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An LVC Tradition Continues!
Spring Arts Festival
April 22, 23, 24
• LVC/F&M Symphony
under the direction of Dr. Klement
• North Carolina National
• Children's Day
• Much More
Summer Sports Camps
Day and residential summer
camps for youngsters and high
school students will be held on
the LVC campus from June
through August. Information is
available by calling (717) 867-6205
from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon-
day through Friday.
Girls: field hockey and
Boys and Girls: basketball,
volleyball, and swimming
Boys: soccer, football and
"Everything's Coming Up Roses"
Alumni Weekend '88
June 3, 4, 5
• Rose Day Program
featuring Steve Scanniello 78
Rosarian, Brooklyn Botanic Garden
• Senior Alumni Breakfast
• Alumni Awards Luncheon
• Swimming, tennis and other
sports in the NEW ARNOLD
• Travelogue & Buffet
• Much More
Improve Your Business Skills
The College's Leadership
Development Institute (LDI),
will offer one-day seminars to
improve your business skills
during March, April and May
Seminars include "Influencing
Others," "Improving Your
Group Skills" and "Under-
standing Yourself and Your
"Introduction to Problem Solv-
ing Techniques and Statistical
Process Control," a special one-
day seminar for manufacturing
and production personnel, will
be held on Wednesday, May 4.
Call Dr. Barbara Denison, (717)
867-6278, for more details on any
of the above seminars.
Increase Your Computer Skills
Computer workshops will be
held in LVCs Fencil Conference
Center during March, April and
May. The one-day seminars in-
clude "Computer Graphics for
Business Applications," "Desktop
Publishing Using Aldus PC Page-
maker" and "Introduction to MS-
Windows." Additional novice
and advanced seminars are
available. For details, call Joanne
Hauer or Deborah Fullam at
Summer Music Camp
High school musicians (ages
14-18) may participate in the
one-week residential Summer
Music Camp being held in July.
Call (717) 867-6289 or 6275 for
details. Registration deadline is
June 3, 1988.
Sunday May 8
Baccalaureate Service, 9 a.m.
Commencement, 11 a.m.
Lebanon Valley College Magazine
Vol. 4, Number 4
Editor, Maril A. Weister
Assistant Editor, John B. Deamer
Director of Alumni Services and
Mary Jean Bishop
The Vallev is published four times a year
bv Lebanon Valley College and distributed
without charge to alumni and friends.
Send address changes to:
Lebanon Vallev College
Annville, PA 17003
Photographer John Stauffer, Lebanon, cap-
tured this crisp, snowy January Saturday at
Table of Contents
4 Stephen Scanniello: Life Is A Bed Of Roses bv Kathleen Yorty Thach
6 The Tailor by Kathleen Y. Thach
7 Stalking The Wilds Of Annville bv Edna J. Carmean
9 Alumni News
11 Campus Update
16 Faculty Profile
17 LVC Sports
From the Editor:
In case you haven't seen the back cover, LVC is one of our
nation's best liberal arts and sciences colleges according to a
survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report. Tell your
This issue of The Vallev includes some of our best: rosarian
Stephen Scanniello 78 and Sammy "The Tailor" Clarke '27.
Look for your friends in Classnotes, Campus Update and
You may be puzzled as to the late arrival of the "Winter"
issue. We've slightly revised the mailing schedule in order to
get some of our campus news to you a little earlier than the
current schedule allows. Thus, this issue includes both winter
and spring news. Look for the Summer issue in earlv June
and the Fall issue (with a feature story on the new Edward H.
Arnold Sports Center) in September. Enjoy this issue!
Maril A. Weister
Correction: In the last issue of The
Valley, the Class of '27 was shown at its
60th Reunion. Two of the members,
however, were incorrectly identified.
Present for the 60th Reunion were, left to
right: Dr. D. LeRoy Fegley, Mrs. Fegley,
Sammy Clark, Myra Sheaffer White,
Mark H. Layser, Mrs. Layser, Kathryn
Wheeler Snavely, and Blanche Stager
Correction: Our last issue, featuring our "Honor Roll of Donors," included a list of in-
dividuals who have supported The Arthur L. Peterson Leadership Scholarship. Missing from
the list were Dr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Shearer.
Life Is A Bed Of Roses
by Kathleen Yorty Thach
For the past three years, life for Stephen Scanniello '78
has been a bed of roses.
For the past three years, life for Stephen Scanniello 78 has
been a one-acre rose garden with 15 rosebeds and borders con-
taining nearly 6,000 rosebushes of over 1000 varieties.
Scanniello is rosarian for the nation's finest and most complete
collection of American roses, the Cranford Rose Garden in New
York City's Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Started 60 years ago with
funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Walter V. Cranford, the garden
was designed to be what some have called an 'animated text-
book', a place where learning and enjoyment blend in beauty.
As rosarian, Scanniello oversees the care of the roses from
planting to cultivating to fertilizing, pruning, weeding and
watering. There are times when it's a hands-on experience. In
fact, on his way to becoming rosarian in January of 1985, he
worked for a while as an instructor in the Children's Garden and
then as a gardener on the grounds crew responsible for the entire
52-acre Brooklyn Botanic Garden. He operated a back hoe,
removed tree stumps and dug ditches. Fortunately, the feel of
thorns (as he practiced for his pruning test) and the smell of fer-
tilizer (as he trucked in 50 tons of cow manure) have not
diminished his love for roses.
But no need to feel sorry for Scanniello. There is a glamorous
side to a rosarian's life as well. Consider, for one thing, how he
has worked along side the best landscape artists in planning the
city gardens of celebrities and politicians, and, for another, how
he gets h * glon in rave re\ lews ol rose-lovers w titers and garden
Scanniello seems to have found
the perfect job for someone who— for
as long as he can remember— has
had a fondness for growing things.
"The roses will fairly overpower you with their profusions of
color and scent."
". . . (the roses') vigor and diversity . . . make the finest display
that you are likely to see anywhere."
Then, too, the Cranford Garden's Annual Rose Day (when
"members only" get to enjoy the garden, lunch and a guest
speaker) can be a pretty glorious time for the rosarian-in-charge.
Scanniello's first Rose Day reinforced what experience has
already proved— that hard work and stress are indeed part and
parcel of even the more glamorous aspects of his job.
It was raining, he remembers, and he had to clean the
walkways. His nervousness mounted as he was introduced to the
donor's nephew. The awareness of his own inexperience became
painful as the former rosarian— who had been at the Gardens for
25 years— kept close watch over him. Only after the former
rosarian took Scanniello aside and said, "You've got it" could
Scanniello begin to enjoy the event.
With growing experience and proven performances have come
opportunities to travel to Europe, Bermuda and many cities
across the United States to talk about roses— from how-to
Rose Day reinforced what ex-
perience has already proved— that
hard work and stress are indeed
part and parcel of even the more
glamorous aspects of his job.
seminars on selection, care and feeding to educational lectures
on the history of the rose. He's been invited to speak at rose con-
ventions, schools and garden clubs. And, because education is
his focus, that brings him almost as much satisfaction as the
Education, he explains, has been the focus of the Brooklyn
Botanic Garden since it was built on the site of a city garbage
Scanniello shares the philosophy of Harold Rhys Caparn, the
landscape architect who designed the original gardens, so he has
had no difficulty in remaining faithful to the basic plans. The
original design of The Cranford Rose Garden included the use of
15 rosebeds to illustrate the development of the rose, from the
first China roses and tea roses brought from southern China to
Europe in the late 1700s to early hybrid perpetuals to floribundas
and grandifloras. The perimeter of the garden was planted with
original roses and old garden roses. Climbers and ramblers were
trailed up double arches on either side of the garden.
In researching the history of his garden, Scanniello was sur-
prised to discover that Caparn also had an LVC connection. It
was Caparn who provided landscape designs for the Lebanon
Valley College campus in the late '20s.
In American Landscape Architect for a December 1930 article
entitled "Scientific and Decorative Principles in a Botanical
Laboratory" and subtitled "A Detailed Study of the Plantings for
the Grounds of the Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Penn-
sylvania," Caparn presented a detailed list of plants and a sketch
of the campus. He opened the article with the following
"Lebanon Valley College has a campus that covers about
eleven and a half acres in the middle of the town of Ann-
ville, Pennsylvania. Five large buildings and several
smaller ones are arranged to front along the enclosing
streets so as to enclose an interior open space of several
acres. It will be seen at once that this plan lends itself well
to the display of the buildings themselves, and to the
development of a good frame or setting of planting.
"Biological science is the chief subject of the curriculum.
Professor S. Hoffman Derickson is much interested in
botany and plant genetics and in carrying the educational
influence beyond the classroom. In the preliminary
discussion of the general planting problem, the writer sug-
gested that it might be possible to work out such a plan of
plant arrangement as that of the systematic section of the
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, though on a much smaller and
simpler scale . . ."
Scanniello seems to have found the perfect job for someone
who— for as long as he can remember— has had a fondness for
growing things: a vegetable garden in quadrants in the backyard
The Valley 4
"The Rusarian," Steve Scaniello '78 trims a rosebush in the Cranford Rose Garden, part of New York City's Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Fortunately, the feel of thorns
and the smell of fertilizer have not
diminished his love of roses.
of his boyhood home in River Edge, New Jersey; his grand-
parents' open garden, known to the seven Scanniello kids as
"the farm"; seeds he sold when elementary school age; the forget-
me-nots that grew by the pond at Kreiderheim; the beefsteak
begonia and cactus plants purchased from the LVC Auxiliary to
brighten up his freshman dorm.
But the perfect job didn't simply come to Scanniello when he
graduated from Lebanon Valley College. In fact, a career in his
field didn't seem so bright for the biology major. At first he took
odd jobs where he could find them. For a time he was an ap-
prentice in an art department and did part-time work as a
photographer. He also studied photography part-time at the
Manhattan School of Visual Arts, contemplating the possibility of
a career in nature photography. Nothing really satisfied him, so
when given the opportunity to take a job for Meadox Chemicals,
he took it. "Out of desperation," he says. At last he had a biology-
related position. Suturing sections of human umbilical cords
together to be used as prosthetic lower leg artery replacements.
A year later, when he learned through an educator of a staff
opening at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, he didn't let the
memory of his dad's warning to stay out of Brooklyn stand in his
way. He interviewed for the position on his 26th birthday and
was hired the following week. He worked first as an instructor in
the children's greenhouses, where hundreds of city children
learn about plants by planting. Then he became a traveling in-
structor, teaching three classes per day in hospitals and institu-
tions to children who couldn't come to classes at the Children's
"It was a depressing experience," he says. "But it was a fulfill-
ing experience. Children who wouldn't communicate with
anyone . . . became your friend by the end of the program."
He left the children with a living plant and, in many cases,
new reasons for hope.
For Stephen Scanniello, the
future looks rosey.
Today, Scanniello is using a variety of other ways to educate
and inspire with roses. He stars in a 45-minute video, "For the
Love of Roses: A Year in the Life of a Rosarian", released last
November and sold through seed catalogs and video stores. He's
working on the publication of a book. About roses, of course. He
has become an apprentice judge for The American Rose Society.
And he's working with the Lebanon Vallev College alumni office
on an alumni weekend program centered around the theme
"Everything's Coming Up Roses."
It's too tempting to not say it. For Stephen Scanniello, the
future looks rosey.
The Valley 5
by Kathleen Y. Thach
Mention the Class of '27, and the first name to pop into
mind may well be Sammy "the Tailor" Clark. Active in
the Alumni Association for more years than most peo-
ple can remember, a class agent and community leader, Sammy
has been invaluable to Lebanon Valley College.
One may wonder why he is so persistent in his efforts to build
up the Alumni Scholarship Fund, for example, or to get his
classmates to support the college in financial and service areas.
But when the account of his student days at LVC is told, the
Sammy remembers coming to the Valley as a "poor, lonely
Jewish boy" in an Evangelical United Brethren environment. But
before his first year was over, he earned the respect and love of
students and staff .
Initially, because the food wasn't kosher, Sammy never ate in
the college dining rooms. Then, to his amazement, the cook ap-
proached him about the matter one day and offered to drive to
Harrisburg to procure the food and cooking utensils required to
prepare his food. "Just give me a list," he instructed.
