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The Valle 




Getting 
Down to 
Business 



The Right Course 
for Managers 








May 17-18 



May 17, 24, 25, 
31, June 1 



May 24-27 

June 7-9 

June 10-13, 
17-20 

June 24-28 

July 1-5 
July 8-12 

July 15-19 



July 22-26 



July 29-August 2 



Central Pennsylvania 
Methodist Churches, 
Board of Diaconal Ministry 

Music in the Parks, 

music adjudication for junior 

and senior high school students 

Society of Friends Conference 
on Religion and Philosophy 

Alumni Weekend 

Swimming Residence Camp 



Basketball Residence Camp 
Youth Scholars Institute 
American Music Abroad 
Swimming Day Camp 

Christian Endeavor Assembly 

Chemistry Professors Workshop 
Youth Fellowship in Music and Art 
Pennsylvania Department of 
Education Teacher Workshops 

Summer Music Camp 
Youth Scholars Institute 
Girl's Basketball Camp 
Chemistry Professors Workshop 
Pennsylvania Student Council 
Advanced Leadership Workshop 

Chemistry Professors Workshop 
Pennsylvania Student Council 
Junior High Leadership Workshop 
Piano Camp 
Football Camp 

Football Camp 

Pennsylvania Student Council 

Senior High Leadership Workshop 

Central Pennsylvania 

Suzuki Workshop 



August 3-11 



International String Conference 



Vol. 9, Number 1 



Departments 



Features 



9 NEWS BRIEFS 

20 NEWSMAKERS 

22 SPORTS 

23 ALUMNI NEWS 
25 CLASS NOTES 



Editor: Judy Pehrson 

Writers: 
Jim Albert 
Sue De Pasquale 
John B. Deamer Jr. 
Lois Fegan 
Dr. Art Ford 
Dennis Larison 
Doug S. Thomas 
Diane Wenger 



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



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

On the Cover: 

Senior management major Brendalyn 
Krysiak in the dining room of The Hotel 
Hershey. Internships are an important 
part of the college's management pro- 
gram. Photograph by Charles Freeman. 



2 Gained in Translation 

Bruce Metzger ('35) guided 30 scholars in rewriting the Holy Writ 
to make the language more contemporary. 

By Sue De Pasquale 

4 Song of the Phoenix 

Two couples seek a luay across cultural barriers. 
By Dr. Art Ford 

6 Jump Start on Science and Math 

Girls need encouragement to tackle the tough subjects 
— before peer pressure sets in. 

By Judy Pehrson 

11 Steering Business Back on Track 

These management and actuarial science programs are 
just the ticket for future managers. 

By Doug S. Thomas 

19 Art in Iron 

Where engineering, art and ethics intersect. 
By Dennis Larison 

29 Out of Chaos Came Creativity 

Collages trace "Fourteen Stations of the Cross." 
By Jim Albert 




Gained in 
Translation 



Revising the Bible took 17 
years. Alumnus Bruce 
Metzger guided 30 eminent 
scholars in this mammoth 
project to update the lan- 
guage yet be faithful to the 
original texts. 

By Sue De Pasquale 



Dr. Bruce Metzger ('35) still 
remembers with a smile the 
night he and nine other New 
Testament scholars became 
locked inside the Speer Li- 
brary at Princeton Theological Seminary. 
Hard at work translating and compiling the 
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 
of the Bible, the theologians lost track of 
the time. "Fortunately, our meeting was 
on the ground floor," he later wrote, and 
they could climb out a window to freedom. 
That marathon session was just one of 
many that Metzger spent as chair of the 
Standard Bible Committee given the re- 
sponsibility of revising the Bible widely 
used for the past four decades in churches 
throughout the country— the 1952 Revised 
Standard Version (RSV). The committee 
of 30 scriptural scholars met for a week 
twice yearly for 17 years in order to 
complete the mammoth project. Their 
labors finally were rewarded last spring 
when the first copies of the NRSV became 
available in bookshops and churches across 




Dr. Bruce Metzger in his office at the Princeton Theological Seminary. 



the United States and Great Britain. 

"I would regard that work as a climax 
to my life," the 77-year-old Metzger says 
today, from his home in Princeton, New 
Jersey. "It was a great privilege to work 
beside those biblical scholars of all differ- 
ent faiths." A Presbyterian, his colleagues 
included members of 10 Protestant denomi- 
nations, as well as six Roman Catholics 
and one representative each from the 
Eastern Orthodox and Jewish faiths. 

A man of gentle demeanor, Metzger is 
one of the world's preeminent New Testa- 
ment scholars. He has written or edited 
more than 30 books, including the Reader's 
Digest Condensed Bible and the New 
Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocry- 
pha. His works have been translated into 
German, Japanese, Korean, Chinese and 
Malagasy, and he has lectured at more than 
100 universities and seminaries in South 
America, Australia, Korea, South Africa, 
Japan and other parts of the world. 

Metzger followed in his father's foot- 
steps in attending Lebanon Valley: Maurice 



R. Metzger ('07) became an attorney in 
Harrisburg after his graduation. But his 
son, Bruce, even as a teenager, found 
languages— especially the classical ones— 
to be his chosen path. Building on his major 
in Greek and his minors in Latin and 
German at Lebanon Valley College, 
Metzger went on to earn his master's 
degree, divinity degree and Ph.D. from 
Princeton University. He taught at Prince- 
ton Theological Seminary for 46 years 
before retiring in 1984 as the George L. 
Collord Professor of New Testament Lan- 
guage and Literature, Emeritus. During his 
distinguished career, he was a Visiting 
Fellow at both Oxford and Cambridge and 
twice was a member of the prestigious 
Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. 
The need for updating the RSV Bible 
became apparent back in the early '70s, 
Metzger explains. "Since English is a 
living language, it changes, with words and 
idioms taking on new meanings," he says. 
The new version "offers greater accuracy, 
clarity and naturalness of expression," he 



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adds. Consider Psalms 50:9 ? for example. 
The 1952 RSV reads, "I will accept no 
bull from your house." The committee's 
revised rendering? "I will not accept a bull 
from your house." Or, take II Corinthians 
11:25. To any child of the '60s, "Once I 
was stoned" calls to mind something more 
than rocks being hurled. Hence the new 
version, "Once I received a stoning." 

The challenge, Metzger says, lay in 
updating archaisms without resorting to 
language so "faddish" that it would quickly 
become out of date. Moreover, since the 
NRSV would be used in Great Britain, the 
committee tried to avoid introducing "pure 
Americanisms" into the text, he says. A 
British scholar carefully combed the final 
drafts of the NRSV with an eye for weeding 
out Yankee transgressions. 

In many cases, especially those relating 
to gender, recent scholarly research has 
shed new light on the original Hebrew and 
Greek texts of the Old and New Testa- 
ments, Metzger says. Theologians discov- 
ered in some instances that the RSV 
erroneously supplied "man" and "men" in 
places where the Greek texts lack both 
words. Thus, the words of Jesus in John 
12:32 come closer to the original texts in 
the new version: "And I, when I am lifted 
up from the earth, will draw all people to 
myself," rather than "all men." Explains 
Metzger, "The sense of the original Greek 
includes both men and women. It isn't 
limited to half the human race." 

