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Vol. 20 Number 1 

The Valley 

Lebanon Valley College Magazine ^ 

Fall 2002 


Tom Hanrahan 


Lisa Christopher 

Lauren Ciisick 

Ryan Derfler '03 

Dr. John Hinshaw 

Mary Beth Hower 

Jeff Intoccia '02 

Lisa Landis '04 

Natahe Hope McDonald '97 

Susan Muma 

Lori Myers 

Cindy Progin '04 

Heather Robino 

Dr. Susan Verhoek 


Connie Timm 

The Market Street Group 

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2 A Friend Before a Teacher 

Catch up with ,i teacher who defines the 
essence of what it is to be a true educator 

by Mary Beth Howcr 

6 Digital Communications: 
Thinking Outside the Box 

LVC's newest major blends the 
liberal arts and technolog)- seamlessly. 

bv Lori Myers 

10 Classroom Lessons 

LVC education students are "taught' 
how to be able to adapt to an ever- 
changing classroom environment. 
Read how several graduates are 
incorporating mandated changes 
into their curriculum. 

by Lisa Christopher 


14 Class News & Notes 
28 Valley News 

On the Cover: 

Photograph by John T. Consoii 


Photograph by John T. Consoii 

Fall 2002 1 

A Friend 

by Mary Beth Hower 

ulitzer Prize-winning author Henry 
Brooks Adams described a teacher as someone who "affects 
eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. " These 
words hold true for Dr. June Eby Herr '34, H'97, associate 
professor emerita of education, whose career at LVC has become 
a legacy for decades of the College's education students. 

Were it not for Herr's encouragement and guidance, 
June Collier Beyer '80 knows she would not have become an 
educator As a first-year student, Beyer chose to study environ- 
mental science, a major that quickly proved to be too intense. 
A second-semester switch to economics, which came at the 
recommendation of Beyer's sister, seemed like a smart move 
since women were emerging more strongly onto the business 
scene. Still, Beyer wasn't convinced she had found her niche. 
It was at the urging of a friend, who just happened to be an 
elementary education major, that Beyer discussed her career 
goals with Herr As a result ot their conversation, Herr agreed 
to let Beyer test the waters by taking Social Foundations of 
Education, a course usually reserved for education majors. One 
class and Beyer knew she had finally found her tocus. However, 
she still had to face the challenge of convincing her family. 
There was no shortage of teachers in the late 1970s, and her 
family was concerned about her future career plans. Again, 
Herr was there to help. Beyer recalls the summer between her 
sophomore and junior year when Herr, while vacationing at 

nearby Cape May, N. J., stopped by the family home in 
Wildwood Crest to tell Beyer's mother what a wonderful job 
her daughter was doing as an elementary education major 

"June was very encouraging," recalled Beyer "She built 
confidence in each of us. Each of her students brought special 
gifts, and she was ver)' good at finding that unique talent. You 
couldn't help but excel and be successful." 

Beyer explained that Herr always took the time to write 
personal notes on each student's assignments, and still remembers 
one such message. "She wrote, 'Your enthusiasm is contagious' 
in beautiful, perfect handwriting." 

Now with two children of her own in college and a third 
not much farther behind, Beyer understands even more just 
how important Herr's guidance was in her life. "I see my 
teenagers now — so young and just starting out. It meant so 
much to have a mentor like June, someone so dedicated. I hope 
my children will have someone like that." 

The fact that John Onofrey '64 arrived on the LVC 
campus as a part-time, 26-year-old transfer student who was 
originally on the path to the priesthood, made no difference 
to Herr. Maybe it was the educator's own experience as a 
student at LVC — the fact that she spent her first two years at 
West Chester University and, after coming to Lebanon Valley, 
switched majors from music to education — that helped her 
relate well to Onofrey. 

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Fall 2002 3 

a teacher is someone who "affects eternity; 

"The fact that I was not a traditional student didn't matter 
to Mrs. Herr. She accepted you tor what you were, encouraged 
vou to work hard, and gave to everyone a unique and lasting 
love of teaching," Onofrey said. 

"She was demanding of students in the very best sense of 
the word. She wanted us to care deeply about our students and 
the preparation that went into all of our classes," he recalled. 


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"to be creative — not just regurgitate lessons in books, but to 
add our own special dimension, and touch our students in that 
way. " In order to accomplish this, Onofrey explained that Herr 
had students compile a poetry file that they could use in their 
classroom, as well as a book file on children's authors, an interest 
he has held to this day. 

Onofrey described both Herr and Dr. Cloyd Ebersole, late 
professor emeritus of education, as individuals who "left an 
incredible, indelible impression on me." The two educators also 
had a great amount of confidence in Onofrey, and in turn 
submitted his name for a competition in the master's degree in 
education program at the Harvard Graduate School of 
Education. As a result, Onofrey was awarded a fellowship in 

1966. "I never would have had this opportunity if not tor the 
courses 1 had at LVC," he said. "The background I received was 
marvelous. It affected my entire life." 

Onofrey spent a number of years teaching before becoming 
principal at Cornwall Elementary School in Pennsylvania, then 
settling into a position in the educational publishing industry 
from 1970-92. One of his most memorable assignments came 
during a year when Herr was on sabbatical and he was asked to 
lead her reading course. "It was very humbling to be standing 
in for her." According to Onofrey, Herr often encouraged 
former students to participate in her classroom. "Every year 
before Alumni Weekend she would send us a letter telling us 
about the department. She would say how delighted she would 
be for us to return, share our views and talk about careers in 
education with current students. She was marvelously supportive 
in that way." 

For Mary D'Anna Thomas '68, Herr epitomized the 
family atmosphere that made LVC so appealing. She also credits 
Herr and Ebersole with creating a marvelous curriculum. "After 
graduation, I looked at my peers and realized that LVC gave a 
superior program. No one had a better education or preparation 
than I did, and I'm thankful for that. " 

Even after decades of forming her own theories about 
teaching, Herr's philosophy has stuck with Thomas. "She told 
us teaching is difficult. There will be days when you will want 
to quit. Take every day as a totally new day, no matter what 
happened the day before. Give yourself a fresh chance and give 
your students a fresh chance," Thomas recalled. "As a teacher, 
I've found that's really the only way to look at things." 

It wasn't only students who felt Herr's dedication to teaching, 
but her own family as well. As an elementary education major, 
granddaughter Elizabeth Myers Moyer '82 had many oppor- 
tunities to view her grandmother both inside and outside of 
the classroom, and said it was plain to see that "her whole life 
revolved around LVC and her work there." 

Over 1 years ago, Herr's daughter, Carol Sponaugle, and 
son, H. Lee Moyer '62, formed a scholarship in their mother's 
name. Supported by gifts from former students, friends and 
family members, the fund has grown over the years and has 
provided financial support to more than 35 education majors. 
For Herr's children, the gift seemed to be the perfect way to 
honor their mother. "What better place is there to put money 
than into the school and the students?" asked Sponaugle. 

Dr. Michael Grella, who retired from the College in 2001 
after some 20 years as chair of the Education Department, 
remembers Herr as a mentor. "She was an indefatigable, daunt- 
less worker. Nothing was ever too difficult for her," Grella said. 

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he can never tell where his influence stops 


"She had a better knowledge ot students than anyone I knew at 
the College." He still marvels over the effort she put into keeping 
in contact with former students. In addition to the departmental 
newsletter, she kept an index file of all graduates. "It was an 
incredible thing — addresses, phone numbers, information on 
if thev were married, had children, moved. I remember asking 
her how she did it. She just simply said that she reviewed her 
cards every year," he said. "She kept an amazing kind of contact 
with her students." 

Despite her petite stature, Herr also maintained a strong 
presence in the classroom. "She put together theory and practice 
very well," Grella said. "Students respected her for what she 
knew, but she was also very open to them. They sensed that 
and responded favorably." He went on to explain that students 
felt verv comfortable talking with her. "She was there to help, 
not to let people off the hook, but to sit down and talk about 
how to accomplish what the\' needed to under the circum- 

Herr was also tireless when it came to pursuing her own 
personal and professional development. She holds a master's 
degree in teaching the gifted from Penn State University. 
From 1951-78, she ser\'ed the Pennsylvania Association for 
the Study and Education ot the Mentally Gifted, holding 
numerous leadership positions from member ot the board 
to president. Many other organizations benefited from 
her expertise, including the Pennsylvania State Education 
Association, the International Reading Association and the 
Association of Childhood Education International. In addition, 
she shared her teaching skills and musical talents with the 
Palmyra First United Methodist Church, and served the 
College as co-president of both the Lebanon Valley College 
Dames and the Auxiliary. In 1997, the College recognized 
her dedication by granting her the prestigious honorary 
doctorate in humane letters. 

Herr is quick to credit others for her success — colleagties, 
former professors and friends, such as Drs. Edna '59, H'85 
and Clark Carmean 'H85; and the students who have given 
back to her all these years, making the journey all the more 
worthwhile. She still has every letter students ever wrote to her, 
tied in bundles according to the year the letter arrived. The 
communication has been yital to Herr, as is clear from her ever- 
growing Christmas card list. "I suggested she use a form letter, 
but she wouldn't hear of it," said Sponaugle, who has helped 
her 89-year-oid mother organize the mailing for the past five 
or six years. 

When Henry Brooks Adams spoke of teachers, he must 
have had someone like Herr in mind. With several hundred 


Christmas cards sent out last year, each hearing a personal note 
from Herr, it's no wonder this teachers realm ot influence 
seems to have no end. 


Mary Beth Homer is a freelance writer from Aniiville. She is the 
former director of media relations at Lebanon Valley College. 

f.\\.L 2002 5 

Digital Co 

h'>-i r^o I 1 r'\ I f^ r>i 

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s : 

side the box 

by Lori Myers 

6 The Valley 


-o one can deny that the 
world's technological landscape is 
rapidly changing and growing more 
sophisticated. With the popularin' of 
the Internet and fierce competition in a 
global economy, it is no longer enough 
to know only the basics, such as how to 
send an e-mail attachment ot set up 
a spreadsheet. 

In October 2000, Lebanon Valley 
College recognized that fact when it 
proposed the Digital Communications 
Program — a curriculum of computer- 
related courses and projects adding up to 
50 credit hours and leading to a bachelor 
of science degree. Beginning this semester, 
the program exposes students to the fun- 
damental principles of emerging digital 
information technologies and emphasizes 
critical thinking, creativit)' and analysis, 
rather than specific applications and 
technologies. After graduation, a student 
with a firm foundation in the program's 
elements will find it easier to evolve 
with an ever-changing technolog)' and 
be more comfortable interfacing within 
the industry. 

Joel Kline '89, assistant professor 
of business administration and acting 
director of the program, stated that this 
new curriculum, by being interdiscipli- 
nary and integrative, incorporates LVC's 
liberal arts tradition. "It is a good fit for 
our institution and our faculty, " 
explained Kline, who has owned a tech- 
nology firm since 1994. "We have taken 
the liberal arts model and applied it to 

Dr. Stephen MacDonald, vice presi- 
dent for academic affairs and dean of the 
faculty, agreed that the new program 
adheres firmly to LVCs commitment to 
the liberal arts. "The driving force is not 
technology per se, " he said. "We don't 
seek to produce technicians. We want 
students to analwe the world and com- 
municate about the world. " 

The idea for the Digital Communications 
Program came about during a lunchtime 
conversation berween Dr. Owen Moe, 
professor of chemistr)', and Barry R. Hill, 

associate professor of music and director 
of the Music Recording Technology 
Program, when both realized that some 
t)'pe of technological offering w'as needed 
at the College. "I wrote this up in 1998 
and thought about it for a couple of 
years," Hill recalled. "We were both 
thinking of something like this. The 
original thought was that when people 
get out of school, what kind of position 
do they get? This is the ultimate libetal 

arts degree program because you learn a 
little bit about a lot of things. The idea is 
to break the boundaries. " 

Web-based technologies, explained 
Hill, are a difYerent medium that has 
opened up new opportunities and has 

Joel Kline '89 (above, 
standing), acting director 
of the Digital 
Commit n icatio >is Program, 
instructs business students 
in the Vernon and Doris 
Bishop Libra;-): 

Marie Bongioranni 
{second from left), associate 
professor and chair of the 
English Depamyient, 
expects the neiv major to 
receive a lot of attention. 

Karen Hendricks 02 
(facing page) works on an 
.irt project in Pencil Studio. 

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Kline (center), who has 
owned a technology fmn 
since 1994, noted, "We 
have taken the liberal 
arts model and applied 
it to technology. " 

altered the way we create and dissemi- 
nate information. Why not have LVC 
be at the forefront of that new and 
exciting frontier by giving students the 
tools and the language to interact with 
the various professionals who design, 
write and conduct business using digital 
technology? "They are all different ways 
of getting your message out there," Hill 
said. "Technology is the instigator ot the 
change, but it is not the main focus."' 

According to Kline, the idea was 
enthusiastically received and voted on 
by the faculty. "It passed prett}' handily," 
he noted. 

The program combines art, written 
communication, computer science and 
business administration. Each student 
will select one department as a concen- 
tration area. The core courses, together 
with those in the concentration area, 
will provide broad exposure to the 
principles of emerging digital informa- 
tion technologies and explain how they 
apply to the creation, storage, analysis, 
processing and delivery of information. 

Starting with the Introduction to 
Digital Communications course, students 
get an overview of the curriculum that 
combines writing, designing presenta- 
tions, storing, processing and distributing 
information. The course will also touch 

on the legal, ethical and business con- 
cerns of information management. 

"We need people to understand the 
media," said Dr. Mike Fry, chair and 
professor of the Mathematical Sciences 
Department. "The world is more 
dependent on the types of communica- 
tion that need technological support. I 
also think we are going to have to learn 
to be better at communicating ideas and 
not just focus on entertainment and 
marketing with this electronic media." 

Fry is spearheading the computer 
science cognate or area of concentration 
in the program. Art, business or English 
are the other three cognates from which 
students can choose their area of con- 
centration. The technical sequence of 
the program is made up of two courses. 
Introduction to Programming explores 
the fundamentals of programming as 
they essentially apply to all languages 
and focuses on the correct design and 
implementation of small-scale algorithms, 
but introduces large-scale design tech- 
niques. The second course. Networking 
and Databases, examines the fundamentals 
of database theory, data organization, 
and the insertion and extraction of data 
from a database. The networking sec- 
tion of the course will introduce the 
fundamentals and applications of net- 

working. Students study and write 
programs that access data in databases, 
deliver that data, and then process and 
display the content to front ends such 
as web pages. 

"There are students who have taken 
computer science who would have 
liked to have had a major like this," Fry 
remarked. "The LVC graduate who 
majors in digital communications will 
be easier to train on the job." 

The other courses are equally 
intriguing and hone the skills of students 
who wish to actively participate in the 
Web's exciting future. 

The Art Department courses in the 
digital design sequence are divided into 
Design I and II and teach students still- 
image creation and interactive media. 
Participants will develop CD-ROMS, web 
pages and other multimedia applications. 

Writing for Digital Media I and II 
focuses on developing writing skills that 
can present, describe, summarize and 
explain information. Students will find 
out how news, information, advertising 
and entertainment content is gathered 
and disseminated via digital media, and 
then design and develop their own 
digital media projects. The focus is not 
only on the Web, but on developing 
those writing skills and processes neces- 

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Prof. Barrj' Hill (lefi), 
director of the Music 
Recording Technology 
Program, along with 
Dr. Owen Moe (not 
pictured). Vernon and 
Doris Bishop Professor of 
Chemistry, developed the 
original idea for the 
Digital Communications 
Program during a 
lunchtime conversation. 

san' for designing and developing digital 
media, which includes, but is not limited 
to, the Internet. Digital media presents 
opportunities and problems that the 
more traditional media do not. The 
focus ot this class is to explore these dif- 
ferences and account for them in the 
design and development process. 

The Business of Information I and 
II courses emphasize how business is 
conducted on the Internet and how the 
use of Internet technolog)' impacts the 
internal workings of businesses. These 
courses will help students understand 
how technology is utilized within and 
between companies to improve cus- 
tomer relationships, marketing, opera- 
tions and communication. 

Additional required courses include 
Information Law and Ethics, which 
explores the legal and ethical issues of 
technology, and The Science of Inform- 
ation, which examines how humans 
consume and process information they 
see and read on the new media. 

Students choose three additional 
courses in their cognate area in consulta- 
tion with their advisers. Finally, seniors 
will pardcipate in the Project Management 
Seminar along with the capstone project. 
They will study team management, 
working with deadlines, setting goals 

and allocating responsibilit}' while 
developing a product to serve academic, 
industrial, civic or governmental clients. 
To complete the program, seniors will 
write a final report and make a public 

Hill said that the core courses along 
with the senior-year project mirror the 
real world that students will face after 
graduation. "In business, people work 
in teams and groups. You have to inter- 
face with content experts, marketing 
people, etc. The\' will be conversing with 
people in different areas who speak 
different languages." 

Kline agreed, saying "students can 
manage and adapt to the changes going 
on in technolog}' more than someone 
who is in a trade school. We expect 20 
to 25 students per year to major in this 
program," he added. 

Marie Bongiovanni, associate profes- 
sor .ind chair ot the English Depanment, 
said that she expects the digital commu- 
nications major to receive a lot of atten- 
tion. "More and more students are 
interested in how to design Web pages 
and how to create content for new 

As with any new program of this 
t}'pe, there are challenges such as cur- 
riculum, required equipment, budgets. 

staff and resources that may be needed 
in the future. Kline said an evaluation 
would be completed after the program 
is up and running, but he expects to 
be flexible in terms of the program's 
growth. "We would be open to more 
cognates," he said. "It is organic. We 
will see how it fits with the College 
and the industry." 

But Kline sees onlv positives coming 
out of the digital communications course 
ol studv. "I am reallv excited about 
the program and excited that it is using 
the liberal arts model. It will promote 
critical thinking skills, communication 
skills and a fundamental knowledge ot 
technolog\'. These are things that are 
missing in the industry." 

MacDonald is also delighted that 
LVC has initiated this very innovative 
program. "It will attract students that 
otherwise would not be coming here 
and attract the attention of students 
already here." 

Lori Myers is a Harrishurg-based 
freelivice writer who has had articles 
published in tiational and regional 
magazines, newspapers and on the 
Internet. She is a regular contributor 
to WITF's Central PA Magazine. 

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Classroom Lessons 

by Lisa M. Christopher 

President Bush's No-Child-Left-Behind\mxi2it\Yt redefines the 
federal role in K-12 education. The new law mandates alterna- 
tive teaching methods for students and serious consequences 
for failing schools. Individual states set academic standards, 
according to the law, and local school districts select curricula 
and set policies. 

This topic set the tone as four educators from various walks 
of academic life gathered recently at Lebanon Valley College's 
Kreiderheim to discuss the far-reaching effects of various legisla- 
tive acts and their broader implications for all levels of education. 
Participants included: Karen Albert '88, a seventh-grade life 
science teacher at York Suburban School District; Dr. Donald 
Kline '66, LVC professor of education; Jill Hamilton Lutz '92, 
a first-grade teacher in Lancaster County's Cocalico School 
District; and Dr. Marsha Zehner '73, superintendent of the 
Annville-Cleona School District. Dr. Susan L. Atkinson, profes- 
sor and chair of the LVC Education Department, moderated the 
discussion. Links to various web pages are provided at the end 
of this piece for those seeking further information on the issues. 
The descriptive information that precedes each topic is cited 
from the respective web site associated with the topic. 

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Moderator: What is your perspective 
on President Bush's No Child Left Behind 
initiative? [No Child Left Behind Act of 
2001: Reauthorization of the Elementary 
and Secondary Education Act Legislation 
and Policies. On January 8, 2002, 
President Bush signed into law the No 
Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The Act is 
the most sweeping reform of the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Aa 
(ESEA) since ESEA was enacted in 1965.] 

Zehner: Under the No-Child-Left- 
Behind liw, we will be doing frequent 
assessments. There is no longer the 
excuse that because a child has a poor 
background, we should not expect positive 
learning results. I see it as an enormous 
opportunity to really ensure that all 
students get a fair and equitable chance 
at a good instructional program. The 
initiative is one that is going to require 
a lot of work. 

Lutz: Accountability keeps coming 
up over and over again. Teachers will be 
held accountable for students' progress. 
Traditionally in teaching, teachers gave 
students an assessment — a test at the 
end of a unit — and the student got 
an A, or a B, or a D, and the teacher 
moved onto the next unit. 

But now, when a child receives an 
unsatisfactory score on an assessment, 
the teacher re-teaches using alternative 
methods and keeps working on that skill 
until the child reaches a satisfactory level. 

Albert: Assessment used to be a test or 
a quiz, but now the assessment occurs 
throughout the unit. There are all kinds 
of alternative assessments. 

