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Lebanon Valley College Magazine
2 Learning by Doing
LVC's emphasis on student-faculty research P a g e 2
leads to excellence in the sciences.
by Mary Beth Hower
10 Higher Math: Looking Beyond
Tuition at College Affordability
It's all in the numbers. A balanced look at
the true cost of a LVC education.
by Stephen Trapnell '90
14 One-Track Mind
Collecting and writing about model trains
are lifetime passions for several members
of the LVC community.
by Lori Myers
20 Class News & Notes
32 Valley News
On the Cover: LVC has produced outstand-
ing scientists since the College's first graduating
class in 1870, including Scientific Course
graduate Albert Charles Rigler. Dedicated
professors, such as Dr. Francis H. Wilson,
professor of biology (top right comer), and Dr.
Walter Patton, assistant professor of chem-
istry (bottom left corner, with Christine
Lightcap '04), have closely mentored Valley
students since 1866.
Facing Page: The Carnegie Building, formerly
the Carnegie Library, currently houses the offices
of Admission and Financial Aid. Carnegie was
built through a $50,000 donation from Andrew
Carnegie pledged on New Year's Day 1905.
Editor's Notes: An error in September's Honor Roll of Donors led to the misspelling of three memorial
scholarships. We apologize for the error and now provide the correct names: The Joshua Seitz Frey
Memorial Biological Scholarship, The Mr. Laurence W Melsky 73 Memorial Scholarship and
The Vernon E. Pocius Jr. '99 Memorial Scholarship.
In the Spring 2003 issue of The Valley, Marcia Hannah Cromer '66 was incorrectly identified in
her photograph on page 38.
Over 50 years ago, Dr. H. Anthony Neidig, a 1943 graduate
and new member of the College's chemistry faculty, created a summer
research program for his chemistry students. The findings from those
initial experiments were published in a 1950 edition of the prestigious
Journal of the American Chemical Society, a rare feat for the under-
graduates who co-authored the work. Neidig, now professor emeritus of
chemistry, went on to a distinguished career at the College, and the
program he initiated became a vital component of the sciences at
oint student-faculty research
is the engine that drives the
whole progtam in chem-
istry," said Dr. Owen Moe
■ Jr., Vernon and Doris
Professor of Chemistry, "and we are see-
ing it more and more in physics, biology
Though research is often more promi-
nent in the sciences, it plays a role in
every academic department on campus.
"It is expected of all faculty to be
engaged in some kind of research,
though the character of that research and
its extent can vary from place to place,"
said Dr. Stephen MacDonald, vice pres-
ident for academic affairs and dean of
the faculty. He explained that student-
faculty research, while occurring in other
departments on campus, tends to be
more feasible in the sciences. "It is more
natural in the sciences for faculty and
students to work together designing proj-
ects that invoke a series of tasks and
analysis of data. It is very common in
chemistry, for example, to have papers
published by four or five authors, which
is not usually the case in other disciplines
such as music, history and religion."
For 23 students, the summer of 2003
was a 10-week immersion into the world
of collaborative research and laboratory
work. According to Moe, 80 percent of
D7C students involved in summer
research go on to earn either doctorates
or medical degrees, many at prestigious
institutions such as Princeton, Cornell
From the beginning, grant support
has been vital to the success of research
on the DVC campus. Neidig's pilot pro-
gram was supported by a three-year grant
from Research Corporation. Today, proj-
ects receive funding from a variety of
government and private-funding agen-
cies, including the Whitaker Foundation,
National Institutes of Health (NIH),
National Science Foundation (NSF),
Merck Foundation, and American
Experiment in Progress ft
Above: Dr. Carl WigaL chair and profes-
sor of chemistry, works on an experiment
with Sophia Kwon '06 and Gary
Romberger '04. The group iscgrtm^j^M
research begun in the summewQk,
under a grant from the Whitaker
Below Left: Mary Olanich '05 is in her
second year of student research, having
ivorked with professors in the Psychology
and Biology Departments the previous
Below Right: Jordan Newell '05 reviews
related literature in the s'
EunOH&iNUJJS-wneri preparing irus science umenne, we
were inuri'datfiS witll-great ' ideas from our science faculty,
emeriti, friends and colleagues alike. This article includes just
a few highlights -from the first 100 years of science at LVC —
much more can be found at a web page created just to solve
this dilemma. Please -visit www.lvc.edu/science-timeline to
read more about our extraordinary history and to see historical
credits where applicable. Also, please help us add to this his-
tory by providing additional information and/or corrections
while visiting this site.
LVC's first curriculum
Albert Charles Rigler '70,
a member of LVC's first
graduating class, gradu-
ates with two others. He
completed the Scientific
President David D. DeLonj
strengthens the Scientific
Course by adding a fourth
year to the three-year
Association for the Advancement of
Science (AAAS). Grant monies cover a
variety of costs, including faculty sup-
port, student stipends and supplies,
which can be especially costly in bio-
chemistry and molecular biology.
Summer research costs alone can add up
"Grants are very competitive," said
Dr. Walter Patton, assistant professor of
chemistry. "More and more small schools
like LVC are doing research now, so there
is a lot more competition for the money."
Patton explained that originality is key
when it comes to receiving funds. "We
must make sure the project is scientifi-
cally worthwhile and that we are not
just repeating what has been done by
other institutions," he said. "We have to
show that we are discovering new things
and contributing to the literature out
Dr. Scott Walck, assistant professor
of physics, and students Jonathan Roth
'05 and Shawn Hilbert '04 are studying
quantum entanglement, a field that did
not even exist prior to the 1990s. "The
problems and mysteries of
quantum mechanics were
the principal motiva-
tions behind my
choice to study
mechanics borrows from and bleeds into
the neighboring disciplines of mathemat-
ics, philosophy and chemistry. There is
no question that this is a difficult field in
which to work, especially for students.
But the mysteries are compelling. I
would have liked to work on something
like this as a student."
Though Moe's grant from the NIH
officially ended on June 30, 2003, he is
continuing to work under a
$40,000 NSF grant he received
in 2001 for a MALDI-TOF
mass spectrometer. He
and students are devel-
oping new undergradu-
ate laboratory experi-
ments for the MALDI,
which determines easily
and quickly the exact
masses of single, isolated
biomolecules such as pro-
teins, nucleic acids and complex
carbohydrates. Patton received a
$40,000 grant from Research Corpor-
ation (2003-2005) to work on commu-
nication between the two primary struc-
tural domains of the enzyme, GMP syn-
thetase. In addition, Dr. Carl Wigal,
chair and professor of chemistry,
received a grant from the AAAS and the
Merck Foundation to support teams of
faculty and srudents in biology and
chemistry. This is a follow-up to the
Whitaker Foundation grant from last
summer. The 2002 Whitaker award
offered students and faculty from two
different disciplines — psychology and
biology — the opportunity to work
together on research involving spatial
earning in rats. Dr. Deanna Dodson,
chair and associate professor of psycholo-
gy, and Dr. Dale Erskine, professor of
biology, looked at sex differences in spa-
tial learning, while Dr. Kerry Laguna,
President Hervin U. Roop
reorganizes the curriculum similar
to one developed recently at Johns
Hopkins. LVC's five academic groups
associate professor of psychology, and
Dr. Stacey Goodman, assistant professor
of biology, studied the effects of han-
dling in spatial learning. Each team
included three students — one each
from psychology, biology and psychobi-
ology. "The grant was designed expressly
for undergraduate research," explained
Dodson. "One of our great strengths is
that students not only have access to fac-
ulty as advisers and teachers, but also as
collaborators in meaningful research."
The research done here would not be
possible without the appropriate technol-
ogy. "We are better equipped than most
small graduate programs," said Wigal.
"Very few small colleges have an invento-
ry like we do." While larger institutions
may have a broader range of instrumen-
tation, students often do not have access
to the equipment until their junior or
senior years. Dr. Marc Harris, assistant
professor of chemistry, was faced with
that situation as an undergraduate at the
University of Arizona at Tucson, and
understands the impor-
tance of immediate
ties. "You see fresh-
men coming in, see
the gleam in their
eyes and know
they want to par-
DR. CARL WIGAL
R Y BETH H
^ oth the American Chemical Society
^-*S anc | the Lebanon Valley College
J community recently honored Dr.
■— ^ Carl Wigal, chair and professor of
chemistry, for excellence in teaching.
Wigal received the 2003 E. Emmet Reid
Award for excellence in teaching in the
Middle Atlantic Region of the American
Chemical Society. He was chosen from
among science professors at small colleges
in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New
York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., and
accepted the honor during a Chemical
Society meeting at Princeton University.
Wigal was also the recipient of LVC's 2003
Vickroy Award for Excellence in Teaching, an
honor presented to a full-time faculty mem-
ber each year at Commencement.
"Wigal's work is a model of excellent
undergraduate teaching in the natural sci-
ences," said Dr. Stephen MacDonald. vice
president for academic affairs and dean of
the faculty. "He is an effective classroom
lecturer, an active scholar in his own right,
and his research almost invariably involves
the work of undergraduate majors. He is a
model for what we like to see in the natural
sciences and across the College."
Since joining LVC in 1993, Wigal's work in
the sciences has garnered over $300,000 in
grants. He is the author of 26 articles, many
co-authored by undergraduate students, and
is published in professional journals such as
Biochemistry. Electroanalysis, and both The
Journal of Organic Chemistry and Journal of
Chemical Education. He has also developed
several modular experiments published by
Chemical Education Resources. Prior to join-
ing LVC, he was on the faculty at Idaho State
University, where he was named the ISU
College of Arts and Science Most Influential
Wigal's research and teaching have had
a profound impact on his students, who
have won graduate fellowships to doctoral
programs at Princeton, Northwestern,
Michigan, Penn State, Indiana, Southern
Cal, Wisconsin, Pittsburgh, the University of
Pennsylvania and SUNY Buffalo. One of his
students. Dr. Aaron Aponick '98, was
recently awarded a prestigious National
Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellowship
at Stanford University. Aponick is currently a
Kodak Fellow at the University of Michigan,
and was also awarded an American
Chemical Society Division of Organic
Chemistry Fellowship sponsored by the
Schering-Plough Research Institute.
"Attending Dr. Wigal's classes and doing
research in his laboratories influenced my
career choices more than any other factor I
can identify," said Aponick. "In class he was
always organized, amazingly knowledgeable
and above all intellectually stimulating. His
grasp of, and enthusiasm for, the subject
matter inspired me tremendously both as a
student and as a researcher. At LVC, with the
right mix of encouragement and supervision,
he helped shape me into a scientist and pre-
pared me for a successful career."
Editor's Note: Wigal received a third dis-
tinguished award shortly after this article
was written. He was one of eight professors
honored by the Department of Chemistry at
Indiana University at the Symposium for
Excellence in Undergraduate Chemical
Research. Wigal was recognized for his
research contributions as well as for his
important work as a mentor who encourages
students to pursue careers in science.
First course in biology
Dr. S.O. Grimm '12 begins working at
the College as an assistant in biology
during his senior year — he would con-
tinue for 55 years serving in such roles
as principal of the Academy, full profes-
sor in physics and much more.
Dr. Carl F. Schmidt '14 graduates
and later joins the U.S. Naval
Development Center where he works
closely with U.S. astronauts John
Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Virgil Grissom
and Alan Shepard among others.
Dr. Andrew Bender
joins the faculty.
said. "Students can walk into research
labs here and get productive work done
In addition to learning how to use a
variety of instrumentation, research pro-
grams on campus also provide students
with valuable insight into the nature of
research in general. "We can talk about
doing research, but the hands-on exposure
is so much more valuable," said Dodson.
"You see how things can go wrong and
how you recover from that. You see that
science is a process of steps and that some-
times you need to step back and re-evalu-
ate the hypothesis."
It is important to both students and
faculty that the results of their research
extend beyond the laboratory walls.
Wigal's students, for instance, have had
the distinction of being published in The
Journal of Organic Chemistry and
Biochemistry — two top peer-reviewed
journals that have featured the work of
scientists from Harvard and MIT.
Patton's students have presented abstracts
and posters at the American Chemical
Society meetings. Students performing
research with Dr. Kathleen Kolbet,
assistant professor of chemistry, presented
material last year at the American
Physical Society Meeting in Texas, where
they gave 10-minute talks to an audience
of graduate students, industrial Ph.D.s,
faculty and other members of the scien-
has performed summer research the past two
years with several LVC professors. Her current
research interests include the introduction of
genetic mutations into DNA sequences.
tific community. In physics, a
number of students have had
the distinction of per-
forming research in
k competitive summer
programs at insti-
tutions such as
sity and the
In addition to
the exposure for
research and keeping
abreast of what is new
in the scientific community
is vital for faculty members.
"Science moves so rapidly today,"
said Moe. "If all a professor does is teach,
within 10 years that professor is out of
date. Instead of just learning from a text-
book and reading about what others have
done, you need to be engaged in your
work and become aware of the latest
techniques and how to use them. Your
own research can become your best
With every available inch of laboratory
space in the Garber Science Center now
being utilized to the fullest, science faculty
look forward to plans for a revitalization
and the positive improvements that facility
will bring. "Every faculty member will
have dedicated research space, allowing
their students to do research throughout
the year. That is the biggest advantage of
the new building," said Wigal.
"Improving the atmosphere is always a
plus — putting people in the right frame
of mind to work, to learn," added Dr.
Barry Hurst, associate professor of
physics and director of the physics track
6 The Valley
Above: Dr. Barry Hurst, associate professor of physics and director of the physics track for
engineering, and Laura DeHart '01 discuss an image viewed with the programs atomic force
Right: Jessica Abbott '06 performed biology research in the Garber Science Center during the
summer of 2003.
Mary McCurdy Graham '30 graduates. She would lat_
endow the LVC Graham Scholarships in biology.
"Scientific and Decorative Principles in a Botanical
Laboratory" subtitled, "A Detailed Study of the Plantings fo
the Grounds of Lebanon Valley College, Annville,
Pennsylvania," appears in American Landscape Architect.
Dr. L.G. Bailey is hired as associate profes-
sor of education and psychology. Famous for
his hypnotist abilities, Bailey oversees psy-
chology becoming a major (1940) and the for-
mation of the Psychology Club (1945) during
his 17 years.
Dr. John H. Moyer '39
graduates. He later
receives a Presidential
Citation from U.S.
President Lyndon B.
Solomon Caulker '41
graduates. He later
of Fourabah College in
Marian Kreider '44 is named
Who s Who Among Students
in American Colleges and
Universities. She is a pre-med
major and vice president of
the Biology Club.
for engineering. Although the Physics
Department is small compared to other
Garber departments, the growing popular-
ity of the Physical Therapy and Music
Recording Technology programs on cam-
pus have increased attendance in the
introductory physics classes by 50 percent.
After the Garber Revitalization, the
Physics Department will not only gain
some additional classroom space, but also
a computational lab that will act as a
combination classroom/lab for students to
work on computer-related projects or use
computer-related tools to do their work.
The redesigned building will also foster
easier interactions among the
science faculty. A life sci
ences suite with teach
ing and research labs
will link Patton
with Dr. Stephen
Williams and Dr.
professors of biolo-
gy. They will work
closely to initiate new
research. Also, while the Psychology
Department will find a home in the reno-
vated Lynch building, the new science
center will contain an office for
Dodson and an animal
research lab so that she can
continue her collaboration
in psychobiology with
Though the transi-
tion to a new science
facility may be a few
years away, research in the
sciences and the collabora-
tive work between faculty and
students will remain strong.
"Students learn by doing science," said
Dr. Allan Wolfe, chair and professor of
biology. "It is not a straight path from
hypothesis to conclusion, but they learn
to take information that looks ambigu-
ous and make sense out of it. It is a
process where students are supported all
the way. We struggle together and nego-
tiate the path to a conclusion together."
Mary Beth Hower is a freelance
writer from Annville. She is the former
director of media relations at
Lebanon Valley College.
Right: Dr. Walter Patton, assistant professor of
chemistry, is part of an interdepartmental sum-
mer research program that focuses on the commu-
nication between the two primary structural
domains of the enzyme, GMP synthetase. Here, he
works with (L to r.):Abby Shumaker '04 (bio-
chemistry and molecular biology), Jessica Abbott
'06 (biofogy) and Christine Lightcap '04 (bio-
chemistry and molecular biology).
President Clyde A. Lynch breaks
ground for a new building, the
Washington House, that would later
house three laboratories for biology and
Chemistry's summer research program
begins. Dr. H. Anthony Neidig '43, pro-
fessor of chemistry, receives the first
three-year chemical research grant
from Research Corporation.
LVC students, with their professor, are published in a
professional journal. Dr. H. Anthony Neidig '43, profes-
sor of chemistry, publishes an article that appears in
the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Dr.
Dennis L Funck '49, Dr. Robert W. Uhrich '43, Robert
E. Baker '49 and Wesley R. Kreiser '49 are co-authors.
Dr. Jean 0. Love joins the LVC staff
as assistant professor of psychology
and acting chair of the department.
She would teach until 1985.
The Science Building is dedi-
cated in memory of Dr.
Andrew Bender '06 and Dr.
Samuel Derickson '02.
Looking Beyond Tuition
at College Affordability
— - si|
H v - ; '
-— — - "" — ~
BY STEPHEN TRAPNELL '90
he message is everywhere, a
refrain repeated so often it
ft has become accepted as
indisputable truth: college costs are spi-
raling out of control, increasing faster
than inflation every year.
Like many popular conceptions, this
beliet has some basis in truth, but the full
story is more complex. It is indisputable,
however, that many families experience
the issue of college affordability.
"For Lebanon Valley's families,
finances have always been a concern,"
said William J. Brown Jr. '79, dean of
admission and financial aid.
"It is true that the cost of college, both
here and nationally, has risen at a rate faster
than the Consumer Price Index (CPI)," said
Deborah R. Fullam '81, LVC's vice presi-
dent and controller. "The expectations of
prospective students and their families have
increased as have the costs of items histori-
cally provided by colleges."
For example, to remain competitive
today, colleges must offer technology
services that simply didn't exist a few
1 The Valley
years ago, such as high-speed Internet
access. Other high-cost items are scientif-
ic equipment, computer equipment and
library materials, including
books, periodicals and access to
online data services.
Indeed, families today
expect colleges to offer student
centers with a la carte menus
and coffee bars, NCAA
Division I-type athletic fields
and stadiums at a small college,
and residence halls that include
private suites with all the com-
forts of home, including high-
speed Internet access.
