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Lebanon Valley College Magazine
VOLUME 2. NUMBER 2
Table of Contents
From the Editor
3 Commencement 1985: Forecasting the Future
6 Retiring Professors Honored
Tribute to lean O Love by Agnes O'Donnell
Tribute to Howard A Neidig by Leon Markowicz
Tribute to lacob L Rhodes by lohn Heffner
It's Tuesday and We Really Are in Belgium!
LVC Basketball Team on European Exhibition Tour
Wanted: More "Mrs. Z's" by Kathleen L Thach
Lebanon Valley College London Tour
The Alumni Tradition
Published quarterly by Lebanon Valley College
Second class postage paid at Annville. PA
Please address inquiries and address changes to Mary B Williams.
Director of Communications. Lebanon Valley College, Annville. PA 17003-0501
Managing Editor. Mary B. Williams
Associate Editors lody Rathgeb, Marilyn A. Weister
Alumni Editor, Robert L. Unger
Staff Writer Kathleen L. Thach
Staff Photographer, Charles L. Frostick
Creative Director Michael R. Casey
The Daily News has claimed still
another journalist from
Lebanon Valley College. Dawn
Humphrey, former editor of The
Valley (and as an
undergraduate, editor of The
Quad), has accepted a position
as reporter for The News. Other
former Quad editors and
reporters who are or have
been associated with The News
are Paul Baker, Linda Friskey,
David Frye. Walt Fullam, Amy
Hostetter. Susan Marusko and
Dawn was appointed editor
of the old LVC alumni tabloid,
The \ournal, in 1983 and presid-
ed over its metamorphosis into
The Valley. She lovingly nurtured
and guided the new publica-
tion as it developed into a fine
magazine with which we are all
proud to be associated.
We wish Dawn Godspeed in
her newspaper career and of-
fer our congratulations and
best wishes as she assumes
the additional new role of Mrs.
©Copyright 1985 Lebanon Valley College
Forecasting the Future
Lebanon Valley College's 116th annual
commencement day was a perfect one
for hanging up the "Gone Fishin' " sign.
But instead of tearing a page from The
Compleat Angler, the day could be more
aptly summed up in a tome titled The
Compleat Human." as the day's speakers
focused on the humanizing elements of
the graduates' LVC experiences and
The human touch was in evidence
throughout the day: in a baccalaureate
sermon that encouraged service to
others, in a commencement address that
reminded graduates of values and ethics,
and in touching tributes to the day's
honorary degree recipients and faculty
Dr. lames P. Gallagher, president of The
Philadelphia College of Textiles and
Science, set the tone for these sanguine
ceremonies when he arrived in running
shoes and with crutch to deliver the com-
mencement address. Gallagher had pull-
ed a tendon in his foot playing basketball
with some students, and he wryly com-
mented on the dangers of thinking
young while growing older.
Gallagher both entertained and inform-
ed his audience with a unique computer-
age address that focused on the Class of
'85. using statistical analysis and actuarial
science to determine specific informa-
tion about the graduates' futures.
His research provided him with details
on the graduates' projected careers (22
will be corporate executives, 12 will be in
public office, and one president of a For-
tune 500 company); family lives (they will
produce 200 children and purchase
750.000 boxes of Pampers); incomes and
The speaker's fun with statistics,
however, was only part of an address
that challenged the graduates to use
their liberal arts education in becoming
"The benefits of your intellectual
growth at Lebanon Valley College are a
greater capacity to learn on your own, a
higher level of self-confidence, and an
ability to lead. In addition, the liberal arts
environment has provided you with an
approach to morality and ethics that has
made you better people because of your
time here," he said.
Pointing to the "magnificent future"
outlined by his statistics, Gallagher then
exhorted the graduates to use this sense
of values- in targeting themselves for ag-
"In the future, focus periodically on the
ethical and moral issues that were
discussed in your classrooms, use them
in your decision-making, and go forward
aggressively to lead others," he said.
"Begin to discipline yourself and think of
yourself as a positive, value-oriented risk-
The baccalaureate sermon, delivered
by Dr. David W. Gockley, president
emeritus of Religion in American Life,
also focused on values. Basing his ser-
mon on the story of the good Samaritan.
Gockley said. "It is that person who gives
of himself to others who finds the fulfill-
ing, enriching experiences of life."
One of the faculty members recogniz-
ed for combining values and hard work
in search of excellence was Dr. Leon E.
Markowicz, who received the Lindback
Foundation Award for Distinguished
Teaching at the commencement
Under the terms set by the Christian R.
and Mary F Lindback Foundation, the
selection must be made by the college
president. Dr. Arthur Peterson, however,
sought help from the college community
in this task by inviting nominations from
the faculty and senior class.
"Many fine teachers were nominated,
but the one name most frequently cited
was that of Dr. Leon Markowicz," said
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Peterson. Markowicz is professor of
English and director of the honors pro-
gram. His award was accompanied by
President Peterson and Dean Richard
Reed also paid tribute to five individuals
awarded honorary degrees at the
ceremony: D. Clark Carmean. Doctor of
Humane Letters; Edna I. Carmean, Doc-
tor of Humane Letters: lames P.
Gallagher Doctor of Humane Letters:
Ned D. Heindel. Doctor of Science: and F.
Allen Rutherford, |r. Doctor of Laws.
D. Clark Carmean
D. Clark Carmean served Lebanon Valley
College for 52 years as professor of
music education, dean of men. director
of summer sessions, director of auxiliary
schools, director of admissions, director
of financial aid. and consultant in admis-
sions. In nominating Carmean for an
honorary doctorate. Reed said. "Some of
the students he has taught, mentored or
recruited have stayed at LVC as faculty
members, administrators and trustees.
As one surveys this half-century-plus
here, one can only be amazed by his pro-
found dedication to this place. Mr. Presi-
dent, this man has been responsible for
the creation of more LVC alumni than
anyone else. It's high time we made him
Edna |. Carmean. a 1959 graduate of
Lebanon Valley College, served the
school as her husband's helpmate and in
the public relations office, as an assistant
in the president's office, and as executive
secretary of the LVC Centennial. She is
the author of The Blue-Eyed Six. an
historical novel: Sauerkraut and Boston
Beans, the LVC Centennial musical: and
the libretto for Sandusky Brown, an opera
about the Underground Railroad. "Her
life stands as a simple but eloquent
lesson." said Reed, that the love of
learning is enriched by the learning of
lames P. Gallagher
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Reed called Gallagher, the commence-
ment speaker and former Commissioner
of Higher Education for the Com-
monwealth of Pennsylvania, "an
educator's educator." citing his service to
the state and a meteoric career that in-
cludes the vice presidency of American
College and St. Joseph's University and
the presidency of Mt. Aloysius College as
well as his current position. He praised
Gallagher as a "far-seeing president." and
pointed out that this summer will in-
augurate a new arrangement between
LVC and The Philadelphia College of Tex-
tiles and Science, in which a graduate
business program will be brought to the
Ned D. Heindel
Ned D. Heindel. a 1959 LVC graduate,
earned advanced degrees from the
University of Delaware and Princeton
University and has been a member of
the faculty at Lehigh University since
1966. He has provided extensive service
in regional and national offices of the
American Chemical Society, and has
served as the director of the Center for
Health Sciences since 1973. According to
Reed, as a student Heindel "not only
passed tests, he forged values. He not
only gleaned facts, he gained a vision. He
has demonstrated that he is a man who
has learned not just chemistry but caring,
not just science but service.
F. Allen Rutherford, |r.
In speaking of F. Allen Rutherford, |r.,
Reed said. "Our college controller,
himself an accountant, describes ac-
countants as those people who, after the
fighting is over, rush on to the battlefield
to stab the wounded. We found no
record of anything like that as we
surveyed this man's notable record of
public service." Rutherford graduated
from LVC in 1937 and went on to
become an accountant for |ohn Heins
and Co., then Arthur Young and Co. He
has been a member of the College's
board of trustees since 1969, and served
as its president for eight years. Ruther-
ford also serves on several boards and
councils in his home town of Richmond,
Leon E. Markowicz
Awarded the Lindback Foundation
Award for Distinguished Teaching
Wife, Student, Employee ■
And Now a Graduate!
Mother's Day. 1985 will always be a very
special one for Kathleen Thach. Not only
was she one of the proud mothers see-
ing a child graduate from Lebanon Valley
College, but she also was one of the
graduates herself. So "Kitty." an LVC
employee since 1977, and her daughter.
