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Vol. 7, Number 1
Meeting Tomorrow's Challenges
A Farmer's Creed
Dr. Art Ford Back from China
Mary Jean Bishop '84, copy editor and
director of alumni and parents
Dawn T. Thren, production editor and
director of publications
Mar)' Jean Bishop
John B. Deamer, director of public
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Dawn T. Thren
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Oops!... We goofed!
Terry DeWald '62 brought to our atten-
tion that we misidentified the woman in
the white LVC blazer pictured with "Hot
Dog" Frank Aftosmes on the inside-front
cover of the Spring 1989 issue of the
Valley He points out that this 1962
graduate is not Regina Juno Deka '62, but
rather Annette Kurr Morris '62. Thanks
On The Cover
For the second year, this year's Alumni
Weekend theme was the rose. Pictured
here are roses from Lebanon Valley's own
rose garden on the south side of Miller
A New Campus Plan:
Meeting Tomorrow's Challenges
by M.J. Bishop '84
"■\ T 7e have all heard that the only con-
V V slant in life is change The key to
success over time is creative management
of that change to achieve goals." That, ac-
cording to President John A. Synodinos
is the guiding principle behind Lebanon
Valley's campus development plan, now
in full swing.
Chances are, the next time you return
to campus, you will find that things seem
different, but it will take a close look to
see all the changes.
Sure, the large, blue and white Arnold
Sports Center now proudly rises above
the railroad tracks behind Funkhouser
and Keister Halls, there is an elegant new
dining room where the East cafeteria (or
the "dark side") used to be, the old ash
tree that stood in the "Social Quad" final-
ly died and was removed for safety
reasons, and grassy lawns now cover the
areas west of Silver Hall where Saylor
Hall once stood and north of Lynch
Gymnasium where West and Sheridan
Halls (Knights House) once stood.
But there is something else here, a
quality of care and attention. Almost in-
explicably, one senses as much as sees
that the grounds seem cleaner, the
buildings seem larger, and the College
Don't dismiss this impression as sim-
ply a more nostalgic perspective of your
beloved alma mater. .there are indeed,
many subtle changes occurring all over
campus. Overgrown shrubs are being cut
back or removed, trim is being pointed,
flowers are being planted, and brick is
being cleaned and re-pointed, all as a
part of Lebanon Valley's effort to put its
"best foot forward" while stepping into
the 1990s and preparing for the 21st
"It is the Trustees' goals," President
Synodinos stated, "that the look and feel
of the physical plant be a reflection of the
high order of academic life which is and
has been going on at Lebanon Valley Col-
lege When the current phase of the Col-
lege's $7 million plus campus improve-
ment plan is complete in about a year,
fully one third of the campus floor space
will be new, remodeled, or refurbished."
Soon after beginning his work as Col-
lege President, Mr Synodinos observed
that, in addition to upgrading college
buildings, attention to the campus land-
scape was a high priority for Lebanon
Valley as it sought to articulate its
academic mission. ..especially consider-
ing the diminishing pool of 18-year-olds
over the next decade
"Re-landscaping the campus is one
relatively inexpensive way to make a
positive statement while causing people
to feel better about the College," President
Synodinos explained. "If we upgrade the
facility's look and make changes in the
campus' atmosphere, the College not on-
ly becomes more attractive to prospec-
tive students, but we also improve the
quality of life for our current students
"However;' President Synodinos went
on to say, "landscaping is not simply a
matter of planting trees, shrubs, and
flowers or spreading mulch. There is
much more to it. As we re-landscape, we
must take into account the size, use, and
location of buildings, how people move
through space, lighting, safety, color, and
even societal changes." To help ac-
complish this task, Derek and Edson
tion workers put a
new front on the
west facade of Lynch
Associates, a Lititz-based landscape ar-
chitectural and land planning firm is
developing a master campus plan.
The firm's first order of business was to
improve the College's attractiveness and
visibility to the "passer-by."
"The Colleges number one landscape-
design problem is that the campus can't
be seen from any of the access roads into
Annville," said Bob Derek, a partner at
Derek and Edson Associates. "We need to
work toward making sure that ever)'one
who arrives from all four directions can
Work has already begun to make minor
changes that will create a better
"streetscape" for the College along Rt.
934, or White Oak Street.
•The old factory that has alternately
housed the sciences, maintenance, and
security offices over the years is slated
to be converted into residential con-
dominiums as the first major project of
the College's new for-profit subsidiary.
•The St. Paul Lutheran Church building,
which the College has owned since
1971, will get a much needed "face lift"
to prepare it for possible conversion in-
to a conference center, museum or
•The Pencil Building (formerly the
Registrar's Office) will soon be renovat-
ed to become a full-blown child care
center with "tot lot."
•The knitting mill (at the corner of
White Oak and West Sheridan) was
purchased by the College in January
and torn down to make room for
•Construction is underway to put a
"front" on the back of Lynch Gymnasium
while much of the interior is being con-
verted for classroom use.
•And, finally, a gateway to the College will
be constructed on Sheridan Avenue at
the corner closest to the Mund College
"These changes should help to make
Rt. 934 more visibly the border of a col-
lege campus," said Mr Derek.
To improve the College's appearance
along North College Avenue, Mr Derek
suggests more subde changes. "We need
to remove some of the overgrown shrub-
bery that is blocking the Carnegie and
Administration Buildings, or the 'historic
campus,' from view. By removing and
diminishing the size of existing shrub-
bery around these buildings, they will
tend to look larger, cleaner, and brighter
— as a result, they will be much more
visible to travellers along College
In addition to improving the College's
visibility, when designing a campus land-
scape plan with students in mind, atten-
tion must be given to aesthetics.
"First and foremost," said Mr Derek,
"we need to improve the lighting. If the
campus is to be used by students in the
evening — for either academic or residen-
tial reasons — it must look as good at
night as it does during the day" Mr
Derek's plan is to install on existing light-
posts new, traditional globe-style lamps
that will cast light upward mto the sur-
"Lighting the trees will also help the
campus look bigger and more open at
night," said Mr Derek. Although the exact
style lamp is still under consideration,
Mr Derek is very sure about one thing,
"these lamps will use white light — not
yellow. Yellow tends to make green leaves
Lebanon Valley Colleges new all-weather Iratk is
sure to be a hit for future athletic seasons.
As the re-landscaping proceeds, atten-
tion will also be given to color "The
College already has a wide variety of
plantings. As we move and add trees,
shrubs, and flowers, we will be careful to
balance color so as to create an
aesthetically pleasing effect."
In addition to attracting new students
to Lebanon Valley, a carefully planned
landscape design that factors in safety,
noise, and programming will also help
improve the quality of life for the
College's existing students,
Makmg students comfortable and safe
on campus is a major concern for the
College landscapers. "We must give
thoughtful and sympathetic attention to
social changes that keep people from
feeling safe while walking outside at
night. For example, we will move the
large evergreens planted about campus
that create dark spaces and can't be seen
through," said Mr Derek.
In addition, plans are being considered
to make changes that will give
pedestrians the "right-of-way" in the
crosswalk across Sheridan Avenue be-
tween the Miller Chapel and the Mund
College Center "We need to create a
situation along Sheridan Avenue that
really slows down traffic. Although
Sheridan is not a College-owned street,
we can give drivers subtle hints to slow
down or even to detour around Sheridan
...like the entrance gate at Rt. 934, a speed
bump, and a stop sign at the crosswalk,"
said Mr Derek.
Re-landscaping can also improve the
quality of current students' lives by
reducing the amount of noise from the
Going.. .going.. .gone! Formerly a wooden knitting mill on Rt. 934 and Sheridan Avenue, this building was purchased by the College and torn down in )une to
make way for a landscaped parking facility.
railroad tracks which bisect the north
end of campus and the athletic fields.
"We plan to build a large, landscaped em-
bankment along the tracks where park-
ing now exists and move the parking to
the south side of that alley behind Mary
Green, Hammond, Keister, and
Funkhouser Halls. With evergreens
planted on top of the mound to block the
tracks' sight and sound, we should be
able to minimize the effect the railroad
has on the quality of students" lives in
Finally, while designing the new land-
scape plan, careful consideration is being
given to College programming; where are
buildings located and how will they be
used?; do we need a gathering place, and
where?; can the grounds become a part
of the College's academic facilities?;
where do we need parking and how
Among the ideas being considered:
redesigning the Lynch building as the
center of interest in the "academic quad";
building a gazebo for outdoor concerts;
creating plaza areas where new walkways
come together; and planting a botanical
garden behind Centre Hall to provide
specimens of fauna in an attractive
Thus, although you probably do look
back on your alma mater and your col-
lege days with growing fondness, the
good impression the campus will make
on you during your next visit cannot be
entirely attributed to your nostalgic
perspective — Lebanon Valley College is,
indeed, shaping up to meet the
challenges of this century's closing
decade and the new millennium
The old St. Paul
building gets a much
needed "face lift" to
restoration plans are
by Helen Ross Russell '43
How can anyone who grew up on a
farm, who loves outdoor activities,
who has speciaHzed in environmental
education be happy in a city?"
