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William Lehr Jr., chair of the Lebanon Valley College Board of
Trustees, recently announced that College President G. David Pollick
has accepted a position as president of Birmingham-Southern
College in Birmingham, Alabama. Stephen C. MacDonald, LVC vice
president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty since 1998, has
been appointed by the Board of Trustees to serve as acting president
while they conduct a national search for a new president.
Lehr said, "During the eight years President Pollick has guided the
College, LVC has seen continued enrollment growth, the inauguration <A
several new academic programs, and the renovation and construction
of new facilities. The College's position has evolved significantly and
its visibility and presence have increased dramatically under his
leadership. We wish him well in his new position."
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President Pollick said, "While very much looking forward to the new
challenges ahead, it is with a genuine sense of sadness that Karen
and I are leaving a community of faculty and staff that has meant so
very much to me during these eight years. It is with a sense of pride
that I leave a College with such an extraordinarily exciting and bright
Barbara Macaw Atkinson '67
Jasmine Ammons Bucher '97
Lauren McCartney Cusick
Tim Flynn '05
Mary Beth Hower
Lisa Landis '04
Ann Hess Myers
Cindy Progin '04 & Class Notes
Braden Snyder '00
Maria V. Snyder
Dr. Susan Verhoek
Dr. Barbara Anderman
John T Consoli
Lauren McCartney Cusick
Kate Ruhl '05
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Lebanon Valley College Magazine ^
2 Arts & Entertainment
Wig and Buckle is still going strong thanks
to a pair of Valley graduates who have
theater in their blood.
by Mary Beth Hower
12 Blazing Their Own Trails
LVC students continue to extend the
boundaries of the classroom. Highlighted are
five of our students who have gone beyond
the classroom for personal growth.
by Amy Gulli
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1 8 Class News & Notes
38 Valley News
On the Cover: The theater is alive and well at LVC. .
Under the guidance of Dr. Kevin Pry '75 and Stephen
Spiese '72, (pictured 1-1 1) Rebecca Grudzina '~ ' ^
Matthew Wensel '04, Spiese, Meghan Kurta '06, '
Jessica Barber '07, Gregory Keller Jr. '07, Katherine
Bright '04, Jessica Moyer '04, Allison Abayasekara '07,
Pry, and Eileen Jahn '07 have become stars in their ■
own right. JT
By Mary Beth Hower; Photography by John T. Consoli
ARYLOUISE Burke '62 has fond
memories of the faculty at
Lebanon Valley. She remembers Drs. Theodore Keller
and Anna Faber in the English Department; Dr. Carl
Ehrhart '40, who taught courses for her philosophy
minor; and James Kline, a chemistry professor who
served as the faculty advisor to the Wig
and Buckle Society. But what sticks in
her mind the most is not a person but a
place — the stage on campus where she
discovered her love of acting.
"I'll never, ever forget my first experience
on the stage at LVC," she said. A freshman
at the time, Burke recalled being so nervous
during the audition that she was visibly
shaking; yet she still landed a role in the
drama, Outward Boutid. "I played a young
wife whose husband had crossed over and, I
had a wonderful, hysterical scene where I
cried for my beloved Henry," she said.
"After that I was completely hooked."
Despite her love of acting, she never
planned to pursue it as a career. After
graduation, she attended the University
of Wisconsin, where she earned a master
of arts degree in English literature and
intended on becoming a college professor.
However, her plans abruptly changed.
"I had an assistantship and just hated it,"
she explained. "So here I was in my early
twenties with a master's degree, no plans
and wondering what I wanted to do."
Her answer came from an artistic
aunt who often traveled from her home
in Philadelphia to watch Burke perform
at the Valley. Believing that Burke had
real talent, she took the young woman
into her home, and helped her find a day
job and enroll in acting classes at nearby
Hedgerow Theatre. "It was an absolutely
wonderful, life-saving thing for her to
have done," Burke said. "I remember
going to my job in center city Philly,
riding the train with a book of Chekhov
plays on my lap."
She began landing roles in
Philadelphia, first as Jo in ^ Taste of
Honey, then Muriel in Ah, Wilderness. But
there weren't a lot of acting opportunities
in the Philly area at the time, and she
was entering her early thirties, so Burke
decided to make the move to New York
City. "It was beyond my wildest dreams
to get paid for acting. I just wanted to
Marylouise Burke '62 (below, L and r.) has
performed on Broadway, on television, and in
tl)e movies and has worked with artists such as
David Litidsay-Abaire, Sarah Jessica Parker,
Julie Harris, Stephen Sondheim, and Vanessa
have more opportunities," she said, "but
it was a great time to arrive in New
Burke hit the OfF-OfF Broadway scene
in 1973, where she found interesting
work in a number of contemporary new
plays. However, with no money involved,
she was left typing by day and acting by
night. Eventually, through what she jokingly
calls "the smallest role ever written," she
earned her Actor's Equity card. She was
signed by an agent and began to land
steady jobs in regional theater.
In 1992, she also was cast in the
national tour of Peter Schaffer's Lettice
and Lovage, with Julie Harris starring as
Lettice. "I had a wonderflil featured role
in the first act, a comic jewel of a scene,"
said Burke, "and had the privilege of
working with Julie. She has a remarkable
spirit, and on stage is just radiant."
Although it was a great source of
employment, the constant touring from
city to city became wearisome, and casting
directors in New York weren't seeing her
work. She made the tough decision to
turn down regional theater roles and stay
in the city. "It was very hard," she said.
"I had to dig in and go back to working
day jobs and auditioning on my lunch
The move paid off Her first visible
role was in Fuddy Meers at Manhattan
Theatre Club, where she worked with
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the remarkable playwright David
Lindsay-Abaire, whom she had met during
her Off-OfF Broadway days. They
worked so well together that she
appeared in a number of his projects,
including a feature role in Wonder of the
World starring Sarah Jessica Parker and
Amy Sadaris; and the title role in
Kimberly Akimbo. The New York Times
called me David's muse and I loved it, "
ng the academic life, Johanna Hansen Wilson '59
usba7idj 0}'7non, moved to "Laura Land" and
started an international quilting business.
Burke also made a break into movies
and television. Her credits include Angle,
Meet Joe Black, and the Oxygen movie,
My Sexiest Mistake. She also has made
appearances on the ABC sitcom Hope
and Faith and the NBC drama Law and
Order. She is scheduled to appear this
fall in an independent film, Sideways, by
Alexander Payne, the award-winning
director of About Schmidt.
One thing Burke has learned
throughout her career is never say never.
In 2002, she met her toughest challenge
when she was cast in her first musical,
Stephen Sondheim's Tony-Award-winning
revival of Into the Woods starring Vanessa
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Williams. "It was the hardest task to
undertake a musical and do it with the
cream of the crop," said Burke. "But
everyone was infinitely patient. It was
such a challenging, learning experience."
One night after the show, Burke discovered
she had people waiting for her at the
stage door. Her visitors turned out to be
George Reider '63, a member of the
LVC Board of Trustees, and his wife,
Carol. They had heard she was doing the
show and drove with two of their grand-
children from Connecdcut. Thirty years had
passed since she had seen them, but that
gesture rekindled a cherished friendship.
Burke joked that she should be an
inspiration to anybody who thought they
were dead if they didn't peak by the age
of 25. But, all kidding aside, she has
accomplished her goal of becoming a
working actress. "I never had ambitions to
be a star. I'm just satisfied doing interesting
work, creating a patchwork quilt of piecing
together a living from various jobs that
either pay the rent or excite me, and
sometimes, fabulously, both."
Hansen Wilson '59,
it was an experience with an actual
patchwork quilt that led to her suc-
cessful career as an author and
fabric designer. The professional
turn came as a surprise to Wilson,
who holds an elementary educa-
tion degree from LVC, as well as a
master's degree in library science
from the State University of New York at
Albany and in education from Central
Connecticut State University (CCSU).
After her husband, Ormon, took an early
retirement from the CCSU physics
department, the couple moved to
Minnesota and bought a farm where
they raised corn, soybeans, wheat and
The move placed her in the small
town of Walnut Grove, close to the
childhood home of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
One day, after deciding she
needed to do something with a
quilt top she had received from
a friend's mother, Wilson began
reading everything she could
find on quilting and patterns,
and in the process became fasci-
nated with quilt history. Living
in what Wilson described as
"Laura Land," led her to self-
publish a booklet. Bear Tracks in the
Berry Patch, which traced the quilts in
the Little House books.
Through Plum Creek Patchwork, her
own publishing company, Wilson has
published eight booklets. In addition, she
has had two ftiU-length books picked up
by a major publishing house. Her latest
work, Prairie Quilts, inspired by the life
and times of Laura Ingalls Wilder, will be
released in July. In addition to her books,
Wilson also designs fabric and is releasing a
new line. Flowers for Ma.
Though she's no longer in the
elementary school classroom, teaching
has remained an integral part of her life.
Wilson shares her knowledge of quilting
at the International Quilt Market and
Quilt Odyssey, as well as at state and
private shows. She even hosts the Plum
Creek Quilt Retreat each summer, where
participants spend three days making
their own quilts. This will be the fourth
summer she has offered the retreat,
which last year attracted quilters from 1
states and Canada.
Wilson still recalls the encouraging
words of Dr. Cloyd Ebersole, the late
professor emeritus of elementary education
at Lebanon Valley. "He was a very positive
influence, one of those people who made
you beUeve you could do anything you
wanted to do. I never thought I'd be a
book author, never thought I'd design a
fabric line," she said. "It's not something
I planned. Sometimes you just take advan-
tage of opportunity when it arises. I truly
believe you can do anything you set your
Self-confidence and a
strong spirit of determination are also the
driving forces behind George Meyers '81,
who has used his business administration
degree to market himself straight into a
career in show business.
After graduating from LVC, Meyers
spent a year in acting school before tak-
ing up residence in New York City and
landing roles in the soap operas Search
for Tomorrow, Guiding Light, and One
Life to Live. Always seeking out new
opportunities, he moved to Orlando, and
during his four years there, landed roles
in commercials as well as parts in the
Adventures of Super Boy and Swamp Thing.
Meyers' lean six-foot, three-inch
physique has enabled him to land some
interesting roles, including the job of
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(Facing page) Dr. Kevin Pry '76 (left) and
Stephen Spiese '72 have nansferreH their love of
the theater to numerous LVC students. (This page)
Rebecca Grudzina '04, Matthetv Wensel '04,
Spiese, Meghan Kurta '06, Jessica Barber '07,
Gregory Keller Jr. '07, Katherine Bright '04,
Jessica Moyer '04, Allison Abayasekara '07, Pry,
and Eileen Jahn '07 were caught in the act
preparing for a Wig & Buckle production.
photo double for David HasselhofF during
the Baywatch series; a slut on The Tonight
Show impersonating Howard Stern; and a
host of roles in law enforcement, including
a recurring part on General Hospital as a
member of the Port Charles police force.
He has also had the unique opportunity
to portray some of America's favorite
superheroes, including Batman for D.C.
Comics and Captain America,
Spiderman and the Hulk for Marvel
Comics. The assignments — making
appearances for a variety of events,
including conventions, toy stores and auto
shows — have taken him to nearly all 50
states, as well as many international locales.
Once, while appearing as Batman at a Toys
R Us in New York City, Meyers spotted
someone in the crowd wearing a LVC jacket.
It turned out to be Dr. David Lasky,
professor emeritus of psychology, and his
wife, Ann. "They got such a kick out of
seeing me as Batman," Meyers said.
"Goes to prove that you'll never know
where you'll see LVC family."
Meyers, who now resides in Los
Angeles, also has had the distinction of
working with some of Hollywood's
biggest stars. One memorable part was in
the drama Air Force One with Harrison
Ford. "I played the role of a secret service
agent who is immediately shot and killed,
and who lies dead on the floor of the
airplane throughout the entire movie. It
was a memorable movie to work on, mainly
because I got to sit next to Harrison Ford
every morning in hair and makeup while
the makeup artists applied the stage blood
to my face and the bullet holes to my body,"
said Meyers. He also shared the screen with
Brendan Fraser in Monkey Bone and with
Arnold Schwarzene^er, Gabriel Byrne and
the late Rod Steiger in End of Days.
Meyers has enjoyed a variety of work,
from roles in independent films such as
The Lucky Penny 2, a tribute to Buster
Keaton, to playing a deputy in a yet-to-
be-titled zombie m.ovie. He's also more
than willing to do what it takes to make
himself more marketable in the fiercely
competitive world of show business.
He is certified in scuba diving, is a
professional magician, has been trained
in weapons and firearms, and owns his
own LAPD uniform so casting directors
don't have to imagine how he'd look
during auditions for police roles. He has
even taken up horseback riding in the
hopes of someday being cast in a Western.
Looking to the future, Meyers plans
to move behind the camera and produce
his own I6mm independent film. When
the time comes, he would love to return
to Lebanon Valley for filming and use
alumni and students as actors. Living on
the West Coast for the past eight years,
Meyers regrets that he has lost touch
with a nimiber of his classmates, but woiJd
enjoy receiving news from College friends
via his website, wrww.georgeactor.com.
Despite the ups and downs of the
acting life, Meyers' motto is "You miss
100 percent of the shots you never take."
He also passes along a piece of advice
that he once received, "Do something in
your life that absolutely terrifies you. It's
the only way to grow as a human being."
Though a career in show
business and life in Los Angeles isn't suited
to everyone, thousands of LVC students
have experienced a taste of acting during
the 70 years that the Wig and Buckle
Society has been part of campus. And the
tradition of theater continues to grow
stronger, thanks to advisors Dr. Kevin
Pry '76 and Stephen Spiese '72 who
add their own unique strengths to each
of the student performances. Pry, a self-
described logo-centric who has a doctoral
degree in theater history dramaturgy
from Penn State, handles production
research. Spiese, a highly prized professional
actor and member of Actor's Equity,
lends his acting and technical expertise.
strangers to the
LVC stage because
both were members of Wig
and Buckle as students. Pry
rejoined the campus in 1990, when he
was asked to guest direct Who's Afraid of
Virginia Woolf a job that eventually led
to a Rill-time teaching position on campus
and the role of the club's faculty advisor.
When Pry was chosen to lead a study-
abroad semester to London, he enlisted
the help of Spiese to cover his classes and
in the process reconnected him with the
theater group. "I said, 'and by the way, we
need a technical advisor for Wig and
Buckle,' and he volunteered."
"I came back because I didn't get it
right the first time," Spiese joked. He
earned a music education degree from
LVC, then taught for three years in the
West Shore School District. He also
spent a short stint working with gifted
students before doing odd jobs — teaching
private music lessons, directing choirs,
repairing computers. In the late 1970s,
Spiese joined his brother-in-law, a Penn
State theater graduate, at the Ephrata
Playhouse. In 1985, he and wife,
Margaret (Peggy) Whorl Spiese '73,
became involved in the Lancaster theater
scene and have been mainstays at
Lancaster's Fulton Theater.
In addition to overseeing student
performances. Pry and Spiese have also
teamed up for numerous campus projects,
including Charles Wolfson's Future, a
play written by Dr. Arthur Ford '59,
professor emeritus of English.
Spiese quoted Russian actor Michael
Chekhov, who said, "People who are
drawn to acting possess a deep desire for
personal transformation." Although the
College has added a theater concentration
within the past two years. Wig and
Buckle is still open to all students and
includes a variety ol majors from English
and music to physics and mathematics.
The club attracts what Pry described as "all
kinds and conditions of students. Some
had a good experience in high school and
want to stay involved. Others had a bad
experience and want a better one."
Regardless of a student's background,
it is always a learning process. "Many
students have had a previous theater
experience where everything was dictated
to them," he said. "They're horrified to
learn that it's a discovery process and an
experimental process, that questions
don't always have definite answers." On
the flip side, Pry described the best
moments as the ones where both he and
the students "get involved in the process
and go out in a happy st^e of exhaustion."
Spiese added that an important part
of the discovery process is "when stu-
dents realize 'if I can be this person on
stage, pull this off and convince an audi-
ence, I have all sorts of choices off this
stage as well.'"
He added that the liberal arts component
offered by the College is vital. "The theater
is one of the ultimate platforms for the
intersection of a liberal arts education. This
is where everything comes together. It's
fun when you do it right."
Joan Squires '79 under
stands the importance of a liberal arts
education because she has seen its benefits
first-hand. "A liberal arts background has
been a tremendous asset throughout my
career," she said. "I wouldn't trade it for
anything." While a graduate student at
the University of Michigan, she was
surprised at how many fellow students
did not have the writing skills or cultural
background that was offered to her at
LVC. "Liberal arts is the best kind of
education you could possibly have,
whether you know your desired career
path or not. It gives you life skills to talk
about a range of subjects — literature,
Being in tune with culture is vital for
Squires, who has made a life out of arts
administration and is currently president
of the Omaha Performing Arts Society. A
music education major at LVC, Squires
taught for a number of years before
attending the University of Michigan
and earning master's degrees in music
and business administration. She then
landed a prestigious, yearlong fellowship
at the American Symphony Orchestra
League, which enabled her to work with
the Cleveland Orchestra, Florida
Orchestra, and Houston Symphony.
"The program allowed me to work with
the executive directors and really learn
the music business from the inside. It
was a chance to see strategic manage-
ment at the highest level," she said. "It
was a tremendous year."
Since then, she has been associated
with the Houston Symphony, The Utah
Symphony, and the Milwaukee
Symphony Orchestra, where she worked
her way from general manager to executive
direaor. Befr)re arriving at Omaha, she
served as president and CEO for the
Phoenix Symphony for almost eight
years. During that time, she led the sym-
phony's first endowment campaign,
which raised $ 1 1 million, and launched
new perfr)rmances at the Sedona Cultural
As president at Omaha, she oversees
the management and operation of the
historic Orpheum Theater, a 2,500-seat,
multi-use facility that underwent a $ 1
million renovation during the summer of
2002. She also has had the chance to
coordinate the building and management
of a brand new Omaha Performing Arts
Center, a $90 million facility scheduled
to open in the fall of 2005. The new
facility will include a 2,000-seat concert
hall, a 450-seat recital hall, and an outdoor
courtyard performance area.
Working in the arts also has allowed her
to establish strong ties with the community
and draw from her education background
to introduce cultural programming to
children. One of her most memorable
moments on the job came right after
9/11. Squires was working with the
Phoenix Symphony and had scheduled
cellist Yo-Yo Ma to appear. Ma was in
Denver and, since all flights were
grounded, he rented a car and driver and
traveled all night to make the concert. "He
gave one of the most powerful, extraordi-
nary performances I've ever heard," said
Squires. "He went out of his way to help
everyone grapple with the unimaginable
in the way he knew best — through his
The healing power of die
arts is something Shelby Applegate '96
undetstands all too well. Many of her
pieces focus on her own search for identity
and reveal her eventual metamorphosis.
