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The Struble Saga: A Pioneer Spirit of Adventi/re
Founders Day 1986
EMTS at LVC: Double Duty for
Annville and the Campus
MBA Program Answers
A Community's Question
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Lebanon Valley College Magazine
VOLUME 3. NUMBER 1
Published quarterly by Lebanon Valley College
Second class postage paid at Annville PA
©copyright 1986 Lebanon Valley College
Please address inquiries and address changes to
The Valley. Communications Office.
Lebanon Valley College. Annville. PA 17003-0501.
Table of Contents
3 The Struble Saga: A Pioneer Spirit of Adventure
by Edna Carmean
6 Founders Day 1986:
Leadership Builds an Avenue to the Future
Double Duty for Annville and the Campus
by lody Rathgeb
9 LVC s Shepherds
by M.A. Weister
10 MBA Program Answers a Community s Question
by lody Rathgeb
12 Campus Update
Managing Editor, Marilyn A. Weister
Associate Editor, lody Rathgeb
Associate Editor, lohn Deamer
Alumni Editor. Kathleen Y. Thach
Student Assistant. Melissa Huffman
Photographer. Glen Owen Gray
Creative Director. Sally Yacovelly
On the cover: Artist Dan Massad's il-
lustration of Main Street in Annville
from the cover of Philip Billings'
book Porches. See page 1 2 .
From the Editor:
Former assistant director of communications, lody Rathgeb, recently
joined The Daily News as editor of the family section. We wish her only
the best in her newspaper career; we'll certainly miss her vitality and
special knack with Valley stories.
Former director of communications. Mary Williams, moved to Cleveland,
Ohio, in lanuary. to live near her daughter and grandchildren. During her
time here. Mary helped create a new "look" for LVC publications We
wish her Godspeed, and much happiness in her new life.
The focus of this issue is "community service." The pioneering spirit
which George and Lillie Struble brought to LVC years ago continues to
be the driving force for todays students and employees.
Students help save lives. College employees help care for the area's
needy, and a new MBA program meets the needs of local business
At LVC. everyone gets involved, everyone heightens the quality of life in
We hope you enjoy this issue, and enjoy reading about the many ways
that LVC says "Thanks" to the community for its support.
Maril Weister. Managing Editor
Kathleen Thach, Alumni Editor
Summer Dinner Theater - "Lil' Abner"
Friends of Old Annville Antique Show
1Q85-1986 Annual Fund Campaign Ends
Summer Dinner Theater:
Summer Dinner Theater: "Oklahoma"
1986-1987 Annual Fund Campaign Begins
Student Council Parents Weekend
Wig and Buckle Society play
Leadership Club Dinner
Guest Speaker to be announced
Lebanon Valley College Homecoming
Wig and Buckle Society Fall Musical
Christmas at the Valley
Concert and President's
Formal Christmas Dinner
For confirmation of dates, times, locations and admission fees,
please contact Mrs. lune Zeiters at (717) 867-6165, Monday
through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or the
College Relations Office at (717) 867-6222.
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The Struble Saga
A Pioneer Spirit of Adventure
by Edna J. Carmean
The Struble's vine-covered, English
Cottage on Ulrich Street has become
a landmark for the citizens of Annville
and for generations of college
students. It's a place marked by
warmth and hospitality, because of
the people who live there.
Dr. George G. Struble came to the
Lebanon Valley from the mid-west, but
he is quick to explain that he traces
his ancestry back to Pennsylvania.
"According to family belief," he said,
"the first American Struble was a Hes-
sian soldier hired by King George III
to fight the colonists. After the Revolu-
tionary War, he stayed on, married a
Pennsylvania German girl, and
became an American." George says
the family eventually moved west to Il-
linois, where his father was born.
George's father, a talented and am-
bitious young man. decided to
become a doctor. After graduation
from Northwestern University, he mar-
ried a trained nurse and set up a prac-
tice in Inwood, a small town in the
northwest corner of Iowa. It was
there— in 1900— that George was
George learned many lessons in
responsibility from his father. He
remembers the bitter winters of Iowa
and how his dad made house calls in
a horse-drawn sleigh. For the trip
home, the doctor would don his fur
coat, wrap himself in a buffalo robe,
say "Giddap" and go to sleep. And
the horse always brought him safely
When George was nine, his father
became restless with the practice of
medicine in Iowa. Oklahoma was
much in the news then, the Indian Ter-
ritory having become a state two
years before. Opportunities seemed
limitless. His father bought a farm
from an Oklahoma Indian and moved
the family south. Unfortunately, the In-
dian hadn't really owned the land he
had sold. It belonged to another In-
dian, and that had to be straightened
out before the Strubles could claim
Young George found the move excit-
ing. The family furniture was packed in
one end of a freight car. with the
stable contents, including the horses,
in the other end. George and his
father rode the freight car, too. They
slept on mattresses piled atop the fur-
niture, and kept the horses fed and
The Strubles didn't stay long on the
Oklahoma farm. Education for George
was becoming a series of
transplants— Iowa. Oklahoma, Illinois
After George finished his |unior year
of high school, his father bought a
medical practice in Glasgow, Kansas,
where he practiced medicine and ran
a drug store until his death (from over-
exertion) at the age of 92.
George entered the University of
Kansas at Lawrence in September of
1918. "World War II was going on
then." he said, "and I was made a
member of the Students Army Train-
ing Corps (SATC) unit. We slept in bar-
racks and drilled with empty guns. I
played an alto horn in the SATC band.
But my army career was short. The Ar-
mistice was signed in November, and
we were mustered out by Christmas."
About the time George was starting
elementary school in Iowa, Lillie
Strand was growing up in neighboring
Nebraska. The youngest of five chil-
dren, she was born— to Norwegian
parents— on a farm in the central part
of the state, west of Lincoln. When
Lillie was four, the family moved to
Aurora, where she started school. But
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Lillie remembers spending many
summers on the farm. "We lived in a
sod house out there," she said.
"There was no wood with which to
build houses. We could look to the
horizon and not see a single tree. We
even used cow dung for fuel. The
men would plow up long strips of
prairie sod, cut them into squares,
and use them as building blocks. The
house was cool in summer and warm
in winter. One summer I built my own
little sod house.
Lillie had one daily job she
enjoyed— her five-mile trip astride a
horse to fetch the mail from the
nearest rural delivery box. "My
mother was a lady" remarked George
as Lillie talked about her horseback
riding. "She rode side-saddle." And
Lillie retorted, "Well. I made myself a
Lillie was fourteen when her father
traded his Nebraska farm for one
near Independence, Kansas, a large
town near the Oklahoma border, and
moved his family there. This was oil
territory, but they found only gas
when they drilled. They joined the
thousands of gas well owners in the
area. The gas company bought the
output, and gas was a cheap and
Lillie, valedictorian of her high
school class in Independence, had
taken the Normal course, which
prepared her for teaching. Yet she
had trouble finding a job. "I was a lit-
tle scrawny thing," she said ruefully,
"and no one would hire me." She
finally landed a position as a teacher
of four pupils in a western Kansas,
one-room country school. In addition
to teaching, she kept the room clean
and took care of the stove.
Life was never dull. One afternoon,
hearing a strange noise outside, she
opened the door to find a large rat-
tlesnake coiled on the step, ready to
strike. She remembers slamming the
door in a hurry.
"Another afternoon," said Lillie, "1
stayed after school to do some work
for the next day. I heard a horse
galloping up to a stop by the door. It
was a girl from the family where 1
boarded. She shouted that 1 should
come home at once. A prairie fire up
north was headed our way. I could
see the black smoke in the distance.
There was no room on the horse for
me. so 1 ran all the way home, about a
mile. They told me the men were all
up north setting a back-fire. For fear it
might not work, they said I should
pack my belongings and be ready for
a quick escape. The women were
busy cooking up quantities of food.
But the back-fire worked, and the fire
fighters had plenty of hot food when
they came back to the house."
After that year of teaching. Lillie
went to the University at Lawrence
and enrolled as a mathematics major.
With the war making the future seem
so uncertain, she dropped out after
the first year and taught mathematics
in El Dorado, Kansas. Then she went
back to the University and there met
George. "It was at Christian Endeavor
in a Disciples of Christ church in
Lawrence," said Lillie. "We were both
active in that group."
"After graduation in lanuary of 1921,
Lillie found a job teaching high school
math and physics in Bancroft, Idaho, a
small town with a 99 percent Mormon
population. She lived with a Mormon
family and made many friends there.
(Her skills as a math teacher became
legendary. Later on, she tutored many
a high school student having trouble
with the subject.)
George stayed at the University an
extra year to earn his Master's degree.
The young couple, now engaged,
agreed they would teach after mar-
riage, and they hoped it could be in
some interesting and unusual place.
They found that place when they were
hired by officials of the Philippine
government to teach English in their
schools for two years.
At two o'clock in the afternoon of
May 7, 1923, George and Lillie were
married in a quiet ceremony at the
home of Lillie's parents in In-
dependence. "And at four o'clock,"
said George, "we were on a train
headed for the Philippines." George's
father was on the train, too. He had
come for the wedding and started
right back home to Glasgow. Lillie had
told some of her friends from Idaho
which train the couple would be tak-
ing, and these friends were at the sta-
tion to greet them on their brief stop.
