky. 

The special financial aid feature is done 
each year in conjunction with the paper's 
three-day financial aid hotline in Wash- 
ington, D.C., that is staffed by financial 
aid and admission officers from around 
the country. Lynell Shore, Lebanon 
Valley's financial program analyst, has 
worked on the hotline for two years, which 
is how Ordovensky learned about the col- 
lege and its programs. Shore and William 
J. Brown, Jr. '79, dean of admissions and 
financial aid, spent two days fielding calls 
this year. A photo of Shore and a few 
pieces of her financial aid advice were 
featured in an article about the hotline, 
which appeared in the October 13 edition 
of U.S.A. Today. 

In the news 

The college's merit-based scholarship pro- 
gram has attracted media attention once 
again, this time from the Los Angeles 
Times. An article, "The ABCs of Saving 
for College," by Kathy Kristof, cited Leba- 
non Valley's program as an example of 
how merit-based scholarships work. The 
article appeared in the Sunday edition on 
August 27. 



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The Valley 



NEWSMAKERS 



Synodinos to retire 

President John A. Synodinos on October 
30 announced that he would retire at the 
end of June 1996, or as soon thereafter as 
a successor is elected. 

"This college has been singularly for- 
tunate in having President Synodinos' s 
vision for the past eight years," said Tho- 
mas C. Reinhart '58, chairman of Leba- 
non Valley's board of trustees. Reinhart 
chaired the 1988 search committee that 
recommended Synodinos, who has de- 
voted his 36-year career to serving higher 
education, including administrative posi- 
tions at the Johns Hopkins University and 
Franklin & Marshall College. 

Citing major milestones of the 
Synodinos presidency, Reinhart added, "in 
just the past five years, full-time under- 
graduate enrollment increased 43 percent 
and the total headcount is now at nearly 
1 ,900. Lebanon Valley is recognized as a 
national trend-setter in achievement schol- 
arship programs because John knew that 
the hard work of students should be 
rewarded. The campus has undergone a 
dramatic transformation with new con- 
struction, renovation and landscaping. 
Two special accomplishments are the new 
Bishop Library, to be opened next semes- 
ter, and the success of the $21 million 
Toward 2001 campaign. It was John's 
vision that moved Lebanon Valley to the 
front rank in electronic support of educa- 
tion through campus networking, distance 
learning and access to the international 
informational matrix." 

In announcing his retirement, 
Synodinos, 61, expressed his gratitude to 
his colleagues in the college community. 
"The eight years since Glenda and I first 
became associated with Lebanon Valley 
College have been among the best years 
of our lives," he commented. "I am grate- 
ful to the trustees for having given me the 
opportunity to serve as president. I thank 
the members of the faculty and adminis- 
tration for their dedication and deep com- 



mitment to the college and to its students. 
I appreciate greatly the generous support 
of our alumni, parents and friends." 

A presidential search committee has 
been formed. 

New faces 

Middle East specialist Dr. Robert 
Bookmiller joins the political science 
department for a one-year appointment as 
a sabbatical replacement for Dr. Eugene 
Brown, who is teaching at Nanjing Uni- 
versity. Bookmiller was formerly an 
assistant professor at Kutztown Univer- 
sity. He has a Ph.D. and an M.A. in for- 
eign affairs from the University of Virginia 
and a B.A. in international studies from 
Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 

Dr. Lee Chasen has been named an 
assistant professor in the department of 
mathematical sciences, succeeding Horace 
(Whitey) Tousley who retired. Chasen 
received his Ph.D. in mathematics from 
Virginia Tech and a B.S. in mathematics 
from Bloomsburg University. He has been 
named a Project NExT (New Experiences 
in Teaching) Fellow by the Mathematical 
Association of America. The program is 
designed for outstanding individuals who 
have recently earned a doctorate in math 
and are interested in improving under- 
graduate math teaching and learning. 

Newest member in the biology depart- 
ment is Dr. Michael Camann. who comes 
from the University of Georgia, where he 
was a postdoctoral research associate in 
the department of entomology. He has a 
Ph.D. in entomology from the University 
of Georgia, a B.S. in biology from George 
Mason University and an A.S. in natural 
sciences from Northern Virginia Com- 
munity College. 

Dr. Johannes Dietrich replaces Dr. 
Klement Hambourg, who retired last 
spring from the music department. 
Dietrich was an adjunct assistant profes- 
sor at Montana State University and an 
instructor in the preparatory department 
at the College Conservatory of Music, 
University of Cincinnati. His D.M.A. and 
M.M. in violin performance are both from 



Cincinnati and his B.M. in education with 
honors is from Montana. 

Succeeding Dr. Perry Troutman, who 
retired, in the religion and philosophy 
department is assistant professor Dr. 
James Hubler. He holds a Ph.D. in reli- 
gious studies and a B.A. in classical stud- 
ies from the University of Pennsylvania. 
He formerly taught at Penn and the Phila- 
delphia Theological Seminary. 

Dr. Louis Manza joins the psychology 
department as assistant professor, replac- 
ing Dr. David Lasky, who retired. He was 
an assistant professor of psychology at 
Gettysburg College and an adjunct lec- 
turer in psychology at Penn State's York 
campus. He earned a Ph.D. in experimen- 
tal psychology from the City University of 
New York, an M.A. in experimental psy- 
chology from Brooklyn College and a B.A. 
in psychology from SUNY at Binghamton. 

Dawn Murray has joined the admis- 
sion staff as a counselor. She is a 1995 
graduate of Millersville University, where 
she majored in anthropology. She served 
as the head mentor/assistant to the direc- 
tor for Millersville's academic excellence 
program. 

Trisha Magilton is the new assistant 
for the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery. 
She is a fine arts graduate of Temple Uni- 
versity and also spent a semester in Rome 
with the Tyler School of Art. An artist, 
she is also experienced in planning and 
installing art exhibits. 

Promotions 

Dr. William McGill, vice president and 
dean of the faculty, has been named 
senior vice president of the college. In the 
absence of the president, McGill will 
assume primary responsibility for college 
affairs. 

Deborah Fullam '81, formerly con- 
troller and treasurer, has been named vice 
president and controller. 

Robert Riley has been named vice 
president of computing and telecommuni- 
cations. He was formerly executive direc- 
tor of computing and telecommunications. 



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23 



Jane Paluda, director of publications, 
has been promoted to assistant director 
of College Relations and director of 
publications. 

Jennifer Evans has been promoted to 
director of student activities and the Col- 
lege Center. She will be in charge of Leedy 
Theater, will chair the Public Events 
Committee and will take over Jim 
Woland's duties for this year's Authors & 
Artists series. Woland has left the college 
to pursue other interests. 

Dr. Barbara Denison, formerly asso- 
ciate director of continuing education, has 
been promoted to director of the college's 
Lancaster Center. Denison will continue 
administering the center, which is located 
on the campus of Franklin & Marshall 
College. She has also been named an 
associate editor of the journal, Sociology 
of Religion: A Quarterly Review. It is the 
only international, English-language jour- 
nal in the sociology of religion. 

Heather Richardson, formerly admis- 
sion and financial aid counselor, and Mark 
Brezitski, formerly admission counselor, 
have both been promoted to assistant 
director of admission. 

Sue Szydlowski has been named 
director of the Community Music Insti- 
tute, replacing Suzanne Riehl, who has 
become a full-time member of the music 
department faculty. Szydlowski, who was 
formerly assistant director of the Institute, 
will also direct the Kindermusik program. 

Moved to management 

Dr. Leon Markowicz, formerly a profes- 
sor in the English department, has moved 
to the management department. Now in 
his 25th year at the college, Markowicz 
has research and teaching interests that 
complement both communications and 
management. The move is one of several 
changes that will strengthen the manage- 
ment department programs and more 
closely tie the department into the liberal 
arts mission of the college. 

Mastering e-mail 

Mike Zeigler, director of computer user 
services, received a master's of education 
in training and development with a spe- 
cialization in computer training from Penn 
State in May. His master's project was a 
computer-based training module on e-mail 
for the college's academic computer sys- 
tem. Robert Riley, vice president for tele- 
communications services, and Andrew 
Brovey, assistant professor of education, 
were members of his master' s committee. 




Jane Paluda 



Jennifer Evans 



m$. mm 

Dr. Barbara Denison 



Honored by the NCAA 

Joda Glossner '95 was awarded a $5,000 
NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship in rec- 
ognition of her academic and athletic 
achievement. Glossner, who earned 12 
letters in field hockey, women's basket- 
ball and softball, is the first Lebanon Val- 
ley student to receive this honor. From 
1992 to 1994, she was a three-time Col- 



lege Field Hockey Coaches Association 
Academic All-American, an honor ac- 
corded those who have a minimum GPA 
of 3.5 and contribute significantly to their 
team. She was named to the MAC fall, 
winter and spring All-Academic Honor 
Roll nine times — three times for each sport 
she played from 1992 to 1995. 



24 The Valley 




Dr. Louis Manza 



Heather Richardson 



Career election 

Dave Evans, director of career planning 
and placement, was named president-elect 
for the Pennsylvania College Career Ser- 
vices Association at its annual June con- 
ference in State College. 



Research maven 

Lance Westerhoff '97, a biochemistry/ 
applied computer science major, spent his 
summer at Cornell University working as 
a research assistant to Dr. Roger 
Spanswick, professor of plant science. 
Westerhoff, whose position was funded 
by a grant from the National Science Foun- 
dation, was working on a study involving 
membrane transport in plant cells. 

Switzerland trip 

In June, Dr. Donald Bryne, director of 
American studies and professor of reli- 
gion and history, and Heather Merz '96 
and Beth Berkheimer '96 traveled to 
Leysin, Switzerland, where they presented 
a paper at the World Association for Case 
Study and Research Application. The 200 
conference participants focused on inno- 
vative teaching techniques. 

The three Lebanon Valley representa- 
tives presented a description and narra- 
tive evaluation of a junior honors seminar 
on ethics that they completed in the 1994 
Fall Semester with six other seniors. The 
course, modeled by the students, discussed 
the death penalty, abortion, euthanasia, 
affirmative action, genetic engineering, 
welfare rights and other ethical issues. 

Professional meetings 

Dr. Paul Heise, assistant professor of eco- 
nomics, chaired two sessions and was a 
commentator on a third at the History of 
Economics Society meeting at the Uni- 
versity of Notre Dame in June. 

Dr. Bryan Hearsey, chair of math- 
ematical sciences, presented a paper at 
the Actuarial Research Conference at Penn 
State in August. The paper summarized a 
study he has done for the Society of Actu- 
aries Career Encouragement Committee 
on North American University Actuarial 
Science Programs. In September, he pre- 
sented the results of his investigation to 
the Career Encouragement Committee at 
its meeting in Chicago. 

Dr. Sharon Clark, associate profes- 
sor of management, attended a legal semi- 
nar in Orlando, Florida, in July, titled "The 
Essentials of Human Resource Manage- 
ment." 

Dr. Richard Cornelius, chemistry 
chair, attended the national meeting of the 
American Chemical Society in Chicago 
in August. He spoke on "Chemistry Do- 
mesticated: An Alternative Curriculum for 
the Two-Semester Introductory College 
Chemistry Course." 



Warren Thompson, assistant profes- 
sor of religion and philosophy, led a work- 
shop session on the Holocaust, at the 32nd 
Annual Curriculum Conference of the 
Pennsylvania Department of Education in 
July at Shippensburg University. 

Dr. Andrew Brovey, assistant profes- 
sor of education, attended the National 
Educational Computing Conference in 
Baltimore. He also led a session on "Cog- 
nition, Concept Maps and the Computer" 
at a conference on Integrating Critical 
Thinking Across the Curriculum, held in 
Williamsport in October. He will be pre- 
senting a paper titled "The Professor and 
Professional Productivity, a.k.a. The 
Laptop Ranger" at the 1995 Computers 
on Campus conference in Houston. 



Faculty authors 



Dr. Paul Heise, associate professor of 
economics, has written a chapter, "Sto- 
icism in the EPS: The Foundation of 
Smith's Moral Philosophy," in The Clas- 
sical Tradition in Economics Thought, a 
book published by Edward Elgar for the 
History of Economics Society. 