Beth Blauch, were able to celebrate
much more than a single event.
The mother-daughter graduation was
not planned as such, but occurred out of
happy circumstance. Thach had been at-
tending classes at LVC since 1977, and
finished her B.S. degree in management
and English in lanuary 1985. At the May
12 commencement exercises, she re-
ceived her degree with cum laude honors,
while Blauch received a B.S. degree in
The years leading to this happy occa-
sion, however, were not always joyous or
simple. Often, they were filled with the ir-
ritating minutiae of "Who's got the car?"
and "What's your schedule?" But for
Thach, it was a worthwhile time of learn-
ing, both in and out of class.
"Actually, the very hardest part of going
to school was registration," she laughs.
"Back when Dr. Shay was the registrar,
we had to go through this procedure of
filling out three cards, in pencil, with the
same information. One time 1 forgot and
did it in pen, so I ended up doing the
same thing six times!"
Thach and Blauch were never in the
same classroom during their study, but
they did have some of the same pro-
fessors, and both took an independent-
study elementary German course at the
same time. "Sometimes. Beth would ask
my advice about what professors to take,
but since we were in different majors
there wasn't much of a crossover," says
The real "crossover" came with car-
pooling and keeping schedules straight.
While Mother was working full-time and
studying part-time, Daughter was study-
ing full-time and working part-time. The
result, sometimes, was a bit chaotic.
The only break in the hectic pace of
comparing schedules came in the fall of
1984 when Blauch spent a semester do-
ing social work in Philadelphia. Thach
says. "Beth had her own apartment and
used public transportation during that
semester, and when she came back she
remarked that it would be hard for her to
give up that independence. Well. 1 felt
that way. too— I had gotten used to
always having the car and having just my
own schedule to think about."
Thach says that she quickly abandoned
attempts at fulfilling a "perfect
housewife" stereotype while she studied.
Slapdash meals and minimal housekeep-
ing were satisfactory for busy times.
"I'm a perfectionist at heart, but 1 learn-
ed to swallow my pride," she says. "The
experience taught me to juggle demands
and realize where my limits are. 1 now
know the world won't fall apart while I
concentrate on a final exam."
Thach's hard work is already paying off
for her. Shortly after her graduation, she
was promoted to assistant director of
development at the College. Her new
duties include assistance to the executive
director of the department in all areas of
fund-raising and foundation research. It
is a position in which she can combine
her communication skills with the
challenges of business and manage-
She also has other plans beyond her
professional life. She and her husband
are buying a new house, and she's look-
ing forward to having time again to
devote to her favorite hobbies of sewing.
fiction writing, and "reading what 1 want
to read when I want to read it." She
thinks, however, that she'll eventually
start on a master's degree.
For "Kitty" Thach, at least, "com-
mencement" really does mean a begin-
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Professors Among Charter Members
of New Honor Society
Among the various ceremonies performed at LVC's 1 16th an-
nual commencement was the formal initiation of the Miles
The Miles Rigor Society was established to honor in-
dividuals whose twenty or more years of distinguished ser-
vice have made an invaluable and lasting contribution to
Lebanon Valley College. It is named for George Washington
Miles Rigor, a United Methodist clergyman who was one of
the two men most responsible for the early administration of
LVC. When the College opened in 1866. Rigor took respon-
sibility for securing pupils and influencing the public in favor
of the school, while Thomas R. Vickroy took charge of the
Charter members named to the Miles Rigor Society at the
commencement ceremonies were D. Clark Carmean, who
also received an honorary doctorate, and three retiring faculty
members— lean O. Love. Howard A. Neidig. and lacob L.
Rhodes. Additional charter members were named at the 1985
Alumni Weekend Awards Luncheon (see page 17).
The following articles are tributes to these retirees written
by those who know them best, their peers.
Howard A. Neidig
by Leon Markowicz
Try to sum up nearly four decades of touching the lives of
Lebanon Valley College students while gaining a national
reputation in chemical research and education. That's the im-
possible task of capturing Howard A. Tony'' Neidig. pro-
fessor of chemistry, who retired after thirty-seven years of
dedicated teaching at Lebanon Valley College.
At sixteen. Tony's pulse beat to the rhythm of jazz and he
auditioned with Van Alexander in the studio of his saxophone
and clarinet teacher. Mr Evans. Evans pushed Tony to go with
a "big band.'' Instead. Tony went to college, although he ad-
mits. "I'm not sure why.''
Chemistry attracted Tony. Partially because his high school
teacher, Carl Etshied, got him excited and let him work by
himself in the lab, which was unheard of at that time. Partially
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because he liked chemistry and it came easily, because he
loved lab work, because he was curious. At LVC. there was
Andy Bender after whom the chemistry department in the
Garber Science Center is named. "He was a super teacher; no
one could take chemistry from him and not get excited.''
Tony played one year of freshman and two years of varsity
basketball. The most exciting part of that was "playing with
Ralph Meese," a chemistry major who led the Pennsylvania-
New York league in scoring.
Graduating in three years at nineteen, Tony entered the
University of Delaware where, except for nearly two years in
the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946 in Puerto Rico, he was one
of the first two to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry. Calling it a "tough
decision" to give up the lab for teaching, Tony "allowed
himself to get recruited into chemical education." Teaching
has driven Tony all his years at LVC; never completely
satisfied, he always tried new ways to get his students to learn
for themselves. Teaching was the "opportunity to help
students develop their creativity. You can't train them to do
research, but you can encourage. They have to have a certain
amount of intuition. You can train someone to be a techni-
cian. Teaching is helping them to learn to do— not training
them to do it." That teaching did not take place just in the
classroom and the lab. The door to Tony's office was always
open; the names of students waiting to see him filled his daily
calendar. Review sessions before exams kept him on campus
late at night.
In the mid-fifties. Tony and the Chemistry Club formed a
corporation which made and sold a window cleaner and a liq-
uid to take the wax off the first floor of the Administration
Building. They also tested materials for Lebanon Chemical,
AMP, and a local aluminum company. During summer
research projects, students cooked spaghetti for lunch, and
"everyone had to learn how to play bridge." At least one night
a week, a group of students played bridge at Tony's home.
When students needed a place to stay during breaks and
vacations, Tony's home became a second home. While doing
all this on campus. Tony made the time:
• to be active in the American Chemical Society, the
American Institute of Chemists, the National Science
Teachers Association, the Society of Sigma Xi.
• to participate in conferences throughout the United States
and Costa Rica, in the Chemical Bond Approach Project
and a Summer Institute at the University of Chile. Santiago,
sponsored by the Organization of American States, and to
present papers and workshops.
• to join the Petroleum Research Advisory Board, the
editorial advisory boards of Chemistry and \oumal of Chemical
Education, and the board of trustees of Keystone (unior
• to serve the community on the Palmyra Board of Educa-
tion and the Lebanon County Heart Association.
Tony's honors and awards included Who's Who in science
and the Manufacturing Chemists Association Award for
Tony's desire to improve his teaching never left him. In his
last year of teaching, he integrated writing into the freshman
chemistry course so the students would understand
chemistry better. He also developed, with the students,
Chemistry 196: Chemical Communications.
Students still have the chance to learn from and with Tony
as they work for him in his newest adventure, Chemical
Education Resources (CER). The teaching will continue, in-
directly, in creating, writing, and editing with CER, which helps
people plan and manage laboratory programs in chemistry. A
co-owner of Chemical Education Resources, Tony has not
really retired; he has opened a new door to learn and to teach
For thirty-seven years, Tony Neidig carried on a tradition of
Lebanon Valley College that he had seen in Andrew Bender-
selfless dedication to the student. The teachers who remain
will strive to continue that tradition.
Leon Markowicz is professor of English at Lebanon Valley
Jean Olivia Love
by Agnes O'Donnell
The career of lean Olivia Love spans not only a period of
significant growth for Lebanon Valley College, but also in the
history of human rights and relationships. How much the role
of women in the college community has changed can be
measured, perhaps, by an excerpt from an assessment by a
college administrator in the early days of lean's career here:
| Dr. Love| "pursues her own affairs in a lady-like manner . . .
|is| never inappropriately attired and her conduct has always
been lady-like. She exhibits evidence of good breeding and
the best in social training and social grace.''
