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Vol. 13, Number 3 



The Valley 

Lebanon Valley College Magazine Spring 1996 i 



Departments 



Features 



23 


NEWS BRIEFS 


24 


SPORTS 


26 


NEWSMAKERS 


29 


ALUMNI NEWS 


31 


CLASS NOTES 



Editor: Judy Pehrson 

Writers: 

John Baer 

John B. Deamer, Jr. 

Stan Furmanak 

Susan Jurgelski 

Mary Beth Strehl, New^s Briefs, 

Newsmakers 
Glenn Woods '51, Class Notes 

Photographer: 
Dennis Crews 

Send comments or address changes to: 
Office of College Relations 
Laughlin Hall 
Lebanon Valley College 
101 North College Avenue 
Annville, PA 17003-0501 
Fax: (717) 867-6035 
E-mail: pehrson@lvc.edu 

The Valley is published by Lebanon Valley 
College and distributed without charge to 
alumni and friends. It is produced in coopera- 
tion with the Johns Hopkins University 
Alumni Magazine Consortium. Editor: Donna 
Shoemaker; Art Director: Royce Faddis; 
Production: Jes Porro. 



On the Cover: The college 's new Vernon and 
Doris Bishop Library is a "virtual library, " 
which provides access to information far 
beyond its walls. Illustration by Cynthia M. 
Kercher'86. Inside cover: The library's strong 
architectural lines blend with other buildings 
on campus. Photograph by Dennis Crews. 



On the Fast Track 

As interim Pennsylvania attorney general, Tom Corbett, Jr. '71 is 
positioned to move ahead to bigger and better things. 

By John Baer 

Where Education Fuels Modernization 

Vietnam is on the move, and the college could play a role in its future. 
By Judy Pehrson 



10 



Beginner's Guide to the Internet 

No use putting it off any longer — it's time to learn about surfing the 'Net! 



By Stan Furmanak 



15 On-Une to the Future 

The Bishop Library is beautiful, cozy and well-connected to the world. 
By Judy Pehrson 

20 The Human Link Between "Tech" and "Teach" 

Advanced technology enhances the close student/faculty interaction that 
has always made Lebanon Valley so special. 

By Judy Pehrson 



Nguyen Ngoc Hieu, 
an English instructor 
at Ho Chi Minh Open 
University, served as 
interpreter for Judy 
Pehrson on her visit 
in Vietnam. 




On the 
Fast Track 

After being tapped 
as Pennsylvania's interim 
attorney general, 
Tom Corbett, Jr. '71 
eyes his options for the 
next big step. 

By John Baer 



Tom Corbett, Jr. '71 enjoys 
the best view of state gov- 
ernment in Harrisburg. 
Sixteen floors up, atop 
downtown's Strawberry 
Square, from his mostly glass comer of- 
fice, Corbett overlooks the state capitol 
building housing the executive and legis- 
lative branches, and the sweeping com- 
plex of state buildings housing courts and 
agencies. 

Heck, with a low-powered telescope 
he could look INTO the office of pal and 
sponsor Gov. Tom Ridge. 

The view extends north, west and east; 
every which way but south. Perhaps fit- 
tingly. There are many that argue this is a 
guy whose career's going anywhere but 
south. 

Still, lofty, all-inclusive views aside, 
Corbett has learned to look at things 
closely, has learned to take the long view, 
has learned that, especially in politics, 
things aren't always what they seem. 

Take, for example, getting where he 
is — Pennsylvania attorney general, the 
highest-ranking law enforcement post in 
the state, an elective office overseeing a 
staff of close to 800 (including 172 law- 
yers), with an annual operating budget of 
$76 million. 

It was an odd, circuitous route. 

Corbett — Philadelphia-bom, Pittsburgh- 
raised and Lebanon Valley-educated — 
is in the job as an interim appointment until 
January 1997, when a new attorney general 
to be elected in November takes office for 
a four-year term. 

In the category of ill winds blowing 




Tom Corbett, Jr. '71 and his wife, Susan Manbeck Corbett '72, outside their 
] 50-year-old farmhouse in Pittsburgh. 



somebody some good, Corbett got the post 
after Emie Preate, Jr., a fellow Republi- 
can from Scranton and a two-term attor- 
ney general, resigned last June as part of a 
federal plea bargain to avoid criminal in- 
dictment by an investigating grand jury. 

Preate, now serving a 14-month sen- 
tence at a federal prison camp in Duluth, 
Minn., pleaded guilty to mail fraud in 
connection with campaign finance viola- 
tions dating back to 1987. He took cash 
from video poker operators and tried to 
hide it. Not much of a crime by today's 
standards, but a sleazy, cheap thing to do 
nonetheless. 

Gov. Ridge was anxious to wash out 
the bad taste Preate had left in the mouths 
of state govemment and the Republican 
Party. Very anxious. The day after Preate 
said he'd resign. Ridge named his pick for 
a replacement, a man soon dubbed "Tom 
Terrific." 



Corbett, on paper, looked perfect: a 
federal prosecutor, former U.S. attomey 
in Pittsburgh; a solid Republican, active 
supporter of Ridge's 1994 campaign; 
white-haired, blue-eyed camera-friendly; 
well-spoken, well-spoken of and — maybe 
most importantly — willing to pledge not 
to be a candidate for the office of attomey 
general in 1996. 

This last was key. Since the office is 
elective, no Democrat in his or her right 
partisan mind would have given an edge 
to a Republican by installing said Repub- 
lican in an office he could then mn for so 
soon after the interim appointment. 

Because of the no-mn promise and even 
though Corbett' s appointment required a 
two-thirds confirmation vote in the politi- 
cally contentious state Senate, Ridge and 
Corbett both believed he would sail into 
office. 



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Corbett had run into 
a political buzzsaw. 
He became a pawn in 
a game between 
Senate Democrats 
and Republican Ridge, 
a bargaining chip 
in political poker... 



Ridge tried to provide the wind: "Tom 
Corbett will provide the leadership we 
need to move past yesterday's troubling 
events. He is universally regarded as a 
tough prosecutor and an able administra- 
tor, and is known to Democrats and Re- 
publicans alike as a man of unquestioned 
integrity. I thank him on behalf of our 
state for setting aside personal consider- 
ations to assist Pennsylvania at this criti- 
cal time." 

But if it looked and sounded like a 
done deal, it was not. "I didn't think it 
would take till October," said Corbett in a 
recent interview. "I thought with the prom- 
ise not to run, with my background...! 
might have been naive." 

Indeed. 

Corbett had run into a political 
buzzsaw. He became a pawn in a game 
between Senate Democrats and Republi- 
can Ridge, a bargaining chip in political 
poker, among "calls" and bluffs over 
patronage jobs, the state budget and money 
for special legislative projects. 

When it was over and deals were cut 
and delivered. Democrats got two re- 
appointments to the Pennsylvania Turn- 
pike Commission; a handful of Democratic 
Western Pennsylvania state senators got a 
personal pledge from Ridge that he'd be 
more attentive to their needs and wishes; 
and Ridge got his pick for attorney gen- 
eral confirmed. 

By a vote of 39-7, six more than 
needed, the state Senate confirmed Corbett 
on October 2. He was sworn in the fol- 
lowing day. He said public confidence in 
the office was shaken. He said, "my main 
purpose and goal in the next 15 months 
will be to regain that trust and confidence." 

Now, just half-a-year into that stint, 
Corbett appears headed toward delivering 
what he pledged. He is focusing on forc- 
ing more efficiency into the office opera- 
tions. He's going after state funds paid 
out during the Preate probe. And, more- 
over, he's showing promise as a state po- 
litical prospect, maybe ready for even more 
display in the not-too-distant future. 

"I think Tom Corbett can be a GOP 
headliner in this state for a long time," 



said a top political analyst, a Democrat 
who spoke on condition he not be named. 

Corbett, 46, is seen widely as a Repub- 
lican with a political place in pubhc life. 
He is touted as a potential state Republi- 
can Party chairman; as a possible GOP 
candidate to oppose U.S. Sen. Arlen Spec- 
ter (R-Pa.) in a primary, should Specter as 
expected seek re-election in 1998; a Hkely 
Ridge nominee for some other visible state 
post; or, in the event of a Republican such 
as Robert Dole winning the presidency 
this fall, a likely pick for a top job in the 
Department of Justice. 

And he's not hiding his interest in life 
after being AG. 

"I really like public service," he said. 
"I'd Hke to keep my options open." 

He added that after next January he 
intends to "stay active" in politics. And 
when asked specifically about a possible 
run for U.S. Senate in '98, he said, "I 
wouldn't rule anything out at this point." 

Corbett grew up with public ser- 
vice. His late father was a deputy 
state attorney general and a top 
Republican lawyer to the state Senate. It 
was those jobs and working in Harrisburg 
that brought Corbett to Lebanon Valley 
College. Corbett' s mother died while he 
was still in high school (Shaler High in 
Pittsburgh's North Hills), and his father 
wanted his only son near him. Corbett' s 
older sister still lives in Pittsburgh. 
Corbett, Sr. met a former president of the 
Valley in state government who recom- 
mended Lebanon Valley (Dr. Frederick 
Miller, after leaving Lebanon Valley, be- 
came the state's first secretary of Higher 
Education). Corbett, Jr. applied to the col- 
lege and was accepted. 

He played lacrosse under Coach 
"Hooter" McHenry, was involved in some 
student advisory boards and ultimately 
"very much" enjoyed the change from a 
huge high school in a metropolitan area to 
a small college in Central Pennsylvania — 
or, as he remembers it, "three square 
blocks surrounded by farm fields... It was 
at first a shock." 



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He attended between 1967 and 1971, a 
time when, he says, small rural schools 
were just missing the drugs and Vietnam 
War protests prevalent on larger campuses. 
The "revolution" seemed distant. 

"You went to dinner in the dining hall 
in coats and ties and where you sat and 
were served family-style by other students 
wearing white coats... Freshmen women 
had to be in the dorm or the library by 
8:30 p.m. ...there was mandatory chapel 
every Tuesday at 1 1 a.m. for every stu- 
dent in the school," Corbett said. 

He remembers not being the most 
aggressive academic achiever. "I was not 
the best student. I enjoyed college," he 
said, "I wasn't a rabble-rouser, but I 
enjoyed college." 

Other memories: his dorm freshman 
year was right over Hot Dog Frank's store. 
History professor Elizabeth M. Geffen 
(now professor emerita) was "someone 
who really prepared me for law school." 
His best friend was Tom Cestare '71, a 
lacrosse teammate and Phi Lamba Sigma 
frat brother who's now a lawyer with the 
National Labor Relations Board in Hono- 
lulu. They met on Corbett' s first day at 
the Valley. Noticed they had the same 
initials (TWC). Discovered they were bom 
three days apart in the same hospital, 
Jefferson in Philadelphia. They remain 
friends to this day. 

In a telephone interview, Cestare said 
he's not surprised, "not at all," that Corbett 
is state attorney general and is talked about 
forU.S. senator. "Tom's one of those solid, 
common-sense guys, somebody you just 
know is trustworthy, just solid... I'm a 
Democrat and he's a Republican, but I'll 
bet we agree on 90 percent of things out 
there because he's just a nuts-and-bolts 
person, mainstream." 

Oh, yes. Another memory is meeting a 
certain freshman when he was a sopho- 
more: Susan Manbeck '72 of Pine Grove, 
now Susan Manbeck Corbett of Pittsburgh. 



"Tom's one of those solid, 
common-sense guys, 
somebody you just know 
is trustwortliy...l'm a 
Democrat and lie's a 
Republican, but I'll bet we 
agree on 90 percent of 
things out there because 
he's just a nuts-and-bolts 
person, mainstream." 

—Tom Cestare '71 



They were married half a year after he 
graduated. She taught school in Lebanon 
County, he taught 9th grade history and 
civics in her hometown, where her father 
was a dentist. 

Today, Susan Corbett works as a co- 
producer of the Three Rivers Lecture Se- 
ries at the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh. 
The Corbetts have two children: Thomas 
W. Corbett III, 19, a sophomore studying 
architecture at Virginia Tech; and 
Katherine M., 16, a sophomore at Shaler 
High in Pittsburgh. The family lives in the 
same 1 50-year-old farmhouse in the North 
Hills, where Corbett was raised. 

His journey so far has been varied. 
After college, he served in the Pennsylva- 
nia National Guard and the Texas Air 
National Guard, the latter because he at- 
tended law school in Texas — St. Mary's 
University Law School in San Antonio. 
He ended up there because of Cestare. 

Cestare, said Corbett, had gone to 
Villanova University to study history, then 
on to law school in Texas. Corbett, who 
said, "I always wanted to go to law 
school," followed his friend and got a 
"very solid" legal education. While his 
grades were not that good at LVC, he 
said, he did well on the law boards and 
learned "the discipline I needed" from 
military service. "By the time I got to law 
school, I treated it like a job. I put in eight 
hours a day, five days a week, and if more 
was needed, I did more." 



After law school, he was a law clerk in 
Texas for a year before joining the 
Allegheny County district attorney's office 
as an assistant DA, a post he held from 
1976 to 1980. He joined the Pittsburgh 
law firm of Rose, Schmidt, Hasley & 
DiSalle and rose to partner before being 
picked in 1989 by President George Bush 
as U.S. attorney for Pennsylvania's West- 
em District. By 1993, he was national 
chairman of the federal Attomey General 
Advisory Committee. 

He's been active politically: director 
of the Allegheny County regional Bush 
campaign in 1988; head of Ridge's 
Allegheny County gubernatorial effort in 
1994. By then, he was a partner with the 
Pittsburgh firm of Thorp, Reed & 
Armstrong. He also served in various 
capacities on the Ridge transition team 
between the election and taking office. 
And Corbett is chairman of the Pennsyl- 
vania Commission on Crime and Delin- 
quency, a body involved in the red-hot 
crime issue of juvenile violence; the post 
can provide him with yet another fomm 
from which to remain publicly active. 

So far, the worst even his harshest 
partisan critics can claim is that 
Corbett hasn't done much as attor- 
ney general, a charge he dismisses on the 
grounds that most of his efforts are inter- 
nal, not public. And he's had just a few 
small ankle bites from the media. 

He made news right after taking office 
as attomey general when linked to a small- 
time Pittsburgh case-fixing trial. A defense 
lawyer at the trial said that when Corbett 
was in private practice, he sought court 
favors for a client charged with traffic 
violations. Corbett denied any wrong- 
doing and ultimately was vindicated. 

He also made news in January after 
lending support to a legal brief filed with 
the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the 
male-only policy at the publicly-funded 
Virginia Military Institute. The federal 
government sued VMI over its 156-year- 



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old single-sex policy. Corbett agreed to 
sign on in defense of the policy because, 
he said, he feared possible legal ramifica- 
tions that could endanger the tax-exempt 
status of 13 Pennsylvania single-sex 
schools. Only Pennsylvania and Wyoming 
joined Virginia in the case. Corbett was 
blasted by women' s groups and civil rights 
organizations. While the issue has cooled, 
it could get re-heated if he ever runs for 
statewide office. 

And he took a small hit when the 
Associated Press ran an analysis in Feb- 
ruary noting his penchant for hiring Pitts- 
burgh pals, especially lawyers, despite his 
short-term status. The AP quoted Penn- 
sylvania Bar Association President Arthur 
L. Piccone as labeling such hiring old- 
fashioned patronage for resume-polishing. 
Piccone, however, was not entirely nega- 
tive: "I think he's appointing friends, yes. 
I can't disagree with that... But I think 
he's appointing competent people who 
share his prosecutorial beliefs." 

Mostly though, Corbett seems to have 
arrived at that place from which careers 
pivot. He is in a major state office in a 
major state, facing the future with a solid 
record of service behind him and opportu- 
nities for more visibility in the months 
and years immediately ahead. Political 
observers in both parties say he is doing 
well. They peg him a player to watch. 
They note his easy-going, unpretentious 
style, and the fact that despite the serious 
work he has done and does, he laughs 
with ease and seems to embrace and ap- 
preciate the world beyond legal papers 
and political puffery. 

"Solid" was the word used more than 
once by associates, colleagues and his 
friend of nearly 30 years: "He's the kind 
of guy who you'd want for a next-door 
neighbor," said Cestare. 

That's another view, even if biased, 
that Tom Corbett can enjoy. 



John Baer covers state government and 
politics as a reporter and columnist for the 
Philadelphia Daily News. 



It's the Economists, Stupid! 

Two faculty members vie 
for a home in tine House. 

Lebanon Valley students will get a 
most unusual bird's eye view of a 
major local political battle this 
election year. 

In one corner is the Incumbent: 
Republican Ed Krebs, who was a full- 
time assistant professor of economics 
at Lebanon Valley until his election to 
the Pennsylvania House of Represen- 
tatives in 1990, representing Lebanon 
County. Krebs still teaches macro- 
economics as an adjunct professor. 

In the other corner: Democratic chal- 
lenger Paul Heise, the full-time assis- 
tant professor of economics who was 
hired to replace Krebs when he took 
office. Now Dr. Heise hopes to replace 
Dr. Krebs again. 

Krebs came to Lebanon Valley In 
1989 for the second time as an assis- 
tant professor (the first time was from 
1976-80). In addition, he has been an 
economist for the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture in Washington, D.C., and a 
public school teacher. A native of Leba- 
non, he is a graduate of Penn State 
University and holds a doctorate from 
Michigan State University. Elected to 
the seat for the 101st District as a 
Democrat in 1990, Krebs won re- 
election as a Democrat in 1992. Before 
the 1994 election, he switched parties 
and won as a Republican. 

Heise has made Krebs' party switch 
a campaign issue. 

"The people of the 101st District 
have shown they want to be repre- 
sented by someone who affirms the 
solid values of the Democratic Party," 
said Heise in the press release 
announcing his candi- 
dacy. He also pledged 
not to change party 
affiliation. 




Dr. Paul Heise has been teaching economics 
at Lebanon Valley since 1990. He succeeded 
Dr. Ed Krebs as assistant professor when 
Krebs was elected to the Pennsylvania House 
of Representatives. Heise, a Democrat, is now 
challenging Republican Krebs for the seat. 





Krebs (seated in his Harrisburg office) 
represents Lebanon County and taught eco- 
nomics at the college for about five years. 



Heise, who's been teaching eco- 
nomics at Lebanon Valley since 1990, 
is a graduate of Georgetown University 
and has a doctorate from the New 
School of Social Research in New York. 
He has served in the U.S. Department 
of State as a trade negotiator in Swit- 
zerland. During the Carter Administra- 
tion, he was an advisor on domestic 
economic development and adjustment 
In the Executive Office of the Presi- 
dent. 

The two vow they will remain "good 
friends and colleagues" throughout 
the upcoming political tussle. "I think 
this will be a lot of fun," says Heise. 
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Where Education 
Fuels Modernization 




Vietnam's phoenix-like 
rise from the ashes of 
war and poverty may 
bring opportunities for 
Lebanon Valley College. 

