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Summer 1987 



Long 

on 
Hope 



Lebanon Valley College Magazine 

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Trustees 

Approve 

Campaign 





Commencement 
1987 



Alumni 
Weekend 




Questions: 

Key to 
Learning 



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International 

Exhibit 
on Campus 



From the President 




I am preparing today tor a challaiging and 
fascinating conference— a week-long seminar 
to which fifteen college presidents have been 
invited by the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor 
Foundation to discuss some of the major 
problems of contemporary educational leader- 
ship. It will be challenging because each of my 
colleagues in this venture is an outstanding 
educator. It will be fascinatnig because our 
discussion will be set against the backdrop of 
a large number of readings of great 
philosophical and religious works. 

Part of my homework on this Fourth of July 
weekend consisted in the rereading of Plato's 
Republic. As a political philosopher by train- 
ing, that quintessential work has been, of 
course, a staple in my intellectual diet over 
the past forty years as professor, public ser- 
vant and president. Even so, it was exciting to 
once again think through the main question 
asked in the Republic— 'What does Justice 
mean and how can it be realized in human 
society?" Weaving back and forth through 
the Socratic dialogue I ultimately arrived at 
that question Socrates called the most impor- 
tant of all questions: "How ought we to 
live?" A philosophical query, a religious in- 
vitation, and indeed, a very practical matter 
of day to da\' decisions, this question is, all in 
all, a suitable theme for this, my last quarterly 
message as President of Lebanon Valley 
College. 

"How ought we to live?" in this case refers 
to what we have done, together, during the 
past three and a half years: What kind of 
stewardship have we shown?; What dreams 
have hardened into fact?; What visions still 
remain? 

Let me say at the outset I am very proud of 
what we have done jointly, as a College com- 
munity, and of what each segment has ac- 
complished individually. What we have 
done, we have done as a team. We have built 
upon the solid foundations of the past and 
now look to the future with great expecta- 
tions, with irrepressible confidence and with 
the excitement of a great institution rapidly 



enhancing its ability to serve all of its consti- 
tuencies and determined to do so. Let us ex- 
amine the factual basis for my optimism. 

1. Our student body. We will open, in all 
likelihood, with a higher enrollment this 
September than in Fall, 1986, despite the 
diminished pool of high school graduates. 
The quality of our student body is reflected in 
our Leadership Scholarship winners who set 
the pace for the entire student body with 
average SAT scores of 1143. We will have the 
largest number of male matriculants in 
September, 1987, that we have had for nearly 
a decade, and we are encouraged as well by 
the steadily increasing enrollments in our 
Evening, Weekend and Special Programs. 

2. Financial Condition. We recently paid 
off all indebtedness on the College dor- 
mitories and that act, in conjunction with the 
early retirement of the Garber Science Center 
bonds last year, means that all buildings cur- 
rently in use on campus, but one, are debt 
free (Blair Music Hall, whose principal carries 
extremely low interest payments is still en- 
cumbered.) Pledges and payments for the 
new Arnold Sports Center are most en- 
couraging! A continuation of the current giv- 
ing pattern for this exciting and much needed 
new facility will mean it, too, could be debt 
free within a relatively short period of years. 

During these years when we have moved 
toward a debt free campus, our endowment 
has doubled. Three and a half years ago, en- 
dowment stood at approximately $4.6 
million. Today, it is at about $9 million. 

Most of this dramatic improvement is the 
direct result of the hard work of my 
predecessors, particularly. Dr. Fred Sample. 
Sound investment policies of our Board Com- 
mittee on Finance and Investments, aided by 
the rise in the stock market, were also in- 
strumental in bringing about this most 
favorable development. 

During each of the past three years, we 
have worked very hard to operate within a 
balanced budget. This year we are again 
pleased to note a substantial operating 
surplus. 

We are pleased too, that during these years 
our campus has expanded from 50 acres to 
over 300 acres including a beautiful 100-plus 
acres adjacent to the campus and a lovely en- 
vironmental studies park of over 140 acres in 
the historic Gettysburg area. 

3. Academic programs. As exciting as the 
news is with respect to our student body and 
the bright financial picture that has emerged 
over the past few years, perhaps the most 
significant developments have occurred in the 
heart of our educational enterprise, the 
academic program itself. 

Three and a half years ago, when I was 
selected to become the fourteenth president of 
Lebanon Valley College, 1 announced that it 
was my most earnest hope that this great and 
good institution would rededicate itself to the 
development of Leaders whose Judeo- 
Christian Values would produce a new com- 
mitment to Community. As a team, we then 



committed ourselves to that task. Today, 
though much remains to be done in reifying 
this goal totally, I believe we have moved well 
down the path toward its accomplishment. 

Our Leadership Studies program, with a 
strong Values orientation, is in place and every 
student will henceforth better understand the 
obligations and opportunities of leadership in 
a free society, and more fully share in the im- 
provement of the community in which he or 
she dwells— whether that community is the 
immediate extended family or the larger com- 
munity of all humankind. 

So, as we look back at what we set out to 
do and what we have accomplished, I hope 
that all of us— alumni. Board members, 
faculty, staff and administration have been 
good stewards of our charge "to maintain 
forever an institution of high grade." I am 
certain that each of us who has played a 
leadership role during these past four years 
hopes this chapter in the life of the College 
will be seen, to use the military analogy, as a 
"staging period" when the College prepared 
for a massive assault to conquer the heights of 
true educational greatness. 1, for one, believe 
it. If each of us continues to give our love and 
support to the imperative work ahead, it unll 
be soU! 

Connie and I will find it very hard to leave 
this warm and wonderful family. These years 
have been challenging and rewarding for 
both of us. Although we have been part of 
many outstanding college and university 
communities over the years, we have never 
felt as much love for an institution and its 
people as we have felt for the Lebanon Valley 
family, nor have we ever felt as loved as we 
do here in your midst. Your supportive 
understanding has been particularly mean- 
ingful as we have had to make the decision to 
move into circumstances that are less de- 
manding and stressful. 

1 will not attempt to express the deep 
gratitude 1 feel for your individual contribu- 
tions to the progress we have made here dur- 
ing this one generation of college students. 
Suffice it to say that each of you, by letter, by 
telephone, by earnest effort of your app>ointed 
task, by gift, by an encouraging word, by 
constructive criticism, by your loyalty to LVC, 
have answered the question that Socrates 
asked: How ought we to live? You have 
answered it with your lives of service and 
love for one another, your loyalty to the high 
ideals of a private, church-related school, by 
your continuing quest for e.xcellence, by your 
manifest, values-centered leadership in your 
professional and personal lives and in your 
caring concern for community. You are LVC, 
writ large, and the Petersons are proud and 
deeply grateful to have been an intimate part 
of this great institution. Thank you for that 
privilege! 

Sincerely, 




Arthur L. Peterson 



Lebanon Valley College Magazine 



Vol. 4, Number 2 
Summer 1987 



Editor, Maril A. Weister 
Assistant Editor, John B. Deamer 
Director of Alumni Services and 

Parents' Programs 
Kathleen Y. Thach '85 

The Valley is published four times a vear 
bv Lebanon Valley College and distributed 
without charge to alumni and friends. 

Send address changes to; 
The Valley 

LVC Communications 
Lebanon Valley College 
Annville, PA 17003 



Table of Contents 



4 Long on Hope by Melissa J. Huffman 

Becky Long, biology major, does bone research 



5 International Exhibit on Campus 

Anne Frank's story is depicted in modern display 



6 Trustees Approve Campaign 

College officials look to the 125th anniversary of LVC's founding 



7 Questions: Key to Learning 

Professor Don Byrne comments on the process of learning 



8 Alumni Weekend Review 



11 Campus Update 



15 Faculty Profile 



16 Sports 



17 Classnotes 



From the Editor: 




A good subtitle for this issue is "LVC— Past, Present and 
Future." 

Melissa Huffman's article "Long on Hope" gives us a 
look at one of tomorrow's surgeons. A review of the inter- 
national exhibit "Anne Frank in the World" describes how 
a modern display teaches us about the past and provokes 
us to think about the future of our world. 

The LVC trustees have looked into the future and recent- 
ly approved a capital campaign that will take us into the 
1990's and beyond. 

And Professor Don Byrne gives us a glimspe of how he 
challenges today's student, citizen of tomorrow. 

This issue wouldn't be complete without a review of 
Alumni Weekend and Commencement to tie it all together 



Past, Present and Future. Enjoy this issue! 



Sincerely, 




-C^ 



Maril A. 
Editor 



Weister 



Correction: A photo in the Spring edition incorrectly identified Dorothy Smith (Mrs. Harry 
E. Smith) as Dorothy Pencil Smith. An article in the same issue incorrectly identified Murl 
Golden as Dorothy Gulden and Kathryn Wheeler Ganci was incorreclty listed as Kafhryn 
Wheeler Snavely. Our apologies to these individuals. 



Long on Hope 



by Melissa J. Huffman 




(L to R) Emmanuel "Mannv" ftul, Becky Long and Dr. Harlan Daubert discuss the 
slide Becky has been studying. 

What would you do if you needed a bone replacement? 
Currently, you would have to settle for an artificial im- 
plant. But, if research teams around the world have 
anything to say about it, you will someday be able to get what 
you need from a local bone bank, similar to the familiar blood 
bank. 

Like all medical somedays, that day will come when research 
unravels the web of mystery surrounding the problem of preserv- 
ing articular cartUage. One person who has worked on solving 
this mystery is Becky Long, a senior biology major at LVC. Last 
semester Long participated in research at The Hershey Medical 
Center. And, according to Emmanuel "Manny" Paul, team lab 
technician, she asked a million questions. 

And that is where it all starts. With questions. The specific 
question Long's team tried to answer was "What is the best way 
to preserve articular cartilage, which is found in most moveable 
joints?" The answer, when found, could lead to the establishment 
of bone banks. 

Professional journal articles keep world-wide research teams 
informed on what has been tried to date, both successes and 
failures. Long completed her own literature review of the topic 
before joining Hershey's research team and learned that the bone 
itself can be preserved, but because the cartilage does not func- 
tion the bone cannot be implanted in a human being. 

Her team studied two ways of preserving the cartilage. The 
first involved taking the chondrocytes, which are free cells in the 
cartilage, out of the matrix and freezing them. "It is essential," 
says Long, "that these be preserved because they are the only liv- 
ing part of the cartilage." The second way involved freezing the 
whole articular cartilage intact, matrix and all. The matrix in- 
cludes everything surrounding the cells, which is extracellular 
material. 

To guard against ice formation within and around the cells 
during freezing, the team used the two types of cryopreser- 
vatives proven most successful to date: glycerol and 
dimethylsulphoxide (DMSO). 

The team formed two opinions as to why the chondrocytes 
aren't surviving when the entire cartilage is preserved, matrix in- 
tact. One is that the cryopreservatives aren't getting deep enough 
into the cartilage to preserve the cells. The second is that the 
cryopreservatives are toxic and are killing the cells. 

The researchers tried a staining procedure to see how far into 
the cartilage the cryopireservative was going. "They were very ex- 
cited about the method and thought they had the answer," says 
Long. But they couldn't consistently produce the same results 
and so they had to abandon the method. 

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Long tried to learn why various methods didn't work. She 
looked at cells before and after freezing and tried to determine if 
the cells were damaged and, if so, what parts. 

Through Dr. Allen Wolfe, professor of biology at Lebanon 
Valley College and Long's advisor, she learned to use an electron 
microscope, which has a built-in camera, to take pictures of the 
cells before and after freezing. Becky says she literally jumped up 
and down when she got her first pictures, exclaiming, "I found 
some cells! I found some cells!" 

"Very few times is there a gigantic breakthrough," says Dr. 
Harlan Daubert, a research fellow at Hershey. "The way you get 
that is to have little breakthroughs." 

Research is very repetitious, methodical work that rarely pro- 
duces immediate results. According to Dr. Daubert, a typical 
week included coming up with a question pertaining to the 
study; designing and completing an experiment to answer the 
question; getting cartilage for experimentation (team favorites 
were baby chick femurs and cow's knees shavings); putting the 
data into a computer and analyzing it to see if the question could 
be answered. 

This frequently was tedious, but Long seemed to thrive on it. 
"Her greatest asset is her enthusiasm," says Dr. Daubert. Wolfe 
agrees that, although Long asks a lot of questions, she always is 
willing to seek answers for herself. 

These characteristics and her personal experience led her into 
research. 

While in high school, she underwent knee surgery for ab- 
normal softening and degeneration of cartilage, which is related 
to osteoarthritis. Typically, Long asked a lot of questions and her 
doctor provided information. Having been interested in architec- 
ture and medical design throughout high school. Long began 
thinking about the structure and design of the knee. 

In time. Long formed a hypothesis for a study of her own. 
Cartilage degeneration, according to her hypothesis, is directly 
related to mechanical misallignment and variations in matrix 
composition. But she didn't stop with the hypothesis. She sought 
the advice of Dr. Henry Mankin, professor of orthopedics at 
Harvard Medical School and chief of orthopedic surgery at 
Massachusetts General Hospital, one of the leading hospitals in 
the country for orthopedic surgery. Dr. Mankin, a world- 
reknown expert on cartilage metabolism, was so interested in her 
hypothesis that he invited her to spend a week in his lab. 

There, Mankin and Long discussed her hypothesis and he ex- 
pressed his belief that it was a good one. However, he pointed 
out, there was no way to prove it because any degeneration 
would be due to causes other than Long's manipulation. Since it 
is essential in any study to eliminate all variables except the one 
with which you are working. Long would need a way to preserve 
articular cartilage. 

Mankin encouraged Long to keep her hypothesis and try to 
design a study to prove it. She plans to do just that. Currently, 
those suffering from osteoarthritis are treated with drug therapy, 
restricted mobility and probable surgery. If Long's study is suc- 
cessful, proper treatment would allow the patient to return to 
normal without major life adjustments. 

That is more than enough incentive for Long to plan a career in 
clinical research and orthopedic surgery. "I don't want to lose 
touch with the patient side of medicine," she says. She hopes to 
obtain a Ph.D. and M.D. simultaneously, which will involve six 
to seven years of education, in addition to residency. 

