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Winslow Homer: Graphic Expressions 



Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery 
October 22 - December 11, 1998 



This exhibition highlights the rich array of graphic works produced 
by Winslow Homer (1836 - 1910), one of the most important and 
influential American artists. Featuring etchings, wood engravings, 
watercolors, and 25 books illustrated by Homer, the exhibition 
presents graphic media on an expressive par with the paintings for 
which he is best known. Included here are Homer's prints 
accompanying texts by such esteemed nineteenth-century American 
writers as William Cullen Bryant, Lucy Larcom, James Russell 
Lowell, and John Greenleaf Whittier. Also on display are several 
engravings produced for Harper's Weekly during and shortly after 
the Civil War. Offering a unique psychological profile of both urban 
and rural life, and attesting to the artist's enigmatic obsession with 
the sea, Winslow Homer: Graphic Expressions provides 
an opportunity to study the 
rapidly transforming 
social landscape of 




Winslow Homer, The Clanking Shuttle, 1870, wood 
engraving in William Cullen Bryant. The Song of the Sower 
(New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1 871 ); collection of Thomas 
V. Lange, Pasadena, California. 



Winslow Homer, Zekle Crep ' Up Quite Unbeknown An ' Peeked In 
Thru ' the Winder, wood engraving, in James Russell Lowell, The 
Courtin' (Boston: Osgood & Co., 1874); collection of Thomas V. 
Lange, Pasadena, California. 



vol. 16, Number 1 



The Vallev 



Lebanon Valley College Magazine 



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ml Winter 1998 



Departments 



Features 



16 News Briefs 

19 Sports 

26 Newsmakers 

30 Class News & Notes 



Vice President for Advancement: 

Deborah Read 

Editor: Judv Pehrson 

Writers: 

Thomas Epler 

Nancy Fitzgerald 

Ed Gruver 

Tom Hanrahan, Sports 

Man- Beth Hower, News Briefs. 

Newsmakers 
Barbara Miller 
Cindy Progin. Closs Notes 
Cristal Renzo '93 
Robert Smith 
Stephen Trapnell '90 

Proofreader: Diane Wenger '92 

Designer: Cynthia Kercher '86 

Photography: 
Dennis Crews 
Jem' Kahnoski 
Kevin Monko 

Send comments or address changes to: 

Office of College Relations 

Laughlin Hall 

Lebanon Valley College 

101 North College Avenue 

Annville, PA 17003-0501 

Phone: (717)867-6030 

Fax: (717)867-6035 

Email: pchrson@lvc.edu 

The Yallc\ is published by Lebanon 

Valley College and distributed without 

charge to alumni and friends. 

On the Cover. A computer-generated 
image o] the globe shows locations Jor 
LVC's study-abroad programs in England, 
France. Spain, Germany and Greece 
By Cynthia Kereher '86. 

The Valley magazine is produced 
approximately five months in advance ol 
when it is received by its readership 
Class Notes news received after 
production has begun will he included 
in the next issue of the magazine. 



Globe Trotters 

More students arc studying overseas and more international students arc coming to 
Annville than at an) tune in the college's history 

BY NANCY FITZGERALD 

Postcards from Abroad 

Studciil travelers give a first-hand account ofLVC's new study -abroad 
sites in Europe. 

BY NANCY F1TZG1 KM D 

Bringing the World to Annville 

These international emissaries tome from 30 different notions and bring a whole 
new point oj view to the campus 

BY NANCY FITZGERALD 



8 Mastering Business 



The college's MBA program, now the largest m the region, is training tomorrow's top 
business leaders. 

BY STEPHEN TRAPNELL '90 

10 A New Beginning 

Dean Stephen MacDonald is well aware that he lias arrived at the college at a 
pivotal point in its history. 

BY BARBARA MILLER 

1 3 Getting Physical 

A new five-year physical therapy program jits m well with the college's mission qj service 
BY STEPHEN TRAPNELL '90 

20 Souls on lee 

Hockey Coach Al MacCormack has put together a team that promises to bring new 
recognition and excitement to spoils at the \'allc\ 

BY ED GRUVER 

22 A Century of Football 

it's the Flying Dutchmen's WOth season and tunc joi a trip down Memory Lane. 
BY ED GRUVER 



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A burgeoning study-abroad program 

is widening perspectives on campus 

and sending students out to explore the world. 

By Nancy Fitzgerald 







A couple of time zones from Annville 
— in a bustling city in the middle of 
Spain — a handful of students represent 
the Salamanca branch of Lebanon 
Valley College. In leaps and bounds, 
they've been learning to feel at home in 
a foreign culture, dramatically improv- 
ing their language skills, and opening up 
their minds to a whole new world. 
They'll be gone for just a semester, but 
when they come back they'll be different 
people — more confident, less judgmen- 
tal, brimming with eagerness to learn 
and do more. As they transform their 
own lives, they — and their coun- 
terparts in London, 
Montpellier, 




Cologne, and 
Crete — are helping 
to transform the entire campus. 
"I came back from Spain so much 
more open-minded," reflects Keri Lacy 
'99. "I used to have misperceptions 
about what a person would be like based 
on where he or she came from, but now I 



know we're all a lot more alike than we 
are different. And I also gained a won- 
derful sense of adventure — I'm ready 
to pack up and go anywhere at all." 

With study-abroad programs like the 
one in Salamanca, directed by Foreign 
Language Department chair Dr. Diane 
Iglesias, along with the arrival of dozens 
of international students to study at 
Lebanon Valley, Annville is — little by 
little — becoming a way station in the 
global village. Once students get a taste 
of the world beyond rural Pennsylvania, 
they're less intimidated by challenges 
and eager to get out into a world that 
they feel very much a part of. 

"Not only do they speak Spanish bet- 
ter," says Iglesias, "but they also learn 
to feel completely at home in Spain. 

Of course they experience culture 

shock when they get to Spain, but the 
big surprise is that they experience 
an even greater culture shock when 
they get back to Annville. 
They've incorporated Spanish 
culture into their lives so thor- 
oughly that when they get 
home, they miss the rhythm of 
the Spanish day. And once they realize 
they can get through this, they realize 
they can do anything." 

Lately, more and more Lebanon 
Valley students are tuning into the 
rhythms of far-flung places around the 
globe. In the 1997-98 academic year, 53 
students ventured from Annville to 
study-abroad programs strung around 
Europe — up from just two in 1991-92. 



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And more international students are 
making their way here. There were 37 
students from 29 foreign countries 
studying at Lebanon Valley in 1997-98, 
compared with only five in 1991-92. 
And for the current academic year, 35 
international students will be calling 
Annville home. 

None of this, of course, has happened 
by chance. It's part of a concerted effort 
initiated by former President John 
Synodinos and carried on by his succes- 
sor, President David Pollick, under 
whose guidance LVC campuses in 
London and Crete have recently been 
established. While in previous years, 
Lebanon Valley students participated in 
study-abroad programs run by other col- 
leges, or by consortiums of several 
schools, the new thrust has been to 
develop LVC's own campuses abroad 
— to provide a comfort zone for first- 
time travelers and to customize course- 
work, finances, and activities to our own 
students' needs. 

"When they leave the U.S., they're 
timid and anxious," says Pollick, "but 
what they find is a huge and great 
adventure. They learn to be more com- 
fortable in complex settings, and they 
bond together as a close community — 
you couldn't pry them apart with a 
crowbar. And the exciting thing is that 
when they get back to campus, they 
become a leaven, advocates for others to 
go and do the same thing. What hap- 
pens to them in three and a half months 
is extraordinary." 



THE VALLEY 




Montpellier 



In the south of Fiance, along the 
shores of the Mediterranean Sea, sits the 
ancient walled city of Montpellier, 
founded in the eighth century and pur- 
chased in 1349 by King Philippe VI. In 
1289 the University of Montpellier was 
established, and in 1995 half a dozen 
students arrived from Lebanon Valley 
College. But none of them have been 
content to be newcomers and johnny- 
come-latelys — they've thrown them- 
selves wholeheartedly into their studies 
and into the city that they call home for 
just one semester. 

Dr. Joelle Stopkie, professor of 
French, established LVC's campus in 
Montpellier three years ago for interme- 
diate-level French language students. 




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Arriving in early September, students 
take an intensive two-week French con- 
versation course, followed by a place- 
ment test that determines what levels 
they'll be placed at in the university. 
Then students, who are housed with 
French families, register for courses at 



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the University of Montpellier. which are 
taught entirely in French to international 
students from around the world. 

"All the students experience culture 
shock when they arrive." says Stopkie. 
"The university has no campus — it's 
pari of the city — and students get to 
classes using public transportation. And 
of course it's much bigger than Lebanon 
Valley — there are about 65.000 stu- 
dents. But during the course of the 
semester, they become very independ- 
ent, and when they come back lo 
Lebanon Valley they sometimes find it 
too restrictive. The experience is a real 
eye-opener for them. Everybody wants 
to go back." 

And why not'.' Students are within a 
short bus ride of the beach, and side trips 
include visits lo the surrounding 
Langduoc region and a five-day stay in 
Paris. When they return to the United 
States, most students are nearly fluent in 
French. 

"1 wouid never change my experience 
there for anything," says April Mitchell 
'99, a hotel management major from 
Ringtown, Pa., who spent the first 
semester of her junior year in 
Montpellier. "1 got to be part of a life I 
didn't know existed apart from pictures 



in books. I know it made me more open- 
minded and gave me way more confi- 
dence. I feel like I can accomplish any- 
thing now." 



Cologne 



Here in Cologne, a city of a million 
along the banks of the Rhine River, the 
largest Gothic cathedral in Europe tow- 
ers above the horizon, inspiring cen- 
turies of visitors with its amazing beauty 
and its testimony to the faith of its 
builders, who began their labors in 1248 
but didn't finish until 1880. Lebanon 
Valley College students, arm nig for a 
semester of intensive language studs . 
can draw inspiration from the cathedral 
as well, knowing that their grasp of 
Gentian language and culture will come 
about far more quickly . 

Designed for language learners, the 
program is run b\ a consortium ot col- 
leges, including Lebanon Valley, 
Gettysburg, and Allegheny, and requires 
students to have completed onl) one 

"I got to bo part ot a lite I didn't 

know existed apart from pictures 

in books. It made me more 

open-minded and gave me 

way more confidence." 

-April Mitchell '99 

year of college German. Students take a 
placement test when they arrive and are 
tracked into the appropriate courses, 
taught in German by German professors 
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school, where students correspond in age 
to American college sophomores. 

"Our students stay with German 
families because these are the best lan- 
guage teachers." explains Dr. Jim Scott, 
professor of German and one of the co- 
directors of the program. "They have so 
many opportunities to talk with them in 
an unstructured way that's often superior 
to the classroom setting. This way, the 
classroom activities reinforce the gram- 
mar they learn naturally at home. By the 
end of the semester, they've acquired 
some real conversational ability." 

Students can choose from a variety of 
courses, such as German art. history of 
modern Germany, and historv of 




Cologne is a dynamic city: 

Cologne, while they take a full year of 
German language during the course of 
one semester. "We hire the faculty our- 
selves," explains Scott, "and they are an 
extraordinary group of people. The art 
teacher, for example, is an artist himself 
and is connected to the art scene there in 
Cologne. Classes meet in museums and 
galleries and students work from the 
originals. It's a great experience." 



John Connor '99 couldn't agree more 
wholeheartedly. "It was my most suc- 
cessful semester academically," he says, 
"because I was totally focused on learn- 

"It made me realize how big and 

yet how small the world is. 

Being there gave me a much 

more global perspective." 

— John Conner '99 

ing. And I really matured through the 
experience. It made me realize how big 
and yet how small the world is. There's 
a whole new world out there, yet the 
people are so much the same. Being 
there gave me a 
much more global 
perspective." 



chair of the foreign language department 
and director of the program. "They've 
been extraordinary." 

But before students even get to 
Salamanca, they spend a week in Madrid 
under Iglesias's supervision, polishing 
their language skills and experiencing 
the sights, sounds, and smells of the 
culture. "Each day we have a series of 
cultural assignments." she explains, 
"like buying an aerogramme at a post 
office, or speaking with a child or sen- 
ior citizen, or interviewing a butcher or 
baker. They not only learn about the 
specifics of the culture, but about how to 
approach strangers and make themselves 
understood. They find out how to nego- 
tiate language with people from different 



Salamanca 




In western Spain, 
some 90 miles from 
Madrid, is the city 
of Salamanca, con- 
quered by Hannibal 
in 220 B.C.. deci- 
mated by the French in 
1808. and the center of insurgence dur- 
ing the Spanish Civil War. Every fall 
the city is invaded again, this time by 
students of Lebanon Valley College who 
arrive for the semester. 

The program is conducted at 
Salamanca's Colegio de Espaiia. where 
intermediate-level students take an 
intensive one-month course in Spanish 
and then are placed in 
courses that match their 
ability. The Colegio is a 
private institution that 
offers a variety of 
courses, and provides 
teachers who are spe- 
cially trained to 
work with foreign- 
ers, in contrast to 
the European 
"sink or swim" 
approach to 
education. 
"Professors 
will invite 
tudents to the 
local cafe to sit and discuss 
issues over coffee, or over to their 
homes to eat," says Dr. Diane Iglesias. 




Students savor the old-world charm of Salamanca. 



age groups and social classes. And at the 
end of the week, they feel pretty confi- 
dent about their ability to survive and do 
very well in Spain." 

Students, who remain registered at 
Lebanon Valley and receive full LVC 




Two students give a presentation in Crete 's 
Palace of Phestos. 

credit for all their coursework. live with 
Spanish families and take part in the 
neighborhood and city life that sur- 
rounds them. They're encouraged to use 
the intercambio system, where Spanish 
citizens and foreigners meet informally 
in cafes to teach one another their native 
languages. "It's another way of safely 
meeting people." says Iglesias. "Our 
2oal is for the students not to be out- 



THE VALLEY 



siders but to experience the culture from 
within." 

Keri Lacy '99 was part of an LVC 
contingent in the fall of 1997. Her 
Spanish-speaking skills improved phe- 
nomenally, but she found that she 
learned about herself and her own coun- 
try, too. "Living in a foreign culture 
really makes you look at your own." she 
says. "If you ask an American what the 



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most important thing in life is. the 
answer might be love, or money, or any- 
thing else. But to the Spanish person, the 
answer is always health. It makes you 
stop and realize that as long as you're 
feeling good, everything else in life will 
fall into place." 

Crete 

Two thousand years before the birth 
of Christ, while Athens was just a crude 
and distant outpost. European civiliza- 
tion began on the island of Crete. And in 
Hania, the island's second-largest city, 
you can get a glimpse of most of that 
history just by looking around — if you 
only know what to look for. At Lebanon 
Valley College's Hania campus, students 
are learning to be careful observers of 
the history that surrounds them every- 
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"The city wall tells the story of 
Crete," explains Dr. Phil Billings, pro- 
fessor of English, who directed the Crete 
program in 1997. "The top layer has a 
row of flimsy houses along with chick- 
ens and goats and roosters — the people 
who live there are Christians who came 
from Turkey earlier in the century. 
Below that you can see portions of the 
wall added by the Turks and the 
Venetians, the Romans and the 
Byzantines, the Hellenic Greeks — all 
the way back to the Minoans. In Hania. 
the past and the present seem to exist 
together — there's no clear dividing line." 

But when students arrive for their 
semester at LVC in Hania, Billings 
insists, history is just the beginning 
of what they learn. The program, 
which debuted in the fall semester 
of 1997, is designed to introduce stu- 
dents to the language and culture of 
Greece, the cradle of Western civiliza- 
tion. Students take a full load of courses 

"When the students were feeling 
a bit homesick at Thanksgiving 
time, Ntkos, one of the teaehers 

and a resident of Hania, 

invited them all over for a meal 

and an evening full of stories. So, 

many people in town became 

part of our Lebanon Valley 

College family." 

- Dr. Phil Billings 

that include an introduction to Greek 
language and literature, journal writing, 
and Greek history and economics. 

Academics arc challenging, but stu- 
dents don't spend all their time in the 
classroom — this fall, for example, stu- 
dents will be helping to harvest grapes 
and make wine at a local convent, and 
taking pail in Greek dancing lessons. 
"When the students were feeling a bit 
imesick at Thanksgiving 
time," recalls 
Billings. 

"Michaelis, a mas- 
ter weaver and life- 
long resident of 
Hania. invited them 
all over for cake and 
an afternoon full o\ 
stories. So. many peo- 
ple in town became part 
of our Lebanon Valley 
College familv." 



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Students lived in a small pension in 
Hania. a city of some 60.000 on the 
northern coast of Crete, and took part in 
excursions to Athens and several of the 
other Greek islands. 

For Billings, the semester in Crete 
was a learning experience as well, a 
chance to study with his students a part 
o\ the world that our own culture is tied 
closely to. and find ways to apply it to 
his own life. 

"In Mediterranean cultures, the wa\ 
you treat strangers is so important." he 
explains. "It's a countrv made up mosth 
of peninsulas and islands, so storm- 
tossed travelers have always had a good 
chance of washing up on someone else's 
shores. Just as Odvsseus learned — 




Dinner with a Greek family 

you'd better treat strangers well when 
they show up at your home because you 
never know when you max have to show 
up at theirs. And being in Crete. I 
learned that home is a much bigger word 
than I ever thought." 



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Think of it as Annville-on-the-Thatnes. 
Lebanon Valley's newest branch campus 
in London. Beginning this fall, students 
will leant about Shakespeare in the town 
where the Bard wrote and staged his 
plays, about art at the British Museum, 
and about British history and culture 
through the neighborhoods and monu- 
ments of their adopted city. 

Fifteen students are embarking on the 
one-semester journey, where they will 
live in apartments and take classes near- 
by under the direction of Barbara 
Vlaisavljevic, associate professor of 
accounting at Lebanon Valley. 

"It's going to be an incredible pro- 
gram, says Vlaisavljevic. "Not only are 
there exciting courses planned, but every 
week there will be a field trip. For exam- 
ple, we'll be going on a river cruise to 
Hampton Court, to Parliament when n is 
in session and to Old Bailey to see an 
actual court case. I'm looking forward to 
this as much as the students are." 

'Meanwhile. Lebanon Valley will con- 
tinue its exchange program with Anglia 
Polytechnic University in Cambridge, 
where students can take courses in their 
major at any level. Although students 
with any major can participate in the 
program, it was originally designed for 
majors in the sciences, music, and ele- 
mentary education, who have carefully 
prescribed course sequences. 




Preparing 
the Way 



For LVC students who want to see a bit of the world beyond Annville, the only 
impediment is the cost of a plane ticket and the price of a passport. At Lebanon 
Valley College's campuses in Crete, London, Salamanca, Cologne, and 
Montpellier, and its exchange program with Anglia Polytechnic University in 
Cambridge, students can spend a semester abroad for exactly the same amount of 
money it costs to study at home. 

That's an exciting prospect and a great opportunity, and the college's interna- 
tional office would like to see 150 students leave campus for overseas study every 
year. But convincing them to take that 
leap has been something of a struggle. 
That's where Kate Clark '98 comes in. 
She's the college's new study-abroad 
advisor. 

"This is a really comfortable college," 
explains Clark, who spent a semester in 
Athens during her junior year, "and stu- 
dents here appreciate the family environ- 
ment. Even though they may have the 
opportunity to leave, a lot of them get 
scared. I think that keeps a lot of stu- 
dents from going abroad." 

But in her new role, Clark will be help 
ing students see that even though they 
may leave the Annville campus, LVC's 
study-abroad programs, directed by our 
own faculty for LVC students, will still 
offer the same close-knit atmosphere 
they're accustomed to. "I want to get stu- 
dents to realize that you don't lose that 
family atmosphere when you go abroad. 
You may not have all the same buildings 
and professors, but you'll still be with 
Lebanon Valley people, and you'll still feel that you're at home." 

Clark will be taking over the responsibilities of recruiting students on campus 
to participate in one of the college's study-abroad programs, as well as advising 
both American and British students involved in the Anglia Polytechnic exchange. 
She'll also work with the admission office to inform prospective students about 
their opportunities for international study. She's looking forward to a trip to 
London this fall, when she'll see the college's newest study-abroad program 
up close. 

As an undergraduate, Clark, a native of East Windsor, Conn., interned with Dr. 
Art Ford in the international programs office, setting up international nights in the 
dining hall and helping to recruit students to the Crete program. She also served 
as a senior editor of La Vie Collegienne, the student newspaper. 

Right now, she's glad to be back at her alma mater and looking forward to 
working with students on something that's near and dear to her own heart. "Since 
I'm so close to their age, I think students will be more willing to come up to me 
and talk about study abroad. I want them to know that they can come in to my 
office anytime and just sit down and ask questions." 
— Nancy Fitzgerald 




Kate Clark speaks from experience when 
she encourages students to study abroad. 



THE VALLEY 




Bringing the 
World to 
Annville 




Jason Lee '99 from Malaysia 



It's a little bit off the beaten track — and 
a long, long way from Romania — so it 
wouldn't be odd if you wondered how 
Magda Jura had happened to make her 
way to Annville. And if you asked her. 
the sophomore political science major 
would answer in two words: Art Ford. 

"I applied to other small liberal arts 
colleges I found in college guides," 
Magda explains, "but all I got back from 
them was just a standard mailing. With 
Lebanon Valley, it was different. Dr. 
Ford was wonderful — he called me up 
and talked about the college, and sent 
me long fax messages, too. 1 had tons of 
questions. How do I pick a major? 
How much money would I need? 
What about foreign language 
requirements? He was so nice 
and answered everything for me. 
He even helped me pick my class- 
es. And he also arranged for me to 
study in London this fall." 

Dr. Arthur Ford '59 is Lebanon 
Valley's dean of international programs, 
charged with getting the word out about 
the college and bringing in students from 
around the globe. Over the past eight 
years, he's gone on recruiting trips to 
such faraway places as Malaysia, Hong 
Kong, the Philippines, and Nepal. He's 
attended college fairs in London. Paris. 
Brussels, and Athens. 

"We knew we could offer internation- 
al students a fine education in a safe 
environment." says Ford, "and give 

Magda Jura '01 from Romania 



The college's overseas students contribute a 

variety of talents and — most importantly — 

a different perspective 



Fatoumata Njie '00 from Gambia 




Nancy Fitzgerald 



them an important American experience, 
too. And we knew that the international 
students could help widen the perspec- 
tives of American students — having 
internationals on campus would help our 
students understand the world a little 
better and live in an increasingly global 
society." 

Ford's recruiting 
efforts have been 
bolstered by 
additional 




trips made 
by Dean of 
Admission and 
Financial Aid William 
Brown '79. Assistant Admission 
Director Sue Sarisky '92. Assistant 
Admission Director Sue Borelli, and 
Executive Director of College Relations 
Judy Pehrson. The efforts have been 
successful — this semester, there are 35 
international students on campus, repre- 
senting 30 different nations. And once 
those students get here, they're not left 
to find their way on their own. 
International student adviser Vicki 
Gingrich takes on the role of mentor, 
advocate, and substitute mother to an 
assortment of young people trying to 
make their way in a sometimes confus- 
ing new culture. 

"I help them deal with the little cul- 
tural differences and misunderstandings 
that are bound to come up." explains 
Gingrich." She's also helped students 






organize their yearly international din- 
ner, where they showcase the cuisine of 
their native countries. "At first they were 
reluctant to be very visible." she says. 
"They just wanted to fit in with the 
American kids. But the dinners were an 
amazing success. Food helps to define 
who you are and helps other people 
learn about your culture — it's another 
way for them to talk about home, and for 
the American students to learn about 
another place. Having these internation- 
al students here helps the campus 
immensely. For most American stu- 
dents, it's the closest they will ever get 
to being somewhere else." 

And that's an enriching experi- 
ence for the students who get to 
know people like Magda. who will 
return home to Romania one day to 
help nurture her country's struggling 
democracy; Fei Liu. a biochemistrv 
major from Nanjing. China, who just 
might one day help find a cure for can- 
cer: and Thanh Mai. a Buddhist nun 
from Vietnam who will return to help 
that country 's poor. Living in 
Annv Tile's global village is a real-life 
laboratory for American and internation- 
al students alike, a chance to discover — 
and accept — our similarities and our 
differences. "People here do things dif- 
ferently and I sometimes miss mv cul- 
ture a lot." says Fei. "But I never under- 
stood what it means to be Chinese until I 
came to America." 

Jarka Slesingerova '99 from the Czech Republic 



F.U.LW INTER 




Mastering 
Business 

Lebanon Valley's burgeoning MBA program 
grooms the next generation of business leaders. 

By Stephen Trapnell '90 




Left to right: Current MBA students Chris and Annette Buir, 
both employees at AMP. Inc.; and program graduates Chuck 
Johnston '92 and Niek Roue '94. who both work at 
Pennsylvania-American Water Co. Photos by Dennis Crews 



Jim Mentzer starts his curriculum 
planning on the road. The director of 
Lebanon Valley College's Master of 
Business Administration program vis- 
its area companies and asks executives 
a critical question: "If you were going 
to hire an MBA, what would you want 
them to know?" The answers he gets 
help form the foundation of an MBA 
program that educates some 300 stu- 
dents, making Lebanon Valley's pro- 
gram the largest in central 
Pennsylvania. 



Th 



e worKing 



:ki 



philosophy of the 

program is simple: 

Education any time, 

any place. 



And those students are going after 
their MB As for a lot of different rea- 
sons. There's Pennsylvania 
Representative Mark Cohen, who rep- 
resents part of northeast Philadelphia 
and works on getting the state govern- 
ment to encourage business develop- 
ment. "The course in entrepreneurship 
has been tremendously helpful in that 
area," he says. 

John Cox, an accounting supervisor 
at Pennsylvania-American Water Co., 
was seeking a better overall under- 



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standing of his firm — including 
aspects outside his department — and 
a program that was suited to his own 
demanding schedule. "You're able to 
take the classes at your own pace," 
says Cox, who began the curriculum 
in 1995 and expects to finish this year. 
"I think they've recognized who their 
customers are. in that we're profes- 
sional people who also have a job 
which is just as important or more 
important than the MBA program." 

Lebanon Valley even boasts a hus- 
band-wife team on its student roster — 
Annette and Chris Bair, who both 
work at AMP. Inc.. the Harrisburg- 
based electronics manufacturer. 

"Once you get out of school and get 
some real-world experience, you can 
apply, those situations in the class- 
room," says Annette, a business ana- 
lyst and Juniata College graduate who 
started in the LVC program in 1995. 

Her husband. Chris, hopes his 
Lebanon Valley MBA will comple- 
ment his experience in computer sci- 
ence and open more opportunities in 
the future. "I always knew that I w ant- 
ed to get into team leader roles as my 
career developed." But one of the 
most noteworthy aspects of the pro- 
gram, he insists, is its unique liberal 
arts emphasis. "You're challenged not 
only to just solve the problem within 
the parameters of the class." he says. 
"but you're called to draw on your 
other experiences." 

