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Calendar of Events
Nov. 25-Dec. 14 Seamus Carmichael, prints, drawings, sculptures; reception:
Dec. 2, 2-4 p.m., Mund College Center
Nov. 29 Coffeehouse, The Underground, Mund College Center, 9 p.m.
Nov. 29-Dec. 1 Student Council Film Series presents "Die Hard II," Miller
Chapel, room 101; Thursday, 9:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday,
7 and 10 p.m.
Nm iO .Dec. 9 "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by Edward Albee, Little
Theater, Mund College Center
Christmas at the Valley, Miller Chapel, 8 p.m.
Percussion Ensemble, Lutz Hall, Blair Music Center, 8 p.m.
Student Council Film Series presents "Christmas Vacation,"
Miller Chapel, room 101; Thursday, 9:30 p.m.; Friday and
Saturday, 7 and 10 p.m.
Jan. 13-Feb. 17 Gordon Wise, wood sculpture and acrylic painting, Mund
Jan. 20 Baritone and Guitar Recital, Philip Morgan and David Stafford,
Lutz Hall, Blair Music Center, 3 p.m.
Feb. 3 Community Music Institute Faculty Recital, Lutz Hall,
Blair Music Center, 3 p.m.
Feb. 12 International Lecture, David Twining, "The Soviet Union:
The New Socialism," Miller Chapel, room 101, 11 a.m.
Feb. 15-17 "The Philadelphia Story," Little Theater, Mund College Center
Feb. 19 Founders Day and the beginning of the 125th Anniversary
Celebration. Anniversary issue of The Valley published.
Feb. 24 Flute recital, Theresa Bowers, Lutz Hall, Blair Music Center,
Vol. 8, Number 2
Lebanon Valley College Magazine Fall 1990 J
21 NEWS BRIEFS
24 ALUMNI NEWS
27 CLASS NOTES
Editor: Judy Pehrson
Beth Arbum Davis
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On the Cover:
The new chair of the Music Depart-
ment, Dr. Mark Mecham, shows off the
recently refurbished organ in the Blair
Music Center. Photograph by Charles
Beijing Spring in Retrospect
Fulbright Scholars gathered to share their memories
of a tragic time in China's history.
By Lois Fegan
A Story of Survival
Nothing keeps Sharon Hazard ('83) down— not even
paralysis and a debilitating disease.
By Beth Arburn Davis
Sounds of Success
From quartets to chorales, from bands to jazz ensembles,
LVC musicians are attuned to facilities and faculty
unmatched in the state.
By Judy Pehrson
Treasures Brought to Light
New, restored and rediscovered artworks on campus range
from landscapes to tapestries to tribal art.
By Wendy Weidner and Judy Pehrson
One year after the
massacre in Tiananmen
Square, 17 Fulbright
Scholars met at Lebanon
Valley to share their
of that tragic chapter
By Lois Fegan
From their vantage point on uni-
versity campuses across China
in the spring of 1989, 17 Ameri-
can Fulbright Scholars watched
tensions build through seven
weeks of student demonstrations. The
situation exploded on the bloody night of
June 3, when troops unleashed gunfire
against two million people packed in and
around Beijing's Tiananmen Square.
Precisely one year later, the scholars
recalled those experiences here in the peace
of Pennsylvania's Lebanon County. For
four days and three nights this past June,
they talked till their voices gave out, in an
emotion-charged reunion-conference at Leba-
non Valley College. The event was co-
sponsored by the United States Information
Agency (USIA), the Council for Interna-
tional Exchange of Scholars (CIES) and
Wimpey Minerals, a globally minded Leba-
non County business with roots in England.
One observer described the long week-
end as "Beijing Spring in retrospect."
It was a weekend alternating between joy
at seeing each other and despair at what
they had experienced in their tenure in
China, of story-telling and reminiscence
about good times and hardship. And unlike
most such social situations, intense interest
in others' experiences prevailed, and no
one stepped on anyone else's lines.
Agreement was unanimous and total:
they would do it all over again.
The 17 at the reunion were among 24
Fulbrighters from all over the United
States, assigned to Beijing, Shanghai,
Jinan, Nanjing, Changchun, Wuchang and
Tianjin. Just as varied as their teaching
assignments (from finance to philosophy)
were their recollections of the who, what,
where, when and how of their last days
"Many of us left China under difficult
circumstances," said Arthur Ford, associ-
ate dean and English professor at Lebanon
Valley. "We did not know what happened
to our students and friends in China or to
the other Fulbrighters." Ford lectured on
American literature at Nanjing last year and
was the prime mover in planning the
reunion, for which he served as master of
"The primary purpose of the conference
is to get as many of us together as possible
in order to achieve a closure of sorts,"
Ford explained at the opening session.
But by the end of the reunion it was
apparent to all that it was not to be a
closure, but the first of a new cycle of
friendships forged in sadness. Because
what was a tragedy for China was the
Fulbrighters' tragedy as well.
From the moment of the first handshake
and hug in the Faust Lounge of the Mund
College Center, where much of the social
activity was centered, it was easy to see the
next several days would be poignant ones.
The "remember when's" came thick and
Probably the most repeated question had
to do with the delivery— or lack of the
same— of valued possessions left behind
or in custody of Chinese friends as the
Americans scurried away from their cam-
pus quarters. Most agreed that their bags
and boxes probably are still stacked away
in some remote Chinese warehouse, never
again to see the light of day. The fortunate
ones lost only clothing; others still are
without important manuscripts, even con-
tracted-for books in the making. One
family hasn't yet seen a crate of more than
100 gifts hand-picked for loved ones.
In the logo of the Fulbright Conference, the
characters wei (danger) andji (opportunity)
together mean "crisis. "
Over Lebanon Valley's good hearty cof-
fee and homemade brownies in the school
cafeteria, the professors and their spouses
could laugh about the unfamiliar food and
lack of creature comforts they "endured"
during their stays in the Far East.
And when the talk turned serious, a
roomful of Ph.D.s kept each other spell-
bound with their observations of a dreadful
episode in history. Here are some of them.
David and Marcy Miller:
A sad parting of friends
A "sense of missed leavetakings" is what
David Miller remembered most. At Fudan
University in Shanghai, where he lectured
on 20th-century American literary theory,
the students often visited the teachers in
"We were aware that we were moni-
tored, but before the massacre the guards
weren't too strict. The students didn't have
to sign in or show IDs to get through the
thick concrete walls that enclose all the
buildings. After Tiananmen Square, secu-
rity was impossible to breach. There were
no more visits from students.
"We managed some contact with our
friends by joining the crowds out on the
streets. I would be walking briskly along
and someone would fall into step with me,
his head up and eyes straight ahead. We
would talk to each other this way, never
looking to right or left. 'Take courage,'
we would say, and then moving on he
might ask, 'May I keep the books?' There
would be just enough time to say 'Keep
"What a sad parting of friends."
Miller's wife, Marcy (who was much in
demand for tutoring in English), talked
about "the madness, the craziness" as she
remembered the "last violent outbreak."
It was the night noises that touched her
most, especially the breaking of bottles all
across the Fudan campus.
"The students were throwing bottles and
rocks and screaming, and we realized the
significance. The word 'ping' in the name
of Deng Xiaoping, China's most powerful
leader, means 'little bottle.' The students
were making their final protest symboli-
The Millers wept as they watched one
of the final marches through Fudan, a
suburb of Shanghai, as the ever-growing
crowds snaked their way down the broad
boulevards to the city's main street, the
"Hundreds of students bearing banners
were met by a great band of workers
charging head-on at them from behind their
factory walls. There was an instant's
pause, then bear hugs, tears— the final
gesture of close personal feeling by the two
groups before the workers were shoved and
herded back inside their gates," recalled
"The last thing we saw as the students'
backs disappeared down the street was the
Chinese flag with a black banner across it,
a sign of mourning. It read 'no death for
China.' Ten minutes later the flag had been
ripped from their hands."
Marcy Miller remembered, too, how it
was after they left Fudan and made their
way to Hong Kong. "Then it finally hit
me when we heard the BBC broadcasting
during the night, giving a local call-in
number for those who needed psychiatric
counseling after their escapes. Much later
I wished I had called." The couple re-
counted another incident, in Harbin, near
China's northern border with Russia. There,
the day after the June 4 turmoil, they came
upon many small groups getting ready to
demonstrate. Each group stood for a differ-
ent idea. But they decided to agree on one
giant banner that would be carried at the
head of their parade, to speak as the
consensus of all diverse opinions.
The banner read: "From their blood shall
come a rebirth of love."
Slogans: From subtle to outspoken
Banners, billboards and posters abounded,
serving as a means to inspire demonstrators
and keep them informed about the move-
ment. Art Ford told of a massive poster
showing the heads of Premier Li Peng and
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Before the revolution, pro -democracy post-
ers openly opposed the government.
Deng sticking out from the top of a tank,
saying, "We're ready, let's negotiate."
"The billboards would change hour by
hour," Dr. Barbara Peterson remembered,
"and the slogans ranged from the subtle to
the outspoken. It took great courage both
to compose the texts and to install them."
Richard Wilson, professor of political
science at the University of Tennessee in
Chatanooga, wrote at length of these "big
In the paper he read at the Lebanon
Valley conference, he noted this irony: It
was Mao Zedong and his supporters who
had used these means during the Cultural
Revolution to denounce their enemies as
traitors to the Communist system. Now the
posters were turned on the system itself.
After dark, people read the billboards
by flashlight, and during the day, took
photographs or dictated the words into
small tape recorders. They could mail these
records to friends elsewhere.
"For a country with government media,"
Wilson pointed out, "it is amazing how
fast information could travel solely by
word of mouth. Almost hourly we got
reports via phone call, student messengers
on the trains, and listening to Voice of
In Harbin where Wilson and his 19-year-
old son were on June 1, posters were
everywhere. Numbers of the dead were
painted on the sides of buses. As with a
handwritten scoreboard, the old figure
would be "Xed" out and the new number
of casualties scribbled in. Openly anti-
government signs and slogans were painted
there also, the American noted.
"Deng Xiaoping and Li Peng's death
were repeatedly and publicly wished for,"
Wilson reported. "Li Peng's name was
even painted on the cement steps of public
parks so all could stamp on it as they
climbed the steps."
Michael Berlin: Reporting fact
Journalists who covered the story as it
unfolded came in for high marks from
newsman Michael Berlin.
He noted that they were "in place"
purely coincidentally, invited by the Chi-
nese government to observe and report the
much-publicized meeting of Soviet Premier
Gorbachev and Chinese leaders. But they
sensed the bigger news as Tiananmen
Square began to fill quietly with students
and then suddenly was flooded with them,
Berlin said. Media activity transferred to
the Square. Cameras and reporters moved
quickly and the resulting coverage was one
of journalism's finest hours, he asserted.
A 30-year veteran journalist on New
York and Washington dailies, Berlin was
in China to teach journalism at the Chinese
Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing to
40 professors from various Chinese univer-
It wasn't too long before he realized that
Chinese newspeople wrote two different
accounts of every story they covered.
One was the article that appeared in the
general circulation newspapers and on
radio and TV. That told only what the party
wanted the people to know. The other
account was written for the top-secret
"Reference News," a special publication
that went exclusively to the highest-ranking
"Suppose the event was the opening of
a new factory. The report for 'Reference
News' would be much like any Western
Thus the 'news' was managed by party
"As a result, most Chinese journalists
are truly good reporters, because they are
required to provide accurate information
for the hierarchy, while on the other hand
being able to fictionalize and follow party
orders for the general circulation."
Many educated people were aware of
this double standard, Berlin said, and were
supportive of the press's own lobbying for
the adoption of a national law that would
allow reporters more freedom to report,
and thereby limit politicians' management
of the news.
"My students," he went on, "were eager
for greater press freedom and wanted to
strengthen their case by learning the tech-
Beijing students eagerly read and photographed these posters, and spread their messages.
business reporter's account of such an
event. It would be factual, would recount
the costs, the expectation of return, the
number of employees, a description of the
facility and its product, all told objectively
and well-written," he went on.
"The fictional one, written for general
consumption, undoubtedly would extol and
exaggerate the great benefits to the commu-
nity, probably with much-overblown de-
scription and inflated figures, or any
message that the party wanted the public
to believe. It also would include blurbs
praising the party leadership for its benevo-
lent creativity in providing the facility.
niques of fairness, objective approach and
balance in news coverage."
This double standard style of news
presentation accounted for much of the
national horror that followed the massacre
in Tiananmen Square, Berlin explained.
Because years of brainwashing had condi-
tioned the public, the Chinese assumed
that whatever they read in newspapers or
saw on television must be politically "cor-
rect." So when they read about or watched
videos of marches and banners it was as if
the government were approving and invit-
ing the general public to join and cheer the
students. Or even march with them.
"In other words," Berlin declared, "the
media had signaled the official position in
80 to 100 cities across the country.
"It was only after the massacre that the
realization came that they had been had."
Barbara Peterson: On Chinese
women of note
As Barbara Peterson prepared to leave
Wuchang on May 24, she had in her
possession only a few chapters of the book
she was compiling on notable Chinese
"I smelled the fear building and felt my
associates would be less vulnerable if I
were gone and not a threat," explained
Peterson, professor of history at the Uni-
versity of Hawaii and a lecturer in Ameri-
can history and world civilization at Wuhan
University at Wuchang.
In fact, there were 112 biographies still
to be translated from the Chinese, and it
was by then impossible to contact the
writers. A student-friend who had been
cleared earlier to come to the United States
volunteered to collect the chapters and
somehow bring them with her.
"I never questioned how she did it, but
I have all the work in my possession now,
with copies in the hands of a number of
major university publishers," she said.
It was Peterson's successful book, No-
table Women of Hawaii, that triggered the
volume she compiled during her year in
China. Together with 130 Chinese col-
leagues, she researched and wrote of the
lives of 417 notable Chinese women who
were selected for their accomplishments
and pioneering actions that opened doors
and set them apart as role models.
Who were some of these 400-plus
notable Chinese women? They ranged from
the most famous embroiderer of the Tang
dynasty to the Soong sisters of World War
Originally Peterson expected her re-
search would qualify her for the Fulbright
grant, but the project sparked so much
interest the Chinese government suggested
they join forces. She agreed to become the
principal editor, assisted by four Chinese
associate editors and an editorial board,
with the faculty doing the individual biog-
raphies. That's how it finally worked out,
with some of the writing in English, but
much of the rest in Chinese, to be translated
Richard Wilson: Obstacles to marriage
Romance has a way of blossoming when
you least expect it, even during tragic times
in history. So it was with Richard Wilson,
the University of Tennessee professor who
lectured in political science at Beijing
University. It was his second year in that
Wilson and Zhao Han, his Chinese
assistant, had planned for some time to be
married after she came to the United States
as a student, and was sure she would adjust
here. But martial law imposed in May 1989
changed those plans. She was on the
waiting list to emigrate, and as security
tightened it was probable she would be
refused a student visa. So, early in May,
she and Wilson began to collect the various
"proofs" they would need to be married
in China. Ironically, the complicated pa-
perwork took less time than they antici-
pated, because party officials were so busy
with the turmoil they didn't take much
interest in personal affairs.
Finally, the wedding day arrived. With
documents in hand, the couple set out for
the marriage office from their respective
homes a city apart, she on her bike and he
on foot. Crowds were dense, so Wilson
begged— eventually bribed— a taxi driver
to take him. But soon the paralyzing traffic
became too thick. An hour's walk finally
brought him to the rendezvous with the
bride-to-be; then came a three-hour bike
ride with him on the back of her cycle.
At the bureau a nit-picking official made
a lengthy review of the records but finally
handed them the red ink pad. They inked
their right thumbs and made an imprint on
the permanent marriage card. They were
ready to leave.
"We joked about how it was very nice
for all Beijing to turn out in our honor,"
Wilson remembered, as he described the
millions of people who jammed every
intersection. Still riding double, it took
another hour on the bike to reach the
American Embassy to register the marriage
there. The couple arrived at his university
apartment well after dark. The entire trip
had taken more than 10 hours.
When they were notified Zhao Han's
Chinese passport would be ready June 2,
it seemed that all the red tape had been
satisfied. Wilson and his 19-year-old son
felt it safe to fly to Harbin on June 1 to
keep a long-standing commitment to speak
at an important conference of Russians,
Eastern Europeans, Japanese and other
scholars. His new wife was to join them
on June 3, after her legal meetings.
But the father and son were billeted in
the wrong hotel, so Zhao Han was shunted
from one to another before she finally
located them. Quite by accident she spied
them half a block away while they were
taking photos. Her message: permission to
leave had not yet been cleared.
She also brought them the frightening
news that the army was trying to move into
Beijing. She told of troops in plain clothes
hiding in vans, and reported on her great
difficulty getting to the airport.
Within a few hours, reports of the
Tiananmen Square killing moved over the
"coconut wireless," and Harbin erupted
with long, noisy demonstrations. Barri-
cades were thrown up as people feared for
a military move. Passengers stopped buses,
got out and rolled the buses into position
blocking streets. Tires were slashed, and
some vehicles were burned and left as
"Since only a few Chinese had come
from Beijing, it seemed remarkable that the
Harbin demonstrators would adopt the
Beijing tactics," Wilson wrote.
He described the trio's return to their
home campus as a nightmare of many hours
of bucking crowds, leapfrogging on foot
from one Western hotel to another to try
to catch cabs (at fares 10 times the normal
rate), and satisfying police roadblocks.
They finally reached their Beijing quarters
in time to watch everyone leave. The
Russian, French and British governments
had pulled all their citizens out with the
first shots, but the American Embassy had
not yet made a decision.
