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That Extra Edge
Lebanon Valley College Magazine
Hugh OBrian is Commence-
ment Day speaker and com-
ments on 'leadership'
From the President
LVC Is on the move, and you, loyal
alumni, are responsible for much of the
'feke. for example, the size and quality
of our entering class. Enrollments are up
1 5% over last year's figure for this date,
and the academic achievements of the
class of 1990 are most impressive. These
young people indeed are "leaders of the
future" of whom LVC will be mighty
proud. Thank you for your important
contribution in recruiting such an
outstanding class. Keep up the good
work for the class of 1991,
Then there is the growing size and
maturing quality of LVC's four-tiered
Leadership Program; our association
with the Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation
and with the Pennsylvania Association of
Student Councils has strengthened our
high school program: in March, our own
innovative collegiate program was ap-
proved unanimously by our dedicated
faculty: candid, constructive comments
from a distinguished advisory committee
continue to immensely benefit the mid-
dle managers program: and the CEO
Roundtable has met recently for the third
time to share concerns about the solu-
tions to the problems of "management
at the top."
When it comes to sports, 1 have en-
couragmg news also. Our amazing
wrestlers and talented baseball and
women's softball teams, which have had
winning seasons, are but omens of ex-
citing things to come in sports next year.
Finally, the retirement of our bonded
indebtedness on the Garber Science
Center, two years ahead of schedule, and
an encouraging feasibility study report
from fundraising counsel. Marts and Lun-
dy have generated a new enthusiasm for
our next capital campaign. Preparations
already are underway
As we move onward toward our 125th
anniversary in 1991. 1 am confident each
of us will join in to make these next five
years Lebanon Valley College's "finest
Jy . C/^'^^2.<2.<S'#^
Arthur L Peterson
Lebanon Valley College Magazine
Vol. 3, Number 2
Editor, Maril A. Weister
Assistant Editor, lohn B, Deamer
Student Assistant, Melissa I. Huffman
Pfiotographer Glen Q Gray '77
Vice President for Institutional
Preston H. Hadley. Ill
Director of Alumni Services
Frank A, Tavani '76
The Valley is publisfied three times a year
by Lebanon Valley College and
distributed without charge to alumni
Send address changes to:
Lebanon Valley College
Annville, PA 17003
On the cover: Hugh O'Brian spoke to the
Class of 1986 at the first outdoor Com-
mencement since 1960.
Table of Contents
Carolyn Hanes: Teacher, Counselor and Friend
by Melissa I, Huffman '88
TVacy Wenger: Another Leader Graduates
by Kathleen Y.Thach
Helping Hands Reach Out
by Scott Kirk 87
That Extra Edge
by Melissa 1. Huffman '88
Master Series 1986-87
Saturday October 4
Friday, October 24
Friday December 5
Friday lanuary 16
Friday February 6
Friday March 13
The Rebecca Kelly Dance Company; Little Theater
Mund College Center 8 p.m.
The National Shakespeare Company presents
"Romeo and luliet;" Little Theater, Mund College
Center, 8:00 p,m.
Das Puppenspiel Puppet Theater presents "Rip Van
Winkle;" Little Theater, Mund College Center 8 p.m.
Gordon Myers— The Art of Belly Canto;" Lutz Hall.
Blair Music Center 8 p,m,
Dave Bilger Saxophone Ensemble; Lutz Hall Blair
Music Center 8 p.m.
Princeton Ballet; Lutz Hall, Blair Music Center 8 p.m.
Adult Children under 12 LVC Employees LVC Students
$ 8.00 $ 4.00 $ 6.00 $ 2.00
Call the LVC Box Office at (717) 867-6162 for details.
Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts,
"Shim brightly my friends,
you are the promise of
- Hugh O Brian
O Brian re^^eivcd dP honurary Doctor o\ Huniune Letters
degree from the College in recognition of his leadership
and contributions m eLiucation
O Brian s Challenge
Hugh O Brian, known to many as the
legendary "Wyatt Earp," talks less about
the Old West and more about leadership
During his commencement address to
the Class of 1986, O'Brian stressed that
life presents challenging options that can
lead to a suprisingly different life than
the one that's planned.
And he recounted his own choices to
show how a leader of the Old West
became a leader in education.
He had entered the University of Cin-
cinnati with hopes of going to law
school. After one semester, he reached a
crossroads and decided to enlist in the
Upon completing his military service,
he made a second choice, and refused a
Fleet appointment to Annapolis to return
to his pursuit of a law career.
While working in Los Angeles to earn
money for school. OBrian accepted
roles in theater and film, which led to the
television career for which he earned in-
ternational fame as Wyatt Earp.
On a trip to Africa in 1958. life
presented O'Brian with an opportunity
that is perhaps the most significant of his
During a nine-day visit with Dr. Albert
Schweitzer. 1952 Nobel Peace Prize Win-
ner. OBrian was deeply impressed with
Schweitzer's belief that the most impor-
tant thing in education was to make
young people think for themselves.
We discussed geo-politics, agriculture,
law, space, for nine evenings," said
O'Brian, "He was a great believer in the
power of the individual, and believed
that the United States was the only coun-
try with the leadership to bring world
peace. He challenged me to bring that
message home, to do something about
Upon his return to the states O'Brian
founded the Hugh OBrian Youth Foun-
dation (HOBY). a program that accen-
tuates the positive in today's youth.
Through HOBY, high school sophomores
with demonstrated leadership abilities
get an opportunity to interact with
distinguished leaders in business, educa-
tion, government and other professions
In fact, it was LVC's new focus on
enhancing students' leadership skills that
prompted O'Brian to accept the invita-
tion to give the Commencement address,
"Three things comprise the backbone
of leadership." said O'Brian. "First, self-
discipline, the base for anything to be
built Secondly self-respect. Believe that
you can accomplish something. Believe
that you are special. Thirdly, respect for
others. Be a team player, accept the
responsibility and challenge, and accept
the responsibility for others. No matter
what you decide, practice leadership in
the home, for teaching the next genera-
- M. A. Weister
Lindback Award Recipient
Dr Carolyn Hants pic>tessor of sociology and social ser-
vice, received the Lindback Foundation Award for
Distinguished Teaching during the ceremonies See accom-
panying article on page '^
Robert K Feaster S| president and publisher of the
United Methodist Publishing House one of the largest and
oldest religious publishing houses in the world returned to
his alma mater to give the Baccalaureate address
Here Feaster receives the honorary degree oi Doctor of
f^ws from President Peterson to recognize his career
achievements and dedication to the liberal arts tradition
Thomas Syla Bangura received an honorary degree of
Doctor of Divinity to honor his leadership in the United
Methodist Church and education
Bangura is Resident Bishop for the Sierra Leone area and
President of the West Africa Central Conference of the
United Methodist Church
Dr Robert A Riley vice president and controller was in-
ducted into the Rigor Society in recognition of his S"! years
of service to the College
The Rigor Society, established in 1985, honors those
whose service has made an invaluable and lasting con-
tribution to LVC
Here, Dr Riley receives the award from Elizabeth
Weisberger president of the Colleges Board of Trustees
The Commencement Day smiles of Tom Owsinsky and
lackie Newcomer say it all
By Melissa I. Huffman '88
As Dr. Carolyn Hanes walked across
the stage to receive the Lindback
Foundation award for Distinguished
Teaching, the entire graduating class
stood up and applauded.
"I was thrilled and delighted and very
touched." said Hanes. To me. it is the
highest honor 1 could get. It really
means a lot to me."
After accepting nominations from
faculty and the senior class, President
Peterson selected Hanes as this years
recipient. Hanes, associate professor of
sociology and social service, teaches in
the honors program, the leadership
development seminars and the con-
tinuing education program.
Her adept use of "multiple ap-
proaches in getting students to par-
ticipate in the learning process" ac-
counts for her success in teaching such
a wide range of areas, noted Dr. lohn
Norton, acting dean of the faculty and
associate professor of history and
Hanes actively meets the challenge of
teaching such a diverse group of
students, from full-time students to mid-
dle managers to part-time continuing
education students. Students from all
these areas characterize her as vibrant
and full of energy. They say she
breathes life into the topic and into the
room as she walks in smiling, ready to
tackle any subject. Hanes circulates
around the room, engaging students in
lively discussion and developing a rap-
port that paves the way for true
"Carolyn makes the educational ex-
perience a fun experience. She gets
along well with everybody and is flexi-
ble enough to adapt to any group she's
dealing with," says Dr. Howard Ap-
plegate. vice president for special pro-
grams and dean of continuing
It is perhaps the continuing education
program that brings together all of
Hanes' talents. Applegate called her "a
facilitator rather than a lecturer. She
gets you from where you are to where
you want to be." To female students
especially, she does more than inform:
she serves as a role model of a woman
who is where she wants to be and who
can help them get there, too.