But with language pertaining to the 
Deity, where the ancient texts are clear in 
their use of the masculine pronoun, says 
Metzger, the committee of men and women 
made no changes. God in the NRSV is still 
"our Father who is in heaven." Metzger 
has written, "It is the task of the Christian 
educator, not of the Bible translator, to 
explain that God transcends masculinity." 

The committee's work was further aided 
by the discovery of Greek and Hebrew 
manuscripts that are older than those 
previously known. "Generally speaking, 
the older the manuscript, the fewer number 
of times it had been copied by scribes, and 
the more accurate it is," he explains. 

Thanks to the Dead Sea Scrolls, un- 
earthed during the 1950s, the committee 
had access to a copy of I Samuel that is 
900 years older than the oldest known 
manuscript, he says. Thus, 10 lines at the 
close of I Samuel 10, which never before 



New and Improved 



What kinds of biblical revisions did Bruce changes, comparing the 1952 Revised 

Metzger's committee make? Here are some Standard Version (RSV) and the 1990 

examples from several categories of New Revised Standard Version (NRSV). 

RSV NRSV 



For greater accuracy: 



. . . like David invent for 
themselves instruments of music. 



. . . like David improvise on instruments 
of music. —Amos 6:5 



For improved clarity: 



gouge out all your right eyes. 



. . gouge out everyone's right eye. 

-I Samuel 11:2 



For more intelligible English: 



Unite my heart to fear thy name. . . . Give me an undivided heart to 

revere your name. —Psalms 86:1 1 



For more natural English: 



. . . Your sandals have not worn 
off your feet. 



. . . Your sandals have not worn out on 
your feet . — Deuteronomy 29 : 5 



To avoid misunderstandings: 



I am dumb. 



I am silent. 



-Psalms 39:9 



To avoid ambiguity in oral readings: 



. . . "Did you lack anything?" 
They said, "Nothing." 



. . . "Did you lack anything?" They 
said, "No, not a thing." —Luke 22:35 



To correct unnecessary masculine renderings: 



. . . Man does not live by bread alone. . . . One does not live by bread alone. 

—Matthew 4:4 



appeared in a printed Bible, have found 
their rightful way into the NRSV. 

Metzger and his committee members 
met each year at Princeton Theological 
Seminary for one week in January, and 
then again in June, sequestering themselves 
from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. for six days 
straight. "At the end of the week of highly 
concentrated work, we were very tired," 
the chair recalls. Because their time to- 
gether was limited, they completed much 
of the translating and other study independ- 
ently throughout the rest of the year— truly 
a labor of love, says Metzger, since none 
of the scholars were paid for their efforts. 

With theologians of such disparate relig- 
ious faiths, reaching a consensus was not 
always easy, he admits. Majority ruled, in 
all cases. "We would never be finished if 
we had to reach absolute agreement," he 
says, chuckling. 

Now that the NRSV is behind him, 
Metzger can concentrate on his latest 
project, editing the first-ever Oxford Com- 



panion to the Bible. He's already devoted 
five years to the collection of articles and 
guesses it will be another two before it's 
ready for publication. Meanwhile, the 
septagenarian continues to teach in foreign 
locales. This summer he'll spend three 
months in Argentina. 

How soon will biblical scholars need to 
begin work on a new New Revised Stan- 
dard Version? "That depends on whether 
dramatic changes take place in the English 
language, and whether still older Greek and 
Hebrew manuscripts turn up that are more 
significant than the ones we have now," 
Metzger says. If nothing changes signifi- 
cantly, he says, the NRSV should hold up 
for a generation (roughly 40 years), just 
as the last version did. 



Sue De Pasquale, a Baltimore writer, is a 
contributing editor of the Alumni Magazine 
Consortium. Jim Albert, a Lebanon 
freelance writer, contributed to this article. 



Spring/Summer 1991 




Song of the 
Phoenix 



As she plays, delicate notes 
fill the small room in 
Nanjing. But there are 
barriers that even music 
cannot take her across. 

By Dr. Art Ford 



The shen, an ancient reed instrument, has a haunting sound. 



Associate dean of the college and 
professor of English, Dr. Art Ford 
spent 1989 in China as a Fulbright 
Scholar. The following vignette 
comes from a book he is writing 
based on those experiences. 

He watched his hand closely 
as it swung slowly across 
his body. In his white, 
loose-fitting, cotton pants 
and top with the small 
orange Yin-Yang insignia, he was the 
consummate Tai Chi Chuan teacher. His 
flexibility seemed limitless, his coordi- 
nation perfect, his control complete. And 
he knew it. 

He demonstrated once more the "retreat 
to ride tiger" move, lifting his left leg 
slightly and holding it there before settling 
down with a windmill motion of both arms. 
I tried and stumbled. 

He is at least 50 years old, but his body 
is hard. His concentration is total. He 
moves without effort as the sweat begins 
to form on his face. I freeze in the early 
morning darkness, my knees refusing to 
bend, my mind refusing to focus. Teacher 
Tang moves without walls, free and com- 



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plete in himself. He becomes the moves 
he performs and so escapes the boundaries 
imposed on the rest of us. 

That is Teacher Tang, who bicycles 40 
minutes every Monday, Wednesday and 
Friday to his 6 a.m. Tai Chi class with a 
dozen or so foreign students at Nanjing 
University. 

This is another Teacher Tang, an apron 
around his waist, rolling dough with a 
small, wooden stick, smiling and chatter- 
ing happily in Chinese to two non- 
comprehending guests. 

During the first term when we had been 
taking Tai Chi lessons from Tang and his 
wife, they had invited my wife, Mary 
Ellen, and me to dinner at their house. 
Each time we were to go, however, 
something happened to postpone the meal. 
Finally, now, we are here. It is good to see 
both of them again. In a moment, Mary 
Ellen and I will be folding jiaozi dumplings 
for the first time under their guidance. 

Their flat is comfortably furnished, 
spacious by Chinese standards. It has one 
bedroom, a tiny kitchen with a cold water 
sink and two gas burners on metal legs, 
an entrance way that can double as an 
eating area, a bathroom with an automatic 
washer and dryer and a living room. One 
wall has a window and door opening onto 
a small balcony overlooking Nanjing from 
six stories up. 

The apartment is not heated, even though 
the day is cool and the night will be cold; 
and it will not be heated even when the 
snow blows up in the bitter wind of 
December and January. I stand and fold 
jiaozi with hands growing numb, slippered 
feet freezing. The door to the balcony is 
open, allowing in a wind that whips 
through me and out the open kitchen 
window. 

Teacher Tang and his wife ignore the 
cold. They seem to rise above it. They 
work quickly and efficiently, a team roll- 
ing, folding and pinching the dough on the 
table, and, finally, dropping the dumplings 
into the hot water. For them the quarters 
are not cramped. They move with grace. 

Even the entrance way, crowded with 
the four of us, our wooden chairs and the 
table— now filled with bowls of hot jiaozi— 
seems perfect for the place and the occa- 
sion. Even our few words of Chinese and 
their few words of English seem more than 
sufficient. 