However, since I've gone from teaching 
elementary- to secondary-level education, 
the biggest problem I see with a lot of 
secondary-education teachers is that they 
aren't trained in a lot of methods courses. 
I think that is hurting many middle 
school and high school teachers because 
they can't deliver some of the things that 
No Child Left Behind is asking them to 
do. They are good people, but no one's 
ever given them these strategies, and all 
of a sudden they are supposed to be 
implementing them in the classroom. 

Moderator: Is it possible that No Child 
Left Behind li just another swing in the 
education pendulum, a panacea that is 
supposed to cure all of education's ills? 

Kline: I've been teaching for a long 
time, and I remember the old days when 
ideas came and went. One year, we'd 
write our curriculum one way. The next 
year, we'd write it a different way. It got 
to be sort of like the boy calling "wolf" 
all the time. People grabbed ideas and 
ran with them only to find out they 
didn't work. 

Zehner: "We didn't have a body of 
research in the field of teaching until the 
early 1970s. A lot of methods employed 
earlier were "touchy, feely — I think 
this program is working." They weren't 
research based. 

Now we have quite a few studies 
that tell us the best way to approach 
instruction. We have the tools all good 
teachers should employ and I believe 
No Child Left Behind is here to stay. For 
the first time, I have seen a concerted 
effort from the federal level to the state 
level to the districts. Folks, we better get 
on the bandwagon. As we look across 
the country and see the niunber of 
students who can't read, who can't write 
— especiJly in inner-cit)' schools — we're in 
big trouble. That's why we see the federal 
government suddenly understanding 
that education is our future as a country. 

Moderator: Do you feel it's a good 
idea to have inclusive classrooms? 
[Individuals with Disabilities Act 
(IDEA) — Inclusion of Students with 
Exceptionalities. The 1997 amendments 
to IDEA placed renewed emphasis on 
educating students with disabilities in 
less restrictive environments. In particular, 
the law encourages opportunities for 
children with disabilities to participate in 
general education settings and in ilie 
general education curriculum.] 

Zehner: All students should be 
stretched and given the opportunity to 
learn to the best of their potential. But, 
in some cases, placing renewed emphasis 
on educating students with disabilities 

gone too far; for example, the 1997 
amendments to IDEA place expectations 
that require teachers to be superhuman. I 
think they arc already superhuman. 

Lutz: It's politically incorrect, but 
teachers say it privately to each other, 
that there are situations in which it is 
not a good idea to have certain students 
included in the classroom. But, because 
a judge has said so, you have no choice. 

If you have a child with severe 
disabilities making noises or acting in a 
disruptive manner, it is hard to teach. 
It's hard for children ages 6, 7 or 8 to 
concentrate. If a child with disabilities is 
thrashing his or her arms or making 
noises because he or she is not able to 
speak, it can be frightening to a young 
child. Many adults have difficulty work- 
ing with students with severe disabilities. 
But a judge has decided that child 
belongs in a classroom. The judge has 
not taken into account the 25 other 
students and how it impacts their ability 
to learn. I think it \\\\\ be interesting 15 
or 20 years down the road, when today's 
students are adults, to see what impact it 
has had (m them to have been alongside 
children with severe disabilities. 

Moderator: Do you think it was a 
good idea for school districts to control 
special education services? 

Zehner: Fm going to put m\ superin- 
tendent's cap on and talk about cost. 
For students with orthopedic impairments 
or students with emotional disturbances, 
it makes sense tor a group of school 
districts to join together and provide the 
services and personnel the students need 
to be successful. It is cost effecti\'e too. 
But I also think it was a good idea 
u hen we started taking back our students 
w ith learning disabilities — kids who 
might have a bit of a problem in math 
or reading. Taking these classes back, 
making these students feel connected to 
their home schools made a difference. 
They did better academically and our 
expectations for them went up as well. 
So, I think students with mild disabili- 
ties should so back to the school district. 

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ss restrictive enviro 

nments has 

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Karen Albert '88 

Dr. Marsha Zehier 73 

Moderator: Do you think it is a good 
idea for the state to require training for 
teachers to help them adapt to a more 
inclusive classroom? 

Zehner: Special education has such 
a unique vocabular)' and there are so 
many legal requirements. What is a 
learning disability? What does it mean 
to be emotionally disturbed? What kind 
of things can a teacher expect when 
those children arrive at their doorstep? 
I think it is a disservice tor any teacher 
not to have that basic understanding 
before a child walks through the door. 
There are legal implications that can get 
teachers into lawsuits. I feel strongly that 
it should be a critical part of a teacher's 

Moderator: What is your perspective 
on Writing Across the Curriculum? 
[The philosophy of Writing Across the 
Curriculum as a teaching methodology 
can be summed up in the phrase "student 
involvement." Created to reinforce writing 
skills in classes outside of English compo- 
sition, this academic movement engages 
students directly in the subject matter 
of the course through a variety of aaivities 
that focus on writing as a means of 

Albert: It is an important part of your 
overall curriculum. My students will 

write for me in science journals and 
lab reports. In English, they are writing 
narratives. In math, they are explaining 
a geometr)' or algebraic procedure to 
describe how they arrive at an answer. 
In history, they relate to how the past is 
connected to the present. So, they are 
writing in all areas to express themselves. 
It involves higher levels of thinking to 
explain what they are doing in writing. 
That's important because that's the way 
they can show their thought processes 
and be able to use those higher-level 
thinking skills that connect oral and 
written language. Plus, it teaches them 
cooperation. They see how other students 
arrive at different answers. It is not that 
their answer is wrong. It's just that their 
answer is different and they have to be 
able to back it up accurately. 

Lutz: Writing Across the Curriculum 
really helps students think about why 
they chose their answer because they 
have to back up their reasoning. 

The way of the world today is that 
job demands keep changing. So, we are 
teaching kids to be problem solvers. 
That's the most important skill we can 
give them because we don't know what 
the future holds. 

Zehner: Students need to communicate 
effectively. It can be orally. It can be the 
written word or with technology. It's 

important we don't pigeonhole kids so 
that they always have a variety of options. 

Moderator: Has the use of technology 
enhanced student learning? [The rapid 
evolution of technology has changed 
teaching and learning inside and out 
of the classroom over the past several 
decades. Computers now fit in your 
hand and technolog\' options are endless 
and often expensive. For every change 
implemented in the classroom, technology 
is two steps ahead. Here, the participants 
discussed appropriate technologies and 
other modern factors affecting the class- 

Kline: Technolog}', if used correctly, 
can enhance learning. Technology used 
for the sake of using technology can 
detract. Technology used in a district 
where teachers are not prepared to use 
it may do more damage than good. 

Moderator: We have to remember 
that technology is not just a computer, 
but it is anything that's going to make 
the job of" teaching easier. 

Lutz: We don't have to teach kids what 
a keyboard or a mouse is. They know all 
that. I think the biggest dilemma we're 
facing is getting teachers to understand 
that the computer is a tool to enhance 
education. It's not to be taught in isola- 
tion. It's not a substitute for books. 

12 The Valley 

Dr. Donald Kline '66 

Jill Hamilton Liitz '92 

Albert: Ihe problem I see is that students 
today use the computer as a crutch. 1 have 
to force my students to find hard book 
resources tor reports in addition to the 
hiternet. Students think that it it is on 
the computer, its the law. They don't 
understand that Joe Schmoe can create a 
web site on the West Nile virus and it can 
be tot,dly incorrect. The Internet has to be 
Lised in the correct way tor it to be eftective. 

Kline: Another aspect to think about 
is the logistics of introducing computers 
into classroom use. It can be a slow 
process. Anyone who thinks he can go 
into a school district and turn it into a 
technology district overnight, well, it's 
not going to happen. It takes hours ot 
sitting in front ot that machine, learning 
how to use programs, planning the lessons 
and doing all the things that need to be 
done. It's not a time-saver. 

Zehner: You have to be caretul in the 
way that you employ technology. People 
who develop online courses will tell you 
that it takes a tremendous effort to do .so. 

Lutz: You .ilso need the technical support 
— people to help keep the computers 
running the way that thev should. 

Zehner: Nothing would be worse than 
a teacher planning to do a lesson and 
having five students say, "Mv computer 

doesn't work." You dont just take the 
computer out ot the box and plug it 
in. You have to chink about all those 
internal systems. 

Moderator: Technolog)' is expensive. 
The actual cost is elusive. Do the bene- 
fits ourweigh the costs? 

Kline: There is a tremendous hidden 
cost to computer technology — printer 
cartridges, cables, paper, monitors and 
the cost ot replacing computers that 
quickly become obsolete. When I started 
teaching, there was a 20-vear turnaround 
time for overhead projectors — which 
was about the highest level of technology 
we had at the time. Now, we ha\e a two- 
or three-vear turnaround time on some 

Moderator: What about distance 
learning? Will the novelty wear off or is 
it the wave ot the future? 

Zehner: It has its place. "N'irditional," 
a combination of virtual and traditional 
classroom lessons, is popuhir with students. 
They like the freedom of 24/^ to work 
on a project. But they like the contact 
with the teacher, too. 

teachers also like the contact with 
the student whether by e-mail, telephone 
or b\' a student dropping into their class- 
room. 'X'iiditioiial " seems to work. 

Albert: Plus, there are different learning 
styles. Some people learn b\' hands-on 
experience while others learn visually. 
Some people can learn a lot just from 
a straight lecture. I use virtual online 
dissections so students can get the expe- 
rience. That's where technolog\- can be 
an asset. If it is used in the right wav. it 
can meet the needs ot all the different 
learning styles. 

For )norc information on these and other 
educational topics, please visit the follow- 
ing web sites: No Child Left Behind: 
Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA): 
indicator-20.html; and. Writing Across the 
Ciimadwn: \\•\\^^■.m,^rsh.^ll.eduywac/info.htm 
or hnp:// resource_list.htm. 

Editor's note: In the spri)ig issue Dr. 
Cheryl Ceorge. LVC assistant professor of 
education, will provide an alternative per- 
spective on the inclusion of students with 
special needs in the classroom. 

Lisa M. Christopher is a fieelance writer 
who writes for several area newspapers. 
She recently completed a book featuring 
historic towns of Lancaster Count)'. She 
formerly served as an adjunct professor in 
the LVC English Department. 

F.-\LL 2002 13 

class news & notes 

Inspiring Literacy 

by Heather Robino 

"Our children are our Commonwealth's most precious resources. Their eyes will, with 
our help, see the wonders of our world, and help us to discover an incredible future 
filled with promise, enlightenment and limitless opportunity. " So declares the 
Governor's Office commendation extended to the Red Lion AARP for its "Reading Is 
The Key" volunteer tutoring program, which originator Raymond Smith '39 hopes will 
teach youngsters what their elders already know: "If you can learn to read, the doors 
to the world will open for you." 

An avid reader and former tutor with the York County Literacy Program, Smith, 
84, was inspired four years ago to organize a tutoring program that would pair senior 
citizens with students at one local elementary school. The fledgling program quickly 
took root, expanding to all eight elementary schools in the Red Lion Area School 
District. Smith recruits at AARP meetings, senior centers and churches, and has 
assembled a corps of 90 senior volunteers who commit to working at least one hour 
a week with students in kindergarten through fourth grade — although, he proudly 
stated, the seniors love it so much that most of them give even more of their time. 

"They feel like they are doing something important; they have a reason to get up 
in the morning," he explained. "They are not just sitting around playing bridge. They 
look forward to tutoring and want to help that child. And when you're with children of 
that age, you can't help but feel younger" 

In his younger days. Smith spent 40 years practicing law, primarily as a defense 
attorney In 1965, he spent a year volunteering for the Civil Rights Commission in 
Mississippi, representing minorities in their battles for equality. Now Smith is dedicated 
to helping children overcome their own individual challenges. What keeps him 
motivated is the belief that if every senior citizen became a volunteer tutor, "we 
could change the quality of reading and life in this country." 

"One of the great problems in education is that elementary classrooms have 20 
to 25 students," he stated. "A teacher can be excellent, but there are some children 
who need one-on-one attention, which a teacher has trouble giving on a regular 
basis. That is where our tutors fit in and are really important. I tell them, 'you don't 
need a background in education, you just need to love children. They feel that 
attention, they feel that love.'" 

Heather Robino is a Downingtown-based freelance writer 

Friends of the Valley 

Crista Ann Bemat, assistant director of 
LVC's Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, and 
Christopher Derweiler were married on June 
8, 2002. 


Kathiyn Nisley Herr '25 is the last surviv- 
ing member of the class of 1925. 


Luella Heilman Myers '33 is in good health 
and active in her retirement home and her 
local church in Concord, N.H. 

Esther Sraelser Duke '34 volunteers at her 
church and the Providence Eldercare Service 
Group in Portland, Ore. 


Dr. Dorothy Landis Gray '44 is a board 
member of the Sarasota (Fla.) Opera Guild, 
serving as chair of the education committee. 
During the summer and fall months, Dorothy 
can be found playing the piano at the Allen 
Theatre and MJ's Coffeehouse in Annville. 

In December 2001, Dr. Bruce C. Souders 

'44 was honored for his volunteer service in 
fundraising by Shenandoah University. He 
co-chairs the Evangelical United Brethren 
Archives Endowment Committee and organ- 
izes material for the archives. 

Dr. Miles D. Harriger '47 is playing golf 
and traveling now that he is retired from his 
medical practice. 

Dr. Harry H. Hoffinan '48 recently retired 
after 48 years as a family physician. Harry 
was known for making house calls and 
spending time with his patients tor however 
long they needed him. 

Bob's BANDits, directed by Robert P. 
McCoy '49, presented an annual winter con- 
cert tor family and friends in Moorestown, 
N.J. Organized in 1991, the original 12- 
member band has grown to around 65 mem- 
bers ranging in age from 16 to 80+. 


Edgar O. Beck '50 has owned and operated 
the Beck Funeral Home in New Holland for 
the past 50 years and is now semi-retired. 

Jack Snavely '50 lives on the beach in 
Ft. Myers, Fla., and still performs on the 
clarinet and saxophone professionally. Jack 
enjoys traveling and, this past year, he took 
getaway trips to Ireland and Russia. 

Retired hematologist and internist Dr. John 
C. Hoak '51 was in academic medicine for 
30 years. He was the director of hematology- 
oncology at the Universiry of Iowa School of 
Medicine and, before retiring in 1994, he 
spent five years as the director of the 
Division of Blood Diseases and Resources of 
the National Heart, Lung and Blood 

14 The 'Valley 

Institutes at the National Institutes of 

Dr. James S. Pacy '52 co-authored 
Diplnmati Without a Countiy: Baltic 
Diplomacy, International Law, and the Cold 
War, published by Greenwood Press. 

Thomas H. Israel '53 keeps busy as a substi- 
tute organist in various Lebanon-area 

Judge John A. Walter '53 received the 
Award of Merit during the Shrine's 1 27th 
Imperial Council Session in Las Vegas, Nev. 
The recognition acknowledged that he "had 
significant accomplishments and made sell- 
less contributions to the Shrine and Shriner 
Hospitals. " 

In his 38th year of practice and still making 
house calls. Dr. Lenwood B. Wert '55 was 

named 2001 Family Practitioner of the Year 
by the Pennsylvania chapter ot the American 
College ot Osteopathic Family Practitioners. 

Dr. David Willoughby '55 retired in June 
2002 as minister ot music and director ot the 
adult and bell choirs at Elizabethtown 
Church ot the Brethren. McGraw-Hill 
released the fifth edition of his book. The 
World of Music, this past summer. David is 
also the editor of the College Music Society 

Mildred Osinski Teitelman '56 is a social 
worker with the Samaritan Hospice in 
Marlton, N.J. 

After 42 years. Hazel A. Davis '57 retired 
from teaching elementary instrumental music 
in the Penns Grove-Carneys Point (N.J.) 
School District. 

Carol Mark Wagner '58 and Larry H. 
Killian were married on October 20, 2001, 
in Bradford. 

50th Reunion for Sweet Sixteen Squad 

They were known as the "seven dwarfs" 50 years ago when they reached the NCAA 
basl<etball tournament "Sweet 16." No player on the 1952-53 team stood taller than 
6-1. Nonetheless, the seven dwarfs — and some equally small substitutes — raced to 
a 20-3 record behind a fast-breaking offense and a defense none of their opponents 
had ever seen — the match-up zone. 

The result was a stunning upset in Philadelphia's Palestra Arena. Lebanon Valley, a 
school of fewer than 450 students at the time, beat Fordham 80-67 and advanced to 
the "Sweet 16" at Raleigh, N.C. There the dream came to an end. The Lousiana State 
University Tigers, led by 6-9 future NBA all-pro Bob Petit, beat the Flying Dutchmen, 
89-76. Petit had 28 points for LSU. His Lebanon Valley counterpart, 6-1 Leon Miller, 
answered with 26. 

The Valley lost in the regional consolation game the next night to Wake Forest, 
ending the season at 20-3. 

"It was the only ball club I ever saw." said Dr. George "RInso" Marquette '48, coach 
of the Flying Dutchmen for that magic 1952-53 season, "that could run the 
three-man break with the ball never touching the floor before it went in the hoop." 

The Cinderella season came at the start of a highly successful era of Lebanon Valley 
College men's basketball. The Valley went on to win four Middle Atlantic Conference 
crowns and ran off a 45-game home winning streak in Marquette's eight-year tenure. 

The teams from that era were recently recognized during the Athletic Hall of Fame 
activities during Oktoberfest Weekend in October 


After retiring in 2000, Dr. Charles L. Arnett 

'61 returned to full-time medical mission 
work in Nigeria. 

William B. Hawk '61 owns The Hawk 
Gallen,' in Harrisburg. He is a member ot the 
board ot Gaudenzia, an organization that 
focuses on drug and alcohol counseling. Bill 
is also executive director of the Dauphin 
Counry General Authorit)', chair of the 
Lower Paxton Township Board ot 
Supervisors, chair ot the Lower Paxton 
Republican Committee and a member ot the 
Pennsylvania State Association of Township 

After relocating his art studio to Paducah, Ky., 
Dr. William F. Renzulli '61 plans to devote 
all ot his time and energy to his arrsvork. 

Robert J. Brill '63, an entrepreneur in the 
agribusiness sotrware industry, was named 
Milton Hershey School's 2002 Alumnus of 
the Year. Bob is president ot Brilliant 
Alternatives, Inc., a global company. His 
wife, Sylvia Laubach Brill '65. is owner of 
lively House ,\ntiqucs and ,^rt. Thev live in 
Norcross, Cia. 

Dr. George R. Plitnik '63 received the 
award tor Lxcellence in Research, Scholarship 
and Creative Activity from the L'niversir.- 
System of Mar\-|and Board ot Regents. 
George, a physics professor at Frostburg 

received the honor for his research on 
musical instruments. 

Olive Binner Stoops '63 retired after 3-1 
vears ot teaching, 29 ot which were with the 
West Perry School District. 

Loretta Schlegel Rittle '64 retired in .-Kpril 
2002. She developed the family-based pro- 
gram tor Cambria County Mental Health/ 
Mental Retardation. In 1993. Loretta was 
one of the original project directors for the 
program in Pennsylvania. Her husband. 
Dr. Robert H. Rittle '65, retired from 
Indiana L ni\ersir\' ot Pennsvlvania where 
he taught p.svcholog\' tor 30 vears. 

Note: All locations are in Pennsylvania unless 
otherwise noted. 

f.Ml 2002 15 

Civil War Tour September 15- is, 2000 

This trip to the Virginia Battlefields, which included 
alumni firom Lebanon Valley, Elizabethtown and York Colleges, 
was such a success it is being repeated in April. See page 17 for 
more details. 

Representing Lebanon Valley College were: Patricia Bell Benfer '58, 
Elizabeth "Libby" Speicher Glick '58, Agnes Bering, Joseph Bering '52, JoLynn Brummer, 
Kate Gerber, Jack J. Bryson '51, Ruth Shumate Bryson '52, Kathryn S. DiJlon, Ricky J. 
Dillon '98, Marie Meyer Goeke "68, Lois Horn, Doris Paine, R. Howard Paine '43, JefF 
Richard, Sheri Strickler Richard '99 and Deborah B. 'Wescott '95. 

In June 2002, Alan S. Donaldson '67 

retired after almost 36 years of teaching ele- 
mentary school in the Rose Tree Mecha 
School District in Media. 

Robert J. Martalus '67 is a corporate train- 
ing consultant with Dale Carnegie Training 
of Central New Jersey. 

Janice Koehler Richardson '68 is chair-elect 
of the lexas Library Association, the largest 
state library association in the country, with 
approximarely 4,000 members. 

J. Dean Burkholder '69 is president of 
Human Services Planning Systems Inc. in 
Lancaster. Dean spoke about outcome results 
at the National Conference of Community 
Action Agencies in Kansas City. 

The Rev. Dennis R. Snovel '69 is the pastor 
of Hopeland United Methodist Church in 
northern Lancaster County. 

Dr. Larry R. Taylor '69 is the senior prod- 
uct manager for the Informatics Division of 
Bio-Rad Laboratories of Philadelphia. Larry 
is responsible for extending the current prod- 
uct line and developing new products, as well 
as being the AIM consortium director. 

