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g Science at 
a Small College 

Research is Flourishing 
in Lebanon Valley's Labs 


Change is in the Air 

The Valley— like the college's campus— is 
undergoing major renovation, and the 
changes are more than superficial. We are 
striving to bring you a magazine that not 
only keeps alumni and friends informed 
about the college and its people, but also 
about our involvement in some of the 
important issues and trends of the day. 

The interview with philosopher Philip 
Hallie, who spoke at our recent "Ethics 
and Evil" seminar, explores the origins of 
human cruelty and compassion and their 
manifestations in modern society. 

The special eight-page section on the 
college's science programs demonstrates 
that while the sciences may be in trouble 
in other areas of the country, here at 
Lebanon Valley we are continuing a long 
tradition of turning out top-notch science 

The feature on our two most enthusiastic 
continuing education students— Helen War- 
ren, 88, and Jean Schmidt, 77— proves 
that as many adults across the country are 
discovering, it's never too late to go back 
to school. 

The personality profile of basketball 
coach Pat Flannery takes the reader behind 
the scenes to learn about the interesting 
techniques Pat used to turn a team with a 
15 -year losing streak into a winner. 

In this issue, and those to come, you 
will also find new departments like News 
Briefs, Newsmakers and Sports. Old sec- 
tions like Alumni News and Class Notes 
have been given a brighter, more contem- 
porary look. And our feature articles— 
contributed by outstanding local writers 
and photographers— are original works, 
commissioned specifically for our maga- 

We hope you'll be pleased with the new 
Valley. We look forward to receiving your 

John A. Synodinos 


Judy Pehrson 

Vol. 8, Number 1 

The Valley 

Lebanon Valley College Magazine Spring 1990 J 








Editor: Judy Pehrson 

Steve Bornfeld 
Beth Arburn Davis 
Greg Bowers 
Tim Ebersole 

The Valley is published by Lebanon 
Valley College and distributed without 
charge to alumni and friends. It's pro- 
duced in cooperation with the Johns 
Hopkins University Alumni Magazine 
Consortium. Editor: Donna Shoemaker; 
Assistant Editor: Sue De Pasquale; 
Designer: Royce Faddis. 

Send comments or address changes to: 
Office of College Relations 
Lebanon Valley College 
101 N. College Avenue 
Annville, PA 17003-0501 

On the Cover: 

Biology major Jim Dillman prepares a 
specimen for examination under the 
transmission electron microscope. 

Cruelty and Compassion 

Explore humanity's capacity for evil — and for goodness - 
with philosopher Philip Hallie. 

By Steve Bornfeld 

"Grandma's Going to College" 

Back in the classroom after 60 years, Helen Warren and 
Jean Schmidt have found a whole new world. 

By Beth Arburn Davis 

A Winning Attitude 

Find out how newcomer Pat Flannery coached the men's 
basketball team to its first winning season in 15 years. 

By Greg Bowers 


The Best of Both Worlds 

Lebanon Valley science graduates consistently go on to 
top-ranked Ph.D. programs and prestigious posts. The 
secret 1 ? A small liberal arts program with the resources 
of a major research university. 

By Judy Pehrson 


Cruelty & 

Philosopher Philip Hallie 
explores humanity's darkest 
urges— and its capacity 
for goodness. 

By Steve Bornfeld 

Open a history book — any 
period, any place — and find 
endless examples of unde- 
niable human cruelty — 
genocide, slavery, inva- 
sions, military occupations. 

Open a newspaper— any city, any 
day— and find testimony to humanity's 
darkest urges — murder, rape, physical 
abuse, torture. 

While few of us lay claim to sainthood, 
most of us would take credit for living 
decent lives, guided by civility and ethics. 
Yet the potential for cruelty, as history 
repeatedly demonstrates, is enormous and 

"The origins of cruelty are as deep as 
biology can go," says Philip Hallie, the 
67-year-old Wesleyan University philoso- 
phy professor whose ongoing study of 
human cruelty and compassion has spawned 
numerous books, articles and lectures. 
Hallie spoke to The Valley prior to his 
participation in the college's symposium 
"Ethics and Evil" on April 25 and 26. 

"Cruelty stems from power, which is the 
crushing and grinding of a sentient being. 
That could be the psychological power of 
a husband over a wife, or the economic 
power of the United States over South 
American countries that have been ex- 
ploited," Hallie says. "It could be the 
physical power of a strong boy over a weak 
boy, or the incredible multiple power of a 
white-coated, Aryan, German doctor lean- 
ing over a bloody table with a little Jewish 
or gypsy girl for so-called medical experi- 
ments, cutting up parts of that child's body 
without anesthesia," he continues. 

"Given our instinct to survive, there is 
a tendency in human beings to use that 
power to crush and grind those who don't 
have as much power." 

Hallie points out that "cruelty is going 
on in various ways across the planet now" 
in nations such as Nicaragua, Romania, 
Poland, India, China and South Africa. 
"There's so much of a struggle between 
the cruel facts of society and people trying 
to fight it with compassion. There's no 
major spot in the world where it's not 
happening." In this country, he notes, we 
have the homeless and "many young black 
males locked into a life of crime." 

Hallie's credentials on this topic are 
extensive. The Middletown, CT, resident, 
who earned his master's degree and Ph.D. 
from Harvard University, is the author of 
several books, including The Paradox of 
Cruelty and, most notably, Lest Innocent 
Blood Be Shed, which has been translated 
into German, Italian and Japanese. 

Published in 1979 by Harper & Row, the 
book was named best non-fiction work of 
that year by the Christopher Society, and 
one of the best books of the year by The 
New York Times. Plans are under way to 
adapt it as a feature film. It tells the story 
of Le Chambon, a small French village 
that saved thousands of Jews from Nazi 
death camps during World War II. 

"My little village of Le Chambon had 
power, so much so that the Germans didn't 
dare strike it," says Hallie. "But that was 
the power of disarming love. They weren't 
just trying to save the lives of Jewish kids, 

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but also the Germans' lives by keeping 
them from doing evil. They didn't hate 
them, they loved them." 

Knowledge of the balance of power and 
life's cruelties came early to Hallie, who 
was born and raised in the 1930s in the 
grittiness of Chicago's southside slums. 
Taunted by anti-Semitic slurs and repeat- 
edly beaten, Hallie learned to fight power 
with power. 

"In order to stop the cruelty, I had to 
become almost more powerful than the 
victimizer. I had to become mean and 
tough and tricky to survive. And when I 
went into combat in World War II, I saw 
that confirmed with the mass cruelties of 
Hitler. He could only be stopped not by 
love, but by a power equal and opposite 
to his." 

Though he had grown up amid Chicago's 
crime and gang violence, it was his 
experience in Germany of crossing the 
Rhine with the Seventh Army that most 
profoundly affected him and tapped his 
passionate study of ethics. 

It was 1945. On a hillside above 
Mannheim, Germany, Hallie's outfit fired 
on a garrison of Hitler's SS troops below. 
They shot white phosphorous shells, which 
can burn stone into dust. When they later 
inspected the carnage, they found chunks 
of German boys' arms and decapitated 
heads, eyes open and staring. It was a 
gruesome sight no abstract theory could 
explain. He began searching for the logic 
of apparent madness. 

Though the villagers of Le Chambon 
demonstrated that the power of love can 
go toe to toe with the power of hate, he 
has no illusions about its limitations. 

"I'm a skeptic and too realistic to believe 
that Hitler could have been kissed to 
death," Hallie says. "If the rest of the 
world had adopted Le Chambon's non- 
violent attitude, I'm convinced Hitler would 
today have his thousand-year empire. His 
power was brutal. We had to strike down 
Hitler. There was no room to be compas- 

But the impact of Hitler still affects the 
world, Hallie says. "When Hitler was 
struck down, the massive, systematic, 
institutional cruelty he created was smashed 
into a thousand fragments of cruelty. The 
bits and pieces of it have become sparks 
all over the world." 

Trying to explain cruelty is futile, ac- 

cording to Hallie. He notes that humans are 
driven by three fundamental urges: the 
need to eat, to keep other creatures from 
getting our food and to reproduce. "These 
drives have carried with them necessary 
destruction and even cruelty. This is part 
of our condition in nature. When you try 
psychological explanations for cruelty, well, 
there are so many occasions for cruelty 
that these generalizations don't mean any- 

In the psychological dance between 
victimizer and victim, Hallie acknowledges 
that victims sometimes invite their predica- 
ment, but he vehemently refuses to shift 
responsibility to them. 

"This is one of the most thorny, painful 
aspects of studying cruelty," he says. 
"Some men will say that women ask for it 
when they get raped. Some imperialists 
will say that blacks or whoever were 
dominated because they asked for it by 
virtue of their supposed inferiority. 

"This is a very dangerous mode of 
thought. Like a tango, cruelty takes two, 
but you shouldn't go beyond the visible, 
plain facts. The powerless person can be 
attractive, so the powerful person wants to 
seize their body or riches, but the victim- 
izer is the victimizer, and you dare not 
forget it." 

He also dismisses generalizations about 
whether mankind can outgrow its penchant 
for power and cruelty. 

"We shouldn't worry about whether the 
world is getting better or worse, but 
whether our respective worlds are getting 
better or worse. Those we can do some- 
thing about," he says. "You can mind 
your own little garden, but it can become 
a beacon, a lighthouse to keep others from 
piling up on the rocks." Le Chambon was 
a little garden, he notes, and people came 
to see it as a place where cruelty could be 

Having extensively studied cruelty, and 
having paired it with compassion in the tale 
of Le Chambon, Hallie is moving on to a 
detailed study of goodness with his work-in- 
progress, tentatively titled Joshua, Henry 
and Philip. The book will detail the 
heroism of U.S. Coast Guard founder 
Joshua James, who saved countless lives 
during the brutal winter storms at the turn 
of the century. 

"I've found him to be the most exhila- 
rating, exciting instance of goodness, the 

kind of goodness that doesn't have theories 
or philosophies. Just silent, effective, to- 
tally reliable goodness. The phenomenon 
of goodness is very exciting to me, and 
should be explored more," he says. 

Good and evil. Cruelty and compassion. 
Philip Hallie climbs no soapboxes on these 
topics, makes no rousing speeches for the 
betterment of mankind. He siirHv explores 
and dissects the complexities ot u. s uman 
mind and soul, trying to understand. 

And understanding breeds compassion. 

Steve Bornfeld is a New York journalist. 

Ethics and ....? 

The Ethics and Evil Symposium, 
held at the college April 25 and 26, 
is the first in a series of symposia 
planned over the next several years. 

According to President John Synodi- 
nos, each symposium will pair the ele- 
ment of ethics with one other concern of 
our society. Plans are currently under 
way for a second symposium, "Ethics 
and Technology." 

Philip Hallie, Griffin Professor of 
Philosophy and Humanities at Wesleyan 
University, was the keynote speaker for 
the Ethics and Evil Symposium spon- 
sored in part by Alcoa. 

He participated afterward in a wide- 
ranging panel discussion with three other 
experts in the field of ethics: Robert 
Proctor of the New School for Social 
Research; Richard Gabriel, professor of 
politics at St. Anselm's College; and J. 
Willard O'Brien, professor of law at 
Villanova University. 

Arthur Ford, newly appointed associ- 
ate academic dean, directs the sympo- 
sium series. He says the series is one 
more way in which Lebanon Valley can 
raise important issues of our time before 
the entire college community. 

Ford notes that the series is also open 
to all friends of the college. "We made 
a special effort to invite those people who 
have shown an interest in the Valley as 
well as the community at large." 

The next symposium, scheduled for the 
spring of 1991, will be part of the 
college's 125th anniversary celebration. 

Spring 1990 

Going to 

More than 60 years after 
they ended their formal school- 
ing, Jean Schmidt and Helen 
Warren are back to the books. 

By Beth Arburn Davis 

Helen Warren's room looks 
much like that of a typical 
college student. Teddy bears 
and other stuffed animals sit 
atop the pink-flowered bed- 
spread. A typewriter, with paper rolled 
into it, stands near a portable study table 
dominated by papers and texts. 

She is, indeed, a college student, but 
typical, no. At 88, Mrs. Warren is taking 
her first college-level class— cultural ge- 
ography. And her room is not in the 
dormitory, it is in the United Church of 
Christ Home (UCCH), where she has 
resided for 15 years. 

"When I decided to enter the United 
Church of Christ Home in Annville, my 
daughter said, 'That is great. Now you can 

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take some courses at the college,' " Mrs. 
Warren said in an interview during one of 
the few free periods she has these days. 
"Through the years I would scan the 
brochures from the college to see if the 
courses offered were in the day, time and 
type in which I would be interested." 

Finally, another resident, Jean Schmidt, 
signed up for the course in cultural geogra- 
phy and asked Mrs. Warren to join 
her. Mrs. Schmidt, 77, a native of Scot- 
land whose soft, melodic brogue is still 
apparent 61 years after coming to the 
United States, was intrigued by the idea 
of studying geography. 

"I've always wanted to know where I 
am in the world," she says. "Most people 
have tunnel vision, I think." 

Dr. Madelyn J. Albrecht teaches the 
class. "I was told that there would be a 
couple of older ladies attending," she 
recalls. "I thought, 'This is going to be 
interesting.' " 

And, apparently it has been, for both 
teacher and pupils. 

"They sit in the front row," Dr. Albrecht 
says. "They bring experience, they bring 
maturity, they bring interest, they bring a 
commitment that so often the younger 
students do not." 

"We sit there like two giant sponges, 
soaking it all up," says Mrs. Schmidt with 
a grin. "Right now it's all so interesting, 
because the world is changing. And it has 
changed so much since I was in school." 

Born into a large family in Harrisburg 
in 1901, Helen Warren went directly to 
work after finishing high school. Widowed 
at age 23 and with a small daughter to 
support, she worked for the Common- 
wealth of Pennsylvania for 34 years, 25 of 
them as a supervisor in the stenographic 
section of the Public Utility Commission. 

