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Lebanon Valley College Magazine Winter 1997 ' 

Celebratory Ritual 
Welcomes the 
IGth President > 


Weighty matters don't 
faze these 5th-grade 
researchers at Annville 
Elementary School — or their 
teacher, Betty Forney. As 
they explore how science 
intersects with their daily 
lives, they can tap many 
resources on campus, thanks 
to the Science Education 
Partnership. See page 10 to 
learn more about how the 
college is connected to its 
community — and vice versa. 

Vol. 14, Number 2 

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Lebanon Valley College Magazine Winter 1997 / 



18 Newsmakers 

20 News Briefs 

21 Sports 

22 Class News & Notes 

Acting Editor: Jane Paluda 

Editor on Leave: Judy Pehrson 


John B. Deamer, Jr., Sports 

Nancy Fitzgerald 

Mary Beth Hower, News Briefs. 

Susan Jurgelski 
Sandy Marrone 
Robert J. Smith 
Glenn Woods '51, Class Notes 

Dennis Crews 

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Lebanon Valley College 
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The Valle}' is published by Lebanon Valley 
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Alumni Magazine Consortium. 
Editor: Donna Shoemaker; 
Design: Shahid Ali, Jes Porro, Paula Simon and 

Kathy Vitarelli 
Production Assistance: Val Butler 

On tire Cover: The academic procession for the 
Inauguration of President G. David Pollidi 
makes its way to Miller Chapel Photograph by 
Dan Marschka. 

The Inauguration of G. David Pollick 

2 As he heeds the voices of memory and the voices of the future. 

the new president in his Inaugural Address considers education 's 
expectations and aspirations. 

5 The ceremony for the 16th president animates an autumn afternoon. 

By Nancy Fitzgerald 

8 TSie week also featured three panels with a world view. Plus, songs that stir the soul. 

By Nancy Fitzgerald 

10 Service with Many Smiles 

Reaching out to the community has a long tradition at the Valley. 
By Nancy Fitzgerald 

15 Crescendo in Great Britain 

Alumni in a choral group struck a responsive chord last summer. 

By Sandy Marrone 

Rocking their way through Central Pennsylvania, the Badlees 
are gaining national exposure. Guitarist Paul Smith '88 
(on the left) stars in a "Peak Performer" column, part of our 
revamped section of alumni news and class notes (page 22). 




Voices of Our Memory, 
Voices of Our Future 

By G. David Pollick 

President, Lebanon Valley College 

n the mystery of every student's face we see the 
vocation of the teacher In the vocation of the 
teacher we see the mystery of the world. Just as 
the light of morning uncovers the things of the 
nighty we teach out of the fullness of darkness. 

Listening attentively to the Inaugural Address are (from left) 
former student trustee Benjamin Ruby '96, Dr Raymond Kline '50, 
trustee Dr Edward Arnold and Dr Suzanne Arnold. 

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At the Inaugural dinner. 500 friends, guests and alumni 
enjoyed international cuisine in the elegantly decorated 
Lynch Memorial Hall. 

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But my first student couldn't tie his 
shoes, and my second student wouldn't sit 
down. My third student wept when his 
sandwich fell jelly-side to the ground and 
my last student despaired of a life with no 
meaning — yet to even come. I taught my 
first student to tie his shoes, and I decided it 
was easier to just let my second student 
stand up. I was able to find my third student 
a new sandwich, and my last student and I 
continue to stare at the drifting clouds over- 
head, together seeking reasons for the yet- 

Those of us who teach know nothing 
else. At times soaring in the ideals of our 
vocation; at times caught in the gray mire of 
the day-to-day. Sometimes agony, some- 
times ecstasy. In the student's face we find 
comfort, and our understanding of the mys- 
tery of the world. We're not particularly 
brilliant, just wilUng to ask questions and 
try answers. We love what we do without 
much explanation. Most of us didn't begin 
by hoping to save the world. Rather, we 
hoped to save ourselves. Aristotle was quite 
right, you know. It's not about fame or for- 
tune. It's about happiness. 

And so it is. Teachers march on a world 
full of both expectations and aspirations. 
The expectations are for the efficiency of 
the world — the hope that it will work well. 
The aspirations are for the quaUty of the 
world — the prayer that it will be well. And 
when I look into the face of today's student, 
I see how these have become intertwined. 
Both hope and prayer fighting for their 
place in the balance of happiness. 

Moments such as today are not about 
our expectations for efficiency. They are 
about our aspirations for the world. Within 
this secular liturgy, we reaffirm our hopes 

'Within this secular 
Uturgy, we reaffirm 
our hopes for a 
human family of 
love and wisdom. 
Educators, having 
already taken their 
promises of faith, 
hope and charity, 
renew these vows 
through the 
academic ritual 
of this moment." 

—G. David Pollick 

for a human family of love and wisdom. 
Educators, having already taken their 
promises of faith, hope and charity, renew 
these vows through the academic ritual of 
this moment. And when today's pageantry 
ends, together we'll return to our vocation, 
as have so many of our predecessors in cen- 
turies past. It is this generation of men and 
women who will help to fulfill our aspira- 
tions for a third millennium. 

In the 5th century B.C., Plato demon- 
strated the virtue and wisdom of 
remembering as the key to understand- 
ing. But as we turn to face our nation in 
the 21st century A.D., we see so many 
monuments to our forgetfulness. Too often 
forgotten are the virtues of civiUty, self-dis- 
cipline and delayed gratification. Too often 
forgotten are the rights of the minority 
voice and the sacredness of the person. The 
values that accompany commitment and 
self-sacrifice frequently have become 
objects of ridicule and humor. These are 
the monuments of our lost memory. And as 
educators, it is toward these monuments 
that we must direct our energies in the years 
that lie ahead. 

I believe the most powerful prayer of 
this century continues to be that spoken at 
the feet of a saddened monument — "I have 
a dream." It carried with it both the urgency 
of that moment and the force of the history 
of humankind. For thousands of years, 
when men and women have looked deeply 
into one another's eyes, they've recalled the 
same dream — the dream of peace, of close- 
ness, of understanding, of justice and joy. 
And while forgotten so very often, each 
generation's spiritual heroes and heroines 
have helped us remember, and haltingly 

President G. David Pollick greeted guests 
after the ceremony. 

The new president invited all to a fireworks 
celebration at the Arnold Field, following 
the dinner. 

The Inaugural procession stepped to the 
pipes and drums of the Quittapahilla 

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'. . . higher education 
has become mightily 
confused and 
forgetful about 
its role in our 
culture and, as a 
consequence, has 
allowed itself, in the 
name of survival, to 
be redefined by 
some of the lesser 
and more parochial 
gods of our society." 

—G. David Pollick 

we've progressed. The evolution, neither 
completely natural nor necessary, has been 
steady. It is the insight and compassion 
found in each of our generations that has 
pressed our societies forward. But 
inversely, it has been the ignorance and fear 
of each of our generations that has con- 
stantly resisted our evolution. 

As institutions of inquiry and discovery 
and learning, American colleges and univer- 
sities have the greatest opportunity and 
responsibility for our continued evolution as 
a people of peace and justice. The resolution 
of the strife that currently divides our society 
between the hungry and the fed, the housed 
and the homeless, the medically cared for 
and the abandoned, the angry and the satis- 
fied — is to be found in our classrooms and 
laboratories in the faces of our students. It is 
they who will have the opportunity and the 
power to look deeply into the eyes of our 
nation and remember who we can become. 
As educators, we must help them to recall 
what is both possible and preferable. 

With the knowledge we can provide. 

there is the opportunity for wisdom. When 
we lift them up to see over the fence, they 
are forced to reconsider. Yes, it's 1996 in 
Sweden, too; mental and physical disabili- 
ties are not catching; capitalism and democ- 
racy are not the same thing; and, only the 
mind, not the heart, knows color. It falls to 
us to make the decisions that will create the 
occasions for seeing. But like so many oth- 
ers, we, too, continue to build monuments 
to forgetfulness. 

The re-evaluation of the American 
college and university is not only 
about costs — the world of effi- 
ciencies. It is also about pur- 
pose — our aspirations. And in the midst of 
a debate that is so dominated by simplistic 
notions of cost-benefit, it is relatively easy 
to find our aspirations reduced to the values 
of productivity and efficiency, even on our 
own campus. 

American higher education has always 
been a testament to the practical and 
social spirit of this nation's people. The 
cultivation of individual character com- 
bined with the skills needed for a voca- 
tion, is thoroughly American. This goes as 
far back as the oldest and finest of our 
early American colleges. To redefine 
higher education as primarily focused on 
acquiring a trade in return for a financial 
investment is a fairly recent occurrence — 
clearly outside of America's educational 
traditions. The truth of the matter is that 
higher education has become mightily 
confused and forgetful about its role in 
our culture and, as a consequence, has 
allowed itself, in the name of survival, to 
be redefined by some of the lesser and 
more parochial gods of our society. 

There should be no question that the 
purpose and definition of the American col- 
lege should arise out of the expectations 
and aspirations of our nation and the world 
as a whole. What is not so clear, however, is 
which voices truly represent the needs of 
the human family of the planet Earth. A col- 
lege of the 2 1 St century ought not to define 
itself as a mere reflection of one of Earth's 
constituencies. Nor should it see itself as 
physically and culturally bound to a region, 
a state or a nation. While drawing its 
strength from the tradition and value her- 
itage of its home, its contributions to its stu- 
dents and the world should be found in its 
full participation as a citizen of a global 

community. Therefore, nothing less than 
the cultivation of the character of our stu- 
dents in a global society stands as a col- 
lege's highest purpose — as Lebanon Valley 
College's highest purpose. 

From Annville, Pennsylvania, we turn to 
the world. Drawing deeply on the strengths 
of our tradition, we must reach to the edges 
of our globe. Rooted in the values that 
brought this college into being, our students 
bring a much needed voice to the human 

Voices that are kind and patient, 
never jealous, boastfid, proud or rude. 

Voices that are generous in spirit 
and slow to anger 

Voices that rejoice in the truth, 
but not in deceit. 

Voices that are always supportive, loyal, 
hopeful and trusting. 

Voices of Love 

— Drawn from I Corinthians 13 

These are the voices of our memory, 
and these must be the voices of our future. 
As our students venture to the lands of our 
neighbors — neighbors in Athens, neigh- 
bors in Alabama; neighbors in Sierra 
Leone, neighbors in New Mexico; neigh- 
bors in Malaysia, neighbors in New 
England — they must carry with them the 
human skills to listen and learn, and the 
compassion and wisdom to know what to 
do with what they have heard. Each of our 
students must become one more voice 
speaking out against the monuments of 
our forgetfulness. 

American higher education must 
find its own voice through the 
diversity of its college and uni- 
versity communities, as we must 
find ours in the living history of our students 
and faculty. To the extent that we participate 
as full citizens in the education community, 
our voice must be raised against the reduc- 
tion of our vocation to the level of efficiency 
at the price of the greater purposes for which 
we exist. I wholeheartedly join with the 
words and the vision of John Synodinos 
when he spoke to our future: 

If continued material progress threatens to 
destroy the world — and, if unchecked, I 

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believe it will — what do we tell our young 
men and women? How do we organize 
knowledge and bring it to bear on the world 
they will inhabit? Can we not now bring 
ourselves to legitimately argue, as Thoreau 
did many years ago, for a redefinition of 
"success," a definition that places greater 
value on service, fosters an inherent respect 
for nature, emphasizes quality over quan- 
tity and addresses the inner life more elo- 
quently than our current more materialistic 
world permits? 

These thoughts are deeply seeded in the 
memory of this college, and frankly, in the 
memory of our colleague institutions. 
Perhaps, together, we may once again find 
our mission in Plato's and our collective 

Last spring a writer for the Chronicle of 
Higher Education spoke to America from 
the heart when he described what he saw 
take place on this campus. I'd like to think 
he spoke for many of us in higher educa- 
tion when he described the events of that 
graduation day: 

So it is that hundreds of parents and grand- 
parents and siblings and friends gather 
under two tents on the quadrangle to watch 
Mr Synodinos preside over his last gradu- 
ation. The band starts with "When Johnny 
Comes Marching Home" and then 
"Amazing Grace" — nothing too fancy. In 
the crowd are a few elegant suburban 
women in garden-party dresses, but many 
more fathers in sport jackets, and grandfa- 
thers for whom suspenders are what they 've 
always worn. By the time the band begins a 
medley from Cats, a lesson seems to have 
taken shape among the floating notes and 
the milling parents: The great promise of 
American higher education isn't another 
elite graduation. . . . Tlie great promise, the 
one worth taking chances for, is in Annville 
and places like it — anywhere that the beam- 
ing son of an immigrant restaurant owner 
can hand out 340 diplomas from a thriving 
college to the sons and daughters of farm- 
ers and nurses, machinists and waitresses. 
If there 's a more hopeful story than that 
anywhere in the republic, it's hard to think 
what it might be. 

In the hope of America's Annvilles, I, 
too, find the hope of our nation. And in the 
faces of our students, I beheve we can find 
the hope for our world. 

Ceremony for the 
16th President 

Bringing greetings to the new president were representatives from the faculty, students, 
alumni, business and government, the United Methodist Church and the academic community. 

By Nancy Fitzgerald 

The wail of the pipes and the thun- 
der of the organ resounded on 
October 11, 1996, as the late- 
afternoon sunshine streamed 
through the stained-glass windows of 
Miller Chapel, the setting for the 
Inauguration of Lebanon Valley College's 
16th president, G. David Pollick. The 
chapel overflowed with friends and well- 
wishers, students in jeans and faculty in 
brightly colored academic regalia. The cer- 
emony featured an address by the college's 
outgoing president, John A. Synodinos, 
and the passing of the torch to the new one. 
"The fact that John is the speaker at 
David's inauguration," said Thomas C. 
Reinhart '58, chairman of the board of 
trustees, "speaks to the quaUty of the two 
men, that the request was made and 
accepted." Synodinos — whose accompUsh- 
ments at Lebanon 'Valley included surpass- 
ing the goal of the $21 million Toward 
2001 capital campaign, the estabMshment 
of both the Zimmerman Recital Hall and 
the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery and the 

rebuilding and naming of the Bishop 
Library — praised his successor and enumer- 
ated the challenges PoUick would face as 
president. Lebanon Valley is an institution 
whose mission, said the president emeritus, 
is helping young people "prepare not only 
for a vocation but for a worthy Ufe." 

PoUick's own Ufe has been a long and 
winding road that has already led him to a 
school for children with Down's Syndrome, 
a Benedictine monastery and a resort in 
the Catskills. He's taught philosophy and 
served as dean, provost or president at 
colleges from Seattie to Chicago to New 
York State, and he's spent a year as a vis- 
iting scholar at Harvard. Now that his 
path has brought him to Annville, he took 
a few moments before his Inauguration 
ceremony to reflect on his experiences — 
and how they led him here. 

"I've always believed that it's important 
to try different things," he commented. "I 
never took the same summer job when I 
was in college — I worked as a waiter and a 
cab driver. I've worked in a submarine and 
have flown planes. For me it was a con- 

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(Top left) Trustee George Reider 
Jr. '63 and his wife, Carol, 
attended the Inaugural reception 
on the academic quad. (Above) 
The week-long events featured 
several panel discussions. 

