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Vol. 16, Number 2 

1 6 News Briefs 

18 Sports 

21 Newsmakers 

22 Class News & Notes 

Vice President for Advancement: 
Deborah Read 

Editor: Judy Pehrson 


Thomas Epler 

Nancy Fitzgerald 

Nancy Kettering Frye '80 

Tom Hanrahan, Sports 

Mary Beth Hower, News Briefs, 


Heather Robino 

Barbara Miller 

Cindy Progin, Class Notes 

Robert Smith 

Stephen Trapnell '93 

Josiah Novack '97 

Kelly Alsedek 
John T. Consoli 


A. Pierce Bounds 
John T. Consoli 
John Stauffer 
Terry Wild 

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Tlic Valley is published by Lebanon Valley 

College and distributed without charge to 

alumni and friends. 

On the Cover: Dave and Ann Lasky deep in the 
Qutttif Path woods. 
Photograph by John T. Consoli. 

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

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Summer 1999 

2 Forces of Nature 

Dave and Ann Lasky and their jriends and 
neighbors have transformed what could 
have been an environmental disaster into 
a beautiful spot in the woods. 


6 Patterns of the Past 

An international 
weavers group, with 
a little help from 
zomputer technology, 
is using a 19th- 
century book from 
the college's archives 
to create beautiful 


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1 Formula for Success 

Lebanon Valley's chemistry 
department continues to be a 
wonderful example of big science 
at a small college. 


1 4 Fields of Dreams 

In just two vears. the vision for the north part of campus has become a reality. 


Summer 1999 

The Valley 









Dave and Ann Lasky 

joined together with 

their neighbors to build 

a park that the whole 

community can enjoy. 

By Barbara Miller 

Photography by John T. Consoli 

When Dave and Ann Lasky 
decided to move to Annville trom 
Elizabethtown in 1976 so he could be 
closer to his teaching job at Lebanon 
Valley, they chose a site along the 
north bank of the Quittapahilla Creek 
to build their home. It 
was a lovely spot, with 
shady woods and an 
abandoned limestone 
quarry nearby. 

"We kind of fell in 
love with this place 
right away," says Ann. 
"Before the house was 
finished, we had picnics out here in 
the backyard." 

The woods were a great attraction, 
she says. The three Lasky children 



would catch snakes and tadpoles, and 
build torts. The family would pick 
red raspberries and blackberries, and 
the array of wild spring flowers would 
astound them with a succession of 
blue, white and yellow blooms. 

"We had these little inflatable 
boats with paddles that we took into 
the pond in the quarry for the kids," 
says Ann. "It was lots of fun." 

That is, until the trucks started 

One day, in the summer of 1989, 
Ann was sitting on the porch having 
coffee and enjoying the view when a 
procession of dump trucks rolled 
into view. As she watched in dismay, 
they dumped the residue of the 
cement from their 
trucks down the hill 
into the area of the 
limestone quarry pond. 
]jS5- After that, the quarry 
and the woods became 
' ,' ... a regular dumping site 
for all kinds of 
rubbish, she said. 
Angry, the Laskys organized a 
neighborhood meeting to discuss the 
distressing situation. The group 
decided that instead of just telling the 

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township commissioners to stop the 
dumping, they would request that a 
park be created on the 23-acre 
township-owned property, which had 
been sold by Bethlehem Mines to the 
Township for SI 000. 

"At first the children in the 
neighborhood were a little upset that it 
no longer was going to be just 'their' 
place," Ann recalled. "They didn't 

want anybody walking around through 
what they considered their park, and 
were upset with the idea of sharing it 
with other people," she said. 

But they got used to the idea, said 
Dave, who is professor emeritus of 
psychology at Lebanon Valley. 

"In fact, everyone kind of got 
excited about it," he stated. "No 
dumping signs were posted, with a 

toll-free telephone number to call if 
anyone was seen dumping." 

Ann and her friend Kathy Moe, 
wife of chemistry professor Owen Moe, 
decided to form and co-chair the 
Quittie Creek Nature Park commirtee 
as a sub-group of Friends of Old 
Annville, a local preservation group. 
The commissioners graciously lent 
their assistance to creating the park — 
particularly Commissioner Raymond 
Swingholm, a former high school 
biology teacher. Help from a variety of 
otganizations was enlisted to clear 
brush and spread mulch on trails, and 
Quittie Creek Park became a reality. 
This year, the Quittie Creek Nature 
Park Committee, which is composed of 
about 20 dedicated volunteers, will 
celebrate its 10th anniversary. 

The story of the park expanded into 
a further dimension in 1997, when 
Dave helped form the Quittapahilla 
Watershed Association. 

"I kind of felt like, here we were 
with one piece of the puzzle. The 
Quittie was in the park, and if we 
really wanted to preserve the quality of 
the water, we needed to look at the 
whole watetshed," Dave stated. 

The new Watershed Association 
defined all the tributaries of the 
Quittie, and brought together 
representatives of numerous 
conservation and wildlife groups to 
help determine how they could 
improve the stream. Many volunteers 
were members of both the park 
committee and the watershed, since 
their efforts were intertwined. 

With erosion occurring at an 
increasing pace along the Quittie in 
the Annville park, the group made 
stream bank stabilization one of its 
first projects. 

The watershed secured a $2,000 
grant, renewable annually, from the 
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat 
Commission, which was used to 
stabilize 900 feet of stream bank. This 
year, another 1,000 feet of stream 

The Valley 

bank is planned to be stabilized with 
the funds. 

But making perhaps the biggest 
impact on the watershed will be a 
S40.970 grant that has been approved 
for the group by the state Department 
of Environmental Protection under the 
Watershed Restoration Assistance 

Dave said the funds have been used 
to install stream bank fencing and 
riparian buffers along 1 2 farms 
bordering the Quittie and its 
tributaries, which include the Snitz and 
Beck creeks and Bachman Run. 

The fencing serves to keep cattle out 
of the stream, reducing pollution and 
bank erosion. The buffer includes 
planting of trees and vegetation along 
the stream bank, which also helps 
stabilize it and filter out pollutants. 

Also, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service has agreed to provide materials 
and labor for stream bank fencing for at 
least two farms, which Dave estimates 
is worth at least SI 0,000. 

Last year, the Laskys won the 1998 
Conservationist of the Year Award 
from the Lebanon County Conservation 
District for their work in building the 
park and the improvements made to 
the watershed. But Dave is quick to 
say that they haven't made all the 
progress alone. 

"The really neat thing is the 
willingness of people in these groups to 
work," said Dave. "In a lot of 
organizations it feels like one person is 
doing everything. Instead, here so 
many people are helping out, with such 
a variety of experience." 

"Everyone does a lot of work and we 
get the credit," added Ann. "A lot of 
people have helped." 

The Quittie Creek Nature Park 
Committee as a whole has received the 
volunteer service award for 1992-93 
from the U.S. Department of the 
Interior, the Take Pride in America 
Award in 1992, and the National 
Environmental Awards Council 

"Everyone does a lot of 

work and we get the 

credit," added Ann. 

"A lot of people have 


certificate of environmental 
achievement in 1992-95. 

Ann is treasurer of the Quittapahilla 
Watershed and serves on the board of 
directors of the Swatara Creek 
Watershed Association. Dave is chair of 
the Quittapahilla Watershed and a 
member of the Swatara Creek 
Watershed and Quittie Park 
Committee. Ann has also served as a 
volunteer water quality tester on the 
Swatara Creek for the League of 
Women Voters for DEP. 

For the 10th anniversary of the park, 
rhe Laskys report that the committee is 
considering the possibility of creating a 
new five-to-six-mile walking loop 
through the park and around Annville. 

"We'd also like to have an owl walk 
with the Quittapahilla Audubon 
Society, Ann said. "An old tree in the 

park has been the home for owl families 
for the past seven years, and bluebirds 
have also now moved into the area." 

The group planted about 1,000 
trees along the watershed last year, and 
another 6,000 rrees and shrubs this 
year. Ir has also purchased an S800 
water test kit for Annville-Cleona High 
School students. The annual Earth Dav 
walk in the park is another tradition, 
and Ann promises that the Halloween 
Pumpkin Walk in the park will again 
be back this year. 

The park committee is continuing 
to monitor erosion and storm water 
runoff from a nearby housing project, 
and Ann would like to see information 
about the park, including a detailed list 
of birds and plants, catalogued tor the 
public to utilize, perhaps at a local 
library. Unique features of the park. 
such as the remains of limestone kilns. 
mav be a ripe topic tor a local history 
buff to research, Ann believes. 

And thanks to the efforts of the 
Laskys and many others, when the 
Lasky's five grandchildren visit, there is 
a new generation that is calling the 
park "theirs" once again. 

Barbara Miller is a staff uriter for the 
Patriot News. 


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Thanks to computer 

technology, an 

international master 

weavers group has access 

to 19th-century textile 

patterns from a rare book 

in the colleges archives. 

By Barbara Miller 

Photography by John T. Consoli 

As you read this, dozens of weavers 
from around the world could be busy 
translating 19th century textile patterns 
supplied via Internet from the Lebanon 

Valley College Bishop Library archives 
into new woven creations, courtesy of 
Stan Furmanak, systems and reference 

Furmanak was on the lookout for 
projects to make interesting use of 
Lebanon Valley's computer technology, 
when he got a request last year from a 
member of an international weaving 
organization called Complex Weavers. 
The weavers were interested in an old 
book of textile patterns that they learned 
was in the Bishop Library archives. Called 
Cyrus U bier's Draught and Cording Book, 
the volume was dated Aug. 19, 1830. 

Furmanak knew that sending them 
the one-of-a-kind book was out of the 
question due to its age and value. 
Photocopying wasn't the answer, since 


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black-and-white wouldn't do the 
manuscript justice, and a color copier 
wasn't a good solution either. 

The answer was using a flat-bed 
scanner to scan the book into the 

"I had just gotten into scanning 
projects to provide access to materials 
virtually, and this was a natural 
progression," Furmanak said recently. 

Scanning the Uhler manuscripts — all 
110 pages — began in July and was 
finally completed in December. "We 
would do them in batches with the help 
of LVC students," Furmanak said, and 
the weavers would eagerly await each 
new collection of patterns. 

"We are having a great deal of fun 
with this. I don't know how many 


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people have been told about this all over 
the weaving world," said Marjie 
Thompson of Maine, who heads 
Complex Weavers' early weaving books 
and manuscripts study group. 

Using scanned patterns via the 
Internet in this manner was a first lor 
her group, Thompson said. "It was a 
very innovative kind ot thing. It would 
be wonderful it other places could do 
this," she said. "It is just fun to see what 
is out there, and see the development ot 
these patterns, and see what someone in 
1836 was weaving." 

What makes the Uhler manuscripts 
so interesting, Thompson said, is that 
his original working notes are included, 
along with little doodle-like drawings 
on many of the pages. "The mad dog one 

is everyone's favorite, and the woman 
with the pipe. The drawings are great," 
Thompson said. 

Judith Gordon, also a member ot this 
weaving study group, said the Uhler 
manuscript is "very valuable to us. It is 
quite long, quite detailed and very well 
written. Practically nothing is crossed 
out or erased, and it is quite legible tor 
people like me who like to weave. 

"I'm especially interested in star 
designs, and Uhler has several ot these," 
Gordon added. She wrote a book about 
them in 1995, and wishes she had 
known about Uhler's back then. 

The weavers have a compurer 
program that takes Uhler's patterns and. 
through computer delineations, 
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what the pattern will look like when 
woven. The group tound that at least 
one ot the patterns is not weavable as 
Uhler shows it because it was never 

Weavers are submitting swatches ot 
cloth woven trom the Uhler patterns to 
Furmanak, and have promised 
something larger at a later date. 

Thompson said Uhler may have 
invented some of the patterns himselt, 
and copied other traditional patterns. 
"But he's got some that are unusual 
and are not seen in any others," 
Thompson said. 

Weaving patterns, which are a 
universal language among weavers, go 
back to the Middle Ages. "You don't 
have to speak English or read German or 








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anything else co know what's going on 
here," Thompson said. 

Complex Weavers, which has 700 
members worldwide, has 85 members in 
this early weaving manuscripts study 
group, and 48 weavers are doing 
swatches, many probably from the Uhler 
book, Thompson said. 

The complete manuscript can be 
viewed at 

Furmanak now plans to scan in 
another even older book, The Suavely 
Patterns by Isabel Abel, which dates 
from 1727. It was donated to the college 
in 1944, having been purchased for S2 
at a Snavely family auction. The Uhler 
book came to the college in 1945 from 
the Lebanon library, probably because it 
was being discarded. 

The leather cover on the Uhler book 
has begun to deteriorate, "but it's 
holding up pretty well, compared to 
some of the newer books donated to the 
archives," Furmanak said. 

The new Bishop Library, which 
opened in 1996, has a controlled 
environment, which the old library did 
not have. Both weaving books are in the 
college's Hiram Herr Shenk Collection, 
named for a former LVC professor. 

While weavers may not have been 
accustomed to gathering patterns via the 
Internet, Lebanon Valley's students and 
staff are used to doing research in their 
virtual library. 

"This is a very demonstrative project 
that shows we are indeed a virtual 
library," Furmanak said. 

The college offers an extensive 
collection of databases on its campus 
network. And Furmanak hopes to make 
more information from the archives 
available in the future, both in-house 
and to the public at large via the 
Internet, as work continues on the 
Bishop archives. 

Pages from The Snavely Patterns, 
created in 1727. 

Stan Furmanak believes the project has 
been beneficial both to the college and to 
the weavers group. 

Alice Diehl, who retired after 
working 30 years as a cataloguer in the 
library, is now working part-time in the 
library bringing better order in the 
college's archives collections, which 
include more than 2,000 pieces. These 
items range from books and old 
photographs to the working papers of 
the college. 

Furmanak said he's asked Diehl to 
"flag" particularly interesting items that 
she comes across, such as historical 
information that could be shared with 
the Annville community. 

"I hope Alice unearths some gems, 
and I can scan them in," he said. "It's 
kind of fun for people to know about the 
history of the college." 

He also knows that time can be 
history's enemy. "The longer things sit, 
the harder it is to do anything 
meaningful with them." 

Thompson said she hopes more of 
these old weaving manuscripts continue 
to surface. "Since 1992 I think we have 
probably doubled the number of 
manuscripts," she said. 

Some prominent museums are still 
loathe to allow anyone to handle these 
old books, and others are in private 
hands. "We get varying degrees of 
cooperation. Stan is one of most 
cooperative we have run into," 
Thompson said. 

"It's amazing how quickly technology 
is coming along. Twenty years ago we 
probably couldn't even have photocopied 
these things. Now we are scanning them 
on the Internet," Thompson said. 

The Valley 

Tapestry of a Life 

A lot of momentous lite decisions seem to come about prett\ 
much by chance. Just ask Stan Furmanak. He was studying for 
his master's degree in English literature at Catholic University 
in Washington when his fiance, Jane — a Ph.D. candidate at 
George Washington University and MLS candidate at 
Catholic — needed to find out the words that were spoken on 
stage at the moment of Abraham Lincoln's assassination. 

"The professor had promised an A' to whoever came up 
with the right answer," Furmanak recalls, and that reward — 
plus the challenge of unearthing a nugget of 
information from the dustv past — was enough to 
get his juices flowing. He did some scouting 
around and got the answer from the folks at 
Ford's Theatre: "I'll turn you inside out, you 
socdologiasing old mantrap." That's a line that 
means almost nothing in the 1990s, but back in 
1865, it brought the house down, giving John 
Wilkes Booth the cover he needed to blow away 
the sixteenth president of the United States. 

Those words also set Furmanak on a totally 
unexpected career path. "Jane was impressed by 
my research expertise and suggested that I 
consider becoming a librarian," Furmanak recalls. 
"It was, she said, only half kiddingly, at least 
something I could actually make a living at." 

So after receiving his degree at Catholic, 
Furmanak abandoned Beowulf and enrolled in the 
master of library science program at Southern 
Connecticut State University. After graduating 
in 1984, he took a job with the Welles Turner 
Library in Glastonbury, CT where he worked 
until 1987, when he was offered the position of 
assistant director at the Lebanon Community 
Library. He came on board just in time to help 
take the library from the antiquated card catalog 
to a state-of-the-art computer system that links 
the resources of the six public libraries in 
Lebanon County. 

Furmanak joined the Lebanon Valley College 
library staff in early 1994 arriving — once 
again — just as big changes were in the works. 

"We were in the middle of planning a new 
library building," Furmanak recalls, "as well as 
orchestrating the move to temporary quarters and 


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extending the campus network." 

Furmanak was a key player in bringing the new library 
online, and his expertise has been recognized nationally as 
well as regionally. Last year, he presented a standing-room 
only session at a national conference, "Computers in 
Libraries," in Washington, D.C. on how the virtual library has 
been implemented here at LVC. He's also been recognized by 
OCLC as a leading implementor of their WebZ Site Search 
software. The organization, in fact, called on his expertise in 
configuring their software for distribution to 
others, for which the college received about 
S20.000 in software at no charge. 

It takes the heart and soul of a detective to 
make a good librarian — that thirst to get to 
the bottom of things — and Stan Furmanak 
has brought those qualities to Lebanon 
Valley's library. 

"Often, all that's needed for me to start my 
explorations is for someone to say, 'I wonder 
if that's possible' — and oft I go to see for 
myself," Furmanak says. "I suppose most 
things are possible if you're persistent 
enough — and I'm just stubborn enough not 
to let computers and technology get the best 
of me most days." 

Equally at home in the high-tech lingo of 
computer software as he is in Old English. 
"Scan has put LVC in a leadership position 
within the library community," says Bob 
Riley, vice president of computing and 
telecommunications. "He is almost solely 
responsible tor the great advance in the 
application of technology in our library and 
definitely deserves recognition tor his 

But tor Furmanak, it all goes back to a 
chance assignment that sparked his curiosity, 
and the encouragement of his wife, Jane, 
who passed away in 1988. "I truly believe." 
Furmanak says, "she opened the door tor me 
to all the happiness and contentment my 
career daily brings me. Perhaps more than 
chance. Jane and my career have been gifts." 
— B) Nancj Fitzgerald 



Summer 1999 


10 The Valley 

State-of-the-art equipment, 

caring professors, 

and a tradition of 

student research 

all add up to one great 

chemistry program. 

By Stephen Trapnell '90 

When Dr. Carl Wigal, Lebanon 
Valley College's chemistry department 
chair, meets new people and mentions 
his job, he sometimes hears a reaction 
like this: "Eww, chemistry. I hated that." 

Perhaps Wigal should try another 
approach. He could simply say he works 
in a lab with more than $1 million 
worth of equipment, preparing future 
leaders for careers in medicine, 
education, and corporate research. After 
all, that's exactly what LVCs chemistry 
department has been doing for more 
than 75 years. 

"Our graduates go out with so much 
savvy and bench experience," said Dr. H. 
Anthony "Tony" Neidig, the chemistry 
department's chairman emeritus. "So 
when they go to graduate school, they 
are in excellent shape." 

While some small schools may have 
only a few chemistry graduates each 
year, Wigal said Lebanon Valley averages 
almost 20. Among comparable colleges, 
LVC generally ranks in the top 4 percent 
in the percentage of its chemistry 
graduates who go on to get Ph.D.s. 

"Lebanon Valley is in a unique 
situation," said Wigal, who joined the 
chemistry department six years ago after 
teaching at Idaho State University. "We 
have all the toys that a large university 
has... and we're small enough so that our 
students can get hands-on experience. 

"Chemistry is a notoriously expensive 
discipline to offer," Wigal said, adding 
that in some cases, only universities can 
afford the equipment and materials 
necessary. The drawback for 
undergraduates in a big-school setting, 
he said, is that "it doesn't really matter 

how much equipment you have, you 
don't have access to it." 

Lebanon Valley has been able to fund 
a well-equipped department despite its 
small liberal-arts atmosphere, added 
Wigal, because the administration is 
willing to support science and the 
faculty is aggressive in researching and 
applying for grants. In the last decade, 
the department has received more than 
$930,000 in grants from groups 
including the National Science 
Foundation, Petroleum Research Fund 
of the American Chemical Society, and 
Exxon Education Foundation. 

"A school's reputation goes a long 
way," Wigal said, adding that 
organizations that fund research always 
ask, "What have you done in the past?" 

For Lebanon Valley's chemistry 
department, the past goes back to 1921, 
when Dr. Andrew Bender launched the 
discipline at the Annville campus. For 
20 years, Bender taught all the college's 
chemistry classes while conducting 
research for companies including 
Bethlehem Steel and Lebanon Steel 
Foundry, Neidig recalled. 

Neidig was one of Bender's students, 
graduating from LVC in 1943- After 
graduate studies at the University of 
Delaware, he returned as a member of 
Lebanon Valley's chemistry faculty in 
1948. Neidig's doctoral advisor 
encouraged him to pursue research at 
LVC, in a time when undergraduate 

research was rare. 

"I set up my equipment one day in 
the lab, and the next thing I knew there 
were three or four students gathered 
around," Neidig recalled. He said rhat 
on Saturday mornings, he toted orange 
juice and donuts to the lab, where he 
met students for work sessions. At the 
time, he said, "it was unheard of for 
students to work on their own in the 
laboratory on Saturday. These guys were 

In 1949, after Neidig's first year as a 
professor, five students stayed with him 
over the summer to help research the 
oxidation of a compound. In 1950, they 
published a paper on the project, a first 
for the department. The summer 
program became a tradition, allowing 
students to earn money while gaining 
hands-on research experience. 

"We've had one every summer since 
then," Wigal said. "I would put that 
record up against any college in 

Neidig also set up a program for 
students to earn money doing research 
for companies like AMP and the former 
Central Chemical Co. in Lebanon. 

"Of course, we started to go out and 
give papers, and tell people what we 
were doing," Neidig recalled. "And a lot 
of what we were doing, nobody else was. 
To publish a paper used to be the 
driving force only for people working tor 
a Ph.D." 

Left: Chemistry chair Carl Wigal (right) works with students on the nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer. 
Above: Dr. Owen Moe (left) and Bryan Patson '00 do an analysis using the atomic absorption spectrophotometer. 


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Dr. Anthony Neidig '43: A major influence 

In 1959, the American Chemical 
Society added Lebanon Valley to its list 
of approved institutions, a watershed 
development which would allow the 
school's graduates to begin work as 
chemists rather than research assistants. 
Neidig recalls, "We had a great party 
that night." 