Though her formal education had euded, 
she kept learning, particularly through 
volunteer work. Beginning in the 1960s, 
for 10 years she was a Red Cross volunteer 
at Harrisburg's Polyclinic Hospital. She 
has also been active in the American 
Association of Retired Persons and the 
Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). 
Since moving to the retirement home, she 
volunteers as a feeder for invalid residents, 
delivers newspapers and helps in the home's 
beauty parlor. Through RSVP, she has also 
taken care of children whose mothers were 
attending classes or lectures. 

Helen Warren (left) and Jean Schmidt are 
finding out where they are in the world. 

Both she and Mrs. Schmidt sing in the 
home's choir, and both have traveled 

Mrs. Warren was in London during the 
coronation ceremonies for Queen Elizabeth 
II and has visited every state in the United 
States, with the exception of New Mexico. 
She still corresponds with a Japanese 
woman she first began writing to in 1924 
after hearing about her through the mission- 
ary society at her church. She visited her 
in 1972. 

"You have to keep moving," says Mrs. 
Warren, a tiny woman with a keen sense 
of humor, "and if you're going to keep 
moving you might as well do something!" 

Jean Schmidt emigrated to the United 
States at age 16 when her coal-miner father 
was not able to find work in Scotland. At 
the behest of a sister who had already 
come to America, the father decided to 
bring the entire family to the new country. 

Mrs. Schmidt's formal schooling had 
ended in Edinburgh at age 14 when she 
went to work as a knitter in the city's famed 
woolen trade. But, like her friend and 
fellow classmate, Mrs. Schmidt made 
certain she never stopped learning. 

When she wanted to learn to write 
stories, she hired a tutor. Since then she's 
had several articles published in the Lan- 
caster Sunday News. She also considers 
herself a history buff and is a voracious 
reader. "I'm always at the library. Give 
me a book and a [seat at the] fire and I'm 

Both women made sure their children 
received good educations. Mrs. Warren's 
daughter, Mary Ellen, is a former medical 
technician who married a physician. Mrs. 
Warren's three grandchildren all have 
graduated from college and two have 
advanced degrees. 

Mrs. Schmidt, the widow of a United 
Church of Christ minister, has four chil- 
dren. Her oldest daughter, Helen, is an 
anesthesiologist. Her other daughter, Mar- 
garet, is a nurse. John, her oldest son, is a 
physicist, and Paul, her youngest child, is 
a civil engineer. 

The families were supportive of the 
women's decision to try college classes. 
"They say, 'Grandma's going to col- 
lege,' " says Mrs. Warren. 

"I don't think it would have been as 
good if our families hadn't been," adds 
Mrs. Schmidt. 

The women walk the half mile from the 
home to the campus, carrying books and 
notebooks. Pointing to her left arm— the 
one she uses to tote her seven-pound load 
of books— Mrs. Schmidt says, laughing, 
"You know, we're getting very strong in 
this arm." 

Though they audit the class, the women 
still try to do all of the work assigned, a 
sometimes difficult task for Mrs. Warren, 
who wears thick glasses to correct vision 
problems. "We're very determined," Mrs. 
Schmidt says. "I feel very motivated." 

Dr. Albrecht includes a current events 
segment in the class. "This keeps the 
students aware. It gives them an idea of 
where they are," she says. Mrs. Warren 
and Mrs. Schmidt are captivated by this 
aspect of the course. "Look how long ago 
it was that I had geography. Towns have 
changed. Countries have changed," says 
Mrs. Warren. "Libya is in the news now. 
I've had to look that up." 

"It's fascinating," says Mrs. Schmidt. 
"I saw a program about Easter Island 
recently. That'll be the next thing I look 

Dr. Albrecht is pleased with her two 
oldest students and acknowledges their 
obvious enjoyment of the course. "I try 
not to let them monopolize the class," she 
says with a laugh. "And they try ... they're 
eager. I feel that being able to go to a 
college class is something they never 
dreamed of." 

Mrs. Schmidt agrees. "I only had an 
eighth-grade education. I never, ever 
thought I'd be going to college. It really is 
a dream come true." 

Beth Arburn Davis is a free-lance writer 
who contributes to a variety of publica- 
tions, including the Philadelphia Inquirer. 

Spring 1990 5 

A Winning 

Coach Pat Flannery took the 
reins of the men's basketball 
team last fall. By winter, the 
Dutchmen had chalked up 
their first winning season in 
more than 15 years. 

By Greg Bowers 

Everyone had to wear the same 
practice jerseys. 
On the surface, it seems like 
a simple thing, maybe even a 
silly thing. But Pat Flannery 
believes that little things set the tone for 
big things. And when the men's basket- 
ball coach took over the struggling Dutch- 
men in the summer of 1989. he was 
looking for bigger things. 

The Dutchmen hadn't had a winning 
season since 1972-73. The 1988-89 team 
record was 7-18. But this year, in 
Flannery's first season, the team posted 
a 17-9 record and won the East Coast 
Athletic Conference's South Region Di- 
vision III Tournament. 

Flannery says the team's triumph came 
through personal discipline and attention 
to detail. "When we would develop a 
particular play that we would want to run, 
if four people are paying attention and one 
of them is worried about something else. . . 
all it takes in a team situation is that one 
guy who doesn't understand what you're 
saying," he says. 

"So in a way, little things like that— little 
sayings, putting our hands together, being 
on the practice floor at the same time, or 
stretching together— are important. Those 
are little things that bring it together as a 

To Flannery, attitude is key. "The kids 
were hungry to be successful. They wanted 
some direction. They wanted some disci- 
pline," he says. 

"Right from the beginning, we said, 
'This what we have to do to get better. 
We can all be together on it or we're going 
to lose some people along the way. ' " 

There was some technical tinkering. 
Flannery felt the Dutchmen needed to 
concentrate more on their halfcourt game. 
They needed to learn more about shooting 
and moving with and without the ball. 
They also needed to hit the weight room. 

But the key, he insists, was attitude. 
Personal discipline. Paying attention to the 
little things. 

"I communicated it by first of all letting 
them know that I was going to run the 
program," he says. "And we were going 
to do it in a way that I believed it was 
supposed to be done. And that's by being 
on time for meetings. That's by, if you 
make a commitment to being in the weight 
room, then you're there. That's by not 
being late for practice. 

"But it's also by knowing that they had 
a say and a voice in what we were doing," 
he says. "We were going to come to a 
consensus, and once that consensus was 
established, everybody was going to do it 
the same way. We were all going to wear 
the same practice uniforms. We were going 
to get rid of the wristbands and the 
extraneous things that have nothing to do 
with basketball. And just go to work from 

"That's the type of system I played 
under, that's the type of system I've 
coached under and that's the way I thought 
it should be." 

When Flannery graduated from Bucknell 
University in 1980, he had one offer to 
play minor-league baseball and another to 
play basketball in Europe. Although he 
loved sports, he knew the long odds of a 
pro career. So he took his business degree 
and went to Cleveland with the Stouffer 
Food Company. 

"I took a job, worked for a year and 
started coaching in high school in the 
evening, just to keep my hand in it and 
work out," he remembers. "And it became 
the best part of my day. I absolutely loved 
my evenings." 

It didn't take long to make the move. 
He returned to Bucknell and entered the 

graduate program, also signing on as 
assistant basketball coach. In 1983, with a 
master's degree in college administration 
under his belt, he moved to Drexel Univer- 
sity, where he served as assistant basketball 
coach until he made the move to Lebanon 

"That's really how it started," he ex- 
plains. "It wasn't like I'd planned all along 
to be a basketball coach. I just noticed it 
was more fun than anything else I was 
doing. Coaching just intrigues me. To be 
around the kids, to be around the game, 
there's always something new, something 
different. I never not look forward to 
getting out of bed." 

That enthusiasm is contagious. In his 
first season, the Dutchmen finished with 
wins in 10 of their last 12 games, eight in 
the final nine. That included the 72-59 
ECAC championship win over Dickinson, 
a win made even sweeter by the fact that 
the Dutchmen had lost to Dickinson four 
times during the season. It was, in a very 
real way, symbolic of the season. 

"It was the one blemish on our record 
this year that we felt we had to rectify," 
Flannery explains. "As fate would have it, 
we had an opportunity to do it in the last 
game of the year. And we did. 

"Beating them as soundly as we did the 
last time was good for our program. But 
at the same time, I don't think any of our 
kids that evening were in shock. It wasn't 
like, 'How did this happen?' " 

Attitude. Establish it, then let it roll. It 
really is a simple idea. "I don't think it's 
anything I did to invent the wheel, by any 
means," Flannery concludes. 

"I've taken a little bit here and there, 
taken the things that I believe in, and then 
found a bunch of kids who wanted to work 
hard and put them into the position where 
they could have some success. 

"I think it's made a statement to the 
conference that we're going to work hard 
at it. I think we've found out that winning's 

Greg Bowers is an award-winning sports 
writer from York. 

Thanks to the guidance of Coach Pat 
Flannery, the men 's basketball team is 
undergoing a renaissance— just like Lynch 
Hall, the building the Dutchmen call home. 

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Spring 1990 7 

N E W 

R S 

Dean Marquette retires 

Vice President for Student Affairs George 
R. Marquette ('48) will retire in June, 
marking the end of an era at the college. 
(See back cover.) 

"Dean Marquette is an institution here," 
says Dr. William McGill, vice president 
and dean of the college. "He has been a 
caring, consistent force in the college for 
nearly 40 years. He's a man with deep 
concern for students and an abiding affec- 
tion for the college as a teaching commu- 

Marquette came to the college in 1952 
as assistant professor of health and physical 
education after a variety of coaching and 
teaching jobs in the Myerstown School 
District. He was the head baseball coach 
at Lebanon Valley College from 1952-56, 
and head coach of the men's basketball 
team from 1952-60. He served as the dean 
of men from 1956-72, and has been dean 
of students since 1972 until the present. 

A Lebanon Valley alumnus, Marquette 
received his bachelor's degree in history, 
and went on to earn a master's degree in 
physical education from Columbia Uni- 
versity Teacher's College and a doctorate 
of education in counseling and guidance 
from Temple University. 

In addition, he spent three years in the 
Air Force where he participated in 35 
combat missions. 

The college reorganizes 

Spurred by Dean George Marquette's 

impending retirement, the college is reor- 
ganizing its administrative structure to 
achieve better integration of its academic 
and extracurricular areas. 

The new structure, which will be imple- 
mented in stages by July 1, merges the 
student affairs and student activities func- 
tions. Both will report to Dr. William J. 
McGill, vice president and dean of the 
college, who will be responsible for super- 
vision of all academic and student life 
officers, and will have direct responsibility 
for curricular planning, academic advising, 
academic departments and major programs, 

Arthur Ford 

Dan McKinley 

Deborah Fullam 

faculty personnel and staffing decisions, 
and faculty development. 

English Professor Arthur Ford will 
become associate academic dean in the new 
structure. In addition to providing general 
assistance in academic matters to McGill, 
Ford will direct the general education 

program, the all-college honors program 
and a new collegewide symposia program. 
He will also direct efforts to international- 
ize the curriculum. 

Rosemary Yuhas, currently associate 
dean of students, will provide assistance 
to McGill on student matters, assuming 

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responsibility for supervising student health 
and psychological counseling services, as 
well as for student life counseling. 

Dave Calvario, student activities di- 
rector, will become director of student life. 
He will be responsible for student life, 
residence hall programming and the student 

Dan McKinley, now director of leader- 
ship studies, will become director of 
leadership and student development pro- 
grams. He will be responsible for leader- 
ship development programs and providing 
such programming for student activities. 
He will also coordinate freshman advising. 

Dr. Leon Markowicz, professor of 
leadership studies, will become director of 
academic support programs. 

The three directors and two associate 
deans, along with the dean and the regis- 
trar, will make up the Dean's Council— a 
general advisory and coordinating body 
scheduled to meet weekly. 

In other changes, Dr. Robert Hamil- 
ton, current vice president for administra- 
tion and controller, will become vice 
president for administration and finance. 
He will be responsible for asset manage- 
ment and managing the college's endow- 
ment. He will also deal with construction, 
facility planning, and project monitoring, 
in addition to being responsible for inter- 
collegiate athletics. 

Deborah Fullam, assistant to the presi- 
dent for budget and planning, has been 
named controller. She will be responsible 
for the college's financial and accounting 
operations and will oversee the budgeting 
process, business office operations and the 
annual audit. 

New registrar 

Karen D. Best has been named registrar. 
Best, who lives in Mechanicsburg, was 
formerly assistant registrar at Dickinson 

She holds a bachelor's degree in political 
science from Dickinson and is a member 
of the Middle States Association of Colle- 
giate Registrars and Officers of Admission 
and the Delaware Valley College Regis- 
trars Association. 

Best is active in politics and currently is 
vice chair of the board of supervisors in 
Silver Spring Township, Cumberland 

College relations director 

Judy Pehrson has become director of 
college relations. As a member of the 
college's advancement staff, she is re- 
sponsible for internal and external com- 

Pehrson was formerly associate editor 
of the York Dispatch and Sunday News, 
where she was responsible for the editorial 
and op-ed pages. She has worked for a 
variety of newspapers and magazines in the 
United States, New Zealand, Taiwan, 
Hong Kong and Japan. She also has been 
an international public relations representa- 
tive for Hewlett-Packard Company in Palo 
Alto, CA, and she worked as director of 
information for the Pennsylvania Commis- 
sion for Women during the Shapp admini- 

A graduate of the University of Michigan 
at Ann Arbor, Pehrson holds a bachelor's 
degree in journalism, English and political 
science and a master's degree in journalism 
and Asian Studies. 

Joyce Guerrisi: 1935-89 

Joyce A. Guerrisi, assistant college regis- 
trar, died Nov. 1, 1989, after an illness of 
several months. 

