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Lebanon VALLEY College Magazine Summer 1998 ^ 

Campus I 
as Canvas: 
the Vision 

G. Daniel Massad: Recent Still Lifes 

Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery- 
May 21 -June 21, 1998 

"Obviously — have I 
overstated this? — the 
mere recording of 
fascinating detail is not 
what drives me. It is the 
image that drives me, the 
image and its embedded 
meanings, its power to 
absorb us briefly in its 
world and to return us to 
our own lives with clear 
eyes, calm hearts." 

-G. Daniel Massad 

G. Daniel Massad, Airangement with Pumpkin Stem, 

1997, pastel on paper, 16 x 16 1/4 ins.; 

The Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame 

G. Daniel Massad: Recent Still Lifes 
celebrates the recent achievements 
of the renowned Lebanon Valley 
College artist-in-residence who 
calls Annville home. Before opening 
in the Suzanne H. Arnold Art 
Gallery, this exhibition was on 
display at Tatistcheff & Co., Inc., 
New York (April 4-April 29). 

A master of meticulously rendered 
still-life works, Massad imbues even 
the most commonplace of objects 
with expressive tensions and 
underlying psychologies. By 
modeling forms in powerful lights 
and darks, Massad evokes the 
hidden story of the real, the poetry 
of the everyday. His works are In 
the permanent collections of such 
institutions as the Metropolitan 
Museum of Art, New York; the 
Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Art 
Institute of Chicago; and the 
National Museum of American Art, 
Washington, D.C. 

This exhibition is made possible through 
the sustaining sponsorship of ASK 
Foods, Inc. and Hershey Foods 
Corporation, as weU as a generous gift 
from Ellen and Nicholas Hughes. 

G. Daniel Massad, Per Gradus. 1997, pastel on paper, 
16 1/2 X 16 1/2 ins.; private collection 


VOL. 15, Number 2 

Lebanon Valley College Magazine 



14 News Briefs 

1 7 Sports 

27 Newsmakers 

31 Class News & Notes 

Ediior ]ud\ Pehrson 

Aisislant Ediloi : Nancy Fuzgerald 


Thomas Epler 

Ed Gruver 

Tom Hanrahan, Sports 

Susan Hess 

Mary Belli Hower, News Biicfs, 

Barbara Miller 
Laura Ritler 
Robert Smith 
Glenn Woods '5L Class Nolcs 

Desij^ner: tAiithia Kercher '86 

Dennis Crews 
Jerry Kahnoski 

Send mninicius or aLlilicss changes to; 
Office ol College Rcl.Uions 
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101 North College Avenue 
Annville, PA 17003-0501 
Phone: (717)867-6030 
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Valley College and distributed \\ uhoui 
charge to alumni and friends 

On the Ci)\er: :\ ;)/ki(i>giii;i/i and a 
drawin^Jrom the ic/lcjjc iir(:/n\cs s/unv 
what the caminis looked like in lSb7 
PUiHoy^ttij'h h\ jein K(i/iH(is/;i 

the Willev Tuagaznie is jiroiiiuetl 
appro.xnnately si\ months ui advanee ol 
when it is received by ils readership. .As 
such. Class Notes news received after 
production has begun will be inchulei.1 
In the next issue of the magazme. 

2 An Enxironmcnt for Learning 

.4 ( iil(i'i;c\ plwsu id scKi/ii; eiilnuues the Iciiniini; that takes plate there. sa\s 
ii \\eU-l;nii\\i\ histoi lan. 

B\ LAL RA Rrn 1 R 

Campus As Canvas 

Till' nuiie (lungs change, the ntme the\ lenuaii the siiiue iis the mllege 
CdMdiiius lis (iinijiiis cv/iiniMiiii pUins 

BYNANd LII/t,LlULI1,\.\DJ( m PillRSON 

6 Glory Days 

This scasi)n. the Indl uiis in .And\ Pdiiloo's eoiirt — ami he intends to keep on 
itiiniin^t; with it 


9 Seeing With the Heart 

Rejiisiiig to let hhiidiiess diiikeii hei di earns. Leslie Madei 'J.S lool:s jorwanl 
to a juiiire i)/ ser\ ice to (idicis. 


1 8 Science for Generation Next 

In lehaiioii \'alle\'s newest niiistei's degiee piognim. working teaJieis leiini /iin\ to 
make science tome alixe in the elassioom. 


21 Reducing the Fat of the Land 

R(>iuili/ Yaiger '6') helps eidorie eounters evei \wlieie lia\e then eake 
and eiil it too 


22 Educating Through Art 

I ehanoii Wdley guul — iind lonnei doodlelmg — C"lier\l Knl; .\i 
that a pu tuie lealh is niii(li a (liiiiisiiiul words 

BY IIICi\l.\s PPI 1 R 

: pi in es 

24 Famil)' Ties 

7/ii(iHi;/i (lie ii/'s and downs oj a jew il(>;cn li/<'(iiii(s. t/iiM' \\ est Hall ainmiuie 
hiiie MiiMiiiii/ (lie (i('s (lull hind. 

B\ NANl'i I irZcllULD 

I eslie Madei iind hei 
guide dog i(erlini; 
are a jamiliar sight 
on I iini/ii(s 

{Left to right I Matthew Green '00, Fatoumata Njie '00 and Beth Light '01 find the 
college 's lien- Peace Garden an excellent venue for discussions. 


By Laura Ritter 

The physical 
setting of a college 
is closely tied to 
the learning that 
takes place there, 
says historian 
Sheldon Rothblatt. 


For historian Sheldon Rothblatt, the 
challenge of today's colleges remains 
essentially the same as it has for cen- 
turies — to create a place in which 
something called a liberal education 
can take place. 

At a time when the campus of 
Lebanon Valley College is undergoing 
dramatic change. Rothblatt's talk 
before an audience of about 150 in 
Leedy Theater last October empha- 
sized the critical role of environment 
and space on the personal kind of 
learning that takes place on a college 
campus. A college must offer students 
quiet spaces where thoughts can wan- 
der, he said, as well as vistas and unex- 

pected views that give rise to creative 
and imaginative thought. It must also 
offer spaces where students and others 
can meet, interact and learn from one 

Rothblatt said that historically, the 
university and the college — while 
both centers of education and learning 
— are rivals and contend with one 
another for the soul of students of the 
future. Universities, he said, developed 
in cities. "They are large, sprawling 
centers in which masses of students 
acquire professional knowledge, under 
faculties largely oriented towards 
research." he noted. "Positioned histor- 
ically for mass education. uni\ersities 


"LVC is a learnino environment, an environment that's interesting. . . 

with many different iiinds of structures, paths, places to go and wander. 

It's a place where you're invited to go for a stroll with yourself." 

— Sheldon Rothblatt 

at the Lindergruduaic lexel are some- 
what impersonal, plural in oiillook. tol- 
erant, and they tolerate eccentricities, 
giving students freedom to live where 
they v\ant. and siLuly what lhe_\ waul 
across a diNcrsified cinriculiim." 

Colleges on the olhei" hand. ha\e a 
dilTerent. non-professional kind of edu- 
cation as their focus. Historically, col- 
leges have walls and are "boundaried. 
enclosed, protective of the young peo- 
ple inside."' he said. .Smaller and anti- 
urban by nature, a college is 
"humanistic rather than technical, 
devoted to developing character and 
independence in students. The curricu- 
lum is devoted not to imparting specif- 
ic knowledge needed for an 
occupation, but ""rather to make your 
life, your personal life, worthwhile."" 
Rothblatt said. Colleges are essentiallv 
aimed at the youngest students, he 
said, students once as young as 14 and 
today primarily under 2 1 . 

Contrasting the impersonal, highly 
academic life of the university with the 
personal, more intimate nature of the 
college. Rothblatt said the focus of the 
college was to prepare students, when 
they ""went out into the world to feel 
secure about thenisehes. armed with a 
deep understanding of human natuie 
and capable of becoming a leadei m 

Today. Rothblatt said, the university 
borrows from the concept of a college 
while the college borrows from the 
concept of the university. For example, 
he said, because manv students go on 
to university-based giaduale schools. 
the graduate schools exert a tremen- 
dous pressure on the curriculum of the 
college to turn away from its tradition- 
al focus. ""Similarly, nearly all universi- 
ties, imder pressure to become moie 
personal and intimate, have created 
within themselves a colleges of arts 
and letters, where students experience 
the undefinable yet obviously impor- 
tant atmosphere typical of the college 
environment."" he stated. 

To illustrate his views Rothblatt 
offered slides and discussed the devel- 
opment of the University of California 

at Santa Cru/ in the I96()s. as a univer- 
sity in search of a college atmosphere, 
compvised of discreet colleges so that 
""every student in the place would 
relate to something intimalc and 

He tlescnbcd the campus as a 
""series of lov\-rise buildings in the 
midst of the forest ... with no building 
so towering or imposing it can oppress 
the human si/e. ll has gardens, and ter- 
races that take advantage of the views 
and keep broadening the vision, lead- 
ing young people to see the possihilitv 
of life outside themselves."" 

He also presented slides ol a ""uni- 
versity college"" in Stockholm, called 
Sodertorns. located m what was once a 
iKtspital building. Though the facility is 
Lirban anti serves large masses of stu- 
ilents. Its ilesign also strives to incor- 
porate the college ideal. While 
Sodertorns aspires to be a university, 
"they are terribly eager lo mtiiKluce in 
student life something thev have no 
name for. but we have a name for: col- 
lege life,"" Rothblatt said. ""Thev want 
to personalize these interior spaces so 
thai when siudenls are wailing around, 
those spaces will he attractive, nice lit- 
tle gathering spots where students will 
stop to dial and perhaps have coffee. 

"It still looks like a university."" he 
added, ""but inside, they are trying to 
create some of the intimacies that go 
w ith a college."" 

Rothblatt believes the great battle 
between the model of the large, urban 
universitv and the small, relativelv iso- 
lated college is a conflict that is unre- 
solvable. Unfortunatelv. he said, "the 
whole collegiate idea is dving. increas- 
ingly more tlifficiill to maintain within 
modern iinivcrMlies devoictl to 
research. It's a fanlaslic pressure the 
universities exeit on colleges. Students 
plan to go on to universities for gradu- 
ate degrees, and the universitv thus dri- 
ves the college awav from its original 
shape, its original task." 

Still, he saitl. 'the college gets its 
revenge, lis revenge is to personalize 
the universitv. to force it awav from iis 
natural lendencv lo he bureaiicralic. 

large, and impersonal, to he a knowl- 
edge center, not a personal center, forc- 
ing it to hang on to the idea that it is 
possible to create spaces for young 
people so that thev have to collide, 
thev have to live and learn about one 
another in spaces that encourage them 
to think about attachments to other 
people and to life." 

The mission. Rothblatt said, and 
one that is currentK finding expression 
in the many building projects under 
way at Lebanon Valley College, is 
""creating an environment that is inter- 
esting and in some sense alive, in 
which the spirit comes to life." .At the 
same time, a college environment 
shoLild also coimieiact the luurowing 
effect of studv - "the solharv life of 
scholars w ho nev er get out of their own 
minds." he said. 

in a personal discussion after his 
talk. Rothblatt offered his impression 
of the transformation currentlv under 
wav on the L\'C campus. ""This will be 
a campus where students will have ... 
manifold experiences in an interesting, 
variegated environment carefullv orga- 
nized to make them wimdrous. hut also 
to appeal to something in their vouth."" 
he said. ""It's a learning environment, 
an environment that's interesting, with 
symbols 111 It. man\ different kinds of 
structures, paths, places to go and wan- 
der. It"s a place where vou"re invited to 
go for a stroll with vourself."' 

Rothblatt is a graduate of the 
L'niversity ot California at Berkelev, 
where he also earned his M.A and PhD. 
He was also named Idirman Student. 
King"s College. Cambridge Universitv. 
He has been honored with numerous 
aw ards and was a Shelbv Cullam Dav is 
Fellow at Princeton L'niversitv. as 
well as a winner of a Guggenheim 
Fellowship. He has written dozens of 
essavs and three bcmks. the most recent 
calletl /'/((• Mihlcru I'mvcvsiix and Its 
Disctuuvnts. published last year bv 
Cambridge Universitv Press. 

Laura Ritter is a staff writer for the 

Lchcincn Dailv News. 



By Nancy Fitzgerald 
and Judy Pehrson 

The college Is keeping an eye on Its 
heritage as It embarks on 
ambitious expansion plans. 

In the beginning, it was just a small town — a few hundred 
houses suiTounded by cornfields, nestled in the mountains, sit- 
ting alongside a meandering creek. But back in 1866. the 
founders of Lebanon Valley College saw something a little differ 
ent. To them, their little piece of Ann\'ille was something special. 
Free from distractions and far from busy cities, they disco\'ered the 
perfect en\ironment for a community of scholars embarking on 
learning and a \'ocation of ser\ ice. 

Now more than a century later, the mountains and the cornfields are still there, the Quittie still meanders 
through town and the campus is still a canvas. The picture we're painting is a little different, but the theme is much 
the same — creation of a campus environment for learning and ser\ ice. set against the backdrop of the twenty-first 

"The college is in the midst of a major transformation as we meet the needs of yet another generation of stu- 
dents — who demand not only academic excellence but also a spacious, beautiful campus with the best facilities 
and the most up-to-date technology," says President G. David Rollick. "It"s a major transformation, but also one 
which deepens our commitment to the college's mission." 

The college's new five-year physical therapy program, (see back cover) and the beautiful building which will 
house it. will continue the mission of ser\ ice to others. Rollick states. 

"Rhysical therap\ is also a natural outgrowth of Lebanon Valley's traditional strength in the sciences, " he says. 
"Our nationally ranked science programs will be an important component of the new program. There will also be 
a strong liberal arts component, which is in keeping with the tradition of the college. In addition, we intend to con- 
tinue to give the indi\ idual. personalized attention to students that we have been known for over the years." 

The new sports fields under construction are also in keeping with Lebanon Valley tradition, he states. "Athletics 
has always been an important part of college life at the Valley — an impressive 40 percent of our students play 
intercollegiate sports, and more than 70 percent participate in intramural sports. They will be able to take good 
advantage of the increased spaces for athletic and recreational activities." 

A new ba.seball field, varsity soccer field and soccer practice areas, comprising some 20 acres on the west side 
of Route 934. are nearing completion, as are a new softball field for the women's varsity team, football practice 
fields, and intramural playing fields in the area east of the Arnold Sports Center. Work on this 20-acre project, 
already 25 percent complete, will be finished this summer. In addition, a new field hockey stadium will be created 
next summer at the site of the present baseball diamond. 

Work is also well along on an environmental study area, including ponds and wetlands, which is being devel- 
oped on the five acres of land just east of the Arnold Sports Center. Scheduled to be completed this fall, the area 


will provide teaching and research opportunites for students and faculty, as well as a series of restful park land 
walkways for the entire campus commLinity. 

Bringing people and all of these new spaces together will be a system of walkua\ s and gardens which will 
connect the main campus with the expanded athletic fields and the en\ ironmenlal study area. 
Work will begin shortly on a pedestrian bridge across Route 434 to connect the east- 
ern and western sections of campus. In addition. impioNcments — both 
structural and landscaping — will be made to the bridge that currently ^^ 

tad tracks 



to Pollick. "The 
founders knew th;: 
era. We"re buildin 

To soke current parking problems on the main 
campus, the area on both sides of the existing 
football field will be developed into parking 
this summer for resident students and visi- 
tors to the Arnold Sports Center. Spaces will be 
provided for about 750 vehicles. 

"We are lortLuiate that the college has the land a\a: 

able to expand." sa\s [\>llick. "Man\ institutions do not 

ha\e this option. The athletic fields. en\ iroiimental study 

areas and wetlands under construction are a relatively 

low-cost and immediate means ol beautil\ing the 

campus and proxidmg facilities siudcnts want and 

v\ill use." 

A more spacious and beautiful campus is ke\ to 
attracting the students Lebanon Valley needs in order 
to grow, he adds. "Students and parents ha\e increas- 
ingly high expectations when thc\ \isit prospecti\e 
colleges, and studies show thai first impressions are criti- 
cal. While Lebanon Valley's campus iiad been renovated and 
impnned enormously oxer the jiasi decade, it still did not measure up to 
many of our competitors' campuses and facililies. The new jirojects we're undertaking 
will help close that gap." 

Most importantly, the new imtialnes will create a better einironment for learning, according 
physical environment of a campus is inextricably tied to the learning process. The college's 
it and created a campus which met the academic and spiritual needs for a liberal education of that 
g on that legacy to create a campus en\ iionment that fultllls the requirements of a new century." 

Ncincy Filzficiiihl is freelance writer Inised in Cleauii. 
Judy Pehrsou is executive director of collc'^c relatioits. 


Glory Days 

In a couple of Cinderella 
seasons, a once-rangy teenager 
is transformed into a champion. 

Bv Ed Gru\cr 

Franklin & Marshall men"s bas- 
ketball coach Glenn Robinson 
stood outside the visitor's locker room 
beneath Lynch Gym late in the e\'ening 
on Monday. January 1'^). I'-J'-JS. Just 
moments earlier. Robinson, a 27-year 
coaching veteran, had witnessed some- 
thing neither he nor the sellout cmwd 
of 1 .500 had ever witnessed before. 

For a span of 8:09 min- 
utes in the middle of the 
second half. Lebanon 
Vally College junior for- , 
ward Andy Panko scored 
25 consecutive points, a 
feat that max \er\ well 
rank not onh as an NCAA 
Division III record, but also a record at 
every level. The NBA record is 23 
straight, set b\ Bernard King of 
the New York Knicks in a 1^984 
playoff game. 

Panko finished the 81-69 win with a 
career-high 45 points, tying him with 
Howie Landa '53 for the third-highest 
single game mark in school history: 
Landa accomplished the feat in 1953. 
Don Johnson "73 owns the two highest 
marks. 56 and 49. both set in 1972. 

"We basically tried to keep him 
from getting the ball." Robinson said. 
"We didn't want him to hit any open 
"threes.' And he didn't , 1 don't think 
he made a single jump shot [from 
three-point range]. But he figured us 
out. and when he got half a step, he's 
just way too big to stop." 

A half-step may be all Andy Panko 
needs to beat opponents the quality of 
F&M. But the muscular 6-8, 205- 



pound All-American forv\ard has taken 
a series of long strides since his high 
school days as an undersized, seldom- 
used post player at Harrisburg's 
Bishop McDevitt High School. 

"1 knew he would deselop into a 
good player because 1 knew he would 
grow a couple of more inches." said 
LVC head coach Brad McAlester. who 
scouted Panko in high school four 
years ago. "1 also knew he'd grow 
physically because he was very, very 
weak in high school and had not 
touched weights at all. Once he learned 
how advantageous it was to lift, he fell 
in love with it and now he's one of the 
strongest guys on the team. 

"I can't say that 1 realized he'd be 
as good as he's turned out to be. but I 
thought he'd be good because he'd be 
facing the basket. But certainly he's 
reached heights that 1 thought and 
everybody thought were a little 
behind him." 

Everybody, that is. except Panko 
himself, who for the second season in 
a row led the Middle Atlantic 
Conference in scoring with a personal- 
best 26.1 points per game average — 
up a full point from last year's MAC 
leading total. He was named the MAC 
Commonwealth League Most Valuable 
Player for the second straight year. 

As a junior at McDex itt. Panko 
played the guard position, which helps 
explain his somewhat unique combina- 
tion of being a big man with a small 
man's dexterity. Between his junior 
and senior seasons in high school, he 
grew five inches, reporting back to the 
Crusaders in the fall of 1994 at a 
height of 6-7. 

.Switched from the backcourt to a 
post position his senior season. Panko 
became the pivot man on a team whose 
quickness dictated they play a free- 
wheeling, fast-break style. Had he 
been the middle man on a team that 
favored a low-post, half-court offense, 
Panko may have averaged more than 
the 1 7 points per game he posted as a 



"He never saw the ball." MeAlester 
said. "He had other kids on his team 
who were really athletic and did all the 
shooting, and they kind of put him 
inside and that's where he stayed. You 
really didn't see him on the outside 
perimeter until some of the all-star 
games. And that's when you saw what 
this kid could do." 

What McAlester and a number ol 
college coaches — incliidmg Robmson 

— saw was a rangy kid who could 
handle the ball, a kid with long aims 
who was still growing. McAlester sokl 
Panko on l^VC by showing him the 
perimeter ol the court. 

■"This." McAlester told the wide- 
eyed 17-year-old. "is where voLi're 
going to pla\ ." 

Panko tell in lo\e with the idea ol 
being a shooting forward on a program 
still basking in the success of the 19'-M 
NCAA Dnision III national champi- 
onship. As a junior and senior at 
McDevitl. Panko and his father. Dr. 
Andrew Panko. Sr. — a University of 
Scranton alum who hatl pla\ed the 
game in college as well — woukl sii in 
the stands at Lynch Gym and watch 
with awe and fascination as a bulldog 
guard named Mike Rhoades willetl the 
Flying Dutchmen to the top of D-lll. 

"Watching Mike jiisi ama/ed me." 
Panko said. "He was so good as a point 
guard. Yeah, we're different positions, 
but I admired the things I saw in him. 
especially his attitude toward the gamc 

— he just loved it. No matter whether 
it was a pickup game or what, he 
always worked hard. He wanted to 
win. and he always had thai hunger 
to win." 

Aihlv (cciUcr) is (inly ihc saonil pUnci' in Flyiiii; Diilchiiicii hiiskclhcdl 
hislnry to he twice iiciiiii-tl All-Amciittiii. 

.As soon as Panko committetl lo 
LVC. McAlester made good t)n his 
recruiting promise and ptit him on the 
perimeter where he could face the bas- 
ket. "He fell in lo\c with it." 
McAlester sank "He's a iialural scor- 
er and as his confidence grew, his 
ability grew." 

His Ireshman season saw Panko 
lead lA'C by scoring 369 points ami 
averaging 14.!S per game. He IclI ilic 
team in scoring 1 1 times, and had an 
1 1-game stretch in which he scored in 
double figures. He was rewarded at the 
end of the season w ith the Rookie of 
the "tear title in both the MAC 
Commonwealth League and the EC AC 
Southern Reuion. 

Opponents hoping to see him strtig- 
gle through a sophomore slump were 
disappointed. Improsing on his num- 
bers 111 assists, blocks, steals, rebounds 
and points. Panko produced a team- 
high 70.1 points and a 2.^.6 points-per- 
game average. The latter ranked him 
Lust in the M.AC and fifth in the nation 
in l)i\ ision III. His stunning season 
was highlighted on February 2,"^. L^)7. 
when he became the 22nd pla\er in 
school histor\ (and the quickest — Just 
.^0 games) to reach l.DUU points for 
his career. 

By the time he poured in a then 
career-high 41 points against Drew 
Uni\ersit\ on February S. 1997. the 
one-time skinny kid frt>fn McDe\itt 

"I never expected him to be a Mike Rhodes type - 

a take-charge, take-you-by-the-shirt, coal-region 

type kid. I thought he'd be very good and be a 

scorer, but never the sole leader of the team," 

— Coach Brad McAlester. 

Ciicich Ihciil Ml .\/i s/(7' ic(<ii;iii:i'il I'mikn's poiciiliiil Unir 

\cars cii;<> witcii lie saw him plu\ iii Hisliop McDcvill 

Hiiih School 111 Hanisbuiii. 

SPRING 1998 

was a well-known figure in Disision 
III. He led his team in scoring in 17 of 
their 28 games. Once so shy and timid 
he rarely started con\ersations, he has 
grown into a superstar player comfort- 
able with himself and his surround- 

"1 never expected him to be a Mike 
Rhoades type — a take-charge, take- 
you-by-the-shirt. coal-region type kid," 
McAlester said, "i thought he'd be 
very good and be a scorer, but never 
the sole leader of the team. Guard 
Danny Strobeck is still our leader as 
far as the ultimate guy who does all the 
talking, but Andy"s getting better at it 
e\'ery day." 

Strobeck and Panko have been 
roommates for three years and the 
junior point guard acknowledged that 
the two hit it off personality-wise from 
the start. "We click together." Strobeck 
said. "We know where each other is on 
the court and that's a good thing 
because down the stretch in a tough 
game, we need to go to him." 

Of course, pail of Panko's success 
has to be credited to his teammates — 
Strobeck, guard Keith Phoebus, for- 
ward Joe Terch, and center Dan Pfeil 
— talented players whose abilities pre- 
sent defenses from concentrating sole- 
ly on Panko. In addition, McAlester 
has developed Panko's physical 
skills and knowledge of the game and 
the combination of skill and strategy 
has helped Panko become arguably 
the best player in Division 111 at 
his position. 

By the end of his sophomore sea- 
son. Panko had been named MAC 
Commonwealth League Player of the 
Week four times and ECAC Southern 
Division Player of the Week three 
times. He ranked among the nation's 
leaders in scoring, field goal percent- 
age, free-throw percentage and 
rebounds, and he led LVC into the 
MAC title game and into their first 
berth in D-III's "Big Dance" (NCAAs) 
since 199.^. 

LVC's Cinderella season ended pre- 
maturely, but Panko put an exclama- 
tion point on the post-season run when 
he launched what is arguably the sec- 
ond most dramatic and memorable 
shot in recent LVC history — a 30-foot 
heave at the overtime buzzer that gave 
the Flying Dutchmen a classic victory 
over Wilkes University in their MAC 
semifinal sjame. The shot stunned the 

heavily favored Colonels, who 
stood stock still in disbelief 
along with the 3.000 or so fans 
who packed their gym. Only Jason 
Say's buzzer-beater at the end of regu- 
lation in the national championship 
game in Buffak) ( 1994) lanks ahead of 
Panko's shot for pure drama. 

Even now, a year later, that single 
play still brings a smile to Panko's 
boyish face. "The Wilkes game." he 
said, grinning. "It's a packed house at 
Wilkes, a great atmosphere, and you 
hit the buzzer-beater and go to the 
MAC championship. It's all you can 
dream of." 

Panko has continued to forge 
dreamlike performances in 1997-98. 
Named by The Sportliiii News as the 
Division III Preseason Player of the 
Year, he's lived up to that lofty title by 
again leading the team in scoring and 
rebounding. His 25.5 points per game 
average was seventh-best in the nation 
this season and, out of 28 games this 
season, he led the team in scoring 22 
times and in rebounding 17 times. In 
those same 28 games, he scored 20 or 
more points 19 times and 30 or more 

points 1 1 times. Postseason, he gar- 
nered a plethora of honors: The 
National Association of Basketball 
Coaches (NABC) named him Middle 
Atlantic District Player of the Year and 
a First-Team All- American for the sec- 
ond time; Basketball Weekly named 
him Di\ision 111 Player of the Year; 
Basketball Times honored him as 
Division III First Team Ail-American 
and Division HI National Player of the 
Year; and Columbus Multimedia 
recognized him as National Player of 
the Year. 

"He's phenomenal," said Juniata 
College head coach Rick Ferry. 
"Offensively, he does everything a 
player at this level can do, and then 
some. When 1 go out to recruit kids, 
even some of those that are at the 
Division 11 level are not close to him." 

Ex-Widener University head coach 
C. Alan Rowe agreed. "Panko can hit 
the three' or he can get a good first 
step and take you to the basket. He 
leaps well, which helps him get sec- 
ond opportunities on his shots." 

Second opportunities are some- 
thing Panko and LVC would have 
liked to have had when it came to 
the postseason in 1998. They took 
aim at a return trip to both the 
MAC title game and the D-III 
tournament, but were unsuccess- 
ful. Although LVC lost to eventual 
MAC champion Wilkes in the con- 
ference semifinal and missed out on an 
NCAA D-III tournament berth. 20- 
year-old Panko. an elementary educa- 
tion major who dreams of a career in 
professional basketball, looks forward 
to new seasons and a bright future. 
And through it all. he can count on the 
support of his family. 

"They stuck by me even at McDevitt 
when 1 was playing JV ball." he said. 
"They're my best friends. They're 
always there for me whether 1 have a 
good game or a bad game. They're 
happy with what I'm doing and I'm 
happy because I know they'll always 
be there. 

Basically, 1 feel like I'm living the 
glory days right now." 

Ed Griiver covers sports for the 
Lebanon Daily News. 



Leslie Mader doesn't 

let anything slow her 

down. Blind since 

infancy, she thinks of 

her disability as a 

stepping-stone on her 

path to success. 

Tentati\ely tiptoeing through Hfe 
isn"t the path walked by 24- 
year-old Leslie Mader "9S. a 
Lebanon Valley College senior who 
says she has "alwaNs jumped in with 
both feet."" She lo\es rising to a chal- 
lenge, and so far. irmst challenges ha\e 
met their match when they've faced 
this Lebanon woman who. blind since 
the age of one. is stri\ing toward a 
career goal of counseling so she can 
ease pain in other peoples" li\es. 