"It did not matter to us. We could not
go. Despite our own steady devotion to the
passport-visa process we were not finished
yet. My wife's papers were not in order. I
refused to go without her, and my son
refused to go without me," Wilson ex-
plained. "Finally our embassy stepped in
and on June 9 put us in one of their
caravans to the airport.
But even the embassy's efforts failed.
"At the airport I had bought three tickets,
checked us in for the flight and had
boarding passes in my hand when Chinese
authorities stopped us," said Wilson. The
three sat on their suitcases and watched the
plane fly away.
After making their way through the
troops and back to the eerily empty
university quarters, they spent the next
three days on Zhao Han's paperwork. On
Sunday, June 12, permission was granted.
They left Beijing, traveling through the
deserted city and holding as their last
memory the ominous sight of several
soldiers marching a young man along the
street with his arms locked behind his head.
George A. Doyle: Wliere is the Candle?
It took a massacre and a personal tragedy
to turn an economist into a poet.
Dr. George Doyle, professor emeritus
in the department of economics and foreign
affairs at Assumption College in Worcester,
Massachusetts, lectured on international
economic relations at Shanghai Interna-
tional Studies University. It was his second
tour in the Far East. Having taught years
before in Japan, he and his wife, Elise,
were looking forward to their Fulbright
year in Shanghai. But it was not to be.
Shortly after arriving in China, Elise fell
ill of cancer, and they flew home to
Massachusetts. Three weeks later she was
dead. But she had made her husband
promise he would return to his Fulbright
commitment, which he did. His Chinese
colleagues and his students (who were
university professors eager to learn of
Western economic structures) were sympa-
thetic, supportive and kind, he says, during
those sad first days alone.
It was then he turned to poetry, writing
his first to the memory of Elise.
Doyle remained in Shanghai after the
Beijing massacre, until pressured to return
by Senators Kennedy and Kerry and by his
"By that time all the streets were
blocked, and there was no way to get to the
airport," he recalled. So he wangled pas-
sage on a boat to Hong Kong and engaged
a cook with a three-wheel bike to drive him
to the dock. At the last minute his Waiban
(the office that oversees foreigners) miracu-
lously arranged for air transport. Leaving
two trunks, the boat tickets and assorted
household goods behind, he arrived in
Hong Kong on June 8 with only his
carry-on bag. His suitcase had disappeared
on the flight but was delivered to him on
June 1 1 .
"So my journey ended, or so I thought,"
he told his colleagues at Lebanon Valley.
On June 13 he wrote his third poem,
"Where is the Candle?" It closes with these
lines: "It is the long dark night of the soul
for China. Where has the candle gone?
Will someone light it again?"
The second poem in his collection (now
entered in the prestigious University of
Pittsburgh competition) was written during
In the darkness
of early morning
while the people slept,
tanks rolled their way
through their tents,
like huge meat machines.
May there be a Hell
This was not war.
War is against an enemy.
This was murder . . .
planned, cold-blooded murder
. . . of their own people.
There is evil in the world,
and it is here . . . now . . .
vfar will it go —
slaughter in the night"?
George A. Doyle
June 4, 1989
his sleepless night of the massacre and is
titled, "Slaughter" (see above).
White Carnations: Keeping
the dream alive
More memories surfaced at the reunion's
final event on Sunday afternoon, June 3.
After offering verbal tributes to those slain
or arrested, precisely at 2 p.m. the Scholars
walked solemnly outside to the quadrangle,
and each person lovingly attached a white
carnation to a yew bush.
Barbara Rangan, a Washington attorney
who taught at Wuhan University, explained
the Chinese tradition of mourning. One
custom is for all mourners to wear white
She described coming upon a "stunning
spectacle" on the long road leading to her
campus two days after the massacre.
"There were white carnations in all the
trees and on all the bushes. A passerby
explained that it symbolized the deaths of
all those in Beijing. No matter that
Tiananmen Square was a thousand miles
Another passerby told her, "It is the only
way we can express ourselves. We can't
say what we believe. Those flowers say it
Among the conferees who spoke at the
final memorial was Stanley Vittoz, who
taught American society and culture at the
Beijing Foreign Affairs College. He elected
to read from two assignments given to
Chinese students by a friend who is a
It didn't seem the least bit incongruous
that both Chinese essays took the theme
of the "I Have A Dream" speech of Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Beginning each paragraph with the now
famous phrase augmented by a few touches
from Abraham Lincoln, one essay pleaded
for unity, for hard work, for all Chinese
to be equal, with no difference between the
common people and the authorities. It
ended, "When this dream becomes a
reality, our forefathers will not have died
in vain, and all those who fought to liberate
us and to vitalize our nation will smile
The other essay, also envisioning equal-
ity and peace, ended: "We have the dream.
The dream is the hope of our nation
although it is only a daydream now."
Anthropologist John Connor summed
up the feelings of his colleagues about
China's future by paraphrasing from scientist-
physicist Max Planck's The Philosophy of
Physics. Connor put it this way: "A
radically new idea will triumph, not by
converting its opponents but by outliving
And a tearful audience replied, "Amen."
Lois Fegan is a freelance writer, based in
Hershey, whose journalism career spans
nearly half a century.
A Story of
The indomitable Sharon
Hazard ('83) remains
optimistic and active,
despite an illness that
threatens her life— and
By Beth Arburn Davis
Sharon Reeves Hazard ('83)
has earned the right to complain.
But she doesn't. She's earned
the right to give up. But she
hasn't. She's earned the right to
be depressed and morose. But she's not.
Sharon Hazard is a survivor. In the face
of a life-threatening disease that has robbed
her of the use of her legs and her left arm,
a disease that now threatens her only child,
a disease that has left her and her family
facing bankruptcy and the loss of their
home. Hazard is upbeat, optimistic, in-
"When you've been knocking at death's
door a million times and you're still here,
you realize how fortunate you are," she
It was while she was a student at
Lebanon Valley College that Hazard learned
the name of the disease that had been
plaguing her since she was seven: Ehlers-
Danlos Syndrome, a rare and often fatal
hereditary illness whose symptoms include
weak connective tissue, slow wound heal-
ing and bouts of severe bleeding.
"We have plenty of platelets," explains
Hazard, "but they don't work, and platelets
are what cause blood to clot."
A New Jersey native who now lives in
eastern Tennessee, she came to Lebanon
Valley College after first enrolling at a
Sharon and Kristopher have a plucky spirit that helps them fight their rare disease.
small college in Tennessee. "It was not
what I wanted," she says of the school.
"My love was always for education, and
there wasn't much emphasis on the curricu-
So she dropped out in mid-semester,
returning home to have surgery on a knee
she had injured as a 16-year-old ski jumper.
It would be only one of many operations
While at home. Hazard learned that the
daughter of her mother's employer had
attended and enjoyed Lebanon Valley. The
young woman was an education major.
After visiting more than a dozen college
campuses. Hazard made her decision.
"I fell in love with Lebanon Valley
College," she says. "I fell in love with the
people. I fell in love with the professors,
the students. I was just so impressed. It
was a real homey atmosphere with a very
"I guess I had learned my lesson already
by being in (another) college that was all
party, no lessons. We still had a good time
at Lebanon Valley, but everything was
more controlled." She fondly recalls her
freshman year tug-of-war with the seniors,
across a muddy stream. "I don't even
remember who won, but we had a wonder-
While other aspects of her life at Leba-
non Valley were going well, her physical
health was deteriorating. She developed a
bone marrow infection. She had regular
and serious bouts of bleeding.
"Julie Wolfe, the head of the infirmary,
spent nights over in my dorm when I would
start hemorrhaging," Hazard recalls.
Wolfe remembers it well. "We were
almost always in touch," she says of
Hazard's days on campus. "She's an
incredible person. Her experiences touched
my life. She came with one problem, and
it just dissolved into one thing after
another. But she was persistent. She didn't
want to give up campus life. She didn't
want to give in to her illness, and fought
it all the way."
Professors taped their lectures and classes
for Hazard whenever she was hospitalized.
"They were wonderful," she says.
After graduating from Lebanon Valley,
Sharon attended Columbia University on a
full fellowship, earning her master's degree
in special education in 1984, despite regu-
Shortly after that, Sharon met Jeff
Hazard during her hometown's drive for
blood donations for her when she had to
go back into the hospital again. Jeff was a
perfect blood-type match, a one-in-a-
million discovery in a person who was not
related to her. They were married in 1985.
"I always tell people I married him for his
blood," she jokes.
In 1986, after many physical problems,
Hazard gave birth to Kristopher. The
Hazards moved to Sevier County in eastern
Tennessee to be closer to Sharon's family,
many of whom are also her blood donors.
She got a job as a teacher. Jeff was
working, and things seemed to be about
as stable as they had ever been.
But she was in and out of the hospital.
Each time she is hospitalized, she generally
receives from 30 to 40 units of platelets
daily. Early this year, while picking up
Kristopher, she injured a disc in her spinal
column. The subsequent bleeding into the
no money to buy one. Kristopher, who also
has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, has required
extensive medical care. Faced with astro-
nomical medical bills, the family has nearly
reached its lifetime insurance limit on
Sharon's illness. And Tennessee does not
provide any benefits, she says.
Her husband, who had been forced to
take part-time work in order to care for
her, has recently begun a full-time position
as supervisor of a large hotel conference
center. His modest salary is helpful, but
Hazard says she needs and wants to work.
Her last hospital stay, which lasted from
February to April 1990, cost $185,000,
only some of which was paid by insurance
or other agencies. Her monthly medica-
tions alone cost nearly $200.
The van she needs— the only one that
can be converted for her— is a Ford E-150.
And there are other needs: a special lift to
get her in and out of the bath (Jeff currently
gets up at 5 a.m. to help his wife bathe),
"When you've been
knocking at death's door
a million times and you're
still here, you realize how
fortunate you are. "
area caused her to become paralyzed.
Doctors are unsure whether the paralysis
will reverse itself.
A series of newspaper articles about her
resulted in the community's donating enough
money for a special wheelchair, but there
are other financial problems— as well as
possibilities, Hazard says.
Several years ago, the area school
district had hired Sharon, impressed with
her background, her ability and her spirit.
Until her paralysis, she was able to get to
and from work.
"There's a job for me right now teaching
talented and gifted or learning disabled
kids in high school. But the problem is we
can't get there. We just have a pickup
truck," she says.
The catch-22 is that while the state will
pay for the special and expensive conver-
sion of a van for her individual needs,
Hazard has to provide the van. But she has
a waterproof rolling chair for the shower
so that she can bathe herself, a toilet and
sink designed for the handicapped, and
kitchen gadgets for the handicapped.
"I do everything myself," Hazard says
with great pride. "I clean, wash, cook.
Jeff and I go grocery shopping together."
As always, Sharon Hazard looks on the
bright side. "Neither Kristopher nor I have
AIDS or ARC. We have a faith that's
remarkable, and we have each other. I
always look ahead because I know it could
be worse. It could always be worse."
For those wishing more information
about helping Sharon Hazard, write to
the Holy Family Church/Sharon Hazard
Fund, P.O. Box 444, Kodak, Tennessee
Beth Arburn Davis is a York freelance
writer who regularly writes for The Phila-
Four members of the faculty, who retired
after having served the college for a total
of 1 18 years, have been accorded emeritus
status by the Board of Trustees.
■ Mr. William H. Fairlamb, professor of
music, joined the faculty in 1947. Over the
years, he taught piano, music history,
piano pedagogy, piano literature and the
aesthetic experience, and also coached
several piano ensemble classes.
Fairlamb earned a bachelor's degree
from Philadelphia Conservatory of Music
and an artist's diploma from Philadelphia
Musical Academy. He also did graduate
study at Juilliard with Harold Bauer. Olga
Samaroff and Charles DeBodo.
He is currently director of music at St.
Andrews Presbyterian Church in Lebanon,
and for many years was certification chair-
man for the Pennsylvania State Music
Teachers Association. For 28 summers,
Fairlamb was a member of the music staff
at Bay View Summer Conservatory of
Music in Bay View, Michigan.
■ Dr. Pierce A. Getz ('51), professor of
music, joined the college in 1959. After
earning his music education degree at
Lebanon Valley, he earned a master's
degree in sacred music at Union Theologi-
cal Seminary in New York City. He spent
five years in Japan teaching music, and
then a year in residency at Eastman School
of Music to work on his Ph.D.
Getz directed the Concert Choir for 29
of his 31 years at the college. He also
founded the Chapel Choir and directed the
College Chorus. He taught courses in organ
history and literature, choral conducting
and sacred music and oversaw the sacred
music degree program. In 1978 he founded
the Alumni Chorale at the request of
He has also been active as a church
musician, and for 21 years was director of
music at Annville United Methodist Church .
Currently he is director of music at Market
Square Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg.
In addition, Getz has been active as a guest
Thomas J. Liu
Dr. Diane Iglesius
conductor, recitalist, organ consultant and
director of church music workshops.
■ Dr.Madelyn Albrecht, associate profes-
sor of education, joined the college in
1973. Among the courses she taught were
foundations of education, cultural geogra-
phy, beginning French, human growth and
development, and practicum and methods.
She graduated from Judson College in
Elgin, Illinois, with a bachelor's degree in
education and religion. She earned a mas-
ter's in teacher's education with a minor
in advanced French, and a Ph.D. in
curriculum and secondary education with
a minor in African literature, both from
Michigan State University.
Prior to joining the faculty here, she
spent 16 years in Africa as an educator and
missionary. In Zaire, she helped found
eight elementary schools and two secon-
■ Glenn H.Woods ('51), associate profes-
sor of English, joined the faculty in 1965
and taught freshman composition, history
of the English language, oral communica-
tions and the works of Mark Twain. After
receiving his bachelor's degree from Leba-
non Valley, he went on to earn a master's
degree in education in 1962 from Temple
University. He did extensive work with the
Vietnamese refugee program at Indiantown
Gap in 1975, teaching English as well as
sponsoring several refugees. He also worked
closely with the 12 Vietnamese students
whom the college sponsored at that time.
New Music chair
Dr. Mark L. Mecham has joined the
college as chair of the Music Department.
Mecham had been associate professor
of music at Southern Utah State College
for the past four years. He also was
assistant professor of music at the Univer-
sity of Texas at Tyler, and associate
professor of music and director of chorale
activities at Mary College in Bismarck,
North Dakota. In addition, he was musical
conductor for the Southern Utah Chorale
in Cedar City and for the Bismarck-
Mandan Civic Chorus in Bismarck.
Mecham earned his doctorate of musical
arts in choral music from the University
of Illinois in Urbana, and his master of
music degree in choral conducting and his
bachelor's degree in music education from
the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
In 1986, he was nominated for the
AMOCO Award for Teaching Excellence
at the University of Texas. In 1982, he
received a faculty research award at Mary
Deborah Fullam C81), college controller,
has been elected college treasurer by the
Board of Trustees.
After graduation, Fullam joined the
college in 1982 as a staff assistant in the
Computer Center and eventually became
director of academic computing. After
receiving an M.B.A. from the Philadelphia
College of Textiles and Science in 1987,
she taught management and computer sci-
ence at the college.
In 1988 Fullam was appointed assistant
to the president for institutional research
and later for budget and planning. Earlier
this year she was promoted to controller.
Brenda Zack has been named director of
student activities, replacing Carol Amund-
sen, who will become admissions director
for her alma mater, Wesley College, in
Zack earned her bachelor's degree in
elementary education from Bloomsburg
University, and taught for two years in an
elementary school in Wilmington. She
recently received her master's degree in
student affairs in higher education from
Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Susan Borelli has joined the college as a
counselor in the Admissions Office. Her
responsibilities will include conducting in-
terviews with prospective students and
coordinating student tour guides and the
alumni ambassador programs.
She is a 1989 graduate of Albright
College, where she earned a bachelor's
degree in English/communications. She
formerly worked at Albright as an admis-
sions counselor and resident director.
Michael Gallagher has become assistant
controller, responsible for managing the
Business Office and overseeing cash man-
agement, accounts receivable and accounts
He is a 1983 graduate of Lebanon Valley
College and was formerly an accountant
with St. Clair and Associates.
English Department faculty
The English Department has three new
■ Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson, who will be
teaching the first course in the new Ameri-
can Studies program as well as a course in
editing, comes to the college from the
University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
He did his undergraduate work at Bates
College in Maine and his graduate work at
SUNY-Binghamton and Boston Univer-
sity, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1988.
Grieve-Carlson has been a Fulbright
lecturer in Germany and has also taught at
■ Anne Higginbottom, formerly an ad-
junct faculty member in the English De-
partment of SUNY-Binghamton, will teach
composition and an English literature sur-
At SUNY she taught women's literature
and introduction to women's studies, con-
temporary fiction and advanced composi-
tion. She earned a bachelor's degree in
English from Syracuse University and a
master's in English from SUNY-Bing-
hamton, and has completed her Ph.D.
course work and exams at Binghamton.
Her dissertation, which she expects to
finish this year, deals with contemporary
experimental fiction and concentrates on
■ Marie Bongiovanni, who has taught
freshman composition and management
communications as an adjunct faculty mem-
ber at Lebanon Valley, will be teaching
courses in journalism, management com-
munications and feature writing.
She earned a bachelor's degree in jour-
nalism and advertising at Temple Univer-
sity and her M.B.A. in marketing at
Drexel. She has worked as a public
relations consultant and editorial assistant,
and is a freelance writer who publishes
regularly in local and national media.
