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Display Your Pride in 
Lebanon Valley. 

On a desk at work or in a den 
at home... 

as a gift or a treat for yourself... 

these decorative logo items are 
an attractive reminder of 
college days. 

And our athletic gear is a 
perfect fit for Dutchmen fans. 

Plus, the College Store has 
many other items and designs 
in stock, with more new styles 
arriving July 1. 

College Store 

Phone: 

toll-free: 1-800-994-6313 
or locally, (717)867-6017 

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Fax: (717) 867-6017 

E-mail: harnish@lvc.edu or nolan@lvc.edu 

We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover and 
MAC. 

Shipping and handling costs will be added 
to each order. 




1. Pennant - $5,95 

Navy blue felt with flocked seal and name. 

2. Westerwald pottery lamp - $69.95 

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$99.00 

A classic cherry wood frame featuring the 
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100 percent non-acidic matting. 

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A brushed twill cap with a low crown 
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embroidery with college name. Available in 
navy and green. One size, adjustable. 



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Classic oxford gray sweatshirt, 80 percent 
cotton/20 percent polyester, features full 
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$20.00 

Quality hardwood chair that features a 
black enamel finish, deeply saddled seat and 
cherry finished arms and back. Laser- 
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available. Personalized options include laser- 
engraved school name or individual's name. 
Hand-painted gold beading adds a classic 
finishing touch. Allow 4-6 weeks for 
delivery. 

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9. Wooden collectible Bishop Library by 
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seals and gold lettering - $12.95 

11. 100 percent cotton throw — 50" X 70" 
size — $49.95 

Featuring the LVC crest in the center, 
surrounded by notable buildings on campus 
and a commemorative panel of the 1994 
Division in National Men's Basketball 
Championship. 

12. Framed prints of the college- $49.95 

This color tint features the 
Administration Building, Lynch Memorial 
Hall, Carnegie Library, Miller Chapel and 
the Bishop Library. Various combinations 
of frames and matting available. 
Approximate size 12" X 16". 

13/14. Matching ceramic tile trivet and 
coffee mug - $7.95 each 

Featuring the Administration Building, 
and a brief history of the building on the back 
of the coffee mug. 



Vol. 14, Number 3 



The Valley 

Lebanon Valley College Magazine Summer 1997/ 



Departments 



Features 



21 Sports 

22 Newsmakers 
24 News Briefs 

26 Class News & Notes 

Acting Editor: Jane Paluda 

Editor on Leave: Judy Pehrson 

Writers: 

John B. Deamer, Jr., Sports 

Nancy Fitzgerald 

Mary Beth Hower, News Briefs, 

Newsmakers 
Sandy Marrone 
Judy Pehrson 
Robert J. Smith 
Seth Wenger '94 
Glenn Woods '51, Class Notes 

Photographer: 
Dennis Crews 

Send comments or address changes to: 
Office of College Relations 
Laughlin Hall 
Lebanon Valley College 
101 North College Avenue 
Annville, PA 17003-0501 
Phone:(717)867-6030 
Fax: (717) 867-6035 
Email: paluda@lvc.edu 

77ie Valley is published by Lebanon Valley 
College and distributed without charge to 
alumni and friends. It is produced in coopera- 
tion with the Johns Hopkins University 
Alumni Magazine Consortium. 
Editor: Donna Shoemaker; 
Design: Kathy Vitarelli and Jes Porro 

On the Cover: A keen understanding of 
entrepreneurship, coupled with a dedi- 
cated devotion to the college, give 
Thomas C. Reinhart '58 lifelong rights 
to the nickname he earned as a college 
senior: "Mr. LVC." 



2 "Mr. LVC" 

Thomas C. Reinhart '58 kids that he never left after graduation — and thankfully, 
he isn 't leaving now either, even after stepping down as trustees ' chair. 

By Seth Wenger '94 
5 A Man, a Plan, a Campus Revamped 

President G. David Pollick pieces together the planning puzzle. 

By Nancy Fitzgerald 

8 Summertime, and the Learning Is Lively 

At hostels, day camps, institutes and concerts, visitors young and old 
bask in the warmth of Lebanon Valley's educational atmosphere. 

By Sandy Marrone 

12 China Diaries 

A Fulbright teacher gazes into her students ' lives through their daily journals. 

By Judy Pehrson 
18 Experts in Two Realms 

Adjunct faculty contribute their expertise earned in the working world. 

By Robert J. Smith 




"We ought to be both large and courageous in our vision for 
an institution we believe in so deeply," notes President G. 
David Pollick as the college examines the next stages in 
planning its future. 



'Mr. LVC" 




As chair of the 
trustees, entrepreneur 
Tom Reinhart '58 has 
taken anything but a 
business-as-usual 
approach — especially 
when it comes to 
the college he loves. 




By Seth Wenger '94 



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Personal anecdotes, old jokes, 
proverbs, paraphrased quotes — 
you can count on Thomas C. 
Reinhart '58 to have a story to 
illustrate any point. He tells this 
one about his remarkable record of service 
to Lebanon Valley College: 

"A few years ago, a friend of mine who 
knows of my involvement with Lebanon 
Valley took me aside. He said, 'Tom, either 
you 're only earning one credit hour per 
semester or else you're not too bright, 
because you 're taking a heck of a long time 
to graduate from that school.'" 

In fact, Reinhart graduated from 
Lebanon Valley in 1958, but as he likes to 
say, he "never really left." At first just an 
active alumnus, Reinhart soon became 
president of the Alumni Association, then 
a member of the Board of Trustees and 
finally chairman of the board. He has 
held that position for an almost unheard- 
of eight years, presiding over what many 
people describe as the most dynamic era 
of the college's history. 

In May 1997, Reinhart stepped down 
as chairman. But the man who was 
elected "Mr. LVC" as a college senior 



says he isn't going away. He will remain 
on board as a trustee and plans to continue 
attending LVC athletic events, parti- 
cipating in alumni activities and support- 
ing the institution he loves so much. 

Tom Reinhart was born in Columbia, 
Pennsylvania, in 1937. His father 
worked in a foundry, his mother in a 
shoe store. "It was a really big deal," he 
recalls, to attend Lebanon Valley College. 

Once there, the economics major didn't 
shy away from activities. He joined the 
baseball and football teams, as well as 
Kappa Lambda Sigma and Knights of the 
Valley. He held numerous campus leader- 
ship positions, including president of his 
junior and senior class. 

"I have a motor that runs even when I 
want to shut it down," Reinhart says. "I like 
to work. I like to be active." 

No one could accuse Reinhart of being 
inactive. After graduating with a B.S. in 
economics and business administration, 
he served in the Marines before launch- 
ing his successful career as a business 
entrepreneur in the Reading area. Over 
the years he has started up two packaging 
companies and acquired a third, and he 
still operates two today. 

"I like the excitement of what the work 
world provides when you look at it as an 
opportunity, not just as a paycheck. I have 
said for years that I don't think of work as 
work, because I like it." 

The day he stops liking it will be the day 
he quits, he says. Reinhart lives by the prin- 
ciple that no one should spend time doing 
something he doesn't enjoy. He attributes 
that bit of wisdom to his father: 

"When I was a senior at Lebanon Val- 
ley, about to graduate, my Dad asked me 
what I planned to do. I said I wasn 't really 
sure, and I said to him, 'Why do you ask?' 
You see, this was some pretty heavy talk for 
the two of us. 

"He said, 'because I love you. Because 
for the better part of 40 years, I've worked 
in that damn foundry, and I hated every 
minute of it. And I never want you to go 
through that.' 

And I never have." 



However busy Reinhart has become 
with his business and commitments 
to Lebanon Valley College, he says 
his family always comes first. 

Reinhart met the woman he would 
marry, Polly Risser '57, the day he first vis- 
ited Lebanon Valley. The two dated 
throughout college and were married when 
Reinhart returned from the Marines. The 
Reinharts agree that they have a special 
relationship — a partnership that extends 
beyond the home into his positions in busi- 
ness and with Lebanon Valley College. 

"We work at making important deci- 
sions together, though my function is pretty 
much behind the scenes," Polly explains. 
"We do a lot of talking. I rely on his opin- 
ion, and he relies on mine." 

Polly says she doesn't mind that Tom is 
so busy, because he always makes time for 
family. Besides, it keeps things interesting. 

"It's an adventure," she laughs. "It does- 
n't get boring." 

The Reinharts have two grown children, 
Betsy and David, and three grandchildren, 
Matt, Ben and Jon. In a sense, though, 
Reinhart says he has a much larger family. 

"I refer to all of the LVC constituency as 
family," Reinhart explains. "Family means 
to me that we genuinely care about each 
other. We care about the young people who 
are entrusted to us. If one takes that seri- 
ously — and I do — then that is an awesome 
responsibility." 

When Tom Reinhart became chair- 
man of the Board of Trustees in 
1989, he recognized that 
Lebanon Valley faced a difficult future. Pri- 
vate institutions everywhere were grap- 
pling with declining enrollments, tight 
budgets and often declining standards. 
"He was smart enough to know that 
business as usual wasn't going to 
work any more," says Elaine Hack- 
man '52, who serves on the board 



Elected "Mr. LVC" by his class- 
mates in 1958, Tom Reinhart 
has held true to the honor. His 
record of service to his alma 
mater is a long and distin- 
guished one. 



"He has a wider 
view of the world 
we live in, beyond 
academia. He 
understands the 
business world." 

— Elaine Hackman '52 






Scenes from the Reinhart era (from top): 
breaking ground for the Bishop 
Library.. .Reinhart (right) strategizes with 
President John Synodinos... dedicating 
the Benjamin Cantor Gale on Sheridan 
Avenue (funded through the generosity of 
the Mary Sachs Trust). ..and swinging 
into action to raise funds for the Lebanon 
Valley Education Partnership. 



The Valley 



with Reinhart. "He has a wider view of the 
world we live in, beyond academia. He 
understands the business world." 

In 1989, as chair of the presidential 
search committee charged with selecting a 
new leader for Lebanon Valley, Reinhart's 
first task was to find someone who shared 
his vision for the college's future. He found 
that person in John Synodinos. The two 
became close friends and formed a 
dynamic leadership team for the college. 

During the seven years that Synodinos 
and Reinhart worked together, student 
enrollment grew dramatically and stan- 
dards improved. Much of that success has 
been attributed to the college's innovative 
achievement-based scholarship program, 
which offers scholarships to students who 
excel in high school. Also during that 
time, Reinhart founded and served as 
chair of the Lebanon Valley Education 
Partnership's annual golf tournament. 
Proceeds support the partnership between 
the college and the Lebanon School Dis- 
trict in a project to encourage disadvan- 
taged youth to attend college. Over the 
past seven years, the tournament has 
raised over $230,000 for scholarships. 

In the fall of 1991, the college 
embarked on a $2 1 million, five-year com- 
prehensive fund-raising campaign, with 
Reinhart serving as its national chair. The 
Toward 2001 Campaign successfully con- 
cluded last year with almost $24 million 
being raised to construct the new Bishop 
Library; renew existing facilities and cam- 
pus landscaping; increase endowed profes- 
sorships and scholarships; and sustain 
current academic programs. 

"What Tom did was allow us to take 
risks," says Synodinos. "When adversity 
comes, you have two options. You can 
play safe and tighten your belt — just fol- 
low the status quo. Or you can take a risk 
and try something new." 

Hackman agrees that "Tom is flexi- 
ble. He has an open mind. When some- 
one would come up with a new idea. 
Tom wouldn't ask why; he would say, 
'Why not?' And then John would say, 
'Let's do it.'" 



hough Synodinos retired in June 
1996 and Reinhart is stepping down 
A as chairman a year later, both agree 
that Lebanon Valley College's future looks 
brighter than ever. They express a great 
deal of confidence in Lebanon Valley's 
president, G. David Pollick. 

"One of Tom's great achievements — 
working with Ross Fasick ['55] and other 
members of the search committee — was 
to find a great new president," Synodinos 
says. "David and Janice [Pollick] are 
super. I feel so good knowing that they're 
here." 

Reinhart agrees that the college is "in 
excellent hands. I feel comfortable that 
we're well-positioned to enter the 21st 
century." 

The future holds good things for 
Lebanon Valley, says Reinhart. He envi- 
sions further improvements to campus, 
including a new science building, a new 
field house and additional classrooms and 
student housing. The college will slowly 
grow by another 200 to 300 students, he 
says. He also promises that the growth will 
come "without compromising the student- 
faculty ratio or the caring relationships that 
make us better than other institutions." 

Pollick credits Reinhart and Synodinos 
with putting the college on its current track. 
"When I first decided to come to LVC, it 
was based on the fact that the college had 
just gone through seven years of phenome- 
nal growth and improvement. Very much of 
that is due to the partnership of Tom Rein- 
hart and John Synodinos. I believe 
Lebanon Valley is now superbly poised to 
continue that growth." 

Whatever happens at Lebanon Valley 
College, Reinhart says he's going to stick 
around to be a part of it. 

After all, he's Mr. LVC. 

Seth Wenger '94 is a freelance writer and is 
currently employed with the Pennsylvania 
Governor's Link to Learn Program. 



Fasick '55 to Lead Trustees 



r. Ross W. Fasick '55, who joined 
Lebanon Valley's Board of 
Trustees in 1992, was elected 
chair of the board at its annual meeting 
on May 17. He succeeds Thomas C. 
Reinhart '58, who chaired the board for 
eight years and who will continue to 
serve as a trustee. 

Fasick is a retired senior vice presi- 
dent of E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co. 



He joined Du Pont as research chemist 
in 1959 and holds a master's degree 
and doctorate in organic chemistry from 
the University of Delaware. 

"We are extremely fortunate to have 
someone of Ross Fasick's abilities and 
experience to follow the extraordinary 
leadership of Tom Reinhart," stated 
President G. David Pollick. "It is a gift 
indeed." 




A Man, a Plan, 

a Campus Revamped 



In drafting a blueprint 
for expansion, 
President Pollick 
wanted to keep the big 
picture in view — and 
keep the lawnmowers 
out of sight. 

By Nancy Fitzgerald 

On college campuses — as in 
life — one thing leads to 
another. Just ask G. David 
Pollick. He thought he was 
going to an ordinary meeting 
about a new facility for the maintenance 
department. But by the time the meeting 
was over, Lebanon Valley College was 
about to embark on an ambitious new 
expansion plan that went way beyond a 
place to store lawnmowers, brushes and 
brooms. 

Pollick, who arrived in Annville about a 
year ago, had vowed to spend some time 
just looking around, taking stock of things 
and listening to what the campus veterans 
had to say. But it was during this short- 
lived quiet phase that opportunity 
knocked — and Pollick couldn't resist the 
temptation to throw open the door. 

"We were trying to decide on a new 
maintenance facility," Pollick recalls, "and 
the idea was to build it near the residence 
halls where there was some space avail- 
able. I listened while everyone spoke, but I 
was anxious about the location. I wanted to 
make sure we were doing everything we 
could to keep us from placing a mainte- 
nance building right in the middle of cam- 
pus. I wanted to know, 'What are our 
alternatives?' " 

That's when the new president got a 
crash course in Lebanon Valley 101. He 
learned about the land the college already 
holds — 160 acres surrounding Kreider- 




A new science center, athletic fields, residential village and student commons — the idea for 
all of those had its origins in a question posed by President G. David Pollick: "What are 
our alternatives? " 



heim — and about the land east of the 
Arnold Sports Center that, over the years, 
the college had been trying, unsuccessfully, 
to acquire. 

Go back and try one more time, Pollick 
suggested — and that was the try that did the 
trick. A couple of friendly discussions led 
to the purchase of the 42 acres of farmland 
that had been the site of the "Amazing 
Maize Maze." Suddenly there was a perfect 
spot for a new maintenance building — and 
plenty of space for new athletic fields. 
From there, all the pieces of the puzzle 
started fitting together. With the athletic 
fields unstacked and moved eastward, why 
not convert some of the current fields. 



including the soccer field, into parking? 
Anyone who's ever cruised the labyrinthine 
streets and alleyways of Annville, over- 
coming the temptations to park in flower 
beds or to abandon one's vehicle in utter 
desperation, knows the value of a few extra 
acres of parking. 

Unfortunately, however, paving par- 
adise and putting up a parking lot would 
leave the college without a soccer field and 
a baseball diamond. No problem! A new 
ballpark and a soccer field would be a nat- 
ural on land the college already owned 
across Route 934. And with increasing 
enrollment, the rolling, wooded hills sur- 



SUMMER 1997 5 



". . .if part of our mission has to do with the teaching of the 
sciences, then we want the finest facilities we can have." 

— G . David Pollick 



rounding Kreiderheim would be an ideal 
spot for a student village housing complex. 
A sky bridge over the highway would allow 
easy access between the east and west cam- 
puses without threat to life and limb. 

Some academic facilities, Pollick rea- 
soned, could use a bit of revamping as well. 
The science departments are in need of a 
new, state-of-the-art facility, while the out- 
moded student center could find a home in 
a renovated Lynch Hall. To top things off, a 
new and improved varsity sport would 
attract students and enrich campus life. 

Whew! 

And to think it all started with a mainte- 
nance building. But one thing does lead to 
another, and President Pollick is a man who 
likes to look at the big picture. "We need to 
look at our entire footprint," he insists, "to 
see what it is we want in the long haul. The 
danger of developing piece by piece, with- 
out a long-term picture, is that you can find 
yourself having to undo things you do — 
and institutions of our size cannot afford to 
waste dollars. As soon as you develop a 
long-term plan, you run the risk of every- 
body thinking it's too aggressive. I think 
Lewis Carroll's discussion between Alice 
and the Cheshire cat applies here — if you 
don't know where you're going, it really 
doesn't matter which direction you walk. 
And it matters very much which direction 
we walk. We ought to be both large and 
courageous in our vision for an institution 
we believe in so deeply." 

The Big Picture 

Don't expect to see a grand transformation 
when you come back for Homecoming this 
fall. Developing the campus will take place 
in stages, beginning with the completion of 
plans already in place. First, the landscap- 
ing of the residential quad on the south side 
of campus will be completed. A Peace Gar- 
den, featuring a statue of "Hot Dog Frank," 
is being installed behind Centre Hall. The 
next stage will be the development of the 
athletic fields north of the railroad tracks; 
that stage is set to kick off later this sum- 
mer and can be accomplished within the 
college's current financial structure. And 
the new ice hockey team will skate onto 




home ice at HersheyPark Arena in the fall 
of 1998. bringing 30 new student-athletes 
to campus. 

The grander plans, with a $25 million- 
dollar pricetag, will be waiting in the 
wings. The student village on the Kreider- 
heim grounds, for example, won't be nec- 
essary until about 2001, to accommodate 
planned increases in enrollment. And a new 
science center, a gymnasium, and a student 
commons will become part of a capital 
campaign. 

'Two and a half, three years out. 
we'll be in another campaign," says _, jf"^ 
Pollick, who began his presi 
dency just after the completion 
of the Toward 2001 cam- 
paign, which raised almost 
$24 million, the largest 
amount in the college's 
history. "That's the life 
of independent col- 
leges today — there's 
nothing particularly 
aggressive or unusual 
about that for an institu- 
tion that's entrepreneurial and 
growing." 

Growing 
More than 
Facilities 

At Lebanon Valley, growth means more 
than just increasing enrollment, adding 
buildings and buying a few acres of land. 
"Our mission here continues to be the intel- 
lectual and emotional growth of our stu- 
dents," insists Pollick. "The mission of the 
college doesn't change, but you have to 
find ways to deliver on that mission at the 
highest level possible. For instance, if part 
of our mission has to do with the teaching 
of the sciences, then we want the finest 
facilities we can have. If it has to do with 
students learning to function as responsible 
members of the community, applying prin- 
ciples of self-government and civility, then 
you need to place them in settings where 
those things matter. I would argue that cer- 
tain facilities will bring that out and others 



will not — these facilities 
certainly enhance the college's 
mission." 

Going hand in hand with physical 
changes will be more college-sponsored 
study abroad programs and new academic 
offerings, including a major in historical 
communications. "We want to prepare stu- 
dents for the 'history industry,' " explains 
Dr. Howard Applegate, professor and chair 



The Valley 





of history 
and American 
Studies. "There's 
a tremendous need for 
people trained in the 
methodology of history 
who also have top-notch 
writing skills, in fields like publishing, 
television and theater. These are the people 
who get the message across to the general 
public in popular magazines and films, not 
just to a few academics who read scholarly 
journals." 

Other academic programs will proba- 
bly be offered as enrollment continues to 
increase to about 1,600 students. "We're 
close to a maximum size right now in 
terms of existing programs," says Dr. 
William McGill, senior vice president and 
dean of the faculty. "You can't simply 
increase the size of, say, the biology 
department without losing the kind of 
environment we have now. We have to cre- 
ate other programs, smaller units within 
the college that are manageable and offer a 
personal touch — and that build on the 
strengths we already have." 



Improvements to the residential quad land- 
scaping include the development of a Peace 
Garden, to be completed this summer. 



Transforming 
the Campus 

In years to come, Lebanon 
Valley students, whether they're 
pursuing a traditional major or 
embarking on brand-new academic 
adventures, will find a campus that looks 
very different than it does today. Here, in a 
nutshell, is an overview of some of the 
things they'll be seeing: 

■ A new science center, to be con- 
structed on south campus. The college is 
working to develop a portion of College 
Avenue north of Sheridan Street (where 
Annville citizens no longer live or hold 
property) and make it the probable setting 
for a new state-of-the-art science facility. 
The Garber Center, built inexpensively in 
1984 to satisfy immediate needs during a 
time of fiscal scrimping, is inadequate now 
for a school that prides itself on its 
renowned science programs. "We have a 
long record of students going on to earn 
Ph.D. degrees in science, as well as under- 
graduates involved in research activities 
with faculty," says Dr. Richard Cornelius, 
chair of the chemistry department and 
holder of the Bishop Chair in Chemistry. 
"And here at Lebanon Valley, it's common- 
place for faculty to share resources and 
equipment, even jointly to administer 
majors, like biochemistry. Those are our 
strengths, and they'll be at the heart of the 
building's design." 

■ A new student commons, to be 
located in a renovated Lynch Hall, where 
the gymnasium will serve as the raw mate- 
rial for an open, two-story atrium, sur- 
rounded by space for student activities, 
classrooms and offices. Mund Student Cen- 
ter, meanwhile, will continue to serve as a 
dining facility and as a setting for major col- 
lege events. 

■ New student housing: Clusters of cot- 
tages forming a student village on the 
grounds of Kreiderheim will be con- 
structed in stages, as student enrollment 
increases. These units will also double as 
conference housing, supplementing Krei- 
derheim during the summer months. 



■ New athletic facilities, including 
fields east of the Arnold Sports Center; a 
renovated football stadium, a baseball park 
and a new soccer field west of Route 934; 
and a new gymnasium, probably adjacent to 
the sports center. 

■ New office and classroom space — 
complete with windows and a revamped 
heating, ventilation and air-conditioning 
system — to be located in the building that 
now houses the Garber Science Center, an 
ideal academic location adjacent to the 
Bishop Library. 