(Top) President Emeritus John 
A. Synodinos enumerated the 
challenges Pollick will face as 
president, (center) Delegates 
representing over 75 colleges, 
universities, learned societies 
and professional associations 
joined with faculty and trustees 
in an academic procession 
across campus. (At left) Janice 
Pollick shared a moment with 
her husband during the dinner. 

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scious seeking — I was looking for the 
answer to the question, 'What am I to do?' 
And I think that every experience brought 
me closer to what it was I really ought to be 
doing with my life." 

What he hopes to be doing at Lebanon 
Valley is not putting his own indeUble 
stamp on something that will later be called 
"the Pollick years." Instead, he wants to see 
students open up to the world around them 
and become conscious of how what they 
learn in the classroom relates to the world at 
large. "This isn't an ivory tower," he says, 
"so it's important that we make connec- 
tions. I want to invite the community here 
to begin an ongoing conversation about 
multicultural issues, about diversity on 
campus, about peace and justice. I don't 
have the final word on anything — I just 
want people to start talking." 

Later, after the "secular liturgy" of his 
inauguration, that's exactly what people 
started doing. As the pipers marched out of 
Miller Chapel to the green lawns and the 
billowing tents on the academic quad, 
there was a sense of energy and excitement 
in the brisk autumn air. "I think he'll be a 
great president," said Evelyn Ware Lynch 
'41. "He's young and dynamic and dedi- 
cated — these will be wonderful years for 
the college." 

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

Pledging an "ongoing conversation " 
with the community, Pollick willingly 
joined in discussions during the 
Inaugural reception. 

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At Home Abroad 

Annville is as good a place as any to 
start out from. It's a comfortable, 
all- American kind of town, with a 
Main Street and a movie theater, a 
pizza parlor and a luncheonette, where the 
only language you're likely to hear on any 
given day is English. 

But around the comer, here on campus, 
it's a different story, as smdents from small 
towns much like Annville are challenged to 
look at new cultures, speak new languages, 
try on new ideas and see the world in a 
whole different way. When they start to get 
fired up about the world around them, the 
next logical step is to head out into it. 

Coming from a place like Lebanon 
Valley College, young people have been 
finding themselves at home wherever they 
go. And they've been going all over the 
globe. This semester alone, there are 30 
Lebanon Valley students studying abroad — 
their numbers have been on the increase for 
years, as more students come back and 
share their experiences with their class- 
mates. As part of the Inaugural Week activ- 
ities, four students, who returned recently 
from their study abroad, spoke at length 
during a panel discussion about their forays 
out of Annville, forays that opened up their 
eyes and changed their lives. 

Brock Ford is a junior economics major 
who spent a semester at WoUongong 
University, south of Sydney, Australia. It 
was listening to retuming students that 
hooked him on the idea of going abroad. 
"When I heard their stories, it sounded so 
interesting," he recalls. "And I figured 
going would never be easier or cheaper than 
it would be right now. Since I don't speak 
any foreign languages — and I've always 
had a thing for Australia — I decided on 

Living abroad was also an impetus to 
learn more about his own culture. Ford 
says. "Australian kids know so much about 
American culture, and they're so interested 
in America. They're always asking ques- 
tions, so I had to learn more." Attending 
classes in a big university with 13,000 stu- 
dents was a new experience, but the most 
important lessons he learned were outside 
the classroom. "What I found out was that 
there are other cultures and other 

approaches to life. I learned that the way we 
do things isn't the only way." 

Ford's experience is echoed by those of 
his fellow students. Laura Davidson, a 
junior biology major, spent a semester at 
the Anglia Polytechnic University in 
Cambridge, England; Holly Landis, a 
senior international business and Spanish 
major, studied in Cologne, Germany, and 
Salamanca, Spain. And, Nicole Adams, a 
senior economics major, came back to 
Annville after a semester in Cologne, ready 
to fly right back. "The first thing I did when 
I got back to campus," she says, "was to 
find Dr. [Art] Ford [dean of international 
programs] and ask him what I could do 
next." Adams spent a subsequent semester 
at Regents College in London. "It was neat 
to live in London, where everything you 
can dream of is right in front of you. To be 
in one of the major cities of the world was 
an incredible experience in itself." 

The students' destinations may have 
been different, but there were common 
threads running through the reflections that 
each of them brought back to Annville. All 
of the students, in their own unique ways, 
had experienced the spark of discovery and 
the wonder of transformation. "You can get 
too comfortable with your life here," says 
Adams. "But when you live in another 
country, you're forced to fend for yourself, 
to deal with culture shock, to really grow. 
There's so much out there to see that I know 
I'll go back — maybe for graduate school, 
before I get tied down to a job. This experi- 
ence has changed my life forever." 

Happy Landings 

Citizens of the world and of their 
own countries, students from some 
18 nations have made their way to 
Lebanon Valley College. Here in 
Annville, they have not only arrived at their 
academic home-away-from-home, they've 
also found themselves thrust into a leam- 
as-you-go course in American culture and 
mores, al' the while serving as unofficial 
ambassadors of such faraway places as 
Vietnam and Malaysia, Barbados and 
Gambia, Sweden and Sierra Leone. 

"I feel special when people ask me 
about my country," says Malin Pettersson, a 
junior from Stockholm, Sweden. "I have a 
background and an experience that's differ- 
ent from anyone else's here at Lebanon 

Sophomore Malaika Cheney-Coker from 
Sierra Leone (left) and junior Karen 
Wharton from Barbados offered their 
impressions of America during a seminar 
hosted by international students. 

Valley — but at home, I'm just one among a 
million others. For me, it's nice to share my 
experience and my culture. I love it when 
people show interest." 

There was no shortage of people show- 
ing interest when international students 
hosted an Inaugural Week seminar. The 
topics of discussion ranged from fast food 
(an American peculiarity), to rapidly 
acquired language skills (baptism by fire), 
to the status of women in the United 
States compared with other nations (the 
jury is still out). Arriving in the United 
States with impressions forged by 
American television and films, interna- 
tional students find many of their pre- 
conceptions fall by the wayside. "In 
Malaysia, we have four TV channels," 
says senior actuarial science major Poh 
Foo See, "and I thought I knew a lot about 
America from watching American TV 
shows. I used to think that American stu- 
dents were lazy, that college students just 
played a lot. But now I know that's not 
true — I've never studied this hard before." 

Eager to immerse themselves in 
American culture, these young people also 
welcome opportunities to share their own 
culture with Americans, but are sometimes 
disappointed by the indifference of their 
classmates. "I wish more people would ask 
me about my country," says Consuelo 
Linton, a sophomore psychology/elemen- 
tary education major and a native of 
Barbados. "Students don't seem willing to 
find out." Malaika Cheney-Coker, a sopho- 
more English major from Sierra Leone, 
agrees. "I think the emphasis is more on 
our becoming American," she says. "I 

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would like to see American students be 
more interested in my country." 

When an international student spins the 
globe and pinpoints places he or she would 
like to visit, it's unMkely that Annville, 
would be the first place on the list. So what 
brings LVC's international students here 
from places all over the planet? "I came 
here because Lebanon Valley is a small col- 
lege, and the faculty is there to help you 
and push you to do well," says Linton. 
"And I like it that Annville is small and in 
the middle of nowhere. It's a quiet place, a 
safe place and a good place to study. For 
me, it's got a httle bit of everything." 

Musical Ambassadors 

The Vocal Arts Ensemble of the 
Soldiers Chorus is always on the 
march. In a two-year period, these 
miUtary musicians find their way to 
every state in the lower 48, stopping every 
hundred miles or so to sing. A unit of the 
U.S. Army Field Band, the chorus has per- 
formed with the Dallas Orchestra, the 
Boston Symphony and the Boston Pops. 
They play for high school audiences and 
community groups, singing everything 
from patriotic music, marches and arias, to 
Broadway show tunes. 

"We represent the American soldier to 
the American people," says 1st Sgt. Janet 
Hjehngren, a professional musician who 
enUsted in the Army and went through nine 
weeks of basic training before beginning 
her singing career with the ensemble. 
"We're the musical ambassadors for the 
Army — sometimes we're the only soldiers 
a town will ever see." 

On a perfect October afternoon, the cho- 
rus made its way to Lebanon Valley 
to add a musical note to the Inaugural Week 
festivities. The concert, held in the 
Zimmerman Recital Hall, featured a mix- 
ture of musical eras and styles, with 
Renaissance madrigals and light opera, 
Leonard Bernstein theater pieces and 
American country dances. The final encore 
brought down the house: It was a bluesy 
rendition of the spiritual, "Mary, Tell 
Martha Not to Mourn," sung for the first 
time by 1st Sgt. Tim Wells. 

The chorus' appearance at Lebanon 
Valley was part of its 33-day tour from 
Washington, D.C., to Portland, Maine, and 
back. "Playing for college audiences is 
always rewarding," says the director, Bob 
McCormick. "And being here for the 
Inauguration of Lebanon Valley's new pres- 
ident is an honor for us." 

The World as Campus 

^hen you come to a fork in 
the road, take it." Quoting 
no lesser sage than Yogi 
Berra, Douglas Stuart, a 
Dickinson College political science profes- 
sor, opened an Inaugural Day academic 
symposium at Lebanon Valley. Focusing on 
the theme, "The World as Campus," it took 
a close look at the forks in the road ahead — 
the changes and choices that global leaders 
of the present and the future will be facing. 
"Anyone looking at our world from 
another planet would pick out the United 
States as the superpower — that's indis- 
putable," says Stuart. "But the question is: 
The power to do what?" With the erosion of 


The Vocal Arts Ensemble's spirituals, madrigals and American favorites enchanted the 
standing-room-only crowd in Zimmerman Recital Hall. 

traditional forms of government and the 
massive problems of controlling disease 
and immigration, what will it matter, he 
asks, if the United States is the strongest? 

Stuart was part of the panel that dis- 
cussed the central characteristics of the 21st 
century — the world LVC students will be 
entering. Other panehsts were Nicholas 
Berry, professor of politics at Ursinus 
College; Robert Gray, professor of govern- 
ment at Franklin & Marshall College; and 
Dr. Eugene Brown, Lebanon Valley profes- 
sor of political science. The scholars also 
responded to "America's Information 
Edge," an essay by Joseph Nye, Jr. and 
William A. Owen published in the 
March/ April 1996 issue of Foreign Affairs. 

What are some of the biggest changes 
people can expect to see in world affairs in 
the next 25 years? For Professor Gray, one 
of them will be a shift from nation-states to 
more regional states. "Major change usu- 
ally happens only twice in a millennium," 
he said. "The nation-state, which grew out 
of the Peace of Westphalia in 1628, was our 
biggest experiment until the European 
Union. And if that's successful, it will cre- 
ate pressures and incentives for North 
Americans and Asians to form regional 
states as well. But even with all those 
changes and pressures, people still want to 
live in entities they can identify with." 

Professor Berry looks forward to a 
largely peaceful quarter-century. "Modem 
weapons, democracy and international 
organizations have made war dysfunc- 
tional," he argues. "So I would expect 
large-scale world peace — along with many 
small-scale, internal wars, and the United 
States' gearing up to become involved in 
peacekeeping efforts in places tike Rwanda 
and Burundi." 

In a time of change and uncertainty, as 
pohtical systems evolve and new technolo- 
gies transform the marketplace, provincial 
attitudes and isolationist actions seem more 
fooUsh than ever — and international aware- 
ness far more critical. Today's students, 
advises Gray, need to prepare for changes 
that are surely on the way. "I tell my stu- 
dents that they're going to get their careers 
off the ground before they have to worry 
about a major challenge to the United 
States. It may not happen for a long time, 
but it will probably happen in their life- 

— Nancy Fitzgerald 

WINTER 1997 

Service with Many Smiles 

From tutoring to 
mentoring, soup 
kitchens to concert halls , 
students and faculty have 
been making their 
expertise — and their 
caring — available to 
the community. 

By Nancy Fitzgerald 

Scott Wagner may only be an 1 1th- 
grader. but he already knows his 
way around campus. He shoots 
baskets at the sports center, plays 
Sega at the dorm and noses around 
the stacks at the Bishop Library. "I love 
spending time at Lebanon Valley," he says. 
"It's a really cool place to be." 

It's also a place where some serious 
work goes on, as Scott is quick to tell you. 
But that's not likely to put him off. As a stu- 
dent at Lebanon High School — and a par- 
ticipant in the Lebanon Valley Education 
Partnership — ^he spends a lot of time on cam- 
pus with his mentor, senior Andy Prock. Scott 
now knows about long lectures and grueling 
labs, all-nighters and research papers — and he 
wants to go to college anyway. 

"Before the Partnership," he admits, 
"college always seemed like something that 
just wasn't meant for me. But now every- 
thing looks different. It seems a lot more 
accessible, and I know that I can do it. I 
think I'd like to study art. and maybe be a 
commercial artist one day. I know it won't 

Andy Prock '97 (liiiliil offers frieiully tidvke — ou hilliiif> the hooks and calling the shots — 
to 1 llh-grader Scott Wagner. Prock has been a mentor with the Lebanon Valley Education 
Partnership since his freshman year. 

be easy — but I don't mind hard work." 

The Lebanon Valley Education 
Partnership was established in 1989 to 
encourage kids like Scott — Lebanon High 
School students from lower-income fami- 
lies who otherwise might not consider 
higher education. "A lot of these kids are 
academically able, but they're unaware that 
they can go to college," explains Dr. 
William McGill, senior vice president and 
dean of the faculty. "Sometimes they'll be 
discouraged by their parents. To families 
who haven't had experience with higher 
education, college can seem very mysteri- 
ous." The Partnership tries to break the 
cycle by demystifying college and assuring 
students that it's a challenge they can han- 
dle, both academically and financially. 

"Bringing the kids here and getting 
them to feel comfortable is so important," 
says Prock, an English major. "They get 
involved in the life of the college and go to 
interesting events — and we go to theirs, 
too. We even get a copy of their report 
cards. I don't pressure Scott too much, but 
if I see that his grades are slipping in a 
subject, I'll talk to him about it. I think it 
really helps." 

If everything goes according to plan for 
Scott Wagner, come the fall of 1998, he'll 
be joining his fellow members of the class 
of 2002 as they pull up to the dorm in mini- 
vans and unload suitcases and stereos and 
microwave popcorn. For Lebanon Valley 
College, a school with a long tradition of 
reaching out to its community, that will be 
a red-letter day. 

Says President G. David PolUck, "The 
greatest scholars and philosophers are the 
ones who make connections with the world 
around them. Socrates went out into the 
marketplace and walked around town and 
talked about his ideas — he was a powerful 
activist and a part of his neighborhood and 
his world." And that's the philosophy of 
Lebanon Valley College. 

The Partnership is just one of the many 
ways that LVC contributes to the Ufe of the 
community, in a relationship that enriches 
the lives of everyone who plays a part. The 
giving is very much a two-way street, as the 
work that faculty and staff do in the com- 

10 THE Valley 

Youth scholars cook up an experiment during a week-long chemistry course. Spatulas are hardly the only tools they wield: they can also 
use the department's collection of state-of-the-art chemical instrumention. 

munity enhances the academic hfe on 
campus. Outreach programs like the 
Partnership, for example, give the college a 
better understanding of what's happening 
in education. "From the conversations 
we've had with elementary and high school 
teachers, our faculty has gotten a clearer 
sense of their need," says McGill. And the 
programs offer ways for the college to ful- 
fill its mission of service — a mission that's 
"rooted in the very nature of this institution 
and in its history," McGill adds. 