Diane Wenger has become administrative
assistant to President John Synodinos,
replacing Mary Eshleman, who retired in
June. Wenger, former secretary for the
English and Foreign Language depart-
Fall 1990 11
merits, is completing a bachelor's degree
in English at Lebanon Valley College. She
had worked as a costing engineer at Binner
Associates in Schaefferstown.
Dr. Dale Summers has joined the Educa-
tion Department as an assistant professor
and director of elementary and secondary
A native of Palmyra, Summers holds a
bachelor's degree in social sciences, a
master's in special education for the emo-
tionally disturbed and a doctorate in educa-
tional administration— all from Ball State
He spent five years as a principal of
Deny Township Elementary School in
Hershey, and later was assistant principal
at Hershey High School. He supervised
special education in the West Shore School
District prior to joining the college.
Kathy Nelson is the college's new women's
basketball and Softball coach. She had
coached those two sports at Utica College
since 1987. Nelson also coached at Lansdale
Catholic High School for three years, and
for several summers assisted Lebanon
Valley College basketball star Howie Landa
'55 in directing basketball camps in the
Northeastern United States and Europe.
She received her bachelor's degree in
health and physical education from Edin-
boro State University, and a master's in
physical education from Central Michigan
Assistant football coach
Ivan (Mick) K. Sload has been named
assistant football coach in charge of the
defensive line. He comes from Warwick
High School, where he was a physical
education teacher and assistant football
Sload received bachelor's and master's
degrees in social studies from Shippensburg
University, plus bachelor's and master's
degrees in physical education from East
Bill Brown ('79), associate dean of admis-
sions, was one of 95 participants selected
for Harvard University's summer 1990
Management Development Program. The
two-week program is for higher education
administrators in mid-level positions.
Thomas J. Liu, a native of Taiwan, has
been named assistant professor of mathe-
matical sciences. He will teach computer
science and applied mathematics courses.
Liu comes from the University of Flor-
ida, Gainesville, where he was a research
scientist. He holds a Ph.D. in mathematics
from the University of Illinois at Chicago,
where he also earned a master's degree in
computer science and a second master's in
chemical engineering. He earned a B.S.
degree from the Tatung Institute of Tech-
nology in Taiwan.
Visitor from Poland
Dr. Blazej Kruppik, asssociate professor
of English language and literature at Marie
Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin,
Poland, will be a visiting professor this
year. He will teach Eastern European
literature and history and a course in
Kruppik's research in his home country
deals mainly with English language and
cultural history and methods of teaching
English. He also lectures on the history of
England and English literature, and teaches
composition, conversation, oral composi-
tion and public speaking. He is currently
researching the English Renaissance and
preparing two textbooks on the teaching
of English as a second language.
Under an educational exchange agreement
with the Hokkaido International Founda-
tion of Japan, Koyumi Ito will teach
Japanese language at Lebanon Valley for
the next two years. She will also work on
a degree in political science.
Ito, a graduate of Kyoto Women's Junior
College, studied journalism for a year at
the University of Arkansas. She has worked
as a journalist for the Pacific Stars and
Stripes and for the Asahi News Service in
Matthew Hugg has been appointed direc-
tor of advancement operations and director
of corporate and foundation support in the
In his new position, Hugg, who was
formerly director of development, will
oversee gifts processing, research and
budgeting, and will also direct corporate
and foundation giving programs.
He joined the college in 1987. He is a
graduate of Juniata College with a bache-
lor's degree in natural history, and spent
three years as district executive for the
Southern New Jersey Council of the Boy
Scouts of America.
Assisting in the library
Ella Stott has joined the library staff as
cataloguing assistant/secretary. She re-
places Barbara Iceman, who has moved to
the secretary/periodicals assistant position
vacated by the retirement of Doris Gerlach.
Stott is a graduate of Mastbaum Voca-
tional Technical School in Philadelphia,
where she worked for 22 years as an
account representative for a paper manu-
facturer. She is also certified as a lay
speaker by the United Methodist Church.
Curt Tomlinson has joined the college for
a one-year appointment as a computer
systems implementation specialist in the
Advancement Office, responsible for im-
plementing the office's system for alumni
and development information.
Tomlinson has more than 10 years of
experience in the computer field, and was
general manager for Triangle Computer
Service in Lancaster. He earned his bache-
lor's degree in industrial education from
Economist earns Ph.D.
Jeanne Hey, assistant professor of eco-
nomics, received her doctorate in business/
economics from Lehigh University in June.
Hey, who joined the college last year,
earned her bachelor's degree at Bucknell
University in mathematics/chemistry, and
her M.B.A. from Lehigh.
Spanish professor honored
Dr. Diane Iglesius, professor of Spanish
and chair of the Foreign Language Depart-
ment, has won a 1989 Sears-Roebuck
Foundation Teaching Excellence and Cam-
pus Leadership Award.
She was one of 700 faculty members
recognized nationally by the Foundation
for resourcefulness and leadership as a
private college educator.
Lebanon Valley plays second
fiddle to no one when it
comes to music faculty ,
facilities and finely tuned
By Judy Pehrson
Photos by Charles Freeman
John Sant' Ambrogio ('54) reflects on his
days as a music student at Lebanon Valley
in the 1950s, his most vivid memory is
of stealthily climbing up the fire escape of
Engle Hall and sneaking in through a
"Officially the music building was closed
on Sunday, but I was so eager to practice
that I often broke in so I could use the
practice rooms," says Sant' Ambrogio,
now principal cellist for the St. Louis
If the music faculty was aware of the
transgression, they said nothing. Indeed,
in all probability, they turned a blind eye
to rules broken for the sake of improving
musicianship. Their job then, as it would
continue to be throughout the long history
of the department, was to inspire, train and
support the young musicians who arrived
at Lebanon Valley to study, to perform, to
practice long hours in Engle and later on
in the Blair Music Center.
Like Sant' Ambrogio, many students
over the years have been talented and keen
to leam, but have lacked the background
or financial resources for a high-powered
"I wasn't ready for a Juilliard when I
came to Lebanon Valley on a music
scholarship," says Sant' Ambrogio. "I had
only studied cello for three years at that
point, and I was a bit green. I needed the
small, supportive atmosphere that the col-
The caring and coaching he received at
Lebanon Valley, he says, helped launch
him on a long and illustrious career. It
includes nine years with the Boston Sym-
phony; stints with the Boston Symphony
Trio, the Boston Ballet Orchestra and the
Zimbler Sinfonietta; and 22 years with the
St. Louis Symphony. He has won a number
of honors, among them the Piatigorsky
Award at Tanglewood, Massachusetts,
where he was a member of the Berkshire
A former faculty member of Boston
University, the cellist says of Lebanon
Valley, "The faculty were all fine musi-
cians. But the greatest thing about the
school was its nurturing environment. It
( Top) Associate Professor Klement
Hambourg coaches student violinist Maria
Abeleda and cellist Dina Litzenberger.
(Above) Music graduate John Sant'
Ambrogio ( '54) enjoyed the nurturing environ-
ment at Lebanon Valley College.
gave me incredible support for practicing
and expanding my horizons. The faculty
gave me the opportunity to solo— which I
loved— and they also pushed me to explore
Sant' Ambrogio's assessment has been
voiced as well by scores of other music
graduates who have gone on to achieve in
performance and teaching.
"One of our chief strengths over the
years has been our committed faculty,"
says Dr. George Curfman ('53), who has
taught at Lebanon Valley for 30 years.
"We've all always been willing to go out
of our way to develop our students' talent
and help them to succeed, no matter what
it takes. That's always been a given here."
Not only is it a caring faculty, it is also
a talented one, a veritable "Who's Who"
of graduates of some of the best music
schools and conservatories in the country.
The majority of the eight full-time and 15
adjunct faculty members are outstanding
performers within their own fields, who
can masterfully execute the repertoire for
their students. "That's one thing that
impressed me about the Music Depart-
ment," says Brad Boyer '90, a pianist who
is doing graduate work in music at Florida
State University in Tallahassee. "The fac-
ulty are performers as well as teachers.
Nobody is a textbook instructor. They are
all practicing musicians, and most seem to
be deeply involved in musical groups in the
Music major Holly Hendrix ('92) con-
curs. "The faculty aren't just sitting around
and resting on their laurels. They go to
conventions, seminars and workshops, and
they keep updated. They're concerned
about continually improving their teaching
and performance skills."
Faculty talents are showcased during the
frequent recitals. In addition, many per-
form regularly with the Harrisburg, Her-
shey and Reading symphonies, and with a
variety of chamber music, jazz and vocal
groups. Some faculty members are also
involved in pop music culture. Voice
professor Phil Morgan, for example, each
summer coaches singers at Hershey Park,
which Time magazine recently recognized
(Top)Dennis Sweigert, an associate profes-
sor, and Holly Hendrix work on a difficult
passage of Liszt. (Above) Tawni Niklaus
gets pointers from voice coach Phil Morgan.
as having one of the country's most
outstanding stage shows in a theme park.
Faculty members regularly bring home
honors and recognition to the college.
Basic'ly Brass! (a quintet that includes
adjunct professors Timothy Erdman and
John Copenhaver) was among the top three
winners last year in the Fifth Annual Brass
Quintet Competition in New York City.
The quintet shared the winner's circle with
a group from Juilliard and another from the
The Quartet/Die Posaunen, the college's
resident trombone quartet (which includes
associate professor Bob Hearson and ad-
junct professor Jim Erdman) was selected
to perform for the International Trombone
Workshop, held last summer at Western
The facility that music students call
home is as musically rich as is the faculty.
The Blair Music Center, which opened in
1974, remains one of the largest and
best-equipped music facilities in the state—
"So many people who come here each
summer for the International String Confer-
ence are impressed by Blair," says Dr.
Klement Hambourg, associate professor
of music and conductor of the College
Chamber Orchestra. They say, 'Aren't you
lucky! We don't have anything like this.' "
The three-story complex has no "square
spaces." Every classroom, studio and prac-
tice room in Blair has been designed in the
shape of a trapezoid to produce better
sounds. The center houses a 700-seat
concert hall with wonderful acoustics, a
two-story instrumental rehearsal hall, 15
teaching studios, a piano laboratory con-
taining 25 electropiano units, a spacious
organ-choral room, four organ practice
rooms, five classrooms, a dance studio,
50 individual practice rooms (30 with
pianos) and two state-of-the-art recording
control rooms. The recording control rooms
are electronically tied to two studios and
four other rooms in the building, and are
used for campus production and recording
Lebanon Valley's Music Department is
one of the few four-year programs in the
mid-Atlantic states that offers a degree in
recording technology. Graduates who com-
plete the interdisciplinary program (which
includes courses in recording, music, phys-
ics, mathematics and computer science)
go on to work in television and recording
studios and film production houses.
"Recording technology is a wonderful
program," says Edward VanLandeghem
('91), a recording major from Norristown.
"You not only get the theory you need, but
also a lot of hands-on experience in the
studios here and during your outside intern-
ship. Classes are small and you get a lot
of individual attention."
The music curriculum at Lebanon Valley
matches the strength of its faculty and
music facility. "It's a very intense degree
here," says Dr. Scott Eggert, associate
professor of music and resident composer.
"Almost all programs and degrees are very
Takes the Podium
You can often hear Dr. Mark
Mecham before you see him. His
distinctive laugh, rapidly becom-
ing his trademark, has not only enli-
vened the offices and halls of the Blair
Music Center, but has come to symbol-
ize an upbeat attitude in the Music
The new chair of the department is
more than good-humored, however.
Mecham is a talented teacher and a
shrewd but light-handed administrator
who already has earned the respect of
faculty, students and administrators. The
student newspaper recently dubbed him
"a man of action," and his faculty
concurs. "He's a real dynamo," says one
professor. "He seems to do everything
well and has a lot of vision. I think
everybody is excited by his plans for the
department and his democratic approach
to accomplishing them."
At too many schools, he says, "music
is like an ornament added on." No credit
is given for performing in choir or the
orchestra, for example, and credit courses
consist of tried-and-true standards like
musicology, music literature and music
history. "Here," says Mecham, "music
is an integral part of a student's educa-
"That's one of the things that attracted
me here. Music has apparently been
accepted for a long time on this campus
for its intrinsic value, as well as for its
entertainment value. Obviously a lot of
resources have been put into it."
Mecham brings considerable insight
and experience to his job. He has worked
at three campuses: Southern Utah State
College in Cedar City, the University of
Texas at Tyler and Mary College in
Bismarck, North Dakota. And he has
studied at two: the University of Illinois
went to the Music Department and asked
for an evaluation."
He chuckles as he recalls the result.
"The theory person who evaluated me
told me I should be in something like
social work— a field where I could help
people. That didn't deter me, however.
I had not had a voice lesson up until then,
but I found a voice teacher and eventually
became a music major."
His father, vice president of the Uni-
versity of Utah and a professor of
constitutional law, had expected his son
to follow in his footsteps. "Both of my
folks thought music was a wonderful
avocation. They were supportive, but
cautionary. However, I think they're
converts now to the notion that this is
what I'm good at."
That theory person who evaluated him
at Utah was right about one thing,
however— he is good at helping people,
Mecham seeks not only to increase
music enrollment, but "to create the
finest music experience available for
students and constituents. I want to have
Lebanon Valley on people's lips when
they talk about good music facilities,
talented performers and fine teachers."
He recognizes the strengths of the
department and intends to build on them.
"There's a fine tradition here, and for a
small, undergraduate institution we have
phenomenal facilities. Both our perform-
ing and rehearsing facilities are fantastic,
and we have more practice rooms than
some schools have rooms, period."
But a department is more than facili-
ties, he adds. "We have a superb faculty.
Our people are not only well-qualified
as musicians and teachers, they really
care about our students and go out of
their way to nurture and help them."
at Urbana-Champaign and the University
of Utah in Salt Lake City. He holds a
Ph.D. in music from Illinois, and a
bachelor's degree in music education and
a master's degree in choral conducting
A counter-tenor, Mecham has sung in
and directed many choirs and chorales,
and is directing the Concert Choir at
Lebanon Valley College.
As an undergraduate, he almost went
into law before he decided to become a
"music type." He notes, "I was a pre-law
major with a political science minor, and
was taking a lot of history, economics,
etc.— all the stuff that would pertain to
a law career," he explains. "I got to my
junior year and decided I wanted to do
something I really enjoyed— and that was
music. I had been involved in the
university choir and really liked it, so I
and that has translated into a talent for
teaching. Mecham came to Lebanon
Valley with a sheaf of recommendations
for his teaching excellence, and he has
already begun to establish himself as a
popular professor here.
"He's neat," says one music student.
"He's so enthusiastic and energetic, and
he makes you really care about what
you're doing because you know he cares,
Mecham and his wife, Pat, have three
children— Carter, 11, Katherine, 8, and
Bradley, 6. In Annville, they are settling
down in a home near the college, on
Maple Street. Already they feel part of
"We like this part of the country, and
we have found the college a warm,
welcoming environment," Mecham says.
"We're really pleased we're here."
demanding. Other schools have tended to
simplify or go to a five-year program, but
we have kept to our standards."
Says Holly Hendrix, "You are very busy
and very challenged right from your fresh-
man year on. Not only do you study all
facets of music theory and music history,
but you are required to do at least one
campus recital. Many people end up doing
a lot more than that."
Music students may choose to earn one
of four degrees: a bachelor of arts with a
major in music, a bachelor of science with
a major in music education, a bachelor of
music with a major in sacred music or a
bachelor of music performance degree.
There are ample opportunities to perform
in the college's symphony orchestra, con-
cert band, concert choir, marching band,
jazz band and a variety of string, woodwind
and brass ensembles.
"You're really immersed in music here.
At the same time you are getting a really
good liberal arts education," says Tawni
Niklaus, a music education major from
Williamsport. "It's a tough program, but
an exciting one."
Those students who stick it out, says
Eggert, are "very well-prepared musicians.
We've had good success with LVC stu-
dents going directly to excellent graduate
schools. They tend to pass the entrance
exams in music at a very high level."
Nadine Saada ('89), now pursuing a
master's degree in music history at Bowl-
ing Green State University, says she was
one of the few candidates who passed all
of that university's music entrance exams.
"I felt like I was ahead of the game before
I started," she says. "I came in with more
than enough preparation, thanks to my
work at Lebanon Valley. Right now I'm
applying for a Fulbright to study Chinese
music in Hong Kong."
Tina Bakowski '87, who earned her
master's degree in music at the University
of Kansas and is currently working on a
Ph.D. at the University of Indiana, says
she easily passed her master's and Ph.D.
entrance exams. "What definitely helped
me in the history exams in both cases was
having a framework to put events into, and
that I got in William Fairlamb's courses at
LVC," she says. "I also had a very
thorough harmony background, thanks to
Dr. Eggert, which made the harmony
portions of the exams easy."
"It's a very intense degree
here. Other schools have
tended to simplify or go to a
five-year program, but we
have kept to our standards. "
— Scott Eggert
Concludes Eggert, "I'm very proud of
what we do for kids here. The experience
in learning we offer is second to none. Our
students go away with a strong fundamental
understanding of how music works."
(Top) Scott Eggert, the department's resident composer and an associate professor, discusses
an African instrument during his music history course. (Above) The marching band
rehearses long hours before the football season opens.
Alumni of Note
to Leading Lady
Peggy Zimmerman) has appeared
in operatic productions around
the world. In San Francisco, she's
currently singing the role of Carlotta
in The Phantom of the Opera. Much
of the self-confidence that has pro-
pelled her career forward, she says,
came from the years she spent in
Lebanon Valley's Music Department.
"It was such a small, supportive
environment, and the faculty really cared
about you," says Munro. "I originally
went to LVC because of its reputation
as an excellent music school and also
because of Reynaldo Rovers [now de-
ceased], who was on the voice faculty.