Neidig retired 15 years ago and is now 
vice president and publisher of Chemical 
Education Resources, which sells 
chemistry lab materials to 700 colleges. 
However, the tradition of undergraduate 
research which he pioneered continues, 
with professors and students working and 
writing papers together. "Research is the 
best way of teaching chemistry," Wigal 
said, "giving students a problem that 
they can't go look up." 

In recent years, 
students have been 
exploring ways 
to make 

They're Tops 
in Their Field 

By Stephen Trapnell '90 

Organ transplant teams. 
Corporate research departments. 
University science faculty. 

Look at the rosters of any of 
these groups, and they may contain 
alumni of Lebanon Valley College's 
chemistry department. Here is a 
sampling of the impressive careers 
graduates have pursued. 

Dr. Si M. Pham 79 is 
director of cardiopulmonary 
transplantation in the division of 
cardiothoracic surgery at the 
University of Miami School of 
Medicine. A former pharmacy 
student in his native Vietnam, he 
said LVC impressed him with the 
"level of dedication that the 
professors gave to the students and 
the opportunities for research. 

"I don't think I could have 
done as well if I had gone to a big 

and antibiotics from quinones, which are 
like "electron shurtles" at work in all 
living systems, Wigal said. In another 
program, srudenrs work over the 
summer on campus and at nearby 
Hershey Foods Corp. in chemometrics, a 
type of chemical analysis. 

Dr. Owen Moe, a chemistry professor 
since 1973, has worked with students on 
research into how enzymes work as 
caralysts in cells. 

"I came here because the people here 
convinced me it was possible to do some 
meaningful research as well as teach," 
Moe said. "It isn't like we go off 
somewhere to research by ourselves, and 
that competes with teaching. If I have 
four or five students working with me 
40 hours per week over the summer, I 
get to know them pretty well." 

To help with their education, LVC 
students have access to equipment 
including an atomic absorprion 
spectrophotometer, gas 
specrrometer, and 

said Pham, who was 
among 12 refugees 
Lebanon Valley plucked from 
Indiantown Gap after the fall of 
Saigon in 1975. He spoke little 
English at the time, and worked 
on language along with pursuing 
his chemistry degree. 

Pham went on to medical 
school at the University of 
Pittsburgh, where he became an 
assistant professor of surgery and 
director of its heart transplant 
program. While there, he worked 
on the team of sutgeons who 
performed a simultaneous heart 
and liver transplant for former 
Pennsylvania Gov. Robert Casey. 

Last year, Pham moved to the 
University of Miami to oversee its 
heart and lung transplant 
programs. He said working with 
transplants involves not only the 
technical precision of surgery, but 
the challenge of "how to fool our 
immune system in such a way that 
it will not reject the organ. ...It's 

more challenging 

Dr. Roberta Reed '67 decided 
to attend LVC based on its 
reputation in chemistry. "I really 
sought a small department where I 
would be taught by faculty, not 
graduate students," she said. 

She is now a research 
biochemist at Bassett Healthcare 
in Cooperstown, N.Y. Reed 
conducts research into disease 
processes and risk factors. For 
example, she has studied 
cholesterol metabolism and the 
effects diet and drug therapy have 
on it. In addition to wotking in 
the lab, she said, "I also sometimes 
end up out in church basements 
finger-sticking people and 
measuring their cholesrerol." 

Reed is also Bassett 
Healthcare's direcror of clinical 
chemistry, and she serves on the 
board of directors of the 10,000- 
member American Associarion for 
Clinical Chemistry. 

A native of Hungary, 

Dr. Tibor 
Sipos '64 

found LVC 

provided the 

opportunity "not only to leatn a 

lot of facts, but to learn 

confidence. I got a tremendous 

amount of confidence at Lebanon 

Valley College." 

After working at Johnson & 
Johnson for 22 years, Sipos 
founded Digestive Care Inc. in 
1991. The Bethlehem 
pharmaceutical development firm 
has created a drug called 
Pancrecarb to help treat cystic 
fibrosis. The medicine is a 
combination of a pancreatic 
enzyme and bicarbonate. 

Sipos' 25-employee firm is also 
working on products for liver 
illness, periodontal disease, and 
severe tooth decay caused by head 
and neck cancer. Sipos, who is also 
an adjunct professor at Lehigh 
University, said pharmaceutical 
scientists have a powerful reward 
when they see their drugs 


The Valley 


computer-based molecular modeling 
laboratory. This year, the college plans to 
spend $150,000 on a new nuclear 
magnetic resonance spectrometer (NMR) 
to replace its existing one. 

Matt Vera '90 said his Lebanon 
Valley lab experience paid off when he 
began graduate studies at the University 
of Pennsylvania, where he is now a 
doctoral student. "There were people 
who had never used, for instance, an 
NMR spectrometer," Vera said, adding 
that LVC freshmen have access to such 
equipment right from the start. 

Along with the high-tech labs, LVC 
students have small-school access to 
professors. Rather than posting 
restrictive office hours, Wigal said, the 
four-protessor depart ment turn i ions 

with a simple policy: "If you can 
find us, you got us. 

"It doesn't matter 

how smart you are. It 

doesn't matter 

how many 


combatting illness: "They can 
enjoy the excitement the 
patient has, the family has." 

Dr. Ned Heindel '59 is a 
chemistry professor at Lehigh 
University and served as president 
of the 160,000-member American 
Chemical Society in 1994. 

While in high school in 1954, 
he participated in a Lancaster show 
about LVC's chemistry 
department. When he became a 
student, he found "an enormously 
helpful bonding between all the 
faculty in chemistry, especially 
Tony Neidig, and the students 
going through the pipeline. It was 
a nice blend of intellectual 
challenge and social networking." 

He considets LVC's chemistry 
program "among the very, very 
best in the nation, ptimarily 
because of the element of caring 
about the students." In 
univetsities with graduate studies, 
the focus often is on Ph.D. 
students, Heindel said, noting, 
"You always like to teach at the 

ideas you have. If you scare students 
away, they're not going to want to work 
for you," the organic chemistry professor 
said. He added that at LVC, "Students 
get to know the faculty members as 
people and not just as talking heads in 
front of a classroom. We typically have a 
discussion on the NBA in my office 
every morning." 

Vera, who was a Fulbright Scholar, 
said he first met the college's chemistry 
professors when he was a high school 
student participating in the Youth 
Scholars Program. He spent a week at 
the school and was impressed with "the 
faculty and how comfortable and eager 
they seemed to be to work one-on-one 
with students — and we were high school 
students," Vera said. "We really learned 
something, and it was made to be 
fun. You could see these 
people liked to teach." 

Aaron Aponick '98, 
now a graduate student 
at the University of 
Michigan, said, 

"The faculty would support and help 
you develop ideas which could be 
molded into original research projects. 
In my opinion, it is this experience that 
helps separate cooks from scientists, and 
LVC seemed to do a remarkable job 
helping me mature into the latter." 

Aponick said he co-authored 
scientific papers and presented work at 
local and national American Chemical 
Society meetings. Vera said Lebanon 
Valley's liberal arts focus ot 
incorporating writing and speaking into 
the chemistry work was another plus as 
he continued his studies. He said, 
"There were not a lot of peers in 
graduate school who had ever given a 
seminar before." 

Department chairman Wigal added. 
"Resources don't just mean money. Any 
school can come up with the money to 
send students to a national meeting, 

but you have to have something to 

talk about once you get there. I would 

like to think that we have a 

national visibility." 

highest level 
possible." At 
LVC, undergrad- 
uate chemistry students 
are the highest level. 

After starting as a research 
chemist for the DuPont Company, 
Dr. Ross Fasick '55 went on to 
become ptesident and general 
manager ot DuPont in Brazil and 
then regional director of its 
operations throughout Mexico and 
South America. 

"Throughout my entire career I 
was exposed to products and 
business issues that involved 
chemistry in one way or anothet," 
said Fasick, who retired as senior 
vice president of polymers and 
automotive products. "The basic 
education that I got at Lebanon 
Valley was invaluable to me." 

Remembering his years in the 
chemistry department, Fasick, 
who is chair of LVC's board ot 
trustees, said Dr. H. Anthony 
Neidig was one of the people who 
had the most influence on his life. 

Dr. Elizabeth K. Weisburgcr 

'44 remembers going to high 
school in Jonestown, Lebanon 
County, and having no lab space. 
Despite this, she decided to study 
chemistry at LVC. 

"My father grumbled and 
asked, Why don't you major in 
English?'" Weisburger recalled, 
but she thought, "In chemistry, 
you could make new things that 
somebody else had nevet made 
before." She went to wotk at the 
National Cancer Institute, 
studying how carcinogens 
metabolize and testing substances 
to determine whethet they posed a 
cancer risk. She recalled 
discovering that a material which 
had been used to fireproof 
children's sleepwear was a 

Weisburger rented in 1989 as 
assistant directot for chemical 
carcinogenesis, but she continues 
to work with a local chapter of the 
American Chemical Society. She 
also recently contributed a chapter 

for a book on 
hygiene and 

Dr. John Mover 
'39 pursued a career 
including work as professor of 
medicine at Penn State 
University's Hetshey Medical 
Center and Temple University 
School of Medicine. He is emeritus 
director of professional and 
educational affairs at Conemaugh 
Valley Memorial Hospital. 

"My expetiences within the 
Lebanon Valley College chemistry 
and biology program laid the 
foundation for my interest in the 
research of basic pharmacology," 
said Mover, who was named LVC 
alumnus of the year in 1968 and 
also received an honorary doctor of 
medical science degtee. 

"Regardless of how far my 
travels have carried me," Mover 
noted, "I have always considered 
LVC my home." 

Summer 1999 




Fountains jet some 15 
feet into the air. 



"If you build it, 

they will come," 

says the line from 

everybody's favorite 

baseball movie. 

It's curned out to be true 
at the Valley, too. Literally 
hundreds of alums, community 
members and friends of the 
college have come to see the 
magic that has transformed 20 
acres of farmers' fields into a 
first-class baseball stadium, 
beautiful athletic fields (football, 
field hockey, baseball, soccer 
and intramural), a small lake, 
fountains and a wetland area. 

LVC athletic teams have 
already used some of the fields 
and facilities, which will also be 
open to community teams. The 
two-acre wetland area will be 
completed in time for school in 
the fall. 

The lovely new areas 
significantly expand the size of 
the campus and help provide an 
enviable educational setting — 
one of the best in the region. 

Abo\e: The new baseball 
park has touches oj 
Camden Yards. 

Right: Tin' Softball stadium 
boasts a bull pen, dugout 
and grandstands. 

Left: The soccer stadium is 
first-class, plus there arc 
two additional soccer 
practice fields. 



President David Pnllick (right) thanks Bill and 
Ellen McGill for their generous gift to establish 
McGill Baseball Field 

McGill Field Dedication 

A dedication ceremony was held for 
the new McGill Baseball Field on May 
21. The event, which honored Dr. 
William McGill, retired LVC senior 
vide president and dean of the faculty, 
and his wife Ellen, Kreiderheim co- 
director, was part of the festivities 
•planned for Alumni Weekend. 
Following the ceremony, some 30 
Valley grads competed in an alumni 
baseball game. The teams were 
outfitted in LVC baseball caps and t- 
shirts, courtesy of the Alumni 
Programs Office. 

New Residence Hall 

The college is expecting its largest 
enrollment ever for the 1999-2000 aca- 
demic year, and has begun construction 
of a new residence hall to accommodate 
the additional students. 

According to Lebanon Valley Presi- 
dent G. David Pollick, "The college has 
had a record 2,350 applications for the 
430 slots available on campus, and we 

expect to open the fall term with 1,320 
students. By fall of the year 2000, we're 
projecting we'll have 1,345 full-time 

Admission numbers for the 1998-99 
academic year, he said, reached an all- 
time high with a freshman class of 424 
students and overall enrollment figures 
of 1,250 full-time students. 

Work has begun on a new 16,500- 
square-foot residence hall which will 
house 56 students. Scheduled to be 
completed by the time school opens in 
the fall, the three-story building will 
feature 14 suites, each consisting of two 
single rooms, one double room, a study, 
and a bathroom. The first and second 
floors will also contain a kitchen area 
and a lounge/lobby, and there will be a 
conference room on the main level. The 
partial basement will house laundry 
facilities and storage areas. 

Tascam Partnership 

A "win-win" situation is how Doug 
Gould, a regional sales manager for Tas- 
cam, describes the recent partnership 
between his company and the college's 
music recording technology depart- 
ment. Tascam has placed $40,000 
worth of equipment in the department 
and arranged internship opportunities 
for LVC students. 

Tascam is a 25-year-old intetnational 
company, a pro audio division of TEAC 
in Japan with U.S. headquarters in Los 
Angeles. The first LVC intern will work 
for Tascam this summer, followed by- 
one or two interns per semester. 

Increasing Understanding 

"Race Realities," the 1999 Spring 
Humanities Colloquium, focused on 
issues of race in America. The colloqui- 
um began with a showing of the award- 
winning documentary, The Color of Fear, 
followed by a discussion with David C. 
Lee, one of the men featured in the 
film. Other events for the semester 
included an art exhibition of works by 
Robert Arneson, a film series, and a 
variety of lectures and dramatic presen- 
tations. The colloquium concluded with 
a guided tour of Harlem. 

Founders Day Honoree 

Miles J. Gibbons, chief executive 
officer and president of The Whitaker 
Foundation, was honored as the recipi- 
ent of the 1999 Founders Day Award. 

Architect's rendering of the new 1 6, 500 -foot -square residence hall which will house 56 students. 
Construction is underway and expected to be completed when the pall 1 999 term begins. The three-story 
building will feature 14 suites, two kitchens and lounge/lobbies, and a conperence room. 

President David Pollick (left) presents the 
Founder's Day Award to Miles Gibbons. 

During the April ceremony, the Stu- 
dent Government Educator Award was 
presented to Dr. Barney Raffield, pro- 
fessor of business administration, and 
the President's Award was given to the 
International Student Organization. 

Tuition Announced 

The college's trustees have 
announced tees for the 1999-00 academ- 
ic year. Full-time resident students will 
pay $17,260 for tuition and fees, and 
S5.490 for and room and board. The 
new fee structure represents a 3.8 pet- 
cent inctease over 1998-99. 


The Valley 

Full-rime commuter students at the 
college will pay S17.216 in tuition and 
fees — a 3-9 percent increase over lasr 

Hawkins Visit 

Dr. David Hawkins, Los Alamos 
Projecr historian and an administrative 
assistant to Robert Oppenheimer. father 
of the atomic bomb, spent four days on 

Dr. Hawkins, a compelling speaker, mesmerized 
both students and faculty. 

campus in April. During his visit to 
Lebanon Valley, Hawkins met with 
students, held a lecture tor members of 
the college and community, and 
conducted a question-and-answer 
session focusing on the atomic bomb. 

Though Hawkins had numerous 
duties at Los Alamos, his most noted 
project was to write what he calls "the 
biography of the bomb," the official 
technical history of rhe Los Alamos 
project. His writings were declassified 
in 1961 and are now published in The 
History of Modern Physics 1800-1950. 

Hawkins' visit to Lebanon Valley 
was sponsored by the Physics 
Department and was funded in part by 
a gtant from the American Institute of 

Flu Ml s 

Quiz Bowl 

Students from 69 high schools par- 
ticipated in the 19th Annual Quiz 
Bowl in March. The competition, 
which is the largest in the state, is a 
campus-wide event with questions 
written by faculty, administration and 

staff. College members also volunteered 
as |udges and moderarors. The winning 
team was from Blue Mountain High 
School in Schuylkill County. 

Hallmark in the Top 50 

LVC's Hallmark staff has been 
included in Foodservice Director maga- 
zine's performance report tor the 50 Top 
College Contractors. Other Pennsylva- 
nia colleges to make the list were Grove 
City College. Lehigh University, and 
the University of Pittsburgh. 

A Silver Anniversary 

The Lebanese J ournal oj Seedling Science, 
an in-house journal which provides stu- 
dents an opportunity to publish mini- 
research papers done in botany courses, 
celebrated the publication of its 25th 
volume in May. 

The journal was founded by Dr. 
Srephen Williams, professor of biology, 
and is edited by Dr. Susan Verhoek, 
professor of biology. Over the years. 
nearly 4(10 students have written for the 
journal, submitting either a paper or an 
abstract from a poster session. 

Swans in Love 

Bob and Judy, a pair of black swans, 
are enjoying their new home on the 
north campus. 

The birds, which came from Indi- 
anapolis, Indiana, have raken up resi- 
dence in a large pond locared along 
Heisey Road (rhe Route 934 entrance 
to the Arnold Sporrs Cenrer). Their 

water) - paradise comes complere with an 
island and a swan house construcred by- 
members of the Facilities Services 

Swans mate tor lite and Bob and 
Judy are named after Bob Hamilton, 
vice president for administration, and 
his wife Judy, who celebrated 35 years 
ot marriage last year. 

Woodrow Wilson Fellow 

William S. Reese, CEO ot the Inter- 
national Youth Foundation, was in resi- 
dence tor a week in March as the col- 
lege's first Woodrow Wilson Visiring 
Fellow. Reese, a Latin American special- 
ist, served as a guest speaker in classes 
where he spoke about Latin American 
affairs and development issues. He also 
held a presentation on the Peace Corps 
where he served for 10 years, and gave a 
public lecture to discuss Foreign Aid 
and Policy in the Twentieth Century. 

.... , 

Woodrou Wilson Fellou William Reesi center. 
met informally with small groups oj student and 

also spoke to c ig his week on campus. 

It: ■ rnial pttblii lecturi attracted many pi pit 
from the community. 

Phonathon Surpasses Goal 

Kudos to the phonathon staff tor set- 
ting a college record by securing over 
$200,000 worth ot pledges during the 
1998-99 academic year. The students, 
who contacted alums, parents (past and 
ptesentl, and friends ot the college . fax 
exceeded their i;oal of $145,000 

Bob. left, and Judy have attracted mam visitors. 

Summer 1999 


New Appointments 

Dr. Barbara 
Vlaisavljevic, who 

joined the faculty 
as associate profes- 
sor of accounting 
in 1987, has been 
appointed associate 
dean of faculty for a 
three-year term beginning in July. In 
this new position, she will direct the 
study-abroad program, handle issues 
involving student academic progress and 
develop plans for the reaccreditation of 
the college in anticipation of the 10-year 
review by the Middle States Association 
in 2002. 

Andrea Bromberg, executive assis- 
tant to the president, has been named 
executive director of continuing educa- 
tion and graduate 
studies. Bromberg, 
who joined the col- 
lege in 1992, 
served as interim 
director of continu- 
ing education fol- 
lowing the resigna- 
tion of Elaine Feather in January. She 
will maintain her responsibilities in the 
president's office and, in her new posi- 
tion, report to Dean Stephen MacDon- 
ald and oversee the directors for the 
master of science in education, master of 
business administration and continuing 
education programs. 

Joseph Martellaro has joined the 
Advancement staff as director of annual 
giving and assistant director of develop- 
ment. Martellaro 
comes to the col- 
lege from WITF, 
where he served as 
director of mem- 
bership since 
1996. He was also 
employed at the 
station as communications manager, 
community relations coordinator, and 
telemarketing supervisor. In addition, 
he has served as community director for 
the Central Pennsylvania March of 

Dimes. He holds a bachelor's degree in 
telecommunications from Penn State 

Ann Hess Myers has been named 
director of alumni programs. She joined 
the college in April of 1998 as director 
of annual giving. Myers brings to the 
position 16 years of experience as assis- 
tant director of college relations at 
Dickinson College, where she handled 
alumni programs, parent programs, and 
annual giving. She holds a B.A. from 
Kenyon College. 

Faculty Promotions/Tenure 

Robert Leonard, chair and associate 
professor of business administration, and 
Dr. Susan Atkinson, associate profes- 
sor of education, have been promoted to 
the position of professor. Barry Hill, 
director of sound recording technology 
and assistant professor, has been promot- 
ed to associate professor. In addition, 
Sharon Arnold, associate professor of 
sociology and social work, and Dr. 
Louis Manza, assistant professor of psy- 
chology, have received tenure. 

Teaching Awards 

Dr. Michael Day, 

professor and chair 
of physics, and 
Leslie Bowen, 
lecturer in art, 
were honored for 
excellence in teach- 
ing during the 
130th annual Commencement ceremony 
on Saturday, May 1 5 . 

Day received the Thomas Rhys Vick- 
roy Award for Teaching, an honor which 
recognizes full-time faculty members 
who demonstrate the highest standards 
of service to the college through class- 
room teaching, advising and active pro- 
motion of good teaching as a communi- 
ty ideal. Bowen received the Nevelyn J. 
Knisley Award for Inspirational Teach- 
ing, an honor which recognizes part- 
time and adjunct members of the faculty 
who display excellence in teaching. 
Day joined the college in 1987. 

According to Stephen C. MacDonald, 
vice president and dean of faculty, Day 
received the award "in recognition of his 
energetic and effective teaching, his 
exttaordinary devotion to students, his 
determination in his teaching and schol- 
arship to bridge interdisciplinary cate- 
gories, and his unmistakable passion for 
liberal learning." 

Bowen joined the college in 1993. In 
addition to her excellence in teaching, 
she was recognized for her work with 
independent study students and new 
adjuncts, assistance in departmental 
administration and special projects, and 
coordination of student exhibitions. 

Neidig Award Winner 

Daniel P. Post received the Howard 
Anthony Neidig 
Award during the 
130th annual 
ceremony on Sat- 
urday, May 15. 
The award was 
established in 
1994 by Professor Emeritus Neidig to 
recognize a Lebanon Valley senior who 
displays academic achievement, makes a 
significant contribution to the college, 
and shows a concern for serving others. 
Post, a resident of Ridgewood, New 
Jersey, graduated Sutnma Cum Laude 
with a bachelor's degree in actuarial sci- 
ence, and was inducted into the academ- 
ic honor society, Phi Alpha Epsilon. 

He received the prestigious Wooddy 
Scholatship, a national award for actuar- 
ial science that is given to only lout peo- 
ple in the country; the Spencer Scholar- 
ship, a national award for risk 
management; and LVC's Conrad Siegal 
Award for twice having the highest 
score on actuarial exams. He was recent- 
ly one of two students nationwide to be 
named to the editorial board oiTbe 
Future Actuary. 

Post founded Math Olympics Day, a 
bi-annual competition which combines 
physical and mathematical challenges 
in order to make learning math fun for 


The Valley 

local middle school students. He also 
served as vice president and president 
of the Math Club, directed the LVC 
musical Into the Woods this past Febru- 
ary and performed in numerous shows 
on campus. 