Her keen perception of individuality
allows her to direct and guide each stu-
dent and, when combined with her
acute counseling ability, allows students
to forge this path for themselves.
Hanes volunteers these talents to
many worthy organizations off campus
as well. One organization has been
Women in Crisis IWIC), a 24-hour-a-day
shelter for abused women and their
children. She volunteers her time,
staffing the hotlines, counseling and
training other volunteers.
"My experiences at the shelter have
been very positive." commented Hanes.
One of the things that I hear a lot from
the women is that it wasn t until they
were at the Center that they had the
courage to leave home. They gain sup-
port from the staff. In addition, they get
support from the other women there.
They tell each other, without embarrass-
ment, what has happened to them You
find that a strong camaraderie tends to
No matter what subject or individual
she deals with. Carolyn Hanes radiates
warmth and vitality. She counsels, she
teaches, she guides.
Most of all. shecares-
Dr Carolyn Hanes doing what she does best
By Kathleen Thach
"Education is just about the greatest
thing in the world"
That's what she's saying now. as an LVC
graduate preparing to enter Duke Univer-
sity's Divinity School in late summer. But
it wasn't always Tracy Wenger's theme
"If a person is talented enough and
works hard enough, he doesn't need col-
lege." she remembers telling her dad.
"He can change the world without col-
And she remembers his answer.
"Tracy I don't care if you go to college
or not, but at some point you are going
to need that piece of paper that says
you've survived four years away at
school, and you've grown "
Conceding that college might be a
good experience. Tracy selected
Lebanon Valley for its "excellent
academic reputation " and because she
knew she would be able to participate in
a variety of activities.
At Solanco High School in Quarryville.
Pennsylvania. Tracy was active in
numerous clubs. But she participated
because it was fun to do everything. To-
day she believes it is more important to
participate in fewer things which mean
something— and to participate with
However, when looking over Tl-acy's list
of LVC activities, it's impossible to say
she has participated in only a few. She's
been president of the Student Council,
editor of The Quad, co-captain of varsity
lacrosse, vice president of Gamma Sigma
Sigma national service sorority, a class
officer for four years, a member of varsity
basketball, field hockey and cross coun-
try teams, and a member of such diverse
organizations as The Fellowship of Chris-
tian Athletes, Lebanon Valley College
Board of Trustees, College Chorus. The
President's Strategic Planning Commit-
tee, and the 1985 Homecoming Court.
The numerous honors she has received
indicate that she has indeed participated
in excellent fashion: Dean's List. Delphian
Sportmanship Award Outstanding Ger-
man Student Award. Senior prize in
English, lean O. Love Award for Out-
standing Achievement in Psychology.
Membership in the English Honor Frater-
nity Sigma Tau Delta. Omicron Omicron.
A licensed minister in the Church of
the Brethren, T^acy also has served her
church (Mechanic Grove in Ouarryville)
as pianist, vocalist, worship leader and
teacher, despite her hectic college
Agnes O'Donnell. one of Tracy's
English professors at LVC. calls her "an
excellent representative of the intellec-
tual, social and ethical values the College
seeks to develop on the foundations laid
by home and community."
Leon Markowicz, another of her
English professors, ranks Tt'acy as one of
the top five students he has ever taught.
He says. "An active participant in class.
she is the one to call on when all seems
Not surprisingly. Tracy puts O'Donnell
and Markowicz high on her list of in-
dividuals who have profoundly in-
fluenced her philosophy of life
Dr. O'Donnell stimulated her thinking
on high ideals and self identity she says.
Consequently TVacy has come to believe
the highest attainment one can hope for
is self identity.
Only when an individual has acquired
his own identity Tracy believes, will he be
able to help others.
In striving for the kind of self identity
that will free her to help others. Tf"acy has
chosen as her role models lesus Christ.
Martin Luther King. |r. and Mother
Dr Markowicz, too, has given her an
example to follow. She says, "He
demands respect, and he gives respect.
He says what he thinks, and if he sees
something that needs doing, he does it."
Like her professor. Tracy has
developed a reputation for getting things
done, and she is constantly being asked
to do something for someone or some
For release from the pressure of all her
involvement, she runs. Several miles each
day. Running and participation in team
sports, she explains, have been a vital
part of her LVC education. In addition to
the discipline it requires, being an athlete
has given her insight into life. In team
sports, she says, she has seen the
positive results of individuals working
together toward a common goal, and she
Iracy lar right with friends Maria Tursi far left, lohnna-
Claire Metz and lane Hepler
has seen the negative results when team-
mates allow personal goals, problems,
idiosyncrasies or ambition to get in the
way of winning.
All of this, she says, relates to life and,
therefore, to whatever lifework she
"It relates to families 1 might counsel . .
to businesses 1 might enter . . . and to
committees 1 might run "
What will Tracy's lifework be''
She doesn't know.
But she does know she needs more
education. In late summer she will begin
her studies at Duke University's Divinity
School— on a full scholarship. Then, in
February she will interrupt those studies
to go to the Theological Hall of Knox
College in Dunedin. New Zealand— on a
"I'm not sure if 1 will ever enter the
Parish ministry or not," she says, "But I
do know I want three years at seminary. I
have a lot of questions: there are a lot of
mysteries, a lot of uncertainties, and I
want to find answers. 1 need three years
to get my act together. At age 21,1 don't
feel I'm prepared to face the world con-
While some of her LVC professors and
classmates may be surprised at her state-
ment. The Reverend Earl Zeigler. her
pastor during her formative years, isn't
surprised at all.
"Tracy always came to my Sunday
School classes with a questioning, sear-
ching attitude, and not in a judgmental
way I knew then that Tfacy would be a
good candidate for some kind of
"Tt-acy always was a leader "
Reach Out in
By Scott Kirk '87
Photo by lim Zengerle, The Daily News. Lebanon
Betsy Greer Istandingl, LCCM executive director discusses
proiects with LVC sophomore Robert Sherman, the 1986
co-chairman of Helping Hands Weekend Seated is Regina
Henry, receptionist for LCCM
As crowds gathered around the dunk-
ing booth, goldfish toss and l<issing
booth at the local mall, LVC students in
Greek-letter sweatshirts called out, "Play
this game and win a prize! There's a win-
ner every single time!" A blond-haired
girl of six tugged at her mother's pantleg
"Please, Mommy?" she said, "it's only 2 5
"Only 2 5 cents , . ,", her words echoed,
as her mother reached into her purse.
And echo they did. Ten thousand in-
dividual quarters turned into a $2,500
collective donation to l^ebanon County
Christian Ministries (IX:CM) from Helping
IXCM is a non-profit Christian service
organization concentrating on the needs
of the hungry and homeless in Lebanon
County Lxical efforts to accommodate
community members include housing
provisions, soup kitchens and food
Since 1974, Helping Hands Weekend
has been a yearly project for students. in
Alpha Phi Omega national service frater-
nity and Gamma Sigma Sigma national
service sorority And coordinators Bob
Sherman '88 and lennifer Ross '87
couldn't be happier about this year's suc-
"It really was worth all the effort we put
into it," commented Sherman, a
chemistry ma|or at LVC, "LCCM really
needed the money and we were able to
give it to them,"
Ross shared Sherman's enthusiasm, "I
learned a lot about myself and what I
could do I threw myself into it, and I
really enjoyed it. I knew we had chosen
the right charity,"
Students began planning for this year's
carnival immediately after Christmas
break, in January, After considering a
handful of charities, APO and Gamma
Sigma Sigma members selected LCCM
because of the organization's dedication
to the local community Students in both
organizations felt patrons would give
more willingly if they could see where
their dollars were going.