Preserving What 
Really Matters 

When future generations of first-year stu- 
dents arrive in Annville in their parents' 
minivans, the campus will look a lot differ- 
ent than it does today. But the most impor- 
tant things about Lebanon Valley College 
will remain very much the same. Students 
will still find the things that other colleges 
promise, but that Lebanon Valley prides 
itself on delivering — a caring atmosphere, 
an approachable faculty, challenging 
courses. 

Holly Landis '97 is about to leave 
Annville and go off to a career in interna- 
tional business, but she looks back on her 
years at the Valley with gratitude. "Change 
is usually a good thing, and I think the 
changes planned for Lebanon Valley will be 
great. But for me, the important thing has 
always been that this is a very nurturing 
place," she says. "It's really like a family — 
the professors and the staff and even the 
workers in the cafeteria all really care about 
you. I think it's easier to study when you 
feel comfortable, and to do well when the 
people around you want you to do well." 
Those are the most powerful ingredients 
that make up Lebanon Valley College. 
Everything else grows naturally from that. 

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



Summer 1997 7 



Stfyfy^t 



and the Learning Is Lively... 



As musicians make 
melodies, the 
campus also 
welcomes scores of 
young athletes, 
Elderhostelers and 
teen-age scholars. 
Not to mention 
those elementary 
educators doing the 
waggle dance of 
the bees. 



By Sandy Marrone 



*-«~| "■»- ere come the science teach- 

m prs Look out for the schol- 

■ ars; they have a lot on their 

• minds. Now, make way for 

«^+- *J-> the athletes. And don't 

bump into that bass fiddle. Summer used 

to be a quiet time at the Valley, but any 

more it's a hub of activity. 

"Summer programming has a number 
of dimensions that make it attractive to the 
college and the community," said President 
G. David Pollick. "We can engage in many 
activities that are impossible during the 
academic year. With Elderhostel, for 
instance, there's an entire population with 
eager minds who can't be on campus at any 
other time." 



Hostels for 
Citi 



>enior 



lzens 



ver the last two summers at 

■y£ J Lebanon Valley, Elderhostel has 
hosted 160 eager minds enrolled in 
low-cost, week-long academic programs 
for people 55 and older. Courses featured 
topics such as ethics, Pennsylvania rail- 
roads and local authors. Outside class, par- 
ticipants took part in social and cultural 
activities — such as art lectures, concerts 
and poetry readings — that sustained their 
minds in other ways. 

As part of a national program for which 
1,800 colleges offer their expertise and 
facilities, Lebanon Valley College has 
received rave reviews for its Elderhostel 
offerings. 

"We feel the whole program was tops," 
said Tally VanCise, of Basking Ridge, New 
Jersey, who along with her husband, Ollie, 
participated in 1996. 

Lebanon Valley alumni and their guests 
can opt for another hostel experience spe- 
cially geared to them. The college's three- 
day Alumni Hostel in June houses 
participants in Derickson Hall and offers 
discussions and presentations designed to 
stretch minds and transport spirits. 

What, for example, would you do if you 
were a school board member faced with 
implementing a state mandate to distribute 
condoms to students to curb AIDS'? Dr. 



8 The Valley 



Donald Byrne posed this and other ques- 
tions, just as tough, to urge alumni to 
explore a modern ethical dilemma. 

One evening centered on a dramatic 
presentation of Mr. Emerson and Henry. 
President Emeritus John Synodinos por- 
trayed Henry David Thoreau and Dr. 
William McGill, senior vice president and 
dean of the faculty, portrayed Ralph Waldo 
Emerson in this one-act play. It was written 
for the two men by Dr. Arthur Ford '59, 
professor of English. 

Making a Beeline 
for Science 

*-*r ook at those adults buzzing through 

I campus waving their arms! You'd 
c^v^almost think they were bees fanning 
their wings to maintain the temperature in 
their hive. Of course. They'd be the 56 sci- 
ence teachers from 23 surrounding school 
districts. Some are returnees to the Science 
Education Partnership for South Central 
Pennsylvania; they're telling newcomers 
about last year's demonstration of using 
theater to teach kids about bees. 

"It was really cool," said Maria Jones, 
program director. "We did a waggle dance 
that tells other bees where the flowers are. 
Some of us were pupas incubating, and 
others removed dead bees from the hive. 
Certainly, I'll never think about bees in the 
same way again. And if teachers take this 
back to their students, they'll never, ever 
forget it." 

Currently in its fourth year, the Science 
Education Partnership offers three weeks 
of workshops that provide ideas for teach- 
ing science to grades K-8. This summer 
will send the teachers on a canoe trip down 
the Susquehanna River with the Chesa- 
peake Bay Foundation, where they'll learn 
to weave ecology into the curriculum. 
Another day's adventure will be a physics 
workshop at HersheyPark. 

"We'll learn to measure the gravita- 
tional pull and estimate the speed of rides," 



"This is not a 
sit-down course 
Interaction 
is very much 
part of it." 

— Ryan Yanchukff, Youth Scholar 




Music technology is one of 15 workshops offered during the week-long Daniel Fox Youth 
Scholars Institute. 



Jones said. "A school field trip to Hershey- 
Park seems like just fun and games, and it 
can be. But it can also be educational." 

During the academic year, the teachers 
can turn to the Science Education Partner- 
ship for a science lesson-in-a-box that con- 
tains everything needed for a particular 
lesson, from lesson plan and resources to 
equipment and a videotape of the lesson 
being taught. Water pollution and pendu- 
lums are just two of many lessons-in-a-box. 

Meanwhile, high school science teach- 
ers can opt for a one-week, graduate-level 
course on computers and chemistry this 
summer. Participants will spend July 6- 1 1 
immersed in the Internet, computer graph- 
ics, molecular modeling and other topics. 



Institute Introduces 
College Life 

-j /" exceptional high school scholars will 
•fH make their way to campus to spend 
, ' j -*a week previewing college life. 
Intensive workshops, chosen from about 
15 hands-on possibilities like music tech- 
nology, put them in close contact with 
Lebanon Valley's outstanding faculty and 
well-equipped facilities. The scholars' 
introduction to college life is complete 
with dorm living and dining hall meals, but 
without homework and grades. Accep- 



SUMMER 1997 9 




"You can take a more flexible approach 
because there s less pressure to win. 
Development is what's important for the 
younger athlete. " 



-Kathy Tierney, field hockey coach and camp director 



tance to the Daniel Fox Youth Scholars 
Institute, however, does depend on grades 
and on nomination by a teacher or guid- 
ance counselor. 

Sixteen-year-old Ryan Yanchuleff 
attended the 1996 Institute and took work- 
shops centered on leadership. "This is not a 
sit-down course," he said. "Interaction is 
very much part of it. We went to the Army 
leadership camp at Fort Indiantown Gap 
for a day and learned different ways to use 
leadership skills. As a high school student, 
that made me more of a go-getter because 
it built my self-confidence." 

Yanchuleff is a perfect example of the 
kind of diligent student that an institute 
named after Dr. Daniel Fox '48 deserves. 



The LVC chemistry graduate later earned 
international distinction for developing 
Lexan polycarbonate, a heat-resistant plas- 
tic used to make everything from car 
bumpers to baby bottles to CDs. His inno- 
vation initiated the industry of engineering 
plastics, which do the work of ceramics 
and metals at lower cost, energy consump- 
tion and weight. 

The youngest inductee to the Plastics 
Hall of Fame, Fox spent his entire career at 
GE, where he managed chemical develop- 
ment. Overall, he held 45 patents. Students 
from as far as Minnesota and Arkansas 
want to attend this Institute. 



No Bench-warmers 
at this Camp 

<*\ Q c\ hoa! Here comes a troop of kids 
\\X / clad in red-and-white T-shirts 

p V and parading across campus. As 
members of this year's Lady Dutchmen 
Basketball Camp, they represent just one of 
several summer camps in five sports — field 
hockey, baseball, soccer, football and boys' 
and girls' basketball — offered from June 23 
until August 1 . 

Geared to various age groups, the 
camps feature the individualized attention 
that's only possible when each counselor is 
assigned a small number of campers. Some 
1,300 youngsters have the opportunity to 
sharpen their game skills in these com- 
muter and residential programs. 

"This gives young athletes an idea of 
what's involved in playing at the college 
level," said Peg Kauffman, head coach of 
women's basketball and director of the 
girls' basketball camp. "They look up to 
college coaches and feel privileged to be 
here and meet people from other colleges. 
Later, when seeing these coaches on the 
local news or reading about them in the 
newspaper, the kids can relate to them." 

That's true for the guys, too. "The 
campers could even be future recruits for 
the college," added Brad McAlester, head 
coach of the men's basketball team and 
director of the boys' basketball camp. "But 
it's also just fun to get caught up in the 
atmosphere of the younger players' excite- 
ment over scoring a few points. With 8-to- 
1 2-year olds, games can end with a 12-10 
score, but their enthusiasm is incredible." 

In field hockey, too, a camp provides a 
different challenge than does coaching col- 
lege players, explained Kathy Tierney, field 
hockey coach and camp director. "You can 
take a more flexible approach because 
there's less pressure to win. Development 
is what's important for the younger 
athlete." 

Coach John Gergle's baseball camp 
focuses on development by exposing ath- 
letes from 8 to 1 8 to the fundamentals and 
techniques of the game. After they've had 
five days of pitching, catching and hitting 
practice with the best coaches in the area, 
even Bob Prince, former voice of the Pitts- 
burgh Pirates, would need to warn, "Open 
up the windows, Aunt Minnie. Here it 
comes!" 

High school football camp features a 
videotaped analysis for players, said 
Lebanon Valley's new football coach, Dave 
Murray. "This is what's done at the college 
level. We bring players in at night, show the 



10 The Valley 



tape, tell them what they did right and cor- 
rect mistakes. It's a great learning tool for 
immediate feedback. When they can see 
themselves, it helps them understand what 
they're doing." 

Guest speakers offer campers perspec- 
tives and pointers on their chosen sport and 
urge athletes toward hard work and a drug- 
free, healthy lifestyle. For breaks, campers 
can dive into the pool and cool off, or spend 
an evening at HersheyPark. 

Whatever the sport, athletic camps at 
the Valley are doing it right. All have good 
repeat application rates, some as high as 80 
percent. 

The kids love the trophies, the teaching 
and the fun, said Mark Pulisic, soccer camp 
director and head coach of the men's and 
women's soccer teams. "They enjoy the 
quality of the camp and the state-of-the-art 
facilities." 

Music and Art 
in the Air 

<-j^. /*ot all those campers cooling off 

/ Vy in the pool are necessarily ath- 
* letes. Some might be musicians, 
here to learn and play their hearts out dur- 
ing music camp. 

"Actually, they could attend the major 
program in the morning, then go to the pool 
or lay in the sun the rest of the day," mused 
Dr. Robert Hearson, music camp director. 
"But they don't. Most make themselves 
very busy by selecting heavily from a 
smorgasbord of electives." 

Drawing students from as far away as 
Taiwan, that smorgasbord includes jazz 
improvisation, private lessons, small cham- 
ber ensembles and a seminar on how to 
handle auditions. 

"I had so much fun! I can't wait to come 
back next year," said one musician evaluat- 
ing the week-long program, now in its 1 1th 
year. 

Most of these young musicians, in fact, 
do come back for an encore. "About two- 
thirds are repeat campers, and many 
matriculate here and become camp coun- 
selors. Out of the six counselors we have 
this year, half are former campers," Hear- 
son said. "The staff and the kids love the 
informal atmosphere where everyone lets 
their hair down and takes part in ball games 
and other recreational activities." 

Music is always at home in the Valley. 
With music camp and a plethora of con- 
certs, hardly a day passes when melodies 



don't waft through the air. The summer 
Chamber Music Series, added several years 
ago, makes for even more beautiful strains 
and packed performances. The free con- 
certs on Tuesday evenings in June fill the 
Zimmerman Recital Hall. This summer's 
series features renowned musicians from 
Lebanon Valley, Philadelphia and beyond. 

The series' opener on June 3 was The 
Newstead Trio with guest violist Klement 
Hambourg, professor emeritus of music. 
The second concert, June 10, matched 
internationally known concert pianist 
Awadagin Pratt with the recently formed 
Cypress String Quartet. Concluding the 
series on June 17 were faculty members 
Johannes Dietrich on violin, Laurie Reese 
on cello and Dennis Sweigart '63 on piano. 

Coinciding with the concert series is the 
month-long exhibit, "Under the Influence: 
Recent Work by Patricia Fay and Graceann 
Warn," that opened with a reception in the 
Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery on May 23. 
Fay, assistant professor of art, is a widely 
exhibited ceramicist who spent two years 



(one as a Fulbright Fellow) researching tra- 
ditional Caribbean ceramics in the West 
Indies. Wam's work is heavily influenced 
by her study of archaeology and Italian 
Renaissance painting. 

Both artists "have emerged within the 
context of the American studio crafts 
movement," said Dr. Leo Mazow, Gallery 
director, "and have exhibited together at 
shows in Baltimore and Massachusetts. 
Working in mixed media, Fay and Warn 
produce critically acclaimed, visually 
intriguing pieces 'under the influence' of 
myriad artistic, cultural and historical 
cross-currents." 

Said Pollick, "Together, all these activi- 
ties make new friends for Lebanon Valley 
College and familiarize the community 
with who we are. They also provide good 
services to the community, part of what 
we're all about." 

Sandy Marrone writes for the Harrisburg 
Patriot News. 



"The staff and the kids 
love the informal 
atmosphere where 
everyone lets their hair 
down and takes part in 
ball games 
and other 
recreational 
activities." 



-Dr. Robert Hearson, music camp director 




Summer 1997 11 



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Moods and memories, the lure of the West and the rules of the East, 

freezing dorms and the warmth of family life: an American teaching in 

Nanjing encourages her students to write about their lives. 



By Judy Pehrson 



Judy Pehrson, executive director of college 
relations and editor of The Valley, is on 
leave this year from the college while serv- 
ing as a Fulbright professor at Nanjing 
University, where she is teaching journal- 
ism, composition, public relations and 
American culture. 



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ght after night, I sit reading 
the diaries until my neck 
aches and my eyes grow 
cloudy. Some 50 diaries — 
two pages a day, six days a 
week — written in the sometimes convo- 
luted grammar of students who are learning 
English. If I wanted to, I could just count 
the pages and give each diary a check mark 
like some of the other teachers do, but the 
accounts are so fascinating and tell me 
so much about this new country I am 
living in that I am compelled to read 
them — every diary, every page, every 
word. 

I correct only their major errors because 
I want the students to break out of the rigid 
formats they have been taught and to 
express their ideas freely. I want them to 
feel the joy of conveying their uncensored 
thoughts and experimenting with language 
without the threat of red ink reining them 
in. I write notes in the margins in blue ink, 
responding to the things they tell me about 
themselves and their lives. The fact that I 
am actually reading the diaries encourages 
them, and they wait eagerly each week for 
me to hand the diaries back to see my com- 




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ments. While some of them at first com- 
plained about writing every day, now they 
are eager to do so, and some write many 
more than the required two pages. 

I tell them that the diaries will be valu- 
able to them later. Their work will be a 
record of an important period in their lives 
that they will want to look back on and 
remember, and perhaps even want to let 
their children read about. But I know that 
the diaries are equally valuable to me 
because they are a window into the stu- 
dents' minds and hearts. Their words 
weave a rich and variegated tapestry of life 
as it is lived here. 

One thread running through all the 
diaries is the students' deep attachment to 
home and family. They chronicle every let- 
ter, phone call or package they receive from 
home, and their descriptions of family rela- 
tionships often touch me. 



"I have an ordinary but very lovely and 
harmonious family," writes one. "One gen- 
tle papa, one strict mom and this one 
naughty girl live happily together. Today, I 
am far from my hometown, from my par- 
ents, but I can strongly feel the same beat- 
ing rhythm of the heart of my united 
family. It echoes in and about me forever." 

Another reports happily, "Today I 
received a parcel from my parents. There 
are many moon cakes, light refreshments, 
meats, etc. I think the most important thing, 
though, is that my parents have posted their 
hearts to me." 

Even a short childhood recollection 
underlines the closeness of Chinese parents 
and their children: "When I was little. Papa 
would buy me one apple, watching me eat 
it, bit by bit, with a smile on his face. I 
know his heart was sweet even though 
there was nothing sweet in his mouth." 

Sometimes, though, it appears the close 
familial relationships can also frustrate stu- 
dents' attempts to be independent. 

"I try to show Mum that I'm not a child 
anymore, but she seems not to realize it," 
complains one girl. "She is always there, 
standing by my side, opening her tender 
wings over my head, providing a shelter for 
me from rain and wind while covering the 
broad sky as well." 

One boy longs for a brother or a sister to 
help divert attention from himself: "Being 
the only child in my family, I am the centre 
of my parent's attention. My parents pour 
their love and affection upon me and try 
every possible means to satisfy my needs. 



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They often tell me that all they have done is 
for me, for my future. I can understand their 
feelings, but somehow I also can feel some 
pressure. I do everything they tell me to do 
in order to not let them down. However, I 
wish I could have a sister or brother. If I 
have a sister or brother, I would feel more 
relaxed because I would be no longer the 
only attention of my parents. Perhaps I 
can do what I'm really interested in. If I 
had a sister or brother, my life would be 
totally different." 

I also discover as the semester pro- 
gresses that not all the students have had an 
idyllic childhood: 

"When I was born, Mother was still liv- 
ing with Grandma, my aunt and uncle, and 
also my two bigger cousins while my father 
was in the army far away. Later, with half of 
her poor wages given to Grandma, she 
began to raise me alone in a shabby attic 
near her factory. Despite her heavy day and 
night shift, she had to hurry home during 
the break to look after me, cooking milk, 
feeding me and washing my diapers, and 
then hurried back to work. Maybe because 
of the long time my father was away, or the 
heavy burden on her shoulders, sometimes 
Mother would be much annoyed by my 
naughtiness. So one day, many years later, 
when I counted up all the beatings one by 
one in a joking way, I found a sad smile on 
Mother's wrinkled face and she said in a 
not natural way with a little trembling 
voice, 'I never thought you'd remember 
them so clearly.' This made me regret for 
my boldness." 



I also become aware that the students 
often find it hard to come to grips with what 
they perceive as the differences in attitudes 
toward marriage and family in the West and 
in China. One writes after watching a video 
of the film Kramer vs. Kramer: 

"It has a typical American ending. In 
China, the ending would be the parents 
remarried, and they lived a happy life later 
because they both loved their son very 
much — for the good of their son they must 
remarry. However, it happened in America 
so they can't remarry just for their son. 
Whether they will marry depends on 
whether they love each other and whether 
they can five a happy life together. But I 
can't help wondering what will happen to 
their son." 

he diaries not only give me insight 
into the students' family life, they 
also take me behind the scenes of 
their life on campus. While I usually see 
them in just one dimension — the class- 
room — their diary entries reveal other 
aspects of their experience at the university. 

They describe their dormitories where 
they live eight to a room: 

"In such a room we can't have privacy at 
all. We are forbidden to use any electric 
appliance, even a desk lamp. The electricity 
is only available during a certain time in the 
evening. At night, we have to do everything 
in darkness and such tragedies as falling 
down are unavoidable." 

I learn that the dormitories, like the 
classrooms, are unheated even in winter: 

"It's a sunny day, but the temperature is 
really very low. I seat myself at the table 



and try to force myself into books, shiver- 
ing. My feet are so frozen that I can hardly 
feel pain anymore." 

I start to complain in the margin that I 
am also cold, but quickly erase it because it 
dawns on me that mine is not an unending 
cold like theirs because I at least have 
intermittent heat in my apartment. Later, 
my guilt about being reasonably warm 
grows when I notice in class the chilblains 
on their hands. 

Like American students, they complain 
bitterly — and sometimes humorously — 
about the cafeteria: 

"I hate the canteen. The mixture of 
burning smell, stinking smell and other foul 
smell makes me sick. I think the canteen is 
a good place for us to practice skating. 
There is much water on the floor. When you 
fell on the ground with a bowl of rice, you 
will not know whether to laugh or to cry." 

Their observations on the main library 
parallel my own: 

"Today I stole into the library which was 
divided into a number of sections. After 
borrowing two books in the liberal arts 
library, I went to the reading room, but was 
stopped by a sign which said, 'For Post- 
graduates Only!' I shrinked, turned and 
made my way out. Before long, I found that 
most of the library's facilities were 
designed to meet the needs of postgradu- 
ates or teachers." 

The description of the departmental 
library also turns out to be accurate: "It has 
many books, but hasn't many new books. 
The air in the room isn't fresh — filled with 
old moods and mildew. These books are not 



14 The Valley 



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younger than the building. The paper has 
become yellow, the covers are broken. 
When I opened one, a kind of bad smell 
surrounded me. At that time I felt I had 
fallen into a dark, ancient tomb." 

The students also offer frank descrip- 
tions of their professors — some of them 
complimentary and some critical. One stu- 
dent observes that while high school teach- 
ers tend to be close to their students, 
university professors are not: "...Chinese 
professors seldom ask their students about 
their family situations or personal life. They 
are more like strangers than friends. The 
relationship of teacher and student is just a 
frame — no deep meaning." 

I am continually surprised at how drawn 
to the West the students seem to be, espe- 
cially to American music, movies and food. 
Some write out the words to Western pop 
songs in their diaries in order to take up 
some of their required two pages a day, 
while others describe the plots of American 
movies and videos they've watched. I'm 
astounded to learn that they've seen such 
films as Basic Instinct and Working Girl. 
But I am hopeful perhaps they will miss the 
seamier overtones in some movies, as did 
this student who describes her version of 
the plot of Pretty Woman: 

"This story takes place in Hollywood. A 
millionaire named Ivor met a cook named 
Vivian in the street.. ..Because Ivor lived in 
an up-class society, Vivian tried to change 
herself to be polite and noble." 

And I laugh out loud at the outrage 
expressed by a student who with friends 



watched the video of the French film, 
The Lover: 

"My God! What's that movie! It's really 
terrible. What a man and a woman do was 
exposed to us completely. We all got very 
ashamed, but stuck through to the very end. 
Then we all promised never to watch such 
a movie again." 

My students seem to spend an inordi- 
nate amount of time and money eating 
at McDonald's and Kentucky Fried 
Chicken — at least, according to their 
diaries. One student even writes a long, 
interesting analysis of the differences in 
Chinese and American fast-food restau- 
rants and why she and her friends prefer 
American fast food to Chinese cuisine. 
Her summary paragraph seems to reflect 
that people here — as in America — are liv- 
ing more and more in the fast lane: 

"If you have a look at the environment 
in a Chinese restaurant and the Kentucky 
Fried Chicken restaurant, you may find the 
reason. The environment of Kentucky Fried 
Chicken restaurant is cleaner than a Chi- 
nese one. Besides, you get a satisfied ser- 
vice in KFC restaurants. They can provide 
a quick service for you and you can finish a 
meal in 10 minutes. But if you are in a Chi- 
nese restaurant, you have to wait the dishes 
for a long time which makes you uncom- 
fortable." 