Post has been hired by Prudential 
Insurance in Holndel, New Jersey, 
where he will work in the property and 
casualty unit. 

Grants Awarded 

The National Science Foundation has 
awarded a $73,000 research grant to Dr. 
Carl Wigal. associate professor of chem- 
istry. The project, "Synthesis of Quinols 
and Quinol Derived Products Using 
Orhanocadmium Reagents," will inves- 
tigate new methodology aimed at the 
synthesis of quinone derivatives. 

Dr. Owen Moe, professor of chem- 
istry, was awarded a $65,000 grant from 
the Scholar/Fellow Program for Under- 
graduate Institutions of the Camille and 
Henry Dreyfus Foundation. The grant 
will provide funds to bring a Fellow to 
the college for a two-year period (1999- 


Philip Morgan, associate professor 
of music, was elected president of the 
Allegheny Mountain Chapter of the 
National Association of Teachers of 

Dr. Mark Ness, director of the MSE 
program and assistant professor of earth 
sciences, was elected to the board of the 
Pennsylvania Geographical Society and 
named co-chair of the Outreach to Pre- 
Service Teachers Committee. 

Karen Best, registrar, was appointed 
as the chair of the Women's Issues com- 
mittee of the Middle States Association 
of Collegiate Registrars and Officers of 
Admission for the 1999-2000 term. 

Dr. Donald Kline, assistant profes- 
sor of education, assumed the position of 
president-elect and conference chair of 
the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Asso- 
ciation. He was also appointed to a one- 
year term on the Publications Subcom- 

mittee on NSTA Periodicals by the 
incoming president of the National Sci- 
ence Teachers Association. 

Jeff Snyder, assistant director of 
music recording technology, was elected 
to the board of directors of the Music & 
Entertainment Industry Educators Asso- 

NSF Fellowship 

Raymond Schaak, a 1998 graduate of 
the chemistry department and first-year 
student at Penn State University, has 
received a National Science Foundation 
Graduate Research Fellowship to pursue 
his research in inorganic and materials 

Schaak was one of only eight stu- 
dents across the nation to receive a fel- 
lowship in inorganic chemistry. The 
award is one of numerous honors Schaak 
has received during his year at Penn 
State. He was also awarded Penn State's 
University Graduate Fellowship, a 
Roberts Fellowship, and an honorable- 
mention in the Department of Defense 
Graduate Fellowship Program. 


Dr. Owen Moe, professor of chemistry, 
received the E. Emmet Reid Award in 
Chemistry. The 
award is given by 
the Mid-Atlantic 
Region of the 
American Chemical 
Society for 
achievements in 
teaching and research at primarily 
undergraduate institutions which do not 
offer a Ph.D. in chemical science. 
During his 25 years of teaching and 
research at the undergraduare level, Moe 
has worked with over 60 different 
students on research, 2" of whom have 
co-authoted publications in peer- 
reviewed journals and 30 of whom have 
presented papers at scientific meetings. 
He has received over $360,000 from 
funding agencies such as the National 
Science Foundation, Research 

Corporation, American Chemical 
Society and Dreyfus Foundation. 

Judy Pehrson, executive director of 
college relations, received two silver 
Capital Awards from the International 
Association of Business Communica- 
tors — Harnsburg Chapter — one for The 
Valley magazine and the other for the 
marketing program she designed to pro- 
mote the college's 1998 U.S. News & 
World Report ranking. 


Dr. Eugene Brown, professor of politi- 
cal science, has finished writing his fifth 
book, International Relations: The Chang- 
ing Contours of Power. The book will be 
published by Allyn and Bacon Press. It 
was co-authored with Donald M. Snow 
of the University of Alabama. Brown 
will be visiting scholar for two weeks 
this summer at the Chinese Academy of 
Social Science in Beijing. 

Dr. Ron Scott, director of the phys- 
ical therapy program, has written a 
book. Professional Ethics: A Guidt for 
Rehabilitation Professionals. The 231- 
page book, which was published by 
Mosby Year-book, Inc., uncovers the 
deep connections and diftetences 
between ethics and law. 

Dr. Steven Specht, associate profes- 
sor of psychology, had a paper entitled 
Human Taste Contrast and Self- 
Reported Measures of Anxiety' accepted 
tor publication in the journal. Perceptual 
and Motor Skills. 

Arlen Greiner. adjunct instructor of 
physics, co-authored a paper entitled 
"Special Relativistic Temperature Trans- 
formation," which appeared in the 
December issue of Nuovo Cimento. 

Dr. Salvatore Cullari, chair and 
professor of psychology, published the 
articles, "Does Every Good Behavionst 
Deserve Favor?" in the Journal oj Psy- 
chotherapy Integration, and "Body-Image 
Perceptions Across Sex and Age 
Groups," in Perceptual and Motor Skills. 

Dr. Rebecca McCoy, assistant pro- 
fessor of history, had an article, "Alsatian 
Into Frenchmen: The Construction of 
National Identities at Sainte-Mane-aux- 

SUMMER 1999 


Mines, 1815-1851," in the December 
1998 issue of French History. 

Dr. Susan Verhoek, professor of 
biology, had an article entitled "Botani- 
cal Name-Calling" published in the 
"Basics" section of the June issue of Fine 
Gardening Magazine. 


Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson, chair and 
professor ot English, presented a paper, 
"A Poem Containing History: Modern 
American Poetry and the Use of the 
Past," at the Central New York Confer- 
ence on Language and Literature at 
SUNY Cortland. 

Dr. Cheryl George, assistant profes- 
sor of education, gave a presentation, 
"Positive Behavioral Support Overview 
and Case Study," at the Pennsylvania 
Federation Council for Exceptional Chil- 
dren's 39th Annual Convention. 

Dr. Dale Summers, associate profes- 
sor of education, and Linda Summers, 
instructor of education, led a presenta- 
tion, "The Challenge of Diverse Learn- 
ing," at the Pennsylvania State Teachers 
Association State Conference. 

Dr. Eric Bain-Selbo, assistant pro- 
fessor ot religion and philosophy, pre- 
sented papers at the national meeting of 
the American Academy of Religion in 
Orlando, Florida. The papers were 
"Joachim Wach's Category of the Classi- 
cal," "Negotiatating Religious Plural- 
ism and the Pursuit of Truth" and 
"Understanding the Other: The Chal- 
lenge of Postcolonial Theory to the 
Comparative Study of Religion." 

Dr. Noel Hubler, assistant professor 
of religion and philosophy, presented a 
papet entitled "Moderatus Neoplatonist 
Avant la Lettre?" at the national meet- 
ing of the American Academy of Reli- 
gion in Florida. 

Cynthia Johnston, adjunct instruc- 
tor of chemistry, presented a workshop, 
"Exploring Solubility as a Function of 
Bonding in a Multisensory Classroom," 
at the Pennsylvania Science Teacher 
Association's Annual Convention. 

Karen Best, registrar, co-presented a 
session on the diversity of a registrar's 
job and moderated a session on mentor- 
ing during the 68th Annual Conference 
of the Middle States Association of Col- 
legiate Registrars and Officers of 

Angel Tuninetti, assistant professor 
of Spanish, presented a paper entitled 
"Cuerpos nomadas de la nacion: La rep- 
resentacion del indigena en la literatura 
de viajes del Cono Sur," at the Modern 
Languages Association Convention in 
San Francisco. 

Dr. Richard Cornelius, professor of 
chemistry, gave a presentation, "A Web- 
Based Resource for Molecular Modeling 
Throughout the Chemistry Curricu- 
lum," at the national meeting of the 
American Chemical Society. Dr Carl 
Wigal, chair and associate professor of 
chemistry, was a co-author for the paper. 

Student Winners 

Todd Sturniolo, a sophomore music 
education and performance major, 
received third place in the International 
Trombone Association's 1999 Classical 
Trombone Scholarship Competition. He 
was selected from among 250 perfor- 
mance majors by a panel of leading 
trombonists from major American sym- 
phony orchestras. 

Christopher Coles, a sophomore 
music education and performance major, 
was one of six musicians chosen from 
around the world to teceive the Yamaha 
Percussive Arts Society International 
Convention (PASIC) '98 Scholarship. 
Winners were selected after a rigorous 
application process which required the 
submission of audition tapes, grade 
transcripts and detailed resumes. 

Erin Paxson, a junior double major 
in economics and French, passed with 
honors the two units of the French exam 
DALF (Diplome Approfondi de Langue 
Francaise) given by the French Ministry 
of Education. 

Celebrating Service 

The following full-time employees cele- 
brated a service anniversary or retire- 
ment in 1999: 

Five Years: Gilbert Barker, security 
officer; Phyllis Basehore, assistant to 
the president; Dr. Deanna Dodson, 
assistant professor of psychology; Chris 
Firestine, facilities services personnel; 
Douglas Hartman, facilities services 
personnel; William Hopple, faciliries 
services personnel; Constance Kershn- 
er, student receivables assistant; Debo- 
rah Lerchen, administrative support 
secretary; Brad McAlester, head men's 
basketball coach; James Mentzer, 
director of the MBA program; Ben 
Oreskovich, assistant controller; Dr. 
Mary Pettice, assistant professor of 
English; Janet Marie Reilly, facilities 
services personnel; Gloria Shutter, 
library circulation assistant; Rose 
Weaber, facilities services personnel 

10 Years: Marie Bongiovanni, asso- 
ciate professor of English; Mark Brezit- 
ski, assistant director of admission; C. 
Paul Brubaker, director of planned 
giving; Jo Lynn Brummer, annual giv- 
ing secretary; Susan Greenawalt, con- 
tinuing education assistant; Dr. Jeanne 
Hey, chair and associate professor of eco- 
nomics; Pamela Hillegas, physical edu- 
cation/athletics secretary; Margaret 
Lahr, director of housekeeping; Cindy 
Plasterer, student services secretary; 
Robert Riley, vice president of comput- 
ing and telecommunications; Jay Sor- 
rentino, athletic department equipment 
managet; Dr. Steven Specht, associate 
professor of psychology; Dr. Joelle 
Stopkie, professor of French 

15 Years: Judith Fox, facilities ser- 
vices personnel; Phyllis Kulikowski, 
facilities services personnel; Bonnie 
Tenney, facilities services secretary 

25 Years: Marilyn Boeshore, alumni 
programs secretary; Elsie Neefe, facili- 
ties services personnel; Dr. Susan Ver- 
hoek, professor of biology 

30 Years: Philip Morgan, associate 
professor of music 

Retirees: Patricia Schools, student 
activities and career services secretary 


The Valley 


By Tom Hanrahan 

Sports Information Director 

Men's Tennis 

Head coach Cliff Myers continued 
his legion of success on the courts by 
taking the team to their third Middle 
Atlantic Conference (MAC) Playoffs in 
the past four seasons. Led by seniors 
Josh Shellenberger and Judd Santry, the 
Dutchmen cruised to 16 wins, including 
seven straight, and a MAC semifinal 
appearance that went the distance. 

Shellenberger finished his career by 
appearing in his second consecutive 
MAC Singles Championship Final. 1 le 
holds the school records for singles wins 
in a season and in a career. At press 
time, Shellenberger was awaiting word 
on whether he would become LVC's first 
two-time GTE Academic All-District 
Team honoree. Shellenberger was named 
to the MAC Executive Director's All- 
Academic Team and fellow senior Dave 
Ferrari was named to the MAC Academ- 
ic Honor Roll. 


Stacey Hollinget, the program's new- 
head coach, guided the Dutchwomen to 
a 10-10 record over the team's last 20 
games. Highlights of the season include 
a 2-1 win over eventual MAC Champi- 
onship runner-up Lycoming and three 
wins over Centennial League powers 
LIrsinus and Dickinson. 

In 2000, Hollinger returns the core 
of the squad including pitchers Amy 
Zellers, Jaci Brown and Sam Rill. 
Zellers (6.09 per game) and Brown 
(4.74) were 5th and 8th respectively in 
the conference for strikeouts pet game. 

Off the field, five members of the 
team were named to the MAC Academ- 
ic Honor Roll. Heather Draper, Serenity 
Roos, Nikki Soulliard, Mary Sowers and 
Zellers were each rewarded tor their aca- 
demic exploits. It is the 6th total acade- 
mic conference nod for Roos who is also 
a starter on both the basketball and soc- 
cer teams. 


Because of weather and the annual 
Florida trip over spring break, the boys 
of summer did not take to the new 
McGill Field until 15 games into the 
1999 season. On the second day back, 
the team pushed eventual MAC Cham- 
pion Widener into extra innings before 
losing in the bottom of the eighth. 

Seniors Scott Gehres and Mike 
Kocher each reached the prestigious 
100-career hit club with Gehres adding 
some excitement by "waiting'' until the 
last day of the season to reach the goal. 
Opposing pitchers were wary of provid- 
ing the foddet for the feat as evidenced 
by the fact that they walked Gehres a 
team-leading 17 times. Gehres was 
named to the MAC Commonwealth 
League All-Star Second Team. 

Kocher excelled in the classroom as 
well, becoming just the school's -1th 
GTE Academic All-District Team hon- 
oree. Kocher automatically qualified for 
the national ballot and was later named 
to the MAC Executive Ditector's All- 
Academic Team. LInderclassmen Shawn 
Berwager, Jessen Bishard, Eric Connelly, 
A. J. Granito and Joel Staub were all 
named to the MAC Academic Honor 

Track and Field 

The men's and women's track and 
field teams continued to gain on the 
contetence's elite. A relatively youthful 
pair of teams turned in identical fourth- 
place finishes at the MAC Champi- 
onships. The women's runners shook up 

MAC gold medalist sprinter Jana Romlein 

the conference, winning every sprint 

Sophomore Jana Romlein and fresh- 
man Eileen Golias each earned three 
gold medals, and perennial All-Ameri- 
can Ann Musser, a junior, added two 
more gold medals to her throwing 
events cache. Musser followed with a 
fifth All-American honor at the NCAAs 
when she finished seventh in the shot 
put competition. She set a school record 
in the process. LVC has now produced 
1 1 track and field All-Americans since 

Seniors Jeff Rhone, pole vault, and 
Jeremy Zettlemoyer, 400-meter hurdles, 
each took home gold for the Valley. It 
was Rhone's second straight gold in the 
pole vault. Patrick Loughncy, javelin, 
Braden Snyder, 1,500-meter run and 
Jeremy Snyder, long jump, earned silver 
medals in their respective events while 
James Mentzer, 1 0, 000-meter run. and 
Jason Suda, pole vault, won bronze 
medals. Loughney, an All-American in 
the javelin in 1998, also competed at 
national this May He finished tenth in 
the country in the javelin. 

Maria DeLiberato, Maggie McNitt, 
Braden Snyder and Zettlemoyer were 
each named to the MAC Executive 
Director's All-Academic Team. Jerry 
Reilly was named to the MAC Academ- 
ic Honor Roll. 


Senior captain and four-year letter- 
winner Brett Chottiner led the Dutch- 
men to one of the program's most suc- 
cessful seasons to date. Chottiner. who 
was twice the medalist (low scorer) in 
1999, combined with thtee freshmen 
and one sophomore to defeat the likes of 
the University of Pennsylvania. 

Sophomore John Brennan (Rover- 
ford, PA/Spring-Ford), a one-time 
medalist this season, finished among the 
top 20 ( 1 9th) in the MAC Champi- 
onships fot the second consecutive sea- 
son. Chottiner finished 1 1th at the 
Championships, missing out on the sec- 
ond MAC medal of his career bv just 
one stroke. 

Summer 1999 





Ralph A. Daubert 78, one of LVC's 
oldest alumni, has a great grandson, 
Jared M. Daubert '01, attending 


Kathryn R. Swalm '18, January 8, 
1998. She was 100 years old. 

Ada Heisey Shalley '22, January 3, 

Ira M.Ruth 73 

Dorothy Fencil Smith '23, March 
5, 1999 in Cornwall, Pa. 

Rachel Heindel Fink '24, March 3, 

Hannah Fishburn Williams '24. 
October 30, 1998. She was a profes- 
sional vocalist in New York Ciry 
where she performed with the 
Southern Civic Opera Company and 
at borh the Roxy Theater and Radio 
City Music Hall. After performing 
with the Embassy Trio and appear- 
ing with sevetal well-known orches- 
tras on the radio in the 1930s, she 
became a practical nurse. For 17 
years she worked in hospitals in New 
York City and Long Island. 

Olga Smith Wentzel '25, 
November 7, 1996. 

Mary MacDougall Clepper '26, 

November 5, 1998 in Claremont, 

Fredricka Baker Yerter '28, May 
24, 1998. 


Luella Heilman Myers '33 is an 
active volunteer at Concord Hospital 
in Concord, N. H. and is in charge 
of the gift shop at Pleasant View 
Retirement Community where she 

Robert W. Smith '39 retired after 
50 years of service as minister of 
music, organist and choir director at 
Hershey First United Methodist 
Church in Hershey. Pa. 


George J. Becker '31, July 19, 
1998 in Manchesrer, N.J. He was a 
retired teacher and high school prin- 
cipal in the Weehawken, N.J. school 

The Rev. Dr. James O. 
Beamesderfer, 87, chaplain 
emeritus, died Jan. 17. He 
received a bachelor's degree in 
1936 from Lebanon Valley and 
held master's degrees from the 
United Theological Seminary 
and the Lutheran Theological 
Seminary, as well as a doctorate 
from Temple University. Beames- 
derfer returned to the college in 
1959 as chaplain and assistant 
professor of religion until retir- 
ing in 1976. He also served as 
minister of the Covenant United 
Methodist Church in Lebanon 
and in other Pennsylvania 
churches in Pottstown, Allen- 
town and Lebanon County. 

"Dr. Beamesderfer was a very 
efficient administrator of the 
Chaplain's Office," recalls Dr. 
Carl Ehrhart, dean and professor 
of philosophy emeritus. "He was a 
fundamentally serious man and 
dependable, but at the same time 
he participated in the fun side of 
college and had good relation- 
ships with his students and col- 

Fred J. Erdman, 84, noted 
Lebanon area musician and the 
father of music department facul- 
ty Jim and Tim Erdman, died 
Dec. 25. A coronetist for over 60 
years, Erdman's teaching influ- 
enced numerous students who 
later attended LVC and went on 
to professional playing careers. In 
recognirion of his dedication to 
students, the Fred J. Erdman 
Scholarship was established in 
1994 by H. Lee Moyer '62, with 
gifts and pledges totalling over 
$11,000. Erdman was very active 

Alma Binner Wise '31, August 3, 
1998 in Lebanon, Pa. A past presi- 
dent of rhe LVC Alumni 
Associarion, she was a former teacher 
in the Annville and Cornwall- 
Lebanon School Districts in 
Pennsylvania, and a former member 
and secretary of the Cornwall- 
Lebanon School Board. 

Ruth Shroyer Lark '32, October 
31, 1998 in Shamokin, Pa. She was 

In Memoriam 

in the community as founder of 
the Lebanon Community Concert 
Band and was former Lebanon 
City School Board president. As 
a result of his impact on the 
community, he was awarded the 
Lebanon Community Service 
Award in 1996. 

For Lee Moyer, "respect, 
admiration and leadership" are 
the words that best describe Erd- 
man. "He was extremely influen- 
tial as a teacher and a very 
respected concert band conductor 
in Lebanon County for 50 years." 

Sally Rivera, 55, secretary for 
psychology, biology and sociolo- 
gy departments for 18 years, died 
Feb. 12 after battling cancer. In 
honor of Sally's memory, the col- 
lege community held a memorial 
service on Secretary's Day. With 
funds donated by members of 
campus, a weeping cherry tree 
and a memorial plaque were 
placed in the lawn in front of the 
Garber Science Center. A portion 
of the money raised also went to 
a Native American community, 
which Sally supported, and to 
the Good Samaritan Hospice in 
her name. 

"Sally was one of the most 
generous people I have ever 
known. She was generous with 
her time, her willingness to lis- 
ten, and most of all her love," 
remembers Dr. Carolyn Hanes, 
chair and professor of sociology 
and social work. 

Malin Ph. Saylor, 84, assistant 
professor emerita of French, died 
Jan. 18. Born in Uppsala, Swe- 
den, Saylor was hired in 1961 as 

an English teacher at Shamokin 
High School and a Sunday school 
teacher for 65 years at St. John's 
United Church of Christ. 

John H. Morris '32, December 31, 

1997, and his wife. Dorothy 

Haldeman Morris '32. January 4, 


Matthew L. Karinch '33, October 

8, 1998. 

a pan-time French instructor and 
library assistant. She sponsored 
the college's French Club and 
after retirement was a member of 
the Friends of the Gallery. 

"Malin Saylor was a gracious, 
elegant woman," recalls Dr. 
Diane Iglesias, chair of foreign 
languages and professor of Span- 
ish. "She was a warm and dedi- 
cated professor of French who 
immersed her students in lan- 
guage and culture. As a colleague 
and friend, she was witty, charm- 
ing, and talented in many areas. 
She will be sorely missed." 

Charles L. Schott, 99, retired 
LVC science stockroom manager, 
died April 20. A retired Bethle- 
hem Steel superintendent, he was 
hired by the college at age 78. 

"Charlie was a substitute 
grandfather to some of the stu- 
dents and a friend to everyone," 
recalls Dr. Stephen Williams, 
professor of biology. "He could 
and did fix a large number of 
pieces of scientific equipment and 
was a handy person to have 
around." Williams also remem- 
bers many interesting discussions 
with Schott, who enjoyed talking 
about his experiences as a motor- 
man on the streetcar between 
Lebanon and Hershey, as an engi- 
neer at Bethlehem Steel, and as 
mayor of North Lebanon when it 
was an independent city. 

Schott's family includes three 
LVC graduates: a son, Richard 
Schott, MD '67 and two grand- 
sons, David Schott '98 and Jeffrey 
Schott JD '95. 

Rudolph B. Miller '34, December 

31, 1998. 

James H. Scott '34. February 13, 


Arthur G. Spickler '35, October 

13, 1988. 

Carl W. Dempsey '39. 

Catherine Whister Wetterling '39. 
September 21, 1997. 


The Valley 



Jeanne Schock Agnellini '40 has 
had her poetry published in the 
National Library of Poetry's 
Anthologies of 1994 and 1995. 

Ellen Ruppersberger Silvers '41 
will have her "Opera in Miniature" 
and "Romeo and Juliet'' on exhibit 
in the American Visionary Art 
Museum in Baltimore, Md. until 
May 1999. 

Dr. David W. Gockley '42 cele- 
brated his 80th birthday on October 
9, 1998. 