She began her career at Lebanon Valley 
College 10 years ago as a secretary in the 
Registrar's Office. Last spring she was 
promoted to the position of assistant regis- 

The wife of Henry J. Guerrisi, she was 
an active member of St. Paul the Apostle 
Church in Annville. She also attended 
Catholic Masses on campus. 

She had five children and three grand- 

Eshelman retires 

Mary Eshelman, executive secretary to 
the president's office and assistant secre- 
tary to the Board of Trustees, will retire 
on June 30. 

She joined the college in 1979 as 
executive secretary to then-President 
Frederick P. Sample. She has worked 
under five presidents and acting presidents. 

Active in the Fairland Brethren in Christ 
Church, she plans to devote her time to 
volunteer work. She is currently being 
trained as a Stephen Minister to provide 

support to her church's parishioners during 
times of crisis. 

Computer coordinator 

Mike Zeigler has joined the college admin- 
istrative staff as coordinator of user serv- 
ices in the computer service department. 

In addition to teaching computer work- 
shops, he will be responsible for coordi- 
nating computer support and training for 
students, faculty and staff. 

Alumni director 

Monica E. Kreiser, formerly special events 
director in the Advancement Office, has 
been named alumni director. She replaces 
Mary Jean Bishop, who has accepted a 
position with a computer firm. 

Kreiser, a 1988 graduate of Lebanon 
Valley College, began working in the 
Advancement Office in 1987 as a student 

Full-time coach 

Tim Ebersole, formerly sports information 
director in the College Relations Office, 
has been named head baseball coach. He 
will also be an admissions counselor. 

Ebersole has been assistant football 
coach, as well as sports information direc- 
tor, since 1986. He will continue his duties 
as assistant football coach. 

A graduate of Shippensburg University. 
he worked as a teacher and assistant 
football and baseball coach for the York 
City School District prior to joining the 

Deamer promoted 

John Deamer. formerly director of public 
information in the College Relations Of- 
fice, has been promoted to associate direc- 
tor of college relations. 

He will share responsibilities for college 
media relations with Judy Pehrson, director 
of college relations, and assume responsi- 
bility for sports information. 

A graduate of LaSalle University with a 
bachelor's degree in communications, he 
joined the college in 1986 as an assistant 
director of communications. He has also 
worked as a sports writer and been a disc 
jockey for several local radio stations. 

Spring 1990 

Assistant Psychology Professor Steven 
Specht, center, helps psychology majors 
Kevin Dempsey and Mary Ellen Cuijic 
check the development of rat pups. 
Specht and several of his students have 
been working on a year-long investigation 
into the ingestive behavior of rats. 


The Valley 

The Best of 

Science students at Lebanon 
Valley get the personal attention 
of the liberal arts experience — 
as well as the resources of a 
major research university. 

By Judy Pehrson 
Photos by Bill McAllen 

dismal facts on 
America's failure in science education are 
all too familiar: Not only do U.S. students 
make a poor showing in science achieve- 
ment compared with those in other coun- 
tries, but fewer and fewer students are 
choosing to study science at all. The result 
is a projected critical shortage of scientists 
and engineers over the next decade, which 
will hinder the country's productivity and 
its ability to compete in world markets. 

The problem seems oddly distant at 
Lebanon Valley College, an institution 
with a national reputation for excellence 
in the sciences that has been turning out top 
science graduates for many years (see 
sidebar). Nearly 40 percent of the students 
are science or math majors, and a high 
percentage of them go on to earn Ph.D.s 
or professional degrees. The campus sci- 

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Professor Emeritus H. Anthony Neidig believes it's essential for students to have access to 
sophisticated instrumentation. 

ence programs attract hundreds of dollars 
in grants for equipment and undergraduate 
research programs. 

Lebanon Valley students have recog- 
nized that there is no short cut or easy way 
to get through the science curriculum. They 
are willing to put in the long hours of hard 
work the demanding course of study re- 

Almost any night of the week- 
including during term breaks— you can 
expect to find lights in the college's $5.5 
million Garber Science Center burning 
until the early hours of the morning. The 
center, says Dr. Paul Wolf, chair of the 
biology department, is like a "second 
home" to many science students. 

"Some of the kids actually sleep here 
overnight," says Wolf. "They get so 
wound up over a research project or 
something they're studying that they liter- 
ally forget to go home. We'll find them 
curled up on a couch somewhere in the 

Their dedication is understandable. Gar- 
ber, which houses the chemistry, physics, 
biology and psychology departments, is 
an exciting place for budding scientists. 
It's equipped with scientific instrumenta- 
tion and other research tools that rival- 
even surpass— those of larger institutions. 

"We've put a lot of emphasis on acquir- 
ing state-of-the-art instrumentation and in 
involving our students in independent re- 

search," says Dr. H. Anthony Neidig, 
professor emeritus and former chair of the 
chemistry department. "Science today in- 
volves such integration of instrumentation 
and computers that it is essential that our 
students gain experience with that kind of 
equipment in order to prepare them for 
careers in science." 

The impressive equipment list of the 
four science departments includes items 
such as scanning and transmission electron 
microscopes, diode-array spectrophotome- 
ters, neurophysiological workstations, fluo- 
rescence photomicroscopes, an infrared 
spectrometer, a gas chromatograph/mass 
spectrometer, and an atomic absorption 

Next month the college will receive a 
$200,000 superconducting multinuclear 
Fourier transformer nuclear magnetic reso- 
nance spectrometer. 

"I recently took a biology professor from 
a large university on a tour of Garber, and 
she couldn't get over what we have here," 
says Wolf. "She said, T have to keep 
reminding myself that I'm in an under- 
graduate facility. It seems more like a grad 
facility." " 

Assistant Professor Jan Pederson, who 
came to the psychology department this 
year after studying and working at several 
large universities, says she, too, was 
surprised at the equipment available at 
Lebanon Valley. "I see no missing re- 
sources here," she says. "I was worried 
about the extent to which there wouldn't 
be some of the lab and library resources 
available at a larger school, but that simply 
isn't a problem. We have a lot of equip- 
ment and we're getting more." 

Students at Lebanon Valley have access 
to this impressive array of equipment from 
almost their first day in class. 

"Any piece of equipment that students 
see, they can use, including the electron 
microscope," says Wolf. "That's unusual. 
At a lot of other places, only advanced 
students or grads would have access to this 
kind of equipment." 

Lori Rothermel, a sophomore chemistry 
major who hopes to become a doctor, bears 
him out. "Talking to science majors at 
other schools, I've done a lot more things 
in the lab here than they could ever possibly 
do. At other schools, professors seem to 
have access to the equipment for their own 
research, but the students don't. Here, I 


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started off with the instrumentation as a 
freshman. They basically point you toward 
a $200,000 machine and say, 'Okay, 
you're going to work this.' And you do." 

The experience with state-of-the-art equip- 
ment pays off, says Dr. Donald Dahlberg, 
associate professor of chemistry. "Hands- 
on work with instrumentation gives our 
students a tremendous advantage when they 
go into the workplace— not only the experi- 
ence they gain, but the independence and 
responsibility that is inherent in using that 
kind of equipment." 

But sophisticated science equipment is 
only part of the story. Even more key in 
turning out top science graduates is a 
faculty that stresses working closely with 

"The faculty is what really impressed 
me here," says Blaine Connor, a junior 
biology major who is aiming for a degree 
in veterinary medicine. "They're all work- 
ing on research projects themselves and 
contributing professionally to their fields. 

"I also like the one-on-one interaction 
we have with professors. They work 
closely with students in the labs, and their 
doors are always open if you have ques- 
tions or need help. They really care about 
you here and they'll do anything they can 
to help you succeed," Connor adds. 

"In the physics department," says de- 
partment chair Dr. Barry Hurst, "we have 
two faculty for every 10 students. That 
means that students can walk in and get 
their questions answered on the spot." 

"We're always here, including on week- 
ends, for consultations," says Dr. Dale 
Erskine, associate professor of biology. 
"And we are all involved with freshmen 
from day one. Professors teach classes 
here, not graduate students, as you find at 
larger institutions. Faculty also stay in the 
lab with students. We have student assis- 
tants, but we don't let them run the 
lab— we're always there." 

The science faculty is a stable one with 
a long-term commitment to the college. 
Dr. Richaid Cornelius is the third chairman 
of the chemistry department in 70 years, 
as is Dr. Hurst of the physics department. 

"While that kind of situation could have 
meant stagnation and inbreeding, that hasn't 
been the case," explains Cornelius. "In- 
stead it has meant continuity and a growing 

All four science departments are proud 

Physics Department Chair Barry Hurst (right) and RolfSteinke, a junior physics major, conduct 
an experiment using x-ray diffraction. The x-ray apparatus is routinely used in the department's 
atomic and nuclear physics courses. 

A Strong Showing for the Sciences 

■ Lebanon Valley's chemistry department ranks 10th in research grants received, 
9th in number of chemistry publications and 16th in chemistry graduates earning 
Ph.D.s, according to a recent survey of 174 private undergraduate institutions. 

■ The psychology department ranks 32nd among 867 undergraduate institutions 
in the percentage of graduates who go on for a Ph.D. 

■ In the last five years, nearly 60 percent of LVC graduates in biology, chemistry, 
biochemistry and psychobiology went on to graduate or professional schools. 

■ A recent study by the National Research Council that compared 877 U.S. liberal 
arts colleges, examined the number of science graduates from 1920 to 1986 who 
later earned a Ph.D. Lebanon valley ranked 31st in chemistry, 91st in the life 
sciences, 128th in psychology and 101st in total science graduates. 

■ A recent report, which adjusts for institutional size, ranked Lebanon Valley 
50th among 1,200 public and private liberal arts and comprehensive colleges in 
the number of graduates who go on to earn Ph.D.s. 

■ Science majors have entered Ph.D. programs at prestigious institutions such 
as MIT, Cornell, Cal lech, the University of Chicago, Stanford and the University 
of Michigan. 

■ In the past seven years, the college's science majors have won four National 
Science Foundation pre-doctoral fellowships and three Fulbright awards for study 

Spring 1990 


Top Priority for Funding 

Lebanon Valley science programs 
have an enviable record of attract- 
ing government and foundation 
funding. The college is getting grants 
on a level with top schools in the 
country — both for equipment and re- 
search—notes chemistry professor Dr. 
Owen Moe. 

"In the chemistry department alone, 
we've had 13 grants over the past six 
years totaling more than $350,000," says 
Moe. "Very few small colleges get 
funding at that level. It's gratifying 
because the peer review process of the 
National Science Foundation, for exam- 
ple, recognizes that the job we do here 
is good enough to give us top priority for 

Since 1988, the science program as a 
whole has received nearly $1 million 
from a variety of foundations, corpora- 
tions and government agencies. 

Last September, the Kresge Founda- 
tion awarded a $150,000 Science Initia- 
tive Grant to the college to purchase 
biology and chemistry laboratory equip- 
ment. The grant will be part of a 
$900,000 capital fund for science equip- 
ment and endowment. 

Lebanon Valley was one of 61 educa- 
tional organizations applying for the 
Kresge grant and was the smallest college 
to receive funding. In order to receive the 
grant, however, the college must raise 
an additional $600,000 by Dec. 1, 1990. 
At this point, there is still $100,000 to go. 

A committee of volunteers, headed by 
Dr. Elizabeth Weisburger ('44), is at 
work securing the additional funds for the 
Kresge Challenge. Committee members 
assisting her are Dr. Richard Cornelius, 
chemistry department chair; Dr. Dale 
Erskine, associate professor of biology; 
Dr. Russell Morgan ('31); and Dr. H. 
Anthony Neidig, professor emeritus .and 
former chair of the chemistry department. 

This summer, biology major Kristen Curran will collaborate on shark research with 
Associate Biology Professor Dale Erskine at a laboratory in Maine. 

of their faculty's involvement in research 
and publishing. Each faculty member has 
his or her own area of expertise. Their 
projects are many and varied, ranging from 
Cornelius' investigation into new anti- 
cancer drugs, to Associate Psychology 
Professor Salvatore Cullari's research on 

Perhaps the most striking thing about the 
research of the science faculty is the extent 
to which students are involved. 

"We urge students to get involved in 
research projects that let them put some of 
their course work to use. We provide them 
with the opportunity to do independent 
work through serving as mentors for them," 
says Chemistry Professor Dr. Owen Moe. 

The centerpiece of the faculty-student 
research effort is the summer research 
program, which has operated for 42 years. 
Students are paid to work on joint projects 
with faculty. This summer eight to 10 
students will be working with five profes- 
sors in the Garber Science Center labs. 

The summer research program operates 
off campus as well. In July, biology major 
Kristen Curran will carry out complex 
research on sharks with Erskine at the Mt. 
Desert Island Biological Laboratory in 
Salsbury Cove, Maine. Erskine received a 

Burroughs Wellcome Summer Faculty Fel- 
lowship to do the work, and Curran was 
awarded a student fellowship from the 
same organization. 

It is Curran's second research fellow- 
ship. Last summer she was awarded a 
research training fellowship at the Geisin- 
ger Clinic's Weis Center for Research in 
Molecular Biology in Danville, PA. 

"A lot of the students who go through 
the summer program go on to get advanced 
degrees," says Moe. "They get a taste of 
independent research, and it spurs them to 
go on. Some students actually pick up a 
project in the summer and then carry it 
through their senior year." 

Students and faculty also jointly publish 
papers and articles, and students are en- 
couraged to publish their own papers and 
articles as well. Recently, junior biology 
major James Dillman, working with Biol- 
ogy Department Professor Dr. Allan Wolf, 
received the coveted Darbaker Prize from 
the Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences for 
a paper on microscopy. 

