Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2011 with funding from LYRASIS Members and Sloan Foundation http://www.archive.org/details/valleylebanon311986leba Lebanon Valley Col rege Magazine Spring 1986 The Struble Saga: A Pioneer Spirit of Adventi/re Founders Day 1986 EMTS at LVC: Double Duty for Annville and the Campus LVC'S Shepherds MBA Program Answers A Community's Question v . '•• .'■ ■"*' . -< -^' ~R ! X ; • i iili V '\ \ ■ 'J rrf ~ "4 ft [»-■ ^ a) • " r - 1 ,.-•■•■ ■*■****' V OUCHBS An Introduction to the Citizens of A n nV ulc Pennsylvania Dan Massad Phil Billing? THE \4dley Lebanon Valley College Magazine VOLUME 3. NUMBER 1 Spring 1986 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 7 EMTsatLVC: 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 16 Classnotes 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 executives. At LVC. everyone gets involved, everyone heightens the quality of life in some way. 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 LVC Calendar May 11 June 5-8 11-13 13-15 21-22 30 July 18-20 25-27 August 14-17 September 3 October 3-5 17 18 November 14-16 21-23 December 7 Commencement Summer Dinner Theater - "Lil' Abner" Alumni College Alumni Weekend Friends of Old Annville Antique Show 1Q85-1986 Annual Fund Campaign Ends Summer Dinner Theater: "Annie" 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. The Valley 2 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 born. 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 home. 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 ownership. 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 watered. The Strubles didn't stay long on the Oklahoma farm. Education for George was becoming a series of transplants— Iowa. Oklahoma, Illinois and Kansas. 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 The Valley 3 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 divided skirt." 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 ready fuel. 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 The Valley 4 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 route." 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 from campus. 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. • deceased 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 cookies. 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. The Valley 5 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 community." 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. FOUNDERS DAY 1986 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 Corporation, (Bottoml Clifford speaker L. lones, 1986 Founders Day The Valley 6 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 future.'' That inscription is an apt one for "The Leadership College," because those who create our avenues to the future— the trail-blazers— demonstrate exceptional leadership ability. 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 Commission. 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 development corporation. 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 Environmental Resources. 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 at first. 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 Annville. 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. The Valley 7 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 curricula. 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 ethics. "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 go." 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 much." 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 The Valley 8 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 LVC's Shepherds 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 needed it. 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 favorite." The Valley 9 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 time means. 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." MBA Program Answers a Community's Question 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 College. 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'.' —Howard Applegate, vice president and dean of continuing education. LVC The Valley 10 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. —David Wauls, former president. 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'.' —David Wauls 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- ferent reason'.' —Bill Toner 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'.' —Bill Toner 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 unsatisfactory. 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'.' —Don Bixler "Textile has more options for specialization'.' —Angela Shutty. MBA student and tax accountant. Rite-Aid Corporation 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 program'.' —Tom Cusak. MBA student and vice president for finances, Lebanon Valley Offset "I have faith in the system." —Bill Toner 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- gram's flexibility'.' —Howard Applegate 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. The Valley 11 Campus Update Porches Book Brings LVC and Annville Together "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" Porches: 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 College. 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 community relations." 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 of humor. (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 code. The Valley 12 appoit tme ts Religion, Philosophy Departments Consolidated 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. PRESENTATIONS 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, Rochester. Michigan. 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. Cantrell Speaks 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. Weisburger 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." PUBLICATIONS Representative Praises LVC 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- tives. 