Have a hearty belly laugh daily
even if it is against yourself ... let
the complaining for others, enjoy
every second of the day
"I went to my room and thought about what this man was
willing to do just for me," Sammy says as he remembers the in-
cident. The next day he went back to the kitchen and told the
cook that he had decided he could make some compromises
himself. He would simply eat what he could from the menu
shared by all students. Eating in the dining room helped
eliminate some of his feelings of aloneness. But he still faced
Having had experience working for a Lebanon tailor, Sammy
decided to offer to press clothes for students, for a small charge,
and he would use the money to help pay for his education. All
was going well with his dorm room pressing business until a
fellow student turned him in to college authorities for using the
college's electricity to make a profit.
Called before a faculty member Sammy now refers to fondly as
"the prosecutor," Sammy pleaded his cause.
"What uses more electricity?" he asked. "My iron or the irons
the students use to press their own clothes."
"How much do you charge for suits? the Prosecutor asked.
"Fifty cents," the Tailor replied.
The Prosecutor paused only briefly, then responded, "I'll bring
you three tomorrow."
And the case was closed .
Sammy "The Tailor"
Clark '27 keeps up with
the latest adventures of
mates and continues his
efforts to build up the
But pressing pants didn't always bring inenough money to pay
for his college expenses. At one point when he just could not pay
his weekly bill, he went to the bursar to inform him Sammy
Clark would have to drop out of college.
The bursar listened empathetically and declared the debt to be
Today, Sammy keeps in contact with fellow members of the
Class of '27. He keeps informed on the latest adventures of such
world travelers as Madeline Mark Colman, Roy Mouer, Myra
Sheaffer White, Bernetha Strickler Wright and others. He sor-
rows with those in ill health and those who — like Sammy— have
lost a mate. And through it all, he encourages everyone to "have
Faith . Obey doctor's orders . . ."
"Have a hearty belly laugh daily, even if it is against yourself . . .
let the complaining for others, enjoy every second of the day."
And he practices what he preaches. A typical day finds him
rising early to attend a prayer service and have breakfast with
friends. He also spends a few hours doing volunteer work as a
treasurer in the office of the Lebanon County Historical Society,
and he attends committee meetings at his synagogue.
Sammy proves his own philosophy: "Getting physically old
does not mean that you must get mentally or psychologically
The Valley 6
From Africa to Annville
by Edna J. Carmean
Born in Sierra Leone, West Africa (the year uncertain), "Lennv
the Leopard" was given to LVC in 1922 by Dr. William N.
Martin '18 when he returned from a mission in Africa. Since ar-
riving on campus, Lenny has become famous for his "travels."
A biology major at LVC, William Martin had served as
assistant to the department head, Dr. Samuel H.
Derickson. It was Dr. Derickson who persuaded him to
go to the mission field in Sierra Leone, West Africa. He went
there in 1919 and staved for seven years. He had two special pro-
jects: one, to research the fears and superstitions of the native
people, and two, to establish science training at Albert Academy,
the mission school of the United Brethren Church in Freetown.
(Since the church merger in 1968, Albert Academv has continued
under the sponsorship of the United Methodist Church.)
Once in Africa, Martin soon gained the confidence of the
natives and thev accompanied him for manv miles on trips to
visit tribes in the interior. In 1922, thev turned to him for help in
a crisis. Their lives were in danger. Leopards had been seen. In
one village, leopards had taken all the dogs and now the people
were afraid for the lives of their children and old people.
An experienced hunter in his Pennsylvania boyhood, Martin
met the challenge. He loaded his rifle, a Marlin 38-55, and
started up the trail. The entire staff and student body of the
Academv, about a hundred people, followed him— but at a
respectful distance. Martin walked slowly, warily, rifle at the
ready. The leopard suddenly appeared on the trail ahead of him
and charged. Martin shot through his open mouth. The bullet
knocked off half of the left killer fang and emerged from the back
of his neck. The animal fell dead and the audience surged
The Creole hunters wanted to sacrifice the carcass, nose to tail,
to appease the Old Chief, who they believed had returned as a
leopard. The Academy boys protested the sacrifice and thev
settled for a barbeque and the first Leopard Prayer Meeting. The
animal weighed at least 150 pounds. In his stomach was found:
one quart of Anteater scales, four hoofs of a Duiker (a small
antelope), and a dog collar with a little bell attached. One mother
cried when seeing the collar and said, "The leopard caught him
at my front door step."
* - • . ,
Natives pose for Martin's Camera.
Who's Got Lenny?
The following "cat tales" were submitted by two alumni
who were willing to come clean about "thefts of the
leopard" now that the Statute of Limitations has long since
. . . from David J. Padley '68
"I read your article on Lenny the Leopard in the recent
edition of The Valley with great interest. It reminded me of
one of Lenny's great adventures twenty years ago during
the school year of 1965/1966. I was living in the infamous,
and now long gone, Penway Apartments on Main Street
with my two roommates, Bill Hohenshelt and Jim Duke,
when Lenny escaped from his glass cage in the science
building and began his travels.
Lenny was gone for several months during which he
sent letters to the college paper telling of his travels. Sud-
denly, one evening he appeared at our apartment and ask-
ed our help in returning to his cage. He said that he had a
wonderful time but he missed all his friends at LVC. Of
course we agreed, so Bill, Jim, and I helped Lenny return
to his cage.
Lenny promised not to tell anyone who helped him
return to his cage that night and to the best of my
knowledge he kept that promise all these years. Since the
"Statute of Limitation" has now long passed, the truth can
now be told. I will be anxious to hear of other adventures
of my good friend Lenny."
. . . from Allen J. Koppenhaver '53
In any case, it began with Dr. Struble's American Lit
class. We were reading Poe's "The Black Cat" in which a
man, one of Poe's "driven" people, is tormented by a black
cat which he eventually, in a drunken rage, hangs by the
neck on a tree outside his house. Well, that night we had a
thick fog settle that was still there the next morning when
I got up to go over to work in the kitchen for breakfast. We
still had North Hall, the women's dorm and dining hall
downstairs. The campus had a large inner circle walkway
from the Men's Dorm to North to the Conservatory to the
Ad Bldg, and the usual lamp posts all around. On this
particular morning there was a dead cat hanging on each
of the posts, and those of us walking saw them one by one
through the fog on the way to breakfast. I should hasten to
say that the cats were "borrowed" from the Bio Lab where
they were kept in formaldehyde for dissection, so no one
lost a cat that night.
The piece de resistance, however, was Lenny. He had
also been borrowed and placed on the top step of the
porch of North Hall so that as we came to breakfast in the
fog, half awake, we'd start up the steps and there was Len-
ny looking as if he were ready to pounce. The perpetrators
had moved him back just far enough so that you couldn't
see the wooden stand. Needless to say, we were quite
awake for breakfast that particular morning. Does anyone
want to admit to the deed now that the statute of limita-
tions is past?"
Just who was in on this cat caper?
As recently as the early 80's, Lenny was spirited from
the College Center at 1:00 a.m. for a ride in a Dodge Dart
(doors open). He was missing a few weeks, but eventually
returned. Rumor has it that this kidnapping included
students, administrators and faculty.
The Valley 7
To David M. Frye, managing editor of THE QUAD
Leopard! Leopard! travelin' light
'Cross the campus in the night
What immortal hands would try
To steal thy fearful symmetry?
From what dim and dusty lair
Do your eyes, now glassy, stare?
On what wings did you escape?
Who would dare to seize thy gape?
And what shoulders, or what dart,
Could come in stealth, and then depart?
And why thy place so empty leave?
Oh Lenny! Many sorely grieve.
What's the difference? What's to gain?
Lenny, please come home again.
What, in Annville? What dread group
Helped you, Lenny, fly the coop?
When the stars throw down their spears
And LVC is drenched in tears
Will they smile, their work to see,
Culprits one or two or three?
Leopard! Leopard! travelin' light
'Cross the campus in the night
What immortal hands would try
To steal thy fearful symmetry?
By A. Nonymous,
With apologies to William Blake
Because women were considered weak and inferior beings, the
natives believed that all leopards were male. Martin killed five
leopards in all and Number Three was undeniably a female, so
that superstition was laid to rest. After the five beasts were
destroyed, no more leopards were seen. The community was
safe, dogs re-appeared, and William Martin was hailed as a
savior. He had truly delivered the natives from evil.
It is not clear when the LVC leopard acquired the name
"Lenny". Martin referred to him as "Number One." Because of
admiration for his mentor, Dr. Derickson, Martin made a gift of
Number One to the College. Having taken a course in taxidermy
before going to Africa, Martin knew just how to proceed. He
took careful measurements of the animal from head to toe before
skinning it. Then he shipped the hide and the measurements to
Annville. It was mounted in Williamsport by Fred Beck of the
Pennsylvania Game Commission.
Dr. Derickson was delighted with the gift. As a result, he
wrote an article for The Evangel entitled, "Saving Souls with a
High Power Rifle."
The biology department maintained the Tyrone Biological
Museum under the skylight in the middle of the third floor in
the Administration Building, and Lenny became the centerpiece
of the exhibit. Generations of LVC students saw him standing
One morning in the Spring of 1939, there was a large vacant
spot in the museum. Lenny was gone. There was great conster-
nation within the biology faculty and the administration. Presi-
dent Clyde A. Lynch was incensed at the effrontery of the
thieves. The next evening, special precautions were taken. Hans,
the night watchman, was posted outside the museum door,
where he sat all night. In the morning, early-rising students were
gleeful at the sight of a big-horned sheep's head (also from the
campus museum) perched on the peak of the heating plant roof.
The President's anger over the "kidnappings" was expressed
forcefully and he was rewarded by a series of post cards from
Lenny coming from different points in the state. Cards were also
sent to the Lebanon Daily News and the affair became a matter
of community amusement.
Lenny finally reappeared. He was discovered one dark night
on the steps of the Lebanon Post Office at the corner of Eighth
and Chestnut Streets. It was reported that a startled patrolman
drew his gun as he approached the menacing object and held the
animal at bay for a split second before the realization hit home.
The biology department main-
tained the Tyrone Biological
Museum under the skylight in the
middle of the third floor in the
Administration Building, and
Lenny became the centerpiece of
No one has ever confessed publicly to this caper, but a few facts
came to us through the grapevine. The watchman outside the
museum door was too much of a challenge to ignore. It is said
that a small group of daring "cat burglars" climbed stealthily to
the roof of the Ad Building. They held one hardy volunteer by
the heels and dangled him through the skylight into the
museum. There he snatched what was within his grasp, the big-
horned sheep head. It was then child's play to mount it on the
roof of the heating plant.
The students marked the end of the episode when Phi Lambda
Sigma (Philo) held a "poverty dance" (Remember the Depres-
sion?) celebrating "Tabby's" return to campus.
There were at least two more kidnappings of Lenny in subse-
quent years, but none achieved the drama of the original. As a
souvenir, he was heavy and hard to conceal. He always came
back none the worse for his travels.
Dr. Martin, who returned to Sierra Leone in 1985, said, "I
staved in a modern eight-storv hotel built where I shot leopards in
the 1920's, and we flew over the interior where we had research-
ed on foot trails."
Lenny now stands defiantly in the Snack Bar of the College
Center in a handsome glass cage, a gift from the Palmyra Rotary
One may fancy that he also dreams of those wild and free
days in the jungle.
The Valley 8
See London in '89
English professor Phil Billings is already
taking names for a two-week trip to London
in January 1989. The visit will include
Westminster Abbey and other tourist attrac-
tions, three one-day trips to nearby places in-
cluding Cambridge and plenty of theater. The
cost of the trip will be available in September
1988; a discounted price will be offered to
those who register early. For details, call Pro-
fessor Phil Billings at (717) 867-4428.
Chorale's Spring Schedule
LVC's Alumni Chorale, under the direction
of Dr. Pierce Getz, professor music, will pre-
sent the following spring concerts: April 16,
8 p.m., Oxon Hill United Methodist Church,
Oxon Hill, MD; April 17, 10:30 a.m. (pre-
Service concert), National Cathedral,
Washington, DC; May 8, 4 p.m.,
Evangelical School of Theology, Myerstown,
PA; May 14, 7:30 p.m., St. John's United
Church of Christ, Sinking Spring, PA; May
15, 7:30 p.m., Camp Hill Presbyterian
Church, Camp Hill, PA.
