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Then and Now. . . I
Doris Kohl (now Smith) '62 and Reglna Juno ■
(now Deka) '62 posed for this shot with "Hot
Dog" Frank Aftosmes in the early 1960s. Almost
30 years later, "Hot Dog" is still going strong!
He's pictured to the left with the 1989 "Hot
Dog" Frank Athletic Service Award recipient,
Dr. John D. Walmer '38 (see the "Alumni News"
section in this issue for details).
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New Beginnings: John A. Synodinos
Becomes Fifteenth President
in Day of Celebration
Youth Scholars Get a Taste
of College Life
Honors Students Study
Alumni Profile: Darwin Click '58
Vol. 6, Number 1
Mcuy Jean Bishop '84, copy editor
1 age and director of alumni services and
2 Dawn T. Greene, production editor
and director of publications
Mary Jean Bishop
John B. Deamer, director of public
Timothy M. Ebersole, director of
7 Dawn T. Greene
The Valley is published four times a
year by Lebanon Valley College and
g distributed without charge to alumni
9 Send address changes to:
The Alumni Services Office
12 Laughlin Hall
Lebanon Valley College
13 Annville, PA 17003
Many thanks to Lebanon Valley Col-
16 lege's Institutional Advancement staff
for the time and hard work con-
tributed in putting together the
Honor Roll of Donors in the fall issue
of The Valley. And a special con-
gratulations for meeting the $6.5
million goal for the 125th Anniver-
On The Cover
Lebanon Valley College is surrounded by its many assets as
seen by AnnvUle artist Bruce Johnson. Part of the College's
private collection, the pen and ink watercolor shows Lebanon
Valley at the center of the world.
John A. Synodinos
President in Day of
by Melissa ]. Huffman '88
President Synodinos recalled a
moment's conversation with Thomas C.
Reinhart '58, first vice-chairperson of the
Board of Trustees, as the two walked
down the aisle of Miller Chapel at the
15th Lebanon Valley College Presidential
"John, it's like we're getting married."
To which President Synodinos replied,
"Tom, you don't understand — we ore. "
"It is much like a wedding rite,"
President Synodinos explained. "An
inauguration bonds the new presi-
dent to the institution. Ceremonies
like that are public occasions — it's a
Though President Synodinos had
taken over his duties in July, In-
auguration Day (Sunday, December
4, 1988) marked the official beginning
of this life-changing experience for
President Synodinos, his family, and
for the College.
The day began with the inaugural
worship service in Miller Chapel,
featuring the Rev. Joseph A. Sellinger,
S.J., president of John Synodinos'
alma mater, Loyola College in
Speaking to today's students.
Father Sellinger said, "At Lebanon
"An inauguration bonds
the new president to the
like that are public occa-
sions — it's a life-changing
Valley, your mind has come to know
what is true; your senses have come
to delight in what is beautiful; and
your will has come to love what is
Anticipating successes to come, he
challenged students to "disclose the
divine where you least expect it" and
urged them to search the harshly
Dr. Elizabeth K. Weisburger '44 (left), chair-
person of the College's Board of Trustees, and
Thomas C. Reinhart '58 (center), first vice-
chairperson of the Board, led President John A.
Synodinos (right) into the chapel for the In-
auguration Ceremonies on December 4, 1988.
realistic world to find something
positive, good, and hopeful in the
midst of what seems evil and
"And one day," he concluded, "you
will know yourself, and you will like
what you see."
"Father Sellinger gave one of the
finest sermons I've ever heard," com-
mented President Synodinos, "and I
was especially pleased that this first
activity of Lebanon Valley's inaugura-
tion day focused on students."
President Synodinos added that
the inaugural worship service was
especially meaningful for him both
because he graduated from Loyola
College and because his whole family
was there to share it with him. In ad-
dition to his wife Glenda, brothers,
cousins, aunt, and uncle, both of his
daughters, Victoria Lynn Synodinos-
Gertenbach (who just blessed the
Synodinos' with a granddaughter,
Emily), and Jean Louise Synodinos
(who is an actress currently appear-
ing in the off-Broadway hit Tony and
Tina's Wedding) were present for the
After the service, and an inaugtu-al
luncheon in the Mund College
Center, Conrad Bishop and Elizabeth
Fuller of the widely-respected In-
dependent Eye, a theater in
Lancaster, performed a concert
reading called "Beginnings" in the
Next came the main event of the
day: the inauguration of John A.
Synodinos as the fifteenth President
of Lebanon Valley College. It was a
ceremony marked by excitement and
The audience entered the soon-to-
be-filled chapel and listened to music
by Suzanne Caldwell Riehl '79,
organist, accompanied by student in-
strumentalists. Musical interludes
throughout the ceremony were also
provided by tenor Philip Morgan,
who sang Brahms' "Sonntag" and
"Wie bist du, Meine Konigin," and
the Quartet/Die Posaunen (the na-
tion's first trombone quartet), who
performed "Celebration," a song
composed for and dedicated to the
inauguration of President Synodinos
by Rodney S. Miller '77.
Following the invocation by College
Chaplain John Abernathy Smith and
an official welcome by Mr Reinhart,
the inaugural address was given by
Dr. Richard P. Traina, president of
Having been invested and presented with the
ceremonial robe and presidential collar,
Lebanon Valley College's 15th President, John A.
Synodinos, addressed the over 1000 students,
alumni, parents, and friends present.
Clark University and long-time friend
of the new Lebanon Valley College
"In choosing John Synodinos as
your fifteenth president," said Dr.
Traina, "you have chosen to go for a
ride on a tiger. It is a credit to you to
have selected him, and you must
already know how ardently he has
taken to you. John has a very keen
understanding of what is and will be
required of a small liberal arts institu-
tion as we move into the next century.
You get all that energy and commit-
ment from John, plus Glenda
Synodinos too — a person who will
dedicate her own considerable
strengths appropriately to the welfare
of this College. You have done well. I
find myself here to congratulate you
as well as to celebrate John and
On hand during the ceremony to
deliver greetings to the President
were representatives of the faculty,
the administration and staff, the
students, the alumni, the local
government, the business communi-
ty, the United Methodist Church, and
the academic community. Among
those present were: Rose Marie
Swanger, chairperson of the Lebanon
Glenda Synodinos (right) looks on with Margaret
Traina and the President's Uncle, |im Asimakes,
during the inaugural ceremony. According to in-
augural speaker Dr. Richard P. Traina, Glenda is
"a person who will dedicate her own con-
siderable strengths appropriately to the welfare
of this College."
Dr. Richard P. Traina (left), President of Clark University and long-time friend of the new Lebanon
Valley College President, receives the College's honorary doctor of humane letters degree.
Dr. William McGill looks on.
County Board of Commissioners;
Albert B. Murry, president and chief
executive officer of Lebanon Valley
National Bank; the Rev. Felton E.
May, bishop of the Harrisburg Area
United Methodist Church; and Dr.
Robert W. Neff , president of Juniata
After the inaugural prayer offered
by Rabbi Charles D. Mintz, Ohev
Sholom Reform Temple, Dr. Elizabeth
K. Weisburger '44, chairperson of the
College's Board of Trustees, invested
John A. Synodinos with his office
and presented him with the
ceremonial robe and presidential
Dr. Weisburger later said that she
was glad to be part of the memorable
ceremony and commented on
President Synodinos' characteristic
energy, "He likes to get things done."
President Synodinos' inaugural
response, which he "got done" with
eloquence and style, acknowledged
the dedicated support of the College's
"family" and outlined his plans for
the College's future.
He began by saying, "These rites of
inauguration, medieval in origin,
represent society's way of reminding
those who profess to lead that they
are but stewards of tradition, even as
they seek to implement change." He
later commented about the pageantry
on a more personal level, ". . .nobody
is accustomed to that kind of atten-
tion. The attention is for the Office of
the College President, not for me. It
helps to keep it separate in one's
"Every one of the alumni
who responded told me
about the men and women
of character and commit-
ment who taught them,
and w^ho influenced their
After giving personal thanks to
many of those present. President
Synodinos especially noted the
gratitude the College owed its faculty.
He said that he had written to the
College's graduates and asked them
what made Lebanon Valley special.
"Every one of the alumni who
responded told me about the men
and women of character and commit-
ment who taught them, and who in-
fluenced their lives profoundly —
you, the faculty, are what make this
College a very special place."
Of the students, "the individuals
who make this job worth doing," he
After the ceremony, all were invited to a gala Inaugural dinner In the Mund College Center. Here,
President Synodnlos takes a moment to greet the Doctors Edna '59 and D. Clark Carmean.
recalled memorable events in which
he had already shared, including
"receiving late on Homecoming
Saturday a delegation of 100 happy
freshmen who asked me for the
following Monday off from class in
honor of the football team's victory
that afternoon over our traditional
rivals." (They did get the day off!)
The President describes Lebanon
Valley students as "warm, friendly,
caring young people." He meets
monthly with all interested students
in the Faust Lounge to discuss their
concerns, to inform students of Col-
lege plans, and to get feedback. "If
there is a single thing you have to
learn as a college president, it's to
consult," he said.
President Synodinos also ex-
pressed in his inaugural response ap-
preciation of his family and their sup-
port. He acknowledged that he
would not have taken on this respon-
sibility without the wholehearted
support of Glenda, whom he
characterized as having en-
thusiastically taken on the role of the
president's wife, knowing that it, too,
is a full-time, demanding job.
President Synodinos then
acknowledged the recent ac-
complishments of the College and
went on to detail some of his plans
for the future. Though perhaps an
unusual perspective for a former
history major. President Synodinos
said, "The things most important to
me are not those that have happened,
but the things that are going to
He outlined his specific plans in
some detail: "Initial high priority will
be given to the renovation of that part
of Lynch Physical Education Center
that surrounds the gymnasium to
create new quarters for our manage-
ment and mathematical sciences
departments, and for a computer
center. The redesign of Lynch will in-
clude faculty and staff offices,
classrooms, and computer
laboratories. The implementation of a
substantial portion of the overall
landscaping plan will also be a high
"Looking to the future," President
Synodinos added, "the campus plan
features such exciting improvements
as renovation and expansion of the
library; a major conversion of the Ad-
ministration Building into an
academic center of the humanities; a
refurbishment of the Blair Music
Center to provide improved fine arts
facilities; interior redecoration of the
Mund College Center; relocation of
student health services into a modern
facility; creation of an alumni center;
addition of an intercollegiate athletic
field house to the Arnold Sports
Center; renovation of the remaining
portions of Lynch Gymnasium as a
center for continuing education and
special programs; and, finally,
restoration of Centre Hall for
"We need to look afresh at our stu-
dent housing facilities. . . [to] create the
kinds of small group living oppor-
tunities, the kinds of social group-
ings, that afford students optional liv-
ing patterns more suited to a residen-
tial liberal arts college."
