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Vol. 19, Number 2 


Lebanon Valley College Magazine 

Spring 2002 


Tom Hanrahan 


Natalie Hope McDonald '97 
Mary Beth Howtr 
Jeff Intoccla '02 
Barbara Miller 
Lori Myers 
Cindy Progin '04 
Heather Robino 
Jonathan Roscoe "02 
Karlin Schroeder '99 
Dr. Susan Verhoek 
Jennifer Wetzel '02 

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Class News & Notes receixtlD 
after production has begun will 
be included in the next issue of 
the magazine. 


2 Dynamic Students: 
The Norm, Not the 

Meet a few of today's average 


By Heather Robino 


1 5 Class News & Notes 
31 VallevNews 


•Students^ J-C v 

7 Hit the Ground 

First-year students will have 

a new educational option 

this fall. 

By Lori Myers 

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12 MBA Students 
Make a Difference 

Learning through giving, 
students receive valuable life 
lessons from their professoi 
By Barbara Miller 

Chrissy Bennethum 02, the great- 
granddaughter of an LVC graduate. 
poses with one of her Hershev 
ZooAmerica friends. 

Photograph by John T. Consoli 


The LVC Peace Garden, as viewed from 
above, presents a picture of tranquility. 
Photograph by Alan Wycheck 

Spring 2002 

aons 01 

their memories of The Valley, their descrip- 
tions would differ in the details— whether they 
attended before or after World War II, before 
or after the integration of the 1960s, before or 
after e-mail hit the scene. But without a doubt, 
they would all use words like family, com- 
munity and nurturing to describe the best of 
their experiences. Although time has moved 
on, the campus has changed and LVC has 
undergone significant growth in its student 
body, what is fundamentally "The Valley" is 
the same today as it always has been. 

"What has changed is much more superficial 
than folks might realize," says LVC President 
G. David Pollick. "The College has grown 
physically — new grounds, new buildings — 

but the quality of education and the interaction 
between faculty and students is the same. 
The heart of the experience at Lebanon Valley 
is the relationship between professor and stu- 
dent; that has remained the same." 
The dedication to producing well-rounded 
graduates has also remained constant. 
Dr. Pollick notes that the secret to maintaining 
that tradition is rooted in a strong will 
to "develop and hold dear" a curriculum 
that builds strong skills and prepares students 
to pursue a number of different careers. "Some 
universities say they want to provide a liberal 
arts education, but when you look at their cur- 
riculums they don't really do that. We stay true 
to what we believe in." Here are just a few 
examoles ... 

Pictured above: Karen Cunningham 02, LVC President 
The Valley 

G. David Pollick and Mark Prinzivalli '03 enjoy the Peace Garden. 


Biology; English communications minor 

Reading, Pennsylvania 

WHY - Chrissy comes from a long line or 

LVC alumni, including her great-grandfather, C. Dean SaJada 
'31, her father, the Rev. Dr. D. Michael Bennethum '75 and 
her mother, Diane Schaefer Bennethum '76. Her younger 
sister, Katie Bennethum '04, is currently an elementary 
education major at LVC. 

Women's basketball; Student Athletic Advisory- 
Board; Fellowship of Christian Athletes; Biology Club; 
Tri-Beta national biology honor society, treasurer, 2002; 
La Vie Collegienue, writer 

"My favorite memories are 
of the people who touched my life — the friends I have made, 
the professors and staff who have helped guide me through my 
education, and the camaraderie of being part of the women's 
basketball team." 

On May 31, 2001, a Siberian tiger at the Philadelphia Zoo 
gave birth to cubs — cubs that were the offspring of the two 
most genetically valuable tigers in the United States — and 
Chrissy Bennethum '02 can say she was there. Moreover, she 
will tell you that her experience with these cubs was one of the 
most rewarding of her life. 

"The mother rejected them, as many first-time tiger moms do, 
so the cubs were hand-raised by the zookeepers," she explains. 
"I started observing them through glass at 10 davs of age, when 
they each weighed a little over two pounds. I was able to see 
their eyes open, to hear their first calls and to see them com- 
pletely develop from helpless cubs. Now, at nine months, each 
one weighs over 150 pounds." 

Although her fascination with animals began in her childhood 
wirh Ranger Rick magazine and National Geographic specials, 
Chrissy was not sure what she wanted to do with a biology- 
degree. Sometime between her sophomore and junior years, 
she heard the calling to be a zookeeper. As an animal care 
intern at Hershev ZooAmerica. she learned firsthand the 
nuances of cleaning, feeding, observing and even entertaining 
the animals in an attempt to make their life in captivity- as 
natural and beneficial as possible. 

The internship at ZooAmerica led to similar opporrunities at 
the Philadelphia Zoo, where Chrissy began as an education 
ambassador intern during the summer of 2001 — one of 65 
students chosen from over 200 applicants. Thanks to her 
experience last summer, she won a second internship in 
September as an animal care intern at the Philadelphia Zoos 
children's zoo, to which she commutes on weekends. After 
graduation, Chrissv says her dream job would be to work with 
primates or large cats l her favorite animals are orangutans and 
tigers). Fortunately, she has garnered some valuable experience 
in Philadelphia giving "Tiger Tours" and working in the 
PECO Primate Reserve educating the public about primates 
and conservation issues. 

"The classes 1 have taken for my biology major at Lebanon 
Valley have given me a solid background, but they were not 
specialized tor zoo work," she says. "I owe a lot of credit to 
Dr. Stacy Goodman, my academic adviser, tor helping me to 
research internship possibilities and realize my dream. 

Chrissv was 

Spring 2002 



English communications; business minor 


King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 

Football recruitment brought this 
city kid to The Valley, but "it felt like home right away." 

WLVC, public relations and sports 
director; men's and women's basketball radio commentator; 
La Vie Collegienne, sports editor and layout editor; football; 
sports information intern; Gospel Choir 

"Lebanon Valley has taught me that you make your own luck 
in the game of life. Luck is something that is earned, not 
gained. If you want something, you have to work extremely 
hard for it. When you work hard, that is when you start to get 

Tyron Broxton '03 is downright ubiquitous. You can see 
him on the football field as a starting defensive lineman; 
you can hear him doing play-by-play for men's and women's 
basketball games on WLVC; and you can read his words on the 
pages of La Vie Collegienne. And someday, he hopes that you 
will see his face on ESPN's SportsCenter. 

"I want to be a big-time sports writer or announcer — 
the next Howard Cosell, Dick VitaJe or Bob Costas," he states. 
Are these lofty ambitions or an attainable dream? You make 
the call. 

While some undergraduates embark upon a college career with 
only a vague notion of what they might want to do, Tyrone's 
goal has been clear since the night he heard Bob Costas call the 
NBA championship game between the Chicago Bulls and 
the Seattle Supersonics in 1996. In fact, as a senior at 
Upper Merion High School, he e-mailed LVC President 
G. David Pollick and boldly forecast his success before he 
even arrived. "I predicted that I would change the way 
Lebanon Valley sees communications," he remembers. 

True to his word, Tyrone jumped right in as a commentator for 
sporting events, took on the role of sports editor for the cam- 
pus newspaper, performed double duty as PR and sports direc- 
tor for WLVC, and wrote for The Valley and annual President's 
Report to diversify his portfolio. In addition, he scored intern- 
ships with the Harrisburg Senators baseball team, the AA farm 
club for the Major League's Montreal Expos, and with the 
sports anchor at WHTM-TV, Harrisburg's ABC affiliate. Both 
experiences taught him that you can learn a lot by doing the 
dirty work. 

"What motivates me is to be the best at what I do, period," 
he explains. "I am attempting to enter the field of sports 
journalism where there are a lot of top-notch people. To be 
the best, you have to practice.";- 

The Valley 

R l> 1 

Elementary education/special education, dual certification 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 

A Vickroy Scholarship winner, 
Jen liked that LVC had a strong education curriculum and was 
close to home. "It is very personal," she adds. "Every time 1 
visited campus, it felt like the right place for me. 

Best Buddies, director; Student Pennsylvania 
State Education Association, secretary; Valley Ambassador; resi- 
dent assistant; education curriculum lab assistant 

"I have learned so 
much from Dr. Cheryl George, the special education 
coordinator. She teaches bv example; she is always willing 
to listen and always willing to help. She works hard and 
provides us with opportunities that will eventually help 
us succeed." 

Jen Peirson '03 has known since she was in the second grade 
that she wanted to be a teacher. She has a kind, nurturing way 
about her that seems perfectly suited tor an elementary level or 
special education classroom. It was likely those qualities that, 
as a first-year student, drew her to the LVC" chapter of Best 
Buddies, an organization that pairs college students with 
mentally retarded individuals in the surrounding community. 

Anthony Kennedy Shriver founded Best Buddies in 1987 when 
he was a student at Georgetown University. Shriver recognized 

the importance of those with mental retardation socializing 
with their peers. By forming one-on-one relationships with 
developmentally disabled individuals, college volunteers utter 
them the chance to experience social opportunities. 

For the past three years, Jen has been paired with Lillie, a 
woman in her 60s who lives in a group home in Mverstown, 
Pa. As a buddv, len makes weekly contact with Lillie, usuallv 
just hanging out at Lillies house and listening to music. Jen 
has also brought Lillie to the Best Buddies' spring luau and 
Halloween parties, where all the buddies get a chance to mingle. 

"I find the biggest rewards in the little things," Jen explains. "I 
will send a card to Lillie, and I might not hear anything back 
from her, but then she takes me to the mailbox with her when 
I visit because she knows 1 send her letters, lust the tact that I 
am there means a lot to her." 

In November of 2001 , while Jen was serving as director of the 
chapter, Lebanon Valley College was honored with a visit from 
Shriver himself, who flew in to celebrate the chapter's seventh 
anniversary at an event held at Kreiderheim. "It was reallv 
cool," she says. "I have seen him in videos and brochures and 
then — he came! Not too many chapters can say that they 
have had the founder come to their school." 

Spring 2002 



Accounting; economics and business minors 


Carmel, New York 

Ron liked the people, liked the size of 
the campus, and the fact that it was within two or three hours 
of home. Plus, they had an ice hockey team. 

5: Swim team, male captain; Student Athletic 
Advisory Committee, president; Phi Beta Lambda, treasurer; 
head resident assistant; Student Judicial Board; Student Alumni 
Association; Senior Gift Drive; accounting tutor; roller hockey; 
intramural sports 

"During the last home swim 
meet, each member of the team came up to me, gave me a hug 
and thanked me for being a great leader. It really made me feel 
proud to be captain. I would have felt proud without them say- 
ing so, but I was proud knowing that I had made as much of 
an impact on them as they had on me." 

Ron Garcia '02 had come to LVC with a goal of playing ice 
hockey. When that did not work out, he jumped in the pool 
and started shattering school records. "I was playing hockey, 
but it wasn't fun," he elaborates. "The assistant swim coach 
told me I should swim, and I just laughed it off. But one day 
for fun, I raced the captain of the swim team and I beat him." 

The rest, as they say, is history. Ron proceeded to set seven 
individual school records. Along the way, he had the opportu- 
nity to learn from Coach Mary Gardner, whom he describes 
as "an awesome woman." 

"Coach Gardner has done so much for LVC," he adds. "She 
took the team from 12 to 60 people, and our record keeps 
improving. She puts her heart into it. The swim team is like a 
big family." 

Ron's real claim to fame on campus may be what happened 
when Coach Gardner casually remarked that he was in such 
good shape he could probably ride his bike from New York to 
Annville. He took the dare. Riding 80-100 miles each day and 
staying with friends, he made the trip in four days and showed 
up on Coach Gardner's doorstep. This amazing trip came on 
the heels of another display of physical fitness. Ron and a 
friend canoed over 1 00 miles down the Delaware River in two- 
and-one-half days — a trip that experts told him would take 
over a week. 

As Ron embarks on life after the Valley, he says his true ambi- 
tion is to work with people. In the future, he wants to be a 
teachet or a full-time coach, and he knows it is the people at 
LVC he will miss the most. "The professors know what is going 
on around campus and recognize what you are doing," he 
notes. "They care about academics, but they also ask about 
sports and your personal life. I saw Dr. [Howard] Applegate 
[professor emeritus, history] on campus recently, and he 
remembered exactly whom I sat next to in his class. Even the 
cafeteria ladies know who I am and what I like to eat. There is 
just a nice, homey feeling here.":- 

Heather Robino is a Downington-Based Freelance Writer. 
The Valley 

Hit the Ground 


LVC's First- Year Seminars (FYS 100) will begin in fall 2002 
with an exciting array of eight thought-provoking, thtee-credit 
courses devised by professors within various departments, who 
were asked to step outside of their academic disciplines and 
come up with intriguing topics. Each seminar, capped at 16 
students per class, was created as an interesting way to teach 
writing. "Seventy-one percent of American colleges ofler some- 
thing like these first-year seminars aimed specifically at fresh- 
men," says Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson, professor of English and 
director of general education. "It's an introduction to the kind 
of learning going on in college. If I were a freshman, I'd be 

Planning for the program began about a year ago after 
Dr. Stephen MacDonald, vice president lor academic affairs 
and dean of the faculty, brought the idea to Grieve-Carlson's 
attention. The General Education Advisory Group prepared 
a proposal that was sent to the curriculum committee. It 
then was presented to LVC's entire faculty where there was 
"substantial discussion" according to Grieve-Carlson. "It was a 
big departure Irom what we had been doing," he says. 

"We are going to offer the seminars lor the next three fall 
semesters and then perform an evaluation." 

Grieve-Carlson admits that there was "concern and excitement" 
on the part of faculty members when the program proposal 
was introduced — concern about not lessening the importance 
of English 1 1 1 and excitement about the potential of the semi- 
nars and their extraordinary benefits for first-year students. 
The fact that both English 1 1 1 and the seminars will have 
writing as their central goal alleviated those concerns. 

First-year students who must fulfill the communications com- 
ponent of the General Education program will now have 
a choice between English Communications I (ENG 111) or 
a seminar. No matter which option students choose, both cours- 
es will be writing intensive and both will prepare students to go 
on to English 112. "Learning to write college-level prose not 
only happens in English 111, but it happens in political science, 
biology and across the curriculum," Grieve-Carlson explains. "I 
hope that the kind ot energy happening in the seminars will 
carry over to other classes." 

Spring 2002 

Grieve-Carlson will use his interest in history to lead one of the 
seminars, titled Truth, Lies and History: Telling Stories About 
the Past. The course will answer questions such as "When two 
historians disagree about the meaning of an event, can they 
both be right?" and "II history tells the truth about something 
like the Battle of Gettysburg, why do historians keep writing 
new histories of that battle?" Grieve-Carlson, who taught simi- 
lar seminars while at Virginia Tech and Boston University, will 
have students read two historians, a novelist and a playwright, 
whose work raises these types of questions. Participants will 
focus on the Greco-Persian Wars, a case of mistaken identity' in 
a small French village, the My Lai massacre during the 
Vietnam War and the Salem witchcraft trials. 

"This seminar will recognize that a conversation is going on, 
and students will learn how to join it," he says. "It is also about 
learning the language. I want them to show me that they 
understand the critics. Do they agree with the critics? Why or 
why not?" 

Grieve-Carlson says that the seminar he has created and will 
teach this fall has personal meaning. It is a topic he has written 
about, and the questions he will be asking students are the 
very questions he has thought about for a long time. "We tell 
ourselves we can't change the past, yet we are constantly 
rewriting the past," he remarks. "We will never get at the final 
truth, but we should not stop trying. This is where our identi- 
ty comes from." 

Other faculty members are as enthused as Grieve-Carlson 
about the prospect of taking their freshman students on this 
creative journey called First-Year Seminars. 

The Rev. Timothy Dewald, coordinator of academic advising 
and community programs, says that the seminar he will be 
teaching, called Great Books Everyone Has Heard of But Few 
Have Read, will be fun. Students will read and discover 
Einstein's Theory of Relativity, Darwin's Origin of Species and the 
New Testament books of Luke and Acts. Students will explore 
their meanings and how they relate to the present day, as well as 

offer a broad perspective in the areas of math, physics, biology 
and religion. 

