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Dr. Stephen C. MacDonald, 

LVC \ice president for academic affairs and dean of 
the faculty since 1998, was recently named as the 

Colleges 17th president by a 

unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees. I 



Dr. MacDonald's inauguration will take 



place during the weekend of April 29-30. 2005. 
please mark your calendars. Visit the College 
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Vol. 22 Number 1 

Editor: 

Dr. Tom Hanrahan 

Writers: 

Jasmine Ammons Bucher '97 

Lauren McCartney Cusick 

Tim Flynn 05 

Mary Beth Hower 

Howard Kolus 

Randy Maynard 

Ann Hess Myers 

Cindy Progin '04 & Class Notes 

Stephen Trapnell '90 

Gino Trosa '06 

Dr. Susan Verhoek 

Barbara West '98 

Designer: 

Tom Castanzo 

Morehouse Communications 

Production Manager: 
Kelly Alsedek 

Photography: 

Jasmine Ammons Bucher '97 

John T Consoli 

Bill Dowiing 

Tim Flynn '05 

Matt Grim '06 

Nick Kelsh 

Kreider Family 

Randy Maynard 

Alan Wycheck 

YVC Archives 

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Lebanon Valley College 
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Annville, PA 17003-1400 
Phone: 717-867-6031 
Fax: 717-867-6035 
E-mail: hanrahan@lvc.edu 

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

The Valley is produced approximately 
five months in advance of when it 
is received by its readership. Class Notes 
news received after production has 
begun will be included in the 
next issue of the magazine. 



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Lebanon Valley College Magazine ^ 



Fall 2004 



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2 The Science of Crime 

LVC science graduates are known worldwide for 
their accomplishments. Read how these alumni 
help make the world a safer place. 

by Mary Beth Hower 

10 Capital Classrooms 

Berlin, Tbilisi, London, Madrid, and beyond — 
Our graduates live around the globe. Four gradiuites 
have extended their international interest into 
neiv homes. 

by Stephen Trapnell '90 

16 Historical Connections 

You were either born a Kreider, married a Kreider, 
or worked for a Kreider The history of Lebanon 
Valley College is tightly linked with this 
prominent family. 

by Barbara West '98 




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Departments 

20 Class News & Notes 
36 Valley Ne-ws 




On the Cover: 

Sherry Etter Brown '77 helped solve the case of the Boston 
Strangler — or did she? She is just one of several LVC alumni 
involved in The Science of Crime. 



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PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN T. CONSOLI AND NICK KELSH 



or SHERRY ETTER BROWN 77, it was the 

thrill of the who-done-it along with a love 
of science that made a career in forensics 
so appealing. After earning a master's 
degree in forensic chemistry at the 
University of Pittsburgh in 1978, she took 
a job with the New Jersey State Police 
Crime Lab System. There, she worked in 
the biochemistry unit, handling cases 
containing blood or other bodily fluids, 
hairs, or fibers, and became an expert witness for the state. 
When her husband, DR. MICHAEL E. BROWN 78, finished his 
studies at Temple Medical School and accepted a residency in 
York, she made a move too, leaving the laboratory behind to 
take on a teaching position at York College of Pennsylvania. She 
now serves as forensic chemistry and criminalistics coordinator 
at York College, having helped to start the criminalistics program 
in the fall of 1980. 



Brown enjoys her role as an educator and plans to remain in 
academia, but she still dabbles in the hands-on, investigative 
side of forensics by working as part of an exhumation team. 
The job keeps her current in the field and also results in some 
pretty interesting stories for the classroom. Take, for instance, 
the time she helped to analyze the DNA of Albert DeSalvo, the 
Boston Strangler. DeSalvo's family, along with the family of 
Mary Sullivan, his alleged last victim, both had doubts that 
Sullivan's death was truly brought about by DeSalvo, so attorneys 
had the bodies of DeSalvo and Sullivan exhumed. Brown's team 
worked to see if DNA drawn from his bone marrow matched 
that of the fluid found on the girl. Eerily, the DNA from the 
fluid did not match that of DeSalvo. "Who killed her?" asks 
Brown. "Even though the killing stopped when DeSalvo went 
to prison, and he proclaimed to be the Boston Strangler while 
in jail, he was stabbed to death and never made it to trial." 
Theories about DeSalvo's innocence or guilt continue to be a 
topic of debate. 



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sherry Etter Brown '77 helped to 
analyze the DNA of the Boston 
Strangler. 




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Brown's experiences in forensics will 
soon appear in a book she will write with 
colleague Larry Miller, a county coroner 
and professor of criminal justice at East 
Tennessee State University. Roxbury 
Press in California put out a request for a 
nonscientific book on evidence, so the 
two sent in chapter oudines, a prospectus, 
and some writing samples. The book, 
scheduled tor release in 2006, will 
cover everything from footwear and 
tire impressions to fire and explosive 
evidence. 

When it comes to Hollywood's 
portrayal of forensic scientists. Brown 
says there is some truth to be found in 
shows such as CSI, but that the nature of 
the job is definitely overplayed for dramatic 
purposes. "I've never carried a gun or 
interviewed witnesses without their 
attorneys present," she says. "There is a 



lot of truth to the things they do; however, 
it just doesn't happen in the same time 
frame. Evidence may sit in a vault for 
months." Also, the job can be thankless. 
"I went to court many, many times in 
New Jersey. Only one time did I get a 
thank-you note from a prosecuting attorney 
that said, 'Thank you, we were able to 
obtain a conviction because of the evidence 
you presented.'" 

If she were asked years ago about the 
toughest part of forensic science. Brown 
would have said staying abreast of new 
technology, especially in the DNA field. 
"Now it's the ethics. You keep hearing 
reports of chemists falsifying reports 
and committing perjury," she says. 
"You can't play judge and jury with the 
evidence; just report the facts. Integrity 
is everything." 



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As a 2002 graduate, NATHAN HIMES 

might not have decades of experience in 
the forensic sciences, but the time he has 
spent in the field is enough to convince 
him that he's found a perfect career 
match. As a forensic lab specialist for the 
Virginia Division of Forensic Science, 
Himes handles all types of biological 
evidence removed from crime scenes, 
from blood and hair to sweat taken from 
the brow of a hat. "I take all the evidence 
and make sure it's dried down, thereby 
preserving the DNA and enabling future 
analysis," says Himes. It's a vital task, 
since some DNA samples can sit in a 
vault for six to eight months. 



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"Sometimes I can see a story on 
the evening news and know 
what I'll have on my desk at 
work the next day. " 

NATHAN HinES '02 



moving into the role of an examiner in 
the future. In his current position, he 
doesn't have as much responsibility for 
analysis. As an examiner, he would be 
able to take a case the whole way 
through; from obtaining DNA 
and coming up with DNA profiles, to 
matching victims with suspects, to 
drawing conclusions from the evidence. 

In addition to his LVC degree in biology 
with a chemistry minor, Himes also 
holds a master's of forensic science degree 
with a concentration in forensic molecular 
biology from The George Washington 
University. To move closer toward his 
goal of becoming an examiner, he is 
currently spending a year at the Virginia 
Institute of Forensic Science and 
Medicine, where he received a DNA 
Fellowship. He'll receive hands-on training 
in serology and DNA analysis, and 
participate in mock trials, preparing him 
to testify in court, a task that he'd face 
on a regular basis as an examiner. After 
completing the program, he will be a 



qualified DNA examiner in the 
Commonwealth of Virginia. In addition, 
he will have a guaranteed job for six 
months with the Virginia Division of 
Forensic Science under a grant secured 
from the National Institute of Justice for 
DNA caseload reduction. 



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A number of Lebanon Valley graduates 
are working with the Pennsylvania State 
Police to piece together the clues left 
behind at crime scenes. JENnlFER 
METHNER, a 1999 biochemistry graduate, 
worked at Harrisburg Hospital processing 
blood and tissue samples before successfully 
compleung the civil service exam that 

Sherry Etter Brown '77 analyzes fingerprints in 
her Lib at York College. 



The variety of cases, ranging from 
murder and rape to property crimes, 
keep Himes' days interesting. The large 
coverage area that his division serves — 
spanning from the West Virginia/ 
Virginia border to the Washington, 
D.C., metro area and the State of 
Maryland — assures that he's kept busy. 
"Sometimes I can see a story on the 
evening news and know what I'll have on 
my desk at work the next day," he says. 

Continually facing the aftermath of 
crime is not easy, but Himes maintains that 
for forensic scientists it's very important to 
remain neutral and not to get emotionally 
involved in any of the cases. "We are 
finders of facts," he says. "Our job is to 
look through the evidence and determine 
truth." 

His favorite part of the profession is 
collaborating with law enforcement and 
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enabled her to land a position as a forensic 
scientist with the state police. For 
Methner, finding something unexpected 
in a case, something that can help an 
investigator, is very gratifying. One of 
her biggest cases was a double homicide 
where a son killed his parents. Over 150 
items were submitted as evidence. The 
unexpected twist — finding DNA fiom a 
fourth person — enabled investigators to 
determine that the son wasn't alone in 
the murders; he had an accomplice. The 
evidence led to the discovery and conviction 
of one of the son's friends. 

MELISSA MORGAN LENAHAN '97 

joined the Pennsylvania State Police in 
2000 and works with Methner in the 
serology (study of blood and other bodily 
fluids) section in the Harrisburg Crime 
Lab. Earlier, Morgan Lenahan worked in 
quality assurance with ASK Foods Inc. 
in Palmyta, then at the Penn State 
University College of Medicine in 
Hershey, in the department of biochemistry 
and molecular biology. "I love science 
and the challenge of piecing together 
evidence to help solve a crime," says 
Morgan Lenahan. "I'm never bored 
because there's so much variety. You may 
be performing the same task, but it's 
never under the same circumstances." 



After earning a master's degree in 
chemistry from The Pennsylvania State 
University, DONALD BLOSER 71 worked as 
a carpenter for six years, then landed a 
position in 1980 with the Pennsylvania 
State Police's Erie laboratory. He began 
in the drug identification section, 
switched to the serology section in 1982, 
and transferred to Harrisburg in 1984. 
In 1999, he was promoted to supervisor 
of the serology section in the Harrisburg 
laboratory and, in 2002, was promoted to 
his current administrative role as assistant 
director of the scientific services division. 

The Pennsylvania State Police Crime 
Laboratory employs some 190 people, 65 
of whom work in the Harrisburg 
Regional Laboratory. It has three divisions: 
quality management; investigation and 
operational support (which is staffed 
mostly by enlisted personnel, who handle 
ballistics, documents, APIS, and latent 
prints); and scientific services. This last 
division, which is the largest section and 
is staffed entirely by civilians, includes 
drug identification, trace evidence, serology, 
and DNA. Apart from Allegheny County 
and Philadelphia, which have their own 
labs, casework can cover the entire state, 
and range from rape and homicide to 
arson, burglary, and forgery. In all. 



THE MOST DIFFICULT PART OF THE JOB IS 
"WHEN THERE IS NO PERTINENT EVIDENCE 
TO HELP SOLVE A CASE-" 



The most difficult part of the job, she says, 
is "when there is no pertinent evidence to 
help solve a case. You wish you could 
find something, but you can't." Another 
challenging aspect can be testifying in 
court, co-worker Methner agrees, a task 
that, though difficult, can be viewed as a 
teaching opportunity. "It's a way to get 
people on the jury to fiiUy understand 
what we do and to explain the significance 
of what's found at a crime scene," says 
Morgan Lenahan. 



there are currently five known LVC 
graduates working for the Pennsylvania 
State Police in the crime laboratory, 

including ANN CALHOON WAGNER '80, m 

the Harrisburg lab, and DANIEL NEVER '95, 

who is stationed in Bethlehem. 

Bloser admits that changes in technology 
are making the work of forensic scientists 
less tedious. "The equipment for doing 
drug identification is so much more 
sophisticated, advanced, and user-friendly," 
he says. Also, DNA retrieved at a crime 



scene now can be run through a database 
to see if it matches any individuals in the 
state who have had prior convictions. 
"You can work a case where there is no 
suspect, but find DNA evidence and still 
make a match through the database," he 
says. "It's very satisfying to be able to get 
someone off the streets who wouldn't be 
found otherwise." 




DAVID FLOHR 76 might have chosen a 
different career had he not heard an 
impromptu talk on campus given by 

LINDA FREED EBRIGHT 75. When she 

spoke about her graduate studies in the 
forensic science department at the 
University of Pittsburgh, he was hooked. 
After following Ebright's path to Pitt, 
where he earned a master's degree in 
forensic chemistry, Flohr has spent more 
than 27 years solving crimes in the mili- 
tary. He is a forensic chemist, working in 
the Trace Evidence Division at the U.S. 
Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory 
near Atlanta. As a trace evidence analyst, 
his work involves the collection and 
examination of fibers, paint, glass, soil, 
and explosives evidence. "You have to be 
creative, know your chemistry, keep up 
with current manufacturing trends, and 
keep in contact with those in your field," 
says Flohr. "It's the search, the hunt for 
clues, that keeps this job exciting. The 
nuances in each case — the what, where, 
and how — make each case unique and 
therefore interesting. " 

Flohr explains that every branch of 
the military has an investigative arm: 
The U.S. Army Criminal Investigative 
Division for the Army; Naval Criminal 
Investigative Service for the Navy and 
Marines; and Air Force Office of Special 
Investigations for the Air Force. The cases 



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he covers either take place on military bases 
or are directly associated with military 
members. The adjudication of military 
cases is almost exclusively by military 
courts under the Uniform Code of 
Military Justice, with each aspect of the 
military court system mirroring that of a 
civilian court system. Although he works 
for the Army Crime Lab, the laboratory 
receives evidence and forensic examination 
requests from all branches of the military. 
As a result, Flohr's work may involve 
evidence from a crime that occurred on 
a Navy/Marine, Air Force, or Army base, 
and his investigations take him all over 
the globe, from a pipe bombing on an 



Army base in Italy, to a shooting on Pearl 
Harbor Naval Base in Hawaii, to a 
bludgeoning on an Air Force base in 
California. 

Flohr sees the forensic scientist as 
someone who not only performs analytical 
work in the laboratory, but who also 
takes a deeper look at each case. "Does 
the crime scene require that additional 
examinations be performed — beyond 
those that were requested? What about 
the crime scene images, the evidence 
submitted, or the facts surrounding the 



crime — do they need a second look? 
In addition, there are times when it is 
necessary to reconstruct crime scenes 
before, or in conjunction with, the 
laboratory examinations." 

During one attempted murder case in 
which 15 parachutes had been cut, Flohr 
examined the parachutes and determined 
an alternate theory of how the suspect(s) 
could have breached the packed parachutes 
and cut the lines, although no damage 
was noted the day of the scheduled 
jump. Though Flohr's alternate theory 
contradicted the initial investigators', it 
led the laboratory examiners to focus on 
specific portions of the parachutes. 
Ultimately, his efforts left the jury with one 
conclusion: the suspect, who was not on 
record for having packed the parachutes, 
was the one who had sabotaged and 
re-packed the damaged 
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In addition, the evidence did not 
substantiate allegations that another 
individual was the "actual" perpetrator 
of the crime. "This case highlights the fact 
that forensic examinations not only assist 
a jury in determining guilt 'beyond a 
reasonable doubt,' but that those same 
examinations may be used to exonerate 
other possible suspects," explains Flohr. 

Successfial casework comes down to a 
number of things: "Performing an effective 
collection of the items of evidence in the 
field; handling the evidence properly in 
the lab so as not to cross-contaminate 
or otherwise jeopardize the integrity of 
the evidence; effectively collecting and 
examining the "trace evidence" in the 



lab; writing a clear and concise report so 
that the findings and their significance 
are easily understood; and, when necessary, 
putting the analytical procedures, findings, 
and significance into layman's terms 
when you are called upon to testify as an 
expert witness." 

For a trace evidence analyst, the clues 
are "found in the dust." Vitally important 
aspects of Flohr's work are knowing 
about polarized light and electron 
microscopy, microscopic techniques, and 
small particle manipulation. Flohr often 
takes courses at the McCrone Research 
Institute in Chicago, a nonprofit organi- 
zation dedicated to teaching and research 
in applied microscopy. 



"I have a job that I enjoy and am 
blessed to have, " says Flohr, who often 
talks with area students who have questions 
about careers in forensic science. "They 
all want to know things like: 'How do 
you actually compare fibers?' 'What was 
the most interesting case you've worked?' 
'What's it like to testify in court?'" He's 
eager to share his experience with anyone 
because he can clearly remember the day 
at Lebanon Valley when one person did 
the same for him, introducing him to a 
nontraditional field of chemistry that 
became his life's work. 

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



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The Great Expectations Science Initiative 




dvances in teaching have made it clear that the best way to teach science is to engage 
students immediately in the actual "doing" of science. LVC faculty have been at the 
. forefront of this movement, vi^hich explains why LVC has a higher-than-average number of 
science majors in each of its graduating classes. However, Garber Science Center was constructed in 
the early 1980s, before the technology revolution, and at a time when enrollment hovered around 
1,000 students, rather than at the over 1,500 of today. 

The Great Expectations Science Initiative will fund a complete transformation of Garber into a 
state-of-the-art undergraduate science facility. An innovative design will support greater opportuni- 
ties for faculty and students to collaboratively pursue a research agenda that is becoming the hall- 
mark of leading undergraduate science programs in the United States. 

The Departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics will continue to call Garber home. The 
Psychology Department will move to expanded spaces in the newly revitalized Lynch Memorial 



Hall, while retaining close ties with colleagues in Garber. 



The new facility will feature "smart" technology-enabled teaching laboratories contiguous to smaller 
student/faculty research labs and faculty offices. Space will be created for emerging new fields, such 
as psychobiology and computational physics. The design of the building will include a varied and 
interesting arrangement of windows, providing natural light to offices, laboratories, and classrooms. 

For information about the Great Expectations Campaign, please visit www.lvc.edu/campaign. 



GREAT EXPECTATIONS 



Great Expectations as of August 31, 2004 

Gifts to Date 

Capital Construction $18,356,109 



Endowment $14,191,497 



Current Operations $ 9,713,414 



*Total Campaign Contributions $43,939,561 

* including gifts to all purposes 



Campaign Goal 
$25,325,000 



$12,675,000 



$12,000,000 



$50,000,000 




LVC Alumni Live, Work, 
and Learn around the World 




BY STEPHEN TRAPNELL '90 



In London, 



a retired teacher is poised to visit 
settings that serve as the backdrop for well-known literary 
works. In Berlin, a librarian explores the field of electronic 
research, preparing to train his colleagues across Europe. In 
Madrid, a consultant readies a course for instructors who will 
teach English as a second language. In the Georgian capital 
of Tbilisi, a freelance journalist files stories about a nation 
reinventing itself. 



In Annville, at some point in the last 
half century, each of these people found 
a home and an education. Karen 
Bachant Sellars '66, Paul S. Ulrich 
'66, Rebecca C. Caspar '89, and 
Natalia Antelava '02 are among the 
many Lebanon Valley College alumni 
who live and work around the world. 
LVC graduates can be found on six of 
the seven continents. The lone excep- 
tion is Antarctica — but as ice hockey 
alums join the ranks, perhaps that will 
change. 

Many Valley graduates, like the four 
profiled here, have emigrated to 
national capitals. There, they develop 
fluency in language and an appreciation 
of culture that no mere visitor is likely 
to achieve. 

However, they retain a degree of 
separation from the citizens around 
them. In a sense, they are still students, 
and their curriculum is the surrounding 
culture. They've moved from small 
classrooms clustered in Annville to 
bustling capital "classrooms" scattered 
around the globe. 