Leslie, always encouraged by her 
father, Royce Mader. Jr.. to "do e\ er\ - 
thing, and not ask for special pri\ i- 
leges,"' has taken his ad\ ice to heart. 
Her professors extol her talents and 
tenacity, and enthusiasm for life flows 
through her melodious \oice. 
Described as an "o\erachie\er." she 
spent a semester last Near stud\mg m 
Germany, is majoring in psychology 
and minoring in German and music, 
training as a \olunteer sexual assault 
counselor, and planning to get married 
in the next couple of \ears. 

with the 


Bv Barbara .Miller 

Leslie k)u>\\s she iciii depend on Sterlnii;. her i^iiiile iind eanipcinlon. 

SPRING 1998 

She is described by Dr. Sal Cuilari. 
chairman of LVC"s psychology depart- 
ment and one of her professors, as 
""\ery independent. It is amazing to 
watch her — I think a lot of our stu- 
dents find her inspiring. She's the type 
of student you wish all your students 
were like." 

Leslie doesn't want to sound like 
she's ""tooting her horn." but she does 
admit to being a nitpicker and a per- 
fectionist. '"I ha\'e always expected to 
do well m things. I have only recently 
learned to cut myself some slack. 
Learning has always come easily to 
me - it is a gift, and 1 am grateful to 
God for it." 

Leslie was a year-old infant when 
she was diagnosed with cancer. ""They 
tried radiation and chemotherapy." 
she explains, "but the cancer had 
begun moving along my optic nerve 
and they were afraid it would'se 
spread," she said. She has permanent 
prosthetic eyes. 

A 1991 honors graduate of 
L.ebanon High School. Leslie attended 
a school for the blind at the age of 
four, but after a year was ""main- 
streamed" in regular public school 
classrooms. She's grateful not to ha\e 
been segregated from her sighted 
classmates. ""If you li\e onl> with 
blind people." she insists, ""it keeps 
you isolated fiom the sighted commu- 
nity — and then they don't know how- 
to handle us when we're thrust upon 
them. It's better for us to have experi- 
ence with the sighted, whom we'll be 
spending the rest of our lives with. We 
live in a sighted world, and we need to 
learn how to function w ith them." 

A Quest for Success 

Froin the beginning, it seems. 
Leslie learned to function with flying 
colors. At the age of 1 1, she went on a 
backpacking trip on the Loyalsock 
Trail in Lycoming County. ""At first the 
school didn't want to let me go." she 
recalls. "But I went, and I did well." 

So it wasn't surprising when, dur- 
ing her junior year at LVC, she decid- 
ed to venture a bit farther afield, 
spending a semester in Cologne, an 
adventure in which she was encour- 
aged by Dr. Jim Scott, her German 
professor. "I was very eager to see her 
do the program," he says. "I felt it 
would help her to become more inde- 
pendent, and have a maturing experi- 

Leslie often uses Miller Chapel office faeilities 
iliirini; her time on campus. 

ence. There was some hesitation on a 
number of lines. Leslie and I were the 
only two people who thought she 
should realh do this." 

Most sight-impaired young people 
in Germany attend schools for the 
blind, so finding a host family for 
Leslie was a challenge — and a major 
irritant. But her persistence paid off 
when the college was able to find a 
blind couple to host her. "They were in 
their early 30s," explains Scott, "and 
both were professionals with careers, 
and they agreed to take Leslie. At first 
she was somewhat reluctant, because 
she doesn't like to think of herself as 
blind. But I did tell her that "This is 
the best situation you could have. You 
will be living with people who are 
what you warit to become. You will see 
how this works." So she went, and was 

a real highlight of the program. The 
director there told me she could 
not ha\e imagined the program with- 
out her." 

Leslie's decision to go to Germany 
came as no surprise to Dr. Stephen 
Specht. a professor of psychology and 
one of Leslie's teachers. ""The only 
thing I was concerned about was her 
dog and how she would get there," 
says Specht. who confesses he keeps 
biscuits in his office for Sterling 
Michelle, her black Labrador seeing- 
eye dog. As it turned out. Sterling 
adjusted famously to life in Germany 
— a little rambunctious the first 
week or so, she eventually adapted 
to her new surroundings. Her only 
faux pas was snitching a piece of 
toast from a fellow traveler in an 
airport cafe. 

"Leslie is very independent. It is amazing to 

watch her - I think a lot of our students find 

her inspiring." — Dr. Sal Cuilari 



Leslie, too, adapted quickly to 
German life — after a bit of initial 
homesickness and the inevitable cul- 
ture shock. But a bundle of mail arri\- 
iiiL' in October proved to be jusi what 
she needed. "For my birthday my par- 
ents had a bunch of people write lo me 
and they had all the letters brailled and 
sent them to me. I laughed and cried 
m\ uay through them." And once she 
got oN'er those homesick pangs, she 
went on to sa\or her new en\ ironment. 

"Cologne was absolutely wonder- 
ful," she says. "Studying abroad is an 
unbelievable experience, in terms of 
maturation and experiencing another 
culline. Well, it changed m\ life - 1 
met my fiance there." The lucky lellou 
is Raphael Netolil/ky, a friend of liei- 
host parents, who is blind in one c\c 
and has 10 percent sight in the other. 
"He does (.|uite well." she says, adding 
that he is winking toward the ec|uiva- 
lent of a master's degree in social 
work, and is employed as a probation 
officer. The couple aie unsure about 
whether they'll make their future 
home m the Ll.,S. or Ciermaiiy. 

Her experience in Germany may 
have been a precursor to more exciting 
adventures to come. "Two things 1 
would real!) lo\c lo lr\ — which 
would probably horrify some people 
— are hang gliding and skydiving." 
she says. "1 think it wiuild be an 
incredible expeiience. 1 would love 
to fly unfettered with anything, and 
these are two of the closest ways to get 
to that." 

Those w iio ha\c come to know 
Leslie wouldn't lliul her aviary aspira- 
tions unusual. 

"I met her as a student m interme- 
diate German," says .Scott. "1 was told 
1 was going to have a blind stutlent in 
my class — which 1 had no experience 
with before — and 1 was told she 
wouki be no problem. Well. 1 found 
this to he absokitclv true. She is a 
superb stutlenl who did all the work 
anybody else tlid lor the course, and 
did it extremelv well. She is preparing 
herself for a life that enables her to 
help other people, f hat's where she is 
most happy." Scott said, 

Leslie even met the challenge of a 
tough course like statistics head-on. 
"She never wants a break that's 
unfair." explains Spechl. "It's been 
great having her as a student. Because 
she is blind, she doesn't take notes - 
she just sits aiul listens to me. and is 

able to surpass 90 percent of the class 
in her performances on tests." With 
Leslie's needs in mind. Spechl devised 
tactile methods of teaching statistics, 
"so she can feel the things 1 was show- 
ing the rest of the class." (See sidebar.) 
"1 find Leslie challenges me as 
well," says Spccht. "It's great having 
her in class. It's sort of a symbiotic 
iclationship," Specht said. "I would 
say we are good friends, too. 1 lease 
her sometimes — I'll say. 'Leslie, your 
abacus needs some batteries."" 

Overc()minf» Obstacles 

While her handicap has certainly 
created some obstacles m her lite. 
Leslie points out. "Everyone has some 
thlTicullies. your cross to bear 1 don't 
think blindness has made it harder 
for me." 

She lives in her own apartment in 
Lebanon, having decided three years 
ago it was lime to jump from the nest 
of her parents' home, forging her own 
path aiul living pretty much the wav 
everv bodv else does — minus the tele- 
\ ision set. 

But setting up housekeeping pre- 
sented its own challenges. "Shopping 1 
loathe." she says. "Sometimes when 1 
shop with friends it can be fun. But my 
paients help w ith gioceries." She terms 
hci'sclt onlv a "rudiinentai v cook." 

whose sense of smell and taste — 
important gastronomic guides — were 
(.lamaged by the radiation she under- 
went as an infant. But she's looking 
forward to a richer culinary future: 
"My fiance is a wonderful cook, so he 
will do the cooking in our family." 

Without the gift of sight, Leslie has 
come up with some creative ways to 
go about the business of learning. Like 
many blind people, she hasn't both- 
ered to learn to write much other than 
her name, and relies on memorization 
to an astonishing degree. She never 
tapes lectures (listening lo them later 
puts her to sleep), relying instead on 
her excellent memory. "People marvel 
at this. hLit I L!uess I've honed it. I 

"I find Leslie challenges 

me as well. It's great 

ha\ing her in class. It's 

sort of a symbiotic 

relationship." says 

Dr. Stephen Specht. 

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memorize most phone numbers. And I 
don't usually take notes. 1 do study 
with friends after class — I tell them 
what 1 understand, and they tell me if 
I'm conect or no[. And often 1 do need 
the res'ievv." 

Back in elementary school, she 
relied on Braille books, but found that 
Braille takes longer and costs about 
S7.0()() for a book. "I'm a struggling 
college student and I can't afford that." 
says Leslie, who calls herself a "speed 
reader" of recorded textbooks. 

While studying doesn't faze her. 
research, on the other hand, "is a 
nightmare. It's like my hell — getting 
everything read and reread, and 
putting it in order." She listens to arti- 
cles on tape, or her father reads them 
to her. and she has him highligiit what 
she wants lo include in hei" paper. She 
puts her paper on tape, and then has it 
transcribed. Leslie is a proficient typ- 
ist, who uses an electric typewriter and 
a word procesor. But. she adds. "I am 
a computer moron." 

Most of her tests are done orally, 
■"the professors often read the ques- 
tions to me, and then write down my 
answers." she explains. Or. teachers 
will record the test on tape and ask her 
to record her answers. 

What's It like going through the 
obstacle course that Leslie runs every 
day of her life? Specht relates that dur- 
ing an exercise in which students were 
instructed to pick a handicap to try on. 
those who chose to be blind were sur- 
prised at how difficult and emotionally 
draining the temporary experience 
was. But. he points out. "Leslie said 
that to be honest, it's not really fair to 
judge from that experience, because 
when you are blind almost from birth 
you don't know what you're missing. 
She doesn't see it as a disability or 
handicap. She doesn't know any other 
way. so she said it's not so devastating 
for her. To me. that is a real good 
example of what Leslie is all about. 
There are practical barriers for her in 
the world, but it isn't an emotional 
thing, where she feels sorry for herself 
or is hampered." 

Leslie insists that adults who lose 
their vision have a tougher adjustment 
than someone like herself who grew 
up without vision. "They feel the loss 
more. 1 think," she says. But. she 
points out. those people do have the 
comfort of their memories. "I've felt 

"I am not deceived or distracted by visual 

stimuli. For example, to me, skin color is less 

than irrelevant. I don't know what people 

look like, so it doesn't matter." 

— Leslie Mader 

sad when someone tried to describe to 
me fine art. or the beauty of a sunset." 

Cullari. who had never taught a 
totally blind student before Leslie's 
arrival on campus, was uncertain, ini- 
tially, about what to expect. "I think 
we all had concerns at first," he recalls. 
"A lot of the classes involve sensory 
perception, and statistics, for example, 
is difficult enough for students who 
can see. To her credit she hasn't shied 
away from taking those kinds of class- 
es. At first I think we were not so 
much concerned whether she would be 
able to do the work, but whether we 
could accommodate her." 

And Cullari insists that the accom- 
modations haven't been very dramatic 
— the only adjustment to his teaching 
method has come in the form or oral 
exams. "We treat her as a regular stu- 
dent," he says. "Her dog is in the class, 
of course, which is usually not a big 
deal. Actually, Leslie adds a lot to the 
class, and always has a question or a 
comment to make." 

Sterling Michelle, Leslie's seeing- 
eye dog, is always at her side, and 
Leslie has become so attached to her 
canine companion that she doesn't 
think she'd trade her in for 20-20 
vision. "1 don't think I'd want to have 
vision," she insists. "There are so 
many things I would have to give up. 
Sight would not be worth trading my 
seeing-eye dog for. She is like my 
own child." 

Sterling will stop at curbs, and 
blocks Leslie with her body at the top 
of stairs or obstacles. Leslie learned to 
use a cane in third grade, but got her 
dog in 1991 when she was 17. 

Looking to the Future 

Leslie turned to psychology as a 
major because, she says, "People have 
told me I would be good at it, and I 
thought, 'That is something I could 
do.' And I genuinely like people, and 
feel a sense of empathy for them." 

After graduation this spring, Mader 
said she hopes to counsel survivors of 
sexual assault, and she's now undergo- 
ing training as a volunteer with the 
Sexual Assault Resource and 
Counseling Center. She'd also like to 
train as a domestic violence interven- 
tion volunteer. 

"I've known some people who have 
been assaulted." she says. "I don't like 
pain, and I want to do something about 
stopping it," she said. "It's difficult 
work, by definition painful. You must 
protect yourself, without becoming 
cold. It is a tightrope you have to walk. 
I feel I can do it — 1 mean, someone 
has to." 

Leslie feels that her blindness may 
even be an asset to counseling. "1 am 
not deceived or distracted by visual 
stimuli," she explains. "For example, 
to me, skin color is less than irrelevant. 
1 don't know what people look like, so 
it doesn't matter." A hindrance, she 
admits, might be that she can't watch 
body language. "But a sense of that, I 
think, 1 can get from voices. 1 think a 
lot of this work settles on feelings." 
And she figures her small stature may 
be less intimidating to people who 
may have been abused. 

Cullari agrees that Leslie has the 
makings of a good counselor. "I think 
she could bring a lot of unique things 
to counseling," he says. "Her whole 
attitude is so optimistic, never-say-no, 
and she is always wanting to improve 
things. I think having someone who 
had lo overcome so much in her life 
could add a new dimension to therapy. 
She has been very good at bringing 
that optimistic view of the world most 
of us don't have, and most of us 
haven't had to confront the types of 
problems she's had to confront." And, 
while she won't be able to pick up on 
nonverbal cues, such as body language 
and facial expressions, Cullari insists 
that she can make up for any lack. 
"She sort of has a sense about it. She 
may not see visual cues, but she is bet- 



ter at pickins: up the vocal kinds of 
cues that most people miss." 

A Sense of Joy 

No mutter what path her lite takes. 
Leslie is sure she'll enjoy the sounds 
she hears alony her way. "I remember 
people by their voices," she says. 
"Each voice is unique. And I'll be 
.singing anywhere and everywhere I 
am — I lose music." A self-taught 
pianist, she plays by ear and memo- 
ri/es all her music. And though she's 
also a member of the LVC concert 
choir, she does wish she could have 
done more with theatre or dancing. 
As a child, she remembers alwass 
wanting to be a ballerina, or a jockey, 
or a figure skater. "You ha\e to be tiny 
for all those things. The\ were a 
chikl's fantasy. Btil once I staitetl 
singing. I never looked back." 

While music has been her pleasure, 
her faith has hccii her gtinle. She 
strives, she sa\s, "in live as .lesus 
Christ did — to love one another. 
That's what we are called to do." Not 
suiprisingly, one of her hobbies is col- 
lecting angels, which she views as the 
archetype for people everywhere. 

Ever the optimist, Leslie embraces 
a philosophy of looking on the bright 
.side, "Have you ever just touchetl a 
bouquet of flowers? Or stopped and 
listened to a birdsong? These are 
things that sighted people miss. I think 
in terms of lextures. hot and cold. I 
have no concept oi color, no frame of 
reference whatsoever. 

Picture a young woman who's con- 
fident in herself and facing the future 
with joy and enthusiasm — that's 
Leslie Mader. With her circle of close 
friends she fits right into life at the 

Specht. who's observed Leslie 
interacting with her classmates, sees a 
young woman who knows how to 
experience the joy of friendship, ".She 
is very interactive with her fellow stu- 
dents," he says. "They love her and her 
dog. They are very helpful to her." ,\ikI 
when he sees Leslie and Sterling leave 
this spring, it will be with a mixture of 
joy and regret. "1 don't know what I'll 
do when they leave here." he says. "It 
will be a sad dav for me." 

Barbara Miller is a staff writer 
for the Lebanon bureau oj the 
Harnsbur}i Patriot. 




Dr. Steve Specht is 
the first to admit 
that he's no carpen- 
ter. But if you 
want to know about 
bell curves and bar 
graphs and any of 
the measuring tools 
that psychologists 
use to understand 
the mysteries of 
human behavior — 
well, he's your man. 
The problem was — 
how could he convey all this visual information to a student 
who's blind? When Leslie Mader enrolled in his statistics 
course, he knew he'd have to come up with a new way to help 
her "see" the visual examples that illustrate statistical con- 

The result is a set of "tactile boards," a crafty solution that 
helps Leslie understand the aspects of various quantitative 
analyses — the meat of a course required of every psychology 
major. A solid grasp of statistics is essential for all successful 
research or clinical psychologists. 

Each of Specht's boards demonstrates a different concept 
— from curves made of cord and expo.xy, showing positively 
and negatively skewed distributions, to scatterplot copper 
"BBs" representing positive and negative correlations. 

Another of Specht's innovations is a set of 23 wooden 
blocks constructed to form two frequency distributions with 
different degrees of variability. The blocks — one-by-one-inch 
pieces of wood expertly cut and sanded by Specht's sister, 
Michele Coupe — are embedded with copper BBs correspond- 
ing to Braille numbers. They can be placed manually at the 
appropriate places along the curve to help Leslie understand 
how a frequency distribution is built by accumulations o'i indi- 
viduals with scores of particular values. 

Touching these boards gives Leslie — who's had no \ isual 
experience — a way to "visualize" difficult statistical con- 
cepts. "This makes it real for her." says Specht. "For sighted 
students, everything 1 do is pictorial, so this helps me do the 
same sort of thing for Leslie, 1 keep thinking of ways to refine 
the boards. It's like writing a paper — there's never a time 
when you think viHi'rc realK done, "i'ou think. "Well, maybe if 
1 changed this one thing it would be better.' But Leslie is such 
a good student that wdrking with her is a new challenge to me 
as a teacher. It's alwav s fun — and 1 learn a lot as well." 

— Naiici/ Fitzgerald 




LVC on ice 

When yiHi think of ice hockev vou 
probably think of New England or 
Canadian teams or the Hershey Bears. 
Now you can add Lebanon Valley 
College to that equation. 

Beginning ne.xt fall, the inaugural 
Flying Dutchmen "icemen" will skate 
into the historic oval rink of Hershey 
park Arena. Head coach Allan 
MacCormack, a former two-time State 
University of New York coach of the 
year, has been busy recruiting and has 
received an enormous response from 
hockey players and fans alike. 

As MacCormack stated recently. 
"There has been an overwhelming 
amount of interest. The thought of 
playing for a college with a proven 
success record in both academics and 
athletics, combined with the opportunity 
to play all of your home matches on the 
Bears' home ice. seems to appeal to 
many quality student athletes." 

Mark Sunday. October 2.S at I p.m. on 
your fall calendar, and plan on being at 
Hersheypark Arena for opening night' 

Integrating marketing 

To bolster the college's marketing 
efforts. President David Pollick 
appointed Vice President for 
Advancement Deborah Read to chair a 
campus-w ide task force to create an 
integrated marketing plan. 

The task force reviewed various 
aspects of the college — academic, 
athletic, administrative. eo-cuiTicular — 
and determined Lebanon Valley's 
strengths, the major audiences we need 
to reach, and the most effective ways to 
reach those constituencies. The 
resulting marketing plan, which was 
presented to the Board of Trustees at the 
May meeting, will insure that the 
entire college communicates a 
consistent message. 

Task force members are Deborah 
Fullam '81. vice president and controller; 
William Brown '79. dean of admission; 

Networking grant 

The college will continue to 
electronically network its student 
residence halls thanks to a $2.^.000 grant 
from Bell Atlantic through the 
Foundation for Independent Colleges. 

Biiihani Kotch. Bell Atlantic Jixtricl maiuii;i'r, presents a 
$25,000 check ti> President David Paliuk. 

Inc. of Penns> Kania (FlC) for the 
Campus Technology Fund. 

FiC is an affiliate of the Association 
of Independent Colleges and 
Universities of Pennsylvania (AlCUP). 
The grant will be used to complete a 
project starteil in the early 1990s, when 

Greg Stanson '63. vice president of 
enrollment services; Elaine Feather, 
director of continuing education; Judy 
Pehrson. executive director of college 
relations; Lou Sorrentino "54. director 
of athletics; Andrea Bromherg. 
executive assistant to the president; Dr. 
Michael Day. chair of the Physics 
Department; Dr. Jeanne Hey. chair of 
the Economics and Political Science 
Department; Dr. Mark Mecham. chair 
of the Music Department; Wendie 
DiMatteo Holsinger. trustee; Bruce 
Rismiller. trustee; Wes Dcllinger '15. 
trustee; Kristen Angstadl "74. president 
of the Alumni Association; and Jeanine 
Schweitzer '98. student. 

A series of four subcommittees were 
also set up which include faculty, staff 
and members of the community. 

LVC began building the infrastructure 
needed to support a netw orking system. 

The award was one of six presented to 
AICUP's member schools from a grant 
competition that attracted 45 

applications. To 
receive the grant. 
Lebanon Valley 
College raised an 
additional SI 2. 5(K) 
for campus technol- 
og\ impro\cments. 
When the project 
is complete, stu- 
dents living in all of 
the college"s major 
residence halls will 
be able to connect 
their computers 
directly to the 
campus network. 
This will allow stu- 
dents to search the catalog of the college 
library or of any of hundreds of libraries 
around the world, to pick up an assign- 
ment from a professor via e-mail or the 
Web. or to retrieve a copy of a journal 
article for a paper — all from the conve- 
nience and comfort of their dorm rooms. 



1998-99 tuition/fees 

The E\ecuti\e Committee of the Board 
of Trustees approved tuition, required 
fees, and room and board for the 1998- 
99 academie > ear. 

For resident students, tuition and fees 
will be 516.610 and room and board 
$5,300. The new fee structure 
represents a 3.89 percent increase o\er 
1997-98. Commuter students at the 
college will pay SI 6.566 in tintion and 
fees — a 3.96 percent increase o\er 
last year. 

According to President Da\ id Pollick. 
"The college is continuing its efforts to 
keep increases below the five percent 
average for private colleges nationalls 
while still increasing the le\el of rncrit- 
and need-based financial aid." 

He noted that the college will 
continue its se\en-\ ear-old achic\enient 
scholarship program, which rew ards 
academic achievement in high school. 
Some 82 percent of our entering full- 
time freshmen receive one of the 
achievement scholarships. 

Business boost 

Some 350 students from oxer 20 high 
schools throughout Central Penns\I\ania 
got business ad\ice from L\'C trustee 
Wendie DiMatteo Holsinger. chief exec- 
utive officer of ASK Foods. Inc. Her 
keynote address for the annual Business 
Career Da\ tocused on the qualities and 
marketable skills emplo_\ers look for in 
business graduates. 

The da\ featured a \ariety of seminars 
presented b\ area business leaders. The 
sessions co\ ered human resource 
management, international business, 
marketing and sales, finance, and 
business applications on the Internet. 

Founders Day honoree 

The 1998 Founders Da\ celebration in 
February honored Leonard Washington, 
retired CEO of the Department o\ 
Veterans .Atfairs Medical Center 
in Lebanon. 

The Founders Day award recogni/es 
individuals w hose character and 
leadership, in the spirit of the tounders 

of Lebanon \'alle\ College, contribute 
to the enhancement of life in Central 

Washington joined the staff of the 
Lebanon VA Medical Center in 1963 as 
a professional social worker. He later 
held a series ol increasingly responsible 
positions w ithin the Veterans .Admin- 
istration, including in Washington. 
DC and returned to Lebanon in 
1982 to serve as CEO until he retired 
in December. 

President Pollick coniiraUtlalfs Lfontiitl 
Washiui;t(>ii. ihe I'^^H Foaiulers Day 
Awiird rc< i/iicnl. 

.Actixc in the coniniunit\ . Washington 
was a member of the planning com- 
mittee that designed the Leailcrship 
Lebanon \'alic\ Program and cunenll\ 
ser\ es as a board member for man\ 
communit\ organizations, including the 
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce. 

Washington has also appeared in 
numerous performances for the Lebanon 
CommiinitN Theater, the Theater ol the 
Se\enth Sister and the Phoenix 
Ra\enswing in Lancaster, and lor 
Kreider Brother Productions and 
KK Productions. 

W ashington holds a bachcKir's degree 
from Dillard Unixersity. and master's 
degrees in social wdrk from Howard 
L'ni\ersil\ and business administration 
from Northwestern Uni\ersit\'s Kellogg 
School of Manaiienient. 

Filled with pride 

It's been a >ear to remember for the 
college's marching band. The group, 
formally known as "The Pride of the 
X'alley." lived up to their name as they 
were enthusiastically met w ith numerous 
standing o\ ations both at home and at 
away games throughout the semester. 

"This is the best band in ni> I I \ears 
w ith the college." states Robert Hearson. 
associate professor of music and band 
director, who explains that one of the 
most amazing things about the band is 
Its student statt". "The thing that 
makes us unique is that students 
write and teach the shows. It's reallv 
a learning tool for them." 

The 1 1 -person student crew 
consists of drum majors: marching 
and maneuvering coaches; 
instructors in tw iriing. drum line, 
guard, ritle and silks; drill designers; 
and a \ isual coordinator. Hearson 
o\ ersees and advises, but lets the stu- 
dents use their creati\it\ and 
know ledge to develop the show s. 
For the past three \ ears, the band has 
been informallx known as "The 
Marching Hundred. " and is cunentl\ 
comprised of 50 percent music majors 
and 50 percent nonmajors. Next year's 
group also looks strong — Hearson 
expects (^2 new freshmen from this year 
to return, resulting in a total of 
120-130 members. 

There are several off-campus 
indi\ idiials w hose w ork behind the 
scenes has also been \ ital to the band's 
success. .Musical arrangements for the 
perlorniances arc written b\ Skip 
Norcott. a member of Quartet/Die 
Posaunen. with percussion/drumline 
w(irk arranged b\ Hearson's son-in-law. 
.lohn R. I;\ans. a musician who performs 
w ith the Naples Philharmonic in Florida. 
Hearson also credits Clxde Mentzer '34. 
a resident of the West Chester area, who 
lor man\ \ears has allocated funds to the 
marching band to help w ith travel 
expenses. "It's a wonderful gesture. " 
stated Hearson. who described Mentzer 
as an a\ id band supporter who is 
"alwaxs there lor us." 

SPRING 1098 

Winning Web pages 

The Career Planning and Placemen! 
Web home page, designed by Stan 
Furmanak. systems and reference librari- 
an, received a Silver Award from 
Adguide's Job Sites. 

The college's Web pages as a whole 
were recognized as outstanding in a 
recent study done b\ three researchers at 
Boise State University. Lebanon Valley 
was rated in the top decile of the 209 
public and pri\ ate colleges and 
universities whose Web sites 
were evaluated. 

You can \ imI the college's Web pages 
at: htpp://\\ 

Art sparks interest 

Joan Bertin. executive director of the 
National Coalition Against Censorship 
in New York, served as keynote speaker 
for the spring Humanities 
Colloquium. "Art Attacks: 
The Politics of Ciiltiire." 
The colloquuim 
explored the impact of 
artistic metlia 
and what 
happens when 
artists become 
iiudlvcd in the 
process. It also 
looked at 
and w hat 
when art 
inider attack. 
""Artists frequently 
celebrate our shared values, assimiptions 
and conventions, but they can also 
challenge or attack these same 
certainties." explained Dr. James Scott, 
professor of German and an organi/er of 
the colloquium. ""When artists push this 
envelope of expectations, communities 
— or parts of them — often push back." 

A local example of the collision of 
artistic and community \alues occurred 
last fall in Annville when a show 
entitled ""Sex Is Art" was canceled at the 

Union Hose Company because the 
community objected to its content. The 
colloquium examined that event in a 
panel discussion that occurred in 
conjunction with an art show. "Image 
Wars." in the Mund College Center, 
which featured u orks from the banned 
show, as well as other controversial art. 

The colloquium also included a film 
series, introduced by National Public 
Radio film critic Bob Mondcllo. The 
series was a combination of foreign and 
American films ranging from the new 
release. Wclcdiiic Id Siirajevd. to the 
classic black comedy. Dr. SirciiigelDvc. 

Other highlights included a dance per- 
formance by nicholasleichtcrdance of 
New York City, and a reading by award- 
winning author Lucinda Roy. Lectures 
were given by Sandra Levinson, 
executive director of the Center for 
Cuban Studies in New York; Dr. Hollis 
Clayson of Northwestern University; 
and Dr. Jonathan Weinberg of Yale 

Swedish visitors 

Kerstin Lonngren and Kjell Ostberg. 
administrators from Sodertons 
Hogskiila. a new public university in 
suburban Stockholm, spent two days in 
March touring the campus and learning 
how Lebanon Valley has successl'ull\ 
dealt v\ith increasing enrollment and an 
ever-changing physical plant. 