"Luke and Acts encompass religion, philosophy, history and 
political science," Dewald says. "We will use that to talk about 
the problems between ethnic groups and how well we are 
doing now. My goal is to have students read the primary text 
and become healthy thinkers. I want them to read and think 
creatively and critically. I want them to appreciate their own 

Although Dewald describes Darwin's book as "very readable 
and a real triumph of human insight," he will be taking 
students outside of the classroom to generate even more 
thought and discussion about Darwinian theory. First-year 
students who choose this seminar will take a field trip to a site 
near Swatara Creek Park where there are fossils that are "405 
million years old," he says. "I want them to see that for them- 
selves. One of the things that Darwin looked at was 
the fossil record — that reflects what Darwin had to say." 

Barbara Vlaisavljevic, associate dean of the faculty, will use her 
extensive travel experience to lead a seminar on the traveler's 
mindset. Out and Away: Travels through the United States, 
Italy, Afghanistan and the Pacific will investigate the growth 
that occurs when people study, live or work abroad. 
Emotional, cultural and personal changes experienced by 
travelers will be explored, as well as how travelers confront 
those changes. The seminar will also look at how family, 
religion and politics shape a traveler's perspective. 

Vlaisavljevic, who works with the study-abroad program and 
has lived in such distant locales as Geneva, London and 
Curacao in the Netherlands Antilles, knows firsthand the emo- 
tional and cultural growth that takes place when American- 
born citizens have an extended stay in a foreign land. "Ninety 
percent of high school seniors plan to study abroad, but less 
than 10 percent actually do it," she explains. "The reason may 
be fear, financial concerns, parental pressure or they may feel 
that their studies are too rigid." 

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top: Dr. Henry Wilson teaches at the Quittie. bottom: Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson oversees the first-year seminars. 

Barbara Vlaisavljevic, Esq., will teach a seminar on personal growth through travel 
bottom: The Rev. Timothy Dewald searches for fossils with students. 

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Vlaisavljevic chose texts such as A Walk Across America by 
Peter Jenkins, The Water in Between by Kevin Peterson and 
An Unexpected Light by Jason Elliot that underscore how those 
who travel change. "I found a terrific movie, Kandahar, that I 
hope to have the students see," she adds. "Depending on the 
group, I might take them to New York City and into some of 
the neighborhoods and have them eat exotic food. It will be 
eye-opening for the class." 

The creative musings ot scientist Jacob Btonowski, economist 
E. E Schumacher, composer Leonard Bernstein and philosopher 
Irwin Edman will be the focus of another seminar, titled The 
Creative Mind, led by Dr. Mark Mecham, chair and professor 
of music. Mecham, who also has a background in political sci- 
ence, plans on proving to students that creativity is not limited 
to just the arts. "You bring the creative mind to any task," he 
says. "I want to show what each of these folks brought to cre- 
ative thought and that at the root of all creative activitv is a lot 
of work." 

The seminar will also include conversations about T S. Eliot's 
"Four Quartets" and its relationship to The Last String Quartets 
of Beethoven. "I am reallv excited about this program," 
Mecham remarks. "It gives me the option to do something out 
ot the ordinary. For me, it is a new kind of challenge. 

Other seminars being offered: 
The Mind: Dr. J. Noel Hubler, associate professor of religion 
and philosophy, will have students question the definition ot 
"mind" and "consciousness" in his seminar. Students will 
explore both historical and contemporary answers to what the 
mind is and how it works, as well as look at their own personal 
experiences to come up with their own answers. 

Heroes, Villains and Outlaws: American Movies and Ameri- 
can Myths: This seminar, led by Dr. Stephen MacDonald, 

vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty, will 
examine American films and big screen characters such as gang- 
sters, soldiers, athletes, lovers, killers, cowboys and the girls 
next door. Students will view classic films, read novels and 
plays that became movies, and read critical and scholarly essays 
that analyze how movies affect and shape our own experiences. 

Money and Power: Business People in America: How people 
get, lose and keep their money will be the focal point ot this 
seminar taught bv Dr. Leon Markowicz, professor of business 
administration. Grieve-Carlson promises that students attending 
Markowicz's class will "think about monev and business in a 
reflective, critical and different way than students taking a mar- 
keting course. It will reflect on what businesses do," he savs. 

The Nature of Nature: Writing about the 'Great Outdoors': 
Dr. Henrv Wilson, director ot the Writing Center and 
assistant professor of English, will take students on a literary 
hike through the world of books. This seminar will examine 
different views of nature as expressed in a range ot modern lit- 
erature including fiction, non-fiction and poetry. The course will 
compare those definitions along with contemporarv, changing 
views of the concept. 

Grieve-Carlson is thrilled with the interesting range of topics 
being offered to first-year students, who are filled with antici- 
pation and a bit ot nervousness as they enter LVC's campus. 
"I want these students to be excited about what it means to be 
in college," he explains. "I want them to be excited about the 
world of ideas. These will be topics thev care about because 
these will be topics thev choose. It will then mean something 
when thev write about them." 

Thank you to all of the students who were photographed for this story: Jessica Coles 05. Chrissie Clarkson 02. Lisa Giaquintc '05, 1 "ickt Gingrich M'05. Andrew 
Jenkins '05. Jonathan Roscoe '02. Christine Schmidt '05. Scott Schilling '03, Anther Shotwell '02. Janine Storti 02, Jennifer Wetzel 02 and ( '■'.■ \\ aitely 04. 

Spring 2002 






By Barbara Muler 

Last summer, a class project was 
transformed into a 1 0-week marketing 
mission for 13 graduate students in 
Lebanon Valley College s master of 
business administration program. 
Professor Gene Veno's marketing 
management class took on the task of 
developing a marketing plan for 
Lebanon Catholic School to increase 
enrollment, reduce its deficit and 
boost its image in the community. 

The Valley 

MBA STUDENTS (L. TO R.) Kathleen Harrison, Michael 
Welsh, Jennifer Guimond and Hank Jacobs present the 
marketing plan for Lebanon Catholic during a public ses- 
sion on December 1 1 , 2001 . 

With the closing of Our Lady of the 
Valley elementary school last August, 
Lebanon Catholic switched from a 
junior-senior high school to a K-12 
program. As a result, the school was 
trying to overcome negative publicity 
and attract students to ensure its existence in years to come. 

Lebanon Catholic became the MBA students' "laboratory" in 
which to apply real business concepts, but the class never lost 
sight of the fact that there were real students, parents and 
teachers involved in this project. 

"The bottom line was there were kids involved who were 
in danger of losing their school," said MBA student Jeff 
Mason, a manager of information technology audits at 
Hershey Food Corp. "We were on a mission, and we would 
not settle for less than a top-notch effort," he added. 

Veno said his students "had real-time exposure to a serious sit- 
uation. This was not a Softball project. They were faced with 
the survival of Lebanon Catholic." 

The project was initiated after Lebanon Catholic contacted 
Bob Leonard, LVC Business Department chair. "We were 
looking for guidance on how to proceed with our merger," said 
John Deamer, director of development at Lebanon Catholic. 
"This has been a great gift ...We need this type of help to get 
us through this first year, our biggest challenge." 

Veno said the assignment was "a major undertaking" for his 
graduate students, who accepted it "with enthusiasm and a 
sense of urgency" even though they all had professional careers 
to manage as well. 

Because they met only once a week for tour to five hours over a 
10-week period at Lancaster General Hospital, the class had to 
focus and work closely, said graduate student Kathleen 

"1 think it made for a very interesting class," remarked 
Harrison, who works as administrative director of clinical labor- 

atories at Lancaster General Hospital. "It was challenging at 
times," she said. "The class was putting in many extra hours, 
but there was immense enthusiasm on both sides. The class 
was excited, and everyone's talents came out. We were looking 
at a school that had great potential." 

Veno described Lebanon Catholic as "a diamond in the rou^h," 
citing aspects that "jump out" for promotion, such as a 15:1 
student-teacher ratio. 

Assignments were divided among marketing class members 
with teams to research Catholic school svstems nationallv, 
study demographics and develop a strategic plan, establish a 
marketing action plan, complete a financial analvsis and devel- 
op a budget, and prepare promotional materials. 

Class member Jennifer Guimond of Lancaster, who is the 
clothing operation manager at the Milton Hershey School, 
interviewed current Lebanon Catholic students. "I got a good 
feeling from talking to the kids, which I conveyed to the rest of 
mv MBA class, and this helped generate even more enthusiasm 
for the project," she said. 

"Proud, happv and excited" was the reaction of Deacon Richard 
Wentzel to the presentation; he is administrator of Lebanon 
Catholic School. The class provided "a wealth of information 
we need to use, and we need to use it effectively, he said. 

Randy Hoffman, a Lebanon Catholic parent and school board 
member, estimated it would have cost S20.000 to S30.000 to 
hire someone to do a study such as the one Professor \ eno's 
class did for free. "It was a big boost tor the school at a time 
when we were in a unique situation," Hoffman said. 

"The future is bright," Wentzel exclaimed. "I know we all want 
Catholic education to succeed in this county. We just have to 
show the diocese that we can be responsible stewards. 

"It's nice to see people care this much, especially the L\ C stu- 
dents who took this on." said Greg Becker, student council 
president at Lebanon Catholic. "We hope we see these ideas 
manifested in tangible improvements." 

Spring 2002 


Members oe Professor Veno's Marketing Management class 

Mark Lloyd, Taura Thompson, Brian Mell, Kathy Harrison, 
Hank Jacobs, Jennifer Guimond, Sean Killen, Gretchen Houser, 
Ben Arwater, Larry Gillham, Michael Welsh, Faith Delp and Jeff Mason. 

The MBA class found its work to be not only meaningful, but 
also appreciated. "You feel what you're doing is contributing 
to the community as well as being a pretty interesting way to 
learn about marketing," explained Mason. 

Veno said the project provided an "excellent component" 
of graduate level education. He has involved his classes in 
smaller marketing studies for local businesses in the past. 
Other LVC business classes have been involved in projects 
at Laudermilch Meats, A7K Computers and Butler 
Manufacturing, among others. 

"Students gain an immeasurable level of experience when they 
are challenged to develop solutions for businesses in their 
community. This project will serve as a model for future class 
projects/assignments, especially those that are focused on local 
businesses in need of market consultations," Veno said. 

"I am very proud of my students. They went well beyond my 
expectations. There was just a certain level of commitment," 
Veno said, adding that he saw growth in each student in 
the class. 

Veno said he believes LVC will do more projects with Lebanon 
Catholic in the future. "It is a great resource — it is a science 
lab for marketing. Where else can you get that kind of oppor- 
tunity? It is a phenomenal way to learn. I think a lot of my 
students had not had that depth of experience before. 

"It is an excellent way to give back to the community and for 
Lebanon Valley College to showcase student talents in the busi- 
ness field. Hopefully, more local businesses will see the value in 
this level of service," Veno said. 

He also credited LVC for providing support to the project, and 
said Andy Greene and Mike Bodan, department of media 

services; Cheryl Batdorf, assistant director of the MBA pro- 
gram; and Dr. Jim Scott, professor of German, were particu- 
larly helpful. 

"LVC is pleased to promote collaborations of this type," said 
Dr. Stephen MacDonald, vice president for academic affairs 
and dean of the faculty at the College, who noted that both the 
College and Lebanon Catholic face similar challenges. Both, he 
said, need to find their niche, overcome obstacles, such as lim- 
ited resources, and still produce a high quality product. 

The MBA class members receive Lebanon Catholic's news- 
letters, and are following the school's progress. At Lebanon 
Catholic, implementation of the MBA students' work is taking 
place, Deamer said. Postcards are being mailed to homes in 
areas the class identified as fertile sources of future students. 
Included on the postcard is a photo of a young student with 
the headline, "What I learn depends on where I learn." 

Commenting on the school's strengths, Deamer noted, "They 
told us we offer a distinctive education, and we have to sell it 
that way." 

The school is also making greater use of parish churches to dis- 
seminate information about the school, and has prepared new 
radio and cable television commercials. 

The MBA class also suggested that Lebanon Catholic encour- 
age companies to donate scholarship funds, now eligible for a 
state tax deduction. The school has already received a 550,000 
gift based on this program. 

"I thank you guys for fighting for Lebanon Catholic, attacking 
this task with enthusiasm, heart and soul. You never lost 
focus," Deamer told the class. => 

Jarbara Miller is a staff writer for The Patriot News. 

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Retired educator HELEN LONGENECKER 
TlLTON '26 died September 1, 2001, in 
M.iss.K husett.s .u '»N years oi aye. i lelen was. 
an accomplished organist who at one time per- 
formed extensively as both a soloist and as part 
of chamber groups from Annville to Boston. 

MYRA SheaEFER WHITE '27 died December 
27, 2001, in York. Pa., at the age of 95. A 
teacher for 35 years. Myra taught Latin and 
French at West York Area High School and 
Central York High School. She was a 
50-year member of The Yorktown chapter of 
Daughters of the American Revolution. 



Helen H. Shearer '30 is a resident of Berks 

Phoebe Village in Wernersville, Pa. 

Samuel D. Ulrjch, M.D., '33 is "still enjoy- 
ing the grass and not the roots!" 

After serving 40 years as a minister, the 
Rev. Dr. C. Willard Fetter '35 is enjoying 
retirement at Lely Palms Senior Living 
Community in Naples, Fla. 


Mary Blanche Cochran '30 died October 
25, 2001, in Lititz, Pa., at the age of 92. Mary- 
taught school for 39 years and coached girls 
basketball and tennis. In 1985, she was 
inducted into LVC's Athletic Hall of Fame. 

RUTH COOPER SaNFORD '30 died November 
28, 2001, just shy of her 95th birthday. In 
1968, Ruth was one of eight LVC graduates to 
receive the first annual Alumni Citation award 
given for outstanding achievement. 

'34 died August 13, 2001, in Lancaster, Pa., 
at 88 years of age. Christine was an active 
member of Hamilton Park United Church 
of Christ, serving on the Consistory and the 
Altar Guild. She was the mother of 
KRISTINE KREIDER LYNES '63 and the sister of 

Jane Gruber Seiverling '43. 

Dr. John J. B. Light '34 died September 23, 
2001, in Lebanon, Pa., at the age of 86. He 
had a general practice in Lebanon, Pa. 

Charles J. Meyer '34 died September 20, 
2001 , in Austin, Texas, at 90 years of age. He 
was the former president of Wallis & Harney 
Circus, Inc. 

Former physician and mayor of Lebanon, Pa., 
Dr. RlCFLARD D. Schreiber '34, died October 
3, 2001, in Lebanon at the age of 88. He 
was an active member of Salem Evangelical 
Lutheran Church having participated in the 
senior choir and men's chorus. 

Anne Bltterwick Gilbert '35 died 
September 18. 2001, in Cornwall, Pa., at 88 
years of age. 

RICHARD L. HUBER '36 died on December 24. 

Retired schoolteacher CHRISTINE SMITH 
SCHEIRER '36 died November 23, 2001, in 
Lancaster, Pa., at the age of 86. She was the 
widow of Robert L. Scheirer '35 who died 
February 23, 2000. 

ROBERT B. Tro.VEL '36 died September 1 I , 
2001, in Florida at the age of S 7 . Robert 
served in the Army Air Corps during World 
War II. He was Pennsylvania's state botanist 
for eight years and an agricultural consultant 
for Lebanon (Pa.) Chemical Co. for 35 years. 

27, 2002, in Lebanon, Pa., at the age of 84. 
An English teacher for 24 years in both 
Lancaster and Lebanon counties, Sylvia was 
the widow of H. EDGAR MESSERSCHMIDT '37, 
who died May 17, 2001. 

Pauline Yeager Richie '37 died August 9. 

Walter P. Frjdinger '38 died June 30, 2000, 
at 86 years of age. 



Hazel Fornoff Detambel '44 and her hus- 
band. Dr. Marvin H. Detambel '47, have 
moved to Capital Manor, a continuing care 
retirement community located in Salem, Ore. 
Hazel and Marvin regularly perform on violin 
and piano at recital programs and various 
social events. 

During the tall 2001 semester, DOROTHY 
Landis Gray, Ph.D., '44 taught voice at the 
Catholic University of America in 
Washington, D.C. 