Chuck Johnston. MBA graduate and 
vice president for business develop- 
ment for the Pennsylvania-American 
Water Co.. says he appreciated the 
chance to learn from other business 
professionals in the MBA program. 
"We were able to share a lot of infor- 
mation." he states. 

Courses include executive commu- 
nications, organizational behavior, 
financial policy, and marketing man- 
agement, plus electives such as mana- 
gerial accounting or legal issues. MBA 
instructors include LVC faculty and 
adjunct staff who work in area busi- 
nesses and who don't necessarily con- 
fine teaching to the classroom. The 
executive leadership course, for exam- 
ple, includes a trip to Fort Indiantown 
Gap. where teams of class members 



go through obstacle courses to study 
how people interact. "There's a high 
level of application in our MBA pro- 
gram," Mentzer says, adding that stu- 
dents like "the ability to take it out of 
the classroom and apply it the next 
day or the next week at w ork." 

LVC's involvement in MBA studies 
began in 1985. when Philadelphia 
College of Textiles and Science used 
the Annville campus as a remote site 
for its program. In 1989. LVC began 
operating the classes on its own. 
Mentzer. a retired U.S. Army lieu- 
tenant colonel, took over the program 
four years a«o, when there were about 



"There's a hi 

of application in our 

MBA program. 

Students like the ability 

to take it out o\ the 

room and apply it 

the next day or the 

next week at work." 

— Jim Mentzer, 

MBA program director 



190 participants. The 46-year-old 
Lancaster native graduated from 
Penn State University and earned his 
MBA at Chaminade University, 
Honolulu. Hawaii. 

He says the growth in the program 
is due partly to its flexibility, with 
multiple locations and rolling enroll- 
ment so students can begin at any time 
of the vear. The working philosophy is 
simple: "Education any time, any place." 

LVC's program is geared to work- 
ing adults rather than recent college 
graduates, an emphasis that's reflected 
in the profile of the typical student: a 
34-year-old with 10 years of work 
experience. Some 62 percent are men. 
and 38 percent are women. They work 
at jobs ranging from supervisors to top 
executives to school administrators, 
and many work for bis: central 



Pennsylvania employers like Hershey 
Foods Corp.. Rite Aid, Harley- 
Davidson. Gannett Fleming. Armstrong 
World Industries. Inc.. and Highmark 
Blue Shield. Inc. 

Classes are offered in the evenings 
and Saturdays, and the average part- 
time student completes the program in 
about three years, with 85 to 90 per- 
cent of students receiv ing some tuition 
reimbursement from their employers. 

The program, meanwhile, continues 
to expand. In September, the college 
opened its own MBA center in Camp 
Hill, and also began teaching the cur- 
riculum to a group of 35 Harley - 
Davidson employees at the company 's 
facility in York, where all the partici- 
pants will go through the program as a 
group. "You have managers, supervi- 
sors from various departments coming 
together." Mentzer says. "The team- 
work that will be built, the cohesive- 
ness that will come out of that cohort 
group. I think will be tremendously 
beneficial for Harley-Davidson." 

In addition to classes in Annville. 
LVC offers its MBA program at 
Franklin & Marshall College and 
Lancaster General Hospital in 
Lancaster, at Highmark Blue Shield. 
Inc. in Camp Hill, and at the brand- 
new West Shore MBA Center located 
on the premises of Gannett Fleming at 
the Capitol City Center in Camp Hill. 

"We ha\ e branched out from our 
ow n campus to geographic areas that 
have a high population of people w ho 
would be interested in pursuing an 
MBA education." Mentzer says. 

Mentzer say s the appeal of the 
Lebanon Valley MBA degree has 
grown because people have seen how 
it helped others excel in business. "It's 
not so much the fact that they have 
MBA initials after their name." he 
says, "but what they've been able to 
take out of the classroom and apply at 
work." 

Stephen Trapnell is a staff writer for 

the New Era in Lancaster an J also 
writes about hooks, television and film 
for Gamut!, an electronic magazine on 
the Internet. 



FALLAY1NTER 1998 



A New 

Beginning 

Dean Stephen MacDonald brings a superb background 
and an ambitious agenda to his new position. 



By Barbara Miller 



When Dr. Stephen MacDonald 
traveled from Carlisle to 
Lebanon Valley College last 
December to interview for the position 
of vice president for academic affairs 
and dean of the faculty, he was already 
impressed with the collegers reputation. 

""I knew that in the last 10 years 
Lebanon Valley College has had a 
pretty remarkable turnaround in terms 
of enrollment, its development of new 
programs, and the high regard in 
which it is held locally and now 
nationally." says MacDonald, who 
was previously associate dean at 
Dickinson College. "The school has 
won a reputation as a place where 
things are really happening. The more 
I learned about Lebanon Valley, the 
more I liked, and that continues to 
be true." 

MacDonald had done his homework 
before visiting the college. Typical of 
the historian that he is by training, he 
first went to the Dickinson library to 
look for a history of the college, and 
turned up Paul Wallace's A Centennial 
History of Lebanon Valley College, 
published in 1966. 




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Dean Stephen MacDonald 
Photo by Dennis Crews 



He came away from his reading 
understanding, he says, that "LVC is a 
school that has had to work very, very 
hard over the years since it is not 
blessed with an enormous endowment, 
and the students who come here have 
not been rich students. This is a school 
where a lot of hard work, a lot of 
sweat and a tremendous amount of 
effort have been put in to sustain it 
through some difficult times. I found 
that a very touching story. 

"I am conscious," he adds, "of sit- 
ting in an office that bears a historical 
responsibility. I am conscious of hav- 
ing a responsibility to all of the people 
who sat in this seat over the last 132 
years." 

MacDonald brings an impressive 
background as both a teacher and an 
administrator to his new position at 
LVC. At Dickinson, he directed and 
taught in the Freshman Seminar 
Program, oversaw international efforts 
in curriculum and faculty develop- 
ment, promoted teaching effectiveness 
through the college's Teaching Center 
Without Walls, directed the summer 
school program, developed and wrote 
grant proposals, and served as affirma- 
tive action officer. 

Prior to joining Dickinson, he was 
director of the Central Pennsylvania 
Consortium, where he developed and 
administered collaborative inter-insti- 
tutional programs for students, faculty 
and administrators at Dickinson. 
Franklin & Marshall and Gettysburg 
colleges. 

He has also taught history at the 
University of Virginia. Lynchburg 
College in Virginia, and the University 
of Maine at Fort Kent. 

A magna cum laude and Phi Beta 
Kappa history graduate from Tufts 
University, he earned a Ph.D. in mod- 
ern history from the University of 
Virginia. 

During his first month on the job at 
LVC, MacDonald met with 44 faculty- 
members one-on-one in their offices, 
asking them — among other things — 



what they think of the college, how 
they like their work and where they 
are going with their teaching and 
scholarship. 

In contrast to his former position, at 
Lebanon Valley MacDonald will bear 
sole responsibility for evaluation of 
academic personnel, making important 
judgments on promotions and tenure. 
This task is borne at LVC by the dean 
alone, with input from department 
chairs, while at many other colleges it 
is accomplished through a personnel 
committee. 

One of his goals is to discuss with 
faculty the wax that students evaluate 
courses and professors. "I would like 
to have an instrument that is used by 
all students in all classes across the 
curriculum." he states. "Evaluation 
procedures now vary by department. 
There is no consistent pattern there, 
and I think there ought to be. 

"Evaluation is crucial because we're 
a teaching institution." he adds, "and 
we need to find out how effective that 
teaching is. We have to go back regu- 
larlv and consult with the students. 



He wants to insure that LVC offers a 
"rich, generally exciting introduction 
to college life, and if it doesn't. I w ant 
to devise something new to replace it." 

MacDonald. 53. recalls that he him- 
self lasted only six weeks at his first 
bout with college — Boston College 
— right after graduating from high 
school. 

"At 17. 1 decided [just wasn't ready 
for college, which was a smart deci- 
sion, although my mother thought it 
was the end of the world. But I wasn't 
serious enough about it so I did the 
right thing by leaving." he states. 

He served in the Army from 1962- 
65. including a "relatively comfortable 
tour of duty" in Saigon. Vietnam, in 
Army communications intelligence. 

History had always interested him. 
and his years in the sen ice did noth- 
ing to change his mind. "I was born in 
1945. and grew up with the subject of 
World War II still in the air. As a kid I 
watched "Victory at Sea' on television. 
It seemed like such a fascinating, lurid 
tale. And from watching Saving Private 
Ryan the other nisiht. we know it still 



"I am conscious of sitting in an office that bears a historical 

responsibility. I am conscious of having a responsibility to all 

of the people who sat in this seat over the last 132 years." 

— Dr. Stephen MacDonald 



asking their opinions and testing them 
in a variety of ways. Evaluation is the 
dialogue by which we establish our 
success." 

The new dean would also like to 
discuss the frequency of faculty evalu- 
ations, which are now done annually. 
He would like to explore whether less 
frequent, but more probative, reflec- 
tive evaluations should take place, per- 
haps every two or three years. 

He also wants to review with facul- 
ty, the freshman experience, which 
refers to what students do in that cru- 
cial first month they are on campus. 



is. World War II is a compelling stop. . 
It was the most interesting story I ever 
heard as a kid. I was hooked." he says. 

In the Army . "I just grew up." 
MacDonald adds. "It was a time for 
maturation. I was a much better stu- 
dent at age 20 than I was at 17." 

He entered Tufts University and 
concentrated on modern European his- 
tory — in particular. German history. 
After graduation, he spent a v ear at the 
University o\' Munich polishing his 
knowledge of German. He went on to 
graduate school at the University of 
Virginia. 



FAL17WINTER 1998 



MacDonald encourages students to 
study abroad as he did. and is glad to 
see that LVC is expanding its study- 
abroad programs. "There isn't a disci- 
pline that we teach here that couldn't 
benefit from a semester abroad," he 
states. 

Another topic MacDonald hopes to 
explore with faculty is the overall 
shape of the curriculum and whether 



incoming students in the area of aca- 
demic support." 

MacDonald also felt the college 
needed a writing center for students — 
"an exciting place to do writing across 
the curriculum." He appointed a facul- 
ty member to direct the center and 
assist students in fine-tuning their abil- 
ity to express their thoughts and shape 
arguments. It is not a remedial center. 




Dr. Jeanne Hey, chair of the Political Science and Economics Department, chats 
with Dean MacDonald in his office. He met one-on-one with some 40 faculty 
members during his first month on the job. Photo by Kevin Monko. 



the present system of five courses per 
semester is the best system for stu- 
dents. "There aren't many schools that 
expect students to take that many 
courses a semester," he said, adding 
that there are a variety of models that 
can be considered. 



he stresses, but "a place for all writ- 
ers." From his own experience, he 
believes writing is how students learn 
best. "Writing requires discipline and 
establishment of priorities," he notes. 

New academic programs, such as 
the five-year, master' s-level physical 



As master's-level programs expand, 

MacDonald says he is conscious of the need 

to insure that Lebanon Valley doesn't lose sight 

of its primary commitment to an 

undergraduate liberal arts education. 



Insuring consistent recruitment and 
hiring practices is another area he will 
review. He recently filled a new half- 
time position which will coordinate 
services for students with disabilities. 
"I want to make sure we have in place 
an effective array of services for 



therapy major starting in the fall of 
1999, will also require MacDonald' s 
attention. The college's Master of 
Science in Education program, now a 
year old, will need guidance, as will 
the rapidly growing MBA program. 



As master's level programs expand. 
MacDonald says he is conscious of the 
need to insure that Lebanon Valley 
doesn't lose sight of its primary com- 
mitment to an undergraduate liberal 
arts education. 

The speed of enrollment increase at 
LVC is another area MacDonald 
intends to monitor. LVC's enrollment 
has increased dramatically in the past 
several years, "which leads to all kind 
of 'good' problems." he says. "It 
increases the pace of things, the scale 
of things, but places new demands on 
faculty and facilities. These are all 
nice problems to have, though, and we 
can solve them." 

Dickinson College had an enroll- 
ment of 1,800. but MacDonald says it 
was not experiencing the growth that 
LVC has seen. "Lebanon Valley is a 
fast-growing and expanding institution 
— it is a much more dynamic institu- 
tion." he observes. 

Plans are for enrollment to increase 
to 1 500- 1 600 over the next seven 
years at Lebanon Valley while main- 
taining a student-faculty ratio of 16:1. 
MacDonald notes this will require 
careful planning and consultation with 
faculty. This year, additional faculty 
and adjunct faculty were hired because 
of the enrollment increase. 

But MacDonald believes one of his 
most important responsibilities in his 
new job is to listen — to both faculty 
and students. "I care deeply about the 
work we do here. I really love teach- 
ing and being with people who teach 
and being with students who love 
learning." 

And he wouldn't mind getting back 
into the classroom, perhaps to teach a 
history course. 

"I think that is the only way you 
know who the students are and the 
only way you can understand the reali- 
ty of what your faculty is experienc- 
ing," he states. "To do that you have to 
teach, and not just talk about teaching." 



Barbara Miller is a staff writer for the 
Lebanon bureau of The Patriot-News. 



12 



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Getting 
Physical 

The college is well on its way to building a quality 
master's program in physical therapy. 

By Stephen Trapnell '90 



Physical therapy majors serv- 
ing in hospitals and clinics 
around the world student 

athletes relieving sore muscles in a 

warm therapeutic pool graduates 

who can lead efforts to make rehabili- 
tation accessible to the poor and help 
shape health policy for the 21st century. 

This is the future mapped out for 
Lebanon Valley College under a bold 
new plan to create a physical therapy 
major. The master' s-level program is 
expected eventually to attract up to 
200 more students to the Valley. 

According to Lebanon Valley 
President David Pollick, the physical 
therapy program will be the only one 
of its kind in south central 
Pennsylvania. "There is a void in this 
region." he says. "The students them- 
selves have been coming to us and 
wanting us to offer this program." 

He adds that physical therapy is a 
natural outgrowth of LVC's commit- 
ment to science education. "It will rest 
on a tradition that has been very strong 
for us." he states. 

With the first freshmen slated to 
begin the program in the fall of 1999. 
the college has hired Dr. Ron Scott, 
who arrived in September, as director. 
Construction has also begun on the 
$3.8 million Heilman Center, adjacent 
to the Arnold Sports Center, which 
will house the new physical therapy 
enterprise. 




Dr. Ron Scott, left, assists a physical therapy colleague. Ted Yanchuleff (PT, ATC. MPA I. with pin 
gressive resistive knee exercises. Yanchulcti is team leader with the Physical Rehabilitation and 
Eye Diagnostic Centers at Lancaster General Health Pavilion. Photo by Dennis Crews 



"I believe there will always be room tor good, high-quality, 

public service and altruistically focused physical therapists." 

— Dr. Ron Scott, 

physical therapy director 



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13 




Architect's computer-generated image of the Heilman Center physical therapy weight room. 
Images courtesy of the Ray Group 



Scott, who helped develop a mas- 
ter's program in physical therapy at 
the University of Texas Health 
Science Center in San Antonio, is both 
an orthopedic physical therapy clinical 
specialist and a health law attorney. 
He has had a distinguished military 
career in the Medical Specialist Corps 
and Judge Advocate General's Corps 
and has earned multiple graduate and 
professional degrees. He holds a juris 
doctorate (University of San Diego) 
and a master of laws (Judge Advocate 
General's School). He also holds a 
master of science in business adminis- 
tration (Boston University), a master 
of science in physical therapy (Samuel 
Merritt College), and a bachelor of 
science in health-related professions 
(University of Pittsburgh). 

Scott, who is a native Pennsylvanian, 
says the new physical therapy program 
"is intended to complement the liberal 
arts and Renaissance-person focus of 
the college." He and the president 
agree they want graduates to be not 
only competent therapists, but leaders 
capable of developing public policy 
governing rehabilitation and health 
service delivery. 

"We're very concerned that students 
have a very strong traditional liberal 
arts experience," says Pollick. "Our 
students will go pretty much through 
three years of liberal arts training 
before they will move heavily into 
their physical therapy experience." 



Scott notes that he would like to see 
graduates of the program eventually 
become administrators at state and 
federal hospitals and facilities like 
Veterans Administration medical cen- 
ters. "I believe there will always be 
room for good, high-quality, public 
service and altruistically focused phys- 
ical therapists," he states. 

In their first three years of study, 
students will take science and liberal 
arts courses including biology, chem- 

"The physical therapy program 

is expected to begin with about 

20 students next fall. Class size 

could grow to 40 students in 

each of fixe years." 

— Dr. Ron Scott, physical 

therapy director 

istry, physics, psychology, math, 
social sciences, English, and a foreign 
language. 

Students will probably begin their 
professional phase of study in the 
fourth year, with curriculum covering 
human anatomy, patient-care skills, 
orthopedics, and neurological and car- 
diopulmonary physical therapy, 
among other areas of study across the 
spectrum of the human lifespan. There 
will be clinical affiliations with hospi- 
tals and clinics. In the fifth year, study 
will include professional issues, 
administration, and management. 



"Every student will get experience 
in each of the three core areas — gen- 
eral, orthopedic, and neurological ther- 
apy," states Scott. "They also can 
select specialty areas to focus on, such 
as wound care or working with geriat- 
ic patients or those with HIV/AIDS." 

Students will spend summers in 
their fourth and fifth years in clinical 
assignments at centers or hospitals in 
central Pennsylvania, elsewhere in the 
country, or even abroad. Scott or the 
academic coordinator of clinical edu- 
cation will check in with all students 
on assignment, no matter where they 
are. If there's a physical therapy major 
stationed in Japan, he says, "one of us 
will plan to visit that student." 

Successful graduates of the five- 
year-plus program will receive a bach- 
elor of science degree in health sci- 
ences and a master of physical therapy 
degree. 

"Graduates can go out and start at 
between $35,000 and $45,000 a year 
in salary." Scott states, adding that the 
initial salary can be even higher for 
people with special skills. 

The Master of Physical Therapy 
program is expected to begin with 
about 20 students next fall. Class size 
could grow to 40 students in each of 
the five years. Scott notes there even- 
tually will be about seven or eight fac- 
ulty members in physical therapy, plus 
adjunct instructors. 



14 



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Pollick predicts that with the physi- 
cal therapy majors added to LVC's 
1 ,250-member student body, the col- 
lege could end up hiring as many as 15 
faculty both in and out of the disci- 
pline in order to maintain the small 
class size traditional at Lebanon Valley. 

Much of the professional study for 
physical therapy majors will be cen- 
tered in the 34,000-square-foot 
Heilman Center beside the college's 
athletic fields. The center will include 
a therapy pool with water heated to 
about 86 degrees, an aerobic/fitness 
center, state-of-the-art classrooms/lab- 
oratory centers, offices, and a resource 
center. 

Pollick says the building will be 
used by students beyond those in the 
physical therapy major. With nearly 
half of the Valley's students partici- 
pating in intercollegiate athletics, the 
center and pool can be used for train- 
ing and relieving muscle strain. The 




Hallway leading to classrooms. 




The style and materials used in the 
design will allow it to conform to the 
adjacent sports center and the sur- 
rounding rural environment. Phillips 
said that for inspiration, he focused on 
imagery from local farm buildings. 

The building's purpose will be 
immediately evident as people walk 
inside. On one side of the main gallery 
will be windows looking into the fit- 
ness center where people can work 
out; a bank of windows on the other 
side will open onto the therapy pool. 

"Everything begins to reveal itself 
as sou go into the building." Phillips 
explains. A pedestrian corridor run- 
ning between the existing sports center 
and the physical therapv building will 
have a ceiling rising as high as 32 feet 
in some spots. Banners could be hung 




Groundbreaking for the new physical therapy facility was held on 
September 8. Joining in the ceremonii s were [first row, from left 
to right) Bob Hamilton. Run Scott. Bob Funk of Arthur Funk & 
Sons. Inc., Wes Dellinger '75, Kathy Bishop. Michael Patton of 
the Ray Group. Inc., ami i second row. Worn lilt to right) Suzanne 
H. Arnold. Edward Arnold, and President David Pollick. 



Foyer of the Heilman Center. 



building also will include locker space 
for home and visiting sports teams, 
which will coincide with the school's 
development of $3.? million m new 
sports fields. 

Construction of the physical therapy 
center was made possible through two 
major gifts. Dr. Suzanne Heilman 
Arnold committed $1.25 million to the 
project, and trustee Dr. Edward H. 
Arnold donated $1 million. 

Arthur Funk and Sons of Lebanon is 
serving as general contractor for the 



building, which incorporates steel 
framing and a wide array of construc- 
tion materials. 

The design of the center focused on 
the fact that it would be "a facility for 
repairing bodies." states Doug Phillips, 
the project architect from the Ray 
Group of Lancaster. 

"You see a lot of the inner workings 
inside." Phillips says, noting that the 
structure and mechanical systems are 
revealed in some areas. 



from the space, and clerestory win- 
dows will let in natural light. 

Scott helped to design the center, 
and Phillips said President Pollick also 
contributed to the process. "He's a real 
advocate for design." sa\s Phillips. 

Adds Scott. "The fact that LVC is 
willing to build early and to build an 
adequate space for a full array of stu- 
dent activities shows a very strong 
commitment to this program." 



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15 



Record Class 

Lebanon Valley broke enrollment records 
once again as it opened the 1998-99 aca- 
demic year with some 1.266 full-time 
students and the largest freshman class 
in the collegers 132-year history. 

Some 426 freshmen (up 122 fresh- 
men over last year) and 41 transfers 
joined the student body. 

"A combination of factors has con- 
tributed to our success this year." states 
William J. Brown Jr. '79. dean of 
admission and financial aid. "Students 
were drawn by the outstanding campus 
improvements, the addition of an inter- 
collegiate ice hockey team, the contin- 
ued strength of our academic program, 
and the continued appeal of the now 
seven-year-old merit scholarship pro- 
gram." 

The college also has enrolled 570 
part-time students, with another 280 
enrolled in the Master of Business 
Administration program. Another 8 stu- 
dents are enrolled in the Master of 
Science Education program, now in its 
second year. 

National Recognition 

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marks to the college's four-year guaran- 
teed graduation plan in its August 
1998 issue. 



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the U.S.. for offering "exceptional value 
or unique financial aid programs." LVC 
is listed as one of three schools offering 
graduation guarantees. 

Lebanon Valley's four-year gradua- 
tion plan guarantees that full-time stu- 
dents can complete requirements for a 
baccalaureate degree in four academic 
years or the college will provide free 
tuition for additional courses. In order 
to qualify, students must carry and com- 
plete a normal academic load each 
semester, not declare or change majors 
after the fourth semester of enrollment, 
have an advisor's approval for course 
registration and changes, and attain a 
satisfactory grade point average. 

Remembering LVC 




In a sidebar article entitled "Big Deals 
on Campus" (page 32). the magazine 
recognized Lebanon Valley, along with 



Deborah Simmons presents a check for 
$272,000 to Paul Brubaker, director of 
planned giving. The gift comes from the 
estate of Simmons' uncle. Elvin Walters '49. 

In addition to his bachelor's degree at 
Lebanon Valley. Walters earned a master's 
degree from George Washington University. 
He was retired from the Johns Hopkins 
Applied Physics Laboratory, served as a liai- 
son to the Navy, and was an Army veteran of 
World War II. He supported the Alumni 
Scholarship Fund at LVC during his lifetime 
and bequeathed 90°Ic of his residuary estate 
to his alma mater to be added to the endow- 
ment fund for scholarships. 

New Certification 

Students who are majoring in elemen- 
tary education, music education or sec- 
ondary education will also have the 
opportunity to become certified in spe- 
cial education. The certification, offi- 
cially referred to as "Special Education: 



Mentally and/or Physically Handicapped." 
will increase the marketability of 
Lebanon Valley's education graduates 
by allowing them to qualify for teaching 
positions both within their particular 
field of study and within a special edu- 
cation setting. 

Award-Winning Design 




Peace Garden entrance 

Lebanon Valley College's Peace 
Garden, which opened last fall, has gar- 
nered an award for the firm that built it. 
Bilran Excavating, a business unit of the 
Horst Group in Lancaster. 

The Keystone Chapter of the 
Associated Builders and Contractors 
presented Bilran executives an Award of 
Merit for the garden at the association's 
recent awards banquet. 

Education Partnership 

The 1998 Achievement Challenge Golf 
Tournament raised S60.000. an increase 
of about $7,000 over last year's event. 

Since its inception in 1990. the 
Tournament has raised over S388.000. 
The golf outing, which included over 
100 Lebanon County business leaders, 
raises money for the Lebanon Valley 
Education Partnership between the col- 
lege and the Lebanon School District. 

Athletic Expansion 

Over the past year. Lebanon Valley 
College's athletic facilities have seen a 
remarkable transformation, with more 
than 10 acres of fields redesigned and 



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Baseball team members are proud of the new 
McGill Field. Photo by Kevin Monko 

50 new acres added for a total of over 
60 acres of playing space. The field 
hockey team will soon reap the benefits 
of this growth, as 1999 will mark the 
team's first season of competition in its 
own stadium. The facility will feature a 
sunken playing field outlined with trees 
to give a natural border. The 500-seat 
arena will be constructed at the site of 
the former baseball diamond, and con- 
veniently located adjacent to the team's 
practice field. 

The expansion of athletic facilities 
includes both the east and west sides of 
Route 934. and features the following: 

* McGill Field, named for Dr. William 
McGill. retired senior vice president and 
dean of faculty, boasts a 500-seat grand- 
stand. The field is enclosed by a curved, 
nine-foot wall patterned in alternate 
shades of brown and red brick, and 
meticulously landscaped with pear trees 
and other eye-catching perennial plantings. 

* A soccer stadium, adjacent to the 
baseball park, has been creatively 
carved out of the hillside with staired- 
terrace bleachers in the bank overlook- 
ing the field. 

*A softball stadium, located east of the 
Arnold Sports Center, will be constructed 
complete with dugouts, warning tracks, 
bullpens. and top-grade infield material. 
*The football field has been upgraded 
and enclosed to provide more of a "sta- 
dium" feel, the grandstands are being 
modified to provide team meeting and 
storage space, and a pond with fountains 
is planned for the north end zone. 

* Separate practice fields are now desig- 
nated for each sport, so teams no longer 
have to double up on practice space. 



* Plenty of parking will be available, 
with 320-space and 370-space lots in the 
east section and two 50-space lots in the 
west area. 

* A suspension bridge with a contempo- 
rary flair will provide safe passageway 
for pedestrians over Route 934 and easy- 
access to both the east and west athletic 
complexes. 

* An environmental study area with 
wetlands and ponds is being developed 
on the five acres of land just east of the 
Arnold Sports Center. The area will 
provide teaching and research opportu- 
nities for students and faculty as well as 
a series of restful park land walkways 
for the entire campus community. 

