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Lebanon Valles 



President Pollick: 
Fulfilling a Vision 



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Lebanon Valleys Annual ru 



rence in 1 heir Lives 




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

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♦ provides scholarships 

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Vol. 14, Number 1 



The Valley 

Lebanon Valley College Magazine Fall 1996 / 



Departments 



Features 



13 Newsmakers 

17 News Briefs 

19 Alumni News 

22 Class Notes 

Editor: Judy Pehrson 
Contributing Editor: Jane Paluda 

Writers: 

Nancy Fitzgerald 

Mary Beth Hower, News Briefs, 

Newsmakers 
Sandy Marrone 
Robert J. Smith 
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: paluda@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; 
Publications Coordinator: Jes Porro. 

On the Cover: This summer. Dr. G. David 
Pollick moved on from the Art Institute of 
Chicago to become the 16th president of 
Lebanon Valley College. His smooth transition 
has included inviting his predecessor — John 
Synodinos — to speak at his inauguration on 
October 11. Photograph by Dennis Crews. 



A President Without Walls 

With a relaxed style and a passion for education, globally and locally. 
Dr. G. David Pollick takes office at Lebanon Valley. 

By Sandy Marrone 



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Beam Me Up, Professor! 



The new videoconferencing center brings people closer together 
through technology. 

By Nancy Fitzgerald 



Factoring in Fun on the Path to Math 

Math majors can count on great Jobs when they graduate — but first they 
get to play around with Jimi Hendrix and bottle rockets. 



By Nancy Fitzgerald 




In the hands of Dr. Lee Chasen, juggling demonstrates a 
geographical, numerical way of keeping track of patterns 
as he teaches "Math 100. " 



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A President 
Without Walls 



David Pollick's path to 
Lebanon Valley was 
anything but traditional. 
He's helped dmg addicts, 
driven a bus for neurologi- 
cally handicapped children, 
lived in Italy and Greece 
and makes his own golf 
clubs. As an educator, he's 
worked his magic at schools 
in Seattle, New York State 
and Chicago. He's a man 
who's open to good ideas. 



By Sandy Marrone 



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s a consultant searching 
for Lebanon Valley's 
new president eight 
years ago, John Synodinos phoned Dr. G. 
David PoUick, dean of the College of Arts 
and Sciences at Seatde University, to ask if 
he would be a candidate. PoUick politely 
declined. " I wanted to remain dean and was 
not interested in a career move, so I didn't 
even look at the position," PoUick recaUs. 
" But later when 1 read that John had ended 
up taking the job, I became very interested in 
Lebanon VaUey and watched its impressive 
evolution from afar. When the presidency 
opened up again, I was ready." 

The two men met for the first time this 
spring when Pollick, who by then was 
co-chief executive officer and president 
of the Art Institute of Chicago, came to 
Annville as one of three finalists for the 
president's position. Synodinos was more 
than impressed. "I remember saying to 
him, 'David, if they offer you this job and 
you don't take it, I'm coming to get 
you,'" he states. 

The admiration is mutual. At Pollick's 
invitation, Synodinos will speak at his 
inauguration on October 1 1 . 

"I was flabbergasted. I was touched," 
Synodinos says of PolUck's gesture. "It's 
not human nature to do this. Usually it's 
out with the old and in with the new. But 
David has made me feel welcome and still 
part of the coUege." 

The friendship and camaraderie 
between the two men is hkely to mean a 
smootli transition into a new era for the 
college. Pollick sees no need for big 
changes at Lebanon VaUey because his 
predecessor has already "helped a physi- 
cally and mentally worn, tattered and tired 
institution to become one of the most 
remarkable liberal arts coUeges of recent 
times. With the campus community, 1 hope 
to mine what is here and take it to its next 
logical conclusion." 

PolUck, 48, is particularly interested in 
developing the coUege's embryonic inter- 
national program. Last year, some 40 
Lebanon Valley students studied abroad 
and 20 international students resided on 
campus; PolUck would like to see the num- 



bers in both categories increase substan- 
tially. "Students today do not have the 
same walls and boundaries 1 grew up 
with," he states. "The world truly is a 
global village, and it is important that we 
prepare our young people to operate well 
in the changed environment." 

His interest in international programs 
grew out of directing the study abroad pro- 
gram at St. John's University in 
CoUegeville, Minnesota, back in the early 
1980s. At the same time, he chaired the 
philosophy department. The school's 
College Abroad program featured nine 
semester-long programs — four of which 
PolUck established — involving some 300 

"I want this college 
to be part of the 
discovery process that 
helps stvidents find 
what will make them 
happy and fulfilled 
human beings . " 

— Dr. G. David Pollick 

undergraduates. As director, he was 
responsible for all aspects of the programs, 
which were located in England, Ireland, 
France, Spain, Greece, Austria, Italy, 
Germany and Japan. " I really enjoyed this 
portion of my career," he says. "I like 
building programs. I traveled quite a bit, 
and my family and I took students to 
Greece and Italy for a six-month period." 
The St. John's program remains one of the 
finest and most successful study-abroad 
programs in the country. 

In addition to expanding the horizons 
of Lebanon Valley students by sending 
more of them overseas. Pollick wants them 
to have access to internships earlier in their 
college careers. " I want students to be able 
to get hands-on experience quickly so they 
can make more informed decisions about 
their majors," he says in his relaxed way as 
we taUc in his office. " I want this college to 
be part of the discovery process that helps 
students find what will make them happy 



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An intent listener, Pollick has been talking a lo\v-l<ey, friendly approach with eveiyone he meets on campus, right from his first day on July 1. 



and fulfilled human beings. I don't want 
them to put in three years of a major, then 
have an internship and decide they don't 
like the work." 

Pollick chuckles when he admits that 
he changed majors several times in 
college, and that his journey to self- 
discovery was a long one. It started when 
he flunked out of the University of San 
Diego his freshman year. 

" I was so excited just to be in a univer- 
sity. It was a dream come true for me," 
recalls PoUick, who was the first in his 
family to attend college. "All of a sudden I 
found interesting people who talked about 
ideas. I had such a wonderful time sitting 
around talking to them that I didn't go to 
class, and I flunked out." 

That was back in 1966, just as the 
Vietnam War was escalating. "I was a 
prime candidate to go into the service, and 
I enlisted in the Navy. My father was 
career Navy, and it seemed like the natural 
thing to do," says Pollick. He served on a 
submarine in the Pacific Fleet during his 
Navy hitch. He never saw duty in Vietnam, 
but like most Americans, he was pro- 
foundly aifected by the war. 

"So many people I knew didn't come 
back from Vietnam," he says. "I had a 
number of friends who were killed or 



wounded in the war, and it took me a long 
time to deal with the fact that I was part of 
a species that would kill one another." 

Though Pollick's father hoped his son 
would make a career of the Navy, the son 
instead opted to give the University of San 
Diego another try. By 1971, he had gradu- 
ated with a degree in philosophy. He next 
went to Ottawa, Canada, and earned an 
M.A. in philosophy from the University of 
Ottawa and a Ph.L. in philosophy from St. 
Paul's University. At that point, the 
University of San Diego, which had booted 
him out as a freshman, invited him to come 
back and lecture in philosophy. 

" I thought teaching was a waste of my 
time, however," Pollick says. " You have to 
remember that this era was a time when 
there had to be great meaning in every- 
thing — things had to be significant and rel- 
evant, and I thought that as a freshman 
philosophy teacher I was casting pearls 
before swine when what I really wanted 
was an intense, meaningful experience 
where I was serving others." 

To find that meaning, Pollick retreated 
from academia and started driving a bus 
for neurologically handicapped children. 

"That was the most exciting job I ever 
did," he states. "Some of the kids had 
Down's Syndrome and others were autis- 



tic. Just getting them to school without a 
problem was a major accompUshment." 

When a teaching position opened up at 
the school, PolUck took the job and had a 
sudden revelation: " I learned that teaching 
does not occur until people learn. When I 
spent six months teaching neurologically 
chaUenged youngsters to tie their shoes, I 
found out I wasn't a teacher until they did 
tie their shoes." 

Despite this epiphany, Pollick wasn't 
done retreating. Moving further out of the 
mainstream, he looked into living the 
monastic life of a Benedictine monk in 
southern California. One of his assign- 
ments led to working with heroin addicts 
as director of a drug rehabilitation center in 
a Southwest desert and later starting a one- 
room school for emotionally disturbed 
children. He was living alone in a trailer in 
the desert with just the barest of essentials. 

" I was still resolving my time in the ser- 
vice, my feelings about the Vietnam War and 
this human species that was so destructive," 
he recalls. "I wanted to pull away from 
human beings, yet I also wanted to be with 
the small population I was working with." 
Small but important experiences were begin- 
ning to have their effect. 

Pollick became friends with an old 
cowboy who couldn't read. The cowboy 



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"All colleges say, 
'We have small 
classes and love 
students/ but when 
push comes to shove, 
too often faculty 
interests come first. 
That's not true here. 
Faculty members 
here are not flashy 
and pretentious — 
they are solid and 
know their values. 
They are truly 
student-centered. " 



— Dr. G. David Pollick 



taught Pollick to work horses in return for 
reading lessons. 

" I also did some sculpting and acquired 
lots of animals," he states. " Finally I real- 
ized I was recreating the planet out there in 
the desert. My menagerie was growing, 
and they sort of became human creatures 
for me. I learned that I needed people, and 
that I'd left teaching not because my stu- 
dents were swine who didn't know what to 
do with pearls, but because I didn't have 
anything of substance to say. That had 
begun to change." 

Back to academia he went, and earned 
a Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of 
Ottawa. He taught philosophy there until 
1977, when he moved on to St. John's, 
where within three years he was promoted 
from assistant professor of philosophy to 
chair of the department and director of the 
office of international education. 

In 1984, he became dean of the College 
of Arts and Sciences at Seattle University 
and an associate professor in the philoso- 
phy department. He helped design and 
implement a new core curriculum, 
improve scholarly productivity and create 
a system that improved faculty salaries and 
the sabbatical program. He also assisted in 
a campaign that raised $5.5 million for the 
design and construction of a new arts and 
sciences faciUty. 



Dr John Swanke, Polhck's former phi- 
losophy professor and mentor at the Uni- 
versity of San Diego, has kept track of his 
career Swanke calls him "my star student — 
an innovative program designer, a success- 
ful fund-raiser and an effective leader." 

That leadership ability was demon- 
strated once again in 1989 when Pollick 
was named provost and vice president for 
academic affairs at Cortland College, a 
comprehensive liberal arts institution 
within the State University of New York 
system. Despite budget cuts coming down 
from Albany, he helped implement a new 
admissions/marketing effort. It brought 
about a 10 percent improvement in SAT 
scores and, in just two years, increased 
freshman minority enrollment to its highest 
level ever. Pollick also helped consohdate 
various separate international programs 
into a Center for International Education, 
and was instrumental in developing a 
Center for Recreation, Outdoor Education 
and Environmental Education. In addition, 
he helped reorganize computer and infor- 
mation systems, establish a new Honors 
Center and create a new Center for 
Lifelong Learning. 

In 1993, Pollick became the first non- 
artist president of the Art Institute of 
Chicago and The School of the Art 
Institute of Chicago. During his tenure as 
co-chief executive officer and president, 
the Institute balanced its $30 million 
annual budget for the first time in decades, 
significantly increased enrollments, 
expanded academic programming, added 
three new graduate programs and pro- 
moted new community linkages via work- 
shops, conferences and scholarly and 
artistic partnerships. Two years in a row, 
U.S. News & World Report named the 
Institute the number-one graduate school 
in the country in fine arts. 

When Harvard University invited 
Pollick to be a visiting scholar in 1995, he 
quickly took up the offer. He spent the 
next year doing research on academic lead- 
ership and the state of the college presi- 
dency. "I found that often presidents are 
hired because of their histories and not 
because of the way they look at the future. 
Institutions of higher education do not 
change easily," he states. "By tempera- 
ment, they are probably the most 
schizophrenic institutions existing. While 
faculties are often politically liberal, they 
are conservative about change and gener- 
ally do not welcome changes in the struc- 
ture of the academy." 

For that reason, Pollick particularly 
admires the response to all the changes that 
have been wrought over the past few years 
at Lebanon Valley. " The college had a pres- 



ident come in who within a year began 
making changes, and the faculty and 
alumni were able to overcome their 
moment of inertia and actually embrace the 
change," he states. "In fact, during my 
interview visit to the college, I was amazed 
by the faculty's strength and support and 
their desire to continue evolving. They are 
wiUing and ready to grow." 

The depth of care and concern that 
Lebanon Valley faculty have for their stu- 
dents also impressed Polhck. "All colleges 
say, 'We have small classes and love stu- 
dents,' but when push comes to shove, too 
often faculty interests come first. That's 
not true here. Faculty members here are 
not flashy and pretentious — they are solid 
and know their values. They are truly stu- 
dent-centered." 

Pollick's wife. Janice, was also taken 
with the faculty and the college, he says. 
"I interviewed at several schools, and 
this was the only campus and community 
about which Janice said, T like them. 
I feel good here.' " 

Janice, formerly associate director of 
the Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce, 
has an art history background and worked 
closely with her husband at the Art 
Institute of Chicago. She and their two 
children — Landon, 17, and Dayna, 19 — 
are setthng into their new home in North 
Cornwall Township. Landon is a freshman 
at Lebanon Valley College and Dayna 
retumed to Hobart and William Smith 
Colleges in Geneva, New York, for her 
sophomore year. 

In their leisure time, the family enjoys 
movies — on a major scale. " I thought the 
movers would scream when they saw the 
80-inch screen that weighs 650 pounds, but 
you've got to go big with this smff," says 
Pollick with a smile. "I have quite a few 
speakers and the capacity for six channels 
of digital sound." 

Pollick also likes to golf and jokes that, 
"Golf was invented, not by aggressive peo- 
ple to get rid of anxiety, but by intelligent 
people to relax. Besides, it's good for your 
humility." He also enjoys making his own 
clubs. "That always allows me to feel 
good about something at the end of a 
round." 

He's looking forward to the start of the 
academic year and to the challenges that 
will come with his new job. " Education is 
a mission I have great passion for," Pollick 
states. "And when you find a community 
that cares for students, it's an honor to 
serve it. When I leave here, I want to feel 
like John Synodinos does — satisfied and 
fulfilled." 

Sandy Marrone writes for the Harrisbiirg 
Patriot News. 



Fall 1996 



Beam Me Up, Professor! 




A high-tech interactive 
classroom brings far-away 
experts to Annville — and 
transmits Lebanon Valley's 
expertise to the world. 



.,.- JT /jgCTaaj:i»- 



By Nancy Fitzgerald 







Faculty and stajf learn how the videocon- 
ferencing center can be used for classes 
and meetings. On deck at the controls is 
Robert A. Riley, vice president of comput- 
ing and telecommunications. 



ometime this fall, up in Lowell, 
Massachusetts, a professor will 
step up to his podium, hit a cou- 
I pie of buttons and beam himself 
400 miles or so to the southwest. 
And down here in Annville, students sitting 
in a soundproofed, windowless room in 
Lynch Memorial Hall will pick up the pro- 
fessor's transformed energy rays. No, it's 
not a ripple in the space-time continuum. 
It's a whole new world in which distance is 
irrelevant and students at Lebanon Valley 
can learn from anyone, anywhere, at any 
time. And it's occurring this semester in the 
college's brand-new, state-of-the-art video- 
conferencing center. 



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As a session is transmitted, video 
cameras track the professor as he 
or she moves about the room. 



It's Teaching, Jim . . . 

But not as we know it. The videocon- 
ferencing center looks less like an 
ordinary classroom and more like the 
command center of the Starship Enterprise. 
But the guy in charge here isn't Jean-Luc 
Picard. It's Robert A. Riley, the college's 
vice president of computing and telecom- 
munications. He shows his visitor around, 
pointing out the high-tech paraphernalia that 
blends the art and the science of teaching. 
"We've asked ourselves how all this fits into 
an environment like ours at Lebanon Valley 
College," he says, "where we value friendly, 
one-to-one interactions between students 
and teachers. But this technology doesn't 
replace any of that. It isn't cold and imper- 
sonal. It removes barriers and brings people 
closer together who otherwise might not 
have been able to connect." 

Which brings us back to that professor 
up in Massachusetts. He's Dr. Scott 
Frederickson, a Bostonian who's a well- 
known authority on the music business and 
an adjunct instructor at the University of 
Massachusetts. His course, "Music 
Industry I," on the nuts-and-bolts of music 
careers, covers topics ranging from mer- 
chandising to negotiating contracts to sell- 
ing and pubUshing music. 

"There aren't that many people who 
really know what's going on in the music 
business," says Barry Hill, who directs 
Lebanon Valley's music recording technol- 
ogy program. " Dr. Frederickson is one of 
them, so we're very excited about offering 
this course to our students." In the past, the 
department has flown outside speakers to 
Annville for lectures; now Frederickson 
will stay up in Lowell and instruct students 
in both locations simultaneously. It's a sav- 
ing in time, energy and dollars: Hill esti- 
mates the cost of transmitting the course to 
Lebanon Valley to be less than $40 per 
hour, far less than the travel expenses pre- 
viously incurred. 

For Hill, the biggest advantage isn't 
the savings; it's the opportunity to expand 
the career horizons of his students. " It's a 
chance for us to have a big shot from a big 
town talking to our students about the 
music industry," he says, "and a chance 



for our students to ask questions and get 
involved in discussions about their 
careers." 

At two training sessions already con- 
ducted here on campus, faculty members 
received pointers on how to adapt then- 
individual teaching styles to the new tech- 
nology. "The important thing to remem- 
ber," says Dr William McGill, senior vice 
president and dean of the faculty, "is that 
whatever methods a teacher uses and is 
comfortable with — lecture or discussion or 
both — any of them will work. But you have 
to adapt them to some degree. There are 
techniques that one has to use. It's not that 
you have to transform the way you teach, 
but because of the nature of the technology, 
you have to try to avoid being a talking 
head so that the visual effect at the other 
end changes." 

The videoconferencing room gives a 
teacher a whole new bag of tricks to do just 
that. It's equipped with a VCR, a computer 
and a document camera to display charts, 
photos, drawings and transparencies. 
Everything is right there at your fingertips. 
" Distance learning" used to mean popping 
a tape into a VCR, sitting back and pas- 
sively soaking up information. Now stu- 
dents at the remote site can interact with the 
instructor by pressing a button and talking 
into a mike. And they won't come across to 
the teacher as disembodied voices: When 
the microphone is activated, the camera 
automatically pans to the speaker, allowing 
for a give-and-take that's the next best thing 
to being there. 

But don't be fooled by the seeming 
ease of all the shiny gizmos, cautions 
Diane Iglesias, chair of the foreign lan- 
guages department. " It requires a tremen- 
dous amount of planning, and you have to 
have a backup just in case the technology 
fails," she says. "Teaching is an art, and 
to make it look spontaneous and to keep 
up the level of energy, you have to work 
very hard to engage the student in front of 
you. And some of these techniques just 
don't carry over on the screen. I think all 
of us are going to have to work together to 
rethink our approaches to teaching and 
come up with a new set of methodologies 
to best utilize all the possibilities of 
videoconferencing." 