Story and photos by Judy Pehrson 



Rush hour in Ho Chi Minh City 
is a dangerous business — 
especially if you're on one of 
the thousands of small Honda 
motorcycles that are the resi- 
dents' main form of transport. My Viet- 
namese companion warned me to hold on 
tightly to him and not shift my weight as 
we merged with the dense swarm of 
vehicles, which appeared to operate with- 
out the hindrance of traffic regulations. 
The only rule of the road, it seems, is not 
to flinch when there's a near collision. 
Eyes straight ahead, faces expressionless, 
the cyclists — young and old and some- 
times more than two to a cycle — weave in 
and out with incredible dexterity and a 
fatalistic determination to reach their des- 
tinations no matter what. 

Later, when I shakily disembarked from 
my wild ride, I was astonished to see a 
legless man drag himself on his arms into 
the traffic stream and reappear, miracu- 
lously unharmed, a short time later on the 
other side of the road. While none of the 
drivers appeared to take notice, they nev- 
ertheless managed to avoid hitting him. 

The city's intrepid cyclists somehow 
symbolize Vietnam's determined drive 
toward modernization, just 20 years after 
war and long periods of economic hard- 
ship devastated the country. While Viet- 




(Top) A professor, wearing the traditional 
Vietnamese ao dai, lectures at the Ho Chi 
Minh City University of Economics. 
(Above) A study in old and new. 

nam in many ways is still an underdevel- 
oped country, there is also a plethora of 
signs that it's right on the cusp of mod- 
ernization, ready to become part of South- 
east Asia's "economic miracle." 

In Ho Chi Minh City, commercial con- 
struction is booming — with modern 
offices, manufacturing facilities, hotels, 
restaurants and shops going up every- 
where. Some Western experts predict that 
it will take Vietnam a decade or more to 
catch up with its neighboring "miracle" 



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While Vietnam in 
many ways is still an 
underdeveloped country, 
there is also a plethora of 
signs that it's right on the 
cusp of modernization, 
ready to become part 
of Southeast Asia's 
"economic miracle." 




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(Above) Motorcycles remain popular but 
perilous. (Left) Students make posters for 
an autumn arts celebration. 



countries like Malaysia and Singapore. 
But Vietnam government officials and 
educators point optimistically to the fact 
that the country's economy is growing at 
nearly 9 percent per year, thanks to 
reforms and a new "market economy" 
approach that has freed local entrepre- 
neurs to forge ahead. Already it is one of 
the world's top rice exporters, plus it has 
large reserves of coal, bauxite, gemstones. 



petroleum and natural gas. 
Upwards of $ II million in for- 
eign investment is now flowing 
mto the country, including from 
America, where companies 
sighed in relief when the U.S. 
embargo against Vietnam was 
lifted 18 months ago. 

The country's biggest asset is 
Its hard-working and well-edu- 
cated population whose literacy 
rate approaches 90 percent. As 
one Vietnamese education offi- 
cial told me, "Education and the 
economy are seen as being linked in Viet- 
nam. We have always placed a high value 
on education, and we believe that educa- 
tion is vital to our drive to modernize." 

The government also recognizes, how- 
ever, that there are new and challenging 
demands being placed on the educational 
system — particularly the need for a more 
skilled workforce and more trained man- 
agers and technical experts. In higher edu- 
cation, new objectives are being forged to 
meet that need. Existing institutions of 
higher education are being retooled, and 
there's a growing number of new col- 
leges, technical institutes and specialty 
schools being set up to teach foreign lan- 
guages, especially English. In addition. 



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Vietnam Connection 
Spans Two Decades 

Lebanon Valley's interest in Viet- 
nam dates back to 1975 when, 
following the fall of Saigon, thou- 
sands of Vietnamese refugees were 
housed at nearby Fort Indiantown Gap. 
The college decided to sponsor 12 young 
refugees and gave them scholarships and 
other assistance. 

"It was, perhaps, Lebanon Valley's fin- 
est hour," says Glenn Woods '51, profes- 
sor emeritus of English who spent many 
hours helping the 12 learn English and 
adjust to American culture. "We were the 
first college in the country to open our 
doors to the refugees. It was such a natu- 
ral thing for us to do because of our close 
proximity to the Gap and because of the 
college's mission of service." 

The 12 went on to great success in 
their lives and careers. Dr. Si Pham '79, 
for example, is now a cardiothoracic sur- 
geon at the University of Pittsburgh Medi- 
cal Center. He was on the team of 
specialists that carried out the heart-lung 
transplant in 1993 on Robert Casey, 
Pennsylvania's governor at the time. And 
Luong Tu Nguyen '79 is senior scientist 
and consultant for Rohm & Haas in Phila- 
delphia. He returned to Vietnam three years 
ago to set up several businesses, which 
he now runs from the United States. He 
also served on the education advisory com- 
mittee that helped the Ministry of Higher 
Education map out reforms for the educa- 
tional system. 

Of Lebanon Valley, Luong recalls, "The 
college offered us a great opportunity, and 
made a great difference in our lives. All of 
us will always be grateful." 

Luong and several other Vietnamese 
alumni returned to campus last August for 
a nostalgic reunion. As part of the visit 
they set up a scholarship, named after 
mentor Glenn Woods, to assist Vietnam- 
ese students who want to attend Lebanon 
Valley. 

"We wanted to provide opportunities 
for other students," states Luong. "We 
think it's important to keep the tradition 
going." 



Vietnam is sending more students abroad 
for study, including to America. 

It was this latter fact that induced me 
to put Vietnam on the itinerary for the 
college's annual recruiting trip to South- 
east Asia last fall My three-day visit to 
Ho Chi Minh City was arranged by Viet- 
namese alum Luong Nguyen '79, who 
came to the college with 1 1 other immi- 
grants following the fall of Saigon in 1975, 
and his colleague and friend, Tarn Nguyen, 
also an immigrant and now an attorney in 
San Jose, Calif. During my stay, I visited 
two new colleges and technical schools, 
two government-connected colleges, the 
venerable Ho Chi Minh City University 
of Economics and the ADIA International 
Institute USA. The latter is the English 
language instruction school that Tam set 
up two years ago and on whose board 
Luong serves. 

Most of the 
schools I visited 
present possible 
opportunities for 
Lebanon Valley 
not only to recruit 
students but to 
play a part in 
helping build the 
new education 
system. For ex- 
ample, just last 
year Hung Vuong 
University opened 
with 1,000 stu- 
dents. It offers 
three-and four- 
year degrees in science, math, computer 
science, accounting, management, eco- 
nomics and engineering. And it is setting 
up a nursing program with the help of 
Regis University in Denver. Arthur 
Andersen, the international accounting 
firm, has agreed to provide four lecturers 
per year in accounting and math and to 
fund three scholarships in those subjects. 

Hung Vuong is interested in setting up 
linkages with more overseas colleges and 
universities, and would eventually like to 



send some of its students to study abroad 
after they have spent two years at Hung 
Vuong. 

The Central College of Trade and State 
School of Commerce No. 3, a two-year 
college belonging to the Ministry of Com- 
merce, has 3,000 students who study im- 
port/export, accounting, foreign trade and 
trade service. The school is interested in 
articulation agreements to send students 
to the United States after they complete 
their courses, and would like an Ameri- 
can teacher to come on a short-term basis 
to help improve the English-language 
instruction program. 

At the National Institute of Public admin- 
istration, a government-operated school 
that offers training to government offi- 
cials, courses range from a two-year 
M.A. program to 10- week certification in 




These friendly students from the 
economics university were curious 
about the United States. 

such areas as computer science, law, eco- 
nomic management, social management, 
legal/court administration and research ad- 
ministration. The school plans to expand 
its course offerings and to open up to non- 
government students as well. It is looking 
for help from abroad in setting up pro- 
grams in management, accounting and 
economics. 



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(Above) Students are flocking to the new English-language schools, which 
are opening around the country. {Left) In one of those schools, the ADIA 
International Institute USA, Cory Matthews, an American, helps students 
improve their reading comprehension skills. 



Some 900 students have already passed 
through the ADIA International Institute 
U.S.A. It's one of a series of new schools 
set up around Vietnam to teach English. 
Six American teachers have been recruited 
to teach the students, who range in age 
from 17 to 50. Judging from the classes I 
visited, students are willing to spend long 
hours to perfect their English because they 
see it as a necessary skill for the burgeon- 
ing new economy. 

Everywhere I went, I was impressed 
by the eagerness of the students and the 
commitment of faculty and school offi- 
cials to revamp and improve the educa- 



tional system. I was well- 
received everywhere, which 
surprised me because I had 
expected at least some linger- 
ing hostility from the Vietnam 
War. However, people were 

H universally friendly and inter- 
ested in Lebanon Valley Col- 
lege and in America. Many of 
the school officials I visited 
expressed a desire to have Lebanon Val- 
ley faculty come to Vietnam for a term or 
a year to teach or to help set up programs 
in areas they need. The college is now 
looking at a way to make that possible. 

I was particularly struck throughout 
my stay by the openness and receptivity 
of Vietnamese students. They are the gen- 
eration who will carry out Vietnam's drive 
for modernity, and it is clear that they are 
bright, keen and well-suited to the task. It 
is also clear that the war was a distant 
event to them — something that happened 
before they were bom — and that they are 
as attracted to America as are the other 
students I met in Southeast Asia. 



For my final evening in Ho Chi Minh 
City, three students from the economics 
university invited me to attend a celebra- 
tion with them at a nearby school. The 
festivities were very much like Lebanon 
Valley's Spring Arts Festival. As I walked 
through the various exhibits and cultural 
performances, students were exuberant 
and friendly, but careful to make sure I 
wasn't jostled by the crowd. At one point, 
a group called me over to join them for a 
picnic, and not only shared their food but 
also offered toasts to me and to America. 

As I was leaving, one young woman 
pressed a small school badge into my hand. 
"Please take this," she said. "I hope our 
countries will always be friends." 



Judy Pehrson, executive director of College 
Relations and chair of the International 
Programs Committee, also assists with 
recruiting international students. 



Spring 1996 



Beginner's Guide 
to the Internet 



Do your eyes glaze over 
when someone mentions 
the Web or the Net? 
Here's a painless way to 
get up to speed on the 
resource that faculty and 
students love to use. 



By Stan Furmanak 
Photographs by Dennis Crews 



Readers ' sen'ice librarian 
Donna Miller checks out the 
Socks page on the White 
House site on the World 
Wide Web. 



"Heartened that a recorded meow and 
computer photo of Socks have drawn thou- 
sands to the new White House Web site 
(www.whitehouse.gov), Administration 
officials tell Time they plan to design an 
entire Socks department — 'in response to 
citizen demand.' Expect new photos but — 
alas — no updated mewlings." 

—Time, November 28, 1994 



If the preceding paragraph makes 
perfect sense and, in fact, you 
have actually accessed the White 
House home page, viewed the 
photo of Socks and listened to his 
meow, feel free to skip to the next story in 
The Valley. You have undoubtedly mas- 
tered the art of surfing the Internet. 

Most adults, I would suspect, have only 
a vague notion of what the Internet is all 
about, even though the media make fre- 



quent references to it. Television programs 
like NBC's "Dateline" invite viewers to 
comment about stories by sending elec- 
tronic mail (e-mail) messages. Commer- 
cials for Magnavox and Toyota now 
present addresses for the World Wide 
Web — the multimedia facet of the 
Internet — so that Web surfers can visit. 
And, of course. Bill and Al enthusiasti- 
cally describe the most excellent adven- 
ture that awaits travelers on the 
forthcoming Information Highway. But 
the fact that only 35 percent of U.S. house- 
holds own a personal computer (PC) would 
seem to indicate that the majority of people 
have yet to plug into this rapidly expand- 
ing electronic universe. 

While it may seem that the Internet 
(also known as the Net) is a relatively 
recent phenomenon, it has been around 
for about 25 years. Begun as a Defense 
Department project to link together com- 
puters involved in government research, 
the Internet has evolved into a worldwide 




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network of computer networks. Comput- 
ers of even the most disparate character 
communicate with each other in a loosely 
organized, democratic fraternity that, 
somewhat surprisingly because of its com- 
plexity, is owned by no one, organized by 
no one and maintained by no one. In short, 
the eclectic Internet may be described as 
"the only functioning anarchy." 

A younger, parallel universe emerged 
when commercial ventures like 
CompuServe, Prodigy and America On- 
line offered home PC users dialup access 
to all sorts of electronic services, which 
now include gateways to the older Internet 
proper. To confuse matters further, the 
proposed Information Highway will be 
something else again; faster, ubiquitous 
and certainly not free. At present, stu- 
dents, faculty and staff at Lebanon Valley 
College enjoy a direct connection to the 
Internet unencumbered by hourly metered 
access and service fees or by the basic 
technological obstacles that a typical home 
PC user endures. 

In general, basic Internet functions and 
operations can be divided into three major 
areas: e-mail, telneting (connecting to 
remote computers) and electronic file 
transfers between two computers. 

Beyond "Snail Mail" 

Probably the most often used Internet ser- 
vice is e-mail. Anyone with access to the 
Internet can send an electronic message to 
any other Internet user. Audio and some- 
times visual alerts indicate when you have 
e-mail in your electronic mailbox. Upon 
reading your messages, you may choose 
to reply to the sender, delete the message 
or forward it to one or more colleagues or 
friends. Some argue that with e-mail, the 
dying art of letter writing has been 
revived. 

More importantly, e-mail has been instru- 
mental in the free exchange of informa- 
tion and ideas between people in just about 
every country. During the 1991 attempted 
coup in Moscow, which sought to over- 
throw the fledgling Russian government, 
e-mail messages flooded the Internet and 
kept the outside world informed of what 
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One of the most visited Web sites, "Welcome to the White House" 
offers interesting content for everyone. For example, the Interactive 
Citizens' Handbook allows searching for government information by 
entering a question in plain English. In the Virtual Library and the 
Briefing Room sections, you can browse and search the full text of 
White House documents and speeches and subscribe to publications. 
Tours of the Old Executive Office Building and the First Lady's sculp- 
ture garden, which most Americans never get to see, are included. 
And Socks leads a tour of The White House for Kids section. 

The Public Broadcasting System also has an informative site. 
Web sites are mushrooming for businesses, non-profits, schools, clubs, 
special interest groups and individuals. 



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E-mail discussion lists, known as 
listservs, represent a large percentage of 
e-mail traffic. Just as when a group of 
people who share an interest are sure to 
form a club or association, electronic dis- 
cussion lists centered around a rather spe- 
cific topic seem to pop up almost every 
day. You could, for example, join a list 
that discusses new vegetarian recipes, 
extols the nuances and pleasure of fine 



is why some Internauts disparagingly 
refer to the U.S. Postal Service delivery 
as "snail mail." 

Many Lebanon Valley faculty mem- 
bers join academic listservs as a way to 
keep in contact with colleagues and to 
share ideas. In political science, Dr. John 
Norton's "Presidents and Congress" class 
subscribed to the White House listserv 
and used publications from that source to 



At a very modest cost to a college or university, 
a professor in even the most remotely located school 
can exchange ideas and advance his or her research 
through e-mail contacts with colleagues. 



wines or revels in the dulcet sounds of 
Celtic music. 

Academics routinely join listservs dedi- 
cated to a specific subject area or disci- 
pline. A scholar of American literature 
can, for example, join the Twain-L listserv, 
which, according to its ground rules, "may 
include queries, discussion, conference 
announcements, calls for papers, informa- 
tion on new publications or anything else 
that is related to Mark Twain studies." 

There are literally hundreds of pos- 
sible listservs to which you can subscribe. 
If you can't find one of interest, you can 
simply start your own. 

When you join a particular listserv, 
you are automatically sent a copy of any 
e-mail message posted by another sub- 
scriber. Think of it as an electronic bulk 
mail service. The real beauty of joining a 
listserv is that in just a few minutes you 
can compose a query or comment and, 
with a press of a key or two, send it to 
every fellow subscriber. Each one receives 
the message in a matter of minutes — even 
if that subscriber is in Japan. Perhaps the 
ease and mind-boggling speed of e-mail 



write weekly analyses. In the music 
department, according to Dr. Mark 
Mecham, this semester is the first where 
several courses — "Choral Literature and 
Methods," "Vocal Pedagogy," and 
"American Music" — will require students 
to access the Internet for research infor- 
mation. 

At a very modest cost to a college or 
university, a professor in even the most 
remotely located school can exchange ideas 
and advance his or her research through 
e-mail contacts with colleagues. It is pos- 
sible now to publish one's research elec- 
tronically as well as in print in the standard 
journals. In fact, some new journals exist 
only in electronic format. The downside, 
of course, is that your colleagues can now 
rip your research apart almost as soon as 
you press the "send" key. 

One variation on this theme of e-mail 
is access to UseNet News groups. Rather 
than each subscriber receiving a personal 
copy of an electronic message, subject- 
oriented messages are sent to UseNet 
News servers installed on local computer 
networks. Privileged users can then access 
a news server and read the messages. The 
difference between listservs and news 
groups may be likened to receiving your 
own copy of the Sunday New York Times 



on your doorstep versus visiting your 
local library to read it. Alas, Lebanon Val- 
ley College currently does not have a 
UseNet News server installed, although it 
is on our wish list. 

Before you venture onto the Internet, 
be prepared to learn a few common abbre- 
viations, initialisms and acronyms that 
appear frequently in many e-mail postings. 
IMHO (in my humble opinion), they can 
be annoying if you must scurry to a refer- 
ence manual to decode them. Another com- 
mon device is using keyboard symbols 
to convey a particular emotion. These 
devices are also known as emoticons or 
smileys. One of them is :) If you turn your 
head to the left, you'll get the idea. :) 

BTW (by the way), proper 'Netiquette 
dictates that you should not use ALL 
CAPITAL LETTERS in your e-mail 
postings, for that gives the effect of 
SHOUTING. Inflammatory messages, or 
"flames," are sometimes posted using all 
capitals SO THAT YOU CAN CONVEY 
ANGER. To avoid antagonizing others, 
always remember to think once before 
posting e-mail, think twice before reply- 
ing to a message and think thrice before 
forwarding a message to someone else. 
Not to dissuade you from joining a list or 
sending e-mail, but be sure to RTFM (Read 
The Friendly Manual) and know what you 
are doing before e-mailing what you may 
think is a rather innocent question. 
Chances are, it has been asked before and 
the answer is out there somewhere. So 
make an attempt to find it, 'cause, after 
all, getting there is half the fun. 

Be sure to include a signature — i.e., 
name, e-mail address, telephone number — 
on all your messages so others, particu- 
larly on listservs, can respond to you 
personally if they wish. In the business 
world, it is more and more common to 
have an Internet address printed on a busi- 
ness card. In fact, some Internet addresses 
are coveted, much like a P.O. box number 
in the home town of the Wyeth family 
(there is a waiting list at the Chadds Ford, 
Pa., post office). 