"A large number of our students give 
papers and talks," says Moe. "We send 
them to both student conventions and 
regular academic or professional 

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Dahlberg adds that all the science depart- 
ments train students in giving presentations. 
"Being able to communicate is an impor- 
tant thing to scientists. We emphasize 
giving students a lot of opportunity to 
communicate, and we teach them how to 
make oral presentations, how to prepare 
slides and how to give a concise scientific 

Despite the rigorous demands of the 
science curriculum, Garber is a relaxed and 
friendly place both in and out of the 
classroom and lab. There is a good deal 
of cooperation and sharing, both among 
faculty and students. 

"We have a very friendly atmosphere," 
says Dr. David Lasky, chair of the psychol- 
ogy department. "We work, but we have 
fun, too." 

"Our students are competitive, but they 
don't hurt other people," says Dr. Paul 
Wolf. "There's none of the sabotaging of 
experiments or stealing of key books and 
articles out of the library that you have at 
some other places. Instead, our students 
help each other. Brighter students help 
weaker ones, and juniors and seniors help 
freshmen and sophomores." 

The departments cooperate among them- 
selves in their use of equipment and 
facilities. For example, all departments 
share software on a building-wide network 
of Macintosh computers. There is also 
considerable collaboration in cross-depart- 
mental courses and majors such as bio- 
chemistry (a hybrid of chemistry and 
biology) and psychobiology (study of the 
biological basis of behavior). 

Interdepartmental rivalry is kept to a 
minimum at Lebanon Valley, says Neidig. 
"It's very unusual to find this amount of 
cooperation," he says. "It's a unique 
situation and one that has existed here for 
many years. 

"Basically it's the result of the interac- 
tion of members of the science depart- 
ments, and the common goals and objec- 
tives they share for preparing students for 
careers in science," he explains. Some- 
times there's a difference of opinion on 
how to accomplish this preparation, but 
everybody agrees on the importance of 
doing it." 

Judy Pehrson, newly appointed director of 
College Relations, is editor of The Valley. 

Preparing Students for 
Science: It's Elementary 

The reason Johnny and Susie don't 
understand science is because their 
teachers don't either. At least, 
that's the conclusion of a recent study 
funded by the National Science Founda- 

The study of more than 6,000 teachers 
from 425 schools nationwide found that 
although 85 percent of elementary school 
science teachers have taken a college 
biology course, only about one in three 
has taken a college chemistry course and 
one in five a college physics course. At 
the elementary level, while some 82 
percent of teachers feel qualified to teach 
reading and 67 percent mathematics, only 
27 percent feel qualified to teach life 
sciences, 15 percent to teach physical 
sciences and 1 5 percent to teach earth and 
space sciences. 

And experimentation and labs appear 
to be going the way of the dinosaur. 
According to the study, 40 percent of 
elementary school science classes are 
taught in classrooms that have no science 
equipment or materials. 

The study's findings do not surprise 
Dr. H. Anthony Neidig, professor emeri- 
tus of chemistry and former chair of the 
department. As principal in Chemical 
Education Resources, a firm that pub- 
lishes laboratory experiments, he sees 
firsthand the problems of science instruc- 
tion in the schools. 

"I'm finding teachers who don't know 
how to do experiments, and who some- 
times can't even follow instructions in the 
lab book. How can their students be 
expected to know anything either?" 

The decline in the quality of science 
instruction is due to several factors, 
according to Neidig. 

"When computer scheduling came in, 
most science programs lost their two-hour 
labs. All the schools cut labs to one 
period, and that simply isn't an adequate 

amount of time. There's not much you 
can do in 43 minutes. It usually takes 
longer than that to set up an experiment, 
carry it out and then clean up." 

He also feels that many teachers no 
longer want to devote the time to lab 
preparation that they did in the past. "It 
takes a bit of time to prep a lab, set up 
equipment, make solutions, etc. A lot of 
the younger teachers especially are just 
not willing to do it, so they teach strictly 
out of a book. 

"Teachers also tell us that students are 
pulled out of class for athletic and other 
extracurricular activities. I work a lot 
with teachers, and the old-timers find it 
very frustrating," Neidig adds. 

Down the road, he says, the country 
is going to suffer from the educational 
system's shortsightedness. "We will not 
have a supply of high school teachers 
who are adequately trained in the sci- 
ences. We're already seeing very uneven 
preparation of some of our students due 
to these changes that are occurring in 
secondary schools." 

The science departments at Lebanon 
Valley have been assisting high school 
teachers and students for years now 
through a variety of summer programs. 
The college offers workshops and re- 
search opportunities for high school teach- 
ers, and also brings outstanding high 
school students on campus for a week of 
college-level study in its Youth Scholars 

In addition, a Math and Science Ca- 
reers Day brings about 600 high school 
students to campus, and High School Day 
draws teachers and students to LVC on a 
Saturday to do experiments. Individual 
professors also go out to schools to give 

"We have had far more high school 
linkages than most colleges, and for a 
longer period of time," says chemistry 
chair Richard Cornelius. "For decades, 
high schools have looked to Lebanon 
Valley as a focal point for curriculum 
development and continuing education." 

Spring 1990 


Science Alumni Make 
Their Mark . . . 

Although Lebanon Valley has had 
more than its share of prominent 
science alumni over the years, 
chemistry grad Daniel Fox ('48) is the 
only one whose work became practically 
a household word. 

Fox, who died last year, was known 
internationally as the "Father of Lexan," 
a tough plastic used in everything from 
compact discs to the face mask of the first 
astronaut on the moon. 

Manager of the central research section 
of the General Electric Company, Fox 
discovered Lexan while experimenting to 
develop a new polymer material for high- 
temperature magnet wire insulation. Lexan 
continues to be GE's largest-selling prod- 
uct and is used in computer housings, 
automobile bumpers, baby bottles and 
construction materials. 

Fox went on to make other discoveries 

and was awarded more than 20 patents. 

He won many awards, including the 
1985 International Award for the Society 
of Plastics Engineers and the Charles P. 
Steinmetz Award, presented by GE to 
leading engineers and scientists. He was 
also nominated for the U.S. Presidential 
Technology Award and to the Plastics Hall 
of Fame. 

Many other LVC science graduates have 
gone on to achieve prominence. The col- 
lege has provided "basic training" to 
scientists who have continued on to head 
units of NASA, the EPA and other govern- 
ment science agencies. Alumni also lead 
major corporations and research institu- 
tions, run hospitals and teach in leading 

When we contacted some of these 
alumni, they all had positive memories of 
the training they had received here. 

"LVC training gave one the feeling of 
more independence— and there was more 
personal interest in the students, which is 
possible only when you have a smaller 
place," recalls Dr. Elizabeth Weisburger 
('44), who retired last year as assistant for 
chemical carcinogenesis in the Division of 

The late Dan Fox ('48), the "Father of 
Lexan," in the labs at the General Electric 

Cancer Etiology of the National Cancer 

"Getting undergrads involved in re- 
search projects and getting their names on 
papers that are published are all great ways 
to foster their interest for further work in 
science," she says. 

Dr. Phillip Thompson ('68) is now a 
research physicist heading up a section at 
the Naval Research Laboratory in Virginia. 
He is grateful for the theoretical physics 
background he received at LVC. "You can 
go far with a good theoretical back- 
ground," he says. "I was able to skip my 
master's degree, thanks to the preparation 
I had from Lebanon Valley, and went 
directly on to get a doctorate from the 
University of Delaware." 

Dr. Roberta Gable Reed ('67), a chem- 
istry graduate, earned a master's degree 
and Ph.D. from Wesley an University. She 


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is now a research biochemist. Her husband 
Richard, also an LVC chemistry grad and 
Wesley an Ph.D., is chairman of the chem- 
istry department at Hartwick Col- 
lege. "Probably one of the strongest 
things about the chemistry program and 
perhaps the science program in general was 
that there was a great deal of time spent in 
the laboratory doing hands-on activities— 
research projects, experiments, etc.," she 

"A number of people were able to work 
with faculty on research projects. To 
people going on in science, that appren- 
ticeship—that ability to work in the labora- 
tory many hours and with the guidance and 
support of faculty— gives students from 
Lebanon Valley a considerable edge over 
people who came out of places like Penn 
State. I certainly had a great edge over 
students coming out of large programs that 
had less emphasis on giving students 
individual experiences." 

Dr. Mike Gross ('82), a biology and 
accounting graduate, later went to France 
to study on an ITT International Fellow- 
ship. He eventually earned a Ph.D., and 
he is now a biology professor at Gettysburg 

"I've been to a lot of schools over the 
past few years for interviews and have also 
taught at a couple of schools, and the space 
and equipment that are available at LVC 
are outstanding compared to the schools 
I've been to," Gross states. "It is one of 
the more demanding curricula compared 
to those of other schools. Biology majors 
at LVC have to take other courses, for 
example— organic chemistry, physics and 
calculus. It is harder to be a biology major 
than it is at many other schools." 

In some cases graduates end up doing 
quite different work from what they trained 
for. Susan Shanaman McCaleb ('68) is one 
of these. A psychology major, McCaleb 
went on to get a law degree at Dickinson 
Law School, served as chair of the Pennsyl- 
vania Public Utilities Commission from 
1980-83, and ran for state Auditor General 
in 1984. (She lost by less than 1 percent 
of the vote.) 

Today, McCaleb is an attorney. "I think 
the psychology training I got at LVC 
helped me in a number of ways," she says, 
"particularly in dealing with people and 
particularly as an attorney dealing in the 
political arena." 

. . . And So Do 
Current Students 

Melanie Fleek was recently faced with 
a difficult but pleasant choice: Should she 
accept the National Science Foundation 
Graduate Fellowship she was offered, or 
the Howard Hughes Pre-Doctoral Fellow- 
ship? She could not use both to go to 
graduate school. 

Fleek, a senior biochemistry major, 
eventually decided on the Howard Hughes 

"It will open doors for me, saying that 
I'm a Howard Hughes Medical Fellow 
because it is such a prestigious award," she 
says. "Also, it provides a $12,000 stipend 
for three years and may be extended to five 
years. It also pays $1 1 ,700 to the institution 
of my choice for tuition, books, computer 
expenses and travel." 

The institution of her choice is Emory 
University in Georgia, where she will study 
immunology next year. Fleek originally 
wanted to be a veterinarian, but she 
switched her goal to medical research after 
working for Centocor, Inc., a biotech- 
nology firm in Malvern, PA. 

"I worked there over two summers, did 
my honors independent study there last 
semester, and am now doing an intern- 
ship," she explains. 

Her independent study project was on 
T-cell clones. T-cells are involved in the 
regulation of the immune system. 

"I'm extremely interested in immunol- 
ogy," she says. "It's a versatile, broad 
field— I can eventually go into pathology, 
virology, molecular biology, cell biology, 
microbiology or genetics. Immunology is 
fairly new and fascinating; it's being used 
in both cancer and AIDS research." 

A Presidential Leadership Scholar at 
Lebanon Valley, Fleek says the science and 
honors programs have been invaluable to 

"The science department is incredible. 
It's self-sufficient, good at bringing in 
money, and the professors are excellent. 
They've helped me a lot. I've really 
enjoyed the honors program as well. It 
rounded out my education here." 

Matt Vera, a senior chemistry major, 
has spent two summers, plus his senior 

independent study, working with chemistry 
chair Dr. Richard Cornelius on researching 
new platinum compounds. 

"It's a good way to learn firsthand how 
frustrating research can be," says Vera 
with a chuckle. "It costs a lot of money 
and takes a lot of time, and usually doesn't 
work the first couple of tries. It was a very 
good experience for me, though— a way 
to see whether or not research was what I 
wanted to do." 

Apparently it was, because Vera plans 
to go on to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry. 

First, however, he'll use a recently 
awarded Fulbright Fellowship to spend a 
year in Germany to work with Dr. Wolfgang 
Beck, a chemist at the University of 
Munich who is also researching platinum 

"Dr. Beck has taken a certain approach 
in developing anti-cancer platinum com- 
pounds, and Dr. Cornelius has taken a 
different approach," explains Vera. "I 
wrote a proposal for the Fulbright that 
would combine both approaches." 

Vera discovered Lebanon Valley Col- 
lege when he came to the campus for the 
Youth Scholars Institute while he was in 
high school. 

"I was pretty much sold on the school," 
he says. "The faculty members we talked 
to seemed very easy to get along with, very 
helpful and very able to teach. I've never 
been sorry I made the choice I did." 

David Hoover, a senior psychology 
major, is excited about the research project 
he is currently working on with Dr. 
Salvatore Cullari, associate professor of 

Hoover, originally a music major who 
switched to psychology, is helping Cullari 
continue a study on the way college 
students hear music. 

"Our hypothesis is that people hear 
music they like as not being as loud as 
music they don't like, or hear music they 
don't like as being louder than it actually 
is," states Hoover. 

He says the project, which he is working 
on full time this semester, will involve 
using 10 different types of musical selec- 
tions and between 30-50 student subjects. 

"The more subjects you run, the more 
accurate you can be with your determi- 
nations," he says. "I'm really looking 
forward to pursuing this. Long-term, I'm 

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Chemistry major Lori Rothermel is researching new anti-cancer drugs with Chemistry Department Chair Richard Cornelius. 

planning to get a Ph.D.— probably in 
clinical psychology— and I'm sure the 
research project will be helpful." 

LORI ROTHERMEL'S eyes sparkle when she 
talks about the cancer research project she 
worked on last summer with Chemistry 
Department Chair Dr. Richard Cornelius. 

"Sometimes I spent up to 10 or 12 hours 
in the lab," says the sophomore chemistry 
major. "We were paid for eight, but you 
get so involved, feeling that you're on the 
brink of getting a product that you've been 
working at for a month and you just want 
to keep going until you get to what you 
want. It's a great feeling in research. It's 
not often that it works out, so when it starts 
to work, it's unbelievably exciting." 