We knew our teachers had a daughter, 
the only accomplished female shen player 
in China. They tell us she had been 
performing that afternoon at a hotel in 



Nanjing, 
arrives , 

ant, pretty ^EQ, 
in her 
and joins us 
We also 




She 
^3 1 a pleas- 
woman 
mid-20s, 
for dinner, 
knew that our 



teachers prize this daughter more than 
anything else in their lives. Earlier they had 
shown us certificates of her achievements, 
photographs of her performing in Italy, 
letters of recommendation from her teach- 
ers at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, 
even her grades at school. "Very good," 
her mother says, pointing to a photograph 
of her daughter in a long red gown, 
performing on the shen. "Hen hao," I smile 
in return. 

Now she is here, and all they had said 
seems true. She sits on a small bench, her 
knees pulled up beneath her while her 
parents praise her. She is modest but 
confident, a bit embarrassed by the praise, 
even though she understands no English. 
She is at ease with her parents' adulation. 

"This is a shen," her mother says, and 
raises a large metal instrument in both 
hands. It is several feet long, with a dozen 
or more pipes of various lengths, almost, 
in fact, a portable pipe organ. Easily the 
most awkward-looking musical instrument 
I have ever seen, it must be held so the 
pipes are upright, and it takes an enormous 
amount of breath to play. 

The mother hands it to her daughter, 
who holds it high and presses it to her lips. 
It seems like a feather floating in her hands. 
She blows a few practice notes of screech- 
ing clamor, but when she plays, delicate 
music fills the room. The piece is called 
"The Phoenix"; we hear it unfold its wings, 
fly and return. 

When she finishes, she smiles shyly and 
sits again on the low stool. "My daughter 
very good," her mother says. We agree. 

She controls the instrument like they 
controlled their bodies in Tai Chi. We now 
feel part of that comfort, that sureness. 

Earlier her mother had told us that her 
daughter has had many invitations to come 
to America to study and perform. We could 
believe that. Now the mother brings out the 
envelopes with the invitations. They are 
applications for admission sent by U.S. 
graduate schools. We do not explain the 
difference. 

The mother unfolds a map of the United 
States. "These are the schools that want 
my daughter," she says. She had drawn 
circles around each location from which a 
letter of application had been sent. 

She turns to us. Her daughter drops her 



eyes. "You help her?" she asks, pointing 
to her daughter. 

We are confused. Suddenly our roles are 
reversed. How can we help her? She is an 
expert performer, clearly superior in a 
culture that prizes music. These people had 
demonstrated their self-sufficiency, their 
confidence. And now I see in the eyes of 
this woman a pleading awkwardness, a 
desperation. 

"I don't know what you mean," I say, 
realizing that the language barrier would 
render my comment meaningless. I try to 
put it another way, but realize they know 
what I said even though they do not 
understand all my words. 

"It is hard," she says, projecting some- 
thing between frustration and despair. 
Looking into her husband's eyes, she says 
"We need more English." 

Her husband returns that look with his 
own bewilderment. 

Suddenly, the mother reaches for a 
dictionary on the side table and thumbs 
frantically through the worn pages. Verg- 
ing on panic, she repeats certain words. 
Her husband echoes her, softly. She finds 
the word in Chinese and holds it and its 
English counterpart up to me. 

"To repay," it says. "We repay; we 
repay," she says. "No cost," pointing to 
me. 

Again, I feel the weight of the language 
barrier, but now it turns into something 
else. I could pretend that I do not under- 
stand what she wants, but I know they 
deserve better than that. I look at Mary 
Ellen; she knows too. 

"No money," the mother goes on, panic 
in her eyes. Again she thumbs through the 
dictionary. The word this time is "spon- 
sor." "You sponsor," she says, touching 
my arm for the first time. She wants to 
explain, to convince, but does not know 
the words. She can only repeat, "You 
sponsor," in tones ranging from insistence 
to pleading to, finally, begging. 

Ashamed for them and ashamed of us, 
we continue pleading ignorance. We know 
that their daughter could never get an 
American visa because she speaks no 
English. We know their dream, at least for 
now, is hopeless. And yet, even if we had 
spoken their language, we know we could 
never tell them this. 

They must sense it because they lean 
back, smile at each other, and take control 
again. Teacher Tang turns to his daughter 
and says something to her excitedly. She 
begins to play a spirited rendition of "Jingle 
Bells." 



Spring/Summer 1991 



Jump Start 
on Science 
and Math 



Real women do take chem 
lab and solve quadratics. 
But it pays to encourage 
girls early on to achieve. 

By Judy Pehrson 



The roomful of junior high girls 
watched intently as Adjunct 
Chemistry Professor Joanne 
Rosen deftly wielded glass 
beakers, changing a liquid so- 
lution into a solid and transforming it back 
again. Then it was the girls' turn to perform 
the experiment, and they happily broke into 
small groups to give it a go. "This is 
great," sighed a freckled seventh grader. 
"There are no boys around and we get to 
do everything!" 

The "everything" included hands-on 
experiments in Lebanon Valley College's 
chemistry, physics, biology, psychology 
and computer laboratories and an afternoon 
of career panels and math and science logic 
games. Over 100 girls from throughout 
Lebanon County attended the daylong math 
and science seminar, which was sponsored 
by the college and by Potential Reentry 
Opportunities in Business and Education 
(PROBE), a nonprofit agency that assists 
women in upgrading skills or reentering the 




In a hands-on session in the botany lab, a workshop attendee studies photosynthesis 



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job market. Other sponsors were the Ameri- 
can Association of University Women, the 
Mid-Atlantic Equity Center and the Mu- 
seum of Scientific Discovery in Harris- 
burg. 

The seminar, says Rosen, was designed 
to encourage girls to take more math and 
science classes and to think seriously about 
college and careers. 

"You need to get to them when they're 
young," she states. "It's important that 
they realize early on that if they don't take 
enough math and science, they will se- 
verely limit their career choices. You also 
need to plant the idea in their heads that 
they can be good at science and math 
before peer pressure sets in." 

That message was conveyed to the girls' 
parents as well during the day. Some 50 
mothers and fathers attended special ses- 
sions- on how to motivate their daughters 
in math and science and how to finance a 
college education. 

The seminar at Lebanon Valley is just 
one of a number of steps being taken 
around the nation to encourage more girls 
to tackle the tough subjects, says PROBE's 
director, Dr. Kathryn Towns. Such encour- 
agement is sorely needed, she notes, 
because girls lag far behind in these 
disciplines. 

"Despite the progress made by women 
in other areas, math- and science-related 
professions are still dominated by men, and 
girls are still scoring lower in math and 
science on standardized achievement tests," 
she states. (For decades now, boys have 
outscored girls by roughly 50 points on the 
math portion of the SAT) 

Indeed, the situation seems to be grow- 
ing worse by the year, says Dr. Janice 
McElroy, director of the Pennsylvania 
Commission for Women. "The latest fig- 
ures I've seen from the American Associa- 
tion for the Advancement of Science 
indicate that the number of women enrolled 
in engineering, math, chemistry, physics 
—the hard sciences— is actually dropping. 
There was an increase during the 1970s and 
'80s, but that is turning around. At the 
height, for example, not more than 15 
percent of those graduating in engineering 
were women, and that has now dropped to 
10 percent." 

In the field of math, while 46 percent 
of bachelor's degrees go to women, only 
17 percent of the doctorates do, according 



to a 1989 report by the National Research 
Council. 