Distance learning used 



to mean popping a tape 



into a VCR, sitting back 



and passively soaking 



up information. Now 



students at the remote 



site can interact with 



the instructor by 



pressing a button and 



talking into a mike. 




By manipulating the tablet, Barry' Hill, 
who directs the music recording technol- 
ogy program, controls the video functions 
in the new center 



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New Life and 
New Civilizations 

Here at Lebanon Valley, teleconfer- 
encing has come about through the 
college's membership in an educa- 
tional consortium known as CAPE (the 
Center for Agile Pennsylvania Education). 
The consortium received a $2 million fed- 
eral grant to provide videoconferencing 
equipment for its members: some 40 col- 
leges and universities statewide, along 
with a hospital, a television station and 
Philadelphia's entire school district. 

During the 1996 Spring Semester, 
nine CAPE institutions — Lebanon Valley 
among them — completed installation of 
their new videoconferencing facilities. 
Some have already exchanged courses, 
including ones in Russian, anthropology 
and Judaic culture. Allentown College of 
Saint Francis de Sales began offering its 
master's degree program in health care sys- 
tems management to students at Capital 
Health Systems, a group of hospitals in 
Harrisburg. 

At Marywood College in Scranton. 
videoconferencing has been used to bridge 
the gap between two civilizations. To help 
prepare French students for their upcoming 
studies on the Marywood campus — and 
for American culture generally — the school 
arranged videoconferenced visits with fac- 
ulty, staff and students, along with a slide 
show of the campus and conversations 
about American customs. 

Marywood has also used videoconfer- 
encing extensively to interview candidates 
from around the world for teaching posi- 
tions. " It used to be that we'd narrow down 
the field to three or four candidates and fly 
them here to our campus," says Peggi 
Munkittrick, director of distance education 
at Marywood. "But that was very costly in 
terms of transportation, meals and lost 
human resources. Now we can video-inter- 
view six or eight and fly in the one we 
believe we'll offer the position to. It may 
not be the same as a face-to-face meeting, 
but it's pretty close." 



Recently, a Lebanon County candidate 
for a position at Marywood came to 
Lebanon Valley's videoconferencing center 
to be interviewed. And the college was one 
of six locations throughout the state linked 
together for a two-hour meeting of the 
CAPE operations committee. 

Infinite Combinations 

The academic possibilities are limit- 
less: Lebanon Valley could import 
a course in Chinese from Lafayette 
College or one in peace studies and con- 
flict resolution from Juniata. In turn, 
Lebanon Valley could export courses in 




Diane Iglesias. chair of the foreign languages department, applies 
the techniques she learned during a spring training session. 



which its faculty have special expertise — 
chemistry Professor Donald Dahlberg, for 
example, a recognized authority in the 
field of chemometrics, is considering a 
linkup with schools such as Lehigh 
University. 

Says Iglesias, "I see this technology as 
an enhancement to our regular offerings. 
We could have guest speakers address the 
class from Madrid or Paris or Cologne. In 
our M.B.A. program, we could use culture 
modules with people in international busi- 
ness — I think that the sociology depart- 



ment, with its approach to culture, plus the 
foreign language department, with our dif- 
ferent approach, would be able to lend a 
tremendous dimension to learning. The 
possibilities are very exciting." 

And who knows? Maybe one day we 
can link up with the Vulcans for a course on 
logic or catch a seminar on electronics with 
Scotty. 

As Lebanon Valley gears up for its first 
bold forays into videotrekking, the college 
has christened its new $190,000 facility by 
transmitting back to campus the board of 
trustees meeting held at the Brossman 
Business Complex in Ephrata. "For the 
trustees, it was an eye-opening experi- 
ence," says chairman 
Thomas C. Reinhart. 
"Participating back 
and forth in questions 
and answers with Bob 
Riley had a big 
impact — it let us see 
everything that could 
potentially be accom- 
plished with this tech- 
nology. It was easy to 
see how you could be 
in London or Beijing 
and accomplish the 
same things. We've 
invested substantial 
amounts of money in 
preparing for this pro- 
cess, so this meeting 
said to the trustees 
that we've made a 
worthwhile investment. We're offering 
state-of-the-art technology that opens up 
the world to our students. That's what it's 
all about." 

Here at Lebanon Valley College, that's 
the Prime Directive. 

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



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Factoring in Fun % 
on the Path to Math 





Juggling balls, bushwhacking 
in a jungle, shooting off 
rockets. What kind of math 
class is this? The smart kind. 
Math majors journey well 
beyond fractals and fractions 
as they figure out their 
futures. 

By Nancy Fitzgerald 



It's Lynch Memorial Hall, but for all 
you know, it could be the Twihght 
Zone or maybe a weird flashback to 
Woodstock. Poke your head in one 
door, and Dr. Lee Chasen is juggUng 
termis balls in ever-more-complicated figu- 
rations. Down the hall, the music of Jinu 
Hendrix is reverberating from Tim 
Dewald's electric guitar. Of course, every- 
where you look, chalkboards are scrawled 
with numbers and symbols. But in Dr. 
Michael Fry's fractal geometry class, stu- 
dents are using computer programs — and 
music that sounds eerily like Bach — to 
delve into other dimensions. And Dr. Bryan 
Hearsey is teaching his actuaries-in-the- 
making how to peer into the future. 

But don't worry; everything's O.K. 
Here at Lebanon Valley College, it's just 
mathematics as usual. 

"I think it's important to have some 
kind of experience where there is a concrete 
side of mathematics," explains Dewald, 
adjunct math instructor and pastor of the 
Hill United Church of Christ in Cleona. 
"Math is in all of nature, in everything you 
see and do. So we launch bottle rockets to 
demonstrate trig functions like tangents cind 
parabolas, and Boyle's law. And I bring in 




A juggling demonstration is just one of the ways Dr. Lee Chasen illustrates mathematical 
patterns in "Math 100. " 



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my guitar, play some Jimi Hendrix and 
teach students about sine and cosine waves. 
I try to build a bridge from what they know 
to what they don't loiow. to start out with 
the concrete and famiUar and move on to 
the abstract." 

You can"t get much more concrete than a 
couple of brightly colored balls, or more 
famihar than a juggler weaving intricate and 
mesmerizing patterns in the air Chasen 
learned about juggling from world- 
renowned mathematician Ronald Graham 
while working on his Ph.D. at Virginia Tech. 
For Chasen. juggling demonstrations are just 
jumping-off points for lessons in mathemat- 
ical notation as he teaches "Mad: 100", a 
concepts course for liberal arts majors. 

" There's a lot of math behind juggling," 
he explains, "but it wasn't until about five 
years ago that people came up with a way of 
mathematically describing juggling pat- 
terns. And that allowed them to come up 
with some new patterns — something that 
hadn't been done in a long time. They dis- 
covered diat there's a geographical, numeri- 
cal way of keeping track of the patterns, and 
it happens to be the right way to do it. And 
having the right notation, the right language, 
can help you understand a problem. I 
learned that when I was an undergraduate 
struggling with a really tough geometry 
problem. Coming up with the right notation 
just opened up the world to me." 

Which is exactly what Chasen and his 
colleagues in the department of mathe- 
matical sciences are engaged in every 
day — opening up that world to their stu- 
dents. Right now, the department is home 
to some 90 majors. They make up more 
than 7 percent of the college's student 
body (compared with 3 to 5 percent in 
colleges nationwide), and they are liber- 
ally represented in athletics, clubs and 
student government. 

Since we're talking numbers, we should 
point out that the math department has pro- 
duced five Fulbright scholars, boasts a post- 
graduation job placement rate of close to 
100 percent and was one of 10 programs 
nationally featured in the recent 
Mathematical Association of America pub- 
lication as one of 10 national Models That 
Work: Case Studies in Effective Under- 



graduate Mathetnatics Programs (see side- 
bar on page 1 1 ). All those numbers add up 
to a very impressive math department and a 
unique opportunity for students to learn 
heavy-duty math in an atmosphere that's 
wann and nurturing. What makes it all tick? 



Real Math for 
the Real World 

Bells and whistles and juggling acts 
aside, what goes on at Lebanon 
Valley is serious mathematics and 
intense preparation for real careers. With 
four majors — in mathematics, actuarial 
science, computer science and applied 
computer science — for most graduates, a 
math degree from Lebanon Valley has 
been a passport to a rewarding career. 

"Our program has been oriented for 
about 20 years toward the vast majority of 
students who are career oriented, who want 
to get a job right after graduation," says 
Hearsey, who chairs the department. 
"Academics tend to like to reproduce them- 
selves, and the temptation at many schools 
is to cater to the students who will go on to 
become academics themselves. We love 



working with those students, too, but we're 
here for the other students as well. Our phi- 
losophy is different." 

That philosophy involves a thorough 
grasp of mathematical concepts, a program 
of demanding coursework and an environ- 
ment that both nurtures and challenges 
young scholars. After completing a core 
curriculum that includes two semesters of 
calculus and a semester each of math foun- 
dations, linear algebra and computer sci- 
ence, students go on to specialize in their 
area of concentration. 

What can you do with a math major? 
The question at Lebanon Valley is more 
likely to be. "What can't you do with a 
math major?" Most majors find their way 
into one of two tracks — preparing to be a 
high school math teacher or getting ready 
to go on to graduate school. At the end of 
these paths, those students have easily 
found jobs in secondary schools and been 
admitted to such prestigious graduate 
schools as Cal Tech, Carnegie-Mellon, 
Cornell, Dartmouth, Drexel, Hawaii, 
North Carolina, Ohio State and 
Washington State. 

Some graduates, like Scott Carter '89, 
take a different path altogether. After 




(Top) Chasen is also handy at describing the mathematical configurations inherent in 
juggling. (Below) Dr Bryan Hearsey, who cliairs the mathematical sciences department, 
illustrates a math model. 



10 The Valley 




A National Leader in Teaching IVIath 



receiving his math degree. Carter headed 
out to the University of Chicago Law 
School. "Learning how to think analyti- 
cally, especially at higher levels, was won- 
derful preparation for law school," he says. 

"Being a lawyer is, in essence, prob- 
lem solving — math majors know where 
they're starting with a problem and where 
they want to go, and how to get there by 
following certain steps. It's very similar 
with law. You start out with a particular 
set of circumstances and you know what 
outcome you want for your client. And 
then you figure out how to get from point 
A to point B." 

Now a real estate attorney for a 
Washington, D.C., law firm. Carter still 
thinks he might one day take another detour 
and follow his original dream of teaching 
high school math. Exploring new possibili- 
ties is one of the biggest lessons he learned 
at Lebanon Valley. "All the professors were 
supportive and encouraging when I went 
into another profession — nobody was hurt 
that I decided to do something other than 
math. Dr Joerg Mayer, in particular, broad- 
ened my horizons more than any single per- 
son I've every learned under" 

Computer scientists, like mathemati- 
cians in general, are happiest when 
they've got a problem to solve and a quiet 
lab to work in. For some reason, that's 
more likely to happen in the middle of the 
night, says Fry, who directs the computer 
science program. 

"One summer I was working all night in 
the computer lab, back when it was on the 
main floor of the humanities building," he 
recalls. "Around 3 o'clock in the morning, 
all of a sudden I saw this yellow shirt and 
this face in the window, and I almost had a 



Lebanon Valley joined the ranks of 
such prestigious institutions as 
the University of Michigan, the 
University of Chicago and Mount 
Holyoke College In being one of 10 
schools featured in Models That Work: 
Case Studies In Effective Undergrad- 
uate Mathematics Programs. 

The Mathematical Association of 
America compiled the guide after site 
visits to the institutions. The guide 
lauded Lebanon Valley's math depart- 
ment faculty as "individuals who all care 
very much about their students. They 



heart attack. Well, it was a student — 
Anthony KapoUca '87 — who just won- 
dered what it was that I was up to. He came 
in and worked with me that night, and it 
turned out that he not only figured out what 
I was doing, he took over the project. He 
was the kind of student who got excited 
about computers, and just jumped right 
into the insides of the machine." 

That sort of thing sums up what makes 
Lebanon Valley's computer science pro- 
gram unique. While other institutions may 
have more sophisticated labs or celebrated 
faculty, what sets Lebanon Valley apart is 
the one-on-one contact between students 
and teachers. "At a place like MIT," says 
Fry, "undergraduates are lucky to get 
within eyeshot of a real professor. Here, 
computer science is a hands-on major At 
least one student every year is responsible 
for managing the Unix system, and there 
are opportunities for other students to help. 
Our approach here is very pragmatic." 

At Lebanon Valley, computer science 
majors take rigorous coursework in pro- 
gramming languages, data structures, 
architecture and artificial intelligence, 
along with a strong mathematics founda- 
tion. Then they head into jobs as database 



know virtually all upper-division majors 
by name and can talk at length about 
the strengths and weaknesses of 
each." It added that faculty are 
"extremely dedicated to their students 
while simultaneously maintaining high 
standards." 

The report concluded that the col- 
lege's math program "is very successful 
because it offers the option of a very 
attractive prospective career as an actu- 
ary," and enhances the option by using 
graduates in the profession to help with 
recruiting. 

and network managers or as systems 
programmers. 

" There's been more and more need for 
people to come in and manage computer 
systems — companies are buying computer 
network systems and then discovering that 
they don't know how to handle them." says 
Fry. "Some of our grads have been very 
successful in that role. And once they've 
solved the problem they were brought in to 
solve, they usually move up into manage- 
ment levels." 

Several graduates have gone on to 
graduate school, among them, Kapolka, 
who minored in computer science and 
earned his Ph.D. from the University of 
Pittsburgh. Another graduate founded a 
software firm: a third grad became direc- 
tor of a school district's computer opera- 
tion. Recent graduates have begun their 
careers with such firms as AT&T, 
General Electric, IBM and Hershey 
Foods. But what they all seem to have in 
common is an attitude of service. 

"I think our goal here." says Fry, "is 
to turn out people who are interested in 
serving others. Nowadays the future of 
technology is pretty much decided by the 
marketplace, so most computer scientists 




■^^W^^^. 



Beck\ Elliot, a junior math major, works one-on-one with Dn Joerg Mayer on a complex equation. 




Fall 1996 




Keyboards plus close interaction with faculty members become key elements in teaching 
math at the Valley. Here Dr. Michael Fry illustrates a problem using a computer model. 



won't have a role in that. What our grad- 
uates do is to help people live in a world 
of computers." 

Actuaries: Models 
of Professionalism 

Over in this comer, manipulating 
their mathematical models, are the 
actuaries. They're the people who 
look into the future with the help of math- 
ematics to figure out the risks, probabili- 
ties and costs of events yet to take place. 
Auto insurance companies want to know 
how much accidents will cost; pension 
funds need information on how long 
retirees are likely to survive; the govern- 
ment wants a projection of Social 
Security benefits — so they all turn to 
actuaries for the answers. 

"Actuarial science is a fast track into 
upper-level management," says Hearsey, 
who runs the program and is a member of 
the Society of Actuaries. "A very high per- 
centage of actuaries become officer-level 
people in companies. They're a very select 
group of employees." 

Tom Myers '83, now a vice president at 
the Prudential Insurance Co. in Holmdel. 
New Jersey, got his head start on his high- 
powered career while he was at the Valley. 
" The curriculum is geared toward helping 
students pass the professional exams," he 
says, "and I was able to pass four of them 
before I even graduated. That made it very 
easy to get a job." 



Lebanon Valley is the only small 
liberal arts college in the country to offer 
an actuarial science major. The rigorous 
curriculum is combined with intensive 
preparation for the first four of 1 profes- 
sional exams, which take from five to 10 
years to complete; the exams are required 
for full membership in one of the two actu- 
arial societies. 

The college's strong reputation brings 
recruiters to campus, seeking fresh talent 
for summer and full-time jobs. Although 
placement isn't guaranteed, it's the rare 
student who doesn't land at least one sum- 
mer position with an actuarial firm and 
start out in a good job after graduation. A 
big part of the college's attraction for 
recruiting firms is its equal emphasis on 
career preparation and liberal arts. 

"We work very hard at meshing those 
two components," says Hearsey. " Having 
a math and technical background will get 
you in the door, but if you want to move up 
into management, you have to have excel- 
lent communication skills and a broad edu- 
cational background. We believe that 
liberal arts has everything to do with 
careers." 

That's something that Leslie Mario "89 
agrees with wholeheartedly. A manager for 
KPMG Peat Marwick, she recently earned 
Fellowship status in the Society of 
Actuaries. " I guess I was a little different," 
she says, "because I always liked English 
as well as math. And now, half my job is 
explaining the mathematics behind my 
work to people who don't have a math 
background." 



The Art in the Science 

Getting ready for a career is all well 
and good — after all, no matter 
what kind of whiz kid you are, you 
still have to make a living. But to the 
math faculty at Lebanon Valley, mathe- 
matics is more than a meal ficket. It's an 
art form they get excited about and a 
unique way of looking at the world. 

" Mathematics is a jungle," says Dr. 
Joerg Mayer, professor of mathematics. 
"And solving a problem is like searching in 
the jungle for a rare orchid. You have to 
sneak in and bushwhack and subdue the 
jungle. You cannot allow it to subdue you. 
When I'm working on a difficult problem 
in class, I want to tell my students, 'Come 
on, get it! It's so beautiful!' " 

But the mathematicians at Lebanon 
Valley are multidimensional folks who 
leave the jungle regularly for forays into 
the world beyond. Hearsey is an avid skier, 
Mayer has embarked on a study of the 
Russian language. An interest in music is a 
common thread among most members of 
the math faculty. " There's some connec- 
tion there between math and music," says 
Fry, "but I haven't figured out just what it 
is. But I think it's more than coincidence 
that I play the piano, and Joerg plays violin 
and Mark [Townsend] is a singer." 

Still, mathematics is a world that 
Lebanon Valley's resident mathematicians 
are eager to share with their students. 
Sitting on a shelf in Townsend's office — 
alongside a challenge, done in calligraphy, 
from Ralph Waldo Emerson: "Always, 
always, always do the thing you are afraid 
to do" — is a copy of Robert Pirsig's 
book, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle 
Maintenance. It speaks to the confusion 
that is the natural state of the mathemati- 
cian, and the lessons that mathematics 
offers for Life in general. 

"The book says that getting stuck is the 
prelude to learning something," explains 
Townsend. "Anytime you learn anything 
really new, there will be a period of confu- 
sion. Students don't realize that basically all 
of life is the same. We don't have easy 
answers, neat little recipes that quickly pro- 
duce solutions. Mathematicians — and I 
think people in general — have to develop 
the ability to understand that being confused 
is a part of life. If you can proceed from that 
assumption, you'll be a lot better off." 



12 The Valley 



New faces 

Mary Lemons has joined the faculty as 
assistant professor of music, replacing Dr. 
George D. Curfman '53, who retired. As a 
visiting lecturer at the University of Dlinois. 
Lemons taught a variety of music courses 
and an arts practicum for an early childhood 
teacher training program. She holds a 
bachelor's degree and a master's degree in 
music education from the University of 
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she is 
also pursuing a doctorate in music 
education. Lemons is a certified Orff 
speciaUst (Levels I, U and IH), a private 
piano uistructor and professional accom- 
panist, and also conducts sign language 
classes for the hearing impaired. 