SAMUEL E. STEIN '44 is a retired dentist. After 
graduating in 1950 from the dental school at 
Iemple University in Philadelphia, Pa., he 
went on to serve in Korea as a member of the 
U.S. Army and later joined the Army 

Playing golf and pinochle, and raking leaves. 
are just a few of the things that Dr. Miles D. 

Harriger '47 enjoys in his retirement. 

The mayor and city council of Washington, 
D.C were among those who honored the 
Rev. Franklin G. Senger III '48 on the 50th 
anniversary of his ordination. He is the pastor 
of the Lutheran Church of the Holy 
Comforter in Washington. 


A. Carl Herman '40 died June 16, 2001, at 
83 years of age. He was the husband of 
Josephine Ernst Herman '41, who died on 
November 20, 2001, in Marion. N.C., at the 
age of 81. Carl was a psychologist and 
Josephine was a registered nurse. 

World War II veteran ALFRED E. STEVENS 42 
died October 6, 2001, in Newport Richey, 
Fla.. a day after his 85th birthday. 

Former journalist John H. Baer 45 died July 
26, 2001, in Harrisburg, Pa., at the age of 89. 
John retired in 1 978 as director of the news 
service division in the Bureau of Public 
Education for the state Welfare Department. 
Previously he had been a Patriot News 
correspondent for 1 9 vears. 

Dr. Carl L. Df.RR '4" died January 23. 2002. 
in Reading, Pa., at the age of _ 8. Retired from 
the Berks County Intermediate L'nit as associ- 
ate supervisor of special education. Carl was 
an Army Ajr Force veteran of World War II. 

Marion Scflade Stauffer '47 died December 

26. 2001, in Lebanon. Pa., at 76 vears of age. 
She was a professional organist and a former 
elementarv music teacher. 

Retired Lebanon School District teacher 
EARL F. KAUFFMAN '49 died October 1. 2001. 
in Lebanon, Pa., at the age of 74. Earl, 
a Navy veteran, was the father of 
Beth Kauffman Jordon _ 9. 

Chemist Russell I. Steinfr. Ph.D.. 49 died 
September 27, 2001. in West Reading. Pa., 
at the age of 74. Russell was the former 
vice president and director of research and 
development for Crompton cv Knowles. 

Thi l arnegie Library. ( irca 1°1S 

Sprjng 2002 


Gibraltar, Pa. He held many patents, 
including one for Red #40, a dye used 
primarily tor food coloring. 



In July 2001, Floyd M. Baturin '50 
participated in the bicentennial celebration 
of the founding of the Marine Barracks 
in Washington, D.C., "the oldest post 
in the Corps." 

After teaching at the Central American 
Theological Seminary in Guatemala for 35 
years. Dr. Paul D. Lowery '52 is now an 
adjunct professor at Lancaster Bible College in 

Baseball enthusiast Edward H. Walton '53 
had four articles published this past season in 
the Boston Red Sox Score Card magazine and 
traveled to Arizona to visit the Diamondbacks' 

Joan Eckenroad Kirk '56 is a pianist with 
the 60 +/- Chamber Music Ensemble at the 
Jenkintown branch of the Settlement Music 
School of Philadelphia. 

Retiring after 32 years as a professor at Hope 
College in Holland, Mich., Joan C. CONWAY 
'57 is the artistic director of the Chamber 
Music Festival of Saugatuck. She is a member 
of the Holland Symphony board of directots 
and performs in concert series at Holland's 
Herrick District Library. 

Organist Ementa JEANNE WINTER Noll '57 
retired after 34 years as the organist and choir 
director of St. Paul's United Church of Christ 
in Fleetwood, Pa. 

James D. Laverty Jr. '58 is the associate 
publisher and vice president of marketing for 
Pennsylvania Business & Technology Digest, 
a magazine that had its debut in November 

PETER P. McEvoy '58 is a self-employed real 
estate consultant and developer in 
Monroeville, NJ. 


Retired DuPont chemist GEORGE W. BARTELS 
Jr. '50 died in Septembet 2001 at the age of 
73. George was the husband of Helen 
MacFarland Bartels '51. 

Anna L. Kettering '50 died October 31, 

2001, in Annville, Pa., at 87 years of age. 
Anna was a former missionary who served in 
Africa for over 25 years. 

Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient HARRY 
A. Fox Jr. '51 died December 19, 2001, in 
Hershey, Pa., at the age of 75. He was an 
Army veteran of World War II and was a par- 
ticipant in the Battle of the Bulge. Harry had 
been a senior research chemist for the former 
AMP Inc., and he invented the memory cores 
in the Gemini spacecraft's computers. 

Sara Arbegast Keller '51 died August 26, 
2001, in Campbelltown, Pa., at the age of 84. 
Sara was a retired registered nurse who had 
worked at both the Hershev Medical Center 
and the Harrisburg Hospital. 

Former LVC trustee (1981-1986) the Rev. W. 
Richard Kohler '51 died September 4, 
2001, at 72 years of age. He was the father of 
Michael R. Kohler '80 and Jennifer 

KOHLER FULLENLOVE '04, support staff mem- 
ber for the department of business administra- 
tion and a current LVC student. 

Dentist Michael G. Palazzo '52 died 
June 13, 2001, at the age of 71. 

Charles F. Blaich '53 died March 22, 2000. 

Retired educator RiCHARD E. SCHWANG '53 
died September 5, 2001, in Chambersburg, 
Pa., at 73 years of age. He was a World War II 
veteran, having served in the Air Force. 

William H. Kelly '54 died December 28, 
2001, in Towson, Md., at the age of 69. He 
was the owner of Computer Assistance Inc. 
and, along with his brother and father, owned 
and operated the Leonard Granite Companv 
in Chambersburg, Pa. Bill was the husband of 

Alice Daniels Kelly '54. 

William R. Minnich '57 died October 19, 
2001, in Deep Gap, N.C., at the age of 69. A 
Navy veteran of the Korean War, William was 
a former social studies teacher in the 
Cornwall-Lebanon (Pa.) School District and a 
retired UniServe representative for the 
Pennsylvania State Education Association. 



Vocalist RONALD L. DlETZ '60 is the board 
president and baritone soloist with Jubilate!, a 
vocal ensemble performing throughout the 
Camp Hill, Gettysburg, York and Hanover 
areas of Pennsylvania. He also performs with 
Hanover's Eichelberger Chorale and the York 
Symphony Chorus and Chamber Singers. 
Ron, along with his wife, Rochelle, directs the 
Bethlehem United Methodist Church choir in 
Dallastown, Pa. 

Michigan State University in East Lansing has 
named Dr. Hiram E. FITZGERALD '62 as its 
assistant provost for university outreach. He is 
a distinguished professor in the department of 
psychology and director of Interdepartmental 
Graduate Specializations in Applied 
Developmental Science at Michigan State. 
He also serves as executive director of the 
World Association for Infant Mental Health. 

In July 2001 , Guy E. STAMBACH '62 retired 
after 38 years in education/counseling. He 
and his wife, MARENA COLGAN STAMBACH '65, 
now reside in Bradford, Mass. 

Sandra Stetler Stouffer '62, who is retired 
from teaching music in the Lower Merion 
School District, is involved in property 
management along with her husband, JOHN J. 

Stouffer '60. 

Judith Nichols Renzulli '63 has retired 

from practicing law and now enjoys spending 
time at her family's summer home in the 
Adirondack Mountains of New York. 

KATHRYN S. SKEWIS '63 retired from teaching 
instrumental music in the Pequea Valley 
Schools in Lancaster County, Pa. Kathryn is 
active with Lancaster's Musical Art Society, 
the American Business Women's Association 
(ABWA) and church work. 


The Valley' 

JUNE 14,15.16 


10 A.M. - 4 P.M. 

College Book Store Open 

Lower Level, Mund College Center 

Noon - 8 p.m. 


Mund College Center 

SATURDAY, JUNE 15 2:30 PM - 

9 A.M. - 2 P.M. 


Mund College Center 

9 a.m.- 1p.m. 

College Book Store Open 

Lower Level, Mund College Center 

Dedication of the Rex A. Herbert 
'72 Soccer Field 

Soccer Field 

3 P.M. - 5 P.M. 

Hospitality Tent for Reunion 

Social Quad 

"Cooking On The Go" 
Demonstration Cooking Class 

West Dining Hall, Mund College Center 

1:30 p.m. 

Golf Tournament 

Fairview Golf Course 

3 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. 

Tour the LVC Arboretum 

Meet in front of Mund College Center 

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

Class of 1952 Clam Bake 


6 p.m. -9 p.m. 

Clam Bake and Tent Party 

Under the Tent, Social Quad 

Campus Tours 

Meet in front of Mund College Center 

Class Photos for '42, '47, '52 
Gazebo on Social Quad 
(beside Mund College Center) 

Awards Ceremony and 
Recognition Rally 

Leedy Theater, Mund College Center 

Carmean Society Annual Luncheon 

West Dining Room, 
Mund College Center 

Picnic/B-B-Q Lunch 

Under the Tent, Social Quad 

Class of 1977 25th Reunion 


1:15 p.m. 

Class Photographs for 
'57, '62, '67, '72, '82 
Gazebo on Social Quad 
(beside Mund College Center) 

Tour of LVC Rose Garden 

Meet on the quadrangle side 
of the Chapel 

Alumni Baseball Game 

McGill Field 

Alumni field hockey and soccer games 
will be held in fall 2002. 

6:30 p.m. 

Alumni Reception 

Mingle with classmates and meet the 

characters from our dinner-dance 


Tent on Social Quad 

7:30 p.m.- 10:30 P.M. 
Dinner Dance 

West Dining Room, Mund College Center 


8:30 A.M.- 11:30 a.m. 
Checkout and Key Drop-off 

Lobby, Mund College Center 

9 A.M. 

Church Service 

Annville United Methodist Church 

9 A.M. -NOON 
Champagne Brunch 


Spring 2002 

Lebanon Valley College 

* C.& 

Academic and 
Administrative Buildings 

1. Carnegie Building: Admission 
and Financial Aid 

2. Humanities Center and 
Administrative Offices: 
Academic Departments 

English Department. 
Foreign Languages 
Department, History and 
American Studies 
Department, Political 
Science and Economics 

Department, Religion and 
Philosophy Department, 
Sociology and Social Work 
Administrative Offices 
Business Office, Copy 
Center, Graduate Studies 
and Continuing Education, 
Mail Room, Media 
Services, President, Public 
Safety, Registrar, Study 
Abroad, Telephone 
Services, Vice President 

and Controller, Vice 
President and Dean of the 
Faculty, Vice President for 

3. Blair Music Center: Music 
Department, Education 
Department, Lutz Recital 
Hall, Music Recording 
Technology Studios 

4. Miller Chapel: Chaplain's 
Office, Chapel, Classrooms 

5. Lynch Memorial Hall: Art 
Department and Gallery 

Offices, Emmett C. Roop 
Management Department 
Wing, Information 
Technology Services, Lynch 
Gymnasium, William H. 
Lodge Mathematical 
Sciences Center; renovation 
scheduled for completion 
in 2003 

6. Fencil Building: Art Studios 

7. Carber Science Center: 
Biology Department, 
Chemistry Department, 

Physics Department, 
Psychology Department; 
renovation scheduled for 
completion in 2005 

8. Vernon and Doris 
Bishop Library 

9. Laughlin Hall: Alumni 
Programs, Annual Giving, 
College Relations, 
Development, Major Gifts, 
Planned Giving 

10. Wagner House: Student 
Services Office 


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You have been away too long! Come back to LVC, see the 
award-winning campus for yourself and join your class- 
mates on campus for Alumni Weekend, June 14-16. 


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Residential Life Buildings 

ii. Allan W. Mund College 
Center: Career Services, 
College Store, Conference 
Services, Dining Halls, 
Faust Lounge, Leedy 
Theater, Student Activities 
Offices, WLVC Radio, 

12. Mary Capp Green 
Residence Hall 

13. Vickroy Residence Hall 

14. Keister Residence Hall 

15. Hammond Residence Hall 

16. Funkhouser Residence Hall 

17. Marquette Residence Hall 

18. New Residence Hall: 
scheduled for completion 
in 2002 

19. Silver Residence Hall 

20. North College 
Residence Hall 

21. Shroyer Health Center 

22. Sheridan Avenue 
Residence Hall 

23. Centre Residence Hall 

24. Student Housing 

25. Friendship House 
Residence Hall 

26. Student Housing 

27. Derickson Hall A: 
Student Apartments 

28. Derickson Hall B: 
Student Apartments 

Athletic and 
Recreation Facilities 

29. Edward H. Arnold Sports 

indoor Track, 
Physical Education, 
Intercollegiate Athletics. 
Pool, Recreational 

30. Heilman Center: Athletic 
Training Facilities, 
Classrooms, Fitness 
Center, Physical Therapy 
Program, Wellness Pool 

31. New Gymnasium: 
scheduled for completion 
in 2002 

32. Henry and Gladys 
Arnold Field 

33.-34. Field H 
35. Tennis Courts 

36. McGill B 

37. Soccer Su 
38 -39. Practict 

40. Sofib 

41. Rohlai 



Other Facilities 

47. Suzanne H. Arnold G 
Suzanne H. Arnold Art 
Gallery, Zimmerman 
Recital Hall 

m: President's 

49. Benjamin Cm" 

50. South Campus £ 

51. Bollinger Plaza 
52 Heating Plant 

60. Fas . 
64. Anni 

Spring 2002 



Cassandra Hoadley '04, an English communications major and the news editor for La Vie Collegienne, recently 
undertook an informal study of her classmates. She handed out surveys in the Vernon and Doris Bishop Library, the 
Mund College Center and in one of her classes. 

Cassandra asked fellow students, representing every class year, to fill out a survey that mixed both pop culture and 
Lebanon Valley College lore. Here are some of the results: 

Favorite Television Show 
The Simpsons 

Real World 

7th Heaven 


Dawson's Creek 

Favorite Movie 
Save the Last Dance 


Cruel Intentions 

Legally Blonde 


Favorite Music Style 


Christian Contempo 

Most Recent, Non-Required, Book You Have Read 

Harr y Potter an d th e Sorcere r' s Stone 

The Catcher in the Rye 

A Walk to Remember 

The Lost B- 

Collection ofPoe 

Favorite Cartoon 

Scooby Doo 

Spongebob Squarepants 
The Simpsons 

Bugs Bunny 

Bigges t Con cern 



Graduate school 


I A '■" I mEffiwniffigJTg] 


Hot Doe Frank 

Lutz Hall has nori ' 

Founded in 1866 

Marquette was a dean 

Productive chemical research 

^ __^^^_ 

a vorite i ning adqut lV C 

Small size/classes 

Fitness center 

Science program 


. avorite nr st u 

MJ'S Coffeehouse 


Miniature golfin 

Favorite Ca mpus Ha ng out 
Dorm rooms 

Dining hall 

Arnold Sports Center 

Garber Science Center 

Fa vorite LVC Trad ition 
Spring Arts Weekend 

Winter Formal 

End of spring sem 

Foam Dance 

Friday nieht comedians 

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A certified massage therapist, Robert F. 
DaiGNEALILT '64 is the owner of BJ's 
Therapeutic Bodyworks in Belton, Texas. 

Charles H. Martin '64, secretary of the 

Delaware Valley Regional Planning 
Committee, was tecently elected to the board 
of directors or the Southeast Pennsylvania 
Transportation Authority (SEPTA). 

The Food & Drug Administration has 
promoted Frederic J. MARSIK, Ph.D., '65 
to microbiology team leader for amivirals. 

Jamie G. Wescott '65 retired after teaching 
high school chemistry tot 35 years. 

The Rev. James W. Weis '66 has been called 
by the Delaware-Maryland Synod of the 
Evangelical Churches in America to work with 
churches in transition. 

The Rev. Donald B. Ki tchell '67 is the pas- 
tor at Life Tabernacle United Pentecostal 
Church in Gilmer, Texas, and the assistant 
band director for the Gladewater Independent 
School District. 

The Entomological Society of America pre- 
sented Rayanne Behney Lehman '67 with 
the 2001 Distinguished Achievement Award 
in Regulatory Entomology. Rayanne is an 
entomologist for the Division of Plant 
Protection at the Pennsylvania Department 
of Agriculture. 