Education-related costs have
pushed LVC's tuition from
$5,870 in 1984-85 to $20,600
in 2002-03, an increase of 251
percent during a period when
the CPI increased approximately
However, "at Lebanon
Valley, very few people pay that
sticker price," Brown noted.
When considering college
costs, it is important to differ-
entiate between stated tuition
rates — a school's official price
tag — and average "net
tuition," which is what a typi-
cal student actually pays after institution-
al financial aid grants are applied.
The average "discount" a LVC student
received on the stated tuition rate due to
the College's financial aid packages was
15 percent in 1984-85. This cut "net
tuition" to $4,989. Over the years, the
College's financial aid grants grew, so
that by 2002-03, the discount rate had
increased to 41 percent. Consequently,
net tuition had only risen to $12,097.
According to figures released by the
LVC Tuition: Sticker and "Net"
$ JP ^ ___^^,097
$ l870"'2_-«-— ' """"$8,704 $ 9 ' 379
$5,000! f $6,670
1984-85 1989-90 1994-95 1999-00 2002-03
-•- Stated Tuition -*- Net Tuition
LVC Costs & Median Household Income
1985 1990 1995
I Median Income -•- Stated Costs
National Association of Independent
Colleges and Universities (NAICU),
tuition increases leveled off and institu-
tional grant aid increased during the
1990s, so that average net tuition at
some schools across the country actually
increased at a lower rate than inflation.
In March, the organization reported that
from 1992-93 to 1999-2000, private
college net tuition increased 17.3 per-
cent, while the CPI grew 18.7 percent.
Looking at affordability from another
perspective, LVC's stated tuition,
room and board in 1985-86 was
$8,760, or approximately 37 per-
cent of the U.S. median house-
hold income at that time. By
2000, the school's total stated
costs were $21,910, equivalent to
52 percent of the median house-
hold income that year.
Average total net costs, howev-
er, remained at a more consistent
percentage of a typical family's
income. Net tuition — taking into
account the discount resulting
from financial aid — plus room
and board was $7,879 in 1985,
about 33 percent of the median
household income. In 2000, aver-
age total net costs were $15,189,
approximately 36 percent of the
median household income.
Viewed this way, the Valley's
increase in financial aid has helped
to keep the school's affordability
relatively stable. This in turn has
allowed LVC to be regularly recog-
nized as a "Best Value" school by
U.S.News & World Report.
NAICU estimates that nation-
wide, approximately 76 percent of full-
time undergraduates receive grants to
help pay their costs. At Lebanon Valley,
the percentage of students with financial
... THE VALLEY S INCREASE IN FINANCIAL
AID HAS HELPED TO KEEP THE SCHOOL'S
AFFORDABILITY RELATIVELY STABLE.
The entire LVC admission and financial aid
process is guided by four Valley graduates (L to
r.): Susan Sarisky 92, director of admission;
Deborah R. Fullam '81, vice president and
controller; Jennifer Liedtka '92, M'OO, director
of financial aid; and William]. Brown Jr. '79,
dean of admission and financial aid
assistance packages is far higher, with
approximately 92 percent of full-time
students receiving financial aid from the
College. Add in aid and loans offered
through government and other sources,
and the population of students receiving
some form of financial assistance increases
to approximately 97 percent.
"It's very much a necessity for many
of our students," said Jennifer Liedtka
'92, M'OO, director of financial aid. "We
are here to serve our families. It is our
job to help them figure out how to pay
to come to LVC."
One of the primary ways Lebanon Valley
has helped students attend the College in
the last decade is through the Presidential
Scholarship Program, which offers financial
grants based on high school class rank.
LVC students who graduate in the top
1 percent of their high school classes
receive a Vickroy Scholarship that pays
for half of tuition costs. Those in the top
20 or 30 percent of their class ranks
receive scholarships of one-third or one-
quarter of tuition costs, respectively.
The scholarship program is renewable
for four years if students maintain a certain
grade-point average. And, if they meet spe-
EHc Stkhkr '03 funded his LVC educa-
tion by receiving a Vickroy Scholarship, the
Gerald S. Wingenroth Scholarship and a PHEAA
State Grant, serving as a resident assistant, and
borrowing through the Federal Stafford Loan pro-
r en Bednar '04 receives a Vickroy
Scholarship, PHEAA State and Federal Pell
Grants, a Federal Stafford Loan and a Federal
PLUS Loan as she works her way through LVC.
cific conditions, the College guarantees
that full-time students can complete
requirements for a baccalaureate degree in
four years, or the College will provide free
tuition for additional courses.
The Presidential Scholarship Program
has fueled interest in the Valley, helping
to increase enrollment to over 1,500 stu-
dents. It also has brought Lebanon Valley
national attention. For example, the
scholarship program was profiled on
ABC World News Tonight in April 2003
with Peter Jennings complimenting LVC
on its innovative approach.
While some observers initially ques-
tioned whether the College would ulti-
mately be able to support the scholarship
program as the student population grew,
Brown said it is working.
"It has stood the test of time economi-
cally, financially and for several generations
of students," he said. "It's still a good idea."
The Vickroy and related scholarships
are a big factor in reducing LVC's stated
tuition from $20,600 to the average net
tuition a typical student would be
responsible for, $12,097.
"Every year I look at LVC's number
and I compare it to the state-related uni-
versities," said Fullam. "If a student is
going to commit the resources to go to
college, especially if they receive a
Presidential Scholarship, financially, a
LVC education can be as affordable as an
education at a state-related school."
Although large public universities
may still have slightly lower costs, smaller
private schools such as LVC generally
offer more direct contact between faculty
and students. Fullam points out that the
personalized attention students receive at
the Valley through a 14:1 full-time
equivalent class size can help them grad-
uate within four years. At schools where
Danelle McCusker '04 receives sup-
port from a LVC Achievement Award, a LVC
Grant, PHEAA State and Federal Pell Grants, a
Federal Stafford Loan and through the UPS
Earn and Learn Education Assistance Program.
students may get less guidance in choos-
ing a major and scheduling, she said,
they sometimes need longer to complete
their education, thus increasing the cost.
Brown, however, has his own com-
pelling perspective on the affordability of
"It's a good investment. If you're going
to invest in anything, invest in yourself or
invest in your kids," Brown said. "There's
no better place to put your money."
Stephen Trapnell '90 is a corporate
communications specialist for D&E
Communications, Inc., Ephrata; a
freelance writer; and college jour-
Fall 2003 13
everal LVC alumni and friends have more
in common than a liberal arts education —
they share a love of model trains. When Warren
Heidelbaugh '58 was only four months old, his father,
an electrical engineer, bought him an American Flyer
train. Heidelbaugh now has one of the largest operating
"O" Gauge train collections in central Pennsylvania. It
is composed of 40 sets of trains with six to eight cars
per set. The thrill of watching his trains whir and hiss
around hairpin curves, over ramps and through tunnels —
all in miniature — has not diminished. "I go down to the
basement to run them," he said. "I think the fascination
has to do with the motion of the trains, watching them
go through the towns and mountains, seeing the whole
thing run smoothly."
Fall 2003 15
But these petite versions of the big
engineering marvel also have the power
to conjure up memories.
That is exactly what model trains do
for Bruce Rismiller '59. "From when I
was five or six years old to 17 or 18, my
dad collected trains with my two broth-
ers and me," he recalled. "Lionel used to
have a catalogue and, my dad would sit
down with us. We each asked for an
addition to the set and sometimes we
would argue about what we wanted to
order. My dad talked about how it
worked, and we hooked up the wires. We
were getting a good education. We
would set it up at Thanksgiving and the
platform came down New Year's Day."
That beloved childhood train now
whistles inside the Reading home of
Rismiller s brother, but Rismiller himself
has not forgotten the joy of train owner-
ship. About 20 years ago, he stopped in a
toy shop, noticed model trains manufac-
tured by the German company
Lehman, Gross Bahn, and yearned
to share his childhood interest with
his recently born grandson. As his
grandson grew, so did the train col-
lection. Over the years, Rismiller
has accumulated 24
engines and 1 00 box-
one with a
1 ' r'Svjfitje
price tag of over
$2,000. Last year,
Rismiller retired to
Florida and gave the
collection to his son.
"The trains reminded
me of my relationship
with my dad, and I
think that's why I did it with my
grandson," said Rismiller. "It's
something that they will talk about
and ask about."
Dr. Robert E. Hamilton, LVC's
vice president for administration,
has collected approximately 40
Lionel model steam engines but admits
that his childhood memories of trains had
more to do with fear than fascination. "I
was somewhat afraid of trains as a young-
ster," he said. "It was the steam, the whis-
tles and the noise."
In fourth grade, Hamilton overcame
his apprehension and received his first
steam engine and train set. When he and
his wife were expecting
their first child, Hamilton
bought a set at a train
shop so he could share the
hobby with his soon-to-
be-born son. "The boy
turned out to be a girl,"
Hamilton remarked. "My
wife accused me of using
the baby as an excuse to
get involved in trains."
Hamilton's involvement has lasted for
30 years. "I just love the detail," he said.
"The ones that represent
the true prototypes add to
the interest and the cost.
Now they have added
digital sound systems that
make the models sound
like the original trains."
No one has had to
know more about model
train detail than Dr.
Peter Riddle '61, now a
music professor at Acadia University in
Nova Scotia. With his wife Gay Bull
Riddle '63 assisting as editor, Dr. Riddle
has written 1 1 books about model trains
Warren Heidelbaugh '58 has been collecting
trains for over a half century. He is pictured
above (left) with his brother, Emlen, in a 1951
Below left: Dr. Peter Riddle '61 has written 11
books about model trains. Three of his book
jackets are pictured here.
and owns more than 125 locomotives.
"The hobby is not necessarily child's play,"
he noted. "From 1901 to 1969, the trains
were aimed at children, mainly boys 8 to
14. At one point Lionel went out of busi-
ness, but now they are stronger than ever.
Adults are now the biggest collectors. I
know many people in their fifties and six-
ties and even older who have just started
collecting model trains."
Riddle recalled going down to the
train yard as a young boy growing up in
Oceanport, N.J., and hanging onto the
ties under the railroad bridge while the
trains passed overhead. "I was always fas-
cinated with mechanical things," he said.
"It was an exciting experience."
Lori Myers is a Harrisburg-based
freelance writer who has had arti-
cles published in national and
regional magazines, newspapers
and on the Internet. She is a regular
contributor to WITF's Central PA
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Gary Schneider, Genetic Self Portrait: Hands (right), 1997, toned gelatin silver print,
36 x 29 in., courtesy of the artist
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts from Pennsylvania Collections
February 27 - April 11, 2004
Book of Hours for Sarum Use (Streeter-Piccard Hours), Flanders, Bruges, c. 1440
Nicholas Brouwer (active 1420 to 1450J, MS 27, folio 77v, Bryn Mawr College Library,
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
(3rd Annual Juried Art Exhibition
\pril 23 - May 9, 2004
Rob Evans: Recent Work
May 21 -June 27, 2004
Rob Evans, Indicator, 2000, mixed media on paper, 21 x 19 1/2 in., private collection
Lebanon Valley College
Wednesday, 5-8 p.m.
Thursday & Friday, 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Other times by appointment.
BY DR. SUSAN VERHOEK
e call them ever-
greens, the pines,
the junipers, hem-
locks and spruce of campus. The needle-
like leaves stay on the trees for several years
and do not drop seasonally in the way
deciduous trees shed leaves in the fall.
Because of these "evergreen" needles, the
winters at LVC are still verdant. On the
LVC campus, the junipers are mostly low
bushes used to soften the juncture
of buildings and ground, especially at
Vickroy Residence Hall and the
Humanities Center. Junipers are a designer
plant. New forms and colors keep appear-
ing because the shrubs occasionally pro-
duce mutant branches.
After these branches
have been cloned and
rooted, a whole new
line of fancier shrubs is
begun. Junipers are also a
landscape designers work-
horse. So varied are they that design pro-
fessionals might decide upon the ideal size,
shape and texture for a shrub and then
find a juniper to fill the job. The bluish
"juniper berries" that flavor gin and sauer-
braten are actually fleshy cones. Also called
"red cedar," the wood of taller trees makes
pencils and cedar closet liners.
Pines are not prevalent at LVC, but
there is a magnificent white pine between
Blair Music Center and the Humanities
Center. It has soft, flexible needles and
long cones frosted with pitch. In front of
Mary Green Residence Hall is another tall
pine. This species produces short, rounded
cones. These needles are more robust and
tend to break rather than bend if folded. A
pine seed in the cone takes about 18
months to develop. Then the scales open
up, the seed is wafted out, and the cone
falls off easily.
To see LVC's blue spruce, one must
look along the railroad tracks. These
spruces are some of the trees that used to
live alternating with the maples in the
Academic Quad. Some of them survived
the move to the "back" of the campus
and put on a brave bluish-green show
through the winter.
The tall, dark evergreen in the
Academic Quad near Miller Chapel is a
Norway spruce. There are several more
near Bishop Library and the Carnegie
Building. Norway spruce have the
upright, single main stem of all tree ever-
greens, but the smallest branchlets droop
from their supporting branches. In
Norway and other countries where there
is lots of snow, this is a way the tree can
let the heavy weight of winter precipita-
tion slide right off to the ground.
The hemlocks on campus have lately
been under an onslaught of the woolly
adelgid insect, but many are
holding their own. The
grove between Blair and
Humanities is the oldest
group, and there is a row
of newer ones along the
Garber Science Center park-
ing lot. These short-needled trees are a very
attractive part of the campus scene after a
snowfall. As they should be — after all, the
hemlock is the Pennsylvania state tree.
Dr. Susan Verhoek, professor of biol-
ogy, and Kelly Alsedek, associate
director of college relations, recent-
ly created a self-guided walking tour
of the College's Arboretum. Please
call 717-867-6175 if you would like
to receive a copy of the brochure.
1 8 The Valley
The Great Expectations Lynch Initiative
"ith the completion of the new gym on the
J North Campus, a tremendous volume of space
has been opened for academic purposes in the
heart of Lynch Memorial Hall. Through the Lynch
Initiative, the space once occupied by the gym will be
transformed into new general-purpose "smart" (technol-
ogy-enabled) classrooms, a 90-seat lecture hall, faculty
offices and seminar rooms for the Departments of
Mathematical Sciences and Psychology, observation lab-
oratories for psychology 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 other academic buildings.
In the center of 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 from new rooftop skylights. Lynch
Memorial Hall will become a unique space where
boundaries between the 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 www.lvc.edu/campaign.
Pictured above is an architectural rendering of the Commons from
the second floor. (For reference, the Gather Science Center is to
your back, and you would be facing the Miller Chapel.)
Great Expectations as of September 30, 2003
(ffiHiM i' 1 SR'tt'KKHK^SSlKKIiSS^i^l
Gifts to Date Campaign Goal
Capital Construction $ 1 6,2 14,322 $25,325,000
Endowment $13,292,026 $12,675,000
Current Operations $ 8,665,436 $12,000,000
Total Campaign Contributions $39,600,654 $50,000,000
* including gifts to all purposes
news o* notes
BY ANN HESS MYERS
atriculating at Eastman School of Music, Oberlin College or Lebanon
Valley College would have all prepared Dr. Nancy M. Fenstermacher '61
for a career in music. For her, the choice was clear. She would attend
LVC because of its excellent reputation and quality liberal arts program. An aspir-
ing pianist, Fenstermacher believed that LVC's mission was best suited to her
philosophy of life. Little did she know that through music she would be intro-
duced to a new way of thinking, and her outlook on life would change.
After arriving at the Valley, Fenstermacher met Dr. William Fairlamb, professor
emeritus of music, who believed that making great music went beyond beautiful
sounds. Music was about the interac-
'$ tion between the musician, the orches-
| tra and the audience. One does not
1 dominate the other. Sometimes they
I dance, sometimes they argue and
B sometimes they cry together.
U Fenstermacher then wanted to
■ know more about the people. How did
the musicians interact with the orches-
i tra? Where did the audience fit into
the picture? Auditing classes taught by
i Dr. Jean Love, professor emerita of
psychology, helped Fenstermacher
2 answer these questions. She joined
ft the Psychology Club and was a mem-
ber of the Honor Society. She had come
Fenstermacher went on to earn her
doctorate in psychology from the
University of Rochester Medical School.
She has been a psychological consult-
ant to Eastman Kodak and Eastman
School of Music. Fenstermacher is a licensed psychologist with PinnacleHealth
Systems in Harrisburg. Following the September 11 attacks, she went to Ground
Zero and worked around the clock listening to stories of shattered dreams and
hopes. She helped people piece their lives back together, always remembering what
she learned at the Valley, understanding the relationship between the soloist, the
orchestra and the audience.
To Fenstermacher, the people of New York were the musicians, the city was the
orchestra and the nation was the audience that cried along with them. The people
of New York drew strength from patriotism. Everywhere they looked, American flags
flew high and proud. Fenstermacher knew that slowly, over time, the musicians
would again join together as an orchestra for the world to praise. The crying would
fade into the background and the dancing would take center stage.
Ann Hess Myers has been LVC's director of alumni programs since
1998. She has been a visiting instructor in sociology at Dickinson
Nancy M. Fenstermacher 61
NOTE: All locations are in
Pennsylvania unless otherwise noted.
By strange coincidence, two of the four sur-
viving graduates of the LVC class of 1927
now live in adjacent rooms at Bethany
Village Retirement Center in Mechanicsburg.
Walter Ness and Blanche Stager Fox
became neighbors in November 2002 without
any prior knowledge of the other's residency.
Walter Lee Ness, 99, was a chemistry major
and editor of the campus newspaper, La Vie
Collegienne, and the 1 927 class yearbook,
Quittapahilla 1928 (LVC yearbooks were then
published the year that followed class gradua-
tion). He married classmate Florence
Dundore '27 and they had one son.
Blanche Rebecca Stager Fox, 97, was a Latin
major involved in many extracurricular
activities. In high school, she skipped a
grade and was valedictorian of her class at
Lebanon High School. After college, she
married classmate and football-team captain
Harold "Zorky" Fox '27, who was induct-
ed into the LVC Athletic Hall of Fame in
1981. They had two daughters who also
graduated from LVC, Joanne Fox Shover
'52 and Carole Fox Weaver '56.