President Synodinos also noted
that "we must increase annual giving
and raise endowment funds to sus-
tain and support a caring and com-
mitted faculty and to provide them
with the resources they need to con-
tinue their records of excellence.
"This is an ambitious program," he
added, "one that may take a decade
to complete. At today's costs^ the pro-
gram will require expenditures of $18
million, but the College must invest
in the renewal of its facilities now if
we are to enter the next century a
strong and vigorous institution."
"If the education we offer
is to change, we must
change ourselves! Truly,
we must become one with
the future that is bearing
down upon us. Our
students and our heritage
deserve no less."
Along with his perspectives on the
College, President Synodinos ex-
pressed his views about our national
future: "a future that will find our
country increasingly interdependent
with others — a future in which
knowledge of other cultures and
languages, appreciation of the views
of others, and an understanding of
the economic structures and business
practices of other natior\s will be
He concluded by charging each in-
dividual with the responsibility for
personal change. "If the education we
offer is to change, we must change
ourselves! Truly, we must become
one with the future that is bearing
down upon us. Our students and our
heritage deserve no less."
After his response. President
Synodinos conferred the College's
honorary doctor of humane letters
degree on Dr. Richard P. Traina. The
ceremony concluded with a benedic-
tion given by the Rev. Alexander
Veronis, protopresbyter. Annuncia-
tion Orthodox Church.
A gala inaugural dinner in the
Mund College Center followed the
ceremony. The day then concluded
with the annual "Christmas at the
Valley" program which featured
scripture readings, music, carol sing-
ing, and a live creche. President
Synodinos said that he will never
forget "the simplicity and sheer beau-
ty of that powerful, beautiful pro-
Reactions to the inaugural address,
and to the new president reflected
John Synodinos' energy and
Douglas L. Nyce '89, president of
the Student Council, commented
that "students are realizing more and
more that he is committed to every
part of the College, especially the
John W. Metka '60, president of the
Alumni Association, agreed. "You
know he's interested in you and what
you have to say. I have been very im-
pressed with him: he's a sharp
gentleman. He makes decisions and
sticks by them. I see him as being a
real 'go-getter.' I'm really looking for-
ward to the next few years."
Thomas Reinhart, who, in addition
to being a Trustee, served as the
chairperson of the presidential selec-
tion committee, also voiced his ap-
proval. "We are very, very pleased
"Christmas at the Valley," an annual holiday program featuring scripture readings, music, carol singing,
and a live creche, concluded the Inauguration Day festivities.
that President Synodinos is on board.
Out of all the people that we inter-
viewed and received inquiries from,
his qualities placed him head and
shoulders above the others."
But Mr. Reinhart offered an addi-
tional insight worth remembering.
"Despite John Synodinos' exceptional
qualifications, no one individual can
achieve the dreams in the hearts and
souls of all of us. This will require the
commitment of the entire Lebanon
Valley College family."
Youth Scholars Get a Taste of College Life
by John B. Deamerjr.
For the 15th summer, the Lebanon
Valley College's Youth Scholars In-
stitute will introduce promising high
school students to college-level work
and a sampling of college life with
three one-week educational programs
scheduled for this coming June and
The Youth Scholars Institute was
created in 1975 to promote science
careers to promising high school
seniors. Since then it has evolved into
a nationally recognized program of-
fering current sophomores and
juniors fifteen academic disciplines
from which to choose. This summer,
nearly 300 students are expected to
enroll in the program.
"I was ready to attend nursing
school and did not want to go to col-
lege," said Barb Feaster '86, a former
Youth Scholars Institute participant
and a current admissions counselor
at the College. "When 1 first attended
a YSI session, I spoke with Dr.
[Donald] Dahlberg, associate pro-
fessor of chemistry, and he empha-
sized the importance of getting a col-
lege degree. My high school
chemistry teacher told me the same
thing so I decided to attend a Youth
Scholars session. 1 was impressed by
the people, the atmosphere and the
caring professors at Lebanon Valley
College. If I had not attended a Youth
Scholars Institute program, 1 know I
would not have eventually attended
Lebanon Valley College."
For Jeanne Adams, a sophomore
chemistry major, Mohnton, PA, at-
tending a Youth Scholars session
helped her decide upon a major.
"Between my junior and senior
year in high school 1 did not know
what to expect from college," said Ms.
Adams. "Being a Youth Scholar
helped me to decide my major and
also helped me prepare for collegiate
study and collegiate life."
Youth Scholars attend classes and
laboratory sessions, study, and live
like college students. Participants
work closely with Lebanon Valley
College faculty members during their
week-long stay and pursue classes
taught on the same level as those
available to college students.
The Youth Scholars Institute is a
mandatory residence program.
Students live on campus in the dor-
mitories and dine in the Mund
College Center. Morning and after-
noon hours are spent in class whOe
social and recreational activities, both
on and off campus, take place each
All participants in the program
must be nominated by high school
teachers or guidance counselors.
Students may enroll in only one
academic program per session, but
three different sessions are offered
throughout the summer. Each
nominee is mailed an application
form that requires the student to
write a brief essay explaining why the
particular academic program was
selected and what the student's in-
tended career goals are. Completed
applications are submitted to the ap-
propriate academic department and
are reviewed by faculty members who
select exceptional candidates for their
Each student attending the pro-
gram receives a scholarship from
Lebanon Valley College to cover the
expense of tuition and fees. Youth
Scholars are asked to pay $235 to
cover room, meals, and recreational
Disciplines in this year's program
include biology, chemistry, educa-
tion, English, foreign language,
leadership studies, management,
mathematics, music, physics, political
science, psychology, and sociology
and social work.
If you know any high school stu-
dent who would enjoy the Youth
Scholars Institute, please contact: Dr.
Dale Erskine, director of the Youth
Scholars Institute, at Lebanon Valley
College, AnnvUle, PA, 17003-0501,
(717) 867-6176, or call Ms. Tammy
Steele, coordinator of the Division of
Summer Studies, (717) 867-6213. This
year's sessions will be held during the
following weeks: June 25-30; July
9-14; and July 23-28.
Youth Scholars work with Dr. Erskine (upper center) to perform an electrocardiogram (EKG) on a sub-
ject in one of the "YSI" biology labs. Pictured from left to right are Robert Matsko (Marysville, PA), Jen
Sullivan (Hampton, CD, Jen Horn (Ephrata, PA), Amy Bonser (Hazleton, PA), Debra Marcucci
(Philadelphia, PA), Rebecca Freet (York, PA) and Stacy Bonos (Stockton, NJ).
Honors Students Study Valley Tradition
by Don Hoqjfer '89
It all started last spring. Mrs.
Vivelo, our instructor for Honors 204,
Human Creativity, was telling us of a
quaint, bygone tradition at Lebanon
Valley — the Annual Murder. We
were all entranced by the plot of this
highly innovative means by which
upperclassmen for 31 years wel-
comed the freshmen.
It seems that each year the new
students would be introduced to a
recently engaged couple. But alas,
things quickly turned sour as a rival
soon emerged for the lady's affec-
tions. Things grew more tense daily
with public arguments, tauntings,
fights, and other sundry confronta-
tions. Finally, the campus' worst fears
were realized: the jilted lover, in a
drunken rampage, shot and killed the
interloper. At last the murderer was
captured and brought before the
vengeful student body, but before any
lynchings were performed, the
murderer was joined by his ex-fiancee
and the suddenly- not-so-dead victim.
Together, the trio wished the
freshman class a great four years at
We loved the tale; the Lebanon
Valley it spoke of seemed so different
from the hallowed halls we see every
day. Imagine, an Annual Murder. It
was so different, so ingenious, so
nasty a thing to do to the freshmen.
Frankly, we wanted to be just as
nasty to the next crop of freshmen,
but, because we feared retribution,
we chose what seemed to be the next
best avenue: for our upcoming junior
seminar we decided to study murder.
Just think of it, a whole semester
devoted to the likes of Charles Man-
son, Ted Bundy, Jay Smith. For three
credits we'd learn about neat things
like guns, knives, poisons. Our
thoughts would turn to things like
blood, terror, psychoses. Exciting,
For some reason, when it got down
to specifically mapping out the
semester, we'd had a change of heart.
A staged murder, no matter how
realistic, is a far cry from the real
thing. We went back to what had
caught our attention in the first place
— the lure of the old LVC. What really
interested us was the sense of a hid-
den tradition. All of this time we had
thought of Lebanon Valley College as
only some static institution, with lit-
tle that has changed or will change.
The Annual Murder made us realize
that we had a lot to learn. And so we
decided to learn what we could; the
Honors Class of 1990 chose to in-
vestigate the history of Lebanon
What we wanted was to learn about
LVC's personal history — the people,
pranks, and everything else that
made it different. We had several
resources at hand to help with our
search: we rummaged through old
yearbooks and newspapers, as well as
the College's archives in the Shenk
Room. But to get a truly personal feel
for the College as it used to be, we
had to go to those who were there to
experience it. So it was that we
sought out and conducted interviews
with alumni in the immediate vicini-
ty. We had found our gold mine. The
alumni were willing to talk and were
a source of illuminating facts and
entertaining anecdotes. We learned
about sports, pranks, faculty,
students, the campus, Annville, and
college life in general. Some donated
memorabilia to help our efforts.
Several even donated their time to
come in and talk to the entire class.
This success led us to conduct a
mass mailing, asking alumni around
the nation for help. The response was
tremendous; we had again tapped a
fount of information. It was in-
teresting to see what these people
The Honors Class of 1990 received
so many artifacts from alumni dur-
ing their study that they decided to
put together this permanent
display in the foyer of the College's
remembered most about college: for
some it was dorm life, others pranks,
others sports, and we read numerous
stories about faculty, classmates,
romances, and anything else that
might come to mind. We got more
memorabilia: people sent us their
precious photographs, beanies, and
What did we do with all this? Dur-
ing the year, we entertained the cam-
pus community (well, we like to
think so!) with weekly bulletin boards
and articles in La Vie Collegienne--the
information for which came directly
from our investigations. Also, a
bound copy of our interviews is going
to be placed in the Gossard Library,
and a booklet encapsulating what we
learned is going to be published.