The Rev. Gretchen Long Woods '67 is the 

continuing education representative for the 
Unitarian Universalis! Ministers Association. 
She is also a co-founder and vocal performer 
with Confluence: The Willamette Valley 
GALA Mixed Chorus, which is based in 
Salem, Ore. 

KENNETH L. Egge '68 is an air safety- investi- 
gator for the National Transportation Safety 
Board in Washington, D.C. 

An electrical engineet with the Lebanon, Pa., 
firm of Facilities Design, Inc., Carl E. 
HORNING '68 serves as bishop and overseer of 
seven Lebanon District Mennonite churches. 

The New Hampshire chapter of the American 
String Teachers Association and the National 
School Orchestra Association presented 
Marjorie Miller Nelson '68 with the 2001 
New Hampshire String Teacher of the Year 

Janice Koehler Richardson '68 is the chair 
of the Texas Association of School Librarians. 

Religion and philosophy professor 
Dr. Frederick "Fritz" Detweiler '69 
has been named Ameritech "leaching and 
Learning Mentor and the Teagle Foundation 
Expert in Residence for technology and 

pedagogy at Adrian College in Michigan. His 
recently published book, Standing on the 
Premise of God: The ( hristian Right's Fight to 
Redefine America's Public Schools (NYU Press, 
1999) is featured on National Public Radio's 
Justice Talking web page. 

The Scottish Rite Council of Deliberation of 
Pennsylvania presented Dale C. SCHIMPE '69 
with their Meritorious Service Award. Dale is 
the music director of Caldwell Consistory in 
Bloomsburg, Pa., and the secretary of 
Frackville Lodge 737, Free and Accepted 


Sarah Haigler Corbitt '61 died August 13, 
2001, in Hampton, Va. 

BUHRMAN G. KEIM '61 died November 1, 
2001, in Lebanon, Pa., at 61 years of age. 
He was a retired quality control and 
compliance coordinator and associate 
scientist for Whitehall-Robins 
Pharmaceutical Research and Development 
in Hammonton, Pa. Buhrman was the 
father of Lisa Keim FaGAN '82. 

Dl Ms R Bl RWRH '62 died ( Viohcl 2 V 

2001, in Reading, Pa., at the age of 60. Denis 
was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. 

Harold F. Giles Jr., Ph.D., '67 died October 
22, 2001, in Wake Forest, N.C., at 56 years of 
age. He was a research and development engi- 
neer for PPG Industries in North Carolina. 
Holder of 28 U.S. patents, Harold authored 
the book Extrusion Topics. 

KJYOFUMI SaKAGUCHI '67 died January 1 1, 

2002, in Japan. He was president and CEO of 
Prudential International Insurance Group and 
executive vice president of Prudential 

KaTRJNKA S. OSBORNE '68 died January 2 1 . 
2002, in Roxbury, N.J., at the age of 55. 
Kattinka served in Malaysia as an English 
teacher in the Peace Corp after graduation and 
spent two years as a kindergarten teacher in 
Florida before returning to New Jersey. 



The newest composition bv Dr. Joi in W. 
JONES '72 was written to celebrate the 175th 
anniversary of the Lutheran Theological 
Seminary in Gettysburg, Pa. "Glory Ridge: A 
Cantata tor the Millennium" premiered .it the 
seminary on September 16, 2001. 

Cheryi Kirk NOIL 72 created black and 
white illustrations tot a series of history 

activiry books, American Kids in Huton, 
for 8- to 12- year-olds. They include < i\ il 
War Days," "Revolutionary War Days and 
"Victorian Days. 

Robin Ditzler Renter 72 is a first-grade 
teachet in the Northern Lebanon School 
I listrict in Fredericksburg, Pa. 

Charles G. Zerbe 72 started a quality assur- 
ance consulting business that specializes in the 
food industry in Lewisburg, Pa. 

GREG J. DETW III I R 73 is the director of 
choral activities at Morehead Stan 
in New York. 

Elizabeth Todd Lamberi 73 is the assistant 
dean for academic programs at Towson 
University in Maryland. 

A research associate for DuPont. Dr. DlANE 
M. SCHOLLER 73 is co-owner of a quilting 
fabrics and gift shop in Blandon, Pa. 

Senior minister of the First Congregational 
L'nited Church of Christ in Dubuque. Iowa. 

the Rev. Dr. Kenneth R. Bk kit 74 is an 

adjunct professor at the University of 
Dubuque Theological Seminary for the spring 
2002 semester His wife, the REV. NaN( S 
NELSON BlCKEI ' - 5, is the minister of church 
life at First Congregational L'CC. She received 
the Belva Duncan Awatd tor excellence in 

An oboist with the Loudoun Symphony 
Orchesrra, Crajg R. HOLLENBACH 74 is senior 
technical fellow at Northrop Grumman 
Information Technology in McLean, Va. C 'raig 
is also co-author of the software framework 
Capability Maturity- Model Integration 

Tin Rev. Mark A. Burgess ' -: > is pastor of 
St. Mark's United Methodist Church in 
Smithfield, Va. 

Supervisor of the social studies and 
industrial technology departments for the 
Warren Hills School District in New Jersey, 
JOHN G. FENIMORE 75 teaches advanced 
placement literature and is the high schools 
head baseball coach. 

Lawrence E. Priester '"6 is the procurement 

manager tor Nought Aircraft Industries Inc. in 
Dallas. Texas. 

In May 2000, Joanni H\riii\i CONRAD 7 
and her husband. Gin. welcomed into their 
family daughter Amanda Jing from China. 

The Lancaster (Pa.) Opera i lompany named 
SCOTT G. DRACKLH ' as its artistic director. 
Scott is the choral director at Lancaster 
Catholic 1 ligh School and the choit director 
of St. lohns Episcopal (."hutch in Lancaster. 

Spring 2002 

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Do tulips grow on trees? Well, with imagination honed at LVC by 
thought-provoking professors, anything seems possible. If you look 
high into the tops of two big trees in the Arboretum, you can indeed 
see tulips. But of course, you have to begin by looking at tuliptrees! (Ahhh, 
even imagination is rooted in an element of reality.) 

These trees rejoice in the scientific name Liriodendron tulipifera, which trans- 
lates as "lily-tree tulip-bearing." The flowers really do have the shape and size 
of tulips. In June, the "tulips" stand upwards from the ends of small branches 
high in the sunny parts of the tree. From the ground, they appear as light green 
cups with an orange blotch at the base of each petal, as garden tulips 
sometimes have. But if you are lucky enough to look into the face of a 
tuliptree flower, you can see that the closest relatives of tuliptrees are really 
magnolias. You will see a central cone of separate sections that contain the 
seeds, much like the ones in Magnolia. The tuliptrees in the Arboretum 
are on the east side of Lynch and the east side of Blair Music Center, near 
College Avenue. 

Stand under a golden rain tree in the Social Quad at bloom time in June, and 
you and your imagination can be showered with small golden bits from above. 
When the petite flowers are mature, the bright yellow petals begin to fall. Since 
the flowers are numerous on large branching inflorescences, the falling petals 
do look as if they are raining down. This golden show is a summertime thing. 
Through the fall and winter, the branches hold pointed, papery brown pods 
that surround the fruits. On campus landscape maps, this tree is labeled 
Koelreuteria paniculata. 

biology at Lebanon Valley College. 

■ ■ Al 'I 1'! I 

English teacher ANNE Ehrhart-Bocian 77 is 
in her 22nd year at Lower Dauphin High 
School in Hummelstown, Pa. 

Timothy A. Jenks 77 is listed in the 2001 

Who's Who Among American Teachers. 

In his 24th year of teaching elementary 
instrumental music, KEITH A. SYMONS 77 is 
organist and children's choir accompanist for 
his church near Hamburg, Pa. 

RONALD R. AFFLEBACH 78 is the director of 

human resources for Charleston County in 
South Carolina. 

Gregory A. Hilt 79 is a Unix systems 
engineer for Computer Sciences Corporation 
in Rock\' Hill, Conn. 

Kristen Showalter '05, daughter of Robert 
L. SHOWALTER 79, is a LVC first-year student 
majoring in music education. She is a recipi- 
ent of both the Vickroy and Carmean scholar- 


Jerry W. Solomon 72 died December 18, 

Retired educator DOROTHY HEISER 
THOMASCO 72 died August 15, 2001, in 
Lebanon, Pa., at 86 years of age. She was a 
teacher at Northwest Elementary School in 
the Lebanon School District. 

JOHN G. Rudiak 73 died October 27, 2000. 
John was the brother of NELSON J. RUDIAK 76. 



On May 23, 2001, JOHN S. CHAMPLIN '80 

and his wife, Melissa, welcomed twins Jay and 
Anna into their family. 

David C. Gorman '80, the district attorney 
of Blair County, Pa., and his wife, Dr. Kim 
FOSTER-GORMAN '82, welcomed son 
Christopher Sean into their family on 
August 20, 2000. 

BRUCE D. HENNING '80 is stability and 
raw materials manager at Bayer Corporation 
in Myerstown, Pa. 

Thomas A. Bowers '81 coordinates a 
volunteer HOSTS mentor program for A. I. 
Dupont Middle School in Greenville, Del. 
He is a customer satisfaction manager for 
MBNA America's insurance department 
located in Wilmington and a part-time real 
estate appraiser with Lorenz Associates. 


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Beverly Cooney Campbell '81 is the vice 
president for client services for Metris 
Companies, a provider of financial services 
and products, in Minnetonka, Minn. 

Former North Carolina Teacher of the Year 
KlMBERLY HlLLMAN HUGHES '82 was elected 
to the governing boatd of the National 
Association tor the Education of Young 
Children, an organization dedicated to 
promoting excellence in early childhood 
education. Kim is a pre-kindergarten teacher 
at Fox Road Elementary School in Raleigh. 

The U.S. Navy recently awarded MAUREEN J. 
Mills '82 the master skipper qualification, the 
Navy's highest recognition for command-at- 
sea. The "E Qual" certifies that an individual 
is qualified to skipper a large sailing vessel in 
any condition, at any time day or night, while 
racing offshore. A volunteer coach with the 
Naval Academy's varsity offshore sailing team 
in Annapolis, Md.. Maureen has logged 6,500 
miles of ocean sailing with 3,500 of those 
miles racing. She has had class wins in the 
Marion (Mass.) to Bermuda race and the 
Annapolis (Md.) to Newport (R.I.) race. 

On September 22, 2001, WILLIAM N. 
Campbell Jr. '83 and his wife, Theresa 
Martin Campbell '88, welcomed a third 

daughter, Janice Maria, into theit ramilv. 

Michael J. Gallagher, Ph.D., '83 is an 
associate professor of accounting at Defiance 
College in Ohio. 

Dr. Clifford L. Llaman '83, associate pro- 
fessor of saxophone at the University of South 
Carolina in Columbia, petformed the world 
premiere of Leslie Bassett's Concerto fir alto 
saxophone and orchestra at the XIII World 
Saxophone Congress in Montteal, Canada, 
last Julv and released a CD, Brilliance, on the 
Equilibrium label. 

Carey Wenner Rogers '83 is a decorator for 
Accent Your View in Garner, N.C. 

ROBERT L. Dowd '84 is vice president 
of Travelex Global Payments in 
Millersville, Md. Robert is the husband 
of Jennifer Lee Dowd '87. 

Massage therapist HOLLY Hanawalt Gainor 
'84 graduated from the Alternative 
Conjunction Clinic and School of Massage 
Therapy in Lemoyne, Pa., and received her 
certification in massage therapy in August 
2001. Holly is the pianist/organist tor Young's 
United Methodist Chutch in Mechanicshurg. 

Joseph J. Morrison Jr. '84 is the executive 
directot for the Intertaith Housing 
Development in Bristol, Pa. 

In April 2001, Cynthia Noll-Helms '84 and 
her husband, Gregory, welcomed daughter 
Clara Ruth into their family. Cynthia is the 
assistant center director for watet in the 
National Center for Environmental Research 
within the Office of Research and 
Development of the U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. 

TAMMY K. Rowl '84 is a biologist for 
the National Center for Research Resources 
at the National Institutes of Health in 
Bethesda, Md. 

Dr. Lori B. Wagner '84 is the executive 
director of marketing and sales at Pierce 
College in Philadelphia, Pa. 

ROBERT Muir III '85 has his own law 
practice in Stanhope, N.J., where he 
specializes in estate and probate law. 

Barbara Nace Witmer '85 is a teachet in the 
West Windsor Plainsboro (N.J.) School 
District. Her husband, Dr. Mark R. Witmer 
'85 is a biochemist at Bristol-Myers Squibb in 
Princeton, N.J. 

Hershev, Pa., freelance writer/editor/proof- 
reader Marie Montesano Boyer '86 and her 
husband, Dave, welcomed their second child, 
Margaret Rosalie, into their family on 
October 29, 2001. 

Richard P. Hoffman '86 is a fifth-grade 
social studies teacher at Uppet Dauphin Area 
Middle School in Lykens, Pa. His wife, TRACY 
Montgomery Hoffnlan '88, is a learning 
support teacher's aide at the same school. 

Barbara DeMoreland Kirner '86 is a secre- 
tary for TXL T Electric in Fort Worth. Texas. 

Dicksie Boehler Lewis '86 is the 
director and a teacher at Green Valley 
United Methodist Christian Preschool 
in Henderson, Nev. 

The wedding ceremony of JaNELL B. Trexler 
'86 and Michael K.ilhmanis took place August 
4, 2001, at the Baleville Congtegational 
Christian Chutch in Newton, N.J. Janell is a 
music teacher at High Point Regional High 
School and Sussex Middle School. 

SCOTT A. WlEN '86 and Donna L. Twaits 
were married recently in the Stanhope United 
Methodist Church in Motristown, N.J. 

JOHN E. Copenflaver '87 teaches instrumen- 
tal music at Lebanon (Pa.) Middle School. His 
wife, Lynlee Reed Copenflaver '8", is the 

choral director at Lowet Dauphin High 
School in Hummelstown. 

The University of Hartford (Conn.) recendy 
granted tenute to Dr. Laura E. PENCE '87 
and promoted her to associate professor in 
their department of chemistry. 

LeRoy G. Whitehead Jr. '87 is the assistant 
principal of Stetson Middle School in the 
West Chester (Pa.) School District. The 
director of music for the Paoli United 
Methodist Church, LeRoy also plays drums 
and keyboard for the band "Past Presents." 

On January 6, 2001, STEVEN H. WlTMER '87 
and his wife, Lynne, welcomed triplets — 
Maclean Brown, Lauren Steele and Harrison 
Steven — into their family. 

DESMOND J. COFFEY III '88 is a laboratory- 
technical specialist for Dietrich's Milk 
Products in Reading, Pa. 

general music, chorus and string orchestra at 
Forks Elementary School in Easton, Pa. 

Andrew J. Krall '88 is a compliance special- 
ist for McNeil Consumer Healthcare in Fort 
Washington, Pa. 

A member of the LVC Alumni Council, JULIE 
M. MATTHEWS '88 is a full-service broker for 
Allfirst Brokerage Corporation in York, Pa. 

On October 8, 2000, Lydla Neff McCoy '88 
and her husband, Thomas, welcomed son 
Matthew Thomas into their family. 

STEVEN J. SMITH '88 is the general manager 
for Worldwide Flight Services Inc. at the 
Philadelphia (Pa.) International Airport. 

Dr. David K Bush '89, director of resident 
life at Drew University in Madison, N.J., 
received a doctorate in higher education 
administration, with minors in ethics and 
policy studies, from the University of Virginia. 

Deana M. CRUMBLING '89 is an environmen- 
tal scientist for the U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. 

Amy K. Evans '89 is a senior systems analyst 
with the Bloomsburg, Pa., division of 
Geisinger System Services. 

On May 2, 2001, Regina Santus Ferruzza 
'89 and her husband, J. STEPHEN FERRUZZA 
'90. welcomed Sophie Rose, their second 
child, into the family. 

As an assistant professor of philosophy at 
Carroll Community College in Westminster, 
Md., Donald C. Hoepfer '89 initiated and 
otganized an October 10, 2001, Ethics Day 
event, "Responding To Terror: How Can We 
React to Evil Without Becoming Evil?" 

