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Vol. 18, Number 1 



TheValley 

Lebanon Valley College Magazine J 



fall 2000 



Li mm;: 

Tom Hanrahan 

Writi Us: 

Shanna Adler 

MARY Beth Hower, News Briefs, Newsmakers 

JOSIAH NOVACK '97 

Cindy Progin, Class Notes 

Heather Robino 

Braden Snyder '00 

Cory Thornton '99 

Stephen Trapnell '90 

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The Valley k published by Lebanon Valley 

College and is distributed 

without charge to alumni and friends. 

Inside Front Cover: The Heilman Center 
photograph by terry corbett photography 

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



Features 
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Teaching with Style 

A brief snapshot of the often unique and 
interesting teaching styles and methods 
endorsed by LVC faculty members. 
BY STEPHEN TRAPNELL '90 



7 Laying the Groundwork 
for Success 



A coach and mentor who continues teaching 
after the student-athlete graduates. 
BY JOSIAH NOVACK '97 



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A Home to Study 
Mind and Body 

LVC friends make the 

Heilman Center a reality. 

BY STEPHEN TRAPNELL '90 



Departments 

1 6 Class News & Notes 

30 Newsmakers 

34 News Briefs 



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Cover: Teaching with Style 
In the midst of a new technological 
revolution propelled by the Web and the 
Internet, the Lebanon Valley College 
faculty has sharpened traditional methods 
of teaching while simultaneously incotpo- 
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PHOTDGRAPHY BY JOHN T. CDNSDLI 



Peer inside the academic buildings of Lebanon Valley College and 
it may be a challenge to find a professor lecturing in front of a 
room full of students scribbling notes. Instead, professors don 
funeral costumes or film 'Videos'' during classes. Students taste 
seaweed or help each other struggle through clarinet fingerings. 




s college faculty employ innovative teach- 
ing methods to reach students, the image 
of a professor simply speaking behind a 
lectern may soon exist only as a stereotype 
and faded memory. 

"A generation ago, most college 
teaching was done by the lecture method," said Dr. Stephen 
MacDonald. dean of the faculty and vice president for 
academic affairs. "A faculty member came, stood in front of 
a class and adopted a mande of authority. One lee 
tured. and students took notes, or at least pretend- 
ed to take notes." 

Reflecting on his own teaching, 
MacDonald said, "Preparing a good lecture is 
very hard work... In preparing it, you learn a 
tremendous amount." 

The dean said lecturing takes students 
a step further away from the original learning 
process. 

"The students are taking notes on what is already 
notes on something else." Like successive audio recordings, 
he said, "With each copy, the fidelity begins to suffer." 

Such realizations have led toward a trend of using other 
teaching techniques in college classrooms. 

"I think there was a desire to put more of the learning back 
in the hands of the students, so that they became something 
more than an audience," MacDonald added, "so that students 
are actually doing something intellectuallv alive." 

With contemporary approaches, the dean said, professors 
are considering a central question: "Is the measure of the 




course what I have taught or what they have learned?" 

MacDonald stated that the various teaching styles at LVC 
stem not from any edict issued by his office, but from the 
creative ways professors have devised to help students learn. 

"So much of it is collaborative learning today. So much 
of it is group work." said Dr. Phylis Dryden, an associate 
professor of English. 

For example, during a course on advertising she assigns 
student groups advertisements from different periods, 
including the '60s or '70s, then asks them to look 
for trends. 

"It's called the community of learners 
now," Dryden explained, then added with a 
laugh, "Other students have said, 'She didn't 
teach a single lesson all semester.'" 

Dryden uses multiple modalities — visual, 
auditory and kinesthetic or tactile — to reach 
people who learn in different ways. 

Sometimes, Dryden uses costumes, including when 
she teaches about William Dean Howells' story "Editha." 
The story is about an overly sentimental woman who convinces 
her fiance to fight in the Spanish-American War, and then 
becomes a melodramatic mourner after he is killed. 

Dryden comes to class dressed in all black, down to a hat 
with a veil and a black hanky. She greets her students: "Hello, 
my name is Editha. You'll have to excuse me. I'm not feeling 
too well these days. My fiance was killed in the war..." 

Dryden said, "After this demonstration, they couldn't 
possibly go away thinking Howell was doing anything but 
ridiculing her, because I'm ridiculing her." 



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Botanist Dr. Susan Verhoek has found that one of the best ways to 
engage students is bring the natural world into class 

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"Some people think that what I do is gimmicky. There are 
times when it probablv is. There always is a purpose to it," 
Drvden said. "It's a way of talking to them about something 
that is really serious, but it sticks in their minds because of 
these outlandish costumes." 

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For many years in his management communica 
tions course. Dr. Leon Markowicz has video- 
taped students' speeches so they can review 
their performance afterward. 

"They come into class and see the camera, 
and they get all stirred up," said Markowicz, a 
professor of business administration. 

During the semester, students complete five 
presentations tannine; from two to 10 minutes. Some 
include question-and-answer sessions and involve computer- 
based presentations. Each is captured on video. 

"When they see themselves, they need very little commen- 
tary from either their colleagues or from me," Markowicz said. 
"A lot of students are very surprised at what they see: 'I didnt 
know I fidgeted here. I didn't know I pulled at mv necklace. 
I didn't realize I said so many urns.' The believing is in 
the seeing." 

After a speech, the student also receives a feedback sheet 
from each classmate listing strengths and suggestions for 
improvement. 

"If 10 or 12 of their peers tell them that their right knee is 
bending or 'It's distracting when you scratch your ear,' thev 
will believe the consensus statements.' Markowicz said. 'Every 
student improves. Some improve more than others. Everybody 
starts at a different place," Markowicz added. "What happens 
is the students take charge of their own speaking. They are in 
charge of how they're presenting themselves." 

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Botanist Dr. Susan Verhoek has found that one of the best 
ways to engage students is to bring the natural world into class 
— or to take students outside. Verhoek uses visual aids to 
demonstrate traits like convergence, when plants tend to look 
alike because of their environment. She'll bring along a cactus 
from LVC's greenhouse, as well as a milkweed, which looks 
similar. Students also do taste tests on plants such as the 
seaweed used to make sushi. 




Verhoek, a professor of biology, also teaches about differ- 
ent types of fruit, helping students to classify them as pome 
fruits such as apples and pears or stone fruits peaches and 
plums . "Once you've cut open a pineapple, then you must 
taste it," Verhoek said, adding that this lab can get mixed 
reactions. "Many of the students decide they don't 
really like avocadoes." 

Verhoek's classes also venture outside Garber 
Science Center to Mt. Gretna, where they 
identify different wildflowers, or to the 
adjacent state game lands to assess what trees 
make up that forest. During outings like these. 
L\'C students helped field-test a book Verhoek 
wrote on spring flowers. 

'The laboratories where they look at microscope slides 
are not as popular as the ones where they can go out and 
walk in the woods." Verhoek said, adding that students 
respond best to lessons "when they can actually see what it is 
they're trying to learn about, pick it up. turn it over. 


In another hands-on learning opportunity. Dr. Mary Pettice, 
assistant professor of English, teaches journalism and editing 
classes in one of the College's computer labs, where each 
student can work on a computer with access to the Internet. 

She said students perform the work of actual reporters 
during class. They learn the basics of a "news" event, and 
then turn around and write a story in the next half-hour. 
"They realize when thev go out tor internships or into the 
work world that they don't have a week to write a story," 
Pettice said. 

She said her own experience has shown that learning 
these skills is useful even tor people who don't plan to 
become journalists. "Being forced to write quickly in some 
situations has improved mv writing in all situations, she 
explained. 

Pettice said that in the lab she's able to give students 
immediate feedback while they're writing, suggesting that 
thev check spelling or rework an articles lead. 

"I'm able to catch things." Pettice said, adding that the 
computer classroom is helpful "partly because it mimics 
the newsroom and partly because 1 can get my hands in 
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In Introduction to Experimental Psychology, students — 
many of whom are not science majors — divide into groups to 
design and carry out an experiment. Some of them have 
explored when children develop gender identity, how listening 
to music affects memory and whether people are likely to con- 
form to group opinions. The teams develop a hypothesis and 
conduct research to test it. 

"Many times thev don't turn out the way students expect 
them to," said Dr. Deanna Dodson, assistant professor of 
psychology. "I really don't care how the experiment turns out. 
What I care about is that they learn the process of doing 
experiments." 

•Each group prepares a poster with an abstract summarizing 
the experiment, plus sections detailing the methods, graphically 
illustrating the data and the conclusions. Dr. Louis Laguna, 
assistant professor of psychology, also teaches a class using 
the same methods. 

At the end of the semester, the posters, along with those 
developed by students in Dr. Laguna's section of the course, 
are displayed in a hall in Garber Science Center, where other 
faculty can look at them and question the teams. The goal is to 
introduce non-science students to the practice of presenting 
research at a conference. 

"I'm sure they do presentations within the context of their 
major, but for most of them this is a very different format than 
they're used to," Dodson stated. She said the course is meant to 
help students better evaluate scientific claims they'll encounter 
every day as consumers. 

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Dr. Jeanne Hey, associate professor of economics, said 
that more than any style of teaching, "I think what 
probably matters the most is the relationship that I have with 
my students." 

"I know their names; I look them in the eye. They know I 
care; they know I'm there for them," said Hey, who at 67 has 
six children and 10 grandchildren of her own. 

"I can be one of the guys with them, or I can be their 
mother, their grandmother...whatever it takes. That's something 
I have with them because of my age and experience," she said. 

"It's my confidence that I understand young people and 



empathize with them, know when to be tough and when to give." 

Although Hey said she does use lectures, her classes are also 
flexible. She starts each session by asking a student to present 
information on a current event relating to business or the 
economy, which leads to discussion. "Some days we never get 
beyond what the student brought in," said Hey, who is also 
chairperson of the department of political science and economics. 

© © © 
In Tom Strohman's woodwinds class, future music teachers 
must learn instruments they may never have played before. 

"The instruments are put into their hands, and they're 
expected to play these things. They're actually mimicking what 
it is they're going to have to teach," said Strohman, assistant 
professor of music. "They're going to have the same struggles, 
trials and tribulations that beginning students will have." 

Strohman said he breaks the class into groups of three to 
five people, and has a student who is already familiar with the 
instrument help the others. "It also gives that particular student 
a chance to practice his or her teaching skills," he said. 

Strohman also teaches an orchestration class in which stu- 
dents learn how music is written. In addition to lectures and 
demonstrations by Strohman, it includes assignments for 
students: "Here's a melody. Here are six instruments. Arrange it 
for me," Strohman said. 

As a final project, students write a piece to be played by 
the class. Strohman said this forces students to arrange music 
specifically with the talent of the performers in mind, 
something they'll need to do as teachers. 

"There's a difference between how the Philadelphia 
Orchestra and Lickdale Elementary Orchestra will sound," said 
Strohman, a 1975 Lebanon Valley graduate. "The classroom is 
not the only way that teachers in the College teach." With the 
school's small size, he pointed out, students can bump into a 
professor in the quad and end up in a one-on-one educational 
discussion. That type of interaction allows benefits to flow 
both ways. 

"Many times I'll be watching a student do something, or 
hearing their response, or watching two students work with 
each other. I'll learn things," Strohman said. "We all learn 
from each other."© 



Stephen Trapnell '9D is a corporate communications 
THEVALLEY specialist for D&E Communications Inc., Ephrata, Pa. 



Laying the 

Groundwork 

for Success 

BY JOSIAH NOVACK '97 



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URING NEARLY" TWO 
DECADES, FIELD HOCKEY AND 
Kathy TlERNEY HAVE BECOME 

synonymous at lebanon 
Valley College. Both make 
lor a tradition of excellence, 
tlerney, in her 18th season as 
head field hockey coach, 
recently earned the 200th 
victory of her career, a 
remarkable accomplishment, 
considering lvc is the only 
place tlerney has headed a 
program. Even with a 62- 
percent WINNING RECORD, 
ALONG WITH AVERAGING 1 1 WINS 
A SEASON, WINNING DOESN'T 
KEEP HER PREOCCUPIED. 




"I don't think of success in that way," saysTierney, a 1979 graduate of SUNY 
Brockport. "Winning is a reflection of the players who played field hockev. 
Success for me is the kind of relationships I've developed and the impact on the 
players' lives." 

Tierney was a standout player, leading Brockport into the 1978 Association of 
Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) Championships, a 32-team national 
tournament featuring the best schools in the nation. 

After earning her bachelor's degree in physical education, she was an assistant 
field hockev coach at UMass Dartmouth and at Brown University before arriving 
at the Valley prior to the 1983 season. She notes. "Things that were important 
to me (back then) were developing a program and working with talented student- 
athletes, and we're still attracting them." 

The first waves of success started coming in 1988. when the Firing Dutchmen 
qualified for the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) plavoffs. LVC advanced to 
the championship and beat Elizabethtown College in a 1-0 thriller, marking the 
first time a women's team from the Valley had captured a MAC Championship. In 
another first, Lebanon Valley qualified for the National Collegiate Athletic 
Conference (NCAA) Division III Championships, advancing to the quarterfinals. 

Since then, LVC has made it to at least the MAC playoffs every year, though 
the next MAC title would wait until 1991. That team tied the school record of 
15 wins established bv the 1988 squad. In 1992. the Valley repeated as MAC 
Champions, the first sport in school history doin£ so, coupled with a second 
NCAA appearance. A third NCAA appearance followed in 1993, with the Valley 
using a penalty-stroke shootout victory in advancing to the quarterfinal round. 

Since 1995, the Valley has qualified for the NCAA Championships every year, 
a feat unmatched in school history. Does she concern herself about the \ alley 
capturing a national championship? "To be honored as one of the best teams in 
Division III is quite an accomplishment," remarks Tierney. "It's more about the 
journey." 

lust ask several LVC held hockey alumnae. 



PHOTOG R A P H Y BY | O 1 1 N 1 . ( O X SOLI 



Fall 2000 




FIELD HOCKEY COACH KATHY TIERNEY WITH SUE SARISKY '92 (LEFT) AND GLENDA SHETTER ARNOLD '88 ; RIGHT ' 



Glenda Shetter Arnold '88 

Sometimes, it's not where you start, but how you wind up. 
Arnold certainly learned that as a player. "I wanted to play 
forward," remembers Arnold, who played that position at 
Chambersburg H.S., "but (Tiernev) turned me into a mid- 
fielder, and I absolutely loved it and enjoyed it." 

Arnold earned eight letters at the Valley, four in field 
hockey, one in lacrosse and three in Softball, all with 
Tiernev as head coach. "She was new, and she was interest- 
ed in me, as a player, and also in my family," she notes. 

A two-year co-captain and MVP her junior and senior 
years, Arnold guided the Dutchmen to 1 1 wins in 1987, a 
record, and became the first All-Amencan selection in team 
history, alongside Bryna Vandergrift Leslie '89. "I'm a 
competitor. I was part of the developmental process," says 
Arnold, who as a senior earned the Kappa Lambda Nu 
Award, given to the outstanding female athlete. "I had a lot 
of great teammates." 

Upon earning her bachelor's degree in mathematics, 
Arnold worked several years in insurance sales before 
returning to the Valley and earning her secondary educa- 
tion certification in 1996. "I loved what I did," she points 
out, "but with teaching, I knew I could make a difference." 

After teaching for two years in the West Shore School 
District, she took time from the classroom for her 
family. Inducted into the LVC Athletics Hall of Fame last 
year, Arnold has a son and a daughter and lives in New 
Cumberland, and continues math tutoring. 



Sandra Charles '90, DO. 

Much like Arnold, Charles was a multi-sport athlete at 
the Vallev, earning four letters each in field hockey and 
Softball. However, most importantly, Charles found in 
Tierney a coach who knew more about the game, and a 
coach who cared about more than the game. 

Coming from West Snyder H.S., Charles had plaved 
on a team where the coach did not have prior playing 
experience or previous coaching experience in field hock- 
ey. As such, she relished the idea of Tierney practicing 
what she was preaching. "I guess I was actually 
impressed by her ability in stickwork," recalls Charles. 

Charles was also handling heavy coursework as a 
biology/premed major. Fortunately, she discovered in 
Tierney someone who appreciated student-athletes and 
understood their academic goals and needs. "With labs, 
I would come late to practice," she says, "and she was 
very understanding." 

A two-year starter at forward, Charles kept her game 
plan, heading to the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic 
Medicine and earning her DO. (doctor of osteopathy) 
degree in 1994. She runs a family practice in 
Selinsgrove, Pa. Charles has one daughter and welcomed 
a son this summer. 