The concerts will feature a premier work bv
Thomas A. Lanese, LVC associate professor
emeritus of strings, conducting and theory
Entitled "Te Deum," the work was written in
memory of friends and is dedicated to the
Further information is available by writing
The Alumni Chorale of LVC, Box 1000,
Mund College Center, Lebanon Valley Col-
lege, Annville, PA 17003.
Around the World with LVC
Current records show that LVC alumni are
living in 21 foreign countries including Japan,
Australia, Canada, Switzerland, the Philip-
pines, England, Netherlands, Guatamala,
Liberia, Arabia, West Germany, British Col-
umbia, Kenya, France, Denmark, Venezuela,
Aruba, New Zealand, Tanzania, Spain and
Favorable Report on
Dave Evans, career planning and place-
ment office, reported some impressive
statistics on the Class of 1987 as of November
25, 1987: of those eligible, 84.5 percent were
employed and 14.9 percent were in advanced
study for a 99.4 percent placement rate.
Two Grads Write Definitive
Account of 1913 Murder
A 1913 Atlanta murder case which involved
racial tension, anti-Semitism and a rebirth of
the Ku Klux Klan was the subject of a new
book "The Silent and the Damned," co-
authored by Robert Seitz Frey and wife,
Nancy Thompson-Frey, '77 that was released
The book is a definitive account of the
April 27, 1913 murder of 13-vear-old Mary
Phagan who was found in the basement of
the National Pencil Factory in Atlanta. The
girl had been assaulted, then strangled to
Congratulations to our 1987 Hall of Fame Inductees
(From left to right): Albert J. Sincavage, accepting the award for classmate Frank P. Boran 35; Elizabeth (Betsy) Bollinger,
for her late husband O. Pass Bollinger '28; Joseph J. Shemeta, for classmate Nicholas Bova Jr. '52; Bruce R. Decker '69;
Kristofer L. Linde '73; Dixie L. Drvbread 75; and Lawrence E. Priester 76
death. Three days later, Leo Frank,
superintendent of the pencil factory where
Mary Phagan worked, was arrested for her
NBC aired a special mini-series "The
Murder of Mary Phagan" on January 24 and
26 which starred Jack Lemmon.
Frank's trial took place in an atmosphere of
anti-Semitism and racial tension. He was
convicted and sentenced to death on the
testimony of a black janitor, who himself was
a suspect of the crime. After Georgia Gover-
nor John Slaton commuted Frank's death
sentence in 1915, a lynch mob abducted Frank
from his jail cell and hung him from the
branch of a tree.
After the lynching came the rebirth of the
Ku Klux Klan and the formation of te Anti-
Defamation League of B'Nai B'Rith. A
witness finally came forth in 1982 and gave
new evidence on the murder that he had
withheld for almost 70 years. Four years later,
Frank was formally exonerated of the crime
by the Georgia State Board of Pardons and
The tense atmosphere that surrounded ths
event is vividly recalled in the Frey's account.
Also, 36 pages of rare photographs and a
foreword by USA Today editorial director
John Seigenthaler are included. The book is
distributed to the trade by National Book Net-
work. For further information, please contact
Charles Lean at Madison Books at (301)
In January, alumni visited campus for the annual
meeting of the Alumni Ambassadors. Greg Stanson,
dean of enrollment management explained the coming
year's goals and how the ambassadors will assist the ad-
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Alumni News Continued
Coming Home To LVC
In 1987 manv graduates returned to the
Lebanon Valley for reunions with friends
made during their college years. For some, it
was an on-campus reunion during Alumni
Weekend or Homecoming. For others— like
the "Consery Class of 1947"— it was an off-
The Conservatory ('47)
August 1987 Lancaster, PA
Reported bv organizers Harold and Evelyn
Spitler Wild and Paul and Sara Schott Fidler.
"It seems altogether fitting and proper to
recognize here the 'Conserv' Seniors who
have exhibited so fine a feeling of unity, with
plenty of originality, superb enthusiasm, and
a vim and vigor admired bv all. Besides be-
ing adequate performers in the 'Conserv,'
they had numerous 'get-togethers,' most
outstanding of which was their four-day trip
to New York City."
-The Quittapahilla 1948
That feeling of unity and togetherness has
prevailed and intensified through the forty
vears since our graduation. And it has
resulted in many reunions, particularly in re-
cent years. The most recent reunion took
place last August. Classmembers and their
spouses met in Lancaster's First United
Methodist Church where they renewed
friendships and shared reminiscences before
going through a vigorous choir rehearsal
directed by Paul Fisher. The rehearsal was in
preparation for their part in the worship ser-
vice to be held the next day.
The music provided by the class during the
Sunday morning worship service at First
United Methodist Church included a solo bv
J. Ross Albert, worship responses and two
anthems. But the most meaningful and emo-
tional aspect of the two-dav reunion was the
singing of the benediction always used by the
LVC Glee Club, "The Lord Bless You" and
Keep You" by Peter Lutkin.
A banquet at the new Willow Valley Con-
ference Center south of Lancaster was another
feature of the reunion. The program included
a mind-bending trivia quiz (administered bv
Harold Wild) on the extra-curricular activities
of classmembers during their senior year, an
inspirational talk by John Rauch, husband of
Betty June Gingrich Rauch, and a time of
silence in memory of deceased classmembers
Kenneth Fidler, Mildred Emerick Humphrey
and J. Richard Phillips.
Attending the reunion were: J. Ross Albert,
Kate Albert Heckard, Betty Jean Butt Fiorello,
Carl Derr, Helen Dickel Sandrock, Gladys
Flinchbaugh Slenker, Betty June Gingrich
Rauch, Richard Immler, Nancv Johns
Nevins, Barbara Kolb Beittel, Wayne L.
Mowrey, Marian Schade Stauffer, Arlene
Schlosser Keller and Franklin Unger.
Blair Music Center
The elementary education department has
been holding alumni open houses since 1964.
June Herr, associate professor emerita, has
been the coordinator of these get-togethers
and continues to correspond with each
graduate. This year 35 graduates from New
Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania attended
the Homecoming Open House and another
54 (from Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey,
Colorado, Florida, Rhode Island, and
Georgia) sent letters and cards expressing
regrets in not being able to attend and thanks
to June Herr for her faithful correspondence
through the years. Manv graduates credit
LVC and June Herr for success and satisfac-
tion in their careers.
Math Department Reunion
Homecoming '87 at Hearsey's
More than eighty people attended the math
department open house at the home of Pro-
fessor Bryan Hearsev following the
Homecoming game between Susquehanna
and LVC. Included were approximately forty
graduates of the department and six mem-
bers of the mathematical sciences faculty.
A similar event is planned for next year.
June Herr, (seated right), elementary education associate professor emerita, visits with a
former student, Margaret Weinert Kramer '63, in Kramer's Yardley, PA home. Mrs. Kramer is
active in the Philadelphia Branch of the LVC Auxiliary.
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Lois Lehrman Grass
Receives 1988 Founders Day
Dr. William J. McGill, Acting President, congratulates
Lois Lehrman Grass, the recipient of the 1988 Founders
Day Award presented during the annual service held to
celebrate the founding ot LVC in 1866. The College will
celebrate its 125th Anniversary in 1991.
Dr Bernard C. Watson (left), president i
based William Penn Foundation, was guest speaker tor
Founders Dav His address focused on the importance of
individual voluntary efforts and private philanthropy in
America. Here, Watson is being interviewed by WLBR
radio of Lebanon.
1988's Founders Day award was presented
to Lois Lehrman Grass, a generous benefac-
tress and tireless volunteer in Harrisburg, PA,
at a celebration on campus Tuesday, February
Speaker at the annual celebration was
L>. Bernard C. Watson, president and CEO of
the William Penn Foundation, Philadelphia,
Grass is well-known in the Harrisburg
community for her personal dedication to
volunteer work. She has sacrificed countless
hours to assist a multitude of Harrisburg-area
organizations, from health-care institutions to
groups that promote the arts.
In the aftermath of floodwaters that
devastated Harrisburg in 1972 and left many
elderly persons helpless, Grass helped con-
ceive the "Jewish Meals on Wheels" cam-
paign to provide senior citizens with food
meeting Jewish dietary laws. The program
was such a success that it has been made a
permanent service of the United Jewish
One of Grass' best-known gifts to the com-
munity, the Rose Herman Lehrman Arts
Center of Harrisburg Area Community Col-
lege, is named for her mother, Rose
Her generous donations also provided for
construction of the N.C.J.W. Research In-
stitute at Hebrew University's School of
Education; a Clinical Research Wing for the
Hadassah Hospital Institute of Onocology in
Jerusalem; and a clubhouse for discharged
mentally retarded patients on behalf of Har-
risburg 's Aurora Club.
Grass currently serves as chairperson of
the Greater Harrisburg Foundation and
Metroarts' Sky Theatre project and is a board
member of Allied Arts.
Among the other organizations she has
served are the Hamilton Health Center,
Neighborhood Day Care Center, Dauphin
County Mental Health/Mental Retardation of-
fice, Jewish Community Center, Ohev
Sholom Reform Temple and the Tri-County
Council on Alcoholism.
She studied at Bryn Mawr College, Bryn
Mawr, and is a 1949 graduate of The Ethel
Walker School, Connecticut. She has four
children, Roger, Martin, Linda Grass Shapiro
and Elizabeth Grass Weese, and six
Sports Center Opened
The Edward H. Arnold Sports Center,
under construction since April, 1987, opened
February 19 for students and college staff.
The Center will primarily be used for
recreational and intramural purposes for the
student body as well as intercollegiate
The main section of the building contains
interchangeable basketball, volleyball and ten-
nis courts surrounded by a 200-meter track. It
also will house offices, a second-floor obser-
vation deck and a concession stand. Most of
the college's intercollegiate teams will con-
tinue to use the Lynch Gymnasium.
A feature story on the facility will run in
the upcoming Fall issue of The Valley.
Three LVC studenLs immediately took advantage of the
new 200-meter indoor track in the Arnold Sports Center
arena The interior includes space for basketball, tennis
Former LVC president Arthur L Peterson returned to campus to take the first lap in the new pool during the brief opening
ceremony held for students and college employees.
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LVC in Top Ten Percent
LVC ranked 82 of 1200 of the nation's liberal
arts colleges producing graduates who earn
the doctoral degree. The rankings were
released recently in a study by Todd C. Han-
son of Randolph-Macon College, Ashland,
"Over the long term, the fact that a relative-
ly large proportion of a college's graduates
receive the doctoral degree suggests that the
college has established a mutually reinforcing
pattern of standards, expectations and
achievement bevond the ordinary," he
The studv focused on the time periods
1920-80 and 1970-80.
LVC joined several PA colleges including
Swarthmore (4), Franklin and Marshall (44),
Allegheny (72) and Bucknell and Muhlen-
Unusual Quartet Founded
The Quartet/Die Posaunen, the first trom-
bone quartet-in-residence at an American col-
lege or university, gave its premier perfor-
mance on Monday, February 15 in Lutz Hall
of the Blair Music Center on campus.
"With the exception of the 1930's and 1940's
Big Band sound made famous by Tommy
Dorsey and Glenn Miller, the trombone in
modern times is more or less identified as an
accompanying instrument by the general au-
dience," said James A. Erdman, II, LVC ad-
junct instructor in music and founder of
"Audiences coming to hear us will find
many pleasant surprises," he added.
Along with Erdman, members of Quartet/
Die Posaunen are: Ronald J. Garman, tenor
and alto trombone, who attended LVC;
Robert H. Hearson, tenor trombone, and
LVC's director of bands and assistant pro-
fessor of music and music education; and
Stephen E. Sniffer, bass trombonist, a self-
emploved musician in South Central Penn-
sylvania and former LVC student.
All four gentlemen are members of the In-
ternational Trombone Association.
Concert information is available by calling
the LVC Music Department (717) 867-6275.
Approximately 45 colleagues, current and
former students gathered the evening of
LVC's Homecoming to honor Dr. Agnes
O'Donnell on the occasion of her retirement
from the full-time faculty.
Alumni representing all three decades dur-
ing which she taught renewed acquaintances
and reminisced with their former teacher and
friend during a reception and dinner.
During the brief after-dinner program, Dr.