The students tend to steer clear of talk- 
ing politics — American or Chinese — in 
their diaries, although one unintentional 
wag wrote after I showed the class a video- 
tape of the first U.S. presidential debate: "I 
think the people in the U.S. should all vote 



for Bob Dull [sic]. He's an old man and it's 
his last chance to be President." 

Sometimes, however, the diary entries 
are sobering, such as one student's account 
of the dilemma she and her dormmates find 
themselves in when one roommate devel- 
ops tuberculosis but wants to stay in the 
dorm and finish out the term: 

"We feel contradictory. On the one hand, 
we sympathize with her. She is still young 
and just begins her life. It is not very easy 
for her to enter the university and it is a great 
honor for her family. But on the other hand, 
we are afraid for ourselves. It is a serious 
disease and we must prevent ourselves from 
being infected." (In the margin, I urge her to 
convince her roommate to go home for a 
term and recover, and to make sure she and 
the other roommates get tested for TB.) 

A few of the students write about love 
interests, but often they are admiring some- 
one from afar. I see only a few couples 
holding hands or walking arm-in-arm on 
campus. One student bitterly tells me why: 

"I found [from some foreign friends] 
that American college students live freely. 
I mean they have private lives. No one can 
interrupt them. They love and date, if they 
wish. But as Chinese college students we 
have no right to do that. And if you do, 
you must keep silent. Otherwise, one day 
you will be visited by a department mas- 
ter to talk about your 'private life.' But 
American students are real persons who 
can live independently. But we are just 
children who need to be taken care of in 
others' eyes. It's a pity." 



Summer 1997 15 



The diaries chronicle the economic 
progress of China as it affects individual 
families. There seems to be a growing pre- 
occupation with consumption. 

"Today my family went to the market 
and bought a set of gym equipment," a male 
student from an urban family reports. "It 
cost about 4200 yuan [about $500], but my 
father said it was good. Now we can do 
some body exercises indoors and practice 
everyday. 

"I remember when I was about five or 
six," he continues, "my parents worked 
hard everyday to get enough money to buy 
daily food and necessary clothes. It was a 
hard time. Though the prices were very 
cheap, people still had to save money for 
quite a long time to reach the amount to buy 
a piece of important goods. 

"When I was entered the primary 
school, the things were improved. We 
began to have quite a lot of extra money 
every month. It was at that time when we 
have our first electric machine — a black- 
and-white TV set. 

"When I was in middle school, we usu- 
ally had quite a lot of money in the bank, 
and we've bought every electric machine 
that could be found in the market." 

Life is also apparently getting better 
in some parts of the countryside. A stu- 
dent from a small village in the far north 
of China reflects after a visit home: "My 
hometown has changed a lot. Straight 
asphalt roads have taken the place of the 
narrow winding trails. Several brick- 
yards have been set up and are develop- 
ing rapidly. Some women use their 
clever hands to make their traditional 
handicrafts when the slack season comes 
in order to earn more money. The whole 
village also raised a large sum of money 
to rebuild the schoolhouse in order that 
their rising generation will have a better 
circumstance for living." 

China's rapid change in circumstances 
has exacerbated the usual generation gap, 
which one female student describes 
adroitly as she compares her life with her 
mother's: "We are more restless and more 
practical than Mother's generation. We see 
Western films, amazed by their high-tech 




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and the luxurious lives they show, while 
Mother's generation read Russian novels, 
moved to tears by romances of Russian 
girls and Russian boys. Now, the economy 
becomes our hot topic while Mother's gen- 
eration was busy reciting political slogans. 
A lot of changes have happened since I've 
become an undergraduate and Mother has 
become old." 

Often the diary writers give feedback 
about classroom occurrences and activities, 
which is very helpful to me in adjusting my 
teaching approach. At the beginning of the 
term, one student explains why the class is 
so silent: 

"Don't feel discouraged or uncomfort- 
able when we are quiet in class. Take it 
into consideration that Chinese students 
are different from American ones. When 
they are silent or shy, it doesn't mean they 
have not any ideas, or they are not willing 
to cooperate. We just aren't used to speak- 
ing in class." 



Another writes: "In China, classes are 
dominated by the teachers. Our principal 
task is to listen to the teacher. We are 
always loaded with the opinions teachers 
tell us and seldom are encouraged to solve 
problems ourselves or have some new 
ideas. Therefore, we are somehow like 
studying machines in class." 

Later, after I take steps to make the class 
more interactive, I am relieved when 
another student writes: 

"I like your consideration for students 
and the democratic atmosphere in class. 
We feel free to voice our ideas and are 
encouraged." 

I also begin to realize how things that 
seem simple and ordinary to me — like 
reading aloud some of the best essays in 
class — have tremendous impact on some 
students, as this description indicates: 

" 'Wang Tien.' I suddenly felt nervous 
when hearing my name called. In my 
impression, there are two chances when I 
might be called on by teacher in the class. 
Either I am wanted to answer questions or 
the teacher is calling the roll. I looked up at 
Judy, waiting for her questions. 'Can I read 
your composition?' she asked politely, far 
beyond my expectations. 

"It was actually rather an easy ques- 
tion, but somehow I failed to respond 
quickly and smartly because I just could- 
n't believe my ears. To have my composi- 
tion read out to my classmates as an 
example sounded incredible. But I finally 
managed to slip 'All right' out through my 
mouthpiece, my head willingly nodding 
up and down at the same time. Then I 
heard my composition with my own ears. 
When those words knocked on my heart 
gaily and quietly, I knew I must be drunk 
with over-excitement. Yet, deep down I 
surely missed crying." 

The same student goes on to describe a 
two-year academic struggle where " ...the 
only payoff left to me is low scores and dis- 
couraging red marks on my exercises. 
Maybe I haven't tried hard enough, but 
sometimes I just felt a painful thirst for a lit- 
tle encouragement or praise from others. 
That's not because of my vanity, but 
because I really need support to keep my 
struggling. 



16 The Valley 



"No matter whether my good composi- 
tion was done by chance or it was exactly 
the payoff of my hard work, I got plenty of 
driving-force to go on with my effort. In 
addition, I frankly want to express my grat- 
itude to Judy, who perhaps never realized 
that this little case win cause such a great 
impact on a student struggling hopelessly 
and helplessly." 

^^ >• a y son's visit to Nanjing — and 

1/ y\ his role as a guest speaker to my 

w * V classes — occasions a flurry of 

diary entries. One student describes 

Ian in ways that make me take a whole 

new look at him: 

"The 'big and tall' boy is really very tall, 
but not very big. The deepest impression of 
him, I think, is his eyes. I think his eye- 
lashes are more than one centimetre, his 
pupils are a little blue and a little gray, the 
eyes are deep and far. If he were a girl, I 
think I should say that he had crying eyes." 

Another's astute and beautifully written 
account is one I save and also urge the 
writer to share with her mother: 

"What impressed me most was not Ian, 
but his mother. Judy had mentioned her 
son to us for several times before, and last 
Friday, when she announced in the class 
that her son was going to stay with her for 
a week, her eyes were smiling, her mouth 
was smiling and her whole body was 
shining. I could see how proud she was of 
her son. 

"For the two hours, Judy sat in the 
back row watching her son teach us and 
smiling devotedly. When he made the 
class laugh, she laughed, too, more hap- 
pier than anyone else. Her eyes were full 
of encouragement and appreciation as if 
to say 'Good job, Ian!' From her I saw the 
pride of being a mother. A child is always 
the treasure in a mother's eyes. She 
wanted so eagerly to show us her treasure 
and let us share her happiness. 

"That made me think of my mother. 
When I was back at home, my mother liked 
to show me to the relatives, her workmates 
and friends. To be polite, they always 
praised me that I was clever, would have a 
promising future, etc., and that made my 
mother happy. I hated dealing with these 



uncles and aunts and I didn't like my 
mother to act so for I thought it was a kind 
of showing off. Not until today did I under- 
stand my mother. I am also a treasure in her 
heart. Nine months of pregnancy.. .the 
moment of giving birth... years of effort to 
bring the child up. Is there anything more 
worth taking pride in than that? When a 
woman sees her child standing in front of 
her, healthy, beautiful, intelligent, 
mild.. .how can't she feel happy?" 

/I s the semester draws to an end, 
-- ■"/ , the students begin to evaluate the 
diary experience that had at first 
seemed such a burden: 

"This is the last diary of this semester. 
Tonight, I sat at the table and looked over 
the diaries I have written. Although there 
were some mistakes in them, they can 
recall moods and memories at that time. I 
can understand the fun of writing a diary. It 
is not only in order to practice your writing, 
but to leave some impressions. And when 
you looked back, you would find your fail- 
ure and success, your losing and your get- 
ting. And then you can gain more from 
those experiences." 

Even my most reluctant diary writer has 
come full circle: "I have to admit that I have 
really learnt a lot. At the beginning of the 
term, I found it quite difficult to express 
myself in writing. I had a lot to write, but I 
didn't know how to write it down. I also 
couldn't write very long. Now.. .I'm able to 
write much more fluently. Now I can write 
to several pages without noticing it." 

Another states: "At last, thank you for 
your work. You taught us a lot, not only 
how to write, but how to think." 

And another confides: "What I learn 
from you is not only knowledge, but also 
how to be a person. You give a lot of time 
for us to think, instead of just pushing the 
knowledge, skill and results into our 
brain. I have never been so relaxed or 
interested in class." 

And my eyes are wet when I read: 
"Remember that you are a good teacher, a 
beloved one." 



eople learning Englis 
v^-^ often use the language in 
^ fresh and insightful ways, a 
so it is with my Chinese students. 
I've begun collecting some of the 
best "one-liners" I discover in their 
diaries and compositions. For 
example: 

"My father has the character of 
the sea — nothing can make him give 
in and he can contain everything." 

"With friends your heart can 
never be a desert." 

"No paintings are needed. Out of 
the door hangs an enormous one 
called nature." 

"My life is just like a quiet lake 
without any waves." 

"A long roll of thunder shook the 
whole world." 

"His death laid lead on my 
heart." 

"A tasty smeli came from the 
kitchen that made my heart sing." 

"We all saw she was swimming 
in the love river happily." 

"She was the combination of all 
kinds of irregular rounds — round 
waist, round arms, round shoulders." 

"No one could miss the melting 
of snow and ice in their hearts" 
(describing two roommates reconcil- 
ing after a quarrel). 

"When I saw the newcomers [i.e. 
freshmen], I envied them very much 
because ahead of them is a totally 
white paper for them to fill in every 
blank, while on my paper I have writ- 
ten down some wrong answers." 

"To me, American movies are like 
alcohol which can give the audience 
a strange impression, but Chinese 
films are like boiled water that is 
tasteless." 

"Railway carriages are really like 
cans of sardines in which all the 
creatures, old or young, pretty or 
homely, male or female, rich or poor, 
are pressed together and trans- 
ported to another place God created 
for them." 



Summer 1997 17 



in Two Realms 



By Robert J. Smith 

Adjunct instructors might only 
teach part-time, but their 
impact with students is far 
from negligible. Indeed, the 
presence of adjunct faculty 
members provides variety and enhances 
the academic programming. Often they 
can offer students insight from many 
years spent in business, industry and spe- 
cialized professions. 

Lebanon Valley College employs 
between 50 and 60 part-time instructors per 
semester for day classes at the Annville 
campus. Additional adjuncts are retained 
for evening sessions, as well as for classes 
at the college's Lancaster Center. 

Their work and dedication are consider- 
able — and appreciated. "In general, they 
make an extraordinary contribution to the 
college," praises Dr. William J. McGill, 



senior vice president and dean of the fac- 
ulty. "They enable us to be more flexible in 
terms of scheduling. Also, in certain fields, 
they provide us with a particular expertise 
not normally possessed by somebody full 
time on staff." 

In the music department alone, there are 
12 to 15 adjunct instructors who give pri- 
vate lessons. "Normally a college of this 
size would not have a specialist in every 
single instrument under the sun." McGill 
explains. In general, adjunct instructors 
"expand the variety of things we can do 
and also help us to be flexible in the face of 
changing interests and demography." 

The English department, with its three 
major tracks (literature, communications 
and secondary education) is well-served by 
the presence of part-time professors. One 
of the most notable adjuncts in the depart- 
ment is Ed Arke, news director at WITF- 



Being news director ofWITF-FM in 
Harrisburg gives Ed Arke a special edge 
in teaching communications part-time. 
He also advises Lebanon Valley students 
learning the radio business at WLVC-FM. 



18 The Valley 





Nancy Eastwood finds that navigating between the business world and college teaching 
enriches the classroom experience— for students and teacher alike. 



FM in Harrisburg and faculty advisor for 
the college's student-run radio station, 
WLVC-FM. 

The growth of WLVC during his four 
years at Lebanon Valley is a point of pride 
for the radio veteran. "I think in all the 
years that I've been here," Arke says, 
"there's been good student leadership in the 
program. It's made the transition from a 
club that played records to a radio station 
that's hooked up with some of the more 
current technology." 

Arke stays in tune with the radio busi- 
ness through his work at WTTF, and feels 



his part-time status at Lebanon Valley is a 
boon to his job and his students. "When 
you're working 40 to 50 hours a week in 
the classroom," he explains, "sometimes 
it's difficult to keep up with the latest 
trends, particularly in a changing field like 
broadcasting. Therefore, by putting 40 
hours in at the radio station each week, I 
can stay current with the industry and bring 
that knowledge and experience into the 
classroom." 



, " \; taying on top of one's field is a pri- 
^ ority for Nancy Eastwood, too. "In 
^business you cannot operate in a 
vacuum," says the business consultant 
and adjunct assistant professor of busi- 
ness administration. "You've got to pull 
in a lot of what's going on in the Wall 
Street Journal, or what people are doing 
in other companies." 

Like Arke, Eastwood feels her adjunct 
status is a perfect fit. "I can work in aca- 
demics and stay current in academics," 
she explains, "and also continue to pursue 



'The most rewarding 

aspect of my job 

is to turn these kids 

loose in their own 

classrooms and have 

them use the methods 

and activities that 

we've used." 

— Cindy 
Johnston '87 





'I like Lebanon Valley 
and its student-teacher 
ratio. You have the 
potential to know the 
students on a one-to- 
one level, which is not 
the case at many 
schools." 

— Dr. Robert Bookmiller 



a business career. I like the academic 
environment but I also enjoy the fast pace 
of a business environment." Eastwood 
says her classes are enriched by this best- 
of-both-worlds situation, as well as by the 
presence of both traditional and non- 
traditional students. 

"We try to make the real world our 
classroom," Eastwood says, "especially 
with what I teach — business — and working 
with a lot of students who can apply this 
material immediately to their business 
work. I learn a lot from them, too." 

Cindy Johnston '87, an adjunct instruc- 
tor in chemistry, also appreciates seeing the 
reaction of a student who has learned 
something from her class. 

"My favorite part of the job is seeing 
the light bulb go on when we are doing an 
activity," she explains. "I love when a stu- 
dent comes to me and says 'I used this 
yesterday,' or 'We talked about that at 
dinner last night.' That means they are 
taking the science out of the classroom 
and putting it into life." 

This "real world" application is particu- 
larly useful in Johnston's current classes. 
"My courses are geared to future teachers," 
notes Johnston, who for the first three years 
after graduation taught high school chem- 
istry. At LVC, she notes, "I introduce future 
high school chemistry teachers to methods 
of presenting the material in interesting, 
fun ways. I also teach a basic science 
course to future elementary teachers." 

Hands-on work is a part of every class. 
"The theory is that the students learn best by 
doing," Johnston continues, "not by being 
told or shown. The most rewarding aspect 
of my job is to turn these kids loose in their 
own classrooms and have them use the 
methods and activities that we've used." 

As an LVC graduate, Johnston feels 
right at home on campus. "Since I had been 
a student," she says, "I was well-acquainted 
with the school. From the first day, I felt I 
was part of the department. The other pro- 
fessors accepted me as one of their own." 



Political science adjunct professor 
Dr. Robert Bookmiller, an expert on 
the Middle East, realized the path to 
his academic and professional pursuits, 
likewise, had its genesis in his college 
coursework. 

"When I took my first political science 
course in the early 1980s," he explains, "it 
happened to coincide with a lot of events 
happening in the Middle East — the assassi- 
nation of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat 
and the Israeli invasion of Lebanon." His 
interest in the Middle East was piqued, and 
intensified. "I'm always curious," he con- 
tinues, "if there had been different events 
going on during that time, my focus may 
have been different." 

Bookmiller, who also teaches part-time 
at Millersville University and Franklin & 
Marshall College, has published articles 
and taught courses with his wife, Kirsten, a 
political science professor at Millersville. 
One of the articles, "Behind the Headlines: 
The Multilateral Middle East Talks," 
appeared in the January 1996 Current His- 
tory: A Journal of Contemporary World 
Affairs. After he and Kirsten both earned 
Ph.D.s from the University of Virginia, he 
explains, "We basically made a pact that 
whoever received the first full-time tenure- 
track position, the other would follow." 

A Danville, Pa., native, Bookmiller was 
familiar with the area and welcomed the 
opportunity to teach at LVC. "I like 
Lebanon Valley and its student-teacher 
ratio," he says. "You have the potential to 
know the students on a one-to-one level, 
which is not the case at many schools." 

He did reveal one drawback, however. 
"One of the aspects of being an adjunct," he 
chuckles, "is that you tend to work at two 
or three different colleges or universities. 
You put a lot of miles on your car." 

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



20 The Valley 



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

Men's Basketball (17-11, 
MAC and NCAA Playoffs) 

For the fourth time in the past five seasons, 
Lebanon Valley appeared in the MAC 
championship game and the NCAA play- 
offs. This year, the team did not have a 
junior or a senior starter. 

Leading the way was sophomore Andy 
Panko. Named the team's MVP, he sur- 
passed the 1,000-point mark in only 50 
games, becoming the first player to achieve 
this special number in his first two years of 
play. Panko's basket at the buzzer in over- 
time at Wilkes enabled the Dutchmen to 
compete for the MAC title. Lebanon Valley 
eventually lost to Widener by two points in 
Chester, Pa. 

This past March, 380 Division IH bas- 
ketball coaches voted Panko a first-team 
All-American, only the fourth Dutchman 
basketball player to receive this award. 
Numerous basketball publications named 
him to their All-American teams, and he 
was chosen as the ECAC Southern Divi- 
sion Co-Player of the Year and the MAC 
Commonwealth League MVP. 

At the end of the season, Panko ranked 
seventh in the nation in scoring at 25.1 
points per game, first in the MAC in scor- 
ing and 13th in the nation in free throw per- 
centage (88 percent). He was Lebanon 
Valley's Rinso Marquette Tournament 
MVP and was a member of the College of 
New Jersey's Tip-Off All-Tournament 
Team. 

The Dutchmen finished with their sev- 
enth winning season in eight years. They 
ranked sixth in the nation in field goal per- 
centage (.502) and second nationally in 
free throw percentage (.76). 

Freshman center Dan Pfeil was named 
to the Marquette Tournament Team. He 
ranked fourth in the MAC in rebounds per 
game (7.7) and 8th in the conference in 
field goal percentage (.543). 

Sophomore guard Dan Strobeck ranked 
sixth in the MAC in three-point field goal 
percentage (.422). 




Sophomore Andy Panko became the college's first basketball player to top 1 ,000 points in 
the first two years of play. 



Sophomore forward Joe Terch was a 
MAC Player of the Week and ranked sev- 
enth in the MAC in three-point field goal 
percentage (.420). 

Women's Basketball (8-15) 

After a difficult stretch of last-minute losses 
in the middle of the season, Lebanon Valley 
finished strong, rekindling hope for next 
year. 

Junior guard Kathy Ziga, the team's 
MVP, led the team in scoring (9.7 points 
per game) and in treys (37). She was sec- 
ond with field goals (80) and third with 
rebounds (119). A solid floor leader, she 
dished out 29 assists and was strong on 
defense with 42 steals, which was second 
on the team. 

Ziga led the team in scoring in five 
games. Her season high was a 22-point 
effort against Western Maryland. Ziga will 
be a key player next year for a program 
looking to put together a winning tradition. 

The most exciting win of the season 
came at Messiah in the next-to-last game. 
Senior forward Jenn Emerich scored on a 
layup just a hair before the buzzer sounded 
to give Lebanon Valley a 51-50 win. The 
road win came two days after a 60-58 
home win over Widener. 

Senior center Susan DuBosq concluded 
a strong four-year career with 9.4 points per 
game. She led the team with 7.2 rebounds 
an outing. 



Men's and Women's Swimming 

In the MAC Championship, senior captain 
Jason Kopp finished ninth in the 100-meter 
backstroke and 1 2th in the 200-meter back- 
stroke. He also had six first-place finishes 
throughout the season. 

Senior captain Jennifer Gominger had 
two first-place and numerous second-place 
finishes throughout the season. She was 
particularly strong in freestyle and individ- 
ual medley events. 

Wrestling (6-9) 

The wrestling team had its best year in six 
seasons. The highlight was a dual meet win 
at Gettysburg, thanks to an unexpected pin 
by sophomore Will Skretkowicz against a 
heavily favored opponent in the heavy- 
weight class. The pin was just what the 
Dutchmen needed to win the match. 

Two other high points came from senior 
MVP Joe Howe, a captain who finished 25- 
4 in dual bouts and came in third in the 
NCAA Division III East Regional Champi- 
onships. For the second straight season, 
Howe finished first at 190 pounds in the 
King's College Invitational and in Lebanon 
Valley College's Petrofes Invitational. 

Sophomore MVP Ted Kemmerling 
joined the team in the middle of the season 
and earned a 1 2-6 record, including a trip to 
the NCAA Division III national champi- 
onships in Ohio. A fiercely intense com- 
petitor, he finished second in the MAC 
Championships and in the NCAA regional 
at 150 pounds. 



Summer 1997 21 



New faces 

Dr. Jenny Dorrington will join the faculty 
in August as assistant professor of mathe- 
matical sciences. She is a graduate of Bryn 
Mawr College, holds a doctorate from 
Northwestern University and is currently 
an assistant professor at Colorado College. 

Dr. Donald Kline '66 has been 
appointed assistant professor of education. 
He earned a doctorate in educational tech- 
nology from Lehigh University. 

Dr. Jaclyn Fowler-Frey has been 
appointed director of academic services. 
She holds a bachelor's degree in govern- 
ment from Franklin & Marshall College, a 
master's degree in English education from 
Millersville University and a doctorate in 
adult education from Penn State. 

Shirley Hockley '88 has joined the 
Continuing Education Office as a coun- 
selor. Hockley holds a master's degree with 
an adult learner focus from Bowling Green 
State University in Ohio. She had worked 
in Bowling Green's Continuing Education 
Office in adult learner services and evening 
degree programs. 

