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Meet a few of today's average
By Heather Robino
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7 Hit the Ground
First-year students will have
a new educational option
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
ON THE COVER:
Chrissy Bennethum 02, the great-
granddaughter of an LVC graduate.
poses with one of her Hershev
Photograph by John T. Consoli
INSIDE FRONT COVER:
The LVC Peace Garden, as viewed from
above, presents a picture of tranquility.
Photograph by Alan Wycheck
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
Pictured above: Karen Cunningham 02, LVC President
G. David Pollick and Mark Prinzivalli '03 enjoy the Peace Garden.
C H R I S S Y BEN N E T H U M
Biology; English communications minor
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
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.
TYRONE BROXTON '03
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
I M LVC:
"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
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
"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.";-
R l> 1
Elementary education/special education, dual certification
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
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."
RON GARCIA '02
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;
"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
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.
Hit the Ground
BY LORI MYERS
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."
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
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
"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."
I i li Vu.i.n
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.
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
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.
PLAN FOR LEBANON
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.
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
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."
Members oe Professor Veno's Marketing Management class
GATHER AFTER THEIR PRESENTATION AT LVC. They include (L. to R.)
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
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-
"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
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.
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.
Former teacher CHRISTINE GRUBER KREIDER
'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
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.
SYLVIA H. MESSERSCHMIDT '37 died January
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
During the tall 2001 semester, DOROTHY
Landis Gray, Ph.D., '44 taught voice at the
Catholic University of America in
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.
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CLASS NEWS p NOTES
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
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
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.
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.
UUMNI WEEKEND 2002 i
FRIDAY, JUNE 14
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
3 P.M. - 5 P.M.
Hospitality Tent for Reunion
"Cooking On The Go"
Demonstration Cooking Class
West Dining Hall, Mund College Center
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
Meet in front of Mund College Center
Class Photos for '42, '47, '52
Gazebo on Social Quad
(beside Mund College Center)
Awards Ceremony and
Leedy Theater, Mund College Center
Carmean Society Annual Luncheon
West Dining Room,
Mund College Center
Under the Tent, Social Quad
Class of 1977 25th Reunion
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
Alumni field hockey and soccer games
will be held in fall 2002.
Mingle with classmates and meet the
characters from our dinner-dance
Tent on Social Quad
7:30 p.m.- 10:30 P.M.
West Dining Room, Mund College Center
SUNDAY, JUNE 16
8:30 A.M.- 11:30 a.m.
Checkout and Key Drop-off
Lobby, Mund College Center
Annville United Methodist Church
9 A.M. -NOON
Lebanon Valley College
1. Carnegie Building: Admission
and Financial Aid
2. Humanities Center and
Department, History and
Science and Economics
Department, Religion and
Sociology and Social Work
Business Office, Copy
Center, Graduate Studies
and Continuing Education,
Mail Room, Media
Services, President, Public
Safety, Registrar, Study
Services, Vice President
and Controller, Vice
President and Dean of the
Faculty, Vice President for
3. Blair Music Center: Music
Department, Lutz Recital
Hall, Music Recording
4. Miller Chapel: Chaplain's
Office, Chapel, Classrooms
5. Lynch Memorial Hall: Art
Department and Gallery
Offices, Emmett C. Roop
Technology Services, Lynch
Gymnasium, William H.
Sciences Center; renovation
scheduled for completion
6. Fencil Building: Art Studios
7. Carber Science Center:
renovation scheduled for
completion in 2005
8. Vernon and Doris
9. Laughlin Hall: Alumni
Programs, Annual Giving,
Development, Major Gifts,
10. Wagner House: Student
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.
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
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
19. Silver Residence Hall
20. North College
21. Shroyer Health Center
22. Sheridan Avenue
23. Centre Residence Hall
24. Student Housing
25. Friendship House
26. Student Housing
27. Derickson Hall A:
28. Derickson Hall B:
29. Edward H. Arnold Sports
30. Heilman Center: Athletic
Center, Physical Therapy
Program, Wellness Pool
31. New Gymnasium:
scheduled for completion
32. Henry and Gladys
33.-34. Field H
35. Tennis Courts
36. McGill B
37. Soccer Su
38 -39. Practict
47. Suzanne H. Arnold G
Suzanne H. Arnold Art
49. Benjamin Cm"
50. South Campus £
51. Bollinger Plaza
52 Heating Plant
60. Fas .
THE MORE THINGS CHANGE...