This enthusiasm, intensity and dedication are precisely what is 
needed for the tall order of curing osteoarthritis. But those are 
precisely the qualities Long possesses and that is precisely what 
she plans to do. 



International Exhibit 
on Campus 

by Maril A. Weister 

Annville had much in common with such major U.S. cities 
as Miami, New York, Baltimore and Boston when the in- 
ternational exhibit, "Anne Frank in the World: 
1929-1945" arrived on campus for a thirteen-day stay in May. 

And while most cities had to pay $13,000 to get the exhibit, it 
came to the Lebanon community for only the cost of transfxjrta- 
tion to Lebanon. 

"Cornelis Suijk, the international director of the Anne Frank 
Foundation in Amsterdam felt pretty strongly about making the 
exhibit available to the community," said Grayson Covil, a 
spokeswoman for the New York Anne Frank Center. 

Suijk made the offer in recognition of a bequest of approx- 
imately $186,000 to the Anne Frank Foundation from the will of 
Fredericksburg (Lebanon County) artist Hedy Deeds, whose 
cousin married Otto Frank, Anne Frank's father. 




Area residents Eleanor and Ken Watts, neighbors and friends of 
Deeds, were executors of Hedy's will, and two of the many area 
residents responsible for bringing the exhibit to the Annville 
campus. 

Says Eleanor, "One of the objectives of the Anne Frank Foun- 
dation is to educate the next generation so something like this 
won't happen again." 

William J. McGill, LVC dean of faculty and member of 
Lebanon's St. Luke's Episcopal Church where the Watts also at- 
tend, believes that "having this exhibit affirms the College's com- 
mitment to serving the broader community in a way consistent 
with our educational and moral purposes." 

McGill also served on the committee of local citizens who coor- 
dinated the details of getting the exhibit to the area. Several com- 
mittee members including Lebanon's Rabbi Louis Zivic felt that 
the College was the best place in the county to display the exhibit 
because of its size. 




More than 5600 people, including 30 school groups, viewed the Anne Frank Ex- 
hibit at Lebanon Vallev College in Mav. 

Sixty panels (10 feet high) of 800 illuminated, silk-screened 
photographs of Anne Frank and her family plus other historical 
photographs tell the story of the Holocaust. Also included in the 
exhibit are manuscripts, a model of the secret annex where the 
Frank family hid, and a video for school children. 

The photographs capture the moments of everyday life and 
also depict such larger events as the gradual separation of Jews 
and non-Jews, which led to the final deportation. Attention is 
drawn to both the Nazi collaboration and resistance. 

The exhibition also treats the aftermath of World War II, and 
considers not only the immediate political aftershocks such as the 
division of Europe, but today's re-emergence of Nazism and the 
denial of the Holocaust. 

Because Otto Frank was an amateur photographer, the exhibit 
includes many pre-war photographs of the Frank family, in- 
cluding photos that reveal an Anne not often seen before- 
laughing with friends or with her older sister Margot, who also 
died at Bergen-Belsen. 

This is the Anne who was adored by her cousin Buddy Elias. 
He told McCall's magazine last year that "Anne carried her heart 
in her hands— she was never very good at covering up her feel- 
ings." 

Many of the Frank family photographs came from a scrapbook 
left anonymously at the Anne Frank Center in Amsterdam in 
1980, according to Covil. "The donator probably found the scrap- 
book in a piece of old furniture," she added. 

The purpose of revealing an intimate look at the Frank family 
is not sentimental, said Dewar MacLeod, researcher and educator 
at the Anne Frank Center. 

By showing that Anne Frank was "an ordinary girl," creators 
of the exhibit hopied viewers would realize that "an updated ver- 
sion of Nazi ideology is not inconceivable." 

The exhibit, which is concurrently touring in Europe and 
Japan, has been touring the U.S. since it opened in New York 
City in June 1985. 

More than 5600 people, including 30 school groups, saw the 
exhibit while it remained on campus. 

To learn more about The Anne Frank Center in Amsterdam or 
the American Friends of The Anne Frank Center Inc., or to make 
a contribution to further their efforts, write to: 

The Anne Frank House, Prinsengracht 263, 1016 GV Amster- 
dam (telephone 020-26-45-33), or. The Frank Center Inc., 135 
East 55th St., New York, New York, 10022 (telephone 
212-980-1285). 



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Board of Trustees Approve Capital 
Campaign: Authorize $6.5 Million Goal 



At its regularly scheduled meeting on May 8, the Board of 
Trustees authorized the establishment of a $6.5 million 
goal for the yet to be "officially announced" 125th An- 
niversanj Campaign. This exciting news comes following a quiet 
solicitation of Board members for their support of a capital cam- 
paign which will move into a more active phase this Fall. 

It was the positive, early response of Trustees and a few special 
friends which enabled the College to proceed with the ground- 
breaking for the Edward H. Arnold Sports Center in AprU of this 
year. One of the major objectives of the campaign is to raise the 
funds to support the costs of the center while at the same time 
adding significantly to the endowment of the College. 

President Peterson, in speaking of the pace set by the Trustees, 
remarked: "It has been inspiring and encouraging in this period 
- before we even publicly announce our fund raising plans - to 
see how so many have responded so generously to the important 
needs of the College. In The 125th Anniversan/ Campaign we will 
be seeking to assure the continued vitality of Lebanon Valley Col- 
lege into the 21st Century. We're certainly off to an auspicious 
beginning!" 

Plans for the campaign have been underway for well over a 
year. Trustee Charles W. Wolfe '44 has accepted the National 
Chairmanship of the effort and Trustees Edward H. Arnold and 
Harlan R. Wengert have chaired the Trustee and Major Gifts 
Committee which has set such an impressive pace. Allan W. 
Mund will serve as Honorary Chairman of the campaign. This 
Fall, committees chaired by Martin L. Gluntz '53 (Leadership 
Gifts), Dr. Carroll E. Ditzler '58 (Special Gifts), Dr. Arthur L. 
Ford (Campus Gifts), Dr. Gerald D. Kauffman '44 (General Gifts) 
and John R. Eby '57 (Corporate and Foundation Gifts) wUl begin 
their important work. 

The projects and programs to be addressed with funds raised 
through The 125th Anniversary Campaign fall into three categories: 
I. The need to increase athletic facilities; 
II. The need to increase the endowment; 

III. The need to fund special projects; 

A description of each of these needs follows. 
I. The Need to Increase Athletic Facilities 

Lebanon Valley College is fortunate to have a campus with ex- 
cellent physical facilities that meet most requirements for 
classrooms, faculty offices, dormitories and dining halls and ad- 
ministrative offices. However, serious deficiencies exist in one 
area of the physical plant: sports and recreation. 

During the past twenty-five years, a major change in the quali- 
ty, size and diversity of intercollegiate athletic and recreation 
facilities has occurred at a majority of the colleges with which 
Lebanon Valley College competes for students. Lebanon Valley 
College was near the "top of the list" in terms of sports facilities 
in 1961; today the College finds itself near the bottom in these 
same areas. 

Most of LVC's competitor colleges have not overlooked the im- 
portance of having first-rate facilities for intramural and recrea- 
tional use. Lebanon Valley College necessarily deferred address- 
ing this need while raising funds for the Science Center. Now, 
however, the time has come to focus attention on this very impor- 
tant aspect of the College's program. To quote from a recent 
report submitted by a Presidential Committee on Intercollegiate 
Athletics: "an imperative exists to improve our athletic/recrea- 
tional facilities at the earliest possible time. Without a major effort 
to improve our facilities, we are convinced that we will have a 
difficult task in attracting both quality athletes and students in 
general to enroll at Lebanon Valley College." 

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Charles W. Wolfe '44 



As a result of early success in 
The 125th Anniversan/ Campaign 
a new recreational sports facility 
—The Edward H. Arnold Sports 
Center— is currently under con- 
struction. While the center is not 
completely funded as of yet, it is 
clear that by the end of the cam- 
paign in 1991, it wUl be possible 
to retire any short-term loans re- 
quired during the construction 
process. 

II. The Need to Increase the Endowment 

In this era of high costs and financial constraints, the reserve 
funds which can be put to work earning interest and dividends 
- the endowment of the College - can provide the margin be- 
tween offering a good education and an excellent education. En- 
dowment income serves as one of the bridges between tuition 
and fees and the total cost of a college education. It is also cost ef- 
fective, for gifts placed in the endowment fund are never con- 
sumed but continue to provide annual support for generations to 
come. 

At Lebanon Valley College, the financial support from in- 
creased endowment income is especially needed in two areas: 

• To provide increased scholarship aid to students; 

• To provide additional endowed professorial chairs. 

Many students attend college under considerable financial 
pressure. Indeed, it is fair to say that most young men and 
women who seek a college education require financial assistance. 
Because the need for financial aid is so great, the availability of 
scholarships is a major factor in the enrollment of outstanding 
students. If Lebanon Valley College is to remain competitive, the 
College must increase its scholarship funds. 

Competitive faculty salaries are also of utmost importance to 
the future of Lebanon Valley College. Revenues from increased 
endowment will supplement tuition income and enable the Col- 
lege to seek out and retain the highly qualified faculty necessary 
to maintain educational excellence. 

A major objective of The 125th Anniversari/ Campaign is to in- 
crease the endowment of the College. 

III. The Need to Fund Special Projects 

Finally, the College must address itself to funding the special 
projects which are a part of quality educational programming. 
Special support for both capital and current needs is the key to 
the ability of the College to balance the budget. This type of sup- 
port allows the College to respond to unforeseen opportunity 
and challenges. It is essential that Lebanon Valley College con- 
tinue to exf)ertment, revise, renew and expand its offerings to in- 
sure that its programs remain dynamic and relevant. Unre- 
stricted funds provide flexibility for this process to occur. 

The College will pursue two primary educational objectives 
with funds raised by The 125th Anniversary Campaign. 

• To purchase additional computers for the campus to be used 
by administration, faculty and students; 

• To fund special projects as necessary and appropriate. 

AH of these projects are essential to the future of Lebanon 
Valley College. If the College is to remain strong and vital it 
simply must address the need for much-improved athletic 
facilities and increased endowment while also providing the 
resources to fund special projects and programs. 

As Fall approaches, graduates and friends will be hearing 
more about The 125th Annivasari/ Campaign and their important 
role in assuring its success. 



Questions: Key to Learning 




"Outstanding" professor Dr. Don B\Tne leads a class discussion. 

In February 1987, the College began a 
series of weekly columns with the 
Lebanon Daily Neivs. Topics, written by 
LVC students, faculty and administrators, 
have covered a variety of issues including 
how to prepare for college . . . how to pay 
for college . . . and what graduation day 
means. 

In this reprint. Dr. Donald E. Byrne, 
associate professor of religion and 1987 co- 
recipient of the Lindback Award for distin- 
guished teaching, describes (via a self- 
interview) what makes an outstanding 
teacher. 

Q: Dr. Byrne, what are the qualities of an outstanding teacher? 

A: It's difficult to give a simple answer to that question. The 
many outstanding teachers I've known at this College and 
elsewhere come in all shapes and sizes. Some lecture beautifully 
others lead intriguing discussions. Some teach as much by what 
they are as by what they say. Some are popular, others are not. 
Some are warm and friendly, but others, you'd swear, lived on 
nails and dry ice. 

Q: I see your point. Still, there must be something that all 
these different types have in common. 

A: For a start, they know their stuff. Most students have a 
pretty good nose for phonies. 

Q: Anything else? 

A: Honesty. It may sound strange to say this, but teachers who 
really know their stuff also know better than anyone else the 
stuff they don't know. They're not afraid to answer a student 
question by saying, "1 don't know." 



Q: That does sound strange. Who would want to be taught by 
an ignorant teacher? 

A: It's a different kind of ignorance than the kind that mas- 
querades as knowledge. There are lots of people around who 
think they know everything about religion, politics, business — 
you name it, they've got all the answers. But they're really bigots, 
and sometimes fanatics, because they don't know their limits and 
won't listen to anyone else. That's real ignorance! The "I don't 
know" of the teacher, on the other hand, is the beginning of 
learning, not the end. If you ever run into a teacher who thinks 
he's finished, he probably is. 

Q: This is a bit confusing. Do you always speak in riddles? 

A: Good teachers are alive with questions, and communicate 
curiosity to their students. It's easy and boring to just know 
things. The fun is to discover them, and for that you need some- 
one pushing and leading you on. A good teacher senses the 
mystery just beyond the limits of what we know. 

Q: Mystery? Limits? Aren't you getting a bit carried away? 
What ever happened to the tried and true view that teachers 
were supposed to dish out information on a subject and test 
students' ability to master it? 

A: Nothing wrong with that, up to a point. Carried too far, it's 
the sort of thing that gives education a black eye. The best 
teachers I've seen are not like fast food restaurants, spewing out 
tons of tasteless information. Rather, they try to get their students 
to think more deeply, truly courageously, imaginatively, broadly, 
and compassionately than they ever have before. And for that 
you need questions. 

Q: Questions? You're being deliberately provocative. And 
besides, I like fast food. 

A. Yes, questions, the pure gold of teaching, and as hard to 
find. A good question is worth a thousand answers. Really gcxsd 
questions knock you out of your socks and show you how dumb 
you really are. Little kids are particularly good at asking ques- 
tions. Usually adults shush them up, most often because they're 
annoyed at being unable to answer them. Only when you don't 
have an answer, and you know you don't, are you ready to begin 
learning. An outstanding teacher is a person who gets you to that 
place where you can begin teaching yourself. 

Q: Frankly, I have more questions now about what makes a 
teacher outstanding than I did when we began. Could you put it 
in a nutshell? Would you say that you are an outstanding teacher? 

A: Well, what do you mean by "outstanding?" 



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Alumni Weekend '87 



LVC Honors Distinguished Alumnus 

Dr. Howard A. Neidig '43 was named the 31st Distinguished 
Alumnus at LVC's Alumni Awards Luncheon during Alumni 
Weekend held in June. 

Neidig received a B.S. degree in chemistry from Lebanon 
Valley College in 1943 and an M.S. degree in chemistry from the 
University of Delaware in 1946. Two years later he received the 
first Ph.D. in chemistry granted by that institution. The same 
year, LVC appointed Neidig as an assistant professor of chemistry 
and in 1951, Neidig succeeded his mentor. Dr. Andrew Bender, 
as chairman of the department. Neidig filled that position until 
his retirement from the faculty in 1985, thus completing 37 years 
of service to his Alma Mater. 