Patricia J. Fay is the new full-time 
faculty member in the art department. This 
fall, the assistant professor is teaching two 
sections of "Introduction to Art" and two 
sections of "Ceramics," and next spring will 
develop a course in non-Westem art and 
culture. She recently returned from Castries, 
St. Lucia, in the West Indies, where she 
spent two years researching the region's 
traditional pottery practices. One of those 
years was funded by a Fulbright Fellowship. 
Fay holds a bachelor's degree in fine arts 
and history from the College of William and 
Mary and a master's degree in art from the 
University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 

Dr. Kenneth Yamall has been named 
assistant professor of mathematical science. 
Formerly a visiting assistant professor at the 
College of WiUiam and Mary, Yamall is a 
member of the American Mathematical 
Society and of Pi Mu Epsilon. He holds a 
bachelor's degree in mathematics from 
South CaroUna College and a doctorate in 
mathematics from the University of South 
Carolina. 

Angel Tiininetti has accepted an 
appointment as assistant professor of 
Spanish. A graduate of Argentina's Uni- 
versidad Nacional de Cordoba, he also 
holds a master's degree from Washington 
University, where he is a doctoral 
candidate. He has taught at his ahna mater 
in Argentina and in St. Louis at the 



University of Missouri, Webster University 
and Washington University. 

Kim Saunders has been named multi- 
cultural counselor/assistant director of 
student activities. She is a graduate of the 
University of Delaware and has a master's 
degree in student personnel administration 
from Shippensburg University. 

Dr. Leo Mazow is the new du-ector of 
the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery and is 
also an assistant professor of art. He 
received his doctorate in art history from the 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 
He holds an M.A. in art history from the 
University of Colorado at Boulder and a 
B.A. in political science from the University 
of Denver, For the past two years, he has 
been a research associate in American art at 
the Huntington Library in Cahfomia. 

Prior to that, he held a graduate lecturing 
fellowship at the National Gallery of Art in 
Washington, D.C. He has also been an 
instructor in American art history at the 
University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill 
and at North Carolina State University in 
Raleigh. 

James Johnston '71 has joined the 
Community Music Institute faculty as 
teacher of French hom, trumpet, trombone 
and tuba. Johnston majored in music 
education from Lebanon Valley and pursued 
graduate work at Temple University. He 
was formerly a member of the French hom 
section of the 553rd U.S. Air Force Band, 
director of the Band's Woodwind Ensemble 
and assistant director of the Washington 
Band in Annville. 

Bob Simmons has been named assistant 
basketball coach. Simmons, a shooting 
guard, played basketball for four years at 
Bishop Hafey High School and three years 
at Wilkes University. He was formerly 
athletic director at Bishop Hafey and was a 
volunteer assistant for the varsity boy's 
basketball team. He will be in charge of all 
phases of recruiting, will assume admin- 
istrative duties related to the basketball team 
and will oversee the team's weightMfting 
program. 



Awarded Fulbright 

Judy Pehrson, executive director of 
college relations and editor of The Valley 
magazine, has been awarded a Fulbright 
grant to teach joumaUsm and Enghsh at 
Nanjing University in the People's Republic 
of China. She will be on leave from the 
college during the 1996-97 academic yeai". 
She and her husband. Dr. Michael Day, 
chair of the physics department, left for 
China in mid- August. 

Pehrson, who has also taught joumahsm 
and EngUsh as a Second Language for the 
college, has worked for newspapers and 
magazines in the United States. Taiwan, 
Hong Kong, Japan and New Zealand. She 
has also been an international public 
relations representative for Hewlett-Packard 
in Palo Alto, Cahf. 

She holds a B.A. and M.A. degree from 
the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, 
and has studied Mandarin Chinese. She is 
one of 17 Americans who will be Fulbright 
professors in China for the academic year. 

Jane Paluda, associate director of 
college relations, is acting director during 
Pehrson's leave. Paluda joined the college in 
1990 after working in marketing for ISC, an 
international electronics firm based in 
Lancaster. She has also been managing 
editor of a monthly trade journal in 
Philadelphia. A graduate of Moravian 
College, she has a B.A. in joumahsm/ 
political science. 

Other staffing changes 

Diane Wenger '92, director of alumni 
affaii's, has taken a one-yeai^ leave to study 
at the University of Delaware in the Ph.D. 
program in the history of American 
Civilization. The program is run jointly by 
the university's history department and 
Winterthur Museum. Wenger has been 
awarded the E. Lyman Stewart Graduate 
Fellowship, which carries tuition remission 
for one year as well as a $9,500 stipend. 

Wenger was also awarded tlie 1 996 Joel 
Salter Award in American Studies by the 
Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg 
campus, where she earned her master's 
degree in American studies. The award is 



Fall 1996 



13 



given to a recent graduate whose work 
demonstrates a blend of creativity, curiosity 
and concern for the interpretation of 
America's craft traditions. 

During Wenger's leave. Shanna Adier, 
associate director of annual giving, is the 
acting alumni director, and in turn, Pamela 
Lambert '96, former college relations 
secretary, is replacing Adler for the year. 

Pat Laudermilch '96 has been pro- 
moted to assistant registrar. She graduated 
cum laiide with a major in English. 

Trustee news 

The following actions were taken at the 
May 1 8 trustee meeting: 

• President John Synodinos was 
named president emeritus. 

• Elected as officers for 1996-97 were: 
Thomas C. Reinhart '58, chair: Edward 
H. Arnold, vice chair: Elaine G. Hackman 
'52, vice chair: Harry B. Yost '62, 
secretary; Andrea F. Bromberg, assistant 
secretary: Deborah R. Fullam '81, 
treasurer: and Donald M. Cooper, assistant 
treasurer. 

• Dr. Howard L. Applegate, professor 
of history and American studies, and senior 
Beth Paul were elected as the faculty and 
student members of the board, respectively. 

• Dr. E. D. WiUiams, Jr. and Harlan R. 
Wengert were named tnistees emeriti in 
recognition of their many years of service to 
and support of Lebanon Valley. 

Promotions/tenure 

These faculty members have received 
promotions; 

To assistant professor: Barry R. Hill, 
music recording technology. 

To associate professor: Dr. Paul A. 
Heise, economics; Dr. Jeanne Hey, 
economics; Gail A. Sanderson, accounting; 
Dr. Steven M. Specht, psychology. 

To professor: Dr. Howard L. 
Applegate, history and American studies: 
and Dr. Michael Fry, mathematical 
sciences. 

In addition. Dr. Carl Wigal, assistant 
professor of chemistry, has received tenure. 

Excellent teachers 

Dr. James Scott, professor of German 
and director of general education, and 
Cynthia R. Johnston, adjunct instructor 
of chemistry, were honored for 
excellence in teaching during Com- 
mencement on May 1 1 . 

Scott received the Thomas Rhys 
Vickroy Award for Teaching. He was cited 
for serving as a major contributor to the 



college's colloquium program, for working 
to broaden students" experiences by 
organizing trips to major metropolitan 
centers and for developing a comprehensive 
system of evaluation for the general 
education program. 

Johnston received the Nevelyn J. 
Knisley Award for Inspirational Teaching. 
She has served as a liaison between area 
elementary schools and the college by 
presenting hands-on science demonstra- 



tions. She has also been active in teaching 
workshops for the Science Education 
Partnership, a program that enhances the 
science skills of elementary school teachers. 

Granted sabbaticals 

This fall. Dr. Jeanne Hey, associate 
professor of economics, and Dr. Mark L. 
Mecham, chair and professor of music, are 
taking sabbatical leave. Next spring. Dr. 




Bob Simmons 



14 The Valley 



Gary Grieve-Carlson, associate professor 
of English and Robert Leonard, chair and 
associate professor of business admin- 
istration, will be on sabbatical. And Dr. 
Leon Markowicz, professor of business 
administration, is taking a sabbatical during 
both semesters. 

New bishop 

Rev. Susan Wolfe Hassinger '64 was one 

of four new bishops elected by the 
Northeastern Jurisdiction of the United 
Methodist Church at its quadrennial 
meeting in July. She took office as bishop of 
the Boston area on September 1; the area 
includes Massachusetts, Rhode Island, 
eastern Connecticut, Maine and New 
Hampshire. 

Rev. Hassinger formerly served as 
director of the office of resources for the 
Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the 
United Methodist Church. She majored in 
English at Lebanon Valley and earned a 
master's degree in divinity from the 
Lancaster Theological Seminary. 

Hall of Fame inductee 

Louis A. Sorrentino '54, athletic director, 
was inducted into the Bemie Romanoski 
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame on March 
30 at Lourdes Regional High School in 
Shamokin. Sorrentino was a three-sport 
athlete at Lebanon Valley, playing football, 
baseball and basketball. 

Math wizards 

The 1996 Lebanon Valley Putnam Team 
competed in the 55th Annual William 
Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, 
the most prestigious undergraduate 
competition in North America. The two 
team members were Dan Post '99 and 
Shane Thomas '96, who graduated with 
bachelor's degrees in math and economics. 
The six-hour written exam, which is sent 
out to colleges across the country each 
December, is comprised of 12 challenging 
mathematical questions. Each question is 
worth a maximum of 10 points, depending 
upon how correctiy and thoroughly it is 
solved. Special recognition goes to Thomas, 
who placed in the 87th percentile, scoring 
29 out of a possible 1 20. 

College Relations wins 

For the third consecutive year, the College 
Relations Office garnered top honors in the 
annual Central Pennsylvania Women in 
Communications contest. More than 200 
entries were received from print and 
electronic media, educational institutions 



and public relations and advertising finns in 
the area. 

Judy Pehrson, executive director of 
college relations and editor of The Valley 
magazine, won a first place for The Valley 
and another for a feature press release that 
made the front page of The Patriot News of 
Harrisburg and was picked up and carried 
statewide by the Associated Press. 

Nancy Fitzgerald, a freelance writer for 
Tlie Valley, won first prize for a feature story 
(in the Winter 1995 issue) on Gary Miller 
'68, director of the New York City Gay 
Men's Chorus. 

Jane Paluda, associate director of 
college relations, won second place in 
the nonprofit newsletter category for 
Campaign Repoit the college's Toward 
2001 Campaign publication. 

Mary Beth Hower, director of media 
relations, and Pehrson won second place for 
the PR campaign for the "China 2000" 
colloquium, 

Royce Faddis, who designs The Valley 
and occasional other projects for College 
Relations, and Wu Yingen, a visiting 
professor from China last fall, won a second 
place in the poster category and an 
honorable mention in the logo category for 
the distinctive "China 2000" logo. Wu did 
the caUigraphy and Faddis incorporated it 
into the final design. Faddis also won a third 
place for the logo for the "War and Peace" 
poster. 

Dmm roll for Swift 

Andrew Swift '96 was selected as a 1996 
Yamaha Young Performing Artist, a 
program designed to provide early career 
recognition for outstanding young 
musicians in the United States. Swift was 
one of 13 winners from 11 states, and joins 
91 other winners since 1989. 

He majored in music composition and 
percussion performance at Lebanon Valley. 
He has performed along the Eastern 
Seaboard in a number of bands, including 
the rock band "Stone River." 

Defends dissertation 

Chaplain Darrell Woomer successfully 
defended his dissertation, "Compassionate 
Interformative Encounters: Avenues of 
Enhancing Transcendent Oneness in Overly 
Functional Individuals" on April 23. 
Woomer earned the doctorate in spirituaUty 
from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. 



Reading award 



Laura Tolbert '96, who majored in 
elementary education, was awarded the 
1 996 Lancaster-Lebanon Reading 
Council's Commendation Award at the 
spring banquet at Millersville University on 
April 19. The annual award honors future 
leaders who demonstrate commitment and 
outstanding performance in the 
development of reading and the other 
language arts among school-aged children 
and young adults. The honor is based upon 
performance, especially during student 
teaching, and faculty recommendation. 

Recognized for service 

The following employees were honored at 
the annual employee recognition banquet 
on April 23 at the Hebron Banquet Facility 
in Lebanon: 

For 35 years and retirement: Dr. George 

D. Curfman '53, professor of music 
education. 

For 30 years: Alice S. Diehl, technical 
processes librarian; Richard A. Joyce, 
associate professor of history; Gregory G. 
Stanson '63, vice president of enrollment 
and student services; and Dr. Paul L. Wolf, 
chair and professor of biology. 

For 25 years: Dr. Donald E. Byrne, 
director of American studies and professor 
of religion and history; Dr. Bryan V. 
Hearsey, chair and professor of 
mathematical sciences; Dr. John P. 
Kearney, professor of Enghsh; Dr. Leon 

E. Markowicz, professor of business 
administration; Dr. John D. Norton, chair 
of political science and economics and 
professor of political science; O. Kent 
Reed, director and associate professor of 
physical education and head coordinator of 
track, field and cross country; Walter L. 
Smith '61, director of special services; and 
Louis A. Sorrentino '54, director of 
athletics and golf coach. 

For 20 years: Dr. Diane M. Iglesias, 
chair of foreign languages and professor of 
Spanish; Dr. Sidney Pollack, professor of 
biology; and Dr. James W. Scott, professor 
of German and director of general 
education. 

For 15 years: David C. Evans, director 
of Career Planning and Placement; Harry 
J. Lane, buildings and grounds; Karen R. 
McLucas, coordinator of admission 
sei-vices; Sally R. Rivera, secretary of 
biology and psychology; and Delene L. 
Rothenberger, night supervisor of 
housekeeping. 

For 10 years: Sharon O. Arnold, 
associate professor of sociology and social 
work; Dr. Sharon F. Clark, professor of 



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15 



business administration: John B. Deamer, 
director of sports infomiation; Dr. 
Barbara J. Denison '79, director of 
continuing education at tine Lancaster 
Center: Beverly J. Gamble, assistant to 
the dean of student services: Dr. Robert 
H. Hearson, associate professor of music 
and director of the music camp: Donna L. 
Miller, readers services librarian; James 
P. Monos, Jr., head football coach and 
assistant director of athletics for 
recruitment and retention: and James E. 
Stark, athletic trainer. 

For five years: Vicki J. Cantrell, 
financial aid technician/bookkeeper: 
Jennifer M. Evans, director of student 
activities: Keith D. Evans, buildings 
and grounds; Andrew S. Greene, director 
of media services: Dr. Paul A. Heise, 
associate professor of economics: Jane 
Paluda, associate director of college 
relations: Robert Paustian, library 
director: Heather L. Richardson, 
assistant director of admissions; and 
Pamela J. Stoudt, secretary and 
periodicals assistant in the library. 

Receives certification 

Cheryl Batdorf, M.B.A. academic advisor, 
has earned the designation of Certified 
Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS). The 
certification consists of 10 exams covering 
retirement plans, medical plans, legal 
environment and finance and asset 
management. She is also certified as a 
senior professional in human resources. 

Campus publishers 

Dr. Salvatore Cullari, chair and professor 
of psychology, has written a book titled 
Treatment Resistance: A Guide for 
Practitioners, which was published by 
Allyn & Bacon. He has signed another 
contract with the same publisher to edit 
an introductory textbook on clinical 
psychology. 

Dr. Howard L. Applegate, associate 
professor and chair of history and American 
studies, pubhshed two new books in the 
photo archive series of Iconografix, Inc. 
The books are Coca-Cola, a History in 
Photographs 1930-1969 and Coca-Cola. Its 
Vehicles in Photographs 1930-1969. The 
photos selected for the books are primarily 
from the Coca-Cola Co. archives, with 
some of the truck picUires from Applegate's 
private collection. 

Dr. Louis Manza, assistant professor of 
psychology, published a paper in the journal 
Con.sciousness and Cognition (December 
1995). The paper, titled "Affective 



Discrimination and the Implicit Learning 
Process," was co-authored by Dr. Bob 
Bomstein, a psychology professor at 
Gettysburg CoUege. 

Dr. William McGill, senior vice 
president and dean of the faculty, had a 
work of fiction, "The Day Babe Ruth 
Died." and a nonfiction article, " Bards for 
the Babe," pubhshed in Spitball magazine 
(Spring 1996). 

Presenters an(d attencders 

Warren Thompson, associate professor of 
religion and philosophy, chaired a session 
on Holocaust pedagogy at the 26th Annual 
Scholars" Conference on the Holocaust and 
the Churches, March 3-5 in MinneapoUs. In 
addition, he chaired a session and delivered 
a paper titled "Physician, Idealist, War 
Criminal: A Brief Sketch of Karl Brandt in 
Context of the Nazi Ethic" at the Fourth 
Biennial Conference on Christianity and the 
Holocaust, held at Rider University, April 
14-15. 

Karen Best, registrar, attended the 82nd 
annual meeting of the American Association 
of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions 
Officers, April 16-19, in Reno, Nev. She 
was appointed to the association's facilities 
management committee for 1996-97. 

Dr. Andrew Brovey, assistant professor 
of education, attended the 1996 Society for 
Infonnation Technology and Teacher 
Education Conference in Mesa, Ariz., 
where he presented a paper on " E-mail and 
E-joumals: Enriching Field Experience and 
Methods Courses." 

Dr. Diane Iglesias, chair of foreign 
languages and professor of Spanish: Dr. 
Joelle Stopkie, associate professor of 
French: and Theresa Bowley, adjunct 
instructor of French, attended the 43rd 
annual meeting of the Northeast Conference 
on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. The 
theme of the conference, held in New York 
City on April 18-21, was, "Foreign 
Languages for All: Challenges and 
Choices." 

Dr. John Heffher, chair of religion and 
philosophy, attended the 47th annual 
national meeting of the Metaphysical 
Society of America in New York on 
March 15. In addition, he was invited to 
chair one of the sessions in a symposium, 
" Encomp^issing Hegel: Modernism and 
Postmodernism." held on April 13 at 
Villanova University. 

Dr. Robert Hearson, associate 
professor of music, attended the 49th 
annual Intercollegiate Band Festival at 
Allegheny College, March 15-17. 
Hearson served as the 1995-96 president 
of the Pennsylvania College Bandmasters 



Association (PCBA), which sponsors the 
event. During this year's festival, he 
chaired the annual PCBA meeting. 

Dr. Bryan V. Hearsey, chair and 
professor of mathematical sciences, 
attended a meeting of the American 
Junior High School Mathematics Com- 
petition Committee, held February 17-19 
at the University of Nebraska. He also 
attended the annual meeting of the 
Committee on American Mathematics 
Competitions, on which he represents the 
Society of Actuaries. That meeting was 
held March 15-17 at Phillips Exeter 
Academy in New Hampshire. 

Dr. Richard Cornelius, professor of 
chemistry, attended the 211th national 
meeting of the American Chemical Society 
in New Orleans, March 24-26. He presented 
two papers: "Chemistry Domesticated: An 
Alternative Curriculum for the Two- 
Semester Introductory College Chemistry 
Course" and "A Web Site for the Chemistry 
Department at Lebanon Valley College: 
Information on Students, Chemistry 
Programs and Molecular ModeUng." The 
second paper was co-authored with Dr. Carl 
Wlgal, assistant professor of chemistry, and 
Jeff Raber, a senior biochemistry major. 