The grace and style and wit are still to be noted, but no one
today would dare stop short of acknowledging also the
special intellectual and leadership abilities lean has brought
to her teaching and writing.
lean began her career at Lebanon Valley College in 1954 as
assistant professor of psychology, chairman of the depart-
ment and director of testing. When she came to Pennsylvania,
she settled in for a long and prosperous career. How well she
succeeded in establishing her roots is indicated by her being
declared in 1968. a "Distinguished Daughter of Penn-
sylvania—that South Carolina accent notwithstanding!
During her tenure as its chairman, lean built the Depart-
ment of Psychology into a highly visible and important part of
the college. Under her leadership, a competent and in-
novative staff developed a sound program which not only at-
tracted students but also sent them off, year after year, for
graduate study at major universities or into jobs with counsel-
ing and social service agencies.
Meanwhile, she also served by Congressional appointment
as a delegate to the White House Conference on Education,
Health and Welfare, and. for three summers, taught graduate
courses at New Mexico Western University. She and another
colleague led the experiment in interdisciplinary courses by
offering a popular marriage of psychology and literature for
several years. She oversaw the founding of a campus chapter
of Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology, and
served in various offices in the Pennsylvania Psychological
In the midst of all this, lean renewed her energies by spend-
ing a sabbatical semester studying for five months at the In-
stitute of Experimental Psychology at Oxford University,
followed by travel in England and Europe. Five years later, in
1966-67, she attained the rank of full professor and was
awarded a fellowship by the AAUW to research and begin her
first book on Virginia Woolf. The work saw fruition in Worlds in
Consciousness, which was published in 1970 by the University of
California Press, to excellent reviews.
After sixteen years in the chairmanship, and with the
department on a solid foundation, in 1970 lean turned the
departmental leadership over to a carefully chosen successor,
Dr Robert Davidon, so that she could concentrate on
teaching and writing. The proof that she was successful in
both aims is that in the next eight years, despite more com-
mittee activity, she received the Distinguished Teacher Award
of the National Association of Schools and Colleges of the
United Methodist Church, and published Virginia Woolf: Sources
of Madness and Art, based on extensive research into the letters
and diaries of the writer's parents. This book brought national
recognition as a Woolf scholar, resulting in invited papers and
membership on panels such as at the Modern Language
Association meeting in 1980, and at the University of
Michigan's Conference on Biography, where she was the
Although she plans to complete her third book in the near
future, and to indulge her urge to paint much more than her
heavy schedule has permitted in recent years, lean's major ac-
tivities in retirement will be focused on her new career, being
the wife of Mr. Albert Blecker.
lean Love's contributions have fostered the growth of
students and colleagues alike, and enhanced the reputation
of the college. She attained her position of respect "the hard
way— she earned it." That in itself will leave its mark on what is
still in some ways a man's world, lean's colleagues, male and
female, honor her for what she is and for what she has done.
We will be glad for her happiness in the pleasures of retire-
ment, but we shall surely miss her.
Agnes O'Donnell is professor of English at Lebanon Valley
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Jacob L. Rhodes
by ]ohn Heffner
I came to know lake Rhodes especially well during the sum-
mer of 1966. which we spent in the basement of the Ad-
ministration Building, courtesy of the National Science Foun-
dation. It was an exciting time for a sophomore. The x-ray dif-
fraction laboratory was in the northeast corner of the
building, and the College had just received state-of-the-art
equipment, some of which was still in the packing crates, lake
had secured a grant which paid my salary. We set up the
equipment and began to use it.
By the end of the summer I had learned more than I real-
ized about how science is actually done. I acquired any
number of skills, including the use of the darkroom and Dr.
Grimm's prized lathe in the shop next door. The mishap of the
summer occurred one afternoon when I returned to the lab to
discover a huge flood from a broken cooling hose. lake
helped me mop it up Everyone knows that experimental
physics has its own methods, but learning the rhythm and feel
of research requires the guidance of an expert and his pa-
tience when things go wrong.
All this served me very well in later laboratory courses and
research jobs. It became the nucleus of my honors thesis,
which I wrote under lake's direction, and which I still value as
one of my best achievements. Upon its completion lake said
to me that he didn't think he had contributed very much. But
I knew better. Without him there would have been no thesis.
Many of lake's students tell similar stories. Jim Nelson '60,
writing in the March 1985 issue of The Physics Teacher, says. "As
a youngster 1 found myself with a fresh B.S. in physics. Con-
sidering my slow start this was a surprise to almost everyone
but lake' Rhodes. Dr. Rhodes . . . was the first person outside
my family to show any interest in helping me learn. Many of
my students have enpyed physics more because of the
Rhodes influence on me.''
Over the years LVC has been most fortunate in the calibre of
its faculty, and lake Rhodes is one of the best. It is no accident
that under his leadership a small department in a tiny college
has produced many distinguished alumni and achieved na-
tional ranking. To explain why. I turn not to physics but to Lao-
tse, the great Chinese philosopher of the Sixth Century B.C.:
"Of a good leader, who talks little, when this work is done, his
aim fulfilled, they shall say: 'We did it ourselves.'"
lohn Heffner '68 is professor of philosophy at Lebanon Valley
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and we really are
For two weeks in May, traveling was not a rules violation for
the basketball squad at Lebanon Valley College. Led by coach
Gordon Foster, eleven members of the returning squad and
twenty-five others, including family members and LVC staffers,
spent May 19 through lune 1 on an International Sports Ex-
change tour of five European countries. They competed with
foreign teams and went sightseeing in Luxembourg. West Ger-
many. Holland. Belgium and France.
The following highlights (and Iowlights) of the trip have been
gleaned from a journal kept by Dan and lane Seiverling of
Hershey members of the ISE who were among those accom-
panying the LVC squad. While Dr. Arthur Peterson, president,
distributed Hershey bars to competing team players in each
country, the Seiverlings took these personal notes and com-
ments on the trip.
Monday, May 20. At noon in Luxembourg, we meet Carlo
Braun. our guide, and Remy. our bus driver. We ride to Et-
tlebruch and tour Luxembourg in the afternoon.
Tuesday, May 21. It's Tuesday and we're in Belgium! A
guide tells us about the team we're about to meet, named
Mercurius: they're the new Belgian champs, but the guide
assures us that they won because their opposition didn't
show up. Our team laughs heartily, but they seem worried. We
lose 60-82. but Dr. Peterson congratulates the winners in
Flemish and we have a congenial social at their club house.
Wednesday, May 22. Sightseeing in Amsterdam: windmills,
canals, greenhouses, the Royal Palace where no one lives, the
Thursday, May 23. More tours: a wooden shoe factory, a
windmill, a diamond factory. At the game with Black Velvet.
Dr. Peterson makes a toast to our opponents in Dutch. We
Friday, May 24. A boat ride on the Amstel Canal:
houseboats, and the narrowest houses you ever saw. One
house is just three feet wide, we were told. It's so narrow that
the dog wags its tail up and down. Our canal boat has a roof
with an open window, through which the basketball players
can touch the bridges as we pass under them! At the game
tonight with B.C. another Dutch team, we lose 77-105. Coach
Foster says it was a really tough team.
Tuesday-Thursday, May 28-30. Paris! The city is so big and
beautiful. The view from the Eiffel Tower is spectacular. I now
know why the song "I Love Paris" was written. Much sightsee-
ing, plus an illuminated tour of the city at night. In Paris, we
had to say goodbye to our guide, Carlo Braun. So at a cafe in
Montmartre, Dr. Peterson made a toast to him, ending with,
"You're a good man, Charlie Brown."
Friday, May 31. Trier, one of the two capitals of the Holy
Roman Empire, and the Moselle Valley, with literally miles and
miles of vineyards.
Saturday, June I. Back in Luxembourg, we visit the Patton
Memorial and have some quiet, moving moments. All the
rows of crosses remind some of the mothers in the group of
their prayers that their sons will not have to go to war.
Then, the end. On to the airport with our diamonds, Gucci
bags, down comforters, clothes, dolls, books, gadgets and—
most of all— our memories.
Saturday, May 25. Dusseldorf, then Gelsenkirchen. We
have supper at the hotel, where there's a big private party go-
ing on. They invite us to join in their line dances and polkas.
Lots of fun. Tonight's game is with the German team, Schalke.
We win, 94-88.
Sunday, May 26. Cologne, a city famous for Diesel engines,
eau de cologne, and chocolate. So much to see. Surprised to
find how small the Rhine is— at that point, it looks like the
Monday, May 27. "On the Road Again" has become our
theme song. The rolling German hills change to flat land, and
we're in Antwerp again. The German team we were to play
canceled because one of their players was injured and they
didn't want to risk a loss on their record. Our ingenious coach
solved the problem by arranging a second game with Mer-
curius. This time, the game is close and we win, 104-102.