The two administrators spent a total 
of eight days in the United States. 
\ isiting Stanford University, the 
University of California at Bcrkelc\. 
St. Mary's College, and Northwestern 
University in Evanston. Illinois, before 
arri\'ing at Lebanon Valley. The\ took a 
particular interest in the landscaping at 
Lebanon Valley and commended the 
college for its crealix e use of space. 

luminary lectures 

Harvard Professor Robert Pound, one of 
three phvsicists who discovered Nuclear 
Magnetic Resonance (NMR). delivered 
two lectures at the college in April: 
'"From Radar to NMR — fhe Bemninas 

of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance" and 
"Weighing Protons." 

The discovery of NMR was a major 
scientific advance and has become wide- 
ly known through its application as a 
medical diagnostic tool (known as 
Magnetic Resonance Imaging) 

Pound was the ""electronic whiz kid" 
of the three young physicists who 
discovered NMR in solids in late 1945. 
He is a former chair of the Harvard 
Department of Physics, and has received 
numerous honors and awards, including 
the National Medal of Science in 1990. 
His visit was funded in part by a grant 
Irom the American Institute of Physics. 

Ten big ones 

Quartet/Die Posaunen celebrated its 1 0th 
anniversary as Lebanon Valley's 
trombone quartet-in-residence with a 
performance March 22 that turned into a 
tribute to retiring Dean William McGill. 
McGill was the person responsible for 
bringing the group to the college in 
1988. and the quartet acknowledged his 
help by presenting the a\'id baseball fan 
with two letters from the St. Louis 
Cardinals, a replica of a 193.5 Cardinals 
baseball cap and an autographed photo 
of baseball great Whitey Kurowski. 

High-tech delivery 

Music recording technology majors (left 
to right} Craig Underwood, Cindy 
Perroth and ,/. /4/('.v Lang display some 
sline-of-the-art equipment loaned to the 
college hy Tascam, a large producer of 
technic(d products for the music industry 
and a suhisdiaty of TEAC. The college 
also has an internship program with 
Tasciun. which Lang will he 
participating in over the summer. 



By Tom Hanrahan 

Sports Information Director 

Women's basketball 

(16-7. 8-6 MAC) 

Head coach Peg KaiitTman. behind a trio 
of senior captains, led the team to the 
college's best record since women's 
baskethall began in 1904. 

Chrissy Henise. Kathy Ziga and Tricia 
Rudis closed out their collegiate careers 
in dramatic fashion, leading the Fl\ ing 
Dutchwomen to the brink of the team's 
first-ever postseason appearance. LVC 
was a finalist for inclusion in the EC.AC 
Southern Region Championships but 
missed out by a narrow margin. 

Ziga and Henise were joined b\ junior 
Melissa Brecht and sophomore Serenity 
Roos as four of the Dtitchwomen's fi\e 
starters were named to the \\.\C .All- 
Academic Team in March. 

On the court. Ziga. Henise and Roos 
each established new school records for 
women's basketball. For her efforts. Ziga 
was selccied as a M.AC Commonwealth 
League Second Team .All-Siar. .Also. 
Rudis mo\ ed into 4th place on the 
college's all-time rebounding list; she 
finished with 610 lolal career rebounds. 

i. > 


Diitchwonuin Tcini Riihl sreiils the IhiII. 

Wrestling i2-\}. i-^maci 

Jtiiiior grappler Ted Kenimerling i24-.^M 
reeled off 19 straight wins lo start the 
season. He ended the season b\ t\ ing 
Rich Kichman '86 as the school's 
highest finisher in the NC.A.A Di\ision 
111 Wrestling Championships. 
Kemmerling. from Pine Gro\e. finished 
4th at the NC.A.As on March 6-7. 
becoming the 3th Dutchman to earn All- 
.American wrestling honors. 


During the regular season. Kemmerling 
placed 1st ( 150 poundsi at both the Kings 
College Monarch Tournament and at the 
LVC Gerald Petroles Tournament. 

Junior co-captain Larry Larlhey ( 177 
pounds), son of head coach Law rence 
Larthey '72. had a strong season, 
finishing second on the team with 16 
\ictories. Larthey was followed in the 
win category b\ sophomtire William 
Skretkowic/'s (27.3 pounds) 1."^ wins. 

Men's and women's 
indoor track & field 

Sophomore .All-.Amencaii .Ann Musser 
earned the women's Most Outstanding 
Athlete .Award at the M.AC Indoor Track 
and Field Championships, held February 
28 in the .Arnold Sports Center. 

Musser. from W'omelsdorf had a 
throw of l.'vl 1 meters (4.^-0 1/4) in the 
shot put. smashing the M.AC record. She 
also holds MAC outdoor records in the 
shot and discus. Musser has captured 
four .M.AC gold medals, two indiiors 
(shot) and two outdoors (shot and discus). 

.At the NC.A.A Dnision 111 Champion- 
ships in .March. Musser placed ."^th in (he 
shot put. throwing 1.^. 19 m (4.^-.^ l/4i. 
her fifth school recortl. and earning .AU- 
.America honors. Ha\ ing placed 8th at 
the 1997 outdoor national championships 
in the discus. Musser becomes the first 
two-limc All-.Amcnciin in track and field 
for Lebanon \ alle\ . 

Se\ en other Fh ing Dutchmen earned 
MAC gold medals. Richard Hopf a 
junior, defended his title in the men's 
high jump, clearing 6-6. and Jacob 
Tshud\ . a senior, cleared 1 .^-6 in 
capturing the pole \ault. which he also 
won in 199.3. Jana Romlein. a Ircshman. 
captured the women's 33-meter hurdles, 
running a 9.14 in the finals after setting a 
school record of 9.03 in the 
preliminaries. The men's 800-meter 
rela_\ also struck gold m 1:.^6.S1. with 
juniors Matthew Franks and Robert Dekle. 
sophomore Darnell .\IcKen/ic and senior 
Stephen Raab earning the top pri/e. 

Men's Basketball 

(20-8.9-5 M.AC. HC.AC 
South Champions) 
Coach Brad McAlcster guided the men 
to a 20-win season and 3 tournament 
championships in 1997-98. 


Junior tri-capiains .Andy Panko. Dan 
Strobeck and Joe Terch controlled the 
game when necessary, while sophomore 
starters Dan Pfeil and Keith Phoebus 
took over on occasion, as did freshman 
Steven Horst. Mark Wisler. the lone 
senior on the squad. pro\ ided mature 

The team missed out on the M.AC 
Commonwealth League title in the most 
exciting game of the season. The 
Dutchmen went to double o\ertime with 
.Albright before succumbing. Unfazed. 
LVC plowed through Allentown in the 
first round of the MAC playoffs before 
losing in the semifinals to D-lll Final 
Four participant W ilkes. 

During the regular season Lebanon 
Valley won the championship trophies for 
the LVC Rinsd Manjtwtte Invitatumal. 
the SpoiHiiii^le CItis.sIc at Franklin & 
Marslnill and the ECAC South Rfii'mn 
Chiiiupiojiships held at Lynch Hall. 

Men's and Women's 

(l-S. I -7 M.AC; i-9. 1-8 M.AC) 
First-\ear head coach Marv Gardner took 
o\er the reins not long before the season 
began and de\ eloped the tw n teams into 
M.AC competitors. 

Highlights of the season include a 
double win at FDL'-Madison. The men 
touched out a three-point \ ictor\ (31-48) 
behind the strokes of seniors Mike 
Huang and John Schmidt, sophomore 
Damon Da\ is and freshman Da\ id Keiser. 
The w omen skipped the drama and 
turned a 1 .^- 1 ."^ tie into a 1 1 S-6S decision. 

The women lose |ust three seniors from 
the squad and should return stronger than 
e\er next season. Veterans Shannon 
Jarmol. Daria KoxarikoNa. Stacy La\ in 
and Wends Warner gi\ e w a\ to a 
>outhful corps that feature junior 
Melanie Good; sophomores Carrie 
Clinton. Kristina Haines. Katie Riddle. 
Danielle Tucker and Kara Nagurnx ; and 
freshmen Janel Dennis. Shannon 
Feather. Janet Kennedy. Jessica Kindt. 
.Amy Lyons and Leah Semof'fskv . 

Feather turned in LNC's top mark in 
the M.AC Championships with a 12th- 
place finish in the l()()-\ard breaststroke. 

Lavin. Jamiol. Kovariko\ a. Good. 
Nagurny and Clinton w ere all named to 
the M.AC .AIl-.Academic Team in March. 

SPRING 1998 




By Nancy Fitzgerald 

Deep w ithin e\'ery cell of the human 
hod_\. inside the nucleus, is the long, 
tightly coiled strand that stores the 
genetic code for the entire organism. 
It's called deoxyribonucleic acid — 
DNA. It's the master plan that directs 
the activities of the whole body and it's 
a fingerprint for every single human 
being — nobody's DNA is exactly the 
same as anybody else'.s. 

Rich Benz talks about DNA for a 
li\'ing. A biology teacher and chairman 
of the science department at Wickliffe 
High School in Wickliffe. Ohio, he's 
been known to use everything from a 
fluorescent ceiling light to a SHnky toy 
to help explain the principles of DNA 
to the young people in his classes. So 
when the issue of DNA came up dur- 
ing the O.J. Simpson trial a couple of 
years back. Benz paid attention. And 
when the jury failed to con\ ict in spite 
of the DNA evidence. Benz was con- 
cerned. "The DNA evidence was legiti- 
mate, and the experts spent lots of time 
trymg to explain it. But when it came 
right down to it. it looked like the sci- 
entific evidence was ignored." 

Whatever your opinions on the con- 
troversial O.J. Simpson trial. Ben/'s 
concern raises an important point. 
"Science literacy is a critical issue." he 
insists. "That means yini can pick up a 
newspaper and understand the reports 
on the deadly ebola \irus. or know 
what your doctor means when you 
hear that you have bacterial pneunm- 
nia. or reach an informed opinion on 
human cloning or global warming, il 
means you can weigh the scientific 
e\idence when you are called to serve 
on a jury. It goes beyond being pre- 
pared for the workplace — although 
that's also critical — to acting as a 
responsible citizen in a democracy." 

Yet when it comes to mastering the 
basics of science. American students 
lag far behind their counterparts 

LVC's new Master's in Science Education 
is helping teachers preps^re a new 
Qenerat^ion of scientifically savvy 
kids, ready to make -their way 
in tomorrow's global village. 

around the globe, in 1991. when the 
Educational Testing Service conducted 
its International Assessment of 
Educational Progress (lAEP) of 13- 
year-olds. American middle-schoolers 
placed thirteenth out of 15 nations in 
science. More recently, in the Third 
International Math and Science Studv. 
released in June 1997. American 8th 
graders did worse than those in every 
other major intlustnalizcd nation, 
including Japan and Germany. "As a 
science educator. I take those reports 
very seriously." says Benz. who serves 
on the standards-setting committee 
of the National Assessment of 
Educational Progress, which is helping 
to establish guidelines for the US 
Department of Education, as well as on 
state standards committees. "Being 
thirteenth affects all our children, when 
they try to get into the same college as 
kids from abroad, or compete for jobs 
in the global marketplace. This is 
important to everybody." 

It's an issue that's especiallv impor- 
tant here at Lebanon Valley, where a 
brand-new master's-level program has 
been introduced to help teachers edu- 
cate, inspire, and excite new genera- 
tions of young scientists — and future 
citizens. It came about, pretty much, 
because one fifth-grade teacher found 
out — entirely by surprise — how 

much fun science can be. And she 
w anted other teachers, and other fifth- 
graders, to share in the excitement. 

"When I got excited about teaching 
science, it v\'as sort of like a religious 
con\eision." explains Maria Jones, 
interim director of the master's pro- 
gram. "I wanted to share that excite- 
ment with other teachers. But I found 
that there weren't many programs to 
help prepare teachers to go out and 
teach science — in Pennsylvania, there 
are only four in the v\hole state, and 
none of them are in this area." 

So Jones teamed up with LVC biolo- 
gy professor Allan Wolfe. It didn't take 
much con\incing. since Wolfe had 
been going into the local elementary 
schools for the past 20 years, providing 
classroom science experiences and 
short summer courses through the 
Parents' Comnuttee for Learning 

The result is the newly created mas- 
ter's degree program in science educa- 
tion, which debuted the fall 1997 
semester and currently enrolls 26 stu- 
dents. The program is targeted toward 
teachers who are out in the trenches, 
vMirking in elementary and junior high 
schools, and who want to learn ways to 
help their kids get their hands dirty and 
do science — not just hear about it. 
And for that to happen, teachers also 



CoiirseMork in the iiuislci's c/ smiK c cdiiciilicn proi^niiii includes n let oj luincLs-on piculuc. On n rcccnl fwld 
nip li> Qidtlic Park. (Ulinti pnitiiinn director McnUi Jones (rii;ln) and her students explored various elements in 
nature w Inch can he iiu hided in a teat liiiii; unit on the eeosxslein. 

have to overcome some negati\e per- 
ceptions — froii^ administrators, par- 
ents, and sometimes. e\'en the i<ids 

"There are all these obstacles out 
there about why you can't do science." 
Jones explains. "It's too e\pensi\e. it's 
messy, it's time-consuming. Well, here 
teachers learn how they can do science 
— and it's not so complicated after all. 
Last week, we learned how to put 
together a lab kit that contains some 
borax and some Elmer's glue — you 
literally just add water and your kids 
fmd out all about chemical change. It 
doesn't take \ery long, and it costs 
practically nothing." 

Let's Find Out 

It's that can-do. let's-fmd-out atti- 
tude that is the stuff of science, and it's 
also the backbone of Lebanon Valley's 
nev\'est academic program, .lones first 
concei\ed the idea back m 1944. short- 
ly after arriving at Lebanon Valley as 
the director of the Science Education 
Partnership, which pro\ides support 
and teachiim materials to clemenlar\ 

and iimldle-school teachers in a six- 
county radius. She'd already receixed 
a master's degree in science education 
from Clarion Universit\. and she knew 
what a difference it made in her own 
fifth-grade classroom at Lawntoii 
Elementary School in the Central 
Dauphin district. Wouldn't it be great, 
she thought, to have a program like 
that offered closer to home? So after 
enlisting Wolfe's support, the two went 
to work — like good scientists — 
doing a bit of research to test their 
hypothesis: thai if Lebanon Valley 
offered a science education pro- 
gram for v\orking teachers, people 
would come. 

Jones and Wolfe sent out question- 
naires to some .^.000 teachers in more 
than six surrounding counties, and the 
o\ erw helmingls positi\e response 
showed that there was enough interest 
out there to gel the program started. 
Brand-new this academic \ear. the pro- 
gram requires 24 hours of coinsework. 
as well as a six-credit research thesis 
and a comprchcnsne written exam. 
Classes are offered duriii!: the fall. 

spring, and summer semesters, so stu- 
dents can plan to complete the degree 
requirements in three years. 

Instruction — which is almost 
entirely of the hands-on \ariet\ — 
includes courses such as Principles of 
Ph\sical Science, which uses chem- 
istry concepts to make connections to 
e\er\da\ substances, establishing 
chemistr_\ as an integral part ot life. 
Other offerings introduce teachers to 
microscopy, fill them in on recent 
ad\ances m science, and help them 
make the connections between science 
and technolog\ and emerging ethical 
issues. .Although the program is target- 
ed to those w ith undergraduate degrees 
in elementary education, applicants 
with secondary science teaching 
degrees are also considered. 

But all that seems kind of — w ell. 
academic. To find out what the pro- 
gram is realh abiiut. we \isited a 
classroom recently, to watch some of 
the instructors of future scientists in 
action. Deep in the recesses of the 
Garber Science Center. Maria Jones 
holds forth o\er a space that's part lab- 

SPRING 1998 


oratory, part practice classroom, part 
teacher's lounge, as students recount 
the results of last week's assignments 
— a carefully recorded observation of 
the changes caused by sunlight on 
strings of colored beads — share 
teaching tips, and dig into tonight's 
lesson. By the time the evening's over 
they've learned to make recycled paper 
from old newsprint, and they've come 
up with some interesting ways to inte- 
grate the recycling experiment with 
social studies issues and language arts. 

This course — Science Education 
in the Elementary/Middle-School 
Classroom — serves as a model for the 
teacher-students to take back with 
them to their own schools, as partici- 
pants go about the sometimes-messy 
business of asking "How come?" and 
learn that it's OK to not always know 
all the answers. 

"Teachers think they have to be the 
givers of all knowledge," says Jones. 
"They worry about not knowing the 
answers to all their students" questions 
about science. But here they learn that 
they don't have to know it all. They 
learn to say to their kids, "Let's go find 
out together.' That's what scientific 
inquiry is all about." On a recent 
Wednesday evening, half a dozen 
teachers became students again, asking 
questions that lead them to their 
own discoveries. 

Discovery Zone 

In two's and three's, Jones's stu- 
dents are hard at work, absorbed in 
their tasks, employing pans of water, 
sheets of plastic needlework canvas, a 
kitchen blender, and a couple of paper 
clips as they transform soggy old 
newspapers into crisp new writing 
paper. Jones is scurrying from one 
group to the next, checking on 
progress, offering words of advice. "As 
students are working on an experiment, 
I like to walk around and take notes of 
their comments," says Jones. "It's a 
good lesson in observation, and it 
helps students figure out whether or 
not they let their expectations cloud 
their results. They can do that with 
their own students, too. It's a good way 
to keep track of who's on task, who's 
participating, who's observing. It can 
be a very worthwhile tool, when you 
read back their comments later on." 

The students she's observing are a 
disparate group. There's Jane Watts, a 

seventh-grade life science teacher at 
Cedar Crest Middle School in 
Lebanon, who grew up out in the coun- 
try, surrounded by nature. '"We were 
always doing outdoor things," Wyatt 
recalls. "I remember helping my 
grandma collect and dry wildflowers." 
Alongside her is Betsy Kreider, a 
self-proclaimed mall rat, whose knowl- 
edge of botany may have been gleaned 
from the potted plants outside The 
Gap. but who now fmds herself living 
in a farmhouse and helping her first- 
graders make connections between sci- 
ence and literature. "This course has 
been wonderful," says Kreider, who 
works in the Eastern Lebanon County 
school district. "I've used every single 
assignment with my kids. They always 
know when I've been to class because 
we do something fun in school the 
next day." 

Charles Harley is a 28-year teaching 
veteran who works at a junior high 
school in the Boyerstown school dis- 
trict, an hour and a half from Annville: 
Fong Ho, a recent graduate of Penn 
State Hanisburg is a long-term substi- 
tute teacher in Susquehanna Township. 
Margie Hall is a special-ed teacher in 
the Cornwall-Lebanon district, who 
sees the hands-on nature of science 
as tailor-made for the needs of special- 
ed kids. 

And then there's Crystal Egan, who 
isn't even a teacher — but thinks she 
might like to be. Egan, who's part of 
LVC's computer services user support 
team, has a degree in animal biology 
but discovered the fun of teaching sci- 
ence when she became a mom. "I've 
been teaching my daughter science 
since day one," she says. "I've found 
that I enjoy taking technical terms and 
relating them to human terms, and 
showing my six-year-old that science 
is cool. People don't realize how 
much science is linked with every- 
day activities." 

Working Connections 

More and more, science is also 
linked to our lives at work — whether 
or not we call ourselves scientists. 
"Competence in science is important in 
so many disciplines," says Terry 
Peterson, counselor and senior advisor 
to U.S. Secretary of Education Richard 
Riley. "Problem solving is central to 
science — setting out your problem 
and coming up with a hypothesis. That 

kind of scientific method is central to 
all kinds of jobs, from working on a 
production line, to working in an 
accounting firm, to working in any of 
the health fields. Even if your career 
isn't directly related to science, there 
are more and more jobs that require 
scientific skills — all workers, for 
example, have to be able to analyze 
data. And with self-directed teams and 
flattened layers of bureaucracy, you 
have to be able to solve problems on 
your own, not wait for the answers to 
come down from on high." 

But a scientifically literate work- 
force won't just happen, insists 
Peterson. "To get people to this level 
of proficiency, you have to start at the 
elementary level and build up science 
skills from there. And to do that, you 
need good teachers — and there's cer- 
tainly not an oversupply of well- 
trained science teachers." 

And that's what Lebanon Valley's 
effort is all about — sending well- 
trained teachers out into the front lines 
to fire up a new generation of inquiring 
minds. "Our experience with the 
Science Education Partnership has 
convinced us that elementary teachers 
are eager to learn science, and that 
they can do and inteipret science," says 
Dr. Alan Wolfe, chairman of the biolo- 
gy department and director of the 
Master's program. "They've returned 
to their schools and convinced their 
students that science can be fun. Many 
of our first students in the Master's 
program are these newly converted sci- 
ence enthusiasts, who have evolved 
from uninterested ""science-phobes" to 
knowledgeable ""science-enthusiasts" 
— and knowledgeable, enthusi- 
astic teachers produce excited, interest- 
ed students, no matter what the 
subject area." 

Nancy Fitzgerald is a Cleona-based 
freelance writer who contributes to 
national education and consumer 



Reducing the Fat of 

By Robert Smith 


ou probably don't know Ri)nald Yargcr '69. 
but chances are you've tasted the results of 
his labor. A scientist for Nabisco. Yarger is involved in the 

development of low-calorie triglyceride fats, the "secret ingredients" in reduced-fat foods 
consumed by health-conscious snackers the world over. 

"Nabisco has had a major program for about seven years, developing low-calorie fats \\n 
cookies and crackers." explains Yarger. who was part of the team that helped develop 
Salalrim. It is an ingredient also used in products like granola bars. Life Sa\ers. and 

Hershey's low-calorie chocolate drops. 

Yarger came to Lebanon Valley as a chemistry 
major — but he also brought ak)ng his love of music 
He was active in the marching band, the pit 
orchestra, and Phi Mu Alpha .Sinfonia. "i still pla\ 
the tlute. and enjoy it immensely." says Yarger. who 
leads a tlute ensemble and frequently plays at his church, "it's never quite left me." 

But science, it seems, was his llrst love. During the tumultuous da_\s of the 
1960s and early 197()s, as the Vietnam War raged. Yarger chose to keep his distance as 
he pursued his scientific studies. "Certainly on campuses all around the country there were lots of 
discussions and demonstrations about the war." he recalls. "But 1 didn't participate much. I found 
' security in doing the chemistry and science in the laboratory and hoped 1 wouldn't be called." 

As it turned out. Yarger had spent his undergraduate da_\s wiseh. A high lottcrx 
number spared him from the draft, and after graduating from Lebanon Valle\. he enrolled at 
Syracuse University, where he earned his Ph.D. Atler two years of postdoctoral work at the 
University of Pennsylvania. Yarger spent 12 years as a research chemist for General Foods. In 

1988 he landed a position at Nabisco, where he's been ever since. One of his 
projects was e\aluating the use of Olestra. the zero-calorie fat used in some 
chips and other snack foods. 

Yarger, w ho li\es in Madison, New Jersey, w ith his w ife 
Sharon, now fmds himself mo\ing away from laboratory, or 
"bench." work, and into product de\elopment. "I'm learning 
how to make these ingredients on a grand scale by \ isiting plants and 
working w ilh cUher manufacturers." ,\nd though he won't rexeal an\ trade 
secrets, he will say that he's now hard at wcirk on another ingredient, a 
low-calorie carbohydrate. "It is." he predicts, "the next wa\e oi' 
lesearch in the food industr}." '"^-..^ 

Rohcn Siiiiih is a Palinxni-bascd freelance writer. 

^rSgiil^G 1998 



The Cfl// (unpublished) 


'In the first grade, I got into 
trouble for drawing faces into the 
alphabet letters," she remembers. 
Now, Cheryl Kirk Noll does more 

than add faces to the 
printed word — she gives it life. 

Harriet Tubman, a biography ® Abrams & Co., 1994 

The Crane Wife'Q Steck- Vaughn, 1998 




througlr - - 


/ tr 


By Thomas Epier 

ow many of us can say that we've made a career out of something that used 
to get us into trouble? Cheryl Kirk Noll '72, a successful artist and educator, 
may be unique in this distinction. Noll, a resident of Providence, Rhode 
Island, remembers admonitions from more than one schoolteacher for her unsolicited doodling. Now she has 
just completed illustrating what she describes as one of her most inspired works. The Crane Wife (Steck- 
Vaughn, 1998). This 24-page children's book, which recounts the journeN' of a man and his discover)- of an ail- 
ing crane, was a joy for its illustrator. 

Parents and waiting-room patients may recognize Noll's work in Highlights for Children, and will join teach- 
ers in recalling her useful illustrations in The Ben Franklin Book of Easy & Incredible Experiments (John Wiley & 
Sons, 1995) as well as Where is Thumbkin? (Gryphon House, 1993). 

Multicultural themes recur throughout Noll's work. She has 
illustrated a biography of Harriet Tubman and done Micmac 
Indian and Japanese folktales. In 19i)5, she illustrated the series. 
Our Global Village Cultural Teacher Resource Guides for Canada, 
Turkey, and South Korea (Milliken Publishing). 

The child of a school superintendent, she grew up knowing the 
value of consciously expanding one's own worldview, and is shar- 
ing that knowledge with her teaching degree from LVC - most 
recently, through work with the "Artist-in-Residence" program of 
the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts. 

Now in her fourth \ear with the progiam, she leads groups of 
children in appreciating art, while teaching illustration as a 
"process" - from the need for an artist's work, through its research, 
development of a point of view, and completion of the actual work. 

"Freelancing has its advantages," she notes, "such as a degree of independence," which allows for flexibilit)' 
and time with her 13-year-old son, Philip. 

A native of Delaware, Noll found Lebanon Valley to be the "perfect place-very nurturing," a place where 
she met people who would remain important to her throughout her life. Just ask former roommate Dr. 
Stephanie Milkowicz Kirk '72, who married her brother And). Or her friend L\dia Kauffman Schnetzka "72, 
with whom she still shares enthusiasm for family and education. 

Mrs. June Herr '34, professor emeritus of education, was "one of those dedicated teachers who taught )ou 
how to teach by example," remembers Noll. "Professor Herr saw teaching as a noble profession." She adds 
that Herr has had a profound influence on her own teaching. 

The college also gave her the latitude to pursue her interest in art by encouraging her to design an uidepen- 
dent study that allowed her to creatively fulfill her education requirements. Among other things, she explored 
the "subjects" of her dorm in charcoal drawing. "I also did the life-sized portraits that came to life for Gilbert 
and Sullivan's Ruddigore" she remembers fondly. She'd sometimes tote a sketchbook around campus in those 
days — and a lot of her former classmates are lurking in its yellowing pages. 

So where does she get such inspiration toda\? She's no stranger to research - the local librarians in 
Providence know her by name. But "life underfoot" — what's around her, while she's working — adds fla\or to 
her ever-developing talent. 

"In the first grade, 1 got into trouble for drawing faces into the alphabet letters," she remembers. Now, 
Cheryl Kirk Noll does more than add faces to the printed word - she gives it life. 

Clurxl Kiik \oll in lur sliiJio. 

Thomas Epler is a staff writer for the Lebanon Daily News. 

SUMMER 1998 


West Hall provided a home-away-from-home 
for these former residents who forged bonds that 
have lasted a lifetime 

uckingham Palace ii dcfinitch' was not. 
W'csl Hall, sitting on the corner of 
Sheridan A\enue and White Oak Street, 
w as a hare-bones, no-frills dormitory — 
a t\vo-stor\' frame house with eight 
bedrooms, a single bathroom, and a parlor whose main 
attraction was a radio. 

But it was a remarkable place nonetheless, a home- 
away-from-home to a generation of Lebanon Vallev 
College women whose friendships have endured some 
fift\-odd years, from the tail end of the Depression into the 

early years of 
WVirld War II, and 
through the twists 
and turns of a few 
dozen lifetimes. 
West Hall is long 
gone, knocked 
dow n around 
1949 to make 
room for Lynch 
Gymnasium, but 
still the dorm's 
alumnae keep 
coining together, 
year after year, to 
talk about old 
times and share 
new experiences. 

"l think the 
reunions started 
even before I grad- 
uated in 1940," 

Ritul\ u> face the world from the from porcli of West 
Hall are. second from left to rifjht. Grace Cexer 
Aston '.I'y. Mabel Jane Miller '41. Audrey Fox '39. 
Frances Pnitzman Kauffman '41. and Dorothy 
Yeakel Horn '39. Joinini; them is a visitor from 
another donn. far left. 

says Esther Wise Hovis. "But 1 know that just about even,' 
year since then, we've met at one of our homes, or at a 
restaurant, just to touch base with one another Loiiking 
back, even,thing at West Hall was ver\- meager compared 
to college dorms today, but we were such a small group — 
there were only fifteen of us living there — and we all got 
along so well. We really enjoyed doing things together. 'VVe 
were more than just friends — I think w e'\e a]wa\s felt 
more like cousins to one another." 