At Seattle they boarded the "Presi-
dent lackson." which was to be their
home for a month. Ships of the Presi-
dent line carried both passengers and
cargo so there were stops in )apan
and China. They got acquainted with
the other passengers, including some
Americans going out to teach. When
they docked at Shanghai, one new
friend, a Chinese gentleman, invited
them ashore for a Chinese meal; they
travelled to the restaurant by rickshaw.
"There were eighteen courses to the
meal," said Lillie, "and I remember
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one course was watermelon seeds.
But the most exciting part of that ex-
cursion was on the way back to the
ship. We got into the one-passenger
rickshaws again. My richshaw driver
didn't follow the others; instead, he
turned off on a different road. 1 was so
scared! 1 thought 1 was being kidnap-
ped. But we soon arrived back at the
ship. He had just chosen a different
At Manila, they were assigned for
the first year to the schools of lloilo, a
large port city. Since the people spoke
so many different dialects, a law had
been passed that the children must all
be taught English as a common
language. The English teachers were
all Americans, and they were told that
nothing except English could be
spoken in their classrooms. The se-
cond year, they were sent by the
Bureau of Education to Dangued, a
town in northern Luzon, the largest
island in the chain. George was made
principal of the high school of about
three hundred pupils. 'And that is
where Lillie started her first library,"
said George. "There was a hodge-
podge of some 300 books. She spent
many hours cataloguing them and
preparing them to be checked out."
When that year was over and the
Strubles returned to the United States,
George taught a year of freshman
English at Baker University, in Baldwin.
Kansas, and three years at the Univer-
sity of North Dakota in Grand Forks.
From there they moved to Madison,
Wisconsin, where George studied for
his doctorate at the University, and
Lillie worked in the Capitol building to
help the family finances.
In 1931, George was awarded his
Ph.D., and they came to Annville,
where he had been hired to teach
English at Lebanon Valley College. For
the first time in their lives, George and
Lillie Struble put down roots. They
joined the College church, started a
family, and, in 1938, built their first
and permanent home two blocks
Dr. Struble taught freshman English
at Lebanon Valley College for 39 years
and touched the lives of thousands of
students during that time. Many alum-
ni still remember the autobiographical
themes he assigned early in their col-
lege careers. In order to foster creative
writing, Dr. Struble started the Green
Blotter Club. For entrance, students
were required to submit anonymous
samples of their work. Only after the
members had voted did they learn the
identities of the applicants. It was con-
Members of the Green Blotter Club, formed by
George Struble. are (back row) Evelyn Evans
Broderick 40: Carl Y Ehrhart 40. Robert Mays '42;
Frances Prutzman Kauffman '41: Paul Stouffer '41;
(centerl Dr George G Struble, Martha Davies
DeHaven '42: Floda Trout Guimivan '41. (front row|
Evelyn Miller Walborn* 40. Helen Morrison Davis
'43: Pauline Keller Rutt '43; Mary Touchstone Hale
40, Trygve Struble; Lillie S. Struble.
sidered an honor to belong to this
club. Meetings were held in the Stru-
ble living room, where they read and
discussed new work by their members
before enjoying Lillie's tea and
When Lillie decided Annville needed
a public library, several friends agreed
with her, and they went to work on the
project. In the spring of 1940, they
established a shelf of 12 5 books in a
gift shop on Main Street, The books
were all donated and mostly for
children. The little library grew as it
moved successively to the Struble
garage, to the Water Company
building, to a vacated barber shop,
and, in 1944, to lohn McClure's base-
ment on Main Street. By the time it
moved to its own building, in 1950,
the Annville Free Library Association
had been incorporated. With 5,541
books, no longer just for children, it
was now a library for the whole town.
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The new building on Main Street
was a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Gideon
Kreider, [r., who had been loyal sup-
porters of the library from the first.
The Kreiders refused to have the
building named for them, however,
saying if the citizens felt it was their
library, they would support it. This
proved to be true. As the library grew,
a small trained staff was needed, but
it has always been supported by a
loyal corps of volunteers, with Lillie
Struble a guiding spirit. It is now open
to the public every day but Sunday.
The inventory of 1986 shows a total
of 18,341 books and a yearly circula-
tion of almost 58,000. Today the
Colonial-style building is crowded,
and an addition is being planned, "I
am proud," said Lillie, "that the library
has always operated within its
budget. And I'm overwhelmed by the
support it has been given by the
The community appreciates Lillie
Struble In February, 1969, after 28
years as president of the Annville
Free Library Association, she was
honored by the laycees at a
testimonial dinner. In part, the cita-
tion said, "Her determination and
tenacity generated the enthusiasm
which resulted in the handsome
building which stands on Main Street
today— The Annville Free Library,"
In 1952, Lillie was asked to establish
the first LVC book store. She ran it for
15 years. At first, to avoid competi-
tion with an Annville merchant, she
could sell only text books. Then she
gradually branched out with other
items needed by college students.
Her most embarrasing purchase, she
remembers, was long red underwear.
The salesman had said they were "all
the rage with college students" Lillie
said, "I bought one dozen. And it
took years to get rid of them."
In 1949, George had become chair-
man of the LVC English department.
In summers, he continued to hone his
language skills. He studied French at
Laval University in Quebec, and. with
Lillie, studied French at the Univer-
sities of Neuchatel and Lausanne in
Switzerland and German at the
University of Innsbruch in the
Tyrolean Alps. They shared their
learning by establishing the LVC
French Club in 1953.
A true scholar. Dr. Struble ex-
panded his achievements during his
years at LVC. In 1954, he was asked to
join the staff of a Temple University
program offering graduate study for
teachers. He gained international
recognition in 1964, when he was in-
vited to read a paper before the In-
ternational Association of Language
and Literature in Liege, Belgium. In
1973, he appeared before the same
group in Ottawa, Canada.
The Strubles' two children carry on
the family tradition of scholarship. Dr.
George W. Struble, a mathematician,
is head of the Computer Science
department at Willamette University
in Oregon. Trygve Struble Freed
earned a Master's degree in French
Literature, (Her husband, a physicist,
is assistant dean of the School of
Science at Penn State University.)
Their parents fostered in both of
them traits beyond formal
education— a love of music and the
outdoors and, above all. a pioneer
spirit of adventure.
Dr. Struble retired from the active
faculty in 1970, but he continued to
teach at least one course until 1984.
His lectures were popular with the
students. He became well known for
his use of the magazine Time.
especially in his Word Study course.
"English is not a dead language," he
said, "It is constantly changing. And
77me magazine reflects that change."
He no longer teaches, but he con-
tinues to study. This semester he at-
tends a 9:30 a.m. German class at the
College. And Lillie keeps a regular
schedule at the Annville Free Library.
They built, they nurtured, they planted—
and now they tend their garden.
Edna Carmean has served the LVC
community in many ways-
including posts as secretary to the
director of the Conservatory,
secretary to the director of admis-
sions and assistant in the public
relations office. She is the author
of several books including The
Blue Eyed Six and Sandusky
Brown, and continues to remain
actively involved with LVC events.
Leadership Builds an
Avenue to the Future
(Top) President Arthur L. Peterson presents the
1986 Founders Day Award to leffrey I. Burdge, chair-
man and chief executive officer of Harsco
L. lones, 1986 Founders Day
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On February 25, Jeffrey I. Burdge received Lebanon
Valley College's annual Founders Day Award given, as
the inscription states, "For unselfish and unusual com-
munity service in founding avenues leading to the
That inscription is an apt one for "The Leadership
College," because those who create our avenues to the
future— the trail-blazers— demonstrate exceptional
Burdge, chairman and chief executive officer at
Harsco Corporation in Camp Hill, is a community
leader who has blazed many trails of service. In addi-
tion to his long career at Harsco— starting in 1953 as an
auditor in the company's Heckett Division in Butler and
making a steady climb to his current position— Burdge
serves in corporate directorships on seven local and
state boards. His community involvement includes a
wide range of interests: Harrisburg's Polyclinic Medical
Center and YMCA. the Pennsylvania Chamber of Com-
merce, Goodwill Industries, Pennsylvanians for Effec-
tive Government, and the Capitol Campus of the Penn-
sylvania State University.
President Arthur L. Peterson said of Burdge at the
ceremony, "Mr. Burdge continues to work unceasingly
for others. Volunteering his time to serve as chairman
of the Professional Activities Committee at Harrisburg
Polyclinic Medical Center, he ensures smooth opera-
tion of a constructive, caring institution. Lending his
leadership to a fund drive for Goodwill Industries, he
stands as a beacon to the lost and lonely. Sharing his
expertise with other businessmen as chairman of the
Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce, he assures a
bright future for the leaders of tomorrow."
The speaker for Founders Day 1986, Clifford L. lones,
also has been a trail-blazer on the state level. President
of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce since
1983, (ones has served the state in three cabinet posts,
as chairman of the Republic State Committee, and as a
member of the Pennsylvania Public Utility
lones launched his public service career as executive
director of the Lawrence County Council of the Boy
Scouts of America in 1951. Prior to joining state
government, he served in the laycees, two chambers of
commerce, and CAN-DO, Inc., a non-profit industrial
In 1963, he was named deputy secretary of Com-
merce for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; in 1967,
he was named secretary of that department. He also
served the state as secretary of the Department of
Labor and Industry and secretary of the Department of
In his speech, "The Corporation and the Community,"
lones commented on the problems of today's corpora-
tions as well as the needs and expectations of their
communities. "The corporation and the community
really need each other," he said. "It all comes down to
one factor: people."
