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t''Feast of the Fools" 
Scherer & Ouporov 
Egg tempera on 
wood panel, 1995 
Courtesy Mitni Ferzt 
Gallery, New York 



"Painted Bottles" 

Barbara Kassel 

Oil on gessoed tmttles, 1996-97 

Courtesy Maxwell Davidson 

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''AiviiEiRicAN Gothic"' 

An exhibit at the Suzanne H. Amoki 
Through December 1, 1997 



Cathedrals, angels, 
queens, dragons 
and njins — the taste 
for the gothic has resurfaced with 
a vengeance as we approach the 
millennium. Indeed, the medieval 
imagination is alive and well in 
contemporary art. The exhibit. 
"American Gothic," on display in 
the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery 
through December 7, examines 
precisely this phenomenon. 

The exhibit explores the appro- 
priation of medieval, Byzantine 
and gothic history, art, styles and 
lore by contemporary artists of 
international renown. The show 
features work in various media 
and genres, examining how 
artists invoke the medieval as a 
makeshift past in which simplicity 
and spirituality reign. 

Among the featured artists 
are Patricia Bellan-Gillen 
(Carnegie Mellon University), Glen 
Hansen (New Yort<), Denis Sar- 
gent (University of Wisconsin- 
Milwaukee), Scherer & Ouporov 
(Brooklyn), and Bryan Willette 
(Narberth, Pa). 

In conjunction with "American 
Gothic," on November 6 Patricia 
Bellan-Gillen, professor of art at 
Carnegie Mellon University, gave a 
lecture titled "Stealing from the 
Sienese." The lecture was part of 
the Gallery's Women Artists Lec- 
ture Series. 

Gallery hours are 1-4:30 
p.m.Thursday through Sunday. On 
request, the Gallery will provide 
special tours to civic, school and 
church groups. Please call (717) 
867-6397. 




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Peace Garden Dedicated 




On October 18 (Homecoming Weekend), 
alumni, faculty, stafl", students and 
friends of Lebanon Valley gathered to 
dedicate both the colleges lovely new 
Peace Garden and the bronze statue of the late 
Frank Aftosmes ("Hot Dog Frank"). The Annville 
businessman was a father figure to generations of 
students, a loyal Dutchmen fan and a lifelong friend 
of the college. Located behind Centre Hall, the one- 
third acre Peace Garden features a stone patio and 
spring house, a seating area with an arbor and a 
waterfall and series of small ponds. The garden is 
beautifully landscaped and includes crab apple 
trees, boxwood hedges, an assortment of holly 
bushes and clusters of hydrangea and lilies, along 
with many colorful annuals and perennials. 

The garden s focal point is the life-size statue of 
"Hot Dog Frank,"created by Dr. Ronald E. Sykes, 
a Lancaster artist. 

The spring house and arbor were college- 
supervised projects that showcase the craftsman- 
ship of Doug Harman and Chip Schwalm, 
Facilities Services employees. 



Eight Decades of Devotion 
to Hot Dogs and Students 

After emigrating from Greece in 1920, 
Frank Aftosmos found work at a candy fac- 
tory in Bradford, Pa., then moved to Lebanon, 
where he shined shoes and sold hot dogs for his 
cousin's husband. 

Eight years later, he opened his own business, 
Frank's Hot Dog Shop, on the Annville Square, a 
block south of the Lebanon Valley College cam- 
pus. As proprietor from 1 928 to 1 974, he became 
known for his house specialty; a hot dog topped 
with mustard, onions and a special Greek sauce 
made with ground beef spices, onions, celery, 
garlic and hot peppers. 

"Hot Dog Frank" also was well-known for 
generously loaning money to LVC students, who 
signed their names in the "Bible," the ledger he 
kept under the shop's marble countertop. 

Over the years, Lebanon Valley honored him 
in many ways — with the annual Hot Dog Frank 
Night held during basketball season, with a 
recognition by the Athletic Booster Club, with 
the establishment of the Hot Dog Frank Service 
Award and, in 1994, with an honorary induction 
into the Senior Alumni Association. 

Shortly after the death of "Hot Dog 
Frank" in 1994, commentator Paul Harvey 
paid a moving tribute to him in his nationally 
syndicated newspaper column and radio 
broadcast. 



I he focal point of the garden is the life-size sculpture 
of "Hot Dog Frank" Aftosmes with his familiar shop 
apron. His right hand displays a ring from the 
1994 men's basketball NCAA Championship — a 
victory achieved just moments after his death. 



Vol. 15, Number 1 



The Valley 

Lebanon Valley College Magazine Fall 1997 J 



Departments 



Features 



4 Newsmakers 

23 News Briefs 

26 Class News & Notes 



8 Strategies tor Classroom Success 



T\\c iifw Center for Excellence in LeiiDiing unci Teacliinf; innis tii help 
the A student </,s well us the under-prepared to improve leurning skills. 

r->\ Stephen Trapnell '90 



Editor: Jiid\ Pehrson 

Writers: 

Nancy Kettering Fi^e '80 

Mary Beth Hower. News Briefs. 

Newsinukers 
Laura Ritter 
B;irbara Miller 
Robert J. Smith 
Stephen Trapnell '90 
Glenn Woods '31. Cluss Notes 

Pliolog raphe r: 
Dennis Crews 

Send comments or address changes to: 
Oifice of College Relations 
Laughim Hall 
Lebanon V'alle) College 
101 North College Avenue 
Annville. PA I700.V().S()I 
Phone: (717)867-6030 
Fax:(717)867-6035 
Email: pehrson@lvc,edu 

The Viillty is published by Lebanon Valley 

College and distributed without charge to alumni 

and Inends. It is produced in cooperation with 

the Johns Hopkins University 

Alumni Magazine Consortium. 

Editor: Donna Shoeniiiker: 

Design: Jes Porro and Kathy Viiarelli 

On tlie Cover: The.se works In eeranm i.si oiul 
Art Department eluiir Patricia Fay rcjicvt Inr 
artistic esperience In the Carriliean. 
Pholoi^raph In Dennis Crews. 



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Feeding Body and Soul 



I'hanli Mai, who has become u Mother Teresu in her native Vielnuin. hus come 
to the Vulley to guin the credentiuls to further her mission oj social action. 

Bv Barbara Miller 



14 The Campus as Canvas 



The fine arts ure hlossomins; throuiihoiit the college. This speciul section 
cvuinines how art is hccoining tin even more iiuegrul part of the liherul arts. 

By Laura Ritter 



19 Deep in the Heart o\ Art 



The director of the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery. Dr Leo Muzow. 
is a Te.xaii n/io clearly articulates the energy of visual media. 

By Laura Ritter 



20 Caribbean Culture Infuses Her Artistn,' m Clay 

Eulhright Eellow Patricia Fax captiiies the heautx of St. Lucia. 

By Lal^ra Ritter 
22 Cuewe-Pehelle: Spirit oi the Valley 

A sculpture hy .Audrey Eltick rctlcits the campus and its environs. 



In \u'tnam. Thanh Mai. 
a Buddhist mm. opened a 
vegetarian restaurant and 
trained street people to run it. 
Now in Iter second year of 
studying at Lebanon Valley, 
she folhyws a path leading to 
improving life for her country's 
poorest and most neglected. 




New s m a k e r s 



New vice president 

Deborah Ann Weekley Read has been 
appointed vice president for advancement, 
succeeding Richard F. Charles. CRFE, 

who retired in June. She is responsible for 
the college's advancement efforts, which 
include college relations, alumni and 
development prograins. 

Read formerly sened as director of uni- 
versity de\'elopment for the University of 
Maryland, where she gained 18 years' expe- 
rience in development, alumni and public 
relations. She led a staff of 20 major gift 
officers, managed the university's major 
gifts program and assisted in the implemen- 
tation of a $350 million campaign. 

She has also served as a consultant with 
the .American Association of University 
Consultants, and has had several assign- 
ments in state and national go\'emment, 
including stints with the U.S. Department 
of Justice and the Maryland General 
Assembly. She holds a bachelor's degree in 
government and politics and has completed 
coursework for a master's degree in educa- 
tion, policy, planning and administration 
from the University of Maiyland. 

Dean to retire 

Dr. William McGill, senior vice president 
and dean of the faculty, will retire on June 
30, 1998, after 1 1 years with the college. 

""Bill's deanship is characterized b\ wis- 
dom, prudence and great chanty." stated 
President G. Da\id Pollick. ""We should all 
be so fortunate as to be led by such persons. 
I will miss him greatly." 

McGill was off campus this fall 
through November 9. For most of that 
time, he was in residence at St. Deiniol's 
Research Library in Hawarden, Wales. 
The Episcopal Church awarded him a 
Bishop John Allin Fellowship, which cov- 
ered the costs of the residency. 

The fellowship program is named for a 
former presiding bishop of the Episcopal 
Church. A national program administered 
by the Diocese of Missouri, it is available to 
seminary faculty, clergy on sabbaticals and 



other scholars, and supports residency at 
numerous institutions worldwide. McGill 
applied for a readership at St. Deiniol's 
because of his interest in doing a compara- 
tive smdy of 17th-century poet George 
Herbert and 20th-century poet R.S. 
Thomas. Thomas is in his 80s and lives 
about an hour from St. Deiniol's. 

Over the last two years. McGill has had 
eight stories published or accepted for 
publication and plans to devote more time 
to writing. He also plans to be more active 
in theater and to tra\el more frequently to 
Michigan, where he has a summer home. 

New faculty 

Dr. Eric W. Bain-Selbo has been named 
assistant professor of religion and philoso- 
phy. Prior to joining the college, he served 
as an academic advisor at the University of 
Chicago and as an instructor in religious 
studies at Xavier University. He has also 
taught huiTianities at Wright College and 
religion at Hales Franciscan High School, 
both in Chicago. Bain-Selbo holds a bache- 
lor's degree in religious studies from the 
University of Tennessee, a master's in reli- 
gion from Miami University and a doctor- 
ate in rehgious ethics from The Divinity 
School, University of Chicago. 

Dr. Joseph Patrick Brewer has been 
named assistant professor of mathematical 
sciences. He served as a graduate teaching 
fellow at the University of Oregon since 
1991, and holds a bachelor's degree in 
mathematics from Northern Arizona 
University and a master's degree and doc- 
torate in mathematics from Oregon. 

Dr. Silvia Martin-Hernandez has been 
appointed to a one-year term as an instruc- 
tor in Spanish. She was a graduate lecturer 
at Penn State University, and holds a bach- 
elor's degree in literature and linguistics 
and two master's degrees — in Spanish liter- 
ature and editing and pubHshing — froin the 
Universidad de Deusto in Spain. In addi- 
tion, she recently completed a doctorate in 
Spanish literature at Penn State. 

Dr. Kerrie D. Laguna has joined the col- 
lege as assistant professor of psychology. 
She formerly taught 4th grade in Bel Air, 



Md. Laguna holds two bachelor's degrees — 
in behavioral science and elementary educa- 
tion — from Penn State Uni\'ersity, and a 
master's degree and doctorate in psychology 
from the University of Nebraska. 

Dr. Philip J. Oles has been named to a 
one-year appointment as assistant professor 
of chemistry. Oles serxed as a manager at 
Lancaster Laboratories, as a group leader at 
Polaroid Corporation and as a scientist at 
Upjohn Corporation. He holds a bachelor's 
degree in analytical chemistry from the 
Uni\ersity of Massachusetts and a doctorate 
in chemistry from the University of 
Connecticut. 

Jeffrey S. Snyder has joined the college 
as instructor of music/assistant director of 
music recording technology. Snyder has 
served as a consultant to numerous profes- 
sional recording studios and radio stations 
and has taught at Norfolk State University, 
Old Dominion University, the Christian 
Broadcasting Network and the University 
of Richmond. He holds an associate's 
degree in music from Pensacola Junior 
College and a bachelor's degree in music 
from the University of West Florida. 

Dr. Shelly Moorman-Stahlman has 
been named assistant professor of music. 
She formerly served as organist and director 
of choral and instrumental enseinbles at St. 
Andrew Presbyterian Church in Iowa City, 
and was a teaching assistant at the University 
of Iowa. She holds a bachelor of music from 
Central Methodist College in Missouri, a 
master of music from the University of 
Missouri at Kansas City and a doctorate of 
musical arts in organ pertbrmance and peda- 
gogy from the Uni\ersity of Iowa. 

Song Wenwei has joined the college for 
a one-year appointment as visiting profes- 
sor in history. Song is associate professor of 
English at Nanjing University's School of 
Foreign Studies. He earned a B.A. in 
English language and literature at Nanjing, 
a diploma in American studies at the 
Shanghai Foreign Languages Institute and 
a master's degree in applied linguistics at 
Essex University in Britain. He is the author 



The "Valley 



of /4/) Outline ofAiiwricctii Hision: and co- 
author ot a luinibcr ol' dictionaries. He has 
also translated several books from EngHsh 
into Chinese, including Fur the Time Beiiif> 
by Nadine Gordimer and Tlie Client by 
John Grisham. 

Promotions/tenure 

The following faculty members ha\e 
received promotions: 

To professor: Dr. Scott H. Eggert. 
music; Dr. Gary (Jrieve-Carlson. English; 
Dr. Barney T. Rattield, business adminis- 
tration; and Dr. Mark A. Townsend. math- 
ematical sciences. 

To associate professor: Marie G. Bon- 
giovanni, English: Dr. Dale E. Summers. 
education; Dr. Barbara Vlaisavljevic. 
accounting; and Dr. Carl T. W'igal. chemisUy. 

To assistant prolessi>r: Thomas M. 
Strohman. music (effecti\'c in Januar> 1W8). 

in addition, tenure was granted to Marie 
Bongiovanni. Dr. Dale Summers and 
Barry R. Hill, director of music recording 
technology and assistant professor of music. 

Emeritus status granted 

The Board of Trustees has awarded emeri- 
tus status to three retirees. Recei\ing the 
honor are Richard F. Charles, CFRE. \ ice 
president for adxanccmcni; Dr .Joerg W'.P. 
Mayer, professor of mathematical sciences; 
and Warren K. Thompson, associate pro- 
fessor of religion and philosophy. 

According to Dr. William McGill. senior 
vice president and dean of the faculty, the 
granting of emeritus status is based upon 
quality and length of ser\ ice to the college. 

Promoting sports 

Thomas Michael Hanrahan has jiiined 
the College Relatiiins Olfice as sports infor- 
mation director, responsible for prmiding 
inlormation on, and promoting, athletic 
teams. He will also assist with athletic 
alumni cultivation and fund-raising. 

Hanrahan formerly was director of pub- 
lic and media relations for the Hanisburg 
Heat Professional Soccer Club, where he 





Deborah Ann Weeklex Rem! 



Dr Eric W. Bain-Selho 




Dr Joseph Patriek Brewer 




Dr Philip J. Oles 





Jeffrey S. Snyder 



Dr. Shelly Mooriiuin-Stahlinan 





Song Wenwei 



Thomas Michael Hanrahan 



Fall 1997 5 




Eric M. Flickinger 




Jocehn Norton 




Dr Barbara J. Denison '79 



also served as assistant director of camps 
and tournaments. In addition, lie lias been a 
graduate intern to the general manager of the 
Hershey Bears Professional Hockey Club, 
and was graduate assistant to the associate 
athletic director of East Stroudsburg Uni- 
versity's Athletic Depaitment. 

He holds a bachelor's degree in political 
science and a master's degree in sports 
management from East Stroudsburg. and is 
working on a doctoral degree in sports his- 
tory at Penn State University. He is a mem- 
ber of the North American Society for 
Sports History. 

Other new staff 

Crista Bemat has been appointed intern/ 
assistant of the Suzanne H. Arnold Art 
Gallei7. A cum laiule graduate of Ship- 
pensburg University. Bemat has completed 
additional coursework in art history at 
Millersville University. Last spring, she 
studied art history, muscology and conser- 
vation at the Instituto de Lorenzo Medici in 
Florence. Italy. 

Eric M. Flickinger has joined 
Computer SeiA-ices as network support spe- 
cialist. He was formerly employed by 
Goodway Transport in York, Pa., and holds 
a bachelor's degree in geography from 
Towson University. 

Elizabeth Schlundt "96 has been 
appointed as an admission counselor Prior 
to joining the college, she served for 10 
months with AmeriCorps, where she partic- 
ipated in a community service program. 
Schlundt majored in elementary education 
at Lebanon Valley. 

Board member 

President G. David Pollick has been 
named to the board of directors of the 
Pennsylvania Independent College and 
University Research Center (PICURC). as 
well as to the Center for Agile Pennsylvania 
Education (CAPE) Nominating Committee. 
In addition, he is now chair of the Middle 
Atlantic Conference (MAC) Common- 
wealth League and vice chair of the MAC 
Executive Committee. 



China hands return 

Judy Pehrson, executive director of col- 
lege relations, and Dr. Michael Day, pro- 
fessor of physics, returned from a year at 
Nanjing University in China. The couple 
anived back in the States in late July after 
traveling to Beijing, Xian, Kunming, DaU 
and Lijuang m China and to Tokyo, Sendai, 
Matsushima, Nara and Hiroshima in Japan. 
During the year, they also visited 10 other 
Chinese cities and rural areas, as well as 
Taiwan and Hong Kong. 

Pehrson — who had a Fulbright to teach 
English, journalism and American culmre at 
Nanjing — received the School of Foreign 
Studies' "Excellent English Teacher Award," 
honoring her as an outstanding foreign 
teacher She also gave several guest 
Fulbright lectures at Shandong University in 
Jinan, Fudan University in Shanghai and the 
Johns Hopkins Center at Nanjing. In addi- 
tion, she interviewed Israel Epstein, one of 
the last surviving foreign joumalists to have 
covered China from pre-Communist Revo- 
lution days to the present. 

Day taught introductory physics at 
Nanjing, as well as a graduate seminai' in 
philosophy of science. He also taught an 
"English and Issues" course for adults at the 
Nanjing YMC A. He received a citation from 
Nanjing's Physics Department for his good 
work, as well as a round of farewell lunches 
and paities from his enthusiastic students. 

Award winners 

J. Patrick Brewer, who recently joined the 
faculty as assistant professor of mathemati- 
cal sciences, received a prestigious teaching 
award from the University of Oregon. 

Two of the university's 1,200 graduate 
teaching fellows are chosen for the honor 
each year. According to a representative 
from Oregon, Brewer was a unanimous 
choice of the selection committee, which 
consisted of several faculty, at least one 
dean and several students, largely from the 
humanities and social studies. The commit- 
tee commented on the quality of Brewer's 
classes and the way in which he related to 
his students. 



6 The Valley 



Jocelyn Norton, ii senior actuarial sci- 
ence major, has been awarded one of four 
1997 Wooddy Scholarships. This $2,000 
scholarship is awarded to students across 
the nation who rank in the top quartile of 
their class, have successfull_\ completed 
one actuarial examination and ha\e demon- 
strated leadership potential through 
involvement in extracuiricular activities. 

Diane W'enger "92. adjunct assistant pro- 
fessor of histors' and .American studies. 
recei\ed the Uni\ersit> of Delaw are Alumni 
Award for the best graduate student essay in 
histoPi. Wenger has completed coursework 
toward a Ph.D. in history of American ci\i- 
lization at Delaware, and is preparing to take 
her qualifying e.xams in the next year. 

Dr. Jacyln Fowler-Frey. director of aca- 
demic ser\ ices. recei\ ed one of three 
research awards for research on "Linguistic 
Minority Adult.s"' from the Commission on 
.Adult Basic Education. 

Cheryl Batdorf. MB. .A. academic 
advisor, passed the Intemational Society of 
Certified Empknee Benefits Specialists" 
Continuing Education examination and has 
earned the status of Fellow in this society. 

Campus publishers 

Dr. Carl T. \Mgal. associate professor of 
chemistn.'. published a paper in the Jounuil 
of Organic Cheiiiisliy titled. "Reactions of 
Alkv'llithium and Grignard Reagents with 
Ebnzoquinone: E\idence for an Electron- 
Transfer Mechanism." The work was co- 
authored b\- cheniistr> and biochemistn. 
majors Jason McKinley '96. .Aaron 
Aponick "98. Jeffrey Raber "97 and 
Christine Fritz '98. Their eftbns w ere sup- 
ported by a grant from the Exxon Education 
Foundation. 

An article by Dr. Susan Verhoek. pro- 
fessor of biology, in the "Basics" section of 
Fine Gardening magazine (issue #50) on 



polypoids as garden plants has been 
selected for inclusion in the new Web site 
for Taunton Press/F/'/jf Gardening. 

Dr. George Curfman. professor emeri- 
tus of music education, and Dr. Scott 
Eggert. professor of music, were part of 
a fi\e-person committee that produced a 
brochure titled. "So You Want to Be a Music 
Major." The publication is filled with rec- 
ommendations concerning course content 
and learning experiences that provide guid- 
ance for teachers and students of music the- 
ory at the high .school le\el. The brochure 
was produced and distributed by the 
Pennsylvania Music Educators .Association 
under the sponsorship of the Curriculum/ 
Instruction Network, and received high 
praise from Carolynn Lindeman. president 
of the .Music Educators National Conference. 

Dr. Barbara Denison "79. director of the 
Lancaster Center, has had materials from the 
course. "Homosexuality and Culture." 
accepted for inclusion in the .American Soci- 
ological Association's Teaching Resources 
Manual on "The Sociolog) of Sexuality and 
Sexual Orientation." 

Dr. 0\*en Moe. professor of chemistrx. 
and Dr. Carl T. Wigal. associate professor 
of chemistrv. had a manuscript accepted for 
publication in the Journal of Chemical 
Education. The article is tided "Using Cyclic 
VoltammetPv and .Molecular Modeling to 
Detemiine Substituent Effects in the One- 
Electron Reduction of Benzoquinones." Co- 
authors are biochemistrx majors Janell E. 
Heffner "96 and Jeffrey C. Raber "97. 
Their work w as supported b_\ an undergrad- 
uate research grant from Mercky.AA.AS. an 
equipment grant from the du Pont Compan\ . 
and X\\o ILI equipment grants from the 
National Science Foundation. 

Dr. \Villiam McGill. senior \ice presi- 
dent and dean ol the faculty, had tw o short 
stories and an essay accepted for publica- 
tion: "Winners" in the Short Stoiy Bi- 
Monthly: "Glory Days" in Timber Creek 
Revietv: and "Waiting for God: The Poetry 
of R.S. Thomas" in The Living Church. 