Her love of nature is also apparent in the
use of found objects — twigs taken from
the trees that encircle her home studio in
Mt. Gretna, dried petals of flowers given
by friends. Her media are diverse, ranging
from paper sculpture, watercolors and
gelatin prints, to papermaking and
encaustics made with beeswax. "I'm
intellectually curious. I like to challenge
myself, to keep trying different things,"
said Applegate. "I can't keep doing the
same thing all the time."
Applegate began her coursework at LVC
decades after earning her first bachelor's
degree in religion and art at Drew
University, but the timing turned out to
be just right. "People ask what LVC has
done for me," she said. "I tell them it
saved my life."
She came to Lebanon Valley in 1983
when her husband. Dr. Howard
Applegate, accepted a position as vice
president of college relations. Only a few
years later, they faced a family tragedy
when, in 1987, one of their sons was
killed in a corporate jet crash. During the
numbing weeks and months that followed,
members of the College community kept
her and her husband moving. Secretaries
took her to an exercise class in Arnold
Sports Center. She later taught herself to
swim in the College pool, and then
began taking writing classes through the
She still remembers the advice she
received from Dr. Phil Billings, professor
of English, who also served as her advisor.
"He talked with me about my son's death
and said something I've never forgotten.
He told me not to let it define my life.
At the time I didn't understand how
important that information was." Seeing
people close to her who had been
destroyed by loss, she made a conscious
decision not to let that happen to her,
and set out to become an artist.
Applegate always had an interest in
art, but had never imagined that her
talents could blossom into a career. After
graduating from Drew, she attended an
art guild in Syracuse but wasn't happy
with the results, explaining that her teach-
ers trained her eye better than her hand.
She enrolled in a variety of art classes
at LVC: watercolor with Holly Brigham,
acrylic with Leslie Bowen, oil with Amy
Heinly. But the drawing and pastel classes
with Dan Massad, LVC's arnst-in-residence,
became a turning point for her. "He was
the first person who told me I was talented
and that he liked my work." This was
high praise coming from someone whose
art has found a place at the Metropolitan
Museum of Art and the Smithsonian
American Art Museum. "Dan has had the
biggest influence on my life. "Without him,
I never would have had the courage to
start this journey." In 1996, she earned an
individualized bachelor's degree in creativity:
writing and art.
Another important part of her education
was the training she received at Penland
School of Crafts in North Carolina. The
school kept coming up in conversation,
so she took it as a sign and decided to
apply. It was a huge step, but she mustered
up the courage to drive alone to North
Carolina, a trip that took over 1 1 hours
on that initial journey. She describes her
work at Penland as her equivalent of a
graduate degree. Each two-week course is
intense, about the same as a semester.
She has been going every summer since
1994, taking one to two classes at a time
in drawing, painting, printmaking,
papermaking and encaustic. She enjoys
sharing what she's learned with other
artists, inviting them into her studio or
visiting local schools and art associations.
Over the past 1 years, her work has
been part of numerous solo shows, juried
exhibitions, and invitationals. During
2003, her work appeared at the Lancaster
Art Museum, Hershey Museum,
Lancaster Galleries West in Elizabethtown,
Whitaker Center, the Doshi Gallery of
Contemporary Art of the Susquehanna
Art Museum, and the Morrison Gallery
at Penn State-Harrisburg.
"I always felt there was something
I was meant to excel at, but couldn't
imagine what that was. Now I've found
my identity," she said. "I'm the same
person, but different . . . more evolved,
more secure in my own skin." For
someone who never envisioned anything
more than just dabbling in art, her days are
now filled with discovery. "Synchronicity,
convergence, chance —
whatever it is that happens, ''^B^X
it's wonderful to experience." ^Pi"
From the very beginning,
David Lenker's goal was simple — earn
a degree. He and his identical twin
brother, Jesse, graduated together in
1940, both with bachelor's degrees in
business administration. "For my mother,
education was prime on the agenda, and
she made a lot of sacrifices for us,"
Lenker said. "She used to tell us, 'If you
think an education is expensive, try
Lenker heeded his mother's words and
made the most of his time at Lebanon
Valley. In addition to his regular schooUng,
he entered the civilian pilot training
program in his senior year. He took
ground school classes in topics such as
meteorology and aerial navigation from
Dr. Samuel O. Grimm '12, and flew
out of the former Penn Harris Airport.
On Dec. 16, 1939, he made his first solo
flight, and by May 1940, qualified for a
private pilot's license. He completed his
first cross-country flight at the same time
as John Lynch, son of LVC President
Clyde Lynch (1932-1950), and remembers
the hoopla on their return. The Patriot-
News of Harrisburg wrote an article that
he keeps framed in his den at home. "We
were treated like two astronauts returning
After graduation, Lenker worked at
Lenkerbrook, the family dairy farm in
Dauphin County. With World War II
underway, strong feelings of patriotism
prompted Lenker to join the U.S. Army
Air Corps Reserve. He spent four months
at Bloomsburg University learning maneu-
vers and loops, and again took ground
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.vid Lenker '40 shares his life and love
art with his wife, Nancy; daughters
fargot, Lisa and Brook; and six grand-
school courses. He then spent one year
serving as a flight instructor at Penn
State University, where 4,000 aviator
cadets were hving in frat houses. He
eventually landed an assignment at the
Pentagon, working for the Counter
Intelligence Corp. handling security and
surveillance. After the seven-year stint, he
rejoined the family business until retiring
as vice president in 1 977.
Though he only opened his own
gallery. Signature Artworks in
Hummelstown, in 1989, Lenker's love of
art was always part of his life. He painted
wherever and whenever he could, often
carrying oils and a canvas with him when
he flew. He took lessons at the Art
Association of Harrisburg, and wound
up teaching there for more than 35 years
as well as serving as president of the
organization. He also shared his talents
with a number of high-profile students
from the political realm, including
former Pennsylvania Governor George
Leader, who held ofiPice from 1955—59,
and whose family still buys art from
Lenker; and Ellen Casey, wife of another
Pennsylvania governor, the late Robert
W. Casey, who, while in office, invited
Lenker and two other artists to
display their work in the Governor's
Residence. In addition, celebrities
Charlton Heston, Joan Rivers and Barry
Goldwater own his art.
Lenker's paintings depict a wide
variety of images ranging from local
landmarks, including many scenes from
the Lebanon Valley campus, to the
Arizona desert. His art also has led him
to international locales, including a visit
to Kenya where he painted the leaders of
the Massi Mara tribe. He is a signature
member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor
Society, has been active as a Rotary Club
member for some 50 years, and, in 1998
earned the College's Distinguished
"I'm not Andrew Wyeth," he said
modestly about his own ability. However,
it is an interesting fact that Wyeth's first
cousin is married to Lenker's first cousin.
Both artists sent wedding gifts of their
artwork, which hang side-by-side in the
couple's home. Lenker remains grateftd to
his family, who placed such a high priority
on education, making the necessary
sacrifices so he could have the freedom
to go wherever that training could take him.
"Having an education doesn't guarantee
being a millionaire, but there are so many
wonderfiil things you can do in life."
Mary Beth Hower is a freelance writer
from Annviiie. She is tlie former director
of media relations at Lebanon Valley
College and current advisor to the
Colleges Qutttapahilla yearbook staff.
Spring 2004 11
BY AMY GULLI
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN T. CONSOLI
I r\r\Ul I ivJNMLLY/ when students look at colleges,
their primary concerns are academic: Does this school offer my major?
What types of courses are required for graduation? Do I want a liberal arts
or career-specific education?
But when classes begin, students find they spend many more hours outside
the classrooms than in them. That is when the second set of hard decisions
begins: Do I join clubs? Do I volunteer? Do I work?
At Lebanon Valley College, there are so many activities and opportunities
for students beyond the classroom, that making those decisions is tough.
For the following five Valley students, their time outside the classroom
has contributed as much to their educations as their time within it.
In the six years since Chi Lan Ngoc
Trinh '06 moved from Vietnam to
the United States, she has gone from
speaking no EngUsh to teaching others struggHng
through the same experience.
Trinh was 1 3 years old when her father, who works
for the U.S. Army, moved the family to Harrisburg for
his new job.
"It was really tough," recalled the biochemistry
major. "Nobody in my family spoke English."
Trinh began taking English-as-a-second-language
classes through Harrisburg's Migrant Education
Program, but struggled because her teacher did not
speak Vietnamese. From June through August 1998,
Trinh was terrified every time her teacher spoke
because she could not understand anything.
But by the end of August, Trinh began figuring out
how her adopted language worked.
"After three months, I think somehow it just got
Chi Lan Ngoc Trinh '06 seflessly helps others
learn her adopted language, English.
through, and I understood it a little bit," she explained.
"When Trinh started her freshman year of high
school, a program tutor came to her house.
"It was great to have somebody help me with
homework," she said.
By the next summer, Trinh was so fluent that she
was asked to help teach program courses and become a
Spring 2004 13
"They wanted people who spoke two languages, so
they trained me to help the teacher," she said. "And I
started going around to people's houses and helping
them. I do what they did for me.
"It feels great because I was in that position, that
situation, before, so I know how people feel when they
don't speak English. They worry about everything,"
During her senior year, Trinh was accepted to all
five colleges where she applied. But it was her visit to
LVC's campus that made her final decision easy.
"The first time I looked at the campus, I think I
just fell in love with it," she said. "I said, 'Yeah, this is
the place I want to go.'"
As a commuter student, Trinh has had to learn how
to switch quickly between languages and cultures. At
home, she speaks solely Vietnamese with her parents,
who are not yet bilingual. On campus, she speaks only
English. And to her students, she speaks a mixture of
Vietnamese and English.
"My parents think I understand everything," she
said with a laugh. "There are many words that I don't
really know, and they ask me to explain things in real
detail, and I really don't know how — yet!"
Trinh plans to use her biochemistry major for either
medicine or forensic science. Because she spends so
much time working with scientific terms, she has
discovered an unexpected challenge.
"Now, I am just thinking in English," she said.
"I can understand the words in English, but I can't
translate them into Vietnamese."
And despite her already-busy schedule, Trinh makes
sure she takes the time to help kids learn that they,
too, can become fluent in English.
"It is something that I really love to do, " she
exclaimed. "It is great to help somebody understand more."
One semester in England wasn't
enough to satisfy the curiosity of Anne Small '03.
"I have always been adventurous and done different
things," explained Small. "So I studied abroad for a
semester, came back to LVC for a semester, then went
back for the summer."
When Small first went to London in the fall of
2002, she took three classes at Anglia Polytechnic in
"It's one of the best opportunities that LVC has,"
Small said of studying abroad. "It really forces you to
find out who you are."
What Small found out about herself was that she
wanted to spend more time in jolly old England. So
the music performance and English literature double
major spent last summer waiting tables at the Pickerel
Inn, a 600-year-old pub that boasts that it is the oldest
operating tavern in Cambridge.
"I learned so much more than I would have learned
waiting tables here," she said. "Living there, you get to
see the intimate side of another hfe."
Diuring her stay. Small also foimd she could combine
her two loves — language and music.
Anne Small '03 has become a true Anglopb
since studying abroad during her junior ye/t
"I did spend a lot of time in museums and the-
aters," she said. "And I was able to live on the grounds
of Anglia Polytechnic. The dining hall, which has a
huge baby grand piano, looked like something from
Harry Potter. To be able to play in this huge space on
this great instrument was perfect."
The Shippensburg native is currently teaching
piano lessons and finishing an internship in Hershey
while she decides on graduate school. But she's most
animated and excited when she talks about her time
"It's like walking through postcards or fairy tales,"
she said. "You can't get an experience like that in the
14 The Valley
Dave Ingalls '04 turned a chance encounter into a four-year
quest for excellence.
TAE KWON DO
Dave Ingalis '04 knew that when
; he came to LVC he would be improv-
ing his mind. He didn't know that he
would also be improving his body,
music education major, Ingalls is the first student
in LVC history to begin his fireshman year with no Tae
Kwon Do experience and to earn a black belt in the
Korean martial art before graduating.
Ingalls' journey began in October of his freshman
"I always had an interest in it," noted Ingalls. "I saw
Dr. David Lyons and his family over in Arnold Sports
Center one day practicing, and I asked a woman at the
desk who they were.
"A month later, the Lyons family had a demonstration.
I went and was amazed at what they did. I was hooked
from the first day of class."
A high school athlete from Seaford, Del., Ingalls
knew he enjoyed getting a good workout.
"I just love going to the brink of exhaustion and
then the feeling you get after that," he said. "It was a
challenge, too, because I have never been extremely
flexible. I just wanted to push my limits."
Ingalls, whose main instrument is trumpet, also
found the sport to be a way to unwind.
"For me, it was a release," he added. "Being a music
education major, everything revolves around practicing
and getting better. I could go to the Tae Kwon Do
room and get a good workout. It was something totally
Though it was different, Ingalls discovered he could
incorporate the lessons of the ancient art into his
"There's such a sense of accomplishment with
everything you do in Tae Kwon Do" he said. "And I
think discipline is a big part of that. Life requires
patience, as does Tae Kwon Do. It is not one of those
things where you walk in, learn a new technique, and
do it perfectly.
"The black belt was a goal for me," he continued.
"It's a goal that you set, work toward, and persevere
throueh until you earn it."
Freddie Long '05 writes songs
to help others cope.
HAS ONLY JUST BEGUN
Freddie Long '05 was trying to
calm the graduation fears of his mother
and his high school classmates when he
wrote those lyrics. Less than two years
later, while a freshman at LVC, that song,
"It's Only Just Begun," became the title
track to his first CD.
Long, a music recording technology
major, spends much of his time putting his life to music.
"I try to draw on my own experiences, my own
takes on life," the Maryland native explained.
"Everyone has their own perspective on life. And
maybe, hopefully, somebody else can relate to it."
A pianist. Long was drawn to music in middle
school. By his junior year, he decided to create his own
songs and soon wrote the music and lyrics to "It's Only
"That is sort of how the whole solo-songwriter
thing began for me," he said. "I tried to look at the
positive aspects of high school ending. I wanted to
perform the song at graduation."
But when Long was told that would not happen, he
recorded the song with just piano and vocals and sent
it to a local radio station near his home in Ijamsville,
Md., which began playing the tune regularly.
"They apparendy received a lot of calls the first time
ged and left behind,
I see you, I see me, and I see the story unwind.
Uemmes, our precious souvenirs,
of our Joy and our laughter, our anger and our tears.
-IT'S ONLY JUST BEGUN
they aired the song," Long recalled. "Something that
started just as a song I wanted to play for graduation
snowballed into this."
Though Long writes mosdy about his own experiences,
he also uses his musical abilities for charity. For example,
he has organized a holiday concert on campus for three
years to raise money and toys for Toys for Tots.
He also volunteered to write a song for a national
foundation, Songs of Love, that provides individualized
songs for critically or terminally ill children. Long's
recipient was a 5-year-old boy who suffers recurrent
"They send you a profile of a kid — his interests, his
hobbies — and you take the profile and try to write a
happy song for them," Long said. "It was a lot of fiin
to write a song for that kid, knowing he would be
listening to it."
While music provides him the chance to help others,
it also provides him a way to make money. Long performs
evening shows around the Harrisburg area, something
he would like to do when he graduates.
"I would definitely like to pursue writing and
performing as much as I possibly can," he said.
"That is the goal — ^just trying to make a living
doing something I love to do."
16 The Valley
Oscar Kromah '07 persuaded his
mother to move from Africa to the
United States two years ago so that he
could receive an American education — and he has
found exacdy what he was looking for at Lebanon
Moving from Liberia to York, Pa., when he was 18
may sound difficult, but Kromah had little trouble
adjusting because his adopted town was very similar to
"I didn't have any language troubles. EngUsh is what
I have been speaking all my life," he said. "And the area
was almost the same. I grew up in the city, so this is
something that wasn't too different for me."
Kromah and his mother chose to live in York to be
close to relatives, he said. He immediately began
attending high school, but he discovered he would have
to repeat his senior year because he did not qualify to
graduate on time.
During that second year, Kromah applied to several
colleges and universities, including Penn State. But it
was the opportunities at Lebanon Valley College that
"My high-school counselor recommended LVC," he
said. "I came and saw it, and I pretty much liked it. It's
not too big, and you can move around easily."
The 20-year-old freshman has chosen a unique double
major — chemistry and philosophy — that he plans to
use toward a medical degree.
"In the 10th grade in Africa, we do a lot of chemistry,"
he said. "I did very well in chemistry and many people
recommended that I follow up on that as a career."
The philosophy half of his major reflects a more
personal side, Kromah noted.
"Philosophy is just something that is part of me.
Sometimes, you just study something for yourself, not
for any other reason," he added.
And Kromah remains glad he moved thousands of
miles from his homeland to receive an American education.
"So far, it is what I expected," he said. "I'm happy."
Oscar Kromah's '07 unique double major exemplifies a true
love for learning.
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class news & notes
a LVC alumna, a current LVC parent and LVC's regis-
trar have in common? Nothing, until a class ring and a series of coinci-
dences recently brought the three together.
On her last day of college 15 years ago, Melissa Andrews Yannerella '89
removed her class ring as she packed in Mary Green Hall. Yannerella and
her roommate saw the ring fall and even saw the direction it bounced, but
then the ring disappeared.
"We tore the room apart for an hour and a half but never found the
ring," Yannerella remembered.
Yannerella's parents were separated, and her mother had saved so
Yannerella could get her ring. "She was upset, and I was upset," Yannerella
said. "Lebanon Valley was a very special place, and the ring reminded me
of all the memories."
Fast forward to August 2003, to Biglerville Laundry Center, six miles
north of Gettysburg, when owner Laurie Hess P'05 discovered a ring while
routinely cleaning lint traps.
"I set it in the bacl< room and didn't think about it," Hess explained.
"About two weeks later, I knocked the jar with the ring off the table." A closer
inspection revealed that the ring was a LVC class ring.
"I was stunned," Hess said. Strangely enough, her daughter, Amanda
Goulden '05, is a student worker in the registrar's office at Lebanon Valley,
so Hess contacted Registrar Karen Best.
In the e-mail Best received, Hess said the ring was inscribed with the
year 1989, a B.A. distinction and the initials MJA. Using her alumni directory,
Best provided Hess with the name of Melissa Jean Andrews Yannerella.
Upon hearing the news, Yannerella, who now teaches fourth grade in
New Jersey, thought, "That couldn't be. There's no way someone would find
it." But sure enough, the ring was Yannerella's, and Hess soon mailed it to her.
"I've never been to that laundromat," Yannerella said, "but however it got
there, it was still in excellent condition, just like when I lost it."
"I wear it all the time now, and I've told so many people this story."
