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Vol. 18, Number 2 



TheVallev 



Lebanon Valley College Magazine 






Sl'RlNCi/SL'MMER 2001 



Editor: 

Tom Hanrahan 

Wrjters: 

Tyrone Broxton '03 
Nancy Ketiering Frye '80 
Mary Beth Hower. 
News Briefs, Newsmakers 
Harry Long 
Susan Muma 
Cindy Progin, CLus Notes 
Heather Robino 
Cory Thornton '99 
Stephen Trapnell '90 
Dr. Susan Verhoek 

Design: 

Manger, Steck and Koch 

Production Manager: 
Kelly Alsedek 

Photography: 
A. Pierce Bounds 
John T. Consoli 
Terry Corbett 
Dennis Crews 
Jeffrey H. Lowt 
Terry Wild 

Send comments or address 

changes to: 

Office of College Relations 

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Lebanon Valley College 

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Annville. Pennsyl\ania 17003-1400 

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The Valley IS PUBLISHED BY LEBANON 

Valley College and is distributed 
without charge to alumni \hd 

FRIENDS. 
On the Cover: 

[top right] LVC president dr. C. DAVID 
POLUCK-PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN T. CONSOLI 
[bottom left) DR. JEANNE HEY-PHOTOGRAPH 
BY DENNIS CREWS 

Inside Front Cover: LVC PEACE GARDEN GATEWAY 

PHOTOGRAPH BY TERRY WILD 

The Ki/Zrv magazine is produced approximatelv 
five months in advance of when it is teceived by 
its readetship. Class Notes news received after 
production has begun will be included in the next 
issue of the magazine. 



Features 

2 A Hig-h Performance 
Learning Environment 

An .irchitect, a chemist and the- president discuss 
ways in which I,\'(^ will continue to enhance 
student learning;. 
By Stephen Trapnell '90 and Cory Thornton '99 

7 Picture Perfect 

The College has earned several national awards 
for the aesthetic quality ot the campus — 
President G. David Pollick explains whv more 
may be on the wa\'. 
By Stephen Trapnell '90 and Cory Thornton '99 

9 Ahead ol Their Class 

Two LVC educators prove that the old adage, 
"hnjov what you do tor a living, still holds true. 
By Heather Robino 



Departments 

1 2 Class News & Notes 
31 Newsmakers 
35 News Briels 




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On the Co\er: 

[ror ric;ht] L\'C president Dr. G. David Pollick 
contemplates a bright future. [CENTER] Architects 
proposed model ot the upcoming redesign ot Garber 
Science Center, [boitom] Dr. Jeanne Hev, protessor 
ot economics, emphasizes a point in class. 

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A HIGH PERFORMANCE 

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT 

>>>>>> For two decades, Garber Science Center has been the 
home of science at Lebanon Valley College. Students who spent their 
evenings and weekends inside its walls have gone on to excel in graduate 
schools and pursue stellar careers in medicine, research and education. 



f academic outcome is a measure of success, Garber Science Center certainly isn't broken. Yet Lebanon 
Valley College plans to fix it. 

College leaders envision a rejuvenated home for the Valley's nationally recognized science program — a 
living laboratory showcasing the latest innovations in environmental consciousness, energy efficiency and 
academic interaction. 



^^t "The facilit)' needs to reflect the quality of the programs themselves," states LVC President Dr. G. David 

Pollick. "This redesigned building really will open up, both philosophically and literally, the way in which 
people will approach the disciplines." 

The redevelopment of Garber is the centerpiece of a multi-phase project to provide expanded academic facilities at 
Lebanon Valley. The plan is expected to begin in spring 2002, when a new gymnasium will be built adjacent to the 
Heilman Center. After its completion, all athletic programs will be moved to the north side of campus. 

Lynch Memorial Hall will then be renovated into an academic building, with the mathematics and psychology 
departments moving into the remodeled space. It will also be home to the College's newest major, digital 
communications, when the program begins in the fall of 2002. A Lynch highlight will be a two-story center atrium 
featuring a lounge and coffee bar where students and faculty can relax and study. 

The third and most ambitious aspect of the plan is a complete redesign of Garber Science Center into a 
building that is open to the outdoors, and more open to interaction. 

Chances are, if you were a science major at LVC, there's one thing you don't remember from your many hours of 
classes and lab work in Garber Science Center: sunlight. That is going to change. Today, Garber is a windowless box. 
Tomorrow, a box-less window. 

"This building was state-of-the-art for its time," acknowledges chemistry professor Dr. Owen Moe. "At the 
time it was built oil prices were up, and we wanted an energy efficient building. The way we did it then was to 
encase the building in Styrofoam and eliminate windows. This new building will be even more energy efficient, 
and will accomplish this with lots of windows and lots of light." 

In addition to windows along outside walls, Garber will feature a four-story, plant-filled atrium at its center. 

"It will be an exciting building," says Dr. Stephen MacDonald, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the 

faculty. "There will be light cascading in from the outside." > 

BY STEPHEN TRAPNELL '90 AND CORY THORNTON '99 



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"There are informal interaction opportunities for students with 
students and faculty with students. Not only is the building important for 
that, but also the building itself is a didactic tool. The intent, figuratively 
and literally, is to use the building as a teaching tool."< 



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e have known tor decades that natural 
illumination has a positi\e impact on 
performance, notes John Boecker, the 
trend-setting architect behind the re- 
engineering ot Garber. "Only recently 
though has scientific evidence substantiat- 
ed this anecdotal knowledge; a recent srudy was performed 
bv a firm in California (Heschong-Mahone Group, 1999). 
The\' looked at 2000 classrooms in elementar\' schools in 
Colorado, Washington State, Oregon and California. Thev 
determined from this study that the rate of learning increased 
20 to 26 percent in day-lighted classrooms. Studies on the 
impact of day lighting in retail spaces found a 40-percent 
increase in revenue per square foot. These results are big. 
This is researched, quantifiable, scientific, supported-with- 
evidence stuff" The redesign of Garber Science Center, 
however, goes beyond simply adding windows. It will create 
an environment to further improve what is already a highly 
productive academic atmosphere. 

"Our kind of teaching is one-on-one teaching," Moe explains. 
"It isn't very efficie]it, but it is very effective. Because of this 
approach, some of the kids virtually live in Garber. There is a 
tremendous time requirement for science majors. I think the 
approach that characterizes the sciences here at LVC is that 
our emphasis is on undergraduate research projects, in which 
the students and facult)' actively collaborate." 

It's this tunc requirement and immersion in the sciences that 
has propelled LVC students to the top of their fields and 
earned the small liberal arts college a spot of recognition 
among much larger institutions. 

"LVC makes the 100 Most Ptoduccive Institutions in Science 
list," Moe points out. "There arent many small colleges on 
that list. Because of the emphasis on research, we in the 
sciences [chemistry, biolog\-, ps\-chology and physics] have sent 
a lot of students on to graduate schools. For such a small 
school, there are a lot of L\'C students out there with Ph.H.s. ' 

"The new building will be designed in such a wav that all the 
building systems are integrated," Moe says. "Every faculty- 
member will have their own research lab adjacent to his or her 



office, and in most cases, they will have their teaching lab 
in the immediate yicinir\'. This should facilitate the whole 
process of integration. We're trv'ing to promote interaction 
between the faculn- and the students, and even bet^veen faculn' 
and faculrv. Currently the disciplines are on different floors. In 
the new building the design will bring related disciplines into 
close proximit)': biochemists from the chemistry department 
for example, will find themseKes sharing a cluster of laborato- 
ries with molecular biologists and geneticists from biolog)-. 

Garber's redesign will also feature window walls opening from 
class and lab space into adjacent hallways. "You will be able to 
see into all the labs. You will be able to see the science taking 
place, Pollick says. "There will be a sense of science in com- 
munity not science in isolation. 

"This layout will promote a team approach to problem solv- 
ing, Pollick adds. The new Garber also will offer students a 
technology-enhanced learning en\ironment, including class- 
rooms and labs with the latest equipment and software. 

Plans for the science center's renovation are the product 
of many hours of collaboration berween Boecker and the 
professors who teach in Garber. "We've consulted closely with 
faculr\'. We ve proceeded from function to form, ' .MacDonald 
explains. "We have asked. 'What is the best wav to teach 
undergraduate science? How should adjacencies be best 
arranged?' What you want to have is clusters where faculn- 
research spaces, classrooms and faculr\"/student research spaces 
are all together in some sensible wav. Now, that varies from 
one discipline to another. 

"In ever\' wa\' this will be a more pleasant place to teach and 
learn, Boecker states. " I here are informal interaction oppor- 
tunities for students with students and faculr\' with 
students. Not onl\' is the building important for that, but also 
the building itself is a didactic tool. The intent, figuratively 
and literally, is to use the building as a teaching tool. " 

Boeckers goal is for Garber to be not only a place to 
learn about science, but a facilir}' that reflects the benefits 
of a scientific approach to construction — a high performance 
green building. > 

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<<<< Dr. Poliick [center] hosts a discussion 
in Bishop Library with [left to right] 
Nichole Simms '04, Shawn Berwager '01, 
Sarah Smith '04, Tara Krammes '01, Eric 
Connelly '01 and Kim Umbenhaur '01.<<<< 




ystems integration is a radically different 
design process than most contemporary 
construction," notes Boecker, who is vice 
president, regional operations manager for 
L. Robert Kimball & Associates. "This is 
really a far more holistic approach. It's a 
paradigm shift, that the building is perceived 
more as an organism, not a collection of 
systems. And the system as a whole allows for some individual 
systems to be downsized or eliminated completely." 

When Gather is refurbished, it will use 40 to 60 percent less 
energ}' than a t\'pical laboratory building, be constructed out 
of the minimal amount of non-renewable materials and have 
significantly improved ventilation and waste disposal 
systems. All this, including the atrium and interior gardens, is 
designed to garner the Gather Science Center a Leadership in 
Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification. 

"LEED is a green building rating system, published by 
the U.S. Green Building Council (www.usgbc.org)," Boecker 
explains, "and if you achieve 26 out of 69 points, you are 
eligible for a LEED certification. The five criteria rated for 
certification are sustainable sites, water efificiency, energy and 
atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmen- 
tal quality. 

"We will achieve a building that satisfies the LEED 
criteria for the same cost of conventional construction, and 
this can only be achieved through systems integration. 
We are confident that we can construct a building that uses 
50 percent of the energy of a conventional building." 

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design certification is 
no small thing in the architectural world. There are only 14 
LEED-certified buildings in the United States, with four of 
those here in Pennsylvania. 



"There are three levels of certification," says Boecker. "Silver, 
gold and platinum. There is only one platinum building in 
the wotld. There is only one other college building with a 
LEED certification, and that's the Environmental Sciences 
building at UC Santa Barbara." It is expected that the 
completion of the Garber project will earn Lebanon Valley 
a silver certification. 

Boecker's background has given him particular experience 
in environmental construction. He is founding chair of the 
Pennsylvania American Institute of Architects (ALA) 
Committee on the Environment, regional director on the 
Board of ALA PA, and vice-chair of the Green Building 
Association of Central Pennsylvania. Boecket's own architec- 
tural firm was devoted to green technology^ and he worked on 
Pennsylvania's first high-performance green building, the 
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection South 
Central Regional Office Building. 

"Four years ago, when I established my own architectural firm 
for the sole purpose of constructing these types of buildings, 
I was scraping and scrapping for interest," Boecker recalls. 
"When I came to this firm (Kimball &C Associates) I had 
problems keeping up with the requests. What we found was, 
not only ate green buildings economically feasible, but they 
ate much healthier foi the people using the buildings." 

Lebanon "Valley's complete overhaul of Garber Science Center 
will place the school on the forefront of this architectural 
innovation. However, the primary goal behind the renovation 
is the one that has guided LVC science programs from the 
beginning: emphasize interaction between students and faculty. 

"This is going to be a beautiful space to see and be in," 
MacDonald declares. "It will attract people, and it will func- 
tion as a state-of-the-art place to teach and to learn science."A 



Stephen Trapnell '90 is a corporate communications specialist at D&E Communications, Inc., Ephrata, 
Pa., and an adjunct instructor in communications at Elizabethtown College. Cory Thornton '99 is a 
freelance writer and an assistant sports information director at gettysburg college. 



The Valle'1' 



PICTURE PERFECT 

BY STEPHEN TRAPNELL '^O AND CORY THORNTON 99 

FOR LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE'S PRESIDENT, CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT ISN't A 
MERE BRICKS-AND-MORTAR NECESSITY. IT'S A CHANCE TO BREATHE LIFE 
INTO THE DREAMS OF STUDENTS. 




when students start wishing or dreaming ot going to college, 
they have a mental picture ot what college is going to be or 
look like," Dr. G. David Pollick says. "We do not know with 
certainn' what that picture is tor individual students, but we 
took the position that it a student is interested in a small 
liberal arts communirv' they are probably not looking tor 
skyscrapers or subwavs. What they are looking tor are the 
bricks, the iv\', the columns, the space and the intimate 
relationships." 

During his first five years as LVCs president, Pollick set about 
creating an environment where those relationships — and the 
education they toster — can flourish. 

The upcoming project to rebuild Garber Science Genter, 
renovate Lynch Memorial Hall and build a new g\-mnasiimi 
is the next phase ot the president's ongoing ettort to create a 
campus realit)' to match — or exceed — student expectations. 

"We have always had the intimacy here," Pollick acknowledges, 
"and it struck me that, it we could match the idea ot Lebanon 
Valley more closely to the minds ot the students, the enroll- 
ment would increase. The idea is not complicated. It is much 
like when I visited Ireland for the first time. 1 had an idea ot 
what it would be like, and what 1 hoped to see. When 
1 arrived, it was everything that 1 had expected. It was dark 
green, it had thatched roots and stone walls — 1 was thrilled. 
I wanted to do that here, fhe question is, how do \-ou de\elop 
a space that excites the students, and evokes such emotions?" 

Realization ot dreams is where the bricks and ivy come into 
play. On Pollick's list of recent campus improvements are 
the Fasick Bridge, McGill Baseball Park, new soccer and 
Softball stadiums, and the new Wetlands Biolog\' Laborator\- 
located near the new Heilman Genter. But, as visitors quickK- 
realize, the improvements to the campus lie not only in indi- 
vidual landmarks, but also in the o\erall experience. 



"We wanted to support student-athletes, so we built award- 
winning baseball, softball and soccer stadiums, Pollick savs. 
"But while an appreciation ot athletics went into our designs, 
this was not just about athletics. It was also about a love of 
music, theater and the sciences. At Lebanon \'allev, it is all part 
ot the same mix. The students that are drawn here have many 
interests that are stronglv related. Life at the Vallev reflects this 
philosophv." 

With enrollment at an all-tmie high, this growing student 
body has forced Lebanon Valle\' to add housing to the list ot 
campus additions. Most notable to date is the construction ot 
Marquette Hall, located on the Residential Quad. 

"When \'ou look at social spaces, the residence halls, 
academic buildings and the labs," notes Pollick. "vou see that, 
tor some paint, some shutters, some bricks and some gardens, 
we have a place where you can think well, where leisure takes 
on a richer significance." 

So what Ns'ill Lebanon \allev look like in the next fi\e vearsr 

" 1 here are tour major buildings that will be completed 
or dramatically remodeletf, Pollick explains. "In addition, the 
Board has endorsed plans tor a new field hockev stadium, the 
completion ot the football stadium, an upgrade ot Sheridan 
Avenue into a boule\ard. a remodeling of the pedestrian bridge 
over the railroad tracks and the completion ot a new residen- 
tial quad at the east end of campus. Gollege is a tremendous 
experience in a person's life, and Lm happ\- that during mv 
first five years, students from an\' four-vear period have been 
able to experience a portion ot this gtowth. 

"When people come hv the campus," Pollick says, "or when 
incoming freshmen and \ isiting students look at the bridge or 
the Peace Garden, for example. the\- think, "Thev do things 
well here. I his is excitinu. o 



Stephen Tr.\i'nel.l '90 is a a)RPORAi e (.:o.\imi:\'ic-\tions .speci.alesi ,-vr D&E Go.\i.\ii.\r'.\tions, Inx., Ephraia, Pa. 
Cory Thornton '99 i,s a freelance writer from Ge tt^sbi'rg. Pa. 

Spring/Scm.mer 200\ 




top] Dr. Susan Atkinson talks with students tn class. \\'<0'\"\0\\\ Linda Summers takes a break between classes ;/i ker cjpce in the Blair Music Center. 







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AHEAD OF THEIR CLASS 

Two LVC Educators Make A Difference 



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'My motto is \vork smarter] not hardeif^ Atkinson 
explains. ^'[Future teachers] need to learn ho\\) to 
integrate each one of the content areas they^re teachings 
so that they dont short-chanoe their students!^ 



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When you talk to Dr. Susan Atkinson, 
you realize very quici<ly that she is 
a woman who loves her profes- 
sion. She speaks with authority on 
the quality of LVC's Department of 
Education. She speaks with pride of 
the caliber and accomplishments of 
the College's education majors. But 
most of all, she speaks with obvious commitment to produc- 
ing tomorrow's outstanding teachers. 

"(Since I've been at LVC), I've seen an increase in the faculty 
and student population in the Education Department, and the 
academic abilities of the students," Atkinson notes. "The 
President (George W. Bush) has said he wants only the best 
and the brightest in the classroom, and Lebanon Valley 
shares that philosophy." 

Atkinson came to the Valley 14 years ago after spending 15 
years teaching third and fourth grades, as well as special 
education classes, in Mechanicsburg's (Pa.) Cumberland 
Valley School District. 

During her tenure, the number of education majors has 
grown to represent one of the largest majors on campus. 
Atkinson believes this is due not only to an increase in serv- 
ice-oriented students, but also to LVC's dual certification pro- 
grams. Unlike other colleges and universities who offer dual 
certification at the graduate level, LVC students can become 
dually certified in elementary, secondary or music education 
and special education as undergraduates — making them 
especially marketable to many schools who are looking for 
exactly those types of teachers. 



"Everyone who graduated in December 2000, and who 
passed their Praxis tests m elementary education and 
special education, have jobs," she states proudly. "They 
were the very first class with dual certification in both 
areas, and there is another large block of students who will 
graduate in May, and will likely have jobs lined up too." 

Atkinson teaches educational methods courses in mathe- 
matics, science, language arts and physical geography. 
She has also done research on how the process of match- 
ing the learning style of the teacher — auditory, visual, 
tactile or kinesthetic — with a similar learning style in 
students can enhance academic performance. In addition, 
she works to promote an integrated, multidiscipline 
approach to teaching. 

Atkinson's commitment to education extends well beyond 
her work at Lebanon Valley. She is a member of the 
Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies, a board 
member of the Middle States Council for the Social 
Studies, a member of the state and national Geographic 
Alliances and a member of the Pennsylvania Science 
Teacher Association. In addition, she develops and pres- 
ents workshops for in-service programs in New Jersey, 
Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania and has served as 
past president of Phi Delta Kappa, a prestigious interna- 
tional teaching society. 

At the end of the spring 2001 semester, Atkinson will take 
on yet another important role as she replaces one of her 
mentors. Dr. Michael Grella, who is retiring as chair of the 
Education Department. "This is a daunting prospect," she 
says. "I have big shoes to fill." 



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Linda Summers subscribes to a simple yet 
admirable philosophy when it comes to 
preparing the next generation of educa- 
tors: "You have to show them how much , 
you care before they care how much you 
tcnow." That philosophy not only guides 
the way she functions as a teacher, but it's 
^::S:^ a personalized approach to the classroom 

that she tries to instill in her students: in 
order to motivate and inspire, a teacher must first get to 
know an individual's strengths and talents and then foster 
them to achieve success. 

