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Lebanon Valley College Magazine ^ 

Spring 2003 


Tom Hanrahan 


Lauren McCartney Cusici< 

Dr. Cheryl L. George 

Mary Beth Hower 

Lisa Landis '04 

Kariin Schroeder Mbah '99 

Ann Hess Myers 

Lori Myers 

Cindy Progin '04 

Heather Robino 

Dr. Susan 'Verhoek 


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The Valley is published by Lebanon 
Valley College and is distributed 
without charge to alumni and friends. 

The Valley is produced appro.\imately 
five months in advance of when it 
is received by its readership. Class Notes 
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2 Music Recording Technology: 
Resounding Success 

Graduates of this extraordinary progratn 
have excelled far and wide in the world 
of entertainment. 

by Mary Beth Hower 

8 The Teaching of 
Right and Wrong 

Adults are faced daily with ethical issues. 
Several LVC professors help their students 
prepare to make the right decisions. 

by Lori Myers 

12 Building Blocks of Learning 

Several LVC faculty members discuss how the 
upcoming revitalization of historic Lynch 
Memorial Hall will improve teaching and 

by Lori Myers 

page 2 

page 12 

page 8 i 


16 Dr. Svnodinos 

18 Class News &: Notes 

34 Vallev News 

On the Cover: 

\1RT graduate Michael McCoy 96 
-Stands alongside some of the plaques 
that recogjiize the many gold and plat- 
inuni albums that have been recorded 
at New York City's The Hit Factory. 

Facing Page: 

Pl'otog-aph by John T. Consoli 

Spring 2003 1 

LisaMoyer '02 attended LVC because of 
the MRT Program's reputation. 



For USA MOVER '02, a routine workday goes far 
beyond the ordinary. A typical day as studio manager 
and audio engineer at World Wide Audio Inc. in New 
York City can include aligning tape machines at the 
Metropolitan Opera, performing acoustical testing on 
the aircraft carrier USS bitrepid, or recording sound for 
movies such as The Look, a new release headed for the 
Sundance Film Festival. 

Mover always knew she wanted a 
career in music and became interested 
in recording during her high school 
years. Through a college fair, she 
learned about LVC's Music Recording 
Technology (MRT) Program. "I fell in 
love with Lebanon Valley right away," 
she said. "I was impressed with how 
developed the MRT Program was. It 
wasn't just recording and pushing but- 
tons, but learning about harmonies 
and melodies — which trulv helps to 
make you a better engineer. " 

Lebanon Valley's MRT Program, 
with its concentration in music, is a 
rare find. "There are schools with 
recording programs that focus on busi- 
ness, engineering or physics, but the 
tact that this is a music package in a 
liberal arts college is a ven.' powerful 
combination," said BARRY R. HILL. 
director of the program and associate 
professor of music. He knows of only 
two other institutions in the state, 
Duquesne and Drexel, that offer com- 
parable programs. 

"At the core of our program, MRT is 
no different from the English or Art 
Departments," explained Hill. "The 
tools are different. We use electronics 
instead of pens or paintbrushes, but ulti- 
mately it's the same creative process and 
critical thinking that are most important. 
At the end of the day, we teach the stu- 
dents that it's all about the music." 

Students enrolled in the MRT Pro- 
gram at Lebanon Valley earn a bachelor 
of music degree with an emphasis in 

recording technology. Like other music 
majors on campus, they are required 
to audition and must have a strong 
background in music instruction and 
performance. The goal is to create 
musicians who approach the technolo- 
gy' as artists rather than just as techni- 
cians who learn how to operate the 

This isn't to say that the equipment 
takes a back seat. The College has two 
recording studios featuring current 
production technolog)'. A state-of-the- 
art digital studio ser\-es as the primar}' 
traditional tracking and mbdng facility-. 
A second complex, based on ProTools 
digital and analog 2" S}'stems, ser\'es as 
a unique teaching studio/classroom 
where students can easil\- \'iew ses- 
sions, software, recording and master- 
ing techniques. 

Some of the College's equipment 
has an interesting histor)', such as the 
sound boards donated by rocker Jon 
Bon Jovi and rapper Jazzy Jeff. In 
addition, the program has formed 
partnerships with various corporations 
that have proved beneficial for both 
parties. Manufacturer Tascam donated 
recording equipment and music soft- 
ware company Steinberg provided free 
copies of its sofnvare for the students. 
Representatives from Korg and 
Samson have visited and given seminars 
for students. 

The fact that MRT students have 
access to the studios 24 hours a day 
was a definite attraction for 

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Anderson prepares 
lor a February 
show In Chicago. 


WHAT HE DOES: Owner, Anderson Audio. His com- ; 

pany provides performance audio systems and -si ' ^ 

engineering for concert, corporate, tineatrical j- 

and broadcast events. 

Chris Anderson '95 (center), 
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Anderson lias worthed on proj- Joe Dillon '98 (right) and Andy 
ects tlirouglnout tine world including Cuba, Japan Greene, through the courtesy of 
and Romania. His company has provided sys- Anderson's company, have pro- 
tems and engineering for such high-profile vided support for the Spring 

.... «n% -r . ■ • ..L. .- r- L.^ Arts Festival since 1995. 

clients as ABC Television, the Foo Fighters, 

Hispanic Heritage Awards, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, MTV, 
National Public Radio and NBC Sports. His company has worked with the 
White House on several projects including In Performance at the White 
House, Kennedy Center Honors and An American Celebration at Ford's 
Theater, and it has supported musicals ranging from Fiddler on the Roof, 

Annie and Singing in the Rain to - 

West Side Story's national tour. 

resources and called in a lot of favors," 
Barna said. The film is based on the 
Douglas Yates' premise that "people who 
are sensible about love are incapable of 
it." Barna, a principal in the company, 
served as producer of the film and used 
her LVC experience to serve as sound 
master and to write contracts. They plan 
to enter the film in the Sundance and 
Toronto film festivals. 

Barna's creative edge is what Hill 
strives to see in all of his students. "No 
one would ever start a program like this 
thinking, Tm going to start a film com- 
pany,"' he said of Barna. "I want stu- 
dents to open their minds and look for 
opportunities — to be creative and 
adapt to whatever comes along." Hill 
also emphasized that it's important for 
students to "develop a sense of values 
and reflect on who they are and what's 
important to them." He admitted that 
for some, it's a big stretch to think about 
moving to Nashville or New York City 
to break into the recording industry. "I 
tell them to fill a niche in your commu- 
nity, keep an open mind. All of you 
won't be making records, but there are 
so many different directions you can go, 
so explore, keep your eyes open and see 
what you can find." 

For CHUCK POTTER '96, a bache 
lor's degree in music recording technology 
provided him with both the music and 
mixing background he needed to fiilfiU 
his greatest aspiration, a job at Disney 
Studios in Burbank, Calif "I had read a 

JENNIFER BARNA '98. "I liked the 
fact that the classes were small and that 
fi'om day one I could go into the studio 
and get hands-on experience. At other 
schools, I'd have to wait until my junior 
year before even touching the equipment." 

After earning her bachelor's degree 
from LVC, Barna completed an M.B.A. 
degree at Monmouth University. "I wanted 
to strengthen my business background," 
she said. "I knew I wanted to begin a 
career in the entertainment industry, but 
wasn't sure if I wanted to focus on the 
technical or business side of things." 

Her professional life took an interest- 
ing turn when she befriended fellow 
business students, one of whom had a 
movie script he wanted to produce. The 
students banded together and formed a 
production company, LFTM, which is 
taken from the title of their movie, Love 
From the Machine. 

"We raised money, used our own 

biography on Walt Disney," said Potter, 
"and was inspired by what he created out 
of nothing. He believed in what he want- 
ed to do and realized those dreams. " 

After earning his associate's degree in 
radio/tv from a school in California, 
Potter decided that he wanted to earn a 
bachelor's degree with a focus on mix- 
ing. Lebanon Valley's small class size and 
the opportunity for hands-on experi- 
ence, plus the fact that he had family in 
Philadelphia, drew him to the College's 

Potter first joined Disney Studios as 
an intern in the sound department and 
was later hired full time. When DVD 
technology came into the picture. Potter 
jumped at the chance to become 
involved. "I had written a paper on 
DVDs while at Lebanon Valley," he said. 
"1 was very inspired by this new con- 


WHAT HE DOES: Assistant director: 
media services, Lebanon Valley 
College. He provides media techno! 
ogy support for faculty, studen 
groups and administrative offices. 'I 


LVC after spending several years wit 
Clair Brothers Audio Enterprises 
There, he toured on the sound crev 
with such stars as Bette Midler 
Barbra Streisand, Tina Turner, Eitor 
John, Marc Anthony, Prince ano 
many others. Bodan also worked ir 
television and radio on shows suci 
as VHl Divas, VHl Men Strike Baa 
and Howard Stern's Birthday Party. 

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sumer format." His persistence paid off, 
and lie was moved to an ofF-studio lot to 
develop this particular department. 
Under his direction, the program 
advanced from one room to six, from a 
staff of two to 12, and from a budget of 
5100,000 to S2 million. He was then 
brought back to an on-studio lot to run 
the DVD Servicing Group, which 
includes compiling DVDs of block- 
busters such as Monsters, Inc., Beauty 
and the Beast, Pearl Harbor, Atlantis and 
Unbreakable, just to name a few. While 
these DVDs are very popular in the 
United States, Potter also compiles inter- 
national translations. His work on 
Monsters, Inc., for example, included 31 
different disks that were sent worldwide 
to countries such as Japan, Italy, 
Germany and Spain. 

"Having the MRT Program in the 
Music Department makes so much 
sense," he said of his experience at 
Lebanon Valley. "Understanding the 
root of music — minors and majors, 
octaves and intervals — helps me to 
understand ever\T:hing I do now. I can 
look at things from the artist's perspec- 
tive, take the technical requirements, 
and bridge the gap between them and 
what marketing wants to do to make a 
better product." 

JOSEPH DILLDN '98 chose 
Lebanon Valley because it fit his criteria 
for a small college that wasn't too close or 
too far from his hometown in northern 
New Jersey. "LVC's name kept coming 
up," he said. "It was the right choice." 

Though interested in both actuarial 
science and music, he chose to study 
music with a performance track. 
However, within the first semester he 
realized that a career as a music teacher 
or a professional musician wasn't what 
he wanted, so he made the switch to the 
Music Recording Technology' Program. 
Halfway through he changed gears 
again, individualizing his major to earn a 
bachelor of science degree in applied 

WHAT HE DOES: Manager, Wray's Music House Pro Audio and Recording Department. 
He is responsible for purchasing, system design and technical support. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Drayer is also an engineer/producer for Progressive Studios with 
credits that include production for various local and regional album releases and 
two national releases for the group Running From Dhanma. He also creates jingles 
and original music for local and regional advertising agencies and businesses and 
is an independent graphic designer who specializes in CD and tape layout. 

I HE DOES: Technical director at 
Whitaker Center for Science and 

) HIGHUGHTS: Edgcomb intemed 
r LVC instructor Shelly Yakus 
jngue & Groove Studios in 
"Philadelphia. There, and later at 
Schullville Studios in Somers 
Point, N.J., Edgcomb served as 
assistant engineer. He freelances 
- for fellow LVC graduate Chris 
srson '95 and has worked on 
i ranging from the Indigo Girls 
'ob Weir (Grateful Dead) to 
.<ey Robinson. Another LVC 
lUate, Joe Dillon '98, helped 
dgcomb find his current position 
at Whitaker. 


WHAT SHE DOES: Senior audio engineer at Creative Sound Studios. She works on 
audio post-production, including music and sound effects, for television and video. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: McEllroy has worked on post-production for several television 
shows and specials including Forensic Files (CourtTV/NBC), Medical Detectives 
(TLC) and Collector Inspector (HQIM). She also works on radio and television cohtk 
mercials, and videos for Volvo, Crayola, Stanley Tools and many others. McEllroy's 
company recently began work on an independent film comedy titled AK.A 

computer science and sound recording 

While a student at LVC, Dillon was 
interested in pursuing a career on 
Broadway, so he interned at ProMix Inc. 
in New York Cit)', where he also worked 
after graduation. "It took me a long time 
to appreciate south central Pennsylvania, 
but after being in the c\t\\ I decided 
quicklv that Pennsvlvania really is ver)' 
nice and that New \'ork Cir\' realK' wasn't 
all that glamorous. " 

He returned to Annville, accepting a 
position as assistant director in the 
CoUege's Media Services Department, 
where he had worked as an undergradu- 

ate. "I value that experience incredibly," 
he said. "I have a great amount of 
respect for ANDY GREENE [media 
services director] , and learned a lot from 
him." After two years at L\'C. Dillon 
was hired at Harrisburg's Whitaker 
Center lor the Arts as technical director 
lor the production department. The 
position served as a stepping stone tor 
his current position as production man- 
ager ot the Perelman Theatre at the 
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts 
in Philadelphia. 

The Perelman Theatre is unique in 
that it boasts a turntable stage that trans- 
forms the space from an intimate recital 

Spring 2003 5 

hall to a 650-seat proscenium theatre 
suitable for dance or drama. The theatre 
is heavily booked with eight resident 
performing arts companies using the 
space, as well as outside artists and pri- 
vate parties. The majority of the musical 
performances at the Center are classical 
in nature, with groups such as the 
London Philharmonic, Cleveland 
Orchestra and Vienna Philharmonic tak- 
ing the stage. Before Christmas, the the- 
atre welcomed Montreal's Cirque Eloize, 
an acrobatic group along the hnes of 
Cirque du Soleil. This particular per- 
formance required the installation of 
special plumbing so that it actually 
rained on stage. 

In addition to calculating produc- 
tion costs and handling the sound, light- 
ing and staging needs for each perform- 

ance in the Perelman, Dillon has also 
learned a lot about organized labor and 
collective bargaining. "Every single day 
is completely different," he said. "The 
hours are demanding, but I love my job. 
My 'office' is a theatre and 1 organize 
shows for a living. It's hard to match." 
Since career options for MRT majors 
can be diverse, students are required to 
pursue internships that can help them to 
better define their professional goals. 
Opportunities range from recording stu- 
dios and radio stations to Disney Studios 
and Universal Records in California. 
JEFF SNYDER, assistant director of 
MRT, director of music business, and 
associate professor of music who oversees 
the internships, said a main advantage of 
the program is that it helps students to 
mature. "They actually learn what the 

world is like out there," he said. "The 
internships make them pay attention to 
the smallest details and show them how 
important communication and social 
skills are. There are few second chances 
out there, and they have to learn to get it 
right — the first time." 

"Initiative is vital when it comes to 
internships and fiiture employment," 
Snyder added. "It's important for stu- 
dents to learn how to teach themselves," 
he said. "They need to be able to read 
manuals and figure things out on their 
own, to identify greatness, and to rise 
above mediocrity both as technicians 
and as artists." 

Though students are taught to be 
independent, they still have the guidance 
and support of Snyder and Hill. 
"Whenever I needed help, I just stopped 


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WHAT HE DOES: President, East Shore Sound. His 
company specializes in audio visual system design 
and installation, broadcast communications for tel- 
evision production, and live event production. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Saltzer began his career as an 

intern who was able to work on the taping of the 

1995 Boston Pops Series. From there, he went on 

to work at the 1996 Grammy Awards and travel all 

over the United States recording or broadcasting for 

The David Letterman Show live from San Francisco. 

John Mellencamp, Aerosmith and Genesis. As a freelance audio/communications 

engineer, Saltzer has worked on a variety of television productions including the 

Daytime Emmy Awards, the 2000 Presidential Inauguration Opening Ceremonies, 

BET'S Walk of Fame, The Miss America Pageant, and a performance of Verdi's 

Requiem by the Oregon Symphony, which aired this spring on PBS. 

Chris Anderson 95 (left) and Bill 
Saltzer '95 worked with an inter- 
national crew in Bucharest, 
Romania, at a concert attended 
by over 50,000 people. 

by their offices and they would take 
time to explain things to me in even 
more detail than they did in class," 
Moyer recalled. "After a while, I'd just 
stop by to talk and learn what they 
thought about the industry. They were 
very encouraging and very positive." 

Hill came to LVC from the 
University' of North Carolina, where he 
developed its recording program and 
built studios from scratch. This experi- 
ence came in handy in 1997 when he 
and Snyder constructed the new studios 
in the Blair Music Center. Hill has also 
worked as a recording engineer and 
recorded numerous albums before land- 
ing in academia. Snyder's broad experi- 
ences include playing and touring in 
bands, writing songs, and recording in 

Students are also fortunate to have 
the input of Adjunct Instructor SHELLY 
YAKUS, a legend in the recording 
industry. "Having him here is so invalu- 
able, you can't even quantify it," said 
Hill. "To have the opportunit)' to sit 
down in the same room and have a guy 
who recorded with John Lennon listen 
to your music — it's like having Bill 
Gates sit down with our computer stu- 
dents and write code. Yakus is a real 
artist in the true sense of the word. He 
provides the big picture of what music is 
all about. " Yakus' extensive discography 
reads like a Who's Who in the music 
industry. He has recorded with a myriad 
of popular artists including B.B. King, 
Van Morrison, Judy Collins, Tom Petty 

& the Heartbreakers, Stevie Nicks, 
Madonna and U2. 

Though the recording industry can 
be difficult to break into, there are grad- 
uates such as MICHAEL McCOY '96 
who has worked his wav up to chief 
engineer at New York Cin's The Hit 
Factor)'. "Mike is an exception in terms 
of what he's doing," said Hill. "The 
market is very high pressured and com- 

Michael McCoy '96 has worked with stars 
such as Faith Hill. 

petitive, but he's super bright, super nice 
and very good at what he does." 
McCoy was accepted to both 
American Universit)' and the Universin- 
of Miami, but chose LVC because of its 
music emphasis and financial aid pack- 
age. Looking back on his years at the 
College, McCoy is quick to recognize 

the strength in his liberal arts back- 
ground. "The recording program is 
more than just technolog)'. Any reason- 
ably intelligent person can learn what 
the buttons do, but to learn math and 
physics, and to find out what's happen- 
ing inside those little boxes is vital." 
Although many trade schools offer pro- 
grams in recording, McCoy thinks they 
fall short of creating a well-rounded 
engineer He added that the Colleges 
four-year program was important on a 
personal level as well. "As an 18 year old, 
I wasn't ready to go through a one-\'ear 
program and then move to New York 
Cit)'. 1 realK' needed four years to 
become an adult, and this career 
demands a level of maturin' that most 
18 vear olds dont have.' 