Dr. Susan Verhoek, professor of biol- 
ogy, published an article on the causes 
and effects of hybridization in plants in 
the October issue of the magazine Fine 
Gardening. 

Walter LaBonte, adjunct English in- 
structor, has had an essay about teaching 
accepted for publication by Townsend 
Press. The essay will appear later this year 
in a book, Making a Difference. 

The July 1995 issue of The Journal of 
Chemical Education featured the work of 
Dr. Richard Cornelius, chemistry chair, 
and his students. The cover photograph 
was taken by chemistry major Debbie 
Katz '96 and shows a sparkler formulated 
by biochemistry major Christina Walters 
'97 and chemistry/physics double major 
Allen Keeney '97. An article in the issue 
by Keeney, Walters and Cornelius de- 
scribes a lab experiment for making spar- 
klers. The work was done as part of the 
NSF-funded project called "Chemistry 
Domesticated." 

Dr. William McGill, senior vice presi- 
dent and dean of the faculty, had a short 
story, "The Secret of Walter Johnson's 
Balls," published in the June 1995 issue 
of Spitball magazine. McGill is 
co-publisher and poetry editor of this quar- 
terly devoted to baseball. 



Fall 1995 25 



ALUMNI NEWS 



Studying the Fine 
Print of Fine Printers 

By Diane E. Wenger '92 



"I: 



was always interested in beautiful 
books. I was brought up with beau- 
tiful books," explains Dr. Martha 
Jane Koontz Zachert '41, describing how 
she came to write her recent book, Fine 
Printing in Georgia, 1950s-1990s: Six 
Prize-winning Private Presses. 

After graduating with a B.A. in Eng- 
lish from Lebanon Valley, Zachert put her 
love of books and book arts to practical 
purposes, earning first a certificate in 
librarianship from the Enoch Pratt Free 
Library in Baltimore, and then a master's 
degree in librarianship in 1953 from Emory 
University. She received her doctoral de- 
gree from Columbia University in 1968, 
and has taught in library schools at Emory, 
Florida State, Georgia State College and 
the University of South Carolina. 

While working toward her D.L.S. at 
Columbia, Zachert took part in a seminar 
on beautiful books and fine presses that 
sparked a lifelong interest. Later, classes 
taught on the same subject by two 
women — Clyde Pettus at Emory and Agnes 
Gregory at Florida State — further inspired 
her, so much so that Fine Printing is dedi- 
cated to these "connoisseurs of Georgia 
private presses and all fine printing." 

Zachert defines fine private presses as 
"an aesthetic idea — a fine press is the press 
of a printer who wants to make beautiful 
books." The fine press movement began 
in England in the 1890s when William 
Morris, dismayed by the industrial move- 
ment, learned to make his own paper and 
inks and to print beautiful medieval-style 
books. In the United States, the move- 
ment spread from the Midwest toward the 
two coasts. 




Artistic books produced by Georgia 's 
private presses intrigued Dr. Martha Jane 
Koontz Zachert '41. 

Fine presses are usually owned by one 
individual who is financially and creatively 
responsible for the endeavor. These print- 
ers are "letterpress people" who work with 
lead type, not computers, to produce lim- 
ited edition books. They choose the type 
of paper, ink, typography, page design, 
binding and illustration — in short, "every 
enhancement of the book." The products 
of these presses are truly limited editions, 
because lead type can be used only a cer- 
tain number of times before it deterio- 
rates, Zachert emphasizes. Each printer 
decides on how many copies will be in the 
edition. They distribute them through 
small, local stores rather than large book- 
stores. The primary audiences are librar- 
ies and private customers on each press's 
mailing list. 

During her travels in England as a li- 
brary consultant, Zachert acquired her first 
copies of fine press books. She went on to 
build a sizeable collection and subse- 
quently donated portions of it to libraries 
at Florida State University and Georgia 
Southern University. Her collection still 
contains about 300 books in three catego- 
ries: Georgia private presses, miniature 
books and women printers, along with 
some 25 reference books. 

Although her research has uncovered 
over 40 Georgia imprints that may have 
been private presses, Zachert limited the 
scope of Fine Printing to the mid-to-late 



20th century. She profiled the operation of 
six presses "that have won selection into a 
juried regional or national exhibit of finely 
printed books." The author conducted in- 
terviews with five of the seven owners of 
the six private presses, compiling oral his- 
tories where possible and working from 
information supplied by the two who de- 
clined to be interviewed orally. The result 
is a series of lively essays profiling each 
press and the printers' "working methods, 
motivations and philosophies." Her book 
also includes an annotated bibliography of 
the works printed by the six presses, along 
with illustrations of their pressmarks. 

One of her subjects, Dwight Agner of 
Nightowl Press in Athens, was so struck by 
the idea of a book on private fine presses 
that he offered to publish her book him- 
self — and did. Ironically, though, Fine Print- 
ing had to be "typeset" by computer because 
the enormous number of bibliographical ref- 
erences would have been extremely diffi- 
cult to print by the letterpress method. 

A native of York, Pa., Zachert has lived 
most of her life in Georgia, her husband 
Edward's home state. Now retired from 
teaching, she and her husband live in Tal- 
lahassee, Fla., where she works as a con- 
sultant to health science libraries, special 
libraries and library education projects. In 
addition to her work on fine presses, 
Zachert lectures and writes extensively 
on women printers. One of her lectures on 
women printers will be printed, bound 
and published within the next year by one 
of the foremost women printers in the 
country, Carol J. Blinn of the Warwick 
Press in Easthampton, Mass. 



Diane E. Wenger '92 is director of alumni 
programs at Lebanon Valley and adjunct 
assistant professor of American studies. 



26 The Valley 



Three Legacy 
Families with 
Deep Roots 

By Diane E. Wenger '92 

The theme of this year's Family 
Weekend, September 22-23, was 
"All in the Family," and indeed, 
here at Lebanon Valley, we are fond of 
saying that we are all part of one big 
college family. 

For many alumni, however, the family 
connection is much more literal. Some 17 
percent of our alumni are married to other 
alumni; 50 alumni are parents of current 
students; and another 200 alumni are "past 
parents," whose children previously gradu- 
ated from the Valley. Still others have 
more distant family connections — grand- 
parents, aunts and uncles — who attended 
Lebanon Valley and inspired a special love 
for the college in their younger relatives. 

In some of these legacy families, the ties 
to their alma mater span multiple genera- 
tions. Anne Shroyer Shemeta '51, Patricia 
Wood Edris '54 and Rev. Rodney H. Shearer 
'66 are all members of such families. 

According to Anne's reckoning, a 
grand total of 32 family members attended 
Lebanon Valley. In fact, she traces her 
connection to the school back to its found- 
ing, when her great-grandfather, David 
Kreider, Jr., along with six others, in 1860 
purchased the Annville Academy, the fore- 
runner of the college. Eight years later the 
seven owners sold the property to a group 
of investors who in turn donated it to the 
founders of Lebanon Valley. David, who 
owned a mill on the edge of Annville, was 
an early trustee of the college and, accord- 
ing to Anne, he "more than once bailed 
out the college when it needed help in 
meeting its expenses." David's daughter 
(Anne's grandmother) was Lillian Kreider 
Shroyer, who graduated in 1900. David's 
brother, Henry Kreider, was also a trustee 
and was treasurer of the college. Lillian's 
brother, David Graybill Kreider, gradu- 
ated in the 1890s. 

A number of Kreider cousins also at- 
tended the college: Anne E. Kreider '00, 
Sallie Kreider '09, A. Raymond Kreider, 
Edwin Kreider, Gideon Kreider '09 (who 
bequeathed the building now known as 
Kreiderheim to the college), Emma Kreider 
Coover, D. Albert Kreider, Josephine 
Kreider Henry and Mary Kreider Stehman. 

Aaron S. Kreider, David's half-brother, 
although not an alumnus, was instrumen- 
tal in raising money for the college. From 
1915 to 1918, he led a campaign to raise a 
half-million dollars, which was a consid- 



erable sum in those days. Aaron Kreider' s 
grandson, Elliott Nagle '50, and other 
descendants also attended the college. 

Lillian met her future husband, Rev. 
Dr. Alvin Edgar Shroyer '00, at Lebanon 
Valley, where he had returned to head the 
Department of Bible, Religion, Ethics and 
Philosophy. In addition, he also taught 
Greek and Hebrew, and in the early years 
of this century headed the Alumni Asso- 
ciation. Dr. Shroyer was so popular with 
students and fellow faculty members that 
when he died in 1920 from influenza, the 
commencement exercises were canceled 
to mourn his death. 

Lillian and Alvin' s son, David Kreider 
Shroyer '26 (Anne's father), also met his 
future wife at Lebanon Valley: Frances 
H. Long '28, the 1928 May Queen. 
Frances' sister, Anna E. Long, graduated 
in 1924. Two other sons of Lillian and 
Alvin — A. Edgar Shroyer, Jr. '30 and C. 
Wilbur Shroyer '35 — also graduated from 
the college. Edgar chose as his wife Gladys 
Hershey '32. Her sister, Josephine Hershey 
Kreider '22, was the director of alumni at 
the college for many years; her brother, 
Alfred Hershey, graduated from Lebanon 
Valley in 1927. 

One of Anne's great aunts, Effie 
Shroyer Kinney '07, sent four of her chil- 
dren to her alma mater: Alvin Kinney '32, 
Charles Kinney '37, Harlin Kinney '39 
and Hazel Kinney '50. A niece of Alvin's, 
Ruth Shroyer Lark, graduated in 1932; 
her brother, Lawton, served on the board 
of trustees. Two of Ruth's nieces are 
Nancy Shroyer Wilson '65 and Susan 
Shroyer Ervin '67. 

Like her parents and grandparents be- 
fore her, Anne met her husband, Joseph 
Shemeta '52, at Lebanon Valley. Their 
daughter, Susan Shemeta Stachelczyk '76, 
attended the college for two years before 
transferring to the University of Delaware 
to major in textiles. 

Two of Anne's sisters followed their 
sibling's example by attending the Valley 
and marrying alumni: Frances Jeanne 
Shroyer '54 married Nicholas Bova '52 
and Lois Shroyer '56 married Richard 
Smith '58. Anne's sister-in-law, Mary 
Swope Shroyer '58 and her sister, Elma 
Swope Kreider '55, are also part of the 
Shroyer-Kreider Lebanon Valley family. 

Anne and Fran continue in their family 
tradition by staunchly supporting Leba- 
non Valley. Each of the two sisters has 
served on the Alumni Scholarship Com- 
mittee, which Anne chaired for several 
years. Anne is an active member of the 
LVC Friends of Music, and Fran volun- 
teers her time to the Alumni Campus 



Events Committee. They are also mem- 
bers of the college Auxiliary. 

Even the Shroyer family homestead 
continues to serve the college. Situated at 
the corner of North College and Sheridan 
avenues, Fran and Anne's childhood home 
is now the Shroyer Health Center. 

Patricia Wood Edris '53 also perpetu- 
ated a family legacy when she chose Leba- 
non Valley. "My mother went to the 
Valley — I didn't want to go anywhere 
else," she recalls. Pat's mother, Elizabeth 
Hopple '24, had regaled her daughter with 
stories about science professors S.H. 
Derickson and Andrew Bender, inspiring 
Pat to come to Lebanon Valley with the 
goal of becoming a doctor. Later, how- 
ever, tired of waiting for chemistry ex- 
periments to be completed and inspired 
by a math professor, Dr. John Paul Shultz, 
Pat switched her major to math. 

Pat's college career was interrupted 
when she married Earl Edris '58 in April 
of her junior year. She took one year off 
for the birth of their first son, and returned 
to college in 1953, only to learn she was 
expecting again. Then-president Frederic 
Miller gave Pat special permission to fin- 
ish her Fall Semester, and son Bob was 
born on January 15, 1954 — a true son of 
Lebanon Valley, Pat jokes. 

In February she returned to college to 
complete her student teaching. Although 
she did not live on campus, choosing to 
commute from her home where studying 
conditions were quieter than in a dorm 
room, Pat was active in campus life and 
served as co-editor, with John Walter, of 
the yearbook. After teaching math at 
Cedar Crest High School for 26 years, 
Pat retired six years ago. 

