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Lebanon Valley College Magazine 



ing/Summer 2000 



Bridge in 
THE Sky 



Spanning the Ages 




The Fasick Bridge at 
Lebanon Valley College 






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Vol. 17, Number 2 
Departments 



TheValley 

Lebanon Valley College Magazine v 



Spring/Slmmi2R 2000 



Features 



20 Class News & Notes 

34 Newsmakers 

38 News Briefs 

40 Sports 

Vice President Jor Advancement: 
Anne Berry 

Editor: 

Tom Hanrahan 

Writers: 

Shanna Adler, Katie Bowman Grisbacher, 
Mar)' Beth Hower, Dr. Leo Mazow, Barbara 
Miller, Jim Miller, Josiah Novack '97, 
Cindy Progin, Stephen Trapnell '90 

Proofreader: 
Lois Fegan 

Designer: 

John T. Consoli 

Image Impact Design & Photography 

Production Manager: 
Kelly Alsedek 

Photography: 
A. Pierce Bounds 
John T. Consoli 
Terrs- Wild 

Director of Ahunni Programs: 
Ann Hess Myers 

Dircctoi of Development: 
Carolyn Lau\er 

Send comments or address changes to; 

Office of College Relations 

Lebanon Valley College 

101 North College .^venue 

Annville.PA 17003-0501 

Phone:(717)867-6030 

Fax: (717) 867-6035 

E-mail: progin@lvc.edu 

The Valley is published by Lebanon Valley 

College and is distributed without charge to 

alumni and friends. 

On the Cover: Fosicfc Bridge 
Photograph byjohn T. ConsoU 

Lejt: A duck enjoys ihc Peace Garden. 
Photograph byjohn T Consoli 

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




Bridge in the Sk}' 

Gfllcivay to [lie Valley: 
The Fasick Bridge 
offers new perspectives 
on the suiTonnding 
coimttyside. the quaint 
town o/.4nnvi!le and 
the expanding college 
campus. 

B\ DR. LEO NLAZOW 



7 The Lazin Series: "Life" 
Scholars Come to the Valle\ 

Scvrn experts share their worldh 
knowledge with stiulents- 

BY KATIE BOWMAN GRISBACHER 





1 2 Tools of the Trade 

Robert Dinennan 'S8 uses communication 
tools to promote chanties of the stars. 

BY STEPHEN TRAPNELL ^0 



14 Athletes & Friends 

Four vears and 1 7 MAC individual championships later .Ann .\/[isser and Tara Ruhl arc 
readv for their next challenges. 

BY JOSIAH NOVACK '97 




Spring/Summer 2000 



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During the evening hours 

of November 4, 1999, approximately 
800 students, faculty and staff of 
Lebanon Valley College crowded the 
gently rolling scarp of land just 
northwest of Arnold Sports Center to 
watch a crane lower an enormous section 
of a pedestrian bridge onto two cement 
piers. Joined by throngs of townspeople, 
reporters, architects and engineers, the 
assembly watched in almost silent awe as 
the span, measuring 125 feet long and 
15 feet wide, crowned the meandering 
path of Pennsylvania Route 93-4. Such 
fervor of press and pageantrv has 
historically accompanied bridge raisings 
and dedications, and the excited mood of 
the densely packed crowd last November 
certainly matched the tradition. 

Stor^' b^' Dr. Leo Mazow 
Photographs bv John T. Consoli 



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Earlier in the evening, 

students congregated in a tent, erected 
near the bridge site, where they were 
treated to a cook-out. As the night 
progressed, everybody kept warm with 
coffee and hot chocolate. PennDOT had 
closed off a stretch of Route 934, 
extending from U.S. 422 to a few miles 
south of Interstate 81 . Local police were 
also present, but they were hardly 
needed to manage the mass ot onlookers. 
Lined all the way to the safety 
stanchions at the precipice ot the hill, 
the crowd gazed intently at the bridge, 
their collective silence interrupted only 
by occasional gasps of amazement as the 
massive span hovered in the night sky. 
The onlookers ar the bridge raising 
were experiencing a sort ot spectacle, 
accompanying many such feats, which 
some scholars, including John Kasson 

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and Leo Marx, have called the 
"technological sublime." Overcome by 
the sight ot the herculean crane freely 
maneuvering an enormous section of 
what would become a bridge, the 
audience was lett to ponder the 
installation ot a monumental 
construction, one whose massive size and 
scale are not easily described by words, 
nor readily translated into rational 
feeling. Perhaps this level of 
psychological engrossment accounts tor 
the relative stillness at the bridge 
raising. Throughout history, artists, 
writers, travelers and other observers 
have had similar sublime reactions to 
natural formations, such as Niagara Falls 
and the Grand Canyon. On this night in 
early November, however, a contrivance 
made by human beings elicited the 
strong emotions. 



Yet the crowd did not soon disperse 
after the bridge was mounted and its 
ends bolted into the cement foundation. 
No less stunning a sight than the span 
held up high by a crane was the bridge 
itselt. Although a tar cry from the 
Brooklyn Bridge or the Golden Gate 
Bridge, the Fasick Bridge is no less an 
example of the technological sublime. 
Replete with a subtle camber arc, and 
rich coloration in blood red, midnight 
blue, and beige, the span rises to 
approximately 20 teet above the two- 
lane highway below. Perhaps most 
"sublime" here, cable-bearing stays 
dramatically ascend some 30 feet farther, 
exaggerating the height of the span 
itself The bridge appears considerably 
higher than it actually is, especially in 
relation to McGill Field (to the west), 
which is sunken into the land. 



Extending to a serpentine walkway to 
the east, and connecting to an elongated, 
exposed brick stairway to the west, the 
span is almost twice as wide as Route 
934. The structure dominates the road 
beneath it, rising from the elevated 
landscape like a giant, floating gateway 
leading into — and framing — the 
Lebanon Valley. 



President as Architect 

Perhaps no one was more pleased with 
those congregating by the bridge than 
Dr. G. David PoUick, president of 
Lebanon Valley College. Holding a 
Ph.D. in philosophy, and specializing in 
aesthetics. Dr. Pollick had long 
envisioned the bridge "as a great place to 
be," and not merely a way to "get to the 
other side" oi Route 9.34. The president 
had first conceived of the bridge amid 
negotiations to purchase the property to 
the east of the Heilman Center. "What it 
the sale of the land does not go 
through," he wondered. "What other 
strategies are there for enhancing the 
campus's aesthetic dimension?" Beset 
with these concerns, the president began 
thinking about the west side of Route 
934; he embarked upon a design and 
building program that resulted in 



The structure 

dominates the road 

beneath it, rising from 

the elevated landscape 

like a giant, floating 

gateway leading into — 

and framing — the 

Lebanon Vallev 



McGiU Field, a new soccer complex and, 
ultimately, the bridge. Dr. Pollick had 
been w'orking on the design of a 
suspension bridge with an architect 
who, several months into the project, 
passed away. At this point the president 
stepped in, opting to play a larger role 
in the development ot the bridge. 

Before arriving at LVC in summer 
1996. Dr. Pollick had been the president 
ot the School of the Art Institute of 
Chicago, where, he admits, he opened 



his eyes to the expressive possibilities of 
innovative design. He notes that the Art 
Institute students "did more to strip 
away my caution in dealing with design 
than any other group I've been around." 
Dr. Pollick similarly stripped away 
many of his own preconceived notions of 
what a bridge could be. Elaborating on 
the original design of the suspension 
bridge, he suggested several revisions, 
including cross bracing, a new color 
scheme and a series of tubes alternating 
in size beneath the span. Inspired by a 
recent trip to Portugal, he also 
introduced the use of stay cabling, 
descending from two thin towers on the 
east pier. For all the amendments to the 
mitial plan for the bridge, care was 





nonetheless taken to integrate the 
structure with the preexisting landscape 
and architecture. In its color scheme, 
brickwork and emergence from the hilly 
terrain, the bridge meshes with the 
design elements and agrarian tone ot the 
Heilman Center, as well as with the foot 
bridge traversing the wetlands and 
connecting with the Arnold Sports 
Center. With the circumspection of a 
landscape architect, the president points 
out that "North campus is a project, 
made up of individual projects, shifting 
between different parts and the whole." 

Vet, traversing the bridge yields a 
somewhat disorienting feeling. 
Envisioning the structure as an 
"experience " in its own right. Dr. 
Pollick aimed for such a sensation when 
he modified the initial plans for the 
suspension bridge. Strong winds 



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frequently whip through the truss work, 
exposing pedestrians to the forces of 
nature. Also somewhat confounding, the 
thin stay towers emerging from the east 
pier create a sense of asymmetry. The 
cable pattern, in particular, seizes the 
pedestrian's attention. One presumes 
that the cables will align with the walk, 
but they connect to the tubes at varying 
points, producing an undulating array of 
lines. As Dr. Pollick summarizes, "the 
cable pattern yields the unexpected." 
Early plans had called for a bridge with 
cable stays, but PennDOT confirmed 
that a structure supported solely by such 
wiring would entail an especially long 
approval process. 

In the final plan, the piers at either 
end support the span, and so the cables 
are an aesthetic rather than a structural 
inclusion. Yet, even without the truss 
work, the cables — tensioned to 12,000 
pounds — could bear the weight ot the 
span and pedestrians. But perhaps mosr 
unexpected here is the very idea of a stay 
cable pedestrian bridge. Although 
stayed cables complement the support 
systems of several well-known 
monuments, such as the Brooklyn 
Bridge (1883), relatively few North 
American bridges are girded solely by 
stay cables. Important exceptions 
include the Pasco-Kennewick Bridge 
(1970) in Washington, and the 
Nackawic Bridge (1967) in Mactaquac, 
New Brunswick. Large bridges 
supported entirely by stayed cables did 
not appear until the early 1950s, and 
this bridge type remains much more 
common in Europe than in North 
America. 

Paper Bridges 

A bridge is a particularly rich symbol for 
a college or university. Students, after 
all, conceive of their education as a 
bridge to the future, a pathway over 
gaps and gorges, leading to an otherwise 
unattainable site — e.g., a job, a body of 




knowledge. Few architectural 
monuments are as loaded with 
symbolism and metaphor as the bridge. 
The icon has inspired a diverse array of 
artists — including Joseph Stella, John 
Mann and Lyonel Feininger — who have 
enlisted the bridge as an emblem of 
national unity, urban dynamism and 
historical promise. Writers, however, 
have typically treated the motif in more 
ambivalent terms. In such classics as 
Ambrose Bierce's "Occurrence at Owl 
Creek Bridge" (1892), T.S. Eliot's "The 
Wasteland" (1922) and Hart Crane's "To 
Brooklyn Bridge" (1927, 1930), the 
image is alternately a religious 
surrogate, a janus-faced cultural 
monument and a complex aesthetic 
experience. The Fasick Bridge — like so 
many others — adds machine metaphors 
to these artistic and literary traditions. 

As a conglomeration of steel and 
cement designed by architects and 
engineers and erected by an army of 
efficient laborers, the AnnviUe bridge 
suggests industrial and mechanical 
analogies. The piston-like tubes beneath 
the span and the rhythmic grid of cross- 
bracing between the balusters also yield 
this impression. As with many bridges, 
dams and other monumental structures, 
the allusion to the mechanical may 
account in part tor its visual appeal. 
Fusing art and utility, the bridge is both 
an aesthetic and a technological wonder. 

Instead of locating the metaphorical 
potential of the pedestrian bridge within 
modern literary and artistic traditions. 



however, it may be useful to consider the 
structure alongside the work of a lesser- 
known but nonetheless revealing poem, 
"My Paper Bridge" (1930), by the 
twentieth-century Yiddish poet Kadya 
Molodowsky. The Yiddish scholar 
Kathryn Hellerstein points out that in 
Jewish legend, upon the arrival of the 
Messiah, the righteous will traverse a 
special paper bridge to enter Paradise. 
Molodowsky 's poem, however, is far 
from paradisiacal in tone and theme. 
Her persona encounters a destitute, 60- 
year-old woman walking across the 
edifice. The narrator had previously 
known her paper bridge as a positive, 
affirming structure, "The very one I 
cross to happiness." 

Returning to the image of the older 
woman, the poet's last stanza disrupts 
the halcyon mood. Meeting on the 
bridge, "we stood. . .chatting away, just 
so,/She about shoes, while her bones 
were freezing,/And I, simply because I 
had nowhere to go." Molodowsky 
reminds us that the challenge posed by 
any bridge — educational or otherwise — 
is to remember where one has been, and 
to think about where one is going. 

Hellerstein translates and edits 
Molodowsky 's poetry in her recently 
published Paper Bridges (Wayne State 
University Press, 1999). Hellerstein 
points out that, because "written on 
paper," the poem "is itself a kind of 
paper bridge." More broadly speaking, 
the written word — a staple of college 
education — is, in effect, a bridge to 
nearly every imaginable career or 
discipline. Armed with the initially 
startling but ultimately rewarding 
experience of traversing the Fasick 
Bridge, students will do well to 
remember that their diploma is a paper 
bridge to the future. 

Dr Leo Mazow is director of the Suzanne H. 
Arnold Art Gallery and assistant professor 
of art at Lebanon Valley College. 



The "Valley 



The Lazin Series 



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"LIFE 

SCHOLARS 

COME TO THE 

VALLEY 



In early November 1999, seven distinguished alumni 
and local business leaders arrived on the Lebanon Valley 
College campus for two days of immersion into academic 
and student life. The visitors — including an Olympic 
orthopedic surgeon, a leading Pennsylvania school 
psychologist and the chief financial officer of an energy 
investment and publishing firm — attended classes, led 
discussions, met with campus organizations and interacted 
with students. 

The forum was the inauguration ot the Lazin 
Distinguished Leader-In-Residence Series, created and 
endowed by Malcolm Lazin '65, J. D., in memory of his 
father, Norman Lazin '37, D.O. The elder Lazin, a first 
generation American who grew up during the Depression, 
attended LVC on a scholarship before going to medical 
school. His sense of indebtedness to the college remained 
with him throughout his life, his son recalls, and Malcolm 
Lazin wanted to honor him by giving back to the college. 

By Katie Bowman Grisbacher 

Portraits by John T. Consou 



Sprixg/Slmmer 2000 



Lazin was also inspired to support 

the progressive changes he has seen that have 
estabUshed LVC as a "quality institution" over recent 
years. To complement the solid academic training 
students receive, Lazin wanted to help expose 
students to professionals in their particular fields ot 
interest. The Lazin Series aims to bring professional 
leaders to the campus each tall semester. In the 
inaugural series in the tall of 1999, seven academic 
departments participated. Through contact with the 
"residents," as the guests were referred to, students 
"get a perspective of what's happening now as well as 
that leader's prognosis of the future of the field," 
added Lazin. 

Another goal of the series is to strengthen ties of 
alumni and community leaders to the college. "If the 
college is to grow in stature and endowment, it needs 
to depend on support from alumni and others who 
embrace rhe mission ot Lebanon Valley College. " Lazin 
felt that a series such as this "would be a valuable 
opportunity tor LVC to bring important people to see 
the institution — to make new friends and enhance the 
commitment ot others to the college." 

One such new friend is Jim Mead, president and 
chief executive officer ot Capital Blue Cross. 
Returning to the classroom was a natural tor Mead, 
who began his career as a member ot the faculty at 
Penn State's School of Business in Harnsburg. 
Coming to Lebanon Valley, "I had hoped to bring a 
perspective from the day-to-day business world. I was 
honestly very grateful to see how we were able to link 
what students talked about academically to the 
problems I addressed in a business setting." 

Mead most appreciated his visit to Management 
Communications, a business administration class, because of just 
such an opportunity. He held a competition in which students 
cririqued the newly revised Capital Blue Cross website. Judged by 
Professors Leon Markowicz and Robert Leonard, the students who 
offered the best consulting service won Capital Blue Cross t-shirts 
and tickets to a Hershey Bears game. Needless to say, the students 
produced stellar critiques. Mead reports. 

Representing another perspective was Helen Heidelbaugh '90, 
president and chief executive officer ot the Community Volunteers 
in Medicine Program, an organization that provides medical and 
dental care tor the uninsured working poor in Chester County. She 
came back to campus to "share a bit of the health care reality 
world" with students. 

"We live in the wealthiest county in the state, and there are 
over 40,000 people in this county who meet our criteria.... It's 
amazing how much poverty there is in this country." 

As a non-traditional student, Heidelbaugh earned her 




bachelor's degree in health care management taking two evening 
courses at a time, while working a full-time job and raising a 
family. "Learning is a lifelong process that doesn't quit," she 
offered to the students. 

For Magda Jura '01, "Helen Heidelbaugh was one of the most 
inspiring people I met. At dinner, she said, 'If you want to do it, 
and you set your mind to it, you will do it. Don't be afraid to set 
high goals, to dream." 

Jura is taking Heidelbaugh's words to heart. An international 
student from Romania, she is majoring in international relations 
and minoring in economics, and she is interested in "questions 
that arise from the transition from communism to a free country." 
Despite their different career interests, she found Heidelbaugh's 
encouragement applicable across all majors and fields. "The Lazin 
Series is not only about contacts you make," Jura feels, "but about 
general advice." 

In fact. Jura did meet a valuable contact in George King '68, 
chief financial officer for the Energy Intelligence Group, based in 
New York City. "It was very funny," Jura remembers. "I had seen 



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Malcolm Lazin.J.D.. executive 
directoi of PrideFest America 



a list of alumni, and saw thac George King had majored in 
economics. I'm minoring in economics, so I thought I'd like to 
meet him. I went to the dinner, and Dr. Art Ford (professor of 
English) asked me to join him and Mr. King! " 

Since then, King and Jura have arranged an editorial 
internship, in which Jura will research, check facts and maybe 
later write for the Energy Intelligence Group's publications. King 
found Jura "very impressive. She had a probing attitude and asked 
me ver\- direct questions. " 

As a Lazin Scholar, King wanted to impress upon the students 
the value of a network as well as the importance of learning how 



to communicate. "This is not just an academic exercise. Top- 
notch people in any sort of work communicate well." King, 
himself, spoke to between 60 and 70 students mdividualiy over 
the course of his two-day campus visit. 

Some classes saw two or even three residents at a time. King 
initially was concerned about the effectiveness of "diluting 
resources. " However, he found that he and the other leaders often 
dovetailed off of one another's comments, and the students had 
exposure to a wider range of experiences. 

King and fellow resident Mead were asked by Professor Jeanne 
Hey to explain to her students the value of a microeconomics 



Lazin felt that a series such as this "would be a valuable opportunity^ for LVC to bring important people 
to see the institution — to make new friends and enhance the commitment of others to the coUege." 

— Malcolm Lazin 




course required tor economics ma|ors. King spoke of 
an opportunity early in his career to take charge of a 
Cost of Living Council during the period of OPEC 
price controls. "I was a very young guy. but because I 
had taken this course, I understood economics and 
was able to do the job. The ironic thing is Jim Mead 
had the same thing happen to him. " 

"l think George King and Jim Mead got a big 
kick out of it." Hey recalls. She and the students 
appreciated the "fun. not technical, " diversion from 
class as usual, as well as her guests' professional 
perspectives. "As hard as I try to bring current events 
into the classroom, that's not where it's at for these 
kids. The students saw these men as very successful 
m the real world. " 

In Professor Dale Summers' Foundations of 
Education course, one student received a surprise 
perk. After class, education major and basketball 
player Matt Ziegenfuss '02 approached orthopedic 
surgeon David Joyner. M.D.. who took a look at the 
athlete's injured knees right there in the classroom. 
Jovner also offered Ziegenfuss an appointment to 
come to his office for further evaluation. 

Joyner is no stranger to Lebanon Valley College, 
having served as an advisor for the development of 
LVC's new physical therapy program. Surgeon. 

enttepreneur and educator. 



Knstcn .AMi;sfikit. Ph.D.. 
.siipcniso?" of diagnostic, 
cliiiicaf and consultative 
sendees for the Capital 
.\rea Intenncdialc Unit 



Joyner currently serves on 
the staff of the Orthopedic 
Institute of Pennsylvania; 
as chief executive officer of 
Elan Cosmetics Centers. 



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Jim Mead, president and 
chief executive officer of 
Capital Blue Cross 



Inc. (provider of medically directed skin care, laser 
and plastic surgical services); and as chairman of the 
Sports Medicine Committee of the United States 
Olympic Committee — just a few of his numerous 
appointments. His curriculum vitae also includes 
karate instruction and appearances with the 
Harrisburg Dance Conservatory. 