Hess said, "It was so neat to be involved in this, and I was happy I could
"I'm so thankful she made the effort to get the ring back to me,"
Yannerella said. "If it was going to be anyone who did this, I'm not surprised
it was someone connected with Lebanon Valley. I made my best friends
there, and the College was my family."
Lisa Landis '04 is an English communications major and political
science minor. She is a co-editor of La Vie Collegienne and held the
school record in the triple jump for indoor track.
Editor's Notes: In light of the Arts &
Entertainment feature, several additional
classmates are listed in a special
place on the LVC web site. Please
visit www.lvc.edu/alumni to see more
performers and entertainers.
In response to "The Sporting Life" article
in the fall 2003 issue of The Valley,
Cliarles Burkhardt '64 notified us that
former LVC student Henry Homan '24
played for the Frankford Yellowjackets of
the NFL from 1925 to 1930 where he
was the team quarterback in the 1926
NFL championships. He also told us
that Roy Lechthaler '32 played four
games at guard for the 1933 Eagles
and Ken Longenecl<er '60 saw action
for the 1960 Pittsburgh Steelers. He
also believes that Was MacMillan '64
had a free agent tryout with the
Vikings. If you can add to this list,
please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
so that we can update our records.
NOTE: All locations are in Pennsylvania
unless otherwise noted.
Since his retirement, Samuel D. Ulrich,
M.D., '33 enjoys "loafing and recycling
mail appealing for money. "
On June 7, 2003, Irma Keiffer Shearer '36
and Daniel L. Shearer '38, H'65 celebrated
their 64th wedding anniversary.
Correction: Lena Risser Mitchell '38
and her husband, Bill, live in a retirement
community in Lititz.
Enjoying her retirement, Fredericka
Laucks Albert '42 swims, walks, reads and
plays bridge. However, her favorite activity
is receiving phone calls from enthusiastic
Dr. Doris Smith Watson '43 introduced
handbells to Brick Presbyterian Church in
New York City. This past March, Doris
celebrated the 50th anniversary of having
directed the church's first handbell festival.
In October 2003, Dr. Dorothy Landis
Gray '44 presented four opera lectures for
the Vistas Program at Covenant United
Methodist Church in Lebanon. Dorothy
also occasionally plays piano at the Allen
Theatre and MJ s Coffeehouse in Annville.
1 8 The Valley
Bruce C. Souders '44 was a member of the
editorial committee for the Poetry Society
of Virginia's 80th Anniversary Anthology of
Members' Poems released in the spring of 2003.
Dr. Elizabeth Kreiser Weisburger '44,
H'89 was the first recipient of the William
Wagner Award of the American Conference
of Governmental Industrial Hygienists at a
recent meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Jean Garland Woloshyn '44 retired at the
age of 80 from the Big Bear Presbyterian
Church in California, where she was the
director of music, director of choir, and
Elizabeth Reiff Marino '46 is "still going
strong." She is active in three symphony
orchestras, three string quartets and two
musical societies in California.
Chambersburg named Wayne L. Mowrey
'47 the Donald "Mike" Waters Citizen of
the Year at a recent Borough Coimcil meeting.
The award recognizes "those people who
have contributed the most to the community
through volunteer efforts." Wayne credits his
time spent at LVC for laying the foundation
for his "dedication and the importance of
volunteerism and giving one's self to the
community where you are a resident."
Wayne is the husband of Jane Klucker
Wesley R. Kreiser '49 and his wife, A.
Louise, have moved into a retirement
community where they continue to enjoy
gardening and bird watching.
Margaret Fake Anders is traveling in her
Roadtrek van and "enjoying old age."
A. Fay Hall Edwards '51 and Paul F.
Edwards '52 are retired and spend their
summers in Pennsylvania and their winters
in North Carolina.
Dorothy Bontreger Macut '52 and Dr. S.
Sava Macut '52 recently celebrated their
50th wedding anniversary. Dorothy is a
homemaker and Sava is a retired physician.
After 37 years, Edward H. Walton '53
retired as an administrator at the University of
Bridgeport in Conneaicut. He is continuing
with his baseball research and writing.
Retired teacher Marcia Shirley Lavorini '58
stays actively involved in her community as
the family nurture chairperson for Habitat
for Humanity of the Eastern Panhandle,
president of the Martinsburg, W.Va.,
Optimist Club, and a homebound teacher
for Berkeley County.
Dr. Ralph H. Lutz '58 is director of Faith
Prayer Partners in Pottsville.
In September 2003, Dr. Ned D. Heindel
'59 addressed members of the Summit Area
Old Guard in New Providence, N.J.,
regarding medical and lay practices of the
Linda Shirey Huber '59, freelance performer
and autoharp teacher, introduced the "Harp
in the Park" series to the community of
Hanover over four years ago. It has since
grown from six smdents to around 30 students.
Linda teaches the eight-week summer
course at a state park located near Hanover.
Brenda Funk '60 married James Pierson in
June of 2003.
Founder and conductor of the Tacoma
(Wash.) Concert Band, Robert C. Musser
'60 is a guest conductor throughout the
United States, Canada, China, Russia and
Aglaia Stephanis Ahmed '62 has retired
and moved to Buda, Texas.
DR. JOHN HINSHAW, associate
professor of history, is compiling a
"Best of Central Pennsylvania" list for
new faculty and staff who move to
the area each fall. He would welcome
additions from LVC alumni and friends.
The list will cover the Lebanon-
Harrisburg-Lancaster area and will
highlight anything from the best place
to buy a certain food product to the
best local carpenter — anything that a
new resident would need to know.
Please e-mail your suggestions to
Jeanne Vowler Fry '62 is a secretary/recep-
tionist for the Central Bucks School District
After more than 37 years working in college
counseling, George J. HUtner III '62
retired from Suffolk County Community
College on Long Island, N.Y. He is the
owner of Reader Friendly Enterprises, a
copywriting, copyediting and proofreading
business, as well as a part-time organist and
choirmaster on Long Island.
In June 2003, the Rev. James D. Corbett
'63 retired from the United Methodist
ministry after almost 43 years of service.
In June 2002, John W. Davis '64 retired
from the Cornwall-Lebanon School District
in Lebanon, having served as the aquatics
director and head swim coach for 35 years.
In honor of his service to the swimming
program, the district renamed its pool the
John W Davis Natatorium.
After 35 years as a music teacher, James L.
Dunn '64 retired from the Susquehanna
Township School District in Harrisburg. He
continues as a part-time faculty member at
Dickinson College in Carlisle.
After 3 1 years, Julie Johnston Geib '64 has
retired from teaching. She spent her first
two years teaching third grade in
Washington County, Md., and the last 29
years teaching in the West Shore School
District in New Cumberland.
In November 2003, Charles H. Martin '64
was reelected to a third term as a Bucks
County Commissioner. Charles is also a
board member of the County Commissioners
Association of Pennsylvania and SEPTA, the
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority.
Barbara Speicher Moyer '64 retired from
the East Pennsboro School District in Enola
where she taught for 3 1 years, the past 20 as
a third-grade teacher.
Dolores Mallery Neuroth '64 is a medical
technologist specializing in blood banking
at Carthage Area Hospital in New York.
Rita Blauvelt Patterson '64 is a cartographic
specialist with the Natural Resources
Conservation Service in Ames, Iowa.
Recently, Carl F. Sayers '64 and his wife,
Joan, celebrated their 40th anniversary.
Barry Reichard '65 is chief of the weapons
systems technology branch at the U.S.
Army Research Laboratory in Aberdeen
Proving Ground, Md.
Michael T. Alleman '66 is manager of
systems development for First Data
Corporation in Englewood, Colo.
Spring 2004 19
news Cr notes
Ruth Ann Smith-Matsuo '66 is director of
preventative cardiology at the University of
Utah College of Medicine in Salt Lake City.
In September 2003, Roberta Gable Reed '67
retired after 30 years as a research scientist
and laboratory director at Bassert Healthcare
in Cooperstovvn, N.Y. Currently, she is the
IRB administrator at Maricopa Integrated
Health System in Phoenix, Ariz. She and her
husband. Bill Gates, are enjoying the warm
climate of Arizona, playing lots of tennis
and learning about the Southwest.
James E. Boston, Ph.D., M.D., '68 is
practicing internal medicine in Elizabeth, N.J.
Alan P. Hague '68 recendy retired and is
writing poetry. His wife, Barbara Wert
Hague '71, is a counselor for Cathohc
Social Services in Phoenix, Ariz.
Dr. James R. Newcomer '68 was reappointed
to a five-year term as assistant superintendent
of the Quakertown School District in Bucks
After 30 years of teaching music, C. Scott
Shametzka '68 retired from C. Milton
Wright High School in Harford County, Md.
Currently, he is the interim band director at
Elizabethtown College and continues to
direct the Bel Air Community and Jazz
bands. Sandra George Sharnetzka '70,
Scott's wife, retired after teaching music for
31 years in Harford County. She continues
directing her church's adult and handbell
choirs and plays the French horn in the Bel
Air Community Band.
As business development manager for Tyco
Electronics in Harrisburg, Robert D.
Atkinson '69 coordinates new product
development for marketing, engineering and
sales for the computer, communications and
consumer electronics industries.
J. Dean Burkholder '69 is president of
Human Services Planning Systems Inc. in
Lancaster. He authored A Comprehensive
Dictionary of Outcome Goals/Measures for
Huynan Services Agencies and was a speaker
at the National Conference of Community
Action Agencies held recently in Anaheim,
Dr. Michael J. Campbell '69 is a piper
with the City ot Chattanooga Pipe Band in
After 34 years, William E. Campbell '69
retired as a supervisory mathematician with
the U.S. Navy.
Norman W. Fogg Jr. '69 retired from the
New York State Department of Health and
is now a consumer safety officer with the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration in
Rockville, Md. He is married to Barbara
Andrews Fogg '71.
In June 2003, Nancy Robinson Learning
'69 was promoted to CEO of Tufts Health
Plan in Waltham, Mass.
Joanne Cestone McHugh '69 retired from
teaching at East Hanover Township School
in New Jersey.
Joan M. Schmehl '69 is a member of the
board of directors for the Lehigh Valley
affiliate of the National Alliance for the
Mentally 111. She provides weekly volunteer
phone support, writes for the newsletter,
serves on the consumer advisory board, and
facilitates several educational program series
including Peer to Peer and a series for
John W. Bitner '70 was appointed a
member of the American Bankers
Association Economics Advisory
Committee. In January 2004, John met
with the Federal Board of Governors and
members of the President's Council of
Economic Advisors and National Economic
Council in Washington, D.C.
Charles J. DeBoeser Jr. '70 is the organist
and choir director for Friedens Lutheran
Church in Bernville.
J. Michael "Joe" Meyers, Ph.D., '70 is
listed in Who's Who in America 2004. An
adjunct assistant professor at the University
of Georgia, Joe is a wildlife biologist for the
U.S. Geological Survey Patuxent Wildlife
Research Center in Athens, Ga.
Greg M. Thomas '70 is executive director
of Alliance International LLC in Fort
Wayne, Ind. He is on the board of directors
of CSA Group, an international certification
and testing company headquartered in
The Camp Hill Presbyterian Church recendy
honored David H. Binkley '71 for his 30
years of service as the church's organist
and choirmaster. Members of the church
commissioned Dr. Robert C. Lau '65 to
compose a special anthem to honor the
occasion. Rejoice, the Lord is King made its
surprise premier during the worship service
on June 29, 2003.
In December 2003, Sue E. Bowman '72
and her family were recognized for having a
"century farm," a farm that has been in the
same family for over 1 00 years.
Nancy McCullough Longnecker '72
teaches graduate courses at Towson
University in Maryland. Previously, she
served for 30 years as a teacher, an assistant
principal and a principal in the Harford
County Public Schools in Maryland.
Dr. PhyUis Eberhart Meckley '72 is an
elementary principal for the Clark County
School District in Las Vegas, Nev.
In July 2003, Janet E. Smith '72, Lexi
Smith Fiore '03 and Kyla Snyder '04
attended the 50th anniversary convention of
Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service
Sorority. Janet and Lexi are past presidents
of LVC's Beta Chi chapter and Kyla is the
James P. Rebhom '73 is production
manager for Medicia Corp. in Dayton, N.J.
On August 9, 2003, Jean Gingrich '73 and
the Rev. Dennis L. Weidler were married in
Harold E. Ladd II '73 is a customer service
associate with Progress Energy in Raleigh,
June Lohmann Durham '74 is a teacher
with the Hampton Bay School District in
New York, where she is also administrator of
the summer school and enrichment programs.
Kerry L. Hamer '74 is a realtor with
Berkshire Network/GMAC Real Estate in
Mary De Loache Jennings '74 is director
of summer music scholarships for the
Philanthropies Board of Sigma Alpha Iota
professional music fraternity; repertoire and
standards chair for middle school/junior
high choirs with the Maryland and
Washington, D.C, chapter of the American
Choral Directors Association; and a guest
conductor with the Allegheny County
Middle School honors chorus in Maryland.
Joseph A. Kargol, Ph.D., '74 is senior
scientist at Hatco Corporation located in
20 The Valley
John "Jack" Pumphrey '74 is associate
administrator for Villa Maria Continuum, a
program of Catholic charities that provide
behavioral health and special education
services throughout Maryland.
Kenneth R. Hoover '75 and his wife,
Barbara McKaig Hoover '76, work for
The Harley Davidson Motor Company in
Stephanie Harclerode Brouillet '76 is a
drama/vocal teacher at Centennial Lane
Elementary School in Ellicott City, Md.
Louis "Lou" Fuller Jr. '76 is associate
director of the teacher preparation program
at Rutgers University, Camden, N.J.
The Genocidal Temptation: Auschwitz,
Hiroshima, Rwanda and Beyond, edited by
Robert S. Frey '77, was published in
January 2004 by the University Press of
America. Robert's eighth nonfiction book
"provides an integrated focus on the potential
responses to the Nazi killing programs, the
American atomic bombings in Japan, and the
Tutsi massacres in Rwanda." Vice president
of knowledge management and proposal
development for RS Information Systems Inc.
in McLean, Va., Robert also contributes articles
to numerous business-related publications
such as Corporate Corridors (Va.), Kansas
City Small Business Monthly, and Association
of Proposal Management Professionals Journal.
The Rev. John W. Green '77 is the minister
at Paxton Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg.
Charles "Chuck" Blevins, Ph.D., '78 is
director of new product development
processes at Lifescan Inc. in San Jose, Calif,
where he has been developing blood glucose
and blood coagulation products for the past
six years. Chuck was recently inducted into
the Conestoga Valley High School Athletic
Hall of Fame.
Kathleen Lazo Talaat '78 is education
manager for Community Living Alliance in
Recently, Michael F. Faherty, Esq., '79 was
elected president of Pennsylvania's Defense
Institute, the Pennsylvania association of
insurance executives and defense counsel.
He practices workers compensation and
eminent-domain law in Harrisburg.
In August 2003, Linda C. Friskey '80 and
her husband, William Vanderlinde, welcomed
their first child, Emma, into the family.
Linda has a private psychotherapy practice
in Columbia, Md.
During the past rainy summer, tmy denizens of
the campus Arboretum took aim. Their targets were shiny automobiles and
other bright structures. With an ant-slzed "pop" their cannons shot sticky
black spheres Into the air, and then, with a small "plop," the masses landed
and stuck to the finish of the cars. Adhering firmly, the black specks defied
washing and scrubbing. E-mails went out requesting help, but there was no
easy cure. College employees In administration and advancement, the most
affected groups, dubbed It the "spitting mulch." What was going on at LVC?
It was the artillery fungus firing. Artillery fungus* Is a wood-rotting fungus
in mulch that produces a button mushroom smaller than the head of a
match. The beige button Is actually a closed cup In which a sticky packet of
reproductive spores forms. When the spores mature the button opens like a
flower. Inside the button, cells take up water until the pressure Is sufficient
to eject the spore mass. Spores can be shot as high as 6 feet and as far as
20 feet. That Is certainly an Impressive range for a structure only 1/10 of an
inch In diameter.
The bad news for cars or buildings nearby is that the fungus can aim. In
nature the fungus grows In sunny places, so the ability to aim the spores
into brighter spots helps the fungus grow more offspring. As far as the fungus
is concerned, the cars and buildings, especially lighter colored ones, reflect
the same sunny signal as an open spot of mulch. Leaves that are In the way can
also accumulate black specks. The fungus carries on its territorial expansion for
two to three weeks. Spores can live for 10 years.
Economic clean-up costs and the consumer aggravation from fungal
attacks have prompted many state universities' agricultural departments to
Include Information about artillery fungus on their web sites. The fungus
grows in wood mulch, which, because more mulch Is being used. Is the reason
for Its Increased occurrence. Pennsylvania State University researchers have
studied the conditions for growth and sought ways to prevent or remove the
fungus from human habitats. Known solutions are to rake the mulch to dry
the immature fungus; to use bark mulch, which seems to be less hospitable
to the artillery fungus than wood mulch; to dig out or cover old mulch with
new, as LVC's grounds crew did this summer; and the solution used by LVC's
administrative staff: don't park near mulch. Ants might move mountains, but
the Arboretum's tiny artillery can make cars go away.
P *Sphaerobolus stellatus
Dr. Susan Verhoek is a professor of biology at Lebanon Valley College.
Spring 2004 21
class news & notes
Elyce Chadwick Reynolds '80 is a national
bank examiner in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Beverly Cooney Campbell '8 1 is vice
president of partnership marketing for CPP
North America, LLC, in Minneapohs,
Kenneth E. Dearstyne '81 is vice president
of business and finance at Lancaster
Sterling Investment Advisors, Ltd., founded
by Timothy E. Flatley '81, was recently
named to the "Philadelphia 100," the fastest
growing companies in the Philadelphia area
as determined by the Wharton School of
Recently, James G. Glasgow Jr. '81 and his
wife, Patricia, welcomed a son, James
Graham III, into their family.
John P. Shott '81 is serving his 1 4th year as
a member of the Lebanon School District
Boatd of Directors. John, a business
representative/case manager for Southcentral
Employment Corporation in Harrisburg,
also is an assistant tennis coach at Lebanon
In May 2003, the Rev. Lawrence H. Potts
'82 received a doctor of ministry degree
from Asbury Theological Seminary. His
dissertation focused on "Identifying and
Equipping Prayer Intercessors for Prayer
Evangelism at Trinity United Methodist
Church" in Merchantville, N.J., where he is
the minister. His wife, Carol Nixon Potts
'82, is an actuary with Health Partners in
Philadelphia and leads a Bible study at
In May 2003, Jud E Stauffer '82 received
his doctoral degree in workforce education
and development from Penn State
University. Jud is the diversified occupations
coordinator for the Dallastown Area School
Brian C. Trust '83 is managing director
with Conning Asset Management in
Gregory J. Goodwin '84 is a teacher and
coach at Absegami High School in
Barbara Ried Holler '84 is business analysis
manager for Eastman Kodak in Camp Hill.