EMTs at LVC:
Double Duty for Annville
and the Campus
by Jody Rathgeb
Paramedic leff Ongnano "If it's a life-threatening situation, you're
going to go"
You can identify them by their pagers. Spot the pager
hanging from a belt or attached to a textbook, and
you've spotted someone who might some day save
your life. Indeed, that is how they recognize each other
They are Lebanon Valley College students who volun-
teer to work with the Emergency Medical Services
System in Lebanon County. Some are emergency
medical technicians; two are paramedics; others are tak-
ing classes to earn EMT status. All are members of an
informal, loosely-organized, and unofficial campus ser-
vice group providing a vital service to the community of
Students who become involved with the fire company
and ambulance service at Union Hose Company in
Annville do so through their own informal networking.
If they have done first-aid work in their home towns,
they start asking questions about ambulance running as
soon as they arrive on campus. Or they may become in-
terested by talking with other LVC students already
working with Union Hose Company. Stacie Micheel, for
example, a sophomore from King of Prussia, Penn-
sylvania, noticed certain students wearing pagers and
inquired about it. "1 started talking with people who
directed me to Jeff Cirignano, and he got me the ap-
plication," she explains. Cirignano, a senior from Saddle
Brook, New Jersey, is a paramedic for both Union Hose
and Palmyra's Emergency Medical Services.
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Other students entered this unofficial service group
through much the same method. All it takes to "belong,"
they say. is sincere interest in helping others and a will-
ingness to add EMT courses to their regular college
The students who "run" do so for a variety of reasons;
sometimes, even they are unable to explain themselves
beyond a shrug and the comment, "It helps people."
Certainly, some plan on a medical-related career:
Cirignano and Rhea Lippe hope to work as medics
when they graduate from LVC and Micheel will apply to
medical schools. But not all: Geoff Howson is a
psychology major, and religion major Keith Littlewood
plans on seminary after college.
Perhaps Littlewood states the reasoning most simply
when he says. "You get to help people when they need
it the most."
It may sound simple, but it's not. What happens when
you are just sitting down to take an exam, and a "Code
Blue" call comes in? How can you balance studying for
your own future with the idea of helping someone else
who may not have any future at all? And how do you
explain to an unsympathetic professor that your "class
cutting" saved a life?
"For the most part, the professors understand." says
Cirignano. "Many of them live in Annville, so they know
that some day it may be their own family that needs
help. And if you make an effort to keep up with the
work you've missed, they'll help."
While each student approaches the problem of miss-
ing classes for ambulance runs in his or her own way, as
a group they have created their own unwritten code of
"At the beginning of the semester, 1 talk with my
teachers to ask them if I can go to calls, and I've never
had one who said I couldn't," says Howson, a senior
from Red Bank. New Jersey "Of course, I would stay for
an exam and turn my pager off."
Micheel uses the same sort of judgment. "If the call is
for a routine transport (taking a non-emergency patient
to the hospital), I'm not going to miss class," she says.
"But if it's an emergency call, I'm more likely to make
the call than go to class."
"If you've already missed a number of classes, you
dread the thought of missing more," notes Cirignano.
"But if it's a life-threatening situation, you're going to
Part of the balance and judgment is making sure that
the patient is getting care from someone. Lippe. an allied
health services major from Piscataway, New lersey, ex-
plains by describing her own situation: "at one point in
the semester, I knew I had to buckle down for classes,
and during finals I missed three calls. But I knew that the
calls were being taken care of, so it didn't bother me too
Another difficulty in being a student/ambulance atten-
dant is trying to keep up with two different sets of
classes: LVC's and the state certification courses for
emergency medical technicians. The core of training for
ambulance personnel is an EMT course of 100 to 110
hours offered at the Lebanon County Vo-Tech School.
Union Hose Company sponsors those interested in the
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class and offers its own seminars which provide training
aside from the actual certification.
This means that the students are spending a great deal
of time in classes for which they receive no college
credit. Occasionally, their inability to receive academic
credit bothers them. "My EMT training is six hours a
week," says Littlewood, a junior from Roxbury, New
lersey, "That's twice as much time as a college course.
yet I am not allowed to receive credit even if it is a state-
certified course. It doesn't make sense."
Nevertheless, not one of the students would give up
the volunteer work. For them, such things as credits and
cuts become petty in the face of real danger. They're in
it not for a grade, but to help others.
"It's a personal challenge, but it's even more worth-
while than that." says Cingnano "And it has its rewarding
moments that make up for the ones that are not so
rewarding. Some people look at us and think that we
just like to drive fast and get through traffic, but if
anyone is in it for that, they're not going to last long."
"You don't hear praise too often," adds Lippe. "When
you do hear it, it's sometimes second- or third-hand."
"A lot of people think that what I do is gross, and they
say they wouldn't be able to do it." says Micheel. "But
I'd rather be there to help."
,'im Bohr, president of Union Hose Company, is among
those who appreciate the students who want to be
there. "We're glad to have them, because we have never
had more than enough volunteers." he says. The fire
company particularly relies on the students during the
day, when many volunteers cannot leave their employ-
ment. "We follow a duty roster that puts each volunteer
on duty about every fifth night. Without the college
students, a person would go on duty every fourth night."
Bohr understands, however, the realities of a college
student's life. "When they go home for vacations, we
have to readjust the schedule," he notes. "But we
understand. Sometimes, I'm the one who has to remind
them that they're in Annville because they're students at
LVC We appreciate them, but we know why they're here
in the first place."
The good will is mutual. Says Lippe. "It's a good group
of people in Annville. Often, you get a'lot of cynicism
among ambulance people. Here, they're not cliquish,
and people are willing to help you with your training.
You don't find that in many places."
How is it that these students— of diverse majors, and
none from Lebanon county— have become so much a
part of the Annville community?
In answer, Cirignano points to the letterhead for the
Emergency Health Services Federation. At the bottom,
it reads, "The bottom line is patient care."
Union Hose Company volunteers: Rhea Lippe. Stacie Micheel. leff
Cirignano and Keith Littlewood
guided by good will.
College employees help care
for the area's needy
by M.A. Weister
A recession hit Lebanon County in 1983 when several
area businesses closed. The unemployment rate sud-
denly grew, the number of homeless dramatically in-
creased, and, for the first time, a high number of single-
parent families demanded attention.
It wasn't long before members of Lebanon's social ser-
vice agencies received increased requests for basic
needs — clothing, homes and food. Members from
each of the groups began meeting to discuss possible
ways to help Lebanon's needy population. During those
discussions, the idea arose for a program that would
provide one free, hot meal per day to anyone who
For the idea to work, however, start-up money, meal
sites, and volunteers were needed. The task force
turned to the Lebanon County Christian Ministries for
help in carrying out the plan. Together, LCCM and the
Salvation Army held the first free meal, unsure if anyone
would show up. Many did.
LVC employees played an important role in helping to
start the successful meal program.
"From the start the campus has been willing to con-
tribute money and time," said Dr. lim Scott, professor of
German, and current coordinator of campus efforts,
"and the inspiration is simply the desire to help out
others who are having a rough time."
Dr. Leon Markowicz, professor of English, coordinated
the initial campus efforts, urging LVC staff and faculty
members to raise $800 for food and other necessary
start-up supplies. Markowicz also recruited the initial
team of volunteers to cook and serve meals.
Now. three years later, LVC volunteers still take their
turn in the kitchen once a month, mostly on Saturdays
or Sundays when the churches or other volunteer
groups are holding services.
Sylvia Lehman, LCCM's coordinator of the Free Noon
Meals Program, visits each meal site each day.
"1 keep an eye out for which food goes over well," said
Lehman, "and the College's Shepherd's Pie is a big
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LVC volunteers are only part of a growing list of those
donating their time to the successful free meals pro-
gram; the roster of just fourteen groups three years ago
has blossomed into approximately 60 churches, as well
as the College the Beth-Israel Synagogue-Center, the
Lebanon Catholic High School and the Salvation Army.
"This is the most unusual program of its kind that I've
come in contact with,'' said Elizabeth Greer, executive
director of LCCM, "because we use a different location
every day and the groups take turns using each other's
facilities without conflicts."
Howard L. Applegate, vice president, dean of continu-
ing education and free meal volunteer, notes that many
involved with the program wish they could do more.
Some find it hard to cope with the obvious difficulties
of the poor or homeless, but realize what their gift of
Indeed, the need for the Free Noon Meals Program
continues. To date, the program serves about 4000
people per month, reports Greer.
LVC students, too, have become aware of the free
meals program and want to help. This year, money
made from Alpha Phi Omega's (APO) and Gamma
Sigma Sigma's (GSS) "Helping Hands" yearly fund-raiser
will be donated to LCCM.
"LCCM does an incredible job." said Applegate.