Neidig was a major leader in the development of the Chemical 
Bond Approach Project, a new thematic approach to the teaching 
of chemistry, sponsored in the '60s by the National Science 
Foundation. In 1970, Neidig received the prestigious Outstanding 
Chemistry Teachers Award of the Manufacturing Chemists 
Association. He has been active in every level of the Division of 
Chemical Education of the American Chemical Society and has 
made significant contributions to science curriculum develop- 
ment in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

Neidig also served on the Palmyra Area School Board and the 
Board of Trustees of Keystone Junior College. 




Helen Neidig accepted the Distinguished Alumnus Award tor her husband, H. 
Anthony (Tony) Neidig. A ruptured appendix and subsequent surgery prevented 
Tony's attendance at the Alumni Avsarcis Luncheon. Wes Dellinger, president of the 
Alumni Association, presented the award. 

"I feel even more committed today 
than when I was an active member of 
the Lebanon Valley College faculty to 
the necessity for our institution to 
be a national and international 
leader in undergraduate education in 
as many academic areas as possible. 
In order for my dream to come true, 
all of us must continue to support 
the Valley in as many ways as 
possible. The health of the College 
depends on the continued support of 
dedicated people like yourselves. 

"The future of Lebanon Valley College 
is ours! Let's make it great!" 

Tony Neidig 




During the Alumni Awards Luncheon on June 6, five alumn 
were awarded alumni citations for outstanding personal achieve 
ment and service to the College. Recipients were (left to right 
front row: Woodrow S. Dellinger, Sr. '33 (for Woodrow S. Dell 
inger, Jr. '62, research associate at The Johns Hopkins University 
in Baltimore, MD, who was unable to attend due to illness) ant 
Eleanor R. Snoke '28, retired research associate with The Curti 
Publishing Company in Philadelphia, PA. 
Back row (left to right): Donald B. Frantz '73, general manage 
for Musical/Comedy LA in Los Angeles, CA; Darwin G. Glicl 
'58, certified public accountant and [prominent community leade 
in Lebanon, PA; and Edward B. Ruth, Jr. '65, recipient of th( 
Pennsylvania 1984 Outstanding Biology Teacher of the Yea 
Award and recently-appointed assistant director of Intermediati 
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Moments To Remember 




Jane Gruber Seiverling '43 and Bob Schalkoff '88 share a mo- 
ment of glory at the 1987 Alumni Awards Luncheon. Seiverling 
received a "special award" from the LVC Alumni Association for 
her work with The Scholarship Committee. Schalkoff was one of 
two LVC seniors to receive a $1,000 Alumni Scholarship this year. 
Amy Jo Kresen of Beaver Springs, PA was taking graduate ex- 
ams and could not be present. 




The Class of '37, which celebrated their 50th anniversary, was in- 
ducted into the Senior Alumni Association by Henry H. Grimm 
'35, president of the Association. Pictured left to right, front row: 
Marjorie Smith Trego, Ruth Buck Schlegel, Ruth Phenicie Welsh, 
Romaine Stiles Smeltzer, Pauline Yeager Richie, Cordelia Sheaffer 
Felder, Ruth Goyne Berger; second row: Theodore M. Loose, 
Grace Naugle Sinclair, Lois Harbold Guise, Anna Orth Him- 
melberger, Sarah Light Aungst, John M. Brosius, Edna Binkley 
Walmer; third row: F^ul K. Waltz, Charles B. Kinney, Jr., F. Allen 
Rutherford, Jr., Paul C. Billett, Russell C. Hatz, Donald E. Shay 
Henry C. Steiner, Edward R. Bachman, and Jack R. Morris. 




Elizabeth Sattazahn Davis and John and Martha Swope, all 

members of the Class of '42, reminisce as they look through 
photos in the Carmean collection. 




Gus Ziegler '17 poses with Karen McHenry Gluntz '82 after 
receiving a prize for being the oldest alumnus present at the 
Alumni Awards Luncheon in June. Gus received a Lebanon 
Valley College armetale license plate. If you're in Hegins, PA, be 
on the alert for Gus, who continues to drive around town. 



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Alumni Weekend . . . memories made. 




Phyllis Deitzler Dimpsey '42 greets Kathryn E. Brehm '42 
preceding the Awards Luncheon. 




D. Clark Carmean and Mary Jane Sample share LVC memories 
captured on photos. Carmean and his wife, Edna '59 displayed 
a variety of their personal LVC photo collection. 




Some of the more than forty participants in the Sixth Annua 
Golf Tournament held during Alumni Weekend '87 pose on the 
Fairview Golf Course in Quentin. John Morris '32 (back row 
fourth from right) of Ellenton, Florida received recognition for be 
ing the oldest golfer and the golfer coming the longest distance 




Chris Roberts '74 (right) and Joe Shemeta '52 (left) were 
awarded first and second place trophies (respectively) for low 
scratch. Other prizes were awarded to Jim Davis '72, low 
calloway; Bob McGrorty '82, longest drive; and Chris Roberts 
'74, closest to the pin. 



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Campus 
Update 

Commencement '87 




"The best life plan you can make is to be aware" says Dr. 
Grace Murray Hopper, who delivered the Commencement 
address to the Class of 1987. Hopper was presented the 
Honorary Doctor of Science degree during the festivities. 

"You are the future of this country, and all of 
what we are trying to do will lie in your 
hands." 

— Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper 

During her commencement address, Dr. 
Grace Murray Hopper, the Rear Admiral 
who was retired as the U.S. Navy's longest- 
lived officer on active duty in August, 1986, 
challenged the 1987 graduates to accept their 
role as catalysts for a future of change. 

"The best life plan you can make is to be 
aware," stated Hopper. "Know what's going 
on in the world, be aware of news, of 
developments, of things that are happening. 
In your chosen field stay up to date. Keep 
being aware for what's coming next so that as 
you move along the next opportunity that 
comes you can be ready to grab it, because 
opportunities will appear." 

Hopper herself never shunned change and 
took hold of opportunity. At the time of her 
retirement from the Navy, she was assigned 
to the Naval Data Automation Command in 
Washington, DC. Much of her military ser- 
vice was devoted to keeping the United States 



Navy on the leading edge of computer 
technology. 

Since 1952, Hopper has published more 
than 50 papiers and articles on computer soft- 
ware and programming languages. She was 
a leader in the development of the COBOL 
computer language and has served on the 
ANSI X3.4 Committee on the standardization 
of computer languages. She also serves on 
the CODASYL Executive Committee. 

She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Vassar 
College were she received a Vassar College 
Fellowship. She continued her education at 
Yale University where she earned an M.A. in 
1930, and a Ph.D. in 1934, together with elec- 
tion to Sigma Xi and the receipt of two Sterl- 
ing Scholarships. She attended New York 
University as a Vassar Faculty Fellow in 1941. 

During her career. Hopper taught at several 
colleges and universities, including Vassar 
College, Barnard College, Harvard Universi- 
ty, the University of Pennsylvania and 
George Washington University. 

At her retirement ceremony aboard the 
U.S.S. Constitution in Boston, Navy 
Secretary John F. Lehman, Jr presented Hop- 
per with the Distinguished Service Medal. 
More than 40 colleges and universities have 
conferred honorary degrees on her, and she 
has been honored by her peers on several oc- 
casions. She was the recipient of the first 
Computer Sciences "Man of the Year" award 
given by the Data Processing Management 
Association. Her entry in "Who's Who" takes 
34 lines to thumbnail her accomplishments, 
appointments and honors. Upon retirement 
from the Navy, Admiral Hopper became a 
Senior Consultant for the Digital Equipment 
Corporation in Washington, D.C. 

Before Admiral Hopper finished her ad- 
dress, she left the graduating class a promise. 

"If during the next five years any one of 
you says, 'but we've always done it that way,' 
1 will instantly materialize beside you, and I 
will haunt you for 24 hours and see if I can 
get you to take another look. And 1 know it 
works. I've already had over 100 letters 
thanking me for haunting people." 

Yeakel '49 Delivers 
Baccalaureate Address 

"Think globally, act locally," was the 
message Bishop Joseph H. Yeakel of the 
Washington, DC, Area of the United 
Methodist Church brought to the 1987 
graduates during the College's annual Bac- 
calaureate service. 

Yeakel's message encouraged the graduates 
to be "citizens of the world." "Those who are 



privileged to be educated among us must 
serve the world if it is to survive," said Yeakel. 

Yeakel, a native of Mahanoy City, PA, 
received his B. A. degree in 1949. In 1968, he 
received an honorary D.D. degree from his 
alma mater 

Yeakel spoke of his graduation day when 
Lebanon Valley College "set him free without 
setting him adrift." "Today, you will be set 
free and hopefully will not go adrift." 

Yeakel completed his study for the ministry 
in 1952, receiving an M. Div. degree from the 
United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio. 
He was ordained the same year in the former 
Evangelical United Brethren Church. 

In 1963, Yeakel joined the staff of the EUB 
Board of Evangelism, serving first as assistant 
secretary and from 1965 to 1968 as executive 
secretary. After merger between the 
Evangelical United Brethren and The 
Methodist Church, he became secretary of 
the Board of Evangelism. Four years later, he 
was elected a bishop in the new denomina- 
tion—the first former EUB so honored. 

After twelve years in the New York West 
Area, headquartered in Syracuse, Yeakel was 
reassigned to the prestigious Washington, 
D.C. Area. 




Bishop Joseph H. Yeakel '49 delivered the Baccalaureate 
address in Miller Chapel. 



Yeakel, president of the United Methodist 
General Council on Finance and Administra- 
tion, also is a member of the Board of Gover- 



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nors of Wesley Theological Seminary and the 
Board of Trustees of Sibley Memorial Hospital 
in Washington, D.C. From 1976 to 1980 Yeakel 
chaired the General Board of Church and 
Society. He also is a former president of the 
New York State Council of Churches. 

Yeakel received an honorary doctor of law 
from Otterbein College, Westerville, OH, in 
1975 and an honorary doctor of sacred 
theology from Keuka College, Keuka Park, 
NX in 1978. 

Prior to joining the EUB Board of 
Evangelism, Yeakel served as pastor of St. 
Paul's (now Otterbein Church), Hagerstown, 
MD, pastor of the Fifth Church (now 
Messiah), York, PA, and pastor of the 
Memorial Church, Silver Spring, MD. Before 
attending LVC, Yeakel served in the United 
States Navy Seabees in Guam and the 
Marianna Islands. 

Yeakel and his wife, Lois J. Shank, reside 
near Washington, D.C. 

Arnold, Wengert Receive 
Honorary Degrees 




President Peterson congratulates Edward H. Arnold, presi- 
dent of New Penn Motor Express, as he receives the 
Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. 

The Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters 
was presented to Edward H. Arnold, presi- 
dent of New Penn Motor Express, Lebanon, 
and the Honorary Doctor of Science degree to 
Harlan R. Wengert, president of Wengert's 
Dairy Inc., Lebanon, during LVCs 118th 
Commencement. 

"It is indeed a privilege to recognize the ac- 
complishments of our honorary recipients 
who have provided exemplary leadership in 
their chosen profession on a local and 
regional basis, and nationally," said Dr. 
Arthur L. Peterson, President of the College, 
and presenter of the degrees. 

Arnold, a trustee of Lebanon Valley College 
since 1975, has occupied a number of key 
leadership roles in the trucking industry in- 
cluding service as a director of Regular Com- 



mon Carrier Conference, as a director and 
president of the Middle Atlantic Conference 
and as a member of the Executive Committee 
of trucking's national bargaining unit. Truck- 
ing Management Inc. Arnold is a member of 
the Board of the United Fund, vice president 
of the Library Board in Lebanon and a 
member of the Board of Trustees of Good 
Samaritan Hospital. He also serves on the 
Finance and Investment Committee and the 
Institutional Advancement Committee of the 
LVC Board of Trustees. He received a B. A. in 
accounting from the University of Notre 
Dame. 




Harlan R. Wengert, president, Wengert's Dairy, Inc., 
listens as his Honorary Doctor of Science degree is be- 
stowed during Commencement exercises. 

Wengert has been a trustee of Lebanon 
Valley College since 1971. A leader in the 
State's dairy industry, he currently serves as 
president of the South Central Pennsylvania 
Milk Industry Association and as a member 
of the Milk Industry Foundation and the 
Pennsylvania Association of Milk Dealers. 
Locally, he is a director on the Board of the 
Lebanon Valley National Bank, chairman of 
the North Cornwall Planning Zoning Com- 
mission, past-president of the Lebanon 
Rotary Club and has occupied several key 
leadership positions at St. Andrews 
Presbyterian Church, Lebanon PA. 

Wengert received a B.S. in Dairy Science 
and an M.B.A. from Cornell University 
where he earned the distinction of being 
ranked as first in his class. 

Byrne & Townsend Receive 
Distinguished Teaching 
Awards 

Dr. Donald Byrne, chairman of the 
philosophy and religion department, and Dr 
Mark A. Townsend, assistant professor of 
mathematical sciences, received the Lindback 
Award given by the senior class in recogni- 
tion of teaching excellence. The awards were 
presented during Commencement. 



For the past two years the College has 
recognized the teaching excellence of its 
faculty through the assistance of the Chris- 
tian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation. 
The award consists of a certificate and $1,000. 

Four Inducted Into Service 
Society 

Lebanon Valley College officials inducted 
Mr. Richard C. Bell, assistant professor of 
chemistry. Dr. Agnes B. O'Donnell, professor 
of English, Mr J. Robert O'Donnell, associate 
professor of physics, and John Walter '53, trial 
judge for the Lebanon County Court of Com- 
mon Pleas and an active member of the Col- 
lege Alumni Association, into the Rigor 
Society established to honor individuals who 
have made a significant contribution to the 
institution through their distinguished and 
faithful service. 

The Society was established in 1985 in 
honor of George Washington Miles Rigor 
(1831-1906) who played a key role in the 
founding of the College. 