Allan Gerard MacCormack, a stand- 
out ice hockey and soccer coach at SUNY 
College at Cortland since 1981, has been 
named head coach of the new ice hockey 
team at Lebanon Valley. MacCormack 
earned a bachelor's degree in physical edu- 
cation from St. Lawrence University and a 
master's degree in physical education from 
Ithaca College. 



Changing places 



Carolyn Lauver has been named acting 
director of development, overseeing devel- 
opment activities as well as ongoing activ- 
ities in annual giving. She had been 
director of annual giving and associate 
director of development. Ellen Arnold, 
former director of development, has been 
named vice president for development at 
the Brethren Home Foundation in New 
Oxford, Pa. 

Shanna Adler, who joined the annual 
giving office in 1992, has been appointed 
director of alumni programs. Adler served 
as acting director during 1996-97 while 



Diane Wenger '92 was on leave pursuing 
her Ph.D. In February Wenger resigned as 
director of alumni programs to continue 
full-time in the doctoral program in history 
and American Studies at the University of 
Delaware. She will keep up her teaching 
ties with her alma mater: an adjunct assis- 
tant professor of history and American 
studies, Wenger this summer will teach a 
history course. 

Sue Sarisky '92 has been promoted to 
assistant director of admission. Sarisky has 
worked in the Admission Office since 1993. 

Alumnus Rick Beard has been named 
director of the Arnold Sports Center, 
replacing Terri Lloyd. Beard earned a bach- 
elor's degree from Lebanon Valley in 1989 
and an M.B.A. in 1992. Since 1990, he has 
served as an admission counselor, assistant 
football coach and resident director of 
Derickson Hall. 

Winning class 

"Religion, Ethics and Technology," a course 
taught by Dr. John Heffner, chair of reli- 
gion and philosophy, won a prize in this 
year's competition for courses in science 
and religion sponsored by the John Temple- 
ton Foundation. The $10,000 prize is to be 
shared equally between Heffner and the col- 
lege. As part of the program, Heffner will 
attend a summer workshop in Toronto. 

Best in business 

Kudos to college trustees Katherine J. 
Bishop, president and chief operating offi- 
cer of Lebanon Seaboard Corp., and 
Wendie DiMatteo Holsinger, chief execu- 
tive officer and corporate secretary of 
A.S.K. Foods, Inc. 

The two were among the state's "Best 
50 Women in Business," selected by Gov. 
Tom Ridge's administration and five busi- 
ness publications. They were chosen from 
more than 300 nominees, based on their 
professional and personal accomplish- 
ments, community involvement, and power 
and influence. 



Founders Day awards 

Allen "Skip" Hicks was presented with 
the 1 997 Founders Day Award in February. 
Hicks is president of Annville's Allen The- 
ater, Inc., which offers a variety of first-run 
and classic movies. 

Hicks was honored for his contributions 
to the community and the college. He has 
organized benefit screenings for service- 
oriented organizations such as Sertoma. He 
has made the theater and coffeehouse avail- 
able for plays and musicals of the AnnvilJe 
Community Theater, as well as for movies 
and special events sponsored by the col- 
lege. In addition, his theater has provided 
internships and musical performance 
opportunities for Lebanon Valley students. 

Dr. Dale Summers, assistant professor 
of education, received the Student Council 
Teaching Award for his impact on the lives 
of students both inside and outside of the 
classroom. 

The President's Award was presented to 
Delta Tau Chi, the college's Christian service 
organization. The 16-member group was 
recognized for its array of volunteer projects 
both on campus and in the community. 

Cover story 

The cover of the January 1 997 Journal of 
Chemical Education highlighted an article 
contributed by chemistry faculty and stu- 
dents. The article, "The Spectrophotomet- 
ric Analysis and Modeling of Sunscreens," 
was written by Dr. Carl Wigal, assistant 
professor of chemistry; Cindy Johnston 
'87, adjunct instructor of chemistry; and 
Dr. Richard Cornelius, chair and profes- 
sor of chemistry, along with Christina 
Walters '97 and Allen Keeney '97. 

Campus authors 

Dr. William McGill, senior vice president 
and dean of the faculty, wrote an article on 
Paul Gallico for Gale Research's Dictio- 
nary of Literary Biography: 20th-century 
American Sportwriters.. Another story by 
McGill, "Of Silences That Are Not 
Golden," appeared in the Winter 1997 Arti- 
san: A Journal of Craft. Meanwhile, 
Sou 'wester, a literary journal published at 



22 The Valley 



Southern Hlinois University-Edwardsville, 
has accepted for publication his story titled 
"Silent Sig Sprecher's Last Hit, But One." 

Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson, associate 
professor of English, reviewed Gregory 
Eiselein's Literature and Humanitarian 
Reform in the Civil War Era (Indiana Uni- 
versity Press) and Marjorie Howes' Yeats's 
Nations: Gender, Class and lrishness 
(Cambridge University Press) for Choice. 

Dr. Salvatore Cullari, chair and profes- 
sor of psychology, is the co-author (with Dr. 
Fred Friese) of an article titled "The Myths 
of Chronic Mental Illness," published in the 
May 1997 Pennsylvania Psychologist 
Quarterly. In addition, he has completed an 
undergraduate textbook, Foundations of 
Clinical Psychology, to be published by 
Allyn & Bacon. Cullari was the book's edi- 
tor and also wrote one of its 16 chapters. 

Dr. Andres Zamora, assistant professor 
of Spanish, has had the following articles 
accepted for publication: "Vision de 
Anahuac: el intelectual o la efimera magia 
de la palabra" in the Spring 1996 Hispanic 
Review; "El secreto incesto de la novela 
realista" in the 1996 Armies Galdosianos; 
and "La mitad del cielo: o la amable y ter- 
apeutica reinvencion de la Espana fran- 
quista" in La Chispa 96. He has been 
invited to contribute an article to a special 
issue of Armies de la Literatura Espanola 
Contemporanea focusing on Spanish litera- 
ture in the junction of the 19th and 20th cen- 
turies; the issue will be published in 1998. 

Jennifer Bryan '97; Dr. Deanna Dod- 
son, assistant professor of psychology; and 
Dr. Salvatore Cullari, chair and professor of 
psychology, have published an article in Psy- 
chological Reports, titled "The Association 
of Self-Monitoring with Self-Disclosure." 

Allen Keeney '97 and Brant Hershey 
'97 had an article, "Making Your Own 
Dynamic Loudspeaker," published in the 
May issue of The Physics Teacher. 

Art in the news 

Dr. Leo Mazow, assistant professor of art 
and director of the Suzanne H. Arnold Art 
Gallery, was quoted in the February issue 
of ARTnews in an article about realism. 

"ARTnews is one of the leading and 
most widely read art journals, so this is 
really good press for the gallery and the 
college — both of which are mentioned in 
the article, along with the exhibition 
'Rethinking Realism,' " explained Mazow. 



Profiled by Harvard 

Harvard Business School will include a 
profile of Dr. Barney Raffield, associate 
professor of business administration, in its 
Profiles in Business and Management: An 
International Directory of Scholars and 
Their Research. 

Composition premiers 

"Common Prayers," a 1995 composition for 
solo trombone and string orchestra written 
by Dr. Scott Eggert, associate professor of 
music, premiered in March at the Eastern 
National Trombone Workshop in Virginia. 

Academic standout 

Jeffrey C. Raber '97 received an honor- 
able mention in the All-USA Academic 
Team competition. The contest, sponsored 
by USA Today, salutes the best and bright- 
est students in the United States. 

Raber was listed in the February 6, 
1997, USA Today, along with 64 other stu- 
dents who received honorable mentions. A 
total of 124 students were named to the four 
categories of First, Second and Third Team, 
and Honorable Mention. The students were 
selected from 1,253 nominees nationwide. 

"Growing" experiments 

In April, students in "Plant Diversity," a 
course taught by Dr. Susan Verhoek, pro- 
fessor of biology, displayed their experi- 
ments on the effect of different pot types 
and growing media on seeds and seedlings. 
Henry Molded Products Company of 
Lebanon supplied the class with two types 
of fiber pots manufactured by the firm. The 
students tested the pots' effect on seed ger- 
mination and growth. 

Active professionally 

Dr. Barbara Denison '79, director of the 
Lancaster Center, has been elected secre- 
tary of the Pennsylvania Association for 
Adult Continuing Education. 

Dr. D. Darrell Woomer, chaplain, was 
elected to a three-year term on the board of 
directors of the Choristers Guild, a world- 
wide, interdenominational organization for 
leaders of children's and youth choirs. 

College Relations awards 

For the fourth consecutive year, the College 
Relations Office garnered honors in the 
annual Central Pennsylvania Women in 
Communications contest. 

Judy Pehrson, executive director of 
college relations and editor of The Valley 



(on leave during 1996-97) and Jane 
Paluda, acting director of college relations, 
won second place for The Valley. 

Exceeding the Challenge: Toward 2001, 
the college's 1995-96 annual report, 
received a third-place award. An honorable 
mention was given for the M.B.A. catalog, 
An M.B.A. Program for the Real World. 

Carolyn Lauver, acting director of 
development, and designer Kim Kane of 
Kim Design, won first prize in the graphics 
category for the Open the Door 1996-97 
Annual Fund brochure. 

Celebrating service 

The following full-time employees cele- 
brated a service anniversary or retirement 
in 1997: 

Retirees: Richard F. Charles, CFRE, 
vice president for advancement; Betty Dia- 
mond, buildings and grounds; Dr. Joerg 
Mayer, professor of mathematical sci- 
ences; Warren Thompson, associate pro- 
fessor of religion and philosophy. 

For 30 years: Robert Harnish, man- 
ager of the College Store, and Warren 
Thompson. 

For 25 years: Dr. John Heffner, chair 
of religion and philosophy, and Dr. Dennis 
Sweigart, professor of music. 

For 20 years: Dr. Carolyn 1 lanes, chair 
and professor of sociology and social work; 
Jacqueline Showers, telephone console 
attendant; and Barbara Smith, assistant to 
the senior vice president and dean of the 
faculty. 

For 15 years: Charles Firestone, build- 
ings and grounds, and Deborah Fullam 
'81, vice president and controller. 

For 10 years: Dr. Susan Atkinson, asso- 
ciate professor of education; Dr. Michael 
Day, professor of physics; Dr. Barbara 
Denison '79, director of the Lancaster Cen- 
ter; Dr. Phylis Dryden, associate professor 
of English; Dr. Robert Hamilton, vice 
president for administration; Nancy Roet- 
ing, buildings and grounds; and Thomas 
Strohman '75, instructor of music. 

For five years: Shanna Adler, director 
of alumni programs; Andrea Bromberg, 
executive assistant to the president; 
Monika Edwards, assistant to the director 
of the Lancaster Center; Carolyn Lauver, 
acting director of development; Denise 
Sanders, assistant in business administra- 
tion/humanities; Angela Weaber, build- 
ings and grounds; Dr. D. Darrell Woomer, 
chaplain; Lisa Yingst, security officer; Dr. 
Andres Zamora, assistant professor of 
Spanish; Susan Zearing, assistant in 
admission; and John Zimmerman, build- 
ings and grounds. 



Summer 1997 23 



New master's degree 

Beginning next fall, elementary and middle 
school teachers will have the opportunity to 
earn a Master of Science in Education 
degree at Lebanon Valley. The program is 
the only one of its kind within a 100-mile 
radius of the college. It will feature a 
hands-on approach to maximize doing sci- 
ence instead of merely learning science. 

"Since this is only one of five such pro- 
grams available in Pennsylvania, we 
believe we are providing a much needed 
service for elementary/middle school 
teachers wishing to continue studies in this 
important academic discipline," stated 
President G. David Pollick. 'This, together 
with our current M.B.A. program, will 
expand further our educational offerings to 
students who may already be well into their 
careers." 

Students in the new M.S.Ed, program 
will concentrate on the principles and con- 
tent of science as well as the appropriate 
teaching strategies to convey these ideas. 
Courses will be geared toward teachers in 
kindergarten through 8th grade who want 
to enhance their understanding of science 
principles as well as their ability to teach 
these concepts. Teachers who might bene- 
fit from the program include those who 
have minimal experience in science and the 
methodology necessary to teach it, as well 
as those who want to complement a strong 
background in one area of science with a 
comparable understanding of the other 
sciences. 

Courses are balanced among content, 
factual knowledge and methodology. They 
include specific subject areas such as life 
science, physical science, earth/space sci- 
ence, field biology/ecology and microscopy, 
as well as research in science education, the 
study of recent scientific advances and the 
development of curriculum. 

Students could receive their degrees 
within three years, as classes will be 
offered in the fall, spring and summer 



semesters. A master's candidate must com- 
plete 24 hours of coursework and a six- 
credit research thesis. 

Lebanon Valley has been enhancing sci- 
ence teaching methods for elementary and 
middle school teachers since the establish- 
ment of the Science Education Partnership 
in 1993. 

The gift of music 

A couple whose fives and careers have 
been identified with Lebanon Valley for 
nearly three-quarters of a century have 
made a $500,000 gift to establish the D. 
Clark and Edna J. Carmean Distinguished 
Chair in Music. 

In announcing the gift. President G. 
David Pollick expressed his deep gratitude 
for how the gift will add to the strength of 
Lebanon Valley and its academic program. 
"It is rare that a person — let alone a cou- 
ple — dedicates both life and resources to 
one special place. Lebanon Valley College 
is extremely fortunate to be that special 
place for Clark and Edna Carmean." 

Speaking for the couple, Edna Carmean 
said, "Clark's music was the original rea- 
son for our coming to Lebanon Valley in 
1933, and music and LVC have been major 
components in our lives ever since. We are 
pleased to be able to assure that a faculty 
chair in music will always be part of the 
academic program." 

Clark Carmean, who had been a profes- 
sor in the music department, later served as 
director of admissions. Edna Carmean's 
many ties to Lebanon Valley include serv- 
ing as unofficial historian. 

Noting that a "fully funded" faculty 
chair at the college is established at the 
$1 million level, Clark Carmean added, 
"We consider this commitment to take us 
halfway to our goal, and we are planning to 
assure that the chair will be fully funded in 
the future." 



Commencement 

Over 400 students received degrees during 
the 128th Commencement on May 10. At 
the ceremony, the college awarded three 
honorary degrees, two teaching awards and 
a student award. 

The three graduates who received 
honorary degrees were: Rev. Susan W. Has- 
singer '64, bishop of the Boston area of the 
United Methodist Church; June E. Herr 
'34, associate professor emerita of elemen- 
tary education; and Thomas C. Reinhart 
'58, president of T.C.R. Packaging and chair 
of the college's Board of Trustees. 

Rev. Hassinger received an honorary 
Doctorate of Divinity in recognition of her 
career achievements. Herr was awarded an 
honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters for 
her continued dedication to and support of 
elementary education students and alumni 
at Lebanon Valley. Reinhart received an 
honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters in 
recognition of his long-time service to the 
college. 

The Thomas Rhys Vickroy Award for 
Teaching was presented to Dr. Howard 
Applegate, professor and chair of history 
and American Studies. The award recog- 
nizes full-time faculty members who 
demonstrate the highest standards of ser- 
vice to the college through classroom 
teaching, advising and active promotion of 
good teaching as a community ideal. 

Dr. Richard J. Tushup, adjunct instruc- 
tor of psychology, was honored with the 
Nevelyn J. Knisley Award for Inspirational 
Teaching. The award recognizes part-time 
and adjunct faculty who display excellence 
in teaching. 

The Howard Anthony Neidig Award 
was presented to Sarah E. Eckenrode '97. 
The honor recognizes a senior who displays 
academic achievement, makes a significant 
contribution to the college and shows a 
concern for serving others. Eckenrode 
graduated magna cum laude with a bache- 
lor's degree in biology. 



24 The Valley 



Chemists awarded grants 

■ The chemistry department received a 
$38,470 grant from Research Corporation 
to fund summer research in enzymes and 
therapies. The grant proposal, written by 
Dr. Owen Moe, professor of chemistry, was 
titled "Elucidation of Amino Acids at the 
XMP Site of E. Coli GMP Synthetase." 
The research will attempt to define the 
active site topology of a biosynthetic 
enzyme that has become an active target for 
chemotherapeutic and immunosuppressive 
therapies. 

The grant will provide faculty and stu- 
dent stipends and chemical supplies for 
10- week research sessions during the sum- 
mers of 1997 and 1998. Four students will 
work with Moe this summer: Fei Liu '00, 
Jodi Greenfield '99, Jared Spidel '99 and 
An Do '00. 

Research Corporation, a foundation for 
the advancement of science, was established 
in 1912. It awards approximately $5 million 
annually to fund research in the physical and 
biochemical sciences at universities and col- 
leges. The foundation awards almost 100 
grants nationally following competitive peer 
evaluations of proposals. 

■ Upon the recommendation of George A. 
Reiner '86, a senior research chemist at 
Exxon, the Exxon Foundation has awarded 
a $5,000 research grant to Dr. Carl Wigal, 
assistant professor of chemistry. 

The grant supports the efforts of Wigal's 
research group investigating the develop- 
ment of new methodologies for the 
regiospecific synthesis of quinone deriva- 
tives. Over the past four years, Exxon has 
contributed $20,000 to the college for 
undergraduate chemical research. 

Researching diversity 

In early March, the college dedicated the 
Hurst Multicultural Resource Center, 
located in the lower level of Miller Chapel. 
The Center enables students to research 
information on African-American, Asian, 
Latino and Native American cultures as 



well as data on women's issues and alter- 
native lifestyles. They can make use of a 
variety of books, videos, newspapers, mag- 
azines and pamphlets. 

The Center was made possible by a gift 
from Dr. W. Jeffrey Hurst and his wife, 
Deborah Hurst '84. 

Heading to Crete 

During the fall 1997 semester, 15 Lebanon 
Valley students will explore and study 
Greek culture while residing on Crete, the 
largest Greek island. First settled about 
8,000 years ago, Crete during the Bronze 
Age was the site of the Minoan civilization. 
"While in Crete," explains Dr. Phil 
Billings, the program's on-site coordinator 
and a professor of English, "the students will 
not only be sharing the experience of living 
abroad in a beautiful and historic place, but 
will also benefit from a coherent academic 
experience." Students participating are 
majoring in English, math, history and other 
disciplines. Courses will address issues of 
Cretan civilization and will include archeol- 
ogy, art and architecture, literature and his- 
tory and instruction in modem Greek. 

Chamber music 

The college's Community Music Institute 
received a $1,000 grant to establish a 
chamber music program. 

The chamber music group, which will 
be directed by Dr. Klement Hambourg, 
professor emeritus of music, will be 
formed in September. It will include inter- 
mediate to advanced string chamber musi- 
cians who are involved in the Community 
Music program. 

The tiger awakens 

The 10th Annual Springer Lecture in Inter- 
national Business, held on campus in 
March, featured a presentation by Dr. Mar- 
tin L. Gluntz '53, a retired vice president at 
Hershey Foods Corporation and consultant 
to companies in the Far East. 

Gluntz's presentation, "China — An Asian 
Sleeping Tiger Awakens," focused on the 
changes that have taken place in China over 



the past 10 years and how China has per- 
formed in trade relative to other Asian coun- 
tries. He also reviewed specific aspects of 
doing business in China, including the 
roadblocks, opportunities and cultural dif- 
ferences that confront Americans as they 
venture into the world's largest country. 

Since his retirement in 1995, Gluntz has 
consulted on several projects for Philippine 
Cocoa Corporation in Manila and for the 
Hershey International Division in South 
Korea and the Philippines. He also spent 
over five months in Shanghai as a consul- 
tant for A.S. Watson of Hong Kong. 

Still "amaized" 

Although nearly four years have passed 
since the "Amazing Maize Maze" appeared 
near campus, news of the giant puzzle has 
spread as far as Australia. 

A publishing firm in Queensland, 
Jacaranda Wiley, contacted the College 
Relations Office to acquire a photo of the 
maze for a primary school textbook titled 
Jacaranda Primary Atlas. 

The publisher had noticed a mention of 
the maze in the 1995 Guinness Book of 
Records. The dinosaur maze raised funds 
for victims of flooding in the Midwest. 

Campus quizzers 

Over 500 of the brightest students from 63 
high schools throughout Pennsylvania 
arrived on campus in March to participate 
in the 17th Annual Quiz Bowl. 

The competition, the largest of its kind 
in the state, challenged students to test their 
knowledge by answering questions from a 
variety of academic fields as well as popu- 
lar culture. College faculty, administrators 
and staff spent months preparing the ques- 
tions and were on-hand to serve as judges 
and moderators. 

An eight-member team from Manheim 
Township High School captured the title, 
thus possessing the Clay Memorial Cup, the 
competition's traveling trophy, for a year. 



Summer 1997 25 



Notes 



Friend of the College 

Irma K. MUND died on October 22,1 996. She was 
the wife of Dr. Allan W. Mund. who served LVC as 
a trustee for many years, was acting president in 
1967-1968 and is now an emeritus trustee. Mrs. 
Mund was the mother of trustee Brian Mund. 



1930s 



PRE-1930S 



Fleda Kettering Wagner '17, July 31, 1996. 
Harvey Wayne Gehr '21, December 23, 1996. 
He was chief assistant and director of maintenance 
for the Pennsylvania State Highways Department at 
the time of his retirement in August 1968. 
Josephine Stine Smith '22, July 13. 1996. She 
was a retired teacher of French and English and 
served as a substitute teacher from 1940 to 1965 in 
Chambersburg, Pa. 

Dorothy Longenecker Cooley '25, Septem- 
ber 6, 1996. She was the widow of the late REV. 
Gladstone P. Cooley '24. 
ELIZABETH S. Sloat '25, November 1, 1996. She 
was an English teacher who retired in the 1960s 
from the Nazareth Area (Pa.) School District. 
Dorothy Smith Lutz '26, October 25, 1996. 
Elizabeth Easter Stauffer Urey '26, 
November 13, 1996. She died on her 92nd birthday 
near her son's home in North Conway, N.H. 
Samuel K. CLARK '27, January 6, 1997. He had 
been co-owner of the former Brandywine Iron and 
Metal Co. in Lebanon, Pa. Earlier in his career, he 
had been chief chemist at Portland Cement Co. in 
the Philadelphia area. He was a former president of 
the LVC Senior Alumni Association. 
Grace Daniel Kemp '28, November 20, 1996. 
She retired in 1981 from the Mission Services of 
the Methodist Church in Lillington, NC. She 
taught 3rd grade for four years in Hong Kong and 
for 15 years in Puerto Rico, and was organist for 
churches she attended there. 
Leah Harpel Bendigo '29, December 12, 1996. 
She had been a teacher at Porter Junior High 
School, Tower City, Pa. She was the widow of 
Glenn Bendigo '30. 

Marion Hoffman Knoebel '29, December 13, 
1 996. She had been a German teacher at the former 
Cornwall (Pa.) High School from 1929 to 1935. 
GRACE Troutman STETZ '29, December 18, 1996. 
She taught in the Millersburg (Pa.) School District. 