Cornelius has a National Cancer Institute 
grant to look for better versions of anti- 
cancer drugs. The world's largest-selling 
drug at the moment contains platinum, 
which is not only highly toxic, but also 
highly selective in the cancers it will work 
on. Cornelius and his student assistants are 
looking for related compounds that are less 

"He would give me a paper that de- 
scribed the compound I was working 

toward, as well as a procedure that had 
worked before, and then I was on my 
own," explains Rothermel. "He would 
help, of course, if I needed it. When I 
would finally get the compound I'd been 
searching for, I'd go on to the next 

Her summer research has turned her on 
to the possibilities of research as a career. 
"You don't know what research is really 
like until you try it," she says. "I originally 
wanted to be a doctor, but right now I'm 
battling an urge to go into research instead 
of medicine. Research is just great. It's a 
lot of fun." 

ROBYN CASHMORE first encountered labo- 
ratory rats in a psychology class on learning 
and memory. She had no idea they would 
lead to a career in experimental psychol- 

"I really enjoyed the learning and mem- 
ory course," she recalls. "We conditioned 
rats in the Skinner Box and it was exciting 
to see them go from being totally naive to 
learning how to get food. I was so 
fascinated that I ended up being a caretaker 
for the rats, and that led to my thinking 
about an independent research project." 

For the past year, Cashmore and Dr. 
Steven Specht, assistant professor of psy- 
chology, have been working with a second 
student, Kevin Dempsey, on a project 
investigating the developmental aspects of 
ingestive behavior in rat pups. 

"We're using a new method to test 
ingestion of fluids and what neurotransmit- 
ter processes are involved in drinking vs. 
eating," Cashmore explains. "We're trying 
to decide when the processes come into 
play. We know they're not there from 

The three recently have completed an 
abstract on their work that will be presented 
to the Society of Neuroscience in St. Louis 
in the fall. Specht is the first author, 
Cashmore the second and Dempsey the 

Cashmore will continue working on the 
ingestion project throughout the summer, 
and then will go to Ohio University where 
she will enter the Ph.D. program in 
experimental psychology. 

"I always intended to study psychology, 
but was thinking more about clinical psy- 
chology," she says. "I didn't realize how 
diverse the field was until I came here and 
got acquainted with the rats." 


The Valley 

Applications jump 

Bucking a national trend, applications to 
Lebanon Valley College are up 26 percent 
from last year, and 38 percent from two 
years ago. 

The college is one of the few educational 
institutions on the East Coast that is 
experiencing an applications increase as the 
Baby Boom turns into a Baby Bust. With 
the marked decrease in the number of high 
school seniors throughout the country, 
most other institutions are either receiving 
fewer applications, or else are in a holding 

Administration officials are attributing 
Lebanon Valley's increase to growth in the 
Central Pennsylvania area and a more 
aggressive marketing program, which has 
resulted in increased public awareness of 
the college's academic strength and its 
value for the money. 

The new Master in Business Admini- 
stration program is also finding no shortage 
of students. Enrollment in the program, 
which began last fall, reached 75 during 
the spring semester. 

Most selective 

The college has been placed on the list of 
highly selective liberal arts colleges com- 
piled by the Carnegie Foundation for the 
Advancement of Teaching. 

The Camegie list includes 1,433 insti- 
tutions, primarily undergraduate colleges, 
that are highly selective in their choice of 
students and that award more than half of 
their baccalaureate degrees in arts and 
sciences fields. 

Lebanon Valley joins such prestigious 
institutions as Bryn Mawr, Oberlin, Hav- 
erford, Trinity and Swarthmore colleges 
in being listed. 

Renaissance proceeds 

As part of the ongoing $7.7 million campus 
development program, the college recently 
broke ground for the restoration and expan- 
sion of Laughlin Hall, the oldest building 
on campus. 

Trustee Jack Eby (left), President John Synodinos and Trustee Bill Williams take turns 
doing the honors at the Laughlin Hall groundbreaking. 

Built in the mid- 1800s as a private 
residence, Laughlin Hall was acquired by 
the college in the late 1940s. The two- 
story, 3,000-square-foot building, located 
on Main Street in Annville's historic 
district, will be expanded to 6,000 square 

The new addition, scheduled to be 
completed by August, is designed to repli- 
cate the architectural style of the original 
structure. It will house the college's ad- 
vancement offices, which include develop- 
ment, public relations and alumni relations. 

The project is the latest phase of a 
three-year campus development plan that 
began in 1988. When the plan is com- 
pleted, one-third of the college's facilities 
will either be new or have undergone major 
renovation and remodeling. 

In late April, some $2 million in renova- 
tions were completed on the Lynch Memo- 
rial building for management, mathematical 
sciences, computer services and intercolle- 
giate athletic support facilities. 

Construction will begin in May on a 
project to convert the top floor of the 
Administration Building into a Humanities 

A $500,000 landscaping project for the 

campus will be completed during the 

Classrooms to condos 

Lebanon Valley College has joined a 
growing number of institutions around the 
country in forming a private corporation 
and undertaking construction projects. 

The Quittapahilla Corporation, which 
the college incorporated in November of 
last year, is engaged in a joint venture 
project with the Housing Development 
Corporation of Lancaster to convert the old 
science building and former maintenance 
building into 21 condominiums. 

Construction on the units, which will 
range in price from $85,000 to $89,000, 
will begin shortly. 

Contributions are up 

The Office of Advancement is happy these 
days because of a significant increase in 
both individual and institutional contribu- 
tions to the college. 

As of March 1, the Annual Fund was 
running 15 percent ahead of last year and 
total giving was up 43 percent. 


Spring 1990 


Greg Stanson (left), dean of enrollment management services, greets visiting Lebanon School District sixth graders. 

College annual giving, however, must 
increase another $80,000 this year in order 
to qualify for funds from the Kline Founda- 
tion. The foundation awarded the college 
$400,000 in 1988 on condition that annual 
giving increases $80,000 each year over 
the next five years. 

Reaching out to schools 

Elementary school students from the Leba- 
non School District will be encouraged to 
attend college through a pilot project the 
college is undertaking. 

The three-part project, which will extend 
over the next six years, will ultimately 
focus on economically disadvantaged stu- 
dents. It will begin by familiarizing sixth 
graders with the college environment and 

will eventually identify those qualified to 
pursue a college education, and will help 
them to do so. 

In April, some 300 sixth graders spent 
part of a day visiting the Lebanon Valley 
College campus in small groups. The visits 
were designed to break down barriers and 
demystify the idea of college, according 
to Dr. William McGill, vice president and 
dean of faculty, who is overseeing the 
program. Next year, when the children are 
seventh graders, the college will send 
cultural groups and faculty to visit their 
classrooms. College representatives will 
also talk with parents about the types of 
financial aid that are available. 

When the children reach eighth grade, 
the college and the school district will begin 
to identify those who show college poten- 

tial and who meet a means test indicating 
they will probably need financial aid. 

Once college-bound students are iden- 
tified, each one will be matched with a 
Lebanon Valley freshman who will serve 
as a mentor and maintain contact through- 
out the high school years. 

Later, the college will assist the students 
in applying for college and securing finan- 
cial aid. A special scholarship fund will 
be set up for those who choose to attend 
Lebanon Valley. 

Quiz kids special 

Some 600 of the best teenage minds in 
Central Pennsylvania competed in the Tenth 
Annual Lebanon Valley College Quiz Bowl 
on March 24. 


The Valley 

The Quiz Bowl, one of the largest in the 
state, drew students from 70 high schools. 
Questions, written by college faculty, ad- 
ministration and staff, covered all aca- 
demic fields. 

The top prize for this year's competition 
was the Clay Memorial Cup, named in 
memory of Quiz Bowl founder Dr. Robert 
Clay, former registrar of the college who 
died in December 1988. The prize went to 
Mechanicsburg High School. Cumberland 
Valley High School took second place in 
the competition. 

Springer business lecture 

The turnout was excellent for this year's 
Fourth Annual Springer Lecture in Inter- 
national Business Management, held March 
21 on campus. 

Thomas C. Stevens, founder and presi- 
dent of International Negotiations and 
Management, Inc. in Oak Ridge, NJ, 
delivered the lecture, titled "International 
Negotiations and Management in the 

The Springer lecture series began in 
1986 with a gift from Fred J. Springer of 
Clarksburg, MD, and the International 
Business Machines Corporation. Sprin- 
ger's daughter, Margaret, graduated from 
Lebanon Valley College in 1986 with a 
degree in international business. 

International Culture Day 

Some 400 high school students enjoyed the 
college's Eighth Annual International Cul- 
ture Day on March 9. 

The daylong event featured foreign lan- 
guage proficiency competitions, a multi- 
cultural meal and a talk on international 
business employment opportunities by 
Christine Walborn ('74). She has held a 
variety of positions in international mar- 
keting and has been Hershey Food's re- 
gional marketing manager for Latin Amer- 
ica and the Caribbean. 

International Day is sponsored by the 
college's French, German and Spanish 

President John Synodinos (left), congratu- 
lates Founders Day Award winner William 
W. Adams. 

Founders Day honoree 

William W. Adams, president and chief 
executive officer of Armstrong World 
Industries of Lancaster, received the col- 
lege's 11th Annual Founders Day Award, 
as well a doctor of humane letters degree 
on Feb. 20. 

Bringing dorms online 

A $345,000 project is under way to wire 
400 dorm rooms for individual telephones, 
for future simultaneous data transmission 
and, possibly, cable TV. 

By fall, students will be able to use 
computer modems from their dorm rooms. 
Should cable become a reality on campus, 
the service will eventually allow the college 
to have basic cable programming, an 
electronic bulletin board and its own educa- 
tional programming. 

Japanese offered 

Japanese will be added to the curriculum 
next fall under an educational exchange 
agreement with the Hokkaido International 

Foundation of Japan. 

The college has arranged for a young 
teacher from Japan to teach for two years. 
Koyumi Ito, a writer for several news 
agencies in Tokyo, will teach first and 
second year Japanese. 

In the program's second year, another 
teacher from the Hokkaido Foundation will 
begin a new sequence. 

Library computerized 

CD Cat, a compact disc union catalogue 
recently installed in the library, will signifi- 
cantly expand the horizons of library users. 

The catalogue currently contains the 
records of 709,523 titles from libraries at 
Bucknell, Dickinson, Elizabethtown, Fran- 
klin & Marshall, Harrisburg Area Commu- 
nity College, Juniata and Kutztown Univer- 

By fall, the catalogue will contain 
2,830,000 records from 17 libraries (in- 
cluding Lebanon Valley's) that are mem- 
bers of the Associated College Libraries 
of Central Pennsylvania. 

China Fulbright Reunion 

Eighten Fulbright Scholars who taught in 
China during the 1988-89 academic year 
will reunite at Lebanon Valley College on 
June 1-3 to mark the one-year anniversary 
of the Tiananmen Square massacre. 

The conference is being organized by 
Dr. Arthur Ford, associate academic dean, 
who taught at Nanjing University on a 
Fulbright Lectureship last year. 

Ford says the weekend (which coincides 
with Alumni Weekend) will provide an 
opportunity for each of the scholars to 
exchange stories about the historic events 
that occurred during their time in China. 

"Each scholar left China under trying 
circumstances. In a sense, we feel as if 
we have unfinished business. We'd like to 
achieve a sense of closure," Ford says. 

A series of informal meetings will be 
held during the three-day reunion. On 
Sunday at 2 p.m., a memorial service will 
commemorate the students killed when 
Chinese troops began firing on them. 

Spring 1990 


O R T S 

LVC athletes 
enjoy banner 

It's been a magnificent year 
for the college's sports teams. 
In fact, they may be the win- 
ningest set of teams in the 
college's history. 

By Tim Ebersole 

Sports Information Director 

Football (6-4) 

The Dutchmen football team completed 
its first winning season in 10 years by 
capturing the final four games, including 
a 63-14 thrashing of Bridgewater College 

The other five wins came against Juniata 
(17-0), Albright (49-19), Wilkes (28-7), 
Western Maryland (38-26) and Delaware 
Valley (38-26). 

Jim Monos was named the 1989 Co- 
Coach of the Year in the Middle Atlantic 
Conference (MAC). 

Field Hockey (13-7) 

The women's team concluded another 
outstanding season, finishing second in the 
ECAC Championship. 

The team defeated FDU Madison (4-0) 
in the semi-finals, before losing to host 

Reggie Hall jumps to score in the Dutch- 
men's win over Gettysburg College. 

East Stroudsburg (2-1) in the championship 

Earlier in the season, the Valley women 
captured the first-place trophy of the 
Frostburg State Tournament, defeating Catho- 
lic University (7-0) in the finals. 

Men's Basketball (17-9) 

The Dutchmen finished off a scintillating 
season by winning the ECAC Division III 
Southern Region Championship, defeating 
Dickinson College (72-59). 

To reach the finals, LVC had to come 
from behind against Ursinus (64-60) after 
trailing by nine at half time. The men's 
team also qualified for the MAC playoffs, 
finishing 7-5, and tied for second place in 
the Southwest Section. 

In the regular season finale, the Dutch- 

men defeated number-one-ranked Division 
III powerhouse Franklin & Marshall Col- 
lege (57-55). 

Men's Cross Country (7-1) 

The LVC harriers registered another 
winning dual meet season and a tenth place 
finish at the MAC Championships last fall. 

Scott Young '92 finished fifth with a 
time of 26:40, qualifying him for the 
NCAA Division III Cross Country Cham- 
pionship at Augustana College (Illinois). 
Young finished 108th at Augustana with a 
time of 25:54. 

Women's Volleyball (15-11) 

The women's team recorded its second 
consecutive winning season in three years 
of varsity status. The 15 wins established 
a new school record for wins in a single 

The team had an opportunity for an 
NCAA Division III playoff berth before 
losing its final three matches to high- 
powered Western Maryland, Susquehanna 
and Juniata. 

Men's Swimming (5-2) 

The men's swimming team concluded its 
first intercollegiate season with an impres- 
sive dual meet record. The five wins 
included Washington (72-31), King's (96- 
42), Lycoming (114-62), Goucher (116- 
76) and Juniata (102-69). 

The Juniata defeat was extremely im- 
pressive considering LVC had tied that 
team last season. 