By Nancy Fitzgerald 

That spirit of kinship brought six of the West Hall 
alumnae to Lebanon Valley on a recent earl\- autumn day. 
And o\er coffee and dessert the>' did what cousins alwavs 
do — trade stories, share laughs, and bring each other up 
to date on the ups and downs of their lives. The 
con\ersation revealed a college that seems in many ways 
quaint and old-fashioned but that sent some thoroughlv 
modern women out into the world. 

West Hall came fully equipped with a species unknown 
to toda\'s college student — a house mother — along with 
a rigid policv of curfews. "I remember the time my friends 
sent me out to Hot Dog Frank's to get them some franks." 
recalls Hovis. Tt was after hours, so to get back in. 
somebod)- had to pull me through a window, and I thought 
I was safe — until the house mother smelled the hot dogs 
and I ended up going before the jigger board. " the college's 
disciplinar}' committee. 

But even the house mother was included in the Sundav- 
evening tea parties that residents took turns hosting in 
their rooms. "We would ser\e whatever we'd been sent 
from home that week, or whatever we could find — 
sometimes it v\as just peanut butter crackers," recalls 
Peggy Bo\xl Fauber '41. "We'd talk about ever\-thing that 
was going on and hnd out what was happening with all 
our friends." And they recorded their Sunday-night 
meetings for posterity in notebooks that they've saved to 
this day — offering a glimpse into life at the College and 
the world be\ond in the late 1930s and early 1940s. 

College life w as a far more formal affair than it is today, 
with meals at North Hall sen.ed on linen tablecloths, and 
compulsor\- chapel serxices where places were assigned 
and enipt\ seats were conspicuous. .And extracurricular 
actixities were especiallx' popular — not onlv for their 
intellectual and social possibilities, but because thev 
allowed female students to stay out past their usual 
seven-o'clock wecknight curfew. "There was 
the German Club, and La Vic. and the Green 
Blotter Society," explains Martha Davies SJ 

DeHaven '42. "That was the literar\- ^ 

w e w ould write stories and ^ 


SUNKhER 1998 25 



poems and read them at meetings 
.And 1 was editor of La Vic mv 
senior xear" 


ports — then as now — were a great way 
for students to unwind after a long day 
of classes, and women could choose 
between intercollegiate field hockey and 
basketball, as well as intramural games between the dormi- 
tories. "We all had to play just to get a team together," says 
Hovis, an avid athlete who's passed her genes down to her 
grandson Matt White, now a rookie pitcher for the Tampa 
Bay Devil Rays expansion team. "And Miss Henderson, the 
phys-ed teacher, would take us to Philadelphia to see the 

Martha Davies DeHaven '42 and Phoebe Geyer Etter '42 <^rah their books 
and head for classes from the haven of 'West Hall. 

international teams, and to Hershey to see the Bears play." 
But some things ne\cr change. Coursework was rigor- 
ous, and standards — 
as well as expecta- 
tions — were high. 
DeHaven, who with 
classmate Bob Dressier 
was one of Lebanon 
Valleys first-ever 
psychology majors, 
also majored in 
English, history, and 
French. "I wanted to 
get my moneys worth 
out of my college edu- 
cation," she explains 
simph'. "We were 
expected to do well at 
a time when most 
women were expected 
to marry and have 
families. Being at 
Lebanon Valle); in the 
late 1930s, was one of 

the few times I felt equal, when I felt that ever\'thing was 

available to me." 

The women of West Hall took that spirit to heart and 

ran with it long after graduation. DeHaven went on to earn 

a degree as a registered nurse from St. Lukes in New York 
City and made a career in nursing administration and 
teaching, Hovis, a music major who discovered that 
nothing in life could ever be quite as difficult as pleasing 
music department chair Mary Gillespie, taught elementary 
school music in Franklin County for some thirty years. 
Grace Geyer Aston '39 also enjoyed a thirty-year career 
teaching music, retiring recently from her position in 
Hummelstown; Margaret Boyd Fauber '41 enjoyed a 25- 
year elementary school teaching career in Manheim. 

Frances Prutzman Kauffman '41, an English and 
German major and Latin minor, taught 
intermittently while bringing up a family of five. 
And English major Edith Metzger Booser '39 
forged a volunteer career that's still going strong. 
As president of the Interfaith Housing Board in 
Middletown, she helped establish a 126-unit 
senior citizen housing complex and set up an 
adult day-care program; now she's hard at work 
tr\'ing to build an indoor community swimming 
pool — she's already obtained a 525,000 grant 
Irom the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as 
part of their Faith in Action program. 

The West Hall alumnae are grateful to the 
college for a lot of things. "We knew everybodx' 
there," sa\'s Fauber, "and our education gave us a 
wonderful foundation." Aston agrees that the 
personal touch was a meaningful ingredient of 
her college years. "All of our classes were small, 
and we were together all the time — that really 
But when you ask these women, some fifty years 
after their graduation, what was the best thing that 
Lebanon Valley College gave them, Esther "Wise Hovis 
speaks for her dorm-mates and "cousins" when she 
answers without a moment's hesitation: "They gave us 
West Hall." 


Marqiierite Martin chats with 
Maiy Gillespie, the ever exacting 
Music Department chair. 

Six faithful West Hall alumnai gather for their yearly mini- 
reunion at Kreiderheim. fall 1997. Top: Frances Prutzman 
Kauffman '41. Peggy Boyd Fauber '41. Edith Metzger 
Booser '39. Bottom row: Martha Davies DeHaven '42, 
Grace Gexer Aston '39. Esther Wise Hovis '40. 





New faces 

Dr. Stephen C. MacDonald, w ho 

replaces retiring Dr. William MeCiill as 
dean ol the facults' and \iee president for 
academie alTairs on July 1. brings superb 
credentials {o the job. 

Currently associate dean of Dickinson 
College, he i<iincd Dickinson in H^.SN 
and has worn many hats. He has directed 
and taught in the Freshinan Seminar 
Program, overseen international el forts 
in curriculum and I'actilty deselopment, 
promoted teaching elTectiseness thiough 
the college's Teaching Center W ithout 
Walls, directed the summer scht)ol 
program. de\eloped and s\ritten grant 
proposals, and serxed as altirmatixe 
action officer. 

From 198.^-(S8. MacDonakI was liirec- 
torof the Central ['ennsvKania 
Consortium, w here he de\eloped and 
adminisiereil collaboi"ati\e intcr- 

insiitutional programs 
I in students, faculty 
and administrators at 
Dickinson. Franklin 
c^ Marshall and 
( rctl\sburg colleges. 
lie has also taught 
history at the 
L'ni\ersil\ of Maine 
at 1 oil Kent. 
Lynchburg College in 
Virginia and the Uni\ersity of Virginia. 

He rcccivetl a nuii^iui cum Uimlc 
bachelor's degree m historv Irom Tufts 
University and was named to Phi Beta 
Kappa. He earned a Ph.D. from the 
University of Virginia in iinKlern 
European histors . 

Between 19(i2-6.S. MacDonald ser\cd 
in the United .States Army w ith tours in 
Vietnam and Okinawa. Japan. 

He is the author of /\ Genmin Rcva- 
liitlon: Local Clumi^c and Coiiliiuiilr in 
Prussia. 1 9 1, S- 1 922 {New York; Garland 
Press, 1991 ) and a ntimber of Journal 
articles. He has also scrsed as a consul- 
tant on international programs, writing 
priigrams and freshman seminar pro- 
grams for seseral unnersities 
and collesies. 

Virginia K. Hand has been appointed 
director of the Lancaster Center, replac- 
ing Barbara Denison. Hand served as an 
adjunct lecturer in psychology at 

Alvernia College, 
and. before 
relocating to 
served as director 
of continuing 
edtication at St. 
Thomas .Aqtiinas 
College 111 Sparkill. 
Ncu "I'ork. She 
completed a 
bachelor's degree in liberal arts and 
sciences as an adult student at 
St. Thomas Aquinas and a master's in 
counseling from Long Island University. 

Ann He.s.s Mvers 

has been named 
director of Annual 
(living. She 
comes from 
College, where she 
was associate 
director of college 
relations in the 
div ision of external 

affairs. She holds a bachelor's degree 

from Kenyon College. 

Kelly Alsedek is 

the college's new 
director ot 
replacing Jane 
Pakida. She was 
formerly director of 
publications at 
Dickinson College, 
and also served as 
assistant director of 
iniblic relations at Ciettysbiirg College. 
She is an awartl-w mmng tlcsigncr who 
holds a bachelor's degree in biology 
with an art minor from Gettysburg 
College. She has also studied art. art 
history, graphic design and advertising 
at Penn State L'niversity and the '^'ork 
Acatlemv of Art. 

Brian Lemma has 

been named loan 
coordinator for the 
linancial aid office. 
He was formerly 
employed by the 
Osteopathic .Medical 
Association as 
public relations 
/public affairs 
coordinator, and holds a bachelor's 
degree from l^li/abethtovMi College. 

Julia Harvey has been appointed tech- 
nical services librarian, replacing Alice 
Diehl. who retired in December. For the 
last seven years. Harvey serv ed as coordi- 
nator of OCLC and Information Services 
at PALINFT. a library network consor- 
tium 111 Philadelphia. She holds a bache- 
lor's degree from Cedar Crest College 
and master's degrees in library science 
from Drexcl L'niversitv and in education- 
al atlniinistration from Rider College. 

Joseph R. Dillon .|r. 

has been named 
assistant director of 
Media Services. ,-\ 
l^-n)? graduate of 
Lebanon N'allev . he 
previouslv was 
emploved as a 
freelance audio 
engineer tor Fox 
Sports. Disnev and 
the Kennedv Center. 

Kohin Mover has joined the advance- 
ment stal'f as a part-time development 
assistant. She is a I'-)'-)! graduate of 
Lebanon Vallev and worked in the annu- 
al gi\ iiig oil ice during her lour vears as 
a stLideiu. 

New titles 

Carolyn Lauver has been appointed 
director ol development. Lauver |oined 
the college in P)^)2. and has served as 
the director ot annual giv ing. the 
associate director of development, and 
as the acting director of development. 
Her new responsibilities include 


managing the o\erall development 
operation, which encompasses major 
gifts, planned gi\ ing. annual gi\ ing. 
research, and gift processing. 

Pamela Lambert "96 has been 
appointed assistant director of annual 
giving. Lambert has been with the 
college tor 1 years, most recently 
serving in the annual giving position in 
an acting capacity. Her responsibilities 
include managing the phonathon. the 
senior class gift dri\ e. and reunion gi\ ing. 

Joins the board 

John .\. Synodinos. president eiuciitiis. 
has been named to the Board of 
Trustees. He was president of the 
college from 1988 to 1996. 

Research srant 

The Ex.xon 
loundation has 
awarded a S.'i.OOO 
research grant to 
Dr. Carl VVigal. 
associate professor 
nl chemistry. The 
grant supports the 
elforts of Wigal's 
research group inves- 
tigating the de\'elop- 
ment of new methodologies for the 
region-specific synthesis of quinone 
derivatives. Quinones are naturally 
occurring compounds found in all living 
systems. Synthetic derivati\'es of 
quinones are used as medicinal agents 
and antioxidants. The grant represents 
Exxon's continuing support of 
$15,000 over the past three years for 
Wigal's efforts in undergraduate 
chemical research. 


Dr. Dale Summers, professor of educa- 
tion, received the Student Council 
Award for Teaching during the 
Founders Day ceremonv. This is the" 
second year in a row that he has been 
recognized by students tor excellence in 

In addition. Alpha Phi Omega — Nu 
Delta received the President's .Award on 
Founders Day. The coed service 
fraternity was honored for contributing 
over 1,000 hours of service to both the 
collese and the community. 

Math whiz 

Jason Lee "99. a 17-year-old math and 
physics major from Malaysia, ranked 
67th on the prestigious William Lowell 
Putnam Math Competition exam. He 
was among 2.? 10 people across the 
United States and Canada w ho took the 
test in December. 

Those who know Lee aren't suiprised. 
He scored a pert'ect 800 in math on the 
SAT test when he was just 15. His 
English score was 720. even though his 
native language is Malay. The 
Harrisburg Patriut featured Lee in a 
recent issue. 

Honorable mention 

Beth Paul "98. a 

political science 
major, was named 
Honorable Mention 
in USA Toihiv's 
ninth annual All- 
USA College 
.Academic Team. 
She was chosen 
from a field of 1.194 
students nationwide 

and was one of 55 students to receive an 

honorable mention. 

Making the srade 

Dr. Barbara Vlaisavljevic. associate 
professor of accounting, passed the Bar 
Exam after attending Widener 
Uni\ersitv on a full scholarship and 

graduating fourth in 
her class. She began 
the three-year 
program at Widener 
ni the fall of 1995. 
attended classes 
year-round and 
graduated in 
December of 1996. 
In addition to her 
studies at Widener. 
she also attended the law school of the 
University of Geneva in Switzerland 
during the summer of 1996. 
Vlaisavljevic plans to use her law degree 
in her ciuTcnt tax practice. 

Chris Kortright. campus security 
officer, has successfully completed the 
Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officer 
Act 120 certification course. 

Dr. Leon Markowicz. professor of 
received an individu- 
alized Master of Arts 
in creative writing 
froin Antioch 
College in Yellow 
Springs. Ohio. He 
completed the degree 
during his sabbatical 
last year. 

Maria Jones, interim director of the 
master of science education program, has 
been accepted into the doctoral program 
at the Pennsyhania State University. 
University Park campus. Her area of 
study is curriculum and instruction, with 
a concentration in science education. 

Elected to serve 

Dr. Owen Moe. professor of biology. 
v\as nommated and unanimously elected 
president of the .Middle Atlantic 
Association of Liberal Arts 
Chemistr\ Teachers. 

Dr. Susan .Atkinson, professor of 
education, was re-elected to a two-year 
term on the Middle States Council for the 
Social Studies administrative board. 

Dr. Donald Kline, assistant professor 
of education, has been elected to the 
position of 1998 vice president 
for the Pennsylvania Science 
Teachers Association. 

Dr. Arthur L. Peterson, president of 
Lebanon Valley College from 1984-87. 
has been named president of the Center 
for the Stud\ of the Presidencx 
in New "^'ork. 


Dave Evans, director of Career Planning 
and Placement, was quoted in a story in 
the Los Angeles Times entitled. "How to 
Handle the Thorny Problem of Modest 
Grades." The article also appeared in the 
Dallas (Texas) Morning News, the 
Louisville (Kentucky) Courier-Journal. 
and the Allentown (Pennsylvania) 
Morning Call. 




Campus writers 

Judy Pehrson. execuli\c director of 
college relations, had an op-ed piece piih- 
lished in the March 13 edition of Tlw 
Clin.stiiin Sciciu c Moiiitar. Entitled 
"Disgruntled C'hniese Workers Miss the 
'Iron Rice Boul."" the article was based 
on her obser\ations as a Fiilbright 
lecturer in China during the I996-Q7 
academic year. 

Dr. John Kearney, professor of 
English. \\ role an op-ed piece on the 
Middle East which was picked up by 
Scripps-Howard Nev\ s .Service and seiu 
to 380 papers aroimd the countr\ . 

Dr. .Sal\atore C'ullari. chair o\ the 
Ps\cholog\ Department, co-authorcii a 
receiitK released 
textbook entitled 
Fi>iiihhili<iiis (if 
Clinical Fsycluil(>\i\. 
The book is designetl 
for senior under- 
graduate students or 
first-\ear graduate stu- 
dents in clinical 
psycholog) courses. 
Published b\ .AlKn 
and Bacon, the book includes chapters 
by Cullari and l.'i other writers. 

Dr. (iary (irieve-Carlson. professor 
of English, wrote resiews of Terri 
Meister's Mtivcmcnt and Modernisnt: 
Years, Eliol. Lawrciue. Williams, and 
Eai'h Twcniicdi-Ccnuirx Daiuc: .lanis 
HaswelTs Pressed Agmnsl Divinity: 
W.H. Yeats's Feminine Masks: and Mark 
Richardson's The Ordeal at Rahert 
Frost: The Poet and His Poetics for 
Choice. He has also written the entry on 
Charles Olson's poem. '"The Distances."" 
for Salem Press's Masterplots II: Poetry. 
Dr. Louis .Manza. assistant professor 
of psychology, is the senior author of a 
chapter in the Handbook oj Implicit 
Learninii. a recent scholarl\ text edited 
by Michael Stadler and Peter Frensch. 
and published by Sage Publications. 
The chapter. "Artificial Grammar 
Learning and (he Mere Exposure Effect: 
Emotional Preference Tasks and the 
Implicit Learning Process." pro\ ides an 
overview of Man/a" s research, which 
focuses on unconscious cognition, con- 
ducted over the past four years. The 
chapter w as co-authored by Diane Zizak 

and Arthur Reber. both from 
Brooklyn College. 

Dr. David Laslvv. professor emeritus 
ol psschology. and Samuel Mudd of 
Gettysburg College have written an 
article that will appear in the 
.Administration and Policx in Menttd 
Health ./oiirnal this fall. The study 
concluded that psychiatric patients' 
ratings of services can be \alLiable in the 
assessment and management ot 
psychiatric ser\ ices. The article was 
titled "Program Image Ratings of a 
Psychiatric Facility as a Measure of 
Svstem Performance." 

Dr. Philip Oles. assistant professor of 
chemistry, had a manuscript. "Fractional 
Factorial Experimental Design as a 
Teaching Tool for Quantitatne 
.Analysis."" accepted for publication in 
the .loiirnal ol Chemiial Fihicalion. 

Dr. Carl Wifjal. associate professor 
ol chemistiA . had a manuscript accepted 
for publication in the .hnirniil of 
Chemual Fducatuni entitled 
"Determining the Authenticit\ of 
Gemstones Using Raman 
Speclidscopv ." The work was co- 
authored b\ cheinisirv ma|ors .Varon 
.\ponick "98. Kniedio Marchozzi "96. 
and Cynthia Johnston 'S7. adjunct 
professor of chemislry. 

Dr. Donald Byrne, professor of 
religion and history, had a poem. "The 
.Accountant's Daughter." accepted for 
publication in the spring issue of West 
Branch (Bucknell L'niversity ). Four 
other poems, were published in the 
December issue of The .\lin;a:inc of 
Speculative Poetry. The editors have 
nominated the latter poems for The 
Pushcart Prize Will: Best ot the 
Small Presses. 

Song Wenwei. \ isiimg prolcssor 
from Nanjing Uni\ersity. and Judy 
Pehrson. executive director of college 
relations, had articles published in the 
i'niversity F(niim on Collei;e Fni^lish 
Teaihiiii;. a Chinese education journal. 
Song's article was entitled "The Role of 
Optimal Input in Language Learning and 
Teaching." and Pehrson's was titled. 
"Integrating Languag 
.lournalism Course." 

Dr. Jaciyn Fov\ler-Frey. director of 
academic services, published a refereed 
article entitled "Issues of Culture in the 
English as a Second Language 
Classroom" in the February issue of the 
PA.ACE Journal of Lifeloni: Learnins;. 

Busy artist 

Dan Massad. artist-in-residence. spent 
two davs 111 October as a visiting artist at 
the University of Oklahoma, lecturing 
on his own work and giving critiques on 
the work of graduate students in the 
School of Art. In addition, two of his 
pastels w ere in a show at the Southern 
Alleghenies Museum of .Art ("Dramatic 
Realism: The New Baroque"). 
In .April, he was featurd in a solo 
exhibition at the Tatistcheff Gallerv in 
New York. 


President David Pollick served as a 
presenter for the Council of Independent 
College's Presidents Institute. Pollick 
led a session enlilled "Fresh .Approach 
to Helping Students .Afford Tuition." 
with Sanuicl Speck, president of 
Mtiskingiim College. 

Dr. Sharon Clark, professor of 
man.igcmcnt. taught a course entitled 
"Caring w ith Cultural Sensitiv itv"' at the 
Governors School for Health Care, an 
annual program for 150 gifted high 
school seniors from throughout 
Pennsv Ivania. The five-week program 
was held at the Univcrsitv of Pillsburgh 
Medical School. 

Dr. Carl W'igal. associate professor 
of chemistry, presented a paper entitled 
"Integration of Molecular Modeling into 
the Chcmisirv Laboratorv Curriculum" 
at the 214th National Meeting of the 
.American Chemical Societv held in Las 
Vegas. Ncv ada. The paper w as co- 
authored bv Dr. Richard Cornelius. 
professor ol cheniisirv . and Jeffrey 
Raher "97. .Also attending the meeting 
w as .Aaron .Aponick '98. a senior chem- 
istrv major, who also presented a paper 
entitled "New .Methologv forQuinol 
Sv nthesis." This vv nrk vv as funded in 
part bv the [-.xxoii E-ducation F-'oundation 
and the National Science Fotindation. 

SUMMER 1998 


Dr. John Heffner. chair of religion 
and piiilosopiiy. presented a paper, 
■"Body. Soul. Mind. Spirit: Reframing 
the Mind-Body Problem"" at Cabrini 
College. He served as one of the invited 
speakers for the symposium. ""Bod\ . 
Mind. Soul. Spirit: Religion and the 
Philosophy of Mind."" sponsored b\ the 
American Cathohc Philosophical 
Association's Philadelphia Chapter. 

Dr. Susan Atkinson, professor of 
education, presented the workshop 
""New spapers Aren't Just for Teaching 
Current Events Anymore" at the annual 
Pennsylvania Council for the Social 
Studies Conference. 

Dr. Salvatore Cullari, professor of 
psychology presented ""Fi\e-Year 
Follo\v-Up Study of Brief Residential 
Nicotine Treatment" at the .American 
Society of Addiction Medicine in 

• Dr. Donald Kline, assistant professor 
of education, presented a session at the 
New Jersey Science Teachers 
Association state convention describing 
the use of concept mapping as an 
instructional design tool for teachers. In 
addition, he served as the registration 
liaison for the National Science 
Teachers Northeast Regional 
Coinention in Pittsburgh. 

Dr. Richard Cornelius, professor of 
chemistry, and Dr. Carl VVigal. 
associate professor of chemistry, 
attended the 3 1st Annual Meeting of the 
Middle Atlantic Association of Liberal 
Arts Teachers held in Maryland. 
Cornelius served as a moderator for a 
discussion session. ""Teaching Chemistrv 
Using Intranets and the Internet." W'igal 
was a presenter for a discussion group 
entitled ""Molecular Modeling: What. 
Where. When and How Much'!*" 

Winnins runners 

Kudos to Lisa Yinjjst. campus security 
officer, and Deb Simmons, wife of 
assistant men's basketball coach Bob 
Simmons, who represented LVC 
proudly by finishing in the top 100 
female finishers out of approximately 
5.000 female ninners in the 1997 Marine 
Corps Marathon. Despite poor weather 
conditions, their times qualified them for 
the Boston Marathon. 

The race attracted over 15,000 
runners, including Vice President Al 
Gore. Lisa and Deb also had their 
names printed in The Wiishiiigtim Past. 

GTE Ail-American 

Casey lezzi '98, a senior forward on the 
college's field hockey team, recently 
became the school's first member of the 
prestigious GTE Academic All-America 
College Women's 
At-Large Team. She 
helped lead the LVC 
team to their second 
straight NCAA Final 
Four appearance and 
to their first Middle 
Atlantic Conference 
Championship since 
1992. She excels in 
the classroom as 
well, and has made the Dean's List 
every semester and the MAC All- 
Academic Team four times. An English 
major, lezzi is a three-time member of 
the NFHCA National Academic Squad. 

Celebrating service 

The following full-time employees 
celebrated a service anniversary or 
retirement in 1998: 

Five Years: Dorothy Brehm, 
accounts recen able coordinator; Judy 
Burger, humanities secretary: Terry 
Dundore, facilities services personnel; 
Candice Falger, Science Education 
Partnership assistant; Barry Hill, 
director of music recordmg technology 
and assistant professor of music; Peg 
Kauffman. head coach of women's 
basketball; Christopher Kortright. 
security officer; Charlene Kreider, 
assistant to the vice president for 
advancement; Ronnie Kulp, facilities 
services personnel; David Newell, 
assistant dean of student serMces; 
Susan Sarisky, assistant director of 
admission; Dr. Carl Wigal, associate 
professor of chemistry. 

10 Years: Donald Boone, associate 
professor of hotel management; Donna 
Brickley, computer ser\ ices assistant; 
Nancy Hartman, accounts payable 
coord mator/hookkceper; Stella 
Jeronis, facilities services personnel; 

G. Rosalyn Kujovsky, secretary for the 
Chaplain's Office; Pamela Lambert 
'96, assistant director of annual giving; 
Patricia Laudermilch '96, assistant 
registrar; Robert Leonard, chair and 
associate professor of business 
administration; George Lovell, 
superintendent of facilities services; 
Daniel McKinley, director of freshmen 
programs; Christine Reeves, financial 
coordinator for gifts processing; Dr. 
Barbara Vlaisavljevic. associate 
professor of accounting; Allen Vingst, 
director of security and safety. 

15 Years; Dr. Howard Applegate, 
professor and chair of history and 
American studies; Dr. James 
Broussard, professor of history; Dr. 
Eugene Brown, professor of political 
science; Dr. Scott Eggert, professor of 
music; Dr. Dale Erskine, professor of 
biolog> and director of Youth Scholars; 
Dr. Michael Fry, professor of 
mathematical .sciences; Ronald Good, 
associate director of admission. 

20 Years: Irene .Anspach. facilities 
services personnel. 

25 Years: Dr. Owen Moe, professor 
of chemistry; Dr. Stephen \Mlliams. 
professor of biology; Rosemary Vuhas, 
dean of student ser\'ices. 

30 Years: Dr. Allan Wolfe, professor 
of biology. 

Retirees: Alice Diehl, technical 
processes librarian; 

Richard Joyce, 

associate professor 
of history; 

Dr. William 
McGill, senior vice 
president and dean 
of the facult\. 







Man Wyand Coblentz '15. August ^. 
14411 SIk' was si-cretan. tn the Dean of 
Faculty , HimkI (^(illegt. rredurick, Md. 

Elizabeth Gallatin Snoke '18. October 
2U, I'W". In 1421, she moled to the 
W a.shington area, uhere she worked first 
as a teacher at an elementar\ school in 
Che\y Chase and then ;ls a salesperson 
at Woodward and l.othrop, Washington. 
[)i. .she was llie widow of the late Dr. 
Hubert R. Snoke '20. 

Dr. Oliver S. Heckman '22, .Ma\ ll 
19')^. He retired to ,Siin (aty. .Arizona in 
1%4 from l.anghome. Pa., where he was 
superintendent of the Neshamin\ 
School District. 

Lero> H. Hain '26. Febrnar\ H. 144" 

Sadie Daub Krumbine '27. JtiK S. 
144", .She was a retired school adminis- 
trator. ha\ing been the principal of the 
South Lebanon Flementan School. 

.•Vdam I. Dundore '28, September I". 
144". He had been the owner and opera- 
tor of an Fsso Senicenter in Lancaster. 
Pa. since 143". He retired in 14" 1, 

Edith Catherine Light '29. December 
26. 144". She was a retired payroll 
snpenisor for Wagner Klectric Inc.. -\.|. 

Emmeline Shaffer .Miller '29. 

.\o\ ember 144" She was a public school 
teacher for 14 \ears and also sened as a 
librarian. Her numerous acti\ities 
included seniug in the New C.entup. 
Literan Club and Iniled .Methodist 
Women; she also worked as librarian for 
Stoneybrook I nited .Methodist Church. 
Gahanna. Ohio, and ser\ed as the first 
woman president of the .illh-member 
\\esler\dle Historical Siiciet\ Her hus- 
band was Rev. Millard J. >iiller '28. 



Helen Hain Shearer '30 is a resident in 
Phoebe Herks \illage. Werners\ille. Pa. 

Winona Shroff Botello '36 and her 

liusband. Salvador liotello, celebrated 
their idth wedding anniversan' on 
October S. 1446. 


Olive Morrow Doughertv '30, 

\o\ember 144" 

Rev, Harry Vi, Zechman '30. juh 24. 
144", He received a master's degree from 
Columbia I ni\ersit\, New ^ork. and an 
honoran. doctorate of divinilx from 1,\( 
in 14S6 He sened .It the billowing 
Penns\l\.mia churches: Mrunnenille 
I nited Methodist IJiurch. Hethan\ 
1 nited Methodist Church of Lebanon. 
Pine drove I nited Methodist ('hurch in 
Pine (lro\e. Derr\ Street Church in 
Harrisburg and the First 1 nited 
.Methodist Church in Palmvra. where he 
had been pastor emeritus tor 10 years 
before retiring in 14"", 

Naomi Shively Depuy '32 September 
16. 144", She retired in P)"-; alter ill 
years of teaching in the Chambersburg. 
Pa. ,\rea School District. 