Prior to graduation, McCov worked at 
Hersheypark and had the opportunity' to 
accompan}' a Broadwav sound designer to 
New York Cit)'. There he saw a glimpse of 
the backstage workings at the show. Parti 
Liipone on Broadway. Although he was 
merelv shadowing the sound designer, he 
\\as hooked. .After graduating, he entered 
The Hit Faaon,' at groimd level as a gen- 
eral assistant. After only seven months, 
McCoy advanced to assistant engineer and 
began to work on projects by popular 
artists such as Janet Jackson, Mar)' J, Blige 
and Destin)''s Child. In October 2001, he 
was named chief engineer at The Hit 
Factor)', which has led him to work with a 
varien- of top artists, including Faith Hill. 
She recorded her vocals on the single 
"Qrv" with McCoy serving as engineer 

"It's the greatest job in the world, " he 
said of his decision to pursue a career in 
the recording industr)-. "It's tough, vet)' 
competitive, but making records is a lot 
of fun. I couldn't imagine doing any- 
thing else. " 

Mary Beth Hower is a freelance writer 
from Annville. She is the former director 
of media relations at Lebanon Valley 

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Dr. G. Dnvid Pollick, LVC president (inset), 
recently initiated a campiis-wide discussion on 
ethics. Facility and students alike have joined the 
dialopie. Dr. Pollick talked about these and other 
issues with students at the Vernon and Doris Bishop 
Library this semester. Pictured here in the library 
(L to r.) are: Nichole Simms '04, Dr. Pollick, 
Doug MacConnack '04, Erin Hutley '03, 
Nick McCreary '04, Felisa Cruz '05 and 
Scott Schilling '03. 

i "Are the future executives of the next 
Enron sitting in our classrooms . . .? 

' . . .Are we preparing a generation of 
young men and women who will 
shape a better world, or will they be 
merely even more effective 'users' of 
the world they inherit?" 

LVC President David Pollick asked 
these questions and others during 
his annual opening breakfast address 
this past fall. After discussions with 
some of the faculty, it is clear that 
the students examine these issues 
throughout the curriculum and that 
Dr. Pollick is not the only member 
of the LVC community with this 
concern at heart. 

Read the headlines splattered across 
newspapers and listen to the evening 
news anchors and it appears that society 
is drowning in a rising tide of cv'nicism, 
distrust and taking the easy wav out no 
matter who it hurts. Where the corpora- 
tion once was a symbol of American 
know-how and positive ambition, we 
now associate company names like 
Enron, WorldCom and others with 
something sinister and diabolical. 

As Lebanon Valley College students 
graduate and go on to stake their claims 
in the worlds of industry, health, educa- 
tion, science and the arts, they can 
expect their ethics and moral codes to be 
continually challenged. This constant 
testing of right versus wrong is a dilem- 
ma they will wrestle with tor the rest of 
their lives. It is with that struggle in 
mind that faculrs' members at LVC are 
making certain students in their class- 
rooms stay in touch with their ethical 
values through discourse and discussion. 
They are encouraged to hold onto their 

"I teach ethics in every course, some 
more intensivelv than others," said 
Sharon Arnold, associate professor of 
sociology. "We are developing profession- 
als here at LVC, and you can't do so 
unless you teach them the ethics of their 
respective disciplines or fields of practice." 

Arnold explained that in some cours- 
es, she goes beyond the "teaching" of 
ethics. Instead she "preaches" it. She 
spends the most time talking about 

ethics in her medical sociolog)- and 
adoption courses where one of the 
selected texts is Ethics in Adoption. "It is 
impossible to teach Marriage and the 
Family without \'isiting ethics," she 
remarked, "whether it pertains to how 
one does research on families, how one 
will practice with families, or how we 
create policy that impacts families." 

Barbara Vlaisavljevic, associate dean 
ot the taculn,-, who oversees the Study- 
Abroad Program and student academic 
affairs, remembered a class of first-year 
accounting students she taught four 
years ago. VHaisavljevic, who is also an 
attorney, asked her students, "What 
would you do if your companv was 
responsible for the poisoning of under- 
ground waters as a result of the dumping 
of illegal materials? Some said that the\' 
would blow the whistle. Maisavljevic 
recalled. "But a few said they wouldn't 
do that. The\' said, 'No, we don't want 
to lose our jobs." 

Vlaisavljevic views the Enrons of the 
world as "greed-oriented" and called the 
recent whistle-blowing bv Enron 
employees and others "an act ot courage. 

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It would have been easier to ignore the sit- 
uation because other people at the compa- 
ny knew what was occurring. With this 
type of real-world example, I think that 
we can make a difiference in these stu- 
dents' lives. We're training young people 
to make the world a better place. How do 
you do that without talking about ethics?" 

Dr. Eric Bain-Selbo, chair and pro- 
fessor of religion and philosophy, agreed. 
Bain-Selbo, whose main interest is social 

ethics and who has presented or pub- 
lished on numerous topics including 
Holocaust studies, uses several tech- 
niques when teaching ethics. His 
favorite is small group discussions. "In 
small groups, students are more apt to 
talk to one another, and such conversa- 
tion is part of the process of understand- 
ing," he explained. "For example, in the 
world religions course this semester, we 
will be reading the story of a man in 

California who killed his daughter 
because he said that God told him to do 
it — a modern-day Abraham. I'll put 
the students in groups, with each team 
acting as a jury that must pass judgment 
and deliver a punishment. This is a great 
way to generate fruitful discussion." 
To convey ethical issues to smdents, 
Bain-Selbo utilizes a "spectrum of responsi- 
bility" in a Holocaust course that raises 
questions about moral culpability, and a 

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mora] guidelines project in his Ethics 
course, where groups develop their own 
lists of moral criteria. "I believe teaching 
ethics, especially across disciplines, is more 
important today than ever, but not just 
because of Enron," noted Bain-Selbo. "We 
li\e in a time ot cultural relativism. 1 
encourage students to develop the kind of 
sensitivit)' necessan.' to live in our wonder- 
fully multicultural society. At the same 
rime, I want to empower them to believe 
that thev can make moral judgments about 
themselves and others and that these judg- 
ments need not be considered simpK- their 

While Dr. Sidney Pollack, professor of 
biology, said he has no set pattern for dis- 
cussing ethics in his classes, he encourages 
discussion on topics such as reproductive 
technology, cloning or genetic testing. "I 
tr}' to present different sides ot the issues," 
he said. "A lot of reproductive technology is 
fantastic for those who want children. I'll 
ask the students, 'If there is a genetic prob- 

lem, then what should parents do?' I let 
students come up with their own opinions. 
Ethics and moralir\' arc import,int issues. " 

Dr. Man' Pettice, associate professor 
of English, always begins the school year 
with a lecture to her students about ethics. 
"We have a mission statement here at the 
College," she said. "It only works if we 
have high expectations of each other." 

Adhering to ethics in writing and 
journalism is important to Pettice, who 
said she strictly enforces the school's pol- 
icy on academic dishonest)'. In the jour- 
nalism course she teaches, she hands out 
a code of ethics to each student. In her 
freshman composition classes, she 
spends time on the ethics of presenting a 
legitimate argument. As the adviser for 
the student newspaper. La \'ie 
CoUegieiine, she emphasizes the impor- 
tance of being "honest, complete and 
accurate" in the stories her students 
report. "We want to teach the effect lan- 
guage has on other people, " explained 

Pettice. "You don't just worrv about 
adhering to AP [Associated Press] style." 
President Pollick recend)' remarked that 
the ethics issue is an old one — that the 
Enrons of the world have been around for a 
very long time and that e%'en the recendv 
attempted sale of Hershc\' Foods 
Corporation had ethical implications. What 
is new, according to Pollick, is how numb 
people have become to ethics as an issue. "It 
maners what we do and how we care for 
one anothet," he said. "Each class will, 
through its professor, find a wav to deal 
with ethical issues. We don't expea to take 
scoundrels and make them angels. What we 
want to do is have smdents de\'elop the 
skills to make them aware of how to deal 
with ethical issues. We want to help them 
resolve these issues in a responsible wa\'. 

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

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Lynch Memorial Hall in the heart oi Lebanon 
Valley Colleges Academic Quadrangle is a rare 
mix of brains and brawn. For some, the focus is 
offices and classrooms. For others, it is the 
1,200-seat gymnasium where the name of the game is 

That will change when Lynch, as part ot the Great 
Expectations cam- 
paign tri-partite 
plan, bids farewell 
to its athletic roots 
and turns entirely 
into an academic 
center. A new 

being built on the 

North Campus as 

the first part of 

the plan. A revital- 

ization of Lynch is step two of the plan that concludes 

with a complete renovation of Gather Science Center. 

"The original plan was to only update Garber and then 
the idea expanded to include Lynch," said Dr. Christopher 
Brazfield, assistant professor of mathematical sciences. "I 
think it's a great change. We will be able to use technology 
more than before and implement new ideas." 

Each aspect of the plan is generating excitement from 
students and faculty, and it is in Lynch where opportuni- 
ties for different disciplines to meet, mingle and exchange 
ideas will abound. "The design will produce spontaneous 
and informal conversations between students and faculty," 

stated Dr. Stephen MacDonald, vice president for aca- 
demic affairs and dean of the faculty. "It will become 
intellectually and aesthetically lively." 

Scheduled lor completion in spring 2004, Lynch will be 
transformed into an interdisciplinary modern classroom 
and office facilirv. The Psychology and Education 
Departments will be moved from their present locations 
and housed under the same roof with the Mathematical 
Sciences, Business and Economics, Art and Art History 
Departments, which are already in the building. A 
sparkling rwo-story atrium in the core of the redesigned 
facilit}', fitted with skylights and a 30-foot ceiling, will 
become a gathering place for faculty and students. This 
3,250-square-foot "Commons" area with coffee bar will be 
surrounded by several new general-purpose technology- 
enabled or "smart" classrooms, a 90-seat lecture hall, faculty 
offices and seminar rooms for the Departments of 
Mathematical Sciences and Psychology, obser\'ation laborato- 
ries for psychology 
courses, and new 
facilities for the 
Department and 
Digital Commu- 
nications Program. 
Due to a generous 
gift from The 

Dr. Christopher Brazfield (top left) and Dr. Prudential 

Barbara Anderrtian will have ^eater interaction Pniinrl;irinn 

with students when the Commons in Lynch Z5 _ , , , 

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ematics library will be named in memory of Kiyofumi 
Sakaguchi, a 1967 LVC graduate in actuarial science and a 
past recipient of the LVC outstanding alumnus award, who 
was president and CEO oi Prudential International 
Insurance Group and executive vice president of Prudential 
Financial, Inc. 

Dr. Barbara Anderman, assistant professor and chair 
of the Art and Art History Department, admitted she 
would miss the gymnasium's presence when the move is 
complete but looks forward to Lynch's metamorphosis. 
"All the departments have been asked for input into the 
design," she said. "It will be very nice to be part of a 
complex where there will be more students. Having dif- 
ferent disciplines together is a good idea in an academic 
institution. It's a chance to see one another." 

The greater interaction between faculty and students 
will enhance the College's reputation for faculty accessibili- 
ty. The renovation will 
make it easier lor staff 
within the same 
department to com- 
municate because 
their offices will be 
near each other. 
Dr. Kenneth 
Yarnall, associate 
professor of mathe- 
matical and computer 
sciences, is delighted 
that the seven faculty 
members in the 
department will soon be in one large suite with a com- 
mon area in the middle rather than the present set-up of 
two separate office suites. "I am very happy with the 
current plans," he remarked. "This is a real opportunity 
for us. I am also really excited about the computer sci- 
ence lab that will be used for group projects and be 
open 24 hours a day. We'll also have a dedicated confer- 
ence room and storage area." 

Yarnall felt that the redesign would facilitate the 
exchange of ideas, particularly in association with the 
new departments moving into Lynch. "We'll eventually 
have the Education Department downstairs, and we will 
be sharing a floor with the Psychology Department," he 
said. "There may be an opportunity for collaboration. 
I'll be interested to see what happens." 

The Psychology Department will move to Lynch from 
its current home in Garber Science Center. The depart- 
ment will have all new space, including a small 
Ubrary/reading room and a much-needed computer lab. 

Dr. Kenneth Yarnall is interested in the 
potaitialfor collaboration among academic 

Dr. Kerrie Lagtina (L) looks forward to the ciirriaiLzr changes that the 
Lynch renovation will facilitate. 

According to Dr. Kerrie Laguna, assistant professor of 
psycholog}', the lab will be an important part of a changed 
curriculum that ensures all psycholog}' majors work with 
statistical software. "We have an obser\'ation room planned 
with two-way mirrors that eventualh' will be outfitted \\'ith 
video equipment," she explained. "Our biofeedback room 
will be sound resistant and will allow us to collect data 
using some of the biofeedback equipment we ha\'e recendy 
acquired. " 

Laguna views the plan as a creative solution to the 
classroom space problem, as well as the need to update 
Garber. Built in 1982, it has few windows and an aging 
infrastructure. "I like the idea of using existing spaces 
more carefully and 1 think the Lynch plan is a great 
example of this," she said. "The Commons will work 
well because students naturally find spaces to gather. 
The coffee bar is a nice addition." 

MacDonald is enthusiastic about the plans and knows 
the Lynch tedesign will give it new life, fresh purpose 
and effervescence. "The Mathematical Sciences 
Department will enjov new visibilin- by acquiring new 
computer labs," he said. "The two-story space in the 
middle will be plav^l and receive an enormous amount 
of illumination. It's going to become delightful. Lynch 
will contain a great secret — like a Faberge egg. The 
intention is to make it dramatic and beautiful. We want 
people to say, 'Wow!'" 

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

Spring 2003 13 

Named Gift Opportunities 
Lynch Initiative 

First Floor 

Second Floor 

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A To Name the Commons $1,000,000 

B Grand Foyer 250,000 


C Lecture Hall 500,000 

D Digital Laboratory/Classroom 250,000 

E Math/Calculus/Statistics Laboratory 100,000 

F Classroom (2) 100,000 EACH 

G Math/Computer Science Classroom 100,000 

H Psychology Classroom 100,000 

I Psychology Laboratory 100,000 

J Small Classroom 75,000 

K Computer Technology Laboratory 75,000 


L Psychology Library/Conference Room 150,000 

M Psychology Computer Research Room 100,000 

N Psychology Department 100,000 

Large Psychology Observation Room (2) 50,000 EACH 

P Psychology Faculty Office (6) 25,000 EACH 

Q Small Psychology Observation Room (2) 25,000 EACH 

R Psychology Faculty Research 15,000 

S Psychology Common Suite and Secretary Area 15,000 

T Psychology Adjunct Faculty Office 15,000 

U Biofeedback Room 15,000 

V Student Research Room (4) 10,000 
W Math Library/Conference Room 150,000 
X Math Resource/Conference Room 100,000 

Y Math Department Suite 100,000 

Z Math Faculty Office (7) 25,000 each 

AA Math Common Suite and Secretary Area 15,000 

BB Math Adjunct Faculty 15,000 

CC Mezzanine Galley and Lounge 50,000 

DD Mezzanine Elevator Lobby 25,000 

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Great Expectations and ; 

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Reaching and learning are at the very heart of Lebanon Valley 
College's mission. The Great Expectations campaign seeks to 
- strengthen that mission by renovating Lynch Memorial Hall into a 
first-class academic center. 

Today, the core of Lynch is a 1 ,200-seat gymnasium. Construction of a new 
gym on the North Campus will open a tremendous volume of space for aca- 
demic purposes in the heart of the Academic Quadrangle. Through this 
exciting plan, the space once occupied by the gym will be transformed into 
new general-purpose "smart" (technology-enabled) classrooms, a 90-seat 
lecture hall, faculty offices and seminar rooms for the Departments of 
Mathematical Sciences and Psychology, observation laboratories for psy- 
chology courses, and new facilities for the Business and Economics 
Department, the Education Department and the innovative Digital 
Communications Program. 

Lynch will become a centerpiece for teaching and learning with easy access 
to the Vernon and Doris Bishop Library, Blair Music Center, Garber 
Science Center, the Humanities Building and the Miller Chapel. LVC facul- 
ty, always accessible to students, will be able to continue their commitment 
to students beyond the classrooms. In the heart of the revitalized Lynch will 
be the 3,250-square-foot Commons, an open gathering area surrounded by 
the new classrooms, lecture hall and faculty offices. With nearly 30-foot 
ceilings, the space will be awash with light pouring in fi-om new rooftop 
skylights. Lynch Memorial Hall will evolve into a unique space where the 
boundaries between academic and social lives of the students and faculty 
become more transparent. 

For more information on the Great Expectations campaign and the Lynch 
Initiative, click on 

Great Expectations as of February 28, 2003 

^^ Gifts to Date 

Capital Construction $ 1 4,794,678 

Endowment $11,1 08,944 

Current Operations $ 8,165,194 

Total Campaign Contributions $36,069,132 

including gifts to all purposes 

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Dr. Synodinos (far right) continued to serve as an active member ofLVC's Board of Trustees 
after retiring from his presidency. Here, he discusses Great Expectations building plans with 
(from left) Dr. Ross W. Fasick '55, board chair; Dr. G. David Pollick, LVC president; and 
Dr. Thomas C. Reinhart '58, campaign chair. During his presidency, among other projects, 
Dr. Synodinos led the campaign to establish the Vernon and Doris Bishop Library. 

Dr. Synodinos often entertained alumni, family and friends when he 
and his wife, Glenda, resided at Kreiderheim. 










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Dr. Synodinos supported the arts in numerous ways including taking the stage as an actor. 
Synodinos is pictured above with Dr. William McGill, LVC senior vice president and dean 
of the faculty emeritus, yjowi a scene in Mr. Emerson and Henry, a play that examined the 
rebitionship between Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. 

The College honored the Synodinos family by naming tlie 
award-winning Peace Garden in their lienor. 