"without them this program wouldn't exist."
by Jody Rathgeb
Ask a question, get an answer: it's one of the most basic
forms of education— one that can get lost in the shuffle
of computer print-outs, complicated theory, and
sophisticated testing procedures.
Yet it was the simple, straightforward question-answer
method that spawned the development of a Master of
Business Administration degree at Lebanon Valley
The question, from the Lebanon Valley Chamber of
Commerce, was: Would it be possible to get an MBA
program in Lebanon County? The eventual answer, from
Lebanon Valley College: Yes, and it will be offered right
here in Annville.
"An overwhelming majority of the respondents
(91.3%) favor the development of an MBA pro-
gram in the Lebanon County area'.'
— LVCC Survey of Businessmen
Of course, the actual development of the current
cooperative program between The Philadelphia College
of Textiles and Science and Lebanon Valley College
wasn't quite so simple. After a Chamber of Commerce
survey determined that both interest and potential
students existed, it was up to Lebanon Valley College to
explore the alternatives.
"The Colleges involvement has been one of response
to community needs'.'
vice president and dean
of continuing education. LVC
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Dr. Richard Reed, former dean of the faculty, began
looking for a suitable program that could be offered on
the LVC campus. The many considerations involved in
the search included quality price, and the needs of
potential Lebanon County MBA students.
Meanwhile, the College and the community both had
to prove their commitment to a cooperative program.
Certain materials were needed in the library, for exam-
ple, and funds were needed to provide them.
'"We were asked to show our commitment, and we
did. The business community raised almost
$10,000 to provide money for resource materials.
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
Area corporations were certainly willing to make an in-
vestment in the futures of their executives. Through the
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce, the following
investors were found: ALCOA, American Bank and Trust
Company, Boscov's. Butler Manufacturing Company,
Cleaver Brooks division of AquaChem, Dauphin
Deposit Bank and Trust Company, Farmers Trust Com-
pany, General Electric Company, Hershey Foods Cor-
poration, Lebanon Area Personnel Associates, Lebanon
County Bankers Association, Lebanon Valley Chamber
of Commerce, Lebanon Valley Offset, Palmyra In-
dustries, Peoples National Bank, and Sterling Drug, Inc.
"Throughout the process, there was an excellent
working relationship between LVC and the Chamber.
Our only problem was one of persistence'.'
Finding a partner school was by far the most com-
plicated part of the process. Based on the results of the
Chamber's survey, the College was determined to offer
an executive MBA program; that is, one designed for
those working full time.
"There's something to be gained from a classroom
full of people who are working'.'
— Don Bixler,
MBA student and financial analyst,
Hershey Foods Corporation
The difference between an executive MBA program
and one designed for full-time students goes beyond
class scheduling times. Professors in the executive MBA
program realize that their students represent a pool of
experience, and the astute professor draws on that ex-
perience in the classroom. In a sense each student is a
teacher to the others.
"There's a difference in teaching graduate students
and undergraduate students. You're there for a dif-
MBA student and manager.
Parts Department. Cleaver Brooks
The executive MBA program also shows a sensitivity
for the busy older student, who often has to juggle
school, job and family in a complicated lifestyle. This
does not mean it's an "easy" program— but it is flexible.
The "suitable partner" was at last found in The
Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science. Textile had
been offering an executive MBA program since 1976 at
its East Falls campus, and the school had already
become involved in offering classes at a distance by
scheduling the MBA course in Bucks County as well.
Textile had both the quality and the type of program
needed in Lebanon County.
"When The Valley started talking seriously about
an MBA program. I decided to go with it'.'
As soon as the two colleges reached an agreement,
the plans for an MBA at LVC moved ahead rapidly, and
classes began in the summer of 1985. The first students
who enrolled were those who either had been search-
ing for an appropriate and convenient program, or who
were already enrolled in a program they found
Tom Cusak. vice president for finance at Lebanon
Valley Offset, who holds the distinction of being the
very first person in the new program, notes that he saw
convenience as a prime factor in his choice of pro-
grams. When he received a Chamber newsletter an-
nouncing the MBA, he had been on the verge of
enrolling in a program that would have required much
traveling. Others were attracted by the content of the
program: both Don Bixler, a financial analyst with Her-
shey Foods Corporation, and Angela Shutty, a tax ac-
countant for Rite-Aid Corporation, had been dissatisfied
with another school's program.
"This \program\ seems to be more in tune with
people who are working'.'
"Textile has more options for specialization'.'
MBA student and tax accountant.
What students seem to like about the MBA program at
LVC corresponds with the reasoning behind an
executive MBA: the classes fit their busy work
schedules, the professors from Textile recognize and
use the students' experience, and there is flexibility.
"I'm willing to recognize that it's a growing
MBA student and vice president for finances,
Lebanon Valley Offset
"I have faith in the system."
There were, however, a few inevitable "bumps" at the
beginning of the journey. It takes time to establish effi-
cient communication links between faculty members
and administrators at two separate institutions. The
number of details to be coordinated is amazing. Yet, as
each semester goes by, students enrolled in the pro-
gram are finding a smoother ride in their travels to
Master of Business Administration degrees.
"We're now drawing heavily in Lancaster and
Dauphin counties. People are drawn by the pro-
The future, too, looks bright. The MBA program at
Lebanon Valley College is gaining a good reputation as
it serves the needs of both businesses and individuals.
It provides an answer to the questions of many.
MBA "pioneers' in G300— Managerial Marketing, the program's first class,
are, from left, Thanh Chau Vo: William Toner: Creighton Frampton, former
director of the program: Deborah Fullam: Donald Bixler: and Thomas
Cusak. Current classes average 2 5 students.
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Brings LVC and
"let me sing of the sacred duty of favors
Of doing them with no doubt in the heart
Favors for family and neighbors first
Who might be anyone, this world is so magic
College kids short on money and sense
Like any other kids, like you were once'.'
—from "Hot Dogs"
An Introduction to the Citizens
of Annville, Pennsylvania
>85, was a special day in the
residents and also for the
Sunday, December 15, 1
lives of many Annville
A publication party was held in the Little Theater,
bringing together more than 200 community members
with campus faculty, staff, and students to celebrate the
publishing of Porches: An Introduction to the Citizens of Ann-
ville. Pennsylvania by Philip A. Billings, professor of
English, and Annville artist Dan Massad.
It was Billings' conversation with local residents that
formed the basis of the twelve free-verse poems con-
tained in the book, and Massad took those occasions to
do pencil portraits.
During the December 15 celebration, Billings, his wife
Sue, and Massad, read several poems; those who pro-
vided material for the book enjoyed first listening and
then signing autographs.
"The event turned out well," said |im Scott, professor
of German, "and it was a great boost for College and
Billings' poems depict the lives of 15 Annville
residents, ages 74 to 88. At least two of those citizens
are familiar to many LVC alumni: George Struble, long
time professor of English and former chairman of the
department, and "Hot Dog" Frank Aftosmes. a well-
known restaurateur and colorful Annville character.
Struble and Aftosmes, along with Fannie Light, Addie
Miller, Helen Mover, and all the others, have lived most
of their lives in Annville. They have shared difficult
times, most specifically the Depression, and most recall
sitting outside on their porches during their younger
days to visit with friends walking by. Each poem reveals
how the subject dealt with his or her life. Some show
mostly pain and bitterness, while others are proud and
philosophical about adversity. Some show a great sense
(Topi Author Philip A. Billings (Bottom) Artist Dan Massad
"The book not only shows the lives and faces of these people'.' Billings
notes, "but it also, indirectly gives a picture of the life of Annville in this
century. "\n addition to being poetry, the pieces are also oral history and
self portraits, and all together they read something like a novel'.'
For your copy of Porches: An Introduction to the Citizens of Ann-
ville. Pennsylvania, send $10.00 (book price) plus Sl.00 (postage) to:
Professor Philip Billings. English Department, Lebanon Valley Col-
lege. Annville, PA 17003. Please include your return address with zip
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appoit tme ts
At the beginning of the spring
semester, the departments of Religion
and Philosophy were consolidated.
Donald E. Byrne. |r.. professor of
religion, was named chairman of the
new department. The College will
continue to offer two distinct majors
to its students.
Folland Presents Paper
In February. Sherman T. Folland, assis-
tant professor of economics,
presented a paper. "Advertising by
Physicians: Behavior and Attitudes," at
a seminar held at Oakland University,
Tom Delivers Lecture
C. F. Joseph Tom, professor of
economics, delivered a lecture. "Na-
tional Budget: Facts and Fiction" as
part of the 1985 Lebanon Valley
College-Cornwall Manor Lecture
Series in October.
on Ancient Writings
Voorhis C. Cantrell. professor of
religion and Greek, presented a lec-
ture, "Ancient Writings: Cuneiform
Tablets. Scrolls and Books," to the
regional meeting of Biblical ar-
chaeologists at the Evangelical School
of Theology, Myerstown, Penn-
sylvania. The lecture included a slide
presentation of the newly-discovered
Ebla tablets in Syria. Dead Sea Scrolls,
and the Nag Hammadi Gnostic Chris-
tian books found in Egypt.