Walter and Blanche are in good health and
recall fond memories of their days at LVC.
A volunteer aboard the Battleship New Jersey
located in Camden, N.J., Robert U. Cassel '36
has been working toward restoring the ship.
Along with other volunteers, he has been paint-
ing the turrets of the 16-inch guns, hauling
hawsers, cleaning compartments and registering
books in the curators office.
Louise Gillan Harris '36 is still active at
the Rutherford House Senior Center in
Harrisburg. She also takes aerobics and is an
elementary school teacher's aide in the
Susquehanna School District.
"No snow to shovel or grass to mow," is how
Lena Risser Mitchell '38 describes living in
the retirement community in Florida where
she and her husband, Bill, now reside.
On September 22, 2003, Sarah Koury
Zimmerman '45 was honored by the con-
gregation of the Waynesboro Presbyterian
Church for her 50 years of service as the
20 The Valley
news cr notes
Walter Ness '27 and Blanche Stager Fox '27
Ruth Anne Brown Zimmerman '51 cele-
brated her 10th year as a medical technolo-
gist with the Denver Veterans Affairs
Medical Center in Colorado. In addition to
working full time, last summer Ruth Anne
logged 100 hours as a volunteer florist at
the medical center.
For over 45 years, Joseph T. Oxley '52 has
been operating the Monmouth Day Camp
in Middletown, N.J.
Lenwood B. Wert, D.O., '55 was elected
to a seventh tetm as vice speaker of the
House of Delegates at the 95th Annual
Clinical Assembly of the Pennsylvania
Osteopathic Medical Association held in
Philadelphia this past spring.
George G. Cunningham '58 is superin-
tendent of schools for the Main School
Administtation Disttict #72 in Fryeburg.
In January 2003, the central Pennsylvania
publication Senior News profiled the life of
Robert M. Hipp '58. He spent 23 years in
the U.S. Naval Reserves, becoming an
atomic, biological and chemical warfare
specialist and retiring with the rank of
Commander. In civilian life, Bob had a 16-
year career in the retail business and cur-
rently owns his own general insurance
agency in Lebanon.
Donna Williamson Shafer '58 took a cele-
bratory trip to the British Isles over the
summer to commemorate her retirement
aftet 37 years of teaching. For 21 years,
Donna was a music and sixth-grade teacher
at Wright Elementary School, and for 14
years, she was a sixth- and seventh-grade
math teacher at Pryor Middle School, both
in Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.
James F. Wolfe '58 is president of Edward
Via Virginia College of Osteopathic
Medicine, a newly established, not-for-
profit postgraduate institution located in
Blacksburg, Va. VCOM is affiliated with,
but not a part of, Virginia Polytechnical
Institute and State University.
The Rev. Donald E. Zechman '60 enjoys
camping, photography and spending time
with his grandchildren since his retirement
as a United Methodist minister
On April 12, 2003, Emily Bowman Brown
'62 was honored by the Plainfield (N.J.)
Symphony Orchestra for over 40 years of serv-
ice. Emily was principal of the viola section for
1 1 years, wrote program notes and served sever-
al terms on the board of directors, acting as sec-
retary of the board for three years.
Judith Newton Brown '63 provided hymn
and anthem suggestions for 1 5 scripture les-
sons for Celebrating justice and Liberation:
A Resource for Worship, edited by Linda
James W. Davis '63 and his wife, Sail ic
Slocum Davis '65, are "happy to be out of
the rat race." They have retired and moved
to Avalon, N.J.
Judith Smith Ermigiotti '63 is an academ-
ic adviser at Temple University.
Shirley Brown Michel '63 was hired as the
first music teacher for the new Mary,
Mother of the Redeemer Catholic School.
Serving students in kindergarten through
eighth grade, this North Wales school
opened its doors in September 2003.
In June 2003, The Rev. Ronald J.
Beistline '64 retired.
After 35 years as a guidance counselor,
Barbara Macaw Atkinson '67 retired from
Lower Dauphin High School in June 2002.
She now works part time as a financial aid
counselor at Harrisburg Area Community
An article by Helaine Hopkins Golann '67
and her husband, Dwight, titled "Why is it
hard for lawyers to deal with emotions?,"
appeated in the spring 2003 edition of the
American Bar Association's journal of
Dispute Resolution. Helaine's clinical psy-
chology practice includes, among other
William Jones 72
has written three mystery novels: Murder By
Memory, Silent Rescue and A Chameleon in the
work, Murder By Memory, reads, "When a serial
killer strikes again after a hiatus of twenty-four
years, Detective Herbert Chalmers is returned to
the police force. Along with his beautiful new
partner, Detective Lizabeth Barcay, Chalmers sets
out to finally bring the elusive murderer to justice.'
For more information, you can contact Jones at
Fall 2003 21
class news & notes
things, yoga teaching and thetapy, and con-
sultation with legal mediators.
The Rev. Bradley E. Rentzel '67, pastor at
Trinity United Church of Christ in Hanover,
and his wife, Cathy, became LVC parents
when their youngest daughter, Rebecca '07,
enrolled at LVC this fall.
Michael D. Curley '68 is the director of The
Curley Team, a Connecticut-based company
that provides research, studies and analyses.
Michael previously served in the U.S. Navy
and was a recipient of the Legion of Merit for
his work in undersea biomedical research.
Sue Ellen Kaufrrnan '68 is a clinical
research associate for pharmaceutical
research in Florida.
BY LORI MYERS
No one is more surprised than Pam Shadel
Fischer '81 that she has become a passionate
national advocate for child safety. This former
Lebanon Valley College English major now serves
as vice president, public affairs, for the AAA New Jersey Automobile Club in
Floram Park and is leading a national initiative — "Seated, Safe & Secure" — that
focuses on improving child passenger safety.
"The law in New Jersey used to be that a child starting at 18 months old could
ride in the back seat of a car restrained in only a seat belt," she explained. "It was
one of the worst laws in the nation."
The national statistics are startling, Fischer contended. "Car crashes are the num-
ber-one killer of children under the age of 14," she said. "There is so much we can do."
Fischer took that to heart when she and her son Zachary, now 8, trekked to
the state house in Trenton and urged lawmakers to take a more realistic view of
child restraints. In a sort of show-and-tell, Fischer used Zachary as a "visual" to
demonstrate why child safety seats, particularly booster seats, are
so critical. As a result of her efforts, New Jersey's law was
changed in December 2001, requiring children under
the age of eight, who weigh less than 80 lbs., to be
restrained in a car seat or booster seat. "We went from
the basement to the penthouse in terms of protecting
our kids," Fischer proclaimed proudly.
Earlier this year, the Public Relations Society of
America awarded the Silver Anvil to the AAA initia- <J!
tive. The campaign focuses on educating the pub-
lic about the proper use of child safety seats and
restraints along with modifying legislation considered to
be out of sync with what is happening on the roadways. But there's still a long
way to go, said Fischer.
"I have to thank my professors at LVC," she remarked. "They taught me to
write and think critically. It has served me well."
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.
Based out of Gautier, Miss., retired Air
Force Col. Jay A. Mengel '68, better
known as "Cap'n Jay," conducts tours of the
Pascagoula River Marsh Coastal Preserve on
his 23-foot cruise boat.
Chaplain (Col.) Richard W. Bower '69 is
serving with a combined joint task force in
After 34 years, William E. Campbell '69
retired as a supervisory mathematician with
the U.S. Navy in Mechanicsburg.
A Good-Bye Never Said is the first creative
nonfiction book written by Dr. Jonna-
Lynn Knauer Mandelbaum '69. The
book, published in January 2003 by Xlibris
Corporation, is a fictionalized account
of Jonna's experiences as a nurse in Africa
during the Mozambique and Zimbabwe
wars for independence.
P. Michael Reidy '70 was recently elected
chair of the governing body of the
Turnbridge Wells Grammar School for
Boys, a leading secondary school in Kent,
England. Michael is the marketing director
for Bespoke Publications Ltd. in Banstead,
Recently, Paul S. Fisher '71 led the boys'
tennis team of the Robinson Secondary
School in Fairfax, Va., to their 10th district
title in 1 1 years. In addition, the team has
advanced to the regional finals eight times,
winning three regional titles.
The 1 06-acre family farm of Sue E.
Bowman '72 became the 6,000th acre pre-
served by Lebanon County's Agricultural
Land Preservation Board. A special ceremo-
ny was held in August 2002 to commemo-
rate the occasion, with numerous govern-
ment dignitaries attending, including
Pennsylvania's secretary of agriculture.
In May 2003, Nancy Freeland Clark '72
received a master's degree in educational
media from New Jersey's Kean University.
The Rev. Gary R. Evans is an associate pas-
tor/chaplain at Living Hope Worship
Center in Logan Township, N.J.
Diane Seegert Oberdorff '73 is a parent
educator at LEARN, Southeastern
Connecticut's Regional Education Service
Center, in Old Lyme. Her husband, Vernon
E. Oberdorff '73, is manufacturing manag-
er for Stanley Bostitch in Clinton, Conn.
Ruth Nickerson Rittman '73 does costum-
ing and appears in the local community
theater of Ewing, N.J.
22 The Valley
class news & notes
Christine B. Brown '74 is a medical technol-
ogist-ASCP at Wilson Hospital, a division of
United Health Services, in Johnson City, N.Y.
Vicki L. Hackman, M.D., '74 is a physi-
cian with Health Help Inc. in Berea, Ky.
Fulfilling a lifelong dream, Judy Haines
Siler '74 has taken up foxhunting and now
lives in southern Vermont.
Mark E. Jurman '74 is a cell and molecular
biologist for Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc.
in Cambridge, Mass.
The Rev. D. Michael Bennethum '75 is
the author of Listen! God is Talking. The
book, published by Augsburg Fortress
Publishing Co., is based on his doctoral dis-
sertation. Michael is married to Diane
Schaefer Bennethum '76, a sales adminis-
trator with Exide Technologies in Reading.
Kevin J. Hartnett '75, currently in his
26th year as a school psychologist, is
employed by South Western School District
CW3 James R. Sprecher '75 is stationed at
the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and
School in Fort Huachuca, Ariz. He is chief,
signals intelligence concepts, architecture
and requirements, working future concepts
for the U.S. Army Objective Force. James
has been in the active military for 23 years.
"Spirit of Liberty," the latest composition
by Rodney S. Miller '77, has been accepted
by Shawnee Press for publication in its
2003-04 band catalog. Rodney composed
the piece for Council Rock's district-wide
band after visiting the Newtown school dis-
trict as part of its composer-in-residence
program. Rodney, an instrumental music
teacher in the Lebanon School District, is
staff arranger for LVC's marching band and
serves as co-musical director/arranger for
the Timbers Dinner Theater in Mt. Gretna.
Ronald R Afflebach '78 is director of
human resources for Pilot Therapeutics Inc.,
a specialty pharmaceutical company based
in Charleston, S.C.
John T. Ebert '78 has worked for AT&T
for over 22 years in many different capaci-
ties, including offer, product, program,
project manager; international ventures,
business planning, strategy and financial
Brenda Hawkins Geist '78 was promoted to
account executive at the Business Service Division
of the New Jersey Department of Labor, where
she has worked for the past 23 years.
Dennis L. Mark '78 is listed in the 2004
edition of the National Register's Who's Who
in Executives and Professionals. Dennis is
The Lebanon Valley College Alumni
Chorale recently released its second
CD. A Child My Choice, a CD of
Christmas music that was produced in
honor of the chorale's 25th anniver-
sary. The new CD, as well as the
chorale's first release, Chorale Gems
ofJ.S. Bach, is available at the LVC
bookstore. Dr. Pierce Getz '51, profes-
sor emeritus of music, directs the
"" and has done so
I founded the
Nearly 20 LVC
uates participate in
chief of laboratory automation at the Air
Force Institute of Environmental
Occupation Health Risk Assessment at
Brooks City-Base, Texas.
Former Brooklyn Botanical Gardens Head
Rosarian Stephen C. Scanniello '78 was a
featured speaker at the June 2003 Rose
Symposium held at the Brooklyn Botanic
Gardens in New York.
Kathleen Lazo Talaat '78 is manager of the
youth-business mentoring program for the
Common Wealth Development Inc. of
Pamela Frantz Emery 79 works in consumer
relations for Hershey Food Corporation.
Gary E. Emery '80 is the in-house band
and orchestra instrument repair technician
at Marty's Music Store in Annville.
Kevin T. Leddy '80 is an academic adviser
with Penn State University's College of
Communications in State College. Kevin
still plays baseball and annually assists with
LVC's alumni baseball game.
Patricia A. McGregor '80 is a linguistic ana-
lyst for Eliza Corporation, a software compa-
ny that creates and develops speech recogni-
tion software located in Beverly, Mass. She is
the author of But Now I See, an as-yet-unpub-
lished young adult novel. Patricia is a booking
agent for the Boston funk band Sugar Daddy.
In her spare time, she is also a voice-over
actress and narrates books on CDs for local
and national radio advertisements.
Leo C. Hearn Jr. '81 is president of
Scientia Solutions, an environmental con-
sulting firm that provides occupational safe-
ty and environmental management services
to clients nationwide. He and his family live
in Jacksonville, Fla.
Brian E. McSweeney '81 is a senior com-
puter scientist with the Defense Department.
His wife, Kimberly Haunton McSweeney
'82, teaches general music in Howard
Sharon Diederich Shoop '81 is a kinder-
garten through sixth-grade music teacher at
Blennerhassett Elementary School in
Parkersburg, W Va. Sharon continues to
play viola in the Blennerhassett String Trio
and the River Cities Symphony, and she
gives private piano lessons.
Eva Greenawalt Bering '82 is director of
operations for United Church of Christ
Homes at their corporate office in Camp
Dr. Hugh C. DeLong '82 is program man-
ager at the Air Force Office of Scientific
Research in Arlington, Va.
On April 23, 2003, William N. Campbell
'83 and his wife, Theresa Martin
Campbell '88, announced the birth of their
fourth daughter, Juliana Kathleen.
Nancy Darnell Pantano '83 is a social
worker in case management at Florida
Hospital in Altamonte Springs.
Jane Buscaglia Cheung '84 is a general
music teacher for New Jersey's Howell
Township Board of Education at Middle
Stacy M. Gundrum '84 is an intelligence
research specialist for the Federal Bureau of
Investigation in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Ann Buchman Orth '84 is research
director for the Agricultural Products
Group at FMC Corporation in Princeton,
N.J. Ann is also the choir director/parish
organist at St. Bede's Church.
Dorothy "Hope" Garling Plank '84 is the
central/south Florida district director of
sales and marketing for Kindred Health
Care in West Palm Beach, Fla.
In 2002, Beverly Rhan Zimmerman '84
retired from Hershey Foods Corporation.
On March 18, 2003, John H. Kiefel '85
and his wife, Jacqueline, welcomed a daugh-
ter, Jocelyn Marie, into their family.
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BY CASSANDRA HOADLEY '04
in Washington," read the brochure. Though th
phrase was directed toward students in the p
gram and not staff members, I discovered thi:
summer that it was true for both.
A national organization dedicated to teachin,
the many facets of government, Presidential
Classroom (PC) holds weeklong programs in
Washington, D.C., for extraordinary high school
dents from across the country and around the
world. In addition to visiting the sites of the nat
capital, participants hear from members of
Congress, Presidential staff, journalists and other
Washington personalities. Chosen as one of 14
including former presidential can-
interns out of 250 applicants, I spent six weeks living didate Bal P h Nader (ab ^ e) ' dur -
at Georgetown University and interning with PC. '"^ her summer lnternshi P '" D - c
A 24/7 commitment, with most days 15-20
hours long, this internship was anything but typical. The daily obligations of a PC
intern could include loading 450 students and 24 instructors on to 12 buses;
organizing the group's transportation to and from the State Department, the House
of Representatives, or other notable locations; and introducing seminar speakers
such as Asa Hutchinson, Ralph Nader or Mo Rocca. Interns also answered phone
calls from distraught parents, located and retrieved lost students, and hemmed
pants while matching ties to dress shirts. Any combination of these responsibilities,
and sometimes all of them, were just part of a "normal" day.
Though by far the most stressful and high-pressured experience I have ever
endured, it was also one of the best of my life. The knowledge I gained and the sit-
uations I was exposed to gave me the invaluable opportunity to hone my quick-
thinking and problem-solving skills.
Witnessing students from around the world interacting was an enormous benefit.
Seeing delegates from Texas discussing politics with students from California or watch-
ing U.S. students compare cultures with the participants from Sri Lanka, I was continu-
ally amazed by the thoughtful exchanges. Though the personality of each week's
assemblage changed, the students all possessed an overwhelming interest in oppos-
ing viewpoints and chose to celebrate and embrace their differences.
Growing up in a rural town in northeastern Pennsylvania where there isn't a traf-
fic light, and then attending college in Annville, I had never been exposed to metro-
politan life. Having the opportunity to live in D.C. was a worthwhile experience in
itself. I discovered the magic of public transportation while mastering the Metro
and hailing cabs. Knowing that I can survive in Washington, D.C, gives me a great
sense of independence.
With May and graduation approaching, I wish I could say that I have a definitive
plan for the immediate future, but I don't. However, the knowledge that I have
gained in my three years at LVC helped me attain this internship, survive it and
even thrive throughout it. Like most college students, I have heard countless times
that workplace experience is invaluable, and after this summer, I agree completely.
It is remarkable how classroom knowledge and critical thinking all come together
Keeping busy by volunteering now that she
is retired, Barbara Donnell Osenkarski
'85 is an elected auditor of Valley Township
in Montour County.
On January 9, 2003, James W. Reilly '87
and his wife, Rachel, welcomed a second
daughtet, Catie Ann, into their family.
Barry M. Koklefsky '88 is an actuary and
vice president for Scottish Re (US) Inc. in
Brian P. Luckenbill '88 and his wife,
Nancy, announced the birth of a daughter,
Courtney Sara, on December 27, 2002.
Jeane Weidner Serrian '88 is a math teacher
at Twin Valley High School in Elverson.
Delia Sitaras Terris '88 is a stay-at-home
mom to daughters Callie and Alexi.
On November 16, 2002, Richard W. Umla
'88 and Aslynn D. Hinkle were married at
Westminstet United Methodist Church in
Maryland. Richard is an elementary vocal
music teacher for Howard County Public
The Dave Wilson Quartet recently released
their debut CD on Dreamscape Records.