Dr. Joyner's activities during his visit to LVC 
reflect the diversity of his interests. He participated 
in classroom discussions of teacher contract 
negotiations, the Wall Street Journal, and death and 
dying. "Religion and Ethics interested me 
particularly in the context of today's society's lack 
thereof " In that class, taught by Professor Don 
Byrne, students analyzed a problem about buying 
Christmas presents. 

Joyner led a psychology class entitled Drugs and 
Behavior, where students were eager to learn about 
the Olympic Committee's "anti-doping" process. He 
also sat in on a sociology class guest-taught by 
Malcolm Lazin, and met with biology club and 
physical therapy students to talk about career 
opportunities. 

While lecturing, Joyner was pleased by the 
classroom styles he encountered. "In every class at 
Lebanon Valley, nobody just spewed information and 
expected students to regurgitate. Every class had 
Socratic interaction." 

The opportunity to step into the classroom was 




"I loved it there! Students may not realize the quality of the education they are getting now, 
but when they get out into professional schools, they will find that they are very well prepared." 



—Ed miton 



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inspiring for all of the leaders. "Even participating or observing 
got you to the nub ot Lebanon 'Valley as an academic 
institution," says Lazin. "'We got to see it perform its core 
mission." 

Lazin, a self-professed "jack-of-all-trades," has practiced both 
government and private law, run for Philadelphia District 
Attorney (defeated by no less than Ed Rendell), founded the 
trailblazing Penn's Landing Development Corporation, lit the 
Benjamin Franklin Bridge and currently serves as Executive 
Director of PrideFest America (which he began), the nation's 
largest gay and lesbian symposium and festival. 

During the fall series, Lazin attended classes in government, 
religion, history, sociology and business. He met with the gay 
and lesbian student group, and "was pleased with the amount of 
support that group gets, including from the college chaplain 



(Darrell "Woomer), who advises the group." 

The visiting leaders seem as pleased to have met one another 
as to have spent time at the college. Lazin shared the teaching of 
a marketing class with Jim Mead, "who is a super guy. To have 
the president of Capital Blue Cross, who makes major 
marketing decisions, telling a class how those decisions were 
made is wonderful — he has remarkable insight." 

Students in Professor Kerrie Laguna's psychology courses 
gained valuable insight from Kristen Angstadt '74, Ph.D., a 
supervisor of diagnostic, clinical and consultative services for the 
Capital Area Intermediate Unit. As a school psychologist, 
Angstadt has worked with learning disabled, attention deficit 
disordered, physically handicapped, hearing impaired and 
neurologically impaired children. 

Laguna was pleased that her students learned, from 



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Angstadt, about the history of special education in 
Pennsylvania — how service was originally provided and how 
laws have changed the service. "She has been with the I.U. for 
over 20 years, and has seen a lot of changes in funding and the 
I.U. system ot organization. These are things I usually talk 
about at the global level, but she made it local, using examples 
of specific students to illustrate." 

Laguna's students are primarily education ma)ors, with many 
earning a dual certification in special education, and psychology 
majors, many ot whom are considering going into school 

psychology. "Kristen was terrific. It's 
great for students to see someone in 
that field." 

In her role as college trustee. Dr. 
Angstadt had lunch with the 
International Student Organization. 
Jura, president of the organization. 



Below; Ed Hilton 78, 
D.M.D., president and 
practicing clinical 
orthodontist, Hilton- 
Diminick Orthodontic 
Associates 




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was "impressed with her curiosity and open-mindedness. She 
wanted to hear if international students are happy here, and if 
we are getting the services we need." 

Like Angstadt, LVC alumnus Ed Hilton '""8, D.M.D., 
enjoyed participating in the Lazin Series as an opportunity to 
"give back" to the college that gave so much to him as a 
student. "I loved it there. Students may not realize the quality of 
the education they are getting now, but when they get out into 
professional schools, they will find that they are very well 
prepared." 

After receiving a B.S. in biology from Lebanon Valley 
College, Hilton earned graduate degrees in dentistry- and 
orthodontics at Temple University. He gained admittance with 
only five other students to his class at Temple's School ot 
Orthodontics, a feat he credits to the excellent academic 
preparation he experienced at Lebanon Valley. Hilton now 
operates a flourishing orthodontic practice, with offices in Camp 
Hill and Harrisburg. 

"Several kids in the pre-professional program 
hadn't thought about dentistry- or orthodontics until 
they heard me speak — and now they are considering 
taking that route, rather than medical school." 

Hilton noted happily that the college's academic 
standards, hands-on personal touch and student 
enthusiasm remain high. "I was even motivated to 
purchase some updated textbooks on microbiology 
and genetics at the bookstore. It's amazing how much 
I did not forget!" 

Hilton concurred with other residents, faculty and 
students that participation in the Lazin Series was 
well worth his time. "It was very well-run, and the 
coordinators were very accommodating. " 

"I thought for a first-year effort it came oft' 
flawlessly, thanks in large part to Ann Myers, " 
remarks Lazin. Myers, director of alumni programs 
and coordinator of the Lazin Series, hopes to expand 
the program next year. She would also like to arrange 
for visiting leaders to attend some evening classes in 
order to have more contact with continuing 
education students. 

Many of the Lazin leaders have been asked to 
return to classes as guest lecturers, while others have 
served as resources and contacts to students as they 
begin their job searches. The series is already living 
up to Lazin's expectations of "an investment that we 
hope will pay a lot of dividends to students and to 
the college. " 

Kiitie Boumari Grishacher is a graJuate of Swarthmore 
College, uorkmg towards her certification in music 
education at Lebanon Valley College. She works as a 
freelance uriter. tutor and event planner. 



Spring/Summer 2000 



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TOOLS 



OF 
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Above: Robert D}ncnnan '58 in his showroom at Envision Industnes 
in Cincinnati, OH; Above right (I to r) Ira Dinennan. Tim Allen 
(Envision Spo/iesperson), Molly Dinennan and Robert Dinennan 



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ADE 



By Barbara Miller 

Portrait by Rich Soffr/XNCO 

From working at a family- 
owned frozen food business 
to marketing products with 
endorsements of celebrities 
such as Tim Allen, Robert 
Dinerman has been able to 
apply concepts he learned 
as a psychology major at 
Lebanon Valley College 
more than 40 years ago. 

The first place he put them into practice 
after graduating from LVC in 1958 was at 
Pierre Frozen Foods Inc., his family's 
frozen foods business in his hometown of 
Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Now retired from the family business, 
he's putting them to use again as chairman 
of Envision Industries, a company that has 
worldwide distribution rights for the Tim 
Alien Signature Tool Ime, and is also 
marketing products tor Boomer Esiason's 
charitable foundation, "Team Boomer. " 

The Tim Allen line was born after an 
inventor brought an idea to Envision, a 
firm Dinerman and partners formed in 
1996. One of his partners suggested Allen, 
star of "Home Improvement," would be 
the perfect person to endorse the line. 

"When we got to him he was at the 
height of his career," said Dinerman, who 
described Allen as a "very bright, busy 
guy" who's just like he acts on TV, who is 
also witty, friendly and very humble. On 
the downside for business, "He doesn't 
think it fits his image to hawk products," 
Dinerman said, even thougli he's donating 
all the proceeds to charity. 

Still, Allen arouses a lot of curiosity and 
interest among the public, and also attracts 
inventors and ideas for future products. 
"He's like a magnet — people are curious 




aliout him, 
Dinerman said. 

One of the best- 
selling tools has 
been the NACK (New 
Automatic Changing Knife), which was 
brought to Envision by a fotmer carpet 
layer/inventor. It is a multiple-blade utility 
knife manufactured under the Husky tool 
line at Home Depot, and is under the Tim 
Allen line in other stores. 

Dinerman also believes Allen's comedic 
character and "handyman" don't always 
coincide in the public's mind, which "was 
not necessarily a plus when it comes to 
selling serious tools." But they found a 
way to use his persona to their advantage: 
one of their first products was a first aid 
kit. "Women would buy it as a gag gift for 
their husbands, " he said. 

A new line is now being emphasized — 
children's project kits that parents and 
children complete together, such as 
birdhouses, trains and clocks, also 
endorsed by Allen. 

Envision 's newest client is former NFL 
quarterback and Monday Night Football 
commentator Boomer Esiason. 

Esiason has a son afflicted with cystic 
fibrosis, and he has started a foundation 
called "Team Boomer " to raise funds for 
research. With the help of Envision, he has 
endorsed a line of health-related products 
such as air and water filters, and sports- 
related products like stadium seats. All the 
proceeds are donated to his foundation. 

"The line is less than a year old, and is 
rapidly developing. Boomer is a real 
spokesperson, and wants to cure his son, so 
he is really driven, " Dinerman said. 

Envision lias $15 to $20 million a year 
in sales, and is hoping to establish its 
reputation in celebrity marketing. "We 
hope we can attract more celebrities who 
want to do this, " he said. 

His psychology background was an 
invaluable tool in his business success, 
Dinerman feels, since it taught him, 
among other things, the value of 
systematically observing variables. "That 
discipline influenced me in all my 
decision-making, " he said. 



rhroughout his 
business career, 
Dinerman has also 
maintained a spot in the 
classroom — first as a 
graduate student in 
psychology at Xavier 
University in Cincinnati, where he 
received his master's degree in 1967, and 
then as an instructor through 1994 in 
Xavier's Graduate School of Business 
Administration. 

"You learn so much from the students. 
They are very stimulating," Dinerman 
said, recalling how he would give the 
students real-life examples from his 
business, and also test out some of his 
academic theories at work. 

"I am looking forward to coming back 
in November to Lebanon 'Valley College as 
a guest in the Lazin Series (see page 7)," 
Dinerman said, adding that he hopes to be 
able to sit in on some classes and maybe 
even do some guest teaching. "I plan to 
bring all the 'tools of the trade' with me. 
I'll be ready. " he said. 

Dinerman often stops in Annville when 
visiting his home at the New Jersey 
seashore, and recalls where favorite haunts 
like the Co-Ed Luncheonette and "Hot 
Dog " Ftank's cafe were located, along with 
his apartment that was once near the old 
Kingsley is: Brown Cleaners. 

He came to LVC as a sophomore, having 
attended the LIniversity of Cincinnati one 
year, mainly because he wanted to play 
basketball. Coach George "Rinso" 
Marcjuette took an interest in him, and he 
received a scholarship. Though receiving 
limited playing time, Dinerman said he 
w.Ls h.ippy to be playing basketball |ust the 
same. 

He loved psychology but struggled 
with accounting while at LVC. But 
Dinerman said he found while working as 
bookkeeper and eventually controller at 
Pierre that he "finally understood what it 
was all about. I could go back and get an 
'A'," he said. 

Barlurj MilUr is a staff tir/hr for the 
Patriot News. 



SPRlNG/SUMMliR 2000 



13 









One is a nvE-xiME All- American 

THROWER, THE MOST HONORED 

FEMALE STUDENT-ATHLETE IN 

LVC HISTORY. 

The OTHER IS the most versatile 

student- athlete among the 

Flying Dutchmen, appearing in 

Middle Atlantic Conference 

(MAC) Championships in 

basketball and tennis as WELLj 

as indoor and outdoor 

track AND FIELD. 

Together, Ann Musser and 
Tara Ruhl, co-captains of the 

LVC track and FIELD TEAM THIS 
PAST SPRING, HAVE COMBINED FOR 

17 MAC TITLES, 20 MAC 

MEDALS AND EIGHT SCHOOL 

RECORDS. More importantly, 

Tl-lEY HAVE MADE THE VaLLEY A 



FORCE WORTH RECKtINlNG. 



LEBAW 









Ann Musser (right) and Tara 

Ruhl (left) have developed into 

a pair of track stars ranking 

among the finest. 



When championships are on the hne 

Musser '00 and Ruhl '00 would love nothing 
better than a team MAC outdoor championship. 
That road began February' 26 in the duo's final 
significant home meet, the MAC indoor 
championships at the Edward H. Arnold 
Sports Center. Musser, thrice the defending 
champion in the shot put and once in the 20- 
pound weight throw, had the top seeds in both 
events. Ruhl, the defending champ in the 200- 
meter dash, was also second seed in the 55 
meters. 

The two know the leadership aspect well. 
"Because I've done it before," says Musser, an 
1 1-time MAC champion, "means I have to 
prove myself again." 

At the same time, they rely on each other. 
"I run all day long, and I like coming down 
and watching the throwers for five minutes," 
says Ruhl, a six-time MAC champion in the 
sprints and relays. "We do it because w'e're 
teammates." 




A road less traveled 

For Musser. the route to LVC was somewhat 
straighttomard. For Ruhl. however, the 
journey was more circuitous. 

A native of Womelsdort, Musser was a 
standout at Conrad Weiser H.S., earning six 
medals at the PIAA Class AA state 
championships in the shot and discus. She also 
competed m the Championship ot America 
shot put at the Penn Relays, which showcases 
several ot the top 20 scholastic throwers 
nationally. 

However, not a single athletic scholarship 
appeared, so Musser trotted over to LVC, just 
25 miles away, earning a half-tuition Vickroy 
Scholarship and planning on a biologv major. 

BvJOSl.AH NOV.ACK "97 
Photogr-aphy by John T. Consoli 



Spring/Summer 2000 



15 




usser was coming to 
LVC amidst a 
throwing legacy that 
had developed over 
the past 10 years at 
the Valley, including 
Ail-Americans Scott Davis '93 (javelin) 
and Ross DeNisco '95 (shot put). 
Alongside were others forthcoming, 
Anthony Bernarduci '98 (javelin) and 
Patrick Loughney '99 (javelin). 

She took that to heart as a freshman, 
heaving 40-10 on her last throw in the 
MAC indoor championships in winning 
the shot put and provisionally qualifying 
for nationals. By outdoor MACs, she was 
aiming for the championship records ol 
41-11 1 /2 m the shot and 1 ,3 1 -6 in the 
discus. When all was said and done, 
both were hers. On the first day, she 
slammed out a toss of 141-6 in the 
dis.cus on her first throw, some 20 feet 
further than the field. On the second 
day, she heaved 42-1 1/2 in the shot, the 
only person that season to establish a 
pair of JMAC records. As a result, she 
earned the David B. Eavenson Sr. Award 
as presented by the MAC track and Held 
officials. 

At nationals, she threw 146-5 in the 
discus preliminary rounds, a new school 
record, before placing eighth in the 
finals with a 1 ,-)0-5 heave, becoming the 
first in LVC history to earn All-America 
honors in that event. 

Musser would continue her prowess 
as a sophomore, repeating as MAC 
indoor champ with a championships 
record of 43-0 1/4 and earning another 
All-America certificate with a fifth at 
nationals. 

That spring, Ruhl came out of 
nowhere. A native of Fredericksburg, she 
had some success at Northern Lebanon 
H.S., placing seventh as a senior in the 
100-meter hurdles at the PIAA District 
3 Class AA championships. After 
graduation, she headed to Albright 
College before transferring to LVC in the 
middle of her first year. Then, she was 
coming straight from the basketball 
team, having paced the Dutchmen to a 
16-7 record, its first-ever winning season. 

Learning to use starting blocks for 
the first time, Ruhl won the 100 meters 



in the season-opening invitational and 
added good performances in the 200 
meters. "With blocks, once you get into 
them, it's a matter of getting 
comfortable adjusting," said LVC 
assistant coach Joel Hoffsmith, who has 
coached sprinting, hurdling and relays at 
the Valley for seven years. "She had to 
get a feel for them." 

With MACs fast approaching and few 
legs remaining, Hoffsmith took a chance 
and added her to the 400-meter (4x100) 
and 1,600-meter (4x400) relays. That 
strategy worked, with Ruhl sparking the 
400 relay to a gold medal, clocking 
51.07 seconds, and adding a bronze in 
the 1,600 relay, clocking 4:08.03 and 
breaking a school record which had 
stood for a decade. 



Pulling together 

At indoor MACs this year, Musser and 
Ruhl both had their challenges to deal 
with. Musser was still rounding into 
form, having taken a mini-term class 
over winter break and cramming six 
classes into the spring semester. 

Ruhl had different concerns. Settling 
into the starting blocks in the 55 trials, 
Ruhl was battling personal trepidations. 
As a junior, she won her race in the trials 
but crashed to a stop against the padded 
walls, pulling her quadriceps. She 
toughed through that, keying the 800- 
meter (4x200) relay to a school-record 
1:53.72 and another gold, placing 
second in the 55 and adding another 
gold with a 28.31 in the 200, but the 
pain would become haunting. 





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The Valley 




At outdoor MACs at Messiah, Ruhl 
advanced to the finals of the 100 and 
200 with the top times. In the 100 
finals, however, she fell out of her 
blocks, getting charged with a false 
start, an automatic disqualification. "I 
was hyped," she admits. "That's the 
whole problem." 

She salvaged the outdoor 
championships well, sparking the 400 
relay to the gold, its third consecutive, 
with a 50.16, another school record, and 
earning the silver in the 200 meters. 

This time, as a senior, she was 
healthier, but dealing with other issues. 
With the basketball team in the midst 
of a school-record 17 wins, coming off 
an appearance in the MAC playoffs and 
an eventual berth and number one seed 
in the ECAC Championships, Ruhl 
received the go-ahead from head 
basketball coach Peg Kautfman to help 
out her track teammates. "She's in very 
good shape," says Kauffman, who has 
coached the Dutchmen tor seven years, 
"so the possibility ot a pull or a tear was 
less likely. " 

Topping that ott, Ruhl was battlmg 
the flu, so she was focusing on the 
sprints, borrowing a pair of spikes from 
teammate Jana Romlein, who was 
stepping up without Ruhl on the relays 
and anchoring both the 4x200 and 
4x400 events. "She wears the same size 
as me (7-7 1/2)," says Romlein, a junior 
psychology major and two-time 
defending outdoor champion in the 400- 
meter dash, "and it was a team thing." 

Ruhl pulled through, capturing the 
55 meters in 7.78 seconds and repeating 
as the 200 champion in 28.5.1, while 
Romlein anchored the 4x200 to another 
gold, adding another gold in the 4x400 
relay. "I'm glad I gave her the shoes, " 
quips Romlein. "We wouldn't have won 
the 4x100 relay (outdoors) at MACs if 
she hadn't come along. " 

More importantly, with Musser 
sweeping the weight throw with a 45-0 
heave and the shot with a 39-1 1 1/2 

Left: Mussci" Icnmc/u's the discus in practice. 
Above right: Ruhl hands off the baton to 
teammate Meredith Roberts '02 at a recent 
practice. 




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toss, her tourth title running, Lebanon 
Valley, placing second among eight 
schools, earned its highest finish ever 
at indoor MACs. 

Bouncing back, looking fonvard 

When asked about Ruhl's multi-sport 
career, Kent Reed, head coach ot the 
track team for the past 29 years, states 
"Track is basically a developmental 
sport. If you're improving your speed, 
that helps you in your other sports. I've 
always been in tavor ot people doing 
everything they can do during their 
college experience. " 

Kauftman agrees. "If it benefits Tara 
and it benefits the team," she points out 
about Ruhl going from one sport to 
another and back again, "then how could 
I not support that?" 

The two are heading their separate 
ways after graduation, with Ruhl, a 
sociology major, planning on working 
tor a year and contemplating returning 
tor a psychology major before going to 



law school. Musser, now a psychology 
major, plans graduate study in that field. 

At press time, they were planning on 
a major finish. In late April and 
throughout May, they competed in the 
Penn Relays, the MAC championships 
and possibly the NCAA Division III 
outdoor national championships. 

Their mark on track is firmly placed. 
"Ann Musser is in a class by herself," 
says Vincent Touev, the Widener head 
coach tor 13 years. "Her level ot 
excellence helps us reach higher goals. 
Competing with Ann hiis helped us 
become better athletes." 

Ruhl. who also happens to hold ever}' 
LVC women's tennis record including a 
22-2 singles mark, plans on joining 
Musser in the national spotlight, saying. 
"I'd like, most honestly, for our 4x100 
relay team to go to nationals. " 

Josiah Norack '9~ is u sports correjpoHiJeilt 
for the Lebanon Daily News. He competed 
ill track and cross country for four years at 
Lebanon Valley College. 



Spring/Summer 2000 



17 



Night: 



Selected Works by 
Michael Allen and 
Robert Heilman 

AN EXHIBITION IN THE 

Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery 

Lebanon Valley College i 



May 26 -June 25, 2000 

Palmyra-based Michael Allen and 
Lebanon-based Robert Heilman 
explore the often overlooked byways 
of south-central Pennsylvania as 
perceived through the gauze of night. 
Siphoning mystery and poetry out of 
otherwise impenetrable darkness, 
Allen and Heilman reclaim the enigma 
of the urban and the industrial. 