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I WAS CONSTANTLY IN AWE 
OF HER. SHE WAS ALWAYS 
LOOKING AT HOW YOU 

MAKE THE MOST OF WHAT 
YOU HAVE GOING ON. 



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Susan Sarisky '92 ~^=~ 

When she was at the Valley, Sanskv planned on 
becoming a teacher. While she has staved in education, 
she's never quite left her roots. A Philadelphia native. 
Sanskv came to the Yallev not having experienced much 
competition. "Coming from the Catholic League, vou 
onlv go so far," admits Sariskv, a product of Bishop 
McDevitt H.S. 

"The caliber of plavers was a lot deeper. I'm sure I 
took note of that." remembers Sariskv. "It was still a lot 
of fun. I was proud of just being on a team." A four-year 
letterwmner and starter as a junior, Sariskv earned her 
bachelor's degree in psychology and staved around 
another semester for her social studies education 
certification. She then returned home, planning on 
heading into high school teaching. 

However, a funnv thing happened on the way: an 
opening in 1993 at L\'C for an admission counselor. "I 
was psvched," she savs. "That was exactly what I wanted 
to do." 

Sariskv served as an admission counselor until 1998, 
when she became student emplcnment coordinator. After 
earning her master's degree in education administration 
last year from Temple Universitv. she continued as 
emplovment coordinator and, this summer, she became 
assistant director of financial aid. 

So, what's working withTiernev really like? "I was 
constantlv in awe of her. She was alwavs looking at 
how vou make the most of what vou have going on," 
replies Sariskv, who has learned her lesson well. "It's a real 
privilege working with her. She's alwavs good for a laugh." 



Alyssa Mowrer Bradfield '95 
Onlv seven players in the history of LYC field hockev 
have twice earned Ail-American honors. Bradfield is 
among them, getting tabbed in 1993 and 1994 as a for- 
ward. "She Tiernev came across as being very confident." 
recalls Bradfield, coming out of Penn Manor H.S. to the 
Yallev. "She was just verv motivating and in touch." 

An excellent student as well as a top plaver, Bradfield 
earned MAC all-academic honors as a mathematics, 
secondarv education major. And. she remembers the 
drive to the MAC Championship in 1992 verv well. 
LYC was facing Messiah College, which had beaten the 
Dutchmen in the regular season. 

"After that game." remembers Bradfield about 
Tiernev, "she said. Tm going to take this game tape and 
figure out how to beat Messiah.' I knew she would come 
through. I think if vou give her a challenge, she'll take 
it." The team did also, earning a 1-0 shutout for the 
MAC Championship. "That was really unusual tor plav- 
mg Messiah, scoring early and holding them scoreless 
the rest of the way," she says. A four-year starter. 
Bradfield established a single-season scoring record, with 
25 goals in 1993. and co-captained the team as a senior. 

She taught at Cedar Cliff H.S. for four years and. 
during the first three, she coached the field hockev team, 
becoming the head coach her third season. After that, 
she focused on the classroom, eventually taking a teach- 
ing position at Elizabethtown H.S.. where she is in her 
second year. Bradfield lives in Mavtown, has one son, 
and is expecting a second child in February. 



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'OssLSSION. 



Casey Iezzi '98 

The list of AIl-Americans at LVC includes 20 players, 
who combined have earned 27 All-American honors. 
Iezzi is one of the many who stand out as a true 
example of a scholar-athlete. 

A native of Bainbridge, Iezzi was coming from 
Elizabethtown H.S. where she paced the team to the 
Lancaster-Lebanon League title as a senior, scoring the 
winning goal in the championship. Still, she knew she 
wasn't highly regarded as a player. 

"What impressed me was her willingness to find out 
what kind of player I was," notes Iezzi. "Kathy made me 
feel she was a dedicated and caring coach. Our talks also 
boosted my confidence as a hockey player." Iezzi went on 
to earn four letters in field hockey and one in track and 
field. 

That confidence was displayed especially in 1997. 
Coming from a school-record 1 6 wins and a trip to the 
Division III national semifinals at the College of New 
Jersey, LVC knew it was the team to beat. For the first 
14 encounters, no team could as the Valley assembled an 
undefeated streak of epic proportions, becoming the 
top-ranked team in the nation. 

However, Messiah defeated the Valley for the 
Commonwealth League championship, but that merely 
provided for a momentous MAC title rematch at 
Messiah in a driving rainstorm on turf. 



"Our team knew that we were expected to play out- 
side our comfort zone,' to challenge ourselves, to push 
beyond our limitations," remarks Iezzi, who scored 1 1 
goals that season at forward, "and we beat Messiah that 
day 4- 1 on their own field." 

Though LVC lost in the national semifinals of the 
NCAA Division III Championships, Iezzi was destined 
to reap further rewards. On April 23, 1998, she earned 
the highest honor a student-athlete can receive, becom- 
ing the first in LVC history to receive GTE Academic 
All-America honors. That year, she also became the 
school's second recipient of an NCAA Postgraduate 
Scholarship. Joda Glossner '95, also a former player of 
Tierney's, was the first recipient. 

Iezzi has continued as a trailblazer, taking her B.A. 
degree with an English major ^literature concentration) 
and heading to Northern Arizona University this fall 
for a master's degree in teaching English as a foreign 
language. There, she is receiving a full teaching assistant- 
ship. "Much of my ability to stand in front of a 
classroom with confidence and poise can be attributed 
to Tierney," points out Iezzi. "No matter what I thought 
of myself, she always had faith in me.'W 

josiah novack '97 is a sports correspondent 
for the Lebanon Daily News. 

Editor's Note — Coach Tierney and her student-athletes achieved victory 
#200 on September 21, 2000. On that day, the Valley, then ranked 
#1 in the country, defeated #16 Swarthmore College 3-0. 



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STORY BY STEPHEN TRAPNELL'90 PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN T. CONSOLI 



For Dr. Suzanne H. Arnold, Lebanon Valley College's new Heilman 
Center for physical therapy is a concrete expression of her commit- 
ment to two families. 




major supporter of 
the project, she decided 
to name the center in 
memory of her father, 
Howard E. Heilman, 
and her brother, Bruce 
E. Heilman. Suzanne Arnold's father 
was a contractor who built custom 
homes in Lebanon County. Her 
brother also worked in the business, 
specializing in woodworking and 
cabinet making. 

"They worked together, and they 
were a team," Suzanne Arnold said. 
"I dedicate this building in memory 
of their fine work." 




Fountain at the entrance 
of the Heilman Center 



The center includes a therapy pool, 
classrooms and an exercise room lined 
with huge windows overlooking 
neighboring farms. "I am excited to see 
the kids get an education in physical 
therapy." Suzanne Arnold said. An avid 
swimmer at the College's pool, she 
added. "I feel that this building will help 
people to be more physically fit." 

At the dedication of the Heilman 
Center during this year's Alumni Weekend, 
LVC President David Pollick said. "Suzie's 
generosity is the type of kindness that 
while she is giving she picks up the phone 
and calls and says. How can I give more?'" 



As an Annville resident. College supporter and frequent 
visitor to the campus, she has developed close ties to 
Lebanon Valley. 

"It's just like family to me. I know everyone. Everyone 
is so friendly," she said. "You can't walk past a student 
without them saving hi to you." 

Suzanne Arnold, who previously helped spearhead the 
effort to create the College's art gallety that bears her 
name, was also excited about the prospect of the physical 
therapy center. The building is home to the College's 
newest master's degree program. 

"I think it's wonderful that the College is expanding, 
and I think it's gorgeous," she said of the Heilman Center, 
which is adjacent to the Arnold Sports Center on the north 
side of the campus. "I spend a lot of time there. It's very 
relaxing and I enjoy it very much." 



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"It's been very rewarding to me," 
Suzanne Arnold said. "I see the students — their activities and 
interests. That's where my heart is." 

A longtime supporter of Lebanon Valley College, she 
serves on the Lead Gifts Committee for the upcoming cam- 
paign and the LVC facilities committee, and she is co-chair of 
the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery Advisory Council. She is 
active in many aspects of gallery programming including 
sponsorship solicitation, art acquisition and volunteer recruit- 
ment. Also co-chair of the Spring Fling Committee, she 
recently established the Suzanne H. Arnold Foundation, 
which is dedicated to benefiting youth who have an interest in 
the arts. The Foundation has already undertaken several proj- 
ects. A native of Lebanon County, Suzanne Arnold believes 
the expansion on the north side of campus will strengthen 
the College's ties to its neighbors. 

"There are already people coming to the sports center," 
she said. "I think we're going to have a lot more people in the 
community taking part, because it's so beautiful back there." 




Ed and Jeanne Arnold in the Heilman Center 



For Dr. Edward and Mrs. Jeanne Arnold, they believe that "If you are 
going to be a small school, you have to be a good school. . .This is just one 
sign of the tremendous strides that Lebanon Valley College has made." 



Two other friends of the Heilman Center who recognized its 
value to the community are Dr. Edward H. Arnold and his wife, 
Jeanne. "There is no question that there is a tremendous 
demand for therapists," said E. H. Arnold, who formerly served 
as chairman of the board of Lebanon's Good Samaritan 
Hospital. 

"There is a definite need for this skill. That was probably one 
of my biggest motivations." 

As central Pennsylvania's population ages, he said, 
more people will require the skills of physical therapists. 
E. H. Arnold pointed out that both Good Samaritan Hospital 
and Lancaster General Hospital supported the College's plans 
for the physical therapv major. 

The first class was admitted to the new master's degree track 
in the 1 999-2000 academic year, and as of this fall. 43 people 
are enrolled as pre-physical therapy students. 

"It's emphasizing that there is very strong interest from the 
students as well as a need in the market," E.H. Arnold said. "If 
you can grow in areas that arc themselves growing.. .students find 
good, quality employment.' 

Dr. Ron Scott, associate professor and chair of the 
physical therapv department, said, "This is a different kind of 
program in a sense." 

He pointed out that students in the five-and-a-half-year pro- 
gram will be grounded in the liberal arts before thev even start 
clinical studies. Coursework will include the socio-cultural 
aspects of rehabilitation. American Sign Language, Spanish and 
other curricula to help students serve diverse populations. 

E. H. Arnold is chairman and chief executive officer of 
Arnold Industries, Inc., a transportation and logistics business 
based in Lebanon. He is also vice chairman of the College's 
Board of Trustees and was previously honored for his support 



in the naming of the Arnold Sports Center on campus. 

Jeanne Donlevy Arnold is retired from her position as Senior 
Vice President of Patient Care Services at Good Samaritan 
Hospital. She now serves as a consultant to organizations and 
is an active volunteer in a number of Lebanon community 
agencies. She is also a member of the LVC Campaign 
Communications Advisory Committee. 

The Arnold family has been a long-time supporter of the 
College dating back to E. H. Arnolds father Henry. He is a 
former Trustee who was actively involved with Lebanon \ alley. 
The Colleges football stadium, Henrv and Gladys Arnold 
Field, is named in honor of E. H. Arnold s parents. 

"If you are going to be a small school, vou have to be 
a good school," Arnold said. "That to me is our biggest attrac- 
tion, that you can get involved in whatever you desire because 
the College is not that large and there are so many facilities. 

He mentioned this war's visit by the world-champion U.S. 
Women's Soccer I earn, which practiced at Lebanon Valley before 
a game in Hershev. "It is such a first-class facility now. you can 
attract events like that. Arnold commented. 

He said his involvement with the College has been 
valuable to him. as well as a benefit for the school. 

"In the last 20 years, we have had very dynamic 
presidents," Arnold said. "To me. its a learning experience. 
The styles of the presidents are extremely different, yet 
it prows that there are different ways to accomplish things. 

As he and Jeanne watched the Heilman tenter take 
shape and its physical therapy program become a realm", they 
realized that this newest addition to the campus fits into the 
school's ongoing development. 

E.H. Arnold said. "This is just one sign of the tremendous 
strides that Lebanon Villev College has made. 

Fall 2000 13 



World Class Soccer 
Comes to the Valley 



BY CORY W. THORNTON '99 




Ben Olsen, U.S. Men's National Team Mia Hamm, U.S. Women's National Team Mark Pulisic, LVC Head Coach 



w 



hen you think about wotld-class soccer, 
you might not think Lebanon Valley 
College. But maybe you should. 



For starters, the men's and women's head 
soccer coach, Mark Pulisic, is a former star for the professional 
indoor soccer team, the Harrisburg Heat. Add to that an 
award-winning soccer stadium and a couple of National and 
Olympic teams and LVC is in the thick of what's happening 
in United States soccer. 

Last April, LVC allowed the United States Under-23 
Men's Olympic Team to use its state-of-the-art facilities. 
Two months later the United States Women's National 
Team also made use of the field, as well as the new Heilman 
Center, to prepare for the inaugural Women's Gold Cup 



Tournament, which was held at Hersheypark Stadium. 

"It gives the school a lot of credibility," said Pulisic. 
"There is a commitment to the facilities like no other school 
around, and it's a good situation for all. The rewards of first- 
class events and high-quality teams are coming very quickly." 

So, whether or not it's national star Michelle Akers using 
the fitness room of the Heilman Center or Olympic gold 
hopefuls booting the ball around the pitch, LVC looks to con- 
tinue its interaction with the more worldly side of athletics. 

"It's great for the students," said Pulisic. "To watch such 
high-quality soccer in their very own stadium, and to be able 
to tell their friends and family about it, it's really exciting." 

Editor's Note: Both LVC teams qualified for the playoff for the 
first time in their respective histories. 



Cory W. Thornton '99 is a freelance writer and an assistant sports information director at Gettysburg College. While 
a student at LVC, he lettered in men's soccer for four years under Coach Pulisic. 



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ALUMNI PROFILE 



New Position, New Perspective 



BY SHANNA ADLER 



Record enrollment! Largest class 
in the history of the College! 
Retention rate at an all-time 
high! These accolades have reverberat- 
ed in LVC's hallowed halls throughout 
the last decade as the College has 
experienced unprecedented growth. 
The Alumni Programs Office is familiar 
with this expansion. 

In the last 10 years, LVC has graduated 

more than 2,700 alumni, nearly 1,000 

more than in the 1980s. These "recent 

graduates" now comprise 25 percent of 

the current alumni base. And like the alumni who have gone before 

them, they have distinct needs and expectations of their alma mater 

and the services it provides. 




Until recently, the alumni office, headed by director Ann Hess 
Myers with support from Marilyn Boeshore, has handled these 
needs and expectations. This summer, the College added an 
assistant director position. Deborah Bullock Wescott '95 joined 
the staff in July and will oversee recent graduate and senior 
class programming and work with the Career Connections, Alumni 
Ambassador and Student Alumni programs among other projects. 

Wescott brings an alumna perspective, as well as a family histo- 
ry, to the office. A 1995 graduate with a bachelor's degree in 
American studies and a minor in music, she hails from Salem, 
N.J., and a long line of LVC graduates — her mother, Patricia 
Davis Bullock '62; aunt, Hazel A. Davis '57; sister, Mary Bullock 
Neyer '97; father-in-law, Jamie G. Wescott '65; and brother-in- 
law, Dan Neyer '95, all graduated from the Valley. 

She also met her husband, Jonathan D. Wescott '93, a fellow his- 
tory major, while at the Valley. They married in 1996. Recent 
restructuring of the Student Services division at LVC brought the 
couple back to central Pennsylvania where Jon has assumed the 
job of director of residential life. 

It seems Debbie has a knack for being at the right place at the 
right time. "This position came along at just the right time 
for me. I was looking for a change. ..and this position seemed a 
logical step in my career — and further proof that my liberal arts 
education prepared me for a variety of work experiences. But 
more importantly, this job gives me the chance to give some- 
thing back to the place that has been such a large part of my life." 

Myers anticipates she'll shape the position, as well. "Much of what 
Debbie is doing hasn't been done before, so there is a great deal of 
room for her to develop an innovative program." In fact, she's 
already begun doing so. 



With complete responsibility for recent 
graduate programs, Wescott plans to 
invigorate young alumni by designing 
programs and opportunities that will 
keep them "active, informed and satis- 
fied." A tall order for some, but one 
Wescott understands, being a recent 
graduate herself. "Alumni who have 
graduated in the last 10 years expect 
different types of events, different 
modes of communication than alumni 
who graduated 30 years ago." 
Jon -93 and Deborah '95 Wescott in front of Millet Chapel Wescon p | ans t0 address those expec . 

tations by working closely with the Recent Graduate Adviser/ 
Committee, a group comprised of alumni representing each of the 
last 10 graduating classes. Furthermore, she will encourage atten- 
dance at zero-, five- and 10-year reunions by holding them at 
Homecoming rather than Alumni Weekend. 