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Visitors can access Lebanon Valley 's Web site at this address: 
http://www.lvc.edu Drop in to the chemistry department or find out 
what's new in the alumni office (Class Notes will soon begin running 
in the Alumni section). You can also check out cultural events and 
activities and find up-to-date news about the college. 



Browsing from a Distance 

The second major activity on the Internet 
is telneting. Any computer connected to 
the Internet has a unique address known 
as an IP or Internet Protocol address. 
Knowing an IP address makes it possible 
to connect your desktop PC to that remote 
computer (also known as a host). For 
example, someone in Texas can telnet to 
our new library computer system by using 
the address library.lvc.edu and logging in 
as Ivccat. In this instance, a PC, now act- 
ing as a "dumb terminal," is placed under 
the control of the remote or host computer. 
Telneting lets you access many college, 
university and public libraries that have 
replaced their card catalogs with on-line 
catalogs connected to the Internet. With 
just a little practice and expertise, you can 
browse through the library catalogs at 
Yale, M.I.T., the New York Public 
Library and many, many others. The 
advanced computer system installed in 
Lebanon Valley's Bishop Library features 
user-friendly telnet access to many col- 
lege and university libraries in Central 
Pennsylvania, as well as other Internet- 
accessible electronic library catalogs and 
resources. 

Files at your Fingertips 

The third major Internet operation involves 
accessing remote computers to retrieve a 
known electronic file, document or soft- 
ware program. Often, professional litera- 
ture or e-mail postings announce an 
Internet address for a remote computer 
and a description of publicly accessible 
electronic files or documents. Using a 
function known as FTP (file transfer pro- 
tocol), an Internet user can connect to a 
remote system, locate a file and then trans- 
fer or download that file to his or her PC. 
Knowledgeable Internet users often 
develop a particular expertise and then 
share their knowledge in handbooks, 
guides and helpful hint documents known 
as FAQs (frequently asked questions). 



Spring 1996 13 



which are "published" electronically and 
are accessible by any Internet user. Vari- 
ous e-mail lists will detail the IP addresses 
where you can find these documents. 
Sometimes the instructions necessary for 
transferring these documents to your com- 
puter are posted as well. After download- 
ing the file, you can print out the 
documents. For the novice Internet surfer 
("newbie" in Internet-speak), FTP prob- 
ably creates the most problems; it takes a 
bit of time to master. 

Recently, the World Wide Web part of 
the Internet has been experiencing an ex- 
plosive growth. Also known simply as the 
Web or WWW, the World Wide Web can 
include not just text but audio or sound 
files as well as still graphics and movie 
clips. It was developed by physicists at 
CERN in Switzerland. The Web uses the 
concept of hypermedia, where certain 



to select or "click on" various options of 
the Web page displayed as text, symbols 
or icons. Gone are those fearful days when 
you turned on the computer and all that 
appeared on the screen was a blinking 
question mark as it waited patiently for 
you to enter a command. And woe to 
those who entered the wrong command 
and received the dreaded "invalid com- 
mand" response. 

When you explore the World Wide 
Web and make hyperleaps from document 
to document, you could quite possibly 
jump to the Louvre in Paris to look at a 
painting, to Minnesota to read a how-to 
document, then to Australia to hear a kook- 
aburra laugh and end up at the White 
House to visit with the First Family and 
hear Socks meow — all in a matter of a 
few minutes. Surfing the Internet is 
addictive, so be sure to visit the on-line 



The key to exploring all the riches the Web has to 
offer Is having a Web browser such as Netscape or 
Mosaic Installed on your PC. 



words and images in an electronic docu- 
ment (also referred to as a Web page) are 
highlighted and function as links to other 
documents. You begin by going to a home 
page using the //http:www address. When 
viewing a Web page, clicking on the high- 
lighted text or graphic with a mouse (the 
computer's pointing device) initiates a 
jump to another electronic document, 
which can be located at the same address 
or at another computer anywhere in the 
world. 

The key to exploring all the riches the 
Web has to offer is having a Web browser 
such as Netscape or Mosaic installed on 
your PC. These software programs oper- 
ate in a desktop graphical, or so-called 
windows, environment. You use a mouse 
to move a cursor on the computer screen 



Flower Shop at www.deltanet.com/ 
flowershop and order an "I'm sorry for 
ignoring you. Honey" bouquet. 

The explosive growth of the Internet 
during the past two years is due mainly to 
businesses hosting World Wide Web serv- 
ers. Companies like MCI, Magnavox, 
Toyota and even Godiva Chocolates have 
a Web site where you can find more infor- 
mation about the company and even place 
an order for a product electronically. 

Not to be outdone, Lebanon 'Valley 
now has a Web site (www.lvc.edu), which 
allows anyone around the world to visit 
us "virtually." It displays information 
about the college, such as news and events, 
alumni activities and admission and 
financial aid. It features pictures showing 
aspects of college life here at the Valley. 
To learn more about the excellent chemis- 
try program, for example, a high school 
student in Illinois can explore the 



department's Web pages created by Dr. 
Richard Cornelius. There are even images 
of lab equipment and portraits of the chem- 
istry staff. The admissions office Web 
pages give an overview of the college and 
provide an option to send an e-mail mes- 
sage requesting more information or even 
to apply for admission electronically! 

Faculty at Lebanon Valley are taking 
full advantage of the many resources avail- 
able on the Web. Dr. Noel Hubler of the 
religion department requires his "World 
Religions I" class to access and use Web 
sites on religion. Rather than purchase 
additional printed textbooks for class read- 
ing assignments, students are instructed 
to locate, download or print selections 
from the Enuma Elish and the Qu'ran. 
The Enuma Elish Web site also includes 
examples of cuneiform writing and notes 
and background information on 
Mesopotamia. In an even more ambitious 
attempt to exploit the Internet, Chaplain 
Darrell Woomer is teaching an entire 
course on biomedical ethics this spring 
semester using the Net's resources. 

It is said that we are living in the infor- 
mation age, and it is promised that the 
Information Highway will bring it right 
into our homes. Just as the development 
of the interstate highway system enabled 
families to pack up the kids, throw some 
luggage on the roof rack and hit the roads 
on a family vacation across America, 
you'll soon be able to cruise at warp speed 
on the Infobahn and travel around the 
world from your living room. But why 
wait until then? If you are lucky enough 
to have a computer account at your work- 
place or to an on-line service in your home, 
fire up your PC now and, in the words of 
Captain Picard, "Engage." 



Stan Furmanak is systems and reference 
librarian at Lebanon Valley. His e-mail 
address is furmanak@lvc.edu 



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By Judy Pehrson 



On-line to the Future 

Bishop Library patrons can settie bacl< in comfort 
as they connect to resources around the world. 



In the first two weeks following the January 1996 
opening of the new Vernon and Doris Bishop Library, 
some 2,500 people passed through its portals — more 
than the number that visited the old library in months, 
says library director Robert Paustian. "We built it and 
they came," he states. "And they keep coming back because it 
is such an inviting place." 




(Top) The Rismiller Tower provides a dramatic eiilry to the new bniUliiig. (Above) Faciillv and students can use computers to browse 
the library's collections, and to go beyond its walls to other libraries cmd data bases around the world. 



Spring 1996 15 




"It is very much a human space where one feels comfortable. . . 

uie see views of the campus we never knew existed. 

We see ourselves better and more clearly now." 

— John A. Synodinos, President of Lebanon Valley College 



Indeed, the Bishop Library with its 
abundance of windows and natural light, 
its magnificent atrium, its sweeping natu- 
ral oak staircase and golden oak wood- 
work and its comfortable individual and 
group study areas provides a tremendously 
attractive environment. The building has 
a dynamic feel to it, an architectural flow 
that is inspiring. As you come in the main 
entrance, you pass through a vaulted arch 
that seems to soar; on the east end, a 
natural bay window mirrors the western 
side of the old Carnegie Building. 

"It is very much a human space where 
one feels comfortable," notes President 
John A. Synodinos. "I'm struck by how 
well the architect gave us windows through 
which we might see the rest of the campus 
and that frame views of the campus we 
never knew existed. We see ourselves bet- 
ter and more clearly now." 

The technological aspects of the li- 
brary are less obvious, but equally 
impressive. Hidden under the floors 
are some 10 miles of communications wir- 
ing that enable computers to be connected 
in virtually every area of the library, as 
well as the coaxial cable that permits 
library patrons to view cable TV broad- 
casts. Also unseen is the state-of-the-art, 
integrated on-line library system. Within 
the building, patrons can access this sys- 
tem via computer workstations. Outside 
its walls, faculty can access it from their 
offices, and students from many dormi- 
tory rooms. And off-campus, anyone can 
access it via modem or the Internet. 

The system provides an electronic 
catalog or index to the collection; 
access to on-line resources such as the 
Encyclopaedia Brittanica, dictionaries 
and thesauri; periodical indexes and even 
the full text of articles; quick access to 
remote college library catalogues; and a 
gateway to a plethora of Internet resources. 
This library allows students and faculty to 
go beyond its physical walls to visit the 
so-called "virtual library." 

Computer workstations are scattered 
throughout the building. On the lower level 
in the bibliographic instruction lab, stu- 
dents are taught how to do on-line 





(Above) Light-a metaphor for learning-is 
abundant in the Bishop Library 's spacious 
study areas. And the floor-to-ceiling 
windows frame new views of the campus. 
(Left) A bay window on the east end of the 
building mirrors the western side of the 
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(Clockwise from top left) The Grand 
Atrium provides natural light and comfort. 
Reading newspapers and journals is an 
appealing pastime in the cozy periodicals 
area. The Elaine Frock Conference Room 
in the Rismiller Tower offers a spectacidar 
venue for meetings. 



Spring 1996 17 




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all the group study rooms are occupied. 

The place is just jumping. " 

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microfibn collection are (from left) Beth Salter '96, Heather 
Wilson '97. Harry Hunt '99 arid Denise Steiniger '98. 
(Top left) Meiko Mori '97 finds it efficient and easy to check 
out books, and a new high-tech security system prevents 
theft. (Above) In the bibliographic instruction lab, students 
hone their computer research skills. 




research at 25 of the workstations. A 
media lab on the ground floor offers multi- 
media workstations, which feature audio 
CDs and CD-ROM capability, along with 
integrated video monitors and playback 
units. Group study rooms offer white 
boards on the walls and multiple jacks to 
plug in laptop computers. 

"All along, the idea was to make the 
library a high-tech building, but with the 
technology behind the scenes," says Rob- 
ert Riley, vice president for telecommuni- 
cations. "There are obviously computers 
front and center when you walk in, but 
they don't dominate the building. It's a 
comfortable, warm, bright environment 
that beckons people in. Meanwhile, the 
technology is there if you want to use it." 

Among the library 's many other ameni- 
ties are a sophisticated security system, a 
microfiche and microfilm reading room 
and a special collections area that boasts 
its own climate control system to protect 
valuable and historic materials. 

Upstairs, in the Rismiller Tower, is the 
Elaine Frock Conference Room, which can 
accommodate 20 people. One whole side 
of this lovely room is glass, providing an 
unparalleled view of the campus. Multiple 
outlets for computers are available, as well 
as the capability to show videos. 

"It's a wonderful building," says 
Paustian. "We have so many facilities and 
capabilities that we didn't have before. 
And they're being well-utilized. At any 
given moment, all the group study rooms 
are occupied. The place is just jumping." 

Student reaction has been equally posi- 
tive. "I love to study here," says Heath 
Ocker '99, a physics major. "There are all 
these little cubbyholes you can duck into 
and study by yourself. Or the group study 
rooms are great — you can use the white 
board to work with a fellow student to 
solve problems. You can escape from the 
rest of the world and do your work." 

Kelly Fisher '96, an English commu- 
nications major, took time out from 
researching a paper to observe, "This is 
really an impressive place. It's so much 
more comfortable and functional than the 
old library, and so much more profes- 
sional. W. feels like a real library." 



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A Special Gift 



I M Mhile many people gave 
I /I / generous gifts to make the 
W W $7.5 million Vemon and Doris 
Bishop Library a reality, there is one 
that stands out: 

Lebanon business and community 
leader Vernon Bishop gave the lead 
gift in the memory of his wife, Doris, 
who died two years ago. Bishop says 
he saw the library as an opportunity to 
pay tribute to her: 

"I felt that putting our name on the 
new library would be a way of doing 
something for Doris, " he said. "I owe 
what success I've had to her encour- 
agement. She took good care of me 
and supported me in every way. " 

Bishop also gave funds to establish 
the Vernon and Doris Bishop Distin- 
guished Chair in Chemistry, the 
college 's first fully funded faculty chair. 

According to Lebanon Valley Presi- 
dent John A. Synodinos, "The Bishops 
have been good friends of the college. 
Vernon Bishop has always been ahead 
of his time, a forward-thinking man 
who understands the power of science 
and technology to transform our lives. 
His gift in support of the library and 
the establishment of a chemistry pro- 
fessorship are in keeping with, and 
follow from, that understanding. " 



(Top) Enrico Malvone '98 and Harry Hunt '99 do research in the paper 
indexes section, where students can access hard copies of reference materials, 
such as The Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature. (Bottom) Students pause 
to chat on the grand stairway leading to the upper level. 



Spring 1996 19 



The Human Link Between 
"Tech" and "Teach" 



When faculty blend 
computers and classrooms, 
they aren't looking to 
save time or money. 
Only one thing counts. 



By Judy Pehrson 
Phcttographs by Dennis Crews 



Writing a term paper when Paul 
Baker '79 was at Lebanon Valley 
was an arduous undertaking. 
He had to make many trips to the library, 
search through countless cards in the card 
catalog, peruse entries in Reader's Guide 
to Periodical Literature and other abstracts 
and then try to hunt down the books and 
journals he wanted. 

"I spent a lot of time sitting at dimly lit 
tables with dusty tomes, and running back 
and forth to the stacks to get what I 
needed," he recalls. Sometimes Baker 
would even journey to libraries at larger 
schools to find materials not available at 
Lebanon Valley. Back in his room, he 
would draft and re-draft his paper on his 
trusty upright typewriter. "It was a com- 
pletely manual operation," Baker says. 
"The library files were not on computer, 
and neither was L" 

Andy Sims '96 can't imagine life with- 
out a computer. When he does research 
for a term paper, he sits at the computer in 
his dorm room and — at any hour of the 
day or night — connects to the new Bishop 
Library and scans its collections. He can 
also examine the library collections of 
other colleges and universities. When he 
finds a book or journal article he needs, he 
reserves it simply by sending a message 
to the Bishop interlibrary loan department. 

"I do have to walk over to the library 
and pick up the material, of course," Sims 
states, "but otherwise I can do everything 
else from my room." 

"Everything else" also includes link- 
ing up with the Internet and a myriad of 
people and data bases around the world. 
Sims, a physics and computer science 
major, draws on the unlimited resources 




Music major Karis Humm '98 and her professor, Dr. Scott Eggert, compose music on a 
Yamaha keyboard hoolced up to a Macintosh computer. 



of a "virtual library." For example, he can 
tap into The Dynamic Structure of Space, 
a Web site offering information about the 
Theory of Relativity. He can have "chats" 
with friends and physics students at other 
colleges and with researchers who are 
working on a topic he is interested in. He 
can also get advice and help from his 
professor, via the campus electronic mail 
(e-mail) system — without leaving his room. 
Sophomore Auda Palopoli, an elemen- 
tary education major, also regularly 
browses through the library's collections 




Andy Sims '96 often works late into the 
night on his dorm room computer. 



from her room. "Right now I'm working 
on a paper on inclusion and mainstreaming 
m schools, and I'm using a program called 
FirstSearch to find the different journal 
articles I need. A number of them I can 
pull up right on the screen." 

Like many other students, Palopoli is a 
veteran at e-mail. "I use it a lot," she says. 
"I keep in touch with my friends here and 
off campus, and also with my parents, 
who have an e-mail account at home. It's 
much cheaper than making phone calls." 

Music major Michael Washkevich '98 
discovered sheet music on the Internet that 
could be printed out. "There's a huge 
archive, and everything is free. You just 
point and click and you can print it out — 
anything from New Age stuff from Michael 
Hedges to pop music. It's amazing." 

Anu Vesberg, a junior psychology 
major from Estonia, was able to find a 
newspaper on-line from her native coun- 
try. "I was so excited when I saw it," she 
says. "Now I read it regularly to keep up 
with what is happening at home." 

It's a whole new world, and Lebanon 
Valley students and faculty are positioned 



20 The Valley 



to take advantage of its unlimited possi- 
bilities. The campus is now "wired" with 
some 55,000 feet of fiber optic cable that 
links students, faculty and administrators 
to each other, to the library and to the 
Internet and all that it offers (see page 10). 

Increasingly, professors are integrating 
technology into the curriculum and 
requiring their students to learn about 
and utilize this new treasure trove of 
instant information. 

Philosophy Professor Warren Thomp- 
son requires students taking his course on 
the Holocaust to access a variety of sites 
on the World Wide Web — a collection of 
multi-media resources on the Internet. 
Among them are sites like Yad Vashem 
in Israel and the Simon Wiesenthal Cen- 
ter and the United States Holocaust 
Memorial Museum, Web sites that carry 
images as well as textual information. 

"I use the Web material to supplement 
assigned readings. The students also find 
it useful when doing term papers," 
Thompson notes. "There are a number of 
sites on various aspects of applied and 
philosophical ethics." 

Dr. David Brigham's art students can 
access the Archives of American Art on 
the Internet, and order microfilm of art- 
ists' letters, diaries and sketchbooks. 

"The Internet also contains many sites 
that have visual records, and there are 
CD-ROM disks coming out that contain 
entire museum collections," says Brigham. 
"This is a great teaching tool because the 
disks are set up to allow a viewer to focus 
in on a detail, which our current slide- 
based teaching does not allow." 

Other faculty are also turning to CD- 
ROM technology. Dr. Jim Broussard's his- 
tory survey courses are using the "Great 
American History Machine," a CD-ROM 
program offering census and election in- 
formation on all counties in the United 
States, going back to the 1790 census. 
Using the data provided by the program, 
students can generate maps illustrating 
patterns of immigration, education, eco- 
nomic development, religion and politics. 

Psychology students use CD-ROM pro- 
grams that give visual, factual and statis- 
tical data on a schizophrenic patient and 
on a lobotomy operation. 

Computer technology is also evident 
in the music department. Students com- 
pose music on modified Yamaha electric 
pianos hooked up to Macintosh Power PCs 
in the Mary Gillespie Music Learning Cen- 
ter. And the department's entire admissions/ 
audition effort is being run on Meeting 
Maker scheduling software with a connec- 
tion to each faculty member's computer. 