Rev. Dale R. Beittel '45 retired 
after 48 years of serving the United 
Methodist Church. He now serves as 
an interim pastor for Congregational 
and Disciples of Christ churches. 

Jean Thrush Hawkins '46 and her 

husband, Allan, celebrated their 
50th wedding anniversary on 

November 28, 1998. 

Edith Kreiser Probus '46 and her 

husband, James, celebrated their 
50th wedding anniversary in August 
1998. She is a volunteer worker with 
Virginia Master Gardeners. 

Wayne L. Mowrey '47, organist, 
presented five concerts with Will 
Pananes, soloist, and raised over 
$12,000 for the Capitol Theater. 
They also raised funds tor the 
Chambersburg Area Council of Arts 
and the Coyle Free Library. 

Rev. Franklin G. Senger '48, full- 
time pastor of the Lutheran Church 
of the Holy Comforter in 
Washington, D.C., was recently 
honored as the "Outstanding Citizen 
for Community Service" by the D.C. 
Federation of Citizens Associations. 
He serves as president of three 
boards and is a member of 
eight others. 

Dr. Arthur L. Terr '48 is a psychol- 
ogist in San Diego, Calif, and has 
two children: Michael and Alison. 


Jeanne L. Bliven '41, April L998 

Louise Roger Silliman '42, 
February 13, 1999. She was the wife 
of Warren B. Silliman M.D. '43. 

John Francis Swope '42, August 2, 
I 998 in Myerstown, Pa. He was a 
retired customer service representa- 
tive at Universal Friction 
Composites in Manheim, Pa. 

Dr. Martin R. Weber '44, January 
31, 1998. 

Thelma Smith Armstrong '45, 
September 12, 1998. She was a 
retired teacher for Northern High 
School in Dillsburg, Pa., and the 

church organist and choir director at 
Riverside United Methodist Church 
in Harrisburg. 

Melvin H. Hughes '45, January 12, 

Melvin R. Zeigler '49, August 1 1 , 
1998. He served with the 272nd 
field artillery battalion in the U.S. 
Army and was a retired business 
administrator for the Schuylkill 
Valley School District in 


William R. Merriman '50 retired as 
chief hearing examiner at the 
Department of Employment and 
Economic Development for the state 
of Maryland. 

George Roman '50 was given the 
1998 Golden Hammer Award for 
Outstanding Volunteer of the Year 
from Ossipee Mountains Habitat for 
Humanity in Wolfeboro Falls, N.H. 

Robert L. Allen '51 retired this 
year from the Llnited States 
Environmental Protection Agency. 

Louis L. Fried '51, internationally 
known information technology con- 
sultant and author, has retired. He 
and his wife will share their time 
between homes in Palo Alto, Calif 
and Jerusalem, Israel. 

Richard H. Zimmerman '51 is 
retired from AMP, Inc. He and his 
wife, Mary Ann, have two children; 
Sandra and Cynthia. 

Joanne Fox Shover '52 retired after 
20 years of teaching English and 
Spanish at Michigan City High 
School in Indiana. In May 1998, she 
was honored by the graduating class 
as one of their outstanding teachers. 
Last year, as a community service, 
she established a discipline program 
in the local public schools. She is 
assistant director of the children's 
theater at the Dunes Art Foundation 
and house manager for the adult and 
children's theater. 

Thomas H. Israel '53 recently 
toured Egypt and spent time in 

James G. Quick '53 is a member of 
the Mechanicsbutg (Pa.) Museum 
exhibit committee. 

Joan Spangler Sachs '53, who has 
taught piano tor 50 years, is the 
organist at Presbyterian Church of 
Falling Spring in Pennsylvania She 
is also a board member tor the local 
animal shelter. 

William D. Gorgone '54 retired 
after 36 years as an attorney. 

Nancy Risdon Smith '54 retired 

after 20 years as director of creative 
services at WCAX-TV, a CBS affili- 
ate in Burlington, Vt. 

Howard V. Landa '55 was inducted 
into thejewish Hall of Fame in 
Philadelphia on March 28, 1 999 for 
his outstanding accomplishments 
while playing and coaching basket- 
ball. He recently spent time in 
Taiwan training professional 
ballplayers. His wife, Darline 
Moyer Landa '54, teaches Spanish 
at The Meadows, a private school in 
Las Vegas. 

Dr. Man Louise Young Wagner 
'55 retired as professor of sociology 
at Brookdale Community College in 
Lincroft, N.J. 

Carol Dannettell Biederman S" 
retired and is now studying tai < hi 
and martial arts. She and her hus- 
band, Oliver, have four children: 
Deborah, Judith. Joseph and Eland. 

Rev. Jere R. Martin '57 retired alter 
43 years of service in the United 
Methodist Church. For 18 years he 
was pastor of the Annville (Pa.) 
United Methodist Church. For the 
past five years he served the 
Swarthmore (Pa.) L'nited Methodist 
Church. He now serves the 
Morgantown (Pa.) United Methodist 
Church in a part-time capacity. 

Dr. Jerald Bachman '58 received 
the 1998 Distinguished Senior 
Research Scientist award from the 
LIniversity of Michigan. 

Marlene Brill Bell '58, organist m 
Hamilton Park LInited Church of 
Christ in Lancaster, Pa., retired after 
39-1/2 years as an elementary - music 

Dr. George G. Cunningham '58 is 
superintendent of schools for the 
Maine School Administration 
District #72. He and his wife, 
Pnscilla, have two children: Alicia 
and Reid 

Ronald B. Hartranft '58 retired 
from the Board of Appeals of the 
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He 
and his wile, Estelle Berger 
Hartranft '59, were "extras" in the 
filming of Gnl Interrupted in 
Harrisburg during January 1999 

Rev. Charles W. Lightner '58 is 
retiring alter I J years in the min- 
istry. His wife, Harriet Mickey 
Lightner '58, is retiring after 33 
years of teaching music 

Donna Williamson Shafcr '58 has 
been named to Who's Who in 
American Teachers for the second con- 
secutive year, 

Ronald B. Weinel '58 retired from 
Ralston Purina Company as vice 
president of taxes. 

Bernerd A. Buzgon '59 has been 
accepted for membership in the 
Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 

representing the most prestigious 
group of trial lawyers in the United 

William F. Deliberry '59 retired 
from Milton Hershey School in 
Hershey, Pa. in August 1998. 

Walter H. Muller '59 led a team 
that succeeded in having a city ordi- 
nance approved that recognizes 
Washington Irving as the basis for 
the naming of Irving, Texas. 


Col. Donald A. Potter '50. 
December 31. 1998. He was a 
retired plans, operation and training 
officer for the Pennsylvania Army 
National Guard. 

William D. Steely Jr. '50. August 
1, 1998 in Avalon, N.J. 

Dawn Hornbaker Albert '51. 
September 29, 19^8 

Donald A. Degler '51. July 26, 

James H. Daubert '52. June 1 1. 
1998, He was the husband of 
Marquetta Kapp Daubert '52. 

Dr. Howard R. Ancell '53. 
October 14, 1998. 

NealG. Krall '53, March 16, 1998 

Dr. Jack R. Celeste '54, September 
Id, 1997. 

Bernard L. Shaak '54, January 22, 
L999 m Denver. Colo. In addition to 
teaching at the University of Denver, 
Elon College and the L'mversitv ot 
Southern Illinois, he was a private 
piano teacher in tandem with his 
wife, with whom he had performed 
professionally in a piano duo. He 
was also author of several instruction 
books, including "Piano Partners 

Jack F. Savior '57, November 1", 

199 7 . 

Susan Artz Richartz '59, before 

Christmas 1997. 

William K. Stegner '59, October 5, 
1998 in Hershey, Pa He was a 
retired quality control engineer for 
AMP Inc. 


Ronald L. Dietz '60, who celebrat- 
ed 20 years as the director ot the 
York (Pa.) Symphony Orchestra, 
retired from Towson University in 
Maryland after 28 years as an assis- 
tant professor 

Stephen R. Waldman '60 retired 
after 56 years ot teaching. He and 
his wife. Lenore, have two children* 
Sandy and Craig. 

Shirley Landis Dietz "61 celebrated 
M) years as the organist at Christ 

Summer 1999 23 

Episcopal Church in Pottstown, Pa. 
on November 21, 1998. 

Larry Q. Hall '61 is a chemistry 
teacher at Northern Lebanon High 
School in Fredericksburg, Pa., where 

he has been teaching tor 38 years. 

Kenneth C. Hays '61. chairman of 
the Cumberland Valley School 
District music department, will 
retire in June 1999- 
Fay Weik Horst '61, organist and 
choir director at St. Paul's United 
Church of Christ, retired trom 
Ephrata (Pa.) Area School District 
after 35 years as an elementary vocal 
[t\u her 

Stanley J. Kaczorowski '61 is 
retired. He and his wife, Carole, 
have three children: Stanley, Lisa and 

Hon. Rowland \\ . Barnes '62 was 
appointed as a Superior Court Judge 

for Fulton County, Atlanta Judicial 
Circuit, by Georgia Governor Zell 
Miller on August 5, 1998. 

Dr. Hirarn E. Fitzgerald '62 is a 
university distinguished protessor 

and chair ot the applied develop- 
ment science graduate programs at 
Michigan State University in 
Lansing. His wife, Dolores Koncar 
Fitzgerald "63, is a teacher in the 
East Lansing Public Schools. She 
was presented the Crystal Apple 
Award from the Michigan State 
University, College of Education, 
Richard Lee Feathersrone Society, 
and the College of Education 
Alumni Association. The award is 
presented to "an outstanding educa- 
tor who challenges her students and 
colleagues to learn, often to levels 
beyond their expectations." 

Dr. Gary L. Zeller '62 has been 
elected to the board of directors of 

Hamburg, Germany's Youth Music 
School "Friends" organization, 
where he is involved as a fund-rais- 
ing advisor. 

James L. Boyle '63, technical editor 
tor DPC Technologies, retired after 
33 years as a senior computer scien- 
tist with the Department of Defense. 

Rev. Richard G. Felty '63 is the 

pastor of Mt. Olivet United Metho- 
dist Church in Mechanicsburg, Pa. 
He and his wife, Joy Klinger Fein 
'65, an elementary music teacher for 
the Red Lion School District in Red 
Lion, Pa., have three children: 
David, Brian and Melissa. 

Ralph L. Lehman III '63 released 
his first CD, Christmas on Juliette 
Avenue, in October 1998. A compila- 
tion of electronically created 
Christmas music, the CD was pro- 
duced in partnership with Lancaster 
Catholic High School, Lancaster, Pa. 

Vernon C. Lyter '63 is a retired 
physics teacher. 

Dennis R. Schnader '63 retired 
after 29 years as director of bands at 
Shikellamy High School in Sunbury, 

Marlin Houck '64 is musical direc- 
tor of the New Holland (Pa.) Band 

Charles H. Martin '64, a Bucks 
County, Pa. commissioner, is up for 

Sydnae Rouse Steinhart '64 is 
music librarian at Bowdoin College 
in Maine. She and her husband, 
William, have one child, Siri. 

Kenneth S. Whisler Jr. '64 con- 
ducts quality system audits tor 
Bureau Veritas Quality International 
(BVQI) and is owner of Jireh 
Quality Services, a quality consult- 
ing business, in Edinburgh, Pa. 

James A. Althouse '65 is judging 
coordinator tor Cavalcade of Bands 

in the marching, jazz, and indoor 

Patricia Shretfler Fredericks '65 
retired from the Naval Education 
Training and Support Center after a 
career in federal civil service. 

William E. Luce '65 has taught 
music for more than 31 years, 27 in 
the School Disttict of Philadelphia. 
He has five children and three 

Audrey Wahler Smith '65, a 
kindergarten teacher for the 
Cranbury Township School District 
in Cranbury, N.J., received a mas- 
ter's degree in August 1998. 

Leslie Gardner Smith '65 is a per- 
sonal assistant for Kim 

Gilliland/Cascade, Inc., realtors in 
Siesta Key, Fla. Her husband, 
Walter L. Smith '67, is the owner 
of Forest Lakes Golf Club and 
Restaurant in Sarasota, Fla. They 
have two children: Jennifer and 

J. Robert Stone '65 retired from the 
funeral profession in July 1998 and 
moved to the Texas Gulf Coast to 

fish, play golf and be a "beach bum." 

*♦* K* Any time is a good time to consider a planned gift to LVC. 
During your lifetime, a charitable gift annuity is a win-win 
solution for you and LVC. A provision in your will is a way to 
provide future funds for your college. 

For more information, contact Paul Brubaker, Planned Giving Office 
Lebanon Valley College, 101 North Callege Avenue, Annville, Pa 17003, 

He and his wife, Marylou, have four 
children: Ginger, J. Robert Jr., 
Shelbie and Brian. 

Inda Hartz Heisey '66 is a case- 
worker with the Lebanon County 

Assistance Office for the 
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. She 
and her husband, John, have two 
children: Buffy and John. 

Daniel B. Moran '66 has passed the 
patent bar exam given by the U.S. 
Patent Office. He is writing and 
ptosecuting patent applications as a 
member of the patent law depart- 
ment of American Home Producrs 
for Wyeth-Ayerst Discovery. 

Rev. Charles E. Weigel Jr. '66 is 
celebrating his tenth year as pastor 
of Downingtown LInited Methodist 
Church, Philadelphia. He and his 
wife, Patricia, have two children: 
Melinda and Bethany. 

Robert M. Wenner '66 tetired as 
senior resident/special agent of the 

David P. Keehn '68, a music 
teacher for Saugerties Central 
Schools in New York, and his wife, 
Maureen, welcomed son Alexander 
on November 16, 1998. 

Rev. Donald B. Kitchell '67, pas- 
tor of Life Tabernacle in Gilmer, 
Texas, has written several in-depth 
studies on the Hebrew roots of the 
Pentecostal movement. 

Howard L. Lake '67 is owner and 

CEO of Lake Lithograph Co. in 
Manassas, Va. The company, founded 
in 1980, has won many local and 
national ptinting awards. He and his 
wife, Millie, have five children: 
Pamela, Penni, Patricia, Eric and 

Dr. Roberta Gable Reed '67 is a 
research scientist and director of 
clinical chemistry 7 at Bassett 
Healthcare in Cooperstown, N.Y., 
where she was recently honored for 
25 years of service. She is on the edi- 
torial board of the journal Clinical 
Chemistry and is serving a three-year 
term on the board ot directors of the 
American Association for Clinical 

Anna Schwartz '68 has been 
appointed to the governing commit- 
tee of the New Jersey Symphony- 
Orchestra Master Teacher 


C. Scott Sharnetzka '68 received 
the 1998 Maryland Music Educators 
Association Award of Excellence for 
the North Central Region and in 
Hartford County, at the MMEA 
Conference held in Baltimore. 

P. David Walker '68 introduces 
classical music on WITF-FM radio 
in Harnsburg, Pa. He is the choir 
director at the Unitarian Church ot 
Harnsburg and the director of the 
Hummelstown Community Singers, 

a group he organized in 1990. He is 
also the sound engineer tor Open 
Stage of Harrisburg and the 
Harnsburg Community Theater. 

Richard E. Williams '68 rented 

from the Central Dauphin School 
District after 30 years of teaching. 
On staff at the Hershey Gardens and 
Butterfly House in Hershey, Pa., he 
and his wife, Patricia, have compiled 
a birding checklist for the grounds 
of the Hotel Hershey. 

Rev. Dennis L. Frantz '69 is senior 
pastor at May fair Philadelphia First 
Primitive Methodist Church in 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Dr. Gary D. Frederick '69 is the 
associate dean ot the Science Math 
Division at Bngham Young 

Cynthia S. Melman '69 is listed in 
the 1999-2000 Who's Who of 
American Women, 21st edition. 

Patricia A. Pingel '69 is chief of the 
watershed assistance unit for the 
Bureau of Watershed Conservation 
in the Pennsylvania Department of 
Environmental Protection. 

Alan E. Shenk '69 is a sales repre- 
sentative for Micro Enterprises, Inc. 
in Camp Hill, Pa. 


Charles W. Sharman '61, 1989. 

Norman E. Butler '64, August 20, 

Dennis C. Schrnid '65, July 20, 
1998. He was a retired English and 
journalism teacher at McCaskey 
High School in Lancaster, Pa., where 
he had been the adviser for the 
school newspaper for 32 years. 


John W. Bitner '70 is senior vice 
president at Eastern Bank in 
Maiden, Mass. 

Barry W. Burdick '70 is president 
ot Advanta Capital Funding Group 
in Voorhees, N.J. He and his wife, 
Shari, have two children: Laura and 

Elaine Peters Miyamoto '70, a 
resource center teachet in Waldwick, 

N.J., and her husband, Lance, trav- 
eled to Fuzhou, China in May 1996 
to adopt eight-month-old Kristin 
Elizabeth. They have two other chil- 
dren: Mark and Lisa. Elaine has writ- 
ten a book about her adoption expe- 

Lawrence F. Riedman '70 is an 
attorney for the U.S. Comptroller ot 
the Currency, a regulator of national 
banks, and works on lending dis- 


The Valley 

A Gift From the Heart 

By Judy Pchrson 

William Adam Grill '26 was a quiet man who loved fly fishing and nature. He also loved Lebanon 
Valley College, and despite the fact he hadn't visited for many years, left the college a surprise 
bequest of $400,000 when he died last June. 

In his senior yearbook photo. Grill is an earnest young math major with a starched collar and his 
hair parted on the side, as was the fashion of the day. An honor student, he was class president, as 
well as an athlete who played both basketball and tennis. Grill also apparently had a literary bene — 
he served as editor of La Vie and was a member of the Writer's Club and the Philokosmian Literary 

Born in Hummelstown, Grill attended Lebanon Valley on a scholarship, according to Susan 
Olson, whose late parents, Norman F. Wheeler '28 and Louise Fencil Wheeler, were good friends who 
attended LVC at the same time. (Louise eventually transferred to Temple and graduated from there in 

"After Bill and my dad graduated from Lebanon Valley, they went to work for Aetna Surety and 
Casualty in Hartford," says Olson, who lives in Omaha, Nebraska. "There was a little group of LVC 
grads who all worked at Aetna — in Hartford and other locations as well." 

The Grills never had children and "sort of adopted" Susan Olson and her siblings, she says. "They 
would come and go for Sunday drives with us and always spent Christmas at our house. They were 
the ones who suggested the name Susan for me when I was born, and when I wenr to the University 
of Connecticut, I stayed with them." 

Grill and his wife, Eleanor, both liked to fly fish, Olson says, and often spent vacations in Maine. 
He tied his own flies and was rhe founder of a trout fishing organization. The couple also traveled to 
Europe and the Scandinavian countries, as well as to Alaska and Hawaii. 

Grill did well working in accounting at Aetna, and he was made a vice president before he retired 
in 1966. After retirement, he and Eleanor moved to Clearwater, Florida. She died in 1988. 

Grill lived alone after that, doing his own cooking, markering and laundry. He was hale and 
hearty and continued to drive his 1973 Chevy until about a year before his death, says Olson. 

"He was very independent," she states. "He was always concerned about health and fitness. 
He used to say that his father killed himself with a knife and fork, so he was very careful about what 
he ate. 

"He was an amazing person, really," she adds. "He never aged. He always looked the same as he 
did when I saw a little girl. I got older, but he didn't." 

Even though he hadn't visited the college tot many years, Grill continued to recall fondly his days 
at Lebanon Valley. Olson says he enjoyed The Valley magazine, and there were a number of copies 
among his personal effects. 

"Bill was very appreciative of Lebanon Valley and the education he received there," Olson states. 
"I suppose he wanted to give something back to the college which gave so much to him." 

Judy Pehrson is executive director of college relations and editor oj The Valley. 

crimination issues. He and his wife 
have two sons. 

Robert B. Brandt '71, vice presi- 
dent of technology and corporate 
services for Matrix Information 
Consulting, Inc. in Rochelle Park, 
N.J., is listed in the L999 Who's Who 
in America and in the 1999-2000 
Who's Who in the East. He is current- 
ly serving as the northeast regional 
field representative for International 

Walk for Emmaus, an interdenomi- 
national spiritual formation move- 
ment based in Nashville, Tenn. 
Active in the United Methodist 
Church, he is serving as secretary of 
the general commission on general 
conference which plans the quadren- 
nial meeting of 1000 delegates from 
around the world. 

Eileen Foltz Casey "71 is middle 
school librarian for the Penns Grove- 

Carneys Point Regional Si hool 
District in Penns Grove, N J. She 
and her husband, Kenneth, have two 
children: Jeremy and Jessica. 

Paul S. Fisher 7 1 is tennis direc- 
tor manager at Burke Racquet m^\ 
Swim Club in Burke. Va. 

Robert E.Jones '71 is East (oast 
manager and sales engineer of the 
Middle Atlantic region tor TAFA 

Corporation in Hummelstown, Pa. 
He and his wife, Dianne Cottrell 
Jones '71, have two children: Holly 
Rose and Brian 

Suzanne Delong Krause '7] is 
senior loan officer at Glendale 
Federal Bank in San Jose, Calif. 

Rev. John H. Lynch '71 is serving 
the Zion United Methodist Church 
in Myerstown, Pa. 

P. Theodore Lyter '71 is the inor- 
ganic services division chief in the 
Bureau of Labs division of the 
Pennsylvania Department of 
Environmental Protection. 

Dr. Gregory V. Arnold '72 is cur- 
rently serving on the Pennsylvania 
State Dental Association Professional 
Review Board. 

Dr. Ross W. Ellison '72 performed 
for a faculty organ recital at 
Millersville University, Pa. in 
February. He also performed an 
organ recital at the historic Bruton 
Parish Church in Williamsburg, Va. 
in March. 

Allyson Swalm Hobbs '72 has 
been promoted to vice president at 
First Lin ion National Bank in 
Charlotte, N.C. She is a consultant 
and lead designer for corporate train- 
ing programs for the Consumer 
College of First University. 

Lt. Col. William M.Jones '72, 
USMC (Ret.), is assistant chief 
flight instructor for the Institute of 
Aviation at the University of 
Illinois. He and his wife, Elane. have 
two children: Lori and Matthew. 

Joseph A. Dilorio "73 and his wife, 
Darlene, welcomed daughter Olivia 
on October 21, 1998. They also have 
three other children: Julie. Tittam 
and Christina. 

Donald B. Frantz "M started his 
own company, American Maze, 
which produced six cornfield mazes 
in 1998, ranging from two to six 
acres in size, in Iowa. Pennsylvania, 
New Jersey. New York and North 
Carolina. He produced his first maze 
at LVC in 1993. 