The gallery is open Thursdays & 
. Fridays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., 
Saturdays & Sundays from 11:00 a.m. 
to 5:00 p.m., and by appointment. If 
your church, civic, or school group 
would like a guided tour of this 
exhibition, please call 717-867-6397. 



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CLASS NEWS & NOTES 



PRE- 30s 




DEATHS 

Helena ALaulfair Bolder '20, 
|, October 23, 1999. m Toledo, Ohio. 
f-,The mother of Norman M. Bouder 

Jr. '44, Helena was 101 years, eight 
|n months and three days old. 

Esther Lutz Bailey '26, 
November 6, 1999, at the age of 95. 

Bishop W. Maynard Sp.arks '27, 
August 17, 1999, in Sacramento, 
Calif., at the age of 92. He was 
elected bishop in the former 
'Evangelical United Brethren (EUB) 
Church m 1958. 

Miriam Muth Vanderwall '28, 
August 11, 1999. in Hershey, Pa., 
at the age of 91 . 

L Mae Burkholder Zwally '28, 
October 2. 1999, in Ephrata, Pa., at 
the a£»e of 94. 



30s 




NEWS 

Dr Mae I. Fauth '33 has visited 
233 out of a possible 308 countries 
in the world. Bahrain, Kuwait, 
Oman Quatar and the Galapagos 
Islands are among some of the 
countries she visited in 1999. 

Dr. Mark J. Hostetter '36 and 
Ruth C. Keene '39 were married 
on May 16, 1999, in the AnnviUe 
(Pa.) United Methodist Church. 
They reside at Cornwall Manor 

DEATHS 

Rev. S. Fred Christman '31, 
March 14, 1999, in Fayetteville, 
Pa., at the age of 90. 

Anna Garber Hollinger '32, 
October 1999. 

Leonard M. Schrope '33, 
November 11, 1999, in Whitehall 
Township, Pa., at the age of 87. He 
and his wife, MARGARET YoUNG 
Schrope '31, were married for 65 
years. 

The real 1936 May Queen 
, was Louise (Gillan) Hams. 
Minna Elliott Wolfskeil (pictured 
last issue) was actually the 1 934 
' Queen of the May. 



INMEMORIAM 

Hannah Cantor, 94, 

philanthropist and long-time friend 
of LVC, died September 15. Cantor 
devoted her life to the memory' of 
her sister, Mary Sachs, who founded 
successful clothing stores in 
Harrisburg, Lancaster and Reading. 
Through the Mary Sachs Trust, 
Cantor reached out to synagogues, 
medical facilities, colleges, libraries 
and other institutions throughout 
central Pennsylvania. In 1993, she 
received LVC's Founders Day Award 
in recognition of her philanthropic 
pursuits and caring nature. 

"Not only was Hannah Cantor a 
love, but she gave so much love and 
support to others," said President 
G. David PoUick. "With Hannah it 
was never really about money. It 
was always about purpose. I will 
miss her deeply and remember her 
with affection." 

Arthur L. Goldberg, 73, trustee 
emeritus, died February 2 1 . 
Goldberg was a model of 
professional and personal success as 
he touched the lives ot many people 
in the midstate through his 
philanthropic efforts and leadership 
in the Jewish community. He was 
founder of the Harrisburg law firm 
Goldberg, Katzman & Shipman and 
active in community affairs. 

"Arthut was one of the finest 
gentlemen I've ever had the 
pleasure of knowing," stated Ross 
Fasick, chair of LVC's Board of 
Trustees. "I don't remember him 
ever doing anything in the role of 
trustee, gentleman or friend that 
wasn't very positive. His death is a 
great loss to the college." 

Melvin Rlfe, 88, trustee emeritus, 
died February 1 1. Rite, an 
accountant and retired comptroller 
of St. Regis Paper Co., was a 
devoted member of the United 
Methodist Church for more than 50 
years and was actively involved with 
the Conservationists Society of York 
County and the York County 

■Verna I. Grissinger '34, 
September 6, 1999. 

Martha Kreider Rudnicki '34, 
February 11. 2000. A retired teacher 
in the Upper Darby (Pa.) Public 
Schools, she was the mother of 
Martha Rudnicki Williams '60. 



American Association of Retired 
Persons. 

"He was solid as a rock," recalls 
trustee Tom Reinhart. "When I was 
chair of the Board, I could always 
count on getting a straight response 
from Mel — either pro or con regard- 
less of what the subject might be." 

Gilbert McKlveen, 88, former 
head of the LVC Department ot 
Education, died January 9. He 
began his teaching career at LVC in 
1949, and served as head of the 
department until 1967. After 
leaving LVC, he continued to have 
a long and distinguished career in 
education, teaching at universities 
throughout the country. 

"He had a quiet enthusiasm 
and was always interested in what 
you had to say," remembers Dr 
Ralph Shay '42. "He was very 
cooperative, ready to do everything 
and anything, and always had a 
smile on his tace. " 

Lewis "Skip" Norcott, 57, a 
membei of LVC's Quartet/Die 
Posaunen, died December 22. For 
30 years Norcott taught in the 
Governor Miffiin School District, 
where he retired last June as band 
director and chairman of the music 
department. An avid musician, he 
earned a reputation in the region as 
a gifted composer who penned 
scores of music for symphonies, 
marching bands, churches and 
numerous organizations. 

"As much as he cared for his 
profession. Skip cared more for 
people," remembers Jim Erdman, 
fellow member of Q/DP and 
adjunct instructor of music. "His 
dedication to children and their 
education was total and selfless. His 
creativity, quick wit, love of 
languages, culinary arts and culture 
of the greater world he traveled, 
accurately portrays him as the 
■Renaissance Man.' Those who 
knew him best will especially miss 
Skip's gentle demeanor and 
compassion for his fellow man." 



Kenneth C. Sheaffer '35, 
December 9, 1999, in York, Pa., at 
the age of 86. 

Mary March Spec '35, November 
17, 1999. 

Kenneth S. Whisler '35, 
November 11, 1999, in Phoenix, Ariz., 
at the age of 89. He was the father of 
Kenneth S. Whisler Jr. '64. 



Dr. John M. Brosious '37, Apnl 
29, 1999, at the age of" 86. 

Lois Harbold Guise '37, January 
9, 2000. 

Greta Heiland Payne '38 

Dr. John D. Walmer '38, August 
29, 1999, in Lebanon, Pa., at the 
age of 82. He was the recipient of 
LVC's 1989 "Hot Dog" Frank 
Aftosmes Athletic Service Award. 



40s 



NEWS 

Dr. Doris Smith W.atson '43 was 
honored recently by the American 
Guild of English Handbell Ringers 
in San Diego, Calif, lor her role in 
initiating handbells at worship 
services in the Brick Church, N.Y.C. 
Many of the handbell choirs she has 
directed over the years have rung tor 
numerous radio and television 
programs, allowing tile ringing 
movement to go national. 

Miriam Carfer Frev '44 was 
honored recently tor her 45 years as 
a church musician: 42 years as the 
organist/choir director at the 
Palmyra (Pa.) Brethren Church and 
three years as the organist at 
Harrisburg (Pa.) First Church, 
where she continues to serve. 

Dr. Dorothy Landis Gray '44 
conducted tour lectures on opera in 
October 1999 for the Vista program 
at Covenant United Methodist 
Church in Lebanon, Pa. 

Nellie Walter Eaton '48 

received the Columbia University, 
Presbyterian Hospital School of 
Nursing, Alumni Association 
Certificate ot Excellence award in 



recognition of 50 years ot 
protessional accomplishments in 
nursing. Retired from full-time 
nursing, Nellie continues working 
part time at Massachusetts General 
Hospital in Boston where she has 
worked since 1955. Nellie is the 
sister of Judge John Walter '53. 

Rev. Franklin G. Senger '48 was 

honored on September 19, 1999, for 
his 40 years of service as pastor ot 
the Lutheran Church of the Holy 
Comforter in Washington, D.C. On 
February 1 , 2000, he was presented 
a Resolution Award by the city 
council for his outstanding 
community service. 

William D. Ferguson '49 is a 

visiting Herff Protessor ot 
Excellence in Law at the University 
ot Memphis Cecil Humphreys 
School ot Law tor the 2000 spring 
semester, 

Edward Williams Jr. '49 recently 
completed two years as foreman of 
the Pennsylvania twelfth statewide 
investigating grand jury. 

DEATHS 

J. Stanley Deck '40 and his wife, 

Lillian Leisey Deck '40, both 

died m 1999. They lived in Arden, 

N.C 

Ralph R. Lloyd '40, May 15, 1999. 

Rev. Clinton D. Zimmerman '41, 
October 2, 1999, in Harrisburg, 
Pa., at the age of 89. 

Richard F. Seiverling '42, 
January 21, 2000, in Hershey, Pa., 
at the age of 79. A retired Army 
colonel and veteran of World War II 
and the Korean War, Richard was 
the owner and director of Keystone 
Enterprises, an educational 
publisher in Hershey. Seiverling, 
who served the college from 1 948- 





1944 Bands Fans 



50 as director ot public relations and 
alumni secretary, was best known in 
the region as the founder of the 
National Tom Mix Festival and as a 
collector ot artifacts and 
memorabilia of the former Western 
movie star who died in 1940. He 
wrote two books on the actor and 
held numerous presentations at 
libraries and community 
organizations. 

LeRoy B. Yeatts '43, December 
30, 1999, in Harriman, Tenn., at 
the age of 77. 

Charles W. Wolfe '44, September 
22, 1999, in Ephrata, Pa. He was an 
LVC trustee eum-itus. Editors note: 
More on Mr. Wolfe's exemplary life will 
appear under "hi Memoriam" tn the next 
issue of The Valley. 

Helen Hartz Schule '48, 
September 1999, in Palmyra, Pa, 

Raymond J. Clodoveo '49, 
September 23, 1999, in Hummels- 
town. Pa., at the age ot 75. 

Vera Bo^ er Becker Early '49. 

August 27, 1999, in Grantham, Pa,, 
at the age of 71. 

Rev. Dr. Laverne E. Rohrbaugh 

■49, September 21, 1999, in 
Wasliington, D.C, at the auc of '5, 



50. 



NEWS 

Ri:v. Dr. Nor.man B. BucherJr. 
'50 IS a part-time minister ot 
visitation ,it Christ LInited Church 
ot Christ in Ann\ ille. Pa, 

Rl< HARD B. Moyer '51 IS self- 
employed as a rental-housing 
manager in Allenrown, Pa, 



George H. Sanborn '51 is a 
pianist tor AMFAC Parks and 
Resorts in Yellowstone National 
Park. 

Dr. Paul D. Louery '52 and his 
wife, Sara, returned to Pennsylvania 
after having spent 42 years in a 
teaching ministry at the Central 
American Theological Seminar\- in 
Guatemala, 

Dr. Warren L. Early '53 retired 
in 1999. He was a civilian physician 
radiologist in Springfield, Va. 

Edward H. Walton '53 has been 
renamed to the hall ot fame 
selection committee tor the Boston 
Red Sox, a major league baseball 
team. Several ot his articles on the 
1999 Major League All-Star Game 
were published in game programs 
tor Boston's Fenway Park, 

Dr. Lenwood B. Wert '55 is a 

selt-emplt)yed family practice 
physician in Lansdowne, Pa, 

Dr. D.avid P. Willoughby '55 is 

preparing the fifth edition ot his 
book. The World of Music, published 
by McGraw-Hill. David is editor of 
the newsletter for the College Music 
Society, professor emeritus at Eastern 
New Mexico University, and 
minister and choir director at 
Ehzabcthtown (Pa.) Church of the 
Brethren 

Dr. Joseph .■\. Bru hbill '57, 
CLirator ot historical records for 
Milton Hershey School, Hershey, 
Pa., recently conducted trolley tours 
for the Derry Township Historical 
Society. 

E.siMA Elizabeth Herr '5^ is 
ser\'ing lier third \ear .is ptesident ot 
the Musical Art Society. Lancaster, 
Pa., and is the chair ot chamber 
music for the Pennsylvania 
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Robert J. Nelson '57 retired after 
40 years in the insurance industry 
and now lives in Florida with his 
wife, Joy. 

Marlene Brill Bell '58 retired 
from Eastern Lancaster County (Pa.) 
School District after 39 years as a 
music educator. She is the organist 
at Hamilton Park United Church of 
Christ in Lancaster, where she has 
ser\'ed in that capacity for 46 years. 

Barbara Klinger Nelson '58 is 

organist and handbell director at the 
First Reformed Church of Scotia 
(N.Y.). After retiring from teaching 
music in June 1998, she started her 
own business. Needle Gems, 
making baby quilts. Her husband, 
Kenneth R. Nelson '60, retired 
from teaching music in the public 
schools in Scotia. He continues as 
director of music at the First 
Reformed Church of Scotia. 

John P. Olllnger '58 is an adjunct 
professor of English at two New 
Jetsey colleges: Camden County 
College, Blackwood, and Salem 
Community College. Carney's Point. 

ESTELLE BerGER HaRTRANFT '59 

and Shirlev Huber Miller '63 

are membets of the Capital Piano 
Trio from Harrisburg, Pa. They 
perform at various events in the 
Harrisburg area and had a recent 
perfotmance at the Eicher Arts 
Center in Ephrata, Pa. 

DEATHS 

Betty Miller Rutledge '50, July 
31, 1999. She was the wife of 
George E. Rutledge '52. 

Paul G. Shultz '50, July 25, 1999. 



Joyce Carpenter Bower '51, 

February 18, 1999. 

Joseph J. Frank '51, January 18, 
2000, in Lancaster, Pa., at the age of 
81. 

Ira L. Hostetter '51, February 4, 
1999, in Palmyra, Pa., at the age ot 
74. He was the father of Thomas G. 
Hostetter '70. 

Bernard L. Keckler '51, 

February 11, 2000. 

Robert R. Burtner '55. 

Rev. H. Rodney Stoner '56, 

January 13, 1999. 



'60s 



NEWS 

Dr. James W. Carpenter '60 and 
his wife, Barbara Burns 
Carpenter '60, retired from East- 
man Kodak Company in New York. 

James J. Kantner '60 has retired 
after 30-plus years as an Air Force 
civilian employee in the Pacific, the 
last 13 of which were spent in Japan. 

Dennis P. Lynch '60 retired from 
the Naval Surface Warfare Center in 
Silver Spring, Md., where he was an 
electronic engineer. 

Larry Q. Hall '61 retired aftet 
teaching chemistty tot 38 years in 
the Northern Lebanon School 
District, Ftedericksburg, Pa. 

Charles J. Tobias II '61 retired as 
director of bands from Randolph 
(N.J.) High School, whete his wind 
ensemble has received superior 
ratings over the past 25 years. 



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Dr. Carl B. Rife '62 is serving as 
part-time associate pastor at 
Bethlehem United Methodist 
Church in Dallastown, Pa. 

G. Thomas Keehn '63 is director 
of the Ulster College Community 
Symphonic Band. He and his wife, 
Cecelia Reed Keehn '62, are co- 
directors of music for the Redeemer 
Lutheran Church in Kingston, N.Y. 

Margaret Weinert Kramer '63 
retired from the Pennsboro School 
District in Bucks County, Pa., after 
36 years as an elementary teacher. 

James L. Dunn '64 retired from 
the Susquehanna Township (Pa.) 
School District after teaching 
instfumental music for 35 years. 

Stephen C. Hildreth '64 sold his 
company. Sterling Diagnostic 
Imaging, Inc., to Agfa Corpotation, 
the world's largest medical imaging 
products company. 

Dr. J. Michael Kildee D.M.D. 

'64 is chief of dental service at the 
El Paso, Texas, Veteran's 
Administration Healthcare Center. 

Charles H. Martin '64 was re- 
elected a Bucks County (Pa.) 
commissioner. He also is the vice 
chairman ol the Delaware Valley 
Regional Planning Commission. 

Nancy Bintliff 'Whisler '64 has 

been selected by Mothers Against 
Drunk Driving (MADD) as a 
National Difference Maker and was 
honored on the MADD website on 
May 9, 2000. Nancy is an active 
member of the Butler/Lawrence 
(Pa.) chapter of MADD and is being 
recognized for her commitment to 
combat drunk driving and underage 
drinking. She is matried to 
Kenneth S. Whisler Jr. '64. 

Richard A. Carlson '65 is self- 
employed as a fine atts abstract 
painter in 'Whitehall, Pa. 

Frederic J. Marsik Ph.D. '65 and 

Pamelia Ehleri were married in 
June 1999 in Baltimore, Md. 

Roberta Johns Otto '65 is 
in her nineteenth season as 
executive director of the 
Plymouth Philharmonic 
Orchestra of Massachusetts 



David 'W. Leigh '65 is in his 

twenty-eighth yeat as a teacher and 
principal in Maine. He and his wife, 
Ann, are also the owners/operators 
ot a 62-acre rree farm in the Bel- 
grade Lakes area that was the setting 
for the novel On Golden Pond. 

Rev. Dr. Charles J. Curley '67 is 

the senior minister at State College 
(Pa.) Presbyterian Church. His wife, 
Jill Bigelow Curley '68, is the 

head teacher for infants and toddlers 
in the Child Development 
Laboratory for the College of Health 
and Human Development at Penn 
State University. 

Susan Jane Green '67 retired 
from the Sparta (N.J.) School 
District after teaching eighth-gtade 
math for 32 years. 

N. Susan Bender Heard '67 is 

the librarian at Uskudar American 
Academy in Istanbul, Turkey. 

Eugene Katzman '68 is a senior 
engineer for Stanley Associates in 
Alexandria, Va. 

Rev. Donald B. Kitchell '67, 
pastor of the Life Tabernacle United 
Pentecostal Church in Gilmore, 
Texas, completed a study on the 
Hebrew names of God. 

Donna Diehl Kuntz '67 is the 

newly appointed principal at Pine 
Street Elementary School in the 
Palmyra (Pa.) School Distiict. 

Mary Jane Hall-Rojahn 
Zimmerman '67 is president of the 
Association of Philadelphia (Pa.) 
School Librarians. 



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ALUMNI PROFILE 



James R. Newcomer, Ed.D., '68 

has been appointed ^issistant super- 
intendent ot the Quakertown (Pa.) 
Community School District. 

Richard Simington '68 was part 
of the "Kids Care Team," a 
volunteer program cosponsored by 
the Presbytetian Church (U.S.A.) 
Youth With a Mission and the 
Albanian Christian University 
Students' Association, that counsels 
ethnic Albanian children effected by 
the recent conflict there. 

Rev. Richard W. Bower '69 was 

appointed to the position ot deputy 
chief of chaplains for the 
Army National Guard for 
the state of Connecticut. He 
is senior pastor of Elim 
Alliance Church, N.'V., and 
recently completed a nine- 
month tour with NATO 
forces in Bosnia- 
Herzegovina. 

Carl L. Marshall '69 was 
appointed special assistant tci 
the executive director for 
drug and alcohol programs and 
demonstration projects fot the 
Pennsylvania Office of Vocational 
Rehabilitation. 

Dr. Ronald G. Yarger '69 is the 

associate director of business 
development and customer service 
for Medichem Research in New 
London, Conn. 



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Fifty- Year Friends 

By Katie Bowman Grisbacher 

In 1 945, five girls in North Hall were fast fnends.They socialized together; studied together and ate at 
the same table every day. Ella Schultz Roman '49 was "going with" George Roman '50 when Loy 
Awkerman '50 moved in with George. From there, the matchmaking snowballed: Loy began dating 
Rose Mane Root Awkerman '49 (Ella's roommate): Dick Moller '49 courted Betty Jones Moller '49: Ben 
Penturelli '48 and Marcie Miller Penturelli '49 became an item: and Cupid struck Marshall Gemberling 
'49 and the late Janet Weaver Gemberling '49. After a half-century of friendship and marriage, four of 
the couples celebrated their 50th wedding anniversaries on a Canadian river cruise this past September 
The cruise took our travelers down the Ottawa and St. Lawrence Rivers for six days, from (Dttawa 

to Kingston, through the Thousand Islands, making daily 
stops along the way Among reserved English and 
Canadian tourists, the 50th anniversary celebrants 
were "rowdy Americans," laughs Loy Awkerman. "We 
were the nucleus, setting the social pace for the 
cruise."The fellows made it to the finals in the 
shuffleboard competition, and Marcie Penturelli swept 
prizes in the daily quizzes. The Awkermans argue that 
she should have won first place for her five-verse 
limerick but she had won so many prizes that the crew 
gave It to a British couple! 
The friends received a "good foundation" at Lebanon 
Valley College, majoring in music, business, pre-law, pre-med and liberal arts, and went on to successful 
careers. George Roman was a pioneer in the photocopy industry while Ella taught elementary school 
then private piano lessons in the Boston area. Rose Mane Awkerman put Loy through the University of 
Pennsylvania Veterinary School while working for General Electric, and later became business manager 
for Loy's Manheim, Pa., veterinary hospital. After serving as marketing manager for an electronics 
company Dick Moller purchased King Vault Company manufactunng "pre-fabncated" bunal vaults in 
Wenham, Mass.: Betty taught piano lessons and raised their five boys. 