Before she holds her first alumni event, Debbie will begin work with 
another constituency — the Class of 2001. "This is a completely new 
outreach for our office," explains Myers. "We want to engage the 
senior class early by offering programs and opportunities which will 
help to prepare them for the 'real world' and educate them about 
their post-graduation commitments to LVC at the same time." 

A true believer that commitment is built through consistent pro- 
gram offerings, Wescott plans to establish events that will become 
traditions for the senior class. A "Senior Moment" in the fall and a 
"Senior Send Off" in the spring, an Alumni Networking Session and 
a Career Connections Seminar are just some of the events she has 
already planned. As senior class adviser, she will work closely with 
the class officers to make seniors aware of alumni office programs 
available to them, including reunion planning assistance. "I plan to 
encourage them to organize their reunion now. I maintain that if 
they get involved now, they will better understand their role as 
alumni once they graduate. It all comes down to a simple phenom- 
enon: active undergraduates lead to active alumni," adds Wescott. 

In her free time, Wescott will don the hat of "Web Liaison" for the 
alumni office and work closely with Webmaster Kristy Floyd to 
develop a user-friendly alumni link, providing yet another resource 
for alumni of all ages. "It is just another opportunity for us to reach 
out to a large number of alumni," offers Myers. "I will be spending 
more time out of the office, but I plan to use that as an opportunity 
to meet with more alumni and to take our alumni program efforts 
beyond the campus." It is clear that with the addition of Debbie 
Wescott the alumni office looks forward to expanding its efforts and 
better addressing the needs of all its alumni. 



SHANNA ADLER IS AN LVC DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE AND FORMER ALUMNI DIRECTOR. 



Fall 2000 1 5 



^ CLASS NEWS&NOTES^ 



FRIENDS OF LVC 

NEWS 



Dr. Kerrie Lag una and Dr. Louis B. 

LaGUNA, assistant professors of psychology, 
welcomed a daughter, Marcella Margarete, on 
June T 7 , 2000. 

DEATHS 



C. Paul Brubaker Jr., August 5, 2000, in 
York, Pa., at the age of 69. Paul was the 
director of planned giving at LVC for over 10 
years, retiring in January 2000. 

PRE -30s 

DEATHS 



KATHRYN V. BORK '29 on March 27, 1999. 
C. Donald Eberly '29 on January 26, 1 999, 
in Dallastown, Pa., at the age of 91. 

'30s 

•NEWS 



On May 4, 2000, Elizabeth Bender Ulrich 
'38 celebrated het 84th birthday. 

DEAT HS 

Pauline Schaeffer Matter '30 on June 7, 
2000, in Millersburg, Pa., at the age of 93. A 
Sunday school teacher for 72 years, Pauline was 
a retired teacher and librarian for the Halifax 
(Pa.) School District. 

Lloyd M. Weber '30 on May 31 , 2000. 

John D. Hughes '32 on December 9, 1998, 
in Danville, Pa. 

Dr. Mae I. Fauth '33 on May 26, 2000, in La 
Plata, Md., at the age of 86. Mae spent close to 
40 years with the U.S. Navy making significant 
contributions to environmental chemistry and 
analytical propellant chemistry and holds a 
patent for the "Process for Continuous Analysis 
of Nitroglycerin and Related Nitrate Esters." In 
1983, she was pan of an international team 
that conducted environmental protection 
training in the People's Republic of China. In 
1995, the Naw awarded Mae its Meritorious 



Civilian Service Award for exemplar)' service. 
She retired on April 14, 1995, at 82 years of 
age. A renowned world traveler, Mae visited 
over 230 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, the 
South Pacific and the South Atlantic, and made 
two trips to Antarctica. She could read and 
write Russian, Spanish, French and German, 
and took a course in Swahili. 

Dr. J. Henry Ricker '35 on August 3 1 , 1 999. 

Samuel S. Harnish '36. 

Paul T. ULRICH '38 on February 4, 2000, in 
Houston where he was committed to 
improving conditions for the elderly. He was 
active in many agencies including representing 
the Houston area for the Texas Department of 
Aging. Paul was the husband of Elizabeth 
Bender Ulrich '38 and the son-in-law of 
the late ANDREW BENDER '06, former head 
of chemistry at LVC, and the late RUTH ENGLE 
BENDER '15, former head of the conservatory 
at LVC. 

'40s 

NEWS 

Encouraging the support of high school 
students who study science, STEVEN J. KUBISEN 
'42 gave a 55,000 scholarship to the top 
graduating science student at his high school 
alma matet in the North Schuylkill School 
District in Fountain Springs, Pa. 

An interim pastor tor various denominations 
in the Ohio area for the past 10 years, the 
Rev. Dale R. Beittel '45 retired in June 
2000. His wife, Barbara Kolb Beittel '47, 
performs piano accompaniment for graduate 
solo recitals for students at West Virginia and 
Ohio State Universities. Dale and Barbara live 
in Marietta, Ohio. 

Kathryn Albert Heckard '47 received an 

Outstanding Woman Award from the Lebanon 
Valley Branch of the American Association of 
University Women in February 2000. 



DEATHS 



Jane Eby Bowman '40 in March 1999. 

Mary Touchstone Hale '40 on 
March 30, 2000. 

John V. Moller '40 on May 24, 2000. 

Freeman D. Rice '40 on March 20, 2000. 

Thelma Trupe Bieber '4 1 on 
February 5, 2000. 

Raymond C. Hess 41 on July 5, 2000, in 
Lancaster Pa., at 80 years of age. Raymond 
was a retired research chemist from the 
Union Carbide Corporation and held 
patents on a number of products including 
plastic sheeting and vinyl siding. He was 
instrumental in the flammability studies 
to improve the safety of fabrics and plastic 
products used in the home. Before his 
40-year career with Union Carbide, Raymond 
served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. 

Frances Prutzman Kauffman 41 on 
February 13, 2000. Frances was the mother 
of Lydia Kauffman Schnetzka 72. 

Carolyn Kissinger Powers '42 on 
March 24, 1 999, in Scranton, Pa. 

Mary Wieland Lutz '46 on 
February 12,2000. 

Dr. Michael K Kurilla '48 on 
March 20, 2000. 

Dr. John A. FlDLER'49 on February 20, 2000, 
in Lebanon, Pa. An armv vetetan of World War 
II, John was 81 years old. 

Rosalie Monahan Dubs '49 on 
February 24, 2000. Rosalie was the widow 
of Joseph C. Dubs '49. 

John David Stine '49 on April 13, 2000, 
in Reading, Pa. John was the brother of 
C. Richard Stine '48 and Jeanne Stine 
DeLong'51. 




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CLASS NEWS C NOTES 



'50s 

NEWS 

Lov C. AwKERMAN, V.M.D., '50 was named 
1999 Veterinarian of the Year by the 
Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association 
for "his outstanding contributions to the 
public relations of the veterinary profession 
through his publications. 

Performing an evening or "Nostalgia," the 
Lebanon (Pa.) Community Band under the 
direction of CHARLES H. KREIS '50 presented 
a "Salute to John Philip Sousa — The March 
King (1854-1932)" on April 7. 2000, in the 
auditorium of the Lebanon Campus of 
Harrisburg Area Community College. 

Ethel-Mae Beam Mark '50 celebrated her 
82nd birthday on May 4, 2000. 

The War Vetetans Council of Greater 
Harrisburg recently honored FLOYD M. 
Batlirin '51 for his 50 years of service to the 
organization. Flovd has held various positions 
in the council throughout his membership, 
including president and judge advocate. 

JOHN C. Hoak, M.D.,'5 1 received the 2000 
Special Recognition Award from the Council 
of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular 
Biology (ATVB). The award is presented 
annually to members of the council who have 
made significant contributions to the field of 
arteriosclerosis, thrombosis and vascular 
biology and the ATVB. 

Richard L. Kline '5 1 recently received the 
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association 
(PMEA) District 7 Distinguished Service 
Award and the New Era (Lancaster, Pa.) Red 
Rose Award "for his many years of exemplary 
service as a music educator." Richard is married 
to Barbara Metzger Kline '51. 

The Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical 
Association tecentlv bestowed its highest 
honor, the 2000 Distinguished Service Award, 
upon Robert L. Meals, D.O., '51 of 
Philadelphia, Pa. Robert is currendv the 
academic chair of undergraduate radiology 
at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic 
Medicine. 

After living in New Jersey for 45 years, 
John E. Giachero '52 and his wife, Eleanor, 
moved back to Pennsylvania and are now living 
in Blandon. 

JOSEF G. PARKER '52 retired after 42 years as a 
teacher. Josef taught English, history, work 
programs, agriculture and chorus throughout 
his teaching career. 




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Warren L. Early, M.D., '53 moved to 
Melbourne, Fla.. where he plans to perform 
consulting radiology services. 

Recently THOMAS H. ISRAEL '53 had the 
opportunity to spend time touring Thailand 
and Hong Kong. 

America's Discovery: Foreknowledge in 

Medieval European Maps is the new book by 
James R. ENTERLINE '54 to be published by- 
Johns Hopkins University Press. James 
recenth presented ,1 paper. \ New View of 
the Vineland Map," at the annual meeting of 
the Society for the History of Discoveries. 

At the 92nd Annual Clinical Assembly of 
the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical 
Association (POMA), held May 3-6, 2000, 
Lenwood B. Wert, D.O., '55 was elected 
to a fourth term as vice speaker of the House 
of Delegates. A trustee of POMA, Lenwood 
is board certified in family practice. 

Joan Eckenroad Kirk '56 is serving as 

interim organist and choir director at the First 
Presbyterian Church in Willow Grove, Pa. 

Emma Elizabeth Herr '57 plays clarinet in 

the Bainbridge Band and the Concert Band 
of Lancaster, Pa., and the Sylvan Wind Trio. 
Emma is currently serving her fourth year 
as president of the Musical Art Society of 
Lancaster. 

Roberta McBride Peightei '58 is the 
customet service manager for Science Based 
Health in Carson City, Nev. 



After teaching biology for 40 years at Passaic 
Valley High School in Little Falls, N.J., 
D. NEIL Aharrah '59 has retired. In 1997, he 
received the New Jersey Governor's Teacher of 
the Year Award. This year he was inducted into 
the New Jersey Football Coaches' Association 
Assistant Coaches' Hall of Fame. 




Flying Dutchmen logo from 1954 



DEATHS 



Ralph S. Espensrade '50. 

Elliott V. Nagle '50 on March IS, 2000. 
in Aiken. S.C. 

Dr. George D. Charles '51 on January 4. 
2000. 

The Rey. Bernard L. Keckler '51 on 
February 1 1 , 2000. 

KERMIT F. KlEHNER 'SI on March 11, 2000. 

Roberta. Brandt "53 on July 5, 1999. 

Louise Cody Karapaxdza '56. 

Dr. Helen Graham Gili '59 on 
February 4. 2000. 

Fall 2000 1" 



CLASS NEWS & NOTES 



'60s 




NEWS 

The new director of both the male chorus and 
the youth orchestra at Bethlehem United 
Church of Christ in Dallastown, Pa., is 
RONALD L. DlETZ '60. He appeared recently as 
the tenor soloist with the Jubilate! Chorale in 
Camp Hill and the Eichelberger Chorale in 
Hanover. Ronald also serves as president ot the 
board for the Jubilate! singers. 

In May 2000, the congregation of Reformation 
Lutheran Church, Reiffton, Pa., honored 
Karl F. SCHMIDT '60 for serving 50 years 
as church organist. 

CaROLEE GREEN WEIDNER '60 has retired from 
the Clay County School District in Florida 
after teaching music for 38 years. 

The Society for Historical Archeology recently 
presented their Award of Merit to MARTHA 
RUDNICKI WILLIAMS '60 for her public- 
education work in archeology. Martha has also 
contributed her expertise in The Archeology 
Education Handbook, released in March 2000 
by Altamira Press. 

John C. Britcher, Ph.D., '61 is clinical 
director of Community Counseling Centers of 
southern South Korea for the U.S. military. 

SHEILA Taynton Slik '61 is a field counselor 
tor Benova Corporation, an educational and 
enrollment company that provides services to 
Medicaid recipients. Sheila's territory covers 1 1 
counties in Florida. 

Harry W Vanderbach '6 1 is the human 
resources manager tor Certain-Teed Products 
Corporation in Williamsport, Md. 

Marjorie Miller Apple '62 is a music 
teacher in the East Amwell School District in 
Ringoes, N.J. 

The 1999-2000 Drama Desk Award for the 
"Oustanding Featured Actress in a Play" was 
given to MaryLouise Lamke Burke '62 for 
her performance in Fuddy Meers. Performances 
of the play began at the Manhattan Theatre 
Club and went on to a commercial run Off- 
Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre. 



Michael W Chabitnoy '63 retired after 
teaching music in the Lebanon (Pa.) School 
District for 35 years. 

President-elect of the Harrisburg Symphony 
Society, Shirley Huber Miller '63 serves on 
the education committee, which focuses on the 
orchestra for young people. The society is a 
volunteer group associated with rhe Harrisburg 
(Pa.) Symphony. 

Patricia Balsbaugh Burrows '64 and her 
husband, Tom, own Grantville (Pa.) Antiques. 

Dr. Edgar W Conrad '64, a studies in 

religion professor at the University of 
Queensland, Australia, will spend his 2001 
sabbatical at the University of Edinburgh 
where he was elected a visiting research fellow 
by the Institute of Advanced Studies in the 
Humanities. His wife, Dr. Linda Slonaker 
Conrad '64, will also spend her 2001 
sabbatical at the Univetsity of Edinburgh as a 
visiting fellow on the faculty of higher and 
further education. She is the acting director of 
the Griffith Institute ot Higher Education at 
Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. 

Look for Kenward C. Lee '64 in the film, 
The Replacements. Kenward has a principal role 
in the movie that stars Gene Hackman and 
Keanu Reeves. 

In April 2000, The White River Valley Players 
in Rochester, Vt., performed Second Chance, 
a musical composed by DOROTHY HUDSON 
ROBSON '65. 

The Teresa Cohen Mathematics Service Award 
was presented to Richard N. Barshinger, 
Ph.D., '66 during a recent ceremony at the 
University Park campus of the Pennsylvania 
State University. Richard is a professor of 
mathematics at Penn State's Scranton campus. 
The award recognizes leadership and service to 
undergraduate students and to the 
mathematics department at the university. 

Carol Warfield Tallman '66 retired last 
year from the Pennsylvania Historical and 
Museum Commission Library at the State 
Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg. 

The Atlanta journal Constitution selected 
first-grade teacher CAROL WOOLLEY TESTA '66 
to their Teachers' Honor Roll. Carol teaches 
at Timber Ridge Elementary School in 
Marietta, Ga. 



An evaluator of home school education 
programs, BONNIE Hood Witmer '66 also 
gives private piano lessons. 

The Rev. Donald B. Kitchell '67 
celebrated his 10th pastoral anniversary with a 
service on May 19, 2000, at Life Tabernacle 
Oneness Pentecostal Church in Gilmer, Texas. 
He is also an assistant band director for the 
Gladewater School District, where both the 
middle and high school bands won top awards 
this past year. 

Marilyn Gulley Wagner '67 teaches 
advanced placement statistics at Suffern 
(N.Y.) High School. Marilyn also acts as an 
adviser to students doing independent 
scientific research. 

The Rev. Dr. Gretchen Long Woods '67 

is the parish minister for the Univetsalist 
Fellowship of Corvallis, Ore. 

KAREN KliCK Geary '68 is the head teacher 
at Governor Wolf Elementary School in 
Bethlehem, Pa. 

Dr. James R. Newcomer '68 is the new 
assistant superintendent of the Quakertown 
Community School District in Bucks 
County, Pa. 

RUTH LONG Rice '68 is a music teacher in 
the Niskayuna (N.Y.) Central School District. 

Jerry P. Slonaker '68 is senior assistant 

attorney general for the state of Virginia. 

A pastor of Buttzville United Methodist 
Church, the Rev. Grant T. Nicholls '69 
is a doctor of ministry candidate at Drew 
Theological Seminary in Madison, N.J. 

DEATHS 

James T. Reilly, ESQ., '61 on April 23, 2000, 
in Boston, at the age of 62. The husband of 
Diana Leedy Reilly '91, Jim was a partnet 
at Reilly, Wolfson, Sheffey, Schrum and 
Lundberg in Lebanon, Pa. He was the solicitor 
for the City of Lebanon and chair of the 
Lebanon Valley Economic Developmew 
Corporation. An active member of the _ 
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Jim was recendy 
elected treasurer of the Central Pennsylvania 
Division of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers 
Association. 




Gloria Kistler Wagner '62 on December 
29, 1999. 