Here's an overview of some of the ways 
that the coDege contributes to the commu- 
nity it calls home. 

Reaching Out to High Schools 

Every summer, the median age of the stu- 
dent body drops by a couple of years as 200 
high school students descend on campus 
for the Daniel Fox Youth Scholars Institute. 
Signing up for intensive, week-long courses 
in topics that range from chemistry to psy- 
chology to computer graphics, these stu- 
dents take part in a real-life college experi- 
ence that includes a stay in the dorm, a 
week's worth of dining-hall food and a 
dizzying progression of social activities. 

For Palmyra native Jen Hanshaw 
Hackett '93, it was an experience that also 
led to her choice of college and career. Now 

an editor for a scientific pubUsher, the 
English major and chemistry minor 
recalled that as a youth scholar, "the best 
part was getting to use the high-tech 
machines in the chemistry department, like 
the Fourier transform infrared spectrome- 
ter." At most schools, "usually, only upper- 
level or grad students get to use it. But here, 
they actually let high school kids use it. 
That was amazing to me. And it confirmed 
my decision to go to LVC." 

The Instimte was started 23 years ago to 
expose high school students to the Valley 
and to give them a taste of college-level 
academics. The college provides instruction 
to all participants free of charge; youth 
scholars pay only a small fee for their room 
and board. "It's a fun program, and it's 
become a very selective one," says Susan 
Greenawalt, program coordinator. "Last 
year there were over 2,000 applications for 
just 200 spots. And though it wasn't 
designed to be a recruiting tool, we are get- 
ting more and more youth scholars who are 
choosing Lebanon Valley — the math 
department alone has had 12 youth scholars 
recruits since 1992." 

Right here in our own backyard, 
Lebanon Valley is welcoming five seniors 
from Annville-Cleona High School into its 

At Home in Annville 

For over 130 years, Lebanon Valiey 
College has made its home in 
Annville, and the lives of the college 
and the community have always been 
woven closely together. Near major inter' 
state highways, ^let nestled in a beautiful 
countryside, Annville has been a wonder- 
ful location for the college, ar\d the college 
has been a good neighbor and an excellent 
resource for the community. "Our stu- 
dents and faculty appreciate life here in the 
Lebanon Valley," says Richard Charles, 
vice president for advancement. "Arul they 
bring their dollars and add to the region's 
economic vitality. " It's a win-win arrange- 
ment that has made everybody happy. 

Winter 1997 11 

Susan Eschenfelder was one of five area high school seniors attending tuition-free college 
courses at Lebanon Valley this fall. 

classrooms, where they are taking tuition- 
free courses. Among the students is Susan 
Eschenfelder, a senior at Annville enrolled 
in Richard Joyce's history of western civi- 
lization survey course. "'Some of what Tm 
learning at the college fits right into my 
classes at high school," says Susan. "Last 
week, for instance, we were talking about 
Eleanor of Aquitaine in British Lit, and the 
next day at the college the topic of the lec- 
ture was the Crusades. I think it's enhanc- 
ing my high school courses and giving me 
a head start on college — I'll earn six credits 
that I can apply wherever I go." 

The Lebanon Valley Education 
Partnership, which involves more than 125 
students in grades 8-12, provides more than 
long-term mentoring and a host of on-cam- 
pus activities. It offers participants help 
with college applications and provides a 
special scholarship for those who choose to 
attend Lebanon Valley. The scholarship is 
funded by an annual golf outing, chaired by 
Lebanon High alumnus and former NBA 
star Sam Bowie; this year's event added 
$44,800 to the scholarship fund, bringing 
the total amount raised over the tourna- 
ment's six years to $274,000. 

Ben Farrell, a member of the first group 
of students to participate in the Partnership, 
is now a Lebanon Valley freshman, along 
with two of his Lebanon High classmates. 
The Partnership experience "definitely 
affected my high school performance," he 
says. "George HoUich '95, my mentor, got 
me more interested in theater and music. 

He really encouraged me — he came to my 
shows, and I went to his. And after coming 
to Lebanon Valley for functions for so 
many years, I guess I came to have a per- 
sonal feeling about it. When I came here as 
a student, there was absolutely no culture 
shock — I felt right at home." 

In Betty Forney's 5th- grade classroom in 
Annville. pupils benefit from the Science 
Education Partnership that sparked her 
own enthusiasm. 

Inspiring Young Scientists 

Elementary school teachers can be easily 
forgiven if they've avoided setting up sci- 
ence labs in their classrooms. The pace of 
lessons and activities is relentless, and who 
wants to run the risk of blowing some- 
thing up? 

Enter Lebanon Valley College, to the 
rescue. Long known for its excellent sci- 
ence programs, as well as its solid curricu- 
lum in elementary education, the college 
put its know-how to work to establish the 
Science Education Partnership. It is funded 
by more than $ 1 million in grants from the 
Whitaker Foundation and the National 
Science Foundation. The partnership pro- 
vides summer workshops and in-service 
instruction, as well as an extensive science 
resource library, to the teachers at 150 local 
elementary and middle schools in five 
counties — about 100,000 students. 

"We have week-long workshops every 
summer," explains Maria Jones, partnership 
director "This year we concentrated on 
cross-curricular topics, showing teachers 
how science is connected to other disci- 
plines like music, art, consumer science, lit- 
erature and history. We even had a chef who 
demonstrated the science of food and cook- 
ing, and showed that cooking is really a 
chemistry lesson." 

Now in its third year, the science part- 
nership has been a tremendous hit with the 
teachers — and, indirectly, with their bud- 
ding young scientists. "The workshops are 
excellent," says Betty Forney, a 5th-grade 
teacher at Annville Elementary School. 
"Since I enjoy them so much, I can imagine 
what enthusiasm the kids wiU have." 

An extensive library of science books 
and materials is another important resource 
made possible by the partnership. It 
includes "shoebox" science kits on a myr- 
iad of topics, containing everything a 
teacher needs to present a science lesson. 
And each participating school has received 
a supply of hand-held microscopes for use 
in lab experiences. Between September and 
November of 1 996 alone, the resource cen- 
ter filled more than 1,000 requests for kits, 
books, games and videos, which are sent to 
the school, free of charge, by overnight 
delivery service. 

12 The Valley 

A Mecca for the Arts 

On trips into Manhattan to catch Broadway 
plays, part of the fun for Skip Hicks always 
happened on the way into the theater. 
"There were usually students playing their 
instruments outside," he recalls, "and I 
remember that the music sounded great and 
the students would collect a lot of money in 
tips. I always thought that was a great expe- 
rience for the students — and a nice idea for 
the theater-goers, too." 

So when Hicks opened up a theater of 
his own — the recently renovated Allen 
Theatre on Main Street — he borrowed the 
idea and transplanted it to Annville. When 
AnnviUe theater-goers Une up on the side- 
walk to catch a movie, they're likely to get 
more than they're paying for as they enjoy 
the music of Lebanon Valley students. 
Sophomore music major Dalinda Knauth 
has been known to prop open her viohn 
case, throw in a couple of dollars as an 
inducement to generosity and perform clas- 
sical music to charm the crowds. 

At the Allen, not only do students have 
another showcase for their talents, but 

Ready to share her musical talents with patrons of the Allen Theatre, Dalinda Knauth '99 
practices a classical composition prior to the evening screening of a first-run film. 

Annville residents have a new place to 
enjoy thought-provoking movies, animated 
discussions and even a game or two of 
chess. The college's presence in Annville 
was a major ingredient in the decision to 
open the theater. Hicks says, offering a per- 
fect example of the symbiosis that exists 
between town and gown. "A college town 
tends to have a deep interest in culture," he 
says, "so the theater seemed like a natural 

As the only fine art gallery in Lebanon County, the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery offers 
exhibitions of regional and national importance. 

here in Annville." The Allen is the setting 
for the college's spring and fall film festi- 
vals, which community members have been 
flocking to — this fall's "Mysteries of the 
Mind" series was one of the most well- 
attended yet. 

Across the street, on campus, there's 
something going on every weekend, from 
student productions at the Leedy Theater to 
comedy clubs at The Underground to con- 
certs, lectures, and exhibits at the Suzanne 
H. Arnold Art Gallery and the Zimmerman 
Recital Hall. "Lebanon Valley has always 
been a strong supporter of the arts," says 
Andrea Folk Bromberg, executive assistant 
to President Polhck. "We see the arts as an 
important part of the academic program, 
first of all, but also as an outstanding gift to 
the community." Especially well attended 
are the "New Generation Series" of cham- 
ber music concerts, which have featured 
world-class musicians playing to standing- 
room-only crowds. The Authors & Artists 
series has brought in such renowned speak- 
ers as Kurt Vonnegut and Juhe Harris, and 
the annual Spring Arts Festival is a favorite 
for everyone. 

Events that the college offers are often 
free or available for a nominal charge — and 
sometimes you can catch them right from 
your front porch. "Everybody loved the 
fireworks display on the night of the presi- 
dential Inauguration," says Bromberg. 
"People were out on their porches and sit- 
ting on top of their cars in grocery-store 
parking lots. It Ut up the skies of Annville." 

Winter 1997 13 

A College with a Big Heart — and a Big Economic Impact 

It's tough to put a pricetag on many of 
the college's contributions. The doors 
to the Bishop Library are open to 
school children and area residents, 
and local sports groups regularly use the 
college's Maple Street field. And faculty, 
staff and students pick up supplies, cook 
and serve meals at the Lebanon Rescue 

Yet there's also a tangible way of look- 
ing at many of the college's contributions, 
for they have a visible economic impact. 
The College's payroll of 400 employees — 
70 percent of whom live right here in 
Lebanon County — generates some $2 mil- 
lion annually in county, state and federal 
tax revenues. Thirty-seven percent of the 

million on recent construction and reno- 
vation projects over the last five years, 
creating jobs and a much-needed 
stimulus to a beleaguered industry. 
Wherever possible, local contractors were 
used, including Arthur Funk & Sons, 
Wickersham Construction, Ira Stickler, 
Bowman Plumbing and Heating, Pat 
Brewer Carpentry, Planned Interiors and 

As part of Pennsylvania's rich higher 
education mix, Lebanon Valley College, as 
a private institution, saves taxpayers the 
equivalent of $4.4 million in state-univer- 
sity expenses each year. 

There are many other examples, too, of 
how a small college can make a big con- 

Area residents and school children are welcome to use the Bishop 's collections, computer 
catalogs and Internet access to libraries and data bases around the world. 

employees live in Annville and Cleona; 
based on the average price of area homes, 
these faculty and staff contribute close to 
$200,000 annually in local real estate 

Even though the college is a non-profit 
institution, it pays $15,000 in taxes on 
its property not used for educational pur- 
poses. It also makes a free-will offering of 
$15,000 annually to fund the purchase of 
fire and police equipment and to support 
the Annville Free Library and other town- 
ship committees. 

The nearly completed building program 
at Lebanon Valley was a major step in the 
life of the college — as well as a boon to 
the community. The college spent $21 

tribution. In fact, Lebanon Valley College: 

*^ expends several million dollars a year 
to purchase products and services, 
largely from area vendors 

*^ provides 24 tuition-free courses for stu- 
dents in the Annville-Cleona High School 
who are recommended by their guidance 

•* offers reduced course fees to other rec- 
ommended Lebanon County High School 

•^ offers minority scholarships (through 
grants from the General Electric Foundation) 
to high school students for one- and two- 
week courses, including room and board, 
during the summer 

" extends use of the Maple Street field 
for various community sports activities 
and invites memberships in the Arnold 
Sports Center for Annville area citizens 

^ offers in-service programs for area 
schools and provides science faculty to 
advise area students doing research pro- 
jects for the Pennsylvania Junior Academy 
of Science 

" hosts several special days for area 
school students including the Quiz Bowl, 
Management Day, Math and Science 
Career Day, and International Culture Day 

" offers free Internet access to schools 
in Lebanon County and Derry Township 

^ offers workshops on "Purchasing a 
PC" and an annual computer fair where 
vendors display the latest technology 

•* presents a wide range of special 
events including concerts, lectures, films, 
poetry readings and theatrical and dance 

** operates the only fine art gallery In 
Lebanon County, with free admission to 
its six or more exhibitions of regional or 
national importance 

^ holds student-organized fund-raising 
projects for area charities 

^ encourages faculty and staff to serve 
as volunteers and board members for var- 
ious charitable organizations on the local, 
state and national levels 

•^ donates the use of its facilities to 
charitable organizations for fund-raising 

* contributed $12,000 toward the 
expansion and renovation of the Annville 
Public Library 

* actively supports the United Way 
Campaign by encouraging voluntary 
employee participation. In 1996 the col- 
lege raised $6,839. 

^ contributed $8,000 to assist in funding 
a project to develop a master plan for 
downtown Annville, a plan sponsored by 
the Greater Annville Committee, a group 
appointed by the township. 

14 The Valley 

Crescendo in Great Britain 

From the music director at St. Paul's 
Cathedral to the bus driver, the 
reviews are in. The Masterworks 
Chorale and Instrumental En- 
semble's tour of England and Wales was 
nothing short of grand. 

It had to be, said Holly Johnson Fay 
'76, a director of recreational therapy in 
Danbury, Connecticut. "Right from the 
start, Dr. Getz said this would not be a 
checkbook choir where we would just 
write a check to take the two-week sum- 
mer tour and sort of sing. He wanted us to 
have commitment to the music, and he 
handled us just like he did his college 

It's always a tremendous challenge to 
work with Getz, said Mark Dimick '93, 
an Annville-Cleona High School English 
teacher. "He's more particular about the 
smallest nuance than anyone I've worked 
with. That's a joy in the long run, but it's 
tough when you practice the same phrase 
48 times, over and over." 

"I wanted a group worthy of singing at 
places Uke St. Paul's and Westminster 
Abbey," explained Dr. Pierce Getz '51, 
professor emerims of music. And he got it. 

Of the 51 travelers, 43 were singers 
and/or instrumentalists; the extras — 
spouses and traveling companions — 
formed a support contingent of "built-in 
groupies," said Fay, who earned the nick- 
names Ramba and Brunhilda after saving 
a little old lady from being accosted by 
two teen-agers in a London alley. 

Among the musicians were 25 
Lebanon Valley alumni, 11 of whom 
belong to the Alumni Chorale. 
Masterworks also included members of 
the Harrisburg and York chamber singers 
and Harrisburg's Market Square 
Presbyterian Church Choir, as well as 
individual singers. Eight instrumental- 
ists — two violinists, two violists, a cellist, 
a flutist, an oboist and a keyboard 
player — accompanied the group. To take 
advantage of the tour, some alumni trav- 
eled to Annville from Massachusetts, 
Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland and 
Virginia for the three pre- trip rehearsals. 

"The spirit of the group was infectious 
and their musical abiUty was beyond par- 
allel," said Getz. 

Alumni and fellow 

musicians last summer 

absorbed the majesty of 

St. Paul's and the memories 

of Coventry as stained glass 

and stone resounded with 

their masterful sounds. 

This fall, they joined 

together again to help a 

victim of crime. 

By Sandy Marrone 

"You must come back — any time" was 
high praise indeed from the music director 
of St. Paul's Cathedral after the 
Masterworks ' concert. 