"For some people , the idea of 

a laboratory that consists 

entirely of computers — with 

no glassware to he found — 

is still something new. " 

— Dr. Richard Cornelius, 
Chair of the Chemistry Department 



"Much of the business of the depart- 
ment is done electronically now," says Dr. 
Mark Mecham, music chair. "Memos, 
notices, communication with each other 
and with students — it's increasingly done 
via computer." This represents a vast im- 
provement, Mecham points out, from when 
he arrived six years ago and found the 
only computer in the department was a 
low-tech Apple He at the secretary's desk. 

Across the quad, in the Garber Science 
Center, Dr. Richard Cornelius, chair of 
chemistry, assigns problems to his stu- 
dents via e-mail and requires that term 
papers be submitted electronically. 

"I also routinely generate different, in- 
dividual homework problems for each stu- 
dent," he states. "And I've created 
spreadsheet files that perform complex 
calculations in response to students' sug- 
gestions, and displayed the results live in 
class for all to see." 

Chemistry's new molecular modeling 
laboratory, which opened last October, 
features a top-of-the-line Silicon Graph- 
ics Workstation, 16 Macintosh computers 



and software for molecular modeling in 
chemistry and biochemistry. 

"For some people, the idea of a labora- 
tory that consists entirely of computers — 
with no glassware to be found — is still 
something new," states Cornelius. "None- 
theless, students will combine the meth- 
ods of quantum mechanics and computer 
graphics to predict most stable conforma- 
tions of molecules, to visualize molecular 




Sophomore Auda Palopoli can use e-mail 
and do research for term papers without 
ever leaving her room. 

Structures, to calculate essential molecu- 
lar parameters and to predict molecular 
spectra." (Layperson's translation: Stu- 
dents are able to create and manipulate 
wonderfully colorful, three-dimensional 
molecules on the screen.) 

Education faculty members are using 
demonstration software in their courses on 
how to teach math and science in elemen- 
tary school and physical geography. 

Dr. Andrew Brovey, assistant profes- 
sor of education, uses computers to incor- 
porate students' ideas into his 
presentations. For example, in his "Foun- 




Philosophy Professor Warren Thompson and Lisa Martin '97 have found many 
data bases offering materials on the Holocaust. 



Spring 1996 21 



dations of Education" course, he polled 
class members on what they thought was 
the starting salary for local teachers. He 
researched newspapers and board of edu- 
cation documents for the actual salary fig- 
ures, then prepared a computer graph to 
demonstrate to students how well their 
thinking matched reality. 

And students in Brovey"s secondary 
education "Practicum and Methods" 
course submitted weekly journal entries 
and engaged in a semester-long written 
dialogue with him via e-mail. 

"The course met just once a week, and 
without e-mail, students would have had to 
wait from seven to 13 days to receive dis- 
cussion feedback on the chronicles of their 
activities and reflections," Brovey says. 

Lest anyone get the erroneous 
impression that everyone at Leba- 
non Valley is closeted in his/her 
room or office, or hidden away at the 
library, let it be said that face-to-face com- 
munication on campus is alive and well. 
"Technology is being used to enhance the 
communication process, not limit it," 
explains President John A. Synodinos. 
"Faculty members remain central to the 
learning process, although they serve a 
wider variety of roles than perhaps they 
did in the past — e.g. teacher, enabler, role 
model, mentor, counselor, leader, adviser, 
director, coach." 

Observes Dr. William McGill, senior 
vice president, "The key phrase to under- 
standing the initiative we are undertaking 
in linking technology and learning is 
'appropriate technology, appropriately 



"The criterion for selecting a 

particular technology must be 

that it enhances intellectual 

discourse, a human 

relationship, not that it saves 

money or time . " 

— Dr. William McGill, Senior 
Vice President, Lebanon Valley College 



used." The core value of education at Leba- 
non Valley is a strong and nurturing fac- 
ulty interacting closely with students. 

"Technologies and the specific uses of 
technology that allow us to enhance that 
interaction are the ones we wish to em- 
phasize," adds McGill. "Those that alien- 
ate and separate, that create barriers 
between faculty and students, we do not 
regard as valuable. The criterion for se- 
lecting a particular technology must be 
that it enhances intellectual discourse, a 
human relationship, not that it saves money 
or time." 

Brovey agrees. "Teaching will never 
be replaced by technology, but I do think 
teaching must take advantage of technol- 
ogy. It is a tool meant to enhance teach- 
ing," he states. 



Technology is also streamlining the 
college's administrative systems. 
For example, in the Registrar's 
Office, "Although we have experienced a 
43 percent increase in the number of stu- 
dents, our staff has not increased and the 
level of service has consistently improved," 
says Karen Best, registrar. 

In addition to on-line registration, 
which gives students instant confirmation 
of course schedules, the office provides 
faculty with instant access to student 
schedules, class rosters and student direc- 
tory information. A program called 
Degree Audit also enables faculty to see 
what academic progress their student 
advisees are making in regard to credits 
earned and major/minor/general education 
requirements. 

In the area of institutional research, a 
system called Colleague allows a much 
faster, and more accurate, retrieval of data 
for surveys, questionnaires and faculty 
inquiry. That data includes the number of 
majors, average grade point averages, 
classroom usage, faculty course load and 
room scheduling. 

Through the college's integrated admin- 
istration system, information flows auto- 
matically from admissions to the student 
system and then to the alumni system, 
eliminating duplicate data entry. In addi- 
tion, such niceties can be accomplished 
as having financial aid show up on the 
students' bills. 

"I think the best thing of all is that the 
technology has allowed us to do away 
with lots of paper," says Best. "We've 
definitely saved a few trees." 



Coming Attraction: Videoconferencing 



The college will add one more ele- 
ment to Its array of high technology 
capabilities with the new video- 
conferencing room under construction 
in the Lynch Memorial Building. 

The $190,000 facility, which will go 
on-line late this spring, will be able to 
originate as well as receive courses 
offered by 25 members of an educa- 
tional consortium to which the college 
belongs. 

The consortium, called CAPE (Cen- 
ter for Agile Pennsylvania Education), 
received a grant from the U.S. Office 
of Housing and Urban Development to 
build videoconferencing facilities at 
each member institution. Consortium 
members include independent colleges 
and universities, community colleges 



and school districts. 

"The idea is to share resources," 
says Lebanon Valley Senior Vice Presi- 
dent William McGill. "For example, per- 
haps we can offer a course on 
chemometrics that other schools may 
be interested in, and we can draw on 
our partner schools for courses in sub- 
ject areas we don't have — for example, 
geology or Chinese. We might also 
arrange to have some meetings of 
classes that are taught on two cam- 
puses to share speakers or to broaden 
discussions on particular issues." 

Videoconferencing offers a consid- 
erable advance over old-style video- 
taped "distance learning" courses. 
"With videoconferencing, you are oper- 
ating in real time via a telephone line 



or lines carrying images projected on a 
large screen," says Andy Greene, direc- 
tor of Media Services. "It is an interac- 
tive technology involving multiple sites. 
The professor is not being viewed on 
tape — he or she is actually lecturing 
and can interact with his/her own class 
and with other classes at other sites. 
Students can 'see' and interact with 
the professor, and the professor can 
see and Interact with them." 

Lebanon Valley's videoconferencing 
room, which will have two 35-inch and 
one 51-inch monitor, will be able to 
accommodate 21 people. It will also 
have equipment to integrate overhead 
slides, graphics and video clips into 
courses and presentations originating 
at the college. r. 



22 The Valley 



NEWS BRIEFS 



Library dedicated 
on Founders Day 

Michele M. Ridge, the First Lady of the 
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, will be 
the keynote speaker for the 1 6th Annual 
Founders Day Convocation on April 16. 
In addition to recognizing the college's 
founders, this year's event features a dedi- 
cation of the new Vernon and Doris Bishop 
Library. Mrs. Ridge, who is an expert in 
the field of library science and literacy, 
will also be honored with the Founders 
Day award. 

Immediately following the ceremony in 
Miller Chapel, guests will recess to the plaza 
in front of the library for the ribbon cutting 
and dedication. The celebration continues 
with tours of the library and a buffet lun- 
cheon under a tent on the academic quad. 
Over 500 people, including members of the 
campus community. Toward 2001 campaign 
contributors and friends of the college, 
were invited to the event. 

Molecular modeling 
lab opens 

The chemistry department unveiled a high- 
tech, $100,000 molecular modeling labo- 
ratory in the Garber Science Center in late 
October. The facility, housed in a former 
stock room, enables undergraduates and 
research students to draw molecules and 
predict their qualities on high-powered 
computers. 

The lab's centerpiece is a $35,000 Sili- 
con Graphics Indigo computer, which can 
generate three-dimensional pictures of the 
rubisco molecules. In plants, these mol- 
ecules use sunlight to transform carbon 
dioxide into sugars used as an energy 
source. In addition to this computer, spe- 
cial software installed on the laboratory's 
10 Power Mac computers will help more 
than 200 students per year to more easily 
bridge the gap between lectures and labs. 

"What you got before was a list of 
numbers you had to wade through to fig- 
ure out what you had," explained Dr. Carl 
Wigal, assistant professor of chemistry. 




A chemistry student creates and manipulates a 3-D image of a molecule in the college's 
new molecular modeling lab. 



"Now the students can actually see the 
answer in graphic form." 

The laboratory was funded by a 
$50,000 grant from the National Science 
Foundation and a $50,000 contribution 
from the college. 



Career days 



Hundreds of Central Pennsylvania high 
school students learned more about 
careers in management, science and math- 
ematics during two career days held on 
campus in October. 

Over 300 students participated in Man- 
agement Career Day. The keynote speaker 
was Katherine Bishop, college trustee and 
president of Lebanon Chemical Corp. 
Special seminars led by area business pro- 
fessionals and Lebanon Valley faculty 
members focused on marketing and sales, 
finance, accounting, banking, human 
resource management, hotel management, 
international business and computer 
applications. 

Another 200 students came to campus 
for Sciences and Mathematics Careers 
Day, featuring a keynote address from Dr. 
Michael Camann, assistant professor of 
biology. Each department discussed ca- 
reer opportunities available in its area and 
presented natural science and mathemat- 
ics demonstrations. 



Day Without Art 

The college was one of many institutions 
across the country that participated in 
A Day Without Art on December 1, a 
nationally recognized day of memorial 
for those who have died of AIDS. 

As a visual reminder of the creativity 
and life lost to the disease, select pieces 
of the art exhibit by ceramicist Toshiko 
Takaezu were shrouded in black cloth, 
and the lights in the Suzanne H. Arnold 
Art Gallery were dimmed. The previous 
evening, members of the college and sur- 
rounding community participated in a 
memorial service for those who have died 




Lights were dimmed and art works 
shrouded during the Day Without Art. 



Spring 1996 23 



of AIDS. The ceremony included a 
candlelight vigil as well as special pre- 
sentations, poems and musical selections. 

A model that works 

Lebanon Valley was one of 10 colleges 
and universities recognized in Models That 
Work: Case Studies in Effective Under- 
graduate Mathematics Programs, a guide- 
book published by the Mathematical 
Association of America. 

One chapter is devoted to a site visit 
conducted at Lebanon Valley in Novem- 
ber 1993. The very positive report lauded 
the department's faculty as individuals 
who "all care very much about their stu- 
dents. They know virtually all upper-divi- 
sion majors by name and can talk at length 
about the strengths and weaknesses of 
each." The report concluded that "the pro- 
gram is very successful because it offers 
the option of a very attractive prospective 
career as an actuary," enhanced by using 
graduates in the profession to help with 
recruiting. The program's faculty "are ex- 
tremely dedicated to their students while 
simultaneously maintaining high stan- 
dards," the book added. 

Other institutions rated include the 
University of Michigan, the University of 
Chicago, Miami University of Ohio and 
Mount Holyoke College. 

Radio PSAs 
highlight family life 

In an unusual move for an institution of 
higher education, Lebanon Valley is sup- 
porting a series of values-oriented "Fam- 
ily Snapshots" on radio to help people 
address difficulties in modem life. 

The 90-second public service announce- 
ments, which are running locally on WITF- 
FM Radio and on some 40 public radio 
stations across the country, include 65 dra- 
matic vignettes that deal with such issues 
as parenting, dating, marriage, divorce, 
money, death and adoption. 



"We're using drama to address in a 
realistic way the issues that modem fami- 
lies face," says President John A. 
Synodinos. "Family matters. It is within 
the family that the character of our soci- 
ety is shaped." 

The Independent Eye, a Philadelphia- 
based theater ensemble known for spot- 
lighting family issues, wrote and produced 
the PSAs. The college helped underwrite 
the spots, along with the National Endow- 
ment for the Arts, the Pennsylvania Coun- 
cil on the Arts, the Connelly Foundation 
and the Phoebe Haas Memorial Trust. 

Graduating class stats 

Some 60 percent of last year's bachelor's 
degree recipients are employed in their 
field of interest, according to a survey 
from the college's Office of Career Plan- 
ning and Placement. In the 1994 survey, 
62.8 percent of bachelor's degree gradu- 
ates were employed in their field. In 1 995, 
21 percent of graduates found employ- 
ment outside of their fields, compared with 
19.1 percent in 1994. And 10 percent of 
1995 bachelor's degree recipients went 
on to pursue graduate study, an increase 
from last year's 8.5 percent. 



Building homes 



Delta Tau Chi, the college's Christian 
service organization, has been lending 
a hand — and a hammer — to Habitat 
for Humanity. Two work outings to 
Harrisburg's historic district were met with 
such enthusiasm that the group has 
decided to sponsor monthly trips to other 
sites in the city. More than 14 students 
have become involved in the projects, 
which include helping Habitat reach its 
goal of completing a new duplex and a 
new handicapped-accessible home, as 
well as totally renovating two other homes 
in Harrisburg. 



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

Field Hockey 

(MAC and NCAA playoffs) 

The Lady Dutchmen once again made ap- 
pearances in the MAC and NCAA playoffs, 
but were two goals shy of reaching the 
national Final Four round for the first time. 

They finished the season 12-7-1 and 
had only one blemish in seven games in 
the MAC Commonwealth League. While 
they reached the MAC Championship 
game with a 2-1 win at Wilkes, they could 
not defeat Messiah in Grantham and suf- 
fered 2-0 loss. 

In the NCAA playoffs, Lebanon Val- 
ley defeated Goucher 1-0, but just missed 
the Final Four in a tough 1-0 loss to 
Wellesley. 

The regular season featured two over- 
time wins against Haverford (2-1) and 
Widener (1-0). The Lady Dutchmen 
began the year with a 1-0 win over Divi- 
sion II Millersville. They hammered 
Albright and Susquehanna with 4-0 scores. 

Senior back Jill Schreiber, a Third 
Team Division III Ail-American, was 
named a MAC First Team Commonwealth 
League All-Star, along with senior 
midfielder Jodi Smith. Schreiber and 
Smith were also chosen for the South 
Atlantic First All-Region Team. 

Junior forward Angie Lewis, sopho- 
more forward Erin Schmid and junior back 
Tammy Demmy were MAC Second Team 
Commonwealth League All-Stars. 

Senior goaltender Angie Haraish, a 
four-year standout, was named to the 
South Atlantic All-Region Second Team. 

Hamish, senior back Gina Hollinger, 
Lewis and senior forward Missy Reiss 
were all named to the MAC Field Hockey 
All-Academic Team. 

Men's Soccer (8-8-1) 

For the first time in the 20-year history of 
the soccer program, Lebanon Valley had 
a non-losing season. The Dutchmen fin- 
ished 8-8-1, the most wins ever posted. 
The eighth victory came in the final game, 
4-3 over Beaver College. 



24 The Valley 



SPORTS 



During the season, Lebanon Valley fin- 
ished 3-3 in the Commonwealth League 
— the best league finish yet — and set sev- 
eral program records: scoring 33 goals, 
giving up only 37 goals and having a 
four-game win streak. Lebanon Valley's 
7-0 win over King's College meant 
another record: most goals scored by a 
Dutchmen team in a game. 

Junior forward Greg Glembocki scored 
eight goals and added six assists for 22 
points for the season — both the highest 
season total for a Dutchman. Glembocki 
was a MAC Second Team All-Star, the 
first Valley soccer player to receive league 
All-Star recognition. 

Next season, Lebanon Valley wel- 
comes back 23 of its 24 players, so the 
future is bright. 

Men's and Women's Cross Country 

The women finished fifth out of 12 teams 
in the 1995 MAC Championships. Sopho- 
more Lisa Frey led the way for the Lady 
Dutchmen, finishing in fourth place with 
a time of 19:44.0. 

Frey had a solid season. She finished 
third at the invitationals held by Baptist 
Bible and Susquehanna, and eighth at the 
invitationals hosted by Millersville and 
Widener. 

Five women earned a spot on the MAC 
Cross Country All-Academic Team: jun- 
ior Jennifer Bachman and sophomores 
Stacey Clever, Jocelyn Norton, Rachel 
Shaak and Jennifer Smith. 

The men's team was a young squad 
with only one senior and one junior among 
its 10 runners. Sophomore Dan Palopoli 
and freshman Glenn Vaughan traded spots 
in leading the team for most of the season. 
Palopoli finished 32nd at the MAC Cham- 
pionships with a time of 30:55.8. Vaughan 
finished 39th at 31:33.1. 

Women's Tennis (3-9, 2-5 MAC) 

In making strides toward having a respect- 
able season, in 1995 the women bested 
Juniata (5-4), Widener (5-4) and Wilkes 
(9-0). Their tough 5-4 losses came against 
Cabrini, Susquehanna and Albright. 
Sophomore Melissa Fritz finished 5-4 




Senior midfielder Jodie Smith was named 
a MAC First Team Commonwealth League 
All-Star and was chosen for the South 
Atlantic First All-Region Team. 

in singles competition and 6-2 in doubles. 
Freshman Misty Piersol finished 6-6 in 
singles competition. 

At the MAC Championships, freshmen 
Karlin Schroeder and Keri Lacy were 1 - 1 
in doubles matches. 

Football (3-7) 

After a slow start, the team was competi- 
tive enough in the second half of the sea- 
son to almost reshape the national playoff 
picture. 

Lebanon Valley defeated Delaware 
Valley 19-7 in the final game of the sea- 
son. But it was the week before that the 
Dutchmen played perhaps their finest 
game of the year, although it was a 13-9 
loss against Lycoming in Williamsport. 

Lycoming scored in the closing min- 
utes then caused a Dutchman turnover as 
Lebanon Valley drove into enemy terri- 
tory for what would have been the game- 
winning score. The Warriors went on to do 
well in the NCAA Division III playoffs. 

Turnovers killed Lebanon Valley's bid 
for a winning season. The Dutchmen threw 
too many interceptions, but countered their 
poor passing with an effective late-season 
running game on the shoulders of fresh- 
man tailback Greg Kohler. Kohler gained 
127 yards in a 27-13 loss against Western 
Maryland. He rushed for 115 yards in the 
Lycoming game, and finished the season 
ripping the Aggies for 165 yards on 28 
carries. Kohler also rushed for two touch- 
downs in that win. 