Le-SLIE A. Keller, PA-C, '89 tecendy passed 
the National Commission on Certified 
Phvsician .Assistants re-certification exam. 
Leslie, a member of the Academy of Physician 
.Assistants, is a board certified physician 
assistant with the Nicholson-Factoryville, Pa., 
office of Geisinger Medical Group. 

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Richard M. Klenk '89 is assistant vice presi- 
dent and an actuary for Penn Mutual Life 
Insurance in Philadelphia, Pa. 

On March 5, 2001, Dr. David P. Myers '89 

and his wife, Nancy, welcomed triplets — 
lack, Lauren and Elizabeth — into their 

Michael J. Pullman '89 and his wife, Carol, 
welcomed theit first child, Michael John, into 
their family on October 9, 2000. Michael is 
working on a computer systems upgrade 
project for the Commonwealth of 
Pennsylvania in Harrisburg. 



Dawn Humphrey Drago '83 died 
December 3, 2001, in Reading, Pa., at the age 
of 40. Dawn was a web page designer for 
Alive Net in Sinking Spring and a former 
reporter for the Lebanon Daily News and 
the Reading Eagle. 



On September 19, 2001, Scott A. Barlup 
'90 and his wife, Kathy, welcomed son Jared 
Michael-Russel into their family. 

Deane Churan Billman '90 is the head 
held hockey coach for Albright College in 
Reading, Pa. 

JOHN S. BRENNER '90 was recently elected as 
mayor of York, Pa. 

SUZANNE BolINSKY FORTNA '90 is a stay- 
at-home mom for Sarah, Carl and Shawn. 
Suzanne is married to CARL H. FORTNA, 

On January 24, 2001 , LYNDA Van Sant 
Habel '90 and her husband, Joseph, 
welcomed daughter Sarah Elizabeth into 
their family. Lynda is an assistant teacher 
at Diamond Nursery School, the only 
state-licensed facility in Hazelton, Pa. 

Dr. Camille Declementi '90 is the manager 
of medical records and quality control for 
the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center 
in Urbana, III. 

KEVIN B. DEMPSEY '90 is the president 
of Philly Counseling Services Inc. in 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Jennifer Nauman Johnson '90 and her 

husband, William, welcomed their fifth child, 
Josiah William, into their family on 
June 15,2001. 

On August 19, 2001, SCOTT A. RICHARDSON 
'90 and his wife, Heather, welcomed daughter 

Finding Out the Truth 


David Powers '01 and his wife, Gina (left), meet Kathy Schweiker, 
(center), first lady of Pennsylvania, at the award ceremony. 

he inscription on the facade of Lebanon Valley College's Vernon and Doris 
Bishop Library reads, "The Truth Shall Set You Free." What was not etched 
in stone was a guarantee that David Powers '01 would graduate from col- 
lege. After leaving college as a freshman in 1976, it would take Powers 25 years to 
earn his bachelor of arts degree in English with a concentration in communications. 

"I think it is more appropriate for me to say 'The Pursuit of the Truth Shall Set You 
Free,'" notes Powers. "The finding seems to be in the quest. This was an intensely 
personal journey." 

For Powers, it was a long and intense journey. He had to overcome both mental and 
physical obstacles to get his degree. He states, "There is a balance of personal life, 
work responsibilities and studies. The circles adult students move in are quite dif- 
ferent from those that traditional students move in every day. Have you ever seen a 
40-something pull an 'all-nighter'? Not a pretty sight, especially the next day." 

However, Powers would be rewarded for his sacrifice and persistence 
after attending LVC classes for eight years. Graduating with honors and being 
inducted into both the Phi Alpha Epsilon and Alpha Sigma Lambda honor societies, 
Powers was named the 2001 Outstanding Adult Student in Pennsylvania. The award, 
given annually by the Pennsylvania Association for Adult Continuing Education 
(PAACE), recognizes the struggle to achieve a college degree, as well as scholastic 
and academic achievement. 

"I was blown away when I heard I had won the award," acknowledges Powers. "I 
will treasure it always." 

When looking back on his journey, Powers emphasizes how older adults 
pursuing college degrees enhance the classroom experience. 

"We fossils do bring many experiences of life to the classroom, which is 
not intended to diminish the traditional student perspective at all, it is just a differ- 
ent way of obtaining an education," says Powers. 

Jeff Intoccla '02, an English major, is also a sports writer for La Vie Collegienne, 

an LVC sports information assistant, a pitcher on LVCs baseball team and 

a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. 


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Olivia Grace into their family. Heather is 
LVC's former assistant dean of admission. 

Catherine Wheeler Yeagle '90 is a vocal 
music teacher in the Perkiomen Valley School 
District in Collegeville, Pa. 

Dawn Flnk Qark '91 is the owner/director 
of Sonshine Child Care Center Inc. in 
Cleona, Pa. 

The wedding ceremony of ANN M. DIETRICH 
'91 and C. Thomas Reiner was held recently 
at Wesley United Methodist Church in 
W iconisco. Pa. Ann is an accounting clerk for 
Credit Plus Solutions Group in Harrisburg. 

On January 15, 2002. ANDREW C. 
HlLDEBRAND, ESQ., '91 and his wife, Jennifer, 
welcomed their third child. Ashton Alexander, 
into their family. Andrew recently started his 
own business valuation practice, Hildebrand 
Consulting Inc., in Douglassville, Pa. 

Stephen Sanger '91, a member of the 
special activities committee for the Associated 
Builders and Contractors Association, organiz- 
es the annual construction rodeo to benefit 
the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Representing 
the Bobcat line, Stephen is a regional sales 
representative for Dauphin, Lancaster and 
Lebanon counties at Highway Equipment & 
Supply Company of Harrisburg, Pa. 

.After receiving a doctoral degree in toxicology 
from the University of Cincinnati College of 
Medicine on January 11, 2002, Dr. ALBERT P. 
SeN'FT '91 accepted a post-doctoral fellowship 
in the Department of Pulmonary Biology at 
the Children's Hospital Research Foundation 
in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

A\n WaTERFIELD WILLS "91 received a master's 
degree in management from the College of 
Notre Dame of Man-land and operates a 
home-based decorating and gift business. 

Dr. JOSEPH Am '92 is a family physician in 
Phoenix, Ariz., and is in the process of pur- 
chasing his own practice. 

Capital Blue Cross promoted JOHN C. 
Bowerman '92 to marketing relations 
consultant in their Harrisburg, Pa., office. 

On July 8, 2001, the Rev. Byron E. 
Brocght '92 and his wife. KRISTEN Webster 
BROUGHT '93, welcomed son Nicholas 
Andrew into their family. 

Keith W. Copenflwer '92 is the owner of 

Monocacy Gardens, LLC, a greenhouse and 
nursery located in Taneytown, Md. 

On August 20, 2001 , Jamie Heintzelman 
Edelman '92 and her husband, Brian, 

wekumed son Dvlan Paul into then family. 

ERIKA ALLEN JUCEWICZ '92 and her husband, 
Tom, welcomed a second daughter. Kira 
Lynn, into their family in August 2001. 

On April 4, 200 1 , Susan Leonard McClain 
'92 and her husband. Thomas J. McClain 
'92, M'95, welcomed son Garrett James into 
their family. 

MICHAEL C. Pontz '92 is the manager of 

Atlantic Pacific Mortgage Corporation in 
Mt. Laurel, N.J. 

HEIDI L. RaUENZAHN '92, a laboratory 
technician at Reading (Pa.) Area Community 
College, received a master's degree in psychol- 
ogy in December 2001. 

.An optometrist with The Morrison Associates 
in Harrisburg, Pa., JAMES W. REIGEL '92 is a 
member of the Pennsylvania Optometric 
Society and the .American Optometric Society. 

LORI K. ROTHERMEL, M.D.. '92 is an 
emergency medicine physician resident at the 
Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa. 

Sarah Thompson Smith '92 is a teacher in 

the Hershey (Pa.) Middle School. 

A web developer for Dana Corporation in 
Reading, Pa., SHAWN T. Sn'AVELY '92 performs 
with "BigTubba Mista," a Harrisburg-based 
blues/ swing band that played for President 
Bush during his campaign. Shawn's wife, LORI 
MOYER SN'AVELY '93 received a master's degree 
in music therapy from Immaculata College in 
West Chester Pa. She serves as the handbell 
director at a church in Kutztown. 

Baldwin were married November l" 7 , 2001, at 
Allison United Methodist Church in Carlisle, 
Pa. A student at Shippensburg University, 
Kimberly is a prevention/intervention special- 
ist with the Cumberland-Perry Drug and 
.Alcohol Commission in Carlisle. 

On April 26, 2001, TaWNI NlKLAUS THOMAS 

'92 and her husband, Mark, welcomed a 
second daughter into their family. 
Maura Kate and her sister, Regan, keep 
Tawni busy as a stay-at-home mom. 

In January 2002, Dr. Diane Wi si Wi nger 

'92 received a doctoral degree in history from 
the University of Delaware. 

Williams '92 and her husband, Roy E. 
Williams II '92, welcomed son Jacob Boyd 
into their family. 

The wedding of SHAWN R. AUMAN '93 and 

Nicole M. ,Albnght took place on September 
15, 2001, in the Cathedral of the Blessed 
Sacrament in Altoona. Pa. Shawn is manager 
of customer support for Siemens in Altoona. 

Charles W Bloss IV '93. a fellow of the 
Society of Actuaries, and his wife, Kim, 
welcomed son Drew Thomas into their family 
in July 2000. Charles is director of actuarial 
1 o\ entry Health Care in Ellicott 
City, Md. 

On January 19, 2001 , AMY M. BONSER, 

Ph.D., '93 and Matthew P. Vajlenzisi '93 

were married. .Amy is pursuing a doctor of 
veterinary medicine degree from North 
Carolina State University. 

RadioShack Corporation recendy promoted 
Steven E. Carpenter '93 to district manager 

of 2d stores. He and his wife, JENNIFER 

Ml 1 LOTT CARPENTER '95. have relocated their 

family to Erie, Pa. 

William E. Dudley '93 is the president 

of the Maintenance Connection in 
Ocean Pines, Md. 

JERRY W HoLLTNGER '93 is self-employed as a 
private chef and caterer in Washington, D.C. 

Christina M. '93 is the human 
resource director for M.J. Reider Associates 
in Reading. Pa. 

Marie E. Landis '93 and Glenn L. Wagner Jr. 
were married on August 4, 2001. Marie is an 
instructional technologist at Bucknell 
University in Lewisburg, Pa. 

JENNIFER Y. Lowe '93 is an elementary :. 
in the Lebanon (Pa.) School District. 

Michael A. Miller '93 and Kristen E. E 
were married recendy at Palm Lutheran 
Church in Palmyra, Pa. Michael is an assistant 
manager with Citi-Financial in Camp Hill. 

Laurel and Colin Peterson keep their mother. 
Vickie Davis Peterson '93. very busy as a 
stay-at-home mom. Vicki claims, "The hours 
are long and the 'vacations' are short, but the 
benefits are the best! 

Denise Snyder Petr\sic '93 is a senior 
microbiologist at I ancaster (Pa.) Laboratories. 

JON K. SCAMPTON '93 is a senior network 
archirect at Covisint, LLC, a global, inde] 
ent e-business exchange tor the automotive 
industry, in Southfield, Mich. 

LU'RA EtZWEILER STONE '93 is the manager 
of business applications tor Pfizer Inc. in 
Morris Plains, N.J. 

The Assumption of the Blessed Marv Church 
in I ebanon, Pa., was the setting for the 
marriage of ROBERT M. Adams '9-t and 
Donna Kimmel-Stewan on September 29, 
2001. Robert is the operations manager at 
Hershey Chocolate World. 

■April Lehman Bishop '9-4 is the assistant 
principal tor Boonsboro (Md.) Middle School. 

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A muddy College Avenue circa 1918. 
Photo donated by the DeLong family. 

On October 30, 2001, U.S. Army Cpt. 
JENNIFER I. BOWER '94 relinquished command 
of the 2Sth Transportation Company at 
Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. As an instructor 
in the behavioral sciences and leadership 
department at the United States Military 
Academy at West Point, she will begin 
instructing cadets in engineering psychology 
in 2004. 

Heather Fennell Burker '94 and her 
husband. Burr, welcomed their second son, 
Chase, into their family on September 7, 
2001. Heather is a stay-at-home-mom to 
Chase and his big brother, Quinn. 

Susan R. Cohen '94 and Dean Krom 

were married on June 9, 2001, in Quantico, 
Va. Susan is an employee relations specialist 
for Alliance Mortgage Company in 
Jacksonville, Fla. 

Jennifer Willet Coye '94 is a service 
coordinator for the South Carolina 
Department of Social Services in Rock Hill. 

'94 and her husband, Donnie, welcomed son 
Wyatt Ellis into their family. 

Rev. Daniel O. Donmoyer '94 is the pastor 
of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Felton, Pa. 

A May 2001 graduate of the Widener 
University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pa., 
Jonathan M. Grella, Esq., '94 passed the 

Pennsylvania bar exam in July 2001 and is 
the associate general counsel for Inc., a human capital 
management solutions company, in their 
Mechanicsburg, Pa., office. 

An LVC adjunct instructor of piano and 
theory in the Community Music Institute 
program, KlM KOCH POTOCNY '94 is the 
organist and handbell choir director at the 
Annville (Pa.) United Methodist Church. 

JODl L. Price '94 is an art teacher in the 
Cornwall-Lebanon (Pa.) School District. 

On August 1, 2001, Brian C. Davis '95 
and his wife, RACHELLE KlNDIG Davis '95, 
welcomed a son, Matthew Grant, into 
their family. 

ANTHONY J. GEISS '95, a firefighter and 
EMT for the Indianapolis Fire Department, 
competed in swimming at the 2001 World 
Police and Fire Games held in Indianapolis, 
Ind., last June. 

Jeffrey G. Koegel '95 wears multiple hats at 
Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School in 
New Jersey. In addition to teaching advanced 
placement computer science and calculus, he 
also coaches the cross-country, indoor track 
and spring track teams. 

Lisa Hollowbush Litzenberger '95 is 

attending Widener University School of Law 
in Harrisburg. Pa. 

SCOTT A. MONGO '95 is a teacher for the 
Delran Board ol Education in New Jersey. 

Richard D. Ragno '95 lives in Pozzuoli, 

Italy, and is a member of the LLS. Navy's 
NATO Band. 

Mark T. Schappell, Esq., '95 and his wife. 

Shannon, welcomed a daughter, Sydney Lyn, 
into their family on November 28, 2001. 
Mark, a part-time assistant district attorney 
tor Lebanon, Pa., is an attorney with the law 
firm of Sullivan, Snelling & Schappell. 

Jennifer Walls Timmerman '95 is a 
fifth-grade teacher for the Cumberland 
County (N.C.) Schools. 

On October 20, 2001, JOSEPH D. DlTMER 
M'96 and Kristina Fields were married at 
St. Peter's Catholic Church in Elizabethtown, 
Pa. Joseph is controller of the business unit ot 
Conestoga Wood Specialties in East Earl. 

Tara A. HENNING '96 is a fifth-grade teacher 
tor the Indian River School District in 
Ocean View, Del. 

The wedding ceremony of AdAjM C. Landis 
'96 and Catherine J. Perucca was held on 
July 7, 2001, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church 
in York, Pa. Adam is a teacher in the York 
City School District. 

Christine Meloskie Krause '96 is a 
full-time graduate student at the University 
of Denver's School of Social Work. Her 
husband, KRISTOFER A. Krause '96, is a 
software engineer for CDI in Denver, Colo. 

EMEDIO V. MARCHOZZI '96 is a senior 
analytical chemist for Merck & Co. in 
West Point, Pa. 

Andrew M. Sims '96 is a process consultant 
for Innovative Consulting in Malvern, Pa. 

MICHELLE M. Weaber '96 teaches middle 
school science and history at the Blue 
Mountain Christian School in Jonestown, Pa. 

TlNA I. Weikel '96 is the area manager for 
So Fun! Kids in Hershey, Pa. 

JOHN M. BLACK '97 is a user interface devel- 
oper at Synygy Inc. in Conshohocken, Pa., 
and is working toward an associate of science 
degree in computer science. 