The question is most familiar— we
must have heard it hundreds of times in
the 18 years since we left New England
and purchased a house in the city. The
answer is simple, "We have a backyard."
Not everyone is fortunate enough to have
a yard 100 feet long by 18 feet wide, but
backyards, front yards, land around
apartment houses, parks and mini-parks
exist in every metropolitan area. These
bits of earth, free from the covering of
bricks, asphalt or concrete, can enrich
our lives in many ways.
We start our days standing at our
bedroom window and looking down on
our yard and our neighbors" yards.
From the first snowdrops, crocuses and
Christmas rose of March through the last
chrysanthemums of November there is a
steady parade of color But winter view-
ing can be equally beautiful when
sunlight is fragmented to rainbow colors
by snow or ice, when jasmine flowers in
December, when snow mounted on
shrubs and dried flower stalks fills the
yard with soft sculptures.
There is drama to watch, too. We once
spent a good half hour in ringside seats
watching the squirrels give a cat a ner-
vous breakdown. It started with a pair of
squirrels chasing each other along the
fence tops, a normal wintertime frolic;
down on the ground a neighbor's big
tomcat entered the game with anything
but playful intentions. For a while we
wondered if the squirrels were aware of
his presence but when he leaped up on
the fence and the squirrels used the
mulberry branch bridge to move to safety
and then to return and continue the
frolic, it was evident that they were enjoy-
ing cat-baiting. Eventually one of the
squirrels tired of the game and approach-
ed the patio where we had scattered
some unpopable popcorn. Stealthily the
cat crept along the fence and hid behind
a large planter, less than 30 inches from
the feeding squirrel. Except for his
lashing tail he was motionless. Then he
inched forward; the space between them
narrowed, 25, then 20 inches. The
squirrel went on feeding. Suddenly the
cat dashed— so did the squirrel. With one
flying leap it climbed to the top of a
small garden sculpture. The cat crouched
at the foot of it.
The squirrel continued chewing its
mouthful of corn, then deliberately turn-
ed downward right toward the waiting
cat. "Oh, no" we groaned and then in
disbelief, "Oh, nol" For half a second the
squirrel was airborne on the way to the
cat's back. The cat jumped several feet off
the ground, dislodging the squirrel in the
process, and ran pell-mell with the
squirrel in swift pursuit. A minute later
the squirrel again leaped and landed on
the cat. Again it was dumped on the
ground just long enough to make a third
jump and a landing on the now frantic
cat. As the gray and brown and black fur
ball rolled on the frozen grass the cat
suddenly burst forth, scaled the fence
and disappeared. The squirrel returned
For about 10 minutes the cat vented his
anger and frustration by challenging a
young cat in a neighboring yard. Then
having convinced himself, by putting it
to rout, that he was master of all he
surveyed he stealthily crept along the
fence and took up his position behind
the planter The squirrel shifted position
and went on chewing. The cat climbed
into the planter and looked over the rim
but quickly realized that it was an un-
satisfactory launch pad. So he resumed
his position on the ground with head
sticking out from behind the planter
Fmally he pulled all his muscles together
and catapulted his body toward the
feeding squirrel. Fast, but not fast
enough, for the squirrel, with a single
motion, had vaulted to the top of the
The cat skidded to a stop, his tail
twitched in agitation while every hair of
his body stood on-end. The squirrel spit
out a corn hull, the cat stood up, made a
right angle turn and walked down the
center of the yard with his body express-
While cats and squirrels are the largest
animals that come to our yard, they are
generally not the most exciting, nor do
they provide the only drama.
Some of the 42 different birds we have
watched in our backyard are exciting ac-
cidentals like the bittern that spent an
entire day alternately standing in the
melt water puddle at the far end of our
yard and flying into the mulberry tree
and hiding when 1 went out with a
camera; or the female redstart that spent
almost a week in September of 1980
feeding in the shrubbery at the end of
our yard, preening and displaying in full
sight as we lunched with guests under
the mulberr)' tree.
Moments like that are exciting, but
perhaps even more satisfying is the
regular appearance of towhees scratching
A Manhattan "city backyard
in the yard each spring, the late fall settl-
ing in of juncoes for the winter, and the
spring stopover of cowbirds and red-
winged blackbirds and the regular ap-
pearance of white-throated sparrows. Fox
sparrows, chipping sparrows, and yellow-
throats each come in their own time and
season. A regular flight school starts in
June with successive classes of fledgling
robins, blue jays, starlings and mock-
mgbirds trying their wings from the top
of the fence.
The regular appearance of the ruby-
throated hummingbird when the
bergamot is in bloom provided us with
our most exciting bird adventure. I was
cutting coral bells (Heuchem), when we
heard the whirring of wings. The hum-
mer was sipping nectar from the flowers
that I had cut and was holding in my left
hand. Slowly I raised the bouquet and
the bird followed it until the bird and I
were practically eye to eye.
We do not feed the birds but we con-
sciously plant bushes, annuals and
perennials that will provide a variety of
seeds, berries and shelter
Once when a bad storm hit the area,
the year when the brown thrasher spent
the entire winter in our yard, we put out
emergency rations until the natural ones
were again available. The first guests to
arrive were a pair of mourning doves
which sat on the fence most of the morn-
ing studying the situation, while starlings
watched from trees in our yard and
neighboring yards. Once the mourning
doves started feeding, three juncoes, two
bluejays, a mockingbird, rwo pigeons, a
white-throated sparrow and a downy
woodpecker moved in. Finally the brown
thrasher, though he was slow in arriving,
was the only bird who dared eat with the
starlings. If they came near he reached
over and pecked them, and they retreated
to the other end of the food supply.
Besides providing food for birds our
yard has a great variety of flowers. It also
provides fresh vegetables: lettuce,
radishes, onions in early spring,
tomatoes until frost. Then there are the
weeds: milkweed, purslane^ lamb's
quarters, field sorrel, amaranth,
chickweed, a ready source of samples for
wild food lectures and variety in our own
Like any other piece of land managed
on a multi-use principle our yard is a
thing of beauty, a joy to a wide variety of
animals, a delightful outdoor living room
for entertaining a few people or several
dozen. It fills our life in the city with a
constant contact with the natural world.
Dr. Helen Ross Russell '43..."in the field.'
A Confirmed Naturalist
Dr. Helen Ross RusseU '43
Dr Helen Ross Russell '43, born on a
farm near Myerstown, PA, was a "confirm-
ed naturalist" by the time she started
grade school. In the eleventh grade, she
knew the excitement of seeing something
she had composed in print — a
crossword puzzle based on biblical
characters that she sold for $L
Since then, she has pursued a
fascinating and proHfic career as one of
the country's first female
"In 1949, when I was finishing my
Ph.D., I found a letter in the placement
office that said: '[w]e are looking for a
man, with a Ph.D., trained in what used
to be called nature study with at least 8
years of public school teaching..! I ap-
plied for the job and got it. The president
of Fitchburg State Teachers CoUege, who
had written the job description, said he
never dreamt that there would be a
Her lengthy resume includes positions
with the Wave Hill Center for En-
vironmental Studies, the Manhattan
Country School, the American Nature
Study Society, and the American
Museum of Natural History. Her boun-
tiful LVC alumnae file includes more
than 300 article clippings from publica- [
tions such as The Communicator, Bio- M
Science, Nature Study, Canadian Audubon,^
The Instructor, Ranger Rick, National Parks
Magazine, Britannicajr., Ski Magazine,
and this reprint from The New York State
Conservationist. At last count she had
published 15 books for all ages on
wildlife and has received at least as many
honors and awards including an
honorary doctor of humane letters from
Lebanon Valley in 1973.
When asked about her Lebanon Valley ;
experience, Dr Russell wrote, "I owe a
special debt to two dedicated Lebanon
Valley teachers, Dr S.H. Derickson (Prof.
Derry), and Dr Andrew Bender who gave
unstindngly of their time and talents.