Ben Penturelli took over his father's mushroom business after graduation, as Marcie launched a 
career as a social worker in adoption services. In 1 980, the couple built a new mushroom farm in 
Reading, Pa. Marsh Gemberling enjoyed a vaned career as a professional basketball and baseball player 
teacher principal and school transportation specialist in Mount Joy Pa. His wife, Janet, was an avid 
athlete, playing and coaching field hockey until her death of leukemia in 1 987. She is remembered in the 
Janet W. Gemberling Award, which goes to a fifth-grade student interested in music. 

Today the Mollers enjoy retirement in Hawk Valley Denver Pa.: the Penturellis in Reading. Pa.: the 
Awkermans in Cornwall Township, Lebanon County, Pa.: the Romans in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire; 
and Marsh Gemberling in Mount Joy Pa.They continue to gather regularly as they have over the years. 
The couples celebrated their 25th anniversanes in Bermuda, enjoyed a visit to Hilton Head in the early 
80s, and topped the cake with the Canadian cruise. Where to next year? 

Katie Bowman Grisbacher is a graduate of Swarthmore College, working towards her certification in music 
cducalioii at Lebanon Valley Collfgc. She works as ajrcclance wnter HUoi and event planner 



The celebrants on board 



DEATHS 

Carolyn Hake Paley '63, 
November 29, 1999, at the age of 58. 

H. Donald Reed '64, August 1 1, 
1999. 

Dr. Dale B. Gouger '65, 

November 22, 1999, in Ephrata, 
Pa., at the age of '57. He was the 
husband of Carol Burian 
GOUGER '67. 

Roger W. Hatch '67, November 
21, 1999, at the age of 55. 



70s 



NEWS 

ROLANDA HOKMANN DiVtLHl^> '"O 

IS a teachet and co-owner of the 
Cumberland Valley (Pa.) Alternative 
Education Center, Inc.. providing a 
diploma program for high school 
dropouts. 

Robert G. Hlnter Jr. '70 is 

chairman ot the language arts 



department at Northern Lebanon 
School District in Fredericksburg, 
Pa., and ser\'es as the yearbook and 
newspaper advisor. 

Linda Gunderson Remsburg '70 

IS a census enumerator for "Census 
2000." for the United States 
government. 

Sl'SAN J. SHEDENHELM '70 IS a 

senior computer engineer tor the 
United States Army 
Communication.s Electronics 
Command at Fort Monmouth, N.J. 



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STUDENT PROFILE 




LVC Opens Door to Academic Success 

BY Stephen Trapnell '90 

In recent years Lori Mull has led a double life, but she's never 
been able to concentrate fully on either of her roles. 

While attending classes as a biology major at Lebanon Valley 
College, she thought she should be working to pay her bills. 
During her shifts as a waitress, she felt like she should be studying. 

This spring her dual work paid off when, at age 32, she 
graduated and began preparing to continue her studies in 
biochemistry/molecular biology at Johns Hopkins University in 
Baltimore. There, her two lives will become one because her 
graduate school stipend will literally pay her to study 

"I can't conceptualize of going to school and not having to 
work every single weekend. That doesn't compute for me," said 
Mull, "If all I have to do is go into the lab, that would be great." 

The confident, plainspoken continuing education student grew 
up in Lebanon and graduated from Cedar Crest High School in 
1986, then enrolled at Millersville University "I didn't want to go; 
my parents made me go," she said. "I didn't have any motivation." 

Mull dropped out, married, and divorced about a year later 
She moved home with her parents and enrolled at Penn State 
University 

Then, the summer before she was to start school there, 
doctors determined that her mother was ill with terminal cancer 
"Somebody had to be with her all the time," said Mull, who 
helped her father take care of her mother for about a year until she died in 1 993. "It took a while for 
me to recover from that." 

A good friend from high school who was attending Lebanon Valley urged Mull to enroll, and she 
started college again. 

Mull's routine was to go to classes from 8 a.m. to noon, then work bartending and waitressing into 
the evening at Eii's restaurant at Lebanon Plaza Mall, "Then I'd go home and study get up the next day 
and do it over" 

Attending college with students a decade younger than she was sometimes a challenge. "You have 
no peer group, or very little of one," she said. "I go to school with kids who've never heard of Carly 
Simon.... The same things aren't issues for you. They don't really know what it's like to be married and 
own a house." 

Mull said that in some ways, she envied her more traditional classmates, but she said her 
experiences also made her approach education differently "Once you stop being afraid of looking 
stupid, you're going to learn a lot," she said. "I've learned more from projects that didn't work out, or 
when there's trouble. When there's trouble, you learn so much." 

Although balancing college and work has been a challenge. Mull said, "It is not impossible. You just 
have to decide that it's what you want to do. You just have to make a commitment and stick to it." 

Mull said she thinks about her mother who sent her off on her first, unfulfilled trip to college. "The 
only thing I regret is that she's not here to see me graduate," Mull said. "That would be really cool." 

Stcpha\ TrapncU '90 writes for the Lancaster New Era newspaper and Gamut! on-line magazine. 



Mull on LVC campus 



Gloria Foltz Stever '70 retired 
in June 1999 after 30 years in the 
Pennsylvania education system. 

Dr. Michael P. Waltz '70 is the 

president ot the Pennsylvania 
Academy of General Dentistry, a 
1900-member organization 
dedicated to providing continuing 
education for dentists. 



Rev. Dr. G. Edwin Zeiders '70 
was elected president ot the United 
Theological Seminary in Dayton, 
Ohio. 

Donald P. Bloser Jr. '71 was 

promoted to forensic scientist 
supervisor at the Pennsylvania State 
Police Crime Laboratory in 
Harrisburg, Pa. 



Stephen J. Mellini '71 is manager 
for Secure Storage in Ashland, Ore. 

Andrea Brandsberg Nagy '72 is 
a medical technologist lor the 
Muhlenberg Regional Medical 
Center in Plainfield, N.J. 

Ronald R. Renshaw '72 is the 
principal at Middleburg (Pa.) High 
School. 



Deborah Ellis-McHenrv '73 

teaches language arts to first- and 
second-graders at H. C. Burgard 
Elementary School in the Manheim 
(Pa.) Central School District. 

Linda Scharf Petrecca '73 

worked successfully to gain approval 
for a charter school in PhoenixviUe, 
Pa. She is now president of the 
board of the Renaissance Academy- 
Edison Charter School, the first 
charter school in Pennsylvania to be 
managed by Edison Schools, Inc. 

June Lohmann Durham '74 is 

the principal of Emanuel Lutheran 
School in Patchogue, N.Y. 

Mark E. Jurman '74 is senior 
research associate in the 
neurobiology department at 
Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc. in 
Cambridge, Mass. 

SMSgt. James L. Katzaman '74 
retired after almost 25 years in the 
United States Air Force. 

John A. Nikoloff '74 is the 
executive director of the 6,000- 
member Pennsylvania College of 
Internal Medicine. 

Roger V. Scott '74 is a 
programmer/analyst 111 in the 
Department of Administration for 
the State of Arizona in Phoenix. 

Laura Sandleman Danner '75 is 

a vice principal in the Prince 
George's County (Md.) School 
District. 

John G. Fenimore '75 is the super- 
visor ot curriculum for the Warren 
Hills Regional School District in 
Washington, N.J. John also is head 
coach ot the Warren Hills Regional 
High School baseball team. 

Elizabeth L. Shivell '75 is the 
supervising attorney for the newly 
formed Family Law Division of the 
Legal Aid Society of Santa Clara 
County, Calit. 

Cynthia L. Boehler '76 

and Michael A. Walsh Jr. 
were married on June 19, 
1999. 

Donna Benko Koval '76 

is a fifth-grade teacher tor 
the Southern York County 
School District in 
Shrewsbury, Pa. 

Dr. Daniel J. Whittle '76 

is president/CEO of Cymbolic 
Sciences, Inc., a company that 
manufactures digital 
photographic development 
equipment and photo 
typesetting units. 




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TOP LEFT PHOTO BY JOHN T CONSOLI 



Christine E. Baldwin '77 is an 

adult service coordinator for the 
New Castle (Pa.) Public Library. 

Timothy A. Jenks '77 is string 
instrument teacher in the Cold 
Spring Harbor School District. N.Y. 

Carey Diemer Kendall '77 is a 

medical technologist for Pinnacle 
Health at Community General 
Hospital in Harrisburg, Pa. 

Maj. Alfred E. Maree Jr. '79 

retired trom the United States 
Marine Corp Reser\'e after 21 years 
of active and resen'e ser\'ice. He is 
now the finance manager for the 
Reading (Pa.) Buccaneers Senior 
Drum and Bugle Corp. 

Beth Sl'merfield Nevill '79 is an 
elementar)' music teacher in the 
Palmyra (Pa.) School District. 

DEATHS 

George A. Lyons '75. December 
14. 1999. He was the husband of 
Linn Wenger Lyons '76. 

Rev. Joy J. Hoffman '76, June \-i. 
1999, in Oaklyn, New Jersey. She 
received a master of arts degree from 
Michigan State University in 19~9 
and was a published author. After 
graduating first in her class at 
Princeton Theological Seminary in 
1985, Joy was ordained as a 
Presbyterian pastor. She held 
ministerial posts in Pittsburgh and 
Hookstown. Pa., and Logan 
Memorial Church in Audubon, N.J. 

George E. Keyes '77, October 25, 
1999, in Atlantic City. NJ.. at the 
age of 44. He was a real estate 
appraiser for Metro Appraisal 
Services in Seaville, N.J. 



1 984 Women's Cross 



'80s 



Country Team 



NEWS 

Michael Sterisoff Beyer "So is 

president of Don Beyer Volvo in Falls 
Church. Va. In 1998, he won the 
Virginia State Volunteer of the Year 
Award for Parks and Recreation. His 
wife, June Collier Beyer '80, is 
the human resources advisor at Don 
Bejer Voho and is pursuing a 
masters degree in education 
counseling from Virginia Techs 
North Virginia Graduate 
Center. 

Kristie Olson Kroll 
'80 is a reading 
specialist at Centervillc 
(Pa.) Elementary School 
in the Hempfleld Schoc 
District. 

George A. Loder 'So and 
Susan Hrin were married on 
September 5, 1998. 

Marsha V. Poust 'So is a financial 
manager for Unisys Corporation in 
Blue Bell. Pa 

Annie Offer Ql irin '80 was 
promoted to student services 
administrator at Western 
International Universitv in Fort 
Huachuca, Ariz. 

Andrew L. Rjsser 80 received an 
MBA in informational systems from 
Saint Joseph's LIniversity, 
Philadelphia. Pa., and is a senior 
programmer for Old Guard 
Insurance. Lancaster. Pa. 

Lal ra Nelso.n Selinsky '80 is the 
chair of the English and theater 
department at the Lincoln Academy 
in Bridgeport. Pa. Her husband. 
Dr. Barry S. Selinsky '80. is an 
associate professor of chemistry at 
Villanova Universitv. 



Margaret Miller 'ioRK '80 is a 
training specialist for the Vermont 
Department of Motor Vehicles in 
Monrpelier. 

Barbara Cooper Bajr '81 and her 

husband. Sheldon, welcomed their 
second child, Morgan Emma, on 
September 22, 1999. 

Bonita S. Bomgardner '81 is a 
legal assistant tor Johnson, Duffie. 
Stewart & Weidner in Lemovne. Pa. 





"Hot Dog" Frank Aftosmes. 1985 

Beverly Coo.ney Campbell '81 is 

senior \ice president of marketing 
tor MMl Group. Inc. in 
Downingtown. Pa. 

Dr. Kathy M. Robinson '81 is an 

assistant professor of music 
education at the Eastman School of 
Music in Rochester. N.Y. 

Gary R. Zellner 'Si, principal of 
Northside Elementary School in the 
Palmyra (Pa.) School District, was 
appointed to the new position of 
director of elementary education for 
the district. 

Beth L. Dickinson '82 is an 

associate packaging engineer for 
Hershey (Pa.) Foods. 

Judith A. Herlich '82 is a 

research assistant at the RWJ 
Pharmaceutical Research Institute 
in Raritan. N.J. 

KiMBERLY HlLL.M.\N HUGHES '82 

was honored as the 1999 North 
Carolina Teacher of the Year She is a 
kindergarten teacher in Wake 
County. 

Kevin J. Kaden '82 and his wife. 
Michelle, welcomed their first child. 
Danielle Nicole, on June 1", 1999. 

Felecia Snyder Summy '82 and 

her husband. James, welcomed their 
rhird child. Michelle Marg.iret. on 
September 21. 19')9. 

Laurie Cook Be.nner '83 is the 
principiil of Shepherdstown 
Elementary School in the Mechanics- 
burg (Pa.) School District. 



Alicia L.^virlnce S.mith '83 is a 

page library assistant for the Adams 
County Library System in 
Gettysburg, Pa. 

WiLLiA.M N. Campbell Jr. '83 and 
his wife. Theresa Marti.s 
Campbell '88. welcomed their 
second child. Christa Joyce, on 
October 20, 1999. 

Paul Tho.mas Curry '83 and 

Michelle Rae Bell were married on 
November 2", 1999, in Hershey 
(Pa.) United Methodist Church. 

.■\-NTHO.VY R. LA-MBERTO JR. 'S4 IS 

sales manager tor Household 
' Finance in V'oorhees. NJ, His 
|A wife. Maria Tursi Lamberto 
L- W < ^f'- IS a homemaker. 

^\ 

vB Christopher L. Palmer '83 is 

y Web database programmer for e- 
Commerce at Blazenet. a division 
of Susquehanna Ptaltzgraff in York, 
Pa. 

KiMBERLY Mulder So.nderegger 

'83 and her husband, \\ erner. 
welcomed son Joshua Werner on 
Februao' 6, 1 999. 

Martin P. Werkheiser '83 is a 

mortgage officer for Main Street 
Bank in Allentown. Pa. 

D.^viN Adams Harke.vrider 84 

and her husband. Daniel, welcomed 
their third child. Tavlor lustin. on 
July 2". 1999. 

Rebecca Fisher Rickenbach 'S4 

is the director of admission and 
marketing for Genesis Eldercare in 
Ewing, N.J. 

Bryan G. Row e '84 is minister of 
music for Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal 
Church in Memphis. Tenn. 

Tammy Ka^e Rowe '84 conducts 
research at the Yale Trauma Research 
program as part of her job as a health 
science specialist for the VA Medical 
Center in New Haven, Conn.. 
National Center for Post Traumatic 
Stress Disorder (PTSD). She is the 
coordinator for a project involving 
memory and the hippocampus in 
\*ietnamese twins with PTSD as well 
as a clinical trial dry study sponsored 
by Bristol-Myers Squibb. 

Judy Sargea.nt >X'illia.ms '84 was 

awarded the 1999 Govetnor's 
Teacher of the Year Award. 
Beginning her fifteenth year 
teaching in the Great Meadow-s 
Regional School District in N.J.. 
she was recognized "for using 
effective instructional techniques to 
develop an environment that 
inspires students and encourages 
their love of le.irninc." 



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Carole Eshleman Allenbach '8' 

and her husband, Timothy, 
welcomed their second child, Luke 
Christopher, on June 23, 1999- 

Michael G. Cobb '85 was 

promoted to interdiction service 
manager for Spectrum Health 
Systems. He oversees all the 
programs that Spectrum offers at 
Massachusetts" new maximum- 
security prison, the Souza- 



Baranowski Correctional Center, 
including treatment programs such 
as anger management, relapse 
prevention and cognitive skills. 

Brooke Cutler Koons '85 is 
head nurse at Kenhorst Family 
Practice in Reading, Pa. 

April J. Pellegrlni '85 is a vocal 
and instrumental music teacher at 
Town and Country Day School in 
Paxtang, Pa. 



Betty McLaughlin Enck '86 and 
her husband, Christopher B. 
Enck '86, welcomed daughter 
Samantha who arrived from China in 
July 1999- Christopher is an 
attorney for PMA Insurance 
Company, Lemoyne, Pa. Betty is 
continuing as music director at St. 
James Presbyterian Church, 
Mechanicsburg, while she is on leave 
from her music teaching position m 
the West Shore School District. 



STUDENT PROFILE 



Around the World in 20 Years 

By Mary Beth Hower 

Natalia Antelava may only be a sophomore, but already she is on her way to becoming an experienced 

world traveler At the age of 1 7, she came to the United States from her home in the Republic of 

Georgia as an international exchange student It was that experience, as a student at Hershey High 

School, where she learned about LVC and made the decision to study in Annville. Not one to stand still, 
Natalia spent the fall 1 999 semester with the college's study abroad program in 
Cambridge, England, where she held an internship with the British Broadcasting 
Company (BBC). 

Now, thanks to a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, Natalia is planning 
another adventure. In August, she packs her bags and leaves for Africa, where 
she will spend the 2000-200 1 academic year studying at the University of 
Dakar Her studies will include intensive language training in French as well as 
the local language, and courses in political science. 

While Africa may seem like an unusual choice, it's a natural fit for Natalia as 
an international relations major "The Rotary encourages travel to Third World 
countries. Dakar is a big international city, and it's a fascinating place politically." 
She will also have the chance to enhance her minor courses of study — French 
and mass communications — by living in a French-speaking country and 
working as a freelance correspondent for the BBC. 

Natalia will return to LVC in the fall of 200 1 to finish her senior year "and 

hopefully graduate on time," she adds with a smile. As she eyes a career 

in international journalism, Natalia hopes her life of travel has only just --- ., ... 

begun. "You become addicted to it. Once you go to one 

place, you realize how many places there are," she 

said, adding that visiting other countries is the best 

thing she can do for herself "By going to a new 

environment, you learn so much about 

yourself — who you are and why you are." 
Natalia is the first international student 

to receive the Rotary Scholarship.The 

award is very competitive and includes an 

application process with interviews and 

essays, but Natalia attests that the benefits 

far outweigh the time and effort, as she will 

spend the year in Africa with all expenses 

paid and receive a stipend. She encourages 

other students to explore the Rotary 

Scholarships by logging onto their website at 

v/ww.rotaryorg. 





Mary Beth Hower is the director of media relations at LVC. 



David J. Ferruzza '86 and his 

wife, Mary, welcomed their third 
child, Timothy John, on September 
25, 1999. 

Jane A. Hepler '86 was named a 
Wal-Mart teacher of the year for 
1999. 

Bruce S. Hoffman '86 is director 
of operations for Pizza and Pubs, 
Inc., a franchise which operates 
three restaurants in the Reading- 
AUentown, Pa., area. 

Mary Ann Johansson '86 is a 
client services analyst for Bucknell 
University in Lewisburg, Pa. 

Theresa Rachuba Leatherbury 

'86 and her husband. Jay, welcomed 
their second child, Allison Marie, on 
June 20, 1999. 

Bonnie Shermer Crawford '87 

and her husband, Lonnie, welcomed 
their second child, Jonah Garrett, 
on August 17, 1999. 

Ronald A. Hartzell '87 is 

assistant vice president of marketing 
for National Penn Bank in 
Pottstown, Pa. 

Amy J. Jones '87 and her husband, 
Maynard, welcomed their third 
child, Stephanie, in the summer of 
1999. Amy is a homemaker and a 
piano teacher. 

Kathy E. Kleponis '87, a change 
management consultant tor 
Anderson Consulting LLP, recently 
returned from a nine-month assign- 
ment in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

Ingrid B. Peterson '87 is a 

special education/Title 1 supervisor 
tor the Frontier School in Wolf 
Point, Mont. 

Steven H. Witmer '87 opened the 
Los Angeles, Calif, law office of 
Ivins, Phillips and Barker. 

David R. Godleski '88 is rhe Web 

developer for First Union National 
Bank in Charlotte, N.C. He and his, 
wife Rebecca Werner Godleski 
'89, welcomed their fifth child, 
Lydia Elizabeth, in March 1999. 
Rebecca home schools their children. 