Barbara Turkington Whitney '69 is a 

senior program development specialist for 
the Universit)' of Oklahoma. 

Dr. Jan Helmut Wubbena '69, professor ot 
music, received the Faculty Excellence Award 
for 2002 from John Brown University in 


Robin A. Kommeyer '70 is corporate con- 
troller tor Corn Products International, Inc., 
m Bedford Park, 111. 

Joel S. Riedel '70 is associate superintendent 
of Dover Area School District. 

Beverly Houser Roche '70 is division manag- 
er tor EmplovBridge Search Group located in 
Atlanta, Ga. 

The Rev. L. Fitzgerald Reist II '70 is the 

'Williamsport district superintendent ot the 
Central Pennsylvania Conference of the 
United Methodist Church. 

Dr. Henry D. Schreiber '70, professor and 
head of the chemistry department at Virginia 
Military Institute, received a 2002 
Outstanding Faculty Award from the State 
Council of Higher Education in "Virginia. 

Dr. Priscilla Roth Cowan '71 is a clinical 
psycholog)' fellow at the University of 
Tennessee Health Science Center in 


Jeffrey J. Stock '71 is controller of Briefly 
Stated Inc. in New York Ciry. 

David O. Wilbur '71 is a research scientist 
at the Universiry of Washington in Seattle. 

Dr. Ross W. Ellison '72 developed a music 
program tor the department of child psychol- 
ogy at the Pennsylvania State University 
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He also 
served on the planning committee for the 
2002 national convention of the American 
Guild of Organists. 

"William M. Jones '72 has written a third 
novel, titled Murder by Memoi-y. Published by 
1st Books Library, it can be found online at 
www. 1 

Allison C. Smith '72 teaches seventh- and 
eighth-grade music at Boyertown Junior 
Mgh School West. 

Charles G. Zerbe '72 founded a quality 
assurance consulting company based in 
Lewisburg that specializes in the food indus- 

Patrick B. Campbell '73 is manager of 
operations for Aventis Pharmaceuticals in 
Kansas City, Mo. 

Judith VanderVeur Davis '73 is co-pastor of 
the York Foursquare Church in West York. 

The Kentucky Music Educators Association 
named Dr. Greg J. Detweiler '73 the 

2002 College/Universirv' Teacher ot the Year. 
Greg is the director of choral activities at 
Morehead State University. 

\ oc.ll music teacher Jean Redding 
Cunningham '74 attended the 2001 
Pennsylvania Governor's Institute for Arts 
Educators held at Gannon University in Erie. 
Jean, a K-8 teacher at St. Anne School in 
Bethlehem, attended the week-long event by 
means of a full scholarship. 

Jane Garlock NeUl-Hancock '74 is a comput- 
er support consultant for Tecordia 
Technologies in Piscataway, N.J. 

As part of her executive coaching and devel- 
opment work. Dr. Melanie A. Wilson '74 

recently traveled to France and Germany, as 
well as London, New York and Miami, to 
consult with business executives. 

16 The Valley 

Louis J. Fuller '76 is the associate director 
ot the teacher preparation program at the 
Camden campus of Rutgers University in 
New Jersey. 

Marian Melenchick Rhoads '76 is the direc- 
tor ot pharmacy at St. Joseph Medical Center 
m Reading. 

Rachel, the oldest daughter of Michelle 
Rhen Allen '77, is a first-year student at 
LVC majoring in allied health. 

Terry J. Bone '77 lives in Norway where he 
is the music director at Moss Biblecenter. 
He is also the Powell flute representative for 
Norway and all of Scandinavia. Terry still 
writes, perhirms, guest conducts, and holds 
worship seminars throughout Europe. 

Joanne R. Boyer '77 is a nurse anesthetist 
tor Huntingdon Valley Anesthesia. 

Author Robert S. Frey '77 had his seventh 
book, Succeaful Propoiiil Strategies for 
Small Businesses (Third Edition), published 
lin March 2002 by Artech House in Boston 
and London. That same month Cooper 
Square Press in New York published The 
Silent and the Damned: The Murder of Mary 
Phagan and the Lynching of Leo Frank, which 
he co-authored. Robert has also written an 
article, titled "Small Business Knowledge 
.Management Success Story — This Stuff 
Really Works!," which will be published in 
Knowledge and Process Management: The 
Journal for Corporate Transformation, by the 
University ot Toronto and John Wiley & 
Sons in the United Kingdom. 

Daniel S. Sweigert '77 has been appointed 
to the senior advisory council of Lancaster 
Farmland Trust. 

The Rev. Linda Staples Alvis '78 is the 

new senior pastor at High Street L'nited 
Methodist Church in Franklin, Va. 
Previously, Linda served as the Llnited 
Methodist campus minister at Longwood 
University and Hampden-Sydney College 
in central Virginia. 

ALZA Corporation has promoted Dr. Susan 
A. Engle '78 to vice president ot quality 
assurance at their faciliry in Vacaville, Calif 

Jack L. Hobaugh Jr. '78 is senior engineer 
with Level ?> Communications in 
Broomfield, Colo. 

Russell P. Labe '78 was a member of the 
Merrill Lynch team that won the 2001 Franz 
Edelman Award for Management Sciences 
Achievement, given by the Institute for 
Operations Research and the Management 
Sciences (INFORMS). 

Calling all Civil War Buffs! 
Toiu'theVirgiiiiaPeninsulaA •! n q 

Join alumni from Lebanon Valley and York Colleges as we visit Virginia and 
explore the history surrounding the Peninsula Campaign and the Battle of the 
Ironclads. Formed by the York and James Rivers, the Virginia Peninsula was rec- 
ognized as an extremely strategic location by both the Union and Confederate 
governments and military leaders. Discover how in 1862 the Union Army 
planned its avenue of advancement toward the rebel capital of Richmond, and 
how Confederate General "Prince John" Magruder fortified against it. Learn 
about the "Battle of the Ironclads," the story of the famous encounter between 
the U.S.S. Monitor 2,nA the C.S.S. Virginia (better known as the Merrimack). 



Visit the Endview Plantation Living History Museum, 
tour the Lee Hall Mansion and enjoy an evening of 
"dinnertainment" at the historic Boxwood Inn. 

Accompanied by a Civil War guide, visit the Mariners 
Museum, lunch at Magnolia House, take a Monitor- 
Merrimack Harbor Cruise and a trip to the Waterside 
Festival Marketplace. 

Explore Fort Monroe and the Virginia War Museum 
before making the trip back to Pennsylvania. 

Your package includes two-nights lodging, luggage handling, one dinner with enter- 
tainment, one lunch, two breakfasts, tax and tips, local guide service, admission fees 
to historic sites, round-trip motor coach transportation, and guide and driver gratuin.'. 

For a detailed itinerary that includes prices, please call the Alumni Office at 
1-800-ALUM-LVC or 717-867-6320, or e-mail 

Final payment is due March L 

Meredith L. Young-Nero '78 is a practicing 
naturopath while pursuing a degree in 
acupuncture and Oriental medicine. 

The Rev. Truman T. Brooks '79, senior 
pastor of Christ United Methodist Church 
in Lansdale, is enrolled in a doctoral program 
at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary. 
His wite, Roseann McGarth Brooks '82, 
is editor-in-chiet ot L'nisvs CAirporanons 
Exec, a quarterly publication tor managers. 

Patricia Debuski Meister '79 is on the 

adjunct faculty at Delaware Count)- 
Communit)' College in Media. 

In September 2000, the Rev. Carrie Wardell 
Stine '79 welcomed a son, Luke Benjamin 
Judah. Carrie is the pastor of Ft. Washington 
Presbyterian Church in Allenwood. 


John D. Boag Jr. '80 has been named 
master ot the wheelwright shop at C'olonial 
W illiamsburg in Virginia. 

Jimmie L. Pogue '80 is chief operating 
officer tor AARP Insurance Division in 
Ft. Washington. 

Todd M. Quinter '80 is in his l~th season 
with the PhoenLx Suns and 1 1th as NBA 
Scout. He is a member ot the governing 
board of the NBA Scouting and Technolog)' 

Nancy Cowan Berlin '81 is the conference 
manager for FDAnews in Falls Church, Va. 

Marcy J. Douglass '81 was granted a gradu- 
ate assistantship in the counselor education 
doctoral program at The College ot William 
&: Man,- in Williamsburg, \'a.. and began 
full-time classes this fall. Her daughter. 
Ariel Douglass-Devine '05. is in her second 
\e.u .u 1\ C and is majoring in psycholog)-. 
.^riel will be studying in New Zealand during 
the spring 2003 semester. 

Pamela Shadel Fischer '81 is the assistant 
vice president ot public affairs tor the \A.\ 
New Jersey Automobile Club in Florham 
Park and an .AAVcertified child pa-ssenger 
safen- technician. Pamela chairs the AAA's 
national public service program — Seated, 
Safe & Secure — which aims to ensure that 
every child is properly restrained while 
riding in a motor vehicle. 

F.\LL :oo; 17 

by Lisa Landis '04 

Hersheypark happy Hersheypark glad. To many of the park's visitors, these words 
are just part of a catchy jingle, but to Franklin R. Shearer '69. they mean much 
more. Shearer's job, from which he retired in June 2002, put him in charge of the fun 
at Hersheypark. "Where else in the world can you have a job where the number-one 
objective is to put smiles on guests' faces?" he asked with, of course, a smile. 

Shearer and his wife, Lucille Koch Shearer '69. grew up together in Berks 
County, and attended LVC together, following in the footsteps of Shearer's mother, 
Helen Main Shearer '30, and their brothers the Rev. Dr. Rodney H. Shearer '66 and 
Robert F. Koch Jr. '64. His education at LVC left him well prepared for his career, said 
Shearer, adding. "The fact that it was a liberal arts school helped broaden my per- 
spectives and gave me differing points of view." 

Hershey welcomed Shearer in 1980, though it wasn't until 1990 that he became 
general manager of Hersheypark. He served in that position until 2001, adding the title 
of senior vice president of the Hersheypark Group in 1998. 

Fellow employees saw enthusiasm and intensity constantly radiating from Shearer 
Under his direction, the park gained six new roller coasters, expanded its many off- 
season programs, initiated the "Comeback Guarantee" and began stationing greeters 
near the entrance gates. He preferred to "manage by wandering around," listening to 
and being accessible to visitors, picking up trash and even working at game stands. 
While he has ridden almost every ride in the park. Shearer's favorite is the Great Bear 
because of its intensity and speed. He took his first turn on that coaster with then 
Lt. Gov. Mark Schweiker 

He advocated what T Scott Gross calls P.O.S., or Positively Outrageous Service, 
"service so extraordinary, so spectacular, that customers are compelled to say 
'Wowl' and to tell the world." Hersheypark reaped the benefits of this approach during 
the 1990s, enjoying 10 years of record revenue and seven of record attendance. In 
November of 2000, Hersheypark received the Applause Award at the International 
Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions' convention, an honor held by only 
10 parks worldwide. "When you have achieved that distinction, you have achieved 
something very significant," said Shearer. "Really it's a tribute to all of the employees." 

Shearer was also able to share life at Hersheypark with his family Lucille, his wife 
of 32 years, was a park greeter; their son Michael, a recent Penn State graduate, 
works for Get The Picture, the company responsible for taking pictures of visitors on 
Hersheypark rides. 

Despite being retired. Shearer, 55, remains busy with activities such as chairing 
the County of Lebanon Transit Authority and occasionally helping Skip Hicks, a 
former Hersheypark greeter himself, sell tickets at the Allen Theatre in Annville. He 
and Lucille also plan to travel and have already completed a month-long cross-country 
Amtrak rail trip. It is a well-earned reward for someone who stayed 12 years in a 
position where Shearer knows most people last an average of seven years. 

"It was my life. I breathed it, slept it, I treated the park as if it were my very own," 
he said. "I enjoyed every minute of it." 

Lisa Landis '04 is an English communications and political science major Siie is the 
features editor for La Vie Collegienne and is interning at the Lebanon Daily News, 

Franklin R. Shearer '69 (left) and 
comedian Weird Al Yankovic have fiin 
at Hersheypark. 

Steven R. Miller, Esq., '81 was recently 
appointed public services director and assis- 
tant professor of law at the Ohio Northern 
University of Law in Ada. Among his duties, 
Steven will be teaching advanced legal 
research and computers. 

Elizabeth Knowles Sliwa '81 is a Spanish 
teacher at Pinelands Regional High School in 
Little Egg Harbor, N.J. 

David E Buffington '82 is a landscaper 
with the Hershey Gardens. 

Kimberly Haunton McSweeney '82 teaches 
elementary general music in the Howard 
County Schools in Columbia, Md. 

Alec Puketza '82 is the chief financial 
officer for China World Sector, Inc., with 
the International Churches of Christ. 

The Rev. Melanie Jones '83 is pastor 
of the Carlisle Church of the Brethren. 

Rainona Keefer Harwick '83 is an RN 

supervisor for Healthskil in Allentown. 

Marilyn Parker Lennox '83 is president of 
A Novel Approach, Inc., in Hershey. 

On September 26, 2000, Nick E. 
Magrowski '83 and his wife, Suzanne, wel- 
comed second son Max Nikolaus into their 

Dr. Jeffrey S. Riehl '83, associate professor 
of music at the University of Richmond in 
Virginia, is a founding member and artistic 
director of Voci, one of Richmond's newest 
chamber choirs. 

Dr. David N. Blauch '84 is an associate pro- 
fessor of chemistry at Davidson College in 
North Carolina. 

Louise Burchill-Mahoney '84 is an 

accountant for Evergreen Healthcare in 
'Vancouver, "Wash. 

Dorothy Garling Plank '84 is volunteer 
director at the Joseph L. Morse Geriatric 
Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. 

Tammy K. Rowe '84 received one of the 
three 2002 outstanding young alumnus 
awards given by Shippensburg University, 
where she received a master's degree in 1990. 

In May 2002, Michael G. Cobb '85 

received a master's degree in counseling psy- 
chology from Anna Maria College in Paxton, 
Mass. He is a behavioral specialist/dropout 
prevention coordinator at Dillatd High 
School in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Before moving 
to Florida, Michael was named a "hometown 
hero" by WBZ-TV in Massachusetts for his 
work at Gardner High School where he initi- 
ated Project Rebound, a school-to-work 
dropout prevention program for high-risk 

18 The Valley 

students deemed likely to quit school. His 
wife, former L\'C assistant dean of admission 
Cathy Haxkey Cobb, is senior director of 
Interim Healthcare, Inc., in Sunrise, Fla. 

Paul M. Gouza '85 was promoted to treas- 
urer of Pickering, Corts & Summerson, Inc., 
a civil engineering firm in Newton. His wife, 
Laurie Kamann Gouza '87, is a basketball 
and soccer mom to their r\vo daughters. 

Mark L. Alexander '86 is an assistant state's 
attorney with the .-Mlegheny County State 
Attorneys Office in Cumberland, Md. 

On February 3, 2002, James A. Bryant '86 

and his wife, Pamela, welcomed twins Justin 
and Laria into their family. 

Anne Wise Marsh '86 is a pharmaceutical 
sales specialist for .'\straZeneca 
Pharmaceuticals in Wilmington, Del. 

Daniel H. Rafferty '86 and his wife, Jill 
Ross Raffert>' '89, welcomed third child 
Kcll\- ■■Vnn into their family. 

Julie A. Sealander '86 and Arthur J. Higgs 
were married on July 22, 2000. Julie and 
Arthur welcomed daughter Elizabeth Rose 
into their family on October 21, 2001. 

Lt. Michael P. Cackovic, M.D., '87 is an 

obstetrician/g\necologist with the United 
States Na\T stationed in Okmawa, Japan. 

In May 2002, Marguerite M. Salam, M.D., 

'87 received a masters degree in health 
administration from Wilkes Universin- in 

Brian S. Salldin '87 is treasurer/controller at 
Rhoads Energy Corporation in Lancaster. 

Amy Hannah Agree '88 is principal ot 
\X'illiam Dick Elementary School in the 
School District ot" Philadelphia. 

Dr. Christian S. Hamann '88 is an assistant 
professor ot chemistn- and biochemistn.- at 
.•Mhright College in Reading. Christian is a 
member ot Albrights resident piano quartet. 
The Cecilian Quartet. 

Kristin Weible Heister '88 and her hus- 
band. Ralph D. Heister 111 '90. welcomed 
second daughter Susannah Julia into their 
family on April '>. 2002. 

Dawna Didden Salldin-Boggs '88 is a 

third-grade teacher in the Charlotte- 
Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina. 

Michael D. Betz "89 is vice president ot 
sales for Nextel Communications in State 

Lac D. Longson '89 is an actuan.' with the 
Department of Labor and Industn.' in 
Harrisburg. In June 2002, Lac and his family 
returned to Vietnam for the first time since 



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October 1980, when his family escaped 
from the countn.- on a 45-foot boat, which 
thev took across the Pacific Ocean. 

Dr. Tracy S. Shank '89 is assistant superin- 
tendent in the South Eastern School District 
in Fawn Grove. 


Richard L. Beard '90, M'92 and his wife, 
Lisa Henr>' Beard '93, welcomed daughter 
Emily Nicole into their family on June 2, 2002. 
Rick is director of the Arnold Sports Center 
and an assistant athletic director at L\'C. 

On November 1 7, 200 1 , Jill Morrett Boston '90 
and her husband, Steve, welcomed Kyra 
Ruth into the family. Jill enjoys being a stay- 
at-home mom for their first child. 

The Rev. Christopher A.K. Frye '90 and his 

wife, Heidi, welcomed son Gabriel .\nthony 
into their family on January 13, 2002. 
Gabriel hopes to be in L\'C's class of 202-t, 
while his sister, Isabelle, plans on being in 
LVC's 2021 graduating class. 

Laura Judd Gingrich '90 and her husband, 
Shawn M. Gingrich '90, '91, welcomed 
third child Christian Lhomas into theit family 
on June 1-1, 2002. 

On December 10, 2001, Laura Baird Henczel 
'90 and her husband, Henry, welcomed 
daughter Hannah .Ann into their family. 

Stefanie ^X'ilds-Keyte '90 and her husband, 
Steven, welcomed second daughter Olivia 
Grace into their family on October 29, 2001. 
Stefanie is the corporate human resource 
manager for AMETEK, Inc., in Paoli. She is 
also a lecturer at Gwynedd-Merc)' College in 
Ft. Washington. 

William J. Woodward '90 and his wife, 
Lesley Laudermilch Woodward '92. wel- 
comed second daughter Hannah .Marie into 
their family on April 10, 2002. Bill is the 
rollstock inventor\7scheduling clerk for 
Inland Paperboard and Packaging in 
Biglen'ille. Lesley is a vocal music teacher in 
the Gettysburg Area School District. 

Amy M. Castle '91 is a marketing consult- 
ant with Castle & Castle LLC. a real estate 
company in Frederick. .Md. 

Tammy Knerr Ficca '91 is an English 
teacher in the .\lanheim Township School 

Douglas M. Mancini '91 is the director ot 
customer care for webMethods. a leading 
provider of integration sofrvvare, and lives in 
Leiden, Netherlands. 

The wedding ceremony of Kristin S. 
McFerren '91 and Jack M. Hunter II took 
place on April 13, 2002. in the Presbyterian 
Church of W'avnesboro. Kristin is the office 
manager ot HJG Medical .Associates in 
Hopewell. N.J. 

On December 1^. 2001, Lynn A. Smith '91 

and .Adam Tsao were married. 

Janeen Swisher Stechman '91 is a middle 
school teacher in the Cocalico School 
District in Denver. 

On Februan.- 12. 2002. R. Douglas Brown 
'92 and his wife. Guinevere, welcomed into 
their family a son. Douglas. Doug Sr. is a 
systems integration specialist for Northrop 
Grumman in Baltimore. .Md. 

Larrj- W. Frj- '92 is a sixth-grade language 
arts and social studies teacher in Beliefonte 
■Area School District. Larr^- coaches football 
and wrestling while he completes his certifi- 
cation in principalship on his way to earning 
a doctoral degree in education administration. 

Jill Hamilton Lutz '92 is a first-grade 
teacher in the Cocalico School District. 

F,\LL 2002 19 

LVC Lays a Strong 
Foundation for a Career 
in Medicine 

bv Susan Muma 

Armed with a biochemistry degree from LVC, Dr. Sherry Scovell '90 spent the 
last decade building an impressive medical career Currently she is director of 
endovascular surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center — one of the 
three Boston hospitals affiliated with Harvard University She credits her under- 
graduate experiences, both academic and social, as an essential foundation 
for her career in medicine. 