Spring 2003 17 







They whirl, they glide, they float through the air. Just like spring grad- 
uates released from the constraints of college life and parental 
influence, young fruits take flight and move away from the shade, 
shelter and competition of well-established parental plants. In the LVC 
Arboretum, we have had spinning maple fruits, tiny gliding elm Frisbees, 
and wafting dandelion puffs with us for the spring season. In late May, 
most specimens from the row of elms along White Oak Street release 
seeds. Elm fruits the size of tomato seeds are surrounded by a flat tan 
border. The borders or "wings" act as sails, catching air currents and 
allowing the fruits to glide out from under the mother tree. Careful obser- 
vation may reveal seedlings of these trees many feet away. 

In late spring, maple trees begin their aerial seeding campaign. Maple 
fruits are often joined in pairs so that there is a two-winged structure. If you 
watch a maple fruit in the air you will see that as it drops it begins to spin 
like a helicopter rotor. The spinning gives maple fruits an added lift that 
keeps them in the air longer. In turn, the lift provides more time for side- 
ways breezes to move the seeds away from the parent tree. 

Dandelions (of which there are but few in LVC's well kept lawns!) and 
their Senecio cousins in the garden beds spread their seeds using puffy 
plumes. Even a small gust of wind is enough to lift a plume with its 
attached fruit and carry it many feet. In the Plant Kingdom class, we 
watched a dandelion plume blow from the front of Garber to the back. 

The ash tree does its airborne dance toward the end of summer. Ash 
fruits look like the water end of canoe paddles. The wind-catching part is 
a flattened, long narrow oval attached to a short cylindrical portion that 
carries the seed. Like the maples, these paddles spin as they fall and can 
be moved to their own special niche by summer breezes. 

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

Editor's Note: Due to a corrupt com- 
puter file, some submissions may not 
have been included. If your information 
does not appear, please submit it to pro-, and it will be included in the 
next issue. 

NOTE: All locations are in Pennsylvania 
unless otherwise stated. 



Verna Kreider Schenker '43, an active vol- 
unteer, teaches private music lessons and 
presents music programs in tetirement and 
nursing homes. 

Betty Minnich Christ '44 is an active story- 
teller of original tales with the Harrisburg 
Story League. 

Edward E. Stansfield '44 swims a mile every 
day at the YMCA and sings with the 100+ 
man Keystone Capital Chorus, the 
Hartisbufg chapter of the Socierv' for the 
Preservation and Encoutagement of 
Barbershop Quartet Singing in America. 


Rabbi Bernard B. Goldsmith '51 is the 

Jewish chaplain at the Veterans 
Administtation Medical Center in San 
Diego, Calif For his outstanding contribu- 
tions and work in the VA Chaplaincy, he was 
named a Chaplain of the Year for 2002 at the 
Veterans Administration Chaplains 
Conference held in Llampton, Va. 

Zosia Mieczkowska Janikowski '51 and her 

husband, Stanley, repeated theit wedding 
vows in the same Reading church where they 
were married 50 years ago. 

Ruth Brown Zimmerman '51 is a board 
member of the Colotado Association for 
Continuing Medical Laboratory Educarion 
in Denven 

Dr. Samuel H. Black '52 retired from the 
Texas A&M Universiu' Health Science 
Center in College Station, Texas, with the tide 
of professor emeritus of medical microbiology 
and immunolog)' and of humanities in medi- 
cine. The university has designated a large 
teaching amphitheater as the S.H. Black 
Lecture Hall in honor of his 27 years of 
teaching, research and service, and in recog- 
nition of his serving as founding head of the 
department of medical microbiolog)' and 

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Thomas H. Israel '53 keeps busy as a substi- 
tute ort;ariist tor local l.cbanon-area churches. 

In May 2002. Dr. Lenwood B. Wert '55 

was elected to a seventh term as vice speaker 
of the House ot Delegates during the 
Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical 
Association's ')4th Annual Clinical Assembly 
held in Philadelphia. 

Marlene Brill Bell '58 celebrated her SOth 
\ear as organist tor Hamilton Park United 
Church ot Christ in Lancaster. 

Barbara Geltz Doster '58 and Robert F. 
Doster '58 are both retired and involved m 
music activities and church work in Winter 
Haven, Fla. 

Michael P. Hottenstein '58 retired Januar\ 
1, 2001, from Penn State University as pro- 
tessor emeritus of operations management. 
He continues to work with the Universin.' of 
West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, as an 
e.xternal e.\aminer ot M.B.A. programs. 
Active in his church, Michael enjovs reading, 
golting. weightlifting and woodworking. 

Rev. J. Edwin "Jack " Stearns '58 is easing 
into retirement alter a long career as a pas- 
toral counselor and clinical pastoral educator. 

Kathleen Fisher Zaleski '58 retired after 
teaching elementary classroom music for 35 
\ears. Kathleen spent the last 28 years of her 
teaching career in Brockton, Mass. 

Dr. Karl E. Mover '59 has retired after a ^1- 
year career as a church organist. He and his 
wite. Carolyn Schaier Mover '59. continue 
to sing in the choir at Cirace Lutheran 
Church in Lancaster, the last post Karl served 
as organist/director. 



Alter 15 years, the Rev. Richard L. Cassel 

'60 retired as pastor ot St. Andrews 
Presbyterian Church in Lebanon and was 
elected pastor eineritm by his congregation. 
Organist Bill Fairlamb. LVC protessor emer- 
itus ot music, presented a concert held at the 
church in Richard's honor 

The Rev. Joseph B. Dietz '60 is parr-time 
chaplain with Diakon Lutheran Social Services 
at Manatowny Manor Nursing Home and 
Rehabilitation ("enter in Pottstown. 

A member ot the music tacultv at the 
University of Puget Sound, Robert C. 
Musser '60 received the citation of excel- 
lence trom the National Band Association 
and the Sudler Order of Merit for excellence 
in the arts. He is a member ot the 
Washington Music Educators Hall of Fame. 

The Rev. Michael Sigman '83 can hardly wait to get 

up in the morning to go to work. Not many people can say that. "My love 
for Jesus is surely the inspiration and power for what I do," he said. 

Sigman was elected bishop of the 
Evangelical Congregational Church in 
1998, the youngest person to ever 
obtain that church's highest position. 
As one of the electors who met that 
September to select the new bishop by 
open ballot, Sigman had no idea that 
his own name would be chosen on the 
third ballot. "It was a shock," remem- 
bered Sigman. 

At age 36, Sigman sud- ^Y LISA LANDIS '04 

denly found himself as the 

leader of a church that had 154 congregations in the U.S. and an addi- 
tional 400-1- congregations worldwide. Although he had experience as a 
youth pastor (at First B.C. Church in Palmyra while at LVC, and later at First 
B.C. Church in Reading), and had successfully planted a church in 
Rosedale, Md., he was now leading 23,000 U.S. members and over 
70,000 international members. 

Despite his young age, Sigman said, "I've enjoyed the support of the 
denomination worldwide . . . because they believe God would have me to 
be the bishop at this time." 

"I enjoy visiting the local B.C. churches and getting to know the pas- 
tors and the people," said Sigman, adding that he generally preaches 
eight times a month but, when leading a series of services, can preach up 
to 16 times during that same period. Each year. Sigman also travels six 
to eight times in the U.S., and internationally about twice. 

"I have learned to really appreciate home." added Sigman. where he 
reunites with wife and daughters, the fourth born after Sigman became 
bishop. "The church has also never had a bishop that had babies," 
Sigman said with a laugh. 

Sigman was recently re-elected for a second five-year term that ends in 
2008. What lies ahead, he said, "depends on what the Lord would have for me." 

Lisa Landis '04 is an English communications and political sci- 
ence major. She is the features editor for La Vie Collegienne and 
will be co-editor next year. 

Spring 2003 19 

class news & notes 

Dr. Douglas Ross '60 is president of the 
consulting firm Ross Associates located in 
Sarasota, Fla. Doug consults and coaches 
small-business and start-up business owners. 

Carolee Green Weidner '60 is active in 
music and music education. 

In June 2002, Marilyn Rinker Jennerjohn '62 

retired after 28 years as a teacher of communica- 
non skills. For the past 24 years, Marilyn has 
tatight at Spring Grove Area High School. 

Judith Nichols Renzulli '63 retired from 
practicing law and now lives in center-citv' 

James L. Cromer '64 recently retired as con- 
troller/business manager of Caterpillar Inc. in 

Bucks Count)' Commissioner Charles H. 
Martin '64 is chair of the Delaware Valley 
Regional Planning Commission for 2003. 

School librarian Sandra Beltz Edmunds '64 

retired after 24 years with BeKidere School 
District in New Jersey. 

In June 2002, Rhonwen Ashley Gorton '65 

retired from the Binghamton City School 
District in New York. She is an adjunct pro- 
fessor of French at Elmira College. 

Richard L. London '65 is the elected vice 
president of the Societ)' of Actuaries, an 
organization that has more than 16,500 
members throughout the U.S. and Canada. 

On September 1, 2002, Bruce R. Wieder 

'65 retired from the Milton Hershey School 
in Hershey after 37 years of teaching. 

Elementary teacher Alan S. Donaldson '67 

retired after 35 years with the Rose Tree 
Media School District in Media. He received 
citations for his educational contributions 
from both the Pennsylvania House of 
Representatives and the Senate. His wife, 
Martha Wicks Donaldson '66, continues to 
teach kindergarten in the West Chester Area 
School District. 

On July 1 , 2002, William A. Cadmus '67 

became an elected shareholder of the CPA 
firm Withum, Smith & Btown, PC. He is 
based in their Red Banks, N.J., office. 

Second-grade teacher Sandra Renninger 
Strogus '67 is co-chair of the outdoor class- 
room at Washington Elementary School in 
the Boyertown School District. Sandra plans 
on retiring at the end of the year. 

Martha M. Tjhin '67 retired after 33 years 
as a social worker with the State of Michigan. 

Eugene Katzman '68 is a computer scientist 
with the Defense Information Systems 
Agency in Virginia. 

After 34 years, David P. Keehn '68 has 

retired from teaching instrumental music in 
the Saugerties Central Schools in New York. 
Now a stay-at-home dad to 4-year-old 
Alexander, David continues to perform 
French horn with the Tudor Brass Players of 
New York, serves on the consistor)' at the 
Catskill Reformed Church, and is on the 
board of directors for the Saugerties 
Lighthouse Coalition. 

Lynda Senter Smith '68 is national market- 
ing manager for Roland Corporation, a man- 
ufacturer and distributor of electronic musi- 
cal instruments, located in Los Angeles, 

This past summer, Richard "Rich" 
Simington '68 spent a month teaching 
English as a second language in Seoul, Korea. 
At the language school MTI, Rich taught 
Korean adult students planning to work 
around the world in humanitarian missions. 
One of the highlights of his stay was a visit 
to the Korean War Demilitarized Zone. Rich 
is the director of gift planning at Alfred 
LIniversity in New York. 

Judith Manwiller Tanger '68 is serving her 

23rd year on the Deptford Township Library 
Board and her sixth year as board president. 
Judith was instrumental in the building of a 
new township library in 1997. 

Patricia Rohrbaugh Wheelock '68 is reper- 
toire and standards chair of women's choirs 
for the New Jersey State Board of American 
Choral Directors Association. 

On July I, 2002, the United States Army 
Reserve promoted Richard W. Bower '69 to 

the rank of chaplain (colonel), placing him 
in a group of only 92 in the United States 
Army. Richard is the senior pastor at Elim 
Alliance Church in Valley Cottage, N.Y. 

Professional musician James E. Kain '69 

retired after 33 years in music education and 
31 years of teaching at West Morris Central 
High School in Chester, N.Y. 

Now retired, Quinetta Garbrick Lemons 

'69 is a volunteer gardener for the ciu' of 
Roswell, Ga., at the historical Archibald 
Smith Plantation. 

The National Rehabilitation Association 
awarded Carl L. Marshall '69 the Max T. 
Prince Meritorious Service Award on 
October 26, 2002, for "faithful years of serv- 
ice and leadership to the organization." 

On August 16, 2002, Dr. Ronald G. Yarger 

'69 and his wife, Sharon, welcomed daughter 
Miriam Louise into their familv. 



Gloria Foltz Stever '70 retired from Central 
Dauphin School District in Harrisburg 
where she was the department chair for 
school health ser\'ices. 

The Rev. Lorelei Floyd Bach '71 is pastor 
of the new Methodist Russian mission of the 
Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the 
LInited Methodist Church. In addition, she 
is pastor of the Neshamony United 
Methodist Church in Hulmeville. 

Barry E. Fry '71 plays guitar and bass in the 
swing bands Let's Dance and Swing Fever. 

Charlene Tice McCabe '72 is administrative 
director (laboratory) at the Caritas Carney 
Hospital in Dorchester, Mass. 

Cheryl Kirk Noll '72 illustrated the interi- 
ors of the Doll Hospital Series books pub- 
lished bv Scholastic Inc. 

Allison C. Smith '72 is a general music 
teacher at Junior High West in the 
Boyertown Area School District. 

Charles G. Zerbe '72 is president of the 
Lewisburg Rotar\' Club. His wife, Nancy 
Lawton Zerbe '74, is secretary of the 
Susquehanna Valley Branch of the American 
Association of Universin- Women. 

Cynthia L. Evans '73 received the Pine Tree 
Award for significant contributions and 
impact on the field of medical technology in 
the Noftheast from the Northeast profession- 
al societies of the American Medical 
Technologists, the Clinical Laborator)- 
Management Association, and the American 
Society for Clinical Laboratory Science. 

Principal Joseph A. Gargiulo '73 recently 
completed a four-year study of the West 
Shore School District middle schools and 
chaired the committee that recommended 
changes to the four middle schools. The 
school board adopted the changes that were 
implemented duting the 2002-2003 school 

As transit operations manager for Loudon 
Counn'S Office of Transportation Sen.-ices in 
Virginia, Nancy Hostetter Gourley '73 
oversees all aspects of the commuter bus con- 

After 23 years with the Phoenix\'ille Area 
YMCA, Linda Scharf Petrecca '73 is now 

the director of human resources with the 
Brand^ine Valley YMCA. 

Robert Griffith '74 is district sales manager 
for the power distribution company 
SunSource at their Savage, Minn., location. 

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Alumni Weekend 2003 


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5 p.m. - 7 p.m. 


Fauit Lounge, Miind College Center 

5 p.m. - 7 p.m. 
Welcome Picnic 

Under the Tent, Social Quad 

7 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

Rehearsals: Jazz, Choir and Band 

Blair Music Center 

9 p.m. 

Tent Party 

Under the Tent, Social Quad 


8 a.m. - 8 p.m. 

Faust Lounge, Mund College Center 

8 a.m. - 9 a.m. 
Continental Breakfast 

Faust Lounge, Mund College Center 

9 a.m. - 11 a.m. 

Rehearsals: Jazz, Choir and Band 
Blair Music Center 

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
College Book Store Open 
Lower Level, Mund College Center 

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Picnic Lunch 

Under the Tent, Social Quad 


Golf Tournament 

Golf Course to be determined 

1 p.m. 

Cooking On The Go 

Underground, Mund College Center 

1 p.m. - 3 p.m. 

Rehearsals: Jazz, Choir and Band 

Blair Music Center 

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

Tour the LVC Arboretum 

Meet in front of Mund College Center 

6 p.m. - 8 p.m. 
Clam Bake 

Under the Tent, Social Quad 

8 p.m. 

Jazz Concert 

Lutz Hall, Blair Music Center 

9 p.m. 

Tent Party/Reception 

Under the Tent, Social Quad 


8 a.m. - 9 a.m. 
Continental Breakfast 

Faust Lounge, Mund College Center 

8 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Faust Lounge, Mund College Center 

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
College Bookstore Open 
Lower Level, Mund College Center 
9 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 
Rehearsals: Choir and Band 
Blair Music Center 

9 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 
Class of '53 Breakfast 
Zimmerman Recital Hall 
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 
Music Recording Technology 
Program and Tour 

Blair Music Center, for all ages 

10 a.m. 
Campus Tours 

Meet in front of Mund College Center 

10:30 a.m. 

Class Photos for '43 and '48 

Gazebo on Social Quad 

Located beside Mund College Center 

11 a.m. 

Awards Ceremony and 

Recognition Rally 

Leedy Theater, Mund College Center 


Carmean Society Annual Luncheon 

West Dining Room, Mund College Center 

Noon - 1:30 p.m. 

Picnic/B-B-Q Lunch 

Under the Tent, Social Quad 

1:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. 

Dress Rehearsal: Choir and Band 

Blair Music Center 

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

Community Music Institute: Preschool 

Music Activities 

Blair Music Center, for ages 3-6 

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
Community Music Institute: 
The Science of Music 

Blair Music Center, for ages 7-9 

2:30 p.m. 

Alumni Baseball Game 

McGill Field 

3:30 p.m. 

Class Photographs for '58, '63, '68, 

'73, '78, '83 

Gazebo on Social Quad 

Located beside Mund College Center 

3 p.m. - 5 p.m. 

Hospitality Tent 

Social Quad 

5 p.m. 

Under the Tent, Social Quad 

6 p.m. 

Reunion Dinners 

8 p.m. 

Choir and Band Concert 
Lutz Hall, Blair Music Center 

9 p.m. 

Dessert Reception 
Uruier the Tent, Social Quad 


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

Lobby, Mund College Center 

8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. 

Continental Breakfast 

Faust Lounge, Mund College Center 

9 a.m. 

Church Service 

Annville United Methodist Church 

There are three easy ways to register for 

Alumni Weel^end 2003: 

• Online at 

• By phone: 1-800-ALUMLVC or 717-867-6320 

• By mail using the brochure you received 
(call the Alumni Office if you need a copy) 

Reservations must be received by 
FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2003. 

If you have not yet registered as a participant 
in the music reunion, you may still do sol 
Call the Alumni Office for more information. 

The Benefits of 


McCarthy ( 1998) defines inclusion as "placing students with disabilities 
in the regular classrooms of their home schools with their age and grade 
peers to the maximum extent possible" (p. 1 16). In an inclusive model, spe- 
cial education and related services are brought to the child in the inclusive 
setting, rather than requiring the child to go to a segregated setting to 
receive services. 