Summers began her teaching career in what she describes 
as "an innovative and diverse inner-city school" in her 
native Indiana. After relocating to Hershey, Pa., she and 
her husband. Dr. Dale Summers, both joined the Education 
Department at LVC, where she has been a full-time faculty 
member since 1991. She has found her niche teaching meth- 
ods courses in language arts, health education and social 
studies to junior elementary education majors. In addition, 
she also supervises students in their field experiences. 

"We're all about keeping up with the latest teaching meth- 
ods and dealing with the diverse classrooms you see now," 
she explains. "The challenge in teaching is that we not only 
have to teach students the content, but also the strategies 
you need to impart the information in an elementary class- 
room. It's a nice partnership — teaching methods, then 
observing my students when they student teach — I can see 
if they're really applying the theories." 

Fortunately, Lebanon Valley enjoys excellent relationships 
with the 14 area school districts and other local private 



schools in which they place their student teachers. 
Consequently, Summers has developed an expertise on 
their classrooms. Every year she matches the nearly 400 
elementary and secondary education students she places 
with schools that best meet their needs. It's a role she 
greatly enjoys. 

"I learn so much about the students' feelings on teaching 
(as I read their journals)," she says. "They express their 
commitment to teaching and we develop a repartee in 
writing that allows more personal interaction than you get 
in a classroom setting." 

She goes on to note that some students are surprised to 
discover how much they like an inner-city assignment, 
because their teaching has such a visible impact. She has 
also received notes of thanks from students who have 
found mentors in experienced teachers. "I try to give my 
students a broader picture," she adds. "It's not just about 
teaching information, but also about how you can make a 
difference." 

Each summer. Summers makes a difference to youth schol- 
ars from local high schools when she hosts the "Teaching 
and You" program on the LVC campus. She often receives 
letters from participants who plan to become educators as 
a result of spending a week with her in Annville. 

"When I'm teaching, you see all of me," she says. "I give so 
much of myself that if a mean score on a test is low, I take 
that personally; obviously, I didn't teach that material well 
enough, so I need to do whatever it takes to get the infor- 
mation across." In other words, you have to show them 
how much you care before they care how much you know. 



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HE.^THER ROBING IS .A DO\VNINGTO\VN-B.\SED FREEL.ANCE WRITER. 



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The \'.alley 



A RECORD 

ofSUCCESS 



BY TYRONE BROXTON 03 

L^^^^^^^^ ebanon V'allev's head football coach Mike 
Silecchia has been around the game of" football 
' since he was a voung bov. A 1978 graduate 
of Mansfield University", Silecchia earned a 
^^ graduate assistantship with the football team 
to pursue a masters degree in the field of special education. 

Silecchia followed this appointment with his first head coach- 
ing position at Athens High School in 1982. There, he was 
named Sports Writers' Coach of the Year after halting a 
10-game losing streak in his ver\' first game. Athens went on 
to a winning season. 

He soon moved to North Penn High School where he was 
head coach from 1983-1984. Upon arriving, North Penn was 
in the midst of a 48-game losing streak. Silecchia proceeded to 
guide the Panthers to a winning season and the state plavoffs. 

"Mv father coached. Ever since I was seven vears old, 

I wanted to coach because of my father," savs Silecchia. 

"1 love coaching. When I get up to go to work I cant wait." 

This enthusiasm and wisdom is what Silecchia brings to the 
table. And, as a result, the Valley's football program, with a -i-b 
record in 2000, has made a 180-degree turn. 

"We were one game awav from making the ECAC pla\'offs this 
vear, " states Silecchia, who will be entering his fourth 
season as head coach this fall. "I didn't think we would be 
progressing this fast." 

Before coming to LVC, Silecchia had gained 10 years of 
college coaching experience as a defensive coordinator with 
.Mansfield Universirs', before traveling to Lvcoming College in 
1995 to make the transition to offensive coordinator. While 
at Lvcoming, he was part of a National Championship finalist 
team that won two Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) 
championships and posted two undefeated seasons. 

"I have a lot of good memories from Lvcoming,' comments 
Silecchia. "We went to the Stagg Bowl and had a few great 
seasons." 

Coming from a team that went to the National Collegiate 
Athletic Conference (NCAA) Division III Championship, to a 




Mike Silecchi.i, c:(i\sfi.rs with .^n .^ssist,^.\t co.^c;h. 

team that had not had a winning season in tour vears, 
Silecchia knew that things were not going to be easv. 
Ne%ertheless, he improvised and braced himself for what 
he knew was going to be a bump\' ride. 

In his first season, Silecchia came awav with one win, 
and that came in the last game of the season against 
Delaware \allev. 

"I didn't expect to win a game in mv first year,' explains 
Silecchia. "But the men ga\e me even.thing they had and 
believed in the philosoph\' even though we weren't overlv 
successful.' 

His second season, when it came to the win-loss categorv, 
did not get much better with a 2-8 record. However, some 
light began to shine on the program with the teams first win 
over Susquehanna Universir.' since 1938. .\s a bonus, the 
Crusaders were nationally ranked at the time. 

The most important thing that came out of the vear was the 
seasoning of the freshman class. In his first true recruiting year, 
Silecchia and his assistants worked day in and day out, not 
onl\' to bring in talented athletes, but a few good men. 

"I don't care how talented a kid is, if he is not a good person, I 
don't want him on my team," notes Silecchia. "Character is 
verv important, not onlv on the field but off. 

In his second year as coach, 19 of the 30 recruited freshmen 
recei\ed qualir^" minutes. 

"This vears sophomores made up the bulk of the team and our 
success this fall will depend on their performance, according 
to Silecchia. 

Unlike many coaches in college football who are often seen 
screaming and hollering at plavers and officials, Silecchia has 
a different outlook on the game. 

"I do not believe in coaching negativelw comments Silecchia. 
"I have coached from both sides of the spectrum and its 
not my philosophy. 1 don't think that is what Division III 
football is all about. Kids have to love the game to be success- 
ful. If you make it a job, kids don't want to play." 



T'l'RONE BrOXTON '03 IS CO-,SPORTS EDITOR OF L-\ \1e CniLEG/EWE WD IS .■\N ENGLISH COM.MUNICWIONS NUJOR. 

He is .-mso a member of the Flying Dltch.men footb.ul te\m. 



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PRE -'30s 

DEATHS 



One of LVC's oldest known living graduates, 
Violet Mark Kreider "19, passed away m 
Lebanon, Pa., on November 10, 2000. She 
was 103 years, six months old. She was the 
mother of Dr. Marian Kreider Bosien '44, 
Ho\K\RD B. Kreider "49 and Jane Kreider 
^Xllliams, wife of Dr. E.D. "WILLIAMS JR., 
LVC trustee emeritus. "Violet is sur\'ived by 
her three children, 12 grandchildren, 
21 great-grandchildren and a great-great 
granddaughter. 

KaTHR'.'N Wen'GERT Engle '29 on December 
13, 2000, in Mechanicsburg, Pa., at 96 years 
of age. A former schoolteacher, Kathryn also 
performed missionary work in Southern 
Rhodesia, India and Kentuck)'. Kathryn is sur- 
vived by three children, 1 1 grandchildren, 25 
great-grandchildren and one great-great 
grandchild. 



'30s 



NEWS 



"In grateful recognition and appreciation for 
his faithful and visionary leadership in the 
field of Biblical translation,"" Dr. BruCE M. 
Metzger "35 was honored by the General 
.\ssembly of the National Council of 
Churches of Christ in the USA at their 
November 2000 meeting held in Atlanta, Ga. 
For 1 5 years, he served as convener of the 
committee of translators that produced the 
New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, the 
first ecumenical edition of the scriptures 
accepted by Protestant, Roman Catholic and 
Eastern Orthodox churches. 



DEATHS 

Gladys Hershey Shroyer "32 on September 
30, 2000, in Harrisburg, Pa., at the age of 90. 
Gladys was a former English teacher and 
counselor at Woodbury Junior High School in 
Shaker Heights, Ohio. 

Lela Eshleman Fretz "36 on August 3, 
2000, in Hagerstown, Md., at the age ol 87. 
She was a former nurse in Hagerstown and 
Maugansville. Md. 

Dr. Joseph W. Prowtll "37 on August 7, 
2000. 

Dr. Heralw a. Ellenberger "38 on 
September 19, 2000. 

Rev. Lloyd E. Beamesderfer "39 on January 
25, 2001, m Hershey Pa., at the age of 85. 
Most recently, he was chaplain emeritus n 
Country Meadows of Hershey, Pa., and the 
former pastor of Grace United Methodist 
Church in Steelton, Pa. Active in many organ- 
izations over the years, he was the organizer 
and charter president of LVC"s Senior Alumni 
Association. 

Arlene Hoffma.\' Crone '39 on April 17, 
2000. 

'40s 

NEWS 

Over the past few months, Dr. W. FREDERICK 
Ruber "40 has taken trips to New Mexico 
and Hawaii. 

Dr. H. Anthony' Neidig "43 and his wife, 
Helen, are honorary co-chairs — along with 
LVC Trustee E.H. Arnold and his wife, 
Jeanne — of the "Great Expectations"" 
campaign. 



Dr. DoRoim' L\ndis Gray '44 is teaching a 
graduate class at the Catholic University of 
America in Washington, titled "English 
Diction for Singers. " 

R£\'. Bruce C. Souders '44 was the chair of 
the local arrangements committee for the 
2000 Convention of the International 
Association of Torch Clubs. 

Choir director, organist and pianist are among 
the duties that Jean Garland Woloshyn '44 

performs as music director of Big Bear 
Presb\terian Church in Big Bear Lake, Calif 

Elizabeth Reiff Marino '46 is a member of 

a varien- of musical groups in California 
including the Pasadena Communit\' Orchestra 
and the Tehachapi Communit\- Orchestra. 

After serving as choir director for 50 years, 
Arlene Schlosser Keller '47 retired from 
the Midwa\- Church of the Brethren in 
Lebanon, Pa. She began by directing one 
choir that over the years, grew to five includ- 
ing a 32-member men's choir and a mixed 
group of 72 members. 

R£\". Frwklin G. Senger III '48 was one of a 

three-person panel, titled "House of Worship 
— House of Justice" at the 34th annual 
Smithsonian Folk Life Festival held on the 
Mall in Washington, D.C. 

DEATHS 



C. Dennis Geesey '40 on October 28, 2000, 
in Gettysburg, Pa., at 82 years of age. He was 
a former business owner, schoolteacher, band 
and chorus director, and basketball coach. 

GUSTAV T. Maury '40 on October 5, 2000. 

Rev. Dr. John H. "Jack" Ness '40 on 
September 18, 2000, in Baltimore, Md., at 
the age of 80. In 1966, LVC awarded him an 
honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. 
Jack's ministry spanned the evolution of the 




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CLASS NEWS C-^ NOTES 



church — from the United Brethren in C^hrist 
to the Evangehc.il United Brethren to the 
present-day United Methodist — and served 
parishes in a number ot cities throughout the 
United States. 

John A. Yingst '40 on November 18, 2()()(), 
in Stowe, Pa., at the age ot 8 1 . He retired in 
July after 40 years as the manager of the Valley 
View Mobile Home Park in Birdsboro. 

Frh) E. Shadle "41 on December 14, l')4'). 

Gen. Pei er G. Olenchuk '42 on October 6, 
2000, in Maine at the age of ^8. Before retir- 
ing from the Army in 197S, he served as a 
sergeant in North Africa, Burma and India in 
1943; a commissioned second lieutenant in 
the chemical warfare ser\'ice in 1945; and as a 
general in Vietnam between 1963 and 1965. 
He received several awards incliidnia the 
Distinguished Service Medal. 

Ross E. SriCKEL '48 on October 26. 2000. 

R£\'. A. Philip Strickler '48 on September 
2 1 , 2000, at the age of 78. At the time of his 
death, Philip was serving Triniry United 
Methodist Church in Kleinteltersville, Pa., 
as its pastor. 

Dr. Henry G. Hostetter '49 on September 
24. 2000, in Denver, Pa., at the age of ^'i. On 
September 28, only four days later, his wife, 
Myrle, passed away. He was a retired colonel, 
having served 33 years in the U.S. Air Force. 
He was a veteran of World War II and the 
Korean and Vietnam Wars. 

Irvin J. RoemiG '49 on August 26, 2000, in 
Harrisburg, Pa. Irvin was a real estate c\aliia- 
tor for PennDOT. 

'50s 

NEWS 

Willwm G. Fisher '50 was recentiv indiKtcd 
into the Susquehanna Vallev Chapter ot the 
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame and the 
Lancaster McCaskcy High School Sports Hall 
of Fame. 

Dr. Pierce A. Getz '51 keeps busy by per- 
forming in many organ recitals and with the 
trio. Baroque and Beyond, as well as directing 
the LVC Alumni Chorale since 1978. In 
October 2000, he went on an organ recital 
tour in japan. 

Rabbi Bernard Golixsmhh '51 is ser\ing 
as the Jewish chaplain at the Veterans 
Administration Medical Center in La Jolla. 
Calif, and at the Veterans Residential Home 
in Chula Vista. 



MeLVIN SCHIEF '52 was guest 
conductor for a recent 
concert by the Schenectady 
Senior Citizen Orchestra. 
The concert was dedicated in 
memory of his wife Betrv. 

Bettv Criswell HLNGERFORI) 
'54 is a member of LVC's 
"Great Expectations" campaign 
communications advisory- 
committee. 

Returning to the board ot 
directors of the New Jersey Music 
Educators, JOAN RiNGLE POLICASTRO '54 
is busy working on identity'ing the next 
recipients of the Governor's Awards in Arts 
Education. 

LVC Trustee and (.'hair ot the Board 
Dr. Ross W. Fasick '55 is a member of 
the lead gifts committee tor the College's 
"Great E.xpectations" campaign. 

Dr. Nornwn BlaNTZ '56 was a presidential 
elector for the U.S. Socialist Parrv' candidate 
for president, David M. Revnolds. 

Mr. Pius H. Kaltreider '56 spent time in 

Europe this past year where he enjoyed the 
splendor of the Pdnioii PLi\ in Germanv. 

Enjoying her third season as artistic director of 
the Chamber Music Festival ot Saugatuck 
(Mich.), Joan C. Conway '57 recendy com- 
pleted several tour concerts with Hope 
College's piano trio. The Anchor Trio. 

Nanc:'*' Lee Kettle Lenker '57 teaches pre- 
school at Colonial Park United Methodist 
Church in Harrisburg, Pa. Her husband, 
John F Lenker '58, retired in May 2000 after 
30 \'ears with Thf Patriot Nfifs. 

Re\'. Jere R. Martin '57 celebrated -lO years 
ot ordination on September 2-4, 2000. He is 
the supply pastor ot Morgantown (Pa.) United 
Methodist Church. 

Representing Pennsylvania's Sixth 
Congressional District, JEj\NNE Winter 
Noll '57 was a delegate to the 2000 
Republican National Conxention held in 
Philadelphia. 

LVC' Irustee Darwin G. Giick '58 is co-chair 
ot the lead ^ifts committee tor the Colleges 
"Great Expectations" campaign. 

LVC Trustee Dr. Tiiom.vs C. Riinhari '58 is 
the campaign chair and a member ot the lead 
gifts committee for the College's "Great 
Expectations" campaign. 




1953 women's i-iexd HO(:K^;^■ te.\.m 

Entertaining duo, J.WICE EPLER ToRRlSI '58 
and her husband, Angelo, perform daily tor 
retirement centers, nursing homes and private 
parties throughout a six-state area. Their 
repertoire includes voice, piano, dance and 
comed)'. 

Retiring from PNC Bank in .August 2000. 
Gary H. Sipe '58 is now an analyst for 
Hilliard Lyons, an investment management 
gniup in Pittsburgh. 

After 39 years of teaching. M.\Ry KOTH 
Li:tTON '59 retired in June 2000 from Toms 
River Schools in New Jersev. She received the 
New jersey Governor's Teacher of the \'ear 
award twice, in 1992 and again in 2000. 

In jiuie 2000, S.\VJ<H CoOK M.\RKEL '59 
retired from the Eastern York (Pa.) School 
District as an elementarv school nurse. 

DEATHS 



R^WIOND D. Heberlig '51 on February ~, 
2001, in Lebanon, Pa., at the age of ~3. He 
was a retired biology teacher and an .Army .Air 
Force veteran ot World \X'ar II. 

Re\'. Clarence R. Flts'k '53 on .August 24, 
2000, in Tamaqua, Pa., at the age ot ~1 . He 
was a member ot Trinity U'nited Church of 
Christ and the retired pastor ot First 
Presbnerian Church, both located in 
Tamaqua. 

John P. Olinger '58 on No\emher S, 2000. 

J.\MES R. Steee-\ '58 on December 13, 2000, 
in Lebanon, Pa., at the age ot 64. He was 
emploved .is a dip room supervisor at 
PennsyKania Precision Cist Parts in Lebanon. 

EnWARD R. F,\NC0\1C '59 on October 6, 
2000. 



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■r^ 



PROFESSOR EMERITL'S DR. JUNE HERR '34 ( 1964 1 

'60s 

NEWS 

Dr. James D. Grlber "61 is a senior professor 
of physics at Harrisburg (Pa.) Area 
Community College. 

John D. Lanese '61 retired from the Eastern 
Lancaster (Pa.) Count)' School District after 
35 years of teaching. 

Hon. Rowland W. Barnes '62 was elected to 
a four-year term as a Judge of the Superior 
Court of Fulton County. Georgia. 

Shirley Brown Michel '63 is a kindergarten 

through eighth-grade music teacher at Henry 
Elementar)' School in the Philadelphia School 
District. 

LVC Trustee George M. Reider Jr. '63 is co- 
chair of the lead gifts committee for the 
College's "Great Expectations " campaign. 

Harry M. VoshelL '63 and his son, Roy have 
expanded the size of their business located in 
Dover, Del. B & B Music, originally founded 
45 years ago by FREDERIC W. Brown '50, 

considers itself to be the only full-service 
music store on the Eastern Shore since 1988. 

Retired Lt. Col. RlCHARD Bashore '64 is 

president and owner of Reading (Pa.) Electric. 

Roberi E D.^GNEAULT '64 is a computer con- 
sultant for St. Matthew Catholic School in 
San Antonio, Texas. 

James L. DirNN '64 is a part-time instrucror 
of woodwinds at Dickinson College in 
Carlisle, Pa. 

Russell C. Hertzog '64 retired after 27 years 
with Schlumberger Oilfield Services in 
Houston. In November 2000, Russ moved to 
Idaho and is now the subsurface science initia- 
tive physics discipline leader at the Idaho 
National Engineering and Environmental 
Laboratory. 



After 15 moves and 35 years with Kmart 
Corporation as a store manager and district 
manager, MICHAEL "W! Lenker '64 retired and 
now resides in Hershey, Pa. 

James C. Snell '64 is a senior nuclear engi- 
neer for the U.S. Department of Energy. 

Carol Jimenez St. John '64 is the operations 
coordinator tor Whacky Music Inc. in 
Sedona, Ariz. 

WiLLLUvl A. Grove '65 is a band and choral 
director in the Phelps (Wis.) School District. 

Director ot curriculum at Milton Hershey 
School in Hershey Pa., George S. Hollich 
Jr. '65 received a supervisory certificate from 
Marywood University. 

Dr. Edward L. Nickoloff '65 is professor of 
clinical radiology at Columbia University in 
New York City. 

Roberta Johns Otto '65 is celebrating her 
20th season as executive director of the 
Plymouth Philharmonic Orchesrra, which 
performs throughout southeastern 
Massachusetts. 

LVC Trustee STEPHEN H. ROBERTS '65 is a 

member of the lead gifts committee for the 
College's "Great Expectations" campaign. 

President of LVCs Alumni Council, Dr. 
David G. Thompson "65, is a member of 
the College's "Great Expectations " campaign 
communications advisory committee. 