Lectures in Orient
In lanuary, Elizabeth K. Weisburger,
president of the Board of Trustees,
lectured in Tokyo and Bangkok on
"Chemical Carcinogenesis— some Oc-
cupational and Life Style Factors."
in House Remarks
The Congressional Record recently
published remarks on "Leadership at
Lebanon Valley College" made by the
Honorable Robert S. Walker of Penn-
sylvania in the House of Representa-
The article praises the educational
system and accomplishments at LVC,
particularly noting the college's
pioneering commitment to leadership.
In his remarks, Walker describes the
four-tiered leadership development
program and states, "Lebanon Valley
College is the only college in the na-
tion offering this total community ap-
proach to leadership development. It
is an approach that bodes well for the
future not only of the college itself,
but the community it serves as well."
Reprints of Rep. Walker's remarks in
their entirety are available by writing
to LVC Alumni Relations. Lebanon
Valley College. Annville PA 17003.
Two papers by Richard D Cornelius,
professor of chemistry and chairman
of the department of chemistry
recently were published in profes-
sional journals. "Kinetics and
Mechanisms of Platinum (ll)-Promoted
Hydrolysis of Inorganic Phosphates."
written in collaboration with Dr.
Ronald Viola at the University of
Akron and Dr. Rathrindra Bose at the
Pittsburgh State University (Kansas),
was published in Inorganic Chemistry.
Another paper by Cornelius, "Student
Use of Computers for Solving Pro-
blems: Tools or Crutches," done in col-
laboration with Dr. Daniel Cabrol and
Dr. Claude Cachet at the Universite de
Nice, was published in the }ournal of
Roger D Carlson, associate professor
of psychology, wrote a critique of the
Comprehensive Development Evalua-
tion Chart developed by a team at the
El Paso Rehabilitation Center.
Carlson's critique was published in Test
Critiques. Vol. Ill by Keyser and
Sweetland (Test Corp. of America,
Tom's Paper Published
C. F. Joseph Tom, professor of
economics, wrote a paper. "Money
Demand Deposits Creation, and the
Hicksian-Keynesian Model with
BASIC." which was published in the
1984 issue of the Proceedings of the An-
nual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Conference
Folland s Study
Sherman T Folland, assistant pro-
fessor of economics, wrote a paper,
"Health Care Needs. Economics and
Social Justice," which was published in
the March issue of the International jour-
nal of Social Economics.
Philip G. Morgan, assistant professor
of music, conducted a workshop in
vocal technique for the Ephrata
Church of the Brethren in Ephrata.
Pennsylvania in September.
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Broussard Named as
lames H. Broussard. associate pro-
fessor of history and chairman of the
Department of History, was appointed
as secretary-treasurer of the Society
for Historians of the Early American
Richard A. Iskowitz. associate pro-
fessor of art, won Best of Show in the
black/white category at the 53rd An-
nual Cumberland Valley Photograph-
ers Salon in Hagerstown. Maryland.
Iskowitz won the award for his piece,
In lanuary, |ohn P. Kearney, professor
of English, was a judge at an
American Legion speech contest at
Annville-Cleona High School. Later in
the month. Kearney and two other
members of the English faculty. Dr.
Arthur L. Ford, professor of English
and chairman of the Department of
English, and Glenn H. Woods,
associate professor of English, judged
essays for the Eastern Pennsylvania
and Delaware district of the Optimists.
From left to right (front row) Gary Reesor. Kevin
Meyer. Michael Royer. Pat Eckman. Eric Kratzer
from left to right (back row). Terry Kline, athletic
trainer. Mark Holmes, leff Sitler. Rich Kichman. Ron
Vladyka, Glen Kaiser. Mike Rusen. and Gerald
When LVC's wrestling team beat
Albright College on February 5.
Coach lerry Petrofes achieved a
special victory of his own: it was his
200th coaching win at the Valley, a
feat unapproached by any other LVC
coach in the history of the College.
With typical modesty, Petrofes gives
all the credit of his wrestlers.
When Petrofes came to Lebanon
Valley College for the 1963-64 season,
the previous year's record was 0-9; the
wrestling record now stands at
LVC's Cindy Sladek, a biology and nur-
sing major, set a new LVC cross coun-
try record last fall with a time of 20:42.
A competitive athlete for nine years,
Sladek (shown here with coach Bob
Unger) hopes to run in the 1 (
Development Office Update
Knights Thank Knights
Current Knights of the Valley helped
in the 1985-1986 annual fund
phonathon, raising 12 percent of the
$50,000 goal. But they weren't finish-
ed with fund raising when the
phonathon came to an end. They em-
barked, instead, on a mini-campaign
of their own.
The focus of their campaign, which
closes also on June 30. was Knights
"We did not have a complete record
of our alumni, so we dug out all the
old yearbooks we could find, made a
list and sent letters to all of them," said
Glen M. Bootay '86, current president
of the Knights.
While the money they receive ($340,
so far) is important, the goal they've
set is not monetary: it's for 100 per-
cent participation for the first time in
The Knights, formed in 1941 to pro-
mote campus citizenship, offer an an-
nual academic scholarship, and the
Chuck Maston award, the most
coveted LVC Athletic Award. The
Knights "Hot Dogs of All Nations"
stand has become a traditional delight
at the Spring Arts Festival.
Knights of the Valley alumni are urg-
ed to help update alumni records by
sending name, year of graduation,
current address and phone number to
Alumni Relations, Lebanon Valley Col-
lege, Annville, PA 17003-0501. Don't
forget your contribution for Knight's
Current Knights express a hearty
"thanks" to the following who have
contributed to date:
Edward U. Balsbaugh, )r. '55, David
N. Bosacco '56. D. H. Deck '66. Hiram
E. Fitzgerald '62, Martin L. Gluntz '53,
Mark W. Heberling '53. William H.
Kiick '57. Christopher L. Palmer '83,
Allen Z. Roth 75. William L. Routson
78, Stephen C Scanniello 78. William
D. Shumway 75. Mark T Stout 77, Dr.
Sterling F Strause '52, Robert ]. Taran-
tolo '53, Harry W. Wertsch '68. and
Merle L.Wise '53.
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Class Agents Needed!
Thirty-six alumni have agreed to
serve as class agents for their respec-
tive classes. Twenty-five more are
needed, one for each of the following
years: '26. '28. '32. '34. '37. '38, '40.
'42, '43, '44, '45, '46, '56, '57, '58, '62.
'63, '64, '65. '66, '67, '68, 71, 73, 76.
An 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. breakfast
meeting has been scheduled (ten-
tatively) for Saturday, |une 14 (Alumni
Weekend) for all current class agents
and graduates interested in serving.
Please contact Karen McHenry Gluntz
(717-867-6224) or Kathleen Yorty
Thach (717-867-6223) if you plan to
Time is running out.
Annual Giving Campaign
ends June 30, 1986.
Please consider a gift
Lebanon Valley College.
Make your check
Lebanon Valley College
and send it to:
Lebanon Valley College
Annville, PA 17003-0501
Acting Director Named
Mrs. Kathleen Yorty Thach '85, assis-
tant director of development, on
lanuary 9, 1986 was named acting
director of alumni relations. The
search for a full-time director
It's class reunion-planning time for
those classes with years ending in 1
and 6. If requested by the reunion
chairperson, the alumni services office
will assist your reunion committee in
making arrangements. Please contact
Mrs. Thach at your earliest conve-
nience if you desire assistance.
Nominations for Alumni Associa-
The following nominations have
been made for Alumni Association
Officers to be elected at the annual
business meeting lune 14 (Alumni
Additional nominations may be
presented at the lune 14 meeting.
1986 Annual Fund Campaign Report
(as of lanuary 28, 1986)
(scholarship/financial aid) (other funds)
The campaign ends Monday, lune 30, 1986.
Plan NOW to Attend
Alumni Weekend: June 1 3 , 1 4 and 1 5 :
12:00 noon Registration
5th Annual Golf
6:30 p.m. President's Reception
Quality Inn (Lebanon)
7:30 p.m. Dinner
Mae Fauth Travelogue
Senior Alumni Meeting
Conversation with the
Dr. Arthur L. Peterson
12:15 p.m. Alumni Luncheon
(with faculty as guests)
2:30 p.m. Class Photos and Alumni/
3:30 p.m. Estate Planning Seminar
"A Year in Syria" with Art
and Mary Ellen Ford
lohn Uhl's Audio-Visual
Presentation of LVC
6:30 p.m. Picnic at Kreiderheim/
Class Reunion Dinners
8:30 p.m. Reunion Dance
10:30 a.m. Memorial
11:30 a.m. Brunch
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Wanted: Lenny the Leopard
Lenny the Leopard in his lair in the Allan W Mund
College Center The case has been provided by the
Palmyra Rotary Club
From Sierra Leone, West Africa, to
Lebanon Valley College in small-town
Annville, Pennsylvania, USA, Lenny
the Leopard has led an unusual "life."
Lenny came to LVC after being shot by
Dr. William N. Martin 18 on Mount
Leicester in 1922. (Lenny was charging
Dr. Martin, who was in Africa to
research the "Fears and Superstitions
of Native People" and to establish
science training at Albert Academy.)
Lenny's LVC adventures, if the story
tellers have it straight, may well have
surpassed his African exploits.