Coach Foster is quite pleased.
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Dr. Arthur L. Peterson, president,
presented awards to faculty, ad-
ministrative and support staff members
in an annual awards ceremony in the
Allan W. Mund College Center on May 3.
The following LVC personnel were
Five years of service: William f. Brown.
|r. associate dean of admissions: Donald
B Dahlberg. associate professor of
chemistry: Mary N. Eshleman, executive
secretary to the president: Michael A
Grella, chairman and associate professor
of education: Alan G. Heffner. chairman
and associate professor of management:
lames H. Long, food service employee:
Ralph G. Long, buildings and grounds
employee: Richard Reed, vice president
and dean of the faculty: William D.
Rothermel. buildings and grounds
employee: losephine E. Sanderson, food
service employee: Patricia A Schools,
secretary in career planning and place-
ment: lohn Abernathy Smith, college
chaplain and church relations officer:
and lohn 1 Uhl, director of media
Ten years of service: Christine M. Hop-
ple, secretary in the library: L. Eugene
lacques, assistant professor in education:
Bettie L Diamond, buildings and
grounds employee: Elsie B. Neefe.
buildings and grounds employee: and
luliana M. Wolfe, College head nurse.
Fifteen years of service: Mary Ann
Anspach. snack shop employee: Philip
A Billings, acting chairman and pro-
fessor of English: Marilyn B. Hibshman.
food service employee: William E
Hough. 111. librarian: and loerg W. P.
Mayer, professor of mathematical
Twenty years of service: Arthur L. Ford,
|r, chairman and professor of English,
currently on sabbatical leave in
Damascus, Syria: and Glenn H, Woods,
associate professor of English.
Twenty-five years of service: Perry |.
Troutman, professor of religion.
Retirees: Verlena N. Gamber, food ser-
vice employee: lean O. Love, professor of
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psychology: Howard A. Neidig, chairman
and professor of chemistry: and Jacob L.
Rhodes, chairman and professor of
Moe Receives Research Grants
Owen A. Moe. Jr., associate professor of
chemistry, recently was awarded two
research grants totaling $34,000. The
grants, to be used for his research pro-
gram in immobilized enzyme technology,
came from the National Science Founda-
tion's Research in Undergraduate Institu-
tions program and from the American
Chemical Society's Petroleum Research
The $19,000 funding from the NSF-RUl
will cover faculty and student stipends,
biochemicals, and miscellaneous sup-
plies for the summers of 1985 and 1986.
The PRF grant will provide $15,000 in
stipends and supplies for the summers
of 1986 and 1987. Together, the grants
will provide a total of twelve student
stipends covering a three-summer
Article by Moe and Students
An article written by Owen A. Moe, |r„
and former LVC students Si Pham, 79,
Barry Selinsky '80, and Tuan Dang, 79
has been published in a recent issue of
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta: Protein Chemistry
and Molecular Enzymology. Research
reported in the article was done at
Lebanon Valley College in 1978-1980.
supported by a Research Corporation
LVC Profs Present Seminar on
"Learning Chemistry Through Writing
Tony Neidig, recently-retired professor of
chemistry, and Leon Markowicz, pro-
fessor of English, presented "Learning
Chemistry through Writing" at the 34th
annual meeting of the Pennsylvania
Association of College Chemistry
Teachers at Bloomsburg University in
Alumni Chorale Performs Bach and
The Alumni Chorale, under the direction
of Dr. Pierce Getz. presented Bach's
Mass in B Minor in St. Patrick Cathedral.
Harrisburg, Sacred Heart of lesus
Church, Lancaster, and Blair Music
Center during the last weekend in April.
The performances commemorated the
three-hundredth anniversary of the com-
In May. the Alumni Chorale and Con-
cert Choir joined with the Lebanon
County Choral Society and the Har-
risburg Symphony Orchestra in perform-
ing Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, known
as the choral symphony, at The Forum in
Harrisburg and Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln
Center, New York.
Fairlamb Honored by Choral Society
William H. Fairlamb, associate professor
of music, recently received the Lebanon
County Choral Society's "1985 Ex-
cellence in Music Award" in recognition
of his many years of distinguished con-
tributions to the musical life of the
Lebanon area community.
Morgan Selected for University
Philip G. Morgan, assistant professor of
music, was one of twenty-six vocalists
selected to sing for master classes at the
University of Delaware the week of lune
2. Morgan sang for Gerard Souzay.
Dalton Baldwin and Elly Ameling,
authorities in German and French art
songs and was critiqued by these artists
before approximately one hundred
students in the master classes,
Geissel Receives Doctor of Musical
On May 23, Leonard S. Geissel. |r.. assis-
tant professor of music, received the
degree Doctor of Musical Arts from Tem-
Rose Guest Conductor at Band
C. Robert Rose, associate professor of
music, was guest conductor for the Perry
County Band Festival held at Susquenita
High School in Duncannon in March.
Quartet Performs Original Eggert
In April, Klement Hambourg (first violin),
Pam DuWall (second violin), Robert Lau
(viola), and Larry Oncley (cello) gave the
premiere performance of Scott Eggert 's
String Quartet in G in Blair Music Center.
Eggert, a native of Wisconsin, is
associate professor of music at LVC
Markowicz Serves as |udge, Elected
Leon E. Markowicz, professor of English
and LVC's 1985 Christian and Mary Lind-
back Distinguished Teacher, was elected
secretary and treasurer of the Lancaster-
Lebanon Writing Council for 1985-1986.
Markowicz also served as a judge at the
Capital Area Classical Association Latin
Festival in Camp Hill in April.
University of Iowa Press Releases
The University of Iowa Press recently
released Advice and Dissent: I. William
Fulbright, The Premises of American Foreign
Policy by D. Eugene Brown, assistant pro-
fessor of political science. Copies of the
book are available from the Lebanon
Valley College Store.
Brown also signed a contract to write a
chapter on Henry Kissinger for a collec-
tion on political figures to be assembled
by a colleague at Clemson University.
Brown's review of Jeffrey Record's Revis-
ing U.S. Military Strategy appeared in a re-
cent issue of Perspective.
Applegate Article Published
Howard L. Applegate. vice president for
special programs and dean of continuing
education, recently had published in
Friends of Financial History an article titled
"The Kaiser-Frazer Corporation: The
Men. the Cars and The Stock.''
Tom s Paper Selected by
Microeconomic Analysis with BASIC by C. F.
loseph Tom, professor of economics, has
been selected by the Educational
Resources Information Center (ERIC) for
inclusion in their system and will soon be
available to the public. The clear-
inghouse number assigned to the paper
Broussard Presents Paper in Houston
lames H. Broussard, associate professor
of history, presented a paper, "From the
First Party System to the Second,' 1 at the
Southwestern Social Science Association
meeting in Houston in March
Byrne Presents Paper in Indiana
Donald E. Byrne, professor of religion,
presented "Folklore. Folk Religion, and
the Study of American Religion" at a
public conference sponsored by the
Center for American Studies and the
Department of Religious Studies of In-
diana University— Purdue University at
Indianapolis in March. The conference
was the fourth event in a year-long pro-
ject entitled "Re-Visioning America:
Religion and the Life of the Nation."
Funding for the project was provided by
the Lilly Endowment and the Indiana
Committee for the Humanities.
Bollinger Conducts Leadership
G. Kip Bollinger, assistant professor of
education and coordinator of LVC's
leadership program for high school
students, conducted a leadership
workshop on campus for forty-eight
sophomores and juniors representing fif-
teen area high schools. Through the
workshops, young people learn leader-
ship skills, identify and discuss school-
related problems, and discover how to
solve some of these problems when they
return to their school districts. To par-
ticipate, students first must demonstrate
above average potential for leadership, a
spirit of cooperativeness, a strong sense
of responsibility, the ability to work with
peers and a high level of service in
school, church and/or community.
Scott Elected Chairman of PA College
Mark E. Scott '86 was elected chairman
of the College Republicans of Penn-
sylvania at the statewide student
Republican organization's convention
held April 19-21 in Harrisburg. Prior to
his unanimous election as chairman,
Scott held the posts of secretary and vice
chairman of the state federation. He
founded and chaired the College
Republican Chapter at Lebanon Valley
Van Etten Leads Students in Fast for Africa
Bill Van Etten '86, junior biology major
from Concord, Massachusetts, with the
aid of David Michaels, director of food
services, lohn Smith, chaplain, and
Robert Riley, comptroller, organized a
evening meal in the College dining
rooms, Lebanon Valley College was able
to send $1200 to World Vision for food
for famine-stricken Africans. Earlier in the
day. students planning to fast gathered in
one-meal fast. As a result of the fast by the dining hall to sing their rendition of
college students who normally ate their "We Are The World."
