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Vol. 21 Number 1 


Tom Hanrahan 


Dr. Howard Applegate 

Jasmine Bucher '97 

Lauren McCartney Cusick 

Cassandra Hoadley '04 

Mary Beth Hower 

Dr. Mark Mecham 

Ann Hess Myers 

Lori Myers 

Cindy Progin '04, Class Notes 

Stephen Trapnell '90 

John Tuscano '98 

Dr. Susan Verhoek 


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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 

Fall 2003 

page 10 


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. 

Fall 2003 

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 
Lebanon Valley. 



oint student-faculty research 
is the engine that drives the 
whole progtam in chem- 
istry," said Dr. Owen Moe 
■ Jr., Vernon and Doris 
Bishop Distinguished 
Professor of Chemistry, "and we are see- 
ing it more and more in physics, biology 
and psychology." 

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 
and Northwestern. 

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 

The Valley 

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 
Foundation. \ 

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' 
the Garber 

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 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 
includes the 
Scientific Course. 


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 
to $100,000. 

"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 
physics," said 
Walck. "Quantum 

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, 

The Valley 


President Hervin U. Roop 

reorganizes the curriculum similar 
to one developed recently at Johns 
Hopkins. LVC's five academic groups 
included Chemical-Biological. 

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 
hands-on opportuni- 
ties. "You see fresh- 
men coming in, see 
the gleam in their 
eyes and know 
they want to par- 
ticipate," he 





^ 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 
is offered. 


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 
right away." 

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 
Lehigh Univer- 
sity and the 
University of 
Nebraska at 

In addition to 
the exposure for 
students, publish- 
ing, presenting 
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 
teaching tool." 

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. 

V. <tA., 

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. 
Johnson (1960). 


Solomon Caulker '41 

graduates. He later 
becomes vice-principal 
of Fourabah College in 
Sierra Leone. 


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. 
Sidney Pollack, 
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). 

The Valley 


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 








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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 
67 percent. 

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" 






$13,860 —----'•" 


$ 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 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 
higher education. 

"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- 
nalism instructor. 

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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 
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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 
family photograph. 

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: Biology 

January 9 - February 15, 2004 

Gary Schneider, Genetic Self Portrait: Hands (right), 1997, toned gelatin silver print, 
36 x 29 in., courtesy of the artist 

Illuminated Treasures: 

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 

Gallery Hours 

Wednesday, 5-8 p.m. 
Thursday & Friday, 1 - 4:30 p.m. 
Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. 
Other times by appointment. 



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 

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 


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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 






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 
full circle. 

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 
church organist. 

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. 


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 
Baghdad, Iraq. 

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 
in Hanover. 

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 
in 1978. 
Nearly 20 LVC 
uates participate in 
the Chorale. 

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 
Madison, Wis. 

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 
County, Md. 

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 
School South. 

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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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 

rthy people, 
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 
Charlotte, N.C. 

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. 

] S 

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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class news & notes 

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 
Lock Haven. 

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 
Columbia, S.C. 

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 
their family. 

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 
Jiangxi, China. 

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 
in Harrisburg. 

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 
Reintegration Program. 

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 

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Southwest Asia in support of Operation 
Enduring Freedom. 

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 
Hyattsville, Md. 

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 
in Harrisburg. 

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 
School District. 

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 
Oglethorpe University. 

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 
Simsbury, Conn. 

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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class news & notes 

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 
Baltimore, Md. 

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 
in Harrisburg. 

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 
Baltimore, Md. 

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 
Middle School. 

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 
find employment. 

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. 

Finally, there's a new year's 
resolution you can keep. 

o-week Winter Mini Term 
courses offer a smart way to build 
your resume without the added weight 
nf a long-term commitment. Classes 

ily from Dec. 26 through Jan. 3 at 
our Harrisburg Regional Campus. Visit now and 
see how LVC's Graduate Studies ^ 
and Continuing Education 
programs can help 
you lose that 
excess "wait." 

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class news & notes 

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 
Lanham, Md. 

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. 

In Memoriam 

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 
page 39, 

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 

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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 
music lessons. 

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 

Dr. Geffen 


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 
American studies.) 

For more information on Planned Giving, please contact Susan K. Borelli M'02, 
assistant director of major gifts, at 1-866-GIVE-LVC or . 

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 

(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 


,N0 '98 

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 
Harlem Globetrotters. 

"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 
National teams." 

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 
in 2002-2003. 

"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- 
sional athletes. 

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 said. 

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 
the Globetrotters. 

"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 
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. 

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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. 


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 
transfer students. 

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 
Community College. 

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. 

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Heilman Center 


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 
May 2006. 


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. 
Vandergrift '89. 


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,, 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: 


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 

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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- 

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Parents on 

new web site in July 
included many great 
changes including 
the addition of a 
Parents Page with a Parents Guide, 
information on how to volunteer for 
the Parents Council and much more. 
Please visit 

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 
Psychology Club. 

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. 


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. 


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- 
ball stories. 

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- 

FAITH and 






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- 
ified scholars." 

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 
talk radio. 


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 
Actuarial Society. 

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 
of Excellence 

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. 

Dr. Ehrhart 

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 
nine years. 

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 
'03, co-presented. 

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 
Pitt '03. 

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- 

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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- 
ment efforts. 

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: 

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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 
Guggenheim Museum. 


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 

2003-2004 Colloquium 

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 for 
more information. 

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 
Hahnemann University. 

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 
Juilliard School. 

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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 
Law Center. 

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. 

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). 


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. 


president and chief 
executive officer of 
Capital BlueCross, 
received a bachelor's 
degree and a master's 
degree, both in eco- 
nomics, from The 
Pennsylvania State 
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 
Harrisburg Foundation. 

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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Join LVC as we visit the Resorts of the Rockies! Enjoy 1 1 days of fun 
and adventure as we visit Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Vancouver and 
more! The trip departure date is June 19, 2004, and all guests will be 
escorted from LVC. For more information, please call the Alumni 
Office at 1-800-ALUM-LVC. 


An information session and slide show will be held on Thursday, January 22, 
2004 in the Faculty Club of the Mund College Center from 6-8 p.m. For 
reservations, please call the Office of Alumni Programs at 717-867-6320 or 
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