Presenters 

President G. David Pollick facilitated a 
session titled "Renewing the .Academic 
Presidency" at the annual meeting of the 
Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and 
Universities in September 

Presenters included Dr Richard Ingram, 
president of the .Association of Governing 
Boards of Universities and Colleges: Dr 
Michael Schwartz, president emeritus and 
Trustees" Professor. Kent State University: 
Dr. Eugene Grigsb\. director of the 
.Advanced PoIic_\ Institute and professor at 
UCL.A: Llo\d Huck. fonner president and 
chair of the hoard of .Merck and Company. 
Inc.. and chair of the board of trustees of 
Penn State Uni\ersitv" and the Honorable 
Ronald Cowell. Democratic chair of the 
Education Committee of the Pennsylvania 
House of Representatives. 

Dr. Jacyln Fowler-Frey. director of aca- 
demic services, gave a presentation tided 
"Culture's Effect on Learning"" at the National 
Conference on .Adult Basic Educadon in 
Detroit in Max. 

Dr. Sah atore Cullari presented a paper 
titled "Working with Senousl_\ Mentall_\ III 
Clients"" at the Pennsylvania Psychological 
Association"s (PPA) annual conference. He 
also has been appointed chairperson of the 
Membership Committee of PPA and serves 
on its Social Responsibilitv Committee. 

Meetings 

Dr. Brjan Hearsey. chair and professor of 
mathematical sciences, attended the awards 
ceremonv for the 1997 U.S. Mathematical 
0I\ mpic team in Washington. D.C.. in June. 
Hearse\' represented the Societx' of .Actuaries 
(SOA) as its liaison representative to tlie 
Mathematical Association of .America. .Also 
representing the SO.A was Julie Kauffman 
Claeys '81. ;m SO.A member and consulting 
actu;ir\ w ith Tow ers Pemn in Philadelphia. 



Fall 1997 



STRATEGIES 



for Classroom 



Every student can // 
benefit from 
discovering how 
lie or slie learns best. 
The college's new 
center is geared to 
encouraging effective 
learning — and teaching. 

By Stephen Trapnell '90 




Dr. Jaclyn Fowier-Frey {center} 
demonstrates the ins and outs of 
the Internet to (l-r) Andrew Kanicki 
Jesse Reich and Eric Schroder 




I think when students go into the class 
on their first day. they're hke deer 
caught in the headUgiits." says Dr. 
Jaclyn Fowler-Frey. "Many are think- 
ing. "Omigod. what am 1 doing here'.'" 
Fowler-Frey's job, as director of aca- 
demic services, is to help students under- 
stand what they are doing in the classroom 
and how they can best participate in the 
learning process. As head of the college's 
new Center for Excellence in Learning and 
Teaching (CELT), she is working with both 
students and faculty to improve the learning 
experience. 

"Fm not going to try to teach a calculus 
class." she explains with a chuckle, "and 
Fm sure the math department is relieved 
about that. But I will help students figure 
out a way to learn the calculus material if 
they're having difficulties." 

There is really "nothing mystical" about 
learning, she notes. "There are some direct 
strategies and some things that you can do 
to help you learn better, and this is the type 
of assistance that CELT offers." 

One-on-one and small group tutoring 
iire axailable through the Center, as well as 
indi\ idual leammg consultations, indepen- 
dent study and metacognitive or "learning 
* to learn" workshops. CELT also incorpo- 
rates a writing center A technology drop- 
in center and a math skills center will be 
added for the spring term. 

Although celt's programs are for 
all students regardless of academic suc- 
cess, there is a danger in the v\ay stu- 
dents and faculty may perceive the 
Center, acknowledges Dr. 'William J. 
McGill. senior vice president and dean of 
the faculty. 

"The Center may simply be seen 
as a kind of repair shop for weak 
students, and that's not what its 
intent is," he states. "Basically, 
every type of student we 
have can take advantage of 
it. It's an obvious benefit 
for someone who is under- 
prepared in terms of learning 
skills. However, there are also 
^ ways to make an A student more 



effective and, therefore spend less time get- 
ting the A. It is a place where all students 
can learn to be more effective learners, and 
it's also a means of helping students and 
faculty to understand that there are differing 
ways people have of learning." 

Helping students master their classes is 
nothing new for LVC, McGill notes, 
although peer tutors traditionally have been 
used to provide academic support to stu- 
dents. "Under the direction of Dr Leon 
Markowicz, a rehable and experienced 
cadre of tutors has been created." he states. 

However, while tutoring is valuable, it 
isn't the whole answer, says Fowler-Frey. 
"Tutoring works for some people, but it 
doesn't work for everyone. 'VVTien you get a 
tutor who is good in a subject, it's someone 
who probably learns in the same way the 
professor teaches and, therefore, will teach 
in the same exact way. It's like a double 
whammy. The tutor is teaching the same 
way the professor does, and the student 
who goes for help gets lost." 

CELT'S goal, she adds, is to take the tra- 
ditional academic support structure and 
raise it to another le\el w ith alternative pro- 
gramming. "It draws together existing pro- 
grams like tutoring — which focuses on sub- 
ject matter — and also looks at the processes 
of teaching and learning." 

Located on the lower le\el of the Bishop 
Library, the Center offers an envrronment 
where students can take part in Internet 
training, use discipline-specific software to 
help them in their classes, meet with tutors, 
use one of the 1 2 computers or meet for an 
individual learning consultation. In the 
writing unit, students can use computers to 
revise v\'ritten work as they consult with a 
writing tutor. 

As a kick-off to the current academic 
year. CELT hosted more than 50 incoming 
freshmen in two summer programs. The 
first, the Freshman Scholar Athlete Program, 
which is Rin in conjunction with the Athletic 
Department, invited incoming athletes to 
participate in a "learning to learn" program. 
A similar program was offered to a number 
of freshmen non-athletes. 



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success 



The core o\' the sLiiiinier programs, 
says Fowler-Frey. was a scries of work 
shops that helped students develop more 
effecti\e and et'ficieiit reailing and writing 
skills, test-tiiking Mid note-taking strategies, 
listening skills and learning strategies, 
Fowler-Frey also asked Lebanon Vaiie\ 
professors to teach mock classes and to 
explain to new students such things as 
why they presented mfoniiation in cer- 
tain ways, what was important aiul which 
eleinents of the lecture would likely pop 
up on an exam. 

"It ga%e these freshmen some sense of 
what it's like to be in a college classroom." 
says Dr Arthur Ford, who taught a session 
on Robert Frost's poeu^. 

Ford, dean of international programs, says 
he used various teaching techniques, includ- 
ing lecture, discussion and collaborative 
learning. Eveiy so often he wcuild stop the 
class to ask. "Of everything that I've talked 
about so f;ir, what do you tliink is the single 
most important point that I've made?" 

Nicholas Carr, an 18-year-old business 
administration major from Elverson, 
PennsyKania. says the three-day program 
helped him to tuiderstand how to meet a 
professor's expectations. "We were taught 
to examine and constantly try to evaluate 
what the professor is looking for. The anxi- 
ety of moN'ing into college was really less- 
ened by going through different types of 
lectures with different types of professors." 

Michelle Walmsley. a freshman biology 
major and a runner on LVC's cross-countr>' 
team, thought the program's hints on note 
taking w ould help her "Now I tr> and focus 
more on tliose key words and key phrases 
just to jog m_\ memorv'." she notes. 

The workshops also dealt with wnting. 
test taking and reading skills, says Fowler- 
Frey. She points out. for example, that there 
are strategies for effective reading that we 
take for granted when we read lor pleasure, 
but fail to use when we read academic 
materials. 

"The first thing you nomially do when 
you pick up a National Geographic is look 
at the pictures and read the headings. But 




"When people are 
really learning, the 
lights are going wild 
in your brain, and 
the action is mostly 
situated in the 
affect area, where 
you feel. Learning 
is a real feeling- 
oriented thing." 



the first thing we do when we pick up a 
textbook is start reading." she states. "The 
pictures and the headings are there for a 
reason. They help set the context. It's not 
cheating to read the captions, look at the 
titles, check out the pictures." 

Similar workshops will be offered peri- 
odically each semester for other students 
w ho want to attend. As an added incenti\e. 
some will include refresliments. 



"I figure the best way to learn 
is through the stomach." Fowler- 
Frey says with a smile. 
Once CELT is firmly established. 
Fowler-Frey will turn her attention to 

the teaching side of the learning-teaching 
continuum. She plans to focus on faculty 
development initiatives to increa.se the effec- 
tiveness of teaching campus-wide. Faculty 
development, she says. v\ill take on a new 
look throughout this academic year w ith dis- 
tance education, action research, practitioner 
inquiry, peer coaching, mentoring programs, 
workshops and other endeavors. 

"Critical retlection on one's practice is 
the cornerstone iif this new facult> develop- 
ment initiative." she states. She aims to 
make new information on teaching and 
learning easily available for a busy faculty. 

"Lebanon Valley professors have panic- 
ulariy heavy schedules. They teach at least 
four classes each semester, serve as advi- 
sors and committee members, plus do 
research and write." she notes. ".As faculty 
members they need to keep up with their 
own stuff. They don't have time to go out 
and look at the materials on learning and 
teaching, so the Center will help them do 
that. That's my field, so I'll scan mv field 
i'oT them and they can take what they like." 

Students encounter different types of 
instructors while in .school, McGill points 
out. Many public school teachers majored 
111 education and know about the processes 
of teaching, but they mav not be experts in 
even, field ihev teach. College professors 
iiiav be masters o\' their discipline, but lack 
a strong background in how to teach it. 

"There's got to be a blending of those two 
things for something to happen." he states. 

.Adds Fow ler-Frev. "Graduate schools do 
a really good job at teaching disciplines, but 
what they don't do effectively is prepare 
teachers, and so there ;ire a lot of people out 
iliere who know their subject matter ven.' 
well, hut could use some strategies — maybe 
ev en tricks — to make their teaching not onl\ 
more eft'ective. but more fun to do." 

The Center for Excellence in Learning 
and Teachiui: also deals w ith leaniine stv les. 



F.^LL 1997 



Chalk it up 
to Experience 



By Stephen TRArNELL '90 



Dr. Jaclyn Fowler-Frey tiaee-' 
her interest in the learning pio 
cess to the time a Soviet instaic- 
tor pelted her with erasers. 

While studying Russian at 
Franklin & Marshall College, during 
her junior year she had opted to spend 
a semester in the Sosiet Union. There, 
she found herself struggling with the 
language. 

"The professor relied on humilia- 
tion." she recalls. "He would banage 
me with era.sers, hit me in the head 
with erasers and mock me in front of 
the class." 

Another professor, however, took 
the opposite approach. He spoke with 
her in Russian and took walks with 
her outside of class. 

Those two extremes, she says. 
solidified her desire to explore the 
effects of different teaching styles on 
students. She is sharing her knowl- 
edge as head of Lebanon Valley's new 
Center for E.xcellence in Learning 
and Teaching (CELT). 

A native of the Delano. Pa., area. 
Fowler-Frey had experienced various 
teaching styles at F&M. In classes 
where she could participate. "I was 
really on. I was really fired up." she 
recalls. "However. I had lecture 
classes that I fell asleep in. In the 
beginning. I attributed it to rowing on 
the crew team." 

After a while, she realized that she 
wasn't just tired. She simply didn't 
respond well to the lecture form of 
teaching. She noticed other students, 
however, had no problem with it. 

Fowler-Frey earned a bachelor's 
degree in government and Russian 
from F&M. 




"When I graduated, of 
course there were no 
jobs in that area at 
all — partly because 
they pulled the 
Berlin Wall down right after I gradu- 
ated," she says. 

She continued her work with kin- 
guage. studying English and linguistics 
at Millersville University, where she 
earned a master's degree in education. 

Fowler-Frey went to work for 
Intermediate Unit 13, the coalition of 
school districts in Lancaster and 
Lebanon counties. There, she taught 
English as a Second Language and 
helped teachers improve their skills. 
She also earned a doctorate in adult 
education from Penn State University. 

In August 1 996. she came to LVC 
as an adjunct professor of English as 
a Second Language. When the col- 
lege decided to develop a program to 
improve suidents' learning skills and 
professors' teaching techniques. 
Fowler-Frey was hired to head up the 
project. Also serving as coordinator 
of special needs, she works with stu- 
dents who have documented learning 
disabilities to identify the appropriate 
and reasonable accommodations for 
these students. 

The 31-year-old lives near Mt. 
Gretna with her husband, engineer 
Eric Frey. and their 1 -year-old daugh- 
ter. Katlyn Frey. 

Fowler-Frey observes that if 
someone would pay her to sit in class 
as a student full time, she'd do it. Her 
LVC job allows her to come close. 

"When 1 see people get excited 
over learning, it kind of reminds me of 
what that feeling was Uke," Fowler- 
Frey says. She pauses for a moment, 
then chuckles. "Of course. I like the 
power of being a professor, too." 



"It is a means of helping students and 
faculty to understand that there are different 
ways people have of learning." says McGill. 

For example, problems can arise when a 
professor's method of teaching doesn't 
connect with a student's way of learning. 

"There are some people who are not very 
good auditoiy learners." he explains. "They 
really have to see things. In a lab science, for 
instance, some people respond well if princi- 
ples are taught by lecture, and they then test 
those concepts in an experiment. Others 
would rather do the experiment first, and dis- 
cover the principles involved." 

Fowler-Frey plans to begin the faculty 
development program with some tradi- 
tional workshops and a few nontraditional 
programs as weU. She hopes to get a group 
of faculty members together during the 
spring semester to discuss topics like grad- 
ing, writing, cooperative learning tech- 
niques and connecting with students. The 
goal would be to involve professors from 
different fields in the lunch sessions so that 
various viewpoints on the processes of 
teaching and learning could be explored. 

She would also like to create a "best 
practices" newsletter, a forum in which pro- 
fessors could share successful teaching 
strategies and methods with each other. 

"There are people on this campus doing 
tremendous things in classes, but nobody 
else knows about it." she says. 

A key lesson that Fowler-Frey hopes 
that both students and faculty will learn 
through CELT is that learning and feelings 
are dependent on each other 

"There is a myth in American education 
that suggests learning and emotion are 
completely separate entities." she says. 
"Research on how the human mind reacts 
to learning proves otherwise. When people 
ai'e really learning, the lights ai'e going wild 
in your brain, and the action is mostly situ- 
ated in the affect area, where yoti feel. 
Learning is a real feeling-oriented thing." 

She advises faculty to take a lighter 
approach occasionally in their teaching. 
They'll not only have more fun, she says, 
but they'll also have more effect on their 
students' learning. 

"Slip a joke in here or there," she sug- 
gests. "It makes teaching a heck of a lot 
more fun. Think about your favorite teach- 
ers; they were probably ones who added a 
bit of humor in the classroom." 

Stephen Trapnell is a a staff writer for the 
Lancaster New Era. 



10 The Valley 



Feeding 



moi s 



A 





Buddhist 

nun devoted to 

cooking for and 

training Vietnam's 

street people 

has come to 

hebanon Valley 

to study. That path 

^ill igi^able her to 

open more doors 

in her spiritual and 

ocial action mission. 



By Barbara Miller 
pHOTOORArH B^■ Dennis Crews 

HI " here are l(H).000 home- 

M less people li\ ing on the 

M streets of Ho Chi Minh 

M Cit\' (formerh Saigon). 

■ Thanh Mai, a Buddhist 

>^^ nun from Vietnam, hoptes 

a sociology degree from Lebanon \alle\ 

College will some day help her to tackle 

more effectively these and other problems 

in her nati\ e country. 

Mai. now in her second year at LVC, is 
stri\ing to earn academic credentials that 
she belie\es will eixe her more credibility 



Fall 1997 



11 



in Vietnam, where she has devoted her life 
to helping street people, runaway children 
and troubled families. 

""If I want to talk to the government. I 
must show them my degree. I cannot just 
show them my heart." Mai says. 

Even now. howes'er. she can show more 
than her heart. Some years ago in Saigon, 
she started a vegetarian restaurant that 
offers jobs, training and counseling to for- 
mer prostitutes and street people. 

Her work has been compared to that of 
an ""Asian Mother Teresa." said Judy 
Pehrson. Lebanon Valley's executive direc- 
tor of college relations, who met Mai by 
chance while on a student recmiting trip in 
Saigon in 1995. 

""The vegetarian food at her restaurant 
was the best I ever tasted." Pehrson said. 
Mai came over and began talking with 
Pehrson"s party and told her of her wish to 
study in the United States. At Pehrson's 
urging. Mai eventually applied to LVC. 

""I had been very impressed with Mai 
when I met her — with her commitment to 
helping others and her spirituality." Pehrson 
aftinned. '"But then we began getting won- 
derful letters of reference for her. and it 
became even clearer what an extraordinary 
person she is." 

One of the letters, from Dominic 
Montagu, field director of the American 
Friends Service Committee in Vietnam, 
stated. ""I have met no one more committed 
to working for social justice and for peace 
than Mai." He explained that she serves the 
class of people that the Vietnamese call hiil 
doi. the "dust of life." who are outside of 
nornial society. 

Nguyen Thi Thanh, academic director of 
the School for International Training in 
Vietnam, wrote that Mai's "'ability to relate 
with people is quite remarkable. She can 
work well with a wide range of people, from 
sU"eet boys, battered women, social acti\ists. 
youth leaders, foreign students and uni\er- 
sity professors to religious leaders." 

Hazel Jones, education advisor for Save 
the Children's branch in Ho Chi Minh City, 
stated, "With her education and commit- 
ment, she is already making a significant 
contribution to the spiritual and social 
development of Vienam." 

Mai's first year at Lebanon Valley was 
supported by a half-scholarship from the 
college and donations from the Men- 
nonite Central Committee in Vietnam, the 




Lancaster Religious Society of Friends and 
from a number of prisate donors. This year 
Mai received a full scholarship from 
Lebanon Valley. She also earned money last 
summer by working at a camp in Vemiont 
operated by the Society of Friends. 

/y Tow ,'^7. Mai became a Buddhist 
I \ I "'-'" ^^'hcn she was 20. after 
y V spending three years convincing 
her mother to allow her to do so. 

She served eight years in a rural nun- 
nery, and then went to Ho Chi Minh City to 
study at the Vietnam Institute of Advanced 
Buddhist Studies, where she received a 
bachelor's degree. Later she earned a cer- 
tificate in English from the University of 
Ho Chi Minh City. She also attended a 
summer course in women's studies con- 
ducted by a University of Minnesota con- 
tinuing educafion program at the Institute 
of Social Science in Ho Chi Minh City. 

""After 1 graduated from the Buddhist 
Institute. I started to do things to help peo- 
ple. 1 was especially interested in kids who 
were angry and had conflicts with their par- 
ents, and lived on the streets." she said. 

Vietnam has no law requiring children 
to attend school, so many do not. especially 
the children of the poor. 

Mai helped establish a safe house for 
children in 1993 that was funded by the 
British group. Sa\'e the Children. The facil- 
ity helped homeless youths to repay debts, 
buy food and find work. ""I sent some of 
them to work for my friends, but after a few 
weeks they came back." she said, explain- 
ing that her friends were "not .social work- 
ers" and couldn't deal with the youths' 
emotional and beha\ ioral problems. 

The nun tried to help the youths raise 
money by teaching them to make and sell 
fabric flowers, but there were only so many 
flowers that people could buy. "I lost all 
my money with the kids, and I felt frus- 
trated because I couldn't help them more." 
she said. 

With assistance from a fnend's grandfa- 
ther, she bortowed money to open her 
Boddhi Tree Vegetarian Restaurant, where 
her cooking skills were put to good use. She 
recruited young women, some of them 
prostitutes, to work for her. "I would go to 
safe houses and ask for them to work for 
me. I trained them to become cooks, and 
also taught them how to run a restaurant." 
she said. She also hired poor students from 
the countryside, so they could earn money 
to pay for their education. 




I 



"Mlj philosophy 
is 9 wai^t to tram 
people to have 
a skill to work 
and make a living, 
rather than waiting 
forsomebodij to give 
them things." 

— 'thamhJMai 



Mai eventually opened up a second 
restaurant to provide increased training and 
earning opportunities for the disadvantaged. 

""We try to keep people as long as possi- 
ble, so they can earn money and improve 
their skills, and change their lives." she said. 
She was like a counselor to young women 
and runaway youths, she added. 

In some cases she was able to convince 
iTjnaways to return to their homes. '"One time 
it took me four hours to persuade three kids 
who had run away from the countryside to 
go back to their parents, and I bought them a 
ticket to send them back. I was afraid they 
would get in trouble if they stayed here. Life 
is \en, hard on the streets." she said. 

"It makes me happy when I see some- 
thing resolved. That's why I'm here work- 
ing now," she said. "I miss Vietnam and 
people I was helping, but I know if I spend 
a few years here and go back. I think peo- 
ple w ill trust me more, and I will know how 
to convince more people to help," she said. 

She may decide to pursue a post-gradu- 
ate degree to add to her credentials to take 
back to Vietnam. She believes that will help 
open doors to her and her projects. 




12 The Valley 






Tluinh Mai 's nork witl\ poor children has 
made her well-known thraiiglwut Vietnam. 



When she came to study in Ann\ ille in 
August 1996, she closed one of her restau- 
rants, and her sister is running the other. 
"Now she is getting involved in social 
work," Mai said with a smile. "1 want to 
keep my old project going to pro\e that 
something such as this can get results." 

E\'entually, Mai would like to see differ- 
ent types of small businesses, based on the 
success of her restaurant, set up in other 
parts of the country to offer on-the-job 
training and counseling. 

"My philosophy is I v\ant to train people 
to have a skill to work and make a living, 
rather than waiting for somebody to gi\e 
them things," she said. 

Mai believes that gangster films and 
other violent movies from neighboring 
countries have had a bad influence on youth 
in Vietnam. "They dream about this 
lifestyle, but in reality, they don't have any 
opportunity to get a job and make that 
amount of money. Often they are just hang- 
ing around, smoking, drinking and getting 
involved with dmgs," she said. With the 
drinking age of 14, alcohol abuse is a grow- 
ing problem, she adds. 



V 

v^djusting to life in Annville has not 
-^ — / been easy for Mai. She admits she 
/ L is sometimes lonely and has had 
trouble getting used to the language, 
weather and food. 

"When I can't communicate with peo- 
ple 1 feel like I'm lost, and a litde bit lonely, 
because in Vietnam I was very active. I had 
my motor scooter, and 1 would go around 
and hang out w ith the street people and my 
other friends. Here. 1 don't have a license 
and don't drive. 1 feel like I'm not active 
any more. But maybe it is good for me to 
calm down," she said. 

While she knew some English before 
she arrived, she was used to people slowing 
their speech down and pronouncing care- 
fully so she could catch their words. 

On one of her first mornings in an LVC 
dorm, she said, "I woke up and a student 
was talking to me, and it sounded like the 
birds singing. Her speech was so fast I 
couldn't understand it. It has taken time for 
me to pick up the language." 

Winter was also a problem for Mai. The 
temperature in 'Viemam averages 85 to 90 
degrees, and she was not prepared for 
Pennsylvania's colder climate. 