A Model Site 

The college's molecular modeling web 
site (www.molecules.org) has been rec- 
ognized by ChemCenter, the umbrella 
site of the American Chemical Society. 




Molecular structure of oxybenzone, 
a common sunscreen. 

The site, which has been developed 
and maintained by the Chemistry 
Department, was chosen as one of three 
dozen sites listed in ChemCenter' s 
resources page under the "Science 
Smorgasbord" category. The listing 
also features such prestigious sites as the 
Nobel Foundation, the Smithsonian 
Institution, the Discovery Channel, and 
the NASA Homepage. 

In June of 1997, the molecular mod- 
eling web site was listed among the top 
five percent of chemistry sites by the 
Chemistry Index. The site now receives 
an average of 1 .000 hits per month and 
has garnered inquiries from individuals 
in England. Finland, New Zealand. 
South Africa. Canada. France. Germans . 
and Brazil. 



Choral Kickoff 

Some 700 children, youth, and choir 
directors from throughout the 
Northeastern United States converged 
on the Lebanon Valley College campus 
in early August to participate in the 
Choristers Guild 50th Anniversan. 
Inaugural Festival. 

The three-day festival at Lebanon 
Valley was the kickoff for what will be 
a year-long series of similar events held 
across the country from the fall of 1998 
to the fall of 1999. The festival, which 
included workshops for the choir direc- 
tors and rehearsals for the children and 
youth, was led by nationally recognized 
composers/church musicians Allen Pote. 
Helen Kemp and Michael Jothen. Each 
wrote an anthem specifically for the cel- 
ebration, which were performed by the 
children's, youth, and intergenerational 
choir during a free concert on campus. 

Over 250 children. 170 south. 120 
choir directors and 100 chaperons par- 
ticipated in the festival. They came 
from over 70 churches from Maine to 
southern Virginia, and represented 
numerous denominations, both 
Protestant and Catholic. All partici- 
pants, with the exception of about 70 
commuters, stayed on campus in dormi- 
tories and ate in the college's dining hall. 

TV Sponsorship 

The college underwrote a series entitled 
"The People's Century" on WITF-TV 
33. a public television station in 
Harrisburg. The shows featured stories 
of the last hundred years told through 
rare archival film, new sreels and home 
movies, combined with the personal 
testimony of the people w ho h\ ed 
through the sweeping changes that 
shaped the century . The programs aired 
Monday evenings from May through 
July, and were introduced by President 
Pollick. 

The college's undergraduate and 
MBA programs were also featured on 
WHTM-TY's College Tour program on 
Sept. 10. 



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Lancaster Inroad 

The college sponsored two performanc- 
es of the Lancaster Symphony 
Orchestra's Family Classic Series this 
past spring. The Series, held at the 
Fulton Opera House in Lancaster, fea- 
tured one-hour concerts specially 
designed for children. 

Physics Unleashed 

It's been a banner year for LVCs 
Physics Department. The recent recipi- 
ent of a S42.700 grant from the 
National Science Foundation and the 
Kresge Foundation for the purchase of a 
scanning probe microscope, the depart- 
ment has welcomed 12 freshman physics 
majors, the largest class in at least 15 
years. Six physics students graduated in 
May, exceeding the average for under- 
graduate physics programs nationally . 




Lebanon Middle School students calibrate a 
giant water balloon sling shot. 

Garnering honors for the department 
were physics major Jason Lee '99 and 
Arlen Greiner. adjunct professor of 
physics. Lee received an Undergraduate 
Research Participation Award from the 
Physics Department at Lehigh 
University, and spent the summer work- 
ing with a Lehigh professor in theoreti- 
cal solid state physics. Greiner was the 
recipient of LVCs 1998 Knisley 
Award for Inspirational Teaching. 

Also new in the Physics Department 
is its 3+2 engineering program in affili- 
ation with Penn State University. Other 
3+2 engineering programs are already 
in place with Case Western Reserve 
University and Widener University. 

A group of 14 Lebanon Middle School 
students learned about the fun side of 
physics during the summer through a 



program called "Physics in Action." 
sponsored by the college's Physics 
Department in conjunction with the 
Lebanon School District. 

During their week at the college, the 
students explored physics around the 
home, the physics of flight and nuclear 
physics. They participated in hands-on 
activities and went on field trips to 
Three Mile Island and Indiantown Gap. 

Physics alumnus Tom Hollingsworth 
'96, who is a retired Air Force pilot, 
assisted with the Physics in Action pro- 
gram, along with Kelly Triest '99, 
Bryan Rehm '98 and Doug Kellogg '98. 

Arbor Notes 

LVCs international connections extend 
even into the trees. In England. Trinity 
College. Oxford, partly mirrors the LVC 
Arboretum. The Garden Master of 
Trinity. Chris Prior, in his report of 
1997, mentions the older specimens that 
have a place in the affections of Trinity 
graduates and the newer trees that have 
been placed on campus. The Garden 
Master laments the passing of one of the 
Catalpa bignoniodes but rejoices that an 
even older relative is still flowering after 
being planted at least as early as 1803. 
Here at LVC. there is a line of four 
venerable Catalpa specimens near Blair 
Music Center, across Sheridan Avenue 
from the Peace Garden entrance. Both 
campuses also grow Cedars of 
Lebanon. Trinity has a tree with a 
forked trunk (a result of some past 
action by "playful undergradu- 
ates") but since the cedar is so 




large there is a reluctance to take it 
down. LVCs Cedar of Lebanon trees 
growing around Carnegie escaped that 
broken fate and are straight and tall. 

In his report. Prior describes some of 
the specimens that recently have been 
added to the front quad at Trinity during 
a rejuvenation program: Koelreuteria 
paniculata (Golden rain tree). 
Cercidiphyllum japonicum, Cornus 
kousa, and Liquidambar styraciflua 
(Sweetgum). LVC has already been the 
possessor of the first two species in our 
social quad for more than 25 years, and 
the second two species have been added 
recently in that area as a result of our 
own rejuvenation efforts. Sweetgum 
gives vivid fall color and Cornus kousa 
extends the dogwood blooming season 
into late spring. 

One tree at Trinity, a favorite of 
Prior's, we do not have. It is the 
Himalayan ash. which flowers with the 
fragrance of mock orange. It will go on 
our wish list along with another English 
favorite, the London Planetree. 

— By Dr. Susan Verhoek. director of the 
LVC Arboretum 

Exploring Cyberspace 




Heart-shaped leaf and distinctive seed pod 
of the Catalpa tree. 



The vast realms of cyberspace are the 
focus of the Fall Perspectives Series, 
"cyberwhat.lvc.edu." The series was 
kicked off with a presentation by Dr. 
Michel Kabay, director of education for 
the International Computer Security 
Association, who discussed 
"Humanizing Cyberspace." Other events 
planned for the semester include an 
exhibit of computer-generated art: a film 
series featuring a variety of futuristic 
flicks; a musical display of electro- 
acoustic improvisation by the duo. 
Interface: and a panel discussion on 
computers in the classroom. 



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By Tom Hanrahan 

Sports Information Director 

Football 

If you're looking for a new coach to 
lead a program that returns 14 of 22 
starters and all special team stars, w here 
better to look than nationally recognized 
football power Lycoming College? That 
is where LVC found new Flying Dutchmen 
gridiron coach Mike Silecchia. 

Silecchia comes to Annville after 
spending the past three seasons as offen- 
sive line coach for the Lycoming 
Warriors, who appeared in last season's 
national championship game as well as 
NCAA playoffs in each of the past three 
post-seasons. 

In addition. Silecchia honed his tal- 
ents at Division II competitor Mansfield 
University during two stints totaling 14 
seasons. At Mansfield. Silecchia 
coached the gamut, including defensive 
line, linebackers, offensive receivers and 
the secondary. He was defensive coordi- 
nator and secondary coach for 1 ( ) of 
those seasons. 

While at Lycoming. Silecchia recruit- 
ed student-athletes from the Harrisburg 
area, another advantage in his new posi- 
tion. At press time, he was interviewing 
several local coaches for his coaching 
staff and planning to employ the 4-3 on 
defense and the multiple I on offense. 

Silecchia and his wife Sherry have 
two sons. Nick and Ben. Welcome to 
Annville! 



Field Hockey 



Head coach Kathy Tierney continues 
to exceed everyone's already high 
expectations. With two consecutive 
NCAA Final Four appearances under 
her belt. Tierney seeks to make it three 
in a row with the youthful 1998 squad. 

Playing what may have already been 
the toughest schedule in the nation. 
Tierney upped the ante by adding tradi- 
tional field hockey power Swarthmore 
College to the schedule. 

In addition to a pair of Division II 
programs. LVC faces several traditional 
top- 10 schools, including Eastern 
Mennonite University, Messiah College. 
Ithaca College and William Smith 
College. 




Track & Field Ml Americans left to right: Tom 
Bernarduci (3rd in javelin). Ri< k Hopf (6th in high 
jump). Ann Musser (2nd in dist us). Pin Loin fine) 
1-fih in javelin). 

Track & Field 

In the college's long and storied track 
and field history there have been just 
four AU-Americans — that is. until this 
past May. w hen head coach Kent Reed 
traveled with four athletes to the NCAA 
Division III Outdoor Track and Field 
Championships at Macalester College. 
St. Paul. Minn. 

All four returned with Ail-American 
honors. 

Seeded third, senior Anthony 
Bernarduci '98 went out m style by 
launching a throw 61.64 meters (202-3). 
placing him 3 rd in the men's javelin. 
Seeded eighth, junior Patrick Loughney. 
on his first trip to nationals, placed 4 th 
with a personal-best heave of 60.70 
meters (199-2). 

Bernarduci and Loughney became 
the third and fourth javelin-throwers, 
respectively, to earn All-America hon- 
ors for Lebanon Valley College. 
Bernarducci's 3 rd place showing is the 
best national finish ever for a male LVC 
track athlete. The two join Kenneth 
Hendershot '82. who placed 4 lh at the 
1979 Championships, and Scott Davis 
'93, who placed 4 th at the 1993 
Championships. Hendershot '82. in part 
due to his track exploits, will be induct- 
ed into the school's Athletic Hall of 
Fame during Homecoming Weekend. 

Also at the 1998 Nationals, sopho- 
more Ann Musser and junior Richard 
Hopf made it 4 for 4. Musser. seeded 
eighth in the women's discus, repeated 
as an All-American. throwing 44.44 
meters | 145-9) and placing 2 nd . the 
highest an LVC trackster has ever 
placed at nationals. In the process, she 
became the school's first three-time All- 
American in any spoil. Hopf. seeded 
11 th in the men's high jump, cleared 



2.05 meters (6-8 3/4). placing 6 ,h . Hopf 
is the first All-American from LVC in 
the jumping events. 

Ross DeNisco '95 and Jennifer Nauss 
'97 have also earned All-American sta- 
tus while at LVC. Nauss placed 6 th in 
the 1996 women's 200-meter dash: 
DeNisco 7 th in the 1995 men's shot put 
competition. 
(Josiah Novack '97 contributed to this report i 

Men's and Women's 
Soccer 

Playing on the first completed piece 
of LVC's extensive athletic field refur- 
bishment (see related story, page 17). 
head coach Mark Pulisic's 1998 squads 
should fare well in their new soccer 
stadium. 

The 1997 men's team fell a win shy 
of becoming the first soccer team in 
school history to record a .500 season. 
On the women's side, the team enters 
their third season of MAC competition 
with high hopes of building on last 
year's strong finish which saw the team 
win three of their final four matches. 

Ice Hockey 

The inaugural season of ice hockey at 
Lebanon Valley College opens Sunday. 
Oct. 25. when the Dutchmen host 
Dre.xel University in a face-off at 
Hershey park Arena. But the program is 
already a success. 

Head coach Al MaeCormack has 
brought in over 40 new students to the 
campus from all over North America. 
MaeCormack is expecting student-ath- 
letes from 10 states and two countries to 
vie for a spot on LVC's newest intercol- 
legiate team. 

The schedule is set with the 
Dutchmen icers competing in the 18- 
team Northeast League of the Eastern 
College Athletic Conference (ECAC). 
All home games, including the school's 
first-ever ice hockey tournament on 
Friday. Oct. 30. and Saturday. Oct. 31. 
w ill be played up the road at 
Hershey park Arena. 

In addition to eight non-league con- 
tests. Lebanon Valley will skate against 
all 17 fellow Northeast League members 
one time, with the top eight earning a 
playoff berth. 



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19 



Souls on Ice 



Hockey is a new sport at the Valley, but one 
with plenty of potential. 



Alumni returning to Annville 
for Homecoming Weekend 
will find something new — 
ice hockey. Taking the ice 
for the first time, the Flying Dutchmen 
will host Drexel University at 1 p.m. 
on Sunday. October 25 at Hersheypark 
Arena, beginning its first year as an 
NCAA Division III program in the 
ECAC Northeast League. 

While President David Pollick was 
the man who helped turn the dream of 
an LVC hockey team into reality, 
coach Allan MacCormack is the 
man in charge of turning the reality 
into a product that stirs the imagi- 
nation of students, fans and future 
recruits. 

"I welcome this new chal- 
lenge." says MacCormack. 
"This program has enormous 
potential and the Hersheypark 
Arena is an attractive facility. 
We"ll have some growing 
pains, but the administration 
at Lebanon Valley is very 
supportive. Given some time, 
we'll have a competitive program." 

MacCormack has the credentials to 
get the Dutchmen off to. if not a flying 
start, at least one that includes some 
early strides. He took over as head 
coach at SUNY Cortland in 1982, 
wasting no time turning the Red 
Dragons from doormats into competi- 
tors. His first season saw Cortland fin- 
ish fifth in a nine-team league, a dra- 
matic turnaround for a program that 
had finished last for four consecutive 
years. 

In 1987-88. MacCormack guided 
the Red Dragons to a 13-11 finish and 
eighth place in the ECAC, the pro- 
gram's highest finish ever. One year 
later, he was named SUNY Coach of 



Bv Ed Gruver 




% "9* 



'We'll have some growing pains, 

but the administration at 

Lebanon Valley is very 

supportive. Given some 

time, we'll have a 

competitive program." 

— Allan MacCormack, coach 



the Year when he directed the Dragons 
to a 14-10 record and a berth in both 
the SUNY and ECAC playoffs. 
He received the honor a second time 
in 1991-92. when Cortland put togeth- 
er its best season ever, going 19-9 and 
again advancing to the ECAC post 
season. 

MacCormack began his coaching 
career back in 1976-77, helping 
Elmira College (N.Y.) reach the 



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ECAC playoffs. In 1977-78. Elmira 
advanced to the semifinals of the 
NCAA Division II championships, and 
in 1979-80. they were runner-up in 
NCAA Division II. 

A graduate of St. Lawrence University 
in Canton. N.Y.. MacCormack was 
listed in Sports Illustrated' s 1 97 1 -72 
"Faces in the Crowd" after being named 
the university's Athlete of the Year. A 
two-time hockey Most Valuable Player 
and ECAC First Team All-Star. 
MacCormack captained the ice hockey 
team his senior season. 

MacCormack will be assisted by Derek 
Lalonde. who last season served as 
interim head coach at Massachusetts 
Liberal Arts, an NCAA Division III 
school that competes in the ECAC East 
league. A native of Brasher Falls. N. Y„ 
Lalonde played goalie under MacCormack 
at SUNY Cortland, earning the starting 
position in net his junior and senior 
seasons. 

"As a former goaltender. he'll be 
able to implement specialized training 
with our defense." MacCormack said. 
"He is a very personable young man. 
and he'll relate well to our players." 

In the ECAC. LVC will be join- 
ing the nation's 
largest and 
most prestigious 
ice hockey con- 
ference, with an 
18-team league 
featuring 14 
Division III pro- 
grams and four D- 
II teams. LVC will 
play every team 
once for a total of 
17 games. The top 
eight teams based on 
regular-season stand- 
ings will advance to 
the post-season, which 
begins March 3 with 
quarterfinal playoffs. 

"Lebanon Valley is a 
nice addition to the 
league, as it continues to 
grow geographically," 
says ECAC Ice Hockey 
Commissioner Jeff Fanter 
"The more growth we see 



in the coming years may allow for fur- 
ther expansion with regards to the 
ECAC structure with the addition of 
more leagues." 

LVC's ice hockey program means 
growth for the college as well. 

"This sport will provide athletic 

offerings at Lebanon Valley 

College that will be attractive to 

students throughout the 

northeastern part of 

this country." 

— Lou Sorrenttno '54, 

director of athletics 



MacConnack expects to recruit play- 
ers mainly from the ice hockey-rich 
eastern region of the country, though 
he added, "We'll be looking for the 
local student in Pennsylvania as well." 
Lou Sorrentino '54. director of ath- 
letics, believes LVC can attract as 
many as 30 new student-athletes to the 
ice hockey program. "This sport will 



provide athletic offerings at Lebanon 
Valley College that will be attractive 
to students throughout the northeastern 
part of this country." Sorrentino said. 
"We've never had a lot of students on 
our rosters from this part of the United 
Stales." 

With LVC in the fold. ECAC teams 
will have the opportunity to play in 
one of the finest arenas in the 
American Hockey League. 
Hersheypark Arena, with a capacin of 
7.256. will be the site of four consecu- 
tive home games for the Flying 
Dutchmen beginning Homecoming 
Weekend. The following weekend, the 
Dutchmen will host Rider. Scranton. 
and the Milwaukee School of 
Engineering in the LVC Ice Hockey 
Tournament on Frida_\ and Saturday. 
Oct. 30-3 1 . then close out their home 
stand when they host Lehigh 
University on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. 




Il e Hot ke\ Coat h Allan MacCormack has recruited a versatile 

team and also propelled the college into the nation s largest and 
most prestigious ice hockey conference Photo by Dennis Crew s 



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:i 



ft Century 

°f Football 

The sport has had its ups and downs at the Valley over the 
last 100 years, but the teams gave their all. 

Bv Ed Graver 



k 



As the Flying Dutchmen take the 
field for their 100th season under new 
head coach Mike Silecchia. LVC will 
celebrate the milestone by honoring 
those who have gone before. 

"We're inviting all football alumni 
back to a special pre-game tailgate 
luncheon at Homecoming," says Lou 
Sorrentino '54. director of athletics. 
"They'll also be invited to a post-game 
party where a special gift presentation 
will be made." 

And who better to help organize the 
celebration? Sorrentino — who earned 
four varsity letters in football, and was 
named First Team All-State and Second 
Team Little All-America — is himself a 
major part of LVC's football history. A 
member of the administrative staff since 
1971, he was head football coach for 1 5 
seasons ( 1971-85), and also coached basket- 
ball for five years and baseball for two. 

"If the school hadn't helped me 
financially with scholarships. I wouldn't 
have been able to come to Lebanon 
Valley." said Sorrentino. who played in 
the prestigious Blue-Gray Game in 
Montgomery. Ala., after graduation, and 
then signed an NFL contract with the 
Philadelphia Eagles and a baseball con- 
tract with the Baltimore Orioles. 

Arriving at LVC in the fall of 1950. 
Sorrentino's playing career as quarter- 
back and safety coincided with the 
appointment of Ralph Ricker as head 
coach. Ricker's career at LVC lasted just 
three seasons, but he led LVC to a bowl 
game in 1951 against Morris Harvey 
College (W. Va.) and posted a 20-12 



overall record to become one of just 
three head coaches in the school's foot- 
ball history to enjoy a winning record. 

"We played a more independent 
schedule in those days," recalls 
Sorrentino. "The first game I played in 
as a freshman was against Franklin & 
Marshall at Hershey Stadium. The next 
week we played Mount St. Mary's at 
Lebanon 



.„. 




Stadium." 

The rivalry 
with neighbor- 
ing F&M was 
the flashpoint 
of every LVC 
football sea- 
son, and it 
drew national 
attention in 
the 70s when 
ABC Sports 
came to 
Annville, built 
a small roof 
on top of the press box for their cameras 
and broadcast the game across the coun- 
try as part of its Saturday afternoon col- 
lege football package. "We lost 7-0." 
Sorrentino remembers, "but it was a 
great experience." 

There were other memorable experi- 
ences as well, though they were not 
always great ones. 

LVC's football series with Penn State 
is a prime example. The Flying 
Dutchmen and Nittany Lions played 20 
times from 1905-1935. and Penn State 
won each time, including an historic 



; ' 



Jerome Frock. 1924 Football 
captain and later coach. 



109-7 victory in 1920. The Lions 
also won by scores of 72-0, 58-0, 
and 53-0. Though LVC never 
walked off the field with a win over 
the Nits, they did manage to tweak 
the lion a bit, losing by respectable 
scores of 13-0 in 1915 and 1934. 
and just 12-6 in 1935. 

The Dutchmen also squared off 
against Army. Dartmouth, and 
Lafayette, and in 1916. beat both 
Villanova and the Carlisle Indians. The 
Dutchmen went 5-4 that season, and out- 
scored their opposition. 191-153. Their 
biggest win of the season was a 7 1 -0 
victory over St. Joseph's University. 
Suprisingly. that total does not represent 
the most lopsided win in the program's 
history. In 1907. LVC defeated Juniata 
by 72-0, and in 1912 posted the most 
one-sided win in school history, handing 
the Highspire Athletic Club a 102-0 defeat. 

The latter marked the high point for a 
program that had officially begun 14 
years before. \\ ith a 0-0 tie against 
Harrisburg High School — that school's 
inaugural game. Coached and quarter- 
backed by Charles Fisher. LVC followed 
with a pair of 6-0 losses to Gettysburg 
College and Ursinus. then dropped a 24- 
decision to York YMCA to fall to 0-3-1. 

It wasn't until the season's fifth week 
that the fledgling Flying Dutchmen 
finally took wing, defeating Harrisburg 
Academy 58-0 to register the first football 
victory in school history. LVC followed 
with back-to-back shutout losses to 
Ursinus (25-0) and Dickinson (56-0). 
then rebounded to defeat F&M 



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906 Lebanon Valley College football team. Pictured in front row, left to right: S.H Waughtel, Roy Brenneman. 
Kreider, S R Oldham. Middle row. left to right A.W Herrman, J i Appenzeller, H J Guyer (in sweater), P.J 
nes. Floyd Schaffer, P.M Hershey t standing). Back row, left to right Ke\ John, EM. Gehr, A D Flook, I' E. 
Esbenshade (with hat). John Lehman. H.C Wilder. 



Academy. 28-7. One week later, the 
Dutchmen tied Mercersburg Academy . 
16-16. then defeated Albright. 10-3, to 
close their inaugural campaign with a 3- 
5-2 record. 

The lineup for the 1 898 team listed 
Fisher as coach and quarterback. 
Thomas Miller as manager. Isaac 
Huntzberger as right guard and captain 
of the team, Alfred House at center. 
Loren/o Gass at right tackle. Frank 
Douglas at left end. C. A. Sollenberger 
at left guard. William Ropp at left tack- 
le. David Oyer at right end. John 
Stehman at right halfback. Harry Hoy at 
fullback, and Frank Stees at left halfback. 

Pioneers of the game, they proved to 
be forerunners to outstanding LVC play- 
ers who would follow, stars like 
Sorrentino, Roy Albright '3(1. Hank 
DiJohnson '50. Vern Magnuson '61. 
Vance Stouffer '63. Wes MacMillan 
'64. George Morse '70. Greg Teter '71. 
Frank Tavani "76, Rick Beard '90, and 
Ed Donley '95. and right up to the pres- 
ent day with Edwin Heisey '98. Greg 
Kohler '99 and Gre« Steckbeck '99. 



Over the course of 100 years, there 
have been highs and lows, and the roller- 
coaster ride that has been Dutchmen 
football may have been best exemplified 
over a span of four games in the 192(1 
campaign. After losing to Penn State by 
the embarrassing score of 109-7. LVC 
rallied the next 
week and took 
out its frustra- 
tions on Juniata. 
37-0. One week 
later, the 
Dutchmen were 
blitzed by Army. 
53-0. Again LVC 
fought back, shut- 
ting out Juniata 
lor the second 
time in two 
weeks, this time 
by 4()-(). 

The program's __ 
growth ran from 1934 to 1970. when 
three head coaches Jerome Frock. 
Ricker, ami William McHenry — com- 
bined to co 103-79-2. For the record. 



Frock fashioned a 39-33-1 record from 
1934-42. with an extra season in 1946: 
Ricker was 20- 1 2 from 1950-53. and 
McHenry was 44-34- 1 from 1961-70 As 
successful as they were, none was able 
to match Horace Crider's coaching suc- 
cess for a single season. In 1902. Cnder 
coached LVC to an 8-2 record — to this 
day the best single-season record in the 
program's long history. 

"There have been good times and bad 
tunes." says Sorrentino. "but we always 
had good kids. We didn't always have 
the most talented kids or kids who were 
great football players, but they always 
gave their all." 

And sometimes, like quarterback 
Frank Kushler '75, they gave their 
coaches heart failure in the process. 

"We were playing Muhlenberg." 
remembers Sorrentino. "and we were 
losing 20-0 at halftime. Late in the 
game, we're down 20-1. but we're going 
for our third score. It came down to a 
fourth-and-inches play, and my heart's 
jumping because it's a heckuva ball game. 

"Frank comes over to the sideline and 
says. 'I've got the play. Coach. Don't 
worry.' 

"He goes back out. lakes a line 
plunge, and throws the ball over the 
middle for a touchdown. My heart's 
lumping on that baby. 1 told him. 'Frank. 
you've got some guts calling that play 
on fourth down.' 

"He looked at me and said. 'Fourth 
down'.' 1 thought it was first!"" 





1939 Lebanon Valley College football team. Pictured left to right in front row ll Staley, .1 

Novick, F. Bosnyak, C. Belmer, Capt.. H Schmalzer. A. Herman, li Grabusky. Standing 

left to right: C Walk. H Manila. E. Schillo, F. Kulm. 



neatest years ol 



Ed Gruver is a spurts writer for the 
Lebanon Daily News. 



FALLAVINTER 1998 



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23 



PRESIDENTIAL 
m PASSAGES 




C 

^^ everal months 
^— * John A. Synod 
became Lebanon Valley 
College's president in 
the school newspaper 
a front-page story sayin 
retired to take up ice fishing. The 
headline caused a brief stir until stu- 
dents realized the issue was an April 
Fools' Day parody — none of the sto- 
ries was legitimate. 

A decade later. Synodinos actually 
has retired. Did he decide to try his 
hand at ice fishing? For that matter, 
what have LVC's other past presidents 
— Dr. Frederick P. Sample '52 and 
Dr. Arthur L. Peterson — been up to 
since they left the school? To find out, 
we made a few phone calls; all you 
have to do is keep reading. 

Sample served as the college's pres- 
ident from 1968 to 1984. a time when 
four major building projects were 
completed: Mund College Center. 
Blair Music Center. Garber Science 
Center, and Silver Hall. 