Earl, Pat's husband, attended Lebanon 
Valley after he was discharged from mili- 
tary service, earning his B.S. in physics in 
three years. He, too, was a teacher, at 
Hershey High School and later at York 
Suburban. After taking early retirement, 
he turned his hand to woodworking, and, 
in fact, was commissioned a number of 
years ago to produce a walnut lectern still 
used at the college. 

Pat and Earl Edris had three other chil- 
dren after Bob: Earl Jr. ("Skip"), Ann and 
Scott; all four chose to attend college out- 
side of the Lebanon area. However, after 
going to Virginia Tech for one year, Bob 
transferred to Lebanon Valley and in 1975 
became the third generation of his family 
to graduate from the college. 

This fall, the fourth wave entered Leba- 
non Valley when Bob's daughter Amy 
became a member of the Class of 1999. 
Amy, who was president of the student 
body at Annville-Cleona High School, was 



Fall 1995 27 



drawn to the family alma mater by an 
attractive scholarship package. (The col- 
lege continues to recognize academic 
achievement in high school with automatic 
tuition discounts based on class rank. In 
addition, children of alumni receive a $500 
a year scholarship for up to four years.) 

Rodney H. Shearer '66 also met his 
wife, Mary Ellen Olmstead '65, at Leba- 
non Valley. A native of Wernersville, Pa., 
Rodney chose Lebanon Valley for two 
reasons: its music program and the fact 
that his mother, Helen Hain Shearer, had 
graduated from the college in 1930. (Ini- 
tially a music major, Rodney later switched 
to history.) 

Mary Ellen decided to attend Lebanon 
Valley because, she said, "...it felt like 
home. Dr. Clark Carmean was my first 
handshake when we visited the campus." 
She recalls that she first met Rodney when 
she was a student worker in the dining 
hall. She poured a glass of milk for him as 
he came through the cafeteria line. The 
couple dated through college and married 
in 1968. (Rodney's brother, Franklin 
Shearer '69, followed him to Lebanon 
Valley, where he, too, met his future wife, 
classmate Lucille Koch '69.) 

After graduate studies at Gettysburg 
Seminary, United Theological Seminary 
and Drew University, Rodney was called 
to return to Lebanon Valley as the chap- 
lain, a position he held from 1 976 to 1 980. 
Coming back to the Valley constituted a 
kind of homecoming for the Shearers, who 
still count as close friends many former 
professors and colleagues. Rodney notes, 
that, ironically, his first room on the cam- 
pus was in the old Kreider Hall, which 
later became the site of Miller Chapel and 
of his office as chaplain. 

When they returned to the Valley, the 
couple had one daughter, Laura Beth. In 
time Laura Beth was joined by sisters 
Angela and Sarah. When it came time to 
choose a college, Laura Beth pleasantly 
surprised her parents, who had refrained 
from influencing her choice, by deciding 
on Lebanon Valley. A Leadership Scholar, 
Laura Beth graduated in 1992, and a year 
later married Christopher Krypata '93 in 
Miller Chapel. Their wedding ceremony, 
most appropriately, involved two former 
Lebanon Valley chaplains, her father and 
Rev. John Abernathy Smith, as well as 
the current chaplain, Rev. Daryl Woomer. 
While Angela did not attend Lebanon Val- 
ley, she did choose a graduate as her 
fiance: Matthew Dickenson '94. 

Today Rodney and Mary Ellen Shearer 
reside about seven miles from the college, 
in Ono, where he is pastor of the Ono 
United Methodist Church. Annville still 



feels like home, they note, and they often 
return to campus to enjoy concerts and 
other cultural events. 

The Shearers agree that much has 
changed on campus since they were stu- 
dents here. They rejoice in the fact that 
some things, however, have remained un- 
changed: the close friendships between 
professors and students and the warm car- 
ing nature of the college. But then, isn't 
that what being part of a family is all 
about? 

Diane Wenger '92, director of alumni pro- 
grams, is also part of a legacy family. Her 
son Seth graduated in 1994 and her daugh- 
ter Laura is a freshman. 



Marathon Round Robin 

What are the chances that a dozen 
alumnae will keep a round robin letter 
going for 50 years after graduating from 
Lebanon Valley? And what are the chances 
that all 12 of the letter writers will attend 
their 50th Reunion? 

Judging from the Lebanon Valley 
Class of '45, chances are, as they say, 
"awfully good." Rosalie Reinhold Bross, 
Maeredith Houser Doyle, Mary Jane 
Brown Fitz, Evelyn Hiester Frick, Janice 
Stahl Geiling, Jeanne Waller Hoerner, 
Doris Sterner Kendall, Elizabeth Gooden 
Rhodes, Miriam Jones Rudy, Patricia 
Bartels Souders, Ruth Karre Wareham 
and Sarah Koury Zimmerman were all 
music students at Lebanon Valley — 
members of "The Conserve." 

Over the years they dispersed across 
the country — to California, Indiana, Vir- 
ginia and New York — as well as all over 
Pennsylvania. Yet they faithfully kept in 
touch. Every six to eight months the round 
robin letter would arrive at one of their 
homes, bringing news of family, profes- 
sions and, most recently, urging one other 
to attend their 50-year reunion. 

"I didn't put as much news in the letter 
as I usually do," Sarah Zimmerman noted. 
"I wanted people to come to the reunion 
and share their news in person." 

The strategy worked, although up until 
the day of the reunion, it was uncertain 
whether all the women would be able to 
attend. But at the annual awards luncheon 
on April 30, 1995, the Lebanon Valley 
Class of '45 Round Robin not only cel- 
ebrated the anniversary of their com- 
mencement, but they all were present to 
commemorate this half-century milestone 
in a very special long-distance friendship. 



Carmean Society Formed 

Members of the Senior Alumni Associa- 
tion have voted to change the name of 
their group to the Carmean Society. Ac- 
cording to Lloyd Beamesderfer '39, presi- 
dent of the Carmean Society, the name 
was changed to eliminate any suggestion 
that the Senior Alumni constitute a group 
separate from the main alumni body. "We 
are all members of one association... the 
Lebanon Valley Alumni Association," 
Beamesderfer emphasizes, "and we are all 
working for the same goals." 

Traditionally the term "senior alumni" 
has referred to those alumni who gradu- 
ated from Lebanon Valley at least 50 years 
ago. Recently the Alumni Council ex- 
panded that definition to include alumni 
who have reached the age of 72, in recog- 
nition of the fact that more and more 
alumni returned to school as "non-tradi- 
tional students." 

The new name honors Drs. Clark and 
Edna Carmean '59, who have been with 
the college for over 60 years. They exem- 
plify the ideal of long-term service to an 
institution. 

As in the past, meetings of the Carmean 
Society will be held twice a year, during 
Homecoming and Alumni Weekend. Dur- 
ing Alumni Weekend, members of the 
50-year reunion class will be inducted into 
the society as its newest members. 



Awards Honor Graduates 

Six outstanding alumni were honored for 
their achievements during the annual 
awards luncheon held during Alumni 
Weekend, April 28-30. 

Ross W. Fasick '55, of Chadds Ford, 
Pa., was named the college's 1995 Distin- 
guished Alumnus. Fasick, who earned a 
Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of 
Delaware, was employed for 35 years by 
E. I. DuPont Nemours, Inc., where he 
rose from bench chemist to senior vice 
president with responsibility for a $6.5 
billion business center. Retired from 
DuPont in 1993, he is a trustee of the 
college and chair of the Strategic Plan- 
ning Committee. Active in Boy Scouts 
and the United Way, he has served on 
visiting boards of the School of Business 
at the University of Michigan and the 
School of Chemistry at the University of 
Delaware. Fasick received an Alumni 
Citation in 1986. 

William C. Gingrich '65, of Philadel- 
phia, received the Carmean Award in Ad- 
mission for his work as an Alumni 
Ambassador. After earning a B.S. in math 



28 The Valley 



at the Valley, he served a three-year stint 
in Tanzania with the Peace Corps. Since 
1969, he has taught math at Philadelphia's 
Central High School, where he also 
coaches championship chess teams. 

Douglas O. Ebersole '78, of San Fran- 
cisco, received an Alumni Citation for his 
contributions to the legal profession. 
After earning dual degrees in political sci- 
ence and math at LVC, he earned a 
master's degree from the University of 
New South Wales and a J.D. from Stanford 
Law School. Ebersole has worked in cor- 
porate law since 1982 and currently is 
vice president, licensing, general counsel 
and secretary for Protein Design Labs in 
Mountain View, Calif. 

George M. Reider, Jr. '63, of 
Farmington, Conn., received an Alumni 
Citation for his contributions to the insur- 
ance industry. An employee of Aetna Life 
& Casualty Insurance Company for 31 
years, in May Reider was named insur- 
ance commissioner of the State of Con- 
necticut. He has been active in local 
government both in Pennsylvania and 
Connecticut. 

Dr. Elizabeth Miller Bains '64, 
deputy branch chief at NASA's simula- 
tion systems at the Johnson Space Center 
in Houston, was awarded an Alumni Cita- 
tion for her contributions to science and 
the space program. She majored in phys- 



ics and earned a master's degree in col- 
lege teaching and a Ph.D. in physics from 
the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. 
Bains taught for three years at Alcorn 
State University in Mississippi, where 
she directed two National Science 
Foundation-sponsored programs. In 1979 
she began working at Johnson Space Cen- 
ter, where her first assignment was work- 
ing on a flight simulator to train space 
shuttle pilots to accomplish their tasks 
while in orbit. She has worked for NASA 
since 1988. (A profile of Bains appeared 
in the Winter 1995 issue of The Valley.) 

Glenn H. Woods '51, of Annville, Pa., 
received an Alumni Citation. Woods taught 
English at the college from 1965 until his 
retirement in 1990 as associate professor 
emeritus. He was active in the Southeast 
Asian refugee program from June 1975 to 
the late 1980s, especially in the teaching of 
English as a Second Language. Woods was 
elected into the Miles Rigor Society in 1990 
and serves as editor of "Class Notes." 



Remembering Miss Myers 

Were you one of the helpers of Helen 
Ethel Myers '07 in the Carnegie Library? 
Myers was librarian from 1921 to 1958, 
when she retired. Students who worked 
with her are asked to send their names and 





These six graduates received alumni awards (from left): Douglas O. Ebersole '78, 
William C. Gingrich '65, Ross W. Fasick '55, George M. Reider, Jr. '63, Dr. Elizabeth 
Miller Bains '64 and Glenn H. Woods '51. 



For 37 years, Helen Ethel Myers '07 served 
as college librarian. If you have a favorite 
story about working with her, Lebanon 
Valley would like to hear from you. 

any stories they have about their days in 
the library to Ellen Arnold, Director of 
Development, Laughlin Hall, 103 East 
Main St., Lebanon Valley College, 
Annville, PA 17003. 

A room in the new Vernon and Doris 
Bishop Library will be named for Myers, 
and a reunion of former library workers is 
being planned for Alumni Weekend, April 
26-28. Plan to attend this special event! 



Lancaster Alumni 
Plan Fun Events 

Eleven Lancaster County alumni have 
formed a regional committee to plan 
alumni events in their area. Under the 
leadership of June Lykens Lantz '57, the 
group held a picnic in September and is 
planning a Lancaster County night at 
a Dutchmen basketball game in Novem- 
ber and a Valentine's Day Dance next 
February. 

Others who attended the initial plan- 
ning meeting were Glenn Bootay '87, 
Bill Brown '79, Franklin Lantz '57, 
Al Maree '79, Steve Trapnell '90, Larry 
Ziegler '57 and Mary Ellen Risser 
Ziegler '58. 

Lancaster County alumni interested in 
working with the committee on events 
should call the Alumni Office toll-free at 
1-800-ALUM-LVC. 