Without their enthusiasm for teaching
and concern for students 1 would never
have had the opportunity to complete a
B.A. in science and go on to graduate
The adjoining article is reprinted with
permission from the March/April 1989
issue of The New York State
A Farmer's Creed
by Paul Keene '32
After receiving a B.A. from Lebanon
Valley College in 1932 and an M. A. from
Yale University in 1936. Paul Keene spent a
few years teaching both m this countiy and
at a mission school in India.
In 1946, after returning to the U.S.. Paul
Keene and his wife. Betty, bought a 100-plus-
acre fann in the hills of central Penn-
sylvania. It was there, on Walnut Acres, that
Keene sought a new existence in coopera-
tion with nature. Inspired by his experiences
in India and his conveisations with Mahat-
ma Gandhi. Keene began to Jorge a simple
life based on natural principles.
Fear Not to Sow Because oj the Birds:
Essays on Countiy Living and Natural Far-
ming from Walnut Acres, written by Paul
Keene and edited by Dorothy Z. Seymour
(published by The Globe Pequot Press.
Chester, CT 06412), is a compilation of
Keene's essays that have appeared over the
years in the mail-order catalogue that sells
his natural-food products. In these reflec-
tions he records his obser\'ations on nature
and the seasons and people's iircfutable
bonds to them.
The following article is an e.xcerpt from
this book, reprinted by pennission from The
Globe Pequot Press and Mr Keene.
Birds sing everywhere, from very early
morning until the sun retires; robins
and wrens and cardinals, orioles and cat-
birds and other assorted small feathered
persons. But oh those purple martins. 1
hope you too have some of them flying
around your house. An unbelievable li-
quid gurgling fills the air in the vicinity
of their nest. It is one of the most uplif-
ting sounds I know. Perhaps some of the
next world's music will be spiritually
akin to these glorious chirps of praise.
More than three hundred years ago the
Moghul emperor Shah Jehan is reported
to have said of the Vale of Kashmir, "If
ever there is a paradise on earth, it is
here, it is here, it is here." He should have
seen Walnut Acres on a rain-soaked, in-
tensely greening, sunny late-May
But we are not a paradise on endless
bliss, of utter security, of untroubled
spirit. Each day, each hour the challenge
is new. We constantly probe at the edges
of the universe with each new day to
learn how best to match needs to cir-
cumstances. The low fields are too wet?
Go to the hills, where underground
waters subside sooner None of the
plowed fields can be worked because of
Paul Keene con-
tinues to live and
work on Walnut
Acres in Penns
sylvania. He runs
a successful mail-
^ order business
*■ and retains his
;' '4-'^^ ideal of working
with nature in-
* stead of against it.
e * X -
recent rains? Spread manure on the sod-
den ground. The carrot fields had beating
rains upon them, making it almost im-
possible tor the young plants to push
through? Change plans at once; replant
in another location, before it is too late.
Change plans on the spur of the mo-
ment. Make up your mind immediately
to meet unexpected conditions. Shilt the
emphasis of the whole enterprise for a
day or a week or a year Weigh, balance,
adjust, accommodate. Make mental and
physical notes every day on how you will
do this operation better next year Keep a
thousand eyes open to evaluate and
decide on the way you will meet each
new situation, each new day. Be a com-
puter with a sense of humor, a
philosophical spirit, feeding yourself un-
conscious data, settling finally on the
readout that seems best at the moment
No time for inflexibility, for the aging
spirit, for quibbling with fate. When the
cow has died, one goes on from there. In-
stead of cursing the flat tire, one hustles
to repair it at once. Even on the days
when everything goes wrong, one comes
up smiling at the supper table.
For all this exercise of the spirit is the
glory of farming. It stretches one almost
all the time to the utmost. It pushes and
pummels and molds. Body and mind and
spirit remain lean and strong and
stalwart. Life becomes a constant battle
of wits, a rolling with the punches, a stay-
ing on top of circumstances.
The attempt is not to get ahead of
Nature; it is rather to keep in tune with
her fickle hourly vagaries, dancing when
she plays a joyous tune, somber when she
weeps. For underneath, one feels the
tremendous strength of an unshakable
security and promise, of which the hour-
ly changes are but the minutest surface
movements. One discovers in farming
more about what life is really like than in
any other occupation. We're at the roots,
Out of one's touch with the soil grows
an all-pervading warmth that rises all
about one, enwrapping, heartening, and
ennobling, speaking softly to one's spirit
words of calm and hope. And so one
comes to match this day not only with an
endless chain of years, until in the light
of a lifetime the infinitesimal bumps of
seeming adversity are as nothing. That
which today appears as playing a losing
game is in the end, in the face of eternity,
nothing less than ultimate victory. We are
blessed with the meeting of our deepest
need, the certain knowledge that the
universe is good. What better can this life
offer? If ever there were a paradise on
Earth, it is here.
Prof. Art Ford
Back from China,
Revolt in 2 Years
by Anne McGraw
ANNVILLE, Pa. (AP)-An American
professor who taught in Nanjing, China,
during the student uprising there this
spring predicted another revolt will oc-
cur within the next two years.
The revolt, he said, will be fueled by
continued student unrest and supported
by the Chinese people.
Arthur L. Ford, Jr, an English professor
at Lebanon Valley College, a small,
private college in southcentral Penn-
sylvania, taught at Nanjing University
during the 1988-89 school year on a
Fulbright Scholar Grant.
(Ford and his wife, the former Mary
Ellen Reiser, are both natives of Colum-
bia. They spent the 1984-85 school year
in Syria where Ford taught at the Univer-
sity of Damascus, also on a Fulbright
The couple spent the past year in Nanj-
ing watching the student dissatisfaction
English professor Dr. Arthur Ford '54 in Tienamen
Square, Beijing, China, just before the June
fourth demonstrations. Portrayed in the
background is Sun Yat Sen who become China's
first president in 1911 when the Emperor was
A student leader shouting pro-democracy slogans In Nanjing, China.
against the Chinese communist govern-
ment grow into massive demonstrations,
class boycotts and hunger strikes in June.
The protests in Nanjing never reached
the violence that erupted in Beijing, 600
miles south, but the Fords nonetheless
cut their stay short by two weeks and
sought safety in fiong Kong. They feared
the Chinese Army would come into the
square in Nanjing and begin firing on
students and bystanders as they had in
"It was a time of considerable anxiety
for us, not for our personal safety but for
the saftey of our students," Ford said. "We
listened very carefully for gun shots for
about five days. Fortunately, they never
Despite the thousands of deaths, subse-
quent executions and continued harass-
ment by the government, the students
will resurrect their protests, Ford said.
Since the end of the revolution, students
have been meeting with peasants in the
fields, forming an underground that will
form the basis of the next uprising, he
"I'm absolutely convinced that it's not
over" he said.
Even though the students were terribly
depressd over the events in Beijing and
elsewhere in China, "they said they had
not lost," Ford said.
"They said this was a temporary set-
back," he said. "That they would now do
things like going out to the countryside
and educating the peasants, getting the
people understanding their point of view,
so that next time the people would be
able to support them."
If they do revolt again, the students will
probably be less naive and more organiz-
ed. But next time, they must find a leader,
some kind of rallying point. Ford said.
"The problem with the movement, I
think, was that it was a movement which
had tremendous momentum, but it had
no head to it," he said.
"There was nobody around which they
could coordinate their efforts, no
charismatic figure ...that they could say,
'Here is our leader,' and that person
would have some legitimacy because of
Ford said the Communist Party in
China had "lost its legitimacy" because of
its use of violence and oppression.
Neither Ford nor his wife actively par-
ticipated in the uprising, but did spend
hours before the event talking to students
about democracy, American life and their
dreams for China.
"I felt it was inappropriate for
somebody not part of that community to
engage or participate in the movement
for a couple of reasons," he said.
"First of all it was their movement. Se-
cond, I knew that we were getting out and
so for us to go in there and say 'Rah, rah
go ahead, do this and do this,' and then
leave while they take the consequences
of that, I thought was unethical and so we
did not do that."
Reprinted from an August 3, 1989, AP news
Trustees Elect New
Chairman of the Board
Thomas C. Reinhart '58, new Lebanon Valley
College Board of Trustees Chairman.