EDNA M. Early '31 is living in Grace Community 
Retirement Home in Myerstown, Pa. 
Ruth Shroyer Lark '32 writes that she is enjoy- 
ing a quiet life with friends and relatives who visit 
Reading. Pa., and that she is occupied with TV and 
puzzles. She formerly taught English in the 
Shamokin School District. 
DR. Mae I. Fauth '33 received a certificate, 'Trod 
the Twenty-Four," which recognizes her travels to 
destinations in each of the world's 24 time zones. 
The International Travel News presented her with 
the certificate in August 1996. 
Esther Smelser Duke '34 still does volunteer 
work with needy families. 

REV. Dr. BRUCE M. Metzger '35 participated in 
a symposium on Interpreting the Bible, held at 
Ljubljana, Slovenia, in September 1996. He read a 
paper, "The First Translation of the New Testament 
into Pennsylvania Dutch (1994)." 
Dr. Charles I. Hoffman '37 is a retired dentist 
and lives in Lancaster, Pa. 
George W. Lazorjack '38 lives in Hershey, Pa. 
Deaths 

Mary Ellen Witmer '30, July 15, 1996. She 
was a retired mathematics teacher. 
PAUL John Evancoe '31, January 12, 1997. He 
taught English at Ephrata (Pa.) Area High School 
from 1931 to 1937, in Balboa and Cristobal in the 
Canal Zone from 1937 to 1951 and at Thaddeus 
Stevens Trade School from 1951 until his retire- 
ment in 1968. 

Rev. Grant N. Miller '31, January 5, 1997. He 
served as pastor for eight churches in the Hillsdale 
Circuit, then was pastor for Ebenezer United 
Brethren Church, both in Lebanon County, Pa. He 
served at Steelton United Brethren Church from 
1949 to 1952. In the years that followed, he served 
Ironville United Methodist in Lancaster County 
and Powl's Circuit in Dauphin County. He returned 
to the Lancaster area in 1971, serving at Cole- 
manville UMC and Safe Harbor UMC until his 
retirement in 1982. He was the husband of RUTH 
ESSICK Miller '29. They marked their 66th wed- 
ding anniversary on August 20, 1996. 
Katherine KREBS EMRICH '32, January 3 1 , 1 997. 
Kathryn Yingst Henderson '32, January 4, 
1997. She was a retired teacher from the Lebanon 
(Pa.) School District. She and her late husband, L. 
Bruce Henderson, had operated Henderson News 
Agency in Mt. Gretna and the Henderson Card and 
Gift Shop in Lebanon. 

Grant "Scoop" Feeser '35, December 7, 1996. 
He taught science and history at Henry Hauck 



Junior High School in Lebanon, Pa.; coached foot- 
ball in the Lebanon School District from 1937 to 
1946; and then coached at LVC for a number of 
years. After leaving education, he worked for 26 
years at the Follett Publishing Co. in Chicago as a 
sales representative for public school textbooks. He 
was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of 
Fame and the LVC Sports Hall of Fame. 
Alma Cline King '35, January 14, 1997. She 
retired in 1977 after nearly 25 years as a lst-grade 
teacher at Ebenezer Elementary School in 
Lebanon, Pa. 
Edward K. Kress '39, November 11, 1995. 



Rev. WnxiAM H. Jenkins '40 and his wife, Mary 
Roberts Jenkins, will observe their 55th wedding 
anniversary in July 1997. He will celebrate his 64th 
year as a minister: 13 years as a United Brethren 
pastor, 22 years as an Evangelical United Brethren 
minister and 29 years as a United Methodist 
preacher. 

JOHN A. Schaeffer '40, who married in 1947, 
has 10 grandchildren and five gTeat-grandchildren. 
His U.S.G.A. handicap is 14.8. 
Dr. Harry K. Miller, Jr. '43 is director of 
development for Prescott Area (Ariz.) Habitat for 
Humanity. He had been the full-time volunteer 
executive director for seven years. 



A Star, Light Years Later 

John H. LIGHT '48 received the Silver Star on 
November 22, 1996, for an event that occurred 
52 years ago during World War U. John's hero- 
ics of November 6, 1944, with Company G, 2nd 
Battalion, 414th Regiment of the 104th Infantry 
Division, were known to only a few until over a 
year ago when he wrote a 100-page monograph, 
My Army Story. 

The story came to the attention of retired 
Army Maj. Gen. James P. Maloney, who nomi- 
nated Light for the award. But the Army told him 
it was too late; the "window" for World War II 
awards had closed. The second attempt was led 
by Fred Wertz, of Carlisle, Pa., and by the office 
of Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.). This time the 
Army accepted the request. 

John retired as an assistant professor of math- 
ematics in 1987 from Dickinson College in 
Carlisle. He and his wife, Mary Edelman 
LIGHT '50, celebrated their 46th wedding anniver- 
sary in 1996. John is the son of the late Dr. V. Earl 
Light, who taught at LVC from 1927 to 1967 and 
served as chair of the biology department. 



26 The Valley 



Dr. H. Anthony NEIDIG '43 continues as vice 
president and publisher of Chemical Education 
Resources and is responsible for the editorial 
aspects of the company, including supervision of 
five series editors. He recently co-authored and 
published the Laboratory Handbook for General 
Chemistry. 

Rev. Bruce C. SOUDERS '44 received an hon- 
orary Doctor of Humane Letters degree on Decem- 
ber 13 at commencement exercises at Shenandoah 
University in Winchester, Va. Dr. Souders is a pro- 
fessor emeritus and chairman emeritus (humani- 
ties), archivist and historian at Shenandoah. He has 
published volumes of poetry and his writings have 
appeared in many general interest and church- 
related periodicals. 

EDWARD E. Stansfield '44 recently completed 
50 continuous years in the real estate business. He 
lives in Mechanicsburg, Pa. 
ANNE ADAMS ZART '45 retired from Steelton- 
Highspire High School in Steelton. Pa. She is the 
mother of Harry C. Zart, Jr. '68. 
Eloise P. Brown '46, LVC's reader services 
librarian emerita, is retired and lives in New Port 
Richey, Fla. 

CATHERINE DERACO '46 was appointed to a sec- 
ond term in June 1996 to serve as alumni represen- 
tative on the board of managers of the Overbrook 
School for the Blind in Philadelphia. 
MARY Jane Wieland LUTZ '46 and her husband, 
Luke Lutz, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary 
on November 28, 1996. They live in Palmyra, Pa. 

Elizabeth Reiff Marino '46 enjoys perform- 
ing in chamber groups and with three orchestras in 
Pasadena, Calif., on her 230-year-old violin and on 
the viola she made in Florence, Italy, three years 
ago. She retired in 1991 after teaching 33 years in 
the Los Angeles Unified School District. 
CAPT. MaRLES D. SEIDERS '47 was named Citizen 
of the Year by the Southern Lebanon (Pa.) Rotary 
Club for his "outstanding contributions to the com- 
munity life in Mt. Gretna." He has been active on the 
board of directors of the Camp Meeting Association 
for many years and was instrumental in organizing 
the Mt. Gretna Community Library. 
HOWARD B. KREIDER, Jr. '49 retired in 1982 as 
head of the Nuclear Quality Control group at Mon- 
santo's Mound Laboratory in Miamisburg, Ohio. He 
then served on the Department of Energy Nuclear 
Waste Independent Review Board for six years. He 
formed HBK Quality Control, Inc., in 1982 and 
developed quality control and quality assurance pro- 
grams for corporations. In 1983, he purchased and 
operated Cushman Sales, which fabricated electrol- 
ysis needles that were sold throughout the United 
States, Canada, Europe and Australia. Howard sold 
the company in 1992 and has minimized his con- 
sulting activities, so that at 70 he can get down to 
woodworking. 

ROBERT P. McCoy '49 is conductor of Bob's 
Bandits concert band of Moorestown, N.J. 
Thelma Zimmerman Shearer '49 and Rev. 
Monroe J. Shearer '50 celebrated their 50th 
wedding anniversary on December 24, 1996. 



Deaths 

James A. Beard '40, August 31, 1996. 
William L. Bender '40, October 22. 1996. He 
was the son of the late Dr. Andrew Bender, former 
chair of LVC's chemistry department, and the late 
RUTH ENGLE BENDER '15, piano teacher in LVC's 
Conservatory and music department. He was the 
brother of ELIZABETH BENDER ULRICH '38. With 
a major in business administration. Bill followed a 
career in hardware marketing and merchandising. 
When he retired, he was vice president of market- 
ing for Weller Electric Co. of Easton, Pa. 
Carmella Galloppi WEra '40, November 28, 
1996. 

C. Maurice Erdman '41. October 29, 1996. He 
retired from Eugene Hoaster Co.. which had merged 
with his Lebanon. Pa., insurance agency. He was 
very active in community organizations, including 
the Lebanon Jaycees, Quentin Riding Club. 
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce. Industrial 
Development Authority and Industrial Development 
Corp.. Lebanon County Historical Society, Lions 
Club and the American Cancer Society. 
Carroll M. Reed '43, June 22, 1996. 
ARTHUR I. BODDEN '49, November 19. 1996. He 
was retired from American Cyanamid Co. in Pearl 
River, N.Y. 



1950s 



R. FRANCIS ElGENBRODE '50 continues to place 
and supervise student teachers from Northern Ari- 
zona University in Flagstaff. 
CHARLES H. Kreis '50 is director of music for the 
Myerstown (Pa.) United Church of Christ. 
SARA ARBEGAST KELLER '51 is retired and fives 
in Palmview in Palmyra, Pa. 

Walter Levtnsky '51 and the Great American 
Swing Band were featured in a concert at the Gov- 
ernor Mifflin Intermediate School in Shillington, 
Pa., on November 17, 1996. The concert was a ben- 
efit for David Bilger, a former member of the LVC 
music faculty, who was diagnosed with acute 
leukemia in February 1996. In July, David received 
a bone marrow transplant. Kenneth H. Matz '69. 
anchorperson of Channel 10 News in Philadelphia, 
was the master of ceremonies for this special event. 
JOSEPH T. OXLEY '52 is owner-director of Mon- 
mouth Day Camp in Middletown, N.J. 
June FiNKELSTEIN MOSSE '53 and her husband 
live in Lake Worth, Fla., where she enjoys her three 
granddaughters. 

Patricia Satterthwaite Edge '54 lives in 
Newington, Conn., near Hartford. She will retire 
this year from teaching elementary and middle 
school music. She sings with the Simburg Light 
Opera and Manchester Chorale. 

Dr. Herbert Fdjlds '54 retired after 30 years of 
practicing otolaryngology. He is still active on the 
Board of Directors of Palmetto General Hospital in 
Miami. 

WALTER H. Fry, Jr. '54 retired and moved to 
Florida in June 1995 after 40 years as a CPA. 
J. Stanley Mull '55 retired in June 1 996 from 
Farmers First Bank in Millersville, Pa. His wife. 
JOAN Wingert Mull '55. retired from Penn 
Manor School District in Lancaster, Pa., as an ele- 
mentary reading specialist. 



'Fore! for '59ers 

BRUCE R. Rismiller '59 and his wife. JANET 
Blank Rismiller '59, hosted the First Annual 
LVC Class of '59 Florida Golf Classic at the 
Grasslands in Lakeland. Participants were Jim 
LEBO '59 and Joyce Lebo, SAM POET '59 and 
Cindy Patton Poet '56, and Dale Moyer 
'59 and Joan Moyer. Joe Ragno '60 and 
NANCY NlCKELL Ragno '60 were unable to be 
there but have already signed up for next year. 
The day's activities featured lunch, a round of 
golf and shopping for the non-golfers. 



Harold R. White '55 is retired and building a 
log home in Gillett. Pa. 

Richard D. Leonard '56 is pastor for Airville 
Charge, United Methodist Church in Brogue. Pa. 
Dr. Bernard H. Rightmyer '56 is director of 
bands for the Sarasota (Fla.) Board of Education. 
Dr. Jerald G. Bachman '58 is a social psychol- 
ogist with the Institute for Social Research at the 
University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. His book. 
Smoking, Drinking, and Dnig Use in Young Adult- 
hood: The Impact of New Freedoms and New 
Responsibilities, published by Lawrence Eribaum 
Associates in January 1997, is based on surveys 
from more than 33,000 young adults, conducted 
between 1977 and 1995. Now 19 to 33 years old, 
they are all alumni of Monitoring the Fuhire, a 
large annual study that tracks drug, alcohol and 
cigarette use by high school students. 
BERNEICE KLINK Eby '58 is organist for the Lan- 
caster (Pa. ) Church of the Brethren. 
Dr. Robert C. Monroe '58 is professor of 

instrumental music at Covenant College in Lookout 
Mountain, Ga. He plans to retire in June 1997. 
BERNERD A. BUZGON, Esq., '59, managing part- 
ner of the law firm of Davis, Reed, Charles, Huber 
& Coyle, Ltd.. based in Lebanon, Pa., was elected 
chairman of the Board of Directors of the Lebanon 
Valley Chamber of Commerce. 
David R. MEDER '59 continues to bowl on the 
P.B.A. Senior Tour and retired in October 1996. 

Deaths 

ESTHER C. McNeal '50, September 19. 1996. 

DONALD O. Yeatts '50, September 8, 1996. He 
had been vice president of the Dairy Division of 
Interbake Foods, Inc.. in Nutley. N.J. 
JAMES D. Handley '53, October 15, 1996. 
Elizabeth Shatto Bomgardner '57. Decem- 
ber 1996. 

THOMAS V. UHRICH '57, November 1, 1996. He 
retired as a teacher from the Lebanon (Pa.) Middle 
School and had been a bookkeeper for St. Mary 
Catholic Church in Lebanon. 
WILLIAM D. MURRAY '59, August 4, 1996. He 
retired from AMP, Inc., in Harrisburg, where he had 
been a chemist/test engineer. He played bass fiddle 
and bass horn in local jazz. Dixieland bands and 
brass choirs. 



SUMMER 1997 27 



Idaho's Idyllic, but for this Valley Couple, It's Far from Home 



By Judy Pehrson 

When David Esh '93 and Mindy 
Narkiewicz '91 met at Lebanon Val- 
ley in the fall of 1989, they had no idea their 
friendship would progress to marriage or that 
the two of them would eventually end up far 
from their Central Pennsylvania homes. 

"Our first meeting was not terribly 
exotic," says Mindy Esh. "David's twin 
brother, Chris '92, was dating a friend of 
mine, and they introduced us. We were just 
friends for a long time and then it developed 
into a deeper relationship." 

David is from Belleville and Mindy is 
from Dallas, and both say they thought they 
would probably always live close to their 
families. Today, however, the Eshes are 
making their home in Idaho Falls, Idaho, 
where David is a nuclear environmental 
engineer in the Technology Development 
Division of Argonne National Laboratory- 
West and Mindy is a 5th-grade teacher at 
Dora Erickson Elementary School. 

Their path to the broad vistas of Idaho 
was a somewhat circuitous one. 

"I was part of Lebanon Valley's 3/2 engi- 
neering program with Penn State," Dave 
explains. "I got a bachelor's degree with 
honors in physics from the Valley, and then 
a bachelor's degree, also with honors, in 
nuclear engineering from Penn State in Uni- 
versity Park. I went on to earn a master's 
from Penn State in nuclear engineering with 
minors in environmental engineering and 
geoscience." 

Mindy studied under Lebanon Valley's 
2/2 program in occupational therapy with 
Thomas Jefferson University, She received 
her associate's degree from Lebanon Valley, 
but after a short time at Thomas Jefferson, 
she decided she wasn't interested in occupa- 
tional therapy after all. She also ended up at 
Penn State. 

"I applied to Penn State in education, and 
planned eventually to get a master's degree." 
she states. "Then I student taught and just 
loved it, and knew that what I really wanted 
to be was an elementary school teacher. I 
graduated and began teaching 4th grade in 
the Huntingon Area School District." 

The two were married in the fall of 1995. 
When Dave finished his master's degree, he 
accepted the job with Argonne and they 
headed for Idaho Falls. 



"My work is fascinating." David says. 
"Argonne is located at the Idaho National 
Engineering Laboratory site, which is 
huge — it covers some 350 square miles. 
We're currently developing a process to treat 
spent nuclear fuel to make it more stable for 
disposal in a geological repository. I am 
working on thermal hydrological modeling 
of radioactive waste forms for both interim 
storage and final disposal." 




... 
I 



David '93 and Mindy Esh '91 love 
their work in Idaho- — nuclear engineering 
and teaching — but miss their Central 
Pennsylvania roots. 



Mindy is teaching 22 5th graders, which 
she finds equally rewarding. 

"I am enjoying it tremendously. Children 
this age have a real sense of maturity, but 
also retain their innocence. It's a nice com- 
bination," she states. 

David is pursuing his Ph.D. in environ- 
mental engineering while at Argonne. The 
company is allowing him to work full-time 
and to take courses from the University of 
Idaho, Idaho State and Penn State, although 
his Ph.D. will come from Penn State. He 
expects to finish this December. His disser- 
tation topic is "Thermal and Hydrological 
Modeling of the Yucca Mountain Reposi- 
tory," and he has been running sophisticated 
computer models of repository conditions — 
temperature, moisture distribution, etc. Yucca 



Mountain is the high-level nuclear waste 
storage site located 150 miles from Las 
Vegas on the edge of the Nevada weapons 
test site. 

Both the Eshes are nostalgic about the 
years they spent at Lebanon Valley. 

"There were many times when I wished 
I had stayed the full four years at LVC," 
David states. "Penn State was just so huge. 
It was hard to get to know people. I had 
played baseball and been 
a cross-country runner at 
Lebanon Valley, and 
,,:;.■, missed being able to do 
those things when I went 
to Penn State." 

He adds that Lebanon 
Valley prepared him well 
to continue his education. 
"I found that I was actu- 
ally more prepared than 
most of the other students 
who were in my classes — 
not just Penn State stu- 
dents, but other 3/2 
students from other insti- 
tutions. All that individual 
attention I got at the Val- 
ley helped, as did the 
wonderful science labs 
where I had hands-on 
experience right from my 
freshman year." 

Mindy, who helped 
establish the first chapter 
of Delta Sigma Chi at 
Lebanon Valley, also 
missed the college when she left. 

"Lebanon Valley was not only wonderful 
for academics, it also offered a lot of activi- 
ties and helped me improve my social skills. 
It was just a very friendly, congenial place." 
The Eshes hope eventually to move to 
Maryland or Washington, D.C., where they 
would be near the Department of Energy or 
the Nuclear Energy Commission for 
David's work — and would also be closer to 
their families. 

"Idaho is beautiful," says Mindy, "but it 
just isn't home." 

Judy Pehrson interviewed the Eshes when 
she was on vacation last summer in Idaho. 



28 The Valley 



1960s 



ROBERT C. MUSSER '60 is professor of music and 
director of bands at the University of Puget Sound 
in Tacoma, Wash. He also is the conductor of the 
Tacoma Concert Band. 

Larry Q. Hall '61 completed his 36th year as a 
teacher for Northern Lebanon High School in Fred- 
ericksburg, Pa. In December 1996, he completed a 
year as worshipful master of Mount Lebanon 
Masonic Lodge No. 226 in Lebanon. 
CECELIA REED KEEHN '62 continues as depart- 
ment coordinator and choir director at Ulster 
County Community College in Stone Ridge, N.Y. 
Her husband, G. THOMAS KEEHN '63, retired on 
June 30, 1996, as high school band director at 
Kingston City (N.Y.) Consolidated Schools. 
David B. Mulholland '62 is on sabbatical in 
Bonita Springs, Fla., after 34 years of teaching for 
the Pennsbury School District in Fallsington, Pa., 
and as president of the Pennsbury Education Asso- 
ciation for 1 3 years. He plans to retire from teach- 
ing in 1998. 

Rev. R. Frederick Crider, Jr. '63 is senior 
pastor at Timonium (Md.) United Methodist 
Church. 

Shirley Huber Miller '63, a violinist and 
retired Cumberland Valley School District strings 
teacher, has been recognized as Pennsylvania 
School Orchestra Director of the Year and as Pub- 
lic School Teacher of the Year by the Pennsylvania 
Music Educators Association for her 25 years at 
Cumberland Valley. 

Judith Aungst Freeman '64 is administrative 
assistant for Linden Optical in Allentown, Pa. 

EDWARD H. Spahr '64 is program administrator 
for community-based systems in the Division of 
Special Heath Care Needs, Pennsylvania Depart- 
ment of Health, in Harrisburg. 
DONALD R. Kaufmann '65 was promoted to vice 
president of Denver and Ephrata Telephone Co. and 
chief executive officer of its Red Rose Communi- 
cations subsidiary. Donald is responsible for devel- 
oping new revenue opportunities for the 
corporation in addition to overseeing the telephone 
company's deregulated subsidiary. 

Kenneth L. Laudermtlch '65 is professor of 
instrumental music at West Chester University 
School of Music in West Chester, Pa. He and his 
wife, Nancy, have two children: Keith and Sara. 
Karen Mellinger Poorman '65 has been 
named to the Million Dollar Club as a realtor at Fox 
and Lazo in Egg Harbor, N.J. 
J. DUNCAN Krtebel '66 completed his 30th year 
of teaching English at the Milton Hershey School 
in Hershey, Pa. He also directs drama productions 
for the school. 

Maris Gottschalk Santang '66 is technical 
services clerk at the Rogers Memorial Library in 
Southampton, N.Y. She and her husband, Julian, 
have two children: Mary Elizabeth and John Paul. 
GARY N. Brauner '67 is veterinarian/owner of 
the Hershire Animal Hospital in Hummelstown, Pa. 
DONALD J. Graybell '67 is director of the North- 
east Region for The Navigators in Colorado 



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Awarded to the reunion class 

with the most money contributed 

to the Annual Fund 

& 

' r HE Quittie Cup 

Awarded to the reunion class 

with the greatest percentage ot 

classmates participating in 

Annual Giving. 



This year's competitors are the classes of 

1937 1952 1967 1982 
1942 1957 1972 1987 
1947 1962 1977 1992 

To qualify, send in your gift to the 

Annual Fund before June 30 and 

you, too, can be a winner. 

Office of Annual Giving 
Laughlin Hall 

(717)867-6227 



Springs, Colo. He lives in the Harrisburg area. He 
and his wife, Marilyn, have four children: Chad, 
Andrew, Christine and Aaron. 

Linda Pierce Irwin '67 is assistant lab technician 
for AFFLICTED Dermatologists and Dermatologic 
Surgeons, PA., in Morristown, N.J. She is the wife 
of RICHARD T. Irwin '65. He is assistant secretary 
of The Chase Manhattan Bank of New York. 
Rev. Donald B. Kttchell '67 is pastor at Life 
Tabernacle in Gilmer, Texas. He and his wife, Car- 
olyn, have two sons: Shane and Bryant. 

Marion Mylly Bartholomew '69 is service 
coordinator for Xpedite Systems in Eatontown, N.J. 
Carl L. Marshall '69 is first vice president of 
the Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Association. 

Rev. Terry A. Mills '69 is pastor of Salem 
United Methodist Church in Shoemakersville, Pa. 
He and his wife, Linda, were married on June 8, 
1996. 