Fall 1995 



29 



CLASS NOTES 



Former Faculty 

Dr. Gilbert McKlveen, chair of LVC's Edu- 
cation Department from 1 949 to 1 967, had two of 
his poems, "A Tribute to a Grand Old Lady" and 
"A Letter to My Granddaughter," set to music by 
Hilltop Records and included on a cassette, 
"America." In 1992. Dr. McKlveen published a 
collection of his poems. Jingle Junk and Good 
Stuff. He resides in the Grace Community in 
Myerstown, Pa. 

Dr. Robert C. Riley died on March 15, 1995. 
He was the husband of Doris Sponaugle Drescher 
Riley and was preceded in death by his first wife, 
the late Ruth Ruppersberger Riley '40. He re- 
tired in 1986 as vice president and controller of 
LVC. where he had previously been a professor 
of economics and business administration. He 
had earlier been on the faculty of Franklin & 
Marshall College. He earned an MA. from Co- 
lumbia University in 1947 and a Ph.D. from New 
York University in 1962. He was an Army vet- 
eran of World War II and later retired as a lieu- 
tenant colonel in the Air Force. 



Eulogy for a 
Beloved Musician 

We were notified by writer Louise 
Spizien that Johana Harris, a 
former music teacher at Lebanon Val- 
ley, died on June 5, 1 995. Johana Har- 
ris was known as Beula Duffey when 
she taught piano at Lebanon Valley as 
a one-year replacement in 1935-36. 
She married the composer, Roy Har- 
ris, who courted her on campus. Beula 
went on to a career of great acclaim as 
a composer, pianist and teacher, most 
recently at UCLA. She made an in- 
delible impression on those who came 
in contact with her at Lebanon Val- 
ley, both for her outstanding perfor- 
mances and her bubbling personality. 
Spizien has written a biography of 
the musician in which her year at Leba- 
non Valley is discussed. The writer 
came to Annville to talk with those of 
us who remember Beula vividly. An 
excerpt from her book appeared in 
The Musical Quarterly, Vol. 77, No. 
4, Winter 1993.— Edna Carmean '59 



Pre-1930s 



News 

Fredricka Baker Yetter '28 lives in Pitman 
Manor, a United Methodist retirement home in 
Pitman, N.J. 

Deaths 

Rev. Elias D. Bressler '25, December 7, 1994. 

Sarah R. Dearwechter Neischwender '25, 
February 18, 1995. She was a retired school teacher 
from Schuylkill and Lebanon counties (Pa.). 

Charles Z. Runk '26, May 3, 1995. 

Mark H. Layser '27, February 8, 1995. He 
retired in 1969 as administrative assistant for 
special services at the Upper Perkiomen School 
District in Pennsburg, Pa. He held a master's 
degree in education from Columbia University. 

M. Catherine Wertz '27, March 16, 1995. 
She had been a teacher in the Muhlenberg Town- 
ship School District in Laureldale, Pa. 

Edna Graham Moser '28, April 8, 1995. 
Valedictorian of her class at LVC, she went on to 
teach high school math and biology in 
Moorestown, N.J., and in Conebaugh, Pa. She 
married G. Paul Moser '28 in 1932. After Paul 
completed his internship at Geisinger Hospital, 
she assisted him in his family practice in 
Ringtown, Pa., and from 1937 to 1968 in his 
Bloomsburg practice of ophthalmology and 
otolaryngology. 

Hazel Bailey Smedley '29, August 26, 1994. 
She is survived by two daughters, Virginia 
Smedley Burkhart '58 and Mary Smedley Tyson. 



1930s 



News 

Lorayne Seele Freeman '32 is still active in 
real estate. She is also involved with the New 
Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs on the 
state and local levels. 

Laura Bender Shortlidge '32 is a retired 
teacher and lives with her daughter, Martha, in 
Abington, Mass. 

Dr. Mae I. Fauth '33 received a certificate 
of retirement in April from the Department of the 
Navy in recognition of 39 years of faithful ser- 
vice to the government. 

Deaths 

Dorothy Hiester Behney '30, December 15, 
1994. 

Dr. Joseph R. Fiorello '30, February, 13, 1995. 
He is survived by Anna Mae, his wife of 60 years, 
and by three children and five grandchildren. 

Robert W. Jacks '30, December 16, 1994. 
He retired from the psychology department of 
Kutztown University. 

Theodore C. Walker '33, October 23, 1994. 
After graduation, he became a federal music super- 
visor for the WPA, working with the Reading (Pa.) 



Recreation Department. Three years later he was 
teaching music in Northwest Junior High School. 
In 1940 he returned to Reading High School, his 
alma mater, and taught there until 1967 when his 
career was ended by a stroke that left him unable 
to speak. In 1953 he was appointed musical direc- 
tor of the Reading Civic Opera. For 10 years, he 
was organist and choir director at Grace Lutheran 
Church, and played his last music there. 

Dr. Edmund Henry Umberger, Jr. '34, June 
23, 1995. He was a Navy officer during World 
War II, working in anti-submarine warfare. He 
retired as a mathematics instructor at the Pennsyl- 
vania State University in 1978. He was a profes- 
sional clarinetist for more than 65 years. He had 
been first clarinetist with the Chicago Symphony, 
the Altoona Symphony and various chamber 
ensembles in the State College area. He was also 
a lecturer on Pennsylvania German genealogy 
and names. He was the husband of the late 
Theresa Katherine Stefan Umberger '38. 

Dr. Alvin R. Grove '36, March 16, 1995. He 
retired as assistant dean for campuses and con- 
tinuing education from the Pennsylvania State 
University. He wrote The Lure and Lore of Trout 
Fishing and several other books, as well as a rod- 
and-gun column for the Centre Daily Times, and 
was editor of Trout Unlimited. 

Dr. Charles Kinney, Jr. '37, June 8, 1 995 . Dr. 
Kinney was the first president of the former 
Mattatuck Community College in Waterbury, Conn. 
He had been dean of graduate studies at Central 
Connecticut State College, now Central Connecti- 
cut State University, for nine years before he was 
appointed president of Mattatuck in 1 967. He earned 
his M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. 

John H. Zimmerman '37, April 7, 1995. 
During World War II he worked as a chemist on 
the Manhattan Project at the Oak Ridge National 
Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and at Hanford 
Engineering Works in Richland, Wash. He was 
awarded a silver medal and citation by the War 
Department Corps of Engineers. He retired in 
1 975 from the RCA Corp. in Lancaster, Pa., where 
he was a manufacturing engineer. 

Lucille Maberry Detwiler '38, April 1, 1995. 

Robert M. Johns '38, July 19, 1995. He was 
an elementary and junior high school instrumen- 
tal teacher in the Manchester (Conn.) public 
schools for 37 years. A member of the Manches- 
ter Symphony Orchestra for many years, for 30 
years he played in the doublebass section of the 
Hartford Symphony Orchestra. His late wife was 
Catherine Mills Johns '38. 

1940s 

News 

George A. Katchmer '40, former Millersville 
University head football coach, was among 10 
new members elected to the Pennsylvania State 
Scholastic Football Coaches Hall of Fame. George 



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served as grid mentor at Millersville from 1954 to 
1969, and during his 16 years, guided the Maraud- 
ers to six winning campaigns and 58 victories. 
A noted author, George received national acclaim 
for numerous books and articles, including "Sim- 
plified Multiple Defense," "How to Organize and 
Conduct Football Practice," "Pre-Game Football 
Preparation and Strategy" and "How to Finance 
Your Athletic Program." George, along with the 
other nine Hall of Fame inductees, was intro- 
duced at halftime of the Big 33 Classic on July 29 
at the Hersheypark Stadium. He received a cita- 
tion for five accomplishments from the Pennsyl- 
vania legislature. 

Dr. Martha Jane Koontz Zachert '41 has 
written a new book. Fine Printing in Georgia, 
1950s-1990: Six Prize-winning Private Presses 
(Nightowl Press) Zachert studied book arts and the 
history of books at Emory University and at 
Columbia University, where she received her doc- 
toral degree. She has taught in library schools in 
Emory, Florida State and the University of South 
Carolina. Her ongoing interest in fine printing was 
heightened by a period of study at the Victoria and 
Albert Museum Library. (See page 26). 

Dr. H. Anthony Neidig '43 has been the only 
editor-in-chief of the Modular Laboratory Pro- 
gram in Chemistry since its inception 25 years 
ago. He has been responsible for the form and 
content of the series, first as program editor then 
as editor and vice president of Chemical Educa- 
tion Resources, which succeeded the previous pub- 
lisher. In addition to this editorship and his teaching 
career at LVC, he developed the laboratory pro- 
gram for the Chemical Bond Approach high school 
curriculum program and has authored numerous 
papers on laboratory instruction. He received the 
Chemical Manufacturers Association award in 
1970 for outstanding chemistry teaching and the 
E. Emmett Reid teaching award given by the 
Middle Atlantic Section of the American Chemi- 
cal Society. Last year his work with students was 
again recognized when LVC established the H. 
Anthony Neidig Award, given to the outstanding 
graduating senior, regardless of major. 

Mary Elizabeth Mehaffey Roth '43 retired 
in June 1994 as a secondary school teacher with 
the Department of Education in Guam. She was 
awarded the Ancient Order of the Chamorri by 
Acting Gov. Frank F. Bias for her outstanding 
service to the U.S. territory in the field of educa- 
tion. Mary was also commended by the Guam 
Legislature for her 33 years of dedicated service. 
At a retirement party/ceremony, she was honored 
by the faculty and staff of Simon A. Sanchez 
High School, where she taught world geography 
and was activities coordinator for the past 20 
years. In May, she was inducted into the Phi 
Delta Kappa Educators Hall Of Fame; joining 
her for the ceremony were former students, par- 
ents, fellow educators, friends and community 
leaders. Mary and her husband, Capt. Alexander 



Congratulations to: 

the Class of 1965 

recipient of the Founders Cup 
for Annual Giving for its combined 
contribution of $20,881.45 




the Class of 1945 

recipient of the Quittie Cup 
for Class Participation for its 
59 percent class participation. 



This friendly competition has begun 
again for the 1995-96 year. Will 
your reunion class earn one of these 
trophies next year? Look for 
updates in the Winter issue on how 
your class is faring. 



Roth, Jr., who reside at 125 Melissa Lane, Dededo, 
Guam, plan to celebrate their 50th wedding anni- 
versary on April 20, 1996. They are the parents 
of two daughters: Susan Roth Jasnos and Jennifer 
Roth Christofel. 

Verna Kreider Schenker '43 is president of the 
District of Columbia Interfaith Coalition on Aging. 

Rev. Bruce Souders '44 recently published 
Fitting the Pieces Together, his latest collection 
of poems. Bruce's work has appeared in numer- 
ous anthologies and in The Lyric, The Rolling 
Coulter and The Southern Humanities Review. 
He is president of the Shenandoah Valley Writers 
Guild and a past president of the Poetry Society 
of Virginia. 

Jean Garland Woloshyn '44 is music direc- 
tor of Big Bear Presbyterian Church in Big Bear 
Lake, Calif. 

Wesley R. Kreiser '49 retired after 27 years 
at Hershey Foods and now works part-time at the 
Hershey Medical Center. 

Deaths 

Margaret S. Weimer '40, April 24, 1995. 

Berbard C. Bentzel '41, April 20, 1995. 

Charles J. Tyson '42, March 3, 1995. He was 
president of C.J. Tyson & Co., Inc., in Florissant, 
Mo. He is survived by his wife, Martha F. Foster 
'42, and a son and daughter. 



1950s 



News 

Jack Snavely '50 played in the LVC Alumni 
Jazz Ensemble concert on April 1, 1995, in Lutz 
Hall, Blair Music Center. 

Francene Swope Gates '51 recently retired 
as executive director of the Mental Health Asso- 
ciation of Lebanon County, based in Lebanon, Pa. 

James S. Pacy '52 has retired after 26 years 
with the department of political science at the 
University of Vermont. He also taught at 
Westminister College in Fulton, Mo.; The Ameri- 
can University in Washington, D.C.; and a Uni- 
versity of Maryland program in England. 