He recalled that his term included 
the first fund-raising campaign for 
more than $10 million and the begin- 
ning of the computer science program. 
In addition, a number of students 



mer presidents John Synodinos, Arthur Peterson 
Flying Machine), and Frederick Sample '52. 



Lebanon Valley has three living former 

presidents — all of whom continue to 

lead interesting lives. 

By Stephen Trapnell '90 



received Fulbright or similar interna- 
tional scholarships. 

"It was a thrill to share efforts with 
outstanding faculty members, adminis- 
trators, trustees, students and alumni." 
Sample states. 

After leaving LVC. Sample worked 
in fund raising at Bucknell University 
and served as superintendent of 
Bellefonte Area School District near 
State College for five years. He retired 
in 1992. Today. Sample lives in 
Eagles Mere in Sullivan County, about 
30 miles north of Bloomsburg. The 
former president has taken his first 
political post as a member of Eagles 
Mere Borough Council. He said the 



challenge there is similar to what 
faced him throughout his career: "try- 
ing to get enough money to do every- 
thing that everybody wants done." 

Sample, 68, enjoys playing golf and 
said he has tried to "catch up on some 
reading that I've said ever since I was 
a teen-ager when I get time I'm going 
to read." Last fall. Sample toured 
Morocco, Portugal and Spain. He and 
his wife, Mary Jane, have two sons 
and five grandchildren. 

Peterson, who was LVC's top exec- 
utive from 1984 to 1987, is now presi- 
dent of the Center for the Study of the 
Presidency in New York City. Founded 
by former President Dwight 



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Eisenhower, the center is a resource 
for political scientists and publishes 
the Presidential Studies Quarterly. 

Peterson's post, which he accepted 
last year, thrust him into the midst of 
the media attention generated by alle- 
gations that President Bill Clinton had 
a sexual relationship with intern 
Monica Lewinsky. "I've practically 
been living at (television) studios," 
Peterson says. 

"Surely it's been a grueling experi- 
ence for him and for the presidency." 
Peterson adds. ""It's had a tremendous 
impact on his staffs ability to function 
as they might." 

Peterson noted that accusations of 
scandal have been leveled at adminis- 
trations in the past, and he didn't 
expect Clinton's situation to perma- 
nently mar the institution of the presi- 
dency. However, he said it could work 
against an initiative he tried to foster 
while serving at LVC. 

"We were trying to get more young 
people committed to leading in the 
public as well as the private sector," 
Peterson said. Accusations against the 
president, he said, "may be a further 
deterioration in terms of respect for 
public officials." 

A conference and journal issue of 
the Center for the Study of the 
Presidency have been devoted to crisis 
in the White House. Peterson said. 
Another recent conference focused on 
the transfer of power in cases of presi- 
dential health crises, with participants 
including presidential physicians. 

Peterson's involvement with politics 
and the presidency is no surprise. He 
had served as deputy chairman of the 
Republican Party in the mid-1960s. He 
also was part of a group that raised 
money to build a chapel at Camp 
David: the building was dedicated dur- 
ing the presidency of Peterson's friend 
George Bush. 

Peterson, whose LVC administra- 
tion saw the construction of the 
Arnold Sports Center, said he fondly 
remembers "the w hole ambience of 
the campus and the students." He 
enjoyed attending musical recitals, 
theatrical productions, and sports 
events. 

After leaving LVC. Peterson was 
director of the Academy of Senior 



Professionals at Eckerd College in St. 
Petersburg. Fla.. and executive direc- 
tor of the Florida Association of 
Colleges and Universities. 

These days, when not in New York, 
the 72-year-old former president lives 



'It doesn't feel like I left. It's 

so easy to feel part of it." 

— Former President 

John Svnodinos 



in Madeira Beach. Fla. He enjovs fly- 
ing his single-engine plane and sailing 
in the Gulf of Mexico. He and his 
wife. Connie, have four children and 
five grandchildren. 

Before retiring from LVC in 1996. 
Svnodinos and his wife Glenda moved 
from the college president's residence. 
Kreiderheim. to a house in North 
Cornwall Township. Lebanon County. 
With a home near the college and a 
post on the school's board of directors. 
Svnodinos said. "It doesn't feel 
like I've left. It's so easy to feel 
a part of it." 

Most mornings. Svnodinos 
has breakfast at the Olde 
Annville Inn with three 
friends who are current or 
former members of the 
college staff: Greg 
Stanson, vice president 
of enrollment and stu- 
dent services: Al 
Yingst. director of 
safety and security: 
and Dick Charles. 



four partners is Charles. Recent clients 
have included Juniata College. Thaddeus 
Stevens College of Technology, and 
Messiah College. 

The retired president also serves on 
the boards of WITF public broadcast- 
ing company and Family and Children' s 
Services in Lebanon. 

Sj nodinos and current President 
David Polliek toured Greece last fall, 
stopping to v isit LVC students who 
were spending a semester in Crete. In 
addition, he and Glenda have traveled 
to Ireland since his retirement. They 
have two daughters and two grand- 
daughters. 

Though his tenure included mile- 
stones such as the construction of the 
Bishop Library, completion ahead of 
schedule of the S24 million TOWARD 
2001 campaign, and a facelift of the 
campus that saw two-thirds of the 
buildings renovated and the campus 
new 1_\ landscaped. Svnodinos said he 
especiallv enjoyed the team that made 
it happen. 

"That was the finest group of people 
I've ever worked with." he said. "I've 
never seen a faculty more dedicated to 
helping young people and an 

administrative staff w ho 
work so hard." 

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retired vice presi 
dent for advance 
ment. The 64- 
year-old former 
president has 
also taught a 
class at LVC 
about the 

forces that shaped the 
20th century. 

Svnodinos is a partner in the 
Franklin Consulting Group, which 
helps non-profit organizations with 
fund raising, strategic planning, and 
executive searches. One of the other 




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Arthur Peterson is now pit sident of the 
Center for the Study of the Presidency in 
AVii York On. 



FALL WINTER 199S 






S M A K E RS 



— 




Promotions 

The following faculty members have 
received promotions: 

Dr. Joelle Stopkie has been promot- 
ed to professor of 
French. Stopkie 
joined the faculty in 
1989. She teaches 
language, culture and 
literature, and also 
coordinates and 
supervises study pro- 
grams in France. She 
holds a Ph.D. from 
Bryn Mavvr College. 

Dr. Robert Hearson has been pro- 
moted to professor of music. Hearson 
joined the faculty in 1986. He is a low 
brass specialist, directs the bands, and 
teaches courses in instrumental music 
education and brass pedagogy. He is 
founder/director of the LVC Summer 
Music Camp, host/conductor of the 
LVC Honors Band, and an active per- 
former with Quartet/Die Posaunen. He 
holds an Ed.D. from the University of 
Illinois. 

New Faces 

Dr. Mark Ness has been named director 
of the Master of Science Education 
Program and assistant professor of earth 
sciences. Maria Jones, who served as 
interim director for the past year, will be 
heading to Penn State University's main 
campus where she'll begin work on a 
doctorate in curriculum and instruction 
with a concentration in science educa- 
tion. Ness was formerly assistant pro- 
fessor in the Department of Curriculum 
and Foundations at Bloomsburg 
University. He also taught earth and 
space science in the Ephrata Area 
School District from 1970-94 and 
served as assistant professor of science 
education at Valdosta State University 
in Georgia from 1994-96. He holds a 
bachelor's degree in earth and space sci- 
ences from Millersville University, a 
master's degree in earth sciences from 
Franklin & Marshall College, and a doc- 
torate in earth sciences from Penn State 
University. 



Anne Hohenwarter has been named 
part-time coordinator of disability serv- 
ices. She is currently completing her 
master's degree in clinical psychology 
from Millersville University, where she 
has an assistantship dealing with learn- 
ing disability testing. She worked for 
numerous years as an illustrator, and 
holds a bachelor's degree in fine arts 
from Old Dominion University. 

Dr. Cheryl George has been named 
assistant professor of education and will 
direct the special education certification 
program. She was formerly special edu- 
cation consultant for the Lancaster- 
Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13, and has 
taught at Penn State University's 
Lancaster Center. West Texas A & M 
University, and the 
University of North 
Texas. George also 
has extensive expe- 
rience working with 
students with dis- 
abilities in elemen- 
tary and secondary 
settings. She holds 
a bachelor's degree 
in elementary edu- 
cation from Texas Christian University, 
and a master's degree and doctorate in 
special education from the University of 
North Texas. 

Walter Labonte has been named 
acting director of the college's new 
Writing Center. He has served as an 
adjunct assistant professor of English at 
the college since 1992. and also taught 
at Millersville University. Harrisburg 
Area Community College. Quincy 
College and 
Northeastern 
University. He 
holds a bachelor's 
degree in educa- 
tion/English from 






Northeastern 
University, and 
master's degrees in 
English from 
Northeastern 

University and in teaching and learning 

styles from Curry College. 



Dr. Jeffery Kleinsorge has joined 
the music department as an assistant 
professor. He was formerly assistant 
professor of theory 
and composition at 
Central Michigan 
University, and also 
served as adjunct 
professor of piano at 
Alma College and 
instructor of piano, 
theory and composi- 
tion at Michigan 
State University 
School of Music's Community Music 
School. In addition. Kleinsorge was 
artist-in-residence with the Michigan 
Partnership for New Education. He 
holds bachelor's degrees in piano per- 
formance and theory/composition from 
Michigan State University, a master's 
degree in piano performance from the 
Manhattan School of Music in New 
York City, and a doctorate in composi- 
tion from Michigan State University. 

Dr. Joseph Brian Adams has been 
named assistant professor of mathemati- 
cal sciences. He served as an adjunct at 
LVC. and was also an adjunct lecturer in 
mathematics, statistics and engineering 
for Pennsylvania State University. In 
addition, he has taught at the University 
of Delaware and 
Widener University, 
and was a radiologi- 
cal engineer at the 
Peach Bottom 
Atomic Power 
Station. He holds a 
bachelor's degree in 
nuclear engineering 
from Pennsylvania 
State University, 
master's degrees in engineering science 
from Pennsylvania State University and 
mechanical engineering from the 
University of Delaware, and a doctorate 
in operations research from the 
University of Delaware. 

Dr. Rebecca McCoy has joined 
campus as assistant professor of history. 
She was previously assistant professor 
of history at the University of Idaho, and 
also taught in the history departments at 
Spelman College. West Georgia 




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College, and the University of North 
Carolina. She holds a bachelor's degree 
in religion and history from Mount 
Holyoke College, and a master's degree 
and doctorate in modern European his- 
tory from the University of North 
Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Dr. Maria Roller has been named 
assistant professor of Spanish. A native 
of Cadiz. Spain, she most recently 
served as academic coordinator and 
supervised and evaluated teaching assis- 
tants at the University of Kentucky. She 
holds a bachelor's degree in Spanish 
from the University of North Carolina at 
Wilmington and a master's degree and 
doctorate in Spanish literature from the 
University of Kentucky. 

Constance H. Stambaugh has 
joined the Community Music Institute 
as a Suzuki instructor. She comes to the 
college with 25 years of musical experi- 
ence, which has included positions as 
pianist/director of 
music at Steel City 
Mennonite Church 
and owner/teacher of 
the Suzuki Center of 
the Lehigh Valley. 
She is co-founder 
and violinist with the 
Lehigh Vallej 
Chamber Orchestra, 
and has performed 
with the group at Carnegie Hall and 
Lincoln Center. She holds a bachelor's 
degree in music education from Temple 
University. In addition, she holds a 
diploma from The School for Strings, 
and has taken numerous courses in 
Suzuki method and early childhood edu- 
cation. 

Him Harrison has been appointed 

instructor of English 
as a one-year sabbat- 
ical replacement for 
Marie Bongiovanni. 
Prior to her appoint- 
ment, she served as 
an adjunct assistant 
professor for Lebanon 
Valley and Penn 
State. She is a pub- 
lished essayist and 
poet, and holds numerous awards. 





including a Creative Writing Fellowship 
in Poetry from the National Endowment 
for the Arts. She holds a bachelor's 
degree in English from Cedar Crest 
College and a master's degree in writ- 
ing/poetry from Bowling Green State 
University. . 

Rie Suzuki has joined the stall of the 
Community Music Institute. She teach- 
es clarinet, flute and saxophone. Her 
teaching experience includes being a 
faculty member at the Peabody 
Preparatory Institute. Mt. Royal 
Symphonic Orchestra Program in 
Baltimore, and a music instructor for 
elementary, junior high and high school 
wind ensembles in Japan. She holds a 
master's degree in performance/peda- 
gogy from Webster University and is 
currently a Ph.D. candidate at the 
Peabody Conservatory of Music. 
Todd (Jamble '98 has joined 

Computer Services 
as user support 
assistant. He is a 
1998 graduate of 
LVC and holds a 
bachelor's degree in 
physics. During his 
\ears as a student, 
he worked on cam- 
pus with Computer 
Services. 

Tamara Lautsch has joined the col- 
lege as technical services assistant for 
the Bishop Library, replacing Ella Stott. 
who retired in June. Lautsch holds a 
bachelor's degree from Millersville 
University. 

Stacy Hollingcr has been named 
head Softball coach and assistant field 
hockey coach, as well as coordinator of 
weight training for women's athletics. 
She comes to the college from coaching 
positions at F&M and her alma mater. 
Millersville University. 

Peter Evvald has been named offen- 
sive coordinator and coach for quarter- 
backs and wide receivers. He was for- 
merly football coach at Bates College. 

Todd Smith has been named second- 
ary football coach. He has coached at 
Central Dauphin High School for 10 years. 




Ed "Win" Heisey "98 is LVC's new 
coach of running backs. In 1997. he led 
the Dutchmen in total tackles and fum- 
ble recoveries. 

Ron Brewer has been named defen- 
sive line coach. Northern Lebanon High 
Schools's first football coach, he ser\ed 
in that position from 1975 to 1983. and 
again from 1993 to 1997. 

Fran White has been named assis- 
tant baseball coach. A former Lebanon 
All-Star, he's coached in Lebanon's 
teen baseball league since the 1950s. 

Jason Eausch '98. a former member 
of LVC's cheerleading squad, has been 
named head cheerleading coach. 

Derek Ealonde has joined the col- 
lege as assistant ice hockey coach, com- 
ing from a coaching position at 
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. 

Daria Ko\arikova '98. a student at 
Dickinson School of Law . has been 
named assistant men's and women's 
swim coach. 

Dan Daley has been named head 
wrestling coach. He is a captain in the 
U.S. Army and for the past two years 
has been an assistant professor of mili- 
tary science at Dickinson College. A 
high school champion state wrestler. 
Daley competed at Division I 
Appalachian State University for two 
seasons. He holds a B.S. in criminal 
justice from Appalachian and is com- 
pleting a master's degree in health edu- 
cation from Penn State. 

Commencement 
Awards 

The following members of the college 
community were honored during the 
1 29th Commencement ceremony on 
Saturday. May 9: 

Dr. William McGill, retired senior 
vice president and dean of faculty . w as 
aw arded an honorary Doctor of Humane 
Letters in recognition of his 12 years of 
service to the college. 

Dr. Mark Mecham. professor and 
chair of music, received the Thomas 
Rh\s Vickroy Award for Teaching, an 
honor that recognizes his efforts over 
the past eight \ears to revitalize the 



FALLAVIXTHR 1998 



music department through both his 
administrative direction and hands-on 
work as a teacher and choral conductor. 

Arlen Greiner. adjunct instructor of 
physics, received the Nevelyn J. Knisley 
Award for Inspirational Teaching. 
Greiner. who has taught introductory 
and advanced courses in the Physics 
Department since 1994. has made con- 
tacts with local industry that directly 
support the physics program, and has 
served as one of the co-investigators on 
a recent equipment proposal submitted 
to the National Science Foundation by 
the Physics Department. 

John Coles, a summa cum laude 
1998 graduate with a B.A. in political 
science, received the Howard Anthony 
Neidig Award. Coles was president of 
the College Democrats and of the 
History and Political Science Club. He 
was also named to Who's Who Among 
American College Students; was induct- 
ed into two honor societies. Phi Alpha 
Epsilon and Pi Gamma Mu; and was 
named to Dean's List all four years. He 
is currently pursuing a law degree at 
Dickinson Law School. 

Elected 

President G. David Pollick was elected 
to the Board of Trustees of The Good 
Samaritan Hospital and The Good 
Samaritan Health Services Foundation. 

Deborah A.YV. Read, vice president 
for advancement, was invited to serve a 
three-year term as a member of the 
CASE Commission on Philanthropy. 

Dr. Steven Specht. professor of psy- 
chology, has been selected to serve as a 
site visitor for the American Psychological 
Association for accreditation of the doc- 
toral program in psychology at the 
University of Rhode Island. 

Karen Best, registrar, has been 
appointed to the facilities management 
committee of the American Association 
of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions 
Officers for 1998-99. 

Dr. Michael Grella. chair and pro- 
fessor of education, was reappointed to 
serve as a member of the IU 13 In-Service 



Council for another three-year term. 
Grella has served on the council for 
some 12 years as a representative of LVC. 

Tom Hanrahan, director of sports 
information, was elected to the 1998-99 
College Sports Information Directors of 
America (CoSIDA) Computer 
Committee. The committee, which 
includes SIDs from Divisions I. II. and 
III. addresses a variety of computer 
issues related to sports information. 

Honored 

Facilities Services held an appreciation 
picnic lunch over the summer for 
Samuel J. Zearfoss in recognition of 
his more than 46 years of service to 
the college. 

Zearfoss. who was presented with an 
LVC rocking chair, retired as superin- 
tendent of the maintenance department 
10 years ago. but has continued working 
half-days as the maintenance technician 
in Garber Science Center. 

Trustee Wes Dellinger '75, who 

works for Prudential 
Gacano Real Estate 
in Annville. recent- 
ly became a mem- 
ber of the Prudential 
Real Estate Affiliates 
President's Circle. 
Only 2 percent of 
the 38.000 
Prudential agents 
earn this honor. 
Dan Post, a senior actuarial science 
major, has been awarded the prestigious 
Wooddy Scholarship. This annual schol- 
arship is administered by the Actuarial 
Education and 
Research Fund and 
only four students 
from North 
American colleges 
and universities 
receive it. 






Leader in Psychology 

Dr. Salvatore Cullari. professor of psy- 
chology, received the Outstanding 

Pioneer Leadership 
Award. The honor, 
given by the 
International College 
of Prescribing 
Psychologists and 
Prescribing 
Psychologists' 
Register, recognized 
Cullari 's professional- 
ism and devotion to the work of advanc- 
ing psychopharmacology. 

Business Grant 

Robert Leonard, chair and associate 
professor of business administration, has 
been awarded a SI 35,000 grant from the 
Department of Health and Human 
Services in Washington. D.C. The grant 
was awarded to the Executive 
Development Institute (EDI), the associ- 
ation of university professors that 

Leonard founded in 
1987, which pro- 
vides management 
development for 
nonprofit organiza- 
tions. The grant 
was used to provide 
training for execu- 
tive directors from 
over 100 organiza- 
tions during the past 
summer at Hampton University and the 
University of California at San Diego. 

This is the fourth federal grant in 
addition to three state grants that have 
been awarded to EDI. To date, over 300 
organizations from all 50 states have 
participated in the intensive week-long 
training programs that Leonard has con- 
ducted. 

Presentations 

President G. David Pollick participated 
in the Associated New American 
Colleges Conference Program on 
"Faculty Work: Meeting the 
Challenges" in June at Saint Mary's 




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College of California. He led a session 
entitled "The Challenge of Institutional 
Partnership" along with Jeanne Neff, 
president of The Sage Colleges, and 
Craig Franz (moderator), president of 
Saint Mary's College. 

Dr. Noel Hubler, assistant professor 
of religion and philosophy, gave a paper. 
"The Role of Aesthetics in Plotinus' 
Ascent of the Soul" in Crete at the annu- 
al conference of the International 
Society for Neoplatonic Studies. 

Dr. Kerrie Laguna. assistant profes- 
sor of psychology, presented her disser- 
tation research at the International 
Conference of Cognitive Aging in 
Atlanta. Georgia. Her research exam- 
ined the effects of computer experience, 
anxiety, and attitudes on performance on 
tests and memory among adults aged 
18-87. 

Dr. Owen Moe. professor of chem- 
istry, and students Fei Liu '00. Brian 
Patson '00. Derrick Fisher '01 and 
Melody Fnck '00 spent three days in 
Washington. D.C.. attending the annual 
meeting of the American Society for 
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 
Moe presented a paper entitled 
"Strategies for Sustaining Biochemical 
Research at Undergraduate Institutions." 

Jodie Greenfield '99. presented a 
paper at the 12th National Conference 
on Undergraduate Research entitled 
"Affinity Labeling of the Nucleotide 
Binding Sites of E. Coli GMP Synthetase" 
at Salisbury State University. The paper 
was coauthored by An Do '00. Fei Liu 
'00. and Jared Spidel '99. 

Writers 

Dr. Eugene Brown, professor of politi- 
cal science, has learned that one of his 
books. Beyond the 
Water's Edge, is 
now the #1 selling 
textbook for courses 
in American foreign 
policy. The second 
edition of the text- 
book will appear in 
1999. The volume 
was co-authored 




with Donald M. Snow of the University 
of Alabama. 

Dr. Carl Wigal, associate professor 
of chemistry, published a paper in the 
Journal of Chemical Education entitled 
"Determining the Authenticity of 
Gemstones Using Raman Spectroscopy." 
The work was coauthored by Aaron 
Aponick '98. Emedio Marchozzi '96. 
and Cynthia Johnston '87. adjunct 
assistant professor of chemistry . In 
addition. Wigal had another manuscript 
accepted for publication in the Journal 
of Organic Chemistry entitled "Quinone 
Alkylation Using Organocadmium 
Reagents: A General Synthesis of 
Quinols.'The work was coauthored by 
Aaron Aponick "98. Jeffrey Raber 
'97. and Jason Mckinley '96. 

Dr. Kerrie Lacuna, assistant profes- 
sor of psychology, had an article accept- 
ed for publication in the journal Youth 
and Adolescence. The article summa- 
rized a research project that examined 
drinking and driving decisions among 
high school and college students. 

Bim Harrison, instructor of English, 
has u ntten a poem. "Amethyst." w Inch 
will be published this fall in the literary 
journal Potato Exes. The poem is also 
part of a book manuscript called "Distant 
Prayers" now under consideration with 
publishers. Portions of the manuscript 
were part of a winning application for a 
National Endowment for the Arts grant. 

Research Grant 

The Petroleum Research Fund has 
awarded a $30,000 research grant to Dr. 
Carl Wigal, associate professor of 
chemistry. The grant supports the 
efforts of Wigal's research group, which 
has developed a new method for the 
synthesis of quinone derivatives. 

Many of the quinone derivatives that 
Wigal's group will be studying over the 
next two years have the potential of 
beinii new antioxidants or antibiotics. 



Position Changes 

Elizabeth Schlundt has joined the 
Admission Office on a full-time basis. 
She was formerly a part-time admission 
counselor. 

Susan Sarisky '92. assistant director 
of admission, has been named student 
employment coordinator. She continues 
to work out of the Admission Office. 

Al MacCormack. ice hockey coach, 
will also assume the role of director of 
the Physical Education program. 

Study Abroad 

- 

Dr. Kevin Pry '76. lecturer in English, 
will direct the college's London study 
abroad program for 1999-00. while Dr. 
John Kearney, professor of English, will 
lead the program in Crete. 

Dr. Jim Scott, professor of German, 
is serving as academic director for the 
Pennsylvania Colleges in Cologne pro- 
gram for the fall 1998 semester. 

Winning Paper 

Fei Liu '00 presented a paper at the 

American Society 
for Biochemistry 
and Molecular biol- 
ogy entitled 
"Inactivation of E. 
Coli GMP 
Synthetase by 
Reactive Analogs of 
GMP and ATP." 
The paper, coau- 
thored h\ An Do 
'00. Jared Spidel '99. and Jodi 
Greenfield '99. was entered in the 
ASBMB competition for undergraduate 
research in biochemistry and molecular 
biology. Fei's presentation won the first 
place aw ard (one of five given) in the 
national competition. 




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Helena Maulfair Bouder '20 cele- 
brated her Klllth birthday, February 
20. 1998. She is the widow of Norman 
M. Bouder '19. and the mother of 
Norman M. Bouder Jr. '44. Helena 
was born in Union Deposit, Pa., the 
second of two daughters born to Dr. 
and Mrs. Harvey E. Maulfair. The fam- 
ily moved to Lebanon, Pa., where she 
lived at 379 North Ninth Street until 
she graduated from LVC. After teach- 
ings grade school class in Dover, Del. 
for one year, she married Norman and 
moved to Baltimore, Md. and subse- 
quently to Aberdeen. Md. Presently, 
Helena is living in the Swan Creek 
Health Care Center near her son and 
grandson in Toledo, Ohio. 



DEATHS 



Dorothy Sholly DeVerter '23. 
Februan 1 1. 1998. She was a former 
elementary school teacher in 
Elizabethtnwn. Pa. 

Earl J. Leffler '25, April 16. 1997. 

Madie E. Shoop Sohn '25, [anuarv 
19, 1998. 

Grace Witmer Kauffman '28, 
January 31), 1998. 

Olga Freeman Kiehler '28. 
Memorial Day Weekend 1998, in 
Sebring, Fla. She is survived by her 
son and daughter-in-law. Kermit 
Kiehler '51 and Beatrice Rover 
Kiehler '51 of Avon Park, Fla. and her 
son and daughter-in-law Anton F. 
Kiehler '55 and Jane Taylor Kiehler 
'55 of Ocean City, Md. 



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Marian Heaps Cote '30 moved to 
York. Pa. after having lived for 65 
years in Penns Grove, N.J., where she 
was a high school biology and 
German teacher. 

Roger B. Savior '38 had an article 
on Lebanon Valley College football 
published recently in the Bulletin of 
the College Football Historical 
Society. For almost 20 vears, he has 



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In Memoriam 

College Notes the Passing of 
Three Distinguished Professors 

James M. Thurmond 
Professor Emeritus of Music 

James Thurmond, 89, professor of music at Lebanon Valley 
from 1954 until his retirement in 1979, died on June 21 in Silver 
Spring, Md. after a long illness. 

Known affectionately to his students as "Doc," he was the 
director of the band and also of instrumental music education. 
He also worked with the Glee Club, which later became the col- 
lege's Concert Choir. More importantly, he guided and inspired 
generations of young musicians. 

"I knew him to be a demanding teacher," said Kenneth 
Laudermilch '65 in his eulogy at Thurmond's funeral at 
Arlington National Cemetery, "but at the core of that hardness I 
had a sense of his deep, deep caring for me as a student." 

