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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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The Valley 


New Beginnings: John A. Synodinos 

Becomes Fifteenth President 

in Day of Celebration 

Youth Scholars Get a Taste 
of College Life 

Honors Students Study 
Valley Tradition 

Alumni Profile: Darwin Click '58 

Campus News 


Alumni News 


Vol. 6, Number 1 
Spring 1989 

Mcuy Jean Bishop '84, copy editor 
1 age and director of alumni services and 

parents programs 
2 Dawn T. Greene, production editor 

and director of publications 


Mary Jean Bishop 

John B. Deamer, director of public 
" information 

Timothy M. Ebersole, director of 
sports information 
7 Dawn T. Greene 

The Valley is published four times a 
year by Lebanon Valley College and 
g distributed without charge to alumni 

and friends. 

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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- 
sary Campaign! 

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. 

New Beginnings: 

John A. Synodinos 
President in Day of 

Becomes Fifteenth 

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 
life-changing experience." 

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 
Baltimore, MD. 

Speaking to today's students. 
Father Sellinger said, "At Lebanon 

"An inauguration bonds 
the new president to the 
institution. Ceremonies 
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 
day's events. 

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 
Little Theatre. 

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 
lives profoundly" 

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 
Valley College. 

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 
Administration Building. 

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 
a Strong 
Commitment to 
His Community 

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 
College alumni. 

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, 
and Siegel. 

"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. 

Campus News 

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 
Huffman '88) 

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 
30, 1989. 

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- 
niversary Campaign." 

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 

Sound Recording 

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. 
Joseph Tom, 
professor of 
and Dr. Joerge 
W.P. Mayer, 
professor of 
both had 
books publish- 
ed recently. 
Dr. Tom's 
book, Monetary 
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 

In Memory: 

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- 
vUle, TN. 

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- 
plicated than 
BASIC, Pascal, 
and COBOL 

The book, 
which took Dr. 
Mayer two 
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 
MAC Championship 

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. 

Unquestionably, beating 
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- 
Star Team. 

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 


Alumni News 

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 
following Monday! 

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 
(717) 867-6220. 

Alumni Return for 
Homecoming 1988 

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 
November 1988: 

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 

Walmer Receives 
'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 
the games. 

LVC Football History 
Being Researched 

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. 


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Lebanon Valley College 

Whereabouts Unknown 

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 
and figures. 

"From Masada to the Mt. of 
Beatitudes; from Megiddo to the Mt. 
of Olives; from the Garden of 

Alumni Basketball 

Former male and female basketball 
players returned to campus this 
winter to participate in alumni 
basketball games. 

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 
more information. 

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 

5, 1988. 

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 

20, 1988. 

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 

30, 1988. 

Brisbon Boyd Lantz '35 died on May 17, 

1987 in Venice, FL. 

Arthur G. Spickler '35 died on October 

13, 1988. 

Burritt K. L. Lupton '37 died on March 

22, 1988. 

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 

22, 1988. 

Gabriel B. Frank '48 died on November 

19, 1986. 



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 
this year. 

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, 
since 1978. 

Joseph L. Gorshin '55 retired on January 
1, 1989, following 33 years with the 
Armstrong Corporation. 
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' 
federal service. 

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, 
Washington, D.C. 

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- 
water, FL. 

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 
Austin, TX. 

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 
Pittsfield, MA. 

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- 
nah, GA. 

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 
WUdwood, NJ. 


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 
Bethlehem Steel. 

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 
Post, NY. 

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, 
Orlando, FL. 

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 
December, 1987 

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., 
AUentown, PA. 

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 
Bedford, MA. 

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 
thirty years. 

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, 
QuarryvUle, PA. 

Jean Elizabeth Hobson Traver '77 and 
Jeffrey Traver have a son, Matthew 
Christopher. Jean is with Shared Medical 
Systems, Malvern, PA, as supervisor for 
computer programmers. 
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 
Valley professors. 

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 
Camp Hill. 

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 
Sacramento, CA. 

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 
Lake City. 



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 
District, Leesport. 

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 
School District. 

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- 
ed adults. 

Michael H. Goodman '82 is chief resident 
of pediatrics for Overland Hospital, 
Summit, NJ. 

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 
New Jersey. 

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. 

at LVC. 

Craig Van Benschoten '86 is district rental 

manager for AMI Truck Lease Corp., 

Newark, NJ. 

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 
Rochester, NY. 

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, 
Inc., Harrisburg. 

Maryjean Dellinger and Thomas R 
Donley '88 were married on November 
26, 1988. 

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, 


Upcoming Events 

Alumni Calendar 

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, 
3 p.m. 

4 Clarinet Choir and Flute 

Ensemble, Blair Music Center, 
8 p.m. 


9 Symphonic Band Concert, 
Blair Music Center, 3p.m. 
' 'Touch of Brass, ' ' Blair Music 
Center, 8p.m. 
Lebanon Valley College 
Chorus (a presentation of 
Mendelsohn's "Elijah.") 
Miller Chapel, 3 p.m. 




28, 29, & 30 

19th Annual Lebanon Valley 
Spring Arts Festival 


14 Commencement 


2, 3, & 4 

Alumni Weekend 

Sports Schedules 

Please call the Athletics Office at 717/867-6260 for more information. 




Gettysburg/Moravian (H) 




Gettysburg (H) (2) 




@ Ursinus 



Men's & Women's 


@ Western Maryland 




@ F & M (2) 




@ Lycoming/Kings 



Men's & Women' 

s Track 

@ Western Maryland/Johns 


Men's & Women's 


@ Dickinson/Lycoming 






@ Allentown 




Juniata (H) (2) 




@ Ursinus/Johns Hopkins 




Juniata (H) (2) 




@ Albright/Philadelphia 



@ Wilkes/Scranton 






Western Maryland (H) (2) 




Muhlenberg (H) (2) 




Delaware Valley/Widener (H) 




Western Maryland (H) (2) 




Messiah (H) 



Men's & Women's 


@ Messiah 




@ Dickinson (2) 




@ Susquehanna (2) 



Men's & Women' 

s Track 

Juniata (H) 



Softball ^ 

@ Gettysburg (2) 




@ Moravian (2) 



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F & M/Elizabethtown (H) 




@ Moravian (2) 



Men's & Women's 


Muhlenburg (H) 




@ Shawnee Country Club 



@ Albright 






@ Swarthmore/Muhlenburg 




@ F & M (2) 





@ Elizabethtown (2) 



Men's & Women 

s Track 

@ 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. 

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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 
Campaign Reporter. 


Address Correction Requested 

Charles W. Wolfe '44, National Chairperson of 
the 125th Anniversary Campaign. 

Non-Profit Organization 
U.S. P/ 

1e, PA 17003