And, for some of us, the work isn't
over; several display cases devoted to
LVC are in the works.
We left a lot still to be learned.
That's regrettable, but perhaps
understandable. We accomplished a
good deal, but we think, in
retrospect, that the true worth of our
project lies elsewhere. When we saw
what it meant to the alumni to relive
their days at LVC, we grew in our ap-
preciation of our school. We saw it as
they saw it and as it is now. Therein
lies our greatest gratification: bring-
ing Lebanon Valley College to life as a
dynamic, ongoing institution.
Darwin Click '58:
An Alumnus with
by M.}. Bishop '84
One of the most rewarding parts of
my job as director of alumni services
is meeting and talking with our
College's graduates. Time and time
again, 1 am struck by the generosity
and benevolence of Lebanon Valley
When 1 met Mr. Darwin Click '58 in
Lebanon, PA, I was far from disap-
pointed — Mr. Click has a heart-felt
commitment to the Lebanon com-
munity and a fond affection for the
After graduating with an
economics major in 1958, Mr. Click
worked for a year in the Harrisburg
area before returning to his native
Lebanon to work for and eventually
become a partner in the accounting
firm Fred Reiss & Company.
After Fred Reiss' death in 1969, Mr.
Click joined two other Lebanon
Valley graduates, David L. Stanilla '69
and Thomas 1. Siegel '76, to organize
what is now the largest accounting
firm in Lebanon — Click, Stanilla,
"I like to hire and work with
Lebanon Valley graduates," said Mr.
Darwin Click '58 at his desk in the offices of Click, Stanilla, and Siegel — and as he appeared in the
1958 Quittapahilla yearbook.
Click. "I know that they will be well
trained and have an aptitude for
learning new things." In addition to
the partners, other Lebanon Valley
graduates who have worked with Mr.
Click include the firm's current ac-
count executive, James L. Kissinger
77, and Craig R. Werner '72.
"Not only does the College produce
very capable graduates," Click add-
ed, "1 believe that Lebanon Valley
provides this community with a
golden opportunity to improve the
quality of life here — and I want to be
supportive of that effort."
Along with Lebanon Valley graduates David L. Stanilla
largest accounting firm in Lebanon.
'69 and Thomas I. Siegel 76, Mr. Click runs the
That isn't the only way Mr. Click
supports the Lebanon community.
He is currently Board Treasurer (and
a past chairperson) for the Cood
Samaritan Hospital, a past Lions'
Club president. Board Treasurer for
the United Way chapter, and very ac-
tive at the St. Andrew's Presbyterian
"1 believe that the Lebanon com-
munity is moving into a new, more
positive era," said Mr. Click. "It's evi-
dent all around us in new construc-
tion and the number of investors
coming into the area."
"As the community continues to
improve, it's exciting to see that the
College is also moving toward prepar-
ing itself to take on a leadership role
in the Lebanon area," said Mr. Click.
"I'd like to see the cooperation be-
tween the College and the communi-
ty continue to develop — and I think
that the College's new President,
John A. Synodinos, will be able to
direct Lebanon Valley toward meeting
that challenge in the years to come."
On Saturday, February 25, Mr.
Click further demonstrated his affec-
tion for his alma mater and his in-
terest in being a part of Lebanon
Valley's leadership role in the com-
munity by accepting his election to
the College's Board of Trustees.
Mr. Click and his wife Elizabeth
Speicher Click, also a 1958 graduate
of Lebanon Valley College, live in
Lebanon. The couple has two grown
children. Amy and Frederick.
Ernest P. Kline Receives 1989 Founders Day Award
Former Lieutenant Governor Ernest
P. Kline received Lebanon Valley
College's Founders Day Award at a
ceremony commemorating the event
Tuesday, February 21, in Miller
After words of welcome from Presi-
dent John A. Synodinos, the day's
events began with an address by Dr.
Warren Bryan Martin, Senior Fellow
at the Carnegie Foundation for the
Advancement of Teaching. Dr.
Martin's speech emphasized the im-
portance of maintaining a balance be-
tween "education for competence
and education for character." Both, he
said, are essential. "A central role of
education is to prepare good citizens,
good neighbors. . ."
After Dr. Martin's address. Presi-
dent Synodinos conferred the 10th
annual Founders Day Award on Hon.
Ernest P. Kline. The award recognizes
a Central Pennsylvania resident
whose life, emulating the founders of
Lebanon Valley College, exemplifies
the advancement of the religious, in-
tellectual, social, and physical well-
being of mankind.
Mr. Kline was honored for his suc-
cess in combining excellence in his
professional as well as personal life.
Pennsylvania's 25th lieutenant gover-
nor (1970-78), has served as a city
councilman, worker's compensation
referee, state senator, and constitu-
tional convention delegate.
He began his career in state govern-
ment in 1965 as a state senator from
Beaver County. In 1967, he was
elected floor leader, a position he
kept until he was elected lieutenant
governor in 1970.
In addition to those duties, he
served as chairman of the Board of
Pardons, chairman of the State Coun-
cil of Civil Defense, chairman of the
Bicentennial Commission, and chair-
man of the Governor's Energy
Mr. Kline is now a private govern-
mental consultant but continues to be
active in community work by serving
on the Lebanon United Way and
Hershey Ronald McDonald House
Board of Directors, and as an active
member of the Catholic Church both
on the local and diocesan levels. Said
President Synodinos, "he is active in
his church, but the most striking
thing is that his faith is active in his
After accepting the award, Mr.
Kline credited his family and God for
helping him to achieve his success.
He went on to recall his "activist
years" of service. "1 felt then and
frankly, I feel today that we as a com-
munity of people have a responsibili-
ty for the welfare of each individual
person," he said. "Whether we exer-
cise that responsibility through
government action or through other
private means, I hold to the belief that
we should be doing something."
(reprinted in part from The Daily News,
February 22, 1989. Article by Melissa
President John Synodinos presents Lebanon
Valley College's Founders Day award to Ernest P.
Kline on Tuesday, February 21.
An Old Friend is Felled
Where Are the Trees?
After fighting for its life since the early 1980s, the sad decision was reluctantly made in November
1988 to fell the old elm tree that stood in the "social quad" in front of the Mund College Center.
Although its summer shade and fall colors are gone forever, pieces of it may soon be available as
mementos through the Alumni Services Office. Look for more details in future issues of the Valley
In an attempt to update College
records, and in anticipation of a
"Memorial Plantings Program" (look
for details in an upcoming issue of
the Valley), all readers are asked to
help identify any trees planted on
campus over the years in memory of
persons or events.
If you know of any memorial plant-
ings on College grounds, where they
are located, or the species planted,
please write Matthew A. Hugg, direc-
tor of development, Lebanon Valley
College, Annville, PA 17003 by June
Lebanon Valley College Receives $400,000 Challenge
Grant from Kline Foundation
A challenge grant of $400,000 has
been made to Lebanon Valley College
from the Josiah W. and Bessie H.
Kline Foundation, Inc., Harrisburg,
PA, for use toward the construction
costs of the College's Edward H.
Arnold Sports Center.
In order to qualify for the $400,000
Lebanon Valley College must increase
the College's Annual Giving income
by an average yearly rate of $80,000
over the next five years, beginning
with the fiscal year 1989. This
challenge will be earned on a $1 for $1
basis, whereby the Foundation will
match each new dollar given to the
Annual Giving Fund of the College.
"The accumulated impact of match-
ing an average $80,000 increase in
each of the next five years will raise a
total $1.2 million for current opera-
tions of Lebanon Valley College," said
College President John Synodinos.
"The Kline Foundation program has
enabled the constituents of Lebanon
Valley College to make a meaningful
contribution to the Annual Fund
while at the same time participating
in the College's current 125th An-
The Josiah W. and Bessie H. Kline
Foundation was established in 1952
for the benefit of the Central Penn-
sylvania community. The foundation
primarily supports educational,
medical, and other benevolent or
charitable institutions. Most grants
are for building funds, special pro-
jects, and for research or scholarship
In 1982, Lebanon Valley College ac-
cepted its first Kline Challenge: A
$250,000 grant to the Garber Science
Center project, to be matched by an
additional $1,000,000 raised by the
College. Lebanon Valley College suc-
cessfully met this challenge by June
1984. In recognition of the Founda-
tion's philanthropy, the College
designated a major biology laboratory
in the Garber Science Center as the
Josiah W. and Bessie H. Kline
Technology Majors Assist
In Live Telecast
For the fifth consecutive year,
Sound Recording Technology majors
provided broadcast audio and stage
foldback for a live broadcast on
WHTM-TV 27, Harrisburg, PA on
January 14 and 15.
The Harrisburg station, an ABC af-
filiate, telecasted local cutaways as
part of the annual United Cerebral
Palsy Telethon which was broadcast
nationwide. Nine of the 13 current
Sound Recording Technology majors
at Lebanon Valley College par-
ticipated in coordinating the live
broadcast from WHTM.
"You had to be sharp at all times,"
said Carla Wilson, a sophomore from
Elizabethtown, PA. "The experience
was simOar to what happens on live
remotes broadcast daily on the major
networks and it helped to reinforce
what I have learned in the classroom.
This opportunity allowed me to work
with video, production people,
talent, and camera operators in a live
"It was interesting working with all
the different wireless systems," said
Richard Kroth, a sophomore from
Spring Valley, NY. "We were very
pleased with our effort and we're
ready for the challenge again next
Other Lebanon Valley College
students involved in the production
included: Antoinette Davis '92,
Philadelphia, PA; Edward
VanLandeghem '91, Norristown, PA;
Kevin Thomas '91, Woodbine, MD;
Mike Lichtenwalner '91, Emmaus,
PA; Dave Wilson '90, West Chester,
PA; Tom Ball '90, Harrisburg, PA; and
Glen Landrum '90, Dayton, MD.
Sound Record Technology majors in action at WHTM-TV 27: (front to rear, upper level) Mike Lichten-
walner '91, Carla Wilson '91, Tom Ball '90, Dave Wilson '90; (front to rear, lower level) Antoinette
Davis '92, Kevin Thomas '91, Rich Kroth '91, Edward VanLandeghem '91.