In October 2001, CHRJSTIE M. Burger, 
Psy.D., '97 received a doctorate in clinical 
psychology trom the Institute ot Professional 
Psychology in Springfield, Mont. She is 
serving a postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsy- 
chology at the Children's Hospital in 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Dr. Anthony P. Burke '97 is a physician at 
St. Francis Medical Center in Pittsburgh. Pa. 

On October 6, 2001, Tenneil L. Daniels '97 
and Joshua R. Moody were married at the 
South Carolina Botanical Gardens in Clemson. 

On July 7, 2001, CORRINA L. DOERGE '97 
and Thomas Smith were married at the 
Vanderbilt Museum in Centerport, N.Y. 
Corrina is the band director at Woodhull 
Intermediate School and director of the 
Huntington Multi-Generation Community 
Band, both in Huntington, N.Y. 

Ana Prewitt-Rodriguez Farr '97 and 
her husband, John, welcomed a son, John 
Sebastian, into their family on September 29, 

Danielle Homberg Hoy '97 is a graphic 
designer for Clipper Magazine Inc. in 
Mountville, Pa. 

AMY' E. LESSER '97, a behavioral specialist 
consultant in children's mental health for 
Keystone Services Systems in Sunbury, Pa., 
received a master's degree in clinical 
psychology from Millersville (Pa.) University. 

THOMAS C. McCARTY '97 is vice president of 
sales (Pennsylvania) for The Progressive Sales 
and Marketing Co. Inc. in Willow Street, Pa. 

THOMAS L. McCURDY SR. '97 is a realtor affil- 
iated with Coldwell Banker Homesale Services 
Group in Lancaster, Pa. 

The wedding of DEBRA A. MEYER '97 and 
Todd M. Gamble '98 took place in Miller 
Chapel on October 13, 2001. Debra is the 
director of food services at Bloomsburg (Pa.) 
University for Aramark Inc. Todd, the son 
of Bev Gamble, assistant to LVC's dean of 
student services, is a PC support specialist 
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schroeder worked in new york clty before joining 
the Peace Corps in 2000. 

"Small small, catch monkey," Pa Thomas said to me, testing my 

"You di talk na true," I answered as Pa burst into laughter at my 
attempt to hold a Pidgin conversation with him. 

Pa and I were discussing my struggle to learn this local language 
spoken among the people of Cameroon, West Africa. I had been a 
Peace Corps volunteer for eight months and understood the 
importance of communicating with the people in their own 
words. That meant learning several tribal languages, French and 
Pidgin. The latter was by far the most fun. 

Pa's words of encouragement were telling me that if I took things 
one step at a time I would succeed. Small small, catch monkey is 
a metaphor for life in Africa, as well as life in the Peace Corps. 
Allow me to explain. 

Imagine having no teaching experience other than a three-month 
crash course on the Cameroonian school system. Then imagine 
facing classrooms of not 30-40 adolescent students, but of 140 
adolescent students. What do you do when you know those stu- 
dents do not understand your strange American accent because 
English is their third language? What do you do when the only 
discipline they respond to, corporal punishment, is one you are 

The problem of teaching my class well, while also keeping order, 
was overwhelming. I gradually learned how to speak slowly and 
clearly, gained respect without corporal punishment and con- 
nected with my students. It took months to create a semi-suc- 
cessful environment. Remaining hopeful was crucial. Pa's words 
keep ringing in my head. Small small, catch monkey. 

Then there is the issue of bush taxi rides. A bush taxi is any car 
that travels from point A to point B. Most of these cars are second 
hand, with duct tape and string holding the fender to the frame. 
Welcome to Cameroonian public transport! The situation would 

not be so bad except that these cars, designed to hold five people 
at most, are packed with eight or even nine passengers. It is not 
unusual to find yourself sharing the front passenger seat with 
another person while the driver does the same. 

How does this pertain to Pa's advice? Well, bush taxis do not run 
on a schedule. That means that you have to wait for seven other 
people who are going in your direction. Then you have to drive 
over unpaved, muddy and dust-filled roads at speeds of 25 miles 
per hour. A trip that would take three hours in America can take 
seven here. For a hurried ex-New Yorker like myself, it is a real 
lesson in patience. For Cameroonians it is life. Small small, catch 

Just from these two illustrations I have given you, I have experi- 
enced the deeper meaning of this amusing expression. I have also 
learned some invaluable lessons. I would like to tell you that I was 
not idealistic when I chose to join the Peace Corps, but I was. I did 
not come here to save the world. But I did come to help a country 
along the path of development, experience a new culture and 
challenge myself. Even while recognizing the obstacles that lay 
before me, I grossly misunderstood what I could do and learn in 

What I have found from daily life in Cameroon and Pa's advice is 
what any Cameroonian will tell you: the best way to get things 
done is to take them one at a time. Also, you learn that you have 
to have faith that tomorrow will bring better things. This, then, is 
the deeper meaning of Pa's phrase — patience and hope. 

Cameroonians are experts at patience and hope. Americans, such 
as myself and the other volunteers here, are not. Keeping 
patience and hope have been both the most frustrating and most 
fulfilling lessons that life in Africa, and the Peace Corps, has given 
to me. But I can see now that what they say is true. If you 
take things slowly (small small) you can accomplish even the 
most difficult task (catch monkey). 

schroeder teaches biology and chemistry in a government secondar1 5< hool in enyoh (.gss enyoh), a tiny town 
(population 3,500) in the North West Province of Cameroon. Africa. She tea* nts that are age-equivalent to those in seventh 

through llth grade in the united states. the people in enyoh are anglophone. or english speakers, but use moghamo (a tribai language) 
and Pidgin more frequently. Schroeder is in Africa on a two-year Peace Corps project that began in June 2000. 

Spring 2002 



STACEY MILLER Page '97 and her husband, 
John, welcomed their first child into 
their family. Benjamin Edward was born 
July 19,2001. 

Jennifer M. Rohrer '97 is a clinical 
psychology Ph.D. candidate at Kent State 
University in Ohio. 

On September 21, 2001, Dawn Friday Sager 
'97 and her husband, Joe, welcomed their first 
child, Colton Joseph, into their family. 

Boston was the setting for the wedding cere- 
mony of Erica M. ScHNECK '97 and 
Domenic Marinelli on June 2, 2001. LYNNE E. 
Dettore '96 and Yvonne A. D'Uva '97 
served as bridesmaids. Other LVC alumni in 
attendance were: DENISE ORABONI WlLDMAN 

'97, Beth A. Paul '98, Kimberly McCabe 
Warner '98, Brian M. Warner '96, Jennifer 



Jessica Smith Teska '97 is a teacher in the 

Valley Park School District in Montana. 

Christina J. Watts '97 is a math special 

educator at the Baltimore Academy. 

David K. WENTZEL '97 is the director of data 
services for Deloirte & Touche, a professional 
services firm, in Chadds Ford, Pa. 

Founders Hall in Hershey, Pa., was the setting 
for the recent marriage of Eric A. BOYLE '98 
and STACEY L. RlNE '98. Eric is a quality assur- 
ance specialist with Verdelli Farms Inc. in 
Harrisburg, and Stacey is an admissions inter- 
viewer with Milton Hershey School. 

On July 7, 2001 , Brian D. Burke '98 and 
LAUREN M. CORBETT '99 were married. Brian 
teaches history and is an assistant football 
coach for the Ridgefield (N.J.) School District. 
Lauren is a science teacher for the New 
Milford School District. 

Elizabeth Masessa Carmona '98 is an 
elementary general music teacher in the 
Randolph Township Schools in New Jersey. 
Her husband, WlLLY M. Carmona '98, is the 
high school band director for the Dover Board 
of Education. 

Kathryn E. Clark '98 is a territory sales 
representative fot Newell Rubbermaid in 
New Jersey. 

Kimbrin L. Cornelius '98 is pursuing a 

master's degree in school counseling at the 
University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

The wedding ceremony of CHERIL A. FORRY 
'98 and MATTHEW S. HOUCK '99 took place at 
the Tree of Life Lutheran Church in 
Harrisburg, Pa., on November 17, 2001. 
MICHAEL HOUCK '97 served as best man and 
wedding parry. Cherie is a broker support 
analyst for United Concordia Co. Inc., a den- 
tal insurance company, in Harrisburg. Matt is 
an elementary teacher in the Steelton- 
Highspire School District. 

TIMOTHY A. FRANTZ '98 is a legal advocate for 
Haven of Lake and Sumter counties in 
Leesburg, Fla. 

Entrepreneur CHRISTINE FRITZ '98 is the 
ownet of Precision Arts, a wholesale and retail 
pottery business located in Lexington, Ky. 
Christine creates pottery that she sells to the 
public. She is also an aerobics instructor and 
personal trainer for Shapes gyms in Lexington. 

The Lampeter (Pa.) United Methodist Church 
was the setting for the marriage of TRACIE L. 
GlLPIN '98 and Christopher S. Kortright on 
October 6, 2001. Tracie, having received a 
master's degree in physician assistant sciences 
from Saint Francis LJniversity, is employed at 
Orthopedic Consultants, LTD, in Lancaster. 

On November 3, 2001, Stephanie Gipe '98 
and Jonathan Hoke were married. Stephanie is 
a human resource administrative coordinator 
fot Nationwide Insurance in Harrisburg, Pa. 

On September 22, 2001, DANIELLE M. Hall 
'98 and David S. Bernhauser were married at 
St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church in 
Lansdale, Pa. 

The Shroyer Health Center is 

located on the newly landscaped 

Sheridan Avenue. 

The wedding ceremony of Todd A. Henry 
'98 and Tina M. Bennett took place recently 
at White Pines in Mechanicsburg, Pa. Todd is 
a pension manager for Keystone Retirement 
Corporation in Harrisburg. 

Wayne R. KnaUB II '98 is store operations 
coordinator for Coach Inc. in New York City. 

ALLISON Marttn '98 and Kevin Sellers were 
married in the Fontana (Pa.) Union Chapel on 
October 13, 2001. Allison is a science teacher 
at Cedar Crest High School in Lebanon. 

Cameron Manahan Martinez '98 is a 
program supervisor for United Cerebral Palsy 
in Pennsylvania. 

Willow Valley Resort and Conference Center 
in Lancaster, Pa., was the setting for the 
wedding ceremony of JERRY W Pfarr '98 and 
Melissa Pinder on February 24, 2001. Jerry is 
a senior research assistant on the emerging 
pathogens and respiratory virus research 
department at Southern Research Institute in 
Frederick, Md. 

MlCHELE L. RUCZHAK '98 is an intensive case 
manager for Community Services of Devereux 
in Phoenixville, Pa. 

William M. Schwartz '98 is an account 
manager forTBB Global Logistics, currently 
located in Shrewsbury, Pa. 

Jeanine M. Schweitzer '98 is an assistant 
controller for Premium Beverage Packers in 
Wyomissing, Pa. 

Dyan L. Shannon '98 is a gifted support 
teacher in the West York (Pa.) Area School 

The Coleman Chapel of Inn 422 in Lebanon, 
Pa., was the setting for the wedding ceremony 
of Charles R Slabach Jr. '98 and Angel L. 
Galloway '99 on May 27, 2001 . Charles is 
pursuing his teaching certificate and Angel is the 
manager of Color Me Mine in Mechanicsburg. 

On August 10, 2001, Denise Steiniger 
Slenker '98 and her husband, Jason Z. 
SleNKER '98, welcomed a son. Chase Robert, 
into their family. 

On May 20, 2001, Lisa Epting Underwood 
'98 and her husband, CRAIG A. UNDERWOOD 
'99, welcomed a daughter, Madeline Claire, 
into their family. Lisa is a part-time children's 
librarian at the Allentown (Pa.) Public Library. 
Craig is a multi-media specialist at 
Communications System Inc., also in 

ARIANNE Zeck '98 is the assistant marketing 
director for General Growth Properties in 
Lancaster, Pa. 


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Kevin M. AnifR M'99 and his wife, Shanna 
GemmIFL ADLER, development associate at 
LVC, welcomed daughter Chloe Gemmill into 
their family on February 5, 2002. 

Christopher E. Albright '99 has joined 

the staff ot the Upper Dauphin Sentinel in 
Millershurg, Pa., as a reporter concentrating 
on sports coverage. 

A student mentor for Milton Hershev School 
in Hershev, Pa., SHANNON L. BENNETT '99 is 
also a behavioral counselor for Cornell Abraxas 
in Harrisburg. 

MhllSSA K. Brfcht '99 is a human resources 
analyst tor the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 
Department of Transportation in Harrisburg. 

Katey KUHNS CASTELLANO '99 received a 

masters degree in English from Bucknell 
University in Lewisburg, Pa. She has received a 
five-year fellowship to pursue a doctoral degree 
in English at Duke University in Durham, N.C. 

The State Civil Service Commission in 
Harrisburg, Pa., promoted JOSHUA A. DlFlORlo 
'99 to a distributed systems specialist 

Alicia Way Gallagher '99 is an investment 
representative tor Union National Community 
Bank in Mount Joy, Pa. 

Cari H. Graf '99 is a mixing engineer for 
EG1 Records in Houston, Texas. He and his 
wife, Efrosiny Trapezountios Graf '99 have 
a 19-month old daughter, Nicole. 

Williamsburg (Pa.) United Methodist Church 
was the setting for the wedding ceremony of 

Wendy J. Hoffman '99 and Randy L. Strife 
'99 on March 31, 2001. Wendy is the corpor- 
ate relocation coordinator for Russell and 
Jeftcoat Realtors in Columbia, S.C., and 
Randy is an account service representative for 
Carolina Care Plan in Columbia. 

On September 1, 2001, the wedding ceremo- 
ny of Richard Ippouto '99 and Kristen 
Keesey took place at the Historic Rock Ford 
Plantation in I .uicaster, Pa. Richard is an 
audio/visual technician at Millersvillc 

JODY LjACOBETZ '99 is enrolled in the scholar's 
program at Widener University School ot law 
in Wilmington, Del. 

DaLINDA C. KnaUTH '99 and Keith B. Bohr 
were married on November 1~, 2001. 

ClIFRYl A. LEE '99, a drug and alcohol coun- 
selor at Good Samaritan Regional Medical 
Center in St. Clair, Pa., is pursuing a master's 
degree at Temple University in Philadelphia. 

Tabu ha Mains McQuiddy '99 is an art 
teacher at the Learning Garden-West in 
Bcllevue. Wash. 



hough she has shared dressing rooms with folk music legends Lucy 
Kaplansky and Marshall Crenshaw, Sharon Barr Docherty '90 still sings 
about the things that keep people up at night. On her debut album's track 

"Man On the Moon," she croons, "You see, before 1969, there was mystery and 

grace and only the possibility of humans up in space." 

This former music major is quick to admit that her first success as a folk singer hap- 
pened at Lebanon Valley College. "I won first prize at open mic in the 
Underground," Docherty boasts with an air of sentimentality. The songstress has 
since earned the right to call herself the kind of folk rocker who makes her new audi- 
ences (and husband Fran Docherty '88) in Denver, Colo., proud. 

It was as a college student, however, that Docherty picked up the instrument that 
would christen her folk style. "I had a friend named Connie Pyle [Class of 19901," 
remembers Docherty. "We would practice in the bathroom on the third floor of 
Keister Hall. I had started playing guitar and we would do Indigo Girls cover songs. I 
could change to three different chords, and we would really belt them out." 

In between rowdy classes at Scott Carpenter Middle School, where she is a vocal 
music and choir teacher, Docherty takes time to talk about her second passion after 
teaching: performing. Following college graduation, Docherty toured the country. 
She played the prestigious Rialto and Gothic theatres in Denver, as well as the 
Lincoln Park Music Festival in Chicago. It was there where audiences first heard 
songs like, "Agamemnon and Me," that would end up on Docherty's solo album. 
One Proud Stance. 

Before touring, Docherty also learned piano and cello from LVC professors Dr. 
George Curfman '53, Dr. Dennis Sweigart '73 and Dr. Robert Hearson. "I traveled 
with the LVC Jazz Band," she says. "Tom Strohman [Class of 1975 and also a LVC 
music professor] was the director. I received a lot of encouragement from him. It is 
where I first got my feet wet." 