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MBA PROFILE 



LOIS T. NESTOR '68 on February 9, 2000, in 
Portland, Ore., at the age of 53. A former 
teacher and professional businesswoman, she 
founded Ports of Call, an Asian fine arts 
importing company in 1998. Lois was a 
volunteer with the Domestic Violence Center 
of Howard County, Pa., and a strong supporter 
of women's rights. 

Susan Sheckart Stanson Cerceo '69 on 
June 4, 2000, in York, Pa. Susan was the 
mother of KATHRYN Stanson Martin '92 and 
Amy Stanson Bucks '93, and the daughter of 
Edna Rutherford Sheckhart '41. 






70s 

NEWS 












LARRY A. BOWMAN 70 is the president and 
CEO of the Cayuga County Chamber of 
Commerce in Auburn, N.Y. 

ROLANDA HOFMANN DlVELBISS 70 is the 
co-owner of Cumberland Valley (Pa.) 
Education Center, Inc., an alternative school 
for students seeking a high school diploma. 

JENSEN H. GROFF Jr. 70 is a research chemist 
with the National Institute tor Occupational 
Safety and Health in Cincinnati. 

On June 26, 2000, Lloyd R. Helt Jr. 70 
celebrated his 25th anniversary as a lawyer and 
member of the Maryland Bar Association. 

Retired teacher CAROL HOEFLICH McCall 70 
performs volunteer work at the retirement 
home where her fathet lives near Harrisburg, Pa. 

The Rev. Margaret Rasmussen Olson 70 is 
the pastor at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 
in Philadelphia. 

Eugene K. Shaffer '70 was a 1999 inductee 
into the LVC Athletic Hall of Fame. 

As executive director of Alliance International, 
Gregory M. Thomas ' 7 consolidates 

purchases from home improvement retailers in 
the United States, Canada and France tor this 
international buying group. 

Barbara Asplund Burgess 71 is a special 

[education teacher for the Resource Room in 
Mountainside, NJ. 
Kathleen Wilke Edwards 71 is a science 
laboratory teacher at Hebrew Academy in 
Rockville, Md. 

% Its sti/x/e/its . 



MARKETING WITH A TWIST 

BY HEATHER ROBINO 




The next time you're walking through the mall and you just can't pass up an 
Auntie Anne's soft pretzel, think of Judy Shaffer M'00. At only 26, Shaffer 
has parlayed a lifelong interest in marketing and her recent LVC MBA 
degree into a very successful career promoting one of America's favorite snacks. 
"I'm a marketer through and through," says Shaffer. "I actually live to analyze the 
commercials onTV rather than watch the shows." 

As marketing manager for Auntie Anne's Inc. of Gap, Pa., Shaffer oversees the 
planning and execution of national marketing efforts for more than 650 Auntie 
Anne's stores, which tallied $186 million in system-wide sales in 1999. Her staff 
supports franchise owners in various ways, from providing in-store promotional 
materials to helping them sponsor local little league baseball teams. One of her 
company's most popular promotions is their "History of the Pretzel" program, 
where school children learn first-hand how Auntie Anne's pretzels are made by 
rolling the dough themselves in their classrooms. 

"I absolutely love my job," Shaffer states. "It's fun to promote pretzels every day — 
they're delicious, they make people smile and they're an easy sell." 

Before pursuing an MBA, Shaffer worked as the first assistant director of market- 
ing for West Chester University at a time when, she says, colleges were just start- 
ing to realize they needed to promote themselves differently. After 18 months in 
the world of academic marketing, she took a job with Auntie Anne's in 1997. Now 
living in Lancaster, Shaffer found Lebanon Valley's MBA program attractive 
because it offered her a comprehensive curriculum while affording her the con- 
venience of taking classes at Franklin & Marshall College. 

"Getting my MBA was something I always knew I'd do, and it has really helped me 
to broaden my perspective on life and work. In fact, I think the learning that took 
place beyond the classroom — interacting and networking with my classmates — 
was just as valuable, if not more so, than the academics," she says. "I feel accom- 
plished [in my job], but I know I have a long way to go. My MBA is going to make 
whatever I do in the future a smoother ride." 

Heather Robino is a Downingtown-based freelance writer. 



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CLASS NEWS & NOTES 



Lydia Kauffman Schnetzka 72 is the 
director of special education in the Dallastown 
(Pa.) Area School District. 

Allison C. Smith 72 is teaching general 
music at both the junior and senior high 
schools in the Boyertown (Pa.) School District. 

DEBRA KlRCHHOF-GLAZIER 73 received the 
1999 Beachley Award for Distinguished 
Academic Service from Juniata College, 
Huntington, Pa. 

Senior high school students honoted at the 
Lebanon (Pa.) Valley Chamber of Commerce's 
Excellence in Education Recognition Banquet 
in turn honored the educators who inspired 
them the most throughout their years of 
schooling. "Mr. Walmer has always taken great 
interest in his students, not only as students, 
but as people. And he believes in all of us," 
explained Laura Stratton on her reason why 
she chose GALEN M. Walmer 73, band 
director at Northern Lebanon High School in 
Fredericksburg, Pa., as her mentor. 

In April 2000, Robert E. Harbaugh, M.D., 
74 was appointed to the board of directors of 
the American Association of Neurological 
Surgeons. 

Ruth Schantz Bolton 75 and her husband, 
Mark, are proud to announce the adoption of 
6-year-old Michael, welcoming him to theit 
family on March 29, 2000. 

Paula A. Clarke 75 and James P. Bewley 
were married on April 17, 2000. 

Roberta Sheriff Pennington 75 and her 
husband, Scott, celebrated their 25th wedding 
anniversary in August. Bobbe is a fifth-grade 
teacher in the Burlington, Vt., public schools 
and teaches a fourth-grade Sunday school class 
at Essex Alliance Chutch. 

A vocal music and strings instructor for the 
Souderton (Pa.) Area School District, 
Priscilla Lamparter Landis 76 is a soprano 
soloist at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Telford. 

A member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, 
ELYSE E. ROGERS 76 is the asset preservation 
and taxation practice coordinator at the law 
firm of Mette, Evans &£ Woodside in 
Hatrisburg. 

The Washington State Chiropractic 

Association (WSCA) awatded 

Dr. Kenneth B. Shotwell 76 their 

Distinguished Service Award for his dedicat- 
ed service, leadership and contribution to 



the chiropractic profession. The 1000- 
member WCSA presented the award to 
Dt. Shotwell at theit annual conference held 
in Bellevue, Wash., on February 26, 2000. 

Retired from the printing industry, 
Ellen Gottlieb Snader 76 is now a 
buyer for Doneckers in Ephrata, Pa. 

As part of the United States Army Reserves, 
SFC Kim R. Kegerise 77 is a member of the 
307th Army Band commanded by Mark 
Enge 74. Kim is also part of the full-time 
civilian support staff for the 307th. 

Lynne Posey Poet 77 is the ditectot of 
Summit Health at the Chambetsburg (Pa.) 
Hospital. 

Robert L. Snow 77 is the director of clinical 
services for HealthSouth Rehabilitation 
Hospital in Oklahoma City. 

Hannah M. Belser 78 was honored to be 
among the 12 state finalists tot the 2000 
Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year Award. 

Brenda Hawkins Geist 78 was appointed to 

[lie newh i reated position oi business sen ice 
representative in the New Jersey Department of 
Labor In het position, Btenda will serve as a 
liaison between the Department of Labor and 
the business community. 

Chair of the international Edelman Ptize 
Committee for Excellence in the practice of 
management science, RUSSELL P. I_ABE 78 was 
promoted to lead the Metrill Lynch 
Management Science Group in Princeton, N.J. 

Promoted to tegional manager for managed 
care with Whitehall-Robins Healthcare, 

Joan Belas Warner 78 works with plans 
throughout New Yotk, New Jetsey, 
Pennsylvania and Delaware to develop disease 
prevention and self-care programs for members 
of the participating managed-care 
organizations. 

Meredith Young, N.D., 78 is a doctor of 

naturopathy in Shanewood, Wis. 

Deborah MargolfJenks 79 is the organist 

at the First Presbyterian Church in Northpott, 
Long Island, N.Y. Deborah is married to 
TIMOTHY A. JENKS 77, the music department 
chair and string/orchestral teachet in the Cold 
Spring Harbor School District in New York. 

Kathleen Karapandza Jensen 79 is an 

accounting assistant for Byerly Inc., an 
insurance company in Lemoyne, Pa. 




Tina STONE 79 and Ronald Pence were 
married on February 12, 2000. Tina is a 
residential nurse at Willow Valley Manor in 
Lancaster, Pa. 

DEATHS 

John J. Cooper 77 on December 30, 1999 

Jon Chester Snedeker 79 on August 14, 
1999. 



'80s 



NEWS 




A singer of commercial jingles, PATRICIA A. 
McGregor '80 is a voice-over announcer 
for Media One Broadcast in Massachusetts. 
Patticia is also wtiting a novel. 

ANNE Opfer Quirin '80 is campus manager 
for Western International University in Fort 
Huachuca, Ariz. 

LORJ KREMSER Uber '80 is a mortgage broker 
for Advantage Home Loans in Arroyo Grande, 
Calif. 

Psychologist Dr. Steven L. Van Wagoner 

'80 has full-time practices in Washington, 
D.C, and Bethesda, Md. He is also an adjunct 
faculty membet at Georgetown University, the 
Geotge Washington University and the 
University of Maryland. 

Richard W. Burke Jr. '8 1 is the senior vice 

president of corporate services for the 
Commerce Bank in Camp Hill, Pa. 

Marcy J. DOUGLASS '81 is an elementary 
guidance counselot for Rice Elementary School 
in the South Middleton School District, 
Boiling Springs, Pa. 

KaRIE KYRISS DUKE '81 and her husband, 
Timothy, welcomed a son, Christopher, on 
April 15, 1999. 

James G. Glasgow Jr. '81 is senior vice 
president of Paine Webbet Real Estate 
Securities, Inc., in New Yotk City. 

ALLEN E. Gunkle '81 is a computer systems 
analyst for the Pennsylvania Department of 
Banking in Harrisburg. 

FRANK A. Ruggieri '81 is national account 
manager for Sensormatic Electronics 
Corporation in Boca Raton, Fla. 

Karen Friedrich Turner '81 is a technical 
suppott tepresentative for Computer Associates 
International, Inc., in Islandia, N.Y. 



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Eva Greenawalt Bering '82 is vice 
president or clinical services at Landis 
Homes Retirement Community in Lirirz, Pa. 
Eva is in charge of health care, assisted 
living, residential services, dementia-care 
activities, social services and adult day 
services. 

Christopher M. McArdle '83 is vice 
president of Surface Treatment Technology, 
Inc., in Connecticut. 

GE Financial Assurance, Trevose, Pa., 
actuary ScOTT T. INNERS '83 and Portland, 
Ore., native Tara Benson were married on 
April 15, 2000, in Kapalua. Maui. Scott 
and Tara honeymooned in the Hawaiian 
Islands and now reside in Holland, Pa. 

The Rev. Melanie Jones '83, chair of 
Christian United for Reconciliation and 
Equity, a multicultural coalition tor social 
justice, recently returned from a tour of 
the Holy Land. 

Employed tor eleven years by New World 
Pasta in Lebanon, Pa., GREGORY A. WEABER 
'83 was recently promoted to human 
resource/saferv manager. 

CARMEN S. AMETRANO '84 is the comptroller 
for the Pittsburgh Steelers professional 
football club. 

Albert L. Gower '84 is production 
planning control manager for General 
Foam Corporation in West Hazleton, Pa. 

Dr. Lori B. Wagner '84, the coordinator 
of professional-development programs at 
Immaculata College in East Whiteland, Pa., 
is pursuing a doctoral degree in Germanic 
languages and literatures at the University 
of Pennsylvania. 



ALUMNI PROFILE 




After dedicating 25 years of ser\ice to 
the biology department. O. Pass Bollinger 

DEDICATED HIMSELF TO LANDSCAPING BLAIR 

Music Center. 



A Unique Cultural Exchange 



W 




BY HEATHER ROB1NO 

hen the Reverend Jeffrey Whitman '77 

of Harrisburg traveled to the United 

Kingdom in 1996 with Dr. Pierce Getz 
'51 and the Masterworks Chorale from Annville, he 
was hooked and knew that he wanted to go back. 
Pastor at the Colonial Park United Church of Christ 
since 1994, Whitman was eager to delve deeper 
into his church's roots by actually experiencing 
life in an English church. He got his wish. 

Rev. Whitman arranged for a three-month sabbatical over the summer, the cen- 
terpiece of which was a pastoral exchange with the Reverend Brian Sturtridge of 
Ringwood, England, a retired minister in the United Reformed Church in England. 
Rev. Whitman embarked on his trip at the end of June, beginning with a week at 
the lona Community off the northwest coast of Scotland, where he lived in a 13th- 
century restored abbey. The lona Community was organized in the 1940s and is 
committed to working with the poor, the children and youth, and issues of world 
peace and ecology. 

Spending time at lona was a spiritual retreat for Rev. Whitman — in fact, he had to 
take three buses and two ferries to get to the remote location — and, he says, "in 
a lot of ways lona was one of the real highlights of the trip for me." 

After leaving lona, Rev. Whitman spent the next five weeks exploring southern 
England and serving the United Reformed Church in Ringwood. There, among 
other things, he was asked to speak about Pennsylvania and his church, and he 
tried to draw some connections. 

"The worship experiences were truly memorable and varied," says Whitman, 
"from evensong in the great cathedrals in Salisbury and Westminster Abbey, to 
leading worship in a small Methodist chapel in Dunham that could only seat 
about 20 people, to a visit to the grave of William Penn in the church yard of the 
small Friends Meeting House in Jordans." 

The final two weeks of his exchange were spent at Oxford University, where 
Rev. Whitman was one of 40 individuals from the United States and Canada to 
participate in the Oxford Summer School of Religious Studies atWadham College. 
"The exchange has been an enriching experience. I have enjoyed the opportuni- 
ties to talk about the church in England with laity and clergy who are 
trying to provide a faithful witness in small and struggling churches," Whitman 
states. "I have discovered that in many ways England is a paradox. One can stand 
in awe in the great places of worship such as Winchester Cathedral and St. Paul's 
in London and marvel at the faith of the people who built these. ..and at the 
same time travel to Galstonbury and see the remains of what may have been 
the greatest cathedral of them all — destroyed by people of faith during the 
dissolution of the abbeys by Cromwell." 

Heather Robino is a Downingtown-based freelance writer. 



Fall 2000 21 



CLASS NEWS GTNOTES 




Dr. Allan Wolfe, Dr. Pall Wolf. Dr. Ann Henninger and Dr. Sidney Pollack: 1983 



Marilyn Alberlan Aprahamian '85 received 

teaching certification for elementary and pre- 
school aide. A stay-at-home mom, Marilyn 
and her husband, Harout. are the parents of 
three children: Talar, Bedros and Pateal. 

On sabbatical leave as an associate professor of 
natural sciences at McPherson (Kan.) College, 
Dr. Jonathan P. Frye '85 will attend 
Bethany Theological Seminary during the 
2000-01 academic year. 

The 290-member Newton Historical 
Association, Inc., elected resident PAUL M. 
GOUZA '85 as its president. Paul was co-editor 
of a 164-page photo book capturing the 
everyday life of Newton at the turn of the 20th 
century entided Early Newton, A Pictorial 
Presentation of Newton, Pennsylvania. 

JOHN H. KiEFEL '85 and his wife, Jacqueline, 
welcomed a son, Justin Dean, on May 3. 
2000. 

JAMES C. O'NEILL '85 is in his second year as 
head girls' track and cross-country coach at 
Souderton Area High School in Montgomery 
County, Pa. 

April J. Pellegrini '85 teaches vocal and 

instrumental music to pre-school through 
eighth-grade students at Town and Country 
Day School in Harrisburg, Pa. 

Dr. Michael E. Andrews '86 is an oral 
maxillofacial surgeon in Lebanon, Pa. 

In May 2000, JEANNE M. DALY '86 
welcomed to her family one-year-old Erin 
Elizabeth from China. 

ElGIL FROST '86 is an investment 
representative at Edward Jones Investments 
in Palmyra, Pa. 



Dr. KENT D. HENRY '86 is research and 
development director for In-Siru, Inc., a 
manufacturer of environmental monitoring 
instruments located in Laremie, Wyo. 

STEVEN T. LENKER '86 is a consultant for 
the Pennsvlvania Higher Education 
Assistance Agency. 

JOHN E. Copenhaver '87 is a teacher at 
Lebanon (Pa.) Middle School. His wife, 
Lynlee Reed Copenhaver '87, is a teacher 
in the Northern Lebanon School District. 
Both John and Lynlee give private music 
lessons. 