Do you have a Lenny the Leopard
story? If so, please send it to the
Alumni Editor. We just might feature
Lenny in a future issue of The Valley.
You can help LVC in many ways.
Financial support is one. An im-
But it takes more than money to
run a college.
We need your time, your talent,
areas of service:
Annual Fund Campaign Volunteer
Class Reunion Committee Member
LVC Regional Club Host or Hostess
Student Recruitment Ambassador
Parents Association Committee
"Write or call:
Mrs. Kathleen Yorty Thach
Lebanon Valley College
Annville, PA 17003-0501
RONALD ROBB 83 and BAR-
BARA EDZENGA ROBB 82 have
been instrumental in securing a
$15,000 gift from the Gibb Founda-
tion. In compliance with the wishes
of the Foundation's directors, the
College has selected a member of
the class of '88 as its first Gibb
Scholar: William Wright of North
Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. Wright,
an actuarial science major, has
achieved a 3.66 out of a possible
4.0 grade point average and works
as a student assistant in the admis-
The Gibb Foundation recently an-
nounced plans to provide a second
$15,000 grant to assist in financing
the education of a member of the
class of '89.
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>r*Q DR " C raym O nd BELL
JLQ> retired from 50 years of
medical practice in Lebanon,
,,5- DR. BRUCE M. METZGER,
J J professor emeritus of New
Testament at Princeton Theological
Seminary, lectured at twelve univer-
sities in South Africa last fall. At the
University of Potchefstroom, he was
awarded an honorary D.Litt. degree.
' "2 Q ETHEL W,LT was recogniz-
JO ed with Red Rose Honors for
her active participation in Delta Kappa
Gamma. Alpha Alpha State. Miss Wilt
is retired from a 38-year teaching
career with the Derry Township
Delta Kappa Gamma Society Interna-
tional is the largest professional
honorary organization in the world
whose primary purpose is the ad-
vancement of education and women
"20 MERLE S BACASTOW was
J y honored recently at a retire-
ment dinner in York. Pennsylvania.
Bacastow was vice president of
Medical Affairs at York Hospital.
fAry DR. DAVID W. GOCKLEY of
T-^ Westport, Connecticut, last
fall became the sixth recipient of
Religion in American Life's (RIAL)
Earle B. Pleasant Interreligious Leader-
ship Award. Gockley received the
award in recognition of his 2 5 years of
service with RIAL, the last 16 years as
chief executive officer.
'A A DOROTHY LANDIS GRAY
T'T - has returned to Arkansas
College, Batesville, Arkansas, after a
year's sabbatical, during which time
she worked with Dallas Opera and
Sarasota Opera, spent time observing
rehearsals at the Glyndebourne
Opera Festival in England, and vaca-
tioned at Mt. Gretna, Pennsylvania.
She is the lean Brown Professor of
Music, an endowed professorship, at
'A ft DAV| D P. SHEETZ has been
40 elected a senior vice presi-
dent of The Dow Chemical Company
and will assume new responsibilities
as the company's chief scientist.
Dow's president and chief executive
officer, Paul F. Oreffice, says, "Scientific
excellence drives our company, and in
today's increasingly complex technical
environment, the creation of this
critical new position will give Dave
Sheetz the responsiblity for ensuring
that our technical proficiency remains
at the highest level.''
Sheetz also will represent the com-
pany to the scientific community in in-
dustry, government and academia.
Sheetz has received numerous pro-
motions since 1952 when he joined
Dow as a research chemist. He serves
as a member of the investment policy
and public interest committees of the
board of directors, and as a member
of the management committee of the
Sheetz holds 27 U.S. patents, is a
fellow of The American Institute of
Chemists and is a member of the
American Chemical Society
processing network in Armstrong
World Industries' Business Information
tE(\ NAN E - URICH retired last
!?vl year from 35 years of
employment at Borg-Wamer in York,
Pennsylvania. Urich says she keeps
busy tutoring and "watching LVC
,j-^ DR. ALLEN H. HEIM,
J J Nashville, Tennessee, recently
was appointed Director of Sponsored
Research at Vanderbilt University
School of Medicine.
, - - JOSEPH L. GORSHIN has
J J been named manager of the
corporate data center and tele-
HOWIE LANDA was inducted into
the National lunior College Athletic
Association Basketball Hall of Fame.
Landa has served for 19 years as head
basketball coach at Mercer County
(New lersey) Community College.
DR. LENWOOD B. WERT, Lans
downe, Pennsylvania, has been
elected to serve a two-year term on
the board of trustees of the Penn-
sylvania Osteopathic Medical Associa-
tion (POMA). Wert is a member of the
medical staff of Haverford Community
Hospital, the Osteopathic Medical
Center of Philadelphia, and
Metropolitan Hospital Springfield
Division, where he is vice chairman of
the department of general practice
and secretary of the medical staff.
, - — R. LEE KUNKEL is the new
5 / owner of The Boyce Heating
and Air Conditioning Company in
York. Pennsylvania. He purchased the
business from Ruppert Hollensteiner
who owned and operated the com-
pany since 1954.
LARRY L. ZIEGLER, corporate con-
troller for Kunzler & Company, Inc.,
Lancaster, Pennsylvania was elected to
the board of trustees of the Indepen-
dent Packing Houses Industry and
Union Pension Plan. Ziegler has been
Kunzler's corporate con-
troller/secretary for 13 years and
serves as secretary and director on
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Kunzler's board of directors. He is
secretary of the Central Pennsylvania
Chapter of the Financial Executives In-
stitute and is a member of the Na-
tional Association of Accountants.
,j-Q JACK STEARNS is currently
J%j director of Life Enrichment
Centers, Methodist Health Systems,
Inc. in Memphis Tennessee; diplomate
for the American Association of
Pastoral Counselors; clinical member
of the American Association of Mar-
riage and Family therapists; fellow in
the College of Chaplains, the
American Protestant Hospital Associa-
tion; and supervisor of the Associa-
tion for Clinical Pastoral Education.
, — q NEIL AHARRAH, last fall
5/ was named an "exemplary
educator for science" by the board of
education of Passaic Valley Regional
High School, where he has been assis-
tant football coach and science
teacher for 2 5 years.
'A1 D T 'TOW WINTER has
O 1 retired from the U.S. Marine
Corps as a lieutenant colonel and has
opened an accounting and tax service
in Caruthersville, Missouri.
, • ry DR. ROBERT L. HABIG has
O^ been elected to the office of
president-elect of the American
Association for Clinical Chemistry for
1986 and will become president in
Habig, currently associate director of
hospital laboratories at Duke Universi-
ty Medical Center and assistant pro-
fessor of pathology in the School of
Medicine, is married to the former
Arbelyn Fox '63 of Lebanon. They
have two children, Alan, a sophomore
at Appalachian State University, and
Valerie, a ninth grader in the Durham
'A 5 DR. GEORGE R. PLITNIK,
O^ professor of physics at
Frostburg State College, Frostburg,
Maryland, recently received a travel
grant to present a paper titled "A New
Method for the Measurement of
Acoustic Impedance and Its Applica-
tion to Musical Instrument Research"
at the Acoustical Society of America
meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.
'A/1 CHARLES ALLWEIN, owner
04 of the ligger Shop in Mount
Gretna, Pennsylvania, was featured in
an article in the Wilmington, Delaware,
News ]oumal. In the article. Associated
Press writer Tom Knapp captured the
charm of the old-time ice-cream
parlor purchased by Allwein while he
was an LVC student. In addition to
managing The ligger Shop. Allwein
teaches biology and chairs the
science department at Middletown
,• - DOROTHY HUDSON ROB-
O J SON is teaching music in the
Hancock (Vermont) schools and serv-
ed recently as music director for the
White River Valley Players production
DR. WILLIAM M. SCOVELL, a pro
fessor of chemistry at Bowling Green
State University, will edit a new feature
to appear in the nationally-distributed,
20.000 circulation journal of Chemical
The feature, "Concepts in Biochem-
istry," will appear regularly in the mon-
thly journal, which emphasizes the
teaching of chemistry and is intended
for professors and undergraduate
students. In addition to this new
writing venture, Scovell has written
reviews for professional journals and
has critiqued manuscripts for new
, • q BILL CAMPBELL was pro-
O/ moted to the position of
supervisory mathematician with the
U.S. Navy Fleet Material Support Of-
fice in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.
"7f\ ,AMES R BIERY is the Penn
/ vl sylvania Banker Association's
new vice president for government
, — - ry JANET SMITH co-authored
/ Jm an article. "Dealing with
'Fallout' from Inpatient Group
Psychotherapy," which was published
in the November 1985 issue of Small
Group Behavior. Smith also recently was
appointed assistant director of mental
health nursing at the Medical College
of Pennsylvania/Eastern Pennsylvania
Psychiatric Institute, Philadelphia,
TANYA S. WAGNER became vice
president for nursing services at the
Faulkner Hospital in Boston. Wagner
will direct the activities of 378 nurses
and patient care staff at the hospital.
Previously, she served as vice presi-
dent for nursing services at Newport
Hospital in Rhode Island and. while
assistant executive director of Beaver
County Medical Center, pioneered the
growth and restructuring of three
hospitals into a medical complex.