Scovell decided to attend LVC for two main reasons, her father Dr. William 
M. Scovell, a cancer researcher and professor at Bowling Green State 
University graduated from Lebanon Valley in 1965; and she received a lead- 
ership scholarship to the College. As one of the few students from Ohio on 
campus at the time, Scovell arrived at LVC knowing no one. Today, she fondly 
recalls friendships and a number of role models among the academic staff. 
"Lebanon Valley was a fantastic place. The friendships on top of the academic 
experiences were wonderful. I really benefited from the individual attention 
from my professors." She credits professors Dale Erskine, Allan Wolfe, Richard 
Cornelius and Leon Markowicz for fostering her interest in medicine and 

Scovell graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 
served her surgical residency at the Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, 
and spent two years at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation to hone her skills 
in endovascular surgery during a vascular surgical fellowship. 

An exciting new advancement in vascular surgery endovascular surgery 
is performed through two tiny incisions in the groin under epidural anesthesia. 
Surgeons use X-rays to guide instruments to areas in need of repair. Recovery 
time for patients opting for endovascular surgery is all but eliminated. Traditional 
vascular surgery is performed under general anesthesia and recovery takes 
days, even weeks. Physicians at the Cleveland Clinic are training surgeons 
in endovascular techniques, and those surgeons, in turn, are creating endovas- 
cular programs around the country. 

As a second-year resident, Scovell was introduced to endovascular surgery 
and immediately knew it was a fit. "It is exciting to be part of a new specialty," 
she says. Dr Scovell has spent the last few months in Boston training residents 
and fellows, setting up the program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 
seeing patients, and performing rounds. 

Unfortunately all this work has left little time for Scovell to return to her 
Lebanon Valley roots. "I keep in touch with lots of my friends from LVC, but my 
work schedule has not permitted me to return to campus." Scovell remarks, 
"I'd love to get back for homecoming sometime." 

Susan Muma is a freelance writer in Gaitfiersburg, Md. 

On April 2, 2001, Susan Leonard McClain 
'92 and her husband, Thomas J. McClain 
'92, M'94, welcomed son Garrett James into 
their family. 

Lori A. Nyce '92 is a reference librarian at 
the East Shore Area Libran-, the main library 
of the Dauphin County Library System. 

The wedding ceremony of Molly J. 
Rasmussen '92 and Michael Bowden took 
place on November 17, 2001, in Dahlonega, 

Ga. Molly is a French teacher at Loganville 
Middle School in Georgia. 

Keith K. Schleicher '92 and his wife, 
Robbi, welcomed daughter Madeline Grace 
into their family on June 18, 2002. Keith is 
manager of operations analysis at Capital 
One in Glen Allen, Va. 

David M. Sullivan '92 is deputy director for 
the State of Delaware's Division of Revenue 
in Wilmington. 

Holly Hendrix Waddell '92 and her hus- 
band. Bill, welcomed son Jacob Aaron into 
their family on July 5, 2002. 

Todd D. Beasley '93 and his wife, Amy, 
welcomed first child Jack Randolph on 
March 8. 2002. 

Steven E. Carpenter '93 is a district sales 
manager with RadioShack in Erie. 

Justine Haxnilton-Ordona '93 and her hus- 
band, Rogelio, welcomed son Jananda into 
their family on February 1 1, 2002. From 
August 1999 thru September 2001, Justine 
was a member of the Peace Corps in the 

Lisa Barlet Lasky '93 is a teacher in the 
Lebanon School District. 

On April 14, 2002, Kenneth L. Lewis Jr. 

'93 and his wife, Kristina, welcomed son 
Kenneth Alexander into their family. 

Jennifer Y. Lowe '93 is vice president in the 
corporate lending group of Chevy Chase 
Bank in Baltimore, Md., notun elementary 
teacher as mistakenly stated in the last edi- 
tion of The Valle)'. 

Jeffrey L. Manning '93 is a sales and use tax 
consultant for Dryden Advisory Group LLC 
in King of Prussia. 

Tricia M. Mummert '93 is accounting 
manager tor Hospice of North Central 
Florida in Gainesville. 

Capt. Jennifer L Bower '94 is attending 
Ohio State LIniversity working toward a master's 
degree in cognitive sciences engineering in 
preparation for her appointment to West 
Point, where she will begin teaching in 2004. 

Mary Anne Yohe Hinkson '94 is a clinical 
research scientist for Bristol-Myers Squibb 
Medical Imaging, Inc., in Billerica, Mass. 

Mark A. Layser '94 is materials supervisor 
for RR Donnelley in Lancaster. 

Keith W. Murray M'94 is president and 
CEO of Help-U-Move Inc. in Jupiter, Fla. 

Jill Hulet Sottile '94 is automated services 
manager tor the Hershey Federal Credit 

On June 10, 2002, the wedding ceremony 
of Crystal B. Crownover '95 and Joseph 
M. Doyle took place at the Zachan>- Taylor 
Historic Site in Key West, Fla. Crystal is a 
treatment specialist II for the Dauphin County 
Prison in Harrisburg. 

Thomas C. Feltman '95 and Amy Marie 
Berrier were married on December 22, 2001. 
Tom is an elementary teacher in the Juniata 
County School District. 

20 The Valley 

Alumni Weeke'^r^ .^ .. . ._ ^^^^ 

June 13, 14 and 15, 2003 

Celebrate reunions apd a 

. ^ t\ of music 

The choir and band will be performing Celebrations, Op. 103 
Do you have a class reunion coming up? for chorus and wind Ensemble (1966), text from Walt Whitman, by 

Philadelphia-born composer Vincent Persictietti (1915-1987). Each 
group will also perform two or three additional pieces. 
Are there College friends you would like to see? a registration tee win be charged for the weekend to cover the costs of 

nusic. postage, etc. Members of concert choir and symphonic band will 
. , ,. ... . ...... be responsible for concert dress (white shirts or 

Were you involved in music during your time at the Valley? biouses/dark pants or skirt). Participants should 

plan to attend all rehearsals for their particular group. 
_,.. ...,.....■,. ... X X n i^he alumni office has records of those 

Did you sing in the choir, play in the band or attend a concert or two? .^^.^^i ^.^o were music majors and 

minois (education, recording tecimoiogy, perlormance, sacred), but our records on 
those who participated in performing groups and ensembles are not complete. Please 
call the Alumni Office at 1-800-ALUMLVC or 717-867-6320 or e-mail Deborah Wescott 
'95 ( to add your name to our music mailing list. You will receive 
information about the weekend beginning in January. IVIusic will be mailed to all 
participants six to eight weeks prior to the events. The complete schedule for Alumni 
Weekend can be found on the LVC web site at 

Mark your calendars now for LVC's Alumni Weekend 2003. 
We will celebrate reunions and the fine tradition of music at the College 

All music alumni (you do not have to be in a reunion class to attend) will be invited to rehearse and perform 
in one of three groups: concert choir, symphonic band or jazz band. 

Fall 2002 21 

class news & notes 

On May 1, 2002, Kent E. Heberlig '95 and 

his wife, Jasmine, welcomed first child Parker 
Ellsworth into their family. 

Lisa Hollowbush Litzenberger '95 is pursu- 
ing certification in elementary education at 
Alvernia College in Reading. 

Gregory P. Lieberman '95 is a branch 
manager for Citifinancial Services Inc. in 
Camp Hill. 

The wedding ceremony of Scott A. Mongo 

'95 and Diana Duda took place at St. Casimir's 
Church in Riverside, N.J., on May 19, 2001. 
Scott is a teacher for the Delran Board of 
Education in New Jersey. 

Andrew L. Sensenig '95 is a teacher at 
Garden Spot High School in New Holland. 

Angie L. Shuler '95 recently started Bead It 
Up, a beaded jewelry business, out of her 
home in Smoketown. 

Claudia Wehbe Spiers '95 is a recruiter for 
the United States Army in Metairie, La. 

Julia Alandar Albright '96 is a third-grade 
teacher in the Central Dauphin School 
District in Harrisburg. 

In May 2002, Melissa Howard Jimeno '96 

received a master's degree in business admin- 
istration from the University of Maryland- 
College Park. Melissa is a consultant with 
Mercer Human Resource Consulting in 

A.J.M. Johnston '96 received an associate's 
degree of applied science in band instrument 
repair from Western Iowa Tech Community 
College in Sioux City. He is a musical instru- 
ment repair technician at Menchey's Music 
Service in Hanover. 

In August 2001, Richard Juarbe '96 

received a master's degree in public adminis- 
tration from Shippensburg Universiry. 
Richard is master sergeant in charge of avia- 
tion operations at the Eastern Army Aviation 
Training Site, Fort Indiantown Gap. 

William E. Kesil '96 is clinical data coordi- 
nator for Hoffman-LaRoche Inc. in Nutley, 


Kimberly L. Kettering '96 is a public relations 
assistant for Luthercare in Lititz. 

Kelly Fisher McKinney '96 and her hus- 
band, Stephen, welcomed second child 
Rachel Kathryn into their family on 
February 28, 2002. Kelly is taking a break 
from her journalism career to care for Rachel 
and Rachel's brother, Sean. 

Lawrence W. Moore '96 teaches music theo- 
ry at Miami-Dade Community College while 
he works toward a master's degree in media 
writing and production at the University of 
Miami in Florida. 

Wally R. Popejoy '96, M'Ol and his wife, 
Audra Palopoli Popejoy '98, welcomed first 
child Hannah Elizabeth on April 24, 2002. 

Heather Williard Reed '96 is a marketing 
associate with Sysco Food Services of Central 
Pennsylvania in Harrisburg. 

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

On July 27, 2002, the wedding ceremony 
of Jeffrey L. Sanno '96 and Erin N. Schmid 

'98 took place in LVC's Miller Chapel. Jeff is 
a middle school math teacher and head base- 
ball coach at West Perry School District in 
Elliottsburg. Erin is an admission counselor 
at LVC. 

Jason J. Schibinger '96 is an attorney with 
the Buzgon Davis Law Offices in Lebanon. 

Anne V. Seals '96 is an outpatient therapist 
for Pennsylvania Counseling Services. Anne 
recently received her master's degree in social 
work from Temple University. 

Amy B. Shollenberger '96 is grant coordina- 
tor for Johnson State College in Vermont. 

The wedding ceremony of Dr. Trent S. 
Snider '96 and Katharine A. John took place 
at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lancaster on 
June 5, 2002. Trent is an assistant professor 
of chemistry at King's College in Wilkes- Barre. 

President of her own company, journeys 
Inc., Susan A. Spahr '96 is president ot the 
Lebanon Valley Sertoma Club, vice president 
of the Lebanon Rescue Mission Board and 
a consistory member at St. Mark's United 
Church of Christ in Lebanon. 

Kimberly Romania Tozzi '96 is a teacher 
at James 1. Gibson Elementary School in 
Henderson, Nev. 

On August 25, 200 1 , Jeremiah L. Wright 

'96 and Sara Wolfe were married at St. Paul's 
United Methodist Church in Pine Grove. 
Jeremiah is an at-risk coordinator for Philhaven 
Hospital in the York City School District. 

Danielle E. Zimmerman '96 is customer 
service manager for Farmers & Mechanics 
Bank in Columbia, Md. 

Robert A. Bednarczyk '97 travels between 
Rochester, N.Y., and Longmont, Colo., 
performing computerized system validation 
consulting for the pharmaceutical and 
biopharmaceutical industries through 
CimQuest, Inc. 

Joseph F. Bilder Jr. '97 is a controller for 
Eastern Alliance Insurance Group in 

Annette Sanders Campbell '97 is senior 
cost and budget accountant for Capital Blue 
Cross in Harrisburg. 

Heather Moran Campbell '97 welcomed 
first child Violet Mackenzie on July 7, 2001. 

Sharon M. Curtin '97 is a financial services 
representative for Farmers First Bank in 

Jennifer Calabrese Danko '97 is web site 
coordmator/administrator for Johns Hopkins 
University School of Medicine in Baltimore, 

The wedding ceremony of Yvonne A. D'Uva 
'97 and Josh E. Howard '97 took place in 
LVC's Miller Chapel on September 1, 2002. 
Yvonne received a master's degree from the 
University of California-San Francisco. She is 
a speech pathologist at Temple University 
and has a fellowship for a doctoral degree in 
communication disorders. Josh is a bank 
examiner with the Federal Deposit Insurance 
Commission in Blue Bell. 

On February 1, 2002, Holly Landis Ford 
'97 and Brock D. Ford '98 welcomed son 
Avery Lloyd into their family. Holly is a pro- 
curement analyst for Alcoa Inc. in Lancaster. 

Bradley S. Harris '97 is a senior EM techni- 
cian at Johns Hopkins University in 
Baltimore, Md. 

Scott E. Henck '97 is a senior actuary with 
Caliber One in Yardley. 

Nathan A. Hillegas '97 and his wife. Amy, 
welcomed daughter Grace into their family 
on April 19, 2002. Nathan is a sergeant in 
the U.S. Army stationed at Ft. Meade, Md. 

Fulton Bank of Lancaster promoted William 
T. Kepler M'97 to vice president of com- 
mercial development, relationship manager 
and team leader in the business financial 
services center. 

Jason B. Kopp '97 is a computer support 
analyst at York College of Pennsylvania. His 
wife, Jennifer Byers Kopp '97, is a legal sec- 
retary at Laucks & Laucks LLP in Red Lion. 

Sharon Possessky Krock '97 is senior staff 
scientist for Schnabel Engineering Associates, 
Inc., in West Chester. 

Shelly M. Levan '97 is a claims representa- 
tive for the Social Security Administration in 

22 The Valley 

Natalie Hope McDonald '97 is senior editor 
at £-(j<'ar magazine in Philadelphia. She also 
writes for eDesign. a New York Ciry-based 

Thomas C. McCarty M'97 is director ot 
sales and marketing tor Kunzler &: Co. Inc. 
in Lancaster. 

Tina Marie Teichman Shaup '97 is an 

intensive case manager for Schuylkill Count)' 
Mental Health/Mental Retardation in 

In July 2002, Corrina Doerge Smith '97 

and her husband, Thomas, moved to Berlin, 
German\', tor two \'ears where they will teach 
at the John F. Kennedy School. Corrina 
teaches elementary band and general music. 

Holly Stevens Waser '97 is senior technical 
specialist tor Bio XXTiittaker in Vi'alkersville, 

Staci Kowalczyk Wisniewski '97 is a fifth- 
orade teacher in the ,\nnville-Cleona School 

In June 2001. Melissa J. Adam '98 and 
Brian S. Crotty '00 w ere married in 
Reading. Melissa is a chorus teacher at Exeter 
Township junior High School in Reading 
and Brian is an assistant buyer tor Boscov's. 

1 he wedding ceremony ot Michael J. 
Barnes '98 and Karen DePaoli took place on 
April 20, 2002, at St. Paul's Episcopal 
Church in Wallingford, Conn. 

Keith K. Bender '98 is an intormation 
analyst tor Electronic Data Systems in Camp 

Danielle L. Boileau '98 is coordinator of 
student development tor Valencia Community 
College in Winter Park, Fla. 

On July 7, 2001, the wedding ceremony ot 
Brian D. Burke '98 and Lauren M. 
Corbett '99 took place at St. Andrew's 
Church in Westwood, N.J. Sarah 
Broadhurst Farrell '99 and Mary-Allyson 
Corbett '04 were bridesmaids. Brian is a his- 
tory teacher and tootball coach in the 
Ridgefield School District, and Lauren is an 
elementar)' science teacher in the New 
Milford School District. 

Robin L. Capriotti '98 is a promotional 
analyst for Giant Food Corporation in Carlisle. 

Melissa L. Redding '98 and Steven L. 
McElroy '98 were married recently in 
Willianisport, Md. Melissa is a family sup- 
port worker with the Washington Count)- 
Health Department and Steven is a business 
analyst at AB&C Group in Charlestown, WVa. 

r\her my first year at LVC, the same year my sister died. I found myself 
grappling with (the transition years ot college). Dante was right; the forest was dark and 
no path seemed to present itself as I had always imagined it would. Though I slowly 
realized I would not be magically removed from my surroundings. I began to hack my 
way out, LVC lent me a 10-foot sickle in the form of a semester in Perugia. Italy 

I landed in Rome not knowing a single person, and not speaking a sentence of 
Italian, I was the obvious non-Italian in a country where being part of the family means 
everything. Horror stories of tourists being conned and pick-pocketed by slick Italians 
swept through my thoughts. But I decided my only choice was to keep an open mind 
— and an extra eye on my money clip, 

I began to adjust very quickly to la dolce vita. As my language skills increased, 
so did the respect I received from the Italians, I remembered that stores close on 
Sundays — every Sunday — and that you don't mess with pasta, pizza or vino. And. 
beyond hours spent shopping and enjoying Italian cuisine. I began to develop a 
broader perspective of the world and my place in it. Friends from Germany France. 
Japan and Italy joined my circle, and each had stories and recommendations to share 
I spent many afternoons lounging in the piazza wondering about what a different 
person I was becoming 

Back in beautiful America less than a month, I had my answer Fresh, new rela- 
tionships grew all around me as I shared my stories and knowledge of Italy, Suddenly. 

I was an expert on 

A Road Unraveled 

by Ryan Derfler '03 

An excerpt from perhaps one of tfie most famous pieces of 
Italian literature. Dante's Inferno, reads: 

In the middle of our life's journey 

I found myself in a dark wood, 

Out of which the straight way was lost. 

Italian art, cuisine 
and geography. I 
ate lunch at pizza 
joints just to talk to 
the owners, I never 
felt better And, 
before I had time 
to unpack my suit- 
case, I decided that 
more LVC students 
needed to have 
this experience. 
Naturally as a philosophy mapr I began to ask why a majority of students 
were not signing up to go abroad Second, as a business major I started to develop 
a marketing plan. Very soon my quest to turn LVC global grew into a long-term, 
personal project 

As I take further steps toward my goals, new ideas and excitement follow. I 
constantly meet wonderful people and truly learn something new every day, I look 
forward to a time when I can enjoy listening to the memories of other students who 
went abroad because of my work. And more than anything, I see very clearly a 
path that I will be following for a long time So Dante. I offer you this addition to 
your passage: "When lost in the forest, take a chance on a new forest " 

Ryan Derfler '03 is a ptiilosophy and business major with a minor in art. He spent t^^e 
spring 2002 semester in Perugia. Italy. Derfler has written for La Vie Collegienne and 
IS a former varsity athlete who plans to study abroad again. If you want to share your 
thoughts with Derfler you can contact him at 

Derfler relaxing with some of his new Italian friends on a ' r- :-r ; -^ed bench 
in Capri. The young woman. Jenni Steinberg, was studying with him at Umbria 
Institute in Perugia. 

F,\LL 2002 23 

class news & notes 

Jimmy Ramirez '02 receives his degree during 
May graduation ceremonies. Ramirez is now 
working with the Energy Intelligence Group, 
Inc. with George King '68. King has provided 
interruhips and job opportunities for several 
LVC students and graduates. 

Tara K. Mehalick O'NeU '98 is a teacher 
for the Berks Count)' Intermediate Unit in 

Meyer Packaging of Palmyra promoted 
Alexander T. Meyer '98 to chief operating 

Melanie L. Osbom '98 is a computer 
programmer for NOVA Direct Marketing 
Services, Inc., in Lancaster. 

After graduating in May 2002 from Temple 
University School of Law, Beth A. Paul '98 
accepted a position as an associate in the 
business and finance department of Reed 
Smith LLP in Philadelphia. 

Melissa-Ann M. Pero '98 is an English 
teacher at Bermudian Springs High School 
in York Springs. 

Tracey A. Ross '98 received a masrer's degree 
in training and development from the 
Pennsylvania State LInivetsiry in 2001. She 
is a staff development instructor/surgical 
services for Lancaster General Hospital. 

Joshua M. Schucker '98 is an environmen- 
tal chemist at American Westech Inc. in 

Kiersten A. Shumate '98 is a thitd-grade 
teacher in the Gastonia County School 
District in North Carolina. 

Chemistry teacher Anthony J. Thoman '98 

achieved tenure at the Cumberland Valley 
School District in Mechanicsburg. 

Wendy A. Warner '98, an occupational ther- 
apist in Brick, N.J., received a master's degree 
from Thomas Jefferson University. 

The wedding ceremony of Amy M. 
Witmeyer '98 and Keith A. Stoltzfus took 
place on March 9, 2002, at Salem United 
Methodist Church in Manheim. Amy is a 
third-grade teacher at Lancaster Country 
Day School. 

Jamie L. Cascarino '99 is a third-grade 
teacher in the Warwick School District in 

Carrie A. Champ '99 is a school psycholo- 
gist in the Northern Lebanon School District 
in Fredericksburg. 

On September 23, 2001, Beth A. Curley 
'99 and G. Scott Myers '99 were married in 
the United Methodist Church of Gales Ferry. 
Beth is an internal marketing consultant at 
Lincoln Financial Distributors in 
Philadelphia. Scott is a staff accountant at 
Rosenbluth, Corsanico and Matz in 

On February 22, 2002, Jared P. Fleegal '99 

and his wife, Sarah, welcomed second son 
Logan Patrick into their family. 