Janice A. GaNun '73 is managing 
editor of two magazines tor the elec- 
tric power industry at IEEE 
Magazines in Piscataway. X J 

Rebecca Harrell Hill '73 is a music 
teacher at Northpoint Elementary 
School in Granger, Ind. 

Lillian Lundin Lyndrup 73 is 

director of development and public 
relations at Westchester Academy in 
High Point. N.C. 

Robert W. Ratti, CFP 73 was re- 
elected as vice president tor the 
Delaware Valley Societv of Certified 
Financial Planners. 

Dr. Bonnie Seidel-Rogol '""3 is a 

research associate in the Rollins 

Summer 1Q9Q 

Research Center, department of bio- 
chemistry, at Emory University in 
Atlanta, Ga. 

Dr. Diane M. Scholler 73 was 
issued a patent in November 1998 
entitled, "Stain Resistent, 
Pigmented Nylon Fibers." 

Rev. Michael I. Alleman 74 is 
senior pastot at Grandview United 
Methodist Church in Lancaster, Pa. 

Cindy Grubb Condran 74 and her 
husband, Lee, are gospel musicians 
and songwriters. Their last six con- 
secutive songs have all placed on the 
national charts. 

Vicki L. Hackman M.D. 74 is a 
physician at the Berea Primary Care 
Clinic and the Berea Hospital in 
Berea, Ky. 

Rebecca Burtner Hein 74 is a 
third-grade teacher at Sharpsburg 
Elementary School in Hagerstown, 

Thomas J. Heiry, Ph.D. 74 is 
director of program evaluations lor 
the Dallas Public Schools in Texas. 

Jill Greenstein McDaniel 74 was 
promoted to field services superin- 
tendent for State Farm Insurance Co. 
in New York. 

Dr. Gary K. Smith 74 is senior 
investigator lor the department of 
molecular biochemistry at Glaxo 
Wellcome in Research Triangle 
Park, N.C. He and his wile Jane 
have one child, Abigail. 

Jenean M. Speck 74 retired trom 
teaching and now manages an apart- 
ment complex in Palmyra, Pa. 

Kevin J. Hartnett 75 is a psycholo- 
gist with South Western School 
District in Hanover, Pa. He also 
maintains a private practice in York, 

Timothy A. Knaub 75, along with 
his daughter and son, Hannah and 
Andrew, performed in the produc- 
tion of the Wizard of Oz at the Fulton 
Opera House in Lancaster, Pa. in 
December 1998. 

Brenda McClelland Messera 75 
and her husband, Ralph, have two 
children: Heather and Kelly. 

Cathy S. Rex 75 is the branch man- 
ager for Apna Healthcare in 
Hagerstown, Md. 

Laura Wysolovski 75 is executive 
director of the Monroe County Arts 
Council in Stroudsburg, Pa. 

J. Gary McDivitt 75 is a systems 
engineer for Electronic Data Systems 
in Camp Hill, Pa. 

Howard P. Scott 75 recently sang 
with Placido Domingo in Fedora 
with the Washington Opera. 

David A. Debus 76 is systems 
manager for ARAMARK Education- 
al Resources Inc. at their corporate 
headquarters in Golden, Colo. 

Called to Serve 

By Nancy Kettering Frye '80 

G. Edgar Hertzler '30 belongs to a new breed of nifty nonagenarians. Poised to celebrate the 66th 
anniversary of his ordination into the Christian ministry, he confesses that during his first year at 
United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, he "didn't really want to be a minister." Always an 
acrive participant in sports, a Lebanon Valley cheerleader for four years, and a mainstay of the LVC ten- 
nis team, this fun-loving, handsome, and very personable youth felt more drawn toward YMCA work. 

Hertzler happily recalls his pivotal, life-changing assignment during the Great Depression in the 
summer of 1931. "I was sent to a church where the preacher had left because they couldn't pay," he 
explains. "When I came, average attendance at the first service was five — at the second, nine. When I 
left, each service averaged more than 50." 

After that, Hertzler felt a genuine call to parish ministry, an answer to the prayers of his devout 
United Brethren parents. "Actually, I was prayed into the ministry," he says, recalling his Lancastet 
boyhood home. "My two older brothers and I slept on the third floor. Almost every night, I would 
hear my parents praying aloud, kneeling at their bed on the second floor, praying that one of their 
boys would be a minister." 

Since his older brothers had chosen business careers, Hertzler found himself headed for LVC aftet 
graduating from Lancaster Boys' High School in 1926. "It was the thing to do. We were good 
United Brethren church people and LVC was our United Brethren college. Besides, I was to be 
granted a scholatship/loan of $100 per year," he states. 

Hertzler recalls his introduction to LVC as "an exciting time." As a Bible and Greek major, his 
primary professor was the formidable G. Adolphus Richie, from whom he absorbed valuable lessons 
ot personal discipline as well as academic expertise. 

With his first charge at Ebenezer-Kochenderfer (1933-1937), Hertzler established his lifelong 
repuration as a "people's preacher," someone who truly cared for and ministered to the needs of peo- 
ple, but who also enjoyed preaching. "I preached from my heart, not from a manuscript," he 
explains. "Even today, people tell me they remember things I talked about long ago." 

He served 25 years at 29th Street United Methodist Church, Harrisburg, and also ar St. Paul 
UMC, Elizabethtown and at Otterbein UMC, Harrisburg. Honored with pastor emerirus status by 
29th Street UMC, he "retired" in 1973 only to serve an additional 25 years as chaplain/counselor for 
Neill Funeral Home, Paxtang. "I would still be working if not for my hearing problems, " says 
Hertzler, who misses the "people contact." 

He describes his 40 years of active ministry as "exciting and rewarding." Among his former 
parishioners, he numbers two women who became foreign missionaries and 12 men who became 
preachers, including two who went on to become professors at the Dayton seminary. 

Honored with a D.D. from Lebanon Valley in 1954, Hertzlet served as chaplain for the Masonic 
Homes in Elizabethtown and also introduced the concept of chaplain ministry at Harrisburg 
General Hospital. From 1945 to 1970, he was a trustee for Lebanon Valley. Still a "cheetleader" for 
both his college and his church, G. Edgar Hertzler is someone who clearly knows how to serve. 

Nancy Kettering Frye '80 is a Lebanon-based freelance writer. 

Dale H. Everhart '76 has been 
named executive director ot the 
Public School Employes' Retirement 
System of Pennsylvania (PSERS). 

Russel A. Miller '76 is a criminal 
justice teacher for the Lebanon 
County Career and Technology 
Center in Lebanon, Pa. 

Nelson J. Rudiak '76 is director of 
media and promotions tor Herb 

Phillipsons in Rome, N.Y. 

Luanne Byers Zabytko '76 is 
director of new products planning 
for Zeneca Pharmaceuticals in 
Wilmington, Del. 

David E. Calkins '77 is director of 
market channel development for 
Northern Telecom, Inc. in Texas. He 
and his wife, Karen, have two chil- 
dren: Christina and Julianna. 

Dr. Paul B. Eaken '77 is the super- 
intendent of the Bristol Borough 
School District located in Bucks 
County, Pa. 

Robert S. Frey M.A. 77 is the 
director ot knowledge management 
and proposal development for RS 
Information Systems, Inc. in Mclean, 
Va. The revised and expanded second 
edition of his book. Successful Proposal 


The Valley 

Strategies for Small Businesses, will be 
published in June. He has also con- 
tributed a chapter, "Is Objectivity 
Morally Defensible in Discussing the 
Holocaust?", in Harry James Cargas' 
book. Problems Unique to the Holocaust. 
He also had an article, "Leveraging 
Business Complexity in a Knowledge 
Economy," published in the Journal of 
Business in May. In August, he will 
be teaching a course at UCLA enti- 
tled, "Technical Proposal 
Management and Marketing Strategy 
to Win New Business." 

Thomas L. Hassinger 77 is a 
chemistry instructor at the 
University of Wisconsin at La 

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

Lyn Applegate Lewis '77 is direct- 
ing a sing-and-nng program lor 
children in grades three through six 
at Pleasant Valley United Methodist 
Church in Chantilly, Va. 

Brian W. Moody '77 and Deborah 
K. Seitz were married on June 6, 
1998. They have six children: 
Tiffany, Derek, Catherine, Rachel, 
Andrew and Philip. Brian is manag- 
er of product technologies for DSM 
Engineering Plastics in Evansville, 
Ind., where he is responsible for the 
development of thermoplastic 
polyamide compounds for automo- 
tive, electrical/electronic and con- 
sumer durable applications. 

Terre J. O'Kelly 77 and Steven P. 
Lewis were married on June 13, 

Deborah Starr Tuxhorn '77, a 
fifth-grade language arts teacher at 
the Hackettstown Middle School in 
New Jersey, is listed in Who's Who in 
American Educators. He was nominat- 
ed by a former student. 

Selene A. Wilson 77 has been pro- 
moted to manager of the Freehold, 
N.J. store of World of Science, Inc. 

Ronald R. Afflebach 78 is director 
of human resources for Zeus 
Industrial Products, Inc., 
Orangeburg, S.C. He and his wife, 
Susan, have four children: Knsten, 
Kathryn, Amanda and Elizabeth. 

Dr. Charles H. Blevins 78 is man- 
ager for new product planning at 
Lifescan in Milpitas, Calif. 

Carol Gieser Cunningham 78 is a 
teacher tor Westminster Nursery 
School in Berkeley Heights, N.J. She 
and her husband, Lawrence, have 
two children: Brian and Andrew, 

Curtis R. Long 78 is the prothono- 
tary of Cumberland County. 
Pennsylvania. He began his four-year 
term in January 1998. 

Evan T. Shourds Jr. 78 coached his 
Conemaugh Township (Pa.) junior 
high boy's soccer ream (17-2) to win 
the championship of the Somerset 
Fall Classic. 

Richard J. Allen 79 and his wife, 
Loretta, welcomed daughter Amy in 
October 1998. They also have a 
daughter, Rachel. 

Nancy Down 79 is a cataloger 
and reference librarian at the 
Popular Culture Library, Bowling 
Green State University Libraries, 
in Ohio. 

Peter C. Emmons 79 is a medical 
technologist tor Dartmouth 
Hitchcock Medical Center in 
Lebanon, N.H. 

Douglas S. Graham 79 is vice 
president in corporate lending at the 
Howard Bank in Burlington, Vt. He 
and his wife, Susan, have two chil- 

Deborah Margolf Jenks 79 is the 
organist tor the First Presbyterian 
Church in Northport, N.Y. 

Alfred E. Maree Jr. 79 is a sales 
associate tor Prudential Securities in 
Wyomissing, Pa. He and Ann Mane 
Everson were married on May 18, 

Si M. Pham M.D. 79 is chief of the 
cardiopulmonary transplant section, 
division of cardiothoracic surgery, at 
the LJmversity ot Miami School of 
Medicine, Jackson Memorial 
Hospital in Miami, Fla. 

Kenneth C. Reichmann 79 is a 

principal technical staff member tor 
AT&T Labs-Research in Red Bank, 
N J. He and his wife, Carol, have 
two children: Lisa and David 

Melinda Manwiller Rentz 79 is 
choral director at Boyertown (Pa.) 
Junior High School, and the director 
of music at Cavalry Lutheran Church 
in Shillington. 

John M. Sultzbaugh 79 has been 
promoted to engineering manager at 
Hauck Manufacturing Company in 
Lebanon, Pa. 

David W. Swartz 79 and his wife, 
Martha, have two children: 
Samantha and Emma. 


Peter R. Gower '80 is director ot 
international business development 
tor Bennger Wine Estates in Napa, 
Calif. He and his wife, Montse, have 
three children: Christopher, Ryan 
and laki 

Elizabeth Steele Horbal '80 is an 
elementarv guidance counselor for 
the Eastern Lancaster County School 
District in New Holland. Pa. She 

has three children: Andrew, Meghan 
and Kristoter. 

Dr. Elaine Katz Meils '80 is the 
curriculum coordinator with the 
magnet program of Pinellas County 
Schools in Florida. She writes and 
develops curriculum in the area of 
global studies tor the Melrose 
Elementary and John Hopkins 
Middle Schools' communication 
magnet programs. In December 
1998, she was credited by Miss 
Florida, Lissette Gonzalez, as being 
a role model. Elaine was Ms. 
Gonzalez's fifth-grade music teacher. 

Thomas A. Nussbaum '80 has 
been promoted to vice president of 
trust sales for Eastern Bank & Trust 
Co. in Maiden, NJ. 

Brenda J. Reigle '80 is eastern 
regional curator for the Pennsylvania 
Historical and Museum Commission 
in Fort Washington, Pa. 

Bonita Bomgardner Badger '81 is 
a legal assistant at the law firm ot 
Phillips, Lytle, Hitchcock, Blaine & 
Huber LLP in Buffalo, N.Y. 

Barbara Cooper Bair '8 1 is a music 
teacher at John Carroll School in Bel 
Air, Md 

Nancy Cowan Berlin '81 is confer- 
ence coordinator for Pasha 
Publications in Houston, Texas. 

Caren Callahan '81, an attorney in 
California, received a master ot laws- 
taxation degree in 1998 from the 
Washington School ot Law in Sandy, 

Elizabeth Scott Confessore '81 is a 
music teacher and band and choral 
director tor the Harrison Board of 
Education in Harrison, N.J. 

Janine R. Maletsky '81 received the 
Pompton Lakes 1998 Teacher of the 
Year award for Lakeside School in 
New Jersey and the 1998 
Outstanding Educator Award tor 
technology teacher training from the 
New Jersey Educational Computing 

Susan Gunn McGuire '81 earned a 
private pilot's license. She enjoys liv- 
ing around the country visiting fam- 
ily and friends with her husband 
Dave, who is also a pilot. 

Dr. Daniel K. Meyer '81 is a 
Fellow, Infectious Diseases, at the 
University ot Pennsylvania School ot 
Medicine, where he is also an assis- 
tant instructor. 

Steven R. Miller Esq. 'SI is a law 
librarian at Northwestern University 
School ot Law and a teacher of com- 
puter-assisted research and advanced 
legal research. He is pursuing a mas- 
ter's in information technology 
degree at Northwestern University 
School ot Engineering and Applied 
Science in Evanston. Ill 

Regina A. Parkison '81 is an 
elementary music teacher for the 
Palmyra School District in 
Palmyra, Pa. 

Dr. Kathy M. Robinson '81 
received the 1998 Dr. Rocco Carzo 
Jr. Award for Excellence in 
Teaching. She is an assistant profes- 
sor of music education at Temple 
University in Philadelphia, Pa., 
where she teaches elementary music 
methods, world musics, graduate 
music education courses and super- 
vises student teachers. Along with 
the Philadelphia Boys Choir and 
Temple University, she has devel- 
oped and co-directs the Kimberly 
Project, a music 

teaching learning cultural exchange 
program which sends Temple gradu- 
ate music students to teach in 
schools in Kimberly. South Africa. 
She has studied Ghanaian drumming 
and dance at the institute of African 
Studies at the University ot Ghana, 
Legon and has conducted research 
into Ghanaian and South African 
children's game songs. She has led 
multicultural music education work- 
shops in the U.S. as well as the 
Netherlands and the Republic of 
South Africa. As a mezzo-soprano, 
her recent performances, among oth- 
ers, include Handel's Messiah with 
the Harlem Festival Orchestra, 
Mendelssohn's Ehjiah with 
Philadelphia's Mendelssohn Club, 
and a leading role in the 
Philadelphia and New York pre- 
mieres ot Matthew Greenbaum s 
opera, Ovidiana, 

Jill Shaffer Swanson '81 has begun 
her own business. Special Pro|ects 
Marketing, backing professional 
speakers and consulting in the con- 
venience store industry. 

Linda Texter Behler '82 and her 
husband, Marlin, welcomed son 
Daniel Lee on February 28, 1999 
Thev also have a daughter, Andrea. 

Daryl L. Boltz '82 is assistant vice 
president tor Hartford International 
in Hartford, Conn. He and his wife, 
Brigitte Hansen Boltz '81. have 
two children: Nicholas and Joshua. 

Vicki Lynn Case '82 is a middle 
school music teacher u<r the 
Gloucester Township Board ot 
Education in Blackwood, N.J. She 
has one son, Stephen. 

Charles J. Fischer Jr. '82 is a spe- 
cial education teachet at Manchester 
Regional High School in Halc-d^n. 
N.J. He is also an assistant football 
coach at William Peterson 
University in Wagner. NJ. 

Rev. Carolyn Winfrey Gillette '82 

and her husband are co-pastors of the 
First Presbyterian Church in 
Pitman, NJ. She writes hymns, 
three ot which have been published 
in the national magazine. The 

Summer 1999 

Presbyterian Outlook, another one was 
published in an Episcopal magazine. 
and one was translated into Japanese 
for a Roman Catholic publication in 
Japan. Congregations all over the 
United States have sung one of her 
hymns as part ot special appeals to 
help the victims of Hurricane Mitch 
in Honduras. 

Glenn A. Hoffman '82 is a senior 
business systems analyst tor 
Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. He 
and his wife, Laura, welcomed son 
Jeremy Scott on March 12, 1998. 

Rev. Edward C. Malesic '82 is a 

canonical consultant tor the Roman 
Catholic Diocese of Harnsburg, Pa. 

Michael O. Prinsen '82, a database 
administrator tor the city ot 
Colorado Springs, Colo., and his 
wite, Sherri Becker Prinsen '84, a 
programmer analyst for the city, are 
both pursuing master in computer 
science degrees at the University of 
Colorado. They welcomed a daugh- 
ter, Taylore Marie, on December 5, 

David E. Ramage '82 and his wite, 
Diane Detwiler Ramage '85, wel- 
comed daughter Emily on February 
24, 1999- They also have two other 
children: Matthew and Laura. 

Andrea Crudo Stark '82 and her 

husband, Albert, have three chil- 
dren: Benjamin, Lauren and Adam. 

Steven M. Troy 82 is a director of 
clinical pharmacokinetics tor Wyeth- 
Ayerst research in Radnor, Pa. 

Timothy J. Wolf '82 is a school 
administrator tor Calvary Temple 
Christian Academy in Philadelphia, 
Pa. He and his wife, Donna, have 
two children: Nathan and Joshua. 

David P. Beppler '83 is a customer 
service representative for 

Commonwealth Bank in Sinking 
Springs, Pa. He and his wite, Jan 
Smith Beppler '84, a staff nurse 
and CPR instructor for Fulton 
County Medical Center in 
McConnellsburg, have two children: 
Jenna and Wesley. 

Mary DeHaven Cahill '83 is a sys- 
tems consultant-development for 
Met Life in Clarks Summit, Pa. She 
has two children: Megan and 

Dr. Debra Sue Egolf '83 is chair of 

the department ot chemistry at 
Marietta College in Ohio. 

Michael J. Gallagher '83, M'93, an 
assistant protessor of accounting at 
Defiance College in northwest Ohio, 
received a doctorate of philosophy, 
majoring in higher education with 
an emphasis in accounting, from the 
University of Toledo in December 
1998. He and his wife, Karen, have 
three children: Katie, Michael and 

Andrea I. Goodman '83 is senior 
information specialist for 
Cornerstone Research in Cambridge, 

Susan Brewer Macke '83 was pro- 
moted to vice president ot sales tor 
Motorola in Boynton Beach, Fla. She 
and her husband, Bill, have one 

daughter, Kristin. 

Bonnie Davenport Orlowski '83 is 
a partner with Conrad M. Siegel, 
Inc. in Harnsburg, Pa. She and her 
husband, Michael, have three chil- 
dren: Gregory, Anne and Katherine. 

Christopher L. Palmer '83 is a 
senior programmer/analyst for 
Educators Mutual Lite Insurance Co. 
in Lancaster, Pa. He and his wife, 
Susan Thompson Palmer '84, have 
two children: Edward and Maxfield. 

Raymond R. Rose '83 competed in 
his first marathon, the Marine Corps 
Marathon in Washington, D.C., on 
October 25, 1998. 

Debra Decker Ward '83 was pro- 
moted to director of the retail moni- 
tor program at PSI Global in Tampa, 
Fla. She and her husband, Evan, have 
two daughters: Rheanna and 

Rev. Viking E. Dietrich '84, work- 
ing with the World Lutheran 
Federation missions in Senegal, 
West Africa, and his wife, Marissa 
Neville Dietrich '84, a teacher at 
the American Embassy school, wel- 
comed son Isaac on March 29, 1998. 
They have two other children: Eoin 
and Bronwen. 

David M. Frye '84 is director of 
communications for Martin Luther 
Home Society, Inc. in Lincoln, Neb. 
He and his wife, Anne, have two 
children: Benjamin and Tara. 

Dr. Ann Buchman Orth '84 is 

group leader of directed basic 
research for American Cyanamid Co. 
in Princeton, NJ. She and her hus- 
band, Charles, have three children: 
James, Joseph and Rosalie. 

Dr. Lori Wagner '84 is assistant 
protessor of German and English at 
Ehzabethtown College. She has two 
children: Melissa and Laura. 

Mark F. Wagner '84 teaches music 
at Manheim Township High School. 
He and his wite. Bethanie, have two 
children: Austin and Paige. 

Leslie Gilmore Webster '84 and 

her husband, Stuart, have three chil- 
dren: Lauren, Jenna and Rachel. 

Janet Brown Weisman '84 is mar- 
ket manager tor the American Red 
Cross, Metro Atlanta Chapter, 
Decater, Ga. 

Beth Ann Blauch Border '85 is a 
homemaker. She and her husband, 
K. Scott, have two children: 
Nicholas and Luke. The family 
recently relocated to Gilbert, Ariz. 

Robert A. DiRico '85 is an actuari- 
al consultant for Price Waterhouse 
Coopets in Chesterbrook, Pa. He and 
his wite, Wendy Carter DiRico '85, 
have three children: Erica, Tori and 

Angela Green Gockley '85 is a 
high school science teacher for the 
City of Btidgeport Board of 
Education in Connecticut. Her hus- 
band, Brian D. Gockley '85, is pro- 
gram manager for Groundwork 
Bridgeport where he is currently 
launching one of three pilot pro- 
grams in the United States on behalf 
ot the National Patk Service, assist- 
ing urban community groups with 
improving their open space and 
recreational facilities. They have two 
children: Alyssa and David. 

Charles E. Harbach '85 and his 

wife, Cindy, have one daughter, Tory. 