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Rather than existing simply in the 
pages of books, the settings of historical 
events and literature surround Karen 
Bachant Sellars, who taught at The 



American School in London for more 
than 35 years. 

"I have been on 'The Cobb' in 
Lyme Regis, where [John Fowles'] 
French lieutenant's woman gazed out 
to sea and where the heroine of Jane 
Austen's Persuasion tripped," she said. 
"I have been to the house used by 
Charlotte Bronte as a model for 
Thornfield in ]ane Eyre. 

"Every holiday you can go 
somewhere really different, " said 
Sellars, who has skied in the Alps 
and hitchhiked across Europe. 

Sellars graduated from LVC in 
1 966 as an elementary education 
major. While traveling in Europe, 
she took a job at an English primary 
school near Birmingham. After 
working there for a year, she briefly 



returned to the United States to teach 
in Massachusetts before joining the 
staff of The American School. 

She taught middle school math and 
science, working with students in third 
through eighth grades. Sellars recalls 
some of the school's celebrity students, 
including actor Sam Robards (the son 
of Lauren Bacall and Jason Robards) 
and Julie Andrews' daughter, among 
others. 

When Sellars retired recently, a 
middle school award was named for 
her: the Karen Sellars' Courage of 
Convictions Award. 

"I often said things that nobody 
else dared to say, or I followed through 
on what I believed in, " Sellars said, 
adding that LVC classmates may 
remember her as a "rebellious " type. 



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The American School presents the award to 
students who display a dedication to their 
beliefs, even when they may not be popular. 

Sellars said many of her English 
neighbors "are really quite accepting of 
all different sorts of people. I welcome 
the way the British have of letting 
everybody be." 

One of a set of triplets who attended 
Lebanon Valley, Sellars travels periodically 
for reunions with sisters Janet (now in 
New York City) and Nancy (near 
Seattle). Sellars acknowledged that this is 
no small feat for someone who doesn't 
like flying. "I have sailed the Atlantic at 
least 20 times!" 



While working in Germany, Paul 
Ulrich has witnessed historic events like 
the fall of the Berlin Wall. Today, he helps 
guide libraries across Europe toward the 
fiiture by training his colleagues in 
computerized research. 

A 1 966 graduate of Lebanon Valley, 
Ulrich majored in English and German. 
His German professor. Dr. Hilda 
Damus, helped him land a teaching job 
at Schiller College near Stuttgart. There 
he developed a theater program, which 
later moved to Berlin. 

Ulrich earned a degree in library science 
from the Free University in West Berlin 
in 1976 and began working for the 
America Memorial Library, now part of 
the Berlin Central and Regional Library. 

Working in the Information Services 
Department, he is responsible for the 
CD-ROM network, developing new 
methods of research with electronic 
resources and establishing international 
ties to other libraries. He trains librarians 
throughout Europe in the use of electronic 
resources. 

Ulrich remembers the reunification of 
East and West Berlin as "one of the 
wildest and most exhilarating experiences 
I have ever had." His library is about 
four blocks from Checkpoint Charlie. 
After the Berlin Wall opened, the library 




"was overrun with people from East Berlin 
coming to get free access to literature," 
Ulrich said. One man returned books he 
borrowed 25 years earlier. 

The only American on staff at the 
library, Ulrich said his accent and grammar 
make it clear to Germans that he is not a 
native. "I have a huge vocabulary. I 
understand almost everything, but I 
open my mouth, and I'm an American." 

Living in a foreign country, Ulrich 
said, is the only way to really understand 
another culture; it's an education you 
can't master by learning a language or 
traveling. "You really begin to learn to 
think and understand why people do the 
things they do," he said. "It's also a very 
good way of understanding yourself as an 
American." 

Ulrich researches German-language 
theater in the 1 9th century and has 
published extensively, including producing 



the Biographical Index for Theatre, Dance 
and Music Master Index of German-langiMge 
Biographical Directories and Yearbooks. He 
is editor of the SIBMAS International 
Directory of Performing Arts Collections 
and Institutions. 

Ulrich's history with LVC goes back 
generations; his maternal grandparents 
taught at the school (Dr. Andrew 
Bender, chair and professor of chemistry, 
and Ruth Engle Bender, professor of 
music and head of the Conservatory). 
His parents, Paul T. Ulrich '38 and 
Elizabeth Bender Ulrich '38, and uncle, 
William L. Bender '40, are also graduates. 



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"Living abroad isn't just about living 
in another country and speaking another 
language," said Rebecca Caspar. "It's 
about learning to see and understand the 



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world from a viewpoint that isn't 
American. It's about developing an 
appreciation for and a critical under- 
standing of your own culture from an 
outside perspective. It's about being an 
ambassador for your country.' 

For Caspar, who moved to Madrid in 
2001, it was also about completing basic 
requirements, like earning a driver's 
license in Spain. "It was a slap in the face 
to someone who had been driving for 16 
years in the U.S.A.," she said. "However, 
passing the written exam was a huge 
success for me, as I was doing it in a 
second language — and only got one 
question wrong!" 



Years earlier, when she was a psychology 
and Spanish major at LVC, Caspar spent 
her junior year in Madrid and Valencia, 
Spain. After graduating, she worked in 
fimd-raising for social service agencies 
and public television in the United States 
and vacationed regularly in Spain. There, 
she met her husband. Angel deAvila 
Gallego, and moved to Madrid. 

Caspar taught English for a private 
academy, then foimded IberEnglish 
Language Partners, an English-language 
consulting agency. It offers translation, 
proofreading/copy writing and interpreting 
services, and English-language training 
courses. 



Caspar has worked with executives 
from various multinational companies, 
including Volvo, Vodafone, and 
Citibank. She also developed a TEFL 
(Teaching English as a Foreign Language) 
certificate program to prepare people to 
teach English abroad. 

"The concept of traveling the world 
while teaching English is a popular one 
among recent college graduates or those 
more adventurous, " Caspar said. 

She encourages college students 
majoring in a foreign language to spend 
a full year abroad, because in the second 
semester they can more fiilly use the skills 
they acquired during the first semester. 




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"A person, when removed from all 
things familiar, really discovers his or her 
resiliency and what he or she is really 
made of" she said. "Living abroad fosters 
a greater sense of independence. You learn 
to investigate and ask questions .... 
Your problem-solving skills become 
stronger. It also fosters a deeper level of 
compassion. When you are in the 'minor- 
ity role,' so to speak, the outsider, the 
immigrant, the one who is ignorant of 
local customs, you develop a greater 
compassion for those who are in your 
same situation." 



For Natalia Antelava, working abroad 
has also been a homecoming. A native of 
Tbilisi, Georgia, she came to LVC as an 
international student and spent five years 
studying and working in the United States 
and elsewhere before returning to her 
home city as a freelance journalist. 

At Lebanon Valley, Antelava had an 
individualized major in international 
relations and a double minor in French 
and mass communications. "There were 
professors at LVC who really taught me 
how to think," she said, specifically 
mentioning Dr. Donald Byrne, professor 



of religion and history, and Dr. John 
Norton, professor of political science. 
Antelava also credited the late President 
John Synodinos with helping to teach 
her the value of human relations. 

While at LVC, she studied abroad in 
England and on a Rotary Ambassadorial 
Scholarship in Senegal. "The U.S. was 
my first international experience. The 
U.S. was my first gateway," she said. "It 
made me more flexible, and it made it 
easier for me to adjust to other places, 
even though they were distinctly different 
from the United States." 

Antelava counsels students who study 
abroad to "listen first, then judge. Pretend 
to be a little kid and soak in the experi- 
ence .... You'll find that the whole 
world can be your home." 

After graduating in May 2002, she 
worked for the summer as a producer at 
the BBC's Washington bureau before 
returning to Georgia. 

"In many ways, it felt like going to a 
new place once again," she said. "I knew 
that with all that was happening in the 
region, Georgia coiJd have been the perfect 
place to start a serious international 
journalistic career." 

There, she works as a BBC correspon- 
dent, filing stories for radio, television. 



and online media. Antelava has written 
articles for the Guardian in the United 
Kingdom, Washington Times, Forbes 
magazine, and Time Europe. Last year, her 
article "Precarious Pipeline" in Forbes was 
a runner-up for a best business journalism 
award. She also works on documentaries. 

Much of her work focuses on 
Georgia, although she also writes about 
Armenia and Azerbaijan. One of her 
most exciting projects was covering 
Georgia's Rose Revolution and the 
ousting of former President Eduard 
Shevardnadze. 

After studying and working in the 
United States, Europe, and Africa, and 
then returning home, Antelava said, 
"Living abroad is valuable whether you 
are American, French, Georgian, or 
Somalian. It's not about getting out of 
the United States, but getting out of 
your sheltered community and your 
world and realizing that there is a bigger 
and more wonderful world out there." 

Stephen Trapnell '90 Is a corporate 
communications specialist for D&E 
Communications, Inc.; a journalism 
Instructor at Eiizabethtown College; and 
a freelance writer in Lancaster County. 



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Although Annville is readily acknowledged 
as a college town, the home of Lebanon 
Valley College could also be considered 
Kreider country. The history of Lebanon 
Valley College is tightly ■ 
inked with this prominent 
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The Kreiders were one oF the most 
respected and well known of Lebanon 
Count)" families, particularly in Annville. 
Their achievements in business, banking, 
industf)', publishing, politics, education, and 
communit)' development figure prominently 
in the histor)' of the Lebanon Valley. Their | 
weddings were the social events of the season, 
and the guest lists read like a Who's Who 
directory of the count)''s social elite. 

David Kreider Jr. "was one of five owners 

of the former Annville Academy, which stood 

on the site of present-day LVC," according to 

the five Kreider brothers Anne Shroyer Shemeta '51, who with Fran 

linked to the history of Shroyer Bova '54, is a great-granddaughter 

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tvere closely linked to the history of 
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Although the academy was sold and 
then donated to the United Brethren 
Church, Kreider retained an interest in 
a school of higher learning in Annville. 
When Lebanon Valley College was 
organized in 1866, he served as a charter 
trustee, serving from 1867 to 1887. 
Throughout his lifetime, he remained 
loyal to LVC in good times and bad. 

"He was one of the early benefactors 
of the College," Shemeta said. "I recall 
hearing my father talk about the times 
his grandfather helped to bail the 
College out during money crunches. 
David's older brother, Andrew, and 
half-brother, Aaron S., also contributed 
necessary funding to keep the struggling 
College's doors open." 

For many descendants of David 
Kreider Jr. and his brothers, Joseph 
H., Henry H., Andrew, and Aaron S., 
the College campus was home. Lebanon 
Valley College was an extension of the 
neighborhood. 

"Living across the street from LVC 
was a great place to grow up," Bova 
revealed. 

Shemeta agreed, adding, "We felt a 
part of the College family, and we knew 
virtually everyone on campus. We 
babysat for professors' children, sang in 
the church choir with them and their 
families — there was daily interaction." 

The daughters of David Kreider 
Shroyer '26 and Frances Long '28, 
Shemeta and Bova were raised in the 
heart of campus life. Located on 
Sheridan Avenue in the home built by 
their great-grandfather, their home is 
now the Shroyer Health Center. 
Kreider, who had taken over 
his father's mill located along the 
Quittapahilla Creek, built the Sheridan 
Avenue residence as his "in-town" 
home. 

"The campus was a continuation 
of our neighborhood," Shemeta said. 
"As youngsters, we had much fun roller 
skating, riding our bicycles, skiing 
down the hill behind the mens' dorm, 




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Frances Long '28 (center, back), the mother of Anne Shroyer Shemeta '51 and Frati Shroyer Bova '54, 
was LVC May Day Queen in 1928. 



and sitting on the fire escape outside 
Engle Hall, listening to the recitals and 
concerts." 

You couldn't live in Lebanon 
County or attend Lebanon Valley 
College without bumping into at least 
one Kreider. The local saying, "You 
were either born a Kreider, married a 
Kreider, or worked for a Kreider," 
certainly rang true at LVC. 

The Kreider family also owned 
many of the homes and businesses 
surrounding the College. On campus. 



there were Kreider trustees, Kreider 
graduates, Kreider administrators, and 
Kreider students in the classrooms. 

Small wonder that the LVC campus 
was the setting for a number of Kreider 
courtships. 

Shemeta's and Bova's grandparents, 
parents, and uncle met their fiiture 
spouses on campus, as did their sister, 
Lois Shroyer Smith '65. 

One of the most notable ceremonies 
took place on Nov. 8, 1903. The 
nuptials of their grandparents, 



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LUlian G. Kreider 1900 and the 
Rev. Dr. Alvin Edgar Shroyer 1900, 

appeared on the front page of the 
Lebanon Daily News. 

College President Hervin Roop 
married the Rev. Shroyer, a United 
Brethren minister and a LVC professor 
of Greek, Hebrew, philosophy, and 
religion, and his bride in the living 
room of 83 Sheridan Ave. Anna E. 
Kreider 1900, Lillian's first cousin, 
played the organ. 

"I'm not sure how they fit so many 
people into that house," Shemeta con- 
fessed. 

The Kreider's comfortable Sheridan 
Avenue home had a wide, inviting front 
porch, the perfect place to pull up a 
rocker, sit back, and enjoy the music 
emanating from Engle Hall. 

Because of the residence's close 
proximity to the campus, it wasn't 
surprising that undergrads sometimes 
mistook the residence for campus 
housing. 

"In those days the doors were never 
locked," Bova explained. "I remember 
one fellow walked in and just sat down 
on the sofa. He looked over at my 
father, who was sitting in his chair, and 
asked, 'Isn't this a dorm?'" 

Shemeta and her sisters took part in 
many of the College activities, such as 
the annual May Day celebration. 

"May Day used to be big on campus," 
Bova explained. "I was 6, and my brother 
David was 5 when, with neighbor 
Alberta Bamhart, we were in the May 
Day Court back in 1938." Previously, 
in 1934, Shemeta, along with 'Virginia 
Wagner (Wagner House) Curfman, 
wife of Dr. George Curfman '53, 
professor emeritus of music education, 
was a flower girl. In 1928, their mother 
was chosen LVC's May Day Queen. 

Both women said their years as LVC 
undergraduates were equally memorable. 
With fond nostalgia, Anne remembered 
Delphian days. Glee Club tours, acting 
in Wig and Buckle plays, and singing 



with the College dance band and Don 
Trostle's Musical Owls. "LVC was a 
wonderful experience," she recalled. 
"My senior voice recital was a special 
thrill, because Professor Alexander 
Crawford promised that he would 
make a singer out of me." 

Then there was the Sadie Hawkins 
Dance where Lou Sorrentino '54 had 
his first date with his future bride. Rose 
Hollinger Sorrentino '54. "Rosie picked 
him up and then stayed over at my 
house that night," Bova recalled. Bova, a 
Delphian and cheerleader, played varsity 
basketball and sang in the Glee Club. 



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either born a 

Kjreider, married 

a Kreider, or 

worked for a 



Kreider." 



Reminders of the Kreider influence 
on the growth and development of 
Lebanon Valley College are still present — 
Silver Hall, once the site of Joseph 
Kreider's home; Kreiderheim, the former 
home of Gideon Kreider; Centre Hall, 
the former home of Paul Kreider; and 
Derickson Hall, a converted factory 
where Andrew R. Kreider and his 
brother Edwin manufactured women's 
hosiery. On the outskirts of campus are 
several former Kreider family homes, 
many restored to their former glory. 
Last but not least is the North College 
Avenue home, now the North College 
Residence Hall, where Shemeta's and 
Bova's grandfather, the Rev. Dr. Shroyer, 
raised his family. 

One of their most notable boarders was 
none other than fiiture LVC President 



Clyde Lynch '18, who lived there as an 
undergraduate, Shemeta explained. 

"President Lynch once told me that 
my grandfather had been influential in 
his decision to enter the ministry." 

Although Shemeta and her husband, 
Joe Shemeta '52, moved to 
Wilmington, Del., for their jobs, their 
daughter, Susan Stachelczyk, developed 
an attachment to the LVC campus 
while visiting her grandparents and 
hearing college stories of three generations. 

"I just loved visiting Nana and 
Grandpa. The campus was our play- 
ground," Stachelczyk explained. "We 
used to sneak over to the dorms and 
peek in windows when we were kids." 

Family photos reflected how closely 
the College figured into everyday life. 

"We always had a family photo 
taken on the 'Conserve' steps, where 
the music building is today, dressed in 
our Sunday best," added Stachelczyk, 
who attended LVC from 1972 to 1974 
before transferring to the University of 
Delaware to pursue a textile major not 
offered at LVC. 

"I was heartbroken to leave LVC. 
It's the family school," she admitted, 
adding that she still keeps in touch with 
many of her LVC friends. "I forged 
friendships that have lasted for 25 years." 

The LVC-Kreider legacy continues 
with her daughter, Christie Stachelczyk 
'06, the fifth generation with Kreider 
connections to pursue a degree at LVC. 

"Choosing LVC was not a hard 
decision," said the younger Stachelczyk, 
a jimior majoring in elementary education. 
"I loved the fact that I would be close 
to my grandparents and also where so 
many of my family members have 
come. I feel I made the right decision 
and am loving it here!" 



Barbara West '98 holds a bachelor's 
degree in history from LVC and is a 
freelance writer for the Lebanon Daily 
News. Her work has appeared in 
Susquehanna Style, Central PA Magazine, 
and other publications. 



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C R ITTE RS 1 Beyond Your Back Door 



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The "zoo tour" 



is a popular attrac- 
tion for guests who visit the household of John A. "Jack" 
Hubley '73. A menagerie of venomous and nonpoisonous 
snakes, numerous rodents, a golden eagle, a falcon, and a 
goshawk inhabit his office and outer screened-in yard. 

Ironically, Hubley began at Lebanon Valley College as a 
music major. He played the trumpet and was "bound and 
determined to be in The Tonight S/iovv band." However, 
Hubley soon realized that life as a big-city music perfonner 
wasn't for him. 

Hubley had been fascinated with wildlife ever since he 
received his first butterfly net at age 6. Since a career in 
music was no longer in his future, making a living working 
with wild animals seemed appropriate. Hubley became 
interested in Dr. Jean Love's Psychology Department and 
began taking classes in experimental psychology. 

Following college, Hubley wrote articles for outdoor 
magazines. His career began as outdoor editor for the 
Sunday News in Lancaster, where, for 18 years, he 
produced a weekly page. He later became editor of 
Pennsylvania Wiidlife Magazine. In 1987, the program 
director for WGAL-TV, the NBC affiliate in Lancaster, asked 



him to audition as host for Call of the Outdoors. He landed 
the job as host and producer. Call of the Outdoors for 
Kids, co-starring his loyal companion, an English setter 
named Trusty, was added to his repertoire in 1997. 

In 2000, Hubley began hosting Wild Moments, a nationally 
syndicated half-hour nature show produced by NBC 
Enterprises. Until September 2004, the show aired on more 
than 140 stations across the United States. Hubley continues 
to produce A Wild Moment, a 60-second nature vignette 
airing every Friday on WGAL's 5:30 p.m. newscast. 

One of the most gratifying aspects of Hubley's career is 
introducing children to nature. "They have a fascination 
with things that creep, crawl, fly, and slink. Children have a 
sense of wonder and awe when they see something for the 
first time. Animals are magic for kids." Whether it's filming 
the wilds of Africa or examining the critters beyond his back 
door, Hubley said he is a kid at heart and gets the same 
thrill whenever he turns over a new rock. 



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



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NOTE: All locations are in Pennsylvania 
unless otherwise noted. 

FRIENDS OF THE COLLEGE 

Dr. David M. Gring, former faculty 
member of LVC's Biology Department, 
retired from Roanoke College in Salem, 
Va., where he had been president since 
1989. 