"When I came here last year. I shivered 
and wore a hat all the time." she said. "But 
I am adju.sting. The weather is okay now," 
Mai said. 

At home, she was used to waking up 
with something hot to eat, such as rice. "In 
the dining hall, it seemed everything was 
cold — the salad bar, ice cream, etc. — and 
there was no Asian-style rice. I cannot eat 
French fries twice a day. Sometimes I eat 
pizza, but I haven't tried cereal yet." 

The quiet streets of Annville were also 
difficult to get used to. 

"1 miss the vendors. I come here, and it 
is very quiet. Oh. 1 miss that noise." she 
confessed, imitating the lilting song of the 
bread lady she would hear every morning. 
"In Vietnam, I didn't know it was wonder- 
ful. But I know now it was wonderful," 
Mai said. 

Living in the States is also more expen- 
sive than at home. "Here, when I go to 
Turkey Hill, I always spend at least $2. In 
Vietnam, for $1 you ha\e a very good 
meal," she said. 

During Mai's first >e;u- at LVC. Pehrson 
was in China, teaching on a Fulbright pro- 
fessorship. So the two didn't meet again 
until September, after Pehrson returned 
from China. 



W/ / \ 



The connection between Vietnam and 
LVC, says Pehrson, goes back to 1975. 
when thousands of Vietnamese refugees 
were housed at Fort Indiantown Gap. and 
the college gave scholarships and other 
assistance to 12 of them to attend LVC. The 
trip during which Pehrson crossed paths 
with Mai was arranged with the help of 
Luong Nguyen "79. a Vietnamese business- 
man working in Philadelphia who was one 
of these Vietnamese who had attended 
LVC. Almost all of them ha\e gone on to 
successful careers, according to Pehrson. 

"They — like Mai — worked very hard 
and were very determined to succeed." 
Pehrson stated. "They are a good example 
for our other students." 

Mai said students here "ha\e lots of 
opportunity. Sometimes young people do 
not realize how lucky they are. I wish they 
could ha\e a chance to go to a Third World 
country and see how lucky they are, and try 
to do something to help here. Young people 
here are compassionate and ha\'e good 
heart, but they often don't know how to 
help," she said. 

Despite the fact that Mai is older, she 
has fit in well with the other students, notes 
Angle Koons. student go\emment vice 
president and a senior sociology major. "In 
the beginning, students were curious about 
Mai. but shy about approaching her. Now a 
lot of people know her and she's told us a 
lot about Vietnam. She also cooks for us 
sometimes. She's easy to talk to and is a 
lot of fun." 

One thing Mai doesn't like to talk about 
is the Vietnam War. In a recent presentation 
when she was asked about how people 
there were affected b\' the war, she hesi- 
tated before she replied that millions of her 
countrymen died. "War is hell." she said, 
adding that many who made it through the 
war are handicapped from injuries sus- 
tained from fighting or from land mines, or 
are suffering the aftereftects of .Agent 
Orange, the defolient that the U.S. military 
used to cleai' jungle terrain. 

However, she added. man\ remnants 
of the war have disappeared, and now 
people "w ant to look for something good" 
in their li\es. 

Barbara Miller is a staff writer for the 
Harrisburc Patriot's Lebanon burean. 



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13 



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The Campus 
As Canvas 

No matter where you walk at Lebanon Valley College, 

you're bound to find engaging examples of how 

the college is infusing more art into the liberal arts. 



BY LAURA RFTTER 




f you want to see the power of art in action, take a stroll across the 
campus of Lebanon Valley College. Begin with a tour of the Suzanne 
H. Arnold Art Gallery, where in September you would have found 
original works by artists like Georgia O'Keeffe and Edward Hopper. 
_ Next, let yourself be drawn toward the Bishop Library, and along the 
way come under the spell of Cuewe-Pehelle, a welcoming bronze stame 
standing within a small grove of trees, inviting viewers to approach and 
enticing them to linger. 

Inside the new library, across the quadrangle in Lynch Memorial 
Building and in Blair Music Hall, provocative works of art are more vis- 
ible than ever before. And if you wander as far as the Peace Garden, 
carefully landscaped spaces and ponds surround another new statue, a 
tribute to the late Frank Aftosmes ("Hot Dog Frank"), waiting quietly 
within the garden's serene embrace. 

Yet, the emerging importance of art at Lebanon Valley extends 
beyond enhancing the campus with new canvases and sculpture. 
According to President G. David PoUick, a renewed sense of the impor- 
tance of aesthetics is shaping every new initiative on campus, whether 
it's commissioning a major piece of sculpture or designing a new base- 
ball stadium. 

This emphasis on the importance of aesthetics began under Pollick's 
predecessor. John A. Synodinos. "The idea is to put art everywhere, to 
confront people with a painting in every building they enter," Synodinos 





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"Whatever your walk of life 
is, your life can be rich or it can 
be very gray, and its richness is 
determined, to some extent, by 

your aesthetic sensibilities." 



— G. David Pollick 
President of Lebanon Volley College 





"A Storm in the Valley 

Alvan fisher 

Oil on board, 1830 



"Shrouds" 

Kate Koran, 1992 

said on a recent visit to campus. "The 
campus needs to be a place where, every- 
where, there's art that inspires a modest 
sense of awe." 

During his tenure. Synodinos began 
major reno\ations to the campus environ- 
ment, from lighting walkways and improv- 
ing landscaping to building the elegant new 
librar>' and opening the Art Galler\- — all of 
which express an emerging sense of aes- 
thetic coherence on campus. 

For Pollick, the task is to build on the 
foundation Synodinos began. "Whether 
inside of class or outside of class, our stu- 
dents" education goes on 24 hours a day." 
Pollick said. "Whatever your walk of life is. 
your life can be rich or it can be \'ery gray. 
and its richness is detennined. to some 
extent, by your aesthetic sensibilities." 

The campus should be a place where 
aesthetic sense can develop and thrive, 
where "in ever>' nook, in ever>' cranny, peo- 
ple feel the power of the aesthetic dimen- 
sion," he said. The college can promote this 
by offering "spaces for people to regain a 
sense of themselves. ..human spaces where 
people can have a sense of what it means to 
be fully human." he said. 

Within the context of aesthetics, the 
emergence of the Suzanne H. Arnold Art 
Gallery as one of the area's important gal- 
leries is another expression of the impor- 
tance of art on campus and of the relevance 
of art within a liberal arts education. 

"The fact that we're supporting the 
Gallery at the level we are is a very strong 
statement about the role of art in our lives." 
Pollick said. "People need a gallery in their 
lives. It has to do with our cultural, intel- 
lectual and emotional maturation as peo- 
ple," he said. 



The support for the Gallery began with 
its design, in the decision to create a state-of- 
the-art facility, with museum-quality light 
and air quality controls. Those conditions 
are prerequisites for presenting museum- 
qualit)' works of art — works that in the past, 
smdents as well as local residents had to 
travel to Washington, New York or Philadel- 
phia to see. 

Since the Gallery's opening in 1994. it 
has hosted exceptional shows. Among 
them were an exhibit and appearance by 
internationally renowned ceramic artist 
Toshiko Takaezu of Japan; an impressive 
photography exhibit that included the 
Philadelphia Museum of Art's entire col- 
lection of Stieglitz prints; "Women as 
Mythmakers." which brought Audrey 
Rack, creator of the Cuewe-Pehelle statue, 
to campus: and an exhibition of nationally 
recognized watercolorists. 

This fall, "Defming American Mod- 
ernisms" was highlighted by an unusual 
painting by Georgia O'Keeffe, as well as 
works by George Bellows, Charles Demuth 
and Reginald Marsh. The "American 
Gothic" exhibit opened October 23. and an 
exhibit of Haitian and Cuban art will open in 
Januar>' 1998. 

For Dr. Leo Mazow, director of the 
Gallery since August 1996, bringing 
outstanding works of art to campus is 
merely a starting point. "As a gallery 
director. I want to produce exhibitions 
that challenge as they entertain and edu- 
cate." he said. 

In an exhibition, works are chosen not 
simply because they are beautiful or 
unusual, he said. "A picture plane is a site 
where economic, aesthetic, political, phys- 
ical, environmental, historical and cultural 



16 The Valley 



forces meet," he said. "It's a matrix, a 
locus around which all of these forces 
come together." 

Paintings — as well as other forms of 
art — are social texts, very much like the 
Declaration of Independence, he said. "The 
Gallery opens up the pages of these texts 
and provides a framework for examining 
them." he said. Though the choice of works, 
the placement of them within a show, and 
the explanations that accompany the works, 
an exhibition presents viewers with "histor- 
ical drama withm the space of the art 
gallery." Mazow said. A gallery should be a 
place to reflect not only on the work of art 
itself, but also on the artist, the work's mes- 
sage and the larger social context ui uhich 
the work was created, he added. 

Beyond its value as a source of new 
insight on questions of culture, the Gallery 
also ser\'es as a classroom, a place where 
students leam to obserse art. analyze what 
they see and express their newly developing 
views. Mazow said. 

And even beyond that, an art gallery also 
provides personal space for each viewer, 
Mazow said. "I try to give people space, a 
place to understand, to reflect, a place for 
people to confront themselves and their 
own stories." he said. 

Recent exhibits have been viewed by 
many students as part of their course work 
in history, literature and other non-art 
courses. Mazow also attracts a \anety of 
school and civic groups as well as the com- 
munity at large, ensuring the gallery is 
accessible and useful to a wide audience. 

Commenting on Mazow's August show 
on Modernisms. Pollick said. "It's truly 
amazing what [was] done in a high-quality, 
small space." The carefully selected works 
could be read like a visual essay on the his- 
torical period, he said. "You could stand in 
the middle of a single room and read this 
essay, and see how the American mind was 
working in art.... It [was] wonderfully 
revealing of the intellectual and artistic 
development of American art." he said. 

Expanding and developing the college's 
art department is yet another expression of 
the ways in w hich art and artists are enrich- 
ing campus life. 

Studio art classes, where students 
leam to draw or paint or create with 
clay, offer the college a chance to 
"wake up the nascent creativity of 
the students." said Patricia Fay. who 
this year was named chair of the art depart- 
ment. Studio classes also give students 
tools with which to see the richness their 
world offers. 

The department will be increasing the 
number of studio art classes in the coming 
years as well as de\eloping new wa\s to 



include computer graphics in the curricu- 
lum. An authorirv' on Caribbean art. Fay 
also plans to extend the traditional focus of 
art classes to include art from all over the 
world and to push the traditional limits of 
art to include its less con\entional forms, 
such as conceptual, installation and pert'or- 
mance art. 

But perhaps more importantly. Fay is 
also working to integrate the study of art 
with other disciplines. "There's an endless 
perception of art as something someone 
else does, somewhere else." she said. "But it 
is vitally integrated into everything we do 
and evers'thing we are. I would like our pro- 
gram to reflect that." 

New course ideas under development 
would link art with religion, music. technt>l- 
ogy and history. Fay noted. "Art is alive and 
acti\e and important — it's not separate from 
other intellectual endeavors," she believes. 
"A conventional academic approach to the 
study of art is not appropriate any more." 

As more students come into contact w ith 
the art department — close to 200 students 
took art courses last semester — they are rec- 
ognizing the N'alue of art in their lives, often 
for the first time, the department chair said. 
More and more students are deciding to 
minor in art. Fay added, and as the depart- 
ment develops, she also hopes to expand her 
students' view of the working artist. 
"There's a perception that art is a dilettante 
acti\ ity. an elite acti\'ity." she said. "I would 
like to see that change." 

In addition to the specific skills and 
insights students leam through art classes, 
there's also "the bonus studying art gives 
you — you learn to see things, and the 
world becomes a richer place because of 
it," Fay said. 

Pollick noted that the college is not set 
ready to offer an art major, but he's 
impressed with the quality of the art fac- 
ulty and the unusual resources they pro- 
side to students. "The qualits' of the artiste 
here is extraordinary." he said, notuig 
the great \ariety 

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Artist-in-residence Dan Massad believes artists benefit 
ham a liberal arts education. 



"Stations" 
Graceonn Warn 
Mixed media, 1997 




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''Mynab Bird on a Palm Tree" 

LiK'u-ch'an, 1983 

Courtesy of the Chu-GrHfis Art Collection 



"I try to give people space, 

Q place to understand, to 

reflect, a place for people to 

confront themselves and their 

ow/n stories." 

— Dr. Leo Mozow 
Director of the Suzonne H. Arnold Art Gallery 



and talent in tlieir work, as well as the 
"■great diversity in their personalities." 

Adjunct faculty for the department are 
all artists. Marie Riegle-Kinch, who has 
been at Lebanon Valley since 1980. is a 
painter, as are Leslie Bowen and Amy Lud- 
wig Heinly. Visiting local artists with sub- 
stantial reputations, among them Susan 
Gottlieb and Carol Galligan. are also 
brought in to teach studio courses. 

'"They create excitement about the arts, 
and they also hold up a standard of quality 
that lets our students know art is not just 
what you feel but also what you can exe- 
cute."" Pollick said. 

An especially impor- 
tant resource for 
the department is 
nationally i"enov\ned 
artist-in-residence 
Dan Massad, who 
creates exquisite 
still lifes in pastel. 
Massad's quiet voice 
has nurtured the 
emergence of 
art and aes- 
thetics as an 
important force 
on campus — a 
process he'd like to 
see develop further so 
the campus becomes a place 
where art students can come 
to receive a liberal arts educa- 
tion. It's something that would 
enrich the college, for the artists and non- 
artists alike, he said. 

""Art too often is considered periph- 
eral, decorative and secondary," Massad 
said. Many art students realize their 
interest in art only after they've lost con- 
fidence in their abilities in academics. 
and when they come to LVC. where there 
is no art major, ""all of that reinforces 
what they already feel," he said. 

""We've created art schools in the 20th 
century, and it has become an accepted part 
of our culture that arti.sts know nothing 
about anything except art," Massad said. "I 
hope it happens that more people who 
become artists also get the basics of a liberal 
arts education," he said. "I have a belief that 
it's a good thing for our culture. 

""As a college we ought to give at least 
some of our students the opportunity to 
learn things that are far removed from what 
becomes their field," Massad continued. 
""When they do, invaluable things can hap- 
pen — and they're mostly unpredictable 
things," he said. 

Pollick — along with Massad. Fay and 
Mazow — said art and artists are under 
increasing pressure today, targets of 



relentless political attack. As a result, insist- 
ing upon the importance of art in a liberal 
arts education has taken on more urgency 
than in previous years. 

"'We live in a particular time in America 
when it is of great importance to help peo- 
ple understand and appreciate and make 
sense of the role of art in our lives." Pollick 
said. "The debate about the National 
Endowment for the Arts, about what art is 
and what art isn't, is a debate about the 
voice of the artist in our culture." 

Emphasizing the importance of art in 
college life, offering 
classes taught by artists 
and hosting shows 
such as those pre- 
sented in the Gallery 
are ways of introducing 
people to art and 
demonstrating to them 
the values art can capture and 
preserve. 
"Art is being challenged in 
America for a lot of political 
and wrongheaded social 
reasons." Polhck said. A 
show such as ""Defining 
American Modernisms" 
introduces people to the 
importance of art in a rational 
way. he added, refocusing the debate 
toward a discussion of artistic expression 
and aesthetics. ""And that's what should be 
taking place on our campus." The opportu- 
nities to view and practice art at LVC are 
exceptional — yet Pollick said he'd like 
Lebanon Valley students to consider these 
opportunities commonplace. 

""I would like our students to take our 
Gallery and its wonderful exhibits for 
granted, to grow so accustomed to them that 
when the day comes they lea\'e the college, 
they feel a huge void in their lives. I want art 
to be such a part of the e\'erydayness of 
their lives that the \oid will be painful when 
they leave." 

Why'? Because. Pollick answers. 
"When people experience the loss of art in 
their lives, they will seek out art. they will 
support the arts and be inclined to educate 
their own children in the arts. They will 
have a sense of its importance because 
they feel its loss. 

"Art has a way of capturing the edges of 
human existence." Pollick said. "The 
absence of art reduces life to a gray, mean- 
ingless existence, while its presence reveals 
the full range of what it is to be human, our 
worst selves as well as our best selves." 



Laura Ritter is a staff 
Lebanon Daily News. 



writer for the 



18 The Valley 



Deep in the Heart of Art 



By Laura Ritter 

Dr. Leo Mazow, director of the 
Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, 
looked across the crowded Zimmer- 
man Recital Hall adjacent to the 
Gallery and smiled. 

With about 1 75 people attending, the opening 
of "DefiningAmerican Modernisms"in August was 
by far the Gallery's most successful opening ever 

"This is among the most visually interesting 
shows we've had." Mazow said. "These are world- 
class artists whom, up until recently, one would not 
expect to find in Annvillc." 

Mazow curated the show, the first-ever travel- 
ing exhibit organized by the Gallery. It brought 
together within the Gallery's intimate space some 
33 outstanding works demonstrating five major 
expressions of American modernism. It's the kind 
of show that led John A. Synodinos, former presi- 
dent, to remark recently that the college now has 
"one of the finest small galleries in a small town 
anywhere in America."The Modernisms exhibit is 
traveling to the Columbus (Ga.) Museum of Art 
and the Suite Museum of Art at the University of 
Notre Dame. 

Named director of the Gallery last year. 
Mazow has already curated or co-curated six 
shows, featuring art in varied media and varied 
styles. "What links all of these exhibits together is 
a commitment to providing visually and culturally 
stimulating work to both college and community 
audiences, works of art they otherwise would have 
to travel 80 miles to see,"Mazow said. 

An art historian with a strong background in 
American studies, Mazow, 33, came to the Gallery 
from California, where he was the research associ- 
ate in American art at the Huntington Library near 
Los Angeles. 

After majoring in political science at the Uni- 
versity of Denver. Mazow had plans to be a lawyer 
or even a politician when his interest in art began 
to emerge. It was the mid-1980s, a time when art 
and controversial artists quite suddenly came under 
attack."What had been a few isolated shouts about 
artists and art funding became an increasingly 
large chorus,"Mazow said. 

"I was interested in politics, but I became more 
interested in the art that was being contested in the 
first place,"he said. It was an art history professor. 
Dr. Shaw Smith, now at Davidson College, who 
showed Mazow how learning to read a painting 
gives visual form to the abstract issues he had been 
reading about and studying. The class opened his 




Art Galle)-\ Director L 



eyes to the world of art — a world he's been explor- 
ing ever since, earning an M.A. degree in art his- 
tory at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 
1989 and a Ph.D. in art history at the University of 
North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1996. 

"Art is a politically charged thing," Mazow 
said, a place where social, historical, economic, 
political and many other forces come together in a 
single object, a single moment. "It's the role of an 
art historian to open avenues to investigate these 
forces, the social implications revealed through a 
work of art," he said. It can raise such questions 
like, "Why did minimalism blossom during the 
Vietnam War? How could such a highly charged 
political climate produce so much so-called 
depoliticized art'.'" 

This view of art also emerges as Mazow talks 
about the Gallery He sees the facility as a place 
where a work of art can reveal its story, a place 
where a viewer has an opportunity to experience 
and come to understand the complex stories a work 
of art has to tell. "The role of the Gallery is to 
allow these stories to unfold."he said. 

It is in that moment that the beauty of a work 
of art also emerges. Mazow said. "Beauty comes 
from objects, but it's also what happens in the space 
between the beholder and object, in the reaction of 
the viewer to the art. It may sound like magic but 
there is an unspoken and unarticulated sense of 
energy that comes between a piece of art and its 
audience,"he said. 

Mazow also sees the Gallery as a rich resource 
for students in many disciplines. "Artists lake 
abstract concepts and put them into concrete 



terms," he said, giving students a wealth of 
opportunity to learn to "write and speak clearly 
about the not-so-clear objects in their universe." 

Born in Houston, Texas, Mazow as a teenager 
enjoyed interests that had more to do with 
music than art. "I've played guitar since I was a 
kid,"he said. "I've played with some really terrible 
heavy metal bands — the stereotypical worst of 
garage rock."he said. "It was a great release — but 
it was really bad. 1 used to have a Fender Mustang 
I played really, really loud." Today, he plays a more 
mellow acoustic guitar, but he continues to write 
music and collaborate musically with friends. 

Even as a child. Mazow had an interest in land- 
scape, which for him ranks as the most important 
genre of painting. "My dad is an extremely busy 
physician, but hed take me out to what he called 
the open country." Mazow said, an area of former 
rice paddies and pastures out,side of Houston, a 
city where scattered skyscrapers disrupt the subur- 
ban skyline. Surrounded by green fields. "1 was 
immune from my teachers and didn't fight with my 
sister or brother We could talk."hesaid."lt was the 
open country — it's why 1 love landscape." 

In addition to curating. .Mazow teaches art his- 
tory at Lebanon Valley Last year, he taught a wide- 
ranging art history course, one he dubbed "From 
Plato to N.ATO."He has also taught art histon' at 
the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as 
well as at North Carolina State University. He is 
collaborating on a book-length work titled 
Mi'ilicwilisins. Art. and Art History — a topic on 
which he co-chaired a session at the 1997 meeting 
of the College Art Association, held in New York 
City Medievalism, he notes, is also the theme of the 
Gallery's current exhibit. "American Gothic." fea- 
turing modern American artists whose art incor- 
porates By/antine and medieval styles and lore. 

"It's important that Gallerv programs repre- 
sent the fact that we live in an ever-changing 
world."he said. "Art is a kind of information. The 
Gallery is doing its best to show the wide and won- 
derful ways it is packaged."he said. 

"We want the college community, the people of 
Annvillc and all of the surrounding communities 
to have a place they can rely on to see these won- 
derful visual stories." Mazow said. "The people in 
this area deserve that." 

For the moment, at least. Mazow and the 
Gallerv appear to be otTering the college and the 
communilv exactlv what the\ deserve. 



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Her Artistry ir. 



By Laura Ritter 

In March 1993. the Lebanon Valley was digging 
out of snow drifts after a huge blizzard blan- 
keted the East Coast. Patricia Fay. meanwhile, 
was under water discovering new worlds. 

A successful ceramic artist who had partici- 
pated in dozens of gallery and commercial exhibi- 
tions for more than eight years. Fay escaped the 
storm just hours before blinding snow closed high- 
ways and shut down airports. She was on her way 
to St. Lucia, an island in the eastern Caribbean, for 
a two-week family vacation celebrating her father s 
retirement. 

"St. Lucia is fantastically beautiful — the ocean 
is everywhere."said Fay. 39. who describes herself as 
a child of suburbia, a "reluctant gypsy"who until 
recently called Ma.ssachusetts home. She had tra\- 
eled in Europe and the .•\merican Southwest, hut 
had never before seen the Caribbean. For her. this 
trip became more than a chance to scuba di\c; it sig- 
naled a new direction in her work and in her life. 