New Trustees Appointed 

Carroll E. Ditzler '58, Mt. Gretna, PA, and 
Martin L. Gluntz '53, Hummelstown, PA, 
were named trustees of the College at the an- 
nual spring Board of Trustees meeting. 

Ditzler, who was a chemistry major, earned 
a master's in that field from the University of 
Delaware before completing his work for the 
D.D.S. degree from Temple University in 
1964. 

His dental practice has included family and 
general dentistry procedures and periodontal 
surgery and functional jaw orthopedics. 

A Lebanon Valley musician of note, he is 
well-known for both his instrumental and 
vocal contributions to a variety of local 
musical organizations. He has been actively 
involved in LVC fund raising activities for 
many years. Ditzler resides in Mt. Gretna 
with his wife, Jean, and daughter, Janelle 
Carol. 

Gluntz, a native of Steelton, PA, received 
his B.S. in chemistry from LVC in 1953 and 
shortly thereafter served for two years in the 
U.S. Army. After earning a master's and 
Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the Univer- 
sity of Delaware, he joined American 
Cyanamid in 1960, transferred to Tenneco, 
Inc. in 1966 and then to Hershey Foods Cor- 
poration in 1969 where he is presently vice 
president. Manufacturing and Distribution 
Services - Hershey International Ltd. 

Gluntz has served as past president of the 
LVC Alumni Association and is currently a 
member of the advisory committees for the 
College's English, Management and Chemis- 
try Departments. He has been actively in- 
volved in LVC fund raising activities for 
almost 20 years and was a 1986 recipient of 
the LVC Alumni Association's "Alumni Cita- 
tion ." 

Gluntz is the father of five children, Marti 
Lynn Van Scyoc, Michael, Marcia, Matthew 



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and Mitchell, and has one grandson, Bradley. 
He resides in Hummelstown with his wife, 
Karen, LVC executive director of develop- 
ment. 

University of Minnesota 
Selects LVC Team 

Dr. William ]. McGill, vice president and 
dean of faculty, Dr. Arthur Ford, chairman 
and professor of English, and Dr John Heff- 
ner, professor of philosophy, will represent 
the College at the National Endowment for 
the Humanities Summer Institute on 
Humanities Scholarship and Instruction for 
Non-traditional Students at Minnesota 
University in August. 

Applications were competitive, with only 
25 institutions nationwide receiving invita- 
tions to send teams. LVC was one of two in- 
stitutions from PA invited, one of three 
private liberal arts colleges invited. 

McGill said the selection of LVC to par- 
ticipate "recognizes the College's commit- 
ment to non-traditional learners through its 
programs at Annville, Fort Indiantown Gap, 
and Harrisburg and will provide us with an 
opportunity to further strengthen the 
cultural and historical dimensions of those 
programs." 

Faculty Attend Leadership 
Workshop on Campus 

LVC held a Leadership Studies Faculty 
Training Workshop in June for faculty in- 
terested in the College's Leadership Studies 
Program , 

"The LSP Faculty Training Workshop was 
designed to help prepare our faculty 
members and administrators interested in 
our program in particular and the study of 
leadership in general," said Warren Thomp- 
son, director of the Leadership Studies 
Program. 

Speaking at the workshop was Thomas 
Cronin, McHugh Professor of American In- 
stitutions and Leadership, Colorado College, 
Colorado; Jack Christ, director of the Leader- 
ship Studies Program at Ripon College, 
Wisconsin; and Douglas Wallace, director of 
the Center for Ethics, Responsibilities and 
Values at the College of Saint Catherines, 
Minnesota. 

Computers Donated 

Sixteen Apple II computers and related 
peripheral equipment were donated to the 
College by Commonwealth National Bank, 
Harrisburg, PA. 

The equipment will be used by the science 
and management departments for data 
gathering and experiments, and expands the 
number of classroom computers available to 
students according to Dale Erskine, LVC pro- 
fessor of biology. 



Planned Giving News 

An "Estate Planning Seminar" was held on 
campus in May. Topics included "The Role of 
Your Accountant in Estate Planning," "Why 
You Need A Will," "Charitable Giving 
Through Your Life Insurance," "Estate Plan- 
ning for Women," and "An Invitation to Ex- 
plore Trusts." 

Plans for a fall seminar are underway. For 
information call the Development Office at 
(717) 867-6222. 

Many thanks to this year's Estate Planning 
Advisory Committee members who helped 
develop the first seminars: Betty Herr, The 
Equitable Life Financial Services, Myerstown; 
Thomas N. Cooper, Egli, Reilly, Wolfson, 
Sheftey Schrum, Lebanon; Jay N. DutweUer 
'52, Hamilton Bank, Lebanon; Larry Eberly, 
Lebanon Valley National Bank, Lebanon; 
Mary Ann Gacono, V. Carl Gacono Real 
Estate and Insurance, Annville; Darwin 
Click '58, Click, Stanilla & Siegel, Lebanon; 
D. John Grace, Jr. '55, Certified Public Ac- 
countant, Hershey; Richard E. Harper '81, E. 
F. Hutton, Wormelysburg; Jon Yost '64, Yost 
& Davidson, Attorneys at Law, Hershey. 
A Suggestion For 1987 

WTiy not resolve to review your will during 
1987 (or have a will drawn if you have not yet 
taken this important step). You may need to 
update your will if changes have occurred 
among your beneficiaries or with your estate 
planning. 

Always consult an attorney when drawing 
a will or amending an existing one. Please 
call or write to the Executive Director of 
Development for the folder, "Four Ways to 
Provide for Lebanon Valley College in Your 
Will." This will help your attorney if you 
decide to make a bequest to the College. Your 
attorney will need to know the legal title of 
the College: "Lebanon Valley College, Ann- 
ville, Pennsylvania." 

Shonk Scholarship 

A new scholarship of approximately $1,500 
has been established through the estate of 
Alvin E. Shonk '16. The Scholarship, to be 
awarded to a member of the freshman class, 
is renewable annually and awarded on the 
basis of financial need, academic standing 
and participation in clubs or intercollegiate 
sports. Information is available through the 
Admissions Office at 1-800-223-6181 in Penn- 
sylvania or 1-800-445-6181 outside the state. 

Chemistry Department 
Receives NSF Grant 

LVC's Chemistry Department received a 
$23,000 grant from the College Science In- 
strumentation Program of the National 
Science Foundation in May. 

The matching grant from the acquisition of 
a gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer 
(GC/MS) was awarded on the basis of a pro- 
posal written by Dr. Owen A. Moe, Jr., 
associate professor of chemistry, entitled "The 



Introduction of a Gas Chromatograph/Mass 
Spectrometer into the Chemistry Curriculum 
to Strengthen Laboratory Instruction." 

"This is a sophisticated instrument rarely 
found in small colleges," said Moe. 

The instrument is used to separate com- 
ponents of complex chemical mixtures, to 
determine the molecular masses of the in- 
dividual components, and to make possible 
the identification of the components, and is 
used in the analysis of trace environmental 
contaminants such as pesticides and 
chlorinated hydrocarbons, in drug testing 
and analysis, and in many types of basic 
chemical studies. 

Hotel Management Program 
Is Revamped 

Beginning the fall of 1988, Lebanon Valley 
College will offer a four-year degree program 
in hotel management. 

Vice president and dean of the faculty, 
William J. McGill, says the program wiU have 
a different quality from that of the two-year 
program previously offered. "This will be a 
hotel management program still in the con- 
text of a liberal arts education," he explained. 

For two years, the College has offered asso- 
ciate's degree programs in hotel management, 
food services and travel administration. 
Upxjn recommendation of a study committee, 
the food service and travel administration 
programs will be discontinued, and the hotel 
management program will be expanded into 
a bachelor's program within the management 
department. 

"In a sense, the (associate's programs) were 
sort of appendages on the Institution," 
McGill said. "They had no firm rooting in a 
department." 

But with Lebanon Valley's being a scant 
seven miles from Hershey and less than 20 
miles from Lancaster, expansion of the hotel 
management program into a four-year course 
of study (rather than eliminate it entirely) 
was a logical choice. 

"We're in the middle of an area where hotel 
management and resorts are a fairly signifi- 
cant portion of the economy," McGill said. 
"Because of the environment and our desire 
to reflect in some way that environment, it 
was a natural thing for us to do." 

Students entering the program, however, 
won't simply learn the tricks of the trade. 
Each must meet the same general education 
requirements that LVC students enrolled in 
more traditional programs must meet. 

"The program operates like the four legs of 
a table," says Alan G. Heffner, management 
department chairman. "They must take the 
liberal arts core. They'll take core courses in 
management and in sp)ecif ic hotel theory, and 
practice it all with internships." 

Heffner said the program has been de- 
signed to prepare students for a wide range 
of jobs. 

"Not every graduate is able to get a job 
specific to the hotel industry," he said. 



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"Because of the general educational core and 
management courses, however, they can look 
to other areas. And if they decide to change 
careers, they will be well-prepared." 

Hotel Management article adapted from 
Yvonne Simmith's May 10 article in the Har- 
risburg Patriot. 

Philadelphia Auxiliary 
Holds Spring Luncheon 

Mary Rank Hain '30 of Malvern, PA, 
hosted the Spring Luncheon Meeting of the 
Philadelphia Auxiliary in May. Co-hosting 
the event were Peg Talbot and Dorothy War- 
ren, friends of the College. Anne Shroyer 
Shemeta '51 and Mildred Myers '30 pre- 
sented a piano duet. 

Future functions of the Philadelphia 
branch include: 
July 9 Luncheon at the home of 

Margaret Weinert Kramer 
'63 in Yardley 
August 20 Dessert Bridge at the home 
of Helen Kaufmann, 
Springhouse Estates 
November 14 Pre-Christmas Gift Sale 

and Luncheon at the home 
of Martha Kreider Rudnicki 
'34, Media 
Any alumna, past or current parent, or friend 
of the College interested in attending any of 
these functions should contact: 
Mrs. Helen Kaufmann 
Membership Chairman 
Springhouse Estates 
Apartment F-213 
Springhouse, PA 19477 

Who's Who Group Honored 



A Silver Anniversary 




Dr. C. F. Joseph Tom (right), professor of economics, coor- 
dinates an annual bus trip to New York City, Washington 
DC. and/or Philadelphia for LVC students interested in 
business careers. G. Harold Bucher '47 (left), president and 
chief executive officer of the People's National Bank, 
Lebanon, PA, which underwrites the cost of the trip, 
believes a strong relationship should exist between 
business and education. 

For the past 25 years, the People's National 
Bank, under the leadership of president and 
chief executive officer G. Harold Bucher '47, 
has sponsored the Lebanon Valley College 
Economic Lecture Series. And for the past 22 
years, the bank has provided additional 
educational opportunities by underwriting 
an annual student bus trip and giving a 
scholarship award for achievement in 
economics and business administration. 




Front row (left to right): Drew Williams, Cindy Smith, Kathy Kleponis, Laura Pence, Missy Hoey, Barb Feaster, Lorraine 

Englert and Krista Bensinger. 

Middle row (left to right): Scott Rocco, Karen Karapandza Townsend, Marquerite Salam, Sue dinger, Mary Beth 

Seasholtz, Maria DeMario, Betsy Martin and Gregory Hessinger. 

Bacli Row (left to right): Nick Vlaisavljevic, Michele Reichert, Joe Pennington, David Miller, Jeffrey Lesher, Ross Hoffman, 

Steve Witmer, David Campt>ell, and Kevin Biddle. 

Missing from the picture is Tina Marie Bakowski. 



The College honored 26 seniors who were 
selected for the 1987 edition of Who's Who 
Among Students in American Universities 



and Colleges at LVC's annual student awards 
ceremony in April. 



According to Bucher, the lecture series pro- 
vides students and faculty with the oppor- 
tunity to hear the personal experiences and 
professional opinions of various leaders in the 
fields of economics and business. Past lec- 
turers include Lincoln W. Hall, staff 
economist with Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust 
Company; Ewan Clague, former Commis- 
sioner of Labor Statistics, United States 
Department of Labor; Dr. David Eastburn, 
former president of the Federal Reserve Bank 
of Philadelphia; Charles O'Hay, senior vice 
president and chairman of the investment 
policy committee. Butcher and Singer, Inc.; 
and several professors of economics and 
business administration. 

Though the lecturers give students indirect 
experience with "the real world of business," 
the bus trips allow them to gain first-hand in- 
sight into how the theories of economics and 
business administration are put into practice 
on a daily basis. Bucher emphasizes the need 
for this insight on the part of students. He 
stresses the importance of flexibility in using 
theory as a guideline while at the same time 
"relying on good common sense" to make 
sound decisions on an ongoing basis. 

The trips span two days and one night, 
with the People's National Bank covering 
transportation and hotel expenses. Dr. C. F. 
Joseph Tom, professor of economics and coor- 
dinator of the trips, says the excursions alter- 
nate between New York City and 
Philadelphia/Washington DC. "That way/' 
says Tom, "students can see a different place 
each year." 

In New York City, the students visit the 
Manufacturers Hanover Trust, Rothchild's, 
the New York Stock Exchange, the Federal 
Reserve Bank and Merril, Lynch, Pierce, Fen- 
ner and Smith. On the combined 
Philadelphia/Washington D.C. trip the 
students tour the Federal Reserve, the Mint, 
the Bureau of Engraving, the House of 
Representatives, the Senate, the Federal 
Reserve— Board of Governors and the 
Smithsonian. 

In addition to the opportunities the lec- 
tures and trips provide for all students in the 
department, the bank has set up an achieve- 
ment scholarship award to help students who 
excel in the field. The primary criterion for 
the award is scholastic achievement, and 
economics department determines the 
number of recipients based on their 
qualifications. 

"There should be a nice strong relationship 
between business and education," says 
Bucher. Tom credits Bucher for much of the 
success of the programs. Tom, who chaired 
the department from 1964 - 74, formalized 
many of the programs set up by the bank. 
He too believes the two arenas should be 
closely related and wishes more businesses 
would follow the fine example set by Bucher 
and the People's National Bank. 



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Faculty 
Profile 

Donna Anderson, assistant professor of 
economics, attended the 19th annual Penn- 
sylvania Women's Legislature Exchange Con- 
ference in March. The theme of the con- 
ference was "Women in the Constitution in 
the Next 200 Years." 