Prior to his tenure at Lebanon Valley, Thurmond served 19 
years in the U.S. Navy, where he was the principal horn player in 
the Navy Band and founder of the Navy School of Music, which 
later became the School of Music for the Armed Forces. A native 
of Dallas, he was a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in 
Philadelphia and American University and received a master of 
arts in music from the Catholic University of America. He is sur- 
vived by his wife Marie, a daughter and two grandchildren. 

Horace "Whitey" Tousley 
Associate Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Sciences 

Horace Winfield Tousley, 70, the retired LVC math professor 
known to students and faculty as "Whitey," died on June 30 in 
the Hershey Medical Center. 

Tousley, a native of Green Bay, Wis., arrived at LVC after a 
distinguished career in the U.S. Army, where he served as math 
professor at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, instructing 
plebes in analytic geometry, differential and integral calculus, 
linear algebra and linear programming. His military career also 
brought hint to the office of the Army chief of staff, where he 
worked as a research analyst, advising senior officials on matters 
pertaining to weapons systems. 

Tousley also served as commander of the Army Logistics 
Evaluation Agency, and taught industrial engineering and mili- 
tary science at the University of Alabama. He was a graduate of 
Ripon College and received an M.S.I.E. degree from the 
University of Alabama. 

Arriving at Lebanon Valley in 1981, Tousley's teaching load 
included courses in calculus for science students as well as his 
specialty, operations research; he also served as chair of the 
mathematical sciences department and was regularly elected to 
faculty committees. 

"Whitey was a very kind, courteous, and friendly person," says 
Bryan Hearsey, chair of mathematical sciences. "He was some- 
body who was always willing to help — a very giving person." 

Marvin E. Wolfgang 
Former Professor of Sociology 

Marvin Wolfgang, 73, acknowledged as one of the most influ- 
ential criminologists in die world and a professor of sociology at 
Lebanon Valley from 1947 until 1951, died in Philadelphia on 
April 18. 

With the publication of his book, Patterns of Criminal 
Homicide, in 1958, Wolfgang analyzed 588 Philadelphia murders 
and changed the emphasis of academic criminology. Rather than 
simply compiling anecdotes and psychological studies of the 
criminal mind, Wolfgang amassed data through longitudinal 
studies and examined criminal behavior in very specific ways. 
He often testified before courts and legislatures, and his work 
has influenced policymakers around the world. 

Wolfgang, a native of Millersburg, Pa., served in World War H 
and received his bachelor's degree from Dickinson College; he 
completed his graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania. 
He was director of research for the Presidential Commission on 
the Causes and Prevention of Violence in 1968, and received two 
Guggenheim Awards. At the time of his death, he was a profes- 
sor of criminology at the University of Pennsylvania and the 
president of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 



been the official football historian for 
the Pennsylvania Interscholastic 
Athletic Association (PIAA) and con- 
tinues to compile all-time football 
records for all Pennsylvania high 
schools and all colleges nationally. 

Robert W. Smith '39. retired chair of 
LYC's Department of Music, was hon- 
ored by more than 350 friends and 
family recently at a surprise reception 
for his 50 years of service as a minister 
of music, organist and choir director 
at First United Methodist Church, 
Hershey, Pa. A 75-member choir made 
up of past and present choir members 
and friends sang "Here My Lord," 
an anthem written for him by former 
student and LVC professor Robert C. 
Lau '65 



DEATHS 



Lt. Col. Newton Burgner '32. April 
1998. He was retired from the Air 
Force. 

Eugene L. Wittle '32, March 15, 1998 
in Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Marion Kruger Light '33, April 11, 
1998 in Carlisle, Pa. The 1933 May 
Queen, she was an elementary school 
teacher for seven years. For over -tO 
years she owned and operated, along 
with her husband. Light's Stationery 
Store, Carlisle. 

Martha Elser Straub '36, May 2, 

1998 in Florida, from injuries suffered 
in an automobile accident. She was a 
member of the Florida Symphony 
Orchestra and a music teacher at 
Rollins College. A leading figure in 
church music circles and at Walt 
Disney World, she was a violinist with 
the Trio de Musicale of the Winter 
Park Musicale and performed with the 
Space Coast, Harrisburg, and Great 
River Symphony Orchestras and the 
Summer Trio, Maine. 

Richard S. Slavbaugh '37, January 
11, 1998. 

Alice Richie Clupper '39. June 5, 
1998 in Tulsa, Okla. She was a public 
librarian and a school librarian in sev- 
eral Midwestern communities and a 
research librarian for Mac.Murray 
College, lacksonville. 111. from 
1968-78. She was the daughter of 
Gustav Adolfus, a former professor of 
religion at LVC. 

Joseph B. Thomas '39, April 1997. 

Lt. Col. Roy Andrew Weidman '39. 

December 14, 199". He was a retired 
Air Force pilot who served in World 
War II and was a staff meteorologist 
during the Korean War. From 1967 
until 1984, he taught at Socastee High 
School, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 






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Rev. Richard R. Rodes '41 is a non- 
sectarian minister-at-large and peace 
educator. His wife of 55 years, Jean 
Hon Durant, will be awarded 
Shenandoah I'niversity's highest 
honor, the Distinguished Service 
Award, lor a lifetime in music in 
churches and public schools. 

Harry I. Drendall '42 is retired He 
keeps busy by giving private music les- 
sons and is a caregiver to his older sib- 
lings. 

Helen Ross Russell '43 received the 
1997 Nature Educator of the Year 
award from the Roger Ton Peterson 
Institute. The Nature Educator of the 
Year award seeks to recognize out- 
standing contributors to nature educa- 
tion and to share their ideas with oth- 
ers. Helen received the award for her 
work at the national level. For many 
years she has been a lecturer and 
teacher at the American Museum of 
Natural History and the Manhattan 
Country School, both in New York City. 

Dr. Bruce C. Souders '44 was pre- 
sented the John Wesley Distinguished 
Educational Award In the Virginia 
Annual Conference of the I nited 
Methodist Church for his distin- 
guished contribution to higher educa- 
tion in the \ irginia conference. He was 
a professor at Shenandoah University 
from 1966-89 and was named profes- 
sor emeritus and university archivist 
in 1984. In his retirement, he contin- 
ues to studv and write the history of 
the Evangelical United Brethren 
Church, lie was also one of the read- 
ers for the ~5th anniversary of the 
Poet Society of \ irginia at the State 
Library in Richmond on June 13, 1998 
and conducted the worship sen ice for 
the convention of the International 
Yssociation of Torch Clubs in 
Kalamazoo, Mich 

Jean Garland Woloshyn '44 is music- 
director at Big Bear Presbyterian 
Church, Big Bear City, Calif. 

Warren D. Trumbo '47, chaplain, 
and Margaret Todd Trumbo '47 live 
in Powav . Calif Thev have four chil- 
dren: Debra. Steven, Susan and 
Warren Jr. 

Man Jane Eckert Hoffman '48 was 

posthumously inducted into the Music 
Educators Hall of fame during the 
Music Educators National Convention 
(MENC.) in Phoenix, Ariz., April 
15-18, 1998. She was professor emeri- 
ti/ ot the I niversity of Illinois School 
of Music and served as MENC presi- 
dent from 198(1-82. Best known for 
her work in elementary and middle 
school general music, she co-authored 
several Silver Burdett music textbook 
series and also wrote or arranged 
many compositions lor junior high 
choral groups. 

George G. Haines Jr. '-i9 retired after 
15 years with Conemaugh X Black 
Railroad Co., Johnstown, Pa. 




The Paper Chase 
Revisited 



By Thomas Epler 

William D. Ferguson '49 insists that he never meant to scare his students to death — he was 
just using the Socratic method to sharpen their thinking skills and prepare them to be cracker- 
jack lawyers. But protoges of the recently retired Emory University School of Law professor 
have a different story to tell. 

"I came out of class sometimes looking like I'd gone a few rounds with a heavyweight cham- 
pion," remembers Lisa Ba Hen tine, an Atlanta attorney who was among Ferguson's thousands 
of students over the past four decades at Emory Law. "You couldn't go into a class and not be 
prepared," she explains. "To his credit, everyone who survived "The Ferguson Experience' was 
very successful." 

And after surviving, they never forgot their colorful professor. Recently, a group of his for- 
mer students raised $120,000 to establish a scholarship fund in Ferguson's name. 

Ferguson's road to his legal career began in his hometown of Shinglehouse, Pa. He decided 
on law — at the tender age of 13 — because he was afraid he wouldn't have enough financial 
support to make it through medical training. And that same sense of practicality brought him 
to LVC, which offered him a half-tuition scholarship. It was an opportunity the son of a grist- 
mill worker and farmer was honored to seize. 

"One of the advantages was that when I started, there was a tremendous influx of World 
War II veterans," he remembers. "The school was three times as large when I got there than it 
was anticipated to be." When President Truman sent orders, after graduation, for Ferguson to 
become part of the U.S. Occupational Forces in Europe, he was ready. Those veterans had 
taught him "quite a bit" about what to expect from army life. 

"Many of those old army folks didn't think much of us college boys," says Ferguson, whose 
courses at LVC in logic and philosophy gave him a strong basis for his future work. But Maude 
McLaughlin, a professor of history and political science, had a different opinion altogether. 

"Maude's boys," a group that included Alex Fehr '50 and Ray Kline '50, formed the "Dead 
Poet's Society" of their day, getting involved with ideas and analyzing and debating them. 
Ferguson remembers Mclaughlin's profound influence on his life. 

In 1955, Ferguson graduated from Cornell University School of Law, and he received his 
Doctor of Juridical Science degree from the University of Virginia some 20 years later. In the 
interim, he served as an assistant attorney general for the State of New York, an associate at 
Bliss and Bouk in Albany, and as an assistant professor at the University of South Dakota Law 
School, all before joining Emory's faculty in 1963. 

In the years since, Ferguson has become a well-respected arbitrator, serving on labor panels 
of the American Arbitration and Conciliation Service. Since 1991, he's directed Emory's award- 
winning "Trial Techniques Program," a mandatory two-week practicum that gives students 
mock-trial experience after their second year of law school. Now it's one of the most successful 
programs of its kind in the country. 

"You can learn a lot from the students," says Ferguson, now 70. "Many of them have had 
interesting and varied experiences before they came to law school." And those who move on 
to become leaders in the bar — Ferguson can boast of former students who have served on the 
U.S. Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court — keep in touch and continue to sharp- 
en their professor's thinking. 

But that sharp thinking doesn't come easily. Years after graduating from law school, thou- 
sands of Ferguson's former students still remember that anxiety, doubt and insecurity are the 
three greatest traits that any lawyer can possess, instilling a habit of preparedness and proving 
that whatever doesn't kill you will only make you stronger. 

"If you were afraid, if you cowered, if you refused to prepare, you just weren't going to 
make it," says Ballentine, who remembers one student so overcome by "The Ferg" that he 
couldn't even speak. "But from that point on, no one could ever intimidate you again." 



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




FALL/WINTER 1998 



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DEATHS 

Margaret E. Druck Sechrist '40, 

April 14, 1998. 

Margaret Bordwell T\\"\ford '41, 
February 11, 1998. 

Herman A. Fritsche '43, January 8, 

1998. He was a retired accountant 
who lived in Gulf Breeze, Fla. 

Carl Calvin Hottenstein '43, 
February 19, 1998. He was retired 
from Bethlehem Steel, where he 
worked as a foreman in the tool 
department. He had owned and found- 
ed Richland (Pa.) Gun Shop, which 
has been in operation for 60 years. 

Caroline Matter Harclerode '-15. 
January 3. 1998. She was retired from 
the Aurora Club and was a former 
administrator of Senior Employment 
Program of Retired Persons. She had 
previous!) been an editor of 
Evangelical Press. 

Charlotte Mohler Kissinger '45. 

Octobers. 19T. 

Charles R. Miller, Jr. '47. December 
28, 199" He was a teacher at the for- 
mer Hummelstown (Pa.) High School; 
McCaskey High School, Lancaster, Pa.; 
and Manheim Township High School, 
Manheini, Pa. He was a football, bas- 
ketball and track coach and served as 
a coach at Franklin and Marshall 
College. After retiring from teaching, 
he coached football at Hempfield 
School District. Lancaster County, for 
two years. 

Gerald J. McKenna '49, December 4, 
1997. 



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Dr. Robert M. Kline '50 retired as 
the Lebanon County (Pa.) coroner and 
as the LYC physician. He also served as 
the Lebanon County Prison physician. 
Robert is a recognized expert in 
Pennsylvania Gentian folk art and 
culture. He and his wife, Ann, live in 
Newmanstown, Pa. 

Geraldine Rothermel Nease '50 

retired as director of music at St. 
Thomas United Church of Christ, 
Reading, Pa., where she directed the 
handbell and senior choirs. Before 
retiring in 1992, she taught music in 
the Hempfield School District, 
Lancaster County, for 31 years. Her 
husband, Charles, also retired from 
the ministry at St. Thomas U.C.C. 

George Roman '50, Wolfeboro, N.H., 

received the third Golden Hammer 
Award presented by Ossippee 
Mountains Habitat for Humanity on 
February 13, 1998 for outstanding vol- 
unteer work. 

Dean Rodger Dougherty '51 retired 
as chairman of the music department 
at York High School, York, Pa. 

Robert R. Fischer '51 retired from 
the United States Navy as a Supply 
Officer. He and his wife, Mary, live in 
Williamsburg, Ya. 

Dr. Elam S. Kurtz '51 is associated 
with his son, Kevin, in a family prac- 
tice. He also sings in a quintet, 
"Uncles," which recently presented a 
sold-ont benefit performance at the 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical 
Association. 



Dr. Robert L. Meals '51 is professor 
of radiology at Philadelphia College of 
Osteopathy. He is married to Dorothy 
M. Meals '43. 

William 0. Wert '51 is retired and 
lives with his wife, Elizabeth, in 
Maulton, N.J. 

Ruth M. Stambach '52 retired from 
the ministry and, at the same time, 
was ordained an elder in the West 
Ohio Conference of the United 
Methodist Church. 

John I. Sweigard '52 is retired from 
DuPont Seaford Nylon plant. His wife, 
Mary Lou Sweigard '53, is retired 
from the Nanticoke Hospital 
Hospitality Shop. They have returned 
to the Susquehanna Valley after living 
in Delaware for 46 years. 

Tom Israel '53 recently spent several 
months in Morocco and Egypt. He 
serves as a substitute organist in the 
Lebanon, Pa. area. 

Kenneth R. Keiser '53. retired, and 
his wife, Esther, live in Las Yegas. 
They have a daughter, Karen. 

June Finkelstein Mosse '53 lives in 
Lake Worth, Fla. and is enjoying 
retirement, her granddaughters and 
traveling. 

James M. Ressler '53 and his wife, 
Selma, are celebrating retirement with 
a new home and a three-month world 
tour. 

William J. Walborn '53 retired as 
vice president of operations at 
American Health Products Co., Inc. 
and lives with his wife, Marion, in 
Mount Gretna, Pa. 



Richard G. Styring '54 is retired and 
now lives in Destin, Fla. 

Nancy Daugherty Cortner '55 is 

busy enjoying retirement. She and her 
husband, Sanders, have recently 
moved into a townhouse just eight 
blocks from the home they lived in for 
20 years. 

Carol Achenbach Keblinger '55 is a 

docent for the Bush Presidential 
Library and Museum in College 
Station, Texas. 

Rev. Melvin G. Sponsler Jr. '55 is 

retiring after -t5 years of ministry from 
the 1,000-member Mt. Hope United 
Methodist Church in Aston, Pa. and 
will return to the area to live in Mt. 
Joy, Pa. 

Dr. Lenwood B. Wert '55 was award- 
ed the "Family Physician of the Year 
Award" by the Pennsylvania Society of 
the American College of Osteopathic 
Family Physicians on May 1, 1998 at 
the Annual Clinical Assembly of the 
Pa. Osteopathic Medical Association 
held in Philadelphia. He was also 
elected the association's vice speaker 
of the House of Delegates. 

Norman V. Blantz '56 retired after 
42 years of teaching. For the last 28 
years he was a professor of history at 
Burlington County College, 
Pemberton, N.J. At the 1998 gradua- 
tion ceremony, the Board of Trustees 
granted him professor emeritus status. 

Lawrence E.Jones '56 retired after 
30 years teaching in the Conrad 
Weiser School District, Robesonia, Pa. 

Robert G. Miller '56 retired as senior 
chemist at Yalspar, Birmingham and 
now lives west of Baltimore, where he 
and his wife, Peggy, have seven acres 
of land and two horses. 



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Barbara Klinger Nelson '58. organ- 
ist and bell choir director at the First 
Reformed Church. Scotia, N.Y.. retired 
from teaching music at the Niskayuna 
Central Schools. Her husband, 
Kenneth R. Nelson '60. director of 
music at the First Reformed Church, 
retired from teaching music at the 
Burnt Hills— Ballston Lake Central 
Schools 

Richard H. Smith '58 retired from 
teaching biolog\ and English at the 
Kane Area High School. Pa., in 1996. 
His wife, Lois Shroyer Smith '65. is a 
grade-school teacher in the Kane \rea 
School District 

Re\. J. Edwin Stearns '58 is director 
of the Department of Spiritual Care at 
Anne Arundel Health System. 
\nnapoIis. Md. 

Janice Held Demko Torrisi '58 is a 

self-employed entertainer musician 
who, with her husband Vngelo. will 
combine piano and vocal talents 
under the name of Ian and Ang, even- 
tually adding comedy and dance to 
their shows The) were married on 
\ alentine's Day . 

Susan Oaks Leonard '59 recently 
mined to the family"s third-generation 
farm 

Dr. Karl E. Moyer '59 is organist, 
director of music at Grace Lutheran 
Church. Lancaster. Pa. He plavs at all 
sen ices, directs the senior choir, pre- 
pares accompaniment music for a 
large number of instrumentalists and 
coordinates the other choirs and 
musical activities. He composed a set- 
ting of the crowd passages in the 
Gospel According to St. Luke, which 
was used on Passion Sunday in 1998. 

John A. Tartaglin '59 is district man- 
ager for The Patriot News I o . 
Harrisburg. Pa. 



1)1 Mils 



Earl E. Redding Jr. '51 No other 
information available. 

Edith R. Shannon Rothenberger 
'51. April 5, 1998 in Lititz, Pa. A 

retired elementary teacher in the 
Columbia and Manheim Township 
schools. Lancaster County, Pa„ she 
was married to Harold V 
Rothenberger '53. 

NealE. Woll '51. Julv 24, 1998 in 

Pottsville. Pa. He was a retired admin- 
istrator for the Schuylkill County 
Mental Health-Mental Retardation 
program. 

Robert F. Swanger Sr. '52. April 23. 
HIS. He was a retired educator, guid- 
ance counselor and athletic coach in 
the Derry Township School District. 
Hershey . Pa. He was also a former 
teacher in the Northern Lebanon 
(Fredericksburg. Pa.) and 
Schaefferstow n (Pa.) High Schools. 

Carl G. Neal '53. March 16. 1998. 




A Career Full of Surprises 

By Thomas Epler 

Bruce RismiUer '59 entered the business world selling shoes 

- or, as he'll tell you, "as close to the floor as you can get." 

But Rismiller moved up quickly through the company — 16 
positions in 17 years, in fact. He wasn't just hawking sneakers 
though, he was selling "safety shoes." And Haloid, the compa- 
ny he was working for, was a $500 million concern, which 
eventually became Xerox, a $14 billion juggernaut by the time 
he left in 1983. 

Rismiller prepared himself well for his meteoric rise. After 
graduating from LVC, he picked up a master's degree at 
Millersville University in 1964, and did another 97 hours of 
educational adrninistration coursework at Temple University. 
Those studies landed him a job as an assistant principal in the 
Philadelphia area for three years. Then his best friend found 
him the job at Haloid, the rest is corporate career history 

— almost. 

"I resigned, and became co-founder and chairman of a Dallas 
computer company in 1983," explains Rismiller, who is a mem- 
ber of the LVC Board of Trustees. "We designed a display tele- 
phone PC, with a telephone built in." Even though a telecom- 
munications firm funded the effort and a product was built, it 
was an idea before its time, and failed. 

Undaunted, Rismiller moved on to become senior vice-presi- 
dent at Carson Pirie Scott, a holding company that included 57 
department stores, four hotel-and-golf course resorts, a direct- 
mail marketing company and an airline catering outfit. Those 
were good days, he remembers, living in Chicago at the peak 
of his career. 

When the 40,000-employee concern was bought out in 1989 
by a large Midwest department store chain, Rismiller cashed in 
his chips. Between the value of his stock, having a loan forgiv- 
en as part of the buyout, and "being in the right place at the 
right time," he was financially set for life. But, as he'll quickly 
tell you, he wasn't quite ready for the change, and "failed at 
retirement." 

In 1990, Rismiller went back to work, accepting an invita- 
tion to become an executive vice-president at Northwest 
Airlines. The company lost about $1 billion in Operation Desert 
Storm because the government used it to send 38 percent of 
the troops to Saudi Arabia in its 400-passenger 747s. The time 
had come to retire again, but this time, he did it with hobbies 
including golf, setting up model trains with the grandkids and 
doing more in-depth travel. 

About four years ago, former LVC president John Synodinos 
asked Rismiller to serve on an alumni reunion committee. Wife 
Janet '59, who married Rismiller at the end of his junior year at 
LVC, said "yes" for him. and before either of them knew it, 
more than 80 people were involved in the reunion. Now, Bruce 
is giving training lessons for other reunion committees. 

On the personal side, the Rismillers' 40-year-old son, a for- 
mer Navy commander who now works as an assistant director 
of grounds and maintenance at George Mason University, did- 
n't follow his parents to LVC — he went to Virginia Tech. 

"We felt that he should decide for himself," Rismiller 
explains. But make no mistake — the two grandkids have been 
to LVC's growing campus and seen the new library and its 
tower that bears Grandma and Granddad's names in large, sil- 
ver letters. 

"Lebanon Valley was the best choice I ever made," says 
Rismiller. "I would've flunked out of a large college. I was a 
socialite — I loved the place, and my grades showed it." 

It's hard to imagine the man destined for such success in the 
cut-throat business world having bad grades in either of his 
two majors at LVC, political science or history. But, then again, 

— 



Chester T. Rebokjr. '58. March 2". 
1998 in Brownsville. Texas. He was an 
English teacher at Porter High School. 
Brownsville 

Nancy McDonald Marsteller '59. 

February 12. 1118 She taught ele- 
mentary vocal music for 11 years in 
South Eastern School District. New 
Park. Pa. She was elected to the 
Outstanding Women of America in 
1967 and was International Flying 
Farmer Queen in 1981-82 Shi trav- 
elled 40.000 miles across Canada and 
the IS. promoting International 
Flving Farmers. 



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Fred R. Eshleman '60 is a retired 
music educator and innkeeper He and 
his wife. Patricia, live in St. 
Petersburg. Fla. 

Robert C. Musser '60 is director and 
conductor of the Tacoma Concert 
Band. Tacoma. Wash. The band closed 
out their I99"-98 season with a trib- 
ute concert to John Philip Sousa. 

Dr. Douglas A. Ross '60 is semi- 
retired, a self-employed business con- 
sultant, and a part-time universirv 
professor. His new book. A Tun qj 
Dialogue, published in March 1998 by 
Bughtenhouse Publishers, is a manual 
for communication between couples, 
groups, organizations and businesses 

Judith Leith I.ohmann '61 has 
retired after 25 years with the Pitman 
School District. X.J 

Karl R. Smith '61 retired in June 
1996 after 3 i years of teaching instru- 
mental music in the Easton Area 
School District. Easton Pa 

Barbara McClean Meyer '62 is an 

accounting clerk for Norkus 
Enterprises. Inc.. Pleasant Beach. N.J. 
She has three children: R. Wesley. 
Carolyn and Andrew. 

Judith Newton Brown '63 and her 

husband. William, were ordained per- 
manent deacons on May 21. 1118 at 
the North Indiana Annual Conference 
of the I nited Methodist Church. 

Barbara B. McMinn '63 retired from 
Pequea Valley School District. Pa. alter 
35 \ears as an instrumental music 
teacher. 

Shirley Brown Michel '63 is organ- 
ist director tor Nomton Presbvterian 
Church. Fainiew Village. Pa., and a 
teacher at Friendship House. Hatfield. 
Pa. 

Rev. Donald E. Van Kirk '63 retired 
July 1. ins from the I nited Methodist 
Church. Central Pennsylvania 
Conference. 

Janet E. Bisbing '64 is a social work- 
er for Children's Services. Contra 
Costa Countv. Calif. 






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Gary Castrischer '64 is an under- 
writing consultant for State Farm 
Insurance Co.. Bloomington, 111. His 
wife, Jean Brown Castrischer '65, is 
a first-grade teacher in Bloomington, 
111. They have two children: Karen and 
Gary Jr. 

Frank W. Filer '64 is a technical doc- 
umentation specialist for W \ eth- Ayerst 
Laboratories. St. Davids. Pa. He and 
his wife, Lois, live in Elverson, Pa. 

Gordon J. Gingrich '6-t retired after 
38 years with the Lancaster County 
School District, New Holland, Pa. 

Dr. Russel C. Hertzog '64 is working 
in the marketing communications 
department at Schlumberger 
Cambridge Research, Cambridge. 
England, as an editor of Oilfield 
Review magazine. He writes a 20-30 
page article each quarter, coordinates 
various marketing contacts with the 
organization, engineering and 
research centers, and also watches 
over Web subcontractors. 

John H. Witter '64 is a math teacher, 
coordinator of the K— 12 math curricu- 
lum and high school golf coach in the 
Eastern Lebanon Count)' School 
District. Myerstown, Pa. He and his 
wife, Linda, have three children: 
J. Benjamin. Jean and James 

Richard T. Irwin '65 is employed by 
Morgan Guaranty Trust Company, 
Wall Street, New York, N.Y. 

William \. Koch '65 is a teacher in 
the Cocalico School District. Denver, Pa. 

Roberta Johns Otto '65 participated 
in the Mastervvorks Choral Tour to 
Germany. Austria, and the Czech 
Republic in June 1998, under the 
direction of Dr. Pierce Getz '51, pro- 
fessor emeritus of music. 

Lawrence R. Bittinger '66 is cam- 
paign director for Kirby Smith 
Associates. Inc., Quarryville, Pa. 

Albert (',. Bullard '66. a teacher at 
Cooperstown Central School. 
Cooperstown. NY., and his wife, 
Sandra, have three children: Rebecca, 
Sarah and Daniel. 

Carol Woolley Testa '66, a first- 
grade teacher at Timber Ridge 
Elementary School, Marietta, Ga.. was 
one of three honorable-mention win- 
ners in the 1998 National PTA Phoebe 
Apperson Hearst Outstanding 
Educator Award program in June 1998 
during the PTA's national convention 
in Nashville, Tenn. 