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Campus Update Continued
and last year was awarded the title of
Outstanding College Republican in Penn-
sylvania. Scott, a junior political science
major, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael
T. Scott of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania.
DEVELOPMENT OFFICE REPORT
Annual Giving Update
The 1984-85 Annual Fund Drive has
been the most successful in LVC history!
As of lune 30, 1985, $1,202,421 (unre-
stricted and restricted monies) has been
collected. In addition, $787,751 in re-
maining Fund For Fulfillment pledges has
been received. The 1984-85 campaign
officially ended on Friday, lune 28, 1985.
A very special "Thank You" to all our
alumni and friends who have made this
year's campaign so successful.
The Annual Leadership Dinner (former-
ly the Century Club Dinner) has been
tentatively scheduled for Friday,
September 27, 1985 (Homecoming
Weekend). Alumni and friends who
donated $170 plus ($100 plus for senior
citizens) will be sent their invitations later
this summer. Please circle this important
date on your calendar.
Class Agent Program
The LVC Class Agent Program has been
reinstated. During the 1985-86 annual
giving campaign, alumni will receive let-
ters from members of their LVC classes.
Many alumns have reported missing this
personal touch in the past few years.
Class agents are still needed for the
Please contact Karen McHenry Gluntz.
executive director of development, at
717-867-6224, if you are interested in
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Granddaughter of former
Dr. Ellen Jane Lorenz Porter, granddaughter of Edmund S. Lorenz, president of
Lebanon Valley College from 1887-1889, was this year's featured speaker for the
Balmer Showers Lecture Series.
Named in honor of her late uncle, the Balmer Showers Lecture Series brings to
campus outstanding scholars who adhere to a doctrinal position in accord with
that of the United Methodist Church.
Dr. Porter, dressed as Susanna Wesley, presented a lecture on the Wesleys' con-
tributions to Methodism and to church music. In her second lecture, she assumed
the character of a woman attending the Cane Ridge, Kentucky, campmeeting in
1801 and. through that character, explained the uniqueness of the campmeeting
experiences and campmeeting spirituals, the "purest form of American folk
Porter studied composition under Nadia Boulanger in Paris before going to work
for the Lorenz Publishing Company, founded by her grandfather, Edmund Lorenz.
At his death, she became editor-in-chief and remained in that position until 1968.
At the age of 71, she earned a doctor of philosophy degree from Union
Graduate School. She used The Revivalist, an 1868 treasury of campmeeting songs
included in her grandfather's hymnbook collection, as the basis of her doctoral
research. Glory Hallelujah*. The Story of the Campmeeting Spiritual, a book based on a
portion of her dissertation, was published in 1978 by Parthenon Press, Nashville,
Porter continues to compose original music for anniversaries of civic and church
groups. She says, "I'm happy about continuing to be active mentally and
Her visit to Lebanon Valley College, she says, made her newly aware of how
deeply the college is wound up in the history of her family. And the music pro-
grams, she adds, are even stronger than she remembered.
Wanted: More Mrs "Zs"
by Kathleen L Thach
"Mrs. Zeiters" to some. "June" to her many friends, but to
LVC students she's affectionately known as "Mrs. Z." Re-
gardless of the name she's called, June Zeiters has been a
vital part of Lebanon Valley College for the past twelve
Although lune's husband. Russ, a much-respected crafts-
man and carpenter, had been employed by LVC for many
years, June had never really considered working at the col-
lege herself. A brief phone conversation changed all that.
It was June's former high school English teacher and long-
time friend, Lebanon Valley's dean of women, Martha Faust,
who placed the call.
"June," Dean Faust began, "I'm looking for a secretary,
and I thought you might be able to help me out."
"Sure," June responded in her typically helpful manner.
"I know just the woman for you. She's really good."
"But," Dean Faust interrupted, "you don't understand.
I'm asking you to be my secretary."
June left a part-time job elsewhere to become Dean Faust's
secretary, but their thirty-year friendship ended abruptly
when, just six months later, Dean Faust died. June continued
working for succeeding deans and for the College Center
staff until 1975 when she became full-time secretary in the
Allan W. Mund College Center. Then, that year, June's hus-
"The students pulled me through many rough times with-
out their knowing it," June says.
For example, the summer following Russ Zeiters' death.
Walt Smith, then director of the College Center, and six or
seven students made sure the Zeiters' plans to paint their
house didn't fall through. In a single day's work, they painted
the entire exterior of June's home— and stayed for a
Then there was the time several members of the Center's
staff drove to Hummelstown in the late hours of the night
to include June in their trip to York County to observe the
blossoms of a student's rare plant that bloomed only once
a year, in total darkness.
Being needed is important during grieving times, and June
Zeiters has been much needed by both students and staff.
Harold Haslett 85 and lune Tellers
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Mrs "Z's" Continued
Walt Smith says, "Without the assistance and guidance [of
someone like June|, there's no way anybody could survive
the College Center seven-day-per-week job." He recalls that
lune always keeps a needle and thread in her desk drawer
for students and staff who might need a little repair work,
and, he confesses, he benefited from that service himself
before he married.
For students like Harold Haslett of Northfield, New Jersey,
lune has proven to be good at fixing up more significant
things, too. Things like self-confidence. With a career goal
of hotel management and with Lebanon Valley's program
still in the planning stages, Harold, a senior management
major, thought about seeking an internship at the Hotel Her-
shey. When his lack of confidence caused him to give up
the idea, it was June Zeiters who straightened him out. She
listened to his excuses for not seeking the internship he
desired with Hershey Entertainment and Resort Company,
aimed him in the direction of President Peterson's office,
encouraged him through the four months of waiting for an
interview, engaged him in interviewing role play, calmed
him down before the interview, advised him on traffic con-
ditions that could cause him to be late, and was the first to
hear his ecstatic, "I got the internship!" Harold is typical of
the many other students who have gone on to greater
achievements because of June's caring, listening and
Yet that isn't all there is to her job. There's student mail
to distribute, there are posters to hang, phones to answer,
tickets to distribute for both on- and off-campus events, a
game room to manage, and there are twenty-eight students
to supervise. She's also the one most closely associated
with Wagner House, the LVC guest house. It's June who
makes sure clean linens are in place and that the guests
have keys. June says. "The Dean's staff is very supportive.
They keep me informed. They make it easy to do my job."
Perhaps it just seems easy because for June it is more
than a job. Cheryl Reihl, director of student activities, who
finds she relies heavily on June for support, advice and
friendship, says, "She enjoys what she does, and everyone
knows it. She really doesn't mind doing things that wouldn't
be included in her job description."
Others, like Rosemary Yuhas, associate dean of students,
have observed that June always has a smile, that she does
everything she can and more, that she puts forth every ef-
fort and responds to any request for help, that she never
Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. George R. Mar-
quette, believes very strongly that June Zeiters is just the
right person for the high visibility and almost constant peo-
ple-contact position she holds. "Mrs. Zeiters is the kind of
person that I, as dean of students, want in that position,"
he says firmly. And he goes on to explain why. "Her tem-
perament. Her respect. Her language. Her sense of humor.
Her positive attitude about the College. Her sense of re-
sponsibility. The way she relates to the students. Her total
He pauses for a moment's reflection, then continues, "We
need more June Zeiters."
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THE LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE LONDON TOUR
How does New Year's Eve in London sound?
Then two weeks of touring famous sites like Westminster
Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, the British Museum, the Tower of
London, and Buckingham Palace; staying in a good, modern
hotel near Hyde Park; going to some of the best plays in the
world; shopping at some of the best stores in the world; tak-
ing day-trips to such places as Cambridge, Stratford, and
Canterbury— all at a time of year when the prices are lower,
the lines shorter (or non-existent), and the weather warmer
than here in the United States.
After all this comes a period of several days for "free"
unstructured activity, when you may stay in London for more
of the same or travel elsewhere in the British Isles or on the
Continent. (Of course, you may simply return home after two
weeks if family or work responsibilities dictate.)
The base price for this third Lebanon Valley College London
Tour is only S 1 . 1 00*. The tentative dates are December
29— lanuary 1 8. The itinerary is not yet definite, but the 1984
itinerary matched to this tour's dates provides a good idea of
what to expect.