.Mmeda Me\er Horst '32. |anuar\ 2s. 

Mary Goshert Reisinger '32. 

Ninember I", 144" she retired as an 
elementarx music teacher from the 
Harrisburg School District, 

Ruth Coble Burkhart '33 \ugust IS. 
144". She was emploved b\ the 
Lancaster School District for s" years, 
where she was a fourth-grade teacher at 
Hubert Lultou Flementar\ School. She 
later became a speech therapist with the 
district and retired in 14"1 

('laude R. Donmo^er '33. November 
2 I. 14>)", He was a retired cost 
accountant with ,i(l vears of service at 
(lilbert Vssiiciates. Reading. Pa, He was a 
life member of Covenant 1 nited 
,Methodisl Church. Lebanon. Pa., where 
he was a choir member for 6(1 years and 
held nian\ church offices. In his earlier 
years, he held a national ranking in ten- 
nis and taught manv area plavers. He 
was elected'to the L\C ,Uhletic Hall of 
Fame, the Pennsvlvania Sports Hall of 
Fame and the Central ('hapter of the 
Pennsvlvania Sports Hall of lame. 

.■Vlbert .\. Kaslusky '33.,|ulv 14. 144". 
He retired as an executive for Times 
Square Corp.. Brooklyn. N,V, His widow 
is Haidee Blubaugh Kaslusk> '3-i. who 

retired as a librarian Irum the Brooklvn 
Public Lihrarv 

.Myrle Deaven McLaughlin '35. 
December 24. 144", She retired as a 
teacher trom the Northern Lebanon 
.School District. Fredericksburg. Pa. after 
t3 vears. 

Clarence C, .\ungst '38. August 6. 
144" He was owner and operator of 
(ieneral Insurance Agencv in Allentown. 
Pa., for -i5 years and chairman of the 
Lehigh City Housing Authority for 25 
vears. He is sunived bv his wile. Sara 
Light Aungst '37. a daughter. Judith 
Ann Aungst Freeman '64 and a son. 
Scott 1,. Aungst "2. 

Robert S. Black '38. October 15, 144" 
He was a supenisor at Hershey Foods 
(^orp.. Hershey. Pa. 

Violette Hoerner Diehl '38. April 1446 

Dorothy Zeiters Clippinger '39. 

December 2". 144() She was a retired 
music teacher from the Harrisburg 
.\cadeniv. Harrisburg. Pa. and was a 
member of the cello section of the 
Harrisburg Svmpbonv Orchestra She 
was the widow of Robert S. Clippinger 



Esther Wise Hovis '-lO wrote to sav that 
her grandson. Matt W bite, has signed to 
pitch with the new expansion baseball 
team, the Tampa Bay Devil Kays. 

Rev. William H.Jenkins '40 and his 

wile. Man. celebrated their ssth 
wedding anniversarv on Jul; 14. 199^. 

Dr. Dorothy Landis Gray '^^ was a 

guest conductor in October 144" at 
LvouFest. l.von (College. Batesville. Ark., 
where she tatight from 1446-S6. .\t the 
festival she directed a HKl-voice choir 

otable literary ettorts by Lebanon Valley alumni Include 
two current books. John Light '48 has written An 
Infantryman Remembers World War II, which recounts 
his experiences as a front-line soldier with the U.S. Army's 
104th Infantry Division, the Timberwolves. The Annvllle native 
and retired Dickinson College professor fought in Europe from 
1944 to 1945, Last year, he belatedly received a Silver Star for 
his heroism in saving wounded fellow soldiers during combat 
In Holland, The book is available at the Allen Theatre, Main St,, 
Annvllle, Pa, 

Paul Fisher '47, a retired professor of music at Mlllersville 
University, has recently completed the biography of the late 
Edward P, Rutledge, who served on Lebanon Valley's music 
faculty from 1931 to 1954, Rutledge, who lived at a time of 
rapid growth and development of musical education in 
American schools, contributed to the growrth of LVC's music 
department. Fisher's work Is a labor of love, a testimony to the 
man who was his teacher, mentor and friend. "He was a 
modest person," Fisher recalls, "yet always demanding of his 
students." Under Rutledge's direction, Lebanon Valley College 
saw the institution of the chorus, the band and the orchestra. 
He is remembered for his boundless energy and his devotion to 
the college. Fisher's book is available at the college bookstore. 

consisting of si.\t\ alumni singers 
returning for a choir reunion, plus the 
members of the current college choir. 

Rev. Bruce C. Souders '4-1 has been 

elected to the Bcjard of the Shenandoah 
Arts Council. W inchesler. \'a. 

Edviard E. Stansfleld '44 sings with 
the Barbershop Keystone Capital Chorus, 
Harrisburg. Pa. The chorus won their 
division championship in 194". 

Elizabeth Reiff Marino '46 traveled for 
,■) weeks in Italv. playing the viola bv 
Invitation in Tuscan; in a c;istle with 13 
others from California and New York. 

Dr. Carl L. Derr '4'' and his wife. Olive 
Reemsnjder Derr '49. celebrated their 
5(ltb wedding anniversary with 
daughter, grandchildren and great- 
grandchikiren in Texas. 

>S. Jeanne Kitchen \Sinemiller -i" 

w;ls honored by the National Honor 
Societv of Cresniew High School. 
\shland. Ohio ;is a teacher who had 
inlluenced members during their 12 
years ;ls students. Recognized five times 
before. Jeanne had been a first- and 
second-"rade teacher for 23 >ears in the 
school district. She h;us been retired for 
nine vears. 

Dr. Michael R. Kurilla 'iS is retired 

and lives m North Inn Mvers. Fla. 

Paul 0. Shettel iS retired from the 
Commonwealth of Pennsvlvania. 
Department of Labor and Industrv. as a 
vocational rehabilitation counselor. He 
works part-time ics a maintenance 
technician for Clabell Management Co.. 
Lancaster. Pa, 


Rev. Dr. Paul E. Horn '40. November 
23. 144", He retired on June 30. 14S0 
from Stevens .Memorial I nited -Methodist 
Church. Harrisburg. Pa. where he sened 
from 14"3-,S(|. From 1443-61. Paul 
sened parishes in Scotland. Pa,. 
Shippensburg. Pa., and \\a.shington. 
DC In 1'1S4, while sen ing in the latter the congregation relocated to 
silver Spring. Md.. htiilding a church 
that meriteci a citation from the 
Washington Board of Trade in its 20th 
Biennial Awards for Architecture, He was 
elected superintendent of the 
Pennsylvania Conference of the 
Lv.mgelical I nited Brethren ("hurch in 
14(irand sened until 14{iS. Paul then 
held the position ol Susquehanna 
('(inference superintendent from 19"0- 
"3 He received an honoran Doctor of 
DIvinitv degree from Albright College in 
14s" and was given a similar degree 
from I,\(', in 14(i6, He sened as an L\(" 
trustee from 14S2-"'l His late wife was 
Dorothy Veakel Horn "39 He is 
sunived hv three daughters, two of 
whom are 1\(" graduates: Mary Patricia 
Horn Nelson '70 and Paula A. Horn 
Nichols '", 






Dr. Housman checks a child| 
an outlying clinic irt'l 

Lebanon Valley College has a long tradition of service, 
sending its graduates out into the world to use their gifts 
for the benefit of others. So it seems only natural that 
many alums should have taken that call to serve into 
missionary work, sharing their faith and putting their talents to 
work in far-flung corners of the globe. We tracked down four of 
LVC's missionaries and spoke to them about their work. 

Dr. Peggy Olver Johnson '75, a United Methodist minister 
in Baltimore, says the seeds of her vocation were planted back 
in Annville, where she learned to appreciate music with all of 
her senses and came "to accept Christ as my savior. The 
religious roots of the college are the jewel of my education." 
Johnson has taken those discoveries and put them into 
practice in her life at the United Methodist Church of the Deaf, 
where she serves a congregation made up entirely of the 
hearing imparled and leads a choir whose members are "deaf 
as stones." It was through her ministry that Johnson learned of 
a deaf school in Kenya that needed some helping hands, and 
she and six of her parishioners rose to the challenge. In the fall 
of 1997 they traveled to the Kaaga School for the Deaf in Meru 
and the Njia School in Maua to get to know the people — and 
to learn their unique sign language. A follow-up group will 
return in July 1998 to teach Bible school, establish a deaf 
church, assist AIDS victims, and work on renovations to the 
schools' crumbling dormitories. "The children in Kenya are so 
impoverished," Johnson says. "They don't have much more 
than the clothes on their backs. But their spirit of life and joy are 
awesome. After being there, the world is a smaller place for me. 
I can't see the church as just us or our little building anymore." 

When the teenaged Lucille Esbenshade '41 heard the tales 
of church missionaries and the work they'd done in Africa 
during the 1930s, she knew that was the path she wanted to 
follow. So soon after her graduation from the Valley, where 
she majored in history, she headed to the Philippines, sent by 
the Evangelical United Brethren Board of Missions, to realize 
her dream. She spent five years teaching Oriental history and 
scripture in two secondary schools. "The conditions were 
rather primitive," she says. "I slept on a cot and cooked over an 
open fire. But the students were excellent. They were all 
planning to go into some profession where they could help 
people." After returning to the U.S. to earn a master's degree 
in religious education, she was sent back out on another five- 
year teaching stint, this time to Sierra Leone. Although health 
problems prevented her from further overseas mission work, 
Esbenshade went on to become a United Methodist minister — 
she was one of the first women ordained in 1968 — and has 
spent most of her career in churches in Indiana, where she's 
presently serving as interim pastor at a small congregation in 
Indianapolis. But her missionary days are happy — and 
inspiring — memories. "Some of the situations were difficult," 
she admits, "and some were wonderful. But on the whole it 
was a great experience." 

Rev. David Stum '66 arrived at the Valley with a calling to 
the ministry, and found a place that "nurtured my vocation." 
And thougfi he hadn't thought about preaching the gospel in 
any place more exotic than Silver Spring, Maryland, where he's 
pastor of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, God — 
working in the myhsterious ways for which He is so widely 
renowned —seems to have had other plans. When Stum's 
wife. Sheila, an employee of the U.S. Agency for International 
Development, received a two-year post in Nicaragua, Stum 
found a way to join her while continuing his ministry. Through 
a program called Si a la Vida ("Yes to Life"), an inter- 
denominational project for street kids hooked on glue sniffing. 
Stum counseled troubled children and helped supervise 
dormitory renovations. "One thing these kids really needed 
was a healthy male role model," explains Stum, "and as much 
as anything I became a surrogate parent, showing them that 
there was somebody who cared about them. Working with 
them and teaching them some basic construction skills was a 
good way for that to happen." Stum worked for Si a la Vida, in 
Managua, from 1995 to 1996, and he took quite a lot back with 
him when he returned home. "The perspective I received in a 
third-world country is having a big impact on my present 
ministry," he says. "We're finding ways in our own church to 
get more involved in mission projects. The experience of taking 
a year out of the institutional church and serving the poor in 
the third world is invaluable." 

Dr. Harold Housman '51 is a man with a vision — and he's 
spent much of his life sharing it, quite literally, with those in 
need. After completing his medical studies at Thomas Jefferson 
University in Philadelphia, Housman went to Tanzania to serve 
his internship at a hospital run by the Eastern Mennonite Board 
of Misisons, where he stayed on for fifteen years. The depth 
and breadth of his training was remarkable. "We did 
everything ourselves," he says. "We couldn't pass a patient on 
to the next doctor." And one of the things he learned in the 
process was eye surgery, a specialty he decided to develop 
with further study at the Wills Eye Hospital, now a part of 
Jefferson. After finishing his three-year residency program he 
returned to Lancaster and practiced there for many years, but 
he never stopped thinking about going back to Africa. The 
chance came when he sold his practice in 1993 and headed off 
to Nigeria where, through the Christian Blind Mission, a 
German organization, he trained Nigerian general doctors to 
perform cataract operations — a critical service on a continent 
where some 18 million people are waiting to have cataracts 
removed. Housman worked in Nigeria for more than three 
years, returning to the U.S. in 1996. Looking back on his years 
at Lebanon Valley, he recalls a place that rigorously trained him 
in the sciences while encouraging his vocation to serve the 
church. "I remember Dr. Neidig in organic chemistry class 
saying, 'In human cells, there are thousands of chemical 
reactions going on at the same time — It makes you wonder 
where it all came from.' There was always a deep respect for 
great religious truths." 



George A. Katchmer '40, October 2X, 
1997. (leorRi' retired in I')(i9 as assistant 
protessdr of healtli anil pinsical 
education at .Millers\ille State (J)lleKe. 
Millers\ille. Pa., where he coached 
football and ba.seball for IS years. 
Earlier, be bad lanjibt and coached at 
Cherpi Tree and Newport bii;b scbiiols. 
In I9SS, lie coached .Millersville to its 
first bowl game, the Kotar\ Bowl, held in 
.Middlelown, He organized the hrsl 
I'ennsyhania Dutch Bowl in ITO. 0\er 
the course of his career, (leorge wrote 
four books and ill magazine articles on 
football and baskelball coaching 
and recruiting. 

Dr. Sterling II. Kleiser '40, December 
IS, 104" lie was a retired dentist. 

Dr. Donald Havtrstick '41, June 27, 
1997, He was a retired veterinarian. 

Isabel ShattoHelbley '41, 

.\pril r. 1997. 

.Marion Snavely Kllenberger '42, 

\o\ember i. 199" She had been an 
elementary teacher at the Milton 
llersbev .School for 1 1 \ears and at Ka,sl 
Hano\er Idementan School for 
four years, 

Katharine Jane ,Sherk .McLaughlin 

'43, Jnh 9, 'l99" She was a teacher at 
Susquelianna High Schocil, Progress, Pa 
She is sunived In her daughter. Dr. 
Patricia J. Mclaughlin '74. 

Dale X. Brubaker '44, June 1. 199" 

Jeanne Waller Hoerner '45, September 
17, 199". She was a fomier elementary 
and music teacher, who was married to 
Richard J. Hoerner '44. 

G. Harold Bucher '47, \ugusl 10, 199" 
.\ former Irnstee of l.\(;, he was retired 
from Ihe Peoples National Bank of 
Lebanon as president and CW. 

E. Peter Strickler '47, October l4, 
199", He was president of Strickler 
Insurance (^o., Lebanon and a former 
president of Washington Mutual 
Insurance I'eler was an \M\ trustee 
emeritus .uid lormer treasurer of the col- 
lege. He was former director (}f the (lood 
Samaritan Hospital. Lebanon; a Na\y 
veteran of WoHd War IL a founding 
member of the Lebanon Cotinty 
W orkshop; a director and past president 
ot the (^lualitv Inn; and ;i board member 
of Faniih and (hildren s Senices. 
Northwest Bank, the 'iMC.V, Bo\ Scouts 
of .America, Lebanon (.ouiit\ Industrial 
(jirp. and the I niled Wa\ He was 
among the first group of recipients to 
receive an L\(: .Alumni .Yssociation 
('itation on June I, I9(),S. 

Richard (irabo>es '48, 
December .i. 199'(v 



Floyd M. Baturin 'SI has a familv 
practice. His two daughters are partners 
in his law firm and his son is a law clerk 
in the office, which was established 
in 1917, 

Lee R. Thierwechter '51 serves on the 
Bo;ird of the Stewardship of Life Institute 
al the Lutheran Fheiildgical Seminan., 
(ieltvsburg. Pa In N(i\ember 199", he 
completed teaching his third annual 1(1- 
week PennsvKania (lermaii course at 
the Belleville Mennonile School, .MiflJin 
Ijiunlv, Pennsvhania, Lee writes a week- 
h column entitled, ' Lii Pennsilhaanisch 
Deitschi Schtimni, ' in the PennsvKania 
(lernian dialect for \lilllin (lonntv's 
newspaper, The (.oiiiily (thscrvcr. for 
the past three winters he has 
participated in the annual lAangelical 
Lutheran Church in .America 
stewardship conference held in Chicago. 

Dr, Eugene F. Kobylarz 52 is self- 
eniplined as a dentist and lives in 
Brick, \j. 

Adele "Mickey" Begg Lauder '52 is 

president of (ilen (kne Women's (loll 
League and won low gross and longest 
drive awards to finish the season in (lien 
Head, N,y, before driving south to 
Florida's east co:ist. 

Edgar D, Landis '53 retired as (11)1 s 
executne vice president of hnance CDI 
is a leading provider of broad-b.ised out- 
sourcing solutions, through technical 
and temporan staffing ser\ ices and 
management recruiting, to a diverse 
blue-chip client ba,se, Kd joined CDI in 
19",i as vice president, becoming a 
director of the compain in l9"Sand 
executive vice president ol liiiance 
in I9,S" 

Betty C, Hungerford '54, of 

llarrisbing. Pa,, is the recipient of the 
Lrnest R. McDowell ,\ward for Excellence 
ill Public Relations, presenled December 
1 1, 199" b\ the Pennsylvania Public 
Relations Societv, an organizalion of 
prolessional communicators est;iblished 
in I9S0 The award has been iiresenled 
aiinnalh since 1991 to an individual 
who has demonstrated excellence in the 
field of public relations over a sustained 
period of time and who has given 
unselfishly of his/lier abilities to both 
the profession and the community. Betty 
joined the Society in 1969 and has held 
a number of leadership posilions, culmi- 
nating with her election .is presideni in 
19,S". ,\s past president of the l.\C 
.\lumni .Vssociation, she has held leader- 
ship positions in the Dauphin I nit and 
Pennsyhaiiia Division of the American 
Cancer Societv and in nunierous other 
civic and charitable organizations. 

Dr. Anton F. Kiehner '55 retired as 
iiistnimentLiI director of music, 
Coneslog.i High School, Ocean City. N.J. 
in 199(1. He and his wife now live six 
months in Ocean Citv and six months in 
their motor home, with three of those 
months spent living in .Mesa, Ariz Since 
199(1, lhe\ have traveled to (Ireece, 
■|'urke\, Russia, the Baltic States, China, 
South America and Africa 

Edith Werntz Taylor '55 his mowd to 
Charlotte. N,C. to be near her onK 
diiughter, Susan, and her family. 

Clair L, Kelly '56 is emplmed In (It,) 
l.;iwii .iiid Landscape, (hambersburg. P;i 

Rev. Richard David Leonard '56 

is pastor of Salem I nited Methodist 
Church, Delta, I'a He and his wife, 
Irene, have seven children; Elaine, 
Peter, Beth, .Andrew, Joy, Joshua 
and .Marvellen. 

Grace Gorbey Connell "57 is a part- 
time court officer at the Delaware 
Count) (Courthouse, .Media, Pa. 

Joan C. Conway '57 has been named 
artistic director of the Chamber .Music 
Festival of Saugatuck and premiered 
"Interplay" by David Cillingham for 
piano/four-liands and orchestra, 

Robert J. Nelson '57 came out of retire- 
ment to be vice-president of .Seibels 
Bruce I Insurance Co., Winston- 
Saiem, N.C. 

Doris Kane Vounken '57 is team 
leader for instrumental and vocal music, 
K-12, South Plainfield Public ,Schools, 
NJ. She is \oc;il music teacher for the 
Siiutb Plainfield .Middle School. 

Dr. George G. Cunningham '58 is 

superinlendent of schools. Maine School 
Administrative District -~1, 
Fryeburg. .Maine. 

Rev. \Sayde \. Atwell '59 retired from 
the Hasteni Peiinsvhania Conference of 
the I nited .Methodist Church and was 
assigned ;is interim pa.stor of (Ireen Mill 
I nited Methodist Church. Conestoga. Pa 
He is also a volunteer chaplain with the 
Pastoral Care Department at St. Jo.seph 
Hospital, Lancaster, Pa, 

John \X. Colangelo '59 retired recenllv 
as associate prolessor in the .Music 
Department at .Millersville Iniversitv, 
Miilersville, Pa. 

Ruth Anna Miller '59 is artist-in- 
residence at Ihe Palmyra Public l.ibran. 
Palmyra. Pa, She created a ship in 
conjunction with the Pennsylvania sum- 
mer reading program, "Grab the 
Treasure; Be a Bookaneer!" She holds a 
master's degree from the Iniversitv of 
.Michigan, ,\nn Arbor, Mich, 


Miriam Keller Gottlieb '51, Ma\ ,sO, 
199" Ellen Gottlieb Snader '76 is 

.\liri;mi s daughter 

Roberta R, Bounian "53, October (i, 
199" She w;is ;i second. iry science 
teacher in the West Shore School 
District. Lemoyne. Pa. 

Donald L Gingrich '54, October 29, 
199" He retired on juK 1, 1990 after .s(i 
years as a music teacher in the 
Southeastern .School District. 
Stewarlstown, Pa He also served as 
director of music at Stewarlstown I nited 
Methodist Church lor ,■12 vears. 



Ronald I., Diet/. '60 is in his 19th year 
as director of the York (Pa.) 
Sviiipboin Chorus, and is currently 

preparing Beethoven's Ninth Symphony 
for the spring season. He also performs 
:ls a singer with the chamber group. 
"Jubilate. Dillsburg. Pa. 

Stephen R. Waldman '60 retired after 
iU years of teaching high school, middle 
school and college. He and his wife. 
I.enore. live in Boynton Beach. Fla. 

Rev. Dr. John C. Britcher '6l was 

recenth awarded national certification 
as a criminal psychopathologist and doc- 
toral addictions counselor by the 
National Board of Forensic Counselors, 
Subsequently he was named a diplomate 
by the same organization. He and his 
wife, Kim, were presenters at the 2nd 
,\nnual \\a,shington State Domestic 
\iolence Conference on the topic 
Racisni./Oppression of Korean 
Women Immigrants." 

Aglaia Stephanis .Ahmed '62 is a phys- 
ical therapist at the Cerebral Palsey 
Center. Ramsey, NJ. 

Dr. Joseph R. Hooper '62 retired from 
,St, \incent .Medical Center as a 
cardiothoracic surgeon. He and his wife. 
Carolyn, live in Port St, Joe. Fla. 

Kay Steiner Kelbley '62 is director of 
Emergency Support Senices for the 
Salvation Amiv Davlon. Ohio, 

Doris Kohl Smith '62 retired from 
Bellmore .Merrick (Central High School. 
Bellmore. .N.V. after 22 years. 

Dr. James L. Beck '64 was named one 
of the "Top Docs " in cardiology in the 
.May 199" issue of Vk' /'boeiiLx 
Miiiiiiziiie. The studv was commissioned 
b\ the magazine and w:is completed by 
the Behavior Research Center of \rizona 
following interviews with some .StiO 
health-care professionals. 

Rev. Ronald J. Beistline '64 is pastor 
of Rebersburg I nited Methodist Parish. 
Rebersbnrg. Pa. 

Dr. Guy H. Gerhart '64 is a medical 
doctor in DuBois. Pa, He and his wife, 
(lail. have five children; (lary. Bradley. 
Craig. Lome and Jonathan. 

James D. Huey '64 is a teacher for the 
Diocese of Harnshurg. Harrisburg. Pa. 
He and his wife. Bemadette. live in 
Hershev. Pa. 

Dolores Mallen Neuroth '64 is a med- 
ical technician at Carthage Area 
Hospital. Carthage. N.V.. where she was 
recenth appointed daylime blood bank 
and toxicology technician. 

Kenneth S. Wliisler.Jr. '64 retired a.s 
manager of (,)ualitv S\ stems for W itco 
Corp.'Petrolia. Pa. on \pril ,i(), 199", He 
ha,s started a consulting auditing 
business, Jireb (liialitv Senices, in 
Fdinburg, Pa. J(^)S provides consulting 
and auditing senices principalh to the 
Pitt,sburgh and (Teveland areas. He and 
his wife, Nancy Bintliff Whisler 64, 
have two children; Beverix and David, 

SUMMER 1998 


The article "Mr. Besecker's Opus," which appeared in the fall '96 issue of The Valley, gives 
but a glimpse into the life of a very unique person. I will attempt to give some added 
insights. First, it needs to be clarified that Richard Besecker '55 has been retired from 
teaching in the Greencastle-Antrim school district since June 1989, but he does continue to give 
private voice and piano lessons. 

Since Mr. Besecker is a very humble person, he would be reluctant to speak of himself and his 
achievements. But the repeated successes of his students as members of the district, regional, 
state, and All-East choruses speak volumes about the caliber of his teaching abilities. Some 
'students have even garnered the coveted "first in the state" position, one as recently as 1996 in 
the second soprano category. 

To truly understand the great impact and influence he has had on the lives of his students over 
many years, one need only speak to a sampling of his students who are very eager to share what 
Mr. Besecker has meant to them. Here are some of those thoughts shared by former students 
who are currently studying music in college or are now music educators themselves. 

"Mr. Besecker is an excellent teacher because he is an excellent musician, both as a vocalist 
and pianist, an excellent communicator, and his life exemplifies high moral and ethical 
standards. He is a role model for his students, and his faith is the foundation of all he does." For 
him, "music is the means to praise God," and many of his students share that conviction. In the 
words of one of his former students "Mr. Besecker is the one person who set my soul on fire to 
sing for the Lord." "He shares himself, his strong Christian faith and his love of music with all his 
students." They, in turn, have great respect for him. This rapport, his ability to motivate, his 
encouraging positive ways, combined with his high expectations produce outstanding results. 
His teaching is truly an act of love as evidenced by the minimal lesson fee. As one current 
college student pointed out, "he could be earning much more if his fee were in line with what is 
the going rate." College students often return to study with him over the summer or for a visit 
because of the quality of his teaching and for the pleasure of seeing him. In spite of his current 
health problems, he continues to be very positive. 

Mr. Besecker taught his own son and daughter, both of whom went on to major in music in 
college. His son credits him with his excellent preparation, which placed him a year ahead of 
others in his music techniques. He also directly credits his career as a church musician to his 
father's influence. 

The respect for Mr. Besecker's high standard of excellence is acknowledged by his peers. A 
music teacher in an adjacent school district shared how Mr. Besecker was his mentor in 
preparing students to compete successfully in music auditions. This teacher never studied with 
Mr. Besecker, but recognized his abilities and asked to observe him "at work." 

Another example of Mr. Besecker's commitment to excellence and his method of teaching 
was given by yet another student who has since gone on the teach music at all levels from 
elementary through college, and also privately. As a high school student this student showed 
potential, but Mr. Besecker wouldn't accept him into his high school choral group until he 
learned, with Mr. Besecker's help, to read music. So great is this former student's respect that 
he still prefers calling him "Mr. B" rather than by his first name. 

"Mr. Besecker expected excellence and the students rose to that level. He always practiced 
what he taught and expected of his students only what he required of himself." The person shar- 
ing this quote is now a music educator, calls him "the shining example of my life" and confirms 
that the discipline he instilled has had lifelong benefits. 

Another protege, who recently began her career as a music teacher, says "her ultimate goal is 
to be just like him." There can be no greater tribute, Mr. Besecker. You make LVC proud! 

(Note: People interviewed by the author included Dave Besecker, Megan Esser, Ron Eshleman, 
Niki (Leckron) Kauffman, Richard Overcash, Tanya Woody, Amy Zimmerman) 

Wayne A. Berry '65 is retired after 
selling his U-rooni bed and breakfast in 
San Juan, Puerto Rico, which he ran 
for 10 years. He now lives in 
I.ongv'iew, Texas. 

Dr. James G. Code '65 is professor of 
music at Motint Allison ll[iiversit\', 
Sacbille, NB, Canada. He had two works 
published by Ma\fair Music in Toronto: 
"Ijicounters" for English horn, trumpet 
and piano; and three duets for llute 
and basso(}n. 

Diana Nelson Laul '65 retired in June 
1497 after 2S years in Lebanon 
Township, NJ. 

Judith Shellhammer Schwalm '65 is a 

sixth-grade teacher at Annv ille 
Elementary School, ,\nnville, Pa. Her 
four children have presented her with 
four granddaughters. 

Audrey Wahler Smith '65 represented 
the faculty of C.ranbury School in 
Cranbury, N j., when the school was rec- 
ognized as a National Blue Ribbon 
School of Excellence in W ashington, 
D.C. on November 7, 1997. Audrey has 
been a kindergarten teacher at the 
school for IS years. 

,\lbertj. Taylor, Jr. '65 retired in |iine 
1997 after il years as an English teacher 
in the Centennial School District, 
Horsham. Pa. 

Judith Smith Ermigiotti '66 is an 

academic advisor/instructor at Temple 
liniversity. Ambler. Pa. 

Carol Mickey Fleisher '66 is a budget 
analyst with the li.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers, Pittsburgh District. 