In June 2003, Dr. Thomas M. Kane '84
and his wife, Patricia, welcomed their first
son, Thomas, into their family.
Lori M. Yanci '84 is a teacher at the
Brookside School in Sea Girt, N.J.
Karen Milliken Young '84 is regional
manager of people resources at Graham
Packaging Company in York.
Martin J. McCabe '85 is a mortgage
consultant for Princeton Mortgage
Corporation in Pennington, N.J.
Laurie Hittinger Elmes is a pharmacist for
Columbus Regional Hospital in Indiana.
Nancy Zerbe Meister '86 is an elementary
music teacher with the Shikellamy School
District in Sunbury.
Johnna-Claire Metz '86 enjoys life in New
York City and cruising abroad with her
Scott A. Wien '86 is the total storage
services manager for the IBM Systems
Group in Tarrytown, N.Y.
Robert E. Lamoreux '87 is a science
teacher for the Adantic City (N.J.) Public
Barbara Sbraccia Rusen '87 is a fourth-
grade teacher for the Middlesex Board of
Education in New Jersey.
Karen K. Albert '88, M'99 is a seventh-
gtade science teacher in the York Suburban
School District and an adjunct professor in
the Education Department at LVC.
22 The Valley
BY ANN HESS MYERS
ForbllCliy Wnil6 "D, being in a wheelcliair
may be physically confining, but mentally she is pursuing
goals, chasing dreams and conquering unheard of
challenges. A quadriplegic since a hang-gliding accident
in September 2001, White has adjusted not only to her
wheelchair, but also to a totally different way of life.
White no longer takes getting out of bed or getting
ready for the day's activities for granted. "Trying to do
my own hair and makeup takes awhile. As each day
goes by, I am able to do more for myself." Assisted by
a full-time aide from United Disability Services, White
has an extra set of hands to help with such things as
getting dressed, preparing meals and running
Prior to her accident. White was a third-grade teacher
in the Cornwall-Lebanon School District. She has kept
up with her teaching by tutoring students after school
and has also run the district's summer camp for grade
school students. Since reading is one of White's
specialties, she wrote a grant, received funding, and
began a reading program for the summer camp.
The support White received from fellow teachers
and students after the accident was overwhelming.
Doreen Dourte Weaber '79, a fellow teacher, organized
visits to White's room in intensive care, and her students
videotaped and recorded messages. "Since there was
always someone coming through the door, I had my
happy face on all the time. There was no down time
for me," said White.
White has numerous tools to aid her in daily living.
She has a small typing device that fits on her hand so
her fingers can glide over a computer keyboard. A set
of headphones helps her to make and receive phone
calls. Another device helps her to hold a fork so that
eating meals is easier. She is particularly thankful to
her family, who has been extremely supportive and
creative in helping her adjust to this lifestyle.
She participates in extensive physical therapy
programs at Hershey Medical Center and Good
Samaritan Hospital, and two Valley athletic staff
members designed a special program for White.
Mary Gardner, aquatics director and head swim
coach, and Rick Beard '90, M'92, director of the
Arnold Sports Center and assistant athletic director,
developed water exercise and weight training programs
to help strengthen White's upper body. According to
Gardner, "Shelly brings energy into the pool that is
contagious. One's attitude only improves while being in
Shelly's presence as she goes through her workout.
The adage 'laughter is the best medicine' rings loud
and clear during any difficult exercise encounter.
Shelly uses her sense of humor for motivation and
has many gifts that she shares with others!"
White is not slowed down by her wheelchair. In
addition to tutoring, she is taking graduate courses and
writing a children's book titled Spiny the Porcupine and
the Spinal Cord Injury. She has also developed a Power
Point presentation, "Spiny Exercises," based on the
program developed by Gardner and Beard. White plans
to return to part-time teaching this fall in the Cornwall-
Lebanon School District.
Ann Hess Myers has been LVC's director of alumni
programs since 1998. She has been a visiting
instructor in sociology at Dickinson College.
Spring 2004 23
class news & notes
By Jasmine Ammons Bucher '97
The Rev. Aupistus C. Crone 1904 graduated
100 years before his great-granddaughter
Alicia Biesecker '04, '05.
\ \ I hen I tell people
%/ %/ that I am graduat-
▼ ▼ ing exactly 100
years after my great-grandfather and
that I am the fourth consecutive
generation to attend LVC, they say, 'Wow,"' said Alicia Biesecker '04, '05. "My friends
think it's pretty cool."
It aJl started with the Rev. Augustus C. Crone 1904, a young Pennsylvania
German who didn't speak English until he was about 16. He studied for the ministry
at LVC and became a United Brethren pastor. Crone was an example of a true minister,
serving rural pastorates near and around Cumberland County and often receiving
goods rather than money for his work.
According to Crone's granddaughter, Roberta Eppley Biesecker '75, a proper
education was important to the Rev. Crone. "My mother wanted to learn German
from my grandfather," said Biesecker, "but he wouldn't teach her because he said that
what he knew was a corrupt version of German and Enghsh combined. He said that she
would be better off learning the pure language rather than the combination of the two."
Crone's daughter, Martha Crone Eppley '43, went on to do just that, studying
linguistics, French and Latin at LVC. Eppley was an excellent student and was the
only woman inducted into the Phi Alpha Epsilon honor society during her senior year.
She shared her father's dedication to proper education, teaching French, English and
Latin for nearly 40 years in the old New Cumberland and Camp HiU high schools.
They also shared a love for the people of the Valley
and the friends they made there, a trait that has
transcended all four generations. "My grandfather
and mother both returned to LVC for reunions and
alumni gatherings. Augustus even attended his 60th
reunion," said Biesecker, "and I keep in touch with
many of my friends."
For Alicia, friends and professors are what she will remember most. "I didn't
choose LVC just because of the legacy factor," said Alicia. "LVC had the programs and
small size that I was looking for, and the friendly people I met during open houses
and visits are what convinced me to come here."
Knowing so many family members attended the Valley added a certain luster to
Alicia's graduation day. "I feel a history here and know that we share an understanding
of this place," she said. "I would love it if some day my children could go here. I've
had a great time, and I'd love for them to have that same experience."
Jasmine Amnions Bucher '97 has been the college relations communications assistant
since 2001. She handles all aspects of communications for LVC's Great Expectations
Note: Alicia graduated this
spring with a degree in ele-
mentary education and will
EARN AN ADDITIONS' ricr.ncE iv
Erin Eshleman Blaine '88 is a business
analyst for Highmark Blue Shield in Camp
On November 10, 2001, Rebecca
Chamberlain '88 and Cody Krescher were
married in Huntingdon. Rebecca is
program specialist/life sharing coordinator
with Keystone Residence in Harrisburg.
Kristel Yoder Engle '88 is senior consultant
for ATR Inc. in King of Prussia.
Hyperion Solutions Corporation recently
promoted Traci Maxwell Hershberger '88
to director of consulting services. Hyperion
is a software company specializing in corporate
performance management solutions.
Owens Community College in Toledo,
Ohio, recently promoted Kimberly Burd
Minke '88 to assistant professor in their
social and behavioral sciences department.
Kim Daubert Rismiller '88 is director of
choral music at Pottsville Area High School.
Her husband, Eric Rismiller '92, is the
individualized instruction teacher at
Pottsville Area High School.
On June 26, 2003, Dawna Didden
Salldin-Boggs '88 and her husband, Eric,
welcomed a son, Michael, into their family.
Dawna is a third-grade teacher with the
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North
On October 23, 2003, Jeane Weidner
Serrian '88 and her husband, John,
welcomed their first child, Emma Janel,
into their family.
Michael Steckman '88 is a teacher at
Linden Hall, a private school for girls in
Lititz. His wife, Amber Hegi Steckman
'92, is a human resources administrator for
PAI Incorporated, a Lancaster County
non-profit organization that serves people
with developmental disabilities.
In June 2003, Karen Jones VanHouten '88
and her husband, Paul A. VanHouten '89,
welcomed a child, Abigail Mae, into their
family. Karen is a stay-at-home mom, and
Paul is a sixth-grade teacher at Wiiliamstown
Middle School in New Jersey.
Michael D. Betz '89 is senior account
executive for Nextel Partners in Harrisburg.
Amy Evans '89 is senior systems analyst for
Geisinger Health Systems in Danville.
Nadine Saada Kaylor '89, a community
member of the Swarthmore College
Balinese Gamelan Ensemble, recently
performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra
for three concerts at Philadelphia's Kimmel
Center and one performance at Carnegie
Hall in New York.
Douglas L. Nyce '89, '91, '93 is the assistant
director for the Pennsylvania Governor's
School for Teaching at Millersville
Recently, Melissa Andrews Yannerella '89
recovered her lost LVC class ring when
Laura Hess, mother ot Amanda "Mandey"
Goulden '05, found it in the lint trap of a
dryer located in a laundromat in Biglerville
(see related story, p. 18).
Eric K. Rabenold '89 is a CAT executive
with Axis U.S. Insurance in Alpharetta, Ga.
Eric manages the company's exposure to
hurricane and earthquake accumulation.
York Mayor John S. Brenner '90 was one
of four recipients of the 2003 Jaycees
Outstanding Young Pennsylvania^ Award.
On October 26, 2003, Cindy Sladek
Chimino '90 ran the Marine Corp
Marathon in Arlington, Va. She was 672nd
out of 18,000 runners with a time of
Kevin B. Dempsey '90 is president of
Philly Counseling Services Inc. in
Philadelphia and a psychologist for the New
Jersey State Prison.
John G. Loeffler Jr. '90 is director of
application development at Bank One in
On May 1 2, 2003, Christine Rissinger
Malloy '90 and her husband, Dr. John C
Malloy '90, welcomed a son, Porter James,
into their family. Porter was born only one
week after John returned from Kuwait
where he was stationed in support of
Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Paul Paulson Jr. '90 is owner of Pro Media
Inc., a project management provider for
professional audio/video systems integration.
He is also an organist at Andrew's United
Methodist Church in Cherry Hill, N.J.
Paul's wife, Kristi Cheney Paulson '87, is a
stay-at-home mom to their two children,
Amelia and Elliot.
On May 29, 2003, Elizabedii Rosser Smith
'90 and her husband, Brian C. Smith '90,
welcomed their second child, Charlotte
Margaret, into their family. Elizabeth is a
stay-at-home mom, and Brian is pursuing a
master's degree in music.
On July 28, 2003, Annette Boyles Stork
'90 and her husband, David, welcomed
their first child, Hannah Wei, into their
family. Hannah was born on November 1,
2002, in Chongging, China.
Pamela S. Vincent '90 is a cardiac MRI
research technologist at the National
Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.
Glen M. Bootay '91 is director of specialty
services for IceSolve, a division of Babcock
Services Inc., located in Palmyra.
Dawn DiDonato '91 is an independent
consultant for Partylike Gifts in Coatesville.
Brian A. Hand '91 is director of purchasing
for Cingular Wireless in Atlanta, Ga. His
wife, Rebecca Dugan Hand '92, is home
with their two children, Brian and Addison.
On June II, 2003, Chad L. McNaughton
'91 and his wife, Eileen, welcomed their
second child. Cole, into their family. Chad
is director of supply chain logistics for
Yorktowne Cabinets in York.
On June 9, 2003, Christopher D. Pope
'91 and his wife, Rebecca Avers Pope '97,
welcomed a son, Ayden Christopher, into
their family. Chris is a physics and chemistry
teacher at Milton Hershey School in
On October 10, 2003, John D. Wade '91
and his wife, Jennifer, welcomed a daughter,
Isabelle Catherine, into their family. John is
general sales manager for Faulkner
Chevrolet Olds BMW Suzuki in Lancaster.
Michelle Brailsford Ambrose '92, a clinical
psychologist, was recently promoted to the
rank of major in the United States Air
Recently, the Southern Maryland Electrical
Cooperative (SMECO) named Scott A.
Askins '92 2003 Outstanding Mathematics
Kristen L. Boeshore, Ph.D., '92 has
joined the biology department at Juniata
College in Huntingdon as an instructor in
molecular biology and neurobiology.
John C. Bowerman '92 is a marketing
relations consultant at Capital Blue Cross
Steven E. Carpenter '92 is district manager
for RadioShack Corporation in Erie. His
wife, Jennifer Mellott Carpenter '95, is a
stay-at-home mom to their two children,
Jenn and Jacob.
Podiatrist Peter J. Fodor, D.P.M., '92 was
recently offered a partnership at Lancaster
IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN BACK to the Valley for some time, you may
not be aware of all the wonderful additions. The new gymnasium, dedicated in
October of 2003, is unlike anything Lebanon Valley College has seen in the
past. Not many Division III schools can claim ownership of such a spectacular
facility. It is truly wonderful to see emphasis and attention being given to athletic
endeavors at LVC. And what is even better — the sports teams have responded
with personal bests and outstanding seasons.
Since 1976, the Valley has been recognizing outstanding athletes of the
past by nominating and inducting them into the LVC Athletic Hall of Fame. The
Hall of Fame Gallery is also unique. Sculpture-like in appearance, the plaques
of the Gallery prominently display all the inductees' names, arranged by year
To date, 141 athletes from LVC graduating classes of 1915 through 1993
have received this honor. If you have attended an Induction luncheon or dinner,
you know how special this award Is to the recipient. It is truly a moving moment
when an inductee is handed their plaque and their brief remarks inevitably
point to a moment in time during an athletic contest, or a person such as a
coach or teammate that left an indelible mark on their heart forever.
We invite anyone involved with LVC to submit names of those athletes who
left an impression on you as you watched them perform their athletic maneuvers
and bring their teams to new heights. The Hall of Fame Committee is always
receptive to new nominees and new ideas as how to best honor our outstanding
athletes of the past.
Barbara Macaw Atkinson '67, Is a member and past chair of the Hall of Fame
Committee. Please send nominations to email@example.com.
Spring 2004 25
class news & notes
Brian A. Henry '92 is art director at Ad
Post Graphics in South Park.
High Hotels Ltd. recently promoted
Gregory A. High '92 to vice president of
On December 5, 2002, Kristin Davis
HofFer '92 and her husband, Jim, welcomed
their first child, Rebecca Anne, into their
family. Kristin is a fifth-grade teacher in the
Northern Lebanon School District.
Diane Cook Musser '92 is a music specialist
for the Conrad Weiser School District in
Heidi Rauenzahn '92 and Pete Scarano
were married on July 26, 2003. Heidi is
employed by Pennsylvania American Water
Co. in Wyomissing.
Dr. Lori K. Rothermel '92 is a member
of the staff at Evangelical Community
Hospital in Lewisburg specializing in
In August 2003, Shawn T. Snavely '92
received a master's degree in information
science from Penn State University.
On December 8, 2003, Tawni Niklaus
Thomas '92 and her husband, Mark,
but that brief period of time proved to be
life changing. Black recently retired after a
27-year career as professor, now professor
emeritus, of humanities in medicine, medical
microbiology, and Immunology at Texas A&M
University. He credits LVC for teaching him '
the value of continuing education.
"I have very positive remembrances of
LVC," Black remarked. "I vifas tremendously ■
influenced by the professors. A general edu- ■
cation course I took from Dr. George Struble [E.
science, literature and music."
Dr. Struble's "eye-opening" lessons continue to motivate and Inspire Black.
He is creating a trilogy of classes for Texas A&M that vi^ill explore the role germs
have played in the arts.
"I was invited to come up with electives for medical students," he said. "I'm
looking at germs in the performing arts like in the opera La Boheme, germs In
literature, and germs in the visual arts."
As a LVC pre-med major, Black says he was surrounded by academically
sharp students and enthusiastic teachers like Dr. George Kerr for physical
chemistry. Dr. John Woodland for biology, and Dr. H. Anthony Neidig '43 who
taught a summer organic chemistry course.
"We did a whole year in eight weeks," recalled Black. "We had lecture from
7:30 to 10:30 a.m. and lab until 6 p.m. He worked curtails off. LVC opened new
doors that I didn't know were out there. One of its outstanding aspects is the
relationship between students and faculty I felt very much a part of the family"
Retirement has not slowed Black's pace. Besides his germ trilogy he is working
on a study of 17th-century science and a comprehensive history of Texas A&M's
College of Medicine. Recently he committed a portion of his estate to benefit
several of the university's programs. And, who knows, he may even make it
back to his alma mater one day to teach a course or two.
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.
welcomed their third child. Mason
Christopher, into their family. Tawni is a
stay-at-home mom to Mason and his big
sisters, Regan and Maura.
Robert L. Weaver '92 is access services
librarian at Liberty University in
Ty E. Wilhide '92 is a fifth-grade teacher
for Loudoun County Schools in Virginia.
Dr. Kristie A. Zangari '92 is a hospitalist
at the Reading Hospital and Medical
On August 2, 2003, Jennifer S. Ambrose
'93 and David Blanchard were married at
the Shawnee Country Club in Milford.
Jennifer is a senior voice technician at
On May 1, 2002, Amy Ciewell Benson
'93 and her husband, Mark E. Benson '93,
welcomed their third child, Hannah
Elizabeth, into their family. Mark is an
assistant principal at Staley Middle School
in Rome, N.Y.
Laura Shepler Dieter '93 is a chemistry
teacher for the Upper Merion Township
School District in King of Prussia.
Christopher R. Graver '93 is supply analyst
for Tyco Electronics in Middletown.
Stephen M. Hand '93 is a graduate student
at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort
On October 16, 2003, Frances James '93
hosted LVC alumni at her pub, Holahan's,
in Pottsville after they toured the Yuengling
Jeffrey L. Manning '93 and Rachel Boris
were married on October 12, 2003. Jeff is a
sales tax consultant with Innovative Sales
Tax Solutions, LLC.
In December 2003, Zoanna L. Payne '93
received a master's degree in educational
psychology, specializing in human relations,
from Northern Arizona University in
Malissa Noll Weikel '93 is a mortgage
processor with Sovereign Bank in
Michelle L. Cunningham '94 is director of
public affairs for the Metro Denver Dental
Society in Colorado.
After receiving a doctorate degree in
physiology and pharmacology from the
University of Florida, Melissa A. Fleegal,
Ph.D., '94 accepted a postdoctoral position
in the Department of Pharmacology at the
University of Arizona in Tucson to study
the effects of stroke and hypoxia on the
blood brain barrier.
26 The Valley
On September 30, 2003, Christine Berry
Gartner '94 and her husband, David V.
Gartner '94, welcomed a son, Justin
Edward, into their family.