Gregory A. Hamm '99 and Mary S. Buckley 
were married recently at Zion's Blue 
Mountain United Church of Christ in Upper 
Bern Township. 

On May 18, 2002, the wedding ceremony of 
Matthew J. Hans '99 and Lori B. Sweigert 

'00 took place in Baltimore, Md. Matt is 
attending culinary school and Lori is an 
accountant with Ernst & Young in 

Keri Lacy Harrison '99 is a Spanish teacher 
in the Southern Tioga School District in 

Alicia M. Harvath '99 is a fiscal accountant 
with the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost 
Containment Council in Harrisburg. 

Heather Bair KufFa '99 is a sixth-grade 
teacher in the Susquenita School District in 

On April 3, 2002, Jerome A. Lang '99 and 
his wife, Melanie Good Lang '99, welcomed 

first child Sarah Elizabeth into their family. 
Jerome is a web developer for Carnegie 
Mellon University in Pittsburgh. 

Tara L. Leo '99 and Caleb A. Auchey were 
married on May 26, 2002, at the Peace 
Church in Camp Hill. 

The wedding ceremony of J. Lee Madden 
Jr. '99 and Brandie L. May '01 took place 
on February 2, 2002, in LVC's Miller 
Chapel. LVC Chaplain D. Darrell Woomer 
officiated, and Matt Denbleyker '99 and 
Amy M. Patricelli '01 were attendants. 

The wedding ceremony of Megan J. Miller 
'99 and Christopher J. Pugh '99 took place 
on June 8, 2002, in LVC's Miller Chapel. 
Megan is a fifth-grade language arts teacher 
in the Pine Grove Area School District. 
Christopher is a student at Philadelphia 
College of Osteopathic Medicine. 

On June 15, 2002, Andrew J. Panko III '99 

and Eryn A. Smith were married in St. Ann's 
Byzantine Catholic Church in Harrisburg. 
Andy is a professional basketball player. 

Kristin L. Rager '99 is a school psychologist 
with the Shamokin Area School District in 
Coal Township. 

Lisa M. Speck '99 is an intensive mental 
health case manager with Keystone Human 
Services in Harrisburg. 

Michele L. Weber '99 and Scort Kerper 
were married on July 13, 2002. 

Mark W. Wells '99 is a family crisis therapist 
in the Division of Family Services for the 
State of Delaware in Newark. 

Eric B. White '99 is consumer communica- 
tions specialist/webmaster for Redner's 
Markets, Inc. in Reading. 

Michelle J. Zearing '99 attends Methodist 
Theological School in Ohio. 


Jessica L. Boyer '00 is a biology teacher in 
the Ephrata Area School Disttict. 

Lisa A. Cmkovich '00 is a fifth-grade 
teacher at Sacred Heart Elementary School in 

Aubrey L. Danilowicz '00 is a child devel- 
opment specialist at the Bradley Center in 

Laura A. DeGrafF'OO is a strategic planning 
manager for Strativa Marketing in Malvern. 

24 The Valley 

Ahcr completing her master's degree in music 
education from lemple University, Heather 
M. Gateau '00 began teaching middle school 
music in Frederick, Md. 

Amanda Seker Johns '00 is a benefits repre- 
sentative with Rite Aid Corporation in 

Mary A. Kunkle '00 is a data conversion 
programmer/analyst tor Datatel Inc. in 
Fairfax. Va. 

On July 20. 2002, the wedding ceremony of 
David A. Light '00 and Melissa A. 
Schneider '02 took place at Rocherry United 
Methodist Church in Lebanon. David is a 
technical specialist with the Lancaster-Lebanon 
Intermediate Unit 13 in East Petersburg. 
Melissa is a personnel officer for the county of 

Sherri L. Popejoy '00 is a program assistant 
tor Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit in 

Jason E. Potten '00 and Conni L. Augustine 
were married August 10, 2002, in Rochester, 

Meghan E. Ritzman '00 is a fifth-grade 
teacher in the Palmvra Area School District. 

Tara A. Ruhl '00 is a counn,' case manager 
with Lebanon County Mental Health/Mental 

Lindsay A. Shattuck '00 is a middle school 
band director and assistant high school march- 
ing band director in Manalapan, N.j. 

Suzanne M. Snare '00 is serving as an 
AmeriC'orps volunteer at Cedar Crest College 
in Allentown. 

Kelly L. Sonon '00 is catering sales manager 
tor the Wvndhani Philadelphia at Franklin 

Angela J. Van Steenvoort '00 is a high school 
Spanish teacher in Iowa's Urbandale 
Community' School District. 

Kelly R. Cooney '01 is a staff accountant 
with Boyer & Ritter CPA in Camp Hill. 

Parrish J. Fessler '01 is an associate software 
developer at Datatel Inc. in Fairtax, Va. 

On May 18, 2002, the wedding ceremony ot 
Kathleen E. Geho '01 and Jason K. Hocker 

'01 took place in LVC^'s Miller C^hapel. 
Kathleen is employed by Smithers and 
Southerly, and Ja.son is employed by Datatel 
Inc., both in Fairtax, Va. 

The wedding ceremony ot Michelle A. 
Hartman '01 and Kerry J. Bolton took place 
on June 1, 2002, at St. Richard's Catholic 
Church in Mount Joy. 

Dorene J. Heckman '01 is a music teacher in 
New Jersey's Hillsborough Township School 

Sean S. Houseknecht '01 is a science teacher 
in the Elizabethtown Area School District. 

Kimberly D. McKinnon M'Ol and Corey A. 
C^authen were married recently at Shiloh 
(Church ot God in Christ in Harrisburg. 
Kimberly is a research associate with the 
Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency in 

Jennifer L. Scheldt '01 is a research assistant 
tor the section of Medical Genetics at the 
Veterinary Hospital of the University ot 

Stacey A. Stinson '01 is an administrative 
assistant at the Genetics & IVF Institute in 
Fairtax, Va. 

Becky S. Tice '01 is a learning support 
teacher for the Schuylkill County 
Intermediate Unit 29. 

Joachim R. Townsend M'Ol is contracts pol- 
icy manager for National Industries tor the 
Severely Handicapped (NISH) in Vienna, Va. 

On June 15. 2002, the wedding ceremony of 
Todd W. Travitz '01 and Kristi L. Bradley 
took place at East Fairview Church ot the 
Brethren in Manheim. Todd is a high school 
special education teacher in the Oxford 
School District. 

The Greater Harrisburg Foundation awarded 
Natalya Antelava '02 a grant tor a rv\o-week 
graduate-credit course. Women in Development, 
in Tanzania. 

Charlton T. Albright '02 is a civilian budget 
analyst with the U.S. Na\T as part ot a two- 
year promotion and training program. 

Cricket Manley Gates '02 is a staff account- 
ant tor Trout, Ebersole & Groft in Lancaster. 

Dnyanoba "Ken" Kendre M'02 is president 
and CEO ot Fortune 500 Systems Ltd., a 
leading information technolog\' solutions 
companv in Harrisburg. 

Jane E. Smyser '02 is a high school English 
teacher in the Red Lion Area School District. 

Natalie A. Taylor '02 is a recruiting specialist 
tor I'hrivent Financial Services tor Lutherans 
in 'Wyomissing. 

Stacy Reinhart Young '02 is a staff account- 
ant for Carol A. Schreckengaust, CPA, in 

In Memoriam 

Helen Longenccker Tilton '26 died on 
September 1, 2001, at the age of 98. 

Eflfie LeVan Kostenbauder '31 died June 28, 

2001, at the age of 'M. 

Mr. Richard E. Funk '33 died April 29, 

2002, at 93 years of age. 

The Rev. Stuart W. Werner '33 died April 8, 
2002, at 42 years of age. 

Helen Lane Karcher '34 died May 11 , 2001 , 
at the age of 88. 

Ruth Anna Mark Klitch '34 died March 27, 
2002, in Brigantine, .\ld.. at 89 years of age. 

The Rev. C. Willard Fener '35 died July 2, 
2002, in Naples, Fla., at the age of 88. Before 
retiring, he served as senior pastor at the First 
United Methodist Church in Dayton, Ohio. 

Philip Underwood Jr. '35 died May 28, 
2002, in Hershey at the age of 88. Philip was 
an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II 
and received the American Defense Service 
Medal; the European, African and Middle 
Eastern Service Medals with one Silver Service 
Star and one Bronze Star; and the Presidential 
Unit Citation. He was a retired field represen- 
tative tor the Social Security Administration. 

Col. Earl B. Fauber '36 died April 21, 2002. 
in Summit, N.j., at 86 years of age. He was a 
lieutenant colonel in the Army during World 
War II and a retired engineer with the L'.S. 
Army Corps of Engineers. 

Retired English teacher Evelyn C. Frick '36 

died April 12, 2002. 

Sara Light Aungst '37 died April 6, 2002. in 
lopton at 86 years ot age. Before retiring in 
1977, she was the director of vocal music at 

Allen High School in .Allentown. 

Retired schoolteacher Jean Ellen McKeag '38 

died January 18, 2002. in Falls Church. \a.. 
at the .ige ot 86. 

Helen A. Netherwood '38 died .March 16. 
2002, in Lansdowne at the age ot 84. 

Retired music teacher Cecil C. Oyler '38 died 
April 2^, 2002, in Philadelphia at 88 years of 
.ige. Cecil taught instrumental music tor 35 
years and was a L'.S. Armv \eteran ot World 
War II. 

Louise Stoner Shaffer '38 died January' 30, 
2002, in Stuart. Fla.. at the age ot 86. She was 
the wife of Dr. C. Boyd Shaffer '38. 

Dr. M. Dale "Vocum '40 died .\pril 19, 2002, 
in Hershey at the age of 84. He practiced 
medicine in Lebanon for 44 years. 

F.\LL 200: 25 

FlWjering CBeffy Wees^^ 

by Dr. Susan Verhoek 

A hundred and more years ago, plant hunters from Europe and America traveled 
over chilly, narrow, muddy trails in Japan, Korea and China, searching for attractive 
trees and shrubs to decorate our temperate-zone gardens. Imagine the excitement 
of the explorers who, on a cool spring day, saw the first delicate cherry blossoms 
on a wintery hillside. tWIodern botanists are hunting there even now. Because of 
their discoveries, spring flowering cherry trees from eastern Asia are available for 
planting on the Lebanon Valley College campus. 

The College's landscape architects, Derek & Edson Associates, have featured 
about 170 Oriental flowering cherry trees on the north parking lots near the 
Heilman Center, at the Fasick Bridge and along the new boulevard on Sheridan 
Avenue in front of Miller Chapel. LVC grows seven species with 1 1 varieties in 
addition to the specimen trees already here. 

Many of the species were brought to this country between 1860 and 1920 from 
the wilds and gardens of Japan and China. Since that time, unique mutants and 
hybrids have been selected that give the flowering cherries a wide span of decora- 
tive characteristics. 

Some of the cherries "weep" with drooping branches, like Prunus subhirtella 
'Pendula,' the weeping rosebud cherry planted near Garber in memory of one 
of the science secretaries, Sally Rivera. Others like Prunus sargentii 'Spire,' stand 
erect in the center of Sheridan Avenue, raising their buds out of the way of the 
trucks and tour busses that pass along the roadway Specimens of Prunus sargen- 
tii 'Columnaris.' introduced to nurseries in 1890, stand tall in the Heilman parking 
areas. The bark of these is polished chestnut brown. Also on the north part of 
campus is the 'O/came' cherry, a hybrid with rosy pink blooms in early spring. 

Along the verges of Sheridan Avenue on the main campus six varieties are 
planted. Eleven of the big trees are Kwanzan Japanese flowering cherries. These 
are favorite ornamentals because they bloom with large, deep pink, double flowers 
and make quite a show. 

Twenty-seven of the other trees are three varieties of Yoshino cherry, Prunus 
X yedoensis. This hybrid with pale pink or white double flowers was introduced in 
1902 from Japan. Many of the Washington, D.C., Oriental cherries planted in 1912 
are of this variety The cherry you will probably notice first on campus, however, is 
the Higan autumn flowering cherry, P. subtiirtella 'Autumnalis.' Th\s tree produces 
some blooms in the fall, enlivens a warm spell in winter with small pink or white 
flowers, and then puts on its biggest flower show in early spring. The branches of 
this variety are delicate and, although they are cold and heat tolerant, tend to split 
in wind and ice. 

These Japanese landscape trees are especially chosen for their flowering 
beauty rather than for their fruit. The fruits, where the trees are not sterile, are 
small, blackish and astringent. These are not the red cherries associated with 
George Washington. Our sweet and sour eating cherries are in a different group 
whose native area is Europe and the Caucasus. So our campus flowering Oriental 
cherries are "chust for pretty" - and they will be pretty to watch for next spring. 

Dr Susan Verhoel< is a professor of biology at Lebanon Valley College. - 

Eleanor G. King '41 died May 6, 2002, 
eight days shy of her 96th birthday. She was 
a former teacher, librarian and archivist at the 
Milton Hershey School in Hershey. 

George V. Kenney '42 died March 29, 

June Hollinger Meek '42 died February 1 1 , 
2002, at the age of 81. She was a former 
teacher in the Mechanicsburg Area School 
Distfict, a piano and voice teacher, and a 
soprano vocalist. 

Martha Crone Eppley '43 died August 2, 
2002, at 80 years of age. Martha was the 
daughter of Augustus Crone, class of 1904, 
mother of Roberta Eppley Biesecker '75, 
and the grandmother of Alicia L. Biesecker 

William E. GoUam Sr. '43 died April 13, 
2002, in Brighton, Colo., at 81 years of age. 
A retired newspaper reporter, he was a veteran 
of World War II, having served as a pharma- 
cist's mate in the NavT. 

Dr. Warren B. Sillman '43 died May 5, 
2002, in Hartford, Conn., at the age of 79. 
Practicing medicine from his home office 
since 1949, he would make house calls and 
see patients at all hours. Warren also served 
as a state medical examiner for over 40 years 
and served as a captain with the Army Air 
Force during World War II. 

The Rev. Eugene Boyer Wenger '45 of 

Riverside, Calif, died April 22, 2002, at 81 
years of age. 

Clayton E. Hollinger '47 of University 
Park, Fla.. died April 7, 2002. 

Retited music teacher Thomas J. Schaak '48 

died April 6, 2002, in Hershey at the age of 
78. At one time, he taught in both the 
Lebanon and Palmyra Area school districts 
and gave private piano lessons. 

Organist Marion Hackman Bair '49 died 
May 15, 2002, in Carlisle at the age of 86. 
She was a retired teacher having taught 
at Lower Paxton Elementary School and 
Harrisburg Academy. 

Henry C. Deens '50 died May 2, 2002, in 
Hanover at the age of 75. He was an Army 
veteran who served in the European, African 
and Middle Eastern campaigns of World War 
II. A retired engineer, Henry worked in the 
field of semi-conductot engineeting and 

Former LVC directot of publications and 
alumni secretary (1950-55) James W. 
Parsons Sr. '50 died May 28, 2002, in 
Cornwall at 82 years of age. He was an Army 
Air Corps veteran, having served in North 
Africa and Italy during World War II. An 

26 The Valley 

avid traveler, James visited all 50 states, 17 
foreign countries and all provinces of Canada 
during his lifetime. He was the husband of 
Mary Jane Kern Smith Parsons '55. 

George A. DeLong '51 died on March 22, 
2002, in Lancaster at the age ot 79. He was 
the husband ot Jeanne Stine DeLong '51. 

An industrial specialist, he was retired from 
the U.S. Department ot Defense. George was 
a Na\T veteran of World War II stationed 
aboard the battleship USS Oklahomu on 
December 7, 1941, when it was attacked at 
Pearl Harbor. He also ser\'ed on the USS 
Helena during the battle of Guadalcanal, the 
USS Crater, and the USS Dixie at the Bikini 
Atoll atom bomb test. 

New Cumberland resident Gerald G. Shupp '51 

died on May 26, 2002, at 74 years ot age. 
He was a retired vice president of Miller's 
Mutual Insurance Company of Harrisburg 
and an Army veteran of World War U. 

Henry L. Hoffman '52 died February 4, 
2002, in York at 71 years ot age. He was 
president ot J.C. Hoffman, Inc., building 
contractors, and a senior master sergeant and 
trumpeter in the 533rd Air National Guard 
Band. He was the husband ot Florence 
Sauder Hoffiman '53, and the tather of 
Deborah Hoffman Risser '76. 

Vincent P. Lupo '54 died February 21, 
2002, on his 70th birthday 

The Rev. Harry L. Nye '57 died March 9, 
2002, in Hanover at the age of 73. He was 
the assistant pastor of Har\'est Time Temple 
in Hanover and a Marine Corps veteran ot 
the Korean War. 

Martha Evans Wargo '62 died February 20, 

Diana Nelson Laul '65 died April 25, 2002, 
m Lebanon Township, N.J., at 58 years 
of age. A retired first-grade teacher, Diana 
taught at the Valley View School for the 
Lebanon Township Board of Education for 
20 years and at Scotch Plains Elementary 
School in New Jersey tor five years. 

The Rev. Maria Lynn Fenty '90 died 
February 12, 2002, at the age of 33. She was 
the clinical director at Car\'er Community 
Counseling Services in Schenectady, N.Y. An 
ordained deacon in the Episcopal Church of 
the Diocese of Albany, Maria embarked on 
two missionary journeys to the Sudan, once 
in 2001 and again in January of 2002. 

Editor's Note: Dr. Elizabeth May "Betty" 

Geffen, professor emerita of history, died 
peacefully in her sleep on September 8 at age 
89. GefFen was an integral part of the campus 
for nearly 45 years and will be ftjrther remem- 
bered in the spring issue of The Valley. 



M* A>l 


or more than 100 years, Lebanon Valley College has prepared some of the Hnest 
teachers in the country. In fact, several graduates have been named "Teacher of the 
Year" by their states and local school districts. Others have distinguished themselves as 
principals, superintendents and professors at colleges and imiversities across the country, 
and as leaders in all areas of the educational arena. Not content to rest on their laurels, 
LVC's Education Department feculty have oudined an ambitious ^enda to strengthen 
the teacher education program that prepares students for the responsibiUties, challenges 
and rewards of teaching. 

The Role of the Great Expectations Campaign 

The Education Department feculty, with impetus from the Great Expectations campaign, has 
identified three areas that will take this outstanding program to the next level. 

• Facilities and Equipment: Beginning with a handful of students in its early years, the 
Education Department has grown to over 300 students enrolled in cerdficate programs in ele- 
mentary, secondary and special education. There is a need for the department to have its own 
space to handle increased demand and to model what students can expect to experience in their 
future school environments. 

• Endowment: Gifts to the Education Department endowment provide permanent and stable 
fiinding for the Valley's education program. These gifts will enable endowed scholarship funds, 
resources to &miliarize students with the most current materials, current technology for int^ra- 
tion in all aspects of classroom instruction, and an educational lecture series to bring members 
of the educational community to campus. 

• Program Initiatives: To remain at the forefront of teacher education, two new inidatives have 
been proposed. An Alternative Life Experience Program would provide a certificadon program 
for individuals wishing to enter the teaching profession from other career paths. In addidon, an 
enhanced Learning Assessment Program would give student teachers more knowledge to identi- 
fy and teach students with learning disorders. 

GREAT EXPECTATIONS as of October 31. 2002 

Gifts to Date 

Capital Construction 


Current Operations 

*Total Campaign Contributions 

'including gifts to all purposes 



$ 7,813,185 


Campaign Goal 




F.UL 200: 27 


Enrollment Growth Continues 

This fall, Lebanon Valley College welcomed 
more students than ever before. There are 
approximately 1.540 tull-time students regis- 
tered, 17 more than last year, and 44 percent 
more than were registered 10 years ago. 
"Continuing the momentum built over the 
last decade, the College is pleased to announce 
another record year for enrollment," said 
William Brown '79, dean of admission and 
tmancial aid. 

Seven of the new first-year students 
received the President's Award, a full-tuition, 
merit-based scholarship worth $20,600, said 
Brown. One hundred ninety-eight students 
who were in the top 10 percent of their high 
school class have been awarded one-half 
tuition Vickroy Scholarships. Eighry-three 
first-year students who gtaduated in the top 
20 percent of their high school class were 
awarded one-third tuition Leadership Awards 
and 52 students who graduated in the top 30 
percent were awarded one-quarter tuition 
Achievement Awards. There are seven high 
school valedictorians and eight salutatorians in 
the incoming class. 

Over 80 percent of 2001-2002 students 
have been awarded one of these scholarships. 
The 425 first-year students come from 15 
states and two countries. 

Eighty-five percent of 2001-2002 fitst- 
year students are enrolling again this year and 
37 transfers are coming to LVC. The College 
also has 389 students registered part time. 
There are 105 students in the Master of 
Business Administration Program and 36 in 
the Master of Science Education Program. 