Helen Brenner Gerber '66 retired from 
the Harrisbiu'g School District after 31 

Linda Bninner Stoe '66 retired in 
I'ebruan 199' as coordinator for the 
learning inslitute, Pinnacle Health 
System. Ilarrisburg, Pa. 

Elizabeth Beer-Shilling '67 is an 
elenientan strings teacher in the Anne 
Arundel Counts' Schools, Annapolis, Md. 

LeAnn Leiby Chandler '67 is a (illD 
instructor and adult education instructor 
at the Carbon County \o-tech School, 
Jim Thorpe, Pa. She anil her husband, 
liugene, ha\e three children: 
Christopher '71, Lorilee and .Andrew: 

Dr. Harold F. Giles '67 works at the 
I'niversity of North Carlina, Charlotte, 
for the Polymers Extension Program. He 
teaches extrusion (Introducton, Basic 
and Advanced) and Design of 
Experiments seminars to people in the 
pla.stics industiT in South Carolina and 
the, He does consulting in the 
area of composites and has been elected 
to the Board of Directors of the SPK 
Composites Division. 



Dr. William J. Lamont, Jr. '67 is 

:issociale professor. Department of 
Horticulture, at Penns\lvania State 
1 niversit), I ni\ersil> i'ark. His 
appointment comprises "S".i extension 
work and 2S"c, research, with emphasis 
on the culture and management of pota- 
toes and other \egetable crops. He 
retired from the Naxal Reser\e in U)4S at 
the rank of Commander. He and his 
wife. Phyllis, ha\e two children: W illiani 
HI. and keiin. 

Roberta Gable Reed '6' works in the Institute of Hassetl Heahhcare, 
and is involved in lipid and liprotein 
studies. She senes on the editorial board 
of Clinical Chemistiy and began a 
three-U'ar term on the Board of 
Directors ot the \merican Vssociation for 
Clinical Chemistrv in l')9,S. 

Darnl W. BrLxius '68 is a technical 
director with Capital Resin Corporation. 
Columbus. Ohio. He and his wife. Linda, 
have two children: Jennifer and William. 

Charles J. DeHart, III 68 is an 

attorne\ with Caldwell and keams. 
Harrisburg. I'a. .\n interview with 
Charles was printed in the I'lilridl-Scus 
concerning the issues of fanii transfers 
within tamilies. 

Anna Schwartz '68 has been selected to 
be a member of the .New jersev 
Svmphonv Orchestra .Master Teacher 
Collaborative for lOQ" and IWS. 

Richard .Simington '68 is director of 
gih planning. I ni\ersin Relations, at 
Alfred I ni\ersit\. .Mfred. W 

James R. Van Camp '68 was named 
Naico Chemical Co marketer of the u-ar 
and was promoted to senior product 
manager, \alco Chemical ("o.. 
Naperville. 111. 

,\lan J. Balma '69 and his wife, Mitzi 
Sans Balma '69 celebrated 2" years of 
marriage in December 199". .\lan is a 
department head at Lucent 
Technologies. Inc. .Middletown. NL with 
management responsibilities for s\slem 
engineering of large sohware s\ stems 
that manage traffic switched networks 
He is harboring dreams m the next 
decade ol climbing the tallest point in 
each of the SU states (~ down) and 
hiking the Appalachian Trail .\litzi is a 
member of the technical staff at Lucent 
Technologies, where she does software 
engineering ot small business communi- 
cations systems. 

James .\. Grube "69 is president of 
Teamwork Company, inc., Annapolis, 
.\ld. He and his wife. Maggie, ha\e two 
children: Howie and Tucker 

Franklin S. Hoch '69 is owner of Hoch 
Insurance Agency. Inc.. Lleetwood, I'a. 
He and his wife. Dori. have two children: 
Matthew and Katie. 

Re\ . .Margaret L. Jones MacGonan 

'69 isp;Lslorat ("ommunit\ I'resbxterian 
Church of Sand Hills. Kendall Park. \.l, 

Kenneth H. Matz '69 won an Kmm\ for 
" News ,\nchor ' Mid-Atlantic Region. 
October 199" 

Frederic Marsik '65 has spent a good chunk of his life in a lab coat. For more tha/t 25 years, 
the laboratory has been his home-away-from home, where he's peered into his 
microscope to help diagnose — and develop treatments for — a string of puzzling 
diseases. It's been an interesting — and circuitous — career path, that's taken the LVp biology 
major from Annville to research positions with world-renowned research institutes and 
pharmaceutical giants; to teaching stints at major universities; and to the directorship of the 
microbiology and serology labs at a large metropolitan medical center. 

Now he's made his way to the Food and Drug Administration's drug evaluation aili^'research 
center in Rockviile, Maryland, where as a microbiologist he reviews clinical and laborafbry data 
from pharmaceutical companies to determine the safety — and the usefulness — of .hew drug 
products. "It can take five to ten years before a drug makes it to the public because of the many 
studies that need to be done and analyzed," Marsik explains. But, he insists, if s a worthwhile 
wait, since FDA regulations provide confidence for consumers who purchase prescription and 
over-the-counter drugs. One of his most recent reviews involved a new antibiotic, the only one 
available to treat life-threatening infections with enterococci.. 

Marsik credits his LVC education with setting him on the road to his scientific career. "My 
experiences in biology with Dr. Hess and Drs. Wilson and Bollinger were the experiences that 
convinced me to go into the biological sciences. The classes were just the right size for me. But 
the great thing about LVC is that it's a liberal arts school and gives you the opoportunrty to expe- 
rience many fine classes — you might come thinking you know what you want to be, but the 
experience at LVC chgallenges you with its many opportunities." 

After his graduation, he pursued his Ph.D. studies at the University of Missouri in Columbia, 
where he and his adviser drew attention to the role that the organism Staphylococcus 
epidermidis plays in causing serious and tough-to-treat infections. Today, this common skin 
organism is recognized as the major cause of infections among AIDS patients. Postdoctoral work 
brought him to Hartford Hospital in Connecticut — there Marsik and his colleagues were the first 
to recognize and publicize an outbreak of a life-threatening staph infection. 

As professor of pathology at the University of Virginia, Marsik published articles on infections 
caused by contaminated breast milk; at Oral Roberts University, as professor of microbiology 
and internal medicine, he took a look at medicine's human side. "The school was attempting to 
show the importance of the spiritual, emotional and physical aspects of the healing process," 
explains Marsik. It's a theory that has gained widespread recognition over the years. 

Marsik landed his first research job at the prestigious Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 
in New York; from there he moved on the Merck & Co. in Rahway, New Jersey, where he was 
part of the team the developed some of the first antiviral medications, such as interferon. Other 
assignments have led Marsik to jobs with Becton Dickinson Microbiology Systems in 
Cockeysville, Maryland, were he served as director of research and development for media 
technology, and to Crozer Chester Hospital, near Philadelphia, where he worked with burn 
patients. But he admits that one of the most satisfying moments of his career took place at 
Milwaukee Children's Hospital, where he served as director of the microbiology and serology 
labs. "My most rewarding experience there was helping in the diagnosis of a fungus infection in 
the brain of a five-year-old," he recalls. "The child was originally diagnosed with a cancerous 
tumor of the brain, for which there was a very poor prognosis. Discovering that it was a fungus 
infection allowed the child to be treated and cured." 

Marsik now lives in New Freedom, Pennsylvania, serving as treasurer for his local fire 
department and pursuing his interests in travel and history — recently he visited the Czech 
Republic to learn about his heritage. 

But one of his strongest and most enduring interests has been his alma mater — which led 
him to his present avocation as LVC Alumni Ambassador. "I hope I can be instrumental in 
helping someone decide on Lebanon Valley," he says. "And I hope that other LVC alumni will 
make an effort to congratulate those in their communities who have chosen LVC. It could be that 
simple gesture that makes them come to the Valley." It's an altogether worthy effort, Marsik 
believes. "My experience at LVC made me a well-rounded individual as an adult — something I 
didn't appreciate until my early thirties. But that experience still guides my approach to my job 
and my life." 

Susan M. Hess is a freelance writer based in Fredericksburg, PA. 

SPRING 1998 


Done Bnden Skinkus '69 ;iiid her 
husband recently retired and mined to a 
house on the beach in southern 
Delaware, where their boat is docked at 
their front door. 

Rae Thompson "69 is self-employed as 
a freelance writer/consultant, .She wrote 
a chapter. "Responding to the Call of the 
Soul," published in The ^eir Boltoin 
Line: Bringing Heart and Soul to 
Business ( 1996, New 
Leaders Press.) 


N. Patricia Shonk '63, September 16, 
IW". She retired in I'l'Xi :is a music 
teacher and high school band director 
after 30 years in the .Madison School 
System, .Madison, Conn. In 1984 she was 
the first woman elected to Phi Beta .Mu, 
the national school band master 
fraternity. She was a field hockey coach 
at Daniel Hand High School, .Madison, 
and Valley Regional High School in Deep 
Ri\er. Conn., which won the state cham- 
pionship in 1994. She also sened as a 
field marshal for the field hockey 
competitions at the m96 Summer 
Olympics in .Atlanta, Ga. 

Robert E, Horn '66, November ", 194' 
Since January 199", he was vice 
president and chief financial officer of 
PM.'£ Resources Inc., York, Pa. He sened 
the company from 1980-89 as executi\e 
\ice president, secretary, treasurer and 
chief executive officer. From January 
1994 to January 190", he was a tax 
accountant w ith Dorwart, .\ndrew & Co. 
He also worked for Capitol ,Ad\ isors. 
From I96(i-'80 he was a trust investment 
officer with National Central Bank. York. 
.\ veteran of the U.S. .\rni\, he served 
from 1960-'62 with the I34th Ordnance 
Hawk missile repair. He was the hus- 
band of Carole Duncan Horn '65. 



Kevin E, Gamer '71 and his wife Deb 
have recently moved from Newport 
News, \a. to Hampton. \a. Kevin is a 
licensed clinical social worker in Ft. 
Story . \ irginia, where he operates a 
substance abuse clinic. He also plays 
keyboard and trumpet in the country- 
western band, "Northwest Passage." 

Glenn E. .Moore "2 is director of planning, global 
communications business division for 
.VMP. Inc. Harrisburg. Pa. He and his 
wife. Lynda Ferry .Moore '68, have two 
children; .Mexis and Zachary . 

Alison Doney Jones '73 and her 

husband. .Michael, have two children: 
Benjamin and Molly. 

Dr. Debra Kirchhof-Glazier '73 was 

elected to the Executive Committee of 
the North East .\ssociation of .ydvisors for 
the Health Professions. 

Bill Morrison '73 joined Kirkegaard 
and Perry Laboratories. Gaithersburg, 
,\Id. in the summer of 9" as national 
sales manager. KPL has prov ided 

Senior Master Sgt. Jim Katzaman'74, ...v 
Force officer in the Pentagon briefing room. (UwSI 
Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Stafford)! 

thaveling the 
information highway 

April 1, 1973. La Vie Colle0enne, in a journalistic 
coup, scoops The New York Times, The Washington 
Post, and all the major networks, reporting President 

Richard Nixon's resignation some 16 months 

prematurely. Was it the result of top-notch reporting? 

Highly placed sources? A timely phone 

call to the Psychic Hotline? 

Actually, it was just the April Fool's edition of the college 
newspaper, but for Jim Katzaman, then a junior and the 
paper's editor-in-chief, rt was the beginning of a career noted 
— with the one exception of Lebanon Valley's annual college 
prank — for the accurate and reliable reporting of information. 

Katzaman '74 took the writing skills acquired during his 
days at Lebanon Valley and used them to build his career in 
the Air Force. "Choosing the Air Force was easy," he recalls, 
because it offered him the career choice of information (later 
known as public affairs). Plus — and this is important — he 
"didn't have to learn to swim by jumping off the side of a 
destroyer," as his father had claimed to have done. But he 
has jumped into his share of stormy waters. 

Early in his career, as a young staff sergeant at Dover Air 
Force Base in Delaware, Katzaman found himself and his unit 
briefing major print, wire, and television networks as the Jim 
Jones cult suicide victims were flown in to the mortuary 
there from Guiana in November 1978. Katzaman and his 
colleagues pulled 36-hour shifts as planeloads of bodies 
arrived, fielding reporters' questions and assuring the news 
media that there was no chance for contamination. 

Katzaman has also served as a staff writer for Airman, the 
official magazine of the Air Force. Sent to the Philippines to 
cover a psychiatric technician, he was caught in the sporadic 
political violence that broke out in October 1987, leaving 
three airmen dead. Subsequent assignments sent him to the 
University of Oklahoma and to Fort Meade, Maryland, where 
he served as the sole public affairs person for the Air Force 
intellignece group. 

Now Pentagon Bureau Chief of the Air Force News Service, 
Katzaman, with a staff of two writers, two broadcasters and 
a photojournalist, oversees the distribution of all internal Air 
Force news coming out of Washington. A typical workday 
includes anything from administering everyday office matters 
to Interviewing the Air Force chief of staff to fielding questions 
from the Washington Post. "Sometimes reporters think you 
know more than what you're saying," he explains, "but you 
always try to lay out all the verifiable facts on any story," 

Katzaman manages to spend plenty of family time with his 
wife, whom he met while stationed in the Philippines, and 
their two children. They're happy to be living in the 
Washington, D,C. area, where they all enjoy the accessibility 
of such offerings as the National Air and Space and Natural 
History museums, 

Ttiomas Epier is a staff writer for the Lebanon Daily News. 

immunoassay and molecular biology 
reagents to researchers in the life 
sciences for the detection of proteins and 
nucleic acids for almost 20 years. 

Rev. Michael I. Alleman '74 is senior 
pistor at Grandview Inited .Methodist 
Church. Lancaster, Pa. 

Karen Behler '74 is a music teacher at 
.Middletown Elementary School, 
Frederick County, .Md. 

Rev. Dr. Kenneth Bickel '74, who 

played on L\Cs golf team, had his 
second hole-in-one this past summer. 
Jennie, the daughter of Ken and his wife. 
Rev, Nancy Nelson Bickel '75, is the 
number-one golfer at the I'niversity of 
Northern Iowa, a Division 1 school. 

William R, Kauffman '74 is sales man- 
.igii v ice president of Sutliff Chevrolet, 
llarnsburg. Pa. He and his wife, Diane, 
have four children: Kelly, .\lex, Eric 
and .Michael. 

John A. Nikoloff '74 is president and 
owner of Capital .Associates. Inc.. a full 
service public affairs/government 
relations firm in Harrisburg. Pa. 

Frank \. Rutherford III '74 was 

awarded the Whalen .-Vvvard for being the 
19Q~ Outstanding Chemistry Teacher by 
the Southeastern Pennsylvania section of 
the .\merican Chemical Society . In June, 
he was appointed a P.ASCO Technoiogy 
Educator by P.ASCO Scientific in 
Rosedale, Calif In this position, he 
travels around the region training high 
school teachers to use a computer data-acquisition device in sci- 
ence labs. This past summer, Frank 
spent a week at L\C helping Professors 
Dick Cornelius and Carl W igal teach 
high school teachers to use computers in 
their chemistry classrooms and labs. In 
-August, he presented a paper for Chem 
Ed '97 at the Iniversity of .Minnesota. 

Deborah Gemerd Buckfelder '75 is 

an eighth-grade math teacher in the 
Palmyra .Area School Di.strict. Palmyra, 
Pa. She and her husband. William C, 
Buckfelder '74, have two children; 
Adam and Scott. Bill is manager of logis- 
tics at Hershev International, Hershey, Pa. 

Robert E.Johns, Jr, '75 was appointed 
to the board of directors of the 
International Association of Conference 
Centers. He has worked ;is the general 
manager of the Center for Executive 
Education at Bahson College for the past 
nine years. He and his family reside in 

David M. Poust '75 i.s sales manager 
for speciality products with Domino 
Sugar Corp., Baltimore, .Md. He and his 
wite.Joni. have two children: Julia 
and .Allison. 

Howard P, Scott '75 is a teacher at 
Catholic High School, Baltimore, Md. He 
also perfomis with the Baltimore and 
W ashington operas. 

Kenneth A. Seyfert '75 is national 
director. Grace Brethren Investment 
Foundation, Inc., W inna Lake, Ind. He 
and his wife. .Anna, have nvo children: 
Tara and Trov . 



Rev. Richard D. Smith 75 is pastor ol 
Grace (Inited MethodiM Cliurtli. 
Haiiovt-r, Pa. 

James R. Sprecher '75 was promoted 
to the rank of chief warrant officer three 
(CVi-i) ill the IS, Ariin on March I, 
1W7. lie is cnrrentiv assii;iied to the 
Intehigence and Secnrit\ Coinmand 
(INSCOM) and is stationed at I'ort 
Huachuca, Ariz. James recei\ed a lironze 
Star for his duties durint; Operation 
Desert Storm and will retire from 
niihtapi senice in ,\lay I'HW. 

Judith lleyser Taylor 75 is a teacher 
in ihetA-nlral Daujihin School District, 
Harrishurj', Fa. She and her husband, 
.Mtaiee, have two children: Natalie 
and Lee, 

Raymond C. Bradley 76 was the !')')" 
winner of the 'TelK" Award, a national 
award for non-hroadcast video. Ra\ is 
account manager/ video director lor 
Rooftop Productions, Lebanon, Pa. 

John M. Cullather 76 married 
Kathleen Brown on September Li. 14')~ 
in Washington, D.C. 

Carolyn Reed Sachs 76 is an indepen- 
dent music teacher in Harrisonburg, \a. 
She and her husband. Dr. Stephen \S , 

Sachs 76, ba\e four children: (iregon, 
Martha, Sarah and Roberta. Ste\e is pro- 
fessor of music/piano at Kastern 
Mennonite Lniversilv, ILirrisonburg, \a. 
He toured in the fall of >)" with the i:.\U 
Piano Trio. (',:irolyn and he performed in 
two duet recitals on New V'ar s L\e for 
Harrisonburg's 'first Night celebration 

Doreen Breder Sigman 76 is a fifth 
grade teacher with the (ihnn County 
School District, Urunswick, (la. She 
recenth moved to St. Simons Island, (ia. 
Doreen obtained a master's degree in 
Middle School Ldiication ;ind a .speci:ilisi 
degree in Middle School lilucalion 
(grades i-S) from deorgia 
Southern I ni\ersitx 

Ellen (iottlieb Snader "'6 is owner of 
I'lP Printing, Lancaster, Pa 

Mar) K. Gallant Syer 76 is a math 
teacher and K-l J math coordinator at 
C.oatesville \rea High School, Coatesville, 
Pa. She and her husband, llarn, have 
two children: Christopher and Elizabeth. 

.\nne B. Khrhart Bocian 77 is in her 

19th year as a senior high English 
instructor in the Lower Dauphin .School 
District. Ilummelstown. Pa. 

Glenn I). Deaven 77 is a training with the .Administrative 
Otfice of Pennsvlvania ('ourts. 
Mechanicsburg, Pa. 

Robert S. Frey 77 had two lull-lenglh 
articles and t\\t> book reviews published 
in the fall of U)')-. Ihese include: 
"Effective Small Business Response 
Strategies to l'eder:il (lo\ernment 
Competitive Procurements. " The Jounuil 
n/Hiisiiicss iiiul Miiiuii;i'»uii/: 
"Environmental Dredging on the 
Chesapeake Bay " (coauthored with Dr. 
Erank Pine). World Ihviliiiiiii. Miiiiiii^ C- 
Coii.slriicliiiii: "Review ot the'l'ruth 

.About JAerytbing: .\n Irreverent History 
of Philosophv .'" Snuitl I'lvss Mii};ii:iiii' 
and '"Review of Jerusalem and the llolv 
Land: Lhe first Ecumenical Pilgrim's 
(itiide. " Smcill I'rc.v M{ii;ii:iiic. Bob's 
fourth book. Smcivs/iil I'mjiosiit 
Slnilciiics far Siiuill has 
been ac(|uired bv private-sector business- 
es, governmenl organi/.;ilioiis and 
acatiemic inslilulions in the I S.. 
Canada, and luirope. 

Roberta L. Snow "''' is director of iher 
apv si'rvi(.es .uul i.ise inan:igement tor 
Health Soiilh Reh.ibililalion Hospital in 
Oklahoma ('ilv. Okla. She .ilso te:iclies 
socioliigv and hum. in rel.itions at 
Okl.ihoma Citv Commiinitv College. 

Ronald R. Afllebach '7S is director of 
huiiKin resources lor \lhright :uid 
Wilson, Americas, Ch:irlesIon, S.(.. He 
and his wife, Susan \flleb:ich, welcomed 
their fourth daughter, l:liz.ibeth, on June 
2-i. l')4". Their oilier d:iughlers are: 
Kri.sten. Katie ,md Amanda. Ron is 
pursuing a doctorate in business 
administration and senes as an adjunct 
professor of management at 
several colleges 

Dr, Charles H. Blevins 78 has joined 
LileScan m S.ui Jose. Calif, as mana.ger 
of new product planning. He recently 
returned from :i 2 1/2-year a,ssignment 
in laigland where he led a new 
development team in the conception, 
creation and implementation ot a state- 
of-the-art conl:ic( lens m.iiuifacturing 
facililv for B:irnes-Hind. He also 
detailed the efforts of this project in 
three recent lecliires given to the C.oldeii 
(iate Polvmer I'orum, lhe Silicon \.dlev 
Chapter of the Projecl Management 
Institute and the Society of Concurreni 

Dr. Susan Engle Carney 78 is diieclor 
of qualitv a.ssurance and control. North 
Amenc:i with Novartis Oinsumer Health. 
Inc.. Lincoln. Nebr 

.4iina Marie Macenka Mantey 78 is a 

primary care phvsician assfstant with the 
McDowell Hospiial, ^L^rion, N.C. 

CarenJ, Luchanin Reichhard '78 and 

her husband. Bob, live in .Scottsdale, 
Ariz, with their son, RJ 

Elizabeth A. Sanders '78 plavs clarinet 
with the Stockton Svmphonv, Stockton, 
(;aiir and the Seaport Woodwind 
Quintet. She also plavs clarinet and sa.\- 
ophone with the Shlst Air force Band. 
California Air National Cuard. Elizabeth 
teaches band in the l.odi I nified School 
District, Stockton, Calif 

Evan T, Shourds '78 is a soccer coach 
for the ConeiiKiugh Township, Pa. junior 
high boys' soccer team. It went 16-12 
and won the \ alley of School Ligonier 
tourn:mient lor the tirsi time. 

Meredith ^oung '"S is i|u;ililv manager 
for Northwest Coalings. Oak Creek, Wis. 
She compleled .1 Doctor of N.iluropalhv 
degree in September I'i'Mi and is 
currenllv attending l.apil:il 1 niversitv of 
Integrative Medicine. Washington. D.C. 
pursuing a PMI) degree (Doctor of 

Richard J. .Allen '79 and his wife. 
I.oretta. welcomed a daughter. Rachel, 
on March 12, 199". 

Rev. Truman T. Brooks '79 is senior 
pastor of Christ I nited Methodist 
Church. Lansdale, Pa. In |iilv 1996. he 
and his wife. Roseann McGrath 
Brooks '82, adopted two children from 
Piiebla. Mevico: Sandra and Tomas. 
Roseann is managing editor of £\T, a 
computer publication. 

Matthew M. Curtin "79 is president of 
Integral Partners. Inc.. Radnor. Pa. 

Michael F. Faherty, Esq. '79 was the 

speaker for the Council on IMucation in 
\Linagemenl at the "Pennsylvania 
Workers" Comp 1 pdate 199""' seminar 
held on November 12. 199" at the 
Harrisburg Hilton Towers His topic w:is 
"".Maintaining (.ontrol of Claims and 
Reducing Costs Through \ggressive 
Return-to-Wiirk Policies ' Michael is a 
member of the law office of Marshall, 
Dennehey, Warner. Oilenian and 
(loggin. Harrisburg. Pa. 

Karl D. Neiswender '79 w;ls selected 
Coach of the ^ear at the annual South 
Jersey Tennis Coaches .Associ.ition 
ban(.|uet. .\lmoiK-s,son. NJ. Karl is in his 
fifth year as ('learfield High School girls' 
tennis coach; he also teaches math. His 
hither is Dr. David D. Neiswender '53. 

Gloria J. Scarle '79 is comptroller/ 
owner of Triad Construction Services, 
Inc . 'I':mipa. fhi. 

Joan H. Squires '79 is president and 
IT'.O of the Phoenix Symphony. 
Phoenix. ,\riz. 


David E. Klein '7>,Januarv 20, 199S He 
was a dispatcher for ISE Red Star 
Express. Newark. N.|. 

Marilvn K. Showalter '78, 
|ulv s,'l99". 



Vicki Greb Cowan '80 is a home-school 
consultant for Covenant Life School, 
Ciailhersburg, Md She and her husband, 
Jim, have three children: Justin, .\ndrew 
and Philip. 

Steven F. Vozzo '80 is an 

environmental supervisor with the North 
(';iroliii.i Division of Air (,)ualit\. 
Eavelteville Ofhce. Eavelteville. 
N (' He and his wife. Helen, live in 
Raleigh. N (". with their three children 
M:iria. Eric and Wall. 

Bruce D. Bomberger '81 is coauthor of 
the book. The Trench mni Iniliini Vrnr 
ill I'cniisvlriinici. /"5,i-/"6)'. published 
bv the Pennsvlvani.i Musiaim 

Brian R. Claeys '81 is a senior benefits 
administration speci:disl with Towers 
Perrin. Philaik'lnhi.i, P.i He .md his 
wife. Julie Kauifman Claeys '81, have 
one child: Bailev. 

Dr. Caria Powell Desilets '81 enjoys 
being the army wife of David Desilels in 
ft. Bragg. N.C, home of the 82nd 
Airborne. She and David have 5vo 
children: Joseph and Henry. 

Jeff T. Mowrer '81 is general 
manager/PC \ Professional at Donegal 
Highlanis (iolf Club., Pa. 

Craig C. Olinger '81 is deput) chief 
accountant ol tin- Division of 
('orponition finance. I S Securities and 
Exchange Commission, Washington, 
I) (^ His wife, Christine Lowther 
Olinger '81, is a chemist in the Office of 
Pesticide Programs, I S. Environmental 
Protection Agency. They have two 
children: Douglas and .Mark. 

Noel Kane Stanek '81 is self-employed 
and president of Kane Slanek A.ssociates. 
.Malvern, Pa. 

(iary R. Zellner '81 is principal of 
Northside Elementary School and 
coordinator of elementary special educa- 
tion in the Palmyra .\rea School District. 
P:ilmvra. Pa His wife. Carol Withers 
Zellner '81, is a reading instructional 
assistant in the same school district. 
They have one son: Ryan 

Denise L. Ache) '82 is choir director 
and music department chair at 
Middletown High School. Erederick 
County. .Md. She is also adult choir 
director at Trinitv t nited .Methodist 
Church. Erederick. Md. 

Linda Te\ter Behler '82 and her 

husband, .\larlin. welcomed daughter 
Andrea on November 20. I49(i. Linda 
has left her teaching career after 
15 years. 

Douglas A. Bufton '82 is regional oper- 
.itions man.iger of 
Inlernational Pool. Marietta, (ja. He and 
his wife. Pamela, have two children: 
Jennifer and Laura. 

Michael G. Groody '82 is a cat;Lstrophe 
adjuster for t SAV Pompano Beach. Fla. 
He and his wife. Sandra, have two 
children: Mickev and Olivi.i. 

Timothv Gary Long '82 married fori 
i:li/.ibelh Steele on November 29, 199" 
in first (Jiurch of the Brethren, 
Harrisburg, Pa Tim is a st-lf-emploved 
financial consultant with Kev stone 
Einancial, Harrisburg. 

Felecia Snyder Summy '82 and her 

husb:ind. lim, welcomed their second 
child, Jennifer, on Julv 12. 199". 

Robert J. Wlialen '82 is assistant vice 
president for E.isteiiers. Progress Kail 
.Ser\ices. Carev, 111. He and his wife. 
Donna, have two children: Brian and 
Robert 111. 

David J. Allen '83 and his wife. .Mary, 
welcomed a daughter. Eli/.aheth. on 
Eebru:in 21, 199". Thev live in Palo 
.\lto, Caiif. David is director of 
operations for RHL, Inc.. Benicia. Calif. 


Elaine Woodworth Norcross '83 is 

senior training specialist with Degussa 
Corporation. Ridgefieid Park. N.J. She 
and her iiusband, lohn. were married in 
.\prii lOir. 

Tina Liek Rockwell '85 is a pharmac\ 
technician at Weis Phannacy, Jersey 
Shore, Pa. She and her husband, 
\Silliam, have two children: Jon-Luc 
and V. esley . 

Bn an G. Rone '85 is director of nlLl^ic 
at Grace-St. Lukes Epi.scopal Church, 
.Memphis, Tenn. 