Thomas C. Reinhart '58, Wyomissing,
PA, was elected chairman of the Lebanon
Valley College Board of Trustees at a
board meeting held on campus on Friday,
May 12. The one-year term began July 1,
"I am honored that the trustees of
Lebanon Valley College have placed their
confidence in me to serve in this capaci-
ty," said Mr Reinhart. "1 can assure the en-
tire College community my best efforts
on behalf of the institution. A primary
goal of mine is to make certain that
students who are approaching their col-
lege years understand and recognize the
quality programs Lebanon Valley College
has to offer"
During the 15 years Mr Reinhart has
been an active College trustee, he has
been chairman of the Institutional Ad-
vancement Committee; a member of the
Finance Committee; chairman of the Ex-
ecutive Committee; vice chairman of the
Board; chairman of several capital cam-
paigns; served on the Search Committee
that selected previous College President
Arthur L. Peterson; and chaired the
Search Committee that selected Presi-
dent John A. Synodinos. He also is past
president of the Lebanon Valley College
Mr Reinhart is president of T.C.R.
Packaging, Inc., and Albee-Campbell Inc.,
Sinking Spring, PA. He has been a
Reading-area resident for 30 years and
currently resides in Wyomissing, with his
wife, Polly Ann, and son, David.
A rainy May 14th moved Lebanon Valley
College's 120th Commencement ceremonies in-
doors to the Miller Chapel where seats were
hard to find. May graduates (and a few others)
who are members of Tau Kappa Epsilon pose for
a parting shot (right).
Below: H.I.S., a Christian rock band made up of
Lebanon Valley College students, performs to a
Sunday afternoon Spring Arts Festival crowd.
Despite another rainy weekend, April 28-30, the
festival was a big success due in large part to a
first-ever fireworks display which drew in excess
of 3,000 people.
Actxiarial Science Graduate
Wins Fulbright Scholarship
In March, Leslie Mario, a January 1989
actuarial science graduate. Mount
Lebanon, PA, was awarded a Fulbright
Scholarship for study in Scotland during
the 1989-90 academic year Ms. Mario is
the eighth Fulbright Scholar in the last 14
years at Lebanon Valley College and the
second to be selected for a United
In Scotland, Ms. Mario will study
mathematical models of Acquired Im-
mune Deficiency Syndrome, or AIDS,
concentrating on the effects the disease
has had and will have on the insurance
industry. She will do her work at Heriot-
Watt University in Edinburgh in the
department of actuarial mathematics and
Ms. Mario was one of over 400
Fulbright candidates from throughout
the nation who were competing for 26
Fulbright Scholarships in the United
Kingdom. The formidable odds represent
a better than 16:1 ratio of applicants to
The purpose of the Fulbright Grant is
to increase mutual understanding bet-
ween the people of the United States and
other countries through the exchange of
persons, knowledge, and skills. Fulbright
Grants are funded under terms of the
Mutual Educational and Cultural Ex-
change Act of 1961 through an annual
appropriation made by Congress to USIA
Leslie takes a break from work in Philadelphia where
Leslie Mario '89 is Lebanon Valley College's eighth
Fulbright Scholar in 14 years. In September, she
will begin study in Scotland on the effect of
AIDS on the Insurance Industry.
and by foreign governments, universities,
corporations, and private donors.
"The work required to prepare for the
scholarship was very difficult," said Ms.
Mario. "Usually a proposal of study
begins in May. Since I only began in
September, I was severely pressed to meet
the October 27th deadline I knew in the
beginning that I needed a unique and
'eye-catching' subject and that there was a
good chance that I may end up not
receiving the scholarship."
Ms. Mario, who transferred from the
University of Pittsburgh to begin her
sophomore year at Lebanon Valley, came
here "because of the outstanding reputa-
tion of its actuarial science program and
the close relationship between the facul-
ty and the students. Had I continued to
attend a- large university, I probably
wouldn't have even known about this
Lebanon Valley College is considered
to have one of the premiere actuarial
science programs in the United States.
"The program is excellent because it
stresses the liberal arts education over
the technical aspects," said Ms. Mario.
she was employed this summer at the Reliance
Lebanon Valley College:
A Producer Of Fulbright
Leslie Mario's recent Fulbright Award is a
continuing reflection of the strength of
Lebanon Valley College's academic program.
Since 1976, the College has had eight students
named as Fulbright Scholars.
Rebecca Kost '76, received a Fulbright
Scholarship to study linguistics in West
Lee Charles Klingler '77 received the
Fulbright-Hays Scholarship to study higher
mathematics/topology in Germany.
Douglas Owen Ebersole '78 received the ITT
International Fellowship Award, which is
under the Fulbright-Hayes Program, to study
the Australian High Court at the University of
New South Wales.
Michael James Garnier '80 received the
alternate Fulbright Grant to study indepen-
dent legal studies in Paris, France This was in
conjunction with the Alliance Francaise de
New York Friborg Foundation Scholarship
which allowed him to study the international
law of nuclear liability.
Daniel Warren Coon '81 received a
Fulbright Scholarship to study color perspec-
tives at the Technical University in Berlin.
While in Berlin, he also worked on a project
at Bundesanstalt Fur Material Prufung.
Michael Fred Gross '82 received the ITT In-
ternational Fellowship in conjunction with
the Fulbright Award to study the effects of the
Amoco Cadiz oil spill on the vegetation of the
He Grande salt marsh in France
David Blouch '84 received a Fulbright to
study photovoltaic cells at Imperial College of
the University of London.
Alf leads the pack in College's rat race
by Joe Koscinski
Lebanon Bureau, Harrisburg Patriot
Look out, Carl Lewis. You've got
The newest world-class runner hap-
pens to be a furry, tan lightning bolt nam-
ed Alf. But he isn't the alien of television
Alf is a rat.
He isn't just any old rat. Alf was a gold-
medal winner in Lebanon Valley Col-
lege's inaugural "Rodent Olympics" held
on the campus on May 5th.
The tongue-in-cheek exercise was part
of the College's Learning and Memory
psychology course and included fierce
competition in maze racing and the
10-yard dash. Due to time constraints,
the rat "Slam Dunk" competition was
Alf set the pace with a winning time of
7.78 seconds in the maze after training
with Kathy Luckenbill, a sophomore
from Bemville Ms. Luckenbill said she
spent a half-hour each day of the prior
week teaching Alf how to run the maze
"I started training him by laying food in
the maze in the direction he should be
going," she said. "He learned it real fast."
His first run was a disappointing two
minutes, but he eventually reduced his
time to about nine seconds in practice,
Ms. Luckenbill said.
Dr Thomas Vilberg, the course instruc-
tor, said students had been working with
rats throughout the semester to unders-
tand how animals and people learn and
Students began by teaching the rats to
press levers to receive food as a reward.
Other memory experiments followed and
students finally "trained" their miniature
athletes to perform in the exercise
"The students become very attached to
their rats and even give their rats names,"
Professor Vilberg said. "As a result of that,
about one-third of the rats are taken
home at the end of the year"
Although the rats probably didn't know
it, there was quite a bit of incentive to do
well in the competition.
For the student "trainers" a winning rat
meant extra credit points in the course
For the rats, maybe the stakes were a little
bit higher: win or possibly become snake
Professor Vilberg said winning rats will
be bred to produce more subjects for
memory experiments for the next school
year The losers will go to ZooAmerica in
Hershey where they are used to feed en-
"We only want the smart rats," Pro-
fessor Vilberg commented.
Reprinted with permission
Recognized For Teaching
May graduate Laurie Mutz smiles with Dr. Wolf
after receiving a B.S. degree in biology.
Dr Paul L. Wolf, chairman and pro-
fessor of the biology department, and
Carolyn B. Scott, lecturer in French,
evening school, were presented awards
for teaching excellence from College
President John A. Synodinos during
Professor Wolf received the Lindback
Award for Distinguished Teaching; Pro-
fessor Scott the Nevelyn J. Knisley Award,
an award for adjunct instructional ex-
cellence and campus and community
Let the games begin! Excited spectators urge on a furry competitor who seems to be unsure of which
way to turn.
National Public Radio Correspondents
Speak at Commencement Ceremonies
National public radio correspondents Nina
Totenberg (left) and Linda Wertheimer were
awarded Doctor of Humane Letters degrees at
Lebanon Valley College's 120th Commencement.