Dec. 29 — Departure from Kennedy International Airport
30— Casual touring
3 1 — The National Theater Back-Stage Tour;
"Master Harold and the Boys"
Ian. I— Buckingham Palace (changing of the guard):
2 - Oxford-Stratford; "Twelfth Night" (Royal
3 — The British Museum
4 — St. Paul's: The Museum of London
5 — Casual Touring
7 — The National Gallery
8 — The Tate Gallery; "A Pack of Lies" (back-stage
post-performance talk with actress Judith Dench)
9 — Talk-demonstration by actor Nick Grace
("Heat & Dust," Brideshead Revisited):
Lincoln's Inns Fields (law courts)
1 1 — The Tower of London
12 — Casual touring
13-16 "Free Time"
17— Casual touring
18— Return to Kennedy Airport
For more information on the 1986 Lebanon Valley College
London tour, please write or call: Dr. Philip Billings. Depart-
ment of English, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA 17003,
(717) 867-4428 (office), (717) 867-2251(home)
This price is an estimate based on past trips and present
economic conditions. It includes air fare from New York to
London and back, bus fare between Gatwick and the hotel as
well as on the three day-trips, fifteen nights lodging (including
breakfasts), three theater tickets, a back-stage tour of the Na-
tional Theater, and official tour guides when appropriate.
There also may be such "freebies" as private talks with actors
and theater critics: and Dr. Billings will always be on hand to
Lebanon Valley College has become a
tradition among many families, with
children, grandchildren or siblings of
graduates joining the ranks of alumni.
In this year's graduating class alone, for
example, there are at least seventeen
such families. In four cases, both parents
graduated from Lebanon Valley College.
Jonathan Paul Kettering Frye, son of
Tilman Frye '67, and Nancy Kettering
Frye '80, received a Bachelor of Science
degree. A brother, David, graduated
"With lonathan's graduation, we feel
pleased to know he now has joined
that great human chain of LVC alumni
that lasting bond connecting many
generations of truth seekers."
Susan lones, daughter of Lawrence
lones '56, and Georgianne Funk lones
'57, majored in mathematics and re-
ceived a Bachelor of Science degree.
Mathematics Award for her exceptional
performance in mathematical sciences.
Heather Walter, daughter of The
Honorable |ohn Walter '53 and Patricia
Lutz Walter '57, majored in music educa-
tion and received a Bachelor of Science
Amy Ziegler. daughter of Larry Ziegler
'57 and Mary Ellen Risser Ziegler 58.
majored in elementary education and
received a Bachelor of Science degree.
Amy received the Childhood Education
Club award for her qualities of character,
scholarship, leadership and service.
"I'm proud to have Wendy graduate
from Lebanon Valley College and to
have our son. Scott, start there in the
fall, We visited other schools, but
there wasn't the friendliness on those
campuses that exists at LVC. It's good
to know that friendliness hasn't
changed since my college days."
Todd Dellinger, son of Curvin '38 and
Mary Dellinger, majored in management
and received a Bachelor of Science
"We are extremely pleased with the
education and training Amy received
to prepare her for a teaching career.
The small classes and individual atten-
tion provided by the elementary
education department are a real asset
Wendy Carter, daughter of Gloria Fitz-
kee Carter '62 and Neal Carter,
graduated with a Bachelor of Science
degree, having majored in mathematics
and political science. Wendy received the
Governor lames H. Duff Award for her
participation in campus government; the
Martha C. Faust (Dean of Women from
1957-1972) Memorial Award for her high
personal standards and significant con-
tribution to the College; and the
"You're always pleased to see a son
graduate from your alma mater, but
you're especially pleased to see him
graduate from a school providing
such high quality liberal arts
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Carole Eshleman, daughter of Joan
Myers Eshleman '61 and Richard
Eshleman, majored in elementary educa-
tion and received a Bachelor of Science
Brian Gockley, son of Dr. David W.
Gockley '42 and Mrs. Olive Porter
Gockley. majored in English and received
a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Kathy Hostetter. daughter of The
Reverend Eugene Hostetter '59 and An-
na Mae Hostetter, majored in manage-
ment and received a Bachelor or Science
". . . to have my daughter graduate
from my alma mater is an exciting and
thrilling experience ... We share a
common heritage in this institution
that seeks to teach not only
knowledge, but the moral wisdom of
the ludeo-Christian tradition''
Terri Roach, granddaughter of the late
Dr. |, Paul Grover '25, received a
Bachelor of Arts degree in Sacred Music
and Performance and has been accepted
at the University of North Carolina at
Greensboro for graduate work in choral
loseph Rotunda, son of Richard L.
Rotunda '54 and Nancy M. Rotunda,
received a Bachelor of Science degree
and. having majored in management,
has accepted a management position
with Sand and Sea Management
"My feelings (at loe's graduation)
can best be described in a few words:
pride in being associated with the LVC
family of faculty, staff and fellow
students; achievement in realizing my
son has received as good an educa-
tion and college experience as
available anywhere and undoubtedly
better than most; family in having |oe
choose the same school that his
great-uncle and father chose before
Rebecca Rotz, daughter of Eleanor
Meyers Rotz '56 and Robert A. Rotz and
granddaughter of Elwood Meyers '30
and Pearl Meyers '32, received a
Bachelor of Science degree. Rebecca,
who majored in psychology, graduated
The Reverend Marjorie A. Glascow,
mother of Michelle Glascow '84,
graduated with a Bachelor of Science
degree. She majored in nursing.
Diane Patricia Detwiler, sister of
Deborah Detwiler '84, received a
Bachelor of Science degree. She majored
in music education.
Laura Fowler, sister of Amy Fowler '80
received a Bachelor of Arts degree. She
majored in sacred music.
Sara Wardell, sister of the Reverend
Carrie Wardell 79, received a Bachelor of
Science degree. She majored in music.
Beth Blauch and her mother, Kathleen
L. Thach, received Bachelor of Science
degrees in the same year. Beth, a
member of Pi Gamma Mu honorary
society completed social service degree
requirements in May. while her mother
completed management and English
degree requirements in lanuary. Beth's
brother, David N. Blauch, graduated from
Lebanon Valley College in '84.
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"3iL RAV PATRIZIO was honored by
JO the Southern York County School
Board recently with a plaque of recogni-
tion and thanks for all he has done for
the district. Ray, who is semi-retired from
his York Beauty Supply business, has an
outstanding record of seeing a need and
fulfilling it. He first began his work back
in the early 1950s when he noticed that
the high school golf team needed
uniforms. Without hesitation, he went
out and bought the uniforms for them.
Then later, when his son |ohn was play-
ing football for Susquehannock, the Glen
Rock resident stepped forward to
volunteer as scorekeeper for the games.
He has been doing that ever since! Next,
as a member of the Susquehannock
High School Booster's Club, Ray led the
fund drive to buy a new scoreboard for
the school's athletic field. Then, not too
long ago. he decided the lighting for the
night football games just was not ade-
quate enough. That observation led him
to donate more than $17,000 to the
school to buy new ones. But his en-
thusiasm did not end there. The
restroom facilities on the field amounted
to a couple of portable outhouses, which
of building the proper facilities right next
to the field. He was able to recruit a local
contractor from New Freedom to donate
the labor for the construction. Dr.
Richard Hupper, district superintendent,
applauds the recognition of Patrizio "He
epitomizes the type of support we need
from parents and community
,* wm PEARL MILLER SIEGEL was
T" I named Educator of 1985 by the
Lebanon County Educational Honor
Society. Pearl has been a social worker in
the Intermediate Unit 13 for twenty-two
years. She served as a social worker for
the former Lebanon County Family and
Children Services for seven years. She
was a teacher in a private school for five
years and a third grade teacher in the
Lebanon School District for three years.
rf-r\ RAY A. LAYSER has been honor-
J\3 ed by the Upjohn Company for
outstanding achievement in sales for
1984. He is one of fifteen individuals
recently named as repeat winners to the
company's Agricultural Division Sales
fell far short of Ray's high expectations
for the school. So, he was off again.
Academy. Ray, sales specialist for the
Agronomic Division of Asgrow Seed
Company, an Upjohn subsidiary, joined
the company in 1966. His sales territory
encompasses New York, Pennsylvania,
New lersey. Delaware, and Maryland.
JACK SNAVELY presented a program
and clinic at Odessa College and the
University of Texas in April. The
clarinetist also performed in concert with
the Woodwind Arts Quintet in February
at the New School, New York City.
