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Lebanon Valley College Magazine Fall 1995 *
Sound Advice for
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Ted Blumenthal '57
"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
Vol. 13, Number 2
Lebanon Valley College Magazine
19 NEWS BRIEFS
26 ALUMNI NEWS
30 CLASS NOTES
Editor: Judy Pehrson
John B. Deamer, Jr.
Dr. William J. McGill
Diane Wenger '92
Glenn Woods '51, Class Notes
Send comments or address changes to:
Office of College Relations
Lebanon Valley College
101 North College Avenue
Annville, PA 17003-0501
The Valley is published by Lebanon Valley
College and distributed without charge to alumni
and friends. It is produced in 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
The college's Diversity Task Force addresses the need for a
By Dr. William J. McGill
For musicians of many ages, Lebanon Valley offers a setting that is both playful and serious.
the Real World
When the drug therapies
psychologist Sal Cullari
found a gentle way to
brighten the lives of
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.
"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
"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
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.
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.
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
^ o~^ — A
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."
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
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
The Right Mix in Music
Whether your talents are vocal,
instrumental or technical,
the Valley is the place where
your musical abilities can come
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-
Frantz, who started
out as a dancing gorilla
at Hersheypark, has pur-
sued an eclectic career.
He has produced enter-
for Universal Studios,
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."
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
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.
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
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-
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
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."
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
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
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-
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
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- |
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
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
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
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-
"Anything I've been able to accomplish,"
says Myers, "says a lot about the quality of
"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
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
A counter-tenor, Mecham has sung in
and directed many choruses and chorales,
and directs the Concert Choir at Lebanon
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
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
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
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."
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
"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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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-
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
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
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
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
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-
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
Men's Tennis 4-8
In the first year for official colle-
giate competition, the men posted a
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
18 The Valley
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
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
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
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).
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
■ "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.
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
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.
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
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
wheel demonstration and exhibition by
master ceramist Toshiko Takaezu, who is
displaying her work in the Suzanne H.
Arnold Art Gallery this fall.
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
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-
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
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,
Fall 1995 21
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
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
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
"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.
group in Europe
Some 20 students, faculty and administra-
tors traveled to Europe last summer as
part of a mini-term course called
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.
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
Students featured in
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
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
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
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-
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
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.
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
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.
Jane Paluda, director of publications,
has been promoted to assistant director
of College Relations and director of
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.
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.
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.
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Dr. Louis Manza
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.
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.
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.
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-
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
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.
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
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
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
Studying the Fine
Print of Fine Printers
By Diane E. Wenger '92
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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-
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
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
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!
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
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
Lancaster County alumni interested in
working with the committee on events
should call the Alumni Office toll-free at
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
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
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
Fredricka Baker Yetter '28 lives in Pitman
Manor, a United Methodist retirement home in
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
Hazel Bailey Smedley '29, August 26, 1994.
She is survived by two daughters, Virginia
Smedley Burkhart '58 and Mary Smedley Tyson.
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
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.
Dorothy Hiester Behney '30, December 15,
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
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.
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-
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
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
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
Jean Garland Woloshyn '44 is music direc-
tor of Big Bear Presbyterian Church in Big Bear
Wesley R. Kreiser '49 retired after 27 years
at Hershey Foods and now works part-time at the
Hershey Medical Center.
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.
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
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
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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.
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
Dorothy Roudebush Hollinger '55, January
Rev. William B. Ramey, Jr. '60 is pastor at
Raleigh Court United Methodist Church in
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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-
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For information, contact Sherrie
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tor of children's choirs at First Baptist Church in
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-
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.
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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
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
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
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
Martha Schreiber Morgan '72, April 19,
C. Anne Yoder Rhoads '72, February 11,
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.
Spring Arts Festival
15th Annual Golf Tournament
Clambake at Kreiderheim
Dinner Dance at Lebanon
the Honolulu School System in Oahu, Hawaii,
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
Dr. William Loffredo '82, a chemistry pro-
fessor at East Stroudsburg University, is princi-
pal director of a NSF-ILI grant for the purchase
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
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
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
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
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
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
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-
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
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.
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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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.)
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
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.
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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
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