Funds raised from the carnival are ex-
pected to provide relief for the estimated
3,000 hungry people in Lebanon County
alone. That's right, three thousand, accord-
ing to the county commissioner and
county planning offices. And with the
unemployment rate in Lebanon County
showing no signs of falling, organizations
like LCCM have their work cut out for
According to Betsy Greer, LCCM ex-
ecutive director the organization is com-
mitted to ministering to all those people
in need. Composed of 50 churches and
other volunteer organizations, LCCM
sponsors a number of programs to carry
out their ministry
"The most visible of our programs is
Outreach Ministries, The money Helping
Hands raised will be placed into that
general fund. It might be used for our
HOPE and Noon Meals programs," she
The event took shape through weekly
committee meetings in such areas as
finance, publicity raffle and auction. As
students prepared for the weekend, they
were also learning effective writing,
managing and organizational skills.
Under the direction of coordinators
Sherman and Ross, APO brothers and
Gamma Sig sisters headed committees,
ordered supplies, balanced a budget and
Greer had nothing but praise for their
work "Bob and |en worked very hard I
watched them deal with people in a very
supportive way And the people in both
APO and Gamma Sig were very support-
ive of the whole event. They were willing
"The jstudents'l willingness to be in-
volved in either organization to begin
with IS to be applauded," she continued.
"That takes a lot of commitment, I know
how much work these kids did— some
cut classes and had to reschedule work
with their professors just to help LCCM."
The Helping Hands commitment goes
on. Next year's coordinators, Anthony
Kapolka '87 and Sharon DeBoer '87,
hope to raise $4,000 to benefit another
local charity "We will be looking for all
the support we can get," Kapolka com-
mented, "i urge any alumni or anyone
else interested to give Helping Hands' a
Scott Kirk 87, is an English/
communications major in his third
year with the Communications Office.
By Melissa |,
"We created a newsletter," Maria
Montesano '86 stated with a mixture of
awe and pride as she talked about her
Her partner, Scott Kirk, added, "We
had direct input. We created the
stories— reported, wrote and edited
them. The ideas were oars. As a result, the
newsletter was ours too."
The newsletter Noodle News and Pasta
Post, informs and entertains a wide range
of employees of The Hershey Pasta
Group, where Scott and Maria served as
interns to create the publication this
spring. The duo edited articles sent in
from six locations nationwide, while
researching and writing some of their
own articles for a newsletter that would
be of interest to people in all areas of the
Maria, who majored in English and
management, explained that they were
involved in ail aspects of the newsletter,
from writing to proofreading to printing.
They also encountered all of the prob-
lems that arise and were forced to solve
Through the internship, Scott and
Maria had the opportunity to gain first-
hand experience in a career area they
may decide to pursue,
Scott, a senior English major, summed
up the internship experience in one
sentence, "You get your foot in the door
of the job market and find out if that's
what you really want to be doing"
That is the value of LVC's internship
programs: they are a way for college
students to answer that all-consuming
question, "Which career is right for me?"
As continuing education student Cindy
Wenzler put it, "I didn't want to go into
something and then suffer the if only I'd
known syndrome'," Cindy, an English
maior, recently completed an internship
with advertising agency White, Good and
Company. Inc, Mt. Gretna, Cindy's in-
ternship led to a full-time job
However, as Cindy is quick to point
out, she gained more than advertising
skills from her experience in the job
market. She gained self-confidence, a
valuable asset in any aspect of life.
Many interns voiced the benefit of per-
sonal enhancement They discovered
areas in which they excel and those they
need to develop. This discovery is
especially valuable when made as a
"This internship really enhanced my
patience and understanding," said Laura
Zeppos '86, a social service major who
works at the Ephrata Area Rehabilitation
Service. Before this job, L^ura, who
works with the mentally retarded, had
"never even spoken to someone who
was mentally retarded,"
Like Laura, many interns meet new
challenges and discover hidden
strengths, and sometimes weaknesses,
within themselves. Internships are
"healthy experiences for those who have
specific things they want to find out
about themselves and their vocational
aspirations," agreed Dr Donald Byrne,
professor of religion and coordinator of
that department's internship program.
Learning about the job while you learn
about yourself is what internships are all
about. And. as Don Beaver, systems and
accounting coordinator at Butler
Manufacturing Company which has
sponsored many interns, points out. "If
you're going out for a job interview and
you've already done some things you are
aspiring to do, you're that much ahead "
Having that extra edge is important in
today's competitive job market and in-
ternships are one way of getting it. As
Tl-acy Wenger '86. an English major who
interned in LVC's development office put
it. ""You can't beat having an internship or
two on your resume."
Melissa J. Huffman 88, an English
major, is in her second year as a com-
munications office staff member and
is the student assistant for The Valley.
September 2 1
October 1 7
"Making A Dif-
ference" The 1986
Annual Fund begins
Faculty Recital: David
Athletic Hall of
Dinner & Dancing
On Golden Pond play
by Wig & Buckle
Board of Trustees
Guild Student Group
Robert Rose, clarinet
Guild Student Group
Student Recital: Amy
piano, and Bryan
Evening of Wood-
Maria T Montesano '86 and Scott Kirk '87 had an intern-
ship with the Hershey Pasta Group's Human Resources
Department last spring Here, they prepare a feature article
(or the nationwide in-house newsletter they created, the
NiH'iUc Ni-ii'S & Pasta PoU
Further information is available by calling
the LVC Box Office at |717) 867-6162.
On August 1, 1986, Dr William McGill
became vice president and dean of the
"I look forward with a sense of excite-
ment to serving Lebanon Valley College,"
said McGill. "My decision to accept the
invitation to become vice president and
dean of the faculty at LVC derived
primarily from two things: the character
and quality of the persons I met at the
college during the interview process and
a conviction that my own talents and
abilities could serve the community well
as it confronts the challenges of the
McGill earned a B.A. degree from Trin-
ity College in Connecticut, attaining
honors in history and general studies. He
received his MA. and Ph.D. degrees in
history from Harvard University McGill
comes to LVC from the Division of
Education Programs, National Endow-
ment for the Humanities, where he was a
senior staff member.
In welcoming the new Dean to the col-
lege. President Arthur Peterson com-
mented, "Dr. McGill brings to Lebanon
Valley College significant personal,
academic achievements, a distinguished
career in academia, the church and the
theater, and a personal commitment to
liberal arts education, which will be of
immense value to the college in the
years ahead. We are indeed most for-
tunate to have him join the LVC faculty"
A member of Phi Beta Kappa. McGill
served as a professor of history at
Western Maryland College, Alma College
and Washington and lefferson College,
where he also served as dean of the
"The strength and vitality of a college
depends on its clarity of purpose and the
morale of its faculty Only with a clear
sense of purpose can a college make
wise decisions about curriculum. And
only with a vigorous and committed
faculty can such decisions bear fruit for
its students. The faculty is a college's
most precious resource."
He was ordained to the diaconate in
the Episcopal Church in 1973 and to the
priesthood in 1974. He currently serves
as an adjunct clergyman at St. Mark's
Church in Washington, DC. In addition,
he is an avid actor, having had roles in
more than thirty plays, most of them
leading roles. He has directed seven
plays and is a member of the Washington
Theater Wing, He has developed a script,
based on the writings of C. S. Lewis, for a
one-man show, which McGill plans to
Dr McGill IS married to the former
Ellen Atkinson Buck. They have three
children, Sara Louise, Susan Elizabeth
and Alison Marcia.
New Vice President
Preston H. Hadley 111 joined LVC as the
vice president for institutional advance-
ment in lune
Hadley has served as vice president for
institutional advancement at Alvernia
College, Reading, which has |ust com-
pleted a $1.5 million capital campaign for
a recreation center and endowment
Prior to that, he was executive director of
the Cornwall Manor Foundation
In announcing the appointment. Presi-
dent Peterson noted, "We are so very
pleased to have someone of such broad
experience joining the staff. Preston has
proven skills in financial development
and promotion. I extend a hearty
welcome from the college family"
From 1979 to 1982 Hadley was assis-
tant director of development for LVC: he
has held other positions in higher educa-
tion at Duke and Widener Universities.
Hadley is a member of the Council for
Advancement and Support of Education.
From 1972 to 1976, he was director of
public relations for the United States Ten-
nis Association, with duties encompass-
ing the U.S. Open Tennis Championships.