G. Carl Muller '85 is the economic 
development specialist for the 
Pennsylvania Department of 


Elizabeth Gross Swartz '85 is 
gallery director at Montana Trails 
Gallery in Bozeman, Mo. She and 
her husband, Bentley, have one son, 

Rebecca Rotz Week '85 and her 
husband, Robert A. Week '86, have 
twin sons, Matthew and Alexander. 

Maria Montesano Boyer '86, a free- 
lance editor and writer in Hershey, 
Pa., and her husband, David, wel- 
comed son Joseph Saveno on January 
26, 1999- 

Jennifer Deardortt Atkinson '86 
is a chemistry teacher at Waynesboro 
Area School District in Waynesboro, 
Pa. She and her husband, Chad, wel- 
comed son Jake Hanland on June 3, 
1998, They have three other chil- 
dren: Kaitlin, Mackenzie and John. 

Donna Kubik Evans '86, vice pres- 
ident of Evans Associates 
International, and her husband, John 
have five children: Martin, John 
Robert, Brandon, Katelyn and Erin. 
They have relocated to New York to 
expand their international market- 
ing business. 

Jane A. Hepler '86 is serving as the 
president of the Lebanon County 
Education Council and chair ot 
PSEA's Intergrap Relations 

Sharon M. Jackson '86 was pro- 
moted to head nurse at Wernersville 
State Hospital in Wernersville. Pa. 

Dianna Carr Joseph '86 is a clinical 
specialist and occupational therapist 
for Voorhees Pediatric Health 
System in Marlton, N.J. She is the 
clinical supervisor and student field- 
work coordinator for the occupation- 
al therapy department. She also pro- 
vides occupational therapy services 

to the community parochial and 
public schools and the outpatient 
department of the Voorhees 
Pediatric Rehabilitation Hospital. 

Kimberly Pearl Keene '86 and her 
husband, Ned, welcomed son 
Garreth Christian on July 4, 1998. 

D. Scott Pontz '86 is a senior con- 
sultant for Heller, Blosky and 
Dabagian, PC. accountants and 
management consultants in 
Nornstown, Pa. His wife. Dawn 
Shantz Pontz '90, works in the 
afternoon day care program at the 
Phoenixville area YMCA. They have 
two children: David and Erin 

Martha S. Sipe '86 was ordained to 
the ministry in the Evangelical 
Lutheran Church ot America. She is 
the pastor of St. Peter's Lutheran 
Church in Easton, Pa. 

Jeffrey P. Snyder '86 is district sales 
manager for Hubbell Premium 
Wiring in Stonington, Conn. He 
and his wife, Para, have tour chil- 
dren: Blake, Paul, Tristin and 

Susan Stetfy Stockwell '86 works 

for the Pennsylvania Department ot 
Public Welfare Childline. 

Denise Mastovich Whitford '86, 

assistant vice president tor Savings 
Bank of Manchester in Windsor, 
Conn., and her husband, Leonard 

E. Whitford Jr. '85, welcomed 
daughter Mattea Marie on February 
19, 1998. They also have a son, 

James F. Arnold '87 is a fellow in 
plastic and reconstructive surgery at 
the Medical College of Wisconsin 
affiliated hospitals in Milwaukee. 

Kathleen Hogan Bajor '87 and her 
husband, Ron, welcomed son Justin 
Patrick on December 10, 1997. 

Stephanie Butter Gundermann 
'87, senior clinical quality assurance 
auditor tor Merck & Co., Inc. in 
Wesr Point, Pa., and her husband, 
Raimond, welcomed daughter Tresa 
Renate on August 20, 1998. 

Elena Sicignano Hamm '87 is a 
private contracting occupational 
therapist. Her husband, Douglas 
Hamm '88, is a senior application 
expert tor Hyperion Solutions in 
Stamford, Conn. They have three 
children: Emilie, Scott and Raechel. 

Melissa Mover Hipps '87 and her 
husband, John, welcomed son Alton 
Lloyd on August 14, 1998. 

Dr. Ross C. Hoffman '87 is a senior 
scientist for Zymo Genetics, Inc. in 
Seattle, Wash. 

Dr. Robert J. Lloyd '87 is a general 
surgeon in eastern Tennessee. He and 
his wife, Lisa, have two children: 
Jamie and Stephanie. 


The Valley 

In a Field of Her Own 

By Robert J. Smith 

Dr. Helen Ross Russell '43 has always had teaching in her blood. 

"When I was eight years old," Russell recalls, "I was writing books for my dolls and 'teaching' 
them. I'd give them an assignment in the morning and come home at noon and correct it, then give 
them a new assignment. My mother always said I was a strange daughter because I just didn't play 
with dolls the way she had." 

However, Russell, a nationally respected teacher and author, knew her calling in lite. 

"I always wanted to teach," she says. "My first expressed goal in lite was to be a kindergarten 

Thac early desire blossomed and eventually brought Russell to Lebanon Valley College where she 
graduated with a bachelor's degree in science. (Earlier, she had earned a teaching certificate from 
West Chester State College and taught at Harding Junior High in Lebanon). Under the guidance of 
Drs. Andrew Bender and Samuel Denckson at LVC, Russell was prepared well to pursue a Ph.D. in 
environmental science at Cornell University, which she earned in 1949. 

Although she subsequently taught all levels ot students — from kindergarten to college — 
throughout her career Russell has hearkened back to a childhood fascination with nature. That 
fascination led her to develop nature field trips, particularly for children in the inner city in New- 

"I taught in all the boroughs, mostly in the Bronx," Russell says. "Once, when I was in Queens, I 
told another teacher, 'You can take the students to watch a bird build a nest.' She said 'We don't have 
any birds in Queens.' But I took her right out in front of her building whete there was a robin's nest. 
They're fairly common in the city — they tolerate people." 

Russell made perhaps her greatest impact when she committed her field trip ideas to paper. 

"I wrote a book for the volunteers I trained to take the kids out on field trips," she explains. 
"Several years later, Doubleday approached me to write a book on teaching the environment in the 
city. I told them I didn't want to do that, but I'd had an idea to do a book on field trips. I showed 
them what I'd written for my volunteers, and they gave me the go-ahead to expound on that." 

The result was Ten-Minute Field Trips, her best-known work. The book, one of 16 she has written, 
was first published in 19 7 3, and reprinted in 1991, and is still cited by educators and naturalisrs 
alike as one of the finest texts for teachets who want to expose kids to nature without leaving the 
schoolyard. The book was recently translated into Russian at the behest of the Institute for Soviet- 
American Relations, who will distribute it to schools in Russia to start environmental programs. In 
1983, she was a consultant for a TV series in England and Scandinavia called "Nature in the City." 

Russell, at age 84, shows no signs of slowing down. In 1997, she was named Nature Educator ot 
the Year by the Roger Tory Peterson Institute and she continues to be on call to lecture at the 
American Museum ot Natural History in New York. Last month, she received an Alumni Association 
Citation from Lebanon Valley (the college had also awarded her an honorary doctorate in 1973). She 
and her husband. Bob, divide their time between homes in Jersey City, NJ and Mverstown. PA, and 
regularly give programs on nature and on Native American history, cooking and culture. 

"I've lived an exciting life," she says, "but there's always more to do. There's always more to 

Robert J. Smith is a Palmyra-based freelance writer. 

David C. Miller 'S -7 is a consulting 
actuary tor Actuarial Science 
Associates in Somerset, NJ. He and 
his wire, Joanne, have three children: 
Lindsev. Brandon and Lisa. 

Laurie Sava Mueller '87 is the chil- 
dren's choir director at St. Andrew's 
Lutheran Church in Smithtown, 
N.Y, and teaches Kindermusik and 
piano. She and her husband. 
William, welcomed son Jonathan on 

May -t, 1998. They also have a son. 

Sharon DeBoer Porter '87 is a 
clinical data management project 
leader tor Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. 
working on infectious disease clini- 

cal crials. She received a master of 
business administration degree with 
a concentration in information sys- 
tems from Quinnipiac College, 
Hamden, Conn, in January 1998. 

James W. Reilly '87 teaches seventh 
grade social studies at E. T. 
Richardson Middle School in 
Springfield, Pa. 

Robert C. Rogers '87 is an account 
executive for TVC Inc. in Houston. 

Timothy C. Stoner '87 is a senior 
research scientist with the New York 
State Center tor Advanced Thin 
Film Technology at the University of 

Theodore D. Brosius '88 is a part- 
ner at Boles Grove & Metzger, CPA 
in Harnsburg, Pa. He and his wife. 
Deb. have two children: Rachel and 

Micky A. Hohl '88 is a school-based 
therapist tor the Center for Mental 
Health of Boulder County in 
Boulder, Colo. 

Mariann Lamoreux '88 is a sev- 
enth- and eighth-grade math and 
computer teacher tor the Bangor 
Area School District in Bangor. Pa. 

Rebecca R. Long. M.D. '88 com- 
pleted hef residency at Chestnut 
Hill Hospital in Philadelphia. She is 
a family medical practitioner tor the 
Penn State Geisinger Health System 
in Palmvra, Pa tocusing on women's 
health issues, including obstetrics. 

Lissa Jennings Nelson '88 is an 
associate chemist for Abbott 
Laboratories in Abbott Park. 111. 

Man.' Giannini Plummer '88 is a 

second-grade teacher in the Wilson 
School District. Pa. She is also a 
board member ot the Delaware 
Valley Golden Retriever Rescue. Inc. 
Her husband, John P. Plummer 
'88. is selt-employed as a franchise 
owner operator 

David J. Sekula '88 is a lab manag- 
er in the pharmacology and toxicolo- 
gy department at Dartmouth 
Medical School in New Hampshire. 

Jeane Weidner Serrian "88 is 
developing an after-school tutoring 
program at her church in Alabama. 
Future plans are to include a pre- 
school program 

Paul J. Walsh '8S is regional super- 
visor tor customer service at 
Amersham Pharmacia Biotech. Inc. 
in Piscataway. NJ. 

Roselvne Trubilla Watkins '88 is a 
psychology intern at Friends 
Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. 

Deana M. Crumbling '89. an envi- 
ronmental scientist with the U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, 
has been awarded the Bronze Medal 
for Commendable Service to the 

Summer 1999 29 



Bruce A. Dissinger '86, January 3, 
1999. A navy veteran of Vietnam, he 
was the quality assurance manager 
for Gimpel Corp., Langhorne. Pa. 

To a 
who generic 
the 98-99 


al Fund 

Elizabeth A. Ebersole '89 is a 
Spanish teacher for the Annville- 
Cleona School District, Annville, Pa. 
She has four children: Isaac, Clare, 

Andrew and Amanda. 

Regina Santus Ferruzza '89 and J. 
Stephen Ferruzza '90 welcomed 
daughter Lucy Ann on July 1 3, 

Linda Foerster Gardner '89, a 
Pennsylvania Management Intern 
Class of 1998-99 for the 
Commonwealth ot Pennsylvania, 
received a master in public adminis- 
tration degree from the University of 
Oklahoma in May 1998, while she 
was stationed in Seoul, South Korea. 
She is a member of Pi Alpha Alpha, 
the national honor society for public 
affairs and administration. 

Elizabeth Shepler Gingrich '89, 
M'92 is an accountant with AMP, 
Inc., Harrisburg, Pa. She and her 
husband, Douglas, have two chil- 
dren: Katelyn and Madeline. 

Lori A. Stortz Heverly '89 was pro- 
moted to manager, large group field 
support, at Guardian Lile Insurance 
Company of America in Bethlehem, 
Pa. She and her husband, Steve, have 
two daughters: Megan and Taylor 

Doreen Simmons Kepple '89 and 
her husband. Jason, welcomed 
daughter Julia Felicity on July 12, 

Melissa Haunton Kreps '89 is the 
corporate trainer/customer service 
manager for Kaye Personnel, Inc. in 
Cherry Hill, N.J. She and her hus- 
band, Stephen, welcomed son Jared 
Alexander on August 29, 1997 and 
son Tyler Jamison on November 22, 

Renee Schuchart Lopez '89 relo- 
cated to Okinawa, Japan with her 
husband and son. 

Marie Ellen Shott McGee '89 was 
promoted to divisional direcror vice 
president of Salomon Smith Barney 
in Sherman Oaks, Calif. She travels 
throughout the United States speak- 
ing on asser management. 

Kenneth W. Miller '89 is a social 
services technician with Georgia 
Mountains Community Services in 
Clarkesville, Ga. and a beekeeper. 
He and Bobbi Jo Imbrogno were 
married in Miller Chapel on July 11, 

Carl W. Mohler Jr. '89 is a cost 
accountant for Norwood Industries 
in Pennsylvania. He is pursuing a 
master ot business administration 
degree at Lasalle University. 

Laurie A. Mutz '89, a biologist fot 
the Army Corps of Engineers, 
Philadelphia Disttict, and John 
Brundage were married on July 10, 

Dr. David P. Myers '89 and his 

wife, Nancy, welcomed daughter 
Natalie on December 19, 1998. 
Andrew H. Potter '89 is head of 
sales at Rem Tek, a chemical dispos- 
al company, in Lewisberry, Pa. 

Michael J. Pullman '89. an SAP 
consultant for Elf Atochem North 
America, Inc. in Philadelphia. Pa., 
and Carol Lenio were married May 
17, 1997. 

Tracy S. Shank '89 is assistant prin- 
cipal for Donegal High School in 
Lancaster County, Pa. 

William W. Snelling '89 is a music 
teacher for the Antietam School 
District in Pennsylvania. He and his 
wife, Deanne Lynn Kesak, have two 
children: Brian and Emma. 

George V. Stockburger V '89 is 
president of Stockburger Chrysler 
and Stockburger Chevrolet in 
Newton, Pa. He and his wife, Kim 
M. Weisser Stockburger '89, have 
two children: George VI and 

Marjorie Haak Ulrich '89 and her 
husband, David, have two children: 
Tyler and Ryan. 

Janelle Klunk Walter '89 is a Care 
Lab Manager tor Hanover Care Plus. 
She and her husband, Christopher, 
have rwo children: Caitlin and Jonas. 


Scott A. Barlup '90 is an account 
executive for Capital Blue Cross 
where he markets Blue Cross/Blue 
Shield health care plans to compa- 

Paul J. Bruder Esq. '90 is an asso- 
ciate in the specialty litigation 
department for the law firm of 
Rhoads & Sinon LLP where he prac- 
tices environmental litigation and 
counseling. Prior to joining the 
Harrisburg, Pa. law firm, he was an 
attorney with the Pennsylvania 
Department of Environmental 
Protection for three years. 

James M. Carroll '90 is logistics 
manager at Airgas Direct Industtial 
in Bristol. Pa. 

Robert M. Crow 1 III '90 is a fitness 
instructor at Btandyw'ine Hospital in 
Pennsylvania. He and his wife, 
Kecia, have one son, Zachary. 

Kevin B. Dempsey '90 is director 
of children's alcohol programs for 
the Jefferson Alcohol and Drug 
Abuse Center in Louisville, Ky. He 
is completing his final year of 
coursework for a doctorate in psy- 
chology at Spalding University. 

Brian L. Engle '90 is a charging 
specialist at Carpenter Technology 
Corporation in Reading, Pa. He and 
his wife, Doreen, have three chil- 
dren: Keenan, Lauren and Caleb. 

Laura Judd Gingrich '90 and her 
husband, Shawn M. Gingrich '90, 
welcomed son Peter Michael on 
March 16, 1999. Laura is a kinder- 
garren and reading recovery teacher 
in rhe Conewago Valley School 
District in New Oxford, Pa. Shawn 
is minister of music at Emmanuel 
United Church of Christ in Hanover. 
Pa., where he also teaches 

Erica A. Habel '90 is a compliance 
officer for Faulding/Purepac in 
Elizabeth, N.J. 

Linda M. Hepler '90 is a district 
operations specialist for the 
Pennsylvania House ot 

Diane Capece Hertzog '90 received 
a master's ot education degree in 
teaching and curriculum trom Penn 
State University She is a teacher in 
the South Western School District in 

Todd A. Hess '90 opened his own 
CPA firm in Richland, Pa. 

Rachel Snyder Hills '90 and her 
husband, Christopher R. Hills '91, 

welcomed son Zachary Aaron on 
August 14, 1998. 

Lori Dewald Humbert '90 and hef 
husband, Thomas, have two chil- 
dren: Christopher and Danielle. 

Jennifer Nauman Johnson '90 and 
her husband, William, welcomed 
son Samuel Charles on August 1 1 , 
1998. They have two other children: 
Katelyn and Shannon. 

Scott A. Richardson '90 received 
the Middle States Council fot the 
Social Studies Teacher to Teachet 
grant, an award given in recognition 
of work with students and imagina- 
tive classroom projects. 

Bradley A. Rinehimer '90 and his 
wife, Nancy Lex Rinehimer '93, 
have two children: Joshua and Tyler. 

Sheree L. Rybak Ph.D. '90 !S a 

technical consultant for the intellec- 
tual property law firm of Klarquist 
Sparkman Campbell Leigh & 
Whinston in Portland, Ore. 

Kristen Brandt Scharf '90 and her 
husband, David, welcomed daughter 
Kallista Elaine on January 26, 1999- 

Daryl M. Stump '90 is a personnel/ 
warranr officer in the U. S. Army. 
He and his wife, Jennifer, have three 
children: Ashley, Danielle and 

William J. Woland Jr. '90 is an 
account representative for RPS, Inc. 
in Williamsport, Pa. 

Carla Myers Coomer '91 is an 
accountant for Bayer Corporation in 
Myerstown, Pa. 

John M. Diller '91 is an account 
representative for MerLife. 

Amy E. Earhart '91 is a graduate 
assistant in the English department 
at Texas A&M University. 

Mark Evans '91 is the classified 
advertising manager for The 
Trentonian, a daily newspaper in 
Trenton, N.J. He and Annette M. 
Weaver were married in Palmyra, 
Pa. on July 27, 1998. 

Angela A. Fracalossi '91 is a self- 
employed real estate agent in 
Elysburg, Pa. 

Andrew C. Hildebrand CPA, J.D. 
'91 is an associate accountant spe- 
cializing in forensic accounting and 
business valuations at Herbein & 
Company in Reading, Pa. 

Eric Howson M'91 and his 

wife, Wendy Durham Howson '91, 

welcomed son David Andrew on 
January 24, 1999- They have rwo 
other children: Mark and Timothy. 
Eric is a software trainer for Shared 
Medical Sysrems in Malvern, Pa. and 
Wendy home-schools their children. 


The Valley 

Kevin T. Kalb '91 is senior accoun- 
tant for FMC Corporation in 
Philadelphia, Pa. He and his wife, 
Erika, welcomed son Kevin 
Theodore Jr. on July 31, 1998. They 
also have a daughter, Meredith. 

Jennifer Devine Marx '91 is a reg- 
istered nurse at Reading (Pa.) 
Hospital and Medical Center. Her 
husband, Joseph A. Marx '93, is co- 
owner and vice president of 2M 
Information Systems, Inc., a com- 
puter software company, in 
Birdsboro, Pa. 

Michael J. Slechta '91 and his wife, 
Dina Lintzenberger Slechta '91, 
have two children: Theodore and 

I l.m\ 

Robert M. White '91, '97 is a sec- 
ond-grade teacher in the Cornwall- 
Lebanon School District, Lebanon, 
Pa. He and his wife, Rebecca, wel- 
comed a son, Benjamin Michael, on 
May 19, 1998. 

Dr. Joseph Alia '92, will begin pri- 
vate practice in Tempe and 
Chandler, Ariz., following his 1999 
graduation as chief resident of family 
practice in Tempe. 

Michelle Brailsford Ambrose '92 
is a captain in the LInited States Air 
Force stationed at Wright-Patterson 
Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, where 
she is a psychology resident. 

Dr. Kristen L. Boeshore '92 
received a Ph.D. in neuroscience 
from Case Western Reserve 
University, Cleveland, Ohio. Her 
dissertation was titled, "Neuronal 
Heterogeneity of Trk Receptor 
Function." She has accepted a post- 
doctoral research associateship in the 
Department of Neuroscience at Case 
Western, where she will study 
peripheral nerve regeneration. 

John C. Bowerman '92 has been 
promoted to policy analyst tor mar- 
keting relations in the Corporate 
Planning and Policy Analysis Unit of 
Capital Blue Cross in Harnsburg, Pa. 

Nicole Grove Brubaker '92 and 
her husband, Timothy, welcomed 
daughter Kira on October 22, 1998. 

John Consugar '92 is an accountant 
for United Metal Receptacle 
Corporation in Pottsville, Pa. He 
and his wife, Robyn, have one 
daughter, Rebecca. 

Amy Hutton Cousins '92 and her 
husband, Al, have one daughter. 

Antoinette "Toni" Davis '92 is a 
network administrator for the West 
Texas A&M University Plains 
Panhandle Museum. 

Dr. Sheryl Drake '92, an associate 
doctor in Harnsburg, Pa., is work- 
ing towards a master's in nutrition 
degree at the University of 
Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Conn. 

Dr. Christopher S. Esh '92 is an 
optometrist for Lenscrafters in the 
Central Pennsylvania area. 

David W. Esh '92 received his 
Ph.D. from Penn State LIniversitv in 
December 1998. 

Julie L. Frederick '92, an account 
analyst for Efector, Inc. in Exton, 
Pa., married Robert M. Trabbold on 
August 22, 1998. 

Gregory A. High '92 is director of 
development for High Hotels, Ltd., 
an affiliate of High Industries, Inc., 
located in Lancaster, Pa. He is 
involved in the identification and 
acquisition of sites for new hotels 
and the acquisition of existing hotels 
in the Mid-Atlantic states. 

David E. Holden '92 received a 
master in psychology degree from 
Kutztown L'niversity in 1997 and 
retired from the Army in 1998. He 
is an adjunct professor for Lebanon 
Valley College-Lancaster Center and 
Penn State University at both the 
Middletown and Schuylkill campus- 
es. He also works in continuing edu- 
cation at the Harnsburg Campus of 
Penn State University. 

Tara J. Hottenstein '92 is a library 
assistant at the University of Georgia 
in Athens, Ga. 

John G. Jewell '92 received a Ph.D. 
in experimental psychology from 
Kent State University. He is a post- 
doctoral research fellow at the 
University of Pennsylvania School of 
Medicine in Philadelphia. He and 
Margaret Perry were married on 
October 10, 1998. 

Erika Allen Jucewicz '92, a teacher 
in the Upper Moreland School 
District in Souderton, Pa., and her 
husband, Thomas, welcomed daugh- 
ter Mikayla Maria on July 28. 1998. 

Brad W. Kintzer '92 is store man- 
ager for Tandy Corporation dt the 
Radio Shack in the Fairgrounds 
Square Mall in Reading, Pa. 