On June 7, 2004, Irma Keiffer Shearer '36 
and the Rev. Dr. Daniel L. Shearer '38, 

H'65 celebrated their 65th wedding 
anniversary. 

Minna E. Wolfskeil Barnes '34 wrote to 
let her friends know that she has "so very 
many blessings" and that she is doing well 
in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 



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Enjoying her retirement, Jean Garland 
Woloshyn '44 has moved to Mesa, Ariz., 
after serving as the musical director of Big 
Bear Presbyterian Church in Big Bear Lake, 
Calif 



Jack Snavely '50 is enjoying "life after 
retirement," traveling and playing his clarinet. 
Last year he went to Alaska, India, Nepal, 
and the Canadian Rockies. Jack has played 
many professional musical gigs including 
with pit and symphony orchestras, as well as 
in jazz combos. He always travels with his 
clarinet in case an opportunity to play pres- 
ents itself 

Sidney Garverich Tome '50 received the 
Catherine Meyer Award for 2003 from the 
Red Lion borough council. The annual 
award is given to a borough resident who has 
worked to improve the Red Lion community, 
making it a better place to live. Sidney is a 
13-year member of the Friends of 
Kaltreider-Benfer Library and helped found 
the Friends' Book Nook, a popular used 
bookshop. She is also a tutor with the Red 
Lion Chapter of AARP. A charter member 
of the Lancaster Opera Workshop, Sidney is 
a member of the Bethany United Methodist 
choir, the York Symphony Choir, and the 
Matinee Music Club of York. 

Floyd M. Baturin '51 was named the 
co-chair of Marine Barracks Washington, 
D.C., 50th Reunion Committee for the 
2005 celebration. 



Recently retired from his Ashe County, 
N.C., medical practice. Dr. Elam S. Kurtz 
'51 traveled to India in September 2003 to 
retrace the footsteps of a late, distant relative 
who helped establish the Dhamtari Hospital 
in central India. 

Ruth Anne Brown Zimmerman '51 

recently celebrated her 10-year anniversary 
as a medical technologist at Denver 
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in 
Colorado and her 50th anniversary as a 
member of the American Society of Clinical 
Pathologists. 



Dr. Ruth Sheaffer Daugherty '52 is the 

secretary of the northeast jurisdiction of the 
United Methodist Church. 

On the same day that LVC's Class of 1953 
held its 50th class reunion on June 14, 
2003, M. Ross Evans '53 and his wife 
Nelda celebrated their 50th wedding 
anniversary. 

Patricia Satterthwaite Edge '54 is a 

private piano, voice, and music theory 
teacher in Newington, Conn. She is also 
active in the Simsbury Light Opera Co. 
and Grace Episcopal Church choir. 




Minna E. Wolfskeil Barnes '34 (third jrom right) sent us this picture of her family and wrote that 
she has "so very many blessings. " 




A group ofLVC alumni and friends traveled through the Canadian Rockies this summer and posed 
for this picture in front of the Athabasca Glacier. Front (L. to R.): Jean Dyszel, Virginia Hummer, 
Elaine Gryboski, Helen Heidelbaugh, Polly Reinhart, Sharon Arnold and Barbara Seaman. Back 
(L. to R): Joe Dyszel, John Hummer, Joe Gryboski, Warren Heidelbaugh, Tom Reinhart, Gordon 
Arnold and Ray Seaman. 



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James R. Enterline '54 was elected to the 
governing council of the Society for the 
History of Discoveries. Based on his recent 
book, Erikson, Eskimos. & Columbus, he was 
invited to write an article for the Oxford 
Companion to Exploration. 

The Rev. Canon Stanley Imboden '55, 
H'88 is rector emeritus of historic St. James 
Episcopal Church in Lancaster. 

Dr. Norman V. Blantz '56 has contributed 
two entries to the Encyclopedia of New Jersey 
published by Rutgers University Press. He 
was a presidential elector from New Jersey 
for the Socialist Party USA. 

Cyrus R. Dietrich '56, an elementary 
music teacher at Fort Benning, is Georgia's 
state and regional racquetball champion in 
his age category. 

Curtis C. Troutman '56 is president of the 
Lebanon Counry Community Concert 
Association. 

After 47 yeats of teaching, Jean Lowry 
Wolf '56 retired in May 2004. 

Theodore "Ted" Blumenthal '57 has 

released a CD, The Adventures in Jazz 
Orchestra Celebrates Christmas. It can be 
heard at cdbaby.com. 

Donald A. Achenbach '58 is project manager 
for Branch Environmental Corporation in 
Somerville, N.J. 

Marlene Brill Bell '58 has been the organist 
at Hamilton Park United Church of Christ 
in Lancaster for the past 5 1 years. 

Thomas H. Kreiser '58 has rerired from 
Three Diagnostic Companies in Elkhan, Ind., 
after a 4 1 -year career as an industrial chemist. 

The Rev. William A. Hower '59, interim 
pastor at St. John's Lutheran Church of 
Highland in Pittsburgh, and chair of campus 
ministry at Robert Morris University, 
recently climbed Mt. Washington and hiked 
the Grand Canyon, 

David A. Tobias '59 was recently inducted 
into Reading's Muhlenberg High School 
Hall of Fame for professional and personal 
accomplishments in the field of music 
education. 



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In May 2004, Joyce Noferi Asay '60 retired 
from Lucent Technologies Inc. in New Jersey. 
For 17 years, Joyce worked as a systems 
engineer on large networking applications. 

In May 2003, Joyce E. Martin '60 graduated 
from Lancaster Bible College with a master's 
degree in mental health counseling. 



Retired from teaching music, Carolee 
Green Weidner '60 remains active as a 
church organist and as an accompanist for 
school groups, works out in the gym, and 
travels with her husband. 

In February and March of 2004, Carl B. 
Rife '62 taught Proclamation of the Gospel 
in the lay seminary sponsored by the Center 
for Spiritual Formation of the Central 
Pennsylvania Conference of the United 
Methodist Church. 

After retiring in 1999 from teaching in the 
Pequea Valley School District, Kathryn S. 
Skewis '63 remains active in the Musical 
Art Society, het church, and the Women's 
Business Association in Lancaster County. 

Bishop Susan Wolfe Hassinger '64, H'97 

presided over the annual conference of the 
New England Conference of the United 
Methodist Church held June 10-12, 2004, 
in Wenham, Mass. 

In June 2004, Lovella L. Naylor '64 retired 
after more than 37 years with the Elizabeth, 
N.J., public school system. During her 
tenure, she served as a guidance counselor 
and taught English as a second language 
(ESL) and social studies. 

Rita Blauvelt Patterson '64 is a cartographic 
specialist for the Natural Resources 
Conservation Service of the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture. 

Patricia McDyer Pece '64 is an ESL teacher 
for the Lincoln Intermediate Unit in the 
Chambersburg and Tuscarora school districts. 

After 23 years of teaching, Carol Wooley 
Testa '66 has retired and moved to 
Williamsburg, Va. 

Dr. Eric Brown '66, president of 
Communication Associates in Memphis, 
Tenn., has written a digital epistolary novel 
or DEN for short, terms that he has trade- 
marked. Intimacies is told through a series 
of simulated e-mails, web pages, and instant 
messages. Eric and the concept of this new 
form of novel were recently featured in The 
New York Times, The Detroit Tree Press, and 
the Dublin Sunday Tribune. 

In August 2003, Diane Bott Haight '68 

retired as chair of the counseling department 
at Peru Central School in New York. 

The Rev. Ralph L. Heagy '68 is pastor at 
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in 
Jersey Shore. 

Dale P. Henningen '68 is doing his part 
to ensure more open space and country 
scenery for ftirure generations by selling the 
development rights to his Bucks County 
fatm to the county and the township in 
which it is located. 



After 34 years of teaching secondary 
instrumental music, David P. Keehn '68 

retired from the Saugerties Central Schools 
in New York. He is currently a certified 
all-state adjudicator for New York state 
music educators, and an historical interpreter 
at Montgomery Place, the home of Janet 
Livingston Montgomery on the Hudson 
River. 

Dr. Paula K. Hess '69, senior advisor 
to the Speaker of the House and to the 
Majority Leader of the Pennsylvania House 
of Representatives, received the Educational 
Excellence Award for 2003 from the 
Pennsylvania Association of Elementary 
and Secondary School Principals. 

Mary Lou Labella Kimberly '69 is a travel 
nurse working in numerous states. 

The Rev. Margaret Jones MacGowan '69 

is pastor of Timnath Presbyterian Church 
in Colorado. 



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Terry E. Carrillo, Ph.D., '71 is an assistant 
professor at San Diego State University in 
the Department of Social Work. 

In November 2003, the National 
Association for Interpretation awarded 
Mona Enquist-Johnston '71 the Mastet 
Interpretive Manager Award at its workshop 
held in Sparks, Nev. The award is given to a 
member who has demonstrated a mastery of 
interpretive techniques and staff management 
and has the ability to pass these skills on to 
others. Mona is the manager of volunteer 
and interpretive services with the Fairfax 
County Park Authority in Virginia. 

Ted Lyter '71 is the secretary of the 
Southeastern Pennsylvania section of the 
American Chemical Society for 2004. 

Mary De Loache Jennings '74 wrote program 
guides for the Baltimore Symphony 
Orchestra's Vivat! Petersburg Eestival. In 
fall 2003, she conducted the Allegany 
County All-County Junior High Chorus 
in Frostburg, ivid. Mary has performed in 
productions of Oklahoma, Bells Are Ringing, 
and Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas 
Musical. 

Mark E. Jurman '74 coauthored a paper 
published in Science, "Mutations affecting 
internal TEA blockade identify the probable 
pore-forming region of a K+ channel, " with 
recent Nobel laureate Rod MacKinnon. 

Jane Garlock Neill-Hancock '74 is a 

computer consultant and client support 
webmaster for Telcordia Technologies Inc. 
in Piscataway, N.J. 



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William H. Phifer 74, an EDS Fellow at 
Electronic Data Systems in Exton, presented 
DAR Basics: Applying Decision Analysis and 
Resolution in the Real World at the 2004 
Software Engineering Process Group 
Convention in Orlando, Fla. In May 2003, 
Bill presented a paper. Ending the Pricing 
Paradox: Moving Away from a Zero-Sum IT 
WorU, at the Institute of Electrical and 
Electronics Engineers' International 
Engineering Management Conference in 
Albany, N.Y. 

The Rev. Dr. Gre^ E. Townsley '74 is 

president of American Family Martial Arts 
Centers Inc. in Portland, Ore. 

The Feasterville Business Association named 
Jane Reaske Ward '74 Woman of the Year 
for 2004. 

For the second year in a row, Wesley T. 
Dellinger '75 and his wife. Amy Hoopes 
Dellinger '78, were named the top-producing 
agents by Brownstone Real Estate of 
Hershey for 200.^. 

Laura Wysolovski Goss '75 is executive 
director of the Monroe Valley Arts Council 
in Stroudsburg. 

Recently, the Rev. Dr. Peggy Giver 
Johnson '75 translated selected songs from 
McGraw-Hill's newest vocal music basal 
series into American Sign Language. 

Frank W Kushler '75 is regional vice president 
for Wausau Insurance Company in Georgia. 

Richard J. Newmaster Jr. '75, a certified 
public accountant and chief administrative 
officer of Lebanon Seaboard Corporation, is 
on the board of trustees at Jonestown Bank 
and Trust Co. 

Michael D. Steltz, M.D., '75 is a diagnostic 
radiologist at Good Samaritan Hospital in 
Pottsville. 

Suzanne Schucker Boyer '76 is the choral 
department chair for the West Shore School 
District and a general music/chorus teacher 
at Allen Middle School in Camp Hill. 

Beth Early Brandt '76 is a publications 
editor for Pennsylvania State University's 
department of continuing education at the 
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical 
Center in Hershey. 

Susan I. Kramer '76 and Michael Kreitz 
were married on Aug. 30, 2003. Susan is a 
financial service consultant for Blue Ball 
National Bank in Terre Hill. 

In March 2004, Nanette L. LaCorte '76 

accompanied her band from Richard M. 
Teitalman Junior High School to New York 
City's St. Patrick's Day Parade. The seventh- 
and eighth-grade band from Cape May, 
N.J., was shown on NBC television during 
the parade. 




BY GINO TROSA "06 

What do Indiana Jones and LVC Chaplain 
D. Darrell Woomer have in common? 

They share a bond \shen it comes to looking for lost treasures. Jones 
searched for the HoK Grail and successfully found it. onl> to have it slip through his 
:happie." as students affectionately call Woomer. has Lenny the Leopard in 
; piece of Lebanon \'alley College's history since 1994. 

Lenny came to LVC by way of William Martin '18 who shot Lenny while on a 
research project in Sierra Leone. In 1922. Lenny arrived at LVC as a gift from Martin 
to Samuel H. Derickson 1902. H"25. who taught in the Biology Department. 
Students took an immediate liking to Lenny and began taking the leopard with them 
on road trips and vacations. 

When talking with Chappie about Lenny, you can see the excitement in his eyes 
and hear it in his voice. "The fascinating thing is he shows up every now and then. 
Why hasn't he shown up in so long? Almost everyone has stories about him. He's 
big— vou just don't pick him up and hide him under your coat," 

Lenny would go missing for days, weeks, and even months, but he always managed 
to return — until now. The 10-year absence is the longest Lenny has been away. He 
was last seen at Gossard Library, but there is evidence that his final stop, before 
disappearing, was Wagner House. 

Chappie reiterated. "We need to bring him back. We have no traditions right now. We 
had the Annual Murder before World War II and Lenny aftenvards. but nothing now." 

The fear, shared by Chappie and those who know the stories of Lenny, is that the 
legend may die if Lenny is not recovered soon. If you have any information on Lenny's 
whereabouts or stories that you would like to share about Lenny, please contact Tom 
Hanrahan. director of college relations, at hanrahan@lvc.edu. With your help, unlike 
Indiana Jones. Chappie may be able to hold on to his lost treasure. 

Gino IVosa 06 is an English communications major who also writes poetry 
for Greenblotter. A Dean's List member, li-osa plays tight end for the 
Dutchmen football team and is a long jumper for the indoor and outdoor 
track teams. 



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The Rev. Nancy B. Strong '76 is the rector 
at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in 
Worcester, Mass. 

Linda Shay Umberger '76 is a part-time 
teacher in the Elizabethtown Area School 
District. Her daughter, Katherine M. 
Umberger '07, is a sophomore at LVC. 

Mary Fuller Beazley '77 is choir director, 
organist, and director of music ministry at 
Friedens Lutheran Church in Myerstown. 

Linda Weaver Blair '77, cataloging coordi- 
nator for the Sibley Music Library at the 
Eastman School of Music in Rochester, 



N.Y., served as associate editor for Careers 
in Music Librariamhip II: Traditions and 
Transitions published by Scarecrovif Press in 
2004. Linda also contributed an article, 
"Mid-Career Job Satisfaction: Plateaus and 
Passages," to the same publication. 

Daniel S. Sweigert '77 presented The 
Development of High Oleic Acid Peanut 
Varieties at the Food Biotech Forum held 
recently in Chicago. 

Ronald R. Afflebach '78 is human 
resources manager at Autocar Trucks in 
Hagerstown, Ind. 



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TREES 

BY DR. SUSAN VERHOEK 



Foreign trees, as well as international students, bring unique seasoning to the 
LVC campus. Among the arboreous ambassadors living among our native 
trees In the Arboretum, Japanese and Chinese representatives are the most 
common because their climates are the most similar. But Europe has also 
given us several emigrants that can thrive In Pennsylvania's climate. 

European beeches sailed across the ocean, bringing with them the genetic potential 
for leaf variants with ferny shapes or purple/coppery hues, or with branches that 
stand erect or weep to the ground. Our native beeches, with smooth gray bark and 
long, toothed leaves, grow on moist slopes In the Arboretum's Rohland Reld Station; 
their European cousins thrive at several flatter locations on our campus. In the form 
of "purple beech," sporiiing a darker smooth bark and shorter purple-blushed leaves, 
one European beech Is planted on Bollinger Plaza In memory of 0. Pass Bollinger '18, 
while another Is In the Social Quad, and a third Is in front of Carnegie. 

Elms grow all around the northern hemisphere. In Pennsylvania, there are two 
native elms, which are joined in gardens by three species from China, Siberia, and 
Europe. LVC's English elms are among the four large trees that shade the campus 
along White Oak Street between GariDer and Lynch. With an English elm, the leaves 
are smaller than the American elm, and it flowers and matures Its disk-shaped fruit 
even before the spring semester is finished. These foreign elms seem to be resistant 
to Dutch elm disease and still approximate the characteristic elmlsh-vase shape, so 
they are valuable to the campus landscape. 

Native maples, sugar and red, show off their colors on the Academic Quad In 
autumn. From Europe, Norway maples and sycamore maples grace our campus with 
dense summer shade. They grow mostly on the edges of campus where backyards of 
houses once stood or where weeding Is less thorough. Both Norway and sycamore 
maples have large, dark green leaves, but the leaf stalks of Norway Maples ooze 
white sap If they are broken off, which distinguishes them from other maples, which 
have clear sap. In addition to their shade, they are attractive during April when the 
clustered, greenish yellow flowers bloom over the sidewalks. Later, the fruits spread 
their paired wings nearly horizontally. On sycamore maples, the fragrant flowers and 
fruits hang on a long stalk, and the two wings of fruits are drooping and nearly paral- 
lel. A nice example of this tree grows behind Laughlln Hall. 

I Verhoek is a professor of biology at Lebanon Valley College. 



Carol Gieser Cunningham '78 is the 

director of Westminster Nursery School in 
Berkeley Heights, N.J. 

Christo S. Nikoloff '78 is vice president of 
sales and marketing for the Jay Group in 
Ronks, Lancaster County. 

Mary G. Barton '79, a music teacher with 
the Los Angeles Unified School District, 
plays violin, Celtic fiddle, and folk music. 
She is a member of the Los Angeles- 
St. Petersburg Orchestra. 

New York actor and model Jim Forsha '79 
played Peter McDougal on Sex in the City 
and was a stand-in/body double for Robert 
DeNiro in Meet the Parents. 

Anne Fluck Gabel '79 and her husband, 
Richard, welcomed a son, William Lewis, 
into their family on June 12, 2003. 

In February 2004, Maureen Mullikin 

HavrUla '79 received national certification 
as a school nurse. She is district nurse and 
health services coordinator with the Leander 
Independent School District in Texas. 

Kevin W. Johnson '79 is membership and 
marketing manager for PANPHA, a 
statewide association of nonprofit long-term 
care housing and service providers based in 
Mechanicsburg. 

Suzanne Caldwell Riehl '79 is minister of 
music at First Presbyterian Church in 
Richmond, Va. 

Kirk Wilson '79 is a member of the Baptones 
Southern Gospel Singers. He sings lead, tenor, 
and bass and also plays the guitar. 



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Kathleen E. Maniscalco '80 is secretary 
of the Montgomery County National 
Organization for Women. She is also active 
in the Norristown Branch of the Women's 
International League for Peace and Freedom. 

Thomas A. Nussbaum '80 is senior vice 
president and senior wealth management 
officer of Bridgewater Savings Bank in 
Massachusetts. With a staff of 10 investment 
and account officers, Thomas oversees the 
management of more than $150 million in 
client assets at the 200-year-old community 
bank. 

Christine Wheelock-Bates '80 is a medical 
social worker at Morristown Memorial 
Hospital in New Jersey. 

Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti '8 1 is the newly 
appointed superintendent of the Jenkintown 
School District. 



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Paul J. Pitcher '81 is director of facilities 
services for the Sarasota County School 
Board in Florida. 