James C. Geisel '94 is sales coordinator for
Highway Equipment & Supply in
Harrisburg. He and his wife, Bridget Lohr
Geisel '95, have two children, twins Taylor
and Clayton, born July 27, 2001.
On July 3, 2002, Michael A. Hartman '94
and his wife, J. Nicole Brooks Hartman
'96, welcomed a second child, Julia, into
their family. Michael is district sales manager
for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals. His district
includes the states of Delaware and
John E. Lauffer '94 is a substitute teacher
for the Lebanon School District.
Arthur S. Richards '94 is manager of treasury
operations for York International.
Peter J. Salvatori '94 is vice president of
sales for Northeast Casket Sales Inc. in
Mark T. Schiefer '94 is the bookkeeper/
finance director for Williston, Fla., where
he directs, organizes and coordinates the
fiscal administration of the city.
Tina M. Seitz '94 and Brian G. Beck were
married recently in Derry Presbyterian
Church in Hershey. Tina is a medical
records supervisor with Associated
Cardiologists, PC, in Harrisburg.
Crystal Bree Doyle '95 is a treatment specialist
for the Dauphin Coimty Prison in Harrisbiu'g.
Jeffrey P. Drummond '95 is strategy
development officer for the State Street
Corporation in Boston, Mass.
Anthony J. Geiss '95 is an engineer on
Engine 30 of the Indianapolis Fire
Department in Indiana.
Kent Heberlig '95 is a supervisor for Tyson
Foods in New Holland.
In addition to being a social studies teacher
and head high school football coach in the
Minersville Area School District, Patrick F.
Mason '95 is the owner of Anthracite
Fitness Inc. in Minersville.
Timothy W. Mitzel '95 is assistant principal
at Maple Avenue Middle School in the
Littlestown Area School District. Tim
received a master of education degree in
teaching curriculum and administrative
certification from Penn State University.
Michael T. Peachey '95 and his wife,
Taryn, welcomed a daughter, Sarabeth
Kellye, into their family on October 15,
BY LORI MYERS
It would not be a surprise to open up a Webster's dictionary and see a
photograph of Dr. Ann Orth '84 next to the definition for the word
"success." From her Princeton, N.J., office, she supervises over 150
employees as senior executive director of research and development for
FMC Corporation, a global company that creates and sells agricultural and
other specialty products. She is on the editorial board of a major scientific
journal, an organist and choir director for her church, and a wife and the
mother of three children all under the age of 13. She is successful at all of
it — something she would not be able to do without the lessons learned at
"The pace is intense due to the nature of the work," she remarked. "But
I don't compromise my family or spiritual life. LVC not only gave me a good
grounding in music and biology, but also gave me a strong spiritual base
and a humanitarian view on life that I bring to the workplace. I bring a lot of
compassion and respect for each staff member. I give LVC credit for nurturing
these qualities in their students."
Orth called Dr. Pierce Getz '51, professor emeritus of music, her "spiritual
guide," a professor who was nurturing and supportive while she was an
undergraduate. His high standards and attention to detail inspired Orth,
who claimed that without him she would not have been able to be her
"He traveled 100 miles to Bel Air, Md., to play the organ for my wedding
ceremony," she said. "I still listen to the tape from time to time. He is a
kind and generous person."
Orth is a pioneer, the only woman in the world who holds this type of
executive position in the agricultural business. Most times, she is the only
female sitting at the boardroom table during high-powered meetings and
she leads some of the most highly accomplished and highly published
world-class experts in the field.
"I want undergraduate women to
see that they can aspire to executive
positions," Orth said. "LVC is such a
great school. They really get people
off to a good start."
Lori Myers is a Harrisburg-base
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.
Dr. Ann Orth '84 (right)
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news c?" notes
For a NCAA Division III footbaii player, tinere are no
prospects of fat NFL contracts or miliion-dollar
endorsement deals waiting after graduation. For
Scott Marek D'06, Lebanon Valiey College's Ali-
American senior tigint end, life after graduation means more
That is because Marek will return to LVC as a fifth-year
member of the College's first doctor of physical therapy
class. As one of nine students in the pioneer class, Marek
understands the challenges that have presented themselves
on and off the gridiron during his time at the Valley.
"Being the first class, you don't have anyone to look up
to," he said, and perhaps that is why Marek values his role
as an on-field leader so much. A two-year captain, Marek
savors the opportunity he had to be a role model for his
teammates. And despite early growing pains for the physical
therapy program, he says that football and friends kept him
"It's tough — why go into your senior year and transfer to a
new school?" he asked. "You have the best years of your life
here. These are the guys you're going to remember forever."
Marek firmly believes that his work in the classroom helped
him train properly and become a better athlete in the end.
Coming to LVC in the first place wasn't such an easy decision
for Marek, though. He was heavily recruited by and ready to
go to Division l-AA Duquesne University before LVC came calling.
Marek jumped when LVC Offensive Line Coach Mike Downey
M'02 promised a starting tight end job if he could prove
himself as a player.
Marek didn't just prove himself — he set a new standard.
By the time the dust had settled, the career achievements
list was impressive. He was twice named to the MAC First
Team and once to the Second Team, racked up over 2,100
yards in receiving, and started all 40 games in his career.
"You don't get any better at this level than Scott Marek,"
noted Head Football Coach Mike Silecchia, who had the
opportunity to coach Marek for four years. "He was an
outstanding leader in the weight room, in the classroom,
and on the field."
Despite the heaps of achievements and praise, the
accomplishments Marek are most proud of are his All-
"I was at home when it all happened, over Christmas
break," he remembered. "When I saw my name on the
national ballot to make first team Ail-American, 1 was like,
'Wow!' and a glaze came over my eyes. It was overwhelming
at first." Day after day of dedicated Internet-watching
followed as Marek waited to find out if he made it. When he
did, his first reaction was to call his mother.
BY TIIVl FLYNN '05
"The first thing she said was, 'What did you do now?'" he
said laughing. The Marek family isn't exactly unaccustomed
to Ail-Americans — Scott's cousin, Corey Sheridan, won the
award as a tailback at Lycoming College in 1992 when they
made a run to the national title game. In total, Marek ended
up making three All-American teams — he was named first
team by D3football.com and Don Hansen's Weekly Football
Gazette, and second team by the College Sports Information
Marek's future will still have football, even if it isn't in the
NFL. He hopes to return to the sidelines next year as an
assistant coach for the Flying Dutchmen. He says his desire
to stay and earn his doctorate and still work with the football
team is fueled by his love of the game and one valuable lesson
he learned at LVC.
"This is the last step before reality," he said. "You can't
call it quits."
Tim Flynn '05, like Marek, is a member of the LVC
Dean's List. Flynn is an English communications
major who has served as sports director for WLVC
Radio and play-by-play announcer for men's and
women's basketball. He is also co-sports editor of La
Vie Collegienne and has covered high school football
for the Lebanon Daily News.
Scott Marek D'06
is the first football
All-American in LVC
history. He is also a
member of the first
class ofpliysical therapy
doctoral students at
28 The Valley
On May 12, 2003, Craig S. Shametzka
'96 and his wife, Rachel, welcomed a
daughter, Corinna Elizabeth, into their
family. Craig is an associate in the CGA
Law Firm in York.
Angie L. Shuler '95 and Thomas P. Maher
Jr. were married on July 18, 2003. Angie is
marketing coordinator at Rettew Associates
Inc. in Lancaster.
On May 10, 2003, Timothy J. TerreU '95
and his wife, Jen, welcomed their first child,
Justin Timothy, into their family.
On July 4, 2003, Gretchen Acomley '96
and Matthew M. Mills were married at
Lake Jean, Rickets Glen State Park, near
CWO Kirk L. Altrichter M'96 spent five
months in Kuwait while assigned to the
Marine Corps Reserve's Third Air Naval
Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO)
based in Terminal Island, Calif
On April 15, 2003, Jack C. Beidler '96
and his wife, Julie Stenger Beidler '98,
welcomed their second son, Joseph Isaac,
into their family. Jack is a social studies
teacher and head football coach at Northern
Lebanon High School in Jonestown. Julie is
a middle school language arts teacher in the
Hamburg Area School District.
Susan D. Fuchs '96 is contract analyst with
New York Life Insurance Company in New
Alan S. Futrick '96 is principal of Glenside
Elementary School in the Reading School
Kristofer A. Krause '96 is a software developer
with Component Distributors Inc. in
On May 17, 2003, Shawn M. Knunbine
'96 and Michael D. Gutekunst were married
at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in
Lebanon. Shawn is a sales representative for
Harvey Industries Inc. in Lancaster.
Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell
appointed Brent M. Ramsey '96 to the
Potomac Basin Regional Water Resources
Committee, one of six committees formed
to deal with the state's resource problems.
Brent is an environmental scientist with
Gannett Fleming in Chambersburg.
JoRae "Jodie" Rutt '96 is executive director
of the Humane League of Lancaster.
In May 2003, Janell Heffner Schaak,
Ph.D., '96 received a doctorate degree in
integrated biosciences with a concentration
in chemical biology from Penn State
University. She is conducting postdoctoral
research in the Department of Chemistry at
Texas A&M University in College Station.
Jason J. Schibinger '96 is an attorney with
Buzgon Davis Law Offices in Lebanon.
Jill C. Schreiber '96 is a teacher in the
Perkiomen Valley School District in
On May 10, 2003, Tonya M. Showers '96
and Steven C. Smith were married at St.
Mark's United Methodist Chutch in Mt.
Joy. Tonya is accounting supervisor at
Amerimax Home Products Inc. in
Brian T. Stover '96 is product specialist for
Siebel Systems in Short Hills, N.J.
Kimberly Romania Tozzi '96 is a teacher
in the Gold Creek School District in
Ryan J. Bevitz '97 is sports editor of The
Portervilte Recorder in California.
FOR SEVEN YEARS, Ronald E. Poorman '69 and Thomas G.
Hostetter '70 asked Dr. Pierce A. Getz '51, then director of the LVC concert
choir, to form an alumni ensemble. Year after year, he declined due to his
busy schedule. Eventually he gave in to their pressure. Thanks to the persistence
of these two graduates, the Lebanon Valley College Alumni Chorale will be
celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
"I finally decided to carve out some time," said Getz. "So in the spring of
1978, I was ready for them." That summer, auditions w/ere held, and practices
began in the fall, just in time for the first concert
in December of that same year.
Since then, the Chorale has performed
throughout central Pennsylvania, Maryland and
Delaware. Notable concerts have been performed
at the Lincoln Center in New York City, and in
the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.
Over the past 25 years, the Chorale has been
invited six times to be guest performers with
the Harrisburg Symphony. Music recorded on
the chorale's two CDs can be heard frequently on
WITF's Music Box, airing on Sunday evenings on
FM 89.5. The CDs may be purchased in the
"We enjoy ourselves immensely," said Getz.
"We try to live up to the standards set in our mission statement — to provide
chorale music at the highest standard and at as excellent a level of performance
as possible. We want to be spiritually stimulating."
In celebration of their 25th anniversary, members of the Alumni Chorale
have commissioned a score in Getz's honor from nationally known composer
Stephen Paulus. The composition, "Psalm 96," is a paraphrase of Psalm 96
that was written by Mary Sidney Herbert in the 16th century. The piece will
be performed as part of the Chorale's "Sounds of Jubilee" concert.
Fellow alumni will have the opportunity to hear the Chorale's anniversary
concert during LVC's alumni weekend. They will be performing on June 13,
2004, at 8 p.m. in Lutz Hall of the Blair Music Center.
Maria Snyder is a freelance writer and novelist from Elizabethtown.
She has been published in Harrisburg Magazine and Senior News, and
her fantasy novel, Poison Study, will be released in 2005. _,
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class news & notes
J.D. BYERS '05 of the men's
basketball team and JENNIFER
NORTHCOTT '05 of the women's
basketball team have been
named to their respective
CoSIDA Academic All-District
II College Division Teams.
Byers was selected for the
Men's Basketball First Team, making him eligible
for the national ballot, while Northcott was selected
for the Women's Basketball Third Team. LVC was the
only school in the 16-member Middle Atlantic Conference
(MAC) to have a player named to both teams.
Byers, of Westminster, Md., and Northcott, of Horsham, Pa.,
join Steve Hoist '01 and Serenity Roos '00 as the third
and fourth basketball Dutchmen to earn Academic All-District honors. Horst
went on to become a CoSIDA Academic AlkAmerican in 2001.
Both Byers and Northcott are three-year starters who served as co-captains
this past season, and have led their respective teams to the MAC playoffs in
each of their three seasons at the Valley.
Byers competes as a member of the LVC golf team, averaging a 78.5 his
freshman year. A business major, he has received the Achievement Scholarship
Award in business administration, and has been named to the dean's list every
Northcott tutors for Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, and is
a volunteer coach for U-12 soccer teams. The psychology
major also performs community service with her
The members of the College Sports
Information Directors of America (CoSIDA)
select the CoSIDA Academic All-District
The District II College Division
consists of all non-NCAA Division I
colleges and universities in New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, West
Virginia and the District of Columbia.
. M* J \^^^^^ To be nominated for the CoSIDA
jr " ^^^^^r Academic All-America program, a student-
^ifp ^^r athlete must be at least a sophomore with
4 4Gn ij^ vV^ a 3.2 or higher cumulative grade-point average
^^-^^ i '- '^^^n and be a starter or significant reserve.
Editor's Note: Byers was later named a member
of the CoSIDA Academic All-America College
Division Men's Basketball Third Team.
By Braden Snyder '00, LVC sports
Jennifer Northcott '05 was named to the
Academic All-District Third Team.
On October 16, 2003, Melissa Blouch
Hooper '97 and her husband, Yuri,
welcomed a daughter, Isabella, into their
Stephen C. Jayne '97 is outside sales repre-
sentative for Graybill Electric in Harrisburg.
On April 30, 2003, Cathleen Damms
Ketterer '97 and her husband, Kenneth,
welcomed a second daughter, Ann-Margaret
Elizabeth, into their family. Cathleen is an
elementary general music/choral teacher in
the West Shore School District.
Matthew J. Kujovsky '97 is the head
football coach at Burr and Burton Academy
in Manchester, Vt., where he teaches
On October 12, 2002, Shelly M. Levan
'97 and Darryl G. Kraatz were married at
St. Luke's Church in Shoemakersville.
Shelly is employed by the Social Security
Administration in Lebanon.
Kimberly A. Leister '97 is senior technical
recruiter for Hudson Highland Group in
On September 14, 2003, Tenneil Daniels
Moody '97 and her husband, Joshua,
welcomed a son, Charles Hunter, into their
Natalie Hope MacDonald '97, senior
editor oi E-Gear Magazine, is an end-page
illustrator for Philadelphia Magazine. She
is a regularly featured writer for Inside
Entertainment, a Toronto-based pop-culture
publication, and writes reviews for Pop
Matters, an international arts journal.
Ryan I. McKinley '97 is direaor of operations
and sales at the Heritage Hills Golf Resort
and Conference Center in York.
Aimee Padula Mulch '97 is a microbiologist
with Monsanto in Augusta, Ga.
On June 28, 2003, Katoora L. Patches '97
and Michael A. Rohrer were married at the
Jonestown Bible Church. JoAnn R.
Ponessa '97 was the maid of honor.
Katoora is a high school English teacher in
the Elizabethtown Area School District.
On June 28, 2003, Christopher Plummer
'97 and Eileen Rossman '97 were married
in Squaw Creek Valley, Calif. Christopher is
strategic marketing manager for Caesar's
Resort and Casino in State Line, Nev.
Eileen is an elementary teacher in Douglas
Dawn M. Redensky '97 is a pre-sentence
investigator and alcohol safe driving program
coordinator for the Lebanon County Adult
30 The Valley
Casey A, Reed '97 is a counselor/ teacher
with the Glen Mills Schools in
Scott A. Root '97 is the music department
chair at Lebanon Catholic School, where he
teaches general music to students in grades
six through 12 and directs the school's
spring musical. Scott is also the musical
director at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in
Cornwall and visual and brass technician
for the New York Skyliners Drum and
Bugle Corps. His wife, Shannon Jarmol
Root '98, is the elementary music director
at Lebanon Catholic School where she
teaches general, choral and instrumental
music to students in kindergarten through
eighth grades. Shannon is also the organist
at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church.
Wayne Sallurday Jr. '97 is a consultant
with Microsoft Corporation in Redmond,
Robert Searfoss '97 is a teacher and
football coach in the Marlboro County
School District in South Carolina.
Tammy L. Steele '97 is senior buyer/planner
for Playtex Products Inc. in Dover, Del.
On January 1 , 2003, David W. Wright '97
and his wife, Greta Snyder Wright '97
welcomed their first child, Tanner Joshua,
into their family. David is in his sixth year
teaching 12th-grade English at East
Pennsboro High School, and Greta is the
itinerate music teacher for the Capital Area
Intermediate Unit in Summerdale.
On August 3, 2003, Christopher D.
Ziegenfuss '97 and his wife, Nancy Seidel
Ziegenfuss '97, welcomed their first child,
Preston Christopher, into their family.
Christopher is an associate scientist for
M-Scan Inc. in West Chester and Nancy
is a stay-at-home mom.
Kathryn Clark '98 is a property manager
for Aspen Square Management in Vernon,
On September 14, 2003, Jason H. Drayer
'98 and his wife, Jill Flemming Drayer '99,
welcomed a daughter, Skylar, into their family.
On August 21, 2003, Nathan J.
Greenawalt '98, M'02 and his wife,
Angela, welcomed a son, Andrew Nathan,
into their family. Nathan is the son of Susie
Greenawalt, LVC's assistant for graduate
studies and continuing education.
On July 20, 2002, Brooke Anderson '98
and Ken Jones were married in Havre de
Grace, Md. Members of the wedding party
included Melissa Adam Crotty '98,
Christina Mellick '99 and Elizabeth Pond
Michelle Y. Luecker '98 is human
resources manager for Barclay Friends, a
residential and assisted-living facility in
Melissa Patterson '98 is a third-grade
teacher in the Souderton Area School
Company Commander James Pete '98
recently returned from a deployment to
Afghanistan with the U.S. Army.
Tanya L. Sangrey '98 is a support coordinator
for the Lancaster County MH/MR's Early
Jennifer L. Smith '98 and Torre Ruth were
married in November 2003. Jennifer is a
pediatrics physician with the Penn State
College of Medicine in Hershey.
On September 13, 2003, Erica L. Unger
'98 and Lance M. Westerhoff '98 were
married in LVC's Miller Chapel. Trent
Snyder '96 served as best man.
