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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
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
Lebanon Valley College Magazine
ml Winter 1998
16 News Briefs
30 Class News & Notes
Vice President for Advancement:
Editor: Judv Pehrson
Tom Hanrahan, Sports
Man- Beth Hower, News Briefs.
Cindy Progin. Closs Notes
Cristal Renzo '93
Stephen Trapnell '90
Proofreader: Diane Wenger '92
Designer: Cynthia Kercher '86
Send comments or address changes to:
Office of College Relations
Lebanon Valley College
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Annville, PA 17003-0501
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.
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
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
So what do you ilo a/tei you've been president oj Lebanon Valley College? Plenty, it seems
BY STEPHEN TRAPNELL '90
77i/.\ definitely isn T Annville'
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,
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.
' s by sv
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
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
"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
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.
A hiking trip to Crete's Samarian Gorge
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
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
"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-
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
at a gymnasium, or university prep
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
chair of the foreign language department
and director of the program. "They've
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
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
"sink or swim"
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-
siders but to experience the culture from
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
Eric Vera '99 at Crete's Palace ofPhestos.
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."
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-
where they go.
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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
- 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
"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
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."
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.
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
"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
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.
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
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
efforts have been
by Dean of
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
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
philosophy of the
program is simple:
Education any time,
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-
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
Another topic MacDonald hopes to
explore with faculty is the overall
shape of the curriculum and whether
incoming students in the area of aca-
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
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
And he wouldn't mind getting back
into the classroom, perhaps to teach a
"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.
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
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
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
"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
istry, physics, psychology, math,
social sciences, English, and a foreign
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
"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
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
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
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-
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."
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-
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
Consumer Reports magazine gave high
marks to the college's four-year guaran-
teed graduation plan in its August
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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
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.
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.
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-
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.
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.
Over the past year. Lebanon Valley
College's athletic facilities have seen a
remarkable transformation, with more
than 10 acres of fields redesigned and
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
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
* 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
* 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 .
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.
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.
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
The college's undergraduate and
MBA programs were also featured on
WHTM-TY's College Tour program on
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.
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.
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
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.
By Tom Hanrahan
Sports Information Director
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
(Josiah Novack '97 contributed to this report i
Men's and Women's
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
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.
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-
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
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
"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
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
'We'll have some growing pains,
but the administration at
Lebanon Valley is very
supportive. Given some
time, we'll have a
— 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
MacCormack began his coaching
career back in 1976-77, helping
Elmira College (N.Y.) reach the
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
"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
ice hockey con-
ference, with an
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
ings will advance to
the post-season, which
begins March 3 with
"Lebanon Valley is a
nice addition to the
league, as it continues to
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
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
— 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
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
FALL WINTER 1998
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
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
ing F&M was
of every LVC
son, and it
the 70s when
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
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
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-
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
blitzed by Army.
53-0. Again LVC
fought back, shut-
ting out Juniata
lor the second
time in two
weeks, this time
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
"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.
^^ 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-
"It was a thrill to share efforts with
outstanding faculty members, adminis-
trators, trustees, students and alumni."
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
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,"
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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-
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
"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."
retired vice presi
dent for advance
ment. The 64-
also taught a
class at LVC
forces that shaped the
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
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
The following faculty members have
Dr. Joelle Stopkie has been promot-
ed to professor of
joined the faculty in
1989. She teaches
language, culture and
literature, and also
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
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
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
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
holds a bachelor's
degree in educa-
master's degrees in
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
University, and also
served as adjunct
professor of piano at
Alma College and
instructor of piano,
theory and composi-
tion at Michigan
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
and was a radiologi-
cal engineer at the
Station. He holds a
bachelor's degree in
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
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
music at Steel City
and owner/teacher of
the Suzuki Center of
the Lehigh Valley.
She is co-founder
and violinist with the
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-
Him Harrison has been appointed
instructor of English
as a one-year sabbat-
ical replacement for
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
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
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
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
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.
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-
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
Only 2 percent of
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
Research Fund and
only four students
Leader in Psychology
Dr. Salvatore Cullari. professor of psy-
chology, received the Outstanding
Award. The honor,
given by the
Cullari 's professional-
ism and devotion to the work of advanc-
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-
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-
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
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
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.
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
with Donald M. Snow of the University
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.
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.
Elizabeth Schlundt has joined the
Admission Office on a full-time basis.
She was formerly a part-time admission
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.
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.
Fei Liu '00 presented a paper at the
and Molecular biol-
"Inactivation of E.
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
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.
Dorothy Sholly DeVerter '23.
Februan 1 1. 1998. She was a former
elementary school teacher in
Earl J. Leffler '25, April 16. 1997.