Wrestling (7-8-1) 

The LVC grapplers came within two 
points of capturing their first winning 
season in three years. Included among then- 
wins were hard fought battles against 
Haverford (28-17), and Western Maryland 
(27-24). The Dutchmen tied Gettysburg 

Kevin Stein '92 and J.R. Holenchik '90 
placed fourth at the MAC Championship 
Tournament, helping the Dutchmen finish 
ninth overall as a team. 


The Valley 

Renowned jazz artist gets 
long-awaited degree 

Some 40 years ago when nationally known 
jazz musician and conductor Walt Lev- 
insky dropped out of Lebanon Valley 
College to join the Tommy Dorsey Or- 
chestra in California, he vowed he would 
come back someday and get his bachelor's 

He achieved that goal in front of a 
packed house on February 9 when he 
appeared with the Lebanon Valley College 
Jazz Band in Blair Music Center, Lutz 
Hall. At the concert's intermission, Lev- 
insky was awarded his long-awaited de- 

Levinsky completed three years toward 
his degree before he left, and the college 
decided to recognize his "life experience" 
in lieu of the fourth year. 

"I'm really thrilled about this," said 
Levinsky, who was obviously very moved 
by the tributes paid to him when he was 
awarded the degree. "It's always some- 
thing I hoped to do. I feel like I have 
enough life experience at this point for a 
couple of degrees!" 

Levinsky's career spans nearly four 
decades, and he has been both a classical 
and jazz musician. The Patterson, N.J. 
native joined the Les and Larry Elgart 
Orchestra when he was just 16 years old. 
He interrupted his college education to 
work for the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, 
and later was lead saxophonist for Benny 

In 1957, he was hired as solo saxo- 
phonist with the New York Philharmonic 
and played with the orchestra for a number 
of years. 

Levinsky has also been a studio musician 
in New York and has worked with celebri- 
ties ranging from Paul McCartney and 
Barbara Streisand to Sarah Vaughn and 
Leotyne Price. 

As a composer, arranger and conductor 
he has worked with Frank Sinatra, Liza 
Minelli, Richard Harris and Metropolitan 
Opera stars Renata Scott and Placido 
Domingo. He has been a musician and 
assistant conductor for the Johnny Carson 



Spring 1990 


Tonight Show Orchestra and also for the 
Dick Cavett Show. 

In 1987, Levinsky appeared as a clarinet 
soloist— along with his quintet and Lionel 
Hampton— in a command performance at 
the White House. 

During the 1980s, Levinsky worked 
primarily as a composer/arranger/conduc- 
tor for television and film. He has been 
music director for the Daytime Emmy 
Awards telecast for 11 years, has com- 
posed for the Prime Time Emmys and has 
written original theme music for a variety 
of well-known television programs. He has 
received four Emmy Award nominations 
as composer/music director. 

Levinsky has also worked in the film 
industry and has been music recording 
supervisor on five Woody Allen films, as 
well as orchestrator and conductor for 
several other movies. 

Since 1987, he has devoted most of his 
energy to his Great American Swing Band. 
The band, within a two-year period, has 
performed in Carnegie Hall and the Holly- 
wood Bowl. It's had the honor of being the 
first non-symphonic group to perform in 
Japan's Osaka Symphony Hall. 

At the February 9 concert, Levinsky 
joined the College Jazz Band, conducted 
by Tom Strohman, for two numbers. The 
afternoon of the concert he took time to 
hold a "rap session" with students. 

"I always like talking with students," 
he said. "I was instrumental in getting the 
jazz program and band started at Lebanon 
Valley College, and it always pleases me 
to know that both the program and the band 
have flourished." 

Oldtimers set reunion 

The LVC "Oldtimers" Athletic Reunion 
Committee met March 1 1 to initiate plans 
for its annual get-together. 

This year's reunion will be held on 
Saturday, June 30, at Fairview Golf Club, 
where the group will meet to enjoy a day 
of golf, reminiscing, "Monday night quarter- 
backing," fellowship, fun and food. 

The LVC "Oldtimers" group was started 
in the late 1920s by Dr. WH. Fake. After 

the football season was over. Dr. Fake 
would invite Coach Hook Mylin and his 
players to his home for an evening of casual 
conversation and fun. Soon former players 
and friends joined the group. 

With the death of Hook Mylin, Bill 
Nitrauer, Ike Long and Irv Romig, a 
committee headed by Bob Hess '49 and 
Al Sincavage '35 took over the job of 
continuing the reunions. 

It has become a tradition for many 
coaches, former players and friends of 
LVC'c athletic program to set aside the 
fixed date— "the last Saturday in June, as 
long as two men find it possible to attend." 
The group has grown from the original 
"Mylin Men" to include "The Frock- 
quette Men" and has recently started 
including women athletes as well. 

The reunion group is open to grads up 
to and including the class of 1969. 

Letters will be sent to former athletes 
who live within a three-hour drive. If 
you're not on the mailing list and wish to 
receive a reservation form, please contact 
Joe Shemeta, Box 546, Mt. Gretna, PA 
17064, (717) 964-2097; or Bob Guston, 
5221 Meadowbrook Drive, Mechanicsburg, 
PA 17055, (717) 761-5818; or Ralph Shay, 
345 S. Lancaster Street, Lebanon, PA 

Alumni directory 

Some 25 Lebanon Valley graduates are 
working for AT&T (one is the national 
account manager) ... 34 grads are at 
AMP, including the company treasurer 
. . . eight alums are scientists at Sterling 
Drugs . . .six are working in the sciences 
at Rohm & Haas . . . and so on. 

These are just some of the interesting 
facts on LVC people contained in the new 
alumni directory compiled for the college 
by The Harris Company. The 262-page, 
hardbound directory lists grads' current 
home and business addresses, phone num- 
bers, occupational information, year of 
graduation and type of degree. There is 
also a separate listing list by class year, 
and a geographical listing by residence. 

The directory costs $49.95 and can be 
ordered from Bernard C. Harris Publishing 
Co. in White Plains, NY. 

Alumni perk 

Alumni can attend the college for reduced 
tuition rates. Alums taking undergraduate 
courses full time are entitled to a 25 percent 
discount off the total tuition of $5,325 per 
semester. Those taking courses part time 
get a 50 percent discount— a savings of 
$1 18 per credit hour. 

Presidential biography 

Charles A. Reed ('54) has published a 
biography of former LVC President 
Frederick K. Miller. Titled A Man of the 
Valley: The Life of Frederick K. Miller, 
the book covers Miller's life from his 1908 
birth in Lebanon to his death in 1975. 

Miller originally taught history at LVC, 
then went on to become president. His 
post-college career included a stint as 
Pennsylvania's first commissioner for higher 
education and as president of the Commis- 
sion for Independent Colleges and Univer- 

The book weaves history of the college 
with Miller's life story and includes some 
of his major speeches and writings. 

A Man of the Valley retails for $18.95. 
It is available through the college bookstore 
for $15.45. It can also be mail-ordered 
through Bob Harnish, bookstore manager. 

Be an ambassador 

Interested in encouraging accepted appli- 
cants to choose Lebanon Valley College? 
The Admisssions Office is seeking alumni 
to serve as volunteers in the Alumni 
Ambassador Program. Alumni Ambas- 
sadors contact applicants living in their 
area to offer them encouragement and 
answer questions about LVC. Often, all 
that's involved is a phone call. 

If you'd like to be an Alumni Ambassa- 
dor, contact Greg Stanson, dean of 
enrollment management services at 1 -800- 

24 The Valley 


Pre- 1940s 


Norman M . Bouder ■ 1 9 and Helena Maulfair 
Bouder '20 celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary 
on Oct. 15, 1989. 

Elizabeth (Betty) Bender Ulrich '38 was honored 
Nov. 1, 1989, by the Commissioners Court of Harris 
County, TX, for her commitment to promoting quality 
library service to the residents of the Clear Lake 


C. Edward Mutch '14, Nov. 10, 1989. 

Mark Wingerd '18, Nov. 25, 1989. 

Lucile Davis Snavely '19, Aug. 1, 1989. 

Gladys M. Fencil '21, Dec. 17. 1989. 

Kathryn S. Ganci, a/k/a Kathryn Wheeler Snavely 

'27. Feb. 3, 1990. 

Emma Meyer Koch '28, Feb. 5. 1990. 

Homer J. Allwein '30, May 30, 1989. 

Alfred C. Barnhart '30. Jan. 9, 1988. 

Dominic A. Bovino '30, Aug. 15. 1989. 

Bernita Strebig Fridinge '30, Aug. 9, 1988. 

Elva Riegel Hoaster '30, Aug. 21, 1989. 

George R. Nye '32 

Kathryn Gockley Heilman '33. Nov. 7, 1989. 

Margaret Kohler Towson '34, Sept. 17, 1989. 

David J. Evans '35, Feb. 8. 1990. 

June Gingrich Yake '36, Feb. 26, 1990. 

Emily Linn Maher '37, March 1983. 

Eleanor Engle Miller '37, Jan. 20, 1989. 

Flora Strayer Weaver '37, April 18, 1985. 

John R. Miller '38, Sept. 3, 1989. 



Fredericka Laucks Albert '42 has moved from an 
apartment in Long Island, NY, to Mountville, PA. She 
is happy to be back in her home state. 

Joseph E. Carr '42 retired from the Aluminum 
Company of America. 

Gerald D. Kauffman *44 retired after 43 years in 
the ministry. He was named pastor emeritus of Grace 
United Methodist Church in Carlisle, PA. 

Bruce C. Souders '44 recently retired from the 
faculty of Shenandoah College and Conservatory. He 
attended a writing workshop of the Council of Authors 
and Journalists on St. Simons Island, GA. He was 
selected to read his poetry at the Poetry-by-the-Sea 
meeting at the Cloister Hotel. Souders' poem. "For a 
Chipmunk," was included in The Lyric, published in 
Blacksburg, VA. He is the immediate past president 
of the Poetry Society of Virginia and a member of the 
Shenandoah Valley Writer's Guild. 

Charles W. Tome Jr. '49 retired in 1984. 

Jeanne Waller Hoerner '45 presented an organ/ 
piano program with Marilyn Kiefer and daughter Jo 
Hoerner Kiefer for the organ club of Scottdale, PA, 
on April 3, 1990. 

Gene U. Cohen '46 serves as chief of the medical 
service at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in 
Martinsburg. WV. He "carpools" from his home in 
Chambersburg, PA. 

Kathryn Albert Heckard *47 is supervisor of music 

at Lebanon School District. 

Brian H. Kintzer '47 received the George A. 
Kirchner Memorial Award at the Lancaster Sports- 
writers and Sportscasters banquet. 

Mildred Palmer Neideigh '47 and husband Rev. 
Roy M. Neideigh live in Sinking Spring, PA. He is 
retired from the ministry and was named pastor 
emeritus at First United Church of Christ in Hamburg, 


Dorothy Long Sechrist '40, Feb. 9, 1990. 
Richard P. Weagley '40, Jan. 9. 1990. 
Richard L. Ax '46, Aug. 7, 1989. 
Virginia Stonecipher Mikionis '47, Jan. 1 . 1990. 
Foster M. Brinser '49, March 23, 1988. 
Stanton H. Keller *49, Feb. 23, 1990. 



John C. Smith '50 retired from the Philadelphia/ 
Suburban Water Company. 

Sidney Garverich Tome '50 retired in June 1989. 

J. Harold Housman '51 is in ophthalmology 
practice in Lancaster. PA. He spent two months in a 
mission hospital doing eye surgery. 

Richard L. Kline '51 retired from teaching music 
at the Hempfield School District, Landisville, PA. He 
was manager for All-Eastern Chorus, MENC, Boston, 
MA. March 1989. guest conductor for the Fulton/ 
Franklin County Chorus, Greencastle, PA, March 
1989. He was appointed music director for Actors 
Company of Pennsylvania, Fulton Opera House, 
Lancaster, PA, for the 1989-90 season. Ruth Sheaf- 
fer Daugherty '52 was named to chair "Directions for 
the '90s" for the United Board For Christian Higher 
Education in Asia. 

Joseph Oxley '52 retired from coaching football at 
Raritan High School. 

Donald L. Trostle '53 is the director of The Concert 
Band of Lancaster, which he founded. He is also 
musical director for nine other area organizations. His 
wife Liz is a professional singer. 

Betty Criswell Hungerford '54 is employed as 
system manager, New Direction, for Trindle Rehab 
Medicine Center. 

Lynette E. Waller '55 received the Silver Beaver 
Award for work with youth and scouting. She is a vocal 
music teacher at the Milton S. Hershey School. 

David P. Willoughby '55 is professor of music at 
Eastern New Mexico University. He served as a 
member of the national Board of The College Music 
Society for eight years. He also served four years as 
president of the Society. David has also completed a 
high school/college-level music appreciation textbook 
titled The World of Music, just published by the Wm. 
C. Brown Publishing Company. 

Norman V. Blantz '56 was one of the founders of 
the Springfield, NJ, Township Historical Society and 
is a member of the board of trustees. 

Thomas E. Silliman '57 retired from the Frederick 
County, MD, school system. He relocated to Florida 
and is associate conductor of the municipal band and 
"swingtime" band in Melbourne. FL. 

Marshall D. Cook '58 retired from teaching 4th 
grade in the Cornwall-Lebanon School District. 

James F. Wolfe '58 has been named vice president 

for academic affairs at Virginia Tech. He will serve 
as the chief deputy to the provost with major responsi- 
bility for the oversight and management of faculty 
personnel policies and procedures. 

Bruce W. Blecker '59 retired in July 1989 as 
instrumental music director in the Somerville New 
Jersey Public Schools. He was director of the Middle 
School Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble and also 
directed the Somerville summer band program. 

Wayne G. Hummer '59 was voted Lancaster 
County Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for an 
additional 10-year term commencing Jan. 1, 1990. 