Senior offensive guard David French 
finished a brilliant four-year career by 
being named a MAC First Team Offense 
All-Star and to the conference All-Aca- 
demic team. 



Senior defensive back Mike Susi was 
named a MAC First Team Defense All- 
Star. Susi set a team record for four inter- 
ceptions in a 17-0 win over Juniata. Susi, 
who played in eight games (an injury side- 
lined him for two games), finished the 
season with eight interceptions. His aver- 
age of one interception per game ranked 
him number one in the nadon in Division 
III in this category. 

Senior defensive end Jim Snelbaker 
was named a MAC Second Team 
Defense All-Star and to the conference 
All-Academic team. Snelbaker had 77 
total tackles, 1 1 sacks, 17 tackles for loss, 
two forced fumbles, three blocks and two 
pass deflections for the season. 

Also named to the MAC All-Academic 
team were senior linebacker Jack Beidler 
and junior defensive back Cory Snook. 

Lebanon Valley's other win, its first of 
the season, was 18-11 at King's College. 

Women's Volleyball (27-13, 4-3 MAC) 

Another 20-plus win season and a 4-3 
record in the MAC Commonwealth made 
this definitely a competitive season. 

Junior outside hitter Natalie Baruka 
was especially outstanding. She set new 
team records for attack attempts in a sea- 
son, attack attempts in a career, kills in a 
season, kills in a career and assist blocks 
in a career. 

Junior setter Becky Slagle set team 
records for service attempts and service 
aces in a season. Slagle was invited to be 
part of the St. Mary's All-Tournament team. 

Baruka was named to four all-tourna- 
ment teams throughout the season and 
was a member of the MAC Common- 
wealth League First All-Star team. She 
was MVP of the tournament hosted by the 
U.S. Coast Guard Academy. 

Lebanon Valley won that tournament 
and another hosted by Haverford. At 
Haverford, the Lady Dutchmen defeated 
New York University, a regionally-ranked 
team all season. On Coast Guard turf, the 
team defeated the Academy's team 
— ranked 14th in the nation at the time — 
to win its second tournament. 



Spring 1996 25 



NEWSMAKERS 



Full-time dean 

Dr. Arthur Ford has been named full- 
time dean of international programs. He 
was formerly associate dean of interna- 
tional programs and served part-time as 
professor of English. The new position 
will include organizing the college's study 
abroad and faculty exchange programs and 
recruiting international students, as well 
as providing guidance for them during 
their years at the college. 

Arboretum director named 

President John A. Synodinos announced 
the appointment of Dr. Susan Verhoek, 

professor of biology, to the position of 
director of the arboretum. As a botanist, 
Verhoek has maintained an intense inter- 
est in the campus plantings, both as teach- 
ing tools and as aesthetic elements. 

She will prepare and maintain data on 
the plantings and consult with campus 
grounds personnel and landscape archi- 
tects. She'll also provide guidance in de- 
veloping the grounds as an educational 
area and in making people more aware of 
the arboretum. And she will promote the 
development of an area for memorial tree 
plantings. 

Verhoek will continue her teaching 
duties as well. 

Distinguished 
Visiting Professor 

Dr. Dale Erskine, professor of biology, 
will become the Distinguished Visiting 
ProfessorofBiology for 1996-97 the U.S. 
Air Force Academy. 

The Academy, with 4,000 men and 
women cadets, offers 25 majors; biology 
is the second largest. 

During his year there, in the fall he will 
teach in the first-year course and in the 
spring he will offer his "Introduction to 
Immunology" class as a special topics 
course. He will also assist the department 
in assessing the biology major to see where 
it can be strengthened, help to develop 
and direct independent study and consult 




Amy Shollenberger 






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Dr. Carl Wigal 



Dr. Barney Raffield Dr. Susan Atkinson 



26 The Valley 



on faculty/cadet research projects. He will 
also serve as an external civilian consult- 
ant and review the content of departmen- 
tal courses, perform limited educational 
research, advise the department's head, 
assist in developing undergraduate 
research and participate in faculty com- 
mittee work. 

AU'USA 

Amy Shollenberger, a January 1996 
graduate who majored in English and phi- 
losophy, was named to the All-USA Col- 
lege Academic Third Team. The contest, 
sponsored by USA Today, salutes the best 
and brightest students in the United States. 
In the February 8 edition, Shollenberger 
was listed among 20 students who were 
selected for the Third Team. In all, 80 
students were named to the First, Second 
and Third teams or received Honorable 
Mention. 

Shollenberger was credited with free- 
ing herself from a cycle of povery as a 
single mother and for being an outstand- 
ing student and campus leader. 

While a student, Shollenberger worked 
in the International Programs Office, 
served as president of the Greenblotter 
Literary Society (1993-95) and as poetry 
coordinator of the Spring Arts Festival 
(1994-95). 

She now works full-time in the Inter- 
national Programs Office and hopes to 
study technical writing in a graduate pro- 
gram beginning this fall. 

Publishes textbook 

Dr. Eugene Brown, professor of political 
science, is co-author of The Contours of 
Power (1996, St. Martin's Press), an in- 
troductory international relations textbook. 
The 600-page book, which presents a new 
theoretical approach to international rela- 
tions, was written with Dr. Donald Snow, 
professor of political science at the Uni- 
versity of Alabama. Their second book. 
Beyond the Water's Edge, an American 
foreign policy text, will be published by 
St. Martin's later this year. The first of the 



three books that the two authors have pub- 
lished over the past three years was Puzzle 
Palaces and Foggy Bottom, which dealt 
with the foreign policy process. 

Brown is spending the year in China as 
the college's exchange professor at the 
University of Nanjing. 

Writers and presenters 

Dr. John Norton, chair of political sci- 
ence and economics, had a letter to the 
editor published in a November issue 
of The New York Times, headlined, 
"Mencken's Heart Belonged to Baltimore 
Paper." In addition, he presented a paper 
titled "Present at a Carnival of Buncombe: 
H.L. Mencken as Anti-Democrat" at the 
Northeast Political Science Association 
meeting in Newark, N.J. 

Scott Richardson '90 and Joseph 
Buehler '89 were presenters at the Penn- 
sylvania Council for Social Studies Con- 
ference in October, where they discussed 
"An Interdisciplinary Approach to Ameri- 
can Culture." In March, the two served as 
presenters at the national meeting of the 
Association for Supervision and Curricu- 
lum Development in New Orleans, where 
they discussed "Interdisciplinary Team- 
ing at the High School Level." Richardson 
(history) and Buehler (English) team-teach 
9th grade at the Milton S. Hershey School 
in Hershey, Pa. 

Dr. James Scott, professor of Ger- 
man, read a paper titled "Post-Traumatic 
Stress Disorder in Sueskind's The Pigeon" 
at the Pennsylvania Foreign Language 
Conference, held at Duquesne University 
in September. In November, he hosted the 
fall meeting of the Central Pennsylvania 
Chapter of the American Association of 
Teachers of German. 

Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson, associate 
professor of English, has written reviews 
for Choice magazine of Dorothy 
Goldman's Women Writers and the Great 
War and David Clark's W. B. Yeats: 
The Winding Stair (1929): Manuscript 
Materials. For the Cyclopedia of World 
Authors (Salem Press), he authored 



entries on Hayden Carruth, Charles Olson 
and W.D. Snodgrass. 

Dr. Susan Verhoek, professor of bi- 
ology, attended sessions on the biology of 
the Texas Gulf Coast, offered by the Uni- 
versity of Texas-Pan American, and did 
field research in the Rio Grande Valley in 
October. She attended the Third New 
Crops Symposium: New Crops, New Tech- 
nologies, sponsored by Purdue University 
in Indianapolis. Verhoek also presented 
a lecture, "Pollination: Which Pollinates 
What and Why We Care" to the 
Muhlenberg Botanical Society at Franklin 
& Marshall College in November. 

Dr. Carl Wigal, assistant professor of 
chemistry, published a paper in the Jour- 
nal of Organic Chemistry titled "Acid- 
Catalyzed Dehydration of Substituted 
Dienediols." The paper was co-authored 
by senior chemistry majors Jason 
McKinley, Jennifer Coyle, Diane Por- 
ter and Dan Lehman. Wigal also pub- 
lished a paper in the Journal of Chemical 
Education titled "Synthesis of a 
Bromohydrin: An Experiment Demon- 
strating Markovnikov Addition." The pa- 
per was co-authored by senior chemistry 
major Diane Porter. 

Dr. Michael Day, chair and professor 
of physics, published a paper with Col. 
William Richar titled "Artillery and the 
Liberal Arts" in the Forward Observer 
(a publication of the U.S. Field Artillery 
Association.) The article focuses on Leba- 
non Valley's special topics course, "Soci- 
ety and Its Weapons." 

Dr. Donald Byrne, professor of reli- 
gion and history, had two of his poems 
selected as finalists in the Third Annual 
Maryland Poetry Review Fiction and 
Poetry Contest. He also had poems 
accepted for publication in Albatross 
(Anabiosis Press) and West Branch 
(Bucknell University.) 

Dr. Robert Bookmiller, assistant pro- 
fessor of political science, co-authored an 
article, "Behind the Headhnes: The Mul- 
tilateral Middle East Talks," with his wife, 
Kirsten Nakjavani Bookmiller. The article 
was published in the January 1996 Cur- 
rent History: A Journal of Contemporary 
World Affairs. 



Spring 1996 27 



Drs. Steven Specht, Deanna Dodson 
and Louis Manza, all assistant professors 
of psychology, presented a variety of 
papers at the 67th Annual Meeting of the 
Eastern Psychological Association in 
Philadelphia in March. Included as 
co-authors of the papers were 10 under- 
graduate psychology majors. The titles and 
authors are as follows: 

'The Role of Contextual Cues in Human 
Taste Contrast" by senior Robert 
Twining, junior William Kesil and Specht. 

"A Normative Study of Visual Neglect 
in Adolescent, College-Aged and Elderly 
Individuals" by junior David Russell, 
Dr. Richard Tushup (adjunct instructor 
of psychology) and Specht. 

"Postural Effect of Strength of Pre- 
ferred Hand Use in Preschool Children" 
by senior Heather Merz and Dodson. 

"Divided Attention and Artificial 
Grammar Learning: Dissociation of 
Implicit and Explicit Thought Processes" 
by Manza, Twining and freshman Amy 
Witmer. 

"Attention Deficit Disorder and 
Implicit Learning: Preserved Cognitive 
Abilities in the Face of Attentional Dys- 
function" by Manza, junior Yvonne 
D'Uva, junior Tracie Gilpin, junior 
Tenneil Daniels and sophomore Amy 
Parsons. 

Grant recipient 

Dr. Carl Wigal, assistant professor of 
chemistry, received a $5,000 grant from 
the Exxon Education Foundation to sup- 
port the development of new methodolo- 
gies for the synthesis of quinone 
derivatives. 

"Quinones are naturally occurring com- 
pounds found in living systems," explained 
Wigal. "Synthetic quinone derivatives are 
used as a medicinal agent such as tetracy- 
cline, a common antibiotic." 

Wigal's recent work, which was pub- 
lished in the Journal of Organic Chemis- 
try, used quinone derivatives to synthesize 
substituted phenols, which are used as 
antioxidants. 



Honored 

Kevin Yeiser, director of grounds and 
athletic facilities, was awarded a certifi- 
cate of appreciation from the Little League 
Baseball Association of Williamsport, Pa. 
The certificate recognized him for his vol- 
unteer service in the reconstruction of the 
Howard J. Lamade Stadium's Little 
League Baseball World Series Field in 
Williamsport. 

Dr. Dale Summers, assistant profes- 
sor of education, was named to the fifth 
edition of Marquis' Who 's Wlio in Ameri- 
can Education. 

Editorial skills 

Dr. Barney Raffield, associate professor 
of management, was selected as an ad hoc 
manuscript referee for the American 
Marketing Association's Summer 1996 
Marketing Educator's Conference, which 
will be held in San Diego. He was also 
chosen as manuscript referee for the sil- 
ver anniversary issue of the Journal of 
Business and Industrial Marketing. 

Judy Pehrson, executive director of 
College Relations, was named newsletter 
editor for the Pennsylvania Council for 
International Education, an organization 
of the state' s colleges and universities that 
fosters cooperation in, and long-term 
growth of, study abroad and exchange 
programs. 

Dr. Susan Atkinson, associate pro- 
fessor of education, was elected to chair 
the Newspaper in Education Special 
Interest Group for the Pennsylvania Coun- 
cil for Social Studies. In addition, she was 
elected by the Harrisburg chapter of Phi 
Delta Kappa International as newsletter 
editor for 1996-97. 

Defends dissertation 

Marianne Goodfellow, lecturer in soci- 
ology, successfully defended her disserta- 
tion, "Resource Capacity and Complexity 
of Rural Environments: Implications for 
Homeless Shelters," at the Penn State 
University in September. 



Sharing the spotlight 

Biology professors Dr. Susan 'Verhoek 
and Dr. Stephen Williams were included 
in an article on shared teaching positions, 
which appeared in the October 30 issue of 
The Scientist. 

Attends inauguration 

Ellen Arnold, director of development, 
represented Lebanon Valley at the inau- 
guration of Dr. William D. Adams, presi- 
dent of Bucknell University. Arnold is a 
1964 graduate of Bucknell. 

Scholarship winner 

Lisa Geschwindt, senior elementary edu- 
cation major, has been awarded the Key- 
stone State Reading Association's 1996 
Scholarship Award. 

Geschwindt was chosen for her aca- 
demic record, her interest and performance 
in the teaching of reading and the other 
language arts and her creative and consis- 
tent promotion of developmental literacy. 

"Lisa is an outstanding spokesperson 
for the college and we wish her continued 
success, especially as she embarks on her 
career as a professional educator," 
remarked Dr. Michael Grella, chair and 
professor of education. "The education 
department faculty, in a special and pub- 
lic way, applaud her consistently exem- 
plary performance as a student and as a 
teacher." 

Changes in Dining Services 

Bryan Burkholder has been named 
director of dining and conference services. 
He replaces John Andrews, who is now 
dining services director with Hallmark 
Management Service at Capital Univer- 
sity in Columbus, Ohio. Burkholder for- 
merly served as food service director at 
Johns Hopkins University, Shepherd Col- 
lege and Northern Kentucky University. 
Crystal Smith, formerly dining ser- 
vices manager, is now catering manager 
for Hallmark. 



28 



The Valley 



ALUMNI NEWS 



High Notes of 
a Music Master 

By Susan Jurgelski 

Penn State University choir director 
and music instructor Anthony 
"Tony" Thomas Leach '73 is as 
upbeat as he is down to earth. 

An accomplished pianist, vocaHst and 
music teacher, he's also the founder and 
director of the university ' s Essence of Joy, 
a choral ensemble specializing in music 
from the African-American tradition. 

Despite all the accolades and ovations 
Leach has enjoyed over his career, his 
feet remain firmly planted on the ground. 
He hasn't lost touch with either his 
roots in the church or in Lebanon Valley 
College. 

It was through church that Leach dis- 
covered music. His father was the pastor 
of a Baptist church in rural Maryland, and 
his mother, a pianist, was the church mu- 
sician. "When I got old enough to take 
piano lessons I was allowed to do that," 
he says. 

"Music is all in the family," adds Leach. 
One of his four brothers is involved in 
church music in Washington, D.C., and in 
the Maryland church where another 
brother serves as pastor. 

Leach, who was a minister of music at 
New Bethel Baptist Church in his home- 
town of Washington, D.C., now serves as 
minister of music at Harrisburg' s St. Paul' s 
Baptist Church. For the past 21 years, he 
has been the director of the Capitol Area 
Music Association in Harrisburg, a choral 
organization that sponsors cultural per- 
formances and offers a scholarship to 
young people interested in music educa- 
tion. His connection to the 90-member 
association began during his sophomore 
year at Lebanon Valley, when he was in- 
volved with the Harrisburg church com- 
munity. 

In college, he nurtured his own love of 
music as well as the talent of other musi- 
cians. 




Anthony "Tony" Thomas Leach '73 wants 
to mentor people coming into the music 
profession. 



As a high-school senior, he had visited 
campus with his parents in January 1969 
during a ferocious snowstorm. He audi- 
tioned on the piano in Engle Hall (the 
original music building, better known as 
"the Conserv"). His goal was to pursue a 
bachelor's degree in music education with 
a performance specialty in piano. 

At first, you might say, he had a case 
of cold feet, and it wasn't from the weather. 

"My initial impression of the campus 
was just that it was far too small for me," he 
recalls. "I'm from D.C. I'm a city person." 

After his audition, when he met up 
with his parents who had been taking the 
campus tour, his mother — his musical 
mentor — informed him that this was where 
he was going to go to college. His parents, 
he adds, "really knew what was happen- 
ing before I did." 



Despite his initial 
reservations. Leach does 
remember being im- 
pressed with the friend- 
liness of students and 
faculty, especially his 
future piano teacher. Dr. 
William Fairlamb, now 
professor emeritus. 

At the Valley, Leach 
participated in student 
government, journalism 
and cheerleading — and, 
of course, music. He 
was a feature writer for 
the college newspaper 
and was one of three 
freshmen on the varsity 
cheerleading squad. And 
he was elected vice 
president and then 
president of the fresh- 
man class. As a sopho- 
more, he was again 
elected class president. 
In his junior year, he was 
a dorm counselor. He 
joined a men's music 
fraternity and became president in his 
senior year. And for all four years, he 
sang in the Concert Choir. 

"My musical memories are very sig- 
nificant," says Leach. "My work with Bill 
Fairlamb in the piano studio was life- 
changing. Some of the repertoires and 
many of the technical things that he shared 
with me and that I attempted to master set 
me up for making music at a very, very 
high level. I framed a lot of my standards 
in musical theater and choral music by 
those experiences I had at Lebanon Val- 
ley." That included producing "Hello, 
Dolly!" in his senior year and accompa- 
nying the choir, under the tutelage of Dr. 
Pierce Getz, now professor emeritus. 

"He always provided the opportunity 
for me to be stretched to the limit, because 
the big deal was that if I knew I couldn't 
play it, he could! So I just made it my 
business to be as prepared as I could, and 
that really set me up for how I do a lot of 
the things that I do right now. Accom- 



Spring 1996 29 



panying is one of my first loves, and I 
accompanied many extremely talented stu- 
dents at Lebanon Valley." 

One of Leach's musical memories is 
somewhat bittersweet. 

During a cross-country concert choir 
tour in his freshman year, he says he 
encountered some racial prejudice. "We 
realized that some of our hosts had a little 
problem with us because they didn't know 
there was a black student in the group." 
However, he adds, he received total 
support from choir tour leaders and 
members. 

"Our last performance was in 
Gettysburg. One of the most moving 
experiences was singing 'Oh, Freedom' 
on the steps of the Gettysburg monument, 
knowing what I had just endured but at 
the same time knowing all of the histori- 
cal significance that Gettysburg stood for 
and continues to stand for." 