Madie E. Shoop Sohn '25, [anuarv
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.
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
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
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
"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
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.
Lt. Col. Newton Burgner '32. April
1998. He was retired from the Air
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
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
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.
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-
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
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
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
George G. Haines Jr. '-i9 retired after
15 years with Conemaugh X Black
Railroad Co., Johnstown, Pa.
The Paper Chase
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
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.
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
Charlotte Mohler Kissinger '45.
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
Gerald J. McKenna '49, December 4,
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
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-
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
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
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
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
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
James M. Ressler '53 and his wife,
Selma, are celebrating retirement with
a new home and a three-month world
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
Carol Achenbach Keblinger '55 is a
docent for the Bush Presidential
Library and Museum in College
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.
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
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
Re\. J. Edwin Stearns '58 is director
of the Department of Spiritual Care at
Anne Arundel Health System.
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
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 .
Earl E. Redding Jr. '51 No other
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
NealE. Woll '51. Julv 24, 1998 in
Pottsville. Pa. He was a retired admin-
istrator for the Schuylkill County
Mental Health-Mental Retardation
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
"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
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-
"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.
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
Fred R. Eshleman '60 is a retired
music educator and innkeeper He and
his wife. Patricia, live in St.
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
Shirley Brown Michel '63 is organ-
ist director tor Nomton Presbvterian
Church. Fainiew Village. Pa., and a
teacher at Friendship House. Hatfield.
Rev. Donald E. Van Kirk '63 retired
July 1. ins from the I nited Methodist
Church. Central Pennsylvania
Janet E. Bisbing '64 is a social work-
er for Children's Services. Contra
Costa Countv. Calif.
FALL WINTER 1008
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Alan E. Shenk '69 is senior sales rep-
resentative for IKON Office Solutions.
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.
Kaye Cassel Dano '62. November IS.
199". while on vacation in Evva Beach.
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.
Larn A. Bowman "0 is the presi-
dent of the New Castle Count)
Chamber of Commerce.
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
John A. Kurkis 72 is director of
human resources at Euramax
International. Norcross, Ga. He and
his wife. Sharon, have one son,
Walter S. Erankowski Jr. 73 wel-
comed daughter Alexandra on April
20. 1998. She joins sisters Brittney and
Roberta 1 . Greening 73 has her
own public relations consulting firm
in Summit, N.J. and is president of
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-
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
.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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Jered Albertus '80 is a habilltation
specialist for the New York State Office
of Mental Retardation and
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
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
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,
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
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
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:
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
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,
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
It's Phonathon time!
Through the end of November,
students will be calling to ask
for your pledge of support
to the Annual Fund.
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.
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.
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,
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,
Brian D. Wassell '91, CPA account
administrator at Trout. Ebersole &
Groff. LLP CPAs. Lancaster, Pa., and
Colleen W atkins were married on
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
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
Interest In History
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
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
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
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
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.,
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.
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
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,
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
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
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,
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
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
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
Laura Etzweiler Stone '93 is coach
for the customer support teams at
Warner-Lambert Co., Lititz, Pa. She
and her husband, Gary, live in
Mountain High School, were married
on October 11. 1997. They live in
Fori Watson Wright '93 is an admin-
istrative secretary at the I niversity of
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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,
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
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
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
Thomas Wolfe '95 is employed by
MCI Communications Corp. in
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.,
Jennifer Davis Coyle '96 is a dental
hygienist for Dr. Ginger Yandell, DDS,
David L. Deeds '96 is an operations
analyst for CNA Insurance Co..
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,
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.
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.
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
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,
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
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
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
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.
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
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 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.
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
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
Sally A. Mullenhour '97 is a project
administrator lor IBM,
Steven E. Perkins '9" is a teacher at
Tender Heart Dav ('are (enter.
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,
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.
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.,
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
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
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
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.
Linda Peeler Dellinger '90,
December 26, 1997 in Lititz, Pa. She
was assistant vice president and senior
human resource consultant for
Brian Sultzbach '90. March 1, 1998
in Lancaster, Pa. He was the market-
ing manager for Cellular One of York.
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
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Join us on a journey
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'
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** 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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16. LVC yellow mid-weight jacket
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with sons Tucker. 3 years, and Tanner. 3 months.
Make Pride in
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the littlest ones — to display their connection
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18. Banker's lamp - $250.00
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21. LVC mens silk tie - $29.95
LVC ladies" silk scarf - $29.95
22. Rosewood carriage clock - S 169.95
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24. LVC chocolates by Paramount Chocolate
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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
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resources, selectivity, financial resources, gradu-
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