Cindy K. Hummel '88 is manager 
of public relations for Milton 
Hershey School in Hershey, Pa. 

Robert E. Redman '88 is a special 
education teacher in the Ithaca 
(N.Y.) City School Districr. 

Dr. Roselyne T^ubilla Watkins 

'88 recently completed her post- 
doctoral year ar Friends Hospital in 
Philadelphia. She and her husband, 
Kirk, welcomed rheir first child, 
Kyler, on July 9, 1999. 



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Deaima M. Crumbling '89 received 
a science/technical achievement 
award from the EPA "for outstandmg 
scientific and technical achievement 
in the advancement of site 
characterization and monitoring 
programs" in June 1999. 

Barbara Low ie Hicks '89 and her 

husband, Gar\\ welcomed their first 
child, Kelsey Elizabeth, on October 
4, 1999. 

Gregory R. Lovell '89 was 

promoted to tile operations engineer 
for Armstrong World Industries at 
their Lancaster, Pa., tacility. 

Janelle Klunk Walter '89 was 

recently promoted to blood bank 
and core laboratory supervisor for 
the Hanover (Pa.) General Hospital. 

FunkhouserWest, 
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NEWS 

Donald S. Friday '90 and his 
wife. Amy, welcomed their first 
child, Donald Lewis, on March 26, 
1999. 

Rev. Christopher A. K. Frye '90 

IS pastor of St. John Lutheran 
Church in Fairfield, Pa. 

Shawtm M. Gingrich '90 is 

minister of music at First United 
Methodist Church in Hershey, Pa. 
His wife, Laura Judd Gingrich 
'90, is a stay-at-home mom. 

Allison H. Gow '90 and Michael 
Duffy" were married on May 8, 
1999. Allison is the scheduling 
coordinator for BOC Gases in 
Bethlehem, Pa. 

Erica A. Habel '90 is a compliance 
officer tor Purepac Pharmaceutical 
Company in Elizabeth, N.J. 




Men's Track Meet 1985 

Jill Hassler Heineman '90 

received her MBA from LVC in May 
1999. She is an assistant vice 
president and operations manager in 
the dealer services department of the 
consumer loan division of Allfirst 
Bank in Harrisburg, Pa. 

Stefanie Wilds Keyte 90 and her 
husband Steven welcomed daughter 
Julia Emihe on July 26, 1999. 

Rev. Lisa Kerlin Klinger '90 and 

her husband. Bob, welcomed 
children Katie and Neil into their 
family on December 10, 1999. 

Marie Ellen Shott McGee '90 is 

vice president, western U.S. director 
and asset one global for Salomon 
Smith Barney in Sherman Oaks, 
Calif 

Michael A. McGranaghan '90 is 

a film critic for Gamut.', an online 
magazine. In the summer of 1999, 
he was inducted into the Online 
Film Critics Society. 

Daniel R. Nudo 90 is marketing 
coordinator for Mideast Aluminum 
in Mountaintop, Pa. 

Jeffrey D. Osborne '90 and his 
wife, Joanne Grajewski Osborne 
'92, welcomed daughter Megan 
Renae on May 29, 1999. Jeff 
resigned as head football coach at 
Central Columbia High School, 
Bloomsburg, Pa., with an overall 
record of 34-22. 

Jill Glassman Ouellette '90 is 

the administrator of Canterbury 
Village, a residential health care 
facility in West Orange, NJ. 

Shirley A. VanZant '90 is an 

occupational health nurse for Verdelli 
Farms, Inc. in Harrisburg, Pa. 

Karen E. Beres '91 is teaching 

at the University of 

Oklahoma-Norman while 

pursuing a doctorate in 

piano performance and 

pedagogy. 

Kelley Gingrich 
Fi.NKELSTEIN '91 and her 
husband, Michael, welcomed 
their second child. Marc Alex, 
on July 1, 1999. 

Wendy C. Hallid.« '91 is a 

student of massage therapy and 
holistic healing at the Arizona 
School of Integrative Studies. 

Kenneth P. Kr.\v(Chuk '91 is 

a manager for Keystone Apple, 
Inc., (Applebee's) in 
Mechanicsbure, Pa. 



DiA.N.N C. Le.sker '91 IS an 

administrator for Aetna U.S. 
Healthcare in Pittsburgh, Pa. 

KaTHY J. LUCKE.NBILL 91 IS a 

client support representative for 
Weidenhammer Systems 
Corporation in Wyomissing, Pa. 

Douglas M. Mancini '91 is vice 
president of European business for 
GE Capital Commercial Finance in 
the Netherlands. 

Robert A. Petro '91 is a senior 
claims representative for State Farm 
Mututal Automobile Insurance Co. 
in Oaks, Pa. 

Suzanne Worcester Skills R.N. 

'91 is a medical auditor for Sentinel 
Management Services in Lancaster, 
Pa, 

Joseph T. Souders '91 is 

production manager for API Foils. 
Inc., in Lawrence, Kansas. 

Carol Ann Swavely '91 and 

Joseph Michael Derham were 
married on July 23, 1999, in 
Kennedy Supplee Mansion, King of 
Prussia. Pa. 

JoH.N D. ^ADE '91 and his wife. 
Jennifer, welcomed son Alexander 
Richard on March 19, 1999. 

Alexander Zettlemoyer '91 is 
the head athletic trainer for the 
Mechanicsburg ( Pa. 1 Area School 
District. 

Karen Kohr Alonzo '92 is fiscal 
operations manager for Lebanon 
County (Pa.) Children and Youth 
Services. 

Capt. Michelle Br.ailsford 
.A.mbrose '92 received a doctoral 
degree (PsyD.) in clinical 
psychology in October 1999. She is 
chief of the mental health clinic at 
Moody Air Force Base in Georgia. 
Michelle and her husband, Andrew, 
welcomed son Noah on July 6, 1999. 

Michael B. Bodine '92 and his 
wife. Michelle ^L^Y Bodine '92. 
welcomed their second child, 
Gabriel Brian, on August IS. 1999. 

Cindy L. Koser '92 is owner of 
Cindy L. Koser. Attorne\' at Law in 
Harrisburg. Pa. 

Kriste.n Boeshore-Long '92 and 

her husband. Dale Long, welcomed 
their first child, Emily Catherine, 
on December 9, 1999. Kristen is the 
daughter of Marilyn Boeshore, 
LVC's assistant to the director of 
alumni programs. 

Dr. David N. Lauver '92 and 
Julia A. Foose '95 were married 
on September 25, 1999. 



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Molly J. Rasmussen '92 is a 
French teacher for the Douglas 
County (Ga.) Schools. 

SaRah Thompson Smith '92 and 
her husband. Robert, welcomed son 
Dylan Charles on August 25, 1999. 

David M. Sullivan '92 received a 
master's degree in taxation from 
Widener University, Chester, Pa., in 
August 1999. He is the manager of 
business taxes with the Division of 
Revenue tor the state of Delaware. 

Robert L. Wolfgang III 92 is 

vice president of distributor sales for 
Wolfgang Candy Co., Inc., York, Pa. 

Jennifer S. Ambrose '93 is senior 
voice network technician fot MBNA 
America in Hunt Valley, Md. 

Todd D. Bfasley '93 and Amy D. 

Loehr were married on October 2, 
1999, in Lancaster, Pa. 

Jeffrey- R. Burt '93 is a senior 
actuarial analysr for Penn Mutual 
Life Insurance Co. in Horsham, Pa. 
His wife, Kathleen Wolfe Burt 
'94, is an actuarial assistant lor 
Harleysville (Pa.) Life Insurance Co. 

Dr. Lori Folk-Barron '93 

received a doctor of psychology 
degree from the Virginia 
Consortium Program in clinical 
psychology, Virginia Beach, Va., in 
August 1999. Lori completed her 
pre-doctoral inrernship with a 
neuropsychology emphasis at the 
West Haven (Conn.) VA Medical 
Center. She accepted a postdoctoral 
fellowship in neuropsychology at 
the Hartford Hospital/Institute of 
Living in Hartford. 



Claude C. de Lorraine M'93 is 
project manager tor Tyco Electronics 
in Harrisburg, Pa. 

Stephen M. Hand '93 is human 
resources advisor tor Lear 
Corporation in Zanesville, Ohio. 

Robert Holford '93 and his wite. 
Shay Lentz Holford '94. 

welcomed their first child, Jaret 
Robert, on February 27, 1999. 

Michelle R. Houtz '93 and 

Christopher Whitmoyer were 
married on November 13, 1999- 

Malissa M. Noll '93 is special 
events manager at The Downs of 
Lehigh Valley, Pa., an off-track 
wagering facility. 

Eric R. Rismiller '93 is an 

individualized learning instructor 
for the Pottsville (Pa.) Area School 
District. 

Matthew R. Wood '93 and his 

wife. Marianne, welcomed son 
Christopher on October 26, 1999 

David W. Wright '93 is an 

English teacher at East 
Pennsboro High 
School, Enola, Pa. 
His wife, Greta 
Snyder Wright 
'97, is a teachet for 
Grace Christian 
Child Care, 
Hummelstown. 



1 99 I -92 Cheerleaders 

Matthew D. Barr '94 is 

a vascular/thoracic surgery 
physician assistant at St. 
Vincent's Medical Center 
in Bridgeport, Conn. 

Capt. Jennifer 1. Bower 

'94 completed a one-year 
tour ot duty in Korea in 
June 1999- She is now 
assigned to the 45 th 
Corps Support Group 
(Forward), at Schofield 
Army Barracks. Hawaii, as 
a group transportation 
officer. 

Jennifer M. Bullock 

'94 was promoted to 
director of alumni pro- 
grams at Wilkes Llniver- 
• sity, Wilkes Barre, Pa. 

Lisa M. Judd '94 is 

accounring assistant for 
Susquehanna Township EMS in 
Harrisburg, Pa. 

Jaimie Nauman '94 and Allen M. 
Weaver '93 were married on 
August 28, 1999. Jaimie is an 
associate quality assurance chemist 
for Environmental Standards in 
Valley, Forge, Pa. 

Teresa Scianna-Hardy '94 is a 

case manager tor the Pennsylvania 
State Department of Welfare in 
Reading. 

Denita Foreman Schreier '94 

and her husband, Jonathan, 
welcomed their second child, Toby 
Jonathan, on May 29, 1999. 

Seth J. Wenger '94 is a 
conservation ecologist and policy 
analyst at the University of 
Georgia Institute of ^0^^^^\. 

Ecology. 




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1991 Homecoming 
Queen Danielle Fetters, 
Escorted by Frank Heilman 



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Christine B. Wright '94 is a 
senior accountant for Doubleday 
Direct, Inc. in (jarden City, Long 
Island, N.Y. 

Elizabeth V. Aitken '95 and 
Peter F. Bauer '95 were married 
on December 4, 1999. Elizabeth is 
the assistant group sales manager for 
the New York City Opera and Peter 
is the band director at Pompton 
Lakes High School in New Jersey. 

Amy Stanson Bucks '95 and her 

husband, Jason, welcomed son 
Wyatt on October 10, 1999, at 
11:59 p.m. Wyatt 's twin brother, 
Parker, arrived at 12:02 a.m. on 
October 1 1 . Amy is the daughter of 
Greg Stanson. LVC's vice president 
ot enrollment and student services. 

Craig S. Campbell '95 and Ingrid 
Nelson were married on August 14, 
1999. in New York. Craig is the son 
of Dr. Phylis Dryden. associate 
professor of English at LVC. 

Robert R. Finger '95 is direcror 
ot marketing for Superior Walls ot 
America in New Holland, Pa. 

Heather L. Harbaugh '95 is an 
attorney with Metzger, 
Wickersham, Knauss & Erb in 
Harrisburg, Pa, 

Mark W. Henry '95 and his wife, 
]udy, welcomed their first child, 
Sarah McLaine, on June 23, 1999. 

Michael T. Peachy '95 was 

promoted to information systems 
manager for LipoMed, Inc., a 
lipoprotein testing facility in North 
Carolina. 

Michael D. Rhoades '95 is the 

head men's basketball coach at 
Randolph-Macon College in 
Ashland. Va. 

Mark T. Schappell '95, Esq., is an 

associate attorney with the law firm 

of Sullivan, Sullivan & Snelling in 

Lebanon, Pa. He is a member ot the 

Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, 

and American Bar 

Associations. 

Timothy J. Terrell 

'95 is a psychiatric 
intensive case 
manager for Mercy 
Fitzgerald Hospital 
in Durby, Pa. 

Rebecca L. Wiest 
'95 IS the 
transitional care 
unit activity 
coordinator for the 
Ephrata (Pa.) 
Community 
Hospital. 



ALUMNI PROFILE 



Like Father, Like Son 

By Shanna Adler 



Walt Levinsky's last public appearance at a Toronto jazz festival in 
August 1 999 was almost as memorable as the legendary two-hour 
recital he gave on three instruments (clarinet saxophone and flute) 
completely from memory, while a music student at Lebanon Valley 
College. Battling brain tumors since 1 995. he had to have someone 
else put his clarinet together for him. But when he began to play, it 
was as if he had never been away from his instrument Sadly on 
December 14, 1 999. Walter Levinsky '51. world-renowned jazz 
instrumentalist, arranger composer conductor and clinician, 
succumbed to brain cancer at the age of 70. 

Levinsky will long be remembered for 
his many contributions to the music 
industry In a career that spanned more 
than half a century, he appeared as a 
woodwind performer on over 5,000 
recording, film and television sessions. He 
backed up almost every big name in the 
business including Paul McCartney Barbra 
Streisand and Frank Sinatra. He played 
with famous orchestras, in the "pits" of 
Broadway under Leonard Bernstein's 
baton with the New York Philharmonic 
and with the staffs of NBC and ABC, 
where he distinguished himself as a woodwind soloist as well as an 
arranger composer and conductor for the Skitch Henderson, 
Johnny Carson and Dick Cavett shows. 

As an arranger/composer/conductor Levinksy wrote original 
theme music for news programs, award programs, drama series, 
game shows, soap operas and sporting events for all the major 
networks. He held the title of music director for the Daytime 
Emmy Awards for eleven years and served as music recording 
supervisor on five Woody Allen films. He was the founding 
president of the International Recording Musicians Association and 
a board member of the National Academy of Television Arts and 
Sciences. Most recently Levinsky enjoyed great success as a jazz 
musician and leader of the Great American Swing Band. 

Throughout his career the multi-talented Levinsky was honored 
with five Grammy nominations as Most Valuable Performer on 
clarinet a Clio award, four Emmy award nominations and one win 
for a documentary entitled "Everglades." as well as an alumni 
citation from LVC in 1 970. 

His impact on the Lebanon Valley College community at large 
will not be easily forgotten. He will be remembered by fellow music 
students for organizing the college's first jazz band, at a time when 
jazz was not yet an accepted form of music. Contemporaries will 
recall the notoriety that surrounded his virtuoso performance and 
his decision to interrupt his college education to join the Tommy 
Dorsey orchestra. Music faculty, past and present will reminisce 
about his work as a clinician for LVC's summer jazz workshops and 
the guest performances he often gave when he returned to 
campus. Alumni and administrators alike will remember the 
leadership he brought to the Board ofTrustees from 1971 until 
1 983. as the first music graduate to serve in this capacity. And no 
one who was present will forget the day in February 1 990 when 
Walt Levinsky was awarded his LVC degree. Afterwards. Levinsky. in 
turn, established the Arthur Francis "Babe" Clark Scholarship, in 




memory of a jazz compatnot to enable talented music students to 
attend LVC, thereby ensuring that future generations will 
remember him as a musician as well as a benefactor 

But to his family wife Natalie, daughters, Judy and Susan and. in 
particular son Ken '78, Walt will forever be remembered as the 
great person that he was. "I was in awe of my father as a musician. 
But what I admired most was that he never sacrificed his 
personality in favor of his career." Instead, his love of family home 
and community defied the layman's image of the professional New 
York musician and became an example for the son who has chosen 
to follow in his father's footsteps. Ken 
credits his father's influence, guidance and 
instruction for everything he has achieved 
in his own career 

Currently a professional musician in New 
York Ken Levinsky arrived at LVC to study 
music, namely piano, in the fall of 1 974 and, 
as one might expect had trouble coping 
with the expectations that went along with 
being "Watt Levinsky's son". An admitted 
underachiever in high school, he got a wa.ke 
up call when he didnt make the Jazz Band 
his freshman year But with more focused 
work on his part and the individual attention he received from his 
professors — "Dennis Sweigart was wonderful! He was the best 
piano teacher I ever had. He influenced how I approached the piano, 
as well as my musicality" — Ken became the group's musical dineaor 
his senior year en route to a career as a performing studio musician. 
With his father's support and seemingly endless conneaions. Ken 
found doors open for him, though he admits his last name did not 
make rt any easier because, "I still had to be able to walk through a 
door once it was open." He soon found his niche on Broadway and 
has worked there regularly since 1979, playing in the orchestras of "I 
Love My Wife" (starring the Smothers Brothers)."Bamum.""Cats." 
"Guys and Dolls,""The Goodbye Giri.""DamnYankees.""Beauty and 
the Beast" and "Sunset Boulevard". Ken has done recording work for 
television and radio commercials, as well as albums and film scores, 
including the 1987 Woody Allen flick"Radio Days."in which he 
appeared on-camera as Mia Farrow's accompanist From 1990-92. he 
toured and recorded on BMG's label with The John PizzarelliTno. 
And since then, he has also made a name for himself as a television 
composer scoring background music for the daytime soap operas 
"Another Worid" and "Guiding Light" 

On occasion, he had the opportunity to collaborate with his 
famous father including a stmt with him as music recording 
supervisor on Woody Allen's "Everyone Says I Love You." But one of 
Levinsky's greatest regrets is that they were never able to fulfill their 
plans to perform together professionally at LVC. A performance had 
been planned in 1 998 but was canceled when the elder Levinsky 
became ill. Instead, these days. Ken Levinsky's efforts are focused on 
planning a tribute concert this July for his late father 

And so It would seem that the proverbial torch has been 
passed to the next generation. Like father like son? No bigger 
compliment could be paid to either man. 



Shanna Adler is an LVC dadopmcnl associate and fonncr alumni diitclor. 



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CLASS NEWS & NOTES 



Julia I. Alander '96 is a third- 
grade teacher at Paxtonia 
Elementary School in the Central 
Dauphin School District in 
Harnsburg, Pa. 

Christine A. Beecher '96 is a 
second-grade teacher in the 
Vineland (N.J.) Public Schools. 

Jamie R. Bollinger 96 is an 

accounts manager for Aerotek in 
Gardena, Calil. 

Dennie Speicher Boltz '96 is an 

eighth-grade language arts teacher 
for the Palmyra (Pa.) Middle School. 

Karen Faiola Brezitiski '96 and 

her husband, Mark Brezitiski, 
assistant director of admissions at 
LVC, welcomed their second child, 
Kyla Davada, on August 17, 1999. 

Stephen S. Croyle '96 is the 
youth minister at St. James 
Lutheran Church in Huntingdon, 
Pa. His wife, Andrea S. Croyle 
'97, serves as the director ot the 
children's choir. 

Al'AN S. Futrick '96 IS a teacher for 
the Reading (Pa.) School District. 

Karen Henry' Godissart '96 
teaches private voice and piano 
lessons in North Bend, Pa. 

Christopher A. Hartley '96 is a 
Ph.D. tellow at Fordham University 
in Bronx, N.Y. 

Chad Michael Lutz '96 is a 

licensed funeral director and 

working at 

John E. Kraft 

Funeral 

Homes, 

Inc., with 

locations in 

MountviUe 

and 

Columbia. 




Cory T. Mattern '96 is a senior 
marketing consultant for Bisys 
Insurance Services, Harrisburg, Pa. 

Lawrence W. Moore '96 received 
a master's degree in music/compos- 
ition/theory trom Penn State 
University, University Park. 

Diane J. Porter '96 is working 
towards a Ph.D. in pharmacology as 
a graduate student at Hershey (Pa.) 
Medical Center'Penn State School of 
Medicine. 

Melissa A. Reiss '96 is the head 
field hockey coach at Franklin and 
Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa. 

Benjamin K. Ruby '96 received a 
master's degree in secondary 
education administration from 
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa. 
He is a social studies teacher at 
Loyalsock High School in 
■WiUiamsport, Pa. 

Janelle L. Schirato '96 is 

operations manager for Knowledge 
Alliance in Tampa, Fla. 

Elizabeth Schlundt '96 and 

Mark Tinsley were married in LVC's 
MiUerChapelonJuly 31, 1999. 
Elizabeth is an admission counselor 
at Bridgewater (Va.) College. 