Federal law, since 1975, has required that students with disabilities be 
educated with their peers without disabilities to the greatest extent possi- 
ble. Fortunately, research shows that educating children with and without 
disabilities together benefits students and teachers alike. 
Inclusion benefits students with disabilities by 
increasing their academic growth. Acceleration in com- 
munication skills among elementary students with dis- 
abilities has been documented as well. Improved social 
skills and increased fi-iendships with peers without dis- 
abilities are also supported by research. 

While fewer studies are available to address the aca- 
demic achievement of students without disabilities in 
inclusive classrooms, longitudinal studies indicate that 
students without disabilities in an inclusive environment 
achieve as well as, and in some cases significantly better 
than, peers without disabilities in other general educa- 
tion classrooms. These students tend to demonstrate a 
greater concern for others and a greater acceptance of all 
people. Studies document that students without disabili- 
ties who are educated in classrooms with peers with dis- 
abilities develop positive attitudes toward their peers with disabOities and 
are more likely to develop friendships with them. 

Teachers benefit from an inclusive model when special education and 
regular education teachers work together in general education classrooms 
to provide necessary support for students with disabilities. Special educa- 
tion teachers can assist with adapting instruction to meet the unique needs 
of each student, ongoing assessments of all students, and creating and 
implementing behavioral interventions. The professional skills of all teach- 
ers have been shown to improve when they are given the opportunity to 
plan and conduct their work as part of a team. 

Personally and professionally, I support teaching children with and 
without disabilities together in their home schools to the greatest extent 
possible. As a parent of school-age children, I observe my children accept- 
ing their peers with disabilities as classmates and friends. The opportunity 
for students with and without disabilities to be educated together better pre- 
pares all children and youth to be productive, caring members of society. 

Editor's Note: Dr. George is writing in response to "Classroom Lessons," an 
article that appeared in The Valley, Fall 2002 (pp. 10-13). Dr. George used sever- 
al sources in addition to McCarthy, M. M. (1998, Spring). "Inclusion of chil- 
dren with disabilities: Seeking the appropriate balance." Educational Horizons, 
pp. 1 16-1 19. For these sources or for additional research sources on inclusion, 
please contact Dr. George at 

Dr. George, LVC assistant 
professor of education, 
is the director of special 
education at the College. 

Dr. Robert Harbaugh '74 is leaving the 
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in 
Lebanon, N.H., to assume the position of 
professor and chairman of the Pennsylvania 
State LIniversiry College of Medicine 
Department of Neurosurgery in Hershey. 

Mark E. Jurman '74 is a cell and molecular 
biologist with Momenta Pharmaceuticals in 
Cambridge, Mass. 

Jill Greenstein McDaniel '74 is compliance 
manager with State Farm Insurance in 
Granville, Ohio. 

Electronic Data Systems has named William 
H. Phifer '74 an EDS Fellow. Only 20 out 
of some 140,000 employees hold this distinct 
honor given to the corporation's "most inno- 
vative thought leaders in recognition of their 
exceptional achievements. " 

Dr. John B. Dickenson '76 received the 
Chairman's Award for E.xcellence from Air 
Products and Chemicals Inc. John and a 
coworker received the award for their role in 
transforming a troubled company into one of 
Air Products most profitable businesses. 

Ellen Gottlieb Snader '76 is a buyer for the 
Carriage Room at Doneckers of Ephrata. 

In March 2002, the United States Marine 
Corps promoted John J. Harvey '77 to colonel. 
John is assistant chief of staff, G-3, at Marine 
Corps headquarters in New Orleans, La. 

Timothy A. Jenks '77 is director of music at 
First Presbyterian Church in Northport, 
Wyo. His wife, Deborah Margolf Jenks '79, 

is the organist. 

Fred E. Longenecker '77 is director of regu- 
latory development, Drug Regulatory Affairs, 
for Amersham Health in Princeton, N.J. His 
wife, LuAnn Flickinger Longenecker '77. is 
head of the early childhood department at 
Westminster Conservatory of Music, the 
communiry division of Westminster Choir 
College, in Princeton, N.J. 

Under the direction of Gail Seitzinger '77. the 
advanced handbell choir at Eastern Regional 
High School in Voorhees, NJ., was awarded 
the 200 1 Exemplary Handbell Program by the 
American Guild of English Handbell Ringers. 
Eastern Regional was the only high school bell 
choir to receive the award. 

Joan Feeman Zeiter '77 is a trainer with 
Fairmont Training Services in Frederick. 

Ronald R. Afflebach '78 is assistant director 
of human resources for Charlestown County 
government in South Carolina. 

The Rev. David L. Brinker '78 is senior pas- 
tor at Stewartstown United Methodist Church. 

22 The Valley 

Tracy E. Allgier- Baker '79 is director of con- 
tinuing education lor Penn State Universir.''s 
College of Medicine at the Hershev Medical 
Center. Her husband, Paul B. Baker 79. is 

managing editor of the Lebanon Daily News 
and lay assisting minister at St. Mark's 
Lutheran Church in .■\nnville. 

The Rev. D. Wayne Bender 79 is acting exec- 
uti%e director of the PennsvKania Hardwood 
Development Council for the Penns\lvania 
Department of ,\griculture. His work as a hard- 
woods development specialist has taken him to 
China, Germanv and South Korea to promote 
PennsvKania s hardwood industn; 

Warren A. Horbal 79 is in sales and a driver 
tor Downcast Coffee Co. in Bangor, Maine. 

Denise Eiler Schwenk 79 is a social worker 
with the Beaufort Count)' School District on 
Hilton Head Island, S.C. 

Joan H. Squires 79 is president ot the Omaha 
Performing Am Societv- in Omaha, Neb. 

David W. Swartz 79 is an attorne}' with Stexens 
&; Lee in Reading. Da\ids area of practice 
includes corporate finance and capital markets. 



Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti '81 is completing 
his second vear as assistant superintendent ot 
the Xeshaminy School District in 
Langhorne. He and his wife, Lisa Naples 
Boccuti '82, enjoy giving private music les- 
sons in their "Boccuti Studio of Music" and 
performing on their woodwind instruments. 

.\fter spending 10 vears as a stay-at-home 
mom, Linda Tyrrell Bolasky '81 recentlv 
returned to the classroom as a part-time 
fourth-grade teachers aide. 

Susan E. Friesw\'k '81 is president of the 
Maryland Choral Society. She is a human 
resources specialist at the National Institutes 
of Health. 

Steven R. Miller, Esq., '81 is an assistant 
professor and public ser\'ices director at the 
Ohio Northern Universirv School of Law. 
Over the past nine years, he has served the 
university as a lecturer and law librarian. 

Darlene Miller Hein '82 is director of chil- 
dren's and youth music at the Neffsville 
Mennonite Church. Darlene also supports 
the church's new casual worship service. 

On March l4, 2002, Alec Puketza '82 and 
his wife, /Vllison, welcomed daughter .Abigail 
Kincaid into their family. 

Marilyn Wolfe Knott '82, and her husband, 
Dilwyn, welcomed third child Kevin John 
into their familv. 

Lac Lojigson '89 (r.) returned to Vietnam after 
a 22-year absence. Family members who 
joined him on the tiostalgic adventure were 
(from left) his wife, Cindy: bis mother, Nhieii 
Npiyen; and his sons, Sean and Nicholas. 




LAC LONGSON 89 remembered post-war Vietnam in 1980 as a 
place rife with political persecution. There was little opportunity to travel, 
meet with friends or worship freely. Life was so oppressive in fact, that 14- 
year-old Longson and 45 of his family members crowded into a 45-foot fish- 
ing boat to escape, braving high seas and Thai pirates with only a compass 
to guide them. They went first to Indonesia and then to the U.S. 

But in June 2002, Longson decided it was time to go back to visit the 
family and friends he had left behind. Along with his wife, Cindy (a native of 
Ho Chi Minh City), his two young sons Sean and Nicholas, his mother, 
Nhieu, and his 101-year-old grandmother, Longson spent a month traveling 
in his hometown of Vung Tau and throughout Vietnam, finding that it had 
changed a lot for the better. 

"It's much more open now," he explained. "There's more privatization, 
more small businesses, more freedom. You still have to watch what you 
say, but it's much better. Back then, we were worried about just meeting 
basic needs." 

Longson was surprised at how hard it was for him to feel at home in his 
native land. "I thought I could adapt, but 1 didn't. It was very hot, the roads 
there are bad. there's a lack of traffic regulation and sanitation. I'm much 
more Americanized than I thought." 

Although he and his wife still speak fluent Vietnamese, he said people 
could still tell he wasn't a local. But, he noted, "they like foreigners. 
[Foreigners] talk and act differently, people know they're bringing money to rel- 
atives, and they tip well. Compared to Malaysia, Singapore or Indonesia, 
Vietnam is very safe due to the absence of terrorist activities. There are a lot 
of Westerners there, and the country is very accommodating." 

Heather Robino is a Downingtown-based freelance writer. 

Susan E. Laverj' '83 and Joseph S. Stephen 
were married on December 3, 1999. Susan 
adopted Joseph's son, Sidney Farris II, on 
June 29, 2000. She is a substitute teacher at 
St. Rose Academy in Birmingham. .\la. 
Editor's Note: The above information was pre- 
viously submitted for publication, but regret- 
tably omitted. 

Martin P. Werkheiser '83 is owner of 
Werkheisers Woodworking in Harley,sville. 
He specializes in custom-made, handcrafted 
wooden furniture, jewelrv boxes, frames, and 
other wood-crafted items. 

In September 2002. Maj. John A. Da\ion '84 

of the LInited States .Army Reserve was mobi- 
lized in support of Operation Enduring 
Freedom. A detachment commander with the 
4^0th Civil .■\ffairs Battalion (.Airborne), John is 
currendy stationed in Central .Asia. TTie 4^0th 
C\ is a Speci.ll Operations Command unit that 
provides humanitarian assistance to ci\ilians 
affeaed bv war. and assists L'nconvenrional 
Warfare units in dieir interaction with indige- 
nous p«iple. His wife, Michelle Smith Dajlon 
'84, sav-s John would love to hear from his fbr- 
mer L\'C classmates and can be reached by e- 
mail at iohn.da\ion(? 

Spring 2003 23 



'After her first year; 
Mbah '99 woSm article for The Vatley, SpmifSiSf'f Kisl 
yoitten just prior to her return to the U.S. 


>shot etched on every cell of my being. Colors so vivid you 
in feel them. Little children with skin gleaming like honey- 
boated chocolate laughing, playing a game of soccer against 
I the purple velvet twilight. This is the best side of Africa 
inted itself on my soul, all harmony, peace and light. But I've 
also seen the worst in my two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in 
Cameroon — corruption, poverty and death. I won't describe them for 
you. The Western media paints a grim enough picture of Africa as it is and 
I don't want to promote those stereotypes. 

Let me just say that Africa, at her best and worst, has shown me 
America and myself at our best and worst. You never truly gain perspec- 
tive on your own culture until you live in another one. Only then can you 
really appreciate the strengths of your native land while also understand- 
ing the things that need to change. Only then can you really accept your 
own identity, at the very moment when it grows into something beyond 
just you. 

Now that I understand what it means to be American, that is no longer 
completely what I am. The best and worst of Cameroon has worked itself 
into my life. The best even more so because I married a Cameroonian. In 
his eyes, 1 will always see the colors of my life in another country and I 
will never be the same. In the end, I will come home to the best and worst 
of my own culture. No matter what is different or what has stayed the 
same, the USA is where I belong. Even so, a part of me will always stay 
in Africa, watching the children laugh in the purple velvet twilight. 

Karlin Schroeder Mbah '99 will be returning to New York City on July 1. 
She plans to attend graduate school to work on both a master's degree 
In social work and a law degree. She then plans to pursue a career in 
the international health care field. 

Barbara Ried Holler '84 is business analysis 
manager with Eastman Kodak Corporation 
in Camp HilL 

Wayne C. Meyer '84 is district sales manag- 
er for Binney & Smith in Chicago, III. 

Richard D. Underwood '84 is multiplex 
service manager for Manitowol Beverage 
Equipment in Sellersburg, Ind. 

Voith Turbo Inc. promoted Karen Milliken 
Young '84 to manager of human resources 
and corporate image at its corporate head- 
quarters in York. 

George R. Cicotte '85 is a health physicist for 
the Ohio Department of Health in Columbus. 

Linda A. Emerson '85 is a software quality 
analyst for Honeywell Technology Solutions 
Inc. in Columbia, Md. 

Elizabeth Gross Swartz '85 is owner of 
Legends Fine Art in Livingston, Mont. 

On March 25, 2002, Steven M. Weddle '85 

and his wife, Amy, welcomed a third daugh- 
ter, Claudia Rose, into their family. 

KPMG, LLP, promoted Jeffi-ey E. Boland '86 

to senior manager of their Harrisburg office. 

Lisa A. Miele '86 is a controller for 
Manhattan Transfer Miami, a provider of 
postproduction services to the international 
advertising, broadcast and production indus- 
tries located in Miami Beach, Fla. 

Eve Lindemuth Bodeux '87 and her hus- 
band, Reynold, announce the birth of their 
first child, Luke Alaska Jean-Maurice, on 
October 19, 2002. 

Glen M. Bootay '87 is a data/IP sales execu- 
tive for AT&T's government division for 

Laura Mehlman Crowley '87 is marketing 
representative for MBS Textbook Exchange 
with headquarters in Columbia, Mo. 

Ingrid B. Peterson '87 is on the executive 
board of Alpha Delta Kappa, an honorary 
society for female educators. 

Drew R. Williams '87 is director of market- 
ing and corporate relations for the American 
College Personnel Association in Washington, 
D.C. ACPA is an association of student 
affairs administrators and faculty with the 
National Center for Higher Education. 

On August 10, 2002, Deborah L. Pike '88, 

'95 and George Smith were married in 

Karen M. Good '88 is a first-grade teacher 
at Forge Elementary School in Palmyra. 

24 The Valley 

On April 16, 2002, Joanne Hoflfman 

Hunter '88 and her husband, I homas, wel- 
comed daughter Cara into their tamily. 

Steven J. Smith '88 is general manager tor 
Worldwide Flight Ser\'ices at the Philadelphia 
International Airport. 

Margaret Green Halko '89 is a teacher tor 
the Ridlev School District in Ridley Park. 

Christine Richmond Hower '89 was 

inducted into the Pi Alpha Alpha National 
Honor Societ)' for the tleld ot public affairs 
and public administration. Christine is pur- 
suing a masters degree in public administra- 
tion at the Harrisburg campus ot Penn State 

David P. Myers '89 is a senior analytical 
chemist with Eli Lillv and Company in 
Lafayette, Ind. 



Dr. James F. Dillman III '90 is an investiga- 
tor with the U.S. Arm\- .Medical Research 
Institute ot Chemical Detense. His research 
deals with developing medical treatments for 
soldiers exposed to chemical weapons. 

Arran "Chuck " Adams '90 is project manager 
tor Capital One Finance in Clen .Allen. Va. 

Thomas R. Ball '90 and his wife, Michelle, 
recently welcomed daughter Emily into their 
tamily. Thomas is the president ot Thomas 
Ball Entertainment, a full-service talent and 
entertainment production company located 
in Hershey. 

Wendy S. Bord '90 and William Hamer III 
were married on May 31, 2002. Wendy is an 
elementary teacher with the Elizabethtown 
Area School District. 

Bradley R Boyer '90 is vice president of 
shareholder communications for SmartMail 
Services in Atlanta, Ga. 

On September 5, 2001, Tamara Hudish 
Powell '90 and her husband. Ken, welcomed 
a son, Dustin Blaine, into their family. 

Vascular surgeon Dr. Sherry D. Scovell '90 

is director ot endovascular surgen,- at Beth 
Israel Deaconess .Medical Center in Boston, 
.Mass., and an instructor ot surgery at 
Harvard Medical School. 

Kevin Arnold '91, along with a partner, 
opened A Comprehensive Insurance .Agency, 
Inc., in New Cumberland. Kevins wife, 
Glenda Shetter Arnold '88. is a stay-at- 
home mom. They have three children. 

Karen E. Beres '91 is a professor at the 

Shaun McGinty '02 (second j 
special education teacher, third throu^ sixth 
grades, at Nanaikapono Elementary School 
in Hawaii. Kevin Eiker '02 teaches second 
grade math at Nanaikapono and Gretchen 
Mall '01 will be joining them in June. 

North Carolina School ot the .^rts in 

On May 6, 2002, Kristen L. Curran, 
Ph.D., '91 and her husband, Carl A. Strayer, 
welcomed son Casey Curran Straver into 
their family. 

April Homing Hershey '91 is principal ot 
Reamstown Elementary School in the 
Cocalico School District. April is pursuing a 
doctoral degree trom Duquesne University'. 

William H. Horst '91 is a laboratory tech- 
nologist at Millersville University-. Bill 
received a master's degree in technology edu- 
cation and the 2000 International 
Technolog)' Education Association's Donald 
Maley Spirit ot Excellence Outstanding 
Graduate Student Citation. He is involved 
with the design of a new industrial technolo- 
gy center at Millersville, as well as public 
relations and recruitment. 

Jennifer Devine Marx '91 and her husband, 
Joseph A. Marx '93, announced the birth ot 
their second child, Ethan loseph, on August 
20, 2002. 

Joyce Attix Mentzer '91 and her husband, 
Todd A. Mentzer '91, welcomed Nicholas 
Todd, their second child, on .\ugust 16, 

Kathryn Guindon Tisdei '91 is president ot 
the Florida chapter ot the .-Vmerican Fisheries 
Society'. Kathy is a research scientist for the 
Florida Marine Research Institute and is cur- 
rently working on a Florida Pompano lite- 
history study. 

R. Douglas Brown '92 and his wife, 
Cjuincvere, welcomed son Riley (not Douglas 
as previously reported) into their family on 
February 12, 2002. 

R. Hille Craig '92 is an elementary-specific, 
learning-disabled teacher for the 
Hillsborough Count)' School District in 
Tampa, Fla. 

In October 2002, Philip J. Nourie '92 cele- 
brated the tirst anniversary of his firm 
Nourie Public Relations, Inc., by opening 
new offices in midtown Manhattan, N.Y. 
The firm, with a satellite office in Toronto, 
Canada, serves a variety of clients from 
Fortune 500 companies to private individu- 
als. Their website recently won a design 
award. Phil, the president of the company, 
recently moved to Greenwich, Conn., to be 
near the water. He also continues to play the 
trumpet tor tun. 