David M. Wilson '88 plays tenot and
soprano saxophone on Through the Time, a
collection of eight jazz songs.
Marie Shott McGee '89 is eastern United
States sales manager for JP Morgan Fleming
in New York City.
On December 30, 2002, Kenneth W.
Miller '89 and his wife, Bobbi Jo, wel-
comed a daughter, Clara Madeline, into
their family. Ken is the assistant director of
a short-term care facility in Athens, Ga.
On October 7, 2002, Martha Bordic
Papadakis '89 and her husband,
Christopher, announced the birth of a
daughter, Arianna Violet.
Eric K. Rabenold '89 is president of Philly
Counseling Services Inc. in Philadelphia and a
psychologist for the New Jersey State Prison.
Cassandra Hoadley '04 is an English communications and American
studies double major from Hop Bottom. She is the co-editor of La Vie
Collegienne and a student assistant in the Office of College Relations.
On December 12, 2002, Rachel Snyder
Hills '90 and her husband, Christopher
Hills '91, announced the birth of their sec-
ond son, Joshua Robert. Rachel is on child-
rearing leave from Baltimore County Public
Schools, and Chris is a systems analyst for
Williams Scotsman in Baltimore.
On May 17, 2003, Michael A.
McGranaghan '90 and Stephanie Reichner
were married at Otterbein United
Methodist Church in Sunbury. Mike is clin-
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icaJ coordinator for Universal Community
Behavioral Health in Sunbury. He is also a
film critic for Sunbury Broadcasting Corp.
Holly Carey Moore '90 is a social worker
with Keystone Central School District in
Jeffrey D. Osborne '90 is a teacher in the
Central Columbia School District in
Robert G. Sherman '90 is a product man-
ager for Amrep Inc. in Marietta. Ga.
On November 11, 2002, Michelle A.
Sullivan '90 and Michael West were mar-
ried at the Kahala Mandarin Oriental Hotel
in Oafiu, Hawaii. Michelle is a business risk
consultant for GlaxoSmithKline in
Philadelphia and is pursuing a master's
degree in global management.
Lisa Kerr Windbiel '90 is a German
teacher in the Perkiomen Valley School
District in Collegeville.
On February 26, 2003, James P. McMenamin
'91 and his wife, Regina, announced the birth
of their third child, Brett Thomas.
Debra L. Stoudt '91 is a French teacher at
Satchel Ford Elementary School in
In September 2003, Andrew S. Wangman
'91 celebrated his fifth anniversary working
at GE Polymershapes in Middletown.
On December 14, 2002, Mary Blouch '92
and The Rev. Dr. Voorhis C. Cantrell,
professor emeritus of religion and Greek at
LVC, were married in the Palmyra Church
of the Brethren.
On April 3, 2003, Dr. Kristen L. Boeshore
'92 and her husband, Dale Long,
announced the birth of their second child,
Eric Matthew. Kristen is the daughter of
Marilyn Boeshore, assistant in LVCs alum-
ni programs office.
Kimberly Sollenberger Baldwin '92 is a
prevention/intervention specialist with the
Cumberland Perry Drug and Alcohol
Commission in Carlisle.
Dr. Marianne E. Boltz '92 is an
optometrist for Kilmore Eye Associates of
Nicole Grove Brubaker '92 has released a
new CD titled Sol Siden, from Rider Hall
Music Company. Nicole and Barry Atticks
form Sol Siden, a contemporary Christian
duo. She has been a vocalist for numerous
radio and television commercials and, for
the past eight years, has served as a worship
leader at St. Paul's United Methodist
Church in Elizabethtown.
Antoinette R. Davis '92 received a master's
degree in computer information systems
from the University of Phoenix. In February
2003, she was elected into the international
Who's Who in Information Technology.
On April 3, 2003, Kimberly Shaffer Myers
'92 and her husband, Bryan, announced the
birth of their second child, Caroline Kimberly.
On March 5, 2003, Michael L. Spangler
'92 and his wife, Christine, welcomed a
son, Luke Maximus, into their family.
On May 19, 2003, Timothy P. Boltz '93
and his wife, Kristine Kuhn Boltz '94,
welcomed a son, Michael Timothy, into
Helen M. Major '93 is a protective services
case worker for Columbia-Montour County
Area Agency on Aging in Bloomsburg.
Denise Snyder Petrasic '93 is a laboratory
chief with the city of Lebanon.
Jill E. Stanley '93 is a school business
administrator for the Madison and
Hamilton Central school districts in New
On May 9, 2003, Jonathan D. Wescott
'93 and his wife, Deborah Bullock
Wescott '95, announced the birth of their
second child, Abigail Rose. Jon is LVCs
director of residential life, and Deb is asso-
ciate director of alumni programs at LVC.
On March 9, 2002, Michelle limit/
Whitmoyer '93 and her husband,
Christopher, welcomed a daughter, Rachel
Elizabeth, into their family.
On February 14, 2003, Heather Fennell
Burker '94 and her husband, Burr, announced
the birth of their third child, Paige Victoria.
Heather enjoys being a stay-at-home mom to
Paige and Paige's brothers, Quinn and Chase.
On November 12, 2002, Bethany Yohe
Eaton '94 and her husband, Christopher,
welcomed a daughter, Julia, into their fami-
ly. Julia was born on March 4, 2002, in
Lois Lapp Holsinger '94 is a pediatric occu-
pational therapist for Primary Children's
Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
John Lauffer '94 was awarded a teaching
assistantship in France. He will be teaching
English to French secondary school students
in the Bordeaux area of France.
Christy Herr Platts '94 is a SAP Oracle
database administrator for Tyco Electronics
On July 13, 2002, Sheri L. Smith '94 and
her husband, Kris Collins, welcomed a
daughter, Jasmine Sierra, into their family.
Sheri is a manufacturing facilitator for
Merck & Company in West Point, N.Y.
Lynn M. Sosnoskie '94 is a doctoral stu-
dent and graduate research assistant in the
department of horticulture and crop science
at Ohio State University in Wooster. She
received a graduate student leadership award
and is on the university's search committee
for a new vice president of research.
In May 2003, Christine B. Wright '94
received a master's degree in social work
from Adelphi University in New York.
Melissa M. Anderson '95 is a business sys-
tems analyst for Rosenbluth International, a
corporate travel management company.
George J. Hollich III '95 is an assistant pro-
fessor of developmental psychology at Purdue
University in West Lafayette, Ind. George is
also a consulting editor ot Child Development.
Scott A Maier '95 is master instructor at
the Jim McLean Golf School at PGA West
in La Quinta, Calif.
Patrick F. Mason '95 is head football coach
at Minersville Area High School.
On January 23, 2003, Michael P. Putnam
'95 and his wife, Sharyn, announced the
birth of a son. Jack Douglas.
Dana Centofanti Triantafillos '95, a
teacher with the New Jersey Department of
Corrections, was voted 2002-2003 teacher
of the year for the Stabilization and
In February 2003, CWO Kirk L.
Altrichter M'96 was called to active duty
with the Marine Corps Reserves' Third Air
Naval Gunfire Liaison Company in
for Alumni Weekend 2004 — June
11. 12 and 13. The classes of '44.
'49, '54, '59, '64, '69, 74, 79 and
'84 will be celebrating reunions. We
hope to see you there! Call 1-800-
ALUMLVC for more information or visit
our web site at www.lvc.edu/alumni.
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Southwest Asia in support of Operation
At Portsmouth Middle School in Rhode
Island, Rebecca Ragno Cituk '96 is a sixth-
grade teacher and head coach for the school's
cross country and track and field teams.
During this past summer, she was one of three
teachers selected by Brown University to work
with scientists in the material engineering
department. Through Browns Research
Experience for Teachers, Rebecca helped create
educational programs/modules that will be
used in middle- and high-school classrooms. In
Rebecca's spare time, she plays soccer on an
amateur Newport, R.I., soccer team.
Spencer J. Dech '96 is a staff biologist with
the department of safety assessment's car-
diac electrophysiology group at Merck
Research Laboratories in West Point.
Troy H. Gregory '96 is a sales representa-
tive with the Bradco Supply Corporation in
Jennifer A. Hihn '96 and Matthew F.
Cubbage were married recently in Mount
Calvary United Methodist Church in
Harrisburg. Jennifer is an assistant general
manager for the Bon Ton Department Store
Lawrence W. Moore '96, a music theory
professor at Miami-Dade Community
College in Florida, received a master's degree
in media writing and production from the
University of Miami. He was accepted into
the doctotal program for musical arts in com-
position at the University of Miami.
Nhien T. Nguyen '96 is a program analyst
with the Peace Corps in Washington, D.C.
Dutch Gold Honey Inc. of Lancaster pro-
moted Charles W. Schatzman III M'96 to
executive vice president of finance and
Kimberh/ Romania Tozzi '96 is a teacher with
the Gold Creek School District in New Jersey.
On October 5, 2002, Laura Ann Hain '97
and Terry Jay Motter Jr. '97 were married at
St. Christopher Lutheran Church in Lykens.
Laura is an assistant law librarian at the
Dauphin County Law Library. Terry is a
youth program specialist at the Schaffner
Juvenile Detention Center in Harrisburg.
SSG Nathan A. Hillegas '97 is attending
Officer Candidate School at Ft. Benning,
Ga. After his graduation, Nathan will be
heading off to the Infantry Basic Course
and Ranger School.
Mather B. Hutchens M'97 is a materials
engineer in the product engineering depart-
ment of the Defense Supply Center located
in Richmond, Va.
Bethany D. Mummert '97 is a financial
analyst with Everest Field Technologies in
Robert A. Murin '97 is a project manager for
the Department of State in Washington, D.C.
Pamela A Pedrick '97 is director of client
services for the Cornerstone Pregnancy Center
of South Jersey located in Bridgeton, N.J.
On July 13, 2002, Rebecca L. Avers '97
and Christopher D. Pope '91 were married
in LVC's Miller Chapel. Members of the
wedding parry included Jill C. Schreiber
'96, Danielle Zimmerman Miller '96,
Jennifer A. Hihn '96, Bridget Lohr Geisel
'95, J. Ronald Hess '91, Joseph E.
Buehler '89 and Douglas J. Ferguson '99.
James J. Schwalm '97 is a math teacher at
Biglerville Middle School.
On May 9, 2003, Charles W. Ulrich IV
'97 and his wife, Gail, announced the birth
of their second daughter, Carley Jade.
Brian C. Berling '98 is a pharmaceutical
research scientist for Alpharma USHP.
Brian D. Burke '98 is a history teacher for
the Ridgefield Board of Education in New
Jersey. His wife, Lauren Corbett Burke
'99, is a science teacher in the New Milford
On October 5, 2002, Ann Kane '98 and
Ted Bowman were married at the Joseph
Ambler Inn in North Wales. Ann is a cor-
porate controller for The Norwood
Company in West Chester.
Stacy V. Lavin '98 is a human resources
associate with the Glenmede Trust Company,
NA, in Philadelphia.
Justin L. McCall '98 is an attorney with
the firm of Papernick & Gefsky LLC in
Jerry W. Prarr '98 is a scientist III for Geo-
Centers Inc. at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
After serving as a postdoctoral research associ-
ate at Princeton University for two years, Dr.
Raymond E. Schaak '98 is now an assistant
professor of chemistry at Texas A&M
University. His specialties include inorganic
materials chemistry and nanotechnology.
Jeffrey A. Sherk '98 and April Eisenhauer
were married on May 31, 2003.
In May 2003, Jennifer L. Smith '98 gradu-
ated from the Pennsylvania State College of
Medicine. Jennifer will continue her train-
ing in pediatrics at Penn State University.
On April 7, 2003, Lisa Epting Underwood
'98 and her husband, Craig A. Underwood
'99, announced the birth of their second
child, Ryan Alexander.
James S. Unger '98 is in his sixth year of
teaching at Austin Elementary School in
Atlanta, Ga. He also serves as the school's
webmaster. In addition, James coaches both
the long jump and the triple jump at
Carrie A. Champ '99 is a psychologist for
Milton Hershey School.
Kelly A. Dessert '99 is a first-grade teacher
for the Franklin Regional School District in
On June 7, 2003, Amy N. Edris '99 and
John W. Music Jr. '01 were married in
LVC's Miller Chapel. Members of the wed-
ding party included Lindsey Edris '03 and
Chad Hoofiiagle '02.
Alicia Fioravanti '99 is a first-time offend-
ers program administrator for the Lebanon
County Juvenile Probation Department.
On September 28, 2002, Matthew R.
Franks '99 and Tyson M. Ardrey were mar-
ried at Second Avenue United Methodist
Church in Altoona. Matthew is employed
by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in Marietta.
Lori M. Moyer '99 is a senior airman with
the Northeast Counterdrug Training Center
at Fort Indiantown Gap.
Thomas P. Schaaf '99 is a teacher with
Alternative Rehabilitation Communities in
Shane M. Sipes '99 is a business analyst
with Hartford Life Insurance Co. in
Lisa M. Speck '99 is a senior intensive case
manager for Keystone Mental Health
Services in Harrisburg.
Wayne P. Tulli '99 is a quality control spe-
cialist for Gilbert Architects in Lancaster.
On April 5, 2003, Eric B. White '99 and
Lynn Backer were married at Holy Trinity
Lutheran Church in Lebanon. Members of
the wedding party included Ryan S.
Redner '99 and Randal D. Kostelac '99.
On August 30, 2002, Susan Myers Yeager
'99 and her husband, Kirk, announced the
birth of their son, Carter Douglas.
Seaman Levar D. Bouyer '00 recendy com-
pleted basic training at the U.S. Navy's Recruit
Training Command at Great Lakes, 111.
Diane L. Butzer M'OO is an assistant prin-
cipal at Wheatland Middle School in the
Lancaster School District.
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James W. Franklin '00 and Shawna
Bonner, a former LVC student, were mar-
ried on August 17, 2002.
Lori Beth Sweigert Hans '00 is an analyst
for Constellation Energy Group in
Gregory L. Kratzer '00 is a teacher at
Upper Dauphin Area High School in
The Pennsylvania Humanities Council of
Philadelphia recently promoted Kathryn
Laepple '00 to the position of development
Gwen E. Lawson '00 is a fifth- and sixth-
grade drama teacher at Rogers Middle
School in Pearland, Texas.
Amanda Ott '00 and Jeffrey Templeton
'98 were married in Jonestown on June 7,
2003. Members of the wedding party
included Carrie Fetterman '00, Marcia
Reed Weist '00, Jessica Scheinder
Bender '00 and Joseph J. Martin '98.
Amanda is an English teacher and field
hockey coach at Eastern Lebanon County
High School in Myerstown. Jeff is major
market service specialist with Paychex in
Jennifer D. Rakowski '00 is a microbiol-
ogist for the Pennsylvania Department of
Agriculture in Harrisburg.
Selena L. Rodgers '00 is show safety spe-
cialist for Sight and Sound Ministries in
Strasburg. In December 2002, she gradu-
ated from Messiah College with a degree
in athletic training, and is a certified
strength and conditioning specialist.
Lindsay A. Shattuck '00 is a seventh- and
eighth-grade band director at Manalapan-
Englishtown Middle School in New Jersey.
Francy L. Spangler '00 is a teacher in the
Lebanon School District.
Sharon Williams '00 is a program analyst
with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Frank D. Zernhelt '00 is a chemical engi-
neer with General Electric Water Tech-
nologies in Trevose.
Stephanie M. Bender '01 is a financial
aid administrator for Towson University in
Kelly R. Cooney '01 is a staff accountant
for Harsco Corporation in Camp Hill.
Bryan D. Cutler '01 is studying health
law at Widener University.
In May 2003, Eugene R. Kelly III '01
received a master's degree in higher educa-
tion counseling from West Chester
University. He is resident life coordinator at
Lehigh University in Bethlehem.
On January 19, 2003, Andrew P. Rimby
'01 and his wife, Rebecca, announced the
birth of a son, Christopher William.
Kimberly M. Simmons '01 is a music
teacher and chorus director at Palmyra Area
Sara Stichler '01 was awarded a teaching
assistantship in France. She will be teaching
English to French primary school students
in Creteil, a suburb of Paris.
Kirs ten L. Stowell '01 is a research and
design laboratory technician for Arrow
International in Reading.
Todd R. Sturniolo '01 is a graduate student
at the Cleveland Institute of Music in Ohio.
David B. Towery '01 is a senior cost and
budget analyst for Highmark in Harrisburg.
Joachim "Jack" Townsend M'01 is a sen-
ior contracts manager at NISH, a non-prof-
it national agency located in Vienna, Va.,
that assists people with severe disabilities to
Stephanie Wealand Uplinger '01 is a product
manager for CNH Global in New Holland.
On April 21, 2003, Michelle Walmsley '01
ran in the 107th Boston Marathon, her
third marathon since graduating from LVC.
Rebecca Drayer Weaver '01 is a marketing
specialist for United Theological Seminary
in Dayton, Ohio.
Melinda Gordon Wilson '01 is a staff
accountant for Trout, Ebersole & Groff,
LLP, in Lancaster.
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Susan K. Borelli M'02 has been promoted
to assistant director of major gifts at LVC.
Benjamin S. Eastlack '02 is network engi-
neer for WellChoice Inc. in Harrisburg.
Jared M. Daubert '02 is the band directot
at Lebanon High School.
Lois E. Fegan '02 is a research assistant for
the Correctional Education Association in
Amanda M. Fortney '02 is the director of
the elementary, middle and high school
orchestras in the Hanover Public School
District. Amanda also teaches strings to stu-
dents in grades 3 through 12.
Patrick Grant '02, a team leader for Newell
Rubbermaid, was recognized as a Phoenix
Legend Award Winner at the company's
national sales conference held recently in
Phoenix, Ariz. Patrick currently manages a
four-state territory (Indiana, Kentucky,
Ohio and Illinois) and is responsible for
seven field marketing representatives,
tecruiting at Purdue University and manag-
ing a $22 million territory.
Ensign April L. Gunsallus '02 recently com-
pleted Aviation Officer Candidate School at
Naval Aviation Schools Command at the
Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla.
Nathan E. Himes '02 is a graduate student
at George Washington University.
Mary F. Hoagland '02 is an instrumental
teachet in the Oxford Area School District.
Angela Hoover M'02 is a teacher in the
Manheim Township School District.