And though her audiences vary between avid legions of Dylan and Baez fans to pre- 
teen apprentices, she believes that every one of these experiences influenced her 
music. "That is why I went back to teaching," she says. "I need that interaction with 
people. And with middle school children, there is never a dull moment." 

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After successfully completing seven examina- 
tions, DANIEL P. POST '99 was named an asso- 
ciate of the Casualty Actuarial Society. Daniel 
is an associate actuary at American 
International LTnderwriters in New York, N.Y 

Christopher J. Pugh '99 attends medical 
school at the Philadelphia College of 
Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, Pa. 

Keith D. Richardson '99 is a band director 
in the Eastern York School District in 
Wrightsville, Pa. 

The wedding ceremony of JAIME S. RUTH '99 
and SCOTT D. GEHRES '99 took place on 

September 8, 2001, at St. John's Evangelical 
Lutheran Church in Hamburg, Pa. Jaime is a 
teacher in the Penn Manor School District in 
Millersville, and Scott teaches in the Manheim 
Township District. 



On July 28, 2001, Kristi L. Baker '00 and 
WILLIAM S. McMiCHAEL II '02 were married 
at the Lancaster (Pa.) Brethren in Christ 
Church. Kristi is a customer account analyst 
at Pfizer in Lititz. William, scheduled to 
graduate in December, is a shift leader at 
Rubv Tuesday's in Lancaster. 

Salem (Belleman's) Union Church in 
Mohrsville, Pa., was the setting of the tecent 
wedding ceremony of Mary ANN BaRRELL '00 
and Cory J. Kunkle. Mary is a conversion wrap- 
per/programmer for Datatel Inc. in Fairfax, Va. 

Christopher M. Beebe '00 is the directot 
of pharmacy at the Lancaster (Pa.) Regional 
Medical Center. 

LVC Class of 2001 applauds during their Commencement ceremonies. 

St. John Baptist de la Salle Roman Catholic 
Church in Shillington, Pa., was the setting of 
the recent wedding ceremony of ANDREW A. 
SMITH M'99 and Amy L. Kravetz. 

Julie K. Smith '99 lives in New York City 

where she is actively pursuing a career in film 
and television performance. 

The wedding ceremony of Jared L. SPIDEL 
'99 and MEREDITH A. KEESEY '01 took place 
at Elizabethtown (Pa.) Church of the Brethren 
on August 4, 2001. 

DOUGLAS L. Weigle '99 is an information 
management associate analyst at PSGA of 
Johnson & Johnson in Hamilton, N.J. 

His wife, Marcia Tumpey Weigle '99, 
is a certified analytical technical support 
quality assurance scientist, also for PSGA of 
Johnson & Johnson. 

DENNIS J. DALESSANDRO '00 is warehouse 
manager for D & H Distributing in 
Harrisburg, Pa. 

Christopher J. Evans '00 is a music 
teacher in the Schuylkill Haven (Pa.) Area 
School District. 

CHRISTINA Hart '00 is a sixth-grade teacher 
at William Beanes Elementary School in 
Suitland, Md. 

GREGORY D. KOHLER '00 is enrolled at the 
Philadelphia (Pa.) College of Osteopathic 

VALERIE L. MaCRIE '00 is a music teacher at 
Margaret Mace Elementary School in North 
Wildwood, N.J. 

Amy E. MARTIN '00 is an elementary music 
teacher in the Brentwood Union Free School 
District in New York. 

The wedding ceremony of EMILY S. Martin 
'00 and S. Chipman Dickey took place on 
July 28, 2001, at Trinity United Church of 
Christ in Waynesboro, Pa. Emily is Green- 

castle bureau chief and a staff writer for The 
Record Herald in Waynesboro. 

Pennsylvania's Capitol Rotunda was the setting 
of the wedding ceremony of STEPHANIE M. 
REED '00 and Kenneth H. Burkholder on 
July 28, 2001. Stephanie is a psychiatric and 
research assistant at Penn State Milton S. 
Hershey Medical Center in Hershey. 

The Grandview Golf Course in Dover, Pa., 
was the setting for the wedding ceremony of 
MICHAEL J. RlDLER '00 and Danyale Kline on 
April 21, 2001. Mike is an actuary assistant 
for Guardian Life Insurance Company in 

KELLY L. SONON '00 is the director of catering 
and wedding specialist for the Brunswick 
Ramada Inn in Lancaster, Pa. 

JERI LYNN YlNGER '00 is a neurology consultant 
for XCEL Pharmaceuticals in San Diego, Calif. 

MELISSA S. ZlNN '00 is a mental health worker 
for Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Pa. 

Karen M. Harrison '01 is a staff auditor 
for Kuntz Lesher, LLP, in Lancaster, Pa. 

David S. Helman '01 is an accountant for 
Bond Beebe Advisors and Accountants in 
Bethesda, Md. 

Jayanne N. HOGATE '01 is e-communications 
coordinator in the Office of Governor Mark 
Schweiker in Harrisburg. 

BRYAN K. Hityett '01 is a counselor at the 
New Morgan Academy in Morgantown, Pa. 

JESSICA R. LandiS '01 works in the lab at 
Exponential Biotech Inc. in Rockville Md. 

Burnham Corporation in Lancaster, Pa., 
recently promoted Daisy Lilly M'01 
to communications manager in their 
hydronics division. 

JESSICA A. MITCHELL '01 is a lab technician at Health Lab in Cromwell, Conn. 

The wedding ceremony of ANDREW P. RlMBY 
01 and Rebecca Lovell took place on June 30, 
2001, in the home of the bride's parents. 
Andrew is a programmer/analyst for Regal 
Decision Systems Inc. in Linthicum, Md. 

JENNIFER L. SCHEIDT '01 is a research specialist 
at the LTniversity of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. 

Denise N. Smith '01 is the owner/operator of 
Yoga for You in Annville, Pa. 

The wedding ceremony of LYNN M. Tenley 
'01 and David W Shapiro '99 took place 

at White Pines in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on 

July 14, 2001. 

Michelle A. Walmsley '01 is the assistant 

director of alumni affairs and student programs 
for Clark University in Worcester, Mass. 


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LVC President Dr. G. Damp Pollick (left) 


Dr. DAVID M. JOYNER, former executive 
vice president or the Orthopedic Institute of 
Pennsylvania and current tellow of the 
American College of Surgeons and the 
American Academy of Orthopedic 
Surgeons, was honored as the recipient or 
Lebanon Valley College's Founders Dav 
Award during the College's Founders Dav 
celebration this past March 26. 
The Founders Day Award recognizes indi- 
viduals whose character and leadership, in 
the spirit of the founders of Lebanon Valley 
College, contribute to the enhancement of 
lite in Central Pennsylvania. 

Dr. Joyner discussed "Idealism and the Role 
of Athletics in Education" during the cere- 
monv held in Miller Chapel on the campus 
of Lebanon \ alley College. JOHN A. 
SCHAEFER 78, pastor, Grace United 
Methodist Church, offered the Invocation. 

The President's Award and the Student 
Government Educator Award were also pre- 
sented during the Founders Dav ceremonv. 
The Student Government Award, an honor 
bestowed by the student body to a nomi- 
nated faculty member, was given to Dr. 
Donald Byrne. Byrne, who joined the 
College in 1971, is the director ot the 
.American studies program and teaches reli- 
gion and American studies. He holds a B.A. 
in philosophy from St. Paul Seminary, a 
M.A. in theology from Marquette 
University and a Ph.D. in religion trom 
Duke University. 

The President's Award recognizes student 
organizations that contribute to the mission 
of the College and demonstrate vision, 
informed decision-making and preparation 
for a life of service to others. The award was 
given to the College's Best Buddies organi- 
zation. Best Buddies is an international, 
non-profit organization that is developing a 
home in Annville through the efforts ot the 
LVC student chapter. The mission ot the 
Best Buddies program is to enhance the 
lives ot people with intellectual disabilities 
bv reaching out in friendship and under- 
standing on a one-on-one basis. The group 
received a special visit in the fall from Best 
Buddies founder Anthony Kennedy Shriver. 

The College's 2001-2002 Colloquium. 
"The 1960s," continued throughout the 
spring semester with a variety of cultural 
offerings. Featured events included 
"Reflections: Martin Luther King Jr." bv 
Jim Lucas; "NX Tiy the Sixties Are Still 
Controversial" with Todd Gitlin, professor 
of journalism, culture and sociology at 
New York L'niversitv; "The 60s Bowl 
hosted by professors Dr. Eric Bain-Selbo 
and Dr. J. Noel Hi bler; "Songs of the 
1960s" performed bv singer Jean Svnodinos 
as part ot the Coffeehouse Series; and 

"The Soul of a Citizen," a discussion with 
Paul Loeb, an award-winning investigative 
reporter, on campus activism in the 1960s 
versus the present. 

The 2002-2003 Colloquium will focus 
on .Africa. 


Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky spent a week 
in February on campus as the College's 
NX'oodrow NX'ilson Visiting Fellow. She met 
with students and faculty and gave a public 
lecture, titled "Watch Out for Falling Glass: 
Shattering the Glass Ceiling and 
Empowering Women Here and Abroad." 

Margolies-Mezvinsky, an expert on 
women's political issues, chairs Women's 
Campaign International, a group that 
provides political training tor women 
throughout the world. She was director of 
the U.S. delegation to the L'nited Nations 
Fourth World Conference on Women in 
Beijing, China. Margolies-Mezvinskv is 
currently a tellow at the Fels Center ot 
Government at the Universirv ot 
Pennsylvania, where she teaches courses on 
women and politics. As a NX'oodrow NX ilson 
National Fellow, she lectures on the chang- 
ing status of women in the workplace and 
the political world. 

Anthony Kennedy Shriver (far left), founder oi Pi- B i, mcas • : 

Kreiderheim i\si i-ai i ro celebrate the seventh annivi rsary oi LVC 
Hi- was ioined m (from l. to r.) Jen Pi (, Dean Sti M ■ Di in \ D vnd 

Pennsylvania Senator David "Chip" Brightbill. 

Spring 2002 



SE\TRAL LVC trustees attended the recent gym groundbreaking ceremony at the 
Heilman Center. They INCLUDED (L. TO R.) Dr. John Synodinos, LVC President Emeritus-, 
Ryan Arnold M '04, Student Trustee; Rev. Dr. J. Dennis Williams; William Lehr Jr.; Dr. Ross 
• Fasick '55, Chair of the Board; Dr. Albertine Washington; Dr. G. David Pollick, LVC Presidenr; 
Janine Storti '02, Student Trustee; Dt. Thomas Reinhart "58; Stephen Roberts '65; John "Jack" 
Jurasits Jr.. P '03; and the honorable John Walter '53. 

A new gymnasium will be constructed on 
the southeast side of the Heilman Center, 
consolidating all student recreation and 
athletic facilities on the north side of cam- 
pus. The newest locker, fitness and weight- 
training facilities are located there as well 
with adequate public parking. Seating for 
events in the gymnasium will increase by 
36 percent to 1,550. Visit our web site for 
diagrams and details: 

The following LVC employees recently cel- 
ebrated service anniversaries in 2002: 

Five Years: Dr. PATRICK BREWER, assistant 
professor of mathematical sciences; MARY 
MEYER GARDNER, aquatics director and 
head swim coach; THOMAS M. HANRAHAN, 
director of college relations; Shirley J. 
HOCKLEY, director of Annville continuing 
education; Dr. DONALD KLINE, assistant 
professor of education; Dr. KERRIE D. 
LaGUNA, assistant professor of psychology; 
Jennifer Liedtka '92, M'OO, director of 

financial aid; ALLAN G. MacCoRMACK, 
director of physical education and head 
coach of men's ice hockey; Dr. Shelly 
MoORMAN-StaHLMAN, assistant professor 

of music; JEFFREY S. SNYDER, assistant pro- 
fessor of music and assistant director of 
music recording technology. 

10 Years: MONIKA E. EDWARDS, assistant to 
the director of the Lancaster Center; 
MARCUS B. HORNE, stockroom coordinator 
and chemical hygiene officer, CAROLYN 
AlNGE Lauver, director of major gifts; 
DENISE D. SANDERS, secretary for the regis- 
trar's office; ANGELA M. WEABER, facilities 
services personnel; The Rev. D. Darreu 
assistant in the admission office. 

1 5 Years: DR. SUSAN L. ATKINSON, profes- 
sor and chair of education; DR. MICHAEL 
A. DAY, professor and chair of physics; Dr. 
PHYLIS C. DRYDEN, associate professor of 
English; Dr. Robert E. Hamilton, vice 
president for administration. 

20 Years: DEBORAH R. FULLAM '81, vice 
president and controller; Dr. Barry L. 
Hl'RST, associate professor of physics. 

25 Years: Dr. Carolyn R. Hanes, profes- 
sor and chair of sociology; JACQUELINE F. 
SHOWERS, telephone console attendant/sec- 
retary; Barbara A. Smith, assistant to the 
vice president for academic affairs/dean of 
the faculty. 

30 Years: Dr. JOHN H. HEFFNER, professor 
of philosophy; Dr. Dennis W. Sweigart 
'73, professor of music. 

35 Years: ROBERT E. HARNISH, manager 
of the College store. 


Dr. Arthur Ford, LVC's playwright-in- 
residence and English professor emeritus, 
recently presented a pair of one-act plays 
at the Allen Theatre in Annville. 

Charles Wolfson's Future, is a "quirky come- 
dy" about a lonely man's attempt to cope 
with a dismal love life by seeking advice 
from a number of sources and coming up 
with an unorthodox solution. The Far 
Green Field: A Meditation on Death and 
Baseball presented three older men and 
their return to the site of their boyhood 
iriendship where they confront their own 
mortality and find solace in America's 
favorite pastime. 

The plays showcased the acting and direct- 
ing talents of several members of the LVC 
family. Dr. KEVIN Pry 76, assistant profes- 
sor of English; TlM SPIESE, brother of LVC 

Washington, spouse of LVC trustee Dr. 
Albertine Washington; Dr. William 
McGlLL, dean emeritus of the College; and 
Dr. John Synodinos, president emeritus 
of the College; all performed in acting 
roles. Steve Spiese served as director of 
Charles Wolfson's Future and Dr. Ford 
served as director of The Far Green Field. 

Proceeds from the performance went to 
Caret's Hope, a fund that helps pay ongo- 
ing medical bills for Peggy Spiese 73, 

Playwright-in-Residence Dr. Art Ford 
recently presented two one-act plays at 
the Allen Theatre. 


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whose stage name is Garet Spiese. Peggy is 
an LVC graduate, actor, writer and recent 
liver transplant recipient. 

Dr. Johannes Dietrich was promoted to 
associate professor of music. Dr. Deanna 
DODSON was promoted to associate profes- 
sor of psychology. Dr. J. NOEL HUBLER was 
awarded tenure and promoted to associate 
professor of religion and philosophy. Dr. 
Mary Lemons was promoted to associate 
professor of music. Dr. Rebecca McCoy 
was awarded tenure and promoted to asso- 
ciate professor of history. Dr. Mary 
PETTICE was promoted to associate profes- 
sor of English. Thomas Strohman 75 was 
promoted to associate professor of music. 


Stephen Dunn, win- 
ner of the 2001 
Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, 
held a reading in the 
Leedy Theater of 
Lebanon Valley 
College's Mund 
College Center this 
past March. He was 

here as a guest of Dr. PHIL BILLINGS, LVC 

professor of English. 

Dunn is the author of 1 1 collections of 
poetry, including Different Hours (Pulitzer 
Prize, 2001), Loosestrife (National Book 
Critics Circle Award finalist, 1996), New & 
Selected Poems: 1974-1994, Landscape at the 
End of the Century and Between Angels. His 
work, Local Time, was a winner of The 
National Poetry Series in 1986. Dunn has 
also written two books of prose, Walking 
Light: Memoirs and Essays on Poetry and Riffs 
& Reciprocities: Prose Pairs. A new and 
expanded edition of Walking Light: Memoirs 
and Essays on Poetry was issued in 200 1 . 