In addition, 77 students have enrolled in 
the Doaor of Physical TTierapy Program and 35 
were registered for the new summer-only 
Master of Music Education Program. 

LVC Ranked Among 
Top Schools Again 

Lebanon Valley College has been named one 
of the nation's "Great Schools at Gteat Prices" 
by U.S.News & World Report in its annual 
America's Best Colleges issue. Online ratings are 
available at The College 

was also ranked in the top tier of colleges and 
universities in the category of "Best Universities 
Master's " in the North. This is the second year 
that Lebanon Valley College has competed — 
and excelled — in the master's classification. 

"1 am extremely pleased that the Valley has 
been recognized once again for its academic 
excellence, and has been named as a best 
value' as well," said President G. David 
Pollick. "Out ot the 1 ,400 colleges and 
universities surveyed by U.S.News & World 
Report, only 1 90 schools in the country were 
recognized as Great Schools at Great Prices, 
and many of those that head the list are 
much larger institutions with huge endow- 
ments to help fund their students' educations 
— including Princeton, Harvard, Stanford 
and Yale," Dr. Pollick pointed out. "Lebanon 
Villey continues to offer a high quality educa- 
tion at a price that makes it accessible to many 

The College ranked 28th in the top tiet of 
institutions in their category. That group was 
headed by Villanova and included schools that 
oftet mastet's degrees, but few if any doctor- 
ates. Lebanon Valley was in the top 10 in its 
grouping for "Average Graduation Rate," 1 2th 
for "Freshman in the Top 25% of High 
School Class" and among the top 20 for 
"Average Freshman Retention Rate," a meas- 
ure of how many first-yeat students come 
back for their second year. 

Opening Breakfast Forges 
Ties to Local Community 

Lebanon Valley College continued its tradition 
of celebrating the new academic year with an 
opening breakfast, which brings togethet the 
College family and highlights the strong 

LVC President G. David Pollick (center) chats 
with students (I. to r.) Tara Krammes 01, Jennifer 
Wetzel 02, Eric Connelly '01, Kim Umbenhauer 
01 and Shawn Berwager '01. 

connections the College has to the latger 
Annville community. At the breakfast. 
President G. David Pollick made three 
separate financial contributions to Annville 
Township and the Annville-Cleona School 
District totaling $70,150. He also highlighted 
the College's accomplishments in the last year 
and challenged the College community to 
spend the next year exploring ways to help 
develop students who will be morally prepared 
to shape a better world, and not merely more 
effective 'users' of the world they inherit. 

The majority of the funds fot Annville 
Township, $50,000, went to The Greater 
Annville Committee for the College's second 
installment toward the Annville Streetscape 
Project in the vicinity of routes 422 and 934. 
The College has pledged a total of $250,000 
toward the project, which is now being con- 
structed after more than a decade ot planning. 
It is designed to encourage the preservation of 
Annville's architecture, enhance the township's 
economic development, and improve traffic 
flow and pedestrian safoty. Keith Kreamer 
'68, Annville Township secretary, was at the 
breakfast to receive that check and also another 
contribution from LVC for $8,150, that went 
to the Annville Board of Commissioners to 
use at their disctenon for township operations. 
Dr. Marsha Zehner '73, superintendent of 
the Annville-Cleona School District, was given 
a check for $12,000 to benefit local school 
children. For more information on the break- 
fast including excerpts from Dr. Pollick's 
speech, visit 

28 The Valley 

LVC Dedicates Three Facilities 

Peace Garden: l.\'C President Et/wntm 
John A. Synodinos H'96 and his wife. 
Glenda, were recognized on October 1 8 
when the College's Peace Garden was dedi- 
cated in their honor. The Peace Garden 
was one of the last major design projects 
Dr. Synodinos worked on as LVC president. 
He retired in 1996 after serving eight years, 
but continues to serve the College both as 
a trustee and as an adviser to Dr. G. David 
PoUick, the current president. 

In the last five years of the Svnodinos 
presidency, full-time undergraduate enroll- 
ment increased 43 percent and Lebanon 
Valley became recognized as a national 
trendsetter in merit-based scholarships. 
"John knew the hard work of students should 
be rewarded, " said trustee Dr. Thomas C. 
Reinhart '58, H'85 \\ hen Synodinos 
announced his retirement. At the time, most 
colleges and universities awarded only need- 
based scholarships. Lebanon Valley College 
pioneered the return to achievement-based 

Glenda Synodinos taught fifth grade at 
Lancaster Country Day School for 1 2 years 
and then in 1984 became a business partner 
with her husband for lour years in John A. 
S\Tiodinos and Associates, ^lien Dr. S\Tiodinos 
served as president of LVC from 1988 to 
1996, Glenda continued to work with him 
tor the College in a varier\- of roles. For 
more information on the Synodinos family 
and their long-time support for LVC, visit 

Dellinger Hall: I'he Dellinger family was 
honored October 1 9 when the College's 
newest residence was named Dellinger Hall 
in memor\- of Dr. Woodrow Dellinger '33 
and Curvin Dellinger '38, brothers and 
both longtmie trustees and supporters ot 
LVC. Among the family members on hand 
to cut the ribbon to the three-ston.- building 
were Dr. Dellinger's widow, Ella, and her 
son, Woodrow S. "Skip" Dellinger Jr. '62, 
a distinguished graduate ot LVC, and 
Curvin's widow, Mary, as well as her chil- 
dren, among them Wesley T. Dellinger, '75, 
a current LVC trustee. At least 1 1 members 
of the extended Dellinger family are LVC 

Seventy-two students moved into the 
newly completed Dellinger Hall at the begin- 
ning of the tall semester. Their residence is 
part of a residential quad comprised of 
Marquette Hall, completed in 1999, and a 

new student social center. The three build- 
ings surround a public plaza that incorporates 
gardens, a fountain and places for students to 
socialize. Dellinger Hall has eight suites, each 
with four single bedrooms surrounding a 
shared living area and bathroom. There are 
kitchens on each floor, and snacks are available 
in the nearby student social center, which 
was designed with student input. It includes 
an mdoor/outdoor cafe, study areas, a game 
room and an apanment for a resident director. 
For more information on the Dellinger family 
and their long-time involvement with L\'C, 
Pictures ot Dellinger Hall can be viewed at 

Herbert Field: The Lebanon Valley College 
soccer field was recognized rwice in June: at 
its formal dedication as Herbert Field on 
Alumni Weekend and when it was featured 
as the June cover of Sportsturf magazine. 
Dr. Rex Herbert '72, a Harrisburg orthope- 
dic surgeon and part owner of the Harrisburg 
Heat professional soccer team, made a gener- 
ous gift toward the field in honor of his 
late parents. 

Herbert Field was voted a Field of 
Excellence in 1999 and last year earned 
the Sports Turf Managers Association 2001 
Soccer Field of the Year Award in the 
College/Universiry Division (all NCAA 
Divisions). In the spring of 2000, the U.S. 
L'nder-23 Mens Olympic Soccer Team 
practiced on Herbert Field. Later that year, 
the LI.S. "VCbmen's National Soccer Team 
tuned up their skills at the premier tacilin.- 
as they prepared tor the inaugural women's 
Gold Cup Tournament, which was held at 
Hersheypark Stadium. 

Advancement Office 
Wins CASE Award 

Ihc College won a Seal ot Excellence .'\ward 
from the Council for Advancement and 
Support of Education (CASE) in recognition 
ot the College's work on the Great Expectations 
campaign, the S50 million fund-raising effort 
launched in May. The award was given in 
recognition of the Case Statement Review 
Sessions program developed by the Colleges 
Advancement Office. 

The case statement review sessions 
enabled volunteers, including trustees and 
friends ot the College, to work together to 
provide non-staff viewpoints as to the best 
manner to convey the objectives of the 

Great Expectations campaign. During these 
sessions, numerous members of the College 
community' gathered for discussions and to 
make recommendations concerning printed 
campaign materials. The exceptional work of 
these volunteers resulted in the extraordinary' 
printed case statement brochure that was 
completed and published earlier this year. 
The Seal of Excellence Award is an interna- 
tional award that is open to the more than 
3,000 educational institutions in the United 
States and abroad that are CASE members. 
Only five other schools, including the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology' and 
Notre Dame, won awards in this category'. 
For more information, visit 

Film and Symposium on 
Middle East Begin Year 

In conjunction with the 30th anniversari' of 
the hostage crisis at the 1972 Munich 
Olympics and in keeping with current ten- 
sions in the Middle East and terrorism 
abroad, the Lebanon X'allev College Student 
Programming Board and the Allen Theatre 
in Annville opened the fall semester with 
the film Otie Day in September. The film 
chronicles the Palestinian terrorist arrack at 
the Summer Olympics 30 years ago. .\fter 
the screening, a symposium featured a I9~2 
Olympic athlete who trained with one ot the 
Israeli athletes who was killed in Munich, as 
well as a rabbi and an Islamic spokesperson. 

LVC Debuts Online 
Events Calendar 

1 he new, improved online calendar now 
includes all culrural, social, academic and 
athletic events held at the College. This is a 
full events calendar and the first source for 
anyone interested in attending a campus 
event or activity'. Alumni and friends can 
see what is happening on campus by clicking 
on the calendar link on the L\'C home 
page. Or \'ou can bookmark the calendar at 

Middle States Commission 
Reaffirms LVC s Accreditation 

In luK", the .Middle States Commission on 
Higher Educarion formally notified the L\'C 
communit)' that the Commission had "acted 
to reaftlrm the accreditation of Lebanon 
Valley College and to commend the institu- 
tion for progress to date." This accreditation 
is unconditional and good for 10 years. LVC 
will undertake the next self-studv evaluation 

F.^LL 2002 29 


in 201 1-12 with an interim periodic review 
report due in June 2007. 

"The tact that the College's accreditation 
was reafFirmed unconditionally by the 
Commission strongly reflects the efforts of 
everyone on campus who worked through 
this critical selt-evaluation," noted LVC 
President G. David Pollick. "The collabora- 
tive nature of our faculty and administrative 
team did not go unnoticed by the visiting 
Middle States team." 

Sneak a Peak at Campus 

Now you can get a bird's-eye view of what 
is new on campus without ever leaving your 
computer. Check out the College's new 
NetCam at any time, 
day or night. 

"Guests to our web site can view the 
construction without getting dirty, and with 
real-time video, you never miss a second," 
said David Shapiro '99 of LVC s informa- 
tion technology services, who helped plan 
and set up the camera. "The NetCam gives 
us a chance to share the growth of the 
College with anyone, anj'where," Shapiro 


LVC Trustee Morton Spector H'02 was 

awarded an honorary doctorate at the 
College's Commencement. Dr. Spector, 
known for his titeless volunteer efforts, has 
been a LVC trustee since 1983 and is currently 
a trustee emeritus. He has served as a board 
member of over 20 charities in the past 50 
years. Spector has ser\'ed in leadership posi- 
tions in organizations for the arts, youth, 
seniors, health care, urban issues, the needy, 
education and the Jewish community. He is 
also the treasurer and chair of the board of 
his family's business. Design House Kitchens 
and Appliances, LLC, Harrisburg. Over the 
years, Spector has been recognized by many 
groups for his volunteer work. His son, 
Harry, graduated in 1 979 from the Valley. 

Marie Bongiovanni, associate professor and 
chair of the English Department, was given 
the Thomas Rhys Vickroy Award for 
Distinguished Teaching at Commencement. 
The prestigious honor is bestowed annually 
to a full-time faculty member. Bongiovanni, 
who joined the College in 1990, teaches 
courses in travel writing, environmental liter- 

Alyce and Dr. Morton Spector H'02 enjoy a 
moment at the Kreiderheim reception that 
was held in their honor following graduation 

atute and communications. She is experi- 
enced in journalism, public relations and 
freelance writing. Bongiovanni has published 
a book and numerous articles and essays in 
national magazines. She holds a bachelor's 
degree in journalism/advertising from Temple 
LIniversity, a master's degree in liberal arts 
from the University ot Pennsylvania and a 
masters degree in business administration 
from Drexel University. 

Gene Veno, adjunct instructor in business 
and economics, won the Nevelyn J. Knisley 
Award for Inspirational Teaching. The award, 
presented at Commencement, is presented 
annually to an adjunct or part-time faculty 
member. Veno has taught at the College 
for five years. He has extensive experience 
in both public and private sector health 
care administration. Veno teaches courses 
in business and marketing. He holds a 
master's degree in public administration 
from Marywood University, Scranton. 

Meredith Ann McGinley '02, a summa 
cum //^/(fl'c graduate in psychology, received 
the Howard Anthony Neidig Award during 
Commencement. The award is the highest 
honor bestowed on a member of the senior 
class. Professor Emeritus H. Anthony 
Neidig '43 established the award in 1994 to 
recognize a senior from the College who dis- 
plays academic achievement, makes a signifi- 

cant contribution to the College and shows a 
concern for others. McGinley, a resident 
of Mahanoy Plane, is a member of the Phi 
Alpha Epsilon honor society, and was co- 
president of the College chapter of Psi Chi, 
the local branch of the national honor society 
in psychology. She was an active participant 
in the Cognitive Studies Laboratory, and 
she presented her work with other students at 
the 2001 meeting of the Eastern Psychological 
Association. McGinley also earned the Jean 
O. Love Award for Outstanding Achievement 
in Psychology, the Psychology Department's 
Leadership Award, and is listed in Who's 
Who Among Students in American Colleges 
and Universities. 

Dr. John Synodinos H'96, president emeri- 
tus of LVC, received a Distinguished Citizen 
Award in May from the Boy Scouts of 
America, Pennsylvania Dutch Council. The 
award was presented in Lancaster in recogni- 
tion oi Synodmos' role in civic and charitable 
organizations in Lebanon and Lancaster 
Counties. Dick Vermeil, twice named the 
National Football League's Coach of the Year, 
was the guest speaker at the event. In a 
newspaper interview with the Lancaster 
Intelligencer Journal, Synodinos said he was 
surprised by the honor. "My den mother 
wouldn't believe this," he quipped. Although 
Synodinos said he never made it past the 
Cub Scouts, he has been a very active volun- 
teer for many groups that support education, 
the arts, museums and historic organizations, 
business, politics and social causes. "I've gotten j 
a lot of personal satisfaction working with a 
lot of wonderful people for a lot of wonderful 
causes, " he said. 


Anne M. Berry, vice president for advance- 
ment, was selected this past summer to 
ser\'e a three-year term on the Commission 
on Philanthropy for the Council for 
Advancement and Support of Education 
(CASE), an organization for 38,000 advance- 
ment professionals worldwide. She was one 
of 24 professionals chosen from a pool of 
more than 200 to serve on one of CASE's 
three professional commissions. 

CASE works to foster education world- 
wide by aiding those who work in alumni 
relations, communications and development. 
Its Commission on Philanthropy ditects 
research to evaluate both the professional 
practices and ser\'ices in development. The 

30 The Valley 

commission ensures that those practices reflect 
the highest professional standards. 

Berry will serve with other advancement 
professionals chosen from colleges and 
universities in the U.S., Canada and England. 
case's membership includes more than 
3,000 colleges, universities, and independent 
elementary and secondary schools in the 
United States, Canada, Mexico and 42 other 
countries. It is the largest nonprofit education 
association in terms of institutional member- 

Dr. D. Clark Carmean H'85, dean emeritus 
ot admission, celebrated his 98th birthday 
May 22 with staff, faculty and alumni at Hill 
Farm Estate, the Annville retirement home 
where he lives. He and his friends enjoyed 
cake and ice cream. His long association with 
the College began in 1933 when he became 
an instructor of music education and string 
instruments. He went on to serve as dean of men 
from 1935 to 1940 and as director of admis- 
sion from 1949 to 1973. 

Sherri Pursel '04 of Dillsburg was selected by 
the trusteeship committee of the LVC Board 
of Trustees to be the new student trustee. The 
other tA\o top candidates for the position were 
Cassandra Hoadley '04 of Hop Bottom and 
Amy E. Smith '04 of Shamokin. Chair ot 
the Board Dr. Ross W. Fasick '55 named both 
Hoadley and Smith to one-year terms as voting 
members of the advancement committee for 
the upcoming academic year. 

Poet Speaks on 
Women Writers 

Loreina Santos Silva, considered one of 
the best Puerto Rican poets writing today, 
presented a lecture in April at the College, 
titled Women Writing: A Wiy to Light. She has 
written 1 5 poetry books and countless articles 
tor literary magazines, anthologies and news- 
papers. Her works have been translated into 
English, French and Hindu. She has 
presented her work in Europe, Central and 
South America, and Asia in addition to 
the United States. 


Dr. John Hinshaw, a.ssistant professor of 
history and political science, has written a 
book on the forces that shaped Pittsburgh, 
big business and labor during the city's rapid 
industrialization in the mid-20th century. 
Steel and Steelworkers: Raee and CLisi Conflict 
in Twentieth Century Pittsburgh also covers 
Pittsburgh's precipitous deindustrialization 
toward the end ot the 20th century, and the 
real story behind its reinvention from "hell 
with the lid off" to America's most livable ciry. 
The 320-page book was published this year 
by the State University of New York Press. 
Hinshaw appeared on Pennsyh'ania Books, a 
program on the Pennsylvania Cable Network. 
The program aired several times last summer. 

Dr. Michael G. Long, adjunct instructor in 
religion and philosophv, has written a book, 
titled Against Us. But for Us: Martin Luther 
King Jr and the State, which seeks to explain 
Martin Luther King Jr. 's understanding of 
government. The 232-page book, published 
by Mercer Universit\' Press in Macon, Ca., is 
aimed at academics with interests in African- 
American studies, theology, political science 
and Southern history. Lay readers with a deep 
interest in the thought ot Martin Luther King 
Jr. will also find the book thought provoking. 


f^,i,-i? and Class Struggle /n Twentteth-Century Pinsburgh 

Dr. John Hinshaw, assistant professor of 
history and political science, has written a 
book on the forces that shaped Pittsburgh, big 
business and labor during the city's rapid 
industrialization in the mid-20th century. 

Dr. Salvatore S. CuJlari, professor and chair 
ot psychology, published an article in the June 
2002 i.ssue of the North American Journal of 
Psychology, titled "On Differentiating Major 
Depression from Chronic Sadness." Cullari 
also was quoted extensively in the June/July 
issue of Women's Health & Fitness Magazine. 
He is interviewed about his 1999 study, 
"Body-Image Perceptions Across Age Groups," 
which found that nearly all women are dissat- 
isfied with their weight and develop a negative 
body image. 

Cynthia R. Johnston, lecturer in the 
C'hemistry Department, wrote an article on 
"Air Pollutant Emissions from Power Plants" 
tor the summer 2002 issue ot i\\t Journal 
of Pyrotechnics. 

Dr. Noel Hubler, assistant professor of reli- 
gion and philosophy, wrote an article, titled 
"The Role of Aesthetics in Plotinus' ^Ascent of 
the Soul,' that was published in Neoplatonism 
and Western Aesthetics, edited by Aphrodite 
Alexandakis. The article draws connections 
between Plotinus' aesthetics and mysticism. 

Dr. Michael Day, professor ot physics, pub- 
lished a book review of The One Culture: A 
Conversation about Science \>\ Jay Labinger 
and Harry Collins in the May 2002 issue ot 
Physics m Perspective. 

The of Dr. Carl Wigal, professor 
and chair of chemistry, and eight students was 
highlighted recently in the latest issue ot 
Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly. 
The article details the work ot 1 1 undergradu- 
ate research groups that have successfully 
published articles in peer-reviewed journals. 
The students m\ol\ed in the work \vere: 
Aaron Aponick '98, Ryan Buzdygon '02, 
Aleem Fazal '00, Ellen Shughan '02, Robert J. 
Tomko '02, Danielle McMastcr '02, Michael 
M«rs "01 and VCTlliam Pitcockjr. '03. 

Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson, professor ot 
English and director ot general education, 
reviewed Barry H. Leeds' The Enduring 
X'ision of Norman Mailer and Joseph Dewey's 
i 'nderstanding Richard Powers for Choice. 
The monthly journal publishes reviews 
of Lurrent scholarly books and electronic 
products for librarians and faculty members. 

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Organ-Choral Lectureship 
Marks 50 Years 

The College's 50th annual Organ-Choral 
Lectureship in September celebrated the 
Valley's long tradition of outstanding music. 
The annual day-long workshop for music 
educators, organists, choir members, clergy 
and church music enthusiasts began with a 
hymn festival led by organist Dr. Shelly 
Moorman-Stahlman, associate professor of 
music. Each hymn incorporated various 
instrumental ensembles and soloists from 
the College. Workshop participants sang 
along to bring the hymns to life. 