In January 2004, Charles R. Sapp '81 

received a master's degree in education. 
He is a seventh-grade science teacher in the 
Lake Forest School District in Delaware. 
An active musician, Charles gives private 
music lessons. He also coordinates volunteer 
activities as chair of Lions Club District 22-D. 

Susquehanna Bancshares Inc. of Lititz, 
owner of Farmers First Bank, recently 
promoted Beth Cherry Stine '81, assistant 
controller of financial planning, to assistant 
vice president. 

W. Philip Holzman '82 was elected dean 
of the newly formed Prairie Lakes Chapter 
of the American Guild of Organists. Phil is 
the director of music ministries at Vinje 
Lutheran Church in Willmar, Minn. 

Dr. Jud F. StaufFer '82 is serving as the 
assistant secretary on the board of the 
Kaltreider-Benfer Library in Red Lion. 

In May 2003, Mary "Gate" Tiemey '82 

received a master's degree in church music 
from Marywood University. She is a private 
voice and piano teacher in the Hershey/ 
Elizabethtown area. 

Stephen J. Kipp '83 is a systems-thinking 
mentor for kindergarten through twelfth 
grades for the Glynn County School System 
in Brunswick, Ga. His wife, Laura 
Augustyn Kipp '84, is an instructional 
coach for kindergarten through second 
grades in the same school system. 

The Rev. David A. Kramer '83 and 

Chrissy Granger were married in Pigeon 
Forge, Tenn., on Oct, 10, 2003. David 
received a master's degree in business 
administration from Elon University in 
North Carolina in May 2004. 

Brian C. Trust '83 is head of risk management 
for ING U.S. Financial Services in West 
Chester. 

Carol Jordan Fleming '84 is the director of 
music ministries at McKendree United 
Methodist Church in Lawrenceville, Ga. 

On April 16, 2004, Amy J. Hostetler '84, 

science writer for the Richmond Times- 
Dispatch, and Paul Kyber were married in 
Richmond, Va. Amy's mother, Rebecca 
Meyers Lingle '58, and brother, Andrew 
Hosteder '93, attended the wedding. 

Thomas M. Kane '84, the Morris County 
superintendent of schools in New Jersey, 
and his wife, Patrice, welcomed their 
first child, Thomas, into their family on 
June 15, 2004. 



Ann Buchman Orth '84 is direaor of research 
and development for FMC Corporation in 
Princeton, N.J. Ann is also the organist and 
choir direaor at St. Bede's Church. 

June Sanchez Riddle '84 is service area 
director for family preservation and 
reunification programs for the Keystone 
Children and Family Services in Harrisburg. 
June is also a core team member of the 
Dauphin County Fatherhood Initiative 
and a member of the Dauphin County 
prevention/death review teams; the 
Dauphin County Collaborative Board; 
and the Keystone Children and Family 
Services cultural competency committee. 



Bryan G. Rowe '84 is an advanced placement 
calculus teacher for the Howard County 
Public Schools in Maryland. 

Marea L. Adessa '85 is a freelance writer 
and musician based in London. 

Geoi^ R. Cicotte '85 is a health physicist for 
the U.S. Air Force Institute for Operational 
Health in Brooks City-Base, Texas. 

Kathleen Yorty Thach '85 has a private 
mental health counseling practice in her 
Kernersville, N.C., home. She also does 
contract counseling in Thomasville and 
provides guidance services for a private 
school in Winston-Salem. 




Champion 



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You can t beCOniG "the best" without dedication and hard work. After 
nearly two decades of Intense practice and training, Jessica Hougentogler's D'08 

efforts paid off with a national championship title In the highly competitive sport of 
baton twirling. 

A physically Intensive combination of artistry and athletic ability, baton twirling 
demands perfection from Its participants. While many people think of baton twirlers 
as drum majorettes leading marching bands down parade routes, twirling has 
evolved Into a competitive sport with events nationwide. National champions are 
crowned at several age levels with thousands of girls entering. The dream Is to win at 
each level In order to move progressively closer to the top. 

In 2002, Hougentogler's dream became a reality as she won the Senior Majorette 
Queen of America competition, the highest title a twirler can earn. 

"It was surreal, It didn't even feel real," she said of the event. Her two-and-a-half 
minute routine was nearly perfect, which Is exceptional considering the soaring 
throws, spins, and cartwheels that twirlers must perform. 

And what's the price for a perfect routine? Practicing 11 hours a day, from 7 a.m. 
to 6 p.m., every day for an entire summer, Hougentogler said. "It's crazy for a two- 
minute routine," she laughed. "But It's all worth It In the end." 

Hougentogler has been twirling since the age of 3, and won her first competition 
when she was just 7 years old. She was Introduced to twirling by her mother, a former 
twirler herself. 

Unfortunately, her performing days are about to come to an end. This fall was her 
last twirling for the LVC Marching Band. Hougentogler's commitment to the physical 
therapy program will prevent her from twiding during her senior year. She still looks 
forward to a life with twirling, but as a teacher and a judge, not as a performer. 

Eventually, she hopes to use her doctorate of physical therapy degree to help 
achieve an even bigger dream — ^to someday open her own pediatric clinic. 



Tim Flynn '05 is an English communications major who is general manager of 
WLVC Radio and play-by-play announcer for men's and women's basketball. 
He is the sports editor of La Vie Collegienne and has designed the campus 
literary journal, Greenblotter. 



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class news & notes 



Kelly KefFord Williams '85 is a special 
education teacher for the Lincoln 
Intermediate Unit at an alternative 
educational facility in Windsor. 

Donna Kubik Evans '86 and her husband, 
John, welcomed theit seventh child, Marie 
Anastasia. into their family on Nov. 23, 2002. 

Jane A. Hepler '86 and Gene Fells became 
the parents of Cyja Jean Hepler on March 
27, 2002. Jane is a high school social studies 
teacher in the Cornwall-Lebanon School 
District and president of the Lebanon 
County Educational Council, Pennsylvania 
State Educators Association. 

Melody L. Siegrist '86 is a business analyst 
with Siemens Medical Solutions in Malvern. 

National Penn Bank in Reading recently 
promoted Ronald A. Hartzell '87 to vice 
president. 

Elizabeth Kost Hawk '87 is teaching a 
Title I-funded diagnostic kindergarten 
program for rhe Whitehall-Coplay School 
District. Her husband, David W. Hawk 
'88, is a production chemist for PRAXAIR 
in Bethlehem. 

On Oct. 18, 2003, Joanne Marie Janeski 
'87 and Robert P. Adams were married at 
Wicomico Parish Church in Wicomico 
Church, Va. Joanne is a Pennsylvania state 
trooper in Northumberland and Lancaster 
counties. 

Elizabeth Justin Martin '87 is attending 
Marywood University in Scranton where 
she is pursuing certification to teach 
secondar)' English. 

Melanie S. Russell '87 is shelter program 
coordinator for the Domestic Abuse and 
Rape Crisis Center in Belvidere, N.J. 

Kristin Weible Heister '88 and her 
husband, Ralph "Rip" Heister III '90, 

welcomed a third daughter, Emma Kristine, 
into their family on April 16, 2004. 

Joan M. Hevel, Ph.D., '88 is the R. 

Gaufth Hansen assistant professor of 
biochemistry at Utah State Univetsity. 

Urs N. Schwabe '88 is assistant information 
technology managet for Elliott-Lewis Corp. 
in Philadelphia. 

Bowhunter magazine promoted Jeffrey S. 
Waring '88 to publishet. Jeff joined the 
staff at Bowhunter in 1989 as an editorial 
assistant and worked his way up to associate 
editor and associate publisher/managing 
editor before assuming his new position as 
publisher on Jan. 1, 2004. 

William R. Adams '89 is a research scientist 
for Wyeth in Collegeville. 



Lori Stortz Heverly '89, an underwriting 
consultant for Guardian Life Insurance 
Company in Bethlehem, is a member of 
the medical committee for the Group 
Underwriters Association of America. 



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Matthew J. Andris '90 and his wife. 
Sue, welcomed twins, Luke Matthew and 
Madison Paige, into their family on 
Aug. 17, 2003. 

C. Glen Landrum '90 and his wife, Lisa, 
welcomed their first child, Samantha Grace, 
into their family on June 18, 2003. Glen 
has been mixing national television com- 
mercials for the past 10 years in New York 
City and is currently employed by Sound 
Lounge, the top audio post-production 
house for television and radio in the city. 

Sharon Boeshore Bennett '90 is an 

administrative assistant for Heritage Poultry 
Management Systems Inc. in Annville. 

Daniel B. Tredinnick '90 and his wife, 
Dorian, welcomed a son. Grant Daniel, into 
their family on Oct. 21, 2003. Dan is the 
ptess secretary for the Pennsylvania Fish and 
Boating Commission in Harrisburg. 

Danielle M. Campbell '91 and George 
Willard were married on Aug. 23, 2003. 
Danielle is a seventh- and eighth-grade 
special education teacher and varsity field 
hockey coach for the Palmyra School 
District. 

Kristen L. Curran, Ph.D., '91 and her 

husband, Carl Strayer, welcomed a son, 
Caleb Curran Strayer, into their family 
on Oct. 31, 2003. Kristen is an assistant 
professor of biological sciences at the 
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. 

In January 2004, Carol Swavely Derham 

'91 received a doctor of education degree 
from Lehigh University. 

Aaron M. Johnson '91 is assistant manager 
of the Leesport Bank in Sinking Spring. 

Melissa Askey Kuykendall '91 and Todd 
A. Chronister were married on Nov. 29, 
2003. Melissa is a senior financial analyst 
for HealthAmerica in Harrisburg. 

Andrew S. Wangman '91 is an inside sales 
representative for GE Polymershapes in 
Jessup, Md. 

Ralph W. Bieber III '92 has written Ashes 
under the pseudonym H.R. Howland. He 
has signed a one-book mass-marketing deal 
with Jove, the paperback division of Penguin 
Group USA, which plans on releasing the 
novel as its lead fiction in June 2005. 



David A. Hall '92 is a stage technician for 
Sight & Sound Ministries in Strasburg. 

Tara Hottenstein '92 is a special investigator 
with U.S. Investigations Services in 
Annandale. 

H. Robert McCready '92 is a seventh- 
grade social studies teacher in the 
Methacton School District in Audubon. 

Alison Rutter Miller '92 and her husband, 
David, welcomed a second child, Aidan, on 
May 13, 2004. She received national board 
certification for teaching secondary mathe- 
matics in 2002. Alison currently serves as 
lead math teacher for Onslow County as 
part of a partnership with area universities 
for improving math and science. She teaches 
math and is the department chair at 
Southwest Onslo High School in 
Jacksonville, N.C. 

John V. Perozich, Ph.D., '92 has been 
promoted to associate professor of biology 
at Franciscan University in Steubenville, 
Ohio. 

On Aug. 23, 2003, Philip J. Nourie '92 

and Marie A. Feuerstein were married at 
St. Thomas of Villanova Church. Philip is 
president of Nourie Public Relations Inc. 
of Greenwich, Conn. 

Recently, Alyson Neiswender Reilly '92 

earned a master's degree in elementary 
education from Piedmont College in 
Demorest, Ga., graduating with a 4.0 GPA. 
She is an early intervention-reading teacher 
and a staff development trainer for the 
Gwinnett County Schools and is also 
endorsed in English to Speakers of Other 
Languages (ESOL). 

Sarah Thompson Smith '92, a reading 
teacher at Hershey Middle School, recently 
received a reading specialist certification. 

Dr. Tammy O'Roark Stone '92 has her 

own veterinary practice in Lebanon. 

Dr. Sheryl Drake Traudt '92 and her 

husband, John, welcomed a son, Cole 
Patrick, into their family on Oct. 24, 2003. 
Sheryl and John have a family practice in 
Albany N.Y. 

Gary T. Yannos M'92 is the director of 
administration and end-user computing for 
Hershey Foods Corporation. 

Roger H. Beitel Jr. '93 and his wife, Amy, 
welcomed a son, Nicholas James, into their 
family on June 30, 2003. Roger, a social 
studies teacher and the head football coach 
in the Ligonier Valley School District, is 
listed in the Who's Who in American High 
School Teachers for the 2003-2004 school 
year. 



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V 



BY CINDY PROGIN 04 



I 




Air J)oiiution 

plagues our environment. 



Cmde oil demands are draining 
our natural resources. Gasoline 
prices continue to rise. Why 
not choose the road less 
traveled? That is just what 
three Lebanon Valley College 
faculty members have done. 
Dr. Kathleen Kolbet, Dr. Phil 
Billings, and Candice Wolf 
Falger M'98 chose a new 
fork in the road and have 
begun driving electric/gasoline- 
run hybrid cars. 

Falger, director of the 
Master of Science Education 
Program, believes you have to 
be "true to what you teach; 
you have to walk the walk and 
not just talk the talk." In one 
of her environmental science 
classes, a student gave Falger 
information on a Toyota Prius 
being given away for Earth 
Day. She was so supportive of 
the environmental advantages 
that she ordered a Prius on 
the Internet, the only way to 
purchase one at the time. 

Falger chose the Prius over 
the only other hybrid available 
at the time, the two-seat 
Honda Insight, because it was 
able to accommodate her 
family of three. Now. Falger 
uses her hybrid vehicle as a 
teaching tool when her class 
discusses alternative fuels for 



vehicles, an issue she considers 
to be very important in an 
oil-driven economy. 

Kolbet, assistant professor 
of chemistry, also uses her 
hybrid vehicle in discussions 
during her environmental 
chemistry classes. "We talk 
about the impact hybrid 
technology has on the 
environment when we discuss 
energy sources," she explained. 

Kolbet had already decided 
she wanted a Civic when 
Honda introduced the Civic 
Hybrid. Although Kolbet's 
main reason for purchasing 
the Civic hybrid was fuel and 
financial economy, she has 
"always followed the idea 'think 
globally, act locally,'" and felt 
this was one way she could 
help the environment. 

Billings, professor of 
English, also chose his hybrid 
based on fuel economy. 



Remembering the 1970s when 
gas shortages and long lines at 
the pumps dominated the 
economy, Billings said that he 
and his wife "have always 
been conscious of mileage 
issues." They saw a newspaper 
article about hybrid vehicles 
and decided to take a look. 
Billings, like Kolbet, had a 
Honda in mind when it was 
time to buy a new car. The 
dealer had only one Civic 
hybrid on the lot; they test- 
drove it and decided to buy it. 
said Billings. And, though he 
does not use his car as a 
teaching tool in his classes, 
people are interested in the 
hybrid's performance. 

"There is almost no differ- 
ence between driving the 
hybrid and a regular Civic," 
said Billings. Kolbet agreed. 
"It has the same body frame, 
same options, and same com- 
fort as a regular Civic." Falger 
added that her Prius "handles 
well, even in the snow." All 
three are very satisfied with 
the performance of their 




hybrid vehicles. The best part 
of owning an electric/gasoline- 
driven car may be the 53 
miles per gallon (mpg) that 
Falger's Prius averages, or 
the typical 45-48 mpg that 
Billing's and Kolbet's Civic 
hybrids maintain. "Long-term 




mileage adds up. Paying $20 
every three to four weeks 
sure beats paying $20 every 
week," explained Kolbet. 



Cindy Progin '04, LVC 
director of prospect 
researcli, is a regular writer 
for The Valley. She lias also 
compiled and written The 
Valley Class Notes section 
since 1998. 



PhilBiUings, Candice Wolf 
Falger, and Kathleen Kolbert 
(at top, L. to R.) are three LVC 
profossors who have purchased 
hybrid vehicles. 



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Jeffrey L. Manning '93 and Rachel Boris 
were married on Oct. 12, 2002. Jeffrey is a 
sales and use tax consultant and auditor for 
Innovative Sales Tax Solutions, LLC. 

F. Paul Walters '93 was recently promoted 
to group leader of the pharmaceutical quality 
systems group at Lancaster Laboratories. 

Robert S. Bartlay '94 and his wife, Karen, 
welcomed a daughter, Emily Barclay, into 
their family on March 30, 2004. 

Kelly Russell Fischer '94 is senior corporate 
accountant for GSH Services Inc. in Lebanon. 

In 2002, Melissa A. Fleegal '94 received a 
doctoral degree in physiology and pharma- 
cology from the University of Florida. She is 
conducting postdoctoral research training at 
the University of Arizona in the Depart- 
ment of Pharmacology. 

John A. Harper '94 and his wife, Jessica, 
welcomed a son, Logan James, inro their 
family on Nov. 8, 2003. 

Shirley F. Hunter '94 is the principal at 
Solanco School District's Providence 
Elementary School in Quarryville. 

Patricia M. Landolfi '94 is vice principal of 
Reynolds Middle School in Hamilton, NJ. 

Amy Hilbert Pearson '94, '03 is an 

emotional-support teacher in the Wilson 
School District in West Lawn. 

Jennifer Bullock Powell '94 and her 

husband, Kevin, welcomed a son, Eric 
Raymond, into their family on Jan. 9, 2004. 

Peter J. Salvatori '94 is vice president of 
Northeast Casket Sales in Scranton. 

Bruce A. Smith M'94 is president and CIO 
of Infinity Investment Advisors Inc. in Hershey. 

Rania Gaitanis Sweigart '94 and Timothy 
K. Sweigart '94 welcomed quadruplets into 
their family on May 25, 2004. Their three 
daughters are: Alinda Victoria, Thanna 
Alexa, and Jamie Olivia; and their son is 
Anthony John. 

Beth A. Weachter '94 is executive director 
of the Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society in 
Harrisburg. 

Stephanie Hanke '95 and Robert J. 
Bowman wete married on May 31, 2003. 
Stephanie is a statement analyst for T. Rowe 
Price in Owing Mills, Md. 

Angie Shuler Maher '95 started her 
own marketing communications firm in 
Lancaster, ASM Marketing, focusing on 
small and start-up businesses. 

Daniel R. Neyer '95 and his wife, Mary 

Bullock Neyer '97, welcomed a daughter, 
Margaret Louise, into their family on 
Aug. 6, 2003. 



Andrew D. Phipps '95 is senior support 
specialist for Magellan Behavioral Health in 
King of Prussia. 

Deborah Heidlauf Ressler '95 is marketing 
coordinator for Heritage Hills Golf Resort 
and Conference Center in York. She is 
responsible for designing magazine ads for 
publications such as Washington Golf 
Monthly, Philadelphia Golf Monthly, and 
Senior Golf News. 

In April 2004, Thomas Sposito M'95 

received the LVC Dt. Harlan R. Wengert 
Distinguished Business Leader Award for 
outstanding leadership in business, support 
of education initiatives, and the promotion 
of community service. 

Melissa Anderson Wilcox '95 is lead business 
analyst for CIGNA in Philadelphia. 

On May 29, 2004, Spencer J. Dech '96 

and Alysia Chaves were married at St. 
Francis of Aisisi Parish in Columbus, Ohio. 
Spencer is a staff biologist for Merck & Co. 
in West Point. 

Joanna Toft Fimk, Esq., '96 and her husband, 
Matthew, welcomed a daughter, Alexia 
Paige, into their family on Sept. 17, 2003. 
Joanna, a first-degree black belt in karate, is 
a senior judges' law clerk for York County. 

Daren J. Huey '96 is financial advisor and 
assistant vice president of Wachovia 
Securities in Hanover. 

Lori Sheetz Jones '96 and her husband, 
John, welcomed a son, Samuel Raymond, 
into their family on Sept. 18, 2003. 

William E. Kesil '96 and his wife, 
Kimberly, welcomed a son. Jack William, 
into their family on March 15, 2004. 

Emedio V. Marchozzi '96 and his wife. 
Dawn, welcomed a daughter, Maria, into 
their family on Jan. 20, 2004. Emedio is 
project leader, research and development 
stabilit)', for McNeil Consumer and 
Specialty Pharmaceuticals in Fott 
Washington. 