President John A. Synodinos conferred
four honorar)' degrees at Lebanon Valley
College's 120th Commencement on May
Doctor of Humane Letters degrees were
conferred on Nina Totenberg and Linda
Wertheimer, this year's commenceinent
speakers and National Public Radio's
"Morning Edition," "All Things Con-
sidered," and "'Weekend Edition"
Ms. Wertheimer, National Public
Radio's political correspondent since
1971, regularly covers the United States
Senate. In 1988 she received a "Corpora-
tions for Public Broadcasting Local Pro-
gram Award " for her work on the Iran-
Ms. Totenberg is NPR's legal affairs cor-
respondent. In 1987, she received the
"Media Merit Award" from the Associa-
tion of Trial Lawyers for continued ex-
cellence in legal reporting.
"There are a lot of ways to be rich and
there are many kinds of compensation
that are available to you in this world.
Money is only one of them," said Ms.
Wertheimer as she and Ms. Totenberg
spoke to the 160 graduates about the
future that awaited them after Lebanon
"How are you going to conduct the rest
of your lives?" asked Ms. Totenberg. "Will
the choices that you make today really
make )'ou happy twenty years from now?
Are you stuck with the choices that you
make now? Will you turn around twenty
years from now and wonder if there is a
way out; a way to live differently for
yourself and for your countr)'?"
Both speakers challenged the Class of
1989 to serve their communities and to
strive for positive change in today's
world. They also stressed that the best
parts of their lives are yet to come.
"These are not the best years of your
life by a long shot," said Wertheimer, "at
least not in my experience. Work is ahead
of you and that, I think, will provide you
with the most satisfs'ing part of your life."
In addition to Ms. Totenberg's and Ms.
Wertheimer's honorar)- degrees. Presi-
dent Synodinos conferred the Doctor of
Divinity degree upon Felton E. May, the
baccalaureate speaker, and the Doctor of
Science degree upon Elizabeth K.
A native of Chicago, IL, Bishop May has
held his current position as bishop of the
Central Pennsylvania and Wyoming
Conferences of the United Methodist
Church since 1984. Dr. May received his
B.A. from Judson College and his M.Div.
from Crozer Theological Seminary.
Dr Weisburger is a 1944 honors
graduate of Lebanon Valley College, a
research chemist with almost four
decades of ser\'ice to public health, and a
long-time member and past chairperson
of the College's Board of Trustees.
Flannery Named Head Basketball
Coach at Lebanon Valley College
On July 5, 1989, the Lebanon Valley
College men's basketball program em-
barked on a new era when Pat Flannery,
then assistant at Drexel University, was
appointed to replace retiring head coach,
"There is a definite commitment by the
administration at Lebanon Valley College
to produce a quality basketball program,"
said Flannery. "1 believe in Lebanon
Valley College and 1 believe in the con-
ference they're in."
Flanner)' has been an assistant coach at
Drexel University the past five seasons.
Previous to Drexel, he served as an assis-
tant coach for two years at Bucknell
University and one year at William and
At Drexel, Flanner)' was responsible for
the coordination of all student-athlete
recruiting for the Dragons. He also ran
the team conditioning and weight pro-
grams in addition to his on-the-floor
At the July press conference introduc-
ing Flannery, the new men's basketball
coach was asked if there is a trend for
Division 1 assistants, like himself and
George Petrie, formerly at Bucknell (now
head coach at Gettysburg), skipping the
limelight to coach small school players?
"I had the opportunity to go to Mar-
quette and Northwestern as an assistant,"
he replied. "I was looking for an oppor-
tunity to run my own progratn. My goal
in coaching was to one day be a head
coach. Lebanon Valley College has given
me that chance. 1 don't know if it's a trend
as much as the person being right for the
situation. The game is the game The dif-
ference between major college players
and small college players may be an inch,
or a half-step, but there are plenty of guys
who can coach at any level."
Prior to his coaching career, Planner)'
was the floor leader on two of Bucknell's
winningest cage teams. He established
several career, season, and single-game
assist records from 1976 to 1980. Flan-
nery received his bachelor's degree in
1980 and a master's degree in 1983 from
Lebanon Valley College's new head basketball
coach Pat Flannery.
Men's Basketball Team Returns
from European Trip
The men's basketball team returned
from a successful 14-day tour of Europe
where they played a nine-game schedule
against teams from Germany, Holland,
Belgium, France, and Luxembourg.
"Awesome!" exlaimed Scott Barlup '90
when asked how the trip went. "The best
time I've ever had. The competition was
just as strong as in the U.S., but their in-
side play was much more physical than
the style we see here."
The team flew out of JFK Friday even-
ing, May 19, and arrived in Iceland early
Saturday morning for a brief layover
From there, it was on to Luxembourg,
where they toured the Old Center and
caught up on some much needed rest.
On Sunday, the team took the three-
hour bus ride to Koln, Germany, where
they played their first game against the
"Schalke 04" team from Gelsenkirchen.
LVC led at the half, 55-52, only to fall
short in the end, 100-112. Ron Fevola '89
was the Valley's leading scorer with 26
After some sightseeing the following
evening in Koln at the Dom-Cathedral,
the team was able to record their first
tour victory defeating "Boyer 04," 126-84,
behind May graduate Bill Kline's 21
points and sophomore Melvin Jackson's
The next stop for the 'Valley men was
the Netherlands where the team spent
two days touring in Amsterdam. 'While
there, the Flying Dutchmen played a
junior varsity /varsity doubleheader
basketball game versus the "Sportlife
Canadians." In the junior varsity tilt. Rod
Paul '92 and Mr Jackson led the Valley to
a 74-63 win. In the varsity game, LVC
came back from a 28-34 half-time deficit
to defeat the Canadians 78-61. Mr Barlup
led the way with 16 points and Ken
Latorre '90 and Mr Jackson each tallied
The team left the Netherlands early
Thursday morning and arrived in
Belgium for a two-day stay. While there,
the group defeated "BBC Boom" (99-73)
but lost their second game on the trip to
"Mercurius" from Antwerpen (96-99).
The Valley cruised to an easy victory ver-
sus BBC behind the hot outside shooting
of Mr Kline who scored 24 points in-
luding four 3-point field goals. The game
versus Mercurius was close the entire se-
cond half before the Valley fell behind.
Mr Barlup led the Valley with 20 points,
followed by Mr Fevola's 18 points.
From Belgium, the Flying Dutchmen
headed for Paris, France, where they did
plenty of sightseeing including: the Sacre
Coeur Church, a bus tour through the ci-
ty, the famous Champs-Elysees, the Eiffel
Tower, the Statue of Liberty, the Notre
Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum,
and a show.
During their final day in Paris, both the
Flying Dutchmen junior varsity and var-
sity teams came away with victories. Mr
Jackson (27 points) and Rod Baughman
The famous Amsterdam Windmills were among the many European trademarks visited by the team.
Scaffolding didn't hide the magnificent beauty of
the Rheims Cathedral in Rheims, France.
'92 (22 points) led the Valley junior varsi-
ty to a lop-sided 93-53 victory against
"C.S. LeLulas" while Mr Kline (17 points)
and Mr Barlup (16 points) led the varsity
in their 82-73 victory over "A.S. Bondy."
The final leg of the team's European
tour was Germany While there, they
toured Trier, the oldest city in Western
Europe, saw the Flying Dutchmen and
their entourage paying homage to U.S.
General Patton, and the over 50,000
soldiers buried at the Luxembourg
In Germany, the team played their final
European game against "U.F. Hiefenech,"
the Luxembourg national champions. Mr
Kline led the way once again with 23
points as the Flying Dutchmen defeated
the Luxembourg team 101-90.
On Thursday, June 1, the team boarded
a plane in Luxembourg for tfie long flight
home They arrived back in Annville at
2:00 a.m., Friday, Jpne 2.
The trip marked an emotional end of
retiring head coach Gordie Foster's
Lebanon Valley career "It was very gratif-
ing to see our team play so well against
the stiff European competition, especial-
ly the national champs from Luxem-
bourg," said Coach Foster "Our players
not only performed superbly, but also
were fine representatives of the College
and true ambassadors of the United
States of America."
(The information for this story was taken
from the diary of Anna Nissley '89,
scorekeeper, and written by Tim Eber-
sole, director of sports information.)