"There's nothing we wouldn't do for 
Dr. Getz," Fay said. "That's how much 
we love that man." 

Indeed, "Dr. Getz is our common 
bond," affirmed Victoria Rose, adjunct 
assistant professor of voice and president 
of the Alumni Chorale. "He is a man 
who's truly made a difference in lives 
because of music." 

For the group, Getz designed two 
ambitious programs that included classi- 
cal pieces by Sergei Rachmaninoff, 
William Byrd, Percy Whitlock and J. S. 
Bach, along with folk hymns of the 
southern United States, African- 
American spirituals and a medley from 
"The Sound of Music." In addition to 
sightseeing — Stratford-upon-Avon, 
Churchill's grave, Buckingham Palace, 
Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament — 
the demanding itinerary featured five 
evening concerts, one Sunday service and 
two afternoon concerts. The reception 
was overwhelming. 

"There was such a warm response at 
Collinwood Road Church in Oxford," 
said Frank Heilman, Jr. '93. "Members of 
this church had a picnic for us before the 
concert. They were incredible." And, he 
adds, "the cathedrals were wonderful and 
awe-inspiring." Heilman works in print- 
ing and graphics design in Harrisburg and 
serves as vice president of the Alumni 

"It was my understanding that 
Europeans are not always welcoming and 
enthused about American singing 
groups," observed Rose. "But they were 
so in awe of the intensity and excellence 
of this music. They were totally turned on 
by the African-American music we did. 
We particularly seemed to touch the peo- 
ple in Wales. You could see it in their 
faces. They were not merely entertained, 
but touched spiritually. We had to do 
three encores for them." 

The Welsh audience stayed and 
stayed, even though the soccer finals 
were being televised that night, an event 
in Great Britain that equals our Super 
Bowl. "They said they were so impressed 
to hear this kind of quality from an 
American group, because all they usually 
get is our television," Getz recalled. 

Winter 1997 15 

"I was in concert choir 

all four years at Lebanon 

Valley, and I wanted to 

sing with Dr. Getz again 

more than anything else. 

He can reach in and touch 

the soul of music and 

draw that out." 
— Holly ]ohnson Fay '76 

Dr. Pierce Getz '51 (top left) hoped to gather 
a chorale group worthy of performing in St. 
Paul's — and they were. But they also 
gathered on its steps as unabashed tourists. 

At times the Welsh had tears in their 
eyes as they Hstened. said Heilman. "And 
the countryside and mountains in Wales 
are beautiful. At night through our open 
windows you could hear the river I got up 
at 5 a.m. and went walking." 

"The lay of the land is so different," 
added Bob Dillane '77, the college's 
director of administrative computing. 
"It's hilly, but not like here. The hills are 
steeper and more lush, and every now and 
then you see a castle at the top of one." 

When the performers left Newton. 
Wales, the hotel concierge handed tour 
director Ken Feegan '58 a letter praising 
their concert. "I want to further expose 
Lebanon Valley College to the world," 
Feegan said. "There's so much talent in 
this area, and it's a shame not to share it. 
I've accompanied other music groups, but 
the caliber of this one was extraordinary." 

In addition to Wales, another high note 
for many was the concert in London's St. 
Paul's Cathedral, the domed masterpiece 
of architect Sir Christopher Wren. 

The present church with its Latin cross 
floor plan and baroque details dates back 
to the early 1700s. Hit by 51 German fire- 
bombs that were put out by the volunteer 
St. Paul's Fire Watch during the London 
Blitz of World War II, the majestic cathe- 
dral is infused with durable British pride. 
Because of the church's spaciousness and 
fine acoustics. Prince Charles and Lady 
Diana Spencer chose it for their wedding, 
ending a 200-year tradition of royal wed- 
dings in Westminster Abbey. 

"To stop singing in St. Paul's and hear 
the reverberations seven or eight seconds 
later is incredible," said Dimick. 

"While I was conducting 'Beautiful 
Savior' in St. Paul's, I looked up at some 
stained glass windows and was trans- 
formed," Getz said. 

Though the concert sated everyone, 
the coda from St. Paul's music director 

was still to come. "Despite his typically 
British no-nonsense attitude about praise, 
he said, 'You must come back — any 
time,' " reported Rose. 

"The spiritual feeling there was as if 
heaven had decided to come in and visit 
for a while," Fay exclaimed. That's an 
amazing testimonial from someone who 
read with some skepticism her invitafion 
to audition for Masterworks. "I said to 
myself, 'Right. I'm just going to take two 
weeks off and go do this." Fay recalled. 
"Yet, as time went by, I felt I'd regret it 
for the rest of my life if I didn't jump at 
the opportunity. I was in concert choir all 
four years at Lebanon Valley, and I 
wanted to sing with Dr. Getz again more 
than anything else. He can reach in and 
touch the soul of music and draw that 

Something that touched the soul of 
Masterworks members was the group's 
instant camaraderie. "It was an extension 
of the close-knit atmosphere I always 
found on campus when I was there," said 

"There was nobody who thought there 
was an T in the word 'team,' " Dillane 
noted. "At the beginning, some who were 
not Lebanon Valley grads felt like they 
were on the other side of a cliff, but soon 
they didn't feel that way." 

Added Rose, a graduate of the 
Peabody Institute, "This group jelled. We 
became very intimate very quickly, and it 
enhanced our performance." 

That intimacy no doubt developed 
from the members' interaction with the 
soul of their music. And surely it was 
enriched by the unique and moving expe- 
riences of their journey to a Midlands 
town 20 miles east of Birmingham, where 
they were introduced to what Getz calls 
the "spirit of Coventry." In this town, only 
the walls, tower and 300-foot spire of the 

16 The Valley 

old Gothic St. Michael's Cathedral still 
stand. The rest of the 500-year-old church 
was destroyed in 1940 when Coventry 
became the first city reduced to rubble by 
the German Luftwaffe. So thorough was 
the destruction that for the rest of the war, 
Hermann Goring is said to have given 
orders not just to bomb Allied towns, but 
to "Coventry" them. 

"After 1 1 hours of bombing came the 
voice of the clergy," relates Getz. "They 
said the people must not be interested in 
retribution, but in forgiveness. After a 
while, the people of Coventry also 
assisted other victims of bombing, includ- 
ing the Germans themselves." 

Perpendicular to the remains of the old 
church sits new St. Michael's (conse- 
crated in 1962) with its 100-foot-tall win- 
dows facing the ruins. 

"New St. Michael's is Easter Sunday," 
Dillane said. "Old St. Michael's is Good 
Friday and a monument to the futility of 
war. After spending an hour going 
through the rubble, we found the emo- 
tional context of singing at the altar of 
new St. Michael's while facing the win- 
dows was indescribable. I cannot think of 
St. Michael's without getting emotional." 

For everyone involved, the trip seemed 
to teem with emotional experiences; even 
Bill Gamer, their British bus driver, was 
touched. A retired driver who only does 
special trips, Bill "took a liking to us and 
we to him," noted Dillane. "He performed 
some minor miracles in the streets of 
London and really looked out for us. It 
was not on our itinerary to visit the 
American cemetery where our World War 
II soldiers are buried, but he insisted on 
taking us there. He said this was some- 
thing we should see." 

"Bill also listened to every concert," 
Fay said. "When he took us to Heathrow 
to go home, he said that in all his years of 

driving, this was the best group he had 
ever worked with, and he shed a tear over 
our leaving." 

Parting was more than sweet sorrow 
for these musicians; it was a beginning as 
well as an end. On June 30, at the farewell 
dinner on their final night abroad, the 
group greeted Getz with a five-minute 
standing ovation. "There was no other 
way for us to express our feelings." 
explained Dillane. "Then we immediately 
talked about a reunion because we needed 
to do this again." 

That reunion came to fruition on 
October 19 and 20, when members met to 
perform during a benefit concert at 
Market Square Presbyterian Church. "I 
drove through snow showers, then the 
monsoon when I neared Harrisburg," said 
Fay, "and laughed that I would do such a 

With 100 percent participation on that 
Saturday evening, the group raised over 
$1,500 to aid Krystyna Chomicz-Jung, a 
Polish woman who was found beaten in 
the church last July. Getz was one of those 
who comforted the woman until the 
ambulance and police arrived. 

That Sunday morning, the Chorale and 
Ensemble performed during the church 
service. "Nobody wanted to leave that 
time either," Rose said. "We may get 
together again next year because being 
together felt very close to heaven. We 
have a spiritual connection. I'm certain 
the group will make a tour again in a cou- 
ple of years, if Dr. Getz is willing and his 
health holds up." 

Said Getz, "I told them that no con- 
ductor deserves this. They are so capable, 
so eager, so responsive, so musical." 

The praise is not only musical but 
mutual. "Everything Pierce Getz does is 
first-rate," said Heilman. 

Sandy Marrone writes for the Harrisburg 
Patriot News. 

"We may get together again 

next year because being 

together felt very close to 

heaven. We have a spiritual 


— Victcnia Rose 

{Top left) In Coventry, the World War 11 
bombing of St. Michael's left only its 
walls, tower and spire, an inspirational 
sight clearly visible from inside the new 
church (detail, top right). "The emotional 
context of singing at the altar of new St. 
Michael's while facing the windows was 
indescribable," observed Bob Dillane '77. 

Winter 1997 17 


Bishop Chair 

Dr. Richard Cornelius, professor of 
chemistry, has been named to The Vernon 
and Doris Bishop Distinguished Chair in 
Chemistry, the college's first fully 
endowed faculty chair. 

Income from the endowed fund will 
support the holder's salary and provide an 
annual stipend to enhance student involve- 
ment in chemistry research. 

Cornelius, who has served as chair of 
the department since 1985, has earned a 
national reputation in chemistry education. 
He was recommended for the Bishop Chair 
by Dr Wilham McGill, senior vice presi- 
dent and dean of the faculty, with the 
approval of President G. David Rollick and 
the Executive Committee of the Board 
of Trustees. 

Vice president retires 

Richard F. Charles, CFRE, will retire 
from his position as vice president for 
advancement on June 30, 1997. 

"It is with a great sense of appreciation 
and sadness that we announce Dick's for- 
mal deparmre from the college family," 
said President Polhck. "His contributions 
to the advancement of our community 
have been truly exceptional. The growth of 
the college during Dick's tenure, on all 
fronts of the institution, is in no small part 
due to his expertise, his genuine warmth 
and his professional integrity." 

Charles joined the college in 1988, after 
serving as vice president for advancement 
at Wilkes University and director of devel- 
opment and annual funds at Franklin & 
Marshall College. 

Prior to his affiliation with higher 
education in 1970, he worked in public 
and industrial relations with Georgia 
Pacific, Hamilton Watch and the American 
Red Cross. 

During Charles' eight years at Lebanon 
Valley, the college successfully completed 
a $23.9 million campaign, met grant chal- 
lenges from the Kresge and Kline founda- 
tions and increased annual giving to more 
than $1 million. This past year, Lebanon 
Valley's gift income of $4.5 million was 
the highest in the history of the college. 

Hitting the books 

Maria Jones, program coordinator of the 
Science Education Partnership, earned her 
master's degree in science education from 
Clarion University over the summer In 
addition, she completed a biotechnology 
graduate course at Clarion. Twenty-four 
teachers from across the state, including 
Daniel Bruno '92, were chosen to partici- 
pate in this National Science Foundation- 
funded program. 

Sharon RafBeld and Sharon Arnold, 
both associate professors of sociology and 
social work, studied for a week in August at 
the Summer Institute for Intercultural 
Communications in Portland, Greg. 
Raffield concentrated on cross-cuhural 
counseling while Arnold focused on 
methods of interculUiral teaching. 

Campus authors 

Dr. Eugene Brown, professor of political 
science, published his latest book. Beyond 
the Water's Edge: An Introduction to U.S. 
Foreign Policy, co-authored with Donald 
M. Snow. This is Brown's fourth book. 

Dr. Owen Moe, professor of chemistry, 
published "Involvement of Arginine 143 in 
Nucleotide Substrate Binding at the Active 
Site of Adenylosuccinate Synthetase from 
Escherichia Coli," in Biochemistry, a jour- 
nal of the American Chemical Society. Moe 
and co-author Amy Bonser '93 published 
in The Journal of Chemical Education. 
Their article was titled, "Labeling 
Histidines in Cytochrome c: An Integrated 
Laboratory Project." 

Dr. Salvatore Cullari, chair and profes- 
sor of psychology, published an article 
titled "Psychotherapy Practice Question- 
naire" in The Independent Practitioner The 
article reports the findings of a question- 
naire returned by over 300 clinical psychol- 
ogists. The study was partially funded by a 
faculty research grant from Lebanon Valley. 

Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson, associate 
professor of English, published reviews of 
John Gery's Nuclear Annihilation and 
Contemporary American Poetry and 
Michael Bibby's Hearts and Minds: 
Bodies, Poetry, and Resistance in the 
Vietnam Era for Choice. 

Four faculty members co-authored an 
article in Tlie Physics Teacher describing 
the "Weapons and Society" course that they 
have team-taught over the past three years. 
The four are Dr. Michael Day, professor of 
physics; Dr. John Norton, chair and pro- 
fessor of political science; Dr. Steven 
Specht, associate professor of psychology; 
and Warren Thompson, associate profes- 
sor of religion and philosophy. 

Dr. Carl Wigal and Dr. Owen Moe, pro- 
fessors of chemistry, had a manuscript tided 
"Solvent Dependence of the One-Electron 
Reduction of Substituted Benzo- and 
Naphthoquinones," accepted for publication 
in the chemical journal, Electronanalysis. 
The work was coauthored by Janell 
Heffner '96. 

Elected to serve 

Dr. Salvatore Cullari, professor of 
psychology, was selected as president of 
Harrisburg's Instimte for Psychotherapy 
(IFP), an interdisciplinary training and pro- 
fessional peer support organization. 

Dave Evans, director of career plaiming 
and placement, was elected president of the 
Pennsylvania College Career Services 

Dr. Susan Atkinson, associate profes- 
sor of education, will be part of the 
Pennsylvania Department of Education's 
five-year evaluation team for Gwynedd- 
Mercy College's Elementary Education 

Dr. Klement Hambourg, professor 
emeritus of music, was appointed as editor 
of Stringboard, the publication of the 
Pennsylvania/Delaware String Teachers' 

Dr. Barbara Denison '79, director of 
continuing education at the Lancaster 
Center, served as a facilitator at the general 
board meeting of the Pennsylvania Council 
of Churches. She is a member of the coun- 
cil's Future Task Team, representing the 
Central Pennsylvania Conference of the 
United Methodist Church. 

Jennifer Peters, assistant director of 
financial aid, was chosen to participate in 
the 1997 Leadership-Lebanon Valley pro- 
gram, sponsored by the Lebanon Chamber 
of Commerce. 

18 The Valley 

Annual giving volunteers 

Darwin G. Glick, trustee and chair of the 
Advancement Committee, has announced 
the following key volunteers for this year's 
Annual Giving program: 

■ Bruce R. Rismiller '59 chairs the 
Alumni division. 

■ Allen "Skip" Hicks, owner of the 
Allen Theatre in Annville, heads up the 
Friends segment. 

■ The Faculty and Staff solicitation 
effort is led by Dr. Sidney Pollack, profes- 
sor of biology. 