Faculty Members Publish Books
Dr. C. F.
and Dr. Joerge
Problems of an Entrepot: The Hong Kong
Experience, published in January,
reviews Hong Kong's development
since 1842 from a pirate-inhabited, in-
significant little island off the
southern coast of China into a major
international entrepot, industrial en-
tity, and financial center. The treatise
provides an historical and analytical
study of the economic development
of the city from three specific
Dr. C. F. Joseph Tom
monetary aspects: the choice of a
monetary standard, the relationship
between exchange rates and prices,
and the supply of money.
While the work's primary focus is
the Hong Kong experience as an en-
trepot prior to World War II, Dr. Tom's
study is also applicable to two larger
contemporary theoretical and em-
pirical issues: first, how a particular
economic entity should choose its
monetary standard; and, second,
since Hong Kong is so heavily depen-
dent upon imports, the study of
Hong Kong's price movement pro-
vides an ideal empirical verification
of the theory of international price
movements from one country to
another via exchange rate.
Dr. Mayer's book. Assembly
Language Programming: 8086/8088,
8087, was released in September 1988.
Assembly Language is the language
which exists between programming
Dr. Robert A. Clay
A well-respected and caring
member of the Lebanon Valley Col-
lege family died December 25, 1988 in
the Hershey Medical Center.
Born in OU City PA, in 1940, Dr.
Robert A. Clay dedicated his life to
the academic profession, exemplify-
ing the true meaning of service and
commitment. He joined the Lebanon
Valley faculty in 1978 as an associate
professor of sociology and social ser-
vice, and was chairman of the
sociology department from 1980 to
1986. Many of the College's recent
graduates remember Dr. Clay's
unrelenting patience as dean of the
registrar, a position he was appointed
to in 1986,
Prior to the Valley Dr. Clay held
faculty positions at Kennedy
Christian High School, Sharon, PA;
Gannon College, Erie, PA;
Eisenhower College, Seneca Falls,
NY; and Tusculum College, Green-
Dr. Clay earned his A.B. in
philosophy from St. Mary's Seminary
and University, Baltimore, MD, in
1962. He studied at North American
College in Rome, Italy, from 1962 to
1964; and received an STB from the
Pontifical Gregorian University,
Dr. Robert A. Clay
Rome, Italy, in 1964. He received both
his M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from
Cornell University in 1974 and 1982.
Dr. Clay initiated many projects for
the advancement of Lebanon Valley,
one of the most significant being the
annual Quiz Bowl founded in 1981.
A memorial fund in Dr Clay's
memory has been established to pro-
vide an annual prize for junior
sociology or social work majors. If
you would like to contribute, please
send your check made payable to:
Lebanon Valley College/Bob Clay
Memorial Fund, to the Advancement
Office, Lebanon Valley College, Ann-
vUle, PA 17003.
language, such as BASIC, Pascal,
COBOL, etc., and machine language
of the Central Processing Unit of the
Computer (CPU.). Essentially, it is
machine language that is reworded
for the human who needs words, not
numbers. However, it is more com-
which took Dr.
years to com-
plete, is being
sold as a text
book to other
Dr. Joerge W. P. Mayer
Oops! We goofed...
Our apologies to those members in
the Class of '62 who are unfortunate
enough to have the last name begin-
ning with the letters H - Z . . . your
half of the alphabet was somehow
omitted from the Annual Fund list of
donors in the last issue of the Valley
magazine! Those members omitted
are listed below:
Mr. L. David Harris
Mr. George J. Hiltner III
Mrs. Brenda Brown Hiney
Mr. William H. Hooke Jr.
Dr. Joseph R. Hooper
Mrs. Cecelia Reed Keehn
Mrs. Virginia Templeton Kichline
Mrs. Mary Bollman Kreider
Col. Walter A. Krueger Jr.
Dr. Barry W. Light
Mr. Joseph E. Michael
Mrs. Elaine Wert Pierce
Mrs. Judith Kuchta Reighter
Mr. K. William Reighter
Rev. Carl B. Rife
Mrs. Rosalie WidaRoth
Mrs. Patsy Wise Rudy
Mr. Charles R. Seidel
Mr. John K. Seymour
Mr. Daniel F. Shearer
Mrs. Sandra Stetler Stouffer
Mrs. Grace Newton Taylor
Mr. Henry F. Van De Water
Mrs. Martha Evans Wargo
Mrs. Carol Smith Yost
Mr. Harry B. Yost
Although somewhat "belated," we
are sincerely grateful for your support
to the Annual Fund.
Field Hockey Wins First
by Tim Ebersole
With their 1-0 victory over
Elizabethtown College on October
29th, the 1988 field hockey team
became Lebanon Valley College's first
women's team to win the Middle
Atlantic Conference championship
and compete in the NCAA Division
III Regional Tournament. This MAC
championship was Lebanon Valley's
first since the 1972-73 men's basketball
team attained the same status.
The 1988 field hockey team's cham-
pionship season had many highlights.
Every game became increasingly im-
portant as the season unfolded.
The team's first big win came at the
Frostburg State Tournament in which
they defeated Eastern Mennonite
College, 2-1, in the consolation game
— this important victory ignited a
record breaking 12-game winning
After the Frostburg Tournament,
the Valley women defeated 8th rank-
ed Scranton University, 1-0,
catapulting them into first place of
the Northwest Section of the MAC.
At that point, the only team between
a Lebanon Valley College section title
and home-field advantage for the en-
tire MAC playoff series was Messiah
College. Although the game ended in
a scoreless tie, Messiah's earlier tie
against Scranton meant the Valley
had clinched the section title.
The MAC playoff games were all
decided by one goal. In the John
Hopkins victory (2-1), the women
were led by Sandy Aumiller '90, who
scored both goals, and the outstand-
ing defense of Bryna Vandergrift '89.
In the semifinals, the Valley had to
come from behind with 40 seconds
left in the game to defeat Drew
University who had been ranked 10th
nationally in Division III. Junior
Cindy Watson's winning goal pro-
pelled the team into the MAC Cham-
pionship game against Elizabethtown
College — a team who had defeated
the Valley (2-4) in regular season play.
1988 Middle Atlantic Conference Champions - (lying in front) Sue Partilla '90; (kneeling from left)
Robyn Ulmer '91, Sue Sarisky '92, )oanne Grajewski '92, Kristen Brandt '90, Sue Leonard '92, Cindy
Watson '90, Patty Fleetwood '92, Michelle Filippone '92, Dani Campbell '92; (standing from left)
Heather Emrich '92, Lisa Gary '89, Helen Filippone '89, Barb Lowie '89, Bryna Vandergrift '89, Diane
Churan '90, Sandy Aumiller '90, Dawn Hickman '92; (absent from photo) Kelly May '91.
Elizabethtown in the finals meant
that every team member had to con-
tribute, and the Valley women did
just that: midfielder Sue Partilla '90
scored the championship game's lone
goal on a penalty stroke with 13
minutes left in the second half; goalie
Sue Leonard '92 had one of her best
games in the goal, stopping 10 shots
while earning her ninth shutout of
the season; and, defensively, sweeper
Vandergrift and back Kristen Brandt
'90 both played an outstanding game.
This combined team effort enabled
the Valley to defeat the 4th ranked
team in the NCAA Division III for the
MAC Championship, and then to
repeat their performance against
Elizabethtown the following weekend
in the first round of national play at
Like deja vu the contest was a
duplicate of the conference cham-
pionship game with Partilla scoring
the game's only goal and Leonard
registering a team record eleventh
shutout. Lebanon Valley had proven,
without a doubt, that the MAC
Championship was well deserved
and earned their spot in the regional
The Valley women's season came to
an end at the NCAA Division III
regional championship against
Bloomsburg University. The defend-
ing national champs defeated
Lebanon Valley College, 2-0, and later
went all the way to the NCAA Divi-
sion III finals.
The team finished with a superb
overall tally of 15 wins, 4 losses, and 2
ties and shattered many of the ex-
isting College records. Individually,
the Lebanon Valley women finished
equally as impressively: Vandergrift
and Partilla were both selected for the
Division III CFHCA Penn Monto Na-
tional and Regional All-American
teams while Leonard and Brandt
were both named to the Regional
Honorable Mention team. In addi-
tion, AumOler, Partilla, and
Vandergrift were all named to the
Middle Atlantic States Collegiate
Athletic Conference (MASCAC) All-
The 1988 field hockey team wUl un-
doubtedly go down in the record
books as one of the best teams in the
history of Lebanon Valley College
Former Lebanon Valley College President Frederick P. Sample '52 (circled) cheers with alumni,
parents, and students as the Flying Dutchmen defeat Albright College (24-7) during Homecoming
Weekend. To celebrate the victory, students were treated to the traditional day off from classes on the
Alumni Weekend 1989
Plans have taken shape for Alumni
Weekend 1989, June 2, 3, and 4. This
year's theme wUl once again be the
rose, with Steve Scanniello '78,
rosarian for the Cranford Rose
Garden at the Brooklyn Botanic
Gardens, and the Harrisburg Rose
Society providing rose care
demonstrations and conducting tours
of nearby private gardens.
As part of the rose programming,
the Alumni Services Office has ar-
ranged vk'ith the Brooklyn Botanic
Gardens to have Steve Scanniello's
video "For the Love of Roses: A Year
in the Life of a Rosarian" available for
sale. Starring Steve, the camera
follows him at work in each of the
four seasons as he shows exactly how
to plant, prune, cultivate, ward off in-
sects and diseases, and make long-
lasting bouquets. For those unable to
attend the weekend, the video
(which retails for $19.95) can be
ordered directly by calling (718)
622-4433, ext. 339, or by writing
Videos, Brooklyn Botanic Garden,
1000 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, NY
Also being planned for the
weekend are: a genuine "New
England Clam Bake," an outdoor jazz
concert with "Third Stream," the
Alumni Awards Luncheon, and re-
unions for the classes of '24, '29, '34,
'39, '44, '49, '54, and '59.
For more information about the
scheduled events, look for the Alum-
ni Weekend brochure in April or call
Alumni Return for
Over 300 alumni returned to the
Lebanon Valley College campus to
join in the festivities during
Homecoming 1988. The weekend's
activities included a bonfire/pep rally
and coffeehouse entertainment by
Dave Wopat on Friday evening. On
Saturday, students, alumni, and their
families enjoyed the annual campus
carnival, followed by the Homecom-
ing parade, and the winning football
game over long-time rival Albright
College. The weekend concluded on
Sunday with the Homecoming wor-
ship service. Special groups return-
ing for reunions included alumnae
athletes and the classes of '88, '78, '73,
'68, and '63.