Christopher M. Kline '92 is retail 
store manager for Transworld 
Entertainment Corporation at The 

Wall in Albany, N.Y. 

Michelle Smith Moore '92, a case 
manager for Chase Brexton Health 
Services in Baltimore, Md., received 
her master in social work degree 
from the University of Maryland at 

Leon J. Motz '92, a counselor for 
Laureate Psychiatric Hospital in 
Oklahoma, and Nicole Vacula were 
married on November 28, 1998 in 
Montego Bay. Jamacia. 

Diana Cook Musser '92 received a 
master's in elementary education 
from Kutztown (Pa.) LIniversity. 

Philip J. Nourie '92 is a financial 
consultant at Ruder-Finn in 
Manhattan, N.Y. He also acts and 

Join Our 
New England Literary Tour 

September 13-16, 1999 

Join your fellow alumni on an exciting New England 
literary tour that takes you to the homes and haunts of some 
of America s most famous literati — including Nathanial 
Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mark 
Twain and the Alcott sisters. 

Tour highlights include a specially -arranged one-woman 
performance byJanTurnquist, who will portray Louisa May 
Alcott, and a special tour ofWalden Pond. Dr. Arthur Ford '59, 
Lebanon Valley English professor, will accompany the tour and 
lecture on the writers and their works. 

Your tour package includes three nights lodging, room tax, 
luggage handling, some meals and admissions fees to historic 
homes and sites. 

Please call the Alumni Office now (1-800- ALUM-LVC or 
717-867-6320) for information and to make your reservation. 
Final payment for the trip is due August 5. 

will appear in his first major film. 
Whipped, to be released in May 1999. 

Tracy Brass Oberdorf '92 and her 
husband, Jeff, welcomed daughter 
Jacquelyn in July 199S. 

Dr. Tammy O'Roark 92, a veteri- 
narian at the Lebanon Valley Animal 
Hospital in Lebanon, Pa., and Scott 
P. Stone '93 were married on 
October 24, 1998. 

Dr. Kevin J. Sutovich '92 and his 
wife, Lara, welcomed daughter 
Emma Clare on January 2~\ 1999. 

Stephen A. Teiteiman '92 is a start 
nurse tor Our Lady ot Lourdes 
Medical Center in Camden, N.J. 

Amy G. Batman '93 and Curtis J. 
Fallon Jr. were married on May 9, 
L998 in St. Andrews Lutheran 
Church, Perkasie. Pa. She is a gradu- 
ate student research assistant at the 
University ot the Sciences in 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Lisa S. Burke '93 is a senior actuary 
tor the Pension Benefit Guaranty 
Corporation in Washington, D.C., a 

federal agency insuring pension 

Jeffrey R. Burt '93 and Kathleen 
L. Wolfe '94 were married on June 
20, 1998 K r t is .1 senior actuarial 
analyst tor Penn Mutual Lite 
Insurance Co. in Horsham. Pa and 
Kathleen is an actuarial analyst for 
GE Financial Assurance in Trevose. 

Susan Hibbs DeFalcis '93 and her 
husband, Daniel, welcomed son 
Alexander Daniel on July Mi. 1998 
They also have a son, Nicholas. 

Suzann Rajkovak Fodor '93 is a 
medical technologist ac St Vincent 
Health Center in Erie. Pa. Her hus- 
band, Peter J. Fodor '92. is a podi- 
atnc resident at Millcreek 
Community Hospital in Erie. They 
have one son, Jacob. 

Jamie Snvder Fox '93 and her hus- 
band, Brian P. Fox M'96, welcomed 
daughter Meredith Claire on 
October 29, 1998 They also have a 
child. Spencer 

Summer 1999 31 

Jeffrey M. Geisel '93, a teacher in 
the West Shote School District in 
Lewisberry, Pa., received a master of 
education degree in special educa- 
tion from Shippensburg University 
in 1998. He and his wife, Ellen, 
have one child. Hunter. 

Frank L. Heilman '93 is in the doc- 
toral program at the University of 
Sciences in Philadelphia College of 
Pharmacy, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Glenn P. Hoffman '93 is a senior 
auditor for Highmark Inc. and an 
adjunct faculty member at 

Harnsburg Area Community 
College in Pennsylvania. 

Amy Brashear Kirkner '93 is a 
senior physical therapist for the 
Good Shepherd Home and Rehab 
Hospital in Allentown, Pa. She and 
her husband, Erik, have one child, 

Beth I. Mover '93 is an instrumen- 
tal and vocal music teacher at King's 
Academy, a private christian school, 
in Mohrsville, Pa. 

Richard D. Plummet M'93 is 
senior project engineer at Alcoa Mill 
Products in Lancaster, Pa. He and 
his wife, Nancy, have two children; 
Dale and Alison. 

Kelly McGinty Quaile '93 is a 
physical therapist in the rehabilita- 
tion unit at the Dupont Hospital for 
Children in Wilmington, Del. 

Todd C. Rupp '93 is a computer 
teacher tor the Upper Dauphin Area 
School District in Lykens, Pa. He 
and his wife, Julie, have one child, 


Bohdan F. Setlock '93 is general 
manager ot Cabot Ltd. in Hershey, 
Pa. He and his wife. Amy Jo 
Daugherty Setlock '92, have one 

child, Caleb. 

R. Thomas Stone '93 and his wife, 
Michelle, have one son, Adam. 

Ryan H. Tweedie '93 is CEO and 
owner of HRSoft, LLC in 
Mornstown, N.J, 

David A. Aulenbach '94 received a 

master's degree in percussion perfor- 
mance from Montclair State 
University. He is the band director 
and percussion specialist for the 
Randolph (N.J.) School District 
where he was recently granted 

Jonathan J. Black '94 is a software 

engineer for SONY Electronics in 
California. His wife, Janice Bayer 
Black '96, is a sixth-grade teacher in 
the Newark Unified School District 
in California. 

CPT. Jennifer I. Bower '94 is the 

logistics officer tor the Wartime 
Host Nation Support Office, United 
States Forces Korea in Seoul. She is 
responsible for the planning of trans- 
portation, ammunition, fuel, water, 

Last is Best of All the Game 

By Tom Epler 

Although Woodrow Dellinger Jr. '62 graduated at the bottom of his class at Lebanon Valley, the 
designation of being last wouldn't stick for long. His career quickly took off to include a number of 
"firsts." For example, he was one of the first researchers in the Hershey Medical Center's pathology 
department when it opened in 1967. Later, he helped set up the first nurse midwifery school and the 
first master of health science program at the Johns Hopkins University. 

Today, as director of the Hopkins master of health sciences program, Dellinger has mentored 
hundreds of young professionals as they enter the demanding field of health care and become some 
of the nation's top physicians and administrators. 

Numbered among his mentees is a dean of a school of public health and 10 students now in 
medical school. "I think the success of my students makes me proudest," he states. "They've all gone 
out and done a lot more than their teacher ever did." 

Dellinger is self-effacing, but he shouldn't be. Born with cerebtal palsy, he had to overcome the 
physical challenges of a condition that has made communication difficult. 

Interestingly, it was a professor at the Valley who first inspired Dellinger to work outside of his 
disability. After several frustrating semesters of difficult course work ar the Valley, Dr. Paul Hess, 
then chair of the biology department, administered a challenging test orally to Dellinger instead of 
requiring him to do a written exam. The test results showed Dellinger's ability and inspired the 
young man to succeed in other areas as well. 

"I taught myself to overlook my handicap when I had to stand in front of a class or present a 
paper," he says. "It was a challenge, but I decided not to let it get me down or hold me back." 

After finishing at Lebanon Valley, Dellinger was hired by Wilson College to help their biology 
department with research in Puerto Rico. He later taught embryology and histology at the college. 

In 1967, he finished his first master's degree at Marshall University in Huntington, West 
Virginia, and was hired by the pathology department at Hershey Medical Center. Encouraged by his 
success, in 1972, he decided to begin study for a Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins. However, four days before 
the orals for his Ph.D., he had a massive heart attack. When he recovered, Hopkins hired him as a 
faculty member, despite the fact he hadn't completed his dissertation. He repaid their faith in him 
by helping establish the university's first nurse midwifery and master of health science program. 

In addition to his current job, Dellinger also serves on several boards, including Parents and 
Children Together, a health care organization that serves disabled children whose parents are on 
Medicare. Recently, he was elected to membership in the Delta Omega-Alpha Chapter of the 
Honorary Public Health Society. 

Over the past few years, the pressure and pace of life — combined with an unforrunate family his- 
tory of heart disease — have felled Dellinger three times with heart attacks. As he nears 60, he finds 
himself occasionally mentioning the 'R' word, partly because of what he calls the "pressure cooker" 
of life at Hopkins. 

"Each time I battle back and keep on trucking," he says. "Sometimes I'll mention I'm thinking 
about retiring next year, but the students tell me not to do it." 

Today, Dellinger chuckles about graduating last in his class at LVC and the fact he had to take 
almost two full semesters of extra courses just to earn enough "quality points" to graduate with a 
2.0 average, a year after the class he matriculated with. But he also recalls with appreciation the 
help he received at the Valley. 

"I really do owe a great deal to Lebanon Valley," he states. "What I learned there was the basis 
for a lot of what I've accomplished in my life." 

Tom Epler is an Annville-based teacher, reporter, and freelance writer. 


The Valley 

food, security, maintenance, sup- 
plies, medical support, and commu- 
nications in the event of hostilities, 
crisis or war in Korea. 

Heather Fennel] Burker "94, a real 
estate agent with Re'Max Advantage 
Realty in Owings Mills, Md., and 
her husband. Burr, welcomed son 
Quinn on November 9. 1998. 

Kristine Kuhn Butz '94 is a math- 
ematics teacher in the Cocalico 
School District, Lancaster County, 
Pa. She and her husband, Timothy 
P. Butz '93, have one daughter, 

Rev. Daniel O. Donmoyer '94 
graduated from Gettysburg Lutheran 
Seminary on May 15, 1998 and was 
ordained on June 12, 1998. He is 
the pastor ot St. Paul Evangelical 
Lutheran Church in Lebanon, Pa. 

Denita J. Foreman '94, the eastern 
region controller tor Westra 
Construction Inc. in Harnsburg, Pa., 
and Jonathan Schreier were married 
on February 28. 1998. They have 
one child, Allyn. 

David V. Gartner '9-4 was pictured 
in the Merck & Company 1998 
annual report tor his contributions 
toward the FDA's fast-track review 
of Merck's new painkiller Vioxx. 
Vioxx is expected to be the best 
thing since Tylenol. 

Kevin E. Kemler '94 is a business 
analyst tor AMP, Inc. in 
Middletown, Pa. He and his wife. 
Man, have one child, Kayla. 

April E. Lehman '94 and William 
Bishop were married on September 
12, 1998. A math teacher at 
Smithburg (Md.) High School, she is 
pursuing a master ot education in 
administration and supervision 
degree from Frostburg Stare 
University in Maryland- 
Keith \V. Murray '94 is presi- 
dent. CEO of Help-U-Move, Inc. in 
Jupiter, Fla. 

Julie Brymesser Miller '94 is a 
physical therapist at Alexander 
Spring Rehab in Carlisle, Pa. She 
and her husband, David, welcomed 
daughter Emily on September 6, 

Mark R. Morrett '94 is an opera- 
tions supervisor tor Exel Logistics in 
Mechanicsburg, Pa. He and his wife, 
Jodi, have one child, Joseph. 

Christine J. Seibert '94 is a finan- 
cial porttolio administrator tor FMA 
Advison-, Inc. in Harnsburg, Pa. 

Ritu M. Sharma "94 received a mas- 
ter in bioengineenng degree from 
Penn State University. 
Rebecca Blessing Smith '94 teach- 
es German and English in the 
Mechanicsburg Area School District, 
Mechanicsburg. Pa. 

Christine Walther '94 is a member- 
ship assistant at the Club at Winston 
Trails in Lake Worth, Fla. 

Mary Anne Yohe '94 is a clinical 
research scientist tor DuPont 
Pharmaceuticals in North Billenca, 
Mass. She received a master in busi- 
ness administration degree from 
Mount Vernon College, an affiliate 
ot the George Washington 
L'niversity in Washington, DC. 

Michael H. Yordy '94 and his wife, 
Lynda, have one child, Jeftrey. 

Elizabeth V. Aitken '95 is assistant 
group sales manager tor the New 
York Opera at Lincoln Center. 

Kristina A. Brault '95 is a senior 
analyst at Harris Savings Bank in 
Harnsburg, Pa. 

Donna M. Centofanti '95 is a 
teacher at S.R.P. Bootcamp tor the 
N.J. Department ot Corrections. 
She and Michael Triantafillos were 
married on October 10, 1998. 

Kent E. Heberlig '95 and Jasmine 
Reber were married on February 14, 

George Joseph Hollich III '95 is a 
full-time graduate student studying 
language development towards his 
Ph.D. in cognitive psychology at 
Temple L'niversity in Philadelphia, 

Joan Marsan Johnsen '95 is execu- 
tive director of the Lakeville Area 
Chamber ot Commerce in Lakeville, 
Minn. She and her husband, Eric, 
have two children: Jennifer and Tre. 

Karen L. McConnell '95, a CPA for 
the Lancaster (Pa.) School District, 
and her husband, Michael, welcomed 
daughter Kaitlyn Elizabeth on 
December 9, 1998. 

Duane A. Meyer '95 is senior actu- 
arial assistant at Buck Consultants in 
Secaucus, NJ. 

Scott A. Mongo '95, an English 
teacher at Delran Middle School in 
Delran, N.J., is working on getting 
his first novel. When Lightning Strikes 
Twice, published. He is also manag- 
er owner of the Moorstown Boxing 

Adonna M. Moreno '95 is a first- 
grade teacher at Tabernacle Baptist 
School in Virginia Beach, Va. 

Janine Kroh Quigley '95 is deputy 
warden for Support Services at Berks 
County Prison in Leesport, Pa. She 
and her husband, Barry, welcomed 
son Bryce Aaron on July 23, 1998. 

Kimberly Shaubach Rankin '95 
received Pennsylvania's 1998 Best 
Woman in Business Award. 

Stephanie Heagy Rehrer '95 and 
her husband, Edward, have two chil- 
dren: Eddie III and Anthony. 

Aaron S. Rush '95 is a supervisor 
tor Bovs Club and Girls Club ot 

Lancaster, Pa. 

Roni J. Russell '95 is the supervisor 
of special education for Lebanon- 
Lancaster IU13 in Pa. 

Christopher M. Seiler '95 is a pro- 
bation officer tor Dauphin County 
Juvenile Probation in Harnsburg, 

Angie L. Shuler '95 is marketing 
coordinator for Johnson Mirmiran & 
Thompson, an engineering firm in 
York, Pa. 

Howie L. Spangler Jr. '95 is an 
actuarial consultant with Reliance 
Insurance Company in Philadelphia, 

Keith A. Stambaugh '95 is an 
intensive juvenile probation officer 
tor Adams County, Pa. 

Jennifer Lightner Tucci '95, a spe- 
cial education teacher in Frederick 
County, Md., is working on a mas- 
ter's in elementary and special edu- 
cation degree trom Mt. St Mary's 
College. Her husband, Danie! Tucci 
'95, is a tourth-grade teacher in 
Montgomery County. Md. 

Lori A. Weise '95 is the case man- 
agement coordinator for the support- 
ed work program with the Lebanon 
(Pa.) County Housing and 
Redevelopment Authority. 

Michael David Wiggins M'95 is a 
trust officer with Fulton Bank in 
Lancaster, Pa. 

Linda Wink Graham '95 is an 
assistant manager tor Good Hope 
Familv Physicians m Enola, Pa. 

Christine J. Bahm '96, a coun- 
selor case manager tor the Caron 
Foundation in Wernersville, Pa., and 
James Burrus were married on 
Septembet 5, 1998. 

Matthew R. Bender '96 is a social 
studies teacher and assistant tootbal! 
coach at Wilson High School in 
West Lawn, Pa. 

Allison G. Brandt '96 is a sales 
manager tor Doubletree Hotel and 

Golt Resort in Palm Springs. Calif 

John D. Brewer "96 is a sixth-grade 
teacher in the Northern Lebanon 
School District in Fredericksburg, 

Joy Cheslock '96 is an immigration 
inspector with the U.S. Immigration 
and Naturalization Service in 
Newark, NJ. 

Spencer J. Dech '96 received a 
master ot arts degree in exercise sci- 
ence from Ohio State University in 
December 1998. He is a research 
assistant at Ohio State L'niversity 
with the College ot Pharmacy. 

Eric R. Huyett '96 and his wife, 
Juanita, welcomed son Austin 
Daniel on October 24. 1998. They 
also have a son Codv. 

Andrew M. Kepple '96, a parish 
musician at Alpha Lutheran Church 
in Turtle Creek, Pa., and Tnsha L. 
Wineman were married on July 25, 


Donald J. Klunk '96, an experi- 
enced assistant for Arthur Anderson 
in Philadelphia, Pa., and Lynne A. 
Morrell '97 were married on July 
25, 1998. 

Lawrence W. Moore '96 received a 
master of music performance degree 
trom Pennsylvania State L'niversitv. 

Heather M. Nissley '96 is a 
research teaching assistant in the 
department of psychology at 
Washington State University where 
she is a graduate student. 

Melanie Palokas '96. a teacher in 
the Minersville (Pa.) Area School 
District, and Keith Haugh were 
married on July 25. 1998. 

Charles R. Potter Jr. '96 is a super- 
visor in dud audio mastering tor 
Walt Disney Pictures and TV m 
Burbank Calit. 

Jerry L. Putt '96 is a physics teacher 
in the Winchester (Va.) Public 
Schools. He and his wife, Jennifer, 
were married on September 26, 

Rebecca M. Ragno '96 and Ted 
Cituk were married on March 26, 

1999 in Exeter, Pa. 

Paul E. Richardson '96 is a student 
at the l'niversity of Southern Maine. 
He will receive his master in medical 
immunology degree in May 1999. 

James A. Rightnour '96 is an actu- 
arial analyst tor Wilham M. Mercer. 
Inc. in Glen Allen, Va. 

Christine J. Sabas '96 is attending 
Dickinson School ot Law in Carlisle. 

Brian M. Warner '96 is a credit 

analyst tor the Bank of Lancaster 
County in Pennsylvania. 

Brian T. Stover '96 is a consultant 
tor Information Advantage in 
Chicago, 111. 

Jill C. Schreiber '96 is a third-grade 
teacher at Northwest Elementary 
School in Lebanon, Pa. 

Lori Sheetz '96 and John C. Jones 
were married on June 20, 1998. She 
graduated trom Temple University 
with a master ot social work degree 
and is a case manager at Nanticoke 
Memorial Hospital. 

Trent S. Snider '96 is a graduate 
assistant in the depanment of chem- 
istry at Penn State L'niversity in 
State College, Pa. 

Michael T. Stamm '96 will pursue 
a master in taxation degree at the 
University of Denver in Colorado. 

Brian M. Warner '96 is a credit 
analyst for the Bank or Lancaster 
Countv in Pennsylvania. 

Summer 1999 33 

Danielle E. Zimmerman '96 is 
assistant branch sales manager with 
the First National Bank of Maryland 
in Baltimore. 

Jason Zitter '96 is a teacher for the 
Lebanon (Pa.) School District. 

Angie Lewis Barbush '97 is a 
pharmaceutical chemist with 
Lancaster (Pa.) Laboratories. 

Steven A. Bubnis '97 is a child 
counselor for Casita de San Jose in 
Orange, Calif. 

Jennifer Burkhart Boley '97 is 

marketing manager for Red Rose 
Transit Authority in Lancaster, Pa. 

Mary T. Bullock '97 is an English 
teacher at Pennsville Middle School 
in Pennsville. N.J. 

Jennifer Calabrese '97 is the public 
relations director of the 
Mechanicsburg (Pa.) Museum 
Association and a customer service 
representative at Book of the Month 
Club in Mechanicsburg. She is com- 
pleting an assistantship to earn a 
master of communication studies 
degree at Shippensburg University 

Annette Sanders Campbell '97 

was promoted to business analyst III 
at AMP, Inc. with their Global 
Environmental, Health and Safety 

Jennifer L. Echard '97 and her hus- 
band, Alan, have one child, Abigail. 

Troy M. Elser "97 is a financial 
advisor with Morgan Stanley Dean 
Witter in Lutherville, Md. 

Denise Falcone '97, a substitute 
teacher for the Carthage Central 
School District in Calcium, N.Y., 
and Brett Mclntire were married on 
September 12, 1998. 

Ana Prewitt-Rodriguez Farr '97 is 
a family service counselor for Family 
Intervention Crisis Services in 
Bellefonte, Pa. 

Jackie Flanders '97 is a Spanish 
teacher and junior high cheerleading 
coach at Eastern York High School 
in Wrightsville, Pa. 

Tara Lyn Fickert '97 is a research 
technician for Air Products and 
Chemicals, Inc. in Allentown, Pa. 
She and Christopher S. Everett '95 
were married on June 21, 1998 in 
Miller Chapel. 

Dawn Friday '97 is a financial ana- 
lyst for Thomson Consumer 
Electronics in Lancaster, Pa. 

Jennifer S. Gorninger '97 and 
Matthew Afflerbach were married on 
October 10, 1998. 

Carolyn Hallman '97 graduated 
from Indiana University of 
Pennsylvania with a master in indus- 
trial and labor relations degree. She 
is a compensation specialist at NUF 
Company in Delaware. 

Bradley S. Harris '97 is a lab tech- 
nician at Adhesires Research, Inc. in 
Glen Rock, Pa. 

Daniel P. Henderson '97 is a sound 
engineer lor Call Audio in New 

Jason Henery '97 is a chemistry 
teacher at Cocalico High School in 
Denver, Pa. 

Brant A. Hershey '97 graduated 
from John Hopkins University with 
a master of science degree. He is 
working at Industrial Environmental 
Inc., an environmental engineering 
firm, in Lancaster, Pa. 

Robert W. Hooley '97 is the direc- 
tor of project development tor Berg 
Electronics in California. He and his 
wife. Holly, have three children: 
Robert, Jason and Stephen. 

Brian C. Hughes '97 is a copy- 
writer and academic marketing 
development director for Routledge 
Publishing in New York, N.Y, 
where he develops marketing plans 
to increase international (English- 
speaking) academic adaptation of 

Lori A. Johnson '97 is an associate 
microbiologist at Ostoetech, Inc. in 
New Jersey. She is pursuing a mas- 
ter's degree at Georgian Court. 