Finding the reasons for the dismal 
statistics has been a source of concern and 
study for some time. Why is there a gap 
between girls' and boys' math/science 
achievement? Why don't more young 
women go into science- and math-related 
professions? Are there innate, genetic dif- 
ferences between the sexes that affect 
mathematical and scientific ability, as 
some have claimed, or are there forces at 
work in society that inhibit women's 
interest and achievement in math and the 
sciences? 

"The evidence seems to come down hard 
on the side of societal forces," says Towns, 
who was a math major in college. "Girls 
and boys are treated differently practically 
from birth. While it has become almost a 
cliche to mention it, little girls typically 
get doll houses and cuddly toys to play 
with, and little boys get building blocks 
and construction sets. Boys get a head start 
on the skills necessary to succeed in math 
and science." 

Later on in the classroom, girls are also 
treated very differently from boys, says 
McElroy, who has taught math at both the 
college and high school level. 

"Countless studies have demonstrated 




(Above)A session on computer spreadsheets 
proved to be a workshop favorite. (Top 
right) Marie Landis probes physics and 
(bottom) the girb examine Venus's flytraps. 

that girls receive less attention and less 
effective feedback from teachers, and are 
more likely to be tracked into low-ability 
math and science groups," she states. 
"Further, teachers typically have lower 
expectations of girls and too often allow 
boys to dominate both class and small- 
group discussions and activities." 

American University researchers Myra 
and David Sadker have spent the last 




decade examining the differential treatment 
that girls and boys experience in the 
classroom. Through observing and video- 
taping classroom situations, they have 
discovered that teachers: 

■ communicate more frequently with boys 

■ ask boys more complex, abstract and 
open-ended questions, which provide bet- 
ter opportunities for active learning 

■ are more likely to give detailed instruc- 
tions to boys for class projects and assign- 
ments, and are more likely to take over and 
finish the task for girls, again depriving 
them of active learning 

■ spend more time with girls in reading 
classes and more time with boys in math 
classes. 

"The Sadker research is illuminating. It 
becomes clear that much of the differential 
treatment is unconscious," says Towns. 
"In one videotape, for example, two 
children— a boy and a girl— were watching 
an experiment. The little girl was prancing 
up and down, eager to try it. The woman 
teacher let the boy go first and said, 'Billie 
gets his turn next because boys need to 
know this.' When she was shown the 
videotape of the session, the teacher burst 
into tears and said, T had no idea I said 
that.' " 

Girls get other hidden messages from 
their parents and society in general, says 
Rosen. "They get the message that girls 
can't— and aren't supposed to be— good 
at math and science, and that it is OK if 
they are not." 

In adolescence, another pressure is added. 
Studies have found that girls generally 
believe that boys do not like smart girls, 




Spring/Summer 1991 




Liquids become solids in a chem experiment. 



The gender gap 
stops here 



While nationally the percentages of women 
studying science and math are low, Leba- 
non Valley College boasts very favorable 
enrollments in these areas. 

Some 38 percent of the college's mathe- 
matics students are female, as are 44 
percent of chemistry students, 48.5 percent 
of biology students and 67.5 percent of 
psychology students. Physics is closer to 
the national average, with 8.5 percent. 

Joanne Rosen, adjunct professor of chem- 
istry, believes the numbers of women 
students in the hard sciences are so high 
because Lebanon Valley is a small, private 
undergraduate institution. 

"Lebanon Valley is also a very special 
place because it is a much more nurturing 
atmosphere than many undergraduate 
schools — particularly for women. I have 
been affiliated with several colleges and 
universities, and I have never seen such a 
nurturing atmosphere. Girls need that a lot 
more than boys because of the socialization 
process that discourages them from pursu- 
ing science and math." 

The college also has a more than 
respectable number of female faculty teach- 
ing math and science. 

Seven of Lebanon Valley's women fac- 
ulty and administrators were instructors 
and role models for the recent math and 
science seminar for junior high girls. 
Participating were Dr. Jan Pedersen, assis- 
tant professor of psychology; Dr. Barbara 
Denison, director of academic support 
services for Continuing Education; Debo- 
rah Fullam, treasurer and controller; Dr. 
Carolyn Hanes, assistant professor of soci- 
ology; Dr. Jeanne Hey, assistant professor 
of economics; Joanne Rosen, adjunct assis- 
tant professor of chemistry; and Dr. Susan 
Verhoek, professor of biology. Marie Lan- 
dis, a sophomore mathematics major, as- 
sisted with the physics demonstration. 



especially those who excel in math. Even 
among girls who are gifted in math, the 
fear of peer rejection seems to be a major 
factor in their decision not to enroll in 
math. In short, girls see math as unfemi- 
nine. Real women, they believe, do not 
solve equations. 

"Girls are afraid to achieve at the 
expense of having friends, especially boy- 
friends, whereas boys don't have that same 
kind of fear," says Dr. Jan Pedersen, 
assistant professor of psychology at Leba- 
non Valley. "They are also becoming more 
aware of the issue of career vs. family and 
the choices women have to make. They 
begin to recognize that the cost of success, 
particularly in a non-traditional career, will 
be higher for them, which further reduces 
the incentive to try." 

It is probably not coincidental, then, 
that the gender gap in math scores begins 
to appear around age 14, and becomes a 
yawning chasm by the time students are 
ready to go to college. 

Girls also experience a dramatic drop in 
self-esteem during adolescence. Dr. Carol 
Gilligan, a professor of education at Har- 
vard and a pioneer in studying the develop- 
ment of girls, described this phenomenon 
in her book, In a Different Voice. She 
found that girls at age 1 1 have a clear sense 
of themselves and are supremely confident 
in their abilities, but lose that confidence 
by age 15 or 16. 

Gilligan's research was borne out by 
another recent study, commissioned by the 
American Association of University Women 
(AAUW). It indicated that girls emerge 
from adolescence with a poor self-image, 
relatively low expectations from life and 
much less confidence in themselves and 
their abilities. The study, released in 
January, surveyed 3,000 children in 36 
schools in 12 different communities. At 
age 9, some 60 percent of the girls were 
confident, assertive and felt positive about 
themselves. But only 37 percent felt that 
way by the time they reached middle 
school; and by high school, it had dropped 
further, to 29 percent. While boys' self- 
esteem also lost ground during the same 
time period, the fall-off was much less 
dramatic — from 67 percent in elementary 
school, to 56 percent in middle school and 
46 percent in high school. 

Significantly, the AAUW study also 
uncovered a link between girls' loss of 



self-esteem and their declining interest in 
math and science. The proportion of boys 
who said they liked science dropped by 
only 7 percentage points from elementary 
school to high school, while there was a 
12 percent drop for girls. The number of 
boys who said they liked math fell by 12 
percentage points, compared to 20 percent- 
age points among girls. 

Cultural background appears to be an- 
other factor in whether girls like or do well 
in math and science. In some cultures, 
particularly Asian, there is no drop in 
math/science skills or interest for girls at 
adolescence. A 1987 study in Hawaii 
revealed that girls actually scored higher 
than boys in math achievement tests. The 
results were more pronounced for Japanese- 
American, Filipino-American and native 
Hawaiian students, suggesting that math 
achievement is not considered unfeminine 
in those cultures. Other studies have found 
that Asian-American girls receive more 
encouragement from their parents and less 
negative pressure from male peers about 
preparing for math and science careers. 

