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Vol. 16, Number 2
1 6 News Briefs
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On the Cover: Dave and Ann Lasky deep in the
Qutttif Path woods.
Photograph by John T. Consoli.
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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.
BY BARBARA MILLER
6 Patterns of the Past
weavers group, with
a little help from
is using a 19th-
century book from
the college's archives
to create beautiful
BY BARBARA MILLER
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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.
BY STEPHEN TRAPNELL '90
1 4 Fields of Dreams
In just two vears. the vision for the north part of campus has become a reality.
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
"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 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
"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
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
bank is planned to be stabilized with
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
"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
Thanks to computer
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
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,"
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,
translates them into "drawdowns" of
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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,"
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 www.lvc.edu/www/
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
"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
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
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,"
"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.
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
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
patterns in the
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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
"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
10 The Valley
and a tradition of
all add up to one great
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
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.
LEFT PHOTO BY STEWART COHEN. RIGHT PHOTO BY IOHN T CONSOLI
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
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
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
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
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
A native of Hungary,
opportunity "not only to leatn a
lot of facts, but to learn
confidence. I got a tremendous
amount of confidence at Lebanon
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
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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
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
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
"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
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
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
"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
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."
Fountains jet some 15
feet into the air.
"If you build it,
they will come,"
says the line from
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 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
Right: Tin' Softball stadium
boasts a bull pen, dugout
Left: The soccer stadium is
first-class, plus there arc
two additional soccer
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN T CONSOL1
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
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.
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.
"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.
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.
Full-rime commuter students at the
college will pay S17.216 in tuition and
fees — a 3-9 percent increase over lasr
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
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
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.
joined the faculty
as associate profes-
sor of accounting
in 1987, has been
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
Andrea Bromberg, executive assis-
tant to the president, has been named
executive director of continuing educa-
tion and graduate
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
Joseph Martellaro has joined the
Advancement staff as director of annual
giving and assistant director of develop-
comes to the col-
lege from WITF,
where he served as
director of mem-
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
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.
Dr. Michael Day,
professor and chair
of physics, and
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
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
Award during the
ceremony on Sat-
urday, May 15.
The award was
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
Post founded Math Olympics Day, a
bi-annual competition which combines
physical and mathematical challenges
in order to make learning math fun for
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
Post has been hired by Prudential
Insurance in Holndel, New Jersey,
where he will work in the property and
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-
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
award is given by
Region of the
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-
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
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
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
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.
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-
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
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
By Tom Hanrahan
Sports Information Director
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-
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
CLASS NEWS & NOTES
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
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 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
"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
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
James H. Scott '34. February 13,
Arthur G. Spickler '35, October
Carl W. Dempsey '39.
Catherine Whister Wetterling '39.
September 21, 1997.
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
Dr. David W. Gockley '42 cele-
brated his 80th birthday on October
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
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
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
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
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
Thomas H. Israel '53 recently
toured Egypt and spent time in
James G. Quick '53 is a member of
the Mechanicsbutg (Pa.) Museum
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
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
Dr. Man Louise Young Wagner
'55 retired as professor of sociology
at Brookdale Community College in
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
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-
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
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
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
William K. Stegner '59, October 5,
1998 in Hershey, Pa He was a
retired quality control engineer for
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-
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
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-
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
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
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
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
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
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-
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 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
Dr. Gregory V. Arnold '72 is cur-
rently serving on the Pennsylvania
State Dental Association Professional
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.
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
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
Dr. Bonnie Seidel-Rogol '""3 is a
research associate in the Rollins
Research Center, department of bio-
chemistry, at Emory University in
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
Vicki L. Hackman M.D. 74 is a
physician at the Berea Primary Care
Clinic and the Berea Hospital in
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Richard J. Allen 79 and his wife,
Loretta, welcomed daughter Amy in
October 1998. They also have a
Nancy Down 79 is a cataloger
and reference librarian at the
Popular Culture Library, Bowling
Green State University Libraries,
Peter C. Emmons 79 is a medical
technologist tor Dartmouth
Hitchcock Medical Center in
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
John M. Sultzbaugh 79 has been
promoted to engineering manager at
Hauck Manufacturing Company in
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
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
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
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-
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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-
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
Dr. Robert J. Lloyd '87 is a general
surgeon in eastern Tennessee. He and
his wife, Lisa, have two children:
Jamie and Stephanie.
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
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
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
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-
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Michael J. Slechta '91 and his wife,
Dina Lintzenberger Slechta '91,
have two children: Theodore and
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
R. Thomas Stone '93 and his wife,
Michelle, have one son, Adam.
Ryan H. Tweedie '93 is CEO and
owner of HRSoft, LLC in
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
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.
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
Michael David Wiggins M'95 is a
trust officer with Fulton Bank in
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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Danielle E. Zimmerman '96 is
assistant branch sales manager with
the First National Bank of Maryland
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Beth A. Carpenter '98 is a teacher
in Nukus, Uzbekistan located in
Stacey Marie Clever '98 is attend-
ing The Dickinson School of Law in
John Michael Coles '98 is attend-
ing The Dickinson School of Law in
Colette Miller Commodore *98 is a
network administrator for First
Maryland Bancorp in Harrisburg,
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
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,
"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
"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
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
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
Heather M. Krause '98 is a thera-
peutic recreation assistant at the
Lebanon Valley Brethren Home in
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 ro.iri.il
analyst tor Northern Trust
Retirement Consulting Inc. in
Hannah Cantor with President
Keeper of Her
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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,
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
Kathleen A. Ziga '98 is a residence
director/assistant women's basketball
coach at Juniata College in
ALUMNI WEEKEND 99
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
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
Senators Baseball Game
Senators vs. New Haven
Ravens (Seattle Mariners)
Picnic at 1 1 :30
Game time at 1 :05 p.m.
Dinner and Garden Tour
MBA Tenth Anniversary
Studio/Art Gallery Tour
Christmas at the Valley
3 and 7 p.m.
Lebanon Valley College
Annville, PA 17003
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