O'Donnell heard excerpts of tribute from her
former students and a mini-poetry reading
by English professors Arthur Ford and Philip
Billings. Dr. Ford recounted Dr. O'Donnell's
career in her beloved heroic couplets, while
Dr. Billings recited a Blues-inspired tribute in
The program ended with comments by Dr.
O'Donnell, who described the changes she
has observed in the students and the campus
during the past 26 years. She closed her
remarks bv thanking all those who helped
establish the O'Donnell Literature Scholar-
ship Fund, adding that she sees "this
scholarship not as a personal tribute but as a
bridge from past students to future students."
The $100 award will go to a deserving
English major each year.
Contributions to the O'Donnell Literature
Scholarship Fund sent to the Office of Ad-
vancement Lebanon Valley College, PA 17003.
Checks should be made payable to "Lebanon
Vallev College" and carrv the designation
"O'Donnell Literature Scholarship Fund."
Compact Discs Bring Fresh
Sound To Campus
After consultation with the Music Depart-
ment this past summer, the library decided to
discontinue expanding the traditional album
(33 V3) collection and to begin acquiring com-
pact disc recordings for faculty, administra-
tion and staff use.
Several factors played an important role in
this decision. The library's listening equip-
ment was obsolete and wearing out; space in
the album collection was becoming critically
short; and sound quality of music on com-
pact discs is unquestionably higher in quality
than that of albums.
Fifteen classical music compact discs were
purchased along with two new compact disc
players. Response, thus far, has been strong,
circulation has been heavy and feedback
from students, faculty and administration
has been positive.
Receives NSF Grant
A 526,000 grant from the College Science
Instrumentation Program of the National
Science Foundation (NSF-CSIP) will enable
LVC to train its students in the new and
rapidly advancing areas of recombinant DNA
research and gene cloning.
The NSF-CSIP grant is the second to be
awarded to LVC this year. The Chemistry
Department received a $23-thousand grant in
May, 1987, to support the acquisition of a gas
chromatograph/mass spectrometer for use in
analytical and organic chemistry laboratories.
The grant was awarded to LVC as the result
of a proposal submitted by Dr. Sidney
Pollack, associate professor of biology, and Dr.
Owen A. Moe, Jr., professor of chemistry, en-
titled "Ultracentrifuge and Electrophoresis
Equipment For Undergraduate Instruction In
Genetics, Molecular Biology And
The proposal outlined a project to develop a
new senior-level laboratory course in
molecular biology, and to strengthen existing
laboratory courses in biochemistry and
genetics. The funds granted by NSF-CSIP
will be applied to the purchase of a
preparative ultracentrifuge, a microcen-
trifuge, a biological hazards hood and equip-
ment for electrophoresis.
The acquisition of this state-of-the-art in-
strumentation will allow science students at
LVC to carry out new and sophisticated ex-
periments dealing with the preparation,
purification and analysis of recombinant
DNA, and to develop new experiments in the
areas of protein and lipid chemistry.
LVC is one of 40 small, private liberal arts
colleges nationwide that received two or more
instrumentation grants from NSF-CSIP in
On Campus By Native
"If a ladder falls, the man at the top will
hurt more than the man at the bottom. The
blacks will be hurt with sanctions, but the
white ruling minority is at the top."
And with that, Jennifer Davis, a white
economist who fled her native South Africa
in 1966, called for more sanctions from the
United States government during her
"Challenge To Apartheid" address in
November at LVC, sponsored by the Student
An expert on political and economic
developments in South Africa, U.S. policy
and investment, Davis has worked to inter-
pret the liberation struggle to the American
people and expose the shortcomings of
United States policy.
"We've tested the theory that if there is
economic growth in South Africa, apartheid
will fade away. We told you it doesn't work.
Now we want to try something else," said
"Under this system, if your skin is black
you cannot vote, choose your work or where
you live," continued Davis.
Davis also cited American television for not
reporting the continued torture under the
white minority rule. She also charged that
the Reagan administration should enact full
sanctions against her country instead of the
current policy of "constructive engagement."
"When people are being tortured under an
unjust rule, they need and want immediate
change," said Davis. "Patience is easier when
you are removed from the situation."
Davis has travelled widely in the front line
states of South Africa, including Angola,
Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Tanzania. She
also has provided expert testimony before
Committees of Congress, state and municipal
legislatures and the United Nations. In addi-
tion, Davis has presented extensive research
documents for international forums in
Europe, Africa and Latin America.
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Concert Choir Tour
The Concert Choir began it's fifty-second
annual tour with a pre-tour concert at the
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Wilkes-
Barre, PA, on Sunday, February 21. This
year's tour dates include 13 East Coast per-
formances at stops from Pennsylvania to
The 1988 Concert Choir itinerary included:
Saturday, February 27
New Bethel Baptist Church
1739 "S" Street N.W.
Sunday, February 28
River Road Church
Monday, February 29
First United Methodist Church
117 South Academy Street
Wednesday, March 2
Trinity Baptist Church
Thursday, March 3
St. Thomas' Episcopal Church
1200 Snell Isle Blvd. N.E.
St. Petersburg, FL
Saturday, March 5
W. 12th St. N. Cen. Ave.
Sunday, March 6
Pine Forest UMC
400 Woods Ave.
Monday, March 7
410 N. Holden St.
Tuesday, March 8
Fort Hill UMC
106 Oak Ridge Blvd.
Sunday, March 13
Lebanon Valley College
Lutz Hall, Blair Center
Computer System Up
The $225,000 awarded LVC as a result of
the Whitaker Foundation grant has allowed
the College to substantially improve its com-
The purchase of a DEC VAX-8200 gives
students the opportunity to use a "state-of-
the-art" operating system. They are now able
to experiment freely with over 200 operating
system commands, something which was not
possible when administrative and academic
users shared one machine. Four dial-in
modems are being used by off-campus day
students, faculty and continuing education
students who have microcomputers either at
home or in their offices. Also, an electronic
mail and phone package allows students and
faculty to communicate virtually 24 hours a
The new technology also gives students the
available memory and disk space to write
larger programs and data files. Students ex-
periment with inter-program communica-
tion, subprocesses, and directory structures.
An on-line help facility includes detailed
references for all operating system com-
mands. One of the most frequently talked-
about benefits is the increased speed that
students have available when developing and
debugging programs. A future project in-
cludes a dial-in bulletin board to be im-
plemented and maintained bv LVC students
tor the community.
The addition of Zenith PC's to the college's
computing labs allows students to com-
municate and share data with the VAX.
Thanks to Dr. Mike Fry, assistant professor of
mathematical sciences, who wrote a utility to
transfer data between the \AX and IBM's and
compatibles, uploading and downloading
data is fairly painless. A student with a PC at
home or in the dorm may work on
assignments there, then transmit the assign-
ment via phone line to the main system
where the professor may examine and res-
pond via electronic mail. The rudiments are
in place, and the students are eager to build a
fully integrated, networked campus.
Students Study Vietnam in
Last semester, 40 students enrolled in a
course entitled "Special Problem: The Viet-
nam Experience." This course, taught for the
first time at LVC, explored the traumatic ef-
fects of a war that was, and still is today, both
controversial and highly debated in our socie-
ty and government.
Dr. Eugene Brown, associate professor of
political science and Vietnam veteran, com-
mented recently on the students' interest.
"I have to remind myself that these stu-
dents were babies when this war occurred,"
said Brown. "Students today are probably
more open-minded than the generation that
lived with the war."
Brown split the class into two segments.
The first half of the semester was devoted to
studying the historical context including how
the U.S. became involved, the controversy it
caused in the U.S. and the domestic pressure
which forced the U.S. to withdraw from the
The second half of the course discussed the
effect the war continues to have on our coun-
try and those who dodged the draft.
"I have never seen this kind of
enthusiastic student response to an
academic course in all my fourteen
years of teaching."
— Dr. Eugene Brown, associate
professor of political science.
"I didn't have an understanding of what
the Vietnam veteran went through and that
was a major reason I enrolled in the class,"
said Nikolaz Rael, a sophomore from
Clayton, New Jersey.
The class also had the opportunity to hear
guest speakers including Ann Thompson,
now employed at Lebanon's Veterans Ad-
ministration Hospital who served as an Ar-
my nurse; Lew Cooke, LVC athletic equip-
ment manager and a combat infantryman;
counselors from Harrisburg's Veterans
Center; and Donald Bailey, Pennsylvania
State Auditor General and Vietnam veteran.
Students also were required to interview
someone who went through the Vietnam
"I interviewed a Vietnam war widow who
lost her husband five weeks before his
discharge," said Melissa Huffman, a senior
English philosophy major from Lebanon, PA.
"She, like her husband, was very patriotic,
and despite her loss, she remains so today.
However, following the death of her husband,
she went through a year of bitterness and
directed her anger toward the world and
God. To this day, she cannot watch anything
related to the war, but now maintains a very
strong faith in God. For me, the personal in-
terview put a human face on what was
presented by written word in our textbooks."
Spirit of Berlin at LVC
Berlin's 750th anniversary as a city was
celebrated in September with displays, films
and a speaker.
The highlight of the nine-day program,
coordinated by Dr. James Scott, professor of
German, and students from Teutonia Vallis,
LVC's German Club, was a presentation given
bv Dr. Rado Pribic, associate professor of Ger-
man at Lafayette College, entitled, "25 Years
Of The Berlin Wall."
"It is appropriate to focus on Berlin as it
celebrates 750 years of existence because
Berlin is more than just a city," said Scott.
"Berlin is the keystone of great power in-
terests in Europe. The city and its Wall have
become a symbol of the world we live in."
As part of the celebration, a full scale
model of a section of the Berlin Wall was con-
structed and displayed outside the Mund
College Center, print information illustrating
the history of the city was displayed in the
Mund lobby, and films from the German
Reich as well as from contemporary East and
West Germany were shown.
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LDI Holds Successful
Supervisors, managers and small-business
owners learned to be more effective leaders
this past fall through seminars offered by
LVC's Leadership Development Institute
"Leaders are people who can get people to
accomplish tasks and be happy," said Barb
Denison, director of the Leadership Develop-
ment Institute. "The Institute's whole
philosophy is to educate people for life and
Six one-day seminars from September to
November dealt with helping participants im-
prove their interpersonal and productivity,
such as leadership survival skills, interper-
sonal communication skills, motivating
others, influencing other's behavior, improv-
ing group skills and creative problem solving
and decision making.
In the spring semester, LVC's Leadership
Development Institute will offer eight one-dav
workshops: "Leadership Survival Skills"
(March 1); "Motivating Others" (March 8);
"Improving Your Written, Spoken and
Nonverbal Communication (March 22); "In-
fluencing Others" (April 5); "Managing Con-
flict and Stress in Your Business and Personal
Lives" (April 19); "Improving Your Group
Skills" (May 3); "Understanding Yourself and
Your Personality" (May 17); and "Creative
Problem Solving and Decision Making" (Mav
The workshops are designed to help par-
ticipants develop their own critical leadership
style and learn practical techniques to imple-
ment changes and achieve goals as a leader in
business, industry, ser\'ice or voluntary
organizations, government or private
YSI Program Continues To
Implemented In This Year's
The Youth Scholars Institute will enter its
14th year this summer with six new pro-
grams and a $1,000 scholarship applicable to
LVC for eligible students who have par-
ticipated in YSI and wish to enroll at the Col-
lege in the 1988 fall semester.
To be eligible for the scholarship, the par-
ticipating students must be recommended by
their appropriate high school faculty member.
The scholarships are not automatic since the
student must demonstrate promise through
successful participation in the summer pro-
gram. Minimum qualifications are the same
as those for the leadership program, namelv,
ranking in the top 40% of the high school
graduating class; demonstrated academic
leadership; and combined SAT scores of 1,000
or higher. Any student who is offered a YSI
merit scholarship may still compete for a
leadership award or any other scholarship.
However, only one award will be given.
Additional programs to be added to the
program include: Management: Business
Law; Political Science: The Model Senate;
Sociology and Social Service; Spanish;
Psychobiology; and Sound Recording
Technology. These new programs bring the
total course offering to 22 subjects.
YSI is a unique program that was estab-
lished in 1975 by the Chemistry Department
as a means of exposing promising voung
people to chemistry as a potential career. YSI
continued to grow over the vears and now en-
compasses several academic disciplines. Dr.