A native of East Orange, New jersey
Hadley is a graduate of Bucknell Univer-
sity He served for two years in the Navy
as a communications center supervisor.
He is currently a Lieutenant Commander
(Public Affairs) in the Naval Reserve and
executive officer of the Navy Internal
Relations Activity in Washington A Blue
& Gold affiliate of the U.S. Naval
Academy he holds a membership in the
Naval Reserve Association.
He and his wife. Lydia, currently reside
in Annville with their son, Preston, and
daughter, Elizabeth, They are active in
the Annville United Methodist Church
"Its great to be back at LVC," said
Hadley "I'm looking forward to working
with everyone LVC is a great school.""
New Scholarship Honors
Allan W. Mund, Jr.
In the tail of 1987, the first Allan W,
Mund |r Scholarship will be awarded to
an outstanding LVC student for his or her
junior and senior years
To be eligible for the $5,000 per year
scholarship, a student must be of high
moral character, be active in on-and/or
off-campus organizations and maintain a
minimum grade point average of 3 0.
Allan W. Mund Sr. and his wife, Irma,
established the scholarship in memory of
their son, Allan Ir, who died recently of
Lou Gehrigs disease. Educated at
Western Maryland College, Allan |r
served as a pilot in the United States
Army before beginning a 23-year career
in high school teaching and coaching.
In a memorial tribute, Clarence Beebe,
a department chairman in the Baltimore
County School System where Al Mund
had been a teacher, described him as a
man who had courage, hope and faith
"This was a teacher who was "old
fashioned" for he believed that students
should be held responsible for their ac-
tions. This was a teacher who expected
students to put education first in their
lives . . This was a man who had
mastered the art of living, the art of
human relationships and competencies,
the art of caring, the art of helping
others, the art of bringing hope and love
. . Al Mund was a man who is to be
Karen McHenry Gluntz, executive
director of development says, '"Now LVC
students also will remember him as they
benefit from the Allan W. Mund Ir.
Scholarship and follow in his fine tradi-
The Mund family has a long history of
generous service and financial contribu-
tion to the College. The Allan W. Mund
College Center was named for Allan W
Mund Sr., who has served as a member
of the Board of Trustees since 1956, pro-
vided leadership for various fundraising
campaigns and served as acting presi-
dent of the College from 1967 to 1968.
Thirty freshmen have been selected as
Presidential Leadership Scholars.
Awardees, who receive a $5,000 scholar-
ship, were chosen on the basis of
outstanding academic acievements,
special talents and service to their high
schools and communities. The Presiden-
tial Leadership Awards are part of the
College's on-going interest in recognizing
and encouraging leadership skills. The
Robert Andrew, Carlisle, PA, political
science: Matthew Andris, Philadelphia,
PA, liberal arts. Stephen Butz, Mifflin-
burg, PA, liberal arts: Dina Carter,
Highstown. N|, music education, Diane
Churan, Reading, PA, liberal arts:
Pamela Clarke, Lansdale, PA, biology:
Denise DePalmer, Brodbecks, PA,
general studies: Maria Fenty, Endicott,
NY, psychobiology: Melanie Fleek,
Phocnixvillc, PA, medical technology:
loann Crannettino, Purdys. N|. elemen-
tary education: Michelle Grube, Akron.
PA. psychology and religion: Matthew
Cuenther, Cologne. N|, German, Sean
Hunter, Berrysburg. PA. history:
Christopher Maziarz, Trenton N|
liberal arts. Marliese Miller, Burlington.
Nl, elementary education: Daniel Nudo,
Wilkes-Barre. PA. computer science and
management: Jeffrey Osborne,
Bloomsburg, PA. mathematics: Amy
Paszkowski, Willingboro. N|. bio-
chemistry. Scott Richardson, Linden.
PA, biology: Toni Salam, Hazelton, PA,
economics: Pamela Schaadt, Whitehall,
PA, sacred music: Sherry Scovell, Bowl-
ing Green. OH. English: Brian Smith,
Levittown, PA, music education. Edward
Smith, Union. N|. elementary education:
Scott Sturgess, lericho. NY. manage-
ment. Stephen Trapnell, Lancaster. PA.
liberal arts Daniel Tredinnick,
Lemasters, PA, biology: Jane Vail,
Cheltenham. PA. elementary education:
and Mary Wilson, Whiteford, MD,
NSF Award To
LVC's Biology Department received a
$1 5,000 award from the National Science
Foundations College Science Instrumen-
tation Program (CSIP), a dollar amount
which LVC will match. The money will be
used to purchase equipment for
According to Dr. Dale Erskine, assistant
professor of biology, "the equipment will
significantly enhance the opportunities
for the students interested in physiology."
With the awarded funds, the biology
department will set up four research
grade experimental stations, where
students will work with four computers
to do on-line data collection.
Music of High Note
Lebanon Valley Collge was selected as
one of only two institutions in the United
States to be awarded a master class in
piano from the Thomas Richner Founda-
tion. Inc The foundation grant covered
all expenses for an advanced class
taught by Martin Canin of the lulliard
School of Music. Canin presented the
class in April, giving one-half hour of in-
struction to each of seven LVC piano
Big Math Attack
Fur the past decade, LVC has spon-
sored a math quiz bowl competition in
which area high schools compete for the
honor of being number one. This years
winner was Hempfield High School, near
Dr Horace Tousley chairman and assis-
tant professor of the mathematical
science department, said. "The purpose
of the event is to emphasize
mathematics in the educational system.
Watching the competition renews my
faith in high school students and their
The event is almost entirely student
run. This years coordinator was Karen
Karapandza '87, a math major from Har-
John B. Deamer, a 1985 graduate of
LaSalle University, recently was named
assistant director of communications.
Deamer holds a B.A. degree in com-
munications with a concentration in jour-
nalism and broadcasting. He has worked
at WLBR/WUFM in Lebanon and WHTF
Starview 92 in York, and as a sports
writer for the Hanishiiin Patriot
Thach Directs Annual Fund
Kathleen Thach has been named direc-
tor of the annual fund. The title of this
years campaign is "Making A Dif-
Said Thach, "Plans for the "Making A
Difference' Annual Fund Campaign to
run luly 1. 1986 through lune 30, 1987
are well underway Gift societies have
been restructured and recognition
awards and reunion giving programs are
in the planning stages. I'm looking for-
ward to an exciting, challenging and suc-
Our Outstanding Young Women
Three LVC graduates recently were
selected from nominees across the na-
tion for inclusion in the 1986 edition of
Outstanding V^omen in America.
Ann Buchman '84 is a resident of Fallston,
Maryland. The winner of the Presser
Foundation music scholarship. Buchman
holds degrees in both music and biology.
She currently is pursuing a graduate
degree in biology at the University of
Kathleen DeGraw '86 recently graduated
magna cum laude with a B.S. degree in
biochemistry Originally from Pompton
Plains, N|. DeGraw is employed as an in-
tern at Annville Veterinary Hospital and is
a part-time research technician in the
Pathology Department at M.S. Hershey
Medical Center. She is planning to attend
veterinary school at the University of Penn-
sylvania after graduation.
Deborah Dressier "86 recently graduated
summa cum laude with a B.S. degree in
biology Dressier won the freshman and
sophomore achievement awards given by
Beta Beta Beta biological honor society as
well as the Alice Evers Burtner scholarship
award her junior year Her career plans in-
clude teaching high school biology
Nominees are evaluated on the basis
of academic achievement, professional
leadership, cultural accomplishments
and community service.