■ Chairing the Corporate Annual Fund 
is Patricia Means, a general manager for 
CoreStates Bank. 

■ John and Carol Byers of Lancaster, 
parents of Jennifer Byers '97, are co-chair- 
ine the Parent's Fund. 

Four-spon star 

Chrissy Henise '98, a four-sport athlete 
and Dean's List student, was mentioned in 
a four-paragraph USA Today article in the 
October 9 sports section. Henise plays soc- 
cer, tennis, basketball and Softball. 

'ichard F. Charles 

Maria Jones 

Dr Salvatore Cullari 

h: Can' Crieve-Carlson Dave Evans 

Jennifer Peters 

Crafts in the Caribbean 

Patricia J. Fay, assistant professor of art, 
attended the Caribbean Craft Marketplace 
1996 in St. Maarten, West Indies, where she 
worked with show organizers to improve the 
effectiveness of this marketing venture. Fay 
will submit a recommendations report as 
independent consultant for the Caribbean 
Export Development Agency (Barbados). 

Singing in Japan 

Dr. Pierce Getz, professor emeritus of 
music and director of the Alumni Chorale, 
presented an organ recital and directed an 
alumni choir concert at Miyagi College in 
Sendai, Japan. Getz founded the Miyagi 
alumni choir as a student choir in 1956 while 
he was teaching there as an educational mis- 
sionary. Miyagi invited him back for the cel- 
ebration of the coDege's 1 10th anniversary. 

ivlarathon runner 

Lisa Yingst, campus security officer, was 
one of 19,126 runners to participate in the 
21st Marine Corps Marathon on October 
27. This year's race, which had the highest 
total number of entrants, began in 
Washington, D.C., and continued through 
Alexandria, Va. Yingst's time quaUfies her 
for the Boston Marathon in April. 

Dutchmen duo 

David A. Murray was named head foot- 
ball coach, succeeding Jim Monos, who 
coached for the past 1 1 seasons. 

Formerly head football coach at the 
SUNY College at Cortland (N.Y.), Murray 
also served as a defensive coordinator in 
1987. He was an assistant coach at 
Dartmouth College, an assistant football 
and track coach at Ithaca College and a 
physical education instructor at Scotia- 
Glenville High School. 

He majored in physical education at 
Springfield College and holds a master's 
degree from Ithaca College. 

Jeffry Shore has been named head 
coach of the men's and women's swimming 

Shore has been swimming competi- 
tively for 20 years. At Mechanicsburg (Pa.) 
High School, he was a four-year letter- 
winner and set four school records. He 
graduated from Shippensburg University in 
1992 with a degree in secondary educa- 
tion/social studies. 

isa Yingst 

David A. Murray 

Jeffry Shore 

Winter 1997 19 

News Briefs 

Molecular modeling grant 

Lebanon VaDey's chemistry department is 
providing national leadership in the in- 
structional use of molecular modeling, 
thanlcs to a grant from the National Science 
Foundation (NSF). The NSF awarded the 
college $88,574 to fund a proposal written 
by chemistry professors Dr Carl Wigal and 
Dr Richard Cornelius. Their project will 
establish a consortium to promote the 
incorporation of molecular modeling into 
the undergraduate chemistry curriculum. 

Molecular modeling involves using a 
computer to create dynamic models of 
compounds to visualize their molecular 
geometry and demonstrate their chemical 
principles. It allows chemists to study 
closely the development and engineering of 
tiny particles. 

The Molecular Modeling Consortium 
will begin with summer workshops for col- 
lege chemistry faculty. Utilizing computer 
hardware and software purchased in 1995 
with the help of funding from the NSF, fac- 
ulty will study the theory and application of 
molecular modeling as it applies to the 
chemistry curriculum. The week-long 
workshops will emphasize links between 
laboratory experimentation and computer 
modeling as well as the use of modeling in 
lecture courses. 

After the workshops conclude, partici- 
pants will communicate through the con- 
sortium. TTie follow-up and dissemination 
of participants' results will be conducted 
electronically via the Molecular Modeling 
Home Page, which is already in place on 
the college's Web site (http;//www.lvc. 

This latest grant extends a strong record 
of success. Over the past 10 years, the 
NSF has funded 13 proposals from 
the chemistry department totalling more 
than $700,000. 

Talking business 

On Business Career Day, more than 300 
students from high schools throughout 
Central Pennsylvania came to campus. 

President G. David Pollick welcomed the 
group and thanked the participating busi- 
ness leaders for sharing their time and 
expertise. His remarks were followed by 
seminars on a variety of topics, including 
human resource management, international 
business, marketing and sales, finance and 
computer applications. 

This year's event, held October 15, 
featured speakers from organizations 
including AMP, Farmers Trust Bank, 
ALCOA, Coopers & Lybrand and the 
Hershey Entertainment and Resort 
Company (HERCO). 

Again this year, the game of Business 
Jeopardy (patterned after the television pro- 
gram, "Jeopardy") was a popular attraction 
with students. The game's hosts were mem- 
bers of Lebanon Valley's chapter of Phi Beta 
Lambda, a snadent organization of manage- 
ment, accounting and economics majors. 

Going for the gold 

The College Relations Office won four 
gold awards in a recent competition 
sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania 
Chapter of the International Association of 
Business Communicators (lABC). The 
winning pieces were 
the Admission Search 
Piece, the "LIVE" 
Calendar, the 1996 
Summer Music Camp 
Poster and The 
Valley magazine. 

Kudos to Judy 
Pehrson, execu- 
tive director of 
college relations 
and editor of The Valley maga- 
zine, and Jane Paluda, acting director of 
college relations. 

Phonathon progress 

The 1996-97 Phonathon got off to a solid 
start during the fall term widi $75,000 
raised toward this year's goal of $150,000. 
On one evening, six student volunteers 
reached an all-time fund-raising high of 
$10,644 in under two hours. 


Calling for the fall semester began in 
late September and continued through 
November The Phonathon resumed in mid- 
January and will continue through April. 

Successful fund-raiser 

The Seventh Annual Achievement 
Challenge Tournament, held on September 
13 at the Lebanon Country Club, raised 
$44,800, an increase of $7,000 over the 
1995 event's earnings. The golf outing, 
which included a record 24 foursomes this 
year, raises scholarship money for the 
Lebanon Valley Education Partnership 
between the college and the Lebanon 
School District. 

Lebanon native Sam Bowie, former 
center for the Los Angeles Lakers, returned 
to promote this year's event. He spent the 
morning visiting elementary school 
children in his home town. 

Since its inception in 1990, the tourna- 
ment has raised $274,000 and has 
netted $225,000. The Eighth Annual 
Achievement Challenge Tournament is set 
for September 12, 1997, at the Lebanon 
Country Club. 

Sound advice 

More than 90 alumni returned to campus on 
October 1 to give professional career 
advice to students during a college-wide 
career fair. It was sponsored by the Student 
Alumni Association with support from the 
Alumni Association's Career Planning 
Committee. The day began with the 
keynote address, "Career Success in the 
'90s and Beyond: What Does It Take?" by 
Ken Matz '69, a news anchor for NBC 
affiUate WCAU-TV 10 in Philadelphia. 

Throughout the afternoon and into the 
evening, panels of alumni gave helpful 
advice concerning their professions and 
answered students' questions. A broad 
range of careers were represented, includ- 
ing accounting, counseling, journalism, 
the sciences, law and music recording 

20 The Valley 


Men's and Women's 
Cross Country 

The men won their first invitational since 
1991 on October 5 at Susquehanna, after 
defeating Baptist Bible, Gallaudet, King's 
and Valley Forge Community. 

In the 1996 NCAA Division III 
Eastern Regionals in Carlisle on 
November 9, the men finished 28th out of 
42 teams and the women 29th out of 43. 
Sophomore Glenn Vaughan was LVC's 
top men's finisher, crossing the line in 
131st place at 29:14.22 (251 runners 
placed). Freshman Maria DeLiberato was 
LVC's top finisher in the women's race at 
number 133 in 22:03.74 (258 runners 
crossed the finish line). 

Football (1-9, 0-5 MAC) 

In the last season game, LVC avoided a 
non-win season with a 48-33 home vic- 
tory over Delaware Valley on November 
15. The two teams combined for 918 
yards in total offense and 42 fourth- 
quarter points. 

Sophomore tailback Randy Kostelac 
rushed for two touchdowns, caught a pass 
for a score, converted two two-point con- 
versions, rushed for 84 yards on 10 carries 
and caught two passes for 27 yards. 

Sophomore tailback Greg Kohler fin- 
ished the season with 545 rushing yards to 
lead the Dutchmen in this category for the 
second straight year. 

Sophomore punter Greg Steckbeck 
turned in a strong season with an average 
of 36.4 yards. Kohler and Steckbeck were 
named MAC Second Team All-Stars. 

Junior defensive lineman Edwin 
Heisey finished the season with 59 tackles 
(36 solo). He also had two sacks, three 
tackles for loss and two fumble recover- 
ies. Heisey was named a MAC Second 
Team All-Star and an ECAC Second 
Team All-Star. 

Sophomore offensive lineman Jason 
Hotchkiss was named an MAC First Team 

Men's Soccer (8-9-2, 3-4 MAC) 

The season showed unmistakable 
improvement under fourth-year Coach 
Mark Pulisic. 

Cyber Sports 

Follow the progress of the Dutchmen 
teams by logging onto the LVC Home 
Page at and select the 
"news and events" section on the menu. 

The Dutchmen lost their final game of 
the regular season 1-0 to Moravian on 
October 30. The bitter setback prevented 
the team from recording its first winning 
season — both overall and in the league — in 
the 2 1 -year history of the program. 

LVC also had to battle through a five- 
game stretch without its top goal scorer, 
Greg Glembocki. The senior forward suf- 
fered a severe ankle sprain in a physical 3- 
1 loss at Wilkes. He missed the next four 
games, when the Dutchmen went 2-2. The 
two losses were 2- 1 on the road to Ursinus 
(OT) and Susquehanna. 

Glembocki turned in a season for the 
LVC record books. He set individual sea- 
son records for goals (11) and points (27) 
scored. He graduates with the assist 
record for a season (6), set last year. 

Senior goaltender Troy Elser set an indi- 
vidual record: 1.75 goals against average. 
Elser gave up a season team low 27 goals. 
He played in 1,390 minutes of action, 
another season goaUe record at LVC. 

The team set season records for goals 
scored (41), goals against (34), goals for 
in the league (12), goals against in the 
league (14) and comer attempts (103). 
Another team record came in the first 
game of the season when the Dutchmen 
defeated Lancaster Bible 9-0, the most 
goals scored in a game by a LVC men's 
soccer team. 

Sophomore midfielder Harry Hunt fin- 
ished with a solid season, scoring seven 
goals and adding five assists for 19 points. 

Sophomore forward Matt Houck also 
continued to improve as the season pro- 
gressed. Houck scored five goals and 
added two assists for 12 points. 

Sophomore defender Jason Piazza 
gave LVC further balance with five goals 
and four assists for 14 points. 

Glembocki, Piazza and senior back 
Chris Kirchner were named MAC Second 

Team All-Stars, the most-ever All-Stars in 
men's soccer 

Women's Soccer (2-7-1) 

This inaugural season ended on a compet- 
itive note, despite the team's falling twice 
at home in its final week. On October 23, 
Lebanon Valley lost to King's 3-2. A 
strong Delaware Valley team faced a stiff 
test before the Aggies defeated LVC 1-0 
on October 26. 

Next season, LVC will officially com- 
pete in the MAC Commonwealth League 
and will play an 18-to 20-game schedule. 

Junior forward Chrissy Henise led the 
team in scoring this season with nine goals 
and two assists for 20 points. She helped 
LVC win the first game of this new pro- 
gram, 4-2 over Allentown on September 13 
by scoring a "hat trick." Lebanon Valley's 
other season win also came against 
Allentown. The tie came against Albright, 
2-2, in a game called to darkness. 

Women's Tennis (3-9, 1-5 MAC) 

The women finished with a 6-3 MAC 
Commonwealth League win at Juniata. 
LVC's top singles player was Melissa 
Fritz, who finished the season with a 5-5 
record. Misty Piersol and Jill Zwiesdak 
were the top doubles team at 2-6. 

The women's tennis season will con- 
tinue with matches this spring. 

Women's Volleyball (19-16, 4-3 

A two-win week concluded the season. 
On October 29, LVC defeated Messiah 3- 
1 to conclude MAC Commonwealth 
League season play at 4-3. And on 
October 31, LVC defeated visiting 
Dickinson 3-0. 

Senior outside hitter NataUe Baruka led 
the team in kills (365), hitting percentage 
(23.37), blocks (83) and blocks per game 
(.72). She was named an MAC 
Commonwealth League First Team All-Star. 

Junior setter Becky Slagle led LVC 
with 723 assists (7.61 per game). She was 
second with 103 kills and 47 service aces. 

Freshman middle hitter Becky Harrison 
led the team with 66 service aces and 226 
digs. She was third in blocks (47). 

Winter 1997 21 

Class News & Notes 



Bernice Hoover Singley '28, August 25, 1996. 
She retired in 1971 from teaching kindergarten in 
the Chnton (N.J.) Public School System. She was 
the widow of Dr. G. Clifford Singlev '28, who 
was the first superintendent of the North Hunterton 
Regional High School District in Clinton. 
Ruth E. Reigel '29, May 8, 1996. 


Rev. G. Edgar Hertzler '30 at the age of 88 is 

serving as chaplain/ counselor at the Neill Funeral 
Home in Harrisburg. 

A Beautiful Sight 

Raymoind Prey '39 was the subject of several 
news articles in the Harrisburg area this past 
summer. Blinded by an explosion during a 
World War II training exercise. Raymond lost 
one eye completely and his sight in the other. 
He spent 50 years in near-darkness. Then, after 
a Philadelphia eye surgeon restored the sight in 
Raymond's remaining eye, he could see things 
that people with sight take for granted. For the 
first time, he has seen the faces of his children 
and grandchildren. His family includes several 
LVC alumni: a daughter, Carol Frey Hollich 
'66; her husband. GEORGE HOLLICH, JR. '65; 
and their son. George Hollich, HI '95. Their 
daughter, Kim, is a student at LVC. 

Robert W. Smith '39. professor emeritus and 
former chairman of LVC's music department, is 
the grandfather of Kerr Smith, who now plays 
Ryder Hughes on "As the World Turns." Kerr was 
featured in the September 3, 1996, issue of Soap 
Opera Weekly. 


Mildred E. Myers '30. August 30, 1996. She 

received her master's degree from Columbia 
University and taught English and Latin at 
Annville-Cleona High School from 1930 until her 
retirement in 1974. She served as organist for the 
Annville United Methodist Church, the Messiah 
Lutheran Church in Harrisburg and the First 
United Methodist Church in Palmyra. 
Dorothy Garber Roudabush '32, January 
28, 1996. Her late husband was Dr. ROBERT L. 
Roudabush '31 and her daughter is DOROTHY 
Hollinger '55. 