Homecoming Queen Bryna Vandergrift '89, Mt.
Joy, PA, rides down Sheridan Avenue on her way
to the football stadium.
President Synodinos looks on as "Hot Dog" Frank Aftosmes (center) presents the 1989 "Hot Dog"
Frank Athletic Award to Dr. John D. Walmer '38.
Alumni Actuaries Continue to Excel
The following graduates passed
actuarial examinations taken in
Joint Society of Actuaries and Casulty
Actuarial Society Exams:
Exam 110 (Part 2)
Stacey L. Brundin '88
M. Brent Trostle '88
Exam 120 (Applied Statistics):
Joanne M. Hoffman '88
Janice L. Roach '87
William 1. Wright '88
Exam 130 (Operations Research):
Susan T. dinger '87
Janice L. Roach '87
Society of Actuaries Exams:
Exam 140 (Theory of Interest):
Frank S. Rocco '87
Exam 150 (Actuarial Mathematics):
Frank S. Rocco '87
Exam 151 (Risk Theory):
James A. Bryant '86
David M. Campbell '87
David C. Miller '87
Exam 160 (Survival Models):
James A. Bryant '86
Julie K. Claeys '81
Exam 162 (Construction of Actuarial
David M. Campbell '87
Julie K. Claeys '81
Robert A. DiRico '85
Exam 165 (Mathematics of
David M. Campbell '87
David C. MUler '87
Special Recognition: with the com-
pletion of the above exams, Jim
Bryant and Dave Miller have earned
the designation of Associate of the
Society of Actuaries (ASA).
G210: Keith A. Hurst '86
Frank S. Rhodes '83
James G. Stoltzfus '81
Thomas L. Zimmerman '83
G220: Cheryl D. Green '84
G320: Cheryl D. Green '84
1343: Keith A. Hurst '86
P362: Glenn A. Hafer '81
Mark A. Lenz '74
Frank S. Rhodes '83
Thomas L. Zimmerman '83
P365: William N. Campbell '83
1542: Daryl L. Boltz '82
P562: Mark A. Lenz '74
Thomas L. Zimmerman '83
G523: Glenn A. Hafer '82
Casualty Actuarial Society Exams:
Part 9: Charles D. Mine Jr. '78
'Hot Dog'' Frank Award
On Saturday, February 11, 1989,
"Hot Dog" Frank Aftosmes presented
the 1989 "Hot Dog" Frank Athletic
Service Award to Dr. John D. Walmer
'38 for his contributions to the
College's athletic programs.
Named after Frank Aftosmes, past
owner of Annville's famed "Hot Dog
Frank's" restaurant, the award is
given to an alumnus, parent, or
friend of the College who exemplifies
"Hot Dog's" enthusiastic support of
the Lebanon Valley athletic programs.
Dr. Walmer, a long-time supporter
of Lebanon Valley Athletics, served
the College for a number of years as a
volunteer physician for the athletic
teams. When he returned to the area
after working for a number of years in
State College, PA, he volunteered his
time to the Dean of Students Office
as a consultant in mental health
counseling and to the football team as
an auxiliary physician for away
Today, Dr. Walmer can be seen at
various athletic events escorting
elderly, and often incapacitated,
former Lebanon Valley athletes who
otherwise would not be able to attend
LVC Football History
Glenn Hall '49 is researching
Lebanon Valley's football history in
preparation for the sport's 100th year
at the College. Although he has un-
covered some information in the Col-
lege's archives, Glenn would like to
add personal reminiscences to the
basic story. He needs additional in-
formation on subjects like player
recruitment, scholarships, practices,
training tables, equipment, coach's
personalities and styles, accounts of
big games, locations of games, stu-
dent and College support, cheers,
and game programs.
If you have information you would
like to contribute to Glenn's efforts,
please send written accounts or audio
tapes to: Glenn Hall, 670 Linton Hill
Road, Newtown, PA 18940.
Lebanon Valley College
Finding a former classmate can be
just like looking for the proverbial
"needle in a haystack." But not
anymore. Soon an impressive direc-
tory of our great alumni will be
avaUable to help you locate your old
The new Lebanon Valley College
Alumni Directory, scheduled for
release in March/April 1990, wiU be
the most up-to-date and complete
reference on over 8,500 Lebanon
Valley College alumni ever compiled!
This comprehensive volume will in-
clude current name, address and
phone number, academic data, plus
business iriformation (if applicable),
bound into a classic, library-quality
The Alumni Services Office has
contracted the prestigious Bernard C.
Harris Publishing Company, Inc., to
produce the directory. Harris will
soon begin researching and compil-
ing the ir\formation to be printed in
the directory by mailing a question-
naire to each alumna/us. (If you
prefer not to be listed in the directory,
please contact the Alumni Services
Office as soon as possible.)
The new Lebanon Valley College
Alumni Directory will soon make
finding a Lebanon Valley College
alumna/us as easy as opening a book.
Look for more details on the project
in future issues of the Valley.
Alumni Travel to the Holy Land
On February 3, 1989, nine alumni
and friends of Lebanon Valley College
departed for a nine-day travel/study
program in the Holy Land sponsored
by the Alumni Services Office in
cooperation with Educational Oppor-
tunities, Inc. Participants included:
Florence Asbury, Newton and
PriscUla Bair, Mary and Paul Gerhart
'49, LaVerne Good, Anne Shemeta
'51, Charles Wolfe '44, and Connie
Trostle '60 who served as the group's
Of the experience, Anne Shemeta
wrote: "From the overwhelming
sense of peace in the calm hills of
Galilee to the energizing hustle-
bustle of Jerusalem, we shared a rich
experience both re-tracing our Lord's
footsteps and seeing Old Testament
sites. It was an exciting journey!
"Led by caring, capable Connie, our
compatible group enjoyed good
flights, beautiful weather, excellent
lectures, scrumptious food, splendid
hotel accommodations, and our
Palestinian tour guide, Theophilis,
provided on-going enlightening facts
"From Masada to the Mt. of
Beatitudes; from Megiddo to the Mt.
of Olives; from the Garden of
Former male and female basketball
players returned to campus this
winter to participate in alumni
On January 28th, the women's
White team decisively defeated the
Blue team (47-25). Returning for the
losing (but energetic!) Blue team
were: Gloria Scarle '79, Judy Uhrich
'78, Cindy Fabian '79, Elizabeth Smith
'76, and Dixie Drybread '75. The
White team included: Janice GaNun
'73, Steph Smith '87, Laurie Kratzer
'84, and Jen Deardorff '86.
On February Uth, the 23 men
returned to play prior to the men's
varsity game against Albright
College. Included were: Marty
Gluntz '53, Jay S. Stanton '66, Frank
Kuhn Jr '70, Chip Etter '72, Pete
Harubin '72, Ed lannarella '73, Lin
Griffith '74, Frank Rutherford '74,
Charles D. Brown '75, David W.
Guare '75, Greg Grace '78, Tom
Pedley '78, Mike Daveler '79, Roque J.
Calvo '80, Garry Freysinger '83,
Robert C. Johnston '84, James Deer III
'86, Rich Hoffman '86, Pat Zlogar '86,
Don Hostetler '88, Wes Soto '88, and
George Petrie '72.
Gethsemane to the Garden Tomb, we
were awed — moved — exultant! I
shall never forget Charlie Wolfe's stir-
ring prayer in the chapel at Mt. Nebo,
where God showed Moses the Pro-
mised Land! Nor shall I ever share a
Communion Service more mean-
ingful than that at the Garden Tomb,
in which Paul Gerhart participated!
"I am bursting with refreshment of
spirit — a pilgrirnage it was, and I
'shall never be the same,' just as they
told me it would be!"
The Alumni Services Office, in
cooperation with Educational Oppor-
tunities, Inc., will sponsor two
travel/study programs in 1990: The
Holy Land (departure on February 1,
1990) and The Alpine Odyssey/
Oberammeragau Passion Play (depar-
ture August 14, 1990). Although the
Alumni Services Office will not be
sponsoring participation in the
Vienna, Budapest/"Music of the
Heart and Soul" program this sum-
mer (departure each week from June
27 to August 8, 1989), interested
alumni may contact Marty '51 and
Connie Trostle, regional represen-
tatives for EOI, at (717) 766-5059 for
Scott Mailen '82 (left) blocks Bob lohnston's '84
attempted shot while Pat Zlogar '86 looks on
during the annual Alumni Basketball game on
Saturday, February 11.
Lorayne Freeman '32 continues as a real
estate sales associate, singing in her
church choir and in hospitals and nursing
homes. She is active in the New Jersey
State Federation of Women's Clubs.
Lloyd E. Beamesderfer '39 is a retired
United Methodist Clergyman now work-
ing as chaplain of Country Meadows of
Hershey a retirement center.
Valeria Heilman Kohr '03, Lebanon Valley
College's oldest alumna, died on October
Ruth E. Bender '15, a former instructor of
music at LVC for more than 50 years, died
on October 29, 1988.
Carroll R. Daugherty '21 died on May 11,
1988 in La JoUa, CA.
Sara Garver Moore '21 died on June 2,
Miriam Cassel Haring '22
Edith Geyer '25 died in December 1987.
Edith Nye Good '25 died on October 26,
Cleon M. Musser '25 died on October 9,
Lottie Jane Snavely '26 died on December
Henry Y. Brubaker '28 died on August 4,
Ethel Evans Rasch '30 died on October 22,
Marvin L. Adams '34 died on March 31,
William E. Gerber '35 died on November
Brisbon Boyd Lantz '35 died on May 17,
1987 in Venice, FL.
Arthur G. Spickler '35 died on October
Burritt K. L. Lupton '37 died on March
Theresa Stefan Umberger '38 died on
June 13, 1988.
Ralph R. Lloyd '40 is in his second term
as township supervisor in Oakland
Township, PA. He has written an outdoor
column for The Butler Eagle, for the past
twenty-five years. He received the Best
Actor Award from the Butler Little
Theater Group for his role as Norman in
On Gold Pond.
Norma Grogan Cline '43 and Jerome Len-
ney were married June 18, 1988.
Frederick S. Frantz '43 has completed 18
months service as office manager for his
church. Good Shepherd Lutheran,
Whitehall Borough, during a pastoral
Betty V. Bartels '44 has retired from forty-
four years of public school teaching.