Craig Scott Sharnetzka '96 

is an associate with the law firm 
of Countess Gilbert Andrews in 
York, Pa. 

Amy Shollenberger '96 is a 

senior policy analyst for Public 
Citizens Critical Mass Energy 
Project, focusing on the issue ot 
high-level nuclear waste. 

Jodie L. Smith '96 is an 

extended day program 
counselor for First Home Care 
Corporation in Richmond, Va. 

Laura M. Tolbert '96 is a 

second-gtade teacher at Salem 
Church Elementary School in the 
Chesterfield County (Va.) School 
District. She was a finalist tor the 
REB Reaching Excellence Award, 
submitting an African Satari 
thematic unit as her proposal. 

Jeremiah L. Wright '96 is 

employed by Philhaven 
Behavioral Health 
Services as an at-risk 
intervention 
coordinator for the 
r* ^nrk(Pa.)City 
School District. 



1997 Marching 
Band Flutist 



1992 Pie in the Face 
for a Good Cause 

Danielle E. 
Zimmerman '96 is a 
branch manager for the 
Hershey (Pa.) Federal 
Credit Union. 

Rebecca L. Avers '97 i^ 

a school community 
relations specialist with the 
Derry Township (Pa.) School 
District. 

Natalie Baruka '97 is a fourth 
grade teacher in the Blue Mountain 
School District in Orwigsburg, Pa. 

James Robert Bedorf '97 and 
Cindy Elizabeth Roberts were 
married on October 9, 1999, in St. 
Peter's Lutheran Church, 
Mechanicsburg, Pa. 

Sharon A. Benton '97 is a 
chaplain at St. Jude Medical Center 
in FuUerton, Calit. She is seeking 
ordination with the Unitarian 
Universalist Association and 
pursuing a master's degree at 
Claremont (Calit.) School of 
Theology. 

John M. Black '97 provides 
external tech support for eCal, an 
Internet calendar engine company, 
based in Philadelphia, Pa. 

Melissa Beth Blouch '97 and 
David Yuri Hooper were married on 
August 14, 1999, in Lebanon, Pa. 
Melissa is a music teacher with the 
Harford County (Md.) Public 
Schools. 

Lisa M. Brandt '97 and Dr. Eric 
Widmaier were married on June 12, 
1999, in Hershey, Pa. Lisa is a first- 
grade teacher in the Hanover (Pa.) 
Public School District. 

Jennifer Calabrese Danko '97 is 

administrative coordinator for 
Magellan Behavioral Health in 
Maryland. 

Diane D. Dickey' '97 is a 

microbiologist tor the U.S. 
Pharmaceuticals Division of 
Alpharma in Baltimore, Md. 

Gary L. Ellis Jr. '97 is manager of 
product supply for Bayer Consumer 
Care in Morristown, N.J. 

Holly Landis Ford '97 is a 
student at Johnson & 'Wales 
University, R.I., working towards 
an MBA in international business. 
Her husband. Brock Ford '98, is a 
district executive with the 
Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of 
Ametica, in Providence, R.I. 




Lavinia M. Garcia '97 is an 
admission counselor at LVC. 

Matthew A. Gross '97 is a social 
studies teacher in the Lebanon (Pa.) 
School District. 

Christopher T. Haak '97 is a 

human resources administrator for 
TV Guide, Inc., in Radnor, Pa. 

Bradley' S. Harris '97 is a senior 
lab technician at Johns Hopkins 
University, Baltimore, Md., in the 
microscope tacility ot the School of 
Medicine. 

Brant A. Hershey '97 and Angela 
Seibel were married on December 
18, 1999, at the Bolongo Bay Beach 
Club in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin 
Islands. 

Brlan Hughes '97 is marketing 
manager for social science titles for 
Rontudge Publishing, New York. 

N.Y 

Willum T. Kepler M'97 is the 
vice president ot corporate banking 
for Fulton Bank, Lancaster, Pa. 

Shelly M. Levan '97 is a long- 
term second-grade substitute 
teacher at Andrew Maier 
Elementary School in the Fleetwood 
(Pa.) Area School District, 

Jennifer Eichelberger Martin 
'97 is the membership directot tot 
the Lebanon (Pa.) Valley Chamber of 
Commerce. 

Natalie H. McDonald '97 is an 
assistant editor for North American 
Publishing Co., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Ryan I. McKinley '97 is the 

director ot operations for the 
Heritage Hills Golf Resort & 
Conference Center in York, Pa. 

Joseph R. Meece '97 is a 

multimedia salesman tor Centre 
Business Products in Mount Union, 
Pa. 



Denise a. Oraboni '97 is a 

second-grade teacher for the 
Manalapan-Englishtown Board of 
Education in New Jersey. 

Timothy M. Ostrich '97 is a 

graduate assistant at Edinboro 
University of Pennsylvania. 

Courtney A. Polance '97 is a 
graduate student at Quinnipiac 
College pursuing a master in 
teaching (elementary) degree. She is 
interning at Benjamin Frankhn 
School in Meriden, Conn. 

Christina Ranker '97 is an 

elementary teacher in the Red Lion 
(Pa.) School District. 

Rachel L. Shaak '97 is a fifth- 
grade teacher in the Governor 
Mifflin School District, ShiUington, 
Pa. 

Jennifer Bryan Simonetti '97 

received a master's degree in clinical 
psychology trom West Chester (Pa.) 
University and is a mental health 
therapist with Northwestern 
Human Services in Harnsburg. 

Tammy Steele '97 is a senior buyer 
analyst for Playtex Products, Inc., in 
Delaware. 

Karick E. Stober '97 IS a financial 
analyst with HCRG Mergers & 
Acquisitions Group ol Pricewater- 
house Coopers in Harnsburg, Pa, 

Brett W. TkouTMAN '97 is head 
grower/manager ot the Rose Hill 
Greenhouse in New Cumberland, Pa. 

Suzanne P. Wallace '97 is a 
marketing/recruitment specialist lor 
Milton Hershey School, Hershey, Pa. 

Christina J. Watts '97 is a 
prevention worker tor the 
Community Counseling and 
Resource Center in Cockeysville, Md. 



Heather N. Wilso.v '97 is a client 
representative tor IBM in 
Mechanicsburg, Pa. 

Beth Anne Zielsdorff '97 is a 

senior mutual fund accountant for 
Merrill Lynch and is enrolled in the 
MBA program at Rider University 

Tina Good Zimmerman '97 is a 
financial analyst II for the BOK 
Financial Corporation, Tulsa, Okla. 

Melissa J. Adam '98 is the lunior 
choral music teacher in the Exeter 
Township (Pa.) School District. 

Michael J. Barnes '98 is a 
compensation and benefits 
protessional for the United 
Illuminating Co. in New Haven, 
Conn. He is also a second-year 
industrial /'organizational psychology 
graduate student at the University 
ot New Haven. 

Beth Jolias Bishop '98 and her 

husband, Floyd, welcomed their 
first child, Floyd III, on October 1 1, 
1 499. 

Melissa Bleyzgis '98 is a member 
ot therapeutic statf support tor 
Children Edgewater Services in the 
Palmyra, Pa., area. 

Danielle L. Boileau '98 is a 

graduate assistant tor alcohol and 
other drug services at Shippensburg 
(Pa.) University while pursuing a 
master's degree in elementary 

teaching. 

Eric Boyle '98 is a quality control 
specialist tor Verdelli Farms Inc. in 
Harrisburg, Pa. 

Jeff L. Brenneman Jr. '98, a 

math teacher for the Hemptield 
School District, LandisviUe, Pa., and 
Lea Groft, an ultrasound technician 
at Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital 



LVC Concert Choir 

Peaceable Kingdom: American Choral Music 

The Lebanon Valley College Concert Choir 

(1994-1999) 

$10 per disk, including SHIPPING AND HANDLING 

Make checks payable to: 

LVC Department of Music 

Mark Mecham, Chair 

Department of Music 

Lebanon Valley College 

Annville, pa 17003 



and a former LVC student, were 
married on December 18, 1999. 

Christopher A. Buck '98 is a 

manutacturing engineer tor Donsco 
Incorporated in Wrightsville, Pa. 

Erin Buffington '98 

(right, color) received the 
1999 Outstanding Teacher 
of the Year award from the 
Blue Mountain School 
District, Orwigsburg, Pa., 
after her first year of 
teaching. She is a seventh- 
grade teacher for the 
district. 

Christopher D. Dean 

'98 IS now a staff writer tor 
The Lebanon Daily News in 
Lebanon, Pa. 

Lisa M. Epting '98 is the 

children's librarian at the 
Allentown (Pa.) Public 
Library. 

Emily Jones Getty '98 

IS an instructional aide tor 
the Central Dauphin 
School District in Pa, 

Nathan J. Greenawalt 

'98 is a fifth-grade teacher 
in the Northern Lebanon 
(Pa,) School District where 
he also coaches seventh- 
and eighth-grade 
basketball. 






Seniors of 1 998 



Amy Beth Parsons 98 and John 
W. Schmidt '98 were married at 
LVC in Miller Chapel on September 
5. 1999. 

Beth A. Paul '98 is a first-year law 
student at Widener University of 
Law in Wilmington, Del., 
where she is part of the 
Widener Scholars Program, 
an honors program that 
iwards academic 
^(. holarships to incoming 
students ranking in the top 
of their class. 

Willia.m Peters '98 is 
director ot marketing for 
AAA Central-West Jersey in 
Hamilton, N,J, 

Kim R. Rodgers '98 is a 

benefits analyst for ABR 
Benetlt Ser\'ices in 
Princeton, N.J, 

Patricia Rudis '98 and 

Deron Henise were married 
on October 23, 1999. 

Matthew C. Schildt '98 is 

a gr.iduate assistant in music 
theory at Kent (Ohio) State 
L'niversity. 

Becky S. Slagle '98 is a 
junior research technologist 
in the department ot 
neurosurgen," at the Hershey 
(Pa.) Medical Center. 



Nathaniel D. Hench '98 is a 

research analyst for the Pennsylvania 
Commonwealth House ot 
Representatives, 

Lynne E. Heisey '98 IS a proposal 
writer tor Aetna U.S, Healthcare in 
Wayne, Pa, 

Joy Hoover '98 is a chemistry- 
teacher at William Penn High 
School in the Y'ork (Pa,) School 
District, 

Lisa A. Kostura '98 is a senior 
laboratory technician II tor Johns 
Hopkins University in Baltimore, 
Md, 

Stacey V. Lavin '98 IS an adminis- 
trative RAM assistant tor Foamex 
International in Eddystone, Pa. 

Allison D. Martin '98 is a 

biolog)' teacher at Cedar Crest High 
School in the Cornwall-Lebanon 
(Pa.) School District. 

Lisa Mason-Sanders '98 is a 
quality assurance coach tor the 
Quaker Oats Company, Gatorade 
Division, in Atlanta, Ga. 

Justin L. McCall '98 is marketing 
representative tor BISY'S Insurance 
Services in Harnsburg. Pa. 



Denise Steiniger Slenker '98 

works tor Electronic Data Systems 
in Camp Hill, Pa. Her husband, 
Jason Z. Slenker '98 is an 
audio/video engineer for Frederick. 
Lee & Lloyd, Inc.. in LandisviUe. 

Jeanine M. Schweitzer '98 is a 
controller tor VCalkin Shoe 
Company in Schuylkill Ha\en. Pa. 

Anthony J. Thoman '98 is a 

chemistry teacher at Cumberland 
Valley High School in 
Mechanicsburg. Pa. 

Jacob Tshldy '98 is an actuarial 
analyst tor Watson Wyatt 
Worldwide headquartered in 
Wellesley Hills. M:iss. 

Michael Uhler '98 and Ashley 
Wineske '98 were married May 19. 
1999 in Ocho Rios. Jamaica. 
Michael is a transportation service 
planner with Hershey (Pa.) Foods 
Corporation and Ashley is an 
admissions director social worker tor 
the Palmyra Nursing Home. 

Arthur ■%". Vespignani 98 

conducts the middle and high school 
choruses and directs the ninth-grade 
band at the North Warren Regional 
School in New Jersey. 



Spring/Summer 2000 



31 



CLASS NEWS & NOTES 




\' 



Crowd Celebrates 



Paul A. Vollberg '98 is an 

elementary school band director and 
a high school marching band 
director for the Penridge School 
District in Perkasie, Pa. 

Michael G. Weist '98 is a fourth- 
grade teacher and a middle school 
athletic director for the Upper 
Deerfield Board of Education in 
Seabrook, N.J, 

Jeremy D. Wilson '98 was chosen 
to participate in the Pennsylvania 
Rural Leadership (RULE) program. 

Amy Witmeyer '98 is a third- 
grade teacher at Lancaster (Pa.) 
County Day School. 

Arianne Zeck '98 is an injury 
prevention/program assistant in the 
public relations department of the 
Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center. 

Elizabeth A. Arneson '99 is 
assistant features editor for The 
Daily News in Lebanon, Pa. 

Nelli Bagdasarian '99 IS a credit 
analyst for Lebanon (Pa.) Valley 
Farmers Bank. 

Heather A. Bair '99 is a fifth- 
grade teacher in the York County 
(Pa.) School District. 

Jessica Bostdorf '99 and Jason 
Alan Davis were married October 9, 
1999, in Hope United Presbyterian 
Church in Dauphin, Pa. Jessica is a 
public relations specialist with the 
American Red Cross in Harrisburg. 

Anthony R. Bozzanca '99 is an 

assistant engineer with Mirror 
Image Recorders in Times Square, 
N.Y.C. 



ELISSA BrECHT '99 IS a 

personnel analyst trainee 
for the Commonwealth 
of Pennsylvania. 

Glenda Nauman 
Breneman '99 is 
an interior 
designer for H. 
W. Nauman & 
Son, Inc., m 
Lancaster, Pa. 

Tina Cabry 

'99 IS a human 
resource 

administrator for 
Aunt Annie's, Inc., 
n Gap, Pa. 

Doug Calaman '99 is 
1 associate engineer in 
nology development for 
Thermacore International Inc. 
n Lancaster, Pa. 

Carrie Champ '99 is attending 
gtaduate school at Millersville (Pa.) 
University majoring in school 
psychology. She is a mental health 
worker tor Milton Hershey School, 
Hershey. 

Mark F. Cohen '99 is pursuing a 
doctor ol osteopathy degree at 
Philadelphia (Pa.) College of 
Osteopathic Medicine. 

Dana M. Docherty '99 is a 

maintenance administrator for Bell 
Atlantic in Harrisburg, Pa. 

Jennifer Dominiak '99 is a 
graduate student at the University 
of Delaware majoring in plant 
pathology. 

Heather Draper '99 is a graduate 
assistant at Millersville (Pa.) 
University maionng in English 
education. 

Victoria L. Eddinger '99 is a 

cardiothoracic surgery clinical case 
manager tor Hershey (Pa.) Medical 
Center. 

Cry'Stal Erb '99 IS attending 
graduate school at Temple 
University in Philadelphia, Pa., 
majoring in piano pedagogy. 

Cynthia A. Ensminger '99 is a 

legislative analyst with W. A. 
Hawkins Associates in Harrisburg, 
Pa. 

Ken L. Eshleman M '99 was 

recently named vice president and 
private banking officer at Fulton 
Bank, Lancaster, Pa. 

Sherri L. Farr '99 is a process 
leader for Hershey (Pa.) Foods 
Corporation. 



Melissa Felty '99 is an elementary 
vocal music teacher in the Prince 
George's County (Md.) School 
District. 

Alicia L. Fioravanti '99 is the 

administrator of the Gatekeeper 
Program for the Lebanon County 
(Pa.) District Attorney's Office. 

Monica Fitzgerald '99 is a 
substitute teacher for the Governor 
Mifflin School District in Pa. 

Jared Fleegal '99 is a new business 
representative for BISYS Insurance 
Services in Hummelstown, Pa. 

Chris M. Firestine '99 is circula- 
tion-marketing manager for The 
Dnily News in Lebanon, Pa. 

Jeffrey' Thomas Frey '99 is a 
physical chemistry graduate student 
at the University ol Delaware. 

John G. Funk '99 is a network 
technician, level IV, for Armstrong 
World Industries in Lancaster, Pa. 

Jessica Gascho '99 is a graduate 
student at Lake Erie (Pa.) College of 
Osteopathic Medicine. 

Ellen E. Gehr '99 is a student at 
the Dickinson School of Law ot the 
Penn State University. 

Michelle L. Gentzler '99 is a 

middle school music teacher in the 
Llpper Dauphin Area School 
District in Lykens, Pa. 



Jennifer Gochenaur '99 is the 
soil water coordinator for the 
Delaware Nature Society in 
Hockessin. 

Laura Gray'beal '99 is a human 
resource assistant for Environmental 
Resources Management in Exton, Pa. 

JODi L. Greenfield '99 is 

attending graduate school at Penn 
State University's College of 
Medicine in Hershey, Pa., majoring 
in immunobiology. 

Vincent Guntle '99 is an energy 
resource operator for GPU Energy in 
Reading, PA. 

Matthew Joseph Hans '99 is a 
credit analyst for Aerotek in 
Linthicum, Md. 

Charles F. Harley '99 is the 

science department chairperson for 
the Boyertown Area School District 
in Gilbertsville, Pa. 

Kathleen Harrison '99 is 

administrative director of 
laboratories for Lancaster (Pa.) 
General Hospital. 

Alicia Harvath '99 is a 

media/sales assistant for BK 
Advertising in Lebanon, Pa. 

Kimberly a. Hendricks '99 is a 

claims representative for the Social 
Security Administration in York, Pa. 




Ibor Virginia BattJefields September 13-18 

Join alumni from Lebanon Valley, EUzabethtown and York 
Colleges as your tour begins at Harper's Ferry, where many 
believe the first shots of the Civil War were fired. The tour 
continues to First Manassas where the first major battle 
occurred. Next you wUl reUve the bloodiest day at Antietam. 
In Fredericksburg you wiU view Marye's Heights and walk 
the sunken road before 'visiting Chatham Plantation. The tour 
concludes at Chancellorsville, where your guide helps create 
what has been called Lee's greatest victory. During a walking 
tour on your final evening, you will encounter "characters" 
from Civil War times. 

Your package includes three nights lodging, three dinners, 
three continental breakfasts, guide service, tax and tips, and 
admissions fees to historic sites. For a detailed itinerary 
including prices, please call the Alumni Office now at 1-800- 
ALUMLVC or (717) 867-6320. Final payment due August 1. 



32 



The Valley 



Melanie Orth Henery '99 is 

security and audit administrator tor 
Warner-Lambert in Lititz, Pa. 

Timothy J. HoucK '99 is a 
business development specialist tor 
Pennsylvania-American Water Co. 
in Hershey, Pa. 

Herbert R. Incram II M '99 is 

business segment marketing 
manager tor D & E Communications, 
Inc., in Ephrata, Pa. 



E.NRico Malvone '99 IS ttie 
manager ot Italian Village in 
Lebanon, Pa. 

Davx'n McCabe '99 is a marketing 
representative for Paychex, Inc., in 
Harrisburg. Pa. 

Ll AiNNE McDonald 99 is a 

registered nurse in the operating 
room at Health South Surgery 
Center in Lancaster, Pa. 









I 997 Mens Soccer Game 



K.ATHRYN A. Jackson '99 is a 

bartender at the Holiday Inn East in 
Harrisburg. Pa. 

Rebecca Jefeers '99 is a service 
representative tor Manpower 
Staffing in Frederick, Md. 

Amie M. Jumper '99 is a 

psychiatric assistant at Philhaven 
Hospital in Mt. Gretna, Pa. 

Adria Keeeer '99 and Tristan 
Miller were married on August 28. 
1999. Adria is a mental health 
worker at the Milton Hershey 
School m Hershey, Pa. 

Michael Keilholtz '99 is a life 
skills and career development 
specialist tor Human Services 
Program of Westminster, Md. 

Jennifer Kissinger '99 is a staff 
worker for the Cathnlic W'/fness 
newspaper in Harrisburg, Pa. 

Daniel R, Knapp '99 is attending 
the Beniamin N. Cardow School of 
Law. 

George E. L.^gonis '99 is assistant 
operations manager for Hershey 
(Pa.) Foods Corporation. 



Kathleen A. McGontgle 99 is a 
provider relations representative tor 
Keystone Health Plan Central in 
Cimp Hill. Pa. 

Ken.neth L. Medina M '99 is 
assistant business manager tor the 
Manheim (Pa.) Central School 
District. 

Je.nnteer Methner '99 IS a clinical 
laboraror)' assistant tor the Pinnacle 
Health System in Harrisburg, Pa. 