Christa M. Wachinski '92 is behavior man- 
agement coordinator for Srep-by-Step Inc., a 
non-profit corporation in Bethlehem that 
provides support to individuals with mental 
and physical disabilities. 

Timothy P. Butz '93 is principal at 
Schoeneck Elementary School in the 
Cocalico School District. Tim is also the ele- 
mentary' mathematics coordinator and tech- 
nology' administrative contact for the district. 

John J. DiGilio Jr. '93, legal and business 
research librarian/instructor for Kirkpatrick 
& Lockhart in Pittsburgh, has been named 
one of this year's "40 Under 40" by 
Pittsburgh Magazine and WQED. John is 
president of the Pittsburgh chapter of the 
Special Libraries .Association and a member 
of the Western Pennsylvania Law Libraries 

Dr. Amy Batman Fallon '93 and her hus- 
band, Curtis, welcomed first child Kyle 
Morgan into their family on November 1, 

On October IS, 2002, Dr. Lori Folk- 
Barron '93 and her husband, .Michael, wel- 
comed first child Jillian Renee into their 

Stacy HoUenshead Garonzik '93 is 

owner/operator of SRG Nutrition Inc. in 
Camp Hill. .^ sports nutritionist, Stacy spent 
the summer ot 2002 in Greece, Italy and 
Spain providing wellness seminars to various 
European-based companies. 

Kelly Lawrence Glancy '93 is a research 
assistant tor Eisai Inc., a human health care 
company, in Triangle Park. N.C. Kelly is a 
black belt in Okinawan Kenpo and Kobudo 
Karate and a yellow belt/green tip in Karate 

Spring 2003 25 





Christine Lengle Joyner '93 is a reading 
recover)' teacher for Wilson County Schools 
in North Carolina. 

On December 3 1 , 200 1 , Jennifer Carter 
Long '93 and her husband, Mark, welcomed 
third daughter Charlotte into their family. 

Recently, Beth I. Moyer '93 and Daniel A. 
Heim were married in Calvary Bible 
Fellowship Church in Reading. Beth is a 
music instructor at The King's Academy in 

Jeffrey F. Peter M'93 is assistant director ot 
engineering services tor Random House Inc. 
in Westminster, Md. 

On September 8, 2001, Khristian D. 
Snyder '93 and Lori A. Kreiser were married. 

R. Thomas Stone '93 is principal of H.C. 
Burgard Elementary School in the Manheim 
Central School District. 

Malissa Noll Weikel '93 earned a certificate 
in desktop publishing from the Pennsylvania 
School of Art and Design and is employed 
by Security' Search ,ind Abstract in the 
Philadelphia area. 

In August 2002, Melissa A. Fleegal '94 

received a doctoral degree in biomedical sci- 
ences from the Universit)' ot Florida. 

David B. Fromholt '94 is a senior techni- 
cian with Johns Hopkins School ot Medicine 
in Baltimore, Md. His wife, Susan Bugash 
Fromhoh '94, also works at Johns Hopkins 
as a research technician. 

Patricia M. LandolH '94 is vice principal ot 
Reynolds Middle School in Hamilton 
Township, N.J. She received a master's degree 
in administration and supervision from 
Georgian Court College in May 2001. 

Mark A. Layser '94 received a master's 
degree in business administration from Penn 
State University. He is currently pursuing a 
post-graduate certificate in logistics and sup- 
ply chain management, also from Penn State. 

Dawn Steffy Ruth '94 is assistant director ot 
nursing at Lancister Regional Medical Center. 

Kristin A. Sagun '94 is a graduate extetn at 
Temple University Counseling Center. She is 
a doctotal student in the counseling psychol- 
og)' program at Temple. 

On September 26, 2002, Teresa Maria 
Scianna '94 and Matthew H. Gonder were 
married at Sandals in Antigua. Teresa is a 
case manager with the Department of Public 
Welfare in Reading. 

Matthew St. Georges '94 is body shop manager 
at NW Hills Dcilcrships in Torrington, Conn. 

On April 14, 2002, Raymond M. 'Wimer 

'94 and Elizabeth Tallo were married at 
Settler's Inn in Bingham Park, Hawley. 
Raymond is an assistant professor of retail 
and consumer management for the College 
of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse 
Universit)' in New York. 

On September 4. 2002, Celia Billman 
Domines '95 and her husband, A.J., wel- 

Dedication of the NEW GYMNASIUM 

Saturday, October 4, 2003 

A MEANINGFUL EVENT to usher in a new era at the Valley will 
take place among this year's Oktoberfest Weekend festivities: the for- 
mal dedication of the new gymnasium currently under construction on 
the southeast side of the Heilman Center. After the Homecoming foot- 
ball game, a special ceremony to commemorate the completion of the 
Dutchmen's brand-new home will begin the festivities. Following the 
dedication there will be a celebration party in the Arnold Sports Center 
for alumni, parents, students and friends. 

The gym's completion will accomplish the College's goal of consolidating 
all student recreation and athletic facilities on the North Campus. The 
new 36,000-square-foot facility will provide an impressive arena for 
intercollegiate competition with seating for 1,550 spectators, a 36 
percent increase over the seating capacity of the Lynch Gymnasium. 
Visit the new NetCam at for up-to-the- 
minute pictures of the new gymnasium construction. 

comed daughter Lydia Catherine into their 

Jennifer Krysak Emmons '95 is a planning 
and communications associate with 
Integrated Financial Strategies Inc. in B,ala 

David S. Hastings '95 is a teacher with the 
Cecil County Public Schools in Elkton, Md., 
and a seasonal park ranger at Susquehanna 
State Park in Jarrettsville, Md. 

Mark W. Henry '95 and his wife, Judy, wel- 
comed second child Nicholas William into 
their family on September 4, 2002. 

On January 24, 2002, Heather E. Hurst '95 

welcomed son Dawson Leif into her tamilv. 

On Septembet 7, 2002, Deborah S. 
HeidJauf '95 and John Ressler were married 
at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Columbia. 
Deborah is executive assistant to the presi- 
dent ot That Fish Place/That Pet Place in 
Lancaster. She lives in Conestoga with her 
husband and stepdaughter, Lauren. 

Tracey Light Werner '95 is assistant market- 
ing manager tor Hershev Foods Corporation 
in Hershev. 

Kimberly Katcavage Wertz '95 is assistant 
music director and coordinator of Youth 
Christian Formation at St. Luke's Church in 
East Greenwich, R.l. Her husband, Deric A. 
Wertz '96, is program director for the 
Narragansett Council of the Boy Scouts ot 
America based in Horseheads, N.Y. 

Jidia Alander Albright '96 received a mits- 
ter's degree in education trom Wilkes 
L'niversity. She is a teacher in the Central 
Dauphin School District in Harrisburg. Her 
husband, Christopher E. Albright '99, is 
sports editor tor the Upper Dauphin Sentitiel 
in Millersburg and a member of the 
Marysville Borough Council. 

Karen Paul Bien '96 is qualit)' manager for 
Siemens Medical Systems in Malvern. 

On July 23, 2002, Alexandra Hummer 
Black '96 and her husband, John M. Black 

'97, welcomed daughter Lydia Katherine into 
their family. John is an ordained reader and 
choir directof at Holy Trinirv' Orthodo.x 
Church in Pottstown. 

Jennifer S. Davis, D.M.D., '96 has joined 
Dr. Frederick S. Johnson ot Cleona as an 
associate in the practice of cosmetic and gen- 
eral dentistrv'. 

The marriage ot Paula K. Hepler '96 and 

Stephen J. Pittenger took place recently at 
the historic Peace Church in Hampden 
Township. Paula is a financial analyst with 
Pennsylvania Blue Shield in Camp Hill. 

26 The Valley 

Emedio Marchozzi '96 is laboratory' supen i- 
sor {or Merck ,ind Co. in '^'est Point. 

Ronald T. Miller '96 is a computer program- 
mer tor Rite Aid Corporation in Etters. 

Sgt. Justin M. Motz '96 is assigned to the 
L'.S. Department of Homeland Security. 

A. Andriy Montero '96 is manager ot mar- 
keting tor PPL Gas Utilities in .Allentown. 

Elizabeth A. Palmer '96 is audit supervisor 
for Kuntz Lesher LLP, Certified Public 
Accountants & Consultants in Lancaster. 
Elizabeth is a member of Lancaster Young 
Professionals and Pennsylvania Institutes of 
Certified PubHc Accountants, and she is on 
the board ot directors tor the Arch Street 
Center and the Lancaster Osteopathic Health 

Adrian S. Portland '96 is a biologv- teacher in 
the Reading School District. 

Anne V. Seals '96 is a licensed social worker tor 
Pennsylvania Counseling Ser\'ices in Lebanon. 

On September l4, 2002, Danielle E. 
Zimmerman '96 and Craig A. Miller were 
married at St. Joan ot Arc Roman Catholic 
Church in Hershev. Danielle is a bank manag- 
er with Farmers & Mechanics Bank in 
Columbia, Md. 

Marc V. Attivo '97 is senior site administrator 
tor M&M Mars in Elizabethtown. 

Tamara Y. Demmy '97 and Robert Weaver 
were married on June 1, 2002, in Lancaster. 
Tammy is a sales account representative for 
Wild Bill's Foods Inc. in Lancaster. 

Brandon W. Flatley '97 is teaching at 
Stroudsburg High School and pursuing a 
master's degree. He is married to Ann 
Webster-Flatley '99. 

After successfully completing the required 
nine examinations, Scott E. Henck '97 is a 
tellow of the Casualty' Actuarial Society. He is 
a senior actuarial assistant at Chubb Group ot 
Insurance Companies in Mechanicsburg. 

Daniel P. Henderson '97 is the drummer tor 
Mr. Downstairs, a hea\y rock band that per- 
forms in the Ithaca/Central New York area. 

On September l4, 2002, Christina 
Hinderliter Hoke '97 and her husband, 
Andy, welcomed a third child, Philip W'eslev. 
into their family. 

Brian C. Hughes '97 is assistant marketing 
manager at Oxford L'niversitv Press-USA in 
New York City, N.Y. 

On November 2, 2002, Mather B. Hutchens 

M'97 and his wife, Sybil, welcomed second 
daughter Sheridan into their family. 

"IT WAS THE RIGHT MOMENT for eventhing to happen," Cheryl Kilhe&ier '03 

recalled. Last fall, Kiihefner was one of three students who won LVC's Concerto- 
Aria Competition and earned the privilege of playing in the L\'C Symphony 
Orchestra Concerto-Aria concert in February. 

Kiihefner had wanted to play her piece, the first movement of Schumann's 
Concerto in A Minor, for the Concerto-Aria during her junior year, but she didn't 
feel ready so she played it for her piano recital instead that year. She then let the 
piece go until the spring of 2002, when she decided to prepare it for the com- 

"I didn't care if 1 won," Kiihefner said. "I just wanted to play my piece. It's 
really beautiful, and 1 wanted to share that with everyone else." Despite this feel- 
ing, she was still e.xcited when she discovered she had won. 

"It's such an honor," Kiihefner added. 

While Kiihefner said that the orchestra ser\'es as the accompanist for each of the 
three performers, "the special thing about this piece is that it is more of a duet with 
the orchestra. There are a lot of parts where we echo each other. There's a lot of 
give and take. We really have to listen to each other," Kiihefner noted. 

Kiihefner memorized her piece, about 14 minutes long, which she said is 
standard for major performances. "I'm more comfortable ha\ing the music 
memorized, because that means I really know it," she added. 

After the performance, Kiihefner said, "The concert went really well tor all 
three of us. I think we were all pleased." 

Kiihefner auditioned for Westminster Choir College earlier this spring, 
where she hopes to earn her master's degree in sacred music with a concentration 
in piano, 

Justin Buer '04 and LesUe Kerchner '05 were also named as winners in the 
competition, and both were also selected to play with the National Wind 
Ensemble at Carnegie Hall in New York City in May. 

Editor's Note: For more on Buer and Kerchner, please see page 36. 

Lisa Landis '04 is an English communications and political science 
major. She is the features editor for La Vie Collegienne and will 
be co-editor next year. 

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As a young girl growing up in Tbilisi, Georgia, Natalia Antelava '02 
dreamed about being a journalist. At 15, she wrote for one of the local 
papers, emulating her journalist father. Living in a country that won its 
independence from the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, Antelava was able to wit- 
ness the danger and the thrill of being a reporter. "My father was a journalist dur- 
ing very exciting times. Watching him work and seeing the difference that his 
work made," she said, led her to pursue her dream. 

Antelava first came to the United States as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student in 
1996. Two years later, she returned to attend Lebanon Valley College, but her love 
of adventure and travel did not keep her in Annville for long. Taking advantage of 
LVC's study-abroad opportunities, Antelava spent the fall semester of her sopho- 
more year studying in Cambridge, England. Then, it was on to Senegal, West Africa, 
to the University of Dakar for her junior year on a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. 

While researching internships available in Senegal, Antelava traveled to London 
for an interview with the British Broadcasting Company (BBC)/African Service. 
Although an internship was not available, the BBC invited her to work for them 
as a full-fledged correspondent. In addition to filing stories with the BBC in 
Dakar, she began writing articles for United Press International (UPI). Antelava 's 
dream was under way before she even graduated from college. 

Before returning to LVC for her senior .;•,,. 

year, Antelava spent time in Washington, 

D.C., as a television/radio producer for 

the BBC's Washington Bureau. Although 

the media outlets are very different, 

"both require creativity," she said. 

"Radio is more technical but you get 

to work with all kinds of sounds. With 

writing, you have to make people feel, 

smell and hear by using nothing but 


Natalia Antelava '02 conducts an interview in 
Touba, an Islamic town in Central Senegal, in 
her role as an international journalist. 

Today, Antelava is a freelance reporter 
whose work has been used by the 
BBC, NPR, UPI and T/me magazine 
(Europe edition). She completed a 30-minute documentary on West Africa Muslim 
brotherhood in New York City for the BBC, which aired on the first anniversary of 
9/11. Her UPI feature stories on hostages held in a Moscow theater and the con- 
troversial Pankisi Gorge in her native Georgia appeared in the VJashmgion Times. 

"I am absolutely positive I would never be where I am now had it not been for 
those study-abroad programs," Antelava noted, "because I don't think in any 
other circumstances we can witness personal growth as rapid and intense as by 
living in other countries." 

Cindy Progin '04 works in the LVC Office of College Relations and 
is pursuing a degree in English communications. She has compiled 
and written The Valley Class Notes section since 1998. 

Nicoletta E. Lagonis '97 is a mobile thera- 
pist tor Pennsylvania Counseling Services. 

On June 2'), 2002, Nicole L. Lancieri '97 
and Jason R. Royer '99 were married at St. 
Peter's Church in Riverside, N.J. Members of 
the wedding party included Gregory 
Steckbeck '99 and Melissa Bleyzgis '97. 
Nicole is an applied behavior specialist with 
Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mt. Holly, 
N.J., and Jason is a rental sales representative 
for Rider in Philadelphia. 

Casey A. Reed '97 is a counselor/teacher 
with the Glen Mills Schools in Concordville. 

Bryn Metcalf Schulte '97 is a teacher tor the 
Centennial School District in Warminster. 

Jason D. Tesche '97 is sales supervisor for 
Caldwell Banker Advantage Ltd. in Hershey. 

On July 1 7, 2002, Jessica Smith Teska '97 
and her husband, Kevin, welcomed daughter 
Abigail Marie into their family. In May 2002, 
Jessica, a second-grade teacher at Valley Park 
Elementar)' School in Valley Park, Mo., 
recei\ed a master's degree in reading. 

Tabitha S. Tobias '97 and Douglas Hummer 
were married recently in Immanuel Methodist 
Church, Cleona. Working as executive assis- 
tant to state Sen. Gibson E. Armstrong in 
Harrisburg, Tabitha is pursuing a master's 
degree in business administration at LVC. 

Christina J. Watts '97 is special 
educator/transition coordinator for the 
Baltimore Academy School in Man,-land. 

Lisa Brandt Widmaier '97 is a second-grade 
teacher at lyrone Elementar)' School. 

On Octobet 25, 2002, Denise Oraboni 

Wildman '97 and her husband, Keith, wel- 
comed son Jack Peter into their family. 
Denise is a second-grade teacher in the 
Manalapan Public Schools in New Jersey. 

Cheryl L. Brand '98 and Robert W. 
Robinson were married on August 24, 2002. 

Nicole Breczewski Castagna '98 is project 
management/training coordinator tor the 
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. 

Michael R. Cooley Sr. '98 is an accountant 
with Highmark in Camp Hill, 

Christopher D. Dean '98 is a German 
teacher at Northampton Area High School in 

On September 14, 2002, Michael J. Duck 
'98 and Kimberly R. Rodgers '98 were mar- 
ried at Trindle Spring Lutheran Church in 
Mechanicsburg. Michael is an associate scien- 
tist with XBL in Plainsboro, N.J. Kimberly is 
a benefits analyst with Dow Jones and 
Company in Princeton, N.J. 

28 The Valley 

Timothy A. Frantz '98 is a law student at 
the Florida C'oastal School of Law in 
Jacksonville, HIa. 

Angela Coval Godfrey '98 is an elementary 
school counselor with the Red Lion Area 
School District. 

Carl H. Graf '98 received an associate's 
degree in multimedia and is an editor and 
graphic artist tor Digital 2(100 in Houston, 

Jodi Weindel Horst '98 is ,i third-grade 
teacher at Ebcnezer Elementar\' School in the 
C'ornwall-Lebanon School District. 

Deborah Hockenbrocht Houck '98 is a 

realtor with Coldwell Banker Homesale 
Ser\ice Group in Lancaster Counrv'. 

Brooke Anderson Jones '98 is a sixth-grade 
language arts teacher tor the Hartord Countv- 
Schools in Mar\"land. 

On July 29, 2002. Douglas L. Kellogg '98 
and his wife, Wendy Bieber Kellogg '98, 

welcomed daughter Alexis Elizabeth into 
their tamily. 