Sara Schott Fisher '47 completed an exten-
sive original composition. The Anthem,
performed by the Chancel Choir at the
First United Methodist Church in
Lancaster, PA, in September, 1988: Paul
G. Fisher '47 was the conductor. The
origins of the piece were conceived in a
composition class taught by Frank
Stachow at Lebanon Valley College.
Pearl Miller Siegel '47 retired on January
27 from a forty-two year career as a
teacher/caseworker in Lebanon and
Charles D. Bolan '48 is a professional
pilot and flight instructor, having retired
from the Navy in 1975 and from Penn
State in 1987.
Samuel J. Rutherford '48 was elected
associated chairperson, Los Angeles
Rubber Group, ACS Rubber Division Af-
fUiate for 1989.
Glenn L. Hall '49 has retired from the
faculty of the Bucks County Community
College in Bucks County, PA.
Lucie Cook Ruzicka '40 died on June 25,
Warren D. Sechrist '40 died on December
Gabriel B. Frank '48 died on November
Margaret R. Quynn and David H.
Wallace '50 were married on October 9,
Jean E. Frantz '51 retired in June, 1988,
after 24 years of elementary school
teaching in the Penn Manor School
District, MillersvUle, PA. She is currently
the organist at the Church of the Apostles
(U.C.C), Lancaster, PA.
Richard Miller '52 retired in June 1988,
after 31 years in public education.
Edward H. Walton '53 is director of ad-
ministrative services for the University of
Bridgeport, CT. He writes a monthly col-
umn, "Ed Walton's Nostalgia Notes," for
the national baseball publication Diehard.
Ed is a contributing author for The Baseball
Biographical Encyclopedia to be published
Fred W Arnold '55 was elected governor
of the Pacific Southwest District of
Optimist International, for the 1988-89
Stanley F. Imboden '55 was baccalaureate
speaker for Lebanon Valley College on
May 8, 1988, and was awarded the doctor
of divinity degree at the College's com-
mencement. He has been rector for St.
James Episcopal Church in Lancaster, PA,
Joseph L. Gorshin '55 retired on January
1, 1989, following 33 years with the
Harold E. Bird Jr. '56 completed twenty-
five years with Aetna Life Insurance Co.
and is currently unit manager of personal
lines underwriting for Florida West Coast.
Louise L. Cottrell '56 is teaching music to
grades K-8 at St. Ignatius Loyola School in
West Lawn, PA, and is minister of music
in the same parish.
Jacquelyn F. Douglass '56 received her
Ed.D. from Temple University in 1988.
She has been in education for 25 years
and is currently a counselor in the Lower
Dauphin School District.
Robert J. Nelson '57 is the president/
owner of Carolina Claims Management
Services, Inc., Adjusters, Inc., and PDA of
Charlotte, Inc. He resides in Charlotte,
Richard L. Shover '57 was promoted to
manager, steel union relations, at
Bethlehem Steel's plant in Burns Harbor,
Russell J. Boeshore '59 retired as a com-
puter systems analyst in the Navy Am-
munition Department after 34 years'
Sarah Downs '59 is an elementary school
nurse in the Eastern York School District,
Karl E. Moyer '59 is celebrated his
twenty-fifth year on the Millersville
University faculty by appearing with the
university's orchestra in Francis Poulenc's
"Concerto for Organ, Strings, and Percus-
sion" and in Bach's "Clavierubung, Part
111," on campus, in Harrisburg, and at
Muhlenburg College. He will appear at
Hershey Theater in April in a series
featuring the refurbished four-manual
Stephen S. Crowell '50 died on July 30,
C. John Saylor '51 died in November, 1987.
Bruce D. Wiser '51 died on May 16, 1988.
Gerald R. Boyer '53 died on March 26,
John J. Giannelli '55 died on November 9,
Lois Strickler Wise '58 died on November
1, 1988 in Harrisburg, PA.
Martha Rudnicki Williams '60 is retiring
from 27 years of school teaching to begin a
second career as a museum technician in
archeology at the National Park Service,
Walter A. Krueger Jr. '62 retired after 24
years' service to the U.S. Air Force, in
August, 1988. During the retirement
ceremony, he was awarded the Legion of
Carl B. Rife '62 is pastor of Milforn Mill
United Methodist Church, Baltimore,
MD. One of his sermons was published in
the Nov. - Dec. 1988 issue of Harper &
Row's Pulpit Digest.
H. William Acker '63 is a managing part-
ner for Price Waterhouse, Baltimore, MD.
James Cashion '63 is director of opera-
tions for Micro Palm Computers in Clear-
Shirley Michel '63 opened her own piano
studio for private and group instruction in
Lansdale, PA. She is also organist and
choir director at the Lansdale
Schwenkf elder Church.
Ford Thompson '63 represented the BrUl
Corporation in an extended trip to Asia
this past fall.
Gail Moritz Oberta '65 is an administra-
tor at HCA Schoal Creek Hospital in
Charles V. Lilies '66 is the vice-president
of Arico Systems, a direct mail service
firm in Springfield, VA.
Ruth A. Smith-Matsuo '66 has returned
to half-time clinical assistant professor-
ship in internal medicine (cardiology) at
the University of Utah.
Michael D. Curley '68 has been named to
the editorial board of Undersea Biomedical
C. Scott Shametzka '68 is director of the
C. Milton Wright High School Band
which represented Maryland in the
Fourth of July parade in Washington, D.C.
James R. Vancamp '68 manages technical
application lubricants for metalworking in
addition to product development for
Nalco Chemical Co. Eventually, he hopes
to "become more active in the music
arena (thank you Ron Burrichter
wherever you are)."
David A. Brubaker '69 is a staff software
engineer for Schlumberger Technologies,
San Jose, CA. He is working on automatic
test equipment for semiconductor
Michael J. Campbell '69 was recently
guest conductor for Georgia Music
Educators Association District I Senior
High School Honor Band. Dr. Campbell
Daniel W. Fox '48
Dr. Daniel W. Fox '48, the chemist
who invented Lexan, a tough plastic
used in everything from compact
discs to the face mask of the first
astronaut on the moon (see "The
Father of Lexan" in the Fall 1988 issue
of the Valley), died of cancer at age 65
on Wednesday, February 20, 1989, in
Dr. Fox, who joined General Elec-
tric Plastics in 1953, won many
awards including the 1985 Interna-
tional Award of the Society of Plastics
Engineers. In 1976 the Alumni
Association presented him with an
Alumni Citation for outstanding
technical contributions in the field of
chemical research and to society.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce
Schmidt Fox '47.
is director of bands, assistant professor of
music at Armstrong State College, Savan-
Joanne Cestone '69 and Michael McHugh
were recently married.
James P. Davis '69 is assistant to the presi-
dent of the Foundation for Independent
Colleges of Pennsylvania.
Linda Radolf Goodrich '69 received her
M.S. in Clinical Counseling from Califor-
nia State University in December 1987.
George Stauffer '69 is a partner in Turner,
Stauffer, & Co., R A., A CPA firm in
Lee E. Copeland '63 died on October 3,
Marsha Church King '70 and E. Sanford
King have a daughter, Cathryn Elaine,
born June 14, 1988.
Alice Gibble and John R. Gibble '71 have
a son, Eric Ryan, born September 13, 1988.
David Binkley '71 presented organ
recitals at the Forum in Harrisburg (spon-
sored by the Wednesday Club), and at
Founder's Hall in Hersliey (sponsored by
the Harrisburg Chapter of the American
Guild of Organists) during the fall of 1988.
Roberta Cestare and Thomas W. Cestare
'71 have a son, Thomas Paine McNamee,
born October 22, 1987
David E. Miller '71 has been named
finance manager for the Steelton Plant of
Daniel W. Fox '48
Frederick J. Moury Jr. '71 received the
doctor of ministry degree in marriage &
family from East Baptist Theological
Seminary. He is now pastor of family
ministry at Trinity E.C. Church in Lititz,
PA, and was recently elected president of
the PA Association of Evangelicals.
Nancie Hummel Park '71 received her
Ph.D. in leisure studies/recreation from
the University of Maryland in 1988. She
has a son, Brian, born May, 1984, and a
daughter, Christina, born July, 1986.
Nancy Yaun '71 works part-time for her
husband's company, Yaun Co. in Liberty,
Crystal Aungst and Scott L. Aungst '72
had a daughter born August 1988.
Judith Fbnken Grem '72 and Philip C.
Grem have a third son, Kevin
Christopher, born April 27, 1988.
Paul J. Lasinski '72 is the executive direc-
tor of sports medicine and rehabilitation
at Manhasset PC, Manhasset, NY.
Keith McPherson '72 is a sales manager
for Whitcomb Ford-Mercury, Inc., Painted
Jean Landis Naumann '72 received a B. A.
degree in sociology and a B.S. in business
administration from Delaware State Col-
lege. Jean married Arthur P. Naumann,
September, 1980, and had a son, Derick,
on July 16, 1988. She is employed by the
Social Security Administration in Boston.
Janet Smith '72 is assistant director in
mental health nursing for Medical College
of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
Michael J. Dortch '73 is southeast
regional sales manager for Alcotec Wire.
He and his wife, Peggy, have a son, Ellis
Michael, born January 13, 1987.
John F. Mardula '73 is an attorney/manag-
ing partner Waight, Tiamonte, & Siciliano
PC in Vienna, VA.
Phillip Snyder '73 is a planning chief for
Martin Marietta Missile Systems,
Renee C. Wert '73 is a New York State
licensed clinical psychologist and was
recently made supervisor of the marriage
counseling center of a large social service
agency in Buffalo, PA.
Valerie Wenger Chabitnay '78 and Robert
Chabitnay '74 have a son, Michael Robert,
born July 22, 1984, and two daughters,
Nicole Marie, born May 20, 1982, and
Abigail Marie, born August 8, 1987.
William H. Phifer '74 is systems engineer
manager for Electronic Data
Systems/Government Systems Group in
LionvUle, PA. He is president of the
Philadelphia Science Council.
Peter A. West '74 is a partner in O'Neill,
Pape, & West, Certified Public Account-
ants, Woodbridge, NJ.
Dane A. Wolfe '74 is the associate con-
troller for Lebanon Valley College.
Charles D. Brown '75 is administrator for
Monmouth County, N] Mental Health
Board. He is also a private therapist,
counseling in drug abuse and alcoholism.