ClaUDW NaGLE HoSTETTER '66 and Daniel 
K. Bare were married on September 23, 2000, 
at the Unitarian Universalist Church of 
Lancasrer, Pa. Claudia is a school psychologist 
with Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate 
Unit 13. 

Doris Kimmich Allen '67 recently authored 
a course, "Integrated Language Environment 
tor the IBM AS400," which is taught at vari- 
ous businesses. A few of her recent consulting 
assignments have included Perot Systems, 
Maytag Corporation and the government 
of the Bahamas 

In June 2000, LuCY Lefevre Sumner '67 
retired after teaching music for 31 years in the 
Harborfields Central School District in 
Greenlawn, N.Y. 

Retired as a colonel in the U.S. Air Force, Jay 
A. Mengel '68 is now a licensed sea captain, 
piloting boats along the Gulf Coast. 

Ken B. Muhleisen '68 is a technical services 
manager tor Pep Boys in the MIS department 
near his home in Media, Pa. 



Margie Hamilton Sipe, M.S.N., R.N., '68 is 
a professional associate with PYXIS 
Corporation, a division of Cardinal Health, in 
San Diego. 

Dr. Paula K. Hess '69 is special research 
director to the majority leader and director of 
legislative planning and development for the 
Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 

Owner of Hoch Insurance Agency in 
Fleerwood, Pa., certitied insurance counselor 
Franklin S. Hoch '69 has been appointed to 
the board ot directors of the First National 
Bank in Fleerwood. 

In August 2000, James E. Kain Jr. '69 
received the 2001 Master Music Teacher 
Award trom the New Jersey Music Educators 
Association (NJMEA). 

Rev. Dr. Grant T. Nicholls '69 is the pas- 
tor of the Buttzville (N.J.) LInited Methodist 
Church. 

After 30 years ot teachmg, Linda S. 
Rothermel '69 retired as a fourth- through 
eighth-grade music teacher ar the Ocean City 
(N.J.) Intermediate School. 

D E AT H S 

Margaret White Pierson '60 on August 
2000, in Allentown, Pa., at the age of 63. 

Glenn R. Stevens '60 on November 20, 
2000, in Sanford, N.C. A marine veteran of 
the Korean War, he received the 1999 
Governor's Award for Outstanding Service 
and was a co-recipient of the 1999 Sanford 
HerdU Ciiizen of the Year award for his 
volunteer service in numerous organizations, 
including the Salvation Army and Habirat 
tor Humanirv'. 

H. William Nixon '61 on September 25, 
2000, in Hershey, Pa., at the age of 61. He 
was a realtor with Caldwell Banker in Hershey 
and a former music teacher in the Central and 
Lower Dauphin School Disrricts. 

Eileen R. Sabaka '64 on December 31, 2000, 
in Lancaster, Pa., at the age ot 58. She was a 
retired school teacher. 

Judith S. Schwalm '65 in June 2000. 

Ruth B. FL\tter '67 on April 8, 2000. 

Marvin H. Jones '68 on May 16, 2000. 



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ALUMNI PROFILE 



70s 

NEWS 



RlTH Pn fcRSON Bk.^NDT "70 is an allocator in 
the public relations division ol Urban Brands, 
Inc.. in New Jersey. 

Dr. D,\\II) a. Dltm '"0 is manager ot corpo- 
rate technology- initiatives tor PPG Industries 
in Pittsburgh. 

Mary Ann Gilp.airick '"0 sened on the 

American Libran' Associations Caldecott 
Award Committee tor 2001. 

NaNO' Th.^'^'ER T.-U.LNU.\ 70 is the o\\ ner of 
Tallman International, a company that assists 
people in attaining hnancial security'. 

Thonus E. Whittle '"0 is president ot the 
Pennsylvania Flv Fishing Museum .Association 
(PFFiNLA), an organization dedicated to pre- 
ser\'ing the heritage of tly-fishing in the state 
of Pennsylvania. Tom spearheaded the cre- 
ation ot the flv-fishing museum, which 
opened in October 1999 and is located at the 
Allenbur\- Resort Inn in Boiling Springs. 

LiND.\ B. Henderson '^1 is the director of 

residential and day treatment serv'ices tor 
Hathawa\' Children and Family Ser\-ices in 
Svlmar. Calif 

After receiving her master's degree in clinical 
psycholog)' trom the San Francisco School of 
Psycholog)', RoSE.NL^RV E. Sl\.\L\N 71 became 
a licensed marriage and tamily therapist. 

Certified psychoanalyst Dr. J.\NE C. Snyder 
71 is the dean of graduate studies at the 
Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis 
and co-coordinator of the Institute for the 
Study of Violence. 

Management analyst for the state of Colorado, 

Robert Weller JR. 71 is in charge of 

telecommunications for the Division ot 
Youth Corrections. 




Dr. Art Ford '59, who retirl.s this 
'lear after 36 ^'ears of te.vching .at l\'c. 

REFLECTS IN FRONT OF MlLLER CHAPEL. 



FULFILLING A 
LIFELONG DREAM 



BY HEATHER ROBINO 




At ttie age of 14, Judith (Fonken) Grem, M.D., '72 (above) already 
knew she wanted to study medicine. "I had a romantic notion of doing 
good and helping people, going on an unselfish kind of mission. 
Once I wrote in my diary that I had a dream of being a doctor, I figured I had to 
go for it." 

A graduate of Thomas Jefferson University Medical School in Philadelphia, 
Dr. Grem is now living that dream, having spent the last 24 years as the staff 
physician at the Harrisburg State Hospital. There, she tends to the medical 
needs of approximately 330 mental health patients. What has been most 
fulfilling about her career, spent entirely at one institution? "The hospital has 
always been a pleasant atmosphere in which to work. The medical care we 
provide is not intensive, but we all work together to help the patients." 

Grem credits Dean Emeritus Dr. Clark Carmean H'85 for "discovering " her, 
arranging for a full scholarship and enabling her to pursue her lifelong 
ambition. "Dean Carmean and his wife, Edna, were wonderful people who had 
a lot of faith in me," she remembers. "My parents didn't have a lot of money, 
so it was really Dean Carmean who enabled me to go to college. Good grades 
at LVC can get you a good start in medical school — it certainly did for me." 

Grem also found mentors in Dr. Paul Wolf and Dr Allan Wolfe, both of whom, 
she says, "were dedicated to excellence in their field. Ttiey cared about your 
education and made you feel at home." 

"I was a little hyper in college — I wanted to go to med school so badly and I 
studied very hard," she adds. "I might have gone a little crazy at a bigger 
school, but LVC is such a warm community, and Paul and Allan were always 
there to talk to when I needed them." 

Heather Robino is a Downingtown-basep freelance writer. 



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Valley Dogwoods 



BY DR. SUSAN VERHOEK 



Three species of dogwoods are beautifying the 
campus Arboretum as you read this. IVIany LVC 
alumni have wall<ed by the flowering dogwood 
grove on the Academic Quad near the Humanities 
Building. Although the number of trees in the grove has 
dwindled with time, two of the old trees remain to delight 
the campus in spring. Many of you have heard the true, but 
old botanical "joke" that you can tell a flowering dogwood 
by its bark (get it?), but you can also tell that it is the flower- 
ing dogwood species by the notch in the snowy white or 
pink bracts around the small central flowers. 

The dogwood has a story of religious symbolism associated 
with it. It is supposed that this is the tree used for Jesus' 
cross because the four bracts are arranged in a cross shape. 
The notches at the tips of the bracts are the nicks in the flow- 
ers made when nails were used to hang Jesus on the tree. 
Moreover, the nicks are tinged dark pink with the Savior's 
blood. It is a good story, but flowering dogwoods are small 
trees and are native to North America, not the Holy Land. 

The other showy dogwoods, the Kousa or Japanese 
dogwoods, have pointed white bracts. These trees have been 
recent additions to the Arboretum because they are more 
resistant to current dogwood diseases. When its leaves are 
fully developed, Kousas flower later into June than the 
flowering dogwoods. In the autumn they produce a raspber- 
ry-pink compound fruit. 




A dogwood at the steps to Blair Music Center 

Two of our Arboretum commemorative trees are Kousas, one 
in the Peace Garden honoring Frederick Hoff and one on 
Bollinger Plaza in memory of Grace Wolfe. 

Bollinger Plaza is also the place for the third dogwood 
species, the cornelian cherry (Cornus mas). The yellowish 
flowers are small and are not surrounded by showy bracts, 
so the tree is not as striking in bloom as its later cousins. But 
the species is a precious sign of spring. It quietly blooms as 
a yellow cloud in March or April when the weather is still 
chilly and nothing else but the witch hazels are flowering. 
Later in the summer the flowers produce the red, cherry-like 
edible fruits that give the species its name. 



Dr. Susan Verhoek is a professor of biology at Lebanon Valley College. 



Dr. Ross W Ellison 72 recently performed 

r%vo organ recitals at the historic Bruton Parish 
Church in Colonial Williamsburg, Va. He 
also performed in a faculty tecital at 
Millersville (Pa.) University. 

The latest mystery by WiLLIAM M. J0NE5 72, 
A Chameleon hi the Plumbing, is available 
online in paperback or e-book through 
www. ! stbooks.com. 

Robert P. Glick 73 is an associate professor 
of music and worship at Erskine College and 
Seminary in Due West, S.C. 

Dr. Wayne D. Johnson 73 is senior project 
manager for The Dow Chemical Company in 
Midland, Mich. 



Harold E. Ladd II 73 is a customer service 
representati\e for Carolina Power & Light 
Company in Raleigh, N.C. 

William J. Morrison 73 is vice president of 

sales and marketing lor Strategic BioSolutions 
in Newatk, Del. 

LVC Trustee Dr. Kristen R. AnGSTADT 74 
is chair of the communications advisory 
committee and a member of the lead 
gifts committee for the College's "Great 
Expectations" campaign. 

Reiki master Chris E. Hanna, MSW, 74 is 
co-founder of the Rising Sun Healing Center 
in Burlington, Vt. The center provides indi- 
vidual therapy for physical and emotional 
pain as well as classes in prosperity and Reiki. 



In partnership with the Maryland Music 
Educators Association (MMEA), Mary 
DeLoache Jennings 74 collabotated with 
the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to create 
teacher materials and progtam notes for the 
2000-2001 concett series. Mar)' has also 
appeared in community theater productions 
of the Pajamn Game and Nunsense. 

Delaware Science Council president-elect, 
William Phifer 74, is a senior program 
manager and software engineering, institute- 
authorized lead assessor tor Electronic Data 
Systems in Exton, Pa. 

Brenda McClelland Messera 75 is the 
coordinator of Christian education at St. 
Paul's United Methodist Church in 
Charlotte, N.C. 



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In August 2000, CW3 James R. Sprecher 75 
retired as a Chief Warrant Officer Three from 
the U.S. Army after 23 years of service. Upon 
his retirement, he received the Legion of 
Merit for 10 years of superior sen.'ice to Army 
Intelligence. During his career, James also 
received the Knokon Award for intelligence 
excellence from the U.S. Army IntelHgence 
School and Center at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., 
as well as the Bronze Star for his ser\'ice dur- 
ing Operation Desen Storm. He continues to 
work for the U.S. Army Intelligence and 
Securit)' Command as a senior intelligence 
analyst for the Armv Cr)-ptologic Office at the 
National Securiu' Agency located at Fort 
Meade, Md. 

Denise Dietrjch Brown 76 was promoted 
to director of sales and marketing at Aerospace 
Display Systems, LLC, m Hatfield, Pa. 

After 20 years with the L'.S. Marine Corps, 
John J. Baker Jr. 77 has retired and is now 
the business manager for HCR Manor Care 
near his home in Ir\ine, Calit. 

Celebrating 10 years of ser\'ice, LiNDA 
Weax'ER Blair 77 is the cataloging coordina- 
tor for the Siblay Music Librar.' at the 
Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.\'. 

Recently, ROBERT S. pRn 77 was promoted 
to vice president of knowledge management 
and proposal de%'elopment with RS 
Information Svstems, Inc., an intormation 
technologN' and engineering firm headquar- 
tered in McLean, \'a. He has written an 
article, titled "Knowledge Management," for 
the Knowledge-Centric Organization Toolkit, 
a CD-ROM training resource produced tor 
the U.S. NaN-y and released worldwide. In 
addition, another article, titled "Knowledge 
Management, Proposal Development, and 
Small Businesses ' appears in the February 
200 1 issue of the Journal of Management 
Developynent. published by the Cranfield 
School ot Management at Cranfield 
LIniversit)' in Bedfordshire, England. 

In April 2000, Sheiu M. Roche-Cooper 77 
enjoyed a trip to Ireland where she visited 
with relatives. 

Selene A. Wilson 77 is the manager of 
EB Kids in the Court at the King of Prussia 
(Pa.) Mall. 

Re\'. Connie R. Bl'rkholder 78 is a mem- 
ber of Good Companv, an 18-voice womens 
ensemble based in Ames, Iowa. 



Frank C. Destro 78 is the vice 

president of Tulthill Coupling Group 
in Berea, Ohio. 

JeffeR^- L. Rezin 78 received the 
2000 Environmental Stewardship 
Award from the Friends of the 
Shenandoah River. 

Patricu L. VanOstenbridge 78 ^ 

and Thomas Lanno were married on 
November 4, 2000. 

Baxter A. Becker 79 is special proj- 
ect coordinator in the department of 
marketing for the Christian Broadcast 
Network in Virginia Beach, \'a. 

KENT\-ETH C. ReICHNLVsN 79 is a principal 
technical staff member for AT&T 
Laboratories in Red Bank, N.J. 

GlORL^ J. SCARLE 79 is owner of Triad 
Construction Serv'ices, Inc., a general con- 
tracting firm in Tampa, Fla. 

DEATHS 

Dennis M. Grwbill 71 on November 3, 
2000, in Harrisburg, Pa., at 50 years of age. 

Rev. D.wiD C. Shellenberger 71 on 
September 3, 2000, at the age of 51. He was 
the former pastor of Bethel Hill L'nited 
Methodist Church in Worcester Township, 
Pa., were he served tor 25 years. 

'80s 

NEWS 

RON.UD E. BL^^Tn '80 is a medical ph\sicist 
tor the Hershev (Pa.) Medical Center. 

JiMMIE L. POGLE '80 is the chief financial 
officer and chief marketing officer of Dental 
Network of America, a subsidiar.' ot Blue 
Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois. 

Marsha V. Poust '80 is manager of 
investment programs in the trust dep,irtment 
at Unisys Corporation in Blue Bell, Pa. 
Her husband, MARTIN R Werkheiser '83, 
is a master artisan and owner ot Wood Works 
in Harlevs\ille, Pa. 




1980 Dltch.men Hlrler 

Completing his doctoral degree in educational 
leadership and the Pennsylvania superintend- 
ent certification program at Lehigh University, 
Dr. R'\^7i10ND J. Boccm '81 is the supervi- 
sor of curriculum in the Neshaminy School 
District in Langhorne, Pa. He and his wife, 
Lisa N.\PLES Bocclti "82, continue to be 
active performing musicians and offer lessons 
in their own private music srudio. 

Elizabeth Scott Confessore '81 and her 
husband, Fred, welcomed a son, Charles 
James, on July n, 2000. Elizabeth is a music 
teacher in the Harrison (N.J.) School District. 

M\RK A. Douches '81 is a nerwork securit)- 
analyst for GPL? Energ)- in Reading, Pa. 

James G. Gl\sgovc Jr. '8 1 is the executive 
director, real estate banking, for L'BS Warburg 
in New York Cirv. 



After completing a fellowship in infectious 
diseases at the Universit)- of Pennsvlvania 
School of Medicine in June 2000, Dr. D.\NIEL 
K. Me^TR '81 presented research findings at 
the 3Sth annual meeting of the Infectious 
Diseases Societv ot .America that was held in 
New Orleans September ~-10, 2000. 
Recend)- he was named assistant professor ot 
medicine in the division of infectious diseases 
at Cooper Hospital-L'niversirv Medical Center 
in Camden. N.J. 

Owner of .\liltord Pawn, Inc., in Milford, 
Del.. Charles R. S.\PP '81 is the pianist tor 
"Kathie .Martin and the Hot Rods," a 50s and 
60s show band. 

FiJl-time violinist JLOITH Le.\.NZ.\ 
Steinme^TR "81 is the personnel manager for 
the Washington, D.C.. Chamber Symphony. 

C^XTHiA Kremposkt Stolght '81, M'9~ is 
an operations analvst for Capital Blue Cross 
in Harrisburs, Pa. 



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CLASS NEWS V* NOTES 



Jill Shaffer Swanson '81 operates a market- 
ing consulting firm, Special Projects 
Marketing, near her home in Boalsburg, Pa. 

RoseMariE K. Urb,an '81 is the executive 
director of Halcyon Activities Center, a 
member of the International Association 
of Ps>'chosocial Rehabilitation Services, in 
Lebanon, Pa. 

CFLyu.ES J. Fischer Jr. '82 is a middle school 
special education teacher and varsity football 
coach in the Mont%'ille Township School 
System in New Jerse\-. 

Georgian Court College in Lakewood, N.J., 
promoted MlCR\£L F. GROSS, Ph.D., '82 
to professor of biolog\' and appointed him 
assistant dean for program initiati\es. 

R. Todd Gleason '82 is part of the manage- 
ment team at DLC Management, a parking 
and transportation firm in Philadelphia. Todd 
is responsible for the management of a num- 
ber of hospital parking and transportation 
locations throughout the cir\'. 

Glenn A. Hoffnlvn "82 recently visited the 
LVC campus and held an informal talk with 
students on how his LVC experience has 
benefited him. Glenn is a business systems 
analvst for Fireman's Fund Insurance 
Company in California. 

M.\RTR\ J. Champlin '83 and Ken Williams 
were married in September 2000. Martha is a 
nurse practitioner in Downingtown, Pa. 

Joy Furlong Dalley '83 is an Asia/Pacific 
route manager for Concert, a subsidian,' of 
AT&T in Morristown, N.J. Joy is responsible 
for terminating all international traffic to 
the foreign telecommunications carriers and 
negotiating rates. 

Dlvne L. Heinz, DVM, '83 is a veterinarian 
at the Old Dominion j-Vnimal Health Center 
in McLean, Va. 

Suz,\NNE Dlr\xa Hoff.m.ax '83 is a clerical 
assistant for R & R Construction Company 
in Chester, N.J. 

Associate pastor at the First Presbyterian 
Church in Franfort, Ind., Rfv. Thomas B. 
Jameson '83 received a master of divinin,' 
degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological 
Seminary in Januarv' 2000. 

Dr. Clifford L. Leavian '83 is a professor of 
saxophone at the Universiry of South 
Carolina's School of Music in Columbia. 



Automated Graphic Systems of White Plains, 
Md., recendy promoted THOMAS J. BOYLE '84 
to vice president of sales and customer service. 

Jon M. HeiSE\' '84 is project executive for the 
Walker Group/CNI, Inc., in New York Ciry. 

Rebecca Fisher Rickenbach '84 recendy 

received certification from the state of New 
Jerse\' to be an assisted living administrator 
Rebecca is currently the administrator of 
/•Mterra Sterling House in Florence. 

Jill Trostle WenriCH '84 is director of 
bands for the Lower Dauphin High School in 
Hummelstown, Pa. 

Paul M. Gouza '85 is president of the 290- 
member Newtown Historical Association, Inc. 
Paul was co-editor of a 164-page photo book 
capturing the e\'er\'day life of Newtown at 
the turn of the 20th centun,', tided Early 
Newtoiun, A Pictorial Presentation of Newtown, 
Pennsylvania. 

Andrew F. Grider '85 is a music teacher at 
Camp Curtin Elementary School in 
Harrisburg, Pa. 