Rev. Keith J. Schmuck '69 is senior pastor of St. 
Paul United Methodist Church in Manchester, Pa. 



DORIS Bryden SkinkuS '69 is a supervisor at 
Omega Medical Labs in West Lawn, Pa. 
Douglas R. Winemiller '69 and his wife, 
Gloria Roush Winemiller '70, served as com- 
petition officials in track and field for the Summer 
Olympics in Atlanta. 

Dr. Ronald G. YARGER '69 is a senior research 
associate at Nabisco Brands, Inc., in East Hanover, 
N.J. His responsibilities involve examining Olestra 
as a zero-calorie fat replacer in snacks, searching for 
"no trans" oils as fat replacements in cookies and 
looking for ways to reduce the calories in starch. 



1970s 



Robin A. Kornmeyer '70 is director of Corpo- 
rate Audit Services for Foster Wheeler Corp. in 
Clinton, N.J. Prior to joining Foster Wheeler, Robin 
was a senior auditor for Price Waterhouse & Co. in 
New York City. Robin and his wife, Patricia, and 
their three children will relocate to western New 
Jersey. 

Rev. Dr. G. Edwin Zeeders '70 is director of the 
Central Pennsylvania Conference Council of Min- 
istries in Harrisburg. 

BETH Mtllington Clark '71 and her husband, 
Richard, have two children: Brian and Steven. 
Linda Henderson Fisher '71 is clinical social 
work supervisor for the Visiting Nurse Association 
of Los Angeles, based in Hollywood. 

Reeb W. HABECKER '71 is a pharmacist and the 
pharmacy ADP coordinator for the VA Medical 
Center in Lebanon, Pa. 

Michael E. Morrison '71 was promoted in 
November 1996 to senior product manager for 
Abbokinase, Abbott's Cardiovascular Business Unit 
in the Pharmaceutical Division in Abbott Park, 111. 

Dr. Nancee Hummel Park '71 is executive 
director of the Prince George's County Voluntary 
Action Center in Hyattsville, Md. 
Georgia Thompson Veitch '71 is a sheriff's 
detective in Hillsborough County, Fla.; she had 
headed the Crimes Against the Elderly Unit for the 
past three years. 

BECKY HUBER DAVIDOWSKI '72 is a mathematics 
teacher for the Quakertown (Pa.) Community 
School District. 

John "Buzz" William Jones '72 received 
awards from the American Society of Composers, 
Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and the Welsh 
National Gymanfa Ganu Association for his con- 
tinuing commitment to writing original composi- 
tions in the field of educational music. "Buzz" is 
associate professor of music and director of bands 
at Gettysburg College. The awards were to research 
Welsh music and medieval poetry and to support 
his composition for orchestra, choir, harp and 
soloists based on his research. The composition 
premiered in April 1997 at Gettysburg College. He 
is married to Gael Peters Jones '76. 
BETH E. JONES '72 is team coordinator/technical 
support supervisor at United Airlines in Sterling, Va. 
Marilyn Graves Kimple '72 is secretary- 
treasurer of AFM Local 694, the Greenville (S.C.) 
Federation of Musicians. 



Summer 1997 29 



J EAK PERFORM 



All in Due Course 

By Robert J. Smith 

A former continuing education student, 
Cindy Koser '92 recalls that the path 
she took to get her diploma was a road 
fraught with curves and detours. Ulti- 
mately, however, she recognizes that path 
as the one that suited her best. 

"I think I needed some life experience 
to help me decide the direction I should 
take," says Koser, who was in her 40s — 
with four children — when she finished her 
college degree and then went on to law 
school. She is now a general practice attor- 
ney in Harrisburg. "The time lapse shaped 
my personality to make me want to do 
what I am doing now, as far as helping 
people." 

While in high school, Koser made what 
she terms "a poor selection" in her choice 
of college, and dropped out after one 
semester. Her subsequent marriage ended 
in divorce when her two children were 
quite young. While working as many as 
three jobs to support her family, Koser 
fully realized the necessity of a college 
education. 

"At that point," she recalls, "I found 
myself in a position where I didn't have 
the degree or the training to get the kind of 
job I needed to adequately support my 
family." She took courses sporadically in 
the years between the divorce and her 
eventual remarriage in 1979. But she did 
not commit herself to returning to school 
until 1988, when she began part-time at 
Harrisburg Area Community College 
(HACC). 

By this time, she and her second 
husband, Jeffrey, had four children, an 
extraordinary challenge under normal cir- 
cumstances, made even more challenging 
when Mom went back to college. Indeed, 
Koser admits, juggling studies, work and 
the responsibilities of motherhood and 
marriage forced her to adopt strict habits to 
maximize every "free" moment. 

"I found the more I had to do, the more 
I was able to accomplish," she remembers. 
"There wasn't time to just goof off — if it 
was lunchtime from the job, I knew I had 



to do a certain amount of studying for the 
exam I had to take that evening. Or I had to 
read something for class. So I always had 
to utilize what otherwise had been wasted 
time." 

Koser's experiences whetted her 
appetite for even more challenges. "When 
I got my associate degree from HACC in 
'91," she recalls, "I was ready to move on," 
to pursue a bachelor's degree and eventu- 
ally a master's or law degree. Koser 
applied to Lebanon Valley, with the goal of 
earning a bachelor's degree in manage- 
ment within a single academic year. 

The college made her feel right at 
home. "When I interviewed at Lebanon 
Valley," Koser says, "I was made to feel as 
though I were some sort of jewel they were 
happy to acquire. It was a really warm, 
receptive feeling I had going in there." 

Taking a one-year, accelerated track 
toward her degree, Koser found herself in 
an environment of varied ages, taking 
freshman-level courses with 18-year-olds, 
as well as advanced courses with older stu- 
dents. For Koser, whose oldest son was 18 
at the time, the age difference provided a 
unique perspective on college life. 

"I was both the freshman who was 
going in there new to a lot of things," 
Koser remembers, "and at the same time [I 
was] the parent of someone their age who 
had returned to school so many years later. 
I was also taking senior-level courses 
because I knew I would be graduating that 
same year. It was a very interesting mix." 

Her children supported her decision to 
go back to school, though it wasn't always 
easy. "Naturally, there were mixed feelings 
sometimes. They went from being quite 
proud of the accomplishment to some- 
times resenting that I didn't have time for 
them because I had an exam or a paper that 
was 'more important' to me than they 
were." 

Husband Jeffrey, too, was incredibly 
supportive. "I'm not sure that I gave him a 
lot of choice in the matter," Koser laughs. 
"I just said, 'I'm going back to school. I 
need something more to prepare me for 
something better than I am otherwise able 
to get.' " 




"I found the 
more I had 
to do, the 
more I was 
able to 
accomplish," 
Cindy Koser 
'92 confides 
about going 
back to school. "There wasn't 
time to just goof off. " 



After graduating from Lebanon Valley 
in 1992, she immediately applied to the 
Dickinson Law School. 

She earned her J.D. in 1995 and passed 
the bar exam in the same year, at age 45. 
By March 1996, Koser set up her own gen- 
eral practice, with a concentration in family 
law. 

"Having been divorced myself many 
years ago and having gone through cus- 
tody issues," she explains, "I had some 
experience with what people are feeling 
while at the same time they are in need of 
legal advice. 

"The law needs to be a service rather 
than just a business," she continues. "In 
order to serve people, you need to make 
them feel as though you are doing for them 
what they want you to do, instead of telling 
them how the system works and what they 
need to do." 

While her venture has initially been a 
financial struggle, Koser sees things 
improving, and is happy to provide a ser- 
vice to the community. "Things I do," she 
proclaims, "while not financially reward- 
ing, are often quite emotionally rewarding, 
because it gives me great pleasure to know 
I have helped people." 



30 The Valley 



Cheryl Kirk Noll '72 created 100 black-and- 
white illustrations for More Games to Play with 
Toddlers, published by Gryphon House (1996). She 
illustrated a 16-page early reader, Mai-Li's Sur- 
prise, published by Richard Owens (1996). Her 
illustrations also appeared in the January, February 
and June 1996 issues of Highlights, a children's 
magazine. She is in her third year as artist-in- 
residence in Warren, R.I. 

Barbara Maxwell Olds '72 and her husband, 
Obie, have two children: Eric and Andrew. They 
live in Wetumpka, Ala. 

Glenn A. SULLO '72 and his wife, Lorraine, own 
a glass studio in the basement of their log cabin 
home in Heidelberg Township, Pa. Their home is an 
artistic and colorful collection of the media they've 
come to love — trompe d'oeil painting, cut glass and 
neon light. They were the subject of a feature arti- 
cle in the Sunday Daily News, Lebanon, Pa., on 
October 20, 1996. 

Craig R. Werner '72 works in the management 
department of Werner Lumber Co. in Pine Grove, 
Pa. He and his wife, Robin, have six children: Nic- 
hole, Joshua, Ryan, Justin. Jordan and Jorj. 
DIANE Trullinger Dohner '73 is in her 23rd 
year of teaching English at the Palmyra (Pa.) Mid- 
dle School. She serves as chairperson of the lan- 
guage arts department. She and her husband live in 
the Mt. Gretna area. 

JOSEPH A. Gargiulo '73 is principal of Cross- 
roads Middle School in the West Shore School Dis- 
trict in Lemoyne, Pa. Recently the school was 
selected as a beta testing site for a new multimedia 
product developed by AMP, Inc. The product 
enables both video and data transfer to occur class- 
room-to-classroom and across great distances, thus 
enabling interactive teaching in several rooms at 
one time. 

Dr. Anthony T. Leach '73 is assistant professor 
of music and music education at the Pennsylvania 
State University in State College. He is also direc- 
tor of the Penn State University Choir. 
David P. Naugle '73 is president of Danatech, 
Inc., in Mount Holly Springs, Pa., which sells, ser- 
vices and installs burglar and fire alarms. His wife, 
Linda Nolt Naugle '88, is a special estimator 
for Adam Wholesales in Carlisle. 
DR. DUNE M. Scholler '73 is a research 
chemist in charge of two laboratories, E.I. Du Pont 
de Nemours & Co., Wilmington, Del., and the Cor- 
porate Center for Analytical Research, where she 
works in Central Research and Development. 
DOUGLAS H. ARTHUR '74 is operations manager 
for Roy F. Weston, Inc., in Cincinnati. He and his 
wife, Karen, have two children: Jesse and Charles. 
Sgt. James L. Katzaman, Sr. '74 was promoted 
in April 1996 to senior master sergeant in the U.S. 
Air Force and is now Pentagon Bureau chief for the 
Air Force News Service. 

JOHN A. Nikoloff '74 is president of Capital 
Associates, Inc., a full-service public affairs and 
lobbying firm located in Harrisburg. 

JOHN M. Pumphrey '74 is executive director of 
Sheppard Pratt Health System's The Jefferson 
School. Located in Frederick County, Md., it is a 



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residential treatment center and special education 
school for children and adolescents with emotional 
disabilities. 

Wesley T. Dellinger '75 CRS, GRI, CSP, was 
chosen the 1 996 Realtor of the Year by the Lebanon 
County (Pa.) Association of Realtors. 
Robert N. Eckler '75 is a sales representative for 
Continental Cablevision of Virginia in Richmond. 
This is his first job after having been self-employed 
for 20 years. He and his wife, Nancy PETERSON 
ECKLER '74, reside in Richmond with their three 
children: Daniel and twins Amanda and Rachel. 
Nancy is a medical technician for Pulmonary Asso- 
ciates, St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond. 
SYLVIA D. FREY '76 married Dr. Kevin Hepler on 
November 23, 1996, in Newmanstown, Pa. Sylvia 
is the HIV program specialist for the AIDS Plan- 
ning Coalition of South Central Pennsylvania in 
Camp Hill. 

SANDRA K. FRIESWYK '75 is a music teacher with 
the Prince George's County Public Schools in 
Upperboro, Md. She is director of music/bells for 
the United Methodist Church in Camp Springs, 



Md.. and sings with the Cathedral Choir at Wash- 
ington's National Cathedral. 
HOWARD P. Scott '75 is a teacher at the Catholic 
High School of Baltimore, and recently appeared 
with Placido Domingo and the Washington Opera. 

Theresa V. Brown '76 is chief of research and 
evaluation for the Pharmaceutical Program for the 
Pennsylvania Department of Aging. She and her 
husband are the parents of twins: Colleen and 
Colin, born November 6, 1994. 
William J. Fritz, Jr. '76 received the 1996 
Business Rookie of the Year award from Harrisburg 
Mayor Stephen R. Reed for his business. "Sweet 
Passions." The award is given to a new busi- 
nessperson or business endeavor that exemplifies 
contemporary entrepreneurship. 
Dr. Carl B. GACONO, Jr. '76 has written one 
book, Rorschach Assessment of Aggressive and 
Psychopathic Personalities and co-edited another. 
Contemporary Rorschach 
LESLIE A. GARRETT '76 married William Ritchie 
in October 1994. They live in Millville, N.J. Leslie 
is a claim consultant for Prudential Insurance Co. in 
Dresher, Pa. 

JACK W. SCHINK '76 is sourcing process leader for 
NYNEX in New York City. He and his wife. Bar- 
bara, have three children: Janelle. Justin and Jaime. 
Anne MARIE Shuey WELLS '76 has been named 
outdoor program specialist/camp administrator for 
the Penn Laurel Girl Scout Council, Inc., in 
Lebanon, Pa. Anne will be responsible for adminis- 
tering three resident camp programs, the Group 
Challenge Course at Camp Echo Trail and the Pond 
Study and Nature Trail programs. Anne is enrolled 
in the M.B.A. program at LVC. 
Marie Schmidt Zhartnov '76 and her husband, 
Sergei, have three children: Vera Marie. William 
Christopher and George Sergei. 
Joanne Hartline Conrad '77 is a production 
worker with Wagner Lighting Division of Cooper 
Industries in Boyertown. Pa. She gives private 
lessons in piano and voice in her home in 
Pottstown, Pa., and is a member of the Boyertown 
Area Choral Association. 

SMSGT Christopher H. Edris '77 is band 
manager, U.S. Air Force Band of Liberty. Hanscom 
AFB, Maine. He was promoted to chief master 
sergeant, received a B.A. in social science (summa 
cum laude) from the University of Southern Col- 
orado and is enrolled in an M.B.A. program at 
Western New England College. He and his wife. 
Sandra, have two children: Bradley and Leslie. 
ROBERT S. Frey '77 had his fourth nonfiction book 
released in May 1997. Successfid Proposed Strate- 
gies for Small Business: Winning Government, Pri- 
vate Sector, and International Contracts was 
published by Artech House. Boston and London. 
Additionally, his book review of George F. Dole's 
edited version of Tlie Last Judgment in Retrospect 
appeared in Small Press Magazine March/April, 
1997. Information about BRIDGES, a scholarly peri- 
odical edited and published by Robert, is available 
on the college's Web site at www.lvc.edu. In Decem- 
ber 1996, Robert was promoted to director of mar- 
keting communications for EA Engineering, 
Science, and Technology, Inc., near Baltimore. He 
has been with the company for three years. 



SUMMER 1997 31 



This call's for you! 

Thanks to all of you who filled out ' 
the alumni directory form. Now it's ' 
time to make sure that information 
still current — and to give you the 
chance to order a copy. 

Beginning in July, representatives 
of Harris Publishing Company will 
telephone alumni to verify infor- 
mation for the Lebanon Valley , 
College Alumni Directory. 

When the Harris representa- 
tive calls, he or she will be con- 
firming your name, academic data, 
residence address and phone num- 
ber, current occupa- 
tion and business 
address and 
phone number. 

Be sure to order your copy when 
Harris phones. But don't delay! Only 
pre-publication orders received at that 
time will be guaranteed. 

When you receive your directory, 
locating fellow alumni will be as easy 
as turning a page. This useful directory 
will list data in several ways: by name, 
class year, and geographic location. 



Kathv Davidson Ireland '77 and her husband, 
James F. Ireland, welcomed a second son, James 
Arthur, on April 30, 1996. He joins his brother, 
Andrew. 

Rev. Connie R. Burkholder '78 is district 
executive minister for the Northern Plains District 
Church of the Brethren in Ankeny, Iowa. 
MICHAEL L. Helman '78 is director of music at 
St. Paul's UMC in Wilmington, Del. During 1996, 
he won several competitions, including the Ameri- 
can Guild of English Handbell Ringers (AGEHR) 
Area II competition: Fantasy for 3-5 Octave Hand- 
bells and optional chimes; AGEHR Area V Com- 
petition: three-movement Suite for Handbells for 
2-3 Octave Handbells and optional chimes; 
AGEHR Area III Competition: Peal of Praise for 2- 
3 Octave Handbells; AGEHR National Competi- 
tion: A Festive Rondo for 2-3 Octave Handbells. All 
of these pieces were published by AGEHR and 
were available in January 1997. He has six pieces 
currently in print, with 14 more being released 
within the next 18 months. Although most of his 
music is for handbells, Michael also has three 
choral works and one work for solo organ. 
William H. Kelly, II '78 married Petra Nacht- 
sheim of Frankfort, Germany. They live in Zurich, 
Switzerland. 

Russell P. Labe '78 is senior consultant, man- 
agement science, for Merrill Lynch in Princeton, 
N.J. He and his wife, Karen, have one son. Kevin, 
and moved to Belle Mead in October 1996. 
Kenneth S. Levinsky '78 has been keyboardist 
for the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Sunset 
Boulevard national touring company since June 



1996. In addition to playing keyboard in the orches- 
tra, he appears briefly on stage playing the accor- 
dion. The show is booked in major U.S. cities until 
1999. Along with his father, Walt Levinsky '51, 
I he worked as a music recording supervisor for 
Woody Allen's film, Everyone Says I Love You. 
DONNA Chappius Bacon '79 received a master's 
degree in public administration from the University 
of Delaware in August 1 996. She is a researcher at 
the Center for Community Development, University 
of Delaware. She has two children: Craig and Erin. 
MARGARET A. Dietz '79 is a performance analyst 
with IBM, Tivoli Systems in Research Triangle 
Park, N.C. She received a Ph.D. in computer sci- 
ence from Duke University in 1 996. She adopted a 
child, Michelle Ai-Ling Dietz, from China on 
December 12, 1996. 

Stephan S. KREISER '79, his wife, Karen, and 
their daughter, Maggie, 3, are touring Europe, 
where Steve is a program analyst for Headquarters. 
U.S. Army Europe in Heidelberg, Germany. Steve is 
also a Naval Reserve lieutenant commander for U.S. 
Naval Forces Europe, N3 (Operations) in London. 
Jane Withers Lim '79 is a computer lab assistant 
for the Wilson School District in West Lawn, Pa. 

John S. Palmer '79 is a legal secretary for Federal 
Express Corp. He is also director of music/organist 
at Mullins United Methodist Church and assistant 
organist at Christ United Methodist Church. Both 
churches are in Memphis, Tenn. 
Carrie Wardell Stine '79 is pastor of the Ark- 
port (N.Y.) Presbyterian Church. She is working on 
her doctorate at Gordon Conwell Theological Sem- 
inary in South Hamilton, Mass. 
KIRK M. Wise '79 manages Ford-Mercury of 
Carlisle, Pa., and owns Wise Broadcasting AM 
1000 radio next door. He and his wife, Pam. have 
three children. 

Deaths 

Jeanne D. Barry '73, February 6, 1997. She was 
a claims representative for Pennsylvania Blue Shield 
and a former employee of the Hershey Medical Cen- 
ter. She was also a competitor on the Eastern Ama- 
teur Arabian Horse Show Circuit and a member of 
the Pennsylvania Arabian Horse Association. 
Joseph T. Fries '76, March 16, 1995. 
LYNN RlST RICHARDS '76, January 19, 1997. She 
was a caseworker for the Lebanon County Children 
and Youth Services. She is survived by her hus- 
band, Stephen J. Richards '74, and their chil- 
dren, Elizabeth and Daniel. 
David R. Eberly '77, January 15, 1997. David 
worked for Stewart Connector Systems in Dover, 
Pa., and had been the former manager of Route 74 
News. Memorial contributions may be made to the 
Lebanon Valley College Alumni Scholarship Fund. 



1980; 



Ann M. Calhoon '80 married Robert L. Wagner 
in the Unitarian Church of Harrisburg. Ann is a 
chemistry technician with the Pennsylvania State 
Police in Harrisburg. 

DENISE Foor Foy '80 is a school nurse for Chest- 
nut Ridge School District in Fishertown, Pa. She 
has two children: Danielle and David. 



Michael J. Garneer '80 and his wife, Linda, 
welcomed their fourth child, Evan Michael, on 
April 15, 1996. Their other children are Ryan, 
Matthew and Noelle. Michael has a private law 
practice focusing on product liability and personal 
injury litigation. 

JULIA L. Hoover '80 is living in Thailand for a 
year with the expectation that she will continue her 
stay for several years. She teaches English at a uni- 
versity in Chiang Mai, a principal city in the north. 
Dr. David S. Todoroff '80 and his business 
partner, Dr. Richard Rogers, announced the merger 
of their podiatric medicine and foot surgery prac- 
tices to form the Keystone Podiatric, Medical Asso- 
ciates, P.C. They have four offices in the Central 
Pennsylvania area. 

I. LEE Brown, III '81 and his wife, Sheryl K. 
Brown, welcomed a third child, Rebekah Elaine, on 
November 13, 1995. 

William F. Casey '81 is engineering supervisor 
for Armament Systems, Dayton T Brown, Inc., in 
New York City. 

LISA Grozinski Ferrie '81 and her husband, 
Michael F. Ferrie, welcomed a daughter, Julianne, 
on June 8, 1996. 

RICHARD E. FRITSCH '81 married Jennifer L. 
Rhodes on June 29, 1996. 
William M. Glose rv '81 works for ExecuTrain 
of Allentown, Pa. 

Mary Beth Mentzer Grubb '81 is a chemist 
for American Inks and Coatings Corp. in 
Phoenixville, Pa. She and her husband, Robert C. 
Grubb, have two children: Seth and Jessica. 

Thomas S. Levengs '81 is assistant vice president 
of Mutual Funds, Bank of New York. He and his 
wife, Lisa, have three children: Thomas, Dylan and 
Marissa. 

Darlene J. SlTLER '81 is in her 1 5th year of 
teaching elementary general and instrumental music 
in the Northern Potter School District in Ulysses, 
Pa. She is vice president of the Twin Tiers Orff 
Schulwerk Association, which meets at Mansfield 
University. She was emcee for the Wellsville (N.Y.) 
Performing Arts Orchestra's "Conceits for Kids" 
and played French hom in the orchestra. She is the 
organist/choir director at the First United Presbyte- 
rian Church of Coudersport, Pa. 
Rev. CYNTHIA A. Snavely '81 is minister of the 
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia 
(Md.). 