Dr. Robert J. Bookmiller, assistant 
professor of political science, gave a talk on 
"The Middle East Peace Processes" at 
Shippensburg University's "Perspectives 
on the Middle Easf conference on April 4. 
He also chaired a panel on Non- 
governmental Organizations and 
Humanitarian Assistance at the annual 
International Studies Association 
conference in San Diego on April 17. 

Andrea Bromberg, executive assistant 
to the president, in June attended Harvard 
University's two-week Management 
Development Program, an intensive 
program for mid-level administrators in 
higher education. Its goal is to prepare 
participants to develop resourceful solutions 
to problems they are likely to encounter as 
they "manage from the middle." Topics 
included campus community, financial 
management, human resource management, 
law and higher education, implementing 
strategic planning and leadership. 

Dr. Owen Moe, professor of chemistry, 
presented a paper at the national meeting of 
the American Society for Biochemistry and 
Molecular Biology in New Orleans. The 
paper, based on his sabbatical research at 
the University of Delaware, was titled 
"Arg-143 Is at the Active Site of E. coli 
Adenylosuccinate Synthetase." The work 
was co-authored by Roberta Cohnan of 
the University of Delaware and Herbert 
Fromm of Iowa State University. 



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The $4 million year 

For the first time in college history, pri- 
vate giving surpassed the $4 million 
mark, reaching $4,035,136 in 1995-96. 
Total giving to the college for the year 
was $4,591,548, representing payments 
for the Toward 2001 Campaign, annual 
giving, bequests, foundation grants and 
government grants. The total number of 
donors for the year reached 4,784 — 
another record. 

The Kresge Foundation paid to the col- 
lege its challenge grant of $500,000, which 
recognized the college's successful raising 
of over $2 million in support of the library. 

Fond farewell 

Some 230 people gathered to pay tribute to 
President John A. Synodinos and his wife, 
Glenda, during a dinner at the college on 
May 17. Synodinos, who served the college 
for eight years, retired on June 30, 1996. 

During the celebration, the college 
announced the establishment of the John 
and Glenda Synodinos Scholarship. 
Employees and trustees of Lebanon Valley, 
as well as friends in the community, had 
donated nearly $20,000 for the scholarship. 
In addition, the retiring president was pre- 
sented with an original, multimedia paint- 
ing by Annville artist Bruce Johnson, and 
his wife was given a hand-made quilt by 
Miller's Pennsylvania Dutch Quilts and 
Handcrafts of Annville. 

The Synodinoses plan to vacation in 
Ireland and spend time with their daugh- 
ters, Jean Ganias, a folk songwriter in New 
York, and Victoria Gertenbach, a full-time 
mother of two in Reinholds, Pa. The for- 
mer president is also considering opening a 
bookstore near the college, where people 
can come to browse new titles and good 
quaUty used books, drink coffee and enjoy 
poetry readings. 

Four honorary degrees 

President John A. Synodinos was awarded 
an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters 
during the college's 127th Commencement 
on May 11. 



"This award recognizes President 
Synodinos' long and distinguished service 
to higher education, his persistent and 
energetic service to the arts and the com- 
munity and his extraordinary leadership at 
Lebanon Valley," stated Dr. William 
McGill, senior vice president and dean of 
the faculty. 

Along with awarding degrees to 340 
students, the college also awarded three 
other honorary degrees: 

• Suzanne H. Arnold, honorary 
Doctorate of Humane Letters, for her ded- 
ication to the college. Arnold, who was 
instrumental in raising money and oversee- 
ing renovations of the Suzanne H. Arnold 
Art Gallery, continues to serve on the Art 
Committee, and is a major benefactor of 
the Gallery. Her varied interests have also 
included improving the uniforms of the 
college marching band and assuring that 
the Sports Center's physical fitness room 
was adequately equipped. 

• The retired Rev. Charles McNutt, hon- 
orary Doctorate of Divinity. Rev. McNutt, 
the baccalaureate speaker, is chief operating 
officer of the National Episcopal Church 
and executive director of the Presiding 
Bishop Bishop Fund for World ReUef. 

• Pedro J. Ramirez, Doctorate of 
Humane Letters. He is the crusading founder 
and editor of the progressive, award- winning 
newspaper El Mundo, based in Madrid, and 
gave the Commencement speech. 

Press freedom lauded 

The press has the power "to fight against 
corruption and rejuvenate democratic insti- 
Uitions," noted Spain's crusading editor 
Pedro J. Ramirez in his remarks to gradu- 
ates on May \\. El Mundo, the newspaper 
he founded, has been credited with bring- 
ing down the socialist government of 
Prime Minister Fehpe Gonzalez, who was 
voted out of power in March 1996. 
Ramirez and El Mundo exposed the gov- 
ernment's financing of death squads and 
other measures being used in a secret war 
against political dissidents. 

"We have witnessed the triumph of a 
free press over attempts to conceal the 
truth," Ramirez stated. "Although this out- 



come would be considered a normal occur- 
rence in any other democratic country, it 
nonetheless takes on extraordinary propor- 
tions in Spain — due to the fact that the lack 
of democratic tradition in our country must 
be taken into consideration." 

A strong proponent of press freedom 
around the world, Ramirez serves on the 
executive board of the International Press 
Institute, a watchdog body that promotes 
global press freedom. He has published 
several books, including David Contra 
Goliath, a bestseller in Spain that details El 
Mundo's battle against the country's social- 
ist government in five corruption cases. 

Ramirez attributes his convictions 
about press freedom to the year he spent at 
Lebanon Valley in 1973 teaching contem- 
porary Spanish hterature. 

"The 1973-74 school year spanned the 
key months of the Watergate scandal and 
forever changed my understanding of jour- 
naUsm and its relationship with govern- 
ment," he stated. 



Science grant 



Lebanon Valley has received a Tandy 
Excellence in Elementary Science 
Initiative grant from the Tandy Corp. 
through the Foundation for Independent 
Higher Education. The $10,000 grant will 
be used to conduct in-service programs 
covering basic concepts of hands-on 
science methods. 

Ten colleges — from Iowa, Kentucky, 
Pennsylvania, South Carolina and 
Washington — were awarded the grants. 
Lebanon Valley will use its grant to host 
intensive, one-day "hands-on" institutes 
and other sessions for teachers. The col- 
lege will have the flexibiUty to develop a 
set of activities to best meet the needs of 
the participating school systems. 



First graduates 



For 20 members of the graduating class at 
Lebanon High School, their commence- 
ment ceremony in May had another special 
significance. They were the first graduates 
of the Lebanon Valley Education 



Fall 1996 



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Partnership, a joint program of Lebanon 
Valley College and the Lebanon School 
District. It encourages low-income, at-risk 
students to finish high school and prepare 
for higher education. 

Of the 20 students, 15 will go on to col- 
lege, university or vocational training. 

The Partnership program, which began 
six years ago, involves more than 1 25 stu- 
dents in grades 8-12. Students are selected 
in the 6th grade, based on their financial 
need and college potential. In the 9th 
grade, each one is matched with a Lebanon 
Valley student who serves as a mentor and 
contact person throughout the participant's 
high school years. In the final phase of the 
program, the college assists the students in 
applying to college and securing financial 
aid, and provides a special scholarship 
fund for those who choose to attend 
Lebanon Valley. 

" The Partnership program helped me 
to focus without worrying about where I 
was going to go to college and if the 
money was going to be there," explained 
Ken Horst, who began his study of biology 
this fall at Lebanon Valley. " The mentors 
at Lebanon Valley became good friends 
and really helped me to see what college is 
like. This fall, I'd like to be a mentor to 
help new students who will be going 
through the program." 

Other graduates of the program who 
are now attending Lebanon Valley are 
Ben Farrell, who plans to major in phi- 
losophy and music recording technology, 
and Jennissa Lapp, who will study 
physics and art. 

Science partners 

Some 56 elementary and middle school 
teachers from 23 districts gathered on cam- 
pus June 19 through July 3 to learn new 
techniques for teaching science. The 
Science Education Partnership for South 
Central Pennsylvania, which completed its 
third of four years, will ultimately reach 
over 3,000 teachers and nearly 100,000 
area students. 

Maria Jones, Partnership program 
director, says the teachers learned new 
approaches to science by incorporating art, 
theater, cooking and toys. They even had a 
session on how to maintain their own worm 
farm — a useful lesson for teaching children 
about the environment and recycling. 



"We had 19 different sessions," Jones 
noted. "Our goal is to connect science to 
the real world, to things with which the stu- 
dents are already familiar." For example, 
teachers learned how to apply scientific 
process skills by using toys, how to utilize 
a kitchen as a laboratory and how to incor- 
porate theater into lessons on understand- 
ing the habits of bees. 

Even after the weeks of classes are 
over, the college offers each teacher access 
to an equipment resource center It features 
more than 1,000 reference books, videos 
and science kits that contain materials for 
complete lessons. 

" Materials are requested through a toll- 
free number and transported by a package 
delivery service to and from the schools 
free of charge," explains Jones, 

The Science Partnership Program is 
funded by a $425,000 grant from the 
Whitaker Foundation and a $560,498 grant 
from the National Science Foundation, 

Modest increase 

During this academic year, tuition will be 
$14,960, room and board $4,940 and 
required fees $400. The fees represent a 
3.89 percent increase over 1995-96. 

Maintenance recognized 

The Maintenance Department won the 
1996 Environmental Excellence Award 
from Trane, a Harrisburg-based air-condi- 
tioning and heating contractor 

Department staff worked from 
November through January on the $50,000 
project, which involved replacing the 
Freon system in the Blair Music Center 
The new set-up includes a purge system to 
protect the environment in case of acciden- 
tal discharge. 

The award cited the department for 
"leadership in the utilization of environ- 
mentally responsible refrigerants and the 
elimination of CFC refrigerants." 

Youth Scholars return 

The Daniel Fox Youth Scholars Institute, a 
challenging summer program that exposes 
exceptional high school students to a week 
of intensive study and all aspects of college 
life, completed its 22nd year. This year, it 
had more than 200 applicants. 

The program was originally created to 
introduce students to careers in the sci- 
ences. It now offers more than 12 subject 
areas, from psychology, psychobiology 
and actuarial science to art theory, com- 
puter graphics, music recording technol- 
ogy and theater. 



Mysteries of the Mind 

The Fall Perspectives Series, " Mysteries of 
the Mind," will feature a semester-long look 
at various aspects of the human brain and 
how it works. The series, now under way, 
includes such films as One Flew Over the 
Cuckoo's Nest, A Clockwork Orange and 
Awakenhigs, as well as lectures by local 
psychiatric experts. 

Dn Richard Restak, one of the nation's 
leading interpreters and synthesizers of 
recent brain research, kicks off the series 
on September 25 with a multimedia 
presentation, "Understanding the Mind's 
Landscapes." 

Restak, whose lecture covers a variety of 
topics from addiction and violence to 
narcissism and fantasy, is the author of TJie 
Brain and The Mind, the companion 
volumes to the PBS series; Premeditated 
Man: Bioethics and the Control of Future 
Human Life, Tlie Brain: Tlie Last Frontier, 
The Self Seekers and Tlie Infant Mind. He 
has written numerous articles for science 
magazines and has appeared on many 
television and radio programs, including 
" The McNeil Lehrer News Hour," 
National Public Radio news programs, 
" The Today Show" and "Good Morning 
America." 

In addition to the variety of events 
featured throughout the semester, two 
special topics courses, "Introduction to 
Neuropsychology" and " Transcultural 
Psychology," are also being offered. 

Students win 

Eight student-members of Phi Beta 
Lambda represented Lebanon Valley at the 
1996 State Leadership Conference. Suzy 
Enterline, Leslie Gardiner, Kris Kelley, 
Holly Landis, Kim Leister, Mickey Tallent, 
Jen Taylor and Wendy Zimmerman com- 
peted against over 250 members in various 
areas of business, including business law, 
management, marketing and finance. 
Tallent took first place in finance; EnterUne 
was awarded first place in the Ms. Future 
Business Executive category; Landis 
placed fourth in marketing; and Leister 
placed seventh in management, followed 
by Zimmerman in eighth. 



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Mr. Besecker's Opus 

By Robert J. Smith 

For Richard Besecker "55, the most 
rewarding aspects of his 34 years in 
teaching are simple to choose. "Of 
course, it's always seeing children 
achieve," he says. "Watching them do 
something either they thought they could 
not do, or maybe even that I thought they 
could not do. Seeing them do it, do it well, 
seeing them grow musically, and as peo- 
ple. These are the things that are most 
rewarding." 

A music teacher in the Greencastle- 
Antrim (Pa.) school district, Besecker 
recognizes the challenge of teaching 
children in today's up-tempo, highly 
charged society. 

"It's harder to get a total commitment 
from the kids and the parents now, 
because the kids have so much to do." he 
realizes. "And there's less time with the 
kids at school, so it's harder to get them 
to commit to the program. Once you get 
a good youngster, you really have a gem 
if you've got somebody who's going to 
stick with it, and do the very best." 

Besecker, who is 63, faces another, 
personal, challenge in the form of 
Parkinson's disease, a nervous disorder 
marked by tremors and weakness of rest- 
ing muscles. "They don't have a cure 
yet," he notes. " But they do have a great 
many things that can slow it down and 
remedy the symptoms. I have fine doc- 
tors. I have wonderful care." His love of 
teaching, and his faith, sustain him. "The 
Lord's been good to me through this 
thing. He saw to it that I got it in the first 
place, and he's taking me through it. I 
really feel good about that." 

His personal convictions also inform 
his teaching style and his rapport with 
students, in the hope of instilling in them 
"a sense of dedication, a sense of com- 
mitment. I would hope that some of my 
own philosophy and belief rub off on 
them, because I tend to approach the kids 
with a great deal of respect. I think they 
sense that." 




Richard Besecker '55 is dedicated to 
teaching music. 

Bom in Waynesboro, Pa., Besecker 
lived most of his childhood in 
Hagerstown. Md. His father was briefly a 
teacher, "but didn't last very long in that 
situation. He wasn't very happy with it," 
Besecker recalls. Eventually his father 
began a long career as a mail carrier. His 
aunt lived with them, to keep house and 
care for his mother, who suffered poor 
health for much of her life. 

An only child. Besecker took piano 
lessons as a youngster, became proficient 
on the trombone and, over the years, 
developed an accomplished baritone 
voice. The decision to attend Lebanon 
Valley College, he remembers, was not 
entirely his own. 

" That was done behind my back," he 
laughs, "by my father and my piano 
teacher, Asher Edleman, Sr., who had 
two kids who had gone to Lebanon 
Valley. He decided this was the place I 
ought to go, and saw to it that I got the 
itch to go to school." 

Graduating with a degree in music edu- 
cation, Besecker went to work for the 
Greencastle-Antrim school district, ini- 
tially as a high school band director. As the 
program grew, he specialized in choral 
studies as well as instrumental instruction, 
and gave private lessons. Then, however, 
when music programs in the high school 
were de-emphasized, Besecker was 
moved to the middle school. "Our school 
district telescoped, or treated the program 
in an accordion fashion, folding things 
together," he recalls. "It all changed over 
the years. The quaUty of the band pro- 



grams in general has suffered because of 
that. There's nothing wrong with the pro- 
gram, except there's not enough time to 
work with the kids." 

He now teaches voice and piano, and, 
regardless of time and budget constraints, 
gives his all in coaching his students to 
excel. "As far as the aim of the program, 
I don't think very much has changed. The 
aim of the program is excellence. The 
aim is still there, it's just harder to reach 
that goal." 

Besecker exudes the same tenacity 
when dealing with Parkinson's disease, 
with which he was diagnosed two and a 
half years ago. " The worst of it, as far as 
I can tell, is the tendency of the right arm 
to tremor." he explains. "With the medi- 
cations. I'm able to keep it under con- 
trol." He admits the disease has had some 
effect on his teaching methods. "It has 
impaired my piano quite a bit. I'm doing 
what I can. and I can still accompany 
some things. Of course. 1 can still explain 
what I want to tell the kids about their 
piano playing; I just can't demonstrate 
like I used to." 

He combats the disease's symptoms 
not only with faith and medicine but with 
a new pastime: working out at a local 
health club. "It's something I've never 
done," he laughs. "I've been kind of a 
physical wimp all my life. You know, 
music teachers don't exactly grow mus- 
cles, except between the ears." 

Exercise is having a positive effect. "I 
really believe it's helped a lot with free- 
dom of movement and control," he notes. 
"There again, I really feel the Lord led 
me to that. It's been a great help to me. 
I'm not exactly building big muscles, just 
trying to stay loose." 

A hopeful and dedicated man, Richard 
Besecker will try to continue teaching, in 
spite of the effects of Parkinson's. "I 
expect to go on just as long as 1 can func- 
tion, and function well," he vows. "As 
long as the kids are getting something out 
of it, 1 will continue." 

Robert J. Smith is a Hershey-based free- 
lance writer. 



Fall 1996 



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Author Bridges 
Viewpoints 

By M.-kry Beth Hower 

Making the most of every minute 
is a notion that Robert Frey '11 
takes to heart. In addition to 
intense 10-hour days as manager of pro- 
duction services for EA. an environmen- 
tal consulting firm near Baltimore. Frey 
is a husband, a father of four children, the 
founder and one-man staff of the aca- 
demic journal BRIDGES and the author 
of three books and over a dozen articles. 

"I'm blessed or maybe cursed." he 
jokes, "with an incredible amount of 
energy." 

A great deal of that energy has gone 
into producing BRIDGES: An Interdis- 
ciplinary Journal of Theology, Philo- 
sophy, History, and Science. A major 
undertaking, for Frey it's simply a "a com- 
bination of my genuine love of academic 
journals as a forum of communication and 
my genuine love of the publication pro- 
cess. It's exciting for me to stay on the 
leading edge of academic scholarship." 

BRIDGES also has been a labor of 
love. With more than a decade of experi- 
ence in publications, a knowledge of the 
printing process and access to state-of- 
the-art equipment, he knew he had the 
technical experience to bring his ideas to 
light. However, there were many unfa- 
miliar challenges to face in forming the 
blueprint for BRIDGES. 

"That first year I spent a lot of time in 
libraries looking at other journals, study- 
ing their contents, reviewing copyright 
laws, learning how to assemble a maga- 
zine and building an editorial board." 

With support from his wife. Terry, he 
is responsible for every detail of the jour- 
nal from the tedious tasks of paper selec- 
tion, word-processing and proofreading 
to the broader aspects of cover design, 
marketing, advertising and distribution. 

Despite the tremendous number of 
hours consumed by the project, Frey 
admits to receiving considerable satisfac- 
tion from meeting what he considers a 
big need in academia. 

"Very few journals are dedicated to 
interdisciplinary studies. Most tend to be 
very focused and geared toward a spe- 
cific discipline," he explained. "I see 
BRIDGES as filling a tremendous need in 
the academic community. To me, it 
brings together a variety of viewpoints 
around a common theme of values, ethics 



and meaning in life, and draws together a 
view of a wide variety of disciplines. The 
journal has addressed issues ranging 
from business ethics and global warming 
to the moral aspects of Hiroshima and the 
Holocaust." 