Re\. David .\I. Fne '84 is assistant to 
the president at .Martin Luther Home 
Societ), Inc.. Lincoln. Neb. He is 
pursuing an M.\ in Journalism and 
Communications at the I ni\ersity of 

.\ni\ J. Hosteller '84 recently became a 
science writer/columnist for the 
Richmond TiincsDispiilch after nine 
years ;ls a w riter with the 
Associated Press. 

Diane Shissler Kamp '84 is senior 
claims adjuster for Hershey Foods 
Corporation, Hershey. Pa. She and her 
husband, Charles, have three children; 
Joshua. Meredith and .\le.\. 

WaVnc C. Meyer '84 is national sales 
manager for True Temper Hardw are. 
Camp Hill, Pa. He and iiis wife. Janice, 
ha\e three children: Joshua. Nathan 
and Hannah. 

.Marc .\. Nehille '84 is an 

environmental administrator with Land 
OLakes, Inc., Carlisle, Pa, 

Dr. \ . Lyle Trumbull '84 and his wife. 
Tamara. welcomed a .son, .Mdes. on 
.August ", 199". Lyle is a postdoctoral 
research fellow at Harvard University. 
Cambridge, Mass. 

Diane M. Carey '85 studied art at Christ 
Church, Oxford I niversit)', England in 
199-1. She is a professional artist, 
currently showing her paintings in the 
Jane Anthony Gallen. Newlown. Pa, On 
.March .i. 199", she married Atsushi 
Ninomiya. They reside in Kawiisaki, 
Japan, where Diane is studying Japanese 
at the Kawaski International ('enter, 

Michael G. Cobb '85 is a job skills 
instructor w itli Jobs for Baystates 
Graduates, a private nonprofit 
organization located in Falls River, 
.Maine. Michael teaches interviewing 
skills and job survival skills to inner-city 
studenLs at W orcester \ocational High 
School. He and his wife recently moved 
to Shrewsbury, Maine from Exton, Pa. 
His wife, (;atliy Harkey Cobb, former l.\(: 
assistant dean of admission, was 
promoted to the position of regional 
manager for Eastern Massachusetts and 
the Greater Boston Area for Kelly 
Services. They have two children: .Megan 
Elizabeth and Sean Michael. 

Gloria Pochekailo Evert '85 received a 
master of education degree from 
Bucknell 1 niversity in 1991. She is 
currently employed by the Schuylkill 

Haven Area School District as an 
elementary guidance counselor. She and 
her htisband. Brian, have two children: 
Benjamin and Leah Lvnn, bom 
.April Lr 199", 

.Melanie Herman Hartman '85 and 
Bryan M. Hartman '84 reside in 
Hamburg, I'a. with their daughter 
Kaitlyn and .son Christopher, Melanie 
teaches elementary music in the Daniel 
Boone School District, Birdsboro. Pa. 
Bry an teaches secondary vocal music in 
the Tidpehocken .\rea School District. 
Bernville, Pa. and is director of music al 
St. Johns Lutheran Church, Hamburg. 

Jennifer Wright Hertzler '85 and her 

husband. Jonathan, have two children: 
Josiah andjesielle. 

Suzanne Flinn Lacey '85 is a client ser- 
vice leader with General Electric, 
Trevose, Pa. 

Timothy J. S« artz '85 is a real estate 
appraiser for The Appraisal Firm. 
.\iiddletown. Pa, He and his wife, Beth, 
have two children: Kristin and Collin. 

Nicholas F. Verratti '85 and his wife, 
.Michele Gawel Verrati '8-J welcomed a 
second son. Jared .\nthony. on October ". 
199". Their other son. Justin, is three 
years old, 

Steven .M. Weddle '85 and his wife, 
Ann, welcomed a daughter, llaleigh 
Elizabeth, on October S. 199". 

Jeffrey E. Boland '86 is senior associate 
for ZA Considting. Harrisburg, Pa. 

Rimberly Pearl Keene '86 is a seventh- 
grade social studies teacher in the 
Cornwall-Lebanon School District. 
Lebanon. Pa. 

Julie A. Kissinger '86 graduated with 
an .MBA degree from St. Joseph's 
1 niversity. Philadelphia, in 
September 1996. 

Johnna-Claire Metz '86 was granted a 
master's degree in Industrial. 
Organizational and Human Relations 
P.sycholouy in .May 199b. She is currently 
working for an international company, 
Sanofi Beaute, New York, She is creative 
production associate for Oscar de la 
Renta, Worldwide, V'ves Saint Laurent 
and Nina Ricci. She also just became an 
accredited landscape and design critic. 

.Mark N. Sutovich '86 and his wife, 
Melissa Miller-Sutovich '88 have 
relocated to Charlotte. N.C. with their 
5vo sons: Ryan and Adam. 

Rebecca Owens Wise '86 is a buver for 
Belk in Charlotte. N.C. 

Glen .M. Bootay '87 and his wife, Leslie, 
welcomed twin bovs. Gage and Bailey, 
on January 19, 199^. 

Kathy L. Brandt '87 is a research assis- 
tant at the Iniversity of .■Uabama, 

Andrew R. Brode '87 is a systems engi- 
neer for Rite Aid, Inc., Etters, Pa. 

Dr. Michael Cackovic '87 is a .May 
199"* graduate of Hahnemann 
1 niversity. School of .Medicine and was 
commissioned a Lieutenant in the IS. 
Navy in July 199". He is an OB/GI'N resi- 
dent at St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem. 
Pa. He and his wife, Barbara, have three 
children: Hannah, Connor and Paige. 

.\nn .M. Cessna '87 is a substitute 
special education teacher in the 
Lancaster. Pa. area. She received 
Pennsylvania certification in special 
education on December 18, 199". .\nn is 
a graduate student at .Millersville 
1 niversity , .Millersville, Pa., working 
toward a .M.Ed, in Special Education. 

Nicole A. Emrich '87 is administration 
manager for Cort Furniture Rental. 
Aurora. (aiIo. 

Jo Ellen Jeweler '87 is owner of Silicon 
\alley Electronics, .\nnapolis. .Md. 

Glenn R. Kaiser, Jr. '8'' and his wife. 
Deanna, welcomed daughter Bianca 
.Marie on October 26. 1997. Glenn is the 
head wrestling coach at Upper Dublin 
High School (Pa.). 

Eve R. Lindemuth '87 is manager of 
worldwide translator relations for 
Language .Management Internatiotial of 
Denver, Colo. She is responsible for 
managing the resources and 
.standardization of the recruiting process 
for the company's branches in the I'.S.. 
Europe. Asia and Latin .\merica. 

Brian S. Salldin '87 is controller for 
Jerome H. Rhoads. Inc.. Lanciister. Pa. 

Kimberly .\nn Burd '88 married Bruce 
.Andrew Minke, October -i, 199" in Point 
Place United ,Methodist Church. Toledo. 
Ohio. Kim received two masters degrees 
from Bowling Green I niversity and is an 
instructor and adviser with Owens 
Community College, Findlay , Ohio. 

Donna L. Daeer '88 married David 
Hartzell on July 12. 199" in Perkasie, Pa. 
Donna is a second-grade teacher for the 
Central Bucks School District, 
Doylestown. Pa, 

Shawn M. Fitzgerald, Ph.D. '88 is 

a.ssistant professor of evaluation and 
measurement at Kent State University, 
Kent, Ohio. Shawn teaches graduate- 
level courses in statistics, research 
design and program evaluation. He 
received a Ph.D. in Statistics and 
Evaluation from the University of 
Toledo. Ohio in December 199(). 

\^ illiam \. Giovino '88 is a 

mathematics teacher in the Lebanon 
High School. Lebanon. Pa. He and his 
wife, Rhonnda L. Giovino '95, have 
one child. Antonia Lin, horn 
June.i, 199(1, 

Joanne M. Grier '88 is Medicare 
supenisor for Pennsylvania Blue Shield, 
Camp Hill. Pa. She and her husband, 
David, have two children: Ryan 
and Kelly. 

Nan Hanshan '88 graduated from the 
North Carolina State \eterinary School 
in May 1998. She will be joining a veteri- 
nary practice in Elizabethtovvn, Pa. 

Dr. .Mary Beth Seasholtz '87 is a 

senior chemist for Dow Chemical. 
Sanford. .Mich. 

Andrea M. Tindley '87 is a day-care 
licensing representative for the DPW 
(Central Region Day Care Licensing 
Bureau. Hamburg. Pa- 
Drew R. Williams '87 is print 
coordinator for Communications 
Development. Washington. D.C. 




Gift of All! 

Ever have trouble finding 
the "perfect gift" for that 
special someone? 

gills made in honor of 
loved ones - for Mother s 
Day or Father's Day. the 
birth of a child or grandchild, a 
birthday, wedding, anniversarv 
graduation or other special occasion - can be sincere 
reminders to fiiends or family of how much you care. 

A comniemoralive gift in his or her honor to Lebanon Valley 
College thai "gives back" to others can be a most appreciated 

Many people also find their long-range estate and financial 
plans can be a thoughtful way lo make gifts in honor of others. 

Please contact us if you have questions about the best ways to 
give - either long- or short-term. We will do our best lo help you 
accomplish your goals. 

Call Paul Brubaker, Director of Planned Giving 


Dr. Joan M. Hevel '88 married Ik'nru'll 
lirouning on Octcibi-r 1 1. IWb on 
I'lfilffr Ik-ach, in Mi}; Siir. Calif She is a 
pdsl dotlnral tflldw in llif cheinistPi 
ik-parlnieni al the Universin of 
Hawaii, Honolulu. 

Tracey Montgomery Hoffman '88 and 
her hnshand, Richard P. Hoffman '86 

welcomed second child Kelse\ drace on 
October IS, 144". Son H\an is lour 
years old. 

Susan .Scott lloskins '88 is a graduate 
sludenl and lutor of inlern.itional 
students at the I ni\ersity of Delaware, 
Dover. She is completiiii; her I'll. I), 
research ni the linnuislics department. 

Joanne Hoffman Hunter '88 is nation- 
.il .iccounts Medic. ire risk consiillant for 
,\etiia I S. Healthcare. Middlelown. Conn. 

Bonni .Shartle Keane '88 is a third- 
grade teacher/site administrator in the 
Palm .Springs laiified School District, 
Palm Springs. Calif. She and her husband. 
Michael, were married on April S, 144". 

Lisa .M. Kiss '88 is a teacher in the 
\nn\ille-('leiiiia School District. 
Aninille, Pa. She anil her hush.ind, 
Douglas, welcomed a il.iugliter, 
Michelle, ill the summer of 1447. 

Brian P, I.uckenbill '88 is a second- 
grade teacher .it the Penii-Mennille 
Klenientarx (Center in the Tiilpehocken 
Area School District, Bermille, Pa. 

Lvdia H. Neff '88 married Thomas 
M'cCov on April 20, 144" in Hidgewood. 
NJ. Lydia is a first-grade teacher at 
Willard Klenientar\ School. Kidgewood. 

Lisa Jennings Nelson '88 is a chemist 
for \bhott Laboratories, .\bboll Park. 111. 

David J. Sekula '88 is a research .it the Sloan- 
Kettering (..nicer (enter. Departmenl of 
.Molecular .Medicine, New ^ork. 

.Mithele Dnrkin .Sorenson '88 and her 

hushaiiil. Dennis. ha\e three i hildren: 
.Matthew, Christopher and .Melissa. 

Michael Sleckman '88 and his wile. 
Amber Hegi Steckman '42 live in 
Kinerslord. Pa. Michael combines his 
education and his computer skills by 
providing technological training and 
consulting .sen ices to a number of agencies, schools and 
nonprofit organi/ations in the northwest 
Philadelphia area Mich.iel has been 
te. idling ill the continuing education 
program .it ne.iiin I rsiiuis College. 
Coliege\ille, Pa. 

Dr. Ramona S. Taylor '88 is assistint 
professor of cheniistn. (lollege of the 
Holy Cross. Worcester, Mass. 

Dr. .Susan J. Toland '88 is director of 
inlormation resources lor (ah. nice. 
Princeton. N.J. 

Sharon H. Weaver '88 and her 

hush. mil. Dennis. Iia\e lourcbiklrcn: 
lireiil. Kristin, \lelod\ .mil Midi, tela 

David K. Bush '89 has been selected as 
one ol eight education prolessionals to 
commence with doctoral studies in the 
higher education admimstr.ilioii 
program at the I iii\ersit\ of \irginia. He 
is currentK working as a graduate 
assistant at the Center for the SliiiK of 
Higher Iklucation and resides in 
Charlottesville. \ a. 

G. Scott Carter '8') left his job as a 
law\er in W.ishinglon. \>.i. .iher fi\e 
\ears to become a \ice president .it 
Washinglon Mortgage financial droup. 
Ltd . a commercial mortgage lender 
located in northern \irgiiiia 

Beth Trout Coder '8') and her 

luisli.iiid. Brian, welcomed a d.uighter 
on lebruarv 21. 144" belli is eiiiplmed 
as a student a.ssistance assessor In the 
Lancaster (iiiidance Center. 
Pa. She prmides SAP serMCes to the mid- 
dle schools in the Solanco 
School District. 

Deana M. ('.rumbling '84 is an proleclion speci.ilisi with 
the I S IT'\ recbnologN Innovation 
Office. Washington, DC, She received .in 
.MS. degree in environmeiUal science 
from Diesel I niversity. Philadelphia, Pa. 
in the spring of 144". 

Stephen J. Futchko HI '84 ind his 

wife, ,\niy, welcomed their first child, 
Zacbarv Kum, born on ,Septeiiiher l(>, 
144". Stephen is a supervisor at liedon- 
Dickinson. York. Pa. 

Rebecca C. Gaspar '84 is senior 
man.iger lor iniliv idual gi\ iiig. 
Department of Lund Development, Big 
Brothers/Big Sisters of ,\iiierica. 
Philadelphia. Pa. 

Todd L. (irill '89 is marketing manager 
lor \meric.m Ret-liiel ('onipanv. 
Weslhurv. NV lie is a gr.idu.ite student 
at llolstra I mversitv. Hempstead. NA . 
working toward .m ,MBA. 

Barbara Lowie Hicks '89 is softb.ill 
coach. |\ hockey coach and residential 
hall director for Hartwick College, 
Oneonta. N 'i 

Joel A, Kline '89 is an elected official in 
the orph.ins court, l.eb.mon Coiintv 
Courthouse, Lebanon. Pa. lie .mil his 
wife, Laura, have two children Rachel 
and Alexandra. 

Lac 1), l.ongson '89 been named 
|iriciiig manager lor the HO-Conimerical 
Lines Division ot Peiiii Nation. il 
Insur.iiue. Il.irrisburg. Pa His respoiisi 
bililies include directing rate change 
impleinent.ilion, managing the dividend 
issuance system and premium, loss ratio, 
comniission and dividend values 

Carl W. Mohler '89 is .iccouni 
for Berk-Tek. New Holland. Pa. 

Laurie A. Mutz. '89 is .i biologist 
with the I S Ariiiv Corps of Lngineers, 
Dover. Del 

Dr. David !'. Mvers '89 receiitb 
married Dr. Marx Brichlord on April 2(i, 
144". Both are employed at LLCO 
('orporation. St Joseph. Mich. 

Douglas L. Nyce '89 is head of the 
iiiusic deparlmeiit and a teacher ol 
niusii and laiglish at Tamaki (College. 
\ucklaiid. New Zealand. He is also music 
director of the Aukland (!itv Brass He 
and his wile. Kosahnd. and daughter, 
Hannah, live in \uckland. 

Thomas W. Reich '89 is a biomedical 
repair teiliniciaii with the I .S. \rill\. 
fort Bragg, N(,. 

Lisa Bauerman Riley '89 is assistant 
director pre K te. idler at Larlv 
Lxploreis. Ilummelstown. Pa She and 
her husband. Kandy . welcomed a daugh- 
ter, Caitlin, on August y 144". 

Deanna Bennett \etCese '89 is head Winston Hall Montessori 
School. Re.iding. Pa. She and her I lionias, have two children: 
Nicholas and .Abigail. 



Richard L. Beard '90 and Lisa Henry 
Beard '9,S welcomed a son. Ivkr David. 
Januarv ,S, I44S Kick is the director of 
lAC s Arnold Sports (Center 

Renato R. Biribin '90 is a freelance 
novelist and scieenplav writer in Studio 
Citv. Calif 

Cynthia \Satson Cowburn '90 and her 

bush. mil. J. lied, welcomed a son. Tyler, 
oiijanu.irv Is. 144" 

Kirk ,A. Cremer '90 is owner/director of 
Broadwav \oice. Heading, Pa. where he 
gives singing lessons to approximately 
iS musical theater students a week, lie 
runs a summer theater camp for kids 
and is also kept busv .is a singer, actor 
and director lie directed the musical, 
"The Secret (larilen, ' al Reading s 
Genesius llieatre injanuary I44,S. 

Kerrie Brennan Dacey '90 ind her 

husband, had their first child. 
Rachel Lli/aheth. on June Is. 144" 

Dr. Angela Davis Darrup '90 and her (Iiris. welcomed their first 
child. Rebecca Marie, on \pril 2". 144". 

Amv Schmid Deardorff '90 is a half 
time kindergarten teacher in the Lastern 
Lebanon County School District. 
Mverstown. I'.i She and her husband, 
Benjamin A. Deardorff '90, have one 
child. Nathaniel Ben is .i cheniistn hiol- 
ogy teacher in the School District ol 
Lancaster. Pa 

Dr. Camille Det.lementi '90 is .i veteri- 
narian at Animal s West \eteriiian, (Ireenville, Teiin 

Jill M, Glassman '90 was married on 
December il, 144(i to (hnstopher M 
Ouellette. Lhev reside in 
Bridgewater. N J 

Linda M. Hcpler '90 is district 
operations specialist w ith the 
Pennsylvania of Representatives, 
llarrishiirg. Pa 

Rory C. Hertzog '90 and Diane Capece 
Hert/.og '90 welcomed a second son. 
Bret Joseph, on \kiy I. 144". Tlieir first 
son. Ryan (;arl, is two 
years old. 

Cynthia \Soods Kensinger '90 and her 

husband. Jed. welcomed \dani Henry on 
January I. 1 44.S. lie joins his sister. 
Sarah Cynthia is a home economics 
teacher at Lebanon \fiddle School. 
Lebanon. Pa. They reside in Lititz. Pa, 

Robert L. Mikus '90 is director of 
residence lite at Lli/abethtown Oillege. 
IJi/abetlitown, Pa. His wife. Donna 
Teator Mikus '90. teaches first-grade in 
the llempfield School District. 
Lancaster. Pa. 

Rev. Dwayne D. Nichols '90 is pastor 
at Zion 1 nited (Jiiirch of Christ. 
Selinsgrove. Pa He and his wile. 
Deborah, have three children: Curtis, 
Janessa and Brent. 

Susan V. Noel '90 married Mark 
Specthrie. Ksq.. September h. 144" in 
Greenwich. Conn Susan is a certified 
paralegal and works at Wanvick Savings 
Bank in the mortgage sen icing 
department as the mortgage delivery 
administrator She reviews legal 
documents and sales loans to the 
secondary markets and sets interest rates 
kir the hank 

Matthew P. O'Beirne '90 is training 
.ind auditing loordiiialor for First 
Option lle.ilth Pl.iii. Neptune. NJ He 
and his wile. |anet. were married on 
October 14. l"44(> 

Tamara Hudish Powell '90 is a field 
sen ice coordinator lor l.a.sco Bathware. 
Lli/abethtown. Pa. She and her hus- 
band. Kenneth, welcomed a daughter. 
Jenna Leigh, on August 4. 144". 

David J, Schell '90 is an environmental 
specialist inarketing infomiational 
sen ices manager kir W ilton Aniietale, 
.Mount Joy, Pa. He and his wife. Janice 
Bechtel Schell '88, li.ive two children: 
Jessie. 1 .ind Mik.iel.i 

Dr. Sherry D. Scovell '90 is a surgical 
resident at the Graduate Hospital. 
Department of Surgery, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Cynthia Sladek Bass '90 is a plan 
speci.ihst with ( (rl Consulting Group. 
Inc . Malvern. I'.i. 

Dale E. Snover '90 is a performance 
analvsl lor Pennsvlvania Power and 
Light Co . MIeiitowii. Pa. He and his 
wite.Judv. have two children: Brian 
and 'iliclielle. 

Susan M. Spadjinske '90 is i music 
specialist choral director with the 
\eriioii Board of Lducation, 
Rockville. Conn. 



Paula Boyd Sutor '90 attends Cit\ 
College of San Francisco, Calif, and is 
sening as an intern on the production of 
a documentan' b\ PBS affiliate 
KCTS/Seattle. Paulas film, Qirrie Fisher 
Dream See/uence. had its uiirld 
premiere at the 13th \niiual Film .\rts 
Festival in San Francisco. 

Lori Reed Thomas '90 is a music 
teacher in the Mifflin Count\ School 
District, Reedsville. Pa. 

Daniel B. Tredlnnick '90 has been 
appointed by Pennsylvania Go\ernor 
Tom Ridge to the Governor's Council on 
Travel and Tourism. Council members 
advise the oovemor on policy matters 
related to the states tourism industn , 
the second largest (behind agriculture) 
source of economic output in the 
Commonwealth. Daniel is also press sec- 
retan for the Pennsvhania Fish and 
Boat Commission. 

Pamela S. Vincent '90 received a 
master of public administration degree 
from Pennsylvania State I niversirv in 
.August 1996. She has been the 
supen isor of the radiology department 
at Shady Grove Hospital, Rockville, .\ld. 
since July 1997. She is also clinical 
supervisor/instructor for Washington 
Hospital School of Radiography. 

Joanne S. Bakel '91 is program coordi- 
nator,' clinical coordinator tor Penn 
State I niversity's School of Radiography, 
Hershev .Medical Center, Hershey, Pa, 

Danielle .M. Campbell '91 is a special 
education teacher, field hockev and 
swimming coach, and Special Olympics 
Softball coach in the Brancroft Schools 
special education department, 
Haddonfield, .N.J. 

Shirlev Dietz '91 married David 
Haddad on .March Is. 199". She is an 
attornev with \\ ilmer. Gates, Fohrell and 
Kelley, P,A„ HunLsville, ,\la, 

Brian M. Femandes '91 is an actuary 
with Balis and Co,, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Kelley Gingrich Finkelstein '91 is a 

claims examiner for Pennsylvania Blue 
Shield. Camp Hill. Pa. She and her 
husband, .Michael, welcomed daughter, 
Rachel Lauren, June 2(1, 199". 

Angela Fischer Fracalossi '91 is a self- 
employed realtor in Danville, Pa. 

Kathryn Guindon '91 married Daniel 
Tisdel in .\pril 199S. Kathy received a 
master s degree from North Carolina 
State I niversity in .March IWt. Kathy 
works as a fisheries biologist at the 
Flordia Department of Environmental 
Protection, Florida Marine Research 
Institute, St, Petersburg, Fla, 

J. Ronald Hess '91 is sales manager for 
the Holiday Inn-Harrisburg/Hershey, 
Grantville, Pa. 

Brendalyn D. Knsiak '91 is general 
manager of the Holidav Inn Coming- 
Painted Post, Painted Post, N,Y, 

.Andrew S. \Sangman '91 is a salesman 
for .AI.N Plastics of Pennsylvania, 
Lancaster, Pa, 

F. Richard Yingling, Jr. '91 is an 

estimator with First Capital Insulation, 
Inc, York, Pa. He and his wife, Cheryl, 
have nvo children: Kayla and Savannah, 

iMaria L. ,\beleda '92 married Jeffrey 
Boyd .Mundwiler on .August 23, 199" in 
St. Paul the Apostle Catholic (Church, 
Annville, Pa, 

Dr. Joseph Alia '92 is a family practice 
resident in Phoenix, ,Ariz. 

Erica .Allen '92 married Thomas 
Jucewicz on September 2(1, 199", 

Donna L. Becker '92 is a member of 
therapeutic staff support for I nited 
Staffing Sen ices, Harrisburg, Pa. 

Lois Rhine Bickel '92 is a houseparent 
at the .Milton Hershey School, Hershey, 
Pa. She and her husband. Lynn, have 
nvo children: Christopher and Shane. 

Kristin Davis '92 married Jim Hoffer on 
June 7, 199" in Jonestown, Pa, Kristin is 
a sixth-grade teacher in the Northern 
Lebanon School District, 
Frederick.sburg, Pa, 

Tara J. Hottenstein '92 is an essay 
rater at the I niversity of Georgia, 
Testing Scoring and Reporting Services, 
Athens. Ga, 

Tiffany Ann Lanphier '92 married 
,\lichael Scott SholanskT on November 
29, IW" in St. Paul the Apostle Catholic 
Church, .Aiinv ille. Pa, She is a family 
therapist with the Family Focus Program 
and a crisis counselor with Good 
Samaritan Hospital, both in 
Lebanon, Pa. 

David N. Lauver '92 recently received 
his .M.I), degree from Penn State College 
of .Medicine, Hershey, Pa. David is 
currently a resident in Internal .Medicine 
at Reading Hospital, Reading. Pa. 

Tracey Brass Oberdorf '92 is an 

employment training specialist with the 
.Arc of York (bounty, York, Pa. 

Kimberly Shaffer '92 married Bryan 
Lee .Mvers. December (3, 199" in Harpers 

Joe A, Shermyer '92 is a seventh-grade 
science/social studies teacher, varsity 
football coach and head junior high 
wrestling coach at Holv Name of Jesus 
and E:ist Pennsboro High School, 
Harrisburg, Pa. His wife Paula Hitter 
Shermeyer '92 is a first-grade teacher 
and junior varsity girls' basketball coach 
at Holy Name of jesus and Cedar Cliff 
High School, Harrisburg, Pa, 

Shawn T. Snavely '92 married Lori M. 
Moyer '93 on November 22, 1997 in 
L\C"s ,Miller Chapel. Shawn is employed 
by Reading ATM, Reading, Pa, and is a 
candidate for a master's degree in music 
education at Penn State I niversity, Lori 
is employed by the Daniel Boone School 
District and is a candidate for a master's 
degree in music therapy at Immaculata 
College, \Xest Chester, Pa, 

Kevin J. Sutovich '92 married Lara 
McCauley on September 27, 1997, Kevin 
is a graduate :issistant in chemistry at 
Pennsvlvania State I'niversirv, 1 niversitv 
Park. Pa, 

Timothy J. Tobin '92 is a history 
teacher and an assistant football coach 
in the Mahanoy .Area School District, 
,Mahanoy, Pa, He is also a seventh- and 
eighth-grade basketball coach at 
Cardinal Brennen High School, 

Christa M. Wachinski '92 is a case 
manager with Haven House, a partial- 
hospitalization pro.gram that .serves the 
mentally ill, located in .Allentown, Pa, 

Robert G. Bledsoe '95 is market 
research manager for New tlolland 
North .America, Inc., New Holland, Pa. 
He and his wife, Claudia, have three 
children: Scott, Kevin and Kristy , 

Charles W . Bloss, l\' '93 works for Bob 
Gold and .Vs.sociates, Chicago, III. The 
firm does managed care consulting. 
Charles is officiallv an ASA and 
an .M.AAA. 

.Michael P. Boyer '93 is company 
controller for three quarries in the 
eastern U.S. for Medusa .Minerals. He 
and his wife, Lisa, and daughter, Leah, 
recently moved to Dingman's Ferry, Pa, 
in the Poconos, 

John J, DiGilio.Jr. '93 received a Juris 
Doctorate from Pepperdine I'niversity 
School of Law, Maiibu, Calif, in .May 
1996. John is currently enrolled as a 
master's candidate at the I niversity of 
Pittsburgh School of Information. 
Pittsburgh, Pa, 

Mark S. Dimick '93 is an English 
teacher and adviser to the senior class, 
the literary magazine and Kev Club at 
,Annville-Cleona High School, Annville, 
Pa, Mark is also director of music at 
Salem Lutbenin Church, Lebanon, Pa., 
and a candidate for an .M.,\. in English at 
Millersville I niversit). .Millersville. Pa. 

Sandra L. Fauser '93 is a third-grade 
teacher/liead field hockev coach in the 
Eastern Lebanon County School District. 
.Myerstown, Pa. 

Kevin M. Gerchufsky '93, '96 is an 

associate information systems analyst 
with Bayer Corporation's diagnostics 
division, Elkhart, Ind, 

Stephen .M. Hand '93 is plant human 
resource mana,ger for Tyson Foods, Inc., 
Glen Mien. \ a. 

Stephanie Hassler '93 married Torrey 
Martin on September 12. 1997. 

Shirley J. Hoy '93 is branch manager of 
Mid-America Personnel Resources, 
.Muncie, Ind, She is also the owner of a 
distribution business in .Alexandria, Ind. 