Dr. Kirth W. STEELE '81 is a medical consultant 
with the Naval Aerospace and Operational Medical 
Institute in Pensacola, Fla. 
Gary R. Zellner '81 is the elementary principal 
coordinator of special education for the Palmyra 
Area School District, Palmyra, Pa. He and his wife, 
Carol Withers Zellner '81, have a son, Ryan. 
KlRSTEN I. BENSON '82 does instructional design 
20 hours a week at her home in Kennesaw, Ga., for 
Aurum Software, located in Santa Clara, Calif. She 
enjoys her two daughters, ages 5 and 7, and sings 
and plays the flute at her church. 
James W. Brady '82 is a broker for Tullett and 
Tokyo Forex, Inc., in New York City. He and his 
wife, Marci, have three children: Annie, Jake and 
Robin. 



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SUSAN EGNER Etzweiler '82 and her husband, 
Charles D. Etzweiler, welcomed a son, Matthew, on 
March 9, 1996. Sue was formerly an instructor in 
Spanish in LVC's foreign languages department. 
THOMAS P. McARDLE '82 is a real estate 
appraiser for Entrust in Atlanta. He and his wife, 
Linda, have two children: Danielle and Ryan. 
Rev. Edward C. Malesic '82 is auditor of the tri- 
bunal for the Diocese of Harrisburg. He continues 
his studies toward a degree in Canon Law at the 
Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. 
LEWIS R. Maurer '82 is an account manager for 
OCLC, Inc., in Dublin, Ohio. 
Michael O. Prinsen '82 is a programmer ana- 
lyst for the city of Colorado Springs, Colo. His 
wife, Sherri Becker Prinsen '84, is a senior 
chemist for the city. They welcomed their first 
child, Sean Michael, on August 12, 1996. Both 
Sherri and Michael are pursuing master's degrees 
in computer science at the University of Colorado. 
Steven W. St. John '82 and his wife, Barbara, wel- 
comed a daughter, Kelly Carolyn, on May 2, 1996. 
ERICH W. Schlicher '82 is general music 
teacher for grades 6-8, Middletown Area School 
District in Middletown, Pa. He and his wife, Kim, 
have two children: Broghan and Brynne. 
DR. DEBRA S. EGOLF '83 received tenure on the 
chemistry staff at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio. 
Christopher L. Palmer '83 is a senior tech- 
nology consultant at Educators Mutual Life Insur- 
ance Co. in Lancaster, Pa. Chris and his wife, 
Susan Thompson Palmer '84, have two sons: 
Eddy and Max. 

Dr. Eric E. Roden '83 is assistant professor of 
biological sciences at the University of Alabama in 
Tuscaloosa. He received his Ph.D. in marine estu- 
arine environment sciences from the University of 
Maryland in 1 990. He teaches courses in microbial 
ecology, aquatic biogeochemistry and quantitative 
techniques in environmental sciences. 
Rev. Joanne Groman Stewart '83 is pastor at 
St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Grand Island, N.Y. 
She and her husband, Douglas L. Stewart, wel- 
comed a daughter, Elizabeth, on February 9, 1996. 
LORI Brown Sweger '83 is a database systems 
administrator for Hershey Pasta and Grocery Divi- 
sion, Hershey Foods Corp. in Hershey, Pa. Her hus- 
band, Barry L. Sweger '84, is a water quality 
specialist for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 
in Harrisburg. 

Dr. Susan L. Wessner '83 is a self-employed 
physician in Tower City, Pa., and welcomed a son, 
Louis J. Herbert UJ, on September 1, 1996. 

Amy C. ABBOTT '84 is a registered nurse in the post- 
anesthesia care unit at a hospital in Syracuse, N.Y. 
She traveled to China in October 1996 to adopt her 
daughter, Samantha Kathrin. "Sam" was born Jan- 
uary 14, 1996, in the Jiangxi Province. Amy reports, 
"She is happy, healthy and absolutely beautiful!" 
RALPH G. ACKERMAN '84 is a sales representative 
for Hoechst Marion Roussel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in 
Kansas City. Ralph lives in Temecula, Calif., with his 
wife, Sharon, and two children: Jordan and Garrett. 



CAROL DENISON BRAME '84 and her husband, 
Michael, welcomed a son, Sean Michael, on March 
12, 1996. Their other son, Patrick Richard, is 3. 
TERRY D. GUSLER '84 has been named a Fellow of 
the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS). Terry was 
awarded the Fellowship designation for successfully 
completing 10 examinations to develop an under- 
standing of the business of property and casualty 
insurance and an expert knowledge of techniques to 
solve insurance problems. Terry also completed the 
required CAS Course on Professionalism, which 
presents real-world situations that contain ethical 
and professionalism issues for actuaries. 
JOHN P. Herr LT '84 is an aerospace engineer for 
Naval Air Systems Command in Mechanicsville. 
Md. He and his wife, Patricia, have two children: 
Kaitlyn and Karl. 

GALL Shaub Hocutt '84 and her husband, 
Ronald, have two children: Hannah and Adam. 
DR. Deanna Metka Quay '84 and her husband. 
Dr. Jeffrey R. Quay, welcomed a daughter, Liesel 
Mae, on November 18, 1996. 
James R. ANGEROLE '85 is director of youth min- 
istries at St. Paul's United Methodist Church and 
the Ocean Grove Meeting Association in Ocean 
Grove, N.J. 



ADrrawrmAViEW 

William J. Van Etten '86, who hoped to 
defend his doctoral dissertation in January 1997, 
writes "During 1987-1989, 1 opened three restau- 
rants (Sierra's, Rossini's and the Center Store) in 
the Boston area and sold them. I took a trip 
around the world for a year. In 1990, 1 worked for 
Ciba Corning Diagnostics as a lab tech for three 
months. One day, I came up with a good idea to 
save the company some money. I was told by my 
boss that I wasn't paid to think. I said that was too 
bad because that's why I came here. I quit my 
job. I then worked a few more months in my ex- 
partner's restaurants. I married Lynn Bachelder. 
We had a very romantic wedding, eloping to Flo- 
rence, Italy. We took a priest along with us so that 
we could be married in the cathedral, but the state 
wouldn't let us because it is a museum now. We 
were married in the State Office. We stayed in the 
Pensionne Quisisanna e Ponte Vecchio (where A 
Room with a View was filmed). 

"During 1992-93, 1 went to graduate school 
at Indiana University in Bloomington. We had a 
daughter, Madison. Survived taking classes, 
teaching, seminars, and intense poverty. Became 
a Ph.D. candidate and joined a research lab for 
my thesis work. From 1994-96, my lab moved to 
Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. I'm finishing 
thesis research in Oxford. We had another 
daughter, Tess. My wife opened the Uptown 
Bakery and Cafe. 

"I'm looking for post-doctoral positions. 
We're toying with notions of a post-doc in 
Europe. My research interests are better suited 
there, and it might be our last chance to travel 
before the kids get too big. Eventually we hope to 
return to New England. I'll continue doing some- 
thing in science (academic or industry). Lynn 
wants to open a bed and breakfast/restaurant/ 
farm stand/Christmas tree farm/dwarf fruit 
orchard." 



Amy ZffiGLER Arndt '85 and her husband, 
Bradley P. Arndt, welcomed their second daughter, 
Alison Leigh, on March 27, 1996. 
Dr. Joseph P. BONACQUISTI '85 is associate vet- 
erinarian with the Providence Veterinary Associa- 
tion in Charlotte, N.C. 

Gregory P. BUCK '85 is a senior applications 
consultant for Hershey Foods Corp. in Hershey. Pa. 
He and his wife, Cynthia, have three children: Eric, 
Angela and Nathan. 

Barbara Corson Etsweiler '85 is a resident 
in veterinary pathology at the University of Penn- 
sylvania in Kennett Square, Pa. 
ANDREW F. Grider '85 is a music teacher/choral 
director in the Harrisburg City Schools. He recently 
completed the "Rainbow Album," a collection of 
original children's songs. He also finished his Sym- 
phony #1: A Harrisburg Tripych and Passccaglia 
and Fugato in A Minor. 

Paul M. Gouza '85 has been appointed by New- 
town (Pa.) Borough Council to chair the newly 
established Beautification and Revitalization 
Board. The purpose of the board is to preserve and 
revitalize the borough, founded in 1 684. 
Mary Seitz Mamet '85 and her husband. Rev. 
Norbert Mamet, welcomed a daughter, Krista Ann, on 
July 3, 1996. Mary is an English-as-a-Second- 
Language tutor for Spring Grove (Pa. ) School District. 

Cindy J. Pauley '85 is a research biologist for 
Merck and Co., Inc. in West Point, Pa. 

Douglas Paul Rauch '85 joined the law firm of 
Baskin, Leiswaitz, Heller and Abramowitch in 
Wyomissing, Pa., in August 1996 as an associate. 
Joseph R. Rotunda '85 and his wife, Terri 
Roach ROTUNDA '85, welcomed a daughter, Mar- 
garet Katherine, on July 5, 1996. Joe, Terri and their 
three children live in Greensboro, N.C. 
Joseph Ruocco '85 and his wife, Pamela 
WYMAN RUOCCO '88, welcomed a daughter, 
Amanda Lee, on October 20, 1995. They also have 
a son, Carmine Justin. 

Sara Wardell Smith '85, her husband, Timo- 
thy J. Smith '82, and their three sons live in 
Centreville, Va. 

MELISSA A. STEFFY '85 is data analyst for McFaul 
and Lyons, Inc. in Trenton, N.J. 

STEVEN M. Weddle '85 is a high school teacher 
for the Eastern Lebanon County School District in 
Myerstown, Pa. 

Dr. Michael E. Andrews '86 has joined the 
practice of Dr. Alexander Balaci and Dr. Joseph 
DiBlasio in Lebanon, Pa. 

Jennifer Deardorff Atkinson '86 and her 
husband, Chad Atkinson, welcomed a son. John 
Slater, on June 26, 1996. They have two other chil- 
dren: Kaitlin and Mackenzie. 
Robert F. Fager, Jr. '86 is an operational ana- 
lyst for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. in Allen- 
town, Pa. He and his wife, Cheryl, have two 
children: Casey and Jordan. 
DAVID J. FERRUZZA '86 is an electrical controls 
engineer with J.L. Souser in York, Pa. He designs 
motion control systems. David and his wife, Mary, 
welcomed a son, Matthew David, on July 21, 1995. 



Summer 1997 33 



ANTHONY J. Fitzgibbons '86 and his wife. Cather- 
ine M. Fitzgibbons, both attorneys, opened their own 
general law firm. Fitzgibbons & Fitzgibbons, in 
Lebanon, Pa. Tony is a graduate of the Cleveland- 
Marshall College of Law. Before returning to 
Lebanon, he practiced with Hahn. Loeser & Parks in 
Cleveland. He also practiced with a Lebanon firm 
before opening the practice with his wife. 
Angelina Menner Kutz '86 is an occupational 
therapist at Maryland General Hospital in Balti- 
more. She and her husband. William Ralson Kutz, 
have two children: Benjamin and Ashley. 
Dr. Kathleen DeGraw MacLeod '86 teaches 
part-time at the College of Veterinary Medicine at 
Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., and works part- 
time at a small animal practice. 
Davtd R. MELTON '86 is a finance officer for the 
U.S. Department of State — Diplomatic Telecom- 
munications Service, and will live in Guam for the 
next five years. He and his wife. Alouette Kluge 
Melton, have a son. Luke, and a daughter, Danielle. 
Mark N. Sutovich '86 is a technical salesperson 
for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., in Allentown, 
Pa. He and his wife, Melissa Miller Sutovich 
'88, have two children: Ryan and Adam. 
Scott A. Wien '86 is network service manager 
with IBM/TSS in Tarrytown, N.Y. Scott married 
Carolyn Fisher on October 12, 1996. 
Stephanie M. Butter '87 married Raimund 

Gundermann on October 26, 1996. Stephanie is 
clinical quality assurance auditor with Merck & 
Co., Inc., in West Point. Pa. She received an M.B A. 
from St. Joseph's University in May 1996. 
Dr. Maria C. DeMario '87 is a family doctor 
for Prime Health in Broomall, Pa. 
M. Anthony Kapolka in '87 is assistant pro- 
fessor of math and computer science at Wilkes Uni- 
versity in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. His wife, Dr. 
Marguerite M. Salam '87, is a pathologist with 
Clincal Labs, Inc. and Northeastern Pennsylvania 
Pathology Associates in Troop. They have two 
sons: Michael and Joseph. 
Kathleen Brown Mullen '87 and her hus- 
band, Paul, have two children: Meghan and 
Matthew. 

Dr. Duy N. Nguyen '87 is senior analytical 
chemist at Viragen, Inc., in Hialeah, Fla. He and his 
wife. Van Luu, have a son. Trang Xuan Nguyen. 
born November 23, 1994. 

JENNIFER ROSS PAVIK '87 is director of operations 
for Ross and Associates Consulting, Pascagonla, 
Miss. She and her husband, Douglas T. Pavik, have 
a daughter, Jacqueline, born June 29, 1995. 
Catherine Waltermyer Boyanowski '88 and 
her husband, Mark B. Boyanowski, welcomed a 
daughter, Hannah Rose, on December 14, 1996. 
They also have a son, Benjamin James, 3. 
Kristel YODER Engle '88 is manager of the 
Reading Recordkeeping Unit for CoreStates Asset 
Management, Retirement Plan Services, in Read- 
ing, Pa. She and her husband, Douglas L. Engle, 
have a son, Zachary, born on September 17, 1995. 
Dr. Christian S. Hamann '88 recently pre- 
sented his research at the University of Aarhus, 
Denmark, in a paper titled 'An RNA Structural 
Determinant of TRNA Recognition." 



Kristin Weible Heister '88 is a special educa- 
tion teacher in the Learning Support classroom (K- 
6) at Jonestown Elementary School in the Northern 
Lebanon (Pa.) School District. Her husband, 
Ralph D. Heister III '90, teaches biology and 
earth science at Lebanon Senior High School. They 
reside in Lebanon. 

Dr. Rebecca R. Long '88 graduated from 
Thomas Jefferson Medical School in 1995. She is a 
second-year family practice resident, focusing on 
obstetrics, at Chestnut Hill Hospital near Philadel- 
phia. She hopes to return to Lebanon County to 
practice upon completing her residency. 
Patricia Moll Mills '88 has four children: 
Matthew, Carter, Boyce and Issac. 
Patrick J. Miortjn '88 is senior accountant with 
Smoker, Smith and Associates. PC, in Hershey, Pa. 
He and his wife, Luann, have two children: Christo- 
pher and Elizabeth. 

Wendy Ford Royer '88 and her husband, 
Michael Royer '87, welcomed a daughter, 
Madison Dawn, on October 21, 1996. The couple 
also have a son, Alexander John, bom on March 24, 
1994. Wendy is on leave from her elementary music 
classroom in the Cornwall-Lebanon School District. 
Mike is director of instrumental analysis at A. S. 
McCreath and Son Laboratories, Inc. in Harrisburg. 
Marjorie SCHUBAUER-HARTMAN '88 and her 
husband, Michael, welcomed a second daughter, 
Fallon Cassandra, on February 18, 1996. Daughter 
Alexandra was bom on March 23, 1994. 
2nd Lt. Lance A. Shaffer '88 recently com- 
pleted Army Officer Candidate School and serves 
as a training officer for a Military Police unit in Ful- 
ton, Mo. On August 15, 1996, he and his wife, 
Shelby, welcomed a son, Logan Michael, who joins 
two sisters, Alexandria and Victoria. Lance and his 
family reside in Jefferson City. 
Candance A. Slichter '88 is employed by 
CoreStates Bank in Palmyra, Pa. 
Michele Durkin SORENSEN '88 and her hus- 
band welcomed a second son, Christopher Cody, 
on December 20, 1994, who joins his brother, 
Matthew. 

Donna C. Summers '88 married William Chase 
on April 20, 1996. 

DELLA SlTARAS TERRIS '88 and her husband. Dr. 
Alexander Terris, welcomed a daughter, Callie 
Kristina, on July 13, 1996. 
Tara L. Thomas '88 married David M. Rogge in 
January 1 996. They live in the Bay Area of Califor- 
nia, where Tara is owner of TTR Design, Informa- 
tion and Technology in Pacifica. 
DEANA M. CRUMBLING '89 is laboratory manager 
and an adjunct faculty member at the Philadelphia 
College of Textiles and Science School of Science 
and Health in Philadelphia. Deana planned to finish 
her work on an M.S. in environmental science at 
Drexel University in March 1997. She has been 
involved with recycling initiatives at PCT&S. She 
volunteers one day per week at Stroud Water 
Research Center of the Philadelphia Academy of 
Natural Sciences. In addition, she works one week- 
end per month at West Jersey Hospital in Voorhees, 
N.J., as a medical technologist. 
LESLIE A. Keller '89 received a master's degree 
in sports science from the United States Sports 
Academy in 1991. Leslie was granted a B.S. cum 



laude from King's College in Briarcliff Manor, 
N.Y., in 1994. She has been a certified physician 
assistant at Geisinger Medical Center since 1 994. 
ROBERT C. LOUGHNEY '89 is a special agent for 
the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Baltimore. 
He graduated from the FBI Academy in Quantico, 
Va., in December 1996, after a 16-week course. 
Dr. C. Cameron Miller '89 is a research 
chemist with the National Institute of Standards 
and Technology in Gaithersburg, Md. He and his 
wife, Laura Wagner Miller '90, have a daugh- 
ter, Nicole Paige, bom January 9, 1995. 
CARL W. MOHLER, Jr. '89 is a financial sales 
representative for York Bank and Trust Co. in 
Lancaster, Pa. 

Kimberly A. Morgan '89 is a research scientist 
with East Penn Manufacturing Co. in Allentown, 
Pa. She married Matthew Pica in May 1995. 
THOMAS W. REICH '89 is a bio-med repair techni- 
cian with the U.S. Army in Ft. Bragg, N.C. 
REGINA E. SANTUS '89 married J. STEPHEN 
Ferruzza '90 on June 22, 1996 and reside in 
Forked River, N.J. Regina is a music teacher at 
Forked River School and Steve is a senior UNIX 
system administrator. 

Dierdre Benney Stalnecker '89 is a school- 
based juvenile probation officer for York County 
Probation in York, Pa. She received an M.S.W. 
from Temple University and passed the LSW exam, 
both in May 1996. 

Janelle Klun Walter '89 is hematology/ blood 
bank supervisor with Hanover General Hospital in 
Hanover, Pa. She and her husband, Christopher, 
have two children: Caitlin and Jonas. 



1990s 



SCOTT A. BARLUP '90 is advertising executive for 
the Carlisle Sentinel in Carlisle, Pa. He married 
Kathy Boulton on June 15, 1996. 
Cynthia Sladek Bass '90 is account coordina- 
tor for the Consulting Group, Inc., in Malvern, Pa. 
KRISTEN E. BRANDT '90 married David Scharf on 
July 13, 1996. David is a captain in the U.S. Air 
Force. He and Kristen are stationed in Guam for 
two years. 

DR. JAMES F. DlLLMAN JH '90 received a Ph.D. in 
cell biology from the University of Virginia in the 
summer of 1996. He is currently researching neu- 
rodegenerative diseases at the Department of Neu- 
rology of the Johns Hopkins University School of 
Medicine. His wife, Melissa Linkous Dillman 
'90, is office manager at Whiteford Packing Co. in 
Whiteford, Md. 

Todd A. Hess '90 is a CPA working for a firm in 
Lebanon. Pa. He and his wife, Stacey, have a daugh- 
ter, Amber. 

Beverly Stoltzfus Kreider '90 is worship 
ministries coordinator for Marietta Community 
Chapel in Marietta, Pa. She and her husband, 
Bruce, have two children: Andrew and Kyle. 
Michael A. McGranaghan '90 was certified 
by Pennsylvania as a prevention specialist in 
September 1995. Mike is chief editor/film critic of 
GAMUT!, an on-line entertainment magazine. 



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Jane H. MARK '90 is a seamstress for Regency 

Lace in Lancaster, Pa. She and her husband, 

Richard, have one son, Randall Mark. 

Harry "Buddy" Oliver HI '90 is a systems 

analyst for Fiberplex, Inc., in Annapolis Junction, 

Md. His wife, Kathy Supplee Oliver '90, is a 

self-employed family services coordinator. They 

have one child, Harry Oliver IV. 

SUSAN SpadjinSKE Sansone '90 recently received 

a master's degree from Central Connecticut State 

University. 



DR. SHERRY D. SCOVELL '90 is now in her third 
year of a surgical residency at Graduate Hospital 
in Philadelphia, in association with the Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania Medical School, where she 
does trauma surgery. After her first two years of 
training, she won a fellowship to do a year of 
fundamental research with John White at Temple 
University Medical School. She is studying the 
fundamental biochemical changes that occur in 
the development of aortic aneurysms. She has 
published chapters in three surgery texts, as well 
as a paper and two abstracts. She is completing 
two additional publications. After this year, she 
will return to graduate school to complete her 
three years of training and then she hopes to 
obtain a two-year fellowship to specialize in vas- 
cular surgery. 



Robert G. Sherman '90 is a senior chemist in 
the Technical Services Division of Research and 
Development with Zep Manufacturing in Atlanta. 
Bob married Dr. Melanee Fleek '90 in 1991. 
Melanie received her doctorate in immunology 
from Emory University in October 1995 and is 
working on her post-doc in Emory's department of 
pathology. 

Joann Giannettino Snider '90 is a behavior 
specialist with Northwestern Human Services in 
Murrysville, Pa. She works with autistic children. 
Joann married Scott Snider on August 3, 1996. 
SCOTT A. WOLFE '90 is a children's mental health 
case manager for the Dauphin County MH/MR 
Case Manangement Unit in Millersburg, Pa. 

Dr. Eyako K. Wurapa '90 is a flight surgeon 
with the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army, 
Clarksville, Tenn. 

Michelle Simpson Connor '91 graduated from 
Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing in 
1995. She married Joseph Connor and they have a 
son, Adam. Michelle is the daughter of JANET 
Leiss Simpson '86. 

BRENDA K. Dolenger '91 is a full-time student at 
Temple University's Harrisburg Center, working on 
a master's degree in social work. 

KELLEY A. GINGRICH '91 married Michael 
Finkelstein on August 22, 1995. Kelly is a claims 
examiner with Pennsylvania Blue Shield in Camp 
Hill, Pa. 

Thomas D. Giovinazzo '91 is a full-time student 
at Beaver College in Glenside, Pa., in the physician 
assistant master's degree program. 
April Horning Hershey '91 is a music instruc- 
tor for the Cornwall-Lebanon School District, 



Cornwall, Pa. She is also a music instructor for the 
Annville United Methodist Church. 
J. Ronald HESS '91 is a sales executive for Holi- 
day Inn in Grantville, Pa. 

EDWIN S. JONES '91 is an interagency coordinator 
for Northampton County in Bethlehem, Pa. He and 
his wife, Michelle, have a son, Astin Zachary, born 
on August 31, 1994. 

Christine Milliken McCall '91 is a music 
teacher for grades K-6 in Council Rock School Dis- 
trict's Newtown Elementary School in Richboro, 
Pa. 