Not long after the first issue went to 
press in 1989, the journal made its way to 
many prestigious schools and institu- 
tions, including Harvard, UCLA, Yale 
Divinity and the New York Public 
Library. It became available on book- 
shelves in the former Soviet Union, 
England. Europe, Canada and throughout 
the United States. During its first year, it 
was favorably reviewed in Choice maga- 
zine and highly recommended by The 
Library Journal. 

"There's a 90 percent renewal rate of 
those who subscribe," states Frey. " Many 
even ask for back issues to keep on file 
when they start their subscriptions." 

After three years, the journal's publi- 
cation was suspended due to financial 
constraints. But, thanks to a grant from a 
private benefactor in Indiana, production 
is back on schedule, with the fall issue 
due out in October. It will include 20 
book reviews that reflect the journal's 
interdisciplinary nature, as well as a num- 
ber of articles on the theme " Unreality: 
The Manufacture of Lies and Conscious 
Living Around the Truth." The lead arti- 
cle is by Dr. Ian Mitroff, a professor at 
the University of Southern California's 
Graduate School of Business and author 
of The Unreality Industry. 

While Frey's responsibilities include 
seeking out experts to match each issue's 
theme, he makes those decisions with the 
guidance of a 1 6-member editorial board 
of men and women who are leaders in 
their fields. Among them are a zoologist, 
a physicist, an astronomer, philosophers, 
historians and theologians. 

Frey's love of scholarship extends 
well beyond his work with BRIDGES. 
Over the past 1 1 years, he has published 
three books. The first. The Imperative of 
Response: The Holocaust in Human 
Context (1985), was co-authored with 
Nancy Thompson '77, Frey's first wife. 
This academic work, which focused on 
the philosophical and theological analy- 
sis of the Holocaust, came after years of 
study and preparation for his own deci- 
sion in 1981 to convert to Judaism. The 
book was selected as a course text at the 
College of Notre Dame in Baltimore, and 
has been acquired by college and univer- 
sity libraries in 36 states, Europe, Canada 
and Japan. 

His second book, also co-authored with 
Thompson, "sprang up" from his master's 




Robert Frey '77 bridges the gap in 
academic publishing. 

thesis and focused on Leo Frank, the only 
Jew ever to be lynched in the United States. 
In what Frey calls "a neat turn of events," 
NBC aired a mini-series on the incident, 
coincidentally during the month that his 
book was released. Tlie Silent and the 
Damned: The Murder of Maty Phagan and 
the Lynching of Leo Frank, landed Frey an 
interview on NBC's " Today Show" with 
Deborah Norville. He appeared with Mary 
Phagan Kean, the great-niece of Mary 
Phagan, who had written her own book on 
the incident. Frey also spent time in 
Nashville discussing the book for "A Word 
on Words," a PBS program: was inter- 
viewed by numerous radio stations and 
newspapers; and received a highly favor- 
able review in the Los Angeles Tunes. 

Frey's latest work. Our Future in 
Light of Twentieth Century Evil: Hope, 
History and Human Culture, was pub- 
lished last February. 

" This book takes a look at 20th century 
historical events," says Frey. It "takes a 
deep look at something like the Holocaust 
and asks 'What does this say about our 
educational system, our social values, 
decision-making, and theologies today?' " 

Frey's purpose in writing the book 
was twofold. "First, it's an attempt to 
recognize the importance of mundane 
decision-making and realize that these 
decisions do have an impact." Secondly, 
it's about change. "Within each one of us 
lies the power to change things at both 
the micro and macro levels," he says. 
"There's a tremendous amount of power 
in each of us, if only to change the world 
immediately around us." 



20 The Valley 



In thinking back on his hfe, Frey 
wouldn't change one thing, including the 
years spent studying at Lebanon Valley, 
years that he describes as "an overall 
enduring, positive experience." 

His decision to attend Lebanon Valley 
seemed only natural. Frey was valedicto- 
rian of Annville-Cleona High School's 
Class of 1973 and wanted to major in biol- 
ogy. Since his home in Cleona was so 
close to campus, he commuted for the first 
two years. Then, in the summer of 1975, 
he married classmate Nancy Thompson. 
The two took a brief hiatus from their 
studies and then returned to campus in 
1977 to complete their degrees. 

Frey remembers very busy days spent 
juggling full-time class loads, work in the 
library and off-campus and the birth of 
their first daughter (Becky arrived 
between semesters in their final year). 

He also remembers the invaluable, per- 
sonal interaction with professors and other 
members of the campus community. 

"I have wonderful, enduring friend- 
ships with faculty and staff at the col- 
lege," he recalls. He mentions Dr. L. 
Elbert Wethington, religion chair at the 
time, who almost convinced him to add a 
reUgion major to his studies in biology. 
"Others who had a lasting impact were 
religion/philosophy professors Dr. 
Voorhis Cantrell and Warren Thompson, 
genetics professor Dr. David Gring and 
librarian Alice Diehl." 

It's not too surprising to find that Frey 
is knee-deep in another book, A Planner 
for Designing, Managing and Preparing 
Competitive Proposals, to be published 
by Artech House in Boston. For a book 
by Dr. Harry James Cargas, Frey is writ- 
ing a chapter, "Is Objectivity a Morally 
Defensible Position in Light of the 
Holocaust?" and he's waiting for replies 
about articles sent to The Journal of 
Business and Management, Soundings 
and even to Redbook magazine (that one 
he titled "A Divorced Dad Speaks Out." 

Even with so many projects and dead- 
Unes coming from all directions, Frey 
seems undaunted. He speaks with a sense 
of calm that may lead those around him to 
beheve he's uncovered the formula for 
holding back the hands of time. In reality, 
his secret is surprisingly simple. 

"The decisions you make — all your 
life — add up and make a genuine 
impact," he explains. "It all comes down 
to choices." 

Mary Beth Hower is director of media 
relations at Lebanon Valley. 



Angstadt Elected 
Alumni President 

During the Alumni Council meeting on 
April 27, Kristen R. Angstadt '74 was 
elected to serve as president of the Alumni 
Association. Donna Diehl Kuntz '67 will 
serve as vice president, and Anthony T. 
Leach '73 as secretary; all officers' terms 
are two years. 

Elected as new members of the Alumni 
Council were: Wesley T. Dellinger '75, 
trustee haison; Nancy Sattazahn Hoff '46, 
Carmean Society representative; and 
Gregory V. Arnold '72, Anne Shroyer 
Shemeta '51 and David G. Thompson '65, 
members-at-large. 

Re-elected to the council were: Helen 
Felty Heidelbaugh '90, Rachel E. Kline 
'83, Karen L. Mackrides '87 and John R. 
McFadden '68. 

Alumni Association 
Amends Constitution 

A number of amendments to the Alumni 
Association Constitution were approved 
at the annual meeting on April 27: 

• The office of second vice president 
has been eliminated and the title of first 
vice president changed to vice president. 

• The 15 at-large Alumni Council 
members will include a graduate of the 
Continuing Education Program and the 
M.B.A. Program. 

• References to the Senior Alumni 
Association have been changed to the 
Carmean Society to reflect the recent 
change in the group's name. 

• After an absence of one year, a 
Council member will be eligible for 
re-election. 

• Two committees, the Athletic Booster 
and Continuing Education committees, 
have been added. The Athletic Booster 
Committee (formerly Athletic Committee) 
up to now has functioned as a subcommit- 
tee of the Awards Committee. The 




Continuing Education Committee was 
formed in the past year. 

Any graduate desiring a copy of the 
amended Constitution may obtain one by 
calling the Alumni Office toll-free at 
1-800-ALUM-LVC. 

Greetings from China 




(From left) P. Jay Flocken '51, Hiram E. 
Fitzgerald '62, Jacob L. Rhodes '43 and 
Joan C. Conway '57. Fitzgerald received 
the Distinguished Alumnus Award and the 
others were honored with Citation Awards, 
as was John C. Hoak '51. 



Karen McHeniy Gluntz '82 (left) was 
honored at a dinner at Nanjing University. 
With her are (from left) her husband, Dk 
Martin "Marty" Gluntz '53; Zhang Yulan: 
Liu Haiping and his daughter, Fei: Dr. 
Eugene Brown; Huang Yun; Wu Kerning; 
and Wu Yingen. 

Professor Wu Yingen, who was a visiting 
professor last year, sent greetings from 
Nanjing University. He held a dinner on 
March 23, 1996, in the Chinese univer- 
sity's faculty restaurant to honor Karen 
McHenry Gluntz '82, who was a guest 
lecturer at Nanjing's School of Foreign 
Studies. She lectured on public relations 
to 50 international business students. 

Gluntz was joined by her husband, Dr. 
Martin "Marty" Gluntz '53, a Lebanon 
Valley trustee. Also attending were Dr. 
Eugene Brown, a political science professor 
who spent last year on sabbatical at Nanjing, 
and his wife, Zhang Yulan, a Nanjing 
professor; Professor Liu Haiping, his wife, 
Huang Yun, and their daughter, Fei, who 
will be studying at Lebanon Valley next 
semester; and Professor Wu Keming, who 
has visited campus. 

The Gluntzes were in Asia for several 
months this year. Marty Gluntz, who 
retired in January 1996 after more than 
26 years with Hershey International, 
now consults for several international 
food companies in Asia and the Pacific 
Rim. From 1984 to 1987, Karen Gluntz 
was executive director of development 
and college relations at Lebanon Valley. 
She is a doctoral candidate in the adult 
education program at Penn State. 
While in Shanghai, she researched the 
adult education and training programs 
available to the Chinese national 
employees of multinational corporations. 



Fall 1996 



21 



ass 



Notes 



Trustee of the College 

Ezra H. Ranck died on January 29, 1996. 
He began his ministry as pastor of St. Mark's 
United Methodist Church in Mt. Joy, Pa., in 1938 
and retired in 1955. He later served as pastor of 
Milton Grove UMC. He received an honorary 
doctorate from Ixbanon Valley and served as a 
trustee of the college. 



Pre-1930s 



News 

Dr. Millard J. Miller '28 and his wife, 
Emmeline Shaffer Miller '29, observed their 65th 
wedding anniversary in June 1995 and also Millard's 
90th birthday and Emmeline's 88th. They are enjoy- 
ing their seventh year at the Otterbein Retirement 
Community in Lebanon. Ohio. 

Deaths 

Helen Hughes WUkinson '23, March 13, 1996. 

Edna Yake Meyer '24, April 24, 1996. She 
taught in Northern Lebanon School District and 
Palmyra High School. She was the mother of Nancy 
Meyer Gingrich '48. 

Gladys Happel Flowers '28, March 29, 1996. 



1930s 



News 

Paul T. Ulrich '38 was appointed to the State 
Citizens' Advisory Council by the Texas Board on 
Aging last December. Paul represents the Area 
Planning Advisory Council to the Area Agency on 
Aging for the city of Houston and Harris County. He 
also serves as an ombudsman to two nursing homes 
in Webster. 

Deaths 

Elizabeth Margaret Black Mershon '30, 

January 26, 1996. She founded Stadium Oil, Inc. in 
Williamsburg, Va., with her late husband, W Faber 
Mershon. 

Dorothy Thompson Gruber '31, January 2, 
1996. In 1974, she retired from teaching 1st grade 
after 26 years of teaching in East Hartford, Conn. 

Gerald W. HeUman '33, January 25, 1996. 
Gerald worked for the Commonwealth of 
Pennsylvania as the Lebanon County Board of 
Public Awareness director for 35 years. He played 
cello with the Hershey Philharmonic Orchestra. 

Miriam MiUer Roush '33, April 17, 1996. She 
taught French and English in Warwick Township, 
Lancaster County, Pa., and was head of wage admin- 
istration at Fort Indiantown Gap during World War 11 
and the Korean War. 

Rev. Harry M. Tobias '33, March 5, 1996. 

Charles F. Rust '35, February 2, 1996. 



Virginia Britten Ax '36, May 9, 1995. 

W. Howard Heffner '36, March 9, 1996. He 
retired in 1979 from Bethlehem Steel, where he 
worked in the Industrial Relations Department. He 
served in the Philippines with the U.S. Navy during 
World War 0. His son. Dr. John H. Heffner "68, is 
chairman of Lebanon Valley's religion and philoso- 
phy department. 

1940 s 

News 

Verna Schlosser Sollenberger '40 and her sis- 
ter. Arlene Schlosser Keller '47, were profiled in the 
Lebanon Daily News. Both were music majors at 
Lebanon Valley. Vema went on to teach elementary 
school in Mechanicsburg, Pa., before taking a posi- 
tion in the Annville-Cleona Schools, where she 
taught music for 16 years. Arlene taught vocal music 
in Lititz, In 1950, both women became musical 
directors for their churches. Vema just retired as 
director of the Annville Church of the Brethren's 
music program and Ariene continues as director at 
Midway Church of the Brethren. The sisters express 
great respect for the late Mary Gillespie, an icon in 
Lebanon Valley's music department for many years. 

Dr. Richard Seiverling '42 showed cowboy 
movies from the 1930s and 1940s for 15 Saturday 
momings from March 2 through June 8 at the newly 
restored Allen Theatre in Annville. In addition to 
these classic Westerns, each week he showed an 
exciting serial chapter starring Buck Jones in "White 
Eagle," as well as a comedy or cartoon. 

Dr. John E. Hampton "43 retired from family 
practice in June 1 993 after 44 years in Washington, 
D.C. In May he celebrated 50 years as a physician. 

Emma Catherine Miller DeBowes '44 is a 
music substitute teacher in the York County (Pa. ) area. 

Dorothy Landis Gray '44 in May 1996 was 
awarded a Ph.D. in musicology from the Catholic 
University of America in Washington, D.C. Her dis- 
sertation topic was "Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: 
Selected English Settings of Music for Women's 
Voices from His American Period (1939-1968)." 

Rev. Bruce C. Souders '44, of Winchester, 
Va., a poet and author of Fitting the Pieces Together, 
read from his work at the Martin Luther King 
Memorial Library in Washington, D.C, in April. His 
wife, Patricia Bartels Souders '45, is a retired ele- 
mentary school teacher who now spends her time 
teaching adults to read. Pat has volunteered much of 
her free time during the past eight years with the 
Literacy Volunteers Winchester Area, which pro- 
vides one-to-one reading and writing instmction to 
adults from Virginia's Winchester, Frederick and 
Clarke counties. Earlier, WINC, a local radio station, 
and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) 
honored her for her volunteer work with the Blue 
Ridge Fine Arts League, whose membership com- 
mittee she chairs. In 1 99 1 , another area radio station 
( WFTR) and the RSVP honored her with a radio spot 



for her work with the Handley Library. She is a mem- 
ber of Friends of the Library board, and in some 
years has devoted several hundred hours to volun- 
teering in the children's room and other parts of the 
library. Patricia is a regular reader at the Tot Spot, a 
childcare center, and at the Evans Home for Abused 
Children. At the Braddock Street UMC in 
Winchester, she has sung with the choir for more than 
25 years and is an assistant to the church librarian. 

Janet C. Miller '45 and her husband, Norwood, 
live in Bethany Village in Mechanicsburg, Pa. Janet 
retired as a K-6 reading consultant with the Central 
Dauphin School Distict in Harrisburg. 

Joyce Rasher Heisler '47 and her husband. Earl, 
are retired and live in Salisbury, N.C. 

Deaths 

Dean M. Aungst '40, February 3, 1996. He 
retired in 1980 after 20 years as an English teacher at 
Lebanon Senior High School. A prominent local his- 
torian, he was a member of the Lebanon County 
Historical Society. 

Evelyn Evans Broderick '40, February 3. 1996. 

Herbert E. Ditzler '48, May 14, 1996. He was 
self-employed as an office products dealer in 
Lebanon, Pa. 

William P Mueller '42, March 2, 1996. He 
retired in 1991 after 40 years with Westinghouse 
Electronics and Space Division, located near 
Baltimore- Washington International Airport. 

Dr. Earl W. Reber '42, March 7, 1996, in 
Liberia, West Africa. Bom in Lebanon, Pa., in 1918, 
he graduated from Lebanon High School and worked 
for three years at the Lebanon Steel Foundry before 



Congratulations to: 

the Class of 1951 

recipient of the Foun(ders Cup for 

Annual Giving for its combine(d 

contribution of $18,528.34 



the Class of 1946 

recipient of the Quittie Cup 

for Class Participation for its 

71 percent participation 



This friendly competition has begun 

again for the 1996-97 year. Will your 

reunion class earn one of these trophies 

next year? Look for updates in the Winter 

issue on how your class is faring. 



22 The Valley 



attending Lebanon Valley. At Temple University's 
medical school, he received his M.D. in 1945. 
Following an internship, he went to Liberia as a mis- 
sionary for the United Lutheran Church in 1946 with 
his wife, the former Anna Mae Bomberger '41. He 
continued at the Lutheran Mission as medical direc- 
tor of the Zorzor Hospital until 1963, and a year later 
became the first director of the Liberian Institute of 
Tropical Medicine. When the institute closed, he 
went on to serve the medical needs of the Liberian 
Agricultural Corp. until retiring in 1988. He contin- 
ued with a personal medical ministry to the 
Liberians, taking some time off in Belgium due to a 
war injury and ill health. While at Zorzor, he per- 
formed about 20 surgical procedures and saw hun- 
dreds of patients each week in the clinics, as weU as 
taught nurses. Often he donated his own blood to 
patients. Feeling he could save more lives through 
pubhc health efforts, he used his furloughs for further 
training in that area at the Episcopal Hospital in 
Philadelphia, Columbia University and the Johns 
Hopkins University School of Public Health, which 
later granted him the M.P.H. in 1951. Earl also 
helped with the Liberian Medical Association, was 
its only non-Liberian president and edited its journal. 
Liberia President William VS. Tubman awarded him 
the "Star of Africa" decoration, officer rank, in 1949 
for developing a simple way to skin-graft tropical 
ulcers. Others recognizing his service included the 
Temple University Medical Alumni, who nained him 
Medical Alumnus of the Year in 1965, and Lebanon 
VaUey, which awarded him an honorary Doctor of 
Science degree in 1967. 

Robert A. GoUam '46, 1992. 

George W. Smith '46. 1988. 

1950s 

News 

Ronald M. Burd '50 retired as an environmental 
scientist from Holliburton/NUS in Aiken, S.C. 

Dr. Robert M. Kline '50 retired in December 
1995 after 20 years as Lebanon County coroner. 
Previously, he had been the Lebanon Valley College 
physician. 

John W. Krieg '50 and his wife, Claire Caskey 
'52, retired in February 1995, from R&D Tetley, 
Inc. in Atlantic Highlands, N.J. 

Raymond J. Swinghohn '51 was awarded a 
national conservation award from the Lebanon 
Chapter of the Daughters of the American 
Revolution. A retired high school biology teacher in 
the Annville-Cleona School District, Raymond has 
been insnnmental in protecting public lands and 
open space through his assistance in creating the 
Quittie Creek Nature Park, a 24-acre community 
park in AnnviUe with wetlands, ponds and woods 
bordering a trout stream. He continues to work 
toward creating and maintaining trails in the park, 
where he often leads groups on walking tours. 