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
Save the Last Dance
Favorite Music Style
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-
Bigges t Con cern
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
. avorite nr st u
Favorite Ca mpus Ha ng out
Arnold Sports Center
Garber Science Center
Fa vorite LVC Trad ition
Spring Arts Weekend
End of spring sem
Friday nieht comedians
( LASS NEWS - NOTES
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
CLASS NEWS & NOTES
TULIPS ON TREES
BY DR. SUSAN VERHOEK
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
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
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
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.
■ Nl V. - ' NOTES
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
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
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
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.
Aw HAMMERSTONE GOLLUB '88 teaches
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
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.
CLASS NEWS C< NOTES
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.
CONTINUING EDUCATION PROFILE
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
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
Jennifer Nauman Johnson '90 and her
husband, William, welcomed their fifth child,
Josiah William, into their family on
On August 19, 2001, SCOTT A. RICHARDSON
'90 and his wife, Heather, welcomed daughter
Finding Out the Truth
BY JEFF INTOCCIA '02
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
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.
CLASS NEWS ./ NOTES
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
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
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.
KlMBERLY S. SOLLENBERGER '92 and David M.
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.
On June 15, 2001, JENNIFER BRAGUNIER
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
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. Kisii.lr '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.
CLASS NEWS d NOTES
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
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
Jennifer Willet Coye '94 is a service
coordinator for the South Carolina
Department of Social Services in Rock Hill.
On May 30, 2001, JENNIFER REEDER DECKER
'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
KnowledgePlanet.com 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
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
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
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
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
at Lebanon Valley College.
BY KARLIN SCHROEDER '99
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.
CLASS NEWS & NOTES
STACEY MILLER Page '97 and her husband,
John, welcomed their first child into
their family. Benjamin Edward was born
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
L. ACHTZEHN '00 and LAWRENCE M. LARTHEY
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
Kathryn E. Clark '98 is a territory sales
representative fot Newell Rubbermaid in
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
DESPINA HaZATONES HOUCK '99 was in the
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
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
The Shroyer Health Center is
located on the newly landscaped
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
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
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
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
CLASS NEWS .- NOTES
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
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
THE POP LIFE
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."
MIWM l\ I PA
CLASS NEWS & NOTES
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
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
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
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
Christopher J. Evans '00 is a music
teacher in the Schuylkill Haven (Pa.) Area
CHRISTINA Hart '00 is a sixth-grade teacher
at William Beanes Elementary School in
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
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
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
JESSICA A. MITCHELL '01 is a lab technician at
Environment.il 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.
LVC President Dr. G. Damp Pollick (left)
PRESENTS THE FOUNDERS DAY AWARD l"0
DAVIP M. JOYNER. M.D.
I ( 1UNDERS DAY AWARDS*
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
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.
O'THE 1960s" CONTINUES®
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
8WOODROW WILSON FELLOW*
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.
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.
O GROUNDBREAKING Q
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: www.Ivc.edu/progress.
O CELEBRATING ANNIVERSARIES G
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
WOOMER, chaplain; SUSAN B. ZEARING,
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
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.
DEBUTS TWO ONE-ACT PLAYS ©
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
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
graduate STEVE SPIESE 72; LEONARD
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.
whose stage name is Garet Spiese. Peggy is
an LVC graduate, actor, writer and recent
liver transplant recipient.
e TENURE & PROMOTIONS 9
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.
• PULITZER PRIZE- WINNING
POET VISITS CAMPUS*
Stephen Dunn, win-
ner of the 2001
Pulitzer Prize in Poetry,
held a reading in the
Leedy Theater of
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.
• GRANT RECIPIENTS©
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
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
O PERFORMERS G
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.
® PRESENTERS ,:■
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.,
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
he conducted research on the South African
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
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
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
O WORKING TOGE'I I
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.
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.
BUSINESS CLASS BRINGS
ENTREPRENEURS TO CAMPUS O
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)
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
O ELECTED TO SERVE ®
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,
© TRANSLATED C
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.
© FELLOWSHIP AWARDED©
The Division of Organic
Chemistry of the
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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THOUSAND ISLANDS AND MONTREAL
lace Jacques Cartier
Travel to the Thousand Islands and Montreal
September 5-9, 2002
Join LVC and other local colleges as we explore the best of Eastern Canada! This 5 -day, 4-night motor
coach trip is $688 per person for a double room. Enjoy a Thousand Islands cruise, a tour
of Boldt Castle, gaming at the Casino de Montreal, city and museum tours in Montreal, a visit
to Lake George and the Fort William Henry Museum, and a stop at the Old Dutch Church
and Cemetery in Kingston, NY.
To make a reservation, please call the Lebanon Valley College Office of Alumni Programs,
1-800-ALUMLVC. A deposit of $50 per person is due by July 1, 2002.
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