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place during the weekend of April 29-30. 2005.
please mark your calendars. Visit the College
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Jasmine Ammons Bucher '97
Lauren McCartney Cusick
Tim Flynn 05
Mary Beth Hower
Ann Hess Myers
Cindy Progin '04 & Class Notes
Stephen Trapnell '90
Gino Trosa '06
Dr. Susan Verhoek
Barbara West '98
Jasmine Ammons Bucher '97
John T Consoli
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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
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
by Barbara West '98
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.
Fall 2004 1
BY MARY BETH HOUER
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.
sherry Etter Brown '77 helped to
analyze the DNA of the Boston
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
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
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
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.
"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.
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
His favorite part of the profession is
collaborating with law enforcement and
examiners, because he can see himself
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
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
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
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
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
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
Melissa Morgan Lenahan '97, Jennifer
Methner '99, and David Bloser '71
(L. to R.) did not realize they werefello
graduates unitl after they had begun to
work ivith each other.
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
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.
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 as of August 31, 2004
Gifts to Date
Capital Construction $18,356,109
Current Operations $ 9,713,414
*Total Campaign Contributions $43,939,561
* including gifts to all purposes
LVC Alumni Live, Work,
and Learn around the World
BY STEPHEN TRAPNELL '90
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
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
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
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
When Sellars retired recently, a
middle school award was named for
her: the Karen Sellars' Courage of
"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.
Fall 2004 1 1
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
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
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
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
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
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.
"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
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
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
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
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
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.
1 4 The Valley
SUZANNE H. ARNOLD
DUR 1 DTH ANNIVERSARY SEASON
Japanese Woodblock Prints
tliwiigh December 12. 2004
Ando Hiroshige, Teppozu, Fox Bridge, Minato
Shrine, 77 of 100 Famous Views of Edo, 185&8,
woodblock print, 13 3/8 x 8 7/8 inches, Worth B.
Stottlemyer Collection, Juniata College IVIuseum
Spanish Colonial Paintings
Cuzco School, l-loly Kinship with Saints Barbara
and Lucy, c. 1700-1750, oil on canvas, 48 x 39
inches, courtesy of Osuna Gallety, Washington, D.C.
SUZANNE H. ARNOLD
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BY BARBARA WEST 98
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
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
(back row. L. ro R.) ^^ ]3^,,y ^^j current resident of Mt. Gretna.
llfff! """, ^' " ^ "
The lives of the five Kreider brothers
tvere closely linked to the history of
the College, (back row. L. ro R.)
Joseph, Henry, and Aaron; (front
row, L. to R.) Dai'id and Andrew
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
"Living across the street from LVC
was a great place to grow up," Bova
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"
"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,
iifc.'%.v »i!W ii . i* i'Aj
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
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
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,
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-
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
"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.
^^ You were
either born a
a Kreider, or
worked for a
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.
Fall 2004 19
class news & notes ^.
C R ITTE RS 1 Beyond Your Back Door
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.
20 The Valley
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
On June 7, 2004, Irma Keiffer Shearer '36
and the Rev. Dr. Daniel L. Shearer '38,
H'65 celebrated their 65th wedding
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.
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,
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-
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
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
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
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.
Fall 2004 21
news c^ notes
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
22 The Valley
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
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 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
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
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
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 email@example.com. 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
Fall 2004 2
class news & notes
The Rev. Nancy B. Strong '76 is the rector
at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in
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
I N T E R iM A T I O N A L
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
Suzanne Caldwell Riehl '79 is minister of
music at First Presbyterian Church in
Kirk Wilson '79 is a member of the Baptones
Southern Gospel Singers. He sings lead, tenor,
and bass and also plays the guitar.
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
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
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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
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/
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Elizabeth Justin Martin '87 is attending
Marywood University in Scranton where
she is pursuing certification to teach
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
John V. Perozich, Ph.D., '92 has been
promoted to associate professor of biology
at Franciscan University in Steubenville,
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
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
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
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BY CINDY PROGIN 04
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
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
"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
PhilBiUings, Candice Wolf
Falger, and Kathleen Kolbert
(at top, L. to R.) are three LVC
profossors who have purchased
Fall 2004 2;
class news & notes
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
Beth A. Weachter '94 is executive director
of the Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society in
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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."
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.
Fall 2004 2
class news & notes
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Recendy, Ryan S. Redner '99 and
Christina M. Gesuldi were married at St.
Margaret's Roman Catholic Church in
Thomas P. Schaaf '99 is a teacher for
Alternative Rehabilitation Communities in
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.
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
Nancy S. Kostuk '00 is a music teacher at
North Haven Middle School in
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
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
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
Eric M. Gervase '01 is director of publisher
programs for Reprint Management Services
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
30 The Valley
"OF THE TOP 25
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
"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
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
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
Donald L. Raiger '01 is a corrections
researcher and analyst for the Lancaster
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
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
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
Kerri L. Gasser '02 is on the therapeutic
staff support team at Philhaven Hospital in
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
Jenah M. MacDonald '02 is an accounting
supervisor for Safety League Inc. in New
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
Jessica M. Wleand '02 is an account execu-
tive with Integrated Marketing Concepts in
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
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
Kristin A. Conicelli '03 is an eighth-grade
social studies teacher at the Palmyra Middle
William J. Copeland III '03 is a commu-
nication associate for the Vanguard Group
Lori B. Counterman '03 is a teacher for
the Monroe County School Corporation in
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,
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
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.
32 The Valley
S. David LoBianco '03 is a print media
buyer for the Pennsylvania Newspaper
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
Richard "Rich" Sargo '03 is a residential
counselor at Bowling Brook Preparatory
School, a school for juvenile delinquents in
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
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
Judith C. Leidy '04 is an account represen-
tative for Sign Buddies in Kingston.
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
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 ,
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
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
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.,
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
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
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
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
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Deb Wescott '95 f"
(email@example.com), 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-
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
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
lite shots were taken
the Peace Garden. The t\
ots were taken from home phite of
cGill Field and from the inside of
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Fall 2004 37
New York at Buffalo. One of his students
won the national American Chemical
Society Fellowship in Organic Chemistry to
pursue postdoctoral study at Stanford
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,
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.
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.
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
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
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-
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
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
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
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 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-
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.
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.
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
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
Jean-Paul Benowitz, adjunct instructor in
history, was elected last spring to the board
of directors of the Historic Harrisburg
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.
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
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Dan Massad, LVC's artist-in-residence,
received a generous 2004 fellowship from
the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
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
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
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
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
Dr. Johannes Dietrich
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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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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