James P. Morris '96 is Internet technology 
support manager for Suntrust Mortgage Inc. 
in Richmond, Va. 

On Sept. 20, 2003, Justin M. Motz '96 

and Melissa Rock were married in Sts. Peter 
and Paul Catholic Church in Tamaqua. 
Justin is a police officer for the city of 
Allentown. 

Elizabeth "Beth" Schlundt Tinsley '96 was 

promoted to assistant director of admissions 
and financial aid at the Liberty University 
School of Law in Lynchburg, Va. 

Jason J. Zitter '96 and Lauren Dearth were 
married on May 1 5, 2004. Jason is an advisor 
for Cendant Mortgage in Jacksonville, Fla. 



The Rev. Sharon A. Benton '97, a United 
Church of Christ ordained minister, and 
Jamie Kepres were married on May 1 , 2004. 
Sharon is chaplain of Whitney Center in 
Connecticut. 

Mary E. Blankenmeyer '97 and Neal D. 
Rice were married at St. Joseph Catholic 
Church in Lancaster on Nov. 15, 2003. 
Mary is pursuing a master's degree from 
Millersville University. 

Steven A. Bubnis '97 and Danielle 
Renteria were married in Mexico on 
Jan. 10, 2004. 

Ann Powl Dattoli '97 and her husband, 
Joseph M. Dattoli '97, welcomed a daughter, 
Catherine, into their family on Dec. 7, 2003. 

Tara Fickert Everett '97 received a master's 
degree in engineering in polymer science 
from Lehigh University in Bethlehem. She 
is a senior staff scientist for Hercules Inc. in 
their Aqualon Division. 

Brandon W. Flatley '97 and his wife, Anne 
Webster-FIatley '99, welcomed a daughter, 
Julia Elise, into their family on May 23, 2003. 

Jason D. Henery '97 is an environmental 
health safety inspector for Lion Technology 
in Lafayette, N.J. 

Second Lt. Nathan A. Hillegas '97 and his 

wife. Amy, welcomed a son, Samuel Robert, 
into their family on Sept. 25, 2003. Nathan 
is the son of Pam Hillegas, assistant for 
physical education and athletics at LVC. 

Robyn Welker Keckler '97 is a second- 
grade teacher in the Anne Arundel County 
Public Schools in Maryland. 

Lancaster's Fulton Bank recently promoted 
William T. Kepler M'97 to senior vice 
president of corporate banking. 

Jason B. Kopp '97 and his wife, Jennifer 

Byers Kopp '97, welcomed a son, Justin 
Noah, into their family on July 22, 2003. 

In May 2004, Nicole Lancieri '97 earned a 
master's degree in school counseling from 
Rider University. She is a behavior specialist 
at Vimoa Memorial Hospital in Mt. Holly, NJ. 

Natahe Hope MacDonald '97, senior editor 
of E-Gear magazine, writes for Philadelphia 
Style, Philadelphia City Paper, Essence, Bust, 
and Toronto-based Inside Entertainment. She 
is also a contributor to popmatters.com. 

Lisa E. Martin '97 and Donald Ellenberger 

were married on May 27, 2004. 

On June 3, 2003, Melissa Morgan '97 and 
Gregory Lenahan were married at Sandals 
Resort in Montego Bay. Melissa is a forensic 
scientist for the Pennsylvania State Police. 



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Robert A. Murin '97 is the northern 
California area manager for Henkels and 
McCoy in Tracy, Calif 

Karen M. Neal '97 is manufacturing 
supervisor for Amgen Inc. in West 
Greenwich, R.I. 

On Aug. 23, 2003, Jonathan P. Phillips 

'97 and Julie E. Hammer were married at 
St. Mary's Catholic Church in Newport, 
R.l. Jonathan is an operations specialist 
with Navy SEAL Team One stationed in 
Coronado, Calif 

The Rev. Carol Zearing Price '97 and her 

husband, Harrison, welcomed a daughter, 
Katelyn Renee, into their family on June 1 1 , 
2004. Carol is the daughter of Sue Zearing, 
assistant in the LVC Admission Office. 

Ann Scott Rowland '97 and her husband, 
Kevin, welcomed a son, Sean Walker, into 
their family on Dec. 20, 2003. 

Dawn Friday Sager '97 and her husband, 
Joe, welcomed a son, Nicholas Francis, into 
their family on March 24, 2004. 

On April 24, 2004, Jill R. Trenn '97 and 

Thomas Wenner were married in Minersville. 
Jill is a LTC senior case manager for BISYS 
Insurance Services in Harrisburg. 

Deena Hixon Aguiar '98 and her husband, 
Jeremy, welcomed a daughter, Amber 
Patricia, into their family on May 3, 2004. 
Deena received a master's degree in business 
administration from DeSales University in 
Center Valley in January 2004. 

Julie Stenger Beidler '98 and her husband. 
Jack C. Beidler '96, welcomed a son, Joseph 
Isaac, into their family on April 15, 2003. 

Jodi Weindel Horst '98 and her husband, 
Jeffrey, welcomed a daughter, Madeline 
Grace, into their family on Feb. 20, 2004. 
Jodi is a third-grade teacher in the 
Cornwall-Lebanon School District and a 
professional ice-skating instructor for the 
Hershey Figure Skating Club. 

James P. Kelly '98 and his wife, Laura 
Graybeal Kelly '99, welcomed a son, Sean 
Patrick, into their family on Jan. 28, 2004. 

Alexander T. Meyer '98 is a professional 
services consultant for Esko Graphics in 
Ludlow, Mass. 

The Jay Group in Lancaster recendy promoted 
Dawn Downs Moslander M'98 to director 
of human resources. 

Audra Palopoli Popejoy '98 and her husband, 
Walter "Wally" Popejoy '98, M'Ol, 

welcomed a son, Gavin Anthony, into 
their family on May 5, 2004. 




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At the tender age of 20, Lebanon Valley junior Chris Manning '06 Is still very 
much a kid himself. Perhaps that explains why he loves being around children 
and teaching them. "I really enjoy it," said Manning. "I don't really know if I can put 
it into words. It's just a lot of fun. I don't consider it a job." 

His students don't come to a classroom but to a swimming pool. Manning 
recently finished his third summer as coach of the Shamokin Stingrays, a youth 
swim team located in Shamokin. This season, the Stingrays placed eighth out of 13 
teams in the Susquehanna Valley Swimming and Diving League. 

"It's the summer, and I just like seeing kids taking time off and having fun," said 
Manning. "Half the kids are there to improve their times and the other half are 
there to have fun. it's nice to see both of these goals accomplished 
simultaneously." 

Manning, who majors in physics and secondary education, 
was persuaded to get involved by Allison Williams, Shamokin 
Area's varsity swim coach. 

"She needed someone to fill the assistant coach's role. It 
just progressed from there," noted Manning, who swam 
for the Indians for four years. 

Now a member of the Dutchmen swim team, he's 
under the direction of Mary Gardner, the team's 
coach for the past seven years. Manning is a bit of a 
hired gun, swimming wherever he's needed. Some of 
his common events are the 200 individual medley, 
the butterfly, and the breaststroke. 

Gardner and the Dutchmen have given Manning a 
home away from home. "She's like a mom to us," he 
explained. "She's great. She takes us into her house, 
pampers us. If one of us has a problem, she's the first 
one to come to us and try to solve it." 



Chris Mannin 



Randy Maynard is a sportswriter who has been published in The Shamokin 
News-Item, Pottsville Republican, and other newspapers. This story 
originated with an article Maynard wrote for the News-Item. 



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On Sept. 27, 2003, Meredith Hope Price '98 

and Chad D. Nauman were married at 
Mountainhome United Methodist Church. 
Meredith is a teacher for Easton Area 
School District. 

Lana M. Schrecengast M'98 is assistant 
vice president ot business banking in the 
State College region for Kish Bank where 
she is responsible for developing and man- 
aging business relationships in and around 
Centre County. 

Dyan L. Shannon '98, M'03 and Matt L. 
Branstetter were married in Lancaster on 
July 17, 2004. Dyan is an elementary 
teacher of gifted students in the West York 
Area School District. 

Michael G. Uhler '98 and Ashley Wineski 
Uhler '98 welcomed a son, Ross Michael, 
into their family on Feb. 10, 2004. Michael 
was recently promoted to transportation 
systems analyst at Hershey Foods 
Corporation. 

Erica L. Unger '98 received a doctoral 
degree in integrative biosciences with a con- 
centration in neuroscience from 
Pennsylvania State University in 2004. 

Jennifer Ann Bala '99 and Ethan Biery 
were married on Aug. 2, 2003. )ennifer is a 
music teacher in the Fleetwood Area School 
District. 

Jamie L. Cascarino '99 and his wife, Lori, 
welcomed a son, Ryan Randall, into their 
family on Jan. 1 , 2004. Jamie is a fifth- 
grade teacher for the Warwick School 
District in Lititz. 

Alicia Way Gallagher '99 is an investment 
representative for Union National Com- 
munit)' Bank in Mount Joy. 

Jessica E. Gascho, D.O., '99 is a resident 
OB/GYN at the Allentown Campus of St. 
Luke's Hospital. 

Matthew J. Hans '99 received an associate's 
degree in culinary arts from Arundel HCAT 
Institute in Maryland. His wife, Lori 
Sweigart Hans '00, is an accountant for 
Miller & Miller CPAs in Lancaster. 

J. Alex Lang '99 and his wife, Melanie 
Good Lang '99, welcomed a daughter, 
Ashley Catherine, into their family on 
March 13, 2004. Alex is an analyst at 
Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, 
and Melanie is a full-time mother who also 
teaches private violin and viola lessons. 

Justin P. McMaster '99, senior operations 
analyst for the Kellogg Company based in 
Elmhurst, 111., is currently the product cost- 
ing lead in Manchester, United Kingdom, 
where Kellogg is implementing SAP in each 
of its European manufacturing locations. 



Tabitha Mains McQuiddy '99 and her 

husband, Jason, welcomed a son, Tristan 
Sawyer, into their family on Aug. 20, 2003. 

Lori M. Moyer '99 was promoted to staff 
sergeant in the U.S. Air National Guard. 
She is a records specialist in the research, 
development, and records section of the 
Northeast Counterdrug Training Center at 
Fort Indiantown Gap. 

Joseph A. Mummert II '99 is operations 
improvement manager for Sonoco Products 
in South Carolina. 

Ross A. Patrick '99 and Claudia S. Patrick 
were married on Oct. 12, 2003. 

Christopher J. Pugh '99 is finishing his 
last year at Philadelphia College of 
Medicine. His wife, Megan Miller Pugh 

'99, is a hfth-grade language arts teacher in 
the Pine Grove Area School District. 

Erin M. Rabuck '99 is a public involve- 
ment and communications specialist with 
Gannett Fleming Inc. in Camp Hill. 

Kathleen C. Raffield '99 and her husband, 
David Pajtis, welcomed a daughter, Hannah 
Marie, into their family on April 5, 2004. 
Hannah is the first grandchild of Dr. 
Barney Raffield, LVC professor of business, 
and Sharon Raffield, LVC professor of 
sociology. 

Recendy, Ryan S. Redner '99 and 

Christina M. Gesuldi were married at St. 
Margaret's Roman Catholic Church in 
Reading. 

Thomas P. Schaaf '99 is a teacher for 
Alternative Rehabilitation Communities in 
Jonestown. 

On May 17, 2003, Paula E. Seibert '99 

and Joshua Knapp were married in 
Nashville, Tenn. Paula is a comparative 
medicine branch compliance specialist for 
the National Institute of Allergy and 
Infectious Diseases in Bethesda, Md. 

Marcia Tumpey Weigle '99 and her hus- 
band, Douglas, welcomed a son, Owen 
Zachary, into their family on March 1 6, 
2004. Marcia is an associate scientist for 
Johnson & Johnson in Titusville, N.J. 

Mark Wells '99 is a family crisis therapist 
for the State of Delaware. 

In February 2004, Jodi L. Yorty '99 

defended her doctoral thesis in immunology 
at Pennsylvania State University's College of 
Medicine in Hershey. 



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Beth Brennan '00 is associate for watershed 
projects for the Pennsylvania Environmental 
Council in Pittsburgh. 

Terry L. Buda '00 was recently promoted 
to marketing officer at Union National 
Bank in Lancaster. 

Kimberly Bard Eshleman '00 is a first- 
grade teacher in the Eastern Lebanon 
County School District. 

Stephanie A- Hamish '00 is a human service 
program assistant for the Commonwealth 
of Pennsylvania in the Department of 
Public Welfare. 

Nancy S. Kostuk '00 is a music teacher at 
North Haven Middle School in 
Connecticut. 

Diane Watts Kovach '00 and her husband, 
Brandon, welcomed a daughter, Alexis 
Lynne, into their family on Aug. 20, 2003. 

Amy E. Martin '00 is a music teacher in 
the Reading School District. 

Julie A. Repman '00 is an intensive case 
manager for Keystone Service Systems in 
Harrisburg. 

Michael A. Rose '00 is a legislative assistant 
for Rep. Kerry A. Benninghoff of the 171st 
Legislative District in the House of 
Representatives of the Commonwealth of 
Pennsylvania. 

Blue Ball National Bank recently promoted 
Jesse S. Ashcroft M'Ol, financial services 
sales administrator, to assistant vice president. 

On May 29, 2004, Shawn A. Berwager '01 

and Brandi Swietkoski were married at Lower 
Creek Presbyterian Church in Gettysburg. 
Shawn is a government banking specialist for 
Community Banks in Harrisburg. 

Derek J. Fisher '01 is pursuing a doctoral 
degree in molecular virology and microbiol- 
ogy at the University of Pittsburgh School 
of Medicine. 

Eric M. Gervase '01 is director of publisher 
programs for Reprint Management Services 
in Lancaster. 

On December 20, 2003, Sean M. Griffith 
'01 and Jaclyn E. Brown '02 were married 
at the Restaurant at Doneckers in Ephrata. 
Members of the wedding party included 
Gerald "Jerry" Reilly '01 and Marissa C. 
Shaw '02. Sean is a customer service repre- 
sentative with H.M. Stauffer & Sons in 
Leola, and Jaclyn teaches English as a sec- 
ond language at Reidenbaugh Elementary 
School in the Manheim Township School 
District. 



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Robert J. Brill '63 (above, center) travels the world 
tending to the business of Brilliant Alternatives, Inc., his agricultural 
software firm. Brill developed and now markets computer 
software that allows his clients to produce nutritious animal 
feed at the lowest possible cost. 

A native of Hazelton, the 62-year-old Atlanta resident is 
seldom home. In fact, this successful entrepreneur spends 
only about 40 days a year in the United States, and works 
mostly from an apartment and office in Beijing, China. 

"But," he noted, "that's my job." He might have added that 
he relishes his work and the places it takes him to: India, France, 
Italy, Poland, Thailand, and Spain were on recent itineraries. 

"I really enjoy it," Brill said. "Quite honestly, the people are 
all different, but the business is the same in each country. 
You get a chance to meet a lot of neat people and help them 
to reduce the cost of food in their lands. 

"A nutritionist determines the feeding requirements and 
ingredients. Our program takes the prices of those ingredi- 
ents and available quantities and produces a new recipe at 
the least expense," Brill explained. 

A graduate of The Milton Hershey School, Brill was named the 
school's Alumnus of The Year for 2002. He holds a bachelor's 
degree in mathematics from Lebanon Valley College and a 
master's degree in the same field from The Pennsylvania 
State University. Brill has worked as a computer programmer 
and systems engineer. While employed at IBM, he created soft- 
ware for the agricultural industry to develop cost-effective ani- 
mal feed formulas. Brill has pursued several ventures to 
advance his program. The most recent is Brilliant Alternatives, 
with 30 employees in offices around the globe. There are 
600 clients in 50 countries — evenly split between Europe and 
Asia — including Charoen Pokphand in Bangkok, Thailand, 
which, Brill noted, is the largest producer of animal feed in 
the world. 

"Of the top 25 manufacturers of feed woridwide, 15 have 
purchased our software," he declared. 

Married to Sylvia Laubach Brill '65 for 40 years. Brill is 
the father of three adult children. Although his family roots 
are on the East Coast, Brill speaks with a global view. 



"Basically, our business is population driven. Animal feed 
production is pretty much dictated by the number of people 
in the country," he said. 

"China was a tough one (in which to establish a business). 
It was the first time I was in a country bigger than the United 
States. India was a lot easier." 

Brill's company covers an area that includes five-sixths of 
the worid's population. 

An enthusiastic salesman. Brill does not hesitate to personally 
break ground when opening new markets. "I generally go in 
and sell, and then after I have a few customers, I hire staff 
and gradually withdraw from day-to-day activity within the 
country," he said. "My goal is to make Brill software the most 
used software in the big countries such as the United States, 
Brazil, China, India, and Russia." 

In addition. Brill plans software Improvements that will enable 
his program to work hand-in-hand with those of competitors. 

After a busy life abroad. Brill admits that he is considering 
slowing down, but not for some time. "I see spending maybe 
another three to five years working. We're maturing to the 
point where I may become a coupon cutter so to speak, with 
people just sending me the money," he laughed. "As we build 
staff, I'll have less to do." 

At LVC, Brill was a member of the 1961 football team 
that won the Middle Atlantic Conference championship. 
He occasionally returns to the school, "quietly going around 
the campus," observing changes. 

"It was great," he said, recalling his college experiences. "I 
felt I came out of LVC prepared to take on the world," Brill 
said. "I thought the Math Department was really good. Dr. 
Barney Bissinger was a very interesting guy. 

"Eariy on I considered going into the ministry, but somehow I 
staggered into this," he added. "It's not biblical or preaching, 
but in our way we are feeding millions. ... I probably did a lot 
of things wrong, but taking good care of customers overcomes 
a lot of mistakes." 



Howard Kolus is a freelance writer and newspaper 
reporter for The Lebanon Daily News. 



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class news & notes 



Sean S. Houseknecht M'Ol is a middle 
school science teacher in the Elizabethtown 
Area School District. 

Eugene "Gene" Kelly III '01 is assistant 
director of student activities and student 
development at Lebanon Valley College. 

Jessica R. Landis '01 is the clinical coordi- 
nator for Immune Tolerance Network in 
Bethesda, Md. 

Amy E. Lyons '01 is a clinical research analyst 
at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. 
Amy reviews research protocols, recommends 
cost plans, and negotiates the cost factors 
between the hospital and the pharmaceutical 
companies. 

Jessica A. Mitchell '01, a chemist with 
ESIS Environmental Health Lab in 
Cromwell, Conn., is pursuing a master's 
degree in health science, with a concentra- 
tion in microbiology, from Quinnipiac 
University. 

Donald L. Raiger '01 is a corrections 
researcher and analyst for the Lancaster 
County Prison. 

Matdiew R. Ralph '01 is a staff writer for the 
Gloucester County Times in Woodbury, N.J. 

Jennifer Scheldt '01 is a member of 
the class of 2008 at the University of 
Pennsylvania School of Veterinary 
Medicine. 

Katherine A. Sekula '01, '02 is pursuing a 
doctoral degree in flute performance at the 
University of Connecticut. 

On August 9, 2003, Curt P. Stanton '01 
and Natalie M. Stitzer '01 were married at 
St. Joseph Church in Berwick. Members of 
the wedding party included Stacey A. 
Stinson '01, Timothy J. Belloff '02, and 
Jonathan D. Blasenak '03. 

Becky S. Tice '01 is a ninth- and tenth- 
grade learning support teacher at Pine 
Grove Area High School for the Schuylkill 
Intermediate Unit #29. 