Fay became fascinated not only with the beauty 
of the island, but also with its culture. "There's so 
much more going on than you see in a tourist 
brochure." she said, noting the islands history 
includes South American Indians, slaves imported 
from Africa and colonial Europeans. "You have the 
largest transplantation of people in history; you 
also have an incredible juxtaposition of cultures. It's 
a unique conjunction of forces, unlike anywhere 
else in the world, and what the Caribbean people 
have made from that is extraordinary."she said. 

Caught in the islands spell, she returned to St. 
Lucia several times, seeking some way to live there, 
to work and study .lust a year after her tirst visit, she 
was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship, and arrived m 
July 1 994 to spend 1 2 months in St. Lucia research- 
ing traditional pottery, teaching and learning. 

Her research started to be about pottery, she 
said during an interview in Fencil Hall. "but I found 
I couldn't pursue research on the pottery without 
understanding the history of the Caribbean."She's 
long had a deep interest in history (her undergrad- 
uate degree from the College of William and Mary 
was in history and fine arts), and in St. Lucia, she 
says she "went back to history via pottery." She 
stretched her six-month Fulbright award to a vear 
and continued to pursue her activities. The vear was 
intense. a"traiiscendent experience. I will go back to 
the Caribbean the rest of my life. 1 have an on-going 
interest in that area, both for research and develop- 
ment.",she,said. 

After she returned to Massachusetts for a 
month, she packed up her house and her studio, sold 



the furniture and the car. gave away her dog and 
returned to St. Lucia for another year. Midway 
through the second year, however, she knew she 
should begin applying for jobs, and her mother 
began faxing her listings of academic position 
openings in the Inited States. 

"I really wanted to teach."said Fay."and when 
saw in the College Art Association listings that 
Lebanon Valley was looking for a person with a 
strong liberal arts background to teach ceramics 
and cla.sses in other disciplines —a person with 
expertise in Asian. African or Latin American art 
traditions — the light bulb went on. 1 felt like the 
job description had been written for me." 

But It was January 3 1 and the application dead- 
line was February 1 . Fay immediately faxed oil a 
letter describing her background as a ceramic artist 
with extensive teaching experience and a master of 
fine arts from the L^niversity of Massachusetts at 
Amherst. She described her two years of experience 
studying traditional pottery and contemporary 
craft development in the Caribbean. It turned out 
that Fay was. indeed, the person Lebanon Valley 
was looking for. and she arrived in Annville in 
August 1996. This fall, she was named chair of the 
art department. 

In May 1997. the Suzanne H.Arnold Art Gallerv 
hosted an exhibition called "Under the inllu- 
ence."featuring worLs by Fay and Graceann Warn, a 
mixed-media artist from Ann Arbor. Mich., and an 
old friend of Fay "s from craft fair days. 

The pots Fay displayed were the first she 
had created upon returning from St. Lucia. The 
contrast with her earlier, more commercial 
work is striking. 

"Coming from the elaborate decoration of 
the craft market in the United States and con- 
fronting pottery in its simplest, most utilitarian 
form was a life-changing experience." she said. 
The pots she encountered in St. Lucia were 
entirely functional and unadorned. "They are 
what ihey are,"she said. "They are about feeding 
the children of the potter. Those pots are about 
life — not the collector's market." 

Fay notes that the women who make the pots 
"became my friends, and 1 really care about them 
and the work they do. They welcomed me into their 
homes and their lives." 

Two of the St. Lucia potters will be coming to 
Annville for a week in March 1 99S. and will accom- 
pany Fay to a national conference in Texas, where 
she will be gi\ ing a slide presentation on traditional 
Caribbean bonfire pottery. Her potter friends will 




give demonstrations, both here and in Texas, of St. 
Lucian handbuilding methods. They'll also talk to 
Lebanon Valley students. 

Her association with the St. Lucia potters, she 
said, underlined the fact that"ultimately. art work is 
about whoever is making it. It's a self- portrait." 

Her recent self-portraits express the new ideas 
and new information she began to acquire in St. 
Lucia — larger, more complex ideas than she 
revealed in her earlier work. 

"1 got rid of the shiny glazes, and I got rid of 
most of the decoration," she said. "I wanted the 
implication of a narrative and the implication of 
history I didn't want to make things that looked 
like relics, but 1 wanted to make objects that looked 
like they had acquired a long and interesting his- 
tory over time." 

Aside from the opportunity to create as a 
ceramic artist. Fay is pleased to be teaching 
again — and not just ceramics, although she loves to 
teach clay She's also doing courses like "Art and 
Identity in Africa and the Caribbean"and is prepar- 
ing for a class in Caribbean history. "It's an oppor- 
tunity to teach and learn and to be able to combine 
art and history — the first time I've been able to put 
it all togethen'shesaid. 

Moreover, as chair of the art department. Fay 
hopes to help shape the development of a small 
department struggling to grow. She intends to show 
students that learning about art is relevant to all of 
their other endeavors. She also plans to integrate 
art and the study of art into the course work of 
other disciplines, teaching and learning about how 
art functions in people's lives. 

Asked how she perceives her role as a teacher. Fay 
s;iid."Most people are creative, but they don't allow 
themselves to be creative. 1 want to get students to 
the point where thev allow themselves to be creative 
and to develop a more acute perceptual sense so they 
can see how rich the world is. Helping students 
become creative people in a richer world." Fay said 
with a smile. "What more could 1 do?" 



F.ALL 1Q>^7 



Cuewe-Pehelle: Spirit of the Valley 



On September 4. the college community 
gathered on the Academic Quad for the 
unveiling of Cuewe-Pehelle. a 7'2"cast 
bronze sculpture symbolizing the welcoming spirit 
of the Lebanon Valley 

The work, a gift of Drs. Edna and Clark 
Carmean. was created by Audrey Flack, a New 
York sculptor known for her larger-than-life god- 
dess figures. Flack was introduced to Lebanon 
Valley College in spring 1996 when her work was 
featured in an exhibit in the Suzanne H. Arnold 
Art Gallery. "Women as Myth Makers." 
The Carmeans were struck by her sculpture Amer- 
ican .Athena and decided to commission a similar 
piece for the college. 

While Flack loosely modeled the pose of 
Cuewe-Pehelle on American .Athena, she created a 
unique work that reflects the campus and the sur- 
rounding area. The name. Cuewe-Pehelle. is the 
original form of the word "Quittapahilla." a 
Native American word for "a stream that flows 
from the ground among the pines." The statues 
accouterments represent the agricultural bounty 
of the region. 

During the dedication ceremony, the area of 
land surrounding the statue was designated 
Carmean Plaza, in honor of the couple whose gen- 
erosity and service have strengthened the college 
through seven decades. 

Flack, who was on hand for the dedication, 
currently exhibits her Photorealist paintings and 
figurative bronze sculpture in numerous pubhc and 
private collections, including the Metropolitan 
.Museum of Art. the .Museum of Modern Art. the 
National Museum of American Art 
and the San Francisco Museum of 
Fine Art. 



(Above) Drs. Clark and Edna 
Carmean and President C. David 
Pollick watch Cuewe-Pehelle 
being put in place. (Inset) Artist 
Audrey Flack makes sure the 
sculpture is anchored correctly 
on the base. 



11 The Valley 




News Briefs 




Ri'liiniiiii; sliulcnts (from left) Melissa Rcddiui> of New Oxford, Fa.: Misty Piersol of Mf. Joy. 
Pa.: and Lori Mover of BowiiiaiLsville. Pa., swapped stories as sehool opened in Aiif^iist. 



Record enrollment 

The 1997-98 academic year opened vvjili some 
1,182 full-time students — another record 
enrollment for the college. The new 
school year officially began on August 2} 
with an opening convocation in Miller 
Chapel. 

Some .^03 freshmen have Joined the stu- 
dent body, according to William J. Brown 
Jr., dean of admission and financial aid. 
"We're very pleased with the number, qual- 
ity and diversity of this year's freshman 
class," he stated. "It's an outstanding one. 
with 82 percent receiving one of our 
achievement-based .scholarships." 

Some 37 percent of the freshmen were 
in the top 10 percent of their high school 
class and received Vickroy Scholarships, 
which pay half of the $1.3.490 tuition. 
Another 32 percent were in the next decile 



and receised Leadership Scholarships, 
which pay one-third of the cost of tuition. 
Another 13 percent were in the third decile 
and received Achievement Scholarships, 
which pay one-fourth tuition. 

The entering freshmen come from 13 
states (California, Connecticut. Delaware, 
Florida, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, 
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Nev\ 
Jersey, New York, North Carolina and 
Pennsylvania) and seven foreign coiuitries 
(Romania, Geniiany, Japan. Paraguay, 
Austria, Russia and Uganda). 

Making science exciting 

"One half of the children in the United 
States, by the time they reach the 3rd grade, 
don't like science," states Maria Jones, 
director of the Science Education 
Partnership. Those children may ultimatel\ 
of the beneficiaries of the collesie's new 



Master of Science Education program, 
which welcomed its first 16 students this 
fall. The program is geared to elementary 
and middle school teachers. 

"Teachers are vehicles to change or 
improve the science attitude of children." 
Jones explains. "We have to start in kinder- 
garten to keep them excited, and we can't do 
this if we don't ha\e teachers who are inno- 
vative and comfortable about teaching sci- 
ence." For this rea.son, Jones is working on 
some creative marketing su~ategies to capture 
the attention not only of teachers who have 
strong science backgrounds, but also those 
w ho are not so confident in science. 

TTie first two classes — "Science Educa- 
tion" and "Principles of Physical Science" — 
each have eight students this fall. The teach- 
ers taking the classes have varied levels of 
experience, from seasoned professionals to 
first-ye;ir instnictors and substitutes. Also 
enrolled are a few individuals not currently 
in the education field who work in computer 
science and chemistry. 

Classes are held one night each week for 
three hours, following the undergraduate 
schedule. In the future, more creative class 
configurations may be an opfion, such as 
Saturday classes and back-to-back courses 
during the summer The goal is to have one 
required course and one elective course 
taught each semester 

While Jones is plea,sed with this first 
class, she definitely sees room for growth. 
"Any members of the college community 
w ho have children in school or are active on 
school boards can help bv letting the schools 
know this program exists." she states. 

"This first class is a significant moment 
for the program." Jones emphasizes. 
"Positive word of mouth through teachers 
now enrolled will be a kev elemenl lo the 
program's future success." 

Winning hind-raisers 

The Advancement Office has been awarded 
one of CASE'S 1997 Circle of Excellence 
in Educational Fund Raising .Awards, 
which honor outstanding tund-raising pro- 
iZianis across the countrv. 



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23 



Lebanon Valley was recognized tor its 
overall fund-raising performance for a pri- 
vate liberal arts institution with less than 
10,000 alumni. Other winners in the cate- 
gory were Centre College in Kentucky and 
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The clieinistiy departinejit's Web site on 
molecular modeling has received kudos. 

Molecular modeling mavens 

Dr. Carl Wigal, associate professor of 
chemistry, and Dr. Richaid Cornelius, pro- 
fessor of chemistry, conducted moleculai' 
modeling workshops for chemistiy faculty 
from other graduate institutions. They came 
from as far away as Colorado. Minnesota 
and Illinois. The 10 participants signed up 
for a week of study in the theory and appli- 
cation of molecular modeling to the entire 
chemistry curriculum. 

The workshops were iLinded by a grant 
from the National Science Foundation 
(NSF), and made use of computer hardware 
and software purchased in 1995 with the 
help of another NSF grant. Workshops 



emphasized links between laboratory 
experimentation and modeling on the com- 
puter, as well as the use of modeling in var- 
ious lecture courses. 

These chemistry faculty members who 
participated will continue to communicate 
through the Molecular Modeling 
Consortium. The follow-up and dissemina- 
tion of participants" results will be con- 
ducted electronically by the use of the 
Molecular Modeling Home Page on the 
World Wide Web. 

Innovative Web site 

The chemistry department's Web site on 
molecular modeling was recognized as a 
"Top 5 percent Chemistry Site"" for June 
1997, by Rolf Claessen 's Chemistry Iiulex. 

The award is given monthly to the best 5 
percent of submissions received. The 
judges looked for sites that cover chem- 
istry-related topics as innovatively and 
attractively as possible, with special consid- 
eration given to information, layout and 
navigational ease. 

Net surfers can check out LVC"s 
Molecular Modeling Home Page at: 
http://www.molecules.org 

Graduation guarantee 

A new policy announced by the college 
guarantees that a full-time student can com- 
plete requirements for a baccalaureate 
degree in four years, or Lebanon Valley will 
provide free tuition for additional courses. 
Provisos include that the student: 

■ must caiTy and complete satisfactorily 
a normal academic load each semester, 

■ cannot declare or change majors after 
the fourth semester of enrollment, 

■ must have an advisor's approval for 
course registrations and changes, and 

■ must attain the requisite major and 
overall grade point average. 

"'We feel the policy will give Lebanon 
Valley a real competitive edge, especially 
aiiainst state institutions where students 



often have difficulty graduating in four 
years because of course availability,"" said 
William J. McGill. senior vice president 
and dean of the faculty. 

Study business on Saturday 

This fall, the Lancaster Center has been 
offering the entire business administration 
program in a Saturday-only format. By the 
fall semester in 2000, students will be able 
to complete the management concentration 
in the business major by taking up to nine 
credits of coursework, using shortened 
terms, on Saturdays. 

"Through this new undergraduate pro- 
gram, busy working adults will find it easy to 
complete their business administration major 
on Saturdays,"" explained Dr. Barbara 
Denison "79, director of the Lancaster Center. 
"We're giving students the flexibility to 
choose for themsehes how quickly they can 
earn their degrees."" Students with up to two 
years of transferable college credit will be 
able to eam a bachelor"s degree by selecting 
remaining requirements from among the col- 
lege"s other five evening and weekend terms 
offered in Lancaster each year. 

Alumni hostel 

Over 30 alumni and family members 
returned to campus June 11-13. 1997. to 
participate in Alumni Hostel. 

The three-day program featured faculty- 
led sessions focusing on a wide variety of 
subjects, including the Holocaust, Egyptian 
images of the soul and the life of Lebanon, 
Pa., millionaire Robert Coleman. Other 
events included a Gallery talk, "Under the 
Influence: Recent Work by Patricia Fay and 
Graceann Wani;"' an encore perf'onnance of 
Mr Emerson and Heniy. starring Pi'esident 
Emeritus John A. Synodinos and William 
McGill, senior vice president and dean of the 
faculty; a cooking demonstration by Don 
Boone, associate professor of hotel manage- 
ment, and his wife, Annette (former execu- 
tive chef for Stouffer Corporation): and a 
chamber music performance featuring the 
talents of music faculty Johannes Dietrich, 
Laurie Reese and Dennis Sweigart. 



24 The Valley 



Fall '97 Perspectives Series 



New name: 
Facilities Services 

The college's Maintenance DepartniL-nl has 
changed its name to Facilities Services to 
better retlect the job responsibilities of the 
department and staff. 

"1 am pleased that this suggested change 
was made by the staff in the physical plant 
departments." stated Bob Hamilton, vice 
president for administration. "Although 
there is no major change in the structure of 
the department or the responsibilities of the 
people who work there. I think it does 
reflect a concept of the function of the 
department that is positive." 

Facilities Services handles all mainte- 
nance duties including mechanical items, 
plumbnig. painting, electrical services, car- 
pentry work and HVAC needs. 
Additionally, the group maintains the cam- 
pus grounds and is responsible for the 
housekeeping of campus buildings. 

Campers on campus 

Throughout the summer months, more than 
1 .000 students from the elementary le\ el on 
up through high school participated in one 
of the college's many camps and special 
programs. 

Sports camps for football, field hocke\'. 
soccer and boys' basketball and baseball 
filled the practice fields with aspiring ath- 
letes, while a record 130 musicians from 
seven states fine-tuned their talents during 
the llth Annual Summer Music Camp. In 
addition. ne;uiy 200 of the best and the 
brightest high school students from as far 
away as Florida stretched their academic 
skills and previewed life on campus through 
the Daniel Fox Youth Scholars Institute. 



Field hockey team members were jiihiUmt 
in September as cmuli Kathy Tientex 
(center and in inset) chalked up a record 
150 career coacliiui; w ins. 




Human rights 

Cambodian holocaust survivor Dith 
Pran. whose struggles were chronicled 
in the award-winning movie. The Killing 
Fields, served as the keynote speaker for 
the Fall Perspectives Series. "Human 
Rights/Human Wrongs." 

The series, which runs through 
November, includes six films, among them 
the emotionally chilling Scliiiuller's List: a 
performing arts extravaganza titled "Hearts 
Starve as Well as Bodies: A Celebration of 
the Struggle for Human Rights" with read- 
ings, scenes from plays, songs and poems; 
and a variety of experts including Betsy 



White, director of the Trade Division. 
International Labor .Affairs Bureau. U.S. 
Department of Labor. 

Field ht)ckey milestones 

Kathy Tiemey. head coach of field hockey 
since 1 9S.\ achieved her 1 5()th career coach- 
ing win on September 23. The landmark 
\ ictoPt' occurred in a 9-0 rout of Common- 
wealth League foe Albright College. 

Tierney has guided LVC field hockey to 
three Middle Atlantic Conference titles and 
SIX appearances in the NCAA post-season 
tournament, including the Final Four last 
season. Her current squad is off to the best 
start in Flying Dutchwomen field hockey 
history, and in late September stood unde- 
feated at 8-0. Tiemey doubles as associate 
athletic director and has been the college's 
senior women's athletic administrator 
since 1983. 




F.UL 1997 



Class News & Notes 



LVC Friend 



Thomas R. Ehricht. a non-trustee member of the 
LVC Board of Trustees In\'estment Committee and 
a strong supporter of the cohege. died on July 5. 
1997. He was ponfoho manager; president of 
Royce. Ehnght and Associates in Lebanon. Pa. 
Ebright owned the Portland Pirates hockey club and 
was a director of the Strasburg Railroad. .Siir\ Ivors 
include his wife, Jo-iCE M. EBRICiHI '91. 



PRE- 1930s 



Deaths 

HiLD.\ Heller Longenecker '27, June 13. 

1997. She was a retired high-school English teacher 
\yho began her career in a one-room school in Sand 
Hill, Pa., for grades 1-8. In 1927, she moved to the 
Independent Boro School, where she taught for 16 
years. From 1943 to 1970, she taught at Lebanon 
High School. She was the widow of the Re\. 
Christlan R. Longenecker '17. 

Hilda Wolfersberger Bell '29, July 16, 

1997. She had been principal of the former Higbee 
School in Lebanon, Pa., and was co-founder of the 
Good Samaritan Hospital Street Fair. 

C.\RL E. HEnAL\N '29, June 22. 1997. He was 
senior program advisor, mathematics, for the 
Pennsylvania Department of Education for 22 
years, retiring in January 1980. Prior to that, he was 
professor of mathematics at Elizabethtown College 
for 1 5 years. 

Mary Bender Mengel '29, January 29. 1997. 
She was a former school principal and teacher. 



1930s 



Albert A. Ka.sllsky '33 and his wife, Haidee 
Blubaugh Kasllsky '34, still live at their home 
in Brooklyn. N.Y. Albert, known as "Murphy" to his 
LVC friends, is 87 years old and continues to enjoy 
life. Haidee is the chief care-giver, and with the help 
of friends, keeps "things running smoothly." 

Jline Eb\' Herr '34 associate professor emerita of 
elementary education, received an honorary 
Doctorate of Humane Letters at LVC's 128th 
Commencement on May 10. 1997. June, who 
taught at LVC for 27 years, was honored for her 
continued dedication to and support of elementary 
education students and alumni. 

Ch.\RLOTTE Stabley Warner '36 recently mar- 
ried Donald Eaton, who had been a friend of hers in 
high school. They met up again at a class reunion. 
63 years later. She is a former vocal instructor and 
choir director. 



Deaths 

Lloyd a. Daub '31, November 11, 1996. He 
retired as principal of secondary education. North 
Schuylkill School District. Ashland. Pa., after serv- 
ing for more than 40 years in that school disuict. 

Lee Eck '31. Janutiry 7. 1997. He was retired 
supervising principal for Eastern Lebanon County 
Joint School System in Myerstown. Pa. 

Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Mund '32, Febnaary 2 1 , 

1997. In 1986, he received an LVC alumni citation 
for outstanding personal achievement and ser\ ice to 
the college. He earned a bachelor of di\ inity degree 
from Yale University Divinity School. He served as 
treasurer of the continuing education committee of 
Asbury Village and as an assistant chaplain of the 
Health Care Center, both in Gaithersburg, Md. Re\. 
Mund was chaplain emeritus of Oriental Lodge 
Number 158. A.F. and A.M. in Baltimore. He 
served LVC as a trustee from 1959 to 1968. In 
recognition of his distinguished service, he received 
an honorary Doctorate of Divinity degree from 
LVC in 1959. After 40 years as the pastor of 
Dorguth Memorial United Methodist Church and 
five years as a part-time pastor at Delmont United 
Methodist Church, both in Maryland. Re\'. Mund 
retired fully m 1980. 

MiKLVM Holland Peifker '32. April 27. 1997. 

Helen Peterson Waldo '32. December 8. 
1996. She was a 5th-grade teacher with the 
Bradford Area (Pa.) Schools for 35 years and a 
church organist at the Hill Memorial EUB Church 
in Bradford for 50 years. 

Dk. Vmm\ J. Reinbold '35. June 8. 1997. She 
earned a master's degree and a doctorate in educa- 
tion from Temple University. She had been director 
of guidance for the Alexis 1. DuPont School District 
in Delaware. Before that, she taught English and 
German from 1939 to 1957 in tlie fonner Mt. Penn 
(Pa.) High School and Reading High School. 

Paul Whisler Her.SHE^ '36. March 12. 1997. 
Owner of Paul W. Heishey Constniction Co. in 
Gaheston. Texas. Paul presiously had been super- 
intendent of the Galveston County Schools. 

Paul C. BiLLETT '37. Mmch 25. 1997. Before retir- 
ing in 1977. Paul taught chemistry in Penns\'l\ania at 
Annville-Cleona High School. Leb;uion High School 
and 1 5 years at Marple Newtown. He played profes- 
sional baseball during the summers of 1938-40 and 
1949-50. He was indilcted into the LVC Athletic Hall 
of Fame in 1986. 

Re\. Paul A. Miller '37. Apnl 20. 1997. After 
graduating from Bonebrake Theological Seminary 
and receiving a master's degree from Lutheran 
Seminary in Philadelphia, he assisted his father at 
Salem Evangelical United Brethren Church in 
Lebanon. Pa. During World War 11, he was an Amiy 
Air Corps chaplain with the 354th Fighter Group. 



which flew Mustangs in England. France and 
Germany. From 1 945 to 1 960. he served as an EUB 
mini.ster in Lititz. Pa. In 1960. he became an 
Episcopal priest and ser\'ed in parishes in Tioga, 
Montoursville, Upper Fairfield and Jersey Shore, all 
in Pennsylvania, before retiring in 1980. He was 
preceded in death by his brother, Fredenc K. Miller, 
fonner LVC president. 