Daryl Hess '90 shows his outstanding pitching
form against Western Maryland. Hess was nam-
ed to the 1989 All ECAC Southern Region
The BASEBALL TEAM finished tied for
third in MAC Southwest League with 4-4
record. ..Dar)'l Hess '90 finished as
Valley's top pitcher with 4-1 record and
2.42 earned run average.. .Mr Hess named
to All ECAC Southern Region Baseball
Team ..Jay Yoder "91 and Troy Celesky
'91 were named to MASCAC baseball se-
cond team as a third baseman and
designated hitter, respectively. Mr Yoder
swung the bat at a .354 clip, while
Celesky was not far behind with a .344
batting average. The WOMEN'S SOFT-
BALL TEAM had four hitters bat over
.300 this past spring. Caprece Carrington
'91 (.371), Nannette Bassininsky '91
(.351), Kathryn Ford '92 (.345), and
Diane Churan '90 (.320) led the hit
parade for the "Valley.. .Ms. Bassininsky
was named to the MASCAC Softball first
team as a catcher. .The MEN'S GOLF
TEAM completes first winning season in
three years.. .First year head coach Lou
Sorrentino '54 was pleased with his
young team's 12-9 record. ..Tom
Giovinazzo "91 finished seventh out of
104 golfers at MAC tournament.. .Mr
Giovinazzo averaged 80.1 strokes in 13
rounds, including a 74 at White Deer
Country Club in Williamsport...At MAC
Championship in May, the Valley
WOMEN'S AND MENS TRACK AND
FIELD TEAMS finished ninth and
eleventh overall, respectively... Joann
Giannettino '90 finished first in the
400-meter hurdles in a time of 1;04.66,
breaking the MAC record (1:04.71) set
back in 1985.. .Ms. Giannettino's time also
shattered the Lebanon Valley College
record, but fell .22 seconds short of
qualifying her for nationals. .Ms. Gian-
nettino was awarded the MAC's David B.
Eavenson Sr Award which was named in
honor of the late MAC Director and given
joann Giannettino '91 prepares to jump during
action in the high jump event.
to the outstanding male and female
athlete each year in a different
event. ..Cindy Sladek '89 finished second
in the 800 meters in a time of 2:17.8.. .Ms.
Sladek won this event in 1988. Scott
Young '92 set a new school record in the
3000 meter steeplechase with a time of
9:43.34. ..Mr Young's time placed him
fourth in the race.. .Mr Young also finish-
ed ninth in the 5000 meters in a time of
15:46...John Galvin '90 ran the 1500
meters in a time of 4:09 giving him a
tenth place finish. ..In dual meet competi-
tion, the Valley women finished with a
strong 7-4 record, while the men con-
cluded the season at 4-7. .Six major
award recipients were named at the 40th
Annual Lebanon Valley College All
Sports Banquet. ..Helen Filippone '89
(Women's Sportsmanship Award), Bryna
Vandergrift '89 (Outstanding Woman
Athlete Award), Mike Betz '89 Qohn Zola
Memorial Award), Rory Hertzog '90
(Scott Wallace Memorial Award), Daryl
Hess '90 (Matson Memorial Award), and
Wendy Kiehl '92 (Fellowship of Chris-
tian Athlete's Athlete of the "Year Award).
Head men's basketball coach Gordie Foster
retired effective June l...Women"s head basket-
ball and track coach Jodi Foster, a Millikin
University graduate, was inducted into her
alma mater's Athletic Hall of Fame for her
outstanding achievements in basketball and
Softball as a student athlete..
Dan Tredinnick '91 runs in 1600 meter relay
event during the meet with Juniata and
Plans are taking shape for Homecom-
ing 1989, October 14. In addition to the
traditional Homecoming Carnival,
parade, football game, and student play,
there will be an alumnae field hockey
game, a management department get-
together (4-8 p.m.), an elementar)' educa-
tion department open house, and re-
unions for the Classes of '64, '69, '74, '79,
Look for more information in the mail
or call Mar)' Jean Bishop '84, director of
Alumni and Parents Programs, at
717/867-6221 for details.
While "spring housecleaning," the
Alumni Programs Office discovered a
"plethora" of old yearbooks wasting away,
unread, in the attic. We have boxes of
memory-packed books from 1964
through 1983 (except 1967 and 1969).
If you would like one (or several!) of
these yearbooks to complete your collec-
tion (or replace your old, worn-out
copy!), send $4.00 to cover postage and
handling to the Alumni and Parents Pro-
grams Office, Lebanon Valley College,
Annville, PA 17003, while supplies last.
Be sure to specify the year desired.
Recognize the Faces?
On Saturday, June 3, 1989, the Classes of 1939, 1954, and 1959, were among those
who celebrated anniversaries with reunion gatherings during the Alumni Weekend
photos bv |ohn Strutter
Almost 400 people returned
to campus in beautiful weather
for this year's Alumni Weekend
festivities, June 2, 3, and 4.
In addition to the annual
Alumni Awards Luncheon,
returning graduates were treated
to an authentic New England
Clam Bake with clams, lobsters,
and com-on-the-cob, an out-
door jazz cafe with "Third
The Class of 1954 "packed the house" to
celebrate their 35th Reunion together at the Her-
shey Lodge on Saturday evening.
The 1989 Alumni Citation awards for distinguished career achievement were presented during the
Alumni Awards Luncheon on Saturday. From left to right, they are: Dr. David P. Sheetz '48, Mr. Erich
G. Linker '70, Dr. Elizabeth Unger '72, Mrs. |une Eby Herr '34, and Mr. Robert P. Tschop '39.
1989 Distinguished Alumnus, Dr. Martin L.
Gluntz '53, addresses Lebanon Valley graduates
after being cited at the annual Alumni Awards
Luncheon on Saturday.
This year's Miles Rigor Society alumni inductees included (from left to right): Mr. Robert D. Hoffsom-
mer Jr. '52, Mr. Dale C. Schimpf '69, Dr. Robert F. Early '48, Dr. Robert M. Kline '50, Mr. William
Gingrich '65, and Mrs. Rita Castiglia Mackrides '55. Inductees not pictured are: Dr. Russell L.
Gingrich '47 and Dr. Christian G. Wornas '42.
Stream" tours of local private
rose gardens, rose displays, and
rose-care demonstrations by the
Harrisburg Rose Society and
rosarian Steve Scanniello 78.
Also, Classes of 1929, 1934,
1939, 1944, 1949, 1954, and
1959 got together Saturday
evening to celebrate their
)ohn Ness '40, the Alumni Weekend Memorial Service guest minister, and his wife, Naomi, anticipate a
lobster feast at the clam bake on Friday evening.
Alice and Bill Kelly, '54, '54 (donning lobster
N vs^ bibs!) set about the task of enjoying their
Below: 1975 graduate Tom Strohman's (right)
4-man band, "Third Stream," helped kick-off the
weekend with a two-hour outdoor jazz concert
after the clam bake.
Glenda Synodinos welcomes 1939 graduates
Evalyn Mae Strickler and Tom Cuinivan to
Kreiderheim for the Class of 1939's Golden An-
niversary Reunion on Saturday evening.
photos by John Stauffer
Samuel Clark '27 has recovered from com-
plications following heart surgery and was a
part of this year's Alumni Weekend festivities!
Christine Gruber Kreider '34 is living in the
Homestead Village Apartments, Lancaster, PA.
Jerome Frock '25, on February 20, 1987.
■WilUam O. Road '25, on Februar>' 28, 1989, in
Clair M. Daniel '27, on October 30, 1988, after
a long illness.
H. Darkes Albright '28, on August 12, 1988.
Martin H. Meyer '29, on June 6, 1988.
Glenn E. Bendigo '30
Mary E. Rank Hain '30, on March 24, 1989.
Anna Krebs Kingsley '34, on May 9, 1982.
Robert H. Shelter '36, on July 19, 1988
Conrad K. Curry '41 retired from the federal
government and resides in Washington, DC.
Evelyn Ware Lynch '41 went on a safari in
February to Kenya and Tanzania,
Marth Crove Epply '43 retired June 10, 1988,
after 38 years of teaching in New Cumberland
and Camp Hill, PA.
Gordon B. Kemp '46 retired in November
1987 and moved to Naples, FL, after 30 years
of practicing opthamology.
A. Alfred Delduco '48 is a self-employed at-
torney in West Chester, PA.
Ralph A. Downey '49 retired as chairman of
the department of music at Fort Lewis Col-
lege, Durango, TX, culminating a 40-year
music education career
Charles W. Tome Jr '49 retired after 35 years
of teaching. .31 of which were spent at the Red
Lion Area High School, Red Lion, PA.
Robert J. Miller '47, on March 16, 1989.
Robert L. Withelder '47, on July 7, 1988, in
"Walter P. Mahoney '48, on June 11, 1988.
Chet Richwine '51 retired from the Harrisburg
Symphony Orchestra, July 1988, after 40 years
Stanley E Imboden '55 was LVC's 1988 bac-
calaureate service speaker He was awarded
the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity at
the commencement exercises on May 8, 1988.