Melinda Gordon Wilson '01 is senior 
internal auditor for Susquehanna PfaltzgrafF 
Co. in York. 

Kelly Runk Amer '02 is an elementary 
music teacher for the Brevard County 
School District in Florida. 

Allison J. Baum '02 and Justin J. 
Remsnyder were married recently at Swatara 
Church of God in Harrisburg. Allison is a 
financial analyst with HealthAmerica in 
Harrisburg. 

Timothy J. Belloff '02 is a social studies 
teacher for the Prince William County 
School District in Virginia. 



Patrick J. Clarke '02 is national account 
manager for the Advertising Specialty 
Institute in Philadelphia. 

Tara Drumheller Derr '02 is a music/vocal 
teacher for the Charles County Public 
Schools in Maryland. 

Eric G. Earner M'02 is director of finance 
at Educational Resources Group, a division 
of Pennsylvania State System of Higher 
Education in Harrisburg. 

Trisha J. Fattda '02 and Brian N. Zellers 

'02 were married recently at Linglestown 
Life United Methodist Church. Members of 
the wedding party included Amy L. Zellers 
'00, Traci Fatula '07, Erica L. Gosart '02, 
Erin M. Engle '02, Lisa M. Duke '02, 
Carrie J. Albright '02, Steven C. Polansky 
'02, Eric S. Shrader '01, Michael D. 
Martin '02, Ronald B. Weaver '05, and 
former LVC student Michael J. Gulli. 
Tfisha is a learning support teacher with the 
West Shore School District, and Brian is a 
teacher with the Central Dauphin School 
District. 

Kerri L. Gasser '02 is on the therapeutic 
staff support team at Philhaven Hospital in 
Mt. Gretna. 

Jonathan R. Grow '02 is a middle school 
special education teacher for the Talbot 
County Public School in St. Michaels, Md. 

Nathan E. Himes '02 received a master's 
degree in forensic science from The George 
Washington University in Washington, 
D.C., and is a forensic laboratory specialist 
with the Virginia Division of Forensic 
Science in Fairfax, Va. 

Brandy M. Klunk '02 is assistant group 
supervisor at U-GRO Child Care in 
Lebanon. 

Jenah M. MacDonald '02 is an accounting 
supervisor for Safety League Inc. in New 
Cumberland. 

Lincoln Madock '02 received a master's 
degree in childhood education from 
Syracuse University. Lincoln is a fifth-grade 
teacher in the Fayetteville-Manlius Central 
School District in New York. 

Amanda B. Neely '02 is an eleventh-grade 
English teacher and a high school Softball 
coach. Amy is also a third- and fourth-grade 
Sunday school teacher and a graduate stu- 
dent at Shippensburg University. 

Ellen L. Shughart '02 is a research assistant 
at the University at Buffalo in New York. 

Lindsay S. Weymouth '02 is a kinder- 
garten and first-grade teacher with the 
Talbot County Public Schools on Tilghman 
Island, Md. 



Jessica M. Wleand '02 is an account execu- 
tive with Integrated Marketing Concepts in 
Whitehall Township. 

Recently, Stacy Reinhart Yoixng '02 suc- 
cessfully completed the CPA examination 
and is now a certified public accountant 
with Catol Schreckengaust in Linglestown. 

Jessica M. Zarko '02 completed her second 
year at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic 
Medicine. 

Eric L. Astor '03 is a guitarist with 
Holland America Cruise Lines. 

Tyrone C. Broxton '03, sports information 
director at Alcorn State University in 
Mississippi, was voted Sports Information 
Director of the Year by the Southwestern 
Atlantic Conference Sports Information 
Directors Associarion. 

Kristin A. Conicelli '03 is an eighth-grade 
social studies teacher at the Palmyra Middle 
School. 

William J. Copeland III '03 is a commu- 
nication associate for the Vanguard Group 
in Malvern. 

Lori B. Counterman '03 is a teacher for 
the Monroe County School Corporation in 
Bloomington, Ind. 

Jennifer D'Emilio '03 is a wildland fire- 
fighter in the Boise National Forest for 
Idaho City Ranger District. 

On Feb. 7, 2004, Jennie L. Fulmer '03 
and Tyrel W. Yealy '03 were married in 
LVC's Miller Chapel. Jennie is a 
customer/claims representative for 
Armstrong World Industries in Lancaster, 
and Tyrel is an accountant with Boles Grove 
& Metzger CPA in Harrisburg. 

Amber S. Keefer '03 and Jesse J. Lane were 
married in LVC's Miller Chapel on June 19, 
2004. 

Eric J. Laychock '03 is strategic accounts 
representative for Armstrong World 
Industries in Virginia. 

Darrell E. Lehman '03 is volunteering for 
a year in Vinnitsa, Ukraine, updating a 
music recording studio and teaching a 
Ukrainian to run it. 

Jessica M. LefFler '03 is a guest service 
agent for the Hershey Lodge and 
Convention Center. 

Ronald C. Lenker '03 is a second lieu- 
tenant in the U.S. Army and is a graduate 
of the Ordinance Officer Basic Course at 
Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md. He is serv- 
ing with the 10th Mountain Division, 10th 
Forward Support Battalion at Ft. Drum, N.Y. 



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S. David LoBianco '03 is a print media 
buyer for the Pennsylvania Newspaper 
Association. 

Amanda C. Nolo '03 is a vocal/general 
music teacher for the Harford County 
Public Schools in Edgewood, Md. 

Charles A. Reichler '03 is a sales represen- 
tative for Armstrong World Industries in 
Lancaster. 

Richard "Rich" Sargo '03 is a residential 
counselor at Bowling Brook Preparatory 
School, a school for juvenile delinquents in 
Keymar, Md. 

Scott C. Shilling '03 is a multi-store manag- 
er for Hockey Haven Inc. in Brookfield, Wis. 

Molly Spangenberg '03, a music teacher in 
the Spotsylvania County Schools in 
Fredericksburg, Va., was recognized as the 
Spotsylvania County "Elementary First-Year 
Teacher-of-the-Year." 

Jenelle L. Zeigler '03 is a biologist for 
Merck & Co. in West Point, N.Y 

Cassandra Hoadley '04 is an assistant 
account executive in the public affairs 
department at Hill & Knowlton in 
Washington, D.C. 

Judith C. Leidy '04 is an account represen- 
tative for Sign Buddies in Kingston. 



In Memoriam 

John E. Bex, benefactor of the College, 
died on May 12, 2004, at 85. He was a 
retired colonial in the U.S. Air Force and 
the founder of the National Civil Defense 
Federal Emergency Management 
Commission. 

Roger I. Robinson, former LVC assistant 
football and track coach, died on April 24, 
2004, in Columbia, S.C. 

Ruth Bomberger Rohland, benefactor of 
the College, died on June 16, 2004, at 80. 

Helen Miller Snively, secretary of LVC's 
alumni programs for 20 years, died on April 
27, 2004, in Havre de Grace, Md. She was 
90 years old. 

C. Jeanette Witmer, benefactor of the 
College, died on June 16, 2004, in Palmyra, 
at the age of 93. 

Delia H. Thomas '23 died on March 1 5, 
2004, in Cornwall; she was 101. A former 
teacher in the Palmyta School District, she 
was a member of rhe Daughters of 
American Colonists; the Palmyra and 
National Retired Teachers associations; 
Home Study Group of Annville; and 
Friends of Olde Annville. 



John "Jack" R. Morris '37 died on Jan. 
12, 2004, in Harrisburg at age 89. A mem- 
ber of the Greatet Harrisburg Arts Council, 
he was a retired data processing manager for 
Bell Telephone Company. He was the father 
of John R. Morris II '59. 



John Y. Groff '38 died on Jan. 1, 2004, in 
Annville; he was 87. A metallurgist and 
quality-control specialist, he was retired 
from the Lebanon Steel Foundry. 

Lena Risser Mitchell '38 died on May 3 1 , 
2004. 



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By Jasmine Ammons Bucher '97 

FOR RMY MGININGCR 'o6, 

participating in the 2004 Harrisburg Cow 
Parade put her name on the campus map as well 
as spread it across the country. "When the Art 
Department asked if there was anyone interested in painting 
a cow for the Cow Parade, I knew this would be a great opportunity," said Meininger. 

Sponsored by College Trustee Frank R. Sourbeer '72, Meininger's cow was 
one of 137 cows that appeared in the Harrisburg Cow Parade, a public, outdoor art 
exhibition and fund-raising initiative benefiting Whitaker Center for Science and the 
Arts. "I felt an educational institution should have this opportunity," said Sourbeer. 
"I knew Lebanon Valley College would be a great choice and that this would be a 
good opportunity for a student with initiative." 

And he was right. Not only was Meininger's cow, "Got Spots," displayed on Front 
Street in Harrisburg, but the Cow Parade Committee also has selected Meininger's 
cow to be miniaturized and distributed and sold in gift shops nationwide. "This has 
been great for me," said Meininger. "I met many important people in the art world, 
and now my name will be out there for collectors and people in the art world to see." 

Members of the LVC community also have had the chance to admire Meininger's 
work. Duhng a live auction in June, Sourbeer purchased the life-sized, 100-pound 
cow for LVC. It has been installed on a weighted base and placed in the_narthex of 
Miller Chapel. "I love knowing that I 
am legendary through my cow," said 
Meininger. 

A double major in art and art history, 
and digital communications, Meininger 
is happy to share her notoriety with 
these departments on campus. 
"Everyone will know what great things 
you can do as a student at LVC," 
said Meininger. "People will see my 
cow and say, 'Wow, look at the 
opportunities you have as an art student 
here.'" 



As the College's director of campaign 
communications, Jasmine Ammons Bucher '97 
handles all aspects of communications for 
LVC's Great Expectations Campaign. She is a 
former co-editor of La Vie Collegienne and 
member of the College's Concert Choir. j., 




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class news & notes 



Vema Schlosser SoUenberger '40 died on 

March 1 , 2004, in Lancaster at 84. She was 
a former music teacher in the Mechanicsburg 
and Annviile-Cleona school districts. She 
also was involved in the running of her 
family's Annville dairy farm and, in 1988, 
was named International Flying Farmer of 
the Year. She was the sister of Arlene 
Schlosser Keller '47. 

Dorothy KroU Fisher '41 died on Feb. 16, 
2004, in Fountain Sptings at the age of 84. 
A former English teacher at Tri-Valley High 
School in Hegins, she was a long-time 
pianist and member of First United 
Methodist Ptesbyterian Church in Ashland. 

Edward C. McFerren '42 died on Jan. 22, 
2004, in Lancaster at 83. He was a former 
management consultant and a fotmer 
instructor at Elizabethtown College. 

John D. Dow Si. '45 died on Aptil 16, 
2004, in Maine at 81. An Air Force veteran 
of World War II, John was a teacher at 
Catibou High School and Bath Juniot High 
School in Maine. 

Jean Gingrich Bomgardner '46 died on 
June 29, 2004, in Palmyra at 79. She was a 
retired teacher who had taught fifth and 
sixth grades at Forge Street Elementary 
School in Palmyra. 

John G. Heagy '47 died on Jan. 6, 2004, 
in Cornwall at the age of 82. He was an 
Army vetetan of World War II, having 
served in Patron's Third Army in the 
European theatei. John was a former history 
teacher, guidance counselor, and middle- 
school principal in the Cornwall-Lebanon 
School District. 



Dr. Grace E. Laverty '48 died on June 16, 
2004, in Harrisburg at 77. She was a fotmer 
vocal and instrumental music teacher in 
Sullivan County and educational research 
associate with the Pennsylvania Department 
of Education. 

Lois Wenger Cowles '49 died on May 3 1 , 
2004, in Carlisle; she was 77 years old. She 
was a retired school psychologist for Capital 
Area Intermediate Unit in Mechanicsburg 
and fof the Carlisle School District. 

Sidney S. Miller '49 died on April 1 1 , 
2004, in Hershey at 79 years of age. An 
Army medic during World War II, he was a 
retired administrator with the Pennsylvania 
Department of Health. 

Edward Williams '49 died on June 21 , 
2004, in Lebanon at 80. A vetetan of Wotld 
War II, Korea, and Vietnam, Edward was a 
retired officer in the Central Intelligence 
Agency and the U.S. Army. While living 
in Virginia, he was a volunteer with the 
American Red Cross, working with disaster 
relief at the Fairfax, Va., and national offices. 
In 1987, he was named Volunteer of the 
Year of the Fairfax chapter. After moving to 
Lancaster in 1996, he volunteered at the 
Lebanon Veterans Affairs Hospital in its 
pharmacy and education departments. 

The Rev. Elmer H. Horst '50 died on 
March 3, 2004, in Palmyra at 80. A United 
Methodist minister for 37 years, he served 
churches in Mount Aetna, Shoemakersville, 
West Lawn, and Hershey. He was the hus- 
band of Clarian GrofF Horst '50 and the 
bfother of Russel J. Horst '42. 

H. Bruce McCutcheon '51 died on Feb. 
21, 1924, in Ransom, 111., at the age of 79. 
A veteran of the Navy, he was a veterinarian 
in Ransom for 47 years. 



Save the date for Alumni Weekend 

June 10-12 



All alumni are invited back to campus for a weekend full of good friends, good memories, and 
good food. If your class year ends in a "5" or "0", it's reunion time for you, and your class needs 
your help! 

Volunteers are needed to encourage attendance, plan events, and (^ — ^ -'^^ 

advertise the reunion. If you are interested in helping to make your (^ 

reunion an event to remember, contact Jess Bostdorf '99, director 

of leadership giving (bostdorf@lvc.edu), or Deb Wescott '95 f" 

(dwescott@lvc.edu), associate director of alumni programs, / 

for more information. (J 




Former music teacher Robert Y. Clay '53 

died on Feb. 1 1 , 2004, at 73. A well-known 
cellist in the York area, he was the founder 
of the Bob Clay Orchestta and Big Band, 
the Bob Clay Trio, and the Elmwood String 
Quartet. A member of the Harrisburg 
Symphony Orchestra at the age of 12, Bob 
also played in the York and Baltimote sym- 
phony orchesttas. 

John I. Grosnik '53 died on Jan. 5, 2004; 
he was 89. After serving in the U.S. Army 
from 1931 to 1937, John joined the 
Pennsylvania State Police. After retiring in 
1971, he became a security administrator 
for General Services Administration in 
Washington, D.C. He was the father of Dr. 
Cedric Grosnick '77. 

Roger L. Dundore '55 died on March 9, 
2004, in Lebanon at 70 years of age. He 
was an Army veteran and the owner of 
Dundore's Signs and Displays in Lebanon. 
He was the fathet of Eric R. Dundore '79. 

Lois Gingrich Yorty '57 died on Feb. 27, 
2004, in Lebanon at age 68. A former teacher, 
she retired in 1997 after 30 years of service in 
the Cornwall-Lebanon School District. 

Doris Baker Hansell '60 died on February 
7, 2004, in New Jersey at 60. She was a 
nurse and nursing educatot at Temple 
University, the Cochran School of Nursing 
in Yonkers, N.Y., and most recently with 
the Capital Health System. She was the wife 
of John M. HanseU Jr. '66. 

Elaine M. DeHart '69 died on Dec. 14, 

2003, in Hershey at 56 . She was the wife 
of Charles J. DeHart III '68. 

Michelle M. Brightbill '72 died on 
January 24, 2004, in New York City at 53. 
A violinist, Michelle was a former music 
teacher in schools in Summit, N.J., and Mt. 
Pleasant, Del. For the last 1 5 years, she was 
an administrative assistant with Spencer 
Stuart in New York City. 

Terry L. Bricker '72 died on April 27, 

2004, in Reading at 53 years of age. 

Patricia Sipe Hufiinan '76 died on April 5, 
2004, in Montoursville at 49. She was a 
retired music teacher, having taught in the 
Williamsport School District for 27 years. 

Mina R. Yanney '85 died on Feb. 11, 

2004, in Philadelphia at 40. He was an 
investment banker and financial analyst and 
vice president for Hempstead & Co. Inc. of 
Haddonfield, N.J. 

Clifford J. Kaylor '01 died on March 8, 
2004, in Annville at 45. A tenor in the 
Susquehanna Chorale, he was a former staff 
I membet of the accounting department of the 
I Lebanon Veterans Administration Hospital. 



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The ongoing beautitication of the L\'C 
campus lias inspired an appreciation in 
man)' a photographer inckiding our 
\'er\- own students. Matt Grim '06, 
music recording technoiosj\', took the 



and it won a First Place award at the 
York Fair. Tim Flynn '05, English, took 



working on campus this summer. The 



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Dr. June Eby Herr '34, H'97 

Dr. June Eby Herr, who for 27 years was a 
highly dedicated and inspirational education 
professor at the Valley, died on April 18 at 
her home in Hershey. She was 90. Herr, a 
1934 graduate of the College, was awarded 
LVC s prestigious doctorate of humane letters 
in 1997. That honor came 1 7 years after 
her retirement in 1980 from her ftill-time 
position as an associate professor of 
elementary education. After being awarded 
emerita status, she continued to teach part 
time until 1986. 

Herr was known not only as a teacher 
who was passionate about education, but 
also as a caring person who excelled at find- 
ing each student's unique talent. "She 
accepted you for what you were, encouraged 
you to work hard, and gave to everyone a 
unique and lasting love of teaching," 
recalled John Onofrey '64 in the fall 2002 
issue of The Valley. "She was demanding of 
students in the very best sense of the word. 
She wanted us to care deeply about our stu- 
dents and the preparation that went into all 
of our classes," Onofrey added. 

Dr. Michael Grella professor emeritus of 
education, who retired from LVC in 2001, 
remembers Herr in that same Valley article 
as a mentor and as "an indefatigable, daundess 
worker. Nothing was ever too difficult for 
her." And, he added, "She had a better 
knowledge of students than anyone I knew 
at the College." He marveled at her up-to- 
date index file of graduates, complete with 
the names of their children. Every year, 
Herr sent Christmas cards to hundreds of 
her former students, each with a handwritten 
note, just as she had meticulously written 
personal notes on their assignments years 
before. As one of those students, Mary 
D'Anna Thomas '68, summed it up, "Herr 
epitomized the family atmosphere that 
makes LVC so appealing." Thomas credits 
Herr and othets with giving het superior 
training. 

Herr earned her LVC degree in music 
education and her master's degiee in teaching 
the gifted from The Pennsylvania State 
University. She also completed graduate 
work in reading and language arts at the 
University of Pennsylvania. When she 
returned to LVC in 1959 after years of 
teaching in Palmyra and Derry Township, 
she specialized in the teaching of the gifted 
child and helped to develop the honors 
program at the College. In 2003, Herr was 
the inaugural recipient of the Dr. June E. 
Herr 'iA Educator Award. Her former stu- 




Dr. June Eby Herr 

dents honored her by donating to the Dr. 
June E. Herr Resource Room. It will 
become available for use in 2005 in Lynch 
Memorial Hall, which is now an all-academic 
building. 

Contributions may be made to the June 
E. Herr Scholarship Fund, established by 
her children in 1988, c/o Lebanon Valley 
College, Annville, PA 17003. So far, the 
scholarship has benefited 41 LVC education 
majors. 



Thomas A. Lanese 

Thomas A. Lanese, an associate professor 
emeritus of strings, conducting, and theory 
at LVC, died April 23 in Lebanon at the age 
of 88. During his 24 years with the College, 
from 1954 to 1978, Lanese won awards for 
his hauntingly beautiful compositions, filled 
with unexpected rhythms and harmonies. 