Barbara Donnell Osenkarski '85 recently 
retired from her teaching position at 
Pennsylvania College of Technologv' in 
Williamsport. 

Lynn D. DeWalD '86 is an administrative 
analyst in the Di%'ision of Information 
Technology for the state of New Jersey. 

Retiring from WernersviUe (Pa.) State 
Hospital in Septembet 2000, Sfwron M. 
Jackson '86 works part time as a communin- 
resource specialist. 

KimberlY Pearl KeENE '86 and her husband, 
Ned, welcomed their second child, daughter 
Aidan Grace, on August 7, 2000. 

Susan Corbett Simonton '86 is accounting 

manager for Obie Media Corporation in 
Eugene, Ore. 

Mark N. Sutovich '86 is a technical sales 
representative for Air Products & Chemicals, 
Inc., in Charlotte, N.C. His wife, MELISSA 
Miller Sutovich '88, is a volunteer tutor. 

Kathleen Hogan Bajor '87 and her hus- 
band, Ron, welcomed their second child, 
Meghan Elizabeth, on November 19, 2000. 




1970 Engle Hall 

Eve Lindemlth Bodel-X '87 and her hus- 
band, Reynald, climbed to the summit of Mt. 
Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa, in 
October 2000. Eve is an independent interna- 
tionalization consultant to the sofrware and 
Internet industries through her company, 
Bodeux International in Denver, Colo. 

Denise Heckler Carey '87 and her husband, 
David, welcomed their third child, daughter 
Christine, on April 6, 2000. 

Bonnie Shermer Crawford '87 is self- 
employed as a music teacher in Allentown, Pa. 

Gil C. Eng '87 was promoted to marketing 
coordinator for NETSEC, a company that 
provides network security solutions located in 
Herndon, Va. 

On July 28, 2000, STEPHANIE BUTTER 
GL'NDERMANN '87 and her husband, 
Raimund, welcomed their second child, son 
Christian Michael. 

Melissa Moyer Hipps '87 and her husband, 
John, welcomed Adeline Nellie Ruth, their 
second child, on June 7, 2000. 

Patricia Radu Klotz '87 is a human 
resources manager at California State 
Universitv'-San Marcos. She ser\'es two 
churches as organist and pianist. 

On November 4, 2000, Dr. Micrael J. 
Reihart '87 and Melissa J. Ankrum were 
married at Asbury United Methodist Church 
in York, Pa. Michael is a partner and physician 
with Lancaster Emergency Associates at 
Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital. He is also 
the medical director of the Lancaster Cit)' 
Police SERT team, a deputy Lancaster County 
coroner and the medical director of the Sexual 
Assault Forensic Examiner program. 

Dr. Mary Beth Seasholtz '87 was inducted 

into Upper Perkiomen (Pa.) School District's 
Academic Hall of Fame on September 30, 
2000. 

Godftey Advertising in Lancaster, Pa., has 
named JOSEPH M. Snavely '87 company 
controller 



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CLASS NEWS (S- NOTES 



ALUMNI PROFILE 



A LINEAGE OF 
LIFELONG LEARNING 

BY NANCY KETTERING FRYE 80 



T 



he Physics Department of Lebanon Valley 
College may be relatively small in size, but it 
has proven undeni- 



ably mighty in impact. 
Two LVC physics alumni, Tom 
Bross '69 and Jim Nelson '60, have 
each won the Presidential Award 
for Excellence in Mathematics and 
Science Teaching (PAEMST); Bross 
was the Pennsylvania recipient in 
1984; Nelson, in 1985. 




Tom Bross '69 



In addition to sharing this prestigious honor, these two also 
share in the lineage of LVC professors devoted to lifelong 
learning and teaching. While constantly "keeping up" with 
evolving developments in physics, each has also conducted 
countless teaching workshops, from Georgia to Germany. 
Recently, along with fellow LVC alumna Mary Jean Bishop 
'84, the trio collaborated on an article published in the 
January-February 2001 issue of Educational Technology. 

While Bross and Nelson came to LVC for different reasons, at 
different times and from different backgrounds, both found 
in the LVC Physics Department "the perfect place." Each 
found the quality of teaching so exemplary that their lives 
have become imbued with a similar passion for excellence. 
One generation of excellent teachers seems to "beget" 
another; or, as Nelson observes, "Teaching is like genetics!" 

Nelson, who came to LVC from Chambersburg, Pa., planning 
to major in music, taught for 30 years at Harriton High 
School, Rosemont, Pa. Currently, he is the K-12 science 
curriculum specialist for Seminole County Public Schools, in 
Sanford, Fla. For his countless innovative contributions to the 
teaching of physics and the professional growth of physics 
teachers, the American Association of Physics Teachers 
has honored Nelson with the Excellence in Pre-College 
Physics Teaching Award for 2000. "I have found my calling 
in physics," he says, crediting the influence of his LVC 
physics professor, Dr. "Jake" Rhodes '43. "He loved physics, 
he loved teaching, and he was always ready to go the extra 
mile," Nelson remembers. 



Bross, who since 1975 has been teaching grades 10-12 at 
Moravian Academy in Bethlehem, Pa., admits he could 
probably earn more elsewhere. But, he loves teaching ways 
of logical thinking and sound understandings to small class- 
es of college-bound students. "Physics is its own authority; it 
has its own system of logic," he explains. 

Bross, who grew up on a Lebanon County family farm, 
remembers his boyhood delight in learning to fix things, his 
fascination with how electric fences worked and his joy in 
looking at the stars. When his father encouraged him to "sign 
up" for a high school physics course, Bross said he "wasn't 
even sure what physics was." His father wisely responded, 
"It's all the stuff you like!" 

As a senior, Bross attended Physics Day at LVC, the Alma 
Mater of his mother (Rosalie Reinhold Bross '45). "I liked 
the lab, the equipment and especially the people," he recalls. 
At LVC, Bross says he found many excellent teachers in 
many disciplines, including Rhodes, Fay Burras '60, 
Dr. George Struble and Dr. Pierce Getz '51, who directed the 
concert choir in which Bross sang for four years. 

Particularly enthralling, however, was the teaching style of 
physics professor Robert O'Donnell. "His preparation was 
carefully detailed; he taught for understandings, not just 
memorizations to get us to pass a test," Bross recalls. "His 
explanations were always clear and concise; his notes and 
drawings, precise. I took most of my courses from him. 
Actually, he was the best teacher I've ever had, from grade 
school through graduate school. I try to follow his style in my 

own teaching." 

ijH^^^^^I ^*> Dr. Rhodes, now professor 

'^^WH^^B ?*'.*(•) emeritus, continues to fol- 

^^^ ''* ^ low the careers of his for- 

mer students with great 
interest and delight. He 
remembers both Bross and 
Nelson "very fondly," and 
is especially pleased that 
both have chosen teaching. 

Professor emeritus Dr. "Jake" Rhodes '43 




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



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CLASS NEWS 0?" NOTES 



CAMPUS PROFILE 



SLATE-OF-THE-ART 

BY SUSAN MUMA 




Dr. Stephen MacDonald, vice president for academic 
affairs and dean of the faculty, and Michael Zeigler, 
director of client services in the information tech- 
nology services (ITS) department, witnessed the advent of 
the Internet and web technology. They wondered how best 
to deliver the power of the Internet to the Lebanon Valley 
College community. Together they considered workshops, 
new technical staff and interactive software. Eventually, the 
search narrowed to web-based software that could augment 
traditional teaching methods and expand the classroom 
experience, in short, "e-learning." 

To bring e-learning on campus. Dr. MacDonald joined his 
colleagues at three colleges to form a group named ELMS 
(named for the participating institutions: Elizabethtown 
College, Lebanon Valley, Messiah College and Susquehanna 
University). ELMS is an innovative and historic collaboration 
that provided the schools a critical mass to negotiate with 
e-learning software suppliers. Together, the four schools 
purchased the rights to a package called Blackboard 
Courselnfo 5.0. Lebanon Valley is the first of the four 
institutions to implement the software. This semester, 
17 faculty members are using Blackboard in 42 classes, 
involving over 500 students. 

Zeigler, and a team consisting of faculty, ITS staff and regis- 
trar's office staff, were instrumental in Lebanon Valley's early 
success with the software. Because of the team's efforts, 
Lebanon Valley "went live" with Blackboard a full six 
months before the other ELMS schools. Notes Zeigler, "We 
were anxious to get e-learning technology. I think students 
were looking for it. We had professors creating their own 
web pages, which can be very cumbersome. It is amazing 
how well faculty and students have adapted to Blackboard." 

Using Blackboard, professors can post class syllabi, 
announcements, assignments, discussion topics and 
quizzes. Students access course information through the 



<<<< Jeff Intoccia '02 works in the 
computer lab in Bishop Library. 



Lebanon Valley web site by using a protected password. 
Students can participate in online discussions, take quizzes, 
check grades and even perform assignments before their 
due date. Dr. MacDonald believes the software expands the 
classroom experience. "We see Blackboard as a way to help 
students learn better. It is an electronic complement to the 
way professors teach. Faculty use the software's communi- 
cation aspects, the chat rooms and discussion points, to get 
the juices flowing before class." 

Dr. Katie Kolbet, assistant professor of chemistry, is a 
campus leader in using Blackboard. Last year. Dr. Kolbet 
created her own web pages for students. The implementa- 
tion of Blackboard has simplified the process. She now posts 
lecture notes, practice quizzes and discussion questions. But 
the most valuable feature for her students is the gradebook. 
"Most students want to know how they did on a quiz right 
away. With Blackboard they can check their grade at any 
time, even 2 a.m. It helps ease their mind." 

Dr. Angel T. Tuninetti, assistant professor of Spanish, is also 
part of the first wave of Blackboard users. His students are 
asked to check Blackboard two or three times a week for 
current events, news and class announcements. Like other 
faculty members. Dr. Tuninetti believes this expands his 
options as an educator. "In general, the Internet is here and 
going to stay. I don't think Blackboard is going to replace the 
classroom, but it is important to work with the Internet and 
software like this. It's also important to motivate students to 
become familiar with the technology and to use it." 

Dr. MacDonald knows it is too early to tell whether imple- 
mentation of Blackboard has changed the way Lebanon 
Valley's professors teach, but he does credit the initiative to 
expanding and lengthening classroom conversation. As 
Dr. Kolbet explains, "A lot of students are shy about speak- 
ing up in class. This gives students a way of communicating 
that simply wasn't there before." 



Susan Muma is a freelance writer from Gaithersburg, Md. 



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The Valley 



CLASS NEWS C* NOTES 



Andrea M. Tindley '87 is a daycare- 
licensing representative for the central region 
of the Department ot Weltare based in 
Harrisburg, Pa. 

Steven H. Witmer "87 and Lynne Fogle were 
married in March 2000 in Carmel, Calit. 

In May 2000, HOLLV ZiMMERER '87 and 
William Begley were married. Holly is a sys- 
tems engineer for EMC Corporation in 
Phoenix, Ariz. 

Dr. Sha\x'n M. Fitzgerald '88 is an assistant 
professor ot educational foundations and spe- 
cial services at Kent State L'niversin- in Ohio. 

Dr. Chrlstlw S. Hama.vn '88 is a visiting 
assistant professor at Franklin and Marshall 
College in Lancaster, Pa. 

JeaNE Weidner Serrlan '88 teaches mathe- 
matics at Hamburg (Pa.) .\rea High School. 

ROSELYNE Trubilu "Watkins '88 passed the 
psychologist licensing exam in April 2000. 

On July 8, 2000, BETH Trolt Coder '89 
and her husband, Brian, welcomed their 
second child, Tvler James. 

Linda Foerster G.^RDNER '89 is an interna- 
tional trade specialist for the Commonwealth 
of Pennsylvania. 

MiCHELE D. ReICHERT '89 is the curator of 
the National Watch and Clock Museum in 
Columbia, Pa. Her husband, M.'\TTHE^x■ D. 
Vera '90. is a research scientist for Wveth- 
Ayerst Research in Pearl Rixer, N.\'. 

Drlt Koons Verble '89 is a senior paralegal 
for Cooley Godward LLP in San Diego, Calif 

Christopher S. Strohl '89 is a financial 

analvst for Prudential near Ocean, N.J. 

'90s 

NEWS 



Tho\MS Ross Ball '90 and Michele Ann 
Garger were married recently in the Church 
of the Holy Spirit, Palmyra, Pa. 

Stephen Michael Bobar '90 and Julie Anne 
Mayes were married on October 21, 2000, in 
St. Anne Byzantine Catholic Church in 
Harrisburg, Pa. 

John S. Brenner '90 is the controller for 
York, Pa., and director of the state Fire and 
Emergenc)' Senices Institute. 

On December 1 , 2000, Dr. Kevin Dempse^' 
'90 and his wife, Michele, welcomed daughter 
Sarah Madalvn. Kevin is the director of out- 
patient ser\ices for a Phil.tdclphia-area chemi- 
cal dependency treatment center. 



"One Proud Stance" is the title of the debut 
recording by SHARON BaRR DOLGHERn' '90. 
The CD ot original tolk/rock music can be 
tound on the Authentic Records label. In 
addition to touring as a solo and opening act, 
Sharon works for What Are Records?, an 
independent Colorado record label. 

Laura Baird Henczel '90 is a teacher in the 
Selma (Ariz.) City Schools. 

On November 1 1, 2000, LiNDA M. HePLER 
'90 and Joseph A. Rosito were married. Linda 
is the district operations specialist tor the 
Pennsylvania House ot Representatives. 

Dlvne Capece Hertzog '90 was named 
teacher ot the year at South Western High 
School in Hanover, Pa. She is a guest lecturer 
at Shippensburg University. Her husband, 
Rorv C. Hertzog '90. is a commercial loan 
officer at People's State Bank in Hanover. 

Rachel Snyt)ER Hills '90 is a fourth-grade 
teacher tor the Baltimore C'ountv Public 
Schools. 

Daniel R. Nldo '90 is marketing 
coordinator tor Mideast /-Muminum in 
Mountaintop, Pa. 

Matthew P. O'Beirne '90 and his wife. 
Janet, welcomed their first child, Julianne. on 
May 10. 2000. Matt is a project manager for 
PHS Health Plans in Neptune, N.J. 

On June 1 1 , 2000, SuSAN P.artilla Rilati 
'90 and her husband. JOSEPH F. RiLATT '91, 
welcomed a daughter, Sara Ashley. Sue is a 
stay-at-home mom and Joe is the senior vice 
president/regional manager ot commerci.il 
ser\ices for Fulton Bank in Harrisburg, Pa. 

On July 13, 2000, Kristln Brandt Scharf 

'90 and her husband, D.ivid, welcomed iden- 
tic.ll t\vins Charles Robert and Christopher 
D.ivid. 

Steven W. Schrack '90 is a design engineer 
at East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc., in 
Lyon Station, Pa. 

Annette Bo'^tes Siork '90 is the human 
resource manager for G. Earl Martin. Inc., in 
Terre Hill, Pa. 

Stephen Trapnell '90 is a corporate 
communications specialist at D&E 
Communications Inc.. in Ephrata, Pa., and an 
adjunct instructor at Elizabethtown College 
where he teaches reporting and news writing. 
Steve is also a member ot LVC's "Great 
Expectations" campaign communications 
advisors' committee. 




1991 l\'c defense keeps 
Dickinson .aw.av fro.m the go.al. 

Earl R. Weaver '90 is an IT risk manager for 
ICG Commerce, On-Line Procurement 
Services, in Jenkintown, Pa. 

On July 2, 2000, Catherine R. Wheeler '90 
and Jeffrey L. Yeagle were married m Fallston 
(Md.) United Methodist Church. Catherine 
is a music teacher at Bel Air Middle School 
in the Harford Counu' Public Schools, 
Bel Air, Md. 

Dr. Kristen L. Clrran '91 received a doc- 
toral degree in biologv" and is on the faculty at 
the Universit)' of Virginia. 

Carol Swiavtlv Derram '91 is the supervisor 

of intern teachers at Lehigh Universit)' in 
Bethlehem. Pa. 

Wendy C. H.allid.A'^ '91 is a self-emplo\ed 
massage therapist in Sedona, .^riz. 

Brlan a. Rand '91 is a regional manager for 
Southwestern Bell Corporation in Dallas. His 
wife, Rebecca Dlg.an-Rand '92, earned an 
administrator ot assisted living license and is 
the director ot residential lite .sciences at CC 
Young Memori.ll Home, a multi-level retire- 
ment communirv-, in Dallas. 

Michelle B. Horne '91 is an engineering 
technician for Flex Products. Inc., in Santa 
Rosa, Calif 

Brend.alyn D. Krvsiak '91 is the general 
manager of the Holiday Inn Express Hotel 
&: Suites in Schoh.izic, N.Y. 

Chad L. McN.alc.HTON '91 is logistics man- 
ager for Milton Hershey School/SODEXHO 
in Hershev, Pa. 

D.AV1D P. Stovtr '91 is wholes,ile account 
manager for C'J s Tire &.' .Automobile Service 
in Birdsboro. Pa. His wife. TraCY' Smith 
Stover '91. is senior audit manager for the 
PriceWaterhouse Coopers accounting firm 
in Philadelphia. 



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CLASS NEWS fif NOTES 



Brian D. Wassell, CPA, '91 is a partner in 
the firm Trout, Ebersole & GrofF LLP in 
Lancaster, Pa. 

On June 11, 2000, ROBERT M. WHITE '91 
and his wife, Rebecca, welcomed a daughter, 
Elisa Joy. Robert is a sixth-grade teacher at 
Lititz (Pa.) Elementary School. 

Dr. Joseph Alia '92 is a private practice 
physician in Phoenix. 

Donald K. Binner Jr. '92 is an 

industrial engineer for Tyco Electronics 
in Harrisburg, Pa. 

Michael B. Bodine '92 is a systems engineer 
at Cargas Systems, Inc., in Lancaster, Pa. 
His wife, Michelle May Bodine '92 is a 

stay-at-home mom. 

Karina Hoffman Bohm '92 is the director of 
nursing for Ephrata (Pa.) Manor 

R. Hille Craig '92 received an award of 
recognition from the Florida State Attorney's 
office for her mentoring contributions to the 
Drug Education for Youth program over the 
past three years. 

DWNE J. Dobberke '92 is an adjunct faculty 
member at the University of Wisconsin - 
Oshkosh. 

James A. Hargrow Jr. '92 is serving as a 
supply pastor at Alloway Nazarene Church 
in Salem, N.J. 

Brlwe a. Henny '92 is a graphic designer for 
Dick's Sporting Goods in Pittsburgh. 

Gregory A. High '92 is director of develop- 
ment tor High Hotels, Ltd., in Lancaster, Pa. 

Denise L. Klinger '92 is the president and 
owner of The American Spirit located in 
Annapolis, Md. 

Rodney Joseph Paul, Ph.D., '92 received his 
doctoral degree in applied economics from 
Clemson University. 

KiMBERLY S. Sollenberger '92 is a preven- 
tion/inter\'ention specialist for the 
Cumberland and Perry Drug & Alcohol 
Commission in Carlisle, Pa. 

In November 2000, David M. Slllfvan '92 
was appointed the acting deputy director for 
the State of Delaware Division of Revenue. 
His wife, Catherine Crissman Sullivan '94 
received a certificate in management from the 
University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School 
of Business. 

Stephen A. Teitelman '92 is a mobile inten- 
sive-care nurse for Capital Health System in 
Trenton, N.J. 



Christa M. Wachinsh '92 is an intensive 
case manager tor Northwestern Human 
Services in Bethlehem, Pa., providing commu- 
nity-based counseling for mentally ill adults. 

James W Windham M'92 is the newly 

appointed director ot LVC's Lancaster Center. 
Jim is also an .idjunct instructor at Lebanon 
Valley College. 