Matthew D. Wary '98 is minister of music
at Good Shepherd United Church of Christ
On July 12, 2003, Michael G. Weist II '98
and Marcia J. Reed '00 were married at
LVC's Miller Chapel. Members of the
wedding party included Amanda Ott
Templeton '00, Carrie Fetterman '00,
Melissa Zinn '00 and Christopher Pugh
'99. Michael is a fourth-grade teacher and
Marcia is a third-grade teacher for the
Upper Deerfield Board of Education in
In December 2003, Jeremy D. Wdson '98
received a master's degree in public adminis-
tration from Shippensburg University. He is
a single-family housing specialist with
USDA Rural Development in Harrisburg.
On November 14, 2003, Arianne Zeck '98
and Gary P. Chemich Jr. '02 were married
at Sandals Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Arianne is assistant marketing director for
Park City Center in Lancaster. Gary is a
software engineer at EDS Inc. in Camp
Christopher E. Albright '99, sports editor
of the Upper Dauphin Sentinel in
Millersburg, is listed in 2004-2005 Who's
Who in Executives and Professionals.
Joanne L. Altrath '99 and Timothy
Jesiolowski were married on June 28, 2003.
Joanne, marketing coordinator for Skelly
and Loy Inc. in Harrisburg, is the vice
president of membership for the Harrisburg
chapter of the International Association of
Michael E. Bastian II '99 and Kristin L.
Rager '99 were married on October 1 1 ,
2003. Michael is wholesale and route sales
representative for Bastian Tire Sales Inc. in
Williamsport. Kristin is a school psychologist
with the South Williamsport Area School
Dalinda Knauth Bohr '99 recently
received the Pennsylvania/Delaware String
Teachers Association Outstanding New
String Teacher award.
On June 1, 2003, Mark E Cohen '99
received a doctor of osteopathic medicine
degree from the Philadelphia College of
Osteopathic Medicine. He is an intern at
Community Hospital of Lancaster.
On October 22, 2003, Heather S. Draper
'99, a graduate assistant at Kutztown
University, spoke to LVC students about the
graduate school application process during
Reality 101: Life After the Valley, the first in
a new series of campus seminars.
Monica A. Eitzgerald '99 and Dr. M.
Joshua Shellenberger '99 were married on
July 6, 2003, in LVC's Miller Chapel.
Monica is a teacher in the Pequea Valley
School District. Joshua, a 2003 graduate of
the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic
Medicine, is doing his residency in internal
medicine at Geisinger Medical Center in
On October 4, 2003, Alicia M. Harvath
'99 and Donald L. Flory were married at
the First United Methodist Church of
Hershey. Members of the wedding parry
included Alicia Fioravanti '99, Jessica
Bostdorf '99, Jennifer Methner '99,
Carrie Fetterman '00, Corrie Litdeton
Bailey '99 and Meghan Rouse Young '99.
Alicia is fiscal technician for the
Pennsylvania Health Care Cost
Containment Council in Harrisburg.
George E. Lagonis '99 is a supply planning
analyst with Hershey Foods Corporation in
In June 2003, J. Lee Madden Jr. '99 passed
the Level 1 Chartered Financial Analyst
exam and is now internal marketing consultant
with Lincoln Financial Distributors in
Karlin Schroeder Mbah '99, a Peace Corps
volunteer in Cameroon from 2001-2003, is
a substance abuse coimselor for Greenwich
House Inc. in New York City.
Justin P. McMaster '99 is senior operations
analyst with the Keebler Company in
Spring 2004 31
class news & notes
Christina A. Mellick '99 is a general
music, choral and band teacher at Amelia
Public Elementary School in Virginia.
Lori M. Moyer '99 is a senior airman at
the Northeast Counterdrug Training Center
at Fort Indiantown Gap in Annville.
Stephen A. Raab '99 is general manager of
Blinds to Go Inc. in Wyomissing.
On May 31, 2003, Meghan J. Rouse '99
and Winfield R. Young '99 were married at
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lebanon.
Meghan is a second-grade teacher in the
Northern Lebanon School District.
Winfield is an investment consultant with
Charles Schwab & Co. in Valley Forge.
Kenneth D. Schwebel M'99 and Kristi L.
Emerick were married recently. Kenneth is
controller for Witmer & McCoy in Mt. Joy.
In May 2002, Cory W. Thornton '99
received a master's degree in communication
studies from Shippensburg University. He is
now assistant sports information director at
Washington and Lee University in
Lisa Wenrich '99 is research associate for
Isis Pharmaceuticals in Carlsbad, Calif
James Zerfing '99 is pursuing a master's
degree at Bethany Seminary Ln Richmond, Ind.
Jessica L. Boyer '00 and Christopher M.
Chinchock were married on December 27,
2003. Jessica is a biology teacher in the
Ephrata Area School District.
On July 26, 2003, Heather M. Gateau '00
and Brandon W. McEndree '02 were
married at St. Paul's Methodist Church in
Leonardtown, Md. Beth M. Rineman '00
was a member of the wedding party.
Heather received the Outstanding New
Teacher award at West Frederick Middle
School, where she is a music educator.
On September 13, 2003, Melissa M.
George '00 and Dominic A. McGruther
were married in Halifax. Melissa is assistant
director of education at Sylvan Learning
Center in Harrisburg. She is also a tutor at
the Masonic Learning Center teaching the
Orton-Gillingham Process to children with
On October 5, 2003, Kimberly KoUbab
'00 and Lt. Jason Douthit, U.S.N, were
married in a bayside ceremony in San
Diego, Calif Members of the wedding
party included Wendy Hofiiman Strite '99,
AmeUa Hutnick '00, Beth M. Rineman
'00, Lindsay Worrall '01 and Edward
KoUbab '02. LVC alumni in attendance
were Randy Strite '99, Cheryl Amster '00,
Michael Frost '01, Kristin DePrehn '01
and Traci Hindle '01.
Gregory L. Kratzer Jr. '00 is a high school
educator for the Upper Dauphin Area
Kimberly A. Meredith '00 and Robert
Greco were married on September 27,
2003. Members of the wedding party
included Terry Buda '00 and Angela Nash
'00. LVC alumni in attendance were Kristi
Baker-McMichael '00, Laura DeGraff '00
and John Gruber '97.
Theresa Shenk O'Donnell '00 is human
resources coordinator for United Disability
Services in Lancaster.
Kathryn M. Pine '00 is a resource specialist
with the ABC Unified School District in
On September 4, 2003, Rebecca Rhoads
'00 began a yearlong experience as a
missionary in Honduras, part of the
Volunteers in Mission of the United
Methodist Church Global Ministries
program. She is teaching English and
helping to set up a scholarship program.
Francy L. Spangler '00 and Shannon S.
Reigert were married on September 6,
2003. Members of the wedding party
included Traci Hindle '01, Leanne
Hennion '02 and Alexis Christoff '03.
Francy is a special education teacher for the
Lebanon School District.
Selena L. Rodgers '00 is the head athletic
trainer at Thaddeus Stevens College in
Lancaster for the Central Pennsylvania
Christina J. Walker '00 is a sixth-grade
teacher for the Bloomfield Public Schools in
John A. Brennan '01 is a history teacher in
the Spring-Ford School District.
On July 26, 2003, Frederick C. Brosius '01
and Robin H. Aheam '03 were married in
Harford. Members of the wedding party
included Michael Wittrien '02 and
Corinne Erb '02. Frederick and Robin are
both teachers for the Anchorage School
District in Alaska.
Kelly R. Cooney '01 and Harry J. Watts Jr.
were married on November 8, 2003.
Members of the wedding party included
Angela Roller '01, Amy Stack '01 and
Cheryl Beezup '02. Kelly is an accountant
with Harsco Corporation in Wormleysburg.
Jennifer McGough Dovi '01 is a music
teacher of special education for the Atlantic
County Special Services School District in
Derrick J. English '01 is a life-skills
teacher in the Central Dauphin School
Melinda S. Etschman '01 is an actuarial
analyst for Arbella Insurance in Quincy,
Lt. David Finkbiner '01 completed training
for the B-52 initial qualification course,
receiving honors and the title of distin-
guished graduate for flying excellence, given
by the 8th Bomb Wing. He is currently
assigned to the 23rd Bomb Squadron (5th
Bomb Wing) at Minot Air Force Base, N.D.
On December 13, 2003, Jayanne N.
Hogate '01 and Dan Hayward were married
in Gettysburg. Jayanne is the coordinator of
the Young Lawyers Division of the
Pennsylvania Bar Association in Harrisburg.
Harley-Davidson Motor Co. in York promoted
Patricia J. Kalbach '01 to director of
Beth A. Light '01 is an associate with S.R.
Wojdak & Associates in Harrisburg.
Gretchen A. Mall '01 is a first-grade
teacher for the Hawaii Department of
Education in Wainae.
Craig W. Menges '01 is a graduate student
at the University of Rochester in New York.
Summer A. Red '01 is cyber start project
manager for the YWCA of Greater
Gerald "Jerry" Reilly '01 received a
master's degree in art history from Boston
University and now works for the John F.
Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston,
Tiffany Kunkle Robinson '01 is support
coordinator for the Luzerne/Wyoming
Counties MH/MR in Wilkes-Barre.
Erin L. Southwick '01 is a music teacher
for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School
District in Alaska.
Everest Reinsurance Company of Liberty
Corner, N.J., recently promoted Amy
Marie Stack '01 to human resource specialist.
Amy is pursuing a master's degree in business
administration at Fairleigh Dickinson
On August, 9, 2003, Curt P. Stanton '01
and Natalie M. Stitzer '01 were married at
St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in
Berwick. Members of the wedding party
included Stacey Stinson '01, Timothy
BelloflF '02, Jonathon Blasenak '03 and
former LVC student Brendan Weir.
Ryan D. Stevens '01 is a sixth-grade
teacher for the School District of
32 The Valley
Sara Stichler '01 is a Spanish teacher in the
Central Dauphin School District.
Todd Stumiolo '01 is a staff sergeant in the
U.S. Army. He is a trombonist with the
United States Army Field Band stationed at
Ft. Meade, Md.
CASE, Council for the Support of
Education, awarded Michelle A. Walmsley
'01 its 2003 District I Rising Star. Michelle,
a former intern in LVC's Alumni Programs
Office, is the assistant director of alumni
affairs at Clark University in Worcester,
Erica S. Wlneske '0 1 is owner/auctioneer/
appraiser for Classic Edge Auctions &
Appraisal Services in Hershey.
On May 24, 2003, Lindsey Yeiser '01 and
Mark Hibshman were married in LVC's
Miller Chapel. Lindsey is a fifth-grade
teacher at Jackson Elementary School in
Daniel W. Brenner '02 is a high school jazz
band director in the Spring Grove Area
Karen L. Cunningham '02 is a Spanish
teacher at Central Dauphin High School.
Jennifer L. Davis '02 is therapeutic staff
support for Edgewater Children's Services in
Ellen M. Ditmer '02 is a chorus director
and music teacher at Central Middle School
in Dover, Del.
John M. Dormer FV '02 is a sixth-grade
teacher in the Harrisburg City School
Stacy R. Dove '02 is pursuing a master's
degree in applied clinical psychology at
Penn State University-Harrisburg.
Lisa M. Duke '02 is a first-grade teacher
for the Montrose County School District in
Nicole Duzick '02 is a sixth-grade teacher
at Nanakuli Elementary School in Waianae,
Michelle L. Edinger '02 is a fourth-grade
teacher for the Willingboro Public Schools
in New Jersey.
On October 18, 2003, Trisha J. Fatula '02
and Brian N. Zellers '02 were married in
Harrisburg. Members of the wedding party
included Traci Fatula '07, Erica Gosart
'02, Amy Zellers '02, Erin Engle '02, Lisa
Duke '02, Carrie Albright '02, Steven
Polansky '02, Eric Shrader '01, Mike
Martin '02 and Ronald Weaver '05. Trisha
is a learning support teacher in the West
Shore School District. Brian is a teacher in
the Central Dauphin School District.
Patrick S. Grant '02 is territory sales
manager for Hershey Entertainment &
Resorts in Hershey.
Andrew C. Heizmann '02 is a middle
school choral director in the Brandywine
Heights Area School District.
Nathan M. Hengst '02 is a management
analyst with the Department of the Army.
Jocelyn E. Korp '02 is a residential
counselor at Philhaven Behavioral
Healthcare Services in Mt. Gretna.
Jamie E. Lesher '02 is a sixth-grade
learning support teacher in the Conrad
Weiser School District.
David M. Locher '02 is a chemistry
teacher at Marple Newton High School in
Michelle L. Lomas '02 is a learning
support teacher in the Boyertown Area
College Trustee A.L. "Ji^" Hanford Dies
Lebanon Valley College Trustee A.L. "Jim" Hanford III,
65, of Hershey, died March 13 in the Hershey Medical
Center after a long battle with multiple myeloma. He had
served on the LVC Board of Trustees since 1993 and was
a member of the Board's Advancement Committee.
As the owner of Ladd-Hanford Dodge Chrysler Jeep
Mazda in Lebanon, Hanford was regarded as a successful
businessman, but he was best known for his community
Involvement. He served in many leadership positions with
the Lebanon Valley Family YMCA, most recently as secre-
tary of the board; served on the Lebanon Valley Economic
Development Board; was chair of the United Way
Endowment Committee; was chair of the administrative
board of Cornwall United Methodist Church and a member
of its building and finance committee; and was a member
of the Lebanon City Mayor's Committee.
Born Jan. 16, 1939, in Lebanon, Hanford graduated
from Blair Academy and Westminster College. Between
1960 and 1984, he founded and operated various textile
companies, including Textile Printing and Finishing
Company of North Carolina and Fine Tex Corporation of
Lebanon. He became the sole owner of his auto dealer-
ship 20 years ago.
His service to the YMCA was recognized in 1998,
when the YMCA was renamed the A.L. Hanford Center in
honor of the Hanford family's
support. In 1978 he had
led an effort to raise over
$1 million for the YMCA.
Along with his wife,
Ursa, he sponsored the
Annual Summer Solstice
Black Tie Event for the
Leukemia and Lymphoma
Society of Central
Pennsylvania. He was a for-
mer member of the
American Cancer Society of
Lebanon, the Blair Academy
Board of Trustees, Dauphin
Deposit Bank, Collegeville
Flag Company and Keystone Pharmacy Chain. He support-
ed the Multiple Myeloma Research Program at The Johns
Hopkins Medical Center, where he received treatment. For
more information, please visit www.lvc.edu.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lebanon
Valley Family YMCA, 201 N. 7th St., Lebanon, PA 17046 or
the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Central PA Chapter,
800 Corporate Circle, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
Spring 2004 33
class news & notes
Elissa A. Mattson '02 is a Spanish teacher
for the Bedford Pubhc Schools in New
Shaun C. McGinty '02 is a special education
teacher at Nanaikapono Elementary School
On June 21 , 2003, Julie D. McKinney '02
and William G. Smeltzer were married at
Tabor United Church of Christ in Lebanon.
Members of the wedding party included
Angi Maulfair '02, Amanda Heberling
'03, Carrie Smeltzer '00 and former LVC
student Bobbi Cessna.
Sara A. Mintonye '02 is a floral designer
for The Wild Orchid in Manlius, N.Y.
Ryan R. Moore '02 is a loan officer with
Global Mortgage Services in Camp Hill.
Antonia Nemec '02 is a research specialist
in the Depattment of Environmental and
Occupational Health at the University of
Jennifer E. North '02 is a music teacher for
the Washington County Board of Educanon.
Natalie A. Taylor '02 is a recruiting specialist
for Thrivent Financial for Lutherans in
David R. Warner Jr. '02 is a field represen-
tative for Pennsylvania State Senator David
Lindsay S. Weymouth '02 is a teachet for
the Talbot County Public Schools in
Tilghman Island, Md.
Jason B. Widney '02 is pursuing a master's
degree in vocal performance at the Peabody
Conservatory in Maryland.
On September 6, 2003, Jason A. Bennett
'03 and Michelle A. Tice were married at
the Cleona Camp Meeting Grove. Jason is
employed by Engle Printing & Publishing
Co. in Mt. Joy.
Danielle M. Bressi '03 is a chemical analyst/
excipients for Lancaster Laboratories.
Tara L. Brownlee '03 is a graduate student
in molecular virology and microbiology at the
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Tyrone C. Broxton '03 is director of sports
information at Alcorn State University in
During a ROTC commissioning ceremony in May at Shippensburg University, Donald Carter 03
had his bars pinned by U.S. General Tommy Franks (left). Carter's father (right). Sergeant First
Class Don Carter Sr., also participated in the ceremony.
Lori Beth Counterman '03 is an emotional
support teacher for kindergarten through
sixth grade at Grandview Elementary
School in Bloomington, Ind.
Jason M. Dugan '03 is account executive
for IKON Office Solutions in Harrisburg.
Sarah Durako '03 is a legislative research
analyst for the Pennsylvania House of
Representatives in Harrisburg.
Lori Evaristo '03 is a music teacher at
Deep Creek Middle School in Essex, Md.
Dustee-lea Graeff '03 is an inclusive classroom
teacher at Scott's Branch Elementary School
in Randellstown, Md.
Erin K. Hutley '03 is a graduate resident
director at Indiana University of
Pennsylvania-Punxsutawney. She is a graduate
student at lUP majoring in student affairs
in higher education.
Timothy C. Keister '03 is an actuarial
associate for ING U.S. Financial Services in
Moriah L. Miller '03 is pursuing a master's
degree in library science at Clarion
Amy E. O'Cormor '03 is a learning support
teacher in the Blue Mountain School
District in Friedensburg.
THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION is seeking nominations for the following
awards: Creative Achievement Award, Young Alumni Award, D. Clark Carmean Award
in Admission, Alumni Citation, Distinguished Alumni Award and Athletic Hall of
Fame. To nominate an LVC alumnus/a for one of these awards, please send an
e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Alumni Office at (717) 867-6320 or
l-SOO-ALUM-LVC. Self-nominations are welcome.
Jennifer S. Peirson '03 is a second-grade
teacher at John Bonfield Elementary School
William H. Pitcock Jr. '03 is a graduate
student/ associate instructor in the chemistry
department at Indiana University in
Crystal A. Wyman '03 is public relations
manager for the Pennsylvania Renaissance
Faire in Cornwall.
On May 24, 2003, Kristie Beth Ritter '03
and Andrew M. Grier were married at
Millcreek Lutheran Church in
Newmanstown. Kristie is a private voice
teacher and a consultant for Mary Kay.
Elizabeth A. Rodgers '03 is a third-grade
teacher in the Conestoga Valley School
District in Lancaster County.
Benjamin C. Rugg '03 is a teacher in the
Cornwall-Lebanon School District.
Stephanie L. Tighe '03 is marketing assistant
for Community Banks Inc. in Harrisburg.
Jennifer G. Trott '03 is fundraising and
special events coordinator for the Epilepsy
Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania.