Ruth Anne Zinunerman '51 and her husband. 
Bill, were invited to return to Tunghai Christian 
University, Taiwan, for its 40th anniversary in 
October 1995. BUI was honored as one of the three 
past conductors of Tunghai's Choir. Ruth Anne was 
honored as an adjunct professor of voice. They 
taught at Tunghai from 1975 to 1981. 

Jane McMurtrie Hart '53 and her husband, 
Douglas, winter in Lakeland, Ra., and spend sum- 
mers in Hop Bottom, Pa. Jane is retired. 

Dr. Charles A. Reed '54 is the author of a third 
book, Tlie American House Murder — A Palmyra 
Tragedy. The book is based on an actual event in 



Calgary Jasper 

Banff Lake Louise 



Tour the Canadian Rockies 



An escorted tour sponsored 
by the Sociology Department. 

August 1997 

This nine-day tour features: 
A Lake Louise and Victoria Glacier 

▲ Banff and Jasper national parks 

▲ Rafting on the Athabasca River 

▲ Snowcoach trip on a glacier at 
Columbia Icefield 

▲ Cable car ride to the summit of 
Sulphur Mountain 

▲ Peyto Lake, Maligne Canyon and 
Athabasca Falls 

▲ Steak and salmon cook-out at 
Sunwapta Falls 

▲ Visit to the Royal Tyrell Museum of 
Paleontology 

▲ See and photograph wildlife. 

Cost:$l,399* escorted from Harrisburg 

* Based on 1996 costs Includes 
roundtrip air fare from Harrisburg, 
all ground transportation, first-class 
hotels, 7 meals and all excursions 
listed above. 

For more information, cail Siiaron 
Arnoid at (717) 867-6156 



which Oliver Groy stepped out of the American 
House on October 19, 1901, and was slashed in the 
throat by a German "tramp," Ephraim Stober. 
Charles interviewed about 75 people for the book, 
including Groy's great-granddaughter and great- 
grandson. He turned up eight or 10 different versions 
of what later happened to Stober. His first book was 
A Man of the Valley — Tlie Life of Dr. Frederic Miller, 
a biography of die foimer Lebanon Valley College 
president. His second book, Charlie's Story — Tlie 
People I've Known, was a compilation of stories 
about those whose lives had meshed with his in 
Palmyra. 

Jane Shuler Barber '55 has been organist and 
choir director of Livingston Methodist Church in 
Daytona Beach, Ra. for 35 years. 

Dr. Lenwood B. Wert '55, a Lansdowne (Pa.) 
family physician, was elected vice speaker of the 
House of Delegates at the Pennsylvania Osteopathic 
Medical Association's 88th Annual Clinical 
Assembly, held in April 1996 in Philadelphia. 

Dr. Jacquelyn Fetter Douglass '56 and her hus- 
band, Henry G. Douglass '58, are both retii'ed. 

Lawrence E. Jones '56 retired in 1 995 from his 
second career, at Bulk Chemical Co. in Mohrsville, 
Pa., where he developed a chrome-free pretreatment 
of metal that was recently granted a U.S. patent. 

Clair L. Kelly '56 is memorial sales counselor 
for Silbaugh Granite Industries in York, Pa. 

Emma Elizabeth Herr '57 retired in June 1995 
from Warwick School District in Lititz, Pa., after 37 
years of teaching. 



E Peter Hottenstein '57 and his wife, Anita, are 
retired and live in St. Petersburg, Ra. 

N. Linwood Seibert '58 in 1993 retired as an 
instrumental music teacher from the Anne Arundel 
County (Md.) Public Schools. 

Jean Blocher Bowers '59 retired after 35 years 
of teaching in the Carroll County Public Schools in 
Westminster, Md. 

LeRoy E. Copenhaver '59 retired after 38 years 
with the Lititz Mutual Insurance Co. in Lititz, Pa. 

Dr. Helen Graham Gill '59 accompanied a 
group of students from Central Michigan University 
to England for eight weeks. Helen is suident teaching 
director in the school of teacher preparation. 

Linda Shirley Huber '59 is a bus driver for 
South Western School District in Hanover, Pa. 

Gene R. Layser '59 retired from Kutztown 
University after 21 year's of teaching. His wife, 
Marilyn Kreider Layser '59, has been retired for 
several years. 

Karl E. Moyer '59 performed his final organ 
recital as a Millersville University faculty member in 
March 1996. He taught mostly in the fields of music 
history and literature. In retirement he will continue 
as a church musician and organ recitalist. 

Robert D. Sensening '59 retired after 37 years 
with the East Rochester School System in Rochester, 
N.Y. He still teaches at Monroe Community College. 

Susan Trestle Ward '59 is a self-employed 
music teacher and a professional violinist. Her pro- 
fessional quartet. Strings In Motion, plays in the 
Philadelphia-New York area. As a violinist, she has 
performed with Steve Lawrence and Edie Gorme 
and will be playing with Tony Bennett this yeai'. She 
also plays at the casinos in Atlantic City, N.J. 

Johanna Hansen Wilson '59 designs and pub- 
lishes quilt patterns and has recently written two 
books on quilting. She is a quilt designer for Plum 
Creek Patchwork in Walnut Grove, Minn. 

Deaths 

Robert W. Hess '50, October 14, 1995. He had 
retired as a science teacher from the Eastern Lancaster 
County School District in New Holland, Pa. 

Dr. Michael J. Papp '52, December 9, 1995. 

Dr. Eleanor M. Rotz '56, October 1995. She 
was a teacher of the gifted for the Lancaster (Pa.) 
School District. 

Elm Blouch Yeagley '56. June 27, 1993. 

George M. Wentling '58, Febmai7 26, 1996. 
Since 1976, George had been the elementary school 
principal at Conrad Weiser West in Robinsonia, Pa. 
Before that, he taught at North Annville ElemenUiry 
School from 1958 to 1976 and earned a master's 
degree from Penn State. He was a very active mem- 
ber of Christ United Church of Christ in Annville. 

1960s 

News 

Dr. Russel H. Etter '60 has been recertified for 
the fifth time as a Diplomate of the American Board 
of Family Practice. He resides in York, Pa. 

Mary Ranck Slezosky '60 retired from the 
South Western School District in Hanover. Pa., 
where she taught for 36 years. 

Joseph C. Coen '61 is president of ASKCO 
Marketing Services and owner of Squigley's Ice 
Cream and Treats in Carolina Beach, N.C. 

Gary W. DeHart '61 retired in April 1996 as 
manager of human resources at Bethlehem Steel's 
Bums Harbor Division, after serving 30 years with 
Bethlehem Steel. He is now a consultant in human 
resources. He and his wife, Judie, live in LaPorte, Ind. 



Fall 1996 



23 



Nancy Ford '61 retired from the U.S. Army 
Reserve, Army Nurse Corps, after 23 years, includ- 
ing active duty in Germany from 1969 to 1972. She 
is a professor of nursing at Virginia HigUands 
Community College in Abington, Va. 

Judith Kressler '61 retired in 1994 as a reading 
specialist from the Montgomery County Public 
Schools in Rockville. Md. 

Woodrow S. Dellinger '62 is director of the 
master's of health science programs at the John 
Hopkins University School of Hygiene and PubHc 
Health/Department of Matemal and Child Health in 
Baltimore. 

Larry E. McGriff '62, former director of the 
Maiple-Newtown Senior High School Band for 20 
years, serves on a committee to form the Marple- 
Newtown Community Band by contacting former 
members of the Marple-Newtown and Cardinal 
O'Hara bands. 

Rev. WUIiam A. Sherman '63 is interim pastor 
of St. Peter's Lischey's United Church of Christ in 
Spring Grove. Pa. 

Rev. Susan Wolfe Hassinger '64 was elected in 
July 1996 to the episcopacy by the Eastern 
Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist 
Church. (See page 15.) 

Charles H. Martin '64 retired from the 
Philadelphia Electric Co. after 31 years. He was 
elected to a four-year term as Bucks County (Pa.) 
commissioner in November 1995 and chairs the 
board. 

Carol Jimenez St. John '64 is a document 
decoder for Arthur Anderson in Tempe, Ariz. 

Dr. Robert C. Lau '65 was commissioned to 
compose TehiUim for the 100th season of the 
Hairisburg Choral Society; it was premiered during a 
concert this past season. In January 1993, he was 
appointed music director of the choral society. From 
1968 to 1989. he was a member of Lebanon Valley's 
music department, chairing it from 1978 to 1989. He 
serves as organist/choirmaster at Mt. Calvary 
Episcopal Church in Camp Hill and maintains a pri- 
vate studio in violin, viola and composition. He is an 
adjunct faculty member in the Humanities Division 
at Perm State's Harrisburg campus. An active com- 
poser, he has published more than 100 sacred choral 
and organ works with leading music publishers. 

Gail Moritz Oberta '65 is the CEO at Shoal 
Creek Hospital in Austin, Texas. 

Kathleen McQuate Signor '65 is assistant 
chancellor for archives with the Catholic Church's 
Diocese of Harrisburg. 

Carl Synan '65 is a campus minister for United 
Campus Ministry at Penn State in University Park, 
Pa. 

John A. Ulrich '65 ran for the Green Party nom- 
ination in New Mexico for a congressional seat from 
the 1 St Disuict. 

Bonnie Marie Hood Witmer '66 teaches private 
piano lessons in her home and also composes piano, 
vocal and choral music. She is an educational evalu- 
ator and a consultant for home-schooled students. 

Michael M. Kamuyu '67 is a professor of 
Swahili at Wayne State University in Detroit. 

Gretchen Long Woods '67 was interviewed for 
the book WImt We Know So Far. edited by Beth 
Benatonich. and published in 1995 by St. Martin's 
Press. 

C. Scott Shametzka '68 was appointed director 
of the Bel Air (Md.) Town Band and adjunct profes- 
sor at Harford Community College. The town and 
the college share responsibility for the band. He con- 
tinues to teach at C. Milton Wright High School, 
south of Bel Air, where he chairs the music depart- 
ment and directs the senior high school band. He and 



^oM f996 at t/te Val/e^ 
Mark your calendar now for: 

• Phonathon — 

September through November 

• Leadership Conference — 
September 28 

• Family Weekend — 
October 4-6 

• Homecoming Weekend — 
October 25-27 

• New York City Bus Trip- 
December 7 

• Christma&-At-The Valley- 
December 8 



his wife. Sandra George Shametzka '70, are the 
parents of Craig Shartnetzka '96. 

Rev. Thomas Shatto '68 was among the repre- 
sentatives of the United Methodist Church and the 
United Methodist Committee on Relief who signed a 
5200,000 contract with the RSC Group to provide 
free flood damage assessments for Central 
Pennsylvania homeowners who were devastated by 
the mid-winter floods. RSC is a consortium of archi- 
tectural and engineering companies. 

Lynda Senter Smith '68 is regional sales man- 
ager for Technics Musical Instruments, a division of 
Panasonic Co. in Secaucus, N.J. 

Patrick J. Arndt '69 and his wife, Suzette, were 
feamred in the Lebanon Daily News in an article on 
the Bahai religion. Suzette, a musician and artist, said 
that she and Pat came in the faith in different ways. 
In Iran, the birthplace of the Bahai faith, she had lived 
among its followers while employed by an American 
firm from 1977 to 1978. Pat described himself as a 
seeker and drifter when he left college to investi- 
gate several religions and philosophies. One day he 
found a book on Bahai in a small bookstore in 
Campbelltown, Pa., where he grew up. He was 
intrigued, sent for more information and eventually 
joined the faith in 1978. Pat is a claims examiner for 
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

Deaths 

Anita Pingel Durdan '62, May 18, 1994. 

1970s 

News 

Elizabeth Stachow Gamer '70 is a surgical 
nurse at Riverside Regional Medical Center in 
Newport News. Va. 

David M. Murphy '70 and his wife, Dorothy, 
welcomed a son, Peter James Murphy, on January 
23, 1996. 

Dr. K. Paul Hemmaplardh '71 is an engineer- 
ing manager for Boeing Co. in Houston. 

Richard Brunner '73 is first training man- 
ager/program specialist for the Youth Development 
Center/Youth Forestry Camp system under the 
Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. He 
served for 22 years with the Loysville Youth 
Development Center in Newport. 



Edward lannarella '73 is area manager for 
training and development at The Leadership 
Academy in Media, Pa. Ed and Kimberly were mar- 
ried in Lancaster on April 29, 1995. In November 
1995, he opened a gourmet cinnamon roll bakery in 
the Wyoming Valley Mall, 

Rita Myer '73 was named employee of the 
month of April 1 996 for Nurses Available in Lebanon, 
Pa. She is nursing supervisor and does most of the 
firm's in-home assessments, develops and conducts 
classes and is a private duty and staffmg nurse. 

Robert W. Ratti '73 is a self-employed certified 
financial planner/investment advisor in Huntington 
Valley, Pa. He and his wife, Barbara Roth-Ratti, have 
two sons; Lewis and Nicholas. Robert is vice presi- 
dent of membership for the Delaware Valley Society 
of Certified Financial Plaimers, which serves over 
350 members in Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern 
New Jersey and Northern Delaware. 

Dennis F. Ward '73 is a senior claims represen- 
tative at Phico Services Co. in Mechanicsburg, Pa. 

Frank J. Dilger, Jr. '74 works for Hershey Foods 
in Hershey, Pa, His wife, Dianne Hepford '75, is an 
elementary teacher in the Cornwall-Lebanon School 
Disuict. They have one child. Marcus. 

Mary DeLoache Jennings '74 presented a 
workshop at the annual conference of the Maryland 
Music Educators Association in Ocean City. The 
workshop was titled "National Standards in Music 
and the Middle School Curriculum." She teaches 
music in the Howard County School System. 

Thomas C. Dilworth '75 was named senior vice 
president and small-business market manager for 
PNC Bartk's 12-county Central Pennsylvania 
Region. Thomas directs the region's small-business 
banking relauonship management group, which 
focuses on developing loan business and serving 
clients with annual revenues of up to $5 million. 

Lois Goodman Kickbush '75 and her husband, 
Donald, have two children: Robert and Sarah. They 
live in Lebanon, Pa. 

James R. Sprecher '75 is a manual morse tech- 
nician with the Military Intelligence of the U. S. 
Army in Fort Meade, Md. 

Cyntliia Albright Ward '75 is a veterinarian for 
the West Shore Veterinary Hospital in New 
Cumberiand, Pa. 

Harry Bratton '76 is circulation support ser- 
vices manager for the Philadelphia Newspapers, Inc, 

Susan Corso Danbar '76 is a 6th grade math 
teacher and team leader at the Robert K. Shafer 
Middle School in the Bensalem (Pa.) School District. 
She and her husband, David, have two children; Alan 
and Valerie. 

Karen HoUowell Hamer '76 has been serving 
as a Girl Scout leader in Midland, Mich,, for 23 
years. Karen has two children; daughter Emily, 1 2, is 
in a junior troop. Karen serves as a leader for a group 
of 8th- and 9th-grade cadets and helps train other 
leaders for the Mitten Bay Girl Scout Council. 

Elizabeth Baker Lewis '76 and her husband. 
Joseph, have two children: Jocelyn Anne and Samuel 
Joseph. They reside in Valrico, Fla. 

Fred E. Longenecker '77 is a regulatory affairs 
manager in Princeton, N,J., for Novo Nordisk Phar- 
maceutical, a primary manufacturer of insulin/ 
diabetes care products. He and his wife, LuAnn 
Flickinger Longenecker '77, live in Somerset with 
their sons. Marc and Eric. LuAnn teaches early child- 
hood music at Westminster Conservatory (part of 
Westminster Choir College) in Princeton. She is also 
secretary-treasurer of the Kindermusik Educators 
Association. 

Gail Seitzinger Posey '77 is the orchestra direc- 
tor at Eastem Regional High School in Voorhees, 



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Make Alumni 

Weekend 

Even Merrier: 

Locate Your Lost 
Classmates 

Can YOU help the Alumni 
Office find addresses for these 
alumni from classes that will 
be celebrating a reunion in 
1997? If so, call us toll-free at 
1-800- ALUM-LVC. 