Sl'San B. Meyer '99 is director of 
food service for the Quality Hotel in 
Potts\ille. Pa. 

Erika J. Miller '99 is a chemist for 
Lancaster (Pa.) Laboratories. 

Megan Miller '99 is a fifth-grade 
language arts teacher in rhe Pine 
Grove (Pa.) Area School Disrnct. 

April Jo Mitchell '99 is a 
management trainee for Enterprise 
Rent-a-Car, Cleona, Pa. 

Melissa L. Mow rer 99 is a 

graduate student at Millersville 
(Pa.) L^niversity majoring in school 
psychology. She is a teacher's aide at 
the Lincaster Preparator\' School. 

LoRI MOY ER '99 is a shipper for 
Kalas Manutactuting, Inc., in 
Denver. Pa. 



Melissa Moyer '99 is a psychiatric 
assistant at Philhaven Hospital. Mt. 
Gretna. Pa. 

ViCKi Mlsser '99 is a marketing 
development specialist for Merion 
Publications. King ot Prussia, Pa. 

Shaw.n L. Ober '99 IS vice 
president ot ALP Industries, Inc., in 
Coatesville, Pa. 

Ross A, Patrick '99 is a sales 
associate with the Hampton Inn in 
Lancaster. Pa. 

Rada V. PoPOVA '99 IS a graduate 
student at the University ot 
Arkansas in Little Rock. 

Mark T. Fowl '99 is assistant 
manager of Majik Enterprises in 
Columbia, Pa. 

Erin Rablck '99 is an adminis- 
trative assistant at Hood, Light, & 
Geise, Inc., in Harrisburg. Pa. 

Kristen R.^ger '99 IS a graduate 
student at Bucknell University. 
Lewisburg. Pa., majoring in school 
psychology and elementary- 
counseling. 

Robin J. Reigle '99 is a substitute 
teacher in various school districts 
throughout the Annville. Pa., area. 

Keith D. Richardson '99 is 

director of bands for the Eastern 
York (Pa.) School District. 

LoRELL S. Rl eppel '99 IS a second- 
grade teacher at the Union Canal 
Elementary School in the Cornwall- 
Lebanon (Pa.) School District. 

Steven M. Schappfll '99 and his 
wife. Melissa, welcomed their first 
child. Jacob Arlan. on August 2~. 
1999. A second lieutenant in the 
U.S. Army. Steven is completing 
Ranger school at Ft. Benning. Ga. 

Karlin Schroeder '99 IS a 

substance abuse counselor tor 
Lata}ette Medical Management in 
New York. NY 

Paula E. Seibert '99 is a medical 
Technologist student at the Latrobe 
(Pa.) Area Hospital School of 
Medical Technologv. 

Timoth> J. Shadle 99 IS a 
chemist I for Triangle Laboratories. 
Inc.. in Durham. N.C. 

D.wiD William Shapiro '99 is the 

Webm^ister tor the Middlesex 
County (N.J.) Vocational and 
Technical Schools. 

Shane Sipes '99 is a service 
specialist tor Hartford Lite Insurance 
Co.. Simsburv. Conn. 



Jared Spidel '99 is a graduate 
student at Penn State University 
College of Medicine majoring in 
microbiology. 

Craig Stahl '99 is a music teacher 
tor instrumental music programs in 
Willow Grove. Pa. 

Ray Stonesifer '99 and his wife, 
Renee, welcomed daughter 
Samantha Sydney on August 26, 
1999. Ray is the owner of Cocoa 
C^ontracting in Hershey. Pa. 

Cory Thornton '99 is a sports 
information intern at Gettvsburg 
(Pa.) College. 

Marcia S. Tl.mpey '99 IS a quality 
assurance stability research scientist 
for Johnson & Johnson Laboratories 

in \J. 

Craig A. Underuood '99 is staff 
engineer for Creative Sound Studios 
in Orefield, Pa. 

SUZ.^.NNE VaLE-NCIA '99 IS field 
operations coordinator tor Green 
Thumb Employment and Training 
in West Lawn, Pa 

A.MA.NDA R. Wareel 99 is a teller 
tor Summit Bank in Lancaster. Pa. 

.Alicia J. ^' ay '99 is a personal 
financial adsisor tor American 
Express Financial Advisors. Inc. 

K-ATiE Bernhardt Webb '99 is a 

tourth-grade teacher in the 
Northern Lebanon * Pa. » School 
District. 

Dot C.LAS L. \\ EicLE '99 IS a 
chemist tor WVeth-Ayersr 
Laboratories in Chern' Hill. N.J. 

Lisa We.nrich "9c; is a laboratorv" 
technician tor the American Red 
Cross National Testing Laboraton.' 
in California. 

Meg.\-N E. Wertz '99 IS a graduate 
student at Shippensburg (Pa.) 
LIniversity. ma)oring in college 
counseling. 

Eric B. White '99 is working in 
the advertising and public relations 
department and undergoing 
management training for Redner's 
Warehouse Markets. Reading. Pa. 

Michael \\illl\.ms '99 is branch 
supers isor for Citadel Federal Credit 
L'nion in Chester Springs. Pa. 

R.-VE-MARIE Wilson '99 is an 

administrative assistant tor Sarcom, 
Lake Oswego, Ore. 

Ja.mes Zerfing '99 IS a financial 
analyst for Executive Investment 
Advisors in Mverstown, Pa. 



Spring/Sl'mmer 2000 



33 



VALLEY NEWSMAKERS 



New Appointments 

Anne M. Berrj' has been 
named vice president 
for advancement- A 
1977 graduate ot 
Franklin & 




Marshall College. 
Berr;' bnngs to the 
position over 20 
years of development 
experience. Prior to 
joining Lebanon Valley, Berry lived 
in South Burlington, Vermont and 
served as an independent consultant 
for numerous schools and colleges 
throughout New England. From 
1989 through 1997 she was the vice 
president for institutional 
advancement at St. Michael's 
College in Vermont. She also ser\'ed 
as director ot development and 
alumni affairs at the A.B. Freeman 
School of Business at Tulane 
University, director of medical 
annual giving at the University of 
Pennsylvania, and held various 
development positions following her 
graduation from F&M. For the past 
five years. Berry has been a faculty 
member for the Council for 
Advancement of Secondary 
Education (CASE) Summer Institute 
in Educational Fund Raising, 
case's premier international 
conference held annually at 
Dartmouth College. 
Sue Borelli has returned to the LVC 



family to serve as major gifts officer 
after spending the fall 1999 
semester as director of major and 
planned gifts at Albright College. 
Borelli joined the Lebanon 
Valley staff in 1990 as an 
admission counselor, and in 
1992 was promoted to 
assistant director of admission. 
She holds a bachelor's degree in 
English communications from 
Albright, and is currently pursuing 
a master of business administration 
degree at LVC. 
Kitty Wolf has joined the 
advancement office as assistant 
director of annual giving, 
replacing Pam Lambert who 
accepted a position with 
Penn State University. Wolf 
was formerly director of 
development for the 
Lebanon Family Health 
Services. She holds a 
bachelor's degree in 
elementary education from 
MiUersville University and 
has taken a variety of 
education and business 
courses at Penn State's 
Harrisburg campus. 
Gloria Wentling has joined 
the college on a part-time 
basis as co-director of 
Kreiderheim with Mary 
Ellen Ford. Wentling is a 
retired teacher in the 
AnnviUe-Cleona School 



District and she replaces Ellen 
McGiU, who retired after working 
at Kreiderheim since 1994. McGiU 
will remain active on campus as she 
continues her leadership role with 
the LVC Auxiliary. 

Elected 



Allen Yingst, director of public 

safety, was appointed to the 

Government Relations Committee 

for the International Association of 

Campus Law Enforcement 

Administration. 

Dr. Mark Mecham, chair and 

professor of music, has 
been invited to serve a 
two-year term as the 
Repertoire and 
Standards Chair for 
College and University 
Choirs on the 
Executive Board ot the 
American Choral 
Directors Association 
of Pennsylvania by 
state president Lynn 
Drafall, 

Shei^'l Lemma, 
assistant director ot 
administrative 
computing, was elected 
to the Datatel Users 
Group Technical Board. 
This group ot nine 
serves as the liaison 
between Datatel, Inc. 




GLORIA WENTLING 




Gene Brown's Trip to Vietnam 

Di: Eugene Brown, professor of political science, spent the 
fall 1 999 semester training mid-career diplomats in 
Vietnam. Brown, wlio has written five textbool<s on 
international relations and is working on a sixth, was 
selected by George Washington University's program on 
international studies in Asia to teach at Vietnam's Ministry 
of Foreign Affairs' Institute for International Relations. 
The months spent in Vietnam were quite a contrast from 
Brown's first trip to the country back in 1 966, when he 
served as a soldier in the Vietnam War "It was a very 
over-the-top experience," said Brown, "to have been in 
the war and now to be able to go back in a more 
constructive role." 



and rhe 500-institution user 
community. Lemma was one of three 
elected by the user community to 
serve a three-year term. 

Presenters 

Dr. Salvatore Cullari, chair and 
professor ot psychology, led a panel 
discussion at the state chapter 
conference of the National Alliance 
of the Mentally III in October. The 
topic of the discussion was "Finding 
the Right Therapy." In addition, 
Cullari organized and hosted a 
daylong psychologists and consumers 
dialogue, which took place in 
Harrisburg in September. The 
meeting brought together 10 clinical 
psychologists and 10 mental health 
consumers, ex-patients and survivors 
in a face-to-face meeting to exchange 
ideas and information. Pennsylvania 
IS only the second state in the 
country (after New York) to hold 
such a meeting- The Pennsylvania 
Psychological Association published 
an entire issue of its Pennsyhania 
Psychologist m May highlighting this 
event. Cullari served as rhe guest 
editor of the publication. 
Dr. John Norton, chair and 
professor of political science, did an 
interview for the ABC radio network 
on rhe withdrawal of Elizabeth Dole 
from the Republican presidential 
race. The interview was fed to 
affiliate ABC stations. 
Rosa Tezanos-Pinto, instructor of 
Spanish, presented a paper "El 
Verdugo de Ester de Izaguirre: 
acercamiento y ruptura con los 
ongenes" at the ILCH Institute 
Literario y Cultural Hispanico in 
Guatemala City, Guatemala in 
August, 1999. 

Dr. Mark Mecham, chair and 
professor of music, attended the 
annual meeting of the National 
Association of Schools of Music in 
Chicago, where he presented a case 
study for the meeting of Region Six 
(a 12-state region from Maine to Pa.) 
in November titled "What is the 
Future of the Bachelor of Arts 
Degree in Music?" 



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The Valley 



PORTRAITS BYJOHN STAUFFER: BOTTOM LEFT PHOTO BY DENNIS CREWS 



Dr. Eric Bain-Selbo, assistant 
protessor ot relijjion and philosophy, 
presented a paper "Freedom and 
Commitment: Religious Colleges 
and Universities in a Multicultural 
Society" at the annual meeting ot the 
American Academy ot Religion in 
Boston in November 
Sue Sarisky, student employment 
coordinator, served as an expert 
panelist on USA Today's tlnancial aid 
hotline. Her advice to a caller was 
printed as part ot an article in the 
November 15 edition ot USA Today. 
Dr. Scott Walck, assistant professor 
ot physics, participated in the fourth 
VCorkshop for New Physics taculty 
organized by the American 
Association ot Physics Teachers and 
sponsored by the National Science 
Foundation. Walck was also invited 
to speak at the 2000 Winter 
Meeting ot the Ametican Associ- 
ation of Physics Teachers in Florida. 
Dr. Bryan Hearsey, chair and 
protessor ot mathematical sciences, 
and Dr. Christopher Brazfield, 
assistant protessor of mathematical 
sciences, attended the annual joint 
meeting ot the American 
Mathematical Society and the 
Mathematical Association ot 
America in Washington, D.C. in 
January. Hearsey presented a report 
on the work ot the Joint SoA/CAS 
Task on Academic Relations at the 
Actuarial Faculty Forum, while 
Brazfield presented a paper entitled 
"AS-Regulat Algebras of Dimension 
Four with One Point" at the AMS 
Special Session on algebraic 
geometry and commutative algebra. 
Dr. Noel Hubler. assistant professor 
ot religion and philosophy, presented 
a paper at the national meeting of 
the American Academy of Religion 
entitled "Dematerializing Space: 
Plotinus' Use of Spatial Metaphor to 
Explain the Immanence ot the One." 
Dr. Angel Tuninetti, assistant 
protessor ot Spanish, delivered a 
paper entitled "America en la edad 
de la razon: La vision cientitlca de 
Antonio de Uloa y de Hipolito Ruiz" 
at the Modern Languages 



Association Convention in Chicago 
in December 

Student Winners 

Sarah Thrush, a treshman organ 
performance major, received second 
place in the Albert Schweitzer Organ 
Competition. Thrush sent a taped 
audition to the contest and was one 
ot four finalists chosen to compete in 
Connecticut in September 
Trent Bollinger, a |unior music 
major, has been selected to play 
tenor saxophone in the National 
Wind Ensemble. The ensemble, 
which IS made up ot the country's 
finest college and advanced high 
school musicians, was in residence 
May 25-29 in New York City. The 
ensemble concluded their work 
together with a major public 
performance in Carnegie Hall on 
May 28. 



Chemistry 

Meeting 

Hosted 



LVC hosted the 3-^rd 
annual meeting ot the 
Mid-Atlantic 
Association ot Liberal 
Arts Chemistry Teachers 
(MAALACT) September 
n-lS. Seventy-eight 
faculty from 42 colleges 
in an eight-state area 
participated in the MAALACT 
conterence, as well as program 
officers trom the National Science 
Foundation and the Petroleum 
Research Fund. 

Members ot the LVC community 
participated as panelists at the 
meeting. Dr. Stephen MacDonald. 
vice president for academic affairs 
and dean ot the faculty, presented a 
dean's perspective on "Faculty 
Evaluation at Undergraduate 





Dan Massad's Recent Exhibitions 



The art work of Dan Massad, artist-in-residence, has been featured in 
several recent group exhibitions, including "Contemporary American 
Realist Drawings" (Art Institute of Chicago). "Representing 
Representation" (Arnot Art Center) and "Contemporary Still Life" 
(Contemporary Art Center ofVirginia). His 1994 picture. "Bellstruck" 
(pictured above) was recently on view in the exhibition "Recent 
Acquisrtions" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Massad is 
represented by Forum Gallery, New York, which featured two of his 
works in the New York Armory Show in February 



Institutions: What Are 
Reasonable Expectations!'" 
Dr. Owen Moe, professor 
of chemistry, presented a 
talk in a session entitled, 
"Finding, Funding and 
Enjoying Sabbatical 
Leaves." Dr. Carl VC'igal. 
chair and associate 
,/;///•'.' V.-f; professor of chemistrv, 
DR. CHERYL GEORGE chaitcd a scssioo on 

""Collaborative Research: 
A Way to Make Research 
Interesting and Productive. " Also 
attending the meeting were 
Lebanon Valley's Dr Kathleen 
Kolhet, Dr ^'alter Patton, Cindy 
Johnston. Dr H. Anthony Neidig 
and Dr Richard Cornelius. 

Grants 

Dr. Chen 1 George, assistant 
protessor ot education, received an 
SI 1,950 grant trom the 
Pennsylvania Department ot 
Education to set up a program to 
train pre-ser\ice and in-service 
teachers to work with children with 
emotional and behavioral disorders. 
The grant is tor one year, but can be 
continued tor up to two years. 



LVC Alumnae Receives 
Fulbright Scholarship 

W'endi Davenport, a 2000 graduate 
\\ ho earned a bachelor's degree in 
psychology', has received a Fulbright 
Scholarship, 

Davenport was at\ arded a 
te.iching assistantship to 
teach English at either the 
middle school or high 
school level in South 
Korea for one year i 

Although exact 
details of her assignment 
have not been determined, she 
will travel to Korea in July and 
spend a number ot weeks training at 
a university in Seoul. After returning 
to the United States in July 2001, 
Davenport plans to enter law school 
where she will pursue a degree in 
child adoption law. 




PORTR/\lTS BY JOHN STAUFFER; BOTTOM RIGHT PHOTO BY JOHN T CONSOU 



Spring/Summer 2000 



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Partners in Education: 

The Hope of a College Degree is Within Reach for 
Lebanon County Students 

More than 10 years ago. the Lebanon School District and Lebanon Valley College joined forces with one 
goal in mind: keep Lebanon County's disadvantaged kids in school and give them the hope of earning a 
college education. Now, two students who joined the Lebanon Valley Education Partnership (LVEP) when 
they were in sixth grade have earned degrees from LVC. and over 300 students in the Lebanon School 
District are learning to stay in school and work toward the dream of a college education. 

The first graduates of the program received their diplomas during the college's 1 3 I st Commencement 
ceremony on Saturday, May I 3. Ken Horst earned a bachelor's degree in music education and Jennissa 
Lapp earned a bachelor's degree in an individualized major tailored to her talents in art. For both of 
these students, the benefits they've received through the Partnership will also be carried down to 
younger siblings who are now part 
of the program. In addition, both 
Ken and Jennissa (as well as many 
student volunteers at LVC) have 
been able to light the way for 
other Lebanon County youth by 
serving as mentors to Lebanon 
High School students who are part 
of the LVEP 

Community is the heart of the 
Partnership, as the program 
receives financial support from 
more than 1 00 Lebanon County 
businesses. The mam fundraiser is 
an annual golf tournament 
featuring honorary chair Sam 
Bowie, a Lebanon native and 
former NBA star The success of 
these tournaments, which have 
brought in over $450,000 to date, 
is a tribute to the commitment and 
caring of business professionals in Lebanon County and to the leadership of co-chairs Donald W. Lesher 
president of Lesher Mack Sales and Service, Inc., and Lee Allwein, owner of Allwein's Carpet One. During 
this year's Commencement ceremony the college awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters to 
Lesher who has provided leadership to the LVEP since its inception in 1 989. 

Here's how the Lebanon Valley Education Partnership works: When students in the Lebanon School 
District enter the sixth grade, they are given tours of the LVC campus. Throughout their seventh and 
eighth grade years, they are visited by LVC students and faculty, and are invited to campus for concerts, 
plays, sporting events, etc. Once students in the district reach the eighth grade, the Partnership program 
identifies those with college potential and financial need. When students who qualify for the program 
enter the ninth grade, they are matched with a LVC freshman who serves as a mentor and four-year 
contact throughout the student's high school years. In the final step, the Partnership assists the students in 
applying for college — whichever college they choose — and in securing financial aid. If the students 
decide to attend LVC, a scholarship is waiting for them. 

Programs like the LVEP are becoming more and more important in our communities. In recent years. 
President Clinton and the U.S. Secretary of Education passed legislation in the Higher Education Art that 
has made mentoring and financial aid for education a priority For LVC, the Partnership does more than 
just fulfill a mandate; it serves to strengthen a vital bond between college and community It exists for the 
hundreds of students in the Lebanon School Distrirt, who, like Ken and Jennissa, strive to transform the 
dream of a college education into a reality. 



Published 




1 0th Annual LVEP Golf Tournament hosted by the Lebanon 
Country Club: left to right. Dr. Dennis Tulli '69, Nancy Lesher 
Jennissa Lapp '00, Sam Bowie, Ken Horst 'GO, Dr David Rollick 



Dr. Eugene Brown, professor of 
political science, has co-authored a 
new book that was published in 
December. Entitled Internaltonal 
Relations: The Changing Contours of 
Pouvr, the volume was co-authored 
with Donald Snow and published by 
Addison Wesley Longman 
Publishers. He has also signed a 
contract tor a new book, with the 
same co-author and publisher, 
tentatively titled Cases in 
International Re/attons. in addition. 
Brown has also co-authored an 
article entitled "Policies Toward 
North Korea: A Time for New 
Thinking." The article was written 
with Professor Zhang Xichen of 
Beijing University and will appear 
in The Journal of Contemporary- China. 
Bim Harrison, adjunct instructor 
ot English, has an essay included in 
the publication. An Intricate Weave: 
Women Write About Girls and 
Girlhood. The book is a collection ot 
stones, essays, memoirs and poems 
by 67 authors — ranging from 
renowned authors such as Alice 
Walker and Adrienne Rich to just- 
emerging writers. The American 
Library Association nominated the 
book recently for the Best Books tor 
Young Adults. Harrison's 
contribution was an essay entitled 
"A Russian Easter" The essay 
focuses on her mother's food 
preparations in the Russian 
Orthodox tradition of grieving the 
death of Christ during Holy Week. 
Dr. Rebecca McCoy, assistant 
professor of history, had an article 
published in the journal. Teaching 
History, entitled "Integrating 
Writing in the Classroom with 
Reader Responses." In addition, she 
had an article accepted for 
publication in the Journal of 
Ecclesiastical History, published by 
Cambridge University Press. The 
article is entitled "Religious 
Accommodation and Political 
Authority in an Alsatian 
Community, 1648-1714." 