Anderson presented a paper "The Impact 
of the 1986 Elections on the Trade Deficit"' at 
the meeting of the Pennsylvania Political 
Science Association held in April at Albright 
College. 

She also was named a new board member 
of Lebanon Family Health Services, a non- 
profit community agency that offers repro- 
ductive and other family health services to 
citizens of Lebanon County. 

Rick Arnold, assistant professor of 
management, attended the American Ac- 
counting Association International Account- 
ing Forum featuring presentation of papers 
by American and foreign accounting faculty. 
This event was held in conjunction with the 
annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the 
AAA held in Atlantic City, NJ, which he also 
attended. 

Sharon Clark, assistant professor of 
management, recently attended a seminar in 
Harrisburg that dealt with sexual harassment 
in housing and employment. The seminar 
was sponsored by the Harrisburg Human 
Relations Committee. In attendance were 
State dignitaries and representatives from the 
Human Relations Committee. 

Dr. George Curfman, professor of music 
education, was published in the fall issue 
of Network, the PA Music Educators Asso- 
ciation's Curriculum/Instruction Newslet- 
ter. The article identified learning outcomes 
that should occur as results of student in- 
volvement in music classes. 

Curfman attended the Eastern Division 
Conference of Music Educators National 
Conference in Baltimore, MD, in March 
and represented the College at the business 
meeting of the Pennsylvania Collegiate 
Music Educators Association at Elizabeth- 
town College. 

Filling in for the State Faculty Advisor 
who was not able to attend, Curfman was 
State Faculty Advisor to PCMEA chapters 
for the two preceding years. 

Hilda M. Damus, professor emerita, and 
Dr. James Scott, professor of German in the 
department of foreign languages, recently 
presented a two-day series of workshops at 
the University of Northern Alabama at the 
invitation of the Alabama Chapter of the 
American Association of Teachers of 
German. 

The workshops presented information and 
developed questions regarding the history 



and present day nature of the socialist society 
in the German Democratic Republic. 

Dr. Barbara J. Denison, director of the LVC 
Leadership Development Institute, recently 
attended the annual meetings of the North 
Central Sociological Association. Denison 
served as organizer and discussant of a 
research paper session on "Religion and Con- 
flict." She serves as executive officer of the 
Association. 

Dr. Pierce Getz, professor of music, recent- 
ly attended a workshop on "Developing 
Organ Technique" for the Lancaster Chapter 
of the American Guild of Organists. 

He played a recital at Camp Hill United 
Methodist Church, Camp HiU, PA, in March 
in celebration of the dedication of the re-built 
pipe organ. 

In April, the Concert Choir, conducted by 
Getz joined the Alumni Chorale in perform- 
ing Haydn's "Lord Nelson Mass" and the 
Borodin "Polovetzian Dances" with the Har- 
risburg Symphony Orchestra as a part of the 
Symphony's final performance. 

At the annual spring concert of the 
Lebanon Choral Society held in April at St. 
Luke's Episcopal Church, Lebanon, the 
Choral Society presented Getz with an "Ex- 
cellence in Music Award" in recognition of 
his many years of distinguished contributions 
to the musical life of the Lebanon area com- 
munity. 

Dr. Bryan Hearsey, pofessor of mathemat- 
ical sciences, chaired a panel discussion on 
preparing for an actuarial career at Moravian 
College in April. The panel is part of the 
spring meeting program of the Eastern Penn- 
sylvania & Delaware section of the 
Mathematical Association of America. 

Hearsey has been invited to serve on the 
Advisory Panel to the Committee on 
American Mathematics Comf)etitions, which 
involves writing questions and editing 
various national mathematics exams. 

Dr. Robert Hearson, assistant professor of 
music and director of bands, served as guest 
conductor for the Lancaster-Lebanon County 
Eastern Division Band Festival, held in 
Lebanon in March . The symphonic band and 
wind ensemble included 125 high school 
students representing nine schools of the 
Lancaster-Lebanon region. 

Dr. Allan Heffner, associate professor of 
management and chairman of the depart- 
ment, was a guest of the Central Penn- 
sylvania Chapter of the Financial Executives 
Institute at their "Educators Night" dinner 
meeting in March. Two speakers spoke on 
the topic: "International Competition: What 
Should Colleges Do To Prepare Students?" 

Dr. John Heffner, professor of philosophy, 
attended the annual meeting of the 
Metaphysical Society of America at the Lin- 



coln Center Campus of Fordham University, 
New York, in March. 

Heffner and Dr. Perry Troutman, professor 
of religion, attended a conference on Mes- 
sianism in Christianity, Judaism and Islam at 
Elizabethtown College in March. 

Rick Iskowitz, chairman and professor of 
art, served as juror for the Lebanon County 
Federation of Women's Clubs' "Festival of the 
Arts," and for the Lebanon County Prison 
Art Show. "Philadelphia Billboard," a black 
and white photo by Iskowitz, shared first 
place honors in photography in the Juried 
Museum Exhibition, Greater Harrisburg Arts 
Festival in May. 

Dr. Robert Lau, chairman of the music 
department, appeared as a member of the 
string orchestra which accompanied singer 
Dionne Warwick in a recent appearance in 
Harrisburg. Miss Warwick presented the con- 
cert as a fund-raiser for Temple Ohev Sholom. 

Lau acted as a Career Resource Person dur- 
ing the Career Day activities held in April at 
the Palmyra Area High School. 

Phil Morgan, assistant professor of music, 
conducted a workshop for the PA Music 
Educators Association in March at William 
Penn High School in York. The workshop 
was entitled "Survival Kit for Teachers of 
Vocal Music." 

He also performed a program of Broadway 
music with the David Bilger Duo at Donec- 
kers Restaurant in Ephrata, PA. 

Morgan with be a vocal advisor this sum- 
mer for Hershey Entertainment and HER- 
SHEYPARK. He will teach voice to the casts 
of Music Box Theatre, the Country Hoe- 
down and Dance, Dance, Dance. 

Dr. C. F. Joseph Tom, professor of econom- 
ics, recently attended the 1986-1987 Chautau- 
qua Faculty Development Program ad- 
ministered by the American Association for 
the Advancement of Science held in early 
March at Christian Brothers College in Mem- 
phis, TN. 

Tom has been accepted on the program of 
the Twenty-Fourth International Atlantic 
Economic Conference to be held in New York 
City NY, September 3 to 6, 1987. 

Professor Tom will present his paper en- 
titled "BASIC Programming for the Integra- 
tion of Money, Demand Deposits Creation, 
and the Hicksian-Keynesian Model." 

Tom has received notification from Clear- 
inghouse for Social Studies/Social Science 
Education that his paper on Basic Program- 
ming for the Integration of Money, Demand 
Deposits Creation, and the Hicksain- 
Keynesian Model has been published in i 
microfiche. 

The abstract of his document was pub- 
lished in the April, 1987 issue o( Resources in 
Education, a monthly publication printed by 
the Government Printing Office that contains 
abstracts of indexed materials of interest and 
value to the educational community. 

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LVC Sports 

Hessinger Receives Maston 
and Zola Award 

Greg Hessinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Frank Hessinger, Whitehall, PA, received 
the Chuck Maston and John Zola Memorial 
Awards at the College's 38th Annual All 
Sports Banquet held in April. 

Hessinger, a member of the Class of '87 
who received a B.A. degree in political 
science, played at linebacker and led the 
team in tackles each of the last three 
seasons and served as co-captain his junior 
and senior year. He also was selected the 
team's Most Valuable Player each of the 
past two seasons. 

Off the field, Hessinger excelled in 
academics and was selected as a member of 
Who's Who Among Students in American 
Colleges and Universities. 

The Chuck Maston Memorial Award was 
established in 1952 by the Knights of the 
Valley. This award is made annually to a 
male member of a varsity team who has 
displayed the exceptional qualities of 
sportsmanship, leadership, cooperation, 
and spirit, both on the athletic field and in 
campus activities. 

The John F. Zola Award was established 
in 1962 by the Lebanon Valley Varsity Club. 
The award is presented to the football 
player showing qualities of desire, attitude, 
sportsmanship and initiative. 

Athletes Honored At 
Banquet 

An All Sports Banquet honored— LVC 
athletes who competed during the 1986-1987 
sports season. 



Receiving spiecial recognition awards were: 
Shawn Fitzgerald, Oxford, CT, Scott Wallace 
Award (selected by the football coaches for a 
returning player with good academic stand- 
ing); Steph Smith, Lebanon, PA, Woman 
Sportsmanship Award (selected by Delta 
Lambda Sigma sorority); Penny Hamilton, 
Millersburg, PA, Outstanding Woman 
Athlete Award (selected by Kappa Lambda 
Nu sorority); and Helen Filippone, 
Kenilworth, NJ, Fellowship of Christian 
Athletes Award (selected by the members of 
the Fellowship of Christian Athletes from 
nominations made by the head coaches). 

The following student athletes received 
Most Valuable Player honors: 

Penny Hamilton, Millersburg, PA, and 
Anne Cessna, Lykens, PA, co-MVP's, 
women's basketball; Glenn Kaiser, Dresher, 
PA, and Kerry Meyer, Lebanon, PA, co- 
MVP's, wrestling; Glenda Shetter, Cham- 
bersburg, PA, MVP, field hockey; Penny 
Hamilton, Millersburg, PA, MVP Softball; 
Don Hosteller, Camp Hill, PA, and Len 
Bolinsky, Frackville, PA, co-MVP's, men's 
basketball; Jim Sekella, Fleetwood, PA, and 
Kevin Dempsey Philadelphia, PA, co-MVFs, 
soccer; Greg liessinger, Whitehall, PA, and 
Paul Walsh, South Plainfield, NJ, co-MVP's, 
football; Joanne Giannittino, Purdy's, NY, 
and Cindy Sladek, Philadelphia, PA, co- 
MVP's, women's track; Lance Shaffer, Eliza- 
bethville, PA, and Andy Bender, Fredericks- 
burg, PA, co-MVP's, baseball; John Hibsh- 
man, Annville, PA, and Ed Slagle, co-MVFs, 
cross country/men's track; and Chris Arnold, 
CoUegeville, PA, MVP golf; Cindy Sladek, 
Philadelphia, PA, and Sue Yingst, Annville, 
PA, co-MVP's, women's cross country. 




Lou Sorrentino, director of athletics, and Arthur L. Peterson, president of the College, pose while holding the Middle 
Atlantic Conference Family Portrait. The picture, celebrating the conference's 75th Anniversary, was presented to Peterson 
at the College's 38th Annual All Sports Banquet as a gift from the athletic department. 



Hall of Fame Inductees 
Named 

Seven former athletes have been selected 
for induction into the LVC Athletic Hall of 
Fame. The athletes will be inducted into the 
College's Hall of Fame during Homecoming 
ceremonies scheduled to be held on the Ann- 
ville campus Saturday, October 17, 1987. 

Former athletes to be inducted are O. Pass 
Bollinger '28 (deceased), Frank Boran '35, 
Nicholas Bova, Jr. '52, Bruce Decker '69, Dixie 
Drybread '75, Lawrence Priester '76, Kris- 
topher Linde '73. 

Faculty Member Wins 
Marathon 

Congratulations to Donna Anderson, assis- 
tant professor of economics, for winning the 
women's division of Good Samaritan Hos- 
pital's five-mile Street Fair Run in June. She 
finished with a time of 29:55. 

Fall Sports Schedule 
Announced 

The following schedules have been an- 
nounced for the 1987 fall sports season so 
make plans now to support LVC athletics! 
Tentative schedules will be followed by ***. 
Football 



9/5 Bridgewater 


H 


1 


30 p.m 


9/12 Moravian 


A 


1 


30 p.m 


9/19 Widener 


H 


1 


30 p.m 


9/26 Juniata 
10/3 Lycoming 


A 
H 


1 
1 


30 p.m 
30 p.m 


10/10 Albright 


A 


1 


30 p.m 


10/17 Susquehanna 

HOMECOMING 


H 


1 


30 p.m 


10/24 Wilkes 


A 


1:30 p.m 


10/31 Upsala 

PARENTS DAY 


H 


1:30 p.m 


11/7 Delaware Valley 


A 


1:30 p.m 


Field Hockey 

9/8 Muhlenberg (2) 
9/11 Gettysburg (2) 
9/15 Franklin & Marshall 


H 
H 
H 


2:30 p.m 
3:30 p.m 
3:30 p.m 


(2) 
9/19 Millersville (2) 
9/22 Moravian 


H 
H 


11:00 a. m 
3:30 p.m 


9/24 Wilkes 


A 


3:30 p.m 


9/26 Elizabethtown (2) 
9/30 Susquehanna (2) 
10/3 Swarthmore (2) 


A 
A 
A 


1:00 p.m 
3:30 p.m 
11:00 a. m 


10/6 Dickinson (2) 
10/10 Widener 


H 
A 


3:30 p.m 
11:30 a.m 


10/14 Albright (2) 
10/17 Haverford(2) 
10/20 Washington 


H 
H 

A 


3:30 p.m. 
11:00 a.m. 
4:00 p.m. 


10/22 Western Maryland (2) 
10/26 Eastern 


H 
H 


3:00 p.m. 
3:00 p.m. 


10/31 Messiah (2) 


A 


12:30 p.m. 


See inside hack cai>erfor remaining 


schedule. 



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Classnotes 



/OQ Alice Clupper traveled throughout 
■Jiy Denmark and Norway last summer. 

//I C\ George A. Katchmer has a collec- 
rtvf tion of over 700 8mm super 8 films 
of the silent era, and 76 VHS movies of silent 
films. He has vv-ritten "The Forgotten 
Cowboys and Cowgirls," five articles on the 
silent era, covering 282 actors and actresses 
and has written 78 biographies of silent stars 
for Classic Images. 

/yl'l Clinton D. Zimmerman is in his 

TiJ. third year as teacher for the 
Hebron Senior Citizens Sunday School Class 
at the lona (PA) United Methodist Church. 

t /% O Frederick S. Frantz, Jr. retired from 

TlkJ Westinghouse Electric Corporation 
after 31 years of service. During that time, he 
worked at the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory 
on projects for the navy, the Astronuclear 
Division working on the nuclear powered roc- 
ket program (NERVA) and at the Advanced 
Reactor Division working on the nuclear 
breeder reactors FFTF and the Clinch River 
Breeder Reactor Plant. 