Tracie Gilpin Kortright '98 is a physician's 
assistant with Orthopedic Consultants, LTD, 
in Ephrata. 

Michelle Y. Luecker '98 is a human 
resources generalist with the Pocono Medical 
('enter in East Stroudsburg. 

On July 14, 2000, Leslie Ann Mader '98 

and Raphael Netolizk)- were married in 
Cologne, Germanv. Raphael has taken the 
Mader name. 

Jeanine Schweitzer Metzler '98 is senior 
accountant tor Penske Truck Leasing in 

Miyuki Motegi '98 is an accountant with 
NGK-Locke Inc. in Southtleld, Mich. 

On November 16, 2002, Tina M. Oakes 

'98 and Matthew J. Kelly were married at 
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Enola. 
Tina is a sales representative with Verizon 
Information Services in Harrisburg. 

Beth A. Paul '98 is an attorne\- with Reed 
Smith LLP in PhiLidelphia, 

On September 26, 2001, Jennifer Johnson 
Pearson '98 and her husband, Joseph V. 
Pearson III '98, welcomed daughter Alexis 
into their family. Jennifer is a guidance coun- 
selor at Conestoga Elementary School in 
Lancaster Countv's Penn Manor School 
District. Joe is a biolog)' teacher and tootball 
coach at Solanco High School in Quarr\-\ille. 

Allison Henry Post '98 received a master's 
degree in international business from Temple 

Lfniversit)' in August 2002. Her husband, 
Daniel P. Post '99 completed his final actu- 
arial exam and is now a tellow ot the 
Casualty" Actuarial Societ\-. 

Deneice O. Reider '98 is a fitth-grade 
teacher tor Prince Georges County Public 
Schools in Marvland. 

Michele L. Ruczhak '98, a childrens inren- 
sive case manager tor Communiry Services of 
Devereux, is pursuing a masters degree in 
higher education counseling from Millersville 

Lana M. Schrecengast M'98 is business 
relationship manager at the Bank ot 
Lancaster Counr\'. 

Beth G. Shearer '98 is a neurophysiology- 
technician at the Hershey Medical Center. 

Kierstin Shumate '98 and Bryan Jenkins 
were married on October 26, 2002. 

On August r, 2002, Carrie L. Stull '98 

and Michael Skovrinskie were married. 
Carrie received a masters degree in American 
studies from Penn State Llniversit}- in 
December 2001. 

On Mav 28, 2002, Anni Shockey 
Stotelmyer '98 and her husband, Peter, wel- 
comed son Calvin McGwire into their tamily. 

On June 29, 2002, Heather A. Bair '99 and 

Kevin Kuffa were married at St. John's 
Lutheran Church in Boiling Springs. 
Heather is a sixth-grade teacher at Susquenita 
Middle School in Duncannon. 

Daniel J. Brickley '99 is superintendent of 
the Lebanon Countrv Club. His wife, Gail 
GraefF Brickley '99, is a fifth-grade teacher 
at L'nion Canal Elementary- School in the 
Cornwall-Lebanon School District. 

Brett L. Chottiner '99 is a sales representa- 
tive tor Marvland Screen Printers Inc. in 

William R. Demmel '99 is director ot sales at 
Martin Sprocket & Gear in Arlington, Texas. 

Heather S. Draper '99 is a graduate assis- 
tant at Kutztown L'niversit)- Writing Center 
where she is pursuing a master's degree in 
librarv science. 

On August 2, 2002, Cynthia Ensminger 
Goshom '99 and her husband, Lcighton. 
welcomed son Rile\- James into their tamiU-. 

Christopher E. Hartman '99 is a cancer 
control specialist with the American Cancer 
Society- in Harrisburg. 

On July 27, 2002, Jody L. Jacobetz '99 and 
Andrew J. Huber were married at the 
Avondale Presbvterian Church. Members ot 

the wedding parrv- included Kathryn L. 
Laepple '00, Cheryl D. Lukeski '01 and 
Eugene R. Kelly '01. Pertorming at the cere- 
mony- w as Kate R. Wilson '00. Jody is a law 
student at Widener University in 
Wilmington, Del., and a summer judicial 
law clerk for the Honorable Judge Thomas 
C. Gavin of Chester County. 

Laura Graybeal Kelly '99 is benefits admin- 
istrator for The DePaul Group in Blue Bell. 

Michelle M. Kercher '99 is activities coun- 
selor tor Philhaven Hospital in Palmvra. 

On October 19, 2002, Erika J. Miller '99 
and Timothy Rabuck '01 were married at 
First United Methodist Church in Hanover. 
Erika is a chemist with Lancaster 
Laboratories and Timothy is a controller tor 
the Springwood Golf Club. 

On December 28, 2002, Melissa L. Mowrer 
'99 and Joseph Terch IV '99 were married 
at First English Lutheran Church in 
Columbia. Melissa is a school counselor tor 
the Manheim Township School District. 
Joseph is a special education teacher for the 
Gloucester Ciry- School District in New 
Jersey and a basketball coach at Rowan 
Universir\', where he attends graduate classes. 

Jonathan A. Pentecost '99 is an informarion 
technology technician with Arab World 
Ministries in L'pper Darby. 

Rada V. Popova '99 is a scientist with 
Genetic Therapv Inc. in Gaithersburg, Md. 

On June 22, 2002, Robin J. Reigle '99 and 

Michael T. Fetter w-ere married at the 
Allenberry- Resort Inn and Playhouse in 
Boiling Springs. Robin is a remedial read- 
ing/math teacher for Svlvan Learning 
Systems in Shenandoah. 

Wendy D. Umbarger '99 is a family senices 
coordinator with the Pressley Ridge Schools 
in Tazewell, \'a. 

Amanda R. Warfel '99 is a youth-care work- 
er tor the Lancaster County- Youth 
Intervention Center. 

Amy J. Vituszynski '99 and John D. 
McKelve\- were married recently at Bern 
United Church ot Christ. Bern Township. 
Amv is an elementary- band teacher with the 
Central Dauphin School District at Tri- 
Communirv- Elementan.- School in Bresler- 

On June 8, 2002, Jeremy C. Zettlemoyer 

'99 and Tammy L. Wood were married at 
Trinity- Lutheran Church in Topton. Jeremy 
is an actuarial assistant tor Guardian Lite 
Insurance Company ot :-\ji-ierica in 

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Cheryl A. Amster '00 is a teacher with the 
Lakewood PubHc Schools in New Jersey. 

Kimberly Zang Brewer '00 is a treatment 
specialist with Keystone Residence in 

On June 29, 2002, Ann Musser Davis '00 
and her husband, Nathaniel K. Davis '00, 

welcomed daughter Kobi-Ann into their 
family. Nathaniel is head track and field 
coach and assistant football coach at 
Independence Community College in 

From Bench to Business 


Returning to LVC after 27 years was quite a thrill for Randy Bull '75. A 
Lazin Series resident, Bull spent two days this past fall exploring the cam- 
pus, teaching classes and meeting informally with students. 

Ever since high school, Bull wanted to be a chemist and knew that Lebanon 
Valley College was reputed to have an excellent chemistry program. He recalled 
that Dr. H. Anthony Neidig '43, professor emeritus of chemistry, had the greatest 
influence On his life. "Tony taught my freshman chemistry course, and he had a 
very good style of teaching." 

Teaching was not an option for Bull. Job hunting in the mid '70s was difficult and 
frustrating. Following Neidig's advice, BuU attended the University of Delaware and 
earned a doctoral degree in inorganic chemistry. His first industrial job was as a 
research chemist with FMC in Princeton, N.J., where he moved from a bench role into 
management, exploring new application technologies. Most of his five patents came 
from these new technical developments. After working dosely with the business and 
commercial development fiinctions, and liking it, he took an opportunity to jump irom 
a technical to a more business-oriented job as a commercial development manager. 

The exposure to the commercial envfronment led 
to more positions in product management and mar- 9L k'\ 
keting, and in April 1999, Bull became dfrector of sales 
and marketing for the Rohm Pharma Polymer 
Division of the Degussa Corporation in Piscataway, 
N.J. He is responsible for all commercial operations of 
the business, including sales, marketing, business 
development and product logistics. Through success- 
fid implementation of the U.S. business plan. Bull has 
helped influence the company's global business 
approach by demonstrating different ways of thinking. 
"Being able to influence the success of the global business has been a huge accom- 
plishment, ft's been a great reward for me just to see that happen." 

His experience this past fall as a Lazin resident allowed Bull to provide a real- 
world perspective and share with students his life experiences, not only as a 
chemist, but also as a businessman. When asked to give a scientific lecture for a 
class taught by Dr. Walter Fatten, assistant professor of chemistry, BuU talked 
about some of the things his company sells in a technical fashion to get the stu- 
dents' attention. After hearing Dr. Patton's lecture on P-orbitals — and seeing the 
students' reaction — Bull said that while he had not thought about a P-orbital in 
30 years, "it is important to comprehend the concept because it helps fashion the 
analytical thinking process that translates into the business world later in life." 

Ann Hess Myers has been LVC's director of alumni programs since 
1998. She has been a visiting instructor in sociology at Dickinson 

Emily Martin Dickey '00 is an early inter- 
vention service coordinator with Franklin 
County Mental Health/Mental Retardation. 

Melissa M. George '00 is a seventh-grade 
language arts teacher at Ronald H. Brown 
Charter School in Harrisburg. 

Chad N. Gresh '00 is a fourth-grade teacher 
at Riverside Elementary School in the 
Reading School District. 

Stacy L. Helhowski '00 is a sixth-grade 
teacher at Calverton Elementary School in 
Prince George's County, Md. 

On July 27, 2002, Jennifer L. Hershey '00 

and Scott McCamant were married at the 
Ephrata Church of the Nazarene. Jennifer is 
a fourth-grade teacher in the Palmyra Area 
School District. 

Gregory D. Kohler '00 is a student at 
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic 


Jodie E. Krum '00 and Jason M. Vogtman 

'00 were married on October 26, 2002, at 
the Heidelberg United Church of Christ in 
Hatfield. Members ot the wedding part)' 
included Keith Phoebus '00, Daniel Pfeil 
'00 and Ross Young '99. Jodie is a physi- 
cian's assistant at Greater Chesapeake 
Orthopedic Associates in Maryland, and 
Jason is a technical-sales representative for 
Mid-Atlantic Coatings. 

Mary Barrel! Kunkle '00 is a data conver- 
sion programmer/analyst for Datatel Inc. in 
Fairfax, \'a. 

Kelly A. Pannebecker '00 is production edi- 
tor tor Gazette Nev/spapers in Landover, Md. 

Jennifer A. Pellegrino '00 is marketing 
communications specialist for Graebel 
Companies in Aurora, Colo. She is pursuing 
a master's degree in communications from 
Colorado State Universit)'. 

Keith A. Phoebus '00 is manager of the Red 
Brick Station restaurant in Baltimore, Md. 

Jennifer L. Ross '00 and Scot P. Wallace 
were married recently in Salem (Belleman's) 
Church in Reading. 

Carrie M. Smeltzer '00 is architectural 
design/project manager for 'Woodland 
Contractors Inc. in Lebanon. 

Braden A. Snyder '00 is sports information 
director at Lebanon Valley College. 

E. Anne 'Waller '00 and Karsten H. Kerrick 
were recently married at Trinity Lutheran 
Church in Camp Hill. Anne is a business 
analyst with the federal Department of 
Defense at the Naval Support Station in 
Hampden Township. 

30 The Valley 

On September 21, 2002, Stephanie A. 
Walters '00 and Joseph Lewis were married 
at lA'C's Miller Chapel. Members of the 
wedding parr\' included bride-maids Erica L. 
Bruner '00 and Manlynne Duke 00 and 
soloist David T. Doll '99. Stephanie is pub- 
lications and website developer tor the 
^American String Teachers ■\ssociation in 
Fairta.\. \a. 

Amy L. Zellers '00 is a student at Lake Erie 
College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie. 

Daniel P. Atkinson '01 is director of supph 
chain management tor Bulova Technologies 
LLC in Lancaster. 

Kelly Houser Boyer '01 is a credit analyst 
tor the Lebanon \ alley Farmers Bank in 

Kelly D. Brown '01 is a graduate assistant at 
.\iillers\ille L'ni\■ersit^• where she is pursuing 
a master's degree in school psycholog)'. 

Marcia N. Conley '01 is in customer sen.- 
ice/tcchnical support tor Starin Marketing, a 
company that represents manufacturers in 
the professional electronics industr}', in 
Chesterton, Ind. 

Carol C. Copeland '01 is a victim-witness 
coordinator tor Lebanon County. 

On November 2, 2002, Gregory S. Delp 
'01 and Stephanie R. Warner 01 were mar- 
ried at St. Pauls United Methodist Church 
in Mount\'llle. Greg is a sales representative 
for R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. Stephanie is 
a human resources administrative assistant at 
Wengers Feed .Mill Inc. in Rheems. 

Heather A. Domaracki '01 is a residential 
counselor tor I'hilhaven Hospital in Mt. 

Nicole M. Dreger '01 is a sales representa- 
tive tor Gatewav Graphics in West^-ille, N.L 

Melinda S. Etschman '01 is an actuarial 
analyst with OneBcacon Insurance. 

Shannon L. Feather '01 is a test engineer 
for Northrop Grumman Information 
Technolog)' in McLean, Va. 

On December 20, 2002, 2LT David R. 
Finkbiner '01 received his wings from the 
Joint Specialized L'ndergraduatc Navigation 
Ttaining (JSL'NT) program, ^62 Fh'ing 
Training Squadron, stationed at Randolph 
Air Force Base in Texas. David also received 
the Ira J. Flusik Award for Navigation 
Excellence, presented to the top navigator 
graduate. The Husik award is given in recog- 
nition of flying e.xcellence, reflecting the 
highest possible standards. He also received 
the .Air Education and Training 

Commander's Cup Award, presented to the 
most outstanding graduate of each JSUNT 
class based on demonstrated excellence in all 
phases of training along with professionalism 
and leadership qualities. Davids next assign- 
ment is the B-52 Stratotortress based out ot 
Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. 

Micki Lynn Haggblom 01 is a teacher at 
Rover-Greaves School tor the Blind in Paoli. 

Charles R. Harrison '01 is a social studies 
teacher tor the Eastern Lebanon County- 
School District in \herstown. 

Kimberly M. Huch '01 is a special educa- 
tion teacher tor The .\lav Center tor Child 
Development in Chatham. .Mass. 

Jessica E. Kindt '01 is STARS program 
assistant for XX'hitaker Center tor Science and 
Fine .Arts in Harrisburg. 

On August .\ 2002. JeflFrey R. Kline '01 and 
Stephanie A- Wayne 02 were married at 
LA'C's Miller Chapel. Jeft is a sales and market- 
ing representative with Newell-Rubbermaid, 
and Stephanie is a first-grade teacher in the 
Mechanicsburg School District. 

Amy E. Lyons '01 was promoted to research 
coordinator with the Children s Hospital of 
Philadelphia. Amy is currently running the 
National Institute of Health research project 
on MRl of normal brain development. 

Brandie May Madden '01 is an internation- 
al tax specialist with KPMG, LLP. in Short 
Hills, N.J. 

Matthew R. Ralph '01 is a staff writer tor the 
Bndgeton-Millville NeiL'S in Bridgeton. N.J. 

Amanda L. Santana '01 is supports coordi- 
nator tor Lebanon Count)' .Mental Health/ 
Mental Retardation. 

Leah S. Semofifsky '01 is a manager for Rock 
Bottom Restaurants Inc. in King ot Prussia. 

Stacey A. Stinson '01 is an executive assistant 
for Genetics &: INT Institute in Fairfa.x, \'a. 

Christina L. Thompson '01 is an assistant 
restaurant manager tor Hershey Entertain- 
ment and Resorts Co. 

Ensign Thomas G. Walker M'Ol recently 
received his commission as a naval officer 
after completing Officer Candidate School in 
Pensacola, Fla. He received instruction in 
areas such as navigation, ship handling, engi- 
neering, naval warfare and man,igement dur- 
ing the training program. 

Karen Morgan Wiest '01 is a music te.icher 
with York Catholic High School. 

Erica S. Wineske '01 has earned a Pennsyl- 
vania auctioneer's license and personal 

propern.' appraisal certification. She is an 
appraiser for Cordicr .Antiques and Fine .Arts 
in Camp Hill. 

Diane D. Bashinsky '02 is an employment 
specialist with .AHEDD in Pottsville. 

Adam L. Feltes '02 is an actuan.- with 
Guardian Life Insurance Co. in Bethlehem. 

Kerri A. Hansell '02 is a research assistant 
for Core Research in Orlando, Fla. 

On August 10, 2002. Raissa R. Kalishevich 

'02 and .Andrew Barnett were married after a 
rwo and one-halt year overseas long-distance 
relationship. Raissa is a substitute teacher at 
Panther Valley School District in Lansford. 

On August 3, 2002. Pamela R, Gibble '02 

and Charles H. Rhine III were married in 
Santee Chapel at Lancaster Theological 

Eileen K. Golias '02 is a special education 
teacher for the .Manheim Township School 

Michael P. Gottschall '02 is assistant front 
office manager at the Lantern Lodge in 

Jonathan R. Grow '02 is an emotional sup- 
port teacher tor Lancaster-Lebanon 
Intermediate Unit 13 at Eastern Lebanon 
County High School in .Myerstown. 

Mary F. Hoagland '02 is a music teacher at 
Ehenezer Elementary School in the 
Cornwall-Lebanon School District. 

Christel D. Ludwig '02 is a staff accountant 
with Carol ,A. Schrekengaust, CPA, in 

Ronald B. Schaefer M'02 was promoted to 
assistant vice presidentj'credit manager at Town 
& Country Leasing in East Petersburg, a sub- 
sidiajT of Sterling Financial Corporation. 

Angela M. Smith '02 is project manager for 
Information Resources Inc. in Chicago. 111. 

In Menioriam 

The oldest known L'nitcd .Methodist Church 
clerg)"woman, the Rev. Mary Hair Reisinger 
'26. died on October 22. 2002. in Lewisburg 
at the age of 102. She received her first 
license to preach in 1922 and wa.s ordained 
by the Church of the United Brethren in 
Christ in 1''33. Marv- was the widow of the 
Rev. David Kenneth Reisinger '29. 