GILBERT C. Eng '87 is the network security 
adviser at Network Security Technologies 
(NETSEC) in Herndon, Va. 

Lisa Gentile Helock '87 and her husband, 
James, welcomed twins Lindsay Nicole and 
Nicholas John on April 15. 2000. 

Dr. Ross C. Hoffman Jr. '87 is a research 

specialist for the Howard Hughes Medical 
Institute-UCSD in Lajolla, Calif. 

Ingrid B. Peterson '87 is the special 
education coordinator at a rural K-8 
school in Wolf Point, Mont. 

MU2 Clay M. Sattazahn '87 and 
Monica Hobbs Sattazahn '88 welcomed 

their second child, Isaac Nathaniel, on 
February 25, 2000. Clay is a naval military 
training instructor at the Navy School of 
Music-Litde Creek in Norfolk, Va. Monica is 
on child-rearing leave from South Eastern 
School District, York County, Pa. 

HOLLY A. Zimmerer '87 is sales systems 
engineer for EMC 2 Corporation in Phoenix. 



Theresa Marten Campbell '88 is a 
stay-at-home mom. She and her husband. 
Bill Campbell '83, have rwo children: 
Colleen and Christa. 

Dr. Joan M. Hevel '88 is a research scientist 
at the University of South Alabama. 

Jill Kungman '88 and Ross E. Seltzer III were 
married on February 6, 1999. Jill has retited in 
order to raise their daughter, Serena. 

KlM Daubert Rismiller '88 and her husband, 
Eric R. Rismiller '93, are teachers in the 
PortsviUe (Pa.) Area School District. Kim is a 
music teacher in the middle school and Eric 
is an individualized classroom teacher in the 
high school. 

J. Michael Steckman '88 and Amber Hegi 
SteCKMAN '92, along with daughter Laura, 
moved to Mercersburg where Mike is the 
new assistant director of technology at the 
Mercersburg Academy, a private school in 
south-central Pennsvlvania. 

James V Walak '88 and his wife, Lore-Lee 
Brl^ELHEIDE Walak '88, are owners of a 
computerized digitizing/embroidery business 
in the Harrisburg, Pa., area. 

Sharon Habecker Wewer '88 and her 

husband, Dennis, welcomed their fifth child, 
Philip Benjamin, on February 6, 2000. 

Karen Rauenzahn Bennethum '89 is the 
operations supervisor for Silliker Laboratories, 
a food microbiology-testing laboratory in 
Sinking Spring, Pa. 

Rebecca C. Gasper '89 is the director of 

development at WYBE, a public television 
station in Philadelphia. 

Doreen Simmons Kepple '89 and her 
husband, Jason, welcomed their second child, 
Audrey Colette, on March 21, 2000. 

Deborah A. Knight '89 is the labor 
relations administrator for PPL Services 
in Allentown, Pa. 

Theresa Le\ch Montgomery '89 recendy 

celebrated her 10th anniversary teaching in the 
Bedford (Pa.) Area School District. Theresa, 
having taught seventh-grade science for eight 
years, now teaches kindergarten. 

D EATHS 

Michael P. Kearns '80 on October 17, 1998. 



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CLASS NEWS & NOTES 



'90s 

NEWS 

Stephen M. Bobar '90 is an account 
representative with A & A Environmental in 
Carlisle, Pa. 

D. Scott Carey '90 is the center 
administrator for Concentra Medical Center 
in South Plainfield, N.J. 

Dr. A. KEITH DlLS '90 is an assistant 
professor of education at King's College in 
Wilkes Barre, Pa. 

Suzanne Bolinsky Fortna '90 and 
Dr. Carl H. Fortna '91 welcomed their 
third child, Shawn Michael, on May 30, 2000. 



On March 26, 2000, the Rev. Christopher 
A. K. Frye '90 was installed as the new pastor 
of St. John Lutheran Church in Fairfield, Pa. 

Michael A. McGranachan '90 is a mobile 
therapist/behavioral specialist for Keystone 
Service Systems in Sunbury, Pa. Michael is also 
a film critic lor Gamut!, an on-line magazine. 

Christopher J. Schwartz '90 and Kelly 
Stuckey Schwartz '9 1 welcomed twins 
Olivia Michelle and Alexa McKenzie on 
April 11, 1999. 



Dr. Sherry D. Scovell '90 is a vascular 
surgery fellow at the Cleveland Clinic 
Foundation. 

Elizabeth Rosser Smith '90 and Brian 

Smith 90 welcomed a son, Christopher, on 
December 12, 1999. Elizabeth is a stay-at- 
home mom and Brian is a music teachet for 
the Fairfax Counry Public Schools in Virginia. 

SUSAN Noel Specthrie '90 and her husband, 
Mark, welcomed a son, Justin Samuel, on 
April 21, 2000. 



ALUMNI PROFILE 



A 



A Modern Music Man 



BY HEATHER ROB1NO 



fter 30 years as a music teacher in 

the North Schuylkill School 

District, Dale Schimpf '69 of 
Frackville, Pa., decided to retire in 1999. 
What he didn't know then was that his 
retirement would be anything but restful. 

"I wanted to keep busy," says Schimpf. "I also 
noticed that the parochial system didn't have 
any music education program to speak of." 

From this observation blossomed an idea 
that has grown into a true labor of love for 
Schimpf. He approached officials of the local 
Cardinal Brennan Junior/Senior High School about resurrect- 
ing their long-defunct instrumental music program. Having 
received a recommendation from the Middle States 
Association accreditation committee to enhance its arts 
programs, the school was receptive and agreed to hire 
Schimpf as a free-lance music instructor, allowing him to teach 
private lessons to interested students. In just a year's time, he 
has acquired over 30 students in grades five through nine, and 
is always recruiting more. 

What is most remarkable about Schimpf's recent endeavors 
is how he was able to provide musical instruments for his 
pupils, something Cardinal Brennan didn't have and couldn't 
really afford. 

"The last band they had was at least 10 years ago, and there was 
only a part-time director," explains Schimpf. "All that was left was 
some sheet music in a box and some drums in a closet." 




Coincidentally, Schimpf's son Scott, now a 
sophomore music major at Lebanon Valley, 
had a roommate named Raymond "Tug" 
Bressler, whose father is a member of the 
Williams Valley School District School 
Board. Through a fortuitous bit of network- 
ing, Schimpf and the elder Bressler negoti- 
ated an arrangement whereby Williams 
Valley donated their surplus instruments to 
Cardinal Brennan. Now possessing a 
decent collection of tubas, snare drums, 
bass drums, mellophones, timp-toms and 
saxophones, Schimpf and Cardinal 
Brennan were on their way to a full-fledged band. 

A year later — in addition to playing euphonium recreational- 
ly in the Pine Grove and Cressona community bands and 
serving as a church organist and choir director — Schimpf 
keeps his ear to the ground for creative opportunities to 
acquire the necessities for his band. Just recently, he 
arranged to receive 90 old band uniforms from the South 
Williamsport School District. And he plans to obtain addition- 
al instruments and percussion equipment from the national 
Mr. Holland's Foundation, as well as through generous pri- 
vate donations. 

"There's a certain amount of satisfaction in starting something 
from scratch and seeing it develop," notes Schimpf. "I'm 
having a ball. Most of my kids have only been playing since 
last September, but we have a band of 18 students. I like to 
share music with anyone I can. ..these kids were thirsty for it." 



Dale Schimpf's daughter and her husband are also LVC alums. Amy (Schimpf) Stahl '98 graduated with a music degree and now works for J.W. 
Pepper, a national sheet music distributor, in Paoli, Pa. Her husband, Brian Stahl '98, serves as the middle school band director for the Upper 
Moreland School District. In addition, Dale has served as alumni ambassador for Schuylkill County for many years. 

Heather Robino is a Downingtown-based freelance writer. 



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CLASS NEWS C* NOTES 



STEFAN1E Wilds-Keyte '90 is the manager of 
human resources for AMETEK Inc., a global 
manufacturer ot" electronic instruments and 
electric motots in Paoli, Pa. Stefanie recently 
completed her thesis on "Distance Learning" 
and received a master's degree in education in 
instructional systems (training design and 
development horn Penn State I niversity. 

JOSUE DIAZ '91 is president and CEO of 
Universal Mortgage Corp. in Wyomissing, Pa. 

Dr. Amy E. Earhart '91 and Dr. Bruce 
Herbert were married on May 28, 2000, in St. 
Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. 

Brian M. Fernandes '91 has successfully 
completed the first seven exams administered 
by the Casualty Actuarial Society, earning him 
the designation ACAS. 

Sean P. Hunter '91 and Carrie Swales '94 
welcomed twin daughters, Maia Rose and 
Lindsey Mae, on Septembet 9, 1999. 

RUTH G. Kiebler M '91 has been promoted 
to human resources information systems 
manager at Milton Hershey School in Hershey, 
Pa. 

Rachel Grella Majley '91 and her husband, 
James, welcomed a son, Eamonn Patrick, on 
February 17, 2000. Rachel is the daughter of 
Michael A. Grella, chair of LVC's 
department of education. 

Steven D. Young, M.Ed., '91 is an admission 
counselot at Kutztown (Pa.) University. 

Keith W Copenhaver '92 is a grower for 
Maryland Flower and Foliage in White Marsh. 

Dena Owen-Gabel '92 is a client services 
specialist tor KidsPeace Hospital in 
Schnecksville, Pa. 

Jamie L. Heintzelman '92 and Brian M. 
Edelman were married on Mav 6, 2000, in the 
Union Evangelical Luthetan Church, Neffs, Pa. 
Jamie is a consultant at the Fullet Company 
in Allentown. 



David T. Helmus '92 is a self-employed 
business analyst in Harrisburg, Pa. 

To accommodate her growing real estate, 
family and general law practice, ClNDY L. 
KOSER '92 has moved her office to larger 
quarters in Harrisburg, Pa. 

David E. Holden '92, an adjunct professor in 
psychology at LVC, is the ditector of 
continuing and distance education at 
Pennsylvania State University's Schuylkill 
campus. 

Kenethia Staley Lee '92 is a junior cost 
accountant for Winchester Homes in 
Baltimore. 

Jill Hamilton Lutz '92 and her husband, 
J. Dean, welcomed a son, Montana James, on 
May 9, 2000. 

AlYSON J. NEISWENDER '92 and Daniel ReiUy 
were married on July 31,1 999, in Clearfield, 
Pa. Alyson, a first-grade teacher in the Dekalb 
County School System in metro Atlanta, is a 
gtaduate student at the University of West 
Georgia pursuing certification to teach English 
as a second language. 

MOLLY J. RASMUSSEN '92 is a French teacher at 
Fairplay Middle School in Douglasville, Ga. 

THOMAS A. RHOADS '92 is an assistant 
professor in the economics department of 
Towson University in Maryland. 

Jeffrey A. Stouter '92 is a biological 
technician tor Merck & Co. in West Point, Pa. 

DOUGLAS M. Zook '92 welcomed a son, 
Douglas Jr., started a new job and obtained 
anothet college degree all in the same year. 
Doug Sr., now a physics teachet at Springfield 
High School in Delaware County, Pa., teceived 
a bachelor's degree in education curticulum and 
instruction from Western Maryland College. 

JOHN J. DiGilio Jr. '93 is reference librarian 
at Kirkpatrick & Lockhert, LLP, in Pittsburgh. 



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Amy Batman Fallon, Ph.D., '93 received her 
doctorate in pharmaceutics from the University 
ot the Sciences in Philadelphia. Amy has 
accepted a position as senior scientist with AAI 
Corporation, a pharmaceutical development 
and research organization, in Wilmington, 
N.C. 

JAMES E. Herr '93 was recendy appointed to 
the boatd of directots of Fulton Press, Inc., a 
commercial printing company in Lititz, Pa. 

Kenneth L. Lewis '93 and Kristina Lange 
were married on June 9, 2000, on Shelter 
Island, N.Y. 

Zoanna L. Payne '93 is a substitute teacher for 
the Pine Fotest Charter School in Flagstaff, 
Ariz., and a full-time graduate student at 
Northern Arizona University. Zoanna is 
pursuing a master's degree in educational 
psychology. 

Kelly McGinty Quaile '93 is a physical 
therapist at the Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for 
Children in Wilmington, Del. 

J. Thomas Seddon IV '93 is enrolled in 
a doctoral program at the University of 
Illinois. Tom teceived an appointment 
as a teaching assistant with a full-tuition 
scholarship trom the university. 

Kristina Laakko Stroh '93 and Darren 
Stroh '94 welcomed a son, Ryan Michael, 
born January 30, 1999. Kristina is a 
self-employed medical writer and a stay-at- 
home mom. 

Kristian Snyder, D.P.M., '93 is a podiatrist 
at Hanover (Pa.) Foot & Ankle. 

Ryan H. Tweedie '93 is the CEO of 
HRSoft, LLC, a human resources planning 
and development solutions company, in 
Morristown, N.J. 

JONATHAN D. WESCOTT '93 is the new director 
of residential life at LVC. His wife, DEBORAH 
Bullock Wescott '95 is LVC's new assistant 

director of alumni programs. Jonathan is the 

son of Jamie G. Wescott '65 and Deborah is 
the daughter of Patricia Davis Bullock '62, 
the niece of Hazel A. Davis '57 and the sister 
of Mary T Bullock Neyer '97. 

Jennifer M. Bullock '94 and Kevin T. Powell 
were married on December 4, 1999. Jennifer is 
the director of alumni relations at Wilkes 
Univetsity in Wilkes Barre, Pa. 

Carol Hayes Halliwell '94 was recendy 
promoted to general accounting supervisor 
at Alcoa Mill Products in Lancaster, Pa. 



CLASS NEWS & NOTES 



KRJSTOFER E. KOHLER '94 is the head football 
coach at Jonathan Dayton High School in the 
Springfield (N.J.) School District. Kristofer 
also serves the district as a guidance counselor 
at Gaudineer Middle School. 

Elizabeth Earp Kreider '94, M'99 and her 
husband. Brad, welcomed a daughter, Macv 
Elizabeth, on January 2 1 , 2000. 

Jason R. Romig '94 and Kelly S. Bechtel 
'96 were married in September 1999. 

Rebecca Blessing Smith '94 and her 
husband. Chad, welcomed a daughter, Elise 
Victoria, on June 8, 2000. 

Alissa Movcrer Bradfield '95 is a 
mathematics teachet at Elizabethtown (Pa.) 
.Area High School. 

Craig S. Campbell '95 and his wife, Ingrid, 
welcomed their first child, Steven Michael, on 
June 9, 2000. Craig is the son of Dr. Phylis 
Dryden, associate professor ot English at LVC. 

ROSALYN J. Cole '95 is a machining assistant 
tor Wright Tool & Die in Lancaster, Pa. 

Deborah S. Heidlauf '95 is sales support/ 

service writer tor Keystone Trailer Sales Inc. 
in Manheim, Pa. 

George J. Hollich III, Ph.D., '95 and 

Camille Rocroi of Nice, France, were recendy 
married in Baltimore. 

KAREN KLOPP McCONNELL '95 is the director 
ot business affairs for the Central Dauphin 
School District in Harrisburg, Pa. 

Daniel R. Neyer '95 and Mary T. Bullock 

'97 were married at Memorial Baptist Church 
in Salem, N.J., on July 22, 2000. Man- is the 
daughtet of P.ATRICLA Davis Bullock '62, the 
niece of Hazel A. Dams 57, and the sister of 
Deborah Bullock Wescott '95. 

John A. Snyder '95 is a missionary to Russia, 
sent by the members ot Calvary Bible Church 
in East Prospect, Pa. 

Timothy J. Terrell '95 is an intensive case 
manager tor Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in 
Darby, Pa. 

Dana Centofanti Trlantafillos '95 is a 
teacher with the New Jersey Department ot 
Corrections. 

Jennifer Lightner Tucci '95 is a special 
education teacher for the Ftederick (Md.) 
County Public Schools. Her husband, 

Daniel K. Tucci '95, is a fourth-grade 
teacher in the Montgomery Count}- Public- 
Schools in Bethesda, Md. 



YOUNG ALUMNI PROFILE 



Environmentally Sound 



L 



BY BRADEN SNYDER '00 



ike many college students, Jennifer Gochenaur '99 was unsure of her career 
plans shortly into her collegiate experience. 



"When I first started out I thought I would be a doctor," said Gochenaur, a 
biology major. "But I wasn't as interested after spending hours and hours in the lab 
— it wasn't for me." 