Silver & Gold
This year marked the 50th tour of the
LVC Concert Choir and the 25th anniver-
sary of Dr. Pierce Getz as concert choir
During the performance of the choir at
the Spring Arts Festival in April, students
presented Getz with a silver tray, com-
memorating the special year,
"I was really very touched," said Getz,
"and it's nice to realize that the student
body appreciates the talent and creativi-
ty developed and expressed by the con-
cert choir across the years,"
Getz, a native of Denver, PA, who
received a Bachelor of Science degree
with a major in music education from
LVC, has studied at the Union
Theological Seminary and the Eastman
School of Music He joined the Colleges
faculty in 1959,
Further study has taken him to
Haarlem Organ Academy, The
Netherlands, and to the North German
Organ Academy A tour of historical
organs took him to France, North Ger-
many and Holland In addition to which
he did an extended period of study in
In addition to his teaching at LVC, Getz
serves as director of music at the Ann-
ville United Methodist Church, He is
known as an organ recitalist, as a leader
of church music workshops, and as a
consultant to churches planning organ
installations. Getz is frequently invited to
serve as adjudicator and guest conduc-
tor for county district, regional and state
choral festivals in Pennsylvania and
Under his direction the concert choir
has become one of the outstanding col-
legiate choral groups in the country win-
ning wide acclaim from audiences with
its special blend of technical skill, artful
performance and appealing program-
The choir has been heard on more
than 30 NBC national radio broadcasts,
including "National Radio Pulpit" and
"Great Choirs in America,"
Dr Pierce A Getz conducts a rehearsal of LVCs popular
Concert Choir in preparation for their 1086 spring tour that
coni:luded in April
Dr. lames Broussard, associate pro-
fessor of history presented a paper on
"Legislative Leadership in Frontier In-
diana" at the Southwestern Social
Science Association in San Antonio,
Dr. Eugene Brown, associate pro-
fessor of political science, recently com-
pleted a chapter on Henry Kissinger for
an anthology on political leaders that will
be published by Greenwood Press in
1986. Also, Dr Browns review of Simon
Serfatys AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY
IN A HOSTILE WORLD is in the current
issue of the American Political Science Review.
Dr. Richard Cornelius, professor of
chemistry recently published a paper in
the \ouinal oj Chemical Education entitled
"Student Use of Computers for Solving
Problems; Tools or Crutches," The paper
was written in collaboration with Dr
Daniel Cabrol and Dr, Claude Cachet at
the Universite de Nice in Nice, France.
Dr. Sherman Folland, assistant pro-
fessor of economics, presented a paper
entitled "Advertising by Physicians:
Behavior and Attitudes" at a seminar at
Oakland University Rochester Michigan.
He also published a paper in the March
issue of the \nternational \ournal of Social
Economics entitled "Health Care Needs,
Economics and Social lustice."
Dr. Martin E. Goldstein, professor of
political science at Widener University
gave a lecture on "Recent Developments
and Negotiations in Arms Control" at
LVC. The event was sponsored by a grant
from The Pennsylvania Humanities
Three photographs by .Richard A.
Iskowitz, associate professor of art.
were accepted for a special exhibition
celebrating the tenth anniversary of the
Mummers Museum in Philadelphia The
photographs were taken during the an-
nual Mummers Day parade. Tlvo of
Iskowitz' photos captured 1st place: in
the color category "Mummers Day
1986" and in the black and white
Dr. Leon Markowicz, professor of
English, presented a paper entitled ""The
First Essay: Let Me Show You My Home"
at the annual conference of the
Lancaster-Lebanon Writing Council, Also,
Markowicz was re-elected secretary and
treasurer of the council
Dr. C. F. loseph Tom, professor of
economics, gave a slide presentation on
contemporary China to the Mt. Gretna
Rotary Club The slides displayed the
natural beauty and historical landmarks
of China, while Tom provided commen-
tary on the great change in the Chinese
economy since he visited China in 1979.
Dr. Stephen Williams, professor of
biology spoke at the first installation
ceremony of the Rho Epsilon chapter of
Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society
at Shippensburg State College. Williams
lectured on his research on the capture
mechanisms of the Venus flytrap which
received international attention during
the past few years and is now included in
botany and plant physiology textbooks.
Dr. Paul Wolf, professor of biology
published an article in the professional
journal Estuarine. Coastal and Shelf Science
entitled "Carbon Balance in a Salt Marsh:
Interactions of Diffusive Export, Tidal
Deposition and Rainfall-caused Erosion.'"
Tavani Named Director
Frank Tavani, |r, lb. was recently nam-
ed director of alumni relations and
Tavani. who earned a B.A. degree in
psychology from LVC. said, "Im
delighted to have the opportunity to
return and serve my alma mater and am
excited about the new direction the Col-
lege has taken under the leadership of
Tavani was an active member of the
student body having been a resident
assistant for three years and a member
of the student senate and Alpha Phi
Omega, a national service fraternity
A native of Cleona, Tavani now resides
in Lancaster with his wife, Agnes Scanlin
Tavani. and their three children, Liam
Patrick, Meghan Elizabeth and Daniel
Frederick P Sample, Distinguished Alumnus, 1986
Alumni Weekend 86
Frederick R Sample was honored as
LVC s Distinguished Alumnus during the
Alumni Weekend luncheon in lune. Sam-
ple's professional career has been spent
entirely in the field of education— public,
private, secondary and collegiate, it has
been marked by a series of positions of
ever-increasing responsibility from class-
room teacher at Annville and Red Lion
Area High Schools, to superintendent of
the Manheim School District and in 1968
to President of Lebanon Valley College, a
position he held for sixteen years
A review of Alumni Weekend '86 will
appear in the fall issue of The Valley.
Ross Hoffman and Melissa Moyer each
received a 1986 Alumni Scholarship,
Both students will be seniors in the fall.
Hoffman, of Trappe, Pennsylvania, is a
biochemistry major and is involved in
Alpha Phi Omega, a national service
fraternity Alpha Psi Oemga, a national
dramatic honor fraternity Wig and
Buckle Drama Society and chorus. He
also serves as a chemistry lab assistant
and works in the Mund College Center.
During the summer, he participates on
the research team headed by Dr. Owen
Moe, associate professor of chemistry
Moyer. of Bethel, Pennsylvania, is a
biology major and is involved in field
hockey and volleyball. She works in the
College's dining hall and has worked at
Camp Swatara for the past two years,
Alumni ambassadors help prospective
students get to know LVC by sharing their
experiences and answering questions
about campus activities and academic
LVCs oldest active ambassador is
Samuel K. Clark '27 of Lebanon, Penn-
sylvania; the ambassador furthest from
campus IS David Blauch 84, who attends
Cal Tech in Pasadena, California.
If you are interested in becoming an
alumni ambassador, call the admissions
officeat (717) 867-6181,
Lenny s Great
Thanks to Jonathan Frye '85, D lohn
Grace, |r., and David 1. Padley '68 for
sending their stories on Lenny the
Leopard, Lenny's adventures will appear
in a future issue. If you have a story
about Lenny send it to Editor. The Wlai.
l^banon Valley College, Annville, PA
* Honor LVCs 1961 MAC Cham-
pionship football team— it's their
2 5th anniversary
* Share good times with old
friends at the Carnival Picnic,
* See the induction of seven
athletes into the LVC Hall of Fame,
plus floats, banners and more,
* Enjoy the play "On Golden
Pond," and the movie, "Tootsie,""
* Catch the spirit at the bonfire/pep
* Dance to the sounds of ""The
Commuters" in the Underground,
' Relax and reminisce during the
"Fifth Quarter" with cider and soft
* Taste excellent food at the
Homecoming Weekend bro-
chures with specific dates, prices,
and locations will be in your
mailbox soon! Or, for more infor-
mation, contact Frank Tavani,
Director of Alumni Services,
Lebanon Valley College, Annville,
A Leader With A
Hold On Consistency
by John B. Deamer, |r.
when wrestling coach lerry Petrofes
came to Lebanon Valley College, the
school's wrestling program for the
1962-1963 season was and 9 and in
definite need of a change.
In February of 1986 Petrofes coached
his 200th victory . , . a feat unapproached
by any other coach in the history of LVC.
* * ♦
"He realli) knows his stuff, he finows every
angle, and he puts it all together. W? had a lot of
different people [wrestling] when I was there, and
we won. because he knows how to win with the
people he's got. He just biows so many things. He
knows how to milk a team for everything it's got.
and he has a lot of respect because he treats
everyone in the wrestling room I'lke his own son.
Its hard to really define jerry. He's so many
things, a great guy. a great coach'.'
Dave lones 85, team member 1981-1985.
* * *
Coaching a consistent winning pro-
gram is difficult on any level in sports to-
day Petrofes, in all his years as wrestling
coach at LVC, has gone to battle only 2 5
percent of the time with a full line-up.