Kim Landau married Francis T. Lichtner
'75 on September 4, 1987, their daughter,
Samantha Lynn, was born on March 20,
Richard C. Gromis '75 is senior vice-
president of lending & branch administra-
tion at Berks County Bank, Reading, PA,
where he helped to establish that bank in
Roberta Sheriff Pennington '75 and Scott
Pennington have a girl, their fourth child,
Elizabeth Sheriff, born August 6, 1987.
Richard D. Smith '75 graduated from the
Wesley Theological Seminary in
Washington, D.C., in May, 1986. He was
ordained as an elder in the Central PA
Conference of the United Methodist
Church in June, 1988. He is now serving
as pastor of the Hopewell-TatesvUle, PA,
United Methodist Church.
John B. Dickinson '76 is manager of the
Applications Development and Technical
Service group, Specialty Chemicals Divi-
sion of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.,
Millie Flohr and David B. Flohr '76 have a
girl, April, born March 29, 1988.
Cynthia Scharr de Prophetis '76 and John
R. de Prophetis have a daughter, Laura
Suzanne, born July 4, 1988.
Roberta L. Burkholder '77 is branch of-
ficer II at the Lancaster office of the Bank
of Lancaster County. She also is a
volunteer for the Lancaster Chamber of
Commerce and Lancaster County United
Way and is active with the National
Association of Bank Women.
Nancy Thompson Frey '77 and Robert
Seitz Frey '77 had a daughter, Razel Lara,
born December 10, 1988. Bob and Nancy
are founding editors and publishers of a
new semi-annual journal called Bridges, to
be released in March 1989. Bob had three
scholarly papers published during 1988.
They appeared in Encounter
(Indianapolis), the Center for Holocaust
Studies Newsletter (New York), and
Remembering for the Future: ]ews and
Christians After the Holocaust (London:
Permagon Press). Bob recently joined
General Sciences Corporation, MD, as
Corporate Proposal Coordinator.
Wayne A. Hawes '77 is working in sales
for Reynolds DeWalt Printing, Inc., New
Ruth Engle Bender '15
Ruth Engle Bender '15, professor
emeritus of music, died at the age of
93 on Saturday, October 29, 1988 in
Mrs. Bender was a strong strand in
the fabric of Lebanon Valley College.
Before she was bom, her father,
Samuel F. Engle, became a member of
the Board of Trustees and was presi-
dent of that body at the time of his
death in 1915. Her brother, J.
Raymond Engle, assumed the board
presidency upon the death of his
father and served until his own death
in 1942. Her uncle, Benjamin H.
Engle, was also a trustee; it was he
who made the gift of Engle Conser-
vatory in 1897. And her husband, the
late Dr. Andrew Bender '06, was pro-
fessor of chemistry at the College for
Mrs. Bender taught music for more
than 50 years at Lebanon Valley
College. For six years, she was direc-
tor of the College's conservatory of
music, and for 39 years she served as
a full-time instructor. She retired in
June 1960, and served for several years
after that as a part-time instructor. In
1971, she received the Alumni
Association's Distinguished Alumnus
Perhaps nothing in Mrs. Bender's
professional career gave her more
satisfaction than the class piano in-
struction which she pioneered more
than four decades ago. She intro-
Ebe W. Helm '77 is an adjuster/partner for
RUey & Fleming Adjusters, Inc.
Carol Martin Moorefield '77 is a teacher
at The Creative Pre-School in Warren, PA.
Robert C. Shoemaker '77 is branch
manager at the Bank of Lancaster County,
Jean Elizabeth Hobson Traver '77 and
Jeffrey Traver have a son, Matthew
Christopher. Jean is with Shared Medical
Systems, Malvern, PA, as supervisor for
Selene A. Wilson '77 is coordinator of
science and computer programs for
Greene Street Friends School,
Philadelphia, PA, and is affiliated with
the Academy of Natural Sciences.
Ron Afflebach '78 received his M.B. A.
from St. Joseph's University,
Philadelphia. He is a human resource
trainee manager for Hershey Foods.
duced an average of thirty-five small
children to the keyboard each year
with what is called a "multiple key
approach." The black keys held no
terror for her young pupils. As soon
as they could pick out "Twinkle,
Twinkle, Little Star" in the key of C,
they could do it also in C sharp major.
Parents who remember their own
laborious five-finger exercises were
amazed at their offspring's casual talk
of the tonic and dominant seventh as
well as this facility in transposition.
There is little doubt that Ruth and
her late husband were of the most
beloved and respected of Lebanon
Surviving are William L. Bender '40
and Elizabeth Bender Ulrich '38.
Ruth Engle Bender '15
Carla Lehman Jeremias '78 is director of
membership & marketing development
for the PA Food Merchants Association in
Nancy Gerard Price '78 and Colin Kelly
Price have a daughter, Whitney Marie,
born March 13, 1986. The newest addition
to the family, Michael Cunningham, was
born May 5, 1988.
Stephen Scanniello '78, curator and head
gardener of the Cranford Rose Garden at
the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, wUl be in
England for a month of study at Peter
Beales Roses, a leading British nursery, at
the invitation of Peter Beales.
Kay L. Shuttleworth '78 is working on her
doctoral dissertation in microbial ecology
at Penn State.
John S. Snoke '78 operates a private prac-
tice in Camp Hill.
Barbara Hertel Curtin and Matthew M.
Curtin '79 have a son Eric Matthew, born
January 18, 1988. Matthew is senior soft-
ware specialist for DEC in Middletown.
Julia Woods Heneks '79, formerly of
LVC's Gossard Memorial Library, and Jef-
frey Heneks have a son, Mark Jeffrey,
born October 8, 1988.
Karen D. Longenecker and Robert W.
Longenecker '79 have a son, David Scott,
born November 7, 1988. Robert is current-
ly staff nurse anesthetist at Kaiser
Permanante Medical Center, located in
Susan K. Perna '79 and Charlie Oxford
were married on November 11, 1988. Sue
is a chemist for Florida Power Corporation
in Crystal River.
Joan H. Squires '79 was named orchestra
manager of the Utah Symphony in Salt
Michael B. Buterbaugh '80 is vocal vice-
president of the Music Educators of Berks
County, supervising all Junior and Senior
High Choral Festivals and vocal auditions
in Berks Co., PA. He is director of vocal
music in the Schuylkill Valley School
Larene Devine '80 and Kevin Devine have
a son, Alexander Lewis, born August 8,
1987. Larene is staff nurse at Morristown
Memorial, NJ, Memorial Hospital.
Susan Smith Fitzpatrick '80 is a staff
scientist in the NMR spectroscopy group
at Merck, Sharp, & Dohme Research
Laboratories. She is completing research
requirements for a Ph.D. in chemistry at
Bryn Mawr College.
Linda Lee Anderson and Michael J.
Garnier '80 were married October 4, 1986.
Their son, Ryan Christopher, was born
July 7, 1988. Michael is practicing law in
Falls Church, VA, with Jean-Pierre Gar-
nier, PC. He is active as a Young Life
volunteer leader in South Lakes and
Herndon High Schools.
M. Kathryn Douglas Mullin '80 is an
English instructor at Fairleigh Dickinson
University, Madison, NJ, where she is
director of Freshman Intensive Studies.
Elyce Chadwick Reynolds '80 and
Theodore C. Reynolds have a son,
Theodore C. Ill, born December 2, 1987,
and a daughter, Sabrina Chadwick, born
October 24, 1988.
Carla Stauf fer Buterbaugh '81 received
her Kodaly certification from the Kodaly
Music Training Institute, University of
Hartford. She is an elementary music
teacher in Eastern Lancaster County
Julie Kauffman Claeys '81 and Brian
Claeys '81 have a daughter, Bailey Lynn,
born AprU 6, 1985.
Blake Davis '81, software design
engineer, earned the One-in-a-Thousand
award from GE's Military & Data Systems
Operations, on November 11, 1988. This
award is the top recognition given to only
one in each 1,000 employees of the
5,000-employee GE unit.
Karie Kyriss Destefano '81 and Eugene
Paul Destefano have a daughter, Taylor
Lee, November 30, 1988. Karie is a medical
technologist in the virology department
of Smith Kline Bio-Science Laboratories.
Marcy Douglass '81 received her M.S in
counseling from the University of Las
Vegas, NE, in June, 1986 and is applying
for her doctorate. She is a psychology
specialist in forensic corrections at the
HamOton Correctional Institute in Jasper,
Louis J. Fitzpatrick '81 is an associate
scientist in medicinal chemistry for Ortho
Pharmaceutical Corp., a Johnson &
Johnson Company. Louis has an M.S. in
chemistry from St. Joseph's University.
Joseph R. Gebhard '81 works in wine &
liquor sales for Superior Wines & Spirits,
Warminster, PA. He married Diane Lehr,
August 22, 1987
Susan Gunn '81 received her M.B.A.
from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in May
1988 and was promoted to Senior
Technical Writer for ACS Communica-
tions Systems, Inc., in October 1988.
Albert M. Kanousky '81 is service
manager for the Firestone Tire and Rub-
ber Company, Sunbury.
Carolyn Nelson Lontzy '81 is staff
psychologist at the John Kennedy In-
stitute for Handicapped Children,
Jane L. Meyer '81 is currently a manager
of employee relations and development
for the Pentagon Federal Credit Union.
Carol McCleary Omdorf '81 and Thomas
P. Omdorf '81 have a son, Patrick James,
born May 19, 1988.
Victoria Shaw Salisbury '82 and Charles
W. Salisbury '81 have a son, Gordon
Charles, born January 10, 1989.
Debra Poley Schmidt '81 and Gary F.
Schmidt have a second daughter, Julie
Elizabeth, born May 4, 1988.
Jill A. Shaffer '81 has been appointed
vice president of development and
human resources at Uni-Marts, Inc., State
Merike J. Evans '82 and Kenneth W.
Breitenstein '82 were married October 10,
1987. Ken is a physical therapist at Boston
State Hospital, and Merike is a pre-
vocational instructor for mentally retard-
Michael H. Goodman '82 is chief resident
of pediatrics for Overland Hospital,
Carol Nixon Potts '82 and Lawrence H.
Potts '82 have a son, Daniel Richard, born
March 23, 1988.
Elaine M. Rydberg '82 is a regulatory af-
fairs associate for Lemmon Company
pharmaceuticals, SellersvUle, PA.
James Sbarro '82 is a regional sales
manager for Carando, Inc., Springfield,
Timothy J. Wolf '82 received his M. A. in
pastoral counseling from Assemblies of
God Theological Seminary, May, 1987. He
is currently a residence director,
counselor, and instructor at Messiah Col-
lege, Grantham, PA.