Members of the LVC Music Department 
offered a selection of workshops. Moonnan- 
Stahlman shared creative ways to entice a 
congregation to sing. Dr. Mark Mecham, 
Clark and Edna Carmean Distinguished 
Professor of Music, discussed how to maxi- 
mize choral sound. Jeffrey Snyder, assistant 
professor of music and assistant professor of 
music recording technology, covered technol- 
ogy and copyright law for church musicians, 
including ways to improve recordings. 
Workshop participants had the opportunity 
to experience the computer program Finale 
in the Presser Gillespie Room, a recently 
dedicated teaching facility. This state-of-the- 
art multimedia resource room has 17 Yamaha 
Clavinova MIDI stations. The MIDIs notate 
music as it is played, creating a written 
record of the sounds. The day concluded 
with a reading session of anthems and organ 
music that incorporates other instruments. 

Grant Recipients 

Dr. Angel T. Tuninetti, associate professor 
of Spanish, received a faculty development 
grant to participate in the Association of 
Departments of Foreign Languages Summer 
Seminar East hosted by the University of 
Maryland, College Park, in June. More 
than 70 administrators and departmental 
chairs from colleges and universities 
around the country attended the sessions 
on Internationalization: Setting the Campus 

Tuninetti was also selected to join more 
than 600 Spanish educators from academic 
institutions in the United States, Spain and 
Latin America to participate in the annual 
reading and scoring of the College Board 
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations in 
Spanish. The AP Reading was in June at 
Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas. 





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Dr. Stephen C. MacDonald, vice president 
for academic affairs and dean of the faculty, 
addressed the largest graduating class in the 
history of the College in May 2002. 

Corinne Erb '02, a French and music major, 
was awarded an internship to spend the 
month of July at the Centre International 
Culturel Mixte de la Francophonie at 
La Baule in Brittany, France, with 35 other 
students of 24 different nationalities. She 
was selected to represent the United States 
based on her fluency in French and her 
musical talent. The theme for the event 
was Love and Friendship through French 
Literature and Songs. 


Dr. Stephen E. Williams, professor of 
biology and one of the world's leading 
experts on carnivorous plants, presented a 
keynote address at The Fourth International 
Carnivorous Plant Conference in Tokyo, 
Japan, in June. The three-day conference 
at the National Science Museum, Shinjuku 
Campus, attracted scientists and carnivorous 
plant enthusiasts from all over the world. 
Williams' address drew on over 30 years of 
research on the movements of animal-eating 
plants. His lecture covered how Venus flytraps 
and sundews, a lesser-known carnivorous 
plant, are able to capture insects. The emphasis 
of his talk was on how the Venus flytrap 
moves so quickly. 

As one of the few scientists in the world 
who has devoted serious study to the sensory 
responses of plants, Williams has helped to 
clarify some of the questions surrounding 
these mysterious carnivores that perplexed 

Charles Darwin. Working with colleagues 
and students at Lebanon Valley, Cornell 
University, Washington University in St. 
Louis and elsewhere, Williams has helped 
answer these questions: Fiow does the plant 
"know" when to snap shut? What makes it 
stay shut to "digest" an insect, but know to 
open again if is doesn't have anything to 
digest? How are carnivorous plants related 
to each other and other plants? 

He and his co-authors have published 
numerous articles in major scientific journals, 
including cover stories in Science 3.nA the 
American Journal of Botany. The conference 
in Japan was sponsored by the International 
Carnivorous Plant Society, Inc., in coopera- 
tion with the Insectivorous Plant Society 
of Tokyo. 

Dr. Diane Iglesias, professor of Spanish, 
presented an in-service workshop to the 
secondary faculty of Lebanon Catholic 
School in March. The topic was Content 
Area Competencies: Individual Teacher 
Assessment. She also gave a presentation to 
students at Hershey Middle School in 
March, titled The Spanish Teen Scene: How 
to he Totally "Guay. " 

Jean-Paul Benowitz, adjunct instructor in 
history, presented a paper, titled "Jacqueline 
Kennedy and Lady Bird Johnson: Transition 
and Turbulence, Setting New Boundaries 
for the Role of First Lady," at the 32nd 
Popular Culture and 24th American Culture 
Association's Annual Conference in Toronto, 
Canada in March. At the conference, he 
was appointed area co-chair for biography 
and popular culture for 2003 and will become 
area chair in 2004. 

Joel Kline '89, assistant professor of business 
and economics and acting director of the 
Digital Communications Program, served as 
a judge for the annual Pennsylvania Cable 
and Telecommunications Association Image 
Awards in March. He was on a committee 
that judged cable programs in the categories 
of Local Programming and Educational 
Outreach, and served on the committee 
recommending the prestigious Yolanda C. 
Barco award, which was presented to the 
cable programmer demonstrating significant 
support of education through the use of 
cable programming/resources. This year's 
recipient was Comcast for providing volun- 
teers and a broadband Internet connection 
to an inner-city Boys Club. 

32 The Valley 

Suspend and Levitate 

August 30 - October 13, 2002 

Deborah Sigel, Sequence, 2002, Egyptian paste and steel, 
courtesy of the artist 

Musical Notes from Honore Daumier 

Prints from the Collection of Egon and Belle Gartenberg 
October 25 - December 15, 2002 

Honore Daumier, Paganini moderne, se brulant le toupet, dans le feu 
de I'executioni (A modern-day Paganini, setting his hair on fire in the heat 
of a performance!), "Les Musiciens de Paris," (The Musicians of Paris), 
no. 4; published in La Caricature, November 7, 1841, and Le Charivari, 
February 9, 1843, 23.2 x 17.7 cm. 

Contemporary African Art 

January 10 - February 16, 2003 

Amboua, African Scene #13, Leopoldville, Belgian Congo, undated from 
20th century, acrylic on paper, approx. 14x16 in., unframed, courtesy Philip 
and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Ursinus College 

Susan Leopold 

t Tornado Tower and Other Eccentric Spaces, 1992 - 2003 

■ February 28 - April 1 3, 2003 

Susan Leopold, Tornado, 1992, mixed media, 
wooden construction, 19 x 17 x 17 in. 

Jerome Hershey 

^ Paintings 

May 22 - June 29, 2003 

Jerome Hershey, Rose Variation #6, 2001, oil on museum 
board, 20 x 20 in., from the collection of Ellen and Bob Groff 

Call 717-867-6445 or visit 

iGallery Hours: Thursday- Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Saturday - Sunday, 11:00 a^m.- 5:00 p.m. and by^ 




Ed Marshall 02 receives graduation congrat- 
ulations fimn Dk Ross Fasick '55, chair of the 
L VC Board of Trustees. 

Dr. Noel Hubler, associate professor ot religion 
and philosophy, presented a paper, titled 
The Liar Paradox: A Failure of Representation, 
at the American Philosophical Associations 
annual meeting in Seattle. 

Dr. Robert Hearson, professor of music, 
presented a clinic, called Winds of Change — 
Building a Wind Ensemble Program in Your 
School (oT music educators at the PMEA 
Annual In-Service Conference in Philadelphia 
in April. Topics included the evolution, 
philosophy, instrumentation, seating, literature, 
scheduling and programming value of the 
wind ensemble. 

Dr. Scott Walck, assistant professor of 
physics, gave a talk, titled Quantum Computers 
and Quantum Entanglemein, at Muhlenberg 
College in April. 

Dr. Luke Huggins, assistant professor of 
biology, presented a poster at the 43rd 
Annual Drosophila Research Conference in 
San Diego, Calif, in April. The poster was 
titled "A Dominant Modifier Screen 
Identifies Without Children (woe) as a 
Potential New Component of the Dpp 
Signal Transduction Pathway." 

Working Together 

Dr. Noel Hubler, associate professor of reli- 
gion and philosophy, and Dan Zelesko '03, 

presented a paper, titled "Hegel, Nietzsche, 
and the progress of dialectical philosophy," at 
a student/faculty research forum at Mount 
St. Mary's College in Maryland in April. The 
research grew out of a term paper that 
Zelesko wrote for a History of Philosophy 
course in spring 2001. 

Dr. Allan Wolfe, professor and chair of biolo- 
g)-, and Dr. Stephen Williams, professor ot 
biology, attended the 78th Annual Meeting 
of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science in 
April at Pocono Manor, Mount Pocono, 
along with Jason Suda '02 and Abigail 
Stolzfiis '02. The students created a poster 
and made a presentation with Williams. 
Wolfe presented a postet on his tesearch with 
Mark A. Kapolka '92. 

Dr. Salvatore Cullari, professor and chair 
of psycholog)', had an article accepted for 
publication in the North American Journal of 
Psychology, titled "Body-image Assessment: A 
Review and Evaluation of a New Computer- 
aided Measurement Technique." It was 
co-authored bv Michelle Vosburgh '01, 
Amber Shotwell '02, Julien Inzodda '00 
and Wendi Davenport '00. This marked 
Cullari's 50th professional publication, nine 
of which have been written in collaboration 
with LVC students and alumni. 

Lebanon Valley College hosted the 66th 
Annual Intercollegiate Student Chemists' 
Convention in April. Undergraduate 
researchers from 1 5 local colleges and univer- 
sities presented their work. Thirty LVC 

Dr Allan Wolfe and Julia Wolfe attend the 
Kreiderheim ceremony in which Wolfe was 
recognized for receiving his outstanding 
teacher award from the graduating class. 

chemistry and biochemistry majors, along 
with the entire chemistry faculty, planned, 
attended and ran the meeting. The research 
presentations of 35 students from colleges 
and universities in Pennsylvania, Maryland 
and Delaware were judged by faculty, as well 
as scientists from the Pennsylvania Department 
of Environmental Protection, the Penn State 
College of Medicine and the Smithsonian 
Institute in Washington, D.C. Presenting 
theif work were Tony Huynh '03, Ryan 
Buzdygon '02, and William Pitcock '03, 
who earned a second-place award for his 
organic chemistry research. Buzdvgon and 
Pitcock were part of Carl W^gal's research 
group. Huynh worked with Dr. Donald 
Dahlberg in collaboration with Hetshey 
Foods on his project. One highlight of the 
dav was the plenary lecture given by Dr. Ned 
Heindel '59, former national president of 
the American Chemical Society and professor 
of chemistry at Lehigh Universit}-. Also on 
hand was Heindel's undergraduate research 
mentor. Dr. Tony Neidig '43, professor 
emeritus of chemistry. 

Dr. Carl "Wigal, professor and chair of 
chemistry, presented a paper in April at the 
National Meeting of the American Chemical 
Society in Orlando, Fla. The paper, titled 
"Regioselective Alkylations of 1, 4-Quinones 
with Otganocadmium Reagents," was co- 
authored by Ryan Buzdygon '02, Robert 
Totnko '02, Ellen Schughart '02, Danielle 
McMasters '02 and William Pitcock '03. 
Their eftorts were supported by grants 
from the National Science Foundation and 
Petroleum Research Fund. 

Marie Bongiovanni, associate professor and 
chair of English, and Amanda Neely '02, 
attended the Fourth Annual Pennsylvania 
Undergraduate English Majors Conference 
in April at Slipper}- Rock University. Neely 
presented her essay, titled Whispers, in the 
creative nonfiction session. 

LVC's 24-member chaptei of Phi Beta 
Lambda attended the 31st annual Penns)'lvania 
Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference 
in Harrisburg in April. Phi Beta Lambda is 
the national collegiate level of the Future 
Business Leaders of America Organization. 
The Valley chapter is a business co-educational 
"fratetnity" that participates in both social 
and professional events. Various state chapters 
of Phi Beta Lambda came together for a 
weekend of meetings, workshops and academic 

34 The Valley 

comperitions. Other schools in attendance 
included Temple, Bloomsburg and Penn State 

,\ll LVC members who attended the con- 
ference placed in the state's top three positions 
in their respective events, with six first-place 
finishes and one third-place finish. The 
team of John Banks IV '02, Patrick Grant 
'02 and Nathan Hengst '02, placed first jn 
strategic management and business decision- 
making. Ron Garcia '02 placed first in 
accounting for professionals. Robert Perry '02 
placed first in marketing. Jamie Cronin '02 
placed first in accounting principles. Judie 
Leidy '04 placed third in business principles. 

Job Changes 

Jessica Bostdorf '99, formerly an admission 
counselor tor LVC, joined the development 
staff in September as the assistant director of 
annual giving. She has a degree in English 
communications, and is currently pursuing 
her master of business administration degree 
at the Valle\-. 

Edward Pitingolo, who taught accounting 
at LVC during the last academic year, was 
named director of the West Shore Center. 
Pitingolo will be responsible for recruiting, 
staffing and developing course offerings at 
the \(est Shore Center and other Contmuing 
Education locations in the greater Harrisburg 
area. Previously, he was president of EDP 
Systems, Inc., of Harrisburg. He also has ser\'ed 
as an adjunct faculty member at Harrisburo 
Area Community College and a corporate 
controller for Harman Stove Co. Pitingolo 
has a bachelors degree in professional 
accountancy from Pennsv'lvania State L!ni\'ersin' 
and a master of business administration degree 
from Kutztown University. He is a certified 
management accountant (CMA) and is certi- 
fied in financial management (CFM). 

Dr. Stacy A. Goodman has been awarded 
tenure and promoted to .issociate professor of 
biology. Dr. Shelly Moorman-Stahlman has 
been awarded tenure and promoted to .associate 
professor of music. Dr. Angel T. Tuninetti 
has been awarded tenure and promoted to 
associate professor of Spanish. Dr. Paul A. 
Heise and Dr. Jeanne C. Hey have been 
promoted to the rank of professor of economics. 
Dr. Dale E. Summers has been promoted to 
professor of education. Dr. Carl T. Wigal 
has been promoted to professor of chemistrv 
and is serving as department chair. 

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by Mary Beth Hovi/er 

For members of the LVC Symphony Orchestra, performing the works 
of Mozart and Schubert will never be the same. Led by Dr. Johannes Dietrich, 
the College's orchestra director and assistant professor of music, 38 LVC students 
had the unique opportunity to spend nearly two weeks in May touring and per- 
forming in Europe. 

"This is something I've wanted to do for a long time," said Dietrich. "I decided 
that we would go if we had an orchestra worthy of traveling, one that would repre- 
sent the school well and do the music well," With the help of Music Celebrations 
International, a tour management company based in Arizona, the orchestra was 
able to perform as part of the 2002 American Celebration of Music in Austria 
and Italy The tour marked the first international voyage for the lion's share of the 
students and provided Dietrich with an opportunity to return to Austria, where he 
spent the 1984-85 academic year studying at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. 

The orchestra's itinerary included appearances in Austria at the Karlskirche in 
Vienna, the Vigaun Kurzentrum in Salzburg and the Golden Roof in Innsbruck, as 
well as a performance at the Auditorio S Nicolo in Chioggia, Italy "Acoustically 
the venues were very different," explained Dietrich, "from a big, beautiful old 
church filled with echoes to an outdoor square at the center of Innsbruck, Despite 
these polar opposites, the orchestra really rose to the occasion each time." 

According to Dietrich, the group was very well received, playing to packed 
houses in Innsbruck and Vienna, and receiving standing ovations everywhere — 
even in Chioggia, where the turnout was small due to an Italian Communist Party 
rally held that same evening 

"They were unbelievably professional," Dietrich said of the orchestra members 
He added that the tour provided a unique opportunity for students to bond as a 
group, performing together four times during the two-week trip rather than just 
the three concerts usually scheduled over the course of an entire academic year 
In addition to performing, the students also had ample opportunity to visit muse- 
ums and historical sites. "Salzburg is the birthplace of Mozart, and Venice is a 
city that's incredibly important for musicians." Dietrich said, "To see the venues 
that so much shaped the history of the music we're doing, and to play the music 
of Mozart and Schubert where these musicians lived and played, was extraordinary." 

Mary Beth Hower is a freelance writer from Annvitle. S/ie was formerly the director 
of media relations at LVC for over a decade. 

F.ML 2002 35 

Clifford Manana, veteran 
trade unionist, poses with 
his children in the back 
of his house, which is 
typical of black South 
African workers. 

A Note 
from South 

by Dr. John Hinshaw 

1 hanks to LVC'S support, l spent seven weeks 
this summer collecting interviews with South African steel workers. I wrote a 
book titled Steel and Steelworkers: Race and Class Struggle in Twentietti- 
Century Pittsburgh (SUNY, 2002) and I wrote much of it while in South Africa 
in 1997-98. So it seemed natural to investigate the history of steel and steel 
workers there. What follows is a shorter version of an e-mail that I sent to 
the LVC community. 

It is winter in Johannesburg, which means nights in the low 40s, and 
clear days that might reach the high 60s. So if you live in a house with a 
good heating system, you don't really feel it. You can lunch outside, so 
by comparison to Pennsylvania, it is not a real hardship. 

But people do suffer in the cold, particularly the millions who live in 
South Africa's numerous "informal settlements." On my drive to Vanderbijipark, 
the steel city of Africa, I pass miles of townships, where people at least 
have electricity and running water, and the informal settlements where 
people live in shacks. Because it is winter, people burn coal or kerosene 
to keep warm, and a thick haze of smoke and soot fills the air. 

Even in the older townships, such as Sebokeng, where I went to inter- 
view workers, most of the roads are unpaved. It is tragic that in the most 
industrialized region of Africa, black kids still play soccer in the dirt, even 
though their parents and grandparents have worked for 60 or 70 years to 
provide the basic industrial materials for whites in South Africa, whose living 
standards approximate our own. Townships are bleak, dusty, barren places 
designed by architects of apartheid to crush the spirit and impoverish the 

As social spaces, however, townships are lively places full of "ubuntu." 
It is a word with no clear translation in English, meaning humanity and 
compassion combined. This deep well of humanity helps explain why South 
Africa has made its transition from the most savage colonialism to a society 
that is trying to build a non-racial and democratic future, 

Dl Jotin Hinshaw is an assistant professor in the LVC History and Political 
Science Department He teaches various courses on U.S.. African and 
South African history 

Joelle L. Stopkie, professor of French, was 
awarded emerita status. Jennifer Liedtka '92, 

M'OO has been promoted from associate 
director to director of financial aid, replacing 
Karin Right-Nolan, who has been promoted 
ro executive assistant to the president. 

New Faces 

Gayle L. Bolinger has been named an assis- 
tant professor of accounting. Bolinger, former 
director of LVC's West Shore Center in 
Camp Hill, is a certified public accountant 
(CPA) and a certified valuation analyst. She 
ser%'es as a consultant to many area organiza- 
tions and teaches accounting and manage- 
ment. Bolinger was a lecturer at Dickinson 
College. She holds a bachelor's degree in 
French and a master's degree in management 
from Purdue University. 

Dr. Jean-Marc Braem has been named an 
assistant professor of French. He specializes 
in 19th-centur}- literature and French cinema, 
but is also interested in secondary language 
acquisition, popular French and slang. Braem 
has written on censorship in French literature 
and the instructional use of films in French. 
He graduated from the Universite Libre de 
Bruxelles in Belgium and earned a doctorate 
in romance languages and literatures from 
Princeton Universit)-, where he was also 
an instructor of French. Braem has served 
as an assistant professor of French at Tufts 
University, Mary "Washington College and 
Kutztown University. 

Tchet Dorman is the new director of 
multicultural affairs. He comes to LVC from 
the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology 
where he was the coordinator of student sup- 
port services among other leadership respon- 
sibilities. A graduate of Oberlin College, 
where he majored in government and black 
studies and received a minor in expository 
writing, Dorman holds a masters degree 
from Temple University and is currently 
a doctoral candidate there in African- 
American Studies. He has ser\'ed as an assis- 
tant professor at Philadelphia University, 
where he taught classes on gender, race 
and social conflict, and at the Community 
College of Philadelphia. He has extensive 
experience as a grant writer and has presented 
numerous speeches and papers. 

(News continues on page 39) 

36 The 'Valley 

While the Valley's on-field success in athletics 
is impressive and easily measured, it is often difficult to 
measure the success of LVC student-athletes in the class- 
room. However, national recognition from peers is one pos- 
sible barometer. In the past five years. 23 current and for- 
mer student-athletes have earned Verizon College Division 
academic honors. These honors, voted upon by college 
athletic officials regionally and nationally, are the highest 
academic awards given to NCAA Division III athletes. 

A 1 -Student- 

by Jeff Intoccia '02 

During this half decade, four LVC athletes 
earned the national honor and were 
named Verizon Academic All-Americans. 
Additionally, 19 LVC athletes were recog- 
nized regionally (Pennsylvania, Maryland, 
Delaware) and were named to their 
respective Verizon Academic All-District 
Teams. The four national honorees are pur- 
suing graduate degrees in medicine, law, 
applied linguistics and physical therapy 

National All-Americans are placed on 
one of three teams with the First Team 
denoting the highest level. In the spring 
of 2002, Michael "Mic" Bender became 
the first LVC student-athlete to be named 
as a Verizon First Team Academic All- 

"When I look back, it will stick out 
because it represented what I've tried 
to stand for, to be fully dedicated to my 
academics and to have success on 
the tennis court," said Bender, who is 
enrolled in a physical therapy doctoral 

Josh Shellenberger '99 and Casey 
lezzi '98 set the path for Bender when 
they were named Verizon Second Team 
Academic All-Americans in 1999 and 
1998 respectively 

"Overall, LVC was an experience that 
improved my mind through study, body 
through tennis and maturity through rela- 
tionships with the people that I met," said 
Shellenberger, who is in his fourth year 
as a medical student. 