After graduation. Leach taught music 
in Harford County, Md., for two years. 
He continued to study piano and purchased 
his first one. Two years later, he joined 
the teaching staff of a high school in 
Mechanicsburg, Pa., and while there, 
looked into the master's degree program 
in piano performance at Penn State. By 
1977, he had enrolled and five years later, 
received his degree after shifting to con- 
ducting. As part of his graduate assistant- 
ship, he accompanied the choir. 

"That opened up all kinds of things in 
my life. It allowed me to be involved with 
an organization that was doing things on a 
national level — they were performing with 
all kinds of symphony orchestras," recalls 
Leach. 

He was also a vocalist with the Penn 
State Singers. During the summer of 1 977, 
he was chosen to be a vocalist for a 
Lancaster-based music group called 
Manna Ministries, which was touring 
the country. Through the group. Leach 



befriended Henry Harrison, a pastor in 
Harlem. Another door opened. 

In 1980, he left Penn State to serve as 
organist at Convent Avenue Baptist 
Church in New York City. "That was an 
exciting time because it was the first time 
I'd left the Central Pennsylvania area to 
live and to do music. And they do things 
in a big way in the Big Apple. 

"Through that, I was introduced to 
many wonderful people, musicians who 
worked on Broadway, professional danc- 
ers and actors — all kinds of people who 
have continued to be an important part of 
my life." 

In 1981, Leach returned to Harrisburg, 
where he was a substitute teacher at the 
Arts Magnet School and also opened a 
music studio. At his mother's urging, he 
decided to go back to full-time teaching, 
and returned to Harford County, where he 
became choral director at Fallston Junior/ 
Senior High School. For the next four 
years, he also commuted to Washington, 
D.C., to pursue his church work. 

From 1983 to 1991, he was minister of 
music and organist at New Bethel Baptist 
in Washington, pastored by Dr. Walter 
Fauntroy, Washington's first non-voting 
delegate to Congress. 

During the 1 980s, Leach appeared as a 
guest artist and accompanist with the 
United Negro College Fund Choir in New 
York City, and in 1989, he was accompa- 
nist for the Howard University Concert 
Choir in Washington. When Leach learned 
in 1986 that his father was dying of pros- 
tate cancer, he felt a need to be closer to 
home. He took a teaching job in Silver 
Spring, Md., where he remained for five 
years. 

In 1991, he returned to Penn State. 
Although he didn't initially plan to earn a 
Ph.D., it was through that pursuit that he 
found a new niche. He served as interim 
director of the choir and the Men's Glee 
Club. In the fall of 1994, he became an 
instructor of music education and director 
of the choir. This August, he will receive 
his Ph.D. in music education. 



In 1991, he also organized Essence of 
Joy, his pride and joy. The group of about 
35 students performs both secular and 
sacred music statewide. 

What about the future? 

"My plan is to stay here until some- 
body or something gets completely on my 
nerves," he jokes. "That's my plan. That's 
as honest as I can be. When I came to 
Penn State, I had no intention of being 
here all this time, but in resigning my 
high school job, F ve made a real commit- 
ment" to educating musicians in an aca- 
demic setting. 

Despite his jump to the university level, 
the State College resident still keeps his 
hand in high-school music by directing 
the gospel choir at Milton S. Hershey 
School in Hershey. "That keeps me 
grounded in practice," he says. "Up here 
in academia, it's easy to just kind of talk 
about theory. 

"My commitment now is to affect the 
people coming into the profession of mu- 
sic. I think where I am is a fabulous plat- 
form because there are some exciting 
things happening in music and in music 
education at Penn State." 

Throughout his noteworthy career. 
Leach never forgot Lebanon Valley. 

"All along the way, even from my first 
job in Aberdeen, if the concert choir from 
Lebanon Valley was coming through, I'd 
host them," says Leach. And he has 
changed his mind about the college he 
once considered "too small." 

"The small college experience was ex- 
cellent," he says. "Even though it's a small 
school, it doesn't have what I like to think 
of as a small-time, small-school, small- 
town mentality. I recommend Lebanon 
Valley to anyone." 

Susan Jurgelski is a staff writer at the 
Lancaster New Era. 



30 The Valley 



CLASS NOTES 



Correction 

The Valley received erroneous information re- 
garding Laura Hornchek '93, and in the last 
issue listed her as deceased. We have ascertained 
that Laura is not deceased, and we regret any 
distress that this incorrect item may have caused. 

Former Faculty/Staff 

Hilda M. Damus, former chair of the Ger- 
man department at LVC, died January 2, 1996. 

Robert M. Wonderling, former executive 
director of development at LVC, died on Decem- 
ber 6, 1995. He was retired from Ketchum, Inc., 
in Pittsburgh, and was the former director of 
admissions at Thiel College in Greenville, Pa. 
Survivors include his wife, Doris Dunlap 
Wonderling; a son, Robert C. Wonderling; and 
daughters Susan L. Alger and Cynthia Raub '74. 

Pre-1930s 

News 

Anna S. Wright '22 celebrated her 95th birth- 
day with a Maine lobster dinner given by her 
daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. F.H. 
Gehman. 

Deaths 

Elta M. Weaver Donohue Herman '15, 
September 20, 1995. 

Raymond Oberholtzer '23, November 20, 
1995. 

Samuel D. Evans '24, October 18, 1995. He 
worked at The Daily News in Lebanon, Pa., from 
1924-1979, serving for many of those years as 
advertising director. 

Ruth C. Harpel '24, June 1993. A native of 
Lebanon, Pa., Ruth was head of the English de- 
partment at Lebanon High School and later was 
state supervisor of English with the Montana State 
Department of Public Instruction. For three years 
she taught English and Latin at the American 
School in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She was also a 
Fulbright scholar in England. 

Verna I. Seitzinger '25, May 10, 1995. She 
had been dean of girls at Wilson High School in 
West Lawn, Pa., and taught Latin, German, French 
and world cultures there from 1928 to 1961. 

Paul A Lebes '26, December 21, 1994. 

Viola Wolf Silvernail '28, December 4, 1995. 
She had been a school teacher in Wayne County, 
Pa. She retired as a billing clerk from the former 
J. Landis Shoe Factory in Palmyra. 

Martin F. Bleichart '29, August 25, 1995. 




YEARBOOKS 



Can you help? 

The Alumni Office is looking for the 
following Lebanon Valley year- 
books to complete Its collection: 



The Bizarre 
1903 
1904 



The Ouittapahitia 

1918 1935 1937 
1931 1936 1956 




1960 
1971 



If you have a copy of one of the 
yearbooks listed above and would 
be willing to donate it to the Alumni 
Programs Office, please call us 
toll-free at 1-800-ALUMLVC. 



1930s 



News 

Christine Kreider '34 was the subject of a 
feature article about retirees who are using com- 
puters, "Cyber Space: Seniors Surf the Net." The 
article appeared in the Lancaster, Pa., Sunday 
Weiv.? on November 5, 1995. A resident of Home- 
stead Village in Lancaster, Christine, 82, has been 
on-line for about a year and a half. She surfs the 
Internet daily and sends e-mail to her grandchil- 
dren. She has been working on the genealogy of 
her family for years and thought it would be a 
good idea to put it on the computer. Her com- 
puter system, recently upgraded, houses files on 
family history, stories from ancestors and even 
the game of solitaire. 

Charlotte Stabley '36 on her 80th birthday, 
in 1994, married Donald Eaton, her first boy- 
friend in high school. They live at Country Mead- 
ows of Leader Heights, a retirement center in 
York, Pa. 

V. Belle Mulhollen Ackley '37 writes that 
she and her husband now live in Scottsdale, Ariz. 
She is a retired high school teacher. 

Deaths 

William Gilbert Spangler '31, August 5, 
1995. William was a research chemist with 
Colgate-Palmolive Co. 

Rev. Dr. Harry E. Zech '33, July 15, 1995. 
Dr. Zech received an honorary degree from LVC 
on June 8, 1958. He was ordained by the Penn- 



sylvania Conference of the Evangelical United 
Brethren Church in 1936 and immediately took 
up his duties as pastor of the Fayetteville, Pa., 
charge in that conference. In 1944, he left to take 
up mission work in Puerto Rico. For the first two 
years, he served as instructor in Bible at the 
Polytechnic Institute, at the time the only 
college-level school operating under the auspices 
of the Evangelical Church in Puerto Rico. After 
he returned to the mainland in 1969, he served as 
pastor to several United Methodist churches in 
Ohio, where he retired in 1980. He is survived by 
his wife, Edna, and three children. Their son was 
killed while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer 
in the Dominican Republic in June 1965. 

Charles E. Bartolet '36, August 23, 1995. 

Eleanor Lynch Hcmperly '37, November 
12, 1995. She was the daughter of the late Dr. 
Clyde A. Lynch, former president of LVC. She 
taught history in the Dauphin County (Pa.) public 
schools. 

Ethel M. Slonaker '38, January 12, 1995. In 
1981, she retired as reference librarian at the 
Virginia State Library in Richmond after 13 years 
of service. 

1940s 

News 

Ralph Lloyd '40 continues to write an out- 
door column for the Butler (Pa.) Eagle. 

Marian Reiff Craighead '41 in November 
1994 became a national honorary member of 
Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI) in Rochester, N.Y. A 
concert organist, she performs both solo and 
organ duets with her husband, David Craighead, 
a retired professor of organ at the Eastman 
School of Music and an SAI national arts associ- 
ate. She regularly accompanies oratorios in the 
Rochester area, most recently "Requiem, Op. 9" 
by Maurice Durfle for the Rochester Oratorio 
Society in spring 1994. 

Rev. Dale Beittel '45 is a retired United Meth- 
odist minister who is serving as interim minister 
of Belpre (Ohio) Congregational Church. He is 
married to Barbara Kolb Beittel '47. They have 
four children. Barbara was named an associate 
professor emerita after retiring from West 
Virginia University at Parkersburg. 

Dr. George Peter Rutt '46 and his wife, D. 
Pauline Keller Rutt '43, have moved to Ormond 
Beach, Fla. George is a retired physician. Their 
daughter is Carol Rutt Jennings '72. 

Frances Workman Weiser '46 and her hus- 
band, Herman J. Weiser Jr. '47, have moved to 
Southlake, Texas, from Cincinnati, where they 
lived for 48 years. 



Spring 1996 31 



Deaths 

Dr. Robert J. Mandle '42, April 5, 1995. 
Robert was a member of the Department of Mi- 
crobiology of Jefferson Medical School in Phila- 
delphia. He was awarded a Fulbright scholarship 
in 1990. He and his wife, Barbara, spent six 
months in Ecuador, where he taught medical my- 
cology and conducted research at Catholic Uni- 
versity in Quito. 

Dr. Glenn P. Schwalm '44, May 26, 1995. 

Dr. Geraldine Huss Testa '45, November 
1995. 

Mary Helen Long Bickel '48, August 15, 
1995. Helen had retired after teaching English in 
the Lehighton (Pa.) Area School District. She 
was the widow of Rev. George W. Bickel '46 
and is survived by a daughter, Jean, and a son. 
Rev. Dr. Kenneth Bickel '74. 

1950s 



News 

Rev. Robert E. Zuver '50 retired on June 
30, 1995, after 36 years as a United Methodist 
minister in the Central Pennsylvania Conference. 

Rev. Martin W. Trestle '51 retired on July 
1, 1995, after 44 years as a United Methodist 
minister. He is continuing in ministry as an 
interim pastor. 

James S. Lewis '53 is assistant director of 
the Louisiana Department of Insurance Receiver- 
ship Office in Baton Rouge. 

Rev. Clarence D. Ulrich '55 retired in June 
1 995 after being a United Methodist pastor for 36 
years. But he is serving as minister for one year 
at the Avon Zion United Methodist Church in 
Lebanon, Pa. 

Dr. James N. Bollinger '56 is employed by 
Alcon Labs in Fort Worth. Texas, as manager of 
research and development. 

Shirley Warfel Knade '56 has served nearly 
20 years in the Susquehanna Health System, Hos- 
pital Management Outpatient Division, in 
Williamspon, Pa. 

Robert J. Nelson '57 retired from the insur- 
ance industry after a career of 36 years. Most 
recently he was a vice president of the Ranger 
Insurance Co. in Houston, Texas. 

Doris Kane Younken '57 has begun her 25th 
year of teaching music in the South Plainfield 
(N.J.) School District. She was recognized as a 
nationally registered music educator by the MENC 
in 1992. 

Deaths 

Ellis S. Diamont '50, September 3, 1995. 
Ellis was a retired chemist from Mobil Oil Co. 
Robert E. Shultz '51, September II, 1995. 
Dr. Carl S. Smith '51, November 17. 1994. 
Thomas E. Davis '55, June 24, 1 995. He was 



Awarded to the reunion class with 

the most money 

contributed to the Annual Fund. 



Tk Ijuittie Cup 

Awarded to the reunion class with 

the greatest percentage of classmates 

participating in Annual Giving. 

This year's competitors are the classes of 
1941 
1951 




To qualify, send in your gift to the 

Annual Fund before June 30 and you, 

too, can be a winner. 

Office of Annual Giving 

Laughlin Hall 

(717) 867-6227 



president of Tom Davis Marketers in New 
Sweden, Maine. 

Benedict C. Salamandra '56, November 5, 
1995. 

Flora R. Blumenthal '59, July 5, 1995. She 
was a music teacher in the Dows Lane School 
in the Irvington (N.Y.) Public Schools. She is 
survived by her husband, Theodore L. 
Blumenthal '57. 

1960s 

News 

Patricia Leader Farnell '60 retired from U.S. 
Army Civil Service in January 1995 after 29 1/2 
years. She is working part-time for the physical 
services division of Morehead State University. 

Constance Chambers Trostle '60 is the ad- 
ministrative secretary for St. Marks Lutheran 
Church in Harrisburg. 

Donald E. Zechman '60 is pastor at St. 
Mark's United Methodist Church in Mt. Joy, Pa. 
He moved to St. Mark's after serving 17 years as 
pastor at Salem United Methodist Church in 
Manheim. He and his wife, Faye, celebrated their 



30th wedding anniversary by taking a 10-day trip 
to the Holy Land in February 1995. 

Harry R. Trout Jr. '61 is president of 
Bicknell and Fuller in the Peabody Industrial 
Park in Peabody, Maine. 

Virginia Templeton Kichline '62 and her 
husband, James, have retired to Vero Beach, Fla., 
on the Indian River. She says the fishing is great 
there. 

Rev. James D. Corbett '63 is pastor at 
St. Paul United Methodist Church in 
Elizabethtown, Pa. 

Adam Diebus '63 is a sales representative 
for Star Enterprise in Moorestown, N.J. 

Donald R. Kaufmann '65 is managing di- 
rector of Red Rose Systems, Inc. in Ephrata, Pa. 
In addition to overseeing Denver and Ephrata 
Telephone Co.'s deregulated subsidiary, he is 
responsible for developing new revenue opportu- 
nities. The telephone company serves more than 
48,000 customers in northern Lancaster County. 

Dr. Frederic J. Marsik '65 is director of 
research and development at Becton Dickinson 
Microbiology Systems in Cockeysville, Md. 

Howard Lake '67 was the subject of a fea- 
ture article in the July/August 1995 Independent 
Business, "Hiring Family and Friends: How to 
Do It Right." Howard is owner of Lake Litho- 
graph Co., Inc. Manassas, Va. 

Alice Alwine '68 is an elementary music 
teacher in Adirondack Central School in 
Boonville, N.Y. 

Dennis A. Brown '68 is an attorney with 
Carpenter Technology Corp. in Reading, Pa. He 
passed the Pennsylvania bar exam in 1994. 

James R. Newcomer '68 has earned an Ed.D. 
in educational leadership from Lehigh Univer- 
sity. His research on special education law won 
the 1995 Lloyd W. Ashby Outstanding Disserta- 
tion Award. Jim is the director of pupil personnel 
services in the Quakertown (Pa.) Community 
School District. 

Richard Simington '68 is director of major 
gifts for The Salvation Army in Syracuse, N.Y. 

David A. Brubaker '69 was awarded an M.A. 
in interdisciplinary consciousness studies at the 
Graduate School for the Study of Human Con- 
sciousness at John F. Kennedy University. David 
is a technical writer in Silicon Valley, Calif. 

Rev. Terry Mills '69 is a clergyman in the 
Evangelical United Methodist Church in 
Pottsville, Pa. 

Joan M. Schmehl '69 is an adjunct professor 
in gerontology at Lehigh Carbon Community 
College in Schnecksville, Pa. 



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Deaths 

Fred A. Poorman '60, October 14, 1995. He 
had been head football coach at Palmyra High 
School since 1993, and during that year was also 
assistant football coach at LVC. Involved in 
coaching for 33 years, he also coached basketball 
and track and field. He also taught high school 
biology, science and world cultures. Before 
becoming coach at Palmyra, he served as head 
football coach at Eastern Lebanon County High 
School in Myerstown, Pa., where he started the 
football program in 1968. 

Richard W. Burkholder '61, June 14, 1995. 
He was science department chairman at Penns 
Grove High School in Upper Penns Neck School 
District, Penns Grove, N.J. He was named "The 
Outstanding Science Teacher" of Southern New 
Jersey in 1972. 

Beverly Edwards Patton '61, July 10, 1995. 

Dr. G. Thomas Balsbaugh '63, October 8, 
1995. He is survived by his wife, Pat Jones 
Balsbaugh '64. 

Joanne Cochran Sakaguchi '67, November 
20, 1995, after a long illness. She is survived by 
her husband, Klyofumi Sakaguchi '67, and three 
sons, Hiko, 23; Tetsuya, 20; and Kengo, 16. In a 
tribute to his wife's memory, Kiyofumi has es- 
tablished an endowed scholarship to help needy 
students from Japan attend LVC. 

1970s 

News 

Ronald E. Landis '70 is a United Methodist 
minister in McAlisterville, Pa. 

Rev. Dr. George Edwin Zelders '70 is the 
conference program council director for the Cen- 
tral Pennsylvania Conference of the United Meth- 
odist Church in Harrisburg. He will be a delegate 
to the General and Jurisdictional Conferences of 
the UMC in 1996 and to the World Methodist 
Council in August 1996. He and his wife, Joan 
M. Zeiders, have three children: Jody, Christine 
and Glenn. 

Paul S. Fisher '71 retired from the U.S. Air 
Force Band after 27 years. Paul is the tennis 
director at Burke Racquet and Swim Club, and 
coaches the boys' and girls' tennis teams at 
Robinson High School in Fairfax, Va. 

Harvey Gregory '71 is completing his 25th 
year with the Valley Central Schools in New 
Paltz, N.Y. His wife, Jessica L. Leonard Gre- 
gory '71, teaches 2nd grade in the same school 
district where he is a principal. 

