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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
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
Vol. 8, Number 1
Lebanon Valley College Magazine Spring 1990 J
19 NEWS BRIEFS
23 ALUMNI NEWS
25 CLASS NOTES
29 COMING EVENTS
Editor: Judy Pehrson
Beth Arburn Davis
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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
Philosopher Philip Hallie
explores humanity's darkest
urges— and its capacity
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
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,
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
"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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
"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
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.
Spring 1990 7
N E W
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
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,
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
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-
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
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-
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
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-
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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 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-
Professor Emeritus H. Anthony Neidig believes it's essential for students to have access to
ence programs attract hundreds of dollars
in grants for equipment and undergraduate
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-
"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
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
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
■ 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
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.
"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
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
"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
"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
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
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
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."
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
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
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
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
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
. . . And So Do
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
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
"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
"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."
Bucking a national trend, applications to
Lebanon Valley College are up 26 percent
from last year, and 38 percent from two
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.
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
Lebanon Valley joins such prestigious
institutions as Bryn Mawr, Oberlin, Hav-
erford, Trinity and Swarthmore colleges
in being listed.
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
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.
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
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 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-
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
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
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-
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.
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.
O R T S
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
By Tim Ebersole
Sports Information Director
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
Jim Monos was named the 1989 Co-
Coach of the Year in the Middle Atlantic
Field Hockey (13-7)
The women's team concluded another
outstanding season, finishing second in the
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-
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
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.
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.
Renowned jazz artist gets
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
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
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
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
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
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 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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-
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
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
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,
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
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
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
Nichole.bom 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
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
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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What's Your News?
Your classmates want to know. Please send your news to Monica Kreiser, Alumni
Director, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA 17003.
LVC affiliation and degrees
Other degrees (schools and years)
Don't leave The Valley behind. Please send
the information below along with your
mailing label, to: The Valley, College
Relations Office, Lebanon Valley College,
Annville, PA 17003-0501.
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
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
Craig C. Cooper '82, Jan. 4, 1990.
Mark S. Carey '88. Jan. 31 . 1990.
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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