1932 

Emma Yost Blundo 
Elizabeth Lefever Johnson 
Preston S. Kohler 
Hester Thompson Lewis 
Robert J. McCusker 
Marlin L. Miller 
Olianus J. Orsino 
Rev. Marvin K. Schell 

1937 

Gerald E. Bittinger 
Miss M. J. Hamish 
Wilbur A. Leech 

1942 

Donald H. Brensinger 
Mabel Hess Pensinger 

1947 

Mary Myers Aungst 
Dr Irene Ebersole Kelly 
Dr. WilUam J. Lloyd 
Martha H. Wikerd 

1952 

Armen Banklian 
Harold Coopersmith 
Rev. William M. Elliott 
James F. Fawber 
Robert F. Clock 
Frank J. Howe 
S. A. Levitz 
Frank A. Staneck 
Eleanor L. Wells 

1957 

Dr. Henry M. Abramson 
Roger A. Finney 
Robert W. Handley 
Michael W. Heynio 
Marion Patton Hough 
Dr. James E. Houston 
JacqueMne Dove Jennette 
Joan Sprague Jeter 



Elizabeth Wiley May 
Lt. Col. J. Harlan Mohler 
Stanley H. Molotsky 
Dean F. Norris 
Eugene J. Pietreniak 
Jack M. Repert 
Joseph W. Spier 
WiUiam E. Veasey 

1962 

Karl T. Brandt 
Larry F. Cisney 
Rev. Harold J. Dom 
Edward M. Dunlevy 
Joseph A. Fox 
Dr. Robert L. Habig 
William H. Hooke 
Dr. Joseph R. Hooper 
Dr. Kenneth K. Light 
Jon E. Marshall 
Edward V. Mirmak 
Jean Kauffman Morgan 
Annette Kurr Morris 
Joseph E. Scarfe 
John K. Seymour 
Donna Bressler Shadle 
Charles D. Shaw 
Paul E. Voss 
David M. Weekley 
Dr. Richard T. YmgUng 

1967 

Janet Leinbach Almond 
Paul D. Bartles 
Richard J. Carlson 
Daniel F. Chambers 
Joseph N. Foster 
Dr. Wilham D. Furst 
Rev. Robert W. Geiger 
Charles F Gering 
Dr. Harold F Giles 
Donald J. Graybill 
Frank E. Guy 
Harold S. Hedd 
Barbara Shaw Johnson 
Mamie M. Kamara 
Rev. Paul F Keefer 
David L. KeperUng 
Duane H. LeBaron 
Jedediah E. Looker 
James M. McKinney 
John K. McManus 
Carol Ochoa 
David J. Piersol 
Jack S. Schwalm 
Judith Shober Starr 
Martha M. Tjhin 
Tomoko Shimada Yuhasz 

1972 

Cheryl A. Acosta 
Guy F. Baker 
Sandra M. Beimfohr 
Sue Helm Bess 
Mary Stoner Bradley 



Stephen A. Cranage 
Becky Huber Davidowski 
Robin L. Ditzler 
Deborah Monaghan Fetzer 
Margaret Whiting Gordon 
Richard C. Hartman 
Dianne Bates Hollen 
Beth E. Jones 
Ralph H. Khnger 
Susan Bellas Lewin 
Robert C. LoBianco 
Adam W. Miller 
Andrea Brandsberg Nagy 
James E. Nagy 
Thomas H. Naus 
Maxine Spangler ObUski 
Barbara Maxwell Olds 
Leslie Beatty Rice 
Thomas A. Richardson 
Susan Rohland Sattelmair 
Dorothy Fine Siegert 
William R. Snyder 
Jerry W. Solomon 
Thomas M. Strizver 
Alfred R. Thoronka 
Henry C. Umstead 
Jann Helbig Van Dyke 
Carol Koch Vassallo 
Tanya Lineberry Wagner 
Craig R. Werner 
Joan Sorcek Womer 

1977 

Leonard C. Alvino 
Margaret Say lor Baeder 
Maj. John J. Baker, Jr. 
Capt. Sally A. Bechtel 
Cynthia Wildrick Bielecki 
Carl R. Bly 
Andrew J. Boltz 
Vicki M. Butler 
JuUa Carleton 
Kevin R. Cary 
Winona Merkel Crist 
Charles B. Dixon 
Jeff A. Fackler 
Nancy Lambert Frantz 
Brent S. Gartner 
Cynthia Bowen Glass 
Leo W. Guffey 
George E. Keyes 
Dean M. Kruppenbach 
Paul H. Marchinetti 
Robin K. Mathias 
Raymond M. Modugno 
Joanne Boyer Moyer 
Theresa J. O' Kelly 
Gregory J. Pasquarello 
Roy F Rittle 
Pamela L. Robbins 
David W. Schleder 
Gordon S. Shannon 
Richard S. Siegel 
Lynne M. Warfel 



Fred A. Weikel 
David M. Zeigler 

1982 

Michael D. Armpriester 
Cameron A. Bruce 
Lizabeth M. Cunfer 
Scott M. Dallas 
JoAnne Davis 
Wilham L. EasterUng, Jr. 
Peter D. Gale 
Karen Kisniewski Hall 
Grace SpruieU Harrold 
Brian K. Jacobsen 
Michael S. Johnson 
Rubina Khan- Ahmed 
David A. Light 
Lisa A. Madigan 
Lisa Knock McGinley 
Wallace L. Prussman 
Lance D. Putt 
John J. Reinhold 
Ernest T. Richardson 
Albert E. Seidel 
Jane Arm M. SinopoU 
Ehzabeth Y. Sung 
Drew S. Tamaki 
Scot P. Tennant 
Piet G. Van Keulen 

1987 

Tina M. Bakowski 
Kathy L. Brandt 
David M. Campbell 
James P. Devlin 
Kristen A. Good 
Michael D. Hauck 
Cheryl A. (BoUinger) 

Lacovara 
F. Scott Rocco 
Brian S. Salldin 
Michael Stachow 
Nicholas N. Vlaisavljevic 
Anne Eberly Wertz 
Phillip R. Wyckoff 

1992 

Jonathan L. Anderson 
Robert M. Chaney 
Yvette M. Chappell 
Keith W. Copenhaver 
Ottavio C. D'AngeMs 
Naomi C. Greenstein 
Bethlehem Guedlu 
Michael D. Hanwalt 
Gregory R. Jackson 
Tanya P. Loveday 
H. Robert McCready 
James W Riegel 
Judith L. (Barron) Rockett 
James C. Steele 
Roberta R. (Meritz) Steinig 
Lisabeth R. Whitney 



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N.J. She also directs three handbell choirs — one at 
Eastern and two at Resurrection Lutheran Church in 
Levittown. Pa. 

Jerald Steiner '77 is a R&D scientist for Pacific 
Hemostasis in Huntersville, N.C. His wife. Deborah 
Hanshaw Steiner '77, is a self-employed contract 
editor of scientific books. They have one child, 
Michael, bom in 1987. 

Lynore Heinzelman Walsleben '77 is included 
in Who's Wlw Among America's Teachers, 1996 for 
the second time in four years. Lynore teaches biology 
and environmental science at Downingtown (Pa.) 
Senior High School. Her husband. Paul J. 
Walsleben '74, is a CPA and works for PNC Mutual 
Funds in Delaware. 

Linda Staples '78 is a United Methodist pastor 
in the Cartersville (Va.) United Methodist charge, 
where she is heavily involved in youth ministry and 
disaster relief She and her husband. Gary F. Alvis. 
have two children, Jaime and Kelly. 

Wesley K. Tervo "78 is an implementation spe- 
cialist with ADP National Accounts in Clifton, N.J. 
He also serves as a consultant to The Baseball 
Workshop. He and his wife, Lori, have three chil- 
dren: Brian, Rebecca and Matthew. 

Matthew M. Curtin '79 is a consultant for 
Pinkerton Consulting, Inc. in Plymouth Meeting, 
Pa. He and his wife, Barbara, have two children: 
Eric and Evan. 

Robert A. Long '79 is a controller for Arthur 
Funk & Sons, Inc. in Lebanon, Pa. 

Luong T. Nguyen '79 is a technical manager for 
Rohm & Haas Co. in the research division located in 
Spring House, Pa. 

Michael A. Setley '79 is a lawyer with Stevens 
& Lee in Reading, Pa. He and his wife, Jane, have 
three sons: Matthew, Anthony and Joseph. 

Joan Squires '79 is president and CEO of the 
Phoenix Symphony in Arizona. She was die subject 
of a profile in Business Jounial-Phoenix & The 
Valley of the Sun. on February 2, 1996. The articles 
dealt with how she solved the orchestra's fmancial 
problems. 

John M. Sultzbaugh '79 is manager, product 
engineering at Hauck Manufacturing Co. in Annville. 
He and his wife, Brenda, have a son, Aaron. 

1980s 

News 

Karen I. Mohl-Nesmith '80 is a registered 
nurse at Polyclinic Medical Center in Harrisburg. 
She and her husband. Rodney L. Nesmith. have a 
son, Matthew. 

Sharon Wallace-Dorsey '80 is music teacher 
and owner of the Woodwind Studio in Harrisburg. 
She and her husband, Hugh, have two daughters: Tia 
and Simone. 

Dr. Albert R. Zavatsky, Jr. '80 is a medical 
officer/general internal medicine for Indian Health 
Service at Fort Belknap Hospital in Harlem, Mont. 

Dr. Stephen R. Angeli '81 is a member of the 
technical staff of AMP Inc. in Harrisburg. His wife, 
Valerie Lanik Angeli '82 is employed by Good 
Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon, Pa. 

Barbara Cooper Bair '81 is a teacher/band 
director at the John Carroll School in Bel Air, Md. 
She plays oboe/English horn with the Susquehanna 
Symphony Orchestra. 

Linda A. Tyrrell Bolasky '81 and her husband. 
Douglas, have two children: Andrew and Audrey. 

Susan Frieswyk '81 is a personnel management 
specialist at the National Institutes of Health in 



Bethesda, Md., and continues to sing with the 
Maryland Choral Society. 

Glenn A. Goellner '81 is a salesman for F & R 
Industrial Supply Co. in Kenilworth N.J. He and his 
wife, Jane, have two daughters: Katherine and 
Ehzabeth. 

Kathryn M. Kreiner '81 is executive director of 
the Victims' Intervention Program (VIP) in 
Honesdale. Pa. A non-profit organization, VIP pro- 
vides counseling and crisis services to victims/sur- 
vivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in 
Wayne County. 

Dr. Kathleen M. Picciano '81 is a veterinarian 
for the New Jersey Racing Commission in Trenton. 
She and her husband, Chris Bems, have a son, James 
Christopher 

Kim Reese '81 in August 1995 left the U. S. Air 
Force Band in Washington. D. C, to pursue doctoral 
studies in music education. Now a teaching assistant 
in the school of music at Perm State University, she 
teaches music education and French hom. She main- 
tains an active private French hom studio in the 
Harrisburg area and is principal hom player of the 
Harrisburg Symphony. She also serves on the faculty 
of both Elizabethtown College and Messiah College. 
In March, she presented her research conceming 
women composers of band music at the Eastern 
Division meeting of the College Band Directors 
National Association at Rutgers University. In April, 
she participated in the research poster session at the 
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association confer- 
ence in Valley Forge. 

Mabel Sadler '81 is a registered nurse for Cedar 
Haven Hospital in Lebanon, Pa. 

Charles R. Sapp '81 is president of Milford 
Pawn. Inc., in Milford, Del. He plays the saxophone 
and keyboard in his own band, which performs on 
the East Coast. Charles received a master's degree in 
political science and criminal justice from the 
University of Tennessee in 1992; he also studied sax- 
ophone there with Jerry Coker 

Elizabeth Knowles Sliwa '81 and her husband, 
Joseph, have two children: Kathryn and Richard. 

Kirth W. Steele '81 is a commander in the U. S. 
Navy. She is a pulmonoUgist and critical care spe- 
cialist stationed at the Naval Aerospace and 
Operational Medical Institute in Pensacola. Fla. 
where she is a flight surgeon. 

Marguerite Woodland Bock '82 and her hus- 
band. Tim. have a daughter, Rachel Marie. 

Charles J. Fischer '82 and his wife, Pamela 
Shadel Fischer '81, welcomed a son. Zachary 
Joseph, on August 16, 1995. Charles is a special edu- 
cation teacher at Roselle Park High School in 
Flanders, N.J. Pam is assistant vice president of pub- 
lic relations and financial services for the AAA of 
New Jersey Auto Club. 

Scott Mailen '82 is administrative coordinator 
of Intermediate Unit 13's Alternative Education 
Program in Lebanon, Pa. 

Daniel A. Reppert '82 is assistant to the chief 
executive at Royal Insurance in Charlotte, N.C. He 
and his wife, Linda Kay. have two children: Justin 
and Brandon. 

Jud F. Stauffer '82, an English teacher in 
Dallastown. Pa., has created a sports and recreation lit- 
erature course that was featured in the York Sunday 
News. Two experts on the Civil War shared with Jud's 
class how the troops created sports of their own when 
they weren't fighting battles. If it hadn't been for the 
Civil War. baseball might not have been as well-orga- 
nized as it is. Since the government did not supply 
troops any recreational or sports opportunities, soldiers 
organized events themselves. Popular activities were 
boxing, cockfighting, letter writing, chess and pitching 



It's Phonathon Time 
Again... 

And you know what that means! 
Through the end of November, 
students will be calling during the 
LVC phonathon to ask for your 
pledge of support to the Annual Fund. 

Last year, students reached out to 
more than 7.000 alumni, parents and 
friends, and reacquainted them with 
the Valley, recorded their change of 
address or phone, passed messages 
to favorite professors and logged a 
record number of pledges. When 
they call, BE LVC PROUD and lend 
them an ear. 



horseshoes. To bowl, the soldiers carved bowling pins 
from trees and used cannon balls. 

Felecia Snyder Summy '82 performs with 
Special Delivery, which capttired fourth place in the 
quartet competition of the Sweet Adelines 
International regional convention and competition in 
Ocean City. Md.. in April 1996. 

Pete A. Donnelly '83 is a captain in the Air Force 
and commander of Cadet Squadron 34. U. S. Air 
Force Academy, in Colorado Springs, Colo. 

Darnell Farley Fox '83 is vice president, nurs- 
ing services at Good Samaritan Regional Medical 
Center in Pottsville, Pa. 

Ramona Keefer Harwick '83 works for the 
Lehigh County Housing Authority in Bethlehem, Pa. 

Karen Breitenstein Johnson '83 works for tiie 
Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital. She and her hus- 
band, Daniel, have two sons: DJ and Korey. 

Robert Lemke '83 is controller for Slomin's, 
Inc., which sells home heating oil on Long Island, 
N.Y., and installs/monitors residential security sys- 
tems in tiie Mid-Atlantic region. He and his wife, 
Carol, have two daughters: Laura and Sara. 

Marilyn Lisowski Lennox '83 is associate 
brands manager for Hershey Chocolate in Hershey, 
Pa. She and her husband. Thomas, have two chil- 
dren: Scott and Eric. Marilyn received an M.B.A. 
from Lebanon Valley. 

Darryl L. Roland '83 is organist and choirmas- 
ter at The Cathedral Church of St. John in 
Wilmington, Del. 

Debra Decker Ward '83 formed her own busi- 
ness. Information Development, in October 1995. In 
March 1996 she joined PSI, an international market- 
ing research firm in Tampa, Fla., and works out of 
her home in Hebron, Md., doing data analysis, graph- 
ics production and report preparation. 

Holly Hanawalt Gainor '84 and her husband, 
David, have two children: Emma Jean and David 
Hanawalt. 

Jessie Keller Green '84 is assistant manager/ 
designer at Royer's Flowers in Palmyra, Pa. 

Ann Buchman Orth '84 is senior research bio- 
chemist at Dow Elanco in Indianapolis, Ind. 

June Sanchez Riddle '84 is program director at 
Family Support Associates Harrisburg, of the Family 
Preservation Program. She was instrumental in the 
development and implementation of die Intensive 



26 The Valley 



Family Preservation Pennsylvania Network. She 
oversees and manages the quarterly network meet- 
ings and the quarterly newsletter and coordinates col- 
laboration with the Intensive Family Preservation 
tri-state and national networks. 

M. Dean Sauder '84 is an actor for "Sight and 
Sound" at Strasburg, Pa. He and his wife, Doris, 
completed a one-year term with Eastern Mennonite 
Missions as missionaries in Albania. 

V. Lyle TVumbull '84 was granted a Ph.D. in 
ecology from the University of nUnois Champaign- 
Urbana in 1995. He is now a postdoctoral research 
fellow at Harvard University. He and his wife, 
Tamara, have a son, Vemon NeU. 

Todd S. Dellinger '85, M '95 has been pro- 
moted to assistant vice president/financial planning 
office of Farmers Trust Bank in Lebanon, Pa. 

Paul M. Gou2a '85 and his wife. Laurie A. 
Kamann Gouza '87, welcomed a daughter, 
Madison Leigh, on January 25. She joins a sister, 
HaUey Anne, bom on May 13. 1993. 

Joseph A. Lamberto '85 and his wife, Maureen, 
welcomed their second child, Joseph, on January 6, 
1996. Their daughter, Abbey, was bom on June 8, 

1994. Joseph is site support manager for GPU 
Service Corp. in Parsippany, N.J. 

Elizabeth Keers Thomas '85 is director pre- 
school/senior director of the Memchen Edison 
YMCA in Metuchen, N.J. She had her husband, 
Gary, have one chUd: Heather Lynn. Gary is in his 
19th year with Delta Air Lines at the Newark 
International Airport. 

Jeanne Daly '86 is a music teacher for grades K- 
2 for the Washington Township Board of Education 
in Long Valley, N.J. 

Holly Smith Flanders '86 is director of dining 
services for The Wood Co. in Kensington, Md. 

Jane A. Hepler '86 teaches social studies at 
Cedar Crest High School in Lebanon, Pa. She is vice 
chair of the Pennsylvania State Education 
Association's bitergroup Relation Commission. 

Dicksie Boehler Lewis '86 and her husband, 
Scott, welcomed a son, Joel Scott, on April 4, 1995. 

Kathleen De Graw MacLeod '86 is a veteri- 
narian in a small animal practice in Ithaca, N.Y. She 
and her husband, James, welcomed a daughter. Erin 
Lindsay, bom on Febraary 21, 1995. 

Maria T. Montesano '86 married David R. 
Boyer on May 11, 1996, in Hershey, Pa. Holly M. 
Smith '86 served as maid of honor. Maria is 
employed by the Pennsylvania Medical Society in 
Harrisburg. 

Sara Bartlett Schemehl '86 and her husband, 
Michael, welcomed their first child, Meredith Nicole, 
onAprilie, 1996. 

William L. Stevenson '86 is district manager for 
Keibler Industries, Inc., New Kensington, Pa. He and 
his wife, Doreen, have three children: WiUiam, 
Daniel and Lauren. 

Mark Sutovich '86 and his wife, Melissa 
Miller-Sutovich '88, welcomed Adam Lawrence on 
January 22, 1996; he joins his brother, Ryan, 3. 

John Alex Bishop '87 and his wife, Denise, wel- 
comed their fourth child. Lea, on December 19, 

1995. John is an insurance agent for State Farm 
Insurance in Cambridge, Md. 

Kristi Cheney '87 is a hospital social worker at 
Mercer Medical Center in Trenton, N.J. 

Ronald A. Hartzell '87 is a senior market 
research analyst for CoreStates Bank in Reading, Pa. 
He and his wife, Melanie, welcomed a daughter, 
Emily Gabrielle, on August 29, 1995. 

Lisa Gentile Helock '87 and her husband, 
James, welcomed a son, Christopher, on October 
1, 1995. 




Jo Ellen Jeweler '87 in January 1996 became 
the owner of SiUcon Valley Electronics in Annapolis. 
Md. Her poem, "Alas. Challenger," was pubhshed in 
the anthology Windows of the Soul: it also won the 
National Library of Poetry's 1995 North American 
Open Poetry Contest's Editor's Choice Award. 
Another poem, "Lover's Seasons," was published 
this spring in the Poetry Guild of America's anthol- 
ogy Symphonies of the Soul. 

Dr. Robert J. Lloyd '87 is chief surgical resident 
at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. 
He earned his degree at the Pennsylvania College of 
Osteopathic Medicme (PCOM) in 1991 and in the 
past five years has completed an intemship and a 
general surgical residency at PCOM. 

Karen Mackrides '87 is market analyst at IBM 
in Camp Hill, Pa. In her new role she is responsible 
for competitive analysis strategic planning and port- 
foho management for a segment of IBM's Global 
Services business. 

Cynthia A. Smith Myers '87 is on leave from 
the Carroll County (Md.) Public Schools as a vocal 
music teacher. She and her husband, Timothy, have 
two children; Jacob Thomas and Rebekah Elizabeth. 

Jennifer Ross Pavid '87 and her husband, 
Douglas, who were married in 1989, have one chUd, 
JacqueUne, bom June 29, 1995. 

Rhea Lippe Shambo '87 is a critical care nurse 
at Polyclinic Medical Center in Harrisburg. She 
recently attained CCRN certification. 

LeRoy G. Whitehead, Jr. '87 is assistant princi- 
pal of Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School in 
Rumson, N.J. He received a master's degree from 
Rider University in December 1995. LeRoy and his 
wife, Cheryl Stoltzfus Whitehead '88, have two 
daughters, Megan and Sarah. 

Steve Witmer '87 is an attorney for Ivins, 
Phillips and Barker in Washington, D.C. 

Richard Bittinger '88, an EngUsh teacher at 
Hershey High School, was a member of the team 
responsible for gainmg a national award for the 
school. U.S. Education Secretary Richard Riley 
noted diat the 226 pubUc and private secondary 
schools chosen for die "Blue Ribbon School" recog- 
nition displayed challenging academic standards, rig- 
orous curriculums, safe environments and low 



drop-out rates, among other achievements. 