"As a student-athlete at LVC, I felt 
very lucky to be part of a talented field 
hockey team and also to have excellent 
professors, who took an active interest in 
my academic and professional develop- 
ment," said lezzi, who is pursuing a 
doctoral degree in applied linguistics. 

Steve Horst '01 rounds out this list of 
distinction. He was named a Verizon Thiird 
Team Academic Ail-American in 2001 , 

"The honor was just something I wanted 
to be recognized for, not just as another 
athlete, but as a well-rounded student- 
athlete," said Horst, the former LVC bas- 
ketball star, who is in his second year of 
law school, 

LVC's 19 Verizon Academic All-District 
Team members represent various athletic 
teams. Baseball leads the way witti four 
of these honorees. Shawn Berwager '01 
is the only two-sport member of this list 
(baseball twice and football) and, in 
2001-02, Robyn LaRosa '02 became the 
first women's soccer player to earn a spot 
on this team. 

"It took a lot of hard work, a lot of 
dedication, and your fieart really had to 
be in it," said LaRosa, a learning-support 
teacher for second and third grade in 
the Lower Dauphin School District. 

LVC student-athletes measure up just 

Jeff Intoccia '02 is a sports correspondent 
for tfie Tri County Record. Intoccia is a 
former La Vie Collegienne sports writer 


Dear Mother: 


..-i ' 




A Student's Letters Home 

Wednesday, October 8 was no ordinary day in 1941, 
Usually Marian Ulmer Cams '45 went to math and hygiene 
classes. She would eat cold cuts in the cafeteria and study 
Odysseus before falling asleep in South Hall. But this night, the 
campus staged a murder, a mystery game that Involved high 
drama, unsuspecting freshmen, gunfire and farce. 

"I just swallowed it hook, line and sinker," admitted Cams 
from her home In Phoenlxville, Now 79, she explained that for 
the first two years she attended LVC as a math education major, 
upperclassmen, in cooperation with Annvllle residents, set up fake 
murders that caused panic among naive first-year students who 
were unaware that the high jinks were fiction. Fortunately, the mys- 
teries staged during Cams' tenure at LVC have been preserved 
"I would write a few letters and send them to my mother each 
week," she explained. Her mother kept the correspondence in 
spiral books that have since been passed onto Cams' eldest 
granddaughter, Nicole Connors '97 

The two volumes of handwritten letters, now yellowed and frag- 
ile, depict daily College life during one of the most turbulent eras 
in the 20th century The letters also tell more typical stories of life 
in Annvllle, including accounts of lunches with friends at Hot Dog 
Frank's, writing thesis papers she didn't always enjoy attending 
field hockey practice with girlfriends and. of course, the murders 

Connors explained, "When I started my freshman year at LVC, 
Grammy told me about the murder mystery used to induct the 
freshmen. The effort they went to just to scare them was impressive." 

Connors sister Sarah '01 agreed: "I think It's amazing that the 
town and the students could come together like that. It is some- 
thing that I wish could be reintroduced." But that was before 
September 1 1 and, in retrospect. World War II was looming in the 
distance while LVC students created distractions at home. 

On Wednesday September 23, 1942, Cams described one 
such murder mystery in a letter home to her mother: 

"She and I are to come in and tell about Hans [Hans Uberseder 
'43] being shot. About 9:35, she and I go out on the campus and 
wait for the shots While we are waiting, a kid [freshman] from 
N.H, [North Hall] comes running over for Miss Henderson to calm 
E.C. IVIIIIer down. She's having a tantrum. After that, a girl from 
West Hall comes over In a tither Finally we hear the shots, and run 
like blazes back to S.H. [South Hall]. We announce that Hans has 
been shot, and things happen fast. Fi Fi [Lizette Fisher Knorr 
'45] faints and I run up to help carry her down. We go to take her 
In the room, and I have to kick a chair out of my way and in so 
doing I almost scare Punch [Phyllis Snyder Boyer '46] to death. 
We get Fi Fi on the bed and the freshmen are sent out all over 
town. Finally Hans comes back to say, 'See you tomorrow, fresh- 

Once young veterans started returning from the Pacific and 
Europe, shell-shocked, the play-acting tradition ended. In fact, 
based on Cams' own correspondence, the climate of the campus 
changed drastically following the bombing of Pearl Harbor as the 
College and community began contributing to the war effort. 

by Natalie Hope McDonald '97 

One letter described male students registering for service after 
December 7: "They lined up at the post office," she wrote. Still 
other reminders, like blackouts and rationing continued at LVC 
through 1944. 

Cams said, "In December of 1941 , we took a whole bunch of 
fellows from the College to the train station " They were sent off 
as new recruits with a band playing and people cheering. "The 
biggest effect was that we lost a lot of those fellows," she remem- 
bered. "There were not many on campus; enrollment dwindled." 
Looking back, she is surprised that her graduating class had 
even 100 people — and most of them were women. 

But the war efforts were stepped up as more International news 
reached Annvllle. On Thursday February 26, 1942, the sophomore 
wrote, "Met with Vi [Viola Snell '42] and Thelma [Thelma KIntzel] 
concerning the blackout coming next week." She noted that the 
campus went through drills when each dorm would shut down 
and students would evacuate. She herself was a campus air-raid 
warden and Red Cross volunteer who would wrap bandages and 
stage drills. "At 10:05 we had a dorm blackout... we all 
got downstairs in less than a minute," she reported Thursday, 
March 5, 1942. 

Connors remembered, "Grammy worked at Hersheypark one 
summer and talked about chocolate being rationed during the 
war" While Cams was still a student — the youngest in her family 
and the first to pursue higher education — she lost two brothers 
in Italy. Added Connors, "It is not mentioned In the journals — 
there are just large gaps in time between entries." 

Serious notes about the war years are Interspersed among the 
whimsical glimpses of college life. Cams tells her granddaughters 
that first-year students were subjected to constant ribbing. "The 
freshmen were given dinks, which were beanies with 'LVC 
embroidered on them," she said 

Connors explained, "They had to wear them whenever they 
were out and about on campus so everyone knew that they were 
freshmen and they were not to be speaking to anyone of the 
opposite sex. They also had an early curfew. It is hard to imagine 
a curfew of 7 p.m." 

These days. Cams continues to correspond with 10 of her former 
South Hall dorm mates. "We have a Round Robin that's still going," 
she said, "One of us writes a letter and passes It on to the next 
person She adds her letter and passes it on," Eventually there is 
a letter from each alumna circulating among the others. "When it 
gets back to you," she added, "you take out the old letter and 
write a new one." 

A few of her friends have passed away Cams said. Others tend 
to ailing husbands or have relocated, making their reunions more 
difficult to attend. But in February of 1942, Cams summed up her 
experiences as a student in a letter to her mother from Main Street, 
"I had a wonderful time. And I danced practically every dance." 

Natalie Hope McDonald '97 is senior editor of E-Gear magazine, a 
newsstand publication based in Philadelphia. She is a former edi- 
tor of La Vie Collegienne. 

38 The Valley 

Michael Downey M'Ol begins his fourth 
season as an assistant football coach and his 
first as a full-time assistant coach. He will 
serve as the special teams coordinator as well 
as the offensive line coach. He was the 
captain of the football team at Lycoming 
College and was a two-time Division 111 
All-American. While at Lycoming, Downey 
played in the NCAA Division III quarter- 
finals and semi-finals. He was a First-Team 
A11-^L^C selection from 1993-1996 and was 
the team's Co-MVP in 1995. Downey earned 
his bachelor's degree at Lycoming and his 
master's degree in business administration at 
Lebanon Valley. He also served as the assistant 
to the executive direaor of the Middle Adantic 
States Collegiate Athletic Corporation from 

Dr. Tia Malkin-Fontecchio has joined the 
History and Political Science Department 
as an assistant professor. Her concentration 
is in 19th- and 20th-centun' Latin America, 
especially Brazil, Me.xico and Chile. She 
graduated from the L'niversit)' ot California 
at Berkeley with degrees in both Latin- 
American Studies and Spanish/Portuguese. 
As a senior, Malkin-Fontecchio earned the 
school's top honor in Spanish and Portuguese. 
She went on to become a teaching assistant 
at Brown University until she earned her 
doctoral degree at the school. Malkin- 
Fontecchio was awarded a Fulbright Grant 
to conduct dissertation research on popular 
education in northeast Brazil. She also won 
se\eral other awards to complete her doctorate 
that allowed her to travel to Brazil to conduct 
research in state and local archives, take courses 
in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and to study at the John 
F. Kennedy Presidential Librarv in Boston. 

Dr. Barry Friedman has joined the 
Psychology Department as an assistant pro- 
fessor. His teaching interests include evolu- 
tionary- and experimental psychologv-, as well 
as the psychology of human mating and sex. 
Friedman's research focuses on the e\'olved 
psychological mechanisms that underlie 
romantic relationships. He is also interested 
in the evolution and development of 
menopause and the psychological changes 
that accompany it. He is a graduate of the 
State University of New York's Binghamton 
Univetsit)' and recently earned his doctoral 
degree from the University of Texas at Austin. 

Sharon Horst '01 has been appointed a 
nurse in rhe College's Shroyer Health Center. 
She will work with Julie Wolfe, who has 
been the College nurse for 27 years. Horst is 
a graduate of the Lancaster General Hospital 
School of Nursing and earned a bachelor's 
degree in health care management from LVC 
last year. 

Dr. Raymond "Tony" Maynard came to 
LVC ftom Franklin & Marshall College, 
where for the last two years he taught eco- 
nomics as a visiting professor. He is serving 
LVC as an assistant professor of economics 
and specializes in a range of areas including 
natural resource economics, international 
finance and international trade. Maynard has 
published in r!tvt journal of Economic Issues, 
where he also serves as a referee. He earned 
his bachelor's degree from the University of 
Sussex in England and his doctorate from 
the University of Tennessee. He won awards 
tor excellence in economics at both universities. 
Maynard has also taught at Millersville and 
Buckncll LIniversities. 

Dr. Roger Nelson has been named a professor 
and chair of the Physical Therapy Program. 
Nelson ser\'ed for 1 1 years as the chair of the 
physical therapy program at Thomas Jefferson 
Universitv' in Philadelphia, from 1990-2001, 
and he is an experienced physical therapist 
and educator. His teaching interests include 
electro diagnosis as well as patient care man- 
agement, patient satisfaction and outcomes. 
Nelson earned his bachelor's degree from 
New York Universitv', his master's degree from 
Boston Universirv and his doctoral degree 
from the Univetsit)- of Iowa. He has taught 
at numerous institutions including 'V('est 
Virginia University, Stanford Universit\', the 
L'niversity of Pennsvlvania and the 
University of Marv-land. Nelson is a visiting 
professor at the L'niversin- of Health Science 
in Nijmegen. Netherlands. 

Dr. Renee Lapp Norris has joined the 
Music Department as an assistant professor. 
She is a music historian who specializes in 
American music history and 19th-centurv 
American music. Norris was a piano major at 
'West Chester Univetsit)- and also earned a 
master's degtee in piano at the Universin- of 
Mar)-land. Norris holds a doctorate in musi- 
cology, which is the studv ot the structure of 
music, from the LIniversir)- ot Maryland, 
where she was named a distinguished teach- 
ing assistant. 

Michael Pittari has been named assistant 
professor of art. He is recognized as both 
an artist and a ctitic. Pittari will teach courses 
in drawing and painting, as well as printmaking 
and concepts in visual arts. After earning 
a bachelor's degree in drawing from the 
University of Florida, he received a master's 
degree in painting from the Universir)- of 
Tennessee. He served as adjunct facult)- at 
The Atlanta College of .A.rt and Georgia State 
Universin,-, and was editor-in-chief of ^rr 
Papers magazine. Pittari has won awards as 
an artist and as a magazine editor. 

Dr. Jeffrey Ritchie has joined the English 
Department and Digital Communications 
Program as an assistant professor. He w-ill 
teach British litetature, as well as courses 
in technical writing and digital communica- 
tions. Ritchie has published on British 
literature and currently serves on the executive 
committee of the Modern Language 
Association Scottish literature discussion 
group. After graduating with a dual major 
in marketing and English from Indiana 
Uni\-ersit)-, he went on to earn two masters' 
degrees, one in English from the University 
of South Carolina and one in educational 
media and computers from Arizona State 
University-, where he also recei\ed a doctorate 
in English. 

Dr. Jeffrey Robbins has been named an 
assistant professor ot religion and philosophy. 
His book. Between Faith and Thought: An 
Essay on the Ontotheological Condition, will 
be published in 2003. Robbins' area ot 
specialization is the continental philosophy 
of religion; other interests include the problem 
of evil and contemporar)- ethical theor)-. 
He graduated from Baylor Universit)- with 
a degree in histon.- and went on to earn a 
master's degree in theolog)- from Texas 
Christian L'niversit)- and a master's degree 
in religion from Syracuse L'niversin-, where 
he also earned his doctorate in religion. 
Robbins has served as an adjunct instructor 
at Syracuse as well as Ca)-uga Community- 
College and LeMovne College, .and was a 
lecturer at St. Bonaventure L'niversin.-. 

Erin N. Sanno '98 has joined the 
.•\dmission and Financial ,-\id Office as a 
counselor. She gniduated from the \'allev 
with a degree in psychology-. 

Scott Schweigert, a specialist in Renaissance 
and Baroque art and architecture, has been 

F.\LL :oo: 39 



features a film 

series, lectures, panel discussions and an art extiibition. Througtiout ttie fall semester, colloquium events 
tiave examined Africa from a variety of perspectives, including history, art, politics, music and economics. 
Tfie colloquium will continue in ttie spring semester. "The College's colloquium seeks to answer a question 
posed by the African-American poet Couniee Cullen: 'What is Africa to me?'" explained Or. Gary Grieve- 
Carlson, professor of English and chair of the committee that plans colloquium events. "Perhaps no other 
continent is as loaded, in the Western mind, w/ith ignorance, stereotype and misperception as is Africa," 
Grieve-Carlson said. 

The events began in September with a lecture by keynote speaker Dr. Manthia Diawara, a distinguished 
professor of film and comparative literature at New York University, vKhere he is also the director of the 
Institute of African-American Affairs and Africana Studies. Diawara spoke about his book, titled In Search of 
Africa, which the Washington PostBool< IVoaW described in 1999 as "a smart rewarding study by a native- 
born African attempting to recapture the mystique of a distant past." 

The colloquium lectures continued in October with 

"Race and Democracy in the U.S. and South Africa" by 

. I I — I II I II I If 1 I Dr. John Hinshaw, assistant professor of history. 

I I '—I '^^ I 1—1/ 1 I Then Dr. Johannes Dietrich, associate professor of 

D I Iv R ■ I ,ri U 1 '^^^"'' 9^^^ ^ ragtime piano performance during which 

he also lectured on the contribution African music has 
made to American culture. 

The October lectures concluded with "African Practices 
of Colonial Pennsylvania Blacks" by Donald Scott, a 
scholar/researcher for the Pennsylvania Historical and 
fvluseum Commission and instructor of English at the 
Community College of Pennsylvania. His presentation 
covered archeological evidence, diaries and historical 
documents indicating that 17th- and 18th-century 
blacks in Philadelphia retained various aspects of their 
African heritage, including rituals and customs. 

In November, Dr. Lisa Franit used videotape 
to illustrate her talk on "Black Africa in the White 
Imagination." Dr. Frank holds a doctorate in government 
from Princeton University and is currently public rela- 
tions director for the United Electrical Workers Union. 

A fall film series at the nearby Allen Theatre included 
roundtable discussions at the theatre's coffeehouse 
following the screenings. The series included both mainstream Hollywood movies such as Out of Africa and 
lesser-known recent feature films created by Africans and not widely seen in the United States. 

The series kicked off with The Gods IViustBe Crazy, a highly original comedy about cultural clashes in 
rural Botswana, which has been praised as extremely funny and thought provoking, and criticized as racist 
and violent. It played to rave reviews in this country in the mid-1980s. 

The series continued with Daresalam, a film created two years ago and the first African feature film to 
focus on the civil wars on that continent. Daresa/sm explored the nature of an African civil war poisoned by 
rumor, betrayal and posturing. 

Next, Out of Africa depicted an epic love story between the unhappy wife of a Kenyan coffee plantation 
owner and a British adventurer. It captured the beauty of Africa and won seven Academy Awards, including 
best picture, when it was released in 1985. 

On Tip Toe: Gentle Steps to Freedom told the inspiring story of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, which intro- 
duced South African choral music to the world. The 2000 movie was a joint venture between filmmakers in 
the United States and Africa. 

Karmen Ge/is a reworking of Bizet's opera Carmen in contemporary Senegal. This African movie featured 
French and Wolof with English subtitles. African music, dance and costumes plunged the viewer into the 
chaotic urbanity of an African city 

The fall series concluded with Hollywood's 1988 Gorillas in the f\/lisl which told the story of primatologist 
Dian Fossey who was transformed by her devotion to a vanishing breed of Rwandan mountain gorillas and 
her hatred of those who threatened them. 

More colloquium events are on tap for the spring semester, including a Contemporary African Art Exhibit at 
the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery which will feature many pieces from the collection of Obai F. Kabia 73, 
who came to LVC from Sierra Leone and is now a political affairs officer at the United Nations. Check the LVC 
web site at for more information on this and other colloquium events. 

Lebanon Valley College 
2002-2003 Colloquium 

named tTie new director of die Suzanne H. 
Arnold Art Gallery at the College. He will 
also ser\'e as an assistant professor in the Art 

Schweigert came to the Arnold Gallery 
from the University of Virginia School of 
Architecture, where he was a visiting assistant 
professor of art and architectural history. 
He also held a fellowship at The Metropolitan 
Museum of Art in New York Cit^-. In 1999 
and 2000 he was awarded grants to complete 
his dissertation research in Italy, and was a 
graduate fellow at the National Gallery of Art 
in Washington, D.C., where he presented a 
series of eight gallery talks based on new 
interpretations of works in the permanent 
collection ranging from Old Masters to works 
ot the 20th century. 

Schweigert has taught at Shippensburg 
University and Penn State, where he was 
also a research assistant while working on his 
doctorate, which he e.xpects to complete this 
year. He graduated from Dickinson College 
in Carlisle with a double major in art history 
and English, and holds a master's degree in 
art history from The George Washington 
Univetsit)' in Washington, D.C. He has 
presented numerous lectures at conferences 
and galleries around the countp.'. 

Braden Snyder '00 is the Valley's new sports 
information director. Snyder retutns to LVC 
after completing sports information intern- 
ships at Towson and Bucknell Universities. An 
English communications major, he was the 
sports editor of La Vie Collegienne and 
a sports correspondent at the Lehayjon Daily 
News. He was also a four-year member of 
LVC's cross countrv- and track and field teams. 

Dr. Dennis Tulli '69, retired superintendent 
of the Lebanon School District, has joined 
the College for a year, serving a special 
appointment as an assistant professor of 
education. He is teaching the social science of 
secondary schools and supervising student- 
teachers. Tulli has been active in the community 
as both an educator and a volunteer, serving 
as chair of the Communit)' Health Council of 
Lebanon County and on the board ot directors 
for United Way of Lebanon County, the 
Lebanon Chamber of Commerce, the Lebanon 
Family YMCA and the Lebanon Valley 
Education Partnership. He ser\'es as treasurer 
of the Pennsylvania League of Urban Schools. 
After graduating from the Valley in 1969, 
Tulli earned a master's of education degree 
from Shippensburg University and a doctorate 
in education from Temple University. 

40 The V.alley 

This fall Lebanon Valley College welcomed 425 special people 
to campus — the Class of 2006. 1 

This group joins with thousands of alumni who have come before, seeking an 
educational experience as unique as the Valley itself Who are they? Among their number 
you will find: 

7 Valedictorians 

8 Salutatorians 
12 Eagle Scouts 

3 Girl Scout Gold Award recipients 

4 Class presidents 

92 Members of marching bands 

129 Youth group members 

7 children of alumni 

2 Sets of twins 

340 Scholarship recipients 

Your gift to the Valley Fund helps LVC attract outstanding students like these and pre- 
pares them to become alumni of achievement. 

Help Lebanon Valley College continue to stand for excellence in education. Make your 
gift today. 

To make your Valley Fund gift, please use the enclosed envelope, go online to, 


■I Lebanon Valley College Alumni Programs present 

Two ^i^^islL adv^ate^ 

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The seven-day cruise will embark from Miami 

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J^iSfe^-^^°''S^ "^°w"' ^r^nd Cayman . Cozumel, Mexico 

: Travel with President C. David Pollick on a British Isles and 
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July i8 to August 2, 2003 

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