Josef G. Parker '52 writes that he retired 
from teaching on June 13, 1995, after teaching in 
Maryland, New Jersey and, for the past 25 years, 
in Florida. He reports, "I have been the 'utility 
infielder' of the classroom. I've taught English to 
7th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades. I've taught 
world history, American history, economics and 
government, and even a course in world geogra- 
phy. As a vocational teacher, I taught agriculture 
(many separate courses) and I coordinated a work 
program for disadvantaged students. This past 
year 1 also became the chorus director at 
Ridgewood High School, New Port Richey, Fla." 

William Tomilen '52, who has spent 35 years 
in the purchasing field, is the senior buyer for 
Kearfott Guidance and Navigation in Wayne, N.J. 

Judith Rohm Carelli '54 is an insurance coun- 
selor and office manager for E. and K. Agency, 
Inc. in Eatontown, N.J. She continues to write and 
to direct musicals for community mixed choruses. 

Walther H. Fry, Jr. '54 retired on April 30, 
1995, as a self-employed CPA and has moved to 
Florida. 

Harold Y. Sandy '54 recently retired as a 
policy analyst from the U.S. Office of Personnel 
Management in Washington, D.C. 

Fred W. Arnold '55 is a claims manager for 
Travelers Insurance Co. in North Hollywood, Calif. 

Linda S. Huber '59 participated in the Moun- 
tain Laurel Autoharp Gathering held June 29-July 
2, 1995. Linda, "The Pigeon Hills Harper," pre- 
sented a theory workshop as well as a 20-minute 
concert. She does renditions of songs ranging 
from Carter Family tunes to old swing favorites, 
traditional fiddle tunes and classical melodies. 

Dr. Karl E. Moyer '59 appeared with the 
Lancaster (Pa.) Symphony Orchestra in Novem- 
ber 1994, performing Symphony No. 3 (Organ 
Symphony) by Saint-Saens. Dr. Moyer is a pro- 
fessor of music at Millersville University. He is 
listed in both the American and international edi- 
tions of Who 's Who in Music. In addition to being 
the organist-choirmaster of St. John Episcopal 
Church in Marietta, Pa., he is the music critic for 
the Sunday News in Lancaster. On January 8, 
1995, he gave a organ recital at the Washington 
National Cathedral. 



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Louise Gay Swain '59 works in the market- 
ing department of HealthNet, Inc., a managed 
health-care firm in Kansas City, Mo. 

M. Susan Trostle Ward '59, the leader of a 
musical group known as Strings in Motion, per- 
formed Christmas carols and light classical com- 
positions for invitation-only tours of the White 
House on December 8, 1 994. Strings in Motion is 
a 25-piece group of violin, viola and cello play- 
ers from the Doylestown and Warminster (Pa.) 
areas. Her brother, Donald Trostle '51, leads a 
quartet from the Lancaster area known as Sound 
Reflections. The two groups joined forces for the 
White House performance. They also performed 
on April 19, 1995, at the Capitol in Harrisburg. 

Deaths 

Rev. Howard H. Smith Jr. '50, June 29, 1995. 
He was a retired United Methodist minister who 
had served Brunnerville and Highville churches; 
Bethany Church, Lebanon, Pa.; Sixth Street Church, 
Harrisburg; Faith Church, Waynesboro, Pa; and 
Kauffman's Church, Annville. 

Lee K. Baker '53, May 17, 1995. 

Dr. Joseph A. Ferrer '53, December 1993. 
Dr. Ferrer received an M.S. degree from Temple 
University and his D.D.S. from the University of 
Pennsylvania. He was an orthodontist in White 
Plains, N.Y. 

Dorothy Roudebush Hollinger '55, January 
3, 1994. 

1960s 



News 

Rev. William B. Ramey, Jr. '60 is pastor at 
Raleigh Court United Methodist Church in 
Roanoke, Va. 

Jacqueline Simes Rossi '60 retired from the 
Kings Park (N.Y.) School System as vocal and 
instrumental music teacher after 31 years. She 
now lives in North Carolina. 

Dr. Samuel J. Shubrooks, Jr. '61 is director 
of invasive cardiology at Deaconess Hospital in 
Boston. He is also assistant professor of medicine 
at Harvard Medical School. Over the past year he 
traveled and lectured in China, India and Japan. 

Joseph E. Michael '62 is semi-retired but works 
part-time at Fypon, Inc. in Stewartstown, Pa. 

C. Richard Rhine '62 retired as principal of 
the Red Lion Area Senior High School in York 
County, Pa. For the first 1 2 of his 33 years with the 
school district, he taught social studies, then became 
assistant principal in 1974 and principal in 1990. 
He is an adjunct professor at York College of 
Pennsylvania, where he supervises student teach- 
ers. He and his wife, Jean, live in Elizabethtown. 

Michael W. Chabitnoy '63 was elected to the 
Lebanon County (Pa.) Educational Honor Society. 

Shirley Huber Miller '63 has changed 
careers after being a public school music teacher 



for 32 years. She now works for a targeted 
nutrition company. 

Ronald J. Poorman '63 completed 32 years 
of teaching instrumental music in public schools, 
the last 22 at Southern Regional High School in 
Manahawkin, N.J. He directs the Select Sym- 
phonic Band and the Jazz Band and teaches com- 
puter music theory and woodwinds. With his wife, 
Karen Mellinger Poorman '65, Ronald traveled 
in Europe for his 10th trip as director for Ameri- 
can Music Abroad in June and July 1995. Karen 
is a full-time realtor in Linwood, N.J. 

Rebecca Unger Scott '63 married Robert J. 
Howard on November 28, 1994. 

Dr. Larry L. Funck '64 completed 25 years 
on the chemistry faculty at Wheaton College. 
Larry, who is department chairman, has been 
awarded a Fulbright Lectureship for 1995-96 to 
teach at the National University of Lesotho in 
Roma, South Africa. 

Kenneth S. Whisler '64 is manager of Qual- 
ity Systems, Wilco Corp., in Petrolia, Pa. He has 
been certified as a Quality Auditor for ISO 9000 
by the Registrar Accreditation Board. ISO 9000 
is an international quality system designed to 
promote uniform quality standards. Ken is also 
certified as a Quality Auditor (CQA) by the 
American Society for Quality Control. 

Nancy Bintliff Whisler '64 is president of 
the Butler Co. (Pa.) Chapter of MADD. 

H. William Alsted '65 is a manufacturer's 
representative and owner of Atlantic Process Sys- 
tems, which supplies equipment, systems and con- 
sulting services to the food, chemical, plastics 
and general processing industries. 

Joy A. Klinger Felty '65 is an elementary mu- 
sic teacher with the Red Lion (Pa.) School District. 

Barry Reichard '65 retired after a 27-year 
career with the U.S. Army Ballistic Research 
Lab, now the Army Research Lab at Aberdeen 
Proving Ground in Maryland. During the past 10 
years, Barry managed up to 30 personnel per- 
forming basic research and exploratory develop- 
ment of smart weapons and military computer 
science. He now lives in Homosassa, Fla. 

Stephen N. Wolf '66 and his wife welcomed 
a son, Daniel Martin, on December 10, 1994. 

Barbara Macaw Atkinson '67 is guidance 
coordinator for grades K- 1 2 with the Lower Dau- 
phin School District in Harrisburg. 

Dr. Roberta Gable Reed '67 married William 
Michael Gates on September 24, 1994. Dr. Reed is 
a research biochemist and associate director of the 
Bassett Research Institute, Bassett Healthcare, in 
Cooperstown, N.Y. William is editor of the 
Cooperstown Crier, a local newspaper, and owner 
of the Paper Chase, an office supply business. 

Rev. Gretchen Long Woods '67 just com- 
pleted three years as president, Ministerial Sis- 
terhood, of the Unitarian Universalist Church. 
She is a minister in the Unitarian Universalist 
Church in Reston, Va. 



James R. Van Camp '68 is product manager 
for Nalco Chemical Co. in Naperville, 111. 

Robert Atkinson '69, after 10 years as an 
account executive in AMP's sales organization, 
was promoted to a manager in the Computer 
Industry Marketing Organization in Harrisburg. 

William B. Eisenhart '69 is one of nine 
teachers from the Chester Upland School District 
in Chester, Pa., who have been selected to be 
listed in the 1994 edition of Who's Who Among 
America's Teachers. Bill, who has taught for 26 
years, has spent the last 12 years in the district. 

Dr. Paula K. Hess '69 is executive director 
of the Education Committee, Pennsylvania House 
of Representatives, in Harrisburg. 

Leslie Ann Cassat Kline '69, a science 
teacher for the Independent School District 191 
in Burnsville, Minn., was the 1994 state winner 
of the Presidential Award for excellence in sci- 
ence and math education in secondary science. 
She was selected to attend the Woodrow Wilson 
Summer Institute for Physical Science Teachers 
at Princeton University. She was further honored 
there by being named from among the 50 teach- 
ers as one of the four "travel members" who will 
conduct several one-week Woodrow Wilson 
workshops for physical science teachers. 

Shirley A. Warner Sherman '69 retired as a 1st 
grade teacher in the Lebanon (Pa.) School District. 

Deaths 

Frederic P. Eckelman '60, September 4, 
1994. He was assistant vice president of the Com- 
munity Bank of Bergen County in Maywood, N.J. 

David B. Kruger '63, March 12, 1995. He 
had taught German and world cultures in the 
Annville-Cleona (Pa.) School District for 27 years 
and had been a farmer in South Annville Town- 
ship for 50 years. 

John Wesley Etter '64, March 12, 1995. He 
was the terminal manager of Central Freight Lines 
and Highway Express in Bryan, Tex. 

1970s 



News 

Donald Carter '70 is command master chief 
petty officer of the U.S. Naval Academy Band in 
Annapolis, Md. Donald was awarded the Navy 
Commendation Medal for his performance in his 
previous assignment as band administrative chief. 

David E. Myers '70 received a $60,000 grant 
from the National Endowment for the Arts to 
research collaborative orchestra education pro- 
grams throughout North America. 

Thomas W. Corbett, Jr. '71 has been named 
by Gov. Thomas Ridge of Pennsylvania to be state 
attorney general. The governor previously had 
appointed Tom to the Commission on Crime and 
Delinquency. The commission assists criminal 
justice agencies by providing statewide criminal 
statistical and analytical services, by offering 



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training and technical assistance and by granting 
funds to support system improvements. Tom prac- 
tices law in Pittsburgh with the firm of Thorp. 
Reed, and Armstrong. He earned his law degree 
from St. Mary's University School of Law in 1975. 
He is married to Susan Manbeck Corbett '72. 

Donna Osborne '71 and her husband, Bill, 
and their two children. Anne and Drew, recently 
moved to Wellington, Mo. Bill is pastor at St. 
Luke's United Church of Christ in Wellington. 

Dianne Fox Rickenbach '71 is a systems 
analyst at Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. in 
Greenville, S.C. Her husband, Richard, is plant 
manager for Kemet Electronics in Greenville. 

Martin Hauserman '72 is the first and only 
archivist for the city of Cleveland. He was the 
subject of a profile in Cleveland's The Plain 
Dealer on January 2, 1995. Martin graduated 
from Case Western Reserve University School of 
Library Science, where he served as a manuscript 
specialist and had a temporary job archiving the 
records at the Cleveland Catholic Diocese. He 
went to work at City Hall in 1985, where he 
found thousands of documents, folded and tucked 
in file drawers in no particular order. The orga- 
nizing and filing of City Council transcripts and 
resolutions still continues today. Martin lives in 
Collinwood with his wife, Allison, a 
massotherapist, and their daughter, Elizabeth, 3. 

Janet E. Smith '72 co-authored "Validation 
of the Defining Characteristics of Potential for 
Violence," published in the October/December 
1 994 Nursing Diagnosis. 

Richard Brunner '73 was promoted to train- 
ing coordinator/program specialist for the Penn- 
sylvania Department of Public Welfare's YDC/ 
YFC system. This is the first such position to 
train staff working with delinquent youth at the 
state level. 

George J. Casey '73 is associate director of 
materials and bulk processes for SEMATECH in 
Austin, Tex. He oversees the management of the 
consortium's contamination-free manufacturing 
project metrology and laboratory activities to pro- 
vide customer satisfaction for member compa- 
nies and suppliers. George had 18 years of 
experience in the semiconductor industry. Prior 
to joining SEMATECH, he was photo module 
manager for Advanced Micro Devices's FAB 14 
in Austin, where he led the manufacturing, main- 
tenance and process engineering sections to 
achieve their business metric goals. He received 
an M.S. in chemical engineering in 1977 from 
Arizona State University. 