Dale Erskine, assistant professor of biologv,
became director of the Institute in 1984 and is
responsible for coordinating the academic and
social activities. In 1987, YSI attracted 240
high school students interested in the
sciences, mathematics and computer sciences
and humanities and music.
Participants spend one week on campus
receiving intense training in an area of their
choosing. They work closely with highly
qualified faculty and undergraduate student
assistants in each field and interact with the
faculty outside of the classroom or laboratory.
The interaction with current students can be
an invaluable experience. Among past
assistants are an NSF-Fulbright Fellowship
winner, three current medical students, an
NSF Predoctoral Fellow at Memorial-Sloan
Kettering Cancer Research Center, and
graduate students at MIT, Johns Hopkins,
Cornell and the University of Virginia.
Coke VP Discusses
by Rob Andrew, The Quad
YVillem Westerman, Vice-President of Inter-
national Marketing for the Coca-Cola Cor-
poration, discussed marketing Coke around
the world in the Little Theater on Tuesday,
Westerman lectured on the diverse
management structures and techniques used
to market a single "non-essential" product
consistently in one hundred and fifty-five dif-
ferent countries. Westerman, who works out
of Atlanta, Georgia, began his career with
Coke in 1951 in England as a route salesman.
Coke, a nine billion dollar company
holding forty percent of the soft drink market
and employing 25,000 people, relies heavily
on advertising to sell its products. Westerman
concluded by showing several different ver-
sions of popular commercials as they were
adapted to be shown in different countries.
This lecture is part of The Springer Lecture
Series which is underwritten by Fred J.
Springer and the IBM Corporation.
Springer's daughter graduated from Lebanon
Valley College in 1987.
Dr. Susan Lisa Atkinson, assistant pro-
fessor of education. Atkinson received a B.S.
and an M.Ed, in special education from
Shippensburg University and an D. Ed. in
elementary education/early childhood from
Mary Jean Bishop, director of alumni ser-
vices and parents programs. Bishop received
a B.A. in political science and English in 1984
from Lebanon Valley College. She is currently
completing an M.A. in English at Millersville
David Calvario, director of student ac-
tivities. Calvario received a B.S. in criminal
justice in 1982 and an M.S. in counseling in
1986 from Shippensburg University. Calvario
is a member of the American College Person-
nel Association .
Dr. Michael Day, associate professor of
physics. Day received a B.S. in physics in 1969
from the University of Idaho, an M.A. in
1975 and a Ph.D. in 1977 in philosophy. He
also earned an M.S. in 1978 and a Ph.D. in
1983 in physics from the University of
Phylis Campbell Dryden, assistant pro-
fessor of English. Dryden received a B.A. in
English in 1976 from Atlanta Union College,
South Lancaster, Massachusetts, and an
M.A. in English in 1985 from State Universi-
ty of New York at Albany. Currently, she is
working toward a D.A. in English from
Eileen Frankland, instructor of sociology
and social service. Previously, Frankland was
director of student activities. She received a
B.A. in social welfare/religious studies from
Penn State and the M.S.W. in social work
from Barry University.
Dawn T. Greene, publications specialist.
Green received a B.A. degree in journalism
in 1986 from Bloomsburg University
Beatrice Guenther, instructor in French.
Guenther received a B.A. in French and
English from the University of Toronto and is
expecting to receive a Ph.D. in comparative
literature from Princeton University this com-
Matthew A. Hugg, director of development.
Hugg received B.S. in science from Juniata
College. Previously, Hugg was district ex-
ecutive for the Southern New Jersey Council
of the Boy Scouts of America, Vineland, NJ.
Dr. Leon Markowicz, was appointed pro-
fessor of leadership studies. Previously, he
was professor of English. Markowicz
graduated from Duquesne University in 1964
and received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the
University of Pennsylvania.
Michelle Penner, assistant professor of
mathematics. Penner received a B.A. in
mathematics in 1981 from the State Universi-
ty of New York at Potsdam, NY, and an M.S.
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in mathematics in 1985 from Oklahoma State
University, Stillwater, OK.
Dr. Victoria Ukachukwu, assistant pro-
fessor of chemistry. Ukachukwu received a
B.S. in degree in chemistry in 1975 from the
University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and a Ph.D. in
chemistry in 1984 from Georgia Institute of
Jacqueline Vivelo, English instructor.
Vivelo received a B.A. in 1965 and an M.A.
in English in 1970 from the University of
Victor R. Zack, Jr., vice president for In-
stitutional Advancement. During his twentv-
eight years in higher education administra-
tion, Zack served Allegheny College as dean
of admissions and vice president for develop-
ment and as vice president for Institutional
Advancement at Widener University. He is a
member of six professional regional and na-
tional educational organizations and has
published articles and essays relating to his
areas of expertise. A scientist by training,
Zack earned a B.S. and M.S. in zoology from
the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Sharon Clark, as chairperson of the
William Fairlamb, from associate professor
to professor of music.
Janet Lyons, from counselor to assistant
dean of admissions.
Dr. Owen Moe, Jr., from associate pro-
fessor to professor of chemistry.
Gifts That Keep
As D7C strives to maintain its enviable
position in higher education, gift and grant
income is essential both for the current
program and for the future well-being of
The current program is supported large-
ly by student tuition and the Annual Fund
for Lebanon Valley College. It is worth
noting that presently the yearly tuition of
$7,950 covers only about 80% of the actual
cost to educate each student. (Room, board
and fees of $3,450 are not included in this
Future generations of young men and
women who will elect to study in our col-
legiate community must be considered to-
day, as well. In recent months a number of
alumni and friends have responded to this
challenge in a variety of ways. LVC is
strengthened measurably by these
Each of the following examples reflects
the donor's most opportune means of
making a gift to Lebanon Valley College.
From among the many choices for a
charitable gift, our alumni and friends
selected that method of supporting our in-
stitution which would have the greatest
educational impact without eroding
needed personal resources. There are other
means, also, for originating charitable con-
tributions and we hope the generosity
shown by these several different examples
will prompt more of our constituents to
consider a "Gift that Keeps on Giving."
A meaningful bequest by the late
George E. Hollenbaugh of Middletown has
created the Mae Reider Hollenbaugh
Presidential Leadership Scholarships in
Chemistry and Biology. Each award was
established with a principal sum in excess
The estate of Kathryn B. Engle '33 of
Hummelstown provided an endowed fund
of more than $30,000 with the income to
be utilized as needed.
Miss Beulah Harvey established a very
generous endowed scholarship in memory
of her sister, Rebecca S. Harvey, to
recognize a deserving senior student who
requires financial assistance to complete his
or her education .
The Honorable John Walter '53 and
Mrs. Patricia Lutz Walter '57 became
members of the Honors Society when they
named Lebanon Valley College the bene-
ficiary of a significant life insurance policy;
the proceeds are to be used where they
will be most advantageous to the
A gift from Mrs. Esther Hughes
Kelchner '25 endowed a discretionary
fund for the Vice President and Dean of
the Faculty; this income will support in
perpetuity those meaningful programs
and projects for students and faculty which
are considered essential but which were
Two book funds have been endowed by
Dr. Elizabeth K. Weisburger '44, President
of the Board of Trustees, as follows:
Lottie J. Snavely Book Fund in English
and Communications; Marion Snavely
Ellenberger Book Fund in History.
Mrs. Virginia C. Miller, mother of an
alumna, became a member of our Honors
Society when she named LVC in her will to
receive a sizable bequest to endow the
Reverend Joseph H. Miller Scholarship.
This income will be awarded a student
with an interest in sacred music.
A Unitrust Agreement with Dr. and
Mrs. Allan W. Mund brought a large prin-
cipal sum to the College which will pro-
vide quarterly payments to the donors dur-
ing their lifetimes. When the agreement
matures, Lebanon Valley College will
utilize the principal investment to further
underwrite the Allan W. Mund, Jr.
Scholarship. Also participating in the gift
were Dr. and Mrs. Richard G. Mund and
Mr. and Mrs. Brian R. Mund. This
scholarship will be one of the largest in the
The several commitments mentioned
here total more than $533,000 for the
future well-being of Lebanon Valley Col-
lege. Additional alumni and friends also
are providing for the institution through a
host of methods. The 125th Anniversary
Campaign is contributing further en-
dowments to the College's investment port-
folio. These successes are noteworthy and
we are grateful to the many individuals
who have expressed in a tangible way their
belief in the future of Lebanon Valley
Information regarding charitable plan-
ned giving, including a number of oppor-
tunities for tax advantages, can be obtained
by writing Victor R. Zack, Jr., Vice Presi-
dent for Institutional Advancement at
Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA
17003 or by phoning the Office of Develop-
ment (717) 867-6222.
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After 17 years in the English department,
Dr. Leon E. Markowicz has accepted a new
challenge— he is the first and only full-time
professor of leadership studies at LVC.
"The leadership appointment is an oppor-
tunity to grow personally, develop profes-
sionally, and contribute both to the campus
and the community" said Markowicz. "I see
leadership studies as a way to draw all the
disciplines on campus together and to con-
nect LVC to the 'outside world.' "
The leadership position involves teaching
the general education leadership requirement
and working closely with the Presidential
Leadership Award recipients (students who
have been awarded S5,000 a year based on
leadership achievement, academic achieve-
ment, and an on-campus interview).
Markowicz is one of several professors
teaching: "LC 100: Theories and Applications
of the Leadership Process." This course, man-
datory for all entering students, focuses on
the concepts and theories of leaders and
followers, the interaction between leaders and
followers, the ethics and values of leadership,
Markowicz is also one of several professors
teaching "LC 350: Advanced Leadership
Studies"— a mandatory course for all
Presidential Leadership Award recipients.
Lastly, these students must take "LC 400:
Leadership Internship," which is supervised
What has changed for the former professor
of "Management Communications?"
His syllabus certainly hasn't changed
much. With the exception of a few new
texts— Thomas Gordon's Leader Effectiveness
Training, Barbara Kellerman's Political
Leadership, and Richard Solomon's Ethics—
his leadership courses still include The New
York Times and Shakespeare. Students must
also bring a calendar to all classes.
"I still use the same techniques and
philosophy. Students in my leadership classes
write regularly, participate daily, and give
videotaped oral presentations," Markowicz
said. "I strive to teach students to teach
Although his goal is the same, the subject
matter he covers isn't. "I need to become
familiar with new areas such as sociology
and psychology and to connect literature and
communications with Leadership Studies."
"This is a challenge that I find very
"I want to make this the best course a stu-
dent takes at LVC," added Markowicz. "I
hope each student grows as an individual
and as a member of society."
Dr. Michael Asken, adjunct associate pro-
fessor of psychology, an article "Role of
Psychologist Is Gaining In Sports," published
in the October 11, 1987, edition of the Sunday
Patriot News, Harrisburg, PA.
Dr. Jim Broussard, chairman of history
and political science, was reappointed for
another yearly term as executive director of
the Society for Historians of the Early
American Republic in Philadelphia.
Dr. Sharon Clark, assistant professor and
acting chair of management, conducted two
workshops on strategic management for the
Lebanon County Mental Health/Mental
Retardation Advisory Board in October.
Dr. Richard Cornelius, chairman and pro-
fessor of chemistry, published a paper in
September in Inorganic Chemistry entitled,
"Phosphate-Mediated Electron Transfer Dur-
ing the Reduction of Cobalt (III) Complexes
bv Titanium (III)."
In October, Cornelius gave a presentation
"Computers In Eduation: The Second
Decade, Why? How?," at the Harrisburg Area
Dr. George Curfman, professor of music
education, was appointed by the president of
the Pennsylvania Music Educators Associa-
tion to represent Pennsylvania on the Eastern
Division of MENC's Society of Music Teacher
Education. This group is responsible for
studying college/university curricula leading
toward teacher certification.
Curfman's other PMEA responsibility is to
serve on the Pennsylvania Department of
Education Advisory Committee for Planning
for Arts in Education.
Dr. Barbara Denison, assistant professor of
sociology and director of the leadership
development institute, spoke to the American
Business Women's Association in September.
Denison stressed the importance of leader-
ship effectiveness for today's career women.
Dr. Dale Erskine, assistant professor of
biology, was one of 22 professors from
around the country invited to present a paper
at the annual meeting of the American In-
stitute of Biological Sciences held at Ohio
State University in August.