"He really stands out in my life," says
the singer. "He believed in me from the
very beginning. The first night I went
on in Verdi's Stiffelio in Boston, which
was a big break for me in my career, I
swear I heard Reynaldo saying, 'Relax,
get your chords warmed by humming.' "
As a student, Munro sang in summer
stock productions. After graduation, she
auditioned in New York for an under-
study role in Camelot— and landed the
job. She went on to join the City Opera
and has been principal artist in many of
the company's productions. "I started
out as the maid Adele in Die Fledermaus,
and worked my way up to the lead role
of Rosalinda," she says proudly. Singing
the part of Violetta in La Traviata was
another high point in her career, she says.
Munro's Lebanon Valley mentors have
kept track of her career over the years.
Among them are Dr. Gilbert Mcllvane,
former professor of music education, and
Dr. James Thurmond, professor emeritus
of music. "I've heard from Dr. Mcllvane
from time to time, and I recently heard
from Dr. Thurmond, who was head of
the brass department. He saw me in New
Moon, which I did on PBS."
"I've always had a special memory of
Dr. Thurmond," she adds. "I used to
love the little practice rooms in the old
music building. One evening I was in
there when everyone else was in the
dining hall. Dr. Thurmond stuck his head
in and said, T think you're going to
make it, kid. You've got the determina-
tion.' I've never forgotten that."
A Mellow Method
to his Music
Clarinetist Jack Snavely ' 50 is one
of many alumni who have made
a career out of teaching music.
A professor of music at the University
of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, he teaches
woodwind students and directs the
university's jazz ensemble. For seven
years, he directed the award- winning
University of Wisconsin band pro-
A highlight of his teaching career,
Snavely says, is his revision of the Col.
Baermann Method Book for Clarinet,
long considered the most popular method
book for that instrument. Written during
the 1800s, it hadn't been revised or edited
for 75 years until he took on the project.
Snavely earned his master's degree at
Northwestern University and studied at
Peabody Institute. In addition to teach-
ing, he manages to keep up a busy
performance schedule, performing with
the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the
Waukesha Symphony and the Woodwind
Arts Quintet at the university. He has
been a guest soloist with the Greater
Milwaukee Woodwind Ensemble, which
toured Japan and Europe, as well as with
the International Clarinet Society.
He has three recordings out: two solo
albums with Golden Crest and a wood-
wind quintet album with Orion.
The musician/teacher credits Lebanon
Valley with broadening his musical hori-
zons. "I was in a rather narrow musical
world when I went there," he says. "The
Lebanon Valley Music Department was,
and is, well-respected and well-known.
It has always had exceptionally high
standards and a great deal of interest in
She's Quite a Gal
Vocalist Stephanie Bates ('75)
originally planned a nice, quiet
life of leading a church choir.
Instead, she totes her slide trombone
all over the country, singing and play-
ing in a six-piece band called "The
Fall Guys and a Gal" (her husband,
Jim, plays the trumpet).
"I've been singing for a living since
Alumni of Note
1977, and I've performed everywhere
from Alaska to Bermuda," Bates ex-
plains. "We've had some pretty exciting
times— we've opened for Rich Little,
Joan Rivers, Lee Greenwood and Jim
Stafford, just to name a few."
When she first joined the band, they
did mostly nightclub work, which meant
considerable time on the road. "It was
lots and lots of fun, but once I started
having a family it was difficult to travel,"
she says. "We eventually got into corpo-
rate entertaining, where we play for large
company functions. You don't travel as
much, and you work a lot less for a lot
Bates has positive memories of Leba-
non Valley. "Every course there has
helped my career," she says. "My vocal
lessons were invaluable— Phil Morgan
taught me to sing, and Pierce Getz helped
me to perform. My brass classes added
Today, she and her husband have a
home in Florida and a live-in nanny for
their two children, ages two and six.
"I've never become famous," says Bates,
"but the gratification from audience
response and applause is great. You can't
get that in any other profession."
Giant of Jazz
One Lebanon Valley alummus w ho
did become famous is Walt
Levinsky ('51). His career as
both a classical and jazz musician and
conductor spans nearly four decades.
When he was just 16 years old,
Levinsky joined the Les and Larry
Elgart Orchestra. He interrupted his
college education to join the Tommy
Dorsey Orchestra, and later was lead
saxophonist for Benny Goodman.
In 1957, he was hired as solo
saxophonist with the New York Phil-
harmonic, and performed with it for
many years. While a studio musician,
he recorded with Paul McCartney,
Barbra Streisand, Sarah Vaughn and
Leotyne Price, among other celebrities.
As a composer/arranger/conductor, he
has worked with Frank Sinatra, Liza
Minelli, Richard Harris, and Metro-
politan opera stars Renata Scott and
In 1987, Levinsky appeared as a
clarinet soloist— along with his quintet
and Lionel Hampton— in a command
performance at the White House. Since
1987, he has devoted his energies to
his Great American Swing Band.
Last February, Levinsky returned to
campus to appear with the college Jazz
Band and to receive his long-delayed
bachelor's degree in music. He noted
after meeting with students, "I always
like talking with students. I was instru-
mental in getting the jazz program and
band started at Lebanon Valley Col-
lege, and it always pleases me to know
that both the program and the band
A Sculptor of
Pianist William C. Workinger ('57)
enjoys cultivating the musical
skills of young students. He is
currently director of music for Millburn
Township Schools in New Jersey and
director of Millburn's high school or-
"I'm very lucky. I have a lot of
talented students," says Workinger. "It's
my privilege to fit the pieces together
like a sculptor. I take disparate people
and talent and make them into a unified
orchestra," he says.
The music educator also enjoys the
administrative side of his work. "You
can bring about a lot of change in people
and organizations," he says. "It's very
Active in professional circles, he is
past president of both the New Jersey
Music Administrators Association and
the Unity Concert Series in Montclair.
He has served on the New Jersey Music
Educators Committee, involved with writ-
ing a new state music curriculum.
Workinger also performs in chamber
music ensembles, with a duo-piano team
and as an accompanist. He has played
concerts throughout New York and New
Jersey. As a duo-pianist, he was invited
in 1985, 1988 and 1989 to tour South
Korea, where he taught a series of piano
master classes. He has also performed
Following his graduation from Leba-
non Valley, Workinger earned a master's
degree in music from the Manhattan
School of Music and a Ph.D. in music
education from New York University.
But it was at Lebanon Valley, he says,
that he acquired the basics on which his
career has been built.
"It was an ideal environment for a
young musician," Workinger recalls,
"The curriculum was great. I was im-
mersed in music history, performance,
education, vocal training, plus I got a
splendid background in the liberal arts.
They really crammed a lot into four
years. It was a rigorous program that
gave me the basics I needed— and even
Striking a Chord
in the Community
A young mother of two wants to
resume the piano lessons she
stopped as a teenager. A retired
engineer has always wondered what it
would be like to strum a guitar. For
lifelong or delayed music fans like these—
and for those who want a running
start— the Music Department's Commu-
nity Music Institute provides a direct
route to instruction and performance.
"A growing number of people are taking
advantage of the Institute," says Suzanne
Caldwell Riehl ('79), director of the Insti-
tute and instructor in the Music Depart-
ment. "We started with 10 people nine
years ago, and now we have over 200.
Students range from two-year-old toddlers
studying Suzuki violin to a 72-year-old
man learning the saxophone."
The Institute offers private lessons in
piano, voice, violin (Suzuki and tradi-
tional), viola, cello, clarinet, flute, oboe,
trumpet, guitar, saxophone, percussion,
acoustic bass and electric bass, plus a wide
variety of group classes. Kindermusik, a
music education program for children ages
three to six, is the most recent addition to
Some 25 adjunct instructors are involved
in teaching the lessons and courses. Al-
though some of the Institute's students are
college-bound or preparing for careers in
music, most are studying for their own
personal enjoyment and the desire to enrich
their lives with music, says Riehl.
Plans are currently under way to put
together ensembles, and perhaps even an
orchestra. "The Annville-Cleona School
District has no orchestra or orchestra
program," she says, "so we see this as a
real service we can offer."
How Summer Sounds
During the late spring and summer,
when things have slowed down
on many other campuses, Leba-
non Valley's Music Department plays
host to hundreds of junior high and high
school students at Blair Music Center.
An honors band and honors orchestra,
sponsored by the Music Department, give
some of the best young musicians from the
central Pennsylvania area a chance to
perform with their counterparts from other
"They rehearse for a day and then give
a concert," explains Bob Hearson, assistant
professor of music. "It's an exciting time
for the kids. They learn a lot and really
enjoy themselves. The faculty also enjoys
the chance to nurture young musicians."
In July, a weeklong summer music camp
draws 50-60 aspiring musicians who enjoy
playing for recreation. The youngsters
attend master classes, take courses in such
areas as music theory and receive private
instruction on a range of instruments.
Campers also get the chance to perform
with ensemble groups. There's time for fun
as well. A trip to Hershey Park, a dance
and a camp variety show are all part of the
week's activities. Participants have full
access to campus amenities, including the
Arnold Sports Center.
"It's definitely the best week of the
summer for me," says Mary Ellis, a high
school senior from Martinsville, New Jer-
sey, who is a veteran of three Lebanon
Valley music camps. "I love everything
about it— the classes, the entertainment,
the pool, the people."
Many outside groups use Blair's facili-
ties during the summer, too. During several
weekends in May, the "Music in the Park"
program brings to campus nearly 500
students from Pennsylvania and surround-
ing states. The students rehearse together
in band, orchestra and ensemble groups,
and then perform at Hershey Park and
around the area.
Lebanon Valley also hosts the Pennsyl-
vania Music Educators' adjudication pro-
gram. Outstanding young musicians come
to the college to give solo or ensemble
performances, which are evaluated by
Music Department faculty.
Echoes from the
1866 Music becomes a dominant force at Leba-
non Valley during the very year of the college's
founding. Two of the first five faculty members are
associated with music. The curriculum includes
vocal music, and 42 students receive individual
music lessons. By 1869, 80 of the 151 students
are taking music courses.
1879 A formal music department is established,
which grants diplomas in piano and voice. Over
half of the student body is enrolled in music
courses. The most promising music graduates
head to Boston for graduate study at the New
England Conservatory of Music.
1881 Students can earn certificates in piano and
voice by taking exams based on the rigorous
standards of the London College of Music.
1898 Lebanon Valley College establishes a
conservatory of music. Music students are re-
quired to take a variety of liberal arts courses,
including English literature, German, French, paint-
ing, drawing, elocution and oratory.
1900 The conservatory moves to new quarters:
A handsome four-story Corinthian brownstone. The
building is donated by Benjamin H. Engle, Harris-
burg contractor and Lebanon Valley trustee.
Though officially christened Engle Hall, the brown-
stone will affectionately be dubbed "The Conserv"
by generations of music students. As the new
century begins, the conservatory enrolls 118
students, taught by four full-time faculty members
and several part-time instructors. Over the next
few years, other musical organizations are born—
the Men's Glee Club, which toured widely; the
Eurydice Choral Club; and vocal and instrumental
1907 The music curriculum is tightened and
lengthened. % obtain a diploma in music, a
student must major in piano, organ or voice. All
students are required to complete courses in
harmony, history and theory, and three terms each
in chorus, English grammar, rhetoric and compo-
sition, literature and French or German. f> earn a
bachelor's degree in music, students must first
eam a music diploma and then complete two years
of fugue, harmony, counterpoint and composition.
They also must "write a composition for four solo
voices and chorus to occupy about 20 minutes,
and train, rehearse and conduct the same for
public performance," according to a course cata-
logue of the day.
1915 The conservatory establishes a public
school music course to train secondary teachers.
The course marks the beginning of a widely
respected teacher training curriculum that will
produce hundreds of secondary school teachers.
The conservatory continues to flourish for the
next 40-odd years, adding courses, faculty, stu-
dents, a concert orchestra and band, a marching
band and ensemble and choral groups.
1944 The conservatory wins full institutional
membership in the National Association of Schools
of Music, a distinction that recognizes its excellent
reputation— not only in Pennsylvania but through-
out the eastern United States.
1958 The Conservatory of Music at Lebanon
valley College is transformed into the Department
of Music, bringing it closer to the academic life
of the college.
—Excerpted from "Music: A Dominant Force in the First
Century of Lebanon Valley College, " a doctoral disserta-
tion/or The University of Michigan. 1969, by Paul
Considerable progress was made over the
summer on the college's $7.7 million
campus development program.
Renovation of Lynch Memorial Hall
is complete and the facility was rededi-
cated in September. The management
center has been renamed in honor of
Emmett C. Roop '04 and the mathematical
sciences center for Dr. William H. Lodge.
A new entrance was constructed, as well
as new faculty offices and classroom space
for the departments of Math, Computer
Science, Actuarial Science, Management
and Computer Services.
Phase I of the campus landscaping plan,
which included a new walkway system and
landscaping of the academic quad area, has
been completed. The lawns have been
seeded and additional plantings will take
place in the spring.
The Laughlin Hall new addition and
renovation of the college's Advancement
Office has been completed. The Develop-
ment, College Relations and Alumni Rela-
tions staffs moved into their new quarters
The next phase of renovation and refur-
bishing of the Administration Building is
proceeding. First-floor offices for the Reg-
istrar, Continuing Ed and Business offices
have been completed. The next phase will
include renovations for humanities class-
rooms and faculty offices on the second
and third floors.
The college is also working on plans for
expanded parking facilities, primarily for
students. The site plan for a new mainte-
nance building is in the approval process.
In the green
Lebanon High School graduate Sam Bowie,
NBA basketball star for the New Jersey
Nets, was honorary chair of the college's
Achievement Challenge Golf Tournament,
which raised nearly $30,000.
The tournament, the brainchild of Leba-
non Valley College trustee chair Thomas
Reinhart, was held at the Lebanon Country
Club on Sept. 28. Proceeds will go to the
Sam Bowie takes a practice swing at the
Achievement Challenge Golf Tournament.
scholarship fund of the Lebanon Valley
Education Partnership, a cooperative pro-
gram between the college and the Lebanon
School District. It assists students, particu-
larly those from low-income families, in
preparing for and enrolling in college (see
"News Briefs" in the spring issue).
Two committees— composed of college
and community leaders— organized the
tournament, which received enthusiastic
support from the community.
Gossard Memorial Library is being studied
to determine how best to bring it up to
modern library standards. David Kaser, a
professor of library and information sci-
ences at Indiana University of Pennsylva-
nia, has been hired to consult on the
project. Kaser has completed some 200
building proposals, including the renova-
tion and expansion of Elizabethtown Col-
The proposal he helped draft for Leba-
non Valley grew out of his meetings with
administrators, faculty and students. The
library and facilities committees have ap-
proved the draft, which will now be
reviewed by both the faculty and the
executive committees of trustees.
It is expected that a major library
construction project will become a fund-
raising priority, and architects will be
selected to develop plans.
A new arrival
Lebanon Valley is helping to launch an
unusual daycare center, geared to infants
during the daytime and a range of ages in
the evening. The college has leased Fencil
Hall to Lebanon Lutheran Social Services
for $1 a year.
Lutheran Social Services will operate the
center, which will serve some 50 infants
and children, and will be open to all
Susan Stanson, director of family daycare
homes for Lutheran Social Services (and
wife of Lebanon Valley admissions direc-
tor Greg Stanson), and President John
Synodinos have been the driving forces
behind the project. The Lebanon County
Builders Association will refurbish Fencil
as a public service project.
Over the top
The college met its second-year goal for
the Kline Challenge, with gifts of $703,000
to the annual fund— some $6,000 over the
mark for 1988-89, the Advancement Office
announced in July.
The Josiah W and Bessie H. Kline
Foundation matching contribution of
$80,000 will go toward the Arnold Sports
Center. The money raised by Lebanon
Valley will be put in the annual fund.
Poetry of daily life
The lives of long-time Annville residents
are reflected in Porches, Volume 2, the
second volume of free-verse poems by Dr.
Phil Billings, professor of English.
Many of the 29 people featured in
Porches and Porches, Volume 2, attended
Fall 1990 21
a concert in November to launch the new
book. Poems from both volumes had been
set to music by Thomas Lanese, a retired
music instructor for the college. Sally
Drum ('68), and Michael Kohler ('80) sang
several of the songs, and Billings read
several others. Nevelyn Knisely, adjunct
associate professor of music, was the
Both volumes offer a special look at
small-town America. Although Annville
residents are featured, the books could be
about any town.
It is illustrated with pen-and-ink sketches
by Dan Massad, adjunct instructor of art.
For a copy, send $12 (plus $2 postage) to
Billings at the English Department.
Cream of the crop
This year's freshman class of 247 students
was selected from the largest applicant
pool in the history of the college. While
the majority hail from the Middle Atlantic
region (Maryland, Delaware, New York,
Virginia and Pennsylvania), some students
come from as far away as Hawaii and
Texas. Students from Japan, Nepal, Zaire,
Brazil, Spain and Belize provide an inter-
Academically, the Class of 1994 is
outstanding. It includes several valedictori-
ans and salutatorians and many students
who have been recognized for their scho-
lastic achievements while in high school.
The combined SAT scores for the class are
once again significantly higher than the
national average for entering freshmen.
A $23,000 Cottrell College Science Grant
from the Research Corporation will support
faculty and student research in physics.
Physics professor Michael Day will
direct the project, aimed at the develop-
ment and application of new theoretical
methods for determining the macroscopic
properties of solids from their atomic
structure. Two student researchers, Joe
Soulders and Ottavio D'Angelis, will assist
with the project.