Kara R. Kinsey '02 is pursuing a master's
degree in communications at Hawaii Pacific
University in Honolulu.
Jenah Marie MacDonald '02 is a bookkeeper
for S. Ellis & Company in Camp Hill.
Jason R. Mackey '02 is an agent with Dale
Wagner Insurance Agency in Harrisburg.
Jennifer A. Newcomer '02 is a senior
human resource management assistant for
recruitment at Loma Linda University
Medical Center in California.
Robert L. Perry '02 is a junior consultant with
HJ Financial Group in Plymouth Meeting.
Karen G. Sanderson '02 is a human
resources administtator with Hershey
Entertainment & Resorts in Hershey.
Jennifer C. Wetzel '02 is an assistant manag-
ing editor at Idea Group Publishing in
Douglas A. Widener '02 and Beth Ann
Gross '02 were married on June 7, 2003.
Melissa Yoder Wissler '02 is the relation-
ship managet in the wealth management
division at Fulton Financial Advisors in
Benjamin H. Bamford '03 is a senior com-
mercial project manager for Elam G.
Stoltzfus Jr. Inc. in Lancaster.
George S. Bachman, one-time LVC stu-
dent and friend of the College, died on
January 29, 2003, in Perth Amboy, N.J., at
88 years of age. An Army veteran, he served
in Europe during World War II. George was
the fotmer director of the Research Fiber
Glass Division of Pittsburgh Plate Glass
Company in Shelbyville, Ind.
Walter F. Raab, the 1985 LVC Founders
Day Award recipient, died on April 3,
2003, in Jupiter, Fla., at 78 years of age.
Lucille Engle Otto '33 died on February
22, 2003, in Palmyra at the age of 92. A
former educator, Lucille was the mother of
Walter D. Otto '67 and the sister of Esther
Otto Hivner '47, John W. Engle '39 and
Robert M. Engle '48.
William K. Fishburn '34 died on May 2,
2003, in Ephrata at 90 years of age. He was
a U.S. Army veteran, who served in China,
Burma and India during World War II.
William was retired from the Air Supply
Depot in Goldsboro, N.C.
Dr. Lewis P. Frank '36 died on February 1 ,
2003, in Carlisle at the age of 89. Lewis was a
U.S. Army combat surgeon during World War
II who served in the Pacific arena, including
Guadalcanal. He was a retired surgeon from
Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon.
Dr. Charles I. Hoffman '37 died on May
12, 2003, in Lancaster at the age of 87. A
retired dentist, Charles served in the U.S.
Air Force during World War II.
Jefferson C. Barnhart '38 — please see
Luther H. Immler '39 died on February 5,
2003, in Severna Park, Md., at the age of 85. A
musician and retired school band director,
Luther was responsible for creating instrumen-
tal music programs in several Maryland public
schools. While serving in the U.S. Army during
World War II, he landed on Utah Beach in
France during the Normandy invasion.
Dr. Carl Y. Ehrhart '40 — please see page 39.
John H. Dressier '41 died on May 21,
2003, at 82 years of age.
Dr. Charles Lazin '41 died on March 10,
2003, in Sarasota, Fla., at the age of 83. A
veteran of World War II, he was a member
of the U.S. Army Air Corp and received
numerous medals and honors. He was a
retired dentist, who practiced in Lebanon
for 50 years. Charles was the uncle of LVC
Trustee Malcolm L. Lazin '65-
E. Jane Smith Scherfel '43 died on June
18, 2003, at 82 years of age. Jane was the
wife of William Scherfel Jr. '40.
James R. Blauch '49 died on March 1 1 ,
2003, in Lebanon at 77 years of age. A U.S.
Army veteran of World War II who served
at the Battle of the Bulge, Jim was a prison-
er of war for five months. He was the
retired vice president of Quaket Alloy
Casting Co. in Myerstown and was the
father of John H. Blauch '70.
Robert H. Marquette '49 died on May 2,
2003, in Myerstown at 80 years of age. A
member of the Marine Corps during World
War II, he served in Okinawa and China.
The owner of Loser's Music Store in
Lebanon, Robert was the husband of Grace
Cully Marquette '46 and the brother of
Dr. George "Rinso" Marquette '48.
Dr. John E. Marshall '49 died on April 23,
2003, in Lebanon, at 76 years of age. A
U.S. Army veteran of World War II, John
was a retired physician with Conrad Weiser
Medical Group. He was the husband of
Elaine Heilman Marshall '48.
Richard A. Checket '50 died on February
12, 2003, in Lebanon at the age of 79. He
was a retired production manager at the for-
mer Lebanon Steel Foundry.
John H. Ilgenfritz '50 died on January 25,
2003, at the age of 76.
Retired teacher Ethel Beam Mark '50 died
on April 6, 2003, in Elizabethtown at 84
years of age.
Frederic Walls Brown '50 died on May 5,
2003, in Wyoming, Del., at the age of 75.
Before attending LVC, he served two years in
the U.S. Navy. Frederic was the former co-
owner of B & B Music Service in Wyoming.
The Rev. Robert E. Zuver '50 died on
February 15, 2003, in Millersburg at 75
years of age. A U.S. Navy veteran, he was a
retired minister from Grace United
Methodist Church in Millersburg.
Donald E. Coldren '51 died on May 26,
2003, in Carlisle at the age of 73. A retired
lieutenant colonel, he served 20 years in the
military intelligence branch of the U.S.
Army, serving during both the Korean and
Vietnam conflicts. After retiring from the
Army, Donald spent 18 years with the
Pennsylvania Welfare Department.
The Rev. Dr. Robert M. Daugherty '52,
H'77 died on April 8, 2003, in Lancaster at
28 The Valley
class news & notes
72 years of age. Before retiring in 1996, he
served as minister for United Methodist
churches in Broomall, Lebanon and
Lancaster. He was also a former superintend-
ent of the UMC's Lebanon-Reading District
of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, a
former chair of the Latin American Task
Force and vice president of the World
Division for the General Board of Global
Ministries of the UMC. Robert was the hus-
band of Dr. Ruth Sheaffer Daugherty '52.
James R. Kendig '52 died on April 20,
2003, in Dunedin, Fla., at the age of 76. He
was a U.S. Navy veteran who served during
World War II. Before retiring and moving to
Florida, James was the activities director at
the Camp Hill Correctional Institute.
George M. Knobl, Ph.D., '52 died on
January 16, 2003, in Charlotte, N.C., at the
age of 72. He retired from the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Agency of the Department of Commerce in
Melvin Schiff'52 died on April 12, 2003,
in Schenectady, N.Y., at the age of 76. For
36 years, he was a music teacher and band
director in New York's Niskayuna Central
School System. Melvin also gave private
Ardith Gaunter Steckel '55 died on June 3,
2003, in Lehigh Township at the age of 69.
She was the choir director and organist for St.
John's United Church of Christ in Slatington.
Ruth C. Reddinger '58 died on June 1 1,
2002, in St. Augustine, Fla., at 73 years of
age. A former stewardess and nurse with
Eastern Airlines, she at one time owned Ruth
C. Reddinger Real Estate in Beverly, Mass.
The Rev. Wayde V. Atwell '59 died on
February 7, 2003, in Millersville at 80 years
of age. A veteran of World War II who served
under Gen. George Patton, he was a member
of rhe Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the
United Methodist Church.
Ruth Walker Bucher '60 died on May 11,
2003, in Palmyra at the age of 89. A former
school teacher, Ruth taught elementary chil-
dren for 23 years in Orange County, Calif.
Albert F. Standish Jr. '62 died on May 15,
2003, in Mt. Gretna at 65 years of age. A
former member of the U.S. Army, he was
retired from New Penn Motor Express in
Lebanon where he was claims manager. For
over 30 years, Albert was a member of the
Mt. Gretna Community Fire Company.
John F. Matsko Jr. '64 died on February 25,
2003, in Cape Coral, Fla., at the age of 61.
John was the president of Blough- Wagner
Manufacturing Company in Middleburg. He
was the son of the late John F. Matsko Sr„ a
former LVC trustee, and the brother of Dr.
Robert P. Masko '67.
Andrew W. Kreider '65 — please see page 39.
David A. Hoffher '69 died on January 24,
2003, in Buffalo, N.Y., at 55 years of age.
For 33 years, David taught social studies in
the Hamburg School District. He was also a
Sunday school superintendent and a teacher
at Hamburg Wesleyan Church.
Andrew F. Grider '85 died on May 22,
2003, in Harrisburg at the age of 42. He was
a music teacher in the Harrisburg School
District and the music director for the Jewish
Community Center Summer Program.
Andrew was also the children's choir director
at Harrisburg Brethren in Christ Church.
Grace Mase Stover '93 died on January 6,
2003, in Hershey at 50 years of age. After
retiring from Hershey Foods Corporation,
she worked at Lebanon Valley Family
Medicine in Palmyra. Grace was the sister
of Judy Mase Kennedy '96.
Preston C. Hadley '94 died on May 30,
2003, in Madison, Wis., at the age of 32.
Vernon E. Pocius Jr. '99 died on April 13,
2003, in Lansdale at the age of 27. He was
an engineer/supervisor at Hershey Foods
.EAVES A LEGACY
To Dr. Elizabeth May Geffen, professor emeritus of history, education was
extremely important. She earned her bachelor's degree in English education,
master's degree in English, and doctorate in American civilization, all from the
University of Pennsylvania. She regarded her doctorate as a badge of honor because
she earned the degree as a part-time student while working full time.
Geffen arrived on the campus of Lebanon Valley in August of 1958 and retired in
June of 1983. During this long tenure, she worked her way through the academic
ranks and retired as a professor of history and chair of the Department of History and
Political Science. She said many times that she had two careers, one as an accom-
plished historian and another as a college history teacher. She excelled at both.
As a college history teacher, her major goal was to motivate
students to study American history. She was well respected by
her students, especially by the majors who regarded her as
"knowing her stuff." Majors who went on to graduate school
found themselves especially well prepared. To them, she made a
difference. She taught by telling stories and her anecdotal lec-
tures showed her jolly sense of humor. She was "old school" in
the sense of being tough and rigorous, often challenging students to work harder than
they thought they could. In the classroom, she used her eyes effectively, often rolling
them at any sign of student mediocrity.
In keeping with the value she placed on education,
in 1988 Geffen established the Elizabeth M. Geffen
Scholarship in History. This scholarship supports an
outstanding history major who has "contributed signifi-
cantly to the development of the department."
Knowing that over a period of time, college expenses
would increase, and her endowment would have a less
positive impact on the lives of the students, Geffen gen-
erously added to her scholarship each year. Since she
would not always be here to aid students, she also
established a charitable trust through a local bank.
When she passed away in 2002, Elizabeth May Geffen's
philanthropy did not die with her. Each year, the trust she
established will support an outstanding history major at Lebanon Valley College.
(Contributed by Dr. Howard Applegate, professor emeritus of history and
For more information on Planned Giving, please contact Susan K. Borelli M'02,
assistant director of major gifts, at 1-866-GIVE-LVC or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Fall 2003 29
1 i~i 1 ^ IYyL L, 14 students in LVC's entering
class of 2007 were children of Valley graduates. Gretchen
Artz, Claire Behney, Craig Brown, Bailey Claeys, Sara
Fuhrman, Brendan Fullam, John Gentile Jr., Matthew
Jarry, Kelly Kauffman, Mark Orndorf, Rebecca Rentzel,
David Siegal, Gregory Strohman and Katherine
Umberger are carrying on the family tradition of earning
a Valley degree. Six of these families came together for a
photo shoot during Convocation Weekend. Individual
family photographs can be found at www.lvc.edu/alumni.
(L to n): Brendan Fullam '07,
ory Strohman '07, Mark Orndorf
'07 and Craig Brown '07; Middle Row
(L to r.): SherieAnn Warlow Strohman 79,
Deborah Reimer Fullam '81, Kelly
Kauffman '07, Roe Sechrist '42, Bailey
Claeys '07, Katherine Umberger '07,
Carol McCleary Orndorf '81, William J.
Brown Jr. '79, Donna Bacon '79 and
Brian Claeys '81; Back Row (I to r.):
Walter Fullam '80, Julie Kauffman Claeyi
'81, Ellen Roe Kauffman Zeigler '67, Bill
Kauffman 74, Thomas Strohman 75,
Linda Shay Umberger 76 and Thomas
™eSP RUNG LIFE
ANDY PANKO 99 and DARREN PUGH 03 are enjoying the opportunity of a lifetime,
and it's one so few of us are able to realize — the chance to live their dream.
In this case, the dream is to
extend their basketball careers
beyond the hardwood floors of his-
toric Lynch Gymnasium. Panko,
Lebanon Valley College's all-time lead-
ing scorer, has spent most of his
post-Flying Dutchmen days playing
overseas in Europe.
Pugh, meanwhile, recently headed
off to play for the New York Nationals,
a traveling team that is often the
whipping post for the legendary
"This has been an unbelievable
experience for me," said Panko, who
recently signed a contract to play for
Casedemont Girona in Spain.
"Spain is one of the best countries
in the world to play basketball. It's
probably the second-best league in
the world next to the NBA and the
Before landing in Girona, Spain,
which is just an hour from Barcelona
and a half hour from France, Panko
lent his exceptional talents to the
International Basketball League, the
Puerto Rican League, the Italian
League and the Continental
Basketball Association. While in the
CBA, Panko played for the Dakota
Wizards and won league MVP honors
"The competition in the CBA was
great too, and it served as a great step-
ping stone for my career," said Panko.
"I'm very happy here [in Spain].
I'm in a great city, they've set me up
with a great apartment with a pool
and the weather here is beautiful."
The Harrisburg native and Bishop
McDevitt graduate also has played on
NBA Summer League teams for the
Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls,
Milwaukee Bucks and New York
Darren Pugh '03 (top)
and Andy Panko '99
(bottom photos) are
realizing their dream of
performing as profes-
As for Pugh, his opportunity came
about through a friend, who helped
arrange an interview at the Nationals'
headquarters in Atlantic City, N.J.
"It's a great experience and a
chance to keep playing basketball,"
Pugh, a native of Shippensburg,
will also tour with the Nationals in
November and December. He is look-
ing forward to going toe-to-toe with
"It should be fun. I haven't done
anything like this before, so I'm not
sure what to expect," Pugh said.
"We'll be playing around 105
games. Every day, it's our job to put on
a show and realize that no one is there
to see us. It's our job to make them look
Editor's Note: LVC has also had sever-
al other athletes play professionally over
the years, including six baseball players
who found their way to the major leagues,
and five former ice hockey players who
signed professional contracts. According
to Rick Benner, co-chairman of the colle-
giate baseball committee of SABR, the fol-
lowing former LVC baseball players com-
peted in the big leagues: SI PAUXTIS (four
games as catcher for the 1909 Cincinnati
Reds), MYRL BROWN (seven games as a
pitcher, with a 3-1 record, for the 1922
Pittsburgh Pirates), HINKEY HAINES (28
games as an outfielder for the 1923 New
York Yankees), LEFTY WOLF (eight games
as a relief pitcher for the 1921
Philadelphia Athletics), REUBEN EWING (b.
Cohen; three games at shortstop for the
1921 St. Louis Cardinals) and CHARLIE
GELBERT. Gelbert played nine years at
shortstop and third base for the St. Louis
Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers,
Washington Senators and Boston Red Sox
from 1929 to 1940; he had a .267 career
lifetime batting average. Finally, LOU
SORRENTINO '54, former LVC athletic
director and head football coach, signed
professional contracts with both the
Philadelphia Eagles (football) and
Baltimore Orioles (baseball). GREG
KUTCHMA '02, KEVIN BLOCK '02, JAMIE
TAYLOR '02, BRIAN YINGLING '03 and
BENJAMIN KWON '03 are the five former
LVC ice hockey players who have inked
professional contracts. If you know of any
other LVC graduates with professional
sport experience, please contact BRADEN
SNYDER '99, sports information director,
John Tuscano '98 is a sports-
writer and Lebanon Bureau Chief
for sports for The Patriot-News in
Fall 2003 31
ome students prefer the anonymity of a large bustling
urban college campus where student ID numbers
take the place of names, and professors can't tell
ne face from the next. That was not the case for two
Lebanon Valley College alumni who were greatly affected
by the personal attention they received during their
undergraduate careers and carried that personal touch
into their medical practices.
Dr. Lenwood Wert '55 knew years before that medicine
would be his life's work and his passion for the medical field
never diminished. But LVC reinforced his passion for peo-
ple, and he fondly recalls the small-college atmosphere of.
LVC, where close and intimate relationships with students
and faculty were the rule rather than the exception.
"I still remember the people's faces," he says. "My
biology professor, Dr. Grimm [Dr. S.O. Grimm '06], was
down-to-earth and loved the students. LVC has had a
very positive effect on my life."
That "positive effect" is very much in evidence inside
Wert's one-man medical practice in Lansdowne, Pa., where
he has been a doctor for 43 years. Here, in an office attached
to his home, patients bring him homemade pasta, two
friendly Great Danes named Heidi and Sheba greet visitors,
and Wert is available 24/7 for house calls, emergencies or
"My office has a homey atmosphere with a fireplace
in the waiting room," he remarks. "My patients are my
Across the Pennsylvania state border in the rural
community of Salem, N.J., Dr. John Patricelli '73 says
that the personal attention he received during his years
as a biology major at LVC has helped him give that same
individual concern to those patients who seek his expert-
ise as a general surgeon.
"LVC provided me with a level of education I needed
in the environment I needed," he says. "Dr. Al Wolfe
and Dr. Paul Wolff were always available to help you with
a problem. They wanted us to be successful as much as
we did ourselves. They reinforced that philosophy of
enjoying what you do."
Despite his busy schedule, Patricelli has not forgotten
LVC. He and his wife, Janine Womer Patricelli '73, have
a scholarship in their name at the' College and their
daughter, Amy Patricelli '02, has made being an LVC
graduate a family tradition. Patricelli recently visited the
campus and was amazed by the recent changes taking
place at LVC.
"I saw the expansion of the athletic fields and the lands-
caping," he says. "It was really spectacular."
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 contrib-
utor to WITF's Central PA Magazine.
32 The Valley
President s Opening Breakfast
Lebanon Valley College began the
new academic year August 22, with
the opening breakfast that has
become a tradition in recent years. Lebanon
Valley College President G. David Pollick
reviewed last year's College milestones and
outlined his vision for the current academic
year. The event brought together College
staff, faculty and trustees, as well as local
officials and invited guests.