The program was sponsored by the Na-
tional Science Foundation, an independent
agency of the Federal Government responsi-
ble for supporting science and engineering
education at all levels. Erskine's paper "Im-
provement Of Undergraduate Laboratory Ex-
periences In Animal Physiology" includes
discussion on increased computer use in
animal physiology laboratory experiments.
Dr. Arthur Ford, chairman and professor
of English, recently published "Word Process-
ing In The Continuing Education Composi-
tion Class" in Computer-Assisted Composi-
Ford also recently completed teaching a
course to high school English teachers called
"Composition Theory and Computers." The
course reviewed the latest research in com-
position theory and examined the relation-
ship between the fluidity of word processing
and the process approach to the teaching of
In September, Ford published an article
"The Rose Garden Of The World: Near East
Imagery In The Poetry Of Walt Whitman" in
the Walt Whitman Review. The article is part
of a larger project Ford is currently working
on which examines the use of near east im-
agery in nineteenth-century American
Dr. Pierce Getz, professor of music, per-
formed an organ recital at Zion Lutheran
Church, Harrisburg, in October. The recital
was a part of the church's celebration com-
memorating its 200th anniversary.
In September, Getz participated in an E.
Power Biggs Memorial Organ Recital at First
United Church of Christ, Reading, PA.
Dr. Klement Hambourg, associate pro-
fessor of music, was in distinguished com-
pany in October when he performed with the
Reading Symphony Orchestra at their open-
ing Gala concert.
The "spectacular" featured an array of in-
ternationally recognized soloists, including
violinists Franco Gulli, Aaron Rosand and
Charles Rex, violist Victor de Pasquale, and
pianist Susan Starr.
Dr. Robert Lau, chairman and professor of
music, presented two organ dedicatory
recitals in September. He performed at the
Hanoverdale Church of the Brethren and at
Zion's Lutheran Church, Grantville, PA.
Gail Sanderson, assistant professor of ac-
counting, attended a seminar on current
issues and practices in governmental account-
ing and auditing in July. The seminar was
held at the Hershey Lodge and Convention
Center, Hershey, PA, and was sponsored by
the PA Institute of Certified Public
Glenn Woods, associate professor of
English and former advisor of the Quit-
tapahilla, was notified in July that the 1986
edition of the yearbook was awarded an
honor rating of First Class by the National
Critical Service of the National Scholastic
Press Association at the University of
The book scored high ratings for graphics,
photography and copyrighting, achieving
4,170 points out of a possible 5,000. Editor-in-
chief was Drew Williams '87.
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Churan Finishes Second in
MAC Field Hockey Scoring
Diane Churan, Reading, PA, finished
second in scoring in the Middle Atlantic
Conference with 2.3 points per game.
Churan scored 15 goals in 13 games as
LVC's women finished 12-6 overall. LVC
finished the season with a 2-1 loss to
Millersville in the finals of the ECAC Mid-
dle Atlantic Region Tournament.
Shetter and Vandergrift
Senior midfielder Glenda Shetter,
Chambersburg, PA, was named to the 1987
Middle Atlantic Conference Fall All-Academic
Team and to the National All-America Field
Hockey Division III 1st Team. Junior sweeper
Bryna Vandergrift, Mt. Joy, PA, was named
to the National All-America Field Hockey
Division III Honorable' Mention Team. The
MAC sports information directors select fall,
winter, and spring All-Academic teams each
academic year. The National Ail-American
Field Hockey team is selected by the College
Field Hockey Coaches Association and is
sponsored by Penn Monto.
Football Team Finishes 2-8
LVC lost to Delaware Valley 15-0 in the
season's final game. The Flying Dutchmen
football future looks very bright with the
return of 70 players, including 46 freshmen.
Most of the freshmen played in the JV foot-
ball program which completed a 3-1 season
with an impressive 45-0 win over Wilkes
The soccer season ended with a hardfought
2-0 loss to nationally ranked Moravian Col-
lege. The brightest point during the season
occurred when LVC beat Shephard College,
snapping a 78 game losing streak. LVC scored
twice as many goals as last year and played
stronger defensively, allowing 31 fewer goals.
Finishes 1st Intercollegiate
The women's volleyball team finished their
first intercollegiate season with a 7-10 record.
LVC lost their last tri-match to Susquehanna
and Western Maryland by identical 3-0
scores. The individual game scores versus
Susquehanna were 9-15, 8-15, and 5-15 and
Western Maryland 13-15, 7-15, 3-15.
1st Team All-American Glenda shetter in LVC vs.
Millersville Universitv in the ECAC Championship Game
Millersville won the match, 2-1.
Men's Cross Country Team
The men's cross country team finished
their season with a tri-meet sweep over
Westminster College (22-35) and Washington
College (15-45). The men competed in the
MAC championship on November 7, finish-
ing 17th out of 23 teams. John Galvin, of
Milford, PA, finished in 63rd place to lead
Women's Cross Country
Ends With Win
The women's cross country team defeated
Westminster College 16-45 by sweeping the
top four spots. Junior Cindy Sladek, of
Philadelphia, PA, finished first in a time of
20:23. Following Cindy were junior Sue
Yingst, Annville, PA, 21:15; sophomore Joann
Giannettino, Purdys, NY, 21:25; and
freshman Maryann Lucykandish, Phillips-
burg, NJ, 21:26. The women competed in the
MAC championship on November 7, finish-
ing 9th out of 16 teams. Yingst finished in
22nd place to lead LVC.
Wrestling Team Wins Two
LVC defeated Baptist Bible (28-15) and
Gallaudet (32-24) to earn their first two vic-
tories of the season in the Lebanon Valley
Dual Meet Tournament. In the win over Bap-
tist Bible, LVC was led by John Wargins' pin
in the 167 pound match. In the Gallaudet
meet, Ben Deardorff, Newburg, PA, and
John Wargins, Englishtown, NJ, both pinned
opponents in their matches. The wrestling
team, 2-10 overall, finished eighth of ten
"Rebuilds" in 1988
With the loss of four starters from last year,
the women's basketball team is in the middle
of a rebuilding year. LVC is led by freshman
forward Carla Myers, East Hampton, CT,
sophomore center Lisa Biehl, Hamburg, PA,
and junior guard Theresa Leach, Bedford,
PA. The three players lead the 4-15 women's
team in scoring. Myers leads the women with
13 ppg., Leach follows with 11 ppg., and
Biehl 10 ppg.
Hostetler Scores 1000th
Senior Don Hostetler, Camp Hill, PA,
scored his 1000th career point at Johns
Hopkins University on Saturday, December
12. Hostetler, a management major, became
the 16th player in the history of men's basket-
ball at LVC to reach this career milestone.
With four games remaining in the regular
season, Don currently ranks eighth with 1146
points. The men's team is 7-14 overall and 3-7
in the southwest division.
Don Hostetler shoots a foul shot in game versus Johns
Hopkins (Hostetler scored his 1000th career point dur-
ing this game).
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/ ^ n Hilda Longenecker recently was
sL J quoted by the Lebanon Daily News
in an article concerning the tradition of
religious camp meetings.
MO Mae Fauth is currently traveling
J v3 abroad on a tour of Southeast Asia.
/OP" Bruce M. Metzger, Princeton Theo-
J J logical School seminarian, was
elected to membership in the American
Philosophical Society, a Society founded by
Benjamin Franklin that consists of over six-
hundred persons of varied disciplines and
professions; he also has completed his New
Testament Trilogy by publishing The Canon
of the New Testament.
MQ Lloyd E. Beamesderfer is serving
^ 3/ as chaplain of Country Meadows,
an assisted living facility for the elderly in
Robert W. Long suffered a stroke in January
1987, but recovered in time to join a group
tour of Spain and Portugal in May and June.
/ /t n June E. Hollinger Meek and her
TT ^> husband recently returned from a
tour of the Far East, including Taiwan, Hong
Kong, and China.
Richard F. Seiverling of Hershey, PA helped
organize the Fifth Annual Golden Boots
Award Dinner last August that posthumously
honored the 1920-1930's cowboy film star
Tom Mix. Seiverling originated and serves as
the general chairperson of the Annual Na-
tional Tom Mix Festival, most recently held
last September in Pennsylvania's Clearfield
A/1 /| Dorothy Landis Gray recently
TT TI presented a three-session opera
seminar in Maryland and will teach a course
in English diction for voice majors at the
Catholic University of America in
Bruce C. Souders, professor of humanities
and college historian at Shenandoah College
and Conservatory, received the 1987 Shenan-
doah Valley Writer's Award for Literary Ex-
cellence last May. Having finished his third
and final year as the president of the Poetry
Society of Virginia, Souders is preparing an
anthology of the poetry of his late friend, Dr.
Link, for Cherokee Press.
Patricia B. Souders retired after 21
years of teaching second grade for
the Senseny Road Elementary School in Win-
A Special Program at LVC
"An actuary is a business professional
who uses mathematical skills to define,
analyze and solve financial and social
problems." This quote, from the Society of
Actuaries/Casualty Actuarial Society
booklet The Actuarial Profession,
highlights two key functions of the ac-
tuary. An actuary is a businessperson,
usually a member of a management team,
who uses mathematical training and ex-
perience to solve problems.
Professional status within the actuarial
profession is attained through completion
of a series of rigorous examinations ad-
ministered by the Society of Actuaries and
the Casualty Actuarial Society. Some of
these exams may be completed while the
student is in college, but most are com-
pleted through self-study after
LVC has one of the premier actuarial
science programs in the United States. The
opportunities provided by this outstanding
program are increasingly being recognized
by high school guidance counselors,
mathematics teachers and students.
A special feature of the LVC actuarial
science program is its existence within the
liberal arts environment of College. The
combination of mathematics and business
makes the actuarial profession an exciting
opportunity for mathematically talented
Among the graduates of LVCs actuarial
science program are the Chief Actuary of
the State of Delaware, the President of
Prudential /Sony in Japan, the President of
Actex, the leading actuarial publishing
house, and two partners in the Harrisburg
pension consulting firm Conrad M. Siegel,
Inc. Other graduates of LVC are employed
in Philadelphia, Hartford, New York City,
Washington, Chicago, Baltimore, and other
locations in the East and Midwest.
The following LVC alumni passed
actuarial exams taken in May 1987.
Joint Society of Actuaries and Casualty
Actuarial Society Exams:
Course 100 (Parti):
Thomas X. Cowhey '86
Course 110 (Part 2):
Michael J. Gillespie '86
(Union Fidelity Trevose, PA)
Susan T. Olinger '87
(GIECO Washington, DC)
Course 120 (Applied Statistics):
James A. Bryant '86
(MONY New York)
Course 130 (Operations Research):
James A. Bryant '86
(MONY New York)
David M. Campbell '87(Hartford Life)
Society of Actuaries Exams:
Course 140 (Theory of Interest):
Theresa A. Rachuba '86
(A&A, Baltimore, MD)
Course 141 (EA1A)
Frank Rhodes '83 (Conrad M. Siegel)
Course 150 (Actuarial Mathematics)
Julie K. Claeys '81
Theresa A. Rachuba '86
Frank S. Rhodes '83
(Conrad M. Siegel, Harrisburg)
Courses 151, 160, 162, 165:
Andrea J. Davino '81
(Johnson & Higgins, Princeton NJ)
Scott Inners '83
(Union Fidelity, Trevose PA)
Part 6 Daryl L. Boltz '82
(Monarch Life Springfield MA)
Mark A. Lenz '73
Cheryl D. Green '84
Part 10 Brian C. Trust '83
Dung A. Phan'80
(CIGNA Hartford CT)
Vaughn W. Robbins '84
(Hartford Life Hartford CT).
Casualty Actuarial Society Exams:
Part 4 Terry D. Gusler '84
(Nationwide, Columbus, OH)
Part 6 Karen Fuller Ayres '82
(USIG, Morristown, NJ)
Our apologies for the late news on the
achievements of the above alumni. The
most recent exam results (November) will
appear in next issue.
With the completion of the above ex-
ams, Andrea Davino has earned the
designation of Associate of the Society of
With the completion of the above ex-
am, Brian Trust has earned the designa-
tion of Fellow of the Society of Actuaries
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f A S~ Marion Himmelberger White's
TC O company, White's Harley-Davidson
Sales, Inc., recently received the Bar and
Shield of Excellence Award from Harley-
Davidson, Inc. for being the best all-around
Harley-Davidson dealer in her district.