Ellen Kreiser Jarrett '67 is a board 
member and volunteer for the State 
College Meals-on-Wheels program. 
which serves 125 people in the com- 
munity three times a week without 
any government funds. 

Larry J. Painter '67. a social studies 
teacher at Falcon High School in 
Colorado, is training for his 12th effort 
for the Pikes Peak Ascent in August 
1998. He and his wife, Melissa, cele- 
brated their 25th wedding anniversary 
in June. 




It's Not Lonely At The Top 

By Nancy Fitzgerald 

With her promotion last year to president and chief oper- 
ating officer of Tufts Health Plan in Waltham, Mass., Nancy 
Robinson Learning '69 became the highest-ranking woman 
executive at a New England HMO and another LVC business 
dynamo. 

As an undergraduate from Philadelphia, Learning chose to 
major in economics and set her sights on a career in 
accounting — and for a good long while, that seemed to be 
the direction she was headed. Before she even picked up 
her diploma, she'd been signed by Coopers & Lybrand, one 
of the country's top accounting firms, as one of their first 
three female recruits. 

"I was one of those lucky few people who always knew 
what they wanted to do," she recalls. "My dad was in bank- 
ing, and I had always been interested in business and math." 

Learning went on to work for Coopers & Lybrand in their 
Philadelphia office, and later worked for the Pennsylvania 
Department of Environmental Resources in Harrisbu rg and 
BankEast in Manchester, N.H. Then in 1979 she moved 
over to the Matthew Thornton Plan, a managed health-care 
insurer based in Nashua, N.H., putting her career on a 
whole new path. 

In 1986, a colleague at Matthew Thornton recruited her 
for the chief operating officer position at Tufts Health Plan 
in Waltham, where she hammered out business plans and 
helped to integrate the company's operations with its med- 
ical management. Now as president and chief operating offi- 
cer of Tufts Health Plan, she's presiding over the HMO's 
explosive growth — since 1994, membership has nearly 
tripled to over 1 million members, making it the second- 
largest HMO in Massachusetts, with annual revenues at $6 
billion and a workforce of over 2600. 

For Learning, the road to her high-powered career started 
out in Annville. "Lebanon Valley gave me a good strong lib- 
eral arts background," she says. "And its great reputation 
helped me get my first job — I never even had to go out and 
look for a job. Recruiters came on campus and before I even 
graduated I had offers from Price Waterhouse and Coopers 
& Lybrand. They'd all had excellent results with LVC in the 
past. LVC laid the groundwork for my career — and I feel 
fortunate to have achieved the success I have." 

At Lebanon Valley, Learning not only launched a career 
but formed friendships that have lasted a lifetime. Coming 
from a large suburban high school with some 5,000 stu- 
dents, she was eager for the small-town, personal atmos- 
phere that LVC could offer. "It's a beautiful area, and it was 
a nice place to spend my college days," she says. "I made 
wonderful friends at Lebanon Valley, and still maintain 
those friendships today." 



Dr. Damon L. Silvers '67 is a psv- 
chologist in Washington. D.C. and an 
adjunct professor at the University of 
Maryland. He lives with his wife Man 
Ann, a professor at the University of 
Man land, and their daughter, 
Jennifer, in Bethesda, Md. 

Rev. Dr. Gretchen Woods '67 relates 
the wisdom of women over 50 in What 
We Know So Far, edited by Beth 
Benatonich and published by St. 
Martin Press. 

Mary Jane Hall-Rojahn 
Zimmerman '67 is librarian at 
William Penn High School, 
Philadelphia, Pa. and is president of 
the .Association of Philadelphia School 
Librarians. She is also organist/direc- 
tor for the Reformed Church of the 
.Ascension United Church of Christ, 
Norristown, Pa. and is working on a 
second master's degree in liberal stud- 
ies at Villanova University. 

Helen Kowach Lind '68, a part-time 
library assistant, has lived in the 
Denver, Colo, area for 25 years. She 
was a research technologist at the 
University of Colorado Medical School 
for 10 years. She and her husband, Ed, 
have two daughters: Sarah and Katie. 

Jay A. Mengel '68 is a retired US.AF 
colonel since July 199". He accepted a 
position with the Michigan Blueberry 
Growers Cooperative, overseeing the 
distribution of the Mississippi and 
Louisiana blueberry harvest, which 
keeps him busy from mid-May to mid- 
July. The remainder of the year Jay 
and his wife, Sandi, cruise in their 44- 
foot trawler, Sand Jar. 

Anna Schwartz '68 is a music 
teacher at Taunton Elementary 
School, Howell, N.J. As a member of 
the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, 
she was named .Master Teacher 
Collaborative in 1997 and 1998. 

C. Scott Sharnetzka '68. band direc- 
tor at C. Milton Wright High School in 
Bel Air, Md., received the award of 
excellence as the Outstanding Music 
Teacher in the North Central Region 
of Man land at the Man land Music 
Educators Convention held in 
Baltimore in March 1998. 

Rev. Hilary M. West '68 is assistant 
rector at St. .Andrews bv the Sea, Nags 
Head, N.C. 

Barbara Turkington Laquer '69 is 

senior program development specialist 
with the .American Indian Institute at 
the University of Oklahoma. 

Carl L. Marshall '69. employed for 
the past 29 years by the Pennsylvania 
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation 
and, since 1992 as the administrator 
of the Employer Senice Division, was 
appointed by Governor Thomas Ridge 
to the board of the Pennsylvania 
Developmental Disabilities Council on 
January 9, 1998. He was also reap- 
pointed to the States Relations 
Committee by chairman Tony Coehlo 
of the President's Committee on the 
Employment of People with 
Disabilities. Carl is the president of the 



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Pennsylvania Rehabilitation 
Association, secretary of the National 
Association of Governors' Committees 
of the Employment of People with 
Disabilities, and the keynote speaker 
at Oregon's Annual Employment 
Conference, "Partnership in 
Employment." July 29-30, 1948, He 
will be conducting three workshops on 
"Placement Strategies: Connecting 
With Employers" at the West Virginia 
Rehabilitation Training Conference 
scheduled for September 14-16, 1998. 

Robert S. McQuate '69 is president 
and CEO for R.S. McQuate and 
Associates, Inc.. Phoenix. \riz... a con- 
sulting business that focuses on tech- 
nology development and technology 
transfer sen ices to universities and 
businesses. He and his wife, Linda, 
have two children. Britt-Marie and 
Samuel. 

Joan M. Schmehl '69 is an independ- 
ent instructor teaching computer skills 
to senior citizens and the disabled in a 
program sponsored by the B'nai B'rith 
Housing Corporation. Allentown, Pa. 

Joanne I). Schubert '69 is retiring 
from husband Donald's dental prac- 
tice. They are the proud grandparents 
of Katherine H. Reed, born in August 
199". 

Alan E. Shenk '69 is senior sales rep- 
resentative for IKON Office Solutions. 
Pittston, Pa. 

Shirley Warner Sherman '69 retired 
from the Lebanon School District, Pa. 
where she was a first-grade teacher. 

Dr. larn R. Tay lor '69 is applica- 
tions and project support manager for 
ARCO Chemical Co., Newton Square, 
Pa. He and his wife. Marcia. have 
three children: Eric. Rvan and Megan. 



DEATHS 



Kaye Cassel Dano '62. November IS. 
199". while on vacation in Evva Beach. 
Hawaii. 

Grace Newton Taylor '62. April 21, 
1998. She was a teacher in Maine and 
New Hampshire as well as in the old 
Donmoyer and Ebenezer Elementary 
Schools in Lebanon. Pa. 

William Zimmerman Mover '69, 

January 29. 1998. He was a social 
studies teacher in the Central Dauphin 
School District. Harrisburg, Pa. 



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Larn A. Bowman "0 is the presi- 
dent of the New Castle Count) 
Chamber of Commerce. 
Wilmington. Del 

George Morse '70 has been a biology 
teacher at Winston Churchill High 
School, Potomac. Md. for 28 years. 



Richard M. Snell '"0 is a social stud- 
ies teacher in the Northern Lehigh 
School District. Slatington, Pa. He and 
his wife, Barbara, have two children: 
Lisa and Kelly . 

Barbara Jones Ebersole "1 is work- 
ing as the east coast regional manager 
for Sulzer Metco. 

Mona Enquist-Johnston 71, still 
support manager for the resource 
management division of the Fairfax, 
Va. municipal government, received 
an Outstanding Performance award 
from the city in March 1998. 

Albert E. Schmick 71 is a utility ter- 
mination investigator for the 
Pennsylvania Public Utility 
Commission. Bureau of Consumer 
Services, Harrisburg. 



John A. Kurkis 72 is director of 
human resources at Euramax 
International. Norcross, Ga. He and 
his wife. Sharon, have one son, 
Gregory. 

Walter S. Erankowski Jr. 73 wel- 
comed daughter Alexandra on April 
20. 1998. She joins sisters Brittney and 

Kelsev 

Roberta 1 . Greening 73 has her 

own public relations consulting firm 
in Summit, N.J. and is president of 
Bergen Poets. 

Rev. Julie Mader Hostetter '73 is the 

coordinator of Congregational Life 
Team — Area 3. a national staff posi- 
tion for the Church of the Brethren 
General Board. Area 3 covers the 
southeastern United States from West 
Virginia to Puerto Rico. 



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Dr. Anthony T. Leach "3. professor 
in the School of Music at Penn State 
I niversity's main campus, conducts 
two choirs. Essence of Joy and 
University Choir. He also helps to 
organize music for Martin Luther King 
Day celebrations as the appointed rep- 
resentative for the School of Music for 
the Martin Luther Kingjr commemo- 
ration committee. 

Deborah Ellis McHenry 73, a first- 
grade teacher in the Manheim Central 
School District. Manheim. Pa., has 
been named to Who's Who Among 
America 's Teachers. 

Christine Walborn Couturier '"-i 

was recently promoted to v ice presi- 
dent. Latin America, of the Marketing 
Store Worldwide and resides in 
Buenos \ires, Argentina 

David L. Eshelman "i is chief 
financial officer at Trenvvyth 
Industries. Inc.. Emigsville, Pa., a pro- 
ducer of architectural concrete blocks 
with plants in Pennsylvania. Illinois 
and Arizona. 

Man De Loache Jennings "4 has 

been teaching music in Howard 
County. Md tor 1 1 vears and is listed 
as a contributor in Strategies for 
Teaching Middle-level and v hm,l 
Guitar, published hy the Music 
Educators National Conference She 
will present a session on successful 
management techniques for disruptive 
learners at the Man land Music 
Educators Association Fall 1998 
Conference. In February 1999. she will 
present a workshop at the MMEA In- 
Service Conference in Baltimore on 
assessment and differentiation activi- 
ties in the music classroom. 

W illiam Phifer '"-I presented a paper 
entitled "A Model for Organizational 
Transformation" at the national 
Software Engineering Process Group 

conference held in Chicago in March 
1998. 

Dr. Alfred J. Hockley 75 retired 
from the \ir Force and is practicing 
dermatology in San \ntonio, Texas 

Brenda C. McClelland Messera 75 

and her husband. Ralph, town man 
ager for Matthews. N C . have one 
daughter. Heather Lee. 

Richard S. Schneider 75 is vocal 
music teacher at Steinert High School 
in Trenton. N.J 

Carole R. Daughterly 76, a 
switchgear quotations specialist for 
Tristate Electrical Supply Co . Inc in 
York. Pa. and church organist at 
(irandvicw United Methodist Church 
in Lancaster. Pa., andjere W . Haigh 
Sr . sen ice manager at Lancaster s 
Kellv Cadillac, were married on 
March 7, 1998. 

John Dickenson "6 and his wife. 
Christine, welcomed son Timothy 
Morgan on October 6. 1996. They also 
have a son. Scott. 

Rev. Joy J. Hoffman "6 recently. 

returned from a mission trip to Brazil 
sponsored bv the Presbvterian Church 
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Dr. Kenneth B. Shotwell '76 was 

recenlly named "Chiropractor of the 
Year" by the Washington State 
Chiropractic Association. A founding 
member of the WSCA, Ken was pre- 
sented with the association's highest 
and most distinguished award at its 
annual conference in January 199S in 
SeaTac. Wash. 

Karen Pinaire Buesing '77 is assis- 
tant superintendent for Middle 
Township Public Schools. Cape May 
Courthouse, N.J. She has two children 
Matthew and Kelsey. 

Robert S. Frey '77 will have his 
fourth hook, Successful Proposal 
Strategies for Small Businesses: 
Winning Government, Private Sector, 
and International Contracts ( Boston 
and London: Artech House, Inc., 1997) 
reprinted as a second edition, revised 
and expanded, and released in early 
1999. It will include 130 new pages 
and he distributed with a companion 
CD-ROM. He also delivered a four- 
hour training seminar on proposal 
development at Gallaudet I niversity, 
Washington, DC, sponsored by the 
Deaf and Hard of Hearing 
Entrepreneurship Council. 

Lt. Col. John J. Harvey '77 is on 

active duty with the military and is 
currently stationed in Quantico, Va. 

George E. Keyes '77, a real estate 
appraiser for Metro Business Services, 
Ocean View, N.J., and his wife. Kim, 
welcomed son Kevin James on April 
23, 1998. They also have a son, Jeffrey 
George. 

Diane L. Schlicher '77 is statistical 
applications director for Kgleston 
Children's Health Care System at 
Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. In her 
spare time she composes and arranges 
electronic music. 

Frank C. Destro '78 is director of 
sales and marketing for the Great 
Lakes Towing Co., Cleveland, Ohio. He 
and his wife, Denice, have two chil- 
dren: Alexander and Alyssa. 

Brenda Hawkins Geist '78 was 

recently promoted to business service 
representative for the N.J. Department 
of Labor, working as a liaison between 
government and business to promote 
growth and attract new businesses to 
New Jersev 

Russell P. Labe '78 works for the 
Merrill Lynch Management Science 
Group, Princeton, N.J., which was 
awarded the 1997 Informs Prize for 
wide-range development and applica- 
tions of Operations Research and 
Management Science to its decision 
making. 

.Anna Marie Macenka Mantey '78 is 

a physician assistant at the McDowell 
Hospital, Marion, N.C. 

Karen Cunningham McNeely '78 

writes that she is quite busy at home 
as "chief cook, taxi driver, counselor, 
nurse, athletic and entertainment 
director, maid, etc." for five teenagers: 
Kristi McNeely, Andy McNeely. Ryan 
Flanders, Ryan McNeely and Lauren 
Flanders. 



Dr. Carol A. Miller-Schaeffer '78 is 

a physician for Pottsville Internist 
Associates, Pottsville, Pa, She and her 
husband, Eric, have four children: 
Erin, Bryan, Shaun and Tina. 

Patricia Van Ostenbridge '78 teach- 
es middle school vocal music in North 
Plainfield, N.J. She serves as president 
of the Somerset County Education 
.Association and was elected to the 
board of directors of the National 
Education .Association. 

Deborah Lee Warner Papavizas '78 

is organist at Timonium United 
Methodist Church, a teacher of group 
fitness for Brick Bodies and a private 
piano teacher. She and her husband, 



Panos, assistant project manager at 
Baltimore Aircoil Co., are awaiting the 
completion of their new home. They 
have two children: Michael and 
Nicholas. 

Jeffrey I„ Rezin '78, director of cor- 
porate environmental affairs for 
O'Sullivan Corporation, received the 
Vinyl Institute Environmental Partner 
of the Year award in May 1998, the 
Pennsylvania Governor's 
Environmental Excellence Award in 
September 1997, and the Virginia 
Governor's Environmental Excellence 
award in October 1996. 

Deborah Wiley '78. owner and oper- 
ator of Next Wave Consulting, and 




Benevolent Enforcer 



By Cristal Renzo '93 

Georgia Thompson Veitch '71, a sheriffs detective with 
the Hillsborough County, Florida, Sheriffs Department, 
used to spend her time responding to calls concerning 
everything from barking dogs to homicide. The focus of her 
service changed, however, in the late 1970s when her 
father, stricken with Alzheimer's disease, wandered from his 
home. Her search for him ended successfully, but it prompt- 
ed her to recognize the special role that law enforcement 
must play in community service. 

"It gave me a personalized perspective in a time when lit- 
tie was known about Alzheimer's disease. There was no 
established protocol to follow," Veitch says. "I felt there was 
an inappropriate response to his situation." Rather than 
focusing solely on crime prevention, Veitch felt police work 
should be more community-oriented. Veitch's bachelor's 
degree in sociology from Lebanon Valley College and her 
master's in criminal justice from the University of South 
Florida helped her develop an awareness program for new 
cadets at the Police Academy in Tampa. She stressed inter- 
personal relations with the senior community. In 1993, with 
the support of Hillsborough County Sheriff Cal Henderson, 
Veitch began the Crimes Against the Elderly Unit, designed 
to create procedures and protocol for effectively aiding sen- 
iors and ending their victimization. 

The main objective of the unit is to train deputies to rec- 
ognize the warning signs of abuse, neglect and exploitation 
of senior citizens. Once trained, these deputies are better 
able to refer at-risk seniors to social service agencies. Veitch 
says that it seems only natural for law enforcement officers 
to be trained. "They need to be equipped to assess a situa- 
tion and take the appropriate action because they are the 
first to respond to a call," says Veitch. 

Veitch has taken her role to the next level, reaching out 
nationally to provide information to other states about units 
like her own. She recently taught workshops at the 
Conference on Aging in Washington, D.C., at the American 
Society on Aging in Nashville, Term., and the National Triad 
Conference held in Louisville, Ky. 



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William Patterson '79. a security 
specialist retired from the defense 
industry, were married February 1-1. 
1997 in Las Vegas. They live on their 
40-foot Trimaran on the Chesapeake 
Bay in Maryland with their dog and 
three cats. 

Karen Donoghue Crawford '79 

transferred from New Jersey to Georgia 
after her promotion to southeast sales 
manager at Gunold & Stickma of 
America, Inc. She and her husband, 
Charles, have two children: Timothy 
and Kristen. 

Patricia Debuski '79 is a psychiatric 

clinical nurse specialist in private 
practice at A & B Family Center, West 
Chester, Pa. and an adjunct faculty 
member at the Delaware County cam- 
pus of Penn State University, Media, Pa. 

Eric R. Dundore '79 is a vocal music 
teacher in the Mechanicsburg Area 
School District. Mechanicsburg, Pa. He 
and his wife, Jonnele, have three chil- 
dren: Mark, Gregory and Jeffrey. 

Gregory A. Hilt '79 is a senior infor- 
mation security analyst for Computer 
Sciences Corporation, Ft. Ritchie, Md. 

Judy K. Kocher '79. instrumental 
music director for the Lacey Township 
Board of Education, Lanoka Harbor, 
N.J., and Dwight David Tabit were 
married on July 12, 1997 at Holy Cross 
Lutheran Church. She is currently a 
fourth- and fifth-grade instrumental 
music teacher at Cedar Creek 
Elementary School and plays in the 
Garden State Philharmonic Orchestra 
as second flute and piccolo, as well as 
a guest soloist and flutist in area 
churches. 

Edward W. Solem '79 writes that he 
is now disabled and woidd enjoy hear- 
ing from l.VC classmates. His address 
is l-t2 Park Drive, Middletown, Pa. 

17057. 

Clara Walton Welch '79 was 

ordained a United Methodist deacon in 
ftdl connection in May 1997. She is 
taking courses at Candler School of 
Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. 

Kirk M. Wise '79. owner of Wise 
Broadcasting at WT00 AM- 1000 Radio 
in Carlisle, Pa., owns a four-car race 
team that competes in Pennsylvania 
and Man land. He and his wife, Pam, 
have three children. 



DEATHS 



Donald Moreland Singer III '73, 

January 16, 1998. A self-employed 
truck driver, he was the founder of 
Captain Kelly's .Anglers, a fishing club 
in Pennsauken, N.J. 



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Jered Albertus '80 is a habilltation 

specialist for the New York State Office 
of Mental Retardation and 
Developmental Disabilities. 

Nancy Erisman Arbogast '80 and 

her husband, Fred, ha\e retired to a 
waterfront property on Smith 
Mountain Lake, near Roanoke, Va. 

Cathy Delorenz '80 is in her 18th 
\ear of teaching. She is a part-time 
teacher of music and art at John Paul 
II Catholic School. Houston, Texas. 
She and husband. Don. have two chil- 
dren: Alyssa and Chelsea. 

David Gorman '80 was elected Blair 
County (Pa.) District Attorney in 
November 1997 and was sworn into 
his new position. January S, 1998. His 
wife. Dr. Kim Foster '82. continues 
her private practice as a psychologist. 
They have a daughter, Marie Ann. 

Christine Vntema Herndon '80 

recently began a new position as a 
coordinated sen ices planner tor the 
Fairfax County government, Va. 

Jack D. Jordan '80 is a corporate liti- 
gation appeals attornev tor Rivkin, 
Radler, and Kremer in New York. NY. 

Karie Kyriss Duke '81 is a technolo- 
gist III at Smith Kline Beecham 
Clinical Labs. Norristown. Pa 

Rebecca New comb Haegele '81 and 

her husband. Mark, have three chil- 
dren: Amber. Joanne and Mathias. 

Candice I.. Harmes '81. vice-princi- 
pal at Metuchen Christian Academy in 
New Jersey, received her master's 
degree in elementary education from 
Kutztovvn University. 

Suzanne Reilly McWilliams '81 and 
her husband. Andrew I). McWilliams 

'82. are the owners of dentistry 
Jewelry. Campbelltown, Pa. They have 
two children: Ian and Megan. 

Colleen N. Mullikin '81 was awarded 
the first Jonathan Fshenour Award of 
Excellence. The award, for a teacher 
who has demonstrated compassion 
and concern for students with special 
needs and has used creative teaching 
strategies to develop their unique tal- 
ents and interests, was presented at 
the Second Annual Night of 
Accomplishment, sponsored by the 
Derrv Township School District, 
Hersiicy. Pa ., Special Education 
Advisory Team on March 2S, 1998. 

Esther Shaull DeBiase '82 is a med- 
ical technician for the Good 
Samaritan Hospital, Baltimore, Md. 

Beth L. Dickinson '82 is a quality 
assurance specialist at Hershev 
Chocolate ISA. 

Paul Jutting '82 is sales manager at 
Northport Ford. Commack, N.Y. 



Karen Neiswender Kongsmai '82 is 

plant records manager at the Brooklyn 
Botanic Garden, N.Y. 

David E. Ramage '82 graduated in 
May 1998 from Allentown College of 
St. Francis de Sales with a master's 
degree in computers in education. He 
is currently a staff developer for tech- 
nical training in Souderton Area 
School District, Souderton. Pa. 

Barbara Edzenga Robb '82 was the 
1998 Teacher of the Year at Pine Acres 
Elementary School, Deptford, N.J., 
where she is a first-grade teacher 

Robert J. Whalen Jr. '82 is assistant 
vice president for Progress Rail in 
Florida. He and Ins wife. Donna, have 
two children: Brian and Robert. 

Joseph (I. Bashore '83 is president of 
Sure Shop. Inc., Duncannon, Pa He 
and his wife. Kathy , have three chil- 
dren: Jennifer, Alex and Erin. 

Laurie Cook Benner '83 and her 
husband, Bryon, have two children: 
Thadeus and Lyclia. 

Mary DeHaven Cahill '83 is a con- 
sultant with Met-Life, Scranton, Pa. 
She and her husband. Stuart, have two 
children: Megan and Siobhan. 

William N. Campbell Jr. '83 and his 
wife. Theresa Martin Campbell '88. 
welcomed their first child. Colleen 
Elizabeth, on March 1-t. 1998. 

Claude Deitzler '83 is controller at 
the Lancaster Plant Rotogravure 
Operations, Armstrong World 
Industries, Lancaster, Pa. 

Penny llalbleib Harris '83 is a certi- 
fied addictions counselor in the 
Lancaster (Pa.) Dual Diagnosis 
Intensive Outpatient Program, 
Philhaven Hospital. Mt. Gretna, Pa. 
The intensive outpatient program is a 
new concept in behavioral health care 
management. The client receives ther- 
apeutic sen ices for several hours per 
dav over a given period of time, 
returning home at the end of the day . 

Kathy C. Heller '83 is organist for 
Feather Sound Community Church, 
Clearwater, Fla. 

Marily n W olfe Knott '83 and her 
husband, Dilwyn, have two children: 
Colin and Caryn. 

Marilyn Parker Lennox '83 is 

brands manager for Hershev 
Chocolate USA, Hershev, Pa. She and 
her husband. Thomas, have two chil- 
dren: Scott and Eric. 

Gregory B. Monteith '83 and his 

wife, Francis, welcomed daughter 
Jennifer on January 21, 1998. She 
joins sisters Katie and Lauren and 
brother Daniel 

Christopher L. Palmer '83. a senior 
programmer analyst, received the 
PIT Educators Mutual Life Insurance 
Company employee of the year 
Iducators Excellence award. 



Barbara H. Weaver '83 is a proba- 
tion officer for the State of Colorado, 
20th judicial district, in Boulder. 

Jan Smith Beppler '84 recently 
transferred from ICI to the emergency 
room at Good Samaritan Hospital, 
Lebanon, Pa. She is also a school 
nurse for the Lebanon Christian 
\cademy and teaches classes for the 
American Heart Association. American 
Red Cross and the American Cancer 
Society. 

Louise A. Burchill '84 relocated to 
Baltimore. Md. and is the assistant con- 
troller at the Baltimore Country Club. 

David M. Frye '84 is working on 
completing his master of arts in com- 
munications and is assistant to the 
president at Martin Luther Home 
Society. Inc., Lincoln, Neb., where he 
manages corporate communications, 
including production of print, video, 
and digital media. He is engaged to 
Anne Stahla and has one son: 
Benjamin 

Holly Hanawalt Gainor '84 and her 

husband, Ray. welcomed son Noah on 
June s, 1998. They have two other 
children Emma and David 



Amy J. Hostetler '84 is the science 
writer/columnist tor the Richmond 
Times-Dispatch She worked for The 
Associated Press for nine years, most 
recently as night editor in the \P 's 
Atlanta bureau and prev iously covered 
the Center for Disease Control and 
Prevention. 

Jean L. Krieg Kriegh '84 and her 
husband, Herbert A. Kriegh '8". 
president of Pella Corporation, 

Rockford, the distributor ot Pella win- 
dows covering 13 counties in north- 
western Illinois, have two children: 
Carolyn and Herbert III 

James M. Ross '84 is senior materials 
analvst for AMP Inc., Harrisburg I'.i 
He is also a security guard for 
Interstate Hotels. He and his wife. Lisa, 
have two children Matthew and ( aithn 

Daphne Simeonoff '8-1 is a case- 
worker at the I nion County Children 
and Youth Sen ices. Lewisburg, Pa 
She has three children: Hannah, 
kathryn and Natasha. 