"There seems to be an attitude among 
Asian parents that both girls and boys can 
be good at math and science," says 
McElroy. "Their assumption appears to 
be that doing well in math and science is 
more a function of working hard than of 
being male or female." 

The question of achievement in math and 
science is not simply an academic or 
feminist one, says McElroy. With the U.S. 
expected to experience a shortfall of 750,000 
scientists and engineers by the year 2000, 
it is becoming increasingly important that 
the country make use of all available talent. 

"We simply can't afford to neglect an 
important pool of mathematical and scien- 
tific talent — women," she states. 

Seminars like the one at Lebanon Valley 
College can help increase that pool, says 
Rosen, but other measures must be carried 
out on a national scale. "We need to rethink 
our prejudices and look at revamping our 
educational system so that girls and women 
don't fall through the cracks in math and 
science study. Major changes are needed 
and we need to make them in a hurry." 



Judy Pehrson, director of college relations 
for Lebanon Valley College, is editor of 
The Valley. 



The Valley 



NEWS 



R I E F S 



The F&M connection 

Lebanon Valley will offer an expanded 
evening division program on the campus 
of Franklin & Marshall College in Lancas- 
ter, beginning this fall. Among its offerings 
will be certificate programs, associate and 
bachelor degrees, teacher certification and 
a master's degree in business administra- 
tion. 

The presidents of the two colleges- 
Lebanon Valley's John A. Synodinos and 
F&M's Richard Kneedler— made the an- 
nouncement at a press conference in Lan- 
caster on March 4. 

"We are looking forward to offering an 
expanded continuing education and M . B . A . 
program at F&M," Synodinos told the 
press. "A third of our M.B.A. students are 
from Lancaster County, as are 13 percent 
of our continuing ed students. We can now 
provide classes and services closer to home 
for them and a comprehensive continuing 
education program leading to a bachelor's 
degree for F&M's current continuing, ed 
students and other area residents who 
would like to take advantage of this 
opportunity." 

The new program replaces F&M's non- 
credit continuing education program, which 
did not enable evening students to earn a 
bachelor's degree. 

Birth of the blitz 

Some 50 faculty members and administra- 
tors teamed up during the week of April 
14-18 to make calls on 200 businesses in 
Lebanon, Dauphin and Lancaster counties. 

This "business blitz" was aimed at 
"taking the college out to the local business 
community," according to its coordinator, 
Matthew Hugg. "We wanted to bring them 
up-to-date on the college, its facilities, 
programs and students. We wanted to find 
out what they might want from the college 
and to let them know what we have to 
offer." Hugg is the Advancement Office's 
director of corporate and foundation giv- 
ing. 

Fund raising was only a small part of the 
blitz, but the teams managed to chalk up 




At a press conference, Lebanon Valley President John Synodinos (left) and F&M 
President Richard Kneedler announced a cooperative continuing education program. 



up over $2,000 in contributions to the 
college. 

Lebanon Valley will follow up on the 
blitz by sending to the business community 
regular mailings, featuring notices of ath- 
letic contests, concerts, lectures and cul- 
tural events. 

Self-study under way 

Lebanon Valley College is taking a long, 
detailed look at itself as part of the process 
of reaccreditation by the Commission on 
Higher Education/Middle States Associa- 
tion of Colleges and Schools (CHE/MSA). 
All colleges must undertake the self-study 
process every 10 years. 

Last fall, a steering committee, chaired 
by Dr. Dale Erskine, associate professor 
of biology, met to pursue the comprehen- 
sive study. The committee is composed of 
five faculty members, four administrators, 
one student and one member of the board 
of trustees. 

The steering committee selected faculty 
members to chair various task forces. 
Virtually the entire full-time faculty, sev- 
eral administrators and about two dozen 



students are assigned to the committees. 

They will study budgeting and resource 
allocation, student services, faculty, ad- 
ministration, the governing board, pro- 
grams and curricula, library and learning 
resources, physical plant, admissions, pub- 
lications and strategies for assessment. 

Each task force must address such issues 
as equity and diversity, information liter- 
acy, ongoing evaluation and the teaching 
and learning environment. 

The steering committee has designed a 
21 -page outline for the proposed self- 
study, and the outline was approved by 
Middle States in late February. The accred- 
iting organization will visit the campus 
October 4-8, 1992. 

As part of the process, the Junior Class, 
faculty, administration and trustees are 
being asked to help the college take an 
inventory of what a small college's goals 
should be. In addition, student focus 
groups were instrumental in developing a 
survey to be completed by all current 
students. 

The steering committee is also serving 
as a clearinghouse to develop a survey that 
will be administered to two alumni groups: 



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members of the class of 1981 (who had 
been seniors during the last self-study) and 
members of the class of 1986 (who had 
been seniors during the five-year periodic 
review). 

Stay tuned for progress reports on the 
self-study. The Valley will publish the 
report's executive summary and a list of 
major recommendations. 

Encore in Japan 

Dr. Pierce Getz, professor emeritus of 
music, returned to Sendai, Japan, in May 
to reunite with a women's choir he began 
at Miyagi College 34 years ago. 

Getz, who served as an educational 
missionary in Japan from 1953 to 1958 
(along with his wife, Jene), organized the 
50-voice student choir while teaching in 
Miyagi's music department. The group 
began competing nationally only eight 
months later, and placed third in the 
country in one competition. 

For the past 10 years, former members 
have continued to rehearse in Japan. They 
will present a concert directed by Getz, 
who in addition will give an organ recital. 
Getz will also give recitals in Sendai, 
Fukushima City and Tokyo. 



Chaplaincy review 

A committee of students, faculty, adminis- 
trators and trustees, chaired by Dean 
William McGill, has been hard at work 
reviewing the chaplaincy at the college. 

They have interviewed over a hundred 
members of the campus community, re- 
viewed the structure of chaplaincies at 
other institutions and discussed at length 
the role of a chaplain. 

From that process has come a profile of 
the chaplaincy and a position description. 
A search committee, also chaired by Dean 
McGill, will use these documents as the 
basis for recruiting a new chaplain. 

The formal search will begin this sum- 
mer. The committee will review appli- 
cants' credentials in September and Octo- 
ber and will conduct interviews in Novem- 
ber. They hope the new chaplain will be 
on board by the second semester. 

Grants for musicians 

The United Methodist Foundation for Chris- 
tian Higher Education has given the college 
a $3,800 grant to provide scholarships for 
minority and low-income church musicians 
enrolled in the Church Music Institute 
Certificate program. 




Dr. Pierce Getz and his wife, Jene, (center) with former students from Sendai, Japan. 



The grant is aimed at preparing musi- 
cians to exercise more creative leadership 
in their churches. In 1989, the college 
established the two-year institute program 
to provide additional training for church 
musicians in Central Pennsylvania. 

Tuition increase 

The college's comprehensive fees (tuition, 
fees, room and board) will increase 7.9 
percent for the 1991-92 academic year. 

Tuition and fees will be $11,750 and 
room and board will be $4,325— the small- 
est percentage increase since 1986-87. 