Rev. Dr. Kenneth Bickel '74 is the senior 
minister at First Congregational United Church 
of Christ in Dubuque, Iowa. 

Dr. Vicki Hackman Begley '74 is a family 
practitioner for IHC Hospitals, Inc., Physicians' 
Network, Riverton, Utah. 

Christine Walborn Couturier '74 is direc- 
tor of marketing, Latin America, at McDonald's 




Corp. Christine joined McDonald's in August 
1992. She and her husband, Leo. reside in Fort 
Lauderdale, Fla. 

Rev. Gregg E. Townsley '74 is pastor and 
head of staff at the Valley Community Presbyte- 
rian Church in Portland, Oreg. 

Rev. Nancy Nelson Bickel '75 received a 
master of divinity degree from the University of 
Dubuque Theogical Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, 
on May 13, 1995. On the following day she was 
ordained into Christian ministry and installed as 
the minister of church life at the First Congrega- 
tional Church of Christ in Dubuque. 

Dr. Joseph A. Kargol '74 is technical man- 
ager with the NCF manufacturing company, a 
specialty chemical firm that is a subsidiary of 
SNF Floegger, in Riceboro, Ga. 

LuAnn Matylewicz Kaszuba '75 and her 
husband, Carl Kaszuba, welcomed a daughter, 
Stephanie Ann, born on December 7, 1994. 

Janet P. Katz '75 is a real estate broker for 
Century 21, Krall Real Estate in Lebanon, Pa. 

Diane Frick Mummert '75 is an elementary 
school principal for the Shenandoah (Pa.) School 
District. 

David M. Poust '75 and his wife, Joni, wel- 
comed a second daughter, Allison Jane, on 
November 30, 1994; the baby's sister is Julia 
Margaret, 4. In December 1994, David joined 
Domino Sugar Corp. in New York as sales and 
marketing manager. 

Rebecca Byrd Burhart '76 is head of 
children's services at the Verona (N.J.) Public 
Library. Besides being busy with her home and 
two children, Benjamin Edward and Deborah Anne, 
Rebecca plays guitar in her church's musical group. 
Her husband, Edward Burhart '75, works for the 
IRS on corporate audits and employment tax com- 
pliance checks. Ed also co-captains his church's 
softball team. 

Linda Essick Cockey '76 received a DMA. 
from the Catholic University in 1993. She is a 
full-time faculty member at Salisbury State Uni- 
versity on Maryland's Eastern Shore. 

Linda Blair '77 is music librarian at Eastman 
School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. She was 
recently elected chair of the New York/Ontario 
Chapter of the Music Library Association. 

Nina Greif '77 married John lies in 1990. 
They live in Syracuse, N.Y., with their daughter, 
Lyndsay Paige lies, born on August 8, 1993. Nina 
works for AT&T Global Business Communica- 
tions Systems and John works for Federal Express. 

Diane Whiton Lupia '77 and her husband, 
Thomas J. Lupia, welcomed a son, Timothy 
Whiton, on April 2, 1994. 

Brian W. Moody '77 is a staff chemist for 
DSM Engineering Plastics in Evansville, Ind., 
where he is responsible for product/process 
development and safety/environmental issues. 

Carol Martin Moorefield '77 is music 
instructor at Faith Christian Academy and direc- 



Join us for an exhilar- 
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ture cruise around 
Greece, the Greek Isles 
and Israel. Your faculty 
escorts will be Sharon Arnold and 
Sherrie Raffield, associate professors 
of sociology. 

Mid-May departure. Projected price 
of $2,395 includes round-trip airfare, 
cruise, hotel rooms, most meals, all bag- 
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For information, contact Sherrie 
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tor of children's choirs at First Baptist Church in 
Altavista, Va. 

Sheila M. Roche-Cooper '77 is working in 
cooperation with the Carnegie Foundation and 
Dr. Ernest Boyer on the Basic School Project. She 
is team leader at Benjamin Banneker Elementary 
School, one of 12 project sites nationwide. 

Susan Engle Carney '78 in May 1 995 received 
a Ph.D. from the Temple University School of 
Pharmacy's Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs 
Program. Susan is the quality control manager for 
Ciba Self-Medication in Fort Washington, Pa. 

Laurie Sealey DeBiasse '78 and her hus- 
band, Brian DeBiasse, welcomed a daughter, Jean 
Allen, born on October 6, 1994. Laurie teaches 
privately and directs the Chatham (N.J.) Com- 
munity Band. 

Ryan R. Hannigan '78 works for the Central 
Pennsylvania Business School in Harrisburg. 
Ryan is married to Kim Glass, a music teacher in 
the Mechanicsburg Area (Pa.) School District. 
They have two sons: Jesse, 7, and Matthew, 6. 
Ryan received a master of arts in religion in 1982 
from Lutheran Theological Seminary. 

Michael Helman '78 won the Area V AGEHR 
1995 Composition Competition. His compositions 
for handbells have been published by Lorenz, 
AGEHR, and Augsburg publishing firms. 

Kathleen Lazo Talaat '78 is cooperative edu- 
cation chairman in the Baltimore County Public 
Schools in Towson, Md. 

James Arcieri '79 is a pastor at Grace Fel- 
lowship Church in Suffolk, Va. He is writing a 
book that deals with loving spouses who have 
been victims of childhood sexual abuse. 

Susan Davis '79 and Keith Ricker were mar- 
ried on June 24, 1995. The wedding turned into a 
mini-LVC reunion. The guests included Anne 
Constein '78, Debra Shirk '78, Karen 
Donoghue Crawford '79, Kim Wilhelm Pyles 
'79, Brenda Russell Horst '71, Susan Hoover 
Merkle '71 and Sharon Crooks Brown '87. 

Pamela Frantz Emery '79 was featured in an 
article, "Home Is Where Science Is," in the Win- 
ter 1995 Parentpower. She relates how she and 
her children discover science in everyday activi- 
ties, such as baking bread and making ink from 
berries to write birthday cards and letters. Pam is 
a member of LVC's Community Music Institute. 



Fall 1995 33 



James Forsha '79 appears as a referee with 
basketball superstars Hakeem Olajuwon and 
Shaquille O'Neal in the new TV commercial for 
Taco Bell restaurants. Jim, a Manheim-area 
native, lives in New York City, where he is a 
model and actor. At LVC he played football and 
was an ace pitcher on the baseball team. He had 
taught English at Palmyra (Pa.) High School and 
for one year was a faculty member in LVC's 
English department. 

Kathleen Karapandza Jensen '79 and her 
husband. Cliff Jensen, welcomed a son, Jonathan 
Michael, on June 25, 1995. 

Alfred E. Maree, Jr. '79 is a marketing con- 
sultant for WorkABILlTY. an occupational medi- 
cine service in Reading, Pa. 

Denise Eiler Schwenk '79 is youth director 
at the First United Methodist Church in Schuylkill 
Haven, Pa. 

Robert Stachow '79 is the planning adminis- 
trator for the Air Force's Wind Corrected Muni- 
tions Dispenser program, which develops 
improved operational capabilities for tactical 
munition dispensers. 

Carrie Louise Wardell Stine '79 is pastor of 
the First Presbyterian Church in Arkport, N.Y. 
Her husband, Herbert, owns his own business, 
Stine Amusements and Circus Time Cotton 
Candy. They have three children: Christian, Esther 
and John. 

Deaths 

Martha Schreiber Morgan '72, April 19, 
1995. 

C. Anne Yoder Rhoads '72, February 11, 
1995. 

1980s 



News 

Alan Nichols '80 is the administrative direc- 
tor of three hospital laboratories for the Commu- 
nity Health Systems in Pinellas County, Fla. 

Larene Persons DeVine '80 is a part-time 
worker with the cardio-thoracic surgical unit at 
Morristown (N.J.) Memorial Hospital. She has 
two children: Alex, 7, and Jessalyn, 4. 

Susan Probst Gigliotti '80 is assistant admin- 
istrator of the Rouse Home, a 189-bed nursing 
facility in Youngstown, Pa. She is also in partner- 
ship with her husband as owner/manager of the 
Mineral Well Restaurant and Motel on Route 6, 
east of Warren, Pa. 

Alfred L. Perelli, Jr. '80 and his wife, Tina, 
welcomed a son on February 6, 1995. 

I. Lee Brown III '81 and his wife, Sheryl, 
welcomed their second son, Jacob Paul, on March 
12, 1995. Ira Luke was born on April 6, 1993. 

William F. Casey '81 is program manager at 
Dayton T. Brown, Inc. in Bohemia, N.Y. 

Marcy Douglass '81 has been employed by 



Mark your calendar now for Alumni 
Weekend: April 26-28, 1996. 



Class Reunions 

Spring Arts Festival 

15th Annual Golf Tournament 

Clambake at Kreiderheim 

Dinner Dance at Lebanon 
Country Club 



the Honolulu School System in Oahu, Hawaii, 
since 1992. 

Dr. Susan Smith Fitzpatrick '80 and her 
husband, Louis J. Fitzpatrick III '81, welcomed 
a daughter, Brighid, on August 7, 1994. Louis is 
senior associate scientist in the medicinal chem- 
istry department at the R. W. Johnson Pharma- 
ceutical Research Institute in Spring House, Pa. 

Richard E. Harper '81 is vice president/invest- 
ment officer, specializing in estate planning, for 
Wheat First Butcher Singer in Harrisburg. 

Dr. Rodger C. Martin '81 is product develop- 
ment group leader for transcurium element produc- 
tion and neutron sources for tumor therapy at Oak 
Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tenn. 

Christina Therrien Roehl '81 is a full-time 
mother to sons David and Mark. 

Elizabeth C. Scott '81 married Frederick G. 
Confessore on February 19, 1995, in Verona, 
N.J. Elizabeth is a music teacher in Washington 
Middle School in the Harrison (N.J.) School Dis- 
trict. Her husband is assistant superintendent in 
the same school district. 

Kristen Benson '82, her husband. Reed Sell- 
ers, and their two daughters have moved to the 
suburbs of Atlanta. 

Glenn A. Hoffman '82 works for New Zealand 
Milk Products (North America) Inc. as their Oracle 
Applications administrator/programmer. 

Dr. William Loffredo '82, a chemistry pro- 
fessor at East Stroudsburg University, is princi- 
pal director of a NSF-ILI grant for the purchase 
ofa300MHzFT-NMR. 

Stuart G. Smith '82 is a medical technologist 
MT(ASCP) at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in 
Los Angeles. He resides in West Hollywood. 

Debbie Morgan Wilkowski '82 and her hus- 
band, Stephen Wilkowski, welcomed a son, Paul 
Stephen, on January 1, 1995. 

Christopher W. Forlano '83 is pizza chef 
and restaurant manager of Giuseppe's Pizza and 
Family Restaurant in Warminster, Pa. 

Marilyn A. Wolfe Knott '83 and her hus- 
band, Dilwyn, welcomed their first child, Colin 
James, on August 30, 1994. Prior to Colin's birth, 
Marilyn was an audit manager for the Common- 
wealth of Pennsylvania's Treasury Department. 

Susan Yeiter Novalsky '83 recently received 
an M.S. degree from the Widener University 
School of Management. She has taught in the Elk 
Township School District in Glassboro, N.J., for 
the past 10 years. She and her husband, Mark, 
have a son, Andrew Jacob 3. 

Suzanne Sofranko Schaeffer '83 qualified 
as a National Certified Counselor and Certified 
Community Mental Health Counselor in October 



1994. She is a therapist at United Charities Fam- 
ily Services in Hazleton, Pa. Suzanne and her 
husband, Lee, have two children: Jarrod, 8, and 
Colin, 20 months. 

Kimberly Sheffey '83 is international sales 
manager for NEAPCO in Pottstown, Pa. 

Susan E. Smith '83 married Rodney L. Clark 
on November 25, 1994. They reside in Manns 
Choice, Pa. Susan is a 2nd grade teacher in her 
home district at Chestnut Ridge School District in 
New Paris. She has been teaching there for 12 years. 