Robert G. Brown '39, Febnaary 22, 1997. 
Robert was retired from the federal government and 
during World War 11 served in the Army Air Corps. 
A former coach at Enola (Pa.) High School, he was 
inducted into the LVC Athletic Hall of Fame on 
October 17. 1993. 

Jean Marbarger Medinger '39. January 14, 
1997. 



1940s 



Jes.se S. Lenker '4(1 and his wife. Rachel, cele- 
brated their 50th wedding annnersary in April 1997 
v\ith a party at the Hotel Hershey in Hershey. Pa. 

Dr. Helen Ross Russell '43 has written Ten 
Minute Field Trips. Using the School Grounds for 
Environmental Suuties. a book designed to help 
youth leaders relate classroom learning to the real 
world. It includes background infonnation for 
teachers as well as pre- and post-trip classroom 
activities for each of 28 major topics, including 
trees, slugs, earthworms, physical and chemical 
change, vertebrate animals, geology, weather and 
birds. The book is being translated into Russian and 
distributed to schools in Russia to start an environ- 
mental education program. 

Re\. Bruce C. SOUDERS '44 read his own poetry 
and a review/essay of Jane Kenyon's posthumous 
collection of poetry. Olhenvise, at Hershey Pubhc 
Library in March 1997. He won second place in the 
Poetry Society of Virginia's Brody Hemdon poetry 
contest. He received one of two Gold Torch Awards 
presented for mentorious service to the International 
Association of Torch Clubs. Inc.. and was given a 
citation for distinctive service as a regional director. 
Bnice has been director of Region 3 and chair of both 
the Publications and Editorial Advisory Committee 
for TORCH .Muf;iizine. His wife. PATRICIA B. 
SoUDERS '45, works with Literacy Volunteers, 
teaching multicultural students. 

Berenice Corbalis Getz '45 married Rollin 
Morse, a graduate of MIT, on March 15.1 997. They 
reside in Lancaster. Pa. 

W.X'iNE L. MOWREY '47 retired as professor of 
music at Shippensburg University and as choir 
director and organist of the First Lutheran Church in 
Chambersburg. Pa., after 45 years. He has begun a 
second career as a theater organist. To benefit the 



26 The Valley 



Peak Performer 



Being 100 "Just Came on Gradually" 



By Nancy Kettering Frye '80 

On Mother's Day this year, relatives and 
friends gathered at the Hill Farm Estate 
retirement community to celebrate the 
100th birthday of VIOLET Mark Kreider 
'19, mother, grandmother, great-grand- 
mother, great-great grandmother and friend. 

In his 1938 play Our Town. Theiniton 
Wilder wrote, "In our town, we like to 
know the facts about everybody." The same 
may be said about residents and friends of 
the lively, historic, college town of 
Annville, once hailed as "The Eden of the 
Valley." 

Here, then, are some of the facts about 
Annville's young-at-heart centenarian and 
one of LVC's oldest living graduates, 
whose life embodies far more than the sum 
of these facts. 

Born in Lebanon. Pa., on May 1 1, 1897. 
during the presidency of William 
McKinley, this remarkably alert and able 
woman embodies the history of her time 
and place. "I don't really know how I got to 
be a hundred." Violet says in some amaze- 
ment. "It just came on gradualK ." 

The second of two daughters of Emma 
(Wolfe) and Joseph Mark. Violet spent 
most of her childhood at 38 West Main 
Street in Annville. She and her sister Marie 
enjoyed a peaceful, innocent, idyllic child- 
hood, making memories to last a lifetime. 

"My mother was a \er\' wonderful 
person," Violet remi- 
nisces. ObviousI) 




proud of the abilities of her mother, who 
was educated in a normal school, Violet 
also delights in her artistic accomplish- 
ments, which included playing the piano 
for entertainments and painting pictures, 
three of which now hang in Violet's room. 
Violet (who dro\e her own car until 1990) 
also has vivid memories of her father and 
his car, a Stanley Steamer. It required 
patience to wait for the buildup of sufficient 
steam power. 

"Only two people in Ann\ille had cars 
back then, so you can imagine there wasn't 
much traffic!" she recalls. 

By the time Violet had completed pub- 
lic school, more and more American 
women were going on to higher education. 
To live in Ann\ille was to have a church- 
related college within easy walking dis- 
tance. Accordingly, Violet enrolled in the 
oratory program of Lebanon Valley 
College, under the tutelage of May Belle 
Adams, professor of oratory. 

In the 1919 LVC yearbook Qiiimipalulla. 
Violet is described as "one of Miss Adams' 
ablest and most pronrising students." She 
served as corresponding secretary of the 
Clionian Literary Society, begun in 1871 
(when the college was only fi\e years 
old) for "giris desiring literarv' training." 
Meetings were held each Fnday e\ening in 
the societ) hall, home to a statue of Miner, a, 
goddess of Wisdom. Students presented ora- 
tions, readings, musical numbers and dra- 
mas: male guests were invited for occasional 
social events. 

Training in oraton. and public speaking 
was highh \alued and credited w ith quick- 
ening the imagination, sympathy and 
responsi\eness. Such training also focused 
concentration and encouraged "thinking on 
the feet," offering an excellent foundation 
for any career, homemaking and mother- 
hood included. 

After her marriage to Howard Bucher 
Kreider (known as "Hop"), Violet found 
plentv' of opportunities to use her LVC edu- 
cation. The couple had four children: 
Marian, Jane, How;ird. Jr and Violet. For 60 
years, she lived on a family fann directly 
south of her present home, which was once 
the mansion estate of her father-in-law, the 
Honorable Aaron Shcnk Kreider, a fi\ e-temi 
U. S. congressman, well-known founder and 
owner of fi\e A.S. Kreider shoe factories, 
and a widely respected community leader 
Violet sa\e birth to three of her children in 




"/ had four 

children. 

That was 

my work. 

And they 

all turned 

out well! If I were a 

young mother now, Vd 

still rather be at home." 



this hilltop home, which o\eriooks both the 
tow n and the college campus. 

The Kreider family attended the United 
Brethren (now United Methodist) Church 
in Ann\ille. In her "spare time," Violet 
served as drama coach at schools and 
churches throughout the county, entertained 
local groups "in dialect," even giving her 
own oratoncal programs at Engle Hall on 
the LVC campus. In 1934, she became a 
charter member of the Forum of .Annville. 
begun as a book club for women and still 
meeting regularly in members' homes. 
Violet exercised her newly won right, as a 
woman, to \ote. taking ad\antage of the 
1920 passage of the 19th .Amendment. In 
later life, she found time to pla\ bridge and 
\olunteer at the Good Samaritan Hospital. 

Looking back on her \aried and busy 
life. Violet seems not to see herself as in any 
v\ay extraordin;ir\. "I had four children. 
That was m_\ world — and they all tumed 
out well! If I were a young mother now. I'd 
still rather be at home." 

Violet now has \2 grandchildren. 19 
great-grandchildren, and one great-great 
grandchild. Her husband, her namesake 
daughter \iolet and her great-grandchild 
Morgan Mitchell are deceased. 

Niincy Ketwriiii; Fiye is a Lcbunon-hased 
freekmcc writer. 



FROM THE 1919 QUITTAPAHILLA 



Fall 1997 



Capitol Theater in Chambersburg. he and fellow 
musicians presented two programs, both of which 
were sell-outs. Brmuhiiiy Bound was the latest one. 
presented on April 11 and 13, 1997. 



Coach Katchmer's Field 

George a. Katchmer '40 was recently hon- 
ored by Newport (Pa.) School District when it 
named its new sports field the George A. 
Katchmer Athletic Field. Coach Katchmer served 
at Newport High School from the fall of 1948 
until the spring of 19,S4. Tliroughout this period, 
he tranfomied Newport athletics, taking its teams 
to new levels of achievement. They won nine 
championships in baseball, basketball and foot- 
ball, si.\ of them during his last two years of 
coaching. By the spring of 1954. his basketball 
team had a winning streak of 55 games and his 
football team had won all 1 1 games, posting an 
undefeated record. George's reputation as a coach 
reached the college circuit, and Millersville State 
College offered him the head coaching jobs for 
football and baseball. He accepted, remaining 
with Millersville until his retirement in 1976. In 
1995 he was inducted into the Pennsylvania 
Scholastic Coaches Hall of Fame. 



Dr. Ann.V Dl NKI.E McVav '48. w idow of Ma,\ R. 
McVay. resides in Hamshurg. She is professor 
eijierita of English at LVC. 

HELENHARTZSCHl'LE'48onApnl 15. 1997. was 
awarded a gold watch and a citation for 15 years 
and o\'er 10.000 hours of volunteer service at the 
Lebanon Valley Brethren Home. 

AiMOS VV. Long. Jr. '49 had another anicle, "End 
of an Era; The Last of the One-Room Public 
Schools in Lebanon County." published in the win- 
ter issue of Peimsxivcinia FalkUire. The article, 
focusing on South Annville Township, is his 26th 
contnbuted to the publication over the past four 
decades. He also has had articles published in The 
Historical Review of Berks Count}: Valleys of 
Histoiy, American Gennan Review. Pennsylvania 
School Journal and Reggehoge (The Rainbow), as 
well as The Pennsylvania Gennan Family Fann. 
which published as a yearbook, volume 6 of the 
new series by the PennsyKania Gennan Society. 
Fannsteads and Their Buildings. 

Decuhs 

Rev. Florian W. Cass.\d^' '40, January 1. 1997. 
He was retired as a U.S. Navy chaplain after serv- 
ing for 29 years. He had previously taught high 
school for 14 years. He was married to EvEL^'N 
Se\lar Ca.ss.\d^ '40. 

[ I>OlELI.A SCHINDEI. KOEMG '41. April 4. 1997. 

I Dr. Christian G. Wornas '42. March 27, 1997. 
He specialized in internal medicine and maintained 
offices in Reading. Pa., from the early 195(ls until 
his retirement in 1991. In 1996, he wa.s honored for 
50 years of service by the Berks County Medical 
Society. In 1989, he was inducted into the Miles 
Rigor Society at LVC for more than 20 years of ser- 
vice as the football team physician and as a fund- 
raiser for the alumni association. 

Mary Jane Eckert Hoffman '48, March 18, 
1997. She earned an M.A. degree from Columbia 
University in 1950 and spent two years in graduate 



study at Northwestern University. In her teaching 
career. Mary Jane covered the education field from 
elementary school, junior high school, senior high 
school and college in six different states, to the post 
that she held at the time of her deatli — professor of 
music at the University of Illinois at Urbana- 
Champaign. She received awards from Delaware. 
Illinois, Wisconsin, New York, Nebraska and 
Kentucky, as well as the Distinguished Service 
Award from the Music Educators National 
Conference. In 1992 she was honored as LVC's 
Distinguished Alumna. She was guest conductor of 
state choruses more than 100 times; was a keynote 
speaker at national and regional conventions; and 
was music clinician on more than 500 occasions in 
44 states, four Canadian provinces and in Europe. 
Mary Jane served as editor of the Wisconsin Music 
Education Jouniul. wrote many articles for journals 
and magazines and was author or co-author of seven 
music books. She was the widow of ROBERT D. 
Streep^' '48 and the widow of Edward S. Hoftman. 

ROBERT A. ZlM.\IER.MAN '48. March 27. 1997. 
Robert was retired from the Waynesboro (Pa.) Area 
School District, where he had been music depart- 
ment head, band director and an elementary vocal 
music teacher in the former Highspire School 
District. A member of the Waynesboro Presbyterian 
Church, he was choir director emeritus and had been 
an elder, clerk of session, Sunday school supennten- 
dent and teacher In 1977. he received the LVC 
Alumni Citation for distinguished service in music. 
His widow is Sar\H Koi RV ZIMMERMAN '45. 

Donald A. Behn-ev, Jr. '49, Apnl 13, 1997. For 
many years, he had been the owner of Margut's 
Inc.. a plumbing, heating and air-conditioning busi- 
ness in Lebanon. Pa. Afier selling the business, he 
worked for Carlos R. Lefller. Inc.. in Richland until 
his retirement in 1 994. 

PETER P. BOVKR '49. July 18. 1997. A teacher at 
South Lebanon School, he started the music pro- 
gram there in 1949. He later taught music for the 
Cornwall-Lebanon School Distnct. He was choir 
director at St. John's United Church of Christ in 
Lebanon. Cornwall United Methodist Church and 
Quentin United Church of Christ. 

ROBERT R. Grover '49, August 13, 1995. He 
worked as a medical instrumentalist for Grover 
Associates in Edgemont, Pa. 

Marilw Meals Phillips '49. February 20, 1997. 



1950s 



Louis L. Fried '51 retired at the end of February 
as director of infomialion technology consulting 
after 20 years with SRI (Stanford Research 
Institute). He has accepted a si.x-month position as 
special assistant to the president and chief infonna- 
tion officer of TELUS Corp.. a Canadian telephone 
company headquartered in Edmonton. Canada. 

Rlth Brown Zlmmerman '51 recently visited 
Taiwan and toured the Taiwan Veterans Hospital in 
Taichung. She taught at Tunghai University froin 
1975 to 1981 with her husband, and on her visit had 
a reunion with a former student who is now in 
charge of the electron microscopy department. 

M. Joseph Russo '53 retired from the Arlington 
(Va.) School System. He is sfill actively involved in 
both instrumental and vocal music groups in 



Franklin and Washington counties and also subs 
with the Tom Cunningham Orchestra in 
Washington. D.C. In June 1995. he married Mary 
Ann Fields-Bert. They live in Chambersburg. Pa. 

John Sant'Ambrogio '54 is principal cellist 
w ith the St. Louis Symphony He and his wife. Nina, 
have three children: Stephanie. Sara and Michael. 

Lynette E. Walker '55 retired after 42 years of 
teaching elementary music and middle school 
drama at the Milton Hershey School in Hershey. Pa. 

Dr. Lenwood B. Wert '55 was elected to a sec- 
ond temi as vice speaker of the House of Delegates 
at the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Associ- 
ation's 89th Annual Clinical Assembly, held May 7- 
10. 1997, in Philadelphia. Lenwood is a family 
physician in Lansdowne. 

Dr. Dwid N. Bos.acco '56. professor in the 
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Allegheny 
University Hospitals, Hahnemann Division, in 
Philadelphia, was a contributor to the article, 
"Functional Results of Percutaneous Laser Discec- 
tomy" in The American Journal of Orthopedics 
(December 1996). 

Frank J. C.ATANZARO '57 retired from Nationwide 
Insurance Co. as an agent afier 22 1/2 years. 

Marian Marcus Warden '57 lives in Manhattan 
and studies at Union Theological Seminary. 

Sally' C. Beaver '58 is pianist and music director 
for the Unitarian Congregation of Greater Naples in 
Naples. Fla. She retired as a Social Security claims 
adjudicator in 1986. then became a music booking 
agent and musician prior to moving from 
Pennsylvania to Florida. Her husband. Don, is a 
retired radiation health physicist and plays tuba in 
the Naples Concert Band. 

Charlotte Pierson Frazier '58 has written 
and published two books concerning cats. The New 
Natural Cat and It's a Cat's Life. 

William R. Krick, Jr. '58 retired from 
Champion International after 19 years, as well as 19 



Red-Letter Day 

Last February's Valenfine's Day had special sig- 
nificance for at least three LVC households. 

Dr. RiTH Sheaffer Daugherty '52 was 
one of 150 women recognized on February 14, 
1997. for exemplifying characteristics of Anna 
Howard Shaw. A celebration was held at the Anna 
Howard Shaw Center. Boston University School 
of Theology. On March 7, 1997 Ruth received the 
Woodrow B. Seals Laity Award for 1997, pre- 
sented at the Perkins School of Theology, 
Southern Metliodist University. It was awarded 
for ChrisUan stewardship, wimess and service in 
family, church, vocation, community and world, 

WiLLUM D. Patterson '79 and Deborah 

L. Wiley '78 were married on February 14 while 
in Las Vegas. They live in Deale. Md.. on a 40- 
foot Trimaran that they purchased last year in 
Freeport. Grand Bahamas, and sailed up the coast 
to the Chesapeake Bay in June 1996. Bill works as 
a security specialist for a DOD contractor in the 
Washington. D.C. area. Deb owns and operates 
Next Wave Consulting, her own electronics pub- 
hshing/consulting company. 

And Donald N. McElroy '80 and his wife, 
Carol, welcomed a son, Tyler, on Valentine's Day. 
They live in Manheim. Pa. 



28 The Valley 




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The first nwctiiii; of the CniiiJ Strand. S.C. cluiptcr uf the L\'C Ahiiniii Amiciatmii took place 
July 12. 1997. at the home i)f Frank A. and Gail Ecli;ar Ritrievi '54. '54 of Mitrrells Inlet 
(she 's holduifi the banner and he 's standing on the right). Also present were (from left) Martin 
L Gluntz '53. Karen McHeiiiy Ghmtz 'H2. Barbara Geesey and Euge)ie R. Geesey '56. 



years with Owens-Illinois. Inc. He plans to remain 
in Huntsville. Texas, w ith his four children and nine 
grandchildren. He claims that he was the first 
forestry graduate of LVC. 

Thomas C. REINR-VRT '58 received an honorary 
Doctorate of Humane Letters from LVC at the 
128th Commencement on May 10. 1997. in recog- 
nition of his long-time sen.'ice to the college and as 
retiring chair of the Board of Trustees. He will con- 
tinue to serve as a board member 

Louse G\\ S«.MN "59 is a Medicare consultant 
v\ith HealthNet. selling Medicare HMO plans to 
over-65 and disabled persons. 

Deaths 

John H. .■Vi.LWKIN "SO. .\la> 21. 1997. .A chemist, 
he was employed b\ Hand\ and Harmon, American 
Chemical and Refining Co. in Watertown. Conn. 

Dr. Robert W. Haines '50. March 9. 1997. Dr 
Haines practiced medicine in the Clarence. N.Y.. 
area. His widow is DoROTH\ THOMAS HAINES 
"5(1 and his brother is (;eoR(;e (i. Hmnes. JR. '49. 

Doris Ki.iNCiENSMiTH Hoei'EER '50. July 7. 
1997. She was an elementary music teacher for the 
Central Dauphin School District in Harrisburg. Her 
son is Donald C. Hoepeer '89. 

Rachel Gerhart Hook '50. M;irch .s, 1997. She 
had been an English and German teacher at the for- 
mer South Lebanon (Pa. 1 High School and taught 
briefly at the University of Illinois before becoming 
business secretan.' of the National Council of 



Teachers of English. She assisted her husband. Dr 
J-N Hook, in writing several books. 

William K. Lemon '50. June II. 1997. He was 
retired from the Annville-Cleona School District, 
where he was a music teacher, band conductor and 
ad\ isor of the junior high honor society. A member 
of Annville United Methodist Church, he ser\ed as 
Sunday school supenntendent and choir director 
He was conductor of the Annville Washington Band 
and bugler for the Lebanon VF^\' Firing Squad. His 
widow IS Miriam Flller Lemon '50. 

Donald Blanken '52, Maich 2.'5, 1997. He was 
assistant general counsel for the Philadelphia 
Electric Co. 

Rev. M. ElGENE Fisher '52. Juh 12. 1997 He 
sened United Methodist churches in Hagerstown. 
Md.. and West Fairview; State Line and 
Chambersburg, Pa. He was a member of the social 
service staff of the Hamsburg State Hospital and 
ser\ed on the boards of CONTACT Harrisburg and 
CONTACT USA. He is sur\i\ed by his wife. 
.Arlene Shie^ Fi.sher '51; a son. David F,. 
Fisher '78; and a daughter. Susan K Deeter 

RlTH \L\cFari.ani) .Si.ACts '54. lebn.i.u-\ S, 
1997. 

Rt;v.GEOR(;EK.LlinviG '55. August 16, 1995. He 
was a pastor at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in 
Hanmer, Pa. 



Re\. Willia.M B. R\ml\. Jr. "60 retired from the 
United Methodist pastoral minisUA in June 1997 
and li\es in Winchester. Va. 

NoR\u Morris Wright '62 is a kinderganen 
teacher for the Franklin Township Board of 
Education. Franklinville. N.J. She and her husband. 
Charles, ha\e two children: Charles and Joel. 

.ANN R. Grove '63 retired in June 1996 after teach- 
ing .12 years in the York City School District in 
"^'ork. Pa. 

Dr. Rohekt S. Hamilton '63 is director of 
advanced ceramic materials at Washington Mills in 
Niagara Falls. N.Y. He and his wife. CHARLOTTE 
Hemperlv Hamilton '63, live in Youngstow n. 

Leann (;kebe .Miller '63 is marina manager at 
Osprey Point Inc. in Rock Hall. Md. 

Rev. D.avid W. Pierce '63 was awarded the 
Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling degree 
from the Graduate Theological Foundation of 
Donaldson. Ind. His doctoral project was titled 
"Triple Focus: Dual Diagnosis and More." It was a 
handbook and client materials for the simultaneous 
treatment of persons with addictions and mental 
health problems. Part of his studies were at Oxford 
University. England. While there, he and his wife. 
Elaine, visited the Wesley churches and museums at 
Bristol and London. He has worked with \eterans at 
the Perry Point Depannient of Veterans .Affairs 
.Medical Center for 16 >ears. He teaches "World 
Religion" at Harford Communitv College, and 
through his .Army Reserve assignment conducts 
funerals at the .Arlington .National Cemeterv. He and 
Elaine ha\e been mamed for ,1.5 \ears and live in 
Colora. Md, 

Bishop Si san W olee Hassinc;er '64. bishop of 
the Boston ,Area United Methodist Church, received 
an honorar\ Doctorate of Di\ inity from L\'C at the 
12Sth Commencement on May U). 1997. Her bac- 
calaureate address in Miller Chapel was titled 
"When Life Stretches Out Before ^ou." 

Dr. J. Michael Kildee "64 is chief dentist with 
the dental senice at the Veterans .Administration 
Health Care Center in El Paso. Texas. He and his 
w ife. B;irbara. have two children: Maura and Brigid. 

Nani \ BINTLIFF W hisler "64 jusi completed a 
three-year tenn as president of the Butler/Lawrence 
I Pa. I Chapter of Mothers .Against Drunk Driving 
(MADDi 

Bonnie Weirick Carl '65 teaches 2nd grade in 
New bup. port. Mass. 

.\RTHl R Lous Cohen "65 retired from sen. ing in 
the .Amiy. He and his w ite. Judith. ha\e two children: 
Susan and Eileen, Tlie\ li\e in Kansas City. Kans. 