Currently, Frantz is filling in as office 
manager at his church during a pastoral 
vacancy. 



'44 



Hazel Fornoff Detambel is in her 

fifth year as organist at Westmin- 
ster Presbyterian Church and in her third 
year as organ instructor at California State 
University, Sacramento, CA. During the past 
year, she has been a recitalist at three 
Sacramento churches. In recent years, she 
also has been piano accompanist for several 
choral groups and the Sacramento Opera 
Association's opera outreach program in the 
public schools. 

t /% C E. Stephen Raby retired in June of 
TI J 1985 after serving 20 years as pastor 
of First Evangelical United Brethren Church 
(later known as Albright United Methodist 
Church) in San Antonio, TX. 

A/ir^ Wayne L. Mowrey directed the 

Tl/ Lutheran Church (Chambersburg) 
choir in two renditions of Onward 
Chambersburg. Mowrey composed the mel- 
ody and Raymond Depuy wrote the lyrics to 
the song which was unanimously adopted as 
the official song of the Borough of Chambers- 
burg, at the 75th birthday celebration of the 
Greater Chambersburg Chamber of 
Commerce. 

In December, Mowrey performed an organ 
recital on the Moller organ in the Otterbein 
United Methodist Church in Mont Alto, 
Pennsylvania. His wife, Jane Klucker 
Mowrey '43, assisted in the recital as his ac- 
companist for a vocal solo and as his partner 
in a piano duet. 



//I Q Dennis L. Funck, after more than 
TT^ 34 years of service, retired from Du- 
Pont last November. 

Howard B. Kreider, Jr. is president of HBK 
Quality Consultants, Inc. and Cushman 
Sales, which designs and manufactures 
special cabinets and components made of 
hard woods for churches and businesses. 

Thomas M. Zimmerman retired in February 
after teaching for more than 35 years in The 
North Star School District, Kantner, PA. 

Robert P. McCoy retired in June of 1986 after 
teaching music for 37 years. He continues to 
give private music lessons and teaches auto 
mechanics in adult school. 

f^LC\ Doris Eckert Ketner is secretary of 
J vf the Reading Music Teachers Associ- 
ation. Ten of her students were entered in the 
national piano auditions. 

James W. Parsons retired from Sperry Cor- 
poration in March of 1986. Parsons, using a 
pickup truck and trailer, made a solo tour of 
the Northwest Territories, Yukon Territory 
and Alaska in July and August of 1986. 

/ C"! Carl L. Gerberich is vice president 
J X for information services for Marist 
College in Poughkeepsie, NY. 

Ruth Brown Zimmerman and her husband, 
BUI, are missionaries-in-residence at the 
headquarters of the General Board of Global 
Ministries of The United Methodist Church 
in New York City. The Zimmermans, who 
have completed 30 years of Christian service 
in Southeast Asia, most recently taught at 
Trinity Theological College in Singapore. 



'52 

Africa. 



E. Maxine Garvin Fritz recently 
returned from a visit to Zimbabwe, 



Robert M. Daugherty was appiointed council 
director for the Eastern Pennsylvania Con- 
ference of the United Methodist Church last 
July 

Phillip Hayes and his wife, Mary, have 
retired after more than 30 years of teaching in 
the public schools. They now enjoy garden- 
ing, babysitting their grandsons and redecor- 
ating their farm house. 

Melvin R. Nipe recently retired from Mon- 
santo and currently is working as a consul- 
tant. 

' Ci '^" '^"^^ Evans retired in January 

J J after 34 years as a band director. 

Evans also was president of the Delaware 

Music Education Association for two years. 



His wife retired in January after teaching for 
15 years at Orthopedic School in Dover, DE. 
They have three sons and seven grand- 
children. 

Carl W. Daugherty retired last November 
from Singer-Link Co. in Binghampton, NY, 
following 22 years as technical editor/writer. 

Richard M. Furda retired last December from 
AT&T Technologies as district manager of 
building operations. 

Albert E. Moser retired in June of '84 after 
teaching for 31 years in Scotia-Glenville Cen- 
tral Schools. He recently celebrated 21 years of 
ordination in the Episcopal ministry and 
serves as assistant pastor at St. Andrews 
Episcopal Church in Scotia, NY. He is begin- 
ning his fifteenth year as musical director of 
the Schenectady German/American chorus. 
Two sons serve in the U.S. Air Force, one as a 
photographer in Frankfort, Germany, and 
the other in San Antonio, TX. 

Ap" /| Betty C. Hungerford has been 
iJTx named director of development and 
communications for Tri-County Planned 
Fkrenthood, Inc., in Harrisburg, PA. She also 
is president of the Pennsylvania Public Rela- 
tions Society, a board member of the 
Dauphin Unit of the American Cancer Socie- 
ty, and vice president of the Lebanon Valley 
College Alumni Association. 

/ C [I" Henry B. Hollinger co-authored 

Ji3 (with Michael Zenzen) "The Nature 
of Irreversibility," Reidel Publishers. 

/ [" ^ Joan C. Conway has been promoted 

^ / to full professor at Hope College. 
She completed five years as co-founder of the 
successful two-piano camp for high school 
students, has published an article in Clavier 
magazine, wUl be a recitalist at the Michigan 
Music Teachers fall convention, and will ap- 
pear with the Fontana Players in recital. Con- 
way remains active as a performer, ad- 
judicator and clinician throughout the 
mid-west. 

Robert J. Nelson, vice president for Royal In- 
surance and retired chairman of the Board of 
Governors for the Insurance Crime Preven- 
tion Institute, has been elected to the Board of 
Governors for three groups: the Insurance 
Arbitration Forum, Inc.; the 600 Festival 
Association in Charlotte, North Carolina; and 
(also in Charlotte) the Pine Lake Country 
Club. 

John R. Eby was elected president and chief 
executive officer of Commonwealth Com- 
munications Services, Inc., in Harrisburg, 
PA. CCS owns 9 companies in broadcasting 
(TV and radio), publishing and graphic 
services. 



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A r~ Q Sally Crobaugh Beaver retired last 

JO year from her 18-year position as 
disability claims adjudicator for the state of 
Pennsylvania. Beaver is choir director for the 
Unitarian Church of Harrisburg, a member 
of the Hershey Symphony Orchestra, a board 
member for the South Central AIDS 
Assistance Network, and a radio reader for 
the Blind Association. 

Janet Tingley Deitrich is celebrating the se- 
cond anniversary of her West Cobb Mini 
Maid business in Atlanta, GA. 

Ruth C. Reddinger worked as an extra for 
four days last January during the filming of 
"Illegally Yours," starring Rob Lawe and Col- 
leen Comp. Reddinger is in the background 
of the initial scene, "walking with the man 
wearing the coca-cola hat" and is the "third 
called prospective juror." Reddinger, a 
registered nurse, lives in St. Augustine, FL. 

/["Q Louise Bartram Hagen recently 

\3^ celebrated her 25th wedding anni- 
versary. The mother of six children (three col- 
lege graduates, two college students, and a 
12-year-old son), Hagen returned to college 
and earned a Bachelor of Science in Com- 
puter Science from Stockton State College, 
NJ. She currently is pursuing her masters 
degree in that field. In addition to her parent- 
ing and studying, Hagen enjoys a successful 
career with the Federal Aviation Administra- 
tion. Her home is in Linwood, NJ. 

//^O I^'^l"! L. Dietz founded and pres- 

0\/ ently coordinates a campus-wide 
organization designated l.T.A.G. or Interac- 
tive Technologies Applications Group. The 
group's goal is to investigate and incorporate 
the latest video high technology disc-based 
instructional and informational systems on 
the campus of Towson State University. 

Martha Rudnicki Williams received a master 
of arts degree in history from George Mason 
University in January. She currently serves 
on the board of directors of the Archeological 
Society of Virginia and is chairperson of its 
education committee. She will complete 25 
years as a teacher with the Fairfax County 
Public Schools. 

f £L'\ Evelyn Berger Kerr is "now savor- 

O JL ing life in Giessen, Germany." Ken- 
has been in 25 different countries and has 
resided in Japan (three years) and Panama 
(three years). "Still think the U.S. is best." 

Rosalyn R. Knapp is a colonel in the United 
States Air Force and recently celebrated her 
24th year of commissioned service. 

//^^ Jean M. Morgan of Charlotte, NC 
O^ was one of 15 poets invited to parti- 
cipate in "The Legacy of American Poetry; In 
Celebration of the Poet Laureate." The event, 
held in March, was sponsored by The Na- 
tional Endowment for the Arts, in coopera- 



tion with the Library of Congress, to pay 
tribute to "this country's first Poet Laureate 
Consultant in Poetry, Robert Penn Warren, 
and to the young generation of fxjets who are 
carrying on and developing the tradition of 
American poetry." 

Morgan was invited upon the recommen- 
dation of Reed Whittemore of College Park, 
MD, a former consultant in poetry to the 
Library of Congress. Her first book of poetry 
is titled High Priestess of Change, and a second 
volume Easements and Restrictions is in prog- 
ress. Her poem "Grafting" was awarded the 
annual Hoepfner Prize as the best poem to 
appear in Southeni Humanities Ra'ieiv in 1983. 
In 1986, she was the recipient of the Bates 
Creative Writing Award at the University of 
South Carolina. 

A/20 R. Frederick Crider, Jr., pastor of 
Ov5 John Wesley United Methodist 
Church in Hagerstown, MD, has been 
named district superintendent for 
Cumberland/Hagerstown by Bishop Joseph 
Yeakel. 

f £l/\ James D. Huey has joined Gacono 
OtI Real Estate and Insurance of Ann- 
ville, PA, as a realtor associate. Huey has 
worked in retail sales and real estate invest- 
ment for the past 25 years. 

//^[~ Mary Ellen Olmsted Shearer 

OJ taught "A Positive Approach to Dis- 
cipline" at the April 1987 Children's Workers 
Conference for churches of the Eastern Penn- 
sylvania Conference of the United Methodist 
Church and was a program participant in the 
"Resolve Through Sharing Conference" held 
at St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem in May. The 
conference was designed to train nursing and 
other health professionals in caring for people 
who experienced loss through miscarriage, 
stillbirth or infant death. 

f CLC^ Richard C. Hoffman is manager of 
OO internal operations-field service for 
AMP, Inc. in Harrisburg, PA. 

Rodney H. Shearer taught a course in Old 
Testament at Moravian College during the fall 
semester and has been appointed to serve the 
Ono United Methodist Church in northern 
Lebanon County, PA beginning July 1. 

t C^7 J"^' r*' Behrens is a member of the 
O/ music faculty of MUlersville Univer- 
sity and the National Flute Association. He 
has played first flute with the Little Orchestra 
Society of Harrisburg and has been associate 
conductor of the Harrisburg Wind Ensemble. 
Recently, he joined Marcia Englar on guitar in 
presenting a concert at Cornwall Manor, 
Cornwall, PA. 

Thomas R. Embich was elected as a Derry 
Township (PA) Supervisor in 1986. 

William J. Lamont, Jr. is vice president for 
agricultural products and systems develop- 



ment for U.S. Quality Plastics, Inc. in Rome, 
GA. Lamont recently completed a term as 
president of The National Agricultural 
Plastics Association and, as Lieutenant Com- 
mander in the United States Naval Reserve, 
completed four active duty training periods 
at the naval station in Rota, Spain. He and 
his wife, Phyllis, also hosted two Flower and 
Garden tours in Western Europe. 

f CLCi Lynn Garrett earned her doctor of 
OO education degree from the Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania. She serves as supiervisor 
of staff development for the Tredyffrin- 
Easttown School District in Berwyn, PA. 

Gregory P. Hoover was promoted to the posi- 
tion of director of Quality Assurance for 
Organon, Inc. in West Orange, NJ. 

Lois A. Weil is a supervisor of an advertising 
topography shop. 

f CjOk J"'^" ^- Bic'^C'' since June of 1984 

O-' has been practicing general and 
child psychiatry in Annville, PA with a 
private practice and consultantships at several 
local hospitals. 

Richard William Bower received the master 
of divinity degree from Alliance Theological 
Seminary in Nyack, NY. 

S. Dean Burkholder established and is presi- 
dent of Human Services Planning Systems, 
Inc., a consulting organization that has 
served human service agencies in PA and NJ 
since 1976. 

Jonnalynn K. Mandelbaum received a doc- 
tor of philosophy in education degree from 
Georgia State University. Her dissertation 
was entitled, "The Missionary As a Cross- 
Cultural Interpreter." Mandelbaum is a pro- 
gram development officer for international 
education at John Hopkins University. 

f^f\ James A. Grube has been named 

/ \J director of physical education and 
intramurals at Middlebury College, Middle- 
bury, VT. Grube has been a member of the 
coaching staff at Middlebury since 1978. 

Lloyd R. Helt, Jr. has been mayor of Sykes- 
ville, MD since May of 1981. 

f^Tt Glenn E. Beidel is a budget analyst 
/ X. with the United States Army, holds 
office in Toastmasters International District 18 
and is president of the South Penn Chess 
Club. 

Larry A. Fenner, is computer advisor for the 
clinical laboratory of the \A Medical Center in 
Lebanon, PA. 

Keith D. Gittermann received his masters 
degree in biology from West Chester Univer- 
sity in May. 



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Reid W. Habecker is a staff pharmacist and 
computer coordinator for the outpatient phar- 
macy at the VA Medical Center in Lebanon, 
PA. 

f} }) \ David C. Hosteller has been pro- 
/^ moted to senior vice president, 
branch administration, at Fulton Bank in 
Lancaster, PA. Hostetter also is well-known in 
the Lancaster area for prize-winning roses. 

William R. Tarbutlon is a helicopter pilot sta- 
tioned at Pensacola, FL. Tarbutton expects to 
be transferred to Quanfico, VA in December. 

/^^ Kalhie Aslon Bisking is a mathe- 
/ J matics teacher at Central Dauphin 
High School in Harrisburg, PA. 