Linda Ammlung McAlpin '71 teaches pri- 
vate piano lessons to about 30 students, plays 
oboe in the Lansdowne (Pa.) Symphony Orches- 
tra and the Rose Valley Orchestra and is presi- 
dent of the Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter of 
Sigma Alpha Iota. 



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



^^1 Class Reunions 

,,^ Spring Arts Festival 

^ja 15th Annual Golf Tournament 

3) Clambake at Kreiderheim 

X^. Dinner Dance at Lebanon 
W^ Country Club 



Terrence L. Wible '71 in October 1994 be- 
gan a two-year appointment as priest-in-charge 
at All Saints Episcopal Church in Hanover, Pa. 

Dr. Rex A. Herbert '72 is one of the owners 
of Harrisburg Heat, a professional soccer team. 

William M. Jones '72, who has been teach- 
ing aviation at the University of Illinois since his 
retirement from the Marine Corps in 1993, has 
just published two aviation textbooks: The Pilot's 
Outline Guide to Basic Aerodynamics and Sim- 
plified Instrument Flying/Instructing Techniques 
(both by Eastern Dakota Publishers). 

Gail Deveney Pepe '72 is a receptionist/cleri- 
cal support employee for Ken S. Rubin and Co. 
in San Diego. She married Louis Pepe on May 
13, 1995. 

Stephen Spiese '72 played the role of Horace 
Vandergelder in the Actors' Company of Penn- 
sylvania production of "Hello, Dolly!" at the 
newly renovated Fulton Opera House in 
Lancaster, Pa. Richard L. Kline '51 was the 
musical director for the show. 

Bonnie Phillips Guggenheim '73 was se- 
lected as one of two teachers to implement the 
first year of the International Baccalaureate 
Middle Years Program for the Denver Public 
Schools. Starting with 60 6th graders, this pro- 
gram will expand to include the 7th and 8th grades 
in subsequent years. It is designed by the Interna- 
tional Baccalaureate Organization, headquartered 
in Geneva, Switzerland. Bonnie attended the spe- 
cial training institute last summer at Armand Ham- 
mer World College in Arizona. Last spring, she 
also received the Outstanding Teacher Award 
from the Denver Optimist Club. 

F. Obai Kabia '73, an LVC trustee, has 
been named political affairs officer for the 
United Nations. 

Barry J. Rittmann '73 is a pharmacist for 
Rite-Aid in Virginia Beach, Va. 

Rev. Michael I. Alleman '74 is senior pastor 
of Grandview United Methodist Church in 
Lancaster, Pa. 

Cynthia Grubb Condran '74 and her hus- 
band, Lee, received the International Country 
Gospel Music Association's "Contemporary- 
Country Artist of the Year for 1995" award in 
March 1995 in Dallas. 

Rex P. Hildebrand '74 is a classification 
system analyst for the Pennsylvania Department 
of Corrections in Camp Hill. He and his wife, 
Dorothy, have two children: Erin and Ryan. 

Howard Knudson '74 and his wife, Jean M. 
Holbrook Knudson '75, have three children: 
Tamara, Benjamin and Stephanie. Howard is 



self-employed in Bedford, Texas, while Jean 
works for Century 21 Real Estate. 

William H. Phifer '74 is the site manager for 
the Electronic Data Systems account at CIGNA 
Insurance Corp. in Voorhees, N.J. His responsi- 
bilities include management of software engi- 
neering process improvement. 

Kendrick L. Albert '75 is an accountant for 
Messiah Village in Mechanicsburg, Pa. He and 
his wife, Mary Ann, have two children: Gregory 
and Caroline. 

Frank W. Kushler '75 is product line man- 
ager for the Royal Insurance Co. in Charlotte, 
N.C. He and his wife, Kathleen, have two chil- 
dren: Michael and Kristen. 

John M. Cullather '76 is the Democratic 
staff director of the Congressional Coast Guard 
and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee. Dur- 
ing thel02nd and 103rd Congresses, John worked 
on Coast Guard and commercial shipping legis- 
lation for the Merchant Marine and Fisheries Com- 
mittee. For the 101st Congress, he served as staff 
director of the Public Buildings and Grounds 
Subcommittee of the Public Works and Trans- 
portation Committee. He began his career in the 
House as legislative assistant to Rep. Glenn 
Anderson of California, who later chaired the 
Public Works and Transportation Committee. 

Dr. Charlotte A. Mackenson-Dean '76 was 
named senior account executive for Directions 
Research, Inc. in Cincinnati. Charlotte's primary 
responsibilities include developing partnered 
relationships with medical supply companies, 
pharmaceutical firms and health care providers. 

Donald L. Borger '77 is a chiropractor in 
Schuylkill Haven, Pa. He and his wife, Rae Ann, 
have two children: Amy Nicole and Craig Luther. 

Thomas Hassinger '77 is a manager of cor- 
porate analytical chemistry at G. Heileman Brew- 
ing Co. in La Crosse, Wis. 

James Veglia '77 and his wife, Lorna H. 
Heltebridle '78, are both music teachers in the 
Hazelton Area (Pa.) School District. They have a 
daughter, Laura, 5. 

Ronald R. Afflebach '78 is a human re- 
sources manager in the Photographic Products 
Division at Fuji Photo Film, Inc., in Greenwood, 
S.C. Ronald was recently elected to the Board of 
Trustees of the Lander Foundation at Lander Uni- 
versity in Greenwood. 

Michael Helman '78 recently won the North- 
ern Virginia Chapter American Guild of Organ- 
ists hymn writing competition. His hymn, "God 
of the Universal Song," led by recitalist John 
Walker, premiered at a hymn festival on Septem- 
ber 1 1, 1995, at the St. Thomas More Cathedral 
in Arlington, Va. 

Stephan S. Kreiser '79 has received an 
M.B.A. in organizational management from Syra- 
cuse University. 



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1980s 



News 

Linda Neiman Himeback '80 is a share- 
holder in Herbein & Co., Inc., a regional ac- 
counting firm headquartered in Reading, Pa. She 
coordinates and supervises accounting and audit- 
ing services for all government and non-profit 
clients. 

Susan A. Gunn '81 married David L. 
McGuire on April 22, 1995. Susan is a technical 
writer for FileTek, Inc. in Rockville, Md. David 
is a senior engineer for Dynamic Systems, Inc. in 
Alexandria, Va. The McGuires reside in 
Annandale, Va. 

Dr. Chris E. Shoop '8 1 is employed by Gen- 
eral Electric Plastics in Parkersburg, W.Va. 

Jill Shaffer Swanson '81 and her husband, 
Paul D. Swanson, welcomed a second daughter, 
Aubrey Marie, on September 11, 1995. 

Elizabeth Anne Meyer-Myers '82 is the 
keyboard education coordinator for Marty's 
Music Store in Lebanon, Pa. She and her hus- 
band, Stephen Paul Myers, have two children: 
Adam and Rebecca. 

Andrea Crudo Stark '82 and her husband, 
Albert Stark, welcomed a daughter, Lauren Eliza- 
beth, on August 25, 1995. They also have a son, 
Benjamin, 3. 

Kristine Schenk Visher '82 is the director of 
financial accounting for the Chicago Community 
Trust. 

Laurie Cook Benner '83 is an elementary 
principal in the Selinsgrove (Pa.) School District. 
She and her husband, Bryon, welcomed a son, 
Thadeus, on April 28, 1995. 

Susan E. Smith Clark '83 is a 2nd-grade 
teacher with the Chestnut Ridge School District 
in New Paris. Pa. Last spring she coached the 
varsity Softball team to a District V champion- 
ship and an 18-4 record. On November 25, 1994, 
Susan married Rodney Clark. 

Richard Martorano '83 is a sales manager 
for Richards-Wilcox in Aurora, 111. 

David Meyer '83 teaches chemistry and phys- 
ics in the Lower Merion (Pa.) School District. 

Catherine S. Bushyager Robinson '83 is a 
registered nurse at Southeast Baptist Hospital in 
San Antonio, Texas. She and her husband have 
three children: Isaiah. Taylor and Kendra. 
Catherine hopes to pursue a master's degree in 
nursing and psychology in early 1996. 

Dale R. Groome '84 is an information sys- 
tems specialist for the Canton Agency in 
Timonium, Md. Dale and his wife, Vicki L. Frey 
Groome '84, live in Felton, Pa., with their daugh- 
ter. Kelsey, 4 1/2. 

Judy Sargeant Williams '84 is a Ist-grade 
teacher for the Great Meadows Regional School 
District in Great Meadows, N.J. She and her hus- 



band, Glenn, an attorney at Courter, Robert, 
Laufer and Cohen in Hackettstown, have two 
children: Wade L. and Amanda Jean. 

Alison Verrier Meyer '85 teaches 3rd grade 
at the Gladwyne Elementary School in Lower 
Merion, Pa. She and her husband. David Meyer 
'83, have two sons: Alexander and Daniel. 

Janette A. Lasher Nee '85 is senior associ- 
ate quality assurance scientist at Bayer 
ConsumerCare in Myerslown, Pa. She and her 
husband, Mark Nee, have two children: Kimbre 
and Andrew. 

Linda J. Steckhaus Diamanti '86 is a senior 
pension administrator with Pension Consulting 
Services, Inc. in Pennsauken, N.J. She and her 
husband, John M. Diamanti, have two children: 
Jacob Michael and Elisa Marie. 

Dianna Carr Joseph '86 is an occuptional 
therapist for the Voorhees (N.J.) Pediatric Facil- 
ity. She received her B.S. in occupational therapy 
in 1988 and an M.S. in school age pediatric occu- 
pational therapy in 1992 from Thomas Jefferson 
University. She married Christopher Joseph in 
September 1994. He works for Memorial Health 
Alliance as a pediatric physical therapist. 

Jehnna-Claire Metz '86 is pursuing a 
master's degree in industrial, organizational and 
human relations psychology. 

Rev. Tracy Wenger Sadd '86 has been 
named to the five-person Redesign Steering 
Committee of the Church of the Brethren 
General Board, the church's program arm. 

Julie Farris Valentine '86 and her husband, 
Kevin J. Valentine, welcomed a daughter, Bethany 
Ellen, on May 21, 1995. 

Dr. Maria C. DeMario '87 is a family 
physician for Prime Health Associates in 
Broomall, Pa. 

Gilbert C. Eng '87 is account manager for 
Electronic Data Systems. Mid Atlantic Region, 
in Herndon. Va. He married Kimberiy Rothweiler 
on May 20, 1995, in Pompton Lakes. N.J. 

David A. Filbert '87 is in the third year of 
a Ph.D. program in political science at 
SUNY-Albany. Last year he was a graduate 
assistant with the university's Center for Tech- 
nology in Government, which was named by 
Harvard University's Kennedy School of Gov- 
ernment and the Ford Foundation as one of the 
nation's top 15 "Innovations in American Gov- 
ernment." This year he holds a teaching assis- 
tantship with the political science department. 

Greg Hessinger '87 is an attorney for 
Westinghouse Broadcasting in New York. 

K. Scott Kirk '87 graduated from Princeton 
Theological Seminary in May 1995. He is the 
associate pastor of Pilgrim Church of the United 
Church of Christ in Toledo. Ohio. Scott was 
ordained in his home church in Oley, Pa., on 
October 15, 1995. 



Herbert A. Kriegh '87 and his wife, Jean 
Krieg Kriegh '84, welcomed a son, Herbert A. 
Kriegh, Jr., on October 10, 1995. They also have 
a daughter, Carolyn. 

Dr. Laura E. Pence '87 is an assistant pro- 
fessor of chemistry at the University of Hartford 
in West Hartford. Conn. 

Ingrid B. Petersen '87 is in her second year 
of teaching at Gibsonton Elementary School in 
Hillsborough County, Fla. She is also working on 
EMH certification at the University of South 
Florida. 

Dr. Michael J. Reihart '87 is a third-year 
emergency medicine resident at Albert Einstein 
Medical Center, a level 1 trauma center in Phila- 
delphia. His training included a month of trauma 
surgery at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Bethlehem, 
Pa., during which time he flew with Medevac 
I, an aeromedical helicopter serving eastern Penn- 
sylvania. 

Ralph R. Ristcnbatt III '87 is a forensic 
scientist in the department of biology. Office of 
Chief Medical Examiner. New York College. He 
is enrolled in the Ph.D. program in criminal 
justice with a concentration in forensic science 
at the Graduate Center, City University of 
New York, He married Jennifer Tanco on Janu- 
ary 14, 1995. 

Catherine Waltermyer Boyanowski '88 and 
her husband, Mark Boyanowski, have a son, Ben- 
jamin James, born on February 15, 1994. 

Kimberiy Burd '88 received master's 
degrees in college student personnel in May 1994 
and in industrial/organizational psychology in 
May 1995 from Bowling Green State University. 
Kim is an instructor and student development 
representative at Owens Community College in 
Toledo, Ohio. 

Deborah L. Fike '88 returned to LVC to 
acquire a second undergraduate degree in elemen- 
tary education in May 1 995. She is a 4th-grade teacher 
in the West Shore School District in Etters, Pa. 

David Robert Gedleski '88 is a retirement 
administrator for First Union National Bank in 
Charlotte, N.C. He and his wife, Rebecca Annette 
Werner Gedleski '88, have three children: 
Hannah, Nathaniel and Christelle. 

Susan E. Aksar Iscil '88 is an appointment 
clerk at Kai.ser Permanente in Manassas, Va., and 
also a teacher of English as a Second Language. 

Patrick Miorin '88 is an accountant for 
Smoker, Smith and Associates in Hershey. Pa. 

Patricia A. Roeske '88 has been promoted 
to agricultural credit administration officer at 
Lebanon Valley National Bank in Lebanon, Pa. 

David D. Andrews '89 and his wife, M. 
Angela Andrews, welcomed a daughter, Amalie 
L. Andrews, on July 30, 1995. David is a piano 
tuner/technician for Gist Pianos in Louisville, Ky. 



34 The Valley 



Martha E. Bordic '89 has moved to the 
Reading, Pa., area after a period of employment 
by the U.S. Army in Naticl<, Maine. 

A. Keith Dils '89 is athletic coach/teaching 
assistant at West Virginia University in 
Morgantown, where he is completing require- 
ments for a doctor of education degree. 

Doreen Ann Simmons '89 and Jason Patrick 
Kepple were married on December 30, 1995. 
Doreen is working in sales for Alumax Home 
Products in Lancaster, Pa. 

Suzann Yingst '89 works for the Pennsylva- 
nia State Treasury Department in Harrisburg. 

1990s 

News 

Toni Salam Butz '90 and Stephen Butz '90 

welcomed their first child, Daniel Stephen, on 
September 5, 1995. Stephen is a school social 
worker for Bucks County (Pa.) Intermediate Unit 
and Toni is an English teacher at North Penn 
High School in Lansdale. 

Edward A. Dema, Jr. '90 is a chemist for 
Becton Dickinson Microbiology Systems in 
Cockeysville, Md. He and his wife, Susan Dema, 
have two children: Edward III and Krysten. 

Marliese Miller Filbert '90, an English and 
reading teacher at the Thomas O. Hopkins Middle 
School in Burlington Township, N.J., is also the 
head coach of the Burlington Township High 
School girls' basketball team. Last year, she 
coached her team to its first divisional champion- 
ship in 14 years. Marliese traveled to Belgium 
last summer to coach a New Jersey All-Star 
team in the American-European Basketball 
Tournament. 

Suzanne Bolinsky Fortna '90 and her hus- 
band. Dr. Carl H. Fortna '91, welcomed a daugh- 
ter, Sarah Nicole, on May 15, 1995. Carl was 
awarded a D.V.M. degree from Cornell Univer- 
sity of Veterinary Medicine in May 1995. He is a 
small animal veterinarian at the Oley Valley (Pa.) 
Animal Clinic. They reside in Reading. 

Dee Capece Hertzog '90 and Rory C. 
Hertzog '90 welcomed their first child, Ryan 
Carl, on March 19, 1995. 

Jeffrey Osborne '90 is a math teacher and 
head football coach at Central Columbia School 
District in Bloomsburg, Pa. 

Dr. Amy Lynn Paszkawski '90 is a veteri- 
narian in a partnership at the Foley (Ala.) Veteri- 
nary Hospital. 

Christine Patanow '90 received a master's 
of pharmacology at the Milton S. Hershey Medi- 
cal Center School of Medicine, where she is now 
employed. 

Melanie Fleek Sherman '90 was awarded a 
Ph.D. in immunology from Emory University 
in Atlanta. She is a postdoctoral fellow in the 
pathology department at Emory. 



Are you a numbers person? 

If you graduated with a mathemat- 
ics, computer science or actuarial 
science major and are worl<ing in 
a math-related career, the Leba- 
non Valley Math Club would like 
to talk with you. We 're interested 
in learning about various careers 
in the math field. Please contact 
Sandy Bam brick at (717) 867- 
6865 for more information. 



Daryl M. Stump '90 is a personnel sergeant 
in the Army, stationed at Fort Richardson, Ark. 

Cynthia Watson '90 and Jared Cowbum were 
married on June 24, 1995. In May 1995, Cynthia 
was awarded a master's degree in counseling 
education from Alfred University. She is a 
3rd-grade teacher with the Northern Potter School 
District in Ulysses, Pa. 

Anne Wolf Wirth '90 and her husband, 
Edward F. Wirth '90, welcomed a daughter, 
Margaret Elizabeth, on October 3, 1995. The fam- 
ily resides in Charleston, S.C. 

Dr. Eyako Wurapa '90 is a physician in 
internal medicine at Walter Reed Army Medical 
Center in Silver Spring, Md. 

Katherine Henry Betz '91 is assistant to the 
director at Columbia Press in New York City. 
She and her husband, Jef Betz '91, moved to 
Brooklyn in July 1995. Jef received an M.F.A. in 
acting from the University of North Carolina 
in Chapel Hill, and joined the Actors' Equity 
Association. He performed in a New York City 
production of All's Well Thar Ends Well. 

Dawn DiDonato '91 is the admissions coor- 
dinator for Coram Healthcare in Malvern, Pa. 

Tammy Knerr Ficca '91, an English teacher 
in the Elizabethtown (Pa.) Area School District, 
was awarded an M.A. in English education from 
Millersville University in August 1994. Tammy 
married Christopher Ficca '91 on June 4, 1994. 

Jennifer Leitao Howard '91 is a 6th-grade 
teacher in the Accomack County (Va.) School 
District. 

Tamera L. Jones '91 is a system consultant 
for Capital Blue Cross in Harrisburg, Pa. 

Debra Reagle Lichtenwalner '91 is teach- 
ing elementary general music in the Elizabethtown 
(Pa.) Area School District. Her husband, Michael 
Lichtenwalner '91, is an audio-visual and com- 
puter technician in the Manheim Township School 
District. 

Joseph F. Rilatt '91 is a commercial real 
estate loan officer for Fulton Bank in Harrisburg. 

David Sandler '91 is a chiropractor at 
Gallagher Chiropractic in Hamtramck, Mich. 