Joanne Groman Stewart '83 is director of 
music at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Spring 
Grove, Pa. 

Dr. Steven T. Weber '83 and his wife, 
Catherine Clarke Weber '83, welcomed a sec- 
ond daughter, Emily Noel, on January 1, 1995. 
Steve's Amarillo College Concert Choir per- 
formed at the Texas Music Educators Associa- 
tion Convention in February 1995. 

Robert K. Wilson '83 and his family have 
returned to the United States from the Nether- 
lands, where he was employed by BAC Financial 
Services International, B.V. He and his wife wel- 
comed daughter Heather Nicole, bom in the Neth- 
erlands on July 1, 1994. They have two other 
children: Bobby and Kyle. 

Lucy Anne Zerbe '83 is a software engineer 
for TRW in Columbia, Md. She has two children: 
Eric and Amanda Rose. 

Herbert Hutchinson '84 is a recruiter for 
Gordon Wahls Executive Search, a permanent 
placement firm in Media, Pa., specializing in the 
printing and publishing industry. 

Virginia Lotz Kenning '84 and her husband, 
James P. Kenning, welcomed a daughter, Erin, 
on November 2, 1994. 

Anthony R. Lamberto, Jr. '84 and Maria 
Tursi Lamberto '86 welcomed their third son, 
Mario Tursi, on April 18, 1995. He joins his broth- 
ers Anthony Vincent, 5, and Angelo Carmen, 2. 

Michele Glascow Malone '84 and her hus- 
band, Ron, welcomed their second child, Anna 
Margaret, on September 7, 1994. Their son, 
Ronald Charles, is 3 1/2. 

Wayne Martin '84 is materials control man- 
ager at Sandvik Steel in Scranton, Pa. He and his 
wife, Elizabeth Justin Martin '87, welcomed 
daughter Kimberly on May 16, 1994. 

Leslie Engesser MacPherson '84 received an 
M.A. in music education with a concentration in 
voice from Montclair State University in May 1995. 
She has been the choir director at Northern Valley 
High School in Demarest, N.J., for 1 1 years. 

Karen A. Milliken '84 received an M.A. in 
human resource management and industrial rela- 
tions from St. Francis College in December 1994. 
She is a personnel specialist with ResourceNet 
International, a division of International Paper 
Co. in Harrisburg. She married Barry D. Young 
on April 28, 1995. 



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Lisa Meyer Price '84 and her husband, Lee, 
welcomed a daughter, Laura Elizabeth, on April 
8, 1995. 

M. Dean Sauder '84 and his wife, Doris, are 
serving as missionaries in Albania for the East- 
ern Mennonite Missions. 

Darlene Snavely Basehore '85 received an 
M.A. in Spanish from Millersville University in 
August 1991. She received last year's Distin- 
guished Service Award from the Central Dau- 
phin School District in Harrisburg. where she has 
been a Spanish teacher since 1985. 

Brain D. Gockley '85 and his wife, Angela 
Green Gockley '85, welcomed a son, David 
Andrew, on April 24, 1995. 

Carole Eshleman Light '85 is pursuing an 
M.A. at California State University in San 
Marcos and teaches 1st grade at Escondido Union 
School District. 

Cynthia Mathieson Marvel '85 is a para- 
legal for Wallace A. Vitez, Esq. in Lebanon, Pa. 
She received an associate degree from Harris- 
burg Community College with a paralegal major 
in 1993. She volunteers at Family Service of 
Lancaster County, supervising visits between non- 
custodial parents and their children where the 
safety and welfare of the children may be at risk. 

April Joy Pellegrini '85 teaches general and 
vocal music to grades 1-8 at the Adaire Elemen- 
tary School in Philadelphia. 

John J. Deemer '86 is an air pollution con- 
sultant for AirNova, Inc., Pennsauken, N.J. He 
and his wife, Pamela, have two children: Colleen 
and Michael. 

Leann M. Perry Eshleman '86 and her 
husband, Steven C. Eshleman, welcomed a son, 
Tighe Perry, on November 30, 1994. Leann is 
an in-service training teacher at the Hershey 
(Pa.) Intermediate School. 

Patricia Creasy Gehret '86 and her hus- 
band, Rev. David P. Gehret '84, have two sons: 
Joshua and Benjamin. David is a pastor at the 
Bainbridge (Ohio) United Methodist Church. 

Martha Bliss Gelgot '86 and her husband, 
Bill Gelgot, welcomed a son, William, Jr., on 
March 25, 1994. 

Lisa A. Miele '86 is a staff accountant at 
International Post Limited in New York City. 
She is pursuing an M.B.A. at Pace University. 

Kimberly Pearl '86 married Edmund J. 
Keene on July 2, 1994. Kim teaches kindergarten 
and 1st grade in the Deerfield (111.) Public Schools. 
Edmund is pursuing an M.A. at Trinity Evangeli- 
cal Divinity School. 

D. Scott Pontz '86 is the controller for the 
Tampa Housing Authority. Scott and his wife, 
Dawn L. Shantz Pontz '90, are parents of David 
Scott, Jr., born on April 12, 1994. Dawn is a 
primary grade teacher at the Academy at the 
Land-O-Lakes, Fla. 

Karen Ann Ruliffson '86 married Carlos 
Moreno on May 21, 1993. They live in Escondido, 
Calif. Karen works as an office manager for an 



Australian electrical accessories manufacturer in 
San Diego. 

Leslie Hall Webb '86 and her husband, Gary 
K. Webb, welcomed a son, Kyle Glenn, on Janu- 
ary 21, 1995. They have a daughter, Caroline, 4. 
The children's grandfather is Glenn L. Hall '49. 

David A. Yoakam '86 was an industrial en- 
gineer for Amtrak until the recent restructuring 
of Amtrak, which called for laying off 5,500 
employees. He will pursue an M.S. this fall. He 
recently co-edited and helped direct a film, The 
Hungan.with Jack Palance doing the voice-over. 
He also directed, scripted and edited four indus- 
trial/training films for Amtrak. He was the on- 
site engineer at Amtrak's car builder firm in 
Vermont, where he built and tested the luxury, 
long distance SUPERliner cars. 

Kevin L. Biddle '87, a teacher in the 
Elizabethtown (Pa.) Area Middle School, was in 
the cast of The Pasta House Revue, which was 
presented at Hersheypark from July 1 through 
Labor Day, 1995. There were five shows a day, 
six days a week. 

Sharon Crooks Brown '87 is a general 
music teacher for the Howard County Public 
School System in Ellicott City, Md. 

Darla M. Dixon '87 is publicity director for 
the New York Flute Club, Inc. She is the first PR 
person in the club's history; both attendance at 
concerts and membership have increased recently. 
During the past three seasons, Darla was able to 
secure coverage on local and international televi- 
sion, as well as consistent placements in major 
newspapers and national magazines, such as The 
New York Times, New York Newsday and The 
New Yorker. She was elected to the Board of 
Directors in 1993. The flute club sponsored an 
exhibit, "George Barrere and the Flute in 
America," at the New York Public Library for the 
Performing Arts, and also held a Flute Fair featur- 
ing Paula Robison. Both events helped celebrate 
the club's 75th anniversary. Darla resides in Man- 
hattan and works in the Press Office at Carnegie 
Hall. She also teaches private flute students. 

Susan T. Gamier '87 was named an associ- 
ate of the Casualty Actuarial Society in April 
1995. Susan is a senior actuarial associate at 
GEICO in Washington, D.C. 

Elizabeth Kost Hawk '87 and her husband, 
David Hawk '88, welcomed a daughter, Abigail 
Elizabeth, on January 26, 1995. Elizabeth 
received an M.A. in educational administration 
from Lehigh University in October 1993. 

Theodore H. Hermanson '87 married Mel- 
issa J. Backenstoes on April 29, 1995, in the Palm 
Lutheran Church, Palmyra, Pa. He is employed 
by Turtle Beach Systems. 

Glenn R. Kaiser, Jr. '87 is an adolescent 
counselor at Community Centered Treatment, Inc. 
in Spring House, Pa. Glenn is also assistant wres- 
tling coach at Abington High School. He recently 
coached Sean Boyle to a second-place finish at 
the PIAA (AAA) Wrestling Championships. 



Laurie Sava Mueller '87 received an M.A. in 
religion from Lutheran Theological Seminary in 
Philadelphia. She and her husband. Bill, welcomed 
a son, Timothy Joseph, on October 1 1, 1994. 

Rebecca Chamberlain '88 has been a quali- 
fied mental retardation professional with Keystone 
Residence in Harrisburg since June 1 994. She works 
with adults in a community setting in Harrisburg. 

Maria Wheeler Enters '88 coached the 9th 
grade field hockey team of the North Penn School 
District in Lansdale, Pa., to a 10-1-2 record in fall 
1994. In the spring of 1995 Maria was the assis- 
tant coach of the 9th grade lacrosse team, whose 
record was 13-0. 

Cindy D. Hummel '88 is publicity specialist 
for the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Pa. 

JoDee Huratiak '88 and Robert Speck were 
married on August 27, 1994. 

Lisa Moyer Kiss '88 is a teacher in the 
Annville-Cleona School District. 

Monica E. Kline '88 and Bradley P. Boyer 
'90 were married on May 13, 1995. Monica works 
for Kline Associates, Ltd. in Camp Hill, Pa., as a 
lobbyist. Brad works for Bell Atlantic In New 
Jersey as an information services trainer and soft- 
ware designer. 

Janice Bethtel Schell '88 is a medical tech- 
nologist in the express testing lab at Lancaster Gen- 
eral Hospital's Health Campus in Lancaster, Pa. 

Paul A. Smith '88 is touring this fall with "The 
Badlees." The band records on A & M Records. 

Michael D. Betz '89 owns and operates his 
own distribution business in Harrisburg. He and 
his wife, Tracy, have two children: Brandy, 11, 
and Katlyn, 3. 

Linda A. Foerster Gardner '89 graduated 
from a 1 2-week, full-time Korean language course 
at the Defense Language Institute, Presidio of 
Monterey, Calif., in June 1995. This fall, the 
Gardners will be moving to Seoul, Korea, for two 
years, where her husband, Maj . Robert J. Gardner, 
USMC, will work for the U.S. Embassy. They 
have two daughters: Samantha Nicole and Kaitlyn 
Suzanne. Linda hopes to teach English in the 
English Language Department at Sogang Uni- 
versity, where Robert will continue his Korean 
language training. 

Pamela Green '89 has been on the therapeu- 
tic support staff of United Health and Human 
Services in Harrisburg since July 1994. She works 
one-to-one with inner-city children who have 
social and emotional needs. 

Kathryn E. Karscher '89 is a kindergarten 
teacher in the Wissahickon School District in 
Blue Bell, Pa. 

Thomas G. (Klukososki) Kaylen '89 is a sec- 
ond-year resident physician at Robert Wood Johnson 
University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J. 

Drue Anne Koons '89 is a paralegal for Baker 
and McKenzie in San Diego. 

William J. O'Connor '89 and his wife, 
Debra Spancake O'Connor '89, welcomed a 
daughter, Elizabeth Ann, on October 6, 1994. 



Fall 1995 35 



Jill Ross Rafferty '89 received an MBA. in 
human resources management from Fairleigh 
Dickinson University in June 1995. 

Paul A. Van Houten '89 and his wife, Karen 
Jones Van Houten '88, welcomed their first 
child, Peter Lawrence, on February 10, 1995. 
Paul teaches 5th grade at Radix Elementary School 
in Williamstown, N.J. 

Deaths 

Frances P. Vincent '80. March 11, 1995. 

Bret C. Hershey '86, May 6, 1995. After 
receiving his M.A. from Texas Christian Univer- 
sity in 1988, Bret moved to Baltimore to take a 
position with the Peabody Conservatory of Music, 
where he was chairman of the department of early 
childhood education. A teacher in the Kindermusik 
program and a private piano instructor, he pio- 
neered a music outreach program that linked 
Peabody with Tench-Tilghman Elementary School 
in inner-city Baltimore. 