Robyn Welker Keckler "97 is a 

first-grade teacher in Ft. Knox, 

Staci L. Kowalczyk '97 is a fifth- 
grade teacher at Annville 
Elementary School in Annville, Pa. 

Nicoletta E. Lagonis '97 is an insti- 
tutional parole officer for the 
Lebanon County Adult Probation 
Department in Lebanon, Pa. 

Nicole L. Lancieri '97 runs a group 
home for five autistic boys at 

Bancroft Neurohealth in 

Shelly M. Levan '97 is an instruc- 
tional aide at Fleetwood (Pa.) Middle 

Kristi S. Lorah '97 is in the school 
psychology Ph.D. program at Lehigh 
University, where she is working on 
an early prevention project for stu- 
dents at risk for ADHD. 

Michael S. McGreevy '97 is an 
auditor lor Anderson Associates, LLP 
in Baltimore, Md. 

Ryan McKinley '97 was elected to 
the board of directors for the Hotel 
Sales and Marketing Association 
(HSMAI) for 1999- He is vice presi- 
dent of leasing and a partner with 
Electronic Information Directory in 
Lititz, Pa. 

Patrick A. Mitchell '97 and his 
wife, Carolyn, welcomed son Ryan 
on February 2, 1998. 

Heather Moran '97 and Shane P. 
Campbell were married on April 18, 

1998. She teaches general music and 
strings in the Wilson School District 
in West Lawn, Pa. 

Melissa S. Morgan "97 is a graduate 
student majoring in biochemistry 
and molecular biology at the 
Pennsylvania State University in 
Hershey, Pa. 

Robinn Hess Mover '97 and her 
husband, David, welcomed daughter 
Carrington Jeannette on February 
21, 1999- They also have a daughter, 

Bethany D. Mummert '97 received 
a master in history degree from 
Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, 
Pa., and is working at the Carnegie 
Museum ol Pittsburgh. 

Josiah J. Novak '97, a sports corre- 
spondent for the Lebanon Daily News, 
has been accepted into the graduate 
professional writing program at the 
University ot Massachusetts 

Denise A. Oraboni '97 is a second- 
grade teacher in Manalapan, N.J. 

Timothy M. Ostrich '97 is attend- 
ing graduate school for clinical psy- 
chology at Edinboro University in 
Erie, Pa., where he is a teaching 

Aimee Padula '97 and Christopher 
Mulch were married on June 6, 
1998. She is a research assistant for 
the Department of Pathology at the 
Medical College of Georgia in 

Pamela Pedrick '97 is attending 
graduate school in the master of sci- 
ence program for counseling at Bob 
Jones University in Greenville, S.C. 

Jonathan P. Phillips '97, a Navy 
Petty Officer 3rd Class, recently 
completed the Navy's Basic 
LTnderwater Demolition/SEAL train- 
ing at Naval Special Warfare Center 
in San Diego, Calif. 

Christina A. Ranker '97 is a sec- 
ond-grade teacher in the Red Lion 
School District in York, Pa. 

Jennifer Taylor Riner '97 and her 
husband. Matt, recently started their 
own business, A-Plus Pressure 
Washing, in Harrisburg, Pa. They 
have one child, Kyle. 

David K. Russell '97 received his 
commercial pilot's license from 
Comain Aviation Academy in 
Sanford, Fla. He is a certified flight 
instructor for the academy and 
teaches students from the mainland 
of China. 

Elizabeth L. Salter '97 is a 
choral/general music teacher at the 
Bristol Junior/Senior High School in 
Philadelphia, Pa. She also sings wirh 
the Mendelssohn Club of 

Ann B. Scott '97 is a copywriter for 
Hood, Light and Geise, Inc. in 

Harrisburg, Pa. She received a gold 
award from the International 
Association ot Business 
Communicators (IABC) for a radio 
spot she wrote for the Central 
Pennsylvania Blood Bank. 

Lynn Thompson '97 is self- 
employed by Thompson Child Care 

Melissa Adam '98 is a music 
teacher in the Williams Valley 
School District in Tower City, Pa. 

Brooke L. Anderson '98 is a writ- 
ing specialist for the Harford County 
Board of Education in Aberdeen, 

Michael J. Barnes '98 attends grad- 
uate school at Sptingfield College in 
Connecticut. He also works with the 

Llnited States Postal Service. 

Keith K. Bender '98 is an assistant 
system engineer for Electronic Data 

Systems in Camp Hill, Pa. 

Brian C. Berling '98 is a lab techni- 
cian for EA Labs in Sparks, Md. 

Wendy E. Bieber '98 is a music 
teacher at Little People Day School 
in Reading, Pa. 

Melissa L. Bleyzgis '98 is group 
supervisor at Kiddie Line Express in 
Linglestown, Pa. 

Allison J. Bogart '98 is junket pro- 
gram coordinator at Harrah's Hotel 
& Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. 

Elizabeth Amy Borders '98 is a 

Title One reading program teacher 
assistant at Glenolden School in 
Drexel Hill, Pa. 

Cheryl L. Brand '98 is employed by 
Hamilton County Education 
Services in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Willy M. Carmona '98 is the band 
director at Dover Middle School in 
Dover, N.J. 

Beth A. Carpenter '98 is a teacher 
in Nukus, Uzbekistan located in 
Central Asia. 

Stacey Marie Clever '98 is attend- 
ing The Dickinson School of Law in 
Carlisle, Pa. 

John Michael Coles '98 is attend- 
ing The Dickinson School of Law in 
Carlisle, Pa. 

Colette Miller Commodore *98 is a 
network administrator for First 
Maryland Bancorp in Harrisburg, 
Pa. ' 

Angela S. Coval '98 is a therapeutic 
support specialist for United Staffing 
Services in Harrisburg, Pa. 

Janell M. Cuddy '98 is in therapeu- 
tic staff support for Cornell- Abraxas 
in Harrisburg, Pa. 

Laura L. Davidson '98 is a recep- 
tionist/animal technician at the 
Londonderry Animal Hospital and 
Penn State College of Medicine in 
Middletown, Pa. 


The Valley 

Doing the Right Thing 

By Robert J. Smith 

Julie Sealander '86 views public service as a responsibility, 
not merely an option in one's lite. An antitrust prosecutor with 
the New Jersey Attorney General's office, she says her years at 
Lebanon Valley nurtuted her commitment to service. 

"My time at the Valley teaffitmed my desire to do good, to 
do the right thing, to stand up for what's right and make a 
positive contribution," Sealander recalls. "That belief is one 
reason I've gone into the job I have now — I want to make the 
world a better place. I'm trying to wotk on the side of justice 
and make things better." 

An English and psychology major at LVC, Sealander worked 
as a journalist for six years before attending law school. 

"I received good ttaining in English and writing at Lebanon 
Valley. They trained me to write clearly and concisely, which 
also serves me well as a lawyer." 

The college's low faculty-student ratio was also a big help, 
she notes. 

"I really liked the personal attention I received, and the 
attention paid to students," Sealander says. "In the English 
Department, people were very kind and intetested in my work. 
And I did a lot of work, cranking out papers that at the time 
didn't seem fun, but the experience really helped later when I 
was required to put out a product on a deadline." 

The Havertown, Pa., native also noticed a difference in her 
fellow students. 

"I temember I was surprised that the students at the college 
were very different from a lot of other people I knew," Sealander 
recalls. "There was a real commitment to public service, which I 
found unusual in 18- or 19-year-olds. It was a real change for 
me, one that I found inspiring." 

A member of Gamma Sigma Sigma sorority, Sealander 
involved herself in a number of service activities, from visits to 
local nursing homes to tutoring Cambodian refugees. "There 
was a sense of giving back to the community through public 
service," she says. 

These days, when not evaluating mergets and prosecuting 
monopoly-minded corporations, Sealander, a single parent, is 
committed to raising her seven-year-old son, Ethan, and to 
putsuing othet avenues of service. 

"I want to be active in children's rights," she states. "I have a 
goal of starting a children's rights organization at some point in 
the future. I'd like to do something internationally to make 
things better for childten around the wotld. I'd like to find a 
way to make needed changes, although I'm not sure what form 
that will take tight now. Luckily, with the law, thete are many 
different avenues you can pursue — it gives you a btoad 
petspective on things." 

Christopher D. Dean '98 is a staff 
writer tor the Pike Count) Dispatch in 
Milford, Pa. 

Michael J. Duck '98 is an office 

assistant for AICUP (Association for 
Independent College and University 
Presidents) in Harnsburg. Pa. 

Matthew C. Eicher '98 is a gradu- 
ate student at Bloomsburg 
University, Bloomsburg, Pa., major- 
ing in exercise science and adult fit- 

Lisa M. Epting '98 is the children's 
librarian assistant at the Allentown 
Public Library in Allentown, Pa. She 
is a graduate student at Kutztown 

Lisa L. Evans '98 is a social worker 
in the dementia unit ot Moravian 
Manor in Lititz. Pa. 

Jon R. Fetterman '98 is an agency 

field specialist tor State Farm 
Insurance in Chambersburg. Pa. 

Matthew A. Flamisch '98 is a stair 
accountant tor Nicholas B Bexter, 
CPA in Whitehouse, X J 

Juanita Martin Fox "98 is a man- 
agement trainee tor Fulton Bank in 
Ephrata. Pa. 

Timothy A. Frantz '98 is a case 
manager tor Litestream Behavioral 
Center in Leesburg, Fla. 

Becky M. Geasey '98 is a lab tech- 
nician tor Adhesives Research in 
Glen Rock. Pa 

Stephanie A. Gipe '98 is an admin- 
istrative assistant tor Keystone 
Service Svstems in Harnsburg, Pa- 
Danielle M. Hall '98 is a plan coor- 
dination consultant tor Aetna U.S. 
Healthcare in Blue Bell. Pa 

Douglas G. Haring '98 is attending 
graduate school at the Maryland 
Institute College ot Art in 
Baltimore, majoring in painting. 

Brandy L. Harmon '98 is a kinder- 
garten through eighth-grade music 
teacher for the Stanley County 
Schools in Norwood, N.C. 

Jane Kissinger Hlavaty '98 is an 
assistant volunteer coordinator tor 
the Good Samaritan Hospital 
Homemaker Home Health Agencj 

and GSH 1 f >spi. . n Lebanon Pa 

Barrett M. Irons '98 is a genetal 
music teacher at Spring Ridge 
Elementary School in Thurmont. 

Casey M. Iczzi "98 is an ESL 
instructor tor the Interactive College 
oi Technology in Atlanta. Ga. 

Ann Kane '98 is a professional 

accountant tor Goldenberg 
Rosenthal. IP in Jenkintown. Pa. 

Michael T. Kiesinger '98 is a sys- 
tems engineer tor Electronic Data 
Systems in Camp Hill. Pa. 

Amanda A. Killian '98 is a 
physics math teacher for Tri-Valley 
High School in Valley View, Pa. 

James P. Kelly '98 is night audit 
manager for the Ramada Inn- 
Philadelphia Airport in Essington, 

Daria Kovarikova '98 is attending 
The Dickinson School of Law in 
Carlisle, Pa. 

Heather M. Krause '98 is a thera- 
peutic recreation assistant at the 
Lebanon Valley Brethren Home in 
Palmyra, Pa. 

Michelle L. Krystot'olski '98 is a 
teacher for Tender Heart Dav C arc 
Center in Annville. Pa. 

Susan B. LeBaron '98 is an 
employment and benerits coordina- 
tor lor Cornwall Manor in Cornwall, 

Melissa M. Leedom '98 is a statt 
accountant tor Pticewaterhouse 
Coopers LLP in Philadelphia. Pa. 

Joel A. Lefferts '98 is a bio-med- 
ical pathology student at rhe 

University ot Medicine and 
Dentistry ot New Jersey. 

Stefani A. Leiser '98 is an adminis- 
trative assistant tor Bailey Banks & 
Biddle in Scottsdale. An/ 

Judith J. Luckenbill '98 is director 
of bands for the Millersville Area 
School District in Millersville, Pa 

Michelle V. Luecker '98 is an 
employment specialist tor Staufter's 
nt Kissel Hill in Lititz. Pa 

Elizabeth M. Masessa '98 is the 
marketing manager tor Protessional 
Edge, a placement firm, in Florham 
Park. N.J., and a weekend deeiav on 
WBYN FM 107.5 m Boyertown, 

Kimberlv A. McCabe '98 is 
employed by ChemSpec Analytical 
Laboratories, Inc. in Harnsburg, Pa. 

Joanne E. Matusko "98 is director 
ot lab services at Community 
Hospital ot Lancaster (Pa.) 

Svlvia Mcssm.i '98 is d:n . tor <■: 
operations at Manor Care Health 
Sen ices in York, Pa. 

Meiko Mori '98 is an office secretary 
at St Joseph International School in 
Yokohama City, Japan 

Miyuki Motegi '98 is an accountant 
tor NSU Corporation in Mernllville. 

Desiree J. Nguyen '9S is a psychi- 

atne assistant at Philhaven Hospital 
in Mt. Gretna. Pa 

Cori R. Nolen '98 is student pro- 
gram leader at Milton Hershey 
School in Hershey, Pa. 

\< »i el\ o V 'i ion OS :s an ,u 
analyst tor Northern Trust 
Retirement Consulting Inc. in 
Atlanta. Ga. 

SUMMER 1993 

Hannah Cantor with President 
David Pollick 

Hannah Sachs 
Keeper of Her 
Sister's Legacy 

Harrisburg philanthropist 
Hannah Sachs Cantor is well- 
known for her own good works, 
but she is best known for her 
inspiring devotion to her late 
sister, Mary Sachs, and for con- 
tinuing Mary's commitment to 
making Central Pennsylvania a 
better place. 

The sisters' story is one of 
those emerging from the rich 
drama of American immigration. 
It is the story of a family from Lithuania who created a better 
and richer life for themselves in America, and who understood 
the value of, in turn, providing opportunities for others. 

Mary Sachs was an entrepreneur who founded a unique 
women's clothing store in Harrisburg which became synony- 
mous with quality. As she prospered, she shared that prosperity 
with others and established a reputation as a philanthropist. 
Following Mary's death in I960, Hannah carried on her sister's 
. legacy. 

As president of the Mary Sachs Foundation, Hannah has 
generously supported projects dedicated to the welfare of chil- 
dren and the education of young people — in this region and in 
Israel. The Foundation has supported a myriad of charitable 
programs and educational institutions, including Lebanon 
Valley College. 

Mary Sachs led the way, and Hannah has kept her dreams 
and generosity alive. Together they have had a tremendous and 
lasting impact on the world. 

Melanie L. Osborn '98 is a comput- 
er programmer tor Nova Computer 
Services in Lancaster, Pa. 

Aaron M. Palmer '98 is an applica- 
tion development consultant for 
Intellimark in Mechanicsburg, Pa. 

Audra Palopoli '98 and Walter R. 
Popejoy 96 were married on 
November 28, 1998 in Miller 

Daniel P. Palopoli '98 is a teacher 
in the West Shore School District in 
Camp Hill, Pa. 

Amy Parsons '98 is program man- 
ager-colleges for Best Buddies 
International in Philadelphia, Pa. 

Joseph V. Pearson III '98 is a biol- 
ogy teacher lor Solanco School 
District in Lancaster County, Pa. 

Melissa-Ann Pero '98 is a language 
arts teacher for the Toms River 
(NJ.) Regional Schools. 

James Philip Pete '98 is a 2nd 
Lieutenant fire support officer in the 
U. S. Army Field Artillary, stationed 
in Baumholder, Germany. 

William E. Peters Jr. '98 is a data 

analyst/project manager for 
Educational Testing Service in 
Princeton, N.J. 

Jerry W. Pfarr '98 is a graduate stu- 
dent at Towson LIniversity in 
Maryland majoring in biology. 

Rachael Rascoe '98, a high school 
math teacher for the Hilton Central 
School District in Hilton, N.Y., and 
Daniel P. Henderson '97, were 
married July 11, 1998 at the 
Annville United Methodist Church, 
Annville, Pa. 

Deneice Reider '98 is a substitute 
teacher in the Elizabethtown, 
Donegal, and Lower Dauphin School 
Districts in Pennsylvania. 

Jesse L. Reish '98 is a project super- 
visor trainee for Creative Graphics, 
Inc. and a research assistant at 
Rodale Press in Emmaus, Pa. 

Kimberly R. Rodgers '98 is a cus- 
tomer service represenrative for 
United Concordia Companies Inc. in 
Camp Hill, Pa. 

Thea R. Roomer. '98 is a customer 
service representative for Environ 
Products, Inc. and a clinical assistant 
with Children's Seashore House in 

Patricia L. Rudis '98 is in the mar- 
keting departmenr at Reprint 
Management Services in Lancaster, 

Michele L. Ruczhak '98 is a mental 
health worker tor Horizons in Paoli, 

Robert T. Safko '98 is a chemist 
with the Pennsylvania Department 
of Agriculture, Bureau of Food 
Safety in Harrisburg. 

Raymond E. Schaak '98 is a gradu- 
ate student in the chemistry Ph.D. 
program at Penn State University 
where he is studying inorganic and 
materials chemistry. He has a 
University Graduate Fellowship and 
a Roberts Fellowship. Recently he 
was awarded a highly-competitive 
National Science Foundation 
Graduate Research Fellowship. 

Jeanine M. Schweitzer '98 is a con- 
troller for Walkin Shoe Company in 
Schuylkill Haven, Pa. 

Deneen A. Seltzer '98 is president 
of Zarlenga & Seltzer, Inc. in 
Palmyra, Pa. 

Dyan L. Shannon '98 is a third- 
grade teacher in the West York Area 
School District in York, Pa. 

Jeffrey A. Sherk '98 is a floor cov- 
ering specialist tor Sears Roebuck 
and Co. in Lancaster, Pa. 

Anni M. Shockey '98 and Peter B. 
Stotelmyer were married on 
September 4, 1998. She is an admis- 
sions consultant with the Brooke 
Grove Foundation in Hagerstown, 

Kierstin L. Shumate '98 is a fifth- 
grade teacher in the Gaston School 
District in Gastonia, N.C. 

Jennifer J. Sinibaldi '98 is a quality 
control chemist for the Cayman 
Chemical Company in Ann Arbor, 

Becky S. Slagle '98 is a junior 
research technician for the Hershey 
Medical Center in Hershey, Pa. 

Jason Z. Slenker '98 is an engineer 
for Frederick Lee Lloyd Digital 
Audio Video Productions in 
Landisville, Pa. 

Lisa M. Smarsh '98 is an account- 
ing assistant at Chem-Nuclear 
Systems in Harrisburg, Pa. 

David R. Smith II '98 is a coun- 
selor for Berks County in 

Doug A. Speelman '98 is a com- 
puter analysr for Delra Denral of PA 
in Mechanicsburg. 

Denise Ann Steiniger '98 is a sys- 
tems engineet/computer program- 

mer with Electronic Data Systems in 
Camp Hill, Pa. 

Robert K. Summers '98 is a pur- 
chasing agent for G.E. Richards 
Graphic Supplies in Landisville, Pa. 

Erica L. Unger '98 is a research 

assistant at Penn State University, 
University Park. 

Kimberly C. Weitzel '98 attends 
the Lutheran Theological Seminary 
in Gettysburg, Pa. 

Wendy A. Warner '98 is attending 
graduate school at Thomas Jefferson 
University majoring in occupational 

Matthew P. Wary '98 is director of 
music at the Reformed Church of 
North Brunswick in New Jersey. 

Jodi L. Weindel "98 and Jeffrey 
Horst were married on July 1 1 , 
1998 in Covenant United Methodist 
Church in Lebanon, Pa. She is a 
long-term substitute teacher for gift- 
ed children in grades two, three and 
four in the Springfield School 
District in Delaware County, Pa. 

Pamela M. Wert '98 is a graduate 
student at Westminster Choir 
College srudying sacred music. 

Barbara E. West '98 is secretary of 
the physics and chemistry depart- 
ments at LVC. She is also an editor 
and writer with Keeter/Cromer 
Communications, a firm based in 
Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. 
As a freelance journalist, her articles 
have appeared nationally and inter- 
nationally in several Times News 
Service publications and locally in 
the Lebanon Daily News. 

Greg M. Wilson '98 is a district 
executive with the Cradle of Liberty, 
Boy Scouts of America in Wayne, 

Jeremy D. Wilson '98 is a commu- 
nity development technician for the 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
Rural Development in Mill Hall, Pa. 

Rachel A. Wolgemuth '98 is 

attending graduate school majoring 
in American Studies at Penn State 

Deborah Grier Worley '98 is a 
senior cost and budget analyst with 
Highmark, Inc. in Camp Hill, Pa. 
She and her husband, Douglas, have 
one child, Daniel. 

Davada P. Yarlett '98 is a therapeu- 
tic staff supporr person for Human 
Services Consultants in Harrisburg, 

Mary Eve Yoder '98 is a sales repre- 
sentative for Pinnacle Plastics in 
Harrisburg, Pa. 

Kathleen A. Ziga '98 is a residence 
director/assistant women's basketball 
coach at Juniata College in 
Huntingdon, Pa. 


The Valley 


They Came Home to the Valley. 

Alums old, young and in between attended the largest and most exciting Alumni Weekend ever in late May. Activities included a 
golf outing, alumni baseball game, clam bake, picnic barbecue, children's events, class photo sessions and a popular Monte Carlo 
Night. The Alumni Awards ceremony was a separate event this year. Named Alumni of" Distinction were Dr. Kristen R. Angstadt 74, 
Bernerd A.Buzgon '59, Dr. Carl Gacono 76, Dr. Thomas R. Reinhart '58, Helen Ross Russell '43, and Hon. John Walter '53. 

Photos by A. Pierce Bounds 


Family Weekend 



OCTOBER 15-16-17 

Alumni and parents are 

invited to enjoy the festivities 

and cheer on the many 

athletic teams competing 

at home during the weekend. 

Upcoming Alumni Events 

August 22 

Senators Baseball Game 

Senators vs. New Haven 
Ravens (Seattle Mariners) 

Picnic at 1 1 :30 

Game time at 1 :05 p.m. 

September 8 

Dinner and Garden Tour 
at Felicita 

September 13-16 

New England 
Literary Tour 

September 24 

MBA Tenth Anniversary 
Dinner Dance 

October 15-16 


November 13 

Lebanon Valley 
Studio/Art Gallery Tour 

December 5 

Christmas at the Valley 

Miller Chapel 
3 and 7 p.m. 

Lebanon Valley College 

of Pennsylvania 

Annville, PA 17003 

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