,|-r) THE REVEREND DR. PAUL E.
j£ STAMBACH received the fifth
annual "Bishop D. Frederick Wertz
Award" for outstanding service to the
church from the Central Pennsylvania
Conference of the United Methodist
, — — DR. ANTON F. KIEHNER will be
J J guest conductor of the Bucks
County High School Honors Orchestra
and the Southern Chester County
Honors Band. He will also serve as a con-
cert band and orchestra adjudicator for
the Pennsylvania Music Educators
leading a fund drive among local
businesses and banks to finance the cost
Miles Rigor Society Induction at
Alumni Awards Luncheon
The following charter members were
named to the Miles Rigor Society at the
annual Alumni Weekend Awards Lunch-
eon on lune 8, 1985: Mrs. Ruth Engle
Bender, Dr. Carl Y. Ehrhart. Dr. Alex ).
Fehr, Miss Gladys M. Fencil. Dr. Donald
E. Fields, Dr. Elizabeth M. Geffen. Mrs.
lune Eby Herr. Mr. Thomas A. Lanese, Dr.
Anna Dunkle McVay. formerly Anna
Faber, Dr. Ralph S. Shay. Mr. Robert W.
Smith. Dr. George G. Struble, Dr. lames
M. Thurmond, and Dr. L. Elbert
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Association at Bala Cynwyd Junior High
tf-s GERALD A. STEGER was nam-
50 ed supervisor of curriculum and
instruction for the Big Spring. Penn-
sylvania school district.
'A£ BETSY LORENZ RUTH has
O!? graduated summa cum laude
from the paralegal program of Central
Pennsylvania Business School with an
associate degree in specialized business.
She has joined the Harrisburg law firm of
McNees. Wallace and Nurick as a litiga-
SANDRA KAY BLOUCH has been pro-
moted to Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S.
Air Force. She is the pediatric unit super-
visor at Travis Air Force Base Hospital in
DR. MICHAEL CAMPBELL
has joined the faculty of Arm-
strong State College in Savannah,
Georgia as an assistant professor of
music education and director of bands.
THOMAS W. CESTARE has
been officer-in-charge at the Na-
tional Labor Relations Board's Sub-
regional Office in Honolulu since April
1984. He supervises the processing of
unfair labor practice and representation
cases filed under the National Labor
Relations Act throughout the State of
Hawaii. Guam, American Samoa, Com-
monwealth of Northern Marianas, and
other U.S. Pacific territories.
BARBARA BAUGHMAN BISER
is employed at Bechtel Power
Corporation in computer-aided drafting.
KARL SWEIGERT has been
promoted to second vice
president-claims for Security of America
Life Insurance Company. He resides with
his family in Reading, Pennsylvania.
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fwp Northern Dutchess Hospital has
I J appointed LAURA TILIPKO
DAVIDSON as director of nursing at the
Rhinebeck facility. Laura, who has been
assistant director of nursing at
Metropolitan Hospital in New York City,
will oversee Northern Dutchess
Hospital's staff of 1 50 nurses. Under her
leadership, the hospital will reorganize
the nursing department toward more
patient-centered nursing services.
LINDA M. LONG has been promoted to
assistant vice president in the bond
trading department of Hamilton Bank,
Lancaster, Pennsylvania. President and
divisional education manager for
Toastmasters-in-Command. Linda serves
as a volunteer for the American Heart
Association. She is also a member of the
Lititz Women's Club.
DR. GENE REISINGER conducts a fami-
ly practice center in Shermans Dale.
Pennsylvania. The center is affiliated with
the Carlisle Hospital.
, wm, DEBORAH HORST McINTOSH
/ O and husband Tim are working
as church planters with the Evangelical
Free Church in Lima. Peru where their
son Joel Timothy was born.
GLENN A. ZEARFOSS is plant manager
at American Beauty Pasta Division of San
Giorgio Skinner. Kansas City. Missouri.
HARRY M. BRATTON, III received a
masters degree in psychology (clinical
concentration! from West Chester State
University. He is currently transportation
supervisor for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
, — — IERALD STE1NER is complet-
/ / ing his postdoctoral fellowship
in biochemistry at the American Red
Cross in Bethesda. Maryland. DEBORAH
HANSHAW STEINER is working in the
books department for the Americal
Chemical Society in Washington, DC, as
an associate editor.
Navy Seaman KATHLEEN M.
DONALDSON has completed
recruit training at Navy Recruit Training
Command, Navy Training Center, Orlan-
CHARLES D. KLINE, JR.. assistant ac-
tuary with the Government Employees
Insurance Company of Washington. DC.
has achieved the distinction of Associate
in the Casualty Actuarial Society.
THE REVEREND ROBERT A.
JOHNSON became a licensed
minister with the Assemblies of God in
April of 1984. Following two years as
minister of music at First Assembly of
God in Rockaway. New Jersey, he was
moved to Newark. Delaware to pursue a
new direction of ministry. He will be
working with Zion Song Ministries in
several areas— administration, music ar-
ranging and traveling music and worship
seminars. He will also serve as minister
of music at Eastgate Fellowship.
JOAN H. SQUIRES was the first gradu-
ate of the joint M.B.A. M.M. degree pro-
gram in Arts Administration at the
University of Michigan in May, 1985. She
also has had the honor of being selected
by the American Symphony Orchestra
League to participate in their 1985-1986
Management Fellowship Program. As
one of eight fellows selected from across
the country, she will participate in an in-
tensive management training program
which includes three fifteen-week
assignments with various major and
regional orchestras, a two-week assign-
ment at ASOL headquarters in
Washington. DC. and a two-week ex-
perience with the music industry in New
DAVID T. ROSSI received a Ph.D. in
Analytical Chemistry from Purdue
University and is now employed as a
senior chemist at Monsanto Industrial
Chemicals in St. Louis. Missouri.
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'Qf\ DESRA ANN COOK received
Ov the M.B.A. degree from Ship-
pensburg University in December.
VICKI J. GREB has accepted a full-time
position as a first and second grade
teacher at Covenant Christian School,
Cortland, New York, beginning August 1,
JOHN D. BOAG, |R. sent the following
up-date written in the style of Eighteenth
\ohn D. Boag, ]r. takes the liberty to inform his
friends and the public in general, that he has now
joined the shop near the Governor's Palace,
Williamsburg. VA. He is employed to learn the
arts and mysteries of the wheel wrights trade,
encluding the manufacture and mending of car-
riages, wains, ox carts, riding chairs, and other ar-
ticles too tedius to mention.
JOHN ). TUS has a master of accounting
degree from George Washington Univer-
sity and is employed as a CPA with Peat
Marwick Mitchell. Philadelphia. Penn-
sylvania. LINDA WILSON TUS is in her
fifth year of teaching music at Struble
Elementary School. She has a master's
degree in counseling psychology from
Trenton State College. Linda also directs
a bell choir and junior choir for her
church and is assistant director at Burn
Brae Day Camp of Creative Arts.
DAVID TODOROFF graduated from
Pennsylvania College of Podiatric
Medicine in lune of 1984 with the degree
of D.P.M. (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine)
and just completed his one-year residen-
cy training at the Lebanon Veterans Ad-
ministration Medical Center. His wife.
CINDY KIHN TODOROFF is employed
at Pennsylvania National Insurance Com-
pany as a rate and statistical analyst.
KENNETH L. HAMAN became the new
pastor of Rehoboth United Methodist
Church, effective lune 1984, in
RAYMOND J. BOCCUTI has been
selected by Rotary International. District
74 5, to be a member of a five-man study
team going to Scotland for six weeks in
the spring. He will represent the
Neshaminy School District, Rotary Inter-
national and the U.S.A. Ray is an in-
strumental music teacher in the
Neshaminy School District. Langhorne,
Pennsylvania and is currently working
towards his master's degree in jazz per-
formance at Trenton State College.
MATTHEW M. HALL is research chem-
ist for |. M. Huber Corporation in Havre
de Grace, Maryland.
KAREN CHISHOLM OCCHIOGROSSO
is business manager and treasurer of
West Hampton Beach school district in
ALYSSA DEWIRE GOULD is co
manager of The Fisherman's Christian
Gift and Book Shoppe in Bethlehem,
SUSAN GUNN is a manage-
ment analyst for Dynamic
Systems, Inc. of McLean, Virginia.
now be assigned to Peterson Air Force
DARYL L. BOLTZ has been promoted to
actuarial assistant at Monarch Life In-
surance Company. He is an Associate of
the Society of Actuaries.