Bonnie MacCulloch Smeltzer '91 is a coun- 
selor at Audubon High School in Pitman, N.J. 
Lynn A. SMITH '91 is an environmental/resource 
economist for David Miller and Associates, Inc., in 
Vienna, Va. 

DAVID R. UMLA '91 is a copy editor in the book 
division at Rodale Press, Inc., in Emmaus, Pa. 

STEVEN D. YOUNG '91 has been named assistant 
director of residence life at Averett College in 
Danville, Va. He received a master of education 
degree in student affairs in higher education from 
Kutztown University in May 1996. 
LISA BRACCINI Barletta '92 is supervisor, out- 
patient services, at the Hershey Medical Center in 
Hershey, Pa. 

Kimberly SHAFFER BELL '92 has accepted a job 
with ABSC Group in Ranson, W.Va., as a human 
resources administrator. 

ANGELA L. CARL '92 was married to Paul Bernard 
Andriukaitis on November 30, 1996, in St. John's 
United Methodist Church in Hegins, Pa. Angela is an 
accountant with Aegis Security, Inc. in Harrisburg. 
R. HlLLE CRAIG '92 is personnel consultant for 
Accounting Pros, a professional division of 
Accustaff, Inc., in Tampa. 

Kristin A. Davis '92 teaches 6th grade in the 
Northern Lebanon School District in Fredericksburg, 
Pa. 

Travis L. Emig '92 is a chemist U/coordinator of 
pharmaceutical work group for Lancaster Labora- 
tories in Lancaster, Pa. 

LARRY W. Fry '92 teaches 7th-grade language 
arts and is wrestling coach in the Bellefonte Area 
School District in Bellefonte, Pa. 
Amy Glavery Gaul '92 and her husband, John E. 
Gaul, welcomed a daughter. Tori, in the late summer 
of 1996. 

MARCUS B. HORNE '92 and his wife, Laurie, wel- 
comed a son, John, on October 5, 1996. Marcus is 
stockroom coordinator and chemical hygiene offi- 
cer for LVC's chemistry department. 
BRAD W. KlNTZER '92 is sales manager for Radio 
Shack/Tandy Corp. in Wyomissing, Pa. 

Douglas E. Prowant '92 is middle school band 
director at Athens Area School District in Athens, 
Pa. Douglas married Janice L. Knaub on July 7, 
1994. She teaches grades K-8 music, band and cho- 
rus in the Athens School District. 
JOHN A. REIST '92 is a computer programmer ana- 
lyst at Hershey Foods Corp. in Hershey, Pa. 
Keith K. Schleicher '92 is a senior statistician 
for Capital One, Inc. in Richmond, Va. 
Angela M. Selsam '92 married Davtd A. Kim 
'91 on October 5, 1996. Angela was awarded a 
master's degree in special education from Blooms- 



burg University in December 1995. She is an early- 
intervention teacher for Chester County Intermedi- 
ate Unit. She is also a part-time model for the 
Barbazon Modeling Agency. David is an account 
executive at Butler International, Inc. in King of 
Prussia, Pa. 

MICHAEL L. Spangler '92 married Christine 
Rudy on November 30, 1996. Michael is an 
accountant with Pennsylvania Blue Shield in Camp 
Hill, Pa. 

Tye M. Barnhart '93 is managing partner at 
Community Bank Services Network in Marlton, N.J. 
Lisa S. Burke '93 is an actuarial analyst for Fos- 
ter Higgins in Washington, D.C. 
STEVEN CARPENTER '93 is a sales manager for 
Tandy Corp. in Elizabethtown, Pa. He and his wife, 
Jennifer Mellett Carpenter '95, welcomed 
a daughter, Lora Jeanette, on August 18,1 996. 
Vickie L. Davis '93 is an actuarial associate at 
Foremost Insurance in Caledonia, Mich. 
Frank J. DEUTSCH '93 is associate research sci- 
entist at Hershey Foods Corp. in Hershey, Pa. He 
and his wife, Nancy, have a son, Brandon. 
LANCE DIETER '93 is working at Merck and Co. in 
West Point, Pa., in vaccine bioprocess engineering, 
research and development. He is enrolled in Lehigh 
University's master's degree program in chemical 
engineering. 

DR. JOHN J. DlGELIO, Jr. '93 recently received 
his J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law 
in Malibu, Calif., after studying law in California 
and London, England, for three years. Currently, he 
is serving as managing partner of JurisLink Con- 
sultants, a small computer consulting firm in Los 
Angeles. 

CHRISTY M. ENGLE '93 is a 5th-grade teacher in 
the Wake County Schools in Wilson, N.C. 
SANDRA L. FAUSER '93 is a 3rd-grade teacher/head 
field hockey coach for Eastern Lebanon School 
District in Myerstown, Pa. 
JAMIE Snyder Fox '93 and her husband, Brian, 
have a son, Spencer. 

REBECCA L. Gahres '93 married Dean R. 
Witherite on June 1, 1996, at LVC's Miller Chapel 
with Rev. Dr. Darrell Woomer, LVC's chaplain, 
performing the ceremony. Rebecca is a commercial 
loan officer at Farmers Trust Bank in Lebanon, Pa. 

Justine Hamilton '93 is a community site coor- 
dinator for the Mayor's Commission on Literacy in 
Philadelphia. She finished her first semester in a 
graduate program for a master's degree of educa- 
tion at La Salle University, working toward a prin- 
cipalship program. She is also a Girl Scout leader 
with a South Philadelphia Cadette troop and is a 
member of a volleyball team at the Central YMCA. 
Kimberly Eames Hasenauer '93 is head 
teacher in the Camp Hill (Pa.) Elementary School. 
She is working toward a master's degree in ele- 
mentary education administration at Shippensburg 
University. 

Darin T. Heelman '93 is a math teacher and 
coach for the Deny Township School District in 
Hershey, Pa. He and his wife, Jennifer, have a 
daughter, Bryanna. 

Frank L. HeiLMAN, Jr. '93 is a member of the 
teaching faculty at the Academy of Medical Arts 
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MICHELLE R. HOUTZ '93 received an M.S. degree 
in special education/ exceptionalities from Blooms- 
burg University. She is employed by Lancaster- 
Lebanon Intermediate Unit No. 1 3 as an emotional 
support teacher in Eastern Lebanon County Middle 
School in Myerstown, Pa. 
Sandra Heckman Huber '93 teaches 4th gTade 
at Cornwall (Pa.) Elementary School. 
Keviberly E. Klein '93 is a free-lance artist in 
Lancaster. Pa. 

Christopher S. Long '93 currently teaches 6th 
grade in the Cold Spring Elementary School in 
Doylestown, Pa. 

Helen M. Major '93 is an assistant teacher for 
Ken Crest Services in Paoli, Pa. 
JEFFREY D. MARTIN '93 is bakery manager for the 
Bird-in-Hand Deli Bakery in Lancaster. Pa. He 
married Mary Kathry n Treier in November 1 996. 
BETH I. MOYER '93 is an instrumental music 
teacher for grades 4-12 in five Christian schools in 
the Allentown-Bethlehem (Pa.) area. She also 
serves as music director at St. John's Host Church 
in Bemville. 

LORI M. MOYER '93 is an instrumental music 
instructor at Penn View Christian School in Soud- 
erton, Pa. 

Zoanna L. Payne '93 is a relief advocate/purchas- 
ing agent for Northland Family Help Center, 
Women's Shelter for Domestic Abuse/Homelessness, 
in Flagstaff, Ariz. 

Christine L. Reese '93 graduated from Thomas 
Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia with a 
degree in dental hygiene. 

Dwight E. Smith '93 is a senior accountant with 
Hamilton and Musser. P.C., in Mechanicsburg, Pa. 
TODD B. Stoltz '93 is a Spanish teacher for the 
Harrisburg School District. 
Heather Rimmer Thomas '93 is Reflections 
program director (Alzheimers/Dementia Unit) for 
VENCORE in Marietta, Ohio. 

Ryan H. Tweedie '93 is information systems 
manager at HRSoft. Inc. in Morristown, N.J. 
DAvrD A. Aulenbach '94 is 8th-grade band direc- 
tor and assistant marching band director at the Ran- 
dolph Township (N.J.) Schools. He is pursuing a 
master's degree in percussion performance at 
Montclair State University. His wife, Christine 
Morello AULENBACH '95, teaches instrumental 
music for grades 4-8 at the Morris Plains School 
District. 

Jonathan J. Black '94 is manager of technical 
services for Turtle Beach Systems in Fremont, 
Calif. He is married to JANICE D. BAYER '96 

Jennifer M. Bullock '94 is assistant to the 
director of alumni and development at Wilkes Col- 
lege in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 

Elizabeth O. Chow '94 is controller at Ram Tek 
Business Systems, Inc., in Chaisworth, Calif. 
CATHY E. CONNORS '94 married John Kostick on 
April 20, 1996, in Pottsville, Pa. 
Catherine E. Crissman '94 married David M. 
SULLIVAN '92 on December 28, 1996. She is alumni 
relations coordinator for the Pennsylvania State Uni- 
versity, Delaware County campus, in Media. She is 



studying for a master's degree at the University of 
Pennsylvania. David is manager of business taxes 
with the State of Delaware in Wilmington. 

Carol L. Edris '94 is human resources manager 
for ASK Foods, Inc., in Palmyra, Pa. 
JOHN A. HARPER '94 is assistant manager for the 
Recreation Department at the Hyatt Regency 
Grand Cypress in Orlando, Ha. 
Elizabeth Earp Kreider '94 is a lst-grade 
teacher for the Eastern Lebanon County School 
District in Myerstown, Pa. 

Sarah K. O'Sullivan '94 is in her third year of 
the Temple University School of Dentistry's four- 
year D.M.D. program. She is featured in the Spring 
1997 issue of The Diamond, Temple's dental 
alumni magazine. 

Jennifer S. Reeder '94 is a middle school 
English and reading teacher in the Bedford Area 
(Pa.) School District. 

Mark T. ScmEFER '94 is accountant/office man- 
ager for Florida Film and Tape in Orlando. He and 
his wife, Patty, have a daughter, Emily Kathryn, 
born on March 13, 1992. 

Donna M. SMOYER '94 married Christopher 
Bridges on July 27, 1996, and moved to Jack- 
sonville. Fla. 

PETER A. Stavenick '94 is associate managing 
editor for Microwaves & RF Magazine, an elec- 
tronics trade publication. 

Bethany A. Yohe '94 married Christopher D. 
Eaton on July 20. 1996. Bethany is a 3rd-grade 
teacher for the Hempfield School District in Lan- 
disville. Pa. 

Elizabeth V. Aitken '95 is marketing associate 
for the American Symphony Orchestra in New 
York City, which performs at Lincoln Center. 
Melissa M. Anderson '95 is the promotions 
coordinator of the athletic department at St. Joseph 
University in Philadelphia. She is enrolled in the 
M.B.A. program there and hopes to receive her 
degree in May 1 997. 

Peter F. Bauer '95 is high school and middle 
school music director for the Pompton Lakes (N.J.) 
Board of Education. 

RONALD S. Bell '95 married Kelly Marie Groff, 
November 9, 1996. He is employed by the Com- 
monwealth of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg. 
DONNA M. CENTOFANTI '95 received a master's 
degree in communications from Shippensburg Uni- 
versity in December 1996. She is hall director for 
the Mary Green residence hall at LVC. 
Crystal B. Crownover '95 is a case worker for 
Families United Network, Inc. and Infant and Youth 
Care. Inc. in Elizabethtown, Pa. 
Stephanie K. Deppen '95 is an associate analyst 
for Warner-Lambert Co. in Lititz, Pa. 
Michael J. ESHLEMAN, Jr. '95 is a project man- 
ager/estimator for Edifice Contractors, Inc., a Main 
Line commercial construction organization in Bryn 
Mawr, Pa. 

Mark W. HENRY '95 is a counselor for Kidspeace 
(National Hospital for Kids in Crisis) in Orefield, Pa. 
Cynthia L. Lerch '95 is a medical social worker 
for Integrated Health Services/Symphony Home 
Care in Harrisburg. 



Shannon Lee Weller Morgan '95 taught pre- 

kindergarten last year and is currently a substitute 
teacher in New Jersey. She recently married Brian 
Morgan, who is a medical technologist at Bayshore 
Community Health Services in Holmdel. 
DANIEL R. NEYER '95 is a forensic scientist for the 
Pennsylvania State Police. 

Jeffrey S. Reazor '95 is a loan officer/account 
liason for Avco Financial Services. Ft. Myers, Fla. 
Michael D. Rhoades '95 is assistant basketball 
coach at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va. 
He travelled to Chile on a college basketball tour 
last June. 

MARK T. SCHAPPELL '95 is a law clerk in the law 
offices of Joe Rhoades in Wilmington, Del. Mark 
attends Widener University School of Law. He 
married Shannon Wizar in June 1996. 
LORI WEISE SHEPLER '95 is a case manager for 
Lebanon County Housing and Redevelopment 
Authority in Lebanon, Pa. 

Keith A. Stambaugh '95 is a juvenile probation 
officer for Adams County in Gettysburg, Pa. 
ROBERT J. Trombetta '95 is senior auditor of 
Generation Company Facilities and Affiliates in the 
auditing department of Pennsylvania Power and 
Light Co. in Holtwood, Pa. Robert and his wife, 
Karen, have two children: Krista and Karla. 
Daniel K. TUCCI '95 is senior sales representative 
for Rockville Mitsubishi/Honda in Rockville, Md. 
Gretchen A. ACORNLEY '96 is concession man- 
ager with Susquehanna Valley Amusement in Mid- 
dleburg, Pa. 

KELLY S. BECHTEL '96 teaches French and Span- 
ish with the Bermudian Springs School District in 
York Springs, Pa. 

Jack C. Beidler '96 is a full-time social studies 
teacher for the Fleetwood (Pa.) School District. He 
is also assistant football coach at Annville-Cleona 
High School. 

BETH A. Berkheimer '96 is a teaching assistant 
at Villanova University, where she is also enrolled 
in the graduate biology program. 
Karen Faiola Brezitski '96 and her husband, 
Mark A. Brezitski, assistant director of admissions 
at LVC, welcomed a daughter, Makenna Nicole, on 
December 20, 1996. 

J. Nicole Brooks '96 and Michael a. Hart- 
man '94 were married on October 19, 1996. 
SUSAN L. BUNTY '96 is a medical receptionist for 
a doctor in Linwood, N.J. 

James V. CAMPBELL '96 is a scoreboard operator 
for the Sports Network, a sports wire and informa- 
tion service, in Southampton, Pa. 
Angela B. CAPPELLA '96 is an elementary gen- 
eral/vocal music teacher for the Exeter School Dis- 
trict in Reading, Pa. 

ZOE Fridy CHARLES '96 is an internal auditor for 
York International in York, Pa. She is enrolled in 
LVC's M.B.A. program. 

JOY CHESLOCK '96 is a graduate student in crimi- 
nal justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice 
in New York City. 

E. Judy Frederiksen Coble '96 is a registered 
nurse at Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital. 



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SPENCER J. DECH '96 is a graduate student in 
exercise physiology at Ohio State University in 
Columbus. 

LYNNE E. DETTORE '96 teaches freshman compo- 
sition as a graduate assistant/teaching assistant at 
West Chester University, where she is studying 
20th-century British and American literature. 
JOSEPH D. Ditmer '96 is cost accounting man- 
ager for Kunzler & Co., Inc. in Lancaster, Pa. 
Joseph received an M.B.A. from LVC in May 
1996. 

Elizabeth Clerico Eshbach '96 is coordinator 
of physician/employer support, Health Network of 
Lancaster, in Lancaster, Pa. 
ALICE L. Fetrow '96 is a floral designer with 
Petals Factory Outlet in York, Pa. 
Brian P. FOX '96 is a consultant for Andersen 
Consulting in Philadelphia. 
DAVID R. Goodles '96 is store manager for Turkey 
Hill in Ephrata, Pa. He and his wife, Deborah, have 
three children: Heather, Jacob and Jonah. 

Laura Clark Graybill '96 and her husband, 
Jeffrey, welcomed a son, Cameron Scott, on 
September 24, 1996. 

MARY E. Haldeman '96 is a research technician 
with the Department of Neuroscience and Anatomy 
at the Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa. 

EMILY B. HALL '96 is the ministerial intern/youth 
director at Central Christian Church in Delaware, 
Ohio, and is a graduate student at Methodist Theo- 
logical School in Ohio. 

TARA A. HENNING '96 is a substitute teacher in 
several school districts in Burlington County, 
Cinnaminson, N.J. 

Andrea McCue Hostettler '96 is director of 
cardiovascular nursing at Lancaster (Pa.) General 
Hospital. 

MELISSA A. HOWARD '96 is an analyst for A. Fos- 
ter Higgins and Co., Inc., in Washington, D.C. 
Barbara L. Jankowski '96 is assistant front 
desk manager at the Hampton Inn in Lionville, Pa. 

KRISTA A. Johann '96 is a certified public 
accountant for Trout, Ebersole and Groff, LLP in 
Lancaster, Pa. 

TERRENCE E. JONES '96 is an aircraft mechanic 
for the Department of Military Affairs, Aviation 
Support Facility, Indiantown Gap in Annville. 

ANDREW M. Kepple '96 is a sound technician for 
Project G.O.D. Ministries in Prospect, Pa. He is 
touring with Shawn Smith, a contemporary Christian 
artist. 

JOHN D. KLINE '96 is a houseparent for Lebanon 
County (Pa.) Children and Youth Services. 
J. NELSON KLING '96 is an administrator with the 
Mennonite Home, Inc. in Lancaster, Pa. 
SHAWN M. Krumbine '96 is employed as an insur- 
ance administrator for the Caron Foundation in 
Wernersville, Pa. 

NELSON LeMarquand '96 is a rehabilitation 
specialist for Young's Medical Equipment in Lan- 
caster, Pa. 

CISSY S. LEUNG '96 is a senior accountant at the 
Pennsylvania American Water Co. in Hershey, Pa. 
REBECCA S. LOEB '96 is a teacher for KinderCare 
Learning Center in Lebanon, Pa. 



BETTY' A. LOHT '96 is manager of corporate sales 
at Kunzler and Co. in Lancaster. Pa. 
T. MATTHEW LONG '96 is a secondary education 
major at York College in York, Pa. 
JENNIFER Y. LOWE '96 is a commercial credit ana- 
lyst for Fulton Bank in Lancaster, Pa. 
EMEDIO V. MARCHOZZI '96 is a temporary 
chemist for Johnson-Matthey in West Deptford, N.J. 
Raymond A. Matty '96 is an accountant for 
AMP, Inc. in Harrisburg, Pa. 
KRISTINE L. McCOMMONS '96 does therapeutic 
staff support for Harrisburg Area Counseling Ser- 
vices. She is enrolled in the marital and family coun- 
seling graduate program at Kutztown University. 
DUANE M. McHale '96 is a manufacturing man- 
ager for Protection Services, Inc. in Harrisburg. 
RONALD T. MILLER '96 is salesman, private 
instructor in music and instrument repairperson at 
Marty's Music Store in Lebanon, Pa. 

Matthew P. Minnich '96 is a loan officer for 
Resource One Mortgage in Langhome. Pa. 
Melemda J. MOHR '96 is a radiology technician 
for Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital. 
Lawrence W. Moore '96 is a teaching assistant at 
the Pennsylvania State University in University Park. 
Mask A. MOSENG '96 is a sales representative for 
Dave Phillips Music and Sound in Phillipsburg. 
N.J. He also owns and operates his own small busi- 
ness called The Sound Doctor, which provides 
audio equipment sales and services. 
Randy R. Moyer '96 is a first-year student at the 
Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pa. 
Elizabeth A. Palmer '96 married Robert Paul 
Howry nj on November 16, 1996. She is employed 
by Fabral-Genter Building Products, Inc. in Lan- 
caster, Pa. 

MELANIE M. PalOKAS '96 is a K-4 teacher for the 
Minersville (Pa.) School District. 

LENORE M. Petery '96 is an internal auditor II 
for Capital Blue Cross in Harrisburg. 

Walter R. Popejoy '96 is a substitute teacher for 
the Warwick School District in Lititz, Pa. 
JOHN C. Rudegeatr '96 is an accounting man- 
ager for Penn National Gaming, Inc., in Grantville, 
Pa. He is a tax law student at Widener University 
School of Law in Chester. 

Heather K. Ruffner '96 married Michael Daub 
on December 28, 1996. She is a substitute elemen- 



tary teacher for the Lebanon (Pa.) School District. 
She attends Shippensburg University, where she is 
working toward a master's degree in special educa- 
tion with a specialization in learning disabilities. 
CHARLES W. SCHATZMAN HI '96 is vice president 
and controller of Covenco, Inc. in Middletown, Pa. 
Anne V. SEALS '96 is a rehabilitation specialist for 
Keystone Service Systems in Lancaster, Pa. 
Patricia L. Shade '96 is a lst-grade teacher at 
Ebenezer Elementary School in the Cornwall- 
Lebanon (Pa.) School District. 
Craig S. SHARNETZKA '96 is a first-year student 
at the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pa. 
LORI A. Sheetz '96 is enrolled in a master's 
degree program in social work at Temple Univer- 
sity in Philadelphia. 

SHERI L. Shick '96 is an administrative assistant 
for PHEAA in Harrisburg. 
Tonya M. Showers '96 is an accountant for Edu- 
cators Mutual Life Insurance Co. in Lancaster, Pa. 
Michelle N. Slaybaugh '96 is in Germany, 
attending Humboldt Universitat Berlin. He is 
enrolled in a master's equivalent program with a 
double major in philosophy and English. 
Mark A. SMITH '96 is an operations technician 
for Sherwin-Williams Co., Northeast Region, in 
Fredericksburg, Pa. 

SUSAN A. Spahr '96 is director of western opera- 
tions for Rocky Mountain Wilderness Adventure in 
Jackson, Wyo. 

BRIAN T. STOVER '96 is an M/S implementation 
specialist for Delta Health Systems in Altoona, Pa. 
TAMMY L. TASCHLER '96 is a Spanish teacher at 
Liberty High School in Bethlehem, Pa. 
JOANNA L. TOFT '96 is a first-year student at the 
Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle. Pa. 
Brian M. Warner '96 is a network computing 
specialist for IBM in New York City. 

BONNDZ C. WEERICK '96 married John Carl in 
February 1996. She now resides in New Hampshire 
and teaches 2nd grade in Newburyport, Mass. 
JEREMIAH L. WRIGHT '96 is an activities coun- 
selor for Philhaven Hospital in Mt. Gretna, Pa. 
Edleen Flanagan Wood '96 works for LGH- 
Susquehanna Division in Columbia. Pa. She and 
her husband, Thomas S. Wood, Jr., welcomed a 
son, Ian Thomas Wood, on August 20, 1996. 
Amy J. ZEHNER '96 is on the therapeutic support 
staff of Philhaven Hospital in Mt. Gretna, Pa. 



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