Throw in the usual amount of injuries
each season and the accomplishments
of the program are something more than
* * *
"Being able to coach wrestling 'is st'ill fun. Ym
trying to put back into wrestling what 1 got out of
'it. Yve never had any aspirations of coaching 'm a
h'igher divis'ion. A small school offers a bigger
challenge. We've had some numbers problems over
the years, but we've got the job done:'
lerry Petrofes, 1986
* * *
Persevering in the face of adversity is
the only game Petrofes is used to play-
ing. Stricken with polio at age 1 1 and left
with a crippled leg, wrestling was the on-
ly sport that supplied an outlet for
Petrofes' immense desire for competi-
tion. While the leg held Petrofes to the
.500 mark on the mats, he learned what
it took to be a success.
"He's a good motivator. He's an example of a
kid who toughed it out. who had to overcome
things to get where lie's at. and all of us could see
that. He wouldn't ask you to do anything tie
wouldn't do. and that attitude carries over I th'mk
the value of ]erry '[$ that he didn't always have the
cream of the crop, tfie district champ'ions or the
state place winners, but he always got everything
out of the k'lds. \n the year 1 was there. I can
rememfvr how he took some kids w'lth raw talent
and turned them into something. He'd let you
know what he wanted out of you. showed you how
to do it. and you did it'.'
Neil Fashnacht 76, team member 1972-1976
The 1985-86 LVC wrestling team
brought Petrofes a 17-win season, the
most wins by any wrestling team in a
season at the College. Rich Kichman and
Gary Reesor each reached the 100 win
plateau, with Kichman earning the
highest national finish ever for a Lebanon
Valley College wrestler, placing fourth in
the NCAA Division III national cham-
pionships in TVenton, N|. LVC. as a team,
finished 22nd out of 69 teams, its highest
ever at nationals.
I had a great bunch of motivated kids
this past year," said Petrofes. "Every guy
made a contribution to the 1 7 wins."
* * ♦
At the beginning of every season.
Petrofes has told each member of his
squad to achieve the highest level he
can. In 1962, the wrestling program at
LVC was something less than com-
petitive. TA^enty-two years later, under the
leadership of lerry Petrofes, the program
is something more than outstanding.
|ohn B. Deamer, |r., a 1985 graduate of
LaSalle University is assistant director of
communications at LVC.
LVC Football 86
The assistant coaching staff under first-
year coach lim Monos will be Frank
Tavani '76, defensive coordinator and
linebacker coach: Tim Ebersole, quarter-
back and receiver coach, Frank Reich, Sr,
offensive line coach: Mark Brezitski,
defensive back coach: and Thomas |or-
dan, defensive line.
Monos, of Shippensburg. was assistant
football coach and assistant director of
financial aid at Shippensburg University
since 1979. Prior to that, he served Ship-
pensburg as a part-time coach (1976-79)
and was assistant football coach at
Chambersburg High School (1975-761
and Sussex Central High School in
Georgetown, Del (1972-75).
Tavani earned a B.A. degree in
psychology from LVC in 1976. He set two
football records, both of which remain
unbroken: most touchdowns in a single
season and the most yards gained in a
single season. He was the first player in
the history of the College to gain over
1.000 yards. He was named All American
in 1975 and in 1976 signed on as a free
agent with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Tavani is also the director of alumni rela-
tions and parents programs at LVC.
Ebersole earned a B.A. degree at Ship-
pensburg University in 1983. and taught
mathematics in the York City School
district for two years. He was the offen-
sive coordinator at William Penn of York
High School for the past two years. Eber-
sole is also the sports information direc-
tor at LVC.
Reich was head football coach at
Lebanon High School from 1962 to 1970.
In 1969 he was honored as the Central
Penn League coach of the year.
Brezitski earned a B.A. in radio and
television from Shippensburg University
in 1985 and served as a captain during
the 1984 Shippensburg University
season. Brezitski will enter his first year in
the coaching profession.
lordan earned a B.S. degree in educa-
tion from Millersville University in 1976
He has been a special education teacher
at Lebanon High School since receiving
his degree. He has coached football,
baseball, and wrestling at Lebanon High
The 1986 schedule includes 10 games,
with six being played at home.
September 6 luniata Home
September 13 Wilkes Home
September 20 Widener Away
September 27 Moravian Away
October 4 Upsala Home
October 1 1 F.D. Madison Home
October 18 Albright Home
October 2 5 Susquehanna Away
November 1 Delaware Valley Home
November 15 Lycoming Away
Foster Receives Honor
Gordon (Gordiel Foster was inducted in-
to the Capital Area Chapter of the PA
Sports Hall of Fame (Harrisburg) during
the inductees banquet in May. Foster
received the honor because of his
outstanding coaching record that began
at Lykens High School in 1953 and
moved to Upper Dauphin High School in
1958. During his tenure at these schools,
his basketball teams won 17 league
championships, five District Three titles,
and six Holiday Tournaments. His over-all
record was 543 wins and 134 losses for
an average of 20.1 wins per season.
Foster began coaching at LVC in 1981.
Outstanding student athletes were
recognized at the annual Sports Awards
Banquet held in April. The awardees
were: Neil Taylor '88, Fellowship of Chris-
tian Athletes' Athlete of the Year Award:
Gary Reesor '87, Chuck Maston Award:
Kevin Peters '86, lohn Zola Award: Greg
Hessinger '88, Scott Wallace Award: Pat
Ziogar '86, sixth leading scorer in the
history of LVC basketball: Steph Smith
'88, first LVC woman to go over the thou-
sand point mark: and Jennifer Deardorf
'86, Delta Lambda Sigma Women's
Sportmanship Award and Kappa Lambda
Nu Outstanding Woman Athlete Award.
Most Valuable Players for the 1985-86
season were: football. Greg Hessinger
'88 and Frank Procelli '86: soccer, Tony
Meyers '86 and Scott Pontz '86: men's
cross country, Mike Lieb '89 and lohn
Hibshman '87: women's cross country
Cindy Sladek '89: field hockey, Dicksie
Boehler '86: men's basketball, Pat Ziogar
'86 and Don Hostetler '89: women's
basketball, Steph Smith '88: wrestling.
Rich Kichman '87 and Gary Reesor '87:
baseball, Chris Smith '88 and Mark
Sutovich '86: Softball, Steph Smith '88
and Dicksie Boehler '86: men's track, Carl
Miller '89 and lohn Hibshman '87:
women's track. Sue Yingst '89: and golf,
|oe Myers '86,
Captains for the 1986-87 athletic teams
are: football, Greg Hessinger '88 and
Paul Walsh '88: field hockey, Glenda
Shetter '88, Missy Moyer '88 and Maria
Wheeler '88: soccer, Eric Heckert '89 and
Eric Rabenhold '89: men's cross country
Ed Slagle '87 and lohn Hibschman '87:
women's cross country. Steph Butter '87
and Nicole Emrich '87: men's basketball,
Don Hostetler '89: wrestling, Kerry Meyer
'88: baseball, Chris Smith '88 and Gary
Zimmerman '88: and men's track, Carl
Miller '89 and lohn Hibschman '87. Cap-
tains for women's basketball, women's
track and the golf team will be an-
nounced in September,
6 Football vs, luniata, 1:30 p,m,
9 Soccer vs. PSU-Hazelton, 3:30 p.m.
Mens and Women's Cross Country
(Invitational). 9 a.m.
Football vs. Wilkes, L30p.m.
Soccer vs. Washington, 3:30 p.m.
Field Hockey vs. Messiah. 3:30 p.m.
Soccer vs. Kings. 1 p.m.
Field Hockey vs. Moravian, 4 p,m.
Soccer vs. Western Maryland. 3:30 p.m.
Field Hockey vs. Wilkes, 4 p m.
Field Hockey vs, Elizabethtown, \\ a,m.
Soccer vs, Allentown, 3:30 p.m.
Field Hockey vs. Susquehanna.
Soccer vs. Gettysburg. 10:30 am.
Field Hockey vs. Swarthmore. 1 1 a.m.
Men's.'Women's Cross Country vs.
Muhlenberg & Alvernia, F30p,m.
Football vs. Upsala. 1:30 p.m.
Soccer vs. York. 10:30 a.m.
Field Hockey vs. Widener 1 1 a.m.
Football vs. Fairleigh Dickinson.
Field Hockey (Alumni Game -
Homecoming). 10 30a, m.
Soccer vs. Widener 10:30 a.m.
Football vs. Albright, 1:30 p,m
Men's/Women's Cross Country vs,
Lycoming, 1 30 p.m.