Wagner has been the recipient of
multiple state and national awards, in-
cluding the Outstanding Young
Woman in America Community
Achievement Award and the Hospital
Association of Pennsylvania Award for
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fF m ry DR. GREG ). DETWEILER
/ j received the Doctor of
Musical Arts degree in lune 1985 from
the University of Illinois. His doctoral
dissertation was on the choral music
of Elliott Carter.
Detweiler is presently director of
choral activities and professor of con-
ducting, voice and music education at
Idaho State University.
,— - CHESTER a MOSTELLER,
/ J senior vice president of Meri-
dian Bank, has been named head of
Meridian's human resources area
Mosteller joined American Bank in
1976 as a management trainee.
, — y JAN CAMPBELL CRAVER
/ O has been elected assistant
vice president in the control group of
Wachovia Bank and Trust in Winston-
Salem, North Carolina. Craver, who
joined Wachovia in 1979, is a senior
,__ LINDA WEAVER BLAIR is
/ / employed in the department
of historical sound recordings in the
Yale University libraries. She also
serves as curriculum consultant and
adjunct faculty member of New
Hampshire College in the field of
adult education and development.
ROBERT C. SHOEMAKER has been
named manager of the newly-opened
Christiana branch of the Bank of Lan-
caster County. Shoemaker will con-
tinue with his current management
responsibilities at the bank's Quarry-
"78 STEPHEN p SPASEFF
/ O passed with superior perfor-
mance the Masters Comprehensive
Exam and received his M.S. degree in
Computer Science from George
Washington University. Spaseff also
has been promoted and transferred
within American Telephone and
Telegraph Communications to the
Piscataway New lersey office.
"7Q LORRAINE HEITEFUSS
/ y BARRY has been awarded
the professional insurance designa-
tion Chartered Property Casualty
Underwriter (CPCU). Barry is owner
and commercial lines manager of
Keckler & Heitefuss Insurance in Her-
'OH MICHAEL ' GARNIER, a
Oil graduate of the Marshall-
Wythe School of Law, College of
William and Mary in Williamsburg,
Virginia, passed the Virginia Bar Exam
and is an associate with the lean-
Pierre Gamier law firm in Falls Church.
CHRIS HERNDON is head teacher at
Springfield Estates School-Age Child
Care Center in Springfield, Virginia.
KAREN RITTLE WAGNER received
the Masters in Elementary Education
degree from Millersville University.
Ol author, with Professor
William H. Saunders. |r. of the Univer-
sity of Rochester, of a paper on
stereochemistry, which appeared
recently in the \oumal of the American
MICHAEL J. VAN DUREN, a fourth
year student at the University of Pitts-
burgh School of Medicine and a can-
didate for postgraduate training in
family medicine, has been named the
recipient of the Allegheny County
Medical Society 1986 medical student
award. The award is given in recogni-
tion of outstanding academic ability,
personal traits and extracurricular
During his undergraduate years, Van
Duren, a dual citizen of the United
States and the Netherlands, served as
Pierce Getz tries out the new positiv organ that was
purchased through the Reverend loseph H Miller
Memorial Organ Fund
'ftfl DEBORAH MILLER and
OU her mother. Virginia Miller, in
the summer of 1985, established a
fund in memory of Deborah's late
father, The Reverend loseph H. Miller.
Through the generosity of family
members and friends, sufficient con-
tributions have been made to the
Reverend Joseph H. Miller Memorial
Organ fund for the purchase of a
positiv organ, a portable instrument
designed especially for the playing of
early literature, most particularly in
combination with chamber orchestra.
The single-manual instrument with
four stops and two hundred pipes was
built by the Brunzema organ firm of
Fergus, Ontario, Canada, and was
delivered to the College in time for
use in the December 1 5 performance
by the Lebanon Valley College Alumni
Chorale in concert with chamber
Pierce Getz, Deborah's major instruc-
tor at LVC, says, "The addition of this
instrument significantly enhances the
performing facilities of the music
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an ambulance crew member for the
local fire department and completed
a mission trip to medical clinics and
hospitals in Haiti. Following gradua-
tion, he returned to the Netherlands
to study at the University of
Nymegem Department of Medicine.
He applied and was accepted to enter
Pitt's medical program in the fall of
Van Duren will study medicine in
Kenya, East Africa as the recipient of a
Reader's Digest International Fellow-
'&1 DARLENE M'LLER HEIN is
O^ teaching elementary vocal
music in the Lancaster (Pennsylvania)
School District and is serving as choir
director for the First United Church of
Christ in Hamburg. Pennsylvania.
TIMOTHY LONG has been pro
moted from loan administrator to loan
officer of the Commerce Bank located
on Erford Road in Camp Hill. Long
was branch manager/corporate bank-
ing officer at Penn Savings Bank in
Lancaster County before joining Com-
merce Bank in July of 1985.
Currently enrolled in the MBA-Bank
Administration program at St. loseph's
University in Philadelphia, Long is an
active member of Rotary International
and holds membership in the
American Institute of Banking and the
Fellowship of American Musicians.
EVELYN H. PICKERING is a doctoral
candidate at Rutgers University.
FELICIA SNYDER SUMMY is a
reading specialist in the Newport
(Pennsylvania) School District.
LT PETER A. DONNELLY is
a B-52 navigator with the
4017th Combat Crew Training Squad-
ron, Strategic Air Command, United
States Air Force, Castle Air Force
CHRIS PALMER was promoted from
sales representative to vice president
at the Circle Computer Center in
KEITH W. SWEGER received the
degree of Master of Music from Bowl-
ing Green University and has ac-
cepted the position of instructor of
woodwinds and jazz on the faculty of
Northern State College in Aberdeen,
' ft A ,OHN A ' DAYTON ' a second
54 lieutenant in the United
States Army, recently completed the
infantry officer basic course at Fort
Benning, Georgia, and expects to be
stationed in West Germany this fall.
PATRICIA HOUSEKNECHT TRACY
is serving as a missionary in Malaga
Spain under the auspices of the
Gospel Missionary Union of Kansas
>€%E MICHAEL COBB was
O J recently transferred to
Baltimore, Maryland. He is employed
by United States Lines. Inc.
ALLAN A. DUTTON is teaching
elementary school music in the Penn
Manor School District (Millersville)
MARY L. FOTH is teaching in-
strumental music for the Archdiocese
CLIFFORD LEAMAN has completed
his master of music degree in wood-
wind performance at the University of
Michigan and has accepted a position
as saxophone instructor at Eastern
MARY SEITZ MAMET is teaching
secondary mathematics at Notre
Dame High School in Easton,
THOMAS N. TICE is a staff accoun-
tant for Calvin C. Zehring. Jr., Lebanon,
ALISON C. VERRIER is teaching
fourth grade at St. Mary's Public
Schools in Maryland.
To DONNA LAPP HARDING and
Lyle W. Harding, a son, Grant David,
To Mary A. Wayne and BRIAN D.
WAYNE, a son, Brian lohn (B.J.), on
May 2, 1985.
To 1UD1TH FONKEN GREM and
Philip C. Grem. a son, Timothy
Matthew, on September 4, 1985.
TO ALISON DONEY [ONES and
Michael lones, a son, Benjamin
Michael, on November 5, 1984.
To MAUREEN LEWIS BUCKFELDER
and IOHN IOSEPH BUCKFELDER III
73. a daughter, Kathleen Elizabeth,
on October 5, 1985.
To BETSY BOYD LEATHERS and
DORENS LEATHERS 73, a
daughter, Megan Ruth, on May 9,
To IEAN SCHULTZ ROSS and
Gregory Ross, a daughter, Emily, on
October 21, 1985.
To WENDY SOST HAWES and
WAYNE A. HAWES 77, a son, lohn
Austin, on August 19. 1985.
To LYNN RIST RICHARDS and
STEPHEN RICHARDS 75, a son,
Daniel Kevin, on September 2, 1985.
To CHARLOTTE MACKENSON-
DEAN and Howard Dean, a son,
Max Zimmerman, on May 15, 1985.
To CAROLYN REED SACHS and
STEPHEN W. SACHS, a daughter,
Sarah Spangler, on January 18, 1986.
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To MICHELLE RHEN ALLEN and H.
Vincent Allen II, a daughter, Rachel
Beth, on May 16, 1984.
To KATHLEEN KEEFER HACKMAN
and IEFFREY L. HACKMAN 76, a
son. Daniel Steven, on October 7.
To Ins Lucas and GILLES M. LUCAS
SR., a son, Gilles Marc [r„ on May 11,
To LORI WRIGHT LUTTER and
Timothy A. Lutter. a daughter, Sheri
Lynn, on September 15. 1985.
To ANN HICKS SALLUSTRO and
FRANK SALLUSTRO, a son. Jeffrey
Elijah, on August 2, 1985.
To SUSAN LOVEIOY KOCH and
Kevin L. Koch, a son, loshua Lee, on
October 9, 1984.
ToCAREN LUCHANIN REICHHARD
and Robert E. Reichard, a son,
Robert John, on July 23. 1985.
To CLARA HANSEN LAYSER and
Todd E. Layser, a son. lared Evan, on
December 7, 1984.
To Susan E. Showalter and ROBERT
L. SHOWALTER. a daughter. Emily
Sara, on October 11. 1985.