Karen A. Breitenstein '83 presently
resides in Lititz, and is medical
technologist in the chemistry laboratory
of Lancaster General Hospital.
Harry E. Brown '83 is majority owner and
manager of the Erie Bolt Corp. Harry was
featured in the August 1988 issue of Inc.
Magazine for innovative management
ideas in turning failing companies
Lisa Harrison Dignazio '83 is a first
grade teacher in Venice, FL.
Susanne Harley Dombrowski '83 is a
sales representative in business & per-
sonal planning for Giorgio Associates,
David Alan Kramer '83 is working as
assistant pastor for Kensington Area
Ministry, a cooperative parish of nine
United Methodist churches in
Kimberly Long '83 is a computer pro-
grammer/analyst for General Accident In-
surance Company, Philadelphia.
Bonnie Davenport Orlowski '83 and
Michael Orlowski have a son, Gregory
Owen, born November 20, 1988.
Monika M. Stickel '83 is advertising
manager for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of
Kimberly Colvin Webster '83 has ac-
cepted a position as adult daycare director
(geriatric) with Lebanon County's Area
Agency on Aging.
Jane N. Buscaglia '84 is teaching in-
strumental music in Howell Township,
NJ. In May 1988, she earned the rank of
1st degree blackbelt in Kanzen Goju-Rgu
Karate. She is the church musician for the
Arch Diocese of Metuchen. In July 1989,
she will tour Italy with the Diocesian
Festival Choir to give several perfor-
mances, including one for Pope John Paul
Robert L. Dowd '84 is a branch manager
for Deak International Foreign Exchange
and Precious Metals firm in Washington,
D.C., and serves on the board of directors,
Georgetown Merchants Association.
Rebecca Susan Fisher '84 and Douglas S.
Rickenbach were married November 19,
1988, in Lebanon.
Gregg W. Klinger '84 is a materials ad-
ministrator for R.R. Donelly & Sons, Inc.,
Karen A. Milliken '84 is life underwriter
in Lemoyne, PA, for the Massachusetts
Mutual Life Insurance Company.
Donna Parsons and John W. Parsons Jr.
'84 have a son, James Edward, born
October 4, 1988.
Judy Sargent Williams '84 and Glenn
Williams have a boy. Wade Louis, born
December 24, 198a
Lori M. Yanci '84 is a teacher at the Child
Development Center, a three-year old
preschool in Fort Monmouth, NJ.
Dawn Crawford and Darryl Adler '85
were married July 28, 1988. Darryl is a
supervisor in the insurance services
department, Presbyterian Minister's
Darlene Snavely Basehore '85 is a
Spanish teacher at Central Dauphin East
High School, Harrisburg.
Richard Brode '85 has entered Bethany
Theological Seminary in Oak Brook, IL.
Wendy Fishel Knepp '85 is a substitute
teacher for Southern Huntingdon School
District, Arbisonia, PA.
Tamara Mayo Lundstrom '85 and Don
Lundstrom have a son, Corey Matthew,
born November 14, 1988.
Kristine Barbatschi Shivey '85 is super-
visor of the resident construction and
repair staff at the Leisure Village West
retirement community, Lakehurst, NJ.
Aline Rogers Stniphar '85 and Lynn J.
Struphar have a son, Kevin Lynn, born
September 26, 1988.
Kathleen Yorty Thach '85 is assistant
operator for Todays Temporary, job place-
ment agency in Winston Salem, NC.
Ruth E. Andersen '86 is the assistant
dean of admissions and assistant director
of financial aid for Lebanon Valley
College. Also, she is seeking her M.B. A.
Craig Van Benschoten '86 is district rental
manager for AMI Truck Lease Corp.,
Donna Lynn Kubik '86 is a substitute
teacher for Glen Cove and Locust
Valley/BayvUle School Districts, Long
Rhoda K. Lauver '86 is an accountant for
Peat, Marwick, Main, & Co. in
Jodi L. Blouch and Darryl R. Loose '86
were married November 18, 1988, in
Lisa Miele '86 is an electronics technician
for AF Associates, Northvale, NJ.
Terrie Lee Schaeffer '86 and David
Thomas Ebright were married October 8,
Susan Corbett Simonton '86 and Robert
Simonton had a daughter, Sarah Jane,
born January 28, 1989.
Laurie Bender '87 is an elementary vocal
music teacher at Lyndon HUl Elementary
School, Capitol Heights, MD.
Stephanie M. Butter '87 is working for
Merck, Sharp & Dohme as a biological
quality control inspector in West Point,
Kristi E. Cheney '87 will be finishing her
two year stint as a United Methodist US-2
missionary, working in campus ministry
work at the American University in
Washington, D.C., in August. She plans
to study languages and classical voice in
Dusseldorf, West Germany, before
attending the seminary in Fall 1990.
Darla Marie Dixon '87 received her M. A.
in music & performance from Ohio State
Jennifer Lee Dowd '87 is assistant to the
executive director for the Association of
Reserved City Bankers in Washington,
Ronald A. Hartzell '87 is a marketing
associate for Merchants Bank, N.A., and
is working on an MBA at Wilkes College.
Denise M. Heckler '87 and David Carey
were married July 30, 1988.
Brenda K. Wakefield '88 and Walter
Leader '87 were married September 10,
Emily Seibert Moyer '87 is an accountant
for Peat, Marwick, Main, and Company,
Lynlee A. Reed '87 and John E.
Copenhaver '87 were married August 20,
William R Rhodes '87 received his B.S.
degree in electrical engineering from the
Rochester Institute of Technology in May,
1988. He is with Xerox in the
Technographic Products Divsion, East
Wendy S. Ford '88 and Michael R Royer
'87 were married June 24, 1988.
Monica M. Hobbs '88 and Clay M.
Sattazahn '87 were married November 19,
1988. Clay is director of bands at Red Lion
Area High School. Monica is an elemen-
tary school music teacher in Solanco
School District at Providence.
Drew R. Williams '87 is director of stu-
dent activities and publications at the
University of Charleston, Charleston,
Stephen M. Brady '88 is manufacturer's
representative for M. A. P. Sales, Clifton,
Lynette Maria Benedick '88 and Hale
Alan McCullouch were married August 6,
1988. Lynette is an accountant for AMP,
Maryjean Dellinger and Thomas R
Donley '88 were married on November
Lissa T. Jennings '88 is enrolled in the
graduate chemistry program. University
of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Rebecca Rich Long '88 is in her freshman
year at Jefferson Medical College of
Thomas Jefferson University,
Nancy Good and Brian R Luckenbill '88
were married August 27, 1988.
Julie Mae Matthews '88 and Hugh Poole
were married September 17, 1988.
Traci L. Maxwell '88 married Gary Lynn
Hershberger September 24, 1988.
Catherine M. Moyer '88 is staff account-
ant for Zuber & Company, Reading.
Mary Giannini '88 and John Plummer '88
were married October 15, 1988.
Lou Ann Reifsnider '88 is employed by
the Minersville Area School District in
PottsvUIe. She is teaching elementary
general music, band, and high school
Walter Sheets '88 has been licensed as a
member of the National Association of
Securities Dealers (NASD). He is
employed by Prudential Insurance Com-
pany as a district agent and registered
Glenda S. Shelter '88 is an underwriter
trainee for Continental Insurance, York,
Please call the Alumni Office at 7Y7IS67-612Q for more information.
2 Concerto- Aria Concert (ac-
companied by the Lebanon
Valley College Symphony Or-
chestra), Blair Music Center,
4 Clarinet Choir and Flute
Ensemble, Blair Music Center,
9 Symphonic Band Concert,
Blair Music Center, 3p.m.
' 'Touch of Brass, ' ' Blair Music
Lebanon Valley College
Chorus (a presentation of
Miller Chapel, 3 p.m.
28, 29, & 30
19th Annual Lebanon Valley
Spring Arts Festival
2, 3, & 4
Please call the Athletics Office at 717/867-6260 for more information.
Gettysburg (H) (2)
Men's & Women's
@ Western Maryland
@ F & M (2)
Men's & Women'
@ Western Maryland/Johns
Men's & Women's
Juniata (H) (2)
@ Ursinus/Johns Hopkins
Juniata (H) (2)
Western Maryland (H) (2)
Muhlenberg (H) (2)
Delaware Valley/Widener (H)
Western Maryland (H) (2)
Men's & Women's
@ Dickinson (2)
@ Susquehanna (2)
Men's & Women'
@ Gettysburg (2)
@ Moravian (2)
F & M/Elizabethtown (H)
@ Moravian (2)
Men's & Women's
@ Shawnee Country Club
@ F & M (2)
@ Elizabethtown (2)
Men's & Women
@ Western Maryland College
Men's & Women's
@ Delaware Valley/Albright
Students took matters into their own hands when they realized they needed a place to store the
material and memorabilia the Honors Class of 1990 collected from alumni while researching the
history of the College (see "Honors Students Study Valley Tradition," page 7). St. Paul's Church, on
Route 934 (owned by the College since 1970), was chosen as the perfect storage space for the project.
Lance Dieter '92 (left), Steve Trapnell '90 (center), and Matt Guenther '90 arduously work to clean the
building for the new materials.
College Meets 125th Anniversary Campaign Goal
"The Lebanon Valley College 125th Anniversary Cam-
paign has exceeded its goal and is still going strong," it
was announced by Mr. Charles W. Wolfe '44, National
Chairperson. "The Campaign has gone over the top of
its $6,500,000 goal, only 16 months from its October 1987
"Although the dollar goal has been surpassed, several
objectives must yet be met," reminded Mr. Wolfe. "Prin-
cipal among these is the Kline Challenge."
The Kline Challenge, a $1.2 million dollar program
over the next five years, challenges Lebanon Valley to in-
crease its current unrestricted giving from $537,000 in
1988 to $937,000 by 1992 (see "Lebanon Valley College
Receives $400,000 Challenge Grant from Kline
Foundation," page 10). Multi-year commitments will be
sought to help meet this goal.
"We ask that as many donations as possible be
designated as unrestricted," urged Mr. Wolfe, "one of our
most pressing needs is to meet the Kline Challenge.
Now is the time to enlist everyone's help."
Look for more details in the Spring 1989 issue of The
LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE
ANNVILLE, PA 17003
Address Correction Requested
Charles W. Wolfe '44, National Chairperson of
the 125th Anniversary Campaign.
1e, PA 17003