At the breakfast, President Pollick empha-
sized the College's strong commitment to the
local community when he made three sepa-
rate financial contributions totaling $70, 150
to Annville Township and the Annville-
Cleona School District. Most of that
amount, $50,000, went to The Greater
Annville Committee for the College's third
installment toward the Annville Streetscape
Project, which has beautified four blocks on
Route 422 alongside the College and extend-
ing past Route 934 toward Hershey.
"This year, as we look out on the
beautiful new streetscape on Main Street,
we can feel deeply grateful for everyone
involved in the years of planning that
made this possible," said Dr. Pollick. "The
street has not only been beautified with
brick-lined sidewalks, more trees and dis-
tinctive street lights, but the wider inter-
sections, new traffic patterns and pedestri-
an crossing signals make the area safer for
both drivers and pedestrians. We salute
the changes and are pleased to continue
our financial support for this project and
the Annville-Cleona School District."
The College has pledged a total of
$250,000 toward the streetscape, which is
also designed to encourage the preservation
of Annville's architecture and enhance the
township's economic development. The
Annville-Cleona School District was the ben-
eficiary of a check for $12,000. The final
amount, a contribution of $8,150, was for
the Annville Board of Commissioners to use
at their discretion for township operations.
CONTINUES TO CLIMB
Lebanon Valley College continued to meet
its enrollment goals in the fall of 2003,
attracting 478 highly qualified new stu-
dents, with over 84 percent of them eligible
for the College's Presidential Scholarships
Program, which guarantees tuition dis-
counts to high-achieving first-year and
Eight of the freshmen students are vale-
dictorians of their high school classes, and
three are salutatorians. There are 1,540 full-
time students on campus this year. Twenty-
eight students studied off-campus during
the fall semester, 27 went overseas and one
participated in the Washington, D.C.,
semester internship program.
Two of the new first-year students
received the President's Award, a full-
tuition, merit-based scholarship, said
William J. Brown Jr. '79, dean of admis-
sion and financial aid. One hundred ninety-
seven students who were in the top 1 per-
cent of their high school class qualified for
one-half tuition Vickroy Awards. One hun-
dred three first-year students who graduated
in the top 20 percent of their high school
class were awarded one-third tuition
Leadership Awards and 58 students who
graduated in the top 30 percent earned one-
quarter tuition Achievement Awards.
The 478 entering students come from
12 states, mosdy from the Middle Atlantic
region as well as from Illinois, Maine,
Michigan, North Carolina and Wyoming.
Freshmen are also coming from three foreign
countries: Sweden, Canada and Nigeria.
Walter Labonte has joined the full-time
faculty as an instructor in English and
director of the Writing Center. He has been
an adjunct faculty member here since 1992,
and also served as acting director of the
writing center. He holds a bachelor's degree
in education and English from Northeastern
University in Boston and also a master of
arts degree in English from Northeastern.
He earned a master of education degree
from Curry College near Boston. While at
LVC, he has served simultaneously as an
adjunct faculty member at Millersville
University and Harrisburg Area
Victoria Rose, who was formerly an adjunct
assistant professor of music here, has been
named to the full-time faculty as an instruc-
tor of music. An accomplished vocalist, she
has extensive professional experience as an
oratorio, art song and chamber music soloist.
She has been on three European tours with
Masterworks Chorale and has served as presi-
dent of the LVC Alumni Chorale. Rose has
conducted numerous vocal workshops and
has served as a judge of vocal competitions.
After completing her undergraduate degree in
music at The Peabody Conservatory of Johns
Hopkins University, she earned a master's
degree in vocal performance from Towson
University in Maryland.
The Common Clav
THOMAS A. LANESE, associate professor emeritus of strings, con-
ducting and theory, and his wife, Denise, recently published The Common
Clay: A Dual Memoir of Denise and Tom Lanese. Tom Lanese taught at LVC
from 1954 to 1978, he toured the Pacific Theater during WWII with Irving
Berlin's "This is the Army" orchestra and appeared in the movie by the
same name after the war. Denise Lanese is the daughter of Pierre
Monteux, former conductor of the Paris Symphony Orchestra, which pre-
miered many of the early Modernist compositions including Igor
Stravinsky's "The Rites of Spring." The Common Clay includes stories and
photographs from the time the Lanese family spent at LVC. Their memoirs
are available at the LVC College Store.
Fail 2003 33
PHYSICAL THERAPY MOVES
Lebanon Valley College's Doctor of Physical
Therapy Degree Program won the first
approval it needs to be considered for full
accreditation in 2006. The College now has
Candidate for Accreditation status, awarded
last May by the Commission on Accredi-
tation in Physical Therapy Education of the
American Physical Therapy Association.
Eighry-eight students are currently enrolled
in the program; the first class of 10 is
expected to be awarded doctoral degrees in
NEW GYM DEDICATED
On May 17, nearly 100 people attended the
Lynch Demolition Party, which signaled the
start of the Lynch Revitalization plan. The
space once occupied by the gym is now being
converted into several new general-purpose,
technology-enabled classrooms, a 90-seat lec-
ture hall, faculty offices and seminar rooms.
To usher in a new era at the Valley,
alumni, parents, students and friends joined
the College community during Oktoberfest
to formally dedicate the new gymnasium on
October 4. A grand celebration parry fol-
lowed on the gym floor. This newest build-
ing on campus is on the southeast side of
the Heilman Cenrer. Ir seats 1,650+, nearly
a 40 percent increase over the capacity of
the fomer Lynch Gymnasium. The 1994
championship basketball team was also rec-
ognized during the dedication ceremony.
Earlier that day, during pre-game festivities
at the football game vs. Delaware Valley
College, some legendary LVC athletes were
inducted into the hall of fame. Honored
were Thomas W. Cestare '71, John M.
Holbrook '72, Susan Partilla Rilatt '90,
Barry H. Streeter '71 and Bryna L.
NEW WEB SITE
The new LVC web site was unveiled to the
public in July after over a year
of work behind the scenes. The
new look offers far more fea-
tures, including an array of
changing pictures on the home
page, www.lvc.edu, improved
presences for LVC parents and
rhe graduate studies and con-
tinuing education programs,
stronger search engines, and
much more. The new site was
created in-house by Kristy Adams, web-
master; Stan Furmanak, systems and refer-
ence librarian; and David Shapiro '99,
UNIX/Windows system administrator.
Feedback on the new site can be direcred to
the webmaster at: email@example.com.
ABC World News Tonight with Peter
Jennings showcased LVC's innovative
Presidential Scholarship Program in a
feature segment on April 30. An ABC
crew spent a day on campus filming for
the two-and-a-half-minute piece, which
highlighted the College's affordability for
high-achieving students. Dr. G. David
Pollick, president of the College, and
William J. Brown Jr. '79, dean of admis-
sion and financial aid, were interviewed for
the program. For more information on the
Presidential Scholarship Program, visit
The Lebanon Valley College student envi-
ronmental club, Student Action for Earth
Dr. Suzanne H. Arnold H'OO participates hi the Lynch
Demolition as Dr. Ross W. Fasick '55 cheers on her efforts.
(S.A.F.E.), planted a tree in front of the
Humanities Center to commemorate Arbor
Day on April 25. Mauree Gingrich,
Pennsylvania representative, and Ryan
Kitko '05, president of S.A.F.E., filled in
the dirt around the tree, while Kelly
Hilkert '06 read a poem in honor of the
occasion. Dr. Susan Verhoek, director of
the College's Arboretum and professor of
biology, worked closely with S.A.F.E. to
oversee the project. Other students involved
in the event were Lisa Meranti '04, vice
president of S.A.F.E. and co-founder of the
organization with Kitko, and Dennis
The 1994 NCAA National Championship team was recognised during Oktoberfest weekend
34 The Valley
Wiscount '06, who also read a poem.
S.A.F.E.'s major project for 2002-03 was to
revitalize campus-wide recycling.
LVC awarded diplomas to over 500 stu-
dents during its 134th annual Commence-
ment ceremony on May 10. The Rev.
Timothy Dewald, coordinator of academic
advising and community programming at
the College, spoke at the baccalaureate serv-
ice, thanking the ancient Iraqis for "Math,
Writing, Beer and God." The Commence-
ment speaker was Marie Bongiovanni,
chair and professor of English. In an address
titled "Write Your Own Life," she asked,
"Why should your own life be any less
exciting than the most compelling tales?"
She spoke as a result of earning the College's
highest teaching honor, the Thomas Rhys
Vickroy Distinguished Teaching Award, at
the previous year's Commencement.
Dr. Ross W. Fasick '55, who has served on
the College's Board of Trustees since 1992
and as its chait from 1997 to 2003, was sur-
prised to be the recipient of an honorary
degree at Commencement. Fasick stepped
down as chair of the board in May, but will
remain a College Trustee. After starting his
career as a chemist for the Dupont Chemical
Corp., Fasick rose through the ranks and
retired as senior vice president of E.I. Dupont
de Nemours & Co. He is the holder of 1 5
patents and the author of numerous publica-
tions in his discipline. During the
Commencement ceremony, Dr. Stephen
MacDonald, vice president for academic
affairs and dean of the faculty, hailed Fasick as
a scientist, inventor, leader of industry and
benefactor of his community.
Marion Markowicz, instructor in sociology
and full-time social worker at the Hershey
Medical Center, was also honored at
Commencement with the Nevelyn J.
Knisley Award for Inspirational Teaching,
the top annual award for a part-time or
adjunct faculty member. She was hailed as a
caring teacher for her depth of knowledge
and for her eagerness to share her expertise
with her classes.
Two students qualified for the top student
award, the H. Anthony Neidig Award. It
went to Matthew Russell '03 of York and
Julia Wolfe '03 of Forest Hill, Md. Russell
graduated with a double major in chemistry
and philosophy. He presented scholarly
Dr. Ross W. Fasick '55 (center) receives his honorary degree fron
Dr. David Pollick (left) and Dr. Owen Moe at Commencement.
papers in philosophy at academic confer-
ences, winning awards while competing
against graduate students. He also presented
research papers in chemistry at a national
meeting of the American Chemical Society.
Russell plans to pursue a doctorate in chem-
istry. A two-year letterman in track at the
College, he also served as a peer tutor and
as a resident assistant in the Daniel Fox
Youth Scholars Institute, a summer enrich-
ment program for academically talented
high school students. He graduated summa
cum laude with departmental honors in
chemistry, and is a member of the Phi
Alpha Epsilon honor society.
Wolfe, who graduated with a double
major in biology and German, was presi-
dent of the Beta Beta Beta honor society in
biology, an anatomy lab assistant, and the
recipient of the Alvin R. Grove Biology
Scholarship and the Graham Scholarship in
biology. In addition to graduating with
Marion Markowicz receives the Nevelyn
J. Knisley Award for Inspirational
Teaching from Dr. Ross W. Fasick '55.
honors, she is a member of the Phi Alpha
Epsilon honor society. Wolfe was such an
enthusiastic student of German language
and culture that het adviser, Dr. Jim Scott,
professor of German, praised her by saying,
"in all my years at this College, I have never
known anyone who appreciated the cutricu-
lum as much as she did."
Julia Wolfe '03 was one of two recipients
of the H. Anthony Neidig Award
Jeff Remington, adjunct instructor in the
Master of Science Education Program at
LVC and chair of the middle school science
department at Palmyra Middle School, was
the only secondary school teacher in
Pennsylvania to receive the 2002
Presidential Award for Excellence in Science
Teaching. The National Science Foundation
award of $7,500 was presented March 21 in
Washington, D.C. The award program
identifies outstanding mathematics and sci-
ence teachers, kindergarten through 12th
grade, in each state and the four U.S. juris-
Fall 2003 35
THE LAUNCH of LVCs
new web site in July
included many great
the addition of a
Parents Page with a Parents Guide,
information on how to volunteer for
the Parents Council and much more.
Please visit www.lvc.edu/parents
Dr. Johannes Dietrich, associate professor
of music, received the Distinguished Service
Award last spring from the Pennsylvania/
Delaware String Teachers Association.
Dr. Barney T. Raffield III, professor of
business administration, won "The Student
Government Educator of the Year Award"
in April, an honor voted by the students.
Raffield also received top honors in 1 996
and 1999. "I can't tell you how much this
means to me," Raffield said when receiving
the honor during Dutchman Day activities.
"The students here make it very easy to love
them; they give back so much."
Lauren Nickey '05 of Mechanicsburg has
been chosen to serve a two-year term as a
student trustee on the LVC Board of
Trustees. Nickey, who is pursuing a degree
in psychology, graduated from Cumberland
Valley High School, where she was active in
many extracurricular activities. Also assist-
ing the Board this year will be Melissa
Ulrich '05. a mathematics major from
Reinholds, and Craig Kazda '05, a political
science major from Biglerville. Nickey and
Ulrich will serve on the Facilities
Committee and Kazda will serve on the
Strategic Planning Committee. At LVC,
Nickey is vice president of her class, a peer
adviser, and a member of Psi Chi, an invita-
tion-only national honor society fot psy-
chology students. She is a former member
of both the LVC marching band and the
Dr. Salvatore Cullari, professor emeritus of
psychology, who joined the College in 1986
and served nine years as chair of the
Psychology Department, was honored in
June with the 2003 Psychology in the
Media Award, which was presented at the
Pennsylvania Psychological Association's
Awards Ceremony at the Hilton Harrisburg
Towers. He has conducted and published
research with his students, and has been
widely published on his own in professional
journals. His teaching interests are clinical
and abnormal psychology, personality and
creativity. His current research areas are
schizophrenia, eating disotders and psy-
chopharmacology. He is also a contributing
editor of two textbooks. Counseling and
Psychotherapy: A Practical Guide for Students,
Trainees, and New Professionals and
Lauren Nickey '05 was recently chosen
to serve as a student trustee.
Foundations of Clinical Psychology. He is the
authot of Treatment Resistance: A Guide for
Practitioners, all published in Boston by
Allyn & Bacon.
During the last few years, Cullari has
been quoted widely in popular magazines
such as Good Housekeeping, Shape,
Cosmopolitan, Women's Health & Fitness
Magazine, and Seventeen. His topics have
included body-image perceptions, how to
handle stress during the holidays, depression
and self-esteem. He has coveted some of the
same topics in scholarly journals; for exam-
ple, he published an article in the June
2002 issue of the North American Journal of
Psychology, titled "On Differentiating Major
Depression from Chronic Sadness."
Cullari was selected as a member of the
Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania
Psychological Foundation and was also
elected chair of the Public Interest Board of
the Pennsylvania Psychological Association.
He has served as president of the Institute
for Psychotherapy and is a member of the
American Psychological Association as well
as other professional organizations.
STUDENTS RAISE THOUSANDS
FOR CANCER AWARENESS
For the second year in a row, the College
sponsored the Relay for Life, a signature event
of the American Cancer Society. The March
relay raised over $19,000. More than 40 LVC
student teams walked, jogged or ran for 24
consecutive hours on the Arnold Sports
Center track. The Relay for Life concluded
the College's Wellness Days, a week dedicated
to promoting health issues through activities
such as lectures and games.
FOR BREAST CANCER
Pat Halpin-Murphy, president and founder
of the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition
(PBCC), kicked off this year's Income Tax
Check-OfF for Breast and Cervical Cancer
Research at the College in March. Featured
speakers included Katie True, Pennsylvania
representative, and Deborah Strickler Freer
'71, a breast cancer survivor and volunteer
for numerous organizations including the
Lebanon American Cancer Board, PBCC,
WITF, Inc., and Good Samaritan Hospital,
Lebanon. Landmark legislation initiated by
the coalition in 1997 allows Pennsylvania
taxpayers to donate all or part of their state
tax refund to breast and cervical cancer
Spanish students at LVC, under the guid-
ance of Dr. Rosa Tezanos-Pinto, assistant
professor of Spanish, helped translate the
work of a prize-winning poet and received
the chance to meet the author April 22,
when he came to the Valley to talk about
his poetry and read poems from his new
anthology. Manuel Patino Lopez, a Peruvian
poet who is the 1997 recipient of Premio
Nacional de Cultura of his country, is the
author of Manuel Patino Lopez in Two
Worlds: First Bilingual Anthology. "The art
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Manuel Patino Lopez recently spoke on campus.
of translation is a gift given to only a few,"
Lopez wrote in his new book. He is also the
editor of several literary magazines and the
author of numerous books. He has taught
at Universidad Nacional de Educacion,
Chiclayo, and several other universities in
Peru. The LVC students who participated in
the translation were: Kelly Bastek '06, Keri
Bugden '06, David Krauson '06, John
Crognale '06, Tim Flynn '05, Roberta
Gantea '05, Andrea Granger '06, Chris
Metzger '06, Amanda Hartman '06, Kate
Jenkins '03, Chris Jessen '05, Andrew
Jenkins '05, Josh Anderson '05, Tara
Kaufrman '05, Allison Lencicki '06,
Devin Mack '03, Samantha Meglino '06,
Jenilee Myers '06, Leah Pyle '06, Jon
Stiner '06, Jeremy Umbenhauer '06,
Chris Fisher '05, Rachel Whipple '06,
Jason Ambrose '05, Kevin Keller '06 and
Megan Zengerle '06.
Nationally known song leader Nick Page
was the College's artist-in-residence the first
week of March, conducting music and song
workshops on campus and at the Lebanon
and Lower Dauphin middle schools. Page is
an inspirational music teacher who has
worked with educational and choir groups
around the country, sharing with them the
great folk music of the world. He took part
in classes and even led a sing-along at a fac-
ulty meering. As an ethnomusicologist, his
strongest interest is in the music of Africa
and India. Page is the author of two books.
Music: A Way of Knowing and Sing and
Shine On! as well as the recording. The Nick
Page Songbook CD. Page's residency in cen-
tral Pennsylvania was made possible by a
gift from Vincent Pronio '47 and his wife,
In conjunction with the College's
"Africa" Colloquium, Dr. Kathy Robinson
'81. an expert on multicultural perspectives
in music education and an assistant profes-
sor of music at the Eastman School of
Music in Rochester, N.Y., presented a pro-
gram March 27 on the music of Africa.
Robinson co-directs the Eastman School's
summer music education project in
Kimberley, South Africa.
The Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble appeared at LVC as part of the Cherry Blossom Festival.