Lenora Mary Bender Shortlidge '32, June 
30. 1996. An active member of the United Church 
of Christ in Abington. Mass.. she retired in 1976 
as a special education teacher in Brockton. 
DeWitt M. Essick '34, July 15, 1996. He was 
a personnel manager at Armstrong World 
Industries in Lancaster. Pa., for 34 years before 
retiring in 1976. He also taught high school social 
studies, was an assistant principal at a high school 
in Cochranville from 1934 to 1943 and an adjunct 
professor in personnel management and industrial 
relations at Franklin & Marshall College. He 
served as trustee at LVC from 1960-1972 and as a 
member of the Alumni Council. LVC awarded 
him an Alumni Citation in 1968. 
Gordon Davies '38, June 6, 1996. 


J. Ross Albert '47 is retired but still teaches 
"Music Appreciation" and "Music Methods" at 
the University of South Carolina at Spartanburg. 


Marian Reiff Craighead '41, May 9, 1996. 
She was in her 40th year as organist of Asbury 
First United Methodist Church in Rochester, N.Y. 
After receiving her B.A. in English at LVC. 
Marian earned her B.Mus. from Westminster 
Choir College, where she was an organ student of 
Dr. Alexander McCurdy. Later she was a member 
of the organ faculty at Westminster, as well as 
McCurdy's assistant organist at the First 
Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. She later 
played the organ for churches in Los Angeles and 
Pasadena. Calif. In 1948. she married David 
Craighead and in 1955. they moved to Rochester, 
where he became head of the organ department at 
the Eastman School of Music. Westminster Choir 
College paid tribute to her during its 1993 com- 
mencement activities by presenting her with the 
annual Alumni Merit Award in recognition of her 
contributions and achievements as an organist. 
John C. McFadden, Jr. '44, June 18, 1996. He 
retired from the U.S. Postal Service as Harrisburg 
management area training director. His son is 

John R. McFadden '68. 
Edgar F. Schnee '44, May 11, 1996. 
Joseph P. Kania '46, June 9, 1996. He had 
retired in 1984 from Elizabeth High School in 
Elizabeth, N.J. Joseph taught history and was also 
coordinator of driver education for the Elizabeth 
schools. After college, he played professional 
football and then coached football at Lyndhurst 
High School in Lyndhurst, N.J. He received the 
Police Athletic League award for his outstanding 
service to the youth of Elizabeth and his loyalty to 
young people's programs. 

Rev. H. Wayne Beam '49, June 29. 1996. 
Russell J. Bixler '49, August 1. 1996. He had 
retired as a music teacher from the Haverford 
Township School District in Haverford, Pa. 
Peter P. Kane '49, February 12, 1996. 
Blake H. Nicholas '49, October 3, 1995. 


Bill Fisher '50 retired on July 31, 1996, from 

the Sunday Lancaster (Pa.) News after being 
sports editor for 25 years. He was employed by 
the Lancaster newspapers for 42 years. Barbara 
Hough Roda, Sunday News staff writer, observed, 
"To his Sunday News coworkers Bill Fisher is 
more than a sports editor. He is a mentor Friend. 
A world traveler who packs a penchant for 
antiques and books — is it really that obvious? — 
Penn State football. He has the build of Jimmy 
Stewart and the smile of Alan Alda. There's even 
a kind of Joe DiMaggio quality about Bill, a 
grace that makes the tough jobs look easy." What 
will he do in his retirement? Sports staff writer 
Gordie Jones, predicted, "He will read. He will 
build birdhouses. a hobby he took up only 
recently, when he decided he could do better 
work than that which he had seen at art shows 
(shows at which his wife of 40 years, Arlene, dis- 
plays her paintings). And he will dote on his three 

Margaret (Peg) Bower Boag '51 was hon- 
ored on May 2, 1996. by the Fairfax County (Va.) 
Human Rights Commission and presented with 
one of the 1995 Human Rights Awards. She has 
volunteered for nearly 20 years with the 
Committee for Helping Others (CHO, Inc.), an 
organization made up of members of concerned 
churches and individuals in the Dunn/ 
Loring/Merrifield/Oakton/Vienna communities. 
The volunteers work diligently to aid needy indi- 
viduals who cannot obtain assistance in other 
places. Peg contributes guidance, counseling and 
personal assistance to those who need help with 
such problems as paying utility bills and rent, 
finding transportation and obtaining medical 
attention. She has also been an active participant 
in efforts to bring together members of diverse 
communities to foster racial harmony. Her hus- 
band is John D. Boag '51. Their daughter is 
Jean Boag Reese '76 and their son is John 
Boag '80. 

Our apologies: In the Alumni News section in 
tlie Fall 1996 issue, the photographs of 
Richard Besecker '55 and Robert Frey '77 

were inadvertently switched. 

22 The Valley 

Peak Performer 

Nurturing Alumni Comes Naturally 

By Susan Jurgelski 

As a high school senior looking to attend 
a small Uberal arts college, Kkisten 
Angstadt made a list of prospective 
schools. Lebanon Valley College did not 
make the hst. However, encouragement from 
her guidance counselor, followed by a cam- 
pus visit, quickly changed her focus. 
Angstadt ended up applying to only one col- 
lege: Lebanon Valley. 

"The spirit and warmth of the school, in 
combination with its fine academic 
program, just snared me," recalls Dr. 
Angstadt '74, now a school psychologist 
and administrator in Harrisburg. "People 
on campus could not have been more gen- 
uine. It was the interest in the student that 
impressed me." 

In her current role as Alumni Council 
president, Angstadt wants to foster 
Lebanon Valley's "people-oriented" repu- 
tation, and encourage more alumni to 
become involved with the college. "We 
need to develop programs that encourage 
an on-going commitment to service 
between the alumni and the college, that 
expand the forum for recognizing and hon- 
oring the accomphshments of our alumni 
and that buUd and foster deeper relation- 
ships with the greater constituency of 
alumni," explains Angstadt. "There are 
numerous ways for alumni to support the 
college with their time and talents. They 
need to realize that their involvement can 
occur in mciny dimensions, and that their 
interest in the college is not sought merely 
for financial reasons." 

The recent Career Day, sponsored by 
the Career Planning Committee of the 
Alumni Council, was a successful example 
of alumni involvement. In October, more 
than 90 alumni came to campus to share 
their talents with students soon to enter the 
job market. "It was the first such event, and 
attendance was excellent, as were the 

reports from the students," says Angstadt. 

Her involvement with the Alumni 
Council began in 1991. She has served as 
second vice president and first vice presi- 
dent, and then last spring, assumed the 
presidency, a two-year term. She also 
chaired the council's awards and scholar- 
ship committees. During 1995-96, she was 
selected as the Alumni Association's repre- 
sentative on the college's presidential 
search committee. 

A native of Kutztown (Berks County) 
and the daughter of educators, Angstadt 
entered Lebanon Valley in the fall of 1970 
with plans to major in psychology. "1 felt 
like I fit in right away," she says. "I settied 
into school and I was never disappointed 
that I had decided to go there." 

While actively pursuing her studies in 
psychology, she worked in the depart- 
ment as a student assistant and then as a 
teaching assistant. She completed two 
independent study projects and earned 
department honors. Angstadt credits her 
advisor. Dr. Jean O. Love, and her depart- 
ment chair. Dr. Robert S. Davidon, (now 
professors emeriti) for supporting and 
guiding her ambition to pursue graduate 
study. At the University of Maryland, 
Angstadt earned her master's degree and 
Ph.D. in psychology. 

In 1978, she was hired as a school psy- 
chologist for the Capital Area Intermediate 
Unit in Harrisburg, an agency that provides 
specialized instruction, treatment, diagnos- 
tic, evaluative and educational training ser- 
vices to conmiunity agencies and school 
districts. She has remained at the school 
ever since. Since then, her job has expanded 
and become more diversified. She super- 
vises diagnostic, clinical and consultative 
services; is responsible for supervising staff 
in the Department of Pupil Services; directs 
the operation of the Child Development and 

Alumni Council President 
Kristen Angstadt '74 likes the 
fact that her alma mater has a 
"peopk'Oriented" reputation. 

Family Resource Clinic; and maintains her 
own clinical case load. 

Even with her busy schedule, Angstadt 
fmds time with her husband, David A. 
Hoffman, M.D., to nurture several inter- 
ests. Their love of travel has taken them to 
Canada, Mexico, Europe, Russia, South- 
east Asia, Australia, New Zealand and, 
most recently, China. They're both passion- 
ate about music, art and history. 

Reflecting on her activities and inter- 
ests, Angstadt notes, "I reaUze people are 
absorbed in many things. But sometimes 
all we need is just a portion of their time. 
There are a lot of alumni out there with a 
multitude of talents — we want to be able to 
foster these talents to the best advantage 
of the college." 

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

Rev. Robert K. Feaster '51 was interviewed 
in Disciple (Spring/Summer 1996), published for 
Disciple Bible study participants. Robert was 
president and publisher of United Methodist 
Publishing House from 1993 until his retirement 
in early 1996. 

Jean L. Lesser Heaps '51 and her husband, 
Warren, live in Leesburg, Fla. 
Dr. Robert Meals '51 was inducted into the 
Mechanicsburg (Pa.) High School Hall of Fame 
for his outstanding achievement. He has provided 
four decades of service to the Philadelphia 
College of Osteopathic Medicine as a distin- 

guished teacher and clinician in radiology, 
nuclear medicine and radiation therapy. 
Ruth M. Stambach '52 was ordained as a dea- 
con by Bishop Judith Craig in June 1996 at 
Epworth United Methodist Church in Marion, 
Ohio. She was also admitted into probationary 
membership in the West Ohio Conference of the 
UMC. Ruth will serve as pastor for Marseilles, 
Salem and Wesley Chapel UM churches. 
Becoming a deacon is the first order of ordination 
for UMC clergy. Deacons serve a minimum of 
two years "on trial" before being accepted into 
full clergy membership. 

Ed Walton '53 published a series of six articles 
in the Boston Red Sox Fenway Park scorecard 
this past summer. The articles were on the 1946 
American League Champion Boston Red Sox. 
Sally Herr Alecxih '54 is a realtor associate 
for Coldwell Banker Slaugh & Co. in Lancaster, 
Pa. She and her husband. Peter, have 19 grand- 

Dr. David Willoughby '55 resigned from his 
three-year interim position as head of the music 
department at Susquehanna University. He was 
appointed minister of music at the Elizabethtown 
(Pa.) Church of the Brethren, where he directs the 
Adult Choir and the Bell Choir. He continues to 

Winter 1997 23 

A Jolly Good 

DR. Art Ford '59, professor of 
English and dean for international 
programs, received an Honorary Fellow- 
ship from Anglia Polytechnic University 
in Cambridge. England, during its gradu- 
ation ceremonies in October. A student 
exchange agreement between Anglia and 
Lebanon Valley, organized by Ford and 
his counterparts at the British university, 
has been in effect for the past four years. 

Ford was given the award for three 
reasons: "He is an excellent and innova- 
tive teacher of English; he is a creative 
writer with a wide range of published and 
performed works; and he is an energetic 
and successful protagonist for interna- 
tional education," according to the cita- 
tion read at the ceremonies. 

Along with the student exchange pro- 
gram with Anglia. Ford has been instru- 
mental in setting up another dozen study 
abroad programs around the world. He is 
also responsible for faculty exchanges 
and for recruiting international students 
to Lebanon Valley. 

"It was a nice honor." Ford said, 
adding. "I see it. however, as a confirma- 
tion of the direction Lebanon Valley has 
been going in recent years. We have 
given our students opportunities to 
engage themselves with the larger world 
in a variety of ways." The Anglia pro- 
gram has been one of the most successful 
of those endeavors, he said. 

The fellowship designates Ford as a 
fellow of the university, and signifies his 
position as an honorary faculty member. 
"They told me that now that I am a fac- 
ulty member, I have all the rights and 
privileges of that position." Ford said, 
"including full rein to complain about the 
administration. I neglected to remind 
them that I am an administrator here at 
Lebanon Valley." 

Anglia Polytechnic University honored 
Dr An Ford '59 for being an innovative 
educator with a global outlook. 

The graduation ceremony, held in 
Chelmsford Cathedral, also included the 
awarding of bachelor's degrees to two 
Anglia students who studied at Lebanon 
Valley two years ago: jEFF AllCHURCH 
and Julie Stevens. 

Attending the ceremony were Ford's 
wife. Mary Ellen, and Dr. Mark 
Mecham. Lebanon Valley professor and 
chair of music. Mecham was working with 
choirs and classes at Anglia as part of his 
sabbatical at the time. Also present were 
the five LVC students currently studying at 
Anglia: sophomore music majors JODY 
Good. Melissa Felty and Cindy 
Perroth and junior elementary education 
majors JESSLYN Oberholtzer and LiZ 

Two other guests. jEFF KEARNEY '82 
and his wife DEBORAH KEARNEY '83, 
live in Brentwood, England. Jeff is the 
son of Lebanon Valley professor of 
English Dr. John Kearney and his 
wife. Carol. 

play principal double bass in the Susquehanna 
Valley Chorale Orchestra. He is a professor 
emeritus of music at Eastern New Mexico 

Dr. Norman V. Blantz '56 was a presidential 
elector for Mary Cal Hollis, the Socialist Party 
candidate for president. 
Donna M. Williamson Shafer '58 was 

selected as one of the top 500 teachers in Who's 
Who in American Teachers. She is a math 
teacher/team leader in the Pryor Middle School 
in Walton Beach, Fla. 


Robert E. Deppen '54. July 29. 1995. 


William R. Rohrbach '62 retired on 
September 1. 1995, as revenue officer, U.S. 
Treasury Department. He and his wife. Doris. 
live in North Hero. Vt. 

Shirley Brown Michel '63 is director of 
music/organist at Norristown (Pa.) Presbyterian 

Church and a teacher with the Lansdale Child 
Development Center 

Rev. Rodney Shearer '66 heads a band 
known as "Revvin' It Up: The Pastors Praise 
Band." The band consists of three pastors, a the- 
ology student and a layman. Christopher 
Krpata '93, the theology student who plays gui- 
tar, is married to Rodney's daughter, LAURA 
Beth Shearer Krpata '93. 
Dr. Helaine Hopkins Golann "67 con- 
tributed a chapter on psychological aspects of 
mediation to The Mediator's Handbook, written 
by her husband, Dr Dwight E. Golann. It was 
published in September 1996 by Little. Brown. 
Michael R. Steiner '67 is director of the 
South Central Region of Pennsylvania's 
Department of Environmental Protection. 
Samuel a. Willman '67 started his own com- 
pany. Delta Packaging. Inc., in York. Pa., in 1986 
and serves as its president. Delta manufactures 
corrugated and related packaging. In its early 
days, the business focused on a market niche that 
many in the industry had deemed too expensive 
and too uncertain. In a 12,000-square-foot rented 
facility. Sam took a chance and targeted the just- 
in-time market for corrugated packaging, provid- 
ing warehousing and next-day delivery for his 
customers. In 1987. Delta served customers in 
Pennsylvania and Maryland. Today, it has 
expanded sales to New York. New Jersey, 
Illinois. California and the Philippines, and also 
provides custom design and package engineer- 
ing. Sam serves on LVC's board of trustees and 
on various board committees. 
James E. Kain '69 is president-elect of the 
North Jersey School Music Association, Region 
1, of the New Jersey Music Educators 
Association. He has also served as its treasurer 
In 1996. he was the guest conductor of the North 
Jersey Region I Symphonic Band. Jim is cur- 
rently the lead teacher for the math, science, 
technology and music departments at West 
Morris Central High School in Chester where he 
has taught music for 25 years. He is also an 
active professional musician with Dave Elgart 
Orchestras of Livingston. 
Carl L. Marshall '69 spoke at the National 
Conference on Employment Strategies for 
Employment of People with Disabilities in 
Washington. D.C. In his talk on "Education of 
Rehabilitation Professionals." he outlined an 
education program he designed for 
Pennsylvania's rehabilitation counselors. 