Management career day
William F. Christ, president of Hershey
International, was the keynote speaker for
This year's outstanding freshman class of 247 students includes Dorjee Tsering Nepali
from Nepal and Midori Moriyama from Japan.
the Management Department's annual ca-
reer day in October. Area high school
students joined Lebanon Valley students
in learning about eight career areas.
A popular offering on the local theater
circuit is a new one-act play, "Mr. Emer-
son and Henry," written by associate dean
and English professor Arthur Ford. Its lead
performers are President John Synodinos
(as Henry David Thoreau) and Dean Wil-
liam McGill (as Ralph Waldo Emerson).
The play was initially performed at the
1990 Spring Arts Festival and was also
presented in October as a College Auxiliary
event. Rumor has it that it will move on
shortly to Lancaster, and then possibly to
even bigger things ....
Tunes for tots
The college's Community Music Institute
is offering a new program, called Kinder-
musik, for children ages 3 to 6. Kindermu-
sik instruction, which began 20 years ago
in West Germany, includes ear and voice
training, musical notation and note values,
ensemble experience, physical movement
and improvisation. Children also learn
songs and become acquainted with instru-
The lessons are organized to fill four
15-lesson semesters. Children begin by
listening to natural sounds like wind and
water, and finish by writing and playing
their own compositions.
Kindermusik specialist Judy E. Burger,
a music education graduate of West Chester
University, will teach the course.
Art students welcomed
Students with good grades and a diploma
from the Pennsylvania School of Art &
Design (PSA&D) are now assured admis-
sion to Lebanon Valley to complete a
The articulation agreement, signed by
the two schools in October, enables PSA&D
students with a 2.3 overall grade point
average and a three-year diploma to have
80 credits applied toward a B.A. degree
with a major in communication arts, fine
arts, or interior and environmental design.
The agreement follows two years of
faculty exchanges between the two schools.
PSA&D, a non-profit school in Lancaster,
has 239 full-time day students and 23
part-time day students. It employs 37
full-time and adjunct faculty who are all
John Synodinos (right) and Robert Brum-
mett, president of PSA&D.
By John Deamer
Sports Information Director
The Dutchmen baseball team ended with
a .500 record overall and 3-7 in the always
tough MAC Southwest Section.
The team was led by Troy Celesky '92
who hit .348 and knocked in 17 runs for
the season. Kevin Wagner '93 led the team
with three home runs. David Esh '92 led
the team in pitching, with a 3-2 mark.
The team was directed this past season
by the new head coach, Tim Ebersole.
Under head coach Kathy Tierney, the
Softball team posted the most victories
(seven) that the program at Lebanon Valley
has ever had in a season, and finished 4-4
in the MAC Southwest Section. The big-
gest win came when Lebanon Valley
defeated rival Dickinson 3-2 on Arnold
The team was led by pitcher Christy
Engle '93, who posted a 4-4 record as a
starter. Caprece Carrington '91 led the
team in home runs.
A big asset to the team was the addition
of assistant coach Gene Wright, who
coached the team in pitching, hitting and
The men's team had a trio of medal
winners at the MAC Championships this
past May at Gettysburg College's Mussel-
Scott Davis '93 placed second in the
javelin, Rob Kreider '93 placed third in
pole vault and Scott Young '92 finished
third in the 5 ,000 meters and second in the
10,000 meters. Their efforts carried the
Darrell Hess winds up for a pitch.
Dutchmen to a ninth-place finish out of 18
The victory of Joann Giannettino '91 in
the 400 meter hurdles and the sixth-place
finish of Beth Moyer '91 in the shot-put
helped the women's team finish 12th in the
Men's volleyball (7-18)
In their first season playing as a varsity
team, the Dutchmen faced a tough sched-
ule. Lebanon Valley is one of only five
colleges in the state and one of two in the
eastern half (East Stroudsburg is the other)
that plays volleyball as a collegiate sport.
The team looks to improve upon its
honorable beginnings, and all but one of
the nine-player squad returns this year.
Tom Giovinazzo '91 led the men's team
to a 12th place finish out of 21 teams, and
placed 6th out of the top 10 golfers at the
41st Annual MAC Championship. It was
held at the Shawnee Inn in Shawnee-on-
Delaware, PA, this past April. Giovinazzo's
three-round score of 237 was 21 strokes
over par. The junior golfer was named the
team's most valuable player.
The college held its annual sports ban-
quet to honor award winners for 1989-90.
Among those receiving top awards were
Matt Andris, Fellowship of Christian Ath-
lete of the Year Award and the John Zola
Award; Scott Barlup, the Chuck Maston
Award; Joe Souders, the Scott Wallace
Awanl; Sandy Aumiller, Women's Sports-
manship Award; and Sue Partilla, Women's
Athlete of the Year Award.
Daryl Hess '90 received the Henry
Wilder Award as the Lebanon area's top
male collegiate athlete for 1990. Hess
starred in basketball and baseball at Leba-
non Valley during the past four years. He
led the basketball team in scoring during
his junior and senior seasons and has scored
over 1,000 points in his career. Hess was
a career .300 hitter as a shortstop and
Jay Yoder '91, a member of the men's
baseball team, and Wendy Kiehl '92, a
member of the women's softball team,
were named to the MAC Spring Sports
Honor Roll. Student athletes named to the
list must attain a 3.4 grade point average
for a semester.
Caprece Carrington '91 (second base),
a member of the women's softball team,
was named to the MAC 1990 All-
Conference team. Troy Celesky '92
(catcher), a member of the men's baseball
team, was named to the 1990 MAC
All-Conference second team.
Most valuable players were Rick Beard
and Ken Wilson, football; Kevin Dempsey
and Eyako Wurapa, soccer; John Galvin,
Scott Young, Patricia Haeusler and Kristie
Painter, cross country; Daryl Hess, Scott
Barlup and Carla Myers, basketball; J.R.
Holenchik, wrestling; Jim Horn and Becky
Dugan, swimming; Troy Celesky and Bill
Woland, baseball; Scott Davis, Scott Young
and Joann Giannettino, track; Tom Gio-
vinazzo, golf; Mike Blimline and Sue
Kazinski, volleyball; and Diane Churan
and Sandy Aumiller, field hockey.
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U M N I NEWS
Ross Fasick on the job at Du Pont, where he's a group vice-president.
The right chemistry
By Beth Arburn Davis
Ross W. Fasick ('55) was not the first kid
on his block to have a chemistry set, but
he made certain he was the second.
"It looked like a lot of fun and a good
thing to do," recalls the chemist. Today
he is group vice-president of Du Pont
Chemical's automotive products depart-
ment, a unit that in 1988 had worldwide
sales of $2.8 million.
The interest in chemistry that began
when Fasick was a 10-year-old in Harris-
burg brought him as a freshman to Lebanon
Valley College at the urging of a respected
high school chemistry teacher. And it was
at Lebanon Valley that Fasick met Dr.
Howard A. Neidig, now professor emeritus
"I think we can all cite a handful of
people in our lifetimes who had a great
impact on our directions, in fact, our lives.
That was Tony Neidig," says Fasick. "A
good teacher is somebody you can develop
a great deal of respect for, someone whose
advice you weigh very heavily. Neidig is
a brilliant man, a superb chemist and
someone with marvelous people skills. . .
The most important contribution that Leba-
non Valley made to me was knowing Tony
Neidig. To this day, I have very great
respect for him."
Fasick said another of Lebanon Valley's
strengths was the liberal arts curriculum.
"There was no dodging the broad liberal
arts parts of the education," he says. "I
don't believe I ever had a professor at
Lebanon Valley whom I didn't hold in high
When Fasick wasn't in the Lebanon
Valley chem lab, he was on the baseball
diamond. He played second base and
served as team captain for several years.
After graduating, Fasick went on to earn
a master's degree and Ph.D. in organic
chemistry from the University of Dela-
ware. He chose not to stay in academia;
business intrigued him.
"I like the interaction with people and
the competition. I think with an athletic
background many of us thrive on competi-
tion, and while there's a great deal of
competition in academia, it's not the same
kind," he says. "I also like the opportunity
to travel and move around."
He joined Du Pont as a research chemist
in 1959. By 1979. he had become president
of Du Pont do Brazil in South America, a
wholly owned subsidiary. In 1981, he was
appointed director of the company's Latin
American division. Last year, he made the
move to the company's automotive prod-
In his current position, Fasick spends
one-quarter of his time in the company's
Troy, Michigan, facility, another quarter
in the Wilmington, Delaware, headquar-
ters, and the rest attending to countless
other duties. He and his wife, Betty, make
their home in Bloomfield Hills, near
Detroit, while their two adult children and
their families live and work near Wilming-
Fasick acknowledges that American busi-
ness and industry didn't always recognize
its own shortcomings, but says, "I've seen
more change in the last two years than I
had seen in the previous 20 . . . Having
to compete with major European compa-
nies and now Japanese companies brought
[American business and industry] to the
realization that there are people as good,
and in some cases better, than we are. And
we're analyzing why that's true. I have a
lot of faith and optimism in the future."
Beth Arburn Davis is a free-lance writer.
In memories and music,
practice makes perfect
By Steve White
Susie Reiter Wallis ('04) seems to have
found the fountain of youth. Although she
turned 105 in September, she has the
appearance and drive of a much younger
The college's most senior alumna notes
of her days as a student, "I have nothing
but good memories of Lebanon Valley. I
had a lot of fun there."
The memories began even before col-
lege. As a young girl, she used to board
the trolley from her home in nearby
Myerstown to come to campus for music
"People were so nice to me there—
particularly the older girls. They made a
fuss over me," she recalls.
Following her graduation from high
school, she enrolled in Lebanon Valley as
a full-time music student. She studied
piano and organ and received her degree
in piano studies.
"People thought I ought to go to Albright
College in my hometown, but Lebanon
Valley was more appealing because it was
away from home and there was more to
do there. It also had a good music
department and a nice big faculty," she
She particularly remembers Professor
Herbert Oldham, who taught a variety of
music courses. "He was a handsome man,
a white-haired man. He had class, and he
had a nice family. He liked me, and I liked
She lived in the girls' dormitory with
her roommate, Sadie Heckert, nicknamed
"Bill." "She was a lovely girl from
Dallastown, where her father was a busi-
nessman," says Mrs. Wallis. They enjoyed
visiting in each other's homes.
The 500 or so students attending the
college in the early 1900s came from all
over Pennsylvania as well as from other
states, she notes. She made a lot of friends
and enjoyed Lebanon Valley's many activi-
ties. "There were good athletics— I mean
good," she says emphatically. "They had
a lovely program. We had games with other
schools. I wish I had been more active."
On weekends, she almost always went
home by trolley and would bring back her
mother's cookies and other baked goods.
"My mother loved to prepare food, and the
students loved to eat it," she states.
After graduation, Susie taught piano,
played the organ at a church in Myerstown
and accompanied singers and instrumental
soloists. In 1906, she married Arthur
Russell Wallis. She laughs when she points
out that while Lebanon Valley and Albright
were "bitter rivals," the man she married
went to Albright.
Following their wedding, they moved
to Albany and later to Utica, New York.
In 1915, they moved to Bedford, Indiana,
Siisie Reiter Wallis: 105 years young.
where they remained except for a few years
in the 1950s and early 1960s in Pittsburgh.
They raised two sons, Arthur Russell
Wallis Jr., who lives in Dover, Delaware,
and Don R. Wallis Sr., who died in 1989.
Mrs. Wallis has four grandchildren, nine
great-grandchildren and two great-great-
Currently a resident of Englishton, a
Presbyterian retirement home in Lexing-
ton, Indiana, she is in remarkably good
health, according to Mary Goode Wallis,
her daughter-in-law. While sometimes forget-
ful about current events, Susie Wallis has
very clear memories of her years at
Lebanon Valley College.
"I loved it there, and I loved the people
there," she says. "I thought there wasn't
any place like Lebanon Valley."
Steve White is a staff writer for the Madison
Courier in Madison, Indiana.
Five Lebanon Valley College alumni were
honored at the Alumni Weekend awards
ceremony in June.
■ John Alden Walter ('53) received the
1990 Distinguished Alumnus Award for his
outstanding professional achievement, serv-
ice to the college and service to his
Walter, who is president judge of the
Lebanon County Court of Common Pleas,
earned a bachelor's degree in science from
Lebanon Valley and a law degree from the
University of Pennsylvania Law School.
His civic, charitable and fraternal activities
are numerous and have earned him many
awards and titles, including Past Potentate
of the 8,500-member Rajah Shrine Temple
and life memberships in the Tall Cedars
of Lebanon Muscular Dystrophy Fund and
the Shriners' Hospital for Crippled Chil-
dren. He is also a congregational leader of
St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Lebanon.
He has served the college in many
capacities, including president of the Alumni
Association, instructor in business law,
legal advisor and fund raiser, and even as
announcer for ball games!
■ John W Metka ('60), outgoing presi-
dent of the Alumni Association, received
an Alumni Citation for his professionalism
and service to his community and the
Metka earned a bachelor of science
degree from Lebanon Valley and a master's
in chemistry from Villanova University.
His chemistry teaching career spans 30
years and includes experience in high
schools, with National Science Foundation
summer institutes and at the college level.
In addition, he has coached baseball and
Softball. Metka counseled and recruited
many students for Lebanon Valley and was
the first chair of the Alumni Ambassador
He has held various civic association
leadership positions and is a member of his
church's choir, governing council and
■ Henry H. Grim ('35) was honored with
an Alumni Citation for his professional and
Grim earned a bachelor's degree in
mathematics and physics from Lebanon
Valley and a master's degree from the
University of Pennsylvania. His early ca-
reer as a science and mathematics teacher
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in New Cumberland High School was
interrupted by World War II, during which
the physicist developed test equipment in
the new field of microwave physics at
Wright Field in Dayton. Ohio. This oppor-
tunity was the foundation for further re-
search and testing for the General Electric
Laboratories in Syracuse and the Naval
Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C.
His projects involved microwaves and
advanced radar and space electronic devel-
opments, including large stationary equip-
ment for orbiting commercial and military
Grim has also worked as a faculty
member at Penn State's Capital Campus
and for two years was manager of Lebanon
Valley's computer center. He has pursued
continuing education studies at Penn State,
Ohio State, Maryland and Syracuse.
Formerly chair of the Ondagua County
Environmental Council, he has volunteered
at Lebanon's Good Samaritan Hospital, the
Hershey Medical Center and the Hershey
Senior Citizens Center, where he was
principal computer operator. He is also
past president of the Lebanon Valley Senior
■ Patricia L. Walter ("57) received an
Alumni Citation for her professional achieve-
ments and service to the community.
A conservatory graduate of the college,
Walter has been a music educator in
Lebanon's public schools for 16 years and
has taught piano, voice and saxophone
privately for 19 years. Ten years ago, she
initiated one of Pennsylvania's first ele-
mentary handbell programs, which has
achieved regional and national recognition.
■ Harold Miller ('60) received an Alumni
Citation for his wide-ranging civic and
Miller received a bachelor's degree in
history and political science from Lebanon
Valley and a law degree from the George
Washington University Law School. He is
currently a partner in the law firm of Miller
and Bucholtz, in Reston, VA.
He has been very active in Northern
Virginia civic and community affairs as a
member of the Board of County Supervi-
sors in Fairfax County, a member and
former vice chair of the Northern Virginia
Transportation Committee, a member of
the Northern Virginia Planning District
Committee and chair of the Metropolitan
Washington Transportation Planning Board.
Compiled with the assistance of Alumni
Association President Betty Hungerford.
Alums offered Greek trip
Lebanon Valley College alumni are invited
to spend two weeks in Greece next May,
as part of a Continuing Education course.
The course, taught by Arthur Ford,
associate academic dean and professor of
English, is titled "World Literature: The
Ancient Greeks." Students will read and
discuss works by Homer and other Greek
writers and playwrights before the trip.
Discussions will continue in Greece as they
visit the sites associated with the authors.
"Many Lebanon Valley students study
abroad for a semester or a year," Ford said,
"but Continuing Education students never
have that opportunity, since they work and
cannot take off the time. In a modest way,
this will allow those students the chance
for international education by using their
The program is also open to alumni who
would like to visit Greece but who are not
interested in academic credit. They can
accompany the group and participate in as
many of the activities as they desire, paying
just for the tour itself.
Ford estimates that the tour package,
including airfare, lodging, several day trips
and breakfasts, will cost less than $1,500.
The cost for the course itself will be the
usual Lebanon Valley tuition. Participants
will also be able to schedule trips around
Greece, or to Turkey, Egypt or Yugoslavia
at additional expense.
Ford will conduct the course and activi-
ties related to it, while his wife, Mary
Ellen, will assist with non-academic activi-
ties. The Fords have traveled widely
throughout the world and have visited
Greece on three earlier occasions.
For more information, including the
itinerary, costs and dates, contact Ford at
the college or call him at his home (717)
The biography of a former Lebanon Valley
president, titled A Man of The Valley: The
Life of Dr. Frederic K. Miller, by Dr.
Charles A. Reed, can be purchased by
mail through the college bookstore. Send
$21 ($18.95 plus $2.05 for Pennsylvania
sales tax, postage and handling) to Bob
Harnish, Bookstore Manager, Lebanon
Valley College, Annville, PA 17003.
The spring issue of The Valley carried an
item on alumni tuition discounts that was
Alumni studying full time (taking 12 or
more credits) are entitled to a 25 percent
discount off the total tuition of $5,125 per
semester. Those taking courses part-time
(less than 12 credits) are charged $1 18 per
credit. (Regular tuition is $236 per credit
for part-time day students and $160 per
credit for evening and weekend students.)