The College hosted the 1st Annual
Cherry Blossom Festival in April.
Lebanon Valley College held its first
Cherry Blossom Festival April 1 1-13. The
festival, sponsored by various student
groups, replaces rhe former Spring Arts
Festival. The new name is designed to high-
light the arts outdoors at the same time that
the College's extensive collection of cherry
trees is blooming. The event was well
attended by the public who joined the LVC
family for evening concerts and daytime
events such as dancing lessons, children's
activities, food and craft vendors, and games
for the greater Annville community.
One of the highlights of the weekend
was The Universal African Dance & Drum
Ensemble performance, featuring dancers,
drummers, srilt walkers, ground masquer-
ades and acrobatics. Ensemble members are
from inner city African-American families
and are all martial artists at the award-win-
ning Universal Pasha Karate School. The
ensemble's appearance also concluded LVC's
yearlong "Africa" colloquium.
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Lebanon Valley College premiered its
first Step Show in April, featuring perform-
ers from fraternities and sororities from area
colleges as well as youth step and drill teams
from Lancaster Harrisburg and New Jersey.
Philadelphia DJ Ricchocher and LVC DJ
Nelly (Shanell Hinanokepa Johnson '06)
provided the music. Part of the proceeds
from the event went for the Book
Scholarship Fund for incoming LVC stu-
dents. The brothers of Iota Phi Theta, the
LVC Office of Multicultural Affairs and the
student group. L.E.A.D. (Leading
Education and Awareness for Diversity)
sponsored the evening.
Dr. William McGill Jr., senior vice presi-
dent and dean of the faculty emeritus, has
written a book, titled Poets' Meeting: George
Herbert, R. S. Thomas and the Argument
with God. McFarland Publishers released the
book this fall. Also, his long story "Release
Point" has been accepted by Birch Book
Press as part of an anthology of long base-
Dr. Noel Hubler, associate professor of reli-
gion and philosophy, has completed the
tevisions of his translation of the Septuagint
Version of the book of Ezekiel, which will
be published by Oxford University Press.
Oxford plans to include it in a fascicle of
translations of the Prophets to appear in
2004. The complete New English
Translation of the Septuagint is slated for
publication in 2005. The Septuagint is the
Ancient Greek translation of the Hebrew
Bible, a project that required careful com-
parison of the Greek and Hebrew texts.
In a book that suggests a new relationship
between faith and thought, and a new
understanding of the relationship between
theology and philosophy, Dr. Jeffrey
Robbins, assistant professor of religion and
philosophy, takes on what many identify as
the defining issue of contempotary philo-
sophical theology: the problem of ontothe-
ology. Between Faith and Thought: An Essay
on the Ontotheohgical Condition is both an
examination of the history of 20th-century
religious thought and an atgument for a
new, less dogmatic and less antagonistic
future tor philosophical theology. The book
was published last April by the Univetsity of
Virginia Press as a part of its series called
"Studies in Religion and Culture." It is
written as a dialogue between the continen-
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JEFFREY W. ROBBINS
tal and contemporary philosophical tradi-
Dr. Noelle Vahanian. adjunct instructor in
religion and philosophy, has published her first
book, Language, Desire, and Theology: A
Genealogy of the Will to Speak. The book is part
of the Roudedge "Studies in Religion" series. It
is an effort to develop a new theological
approach to language in the light of contempo-
rary critical theory.
Dr. Roger Nelson, professor and chair of
the Physical Thetapy Program, had a paper
published in the January-February 2003
issue of Electromyography and Clinical
Neurophysiology, titled "Comparison of
motor unit action potential characteristics
and hand dominance using monopolar
needle electrodes in the abductor pollicus
brevis and abductor digiti minimi muscles."
Dr. Eric Bain-Selbo, chair and associate
professor of religion and philosophy, has
published "Awareness, Appropriation, and
Loathing in Histories of Comparative
Religion: Review and Assessment" in the
Journal of Religion & Society. Bain-Selbo also
wrote "From Pride to Cowardice: Obstacles
to the Dialogical Classroom" for the
February 2003 issue of the peer-reviewed
journal Teaching Theology & Religion.
Marie Bongiovanni, chair and associate
professor of English, contributed an entry
on Gretel Ehrlich to the Dictionary of
Literary Biography (DLB). This entry
appears in the 2003 volume, Twentieth-
Century American Nature Writers: Prose. The
multi-volume DLB, a reference tool for stu-
dents, teachers, researchers and the public,
is designed to place authors "in the larger
perspective of literary history and to offer
appraisals of their accomplishments by qual-
Dr. Dennis Tulli '69, visiting assistant pro-
fessor of education, has published a project
report in Poicerful Teaching, a book written
by Judy Taccogna and published by the
Search Institute in Minneapolis, Minn. His
project was used to demonstrate the imple-
mentation of a developmental asset plan
within a school curriculum and instruction
Dr. Louis Laguna, assistant professor of
psychology, had a paper accepted for publi-
cation in an upcoming issue of the Journal
of Cognitive Therapy and Research, an inter-
national journal that focuses on the role of
cognitive processes in psychopathology. His
paper is titled "Chronic worry as avoidance
of arousal: A bioinformational model."
Dr. Barry X. Friedman, assistant professor
of psychology, had some findings from his
dissertation, "Cues to Commitment," pro-
filed in netscape. corn's "Love & Personals"
section. The article, titled "Sex &
Commitment: What He Thinks, What She
Thinks ... "by Laura Snyder, pointed out
that according to new research by
Friedman, sex is still a wild card when it
comes to determining someone's interest in
Olandina, a Peruvian literary magazine,
recently published an essay by Dr. Rosa
Tezanos-Pintos, assistant professor of
Spanish, titled "Ester de Izaguirre: su poesia
inicial." Also, nine of her poems were
included in the Conference Proceedings of
the V International Casa de Poetas del Peru
Conference, and Palavreiros, a literary maga-
zine from Brazil, selected three additional
poems for "Poetry Day."
Dr. Sharon F. Clark, professor of business
administration, recently wrote two reviews
for Choice, a journal that publishes critiques
of new scholarly books and electronic prod-
ucts for librarians and faculty members. She
reviewed The Complete Guide to Conflict
Resolution in the Workplace by Marick F.
Masters and Robert R. Albright, and
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Servants of the State: Managing Diversity and
Democracy in the Federal Workforce,
1933-1953 by Margaret C. Rung.
Dr. Paul A. Heise, professor of economics,
has been writing a bi-weekly column for the
editorial page of the Lebanon Daily News. He
addresses local, state and national issues con-
cerning the political economy. Heise invites
ideas for issues to address in his column, and
continues his regular appearances on local
Dr. Walter Patton, assistant professor of
chemistry, has received a Cottrell College
Science Award from Research Corporation, a
foundation for the advancement of chemistry,
physics and astronomy. The $39,820 grant
will support two years of Patton's research on
the "Mechanism of Ammonia Transfer in E.
coli GMP Synthetase."
The Lebanon Valley College Symphonic
Band and Wind Ensemble concert featured
traditional and contemporary music at its
annual spring concert April 6, including two
pieces written by LVC graduates. The pro-
gram featured a new work by local composer
and music educator Rodney S. Miller '77. A
special feature of the wind ensemble portion
of the program was the premiere performance
of a new work by Jonathan Crane '02, who
is now studying music composition at
Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
Dr. Louis Zivic, adjunct instructor in reli-
gion, received the doctor of divinity degree
honoris causa in February 2003 from the
Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
Dr. Christopher Bra/field assistant profes-
sor of mathematics, has passed the Course 1
examination administered in the fall of 2002
toward actuarial credentialing. The Course 1
examination is jointly administered by the
Society of Actuaries and the Casualty
Joel Kline '89, assistant professor of business
and economics and acting director of the Digital
Communications Program, was universally
accredited last spring in the field of public rela-
tions. He earned the APR designation, which is
awarded to public relations professionals who
pass oral and written exams that test broad disci-
plinary knowledge, strategic perspective and
sound professional judgment. Less than 5,000
Dr. Carl Y. Ehrhart '40
Leaves a Legacy
Dr. Carl Y. Ehrhart '40, who for nearly half a
century was one of the guiding intellectuals of
Lebanon Valley College, both as a philosophy pro-
fessor and as a longtime vice president and dean of
the College, died June 25 in Cornwall Manor
Nursing Home. He was 85. Ehrhart, who was also
an ordained minister in the United Methodist
Church, was honored at his retirement from LVC
in 1983 with the tides of professor emeritus of phi-
losophy and dean emeritus of the College. He then
began a second career as a supply and/or interim
pastor at various local Methodist churches.
After graduating with a degree in history
from Lebanon Valley College in 1940, Ehrhart
went on to earn a master of divinity degree in
1943 from United Theological Seminary in
Dayton, Ohio. Ehrhart had completed his course
work for a doctor of divinity degree at Yale
University when he came back to LVC in 1947
as professor and chair of philosophy, a position
he held for 17 years. He continued to teach even
after he became dean of the College in I960. He
finished his doctoral degree in 1954, but he cau-
tioned anyone who thought his "bucket of
knowledge was just about full," as he put it in a
1964 article in the Lebanon Valley College
Bulletin. Instead, he urged his readers to retain
"the sense of wonder, or awe ... of the deep mys-
tery of the universe and of ourselves."
In a 2001 interview in The Valley, Ehrhart
explained how he was named a dean. Then-
President Frederic K. Miller called him to say,
'"We know you are not going to be a scholar . . .
so you might as well be dean,'" Ehrhart recalled
with a laugh. Ehrhart s longtime friend and col-
league, Dr. H. Anthony Neidig '43, professor
emeritus of chemistry, disagreed with this assess-
ment. In a Lebanon Daily News story published
just after Ehrhart's death, Neidig said, "He was a
scholar, without question, extremely well read."
Neidig added that his friend would be remem-
bered most for his outstanding teaching abilities.
Dr. Howard Applegate, professor emeritus of
history and American studies, agreed. "Carl
Ehrhart was one of the most incredible and
beloved teachers when he was on the faculty.
People would take his courses even when they
weren't required to." As a dean, Applegate credits
Ehrhart with transforming the faculty from a
somewhat parochial group, many of whom had
graduated from LVC, to a much more cosmo-
politan and diverse group of scholars, capable of
winning major teaching awards.
Ehrhart sometimes referred to himself as the
College's "court jester." In his 1960 installation
address as dean, Ehrhart made light of adminis-
trative roles when he said a president's job at a
college was to do the public speaking, the profes-
sor's job was to do the thinking, and the deans
job was to try to keep the professors from speak-
ing and the president from thinking.
As an administrator, Ehrhart continued to fos-
ter close ties between the staff and students. He
sometimes wrote letters congratulating students on
making dean's list, personalizing them with rhymes
that highlighted the students' unique qualities.
Ehrhart was appointed to the new office of vice
president and dean of the College in 1967, and 13
years later he was promoted to the position of
vice-president/assistant to the president at LVC.
He also served as director of auxiliary schools for
After his retirement, Ehrhart continued to
work for the College as a member of the Toward
2001 capital campaign steering committee and
he frequently served on alumni committees.
When he was nominated for the Distinguished
Alumnus Award in 1973, the only notable
accomplishment he mentioned on his biographi-
cal form was, "Survived for almost 25 years at
LVC." He also might have added, "Thrived."
His wife of 55 years, Geraldine M. Baldwin
Ehrhart, died three years ago. He is survived by
three daughters, Carole L. Whittam of Silver
Spring, Md., Constance S. Dwyer of Mt. Gretna
and Anne B. Bocian '77 of Harrisburg, and
three grandchildren. A memorial service was
held at Miller Chapel in July. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to the Scholarship
Endowment Fund, c/o Dr. G. Edwin Zeiders,
United Theological Seminary, 1810 Harvard
Blvd., Dayton, Ohio 45406.
JefferSOII C. Bamhart '38 died February 10
in his Hershey home at the age of 84. Bamhart,
a lawyer who earned a degree from Columbia
Law School after graduating from the Valley,
served on the LVC Board of Trustees and also
received the College's Distinguished Alumnus
Award. He was married for 53 years to Mary
Elizabeth Zartman Bamhart '38. A decorated
veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he
was instrumental in the development of the U.S.
Army's tank simulator used to train drivers.
Barnhart was an active member of the
Hershey community and served on both the
Deny Township School Board and the Derry
Township Supervisors as well as on several bank
boards. He is survived by two sons, Stephen
Harry Barnhart of Cleveland and Jeffrey
Clifford Barnhart *84 of Hummelstown.
Andrew W. Kreider '65 died May 6 in his
Elverson home at the age of 60. He was married
for 37 years to Mary Bollman Kreider '62.
He served as a church representative to the
LVC Board of Trustees in the 1980s, and
was an active recruiter for his Alma Mater. His
grandfather, father and two sisters were also LVC
graduates. Kreider was a businessman who
worked for Trim Master Co. in Temple.
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professionals have earned the designation,
which is recognized by a large group of public
relations organizations and is administered by
the Public Relations Society of America.
Tom Hanrahan, director of college rela-
tions, has been selected to serve as the rep-
resentative for private institutions on the
Board of Directors for the College and
University Public Relations Association of
Pennsylvania (CUPRAP). Hanrahan will
serve a two-year term on the board of
CUPRAP, a statewide association of public
relations and publications professionals at
MUSIC REUNION: «*dr.markm EC ham
A Resounding Success
June 12-June 15 were a remarkable four days on campus this sum-
mer. The focus of the annual LVC Alumni Weekend was Celebrate
Reunions and a Tradition of Music. Thursday evening started off with
three rehearsals: a Jazz Band directed by Tom Strohman '75, a Concert
Band directed by Dr. Robert Hearson, and a Concert Choir directed by Dr.
Mark Mecham. More than one hundred alumni joined in the making of
music: Twenty one joined in the Jazz Band, 40 in the Concert Band and
60 in the Concert Choir. On Friday, the Jazz Band presented an evening
performance with alumni representing seven decades: from pianist Abiert
H. Morrison '43 to percussionist Daniel W. Brenner '02. With only three
rehearsals together, the level of performance was amazing. To hear the
full band and small combos play together in such a professional manner
after only three rehearsals was thrilling. This stellar performance was fol-
lowed on Saturday evening by an equally fine performance prepared (in
five rehearsals) by the Concert Band and Choir, culminating in a com-
bined performance of Carmen Dragon's band-chorus arrangement of
"America the Beautiful." Souvenir CDs were prepared for all participants.
Hats off to colleagues Ann Hess Myers, director of alumni programs;
Deborah Bullock Wescott '95, associate director of alumni programs;
Marilyn E. Boeshore, secretary, alumni programs; student assistant John
W. Feather '05; their associates in the Advancement Office; and accompa-
nists Brenda L. McElwee '03, Cheryl L. Kilhefner '03 and Gregory J.
Strohman '07 for a well-organized and thoroughly enjoyable Alumni Weekend.
Dr. Mark Mecham is currently on sabbatical and will be overseeing the
College's New Zealand Program in the spring. This article originally
appeared in the Music Alumni Newsletter.
Pennsylvania colleges and universities.
CUPRAP has more than 450 individual
members who represent more than 100 col-
leges and universities across Pennsylvania.
LVC wins again at Phi Beta Lambda!
In what has become an annual occurrence,
Lebanon Valley College business students
excelled at the Phi Beta Lambda
(International Business Fraternity) State
Leadership Conference. All eight LVC stu-
dents, members of the College's
Department of Business and Economics,
placed among the top three in the state at
the 32nd annual conference, titled
"Building a Better Business Professional."
The competition was hosted in April by
Central Penn College in Camp Hill. Bill
Bainbridge '03, Jaime Cronin '04, Judie
Leidy '04, Linda Martz '03 and Adria
Yannaccone '03 each earned first-place
honors. Taylor Reinhard '04 achieved a
second-place finish while Jen Bednar '04
and Aubrie Ensinger '06 each won third-
place honors. Attending the conference with
their students were Donald Boone, Dr.
Sharon F. Clark and Dr. Barney Raffield
III. They are LVC Phi Beta Lambda advis-
ers and faculty members in the College's
Department of Business and Economics.
Dr. Lou Manza, associate professor of psy-
chology, and Christina Marco '04, psy-
chology, presented a poster in Baltimore at
the annual March meeting of the Eastern
Psychological Association. The poster, based
on an experiment conducted in the
Psychology Department, was titled "Science
vs. Pseudoscience: Encouraging Skepticism
in an Undergraduate Statistics Course."
During the summer of 2003, Dr. Scott
Walck, assistant professor of physics, and
Dr. David Lyons, assistant professor of
mathematics, conducted a research project
in quantum information with students
Jonathan Pitt '03, physics, and Nicholas
Hamblet '04, mathematical sciences. The
students produced three-dimensional ani-
mation software to explore quantum entan-
glement. Walck and Lyons achieved some
new research results. In January 2003, Pitt
and Hamblet presented their projects in
Baltimore at a poster session for undergrad-
uate research at the national joint meetings
of the American Mathematical Society and
the Mathematical Association of America.
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Hamblet's project was called "Visualizing
the Hopf Fibration." Pitt presented
"Stationary 2-qubit Quantum States." At
the same meeting, Lyons presented his and
Walck's research results in a session on
geometry and topology. Lyons' talk was
titled "Simplified method for classification
of entanglement types."
Dr. Cheryl George and Jane Yingling,
assistant professors of education, attended
the Tenth Annual Lancaster-Lebanon
Intermediate Unit 13 Special Education
Conference in June 2003, where they gave a
presentation on "A Higher Education and
K-12 Partnership: Preparing Pre-Service
Teachers for a Career in Special Education."
Two Lebanon Valley College students,
Jennifer Peirson '03 and Amanda Kelly
Candice Falger, coordinator of the Master
of Science Education Program; Cynthia
Johnston, lecturer in chemistry; and Jeremy
Wolfe, Palisades High School, presented a
workshop in March, titled "CSI Amateur
Crime Scene Investigations," at the
National Science Teachers meeting in
Philadelphia. Eighty-three teachers from
elementary, middle and high schools attend-
ed the workshop.
Dr. David Lyons' article "An Elementary
Introduction to the Hopf Fibration,"
appeared in the April 2003 issue of
Mathematics Magazine, published by the
Mathematical Association of America.
