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Vol. 14, Number 1
Lebanon Valley College Magazine Fall 1996 /
17 News Briefs
19 Alumni News
22 Class Notes
Editor: Judy Pehrson
Contributing Editor: Jane Paluda
Mary Beth Hower, News Briefs,
Robert J. Smith
Glenn Woods '51, Class Notes
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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
Beam Me Up, Professor!
The new videoconferencing center brings people closer together
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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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
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
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
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
"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.
here are not flashy
and pretentious —
they are solid and
know their values.
They are truly
— Dr. G. David Pollick
taught Pollick to work horses in return for
" 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
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
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-
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
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
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
Sandy Marrone writes for the Harrisbiirg
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-
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-
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
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
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
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
New Life and
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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. "
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
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
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
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
"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
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
and network managers or as systems
" 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-
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
Beck\ Elliot, a junior math major, works one-on-one with Dn Joerg Mayer on a complex equation.
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
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-
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
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
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
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
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
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
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/
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
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.
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
• 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.
These faculty members have received
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
In addition. Dr. Carl Wigal, assistant
professor of chemistry, has received tenure.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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"
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"
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."
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.
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
For 35 years and retirement: Dr. George
D. Curfman '53, professor of music
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
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
For 10 years: Sharon O. Arnold,
associate professor of sociology and social
work; Dr. Sharon F. Clark, professor of
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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e w s b r 1 e
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 —
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
" 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.
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
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
" 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,
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.
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-
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
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
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
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.
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
A music teacher in the Greencastle-
Antrim (Pa.) school district, Besecker
recognizes the challenge of teaching
children in today's up-tempo, highly
"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
Richard Besecker '55 is dedicated to
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
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-
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
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
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
"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
His second book, also co-authored with
Thompson, "sprang up" from his master's
Robert Frey '77 bridges the gap in
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
Mary Beth Hower is director of media
relations at Lebanon Valley.
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,
Re-elected to the council were: Helen
Felty Heidelbaugh '90, Rachel E. Kline
'83, Karen L. Mackrides '87 and John R.
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
• 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
• 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Elizabeth Margaret Black Mershon '30,
January 26, 1996. She founded Stadium Oil, Inc. in
Williamsburg, Va., with her late husband, W Faber
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-
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.
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
Evelyn Evans Broderick '40, February 3. 1996.
Herbert E. Ditzler '48, May 14, 1996. He was
self-employed as an office products dealer in
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
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.
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
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
Banff Lake Louise
Tour the Canadian Rockies
An escorted tour sponsored
by the Sociology Department.
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
▲ Cable car ride to the summit of
▲ Peyto Lake, Maligne Canyon and
▲ Steak and salmon cook-out at
▲ Visit to the Royal Tyrell Museum of
▲ 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
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
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
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
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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
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
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
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,
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
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 —
• Family Weekend —
• Homecoming Weekend —
• New York City Bus Trip-
• Christma&-At-The Valley-
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.
Anita Pingel Durdan '62, May 18, 1994.
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
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
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
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
Gail Seitzinger Posey '77 is the orchestra direc-
tor at Eastem Regional High School in Voorhees,
24 The Valley
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Office find addresses for these
alumni from classes that will
be celebrating a reunion in
1997? If so, call us toll-free at
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
Gerald E. Bittinger
Miss M. J. Hamish
Wilbur A. Leech
Donald H. Brensinger
Mabel Hess Pensinger
Mary Myers Aungst
Dr Irene Ebersole Kelly
Dr. WilUam J. Lloyd
Martha H. Wikerd
Rev. William M. Elliott
James F. Fawber
Robert F. Clock
Frank J. Howe
S. A. Levitz
Frank A. Staneck
Eleanor L. Wells
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
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
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
David J. Piersol
Jack S. Schwalm
Judith Shober Starr
Martha M. Tjhin
Tomoko Shimada Yuhasz
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
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
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
Michael D. Armpriester
Cameron A. Bruce
Lizabeth M. Cunfer
Scott M. Dallas
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
Tina M. Bakowski
Kathy L. Brandt
David M. Campbell
James P. Devlin
Kristen A. Good
Michael D. Hauck
Cheryl A. (BoUinger)
F. Scott Rocco
Brian S. Salldin
Nicholas N. Vlaisavljevic
Anne Eberly Wertz
Phillip R. Wyckoff
Jonathan L. Anderson
Robert M. Chaney
Yvette M. Chappell
Keith W. Copenhaver
Ottavio C. D'AngeMs
Naomi C. Greenstein
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
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
John M. Sultzbaugh '79 is manager, product
engineering at Hauck Manufacturing Co. in Annville.
He and his wife, Brenda, have a son, Aaron.
Karen I. Mohl-Nesmith '80 is a registered
nurse at Polyclinic Medical Center in Harrisburg.
She and her husband. Rodney L. Nesmith. have a
Sharon Wallace-Dorsey '80 is music teacher
and owner of the Woodwind Studio in Harrisburg.
She and her husband, Hugh, have two daughters: Tia
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sara Bartlett Schemehl '86 and her husband,
Michael, welcomed their first child, Meredith Nicole,
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
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
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
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
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
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-
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-
For more information, please return
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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
28 The Valley
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Stephen R. Eickhoff '95 is a music composer
for games and multimedia with Warped Software in
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
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.
□ Alumni Citation
□ Distinguished Alumni Award
Name of Nominee:
Address (if known):.
Reasons for Making Nomination:
Your Daytime Telephone Number:
Fall 1996 29
"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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