HUGH C. DELONG has been
commissioned a second lieute-
nant in the U.S. Air Force upon gradua-
tion from Officer Training School at
Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He will
PETER A. DONNELLY has
been commissioned a second
lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force upon
graduation from Officer Training School
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at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Pete
will now be assigned to Matther Air
Force Base. California.
'QA ROBERT C JOHNSTON is a
Ot" student at University of
Baltimore School of Law. He recently
received the American lurisprudence
Award for receiving the highest grade
average in torts.
JUDY M. SARGEANT is teaching
kindergarten at Independence Central
School, Great Meadows, New Jersey. She
is also attending graduate school for a
master's in education degree at East
ALLEN ZIECLER ROTH to Cynthia
Denise Boyer, December 22. 1984.
DAVID T. ROSSI to Danell Dawn lenkin-
son. Iune23. 1984.
ROBERT A. JOHNSON to Lisa |oy Ot
talagano September 1, 1984.
JOHN J. TUS to LINDA JEAN WILSON,
April 20, 1985 (six years to the day that
they met at LVC).
ALYSSA D. DEWIRE to Leo J. Gould, 111,
July 2, 1983.
GARY F. SCHMIDT to DEBRA E.
POLEY, October 27, 1984.
David loseph Desilets to DEBRA
RENEE POWELL, December 28. 1984,
LEO C. HEARN, JR. to Anita Gale
Kirkland. March 23. 1985.
Mark E. Haegele to REBECCA J.
NEWCOMB, December 1, 1984.
To LINDA GUNDERSON REMSBURG
and Michael Remsburg, a daughter,
Brynn Marie, on March 5. 1985.
To DEBRA KIRCHHOF-GLAZIER and
Douglas Glazier, a son, Darron Kirchhof,
on March 6. 1985.
To Diane Kauffman and WILLIAM R.
KAUFFMAN, a daughter, Kelly Ann, on
To NANCY PETERSON ECKLER and
ROBERT ECKLER 75, twin daughters.
Amanda Claire and Rachel Frances, on
lanuary 10, 1985.
To JANE GARLOCK NEILL and Kenneth
Neill, a daughter, Shannon Alene
Demarest, on March 18, 1985.
To SANDRA ANDERSON PEMBLETON
and ROBERT G. PEMBLETON 74 a
daughter, Heather Lauren, on November
To DEBORAH HORST MCINTOSH and
Tim Mcintosh, a son, loel Timothy, on
lanuary 17, 1985.
To DOREEN BREDER KOWALCHUK
and JIM KOWALCHUK 75, a son, lohn
Thomas, on March 2 5, 1985.
To CYNTHIA BLAKE ZEARFOSS and
GLENN A. ZEARFOSS 76. a daughter,
Christine Renee, in lanuary 1985.
To JUNE COLLIER BEYER and
MICHAEL S. BEYER, a daughter. Meg
Collier on July 26, 1982; and a son. lared
Michael, on May 4, 1984.
To HOLLY HIBLER HALL and MAT-
THEW HALL, a son, Ryan Andrew, on
April 9, 1984.
To LORI MORGAN HAMAN and KEN
NETH L. HAMAN, a daughter. Sarah
Lindsay, on August 4. 1984.
To ALYSSA DEWIRE GOULD and Leo I
Gould. III. a daughter. Lindsay Alyssa. on
May 12. 1984.
EARL H. TSCHUDY on November 14.
FRANCIS BROTHERLIN BARR on
April 21, 1985 in Porterville. California.
MABEL O. HOFFSOMMER on lanuary
30. 1985 in Lower Paxton Township,
DOROTHY JACKSON NICE in February
1982 in lacksonwald. Pennsylvania.
C. DANIEL ENGLE on December 20.
1984 in Harrisburg. Pennsylvania.
MAX H. LIGHT on May 8, 1985 in Quin-
KATHRYN D. CHALLENGER on
February 27. 1985.
IVAN O. MAGAL on December 28. 1984.
FREDRIC L. HARTMAN on March 10
1985 in Conneaut, Ohio.
The following current students and re-
cent graduates passed actuarial ex-
aminations taken in November 1984.
Graduation year and last known
employer are given for graduates.
Joint Society of Actuaries and Casual-
ty Actuarial Society Exams:
Part 1: James T. Bryant '86
Frank S. Rocco '87
Catherine L. Conner '84 (Hay
Huggins. Philadelphia, PA)
Part 2: Terry D Gusler '84 (Nationwide
Insurance, Columbus, OH)
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Part 3: Rick S. Aster '84 (Insurance Ser-
vices Office. New York. NY)
William N Campbell '83
(lohnson & Higgins. Washington,
Vaughn W. Robbins '84
(Travelers Insurance Co. Hart-
Society of Actuaries Exams:
Part 4: Andrea Davino '81 (George Buck
Associates. New York, NY)
Thomas L. Zimmerman '83 (Con-
rad M. Seigel Inc.. Harrisburg.
Part 5: Daryl Boltz '82 (Monarch Life in-
surance Co. Springfield, MA)
MarkT. Ruloff '81 (Travelers)
lames G. Stoltzfus '81 (Milliman
& Robertson. Wayne. PA)
Part 9: David H. Killick '81 (Conrad M.
Special Recognition. With the comple-
tion of the above examination, the
following have earned the designation of
Associate of the Society of Actuaries
(ASA); Daryl Boltz, Mark T Ruloff, lames
Casualty Actuarial Society:
Part 5: Frank S Rhodes '83 (USF&G.
Part 7: Charles D Kline. |r. 78 (Geico.
Thomas G. Myers '83 (Prupac.
Daniel A. Reppert '82 IUSF&G)
Part 9: Gregory S. Grace 78 (PCRB.
Special Recognition. With the comple-
tion of the above examination, the
following have earned the designation of
Associate of the Casualty Actuarial
Society (ACAS): Charles D. Kline. Thomas
G. Myers. Daniel A. Reppert.
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday
September 28 and 29. 1985
Schedule of Events
Indicate the number of people attending
Indicate the number of people attending
Alumni Association Executive
Alumni Association Board
of Governors Meeting
Alumni Ambassador Workshop
Senior Alumni Meeting
Field Hockey and Soccer
Alumni Class Agent Training
Tailgate Picnic - Arnold Field
hamburger(s). chips, relish & soda @ $3.00
hot dog(s), chips, relish & soda @ $3.00
Football and Cross Country
Athletic Hall of Fame Inductions.
Arnold Field tickets® $3.00
6:00 p.m. Hall of Fame Dinner
tickets @ SI 1.00
10:30 a.m. Homecoming Worship Service
11:30 am. Buffet Brunch
tickets @ $6.00
(Please make checks payable to Lebanon Valley College.)
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.Enclosed is $_
.to cover the above reservations.
Give a Gift of Time
Pulling out the checkbook isn't the only form of
alumni giving. Many alumni also donate their time to the College by attending College Nights near their
homes to assist Admissions Counselors in recruiting students.
If you're interested in helping your College in this way, check the
following list to find one or more College Nights you can attend. For more information on giving gifts of
time or talent, contact: Lebanon Valley College,
Annville PA 1 7003-Alumni Services Office (71 7-867-622 1 ) or Admissions Office (7 1 7-867-61 80).
Times listed are when the program starts.
Carteret High School
lmmaculata High School
Wildwood Catholic High School
Calvert Hall High School
Bernards High School
Bishop Kenrick High School
Cumberland Valley High School
Red Lion Area Sr. High School
Harford Co. Vo-Tech High School
Northern Valley Reg. High School
Howard Community College
Baltimore Convention Center
Archbishop Ryan High School Boys
Cranford High School
Gloucester County College
Morris Hills Regional High School
Wayne Valley High School
Middlesex County College
Tysons Corner Center
Tompkins Cortland Comm. College
Transfer Evening Program College
Broome Co. Veterans Arena
Evening Program Arena
Evening Program Arena
Reading High School
Alexis I. duPont High School
Philadelphia Civic Center
Bishop Hoban High School
Archbishop Wood High Schools
Conard High School
Cape Henlopen High School
Conestoga Valley High School
Union High School
Milford Mill High School
Watchung Hills Reg. High School
Upper Moreland High School
Chatham Township High School
North Wildwood, NI
- 12:00 noon
Red Lion, PA
Bel Air, MD
Fairfax County, VA
West Hartford. CT
- 10:00 pm.
Willow Grove, PA
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