The college is also increasing financial 
aid by 9 percent. ' 

Eastern Europe analyzed 

Frank A. Orban III, international counsel 
for Armstrong World Industries, Inc., 
lectured on "Eastern Europe: Beyond Eupho- 
ria," during this year's annual Springer 
Lecture in International Business Manage- 
ment, held on campus March 5. 

Orban, who has worked extensively with 
Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, dealt 
with realistic business prospects in Central 
Europe— specifically in the Soviet Union, 
Hungary, Poland and Czechoslovakia. 

Salute to a teacher 

Diane Iglesias, chair of foreign languages, 
will be featured in a commercial to salute 
Pennsylvania's teachers. In the 30-second 
spot, she will be shown accepting the 
award, teaching a Spanish class and receiv- 
ing thanks from her students. 

The ad is a follow-up to the Salute to 
Teachers Award given to her by the 
Pennsylvania Academy for the Profession 
of Teaching. Iglesias was one of six 
educators, from early childhood to the 
college level, who were chosen as state- 
wide representatives. 

Indiana University of Pennsylvania's 
Office of Video Services filmed the ad on 
campus. It will be aired by TV stations 
around the state in June. 



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Robert Leonard confers with senior Brendalyn Krysiak on a hotel management project. 



nk bonds and the S&L fiasco. Insider 
ading and stock manipulation. Defense 
ontract fraud. Greedy golden parachutes, 
he decade of the '80s took its toll on the 
eputation of America's business elite— its 
;orporate managers. Not only did many of 
iem stub their toes while pursuing short- 
ghted policies, but they fell further behind 
leir counterparts in Japan and Germany— 
o name just two countries that continued 
make great competitive gains. 
If the United States is to regain prosper- 
ous times, it will have to pay more attention 
to educating managers. That's the focus 
of the management program at Lebanon 
Valley College, where an exceptional fac- 
ulty and coursework are especially well- 
suited to train the new breed of manager 
needed for the 21st century. 

Deeply rooted in the school's liberal arts 
tradition, the management curriculum is 
geared to turning out well-rounded gradu- 
ates with a firm grasp not only of account- 
ing and management, but of leadership, 
ethics and communications skills as well. 

Long known as Business Administra- 
tion, the program got by for years with less 




Steering 
Business 
Back 
on Track 



S0f 

ion Valley shapes 
managers not just adept 
at number-crunching but 
geared to leadership, com- 
munications and ethics. 



Articles By Doug S. Thomas 
Photos By Charles Freeman 



than luxurious quarters, adequate but not 
generous resources and a faculty that 
tended to fluctuate in number. But Lebanon 
Valley's management program shows all 
the signs of having finally arrived. Man- 
agement majors now make up about 18 to 
20 percent of the student body. 

Of course, many grads from years back 
did quite well, often crediting their college 
education for their success. For example, 
Donald Stanton ('66), a vice president at 
Goldman Sachs in Boston who manages 
money for corporate and individual clients, 
says the instruction he received has proved 
invaluable during his career. 

He cites in particular Professor C.F. 
Joseph Tom: "He made it so easy to 
understand economics," Stanton said. 'That 
grounding has always stood me in good 
stead, no matter what the situation calls 
for, and I've got the kind of job where I'm 
called upon to make a lot of spontaneous 
decisions." 

The management department's place- 
ment record has been outstanding. Of the 
1989-90 graduating class, 86 percent were 
placed in their field of study or in a 



Spring/Summer 1991 



11 



graduate program within six months of 
commencement. Some of them now work 
for Fulton Bank, Hanover Trust, PP&L, 
AMP and the state Auditor General's 
Office. 

Helping to assure a promising future for 
the management program are spacious new 
offices in Lynch Memorial Hall, upgraded 
computer facilities, a stable roster of 
talented young professors and the leader- 
ship and vision of Dr. Sharon F. Clark, 
who arrived in the summer of 1986 and 
became the department's chair a year later. 

Her department's six faculty members, 
with a wealth of practical experience, have 
been responding to what they perceive as 
the wants and needs of corporate America. 

"We're not purely academic, teaching 
mainly theory," says Clark, who is also 
an associate professor. "We haven't come 
right out of a graduate program some- 
place." In fact, she is a practicing lawyer 
who has spent time as both a corporate and 
tax attorney. 

"So when I teach a course in labor 
relations," she says, "I have handled labor 
negotiations. I've handled grievances. 

"When I teach human resource manage- 
ment, I have hired and fired and disciplined 
individuals. 

"When I teach business law, I've han- 
dled cases similar to just about everything 
we study, so I can give students practical 
examples, not just the textbook examples. 
That seems to pique the interest of students. 
It also generates a lot of questions and a 
lot of learning experience. 

"I usually tell my students that the 
business law course is the cheapest legal 
advice they'll ever get in their life." 

Other management faculty also bring 
workplace experiences to their classrooms. 
If diversity of experience is a sign of 
strength, the department is rock solid. 

Donald Boone, assistant professor and 
coordinator of the college's hotel manage- 
ment program, has spent 18 years in the 
hotel industry. He began as an assistant 
restaurant manager and wound up as 
controller of a chain of hotels. 

Dr. Barney T, Raffield III, an associate 
professor of management, actively consults 
in marketing and advertising. Robert 
Leonard, also an assistant management 
professor, conducts workshops on supervi- 
sory management and nonprofits and special- 
izes in organizational behavior. Gail San- 




Dr. Sharon Clark guides Andrew Hildebrand in the fine points of accounting. 



derson, assistant professor of accounting 
and the veteran of the department (with 
seven years at the college), is a CPA who 
has worked as a systems analyst at a bank 
and at an oil company. And Barbara Wirth, 
an assistant professor of accounting, runs 
her own CPA firm. 

Wirth says she doesn't know how any- 
one can teach accounting without doing it. 
For one thing, the tax laws change every 
year. "I teach tax in the fall and that gets 
me up on all the new changes, and then I 
do taxes all spring, and that cements 
everything that I picked up during the fall. 
Then it's time to teach again, so it really 
fits well," she says. Compared with the 
examples and mini-problems found in 
textbooks, real-life case studies are a 
"totally different ball game," Wirth says. 

The resurgence of the college's manage- 
ment department is also the result of other 
important factors: close relations between 
the faculty and students; the flexibility to 
modify the curriculum by adding "special 
topic" courses as current events dictate; 
and carving out such specialized niches as 
hotel management, international business, 
accounting and especially the up-and- 
coming master's degree in business ad- 
ministration (M.B.A.) program. Manage- 
ment faculty teach the bulk of its courses. 



What managers study 

Management majors are required to take 
courses ranging from quantitative methods, 
to production and operations management, 
to business policy. Today's management 
major at Lebanon Valley studies much of 
the same coursework as do students in 
marketing or finance at other schools, 
according to Raffield. 

But unlike other schools, the Valley 
emphasizes interpersonal skills, motiva- 
tion, organizational culture and decision- 
making. These areas are rooted in psychol- 
ogy and sociology, and often are over- 
looked in the curricula of other schools, 
says Leonard. 

Currently, there seems to be a push 
toward more emphasis of communications 
and leadership skills, Leonard notes, and 
a push away from finance and production— 
once thought to be more important to the 
bottom line than teaching people to be 
motivated or helping them learn leadership 
skills. "But now we're finding that things 
like organizational culture and other words 
that many people don't even understand 
have a real impact on the bottom line," 
Leonard adds. 