Terry M. Heisey, head librarian at Evangelical 
School of Theology in Myerstown, PA, 
earned a doctorate of philosophy in informa- 
tion science from Rutgers University. Heisey 
oversees a 50,000-volume theological library 
and teaches research methods and church 
history at the Seminary. 

Doren S. Lealhers teaches math at Unionville 
High School (PA) where he coached the 
wrestling team to its second consecutive 
Southern Chester County league champion- 
ship. 

William J. Morrison has been elected 
secretary of the Chemical Marketing 
Research Association. Morrison is a senior 
business analyst with Air Products & 
Chemical, Inc. in AUentown, PA. 

Rulh Nickerson Ritlmann is married to the 
vice president/treasurer of IMO Delaral, is the 
mother of two daughters, ages 7 and 2, and is 
"enjoying being a housewife." 

Steve R. Sanko, M.D. is assistant professor 
in the department of obstetrics and gyne- 
cology at The University of Rochester, Strong 
Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY. In July of 
1986, he finished a fellowship in maternal- 
fetal medicine and is now practicing perina- 
tology at Strong. 

Andrew F. Stachow is in his second year as 
band director and music department coor- 
dinator at Hanover Park High School in east 
Hanover, NJ. The organization of 166 
students performed in the Macy's Thanksgiv- 
ing parade and was recognized on the floor 
of the N] state senate for its consistently 
superior performances throughout the 
Eastern USA. Stachow recently performed 
with the NJ Saxophone Ensemble on alto 
saxophone. 

f^/X David L. Eshelman currently is the 

/^ controller for Babcock Industries, 
Inc. in York, PA. David and his wife, Sally, 
are the parents of two sons, Scott (3) and 
Robbie (15 months). 



James L. Kalzaman, supervisor of internal 
policy affairs for the Air Force, is on duty 
with the 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing in the 
Philippines. 

Robert E. Johns, Jr. has been named general 
manager of The Conference Center at Eagle 
Lodge of Lafayette Hill, PA. The Center is 
owned by CIGNA Corporation and managed 
by Harrison Conference Services. 

f^£l Theresa E. DaKay has been named 

/ O by the Marquis Who's Who Publi- 
cation Board as a subject of biographical 
record in the 1987-1988 fifteenth edition of 
W/;o's Wio of American Women. Dr. DaKay 
has maintained a private optometric practice 
in Wind Gap for the past six years and is a 
member of the American Optometric 
Association. She is a 1980 graduate of the 
Pennsylvania College of Optometry, 
Philadelphia, PA. 

Holly M. Johnson Fay is in her fourth year as 
director of therapeutic recreation at Filosa 
Care Center in Danbury, CT She is a 
member of the Connecticut Association of 
Therapeutic Recreation Directors and has 
served as guest speaker for several health- 
related organizations in the Fairfield County 
area. Fay also is a member of the St. Paul's 
Lutheran Church choir and a soloist with the 
Christ Chorale in Danbury. 

Bruce M. Jeffrey is vice president of the retail 
division, Weichent Commercial Company, a 
division of Weichent Realtors. 

Fred A. Scheeren has been named one of the 
top 20 brokers of the Pittsburgh-based firm, 
F^rker/Hunter. Scheeren is vice president and 
branch manager of their Clarksburg office. 
He was recognized for his achievements in 
the area of portfolio management and retire- 
ment planning for individuals, corporations 
and institutions. This marks the fourth year 
he has received the award. With Parker/ 
Hunter since 1979, Scheeren became the 
firm's first CFP (Certified Financial Planner) 
and is one of their youngest vice presidents 
and branch managers. 

Merrily Robinson Smith has worked as a 
registered nurse in critical care for the past 10 
years. Her physician-husband plans to return 
to school to become an electrical engineer. 

Lisa K. Steiner has been piromoted by Fulton 
Bank to vice president/commercial loan of- 
ficer. She joined Fulton's management train- 
ing program in 1976. 

Frank A. Tavani is one of three new assistant 
football coaches hired recently by Lafayette 
College. 

f^^ John Wilson Green and his wife, 

/ / Cynlhia Kay Chaffee Green '80, 

reside in Bayfield, WI, John is a minister of 



the Bayfield Presbyterian Church. They have 
three children, ages 7, 6, and 3. 

Kerry Schassler Keenan and her husband, 
Gary, lived in Dublin Ireland, for one year. 
She currently works at Mercy College in 
Dobbs Ferry NY. 

/^Q Jeffrey A. Bomberger received the 

/ O J.D. degree from the University of 
Pennsylvania in 1984 and now is employed 
by a large law firm in Cleveland, OH. 

Gregory S. Grace is chief actuary for the 
Delaware Insurance Department for the State 
of Delaware. 

Jolynda Jones recently received her doctor of 
philosophy degree in anatomy from Thomas 
Jefferson University. 

Russell P. Labe, Jr. is employed as a senior 
consultant in the management science 
department of Merrill Lynch in Somerset, NJ. 

Kay L. Shuttleworth is a graduate student at 
The Pennsylvania State University, working 
on a doctor of philosophy degree in ecology. 

f^Ck Richard J. Allen is a systems 
/ 37 engineer for Johnson & Johnson in 
Phillipsburg, NJ. 

Elaine Thallner Bomberger received her 

M.D. from Temple University in 1985 and 
presently is serving her Emergency Medicine 
Residency in Cleveland, OH. 

Stephen G. Crum has been decorated with 
the third award of the Army Achievement 
Medal in Japan. The Medal is awarded to 
soldiers for meritorious service, acts of 
courage, or other accomplishments. Crum 
plays the piano with the 296th Army Band. 

Douglas S. Graham was promoted to assis- 
tant vice president/credit officer for Business 
Development, Commercial Loan Approval, 
Analysis and Administration with the 
Midlantic National Bank in Edison, NJ. 
Graham, who joined Midlantic in January of 
1985, resides with his wife, Susan, in 
Somerset, NJ. 

Gregory A. Hilt has become direct mail pro- 
gram coordinator for Peter Wong & 
Associates, Inc., a marketing, advertising and 
public relations agency located in Virginia. 
Hilt formerly was a production manager for 
Best Products Co. in York, PA. 

Tina I. Stone is a nursing supervisor at Maple 
Farms Nursing Center in Akron, PA. 

John M. Sultzbaugh recently rejoined Atlan- 
tic Research Corporation as a process 
engineer with the Propulsion Division in 
Gainesville, VA. 



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fQf\ Raymond J. Boccuti recently receiv- 
OU ed his master of arts in jazz perfor- 
mance from Trenton State College. He is an 
instrumental music teacher in the Neshaminy 
School District, Langhorne, PA. 

Lisa E. Lancaster was ordained a Minister of 
the Word in the Presbyterian Church (USA) 
and is now a solo pastor at The Hillsborogh 
Presbyterian Church in Belle Mead, NJ, near 
Princeton. 

Deborah R. Miller is a reference/research 
librarian for rare and archival materials in 
music at the Jackson Music Library, Yale 
University, New Haven, CT. Miller received 
the master of library science degree (MLS) 
from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, 
New Jersey, last December and is studying 
advanced librarianship, specializing in rare 
and archival materials, at Columnia Universi- 
ty in NY. 

William T. Reinecke is director of bands at 
Apopka High School in Apopka, a suburb of 
Orlando, FL. 



'81 



Marcia C. Andrews has been 
named director of nursing service 
at Lebanon Valley General Hospital in Leb- 
anon, PA. 



Jennifer L. Bowen teaches fourth grade at 
Pine Grove Area Elementary School in Pine 
Grove, PA. She also teaches piano and 
strings in her private music studio. 

Bruce Daniel Lyman received a master of 
divinity degree from Alliance Theological 
Seminary in Nyack, NY. 

Kathleen M. Picciano received her doctor of 
veterinary medicine degree from The Ohio 
State University College of Veterinary 
Medicine last June. She currently works in a 
Franklinville, NJ, equine practice. 

^QfJ Denise L. Achey spent 1983-1985 

O^ studying choral conducting at the 
conservatory of music in Cologne, West Ger- 
many, where she earned a graduate degree in 
conducting. Since the fall of 1985, she has 
been the choral director at Middletown High 
School in Frederick County, MD. There, she 
leads five choral groups and teaches music 
theory and piano. She also directs the adult 
choir at Trinity United Methodist Church in 
Frederick. 

Karen M. Card graduated from the T. C. 
Williams School of Law at the University of 
Richmond, VA, in May of 1986. She passed 
the Virginia Bar Examination and was admit- 
ted to the Virginia State Bar in October of 
1986. 

/ Q ^ Peter A. Donnelly was promoted to 
OyJ the rank of First Lieutenant in the 
U.S. Air Force on November 30, 1986. Don- 
nelly, stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base in 



Spokane, WA, is a navigator on a B-52 
Bomber. 

David L. Moyer teaches chemistry and 
physics at Calvert Senior High School in 
Prince Frederick, MD. 

/ Q /| Carol A. Denison is teaching eighth 
Ori grade English and reading in the 
Harrisburg City School District and also is 
studying for a masters of education in 
reading degree at Penn State University. 
Denison is listed in the 1986 edition of 
Outstanding Young Wotnm in America. 

Robert Lee Dowd currently is working for 
Deak International in New York. His wife, 
the former Jennifer Margaret Lee, attended 
LVC for three semesters and graduated from 
Fleet Business School in Annapiolis, MD. She 
now is working for Cablevision on Long 
Island. The Dowds are residing in Linden- 
hurst, NY. 

David M. Frye began a 10-week clinical 
pastoral experience as student chaplain at the 
Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, AZ, 
this June. In September, he will serve for one 
year as vicar of Cedar Lutheran Church in 
Allentown, PA. 

Stacy M. Gundrum began employment with 
the FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. 
with the Criminal Investigative Division, 
White-Collar Crimes Section, Financial 
Crimes Unit. 

Lois Kaslow Hartley is the assistant office 
manager at R&M Associates, Electronic Data 
Products Services, Inc., in Park Ridge, NJ. 

Carol M. Jordan Fleming graduated last May 
from Asbury Theological Seminary in 
Wilmore, KY with a master of arts degree in 
church music and Christian education. The 
Flemings live in Carrollton, GA. 

/QC James R. Angerole is co-manager 

O J of a small grocery store in Ocean 
Grove, NJ. He plans to return to college to 
prepare for a career working with children. 

Allan A. Dutton started graduate work at 
Millersville University. 

Jane Rupert Dutton has been promoted to 
assistant program director for Community 
Services Group in Lancaster, PA. 

Alison Verrier Moyer teaches fourth grade at 
Leonardtown Elementary School in Leonard- 
town, MD. 

Terri L. Roach received a masters of music 
degree Ln choral conducting from the Univer- 
sity of North Carolina at Greensboro in May. 
Roach works in the collection department of 
the North Carolina National Bank, is assis- 
tant music director for Christ United 
Methodist Church in Greensboro and teaches 
private voice lessons. 



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School. 



Martha E. Bliss is a mathematics/ 
physics teacher at Conestoga High 



Elisabeth Garner is a graduate student at 
Cincinnati College and Conservatory in Cin- 
cinnati, OH. 

Anthony A. Meyers is a math teacher in the 
Palmyra School District, Palmyra, PA. 

Jacqueline A. Newcomer is an elementary 
music teacher in the Cocalico District, Lan- 
caster County, PA. 

Scott A. Wien is an accountant with Bergfors 
Construction Company in NJ. 

Blaik Westhoff is a seminarian working on a 
master of divinity degree at United Theo- 
logical Seminary in Dayton, OH. 



Marriages 



1973 

Deborah L. Ellis to Raymond McHenry, Jr. 
on March 20, 1987. 
Correction: 

Dennis Ward (not David) married Cynthia 
Albright '75. 
1975 

Deborah Kay Brinser to J. Gary McDivitt in 
November 1986. 

Gail Tyson to Joseph M. Pease on May 17, 
1986. 
1980 

Elyce R. Chadwick to Theodore C. 
Reynolds, Jr. on June 21, 1986. 
1982 

Karen L. Fuller to William P. Ayes on May 
24, 1986. 

Kelly Sue Krout to Jud F. Stauffer in 
November 1986. 
1984 

Lois E. Kaslow to Hampton Hartley on Jan- 
uary 1, 1987 

Michelle Elaine James to Christopher Wesley 
Roberts in April 1987 

Carol M. Jordan to The Reverend Terry G. 
Fleming on June 28, 1986. 
Jennifer Margaret Lee to Robert Lee Dowd 
on September 20, 1986. 
Mary A. Secott to Jeffrey Sanden in August 
1986. 

Margo S. Smith to Tuck M. Saunders on 
February 14, 1987 
1985 

Diane Patricia Detwiler to David Edward 
Ramage '82. 

Janette Arlee Lasher to Mark Jacob Nee on 
May 2, 1987 

Alison Verrier to David L. Moyer '83 on 
August 16, 1986. 
1986 

Peggy L. Leister to Kevin E. Bruck '85 on 
March 21, 1987 

Jacqueline A. Newcomer to Thomas Owsin- 
ski on December 27, 1986. 



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Births 




Amanda and Rachel, twin daughters ot Robert '75 and 
Nancy Eckler '74, mode! LVC sun suits. Alumni Associa- 
tion gifts. The Ecklers, parents also of five-year- 
old Daniel James, operate an ice cream store in Neptune 
City, NJ. 

1970 

Margaret Little Kreiser and Michael J. 
Kreiser, a son, Shawn Michael, on June 24, 
1986. 

To Patricia and George L. Morse, a son, 
David, on April 2, 1987. 
To Marie and Dr. Michael P. Waltz, a 
daughter, Britta Marie, on March 19, 1987 
The Waltz's have two other children, Michael 
Paul, Jr, born January 25, 1984, and Paul 
Kenneth, II, born June 13, 1985. 
1971 

To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Cestare, a 
daughter, Keeley Ann, on September 24, 
1985. 
1973 

To Ruth Wilson Kauffman and Jonas B. 
Kauffman, III, a son, Lucas Wilson, on 
September 6, 1986. 
1974 

To Lucinda Burger Knauer and Davis Jay 
Knauer, a son, Preston Davis Knauer, on 
May 5, 1987. The Knauers also have a 
daughter, Christianne, 7. 
To Susan L. Wood Nasuti and Richard C. 
Nasuti, a daughter, Claire Marie, on August 
14, 1986. 
1975 

To Eileen Briggs DiRaddo and David DiRad- 
do, a son, Troy Richard, on February 21, 
1987 

To Tomi Fay Campbell Forbes and Greg 
Forbes, their second son. Chandler Logan, on 
March 13, 1986. 