While serving in the Army in World War 
II, he toured 300 cities around the world 
with Irving Berlin's "This Is the Army" 
orchestra, and appeared in the movie of the 
same name after the war. The band fit in 
rehearsals around their military training as 
they traveled to Europe, Africa, India, 
Australia, the Middle East, and the United 
States. Berlin insisted on hiring only the 
best instrumentalists, drawing many of 
them from the top bands of the day. Lanese, 
a violist, also played with the Glenn Miller 
Orchestra. 

Lanese won a scholarship to Baldwin- 
Wallace College in Cleveland, and also 
graduated from the Manhattan School of 
Music; he earned a fellowship to complete a 
master's degree at The Juilliard School of 



Thomas A. Lanese 

Music. Recently, he and his wife of 57 
years, Denise, wrote a book. The Common 
Clay: A Dual Memoir of Denise and Tom 
Lanese. The book traces their unusual story. 
He was the son of Italian immigrants who 
grew up poor during the Depression on the 
outskirts of Cleveland. She was the daughter 
of the world-famous Parisian conductor, 
Pierre Monteux, one of the most important 
musical figures of the 20th century, who 
championed the work of Stravinsky when 
no one else would play it. The two met 
after World War II through her brother, 
who was friends with Lanese. The book 
includes stories and photographs of their 
years at LVC. Denise, a former concert 
pianist, is now a well-known sculptor. 

Lanese composed more than 100 pieces, 
including musicals, operas, and requiem 
masses. One of Lanese's works was a musical 
based on lyrics by Edna Carmean '59, H'85 
called Sauerkraut and Boston Beans, a love 
story that recalled the early history of the 
College and the beginning of co-education. 
Lanese also set several poems to music from 
Porches, a book of poetry based on the lives 
and words of some longtime Annville residents 
written by LVC English Professor Dr. Philip 
Billings. 

Lanese's most frequent collaborations 
were with Dr. Arthur Ford '59, professor 
emeritus of English. They produced a series 
of one-act children's operas and also The Ban, 
an opera about Old Order Mennonites. In 
addition to the sacred music he composed, 
Lanese also wrote extensively for both vocal 
and instrumental musical groups at the 
College. His distinctive music, with its 
frequent changes in rhythm and harmony. 



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/ Robert O'Donnell 

is difficult to perform, but "absolutely 
transporting, " according to Nevelyn Knisely, 
emerita lecturer in music, who described it for 
The Valley magazine in 1993. 

Some information for this article came from 
an article by Laura Chandler Ritter in The 
Valley magazine. Fall 1993. 



J. Robert O'Donnell 

J. Robert O'Donnell, LVC associate 
professor emeritus of physics, died May 5 in 
Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. He 
was 82. O'Donnell taught at the College for 
28 years, from 1959 to 1987. He was loved 
by his former students for his teaching style 
and his personality. Tom Bross '69, a 
teacher at Moravian Academy, noted, "His 
preparation was carefully detailed; he taught 
for understandings, not just memorizations, 
to get us to pass a test. His explanations 
were always clear and concise; his notes and 
drawings, precise .... He was the best teacher 
I've ever had. I try to follow his style in my 
own teaching." 

Dr. Russel Hertzog '64, subsurface 
science initiative director at Idaho National 
Engineering and Environment, agreed. 
"Professor O'Donnell's lessons were like a 
concerto; the precision with which he 
taught physics was inspirational. He 
explained details about the foundation of 
mathematics, the language of physics, in a 
way that it was easily understood, enabling 
us to solve problems." Hertzog, who 
remained friends with O'Donnell for 44 
years, added, "He was never a judgmental 
professor; he always accepted students for 



who they were. He was a friend and mentor 
to his students, always treating us as equals, 
but he challenged us to do as well as we 
could by taking the hardest classes and 
pushing us to go to graduate school. His 
take-home exams were killers; it often took 
us an entire week to solve three problems." 

O'Donnell and his wife. Dr. Agnes M. 
Boyle O'Donnell, LVC professor emerita of 
English, enjoyed supporting the College's 
Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery. 

O'Donnell served with the U.S. Army in 
Italy from 1 942 to 1 946. He then enrolled 
at The Pennsylvania State University, where 
he became a member of Phi Beta Kappa 
and received the Evan Pugh Medal for 
Excellence in Education. After earning a 
bachelor of science in physics from Penn 
State, he went on to earn a master of sci- 
ence in physics at the University of 
Delaware and spent two years on doctoral 
work at Lehigh University, also in physics. 

Before arriving at Lebanon Valley, 
O'Donnell was an instructor in physics at 
the University of Delaware and at the 
Women's College of the University of North 
Carolina. He received three National 
Science Foundation Fellowships at Bucknell 
University, the University of Kansas, and 
the University of Tennessee. 

His personal interests were eclectic, ranging 
from literature to collecting antique cars. 
He also collected early physics books and 
played acoustic guitar. Surviving, in addition 
to his wife, are cousins, nieces, and nephews. 

Some information for this article came from 
an article by Nancy Kettering Frye '80 in The 
Valley magazine, Spring/Summer 2001. 



Dr. Carl T. Wigal 

The LVC community gathered in 
September to celebrate the life of the late 
chemistry professor Dr. Carl T. Wigal, who 
died unexpectedly on June 20, 2004, at the 
age of 46. The campus memorial service 
allowed the many students and faculty who 
were away last simimer during his earlier 
service in June to have the opportunity to 
pay their last respects. Wigal, who chaired 
his department, was one of the most well- 
respected and well-liked professors on campus. 
He died at Hershey Medical Center after 
suffering a heart attack in Mt. Gretna while 
on a family outing. 

Mentoring students was the greatest passion 
of Wigal's professional life, according to his 
friend and colleague. Dr. Owen T. Moe Jr., 



the Vernon and Doris Bishop Distinguished 
Professor of Chemistry at LVC. "He had a 
gift for inspiring students," Moe recalled. 
"He inspired them to do more than they 
ever thought they could do." 

In the spring of 2003, the American 
Chemical Society recognized Wigal with the 
E. Emmet Reid Award, which honored him 
as the the best undergraduate teacher at a 
small college in the Mid-Atlantic region. In 
September 2003, Wigal was presented with 
an award sponsored by Pfizer at Indiana 
University's Symposium for Excellence in 
Undergraduate Chemical Research. Wigal 
won LVC's highest teaching prize in 2003, 
the Thomas Rhys Vickroy Distinguished 
Teaching Award. 

During his 1 1 years at LVC, Wigal was 
successful in obtaining nearly half a million 
dollars in research grants for the department. 
Continuing a tradition that began at LVC 
over 50 years ago, Wigal published his 
research results with the students who 
collaborated with him. 

Wigal excelled at finding research projects 
that could be done by undergraduate students, 
but that also made a real contribution to 
science. Wigal took pride in his students' 
successes as they were accepted to prestigious 
graduate programs and earned doctorates in 
chemistry or became doctors or dentists. In 
the past seven years, his students have won 
graduate fellowships to doctoral programs 
at Princeton, Northwestern, Michigan, 
Indiana, Wisconsin, Southern California, 
Pittsburgh, Penn State, the University of 
Pennsylvania, and the State University of 




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New York at Buffalo. One of his students 
won the national American Chemical 
Society Fellowship in Organic Chemistry to 
pursue postdoctoral study at Stanford 
University. 

Wigal's research was aimed at developing 
new strategies for synthesizing namral products, 
particularly the synthetic and mechanistic 
aspects of addition reactions to 1,4- 
quinones. He was also actively developing 
microscale experiments for organic chemistry. 

Wigal earned a bachelor of science degree 
in chemistry from the University of Cincinnati 
in 1986 and a doaorate in organic chemistry 
from Miami University of Ohio in 1990. 
In addition to his parents and a brother in 
Indiana, he leaves his wife, Shari Lynne 
Quick Wigal, three children, daughters 
Gwenna L. and Stephanie L., and a son, 
Corey T. 

Contributions in honor of Wigal may be 
made to the Neidig Chemistry Research 
Fund at Lebanon Valley College, 101 North 
College Avenue, Annville, PA 17003. 



JOB CHANGES 

English professor Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson 

is serving as acting vice president for academic 
affairs and dean of the faculty, taking 
over those duties from Dr. Stephen C. 
MacDonald, who was recently named as 
LVC's 17th president by the College's Board 
of Trustees. Dr. Deanna L. Dodson, associate 
ptofessor of psychology and former chair of 
that department, has been named associate 
dean of the faculty, replacing Barbara S. 
Vlaisavljevic, who left the College in June 
after 17 years to accept a position at Villa 




Dr. Pliylis C. Drydeti 



Dr. Jeanne C. Hey 



Dr Paul A. Heise 



Julie College in Maryland. In the wake of 
Vlaisavljevic's departure as head of the LVC 
Study Abroad Program, Jill Russell, formerly 
the study abroad advisor, has been promoted 
to a new position as director of the program. 
Dr. Angel Tuninetti, associate professor of 
Spanish and chair of the Foreign Languages 
Depanment, will also serve as faculty advisor 
of the Study-Abroad Program. 

EMERITI 

The Lebanon Valley College Board of 
Trustees has granted emeriti status to thtee 
retired professors: Dr. Phylis C. Dryden of 
Annville, who was named professor emerita 
of English; Dr. Jeanne C. Hey of Leesport, 
who was named professor emerita of 
economics; and Dr. Paul A. Heise of Mt. 
Gretna, who was named professor emeritus 
of economics. 

Dryden joined the LVC faculty in 1 987 
as an assistant professor. She is a 1 976 
graduate of the Adult Degree Program at 
Atlantic Union College in Massachusetts, 
and holds a mastet's degree and a doctorate 




Dr. Stephen MacDonald 



from the State University of New York at 
Albany. Dryden resigned from her position 
as an associate professor at the end of 2003 
due to a neurological condition, and has 
taken up new duties as a writing tutor with 
an office in the College's Vernon and Doris 
Bishop Library. Her special interest in 
nontraditional students and nontraditional 
teaching methods even led her to dress up 
as the "Plagiarism Police." She is the author 
of over 120 published poems and 100 news- 
paper anicles. She plans to foster national 
awareness safety issues for older and disabled 
drivers, hoping to convince them to surrender 
their licenses, as she did. 

Heise came to Lebanon Valley College in 
1991 after working in the Ford, Cartel, and 
Reagan administrations, and teaching at 
several other colleges. He served in the U.S. 
Department of State as a trade negotiator in 
Switzerland. Heise continues to write a 
column on politics and economics for the 
Lebanon Daily News. He is a graduate of the 
School of Foreign Service at Georgetown 
University, and holds a master's degree in 
intetnational economics from Georgetown 
University and a master's degree in multi- 
national corporations and labor from the 
Kennedy School of Government at 
Harvard. Heise earned his doctorate in 
labor and the history of thought from the 
New School for Social Research in New 
York City. 

Hey taught economics at LVC for 1 5 
years. She earned her doctorate in business/ 
economics from Lehigh University in 1990, 
36 years after graduating in 1954 from 
Bucknell University with a degree in mathe- 
matics and chemistry. She also earned a master 
of business administration degree from 
Lehigh University in 1982. Her professional 
interests include the deficit, trade, the 
economics of health and the environment, 
and capitalism. Her personal interests 
include long-distance bicycling with two 



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good friends, both 76-year-old retired 
nurses. At the age of 71, Hey, the mother of 
six, is the youngest in her trio. In June, the 
three women completed a 1 ,000-mile, three- 
state journey. 

COMMENCEMENT 

In May, the College awarded diplomas to 
nearly 450 graduates on Rohland Intramural 
Field. Dr. Carl Wigal, then chair of the 
LVC Chemistry Department, gave the 
Commencement address, a few weeks 
before his imexpected death. He advised the 
graduates to surround themselves with excellent 
people, to cherish their family and friends, 
and not to forget to have fun. Dr. H. 
Anthony "Tony" Neidig '43, professor 
emeritus of chemistry, who pioneered the 
concept of engaging undergraduate students 
in chemistry research at the College, was 
awarded an honorary degree. He taught 
chemistry at LVC for 36 years. Also honored 
at the ceremony was Dr. Mary Lemons, 
associate professor of music, who won the 
Thomas Rhys Vickroy Award for teaching, 
the College's highest teaching award for full- 
time faculty. Lemons, who joined LVC in 
1 996, was praised as a person of extraordinary 
energy who engages smdents with an infectious 
enthusiasm for music education. The award 
for a part-time or adjunct faculty member, 
the Nevelyn J. Knisley Award for 
Inspirational Teaching, went to Jeff 
Reining;ton, adjunct instructor in the 
Master of Science Education Program. In 
the fall of 2002, Remington was the only 
secondary school teacher in Pennsylvania to 
receive the 2002 Presidential Award for 
Excellence in Science Teaching, which was 
presented at the White House. 

For the second year in a row, two stu- 
dents qualified for the highest student 
honor, the Howard Anthony Neidig Award, 
created by this year's honorary degree recipi- 
ent and his wife, Helen. TTie first winner was 
Lisa Landis of New Holland, a summa cum 
Uude graduate in English with minors in 
Spanish and political science. Landis won the 
Senior Prize in English and is a member of 
Phi Alpha Epsilon, the College's honor soci- 
ety. She was co-editor of La Vie Collegienne 
and also earned four-year varsity letters in 
indoor and outdoor track and field. The 
second winner, Adam Bentz of Annville, 
majored in both historical communications 
and Spanish, and graduated summa cum 
laude. Bentz was a staff writer for La Vie, an 
anchor for the College's WLVC Radio news, 
a freelance reporter for the Lebanon Daily 



News, and completed an internship as an 
editor of scholarly journals. He won the 
Baish Memorial History Award and is a 
member of Phi Alpha Epsilon. In addition, 
he was active in campus community life as a 
tutor and service volunteer. 



last time the test was given, 33 percent of 
LVC business students ranked in the 80th 
percentile and 25 percent ranked in the 
90th percentile on the most recent Educational 
Testing Service Major Field Test in Business. 
These distinguished rankings are in comparison 
to 10,830 college and university students 
nationwide. 




STUDENTS 

LVC foreign-language students 

helped elementary school 

children learn about Spanish 

culture last spring during 

After-School Storytimes at 

the Annville Free Library. The 

college students spent two 

afternoons a week helping the 

children explore Spanish culture 

and language through stories, 

songs, and games. Under the 

direction of Spanish Professor 

Dr. Diane ^esias, the students 

taught kindergarteners 

through fourth graders Spanish 

greetings, colors, ntunbers, and geography. 

The LVC students were: Ashley Boyd '06, 

Nicholas Buckwalter '05, Joseph Fees '04, 

Jennifer Merriman '04, Silvia Perbetsky '04, 

Cheryl Sypher '06, and MeUka Troxell '06. 

Senior Christopher Whiteley '04 of 

Annville conducted the LVC Wind 
Ensemble in his own 2003 composition, 
Artie Fjord, during the College's Symphonic 
Band and Wind Ensemble Concert in April. 

Students in the LVC Department of 
Business and Economics continued to excel 
in the statewide Phi Beta Lambda business 
competition, pulling in first, second, and 
third places in several categories. Also, the 



Lisa Landis 04 



Adam Bentz '04 



Keith Boden '04, mathematics and computer 
science; Rob Fisette '04, mathematics; 
and Nick Hamblet '04, mathematics and 
computer science, represented the College 
and won the Fourth Annual Dickinson 
Programming Competition last spring. 
Dickinson, Hood, and Gettysburg colleges 
were among the 1 1 institutions that competed 
in this computer programming competition. 
LVC also won over Shippensburg University, 
a team that qualified for and competed in 
the World Championships last fall. Other 
LVC teams had finished second at the first 
and second annual competitions, but did not 
compete in year three. Dr. Kenneth Yamall, 
associate professor of mathematical sciences 



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and coordinator of the computer science 
program, serves as the group's faculty 
advisor. 

GALLERY 

The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery started 
the celebration of its tenth anniversary season 
with a dazzling exhibition called Tiffany by 
Design. More than 25 brilliant lamps (both 
table lamps and chandeliers), glass, and 
decorative objects from 1900 to 1925 were 
on display from August to October. It was 
the show's first appearance outside the 
New York area. Next, from October to 
December, the Gallery is featuring a lyrical 
exhibition called Enchanted Realms: Japanese 
Woodblock Prints. Some 35 richly colored 
1 9th century Japanese woodblock prints are 




Tiffany lamp from the 
Tiffany by Design exhibition 

on display, primarily from the late Edo and 
Meiji periods. For their brilliant use of 
color, dynamic surface patterns, and unique 
sense of space, they are thought to be 
among the greatest artistic achievements of 
the East. 

The fall 2002 Whistler exhibition at the 
gallery (Whistler's England: Works on Paper) 
received recognition abroad in the most 
respected scholarly journal on prints from 
the 15th to the 21st centuries. A review of 
the LVC exhibition was published in Print 
Quarterly (vol. 21, no. 1), p. 65. Martin 
Hopkinson, an independent English art 
historian, wrote the review for the London- 
based journal. 



FILM FESTIVAL 

Dr. Jeff Ritchie, assistant professor of 
English and digital communications, and 
Skip Hicks, owner of the Allen Theatre in 
Annville, created and launched the first 
annual Quittapahilla Film Festival in Oaober. 
The three-day festival was established to 
highlight a variety of independent films, 
which were shown at MJ's Coffeehouse at 
the Allen Theatre and on campus. 

Several of the films shown were either made 
in Pennsylvania or made by Pennsylvanians, 
including Containment: Life after Three Mile 
Island, a documentary on Three Mile 
Island. Films from area film schools also 
figured prominently into the festival, as 
did over 10 hours of independent, feature- 
length, and short films from across North 
America. Categories included animated 
films, documentaries, narratives, avant-garde, 
and Pennsylvania films. 

HOFFMAN SYMPOSIUM 

Fourteen music educators with national — 
and some with international — reputations 
gathered on campus in July for the Mary E. 
Hoffman Symposium. They led over 100 
music teachers in discussions on the major 
issues facing the music education profession. 
The response from both the presenters and 
the conference attendees was extremely 
enthusiastic, according to Dr. Mark 
Mecham, the Clark and Edna Carmean 
Distinguished Professor of Music. Titled 
Music Education: Inheriting a Legacy, the 
symposium, three years in the making, 





Mary E. Hoffman 



Dr. Donald E. Kline 

honored the legacy of Mary Jane Eckert 
Hoffinan '48, a distinguished alumna who 
was one of the country's leading music 
educators. From LVC, Mecham, Dr. Mary 
Lemons, associate professor of music, and 
Dr. George Curfinan '53 were scheduled 
presenters. Curfman, professor emeritus of 
music education, was too ill to attend, so 
his presentation was made by Carmen 
Evans Gulp, a co-author with Mary 
Hoffman of the Silver Burdett basal series 
books. Participants came from Alaska, 
Maine, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois — and 
even Okinawa. The presentations will be 
published as a festschrift. 

AWARDS 

The Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association's 
Fellows Award went to Dr. Donald E. Kline, 
Education Department chair, at the associa- 
tion's convention in Hershey last December. 
This is the most prestigious honor given by 
the group, and is awarded for sustained lead- 
ership and service to science education. 

Thomas Strohman '75, associate professor 
of music and for over 30 years a member of 
Third Stream, one of the most highly 
regarded jazz quartets in the mid-Atlantic 
region, was honored in April with LVC's 
Student Government Educator of the Year 
Award. Students vote on the honor, which 
is awarded on "Dutchmen Day," a surprise 
day off from classes. Strohman is also a 
composer/arranger and rhe director of the 
LVC Jazz Band. Melissa Knoll '04, student 



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government president, said that Strohman 
has helped students with advice, not only 
about academics, but also about life. 