"The feeling you have when you go to 



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AnM.B.A. with a Plus 



When Lebanon Valley College 
announced two years ago that 
it would take over the reins of 
the master's in business administration 
program from the Philadelphia College of 
Textiles and Science, some people on 
campus were skeptical. In the '80s, an 
M.B.A. was the hot business ticket. How 
would a liberal arts college— better known 
for chemistry and math— devise the right 
M.B.A. curriculum? 

But two years later, the program is a 
smashing success. Enrollment has nearly 
tripled, with students coming from through- 
out the tri-county area and as far away as 
Reading and the suburbs of Philadelphia. 

The college was determined to offer the 
relevant skills and training that managers 
of the future would require, according to 
Elaine Feather. She directs the continuing 
education program, under whose auspices 
the M.B.A. program operates. 

"We were well aware that M.B.A. 
programs around the country are increas- 
ingly coming under fire for not training 
managers for the real world, especially the 
future world," says Feather. "Although 
most schools turn out people with good 
technical skills, many are being criticized 
for not producing M.B.A.s who can go out 
and work within an organization— they 
don't have the interpersonal skills to be 
able to manage. We decided to include a 
strong communications component— par- 
ticularly interpersonal communications— 
and training in ethics." 

The resulting master's program takes the 
unusual approach of combining liberal arts 
coursework with career preparation in the 
field of business administration. It offers a 
strong theoretical foundation as well as 
practical information about finance, man- 
agement in general, marketing, human 



resources management, and production and 
service. Rounding out the program are 
classes in corporate and executive commu- 
nications, executive leadership and organ- 
izational ethics. 

The ethics class, in fact, "is a core 
course in the M.B.A. program," empha- 
sizes Warren Thompson, associate profes- 
sor of philosophy. He teaches his M.B.A. 
students using case studies from a variety 
of organizations and corporations. Students 
examine theories and views of manage- 
ment, and how businesses deal with ethical 
issues. 

"In many M.B.A. programs, such an 
ethics course is still optional or an elective. 
We felt it was essential for it to be a 
requirement," Thompson emphasizes. 

The college went out of its way to make 
sure that the M.B.A. program would be 
interdisciplinary and not purely quantita- 
tive. That gives it a certain "relaxed" 
feeling, say students and faculty. The 
typical class size is 20-25 students. In their 
classes, professors and adjunct faculty 
make use of the diversity of their work 
experiences to organize small teams for 
group projects. 

Most of the college's M.B.A. students 
are generally a tad older than undergradu- 
ates, and already have good jobs. They 
have returned to school not because they 




M.B.A. student Paul Ringenbach, branch 
manager of a finance company in Lebanon, 
likes the individual attention he receives at 
Lebanon Valley. 



are planning to change employers, but 
because they want to advance, says Dr. 
Sharon F. Clark, chair of the management 
department. 

"I've found that the men and women in 
our M.B.A. program are top-quality stu- 
dents. It's challenging to deal with them. 
They have been out in the workforce for 
years, and they bring into the classroom a 
different level of learning and expertise. 
It's refreshing to teach them," says Clark. 

Students return the compliment. "The 
M.B.A. faculty are not only excellent 
teachers, but they are cognizent that we are 
working adults. They try to be as practical 
as possible," observes James Windham, a 
validation specialist for Warner Lambert 
in Harrisburg. He will complete his M.B.A. 
in December. 

Windham observes about his fellow 
students, "They come from all over, and 
many are really interesting people who do 
a variety of things. Our classes are de- 
signed so there is a lot of interaction, and 
I've really enjoyed working in a group to 
prepare projects and presentations. I think 
that's a very good way to learn— much 
better than simply listening to lectures." 

The "real-world" aspect of the program 
appeals to John Reist, a senior computer 
systems analyst for Hershey Chocolate 
U.S.A. He has taken eight M.B.A. courses. 
"I especially enjoyed the case studies," he 
states. "In marketing, we did a study on a 
local computer company. The owners came 
in and gave us a real-life scenario. In 
business policy, we're doing a case on 
Lebanon Valley College. It's all so prag- 
matic." 

Paul Ringenbach, branch manager at 
Household Finance in Lebanon, is enthusi- 
astic about the individual attention he has 
received at Lebanon Valley. "The profes- 
sors are incredibly conscientious and inter- 
ested in their students," he notes. "People 
are so easy to work with at the college in 
general— from the bookstore staff on up. 
It's really been a pleasant experience." 

It's an experience that more should try, 
says Windham. His message to other 
potential students is, "You can do it. 
Sometimes a graduate program seems 
formidable to people, particularly if it 
must be done part-time. But I, and all of 
the other folks who are in Lebanon Valley's 
M.B.A. program, are testimony to the fact 
that it can be done." 



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13 




work," he said, "relates to commitment 
and motivation and satisfaction." 

But the program also helps students with 
the nuts-and-bolts of modern business as 
well. The evolution of the computer and 
the proliferation of off-the-shelf software 
for business and industrial uses have 
spurred the department to require all man- 
agement majors to take a course in personal 
computer applications. (The college al- 
ready requires all students to take a course 
in basic programming.) 

"Every employer I have asked has told 
me they don't care if their accounting 
employees know how to program," says 
Sanderson. "What they want them to do 
is know how to operate the computer and 
apply the program already in place to do 
accounting. It's a tool. You don't need to 
know how to program it." 

Here are three up-and-coming areas in 
which undergraduates in management can 
specialize. 



Accounting 



When asked what's the best route to take 
into the business world, it's not surprising 
that Wirth strongly suggests going "hardcore 
into accounting." After all, in addition to 
being an accounting professor at Lebanon 
Valley, Wirth also runs her own CPA firm 
off-campus. 

Students who earn a degree in account- 



ing, Wirth says, "actually have something 
to show for their efforts when they're done. 
When they graduate, they can do financial 
statements, run the computer and do finan- 
cial analysis. And that makes them ex- 
tremely marketable. So to me accounting 
is a wonderful place to start. 

"If you're a real people person, though, 
what you're going to want to do is parlay 
that into a management position," Wirth 
adds. "I think that accounting people have 
plain management people beat because they 
have that number-crunching ability. An 
accountant can pick up a financial state- 
ment and decide, T don't want to work for 
this company' or 'This company's not 
going to get the loan.' " 

Andrew Hildebrand, a senior, has cho- 
sen to complement his accounting degree 
with a degree in management, mainly 
because he felt the management curriculum 
would leave him better prepared to make 
the most of his accounting abilities. Among 
the skills Hildebrand expects will help him 
transform his accounting knowledge into 
managerial decision-making are building a 
consensus, communicating effectively and 
plotting strategy and business policy. 

He comments about the coursework in 
accounting: "It's a lot of theory. Sure, you 
have to be able to do the number- 
crunching, but now with computers, that's 
not always necessary. But if you don't 
know what's behind the calculations and 
why you're doing what you're doing, it's 




Senior management major Kim Shaffer and Amy Waterfield, a senior international 
business major, examine the department's collection of annual reports. 



going to mean nothing to you." 