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. Cornelius' Papers Published 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 Chemical Education. Carlson's Critique Published 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, 1985). 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 of Economists. Journal Publishes 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. MUSICAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS Morgan Conducts Workshop 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. The Valley 13 HU^N ES Broussard Named as Society's Officer 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 Republic. Iskowitz Receives Photography Award 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, "Sculpture" English Professors Judge Contests 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 Petrofes, coach 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 203-161-5. 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 ( Olympics. 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 Alumni. "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 history. 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 causes. 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. The Valley 14 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 attend. Time is running out. The 1985-1986 Annual Giving Campaign ends June 30, 1986. Please consider a gift to Lebanon Valley College. Make your check payable to Lebanon Valley College and send it to: Development Office Lebanon Valley College Annville, PA 17003-0501 Alumni Relations Update 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 continues. Reunion Time 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- tion Officers The following nominations have been made for Alumni Association Officers to be elected at the annual business meeting lune 14 (Alumni Weekend): President President Elect Vice President Wes Dellinger lohn Metka Betty Criswell Hungerford Additional nominations may be presented at the lune 14 meeting. Development Office Update 1985- 1986 Annual Fund Campaign Report (as of lanuary 28, 1986) Unrestricted Restricted (scholarship/financial aid) (other funds) Pledges $437,724 $439,998 Payments 353,232 435,268 Goal 650.000 350,000 The campaign ends Monday, lune 30, 1986. Plan NOW to Attend Alumni Weekend: June 1 3 , 1 4 and 1 5 : Friday 12:00 noon Registration 5th Annual Golf Tournament 6:30 p.m. President's Reception Quality Inn (Lebanon) 7:30 p.m. Dinner Entertainment Saturday 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00a.m. Breakfast/Class Agent Breakfast Meeting Mae Fauth Travelogue Alumni Ambassadors/ Senior Alumni Meeting Conversation with the President, Dr. Arthur L. Peterson Kids Special 12:15 p.m. Alumni Luncheon (with faculty as guests) 2:30 p.m. Class Photos and Alumni/ Faculty Reception 3:30 p.m. Estate Planning Seminar "A Year in Syria" with Art and Mary Ellen Ford Tennis/Campus Tours lohn Uhl's Audio-Visual Presentation of LVC 6:30 p.m. Picnic at Kreiderheim/ Class Reunion Dinners 8:30 p.m. Reunion Dance "The Underground" Sunday 10:30 a.m. Memorial Chapel Service 11:30 a.m. Brunch 'Tentative Schedule The Valley 15 Wanted: Lenny the Leopard Stories! 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- portant one. But it takes more than money to run a college. We need your time, your talent, your ideas. Please consider the following areas of service: Annual Fund Campaign Volunteer Career Advisor Class Agent Class Reunion Committee Member LVC Regional Club Host or Hostess Intern Sponsor Student Recruitment Ambassador Parents Association Committee Member Interested? "Write or call: Mrs. Kathleen Yorty Thach College Relations Lebanon Valley College Annville, PA 17003-0501 (717)867-6223 Classnotes 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- sions office. 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. The Valley 16 >r*Q DR " C raym O nd BELL JLQ> retired from 50 years of medical practice in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. ,,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 Schools. 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 educators. "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 Arkansas College. '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 company. 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 Services Department. 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 grow." ,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 The Valley 17 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 1987. ■*>•> 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 County Schools. '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 High School. ,• - 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 of Pippin. 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 Education 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 biochemistry books. , • 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 relations. , — - 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, Pennsylvania. 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 Achievement. The Valley 18 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 cost accountant. ,__ 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- ville office. "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- shey, Pennsylvania. '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 Chemical Society. 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 service. 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 orchestra. Pierce Getz, Deborah's major instruc- tor at LVC, says, "The addition of this instrument significantly enhances the performing facilities of the music department." The Valley 19 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 1982. Van Duren will study medicine in Kenya, East Africa as the recipient of a Reader's Digest International Fellow- ship. '&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. '83 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 Base, California. CHRIS PALMER was promoted from sales representative to vice president at the Circle Computer Center in Ephrata, Pennsylvania. 