Since 1978 he has been rector of St. James
Episcopal Church in Lancaster, PA.
Marian Marcus Warden '57 has been named
to the board of directors of Hamilton Bank.
She is also the treasurer of Warden Co., the
president and chief executive officer of
MetroArts, the board secretary for the Arts
Coalition and Citizens for the Arts, and a
member of the Rotar\' Club in Harrisburg.
Thomas B. Carmany '58 received a 1989 New
Mexico Distinguished Public Service Award
for his numerous achievements and years of
service to improve the health care services for
the people of Gallup and McKinley Counties,
John W. Hess '50, on April 8, 1989.
Mark G. Raessler '51, on November 23, 1988.
Robert E Rhein '51, on Februar)' 1, 1989, after
a long illness.
Elizabeth Kemmerhng Kay '53, on December
Merle L. Wise '53, past president of the
Lebanon "Valley College Alumni Association,
died on March 27, 1989.
Elwyn F. Spangler '54, in January 1987, in
New York City.
Leigh Munro '64 is portraying the role of
Carlotta in "Phantom of the Opera" with
Michael Crawford in Los Angeles this
John A. Uhrich '65 is co-coordinator of the
National Rainbow Coalition in the 10th Con-
gressional District (Brooklyn, NY). John earn-
ed both his masters of social work degree and
his M.Ed, and is a social worker in the New
York City School System. In addition, he
maintains a private psychotherapy practice
Charles "V. Liles '66 is the vice-president of
Arico Systems, a direct mail service firm in
Springfield, "VA. (We apologize for the
misprinting of Charles' last name in our last
Ronald D. Newmaster '67 received the Navy
Meritorious Civilian Service Award for his ef-
forts in managing the physical data base
design for five major systems modernization
Alan P. Hague '68 is a CPA for Arthur
Anderen & Co., Dallas, TX.
Fritz Detwiler '69 is an associate professor of
philosophy/religion at Adrian College,
Kathleen Bowman and Larry A. Bowman '70
had a son, Samuel Meyer, on August 16, 1988.
Larry was elected and is serving as the 1989
president of the New York State Chamber of
Commerce Executives Association, which is
an organization representing the Chamber of
Commerce professionals in New York.
Larry P. Fenner "71 recently completed a one-
year internship for certification as a specialist
in blood banking at the National Institutes of
Health in Bethesda, MD. Larry is currently
employed in the Transfusion Transmitted
"Viruses Laboratory of the Department of
Transfusion Medicine at the National In-
stitutes of Health.
Jane E.S. McCormick '71 is teaching K-5 at
Lenkerville Elementary, in the Millersburg
School District. She also is the mother of two
Karen Tortura Haas '72 is employed as
Recreation Specialist 1 (director of
fitness/weight room/martial arts) at the Dale
City Recreation Center, Dale City, "VA.
Nancy A. Lawton Zerbe '74 and Chuck Zerbe
'72 live in Terre Haute, IN. Chuck is a quality
control manager for Chesty Foods/Snacktime,
a division of Borden, and Nancy is a teacher
They also have a son, Peter, who is seven.
Richard Zweier '72, music supervisor and
choral director at Vernon Township High
School, NJ, served as choral conductor for the
1989 New Jersey Opera Festival last March. In
addition, he has been selected to conduct the
Mississippi State University's high school
summer camp choral program this summer
Don B. Frantz '73 was staging director for the
Super Bowl half-time show last January.
Presently, he is manager of entertainment for
the Universal Studios Tour, Hollywood, CA.
Debbie Ellis McHenry '73 is enrolled at
Millersville University studying to become a
Cheryl Wubbena '73 and Benjamin F Keckler
111 were married on January 7, 1989.
Ruth McAllister Burgess '74 and Mark A.
Burgess '75 have a daughter, Noelle Elizabeth,
born December 27, 1988.
Matthew Nichols '74 and Paula Horn Nichols
'77 are both teaching at McCurdy Mission
Rose Dilworth and Thomas C. Dilworth '75
had a second son, Zachary Ryan, on March
Tomilyn Campbell Forbes '75 and her family
have moved from Harrisburg to Cedarburg,
Sherie Warlow Strohman '79 and Thomas M.
Strohman '75 had a baby, Megan Kate, on
March 29, 1989. Tom is an adjunct instructor
in music for Lebanon Valley College Tom and
Third Stream helped us "kick off Alumni
Weekend this year with an outdoor jazz con-
cert on Friday, June 2.
Cynthia L. Boehler '76 teaches chemistry at
the Eastern Lebanon County High School,
Jan Campbell Craver '76 is cost accounting
manager for Wachouia Bank & Trust,
Carol Mannik Richters '76 is now working as
a programmer/analyst for Johnson & Johnson
in New Brunswick, NJ. Also, she continues to
pursue music as a member of a woodwind
quintet and as organist for the Holy Ghost
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lakewood, NJ.
Janet Kachel Smith '76 is currently teaching
third grade at Forest Park Elementary in Boyn-
ton Beach, FL.
Susan HoUowell Cooper '77 and Thomas N.
Cooper have a second child, Brian Lee, born
November 2, 1988.
Kay Futty Kelsey '77 and Raymond Kelsey
have three children, Raymond III (born
December 31, 1982), Melissa (born April 25,
1986), and Allison (born July 22, 1988).
Donna Brinkworth '78 married Patrick
Cullinan '79 on October 16, 1982. They have
two children, Sean (born September 5, 1985),
and Meghan (born Februar)' 5, 1987). Donna
is an enrolled actuary with J. M. Singley &
Associates, Inc., Media, PA. Pat is an assistant
men's lacrosse coach at West Chester Univer-
sity and is studying for a masters degree in
David Ballaban '79 is assistant registrar at
Jan Patricia Garber Schoch '72, in April, 1989
Kathy Maniscalco '80 helped organize and
participated in the April 9th "March for
Women's Equality and Women's Lives" in
Washington, D.C. She remains as president of
Norristown N.O.W for the second consecutive
year Kathy also teaches the older toddler
class at Les Petits Cherubs, Audobon Campus,
near Norristown, PA.
Elaine Holzmacher and Alan J. Nichols '80
were married in June 1983. The couple had a
son, Christopher Alan, on June 4, 1986. Also
in 1986, Alan received his M.S. degree in
bacteriology from Wagner College He is cur-
rently working as a laboratory manager at the
Metropolitan Hospital in Pinellas Park, FL.
Larene Persons '80 and Kevin A. DeVine were
married in August, 1984. They have one son,
Alexander Lewis, born on August 8, 1987.
Larene is a staff nurse at Morristown
Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ.
Marsha V. Poust '80 was promoted to senior
financial analyst for UNISYS Defense Systems
in January, 1989. Marsha currently resides in
LVC's Music Alumni
Well Represented in
The annual conference of the Penn-
sylvania Music Educators Association,
April 13-15, had the largest registration in
its history this year — surpassing even
the 50th Anniversary Conference of
1983. A record-breaking 1,700 music
educators plus 25 conductors and their
respective performing ensembles
assembled in Hershey for the Annual In-
The Lebanon Valley College music
department was especially well-
represented. Five LVC music alumni are
currently serving on the PMEA executive
board: Irene Ranck Christman '39, ex-
ecutive secretar)'; George Curfman '53
(current LVC music faculty member and
acting chairperson), higher education
representative and Pennsylvania's
representative to MENC's Society for
Music Teacher Education; Cynthia
Reifsnyder Conway '71 curriculum/in-
struction chairperson for District 7 and
member of the Committee for the Selec-
tion of the State Song; Paula Clarke '75,
chairperson of Music for Special
Learners; and Mary Lippert Miller '68,
state curriculum/instruction coordinator.
Seven LVC music alumni served on the
planning committee for the conference
during the year: Irene Ranck Christman;
George Curfman; Kenneth Hayes '51,
rnember of MENC's Task Force on Opera
Education; Mary Lippert Miller '68;
Shirley Huber Miller '63, PMEA's String
Orchestra chairperson and secretary of
the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National
String Orchestra Association; Paula
Clarke; and Cynthia Reifsnyder Conway.
Barry S. Selinsky "80 is a chemistr)' professor
at Villanova University, Villanova, PA.
Cynthia Todoroff '80 and David S. Todoroff
'80 have a daughter, Stephanie Nicole, born
May 16, 1988.
Richard W. Burke '81 was promoted to vice-
president of domestic production manage-
ment for CoreStates Financial Corporation.