David G. Twamley '84 is general 
manager of Southern Container 
Corporation, Long Island. NY He and 
his wife, Teresa L. Twamley '84 

reside in Princeton Junction. N.J. and 
have two children Kellv and David 



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Darryl Adler '85 is a senior business 
analyst for Penn Mutual Life 
Insurance Co.. Horsham. Pa. He and 
his wife, Dawn, have three children: 
Danielle, Derek and Duane. 

Douglas Paul Rauch '85 is employed 
by Baskin, Leisawitz, and 
Abramowitch. He is an active member 
of the .American. Pennsylvania and 
Berks Count) Bar .Associations, the 
National .Association of Bond Lawyers 
and the Pennsylvania Association of 
Bond Lawyers. He is admitted to prac- 
tice before the Supreme Court of the 
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and 
the United States District Court of the 
Eastern District of Pennsylvania. 

Leonard E. Whitfordjr. '85 is presi- 
dent of L.E. Whitford Co.. Inc.. 
Hartford, Conn, and has been accepted 
by the National Registry of Who's Who 
as a life member, in recognition of his 
exemplary service to community and 
profession. He and his wife, Denise 
Mastovich \Shitford '86. assistant 
treasurer of Savings Bank of 
Manchester, South Windsor, Conn., 
have two children: Sayre and Mattea. 

Christopher B. Enck '86 is a law 
clerk for the Commonwealth ot 
Pennsylvania. His wife, Betty 
McLaughlin Enck '86. is a music 
teacher in the West Shore School 
District. Harrisburg, Pa. 

Holly Smith Flanders '86 is director 
of dining services for the wood 
Company, Allentown, Pa. 

Kent D. Henry '86 is a project man- 
ager with In-Situ, Inc., Laramie, Wyo. 
He and his wife, Patty, have three 
sons: Joshua, Jonah and Christopher. 

Keith Hurst '86 is an actuary for 
Andesa TPA, Inc., Allentown, Pa. 

Deborah Ann Howard Paulson '86 

is a programmer/analyst for AT&T, 
Somerset, N.J. 

Jean Zimmerman Scott '86 is a sen- 
ior physical therapist at the Kessler 
Institute for Rehabilitation, West 
Orange, N.J. She and her husband. 
Joseph, have two children: Catherine 
and Robert. 

Julie A. Sealander '86. a 1997 gradu- 
ate of Temple University School of 
Law, is a deputy attorney general with 
the New Jersey State Attorney 
General's office. Division of Political 
Corruption and Antitrust. She is also 
involved with several international 
children's rights organizations and lives 
in Havertown, N.J. with her son, Ethan. 

Melody L. Siegrist '86, finance offi- 
cer for the City of York, Pa., is expect- 
ing her first child in November 1998. 

Martha S. Sipe '86 graduated from 
Lutheran Theological Seminary, 
Germantown, Pa„ May 1998. 

Julie Farris Valentine '86 and her 

husband, Kevin, welcomed a son, 
Gunnar Eric, on July 7, 1997. They 
also have a daughter. Bethany. 




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Spreading The Word 

Latin Americans can now read John Wesley in Spanish, 

thanks to Professor Emeritus Elbert Wethington. 

By Nancy Fitzgerald 

On April 2, 1739, John Wesley, part-time parish priest and fellow at Lincoln College in 
Oxford, defied tradition and went out into the fields outside London to preach the Gospel. 
It was a major breach of protocol that was ill received by the Church of England hierarchy. 
Wesley, after all, had received an extraordinary ordination and wasn't permitted to preach 
just anywhere, and proper Anglicans, in any event, were expected to confine their preaching 
to Sunday morning services inside a church. But almost a year before that April afternoon, 
Wesley had experienced a religious conversion that shook up his faith and restored his 
courage, so that he felt he had little choice but to share his vision of "perfect love" with any- 
body who would listen. "The world," he liked to say, "is my parish." 

A loyal member of the Church of England — the son, even, of the rector of a small parish 
church in Lincolnshire — Wesley never intended to do anything more than share his enthusi- 
asm and rekindle the faith of his listeners. But his popularity spread like wildfire in London 
and the provinces, taking an especiaUy strong hold among miners in Wales. John, and his 
brother Charles, who composed thousands of hymns, traveled to America, where the first 
official Methodist church was established in 1784 in Baltimore — up to that point, Wesley's 
followers were encouraged to attend their regular parish churches while attending Methodist 
chapel services during the week. 

Wesley devoted the rest of his life to his ministry, riding from town to town on horseback 
and preaching some 40,000 sermons, all the while tending to the needs of the sick and the 
industrial poor — he established hospitals, orphanages, and even credit unions. He also put 
a special emphasis on education, helping the poor attain literacy and setting up schools and 
colleges — in the United States today there are more colleges affiliated with the Methodist 
Church than with any other religious denomination. 

But what John Wesley seemed to do most was write — from collections of his sermons, to 
"Appeals to Men of Reason and Religion," his defense of his faith, to a book called Primitive 
Physic, a home health manual that spelled out the remedies of the day. He also wrote curric- 
ula for the schools he established, which included basic grammars of several languages. 

"John Wesley developed a complete Christian library, a collection of literature for the 
needs of the parish priest," explains Dr. Elbert Wethington, Lebanon Valley professor emeri- 
tus of religion. "He was an active scholar, very good in languages, and a one-man theological 
seminary." 

For the past nine years, Wethington, who taught religion and philosophy at LVC from 1963 
to 1983, has taken the writings of John Wesley and made them his own labor of love. 
Although there are more than half a million Methodists in Latin America, very few of the 
writings of John Wesley are available in Spanish. So Wethington and several members of his 
family have committed their own financial resources, forming the nonprofit Wesley Heritage 
Foundation dedicated to the task of translating Wesley's works into Spanish. 

Wethington became aware of the need for Spanish translations when his son Mark adopted 
a child in Peru some 16 years ago. "I became acquainted with some of the Methodist officials 
in Peru at that time," Wethington explains, "and they asked for help in building up their 
library. When I asked them about their needs, I discovered that almost none of Wesley's writ- 
ings were available in the Spanish language." 

So the Wethingtons took on the challenge wholeheartedly, as a way to pass Wesley's spiri- 
tual guidance on to new generations of believers, and to help Methodists in Latin America 
establish a stronger sense of identity. Top-notch translators were hired, and Wethington him- 
self took on the arduous task of administering and financing the publishing of the 14 vol- 
umes, whose costs ran to $20,000 each. 

"There is a tremendous hunger for Christian literature in Latin America," says Wethington, 
who will be providing some books without charge to struggling churches. The annotated 
volumes, the last of which will be published this fall, make Wesley's faith come alive for 
twenty-first-century Hispanic readers. 

"It hasn't always been easy," Wethington says of the nearly decade-long job. "But recent 
support from the division of ordained ministry and moral support from the Methodist board 
of discipleship have been heartening. Wesley was one of the great Christian minds and lead- 
ers, and we felt we had to do what we were doing." 

Nancy Fitzgerald is a Cleona-based freelancer who also writes for national education 
and consumer publications. 



John M. Woods '86 became an 

ordained minister of die Evangelical 
Lutheran Church of America at the 
Church of the Abiding Presence, 
Lutheran Theological Seminary, 
Gettysburg, Pa. on June 13, 1998. He 
has been called to be pastor of St. Paul 
Lutheran Church in Altamont. III. 

Patrick A. Zlogar '86 and his wife. 
Cindy, live in Saratoga, N.Y. with their 
three children: Kimberly, Drew and 
Jordan. 

Kristi E. Cheney '87 is senior social 
worker in the critical care unit at 
Deborah Heart & Lung Center. Browns 
Mills. N.J, In her spare time, she 
enjoys singing with the Anna Crusis 
Women's Choir. Philadelphia. Pa. 
Established in ITS, it is the nation's 
oldest feminist choir. Her husband. 
Han! H. Paulson '90. is an audio 
technician lor Washington 
Professional Systems based in ML 
Laurel, N.J. and Wheaton, Md In his 
spare time, he performs on the key- 
board in area high school and com- 
munity theater productions. 

Susan E. W alter Gable '87 is senior 
accountant for GPU Energy, 

Parsippany, N.J. She has two sons: 
Steven and Mark 

Lisa Gentile Helock 'S" 7 and her bus 
band, lames, welcomed son Kevin 
Joseph on May 28, 1998. They also 
have a son, Christopher James. 

Eve l.tndemuth '87 won third place 
nationally for writing an essay in 
French for the Alliance Francaise com- 
petition for adult advanced students of 
French. She married Reynald Bodeux 
in Bar-le-Dtic, France on April 2s. 
1998. They live in Denver, Colo. To see 
wedding photos visit 
http://www mind.spring.com/-lin- 
bod/home.htm. 

Dr. Joseph C. Pennington '87 is 

completing his cardiology fellowship 
with subspecialty training in cardiac 
electrophysiology at Allegheny 
(niversity of the Health Sciences/MCP 
and Hahnemann Divisions. His wife, 
Terri Grant Pennington '87, is 
chairman of the plants section of the 
annual Wilmington Flower Market, 
which raises hinds for local children's 
charities in Delaware. They have two 
children: 1). Thomas and Zachary 
Isaiah. 

Ingrid B. Peterson '87 received her 
certification in EMH (Educable 
Mental!) Handicapped) from 
National-Louis [niversity in June 
1998. She leaches at Gibson 
Elementary School, Gibsonton. Fla. 

Dr. Timothy C. Stoner '87 is a 
research scientist in the Center for 
Advanced Thin-Film Technology, 
department of physics, at the State 
University of New York at Albany 

Margaret M. Springer I minimis '87 
received a Certified Employee Benefits 
Specialist designation by the 
International Foundation of Employee 
Benefits Plans and the Wharton School 
of the University of Pennsylvania. She 
and her husband, Dan, have two chil- 
dren: Caleb and Sarah 



l.e Roy G. Whitehead Jr. '87 is assis- 
tant high school principal in the 
Oxford Area School District, (More!, 
Pa. He and his wife. Cheryl A. 
Stolt/.fus Whitehead '88. a home- 
maker, have two children: Megan 
Theresa and Sarah Corinne. 

Nanette L. Hanshaw '88 joined the 
Valley Animal Hospital. Palmyra, Pa 
after graduating from the North 
Carolina State Veterinary School in 
May 1998. 

Mildred A. llohl '88 is a mental 
health therapist for Midwestern 
Mental Health, Norwood, Colo 

Pamela J. Johnson '88 is the health 
management unit manager tor Health 
Partners, Philadelphia. Pa. 

Monica L. I.omax '88, a technical 
recruiter for Global Commerce & 
Information, welcomed daughter 
Megan on December 29, 1997. 

Deborah I. HI lough '88 is in-house 
counsel and safety director for Gill 
Rock Drill Co., Inc.. Lebanon, Pa. She 
and her husband, Michael, have two 
children: Megan Joan and Mitchell 
lames. 



Patrick J. Miorin '88 is a CPA/associ- 
ate with Smoker, Smith X Associates. 
Hersbev, Pa. He and his wile, l.ii.inn 
have two children: Christopher and 
Elizabeth. 

Kim Daubert Kismiller '88 and her 
husband. Eric R. Kismiller '93. wel- 
comed Julia Leigh, on October 6, 1997. 
They also have a daughter. Morgan 
Elaine. 

J. Michael Steckman '88 and his 
wife. Amber llegi Steckman '92, 
welcomed daughter Laurel .Ann on 
March 13, 1998. 

David I). Andrews '89, U.S. Army, 
and his wife, Angela, welcomed son 
Richard Colin on December lb. 1997 
They also have a daughter, \nnalic 
Lorraine. 

William Caraballo Jr. '89 is pastor il 
Immanuel Spanish United Methodist 
Church, Harrisburg, Pa. 

Dr. R. Jason llerr '89, senior chemist 
at Albany Molecular Research. Inc., 
Albany, N.Y.. and Beth Zalinger, a 
social worker for Parsons Child and 
Familv Center, were married on June 
20. 1998 in J B. Thatcher State Park. 
Albany 



Andrew R. Hower '89, a computer 
consultant for ISC, and his wife, 
Christine Richmond Hower '89. 
welcomed son Seth Christopher on 
\pnl 2b. 199S. They also have a son. 
Brett 



Well be 
calling soon 



It's Phonathon time! 
Through the end of November, 
students will be calling to ask 
for your pledge of support 
to the Annual Fund. 



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Last year, 
student callers 
reached out to more 
than 6,500 alumni, 
parents and friends. They 
passed along news of the Valley, 
answered questions, recorded 
changes of address and phone number, 
relayed messages to favorite professors 
and logged $171,239 in pledges. 

When they call this year, 
BE LVC PROUD and lend 
them an ear. 



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NEW S 



Marjorie Karly \rnold '90 and her 

husband. Jon. welcomed son Cobie 
Joseph on January 9. 199". 

Sharon Boeshore Bennett '90 and 

her husband, Robert, welcomed son 
Daniel Mien on June 10, 1998 .They 
also have a son, Vdam Robert 

Neil I). Biser '90 is in his second year 
as a podiatry resident at the \ \ 
Medical Center. Lebanon. Pa 

Tina L. Clymer '90 was promoted to 
director of Children's and Adolescent 
Services for the counties of Carbon. 
Monroe and Pike mental health/men- 
tal retardation sen ices. 

Suzanne Bolinsky Fortna '90 and 
her husband Carl H. Fortna '91. wel- 
comed son Carl Jr. on \ugust 31, 1997 
They also have a daughter. Sarah. 

Andrew R. Holbert '90 and Michelle 
Sanderson were married on May 9. loos 
in the Enola (Pa.) First Church of God. 

Mechelle Thomas McNaughton '90 

is a pharmacy technician for Merck- 
Medco R.\ Services, Mechanicsburg, 
Pa. She and her husband. Ryan, live 
in Shermans Dale. Pa. 

Connie I.. Pxle '90 received her M.S. 
in clinical psychology from Millersville 
f niversity. She is a therapist at the 
Children's Home of York. Pa. 

Bradley A. Rinehimer '90 and his 
wife, Nancy Lex Rinehimer '93. have 
a son, Joshua .Mien. 

Robert G. Sherman '90 has been 
promoted to manager ot technology 
and employee development at Zep 
Manufacturing Co.. an international 
specialty chemical manufacturer 
based in \tlanta, (la., alter completing 
his M.S. degree in Management of 
Technology at Georgia Tech in 
January 1998. He is responsible for 
acquiring and installing the latest 
technology and training techniques 
for the technical sen ice chemists, 
designing new operating systems and 
software, and providing technical 
assistance to the company s facilities 
around the world. He and his wife. Dr. 
Melanie Fleek Sherman '90. who is 
continuing her postdoctoral work in 
the department of pathology at Emorj 
University, live in Stone Mountain. Ga. 

Jeanne E. Adams '91 received a kid- 
nev transplant at the Hersbev Medical 
Center on March I", 1998. Her moth- 
er, Carol, was the donor. 



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Man Beth Ziegenfuss Baringer '91. 

dementia care manager/social worker 
for Pine Run Health Center in 
Doylestown, Pa., and her husband, 
Richard, recently purchased a 105- 
year old home in Blooming Glen. Pa. 

Michelle Simpson Connor '91 and 

her husband. Joseph, welcomed a son, 
Noah, on June 21. 1997. They also 
have a son, Adam. 

Jean-Paul Duvall '91 and Jennifer 
Ann Plant?, were married on March 21, 
1998 in the Emmanuel United 
Methodist Church. Enola. Pa. 

Mark Evans '91. classified advertis- 
ing manager with the Trentonian, 
Trenton. N.J.. and Annette Marie 
Weaver were married on June 27. 1998 
in Trinity United Church of Christ, 
Palmyra, Pa. 

Carl R. Kalbach '91 is a skilled 
machine operator for Hershey 
Chocolate USA-West. Hershey plant. 
He and his wife, Wendy, have two chil- 
dren: Dalton Carl and Jacob William. 

lora Bopp Kenvin '91 and her hus- 
band. Joe, welcomed daughter Karolyn 
Marie on January 10. 1198. They also 
have two sons: Joseph and Jack. 

Chad L. McNaughton '91, trans- 
portation operations manager for 
Richfood, Harrisburg, Pa., is engaged 
to M. Eileen Williams of 
Downingtown. Pa. A June 19, 1999 
wedding is being planned. 

Steven R. Shepley '91 is a customer 
service representative for United 
Airlines at Harrisburg International 
Airport, Middletown, Pa. 

Leslie A. Strauss '91 is project coor- 
dinator for Majek Fire Protection, Inc., 
Annville, Pa. She has a daughter, 
Brianna. 

Brian D. Wassell '91, CPA account 
administrator at Trout. Ebersole & 
Groff. LLP CPAs. Lancaster, Pa., and 
Colleen W atkins were married on 
November8, 119". 

Michelle Brailsford Ambrose '92 

lias r< ceived an internship with the 
I'nited States Mr Force. She will enter 
the sen ice as a captain and train at 
W right-Patterson AFB. Ohio. She is a 
graduate student and will receive a 
doctorate in clinical psychology. 

Julie L. Barbush '92, co-owner of 
Barbush Rentals Inc., Harrisburg, Pa., 
and her husband. John M. Patterson, 
will welcome their first child in 
September 1998. 

Byron E. Brought '92. pastor of 
Memorial CMC, Silver Spring. Md.. 
was ordained an elder in the United 
Methodist Church in June 1998 at the 
Washington National Cathedral. He 
and his wife, Kristen Webster 
Brought '93. a private piano instruc- 
tor, are expecting their first child in 
December 1998. They live in Silver 
Spring, Md. 




Interest In History 

Generates Her 

First Book 



By Cristal Renzo '93 

If variety is the spice of life, it's also a ticket to a journey 
whose destination is always a surprise. Consider Jennifer 
Bowen-Frantz '81. She started out as an elementary educa- 
tion major, but hasn't been afraid to take some detours and 
side trips — and to savor all her stops along the way. 

Heading back home to Orwigsburg, Pa. after graduation, 
she taught with the Diocese of Allentown and the Pine 
Grove School District for several years. And it didn't take 
her long to realize the impact that her alma mater would 
have on her life. 

"At LVC, I was allowed and encouraged to explore many 
avenues of interest, which nurtured my eclectic personality," 
she says. "The feeling of freedom allowed me to pull from 
many different areas and adapt today to life's changes." 

It also encouraged her to explore other tasks at Pine 
Grove, where she taught, acted as a public relations repre- 
sentative and helped design programming for at-risk chil- 
dren. And her ability to wear different hats eventually 
brought her to Blue Mountain School District, where she 
was recruited to direct the enrichment program for gifted 
students, developing programming and maintaining state 
regulations. 

Bowen-Frantz took on another challenge when she discov- 
ered that her hometown — the first seat of government in 
Schuylkill County and a center of 19th-century traffic on the 
nearby canal — didn't have its own historical society. So, 
she jumped in and started one on her own. 

"History has always been a hobby of mine," she says, 
"and five years ago I started the Orwigsburg Historical 
Society. There are many historical societies, like the 
Northern Berks-Southern Schuylkill County Historical 
Society, but none of them focuses on Orwigsburg, and I real- 
ized that there were many transplanted residents with chil- 
dren who knew nothing about the community. I wanted to 
create a place where we could educate and instill a sense of 
belonging." 

That sense of belonging to her community inspired her 
first book, Images of America: Southern Schuylkill County. 
Rich with photographs chronicling the early years of 
Orwigsburg from the early 1800s through the 1940s, the 
book details the culture, industry and citizens that make up 
Orwigsburg's heritage. Writing the book was a year-long 
labor of love, and Bowen-Frantz admits that her greatest sat- 
isfaction comes when people stop her on the street to 
express their appreciation. 

What's the next stop on Bowen-Frantz's journey? She can't 
say for sure, but it's a safe bet that whatever path she takes, 
the sense of discovery — and the search for variety to spice 
up her life — will be half the fun. 



Dawn Hickman Connelly '92 and 
her husband, Craig C. Connelly '94, 

welcomed son Cole Christian on 
March 30, 1998. 

Gregory A. High '92 is director of 
development for High Hotels. Ltd., 
Lancaster, Pa. He and his wife, April, 
have two children: Lindsay and Austin. 

Rebecca Kendrick '92 is clinical 
research coordinator for cancer and 
endovascular brachytherapy at Scripps 
Clinic, Lajolla, Calif. Working toward 
her B.S.N, in her spare time, she and 
her husband. Michael Kendrick '92. 
live in La Mesa. Calif. 

Cynthia Schul Lange '92 is cash 
manager for Mercantile Stores Co. 
Inc., Fairfield, Ohio. 

Katherine Shenk Morrison '92, M'93 

is vice president/human resource 
manager for College Hill Poultry, 
Fredericksburg, Pa. She and her hus- 
band, Eric, welcomed son Gregory Eric 
on January 23, 1998. They also have a 
daughter, Emily. 

Molly J. Rasmussen '92, a foreign 
language teacher at Monson 
Junior/Senior High School in 
Massachusetts, recently won an award 
while directing a play for a regional 
theater competition. 

Thomas A. Rhoads '92, a graduate 
student/economics instructor at the 
University of Wyoming, and his wife, 
Melissa, welcomed daughter Katelyn 
Amanda on October 25, 1997. 

Kyle A. Sergott '92 is in-store man- 
ager at the Sovereign Bank, Reading, 
Pa. He and his wife. Suzanne, have 
one child, Kalin. 

Amy Daugherty Setlock '92 and her 
husband. Bohdan F. Setlock '93. are 

part owners/manager and general 
manager of Cabot. Ltd.'s Milton Motel 
and Spinner's Inn. Hershey. Pa. They 
have a son, Caleb Ronald. 

Patricia J. Shatto '92 is a family 
preservation social worker for Manito. 
Inc.. York. Pa. 

Kevin J. Sutovich '92 has completed 
his Ph.D. work in chemistry at Penn 
State University and has accepted a 
position with W . R. Grace & Co., 
Columbia, Md. 

Stephen A. Teitelman '92 is an 

emergency room RN at Our Lady of 
Lourdes Hospital, Cooper Hospital and 
Kennedy Hospital. He is the president 
of the southern chapter of the 
Emergency Nurses Association and 
will begin a master's degree program 
in nursing. He resides in New Jersey. 

Irene B. Villanueva '92, a home- 
maker, and her husband, Steve, wel- 
comed daughter Elizabeth on 
November 2, 1997. They have two 
other children: Miriam and .Angela. 



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Leanne Stansfield Walls '92 is 
owner of Kill/. Quarterz Child Care 
Center, with three locations in 
l.emovne, Pa. She and her husband, 
John, have two children: Taylor and 
Shaylynn. 

Stacey Straub W argins '92. a 

teacher in the Northern Lebanon 
School District. Fredericksburg, Pa., 
and her husband. John \S argins '91. 
sales representative for Knoll 
Pharmaceutical Co.. are expecting 
their first child in November 1998. 

Robert L. Wolfgang III '92 and his 

wife. F.rika, have one child. Morgan, 
born on March 2", 1997. 

Danielle Fetters Voder '92 and her 

husband. David, welcomed daughter 
Malarie Skye on May 20, 1998. 

Kristie A. Zangari '92 is a physician 
resident at Community General 
Hospital. Harrisburg, Pa. 

Douglas M. Zook '92, in his fourth 
year teaching at Perrvville High 
School, Md., is listed in the 1998 edi- 
tion of Who's Who Among America's 
Teachers. He and bis wife, Jayne, wel- 
comed their first child, Emily, on 
January 17, 1998. 

Lisa Barlet '93. an elementary 
teacher in the Lebanon School 
District, and \\ ill l.askv were married 
on March IS. 199" in Miller Chapel. 
They live in West Lawn, Pa. 

Roger H. Beitel Jr. '93 is a teacher in 
the North Star School District, 
Boswell. Pa. 

Charles Bloss '93 is an associate of 
the Society of Actuaries and is working 
at Bob Gold and Associates. Chicago. 
III. He and his wife. Kim. live in 
WrigleysvUle, 111 

Mark S. Dimick '93 earned an MA 
in English from Millersville University 
and is director of music at Salem 
Lutheran Church, Lebanon, Pa. 

l.ori Folk-Barron '9.3 is completing 
her clinical psychology predoctoral 
internship with a neuropsychology 
specialty track, at the West Haven \ A 
in Connecticut. 

Jennifer llanshaw Hackett '93 is a 

developmental editor with Chemical 
Education Resources, Palmyra. Pa. 
Her husband. Sean P. Hackett '93. is 
a choral music teacher at Conrad 
Weiser High School. Robesonia, and 
will complete a master of vocal per- 
formance degree at West Chester 
University in December 1998, They 
welcomed a daughter, Morgan 
Jennifer, on June 2s, 199". 

Stephen M. Hand '93. working on 
his master's degree in business admin- 
istration at Wayne State University, is 
a human resources supervisor for 
United Technologies Automotive at the 
company's headquarters in Dearborn, 
Mich 

Amy Brashear Kirkner '93. a physi- 
cal therapist at Good Shepherd Home 



in Allentovvn, Pa., and her husband, 
Erik, welcomed daughter Mackenzie 
Elizabeth in February 1908 

Jeffrey I.. Manning '93 is a sales/use 
tax consultant with Drvden Advisory 
Group, LLP. 

Kelly McGinty '93. a physical thera- 
pist with Mediplex Rehab in Camden, 
N.J., and Scott Quaile were married on 
November Is, 199". 

Jeffrey F. Peter '93 is an engineer for 
St. Onge Co.. York. Pa. He and his 
wife. Debra Peter '97, live in 
Elizabethtown, Pa. 

Cristal L. Renzo '93 earned an MA 
in English from West Chester 
I niversity in December 199". She is 
currently teaching English 
Communications at LVC and English 
Composition 1 at the Lebanon campus 
of Harrisburg Area Community 
College. She is also a contributing 
writer for The Valley, and is the 
Newspapers in Education coordinator 
of Lebanon County for the Lebanon 
Daily News. 

Laura Etzweiler Stone '93 is coach 
for the customer support teams at 
Warner-Lambert Co., Lititz, Pa. She 
and her husband, Gary, live in 
Lebanon 



Mountain High School, were married 
on October 11. 1997. They live in 
Halifax, Pa. 

Fori Watson Wright '93 is an admin- 
istrative secretary at the I niversity of 
North Carolina-Greensboro. 

Tamela I. Bieber '94 is a caseworker 
for Dauphin County Social Services for 
Children and Youth. Harrisburg. Pa. 

Captain Jennifer I. Bower '94 

returned from Bosnia in May 199" to 
attend the combined logistics officers' 
advanced course at the Army Logistics 
Management College, Ft. Lee. Va. In 
June 1998, she was promoted to cap- 
tain and began her assignment in 
Korea. 

Michelle Cunningham '94 is direc- 
tor of marketing lor the Colorado 
Renaissance Festival in Castle Rock. 