/ /| n J. Ross Albert retired on September
TX / 1, 1987 from his position as pro-
fessor and chairperson of the department of
music at Atlantic Christian College in Wilson,
Paul G. Fisher retired from teaching music at
Millersville Universitv and from conducting
the Lancaster Pops Orchestra, an organiza-
tion he helped found in 1982.
f /I Q John H. Light will be retiring in
rtO 1988 from 29 years of teaching
mathematics at Dickinson College.
/ £■ f\ Jack Snavely, professor of music,
C? \J recently published an article en-
titled "Sabbaticals in London" in the Interna-
tional Clarinet Society Journal.
Dawn H. Albert retired in July,
1986, as assistant professor for the
department of nursing education at Atlantic
Christian College in Wilson, NC.
Pierce Getz has been appointed director of
music as organist and adult choir director at
the Market Square Presbyterian Church,
Harrisburg, PA, a position he recently held at
the Annville United Methodist Church. Getz
continues as a professor of music at LVC
where he teaches organ and directs the Con-
cert Choir and the Alumni Chorale.
Richard Kline and his wife, Barbara Metz-
ger Kline, recently retired from teaching
music in the Hempfield School District.
/ P" ^ Ruth A. Daugherty is one of 15
J ^ persons from around the country
honored recently by United Methodist Com-
munications. Daughterty completed eight
years of "distinguished service" with the
Commission on Communication, the
organization's governing body.
Josef G. Parker is world history teacher in the
alternative education program for high-
achieving students at Ridgewood High
School in New Port Richey, FL.
/ g f~ Shirley Warfel Knade is director of
J O the Family Planning Center at
Williamsport Hospital. She also is a member
of the Williamsport Board of Directors, the
Community Concert Association, the
Williamsport Civic Choir, the Williamsport
Music Club, the American Association of
University Women, and the Junior Advisory
Emma Elizabeth Herr has been a
teacher at the Warwick School
District in Pennsylvania for 29 years, has
taught at the Grace Lutheran Church in Lan-
caster County for 31 years, has been the
President of the Warwick Education Associa-
tion for two years, and plays clarinet with
Richard G. Stone, assistant professor of
business at Franklin and Marshall College
since 1983, and a former chairperson of the
department of business administration at
LVC, has been named chairperson of the
department of business at Elizabethtown
' C Q William J. Cowfer has been Elected
J O Executive Presbyter of Florida,
Presbyterian Church; as such, he is in charge
of administration and pastoral services for all
Presbyterian churches in Northwest Florida.
Carroll E. Ditzler of Lebanon will be serving
a one year term on the Dental Health and
Health Planning Committee of the Penn-
sylvania Dental Association.
Michael Hottenstein recently completed a
six-month sabbatical, during which he travel-
ed throughout the United States visiting
manufacturing companies venturing into
computer-aided manufacturing technologies.
Ned D. Heindel, H.S. Bunn Pro-
fessor at Lehigh University in Penn-
sylvania, has been re-elected director of the
American Chemical Society, Region III.
Linda Shirley Huber teaches K-8 music part-
time at St. Vincent's Catholic School in
Karl E. Moyer is professor of music at
Millersville University, director of music at
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in
Lancaster, and a music critic for the Lancaster
Newspaper. He gave an organ recital at his
church in July, 1987, performed the closing
recital for a conference and festival marking
the birth anniversaries of German baroque
composers Samuel Scheidt and Dietrich Bux-
tehude in November, and performed at the
Elizabeth Church of the Brethren and at
I C^C\ Philip Feather, a member of the Bar
O \J Association, was involved with the
Lebanon County Committee on the Bicenten-
nial Commemoration of the Constitution of
the United States.
/ S~ "| Kenneth C. Hayes recently gave
O JL lecture-presentations in Penn-
sylvania school districts on "How to Teach
Opera in High Schools of the USA."
Robert Hurst chairs the department of
psychology at Millersville University.
Rowland W. Barnes recently was
sworn in as associate magistrate for
Fulton County, GA.
Robert Habig, after 21 years of service to the
Duke Universitv Medical Center, was hired
as the director of Clinical Application at In-
strumentation Laboratory in Lexington, MA;
also, December 31 marked the end of his first
year as president of the American Association
for Clinical Chemistry.
David Harris gave several academic presenta-
tions over the past several months dealing
with journalism; also, his article "Silkville —
Fourierism on the Frontier" was just
June Ellen Lawrence is now professor of nur-
sing at Northeast Louisiana University in
Barbara Bailes received her Cer-
tified Public Manager certificate
from Rutgers University and the New Jersey
Department of Personnel; she works for the
New Jersey Department of Labor, Division of
Judith Newton Brown was consecreated a
Diaconal Minister in the United Methodist
Church at the Virginia Annual Conference in
June, 1987; she and her husband, Bill, are the
first Diaconal couple in the Virginia
Ralph Lehman, who left the public schools
two years ago to become a freelance com-
poser and arranger, recently served as the
composer-in-residence at the 1987 summer
Lancaster County Music Camp held at
Elizabethtown College. One of his original
compositions premiered at the end of the
camp in a public concert.
David W. Pierce, chaplain at Perry Point
Veteran's Administration Medical Center, is
the recipient of the Maryland State Gover-
nor's Citation for Outstanding Services.
/ S~ /t Sydnae M. Steinhart was ap-
O TT pointed last September as the new
reference/catalog librarian for Bowdoin Col-
lege in Brunswick, ME.
Thomas B. Crisman has been
named Senior Programmer at IBM
East Fishkill, assigned to design a new pro-
duction control system.
Dorothy Hudson Robson played piano for
recent performances of Oklahoma (tor which
she also was the music director) and An
Evening of Gershwin in Rochester, VT.
Audrey Wahler Smith teaches kindergarten
at Cranburv School in Cranbury, NJ.
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f SL£L Betty Kathryn Detweiler Pickett
O O Melchor retired after 21 years of
teaching, the last 19 of which were spent in
the Hershev Middle School.
Rodney Shearer, a former chaplain at LVC,
served as an Old Testament Scholar at the
Mount Lebanon Campmeeting last summer.
Daniel L. Williams, after 17 years of com-
pany service, has been elected executive vice
president and treasurer of Sales Corporation
/ /2 Q Dennis Bashore is the present sales
O O support manager for Digital Equip-
ment Corporation in Dallas, TX.
Jay A. Mengel, current operations branch
chief at Andrews AFB in Washington, D.C.,
has been promoted to lieutenant colonel.
James R. Newcomer has been named direc-
tor of pupil personnel services in the Quaker-
town Community School District in Bucks
/ /^ f\ Robert Unger is the vouth sports
director for the YMCA in Decatur,
/ ^f\ George E. Zeiders Jr. has been ap-
/ \J pointed district superintendent,
Wilksboro District, Central Pennsylvania
Conference, United Methodist Church.
/ ^"| Linda Ammlung McAlpin is a
/ JL private piano instructor and a
member of the Lansdowne Symphony Or-
chestra and Rose Vallev Orchestra.
Susan D. Stone is the Manager of the
Rehoboth Beach Office for the Delaware Na-
t ^O Scott L. Aungst, a self-trained chef,
/ £* won a national award for his
specialty soup— Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato
Richard Fowler, currently a music instructor
in the Central Dauphin School District, Har-
risburg, PA, will be serving as choir director
for the Ambassadors of Music who will tour
in China during the summer of '88.
Judith Holt Gibney was recently named cor-
porate secretary for Investment Value Ser-
vices, Inc., a property evaluations business;
she currently works out of her home via her
Frank Rupp Sourbeer was elected president
of Wilsbach Distributors, Inc.
/^O Richard Brunner was recently pro-
/ v3 moted to cottage supervisor at the
Laysville Youth Development Center/ DP W.
Stephen Cram, a pianist for the 296th Army
Band, received the fourth award of the Army
Achievement Medal in Japan.
Jack Hubley was selected last August as the
new host for WGAL-TV's "Call of the Out-
doors"; the Sunday noon program is both the
longest running show in the nation still re-
taining its original sponsor and the second
oldest outdoor show still broadcast in the
United States. Hubley is an editor for Penn-
sylvania Wildlife and Outdoor Digest and an
outdoor columnist for the Lancaster Daily
News. He also is an avid hunter and fisher-
man, a licensed falconer, a member of many
outdoor organizations and a photographer of
Phil Rowland finished his sixth year as
director of music ministries at Central
Presbyterian Church and conducts the St.
Louis County Community Chorus.
Richard McCarren is now the general
manager of the Vulcan Rivet and Bolt Cor-
poration in Birmingham, Alabama.
Stephen Wagner received an invitation to try
out for the Philadelphia Eagles but missed the
tryouts when his car broke down.
/ ^/J Patricia J. McLaughlin, research
/ a assistant to Dr. Ian S. Zagon at Her-
shey Medical Center, has received her share
of a patent for a method she helped develop
to produce chemical agents that mav slow or
stop the growth of cancerous tumor growth.
Gail M. Girtch Westerhold is a substitute
school nurse for the Dover School District in
York County, PA.
Melanie A. Wilson received her doctorate in
psychology from Hahneman University. She
plans to work at Bryn Mawr Hospital's Youth
and Family Center as a psychologist in addi-
tion to maintaining her own private practice.
/ff P Thomas C. Dilworth has been pro-
/ C/ moted to vice president and com-
mercial loan officer in Commonwealth Na-
tional Bank's Cumberland Valley Region.
Howard P. Scott is in his ninth year of
teaching in the All Saint's High School and is
appearing in The Mystery of Edwin Drood at
Toby's Dinner Theater in Columbia.
Holly Whittle was named the host and data
base interfaces documentation manager in the
technical writing department at SAS In-
stitute, Inc., a software research and develop-
ment firm in North Carolina.
David S. Ambler is an account
manager at Union Carbide Corpor-
ation's Eastern Region Credit Office in
Moorestown, NJ. He, also, is working with
Don Brogan Realtors. His accomplishments
were recently noted in Who's Wlio in Finance
Timothy L. Reese is the manager of the new
25,000-seat assembly center and arena at the
University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
f WJ TJ Robert Seitz Frey and Nancy
/ / Thompson-Frey published a non-
fiction book entitled The Silent and the
Damned: The Murder of Mary Phagan and
the Lynching of Leo Frank which was re-
leased in January to coincide with NBC's
mini-series "The Murder of Mary Phagan."
Since the release, Nancy appeared locally in a
news interview on WGAL-TV, Lancaster, and
Bob appeared nationally in an interview on
NBC's Today Show. In addition, the Frey's
celebrated the birth of a son, Jeremiah Daniel,
on September 30, 1986.
Captain John J. Harvey was designated a
naval aviator and received the "Wings of
Gold" last summer; his training included
basic engineering studies and extensive air-
craft navigational experience.
/ ^Q Rick Coleman is a sales represen-
/ O tative for Steiner Studios, Annville,
f ^Q Barbara Jones Denison has ac-
/ V cepted the position of executive
secretary of the Association for the Sociology
of Religion, an international academic society.
Pamela Frantz Emery, a veteran french horn-
ist for the Lancaster Symphony, is also a
member of the Brassworks quintet; the group
recently placed among the finalists in the
Rafael Mendez Brass Quintet Competition in
Anne Elizabeth Fluck recently received her
master's degree from LaSalle University.
Collins Mikesell is a computer analyst at
Phillips-Van Heusen Corp., NJ; he actively
performs vocal recitals and has sung with the
First Unitarian Society of Plainfield, the New
York City Opera Associate Chorus, and the
New Jersey State Opera Chorus for produc-
tions of Mefistofeles and Otello.
Diane Carroll Pugh is a hospital services
specialist with the American Red Cross.
/ Q f\ Michael Kohler was guest soloist
O \J for a benefit concert held at First
United Methodist Church, Palmyra, in
November. Proceeds of the concert went
toward a school renovation project in Belize,
Anne E. Opfer works at the Harford Com-
munity College and is a writing program in-
structor for the Army. Additionally, she is an
APG player, a member of a Rehoboth Welsh
Choir, a Sunday school teacher, and a score-
keeper for staff softball games.