Laurie Devine '88 is a graduate student at 
Baylor University in Waco, Texas, studying to be a 
speech and language pathologist. She expects to 
graduate in August 1997. She married WiUiam 
Sribney on October 1. 1994. 

Dr. Christian S. Hamann '88 spoke on 
"Translation of the Genetic Code" on April 15, 1996, 
at Lebanon Valley's Garber Science Center. Chris is 
doing postdoctoral research at Thomas Jefferson 
University in Philadelphia. 

Roberta Arbogast Lipman '88 and her hus- 
band, AHan. welcomed their fu^t child. Kelsey Anne, 
in September 1995. They live in Phoenix, Ariz. 

Theresa Martin '88 married William Campbell 
'83 on October 7, 1995, in McSherrystown, Pa. 
Theresa is a benefits finance consultant for Lockheed 
Martin Corp. in Bethesda, Md. BiU is an achiarial 
consultant for MUliman and Robertson in Vienna, Va. 

Melanie Babcock Nowicki '88 is staffing con- 
sultant for Western Staff Services in New Castie, Del. 

Jeffrey Savoca '88 is daily operations manager 
of Up-Front Footwear in Lebanon, Pa., which he 
owns and operates with his father, Jerry Savoca. It is 
the largest American manufacturer of marching band 
shoes. In die ftim, Mr. Holland's Opus, Richard 
Dreyfuss. who stars as high school band director 
Glen Holland, wears the firm's shoes. The filmmak- 
ers used nearly 200 pairs of "Dinkles" for Mr. 
Holland and his fictitious John F. Kennedy High 
School Eagles marching band. 

Glenda Shetter '88 married Kevin Arnold 
'91 on April 23, 1994; they reside in New 
Cumberland, Pa. 

J. Michael Steckman '88 combines his interests 
in education and computers in his work with the 
Chester County (Pa.) Intermediate Unit. He provides 
training and user support for a school administration 
software package being developed by a consortium 
of schools. 

Joseph E. Buehler '89 has been named head 
football coach at his alma mater. Palmyra (Pa.) High 
School. Joe is an English teacher for Milton Hershey 
School in Hershey. 

G. Scott Carter '89 is an attorney with 
Pepper, Hamilton, & Scheetz in Washington, D.C. 
After three years of practicing law, Scott has 
decided to pursue an M.Ed, at George Mason 



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Making a Bequest To 
Lebanon Valley College 

T "TT Then you attended Lebanon 

1 Jl / Valley College, you benefitted 
V V from the generosity of those 
who came before you. Their gifts 
helped fund the facilities, professors, 
and scholarships that made your educa- 
tion possible. 

Many of the college's friends make a 
similar contribution by remembering 
their alma mater in their will. 

Please contact us if you are planning 
a bequest to the college. We can review 
the terms of your bequest to ensure that 
we are able to comply with your wishes. 

Your bequest is also eligible for 
acknowledgement through our Honors 
Society'. This provides an opportunity' 
to thank you publicly, and also inspires 
others who may be considering a simi- 
lar donation. 

For more information, please return 
the form below, or call Paul Brubaker, 
director of planned giving, at 1-800- 
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University; he hopes to obtain certification to 
teach high school math by May 1997. 

Karen Burt Haney '89 and her husband, 
Richard, welcomed their first child, Margaret Ann, 
on September 29. 1995. Karen is an experience 
rating consultant for the National Council on 
Compensation hisurance in Boca Raton, Ha. 

Mary E. Hervey '89, a software/PC technical 
support technician, hves in Downington, Pa. 

C. Todd Metzler '89 is an actuarial analyst for 
DuPont in Wilmington. Del. He married Carole Price 
on May 11. 1995. 

Douglas Nyce '89 and his wife, Rosalind, Uve in 
Auckland, New Zealand. Doug is enrolled full-time 
in a M.A. program in philosophy at the University of 
Auckland. In addition, at Cornwall Park Primary 
School, he teaches woodwinds, brass and percussion 
part-time. He also sings with the Opera New Zealand 
Chorus. 

George Stockburger '89 and his wife, Kim 
Weisser Stockburger '89, welcomed a son, George 
Stockburger in May 1995. George is president of 
Stockburger Chrysler/Plymouth and is a partner of 
Stockburger Chevrolet/GEO. both in Newtown. Pa. 

David S. Wonderly '89 is an instirance agent for 
R. T. Dunn Insurance. Inc. in Mechanicsburg. Pa. 

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Matthew J. Andris '90 is a mathematics teacher 
at Burlington Township (N.J.) High School. He mar- 
ried Susan Waszkiewicz on August 12. 1995. 

Renato Biribin '90 is a ftee-lance script writer 
and actor in New York City. 

Peter J. Fowler '90 is the regional manager of 
Freon Distribution in Dade County. Ha. He married 
Nancy C. Comerford of Coral Springs, Ha., on 
March 17. 1996. 

Christopher A. K. Frye '90 married Heidi R. 
Hendel on August 12, 1995 in Beverly Hills. 
Chicago. Christopher is the vicar of Dr Martin 
Luther Church in Oconomowac. Wis. In September 
1996. they will return to Chicago, where Christopher 
hopes to complete his seminary education at the 
Lutheran School of Theology. 

Susan Kazinski '90 married Eric J. Hanson on 
October 21, 1995. 

Kenneth R. Latorre '90 is regional sales 
director for Odyssey MobiUty Systems, Inc. in 
WUhamsburg, Va. 

Kathleen Ryan Leedy '90 and her husband, 
Gregory Leedy '91, have two children: Carolyn 
Alice and Jacob Ronald. Gregory is a supervisor for 
New Penn Motor Express in Reading, Pa. 

Kathy Supplee Oliver '90 is a social worker for 
Make-A-Wish of the Mid-Atlantic, Inc. of Baltimore. 
She is married to Buddy Oliver '90, who is a sys- 
tems analyst for Fiberplex, Inc. in Annapohs. Buddy 
plays bass for an all-original rock band, Voodoo Meat 
Bucket. 

Paul Paulson, Jr. '90 is an organ builder for 
Petty-Madden, which is located in Trenton, N.J.. and 
speciaUzes in organs built in the American eclectic 
style. 

Stefan] Magazine Skillen '90 is an in-office 
support worker for PA Bingo Inc. in WiUiamsport, 
Pa. She and her husband. Robert Skillen. are the par- 
ents of Allegra Noel, bom on February 6, 1993. 

Beverly T. Swiadas '90 is a vocational coun- 
selor for the Shasta County Department of Social 
Services in Redding, Calif. She has a daughter, Jodie 
Swiadas-Peters. 

Stefanie L. Wilds '90 married Steven R. Keyte 



on November 24, 1995, in Norristown, Pa. Stefanie 
is a human resources assistant, specializing in 
Employee Relations, for AMETEK. Inc. in PaoU, Pa. 
She is working on a master's in education degree in 
instructional systems programs at Penn State 
University. 

Amy M. Castle '91 is a marketing associate for 
Waldorf Corp. in St. Paul. Minn. 

Brian A. Hand '91 is inventory shrinkage man- 
ager of Pep Boys in Philadelphia. His wife, Rebecca 
L. Dugan-Hand '92, is director of social service at 
Rivers Edge Nursing and RehabiUtation Center in 
Philadelphia. 

Todd A. Mentzer '91 is director of bands for the 
Erlanger-Elsmere School District in Erlanger, Ky. 
His high school marching band placed fourth in the 
1995 state marching band fmals. He and his wife, 
Joyce Attix Mentzer '91, have a daughter, Lauren, 
bom on August 21, 1994. Joyce is director of music 
at Summerside Methodist Church in Cincinnati. 

Albert P. Senft '91 has been accepted into a 
Ph.D. program in toxicology at the University of 
Cincinnati. 

Joseph T. Souders '91. married Sally Neal of 
Arkansas City, Kans., on August 5, 1995. Joseph is a 
junior staff scientist for Dynamac Corp. in Fort Riley. 

Carol Swavely '91 teaches in the North Penn 
School District in Lansdale, Pa. 

David R. Umla '91 is an associate copy editor in 
the book division of the men's health and fitness 
department at Rodale Press. Inc., in Emmaus, Pa. 

John D. Wade '91 married Jennifer Gieriec on 
April 20. 1996. 

Andrew Wangman '91 is employed by J.C. 
Penney Co. in Lancaster, Pa. He served from 1993 to 
1995 as a native speaker/lecturer in the Enghsh as a 
Second Language program at the University 
of Opole in Poland, as part of Pennsylvania 
Partnerships Abroad. 

Robert M. White '91 married Rebecca F. Yoder 
on November 11, 1995. 

Erika Allen '92 teaches in the School District of 
Upper Moreland Township in Willow Grove, Pa. 

R. Hille Craig '92 is an employment coordina- 
tor for General Personnel Consultants in Tampa. She 
anticipates studying for an M.B.A. in human 
resource management at the University of South 
Horida. 

Shanna Godfrey '92 is a children's therapist in 
Jasper, Ha., with the North Horida Mental Health 
Agency. She received a master's of education degree 
in counseling psychology from 'Valdosta State 
University in Valdosta, Ga. 

Gretchen A. Harteis '92 is a physical therapist 
for Action Rehab in Juneau, Alaska. She hopes to go 
to Africa with the Peace Corps. 

Karina Hoffman '92 is a registered nurse 
employed by York United Methodist Home and the 
Lancaster Visiting Nurses' Association. 

Michelle Feaser Moore '92 is an assistant pro- 
gram coordinator at die Hershey Medical Center 

Gary V. Nolan '92 is the assistant manager of 
Lebanon Valley's College Store. 

Keith Schleicher '92 is senior statistician for 
Capital One Financial Corp. in Richmond, Va. 

Stacey L. Seldomridge '92 recently opened The 
Island Resource, an educational supply store in 
Cleona, Pa., that features teacher resources, educa- 
tional toys and games, children's books and arts and 
crafts materials. 

Linda Naugle Shader '92 is a cytotechnologist 
for Omega Medical Laboratories in Harrisburg. 

Amber Lynn Hegi Steckman '92 is on the 
human resources administrative staff of American 
Baptist Churches, USA. 



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David M. Sullivan '92 is manager of business 
tax systems for Delaware's Division of Revenue, 
based in Wilmington. 

Sarah Thompson '92 married Robert Smith on 
November 25, 1995, in Lebanon Valley's Miller 
Chapel. Sarah is director of Kindercare in Lebanon. 

William J. Rossnock '92 in 1996 received an 
M.S. degree in administration of justice from 
Shippensburg University. 

Jeanne Stansfield '92 married John Walls U on 
April 20, 1996. 

Danielle C. Fetters Yoder '92 is instructor/ 
coordinator of the dropout prevention program for 
TIV No. 1 1 Adult Education and Job Training Center 
in Lewistown, Pa. 

Larry Christopher Barnes '93 and Janet 
Laura Montanaro '91 were married on August 6, 
1995, in Easton, Conn. They reside in Seymour. 

Roger Beitel '93 teaches for the North Star 
School District in Johnstown, Pa. 

Nicole Bradford '93 is a pediatric case manager 
at Ford Bend Family Health Center in Houston. 

Wendy M. Burkert '93 is an early childhood 
intervention specialist for Piedmont Behavioral 
Healthcare in Concord, N.C. 

Susan Hibbs DeFalcis '93 and her husband, 
Daniel, welcomed their first child, Nicholas Stephen, 
on March 29, 1996. 

John DiGilio '93 lives in London, where he is 
pursuing a J.D. degree. 

David W. Esh '93 married Melinda C. 
Narkiewicz '92 on October 28, 1995, in 
Shavertown, Pa. David is a nuclear/environment 
engineer with Argonne National Laboratory in Idaho 
Falls, Idaho. He is completing work toward a Ph.D. 
from Penn State University. 

Carol Fedorchak Fields '93 is a therapeutic 
recreation/social rehabihtion worker for Halcyon 
Activity Center in Lebanon, Pa. 

Stephen M. Hand '93 is a regional director of 
HRSoft, Inc. in Morristown, N.J. He received a mas- 
ter's degree in human resource management/indus- 
trial relations in May 1995 at Widener University, 
where he coached the men's varsity soccer team. 

Kelly Lyons '93 works for Cardinal Techno- 
logies, Inc. in Lancaster, Pa. She also has her own 
freelance design business. Design Solutions. 

Matthew D. Barr '94 is employed by Bayer 
Corp. in West Haven, Conn. 

Michele L. Bottomley '94 is a middle school 
teacher at Cedars Academy in Laurel, Md. 

2nd LL Jennifer L Bower '94 received the 
Army Commendation Medal and the Humanitarian 
Service Ribbon for assisting in last October's 
Hurricane Marilyn rehef effort in the Virgin Islands. 
She graduated in February from the 82nd Airborne 



LVC Offers Credit Card 

In the upcoming weeks, you may 
receive a teleplione call from MBNA 
America Bank offering you a credit 
card. But don 't hang up! This card 
isn't like all the others — it's a 
Lebanon Valley College credit card. 

Touting no annual fee and a com- 
petitive interest rate, the new card 
will be offered to all alumni and 
current students this fall. 

Say yes to an LVC MasterCard, 
and take a little piece of the Valley 
with you every day 



Division's Jumpmaster School. She resides in 
Fayetteville, N.C. 

Jason L. Burgess '94 is a student at New York 
Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, N.Y. 

Susan Cohen '94 is the international coordina- 
tor of l-Net in Bethesda, Md. 

Cathy E. Connors '94 married John Sostick on 
April 20, 1996, in St. John the Baptist CathoUc 
Church in Pottsville, Pa. 

Catherine E. Crissman '94 is the alumni rela- 
tions/special events coordinator at Penn State 
University's Delaware County campus. She is work- 
ing on her M.S. Ed. degree at the University of 
Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. 

Kent C. Eckerd '94 is corporate support analyst 
for Pennsylvania Blue Shield in Camp Hill, Pa. 

Michael A. Hartman '94 is senior sales repre- 
sentative with Lanier Woridwide, Inc. 

John Lauffer '94 works for Vermont Pub and 
Brewery in Buriington. 

Juhanne Machita '94 is a psychotherapist 
at Turning Point Mental Health Center in 
PottsviUe, Pa. 

Barbara Nasfie '94 teaches 4th grade at the 
Stantonsburg Elementary School with the Wilson 
County (N.C.) School District. 

Deanna Sanders-Hoar '94 is a medical tech- 
nologist for Healtfi South in Pleasant Gap, Pa. 

Lynn M. Sosnoskie '94 is a groundskeeper for 
the Tyler Arboretum in Media, Pa. She completed 
two internships, at Longwood Gardens and the Mt. 
Cuba Center. 

Christine Walther '94 works in membership 
services for the Executive Women's Golf 
Association in West Palm Beach, Fla. 

Raymond Wimer '94 is a graduate student at 
Syracuse University. 

Melissa Anderson '95 is a full-time M.B.A. stu- 
dent at St. Joseph's University in Piiiladelpiiia. She 
is a graduate assistant in the development office, 
working with the annual fund. 

Dana M. Centofanti '95 is a pre-kindergarten 
teacher for the Kid Academy Learning Center in 
Mount Holly, N.J. 

Brian C. Davis '95 is a chemist/quality control 
auditor for Barre-National, Inc., Alpharma Labs, in 
Baltimore. 

Stephen R. Eickhoff '95 is a music composer 
for games and multimedia with Warped Software in 
Portland, Oreg. 

Hal M. Fero '95 is a computer consultant for 
Day and Zimmerman Information Solutions in King 
of Prussia, Pa. 

Julie J. Fry '95 works on the greens crew at the 
Reading (Pa.) Country Club. 

Anthony Geiss '95 is a career fire fighter with 
the Lincoln Park (Pa.) Fire Department. 

Cory P. Johns '95 is an actuarial consultant 
with Conrad M. Siegel, Inc. in Harrisburg. 

Rachelle L. Kindig '95 is a staff accountant 
with McKonly & Asbury, an accounting firm in 
Camp Hill, Pa. 

Cynthia Lerch '95 is a medical social 
worker with First American Home Care in 
Hummelstown, Pa. 

Duane A. Meyer '95 is an actuarial assistant to 
Buck Consultants in Secaucus, N.J. 

Christine Morello '95 married David 
Aulenbach '94 on July 2, 1995. They both teach 
music for the Randolph (N.J.) School District. 

Michael T. Peachey '95 married Taryn Renee 
Grant on May 27, 1995. Michael is a graduate stu- 
dent in chemistry at North Carolina State University. 

Douglas H. Pike '95 is a management trainee 



for Giant Foods, Inc., in Landover, Md. 

Susannc E. Ryan '95 is business manager. 
Professional Home Health Care, Wormleysburg, Pa. 

Kevin M. Shertz '95 is project manager for 
Alan Sparber Aia and Associates in Takoma Park, 
Md. He volunteered his services for the 1996 
Olympic Games as the designer of the Washington. 
D.C., Olympic Village for soccer. 

Dominica Pulaski '96 is a management trainee 
for Nine West in Hershey, Pa. 



Nominate a Winner 

Do you know Lebanon Valley alumni 
who stand out in their profession, 
in their community and/or in their 
commitment to the college? If so, 
why not nominate them to receive 
an Alumni Citation or the Distin- 
guished Alumni Award! 

Just fill out the nomination 
form below and mail it to: Alumni 
Programs Office, Lebanon Valley 
College, P.O. Box R, Annville, PA 
17003. Please return your nomina- 
tion by November 1, 1996. 

NOMINATION FORM 

□ Alumni Citation 

□ Distinguished Alumni Award 

Name of Nominee: 



Address (if known):. 



Reasons for Making Nomination: 



Your Name:_ 



Your Address: 



Your Daytime Telephone Number: 



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"Simple, Dignified and Franii" 

American Arts and Crafts Design 




On exhibit through October 11 at the 
Susanne H. Arnold Art Gallery 

Reacting against the growing industrialization of the 
mid-to-late 19th century, the Arts and Crafts Move- 
ment brought to architecture, art and interior design 
an emphasis on handicrafts and simplified styles. 
In this exhibition, visitors will be treated to an installa- 
tion that suggests how a middle-class living room 
would have been decorated in the Arts and Crafts 
style. Featured are furniture and objects created by 
such renowned makers as Gustav Stickley's 
Craftsman Workshops, Roycroft Shops, Rookwood 
Pottery and Grueby Faience Co. Around the perimeter 
will be furniture, pottery, metals and photographs that 
complement the room installation. 

The Gallery hours are Thursdays through 
Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, please 
call (717) 867-6397. 

On September 11, Robert Judson Clark spoke 
on "Aspects of the Arts and Crafts Movement in 
America." Clark is professor emeritus of art and 
archaeology at Princeton University. His talk was in 
the Zimmerman Recital Hall. 

An early-1900s Arts and Crafts connoisseur might tiave 
settled Into ttiis comfy living room, featuring a Morris 
ctiair (c. 1902), a magazine rack (c. 1912) and a table 
lamp (c. 1916), all by Roycroft Shops in East Aurora, 
New York. The furniture is from a private collection. 



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