David A. Huffman '93 now lives in 
(iolden. Col. 

Stanley W. Hulet '93 and his wife, 
.Melissa Atkins Hulet '93, welcomed a 
daughter, Ysabelle, in September 1997, 

Lynn Schviahn Jones '93 is an aerobics 
instructor with the Somerset Valley 
YMCA, Somerville, NJ, 

Kimberly E. Klein '93 is a self- 
employed decorative artistic painter in 
Lancaster, Pa, 

Kelly Lawrence '93 married Michael 
Glancy on June 21, 1997. Kelly is a high 
school chemistry teacher at Woodstovvn 
High School, Woodstovvn, NJ. 

Jeffrey D. Martin '93 is deli division 
manager for the Bird-in-Hand Baken , 
Bird-in-Hand, Pa, 

J. Thomas Seddon I\ '93 is director of 
fifth- through twelfth-grade bands in the 
Rye Neck I nion Free School District, 
.Mamaroneck, N,Y, He received a master 
of music degree in music education from 
the Ilartt School of ,\lusic. He and his 
wife, Alana, have one son: Peter, 

Linda A. Sterner '93 is a Spanish 
teacher in the Elizabethtown Area 
School District, Elizabethtown, Pa, She 
completed a mister's degree in Spanish 
from Millersville I'niversity, ,Miller,sville, 
Pa, in August 199". 

Ryan H. Tweedie '93 is vice president 
at'HR.Soft. Inc, .Morristown, NJ, 

.Matthew R. Wood '93 is a forensic 
chemist in the (.)cean County Sheriffs 
Department's Forensic Laboraton', Toms 
River, NJ, 

,Matt D. Barr '94 is enrolled in a 
Physician ,Assistant .Master's Program at 
Beaver College, Glenside, Pa, 

Donna Smoyer Bridges '94 is complet- 
ing the residency portion of her master's 
coursework in Jacksonville, Fla, She 
hopes to receive her degree from 
George Washington I'niversih in 
December 199.S. 

Rebecca Brown '94 married Patrick 
Pipino on October 12. 1'19". Becky is 
special events coordinator for the Y.MCA 
of S:iratoga. Saratoga Springs, N.Y. She 
is attending College of St. Rose, Albany, 
pursuing a master's degree in 
elementary education, 

Susan R. Cohen '94 is a computer 
hardware specialist with DSTI, 
Rockville, .Md. 

Heather Fennell '94 married Burr 
Burker on August 30, 1997 at Western 
.Mary land College. She is a realtor with 
Century 21 Realty, Owings, Md. 

Melissa A. Fleegal '94 is a graduate 

assistant in the Interdisciplinary 
Program for Biomedical Sciences at the 
University of Florida, Gainesville, 

Da\'id V, Gartner '9-1 is a permanent 
employee of Merck and Co,, West Point, 
Pa. He and his wife, Christine Berry- 
Gartner '94, live in Lancaster, Pa., 
vv here Christv works for the North Penn 
School District as an English as a Second 
language teacher. 



John A. Harper '94 is recreation 
directcir Inr tlie H\:itt Regency (Iraiid 
Cypress Hotel. Orlando, i'la 

Gretchen A. Harteis '94 is a phvsical 
therapist with Interim lleallh Care. (Ireat 
I alls, \lonl, .She is a tra\elin!^ therapist 
who nio\es ahoiit ever\ three nioiiths 
and hopes her next stop is 
Winter I'ark. Colo. 

Michael A. Hartman '94 is digital sales 
specialist lor Lanier Worldwide. Inc.'s 
I'.S. Operations. Norristown. Pa. 

Amy L. Ililbert '94 is in therapeutic 
staff support at the Edgewater 
Psychiatric Center. Harrisbiirg, Pa. 

Jill M. Unlet '94 married David P 
.Sottde on April S. IW, 

Cathy Connors Kostick '94 and her 

husband. John, welcomed a daughter. 
Hannah Pose, on .September Id. I')')". 

Rodney J. Kovach '94 is an Knglish 
teacher and loothall coach in the 
Northern Lebanon School District. 
Fredericksburg. Pa 

Christopher D. Long '94 is an 

elementar\ school teacher in the (Central 
Mucks School District He married Heidi 
Lyn Coeke on .\ugust I. I'M" 

Keith W. Murray '94 is president ol 
llelp-l \lo\e. Inc.. Lake Park. Fla. 

Chad .M. Ott '94 is an actuarial 
consultant with Reliance Insurance 
Company. Philadelphia. Pa. He married 
.Maureen Kaye Delaney on ,\!a\ 2-1. 1')')" 

Jennifer Reeder '94 married Donnie 
Decker in Bedford. Pa, on |ul\ 1'). I')'!", 

Dcanna .\I. Sanders-Hoar '94 is a 

medical technologist with llealthSoulh, 
Pleasant dap. Pa, She anil her hush.ind, 
Curtis, have one child, ('ullen Robert. 
born October 4, D)')i 

Sheri Lynn Smith '94 is a research 
technician with the Department of 
Radiology. Center for N\IR Research. 
Hershey .'iledical Center. Pennsykania 
State University, Hershey, Pa, 

Seth J. Wenger '94 is attending the 
I ni\ersil\ of (leorgia. .\thens, pursuing a 
master's degree in (!onser\alion lA'ologv 
and Sustainable Development He was 
awarded a uni\ersil\-wide assistantship 
and graduate merit supplement, 

Craig S. Campbell '9S is night securitv 
counselor at \cw Lile Bins R.uich. 
Harleys\ille. Pa 

Crystal B. Crovvnover '9S is a job 

readiness skills instructor/ manager 
for (lomlwill Industries of Central 
PennsvKania. Inc. Ilarrisburg. Pa 

BradJ. Diikehart '9S is an occupalinn 
al therapist at ('hambersburg Hospital. 
Chambershurg. Pa 

Mark W. Henry '9S married Jiid\ 
Clemson on August i. 199", The\ reside 
in New Iripoli, Pa Mark is an 
admissions counselor at Northampton 
Community College, Bedileheni, Pa. 

Debra Keller '95 married Cory \\ea\er 
on April 19. 1997, She is a technical sup- 
port engineer for II NKT Technologies, 
fairfa.x. \a. 

Jeffrey K. Kostura '95 is a ci\il 
engineer Willi M.ick Concrete Industries, 
Inc , ,\ltanioiUe Springs, fla, 

Bridget Ann Lohr '95 married James 
Charles (ieisel '94 on December 6. 
P)')~ in lriiiit\ Lvangelical 
Congregational Church. Ilarrisburg. Pa 
Bridget is a therapeutic support staff 
worker with the Dauphin County Youth 
AdMicate Program. Ilarrisburg James is 
an in\entor\ specialist with ,s()0 
Communications, Ilarrisburg, 

Karen I., McConnell '95 passed the CI'A m M.n 140" 

Daniel R. Neyer '95 is a forensic 
scientist with the PennsxKania State 
Police, ,Media. Pa 

Richard D. Ragno '95 is a member of 
the I ,S Naw Band, performing in both 
the ceremonial hand and the bra,ss quin- 
tet. They play throughout the South, 
from Lincoln. Neb, to Charleston, S,C, 
The band pla\s concerts, change of com- 
mands, retirement ceremonies and ship 
comniissiiins Richard is a third-cla,ss 
pelH officer 

William R. '95 is engineer in 
charge hir the remote audio division at 
Sheffield Audio/A ideo Productions. 
Phoenix, Md 

Christopher M. Seller '95 is a olhcer for Lebanon County 
Prison. Lebanon. Pa, 

Harold L. Spangler.Jr. '95 is a senior 
actuarial analyst with Reliance 
Insurance Co.. Philadelphia. Pa, 

Danielle Kileen Vcrnet '95 married 

(Ian William Cassatt. Ir, on November 
11. l')')" in Crace K\angelical 
Congregational I'hiirch, Lawnton, She is 
a seventh grade lite science teacher at 
l.emiivne ,Middle School in the West 
Shore .School District. I.emoyne, Pa, 

Michelle ,M. White '95 is a third-grade 
teacher in the (.ornwall-I.ebanon School 
District, i,ebanon. Pa 

Linda I. Wink '95 is assistant manager 
at (iood Hope Kamih Physicians, Enola, 

Timothy R. Yingling '95 is assistant 
executive director for the Greater 
Pott,sville .Sewer Authority, Pott,sville. Pa 
He and his wife. Cannel. have two sons: 
Nathaniel and Christian, 

Gretchen A. .\cornley '96 married 
Miihael lieiineron November 15. 199" 
Gretchen is concession manager tor 
Siis(|uehanna \allev Amusement. 
Muldleburg. Pa. 

\ni> Jo Aikens-VanBuren '96 is an ele- 

meiitan icaclicr .it II \ Snvder 
ITementary School. Savre. Pa. 

Heather L. Barrett '96 is a legislative 
research analvst in the Pennsvlvania 
House of Representatives. Ilarrisburg, Pa. 

Kelly S. Bechtel '96 is a French and 
Spanish teacher for the Hermudian 
Spnngs School District. Bermudian 
Spnngs. Pa, 

Russell W . Britting '96 is pursuing a 
master of education degree in Adult and 
Organizational Development at Temple 
I niversitv, Philadelphia, Pa, 

Jacqueline Carusillo '96 married 
Aaron I, Weston '96 on Julv 19, 199" 
Both arc prcsenllv eniploved as teachers 
hv the Delaware \allev School District, 
,\iillord. Pa 

Tatjana Cuic '96 is a chemist with 
Bayer Corp,, Myerstown. Pa. 







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Spencer J. Dech '96 is a graduate 
research/teaching assistant at Ohio State 
I niversity. Columbus, He is pursuing a 
masters degree in exercise phvsiology at 
Ohio State, 

Jennifer A. Fields '96 is a French 
teacher in the Palmvra School District. 
Palmvra, Pa, and the Lebanon School 
District, Lebanon, Pa, 

Stephen A. Heck '96 is the Indy car edi- 
tor for KPM Racing News, a weekly 
motorsports newspaper based in Latrobe. 
Pa, He is also an assistant football coach 
alSchuvlkill \allev High School, 
Schuvlk'ill Haven, Pa 

Jennifer L. Hotzman '96 is a graduate 
student in communication, 
ioumalism at Shippensburg Iniversity. 
Pa, She is also working parttinie at 
Dauphin Deposit Bank in their corporate 
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Judy A. Kennedy '96 is enrolled in 
the graduate program for reading/ 
language arts at Millersville 
I niversity, Millersville, Pa, She 
and her husband, Jeffrey, have one 
son Adam 

Raymond A. Matty '96 is an 

accountant at AMP Inc, 

Harnsburg, Pa, He was 
V recentlv appointed to 

Vl serve on the hoard of 

■ directors of ,\lembers FiiM 
Federal Credit t nion, 
,Mechanicsburg, Pa, 

ly nne A. .Morrell '96 is 

an elementan music 
teacher in the Fiston 
School District, 
Easlon, Pa, 

Klizabeth A. Palmer '96 is 

a junior .iccountant with 
Dorvvart \ndrew and 
Companv, CP\s. l.ancLster. 

\S alter R. Popejoy '96 is a 

fifth-grade elementan school 
teacher in the Lebanon School 
Distrtct. Lebanon. Pa 

Dominica Pulaski '96 is 

.issistant manager at Nine 
West, Rehobotii, Del 

James A. Rightnour '96 is 

an actuanal a.ssistant tor 
Buck Consultants, .Secaucus, 

Nancy Rohrer Sauder '96 has 

established .i private pr.ictice. 
Mediation Sen ices Association, in 
Lancaster, Pa, Her specialty areas are 
lamilv mediation .md organizational 

Colette Drumheller Shatto '96 is a 

kmderg.irten teacher in the Howard 
Countv Public Schools, (Tiild 
Development ('enter, Clarksville. Md, Her 



Rachael A. Shattuck % is rc.seniitions 
manager at the Days Inn. Inner 
Harbor, Baltimore. 

Trent S. Snider '96 is a graduate 
student in the department of chemistr\ . 
Pennsyhania State I niversit). 
I nixersity Park, 

Brian M. Warner '96 is a network com- 
puting sales speciahst for 1B,\1. 
Vieymentor. Mass, 

Jason J. Zitter '96 has been named bas- 
ketball coach at Northern Lebanon High 
School. Fredericksburg. Pa, Jason is a 
teacher at Lebanon Junior High School, 
He was a meniber ol the i W-t national 
championship b;Lsketball team at L\C, 

Nicole L. .Adams '97 is a law student at 
\V;isliington and Lee lini\ersity School of 
Law. Lexington. \a. 

Jasmine L. Ammons '97 is working 
towards a .Master of Arts degree in 
humanities at Pennsylvania State 
I ni\ersit\. Harrisburg. Pa. 

Tara L. Auman '97 is a residential 
counselor at Philhaxen-Crossroads West. 
Palni\ra. Pa 

Patricia Ritchie Bender '97 is a 

durum trader with Hershev Foods. 
Herslie\. Pa, 

Sharon A. Benton '97 works at the 
information desk at Clareniont School of 
Theolog\ , Claremont. Calif, where she is 
pursuing a master ol di\inity degree. 

Mary E. Blankenmeyer '97 is head 
field hockey coach for Reading Central 
Catholic High School. Reading. Pa. 

Melissa B. Blouch '97 is employed by 
the Harford County Public Schools. Bel 
Mr, .Md,, where she is responsible for hve 
orchestras, grades four through 12, 

Jennifer L. Bryan '97 is a graduate stu- 
dent in clinical psychology at West 
Che.ster I niversity. West Chester. Pa. 

Christie M. Burger '97 is enrolled as a 
.student at Forest Institute of Professional 
P,su'holog\ , one of the few professional 
schools of psycholo,i;\ in 
the countr)-, 

Anthony P. Burke '97 is a student at 
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic 
Medicine. Krie. Pa. 

Jennifer L. Burkhart '97 is marketing 
manager. Red Rose Transit Authority . 
Lancaster. Pa. 

Jennifer L. Byers '97 is studying to be a 
legal assistant/paralegal at Central 
Pennsyhania Business School. 
Lancaster. Pa, 

Russell J. Ciliento '97 is a laboratory 
technician at ASK Foods Inc. 
Palmyra Pa. 

Regina E. Cocco '97 is a graduate 
student at the Lniversity of Illinois, 
Chicago, in the .Microbiology and 
Immunolog) program, 

Thomas P. Cornish '97 is an 

investment accountant with Farmers 
,\liitual Fire Insurance Co,, Salem, NJ, 

Tenneil L. Daniels '97 is coordinator of 
alumni development. Shippensburg 
University. Shippensburg. I'a,. where she 
is also taking courses toward a master's 
degree in comniutiity counseling 

Mary Keymer Kernan '97 is executive 
assistant for Carmeuse ,\orth ,Mnerica, 
Chica.go Heights, III, 

Corrina L. Doerge '97 is the assistant 
marching band director and concert 
band director at Huntington High School 
in Huntington, Long Island, New York, 

^Aonne D'Uva '97 is a teacher assistant 
for Nobel Education at Chesterbrook 
,\cadem\, Manalapan. \J. She attends 
Kean Iniversity of New Jersey, 
where she is majoring in speech and 
audio pathology, 

Troy M. Elser '97 is a mutual funds 
associate with Legg Mason Wood Walker, 
Baltimore, ,Md, 

Christina N. Ercek '97 is a 
communications .specialist with Giant 
Food Stores. Inc.. Carlisle. Pa. 

Ana Prewitt- Rodriguez Farr '97 is 

assistant to family relations at the .Milton 
Hershey School, Hershey, Pa. 

Patricia Stein Fisher '97 is an accoun- 
tant with ,\,MP, Inc, Harrisburg, Pa, 

Dawn S. Friday '97 is a manager 
trainee with Commercial Credit Corp,, 
York, Pa, 

Lavinia ,M. Garcia '97 is a graduate 
a.ssistant in the Wellness Center at the 
Iniversity of Scranton. Scranton, Pa, 

Lisa Pmn Geschwindt '97 married 
,Mark Feglev on .March ,s, 1997, Lisa is a 
first-grade teacher in the Hamburg ,Area 
School District, Hamburg, Pa, 

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Gregory J. Glembocki '97 is a sales 
represL'iitativc with Paragon Optical do. 
Inc., Reading, I'a. 

Todd J. (ioshtrt '97 is an account exec- 
utive lor I'ublic .Mortgage Co., 
Lancaster, Pa. 

Matthew ,'\. Gross '97 is a graduate stu- 
dent in sec(indar\ counseling at 
Shippenslnirg I niversit)', 
.Shippensbiirg. I'a. 

Christopher T. Haak '97 is a human 
resources assistant with Dechert Price 
and Khoads, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Jessica C. Haas '97 is a chemistry 
teacher in the Solanco School District, 
yuarr)'\'ille. Pa, 

Carolyn A. Hallman '97 is a graduate 
sliidi'iil M hull. ma I ni\ersit\ of 
IVnns\l\ani.i, maioring in industrial 
and lahor relations. 

Daniel P. Henderson '97 is a sound 
engineer uith (lalf Audio. Ithaca, .\.V. 

Joyce Hodacz '97 is an occupational 
therapN a.ssistant at Pennsylvania State 
Iniversity. Berks Campus. 

• Danielle Homberg Hoy '97 is an 

erigMurniig i hange distribution 
specialist with \eu Holland .North 
■America through the Br\nes Group, New 
Holland, Pa. 

l.ori .\. Johnson '97 is an analyst with 
Huntington Life .Sciences, Point 
Pleasant, N.J 

Allen C. Keeney '97 is a graduate 
student/ teaching a,ssistant at Johns 
Hopkins I niversity, Bloomberg Center 
for Phvsics and ,\strononn . 
Baltimore, Md. 

Kris Weslev Kelley '97 is a nursing 
administrati\e assistant, scheduling 
coordinator for Integrated Health 
Services. Ilershe\, Pa. 

Tammi J. kiick '97 is a third-grade 
teacher in the Central York School 
District, York, Pa. 

Patrick M. King '97 is a staff 
accountant for li(;,\ Di\'ision of Biopool, 
West Chester, Pa. 

Daniel A. Kistler '97 is district man- 
ager for I CI 1 lilities Inc., Carlisle, Pa. 

Roberta L. Kmiecinski '97 is a hrst- 
line supervisor for ld)S, 
Mechanicsburg, Pa. 

Jason B. Kopp '97 is a general laborer 
uidi liLino\er Sample Book, 
Broilbecks, Pa. 

Staci 1.. Koualczyk '97 is a substitute 
teacher in the Palmyra. Pa. area. 

Danielle ,S. Kraft '97 is a credit anahM 
at .Security National Bank, Pottstown, Pa. 

Nicole L. Lancieri '97 is an 

educatel ler. at the Bancroft School for 
Handicapped (Jiildren, \oorhees, N.J. 

Holly .\1, Landis '97 is a contract 
specialist with the Comnuinications- 
f.lectronics Command of the IS. Army, 
i'ort .Monmouth. NJ 

Nina K. I.aiiver '97 is a ihird-grade 
teacher at St. Stephen s School, 
Harrishurg, Pa. 

Kimberly ,\. Leister '97 is a personnel 
assistant for Temps America. Vi ayne. Pa. 

Shelly M. Levan '97 is a part time 
cashier/supen isor at Shurfine Market. 
Shoemakersville. Pa. 

Angle L. Lewis '97 is a chemist with 
Lancaster Laboratories, Lancaster, Pa. 

Kristi S. Lorah '97 is a graduate 
student majoring in school psuiiology 
at Lehigh I ni\ersil\, Bethleiiem. Pa. 

•Meredith L. I.utz '97 is an operations 
research analyst at Na\al Inventory 
Control Point, .Mechanicsburg, Pa. 

Martha R. Mains '97 is an elementary 
music and orchestra teacher at Shohola 
i:lementar\ School in the Delauare 
\alle\ School District. 
Milford. P,i 

Michelle I). Malloy '97 is a Spanish 
teacher at Perry ville High School in the 
Cecil Count\ Public Schools. 
Periy\ille. Mil 

Lisa K. .Martin '97 works for the Palriol 
.Xciis, Harrisburg, Pa. 

Natalie H. McDonald '97 is manager of 
Callen I n. Ltd . \ninillc. Pa. 

Lisa Lehman McMinn '97 is an 

accountant at High Industries, 
Lancaster, Pa 

Jennifer J. Mihalov '97 is a member of 
the staff support team at Meadows 
Psychiatric Center. ,Millers\ille 
Lniversity, .Millersville. Pa. 

Stacey L. Miller '97 is a substitute 
elementarv teacher in the Lycoming 
(jnmty Scltool District, .Montours\ille, 
Pa. She is also taking ciairses in special 
education at Mansfield 1 niversitx , 
.Mansheld, Pa. 

Tammy A. Miller '97 is on the cost 
accounting staff at Pepperidge Farm, 
Demer. Pa 

Robin Hess Mover '97 and her 
husband, Da\id, welcomed a daughter, 
Schylarjordyii. on September I'), 1997. 

Bethany O. Mummert '97 is a 

graduate student in the Archive Museum 
and fxliting I' at Duipiesne 
t ni\ersit\, Pittsburgh, I'a. 

Jennifer A. Nauss '97 is an account 
analyst with HealthAmerica. 
Harrisburg, Pa. 

Elizabeth M. Nissley '97 married 
Benjamin S. Goodhart '97 on 

December (i. I'M" at Holy Name of Jesus 
Catholic (Juirch. Harrisburg. Pa. 
Klizabelh is employed by (ionrad .M. 
Siegel Inc.. Harrisburg. Benjamin is 
employed by the Penn.sylvania Higher 
Education .Assistance Agency. 

Timothy M. Ostrich '97 works with 
data eiilrv at Keen Transporl, 
Carlisle Pa. 

Sharon L. Possessky '97 is pursuing a 
ma.sters degree in biology at 
Clarion l'ni\ersit\. 

President Dciviit I'lilUck. left, visited Willi Gerard (Jcrt '41 
mid Marmirel Mninilnin in Napti. California diiriiiii a recent 
trip til llie West Coast. 

•Ashley E. McMinnis '9" is a teaching Jeffrey C. Raber '9" is a graduate 
a.ssistant in the Ko.moke City Schools. student .it the I niversity of Southern 

Koanoke, \a California 

Kenneth R. Mengel '97 is manager of Christa Neil Reinhart '9~ is employed 

the l,icilil\ m, 111, igement center at Bell b\ llershe\ foods, llershc\. Pa 
,\tlantic, Sl.ite Cuilege, Pa. 

Jennifer ,M. Rohrer '97 is a drug and 

Sarah F, .Melallo '97 is a subsiiiule alcohol counselor for \ aniage, 

teacher in the .Middletown Area School Lancaster. Pa 
Distnct, Highspire. Pa. 

Kyle R. Roth '97 is employed by Bob 
Roth Building Maintenance Service, 
Catasauqua. Pa. 

Vtayne Sallurday Jr. '97 is regional 
marketing manager for North .\jnerican 
Business Technology , Cockeysville, .\ld. 

John H. Savidge '97 is a supenisor for 
IILRt.O at the Hershey Lodge and 
Convention Center. Hershey, Pa. 

Brent E. Shoemaker '97 is president/ 
CEO of Tri-Count\ Decks-N-Sheis. Inc.. 
Dover. Pa 

Heather L. Smith '97 is a psvchiatric 
a,ssistant at I'hilhaven Hospital. Mt 
Gretna. Pa. 

Jessica L. Smith '97 is a fourth-grade 
teacher in the St. Mary's Public Schools. 
Lexington Park, .Md. 

Patricia .\nn Steffy '97 is director of 
housekeeping- laundry sen ices at 
.Moravian .Manor Retirement 
(lomniunity, Lititz. Pa. 

Tina Marie M. Teichman '9" is a 

program manager for Empowerment. 
Choice. Options. Pottsville. Pa. 

Lori A. Testerman '97 is video- 
conferencing coordinator for Herron 
.Associates. Inc.. Indianapolis, hid. 

•Melissa A. Vargo '97 is a graduate 
student majonng in biochemistry at the 
I niversity of Delaware, Wilmington. 

Christina J. Watts '97 is a prevention 
worker at the Community Counseling 
and Resource Center, Cockeysville. .Md. 

Michelle M. Weaber '97 is a cook and 
dietary aide at Country Meadows. 
Hershey. Pa. 

Jennifer A. iSentzel '97 is enrolled at 
W idener I niversity School of Law. 
Harrisburg Campus. Harrisburg. Pa. 

Bridget C. \^ illiam '9" is a 

management trainee with AR.Y.M.\RK. 
Philadelphia. Pa. 

Nathan A. Wisniewski '9'' is a chemist 
at Lancaster l.aboratones, Lancaster. Pa. 

Tara E. Wolownik '9" marned Darrick 
Homer on October 2S. M9". She is a 
teacher assistant with the Lancaster- 
Lebanon ir Ls, Lancaster. Pa. 

Carol S. /.earing '9" is a graduate 
student at Drew 1 niversity 
Theological School. 

Beth Anne Zielsdorff '9" is a mutual 
lund accountant with Merrill Lynch. 
Ml.VM Accounting. Princeton. N.J. 


Barbara Spatz Hover '95. October 1-i. 
1 MO". She w as the wife of the Rev 
Wilson R. Hover. pa.stor of Holv Triniry 
Lutheran Church. Lebanon, Pa. 

SUMMER 1998 


Please tell us what you think ... 

Dear Reader: 

As you perhaps noticed, we have made some changes in this issue of The Valley. We have "opened up" the Class Notes section 
and included additional short features on alums. We are also using more color in the magazine, and have modified the overall design 

Before we make additional changes, we would like to get your input. Please take a few minutes and fill out this short 
questionnaire. You can return it in the postage-paid envelope bound in the center of the magazine. Thank you for taking the time to 
give us your opinion. You"re also welcome to send comments via e-mail to the editor at 


The Valley 

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9. Your comments about The Valley. 




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□ a friend of the college □ media □ other (please e.xplain) 

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3. Howmuch of The Valley do you read? □ Cover to cover □ Half or less □ More than half □None of it 

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7. Please check the subjects you would like to see more coverage on: 

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Other (please comment) 

Display Your Pride 
In Lebanon Valley. 

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

as a gift or a treat for yourself... 

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

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

Plus, the College Store has many other items and 
designs in stock, with more new merchandise 
arriving July 15. 

College Store 


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

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


E-mail: ornolan (Slvcedu 

We accept VISA. MasterCard. Discover and MAC. 

Shipping and handling costs will be added to each order. 

1. Banker's lamp - $250.00 

2. Gold-plated desk pen set - $49.95 

3. Gold-plated business card holder - $33.95 

4. LVC men's silk tie - $29.95 
LVC ladies' silk scarf - $29.95 

5. Rosewood carriage clock - $ 1 69.95 

6. Gold-plated paperweight - $20.95 
Gold-plated letter opener - $22.95 

7. LVC chocolates by Paramount Chocolate 
priced from $3.95 to $12.95 

1 . LVC wool black watch plaid blanket - $39.95 

2. LVC black watch plaid pillow - $27.95 

3. Cherr>' and black lacquer alumni chair - $295.00 

plus $20.00 shipping and handling 

4. LVC tote bag - S8.95 

5. LVC nav\' and while umbrellas - 
priced from $14.95 to $26.95 

6. Spring-weight jacket - $7 1 .95 

7. LVC alumni hat -S 16.95 

LVC alumni sweatshirt (sizes M-XX) - $37.95 

8. LVC white ceratnic coffee mug - $7.95 

9. LVC 8-inch hear -S 15.95 

SUMMER 1998 


College Embarks on New Physical Therapy Program 

GriHind will be broken this siiiiinierjor itie ne)\ 32.0U0-foot physual therapy faeilily. 

Architect's rendering oj the hiiiUliiig's interior, with 
therapy pool on the left. 

Two generous gifts totaling 52.25 million have enabled the college to 
establish a five-year program in physical therapy which will begin 
enrolling students for the fall, 1999 semester. 

Dr. Suzanne H. Arnold committed $1.25 million and trustee Dr. 
Edward H. Arnold has committed $1 million to build a beautiful, mod- 
ern facility to house physical therapy program offices, classrooms, 
teaching laboratories, a therapy pool and a tltness/aerobic center. Work 
will begin this summer on the striking structure which will be con- 
structed as an extension of the Arnold Sports Center. The gifts also 
allow for construction of athletic program areas including locker and 
shower facilities, storage and a training room. 

Dr. Ron Scott, formerly an associate professor in the University of 
Texas Health Science Center's Department of Physical Therapy, has 
been named director of the physical therapy program, and negotiations 
are under way with se\eral regional health organizations and institu- 
tions for clinical sites. 

Look for more details on the new program in the fall 1998 issue of 
The Vcilley. 

Lebanon Valley College 

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