The Philadelphia branch of the Lebanon
Valley College Auxiliary held a luncheon
in July. Among those attending were
Eleanor R. Snoke ('28) (auxiliary presi-
dent), Ruth Berger ('37), Phyllis Pickard
Ford ('67 ), Grace G. Connell ('57), Mindy
Fisher (Wilkes ("63), Martha Rudnicki
('34), Helen Kaufman (her sons graduated
from the college in 1963, 1968 and 1969)
and Margaret Anne Kramer ('63).
Attending from the Annville Auxiliary
branch were Director of Annual Giving
Ellen Arnold, Mary Ellen Ford, Ellen
Hostetter and June Herr ('34).
The Philadelphia group also held a
luncheon on October 27 at the home of
Sarah Dearwechter Neischwender '25 taught in
Lebanon County schools and attended the North 9th
St. Market until 1978. She raised all kinds of
vegetables, fruits and flowers and is still a gardener at
Claribel Nisley Wescott Linder '26 has written
about her days at Lebanon Valley College, during
which she lived in South Hall. She said she had roomed
with Dorothy Moncha and later with Betty Leachey
from 1923-24. Claribel noted she was a cousin of
alumna Kathryn Nisley Herr '25. She also asked for
the present address of Hannah Fishburn Williams
'24. [NOTE: 33 Washington Ave., Ephrata, PA
Emma I. Madciff *27 is a resident at the United
Methodist retirement home in Wichita, KS, and says
she enjoys it. She likes to know what is happening at
Lebanon Valley College and what her old friends are
doing. (NOTE: Emma, if you could see our college
now you wouldn't recognize it! It is much larger than
when we were students there.)
Mary Kreider Roper '28 is now living in the Manor
House for senior citizens.
Mildred Kiehl Kiehner '29 wrote to let us know
of the death of her husband. Miles S. Kiehner '29.
She is well and enjoys the news.
Anne Wengert Whitmire '31 is a retired teacher.
She has put in 800 volunteer hours at Williamsport
Hospital and Medical Center. She is the mother of
Marilyn Whitmire Shenenberger '71, who is teach-
ing music in New Jersey schools, married to William
E. Shenenberger '70, and the mother of two boys.
Rebecca Adams Whitlock '35 received one of the
American Association of Retired Persons' 1990 Com-
munity Service Awards on April 11, 1990, for her
work in Frederick County, VA. The honor is given to
people who follow the organization's motto: "To
Serve, Not to Be Served."
Mark J. Hostetter (Rev. Dr.) '36 and his wife,
Lillian Ellen Hartman Hostetter, celebrated their 50th
wedding anniversary on June 12. A buffet dinner was
followed by a program of worship and reminiscence
at the Annville United Methodist Church.
Robert B. Troxel '36 has traveled extensively since
retiring in 1980. In August he planned to go to Peru,
and in October to Australia, New Zealand and some
of the other islands. Robert is interested in water
conservation, which is linked to his hobby of growing
semi-tropical fruit trees. He lost his first wife, Patricia
Toner, to cancer in 1984 and has married Lucille
Wolfe. They have been married for six years and have
had 30 honeymoons. They now have three daughters
and nine grandchildren.
H. Edgar Messerschmidt '37 is a Belgian horse
breeder in Myerstown, PA. For 31 years he has driven
and shown a team of six Belgians in parades and
festivals. Edgar's team also competes at the Pennsylva-
nia Farm Show.
Paul T. Ulrich (Maj.) '38 volunteers in social
work. The University of Houston Graduate School of
Social Work honored Paul as Outstanding Field
Instructor for 1989-90. He serves on the Texas
Department of Aging's Citizens' Advisory Committee.
He is also an ombudsman who visits two nursing
homes every week.
Irene Ranck Christman '39 received the MENC
Service Award for the 1988-90 biennium of the
National Executive Board of the Music Educators
National Conference. Irene was also presented an
honorary life membership by PMEA.
Olive E. Darling '21, date unknown.
Beulah Swartzbaugh Frock '21, April 18, 1990.
Edward U. Balsbaugh '24, April 1, 1990. Edward
was a retired school principal and a graduate of
Columbia University. He had been a Sunday school
teacher and superintendent, member of the administra-
tive board and lay delegate to the Annual Conference
at Centenary United Methodist Church in Hershey,
PA. He was also a member of the Pennsylvania State
Education Association and the Pennsylvania Associa-
tion of School Retirees. Edward is survived by his
wife, three sons, a brother and eight grandchildren.
Dora Billett Davis '24, March 23, 1990.
Rev. Dr. Paul E. Cooper '26. March 16, 1990.
Paul died at Manor Care Kingston Court in York, PA.
He was retired from the United Methodist Church in
York, and formerly had been a pastor in Lemoyne,
Bethlehem, Dallastown, Gettysburg, Chewsville and
Baltimore. He is survived by his wife, Helen Nye
Cooper, a sister, and several nieces and nephews.
Rev. D. LeRoy Fegley '27, April 20, 1990. He
received his theological training at Princeton Theologi-
cal Seminary, Class of 1930. As an ordained elder of
the United Methodist Church he served the following
appointments: Allentown: Zion 1930-32: Hummel-
stown: Trinity 1932-47; Lancaster: Otterbein 1947-67.
He retired in 1967 and served as the assistant pastor
at Hummelstown: Trinity until 1970. Rev. Fegley
received an honorary D.D. degree from Lebanon
Valley College in 1951. He also served as a trustee for
his alma mater.
Charles D. Wise '27, date unknown.
Bayard L. Hammond '29, on Jan. 29, 1990.
Miles S. Kiehner '29, April 4, 1990. Miles was a
former teacher and high school principal in Pottsville,
PA, and had taught English at Glen Rock in York
County, PA. He received a master's degree from
Columbia University and did postgraduate work at
Temple University. He is survived by his wife, Anna
Kiehl Kiehner '32, and a son.
Mary Clymer Walker '29. April 21, 1990.
Dolores V. Gregory '30, date unknown.
Guy A. Beaver '35, May 8, 1990.
Edward Schmidt '37, April 23, 1989.
Ruth Gerry Hebard '40 (also known as Margie)
vacationed in New Zealand in the spring of 1989 with
the Colorado Mountain Club — a fabulous experience.
Donald S. Staley '42 was inducted posthumously
into the Susquehanna Valley Chapter of the Pennsylva-
nia Sports Hall of Fame.
Christian G. Wornas (M.D.) '42 retired from
active practice of internal medicine on May 30, 1990.
Dorothy Landis Gray '44 presented a paper at a
Capital Chapter of American Musicological Society
meeting at William and Mary College in Williamsburg,
VA, in March 1990. She was awarded an "Honorary
Alumnus" status at Arkansas College in Batesville,
AK, on May 18, 1990. She taught there for 40 years.
Dorothy is currently working on a Ph.D. in musicology
at the Catholic University of America in Washington,
Patricia Bartels Souders '45 is a member of the
Board of Friends of the Handley Library in Winches-
ter, VA. She reads to the children once a week and
teaches in the literacy program. Patricia is also a
member of the Board of the Friends of the Howe
Library at Shenandoah College and Conservatory.
Kathryn Albert Heckard '47 retired after 40 years
of teaching, the last 38 in the Lebanon School District.
Kathryn was supervisor of music for the district. She
was feted at a surprise dinner in her honor.
Samuel J. Rutherford '48 was elected chairman
of the Los Angeles Rubber Group affiliate of the ACS
Rubber Division for 1990.
Dorothy Smith Heisey '49 retired in August 1989
after teaching in the elementary schools of the Northern
Lebanon School District (last 22 years) and Lower
Dauphin School District (previous eight years).
Earl T. Caton, Jr. '41, April. 1990.
Francis G. Flurer '44, March 10. 1990.
Rachelle "Blossom" Levitz Friedman '44, Jan.
Charles A. Shelley (Rev.) '44, May 19, 1990.
Donald S. Smith '45. June 22, 1990.
Arthur W Stambach (Dr.) '45. June 26, 1990.
Dr. Stambach was a pastor at First United Methodist
Church in Hershey. He is also a former trustee of the
Raymond A. Kline '50 received an honorary
doctorate of laws degree at Commencement on May
David H. Wallace (Dr.) '50 is a re-employed
annuitant working full time as staff curator for the
Division of Historic Furnishings of the National Park
Service in Harpers Ferry, WV. He recently completed
studies of furnishings at Theodore Roosevelt's home.
"Sagamore Hill." and spoke about his findings at
Hofstra University's Conference on Theodore
Roosevelt. He has also studied the birthplace and
childhood home of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Charles B. Weber (Rev.) '50 received the "Distin-
guished Alumnus Award for Service to the Church"
from Shenandoah College and Conservatory on April
Nancy Lutz Weber '51 and Charles are living in
Roland E. Garvin (Rev.) '51 completed six years
as Williamsport District Superintendent of the Central
Pennsylvania Conference. On July 1, 1990, he began
as pastor of Yorkshire United Methodist Church in
Robert L. Meals (D.O.) '51 was chosen president-
elect of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Asso-
ciation during the Association's 82nd Annual Clinical
Assembly in Philadelphia. He will be installed in May
1991 during the 83rd Annual Clinical Assembly.
Robert also serves the POMA as chairman of the
Department of Association Affairs and the Committee
on Radiology. He is currently chairman and professor
for the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine's
department of radiology, nuclear medicine, and radia-
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tion therapy, and serves as the college's Executive
Committee vice chairman and as chairman of the
Tumor Board. He is a fellow of the American
Osteopathic College of Radiology, a delegate to the
American Osteopathic Association, a member of
various American Cancer Society committees, a mem-
ber of the Philadelphia County Osteopathic Society and
a founding member of the American Trauma Society.
Lee R. Thierwecht '51 and Neda have recently
formed their own company. Unique Associates. They
will be working with corporations and individuals in
human resource development.
Glenn H. Woods '51 retired after 25 years of
teaching in the English department at Lebanon Valley
College. He has been named associate professor
emeritus of English and has been inducted into the
Miles Rigor Society, LVC's honorary society, for
"invaluable and lasting contribution to LVC." Glenn
was also a teacher in the public schools of Pennsylva-
nia for 14 years before coming to LVC in 1965. All
three of Glenn's children are graduates of LVC.
Mardia Melroy (Dr.) '52 started her own choir 11
years ago. She conducted the Philomusica Chorale at
its annual spring concert on May 19, 1990.
June Finkelstein Mosse '53 has been teaching at a
private nursery school for the past 23 years and still
loves it. June and her husband are the proud grandpar-
ents of three adorable girls.
John Walter (Judge) '53 was master of ceremonies
and narrator for Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf
when the Lebanon Valley College Symphony Orches-
tra and the Cornwall Children's Center presented their
performance on Friday, April 28, dunng the 20th
Annual Spring Arts Festival at the college.
Kenneth C. Donmoyer '54 retired June 23, 1990.
after a combined total of 40 years of teaching public
school music and directing church choirs in Hershey,
PA. and Rochester. NY.
Joan Ringle Policastro '54 retired July 1, 1990,
after teaching general music and choral music for 25
years in New Jersey. She is now president of the
Alliance for Arts in Education/NJ. which is the affiliate
of the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
Samuel A. Yeagley, Jr. '54— In his memory, a
flowering cherry tree in front of the Dauphin County
Courthouse was dedicated on April, 25, 1990. A quote
from the ceremony: "His life's work, indeed, was the
social well-being of children."
Adora Rabiger Sholley *55 is now secretary at
Allison United Methodist Church in Carlisle, PA.
Previously, she worked for more than 18 years on the
staff of the Carlisle Area Opportunities Industrializa-
tion Center, serving in many capacities at this adult
training center; she was instructor of business and
English, and director of operations. Adora is involved
in the following church activities: co-chair. Commis-
sion on Christian Unity and Social Concerns; lay
member from Allison U.M.C.; member. Board of
Church and Society; member, Board of Higher Educa-
tion and Campus Ministry; chair. Committee on Lay
Equalization; member, PA Council of Churches (repre-
senting all United Methodists in Central PA on cabinet
and board); Central PA Conference of United Method-
ist Church; member, PA Commission for United
Ministries in Higher Education.
Melvin G. Sponsler, Sr. (Rev.) '55 was appointed
to Mount Hope U.M. Church in Aston, PA, the fifth
largest church in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference,
on July 1,1990. He served previously at Mountville
Mildred Osinski Teitelman '56 received her
M.S.W. on May 25, 1990. She did a social work
internship in pediatrics at Thomas Jefferson University
Hospital from January 1989 to January 1990. Her son
Stephen just completed his second year at LVC.
Jean Lowry Wolf '56 led a group of students on a
"Literary Tour of England, Scotland, Ireland, and
Wales" in June 1990. It was the third trip of its kind
and included a performance of "Much Ado About
Nothing" in Stratford-on-Avon, several London shows,
and visits to authors' birth sites and various cultural
Jerry E. Lego '57 retired from the Abington School
District, PA. He is presently living in Bradenton. FL.
Charles T. Brightbill '58 retired as elementary
vocal music instructor in the Tuscarora School District
in Mercersburg, PA. in June 1989. He is now museum
director for the Tuscarora Wildlife Education Project.
Karl E. Moyer '59 recently played the opening
recital on a new organ at St. Andrew Lutheran Church
in Portsmouth, VA.
Susan Artz Richartz '59 was honored with a
banquet by the Clementon Board of Education for 26
years of service, and perfect attendance the last five
Bruce R. Rismiller '59 and Janet Blank Rismiller
'59 recently moved to Minnesota. Bruce was appointed
executive vice president of Northwest Airlines in
Catharine H. VanNess '59 says she is still substi-
Bruce F. 'Pete' Morrow '53, June 1 1 . 1990.
William H. Schreiber '59, March 24, 1990.
John W. Metka '60 was honored with the Sigma
Xi Scientific Research Society's annual Outstanding
High School Teacher of the Year award at the
Villanova University dinner. John is a member of the
Marple Newtown High School faculty.
Nancy Nickell Ragno '60 is senior author of two
kindergarten through 8th grade language arts series for
Silver Burdett & Ginn: Silver Burden & Ginn English
and a new program. World of Language. She is listed
in Who's Who of American Women, 1987-88.
Martha Rudnicki Williams '60 is a historic sites
specialist for R. Christopher Goodwin & Assoc, Inc.,
a cultural resource management firm in Frederick,
MD. She was also appointed chair of the Society for
Historical Archeology's education committee.
Dale M. Chernich '61 was appointed to a three-year
term on the Derry Township Tax Collection Associa-
tion. He is also an executive administrator with the
Hershey Medical Center.
Kathy Bowman Horst '61 and husband Chet have
lived on Penn Avenue in Cleona, PA. for the past 26
years and will soon be moving to the rural area of South
Annville. Their son-in-law Mike and daughter Jody
gave birth six months ago to their first grandchild,
Hilary Artz. Daughter Amy is a junior at Geneva
College in Beaver Falls. PA. Since graduation from
LVC, Kathy spent nine years working as a medical
technologist and the last 1 1 years keeping books for
her husband's business.
Dean A. Flinchbaugh '62 has been elected chair-
man of Committee E-l on Analytical Chemistry of
Metals. Ores, and Related Materials. He will head the
319-member standards- writing committee for a two-
year term. Dean is a supervisor of analytical chemistry
for Bethlehem Steel Corporation in Bethlehem, PA.
Robert L. Habig '62 recently moved to Tarryton,
NY. He is vice president of clinical and medical affairs
for Miles Inc., Diagnostic Division.
Doris Kohl Smith '62 teaches vocal music, appre-
ciation, theory and strings at Mepham High School in
Bellmore. NY. She toured Yugoslavia as a soloist with
the Long Island Singers in July 1989. Doris received
her professional diploma in school district administra-
tion from Long Island University in October 1989.
Judith Snowberger Rife '63 has been hired as
"special projects coordinator" for the Council on
Ministries of the United Methodist Church. She will
be working out of her home in Baltimore.
Gary L. Wolfgang '63 was recently appointed as
chairperson of the division of surgical departments at
the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. Gary
will supervise and act as representative for the medical
center's 10 surgical departments. He will also oversee
the operation of the 17-room operating suite.
W. Marlin Houck '64 was recognized by the PMEA
as recipient of the "Citation of Excellence in Teaching
Harry D. Kehler '64 is supervisor of music for the
York City School District. He is also director of the
William Penn Senior High School bands.
Dolores Mallery Neuroth '64 has just returned to
the work force after 20 years as a full-time mother and
volunteer. She is now working as a medical technolo-
gist in the laboratory at Carthage Area Hospital. Her
oldest of five children has just finished his second year
at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Her young-
est is finishing kindergarten.
Rhonwen A. Corton '65 is a secondary French
teacher. She was one of 10 recipients nationally to
receive a four-week grant from the French government
to study at the Sorbonne in Paris during the summer
Dr. Edward L. Nickoloff '65 has been named
professor of clinical radiology in the College of
Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in
New York City. He is also chief hospital physicist at
Columbia- Presbyterian Medical Center.
Roberta Johns Otto '65 is beginning her 10th
season as managing director of the Plymouth (Massa-
chusetts) Philharmonic Orchestra. In August she will
be a speaker at the American Symphony Orchestra
League's "Orchestra Management Seminar" at Tan-
glewood. Roberta is listed in the current (16th) edition
of Marquis' Who's Who of American Women.