Dr. KrISTIE A. ZaNGARI '92 is a physician 
with Primary Health Network in Farrell, Pa. 

On October 31, 2000, Mark E. Benson '93 
and his wife, AMY Clewell Benson '93, wel- 
comed twins, Sarah Whitney and Andrew 
Clewell. Mark is the general manager of Joe 
Benson and Sons Inc. in Rochester, N.Y. 

Michael P. Boyer '93 is a business consultant 
tor Kuntz Lesher, LLP, in Lancaster, Pa. 

Wendy M. Burkert '93 is a pact program 
coordinator for Piedmont Developmental 
Services in Concord, N.C. 

Stephen M. Hand '93 is a human resources 
supervisor for Huntsman Petrochemical 
Corporation in Houston. 

Melissa Atkins Hulet '93 is a senior chemist 

for Pharmaceutics International, Inc., in Hunt 
■Valley Md. Her husband, Stanley W HuLET 
'93, is an N.R.C. postdoctoral fellow at the 
U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of 
Chemical Defense. 

R. Thomas Stone '93 is the assistant 

principal for Eastern Lebanon County 
Middle School in Myerstown, Pa. 

Recently receiving a doctoral degree in neuro- 
science from the University of Wyoming, 
Dr. Michael E. Smith '93 was the recipient 
of a postdoctoral National Research Award 
by the National Institutes of Health. He is 
currently a fellow in the behavioral science 
department at Pennsylvania State University's 
College of Medicine. 

On February 16, 200 1 , JONATHAN D. 
WeSCOTT '93 and his wife, DEBORAH 
BULLOCK WeSCOTT '95, welcomed a son, 
Benjamin William. Jon is LVC's director of 
residential life and Deborah is LVC's a.ssistant 
director of alumni programs. 

David A. Aulenbach '94 and his wife, 
Christine Morello Aulenbach '95, became 

the proud parents ot twin boys. Charles David 
arrived at 1 1:40 p.m. on June 12, 2000, and 
Joseph Harold arrived at 12:16 a.m. on June 
13, 2000. Christine is on a two-year maternity 
leave from her position as a middle school 
band director. David is the director of bands 



at Randolph (N.J.) High School. Based on the 
numerous awards and concert-band contests 
won under David's direction, the school's 
wind ensemble and symphonic band were 
invited to play at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln 
Center in May 2001. 

Jonathan J. Black '94 is product-marketing 
engineer for GlobeSpan, Inc., in Red Bank, 
N.J. His wife, Janice Bayer Black '96, is a 
stay-at-home mom. 

MiCHELE L. BoTTOMLEY '94 is a teacher at 
the Garden Academy of Morgan Hill in 
San Jose, Calif 

Christopher L. Chandler '94 is a fifth- 
grade teacher in the Pleasant Valley School 
District, Monroe County, Pa. 

Paul W. Dissinger '94 is a high school social 
studies teacher tor the Iredell-Statesville 
(N.C.) Schools. 

ScOTT M. KUREN '94 is a home and school 
visitor for the Steelton-Highspire School 
District in Steelton, Pa. 

Steven J. PrOGIN M'94 is the chief financial 
officer of Fox Chapel Publishing Company in 
East Petersburg, Pa. 

Teresa M. Scianna '94 is sales and marketing 
manager for Big Bear Promotions in 
Kutztown, Pa. 

Heidi L. SchweeRS '94 is a retention-market- 
ing analyst tor CDNow.com. 

Kirk A. Seesholtz '94 is a teacher in the 
Millville Area School District in Columbia 
County, Pa. 

A graduate research assistant at Ohio State 
University, Lynn M. Sosnoskie '94 is working 
towards a doctoral degree in crop science after 
receiving a master's degree in plant pathology 
from the University of Delaware. 

Jill HuleT SotTILE '94 and her husband, 
David, welcomed their tirst child. Kathryn 
Elizabeth, on October 12, 2000. Jill is the 
automated services manager at the Hershey 
(Pa.) Federal Credit Union. 

Matthew J. St. Georges '94 is manager of 

Valley Auto Body King in Simsbury, Conn. 

Beth A. Weachter '94 is associate director of 
the Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society in 
Harrisburg. 

On September 16, 2000, STEPHEN Lee Zeiber 
'94 and Cassandra Leigh Tshudy were married 
in LVC's Miller Chapel. Stephen is a sales 
manager for PCSl in Reading, Pa. 



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1996 siNGiiis PLWER Melissa Fritz 

Cell^ C. Bill,\L\N '95 is the vourh minister at 
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in 
Greensburg, Pa. 

Matthew S. Campbell '95 and Kathy Wolfe 
were married on June 1". 2000. 

BrlV\ C. D.ams '95 is a chemist at Wyeth- 
Ayerst in Marietta, Pa. 

On November 11, 2000. ROBERT Dlw '95 
and Lori Cantelmi were married in Our Ladv 
ol Pompeii Catholic Church, Bethlehem, Pa. 

JODI L. GlOSSNER '95 is assistant editor of 
Techtarget.com and lives in Newton, Mass. 

On November 4, 2000, J.-\SON C. Sav '95 and 
L1Z.A A. Br\NDT '98 were married at the 
Assumption ol the Blessed X'irgin Marv 
Church in Lebanon, Pa. Jason is the webmas- 
ter tor Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon 
and Liza is employed in the asthma research 
department of the Penn State College of 
Medicine. 

ThONUS J. Sposito M'95 has been appointed 
chief executive officer ol Pennsylvania State 
Bank. He will o\ersee the bank's fi%e locations 
in Cumberland and Dauphin counties. 

TriCIA L. Bender '96 is the national account 
representative for Hershe\' Foods Corporation 
in Hershey, Pa. 

Listed in the 2000-2001 edition of the 
National Dean's List, ALEXANDRA HuMMER 
Bl-VCK '96 was inducted into the Phi Theta 
Kappa honor societv-. A student at 
Montgomery Counn,' (Pa.) Community 
College, ,\lexandra is planning to anend 
Gwynedd-Mercy- College in pursuit ot a 
degree in nursing. 



Currently the director of nursing at 
Communit)- Hospital ot Lancaster, ELIZABETH 
Clerico Eshbach, R.N., '96 received a mas- 
ter's degree in health education from Penn 
State University in December 2000. 

On July 8, 2000, JENNIFER LvT^N Hotz.vlan 
'96 and NUtTHEW Ry.\N '96 were married in 
LVC's Miller ChapeL 

JOV ChESLOCK HrUSK.\ '96 is an immigrations 
inspector lor the L'.S. Immigration and 
Naturalization Ser\ice at the Newark 
(N.J.) Airport. 

L'i'NNE MoRRELL-KlL-NK '96 is a vocal music 
teacher for the middle school in the Hatboro- 
Horsham School District in Hatboro. Pa. 
Lynne also serves as the districts marching 
band instructor. 

KriSTOFER a. KraLSE '96 is a senior developer 
for Buttonwood Group Technologies in 
Boulder, Colo. 

Kelly Fisher McKinnev '96 and her 
husband, Steve, welcomed a son, Sean, 
on October 12,2000. 

Christine L. Meloskie '96 is a resource 
coordinator at North Metro Communir\' 
Ser%ices in Westminster, Colo. 

Rebecca Miller '96 and Stephen M. Mozi 
'96 were married on June 10. 2000. Rebecca 
is an assistant actuary- for GMAC RE 
Corporation m Mt. Laurel, N.J. Ste\e is 
senior research technician tor the Campbell 
Soup Company in Camden, N.J. 

A graduate ^.tudent and teaching assistant at 
Miami Universin', LWRENCE W. MoORE '96 
is pursuing his doctoral degree in musical .irts. 

On June l-i. 2000, K\REN PUL '96 and 
Daniel Bien were married in L\'Cs Miller 
Chapel. Karen is a quality analyst tor the 
health sen-ices division at Siemens Medical 
Corporation. Inc., in Malvern, Pa. 

John C. RldeGLMR '96 is director of finance 
for Penn National Gaming, Inc., in 
GrantN'ille, Pa. 

TON'Y'A M. Showtrs '96 is an accounting 
supen.isor at .Axnerimax Home Products, Inc.. 
in Lancaster, Pa. Tonya earned her certified 
public accounting license in January 2000. 

Jodie L. Smith '96 is a special education 
teacher at J.R. Tucker High School in 
Richmond, \'a. 



On July 8, 2000. J.\.\iEs L. Snelb.\ker '96 
and Stephanie E. Snoke were married at 
St. David's Evangelical Church in Dover, Pa. 
Both teach at West York Area Junior High 
School. 

In June 2000. MlCR\£L T. Sx\.\I.M '96 
received a master's degree in taxation from 
Denver L'niversit)-. 

Brl\.n T. Ston-ER '96 is the president of 
Procinct, Inc., a business intelligence and data 
v\-arehousing consulting companv located in 
Chicago. 

Kl.MBERLY S. TOZZI '96 is a fifth-grade teacher 
for the Salt Lake City School District. 

Brian M. W\r.ner '96 is senior commercial 
credit analyst for Che%y Chase (Md.) Bank. 
His wife, KiMBERLY McC\BE WARNER '98, is 
the field service engineer for X'arian, Inc.. a 
chromatography s\'stems business in 
Columbia, Md. 

Jennifer A. Yohn '96 and Gregory D. 
TOBIN III '96 were married on May 6, 2000 
in LV'Cs Miller Chapel. Jennifer is a 10th- 
grade English teacher at Cedar Crest High 
School in Lebanon, Pa. 

Christopher L. Zepior\ '96 and Wendy 

Marie Bean were recently married in 
.•\sr\vood Park, Bermuda. 

M\RC v. AtttnO '97 is a nerwork analxst at 
Lucent Technologies in Breinigs\'ille. Pa. His 
wife, Erin Bl FFINGTON Atti\0 '98, is a read- 
ing and English teacher at Blue Mountain 
Middle School in Orwigsburg, Pa. 

Robert A. Bedn.\rczy'k '97 is a chemist in 
the pharmaceutical division of Johnson 
Matthey in West Depttord. N.J. 

Melissa Ble^:zgis '9" is a teacher at the 
Wordsworth .Academy in Harrisburg, Pa. 

D.w^ .\1.\H\N Bordogna '9~ is a solution 
consultant/engineer tor Computer.-\id. Inc.. in 
Wilmington. Del. 

On .-August 5, 2000, JENNIFER L. B\TRS '9" 
and Jason B. Kopp '9~ were married in L\'C's 
Miller Chapel. Jenniter is a paralegal with Post 
&: Schell in Camp Hill. Pa. Jason is a comput- 
er technician with Hanover (Pa.) Computer 
and Business Technology Center. 

Heather Mor\n C\.mpbell '9" is an 

elementary string teacher in the Wilson 
School District, Reading. Pa. 

Andre.^ Hendricks Cro^t-E '9~ is the 
children's choir director tor St. James Lutheran 
Church in Huntingdon. Pa. 



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CLASS NEWS C*" NOTES 



Sr\RON M. CurTIN '97 is a customer service 
specialist for the Park Cirv' Center of the 
Farmers First Bank in Lancaster, Pa. 

On November 4, 2000, ROBERT J. DANGLER 
'97 and Addy L. Trager were married at 
i^scension Lutheran Church in Willow Street, 
Pa. Robert is a graduate student at Widener 
LTni\-ersit\- and is employed by Lancaster- 
Lebanon (Pa.) Intermediate L'nit 13, 
Community Schools Program. 

Joseph M. Dattoli '97 and Ann M. Fowl 

"97 were married on July 15, 2000, at St. 
Mary's Catholic Church in Lancaster, Pa. 
Joseph is a senior buyer for Bechtel Power 
Corporation in Frederick, Pa. Ann is a sec- 
ond-grade teacher in the Manheim (Pa.) 
Township School District. 

A senior buyer for Alcoa Inc. in Lebanon, Pa., 
Holly LandiS Ford '97 received a master's 
degree in business administration from 
Johnson & Wales University, R.I., in August 
2000. 

On August 19, 2000, MlChLAEL A. HOLCK '97 
and Despina M. HaZATONES '99 were married 
at the Greek Orthodox Church of the 
Annunciation in Lancaster, Pa. Michael is a 
technical assistant buyer for United Concordia 
Inc. in Camp Hill, Pa. Despina is a Spanish 
teacher at Lebanon (Pa.) High School. 

M.\THER B. HlTCHENS '97 and his wife, Sybil, 
welcomed daughter Shannon Long on 
Februarys, 2001. 

Ch.\D T. Keiser '97 and Dr. Jayne A. LeGore 
were married recently in Montego Bay, 
Jamaica. Chad is an elementary vocal music 
instructor and assistant director for the high 
school marching band in the Red Lion (Pa.) 
School District. 

Patrick M. King '97 is staff accountant for 

Anderson j^ssociates, LLC, in Baltimore. 

Danielle S. Kraft '97 is a payroll/benefits 
accountant for the Great Valley School 
District in Malvern, Pa. 

S.\R.AH E Met^^llo '97 is a teacher at South 
Eastern Middle School in Fawn Grove, Pa. 

On July 29, 2000, Stacey L. MillER '97 and 
John E. Page were married at Trinity 
Episcopal Church in Williamsport, Pa. Stacey 
is a special education teacher at Shore 
Education Collaborative in Boston. 

Ross W. MOWERY '97 is associate pastor of 
Mount Hope United Methodist Church in 
Aston, Pa. His wife, JENNIFER PaLAZZI 
Mowery '97, is the youth and teen director at 
the Brandywine YMCA in Coatesville. 



Karen M. NeaL '97 is a chromatography 
technician for Wyeth Ayerst Laboratories in 
Marietta, Pa. 

Pamela A. PedriCK '97 is executive director of 
Precious Life Ministries Inc. in Ft. Myers, Fla. 

Jason M. Reese '97 is pharmaceutical/vaccine 
sales consultant for Glaxo-Smithkline (former- 
ly Smithkline Beecham) in Philadelphia. 

An account executive tor Hood, Light and 
Geise, Inc., in Harrisburg, Pa.. An'N B. Scott 
'97 was a 2000 Capital Gold Award winner 
for copy-writing at the International 
Association of Business Communicators 
ceremony held in Harrisburg. 

During the summer of 2000, CHRISTINA 
SteinbaCHER '97 spent three weeks in Japan 
studving the country's educational system, 
explaining American educational ideas and 
learning about the culture through a scholar- 
ship from the Fulbright Memorial Fund 
Teacher Program. She is incorporating her 
experiences into her hfth-grade classroom at 
Union Canal Elementary School in Lebanon, 
Pa., helping her students understand cultural 
diversity. Christina also co-presented at the 
University of Pennsylvania Ethnography 
Forum m March 2000 regarding an ongoing 
studv of gender differences within the science 
classroom. 

Jill R. Trenn '97 is a human resources repre- 
sentative for BISYS Insurance Services in 
Harrisburg, Pa. 

On May 20, 2000, Brett W. TrOUTMAN '97 
and Michelle L. Clark were married. 

Rev. Carol S. Zearing '97 and Harrison 
Price 111 were married last August at Calvary 
United Methodist Church-Colonial Park, 
in Harrisburg, Pa. Carol is the pastor of 
the Millerton, Daggett and Jackson Center 
L'nited Methodist Churches. 

Mindy Yuong Arroyo '98 is internal auditor 
for Ablest Staffing Services in Cleanvater, Fla. 

Danielle L. Boileau '98 is the alcohol/sub- 
stance abuse education coordinator for Rollins 
College in Winter Park, Fla. 

Giovanka BrignONI '98 is a teacher of the 
visually impaired for the Orange County 
Public Schools in Orlando, Fla. 

Susan M. Douts '98 was promoted to level II 
accountant at the Lancaster, Pa., firm of Ross 
Buehler Falk & Company, LLP, where she 
works in the firm's tax department. 

Michael J. Duck '98 is an associate scientist 
at Xenobiotic Laboratories in Plainsboro, N.J. 



Rebecca M. Elliott '98 is a math teacher in 
the Cocalico School District in Lancaster 
County, Pa. 

Lisa L. Evans '98 and Ryan M. Dorsey were 
married at First United Methodist Church in 
Palmyra, Pa., last September. Lisa is the assis- 
tant director of social services at Moravian 
Manor in Lititz. 

Candice Falger M'98 is the 2000-2001 
coordinator of LVC's Master of Science 
Education program. 

Jon R. Fetterman '98 is an agent with State 
Farm Insurance in Carlisle, Pa. 

Christine R. Fritz '98 is metals section 
super\'isor for Envirodata Group in 
Lexington, Ky. 

Andrew P. Geist '98 is a water quality spe- 
cialist for the Pennsylvania Department of 
Environmental Protection in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 

His wife, Jennifer Negley Geist '98, is the 
quality assurance/qualiry control officer for 
Hawk Mountam Labs, Inc., in Hazelton, Pa. 

On July 22, 2000, N.cthan J. Green.walt 
'98 and Angela L. Hupp were married at the 
Church of the Good Shepherd in Lebanon, 
Pa. Nathan, the son of Sus.W GreenaWALT, 
LVC's assistant to graduate studies and contin- 
uing education, is a sixth-grade teacher at 
Lickdale (Pa.) Elementary School for which he 
designed a homework web page tor students 
and teachers. 

Brandy L. R\R,\I0N '98 is the choir and 
handbell director tor Henry County Schools 
in Bassett, Va. 

Allison E. Henry '98 is a field auditor for 
Chrysler Financial in Horsham, Pa. 

Tina M. High '98 and Darrel Harnish were 
married on July 1 , 2000, at Willow Street 
(Pa.) Mennonite Church. 

On November 18, 2000, JOY E. HooVER '98 

and Matthew E. Gobrecht were married at St. 
Pauls United Church of Christ in 
Sto\erstown, Pa. Joy is a chemistry teacher at 
William Penn Senior High School in York. 

Jodi Weindel HORST '98 is a third-grade 
teacher in the Haverford School District in 
Havertown, Pa. 

Ann Kane '98 is a senior accountant at 
Goldberg Rosenthal, LP, in Jenkintown, Pa. 
Ann passed the certified public accountant 
exam in May 2000. 

James R Kelly '98 and Laura B. Graybeal 
'99 were married on October 2 1 , 2000, in 
New Park, Pa. Jim is a customer serv'ice man- 
ager with Kasde Systems in Philadelphia and 



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CLASS NEWS c* NOTES 



Laura is a human resources administrator with 
MEDecision Inc. in Wayne, Pa. 

GUSTAV H. MeRKLE rV '98 is the assistant 
store manager for CVS Pharmacy in 
Levirtown, Pa. 

Arthur S. Nisbeth '98 is regional financial 
analyst tor BP Corporation in Parsippany, N.J. 

Elizabeth M. Pond '98 and Pedro Colon 
were married on September 2J, 2000. 

ShERRI DuNKERLEY Rowland '98 is a teacher 
in the West Shore School District in Camp 
Hill, Pa. 

WiLLWM M. Schwartz '98 is a sales support 
representative for Sprint PCS in the 
BaltimoreAVCashington metropolitan area. 

On July 22, 2000, Amy SchiMPF '98 and 
Brl\N Stahl '98 were married at First United 
Methodist Church in Frackv'ille, Pa. Am\" is a 
sales representative at Pepper Music Store in 
Paoli and Brian is the hand director at Upper 
Moreland Middle School in Hathoro. 

David R. S.mith II '98 is the supervisor of the 
Berks County (Pa.) Youth Center. 

Robert A. Stauffer '98 is payroll anal\st for 
Brueners Home Furnishings Corporation in 
Lancaster. Pa. 

Anni Shockey- STOTEL\nTR '98 was promot- 
ed to director of admissions at the Brooke 
Grove Foundation, a retirement communiry 
in the Washington area. 

Carrie L. Still '98 was promoted to assis- 
tant marketing manager at Idea Group 
Publishing in Hershey. Pa. 