RlNEITE W HITE G \BRIEI.LE "65 retired as unit 
director for the U.S. Department of Public Welfare 
after 2S \ears of sen ice. She is now the part-time 
coordinator for the .Alzheimer's .Asscx:iation of 
Southeastern Pennsybania and serves as an adjunct 
facullv member at .AKeniia College in Reading. 

Carroll G. Stroh '65 is the new director of 
engineering services for TurboCare. Inc. in 
Houston. Texas. His wife. DoNNA Smith Stroh 
'66. continues to u ork for Bio-Phami as a w riter out 
of her home-based otTice. Their \oungest son. 
Darren M. Stroh '94. mamed Kristina J. 



F.ALL 1997 



29 



Peak Performer 



Plugging in to On-Line Legal Research 



By Robert J. Smith 

JOHN DiGlLlO '93 likes to keep busy. An 
LVC political science graduate with a 
law doctorate from Pepperdine University, 
DiGilio recalls his undergraduate years in 
Annville as a buzz oF activity. 

"I was incredibly active on campus,"" he 
remembers, referring to his involvement in 
the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity, student 
council and student theater, not to mention 
working as a resident assistant and in the 
library. "LVC. for a small college, has 
incredible opportunities for a student to be 
involved, in everything."' 

Such opportunities extend beyond 
Greek life, student clubs and councils. 
"When major decisions were being made,"" 
he says, "students were involved in all 
aspects of residential life: even in the search 
for a new president and when the [campus] 
alcohol policy was being changed."" 
DiGilio. who is currently enrolled in a mas- 
ter's degree program at the University of 
Pittsburgh, emphasizes that these opportu- 
nities are rare outside the confines of LVC. 
"Two universities later,'" he says with some 
regret, "I can"t say I've ever had that again. 
Fve missed that; that was incredible to me." 

A native of the small Poconos commu- 
nity of Nesquehoning, DiGilio appreciated 
the difference between LVC and larger 
schools even before attending. 

"Of all the schools I visited," he recalls. 
"[LVC] had not just the nicest looking cam- 
pus, but — when I spoke to the dean and the 
professors — the nicest people on campus. 
They were very easy to talk to and seemed 
genuinely interested, whereas at Penn State 
and other places, you really felt like you 
were a face in a very large crowd." 

While at Lebanon Valley, DiGilio 
encountered two individuals who had an 
impact on him and his future: Dr. John 
Norton, of the political science department; 
and Representative Ed Krebs, for whom he 
served as a legislative assistant. Norton 
"was, I guess you could say, my mentor," 
DiGilio reflects. "I don't really know how 
to describe that. I had so many classes with 
him. but he took a genuine interest in what 
most of us as students were doing. I didn't 
have a professor like that at Pepperdine." 



Krebs "was also a very big influence on 
my Ufe,"" DiGilio says. "Sadly, 1 don"t think 
I ever told him that. As far as personal 
integrity goes in the political world, Ed had 
all of it. He was never afraid to stand up, 
even to his own party. Working for him was 
more a learning experience than a job."" 

DiGilio"s decision to attend law school 
was made essentially by default. As a poht- 
ical science major, "it seemed like law was 
the only thing out there. You never really 
heard of anybody with a political science 
degree doing much else."' He chose 
Pepperdine, in Malibu, California, 
"because it had a reputation as an up-and- 
coming law school. It had a very interesting 
location, a very interesting focus of study, 
plus it offered the chance to study abroad, 
which is something I had wanted to do 
since I was a kid.'" 

Living and studying on the West Coast 
had a significant impact on DiGilio, partic- 
ularly on his nodons of racial integration. 
"We have so many different races living 
together [in California], difterent colors, 
sexual orientations. But for the most part 
we have to work to get along. 

"My hometown was all white — mostly 
grandchildren and great-grandchildren of 
[European] immigrants. Even Annville was 
pretty much a homogenous society, in that 
area. When I moved to Los Angeles, that 
was the first time I had to interact with so 
many cultures and groups at once. One day 
we"d be studying law on the Pepperdine 
campus, then a couple days later Ed be giv- 
ing a free legal clinic in south-central Los 
Angeles. That to me was a real eye-opener."" 

DiGilio, who been a computer lab assis- 
tant at Pepperdine, spent two semesters and 
one summer in London, working as a 
researcher for an English solicitor and set- 
ting up a computer lab for Pepperdine's 
overseas program. "It was fantastic." he 
says of the experience. "I didn't have any 
problems blending in or getting used to 
things, I was studying international law, and 
that was certainly the place to do it. It gave 
me access to Europe and the European 
Union — I could watch that first-hand." 

Having spent some time as a computer 
consultant after graduating in 1996, DiGiho 
is presently enrolled in the Master's of 




"One day 

wed be 

studying 

law on the 

Pepperdine 

campus , 

then a 

couple days 

later Yd he 

giVing a 

free legal 

clinic in 

south-central Los Angeles. 

That to me was a real 

eye-opener. " 



Library and Infonnation Science program 
at the University of Pittsburgh, with the 
intent of one day managing his own private 
legal research center. It's "kind of a back- 
ward trend, to get a doctorate, then go back 
for the master"s,"" he admits. "I found out 
there"s an entire field out there of private 
law libraries, doing research. It"s mostly 
computerized and highly specialized. I 
needed to go back to school for the master"s 
degree. So that"s what Fm doing.'" 

And, if history is any indication, keep- 
ing very busy doing it. 

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



30 The Valley 



LA.4KO "93 In 1995; the> reside in Delaware. 
Darren has a financial education business and 
Kristina is a family crisis therapist for Delaware. 
Their older son. Jeff, is a captain in the Army 
Special Forces and is stationed at Fort Bragg. N.C.. 
along with his wife. Rieka. an .'Xmiy captain and 
ROTC instructor at Duke Uni\ersit>, 

Rev. David E. Stim '66 is senior mmister of 
Good Shepherd United .Methodist Church in Silver 
Spring, Md. 

BARB.4R.A Macaw Atkinson '67 officiated at 
the PI.AA AA.-\A girls' basketball state final game 
on March 21. 1997. at Hershcypark .■\rena in 
Hershey. Pa. 

PH-iLLls PlCKARl) FORI) '67 and her husband 
adopted Erica Corbett Ford, a 23-year-old pre- 
veterinary student, in February 1 99ft. 

Walter L. Snhth '67 recenth' bought the semi- 
private. 18-hole Forest Lakes GoH Club in Sarasota. 
Fla. Walter hopes to restore Forest Lakes, once one 
of Sarasota's pre-eminent lavouts. and help it regain 
its popularity in the crowded market of Sarasota- 
Manatee counties. His wife is LESLIE GARDNER 

S^^TH '65. 

Dr. \LCRAEL D. Cl KLL^ '68 has been assigned as 
director of the Na\\'s Deep Submergence 
Biochemical Development Project in Groton. Conn. 

James A. Grlbe '69 is president of Teamwork 
Company. Inc. in Annapolis. Md. 

JA.MES R. Hoffman '69 owns Wrecklamations in 
Lancaster. Pa. He is also bell choir director and assis- 
tant chancel director at St. Pauls L'CC Church in 
Manheim. He writes that he is applying for a patent 
on a full teaching/pertomiance svstem for English 
handbells. He hopes it will "enable people with no 
musical u-aining to pert'onn. or help the director-to-be 
of an existing or new bell choir to teach effectively, 
even if the number of choir members changes peri- 
odically." J;imes plans to market it under the name 
Cascade Svstems for Handbells. He also composes/ 
iirranges bell music and choral music. 

Dr. Robert S. McQl ate '69 has become an inde- 
pendent consultant after 1 1 years in higher educa- 
tion. He continues to be involved with Portland State 
University on a consulting basis in brokering indus- 
try collaborations. He is more broadly in\ol\ed w ith 
business dexelopment. including such activities as 
w'rifing the technical p;irls of business plans. He 
relies on his prior expenence w ith the FD.A to assist 
firms in gaining product and ingredient approvals 
and complying with federal regulations. 

Gregory K. Ossmann '69 in Ma\ 1997 became 
general manager of the Cincinnati office of 
Shandwick Public Relations, the world's largest 
independently owned public relations firm. 
Shandwick has 90 wholly owned and 22 affiliate 
offices throughout North and South America. 
Europe, the Middle East. Africa and .\sia Pacific. 
Before joining Shandwick. Greg was director of 
public aft'airs at Lockheed Martin Idaho Tech- 
nologies. He also headed Lockheed NLulin's com- 
munity economic development initiatives, bringing 
over l.O(X) new jobs into the eastern Idaho area 
within 24 months. Prior to that. Greg was manager 
of communitv relations for The Piu'sons Corp- 
oration, director of communications services for 
The Cincinnafi Gas & Electnc Co. and communi- 
cations manager for Cincinnati Milacron. Inc. He 
has been a resident of Cincinnati for 2.3 vears. 



Re\.\\II,I.1\M M.Thompson '69 in June became 
senior pastor at St. John's United Methodist Church 
in Ivvland. Pa. St. John's has more than 1.600 mem- 
bers and appears on cable TV three time a week. He 
had been pastor at Christ UMC in Lansdale for 14 
years, during which time the church grew from 200 
members to over 800. His wife. Dr. Leta 
Tompkins Thompson '69, was granted a PhD 
degree from Teinple University last spnng. 

Joseph A. Torre '69 is retired from the educa- 
tional field and is co-owner of Quick Suip. Inc. in 
Caneret. N.J. 

/)C(/r/(,v 

Barbara Woodi k^ Ber(; "60. February 1997. 

Dr. Robert L. Bri bvker '66. December 1995. 



1970s 



Larry .\. Bo\vm.\n "70 received the "Building a 
Better New "I'ork" .-Xward in November 1996 from 
the Business Council of New York State for his 
leadership eftorts in the successful grassroots lob- 
bving eftbrt to achieve workers' compensation 
reform. He works for the Chemung County 
Chamber of Commerce in Elmira. 

Dana C. K.\R\er "70 is branch manager of 
NaturaLawn of America in Salisbury. .\ld. He 
recently retired and sold his interest after 20 years 
as vice president/course supenntendent at Upper 
Perk Golf Course. Inc. in Pennsburg. Pa. 

Willlwi K. W heeler "70 IS \ ice president/gen- 
eral manager for Sul/er Vascutek USA. Inc. in 
.Ausfin. Texas. He and his wife. .Anne, have three 
children: Elizabeth. Michael and Kristen. 

Albert E. Schmick. Ill '71 is a utility termina- 
tion investigator for the Public L'tility Commission 
in Hamsburg- 

Sandrv KlMPF ,\1)KINS '72 was named Howiird 
County Music Educator of the \cjii b\ the Howard 
County Parents for School Music in Ellicott City. Md. 

Dr. Gregory V. .Arnold '72 was recently 

appointed to the Peer Review Committee of the 
Pennsvlvania Dental .Association 

Scott L. .Alngst '72 and his wife. Crvstal. own 
and operate Inn 422. an award-winning bed-and- 
breakfast that offers accommodations and dining in 
a restored V'ictonan mansion in Lebanon. Pa. 

MiCHELE M. Brightbill '72 is senior associate 
for Spencer Stuart and .AsscxMates in New York City. 

K,\REN \. ROTHROCK CROSSAN '72 is a maiuifac- 
tunng superintendent w ith DuPont in Orange. Texas. 

Robert H. DeBm n '72 is president of his own 
business. R.H. DeBaun. Inc.. Hightstown. N.J. 

William M. Jones '72 had his first adventure 
novel. Sik'iil Rescue, released in July 1997 bv 
Eastern Dakota Publishers. Bill also writes a 
monthly aviation column for Canadian Flight 
Miiaiizine and has published twci av iation textbooks. 

Gail DE\ENE^ Pf.PE '72 and her husband. Louis, 
have moved to .Annapolis. Md.. where Lou is on the 
commandant's staff at the U.S. Naval .Academv. 

Mv.l.DvNtn L. RoHEV '72recenllv returned trom 
an eight-month tour of active duty in Bosnia with 
the Aniiv Special Forces Command. He has been 
released from active duty and has returned to his 
private law practice in Fairfax. Va. 



VLmzemeister at Work 

Donald B. Fr\ntz "73 has done it again'. He 
has launched season No. 4 of the "Amazing 
Maize Maze " Two of these projects opened in the 
EasL namely in Paradise ( where else'?l. Pa., and in 
Shippensburg; the other is in DearTield. .Mich. 
Don produced the first of these sunmienime fun 
games in 1993 on 126.000 square feet of farm- 
land, just off the LVC campus. The dinosaur maze 
designed by .Adrian Fisher raised funds for 
Midwest flood victims and gained LVC a place in 
the Guinness Book of Records. .Meanwhile on the 
West Coast, Don is associate producer for the 
Disney Co.. where his cunrent assignment is to 
mastermind The Lion Kim; tlirough its transfor- 
mation from an animated movie to a Broadway 
hit. Meanw hile his adaptation of Beauty and the 
Beast as a musical is still setting box office 
records at New York's Palace Theatfe. 



Jan-n Helbig Van D^ ke "72 teaches 5th grade for 
Hillsborough Countv Schools in Tampa, Ra. She 
and her husband. Norvel. have two children: 
Bethany and Jeremy. Jann had leading roles in 77if 
Sound o) Music. Over Here and 711 Girls 70 at the 
Spotlight Dinner Theatre in St. Petersburg. 

KinwRl) C. IvNNVRELLA '73 started his own 
gourmet cinnamon roll bakerv chain. "The Roll 
Model." in November 1995. He is also vice presi- 
dent of Brandvvvine Vallev Consulung Corp. and 
serves as regional training director for Excel 
Telecommunications. He works out of his home in 
Lancaster. Pa. 

CHRLSTINK WmborN COLTLRIER '74 in June 
1997 joined M-B Sales L.P. as assistant vice presi- 
dent of marketing for Latin .America, and will open 
and manage a Latin .Amenca otTice in the near 
future. The global marketing services agency is 
based in Westmont. III.: its clients include 
McDonald's, Nestle and Shell. 

Diane Frick Mlmmert '75 is middle school 

pnncipal for Conestoga Vallev School Distnct in 
Lancaster. Pa. 

Marjorie Rote Becker "76 chairs the foreign 
languages department at Regional School Distnct 
No. 1 in Falls \'illage. Conn. In 1994. she was 
included in Who's Who .Among .America's Teachers. 
She and her husband. Gary, have Uvo children: 
Sarah and Jesse. 

\LvRY Ellen Hlme-Hamor "76 is vice president 
of marketing and sales promotion for Kon-Tiki 
Consulting Group in Hawthorne. N.Y. 

C^NTHL\ L, QluvNO '76 is an elementarv vxval 
music teacher for the Cherry Hill iN.J.l Board of 
Education. She and her husband. Bill, have two 
children: Ryan and Brendon. 

Dr. Stephen \\. Sachs '76. professor of inusic 

and pianist at Eastern Mennonite University in 
Harrisonburg, Va.. gave a series of concert appear- 
ances. On June 4. 1997. he played Ginastera's 
Sonata No. I at The Organization of .American 
States in Washington. D.C. His three appe;irances at 
the Fifth .Annual Shenandoah Vallev Bach Festival 
included pertomiances of Schubert's Trio in B-flai, 
D. !S9S. harpsichord solos and continuo for Bach's 
Brandenhiin; Concerti Nos. 3 and 4 and a perfor- 



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31 



Noted Scholar 

IN Nursing 

Dr. Howard K. Bl TCHER '77. assistant profes- 
sor of nursing at Pacific Lutheran University in 
Tacoma. Wash., earned the 19S)5-96 University 
Faculty Excellence Award for his inspirational 
and artful teaching of nursing science. A profes- 
sor there since 199.^, Howard is a certified clini- 
cal specialist in adult psychiatric and mental 
health nursing, and is nationally recognized as a 
top scholar in the tradition of Martha Rogers, 
whose groundbreaking and somewhat radical the- 
ories are taught in nursing schools around the 
world. Howard's accomplishments last year 
included publishing three journal articles and nine 
book chapters, and presenting papers at four 
national nursing research conferences. He was 
also invited to the University of Massachusetts as 
a visiting nurse scholar, and presented the 
keynote address at the annual Sigma Theta Tau 
International Conference. 



mance of Liszt's transcription of Schubert's 
Wandereifantasie for piano and orchestra. 

Elaine A. Benson '77 is director of student sup- 
port services for the Barbour County Board of 
Education in Philippi. W.Va. She is also an adjunct 
instructor of psychology at Fairmont State College. 
She was recently elected Peace with Justice coordi- 
nator and Caribbean Crescent Work Team coordi- 
nator for the West Virginia United Methodist 
Annual Conference Board of Church and Society. 

Dr. Paul B. EaKEN "77 was awarded an Ed.D. 
from Widener University in Chester. Pa., in May 
1997. He also received the Pi Lambda Theta Award 
for his outstanding contribution to educational 
scholarship for his dissertation, "The Effect of a 
Protracted Teacher Contract hnpasse on Student, 
Teacher, Administrator and Community Attitudes: 
A Case Study." Pi Lambda Theta is a national edu- 
cation honor society. Paul lives in Berks County 
with his wife, Marilyn, and their three children. He 
is supervisor of pupil personnel services for the 
Bristol Borough School Distnct. 

Mary Beth Zerbe Gar.man '77 teaches in the 
Wyomissing Valley Pre-School in Mohnton. Pa. 
She and her husband, Robert, have two children: 
Tim and Brad. 

Wayne A. H.awes '77 handles the business and 
sales effort of Battista Hawes Design, Inc.. a 
graphics design studio in Attleboro, Maine. His 
wife, Wendy' Sost H.awes '76, works at a 
regional music store. The Symphony Shop; offers 
private flute lessons; and plays professionally in the 
southern New England area. 

George E. Keyes '77 is a real estate appraiser for 
Metro Business Services in Mamora. N.J. He and 
his wife, Kimberiy, have one child, Jeffrey George, 
bom on May I, 1996. 

Brian W. Moody- '77 is manager of product 
technologies at DSM Engineering Plastics in 
Evansville, Ind. 

Edward Vinarski '77 and his wife, Katherine, 
welcomed a daughter. Elizabeth, in February 1997. 

Selene A. Wilson '77 is manager of the World of 
Science Store in Moorestown, N.J. 



Jean E. LmmlER '78 was named Teacher of the 
Year in the Clayton (N.J.) School District. She is 
currently teaching elementary instrumental music 
and district-w ide \ocal music and drama. 

Dr. M\RCLA L. Moyer '78 graduated in May 1997 
with an Ed.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. 

LONNIE SWANGER-RILEY '78 is a senior high 
math teacher at Indian River High School in 
Frankford, Del. 

H. Steven VOLLERS '78 is vice president of 
Vollers Excavating and ConsBiiction Company. Inc. 
in North Branch, N.J. At the North Branch 
Refonned Church, he is an ordained elder and 
teaches in the junior high church school. He is also 
trustee of Somerset County Intert'aith Hospitality 
Network. Steve's wife, Cindy, is also an ordained 
elder and church school director at their church. She 
is the owner of The Country Basket retail store. 

Joan Belas Warner '78 is regional account 
manager for managed care at Whitehall-Robins. 
She and her husband. Charles, opened Bnlliant 
Books, an independent bookstore in Allentown. Pa. 

Robert A. Wisniewski '78 in September 1996 
became minister of music at St. Catherine Church in 
Columbus. Ohio, after having ser\ed 10 years in a 
similar position at St. Mary Church in Marion. At St. 
Catherine's, he rehearses with multiple choirs, can- 
tors and handbells; develops an annual pansh con- 
cert senes; and plays for all scheduled liturgies on 
die church's 1993 Casavant organ. He has continued 
as a member of the music sub-commission of the 
Catholic Diocese of Columbus and as examination 
proctor/educational coordinator for the Columbus 
chapter of Tlie American Guild of Organists. Robert 
and his wife. Susan Mann Wisniewski '78. have 
two children: Andrew and Julianne, 

Meredith L. Young. N.D. '78 is quality manager 
for Northwest Coatings Corp. in Whitefish Bay. 
Wis. She received her doctor of naturopathy degree 
and IS attending the Capital University of 
Integrative Medicine in pursuit of the post-graduate 
degree of doctor of physiatrics. 

Re\. D. Wa^ne Bender '79 is pastor of the 
Paxton United Methodist Church in Haixisburg. 

N.\ncv Curtis Hendricks '79 teaches in the 
Pilot School in Wilmington. Del. She and her hus- 
band. Dale, have two children: Emily and Forrest. 

Re\, Dknms R. Keller '79 is pastor of the First 
United Methodist Church in Hanover, Pa. He is 
married to ELIZABETH (Betsm Miller Keller 
'79. Tliey ha\e two children: Jennifer and Rachel. 

Suzanne Caldwell Riehi. '79 is minister of 
music at the First Presbyterian Church in 
Richmond, Va. She is also adjunct professor at the 
University of Richmond. She continues her doctoral 
studies in organ pert'ormance at the Eastman School 
of Music in Rochester. N.Y. She and her husband. 
Jeekrey S. Riehl '83, have two children: Emily 
and Nathaniel. Jeffrey is assistant professor of 
music at the University of Richmond. 

Jan E. Smith '79 is a senior chemist and lab man- 
ager at Jamestown Paint Co. in Jamestown. Pa. As a 
process engineer for Armstrong World Industries 
Carpet and Furniture Divisions, he gained some 
experience with paint and coatings. His work in the 
industrial coatings industry has been mainly with 



waterbased paints. At PH. Glatfelter in Spring 
Grove, Pa., he translated his knowledge of water- 
based coatings to the paper industry, learning the 
process of coating papers for printing and specialty 
applications. He co-patented a process involving the 
use of a unique waterbased coating fonnulation 
with commercially available paper coating equip- 
ment to obtain paper with unusually high gloss, a 
super smooth surface and increased coating weight, 
thereby providing improved paper fiber coverage. 

Robert P. Stachow '79 was honored by 
Lockheed Martin Electronics and Missiles Co. for 
his contnbutions in the area of program manage- 
ment. Bob played a key role in the company's being 
awarded the wind corrected munition dispenser 
(WCMD) contract by the Air Force. 

Doreen Dourte Weaber '79 teaches 1st grade 
with the Cornwall-Lebanon School District in 
Lebanon. Pa. Her husband, Thomas E. We.-VBER 

'87, is president of Miles T Weaber & Son, a steel 
fabricating business. 

Deaths 

Dr. Jeffrey P. ILTIS '70. Febnjary 9. 1995. He 
was director of research and de\elopment at Becton 
Dickinson in Sparks, Md. 

David W. Hagerich '79, December 8, 1996. 
David was an account executive with Danskin. Inc. 
He attended New York University part-time, major- 
ing in musicology. 



1980s 



Demse a. Poor BaRKAUN '80 is an elementary 
school nurse in the Chestnut Ridge School District 
in Fishertow n. Pa. She married Eric L. Barkraan on 
March 27. 1997. 