Joseph D. Rutter '65 is vice president of Heritage
Builders in Harrisburg. PA, which builds large custom
Mary Ellen VanHorn Rutter *65 is a legislative
assistant to a Dauphin County member of the Pennsyl-
vania House of Representatives.
Carl A. Synan '65 received his doctor of ministry
degree from Bethany Seminary in Chicago on June 3,
1990. His doctoral thesis was on "Sociology and
Theology of the Movement from Survival to Hope in
Appalachian Western Maryland." Carl now directs the
University Chapel Fellowship in Tampa, FL.
Carolyn Miller Soderman '66 is teaching first
grade in Saddle River, NJ. She recently remarried
Roger Soderman; together they are raising five chil-
Paul S. Ulrich '66 is librarian in charge of the
computer systems of the 135 public library branches
in West Berlin. When the Berlin Wall was opened in
November 1989, books were returned that had been
checked out 28 years ago. In four months after the
Wall opened, 24,000 new readers registered in the
American Memorial Library where Paul works— a
German library near Checkpoint Charlie. They have
to limit new registration to 300 readers a day. Hundreds
stand in line to check out books.
Patricia Thornton Frymoyer '67 is working for the
Berks County Intermediate Unit #14 as an itinerant
teacher consultant. She is also teaching an in-service
course for the IU on Direct Instruction Reading and
Charles 'Joe' W. Mowrer (Dr.) '67 is serving as
director of professional services at Family Services in
Cedar Rapids, IA. He recently began his term as
president of the Iowa Association for Marriage and
Family Therapy. Charles is also continuing as consult-
ing trainer for the National Resource Center's family-
based service at the University of Iowa.
Lynn Garrett Phillips (Dr.) '68 married Dr.
Edward L. Phillips on June 30, 1990. Lynn is director
of research and development for the Tredyffrinl
Easttown School District in Berwyn. Her husband is
superintendent of schools for the Cornwall -Lebanon
Glenn A. Sullo '68 opened a glass studio in The
Artworks At Doneckers, a newly opened collection of
studios and galleries in Ephrata, PA.
Stephen L. Barbaccia '69 received a mini-grant for
student research of his family genealogy as part of the
history program he teaches in the Millville Public
Frederick 'Fritz* E. Detwiler Jr. '69 was elected
to a one-year term as president of the Michigan
Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters. He has been
an associate professor of philosophy/religion at Adrian
College since 1983.
Linda Radlof Goodrich '69 was licensed by the
state of California as a marriage, family, and child
therapist in January 1990. She is in private practice in
the San Francisco Bay area.
Franklin R. Shearer '69 has been named assistant
vice president of sports and entertainment at Hershey
Entertainment and Resort Co. He will oversee the
operation of Hersheypark and Hersheypark Arena,
Hersheypark Stadium, and Zooamerica North Ameri-
can Wildlife Park. Lucille Koch Shearer '69 is in the
midst of two terms as president of the Palmyra
Elementary School PTO.
Jan H. Wubbena (Dr.) *69 is director of the
National Committee on Educational Resources of the
American Guild of Organists (AGO). He presented
workshops on the work and products of his committee
at the national AGO conventions in Houston in 1988
and Boston in 1990. Jan was listed in the 1990-91
edition of the International Who's Who in Music. He
is organist-choirmaster of Grace Episcopal Church in
Siloam Springs, AK, and associate professor of music
and general studies at John Brown University. His
wife, Terri, is chairperson of the music department at
John Brown University. They have two children: Rob,
6, and Mary Teresa, 3.
James A. Eckenrode '60, May 17, 1990.
William M. Rapp '66, March 13, 1990.
Lucretia A. Tate '66, June 18. 1990.
Janice 'Jan' Sinister Maclauchlin '70 is the proud
mom of a "bonus baby," Lorynn Rae, born December
5, 1986. Jan also works part time as a distributor of
Living Christian Books.
Patrick M. Reb '70 is seeking appointment to the
Lebanon County judge's seat.
Susan Jones Sink *70 is program director for the
American Lung Association of Lancaster and Berks
counties. She is national project coordinator for
resource guides on the pulmonary complications of
HIV infection. Susan has been married to Elgin Sink
for 22 years, and they have two children. Daughter
Christy is a freshman at Dickinson College. Son Dana
is a high school freshman.
Thomas W. Corbett Jr. '71 was recently appointed
United States Attorney for the Pittsburgh area.
David C. Hostetter '72 was promoted to executive
vice president of Fulton Bank. Dave is a graduate of
the Stonier Graduate School of Banking, the PBA
School of Banking at Bucknell, and the School of
Donald B. Frantz *73 is project manager for Walt
Disney Company's Creative Entertainment Division,
which is presently developing a new show at Disney
MGM Studios, written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and
Bonnie Guggenheim Phillips '73 is a major in the
Army reserves. She is assigned to the Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency in Denver. Bonnie also
teaches geography at Skinner Middle School in Den-
ver. She is core leader for the 7th grade and a member
of the school building committee. She has two sons:
Jimmy, born Feb. 22, 1983, and David, born Jan. 4.
Ruth Wilson Kauffman '73 is a graduate student
and mom. She is currently completing her Ph.D. in
clinical psychology at SUNY at Buffalo. Ruth's second
son, Daniel Jacob, was born March 29, 1990. Daniel
has a brother, Lucas, who is three- an d-a-half.
Marcia Keefer Martin '73 and husband Kevin had
a son, Kevin M. Martin Jr., on May 10, 1990.
Lynda Bachman Maurer '73 was appointed as
acting LPN program coordinator at the Lebanon
Bruce A. Rangnow *73 was promoted to president
of Fidelity Federal Savings in Philadelphia. Bruce was
also appointed to the Board of Directors of Fidelity
Federal Savings. Cynthia Leeper Rangnow '75 is an
elementary school teacher for Cheltenham Township
at Myers Elementary School. She received her mas-
ter's degree in education in May 1990.
Kenneth R. Bickel (Rev.) '74 is senior minister at
First Congregational United Church of Christ in
Dubuque, IA. Nancy Nelson Bickel '75 is director of
church life at the same church. She works in the areas
of Christian education, music, mission interpretation
and counseling. Ken and Nancy began their jobs
together on March I, 1990.
H. Edgar 'Ed' Moore (Rev.) '74 is pastor of the
United Methodist Church of Savage, MD. He received
his Ph.D. in the history of American Christianity from
the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of George
Washington University on May 15, 1990. His disserta-
tion was entitled, "The Emergence of Moderate
Fundamentalism: John R. Rice and The Sword of the
Lord." Elizabeth Reitz Moore '74 is a trial attorney
with the Office of Thrift Supervision in Washington,
Tomilyn Fay Campbell Forbes '75 is home
schooling her children and active with the local
homeschooling group. Tomilyn and husband Greg had
a daughter, Kaylyn Jeanette, on March 2, 1989.
Kaylyn has two brothers: Brandon, 8, and Chandler, 4.
John R. Longacre II, CPCU, CLU, CFP '75 is
president of CPL Insurance, Inc. John and Arpi
welcomed a daughter, Lauren Elizabeth, on Feb. 21,
Gregory A. Souders '75 has joined the staff of the
Grafton School in Berryville, VA. Grafton is a special
school for the mentally and emotionally handicapped.
He continues his affiliation with Language Connec-
tions, a private school for short-term intensive instruc-
tion in modem languages.
Donald R. Buesing '76 is director of sales of The
Quality Inn-Friends in Atlantic City, NJ. He is the
1989-90 vice president of the Hotel Sales and Market-
ing Association of the Atlantic City area. Don was
recently dubbed "Knockout Champ" by members of
the organization. He was honored due to the success
of the first annual "Adriane Phillips Scholarship
Swim-A-thon" he organized. The fundraiser was held
earlier this year to benefit students who wish to pursue
a career in the hotel industry. Don married Paulett
KeiferonMay 13, 1989.
Charlotte Strohecker Gingrich '76 and husband
Dennis had a second son, Kyle Lee, on March 15,
1990. He joins his brother, Ethan Lee. Charlotte
teaches private piano in her home studio, and is
organist and choir director for the St. Peter's U.C.C.
Church in Gratz, PA. She is an active member of the
Capital Area Chapter of the PA Music Teachers
Joy J. Hoffman '76 is a part-time pastor of
Frankfort Presbyterian Church. She is studying for her
Ph.D. in religion and literature at the University of
Pittsburgh. Joy also teaches English part time at Beaver
County Community College.
Elizabeth Anne Baker Lewis '76 is a medical
technologist at Scott and White Hospital. Daughter
Jocelyn Ann was born July 18, 1988.
Elyse E. Rogers '76 is an attorney for the law firm
of Mette, Evans and Woodside in Harrisburg, PA.
Frank A. Tavani '76 was named offensive coordi-
nator for the Leopards' football program at Lafayette
College. He will continue to work with the offensive
backfield players as he has done for the past three
Linda Weaver Blair '77 is employed in the catalog
department of the Sibley Library of the Eastman
School of Music.
Christina (Tina) Duritt DeAngelo '77 and husband
Paul welcomed a daughter, Clara Christina, on March
Scott G. Drackley *77 accompanied Ms. Pattey, a
mezzo-soprano, in a recital at Trinity Lutheran Church
in Lancaster in April.
Nancy Thompson-Frey '77 had an article on money
management for the mentally handicapped and a book
review published in New Ways (Evanston, IL) in spring
1990. Nancy and her husband. Robert S. Frey '77,
had a son, Benjamin Yuri, on June 20, 1990. The Freys
now have four children. Robert presented an invited
paper entitled, "Post-Holocaust Theodicy: Images of
Deity, History, and Humanity." at the "First Biannual
Conference on Christianity and the Holocaust" held
at Rider College in Lawrence ville, NJ, on April 22-23,
1990. His paper will be published as part of the
conference proceedings. He serves as corporate infor-
mation director/proposal coordinator for General Sci-
ences Corporation in Laurel, MD.
John W. Green (Rev.) '77 is pastor at Bayfield
Presbyterian Church in Bayfield, WI. Cindy Chaffee
Green '80 is finishing her music education degree at
Northland College in Ashland, WI. She just completed
a concert tour with the Northland Singers through New
England and the Midwest. They are the parents of three
children: Tanya, 1 1 , Erica, 9, and Jared, 7.
Kathy Davidson Ireland '77 was recently promoted
to associate general counsel at the Investment Com-
pany Institute, the National Trade Association of the
investment company industry.
J. Hope Hall Stinson '77 married iy on Jan. 7,
1984. They have three children: Andrew, bom Feb.
3, 1985, and Elizabeth and Heather (identical twin
girls), bom Feb. 5, 1987. Hope is a private piano
teacher and choir director/organist for St. John's
Lutheran Church in Linthicum, MD.
Susan Semmens Witman '77 is employed by the
IBM Corporation in the World Trade Division in Rye
Brook, NY. Her job responsibilities include computer
programming and related PC software analysis for IBM
Internal World Trade customers.
Ronald R. Afflebach '78 married Susan Elizabeth
Foltz on June 23, 1990, in Derry Presbyterian Church.
Ronald is a human resource specialist for Hershey
David A. Baker '78 is manager of J&M Food
Service, a Gordonville, PA, catenng business.
Louise Bechtel Barton '78 and husband Greg had
a second daughter on April 10, 1990. Louise teaches
kindergarten in the Hempfield School District.
Connie R. Burkholder '78 is pastor of First Central
Church of the Brethren in Kansas City, KS. Connie is
also alto soloist with the Kansas City Community
College Chorus in a production of Mozart's Coronation
Glenn R. Kreider '78 is pastor of Fellowship
Church of Cedar Hill, TX. He graduated from Dallas
Theological Seminary in May 1990.
William L. Routson '78 is technical project man-
ager for MIS, McCrory Stores Corporation, in York,
Patricia L. VanOstenbridge '78 is teaching music
in the Green Brook Public Schools in Green Brook.
NJ. She is also president of the Green Brook Education
Suzanne Caldwell Riehl '79 and Jeffrey S. Riehl
'83 had a son, Nathaniel Thomas Caldwell Riehl, on
July 4, 1990.
Eric R. Dundore '79 is director of The Chamber
Singers of Harrisburg. The choir is devoted to the
performance of a wide repertoire, from major works
of the classical masters of all periods, to spirituals and
show tunes. Recognized for its excellence by the
Pennsylvania Music Educators' Association and the
American Choral Directors' Association, the choir has
performed with the Harrisburg Symphony, at the
National Shrine and the National Cathedral in Wash-
ington, D.C., and at the 1988 American Choral
Directors' Association convention.
Nina Lunde Hansen *79 and husband Robbin have
two children: Jeremy, three-and-a-half, and Laura, 18
months. The children and a four-month-old puppy keep
Nina busy at home . She occasionally fills in at
Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in the physical therapy
Timothy A. Jenks '77 and wife Deborah Margolf
Jenks '79 have a vocal jazz quartet, "What Four,"
which was featured in a concert series in September
1989, in Rockville Center, NY. Tim is a choral music
teacher at Plainedge High School, in addition to the
quartet, the Old Bethpage Singers, and Christ Church.
Debbie is technical support manager for IBM Corpora-
tion's 590 Madison Ave. facility.
Robert J. Mrazik '79 is pension actuary for Conrad
M. Siegel, Inc., in Harrisburg, PA. Susan Slaybaugh
Mrazik '80 is a homemaker. They have three children:
Cheryl, 6; Jill, 4; and Daniel, 1.
John S. Palmer '79 is associate parish musician at
Calvary Episcopal Church in Memphis, TN.
William D. Patterson '79 is living in Great Falls,
VA, and working for the consulting firm of Booz,
Allen and Hamilton as a senior engineer/consultant.
Over the past three years, he has captained/chartered
sailboats in the British Virgin Islands and Greece. He
continues to crew on various racing boats on the
Carrie Wardell Stine (Rev.) '79 is minister at
Rehoboth Beach Presbyterian Church at Midway, DE.
She has two children: Christian, 2, and Esther Stine,
Peggy Dedrick Younkins '79 teaches kindergarten
part time in the Yellow Springs Elementary School in
Frederick, MD. Peggy and husband Curt have two
daughters: Karen Lynn, born Oct. 22, 1986, and
Allison Ann, bom May 8. 1990.
Kenneth L. Haman *80 is staff psychotherapist and
center coordinator for the Pastoral Counseling and
Consultation Centers of Washington, DC. He serves
on the board of the American Association of Pastoral
Counselors, Atlantic Region. Lori Morgan Haman
'80 and Ken have one child, Sarah. 6.
Lisa E. Lancaster (Rev.) '80 married Richard
Gudgel on October 14, 1989. Rich is a research
meteorologist. Lisa is supply pastor of the Hillsbor-
ough Presbyterian Church in Belle Mead, NJ. She
graduated in May 1989 with a Th.M. degree in pastoral
care and counseling from Princeton Theological Semi-
Margaret L. Flood Mattox '80 was honored at the
99th Continental Congress of the National Society
Daughters of the American Revolution at its headquar-
ters in Washington, DC, as the recipient of three
awards. Peggy received the 1990 State Outstanding
Junior Award from the Pennsylvania State Society
D. A.R. She was also judged to be the Eastern Division
Winner and was chosen National First Runner-up.
Outstanding Junior 1990. She is a member of, and
holds offices and chairmanships in. the Robert Morris
Chapter in Philadelphia. Peggy is employed by CIGNA
Corporation in Philadelphia as an administrative assis-
tant in the corporate marketing and strategy depart-
ment. She and her husband, John R. Mattox, live in
Cindy Boyce Poliniak '80 and husband David
Poliniak have two sons: Phillip, three-and-a-half, and
Christopher Scott, bom Feb. 1, 1989. Cindy is a
rehabilitation caseworker at Geisinger Medical Center
in Danville, PA. David is a supervisor in nutrition and
food services at Geisinger Medical Center.
Brenda Bennett '80 married David Silk on Sept.
Raymond J. Boccuti '81 recently completed his
PA supervisor of music certification, PA elementary
principal certification, and PA secondary principal
certification at Trenton State College in Trenton, NJ.
He is an itinerant instrumental music teacher in the
Neshaminy School District in Langhome, PA. Lisa
A. Naples Boccuti '82 and Raymond announce the
birth of their second child. Amanda Elizabeth, on May
Thomas A. Bowers '81 received the Life Under-
writer's Training Council Fellowship Designation from
the National Association of Life Underwriters in
Washington, DC. He is an 8th grade mathematics
teacher at Gunning Bedford Junior High School and a
teacher for students at risk of dropping out, at William
Penn High School in New Castle, DE. He married Jo
Janice Helene Gerhart on Nov. 23, 1984. Their son,
Andrew Thomas Gerhart Bower, was bom Dec. 3,
Shawn A. Bozarth '81 and Eileen M. Blust were
married on June 16. 1990, at Faith Presbyterian Church
of Harrisburg, PA.
Brent R. Dohner (Dr.) '81 received the distin-
guished alumnus award from Eastern Lebanon County
(ELCO) High School, and delivered the commence-
ment address to the class of 1990. Brent and his wife,
Renee, had their first child, Ashley Elizabeth Dohner,
on April 25, 1989.
Suzanne Boyer Houp '81 is a medical social worker
with the Berks Visiting Nurse Association. She was
nominated for the agency Recognition Excellence
Award in 1987 and received the award in 1988.
Suzanne is vice president of Amity Manor, Inc. , which
is trying to establish housing for the independent
elderly in Amity Township.
Chris E. Shoop '81 is working for the Tennessee
Eastman Co., a division of Kodak, as an advanced
development chemist. He is working in an environ-
mental analysis laboratory.
Sharon Diederich Shoop '81 and Chris have two
sons, Ryan and Adam.