Mona Enquist- Johnston '71 received the 1996 
Virginia Volunteer Administrator of the Year 
Award in May. Sponsored by the four Virginia 
affiliates of the Association for Volunteer 
Administration, the award recognizes volunteer 
program management on a statewide level. For 
the past eight years Mona has coordinated pro- 
gramming, training and volunteers for the 
Fairfax County Park Authority's Resource 
Management Division. 

Deborah Monaghan Fetzer '72 and Linda 
Hough Uberseder '73 are the supervisors of 
the new George Fox Friends School in Oxford, 

24 The Valley 

Pa. Deborah teaches and is head of the school, 
now in its first year. Linda is the kindergarten 
teacher. Both teachers were roommates at LVC. 
In addition to being teachers and supervisors, 
they also assume the roles of custodians, business 
managers and school secretaries. 
Claire L. Fielder '72 is pastor of Halethorpe- 
Relay United Methodist Church in Baltimore. 
Larry M. Larthey '72. LVC's wrestling 
coach, is the father of Derek Larthy, who com- 
peted in the American Drug Free Power Lifting 
Teenage National Championships. Derek became 
the 123-pound National Champion and broke 
several national records. He squat lifted 259 lbs., 
bench pressed 187.5 lbs. (new record), dead 
lifted 314 lbs. (new record) and totaled 760.5 lbs. 
(new record). He represented the United States in 
the American Drug Free Power Lifting 
Association World Championships, held in 
Chicago in August 1996. 

Harold E. Ladd, III '73 is a member of sup- 
port services for Hecht's, Inc. in Raleigh, N.C. 
Bradley D. Stocker '73 recently played the 
role of Herbie in the Annville Community 
Theatre production of Gypsy. He played to sold- 
out audiences in Annville's newly renovated 
Allen Theatre. 

Wesley T. Dellinger '75, CRS, GRI, CSP, 
was awarded Silver Member status in the 
Pennsylvania Association of Realtors statewide 
Excellence Club. Wes, who works for Prudential 
Gacono Real Estate in Annville, is director of the 
Lebanon County Association of Realtors. 
Alfred J. Hockley, HI '75 is chief of the 
medical staff and a dermatologist in the U.S. Air 
Force, Brooks Air Force Base in Texas. 
Barbara Boes Novenson '75 and her hus- 
band, Joe. have three children; Matt, Andrew and 
Ellie. Joe is senior pastor at Lookout Mountain 
(Tenn.) Presbyterian Church. 
Irwin H. Siegel '75 is one of the contributing 
editors of the book. The Colemans: Lebanon 's 
Royal Family which was published by the 
Lebanon County Historical Society this past 
summer. Irwin chaired the Lebanon County 
Historical Society's Biography and History 
Committee. He is an adjunct instructor in LVC's 
hotel management program. 
Holly Shirk Whittle '75 and her husband, 
Daniel Whittle '76, live in Bellingham, 
Wash. Dan is director of product development 
and manufacturing at Cymbolic Sciences, 
International in Richmond, British Columbia, 

Anne Apgar Feilinger '76 is a teacher in the 
Gifted and Talented program for grades 2-6 in 
Galloway Township, N.J. 
JAYNE Elizabeth Drake Frankentield '76 
is a full-time computer teacher/specialist at 
Alexandra Middle School in Pittston, N.J. 
Robert G. Moffett '76 and Laurel 
Schwarz Moffett '76 have three daughters: 
Meghan, Emma and Carrie. Bob is a teacher in 
District 15, Palatine, 111., and also serves as music 
minister for St. Theresa's Parish. Laurel is a case 
worker with Columbia Hoffman Estates Medical 

Elyse E. Rogers '76 received a special 
achievement award in May 1996 from the 
Pennsylvania Bar Association for developing a 
plan for comprehensive interest on lawyers' trust 
accounts in Pennsylvania. 
Dr. Ken Shotwell '76 is chairman of the 
board for the Washington State Chiropractic 
Association. He has served on the board since 
1 988 in numerous capacities, including treasurer, 
secretary and vice president. He has practiced in 
Seattle since 1983. 

Vicki Sturm Crum '77 is practice manager at 
Capitol Area Animal Medical Center in 

John Harvey '77 is mobilization officer at the 
Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps in Washington, 
D.C. He and his wife, Bernice, have two chil- 
dren: Glynnis and Meghan. 
Diane Whiton Lupia '77 and her husband, 
Thomas J. Lupia, welcomed their second child, 
Emma Jane, on June 18. 1996. 
Scott Carney '78 is assistant vice president 
and actuary at Provident Mutual Life in Valley 
Forge, Pa. 

Lonnie Swanger-Riley '78 is teaching math- 
ematics part-time at Delaware Adolescent 
Program, Inc., a program for pregnant high 
school students in Dagsboro. 
J. Wesley Bailey '79 is a math teacher for the 
Highline School District in Seattle. 
Rev. Richard A. Hurst, Sr. '79 is pastor at 
the Lutheran Church of Farmington in 
Farmington. Maine. He and his wife have two 
children: Alice and Richard, Jr. 
Diane Litwak Pikos '79 is a self-employed 
nurse anesthetist in Tarpon Springs, Fla. She and 
her husband, Dr Michael Pikos, have two chil- 
dren: Lindsey and Tony. 

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SONlA Probst Gigliotti '80 is the adminis- 
trator of the Rouse House, a 189-bed nursing and 
rehabilitation facility in Youngsville, Pa. where 
she has been employed since her graduation 
from LVC. 

Daniel Promutico '80 is a weighing and 
research analyst for ABF Freight Systems, Inc., 
Winston-Salem, N.C. He and his wife, Kerry 
Anne, have three children: Michael, Daniel and 

Margaret Huml Hendershot '81 received 
an M.A. in liberal studies at Duke University in 
Durham, N.C, on May 12, 1996. 
Kathryn M. Kreitner '81 is executive direc- 
tor at Victims' Intervention Program in Wayne 
County, Pa. VIP is a private, non-profit program 
that provides counseling and crisis services to 
victims/survivors of domestic violence and sex- 
ual assault. Kathym lives in Honesdale. 

Thomas S. Levings '81 is the father of three 
children: Thomas, Dylan and Marisa. 
Rev. Charles W. Salisbury '81 is the senior 
pastor of Bethany United Methodist Church in 
Red Lion, Pa., and has been accepted into the 
doctoral program at Lancaster (Pa.) Theological 


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Peak Performer 

Rock-and-Roll Dream Comes True 

By Robert J. Smith 

PAUL Smith '88 is on the verge of 
something big. Smith plays bass gui- 
tar and keyboards in the Badlees, the cen- 
tral Pennsylvania-based rock band whose 
songs "Angeline Is Coming Home" and 
"Fear of Falhng" gamer much local and 
national air play. Last year, the Badlees 
signed a recording contract with Polydor 
Records and embarked on a national tour to 
introduce their music to a wider audience. 

Bom in Evanston, Illinois (just north of 
Chicago), Smith immersed himself in 
music at a young age, taking piano and 
trombone lessons, the former at the behest 
of his parents. "My mom played the 
piano — in fact, she still does, a little bit," he 
explains, "but she never really took it any 
further than just entertaining herself." 
Smith eventually picked up the guitar, and 
as a teen-ager played in several bands. 

His family moved to Camp Hill, 
Pennsylvania, where he attended Cumber- 
land Valley High School. A recruiting pre- 
sentation by John Uhl, a former Lebanon 
Valley College sound recording technology 
professor, gave Smith direction in his fur- 

"All of a sudden , people were flying to 
New York to see us , " notes Paul Smith 
'88 about the Badlees' rapid ascent. 

ther course of music studies. "I loved to 
take things apart, and I loved electronic giz- 
mos," he admits. "So that seemed to me to 
be the answer, to get a music degree, but get 
it in recording, so I could do all that kind of 
fun stuff." 

Uhl became a mentor for Smith during 
his years at Lebanon Valley. In fact, some 
of Smith's fondest memories involve his 
independent studies work with Uhl on a 
variety of recording projects, including a 
jazz Nativity at St. Bartholomew's Cathedral 
on Sixth Avenue in New York City. The cast 
included such jazz heavyweights as bassist 
Ron Carter. "Our job," Smith continues, 
"was to go there and record." Other projects 
included recital recordings and sessions both 
on and off campus. 

After graduation. Smith moved to New 
Jersey to be with his then-fiancee, Bonnie. 
Both of them worked in New York City — ^he 
as a commercial recording engineer, she in a 
pubhshing house. In 1991, Smith received a 
call from a friend, Bret Alexander, who asked 
Smith to quit his well-paying job and join 
Alexander's new band. 

"I was looking to move 
on anyway from doing 
commercial work," Smith 
recalls, "because I wanted 
to record music and be 
involved with music and all 
the things I had done in 
college, and beyond that." 
After some soul-search- 
ing, the Smiths decided to 
take the chance on this 
risky opportunity. "In the 
span of three weeks, my 
wife and I quit our jobs, got 
married, went on our hon- 
eymoon, and moved to 
Pennsylvania," he remem- 
bers. "It was quite a tumul- 
tuous experience. There 
was nothing for us here." 

Thus began the saga of 
the Badlees, whose brand of 
working-class rock has won 
over audiences in night clubs 
and bars up and down the 
Northeast. The group's 
sound — intense, guitar-driven 
and melodic, punctuated by 
the anthemic vocals of singer 
Pete Palladino — was perfectly 

suited to the sweaty, smoky haven of the 
comer tavem, any comer tavem. 

The Badlees' live performances helped 
build a base of fans who came to every 
show, crowded the Intemet with Web sites 
and scooped up the group's self-produced 
recordings, including their breakthrough 
1995 release, River Songs. "We knew that 
it was the best record that we'd made," 
Smith says of the collection, "that it was the 
most honest record we'd made." 

River Songs caught the attention of 
national talent scouts, and soon many of 
them were checking out the Badlees' 
shows. "All of a sudden, people were flying 
to New York to see us," Smith recalls, "and 
then the head of A&R [artists and reper- 
toire] for Columbia records came down to 
the Jersey Shore to see us. Polydor Records 
from L.A. flew out to Scranton to see us. It 
was boom, boom, one thing right after the 
other." The band signed with Polydor, and 
embarked on a national tour, opening con- 
certs for artists as diverse as Edwin McCain 
and Bob Seger. 

"We did a lot of promotional work," 
Smith explains. "That meant going to every 
radio station in every town we went into." 
It also meant making a music video for the 
song "Angeline Is Coming Home," 
directed by "E.R." star Anthony Edwards. 
According to Smith, the process of making 
a video was actually less glamorous than 
the final product. "There were 60 people 
working on the set," he recalls. "There's 
this huge crew, you're in the green room, 
and they bring you out for 15 minutes. They 
shoot, then you go back. You're up there 
Up-synching. In the video, we're up on 
these 10-foot-high boxes." 

All their efforts have given the Badlees 
and Paul Smith the experience to move on 
to the next level. "The initial idea was that 
everybody wanted to be working musi- 
cians, and to record and play our own songs 
for as long as possible," Smith says. "We 
just want to continue making records and 
writing better songs, making a better over- 
all record." And moving forward, to some- 
thing big. 

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

26 The Valley 

Seminary. His wife, VICTORIA SHAW 
Salisbury '82, received an M.S. in music edu- 
cation from Towson State University in January 
1995 and teaches elementary music in Harford 
County, Md. They have three children: Stephen, 
Gordon and Shelby. 

Dr. Michael F. Gross '82 is associate profes- 
sor of biology and chairman of the biology 
department at Georgian Court College in 
Lakewood, N.J. 

Sandra Crankfield '83 is a forensic case 
manager for Dauphin County Mental Health 
Case Management in Harrisburg. 

Joanne L. Lazzaro '83 performed with the 
Professional Flute Choir at the annual National 
Flute Association Convention in New York City. 
She is a member of the flute ensemble "Flauto 
Badinage," which performs in the greater Los 
Angeles area. 

John A. Dayton '84 is territory manager for 
ESSROC materials in Buckeystown, Md. 
Leslie Gilmore Webster '84 and her hus- 
band, Stuart Webster, have two children: Lauren 
and Jenna. They now live in the Houston area. 
Beth Blauch Border '86 is assistant director 
of Eldercare for the Lebanon County Area 
Agency on Aging in Lebanon, Pa. She and her 
husband, K. Scott Border, have two children: 
Nicholas and Luke. 

Geoffrey Howson '86 and his wife, Ursula 
HOEY Howson '87, welcomed twin daughters, 
Emily and Elizabeth, on December 4, 1995. Their 
daughter Amanda started kindergarten this fall. 
Michael M. May '86 married Melinda Harter 
on June 15, 1996. He has been teaching middle 
school for nine years in the East Pennsboro 
School District, where he also directs the middle 
school band. 

Ronald A. Hartzell '87 is marketing 
research manager for Sovereign Bank in 
Wyomissing, Pa. His responsibilities include 
developing a bank-wide strategic marketing plan, 
developing measurement and profitability sys- 
tems, managing research functions and develop- 
ing surveys and analyzing data to support strate- 
gic initiatives. He has a master's degree in 
finance and marketing from Wilkes College. 
Eve R. Lindemuth '87 had a paper published 
by the American Translators Association and 
gave a seminar at the association's national con- 
ference in November 1996. The topic of both is 
"The Electronic Resume." 

Sermon on the Roof 

Rev. Dr. Richard E. Denison, Jr. '81, 

pastor of Hope United Methodist Church in 
Silver Spring Township, Pa., promised his 
small congregation that if they could raise 
$10,000 in one Sunday's offering for the new 
building fund, he would preach from the 
church's rooftop. They responded by donating 
$16,600 on August 4, 1996. On September 1, 
Rick climbed a ladder, scaled the roof and 
hoisted himself into the tiny belltower to 
deliver his Sunday sermon for the 8:30 a.m. 

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APRIL 25, 26 «& 27, 1997 

Keith Littlewood '87 is a registered nurse 
for the Polyclinic Medical Center in Harrisburg. 
Eric John Shafer '87 was named an ordained 
elder in the United Methodist Church at the 
Central Pennsylvania Annual Conference in June 

Joseph M. Snavely, Sr. '87 is corporate con- 
troller for RAV Connection in Landisville, Pa, He 
and his wife, Jessica, have three children: Joseph, 
Jr., Richard and Mary. 

jAMi Lynn Jennings Verderosa '87 is the 
high school band director for the Gettysburg 
Area (Pa.) School District. She is married to John 
Verderosa, who is a pupil personnel worker for 
the Frederick County (Md.) Board of Education. 
LORI Kaas Wright '87 travels throughout the 
Southeastern United States as a district director 
of finance for Vencor, a health care corporation. 
She and her husband. Andrew, own a home in 
Virginia Beach, Va. 

