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Summer 1986 

O'Brians Challenge 

Carolyn Hanes: 
Counselor and 

TYacy Wenger: 
Another Leader 

Helping Hands 
Reach Out 

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 

Thank you. 


Jy . C/^'^^2.<2.<S'#^ 

Arthur L Peterson 

Lebanon Valley College Magazine 

Vol. 3, Number 2 
Summer 1986 

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 
and friends. 

Send address changes to: 
The Valleij 

LVC Communications 
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 


OBrian's Challenge 


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 


Campus Update 


Faculty Profiles 


Alunnni News 





Master Series 1986-87 

Saturday October 4 
Friday, October 24 

Friday December 5 
Friday lanuary 16 
Friday February 6 

Friday March 13 


Each Performance 

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, 

Commencement '86 

"Shim brightly my friends, 
you are the promise of 
everybody's tomorrow'.' 

- 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 
these days. 

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 
Marine Corps. 

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 

Carolyn Hanes: 


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 
political science. 

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 

Tracy Wenger 

Another Leader 

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 

Graduation Day: 

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 
Rotary Scholarship 

"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 " 

Helping Hands 
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 
Hands Weekend, 

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- 
cess story, 

"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 
placed advertising 

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 
to trif 

"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 
helping hand." 

Scott Kirk 87, is an English/ 
communications major in his third 
year with the Communications Office. 

Tliat Extra 


By Melissa |, 
Huffman 88 

"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. 

LVC Calendar 

luly 1 

September 3 
September 2 1 

October 3-5 
October 5 

October 5 

October 12 

October 1 7 
October 17-18 

October 18 
October 28 
November 2 
November 4 
November 7 
November 13 

November 16 
November 18 
November 21 

"Making A Dif- 
ference" The 1986 
Annual Fund begins 
Classes begin 
Faculty Recital: David 
Bilger, Saxophone 
Parents Weekend 
Annual Fund 
Phonathon begins 
Faculty Recital: 
Suzanne Caldwell 
Riehl. organ 
Faculty Recital: 
Klement Hambourg. 

Presidential Leader- 
ship Dinner 
Football vs 
Crosscountry vs. 

Athletic Hall of 

Movie ""Tootsie" 
Dinner & Dancing 
On Golden Pond play 
by Wig & Buckle 
Board of Trustees 

Guild Student Group 
Organ Recital 
Faculty Recital: 
Robert Rose, clarinet 
Guild Student Group 
Organ Recital 
Pickwell Benefit 

Student Recital: Amy 
Beth Hammerstone. 
piano, and Bryan 
Scollick. clarinet 
Symphony Orchestra 

Evening of Wood- 
winds Concert 
Thanksgiving vaca- 
tion begins 

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. 

Campus Update 

McGill Appointed 
Sixth Dean 

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 
years ahead." 

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. 

Scholars Named 

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 
recipients are 

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 
Biology Department 

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 
research labs. 

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 
Lancaster. PA, 

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 
mathematical skills' 

The event is almost entirely student 
run. This years coordinator was Karen 
Karapandza '87, a math major from Har- 
risburg. PA 


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- 
cessful year' 

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 
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 
category "Sculpture." 

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.'" 

Alumni News 

Tavani Named Director 

Frank Tavani, |r, lb. was recently nam- 
ed director of alumni relations and 
parents programs- 

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 
President Peterson," 

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. 

Alumni Scholarship 

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, 

LVC Ambassadors 

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 






October 17-19 

* 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 Dinner, 

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, 
PA 17003,(717)867-6221, 



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, 


Home Games 

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. 

3:30 p.m. 
Soccer vs. Gettysburg. 10:30 am. 
(Parents Weekend) 

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 

Trivia Time: 

"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 
women educators. 

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 
in 1974. 


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 
County. VA 

Vincent A. Sherman retired 
after 28 years of teaching 
special education 

Donald B. Steinberg retired 
from 30 years of service at 
Prudential Insurance Co. He was vice 
president. Computer Services and 
Building Operations. 

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. 


special e( 


' 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 
North Carolina 


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 
Maryland College. 



» • • 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- 
ple University 

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 
lazz Ensemble. 

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 
Wescosville, PA, 

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 

lacksonville, FL, 

Charlotte A. Mackenson-Dean, Ph D 

has been named physician recruiter for 
the Mercy Health Care System in Cincin- 
nati, Ohio, 

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 
Delaware County, 

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 
and worship, 

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, 
Washington, DC, 

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 
PhD program 

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. 



\n Mcmoiiam 


Brian Walter to Joan DeConna, August 
12, 1984 

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 
23, 1985 

Bruce Lyman to lean Bowers, March 
22. 1986. 

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 

18, 1985 

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 

21. 1986. 

To Scott Carney and Susan Engle 

Carney, a son. David Glenn, on February 

12. 1986 

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 

15, 1986. 