Dr. C. Ray Bell '28 died on .August 11. 
2002, in Lebanon at the age of 96. He had a 
family practice in Lebanon for ?2 years until 
his retirement in 19S'>. Rav was the widower 
of Hilda Wolfersberger Bell '29 and the 
father of Charles R. BeU '"O. 

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class news & notes 

Walter L. Hartz '28 died August 16, 2002, 
in Manheim at 96 years of age. Walter was 
self-emploved in radio and television sales 
and ser\ice. He was the father of Susan 
Hartz Donches '59. 

Mabel Brewbaker Mentzer '28 died on 
August 16, 2002, in Virginia Beach, Va., at 
the age of 96. She was a tetired first-grade 

Gladys Knaub Beattie '30 died on 
November 26, 2002, at 93 years of age. She 
taught French in the York Suburban School 
District and at Bowling Green State 

Dr. J. Calvin Keene '30 died on November 
7, 2002, in Lewisburg at the age of 94. He 
spent three years teaching in Izmir, Turkey, 
after graduating from LVC. As a professor of 
religion, he taught at Colgate. Howard and 
St. Lawrence Universities and The American 
University' of Beirut, Lebanon. He retired to 
Lewisburg where he lectured at Bucknell 
University. In 1971, Calvin received an 
Alumni Citation from LVC. 

Irene B. Peter '30 died on December 23, 

2001, at 93 years of age. 

Edna M. Early '31 died on September 6, 

2002, in Myerstown at 92 years of age. She 
was a retired foreign languages teacher hav- 
ing taught at Pine Grove Area High School 
for 12 years and Northwest Junior High 
School for 26 years. 

Martha M. Wampler '32 died on September 
13, 2002, in Chambersburg at the age of 91. 
She was retired from the Pennsylvania 
Department of Education. 

Frances Holtzman Colbert '35 died on 
December 12, 2002, in Loysville at the age 
of 89. Frances had been a chemist for the 
National Bureau of Standards in 
Washington, D.C., and a writer for the 
Northern Virginia Sun in Arlington, Va. 

Ethel Keller Erickson '35 died on 
November 10, 2002, in Carlisle at 88 years 
of age. She was a music teacher in the 
Hummelstown schools and taught piano at 
West Chester University. 

Dr. Paul K. Waltz '37 died on December 
20, 2002, in Mechanicsburg at the age of 86. 
Paul, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, was a 
member of various medical and community 
associations. He was the father of Dr. 
Michael R Waltz '70. 

John L. Rex '41 died on November 20, 
2002, in Harrisburg at 83 years of age. A 
sales representative for Sutliff Chevrolet in 
Harrisburg, John was the husband of Aimee 
Witmer Rex '40. 

Irene Ebersole Kelly '47 died on November 
8, 2002, in Ephrata at the age of 78. 

Dr. Harry H. Hanshaw '50 died on 
September 28, 2002, in Lebanon at the age 
of 78. He was a retired veterinarian having 
practiced in the Palmyra area for 30 years. 
Harry was the husband of Nancy Bowman 
Hanshaw '50 and the father ot Deborah L. 
Steiner '77, Dr. Nanette Hanshaw Roberts 
'88 and Jennifer Hanshaw Hackett '93. 

Ellen Jepsen Lukens '50 died on July 25, 
2002, in Wyomissing at the age of 73. A 
retired music teacher, she was the director of 
volunteer services and a member of the board 
of directors at the Childrens Home of 
Reading. Ellen was the wife of Norman G. 
Lukens '51. 

Dr. Dale Snyder '50 died on October 27, 
2002, in McLean, Va., at 75 years of age. In 
1984, he retired with the rank of colonel 
after serving 33 vears in the LI.S. Army. 

Lemoyne W. Hoffrnan '51 died on July 21, 

2002, at 81 years of age. He was a retired 

Barnet Roetenberg '51 died January 1, 

2003, in Harrisburg at the age of 78. Before 
retiring, Barnet, an Army veteran, was an 
assistant comptroller for the Commonwealth 
of Pennsylvania for 35 years. 

Masami Uchide Tabe '54 died in May 

2001. She taught English in Japan for 32 

Dale L. Shellenberger '56 died on 
November 2S, 2002, in York at the age of 
71. A U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, 
he was a retired Red Lion Area High School 
teacher and a 2000 inductee of the LVC 
Athletic Hall of Fame. 

Helen Sauder LePage '57 died on October 
27, 2002, in Bird-in-Hand at the age of 67. 
She taught elementary music in the 
Hempfield School District for 24 years and 
was owner/operator of the Bright Star 
Kennels in Bird-in-Hand. 

Donald I. Peiffer '59 died on Noxember 8, 

2002, in Harrisburg at 69 years ot age. A 31- 
year member of the Pennsylvania National 
Guard, Donald was a retired real estate bro- 
ker and appraiser on the West Shore. 

Harold E. Beyer '60 died on April 6, 2002, 
at the age of 76. He was a professor emeritus, 
dean of the dental school and vice president 
tor health affairs at the University of 
Louisville in Kentucky. 

Richard M. Daugherty '60 died on 
September 27, 2002, in Harrisburg at 64 
years of age. He was a registered pharmacist 
for CVS Pharmacy. 

Joan DeConna Walters '61 died on May 8, 

Terry A. DeWald '62 died on September 1 7, 

C. Thomas Schwalm '64 died on January 9, 
2003, in Hummelstown at the age of 63. He 
was the ministet of music at Zion Evangelical 
Church in Hummelstown. A composer, 
Thomas wrote many anthems and hymns, 
some of which were performed by The 
Susquehanna Chorale and Youth Chorals 
and the Messiah College Concert Choir. 
Shawnee Press recently accepted work he 
submitted for publication. 

Mildred Brandt Hughes '65 died on 
November 12, 2002, just shy of her 75th 

Lee A. Thomas '65 died on December 29, 
2002, in Harrisburg at 63 years of age. Lee 
was an environmental compliance assessment 
specialist foi the Department of Military and 
Veteran Affairs at Fort Indiantown Gap and 
a fotmer member of the U.S. Army. 

Paul D. O'Hara '69 died on December 2, 
2002, in Coatesville at the age of 54. A vet- 
eran of the L'.S. Air Force, Paul was a con- 
sultant in the manufacturing industry, as well 
as an adviser and an efficiency expert. 

Ronald J. Smith '69 died on March 4, 

2001, at the age of 59. 

Dr. Ronald J. Zygmunt '69 died on July 

19, 2002, in Florissant, Mo., at the age of 
55. An Army veteran of the Vietnam War, 
Ronald was a chemist for Sigma-Aldrich 
Corp. in St. Louis, Mo. 

Maj. Barbara J. Brandt '74 died on 
November 26, 2002, in York Haven at 55 
years of age. She was a retired operating 
room nurse from Walter Reed Aimy Medical 
Center in Washington, D.C., who was work- 
ing at York Memorial Hospital. Barbara was 
a veteran of both the Vietnam War and 
Desert Storm. 

Robert M. Edris '75 died on December 6, 

2002, in Harrisburg at the age of 48. A finan- 
cial analyst lot Tyco Intetnational, Robett was 
the son of Patricia Wood Edris '53 and Earl 
V. Edris '58 and the father of Amy N. Edris 
'99 and Lindsey M. Edris '03. 

Mark A. Sitzler '76 died on July 8, 2001. 

Anne Hcarelli Neely '78 died on October 
24, 2002. 

Jamison W. Lindsey '94 died on November 

20, 2002, in Harrisburg at 30 years of age. 
He was an actuary for Conrad M. Seigel, 
Inc., in Harrisburg. 

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(«fay''23 - "June 29, 2003 
Opening Reception: May 23, 5 - 7 p.m. 
Conversations with Artists Series: 
Jerome Hershey, May 27, 7 p.m. 
Zimmerman Recital HalL 

August 29 - October 13, 2003 

Opening Reception: August 29, 5 - 7 p.m. 

October 24 - December 14, 2003 
Opening Reception: October 24, 5 - 7 p.m. 


Wednesday, 5 - 8 p.m. 

Thursday - Friday, 1 - 4:30 p.m. 

Saturday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

and by appointment 

All exhibitions and events are free and open to the public. 



Please call 717-867-6445 
for more Information. 

A. Jerome Hershey, Cycles, 2002, oil on canvas 
48 X 64 inches 

B. John Covert, Untitled (Woman with Crossed Arms). 1922, oil 
on canvas, 25 x 16 inches. Collection of Conrad C. M. Arnesberg 

C. James Abbot McNeill Whistler, Rotherhithe. 1860, etching 
(i/III). Tonner Memorial Collection, Martin Art Gallery, 
Muhlenburg College 

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/ Bruce iMcKimic^i 


Two former 
Hershey chief 
executives, who 
last year helped to 
lead strong local 
opposition to the 
proposed sale of 
the giant candy 
maker, were hon- 
ored tor their roles 
in preventing the 
sale of Hershey 
Foods with the 
Lebanon Valley 
College Founders 
Da\- Award. 
Richard A. 
Hershey Foods 
Corp. CEO from 
1984-1993 and J. 
Bruce McKinney, 

Entertainment & 
Resorts Co. CEO 
from 1986-2000, 
received the College's Founders Day Award 
in ceremonies April 8. Blocking the sale 
potentially saved countless local jobs and pre- 
served the fabric of community life in the 
company town where both men are longtime 
residents. Zimmerman and McKinney 
accepted the honor on behalf of the commu- 
nities of Hershey and central Pennsylvania. 

The President's Award was also presented 
during the Founders Day ceremony. This 
award recognizes student organizations that 
contribute to the mission of the College and 
demonstrate vision, informed decision mak- 
ing and preparation for a life ot sen-ice to 
others. LVC's Nu Delta chapter of Alpha Phi 
Omega, a national service traternity, received 
the award this year. 


The College continued its yearlong Africa 
colloquium in the spring with lectures, panel 
discussions, an art exhibition, a film series 
and a dance performance. The first event of 
the semester was a CoiJtemporaij Africati Art 
exhibition at the Suzanne H. Arnold Art 
Gallery that displayed a wide range of pieces 
from the collection of LVC Trustee F. Obai 
Kabia '73. The exhibition included paint- 
ings, drawings, stone car^'ings and etchings 
from many parts of Africa. Items from the 

Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at 
Ursinus College were also part ot the show. 
Other colloquium events included a lec- 
ture and slide show by freelance College pho- 
tographer Nick Kelsh, who discussed his 
experiences as he shot pictures for the book 
A Day in the Life of Africa; Andrea Frohne, a 
visiting professor of African art history at 
Penn State Univetsiry, who gave a talk titled 
Considering the Contemporary in African Art, 
Dr. Deborah Toler, who spoke on The Re- 
colonization of Africa by the international 
banking and monetary funds; a panel discus- 
sion by LVC students, alumni and others 
with ties to Africa, who shared their current 
perspectives on the continent in a program 
titled What h Africa to Aff.'The panel, mod- 

erated by LVC's director of multicultural 
affairs, Tchet Dorman, included Malaika 
Cheney-Coker Wright '99. Plummer 
Bainasa Bailor '92 and Wuyatta Sellu '04, 

all originally from Sierra Leone though 
Sellu's family now resides in Nairobi, Kenya; 
Marlene Brechet '05 from Angola; Wembi 
Dimandja '94 from the Democratic 
Republic of Congo, formerly Zaire; and Matt 
Graham, an Annville resident who served as 
a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa. Next, 
there was a discussion titled Human Rights in 
Africa: Which Way Forwards by Fulbright 
Fellow Dr. Sifune Mchome, associate dean of 
the Universit}' of Dar es Salaam Law School 
in Tanzania, who discussed the fliture of civil 
rights in Africa; a program by Dr. Gregory 



On September 8, Dr. Elizabeth May 

"Betty" Geffen, professor emerita of histor)-, 
died peacefully in her sleep at Cornwall 
Manor. She was 89. For nearly 45 years, Dr. 
Geffen was an integral part of campus life as 
an inspirational ptofessor, a respected scholar 
and writer, a factdty leader, and a College 
trustee. She is remembered warmly by many 
friends as a mentor, a motivator, a good lis- 
tener and a witty, energetic person who was 
passionate about traveling and learning well 
into her eighties. 

Dr. Geffen, who taught at LVC firom 
1958-83, was the chair of the History and 
Political Science Department from 1969 until 
her retirement. She held herself to the highest 
inteOectual standards and encouraged her stu- 
dents to cultivate those same high standards. 
She was awarded many teaching honors and 
grants for her research, and she wrote numer- 
ous articles and a book, Philadelphia 
Unitaiianism 1796-1861, published by the 
University of Pennsylvania Ptess. She was also 
one of some 20 scholars statewide chosen to 
contribute to Philadelphia: A 300-Year 
History, the first comprehensive history of the 
city in over 50 years. 

Dr. Geffen came to Lebanon Valley 
College at the age of 45 after earning her 
Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. She 
had worked on her doctorate part time for 
years while serving as an administrative assis- 
tant to the president at Penn, Harold Stassen, 
the perennial presidential candidate. 

Even while she was a professor at LVC, 
she continued her own studies, taking French 
and Spanish classes at the Valley. Dr. Geffen 
earned a B.S. in English education, a M.A. in 

Dr. Geffen 

English and a Ph.D. in American civilization, 
all from the University of Pennsylvania. In 
addition to working at Penn, she also spent a 
year in the early '40s as an editorial assistant 
for Vogiie in New York City. She was aaive in 
numerous professional organizations, includ- 
ing the Organization of American Historians 
and the American Association of University 

Donations in her memor)' may be made 
to the scholarship she established for stu- 
dents of history at Lebanon Valley College 
or to the Audubon Society. Four nephews 
and their families survive her. For more 
information on Dr. Geffen, visit 

Connie Peterson, wife of Dr. Arthur L. 

Peterson, died in Sun City, Calif, on July 26. 
A memorial service was held at the end of 
July. Dr. Peterson served as president of 
Lebanon Valley College from 1984 to 1987. 

34 The Valley 

(I. to r.) W'etnbi Dimandia '9-i: MaLiika Cheney-Coker Wnghl '99 and Plutiimer Baiuiua Bailor '92 
were among the panelnti who participated m '^'hat is Africa to Mef 

Anderson, chair of the Department of 
Ecologv' and Evolutionary Biology- at the 
University of Connecticut, who discussed his 
findings from a recent trip to South Africa; 
and an outdoor performance by the 
Universal African Dance and Drum 
Ensemble, one of the largest professional 
dance and drum groups in the countr\-, featur- 
ing stilt walkers, masquerades and acrobatics. 

NetCam , (S 

Keep an eye 
on constructior 


Work continued this spring on the new g\m- 
nasium on the southeast side of the Heilman 
Center. The new facility is expected to be 
finished this summer, completing the consol- 
idation of all athletic facilities on the north 
side of campus. For up-to-the-minute pic- 
tures of the new g^-mnasium being built, 
LV'C alumni and friends can follow the 
progress by visiting the new NetCam at The NetCam will be 
moved around campus during the Great 
Expectations campaign and will tocus on the 
Lynch Memorial Hall revitalization after the 
g)-mnasium is completed this summer, ^'ork 
began in the spring. Highlights of the Lynch 
project are a new two-storv atrium, class- 
rooms, lounge space and offices. The athletic 
offices formerly in Lynch were moved to the 
sports complex, making room for the mathe- 

matical sciences and psycholog)' offices to 
move into the reno\'ated building. Garber 
Science Center is slated for a complete reno\a- 
tion with new up-to-date facilities, an atrium 
and man\' more windows. 


The Leb.inon Rotary Club named Dr. G. 
David PoUick, L\G president, a Paul Harris 
Fellow. I he fellowship was awarded Oct. 1 to 
recognize Dr. Pollick's outstanding contributions 
to the communit\' as president of the College. 
"I am surprised and honored to receive 

this recognition," Dr. Pollick said after the 
ceremony. "As president of the College, I am 
fortunate to have had the opportunity to 
meet many businessmen and businesswomen 
who are part of Rotan,', and I am impressed 
with the communit}' ser\'ice they offer 
through this organization. One of our goals 
at Lebanon Valley College is to develop stu- 
dents who are not only scholars, but also citi- 
zens who can take leading roles in giving 
back to their communities. My hope for our 
students is that throughout their lives they 
will be involved in local and international 
service projects, just as the members of 
Rotary are." 

On hand to see Dr. Pollick receive the 
surprise award were several colleagues and 
friends including trustees William Lehr Jr. 
and Stephen H. Roberts '65: Dr. Gary 
Grieve-Carlson, professor of English and 
director of general education, and Dr. Mark 
Mecham, Carmean professor of music and 
chair of the Music Department, 

The Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the 
Association for Fundraising Professionals 
(AFP) named Richard F. Charles, vice presi- 
dent for advancement emeritus, the 2002 
Outstanding Fundraising Executive. The 
award was presented Nov. 13 during AFPs 

The Lebanon Rotary Club named President Pollick (center) a Paul Han-is Fellow in October Oti 
hand to see Dr. Pollick receive the surprise award were (I. to r. I Dr Dorialei UV Lesher H'Ol. former 
co-chair of the LVEP: Cind)' Smith. Lebanon Rotary president: Stephen H. Roberts '65, LVC trustee; 
and, William Lehr Jr. L\'C trustee. 

Spring 2003 35 

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Justin Biter O-t 

celebration ot National Philanthropy Day. 
The honor is given annually to a fundraising 
professional who has created significant posi- 
tive results for organizations he/she serves. 

Two LVC music majors performed this spring 
with some of the finest student musicians in the 
country. Percussionist Justin Buer '04 ot Red 
Lion, and Clarinetist Leslie Kerchner '05 ot 
West Lawn, played with the National Wind 
Ensemble at Carnegie Hall in New York City. 
Buer was also chosen to play with the Small 
College Intercollegiate Band in Minneapolis in 
March 2003. 

For the Carnegie Hall concert, applicants 
were selected from a national pool with only 
70 participants being chosen. These partici- 
pants were in residence in New York for five 
days, culminating in the Carnegie Hall per- 
formance in May. H. Robert Reynolds of the 
University of Michigan conducted the Wmd 

In Minneapolis, the 62 members playing 
with the Wind Ensemble were selected from 
a pool of 188 nominees representing 51 
schools in 27 states. This prestigious ensem- 
ble was included on the program of the 
College Band Directors National Association 
2003 annual convention. The conductor for 
the ensemble was Giancarlo Guerrero, associ- 
ate conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra. 