Dr. Dana S. Felty' '80 is a dentist in Lebanon. Pa. 
He and his wife. Joyce, have three children: Nathan, 
Justin and Emily. 



Well-Schooled in Music 

RWMOND J. Bocclti '81 was appointed prin- 
cipal of Herbert Hoo\'er Elementary School in the 
Neshaminy School District in Langhome. Pa. He 
recently completed his Pennsylvania superinten- 
dent certification program, as part of the Ed.D. in 
; educational leadership progam at Lehigh 
University. Ray and his wife, LISA NAPLES 
Bocclti '82, live in Langhome widi their thiree 
I children. Ray and Lisa teach private music 
I lessons at their Boccuti Studio of Music and per- 
fonn in the Philadelphia area. 



Karen Lewis Nester-Schmitt '80 is senior 
vice president and actuary for TIG Holdings (for- 
merly Transamerica) in Princeton, N.J. 

Thomas A. Bowers '81 is an education specialist 
for MBNA America in Newark, N.J. Tom received 
his Life Underwriter's Training Council Fellowship 
Designation in 1990. 

Mark A. Hornberger '81 is vice president of 
Bank of Pennsylvania in Reading, Pa. Mark joined 
the bank in 1988 and has held several positions, 
including credit analyst and commercial loan offi- 
cer in the corporate banking group. He earned a 
master's degree from Wittenberg University. 



32 The Valley 



Stepr\nie Sachs Salisbi r^ '81 is a music teacher 
at Franklin Learning Center in Chambersburg. Pa. 
She was a presenter at the No\ ember 1996 CEC 
Convention in Grantville. Pa. Stephanie was music 
director for Oliver, presented in Ma\ 1997. 

Michael G. Scola>hf.ro '81 has been 
appointed e.\ecLiti\e director of the Penns>hania 
Ballet, a nationally recognized classical ballet com- 
pany based in Philadelphia. Prior to this position, 
for se\en years Michael was e\ecuti\e director of 
the Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia. 

Jill Shaffer Swavson '81. a former Miss 

Pennsyhania. performed piano selections during an 
April 1997 appearance with fonner Miss .America 
Kellye Cash at The Old Bedford Village in Bedford. 
Pa. Jill recei\ed her M.B..A. from Penn State in 
1983 and is \ice president of human resources for 
Uni-Marts. Inc. in State College. 

Elizabeth Mirra\ .A^er.s '82 is a registered 
nurse and works tor Baptist/St. Vincent's Health 
Systems. Wolfson Children's Hospital in 
Jacksonville. Fla. She and her husband. Gregory. 
ha\'e two children: Rachel and Jacob. 

Dr. Tr,ac\ Damkl Bl rke '82 is a psychologist 
in pn\ate practice in West Chester, Pa. She is mar- 
ried to Richard \V. Bi rke, Jr. '81. who works 
for AFS-LSC in Evton. They ha\e two children: 
Ah ssa and Ryan. 

Beth L. Dickinson '82 works in the quality 
assurance department at Hershcy Chocolate L'S.A m 
Hershey. Pa. 

StS.AN ECNKR ETZWEILER '82 and her husband. 
Charles, recently moved to White Bear Lake. 
Minn., with their son. Matthew, who was bom in 
March 1996. 

Anna Marie Starr FiNLfi '82 and her husband. 
Joseph, announced the birth of a son. John Gabnel. 
on December l.'i. 1996. They have two other chil- 
dren: .Andrew and Sheila. 

Michael J. Gadd '82 and his \\ he. C. -\m)re \ 
Hle Gadd '84. welcomed a ^on. Michael John. Jr. 
on February 4. 1997. 

K.\REN M. (;\RI) "82 joined the Pennsyhania 
Office of the Attorney General in Hiunsburg as a 
deputy attorney general in the Ta\ Litigation Section, 

W. Philip Hoi.zman '82 is full-time director of 
music ministries for Ninje Lutheran Church 
(ELC.Al in Willmar. Minn. He and his wife. 
Victoria Kinc; Hoi.zman '83, ha\e two chil- 
dren: Jordan and Allison. Victona is a registered 
nurse in the Gl Depanment at the Affiliated 
Community Center in Willmar. 

Constance Gi,^-\o.s-Kokos "82 and her husband. 
Gus. have nvo children: Mina and "»'anni. 

Cl.\ire .Mischi.kk Miller "82 and her husband. 
John, adopted a daughter. Cheiy 1 .\nn. on July 8. 1 996. 

Andrea Crido Stark '82 and her husband. 
Albert, welcomed Adam Carl on March 28. 1997. 
He joins brother Benjamin and sister Lauren. 

Karen Smith Williams '82 is an artisan black- 
smith in N'criiionl and has stalled a new business 
venture, Trillium Mt. Forge. She and her husband. 
Rob. ha\e three children: Chnstine. Christopher 
and Michael. 




Through the end of November, 
students will be calling alumni 
during the LVC phonathon to ask 
for your support of the Annual 
Fund. Your commitment will make 
a difference for the college and 
its students. 



Re\. Ti.MOTH^' J. Wolf '82 is executive director 
of student development at Valley Forge Christian 
College in Phoeni.w ille. Pa. He and his wife. 
Donna, have two sons: Joshua and Nathan. 

CHRI.stopher W. Forlano '83 is manager of 
Giuseppe's Pi//a and Family Restaurant in New 
Hope. Pa. He and his wife. Robvnne. have one 
child. Lauryn. 

.\NDREA I. G<K)DM.\N '83 Is senior infomiation spe- 
cialist for Cornerstone Research in Cambndge. Ma.ss. 

Ronald W. Robb '83 is client sen ice nimager witli 
Genesis Health Ventures. Inc. in King of Prussia. Pa. 
He has nvo children: Matthew and Knsten. 

KIMBFRLV Ml l.DER SONDEREdCER '83 and her 

husband. Werner, welcomed a daughter .Annlka 
Rachel, on October 26. 1996. 

.M\R\ Jean "MJ" Bishop "84 is project manager 
tor Intelligent .Applications Development in 
Bethlehem. Pa. 

Jon M. Heisev '84 and his wite. Knsiin. wel- 
comed their first child. Zachan Camfield. on May 
21.1 997. Jon is manager of store planning and con- 
struction for W-H. Group Holdings. Inc. in 
Philadelphia. 

Herbert Hitchinson, Jr. '84 is ;ui asstxiate w ith 
F.P. Lennon .AsstKiates in Benvy n. Pa., an executive 
search firm specializing in the softw;ire industry. He 
recruiLs for clients such as S.AP. Baan. PeopleSoft. 
J.D. Edwards and Oracle on a national basis. 

J. William Moore '84 is a landscape techni- 
cian with Gavloid Brooks Landscaping Co. in 
Phoenix. Md. 

Rebecca Fisher Rrklniuih "84 is a social 
worker in the functional evaluation and treatment 
unit of the Spa Creek Center Genesis Elderciu'e in 
.Annapolis. Md. 

M. Dean S.u der '84 is associate pastor of Mt. 
X'ernon Mennonite Church in Oxford. Pa. 

Wallace H. L'mbercer '84 is the call center 
superv isor for customer services at the Philadelphia 
Electric Co. 

Richard Underwood '84 is a regional technical 
m.inagcr for Multiplex Co.. Inc.. in St. Louis, Mo, 



He and his wife. Christine, have two children: 
W'cslev and Christopher 

John S. BRxin '85 is an attorney with Birona. 
Cohen. Kunzman. Coley. Yaspin. Bernstein and 
DiFrancesco in Warren. N.J, 

Carol Benedick Cope '85 is regulatory coordi- 
nator for scientific staffing at Merck & Co.. Inc.. in 
West Point. Pa. She and her husband. William, have 
two daughters: Sarah Elizabeth, bom November 15. 
1993. and Morgan Victoria, bom on April 20. 1997. 

Todd S. Deli.INCER '85, .M'96 is assistant vice 
president and financial planning officer at Farmers 
Tmst Bank in Lebanon. Pa. Todd works with indi- 
viduals, businesses and non-profit organizafions in 
the area of investment management, retirement and 
estate planning. He also works with organizations in 
prov iding educational workshops for employees in 
managing retirement plan distributions. He resides in 
Leb;uion w ith his wife. Diane, and their two children. 

Jane Rlpert Dltton '85 and her husband. 
.\LLAN \. Dltton '85. welcomed a son. Peter 
Winston, on June L'i. 1997. They also have a daugh- 
ter Jenna. .Allan continues to teach music for Penn 
Manor School District in Lancaster. Pa. He is also 
the music director at First Methodist Church in 
Millersville. Jane is program director for the 
Child/.Adolescent Intensive Ca.se .Management and 
Host Programs in Lancaster 

Stephen E. Gar.nier "85 and his wite. Sisan 
Olin(;er Garnier '87. welcomed their third 
child. Timothy Fitzgerald, on July 21. 1996. They 
also have two daughters: .Amanda and Emily. 

D.W ID 'Y. Jones '85 and his w ife. Kristin, have two 
children: Derek Young and Gabnela Mei. 

J()N.\THAN S. Lee '85 is a phamiaceutical inside 
sales representative with Pfizer Animal Health in 
Exton. Pa. 

E.UR.\ Fowi.KR Mn ION "85 IS a business prcvess 
analyst for Hew lett-Pack;ird Co. in Rockville. .Md. 
She and her husb.uid. Roy. have a son. Timothy. 

Join Kli.lenben/ Collier "86 imuried J;mies E. 
Peeler in May 1997. She is a computer scienust for 
the Dep;mment of Defense. Fort .Meade. Md. She 
tutors algebra one night a week, participates in her 
church choir and plays on a co-ed volleyball team. 

Dr. Kent D. Henr\ '86 is employed as a senior 
scientist h\ the FT "MS Group. Finnigan Corp. in 
Madison. Wis. He and his wife. Patricia, have two 
children: Joshua .Abram and Jonah .Anthonv. 

Jl LIE 111 i( k .Macri '86 is director of bands for 
the Lodi I N.J. I Unified School Distnct. 

K\REN .\N"N RlLIFFSON MORENO '86 and her 

husband. Carlos, have three children: .Anthony. 
Monica and Vanessa, They recently moved from 
Escondido. Calif, to Glendora, Carlos is the chief 
engineer at the Ritz-Carlton in Pasadena, 

Jill D. Murray '86 is lui impon serv ice manager 
for the J. Crew Group, Inc, in Garfield. N.J.. and is 
in graduate school in international operations. Jill 
contributed to 7'/ic Impon Handhook by Deloitte 
and Touche and received her L'.S. Customs Broker 
license in 1993. She has also won several gold 
medals in figure skating competitions. 

D \NM I H. R VFEERTY '86 and his w ife. JiLL ROSS 
R\FLLRL\ "89. have a son. Daniel Patnck. Dan is a 



Fall 19Q7 



33 



police officer in Morris Township. Andoser. N.J. 
Jill is a human resources manaaer v\ith Chamiant 
Inc.. USA. 

RE\. Bl.vik J. W'ESTHOFF "86 and his w ife. Susan, 
welcomed a son. Nathan Blaik. on June 21, 1996. 

John M. Woods "86, a student at Gettj'sburg 
Lutheran Theological Seminar,-, sened as \icar in 
Str> kers\ille. N.\'.. in his internship \ear from Jul\ 
1996 to July 1997. John and his wife. BreNDA 
NORCROSS Woods '84, have returned to the 
Gett> sburg canipus for John's fourth year at tlie sem- 
inary. They ha\e two children: Rebecca and Andrew. 

Kathleen Hogan B.ajor "87 is US manager for 
Creative Direct Marketing International. Ltd. in 
Crofton. Md. 

Denise Heckler C.arev '87 and her husband. 
David, live in Lansdale. Pa., with their son. Joshua. 
2. Denise is the head field hockey and lacrosse 
coach at Pennbrook Middle School for the 7th and 
8th grade teams. She is also a substimte teacher 
during the oft'-seasons. 

M\RK E. CLffFORD '87 is an insurance agent and 
registered representative with Liberty National Life 
Insurance Co. in Gainesville. Ga. He and his wife, 
Nancy, have two children: Ke\ in and Enn. 

Christine Webster Hostetler '87 is a bene- 
fit.s/HRlS analyst with Pinnacle Health System in 
Hamsburg. Chnstine and her husband. DONALD W. 
Hostetler, Jr. '88, ha\e a daughter. Lyndsey. 
bom July 22. 1991 . Donald is a business analyst for 
Cynertech in Camp Hill. Pa. 

Nicholas T. Laco\ar.\ '87 is managing attorney 
of Lacovara. Gloeser, Lavara, and Levey and was 
appointed municipal court judge in Gloucester 
County, N.J. He and his wife. CHERYL BOLLINGER 
LaCO\ar\ '87. have one son. Nicholas Warren, 
bom on March 29, 1 995. Cheryl works for Tektagen 
in Malvem. Pa., as manager of biological testins. 



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Barbara Feaster Leer '87 and her husband. 
Len, welcomed their third son. Zachary David, on 
January 15. 1997. Their other two sons are Jonathan 
and Bradley. 

Karen L. Mackrides '87 is market analyst for 
IBM in Harrisburg, where she is responsible for 
competitive analysis, strategic planning and portfo- 
lio management for a segment of IBM's Global 
Services business. 

Ingrid B. Peterson '87 received her master's 
degree in curriculum and instraction from Narional- 
Louis University, and recently completed her third 
year of teaching an EMH class. 

Cl.av M. S.attazahn '87 and his wife. Monica 
HoBBS Sattaz.AHN '88. welcomed a daughter. 
Hannah Noelle. on December 20. 1996. Clay is sta- 
tioned in Yokasuka, Japan, serving as a MU3 trom- 
bonist with the 7th Fleet Jazz Band. 

RE\. Eric J. Shafer '87 and his wife, Robin, wel- 
comed a son, Zachary John, on May 4. 1997. Eric is 
associate pastor of Grace Umted Methodist Church 
in CarUsle. Pa. 

Ste\tn H. Witmer '87 IS a member of Phillips & 
Barker, Chartered's employee benefits practice group. 
Steve specializes in design, compliance and contro- 
versy matters associated with pensions, savings, exec- 
utive compensation and welfare benefit plans and 
anrangements. He has practiced before the IRS. the 
Department of Labor iind PBGC and has devoted sig- 
nificant time to issues that arise in the context of cor- 
porate acquisitions and divesutures. Steve started as 
an associate w ith the fimi after ha\ ing graduated cum 
hnide ft'om Harvard Law School in 1990. 

KRISTINE Krofp Betz '88 and her husband. 
Douglas, have one child. Molh Kathryn, bom on 
February 2. 1995, 

Erin Eshlem.an Blaine '88 is a training special- 
ist in the PB. Staff Development Department. 
Pennsylvania Blue Shield in Camp Hill. She 
received a master of education degree with a con- 
centration in training and development from Penn 
State University in December 1995. 

Dr. Christian S. HamaNN '88 presented his lat- 
est research in Tokyo. Japan, at the 17th Inter- 
national TRNA Workshop. 

Nanette L. Hanshaw '88 is a third-year smdent at 
North Carolina State Veterinary School in Raleigh. 

Robert F. Kraise '88 Is a store manager for 
Michael's Stores in Wayne, N.J. Robert and his 
wife, Lura. welcomed a son. Alexandar Karl, on 
March 10. 1997. 

Roberta Arbogast Lipman '88 and her husband. 
Allan, w elcomed a son, Zachary Allan, on December 
24. 1 996. They also have a daughter. Kelsey. 

Correction: PATRICIA J. MOLL MILLS '88 and her 

husband, Ivan, have two children: .Abigail and Isaac. 
Patricia is director of finance for the .American 
Wind Energy Association in Vienna. Va. 

URS N. SCHWABE '88 IS operations manager for 
Ryder Integrated Logistics in Miami. 

SUS.AN S. SCOTT '88 married Steven Hoskins on 
May 4, 1996. She is working on her doctoral dis- 
sertation research in linguistics at the University of 
Delaware. 

Ke\IN J. TH0\LAS '88, the band director at Truman 
Middle School in Grand Praine. Texas, is working on 
a doctor of musical arts degree in trombone perfor- 
mance at the University of North Texas and is a free- 



lance trombonist. Kev in and his wife. Shellye, who 
were married on Febm;iry 15, 1997, live in Dallas. 

Rosel^-nt: Trlbilla Watkins '88 is a pre-doctoral 
intern at the Friends Hospital in Philadelphia. 

Christlna E. Weber '88 is a caseworker for 
Childline Abuse & Registry in HiU Crest, Pa., and 
in Harrisburg. 

D.A\ ID K. Bush '89 has been admitted to the Curry 
School of Education's doctoral program in higher 
education at the University of Virginia, where he 
works as an assistant at the Center for the Study of 
Higher Educafion. 

LOR] Shenk Ditzler '89 teaches kindergarten in 
the Conestoga Valley School DisUict in Lancaster, 
Pa. She and her husband. Billy, have a daughter, 
Kayla Jean, bom on May 27. 1994. 

Dr. Davtd p. M\'ERS '89 is a senior project analytical 
chemist with LECO Corporation in St. Joseph. Mich. 

Chad E. S.avlor '89 is a communications special- 
ist for the Republican Caucus. Main Capitol in 
Harrisburg. 

DEIRDRE Bentney Stalntcker "89 and her hus- 
band. Edward, welcomed a son. Zachary Edward, 
on December 6. 1996. 

Martha J. Stockbridge '89 married Lawrence 
E. Hoyt. Ill on October 8. 1994. Martha is an 
administrative assistant for the Council of Churches 
and Synagogues in Stanford. Conn. 

Joy Mialmert Umstead '89 is executive office 
manager. UCM Consulfing. Inc. in Glen Mills, Pa. 
She and her husband. Greg, have one son. George, 
bom August 6, 1995. 

Deaths 

Richard Shye '82. May 5, 1996. 



1990s 



Sharon Boeshore BentvETT '90 and her hus- 
band. Robert W. Bennett. Jr. welcomed a son, 
Adam Robert, on May 31. 1997. 

Neil D. Biser "90 graduated from New York 
College of Podiatnc Medicine in June 1997. He 
started his residency at the VA Hospital in Lebanon. 
Pa., in July. 

Jill Morrett Boston '90 is a commercial lines 
group program underwriter for the PMA Group in 
Harrisburg. On December 30, 1995, she married 
Steve Boston, an actuary for the Pennsylvania 
Department of Insurance. Jill is pursuing her CPCU 
designation and has one more exam to complete. 

TAMAR.A Groff Brubaker '90 and her husband. 
Douglas, welcomed their first child. Benjamin 
Scott, on March 29, 1997. 

C'iNTHiA Watson Cowblrn '90 and her husband, 
Jared. welcomed a son, Tvler .Andrew. Januarv 15. 
1997. 

Kirk A. Cre.MER '90 is director/owner of 
Broadway Voice in Wyomissing. Pa. Kirk teaches 
classes in musical theatre, singing and acting to 
approximately 30 students. He is also employed 
regularly as a director and artist-in-residence by 
several area schools. He has been involved in 33 
shows and sull plays in a rock band. 



34 The Valley 



Heidi DerhammER ECK '90 teaches electives and 
orchestra as well as elementary strings. She is also 
the assistant band director and musical orchestra 
director at Lebanon High School, where her hus- 
band, Timothy Eck '90, is a music teacher. 

Brun L. Engle '90 and his wife. Doreen. have 
two children: Keenan. bom November 6. 1993, and 
Lauren, bom August 2, 1996, 

Marliese Miller Filbert '90 and David A. 
Filbert '87 welcomed their first child, Adam, on 
March 27. 1996. Also in March. Marliese coached 
the Burlington Township High School Girls 
Basketball Team to its first-ever Group 1 New 
Jersey State Championship. In August 1996. David 
presented his paper "Infomiation Technology and 
the Politics of Inequality: How Will the Cities Be 
Affected?" to a panel at the Amencan Political 
Science Association Conference in San Francisco. 

Rev. Christopher A. Frye '90 was ordained on 
March 9, 1997, as a Lutheran minister in the Salem 
Lutheran Church of Lebanon, Pa. He will be asso- 
ciate pastor of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran 
Church in Grosse Point. Mich. He is the son of 
TiLMAN R. FR\E '67 and NANCY KETTERING 
FR^E '80 and brother of D.A\TI) M. Fr\E "84 and 
Dr. Jonathan P. Fr\ e '85. 

Ann Wentzel Ginder "90 teaches 2nd grade for 
the Cocalico School District in Lancaster, Pa. 

Erica A. Habel '90 is auditor for quality assur- 
ance with TIMER.x Technologies in Patterson, N.Y. 

Helen Feltv Heidelbaugh '90 is executive direc- 
tor of the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic in Paoli. Pa. 

Cheryl La.mbert-Ent)\ '90 and her husband 
welcomed twins. Christina and Amanda, on 
Febmary 5, 1997. Cheryl teaches 3rd grade in the 
East Stroudsburg (Pa.) School District. 

Elizabeth A. Lengle '90 earned a paralegal cer- 
tificate from Hamsburg Area Community College. 
She is a copy editor/proofreader in the publications 
department of the Pennsylvania B;ir Institute in 
Mechanicsburg, Pa, 

Capt. John J. Maransk\' '90 is a senior consul- 
tant with KPMG Peat Marwick m Dayton. Ohio, 
where he does strategic planning and performance 
improvement consulting. 

Dr. Amy L. Paszkovvski '90 is a veterinarian for 
large and small animals; in June she opened the 
Elbertu .Animal Hospital in Elbcrta. Ala. 

Dr. SHEREE L. R^ BAK "90 mamed Jerry Meyers 
on May 25, 1997, in Baltimore. She is a postdoc- 
toral fellow at Oregon Health Sciences University 
in Beaverton. She received a Ph.D. in biological sci- 
ences from Carnegie Mellon University. 

Michelle A. Sullivan '90 is senior auditor/ 
consultant with Deloitte and Touche LLP in 
Philadelphia. 

Mechelle L. Thomas '90 is a phamiacy techni- 
cian for Merck-Medco R,x Services in Mechanics- 
burg. Pa. 

Shirley A. VanZant '90 is a case manager for 
HB Reese Candy Co. in Hershey, Pa 

Holly Deemer Zieber '90 is an assistant vice 
president/division manager at Fanners Trust Bank 
in Lebanon. Pa. She administers hanking activities 
of a cluster of branch banks in Palmyra, Cleona, 
Cedar Crest and the main offices. She was honored 




A License to be 
LVC Proud! 

Show the world you are LVC Proud by 
displaying an LVC license plate! 

The Alunnni Programs Office, in 
conjunction with the Pennsylvania 
Department of Transportation, is 
offering a Lebanon Valley College 
license plate to Pennsylvania resi- 
dents for the one-time fee of $20, 
plus annual registration renewal fees. 