Jennifer Reeder Decker '94 and her 

husband. Donnie. welcomed daughter 
Morgan Alisabeth on March 10, 1998. 

Denise E. Emery '94 is a cardiovas- 
cular technologist at Easton Hospital. 
Easton, Pa. 

Andrea L. Eppley '94. an electronic 
prepress specialist tor Cadmus Journal 
Services in Akron, Pa., is engaged to 
be married on October 3. 1998. 




A group of alums, faculty, staff ami spouses enjoyed a tour of the British 
Isles in June. (Back row l-r) Jean Martin, Charles Martin '64, Andy Phipps 
'95. Jeanette Wetzel, Dean Wetzel 61. Polly Reinbart 57, Tom Reinhart 58 
(middle row l-r) Judy Phipps, Larry Jones '56, Georgianna Jones 57, 
Gordon Arnold (front row l-r) nomas Seals, Anne Seals '96, Joyce Seals, 
Lindsay Arnold, Nancy Zimmerman, Shirley Hockley SO and 
Sharon Arnold, sociology professor who led the tour. 



Ryan H. Tweedie '93 is vice president 
oiHRSoft, Inc.. Morristown, N.J. 

Rebecca Gahres Witherite M'93 was 

promoted to vice president, commer- 
cial loan officer at Fanners Trust Bank 
(now Lebanon \ alley Farmers Bank) 
in January 1998. She and her hus- 
band, Dean, welcomed a son. Andrew 
Nathan, on September Is, 199". 

David \S right '93. a high school 
teacher in the Millersburg School 
District, and Greta Snyder '97, the 
marching band director for Line 



Melissa A. FTeegal '94 is attending 
graduate school at the University ot 
Florida to obtain a Ph.D. in 
Biomedical Sciences. 

Rania Gaitanis '94, a biology teacher 
at Hemptield High School. Landisville. 
Pa., and Timothy Svveigert '94, con- 
troller for Purcell Construction Co., 
Denver, Pa., were married May 2s. 
199" and reside in Adamstown. Pa. 

Michael J. Kitchen '94 was elected 
for a four-year term to the Lebanon 
City Council. Lebanon. Pa. 



Nathan G. Mains '94 has been 
named director of communications for 
the Pennsylvania Bankers Association, 

which represents the industry at state 
and federal government levels 

Bradley I). Newcomer '94 and his 
wife. Amy Fuelleborn Newcomer 
'94, welcomed a son. Gavin James, on 
April 12, 1998 Brad recently received 
aJ.D. degree from Widener I niversity 
School of Law. He is an attorney with 
the Perkasie, Pa. law firm of Roeger, 
Walker, Cassel, and Holko. 

Nick (). Rowe '94 is vice president of 
operations at the Kentucky American 
Water Co., Lexington. He and his wife. 
Tyra, have two children: Dominique 
and Ebony. 

Lynn M. Sosnoskie '94 is m her third 
year of research in plant pathology as 
she pursues a master's degree at the 
University of Delaware. 

Catherine Crissman Sullivan '94 

has accepted a position at the 
I niversity of Pennsylvania in their 
annual giving program, the Penn 
Fund. 

Christine Walther '94 is member- 
ship club assistant at the Club at 
Winston Trails. Lake Worth. Fla. 

Keith M. Adams '95 is a sales repre- 
sentative for Dura Pharmaceuticals, 
San Diego. Calif. 

Melissa M. Anderson '95 received an 
MBA in marketing from St. Joseph's 
University in May of 199" and is 
employed as a strategy analyst at the 
Philadelphia world headquarters ot 
Rosenbluth International, the 
world's third largest travel 
management company 

Peter F. Bauer '95 received the 1998 
New Jersey Governor's Teacher of the 
Year Award for Pompton Lake High 
School where he teaches instrumental 
music, vocal music, music theorv and 
music appreciation Based solely on 
student recommendations, he was also 
recognized as a "Golden Apple 
Teacher'' hy a regional newspaper 

Tara A. Bennecoff '95 and Ryan M. 
Diehl '95 were married on September 
13, 199". 

Amy Stanson Bucks '95 and her 
husband, lason. welcomed daughter 
Elizabeth Susan on March 21. 1998. 

Matthew S. Campbell 1 '5 received 
his master's degree in education from 
Shippensburg University in December 
199". He is employed by Milton 
Hershey Schools as a psychotherapist 
and lives in Hummelstown. Pa. 

Crystal B. I row tuner '95 is a treat- 
ment specialist at Dauphin County 
Prison. Harrisburg. Pa. 

Ross A. DeNisco '95 is a senior ana- 
lyst for Warner Lambert Co., Lititz. Pa. 



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Michael J. Eshleman Jr. '95 is proj- 
ect manager/superintendent for 
Pancoast & Clifford. Inc., a multimil- 
lion dollar commercial construction 
company b:ised in West Chester. Pa. 

Rhonnda Beuchat Giovino '95 is a 

credit analyst for CoreStates Bank. 
Lebanon. Pa. She and her husband, 
William A. Giovino '88. have one 
daughter. Antonia Lin. 

Rent E. Heberlig '95 and Jasmine 
Reber were married on February 1-t, 
1998. 

Michelle Hoke Heffner '95 is a 

social sen ice caseworker for the 
County of Lebanon (Pa.) at Cedar 
Haven Nursing Home. 

Deborah S. Heidlauf '95 is director 
of corporate sales for the Hotel 
Brunswick. Lancaster, Pa. 

Lisa Litzenberger Hollowbush '95 is 

a paralegal lor Bucci & Associates, 
P.C. in Reading, Pa. 

Kimberly Katcavage '95 and Deric 
Wertz '96 were married on New 
Year's Eve 199". They live in Bath. 
N.Y., where Deric is district executive 
for the Boy Scouts of .America. 

Cynthia L. Lerch '95 is business 
coordinator for the department of sur- 
gery at Thomas Jefferson University. 

Gregory P. Lieberman '95 was pro- 
moted to assistant manager of the 
Harrisburg branch of Commercial 
Credit Corporation. 

Scott A. Maier '95 is an assistant golf 
professional at the Citrus Course in 
the La Quinta Resort and Club, Calif., 
home of the Senior PGA Tour event, 
the Lexus Challenge. 

Joan Ortiz Meisenhelter '95, major 
accounts-Latin America and academ- 
ics-account specialist for Bently 
Systems, Inc., and her husband. 
Robert Meisenhelter '95, have a 
daughter, Hayley Lorraine. 

Rachel Merritt '95 works for the 
education department at the Mark 
Twain House Museum, Hartford, Conn. 

Daniel R. Never '95 is a forensic sci- 
entist 2 in the serology unit at the 
Pennsylvania State Police Bethlehem 
Regional Laboratory. 

Vicki Landis Reese '95 is an execu- 
tive associate with Warner-Lambert 
Co., Lititz, Pa. 

Julie L. Schirmer '95. a teacher in 
the Lebanon School District, and Craig 
Lee Campbell were married on 
November 15, 1997 at Bethany United 
Methodist Church, Lebanon, Pa. 

John A. Snyder '95 is attending semi- 
nary to enter the ministry full time. 

William G. Sones '95 is regional 
business manager for Mallincrodt, 
Inc., St. Louis. Mo. He and his wife. 
Sharon, have a son. Matthew. 




See Her At The Movies 



By Robert J. Smith 

It's a common theme, almost like a scene from a movie — 
a small-town girl leaves her town behind to pursue her 
dreams in the big city. Only Paula Sutor '90 is living out 
that dream, in the City by the Bay. 

"I'd always wanted to live in California, but I had thought 
of Los Angeles," says Sutor who, with her husband Scott, 
moved to San Francisco in 1993. "We got here and neither 
one of us had seen the city before. But we absolutely love it 
— it's a fabulous place." 

Sutor's short film, Carrie Fisher Dream Sequence, has 
earned her recognition in independent film circles in the 
Bay Area. The three-minute super 8 film brings to the big 
screen a particularly vivid dream Sutor once had. It is the 
second film released by her provocatively titled production 
company, Angry Young Bunny. She writes, directs, and co- 
produces the films. 

Sutor also works for an audio visual production house in 
San Francisco, is studying film at the City College of San 
Francisco and gaining additional experience in the film 
industry whenever the opportunity arises. In 1997, she 
served as an intern for the PBS documentary "Life Beyond 
Earth," doing research and organizing shoots. 

She hopes her experience will one day pay off. "I'd like to 
do a feature-length film," she explains, "preferably some- 
thing I've written myself." 

A Palmyra native, Sutor had an interest in film even as an 
adolescent. "I really didn't take it seriously for a long time, 
though" she explains. "When I was in high school, I wanted 
to go to film school, but in my family that wasn't a viable 
option. I got interested in recording technology then and 
enrolled at LVC in the recording technology program." 

After switching majors to English, she found a release for 
her creative energies and also encountered a few interesting 
personalities. English professor Jackie Vivelo "had the most 
positive influence on me," Sutor says. "She was very 
encouraging about my writing." 

Sutor also fondly remembers Dr. John Kearney. "I really 
enjoyed the passion 'with which he taught his subject, partic- 
ularly his Shakespeare class. On Friday he would make us 
get up in class and act out scenes from the plays we were 
reading. It just seemed so absurd, but it was fun." 



Robert Smith is a Palmyra-based freelance writer. 



Jennifer D. Walls '95 is a substitute 
teacher in the Palmyra, Middletown 
and Steelton-Highspire school dis- 
tricts. She also works at Arlington 
Orthopedic Services. 

Thomas Wolfe '95 is employed by 
MCI Communications Corp. in 
McClean, Va. 

Heidi Ruhl Arenas '96 and her hus- 
band, Juan Dario, moved to Bogota, 
Columbia. She is developing a Liver 
Transplant Foundation and her hus- 
band is developing a multi-organ 
transplant program. They have a 
daughter, Victoria Diane. 

Christine J. Bahm '96 is a drug and 
alcohol counselor/case manager for 
the Caron Foundation, Wernersville, 
Pa. She also works for Crisis 
Intervention and volunteers at the 
Sexual Assault Resource and 
Counseling Center of Lebanon County. 
She will marry James Burrus of 
Lebanon, Pa. on September 5, 1998. 

Jack C. Beidler '96 is a social studies 
teacher in the Northern Lebanon 
School District, Pa. 

John D. Brewer '96 is a fifth-grade 
teacher at Port Salerno Elementary 
School in the Martin Count) School 
District. Stuart, Fla. 

Kathy A. Bromer '96 is director of 
marketing for the Tharpe Co., Inc., 
Statesville, N.C. 

Jennifer Davis Coyle '96 is a dental 
hygienist for Dr. Ginger Yandell, DDS, 
Lebanon, Pa. 

David L. Deeds '96 is an operations 
analyst for CNA Insurance Co.. 
Reading, Pa. 

Joseph D. Ditmer '96 is cost 
accounting manager for Kunzler & 
Co., Inc., Lancaster, Pa. 

Suzanne Enterline '96 was promot- 
ed to solutions manager for the Media 
and Entertainment Division of IBM 
Corporation, New York City. 

Kelly L. Fisher '96, an education 
reporter for the Washington Observer, 
Washington, Pa., and Steve McKinney 
were married June 7, 1997 in Miller 
Chapel. They live in Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Troy H. Gregory '96 is a planning 
and logistics specialist for the Pathway 
Group. Chalfont, Pa. 

Stephen E. Halasa '96 is a staff 
accountant for the Loewen Group, 
Trevose, Pa. 

Emily B. Hall '96 is in her second 
year of seminary at the Methodist 
theological School, Ohio. She was 
elected Campus Council President and 
has been awarded the I'nited 
Methodist Scholarship for die next year. 

Jennifer L. Hot/man '96 received a 
master of science in communications 
from Shippensburg University in 
December 1997. She is the assistant 
annual fund director for the 
Shippensburg University Foundation. 



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Alexandra Hummer '96. an admin- 
istrator/junior recruiter at Prism 
Consulting, King of Prussia, Pa., and 
her husband John M. Black '97, a 
sales assistant/web administrator lor 
Robert Half International. King of 
Prussia and a choir director at a 
church in Wilmington. Del., welcomed 
son Kvyn Alexander on June 20, 1998. 
The) li\e in Pottstown, Pa. 

Kric R. Huyett '96 is an engineer for 
HUH Systems. He and his wife, Juanita, 
live in Julian, Pa. and have one child. 
Cody. ' 

Andrew M. kepple '96. the director 
of music at Alpha Lutheran Church. 
Turtle Creek, Pa. and a guitar instruc- 
tor, and Trisha W incman were mar- 
ried on July 25, 1998. 

Donald J. Klunk '96 and Lynne 

Morrell '96 were married on July 2S. 
1998. In November 199", he passed 
the Certified Public Accountant exam 
and is an auditor for Arthur Anderson. 
Philadelphia. She is a K-8 general 
music teacher at Mayfair Elementary 
School in the Philadelphia School 
District. 

Charles F. light Jr. '96 is an associ- 
ate research analyst for Hershey 
Chocolate USA, Hershey, Pa. He and 
his wife. Patti. have three children 
Lauren, Brandon and Morgan 

Rebecca S. Loeb '96 and Gerald S. 
Bair were married on August 30, 1997. 

Raymond A. Matty '96 is a senior 
accountant for AMP. Inc.. Harrisburg, 
Pa. 

Donald Eugene McCrone '96 is a 

teacher in the Susquehanna Township 
School District. Pa. 

James Robert McNeal '96 is a fifth- 
grade teacher at Henry llouck 
Elementary School, Lebanon, Pa. He 
and bis wife. Robin, welcomed son 
Trevor James on April 6, 1998. They 
also have another son. Steven 

Ronald T. Miller '96 is computer sys- 
tems engineer for Electronic Data 
Systems, Camp Hill. Pa. 

MelindaJ. Mohr '96 is a radiologic 
technologist and clinical instructor lor 
Lancaster General Health Alliance and 
lives in l.ititz. Pa. 

Laurence W. Moore '96 received a 
master of music performance degree 
from Penn State University. 

Sharon L. Murray '96. a teacher in 
the Eastern Lancaster County School 
District, and Mark L. Lockvvood were 
married on November 1. 199". They 
live in Narvon, Pa. 

Dominica Pulaski '96 is manager of 
Nine West, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 

Kimberly Sue Romania '96 is a spe- 
cial education mathematics teacher at 
the Nova Center, Inc.. Kansas City, Mo. 

Amy B. Shollenberger '96 completed 
coursework for a master's of technical 
science and communication degree at 




Kl W/\/s< /\(, Seattle alum* enjoyed ili unci togethei in June when Valley 
sports information director Tom Hanrahan, who took this photo, came to 
call. Pictured left to right are deny I). Eisenberger '5.S', Gay Eisenherger, 
Aphrodite Rapp and Dr. R. Robert Rapp tl Dr. A Paul Hemmaplardh '70. 
not pictured, also attended. 



Miami Universit) and is working on 
an internship with the Hamilton 
County Environmental Priorities 
Project in Cincinnati, Ohio 

Tina M. Showers '96 is a physical 
therapist for Nyman Associates, Inc. at 
Roxborough Memorial Hospital, Pa. 
She is engaged to Michael Hoy An 
October 9. 1999 wedding is being 
planned 

Michelle N. Slaybaugh '96 is work- 
ing on postgraduate studies at 
Humholt University, Berlin. Germany 
and is employed at Condat. a software 
house in Berlin. 

James L. Snelbaker '96 is an eighth- 
grade social studies teacher and a 
junior high football coach at West 
York Area Junior High School, York. Pa. 

Trent S. Snider '96 is a Ph.D. candi- 
date in Penn State University's depart- 
ment ol chemistry. 

Jennifer S. Stites '96 is a full-time 
graduate student at Marywood 
University, Scranton, Pa., where she 
will be a graduate assistant for two 
professors in the psychology depart- 
ment for the 1998-99 school year. 

Brian T. Stover '96 is a consultant 
for Information Advantage, Chicago, III 

Robert C. Twining '96 is a junior re- 
search technician at Penn State College 
of Medicine, behavioral science depart- 
ment, Hershey. Pa., where he is con- 
ducting taste research in neuroscience. 

Brian Warner '96. commercial credit 
analyst for Hank of Lancaster County , 
and kimberly McCabe '98, will be 
married in 1999 

Jeremiah L. Wright '96 is program 
coordinator of Lebanon Alter School 
for Philhaven Behavioral Health 
Services. Ml. Gretna, Pa. 

Danielle E. Zimmerman '96 is assis- 
tant branch sales manager for the 
York Bank X Trust Co., Lebanon. Pa 



Bruce R. Zweitzig '96 is a chemist 
for RohMax USA. 

Tenneil Daniels '97 is the coordina- 
tor for alumni development at 
Shippenshurg University, Pa., where 
she is also pursuing her master's 
degree, 

Sarah E. Eckenrode '97 is attending 
the University of Florida as a graduate 
Student in biomedical sciences 

Jennifer Eichelberger '97, member 
ship director for the Lebanon Valley 
Chamber of Commerce, Lebanon, Pa., 
and LeeVon Martin were married on 
October 11, 1997. 

Jackie Flanders '97 is a Spanish 
teacher, ESI. instructor, and cheer- 
leading coach at Eastern York High 
School, Wrightsville. Pa. 

Sherri Hooper Elickinger '97 is 

group supervisor at Magic Years, a 
child-care provider in Hanover, Pa. 
She and her husband. Mike, have a 
daughter. Brittany. 

Dorothy Eyster Flory '97 is a feature 
writer for the magazine section ol the 
Lancaster New Era, Lancaster, Pa. 

Janell Murray Frazier '97 earned 
the Certified Management Accountant 
designation in May 1998. 

l.avinia Garcia '97 is a graduate 
assistant pursuing a master's degree 
in human resources administration at 
the University of Scranton, Pa 

Christopher T. Haak '97 is a human 
resources assistant for the law firm ol 
Dechert Price X Rhoads. 
Philadelphia. Pa. 

Daniel P. Henderson '97. employed 
by Calf \tidio. the primary sound com- 
pany for Cornell University, Ithaca. 
NY., and Rachel Rascoe '98 were 
married on lulv 11. 1 90S in Miller 
Chapel. 



Brenda Haney Ickes '97 is a report- 
ing analyst for Pennsylvania Blue 
Shield, Camp Hill. 

l.ori A. Johnson '97 is an analyst in 
the metabolism department at 
Huntingdon Life Sciences, East 
Millstone. N.J. She has a son. Chandler 
William Sinker 

William T. Kepler '9" is vice presi- 
dent, Corporate Banking Group of 
Dauphin Deposit Bank, Lancaster, Pa. 
He and his wife. Ellen, have a daugh- 
ter, Paige Alexa. 

Brian J. Kruzel '97 is a marketing 

assistant for EIG in New 'lork. 

Craig Lammando '97 is sales man- 
ager for 1 nited Electric Supply 
Company, Harrisburg, Pa, 

kimberly A. Leister '97 is personnel 
assistant for TempsAmerica, an 
Accustafl 'company, in Wayne. Pa 

Martha Mains '97 is a general music 
and orchestra teacher for the 
Delaware \allev School District. 
Milford. Pa. 

Dawn S. Mahan '9" is an IMS data- 
base administrator for Computer .Aid. 
Inc. She lives in Lemovne. Pa 

Michelle I). Malloy '97 is a Spanish 
teacher for Cecil County Public 
Schools. Perryville, Md 

Michael S. McGreevy '97 is 

employed its a staff accountant for 
Integrated Health Services. Owings 
Mills. Md 

Brian S. Merrill '9" is the director of 
media/public relations for the 
Harrisburg Horizon, a professional 
basketball team in the Eastern 
Basketball Alliance. He has also been 
appointed director of media public 
relations for the league as a whole, 
which comprises 10 teams from five 
states on the East Coast and is consid- 
ered a developmental league of the 
NBV 

Sally A. Mullenhour '97 is a project 
administrator lor IBM, 
Mechanicsburg, Pa. 

Steven E. Perkins '9" is a teacher at 
Tender Heart Dav ('are (enter. 
\nnville, Pa. 

Sharon L. Possessky '9" is a lab 

teaching assistant and a graduate stu- 
dent working toward a master's degree 
in biology at Clarion University, 
Clarion. Pa. 

Christina Ranker '97 is an assem- 
bler for Dentsply, York, Pa. 

Scott A. Root '9"". hand director at 
Lebanon Catholic High School, and 
Shannon larmol were married on lune 
". 1 90S 

|ohn A. Rudisill '9" is employed by 
Clair Brothers. Lititz, Pa. 



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Annette G. Sanders '97, an account- 
ant II at AMP. Inc.. Harrisburg, Pa., 
and Barn L. Campbell were married 
on December 20, 1997. 

Ann B. Scott '97 is an account assis- 
tant for Hood, Light and Geise, Inc., 
Harrisburg, Pa. 

Cristina S. Simmers '97 is an 

aeromedical technician with the 
United States Air Force stationed at 
Luke AFB, Ariz. 

Jessica Smith '97, a fourth-grade 
teacher at Carver Elementary School, 
St. Mary's County, Md., became 
engaged to Kevin Teska. A May 2000 
wedding is being planned. 

Cory Justin Snook '97 is in his first 
year of studies at the Dickinson School 
of Law of the Pennsylvania State 
University, Carlisle, Pa. 

Christina Steinbacher '97 is a sec- 
ond-grade teacher at Union Canal 
Elementary School in the Cornwall- 
Lebanon School District. Lebanon, Pa. 

Jennifer Taylor '97 has one son, Kyle 
Matthew Riner. 



Robyn Welker '97 and Joseph 
Keckler were married on August 16, 
1997. They live in Fort Knox, Ky. 

Beth Anne Zielsdorf '97 is a mutual 
fund accountant at Merrill Lynch in 
Princeton, N.J. 

Tina Good Zimmerman '97 is an 

actuarial assistant for Providian Life & 
Health Insurance Co., Frazer, Pa. 

Anthony R. Bernarduci '98 is soft- 
ware engineer at Orthstar Inc., Big 
Flats, N.Y. 

Julianne M. Gadsby '98 is commer- 
cial market staff engineer for UGI 
Utilities, Reading, Pa. 

Cheryl Lvnn Keller '98, a self- 
employed riding instructor, and 
leremv Scott Longreen were married 
on May 30, 1998 in Calvary United 
Methodist Church, Harrisburg. 

Jesse Reish '98 is a librarian at the 
Eastern Monroe County Public 
Library, a secretary at Herbert 
Row land & Grubic Engineering and a 
research assistant for Rodale Press. 



William Schwartz '98 is a junior cor- 
porate account representative with 
Softchoice Corporation, Chicago, 111. 

John J. Vito '98 is sales representa- 
tive/ customer service representative 
for Pinnacle Plastics, Harrisburg, Pa. 



DEATHS 



Linda Peeler Dellinger '90, 

December 26, 1997 in Lititz, Pa. She 
was assistant vice president and senior 
human resource consultant for 
CoreStates Bank. 

Brian Sultzbach '90. March 1, 1998 
in Lancaster, Pa. He was the market- 
ing manager for Cellular One of York. 



CORRECTION 

A number of readers wrote to let us know that while they enjoyed the Valley article 
on the women who lived in West Hall ("Family Ties," summer 1998 issue), they 
were perturbed that it reported the dorm was torn down in 1949. As they pointed 
out, West Hall stood intact until 1984. Thanks to all who contacted us to set the 
record straight. 







Photos courtesy of the Anchorage 
Convention & Visitors Bureau 



Join us on a journey 
to majestic 

ALASKA 



The LVC Alumni Office and Collette Tours are sponsoring 
a 12-day escorted tour — Voyage of the Glaciers and the 

Alaskan Heartland — June 22 -July 3, 1999. 

Travelers will visit Denali, Anchorage and Fairbanks, and 

spend seven nights on Princess Cruise Lines' 

Sun Princess Glacier Cruise. 



Included: $2 meals - 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 10 dinners, 7 midnight buffets 
Evening entertainment will be highlighted by a Salmon Back and Denali Cabin Night. 
Rates:* Twin Single Triple Child (5-17) 

$3585 $5485 $3485 $2585 

* Inside cabin. Cabin upgrades available, price subject to change. 

** Prices do not include cancellation waiver — land $125 air $210 

Deposit of S250 due upon reservation 

For a reservation or detailed itinerary, contact the Alumni Office 1-800-ALUM-LVC or 717-867-6320. 



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1. LVC home flag - $34.95 

2. LVC pennant - S10.95 

3. LVC MOM sweatshirt - $39.95 

4. LVC DAD sweatshirt - $37.95 

5. LVC oatmeal logo socks - $6.95 
(other styles available) 

6. LVC nylon running pants - $27.95 

7. LVC youth denim shirt - $22.95 

8. LVC youth baseball cap - $12.95 

9. LVC adult baseball cap - $15.95 

10. LVC wool Black Watch 
plaid blanket - $3995 

11. LVC infant "bear" sweatshirt - S 14.95 

12. LVC logo infant socks - $5. 95 

13. LVC stadium cushion - $16.95 

14. LVC stainless steel travel mug - $17.95 

15. LVC bear with logo sweater - $25.95 

16. LVC yellow mid-weight jacket 
(also available in navy) - $61.95 

17. LVC denim umbrella - $19.95 



Jennifer Evans. LVC director of student activities, and husband Mark Evans, 
with sons Tucker. 3 years, and Tanner. 3 months. 



Make Pride in 

The Valley 

a Family Affair. 



There's a way for every Valley fan — including 
the littlest ones — to display their connection 
to one of the top colleges in the north. The 
College Store also has many other LVC items 
and designs in stock. 



College Store 

Phone: 

Toll-free: 1-800-994-6313 or locally (717) 867-6313 

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

Fax: (717) 867-6017 

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

We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover and MAC. 
Shipping and handling costs will be added to each order. 




18. Banker's lamp - $250.00 

19. Gold-plated desk pen set - $4995 

20. Gold-plated business card holder - $33-95 

21. LVC mens silk tie - $29.95 
LVC ladies" silk scarf - $29.95 

22. Rosewood carriage clock - S 169.95 

23. Gold-plated paperweight - $20.95 
Gold-plated letter opener - $22.95 

24. LVC chocolates by Paramount Chocolate 
priced from $395 to $12.95 

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LVC Again 
Among the Best 



For the fifth consecutive year, U.S. News & 
World Report has rated Lebanon Valley College 
among the top liberal arts colleges in the North. 
The college moved up from number 10 on last 
year's list to number eight this year. Nationally, the 
college ranks in the top five percent of all regional 
liberal arts colleges. 

Criteria for the U.S. News rankings are 
academic reputation, student retention rate, faculty 
resources, selectivity, financial resources, gradu- 
ation rate performance and alumni giving rate. 



Non-Profit 

Organization 

U.S. Postage PAID 

Harrisburg, PA 

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