Former teacher Ruth Baker Chatfiled '24
died on March 12, 2003, in Florida at 99
years of age.
Dr. Russell E. Morgan '31 died on
December 5, 2003, in Bethlehem at 94
years of age. In 1992, he and his wife,
Elizabeth, established the Dr. and Mrs.
Russell E. Morgan Scholarship Fund to
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benefit a student from his hometown of
Minersville attending LVC. A lieutenant
commander in the United States Navy during
World War II, Russell was part of the initial
medical response team to the survivors of
the nuclear attack on Hiroshima, Japan. A
surgeon by profession, he loved music and
played the clarinet and the bassoon.
Revitalization of the Chamber Music
Society of Bethlehem and serving on the
Fountain Hill School Board were among his
many community activities.
Dr. John H. Stine '32 died on September
28, 2003, in Lebanon at 91 years of age. He
served with the Navy Dental Corps in
Europe during the Korean War and had his
own dental practice for more than 30 years.
Retired schoolteacher Irvin H. Meyer '36
died on September 10, 2003, in Annville at
89 years of age. For 40 years he taught
elementary school in the Annville-Cleona
School District. He was the father of Craig
S. Meyer '78.
Calvin D. Spider '38 died on October 4,
2003, in Lebanon at 86 years of age. A
Navy veteran of World War II, Calvin was a
former partner at the Lebanon law firm of
Spider & Kilgore.
Julia Johnson Edwards '39 died on
January 10, 2003, at 88 years of age.
The Rev. M. Lucille Esbenshade '41 died
on December 24, 2003, in Lancaster at 87
years of age. She was a former missionary in
the Philippines and Africa and served as a
United Methodist pastor for churches in the
Indianapolis, Ind., area.
Samuel O. Grimm Jr. '41 died on January
30, 2003, in Maryland at 82 years of age.
Samuel, the husband of Martha Wilt
Grimm '43 and the father of Sylvia Grimm
Linardi '67, was one of four brothers who
attended LVC. He was the son of Samuel
"Soggy" Grimm '11 who served the
College for 55 years in roles ranging from
professor of physics to principal of the
Former teacher Mary Spangler Walker '41
died on February 14, 2003, in Simi Valley,
Calif, at 82 years of age.
Betty Shillott Wallace '42 died on August
30, 2003, in Media at 82 years of age. She
was the wife of Anthony F. Wallace, Ph.D.,
'45 to whom she was married for 6 1 years.
Martha Yeakle Forman '44 died on March
21, 2003, at 80 years of age. She served as a
first lieutenant in the U.S. Army during
World War II.
Lancaster-area sportscaster Brian H.
Kintzer '47 died on September 2, 2003, in
Lancaster at 79 years of age. A U.S. Army
veteran of World War II, Brian's broadcasting
career spanned almost 50 years.
Wdliam A. Rothrock '48 died on August 18,
2003, in DuBois at 79 years of age. He was a
reared chemical engineer at Stackpole
Corporation, where he had worked for 35
Anthony J. Gerace Jr. '48 died on July 16,
2003, in Harrisburg at 82 years of age. He
was a former music and band director at
Lebanon High School and a former band
director at Palmyra High School.
Olive Reemsnyder Derr '49 died on June
17, 2003. She was a former organist and
Former professional athlete Henry "Hank"
Dijohnson '50 died on September 21,
2003, in Lebanon at 79 years of age. A
Navy Air Corp veteran of World War II,
Hank played professional minor league
baseball and basketball after graduating
from college. In 1977, he was inducted into
the LVC Athletic Hall of Fame.
John B. Lingle '50 died on August 14,
2003, in Hershey at 82 years of age. An
Army veteran of World War II, John was a
retired insurance agent.
Edwin H. Shay '50 died on January 8,
2002, in Lebanon at 73 years of age. He
was retired from the former Lebanon Valley
William S. Tomilen '52 died on September
15, 2003, in Wayne, N.J., at 73 years of
age. An Army veteran of the Korean War,
he was retired from the Kearfott Guidance
and Navigation Corporation in Wayne.
Mark W. Heberling '53 died on August 4,
2003, in Jacksonville, Ala., at the age of 75.
A World War II Air Force veteran, Mark
was retired from Federal-Mogul
Corporation. He was active with the
American Legion, establishing several college
scholarships for high school seniors.
The Rev. Robert E. Reasey '55 died on
September 25, 2003, in Hershey at 70 years
of age. He was the visiting pastor at Camp Hill
United Methodist Church and had previously
served congregations in Feesburg, Ohio,
Shiremanstown, Chambersburg and Altoona.
Thomas L. Hess '56 died on December 14,
2003, in Wilmington, N.C., at 69 years of
age. A former member of the U.S. Army
Chemical Corps, Thomas helped develop
toxicological standards and procedures in
the field of chemical agents. At one time he
served as branch chief of the U.S. Army
Environmental Hygiene Agency in the fields
of air pollution and hazardous wastes. He
was also a demilitarization specialist at both
the U.S. Army Nuclear and Chemical
Agency and the Pentagon with DESOPS.
Former teacher Ellen Christman Light '58
died on August 8, 2003, in Myerstown at
94 years of age. She taught school in the
Lebanon School District for 25 years.
Susan Oaks Leonard '59 died on
November 26, 2003, in Shrewsbury at 66
years of age. She was a former teacher in the
Spring Grove Area School District.
William D. Rigler '61 died on November
21, 2003, at 64 years ot age. He was the
owner of JW Showroom Inc. in Philadelphia.
E. Wayne Reinbold '65 died on July 29, 2003.
Former music teacher Kathleen Krikory
Moser '67 died on August 29, 2003, in
Sellersville at 58 years of age. For 33 years,
Kathleen taught middle- and high-school
music in the Frontier Regional Schools in
South Deerfield, Mass.
Joan Vonhauser '69 died on July 30, 2003,
in Mechanicsburg at 60 years of age. She
was retired from the Naval Support Activity
Center in Mechanicsburg.
Timothy A. Knaub '75 died on October 1 1 ,
2003, in Lancaster at 50 years of age. He was
a substitute teacher and school nurse at Penn
Manor High School. He was the husband of
Dr. Marilyn Bauer Knaub '75.
David M. Zeigler '77 died on September
Richard G. O'Neal '79 died on August 21,
2003, in Lancaster at 46 years of age.
Employed by Armstrong World Industries
in Marietta, he was the brother of Sharon
John H. Allen Jr. '80 died on September
12, 2003, in Union, W. Va., at 44 years of
age. He was employed by Donegal
Insurance in Marietta.
Judianne Densen-Gerber H'83 died on
May 11, 2003, in New York City. She
devoted much of her life to fighting child,
sexual, spousal and substance abuse. A
pioneer in drug rehabilitation programs,
she developed the model for a drug-free
therapeutic community through the
establishment of the first Odyssey House
Gary L. Reesor '90 died on June 2, 2003,
in Colorado Springs, Colo., at 41 years of
age. He was president of the United States
Sprjng 2004 35
Kate Ruhl '05, from Quentin,
decided to attend LVC for
many reasons including its
close proximity to home,
small classes, and merit-based scholar-
ship program. Living less than 10
miles from home, she wanted to prove
to herself and to her family that she
could survive away from her comfort
zone. However, she never dreamed
that she would spend her second
semester of college 9,000 miles away
in New Zealand.
Ruhl heard about the New Zealand semester abroad
program from her religion advisor, Dr. Eric Bain-Selbo,
who was slated to be the program's onsite director the
spring of her freshman year. When Ruhl told him of her
interest in studying abroad, little did she realize that four
months later she would be halfway around the world.
For five months, she took full advantage of the oppor-
tunity. Between her classes at the University of Waikato in
Hamilton, Ruhl experienced the thrill of bungee jumping,
skydiving and white-water rafting. She also hiked all
around the country and explored much of what the
culture had to offer.
Seeing the Dalai Lama in Auckland was her most
memorable experience. Ruhl had developed an interest in
the Tibetan spiritual leader when she wrote several
research papers on him. "To hear him speak in person
was awesome," said Ruhl.
A year and a half after returning to normal college life,
Ruhl felt compelled to test herself even further. She
decided to study abroad in Italy for the first semester of
her junior year. Whereas the New Zealand program
included other students and an on-site director from
LVC, Ruhl was the only person from Lebanon Valley to
travel to Italy that semester. She wanted to push herself to
do it on her own by "taking away the safety net of having
a connection with home." She wanted to know what it
was like to live in a non-English speaking culture where
she had to rely on her own ingenuity to adapt to her
Again, she seized an opportunity, touring extensively
throughout Europe whenever she had a chance. Her
courage even spilled over to her parents when, in
November, they visited their daughter in Italy on their
first-ever trip outside of North America.
Ruhl, a religion and political science double major,
would eventually like to work in the humanitarian field
for an international agency, possibly the United Nations.
The lessons she has learned from studying abroad have
been valuable toward achieving that goal. "I am a lot
more of the person I always wanted to be," noted Ruhl.
"I learned a lot about myself." She feels she has gained so
much self-confidence from studying abroad. "I now know
that I can go anywhere and make a life for myself."
Cindy Progin '04 works in the LVC Office of College
Relations and recently completed a degree in English
communications. She has compiled and written The
Valley Class Notes section since 1998.
Amwille Township Conimissioner Richard F.
Charles (left) accepts the Founders Day award
from LVC President G. David Poltick.
Founders Day Award
In February, Annville Township
Commissioner Richard F. Charles received
the Lebanon Valley College Founders Day
award for his 13-year effort to make
Annville's Streetscape Project a reality. The
$4 million transformation of four blocks in
the center of Annville was completed last
summer after more than a year of construction.
Charles, LVC vice president for advancement
emeritus, retired in 1 997 and continues to be
involved in numerous community activities
and his business firm, The Franklin
Consulting Group. The Founders Day
award recognizes individuals whose character
and leadership, in the spirit of the founders
of Lebanon Valley College, contribute to the
enhancement of life in central Pennsylvania.
LVC's Alpha Sigma Tau (AST), a student
service organization that helps promote the
cultural, ethical and social development of
its members, as well as the community,
through flind raising and the work projects,
was honored with the President's Award on
Founders Day. This past year, AST initiated
or participated in the following services:
sponsored a Pennsylvania Vent Camp
Benefit Dance, raising over $200 for a camp
for ventilator-dependent children in
Millville; volunteered at a battered women's
shelter in Lebanon; donated over 500
canned goods to the Ronald McDonald
House in Hershey; achieved 100 percent
participation in Relay for Life, an overnight
event sponsored by LVC to celebrate cancer
survivors and raise money for cancer
research; donated money to Pine Mountain
Settlement School for underprivileged
children; sent Christmas cards to the troops
in Iraq; volunteered at the LVC Cherry
Blossom Festival; and contributed to a
campus clean-up sponsored by the Greek
At LVC, it is considered a great honor to be
chosen to perform in February with the
LVC Symphony at the Concerto-Aria
Concert. TTiis year, the winners are all jimiors:
Mara Weissman of Warminster, who has
played alto saxophone for eight years;
Kathryn Guenther of Mt. Holly, N.J., who
has studied piano for 14 years; and Kristin
Showalter of Sinking Spring, who has
played the flute for 1 1 years. Weissman is
a music education and alto saxophone
performance major who also plays the cello.
She played the first three movements of
Members of Alpha Sigma Tau (L to r.): Christine Lightcap '04, Angela Petiak '06, Stephanie
Reissner '06 and Shawna Dick '04 acknowledge the audience's appreciation after receiving the
annual President's Award from Dr. G. David Pollick, LVC president (far left).
(L to r.) Concerto-Aria winners Kristin
Showalter '04, Kathiyn Guenther '05, and
Mara Weissman '05 were chosen to perform
with the LVC Symphony Orchestra.
Tableaux de Provence by Paule Maurice on
the alto saxophone. Guenther, a music
education major, performed Shostakovich's
Piano Concerto Op. 102 No.2. Showalter, a
music education and flute performance
major, played the last movement of Aram
Khachaturian's Concerto for Flute.
Peace Garden Citation
Last fall, the Peace Garden at the Valley
won a citation in a design competition
sponsored by American School & University
magazine. The garden was featured on two
pages of the magazine's November
Architectural Portfolio issue, the premier
showcase for education design projects. The
Peace Garden won the only citation given
last year in the landscape architecture
category. The garden, located in the campus
residential area, was designed with the help
of Derek & Edson Associates, LLP, a land-
scape architecture firm in Lititz.
Lynch Architectural Award
Lebanon Valley College's Lynch Memorial
Hall, which for over 50 years served as the
College's gymnasium, received an architectural
award for the new design that will transform
it into a much-needed all-academic building.
The revitalization plan for Lynch won a
Merit Award from the Central Pennsylvania
Chapter of the American Institute of
Architects. The award went to TONO
Architects, LLC, but the Lancaster architec-
tural firm invited LVC President G. David
Pollick and Dr. Stephen MacDonald, vice
president for academic affeirs and dean of the
faculty, to be recognized at the ceremony for
the creative ideas they contributed to the
Dr. Donald E. Kline, acting education
department chair, was given the Pennsylvania
Science Teachers Association's Fellows Award
at the associations convention in Hershey
last December. This is the most prestigious
honor given by the group. It is awarded for
sustained leadership and service to science
Chemistry Department Receives
$150,000 Research Grant;
Wigal Honored Again
The National Science Foundation awarded
a $147,950 grant to Dr. Carl Wigal, chair
and professor of chemistry. The three-year
grant, titled "Synthetic and Mechanistic
Studies of Quinone-Organozinc Alkylation
Reactions," will investigate new methodologies
aimed at the synthesis of quinone derivatives.
Last fall, Wigal also was honored along with
seven other faculty members from across the
eastern United States at Indiana University's
"Symposium for Excellence in Undergraduate
The 2004 edition of Who's Who Among
Students in American Universities and
Colleges includes the names of 45 students
from Lebanon Valley College who have
been selected as national outstanding campus
leaders. Campus nominating committees
and editors of the annual directory have
included the names of these students based
on their academic achievement, service to
the community, leadership in extracurricular
activities, and potential for continued success.
They join an elite group of students from
more than 2,300 institutions of higher
learning in all 50 states, the District of
Columbia and several foreign nations. The
names of all 45 Lebanon Valley College
The death of three students in an automobile accident Nov. 2 1 was a profound loss for the
College community. The lives of Chelsey MorriS, a sophomore political science major from Enola;
Mariko Furukawa, a sophomore chemistry major from Kagoshima, Japan; and Michael VIdGttO, a
senior music recording technology major from Aldan, were celebrated at a memorial service in
The students, all members of the College Tae Kwon Do Club, were en route to a Tae Kwon Do
championship in Winston-Salem, N.C. when the accident occurred. A fourth student in the car,
Janice Goddard, survived the accident. Goddard, a sophomore biology major from Camp Hill, is
recovering from her injuries and is expected to be back on campus next fall.
students can be found at:
Dr. Elizabeth Miller Bains '64, a space
shuttle scientist at the Johnson Space
Center in Houston, Texas, returned to
campus in September to speak at Gather
Science Center. In her presentation, titled
What's Up with the Space Shuttle?, she spoke
freely about what is being done to make
shuttle flights safer. The explosion of the
Columbia space shuttle two years ago has
prompted Bains and other scientists to put
an additional 50-foot boom on the shuttle to
make it easier to inspect for tile damage.
The Pennsylvania chapter of the National
Association for Multicultural Education
(NAME) held its sbith
annual conference in
March at LVC. The
theme of the conference
was The Golden
Anniversary of Brown vs.
Board of Education:
America. Keynote speakers
Pedro Cortes, r^ x/ i r a
were L)r. Moleh Asante,
Pennsylvania c c i^c ■
c. re- ^ professor or Arrican-
Secretary of State, . ^ t-
, American Studies at
, Temple University; Pedro
speaker on campus ^ r ■ ,
,; . . Cortes, Pennsylvanias
this spring. '
Secretary of State; and Dr. William Howe,
president of NAME. Tchet Dorman. LVC's
director of multi-cultural affairs, served as
Jean Synodinos, an exuberant singer/song-
writer, sang a song at MJ's Coffeehouse last
fall that she wrote in memory of her fathet.
Dr. John Synodinos H'96, LVC president
emeritus who died in 2002. A track on her
CD Lucky features the upbeat "Gospel
According to John," which was inspired by
Latino Identity Lecture
Dr. Sandra Andino, a cultural anthropologist
who coordinates the Ready-to-Learn
Program for WHYY, Philadelphia's public
broadcasting station, spoke at LVC on "The
Emerging Complexity of Latino Identity in
the United States: Exploring an Ethnographic
Study of Graffiti Writing and Writers in
El Barrio of North Philadelphia."
Multicidtural Festival and Fashion Show
Well-known music recitalist Henrietta
Morgan, and the female poetry trio. In the
Company of Poets, performed in the student-
run LVC Multicultural Festival and Fashion
Show in February. The recently formed
LVC student group. The Step Squad, also
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Lebanon Valley College Welcomes
Science Olympiad Teams
For the second year, LVC hosted the
Science Olympiad in March. Competing
teams from 62 high schools and middle
schools in central Pennsylvania stormed
castles, raced robots around obstacles,
dropped "naked" eggs, launched bottle
rockets, and competed in 32 other events
on the LVC campus. Over 930 students
competed in two divisions for North
America's most prestigious team science and
technology competition. The top teams
advanced to the state-level competition.
Annville Community Days
The College invited Annville citizens to
lunch and to see a football game last fall
and a basketball game last winter during
two Community Days. The occasions were
designed to help the Annville and College
communities become better acquainted
with one another.
Dati Massad's Night Piece, a 1987 pastel,
was included in a national touring exhibition,
Night Piece, a 1987 pastel by Daniel
Massad, LVC's artist-in-residence, is touring
the country with a group exhibition from
the Smithsonian American Art Museum,
called "Graphic Masters: Highlights from
the Smithsonian American Art Museum."
The exhibition includes 73 works from the
1860s-1990s that celebrate the extraordinary
variety and accomplishment of American
artists' works on paper.
Massad's pastel is included among
works from such greats as Winslow Homer,
Edward Hopper, Stuart Davis and Wayne
Thiebaud. For more information on the
exhibition, go to http://www.nmaa.si.edu/.
Massad's "The Way Through," a pastel
completed last spring, was acquired over the
summer by West Virginia's Huntington
Museum of Art.