Linda J. Holdcraft '81 is a CPA with Schleeter,
Monsen, & Debacker, Charleston, SC.
Albert M. Kanousky '81 is a service manager
for the Firestone Tire and Rubber Co., Sun-
John (Randy) MacClary '81 lives in Florida
with his wife Charline and children Thomas,
John, and Katie. He works as a vocational
evaluator for Orange Co. Correctional Center,
and is studying for his masters degree at the
Other LVC music alumni involved in
Robert Lau '65 presented a conference
session on "The Philosophy and Applica-
tions for Practice for the Music Lesson."
Pierce Getz '52 (current music faculty at
LVC) conducted the Lebanon Valley Col-
lege Alumni Chorale in concert.
Thomas Strohman '75 (current adjunct
music faculty at LVC) presented a session
on "The Use of Electronics in the
Teaching of Music Performance"
William Higgins '64 presented a session
on "The Applications of Computers in
Robert Kain '72 presented a demonstra-
tion on repairing string instruments.
John McKenzie '53 conducted a perfor
mance by his band from Lampeter-
Strasburg School District.
Kathleen Ryan '88 and Cynthia Conway
taught the 7th and 8th grade general
music classes of the Lebanon School
District the musical Nickelodeon which
was performed at the conference under
the direction of its composer, John Jacob-
son. Kathryn Albert Heckard '47 is
music coordinator for that school
Kenneth Laudermilch '65 conducted a
concert by his West Chester State Univer-
sity Wind Ensemble.
Marlin Houck '64 and Carol Anderson
'85 both served on a panel.
Thomas Schwalm '64 conducted his Jazz
Show Choir which provided the main
entertainment for the conference
Still more LVC alumni, too numerous
to mention here, represented the College
as hosts, registration staff, school district
representatives, business representatives,
and exhibit booth staff.
University of Central Florida.
Rodger C. Martin '81 is enrolled in the doc-
toral program at UCLA.
Carol Withers Zellner '81 and Gary R. Zellner
'81 have both completed their masters of
science degrees in education from Western
Maryland College Gar)' received his M.S. and
principal's certification in 1985. Carol receiv-
ed her M.S. and reading specialist's certifica-
tion in 1988. Carol teaches 3rd grade and
Gary 6th grade in Keefauver Elementary
School, Gettysburg, PA.
Janet Huber Braightmeyer '82 teaches general
and instrumental music in the Solanco
School District, Quarry\'ille, PA, She now has
two children, Eric Wesley (born September
23, 1986) and Kelli Renee (born July 22,
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Carolyn Winfrey Gillette '82 and Bruce
Gillette have a son, John Winfrey, born May 8,
1988. Carolyn and Bruce are Presbyterian
ministers in Andover and Sussex, NJ.
Yvonne Wyrick and Michael Johnson '82
were married on Saturday, May 6, 1989.
Debra S. Egolf '83 received her Ph.D. in
chemistry from Penn State in December, 1988,
and is currently teaching analytical chemistr)'
at Dickinson College In the fall of 1989 she
will be moving to Ohio where she has been
appointed assistant professor of physical
chemistry at Marietta College.
Sharon Ford Wilson '83 and Aubrey Wilson
had twins, Stephen Michael and Chelsea
Elizabeth, born May 6, 1989.
Kathleen Basehore '84 received her MA in
Clinical Psychology from West Chester
Liniversity in December 1988.
Deb Chopko '84 and Charles F. Markelwith
were married on October 22, 1988. Deb is a
technical support representative for Cor-
porate Data Systems in Cherry Hill, NJ.
Carol A. Denison '84 and Michael A. Brame
were married on March 18, 1989. Carol is a
developmental reading specialist at John Har-
ris High School (Harrisburg, PA) and resides
in New Cumberland, PA.
Diane R. Kamp '84 is a consumer respondent
for Hershey Foods Corporation, Hershey.
Brenda Norcross Woods '84 works at Kinder-
care. She and John Woods '86 currently reside
in Palmyra, PA.
Diana Carey '85 is working as a foreign coor-
dinator at Aries Electronics in Frenchtown, NJ.
Catherine Cobb and Michael G. Cobb '85
now have two children, Megan Elizabeth (age
3'/2) and "new arrival" Sean Michael (born
January' 9, 1989). The Cobbs moved to
Michigan in June 1988, where Michael is
senior marketing representative for American
President Lines, Detroit.
Paul M. Gouza '85 is an office manager for
Pickering, Corts, & Summerson, Inc.,
Sanjay Saxena '85 is a student at Jefferson
Julia M. Gallo-Torres '86 and Jon L. Spotts '85
were married on September 17, 1988. He is an
internal auditor for Sears, Roebuck, and Co. in
Chicago, IL. She is a publisher's assistant. The
couple resides in Chicago.
Deborah A. Howard '86 and Bruce Paulson
were married on July 23, 1988. Deborah is a
UNIX C programmer for AT&T in Somerset,
Susan Corbett Simonton '86 and Robert
Simonton have a daughter, Sarah Jane, born
on January 28, 1989.
John Bishop '87 and Genise Campolettano
were married on May 20, 1989. The couple
resides in Pasadena, MD.
Sandra Mohler DeBlasi '87 is a medical clerk
at the 34th General Hospital, General Service
in Augsburg, Germany.
Jeanne Hagstrom '87 is now working in the
accounting department for Signal Construc-
tion, and has also been acting chairperson of
the Young Republicans of VA, Arlington Area,
Ursula A. Hoey '87 married Geoffrey F.
Jeff Lesher '87 is supervisor of cost estimating
& design for VARCO, Inc., Watseka, IL.
Kim S. Luthy McDonald '87 is a financial
planner for Ford Financial Group, East
Hanover, NJ. She has been married to James R.
McDonald since May, 1988, and since
graduating has become licensed in real estate,
health life and accident insurance sales.
Joe Pennington '87 is a second year student at
Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.
Laurie Sava '87 is the director of music
ministry at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in the
Olney Section of Philadelphia. She is respon-
sible for leading seven choirs, including a
German Choir which sings at the weekly Ger-
Roberta Lynne Arbogast "88 is a project/pro-
gram associate for MetroAns in Harrisburg,
Thomas Bowman '88 is an assistant manager
of Beer World, Mechanicsburg, PA.
Steven Brady '88 is a manfacturer's represen-
tative for M.A.R Sales, Clifton, NJ.
Thomas P. Donley '88 is a production planner
for the Lebanon Chemical Corporation,
Kathy Early Eshelman '88 is a corporate af-
fairs administrator for the American Water
Works Service Co., Inc., in Hershey, PA.
JoDee A. Huratiak '88 is an accountant for
Good Samaritan Hospital, Pottsville, PA.
Rebecca Rich Long '88 is now a first year
medical student at Jefferson Medical College
in Philadelphia. She is spending her fifth
summer at the Hershey Medical Center with
the artificial heart program.
Stacie Micheel '88 is a student at Jefferson
Medical College Philadelphia, PA.
Edward Slagle '88 is a systems engineer for
Electrical Data Systems (EDS) in Piano, TX.
PatrickJ. Miorin '88 is a registered represen-
tative for Prudential Financial Ser\'ices,
Palmyra, PA. Patrick has been married since
1982, and is the father of two children,
Christopher (3 yrs.), and Elizabeth, (7
Kim M. Nye "88 and Scott Heisey were mar-
ried on May 28, 1988
Sue Toland '88 is a first year student at the
Medical College of Pennsylvania,
Catherine M. Waltermyer "88 and Mark B.
Boyanowski were married on May 21, 1988.
Catherine is a management analyst for the
Naval Sea Logistics Center, Mechanicsburg,
Kristel J. Yoder '88 is an actuarial assistant for
Towers Perrin, Phi'^.;
Please call the Alumni Office at 717/867-6220 for more information.
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Management Dept. Open House 4:00 p.m.
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Dinner 6:00 p.m.
New York City Alumni Bus Trip
Christmas at the Valley
June 1, 2, & 3
Quiz Bowl Competition
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their input. If you have not already done
so, please return your questionnaire to-
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information will be accurately included
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phase of this project will begin. Alumni
will be receiving a telephone call from
Harris Publishing Company, the official
publisher of our Directory. Please give
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of the Lebanon Valley College Directory,
please advise the Harris representative
during the conversation, since this will
be the only opportunity alumni will have
to order the book. Scheduled for release
in March/April 1990, the Lebanon Valley
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the definitive reference of over 8,716 of
our alumni. Don't miss the opportunity
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