Michael J. Slechta '91 is teaching orchestra, 
chorus, band and classroom music at Wickersham 
Elementary School in the Lancaster (Pa.) School 
District. His wife, Dina H. Litzenberger Slechta 
'91, is giving private cello lessons through LVC's 
Community Music Institute and her home studio. 
Michael and Dina perform with local orchestras. 
Their son, Theodore Charles, was born on 
December 5, 1994. 



Brian D. Wassell '91 is a CPA for Trout, 
Ebersole and Groff in Lancaster, Pa. He is 
enrolled in the master's degree in taxation pro- 
gram at Temple University. 

Robert White '91 is the coordinator for the 
Lebanon After-School Program at Philhaven 
Hospital in Mt. Gretna, Pa. He married Rebecca 
F. Yoder on November 1 1, 1995. 

Stephanie Schumaker Zdanavage '91, a 
health actuarial consultant with KPMG Peat 
Marwick in New Hope, Pa., has earned the desig- 
nation of Associate of the Society of Actuaries. 

Mary Beth Ziegenfuss '91 married Richard 
William Baringer on November 25, 1994, at St. 
Paul's United Church of Christ in Sellersville, 
Pa. Mary Beth is dementia care manager at Pine 
Run Health Center in Doylestown. 

Michelle Brailsford '92 married Andrew 
Ambrose in Baltimore on October 14, 1995. They 
reside in Chicago, where Michelle is pursuing a 
doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the Illi- 
nois School of Professional Psychology. 

Kristen Lee Boeshore '92 and Dale Edward 
Long were married on October 14, 1995, in the 
Annville United Methodist Church. Kristen is 
pursuing a doctorate in neuroscience at Case 
Western Reserve University. 

Holly Hendrix '92 is a vocal music teacher 
for the Charles County Board of Education in 
Waldorf, Md. 

Gregory A. High '92 is executive assistant 
to the president of High Industries, Inc. in 
Lancaster, Pa. He is responsible for assisting the 
president in the development and planning of 
corporate policy, goals and objectives; providing 
leadership and coordination for strategic plan- 
ning; increasing linkages with governmental and 
community organizations; and providing leader- 
ship to the internal and external communication 
program. 

Jodi L. McNeal Johnston '92 is an accoun- 
tant for RMD, Inc. in Louisville, Ky. 

Pamela Mcrther '92 and James J. Ruddy 
III '91 were married on June 24, 1995. Pamela is 
a 3rd-grade teacher at St. Mary's School in 
Hyattsville, Md. Jim is an assistant manager and 
educational representative for Musical Arts in 
Northern Virginia. He is also second bassoonist 
for the Washington, D.C., Symphony Orchestra. 
They live in Vienna, Va. 

Tawni Niklaus '92 married Mark Thomas on 
November 6, 1993. She is a general vocal music 
teacher at the Fogelsville (Pa.) Elementary School 
and choir director at Bethel Memorial Baptist 
Church in Easton. 

Joanne Grajewski Osborne '92 teaches 
English at the Hanover Area School District in 
Wilkes-Barre, Pa. She is also head field hockey 
coach at Northwest Area High School. 



Spring 1996 35 



Denise Kulp Rathman '92 is a biology 
teacher for the Reading (Pa.) School District. 

Paula Ritter *92 and Joe Shermeyer '92 
were married on June 10, 1995. Paula teaches at 
Holy Name of Jesus School in Harrisburg and 
Joe is a teacher at Immaculate Conception School 
in Hanover. 

Stacey A. Straub '92 and John Wargins '91 
were married on September 2, 1995. John is a 
sales representative for the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. 
Stacey is a 5th grade teacher in the Northern 
Lebanon School District in Jonestown, Pa. 

Robyn E. Ulmer '92 is a physics/math teacher 
at Eastside Catholic High School in Bellvue, 
Wash. 

Sandy Baranowski '93 and Jon J. McCracken 
were married on October 14, 1995. Sandy is a 
kindergarten teacher and assistant director at the 
Discovery School in Camp Hill, Pa. 

Charles W. Bloss IV '93 is an actuarial 
consultant with William M. Mercer in Stamford, 
Conn. 

Cory A. Boltz '93 is band director at James 
M. Bennett High School in Salisbury. Md. 

Wendy M. Burkert '93 graduated from 
Winthrop University in May 1995 with a M.Ed. 
in counseling and development. She is family 
services coordinator for the pre-kindergarten 
program in three childcare network facilities in 
Savannah, Ga. 

Steven Carpenter '93 and Jennifer Mellott 
'95 were married on June 24, 1995. LVC was 
well represented in their wedding party by Roy 
Williams '92, Timothy Butz '93, Sandy 
Baranowski '93, Helen Major '93, Jennifer 
Bragunier '93, Ronda Weller '94, Wembi 
Dimandja '93 and Ann Cawley '92. Steve is 
manager of Radio Shack in Thornedale, Pa. 
Jennifer teaches at a Montessori school in 
Lancaster, Pa. 

Jennifer Carter '93 is an 8th-grade math 
teacher in the Hanover (Pa.) Middle School. 

Scott M. Davis '93 is employed as a Pennsyl- 
vania state trooper stationed at Lykens. 

Susan Hlbba DelFalcis '93 is the office man- 
ager for Steven Benson, D.D.S., in Houston. 

Lori Ann Folk '93 is a doctoral candidate at 
the Virginia Consortium for Professional 
Psycholgy in Virginia Beach. 

Stephen M. Hand '93 completed an MS. in 
human resource management and industrial rela- 
tions in May 1995 at Widener University in 
Chester, Pa., where he is also a coach for the 
men's varsity soccer team. Stephen is employed 
by HR Soft, Inc. in Morristown, N.J., as Middle 
Atlantic regional director. 

Caria Savering Hartman '93 and her hus- 
band, Corey J. Hartman, welcomed a second 
daughter, Hailey Nichole, on November 7. 1995. 
Their other daughter is Alyson Leigh. Carla is 



working as a radiologic technologist at the Milton 
S. Hershey Medical Center. 

Stacy R. Hollenshead '93 is a mental health 
professional for Keystone Service Systems, Inc. 
in Harrisburg, working in a group home for chroni- 
cally mentally ill adults. 

Theodore A. Jones '93 is an actuary for 
Chubb Insurance Co. in Warren, N.J. 

Kristina J. Laakko '93 is social services 
coordinator at the Ingleside Retirement Commu- 
nity. Inc. in Wilmington, Del. She married 
Darren Stroh on October 28, 1995. 

Kelly Connelly Lyons '93 is a graphic 
designer for USA Direct in York, Pa. 

Brian E. McCabe '93 is employed by World 
Class Leather Co., Inc. in New York City. 

Helen Major '93 is the early intervention 
service coordinator for the Chester County 
Department of Mental Health/Mental Retarda- 
tion in West Chester, Pa. 

Jeffrey Martin '93 is a manager at the 
Bird-in-Hand Deli Bakery in Lancaster, Pa. 

Lorl M. Moyer '93 is a music teacher for 
North Schuylkill School District in Ashland, Pa. 

Jan M. Ogurack '93 is a 1 st-grade teacher at 
Jackson Elementary school in Myerstown, Pa. 

Jeffrey F. Peter '93 is an engineer for 
St. Ange Co. in York, Pa. 

Cristal Renzo '93 was awarded the E. Riley 
Holman Memorial Endowment Grant for Cre- 
ativity at West Chester University in October 
1995. Cristal is pursuing an M.A. in English/ 
creative writing. 

Heather Lynn Rimmer '93 married Mat- 
thew D. Thomas on June 10, 1995. Heather is a 
social worker for the Marietta (Ohio) Convales- 
cent Center. 

Andrea M. Shaffer '93 and Scott A. Moody 
'93 were married on October 7, 1995, in the Holy 
Trinity Lutheran Church in Lebanon, Pa. Andrea 
is a caseworker with Dauphin County Social Ser- 
vices for Children and Youth in Harrisburg. Scott 
is an actuarial assistant with Conrad M. Siegel, 
Inc. in Harrisburg. 

Ryan H. Tweedie '93 is employed by HR 
Soft, Inc. in Mooristown, N.J., as the Eastern 
Region director of management information 
systems. 

Melinda Waschinski '93 is inter-library loan 
circulation assistant at Widener School of Law in 
Wilmington, Del. She married Ken W. Kleppinger 
on Augu.st 6, 1995, at the Harry Packer mansion 
in Jim Thorpe, Pa. 

Christine M. Berry '94 and David Gartner 
'94 were married in Miller Chapel at LVC on 
August 13, 1995. Christy is an 8th-grade teacher 
in the Penn Manor School District in Pequea, Pa. 

Rebecca M. Blessing '94 was married to Chad 
G. Smith on September 23, 1995, in Red Lion, Pa. 



Susan E. Bugash '94 married David 
Fromholt '94 on June 10, 1995. Susan has been 
employed at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Cen- 
ter since November 1994 as a junior research 
technician. David teaches biology at the Central 
York (Pa.) High School. 

Christopher L. Chandler '94 teaches at 
the Kids Peace William Penn School in Allen- 
town, Pa. 

Cathy E. Connors '94 is a trust services 
representative for Pennsylvania National Bank 
in Harrisburg. 

Elizabeth Earp '94 and Brad Kreider were 
married on October 28, 1995, in Salem Lutheran 
Church in Lebanon, Pa. She teaches 3rd grade in 
the Eastern Lebanon County School District in 
Myerstown. 

Melissa A. Fleegal '94 is a research techni- 
cian in the Anesthesia Department at the Milton 
S. Hershey Medical Center. 

Denita J. Foreman '94 has joined Westra 
Construction in Harrisburg as branch controller. 

Amy Fuelleborn '94 and Bradley D. New- 
comer '94 were married on July 15, 1995, in the 
Quakertown (Pa.) United Methodist Church. Amy 
is a biology and general science teacher in the 
Upper Darby School District. Brad is in his sec- 
ond year at Widener University School of Law in 
Wilmington, Del. 

Rania Gaitanis '94 teaches lOth-grade biol- 
ogy in Hempfield High School in Lancaster, Pa. 

William L. Groves '94 is a marketing 
systems analyst for Hershey Pasta Group in 
Hershey, Pa. 

Beth Ann Hoffman '94 and Scott Hartman 
were married on June 17, 1995, in St. Gertrude's 
Catholic Church in Lebanon, Pa. Beth Ann is a 
substitute teacher for local school districts. 

Jennifer Reeder '94 is a 6th and 7th grade 
reading and language arts teacher in the Bedford 
(Pa.) Area School District. 

Teresa M. Scianna '94 married Michael L. 
Hardy on July 8, 1995, in the Holy Rosary Ro- 
man Catholic Church in Reading, Pa. She is em- 
ployed by Berks County Children and Youth 
Services in Reading. 

Tina M. Seitz '94 is a waitress at the Hotel 
Hershey. 

Christine Siple-Musil '94 is a credit analyst 
for Sears, Roebuck National Accounting Autho- 
rization Center in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. 

Sheri Lynn Smith '94 is a junior research 
technician at the Milton S. Hershey Medical 
Center's Department of Anesthesia and Neuro- 
science. 

Peter A. Stavenick '94 is the copy editor 
for an electronics trade publication. Microwaves 
+ RF. 

Kathy Wolfe '94 is an actuarial assistant 
for Providian Life and Health Insurance Co. in 
Valley Forge, Pa. 



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Bethany A. Yohe '94 is a 3rd grade teacher 
at Rohrerstown Elementary School in the 
Hempfield School District in Lancaster 
County, Pa. 

Christopher Anderson '95 is a sound 
engineer for Marvin Krause Association in New 
York City. 

Lynn Appleby '95 is a registered nurse at 
Philhaven Hospital in Mt. Gretna, Pa. 

Kristin N. Arnold '95 is a laboratory techni- 
cian at Pennfield Corp. in Lancaster, Pa. 

Peter F. Bauer '95 teaches high school 
instrumental and vocal music and middle school 
instrumental music with the Pompton Lakes (N.J.) 
School District. 

Richard D. Bruggeman III '95 is attending 
graduate school in zoology at the University of 
Rhode Island. 

Matthew S. Campbell '95 is a graduate stu- 
dent in secondary education counseling at 
Shippensburg University. 

Crystal B. Crownover '95 is a case 
manager at Infant and Youth Care, Inc. in 
Elizabethtown, Pa. 

Jeffrey Drummond '95 and Karen Dick '95 
were married on August 5, 1995. In October, 
Karen started classes at Palmer Chiropractic Col- 
lege in Iowa. Jeff is the administrative assistant 
for the human resources manager of Lujack's 
Northpark Auto Plaza, one of the largest car 
dealerships in the nation. Jeff writes: "With over 
300 employees to keep track of, I keep myself 
pretty busy at work!" 

Brad J. Dukehart '95 is a graduate student 
in the occupational therapy program at Chatham 
College. Brad and his wife, Suzanne, reside in 
Pittsburgh. 

Bryan R. Eberly '95 is product evaluation 
coordinator for New Holland, Inc. in New 
Holland, Pa. Bryan is enrolled in LVC's M.S. A. 
program. 

Stephen Eickhoff '95 is a sales associate for 
Office Max in Cicero, N.Y. 

Robert R. Finger '95 is director of sales and 
marketing for Superior Walls of America in 
Ephrata, Pa. Robert is pursuing an M.B.A. in 
marketing at LVC. 

James S. Fisher '95 is an electronics techni- 
cian for Haremoor in Middletown, Pa. 

Tricia Galati '95 is a resident manager and 
substitute staff person at Schuylkill Women in 
Crisis in Pottstown, Pa. 

Anthony Geiss '95 is a student in LVC's 
M.B.A. program. 

Linda L. Greedi '95 is earning a graduate 
degree in community psychology at the Penn 
State Harrisburg campus. 

Heather Donnachie Hain '95 is a claims 
examiner for Aegis Security Insurance Co. in 
Harrisburg. 



Heather Harbaugh '95 is employed by the 
safety and security management department at 
the Hotel Hershey. 

Deborah Heidlaut '95 is assistant coordina- 
tor at Best Western Eden Resort in Lancaster, Pa. 

Michelle A. Hoke '95 married Dale P. Heffner 
on November 18, 1995. Michelle is a social 
worker for Cedar Haven Nursing Home in Leba- 
non, Pa. 

George J. Hollich III '95 is a graduate assis- 
tant at Temple University. 

Lisa Karen Hollowbush '95 is the assistant 
to the layout and advertising editor at the 
Boyertown (Pa.) Area Times. 

Stephanie Hostetter '95 is in middle 
management at the Log Cabin Restaurant in 
Leola, Pa. 

Cory Johns '95 is an acturial consultant for 
Towers Perrin in Philadelphia. 

Joan E. Johnsen '95 is the executive 
director for Neighborhood Housing Services in 
Reading, Pa. 

Karen G. Kessler '95 is marketing coordina- 
tor at NuTec Design Associates, Inc. in York, Pa. 

Weon Bae Kim '95 and his wife welcomed 
a daughter, Christine, on May 26, 1995. 

Tara Koslosky '95 serves on the floor staff 
of The Museum of Scientific Discovery in 
Harrisburg. 

Troy M. Lenker '95 works in the cus- 
tomer service department at Needleworks in 
Millersburg, Pa. 

Jennifer Lightner '95 is a substitute teacher 
for the Frederick County Board of Education in 
Walkersville, Md. 

William H. Linton Jr. '95 is an engineering 
project superintendent for Alumax Mill Products 
in Lancaster, Pa. He is enrolled in LVC's M.B.A. 
program. 

Jason Lutz '95 is the manager of Sneaker 
Villa in Reading, Pa. 

Scott Maier '95 is second assistant golf 
professional at the Lebanon (Pa.) Country Club. 

Rachel D. Merritt '95 is a historic inter- 
preter at the Mark Twain Memorial in Hartford, 
Conn. 

Chad Miller '95 is a substitute biology teacher 
at Eastern Lebanon County High School in 
Myerstown, Pa., and will also coach a new junior 
high wrestling program there. 

Thomas J. Murray '95 is employed by Edu- 
cators Mutual Life in Lancaster, Pa. 

Troy A. Neidermyer '95, owner of The Game 
Players II, is also enrolled at Widener University 
School of Law. 

Ann O'Shea '95 is office administrator for 
the ATEC Association, Inc. in York, Pa. She is 
enrolled in LVC's M.B.A. program. 



Douglas Pike '95 is a cashier at Giant Foods 
in Landover, Md. 

Kevin J. Poole '95 is a patient transporter/ 
operating room orderly at the Montgomery 
Regional Hospital in Blacksburg, Va. 

Kristie M. Radetsky '95 is an admissions 
counselor at Neumann College in Aston, Pa. 

Richard D. Ragno '95 recently completed 
Navy basic training at Recruit Training Com- 
mand in Great Lakes, III. 

Kimerly Ann Rankin '95 is a corporate sec- 
retary for Educators Mutual Life Insurance Co. 
in Lancaster, Pa. 

Michael D. Rhoades '95 is a substitute 
teacher and assistant basketball coach in the 
Mahanoy Area School District in Mahanoy 
City, Pa. 

Meredith Shaffer Rinehart '95 is a cus- 
tomer service representative for Energy Source 
Distributing Co. in Allentown, Pa. 

Robert C. Rush '95 is a manager trainee at 
Armstrong in Lancaster, Pa. 

Andrew Sensenig '95 is a graduate student 
in athletic administration at West Chester Uni- 
versity. 

Robert "Bubba" Shaffer '95 is a sales man- 
ager at Plastech in Somerdale, N.J. 

Lori Weise Shepler '95 is a case manager 
for the Lebanon County Housing and Redevelop- 
ment Authority. 

Barrie L. Stoudt '95 is a graduate assistant 
at Temple University, where she is studying 
educational administration in higher education. 

Deborah Ann Tindall '95 is director of 
patient services for Dr. Philip Schwartz in 
Lancaster, Pa. 

Robert Trombetta '95 is a financial analyst 
for PP&L Electric in Holtwood, Pa. He is also 
enrolled in LVC's M.B.A. program. 

John M. Troxcl '95 is manager of regional 
training for Amp Inc. in Harrisburg. He is pursu- 
ing his M.B.A. at LVC. 

Jennifer D. Walls '95 is a kindergarten 
teacher/management trainee for Kindercare Learn- 
ing Center in Harrisburg. 

Linda Wink '95 is a medical office specialist 
for Good Hope Family Physicians in Enola, Pa. 

Craig Wolfe '95 is production planner for 
Hauck Manufacturing Co. in Cleona, Pa. 

Kathryn Yost '95 is on the therapeutic sup- 
port staff for United Health and Human Services 
in Schuylkill Haven, Pa. 

Deaths 

James D. Baker '91, July 5, 1995. He died 
from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident 
at Yosemite National Park. He was a quality 
assurance auditor for Hershey Chocolate USA 
in Oakdale, Calif 



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