1990s 

News 

Candace M. Allebach '90 and her husband, 
Edward D. Allebach, welcomed their first child, 
Jacob Edward, on April 27, 1990. 

Annette Boyles '90 married David B. Stork 
on November 4, 1994. She received an M.A. 
from Saint Francis College in July 1993. 

J. Stephen Ferruzza '90 works for AT&T in 
Cheyenne, Wyo., as a systems administrator. 

Joann M. Giannettino '90 is a full-time assis- 
tant coach at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, 
Pa., where she works primarily with the Bison 
sprinters, hurdlers and jumpers, and plays a major 
role in recruiting for the Bison program. 

Peter J. Fowler '90 is sales manager for 
Circuit City in Pompano Beach, Fla. 

John Loeffler, Jr. '90 is an air quality spe- 
cialist for the Pennsylvania Department of Envi- 
ronmental Resources in Harrisburg. 

Laura Wagner Miller '90 and her husband, 
C. Cameron Miller '89, welcomed a daughter, 
Nicole Paige, on January 9, 1995. 

Timm A. Moyer '90 is marketing manager 
for RegScan, Inc., a software development com- 
pany in Williamsport, Pa. 

Steven A. Murray '90 is a computer net- 
work technician for Data Connection Services, 
Inc. in Camp Hill, Pa. 

Dr. Amy L. Paskawski, '90 was awarded 
the D.V.M. degree from Auburn University 
College of Veterinary Medicine in June 1994. 
She is employed as a mixed animal practitioner 
in Yadinville. N.C. 

Christine C. Rissinger '90 and John C. 
Mallory '90 were married on October 15, 1994. 

David J. Schell '90 is a safety and environ- 
ment specialist for Wilton Armetale in Mt. Joy, Pa. 

Sandra M. Trumbo Shadier '90 is a cost 



accountant for Gold Mills, Inc. in Pine Grove, Pa. 

Donna Teator '90 and Robert Mikus '90 
were married on May 5. 1995, in Iselin, N.J. 
Donna is a 2nd grade teacher in North Bergen. 
N.J. Bob works for the Department of Residence 
Life at William Paterson College. 

Paula Young Biddle '91 is director of Dis- 
covery Schools in Lebanon, Pa. 

John Denniston '91 is a buyer for Roses 
Stores, Inc. in Henderson, N.C. He and his wife 
welcomed a second son on March 1, 1995. 

Brian Hand '91 and Rebecca L. Dugan '92 
were married on May 6, 1995. 

Andrew C. Hildebrand '91 is a attorney 
with Palmer and Associates LLC, at The Fairview 
Center in Frederick, Md. 

Tammy Knerr '91 and Christopher Ficca 
'92 were married on June 4, 1994. Tammy is an 
English teacher for the Elizabethtown (Pa.) School 
District. She received an M.A. in English educa- 
tion from Millersville University in August 1994. 

Richard A. Kroth '91 married Patricia 
Haeusler '91 on June 4, 1994, at St. Paul the 
Apostle Catholic Church in Annville. They re- 
side in Newtown, Pa. Rich is technical director, 
audio engineer and building manager for the 
Music Department at Trenton State College. Tricia 
is in her fourth year of medical school at Phila- 
delphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She 
received an M.B.A. in medical management from 
Saint Joseph's University in May 1994. 

Jennifer Leitao '91 married Anderson 
Howard on November 5, 1994. Jennifer teaches 
6th grade at the Parksley Middle School for the 
Accomack County (Va.) Public Schools. She has 
been teaching there for four years. Anderson is 
serving with the U.S. Coast Guard, stationed at 
Cape Charles. 

Diann Lenker '91 is an office claims repre- 
sentative trainee in the Pittsburgh Branch Claims 
Office of American States Insurance Co. 

Sarah A. Miller '91 is an intake and admis- 
sions coordinator at Malvern Institute in Malvern. 
Pa. She received a.i M.A. in counseling from 
Immaculata College in 1994. 

Beth Schalkoff Miskewitz '91 and her hus- 
band, Thomas Miskewitz, welcomed a son, Tho- 
mas Riley, on April 21, 1995. Beth works for 
Block Petrella Weisbord in Plainfield, N.J. 

Randy L. Morgan '91 and his wife. Colleen 
Martin Morgan '91, welcomed a son, Nicholas 
Michael, on February 19, 1994. Randy is a com- 
puter programmer for Ryegate Show Service in 
Annville. 

David J. Sheats '91 received an M.B.A. from 
Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va., in May 
1994. He works in the Real Estate Department of 
Jefferson National Bank in Winchester, where he 
is in charge of mortgage escrow accounts. 

Krista Nightwine Smallwood '91 and her 
husband, Darren E. Smallwood, welcomed a sec- 
ond daughter, Jenna Kristine, on July 6, 1994. 



Krista is a treatment specialist for Keystone Ser- 
vice Systems in Harrisburg. 

Lynn Smith '91 is an environmental consult- 
ant for Apogee Research Inc. in Bethesda, Md. 

Rebecca L. Snyder '91 and John W. Richards 
were married on April 29. 1995, at St. John's Host 
Church in Bernville, Pa. They reside in Robesonia. 

John D. Wade '91 is a business manager for 
Faulkner Chevrolet, Inc. in Lancaster, Pa. 

Michael Bodine '92 and his wife, Michelle 
May Bodine '92, welcomed a daughter, Marah 
Jean, on January 24, 1995. 

Heath Border '92 is a claims representative 
for Allstate Insurance Co. in Altoona, Pa. 

Janice L. Hartz '92 married Brian A. 
Clemons on April 22. 1995, at Mt. Zion Lutheran 
Church in Churchtown, Pa. Janice is assistant 
manager of a Burger King franchise, Omnibar, 
Inc. in Camp Hill, Pa. 

Michele Filippone '92 teaches 1st grade in 
West Orange, N.J. 

Susanna Fowler '92 is pursuing an M.A. in 
community counseling at Shippensburg University. 

Gretchen Harteis '92 is a physical therapist 
at the Action Rehab, Jordan Creek Center in 
Juneau, Alaska. 

Charles W. Johnson '92 and his wife, 
Kathleen M. Johnson, welcomed triplets — 
Christopher Thomas, Charles Andrew and Ken- 
neth William — on October 24, 1994. Charles 
earned his M.B.A. from LVC, passed the Certi- 
fied Management Accountant examination and 
was promoted to the director of business develop- 
ment for the Pennsylvania-American Water Co. 
at the state headquarters in Hershey. In addition 
to caring for the triplets, Kathleen is pursuing an 
M.B.A. at LVC. 

Michele Ann Klinsky '92 received an M.A. 
in sociology from Rutgers University in October 

1994. She is assistant house manager at the Paper 
Mill Playhouse in Millburn, N.J. 

Cindy L. Koser '92 received a J.D. from the 
Dickinson School of Law, on June 3, 1995. 

Susan M. Leonard '92 received a graduate 
degree from the Philadelphia College of Phar- 
macy and Science in physical therapy in May 

1995. She is a physical therapist for Rehabilita- 
tion Consultants. Inc., a private practice outpa- 
tient facility in Wilmington, Del. 

Thomas J. McClain '92 is an auto claims 
representative for State Farm Insurance in 
Newtown Square, Pa. He earned his M.B.A. from 
LVC in May 1994. 

Ridgley P. Salter '92 married Karen Stryker 
on January 28, 1995, in Hershey, Pa. Both are 
students at the Pennsylvania State University 
College of Medicine in Hershey. 

Michelle Susan Smith '92 married Steven 
D. Moore on September 17, 1994. Susan is direc- 
tor of social services at Alice Manor Nursing 
Home in Baltimore. She is pursuing an M.A. in 
social work at the University of Maryland School 
of Social Work in Baltimore. 



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Leanne J. Stansfield '92 in May 1994 opened 
Kidz Quarterz, a child care center in Leymoyne, Pa. 

Robert L. Wolfgang III '92 was married on 
December 31, 1994, to Erika Walker. Rob works 
as production supervisor for Wolfgang Candy 
Co., Inc. in York, Pa. 

Scott G. Young '92 is an actuarial specialist 
for Markley Actuarial Services, Inc., in 
Lancaster, Pa. 

Amy G. Batman '93 is in her third year in 
the Ph.D. program at the Philadelphia College of 
Pharmacy and Science. 

Kimbcrly M. Eames Hasenaver '93 teaches 
5th grade in the Camp Hill (Pa.) School District. 
Kim is enrolled in an M.A. program in elemen- 
tary educational administration at Shippensburg 
University. She lives in Dauphin, directly across 
the street from Newt Gingrich's mother. 

Stacy R. Hollenshead '93 graduated from 
Villanova University in July 1995 with an M.A. in 
counseling with a specialty in employee/addic- 
tions counseling. She was a intern at Crozer-Chester 
Medical Center as an addictions counselor for fami- 
lies. She is also self-employed as an in-home per- 
sonal trainer and is an amateur bodybuilder. 

Natalie Cali Loeffler '93 is a long-term sub- 
stitute teacher with the Steelton-Highspire (Pa.) 
School District. 

Linda Sterner '93 married F. Paul Walters 
'93 on May 13, 1995. Linda is a high school and 
middle school Spanish teacher with the 
Elizabethtown (Pa.) School District. Paul works 
for Crompton and Knowles in Gibraltar as an 
analytical technician. 

David A. Aulenbach '94 is an elementary 
instrumental music teacher in the Randolph Town- 
ship (N.J.) School District. 

Ellsworth E. Bcrgan '94 is a contract spe- 
cialist for MacFadden and Associates, Inc. in 
Silver Spring, Md. 

Michelle Brabits Calvanelli '94 is an accoun- 
tant for Blue Cross/Blue Shield in Camp Hill, Pa. 

Wembi R. Dimandja '94 is an administrator 
for Scanticon-Princeton, an international corpo- 
ration headquartered in Princeton, N.J. 

Susan Duff '94 and Harold Fultz '93 were 
married on June 3, 1995. Susan is a counselor/ 
advocate for Domestic Violence Intervention of 
Lebanon County. Harold is a system support spe- 
cialist for AMP Inc. in Harrisburg. 

Shawn Lee '94 is a senior research assistant 
in flavor chemistry for Campell Soup Co. in 
Camden, N.J. She and her husband, Brian, have 
two children: Nathan and Zachary. 

Regina Barton Moore '94 is a claims man- 
ager for the Johns Hopkins Medical Services Corp. 
in Baltimore. She received an M.B.A. from LVC 
in August 1994. 

Shelly Smith '94 married Ryan Bietsch '92 
on November 19, 1994. 

Karen Sprengel '94 is employed by Creative 
Ministries, Inc. in Lancaster, Pa. 




When You Think 

Of the Annual Fund. . . . think of Lebanon Valley's bright, 

enthusiastic and talented students. Your support of the Annual 
Fund assures them the education they deserve, in the college 
where they belong. 

A gift to the Annual Fund... 

>- provides scholarships 

>- strengthens academic programs 

>- affords important resoures for an innovative 
teaching and learning environment 

>- enhances opportunities for cultural and 
extracurricular experiences 



Lebanon Valley's Annual Fund Makes 
a Difference in Their Lives 



Christine Wright '94 is an accounting coor- 
dinator for Olympus in Melville, N.Y. 

Rebecca H. Yoder '94, an LVC/Pennsylva- 
nia School of Arts and Design graduate who 
served as assistant to the LVC gallery director for 
the past two years, is employed by an art gallery/ 
frame shop in Columbia, Pa. 

Bethany A. Yohe '94 is a 6th grade teacher 
at the Centerville Elementary School, Hempfield 
School District in Lancaster, Pa. 

Ross A. DeNisco III '95 is an associate ana- 



lyst in the quality control lab at Warner-Lambert 
in Lititz, Pa. 

Alissa Mowrer '95 married Robert Bradfield 
on July 15, 1995. She is a teacher at Cedar Cliff 
High School in the West Shore School District in 
New Cumberland, Pa. 

Kevin M. Shertz '95 is project manager for 
Alan Sparber & Associates, Architects, in Takoma 
Park, Md. 

Deaths 

Laura Hornchek '93, January 1994. 



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