But Gochenaur's future became much more lucid after some ecology courses at 
Lebanon Valley sparked her interest. Completing an internship with Aqua-Niche, a 
habitat restoration company, was the clincher. 

"I liked being outside," she said, "and I liked being part of something bigger than 
myself." 

Consequently, Gochenaur now works as the soil watch coordinator for the Delaware 
Nature Society (DNS), the largest environmental agency in the state of Delaware. 
Although her job is multi-faceted, it consists mainly of three things: coordinating her 
company's educational outreach, overseeing volunteers in the Nature Society's Soil 
Watch Program and monitoring construction sites as a Certified Construction 
Reviewer (CCR). Her main goals are to reduce sediment pollution in streams and 
rivers, to improve the quality of water and to increase awareness. 

"A lot of people understand the importance of clean water," explains Gochenaur, 
"But most people don't make the connection between land and water." 

CCR's are unique to the state of Delaware, which has experienced an increased 
amount of construction since the 1980s. As a CCR, it is Gochenaur's duty to work with 
construction and development industries to promote better soil conservation. If 
these construction sites maintain state-mandated erosion and sediment controls, 
Gochenaur rewards them through public relations 
benefits, such as appearances in DNS newsletter 
brochures. 

One of the things that Gochenaur enjoys the most 
about her job is the opportunity to do a variety of 
things. Fortunately, this variety is assured. The DNS 
Soil Watch Program will soon be expanded into a 
comprehensive watershed program that will focus 
on all aspects of non-point source pollution, not just 
sediment. 

Most of all, however, Gochenaur values her occupa- 
tion because of her genuine concern for the environment. 

"We all do this," she said, "because it's something we really care about." 

Braden Snyder '00 is an assistant sports information director at Towson 
State University and a recent LVC English communications graduate. 




2000 



CLASS NEWS & NOTES 




A Family Legacy 
Continues: 

Gladys (Brown) Hoover 
'41 joins her son Gregory 
Hoover '68 and grandson 
Michael Hoover '04 
at Opening Convocation 
this fall. 



KlMBERLY KATCAVAGE WERTZ '95 is the 
director of music at Centenary United 
Methodist Church in Bath, N.Y. She is married 
to DERIC A. WERTZ '96. 

Julia I. Alandar '96 and Christopher E. 
ALBRIGHT '99 were married in the Wesley 
United Methodist Church of Marysville, Pa., 
on May 20, 2000. Julia is a third-grade 
teacher at Paxtonia Elementary School and 
Christopher is a disc jockey for radio station 
WRW in Harrisburg. 

SANDRA L. BAMBRICK '96 is an analyst for 
Systems Planning & Analysis, Inc., in 
Alexandria, Va. 

Heather L. Barrett '96 received a master's 
degree in national security studies from 
Georgetown University in Washington on 
May 26, 2000. 

Christine A. Beecher '96 is a second-grade 
teachet in Vineland, N.J. 

On June 17, 2000, JACK C BEIDLER '96 and 
JULIE R. STENGER '98 were married in LVCs 
Miller Chapel. Jack is a social studies teacher 
and the head football coach at Northern 
Lebanon High School in Fredericksburg, Pa. 
Julie is an English teacher at Hamburg (Pa.) 
Area High School. 

David L. Deeds '96 is a claims representative 
for CNA Insurance in Reading, Pa. 

Reba Dieffenbach Donley '96 and her 
husband, Robert L., welcomed a son, 
Robert H, on October 21, 1999. Reba is 
a stay-at-home mom and alio gives private 
violin lessons. 



SUZANNE E. ENTERLINE '96 is a sales leader for 
Scient, the e-business systems innovatot, in 
their New York City office. 

Michael J. Greineder '96 and Karen 
TAYLOR '99 were married on May 22, 1999. 
Michael is a lead programmer at Expanets 
Internet Strategies Group in Lancaster, Pa. 

Dawn E. HELMS '96 recendy completed het 
doctorate in osteopathic medicine at Lake Erie 
College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pa. 

William E. Kesil '96 is clinical research 
coordinator for the Vetetans Adminisrration 
Medical Center in Brick, N.J. 

KRISTOFER A. KRAUSE '96 is a web developer 
at Corporategear.com, a business-to-business 
e-marketplace for the promotional industry. 

Daniel E. Lehman '96 is project associate at 
the main campus of Pennsylvania State 
University. He is married to Ann WEICKSEL 
Lehman '97. 

Sharon Murray lockwood '96 is an 
accountant for JB Zimmerman True Value 
in Blue Ball, Pa. 

CHAD M. LUTZ '96 is a licensed funeral 
director for Clyde W Kraft Funeral Home 
Inc., with locations in Columbia and 
Landisville, Pa. 

LVCs Miller Chapel was the scene for the 
wedding of Cory T. Mattern '96 and 
Jill C. Schreiber '96 on April 8, 2000. 
Jill is a third-grade teacher in the Lebanon 
(Pa.) School District. 

A. Andriy Montero M'96 is the customer 
relations manager for UGI Utilities Inc. in 
Bethlehem, Pa. 



Elizabeth A. Palmer '96 is a CPA at 
Dorwart Andrew & Co. in Lancaster, Pa. 

Dominica Pulaski '96 is the an director 
for Linda Jones Enterprises in Laguna Beach, 
Calif. 

Benjamin K. Ruby '96 is the assistant 
principal at Northeastern Middle School 
in Manchester, Pa. 

Gregory D. Tobin III '96 is the production 

coordinator of the advertising department at 
Giant Food Stores Inc. in Carlisle, Pa. Greg 
is married to JENNIFER YOHN TOBIN '96. 

KlMBERLY Romania Tozzi '96 is a fifth-grade 
teacher in the Grandview (Mont.) School 
District. 

Allyson Schneider Blanford '97 is a 
fifth-grade teacher in Basking Ridge, N.J. 
Her husband, BRIAN P. BLANFORD '97, is a 
fourth-grade teacher in Bridgewater, N.J. 

Melissa Beth Blouch '97 and David Yuri 
Hooper were married on August 14, 1999, in 
Lebanon, Pa. Melissa is a general music teacher 
for Harford (Md.) County Public Schools and 
is also a piano instructot for Music and Arts. 

STEVEN A. BUBNIS '97 is a graduate student at 
the University of LaVerne in California. 

TENNIEL L. Daniels '97 is the director of 
alumni career services at Clemson University 
in South Carolina. 

Jennifer Calabrese Danko '97 received a 
master's degree in communications studies 
from Shippensburg (Pa.) University in May 
2000. Her husband, MICHAEL B. Danko '96 
received a master's degree in electrical 
engineering/communications from George 
Washington University in December 1999. 

Diane D. Dickey '97 is a microbiologist for 
Alpharma, U.S. Pharmaceutical Division, in 
Baltimore. 

Sarah E. Eckenrode '97 is a graduate 
student at the University of Florida. 

Dawn S. Friday '97 and Joseph Sager were 
married on May 28, 2000. Dawn is a 
financial analyst in inventory reporting for 
the Venator Group in Camp Hill, Pa. 

Bradley S. Harris '97 is senior emergency 
medical technician at Johns Hopkins 
Univetsitv in Baltimore. 



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CLASS NEWS & NOTES 



Brian C. Hughes '97 is a marketing 

manager in the trade and trade reference 
department at Oxford University Press 
in New York. 

Matthew S. Jones '97 is a service 

technician tor organ builders Patrick J. 
Murphy & Associates in Stowe, Pa. 

Kris W. Kelley '97 is a benefits 
representative in the human resources 
department of Rite Aid Corporation in 
Harrisburg, Pa. 

Jeffrey M. Kimmel '97 is supervisor of 
technical support for Earthlink at Mindspring 
in New Cumberland, Pa. 

Christopher J. Klimchak '97 is a show 
band musician for Carnival Cruise Lines. 
Christopher plays the trombone on the 

MS Fascination. 

A supervisor of two group homes for 
Bancroft Neurohealth, NICOLE L. LANCIERI '97 
is a graduate student in the school of 
psychology at Rider University in 
Lawrenceville, N.J. 

Constance Landis M'97 is the director of 
client service tor HealthAmerica in 
Harrisburg, Pa. 

KRISTI S. Lorah '97 is a graduate 
student working towards a doctorate in 
school psychology at Lehigh University in 
Bethlehem, Pa. 

Debra A. MEYER '97 is assistant food service 
director for Aramark Inc. at Bloomsburg 
(Pa.) University. 

Melissa S. Morgan '97 is a forensic- 
scientist for the Pennsylvania State Police in 
Wyoming, Pa. 

Carolyn Hai.lman Panetta '97 is a 

human resources generalist for Philadelphia 
Suburban 'water Company in Biyn Mawr, Pa. 

Damd K. Russell '97 is a first officer for 

Continental Express Airlines. 

Heather L. Smith '97 is a teacher in the 
Fairfax County (Va.) Public Schools. 

Cory J. SNOOK '97 received a juris doctor 
degree from The Dickinson School of Law 
of The Pennsylvania State University on 
May 26, 2000. 

Jessica L. Smith '97 and Kevin J. Teska 
were married on May 27, 2000. 



Lori A. Testerman '97 and Gene Avery were 
married on April 29, 2000. Lori is director of 
special events for the Cystic Fibrosis 
Foundation in Indianapolis. 

Aaron Aponick '98 is a graduate student 
research assistant at the University of Michigan. 

Jesslyn Oberholtzer Balmer '98 is an 

elementary teacher at the Ephrata (Pa.) 
Mennonite School. 

Elizabeth Amy Borders '98 is the new area 
coordinator/program assistant tor Student 
Services at Lebanon Valley College. 

Brian Burke '98 teaches history in the 
Ridgefield School District in New Jersey. 

ANGELA COVAL '98 and Daniel R. Godfrey 
were married on May 22, 1999. 

Lisa M. Epting '98 and Craig A. 
UNDERWOOD '99 were married at Asbury 
United Methodist Church in Allentown, Pa., 
on April 1 , 2000. Lisa is a children's librarian at 
the Allentown Public Library and Craig is an 
audio engineer at Creative Sounds Studio in 
Orerield, Pa. 

Robert D. Ford '98 is an assistant manager 
for Van Heusen in Hershey, Pa. 

ERIC L. HlMELRIGHT '98 is a product specialist 
for Tyco Electronics in Harrisburg, Pa. 

Craig H. Karnes '98 and Lisa Ruth Warner 
were married at Sacred Heart Catholic Parish in 
Cornwall, Pa., on June 10, 2000. Craig is a 
federal contract specialist tor Communications 
and Electronics Command (CECOM) under 
the Department of Defense in Eatontown, N.J. 

STEFANI A. LEISER '98 is a records evaluator in 
the registrar's office at the University of Phoenix 
in Arizona. 

Kevin R. Martin '98 is vice president of 

operations tor Carriage House Consulting, Inc., 
in Mount Joy, Pa. 

RACHAEL M. RaSCOE '98 teaches eighth-grade 
math at the Pleasant Valley Middle School in 
Broadheadsville, Pa. 

Simon Lever & Company, Certified Public 
Accountants and Consultants in Lancaster, Pa., 
promoted TIMOTHY D. REYNOLDS '98 to 
senior accountant in their audit and accounting 
department. 

Anthony J. Thoman '98 is a chemistry 
teacher tor the Cumberland Valley School 
District in Mechanicsburg, Pa. 



James S. UNGER '98 was voted teacher-of-the- 
year at Butner-Stem Elementary School in 
Granville County, N.C., where he is in his 
second year as a fourth-grade teacher. 

Shannon L. Bennett '99 is involved with 
therapeutic staff support for Human Services 
Consultants in Harrisburg, Pa. 

Robert L. Bergman '99, the maintenance, 
repair and operations purchasing agent for 
Wilbur Chocolate Co. in Lititz, Pa., was 
recently installed as the president of the 
Central Pennsylvania chapter of the National 
Association of Purchasing Management. 

Samantha N. Bolognese '99 and Steven M. 
HUNT 99 were married recently at the West 
Lawn (Pa.) United Methodist Church. 

Cynthia Blecker Coakley '99 is a 
management assistant with the Pennsylvania 
State Education Association (PSEA). 

Lauren M. Corbett '99 is a third-grade 

teacher at the Visitation Academy in 
Paramus, N.J. 

JoAnn DelaNEY '99 is a sixth-grade teacher 
in the Derry Township School District in 
Hershey, Pa. 

William R. Dlmmel M'99 is the corporate 

sales director forTB Woods Inc. in 
Chambersburg, Pa. 

Marianne M. Denlinger M'99 is an 
accountant tor AHEDD, a specialized human 
resource organization in Camp Hill, Pa. 

FRED J. ElSEl M'99 is an investment analyst for 
Mid-Atlantic Fund in Middletown, Pa. 

Kenneth L. Eshleman M'99 is vice 
president/private banking officer tor Fulton 
Bank in Lancaster, Pa. 

Doug Ferguson M' c )9 is commodity manager 
for Tyco Electronics (formerly AMP Inc.) in 
Harrisburg, Pa. 

Marc A. Finkenbinder M'99 is a financial 
analyst for the Hershey Foods Corporation in 
Hershey, Pa. 

CHRIS M. FiresttNE '99 is an admission 
counselor at LYC. Chris joined the staff in 
March 2000. 

Jill A. Fleming '99 and Jason Drayer '98 
were married on August 5. 2000. Jill is a music 
teacher in the Delaware Valley School District 
in Milford, Pa. 



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CLASS NEWS & NOTES 




Mary T. Bullock and 
Daniel R. Neyer Wedding 

July 22. 2000 

Memorial Baptist Church 

Salem, NJ 



FRONT ROW: Brad Krock '95, Brad Newcomer '94, Lynne 
Dettore '96, Dan Neyer '95 (groom), Mary (Bullock) Neyer 
'97 (bride), Hazel Ann Davis '57, Nancy (Kirby) Fisher '56. 

BACK ROW: Kristi (Ames) Hawkins '97, Jennifer (Mihalov) 
Eckert '97, Marjorie (Miller) Apple '62, Richard Fowler 72, 
Patricia (Davis) Bullock '62, Deborah (Bullock) Wescott '95, 
Sharon (Possessky) Krock '97, Jonathan Wescott '93. 

Have a photograph that you want to share? On occasion, and 
space permitting, we will include photographs of our alumni 
submitted by LVC alumni, faculty and friends. 



Michelle L. Gentzler '99 and Nathan R. 
WlNGERT '99 were married on July 1, 2000. 
Nathan is a music teacher for the Lancaster 
(Pa.) School District. 

Francis J. Haefner Jr. M'99 is commeicial 
lines manager for Donegal Mutual Insurance 
Co. in Marietta, Pa. 

Christopher E. Hartman '99 is program 
services coordinator for the Make-A-Wish 
Foundation of South Central Pennsylvania. 

Melissa Bieranoski Higinbotham M'99 is 

a controllet for Yuasa Inc., an international 
stored energy solutions company in 
Reading, Pa. 

Richard J. Ippolito Jr. '99 is employed at 
Clair Brothers Audio Enterprises in Lititz, Pa. 

JODY L. JACOBETZ '99 is a graduate student at 
West Chestet University in Pennsylvania. 

LISA J. KlM M'99 is vice president of the retail 
division at Fulton Bank in Lititz, Pa. 

Randal D. Kostelac '99 is the regional 
recruiting manager for Redner's Markets in 
Reading, Pa. 

Anthony E. Kuhns '99 works in sales at State 
Industrial Products in Chambersburg, Pa. 

Robert L. Kurtz M'99 is workforce-planning 

manager for United Parcel Service in 
Harrisburg, Pa. 



Catherine C. La M'99 is an accounting 
analyst for Armstrong Industties Inc. in 
Lancaster Pa. 

JEROME A. LANG '99 is an electronics/photonics 
ptocessot for Lucent Technologies in 
Bteinigsville, Pa. 

JULIE A. LEEPER '99 is a systems analyst for 
Tyco Electronics in Hatrisburg, Pa. 

Kathleen A. McGonigle M'99 is a provider 
relations representative for Keystone Health 
Plan Central in Camp Hill, Pa. 

Megan J. Miller '99 is a fifth-grade teacher 
for the Pine Grove (Pa.) Area School District. 

Nils C. PORSE M'99 is senior engineer for 
PP&L, Inc., in Holtwood, Pa. 

Christopher J. Pugh '99 is a claims adjuster 
for Nationwide Insurance in Harrisburg, Pa. 

ERJN M. RaBUCK '99 is an account assistant for 
Hood, Light and Geise, Inc., in Harrisburg, Pa. 

JOHN L. Reedy M'99 is finance supervisor for 
United Parcel Service in Harrisburg, Pa. 

Platoon leadet 2ND Lt. Steven M. SCHAPPELL 
'99 is stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C. 