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PHOTO BY JOHN STAUFFER 



Es^aasv^sHH 



Dr. Stacy Goodman, assistant 
professor of biology, published a 
paper with colleague T.C. Vary 
entitled "Sepsis Alters Pyruvate 
Dehydrogenase Kinase Activity in 
Skeletal Muscle" \ov MoltcuLir uaJ 
Cellular Biochi-misti"\ . 
Dr. Scott Walck, assistant professor 
ot physics, wrote an article which 
appeared in the October 1 5 issue of 
the journal. Physical Review B, 
"Magnetic-field Dependence ot the 
Exciton-photon Coupling in 
Structured Phototonlc Cavities. " 
Dr. Salvatore Cullari, chair and 
professor ol psychology, published a 
paper in zht Journal of Psychotherapy 
ltitt:gratw}i entitled, "Does Every 
Good Behaviorist Deserve Favor?" 
He also completed a new textbook 
entitled Co/^useling an^ Psychotherapy: 
A Practical GuuJehookjor Students. 
Trainees, and New Professionals., which 
will be published bv Allvn and 
Bacon, 
Dr. Louis Manza. associate 



professor of psychology, is the 
author of an Instructor's Manual/Test 
Blank for W. Scott Terra's "Learning 
and Memor}': Basic Principles, 
Processes and Procedures." Allyn 
and Bacon published the manual. 
Dr. William McGill, dean emeritus, 
had an essay "Sailmg Tips from 
Jonah" published in Aljout Such 
Things and has had three essays on 
poets George Hubert and R.S. 
Thomas published in Thtolog) 
Today. Anglican Theological Renew 
and Topic. 

Jon Fogle. ad|unct assistant 
professor of religion, had an article 
"The Idea of An Association" 
published in the spring 2000 issue 
of Prism: A Theological Forum for the 
United Church of Christ. 
Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson. chair 
and professor of English, reviewed 
Diane Simmons Maxme Hong 
Kingston (Twayne's United States 
Authors Series) and Terence Brown's 
Tht Life ofW.B. Yuits for Chmct. 



Run for Caret's Hope 

The Run for Caret's Hope, a fund raising event sponsored by the 
English Department, brought in nearly $3,000 for Caret Spiese 74. 

Members of the college community gathered sponsorships and 
ran in support of Caret, who has struggled since birth with the life 
threatening liver disease, autoimmune hepatitis. While health 
insurance will cover most of the expenses of her upcoming liver 
transplant, funds raised by the run will help to offset the costs of 
medication, which will equal about $22,000 per year 

The event was organized by three of Spiese's former English 
professors — Dn Arthur Ford. Dr Phil Billings and Dr John Kearney. 
"We knew her first as a good student and great person," says Ford, 
who went on to explain how the three of them have kept in touch 
with Caret and her husband, Steven Spiese 72, through the 
couple's involvement in theater in Lancaster County."We knew of 
her liver illness while she was a student and realized that eventually 
she would need some type of drastic treatment. We felt we had to 
do what we could to help." 

The money raised came from both individual donations and 
pledges from the runners.The Wig and Buckle Society LVC's 
student theater group, donated $230 to its former member 

"A lot of people who never even met Caret provided support." 
said Ford. "We are grateful to the college community for all the 
help we've received." 



Faculty 
Promotions/Tenure 

Dr. Louis Manza. assistant 
professor of psychology, and Dr. 
Kenneth Yarnall, assistant 
professor ot mathematical sciences, 
have been promoted to associate 
professor. Jeffrey Snyder, assistant 
director of music recordint: 
technttlogy and instructor of music, 
has been named assistant protessor 
of music. In addition, tenure has 
been awarded to the following 
faculty: Dr. Johannes Dietrich. 
assistant professor of music; Dr. 
Deanna Dodson. assistant 
professor of psychology; Dr. Mary 
Lemons, assistant professor of 
music; Dr. Mary Pettice, assistant 
professor of English; Thomas 
Strohman. assistant protessor of 
music; and Dr. Kenneth Yarnall. 
associate professor of mathematical 
sciences. 

Celebrating 
Anniversaries 

The following LVC employees 

celebrated a ser\'ice anniversar\' or 

retirement in JOOO: 

Five Years: 

Deborah Atkins, development 

secretary; Dr. Johannes Dietrich. 

assistant professor of music; Kevin 

Fuhrman. facilities ser\'ices 

personnel; Doreen Heisey, facilities 

services personnel; Dr. J. Noel 

Hubler. assistant professor ot 

religion and philosophy; ^^ 

Brenda Light, facilities 

sen-'ices personnel; 

Dr. Louis Man/a, 

associate professor 

of psychology; 

Sandra Parker, 

facilities ser\ices 

personnel; Karin 

Right-Nolan, 

director of financial 

aid. 

10 Years: Richard Beard 

director of Arnold 

,Sports Center; Katen 



Best, registrar; Dr. Gary Grieve- 
Carlson. chair and professor of 
English; Sharon Hirneisen. facilities 
ser\'ices personnel; Mar\' Beth 
Hower, director of media relatione; 
Dr. Mark Mecham. chair and 
professor ot music: Dr. Barney 
Raftleld. professor of business 
administration; Sharon Raftleld. 
associate professor of sociology and 
social w(jrk; Ann Safstrom. music 
department sccretarv'; Demse Smith. 
secretary for English, political 
science, economics, sociology and 
associate dean; Dr. Dale Summers. 
associate professor of education; 
Michael Zeigler. director of 
academic computing and user 
services, 

15 Years: Dr. Richard Cornelius, 
protessor of chemistr;'; Dr. Salvacore 
CuUan, chair and professor of 
psychology; Robert Dillane, director 
of administrative computing; 
George Heckard, public safety 
officer; Shirley May Kellev, facilities 
ser\ices personnel; Gwendolyn 
Pierce, assistant tor administration 
and controller's office. 
20 Years: William Brown Jr.. dean 
of admission and financial aid; Dr. 
Donald Dahlberg, professor of 
chemistr)'; Dr. Michael Greila. chair 
and protessor ot education: William 
Rothermel. facilities sendees 
personnel. 

25 Years: Juliana Wolic, director oi 
Shrover Health Center and head 
college nurse. 

M) Years: 

Dr. Phihp Billings. 
professor ot 
English. 
35 Years: 
Dr. Arthur 
Ford, protessor 
ot English and 
director ot 
international 
recruitment. 
Retiree: Dr. 
Howard Applegate, 
I'-rofessor and chair ot 
histor\' and 
American studies. 




PHOTO BY DENMS CREWS 



Spring/Slmmer 2000 



37 



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Pennsylvania Chapter). The 
magazine was in competition with 
other corporate and college/ 
university magazines from the 
region. 

• McGill Field was a winner in the 
Field of Excellence contest 
sponsored by Pioneer Manufacturing 
Company in Ohio. According to 
representatives from Pioneer, the 
field "exhibited the care, hard work 
and overall superior qualities that 
our judges sought." 

Founders Day 
Honoree 






A Safe Campus 



In the first national study of its 
kind, APBnews.com and CAP Index 
Inc. have ranked Lebanon Valley 
number 11 on a list of the top 25 
lowest-risk college campus 
neighborhoods. The study assessed 
all 1,497 four-year colleges in the 
nation and ranked them according 
to campus neighborhood crime risk. 
It focused on the risk of violent 
crimes (murder, robbery, rape) and 
looked at the total environment 
encountered by students as they 
move around the campus and its 
surrounding areas. 

Woodrow Wilson 
Fellow 



Anita Perez Ferguson, chair of the 
Women's National Political Caucus, 
spent a week on campus as a 
Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. A 
frequently quoted news source on 
subjects including women in 
politics, political strategy, election 
reform and minority issues, Perez 
Ferguson was named one of Roil 
Call newspaper's "Politics Fabulous 
50" and one of the "100 Most 
Influential Hispanics in the United 
States" by Hispanic Business 



magazine. During her time on 
campus, she met with faculty 
members and served as a guest 
speaker in various classes. She also 
held a public lecture on "The 
Changing Face of American 
Politics," which was covered by C- 
Span for its American Perspectives 
Series. 

Satisfied Customers 

Enterprise Rent-a-Car presented a 
$2500 check to Dave Evans, 
director of career planning, as a 
token of appreciation for all the LVC 
students that have been hired 
within the company over the years. 

Recent LVC grads currently 
employed with Enterprise are Amy 
Edris '99, Jason Hotchkiss '99, 
Beth Peterson '99, Jay Franklin '97. 
April Mitchell '99, and Maiin 
Pettersson "98. 

Campus Awards 

• The Heilman Center received a 
Merit Award from the Central 
Pennsylvania Chapter of the 
American Institute of Architects. 
The award was presented to The 
Ray Group of Lancaster, the firm 
that designed the facility. 

• The new Softball stadium has been 
named a 1999 regional winner in 



the National Fastpitch Coaches 
Association/Turtace Maintenance 
Field of the Year contest m 
recognition of outstanding fields 
and field maintenance in Softball. 
• The college won a silver award for 
The Valley magazine from the 
International Association of 
Business Communicators {Central 



Anne Brossman Sweigart, chairman 
CEO and president of D&E 
Communications, was honored as 
the recipient of the 2000 
Founders Day Award. 

During the 
February ceremony, 
the Student 
Government Educator 
Award was presented to 
Dt, Howard Applegate, 
chair and professor of history 
and American studies, and the 
President's Award was given to the 
Student Pennsylvania State 
Education Association. 




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PHOTOS BY JOHN T CONSOLI 



Fasick Bridge 
Dedicated 

Durinj; the college's recent 
Alumni Weekend celebration, the 
new steel suspension bridge that 
spans Route 934 and serves as a 
pedestrian walkway linking 
Lebanon Valley College's athletic 
fields was dedicated. The 126- 




Quiz Bowl Celebrates 20 Years 

BY Mary Beth Hower 




foot-long bridge was named 
"Fasick Bfidge" in honor of Betty 
and Ross Fasick '55 (tr/miv). For 
more information on the bridge 
see story on page two. 

Heilman Center 
Dedicated 



For the 20th year in a row, March has brought more than just the anticipation of spring to the LVC 
campus. Hundreds of the best and brightest high school students from throughout Pennsylvania spend 
months training and studying for their annual trip to Lebanon Valley, where they become contenders in 
what IS being billed as the largest quiz bowl competition in the state. 

This yean 72 schools took part in this battle of the brains, competing throughout the day for a 
chance to win the coveted Clay Memorial Cup. The pewter trophy stands some three feet tall and is 
adorned with permanent plaques recognizing the schools which have won the competition from year 
to yearThe cup is named in honor of the late Dr Robert Clay a former sociology professor and 
registrar of the college, who, with the help of friend and former LVC chaplain John A. Smith, brought the 
quizzing phenomenon to campus in 1 98 1 . 

"They were both such perfectionists over Quiz Bowl," remembers Dr John Kearney a professor of 
English who has been involved with the Quiz Bowl since its inception. "They put in endless hours 
generating and refining questions." Kearney remembers Clay as being especially prolific in generating 
questions which incorporated not only his interests in the Civil War and history, but in things such as 
cooking (Why is a pound cake called a pound cake?), word usage, and subjects which are part of 
everyday life. 

However the Quiz Bowl founders saw this academic contest as much more than just a pursuit of 
trivial knowledge. "It was an effort to put LVC on the map, at least as far as local high schools and local 
students were concerned," said Dr James Scott, professor of German and a long-time Quiz Bowl 
memberThat approach vi/orked right off the bat, Scott recalls, as he remembers the very first year when 
Leiand Steinke '85, a powerfiouse member of the winning Carlisle team, decided to attend LVC after the 
competition. Over the past 20 years, that trend of capturing the attention of area students has 
continued, says registrar Karen Best, who upon joining the college in 1 990 took on the role of Quiz 
Bowl coordinator According to Best, the college welcomes an average of five students per year whose 
first exposure to LVC is through participation in Quiz Bowl. 

Now, two decades later the competition is more popular than even drawing schools from as far 
away as State College. That strength and growth is due largely to a dedicated group of campus 
members who've carried on the quizzing tradition. "Quiz Bowl is a community-wide event that brings all 
facets of the college together — faculty, administrators, students — to devise questions and participate 
as judges and moderators on that day," Best explains. "It's an incredible community experience that 
highlights what we're in the business of . .education." 

As an added feature to this year's 20th Annual Quiz Bowl, the final round of competition between 
the two top teams was moderated by Pennsylvania Congressman George W. Gekas. 



The college's new academic facility, 
the Heilman Center, was dedicated 
over Alumni Weekend. The Heilman 
Center, which has already received a 
Merit Award from the Central 
Pennsylvania Chaprer of the 
American Institute of Architects, is a 
36,000-square-foot facility and is 
home to Lebanon Valley College's 
new physical therapy program. 
Heilman Center (below, right) features 
hydro-therapy pools, classrooms, a 
resource center and a state-of-the-art 
fitness and weight training area. 

Suzanne Heilman Arnold was 
presented with a framed certificate 
by the charter class in physical 
rherapy in honor of her 
commitment to the new facility. 
Each student from the inaugural 
class signed the cettificate for the 

ceremony. Ms. Arnold made the 
j gift in memory of het father 
I Howard E. Heilman and her 
■ brother Bruce E. Heilman. 

TOP LEFT PHOTO BV KELLY ALSEDEK, TOP RIGHT PHOTO BY BL..\INt T SHAMAN BOTTOM PHOTO BY C PAVinpOLLKk 



Mary Beth Hower is director of media relations at LVC. 




Kresge Challenge 
Achieved 

Lebanon Valley College recently met 
the Kresge Challenge and exceeded 
their overall goal by raising 
$6. 02.1. 6-45 in support of the 
Heilman Center and Endowment 
Campaign. 



Spring/Summer 2000 



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By Jim Miller 

Sporrs Intormation Director 

McAlestcr Sets 
Coaching Record 

Head mens basketball coach Brad 
McAIester became the winningest 
coach m program histor)" on 
December '' , 1999, when he won hiN 
lOlst game as the Flying DutchmLii 
defeated Juniata College by a score 
of 71-52 on the road. McAIester 
broke the previous record of 100 sc: 
from 1932 to I960 by Dr. George 
R. ■■Rinso" Marquette 48. 

"Its an honor to be mentioneii 
m the same sentence as Rinso 
Marquette," said McAIester. "He's 
someone who has meant so much re 
the college for many years." 

McAIester has been at the helm 
of the Flying Dutchmen for six 
seasons and has fashioned an overall 
record of 1 15 wins and 53 losses. 
He has led his squads to three 
NCAA appearances and two ECAC 
Southern Region Championships. 

Four Earn GTE 
Academic Honors 

Four Lebanon Valley athletes have 
become the first in their respective 
sports to earn AU-Academic 
recognition. 

Senior defensive lineman Jeff 
Eynon and junior defensive back 
Shawn Berwager wtre named to 
the GTE Academic AU-Distnct II 
College Division Football Team, as 
selected by members of the College 
Sports Information Directors of 
America (CoSIDA). 

In addition, junior forward 
Steve Horst and senior guard 
Serenity- Roos were selected to the 
District II Men's and Women's 
Basketball Teams respectively. 

Eynon is a computer science 
major wich a 3-855 cumulative 
grade-point average while Berwager 
is a marketing major with a 3-701 
cumulative grade-point average. 

Horst, a biology/pre-med major 
with a 3.35 cumulative grade-point 
average, and Roos. an elementary 
education major with a 3.934 
cumulative grade-point average, 









SUSQUEHANNA UNIVERSITY 

EnEEai ri:n i \omnm 








11 MDOWN arocooN H QTRM 




Dutchmen Beat Crusaders in Historic Contest 

Kicker Eric Connelly booted an 1 8-yard field goal as time expired to give 
the football team a 17-14 upset of Susquehanna University on October 
23, 1 999 and snap a streak of 1 4 consecutive losses to the Crusaders. It 
was the first Dutchmen football win in Selinsgrove since 1 938. 

Quarterback Dennis Yagmourian was 1 8 for 33 (224 yards) including 
passes of 33 and 40 yards on the game-winning drive. In the third quarter 
back Greg Kohler caught passes of 22 and 27 yands and gained 42 yards 
on the ground in a touchdown drive. ReceiverTommy Mealy caught six 
passes for a career-high 1 27 yards.The defense kept SU in check all day 
allowing LVC to win at the last second. 



became the seventh and eighth 
student-athletes from Lebanon 
Valley to receive All-Academic 
recognition. 

Field Hockey Advances 
to Final Eight 

This past season the field hockey 
program, under the tutelage of 17- 
year head coach Kathy Tierney. 
added yet another chapter in its 
legacy ot success as the team 
advanced to the quarterfinals of the 
National Collegiate Athletic 
Association (NCAA) Division III 
championships. Lebanon Valley 
hosted the second round and 
quarterfinals at Arnold Field, with 
the Flying Dutchwomen dropping a 
1 -0 hcartbreaker in penalty strokes 
to SUNY-Cortland to end the season 
with a 17-3 record and a fifth-place 
ranking m the final Division III 
coaches' poll. 

Juniors Lindsey Yeiser and 
Lora Zimmerman were named to 
the 1999 AstroTurf/NFHCA 
Division III All-American team to 
increase Lebanon Valley s number of 



AU-Amencan selections since 19S7 
to 26. Yeiser was named first-team 
All-American while Zimmerman 
earned third-team honors. 

Fall Athletes Earn 
Conference, National 
Honors 

A number ot Lebanon Valley College 
tall athletes received awards and 
honors at the conference and national 
level during the 1999 season. 
In field hockey, Lindsey Yeiser 
(first team) and Lora Zimmerman 
(third team) were selected to the 
National Field Hockey Coaches 
Association (NFHCA)All- 
American team, while Amanda Ott 
joined Yeiser and Zimmerman on 
the NFHCA South Atlantic Region 
first team. Christ)' Hart and Beth 
Light earned second-team South 
Atlantic Region Honors. 

Yeiser took home Middle 
Atlantic Conference (MAC) 
Commonwealth Most Valuable 
Player honors in addition to being 
named a first-team All-Star. 
Zimmerman joined her on the first 



team while Ott and Hart were 
chosen to the second team. 

Six players earned national 
academic honors as well by being 
named to the NFHCA Division III 
National Academic Squad. Lisa 
Duke, Sarah Kennel, Alyson 
Schular, Natalie Taylor, Leah 
Woodworth and Lindsey Yeiser 
each earned recognition on the 
prestigious team. 
Football enjoyed a number of 
postseason honors as a total of eight 
players were selected to the MAC 
(Commonwealth AU-Star team. 
Shaw n Berwager, Todd Lipp and 
Shaun Lehman were named to the 
tirst-team defense while Ryan 
Brennan, Eric Connelly, Doug 
Henning and Tommy Mealy 
earned second-team honors on 
offense and John Music took second 
team on defense. 

Lipp added to his honots as he 
was a third-team selection on the 
D3tootball.com Team ot the Year, 
and was selected third-team South 
Region by Football Gazette. USA 
Football named Lipp, Berwager and 
Lohman Honorable Mention AU- 
Americans, while Brennan earned a 
spot on the USA Football Freshman 
All-Amencan team. 
Men s soccer playet Matt 
Kpakiwa took home MAC 
Commonwealth first-team All-Star 
honors, while women's soccer 
earned a pair of MAC All-Stars as 
Danica Brown and Abbie 
Stoltzfus were selected to the 
Commonwealth second team. In 
volleyball, Jackie Kopco 
represented the Dutchwomen on the 
MAC Commonwealth second team. 
Women's cross country claimed a 
pair of MAC All-Stars as Kelly 
Stewart finished third at the MAC 
Championships to take first-team 
honots and Lauren Hindley 
parlayed a 19th-place finish into 
second-team status. 
In men's cross country, Pete 
LoBianco finished eighth at he 
MAC Championships to earn first- 
team recognition. Donald "Tres" 
Nolett finished 13th earning 
second- team 



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financial aid 

Ensures that library and laboratory 
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Expands and beautifies campus 
facilities 

Enhances opportunities for cultural 
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To the more than 3,700 alumni, 
parents and friends of LVC who 
contributed over $1,000,000 in 
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