Thomas J. Sposito II M'95 of Harrisburg, 
president and chief executive officer of 
Pennsylvania State Bank, was honored in 
April at the College with the Dr. Harlan R. 
Wengert Distinguished Business Leader 
Award. LVC presents the award to outstanding 
business leaders who support education and 
promote community service. Also at the 
ceremony, Kerry Cunningham '04 of 
Mechanicsburg was honored as the 500th 
graduate of LVC's Master of Business 
Administration Program. He is a senior 
category development analyst for Hershey 
Foods Corp. Dr. Harlan R. Wengert, the 
retired chairman of Wengert s Dairy, is a 
trustee emeritus at LVC and in 1987 
received an honorary doctor of science 
degree from the College. He initiated the 
Wengert award in 1 999. 

Distinguished Alumni Awards went to 
Dr. Robert E. Harbaugh '74 and Betty 
Criswell Hungerford '54 in June at 
Alumni Weekend. They were honored for 
excellence in their professions, significant 
contributions to their communities, and out- 
standing service to LVC. Harbaugh, chair of 
the neurosurgery department at Penn State 
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, also was 
appointed to the LVC Board of Trustees in 
May. Hungerford, a business administration 
and economics major at LVC, has had a 
long career in public relations in the 
Harrisburg area. For the last three years, 
she has been director of development at the 
Homeland Center, a long-term care facility 
in Harrisburg. 

Harbaugh, a native of West York and a 
graduate of The Pennsylvania State University 
College of Medicine, returned to central 
Pennsylvania after nearly 25 years in 
Hanover, N.H. He completed his residency 
at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical School 
and later served there as a professor of 
surgery and radiology and in various key 
administrative positions before being named 
director of Dartmouth's Cetebrovascular 
Disease Center, of cerebrovascular surgery, 
and of the neurosurgical laboratory. At 
Hershey, he maintains a busy clinical practice 
specializing in cerebrovascular and tumor 
surgery, and directs a stroke center and the 
neurosurgery resident program. He has edited 
two books and published more than 200 
articles, book chapters, and abstracts on 



research topics such as drug delivery to the 
brain, epilepsy, and tumors. 

Hungerford was the first woman to serve 
as president of the Pennsylvania Public 
Relations Society, and has held positions 
with the Girl Scouts, Harrisburg's Polyclinic 
Hospital, and Mechanicsburg's Seidle 
Hospital, and as executive director of 
Planned Parenthood. Her volunteer association 
with the March of Dimes spans decades, 
and she has been a leader at both the state 
and national levels. She also has served on 
American Cancer Society boards at both the 
county and state levels; was a founding 
board member of Gaudenzia, a drug and 
alcohol treatment facility in Harrisburg; and 
has served with the United Way and the 
Civic Club of Harrisburg. At LVC, she was 
the first woman chosen as president of the 




Dr. Robert Harbaugh '74 

Alumni Association, and has volunteered 
for every committee in the association at 
one time or another. 

The Office of College Relations received 
five awards for its publications and College 
web site in the last few months. The 
2002—2003 President's Report received an 
Apex Award for Excellence and a 2004 
Communicator Award. The Science 
Timeline also received an Apex Award for 
Excellence, and the entire new LVC web 
site earned a 2004 Communicator Award. 
The Valley closed out the awards, earning a 
2004 Communicator Award. The Apex 
awards are based on "excellence in graphic 
design, editorial content, and the ability to 
achieve overall communications excellence. " 




LVC President Stephen MacDonald and 
Betty Criswell Hungerford '54 

ELECTED 

Jean-Paul Benowitz, adjunct instructor in 

history, was elected last spring to the board 

of directors of the Historic Harrisburg 

Association. 

Rick Becker, director of facilities services, 
became president in July of the Delaware 
Valley Chapter of the Association of Physical 
Plant Administrators. Becker has been active in 
that association for years, and has served as a 
member of the chapter board of direnors. The 
Delaware Valley Chapter currently has 48 
member colleges and universities in 
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. 

GRANTS 

Dr. Walter Patton, assistant professor of 
chemistry, received two grants last spring. 
The first came from the Council on 
Undergraduate Research in support of his 
research program. The councils Undergraduate 
Summer Research Fellowship supports a 
student researcher for the summer at the 
mentor's institution. Patton awarded the 
fellowship to Jordan Newell '05, a biology 
major. Newell has worked with Patton for 
the previous two years. The award provided a 
$3,500 smdent stipend as well as an additional 
$ 1 ,000 for research supplies and travel to 
a scientific meeting to present the research 
results. Patton also received a $500 Under- 
graduate Faculty Travel Award from the 
American Society for Biochemistry and 
Molecular Biology. Patton used the award to 
attend the society's annual meeting in 
Boston. 



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Dan Massad, LVC's artist-in-residence, 
received a generous 2004 fellowship from 
the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. 

HATS OFF 

Dr. D. Clark Carmean H'85, who for over 
70 years has been a music professor, dean, 
director of admission, and valued friend and 
mentor to generations of Lebanon Valley 
College students and staff, reached his 
100th birthday on May 22. Friends gathered 
to celebrate with him at Hill Farm Estate in 
Annville. 




Dr. D. Clark Carmean H'85 

Marie Riegle, adjunct assistant professor 
ot art, had one of her drawings. Untitled 
Figure II, accepted for exhibition last spring 
in the 19th Annual International Exhibition, 
a juried competition organized by the Arts 
Program in the School of Visual and 
Performing Arts at the University of Texas 
at Tyler. 

The Lebanon Valley College Symphony 
Orchestra last spring presented the world 
premiere of a new overture, "Triumphant 
Spirit," by Rodney S. Miller '77, a well- 
known local composer and a teacher at 
Lebanon High School. Dr. Johannes 
Dietrich, LVC associate professor of music, 
commissioned Miller to write the one- 
movement piece that begins with majestic 
fanfare from the brass and woodwind sections 
and propels itself to a rousing ending. 
More than 40 of Miller's instrumental and 



choral compositions have been issued by 
major publishing houses such as Warner 
Brothers. He is a five-time ASCAP Standard 
Award winner in composition and has been 
the recipient of numerous commissions for 
band, orchestra, jazz ensemble, and choir. 
Miller is the staff arranger for the LVC 
Marching Band. In June 2003, he received 
LVC's Creative Achievement Award. The 
concert also featured the LVC debut 
of Dr. Rebecca Crow Lister, LVC assistant 
professor of music, who sang Mozart's 
stunning "Exhultate, jubilate." 

Jean-Paul Benowitz, adjunct instructor in 
history, was included in the eighth edition 
of Who's Who Among America's Teachers: 
2003-2004. Professors are nominated by 
former college students who themselves are 
listed in The National Dean's List. 

Dr. Jeflirey Robbins, assistant professor of 
religion and philosophy, has been named to 
Who's Who in America, 2005. 'Who's 'Who 
chronicles the lives of accomplished individuals 
and innovators from every significant field 
of endeavor — including politics, business, 
medicine, law, education, art, and religion. 

LVC had the largest representation 
among all institutions in the 57th Annual 
Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band Festival, 
hosted at Carnegie Mellon University 
in Pittsburgh last March. Twenty-six 
Pennsylvania colleges and universities 
participated in the festival band. Ten 
students were selected to attend from the 



Valley: Erin Campbell '05, flute; Jennifer 
Price '06, clarinet; Jennifer Walter '06, 
clarinet; Christine NefF '07, clarinet; 
Lyndsey Parent '07, clarinet; Bailey Claeys 
'07, clarinet; Mary Anne Brennan '04, 
alto saxophone; Mara Weissman '05, alto 
saxophone; Matthew Grim '05, trombone; 
and Justin Buer '04, percussion. 

Walter Labonte, director of the Writing 
Center and instructor in English, and 
Diane Huskinson '05, Katie Markie '07, 
Angela Esh '07, and Rebecca Maley '07 

recently served as writing evaluators of the 
high school essays submitted for the 
Lebanon County Builders Association 
(LCBA) annual Jankowski Memorial 
Scholarship awards. 

Michael Pittari, assistant professor of art 
and art history, has been working with 
Ryan J. Derfler '04 to develop a new mural 
arts course for 2005. After studying abroad 
in Italy as a LVC student, Derfler decided 
he wanted to create a mural on campus 
with an international theme. These 
thoughts led to discussions with Pittari and 
the two recently attended the National 
Conference on Mural Arts, hosted by the 
City of Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program, 
to receive advice from some of the best 
mural artists and administrators in the 
world. Class members will design and paint 
a large mural on campus. 




Rodney Miller '77 



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PUBLISHED 

The campus literary magazine, Greenblotter, 
was published again during the spring semester 
after a two-year hiatus. Kirsten Robertson 
'04, an English and psychology major, was the 
smdent editor. The staff worked hard to 
secure funding to support the Greenblotter's 
return as a high-profile litetary journal. 

Dr. Jeffrey Robbins, assistant professor of 
religion and philosophy, wrote an editorial 
for the April 2004 issue o( the Journal for 
Cultural and Religious Theory (vol. 5, no. 2). 
The short essay was titled "Weak Theology." 
Robbins has also published two book 
reviews: on Roger Burggraeve's The Wisdom 
of Love in the Service of Love: Emmanuel 
Levinas on Justice, Peace, and Human Rights, 
for the journal Theological Studies; and on 
Rodney Starks For the Glory of God: How 
Monotheism Led to Reformations, Science, 
Witch-Hunts, and the End of Slavery, for the 
journal Political Theology. 

Scott Schweigert, director of the Suzanne 
H. Arnold Art Gallery and assistant professor 
of art, is contributing eight entries for an 
upcoming catalogue to be published in con- 
junction with the exhibition Whistler Prints 
from the Permanent Collection (Nov. 5 to 
Jan. 8, 2006) at the Montgomery Museum 
of Fine Arts in Montgomery, Ala. The exhi- 
bition will feature 65 prints of James Abbott 
McNeill Whistler. 

Dr. Rosa Tezanos-Pinto, assistant professor 
of Spanish, has written an article, "Mito y 
oralidad en la narrativa de Manuel Scorza," 
for Diario La Nacion, Asuncion, Paraguay, 
vol. 9, no. 428 (Oct. 19, 2003): 1-3. Her 
interview with Peruvian poet Blequer 
Alarcon Silvera was published in Opinidn 
Hispana, Melbourne, Australia, Dec. 16, 
2003, 18-20. The Encyclopedia of Latin 
American Women Writers invited Tezanos- 
Pinto to submit an entry on the Puerto 
Rican writer Loreina Santos Silva. 

PRESENTERS 

In March, students and science faculty 
attended the 80th Annual Meeting of 
the Pennsylvania Academy of Science 
in Monroeville. Dr. Luke Huggins, 
assistant professor of biology, and Kaylan 
Greenwalk '06, Kelly Szuler '06, and 
Christine Puthawala '06 presented a 
session on the role of genes in marine larvae 
feeding. Huggins also presented another 
session on an animal model for fetal alcohol 
syndrome. Dr. Allan Wolfe, chair and 




Dr. Rosa Tezanos-Pinto 

professor ot biology, presented a session on 
the digestive system of a crustacean with 
Evan Harlor '04, and a cytochemical study 
of hemocytes with Gabriel Johnson '05. 
Dr. Stephen Williams, professor ot biology, 
and Dr. Walter Patton, assistant professor of 
chemistry, along with smdents Ryan Kitko '05 
and Mary Olanich '05, discussed drosera 
capensis, a model carnivorous plant. 
Williams also worked with Johnson, Angela 
McCracken '04, and Jonathan Campbell 
'04 to present a session on the germination of 
lettuce seeds under certain light conditions. 
Williams and Kitko, Kevin Struck '05, 
and LVC chemical hygiene officer Marcus 
Home '92 also presented a session on high- 
intensity monochromatic light sources for 
use in physiology experiments. 

Dr. Allan Wolfe, chair and professor of 
biology, presented a poster last winter in 
New Orleans at the annual meeting of the 
Society for Integrative and Comparative 
Biology, which included joint sessions 
with the Animal Behavior Society, the 
Crustacean Society, the American Micro- 
scopical Society, and the Ecological Society 
of America. Wolfe's poster, "A Histochemical 
and Ultrastructural Study of Artemia 
Hemocytes," was co-authoied by Gabriel 
Johnson '05, a biology major. This research 
was supported by a Merck/ AAAS Under- 
graduate Science Program grant during the 
summer of 2003. During the conference, 
Wolfe also had the opportunity to visit with 
Dr. Edward Wirth '90, who majored in 
biochemistry at LVC. Wirth, a research fish- 
eries biologist in South Carolina with the 



National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration, was also one of the co- 
authors of a paper presented at the meeting. 

Dr. Angel Tuninetti, associate professor of 
Spanish and chair of foreign languages, 
spent a week in June helping to read and 
score the College Board's AP Examinations 
in Spanish. During the week, Tuninetti gave 
a presentation, titled "Combatiendo 
estereotipos: los desafi'os de la ensenanza de 
las culturas latinoamericanas en los Estados 
Unidos," on the challenges of teaching 
Latin American cultures. His article, 
"Escribir en los arboles, escribir en la arena: 
Viaje al pais de los araucanos de Estanislao 
Zeballos," appeared in the journal Con- 




Dr. Angel Tunitietti 

Textos Revista de Serniotica Literaria 32, pub- 
lished by the Universidad de Medellin, 
Colombia. Tuninetti also presented a papet 
last summer in Poitiers, France, titled 
"Viajar para contarlo: literatura de viajes y 
autobiografia en la literatura argentina del 
siglo XIX," at the XXXV Congreso 
Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana. 
The conference was organized by the Centre 
de Recherches Latino-Americaines of the 
Universite de Poitiers and the Instituto 
Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, 
based at the University of Pittsbutgh. 

Dr. Leon Markowicz, professor of business 
administtation, presented a paper in March 
on "The Day of Observation: A Synthesizing 
Project for an Organizational Communications 
Class," at the annual meeting of the Society for 
Advancement of Management in Baltimore. 



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Jean-Paul Benowitz, adjunct instructor of 
history, presented a paper in April titled 
"The Big Daddy Complex and U.S. 
Presidents from the South" on a panel called 
"Biographical Image of Big Daddy in 
Literature, Film, and Politics" at the annual 
meeting of the Popular and American 
Culture Associations (PCA) in San Antonio, 
Texas. Benowitz is chair of the biography 
section of the PCA. In June, at the 
Historical Society Conference in Boothbay 
Harbor, Maine, he presented a paper on 
"The Challenges of Defining the Realm of 
Modern American History," which was part 
of the Revisionist Approaches to American 
Historiography panel at the conference, 
themed "Reflections on the Current State 
of Historical Inquiry." 

Three members of the Religion and 
Philosophy Department went to Atlanta last 
fall for the annual meeting of the American 
Academy of Religion/Society for Biblical 
Literature, the world's largest gathering of 
religion scholars. Dr. Noel Hubler, associate 
professor, presented a paper, dded "Moderatus, 
E.R. Dodds, and the Development of 
Neoplatonist Emanadon," as part of a semi- 
nar on Rethinking Plato's Parmenides and its 
Platonic, Gnostic, and Patristic Reception. He 
argued that the widely disseminated reading 
of Moderatus that began with E.R. Dodds 
in 1928 was based on a misreading of the 
sources. Dr. Jefiirey Robbins, assistant 
professor, was the moderator of two panel 
discussions and helped to organize the first 
panel on The Return of Religion in Theory 
and Culture. The second panel was 
Religion, Exchange, and the Global Economy: 
Rethinking the Philosophy of Religion. 
Dr. Eric Bain-Selbo, chair and associate 
professor, organized two sessions and 
moderated one. The sessions were focused 
on the work of distinguished scholars Kees 
Bolle and Gerald Larson. 



VISITORS 

Dr. Gillian Hewitson, from the economics 
department at Franklin & Marshall College, 
spoke in February at the Hot Topics Series in 
Leedy Theater about feminist economics. 
She discussed "Men and Housework: 
Feminist Economics and Masculinity." 

Christine Walborn Couturier '74, an 
expert in international market development, 
delivered the Springer Lecture at the 
College on Lessons from an International 
Career The lecture series, sponsored by the 



Department of Business and Economics, 
started in 1987 with a contribution from 
Frederick J. Springer P'87. Couturier was 
vice president and general manager of The 
Marketing Store Worldwide (Argentina) 
LLC. She developed the Latin America 
entry strategy for The Marketing Store and 
established and managed its first office in 
Buenos Aires. Before working in Latin 
America, Couturier was the Latin American 
director of marketing for McDonald's Corp. 
and the regional marketing manager for 
Latin America/Caribbean for Hershey 
Foods Corporation. Couturier received a 
M.B.A. from Thunderbird, The American 
Graduate School of International 
Management. Couturier, who speaks five 
languages, grew up in Argentina and 
majored in foreign languages at LVC. 

Juvenal Soto, one of the leading poets, 
journalists, and literary critics in Spain, 
spent three days in residence at the Valley, 
meeting with students and giving a free 
public poetry reading. Soto's visit was part 
of the College's annual Meeting Hispanic 
Authors Program, which is sponsored by the 
Department of Foreign Languages. Soto has 
received many awards for his work, which 
has been translated into English, French, 
German, Italian, and Rumanian. 

An Atlanta artist who has challenged racial 
perceptions by exhibiting a dozen detailed 
photos of the various shades of human skin 
spoke on color and the complex ways that it 
shades our opinions. Marcia R. Cohen, a 
professor at the Atlanta College of Art, 
discussed Color: The Medium is the Message. 
Cohen has taught painting, drawing, and 
color theory at the Adanta College of Art since 
1975. Her exhibition. Color Atlas Project: Skin, 
at the Museum of Contemporary Art of 
Georgia, was accompanied by a computer 
program that allowed viewers to suggest 
names for the skin colors on display. 
According to the artisr, this work explores 
"the subjective act of seeing, reading, and 
decoding the illusive nature of color." 

Emo Schulz, who served with the German 
armed forces in World War II, gave a talk 
on campus about his Road to America. After 
surrendering to U.S. soldiers in combat, 
Schulz found that the Americans treated 
him well, and determined to live in America 
one day. He, his wife, and his 8-year-old 
daughter came to Pennsylvania without 
knowing a word of English, but he eventually 
earned a degree from Millersville University 



and became a German teacher in various 
high schools in Maryland and Pennsylvania. 

ANNIVERSARIES 

The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery is 
celebrating its tenth anniversary this year 
(see GALLERY on page 15), and several 
other LVC programs and departments 
are celebrating milestones as well. These 
anniversaries will be highlighted in February's 
Presiderit's Report. 

The Lebanon Valley Education Partnership, 
a coalition between LVC and the Lebanon 
School District to encourage students in the 
cit)' of Lebanon to study, stay in school, and 
aspire to attend college, is celebrating its 
fifteenth anniversary this year. To date, over 
1 50 students have participated in the program, 
with almost 90 percent graduating from 
high school and 60 percent attending 
college. The program would not be a success 
without the support of many benefactors, 
particularly those who have provided 1 5 
years of continuous support: Automotive 
Service, Inc.; Donald Blyler Offset; Ebersole 
Pontiac Buick GMC Honda; GSH Home 
Med Care, Inc.; Henise Tire Service; 
Hershey Foods Corporation; Ladd-Hanford 
Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Mazda; Lebanon 
Mutual Foundation; Lebanon Seaboard 
Corporation; Lebanon Valley Engraving, 
Inc.; Lebanon Valley Farmers Bank; 
Kenneth and Linda Leedy; Lesher Mack 
Sales and Service, Inc.; Sheridan 
Corporation; Siegel Brothers; Strickler 
Insurance Agency, Inc.; TCR Packaging, 
Inc.; Tray-Pak Corporation; Swiss Premium 
Wengert's; and Dr. and Mrs. E.D.Williams 
Jr. H'88. 




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