Rayna E. Schell '99 is assistant pension 
administtatot for Aris Corporation of America 
in State College, Pa. 

California resident Lisa M. Wenpjch '99 is a 
seniot production assistant I for Stratagene 
Inc., a biotech company, in La Jolla. 



AMY' E. ZEIDERS '99 is a caseworker for the 
Petty County Children and Youth Services in 
New Bloomfield, Pa. 

JEREMY C. ZETTLEMOYER '99 is an actuarial 
assistant fot Guardian Life Insurance Co. in 
Bethlehem, Pa. 

DEATHS 

Tamela I. BlEBER '94 on February 5, 2000. 



'00s 



NEWS 

Michael Howard '00 is a graduate student at 

the University of Maryland in College Park. 

LORI A. MULL '00 is a laboratory technician at 
Johns Hopkins Univetsity in Baltimore. 

Erin E. Paxson '00 is a credit assistant at Ttiad 
Metals International in Willow Grove, Pa. 

Tara A. Ruhl '00 is with thetapeutic staff 
support for Northwestern Human Services in 
Lebanon, Pa. 

Suzanne M. Snare '00 works for the 
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance 
Agency (PHEAA) in Harrisburg, Pa. 



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^LVC WELCOMES NEW TRUSTEES s 



The College has witnessed extraordinary growth in the past decade, which has resulted in increased excitement 
in the activity and participation of Board members. As such, there are some new names among the Colleges 
Board of Trustees. In an effort to familiarize our alumni, faculty and friends with the people who volunteer 
their time on behalf of the College, we will occasionally profile newer members of the Board of Trustees. The 
spring issue of The Valley will also highlight a small group of new trustees. 




William Lehr Jr. 



Profession: community volun- 
teer; senior vice president and 
secretary, Hershey Foods 
Corporation (retired) 

Education: B.BA, University of 
Notre Dame; J.D., Georgetown 
University Law Center; 
Stanford Executive Program 

WHY I DECIDED TO BECOME A 
TRUSTEE OF LEBANON VALLEY 

College: "LVC is clearly an 
institution on the move. I'd like 
to help as the College faces the 
challenges of the new decade." 

Current Leadership Positton(s): 
chairman, The Greater 
Harrisburg Foundation; chair- 
man, Capital Region's Early 
Childhood Training Initiative; a 
director and vice chairman of 
Capital Blue Cross and a mem- 
ber of its Executive Committee; 
chairman, Americans for the 
Arts and a member of its 
National Policy Board; a found- 
ing director and member of the 
Executive Committee of the 
Whitaker Center for Science 
and the Arts; and many other 
organizations, charities and 
foundations. 

Current Board Committee 
Assignment(s): Investment 
Committee, Strategic Planning 
Committee, Benefits Committee 




Sheila Dow-Ford 

Profession: senior vice 
president and chief counsel, 
Pennsylvania Higher Education 
Assistance Agency (PHEAA) 

Education: B.A., La Salle 
University; J.D., University of 
Pennsylvania School of Law 

Why I decided to become a 
trustee of Lebanon Valley 
College: "I value and am proud 
to contribute in some way to 
the excellent and affordable lib- 
eral arts education provided in a 
beautiful setting by Lebanon 
Valley College." 

Dow-Ford was a recent lecturer 
at LVC as part of the Lazin 
Series that brings scholars to 
campus each fall semester. She 
was involved as an observer, 
participant or teacher in several 
classes including Vietnam War 
& American Culture. Diversity 
& Understanding, Hotel Law, 
Public Choice Economics and 
Journalism. 

Current Board Committee 
Assignment(s): Advancement 
Committee, Benefits Committee 





James W Scott 

Profession: professor of German 
and director of general educa- 
tion, Lebanon Valley College 

Education: B.A., Juniata 
College; Ph.D., Princeton 
University 

Why I decided to become a 
trustee of Lebanon Valley 
College: "I wanted to get to 
know some of the individuals 
whose commitment has done so 
much to sustain and advance 
the College and to contribute 
whatever I can to the same 
effort." 

Current Leadership Position(s): 
member of the Middle States 
Self-Study Steering Committee. 
LVC Colloquium Committee 

Current Board Committee 
Assignment(s): Advancement 
Committee 



John F. Jurasits Jr. (Jack) 

Profession: co-founder and for- 
mer vice president, Solution 

I'cchnnlngies, Inc. Retired 

Education: B.S., University of 
Pittsburgh 

Why I decided to become a 
trustee of Lebanon Valley 
College: "My hope is to 
contribute to the impressive 
progress Lebanon Valley 
College has made in the last 
decade to become a leading 
learning institution." 

Current Leadership PosmoN(s): 
member. Camp Hill Library 
Steering Committee, Bethesda 
Mission Capital Campaign 
Executive Committee, Camp 
Hill Foundation Board. 
Facilities Review Committee of 
Camp Hill Borough 

Current Board Committee 
AssiGNMENT(s): Trusteeship 
Committee 




Gene Kelly '01 



Proi i smon: student trustee 
Education: B.A. in English 
and psychology (May 2001) 

Why I decided to become a 

TRUSTEE OF LEBANON VALLEY 



College: "To be able to take 
part in a very important deci- 
sion making process and to 
help give back to LVC for 
what it has given to me." 

Current Leadership 
PosmoMst: president. Wig & 
Buckle Drama Society; coor- 
dinator. Spring .Arts Festival; 
president. Freedom Rings; 
head resident assistant 

Current Board Committee 
\SSIGNMENT(s): Strategic 
Planning Committee 



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CANDICE FALGER 




DR MARC HARRIS 




DR. DAVID LYONS 



©NEW FACES® 
KRISTIN ZwEMER has been named 
assistant professor of physical therapy. 
Prior to joining LVC, Zwemer was 
senior physical therapist and a 
member of the neurological team at 
Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital 
in Mechanicsburg, Pa. Her experience 
includes teaching assignments at the 
Central Pennsylvania Business School's 
Physical Therapy Assistant Program 
and at Wilson College. Zwemer holds 
a bachelor's degree in biology from 
Indiana University and a master's degree 
in phvsicil therapy from Beaver College. 

CANDICE Falger M '98 has joined the 
Office of Graduate Studies and 
Continuing Education as coordinator 
of the Master of Science Education 
program for the 2000-2001 academic 
year. Falger came to the College in 
1992, and has worked in Media 
Services, the Chemistry Department 
and in the MSE Office. For the past 
three years, she has served as an 
adjunct, teaching MSE and undergrad- 
uate science courses. She holds a bache- 
lor's degree in biology from Millersville 
University and earned her MBA degree 
from Lebanon Valley. 

MlKE HOUSER has been named assis- 
tant coach for men's basketball and 
residence hall director. Houser coached 
for rwo years at Bethany College, where 
he also served as the director of facili- 
ties and intramurals. He holds a bache- 
lor's degree in environmental science 
from Allegheny College and a master's 
degree in safety and environmental 
management from West Virginia 
University. 

Dr. David LYONS has been named 
assistant professor of mathematical 
sciences. He has taught at Wake Forest 
University, the University of North 
Carolina at Chapel Hill and The 
Putney School in Vermont. Lyons holds 
a bachelor's degree in mathematics from 
Davidson College and a doctorate in 
mathematics from the University of 
North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 



DR. JOHN HiNSHAW has joined the 
College as assistant professor of history. 
His teaching experience includes 
appointments at Albright College, the 
Center for African-Americans in the 
Urban Society and Economy, Bates 
College and Carnegie Mellon 
University. He holds a bachelor's degree 
in history from Macalaster College and 
both a master's degree and doctorate 
from Carnegie Mellon University. 

Dr. Marc Harris has joined the 
Chemistry Department as visiting assis- 
tant professor. He formerly taught at 
California State University at Chico. 
Harris holds a bachelor's degree in 
chemistry from the University of 
Arizona and a doctorate in chemistry 
from the University of Nevada at Reno. 

EVE PUHALLA has joined the Education 
Department as instructor of special 
education. She holds a bachelor's 
degree in elementary education from 
Ehzabethtown College and a mastet's 
degree in special education from the 
University of Findlay. 

Dr. Ibrook Tower has joined the 
Community Music Institute as instruc- 
tor of clarinet and saxophone. Tower 
is known throughout the area as 
an arranger, conductor, composer, 
clarinetist and educator. He holds 
bachelor's degrees in clarinet and 
music education from the Peabody 
Conservatory, a master's degree in 
clarinet performance from Temple 
University and a doctorate in conduct- 
ing from the Cincinnati College- 
Conservatory of Music. In addition, he 
has earned a conducting diploma from 
the University of Calgary in Canada. 

GREGG Matalas has been named 
sports information director. Matalas 
was formerly assistant SID at the 
LInited States Merchant Marine 
Academy. He holds a bachelor's degree 
in sports management from the 
University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 



Deborah Wescott '95 has joined the 
Advancement Office as assistant direc- 
tor of Alumni Programs. Wescott had 
served as registrar for the Longwood 
Center for the Visual Arts in Farmville, 
Virginia. She has served as an adjunct 
in the LVC history department, and 
holds a master's degree in American 
studies from Penn State University. 

ANGELA Edris has joined Computer 
Services as database specialist. Edris was 
formerly employed as a software analyst 
for Companion Technologies. She 
holds a bachelor's degree in business 
administration from Geneva College. 

David Shapiro '99 has joined 
Information Technology Services as 
Windows and Unix system administra- 
tor. Shapiro most recently served as 
webmasrer for the Middlesex County 
Vocational Schools in New Jersey. He 
holds a bachelor's degree in English. 

MICHAEL Bodan has been named 
assistant director of Media Services. 
Bodan attended Lebanon Valley for 
four years and plans to complete his 
degree in music recording technology 
in the fall. Prior to joining the College, 
he worked for Clair Brothers Audio, 
where he toured with a variety of 
performers including Elton John, 
Tina Turner and Bette Midler. 

E. AMY BORDERS '98 has been named 
area coordinator/program assistant for 
Student Services. Borders, who earned a 
bachelor's degree in elementary educa- 
tion, previously served as an area coor- 
dinator at Delaware Valley College. 

Jessica Davis '99 has joined the 
College as an admission counselor. She 
holds a bachelor's degree in English 
and was formerly employed by the 
American Red Cross in Harrisburg. 



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TERRY Buda '00 has been named 
admission counselor in a full-time 
temporary position which continues 
through May 31, 2001. Buda holds a 
a bachelor's degree in business with 
concentrations in human resource 
management and marketing. 

JlLL SEIBERT has been named admission 
counselor. Seibert is a 2000 graduate 
ot the University of Delaware, where 
she earned a bachelor's degree in com- 
munication. 

Jonathan Wescott '93 has joined the 
College as director of residential life. 
He was formerly residence education 
coordinator at Longwood College and 
served as a residence director at 
Lebanon Valley from 1996-98. He 
holds a bachelor's degree in history 
from Lebanon Valley and a master's 
degree in college student personnel 
from Shippensburg University. 

Jason Kuntz has been named assistant 
director of residential lite. Kuntz holds 
a bachelor's degree in sport manage- 
ment/business administration from 
Baldwin-Wallace College and a master's 
degree in higher education administra- 
tion from the University of South 
Carolina. Prior to joining the College, 
he served as assistant dean ot students 
at Hanover College in Indiana. 

#JOB CHANGES* 
Athletic Director Lou SoRRENTINO 
'54, who has been a member of the 
College's administrative staff since 
1971, will be retiring at the end of 
December. Sorrentino's long record ot 
athletic excellence with Lebanon Valley 
began while he was a student, during 
which time he earned four varsity let- 
ters each in basketball, football and 
baseball. In addition to his work as ath- 
letic director, his service to the College 
includes coaching football, basketball, 
baseball and golf. 

KATHY TlERNEY, who has served as 
associate athletics director since 1995, 
will be named director upon 
Sorrentino's retirement. Tierney 
has coached the College's highly 



successful field hockey team since 
1983, leading the Dutchmen to the 
Commonwealth League Championship 
in 1999. In addition, Tierney coached 
the women's lacrosse team in 1984, and 
was Softball coach for three seasons. She 
holds a bachelor's degree in physical 
education from the State University of 
New York at Brockport and is attending 
graduate school at West Chester 
University. 

SUE SARISKY "92, who has worked for 
the Financial Aid staff since 1993, has 
been named assistant director of 
financial aid. 

SfBl SIM ss 1 I AD I R« 
Dr. Edward H. Arnold, Lebanon 
Valley trustee and chairman, president 
and CEO of Arnold Industries, received 
the 2000 Business Achievement Award 
from the West Shore Chamber of 
Commerce and Commerce Bank in 
Harrisburg. The award honors business 
leaders who have developed or managed 
successful enterprises and have "thrust 
Central Pennsylvania into economic 
prominence." 

#FIELD OF EXCELLENCE® 
Keith Evans, facilities services, was 
presented with a banner and certificate 
by Pioneer Manufacturing for taking 
top honors in their annual Fields ot 
Excellence contest. Evans was given the 
award in recognition ot his pride in and 
commitment to care and maintenance 
of the soccer field. 

©PRESENTERS* 
Dr. Eric Bain-Selbo, assistant profes- 
sor of religion and philosophy, partici- 
pated in the National Endowment tor 
the Humanities Summet Seminar at the 
University of California-Berkley in July. 
The topic of the seminar was 
"Individual, State and Law in Ancient 
Greece, Rome and China." 

Dr. Barbara Denison, associate dean 
for graduate studies and continuing 
education, was selected to participate in 
a theological torum on ecumenism 
which was sponsored by the 



Pennsylvania Council of Churches in 
Lititz, Pa., in April. 

Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson, professor 
of English, presented a paper entitled 
"'To Be a Child of History': Twentieth- 
Century American Poetry and the 
Redemption of the Past" at the 31st 
meeting of the College English 
Association in South Carolina in April. 

Dr. Barney Raffield, professor of 
business administration, presented two 
papers, "Cross Cultural Marketing: 
Blending Language, Cultural and 
Marketing Skills" and "Making 
International Corporate Strategic 
Alliances Work: The Urgent Need for 
Language and Cultural Skills" at the 
Thunderbird/ American Graduate 
School of International Management 
2000 Conference on Languages for 
Business and Communications. The 
papers are slated for publication in the 
Journal of Language for Business. 

Marie Bongiovanni, associate 
professor and chair ot the English 
Department, presented a paper "The 
Nature of Memory, Loss and Renewal 
in the Works of Marilvnne Robinson" 
at the American Women Nature 
Writers Conference at Castelton State 
College in Vermont in June. 

Drs. Mary Lemons, assistant professor 
of music, and Mark Mecham, chair 
and professor ot music, presented "The 
A Cappella Rehearsal: An Avenue to 
Musical Independence" at the Summer 
Conference of the Pennsylvania 
Chaptet ot the American Choral 
Directors Association at Penn State in 
August. Mecham and Dr. Robert 
HEARSON, professor ot music, made the 
same presentation at the Allerton 
Retreat tor Choral Music Education. 

Dr. John Heffner, professor of 
philosophy, presented "Abraham, Isaac 
and Soren: Less Fear. More Trembling" 
at the Spring 2000 Philosophy Series at 
LaSalle University in April. 




GREGG MATALAS 




EVE PUHALLA 




E. AMY BORDERS 




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JEFF Snyder, assistant director of music 
recording technology, attended a spring 
conference on "The Future of the Music 
Industry" hosted by California State 
University. He acted as a moderator for a 
panel discussion on music technology and 
careers. 

Jean-Paul Benowitz, adjunct instructor of 
history and American studies, presented a 
paper on the cultural transformation 
of the White House (1960-1969) at a con- 
ference on the 1960s at the 30th Annual 
Popular Culture Association and 22nd 
American Culture Association Annual 
Conference in New Orleans in April. 
Benowitz also presented a paper, 
"Citizenship and Conscience: The 
Separation or Church and State with Regard 
to Military Conscription and Conscientious 
Objection in United States History, 1776- 
1976" at the 69th Anglo-American 
Conference of Historians on War and Peace 
at the University of London's Institute of 
Histotical Research in July. 

Dr. Bryan Hearsey, professor of 
mathematical sciences, led a workshop 
session on the paper, "A Partnership 
Between the Academic Community and the 
Actuarial Profession" at the spring meeting 
of the Society of Actuaries in Las Vegas. 

DR. SUSAN VERHOEK, professor of biology, 
attended the June meeting of the Society for 
Economic Botany at the University of South 
Carolina at Columbia and judged the best 
student-presented papers at the meeting. 