Darryl L. Myers '59 has been appointed senior 
vice president and senior trust officer for United States 
National Bank in Johnstown, PA. He will be responsi- 
ble for the management and direction of all trust 
activities, including new business development and the 
coordination of investment policies. 


Dorothy Werner Swartz '49, Nov. 21, 1989. 
Floyd E. Becker '50, Jan. 26, 1990. 
Gerald D. Miller '51, Nov. 20, 1989. 
Gilbert D. Snyder '53. Nov. 14, 1989. 
John H. Wuertz '56. March 16, 1989. 



Joseph B. Dietz '60 retired from the Pottstown 
Police Department after 17 years of service. He is 
currently self-employed (Joe's Toy & Frame Shop), 
making wooden toys and picture frames. He also 
received his real estate license and is selling real estate 
with Rehrer and Associates in Gilbertsville, PA. 

John C. Britcher '61 was installed as president of 
the Washington Mental Health Counselors' Associa- 
tion. He is also director of a counseling center for rape 
and incest victims and senior executive officer of two 

Delores A. Mounsey '62 is associate dean of the 
College of Allied Health Sciences, Howard Univer- 
sity, Washington DC. 

Edward J. McKay '64 received the U.S. Depart- 
ment of Commerce Silver Medal Award for outstand- 
ing professionalism and dedication in initiating and 
implementing technology transfer activities. He is 
employed as a geodesist with the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration's National Ocean Service 
in Rockville, MD. 

H. William Alsted '65 is sales manager of the 
Process Equipment Division of Sprout-Bauer. Inc., a 
subsidiary of Combustion Engineering, Inc., Muncy, 

Caroline Miller DiGiacomo *65 is presently work- 
ing for LeHigh County Community College, down- 
town Allentown site, as head teacher/coordinator for 
literacy programs. 

Joan Carissimi English '67 has become a registered 
nurse after receiving an associate degree in nursing 
from Bucks County Community College in May 1989. 
She also passed the PA state board exams in nursing 
and is currently employed by Grand View Hospital in 
Sellersville, PA. 

Carol Paist Schwalm '68 is currently teaching 
music at Crofton Woods Elementary in Crofton, MD. 
She has two children: Darren C, a junior at Towson 
State, and Deborah A., a junior in high school. 

Spring 1990 25 

John R. Yerger '68 has been named chairman of 
Yerger Bros., Inc., a wood manufacturing firm in 
Lititz, PA. He is the grandson of the founder of the 

Richard W. Bower '69 is senior pastor of Elim 
Gospel Church in Valley Cottage, NY. He is also a 
major (chaplain) of the New York National Guard. 
He received his master of divinity degree from 
Alliance Theological Seminary. 

Gary D. Frederick *69 was recently appointed 
associate professor of chemistry at the Bngham Young 
University of Hawaii. 

Dale C. Schimpf '69 will be Worshipful Master of 
Frackville Lodge #737, Free & Accepted Masons, 
throughout 1990. He is also music director of Caldwell 
Consistory, Valley of Bloomsburg, Ancient Accepted 
Scottish Rite. 


Richard N. Blair '62, on Sept. 4, 1989, after a 
15-year battle with cancer. 
Judith Keiper Ebersole '64, July 1986. 



David C, Clemens '70 is director of Longwood 
Public Library in Middle Island, NY. 

Lloyd R. Helt '70 was elected to a third four-year 
term as mayor of Sykesville, MD, in May 1989. Lloyd 
has held this position since May 1981. 

Ronald W. Miller '70 received his Ph.D. in 
pharmaceutics from Temple University in January 
1989. His dissertation was titled "The Evaluation of 
Stabilizers in Aspirin Tablets which have been Ceque- 
ous Film Coated." 

Georgene M. Carmany '71 was recently offered 
the job of principal of the Goshen/Chesterfield Re- 
gional School. 

Martha (Marty) Waring Chaffee '71 and Ronald 
B. Chaffee had a son, Steven James, on June 6, 1989. 
They also have a son, John Quentin. Marty is currently 
assistant professor of education at Cabrini College. 
She also owns a needlepoint design business called 
Harbor Light Needlecrafts which specializes in Bayello 
canvas work. Husband Ron is a realtor for Zacharea 
Realty and owner of Repperts School of Auctioneer- 

Paul S. Fisher '71 recently returned from a 
five-week concert tour of Europe with the U.S. Air 
Force Concert Band. The tour included West Ger- 
many, Belgium. France and England. 

Patricia Legath Gidosh '71 married Nicholas J. 
Gidosh on Oct. 16, 1989. She is employed by Sacred 
Heart Hospital in Allentown, PA, as a medical 

David E. Miller '71 was recently appointed division 
controller of the Steelton Rail Products and Pipe 
Division of Bethlehem Steel Corporation. 

Peter A. Harubin '72 has been appointed regional 
field coordinator by the National Academy of Correc- 
tions (U.S. Department of Justice). This position is a 
consultant role to help implement the Academy's 
Regional Training Program for the Northeastern Corri- 
dor. The goal of the effort is to create cooperative 
training throughout corrections and community cor- 

Marilyn Graves Kimple *72 is currently teaching 
German at the Spartanburg Day School. She is also 

teaching horn and brass instruments privately and plays 
in the Spartanburg Symphony. 

Charlene Tice McCabe '72 and John F. McCabe 
had a daughter, Rachel Charlene, on April 27, 1989. 

Ronald R. Renshaw '72 and Coleen Renshaw had 
a daughter, Gretchen Elizabeth, on Feb. 15, 1989. 

Thomas K. Thompson '72 is employed with the 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission as a senior 
health physicist. He is married and has two children, 
Bennett and Brooks. 

Lois Moore Autenrieth '74 and Stephen M. 
Autenrieth '74 had a daughter, Bonnie Larissa, on 
May 3, 1989. 

Pamela J. Wood '74 is currently employed by 
Bethany Christian Services, a national private adoption 
agency. She received her M.Ed, in counseling from 
Northeastern University in 1980. She is completing 
studies at Salem State College for certification in 
secondary school guidance. 

Kathy Halteman Pope '74 and Richard L. Pope 
had a daughter, Kaitlyn Lindsay, on May 13, 1989. 

John G. Fenimore '75 is head baseball coach and 
English teacher at Belvedere High School in New 

Lois Goodman Kickbush '75 married Don Kick- 
bush on July 29, 1989. 

Francis T. Lichtner Jr. '75 and Kim Lichtner had 
a son. Erik Thomas, on July 20, 1989. They also have 
a daughter, Samantha Lynn. 

Chester Q. Mosteller '75 was appointed executive 
vice president for human resource administration at 
Meridian Bancorp. Inc. 

Howard P. Scott '75 is a teacher at Carroll High 
School and is performing with the Washington Opera. 

Thomas R. Ward '75 was appointed vice president 
of marketing services at Mutual Assurance Co. of 

Theresa V. Brown '76 was named director of the 
Pennsylvania Cancer Program in the Pennsylvania 
Department of Health. 

Jan Campbell Craver '76 has been elected vice 
president at Wachovia Bank and Trust Company in 
Winston-Salem, NC. She is manager of cost account- 
ing in the Control Group. 

Suzanne Beers Essex '76 is teaching German at 
Snohomish High School in Snohomish, Washington. 

Gary K. Fox '76 received a master of divinity 
degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary 
and is currently serving as pastor of the First Presbyte- 
rian Church of Hamptonburgh in Campbell Hall, NY. 

Thomas I. Siegel '76 was elected to the board of 
directors of Peoples National Bank of Lebanon, PA. 

Susan Shemeta Stachelczyk '76 and Gregory J. 
Stachelczyk had a son, Zachary Joseph, on June 6, 

James B. Cooper '77 won the 1989 Presidential 
Young Investigator Award from the National Science 
Foundation. The award will assist in funding research 
he is undertaking for the next five years. He is currently 
employed at the University of California, Santa 

Nancy Thompson Frey *77 wrote an article entitled 
"When a Caregiver's Family 'Lives In'." which was 
published in the fall 1989 issue of AW' Ways Magazine 
(Evanston, IL). The article describes some of the 
experiences of Ms. Thompson-Frey and her family 
during nearly seven years of living with children and 
adults with mental disabilities. She now operates a 
free-lance documentation support services business in 
Columbia, MD. 

Stephanie Bond Lamm '77 married Greyard R. 

Lamm on May 6, 1989. She is a senior administrative 
analyst for IBM. 

Carol Martin Moorefield *77 is an elementary 
music instructor for the Warren County School Dis- 

Roberta Burkholder Stock '77 married William 
D. Stock Jr. on Oct. 28, 1989. She is employed as a 
branch officer II at the downtown Lancaster Office of 
the Bank of Lancaster County. Roberta is a member 
of the handbell choir of St. Stephen United Church of 
Christ, in New Holland. (Her maiden name was 
misspelled 'Burkbolder' in the new Alumni Directory). 

Deborah Starr Tuxhorn '77 and Darryl H. Tuxhora 
had a son, Stephen Paul, on March 2, 1989. They also 
have another son. Joshua, who is four years old. 
Deborah is teaching 6th grade at the Hackettstown 
Middle School. 

Brian S. Allebach '78 was promoted to assistant 
vice president of First Valley Bank in Bethlehem, PA. 

Frank C. Destro '78 is currently manager of 
production planning and inventory control for Synflex 
Division of Furon Company. He received his MBA 
from Case Western Reserve University in 1986. 

Timothy A. Kriebel '78 and Anna A. Kriebel had 
a son, Richard Robert, on Jan. 8, 1990. They also 
have a daughter, Angela. Tim is a United Methodist 
pastor at Mt. Hope U.M.C. in Aston. PA. 

Ruth Stanley Ruch '78 is the mother of two 
children, Katherine Ann, born on Nov. 17, 1983, and 
Zachary Peter, bom on Dec. 15, 1987. 

Jefferson L. Hatch '79 and Kay King Hatch '81 
had a son, Bryant Davis, on Feb. 27, 1989. 

Sharon Green Lawton '79 married Richard Lawton 
on May 20, 1989. She is a computer programming 
instructor at AT&T. 

Debra Light Leibig '79 married Steven Leibig on 
March 26. 1988. She graduated from St. Joseph 
Hospital School of Nursing in 1984 and is employed 
as a registered nurse with the visiting nurse department 
at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon, PA. 

David E. McDowell *79 is currently youth pastor 
at the Stewartstown United Methodist Church. 

Robert P. Stachow '79 is a senior program planner 
on the Army's Forward Area Air Defense System-Line 
of Sight-Forward Heavy for Martin Marietta Electron- 
ics and Missile Group in Orlando, FL. 

Jane Snyder Stachow '79 is an adjunct instructor 
of German at the East Campus of Valencia Community 
College in Orlando, FL. She is also a substitute teacher 
at Sterling Park Elementary School in Seminole 


Deborah Gould Koons '72 on April 24, 1989, of 
cancer, at her home in Gainesville, FL, following a 
long illness. After leaving Lebanon Valley College, 
she lived in Carbondale, IL, for two years. In 1974 she 
moved with her husband to Gainesville, FL, where she 
worked for 14 years in various administrative positions 
with Shands Hospital at the University of Florida. Her 
most recent position was compensation analyst in the 
personnel department. She played flute for many years 
in the Gainesville Community Band and served as that 
organization's vice president and secretary. She is 
survived by her husband, Scott, who can be reached 
at 4715 N.W. 42nd St.. Gainesville, FL 32606; her 
father and mother. John and Anne Gould of Pompano 
Beach, FL, and her brother, Blair Gould of Plantation, 


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Wanda Bashore Allison '80 is keeping up with 
children Andrea and Josh. In her spare time she enjoys 
sewing and making craft items. She is also coordinator 
for her church nursery. Her husband Jeff is a regional 
sales manager for EarthGro. 

Vicky Greb Cowan '80 married James T. Cowan 
on Aug. 15, 1987. They have a son, Justin Timothy, 
bom on June 28, 1988. Her husband is involved with 
the Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, MD. 

Beth Green Herts '80 married Charles D. Hertz 
on Sept. 17, 1983. They have a daughter. Colleen E., 
bom on Nov. 13, 1986. Beth is employed by North 
Penn Water Authority as water quality manager. 

Catherine Weible Kaylor '80 was recently pro- 
moted to coordinator of customer service at Hershey 
Chocolate USA. 

Lisa E. Lancaster '80 graduated from Princeton 
Theological Seminary on May 29, 1989, with a master 
of sacred theology in pastoral care and counseling. She 
is a supply pastor of Hillsborough Presbyterian Church 
in Belle Mead, NJ. 

Margaret Flood Mattox '80 is employed by 
CIGNA Corporation as an executive secretary. She is 
currently living in Secane, PA. 

Susan Karl Quintanar '80 married Angel A. 
Quintanar on March 18, 1989. She is currently a 
general music teacher for grades K-8 at Stanfield 
Elementary School in Stanfield, AZ. 

Lori Grunenthal Sneckenburg '80 is employed at 
St. Lukes Hospital on a surgical unit. She has a 
7-year-old son, Dennis. 

Kenneth E. Dearstyne '81 has become a certified 
management accountant by successfully completing a 
comprehensive examination on accounting and related 
subjects and by satisfying the required two years of 
management accounting experience. He is employed 
as assistant vice president, asset/liability management, 
for Meridian Bancorp m Reading, PA. 

RoseMarie Urban Diaz '81 moved to Florida in 
July 1988. In October 1988 she launched a supported 
employment program at a private rehab center. During 
1989 she also worked as an abuse investigator for the 
state. She is still working for the state, returning 
disabled adults to work through vocational rehabilita- 
tion (Department of Labor). 

Marie J. Fies '81 was enrolled in the weekend 
college at Lebanon Valley College. She has started a 
new business called Visiting Nurses in Industry, Inc., 
which provides part-time nursing services to business 
and industry. 