Leslie Kerchner '05 

Fony-six students from Lebanon Valley College 
have been seleaed as outstanding campiis leaders 
by Who's Wlw Among Students in Ainerican 
Universities and Colleges. Their names will appear 
in the 2003 edidon of the prestigious annual 
directory. They join an elite group of students 
from more than 2,300 insdtuuons of higher 
learning in this countn' and several foreign 
nauons. Campus nominanng committees and 
editors of the annual direaory have included the 
names of these smdents based on their academic 
achie\'ement. service to the community, leader- 
ship in extracTjrricular aai\ities and potential for 
contmued success. Outstanding smdents have 
been honored in tt'7)oi Who since it was first 
published in 1934. For a complete list of LVC 
honorees, visit 


Dr. Roger Nelson, chair ot the Physical 
Therapy Department, and eight others co- 
authored a paper last year published in 
Neurorehahiliation on "The Validity of the 
GAlTRite and the Functional Ambulation 
Performance Scoring System in the Analysis 
of Parkinson Gait." In June 2002, he and 
three co-authors published "Patient 
Satisfaction with Outpatient Physical 
Therapy; Instrument Validation" in Physical 
Therapy, the journal of the American Physical 
Therapy Association. 

Dr. Eric Bain-Selbo, chair and assistant pro- 
fessor of religion and philosophy, has published 
a review of Stephen Pattison's Shame: Theory, 
Therapy. Theology. The review appeared in the 
Journal of Religion & Society (Volume 4, 2002). 

Dr. Louis Manza, associate professor of psy- 
chology, recently authored the second edition 
ot his Instructor's Manual & Test Bank. It 
will accompany W. Scott Terry s Learning & 
Alemoiy: Basic Principles, Processes, & 
Procedures, published by vMlyn & Bacon. 

Dr. Diane Wenger, adjunct assistant profes- 
sor ot history and American studies, wrote an 
article, titled "Saffron Use Among the 
Pennsylvania Germans." that was published 
recently in Der Reggeboge, the journal of the 
Pennsylvania German Society. 

Donna Miller, readers' services librarian, 
re\ie\ved The Comparative Guide to American 
Elementaty and Secondary Schools for the 
December 2002 issue of the journal Choice. 
Published by the American Library 
Association, Choice publishes reviews of aca- 
demic books for faculty and library staff 

Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson, professor ot 
English and director of general education, 
reviewed Cary Nelson's The Wound and the 
Dream: Sixty Years of American Poems about 
the Spanish Civil War (University ot Illinois 
Press) for the journal Choice. 

Dr. Rosa Tezanos-Pinto, assistant professor 
ot Spanish, had an article, titled "El lenguaje 
polifonico en la poesia de Loreina Santos 
Silva," published in El Cuervo 16 (July 2002). 
El Cuervo is the literary magazine of the 
University of Puerto Rico. She has also written 
a book review for Alba de America, "Ayer no 
ha terminado todavia" (August 2002). Two of 
her poems "Rastros" and "La tiltima resonan- 
cia" appeared in the same issue oi Alba de 

Dr. Christopher BrazBeld, assistant professor 
of mathematical sciences, signed a publishing 
deal with the Houghton Mifflin Company 
in November to co-author Calculus, a three- 
semester calculus text book. In a market 
where only one of the top eight teams 
authoring three-semester calculus texts still 
teach, Dr. Brazfield and his co-authors. Dr. 
Laura Taalman and Dr. Peter Kohn, both at 
James Madison University in Virginia, will 
bring an experienced and active perspective 
to the subject. / , , ,^ 


36 The Valley 

Dr. JefFRobbins, assistant professor of reli- 
gion and philosophv. will contribute several 
entries on 20th-century theologj' tor The 
New Westminster Dictionary ofClmnb 
History, a reference book for scholars, stu- 
dents and the public commissioned by 
Westminster/John Knox Press. This large, 
one-volume work (900,000+ words) will 
include articles written by noted scholars 
from around the world. 

Dr. Noelle Vahanian, ad|unct mstructor ot 
philosophv and religion, will present a paper, 
titled "Questioning Religion, " at the British 
Societv' of Phenomenology Summer 
Conference. Vahanian will he speaking on 
The Theological Turn. 


In order to provide an opportunity for Lebanon 
Valley College students and local residents to 
get to know each other better, Annxille area 
church members gathered with students for a 

poduck picnic last September in and around 
Miller Chapel on the College campus. 

Music was provided b\' Up a Tree, a 
musical group comprised of Lebanon Valley 
College students. The event was sponsored 
by the College's Council of Christian 
Organizations, which has representatives 
from 1 1 religious groups on campus. 

Education in the 2ht Centiay: A Forum on 
Ideas and Issues in Education was sponsored 
by the College and the Education 
Department on campus in earlv November. 
Keynote Speaker Kimberly H. Hughes '82, 
1999 North Carolina Teacher of the Year, 
discussed The Good Things That Good 
Teachers Do! Following Hughes' presentation 
there was a luncheon and tribute to Dr. June 
E. Herr '36, professor enierita of education. 

Dr. Keith W. Reeves, associate professor of 
political science and public policy at 
.Swarthmore College, and director of its Center 
for and Policy Studies, delivered the 
Martin Luther King Day lecture at the College 

Dk Keith \X'. Rieves 

on Jan. 20. In his talk. Chaos or Community: 
America in the Post-King Years, Reeves argued 
that in the last years of his public life, Dr. King 
left the nation with some unfinished business: 
tackling the issue of poverr\' and the problems 
it spawns. 

The College sponsored a Community Forum 
Nov. 1 9 to discuss whether or not the United 
States should engage in war with Iraq. The 
forum, tor members of the College communi- 
ty and the public, was part ot the College's 
International Education Week. Dr. John 
Hinshaw, assistant professor of histor)'. organ- 
ized the event, which was moderated by Dr. 
John Norton, professor of political science. 
The forum one of the first of its kind in 
the region, and drew local television co\erage. 

THE OFFICE OF College Relations recently earned three publica- 
tion awards from thie Council for Advancement and Support of 
Education (CASE). The awards were for the multicultural brochure 
(bronze, above), the student recruitment publications package 
(bronze, one pictured below) and for the Great Expectations campaign 
materials package (silver, one pictured left). Other award winners in 

these categories included Cornell 

-, University, Wilfrid Laurier University 

*•* in Canada, the University of Buffalo, 

the University of Pittsburgh and the 

College of Notre Dame. 

Lckuion \.ilk-\ College 

Study Abroad 

Spring 2003 37 

Jim '64 and Nancy '66 Cromer take a 
break from the golf links. 

valley news 




When Jim Cromer '64 was a junior, he and some fellow students start- 
ed an investment club. When the club disbanded after graduation and 
the portfolio was split among the members, Cromer inherited a share or two 
"in what was then Parl<e-Davis. He never sold that stock, "for sentimental rea- 
sons," he admitted. Today after mergers and stock splits, that small invest- 
ment is worth 101 shares of Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. 

"Being In the stock club was probably more important to me than a lot of other 
things I did in college, because I started investing at an early age," Cromer 
said. Over the years, he has continued buying stock in companies he felt 
good about, "businesses where I walk in and really feel comfortable, like 
Walgreens, WalMart or Home Depot," all of which he has invested in at one 
time or another. These days, though not a day trader, he tries to devote one 
day a week to the stock market. 

promer also believes that investing in a liberal arts education at Lebanon 
•Valley paid big dividends in his career. "If I had just had accounting classes, I 
wouldn't have gotten where I did," he noted. "I spent a lot of time communi- 
cating with smart people, people smarter than I am. That was a definite 
advantage." Cromer spent his career with Caterpillar Inc., in York, Peoria, III., 
Tokyo and France before finishing his career in Aurora, III., where he retired as 
controller/business manager four years ago. He is now an avid golfer, boater 
and skier, and travels often with his wife, Marcia Hannah Cromer '66, a retired 
— but lifelong — educator, who still tutors and teaches English as a Second 
Language. , ::^ 

One of the highlights of Cromer's years at Lebanon Valley came on May 11, 
1964, when his folk singing group, "Philos Four," played a concert to a packed 
house in Engle Hall. The group included Cromer, Dr. James Beck '64, Dr. Thomas 
Kent '64 and Cary Mallory, all Phi Lambda Sigma fraternity members. Although 
they are a bit far-flung, Cromer would like to get the group together again, maybe 
at a reunion. "That was a great time," he remembered. 

Heather Robino is a Downingtown-based freelance writer. 


Dr. Cheryl L. George, assistant professor of 
education, and six LVC students made a pres- 
entation June 18 at the ninth Annual lU 13 
Conference in Ephrata. Their presentation was 
called Classroom Management: Tips for Whole 
Groups and Individual Students. Student pre- 
senters were Lori Counterman '02, Amanda 
Heberling '02, Jennifer Peirson '02, Jason 
Shay '02, Walt Smith '02 and Amy Walter 
'02. Dr. George also served as convention chair 
on Nov. 7 and 8 for the Pennsylvania 
Federation Council for Exceptional Children's 
43rd annual convention in Grantville. 

Dr. Rosa Tezanos-Pinto, assistant professor of 
Spanish, attended a conference in July at the 
University of Madrid, Spain, where she present- 
ed two papers, "Esterica y retorica en Gracias por 
elfuego de Mario Benedeta" and "Memorias y el 
Postboom. " She also participated in a workshop 
on "Literattira del Cono Sur" and reviewed the 
following books: Castillo de naipes and Desde el 
pueblo donde vivo. The trip was made possible by 
the LVC Faculty Grants Committee. Tezanos- 
Pinto also chaired the session Literatura 
Hispdnica escnta por mujeres at the American 
Association of Teachers of Spanish and 
Portuguese (AATSP) Conference in Rio de 
Janeiro, Brazil, in August. She presented a paper: 
"La reconfiguracion del mito patagonico en 
Conjuro de Soledad Guerrero de Cabot." 
Tezanos Pinto, who has chaired this session in 
the past in San Diego, Memphis and San Juan, 
Puerto Rico, was eleaed to continue with this 
task at the AATSP Conference to be held in 
Mexico in 2004. 

Scott Schweigert, direaor of the Suzanne H. 
Arnold An Gallery, gave a talk in September, 
tided The Art of Floating, in conjunction with 
the gallery's exhibition Suspend and Leintate. 

Dr. GriflSn C. Hathaway, assistant professor 
of political science, served as the keynote 
speaker Sept. 25 for the 15th Annual Women's 
Equality Day luncheon in Lebanon sponsored 
by the Department of Veterans Affairs. 
Hathaway spoke on Women in Middle Eastern 
Culture. Dr. Hathaway also presented a paper 
Nov. 8 at the Southern Political Science 
Association Annual Conference in Savannah, 
Ga. He spoke on the lessons of the 
Confederate presidency and constitution. 

Dr. Roger Nelson, chair of the Physical 
Therapy Department, gave the keynote 
address in October to the First International 
Physical Therapy Conference in Kuwait tided 

38 The Valley 

Pljysical Therapy in the Neiv Millennimn. He 
spoke to more thin 400 therapists from the 
Gulf Coast countries and from Iran, Egypt 
and Pakistan on Evidence-based Physical 
Therapy: A?! International Perspective. 

Dr. Leon Markowicr, professor ot business 
administration, and Barbara Vlaisavljevic, 

associate dean ot the tacultj- and associate 
professor of accounting, presented Writing in 
Accounting: Ciise Studies in Ethical Issues Oct. 
3 at the annual meeting ot the Association of 
Pennsylvania University Business and 
Economics Facult)' at State College. 

The Lebanon Count)' Community Concert 
Association presented The Musical World of 
Tom Strohman Oct. 6 in the Lebanon High 
School auditorium. Strohman '75 is an asso- 
ciate professor of music at the College. 

Dr. John Hinshaw, assistant professor of 
histop/. gave a lecture Oct. 7 on Race and 
Democracy in the U.S. and South Africa as 
part of the College's Africa colloquium. For 
the last r\vo summers he has researched and 
traveled in South Africa. His talk outlined 
the ways that race, politics and democrac\' 
function in the two countries, with emphasis 
on how apartheid shaped South African his- 
tory. Dr. Hinshaw also spoke on Nov. 2 1 , at 
an alumni reception at the Lebanon Country 
Club, about his trips over the last two sum- 
mers to South Africa. 

As part ot the College's Africa colloquium Dr. 
Johannes Dietrich, associate professor ot muiic, 
presented a lecture-recital Oa. 24 tided Ragtime 
Piano Music. Dietrich played classic rags by 
Scott Joplin, James Scon and Joseph Lamb. 

Dr. John Norton, professor ot political sci- 
ence, offered his views on the Fisher-Rendell 
Pennsylvania governor's race on Nov. 2 to the 
Women's Club of Lebanon. He explained 
why Democratic candidate Ed Rendell 
enjoyed such a large lead in the polls. Norton 
also moderated the ensuing discussion. 

Phyllis J. Drackley 78, a well-known vocalist 
in the area, presented a campus recital Nov. 3 
featuring late 19th- and early 20th-centur)' 
songs. Drackley is an adjuna assistant professor 
of voice at the College. Accompannng her was 
her husband, Scott G. Drackley "77. He is the 
artistic direaor of the Lancaster Opera 
Company and a music teacher at Lancaster 
Catholic High School, as well as direaor of 
music at St. John's Episcopal Church, Lancasrer. 

TTie last selection was the final scene and trio 
from Charles Gounod's Eaust, featuring guest 
artists Tim Sterner and Ivan 'Wittel 79, Ixith of 

Joel Kline '89, assistant professor of business 
administration and acting direaor of the digital 
communications program, served as a judge for 
awards presented by rwo separate public rela- 
tions organizations during November. Kline 
judged two categories in the annual Pepperpot 
Awards, presented by the Philadelphia Chapter 
of the Public Relations Society of America. He 
also served as a judge for national entries from 
state teachers' unions atHiated with the 
National Education Association. 

Dr. James Broussard, professor of history, 
addressed an alumni reception in December 
at The National Civil War Museum in 

Dr. Allan Wolfe, professor and chair of biol- 
og)', presented a poster in Januap." at the 
annual meeting of the Society for Integrative 
and Comparative Biology in Toronto, 
Ontario. The presentation, tided A 
Histological and Ultrasrructural Study of 
Anemia Hemocytes, was co-authored by 
Regina Kettering '03, biochemistn,- and 
molecular biolog)', and Gabriel Johnson '05, 
biology. The research was supported by a 
summer 2002 ^Tiitaker Grant. 

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Last Hurrah 

FEBRUARY 22, 2003 

LVC athletes and friends gathered to recognize this historic event, and the men's and women's basketball teams hosted 
Messiah College in the final games played at Lynch Memorial Gymnasium. For more information on the "Last 
Hurrah" and on the construction of the College's new gym, visit the alumni and athletic pages on the web at 

1. Men's Alumni Team (L to r. each row) 

Row 1: Pete Harubin '72, Bernie Biizgon '59. Rituo 
Marquette '48, Charlie Brown 75, David Guare 76. 
Curtis Kemmerer '76, Bob Atkinson '69, George 
Stauffer '69 and Chuck Zimmerman '51; Row 2: Ryan 
Moore '02, Ed Marshall '03, Chip Etter '72, Dave 
Bentz '91, Scott Barlup '90, Steve Zeiber '94 and Jay 
Stanton '66: Row 3: Chris Kreider '02, Chris Ziegler 
'01, Jason Vogtman '00, Keith Phoebus '00, Don 
Hostetler '88 and Bill Kline '89: Row 4; Lou Sorrentino 
'54, Justin Bolton '01, Derrick English '01, Steve Horst 
'01. Ron KneiT '01. Dan Pfeil '00 and John Harper '94; 
Row 5: John Mardula '73, Edlannarella 73, Ross 
Young '99, Gus Heidelbaugh '58. Roque Calvo '80, 
Jason Say '95 and Scott Mailen '82; and Row 6: John 
Walter '53 

2. Women's Alumni Team (I. to r. each row) 

Row 1: Sandy Fauser '93, Patiicia Helm (Albright), 
Janet Straw '53, Chrissy Crumbling '98, Missy Bleyzgis 
'98 and Trisha Rudis Henise '98: Row 2: Jan Ogurcak 
'93. Tara Ruhl Bowers '00, Judy Ulrich '78, Susan 
DuBosq '97 and Becca Kipp '02; and Row 3: Tricia 
Livingood '94, Rosemarie Grasa '02, Serenity Roos '00 
and Melissa Brecht '99. 

3. Tyrone Broxton 03, Dave Fanis 05 and Tim Flyrm '05 enjoy each othei^'s 
company during a luncheon that was held for LVC basketball alumni in the 
West Dining Room in the Mund College Center during the "Last Hurrah" for 
Lynch. Broxton presented a pictorial history of LVC basketball for the alumni 
and friends who attended the event. 

4. Kathy Pugh, Darren Pugh '03 and Glenn Pugh enjoy senior day Pugh 
went on to earn numerous post-season honors. "Visit for 

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Over $500,000 In unrestricted gifts have been contributed by LVC alumni from all 
over the nation — with the exception of North and South Dakota — the only two 
states in which our 12,701 alumni do not reside! 

Our fiscal year ends June 30, 2003. So join the rest of the nation and make your 
gift to the Valley Fund today! 

To make a contribution, use the enclosed envelope, 
visit us online at or call the Annual 
Giving Office at 1-866-CIVE-LVC. 



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EVERYONE IS INVITED to join us on an 11-day trip to 

the spectacular Canadian Rockies. Travel with alumni 

and friends of Lebanon Valley College and visit the quaint city of Victoria on Vancouver Island. Guests will stay in the Grand Hotels 

of Banff Springs and Chateau Lake Louise. 

Departing late June 2004, this is a great trip for families. Special 
children's prices are available. :.. "f.: 

Call 1 -800-ALlJA/lLVC for a brochure and to be invited to 
a Canadian Rockies slide show reception at Kreiderheim on the campus 
of LVC in early fall 2003. ' , '• - : 


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