Dunn, distinguished professor of creative 
writing at Richard Stockton College of New 
Jersey, has received numerous awards tor his 
writing. They include the Academy Award 
in Literature from the American Academy 
of Arts & Letters, fellowships from the 
Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations, 
three NEA Creative Writing Fellowships, 
the Levinson and Oscar Blumenthal Prizes 
from Poetry, the Theodore Roethke Prize 

Dr Donald Byrnl (center) in the Heilman Center with several students who nominated 
HIM FOR the Student Government EDUCATOR'S Award. (L. to R.) Rachel Frost '02 Greg 
Kutchma 02. Amber Shotwell 02. Byrne, Slu Seiden 02, Nicole Ondo 02 and Lauren 
Bapusta 02. The students are all members of Student Government. 

from Poetry Northwest and the James Wright 
Prize from Mid-Atlantic Review. 

Jennifer Liedtka '92, M'00, director of 
financial aid, received the "Emerging Leader 
Award" at the annual conference of the 
Pennsylvania Association of Student 
Financial Aid Administrators (PASFAA) 
held at Seven Springs in Champion, Pa., in 
October. The membership of this organiza- 
tion totals over 700 financial aid adminis- 

Jennifer Seyfert '01 was among 602 stu- 
dents recently listed in The Wall Street 
Journal as a recipient of the publication's 
2001 Student Achievement Award. 
Members of the College's Department of 
Business Administration selected Seyfert tor 
the award because of her academic perform- 
ance and scholarship. 

Dr. ERIC BaIN-Selbo, assistant professor of 
religion and philosophy, was awarded a 
grant trom the Wabash Center tor Teaching 
and Learning in Theology and Religion. 
The grant will fund his project, "The 
Teaching of Maori Religion and Culture in 
New Zealand Colleges and Universities." In 
conjunction with and subsequent to his role 

as director of the LVC study-abroad pro- 
gram in New Zealand (spring 2002), Bain- 
Selbo will be researching the ways in which 
Maori culture and history have been and 
are taught in institutions of higher educa- 
tion in New Zealand. His fieldwork will 
include observations of classes and conver- 
sations with professors at the University of 
Waikato (site of the LVC program) and the 
University of Auckland. 

Dr. Cheryl George, assistant professor of 
special education, was awarded a S20.400 
grant funded through the Pennsylvania 
Department of Education in response to 
her Teacher Preparation Partnership 
proposal. The purpose of the grant is to 
improve reading performance of students 
with disabilities through the use of system- 
atic, research-based reading curriculums. 
The grant will run through January 2003. 

The Course, Curriculum and Laboratory 
Improvement Program of the National 
Science Foundation recently awarded 
Lebanon Valley College a grant of S39.500 
to support the acquisition of research-grade 
instrumentation tor teaching and research 
in chemistry, biochemistry and molecular 
biology. Dr. Ow i n Moi and Dr. Walter 
PaTTON, professors of chemistry, submitted 
the grant proposal, making the case for 

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the introduction of a powerful new 
mass spectral technology into the under- 
graduate curriculum. The technology, called 
matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization 
time-of-flight mass spectrometry (or 
MALDI-TOF), can be used to determine 
structural characteristics or biological 
macromolecules such as proteins, nucleic 
acids and carbohydrates. The grant provides 
for the acquisition of a MALDI-TOF 
instrument and the development or five 
new experiments for upper-level laboratory 


The LVC Symphony Orchestra, currently 
planning a European trip, performed this 
past April 21 in Lutz Hall of the Blair 
Music Center. The program featured 
Franz Schubert's Symphony #8, better 
known as his Unfinished Symphony, several 
works of the celebrated American com- 
poser Aaron Copland, the Overture to 
Dimitri Kabalevsky's opera, Colas 
Breugnon, and the seldom-heard Village 
Swallows Waltz by Josef Strauss. The 
Svmphony Orchestra is under the direc- 
tion of Dr. Johannes Dietrich, assistant 
professor of music. 


JEAN-PAUL BenOWITZ, adjunct instructor of 
history, presented a paper titled, "Memories 
of Civil Rights Activists Eyewitnesses to a 
Turbulent World: The Challenges of 
Reconciling Oral History to the Historical 

Mr. And Mrs. Philip Eberly P77 

recently donated to the College a large 
collection of recordings featuring music 
of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. The 
works, donated in memory of their son 

David R. Eberly 77 who passed away in 
1997, include popular and patriotic 
music, jazz, and works from the stage, 
screen and radio. 

The recordings will be used in the brass 
pedagogy- and literature courses. They will 
become part of the permanent collection 
housed in the Learning Resource Center 
of the Blair Music Center, which is open 
to students and faculty. 

The LVC Symphony Orchestra poses in full regalia on the steps of the Blair Music Center. 
They are (L. to R.): Roshaun Kerdzaliev '02, Travis Leap '04, Bryan Wethington '02, Andrew 
Gena '05, Andrew Jackson '04, Brenda McElwee '02, Jonathan Crane '02, Michael Gamon '06, 
Lanssa Fabian '03, Regina Kettering '02, professor Johannes Dietnch, Enca Gibson 03, Knsta 
Gauss '02, Jesse Clark '02, Elizabeth Rodgers '02, Sara Shaffer '02, Ashley Lang '04, Kristin 
Showaker 05, Michael Wittnen '02, Anne Small '03, Russell Cody '02, Julia Krovic 05, Mark 
Brown '02, Julia Walenciak '02, Maggie Kline '05, Amanda Mill '02, Jessica McQuay '02, 
Christina Dobson '05, Heather Culbertson '02, Daniel Mieloch '02, Anthony Penn '02, Connne 
Erb '02, Tara Seefeldt '03, Sharon Frey '05, Kurt Roberts 02. Not pictured: Amy Van Orden '02 
and Emily Kalda '02. 

Record," at the 35th Annual Meeting of the 
Otal History Association "Bearing Public 
Witness: Documenting Memories of 
Struggle and Resistance" in St. Louis, Mo., 
in October. 

LESLIE Bowen, assistant professor of art, 
displayed her work in the Alumni Exhibit 
at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts 
in September 2001. Her work was also 
included in an invitational group show, 
Artist's Choice, at the Third Street Gallery on 
2nd Street in Philadelphia. 

DR. SaLVATOR£ CuLLARI, professor of psy- 
chology, attended the Pennsylvania Psycho- 
logical Association meeting in Pittsburgh, 
Pa., where he presented a workshop (with 
John Gavazzi) titled, "Pennsylvania 
Psychologists and Prescription Privileges: 
Where Are We Now?" Cullari is chair of 
the Public Intetest Board, which includes 
the Ethics Committee, the Colleague 
Assistance Committee, the Social 

Responsibility Committee and the 
Committee on Multiculturalism. 

Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson, professor of 
English and director of general education, 
presented a paper, "Art, Sex and the Sacred: 
Pygmalion in Twentieth-Century Poetry," at 
the Rocky Mountain Modem Language 
Association in Vancouver, Canada, in 

Dr. John Hinshaw, assistant professor of 
history, gave two talks at the History 
Workshop at the University of Witwater- 
srand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Thev 
were "The Politics of Production: 20th 
Century Steel and Steelworkers in the 
United States and South Africa" (with 
David Monyae) and "The Political and 
Ethnic Implications of Black on Black 
Violence on the East Rand in the Early 
1990s." Hinshaw was a Research Fellow 
with the Sociology of Work Unit Project at 
Wits University last July and August, where 


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he conducted research on the South African 
steel industry. 

Dr. J. Noel Hl'BLER, assistant professor 
of religion and philosophy, presented the 
following three papers at the annual meet- 
ing of the American Academy of Religion 
in Denver: "Weil, Arendt and the Iliad: 
Mythic groundings in a crisis of identity" 
tor the Art(s) of Interpretation Group; 
"Plotinus and the Myth of the Fall: An 
example of Plotinus" powers of philosophi- 
cal synthesis " for the Platonism and 
Neoplatonism Group; and "A Tale of Two 
Plotini: Hegel's reading and use of 
Plotinus" for the 1 9th-Century Theology 

Dr. DlANE IglesiaS, professor of Spanish, 
presented a paper on Medieval Spanish 
writer GonzaJo de Berceo at the Fifth 
Conference of the International Society of 
Luso-Hispanic Humor Studies at Lovola 
University of Chicago last September. Her 
paper was titled. "The Miraculous Sense of 
Humor in Gonzalo de Berceo' and 
explained the popular humor found in the 
medieval miracle stories collected in "Los 
Milagros de Nuestra Senora." Dr. Iglesias 
was also the chair of the session on "The 
Role of Humor in Medieval and 
Renaissance Spain." 

ROSA Tezanos-Pinto, assistant professor of 
Spanish, presented a paper on 20th-century 
Argentinean writer Enrique .Anderson 
Imhert at the MI Comodoro Rivadavia 
Book Fair held in Comodoro Rivadavia, 
Argentina, last August. Her paper was 
titled, "Estetica y filosofia del realismo 
Magico en los cuentos de Anderson 
Imbert." She was also invited to give a talk 
on Ester de Izaguirre's latest novel. Aver no 
ha terminado todavia. 

Dr. Barney R\ffield III, professor of 
business administration, recently presented 
"From Communism to Capitalism: 
Ukraine's Painful Journey" as part of the 
College's 15th Annual Fred J. Springer 
Lecture in International Business Manage- 
ment. Raffield's lecture drew from personal 
experiences and observations made as a 
Fulbright Scholar in the Ukraine in the fall 
of 2001. 

Dr. Sergiy KORSUNSKY, counselor for 
science, technology and education at the 
Embassy of Ukraine in Washington, D.C., 
attended the lecture. 

Dr. ANGEL Tl'NINETTI, assistant professor 
of Spanish, presented a paper at the Latin 
American Studies Association (LASA) 2001 
Congress in Washington, D.C., in 
September. The paper, titled Monos, lows, 
mulas e indios: la representation de la 'fauna' 
en la literatura de viajes (Monkevs, Parrots, 
Mules and Indians: the Representation of 
'Fauna' in Travel Literature), deals with the 
representation of animals in 19th-century 
travel literature in South America. He also 
presented a paper on the representation of 
nature in 19th-century .Argentine travel lit- 
erature at the Alexander Von Humbolt 
Conference 2001 — "Travel Literature to 
and from Latin America and from the 1 5th 
through the 20th Centuries," last June at 
Humboldt State L'niversitv in Areata, Calif. 

Dr. Susan Verhoek, professor of biology, 
traveled to Albuquerque last August to 
chair a paper session and present a paper, 
"Botany of European Fain,- Tales," at 
the Botanical Society of America 2001 

Dr. Cheryl George, assistant professor 
of special education, attended the 
Pennsylvania Federation Council for 
Exceptional Children (PF< El 
42nd Annual Convention in Granrville, 
Pa., in November. She and six juniors, 
Amy Walter, Megan Weibley, Ashley 
holltnger, amanda heberling, 
Walt Smith and Lori Counterman, 
presented "L'sing Behavior-Change 
Projects to Improve Behavior." 

Dr. SCOTT WVLCK, assistant professor 
of physics, and Nathan C. Ransell '02 
published the paper. "Characterization 
and Visualization of the State and 
Entanglement of Two Spins, in the 
European Journal of Physics. 

Dr. Griffin Hathaway, assistant professor of political science, mentors 
advisee Larry McCullough '02. Hathaway recently appeared live on C- 
SPAN's "Washington Journal." 

Dr. Griffin Hathaway, assistant professor of political science, recently appeared 
on national television on C-SPAN's live "Washington Journal" as part of a 
series on political ideologies that have shaped the modern world. The month- 
long series also featured experts who discussed conservatism/liberalism, capi- 
talism, democratic socialism and fascism. Dr. Hathaway was invited to discuss 
communism, the final ideology of the series, where he fielded numerous ques- 
tions from both live callers and the show's host. 

Spring 2002 


Dr. Carl Wigal, associate professor of 
chemistry, published a paper in the Journal 
of Organic Chemistry titled "Regioselective 
Organocadmium Alkylations of Substituted 
Quinines." The work was co-authored by 
LVC chemistry and biochemistry majors 
Aaron Aponik '98, Ryan S. Buzdygon 
'02, Robert J. Tomko Jr. '02, Aleem N. 
Fazal '00, Ellen L. Shughart '02, 
Danielle M. McMaster '02, Michael C. 
Myers '01 and William H. PitcockJr. 
'03. Their efforts were supported by grants 
from the National Science Foundation and 
the Petroleum Research Fund administered 
by the American Chemical Society. 

President Emeritus Dr. JOHN A. SYNODINOS 
co-taught a class titled "The Entrepreneurial 
. Spirit" with Joel A. Kline '89, assistant 
professor of business administration and act- 
ing director of the new digital communica- 
tions program, this past semester. 

The course considered the entrepreneurial 
process from a wide set of perspectives and 
students were divided into five teams that 
each had two functions. The teams served 
as "study groups" and as "host teams." 
In the latter role, each student team was 
responsible for two visits by guest entrepre- 
neurs. The teams had to gteet the guests 
after performing extensive research on the 
entrepreneur's company, ask questions, and 
schedule and attend a lunch with the guest 
after the class. 

College Trustee Frank Sourbeer 72 (right) 
was one of several guest entrepreneurs who 
took part in the entrepreneurial spirit. a 
seminar co-taught by joel kline '89 (left) 
and Dr. John Synodinos during spring 

Guest entrepreneurs included LVC trustees 
Wendie DiMatteo Holsinger, Samuel A. 
Willman '67, Stephen H. Roberts '65, 
John F. "Jack" Jurasits P'03 and 
Frank Sourbeer 72 as well as fellow 
entrepreneurs RICHARD L. London '65, 
Donald B. Frantz 73, James 
Greenwood '59, Anna Skamangas M'00, 
Frank Stearn '67 and Cheryl (Seacat) 
Stearn '68. 

Dr. Synodinos began the seminar with a 
Meyers-Briggs Type Indicatot (MBTI), a 
self-report personality inventory, which 
was latet discussed by Dr. O. W. Lacy, 
emeritus dean of students at Franklin and 
Marshall College. 


ROBERT Paustian, directot of the Bishop 
Library, was recently elected to the 
PALINET Board of Trustees for a three- 
year term. He has also served on that orga- 
nization's Financial Committee for the last 
three years and is currently chairing the 
Special Committee on Bylaws. PALINET is 
a large, multi-type consortium of member 
libraries in the states of Pennsylvania, New 
Jetsey, Maryland, Delaware and West 


Dr. Eric Bain-Selbo, assistant professor 
and chair ot religion and philosophy, pub- 
lished a review of Johannes Fabian's book. 
Out of Our Minds: Reason and Madness in 
the Exploration of Central Africa. The review 
appeared in January 2002 edition of The 
Journal of Religion. 

Dr. BARBARA DENISON, associate dean for 
graduate studies and continuing education, 
had her curriculum materials for REL 335: 
Religion, Homosexuality and Society 
included in the American Sociological 
Association's teaching resources guide on 
The Sociology of Sexuality and Sexual 
Orientation: Syllabi and Teaching Materials. 

A book review of Beasley's Guide to Library 
Research by Donna Miller, librarian, was 
published in Choice (v. 39, no. 1, Sept. 
2001, p. 77). 

Nuevas tierras con viejos ojos (New Land 
through Old Eves), a study on South 

American travel literatute during 

the colonial 19th-century period by 

Dr. Angel Tuninetti, assistant professor 

of Spanish, was published recently by 

Ediciones Cortegidor in Buenos Aires, 


Dr. Salvatore Cullarj, professor of 
psychology, had his textbook. Foundation of 
Clinical Psychology, translated into Spanish. 
It was one of a small number of texts cho- 
sen by the publishet for translation. 


The Division of Organic 
Chemistry of the 
American Chemical 
Society recently 
announced the 2002 win- 
ners of academic fellow- 
ships for Ph.D. students. Aaron Aponick 
'98 was a recipient of one of these ptesti- 
gious awards. Aaron graduated cum laude 
from Lebanon Valley College with a B.S. 
degree in chemistry. At LVC, Aaron 
worked under the direction of Dr. Carl 
T. WlGAL, examining quinone alkylations. 
He then moved on to the University of 
Michigan, where he has explored 2-azaallyl 
anion cycloaddition chemistry. Aaron is 
currently in his fourth yeat of graduate 
study and is working on the total synthesis 
of the alkaloid scandine. 


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to Lake George and the Fort William Henry Museum, and a stop at the Old Dutch Church 

and Cemetery in Kingston, NY. 

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