Lyons also produced the cover artwork on
the April issue with the help of Jonathan
Several LVC science majors presented their
research in April at the 79th annual meeting
of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science in
Grantville. Regina Kettering '03, biochem-
istry, presented a poster, titled "Comparative
morphology of Plumbago auriculata and
Plumbago indica sepals." This work was co-
authored with Dr. Stephen Williams and
Dr. Allan Wolfe, professors of biology.
Nicholas Petrovich '03, biology, presented a
poster, tided "Microscopic study of the cutic-
ular setae on the body of Anemia francis-
cana." This work was co-authored with
Wolfe. Laura Fuhnnan '03, biology, and
Mary Olanich '05, psychobiology and biolo-
gy, presented a poster, titled "The effect of
task complexity on gender differences in spa-
tial learning in rats." This work was co-
authored with Dr. Deanna Dodson, associ-
ate professor of psychology, and Dr. Dale
Erskine, professor of biology.
Dr. Walter Patton, assistant professor of
chemistry, and four students attended the
67th Annual Intercollegiate Student
Chemists' Convention April 5 at Villanova
University. Jennifer Gehman '03, biochem-
istry, presented results from her research
with Patton in a talk, titled "A Strategy for
Cloning and Expression of E. coli GMP
Synthetase Mutants." Gehman won a sec-
ond-place award for her presentation. Also
presenting at the meeting was Jared Bushey
'04, chemistry. His talk, "Integral Equation
Theory for Counterion Interactions in
Associating Polymers," focused on aspects of
his research with Dr. Kathleen Kolbet,
assistant professor of chemistry. Also attend-
ing the meeting were Jennifer Kreidler '03,
chemistry, and Christine Lightcap '04,
biochemistry. In addition, Dr. Patton and
five students attended the April 30 meeting
of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Section of
the American Chemical Society at York
College. During the meeting, William
Pitcock '03, chemistry, received an ACS
award as LVC's outstanding senior chem-
istry major. As a research student of Dr.
Carl Wigal, chair and professor of chem-
istry, Pitcock has given presentations on the
synthesis of quinones at regional scientific
meetings and co-authored articles in The
Journal of Organic Chemistry. Two of
Patton's students ptesented posters at the
meeting: Jennifer Kreidler '03, chemistry,
discussed "Investigating the Binding and
Catalytic Sites Within the ATP-pyrophos-
phatase Domain of E. coli GMP
Synthetase." Jordan Newell '05, biology,
discussed "The Generation of Recombinant
Proteins to Examine the Dimeric
Organization of E. coli GMP Synthetase."
Regina Kettering '03, biochemistry, pre-
sented a poster on her research with Dr.
Allan Wolfe, professor of biology, titled "A
Histochemical Study of Anemia franciscana
Hemocytes." Gabriel Johnson '05, biology,
co-authored the poster with Kettering.
The work of Dan Massad, LVC's artist-in-
residence, was featured in several exhibitions
during spring 2003, both locally and in West
Virginia. One of his pastels was included in
Transforming the Commonplace, a show at the
Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg.
The Lancaster Museum of Art presented five
of Massad's pastels and a lithograph in Study
Drawings, a small solo show and the
Huntington Museum of Art in Huntingdon,
W. Va., displayed his recent pastels in another
solo show. Massad was also invited to give a
lecture and a three-day workshop on the art
of pastels as part of Huntington's Walter
Gropius Master Artist Workshop Series.
Joel Kline '89, assistant professor of busi-
ness administration and acting director of
the Digital Communications Program, gave
a breakfast presentation titled "Business and
Technology: Where Are We Headed?" in
spring 2003 at the Northern Lebanon
Rotary Club. Kline discussed emerging
business technology trends and explained
the current value of technology in small
Dr. Michael Day, professor of physics, pre-
sented a paper, titled "Rabi, Snow, and 'The
Two Cultures,'" at the April national meet-
ing of the American Physical Society in
Dr. Eric Bain-Selbo, chait and professor of
religion and philosophy, presented a paper
in March, titled "A Moral Analysis of the
Goldhagen-Browning Debate, or, Why So
Many Germans Were Bad People," at the
33rd Annual Scholars' Conference on the
Holocaust and the Churches. The confer-
ence was held at St. Joseph's University in
Dr. Jeffrey Robbins, assistant professor of
religion and philosophy, presented a paper
last spring, titled "Postmodernism,
Orientalism and the Politics of Theory," at
the American Academy of Religion Eastern
International Region Conference at
Mercyhurst College in Erie.
Jean-Paul Benowitz, adjunct instructor in
history, presented a paper in April, titled
"Eisenhower the Democrat? Reconsidering
the American Presidency and Popular
Culture of the 1950s." He gave the address
at the 33rd Annual Popular Culture
Association Conference in New Orleans.
Benowitz serves as the area chair of the
biography section of the association.
Jeffrey Zufelt, director of development, was
a speaker in February 2003, at the annual
Council for Advancement and Support of
Education (CASE) District II conference in
New York City. The topic of Zufelt's presen-
Fall 2003 41
tation was "The Love/Hate Relationship
between Development and Alumni
Relations." His talk centered on how the
two functions are interdependent in the life
of a college. Zufelt also was the keynote
speaker March 20 at Lafayette College at
the biannual meeting of the Professional
Researchers of Eastern Pennsylvania/
Association of Professional Researchers for
Advancement (PREP/APRA). He spoke on
the use of "data mining" to focus develop-
Walter Labonte. instructor in English and
directot of the Writing Center, presented a
demonstration in spring 2003 to the
English faculty at the Lebanon Campus of
the Harrisburg Area Community College
on the use of computer- assisted writing
instruction in developmental classes. This
program is grant-funded and seeks to help
at-risk students develop confidence and skill
in writing by working with a specially
designed computer program that the stu-
dents can use either in class or through the
Internet from home.
In February 2003, Dr. Noel Hubler, associate
professor of religion and philosophy, visited a
seventh-grade class at Cedar Crest Middle
School to explain the fundamentals of
cuneiform writing. He also led a demonstration
on the mechanics of writing on clay tablets.
Dr. Rosa Tezanos-Pinto, assistant professor
of Spanish, was invited to the Fifth
International Encounter of Hispanic
Women Writers (V Encuentro Internacional
de Escritoras Hispanas) in San Juan, Puerto
Rico in May 2003. This event was spon-
sored by Instituto de Cultura
Puertorriqueno and Creadon Femenina en
el mundo Hispanico.
For the past two years, Dr. Donald E.
Kline, acting chair and associate professor
of education, has served as the overall plan-
ning committee chair of the National
Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
National Convention, held last spring from
March 27-30 in Philadelphia. The conven-
tion was the fifth largest in the history of
NSTA with an estimated attendance of
18,000, including registered conventioneers,
their guests and exhibitors.
Dr. Luke Huggins, assistant professor of
biology, was the only person from a primarily
undergraduate institution to speak at the
2003 Northeast Regional Meeting of the
Society for Developmental Biology, in April
at Woods Hole, Mass. He gave a talk, titled
"The Drosophila mutant without children
(woe) is a suppressor of Dpp signaling and a
potential new component of the TGF-
beta/BMP signal transduction pathway."
Twenty Lebanon Valley College professors
called on their expertise and special interests
this summer when they discussed a wide-
ranging collection of books in two separate
book review series that wete free and open to
the public. The first series was held at the
Freeman Auditorium, Cornwall, and second
at the Pennsylvania Chautauqua Community
Building at Mount Gretna. Dr. Howard
Applegate, professor emeritus of history and
American studies, arranged both series.
On May 8, Scott Schweigert, director of
the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, served
as a panelist at the Susquehanna Museum of
Art, Harrisburg. Schweigert discussed "Does
Design Belong in Art Museums?" with
other panelists, including architect Charles
Alexandet and The Patriot-News arts colum-
nist Zachary Lewis. The panel discussion
was organized in response to a review of the
museum's recent exhibition of wotk by
architect Michael Graves and Associates. On
July 1 7, Schweigert spoke on Renaissance
architecture at the Center for Renaissance
and Baroque Studies, University of
Maryland, College Park. The week-long
symposium, "The Arts of the Renaissance:
42 The Valley
Crossing Borders/ Breaking Boundaries: A
Multidisciplinary Summer Institute for Arts
Educators," integrated performance, schol-
arship and education in the fine arts.
In conjunction with Lebanon Valley's
2003-2004 colloquium "Science and Public
Policy," the Gallery is presenting a collection of
works by internationally known photographer
Gary Schneider. The exhibition Gary Schneider:
Biobgy, will be on view from January 9
through February 15, 2004. This exhibition
will explore the often-ambiguous relationship
between science and art. The New York-based
artist creates photographs that reveal the invisi-
ble world of cells, chromosomes and natural
specimens, encouraging viewers to question the
impact of genetics on their daily lives, and to
discern the inherent beauty in this process.
Schneider's work has been featured in Artfbrum,
Art on Paper, The New York Times and Le Temps,
among other publications. His work is included
in the collections of the Boston Museum of
Fine Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art,
The An Institute of Chicago and the
LVC's 2003-2004 Colloquium aims to
investigate the mutual impact of "Science &
Public Policy" in several areas: How should
advances in scientific knowledge and tech-
nology affect public policy regarding such
issues as global climate change, nuclear
weapons proliferation, high school curricula
and the teaching of evolution, and bio-engi-
The first speaker, Bob Reiss, a leading
author and environmental activist, discussed
his book, The Coming Storm, on global
warming and U.S. energy policy. The series
continued with a visit from Dr. Eric Barron,
one of the nation's top climate scientists and
dean of the College of Earth and Mineral
Sciences at The Pennsylvania State Univer-
sity. He predicted what may be in store for
the 21st century and explained how human
activity may cause global wanning. Banon
heads the National Academy of Sciences
Board on Atmospheric Sciences and
Climate. Also, John David Isaacs, one of the
nation's top lobbyists for arms control, spoke
on "Nuclear Weapons and You." Isaacs is the
senior associate for policy at the Council
Center for Arms Control, pan of The
Council for a Livable World. These organi-
zations seek to persuade politicians to halt
the spread of weapons of mass destruction.
P «>LIC Y
For a look at the history of nuclear
weapons, Kai Bird spoke on "J. Robert
Oppenheimer and the Development of
Atomic Weapons." Bird is the author of a
forthcoming biography on Oppenheimer
and is also a contributing editor to The
Nation and co-editor of Hiroshima's Shadow,
which takes issue with the Truman adminis-
tration's rationale for dropping nuclear
bombs on civilians in Japan. Concluding the
lecture series was Daniel Greenberg, who
discussed "Scientists, Politics and the Bush
Administration." He drew on his expertise as
a science writer for The Washington Post and
as the author of Science, Money, and Politics:
Political Triumph and Ethical Erosion.
The students of Dr. Kevin Pry's '76
English class presented Galileo, Bertoh
Brecht's drama about the brilliant 16th cen-
tury astronomer and physicist. Galileo was
convicted of heresy and sentenced to life
imprisonment for challenging the Catholic
Church's earth-centered view of the universe.
The colloquium will continue next semester.
Visit the LVC web site at www.lvc.edu for
Dr. Dolores Buttry, who specializes in
modernist German literature and 12th-cen-
tury French literature, has been named an
assistant professor of foreign languages. She
earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in
French from Illinois State University, and
another master's degree in German from
Middleburv College, Vt. Bunry also has
two doctorates, one in comparative litera-
ture from the University of Illinois and
another in French from the University of
Dr. Stan M. Dacko has been named an
associate professor of physical therapy. He
earned a bachelors degree in zoology at
Rutgers University in Newark, a master of
arts degree and a master of science degree in
physical therapy from Boston University,
and a doctorate in neuroscience from
Dr. Marcia Epler has been named an associ-
ate professor of physical therapy. She earned
her master's and doctoral degrees at Temple
University and did her undergraduate work at
Ithaca College in New York, where she earned
a bachelor's degree in general studies and a
bachelor of science degree in physical therapy.
Dr. Lee Ann Grisolano is a visiting assis-
tant professor of psychology with an interest
in pediatric psychology and neuropsycholo-
gy as well as school psychology. She com-
pleted her bachelor's degree in psychology
and communication studies at the Univer-
sity of Iowa, and also earned her doctorate
there in school and pediatric psychology.
Grisolano is a pediatric neuropsychologist
for the Center for Neurobehavioral Health
in Camp Hill.
Dr. Rebecca Crow Lister has joined the
Music Department as an assistant professor
specializing in vocal literature. After earning
a degree in music education from James
Madison University in Virginia, she went to
graduate school at Florida State University,
where she earned a master's degree and a
doctorate in voice performance.
Penelope Lee Samuelson has been named
an assistant professor of physical therapy.
She graduated from the University of
Pennsylvania with a degree in physical ther-
apy. Samuelson also holds a master's degree
in public administration from Pennsylvania
State University. Currendy, she is a doctoral
candidate at Rocky Mountain University of
Health Professions in Provo, Utah.
Dr. Jeffrey Richard Savage, a prize-win-
ning pianist, has been named an assistant
professor of music. He came to LVC from
The Juilliard School, where he served simul-
taneously as an adjunct faculty member and
on the faculty for Juilliard's pre-college divi-
sion. Savage majored in piano at the
University of Colorado at Boulder and
earned both his master of music and doctor
of musical arts degrees in piano at The
Fall 2003 43
LVC Invites Five New Trustees to Join Board; Lehr Named Cnaii
WILLIAM LEHR JR., retired senior vice president
secretary, Hershey Foods Corporation, was recei
named as LVC's chair of the Board of Trustees,
assumed the role from Dr. Ross W. Fasick '55, H'03, who
served as chair from 1997 until May 17, 2003. Lehr, who
has been an LVC trustee since 1999, received a bache-
lor's degree cum laude from the University of Notre Dame
and a juris doctor degree from the Georgetown University
Lehr is widely known for his philanthropic efforts and has
served on numerous boards and associations. He is chair-
man of The Greater Harrisburg Foundation as well as chair-
man of the Capital Region's Early Childhood Training
Institute; a director and vice chairman of Capital Blue
Cross; a director and immediate past chairman of
Americans for the Arts; and a director and immediate past
president of the Susquehanna Art Museum. He is a mem-
ber of the advisory board of The University of Notre Dame's
Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business anc 1 "
CHANNELS Food Rescue. In 2003, he was designated i
Central Pennsylvania Business Journal. He is also a trust
real estate investment trust.
Lehr has served as chairman of the Pennsylvania MILRITE Council, as chairman of the
Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council, as chairman of MetroArts of the Capital
Region, as chairman and president of the Capital Division of the Pennsylvania Economy
League, and as a founding director and vice chairman of the board of the Whitaker Center
for Science and the Arts. He was a member of Governor Ed Rendell's Arts and Culture
Transition Team. Lehr is married to the artist Beverlee Balch Lehr. They are the parents of
Audrey, William and James.
DR. GARY GRIEVE-
CARLSON. professor of
English and director of
the General Education
and American Studies
programs, has taught at
LVC for 13 years including
service as chair of the
English Department. He
holds a doctorate in
English and has received
several academic honors.
Grieve-Carlson oversees the College's year-
long colloquium, and is a member of the
Study Abroad Committee and the Diversity
Advisory Committee. He has been LVC's on-
site director for New Zealand, and is a past
member of the Curriculum Committee, Faculty
Standards and Policies Committee and the
faculty Executive Committee. He and his wife,
Bridget, have three children: Timothy (12),
Jessye (8) and Grace (6).
ELYSE ROGERS '76, a
partner with the law
firm of Keefer Wood
Allen & Rahal, LLP, is a
graduate of Lebanon
Valley, cum laude and
The Dickinson School of
Law, magna cum laude,
who has been featured
in the past two editions
of The Best Lawyers in America. In her prac-
tice, she concentrates on wealth transfer
planning and business planning, as well as
estate administration and representation of
closely held business owners.
Rogers is active at Pine Street Presby-
terian Church in Harrisburg, currently serving
as a trustee. In the past, she has served as
a trustee of the Pennsylvania Bar Trust Fund
and the Pennsylvania Bar Insurance Fund,
and zone director for the Pennsylvania Bar
Foundation. She has received two special
achievement awards from the Pennsylvania
Bar Association, as well as the President's
Award. Rogers is an adjunct professor at the
Dickinson School of Law, where she teaches
Estate Planning & Wealth Transfer Taxation.
JAMES M. MEAD,
president and chief
executive officer of
received a bachelor's
degree and a master's
degree, both in eco-
nomics, from The
University. Before join-
ing Capital BlueCross,
he served as a mem-
ber of the faculty of the School of Business
at The Pennsylvania State University in
Harrisburg. He also served as special assis-
tant to the Pennsylvania Insurance
Mead has served with various community
organizations including as chairman of the
board of advisers of Penn State Harrisburg,
chairman of the Central Pennsylvania U.S.
Savings Bond Campaign for the United States
Treasury Department, and campaign chairman
of the United Way of the Capital Region. He is
past chairman of the board of directors of the
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and is
currently a member of the board of directors
of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Associ-
ation, chairman of the board of BCS Financial
Incorporated, Chicago; the Harrisburg
Symphony Association; and The Greater
JOHN S. OYLER. a part
ner of the law firm
McNees Wallace &
Nurick LLC since 1982,
is a magna cum laude
graduate of Princeton
University and was a
member of the Virginia
Law Review and the
Order of the Coif while
a student at the
University of Virginia School of Law. Oyler is
a corporate and tax lawyer who has repre-
sented automobile dealers for his entire
legal career and serves as outside general
counsel for the Pennsylvania Automotive
Association. Oyler assisted in drafting and
revising the Pennsylvania Board of Vehicles
Act and has presented at various NADA
workshops nationwide. His business coun-
seling practice includes the representation
of automobile dealerships and auto dealers,
representation of agricultural cooperatives,
the acquisition and sale of businesses, and
general business counseling.
Oyler served as managing partner of his
law firm from 1992 to 2002.
Oyler is a member of the American,
Pennsylvania and Dauphin County Bar
Associations; the board of directors and the
executive committee, and chair of the mar-
keting committee of The Greater Harrisburg
Foundation; member of the board of direc-
tors of Knouse Foods Cooperative, Inc.;
member of the board of directors and the
executive committee, and secretary of the
Team Pennsylvania Foundation. He is listed
in the Best Lawyers in America*. He and his
wife, Lydia, live in Mechanicsburg, and have
two sons, Jack and David.
Editor's Note: Lauren Nickey '05, LVC's
new student trustee, is featured on page 36.
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