On November 18. 2000, P.UL A. VoLLBERG 
'98 and ERIN E. P.A.\50N '00 were married at 
Columbia (Pa.) United Methodist Church. 
Paul is an instrumental music teacher tor 
Pennridge School District in Perkasie and Erin 
is the assistant credit manager at Triad Metals 
International in Willow Grove. 

In December 2000, Wendy A. WARNER '98 
received a master's degree in occupational 
therapy trom Thomas Jefferson L'niversitv in 
Philadelphia. 

Organist tor Abington (Pa.) Presbvterian 
Church, M.^TTHEVl' D. W.ARY '98 received a 
master's degree in sacred music trom the 
Westminster Choir College of Rider 
Universit)- in Princeton, N.|. 

jERENEi' D. Wilson '98 is a single-tamily 
housing technician for the L'.S. Department 
of Agriculture, Rur.il Development, in 
Harrisburg, Pa. 



A SPECIAL REUNION 

:RY long 



BY HARRY LONG 




Class Members and Spouses 

[Front row) left to right: Marion Schade Stauffer, Grace Immler, Arlene Schlosser Keller, 
Sara Schott Fisher, Jean Myers Swanson, Jane Klucker Mowery, Evelyn Spitler Wild 

[Middle row] left to right: Barbara Kolb Beittel, Richard Immler, Gladys Flinchbaugh Slenker, 
Paul Fisher, Jeanne Kitchen Winemiller, Wayne Mowery, Harold Wild, Kathryn Albert Heckard 

[Back row] left to right: Dale Beittel, Robert Stauffer, Paul Slenker, Thomas Winemiller, 
John Rauch, Betty June Gingrich Rauch, Nancy Johns Nevins 

According to Dr, Paul Fisher '47, the 1947 class of LVC's Music Conserve 
School has a "a unique camaraderie." This group has held reunions 
annually since 1980, although they had occurred sporadically since 1949 
when Fisher and his wife Sara '47 used the woods of her parents' Cornwall Farm 
for the first gathering. 

In the days before the conservatory became the Music Department, "It was kind 
of separate yet part of the whole," Fisher says, "When you were a member of the 
Conserve it was a little prestigious," But Fisher thinks the bond is more the result 
of all 25 members of the class becoming involved to some extent in church music 
after graduation. In fact, part of the reunion tradition is a church service with all 
class members participating, "One person will play the prelude, another person 
will play an offertory, another one a postlude," Sara explains. 

Arlene Keller '47 notes another special aspect, "It's because they came back 
to us." Troops began being mustered out of the Army in late 1945 so the class 
of '47 was the first class whose male graduates were largely GIs returned from 
World War II, "They didn't come back as boys; they came back as men who 
had now become expert musicians" from the experience of playing in various 
service groups. 

Still she notes, "We girls were a close-knit group (because) we spent four years 
together. The men came into the class the last year or two," And so in 1980 she 
organized a luncheon at the Olde Greenfield Inn near Lancaster just for the 
women after a break of nearly 20 years — years that for most were too busy with 
careers and raising families to include reunions, "And then the fellows were a lit- 
tle jealous and said, 'We should do this together,'" laughs Fisher, 

In 1987 the class had its first "overnight" and instituted the church service that, 
according to Sara, always ends "with 'The Lord Bless You and Keep You'; it used 
to be the concluding piece when the Glee Club gave concerts," 

"It's a very unique group, Keller claims, "It's the one reunion where you walk in 
and it's as though you were together last week and you start right in again," i 

H.\RRY Long is a freelance writer from Lebanon, Pa, He has written for 
The Lebanon Daily News. Cuss/c Images, Film Score Monthly and Film Fax. 



Spring/Summer 2001 



CLASS NEWS C NOTES 



AnTHONT R. BOZZANCA '99 is interactive 
designer tor UGO Networks in New York. 

April Mitchell Cramer '99 is front 
desk manager for the Best Western Inn in 
Hershey, Pa. 

Jessica Bostdorf Davis '99 is an admission 

counselor for LVC. 

Joshua A. DiFiorio '99 is an information 
technology' associate tor the Commonwealth 
ot Pennsylvania in Harrisburg. 

Fred J. ElSEL '99 is vice president ot invest- 
ments tor the First Carolina Corporate Credit 
Union in Greensboro, N.C. 

Trevor J. Enck '99 and Kell'i A. Rom '00 
were married on July 22, 2000, in LV'C's 
Miller Chapel. Trevor is a sLxth-grade teacher 
at Blue Ball Elementary School in the Eastern 
Lancaster County (Pa.) School District. Kelly 
is employed by New Song Community' 
Church in Annville. 

Sarah Broadhurst Farrell '99 is a teacher 
for the Jamesburg (N.J.) Board of Education. 

On June 10, 2000, David L. Ferrari '99 and 
VlCKI MuSSER '99 were married at St. Maria 
Goretti Church in Hatfield, Pa. David is an 
actuarial assistant with Guardian Life 
Insurance Company and Vicki is a sales repre- 
sentative with Innovative Design & 
Publishing in Bethlehem, Pa. 

Monica A. Fitzgerald '99 is a fifth-grade 

teacher in the Pequea Valley School District at 
Leacock Elementary School Gordonville, Pa. 

Jared p. Fleegal '99 is the supervisor at IFR 
Furniture Rentals & Sales in Lancaster, Pa. 

Cherie a. Forry '99 is a customer ser\'ice 
representative tor United Concordia 
Companies, Inc., in Harrisburg, Pa. 

Matthew J. H.'\,\s '99 is a credit analyst for 
the /Allegis Group in Lithicum, Md. 

Amie M. Jumper '99 is a counselor at the 
Sexual Assault Resource and Counseling 
Center (SARCC) in Lebanon, Pa., as well as a 
psychiatric assistant at Philhaven Hospital in 
Mt. Gretna. 

George E. LaGONIS '99 is an order manage- 
ment analyst with Hershey (Pa.) Foods 
Corporation. 

KiM M. Mark '99 is a stay-at-home mom liv- 
ing in Myerstown, Pa. 

Kenneth Medina M'99 is a planning associ- 
ate for AXA Advisors, LLC, of Lancaster, Pa. 



Jennifer Methner '99 is a forensic sciennst 
with the Pennsylvania State Police at the 
Harrisburg Regional Crime Lab. 

April Jo Mitchell '99 and Daniel A. Cramer 
were married recently in LVC's Miller Chapel. 
April is the front desk manager at the Best 
Western Inn in Hershey, Pa. 

Andrew J. Panko '99 played for the NBAs 
Atlanta Hawks with a 10-day contract. Andy 
continues to be a leading scorer as a member 
ot the International Basketball League's New 
Mexico Slam. 

Vernon E. Pocius Jr. '99 is an engineer for 
Hershey (Pa.) Foods, Inc. 

Dana Martin Rudy '99 is a kindergarten 
teacher at the Good Shepherd Education 
Centet in Waldorf Md. 

Rayna E. Schell '99 is an administtative 
assistant tot Rite Aid Corporation in Camp 
Hill, Pa. 

Witmer & McCoy Inc. has promoted 
Kenneth D. Schwebel M'99 to the position 
ot controller. 

Chad R. Slabach '99 is the uniform and tex- 
tile manager for HERCO in Hershey, Pa. 

A third-grade teacher in the Red Lion (Pa.) 
School District, Daniel R. Strobeck '99 is 

the junior varsity basketball coach for the 
district. 

Connie L. Sumner "99 is an actuarial associ- 
ate for Towers Perrin in Philadelphia. 

On June 3, 2000, ALICIA J. Way '99 and 
Donald E. Gallagher Jr. were married at St. 
Mark's United Methodist Church in Mount 
Joy, Pa. Alicia is an investment representative 
forTH.E. Financial Group in Mount Joy. 

Mark W. Wells '99 and Angela M. Koch 
'00 were married on September 9, 2000. 
Mark is the senior family service specialist tor 
the state of Delaware Division of Family 
Services in Newark. Angela is a marketing 
specialist in the continuing education 
department at Cecil Community- College 
near Elkton, Md. 

DEATHS 

Cindy L. Dehoff '93 on July 17, 2000, in 
Dallastown, Pa., at the age ot 43. She was a 
fifth-grade teacher in the North East School 
District. 

Frank J. Deutsch '93 on June 27, 2000, in 
Harrisburg, Pa., at the age of 51. He was an 
associate research scientist with Hershey Foods 
Corporation. 

Nicole Weikel '94 on July 3 1 , 2000. 



'OOs 



NEWS 



Kristi L. Baker '00 is a customer 
account analyst tor Warner Lambert/Pfizer 
in Lititz, Pa. 

KiMBERLY S. Bard '00 is a first-grade teacher 
in the Eastern Lebanon County School 
District in Myerstown, Pa. 

Elizabeth R. Barton '00 is a special educa- 
tion instructional assistant in the Hatboro- 
Horsham (Pa.) School District. 

On September 9, 2000, MARSHA A. Beiler 
00 and Scott Kaufifman were married at 
Memorial United Methodist Church in 
Quarryville, Pa. Marsha works in the 
Lancaster County controller's office. 

Paula J. BerGER '00 is a graduate student at 
Lutheran Theological Southern Seminar\', 
Columbia, S.C., working toward a master of 
divinity degree. 

Melissa K. Binder '00 is an executive secre- 
tar\- at the Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital. 

Beth Brennan '00 received a scholarship 
from the National Association of Water 
Companies' (NAWC) Pennsylvania chapter 
and is attending the Bayer School of Natural 
Environmental Sciences at Duquesne 
University in Pittsburgh, Pa., pursuing a mas- 
ter's degree in environmental science and 
management. 

On November 18, 2000, Danica JEANNE 
BrOXX'N "00 and Matthew G. Weaber were 
married at Derr)' Presbyterian Church in 
Hershey. Pa. 

Erica L. Bruner '00 is an elementary music 
teacher in the Saucon Valley School District 
in Hellertown, Pa. 

Terry L. Buda 00 is an admission counselor 
at LVC. 

Carrie A. Clinton '00 is a first-grade teachet 
at Nor\'iew Elementary School in the Nortolk 
(Va.) Public Schools. 

Elizabeth A. Cramer '00 is a payroll tax 
accountant tor Rite Aid Corporation in 
Harrisburg, Pa. 

Lisa A. Crnkovich '00 is a sixth-grade 
teacher at Sacred Heart Elementary School in 
Lancaster, Pa. 

Brlw S. Crotty '00 is the men's 
clothing/outerwear assistant buyer tor Boscov's 
Department Stores in Reading, Pa. 



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AliBRKY Danilowicz '00 is therapeutic staft' 
support at Indiana (Pa.) Counn,- tluidance 
CenttT. 

AlisaN S. Davis '00 is a residential eounselor 
for behavioral senices at Philhaven Hospital 
in Mt. Gretna, Pa. 

Laiira DeGr,\i I '00 and Lee Calto were mar- 
ried on September 2.^. 2000. Laura is an 
advertising traFhe coordinator tor AgVC'eb.com 
based in King of Prussia, Pa. 

Rita Donecker '00 is therapeutic staff sup- 
port at Familv Behavioral Health Program in 
York, Pa. 

Melody S. Enck '00 is a student at the 
Universit)' of Minnesota in St. Paul enrolled 
in the College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Heather L. Erb '00 is a placemenr services 
caseworker tor the Dauphin Count)' Social 
Services for C'hildren and \()uth m 
Harrisburg, Pa. 

Christopher J. Evans '00 is a music teacher 
and high school band director in the Panther 
Valley School District in Lansford, Pa. 

Emily M. Eager '00 is an analytical chemist 
for the Chesapc\ike Bay Laboratories in 
Maryland. 

Lisa J. FaSOLD '00 is an elementary music 
teacher in the Mid-West School District in 
Middleburg, Pa. 

John A. Fedock '00 is the manager of infor- 
mation systems for Web development for the 
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance 
Agency in Harrisburg. 

A graduate student at LVC, James C. Filbert 
'00 is a unit education and training manager 
for the Pennsylvania Air National Guard in 
Middlerown, Pa. 

Heather M. Gateau '00 is a graduate assis- 
tant for athletic bands at Temple University in 
PhiLidclphia pursuing a master's degree in 
music education. 

Melissa M. George '00 is a long-term substi- 
tute seventh-grade language arts and reading 
teacher at Millersburg (Pa.) Area Middle 
School. 

Kristina M. Haines '00 is a qualir\- control 
analyticiil chemist at McNeil Consumer 
Healthcare in Fort Washington, Pa. 

Stephanie A. Harnisii '00 is a program assis- 
tant tor rhe C'entral Susquehanna 
Intermediate L'nit in Harrisburg, Pa. 

Christina J. Hart '00 is a sixth-grade 
teacher tor Prince George's Public Schools in 
Suitland. Md. 



Stac V L. HeLHOWSKI '00 is a si,xth-gr.ide 
teacher at William Beanes bJementarv School 
in Suitland, Md. 

Jennifer L. Hersiiev '00 is a fourth-grade 

teacher in the Palmyra (Pa.) School District. 

Hlmher C. Hess '00 is director of the Sylvan 
Learning Center in Frederick, Md. 

Kenneth R. Horst '00 is a teacher in the 
Lebanon (Pa.) School District. 

Recently Sheila How'ari h '00 and Matthew 
Wynn were married at the Middletown 
Presb)'terian Church in Middletown, Pa. 
Sheila is a second-grade teacher at G.C. 
Credle School in Oxford, N.C. 

Mary Joyce B. Isaac '00 is a therapist for 
Rehabilitation Specialists in Haledon, N'.I. 

RON.'\LD C. ISGAFE '00 is attending 
Widener Universir\' School ot Law in 
Wilmington, Del. 

On February 16, 2001, KimberlyA. Kolib.ab 
'00 graduated as an ensign trom the U.S. 
Coast Guard's officer candidate school. 

On luly 29, 2000, S,\RAH A. KlINGENS.MITH 
'00 and D.AVlD O. Kneier '00 were married at 
Chiques LInited Methodist Church in Mount 
lov. Pa. Attending Sarah and John at their 
wedding were Sl'ZANNE M. Sn.MIE '00, Laura 
M. Cooper '00, Hilary L. McLaughlin '00, 
Christopher T. H.\.ak '97 and John L. 

Conner '99. Sarah is a German teacher in the 
Elizabcthtown (Pa.) Area School District and 
David is an English teacher in the Manheim 
(Pa.) Fownship School District. 

Nancy S. Kostuk '00 teaches sixth- through 
t\velfth-grade chorus and general music in rhe 
Watertord (Conn.) Public Schools. 

Kathrvn E. Laepple '00 works at the 
Philadelphia Museum ot Art. 

Mictiaei R. Lam.-\R(.a '00 is an actuari.il assis- 
tant for Conrad M. Siegcl, Inc., in 
Harrisburg, Pa. 

GWEN E. LWSON '00 is a hfth-grade teacher 
in the Pearland (Texas) Independent School 
District. Gwen teaches reading, language arts 
and social studies. 

Tara H. Leberknight '00 is a seventh- and 
eighth-gr.ide Spanish teacher for the 
Elizabcthtown (Pa.) .\rea School District. 

Eric B. Leighow '00 is a graduate student at 
the |ohn F. Donahue School ot Business at 
Duquesne L'niversity in Pittsburgh. 




Dr. Michael Grella, chair of the 
Deparimext of Edl'cation, retires 

this spring after 21 YEARS OF 
TEACHING .AT LVC. 

Susan M. Liddick "00 is a traffic anal\'st 
for Tyco Elecrronics (formerly AMP, Inc.) 
in Harrisburg, Pa. 

Fei Liu "00 attends graduate school at Scripps 
Institute in La Jolla, Calif 

James M. Lore 00 is production supenisor 
for Gemplus, a worldwide provider ot 
smart card-based solutions tor securirw 
wireless and e-business applications, in 
Montgomery\'ille, Pa. 

MiCELAEL C. M.ANN "00 is the assistant front 
desk manager at Spinner's Inn ot Hershey, Pa. 

Emily S. Martin '00 is a reporter with 

The Record HeraWm Waynesboro, Pa. 

Hilary L. McLaughiin '00 is an elementary- 
music teacher at Roundtown Elementar)' 
School in the Centr.il York (Pa.) School 
District. 

KiMBERLY A. Meredith '00 is a recruitment 

specialist tor Stivers Stafhng Senices in 

Philadelphia. 

Cindy L. Miiler '00 is a staff accountant for 

Beard & C"onipan\' in .\llenrown. Pa. 

Stephanie L. Molei ress '00 is a human 

resources coordinator tor L".\l Group, Inc.. 
in Reading, Pa. 

LoRI .-V. Mil I '00 is a gr.iduate student at 
lohns Hopkins L'niversit\- in B,iltimore 
majoring in biochemistr\/niolecular biolog)-. 

Ashley Mithi fr Crust '00 is a music 
director in the Shenando.th \ "alley School 
District in Shenandoah. Pa. 

Angela R. Nash '00 is a staff account.int 
at Dorwari, .Andrew &: Company in 
Lancaster, Pa. 



Spring/Summer 2001 



CLASS NEWS & NOTES 



Ann B. Na^XOR '00 is the secretary to the 
superintendent for the Annville-Cleona 
School District, Annville, Pa. 

R. Cale Newswanger '00 is a developmental 
engineer for Procter & Gamble in 
Mehoopany, Pa. 

Michael J. Nipple '00 is an information 
sen'ices anal\'st for the Hay Group, a world- 
wide human resources consulting firm, in 
Philadelphia. 

AiVLVNDA S. Ott '00 is an English teacher 
and a field hocke\' coach at Eastern Lebanon 
Countv' High School in Myerstown, Pa. 

Elizabeth A. Owens '00 is a third-grade 
teacher at Shiloh Elementary School m 
Union County, N.C. 

Kelly A. Pannebecker '00 is a copy editor for 
the Prince George's Jourmi/ in Lanham, Md. 

Greta L. PaUCEK '00 is a graduate student at 
the University of Marv'land-Baltimore 
Counr.- majoring in marine biology. 

Lisa Dourte Pfaltz '00 is an actuarial 
assistant for Conrad M. Siegel, Inc., in 
Harrisburg, Pa. 

D,\NIEL N. Pfeil '00 is project manager for 
Moore Business Communications Services 
in Thurmont, Md. 

Keith A. Phoebus '00 is restaurant manager 
at the Red Brick Station in Baltimore. 

Sherri L. Popejoy '00 is therapeutic staff sup- 
pon at Philhaven Hospital in Mt. Gretna, Pa. 

Jason E. Potten '00 is a ninth-grade math 
teacher for the Central Bucks School District 
in Doylestown, Pa. 

Christopher D. Probst '00 is a graduate 
teaching assistant majoring in trumpet 
performance at the University of Arizona 
in Tucson. 

Scott \f/. RadCLIEEE '00 is a microbiologist 
for Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals in Litirz, Pa. 

Stephanie M. Reed '00 is a graduate student 
majoring in experimental psychology at North 
Carolina State University in Raleigh. 

Amy' J. Reese '00 is therapeutic staff support at 
Edgewater Children's Services in Hanover, Pa. 

Melissa A. Rhoads '00 is a physics teacher at 
Bucks Counry Tech High School in Fairless 
Hills, Pa. 

CORI M. Rife "00 is a marketing assistant for 
the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum 
Commission in Harrisburg. 



Micfl\EL J. Ridler '00 is an actuarial assistant 
fof Guardian Lite Insurance Company in 
Bethlehem, Pa. 

Beth M. Rine\L\N '00 is a seventh-grade 
band director at Capital School District in 
Dover, Del. 

MiCFLVEL S. Robinson '00 is the band direc- 
tor m the Philadelphia Area Catholic Schools. 