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, South Dakota. ' 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 City, Missouri. >€%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) Pennsylvania. MARY L. FOTH is teaching in- strumental music for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. 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 Michigan University. MARY SEITZ MAMET is teaching secondary mathematics at Notre Dame High School in Easton, Pennsylvania. THOMAS N. TICE is a staff accoun- tant for Calvin C. Zehring. Jr., Lebanon, Pennsylvania. ALISON C. VERRIER is teaching fourth grade at St. Mary's Public Schools in Maryland. Births To DONNA LAPP HARDING and Lyle W. Harding, a son, Grant David, on|uly20, 1985. 1971 To Mary A. Wayne and BRIAN D. WAYNE, a son, Brian lohn (B.J.), on May 2, 1985. 1972 To 1UD1TH FONKEN GREM and Philip C. Grem. a son, Timothy Matthew, on September 4, 1985. 1973 TO ALISON DONEY [ONES and Michael lones, a son, Benjamin Michael, on November 5, 1984. 1974 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, 1985. 1975 To IEAN SCHULTZ ROSS and Gregory Ross, a daughter, Emily, on October 21, 1985. 1976 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. The Valley 20 1977 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. 1985. To Ins Lucas and GILLES M. LUCAS SR., a son, Gilles Marc [r„ on May 11, 1985. 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. 1978 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. 1979 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. 1980 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. 1985. To KAREN R1TTLE WAGNER and Stephen S. Wagner, a daughter, lennifer Lynn, on November 28, 1985. 1983 To SUSAN PURGERT HEWITT and Thomas A. Hewitt, a son. Benjamin Patrick, on May 27, 1984 and a daughter, Kathryn Marie, on October 18, 1985. 1985 Catherine H. Cobb and MICHAEL COBB, a daughter, Megan Elizabeth. onluly 1, 1985. Marriages !97^^™ Wilbert Kenneth Kimple to MARILYN GRAVES, December 20, 1985. GREGORY V. ARNOLD, to Beth Ann Fortna, April 6, 1985. 1973 GREG ). DETWEILER to Rebecca Finley, March 3, 1985. Thomas W. Smith, fr. to LINDA RAE BARNHART October 24. 1984. 1975 Steven Ray Mummert to DIANE L. FRICK, September 7, 1985 in Milelr Chapel. 1977 IOHN F BOLLA to Terry Gallina. lanuary 5, 1985. 1978 LAWRENCE E. SILVERSTEIN to Deborah A. Russell, October 12, 1985. CRAIG SWINGLE to Ruth lolly, July 4, 1985 in Tomboctou, Mali, West Africa. 1980 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. 1981 Douglas R. Bolasky to LINDA A. TYRRELL. July 13. 1985. BRIAN E.MCSWEENEY to K1MBERLY D HAUNTON '82. August 3. 1985. 1982 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. 1983 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 21, 1985. IOSEPH E. SCHAPPELL to PATRICIA TROUTMAN '85. November 16. 1985. Ion Warner to IESSICATICE. November 21, 1985. STEVEN T WEBER to CATHERINE C.CLARKE, July 13, 1985. 1984 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. 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. \n Memoriam PAUL 1. BOWMAN on April 2, 1985 in Fort Bragg. California. 1918 LOUISE W. YARDLEY on November 17, 1985. 1925 MARTHA SCHACH WE1K on November 4, 1985 in Shillington, Pennsylvania. RALPH M. WOOD in Palmyra, Pennsylvania. The Valley 21 1927 WADE S. MILLER on October 31. 1985 in Lebanon, Ohio. VIRGINIA EDWARDS SHAFFER on May 18, 1985. 1928 MABEL HAFER GELBERT on November 14. 1985 in Easton, Pennsylvania. BENETTA BURRIEI P1ERSOL on Oc- tober 28, 1985 in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. JANET MILLER STOKES in Get- tysburg, Pennsylvania. 1929 IRENE M. DISNEY on October 2, 1985 in Hershey Pennsylvania. 1933 WILLIAM A. EHRGOTTon November 27, 1985 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ARL1NE HECKROTE MOYER on November 2, 1985 in Endwell, New York. 1936 C. FREDERICK GRUBER on lanuary 17, 1985 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. 1937 HOMER M. BARTHOLD in Manahawkin, New lersey. THEODORE KENNETH KARHAN on November 2, 1985 in Savinsville, Pennsylvania. 1938 BEATRICE FINK HAUER on November 23, 1985 in Palm Springs, Florida. 1942 ELLEN G. SHAY wife of RALPH SHAY '42, professor emeritus of history and assistant dean emeritus, died on October 26, 1985 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. 1944 IOHN E. ZERBE in Valley View, Pennsylvania. 1951 RALPH T PORTER on February 10: 1985 in Wernersville, Pennsylvania. RALPH |. QUARRY on November 15. 1985 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. 1961 GEORGE W. SMITH in New York, New York. 1964 BARBARA HODKINSON on lanuary 7, 1985 in Sarasota, Florida. 1975 IAYNE D HOLSINGER on lanuary 26, 1986 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. 1977 MAURICE 1. LYONS in a hunting acci- dent December 1. 1985 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. 1978 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 The Valley 22 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 June 11-13 • 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 Peterson 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 17003.(717)867-6202. JUST IN . . . ZLOGAR NOMINATED FOR HALL 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 School. 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. Eisenhauer Receives 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 Memorial Gymnasium. 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 Frank" award ~%* r* * V 1 The Valley 23 > < CD > 1=1 1% o "r co O O m Q m 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 who noted, "Lebanon Valley College is to be commended for its financial integrity in retiring the bonds two years before the maturity date."