For an application form contact 
Marilyn Boeshore in the Alumni 
Programs Office at l-80aALUM-LVC. 



as this year's Hershey -Palmyra Sertoman of the 
Year and named Eastern Central Pennsylvania 
Distnct Sertoman of the Year. 

Rodney A. Baii(;hman '91 is an admissions 
counselor and men's basketball coach for Lancaster 
Bible College in Lancaster, Pa. 

Kristen L. Ci:rr-\N '91 mamed Carl Alan Strayer 
on October II. 1997. She is a graduate student in 
biology at the University of Virginia in Richmond, 

Amy E. Earhart '91 has completed her prelimi- 
nary exams at Texas A&M University (TAMU) and 
has been admitted to candidacy for the PhD, in 
English. Amy's dissertation is tilled "Boston's 
'Un-common' Common: Refomi, Race Construc- 
tion, and Education, 1S00-1S65." She has been 
awarded a TAMU Race and Ethnic Studies Institute 
Graduate Student Mini-Research Grant for research 
at the Boston Public Library and received her fourth 
teaching award, the M. Jimmie Killingsvvorth 
Award in Excellence iind Innovation in Teaching, 
As graduate assistant for the Women's Studies 
Program, she assists Dr Pamela Matthews, the 
director, with research for a collection of Ellen 
Glasgow letters. 

Andrew C. HILDEBRAND '91 is an ad\anced stall 
accountant with Herbein and Company. CPAs in 
Reading. Pa. He deals in the area of taxes, estates 
and trusts, pensions and litigation. 

Stephanie .Arnold Kelle\ "91 is a customer 
ser\ ice representative at Pennsylvania Blue Cross in 
Camp Hill, Pa. 

Davn'n L. Martin Kline '91 is a microbiologist 
for Lehigh Valley Dairies. Inc. in Lansdalc. Pa, 

James P. McMENAMIN '91 is the department 
manager of Home Depot in King of Prussia. Pa. He 
and his wife. Jean, have a son. Jacob Michael, bom 
May 2. 1996. 

Beth Schalkoff Miskewitz '91 is executive 
secretary at Union Center National Bank in 
Union. N.J. 

Joseph F. RlL\rr '91 was granted lui MB .A. in 
finance from St. Joseph's L'niNei>it\ in December 
1995. 



jAMF„s J. Rt »|)V, 111 '91 and his wife. Pa.mela 
Merther Rii)i)\ '92. welcomed a son, James 
Joseph Ruddy, IV, on September 20. 1996. 

Dr. David Sandler '91 is a self-employed chiro- 
practor in Farmington Hills, Mich. 

SlZjVNNE E. Worcester Skills '91 and her hus- 
band, Stephen. ha\e two children: Mitchell and Macy. 

Andrew S. WanGMAN '91 is an inside salesman 
with AIN Plastics, a division of Thysses NA in 
Lancaster. Pa. 

Kftth W. COPENRWER '92 IS a grower-manager 
at Duwayne's Greenhouses in Hudsonville. Mich. 

Kristin A. Davis '92 married James Hoffer on 
June 7, 1997, in Zion's Evangelical Lutheran 
Church in Jonestown. Pa. Kristen teaches 6th grade 
with the Northern Lebanon School Disuict in 
Fredencksburg, Pa. 

Travis L. Emig '92 is senior chemist/coordinator 
at Lancaster Laboratones in Lancaster. Pa. 

Dr. Peter J. Fodor '92 graduated from the Ohio 
College of Podiatric Medicine in May 1997 and is a 
resident at the VA Hospital in Lebanon. Pa. He and 
his wife. SUZANN R\jKO\AC Fodor '93, reside in 
Lebanon with their son. Jacob. 

Jamie L. Heintzei.MAN '92 is a cost accountant 
for Polymer Dynamics, Inc., in Allentown. Pa. 

PATRICIA Fleetwood Klenk '92 and her hus- 
band. Richard M. Klenk '89. v^elcomed a 
daughter. Allison Taylor, on November 17. 1996. 
Patncia was granted a master's degree in education 
from Cabrini College in August 1996. 

Kenethia Staley Lee '92 is an accountant for 
Winchester Homes. Inc. in Baltimore. 

CHERIE N. Lingle '92 IS assistant entertainment 
manager for HERCO-Hersheypark in Hershey. Pa. 



Bye Bye Banking 

Philip J. Nourie "92 quit his banking job in 
New York City to pursue his acting aspirations. 
Recently, he was accepted into the Academy 
Playhouse, a summer stock theatre in 
Massachusetts. He performed in The Secret 
Garden. Bye Bye Birdie and Cabaret. He also 
sang in a jazz group. In mid-September he was 
scheduled to be in L.A. playing a minor part in a 
major motion picture b\ Casderock Films. When 
he returns to New York this fall. Phil w ill study 
acting at the William Esper Smdios and Weist- 
Baron Television School. 



Terrence M. Montevt.rde M'92 is \ ice presi- 
dent at Lebanon \'alle\ National Bank in Lebanon. 
Pa. He manages the Loan Re\ iew Department and 
IS responsible for monitonng the o\erall quality of 
the bank's loan portfolio. He and his wife. jAN L. 
Haneberg '92. have a son, .Arthur 

Dr. Tammy S. O'Roark '92 graduated from the 
L'niversity of PennsyKania \'etenn;in. School in 
May 1997. She is now a vctennanan in Hershey and 
Lebanon. Pa. 

Jennifer S. Peters '92 married Karl D. 
LIEDTK.\ '91 on May 25, 1997. Jennifer is assistant 
director of financial aid at LVC. 

Michael C. Pontz '92 mamed Denise Marie 
York on .Auaust 7. 1993. Thev welcomed their first 



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child. Meghan Mane, on Apnl 18. 1997. Michael is 
the branch manager of Allegiance Mortgage Group 
in Charleston. S.C. Denise is the senior .scheduling 
coordinator for Roper Hospital in Charleston. 

Molly J. R^smussen '92 teaches 7th and 8th 
grade world language and culture at Monson 
(Mass.) Junior High School. 

StaCEY L. SELDOMRIDGE "92 mamed John 
Pennington on April 19. 1997. Stacey is owner of The 
Resource Island in the Cleona (Pa.) Shopping Mall. 

Shawn T. Sna\'ELY '92 is school music represen- 
tative/sales consultant for Cagnoli Music Co. in 
Hershey. Pa. 

DiAjNE E. WenGER '92. former director of alumni 
programs at LVC. has received the University of 
Delaware Alumni Award for the best graduate stu- 
dent essay in history, Diane has completed course- 
work toward a Ph.D. in history of American civi- 
Hzation and American studies at Delaware and is 
preparing to take her qualifying exams during the 
next year. She is an adjunct assistant professor of 
history and American studies at LVC. 

Lesley L.aldermilch Woodward '92 is a 

teacher for the Littlestown Area (Pa.) School 
District. Her husband. VVilllam J. Woodward 
'90, is a scheduler/inventory clerk for Inland 
Container Corp. in Aspers. 

Dr. KRISTIE a. Zangari "92 was awarded the 
D.O. degree from Philadelphia College of 
Osteopathic Medicine on May 23. 1997. She is an 
intern al Community General Osteopathic Hospital 
in Harrisburg. 

DOI'GLAS M. ZOOK '92 m;imed Jayne Moore in 
January 1997. They reside in Kirkwood, Pa. Doug 
teaches and coaches football at Perry ville (Md.) 
High School. Last year his team made it to the Class 
A state semi-finals. 

Charles W. Bloss, rv '93 is a consulting actuary 
with KPMG Peat Marwick in Chicago. He and Kim 
were mamed on October 12, 1996. 

LORl A. Folk '93 married Michael Biirron on 
December 28. 1996. in Tamaqua, Pa. They reside in 
Norfolk, Va. 



Robert P. Frantz '93 is assistant district attorney 
in Schuylkill County, Pa. 

Wesley D. Geb '93 is a salesman for Weaber, 
Inc. in Mt. Wilson, Pa. 

Christopher R. Graver '93 is senior produc- 
tion analyst for Morrison Knudsen Corp., under 
contract to IBM Corp. 

Stephen M. Rand '93 is a shift personnel man- 
ager with Tyson Foods, Inc. in Van Buren, Ark. 

Stacy R. Hollenshead '93 and Eric A. 
Garonzik were married at Couples Resort in Ochos 
Rios, Jamaica, on October 18, 1996. Stacy is a 
counselor for behavior modification with Diet 
Workshop/First Step Fitness in Harrisburg. 

Donna Hevener Miller '93 and her husband. 
Randy Miller, welcomed a son. Benjamin David, on 
June 15, 1997. Donna is LVC's readers' services 
librarian. 

Jon K. Scampton '93 is associate systems consul- 
tant with Entex Information Services in Frederick. 
Md. He married Amber Riddle in March 1994. Jon 
continues to judge high school band competitions 
and teach computer networking part-time at George 
Washington University in Washington. D.C. 

Dr. Khristian D. Snyt)ER '93 is a May 1997 
graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric 
Medicine. He has begun a two-year surgical resi- 
dency at Veterans Hospital in Northport. Long 
Island. N.Y. 

Brian K. Welsh '93 is a marketing coordinator 
with TVSM in Horsham. Pa. 

DavTD a. AliLENBACH '94 IS an elementary music 
teacher for Randolph Township (N.J. ) School District. 

Matthew D. Barr '94 is a chemist in Bayer 
Corp.'s Phannaceutical Division. West Haven. 
Conn. He is attending graduate school at Beaver 
College, Glenside, Pa. and is enrolled in the mas- 
ter's program for physician assistant studies. 

First Lt. Jennifer I. Bo\reR '94 was deployed 
on November 22, 1996. from Fort Bragg, N.C.. in 
support of Operation Joint Endeavor, the U.S. mili- 
tary's peacekeeping mission in Bosnia. She had just 




England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales 
June 18-July 2, 1998 

London theatre and Westminster Abbey.. .the mysteries of 
Stonehenge....Waterford Crystal and the Blarney Stone.. .the 
breathtaking Ring of Kerry and Dublin"s"Fair City". ..a 
medieval banquet and a night in a Welsh castle... Scottish enter- 
tainment in Edinburgh. ..a stroll in Stratford-upon-Avon... 
All these historic sights and delights — and many more — 
await you on LVC s escorted 1 5-day tour of the British Isles. 
For a preview of the tour, plan to attend Slide Show Sign-up 
Night, December 8 at 7 p.m. at LVC's Kreiderheim. 
Cost: S2.932 includes airfare from Philadelphia,* lodging (double occu- 
pancy), 23 meals. 5 evenings of entertainment and departure tax. Children up 
to age 17: $2,332. 

For more information, contact the Alumni Office at 1-800-ALUM-LVC. 

*Other departure cities available for additional cost. 



taken command of a Movement Control Team 
when she was informed that her team would be 
leaving for the Balkans. Her team is in charge of rail 
movements for the entire theater (Hungary, Croatia 
and Bosnia-Hertzogovenia). 

Rebecca M. Brown '94 is special events coordi- 
nator for the YMCA of Saratoga in Saratoga 
Springs. N.Y. At the College of St. Rose in Albany, 
she is working toward a master's degree in elemen- 
tary education. 

Kelly Ann Burke '94 is a buyers' assistant for 
Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in New York City, 

Michelle L. Cunningham '94 is director of pub- 
lic relations for the Mount Hope (Pa.) Estate and 
Winery, and the Renaissance Faire in Cornwall, Pa. 

Denise E. Emery '94 works at Lancaster (Pa.) 
General Hospital as a cardiac technician in intensive 
cardiology. 

Andrea L. Eppley '94 is art director for Webber 
Advertising in Lancaster, Pa. Clients include the 
Hershey Bears. Penn National and Doc Holliday's 
Restaurant. 

Denita J. Foreman '94 is regional controller for 
WesU"a Construction. Inc. in Harrisburg. 

Matthew B. Frantv '94 passed both the CMA 
and CPA examinations and is working as an inter- 
nal auditor for AMP Inc., traveling to company 
locations worldwide. 

Susan Duff Fultz '94 is executive director 
of domestic violence intervention of Lebanon 
County, Pa. 

Thomas James Kennedy '94 mamed Jill 
Suzanne Hayes on May 17. 1997. in Blessed 
Katherine Drexel Church in Mechanicsburg, Pa. He 
is a branch manager with PENRAC Inc. in 
Lancaster, Pa. 

Shay A. Lentz '94 mamed Robert Holford 

'93 in the St. Rose of Lima Church in York. Pa., on 
August 24. 1996. 

Chad M. Ott "94 is an actuanal consultant with 
Reliance Insurance Co. in Philadelphia, Chad mar- 
ned Maureen Kaye Delaney on May 24. 1997. 

Regina Reed '94 mamed John Diller '91 on 

November 18, 1995, in Lancaster, Pa. 

Deanna Sanders-Hoar '94 is a medical technol- 
ogist for Health South Rehabilitation Hospital and 
Geisinger Medical Labs in Pleasant Gap, Pa. She 
and her husband, Curtis, have one child. CuUen 
Robert. 

Timothy' K. Sweigart '94 is controller of 
Purcell Construction Co. in Denver. Pa. 

Seth J. Wenger '94 is attending the University of 
Georgia's Institute of Ecology pursuing an M.S. in 
conservation ecology. 

Kristin N. Arnold '95 married CR.AIG A. 
Wolfe '95 on April 5. 1997. in the Assumption of 
the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in 
Lebanon, Pa. Kristin is employed by Lancaster 
Laboratories in Lancaster. Craig works for Hauck 
Manufacturing Co. in Lebanon. 

Richard D. Bruggeman '95 is retail department 
manager/buyer for Wilderness House in Boston. 

Crystal B. Cro«tno\'ER '95 has a new position as 
job developer/job readiness instructor for Goodwill 
Industries in Harrisburg. She attends graduate classes 
at Temple University's Harrisburg Campus. 



36 The Valley 



Ross A. DeNisco, in "95 is a senior analyst. 
Analytical Technical Senices with Warner- 
Lambert in Lititz, Pa. 

BR^AN R. EBERU' '95 is an engineer for Neu 
Holland-Nonh .-^menca in New Holland. Pa. Bryan 
and Sonja were mamed on .August 24. 1996. 

Tr.\CY L. For.n«.\LT '95 is finance director of 
Bums PhiUp. Inc. in Aukeny. Iowa. 

Anthont J. Geiss '95 graduated in May a.s a fire- 
fighter/EMT with the Indianapolis (Ind.) Fire 
Department, one of the top most respected fire 
departments in the nation. The firefighters respond 
to more than 80.000 emergencv calls a year and 
protect 800,000 people within 19.^ square miles. 

Kent E. Heberlig "95 is a member of the kitchen 
installation creu tor Kountry Kraft Kitchens in 
Newsmantown. Pa. 

Debor.\H S. Heidlalf '95 is group sales manager 
for Eden Resort Inn and Conference Center in 
Lancaster. Pa. 

Melvln R. Hellem. Jr. "95 is a technical/site 
representative with Pitnes Boues Management 
Service in Staten Island. N 'I' 

Lisa R\REN Hollowti sh '95 mamed Kirk E 
Litzenberger on May 17. 1997. The\ reside in West 
Reading. Pa. Lisa works at the law office of James 
Bucci and .Associates in Reading. Pa. 

Tr.\CEY a. Light "95 mamed Br\an Werner on 
May 31. 1997. in the United Church of Chnst in 
Myerstown. Pa. She is employed h\ Hershey 
Chocolate U.S.A. in Hershey, Pa. 

jENNiraR S. LIGHTNER '95 married Dan K. 
Tl'CCi "95 on Apnl 5, 1997. Jennifer is a middle 
school language arts teacher at St. John Regional 
Catholic School in Frederick. Md. 

Troy a. NEIDER.MYER '95 is the general manager 
of the Mt. Gretna Theatre in Mt. Gretna. Pa. He is 
owner/operator of Games Plavers If Tro\ attends 
Widener Uni\ ersity School of Law in Hamsburg. 

Ann M. O'Shea '95 mamed William Hammen on 
April 5. 1997. .Ann is an office administrator for 
ATC Associates. Inc. in Red Lion. Pa. 

Michael T. Pe.ACHEY' '95 is a graduate student in 
chemistry at North Carolina State Universit\ in 
Raleigh, He was an intern with Silicen Graphics 
Cray Research. Inc. in St. Paul, Minn., dunng the 
summer of 1997, 

Ke\IN J. Poole '95 is a medical student at the 
University of .Maryland School of Medicine in 
Baltimore. 

RlCRARD D. Ragno '95 IS musician .^rd Class, 
U,S, Navy in Memphis, Tenn, 

WlLLIAM R. Saltzer '95 IS engineer in 
charge/remote audio division, Sheffield .Audio 
Video Productions in Cockeys\ille. Md. He married 
Kathryn Hess on August 10. 1996. 

Harold L. Spangler '95 is an actuarial analyst 
with Reliance Insurance Co, in Philadelphia. 

Robert J. Trombetta "95 is an audit anal> st for 
PP&L Co. in C;xipersburg. Pa. His responsibilities 
include assessing operauonal eftecti\ eness of all gen- 
erational activities, including o\ersea.s affiliations. 

Michelle M. White '95 is a .^rd-grade teacher 
for the Cornwall-Lebanon School District in 
Lebanon, Pa. She is attending Shippensburg 




l-.iiliniiii; peak experiences during the alumni tour to the Canadum Ruekw- iJuh 2^- 
August 4. 1997) were: (front row. left to right): Judith Hamilton P'92: Liiis Chnstman 
Ceist '6S. P'98. P'OO: Estelle Berger Hartranft '59: and Judith Phipps P'95. I Back row) 
Robert Hamilton P'92: Andrew Phipps '95: Paul Geist P'98. P'OO: Elizabeth Ceist '00: 
.Aiuirew Geist '98: Ronald Hartranft: Gwendolyn Pierce: and Sharon Arnold, tour guide 
and associate professor of sociology. 



University part-time pursuing a master's degree in 
special education. 

K.ATHRY'N E. Yost '95 is resource coordinator for 
Schuvlkill County Mental Health/Mental 
Retardation in Pottsv ille. Pa. 

.Amy Aikens-Nan Siren '96 is an elementar\ 
teacher at H..A. Snyder Elementary School in 
Sayre. Pa. 

Janice B.\yer '96 married Jon.athan J. Black 

'94 on May 25. 1996. Jon is an audio development 
engineer for Son\ Electronics. Inc. in San Jose. 
Calif Janice is a 6th-grade teacher at H..A. Snow 
Elementarv School in Newark, Calif 

Carrie Jean Morton Bell '96 is marketing 
coordinator for Hershev Chocolate US,A in 
Hershey, Pa. 

SLZANNE E. ENTERLLNE '96 is .ADSoftware sales 
specialist with IBM Corp. in Cranford, N.J. 

.Alexandra \. Himmer '96 mamed John .M. 
Black '97 on Ma\ 17. 1997. at Hol> Ghost 
Orthodox Church in Phoenixville. Pa. .Alexandra is 
an administrative assistant at the law office of 
Sharon Gurak in King of Prussia. Pa. John is an 
assistant with Robert Half International. Inc. in 
King of Prussia. Thev reside in Pottstow n. 

Eric R. Hitett '96 and his wife. Juanita. wel- 
comed a son, Cody Eric, on March 2,5. 1997, 

Sonja Johnson '96 mamed .Andrew .A. 
MlRPHY '95 on June 7, 1997, .Andrew is a PC spe- 
cialist for .Arnold Industries in Lebanon. Pa, 

CECILY' D. JO\CE '96 IS enrolled in New York 
University's art therapy master's program. 

R\gna C. Lang '% is a substitute teacher in the 
Lebanon Countv (Pa. i School Distnct. 

J.A.SON D. McKlNLEY '96 is a graduate teaching 
assiKiate in Ohio State University's chemistry 
department in Columbus. 

Rebecca E. Miller '96 is an actuarial student at 
Reliance Insurance Co. in Philadelphia. 



Matthk" p. Minnkh '96 IS a loan officer for 
Resource One Mortgage. Inc. in Langhome. Pa. 

NLaRY K. Moffett "96 mamed PAUL M. BlTZ 
'96 on Julv 27. 1996. Thev are both teachers for the 
Pnnce George's Countv (Md.) Public Schi,xi|s. 

DlaNE J. Porter '96 is pursuing a Ph.D. in phar- 
macology at Penn Stale College of Medicine. 
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, in Hershey. 

.Amy Jo Rlsrxnan '96 mamed Paul William 
Powell on June 28. 1997. in .Assumption of the 
Blessed \'irgin Man Church in Lebanon. Pa. She is 
employed by Our Ladv of the X'allev SchcKil in 
Lebanon. 

Jill C. Schri;iber "96 is a substitute teacher for 
vanous school distncts in the Reading. Pa., area. 
She is also the junior high girls' basketball coach at 
Hamburg .Area School Dismct. 

Dawn ¥.. \\ ll Bl k '96 mamed BR.\NTX)N D. 
Heilman "96 in Julv 1996, Dawn is a Ist-grade 
teacher for the Central Dauphin School District in 
Hamsburg. 

Danielle E. Zimmkkm vn '96 is a financial sales 
representative for the York Bank in Lebanon, Pa. 

.ANTREA S. Hendricks '97 mamed Stephen S. 

Croyle '96 on June 14, 1997 in L\'C's Miller 
Chapel. Thev reside in Nashville, Tenn, 

J.\.soN D. Henery '97 is a chemistry and general 
science teacher for CcKalico Schcxil Distnct m 
Lancaster, Pa. 

\Villl\M T. Ki:pler M'97 is vice president of 
Dauphin Dep^'sit Bank in Hamsburg. He is chairman 
of the portfolio management committee at the 
Community First Fund, trea_surer for the South 
Central Pennsvlvania Chapter of Robert Morris 
.Associates and a member of the education commit- 
tee at .Asscviated Builders and Contractors. He joined 
Dauphin Deposit m 1988 ;ind has held several posi- 
tions in the bank's corpiirate lending gmup. including 
credit analv st. William is a resident of Lancaster. 



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37 



The Excellence Continues! 




For the fourth consecutive year, 
U.S. News & World Report has 
ranked Lebanon Valley College among 
the top liberal arts colleges in the 
North. Nationally, the college ranks 
in the top 6 percent of all regional 
liberal arts colleges. 

The newsweekly also identified 
Lebanon Valley as one of the best 
educational values in the North. 
It is ranked fifth among regional 
liberal arts colleges for its "operating 
efficiency." In other words, Lebanon 
Valley provides higher quality at 
a lower cost. 

The college also ranks in the 
top 3.5 percent of regional liberal 
arts colleges for student retention. 
Eighty-five percent of Lebanon 
Valley students return for their 
sophomore year. 



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