Chris Lubold '88 is employed by DigiVoice, 
Inc. in Mechanicsburg, Pa. 
Dawna DroDEN Salldin '88 is a 3rd-grade 
teacher for the Flagler County Schools in 
Bunnell, Fla. She and her son, Scott, live in 
Ragler Beach. 

Dr. Susan J. Toland '88 is information 
resources associate for Coming Besselaar, Inc. in 
Princeton, N.J. 

Deana Crumbling '89 is a lab manager and 
instructor at Philadelphia College of Textiles and 
Science in the School of Science and Health. 
Rebecca C. Gasper '89 is senior manager for 
individual giving at Big Brothers Big Sisters of 
America in Philadelphia. 

R. Jason Herr '89 is a senior research chemist 
at Albany Molecular Research, Inc., in upstate 
New York. 

William Caraballo Lopez, Jr. '89 became 
an ordained deacon of the United Methodist 
Church at the Central Pennsylvania Annual 
Conference in June 1996. 

Liza Mazei '89 is a physical therapist for 
Therapists Unlimited in Mount Laurel, N.J. 

William J. O'Connor '89 and his wife, 
Debra Spancake O'Connor '89, welcomed a 

son, Benjamin James, on June 13, 1996. They 
also have a daughter, Elizabeth. 
Andrew H. Potter '89 is a chemist/materials 
handler for Remtech Environmental Group in 
Lewisberry, Pa. 

Doreen Ann Simmons '89 married Jason 
Patrick Kepple on December 30. 1995. She is in 
the sales department of Alumax Home Products 
in Lancaster, Pa. 


H. Scott Weber '8L June 16, 1996. He was a 
music educator in the Central Dauphin (Pa.) 
School District. 


Paul J. Bruder, Jr. '90 is assistant counsel for 
Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental 
Protection in Harrisburg. 
LORI DeWald-Humbert '90 and her husband, 
Thomas Humbert, welcomed a son, Christopher 
Thomas, on May 14, 1996. 
Shawn M. Gingrich '90 was awarded a master 
of music degree at Westminster Choir College in 
Westminster, Pa. He is minister of music at 
Emmanuel United Church of Christ in Hanover. 
His wife, LAURA JUDD GINGRICH '90, is a 1st- 
grade teacher at the Conewago Valley School 

Jennifer L. Johnson '90 and her husband, 
William E. Johnson, Jr., have three daughters: 
Shannon and twins Katelyn and Leeanne. 
Lisa Kerlin Klinger '90 was named an 
ordained elder of the United Methodist Church at 
the Central Pennsylvania Annual Conference in 
June 1996. 

Capt. John J. Maransky '90 is serving with the 
1 St Radio Battalion, Marine Corps Base, Kaneohe, 
Oahu, Hawaii. John was one of only 59 out of 
approximately 2,000 Marine Corps students named 
to the Dean's List at Hawaii Pacific University in 
Honolulu. He is pursuing a master's degree in his 
free time while assigned as a communications intel- 
ligence specialist with the battalion. 

WINTER 1997 27 

A Special Opportunity 

for Young Mumni Donors 

Recent graduates now have a special 
incentive to become members of the long- 
estabhshed Thomas Rhys Vickroy 
Society, which honors donors of $1,000 
and above. Alumni who have graduated 
within the past nine years (1988-96) and 
who contribute $500 or more during 
1996-97 will be welcomed into the 
Vickroy Society. 

Vickroy Society members are invited 
to an annual dinner in recognition of their 
valued participation in the Lebanon Valley 

In aU levels of giving, matching gifts 
received during the fund-raising year are 
included with a donor's gift to establish 
donor recognition levels. 

Robert Mikus '90 is coordinator of college life 
at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pa. 
His wife, DONNA Teator Mikus '90, is a sub- 
stitute teacher for local school districts. 
Michael Reif '90 is a claims specialist for CNA 
Insurance Companies in York, Pa. He and his 
wife, Lisa, welcomed a daughter, Casey Ann, on 
July 9, 1992. 

Scott A. Richardson '90 completed a master's 
degree in educational administration as well as his 
principal's certification from Shippensburg 
University in July 1996. He was also named head 
varsity basketball coach at the Milton Hershey 
School, where he has taught for six years. Scott 
and his wife. Heather, welcomed their first child. 
Carly, on July 25, 1996. 

Jay W. Rinehart '90 is sales manager for New 
Holland Toyota in New Holland, Pa. 

Christine Rissinger-Malloy '90 is an aero- 
bics instructor at several health clubs in Boston. 
Her husband. DR. JOHN C. Malloy '90, is a res- 
ident in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the VA 
Medical Center in Boston. 

Brian SultzbaCH '90 is market sales manager 
for CellularOne in Lancaster, Pa. 
Dr. Eyako Wurapa '90 is a doctor of internal 
medicine at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 
Washington, D.C. 

Heather HUFF-ZEHREN '91 is a dental hygienisl 
for Dr. Michael Weiner in Conshohocken, Pa. 
Heather and her husband. Francis Zehren, wel- 
comed a son. Blaize Alexander, on April 11, 1995. 
Tracey Smith Stover '91 is married to David 
Stover '91. Tracey is senior associate for 
Coopers and Lybrand, L.L.P. in Wayne, Pa. 
Kelly Stuckey '91 married CHRISTOPHER 
Schwartz '90. 

Dr. Marianne E. Boltz '92 was awarded the 
doctor of optometry degree during the 75th com- 
mencement of the Pennsylvania College of 
Optometry in Philadelphia. Marianne is doing her 
residency in pediatrics and binocular vision at the 
Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. 
John Bowerman '92 is technical assistant for 
Pennsylvania Blue Shield, FEP Customer Service 

Department in Camp Hill, Pa. John and his wife, 
Mary, welcomed a son. Zachary John, on March 
24, 1996. 

Dr. Christopher S. Esh '92 is an optometrist 
in practice with Dr. Jeff Dailey in Columbus, 

MICHELE FILIPPONE '92 was married to Gary 
Triano on July 6. 1996 at the Keniliobeth Gospel 
Chapel, in New Jersey. Michele teaches 1st grade 
in West Orange. 

JLT-IE L. Frederick '92 is senior accountant at 
Efector. Inc.. an electronics company in Exton. Pa. 
Tara Hottenstein '92 was selected Employee 
of the Month for June 1 996 at Nurses Available in 
Lebanon. Pa. Tara is a certified nursing assistant 
and received her master's degree in philosophy 
from West Chester University. 
Glenn D. Keaveny '92 is an operations assis- 
tant in the Army, based at Schofield Barracks, 
Mililani. Hawaii. 

Karen L. Kohr '92 is a fiscal officer for 
Lebanon County Children and Youth Services in 
Lebanon, Pa. 

Dr. Lori Kaye Rothermel '92 received her 
M.D. degree in June 1996 at Jefferson Medical 
College in Philadelphia. She graduated magna 
cum laude. finishing in the top 10 of 259 gradu- 
ates. She also received the William C. Davis 
Award in Emergency Medicine and was elected to 
Alpha Omega Alpha, the only national medical 
honor society, and to Jefferson's Hobart Armory 
Hare Honor Society. She is now a resident in 
emergency medicine at Geisinger Medical Center 
in Danville. Pa. 

Alison Rutter '92 married David B. Miller on 
July 22. 1995. She teaches math and drama at 
Southwest Onslow High School in Jacksonville, 

Charlissa Summers '92 joined the staff of the 
Hershey Museum in Hershey. Pa., in April 1996 
as the educational programs assistant. 
Stephen A. Teitelman '92 recently completed 
the nursing program at Helene Fuld School of 
Nursing and works part-time as an emergency 
medical technician and part-time as a pool 
employee at Cooper Hospital, University Medical 
Center, in Camden, N.J. 

Jeffrey R. Burt '93 is senior actuarial analyst for 
Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co. in Horsham, Pa. 
Jennifer Carter '93 married Mark Long on 
June 15, 1996. She teaches 8th-grade math for the 
Hanover (Pa.) Public School District. 
Patrick Dorney '93 is a history teacher at 
Little Flower High School in Philadelphia. 
Jeffrey S. Eshelman '93 is an ink lab techni- 
cian for Steckel Printing, Inc. in Lancaster, Pa. 
Rebecca E. Hornberger '93 is an executive 
assistant for Pearson Financial Group in Portland, 
Oreg. She and her husband. Paul Hornberger, 
have two children: Meghan and Paul, HI. 
Kelly J. McGinty '93 received her B.S. and 
M.A. degrees in physical therapy from Thomas 
Jefferson University in June 1996. 
Amy Cavanaugh Mulder '93 is an ultrasonog- 
rapher for St. Joseph's Imaging in Syracuse N.Y. 
Jan Ogurcak '93 is a Ist-grade teacher at the 
Fort Zeller Elementary School in the Eastern 
Lebanon County School District in Myerstown, 

Pa. She is also the junior high girls' basketball 
coach in the same district. 
Geoffrey W. Gerow '94 is senior actuarial 
analyst for ITT Hartford in Manchester, Conn. 

Shawn Lee '94 is employed by Hershey Foods 
Corp. in Hershey. Pa. 

Heidi Schweers '94 is worldwide attrition ana- 
lyst for The Franklin Mint in Philadelphia. 
Deborah A. Bullock '95 married Jonathon D. 

WesCOTT '93 on September 7. 1996. 

Susan Delgado '95 married William E. Heilig 
on September 7. 1996. She is a management 
trainee for Dauphin Deposit Bank in Harrisburg. 
Matthew David Dickinson '95 married 
Angela Gail Shearer in LVC's Miller Chapel on 
June 22, 1956. Matthew teaches in the Lower 
Dauphin School District in Harrisburg. 
Ryan Diehl '95 is actuarial assistant for 
Providian Direct Insurance in West Chester, Pa. 
Julia A. Foose '95 is working on a graduate 
degree in psychology at Millersville University, 
where she is also a graduate assistant in the 
women's athletic department. 
JODA Glossner '95 is LVC's assistant field 
hockey coach and intramural coordinator. 
Stephanie Hanke '95 married Samuel (Jerry) 
G. Battaglia '94 on September 21, 1996. 
Stephanie is a rental agent/management assistant 
for Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Westminster, Md. 
JANINE L. Kroh '95 is director of administrative 
services at the Berks County Prison in Leesport, Pa. 
Jill Loshnowsky '95 married Charles 
Strodoski on May 4. 1996. She is territory sales 
manager for Philip Morris USA. 
Shannon Lee Weller Morgan '95 is a med- 
ical technologist for Bayshore Community Health 
Services in Holmdel, N.J. 
Claudia E. Wehbe '95 is a corrections specialist 
for the U.S. Army in Fort Leavenworth, Kans. 
Janice D. Bayer '96 married Jonathan J. 
Black '94 on May 25, 1996, at LVC's Miller 
Chapel, followed by a reception at Kreiderheim. 
They moved to California where Jonathan is a 
computer engineer for Turtle Beach, a company 
that makes sound cards for computers. 
Dawn E. Helms '96 is a medical student intern 
at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. 
Eric R. Huyett '96 married Juanita Henry on 
June 29, 1996. Eric is a software engineer for 
HRB Systems in State College, Pa. 
Benjamin K. Ruby '96 teaches 1 Ith-grade U.S. 
history and 12th-grade contemporary problems 
for the Loyalsock Two High School near 
Williamsport, Pa. 

William D. Swanson '96 is a research associ- 
ate for Bryne Group, York, Pa. 

Former Faculty 

Sylvia R. Malm, former professor of biology 

at LVC, died on August 12, 1996, at her home 

in Cornwall Manor in Cornwall, Pa. 

Dr. S. Elizabeth Piel died on September 15, 

1996. She was the former chairperson of LVC's 

foreign languages department. 

28 The Valley 

A Season for the Record Books 

Senior back Tammy 
Demmy moves the ball 
forward. She was named a 
MAC First Team All-Star. 

Named MAC field hockey Coach of 
the Year, Kathy Tiemey and her 
hard-working team advanced 
beyond pre-season expectations and 
thrilled the Dutchmen faithful with three 
sohd months of team play. In its first 
NCAA Final Four Championship, the 
team very nearly made it to the final 
round; it was a class effort. The tourna- 
ment took place at the College of New 
Jersey (CNJ) in Trenton. 

In the semi-final, prospects looked 
bright for a win against Hartwick when 
LVC senior forward Andrea Stetler scored, 
just :27 into the game. For Stetler, who led 
the team this season with 19 goals, it was 
the third time she scored a goal before a 
minute of play had expired. 
The Hawks took a 3-1 lead at the 
break, but Lebanon Valley seemed to 
own the last 22 minutes of play when 
junior forward Erin Schmid scored with 
8:19 remaining to make the score 3-2. 

With 1:52 left, senior back Tammy 

Demmy rifled a shot from 15 yards out. 

The ball hit several people in front of the 

net and rolled free for a clean tap in, but 

no LVC players could come 

• close enough to finish the 
opportunity as the ball rolled 
out of bounds. In the consolation 
game the next day, an exhausted LVC 
team fell 3-0 against SUNY Cortland. 
CNJ followed the third-place game 
with a 2- 1 win over Hartwick to cap- 
ture its second straight NCAA title. 
Senior forward Angie Lewis was 
named a Second Team All- America by the 
National Field Hockey Coaches Associ- 
ation (NFHCA). Stetler was included on 
the NFHCA Third Team. 

Lewis and Stetler were MAC First 
Team All-Stars, along with Demmy and 
Schmid. Junior midfielder Cori Nolen 

and junior goaltender Joanna Bates 
were MAC Second Team All-Stars. 

Amanda Ott, a freshman back, was 
named the 1996 MAC Rookie of the Year. 

Lebanon Valley's 16 wins matched the 
highest season team total, set in 1988. 
The fourth-place finish in the NCAA 
Touma-ment was a team best; it came in 
a 16-7 season (6-1 MAC). 

Since 1988, Lebanon Valley has won 
three MAC championships, appeared in 
six MAC championship games (including 
this season), competed in seven NCAA 
tournaments, reached the NCAA Elite 
Eight round five times and has had 14 
national All- Americans and 21 Regional 

The women 's field hockey team cclelvates 
a 1-0 lead against Hartwick in its first 
NCAA Final Four appearance. In the final, 
Harn\-ick lost to the College of New Jersey. 

Tour the Canadian Rockies 
witli Lebanon Valley alumni 

July 29 - August 4, 1997 

This seven-day escorted tour features: 

▲ RIVER RAFT on the icy Athabasca River, with a guide who 
guarantees that you will get wet — but not fall in 

▲ SNOWCOACH over the Columbia Icefield, the largest glacier 
in the Rockies on 1 ,000-year-old ice 

▲ CABLE CAR up the Sulphur Mountain with views of the 
most majestic mountains in North America 

▲ BANFF, where elk stroll the streets in the evening 

▲ CALGARY, home of the 1988 Olympics 

▲ DINOSAUR FOSSILS, dating back 75 million years at one of 
the world's richest fossil beds 

▲ STEAK AND SALMON COOK-OUT at Sunwapta Falls 

▲ LAKE LOUISE — breathtakingly beautiful blue-green, 
glacier-fed lake 

Cost: $ 1 ,449, escorted by LVC professors 
from Harrisburg. 

Includes round-trip airfare, all ground transportation, luggage transfer, first- 
class hotels, 3 meals and all excursions listed above. 

Register early — space is limited. 


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Lebanon Valley College 
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Annville, PA 17003-0501 

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