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 
Towandd, Pennsylvania 

Dr. Mary C. McClanachan, on May 13 

Dr. Clarence 1. Noll, on March 3, 1986, 

Elinor H. Holston, on April 1, 1986, in 
Norfolk, Virginia. 

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 
Lawrenceburg, Indiana 

Ernestine Jagnesak Smith, on Feb- 
ruary 14, 1985 

Anne Louise Hartz LaClair on Novem- 
ber 24, 1985 in Lititz, Pennsylvania. 

You're Invited 

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! 





Nov S 

Conard H S 

West Hartford 


Sept. 2 5 

Bishop Kenrick H.S. 


6:30 p.m. 


Oct 1 

Owen 1. Roberts H.S. 


7-9 p.m. 

Nov 10 

Snnyrna H S 


6:30-9 p.m. 

Oct 2 

Pottsgrove H.S. 


8:30-11:30 a.m. 

Nov 1 1 

Glasgow H S 


6:30-9 p.m. 

Oct. 2 

St. PiusXHS. 


12:30-2:30 p.m. 


Oct. 6 

Dallastown Area H.S. 


7 p.m. 


Oct. 7 

Central York Sr. H.S. 


6 p.m. 

Oct 7 

Harford Comm. College 


6:30-9 p.m. 

Oct. 14 

Susquehanna Valley- 

Oct^ 13 

KentCo. H.S. 


7-9 p.m. 


Nov. 6 

Natl, College Fair 

Baltimore Convention 



7-9 p.m. 

Oct 14 

Monsignor Bonner H.S 

Drexel Hill 

7:30 p.m. 



5-9 p.m 

Oct 15 

Everett H.S 



Nov 7 

Nat'l Convention Center 


9am-l pm 

Oct. 15 

Archbishop Ryan H.S. 

Nov 1 1 

MilfordMill H.S 


8-10 p.m. 

Nov 18 

Bowie H S 


7:30 p.m. 



7 p m. 

Oct. 16 

Bishop McDevitt HS 


7:30 p.m. 

New lersey 

Oct. 20 

Montgomery Co 

Sept. 2 5 

Wildwood Catholic H.S 

N Wildwood 

7-9 pm. 

Comm College 

Blue Bell 

6:30-9:30 p.m. 

Oct. 7 

Notre Dame H.S. 


7-9 p.m. 

Oct 27 

Berks Co. College Fair 

Oct. 8 

Bishop Eustace Prep 

(Reading H.S.) 


6-9 p.m. 



7-9 p.m. 

Oct 28 

Cumberland Valley H S 


7-9 p.m. 

Oct 15 

Gloucester Co. College 


6 30-8:30 pm 

Nov 1 1 

Lower Merion H S 


8:30-10:24 a.m. 

Oct 15 

Ramapo H S 

Franklin Lakes 

7:30-9:30 pm 

Nov 11 

Harnsburg Area 

Oct 16 

Wayne Hills H.S. 


7 p m. 

Comm. College 


3:30-5 p.m 

Oct 16 

Marlboro H.S. 


7:30-9:30 p.m 

Nov 1 1 



7-9 p.m. 

Oct 19 

Middlesex Co. College 


1-4 p.m. 

Nov. 12 

Nat 1 College Fair 

Oct 22 

Cranford H.S 


7:30-9 pm. 

Philadelphia Civic 

Oct. 23 

Tenafly H.S. 


7:30-9 30 p.m 



9 a.m.-l p.m 

Nov. 2 

Atlantic Comm. College 

Atlantic City 

1 p.m 

Nov 12 

NafI College Fair 


5-9 p.m. 

Nov. 5 

Watchung Hills Reg H S. 


7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Nov. 1 3 

Natl College Fair 


9 a.m.-l p.m. 

Nov. 18 

Union H.S. 


7:30-9 p.m. 

Nov 18 

Central Bucks H.S West 


8:30-10:04 a.m. 

Nov. 20 

Ocean Co. College 

Toms River 

7-9 p.m. 

Nov 19 

Council Rock H.S. 


11:15 a.m.- 

New York 


1:15 pm. 

Oct 15 

Rockland Comm. College Bardonia 

7-10 p.m 

Oct. 19 

Fairfax County Pub. 

Oct. 21 

Tompkins Cortland 

Schools (Fair Oaks 

Comm College 


10-30 a. m- 


Falls Church 

7-9:30 p.m. 

Oct. 22 

Broome Co. Veterans 


2 p.m. 

11 am -3 pm 

Oct. 22 

Broome Co. Veterans 


6-9 p.m. 

Oct. 2 3 

Arnot Hall 


1-3:30 p.m. 

Oct. 23 

Arnot Hall 


6:30-9 p.m. 




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 
of music. 








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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