Gary M. Mikos '81 is a computer programmer for 
Izod Lacoste. He and his wife, LuAnne, had a daughter 
on Aug. 22, 1989. 

Angela Carey Sintic '81 is employed by King of 
Kings Preschool as director/teacher. 

Elizabeth Ann Murray Ayers '82 married Gregory 
S. Ayers on March 11, 1989. They are living in 
Virginia Beach, VA. She is employed at Children's 
Hospital of The King's Daughters as a registered nurse. 
Scott is stationed at the Norfolk Naval Base. Elizabeth 
also completed her master's degree in sports medicine 
from the U.S. Sports Academy in Daphne, AL. She 
also passed the Athletic Trainers Certification exam. 

Glenn A. Hoffman *82 survived the earthquake to 
become an accounting system analyst for General 
Services Life Insurance of Petaluma, CA. 

Margaret Endslow Kramer '82 married Bradley 
Kramer on Aug. 7, 1982. They have a daughter. Erin Jan. 14, 1988. 

Scott A. Mailen *82 and Karen Tulaney Mailen 
'82 have three children: Alissa Ann. Scott Thomas and 
Isabelle Ann. Scott received his master's degree from 
Shippensburg University in May 1987 in Administration 
of Justice and was inducted into ALPHA, the National 
Criminal Justice Honor Society for academic achieve- 
ments. He is also head coach for Lebanon Valley 
College's J.V. basketball team. 

Maureen J. Mills '82 recently changed jobs from 
College of Marine Studies, University of Delaware, 
where she was marine scientist, to McCrone, Inc. of 
Annapolis, MD (planners, engineers and surveyors), 
where she is an environmentalist specialist. 

Kirsten Benson Sellers '82 and Reed Sellers had a 
daughter, Merrick Elise, on April 13, 1989. Kirsten 
is living in Houston. TX. and working as a training 
specialist for Universal Computer Systems. 

Elaine M. Rydberg '82 was promoted to manager, 
regulatory compliance, for Lemmon Company. She is 
responsible for assuring the entire production facility 
complies with FDA regulations. 

Kathi Simms Britton '83 married Stuart Allen 
Britton on July 15, 1989. She is currently a subrogation 
specialist for Allstate Insurance in Woonsocket, RI. 

Lauren Weigel Freeman '83 will present a vocal 
recital on Saturday, May 12, 1990. at the Women's 
Club of York. She is a member of the National 
Association of Teachers of Singing. Lauren teaches 
private voice in Mt. Wolf, PA, and is also the choir 
director of Starview United Church of Christ. 

Sandra J. Hiser *83 is working as a shareholder 
services representative for The Vanguard Group of 
Investment Companies in Wayne, PA. 

Marilyn Wolfe Knott '83 married Dilwyn J. Knott 
on July 29, 1989. She is working as an internal auditor 
for the University of Maine system, and her husband 
is a graduate student and graduate assistant with the 
University of Maine at Orono. 

Nancy Darnell Pantano '83 married Christopher 
Pantano on July 15, 1989. She is employed with 
Medical Center of Delaware as a professional re- 

Mary Jean (MJ) Bishop '84 has accepted a position 
in Bethlehem with Computer Management Associates. 

Robert C. Johnston '84 was promoted to managing 
attorney at the Columbia Office of Charles E. Chlan 
& Associates. 

Kay Ellen Bennighof Kufera '84 married Joseph 
Andrew Kufera on Oct. 1, 1988. They are living in 
Cockeysville, MD. Kay is an associate of the Casualty 
Actuarial Society and is currently employed by USF&G 
Corporation in Baltimore. 

Wayne Martin '84 and Elizabeth Justin Martin 
'87 were recently married, and they honeymooned in 
the Bahamas. Wayne is a production control manager 
for Communication Techniques. Inc. Kay is an admin- 
istrative assistant for Myles F. Kelly Inc. They are 
living in East Hanover, NJ. 

Clifford E. Plummer '84 and Nancy Arciosky 
Plummer '85 had a son, Jeffrey Michael, on Nov. 27, 

Patricia Houseknecht Tracy '84 and her husband 
Mark are missionaries with Gospel Missionary Union 
in Spain. They have two children, Valerie and 

Anne Marie Vassal lo-Showers '84 recently com- 
pleted a one-year rotating internship at Memorial 
Hospital in York, PA. She began a two-year general 

practice residency at Memorial. Anne Marie received 
her doctor of osteopathy degree from the Philadelphia 
College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is married to 
Troy C. Showers. 

Leslie Gilmore Webster '84 married Stuart Web- 
ster on Jan. 6, 1990. They are living in Edison, NJ. 

Janet Brown Weisman '84 is employed at St. 
Vincent's Center as director of volunteer services and 
community relations. 

Michael G. Cobb '85 and Cathy Cobb had a son, 
Sean Michael, on Jan. 9, 1989. 

Lynn A. Cornelius '85 graduated in June 1989 from 
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine with a 
doctor of osteopathy degree. 

Robert A. DiRico '85 and Wendy Carter DiRico 
'85 had a daughter. Erica Marie, on Jan. 8, 1990. 

Todd S. Dellinger '85 was named personal trust/ 
new business development officer at Farmers Trust 
Bank in Lebanon. PA. 

Daniel E. Eisenhauer '85 and Cheryl Lynn Fogel 
were married on Sept. 9, 1989. Daniel is employed 
by Lebanon County MH/MR. 

Karl H. Fleischman '85 is taking graduate courses 
in education at Dowling College in Oakdale. NY. 

Brian D. Gockley *85 is a master's candidate in 
English literature at Southern Connecticut State Col- 
lege and owner of Private Gardening Association. 

Angela Green Gockley '85 is office manager for a 
technical recruiting/placement firm. She is also a 
master's candidate in secondary education at Univer- 
sity of Bridgeport. 

James H. Hollister '85 was ordained a deacon at 
the Central PA Annual Conference of the U.M.C. in 
1987. He earned his M.Div. degree from Wesley 
Theological Seminary in 1989. Jim is presently serving 
as pastor of the Hustontown Charge. 

Sondra Watson Hollister '85 is working with the 
exposure assessment branch of EPA. 

Jon L. Spotts '85 was appointed financial analyst 
for men's and children's apparel of Sears, Roebuck & 
Co. in Chicago. 

Aline Rogers Struphar '85 and Lynn J. Struphar 
had a daughter, Amanda Aline, on Dec. 15, 1989. 

Kathleen Yorty Thach '85 is the operations man- 
ager of the Kernersville. NC. branch of Todays 
Temporary. She recently attended a four-day Todays 
Temporary Achiever's Club meeting in Las Vegas, 
NV. Kitty was recognized for her "measurable dedica- 
tion to quality customer service." 

Michael E. Andrews '86 was awarded the "Delta 
Sigma Delta Highest Academic Achievement Award" 
for academic excellence at the University of Pittsburgh 
School of Dental Medicine. 

Jennifer Deardorff Atkinson '86 married Chad 
Atkinson on June 17, 1989. She is a high school 
science teacher in the Waynesboro School District. 

Carol J. Davison '86 is a 5th grade teacher in the 
Freehold Township New Jersey School District. She 
is also the 5th grade science specialist. 

Carol L. Flexer *86 has moved up from the sample 
receiving department of Wright Lab Services to the 
gas chromatography department. 

Julia M. Gallo-Torres '86 has been named the 
communications coordinator at Orval Kent's Wheel- 
ing, IL, division. 

Marc A. Hess '86 has joined the law firm of Henry 
& Beaver in Lebanon, PA, as an associate. 

Sharon M. Jackson '86 is nursing coordinator at 
Edgewater Psychiatric Center in Harrisburg, PA. 

Theresa A. Rachuba '86 has been appointed an 
actuarial analyst at Herget/C&B Consulting Group. 

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Kristi E. Cheney '87 is presently secretary to the 
administrator of a United Methodist Home called 
"Wesley Manor" in Ocean City, NJ. She plans to begin 
a master's degree in social work this fall and is waiting 
to hear about graduate school acceptance. 

David A. Filbert *87 is currently employed as a 
legal assistant with the Office of Attorney General for 
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

Ross C. Hoffman *87 is currently in the Ph.D. 
program in biochemistry at the University of Wash- 
ington in Seattle, WA. 

Allan C. Junggust '87 married Andrea L. Ebersole 
on Sept. 30, 1989. He is employed by the Tandy 

K. Scott Kirk '87 is currently a first-year student 
at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, NJ. 

Robert C. Rogers *87 married Vicki Sue Erdman 
on Oct. 21, 1989. He is employed by the Tandy 

Cynthia Smith Myers *87 married Timothy R. 
Myers on June 25, 1988. She teaches vocal music in 
the North Carroll Middle School in Westminster, MD. 

Krista Bensinger Torpey '87 is employed as a 
property claims representative for The Aetna Casualty 
& Surety Company in Reading, PA. 

Stacey Brundin Anthony '88 married Christopher 
E. Anthony on May 20, 1989. She is an actuarial 
assistant for The Guardian Life Insurance Company 
of America in Bethlehem, PA. 

Tracy Trutt Cox '88 and Larry E. Cox had a 
daughter, Sami Alyssa, on Aug. 21, 1988. Tracy is 
an accountant for Chubb & Associates, CPAs. 

Cindy D. (Kreiser) Wenzler Hummel '88 married 
Fredrick H. Hummel III on Oct. 21, 1989. 

Monica E. Kreiser '88 has accepted the position 
of director of alumni programs at Lebanon Valley 

Linda Theodore Nickerson '88 and Dean B . 
Nickerson were married on June 2, 1988. Linda is 
employed as a paralegal in the litigation department 
of Davis, Katz, Buzgon, Davis, Reed & Charles, 
LTD. Her husband is the chief state steward at the 
Penn National Racetrack. He also works for the 
Department of Agriculture, Commonwealth of PA. 

Janet Gehrig Russo '88 married Michael G. Russo 
on Feb. 17, 1990. She is a credit manager for Walkin 
Shoe Company in Schuylkill Haven, PA. 

Lynne M. Sinsabaugh '88 is a sales representative 
for Scott Specialty Gases, Inc., in Plumsteadville, PA. 

Kevin J. Thomas '88 attended the Aspen Music 
School during the summer of 1989. He studied 
trombone with Michael Powell of The American Brass 
Quintet and Per Brevig of the Metropolitan Opera 
Orchestra. He is a candidate for a master's degree in 
music performance at the State University of New 

Melissa J. Andrews '89 was appointed as an 
admissions counselor at Lebanon Valley College. 

Melissa Haunton Kreps '89 married Stephen C. 
Kreps in July 1989. She is currently a graduate 
student/research assistant at Temple University in 
Philadelphia, PA. 

Eric K. Rabenold '89 and Helen Filippone Ra- 
benold '89 were married on Sept. 23, 1989. Eric ia 
an actuary at Crum & Foster, and Helen is an auditor 
at Radics. 


Craig C. Cooper '82, Jan. 4, 1990. 
Mark S. Carey '88. Jan. 31 . 1990. 


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Calendar of Events 

"Some Enchanted Afternoon," The Lebanon Choral Society, 
Faust Lounge, Mund College Center, 1:15 p.m. 
For reservations call Ellen Arnold at 7 1 7/867-6226. 

American Opportunities Workshop— Mund College Center 
(Nationwide teleconference on volunteerism and leadership) 

Society of Friends conference on religion and psychology 

Alumni Weekend; Fulhright Scholars reunion 

Eastern Pennsylvania United Methodist Conference 

Swimming day camp (hoys and girls, ages 6-16) 

Swimming residence camp (boys and girls, ages 6-16) 

Basketball day camp (boys and girls, ages 8-15) 

Basketball residence camp (boys, ages 10-18) 

Swimming residence camp (boys and girls, ages 6-16) 

Youth Scholars Institute 

Baltimore Conference of United Methodist Youth Camp 

Pro Vantage soccer and basketball camp 

Lower Susquehanna Synod of Lutheran Church 

Field hockey residence camp (girls, ages 10-18) 

Youth Scholars Institute; Summer music camp; 
Pennsylvania Student Council Leadership Workshop 

Pennsylvania Student Council Leadership Workshop 

Football residence camp (boys, grades 9-12) 

Christian Endeavor Assembly 

Pennsylvania Student Council Leadership Workshop 

International String Players Conference 

George "Rinso" Marquette as a freshman (left) and as number 54, heading for a touchdown. 

When 17-year-old George 
Marquette came to Leba- 
non Valley College as 
a freshman in the fall 
of 1942, there was little 
indication he would become one of the 
most outstanding administrators in the 
college's history. The son of a Shamokin 
blacksmith, he originally planned to 
teach music, and was awarded half a 
scholarship in music and half in athletics. 
His education at Lebanon Valley — 
which was interrupted by a three-year 
stint in the Air Force during World War 
II— provided the foundation for a career 
in teaching, athletics and administration 
that has spanned nearly four decades. 

They have been interesting, diverse 
years. He has been a high school history 
teacher, a minor league baseball player 
(for the Canadian -American League), 
an athletics coach and an administrator. 

He returned to Lebanon Valley Col- 
lege in 1952 as chair of the physical 
education department after earning a 
master's degree from Columbia Univer- 
sity. Eventually he moved into admini- 
stration, earned a doctorate in education 
from Temple University, and became 
vice president for student affairs. 

Marquette has touched the lives of 
several generations of LVC students and 
helped shape the policies that have made 
Lebanon Valley College the fine institu- 

tion it is today. The college has been his 
life and he is respected and loved by 
students and faculty alike. 

"No one can ever replace Dean Mar- 
quette," says a colleague. "He has had 
an impact on every facet of life at the 
college. He simply is Lebanon Valley 

A former student adds that Marquette 
is "a wise and fair mentor. He would do 
anything he could to help a student 
succeed. And no matter what happened, 
you always knew that he cared." 

(Note: Dean Marquette and his wife, 
Rufina, were honored at a dinner at the 
Hershey Lodge on May 5.) 

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