# WRITERS « 

Dr. Eric BAIN-SELBO, assistant professor of 
religion and philosophy, published a paper 
entitled "Freedom and Commitment: 
Religious Colleges and Univetsities in a 
Multicultural Society" in the electronic 
Journal of Religion and Society. 

Dr. Salvatore Cullari, professor of 
psychology, was the guest editor for the 
May 2000 issue of the Pennsylvania 
Psychologist and wrote the lead article, 
"We Have Come A Long Way, But We Still 
Have a Long Way To Go." 



Dr. Eugene Brown, professor of political 
science, served as a paid consultant to St. 
Martin's Press on a book manuscript on 
Japanese foreign policy. 

Dr. Carl WlGAL, chair and associate 
professor of chemistry, published a paper in 
The Journal of Organic Chemistry entitled, 
"Synthetic Utility and Mechanistic 
Implications of the Fries Rearrangement 
of Hydroquinone Diesters in Boron 
Triflouride Complexes." The work was co- 
authored by students JESSICA BOYER '00, 
Jodie Krum '00, Michael Myers '01 and 
Aleem Fazal '00. 

Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson, professor of 
English, reviewed David Laskin's Partisans: 
Marriage, Politics, and Betrayal Among the 
New York Intellectuals: Parrick Hogan's 
Philosophical Approaches to the Study of 
Literature; and Carl Rollyson and Lisa 
Paddock's Susan Sontag: The Making 
of An Icon for Choice. 

# STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS # 
Otis Richardson '02, received a National 

Security Education Program (NSEP) under- 
graduate scholatship, which will allow him 
to spend the 2000-2001 academic year in 
the Japan Studies Program at Tokyo 
International University. The NSEP is 
designed to give American undergraduates 
experience in areas of the world critical to 
the future security of the U.S. 

BROOKE YOUNG '01 was honored in May at 
a black-tie dinner by the Pennsylvania Travel 
Council as Student of the Year. 

DESIREE NEMEC '01 testified before the 
Commission on Higher Education in 
Harrisburg in June. She was one of six 
students representing Pennsylvania colleges. 
During her testimony, Nemec answered 
questions about the quality of her LVC 
education in telation to cost, access to 
technology on campus and financial aid. 

The following students and faculty members 
attended the 220th National Meeting of 
the American Chemical Society held in 
Washington, D.C. in August: Seniot 
chemistry major Michael MYERS presented 
a paper, "Regioselective Alkylations of 



Bromoquinones" and junior chemistry 
major RYAN BUZDYGON presented a paper 
entitled "Implications of the Fries 
Rearrangement of Hydroquinone Diesters 
in Boron Triflouride Complexes." These 
students are part of Dr. Carl Wigal's 
research group funded by the National 
Science Foundation and the Petroleum 
Research Fund. 

Senior biochemistry major DEREK FlSHER 
presented a paper, "Using Molecular 
Modeling to Elucidate Steric Aspects of the 
Binding of Quinones to Rat-liver Quinone 
Reductase." He is a member of Dr. Owen 
Moe's research group funded by the Dteyfus 
Foundation and the National Institute of 
Health. Also attending the meeting wete 
Steve Polansky '02, Karen Hendricks 
'02, Chris Siegler '01, Danielle 
McMaster '02, Craig Menges '01, Ellen 
Shughart '02 and Rob TOMKO '02. They 
were accompanied by Drs. Moe, Wigal and 
Patton. 

©ELECTED TO SERVE© 

Dr. Stephen MacDonald, vice president 

for academic affairs and dean of the faculty, 
was elected to serve a three-year term as a 
member of the Management and Leadership 
in Education Advisory Board. He was one 
of 88 academic administrators selected to 
take part in the MLE's Institute at Harvard 
University in June. 

Dr. Salvatore Cullari, professor of 
psychology, has been selected as a member 
of the Board of Directors of the 
Pennsylvania Psychological Foundation. 
He was also elected chair of the Public 
Interest Board of the Pennsylvania 
Psychological Association. 

Dr. Johannes Dietrich, assistant profes- 
sor of music, was elected to a two-year term 
as president of the Pennsylvania/Delawate 
Srring Teachers Association. 

TOM Hanrahan, director of college 
relations, has joined the Operations 
Committee for the CASE District II 
Conference, which will be held in 
Pittsburgh in February 2001. 



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CLASS NEWS fir NOTES 



Dr. Christopher Brazfield, 
assiscant professor of mathematical 
sciences, has been selected to participate 
in the New Experiences in Teaching 
project of the Mathematical Association 
of America. The program provides for 
attendance at special sessions of two 
summer and one winter meeting of the 
MAA, participation in an electronic 
network for the discussion of teaching 
ot mathematics and the opportunity to 
develop a network of teaching colleagues. 



ROB PaL'STIAN, library director, served on 
the Library Administration and Management 
Association President's Program Committee 
and was appointed chair of the Association 
ot College and Research Libraries Bylaws 
Committee at the American Association 
Annual Conference in Chicago in Julv. 

«INMEMORIAM$ 

Richard Bell, 80, '41, associate professor 

of chemistrv emeritus, died July 27. Bell 
served in the Colleges chemistrv department 
from 1 966-8". His career also included 



teaching assignments at Central Dauphin 
High School and the former Lower Paxton 
High School. In addition. Bell was an Army 
veteran of World \X'ar II. 

"He was very effective in interacting with 
students in first-year chemistry," recalled 
Dr. H. Anthony Neidig '43, professor 
emeritus of chemistry and former chair of the 
department. "He was able to excite 
students, to stimulate students, to encourage 
students and to teach them chemistrv.'* 



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AMAN 
FORALL 

SPORT 
SEASONS 

BY CORY W. THORNTON '99 

RIGHT: Rose and Lou Sorrentino '54 at the marketplace in Salzburg, 
Austria. The couple were there in June as pan of an alumni trip to 
see Oberammergau and the passion play. 

In 1954, Lebanon Valley College graduated a senior. 
Not a dramatic occurrence in and of itself, but 17 
years later when that graduate returned to begin his 
career in collegiate athletics, it was the beginning of 
something spectacular. 

In 1971, current LVC athletic director Lou Sorrentino 
returned to his alma mater to take on the role of football head 
coach. He then put on the hats for the men's basketball and 
baseball head coach positions, guiding all three sports for three 
years. He eventually took the entire athletic department under 
his wing when he was appointed athletic director by his former 
men's basketball coach, dean of students and vice president 
emeritus. Dr. George "Rinso" Marquette. 

"I had been coaching high school for 15 years," said 
Sorrentino, "having some success when Coach Fred Sample 
called me about coming back. I actually got the opportunity 
twice. The first time I couldn't afford to come back. The second 
time I still couldn't afford to come back but I did anyway." 

Many are glad that he chose to do so. "Lou is a tremendous 
person who has been so giving of his time and energy to the 
entire LVC community," stated LVC field hockey head coach and 




associate athletic director KathyTierney. "Lou hired me in 1983 
and always gave me the freedom and gentle mentoring to grow 
professionally. I could always trust his instincts about issues fac- 
ing me as a coach and administrator. For me, Lou will always 
personify the friendliness and caring of LVC." 

Now, 45 years after he took up coaching, 30 after returning 
to LVC, 20 after becoming the LVC athletic director and a semes- 
ter away from a retirement slated to come at the end of 2000, 
what do all the numbers add up to for this Dutchmen great? 

"I enjoyed coaching," said Sorrentino. "When football 
came back after being behind 20-0 to beat Muhlenberg 21-20 
and when we didn't have outstanding teams. I enjoyed being 
athletic director when men's basketball won the National 
Championship in 1993-94 and I enjoyed knowing that the 
players were giving their best." 

"Lou Sorrentino is truly special," said current Bucknell 
University head men's basketball coach, and former Dutchmen 
head coach, Pat Flannery. "Lou is a gifted teacher with tremen- 
dous feel for people, great knowledge of many sports and a 
totally genuine person. To go to a school as a young coach and 
meet, learn and serve under Coach Lou was outstanding." 



Cory W. Thornton '99 is a freelance writer and an assistant sports information director at Gettysburg College. 
He was a four-year letter winner in men's soccer while at LVC. 



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2001 

BEST 
COLLEGE 



■*iTOP 10 SCHOOL 
For the fourth consecutive year, Lebanon 
Valley College is ranked among the top 
10 regional liberal arts colleges in the 
North in U.S.News & World Report's 
13th annual "America's Best Colleges" 
issue and guidebook. 

Lebanon Valley is number nine on 
the list and is also named number seven on 
the list of "best value" colleges — a ranking 
that relates the cost of attending a college or 
university to its quality. 

"I continue to be enormously proud of 
the quality of the Lebanon Valley College 
educational community," stated President 
Dr. G. David Pollick. "To be recognized 
year after year among the top 10 institutions 
of our kind in the North has become a well- 
established and well-deserved recognition." 

U.S.Neivs bases its rankings on academic 
reputation, graduation and retention 
rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, 
financial tesources and alumni giving. 




•^ENROLLMENT CLIMBS 
The College's enrollment numbers continue 
to climb as the 2000-2001 academic year- 
opened with some 1,430 full-time students. 
The new school yeat officially began on 
Saturday, August 26, with an opening con- 
vocation in Miller Chapel. 

Some 394 freshmen and 41 transfers 
joined the student body. Eighry-eight 
percent of last year's freshmen returned 
to campus this year, marking the second 
highest retention rate the College has seen 
in the past decade. 

"The College is continuing its upwatd 
enrollment trend with a terrific new class 
and outstanding retention," stated William 
Brown '79, dean of admission and financial 
aid. "This year's record enrollment of over 
1,400 keeps LVC ahead of its pace to enroll 
1,600 full-time students by 2005." 

According to Brown, 169 of the new 
fteshmen were in the top 10 percent of their 
high school class and received a Vickroy 
Scholarship, which pays half of the College's 
$17,870 tuition. Another 91 students were 
in the next decile of their high school class 
and received Leadership Scholarships, which 
pay one-third of the cost of tuition. Fifty- 
four students were in the third decile and 
earned Achievement Scholarships, which 
pay one-fourth tuition. In addition, six indi- 
viduals were awarded Academic Recognition, 
which provides half-tuition scholarships 
to transfer students from area community 
colleges who were members of the honor 
society, Phi Theta Kappa. 

The entering freshmen come from 14 
states (Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, 
Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, 
New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, 
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and 
West Virginia) and seven foreign countries 
(West Indies, Malaysia, India, Japan, Kenya, 
Bermuda and Canada). 

The College is also expecting some 480 
part-time students, with some 220 in the 
Master of Business Administration program 
and some 95 in the Master of Science 
Education program. In addition, some 43 
students have enrolled in the five-year mas- 
ter's degree program in physical therapy. 



■spMAJOR GIFTS UPDATE 
Lebanon Valley recently received the 
following major gifts: 

* The College has teceived a grant for 
$500,000 from the Independence 
Foundation to establish the Eugene C. 
Fish Professorship in Business. 

" The College has received $100,000 to 
establish the William Randolph Hearst 
Endowed Scholarship Fund for economi- 
cally disadvantaged students. Preference 
will be given to graduates of the Lebanon 
Valley Education Partnership, a joint pro- 
gram between Lebanon Valley and the 
Lebanon School District. 

* The Presser Foundation has awarded a 
$20,000 grant to support technology ren- 
ovations to the Blair Music Center. 

* The General Medical Sciences Institute of 
the National Institutes for Health has 
awarded the College a $133,000 grant to 
support a project entitled, "Mapping 
Nucleotide Sites of E. Coli GMP 
Synthetase." 

The goal of the NIH project is to eluci- 
date amino acids that are important in the 
catalytic function of the enzyme, GMP 
synthetase. If successful, the project will 
provide fundamental information about 
the enzyme's catalytic sites that can assist 
in the design of pharmaceutical agents for 
chemotherapy and for anti-rejection thera- 
pies following transplant surgery. 

The experimental work will be carried 
out in the laboratories of the Garber 
Science Center, with some samples sent to 
the Macromolecular Core Facility of the 
Hershey Medical Center for analysis. The 
grant supports three consecutive summer 
research sessions (during the summers of 
2000, 2001 and 2002). 

Lebanon Valley College personnel 
involved in the project are Dr. Owen Moe, 
professor of chemistry; Dr. Walter Patton, 
research assistant professor and Dreyfus 
Fellow; and a number of undergraduate 
students and local high school students. 



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Physics in Action 

Dr. Michael Day (front row, Jar left) poses with LVC 
physics students and Lebanon School District stu- 
dents who participated in an annual "Physics in 
Action" program. The photograph, taken by 
Thomas G. Hollingsworth '96 while the group was 
at the Pennsylvania Army/National Guard installa- 
tion in Fort Indiantown Gap, recently appeared as 
part of a cover story on the program that was pub- 
lished in the November 2000 issue of The Physics 
Teacher, a national publication produced by the 
American Association of Physics Teachers. • 



^GOVERNOR'S INSTITUTE 

ON CAMPUS 
In August, Lebanon Valley provided the 
venue for the Governor's Institute fot 
Educator Partnerships on Reading. 
Principals and teachers representing 23 
school districts in central and eastern 
Pennsvlvania spent the week on campus 
identifying ways to implement effective 
reading programs at the kindergarten 
through third-grade level in their schools. 




^LOOKING FOR LOVE 

The College's 2000-2001 colloquium will 

focus around the theme, "Looking for 

Love." 

The series was kicked off with a 
ptesentation on sex and relationships bv 
Sari Locker, the "Dr. Ruth of the 
MTV Generation." 

The semestet's events will feature a 
concert, "Impassioned Dvorak" by the 
Cyptess String Quartet; panel discussions 
on adoption and marriage; and a film 
series with offerings including Love Story, 
La Boheme and Babette's Feast. In addition, 
filmmaker Ed Burlev will show his docu- 
mentary The Politics of Love in Black and 
White and discuss interracial romance on 
America's campuses. • 

Lebanon Valley College recently published 
its Honor Roll ot Donors, which recognizes 
those who made contributions during the 
1 999-2000 year. In it, the names of the 
following donors inadvertently were omitted 
from the appropriate recognition levels: 
Gary H. Sipe '58 is a member ot the 
Five Founders Circle, and Steven J. and 
W'endie DiM.nteo HoKinger are members 
of the President's Citcle. • 



•^ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME 
Five LVC alumni were inducted into the 
Lebanon Valley College Athletic Hall of Fame 
this past Homecoming Weekend. It was the 
25th anniversary of the Hall of Fame. 

Dale L. Shellenberger '56 — participated 
in tour sports while attending Lebanon Valley 
College. Shellenbetger earned seven varsity 
lettets including four in football, two in base- 
ball and one in basketball. He also competed 
one year with the track team. 

Larry J. Painter '6" — competed in both 
football and track & field earning four varsity 
letters; three of those in track & field. In 
1967> Painter was named LVC "Mr. Athlete. 

Walter S. Frankowski Jr. 73 — earned 
four varsity letters during his athletic career at 
Lebanon Valley College. Frankowski lettered 
one year in track & field and three years in 
football where he was named team captain 
during his senior season 

ROQL'E J. Calvo '80 — lenered all four years 
as a member of the men's basketball team. 
Calvo played tor the varsity squad during his 
tour years at the Valley. 

Penny D. Hamilton '87 — garnered eight 
varsity letters with tour each in women's bas- 
ketball and Softball. Hamilton latet teturned 
to her alma matet where she was an assistant 
women's basketball coach from 198 — -1990. • 



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Spring at 

the Suzanne H. Arnold 

Art Gallery 

Lebanon Valley College 



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Banjo made by William Esperance 
Boucher, Jr., c. late 1840s or 1850s; 
James E Bollman Collection, cour- 
tesy of the Music Emporium, 
Lexington, MA 



Mary Cassatt, Barefooted Child, detail, 
c. 1896-1898, drypoint and etching, 
9 Vl x 12 7/i6 ins.; The Pennsylvania 
Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia 



Mary Cassatt, Margot Holding a 
Bonnet (No. 1), c. 1902 , drypoint, 
9 9/i6x 6 Vz ins.; Reading Public 
Museum 



Strummin-'on the Banjo in 

Nineteenth-Century America 

January 11-February 18, 2001 

Opening reception and live performance: 

Friday, January 19, 5- 7:30 p.m. 

Mary Cassatt, Printmaker 

March 8-April 14, 2001 

Opening reception: 

Friday, March 16, 5-7:30 p.m. 

Spring Arts Festival: 

30th Annual Juried Art Exhibition 

April 27-May 12, 2001 

Call 717-867-6397 to be included on 

the juried arts mailing list. 



The gallery is open Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 4:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 

from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment. If your church/synagogue, civic or school group 

would like a guided tour of an exhibition, please call 717-867-6397. 



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