Kate G. Felix, having completed the master
of nursing degree with a major in nursing
administration at the University of
Washington, is now the nurse coordinator for
a 19-bed unit at Straub Clinic & Hospital in
The Valley 20
Peter Gower is the trade manager in Latin
America for the Pennsylvania State Bureau of
International Commerce. On a recent stint,
Peter escorted Latin American businessper-
sons through Hershey Foods. The visitors
met hosts and presenters— aE LVC graduates:
Christine Walborn '74, S. Douglas Demuth
'77, and Martin L. Gluntz '53.
Charles R. Mershon, M.D., has started a
new family practice partnership, Cornerstone
Family Health Associates, in Lititz.
Sarah Strickland Mershon is the office
manager for her husband's family practice.
Scott D. Snyder has been assigned to the staff
of the Tripler Army Medical Center in
Honolulu, HI after having completed his
Emergency Medicine Residency at Madigan
Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA.
/ Q •"■ Stephen R. Angeli received his
O JL doctorate in polymer chemistry at
Penn State University in December 1986. He
works as a product development scientist
with General Electric Plastics Group.
David Lee Godshall is the officer processing
supervisor for the Navy Recruiting District,
Harrisburg, PA. Additionally, he plays tenor
sax in the new Buzz Jones Band and co-
principal clarinet in the Harrisburg Concert
Daniel W. Koon is an assistant professor of
physics at St. Lawrence University in New
York; recently, he completed his doctoral
thesis in experimental solid-state physics at
the University of Rochester.
Brian Edward McSweeney received his
master's degree in computer science from
Johns Hopkins University and works as a
programmer analyst for the Defense
Barbara Cooper Patterson is the band direc-
tor and music instructor at the John Carroll
School in Maryland; her award-winning
marching band has performed for President
Reagan and performed in London's New
Year's Day Parade.
James G. Miserere serves as systems soft-
ware manager of the nationwide digital
systems of Mercedes-Benz of North America
Mary E. Roberts is the program supervisor
for Project Bridge House at the Methodist
Home for Children in Philadelphia; the pro-
ject is designed to aid homeless mothers aged
18-21, and is the only service of its kind in
the state. (Any inquiries may be directed to
Mary at (215) 627-0399.
Jill A. Shaffer, Miss Pennsylvania 1981, is
now the assistant director of merchandising
and marketing for Uni-Marts, Inc., a conve-
nience store chain based in State College, PA;
her hobbies include pageant judging, runn-
ing, and aerobics.
Darlene J. Sitler, a french horn player for the
Wellsville, New York Performing Arts Or-
chestra and the Bent Brass Classical Ensem-
ble, has received the "Excellence in Teaching"
Award and a $400 grant from the Northern
Potter Children's School in Ulysses where she
Kimberly A. Wright was promoted to assis-
tant vice president in the international depart-
ment of Meridian Bank's Lancaster office.
/ Q ^ Jonathan Raymond Birbeck recent-
O *■ ly received his juris doctorate from
Dickinson Law School. At Dickinson he was
senior staff member of the Appellate Moot
Karen McHennry Gluntz is the director of
development at the Pennsylvania State
University Capitol College in Harrisburg.
W. Philip Holzman has been certified as a
lay professional leader bv the Lutheran
Church of America; he serves as director of
music and Christian education for St. John's
Lutheran Church in Reading, PA.
Kathleen Baum Keough recently received her
juris doctorate from Dickinson Law School.
Kimberly Haunton McSweeney is a vocal
music teacher in Prince Georges County, MD.
Onno Robert Prinsen is a field sales
representative in the Allentown area for The
Hershey Chocolate Company.
/QO Claude William Deitzler Jr. is a
O sj certified management accountant
and is employed by Armstrong World In-
dustries, Inc. as a staff auditor.
Rajan Kanitkar received a bachelor's degree
in computer & systems engineering from
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a com-
puter programmer with IBM Corporation in
Stephen J. Kipp is pursuing a master's
degree in science education at Georgia
Thomas Myers has been named an associate
of the Society of Actuaries and continues as a
senior actuarial associate with Prudential Pro-
perty and Casualty Insurance Company in
Richard Saltzer is a senior treasury analyst
for Deutsche Bank in New York, NY.
Bradley A. Shatinsky was promoted to the
rank of Pennsylvania State Police Trooper
and is currently stationed at PSP Mansfield
Station in Mansfield, PA.
Brian Trust has been elected assistant actuary
of the United States Fidelity & Guaranty Life
Company (USF&G). Prior to joining USF&G,
he was an actuarial assistant with Aetna Life
and Casualty in Hartford, CT. Trust is a
fellow of the Society of Actuaries and is a
member of the American Academy of
Barbara Horning Weaver received her master
of arts degree from LaSalle University in
May, 1987. She is a senior case worker for the
Lancaster County Children /Youth Agency.
/ Q A Mary Jean Bishop is LVCs new
O ^ director of alumni services and
parent's programs. She also is completing
work for her master's degree in English
literature at Millersville University.
Catherine Conner works as an actuarial
analyst at Alexander and Alexander, Inc. in
John A. Dayton recently was promoted to
first lieutenant in the U.S. Army and was
awarded the Expert Infantry Badge. He is
stationed in Boeblingen, West Germany
Michelle Smith Dayton is the family child
care program manager for the Boeblinger-
Sindelfingen Military Community in Boebl-
ingen, West Germany.
Carol Denison received her reading specialist
certificate and is now teaching 8th grade at
the James H. Rowland Intermediate School,
Laura M. Augustin Kipp teaches first grade
at Ballard School in Glynn County, GA.
Cynthia L. Nolt began a two-year Mennonite
Central Committee assignment in
Washington, DC, where she will be working
with the MCC U.S. Washington Office as a
legislative research assistant.
Nancy Scheid is currently the coordinator for
Project Canopies for the Child Abuse Net-
work News, a publication of CARECO, Inc.
' Q C Kitty Yorty Thach resigned as
O C? LVCs director of alumni services
and parent's programs to transfer with her
husband to Greensboro, NC. She is looking
for another position in institutional advance-
ment. Best of luck, Kitty!
f Q SI Jeffrey A. Beatty is a staff field
engineer/systems support for AMP,
Melody L. Chadwick is an accountant for the
Commonwealth Communications Services in
Blaik J. Westhoff was appointed associate
pastor at Community United Methodist
Church in Dayton, OH. For his achievement
as a Junior Seminarian, Blaik was the reci-
pient of the Lubrizol Award last May.
The Valley 21
Becky Diane Huber to Frank S. Davidowski
on June 27, 1987.
Braxton O. Brittain to Mary Pat Ward on
June 20, 1987.
Jeanette Mae Noll to Michael S. Gruberkjn
August 8, 1987.
Clara Walton to Brian Welch on July 15, 1986.
John J. Uhl to LuAnn Marie Kohler on
November 21, 1987
John Boag to Jennifer Hall in summer 1987.
Nancy E. Gyger to Raymond K. Bruner on
June 20, 1987.
Joseph R. Gebhard to Diane Lehr on August
Mark A. Tibbitts to Erika C. Fairlamb '80
on November 14, 1987.
Rajan and Jvoti Kanitkar on August 15, 1986.
Robert E. Lemke to Carol Cammarata on Oc-
tober 10, 1987.
Tina Marie Liek to Rev. William K. Rockwell
on May 30, 1987.
James C. Budd to Wendy L. Kahn '85 on
May 18, 1985.
David P. Gehret to Patricia A. Creasy '86 on
August 22, 1987.
Laurie Anne O'Brien to Kurt D. Musselman
on July 18, 1987.
Fred Siebecker, III to Susan Fay Fink on
November 28, 1987.
M. Frederick Wagner to Bethanie Susan
Russell on August 22, 1987.
Michele E. Gawel to Nicholas Verratti '85 on
June 27, 1987.
Lisa M. Meyer to Lee Price on October 17,
Michele M. Midlick to Russell D. Laucks
'87 on August 8, 1987.
Gregory P. Buck to Cynthia I. Eckert on
April 19, 1986.
Robert A. DiRico to Wendy Sue Carter on
July 18, 1987.
Kathryn L. Bell to Timothy P. Robison on
August 1, 1987.
Cora A. Bretz to John W. Shenk on May 16,
Audrey Beth Edris to William S. Geissel on
August 29, 1987.
Leslye S. Paillex to Lt. Michael Di Lullo on
July 5, 1987.
Kathy Kaiss to James Davis on March 28,
Betsy E. Martin to William Harry Bruaw.
Marguerite Salam to M. Anthony Kapolka,
IH on August 1, 1987.
The Valley 22
To Nancy Bishop and Barry Bishop, a
daughter, Amy Jo, on August 8, 1987.
To Barbara Asplund Burgess and David A.
Burgess, a daughter, Kara Leigh, on April 17,
To Kathie Aston Bisking and Mr. Bisking, a
daughter, Lindsay Ann, in January, 1987.
To Maureen Lewis Buckfelder and John J.
Buckfelder, III '73, a daughter, Diana
Michelle, on July 24, 1987.
To Kimberly Shetron Chestnut and Claude
E. Chestnut, a daughter, Amanda Teal, on
June 8, 1985.
To Wendy Sost Hawes and Wayne A. Hawes
'77, a second son, Kyle Allen, on September
To Nancy Thompson Frey and Robert S.
Frey, a son, Jeremiah Daniel, on September
To Carey Deimer Kendall and Barry S. Ken-
dall, a son, David Barry, on February 2, 1986.
To Lori Wright Lutter and Timothy A. Lutter,
a daughter, Michelle Marie, on October 15,
To Susan Reisinger and Gene W. Reisinger, a
son, Hans Dean, on April 6, 1987.
To Suzanne Caldwell Riehl and Jeffrey S.
Reihl '83, a daughter, Emily Elizabeth, on
June 16, 1987.
To Deborah Reimer Fullam and Walter F.
Fullam '80, a son, Christopher Francis, on
August 24, 1987.
To Christina Ann Therrien Roehl and James
S. Roehl, a son, David Stirling, on May 14,
To Valerie Lanik Angeli and Stephen R.
Angeli '81, a daughter, Nicole Francis , on
November 26, 1986.
To Tavebeh B. Hogan and Robert P. Hogan, a
daughter, Carolyn, on January 28, 1987.
To Victoria King Holzman and W. Philip
Holzman '82, a daughter, Allison Nicole, on
May 7, 1987.
To Suzanne Marie Sofranko Schaeffer and
Lee A. Schaeffer, a son, Jarrod Lee, on
December 3, 1986.
To Jill Trostle Wenrich and George Wenrich,
II a daughter, Christa Elise, on May 27, 1987.
To Wendy Kahn Budd and James Budd '84,
a daughter, Nicole Christine, on July 21, 1986.
Edith Lehman Arndt Bartlett, on August 11,
Ruth Huber Aishe, on April 20, 1987.
Ada Beidler Bull, on August 17, 1987, The
Homestead, Willow Grove, PA.
Kathryn Gingrich Richard, on November 19,
Effie M. Hibbs, on July 22, 1987, Spring
House Estates, PA.
Kathrine Balsbaugh Lackey, on May 7, 1987.
El wood C. Stabley, on November 12, 1987.
Israel B. Earley, on November 4, 1987,
A. Esther Shenk on October 17, 1987, Derry
Sara Wieder Rizzo, on February 4, 1987.
Dr. Herbert B. Zechman, on June 30, 1987.
Dr. J. Bruce Behney, on August 18, 1987, at
Otterbein Home in Davton, OH.
Henry A. Kohler, on May 15, 1987, in Quin-
Louise Boughter Bennett, on August 24,
1987, at Farhney Keedy Memorial Home,
William Barnes, on July 14, 1987.
Miriam Silvius Briggman
J. Edward Hiller, on August 19, 1987.
Miriam Book Decker
Raymond B. Johnson
Dorothy Ely Thomas
Robert J. Sausser, on October 16, 1987.
John A. Bollman, on August 27, 1987, New
Smyrna Beach, FL.
Fred E. Bosnyak, on January 3, 1986, in Mid-
Sara Zellers Russell, on April 25, 1986, Lan-
William T. Conway, on August 30, 1987, Her-
Charles K. Greenawalt
Michael R. Burns, on August 21, 1987, in St.
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