To Patricia West Kesselring and Dr William 
T Kesselring, Jr., a son, Michael Thomas. 
The Kesselrings have two other children: Bil- 
ly 4, and Katie, 2. 

To Barbara G. Schroeder-Buck and Richard 
C. Buck, a daughter, EmUy Mary, on August 
21, 1986. The Bucks also have a son Daniel, 3. 
1976 

To Susan Margolf Poling and Gary Poling, a 
son, William Margolf, on February 21, 1985. 
To Susan Shemeta Stachelczk and Gregory 
J. Stachelczk, a daughter, Christine Long, on 
September 16, 1984. 
1977 

To Kerry Schassler Keenan and Gary 
Keenan, a daughter, Kathleen Diane, on May 
30, 1986. 



To Deborah Starr Tuxhorn and Darryl Tux- 
horn, a son Joshua William, on May 10, 1985. 
1978 

To Brenda Hawkins Geist and George F. 
Geist, a son Gregory Franklin on October 28, 
1985 and a son, Justin Paul, on December 30, 
1986. 
1979 

To Lisa Dromgold Bender and The Reverend 
D. Wayne Bender, a son, Alexander Wayne, 
on January 31, 1987. 

To Elaine Thallner Bomberger and Jeffrey 
A. Bomberger '78, a son, Thomas, on 
November 13, 1985. The Bombergers also 
have a daughter, Ann Michelle, born on June 
14, 1983. 

To Peggy Dedrick Younkins and Curtis 
Younkins, a daughter, Karen Lynn, on Oc- 
tober 22, 1986. 
1980 

To Linda Gingrich Flynn and Timothy P. 
Flynn, a daughter, Erin Michele, on May 27, 
1986. 

To Susan Slaybaugh Mrazik and Robert J. 
Mrazik, a daughter, Jill Theresa, on May 7, 
1986. 

To Cindy Boyce Poliniak and David PoUniak, 
a son, Phillip David, on September 23, 1986. 
1981 

To Kay King Hatch and Jeffrey L. Hatch '79, 
a son, Scott Robert, on November 14, 1986, 
"Dad's" 30th birthday 
To Alyssa Dewire Gould and Leo J. Gould, 
III, a daughter, Katie Dawn, on September 
24, 1986. 

To Karen Veigel Stoltzfus and James G. 
Stoltzfus, a son, Joshua James, on July 25, 
1986. 
1982 

To Lisa Naples Boccuti and Raymond J. Boc- 
cuti '80, a son, Gregory Raymond, on 
January 9, 1987 

To Janet Lynn Jacobs Dearstyne and Ken- 
neth E. Dearstyne, Jr., a daughter, Andrea 
Lyn, on February 6, 1987. 
To Rebecca Newcomb Haegele and Mark E. 
Haegele, a daughter. Amber Lauren, on Oc- 
tober 7, 1986. 
1984 

To Jeannette R. Flalterman Gehres and Mark 
A. Gehres, a daughter, Jessica Leigh, on De- 
cember 18, 1986. 
1985 

To Kelly Kefford Tolbert and Christopher 
Tolbert, a son, Jererrty, on September 24, 1986. 

In Memoriam 

1918 

S. F. W. Morrison, on March 30, in Clear- 
field, PA. 
1921 

Raymond L. Duncan, on February 6, 1987. 
1922 

Reuel E. Swank, on May 18, 1987, in 
Lebanon, PA. 



1923 

Joseph R. MacDonald, on December 15, 

1986, in Palmyra, PA. 

Paul S. Ensminger, on March 15, 1987, in 

Annville, PA. 

Martha Gingrich, on February 21, 1986, in 

Annville, PA. 

1924 

Donald E. Fields, on May 29, 1987, in 

Lebanon, PA. 

1925 

Jerome W. Frock, on February 20, 1987, in 

Hershey, PA. 

1926 

Permelia Rose Emanuel, on March 5, 1987, in 

Harrisburg, PA. 

1927 

Earl C. Williamson, on December 15, 1986, 

in Telford, PA. 

1930 

Dorothy Gable Tompkins, on March 12, 

1987, in Lebanon, PA. 
1931 

Sara L. Ensminger, on April 19, in York, PA. 

1933 

L. Pfercy Clements, Jr., on February 22, 1987, 

in Tampa, FL. 

1934 

Emma Fasnacht McGill in Lebanon, PA. 

1935 

Olive Kaufman Kleinfelter, on October 20, 

1986, in Palmyra, PA. 

1936 

Esther M. Aumiller, on December 27, 1986, 

in Harrisburg, PA. 

1938 

Agnes Morris DuBois, on June 15, 1986, in 

Philadelphia, PA. 

1939 

E. John Zettlemoyer, on September 28, 1985. 

1944 

Betty June Bomgardner, on February 5, 1987. 

1945 

Peter Paul Chunko, on April 20, 1987, in NY. 

1949 

Earl E. Rhine, on June 4, 1987, in Lancaster, 

PA. 

1960 

Chester L. Wertsch, Jr., on March 31, 1986, 

in Baltimore, MD. 

1961 

David G. Poff, on January 30, 1987, in OH. 

1967 

Carol J. Grace, on December 20, 1986, in 

Bonn, West Germany. 

Hermann W. Kaebnick, trustee emeritus, 

died on May 25 in Hershey, PA. Memorial 

services were held on June 7 at First United 

Methodist Church in Hershey. 

David W. Trauger, a former assistant director 

of admissions at Lebanon Valley College, died 

on May 29, 1987 in Lebanon, PA. 



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In Memoriam 




A LIBRARY EHDOWUtHT FUND 
HAS 8EEH ESTA8LISKED BV 



KATHERINE E. SCHULTZ 



DR. DONALD I MRS. FRANCES FIELDS ■21.79 



The late Dr. Donald E. Fields, 
LVC Librarian Emeritus, last 
November participated in the 
dedication of a plaque in the 
Gossard Library in his honor 
Miss Kathryn E. Schultz 
established a library 
endowment fund in excess of 
$160,000 in honor of Dr. Fields 
and his wife Frances. The an- 
nual interest from the fund 
supplements the Library's 
operating budget. 



Don was my friend. 

It was a friendship which ripened over many years of mutual trust and respect. 

With a library problem he was always able to help because he was a scholar as well as a profes- 
sional librarian. 

However, I think of him mostly at home in his little stone house steeped in history and charm. 

I think of long conversations before an open fire in his living room; sessions in his greenhouse 
watching the miracle of the night-blooming cereus coming into flower; gatherings around his table 
to sample the gourmet foods he and Frances had learned to prepare in cooking school; and quiet 
summer evenings in the privacy of his back-yard patio. 

He was a many-sided man. An intellectual, he appreciated the classics but he also had a huge ap- 
petite for detective stories. An organist, he loved Bach chorales but he also had a large collection of 
jazz records. He was a botanist, a bird-watcher, and a carpenter. 

He was a good listener with a keen sense of humor. He encouraged story telling. Then he would 
sit quietly, not missing a word, just putting in a pithy comment now and then. 

He was kind, generous and courteous. He was a gentle man - and a gentleman. 

He was my friend. 

Rajmrks by Edna Cannean at the funeral service of Donald E. Fields on Sunday, May 31, 1987. 



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Just In . . . 

Literature Award Established 

LVC English majors in classes of 1987 and 
1988 have established the Dr. Agnes Boyle 
O'Donnell Literature Av\ard in honor of the 
long-term professor of English v\'ho retired in 
May, 1987 after 26 years of service. 

The yearly award will be given to an out- 
standing English major with a deep under- 
standing of and appreciation for literature 
and the human qualities that bring literature 
to life. The first award will be given in April 
of 1988 as part of the LVC Spring Awards 
Ceremony. The LVC English Department will 
designate the recipient. 

"It is a great honor — and very moving, 
especially since it was set up entirely by stu- 
dent initiative," said O'Donnell. "I'm par- 
ticularlv pleased that the fund will be used 
primarilv for the benefit of good students and 
the English Department." 

Dr. O'Donnell, a native of Philadelphia, 
joined the LVC faculty on a part-time basis in 
1961, assuming full-time teaching status in 
1963. She received the A.B. degree in English 
from Immaculata College, the M.Ed, degree 



in secondary education from Temple Univer- 
sity, and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in 
English from the University of Pennsylvania. 

College Receives Award 

Lebanon Valley College recently received 
the Neographics '87 Silver Av\'ard for the 
"Report of the President 1985-86" publication. 
The award, given by the Graphic Arts Asso- 
ciation, Philadelphia, PA, is a nationally 
recognized marketing event which promotes 
the talents and technical capabilities of the 
Mid-Atlantic region's $5 billion graphic arts 
and printing industry. 

Project director of the publication was Maril 
Weister, LVC director of communications; art 
director was Jeffrey L. Fanus, JF Graphics, 
l^ebanon. Printing was handled by Sowers 
Printing Company, Lebanon. 

Computer Workshops For 
You - Summer 1987 

Sessions wUl be held in the Microcomputer 
Lab and Learning Center. Seminar fees in- 



clude a light snack or lunch, sample data 
diskette and materials. CEU's will be award- 
ed for successful completion of computer 
workshops. 

Introduction to LOTUS 1, 2, 3 Release 2, 
Tuesday August 4 & 11; 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.; 
Fee: $95.00; 

Using LOTUS 1, 2, 3 Release 2, Wednesday 
August 19; 8:30 - 4:00 p.m.; Fee: $95.00; 
Programming with dBASE III PLUS, 
Wednesday August 22; 8:30 - 4:00 p.m.; Fee: 
$95.00; 

Hard-disk Management with MS-DOS, 
Thursday, August 13, 9:00 - 1:00 p.m.; Fee: 
$65.00; 

An Introduction to dBASE IE plus, Wednes- 
day August 5; 8:30 - 4:00 p.m.; Fee: $95.00; 
An Introduction to Word Processing Using 
MS-WORD, Saturday August 8; 8:30 - 4:00 
p.m.; Fee: $95.00. 

For information call Joann Y. Hauer or 
Deborah R. Fullam at (717) 867-6218 or 
867-6346. 



Fall 1987 Sports Events (continued) 



9/5 

9/12 

9/19 

9/26 

10/3 



Women's Cross Country 

9/5 Millersville Invit. A 

LVC Invitational H 

Baptist Bible Invit. A 

The Kings Invit. A 

Muhlenberg College/ A 
Alvernia (Allentown) 

10/10 Dickinson Invit. A 

10/17 Elizabethtown H 

HOMECOMING 

10/24 Haverford Invit. A 

10/28 Albright/ Dickinson H 

10/31 Washington/W. MD A 

11/7 MAC A 
11/14 NCAA Regional Meet A 

11/21 NCAA Division III A 

Soccer 

9/5 Lycoming Tourn. A 

9/6 Shepherd /Elmira A 

9/8 Hazelton Campus/ A 

Penn State 

9/10 Lancaster Bible H 

9/12 Susquehanna H 

9/16 Allentown A 

9/19 Kings A 

9/23 Western Maryland A 

9/26 Dickinson H 

9/29 Washington H 



11:00 a.m. 
12:00 noon 



1:30 p.m. 



3:30 p.m. 
1:00 p.m. 



6:00 p.m. 
1:00 p.m. 
3:30 p.m. 

3:30 p.m. 
1:00 p.m. 
3:30 p.m. 
1:00 p.m. 
3:00 p.m. 
1:00 p.m. 
3:30 p.m. 



10/3 Gettysburg A 11:00 a.m. 

10/8 Ursinas H 3:30 p.m. 

10/10 York A 1:00 p.m. 

10/14 Franklin & Marshall H 3:30 p.m. 

10/16 Widener A 3:30 p.m. 

10/21 Juniata H 3:30 p.m. 

10/24 Muhlenberg H 1:00 p.m. 

10/31 Moravian H 11:00 a.m. 

Men's Cross Country 

9/5 Millersville Invit. A 11:30 a.m. 

9/12 LVC Invit. H 11:30 a.m. 

(Memorial Lake 

State Park) 

9/19 Baptist Bible Invit. A 1:00 p.m. 

9/26 The Kings Invit. (NY) A 

(Briar Cliff) 

10/3 Muhlenberg College/ A 12:00 noon 

Alvernia 

10/10 Dickinson Invit. A 

10/17 Elizabethtown H 1:30p.m. 

HOMECOMING 

10/24 Haverford Invit. A 2:00 p.m. 

10/28 Albright/Dickinson H 3:30 p.m. 

10/31 Washington/W. MD A 1:00 p.m. 

(Westminster, MD) 

11/7 MAC Belmont Phila. A 

11/14 NCAA Regional Meet A 

11/21 NCAA Div. Ill Meet A 



Women's Volleyball 

9/17 Dickinson A 7:00 p.m. 

9/22 Lincoln at Lancaster A 7:00 p.m. 

Bible 

9/25 Albright A 7:00 p.m. 

10/1 Swarthmore/ A 7:00 p.m. 

Muhlenberg 

10/3 Wilkes/F&M H 7:00 p.m. 

10/5 Elizabethtown A 7:00 p.m. 

10/8 Spring Garden A 7:00 p.m. 

10/10 Gettysburg/Frostburg H 2:00 p.m. 

10/13 Delaware Valley A 7:00 p.m. 

10/15 Moravian A 6:30 p.m. 

10/17 Spring Garden H 10:30 p.m. 

10/27 Susquehanna/ W MD H 6:00p.m. 
11/7 MAC 
11/14 NCAA 



for more information regarding the 1987 fall 
sports a'ents contact the LVC athletic office at 
(717) 867-6260. 




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Graduation Day! Barb Feaster, (left) 
Scott Kirk and Donna Girod pause (for 
only a moment) during the post- 
Commencement festivities outside Miller 
Chapel. Highlights of Commencement 
'87 appear in "Campus Update."