Selena L. Rodgers '00 is attending graduate 
school at Messiah College in Grantham, Pa., 
majoring in sports medicine and sports exer- 
cise science. 

JenMEER RokOW'SU '00 is a veterinarian tech- 
nician for Dr. Edward Minnagh V.M.D. in 
Hershey, Pa. 

Serenity' M. Roos '00 is a second-grade 
teacher in the Schuylkill Haven (Pa.) Area 
School District. 

Stephen M. Rosenfeld "00 is events 

coordinator at Watermark Press in Owings 
Mills, Md. 

JeN'NIFER L. Ross '00 is an office administra- 
tor and server at the Outback Steak House in 
Wyomissing, Pa. 

T.AR.\ A. Rl HL '00 is a teaching assistant at 
Wordsworth Academy in Harrisburg, Pa. 

Jessica A. Scfineider '00 is a second-grade 
teacher at Sands Plains Elementary' in 
Baltimore. 

Lisa B. Schr.'^CK '00 is a graduate student 
at the L'niversity of Pittsburgh majoring in 
physical therapy. 

LfNDSAY a. ShATTUCK '00 is a fourth- through 
sLxth-grade music teacher in Pinebrook 
Elementary School in Manalapan, N.J. 

ElSPETH a. Shunfway '00 is therapeutic staff 
support at Lodge Quest, Inc., in 
Chambersburg, Pa. 

Suzanne M. Snare '00 is a human resources 
recruiter for Allegheny Airlines/US Airways 
Express in Middletown, Pa. 

Kelly L. Sonon '00 is an Internet sales repre- 
sentative for Lancaster (Pa.) Newspapers Inc. 

YOKO SpaYDE '00 is an associate specialist for 
Hershey Chocolate in Hershey, Pa. 

Lisa M. Speck '00 is a rehabilitation specialist 
at Keystone Community Mental Health 
Services in Harrisburg, Pa. Lisa is also a grad- 
uate student majoring in clinical psychology 
at Millersville Universit)-. 

Brenda M. Stover '00 is manager of the 
occupational medicine department of 
Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital. 



Heather R. Strlnk '00 is an elementary 
music teacher in the Pottsgrove School 
District in Stowe, Pa. 

Stentn M. Swank '00 is a desktop computer 
consultant for Highmark, Inc., in Camp 
Hill, Pa. 

LORI B. SWEIGERT '00 is a staff auditor with 
Ernst & Young in Baltimore and a graduate 
student majoring in business administration at 
Loyola College. 

Jesse O. Swoyer, CRT, '00 is lead psycholo- 
gy technician at Edgewater Psychiatric Center 
in Harrisburg, Pa. 

Jessica A. Thrush '00 is a technical ser^-ice 
representative tor National Starch and 
Chemical in Berkeley, Ca. 

Christina J. Walker '00 is a teacher in the 
Conestoga Valley School District in 
Lancaster, Pa. 

Ryan T. Willl\MS '00 is a marketing repre- 
sentative for Majesty Marble & Granite in 
West Chester, Pa. 

Kristina M. Windish '00 is a management 
trainee in customer ser\'ice at Gateway 
Companies, Inc., in Harrisburg, Pa. 

On October 7, 2000, Tammy Marie Wolfe 
'00 and Sean G. Nfoll were married at Grace 
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Harrisburg, 
Pa. Tammy is an inventon' analyst for 
Hershey Foods Corp. 

Patrick Woodward '00 is an assistant engi- 
neer for The Hit Factor)' in New York Cit)'. 

Leah R. WoodworTH '00 is a fifth-grade 
language arts and reading teacher at North 
Smyrna (Del.) Elementan.' School. 

On June 24, 2000, KiMBERLY M. Z.\NG '00 
and Scott Brewer were married at 
Mechanicsburg (Pa.) Presbyterian Church. 
Kim is a social worker for the Walnut Street 
Center in Somerville, Mass. 

Elizabeth A. Zerbe '00 is a second-grade 
teacher in the Marion County Public Schools 
in Ocala, Fla. 

NOTES 

In the fall 2000 issue of The Valley, it was 
reported that SAMUEL S. HarniSH '36 and 
TA.MELA I. Bieber '94 were deceased. The 
information we received was incorrect and, 
indeed, both Mr. Harnish and Ms. Bieber 
are still living. 



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The "Valley' 



CLASS NEWS C-- NOTES 



STUDENT PROFILE 



SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS 



BY NANCY KETTERING FRYE '80 




Janine Storti '02 prepares to make a wish while abroad. 



As the first Lebanon Valley College student elected 
to serve a two-yearterm on the Board of trustees, 
Janine Storti '02 is an unusually capable and 
energetic woman. Yet there are at least two com- 
monplace English words this Spanish major seems unable to 
comprehend: boredom and idleness. 

This past fall Storti studied at the Colegio de Espana in 
Salamanca, Spain. Now, she manages to juggle a daunting 
number of disparate demands. In addition to her academic 
course load and her work with the Trustees, she works three 
on-campus jobs, serves as a resident assistant and prepares 
for her student teaching assignment at Palmyra High School. 
"Right now," she exults, "my life is non-stop days, and I'm 
loving it!" 

As the fifth child in a close-knit Phoenixville (Pa.) family of six, 
Storti never imagined her present life. While a student at 
Saint Pius X High School, she enjoyed cheerleading and play- 
ing Softball in addition to working in her father's "50s-style" 
restaurant. Despite having done well in four years 
of Spanish studies, Storti was thinking of a physical 
therapy career. To this end, she applied to four Pennsylvania 
colleges. 

Lebanon Valley College was her second — and final — 
campus visit. Storti remembers, "I came here and, immedi- 
ately, I knew this is where I wanted to be. I 'fell in love' with 



the campus and the people. And, the financial aid I needed 
was provided." She recalls hearing about the off-campus 
options, but assumed she would never choose to study 
abroad. 

Admittedly uncertain about her career goals, Storti decided 
to enter as an "open major." By the end of her first year, she 
realized her aptitude for both French and Spanish exceeded 
her aptitude for the sciences required in the physical therapy 
program. At that point, Storti chose Spanish as her major. 

And, in Spanish professor Dr. Diane Iglesias, she found her 
perfect role model. Encouraged by her mentor, Storti decided 
to take a "leap of faith" and participate in the Salamanca pro- 
gram. This decision meant "leaving everything and everyone 
I've known all my life," she recalls, "and, it was scary!" It also 
meant taking her very first airplane flight, then plunging 
deeply into the culture of another country. "It was a constant 
learning experience. I was forced to speak and understand 
both the language and the culture. I had no choice but to 
learn," Storti explains. 

Back at LVC, Storti has found a dynamic environment 
offering both security and challenges. She has learned 
to question her own assumptions, especially about her 
own capabilities. "I've grown so much each year, and I'm 
constantly learning more and, on many different levels. 
I'm so grateful!"* 



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



Spring/Summer zoo\ 



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:^ LVC WELCOMES NEW TRUSTEES ^ 

The College has witnessed extraordinary growth in the past decade, which has resulted in increased excitement in the activ- 
ity- and participation ot Board members. As such, there are some new names among the Colleges Board of Trustees. In an 
effort to familiarize our alimini, faculty and friends with the people who volunteer their time on behalf of the College, we 
will occasionallv profile newer members of the Board of Trustees. 




Scott Eggert 



Profession: professor of music, Lebanon 
Valley College 

Education: B.F.A., Universit)- of Wisconsin 
at Milwaukee; M.A., University of Chicago; 
D.M.A., University of Kansas 

Why I DECIDED TO BECOME A TRUSTEE OF 

Lebanon Valley College: "It has been a 

professional privilege and a personal thrill 
for me to be a witness of and a participant 
in, the enrichment and transformative growth 
that has characterized the last, unprecedented, 
decade of this institution's history. The faculn- 
of the College expressed its confidence in me 
by nominating me to setve on the Boatd, 
and I am honored to act as my colleagues' 
representative in this body, with the sincere 
hope that we might be able to set the ground- 
work for an even more extraordinar}' decade 
to come. " 

Current Board Committee Assignment(s): 

Facilities Committee 




Ronald J. Drnevich 



Profession: president, Gannett Fleming, Inc. 

Education: B.S., University of Notre Dame; 
Graduate Studies, Carnegie Mellon University 

Why I decided to become a trustee of 
Lebanon Valley College: "I wanted to help 
insure the future success of one of the better 
small, private colleges. " 



Current Leadership Position(s): director. 

Construction IndustPi' Round Table; 
executive committee. Design Professionals 
Coalition; director, Pennsylvania Highway 
Information Association; boatd member. 
Military Heritage Foundation. 

Current Board Committee Assignment(s); 
Facilities Committee, 
Audit Committee 




Richard T. Reynolds 



Profession: president, Reynolds Construction 
Management, Inc.; R.T Reynolds, Inc.; 
Reynolds Consulting Engineers, Inc.; Reynolds 
Facilit)' Management, Inc.; Northstar 
Insurance Company 

Education: B.S., University of Florida 

Why I DECIDED to become a trustee of 
Lebanon Valley College: "I was enthused 

about being part of a growing college with 
great potential." 

Current Leadership Position(s): 

chairman. Capital Club of the LInited Way; 
member, Ridge Leadership Circle; vice-chair- 
man, L'nited Way 2001 Campaign; board 
member. United Way. 

Current Board Committee Assignment(s); 
Presidential Salar)' Review Committee, 
Facilities Committee 




Nadine Peiffer Wethington 73 

Profession: quality consultant, INOVA 
Health System, INOVA Hospital for 
Children Women's Center 



Education: R.N., Lankenau Hospital School 
of Nursing; B.S., Lebanon Valley College; 
M.A., George Washington University 

Why I DECIDED TO BECOME A TRUSTEE OF 

Lebanon Valley College:"LVC is actively 

engaged in an impressive academic, fiscal 
and cultural growth cutve. It is exciting and 
worthwhile to participate in the continuing 
development of this fine institution that 
I am ptoud to call my Alma Mater. I am 
particularly interested in shepherding the 
development of health cate-telated degree 
programs and facilities. " 

Current Leadership Position (s): member. 

Choral Arts Societv- of Washington; Singers 
for All Seasons; Arts Access Ptogram. 

Current Board Committee Assignment(s): 
Strategic Planning Committee 




Frank Rupp Sourbeer '72 

Profession: president, Wilsbach 
Distributors, Inc. 

Education: B.A., Lebanon Valley College 

Why I DECIDED TO become a trustee of 
Lebanon Valley College: "It is an 
opponunity to further enhance LVC's qualir)' 
education, campus environment, outreach 
and endowment programs with the goal of 
providing all students an excellent educational 
expetience. " 

Current Leadership Position(s): director, 
Waypoint Bank; director, The FIACC 
Foundation; ditector. Crime Stoppers of 
Dauphin County; director, PA Beer 
Wholesalers Association; director, Harrisburg 
Area "VMCA; director. Keystone Area Council 
Boy Scouts of America; director. Capital 
Region Chamber of Commerce Militan,- 
Liaison Committee; and many other 
organizations, charities and foundations. 

Current Board Committee Assignment(s): 

Strategic Planning Committee 



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The Vallei' 



Editor's Note: Student trustee Janine Storti 02 is profiled on page 29. 



VALLEY NEWSMAKERS 



©WELCOME TOO 





Dr. Stagey Ann Ruch has been named 
assistant professor of physical therapy. 
She has served as an adjunct professor at 
LVC and has also taught at the Penn State 
Hershev Medical Center and Penn State 
Universit)'. Ruch holds bachelor's and 
master's degrees in biolog\' from Seton I lall 
Universit\' and a doctorate in neuroscience 
from Penn State Universir\'. 

Ga^te Bollinger has joined continuing 
education as director of the West Shore 
Center. Bollinger was a business consultant 
with Reinsel and Co. in Wyomissing, Pa., 
and a lecturer at Dickinson College. She 
holds a bachelor's degree in French and a 
master's degree in management from 
Purdue University". 

Jlm Windel\M M '92 has joined continuing 
education as director ot the Lancaster 
Center. He earned his MBA at Lebanon 
Vallev College in 1992 and has served as an 
adjunct instructor in business administra- 
tion since 1995. He was employed by Pfizer 
(tormerlv Warner-Lambert) since 1969. In 
addition to his degree at Lebanon Vallev, he 
holds a bachelor's degree in biology/chem- 
istn' from Shippcnsburg L'niversin' and is 
pursuing a doctorate in adult education at 
Penn State. 

Jennifer LiediivA "92 M '00 h,is returned to 
Lebanon Valley College to ser\'e ,is .issociate 
director ot financial aid. Liedtka worked in 
the financial aid office from 1994-97, 
before accepting a position as assistant 
director of financial aid at Millersville 
Universit)'. She received a bachelor's degree 
from Lebanon Vallev College in 1992, and 
completed her MBA in 2000. 

CAN YOU GUESS WHO THFY .ARE? 

Scattered throughout Newsmakers (pages 31-34) are eight 
members of the faculty and staff who have been with the 
College for over 30 years. Send guesses to hanrahanC^lvc.edu 
or mail them to the College. Winners will be announced in 
the next issue of The Valley. 



Lai HIT .Makiin 
has been named 
head field hockey 
coach. She was 
formerly assistant 
coach at the 
Universirv- of 
North Carolina 
at Chapel Hill, 
and was a member of the LIS. Olympic 
Field Hockey Team (1990-96). She holds a 
bachelor's degree in r,tdio/TV/motion pic- 
ture from the Universitv' of North Carolina. 

The following individuals have joined the 
faculn,' of the College's Community Music 
Institute (CMl): 

La Rit: Epler has been named an instructor 
of brass. Epler has taught music in schools 
in New lersev. North Carolina and 
Pennsvlvania, and has sen'ed as a member 
of the PA Air National Guard-553rd Air 
Force Band. He holds a bachelor's degree in 
music education from Indiana Universin' 
and a master's degree in music edtication 
from Columbia L'niversm'. 

Chris Van Sooc has joined CMI as 
instructor ot guitar. He has recorded and 
released three .ilbtmis of original music and 
performs in clubs throughout the mid- 
Atlantic region. He holds a bachelor's 
degree in guitar performance from 
Susquehanna L'niversin' and runs his own 
private studio in addition to serving as 
CEO .md chief engineer of Cannen' Road 
Recording Studio. 

Allen A,\DERS0N h,is joined the flute facul- 
t)'. Currentiv a flute performance major at 
Millersville Universin-, Anderson performs 
with the Hershey Symphon\- Orchestra, the 
Hershev Svmphonv Orchestra Big Band 
and the Millersville L'ni\ersin' Flute Choir. 
In addition to his work with CMI, he 
teaches fiute and saxophone at the Dennis 
Mich.iel Studio and the Musical Works in 
Lancaster. 




Tm.RRSA RoDRlGlEZ Farrisi has been named 
a voice instructor. She has performed pro- 
fessionally in New York, Hawaii and 
Penns\'lvania, and hai been a soloist with 
St. Lukes Chamber Choir in Lebanon. 
Farrisi is a graduate in vocal music perform- 
ance from Skidmore College, and also stud- 
ied at the Manncs College of Music. 

O PRESENTERS O 

Dr. Rebecca McCoy, chair and assistant 
professor of histor\-, presented a paper enti- 
tled, "Women and National Identit)- in 
France: Protestant and Catholic Women in 
Alsace in the Mid-Nineteenth Centura " 
The conference, which was held in Oslo, 
Norway, was the International Federation 
for Research in Women's Histor\', which is 
,iffiliated with the International Congress of 
Historical Sciences. 

Rosa Teza.nos-Pinto, assistant professor of 
Spanish, presented a paper, "El disaino cin- 
enintografico en la nairative de Ester de 
Iziiguirre y Loreina Santos Silva" il the 
American .Association of Teachers of 
Spanish and Portuguese Conference in 
San luan, Puerto Rico, in .August. She also 
coordinated and chaired sessions 1 and II of 
the panel "Hispanic Literature and Latin 
American Women Writers." In addition, 
she presented a paper "La estnictura del 
disciDSO poetico en Ester de Izaguirre and 
Loreina Santos Silva" n the ILCH/California 
State LIniversitv Svmposium held in Lima. 
Peru, in .August. NXTiile in Lima, she was 
selected to participate in an interxiew 
on "Meridiano, "a cultural radio program. 
She responded to questions on subjects 
ranging from Latin .American literature 
and women writing to the teaching of 
Spanish in .American unuersities. 

Dr. M.\RK Mecrwi, chair and professor oi 
music, gave a presentation for the 1 999 
annu.il meeting of the Nation.il A.ssociation 
of Schools of Music that has been published 
in the associations journal. Proceedings. The 
article is entitled "Wliat Is the Role ot the 
B,ichelor of .Arts Degree for the Futurer 
.A Present Cise Study: Lebanon Valley 
College. " 




\'ALLEY NEWSMAKERS 



Dr. Angel Tuninetti, assistant professor ot 
Spanish, presented a paper, "La re-escritura 
parodica del viaje jitidacional: Eduardo 
Gutieirez y sii 'Viaje Infernal'" 3X the North 
Central Counsel of Latin Americanists 
(NCCLA) Conference at the Universit}' of 
Wisconsin-Milwaukee in October. 

Dr. Owen Moe, professor of chemistry, was 
invited to the University of South Florida 
in Tampa in September, where he presented 
a talk titled "Probing the Active Site of 
Quinone Reductase." He also presented the 
same talk to the Department of Chemistry 
and Biochemistry at Duquesne University 
in October. 

Dr. Susan Atkinson, professor of education, 
served as a presenter at the Pennsylvania 
Council tor the Social Studies in October. 
Her workshop involved using the newspaper 
to'teach economics for K-8. 

Dr. Shelly Moormw-Stahlman, assistant 
protessor ot music, and Dr. DenniS 
SwElGART, professor ot music, presented a 
workshop for the Pennsylvania Music 
Teachers Association Convention in 
November at Elizabethtown College. The 
workshop was titled "Organ and Piano 
Technique: Similarities and Difterences." 

Dr. Barney Raffield, professor of business 
administration, and CHRIS GuERRiSI '01, 
presented a paper at the Robert B. Clarke 
Annual Educators' Conference of the Direct 
Marketing Education Foundation in New 
Orleans in October. The paper, "The Use 
of Direct Marketing Techniques as a 
Substitute tor the Protessional Sales Force 
Within Small- and Medium-Sized 
Wholesale Distributors in the Mid-Atlantic 
Region " was also published in the Journal of 
Direct Marketing. 

Dr. Carl Wigal, chair and associate profes- 
sor ot chemistry, presented a paper, titled 
"The Synthesis of Quinoid Antibiotics 
Using Organocadmium Reagents, " at the 
meeting of the International Chemical 
Congress (Pacitichem 2000) held in 
Honolulu, Hawaii, in December. The paper 
was co-authored by JESSICA BOYER '00, JODIE 
Kru.vi '00, Michael Myers '01 and Aleem 
Fazal '00. 



Dr. Cheryl George, assistant professor of 
education, gave a presentation at the 24th 
annual Conference on Severe Disorders of 
Children and Youth in Scottsdale, Arizona, 
in November. Her topic was "Improving 
Academic Achievement in Students with 
Emotional and Behavioral Disorders 
Through Active Student Responding." She 
<ilso presented a session, "Response Cards: 
One Way To Increase Student Engagement 
and Assess Understanding" at the 
Pennsylvania Federation Council tor 
Exceptional Children in November. 

Dr. Scott Walck, assistant professor of 
phvsics, presented an invited lecture to the 
Department ot Physics at Lehigh L'niversirv' 
in September. The talk was titled "More 
Than Four: States ot a Two-Bit Quantum 
Computer." 