To Beverly Rothman and SCOTT B.
ROTHMAN. a son. Matthew Aaron.
on lanuary 6, 1986.
To ANDREA JECKEL THERIAULT
and Charles Theriault, a daughter,
Amanda Catherine, on May 12.
To KAREN R1TTLE WAGNER and
Stephen S. Wagner, a daughter,
lennifer Lynn, on November 28,
To SUSAN PURGERT HEWITT and
Thomas A. Hewitt, a son. Benjamin
Patrick, on May 27, 1984 and a
daughter, Kathryn Marie, on October
Catherine H. Cobb and MICHAEL
COBB, a daughter, Megan Elizabeth.
onluly 1, 1985.
Wilbert Kenneth Kimple to
MARILYN GRAVES, December 20,
GREGORY V. ARNOLD, to Beth Ann
Fortna, April 6, 1985.
GREG ). DETWEILER to Rebecca
Finley, March 3, 1985.
Thomas W. Smith, fr. to LINDA RAE
BARNHART October 24. 1984.
Steven Ray Mummert to DIANE L.
FRICK, September 7, 1985 in Milelr
IOHN F BOLLA to Terry Gallina.
lanuary 5, 1985.
LAWRENCE E. SILVERSTEIN to
Deborah A. Russell, October 12,
CRAIG SWINGLE to Ruth lolly, July
4, 1985 in Tomboctou, Mali, West
Lee Begeja to IENNIE A. GIACHERO,
August 31, 1985.
IAMES HAUPT to TARA MYERS '83.
August 23, 1985.
RICHARD R. KOHR |R. to SUSAN
KRETOVICH. Spetember 7. 1985.
Arthur P. Powell to LINDA (LYN)
ZERR, October 26. 1985.
Douglas R. Bolasky to LINDA A.
TYRRELL. July 13. 1985.
BRIAN E.MCSWEENEY to
K1MBERLY D HAUNTON '82. August
Allen Scott Hein to DARLENE M.
MILLER. November 30. 1985.
DAVID A. LIGHT to CAROLE A.
ESHLEMAN '85, |une 22. 1985.
Steven D Limbert to HEIDI L.
WOLFGANG, October 5, 1985.
David B. Reynics to MARY IO
MORAN, May 4, 1985.
TIMOTHY |. SMITH to SARA
WARDELL '85, October 20. 1985.
lames R. Summy to FELECIA H.
SNYDER. November 23. 1985.
RICHARD KOHR, |R. to SUSAN
KRETOVICH '84, September 7, 1985
in Miller Chapel.
CHRISTOPHER L. PALMER to
SUSAN M. THOMPSON '84,
November 2, 1985.
RICHARD BRIAN SALTZER to
KAREN LOUISE LUTZ, September
IOSEPH E. SCHAPPELL to PATRICIA
TROUTMAN '85. November 16.
Ion Warner to IESSICATICE.
November 21, 1985.
STEVEN T WEBER to CATHERINE
C.CLARKE, July 13, 1985.
IOHN A. DAYTON to MICHELLE R.
SMITH, December 28, 1985.
Mark A. Gehres to IEANNETTE R.
HALTERMAN. September 7, 1985.
Ronald A. Hocutt to GAIL D. SHAUB
November 23, 1985.
Mark Tracy to PATRICIA
HOUSEKNECHT July 16, 1985.
TODD S. DELLINGER to Diane K.
Kreider, October 12, 1985.
ALLAN A. DUTTON to |ANE E.
RUPERT. August 17. 1985.
Norbert G. Mamet to MARY LOUISE
SEITZ, August 3. 1985.
MICHAEL D. PLANK to DOROTHY
D GARLING. lune 1. 1985.
lames Russell Summy to FELECIA A.
SNYDER. November 23, 1985.
THOMAS N. T1CE to Shelly L Rhine.
October 26, 1985.
PAUL 1. BOWMAN on April 2, 1985
in Fort Bragg. California.
LOUISE W. YARDLEY on November
MARTHA SCHACH WE1K on
November 4, 1985 in Shillington,
RALPH M. WOOD in Palmyra,
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WADE S. MILLER on October 31.
1985 in Lebanon, Ohio.
VIRGINIA EDWARDS SHAFFER on
May 18, 1985.
MABEL HAFER GELBERT on
November 14. 1985 in Easton,
BENETTA BURRIEI P1ERSOL on Oc-
tober 28, 1985 in Camp Hill,
JANET MILLER STOKES in Get-
IRENE M. DISNEY on October 2,
1985 in Hershey Pennsylvania.
WILLIAM A. EHRGOTTon
November 27, 1985 in Harrisburg,
ARL1NE HECKROTE MOYER on
November 2, 1985 in Endwell, New
C. FREDERICK GRUBER on lanuary
17, 1985 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
HOMER M. BARTHOLD in
Manahawkin, New lersey.
THEODORE KENNETH KARHAN on
November 2, 1985 in Savinsville,
BEATRICE FINK HAUER on
November 23, 1985 in Palm Springs,
ELLEN G. SHAY wife of RALPH
SHAY '42, professor emeritus of
history and assistant dean emeritus,
died on October 26, 1985 in
IOHN E. ZERBE in Valley View,
RALPH T PORTER on February 10:
1985 in Wernersville, Pennsylvania.
RALPH |. QUARRY on November 15.
1985 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.
GEORGE W. SMITH in New York,
BARBARA HODKINSON on lanuary
7, 1985 in Sarasota, Florida.
IAYNE D HOLSINGER on lanuary
26, 1986 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
MAURICE 1. LYONS in a hunting acci-
dent December 1. 1985 in Pottsville,
LINDA ANDERSON in Havre de
Grace, Maryland on lanuary 2 5,
1985, following a lengthy illness. Lin-
da taught children in grades one
through four during her seven years
of teaching. Her LVC classmates plan
to establish a library memorial for
her on the LVC campus.
How Well Do You Know the Campus?
Campus Photo Quiz
How Well Did You Know the Campus?
1. doors of Administration Building
2. light, front door of Laughlin Hall
3. manhole cover between Lynch Gym and
the college center
4 stairs outside the East Dining Room
5 frontispiece. Carnegie Library
6. Miller Chapel window
7. light. Lynch Gym
8. chimney of Maintenance Building
9. Blair Music Center ramp
10 front porch railing of North College
Sibbison sculpture between Lynch Gym
and Garber Science Center
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Ever wish you could be back
in the LVC classroom?
Just for a day or two?
Now, through Alumni College,
you can be!
Alumni College 1986
• Sessions featuring LVC professors from the
disciplines of economics, English, education,
music, religion, art, political science,
sociology, and mathematics
• A discussion led by Dr. lohn A. Hostetler,
professor emeritus of sociology, Temple
University, on the motion picture "Witness",
before and after a screening of the film
• A practical introduction to genealogy by
Ms. Melanie Diebus
• Report on restoring a 1 7 50 Pennsylvania log
house by Ms. Mary Lou Harris
• An LVC Athletics presentation by
Dean Marquette, Coach Monos, and President
Check your mail for an Alumni Weekend/Alumni
College brochure! Or. for more information, contact
Dr. Howard L. Applegate, Dean of Continuing
Education, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA
JUST IN . . .
OF FAME AWARD
Lebanon Valley College senior
Patrick Zlogar has been nominated
as a candidate for the 18th annual
Frances Pomeroy Naismith-
Basketball Hall of Fame Award. The
award is given to the nation's most
outstanding male senior collegian
under six feet.
Zlogar, a senior management ma-
jor at LVC recently became the fif-
teenth member in the history of the
LVC men's basketball team to reach
1000 points. The son of Myrt and
the late Albert Zlogar of
Mechanicsburg, he is a 1982
graduate of Cumberland Valley High
The Frances Pomeroy Naismith-
Basketball Hall of Fame Award was
established in 1969. Recipients are
selected by the National Association
of Basketball Coaches, with criteria
placing special emphasis on
character, leadership, loyalty and all-
around basketball ability.
First "Hot Dog Frank" Award
Lebanon Valley College presented
its first "Hot Dog Frank" Athletic Ser-
vice Award to Dr. lohn H. Eisenhauer
of Lebanon on Saturday, February
1 5 during halftime of the LVC-F&M
men's basketball game in Lynch
Presentation of the award was
made by "Hot Dog Frank" Aftosmes,
a friend of LVC students and athletes
for many years. In 1985, Aftosmes
was honored by the college for his
personal contributions to the LVC
athletic program. The Athletics
Booster Awards Committee in-
stituted the "Hot Dog Frank" award
for individuals who have given
strong support to the program.
For 33 years, Eisenhauer has prac-
ticed dentistry in Lebanon and has
volunteered his time to serve as
team dentist for all LVC athletes.
lohn H. Eisenhauer '50 expresses his sen-
timents as recipient of the first annual "Hot Dog
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On February 15,
Lebanon Valley College
celebrated "Victory Day"
commemorating the retirement
of a $5 million debt on
its Garber Science Center.
Shown above is President Arthur L. Peterson
with Al Murry president of
Lebanon Valley National Bank
"Lebanon Valley College is to be
commended for its financial integrity
in retiring the bonds
two years before
the maturity date."