Dr. Eric Bain-Selbo, chair and associate
professor of religion and philosophy, has
written Mediating the Culture Wars. The
book is part of a series from Hampton
Press, titled Critical Education & Ethics. It is
intended for general readers and scholars
interested in theoretical and practical prob-
lems revolving around multiculturalism and
education. Bain-Selbo also has published a
review of Jurgen Habermas's Religion and
Rationality: Essays on Reason, God, and
Dr. Jeffrey Robbins, assistant professor of
religion and philosophy, recently wrote his
second book. In Search of a Non-Dogmatic
Theology, published by the Davies Group
Publishers. The book concerns such issues
as religious diversity, secularism, and the
changing nature of contemporary
Dr. Roger M. Nelson, chair and professor of
physical therapy, was a co-author of a paper,
titled "One-time physical therapist consul-
tation in primary health care." He wrote the
piece with five research colleagues in the
Netherlands, and it was published in the
October issue of Physical Therapy, Journal of
the American Physical Therapy Association.
Dr. Louis Zivic, adjunct professor of reli-
gion, published "A Winter's Tale" in the fall
2003 edition of Women's League Outlook.
The article is about the conflict of church
and state as reflected in the actual life expe-
rience of a rabbi, a congregation and chil-
dren in a small town.
Dr. Rosa Tezanos-Pinto, assistant
professor of Spanish, traveled to Melbourne,
Australia, last summer to compile and select
critical essays for a book. Nation and
Narration, to be published by Alroquema
Publishers. In addition, Tezanos-Pinto was
invited to write the introductory essay to
the book, Paso la lista a tus poros, by
Peruvian author Elena Herrera. Tezanos-
Pinto has recently published two prologues,
"Reseiia del XXII Simposio Internacional de
Literatura: Literatura y Sociedad," Alba de
America (California State University at
Dominguez Hills) Vol. 22, 2003, and
"Nuestras Voces y Nuestras Canciones:
cantico de rebeldi'a y esperanza," Alarcon,
Blequer, Nuestras Voces y Nuestras
Canciones, Lima: Ediciones Maribelina,
Dr. Joerg Mayer, professor emeritus of
mathematical sciences, is continuing to
write reviews for the journal Choice. His
latest reviews are on Treasures Inside The
Bell by Carlos E. Puente, Geometrical
Landscapes by Amir R. Alexander, 777
Mathematical Conversation Starters by John
dePillis, and Designing Experiments &
Games of Chance, The Unconventional
Science of Blaise Pascal by William R. Shea.
Dr. Barbara Anderman, chair and
assistant professor of art, led a group of six
LVC students on an exploration of Paris
over the Thanksgiving holiday. The trip was
an option offered to students enrolled in
Anderman's course, Paris: Art, Culture &
Urban Development. The students enhanced
their understanding of the history and art of
Paris with tours of Versailles, the Musee
d'Orsay, and the Louvre.
Dr. John Hinsha^ associate professor of
history, has been appointed LVC's on-site
director for the College's study-abroad
program in New Zealand for 2005.
Barney RaiBeld III, professor of business
administration, has been granted a sabbatical
leave during the spring 2005 semester to
return to the Ukraine where he previously
taught as a Fulbright Scholar from LVC. He
will be teaching and helping to develop a
master of business administration degree
program at the State Academy of
Management in Donetsk.
Alison Uzdella '04 of Wilkes-Barre, a polit-
ical science major, has been offered a part-
time internship in London next fall. She
will be working for the constituency office of
Barbara Roche, a Labour Party Member of
Parliament. In addition to her internship
responsibilities, Alison wall be enrolled in
classes at London Metropolitan University
with LVC's Study-Abroad Program.
Dr. Salvatore Cullari, professor emeritus of
psychology, was recendy elected vice-president
of the Pennsylvania Psychological
Foundation (PPF). PPF is a nonprofit
organization that promotes the field of psy-
chology in the state of Pennsylvania.
40 The Valley
WORKS BY rob evans
MAY 21 - JUNE 17, 2004
A. Qumn Sleeping, 2004, mixed
media, 10.5" x 10", courtesy of
B. Fire and Ice, 2004, mixed
media on rag paper, 23" x 19",
courtesy of the artist
C. Indicator. 2000, mixed
media on paper, 21" x 19 1/2",
D. Study for "Movement," 2004, mixed media, 37" x 33",
courtesy of the artist
E. Above and Beneath, 2004, mixed media, 27" x 19",
courtesy of the artist
F. Forsythia, 2001, mixed media on paper, 29" x 21",
Wednesday: 5 >^ H-. - .t^i,
Thursday-Friday: 1-4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 11 a.m. -5 p.m.
and by appointment
THE SUZANNE H. ARNOLD
Lebanon Valley College
All exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Please call 717-867-6445
NORTH WHITE OAK AND CHURCH STREETS
ANNVILLE, PA 17003
Drs. Carl Wigal, Kathleen Kolbet, Owen
Moe, Marc Harris and Walter Patton, all
of the Chemistry Department, along with
Dr. Sidney Pollack of the Biology
Department and 1 5 LVC students, attended
the 2003 national fall meeting of the
American Chemical Society in New York
City. The professors and following students
presented nine papers at the meeting:
Christine M. Lightcap '04, Jordan M.
Newell '03, Jared Bushey '04, the late
Mariko Furukawa '06, Amy Smith '04,
Scott Wallace '04, Chrisandra M. Bright
'05, Barbara J. Nealon '03, Mollie G.
Kedney '04, Sophia Kwon '06, Gary
Romberger '04, Christine M. Burgess '04,
Amanda M. Kutney '04, Johanna M.
Scarino '06, and WiUiam H. Pitcock Jr. '03
Funding for these students came from the
Neidig Fund for Research and externa]
faculty grants from National Institutes of
Health, Research Corporation, and
Merck/AAAS, which supports interdisciplinary
research in chemistry and biology.
Dr. Marc Harris and three of his students
were invited to be presenters last September
at the 2003 Regional Meeting of the
American Chemical Society in Pittsburgh.
Chemistry majors Amy Smith '04, Gary
Romberger '04 and Scott Wallace '04
presented two papers, outlining the synthesis
of a series of oligobipyridine macrocycles
that are capable of detecting the encapsulation
of small cationic quests through the intra-
and inter-molecular interactions of covalendy
bound transition metal ions.
In October, Walter Labonte, director of the
Writing Center and instructor in English,
attended the annual conference of the
International Writing Center Association
in Hershey. With the help of two current
students and two alumni, he presented two
wofkshops. Labonte presented Creating a
Database for Effective Record Keeping with
Donald Raiger '01 and Nathan Byler '01
and The Theatrics of Tutoring, with Sarah
Butler '04 and Rebekah Jacobs '05. Also
in October, Labonte and Melissa Pero '98,
adjunct instructor in English at LVC, pre-
sented a workshop, Redefining the Role of the
Mentor: Partners for Progress, at the
Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English
and Language Arts conference in
(I. to r.) Erica Gibson '04, Kristin Showalter '04, Jennifer Borgerding '04, Amanda Gumpher '05,
Larissa Fabian '04 and Paul Curcio '05 stand on the Pont des Arts with the Louvre in the background
Dr. Edward J. SulUvan, associate professor of
business and economics, presented a paper
in October, titled Active LearningI Active
Teaching in Economics. He was attending the
26th Annual Meeting of the Association of
Pennsylvania University Business and
Economics Faculty in State College.
Dr. Jean-Marc Braem, assistant professor of
French, presented a paper in October at the
12th International Conference Emile Zola
and Naturalism at the University of Texas in
San Antonio. The title of his paper was
"Le Naturalisme a I'ecran. Tois adaptations
fran^aises de Zola: Jean Renoir, Rene
Clement, Claude Berri."
Dr. Leon Markowicz, professor of business
administration, presented The Wall Street
Journal: Integrating TWSJ into Business and
Economics Courses, during the annual meeting
of the Association of Pennsylvania University
Business and Economics Faculty held in
Joel Kline, acting director of the Digital
Communications Program and assistant
professor of business and economics, served
as an accreditation instructor for the
Harrisburg Chapter of the Public Relations
Society of America. Kline delivered sessions
on Information Technology and Law and
Jeff Snyder, associate professor of music
and director of the Music Business Program,
and two LVC students appeared on a Berks
County cable television show in October to
discuss exciting developments in the music
and business industry. They were guests on
The Albright Scholar, a program that airs live
on Berks County cable television. The two
students are members of LVC's chapter of
the Music and Entertainment Industry
Student Association (MEISA): MEISA leaders
were Sarah White '05 and Richard
Weinhoffer '05. LVC also co-sponsored a
MEIEA/MEISA one-day conference at
Albright College in November. Snyder is
the vice president of the Music and
Entertainment Industry Educators
Dr. Barbara Vlaisavljevic, associate dean of
the faculty, was a leader of three sessions in
November at the NAFSA Region VIII
Conference in Portsmouth, Va. With colleagues
from other institutions, Vlaisavljevic spoke at
a session on Peer Advising: A Win/Win
Scenario and The One Person Office.
Vlaisavljevic also chaired a session, titled
COOP Projeas in Your Own Backyard:
the Cooperative Grants Program, which has
funded over 900 projects and gives educational
institutions the opportunity to try innovative
Dr. Cheryl L. George, assistant professor of
education, is president of the Pennsylvania
Federation Council for Exceptional Children.
In November, she presided over its 44th
annual convention, welcoming over 650
participants, presenting three awards, and
leading the executive board meetings and
the representative assembly.
Dr. Dolores Buttry, assistant professor of
French and German, chaired a section on
medieval literature, Cultural and Individual
Identity in the Middle Ages, at the South
Atlantic Modern Language Association con-
ference in Atlanta in mid-November. She
also read her paper, "The Sundered Ego and
Memories of Wholeness in Knut Hamsun's
42 The Valley
" n the past few issues of The Valley, you have been reading about the renova-
tion of Lynch Memorial Hall into a state-of-the-art academic facility. /
- Now, through the Arnold Challenge, you can play a key role in this /^
extraordinary effort. -^ ^ ^ ■ •,.
Initiated by Trustee E.H. "Ed" Arnold H'87 and his wife, Jeanne
Donlevy Arnold, the Challenge provides critical support as Lebanon \ \
Valley College expands and adds to its academic facilities, providing the
space and equipment our faculty and students need. Any gift of $1,000 or
more to the Lynch Initiative will be matched 50 cents on the dollar by the
Now is the time to play your part in the Lynch Initiative through a gift to the Arnold Challenge. All
gifts of $1,000 or more will be recognized on a tile mounted in the striking new entryway into the
Lynch Commons, a permanent record of the alumni, parents and friends who
accepted this challenge for our students.
The opportunity to make this kind of impact doesn't come along
too often. Join with the Arnolds, alumni and friends who are
making the new Lynch Memorial Hall a reality by making
I your gift today. j
For information about the Great Expectations Campaign,
John Smith '63
In Honor of the
Class of 1954
In Memory of
ACAMPMGN FOR LEBANON X-ALLE^' COLLEGE
Early Works," in the conference session on
Drs. Marc Harris and Walter Patton,
assistant professors of chemistry, along with
three of their students, attended the Sixth
Annual Undergraduate Research
Symposium in the Chemical and Biological
Sciences in November at the University of
Maryland, Baltimore County. For their
work with Harris, Scott Wallace '04 and
Gary Romberger '04 were awarded first
place in their division for a work co-
authored with Amy Smith '04. Christine
Lightcap '04 was awarded second place in
her division for presenting her work with
Patton. This work was co-authored by
Jordan Newell '05 and Dr. Sidney
Pollack, professor of biology.
LVC's physical therapy faculty presented six
posters and made a platform presentation at
the American Physical Therapy Association's
Combined Sections Meeting in Nashville
this winter. Dr. Stan Dacko, associate pro-
fessor, had a major platform presentation
and presented a poster with colleagues from
Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Roger
Nelson, chair and professor, Claudia Gazsi,
assistant professor, and Penny Samuelson,
assistant professor, presented a poster with
a colleague from MedRisk, Inc. Also with
MedRisk, Nelson, Samuelson, and
Dr. Marcia Epler, associate professor,
presented an additional poster. Nelson
and Gazsi teamed up with colleagues for
two additional posters, one with Samuelson,
to conclude the meetings.
Shelly Yakus, adjunct instructor in music,
and Mike Newman '99 recently mixed a
Grammy-nominated album, Diamond
Jubilation, by the Dixie
album features musi-
cians from The Band
(Bob Dylan's group)
and a never-released
song from Dylan.
Yakus, who co-teaches
in LVC's Music Recording Technology
Program, was inducted into the Rock and
Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
The first exhibition last fall at the Suzanne
H. Arnold Art Gallery was/o/in Covert:
Rediscovered, featuring more than 30 paint-
ings, photographs, drawings and assemblages
by this early Modernist, who died in 1960. In
late fall, the Gallery presented Whistler's
England: Works on Paper, which featured the
celebrated American artist James McNeill
Whistler, who is primarily known as the
painter of "Whistler's Mother." Some 25 of
Whistler's rich graphic works were on dis-
play. Second semester, the Gallery opened
with a collection of works by internationally
renowned photographer Gary Schneider, in
conjunction with Lebanon Valley's
2003-2004 Science & Public Policy
Colloquium. Next on display was
Illuminated Treasures: Medieval and
Renaissance Manuscripts frorn Pennsylvania
Collections, showing some 25 illuminated
manuscripts from 15th- and 16th-century
bibles, books of hours and psalters. The season
will end with Rob Evans: Recent Work, which
runs from May 21 to June 27. The
Wrightsville artist is known for his realistic
drawings and paintings that set a tone of
mystery and estrangement. He often focuses on
ordinary objecrs in scenes that include his
home and the surrounding Pennsylvania
landscape in his art.
Students at Lebanon Valley College filled 1 50
gift-wrapped shoe boxes with toys and sent
them to needy children for the holidays as part
of a service projea for Servants of Christ, a
campus community service organization.
This year, the students sent 50 of the
gift-filled boxes direcdy to children in
A%hanistan who are not able to spend the
Christmas holidays with their parents. One
hundred of the boxes went to Operation
Christmas Child, a national organization that
distributes the gifts to young girls and boys
around the world.
THEATER and ARTS
Students Set The Mousetrap by
The Mousetrap, Agatha Christie's famous
murder mystery, and the longest-running
play in London, was center stage at LVC for
two weekends in October. The play featured
LVC thespians Bree Smith '05, Galen
Kapp '06, Myles Kitchen '07, Sarah
Morrison '06, Kate Bright '05, Derek
Larthey '04, Rob Fisette '04 and Rich
The Wig and Buckle Dramatic Society pre-
sented Stephen Sondheim's musical Sweeney
Todd in February. Nick Curry '04, Kinsey
Deck '04, Dave Ingalls '04, Mark
McGuire '05, Mary Beth Penjuke '06,
Dan Komorowski '04, and Kristen Erway
'06 performed. The play was presented in
conjunction with the APO service fraternity
and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity.
Rounding out the students' performing arts
year was the spring play, The Misanthrope, a
French tragi-comedy of manners first presented
in the 1660s.
The College's Science & Public Policy
Colloquium continued in the spring semester
with a focus on two main areas: first, how
science and public policy affect high school
curricula and the teaching of evolution, and
second, how they affect bio-engineering.
Dr. Michael Behe, professor of biochemistry
at Lehigh University, argued for the concept
of "intelligent design" in biology. His lecture
was followed by a panel that tackled the
issue of teaching evolution in the public
schools. Dr. Edward B. Davis, distinguished
professor of the history of science, Messiah
College; Donald Drenner, science teacher,
Manheim Township High School; Dr.
Jefi&ey Robbins, assistant professor of religion
and philosophy, LVC; and Dr. Luke Huggins,
assistant professor of biology, LVC, served
One of the world's most eminent theorists
on evolution was on hand in February to
explain how patterns in the fossil records
track evolution. Paleontologist Dr. Niles
Eldredge, curator-in-chief. Hall of
Biodiversity, American Museum of Natural
History, answered the question. What Drives
Evolution? The first speaker to address the
medical ethics issue was Dr. Sheldon Zink,
a medical anthropologist at the University
of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics. Langdon
Wmner, who The Wall Street Journal hails as
"the leading academic on the politics of
technology," 'vas on campus to discuss. Are
Humans Obsolete? The colloquium concluded
with a panel discussion, Manipulating the
Human Then and Now: Lessons of Nazi
Eugenics. Dr. Eric Bain-Selbo, LVC chair of
religion and philosophy, chaired the panel.
Panelists were Dr. Geoffrey Cocks, history
professor, Albion College, Michigan; Dr.
Jack Fischel, emeritus history professor,
Millersville University; and Dr. Stephen
MacDonald, vice president for academic affairs
and dean of the feculty, LVC.
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the more they stay the same.
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Alumni and Athletic Reunion
Fairview Golf Course
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
College Book Store Open
Lower Level, Mund College Center
11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Faust Lounge, Mund College Center
Under the Tent, Social Quad
Luncheon for Dr. June E. Herr
West Dining Room
♦ ALUMNI COLLEGE SESSION I:
"Cutting Edge Technology —
Novel Methods for Detecting and
Ikansmitting Physiological Data"
(Dr. Robert E. Harbaugti 74)
Miller Chapel, Room 101
♦ ALUMNI COLLEGE SESSION II:
"Learning Assessment for
College Students Who 'Struggle"*
(Dr. David Thompson '65)
Miiler Chapel, Room 101
♦ ALUMNI COLLEGE SESSION III:
"Lessons Learned ftom 9/11'
(Dr. Nancy Fenstermacher '61)
Miller (Jiapel, Room 101
♦ ALUMNI COLLEGE SESSION IV:
"It's Not Just Chicken Feed"
(Robert Brill '63)
Miller Chapel, Room 101
Under the Tent, Social Quad
Alumni and Student Jazz Band
Lutz Hall, Blair Music Center
Under the Tent, Social Quad
Saturday june 12
8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Faust Lounge, Mund College Centa'
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
College Bookstore Open
Lower Level, Mund College Center
Class of '54 Breakfest
West Dining Room, Mund College
Meet in front of Mund College Center
Class Photos for '44 and '49
Gazebo on Social Quad located
beside Mund College Center
Awards Ceremony and
Leedy Theater, Mund College Center
Carmean Society Annual
West Dining Room, Mund College
AlhAlumnl BBQ Lunch
Under the Tent, Social Quad
Class Photographs for '59, '64,
'69, '74, '79, '84
Gazebo on Social Quad located
beside Mund College Center
♦ ALUMNI COLLEGE SESSION V:
"Critters Beyond Your Backdoor"
(Jack Hubley '73)
Miller Ompel, Room 101
Alumni Baseball Game
Meet in /rant of Mund College Center
Class of '54
Receptkm and Dinner
Under the Tent, Social Quad
West Dining Room, Mund College
Concert by Alumni Chorale of
Lebanon Valley: 25th
Lutz Hall, Blair Music Center
9 p.m.-lO p.m.
Under the Tent, Social Quad
Checkout and Key Drop-off
Lobby, Mund College Center
AnnviJIe United Methodist Church
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