John P. Shott '81 is an analyst for the PA Senate
Policy Development and Research Office. He was
elected to a four-year term on the Lebanon School
Board in November 1989.
Darlene J. Sitler '81 received her M.S. in education
from Wilkes University in 1987. Darlene married
Gregory L. Eldred in June 1988. She is an elementary
teacher of general and instrumental music for the
Northern Potter School District. She also plays French
hom in the Wellsville Symphony (NY), Olean Com-
munity Theatre Orchestra (NY), and Bradford Com-
munity Theatre Orchestra (PA). Darlene has earned
her Level I, II, and III certification in Orff-Schulwerk
from Mansfield University.
Michael J. VanDuren (Dr.) '81 received his MD.
in 1986 from the University of Pittsburgh. He is an
obstetrician with Contra Costa County Health Serv-
ices, serving a mostly indigent population. He com-
pleted a family practice residency in Martinez. CA.
Michael married Laura Drumm in 1985. They are the
parents of two children: Jonathan, two-and-a-half, and
Andrea, six months. Michael's first mission trip, to
Haiti (while at Lebanon Valley College in 1981) has
been followed by two-month mission trips to Kenya
in 1986 and Costa Rica in 1989.
Eric R. Bausher '82 married Crystal R. Fackler
on Feb. 24, 1990. He is a social worker for Bethany
Children's Home in Womelsdorf, PA.
David F. Buflington '82 and Heather Walter
Buffington '85 had a son. Nicholas Walter, on May
Anna Marie Starr '82 married Joseph M. Finley
on Nov. 14, 1987. She and Joseph had a son, Andrew
Edward Finley, on July 20, 1989. Anna Marie received
her M.B.A. in marketing/finance from Temple Univer-
sity in May 1989.
Julia A. Nelson Glover '82 graduated from Penn
State University in May 1990. with a master's degree
in higher education.
Karen McHenry Gluntz '82 has been elected
charter president of the new Rotary Club of Harrisburg-
Capital City. Karen is the first woman to serve as a
Rotary charter president in the international organiza-
tion's 85-year history. She was inducted as a Paul
Harris Fellow, an honor identifying an individual as
an advocate of world peace and international under-
standing. Karen is director of development and univer-
sity relations for Penn State, Harrisburg, Middletown.
Robert R Hogan (Dr.) '82 has a fellowship in
medical oncology and hematology at Robert Wood
Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ.
He has two daughters: Carolyn, 3, and Kathleen,
James C. Sbarro '82 has a son, Anthony James
Sbarro, born July 31, 1989.
Timothy J. Smith '82 and Sara Wardell Smith
'85 have a son, Daniel, who is 18 months old. Sara
plays French horn for Lancaster Symphony.
Andrea Crudo '82 married Albert Stark on August
27, 1988. She is a systems engineer with Electronics
Data Systems in Bedminster, NJ.
Jud F. Stauffer '82 and Kelly Sue Stauffer had a
daughter, Maggie Rae, on Feb. 3, 1990.
Timothy J. Wolf (Rev.) '82 and wife Donna had a
son, Nathan Aaron, on Feb. 10, 1990. Timothy
became a licensed minister with the Assemblies of
God in January 1990. He is residence director,
counselor, and instructor at Messiah College in Gran-
Roger L. Kurtz '83 was the organist for the final
program in the 1988-90 season of the Church Square
Concert Series, held in the sanctuary of Lititz Mo-
Clifford L. Leaman '83 is assistant professor of
saxophone at Furman University. He received his
D.M.A. degree in saxophone performance at the
University of Michigan in 1988. Clifford was a
featured performer at the 1990 Southwest Contempo-
rary Music Festival.
Marilyn L. Lennox , 83 is senior marketing research
analyst for Hershey Chocolate U.S.A. Marilyn has two
sons, Scott and Enc.
Steven S. Scott '83 was in Beijing around the time
of the Tiananmen Square incident. He left the day of
the shooting. Steven has good photos of the Goddess
of Democracy statue.
Carol Jordan Fleming '84 is director of Bremen
United Methodist Preschool and director of music at
Buchanan United Methodist Church.
Holly Jean Hanawalt Gainor '84 married Ray A.
Gainor on June 23, 1990, in Zion Lutheran Church.
Holly is a music teacher at Holy Name of Jesus School.
Barbara R. Holden '84 is the financial forecaster
for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of the National Capital
Area (Washington, DC).
Gregg W. Klinger '84 and Jill Herman Klinger
'85 had a daughter, Jaclyn Elise. on Sept. 22, 1988.
Anthony R. Lamberto '84 and Maria 1\irsi
Lamberto '86 had a son, Anthony Vincent, on Jan.
Melinda Smith Niles '84 and Timothy O. Niles
'86 had a daughter, Christine Marie, on Jan. 5. 1990.
Deborah Detwiler Nelson '84 and Stephen M.
Nelson '84 had a son, Michael Stephen, on March 23,
1990. Deborah earned her doctorate in school psychol-
ogy from Rutgers, The State University, in May 1989.
Mark F. Wagner *84 graduated from Westminster
Choir College in Princeton, NJ, in May 1990, with a
master's degree in choral conducting and music
education. He is a music teacher for the Manheim
Township School District in Lancaster, PA. Mark
married Bethanie Wagner.
Joseph P. Bonacquisti *85 received his D.V.M.
degree from Ohio State University in June 1989. He
is a small-animal veterinarian in Charlotte, NC.
John S. Brady '85 received his J.D. from Rutgers
University Law School in 1988. He is an attorney at
Morley, Cramer, Tansey, Haggerty, and Fanning in
Pamela Beebe Duda '85 is an accountant for
Johnson and Johnson. She got married on October 21,
1989, and honeymooned in Hawaii.
Neill T. Keller '85 is a graduate student at the
University of Maryland at Baltimore's School of Social
Work and Community Planning. He is pursuing a
master's degree in occupational social work. He is a
counselor at York Hospital's Adolescent Psychiatric
Unit in York, PA.
Joseph A. Lamberto '85 married Maureen Monahan
on Sept. 23, 1989. He is an internal auditor for GPU
Barbara Donnell Osenkarski '85 is assistant pro-
fessor of surgical technology at Pennsylvania College
of Technology in Williamsport. Barbara was recerti-
fied in perioperative nursing by the National Certifica-
tion Board: Perioperative Nursing, Inc.
David J. Ferruzza '86 is a machine vision design
engineer for Computerized Manufacturing Products
Inc., in Harrisburg.
David N. Fishel '86 and wife Shelley had a
daughter, Brittany Leigh, on May 31, 1990.
Bret C. Hershey '86 performed a concert of sacred
piano and vocal music at the Oxford Church of the
Nazarene on Easter Sunday, 1990. Bret's honors and
awards include nominations to Outstanding Young Men
of America (1987) and Who's Who Among Students in
American Colleges and Universities. He is currently
involved with the Perry Hall Evangelical Congrega-
tional Church in Baltimore.
Marc A. Hess '86 and Annette H. Sthare '87 were
married in Lebanon on March 31, 1990, by the Hon.
John Walter ''53. Annette is employed by Kindercare
Learning Center, and Marc is employed by the law firm
of Henry and Beaver.
D. Scott Pontz '86 and Dawn L. Shantz '90 were
married on July 7, 1990. in the Lebanon Valley
College Chapel. They will be living in Tampa, FL.
Scott is employed with the Tampa Housing Authority
and Dawn is seeking a position as an elementary
Sara L. Bartlett '86 married Michael R. Schmehl
on May 12, 1990. Sara teaches general music at
Annville Elementary School. She also teaches saxo-
phone part time for Lebanon Valley College Commu-
nity Music Institute.
Tracy A. Washington '86 has accepted a position
as clinical instructor of social work at the Yale
University School of Medicine in the Family Support
Service Program. Tracy received her M.S.W. from
Temple University in May 1989, and is currently
completing a post-graduate clinical training fellowship
in social work at Yale University School of Medicine's
Child Study Center.
Laurie A. Kamann '87 is director of social services
at the Attleboro Retirement Village in Langhome, PA.
Gary S. Kunkel '87 is a software developer at
AT&T Bell Laboratories. He is pursuing a master's
degree in computer science at the National Technologi-
cal University, which broadcasts classes to various
companies across the United States. Gary received an
"Individual Performance Award" in April from AT&T
Barbara Feaster Leer '87 and husband Leonard
welcomed a son, Jonathan Robert, on May 29, 1990.
Barbara is a counselor in admissions at Lebanon Valley
Sandra L. Mohler '87 is a claims specialist for
Aetna Life & Casualty in Philadelphia.
Jennifer Ross *87 married Douglas Pavik on Oct.
21, 1989. They recently moved to Minnesota. She
plans to get a job with a paper house in the Minneapolis
Linda L. Ulmer '87 is the newly assigned adminis-
trator of the Duke Convalescent Center in Lancaster,
PA. Linda's daughter Robyn is a member of LVC's
Class of 1991.
Drew R. Williams '87 accepted a position as
associate director of Creese Student Union Complex/
director of Student Activities and Media at Drexel
University. Drew has also been appointed treasurer for
the East Coast region of the National Association for
Carol A. Brennan '88 married Timothy S. Dundorf
on June 23, 1990, in St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
in Hershey. Carol is a teacher in the Derry Township
Kimberli Bregler '88 married Christopher J.
Lonie '89 on Jan. 13, 1990. Kimberli is a day activities
worker for Elderly United of Springfield and Clark
Theresa A. Martin '88 is an actuarial analyst for
Foster-Higgins in Washington, DC.
Lisa Russoniello '88 teaches vocal music at Whip-
pany Park High School and works with the musicals
and the flag squad. Lisa teaches private voice and
piano as well.
Karen Jones VanHouten *88 and Paul A. Van-
Houten '89 were married on Dec. 30, 1989. Karen
works for Fluor Daniel, an engineering firm. Paul is a
first grade teacher at Radix Road Elementary School
in Monroe Township, NJ.
Roselyne S. Trubilla '88 married Kirk E. Watkins.
She is a psychotherapist for Turning Point in Pottsville,
PA. Roselyne completed her master's degree in
clinical psychology at West Chester University in May
William R. Adams '89 is a graduate student/
research assistant in the Ph.D. program in nutrition
science at Penn State University.
Linda Foerster '89 married Major Robert Gardner
U.S.M.C. on June 16, 1990. They are living in Yuma,
Rebecca C. Gaspar '89 is a district coordinator for
the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Association of Philadel-
R. Jason Herr '89 is pursuing a Ph.D. in chemistry
from Penn State University. He will do research for
Dr. Steven M. Weinreb.
Lori Storts Heverly '89 was married on April 28,
1990. She is an actuarial assistant for Guardian Life
Insurance Co. of America in Bethlehem, PA.
Janelle D. Klunk '89 completed a 1 2-month
internship in medical technology at Polyclinic Medical
Center in Harrisburg in July 1990. She is working for
Hanover General Hospital.
Chad E. Saylor '89 is a legislative aide to State
Senator David J. "Chip" Brightbill. He was elected
chairman of the Young Republicans of Lebanon
Aaron A. Schisler '89 is a resident intern with the
Schisler Funeral Homes, Inc., a family business. He
is a 1989-90 graduate of Northampton Community
College with a certificate in funeral service.
Benjamin Smith '89 and Lottie Leakey '89 were
married on April 22, 1990. Lottie is a graduate student
at Temple University in the master of social work
Sharon Skiles Johnson '80, Oct. 13, 1989. Sharon
died of cancer in Paradise, PA. She is survived by her
husband. Brian L. Johnson '77; two sons, Andrew
and Daniel; parents, Clair A. Skiles and Beatrice of
Paradise, PA; sister, Elaine M. Skiles of Exton, PA;
grandfather, Harry D. Weaver of Lititz, PA; and
grandmother, Elsie Skiles of Honeybrook, PA.
Diane L. Churan '90 married Robert D. Billman
on June 16, 1990. at Bethany Lutheran Church in Stony
Gary L. Reesor '90 has been named assistant
wrestling coach at Princeton University. He began his
new position in September.
Fall 1990 31
Rescued and restored, art
works take their rightful
place on campus.
By Wendy Weidner and Judy Pehrson
Christopher Frye displays the portrait of Bonnie Prince Charles that he helped to rescue.
For a dozen years the oil paint-
ings lay half forgotten, leaning
against a dark corner wall in the
Shenk Room: A royal portrait
of Bonnie Prince Charles by an
unknown 17th-century artist and two
matched 18th-century landscapes from the
same period by Viennese artist Christian
H. Brand. In the basement of the Carnegie
Building, five other paintings awaited
discovery, each one by an illustrator in the
style of the Brandywine School.
These and other hidden art treasures
have recently been brought to light as part
of Lebanon Valley College's determined
effort to catalogue, restore, maintain and
display its art, and to augment the collec-
"It's wonderful that we're doing this,"
says Richard Iskowitz, chair of the college
art department. "It's an indication that art
is being given an increasingly important
place on the campus— both visually and in
Iskowitz, along with local artist Dan
Massad, serves on the new College Perma-
nent Art Collection Committee, which will
establish guidelines for future acquisitions.
Christopher Frye '90 has been named
acting curator of the existing art collection.
Frye, an artist and student at the Pennsylva-
nia School of Art and Design, has spent the
last several months inventorying and cata-
loguing the works the college now owns.
"The college has a number of real
treasures," says Frye. "We have about 100
pieces, ranging from original water colors
and oil paintings to lithographs, photo-
graphs, Flemish tapestries and even Afri-
can tribal art. We also have a collection
of five oil paintings, circa 1925, by
American artist Frank Godwin that were
used as illustrations for the books Treasure
Island and Robinson Crusoe."
But the most important pieces in the
college collection, according to Frye, are
the Brand landscapes, which were gifts
from Mrs. Thomas S. Quinn, of Lebanon,
following the death of her husband in 1966.
Co-founder of the Lebanon Steel Foundry,
Quinn was a collector of 17th-century
English furniture, which he acquired on
When the two landscapes were redis-
covered in the Shenk Room, it was appar-
ent that they needed repair and restoration.
West Chester painting conservator Barbara
A. Buckley was commissioned to under-
take the project. Buckley is a former
assistant curator to Martin J. Radecki at the
Indianapolis Museum of Art and a Mellon
Fellow in Painting at The Cleveland Mu-
seum of Art.
The complex restoration project, begun
in February 1989, was completed a year
later, and the two paintings, along with the
Bonnie Prince Charles portrait, now hang
in Kreiderheim, the president's home.
Eventually, says President John Synodi-
nos, the college would like to establish an
art gallery, in the former Lutheran Church
building on the corner of North White Oak
and Church streets, across from the Garber
Science Center. The gallery could also be
used as a lecture/recital hall.
"Such a center would elevate not only
Lebanon Valley's cultural offerings, but
also provide a cultural center for the
community," the president notes.
Meanwhile, the college is concentrating
on displaying existing artworks and new
purchases in a meaningful way in campus
buildings. Two busy areas, Lynch Memo-
rial Hall and the Administration Building,
already have been transformed by the
display of new works.
In the entry way to Lynch, visitors this
fall were greeted by 14 dramatic abstract
collages at the top of the stairs. The
paintings, by Lancaster artist Carolyn Gal-
ligan, were on loan. Their vivid hues
ranged from peach and pink to orange and
red; from aqua and violet to purple and
indigo. They were hung symmetrically in
two rows. The exhibit provided a syner-
gizing focal point in Lynch 's entrance with
its Art Deco style. The visitor not only saw
the space, but also felt the artistic energy
radiating from the presence created there.
"The wall, left untreated," points out
Synodinos, "would have rendered the
space meaningless, little more than a
dead-end landing area at the top of the
The Galligan paintings were the first in
a series of art works that will be hung in
the Lynch entrance. The entrance way will
be a showcase for larger works by area
In the Administration Building's College
Avenue entrance, a stairway leads to a
bare-walled landing. To create a visual
impact, Kansas artist Douglas L. Osa has
been commissioned to paint a large mural
of the Lebanon Valley, as part of the
college's 125th Anniversary Celebration.
The landscape will depict the view seen to
the west from the hills arising to the north
The new Permanent Art Collection Com-
mittee will strive to acquire the additional
works needed to make the display of art
works an integral part of college buildings.
"Our short-term goal," says Massad, "is
the thoughtful acquisition of a collection
that will enrich public spaces and offices.
We're particularly interested in collecting
the works of local artists who can teach us
to see more clearly, in an unsentimental
way, the region in which we live."
Iskowitz adds that the college will also
continue to provide space for regular art
exhibitions. "We've got a particularly
impressive series of exhibits planned for
the 1990-91 year (see the schedule this
page). And we're creating additional bonds
with the artistic community by a new joint
degree program with the Pennsylvania
School of Art and Design in Lancaster."
He is delighted by the new emphasis on
art at the college. "I've been talking for
years about the importance of having art
be a strong part of the curriculum and our
daily life at the college. It's great that it's
Wendy Weidner is a freelance writer who
lives in Harrisburg.
Above: An 18th-century landscape by Vien-
nese artist Christian H. Brand has been
restored, along with its companion piece.
Below: before the restoration- The paint-
ings were a gift of Mrs. Thomas S. Quinn.
Art for All
The college will host a variety of art
exhibits this year in Mund College Center.
November 25 through December 14:
Seamus Carmichael: prints, drawings and
January 13 through February 17:
Gordon Wise: Wood sculptures and acrylic
February 17 through March 22:
lohn Allison: watercolors
March 31 through April 21:
Lauren Litwa Holden: watercolors
Know a bright
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