Basketball Coach Gordie Foster
"The Flying Dutchmen" is one of 1 5 col-
lege nicknames not ending with the letter
's." We keep company with the Alabama
Crimson Tide. Illinois Fighting lllini. Navy
Midshipmen, N.C. State Wolfpack, Notre
Dame Fighting Irish, St, lohns Redmen,
Syracuse Orangemen, Tlilsa Golden Hur-
ricane, Avila College (MO) Avalanche,
Hawaii-Loa College Mongoose, Mary
Washington College (VA) Blue Tide,
Oberlin College (Ohio) Yeoman, Palm
Beach Atlantic |FL) Sailfish and the
University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez T^r-
zan. Source: USAJodau. March 17, 1986.
Takes Pearl To
Dublin and Lx>ndon
Kim Pearl '86 recently traveled to
Dublin, Ireland, and lx>ndon, England, in
luly as part of a $1,000 scholarship from
the Keystone State Reading Association,
The award is presented to a prospective
teacher enrolled in a Pennsylvania col-
lege teacher preparation program.
Pearl's enrollment in the elementary
education program at LVC made her
eligible for the award.
Pearl, who recently graduated magna
cum laude with a B,S, degree in elemen-
tary education and social service, is a
member of Phi Alpha Epsilon honor
society and former member of the dean
of students' staff. She is the recipient of
the Governor lames H, Duff Award and
was named to Who's Who Among ,
Students in American Colleges and
The award entitled Pearl to attend the
International Reading Association (IRA)
Youth Congress on Peace through
Literacy in Dublin, Ireland, and the IRA
World Congress on Peace through
Literacy in London, England. The KSRA
selected Pearl because of her outstand-
ing academic record, a sincere interest in
reading and literacy, two professional
recommendations and an essay describ-
ing why she thought she should be con-
sidered for the award.
Pearl was the first award recipient from
Louise Cillan Harris is the
first recipient of the Delta Kap-
pa Gamma Distinguished Achievement
Award, Delta Kappa Gamma is an inter-
national honorary organization of key
Nancy Bowman Hatz, was elected
president of the Pennsylvania Federation
of Music Clubs April 17, 1986 at the 67th
annual convention held in lohnstown, PA.
Audrie Fox Reber, travelled to
Spain for a month
Donald R. Shope retired from teaching
Clinton D. Zimmerman is
president of Hebron Senior
Citizens, He teaches Sunday school at
lona United Methodist Church.
Earl T. Caton, Jr. retired from 38 years of
music education in public schools. He is
the manager of the Hershey Symphony.
This is his 30th year at the Chambers Hill
Fire Company and Community Associa-
tion as financial secretary.
f A A Dorothy Landis Gray recently
^^ conducted the Batesville Area
Community Chorus in Faure' Raqu'iem and
produced and directed the Arkansas Col-
lege Opera Workshop in \ack and the
Edith K. Probus was honored
during a recognition ceremony
for her volunteer work as a horticulture
consultant and laboratory coordinator
for the Virginia Cooperative Extension
Service. She is serving her eighth year as
a senior plant consultant with the
Neighborhood Plant Clinic in Fairfax
Vincent A. Sherman retired
after 28 years of teaching
Donald B. Steinberg retired
from 30 years of service at
Prudential Insurance Co. He was vice
president. Computer Services and
f |™ -j Beatrice Royer Kiehner was
^ J. recognized with Red Rose
Honors by Delta Kappa Gamma for her
contribution to education. She has been
an elementary vocal music teacher for 23
years. She has served as a choir director,
soloist and chairman of the music com-
mittee of the Nu Chapter.
' C^ Mary Funck Gingrich per-
^^ formed Rachmaninoff's 2nd
Piano Concerto and several of her own ar-
rangements of gospel songs and hymns in
concert at Gravel Hill U.M. Church to a full
house, and received a standing ovation.
She was accompanied by Dr. Ross
Ellison, organist, '72
» I" ^ Abram (Abe) L. Leaman, re-
^ J tired as teacher/administrator
from Cedar Crest High School He has
been working on his genealogy for 40
years and is ready to have it published,
' C fT Dorothy M. Wenger currently
^ ^ works full time as a registered
nurse at Leisure World, a retirement
center in California She is also a soloist
in the community church
Lawrence E. Jones, Sr. has
been working for 30 years with
Glldden Durkee Division Hansen as a
senior chemist in the Reading Division
James H. Balsbaugh recently accepted
the position of cartridge development
manager with Walter Kidde. located in
James G. Novinger retired
from 2 5 years as Executive
Deputy Secretary of Banking-
Pennsylvania Department. He is Presi-
dent (1 981 -present) of Pennsylvania
Financial Services Association. Camp
chuck Seidel, Controller of
Armstrong World Industries'
Lancaster facility hosted a tour for ac-
counting students from LVC. He dis-
cussed some unique cost acccounting
applications. The Lancaster floor plant is
the largest of its kind in the world.
f • j™ Mrs. Nancy E. Fennell is a
O ^ vocal music teacher. Allentown
School District |K-5). She is an
organist/choir director at St. Timothy's
Evangelical Lutheran Church. Allentown
and is also the music director for Sunday
School and Vacation Church School.
David Kreider received his doctorate in
musical arts. He has performed as pianist
in Carnegie Hall. Wigmore Hall in Lon-
don. Vienna, and has performed several
recitals. He also lectures at Western
» • • Barbara Lenker Tredick was
OO promoted to director of nurs-
ing at York County Hospital and Home,
York. The nursing department staff has
nearly 400 nurses-
Rodney H. Shearer received his Ph.D. in
biblical studies in 1985, He will lead bible
studies at Mt, Lebanon Campmeeting
and Mt, Gretna Campmeeting's Bible
Conference. He was elected vice-
chairperson of the Eastern Pennsylvania
Conferences Commission on Higher
Education and Campus Ministry.
loan Minnie Schmehl has
been promoted to Ac-
tivities/Social Services Consultant for the
Eastern Division of Health Care and
Retirement Corporation of America. In
1985 she received her Master's degree in
recreation and leisure studies from Tem-
Donna |. Fluke Osborne
teaches music and choir
courses in a UCC seminary in the
lane Shomper McCormick is special
education instructor for mixed categor-
ical at Lenkerville Elementary Millers-
burg Area Schools,
Beth E. lones works for United
Airlines Sales m Atlanta. GA,
|ohn W. lones performs and conducts
area ensembles in and around Carlisle
His band is "Buzz lones' Big Band," He is
band leader and bassist for the group.
Currently, he is leading the Dickinson
Phillip L. Snyder was pro-
moted to senior planning ad-
ministrator at the Orlando division of
Mortin Marietta Aerospace,
Robert W. Yost received his Ph.D. in
biology in 1984. He was awarded an In-
dividual Research Service Award from
the National Institute of Health, He will
be doing research in the Department of
Veterinary Biochemistry at the State
University of Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Donald Frantz is Managing Director for
Ensemble Studio Theatre in Lns Angeles,
Bill Kauffman is the truck
sales manager of Sutliff
Chevrolet in Harrisburg.
at Shepherd Hills Dinner-Theatre in
f FJ tZ Martha M. Smith earned her
/ ^ Master's degree in public
Quintin Allan Lerch acccepted a posi-
tion as assistant director of MEND, Inc. a
non-profit ecumenical organization that
provides housing for low and moderate
income families and senior citizens living
in Moorestown. New lersey
Robert G. Moffett is currently
in his fourth year as music
director for Christ the King Church in
Charlotte A. Mackenson-Dean, Ph D
has been named physician recruiter for
the Mercy Health Care System in Cincin-
f ^ ^ Scott Drakiey is organist and
/ / choirmaster of St, lohn's
Episcopal Church and conductor of the
Ephrata Cloister Chorale. He also serves
the Lancaster Opera Workshop.
Roberta L. Burkholder is employed at
New Holland Farmers National Bank as
branch operations manager/director of
security. She is active at St, Stephen's
UCC in New Holland.
Sheila Roche is director of the Helping
Hands Day Care Center, Fredericksburg,
Ebe W. Helm, II is officer/owner of In-
surance Adjustment Corporation, Riley
and Fleming, Inc He is the boys lacrosse
coach for Pennsylvania High School, and
coaches a boys basketball team in
Kim R. Kegerise participated in NATO-
sponsored exercises. He is an Army Sgt.
and musician with the 3rd Infantry Divi-
sion Band, West Germany
|ohn |. Cooper has completed recruit
training at Recruit Training Command,
Great L^kes, IL.