Dr. Louis Manza, associate ptofessot of 
psN'chologv, was interviewed by CNN tor 
an Internet-based article that initially 
appeared on their website in October. 
The article tocuses on a Florida woman 
who claims to have psychic abilities, and 
Dr. Manza offers an alternative explanation 
as to the scientitic legitimacy ot such alleged 
paranormal powers. In addition, Manza was 
quoted in an article that dealt with the 
psychological explanations of public rage 
(e.g. road rage) that appeared in the Oct. 2 
edition of The Boston Herald. 

Dr. Pierce Getz, professor of music 
emeritus, completed a two-week otgan 
recital tour of japan. Included among the 
several performances was a recital in 
Yokohama's prestigious Minato Mirai 
Concert Hall. This was Getz's fifth visit 
to lapan since 1991. 





© WRITERS 

Dr. Salvatore Cullari, chair and professor 
ot psychology, published the textbook, 
Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Practical 
Guide for Students, Trainees and New 
Professionals (Allyn and Bacon). In addition, 
Cullati has had three articles accepted for 
publication: "Pennsylvania Psychologists and 
Prescription Ptivileges: Where Are We Now?" 
(with John Gavazzi and Don McAleer); 
"Advances in Psychopharmacology" (with 
Gavazzi); and "Brief Residential Nicotine 
Treatment: A Five- Year Follow-Up Study" 
(with Elizabeth Hoffman and Claudia 
Blackburn). The first two articles will be 
published in the Pennsylvania Psychologist, 
the third in Psychological Reports. 

Rosa Tezanos-Pinto, assistant professor of 
Spanish, co-authored a book with Alberto 
Romero, Antologia Compartida de Poetas 
Hispanos de Miami (Editorial Nosotros: 
Miami, 2000). The anthologv- traces the 
works ot poets from Columbia, Cuba, Peru, 
Puerto Rico, Venezuela and the United 
States who, tor the past decade, have been 
writing poetrv' in Miami. 

Dr. John Hinshaw, assistant ptofessor of 
histoPi', published a hook that he co-edited, 
titled U.S. Labor in the Twentieth Century. 

Dr. Stephen MacDonald, vice president 
tor academic affairs and dean of the faculty, 
published a review ot Peter Altet's The 
German Question and Europe: A LListory, 
appearing in the fall 2000 edition (Vol. 29, 
No. I ) of Liistoiy: Reviews of New Books. 

Dr. Eric Bain-SelbO, chair and assistant 
protessor of religion and philosophy, 
reviewed the book Sexual Orientation and 
Hinnan Rights in American Religious 
Discourse for The Journal of Religion 
(Januar>'2001). 




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Dr. Barbara Denison 79, director of 
graduate studies and continuing education, 
published a review ot Faith's Harvest: 
Mennonite Identity in Northwest Oklahoma 
bv S. lorio in the October 2000 edition of 
the Journal of Contemporai-y Religion. 

Dr. Joelle Stopkie, professor of French, has 
agreed to sen.'e on a re\'iew committee ot the 
third edition ol" La France Contemporaine 
published bv Holt, Rinehart and Winston 
Harcourt Brace Publishers. 

Dr. Wuter Patton, research assistant 
professor of chemistr\- and Drey-fus Fellow, 
published a book chapter, titled "Mechanism 
ot Cholera Toxin Action: ,A.DP-ribosylation 
Factors (ARFs) as stimulators of cholera 
toxin-catalysed ADP-ribosylation and 
effectors in intracellular vesicular trafHcking 
ex'ents," in the Handbook of Experimental 
Pharmacology, Vol. #145. Bacterial Protein 
Toxins by Springer- Verlag. In addition, he 
has also co-authored two separate papers in 
The Journal of Biological Chemistry that deal 
with the roles of ARF and ARF-like proteins 
in cell signaling and development. 

Drs. Louis and Kerry Lacuna, assistant 
professors of psychology, co-published an 
article, "Age Differences in the Experience 
of Worry," in ihe Journal of Mental 
Health and Aging. 

Dr. Michael D.av, professor of physics, had 
a book review ot Mary Palevsla'S Atomic 
Fragments: A Daughter's Questions accepted 
for publication in The Physics Teacher. The 
review, "A Study in Meaning and Memory," 
appeared in the May 2001 issue. 




Dr. G.arv Griem-Carlson, professor of 
English. re\-iewed Alice Fahs's The Imagined 
Civil Wir: Popular Literature of the North c~ 
South. 1861-1865 tor Choice, and wrote the 
entn' on lames Wright's poem "A Blessing 
tor Salem Press's Miisterplots II: Poetiy. 
Rei ised Edition. 

© ELECTED TO SERXT © 

A.VNE HoHEN^vcARTER, coordinator of 
disabilitv services, was elected to a three- 
year term to the Board of Directors of 
the Pennsvlvania Tourette Svndrome 
Association, headquartered in Getrvsburg. 

Dr. Cheryl George, assistant professor of 
education, was elected to a tour-year term 
as vice president ot the Pennsvlvania 
Federation Council tor Exceptional 
Children (PFCEC) at their annual conven- 
tion in November 

Dr. Stephen NLacDon.ald, vice president 
tor academic aftairs and dean of the faculty, 
has been .isked to ser\e a third, three-vear 
term through 2003 as consulting editor tor 
College Teaching. 

Sraron Arnold, associate professor of 
sociology and social work, has been elected 
to the board of directors of Adoptions from 
the Heart, a private, nonprofit adoption 
agencv' located in the main-line section ot 
Philadelphia. 

Dr. Don.UD Kline, assistant professor 
of education, has been appointed to ser\-e 
as the Pennsvlvania Science Teachers 
Associations (PSTAl representative on 
the steering committee tor the National 
Science Teachers .Associations "Building 
A Presence" project tor the State ot 
Pennsylvania. Kline is president ot 
the PSTA. 

Dr. Eric B.ain-Selbo, chair and assistant 
protessor ot religion and philosophv, was 
nominated and selected tor membership in 
the Society tor \'alues in Higher Education. 
This national organization seeks to encour- 
age the teaching of ethics and social iustice 
at colleges and uni\ersities. 




.MAKING THE GRADE • 

Ron.ald J. Drnevich, LVC trustee and 
president of Gannett Fleming, has 
received the Consulting Engineers Council 
of Pennsylvania's (CEC/PA) 2001 
Distinguished Award of Merit. This annual 
award recognizes an indi\'idual in a consult- 
ing engineering firm who has made an out- 
standing contribution to the advancement 
ot the consulting engineering profession 
and has contributed to the CEC/PA. 

Dr. Sal\atoR£ Clxlari, chair and professor 
ot psychology, passed the national examina- 
tion in clinical psvchopharmacology. 
This 200-item exam is the culmination ot 
a 300-hour post-doctoral training program 
in this specialty area and leads to board 
certification. 

Dr. Cherm George, assistant professor of 
education, in collaboration with the six 
school districts in Lebanon County and the 
Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit, has 
received another Higher Education 
Partnership Grant in the amount ot 
512,000. The funds will allow for three fiill 
days of professional development tor L\'C 
pre-senice teachers, district teachers and 
I.L'. teachers. In addition, curriculum will 
be purchased for I.L'. emotional support 
teachers. 

Dlane Wenger, adjunct instructor of 
.American studies, has received the Colonial 
Dames ot .America, Region IV, .American 
Histon- Scholarship .Award in the amount 
of S2000 to support research for her Ph.D. 
dissertation. "Creating Networks: The 
Country Storekeeper and the Mid-.Atlantic 
Economv" 

Dr. Sls.w .Atkinson, professor of educa- 
tion, became a Certified Appraiser of 
Personal Properr\- (C.A.P.P.) after an inten- 
sive 48-hour course last summer. 

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O CELEBRATING .\NNIVERS.\R1ES o 

The following LV'C employees recently 
celebrated a ser\'ice anniversar\' or retire- 
men: in 2001: 

Five Years: Elmne Gergle, facilities services 
personnel; Dr. StaCT Goodmw, assistant 
professor of biolog)'; J,\MES HlTZ, facilities 
ser\'ices personnel; BETH' KLrNG, facilities 
ser\'ices personnel; Dr. Mary Lemons, assis- 
tant professor of music; Dr. LeO MazOW, 
assistant professor of art and director of 
the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery; 
Dr. G. D.wid Pollick, College president; 
Shirley Rjtter, mailroom and copy center 
attendant; KiMBERLY Saunders, director 
of multi-cultural affairs; ANDREA Stone, 
secretary' tor student services, career services 
and multi-cultural affairs; Christopher 
TsHUDY, facilities services personnel; 
Dr. Angel Tuninetti, assistant professor of 
Spanish; B.4RB.-\R.A WEST, secretar)- of physics 
and chemistn.'; Dr. KENNETH Yarnall, 
associate professor of mathematics. 

10 Years; Sus.W BORELLI, major gifts officer; 
VlCKI Cantrell, assistant to the director 
of financial aid; JENNIFER EvANS, director 
ot student activities and the Mund College 
Center; Keith Evans, facilities services 
personnel; Stanley' FuRjNiANAK, systems 
and reference librarian; Andrew GrEENE, 
director of media services; Dr. Paul Heise, 
associate professor of economics; ROBERT 
P.UiSTlAN, director of the Bishop Library; 
Linda Summers, instructor in education. 

1 5 Years: Sharon ARNOLD, associate 
professor of sociolog)' and social work; 
Dr. Sharon Clark, professor of business 
administration; BEVERLY GAMBLE, 
assistant to the dean of student sendees; 
Dr. Robert Hearson, professor of music; 
Donna Miller, readers ser\'ices librarian; 
James St.\rk, athletic trainer. 

20 Years: David Evans, director of career 
sen-ices; Karen McLucas, coordinator of 
enrollment services; DelenE Rothenberger, 
facilities sendees personnel. 

25 Years: Dr. Dlwe Iglesl«, chair of for- 
eign languages and professor of Spanish; 
Dr. Sidney' Pollack, professor of biologj'; 
Dr. J.AMES Scott, professor of German and 
director of general education. 



30 Years: Dr. Donald Byrne, director of 
American studies and professor of religion 
and history; Dr. BrYAN HearSEY, chair 
and professor of mathematical sciences; 
Dr. John Kearney, professor of English; 
Dr. Leon Markowicz, professor of business 
administration; Dr. John Norton IH, 
professor of political science; O. KENT Reed, 
associate professor of physical education 
and head coordinator of track, field and 
cross countn,-; LouiS Sorrentino, director 
of athletics and golf coach. 

35 Years: GREGORY St.\NSON, vice president 
of enrollment and student sendees; 
Dr. Paul Wolf, professor of biolog)'. 

Retirees: Dr. Donald D.ahlberg, professor 
of chemistn'; Dr. Arthur Ford, professor 
of English and director of international 
recruitment; Dr. Mich..\£L GR£LL\, 
chair and professor of education; 
Louis Sorrentino, golf coach and 
retired direcror of athletics. 




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O MEMORIAL FOR 
DR. EUGENE BROWN o 

Dr. Eugene Brown, professor of political 
science, died on November 24 after 18 
years of service to the College. Dr. Brown 
was an effective and popular teacher and 
a widely-published scholar in his field. His 
writings include five books on American 
foreign policy and international relations, 
and some 30 scholarly articles. As an edu- 
cator. Dr. Brown shared his expertise with 
students at Lebanon Valley as well as 'wdth 
those at the Army War College in Carlisle, 
and at Nanjing Universit}- in China, 
where he spent the 1995-96 academic 
year. During the fall 1999 semester, he 
was selected by George Washington 
University's program on international 
studies in Asia to train mid-career 
diplomats at Vietnam's Ministry of 
Foreign Affairs Institute for International 
Relations. 



"The Lebanon Valley College communiry 
has lost one of its most talented and 
productive scholars and a member of the 
faculty who had been, in his best years 
in the classroom, one of irs most skilled 
and respected teachers, " said Dr. John 
Norton, professor of political science. 
"We grieve his loss — and ours." 




© LIVING AND LEARNING 
IN AN AWARD-WINNING 
ENVIRONMENT o 

From the sereniu' of the Peace Garden to 
the drama of Fasick Bridge, the recent 
transformations at Lebanon Valley have 
captured the heart of those on campus as 
well as the eye of numerous regional and 
national organizations over recent years: 

• The Heilman Center garnered nvo hon- 
ors for the Ray Group, the archirectural 
firm that designed the facilin-. A 2000 
Honor Award and a 1999 Merit Award 
were presented to the Ray Group by the 
Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the 
American Institute of Architects. 

• The Peace Garden received a 1998 
Award of Merit from the Keystone 
Chapter of Associated Builders and 
Contractors. 

• McGill Baseball Park was recognized as 
the 2000 College Baseball Field of the 
Year (All Divisions). 

• The soccer stadium received a 1999 Field 
of Excellence Recognition from Pioneer 
Manufacturing Company. 

• The Softball park earned both the 1999 
and the 2000 Maintenance Field of the 
Year Award (Regional Wdnner) from the 
National Fastpitch Coaches 
Association/Turface Mainrenance. 

• The Vernon and Doris Bishop Library 
was acknowledged in 1 998 -with the 
American School and University Post- 
secondary Citation Award. 



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LVC President Dr. G. David Pollick 
(left) with 2001 Founders Day Award 
recipient Dr. Albert Alley 

•^ FOUNDERS DAY HONOREES 

Dr. Albert Alley, a local ophthalmologist 
who is well known for his dedication 
to fighting blindness in Third World 
countries, was honored as the recipient of 
the 2001 Founders Day Award. Dr. Alley is 
the founder and president of World 
Blindness Outreach, a nonprofit corpora- 
tion that helps recruit volunteers and raise 
money for worldwide surgical missions. 

During the Februar\' ceremony, the Student 
Government Educator Award, an honor 
which is bestowed on a facultv' member 
who receives the most student \-otes, was 
presented to Dr. Stacy Goodnlan, assistant 
professor of biology. The President's Award, 
which recognizes a desen'ing student organ- 
ization, was given to the Spring Arts 
Committee. 

■^ WOODROW \XTLSON FELLOW 

Once again, the College was honored to 
have a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow 
on campus. Award-winning poet Molly 
Peacock spent a week in Februan- teaching 
classes, meetins with taculn' and holdin" a 
public reading for College and communis- 
members alike. 



In just the third year for 
THE LVC ice hockey progr.-\m, 
THE Dutchmen won the 18- 
TEAM ECAC Northeast League 
Championship, they went on 
to compete in the NCAA 
Elite Eight. 



Peacock is the author of four poetry 
collections: Originiil Lore (\995), Take 
Heart (X^m, Raw Heaven {]984) and 
And Life Apart ( 1 980). Flcr poems appear 
in Tlie New Yorker, The New Republic and 
other major journals. She serves as president 
of the Poetry Society of America, is a visit- 
ing professor at Columbia Universitv and 
F^ucknell University, and teaches poetry on 
a one-to-one basis in New York City, 
London and Canada. 

Peacock was accompanied by her husband, 
MlCFL\£L Grodin, a litetarv' critic and 
professor of English at the University of 
Western Ontario. Grodin, who also spent 
time with students and faculty, is the author 
of The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literaiy 
Theory and Criticism (1994) and editor 
of The James Joyce Archive. 

■^ L.'\Z1N SERIES RETL RNS 

The second Lazin Distinguished Leader 
in Residence Series was held on campus 
November 1-3. Funded by Malcolm Lazin 
'65, the series enables alumni and local 
communirv leaders to share their expertise 
with current LVC students. 

The series featured Sheila Dow-Ford, LVC 
trustee and senior vice president and chief 
counsel for the Pennsylvania Higher 
Education Assistance Agenc-\'; Don Frantz 
'73> president and creative director of 
The American Maze Company and vice 
president and general manager of East Egg 
Entertainment; Robert Harbaugh '74, 
neurosurgeon, co-director of the 
Cerebrovascular Disease Center at 
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and 
a professor of surger\' at Dartmouth; Elyse 
Rogers '76, attorney and partner with 
Keefer Wood Allen and Rahal; and 
Richard Zimmerman, former chair and 
CEO of Hershey Foods Corporation. 




•^ CHOIRS HEADING TO IT.\LY 

A 57-voice choir comprised of members of 
the Concert, Chamber and College Choirs 
will represent LVC in May on a 1 0-day per- 
formance tour of Italy. The choirs are under 
the direction of Dr. Mark Mecra.m, chair 
and professor of music. 

The group will fly to Rome where they will 
sing for a special audience with the Pope, 
perform in the Sistine Chapel and present a 
Thursday evening concert at a significant 
performance venue in Rome. The choir will 
visit .Assisi and Siena on the wav to 
Florence and present a Saturday evening 
concert at the Santa Maria da Ricci in 
Florence. The farewell concert will be in 
Venice, after touring the Basilica of San 
Marco, the Doge's Palace and the 
Accademia Museum. 




Lebanon Valley College 



■^ -LOXT" CONTINUES 

The College's 2000-2001 Colloquium, 
"Looking for Love, " continued throughout 
the spring semester with a varietv' of 
cultural offerings. Featured events included 
a concert with commentary' h\ Nashville 
recording star Mandy Barnert and 
Dr. Cecelia Tichi of \'anderbilt L'niversin': 
an exhibition of works bv printmaker 
Mar%- Cassatt; a short comedy by New 
^brk filmmaker Wendy Jo Cohen; and a 
' Lo\e Bowl " with rival L\'C philosophers 
Dr. Eric B.mn-Selbo and Dr. Noel Hubler. 

The 2001-2002 Colloquium will focus 
on the 1960s. 



Spring/Summer 2001 



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2001 

BEST 
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■Ji LVC N.\iVIED A "TOP 10 COLLEGE" 
FOR THE FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR 

New Carnegie Foundation Reclassification 
May Change Rankings 

This past fall Lebanon Valley College 
facult)' and staff welcomed the schools largest 
freshman class in history. While the size of the 
student body has risen strategically, the qualit)' of 
the education has remained steadfast as evident 
by LVC's continued recognition as a top 10 
Northern Liberal Arts College in U.S. News & 
WorU Report's "hmencis Best Colleges" survey. 
The College was also was recognized once again 
as a "Best Vilues" college. 

This past tall, the Carnegie Foundation 
tor the Advancement of Teaching, in the 2000 
Edition of The Carnegie Classification of 
Institutions ot Higher Education, changed the 
status of Lebanon Vallev College from a 
Baccalaureate Colleges-Liberal Arts classification 
to a Master's Colleges and Universities II 
classification. LVC was one of over 600 colleges 
and universities that were reclassified by the 
Foundation. 

Historically, U.S.News & World Report has 
used the Carnegie Classification ot Institutions 
of Higher Education for the basis ot their annual 
"America's Best Colleges" survey. As such, it is 
expected that U.S.News \v'A\ change Lebanon 
Valley College from the list of Northern Liberal 
Arts Colleges to the list of Best Regional 
Universities-North. Schools among the 2000 
top tier list for Best Regional Universities-North, 
included Villanova University (#1), Ithaca 
College (N.Y.), Rochester Institute of 
Technology (N.Y.) and St. Joseph's University 
(Pa.) among the 140 total. 



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The Alumni Chorale is pleased to announce the release 

of a CD recording. Choral Gems off. S. Bach, recorded in 

concerts ni April 2000 commemorating the 

230th anniversary of the composer's death. 

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Included are excerpts frooi Cantata 182, "Himmelskonig sei willkommen" (King of 

Heaven, Thou Art Welcome): Cantala 19. "Es arhub sich ein Streit" (There Arose a 

Fight); Motet I, "singet dem Henti ein neues Lied" (Sing to the Lord a New Song); 

the choral movements of the Credo section of the "Mass in B Minor"; and the 

familiar choruses "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" (Cantala 147) and "Sheep May 

Safely Graze" (Cantala 208). The chorale is accompanied by a 21-piece orchestra. 

English translations of the German texts are provided in an eight-page booklet. 

This CD recording may be obtained through any member ot the 
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