Lucinda Burger Knauer portrayed
Mother Abbess in "The Sound of Music"
Robert A. lohnson is asso
ciate minister of worship at the
Tabernacle Church, Melbourne, FL, He
traveled throughout the eastern US. and
Canada conducting seminars on music
f Q f\ Ann Calhoon works as a
0\/ laboratory technician I for the
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
at Summerdale Diagnostic Laboratory.
Linda C. Friskey joined the communica-
tions staff of the National Center for
Missing and Exploited Children,
Deborah Mack is a senior analyst pro-
grammer with ISA, Inc., a consulting firm,
William T. Reinecke will be receiving
the Master of Music Education degree
from the University of South Carolina.
Rodger Martin received his
MS, in nuclear engineering
from the University of Illinois in January
1986. He also received the Chancellor's
Fellowship from UCLA and is presently
participating in the fusion engineering
Gloria Santoni is hospice coordinator at
Lebanon's Good Samaritan Hospital,
Denise Achey attended the
Cologne Music Conservatory
in West Germany and earned a degree in
choral conducting. She is currently the
vocal music director at Middletown High
School in Maryland.
Kevin Kaden is a certified public ac-
countant at Grant Thornton International
in New York,
Kimberly Haunton McSweeney is
teaching elementary general music in
Prince Georges County, Maryland,
Roger Kurtz is an organist at
Lititz Moravian Church, He is a
member of the Lancaster Chapter of the
American Guild of Organists,
Keith W. Sweger received his Master of
Music degree in woodwinds from Bowl-
ing Green State University. He will be
pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts
degree from the University of Wisconsin
in the fall of H
f Q A Bryan Rowe is the former
O^ organist at St. Paul's Church.
He is now in Maryland pursuing further
Carmen Ametrano currently works as
an account analyst and financial advisor
for the Lancaster County Goat Farms
lames L. Campbell is a salesman for
Herr Foods, Inc.
f Q • Donna Spitler is senior mar-
OO keting research analyst at Her-
shey Chocolate World.
Brian Walter to Joan DeConna, August
Melvyn Kaplan to Donna Grun,
December 15, 1Q85,
Russell P. Labe to Karen A, Parker,
November 3, 19(S4
lames Haupt to T^ra Myers 83 August
Bruce Lyman to lean Bowers, March
George Yates to Dawn Dunlap.
Gene DeStefano to Karie Kyriss, April 4,
Timothy Long to Brenda Andrews.
February 15, 1986
Christopher Palmer to Susan Thomp-
son '84, Ncwember 2. 1985.
loseph Angelo to Sue Butter.
Clifford E. Plummer to Nancy Ar-
ciosky 85, May 25. 1985
To |im Hansen and Alice Hansen 72 a
son, lames Monroe, on February 10,
To Barbara Biser and David Biser. a
daughter, Margaret Anna, on October
To Evelyn Spruce Warner and Barry
Warner, a daughter, Elizabeth |oy on
lanuary 20, 1984
To Joseph Zearfoss and Wendie Zear-
foss 74, a daughter, on April 9, 1986.
To Holly Shirk Whittle and Daniel
Whittle 76, twin boys, Samuel Carl and
Martin Charles, on November 13, 1985
To Frank Tavani 76 and Agnes Tavani. a
son. Daniel loseph. on March 3. 1986.
To Donna Housel Metzger and David
Metzger. a daughter, Megan Elizabeth,
on December 11, 1985,
To Suzanne Hackman Kirkoff and
Robert Kirkoff, a daughter. Lame, on
lanuary 14, 1986
To leffrey Bomberger and Elaine
Thallner 79, a daughter, Ann Michelle
Bomberger, on lune 14. 1983 and a son.
Thomas Thallner Bomberger. on
November 13. 1985
To Laura Sealey DeBlasse and Brian
DeBiasse. a daughter, lill Erin, on March
To Scott Carney and Susan Engle
Carney, a son. David Glenn, on February
To Karen Cunningham Flanders and
David Flanders, a son. Ryan Matthew, on
September 17, 1984 and a daughter,
Lauren Elizabeth, on April 8, 1986,
To Jan Eric Smith and Tina Ogden
Smith, a son, Eric Ogden, on February
To Carol and Larry Potts, a daughter.
Elizabeth Marie, on lanuary 20. 1986
To Victoria Salisbury and Rev. Charles
Salisbury '81. a son. Stephen Paul, on
March 7. 1986.
To leffrey Gacono and Tina Gacono. a
son. on March 5. 1'
Helen Brightbill Statton, on lanuary
2 3. 19,S(,
Dr. Charles H. Arndt, on February 16.
1986. in Sumter. South Carolina.
Harry Katerman, on May 31. 1985. in
Bloom slnirg. Pennsylvania
Simon P. Bomgardner, on March 21,
19,H<i, in Annvillc, Pennsylvania
Edwin G. Sheffey, on lanuary 8, 1986, in
Dr. Mary C. McClanachan, on May 13
Dr. Clarence 1. Noll, on March 3, 1986,
Elinor H. Holston, on April 1, 1986, in
Trula Koch Herr. on March 1. 1986.
C. Frederick Gruber, on lanuary 17.
1986. in Palmyra. Pennsylvania.
John K. Eastland, on March 18. 1986, in
San Rafael, California
James L. Crook, in July 1985, in
Ernestine Jagnesak Smith, on Feb-
ruary 14, 1985
Anne Louise Hartz LaClair on Novem-
ber 24, 1985 in Lititz, Pennsylvania.
If you would like
to assist the adm
issions office by representing LVC at
college night or fair in your area, please contact Greg Stanson. dean of
enrollment at (717) 867-6181. Through you
r volunteer efforts, high
school students w
io attend these
events learn about the college from
you . , , a successful graduate of LVC!
Conard H S
Sept. 2 5
Bishop Kenrick H.S.
Owen 1. Roberts H.S.
Snnyrna H S
Nov 1 1
Glasgow H S
Dallastown Area H.S.
Central York Sr. H.S.
Harford Comm. College
Natl, College Fair
Monsignor Bonner H.S
Nat'l Convention Center
Archbishop Ryan H.S.
Nov 1 1
Bowie H S
7 p m.
Bishop McDevitt HS
Sept. 2 5
Wildwood Catholic H.S
Notre Dame H.S.
Berks Co. College Fair
Bishop Eustace Prep
Cumberland Valley H S
Gloucester Co. College
6 30-8:30 pm
Nov 1 1
Lower Merion H S
Ramapo H S
Wayne Hills H.S.
7 p m.
Nov 1 1
Middlesex Co. College
Nat 1 College Fair
7:30-9 30 p.m
9 a.m.-l p.m
Atlantic Comm. College
NafI College Fair
Watchung Hills Reg H S.
Nov. 1 3
Natl College Fair
9 a.m.-l p.m.
Central Bucks H.S West
Ocean Co. College
Council Rock H.S.
Rockland Comm. College Bardonia
Fairfax County Pub.
Schools (Fair Oaks
10-30 a. m-
Broome Co. Veterans
11 am -3 pm
Broome Co. Veterans
Oct. 2 3
OHfrt^tmag at ®l|e ^alkg
Visit LVC's beautifully lit campus and attend the
special Christmas service in Miller Chapel on
Sunday. December 7, 1986 at 7:30 p.m.
The Christmas service Includes the College
orchestra, directed by Suzanne Caldwell Riehl
adjunct instructor in music, and anthems by the
College Chorus, directed by Robert C. L^u. professor
Dale Erskine, assistant professor of biology (shown
above), was chosen by the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA) to be a faculty assistant for the
1986 Space Life Sciences TVaining Program. He is one of
two assistants selected from a nationwide search
"This is just a wonderful opportunity for me and a real
honor." noted Erskine "My hope is to bring a lot of new
knowledge back to share with my students here at
Lebanon Valley College and with the community in
The purpose of the program is to attract young resear-
chers to the life sciences area to help build a pool of talent
in universities, industry and NASA with practical ex-
perience in space flight
He returned from his five-week stint at NASA in luly