As in every other course of study within 
the management department, there is no 
getting away from a consideration of 
ethics. "I bring in Wall Street Journal 
articles all the time to discuss how things 
relate to what we're doing," says Sander- 
son, who teaches accounting. Studying the 
stories of ethical abuses and mismanage- 
ment helps students to understand "how 
somebody can get a good opinion from 
their auditors and then, six months later, 
be bankrupt," she notes. 

International studies 



Has there ever been a time when the 
opportunity seemed so unlimited for Ameri- 
can companies to succeed overseas? Glo- 
balization has become one of the hottest 
topics in any management program. The 
Economist recently described globalization 
as a catch-all phrase for "the growing need 
for companies, if they are to prosper, to 
treat the world as their stage." 

Lebanon Valley is helping prepare man- 
agers for their roles on this world stage 
with its international business major, a joint 
undertaking of the management and foreign 
languages departments. 

Raffield, who teaches international busi- 
ness management, says the major is in- 
tended to prepare students to do everything 
from heading a corporate international 
department (for a large multinational com- 
pany) to running their own export/import 
firm. 

Not unlike the college's other manage- 
ment training, the international program 
gives students a comprehensive dose of 
economics, finance and quantitative meth- 
ods, including an understanding of the 
balance of trade and international pay- 
ments. But what makes Lebanon Valley's 
program different is its liberal arts empha- 
sis on culture and language. "This is what's 
missing from so many other programs," 
Raffield says. 

He finds the ethnocentrism of American 
business discouraging— and works hard to 
dispel it. "The worst thing for international 
business is provincialism," he says. "You 
have to rid yourself of provincialism and 
if you can't do it, you're going to have 
problems in business, period— not just in 
international business. The problems spill 



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over into other areas as well, he adds. 
"When we went over to fight the Gulf 
War, we knew so little about Middle 
Eastern cultures and values," Raffield 
says. "We tried to judge them based on 
Western mentality, on how we think." 

To further the cultural understanding of 
students, the program also attempts to 
involve foreign students attending Lebanon 
Valley. They can offer a good deal of 
firsthand insight into their respective cul- 
tures, faculty members emphasize. 




Hotel management 

With such favorite tourist attractions as 
Hershey, Gettysburg and Lancaster County 
located within an hour's drive of campus, 
and with the Poconos and the Jersey Shore 
within easy reach, hotel management is a 
practical choice for a major. 

As America ages and more retired 
people have both the time and money to 
travel, the hospitality field is expected to 
be one of the nation's fastest-growing 
industries. After all, as program coordina- 
tor Boone is fond of saying, 'Teople 
always have to sleep someplace and they 
always have to eat." The hospitality indus- 
try includes everything from motels and 
hotels to restaurants, theme parks and even 
nursing homes. 

"The biggest plus of our program," says 
senior student Brendalyn Krysiak, "is that 
we're required to do three internships— one 
at the front desk, one in marketing and one 
in accounting." 

Three internships— that's a lot of experi- 
ence. And with 18 years in the business, 
Boone has made some outstanding contacts 
to help students become exposed to all 




(Top) Dr. Barnie Raffield helps business management major Don Lappin choose courses 
for next year. (Below) Mike Zettlemoyer (left), a senior management and accounting major, 
goes over export figures with John W. Whitehead III, manager of export sales for Hershey 
International, where Zettlemoyer served an internship. 



facets of the industry. Some of them intem 
in Hershey and Lebanon. Krysiak spent 
one summer at a property in Alaska. She 
notes, "Everything that I read in the 
textbooks connected, it made sense, it put 
it into perspective and it really gives you 
an idea of what you're comfortable with." 
Without internships, she adds, a student 
may read something in the text, "and it 
sounds great, but you get out there and you 
hate it." 

Managing a hotel requires knowing 
everything from housekeeping and laundry 
to banking and reservations. Not everyone 
enjoys the food and beverage side, or 
helping plan itineraries. With a wide range 
of career choices available within the hotel 
and hospitality fields, students learn they 
can focus on what they like best. 

'Part of the work experience, the career 
development aspect, is finding a niche and 
finding what you like to do," says Boone. 
"I don't care what you do, there is no 100 
percent perfect job or perfect company. 
You have to leam to work around that." 

What's ahead? 

While the management department has 
made great strides in the past few years, 
Clark continues to add to her wish list for 
her department. While acknowledging all 
that the college's administration has done 
and its commitment to improving the 
program, she notes it would be helpful to 
have one additional faculty member. 

She is also hopeful that one or more of 
the large companies in the area will fund 
an endowed chair in the management 
department. This would be the college's 
first corporate chair. 

All in all, Clark is pleased that her 
program is on the right track. She notes, 
"It's one of the up-and-coming manage- 
ment departments in the area, and I think 
it will be one of the state-of-the-art depart- 
ments in the coming decade. We've come 
a long way. I would like to be the envy of 
management departments in eastern Penn- 
sylvania. We're starting to compete with 
some of them." 



Doug Thomas is a freelance business 
journalist who was formerly with the 
Lancaster Sunday News. 



Spring/Summer 1991 



15 




A Playful Business 



Who says college can't be 
fun and games? Certainly not 
Douglas Mancini, senior man- 
agement major at Lebanon Valley College 
and maybe— just maybe— the next Al 
Boscov. Or would you believe Sam Wal- 
ton? 

While most college students find jug- 
gling the rigors of classwork, athletics, 
dating and perhaps a part-time job all 
sufficiently challenging, it takes more than 
that to keep Mancini amused. 

You see, the 21 -year-old from suburban 
Philadelphia is also the proud proprietor 
of Chestnut Hill Hobbies, a flourishing 
retail establishment along bustling Ger- 
mantown Avenue in one of the swankiest 
parts of town. 

His shop, which offers everything from 
traditional plastic model kits and radio- 
controlled cars to model rockets and build- 
ing materials, has been open for nearly 
nine months. And for those nine months, 
Mancini has been commuting from Annville 
to Philadelphia several times each week— 
wearing the hats of both full-time college 
student and budding entrepreneur. 

His calling to the retail trade— the toy 
and hobby shop business in particular- 
stemmed not from any feeling of boredom, 
or even restlesness, mind you. He did 
what every good management student knows 
is critical: He seized the initiative. The 
perfect opportunity presented itself to him, 
and Mancini wasted little time in taking 
advantage. 

Ever since he was a boy, he had been 
an avid hobbyist. But it wasn't until 
Mancini took a part-time job in a mall 
hobby store near Chestnut Hill that the idea 
for his own shop began to form. 

"I had always thought in the back of 
my mind that Chestnut Hill would be a 



In his junior year, Doug 
Mancini toyed with the idea 
of starting a hobby shop. A 
year later, he has a bustling 
store and even a fleet of 
miniature racing cars. 




Doug Mancini revved up his business plan 
during a small business management class. 
Then he made it soar in Chestnut Hill. 



good place for a hobby store. But how 
much money would there really be in it? 
Then when I got the job, I realized there's 
a lot of money in it. But how would I go 
about doing it?" Mancini asked himself. 

The next logical step was a class at 
Lebanon Valley in small business manage- 
ment, which required Mancini to draw up 
a business plan. "I'd been toying with this 
hobby idea and so I did a business plan for 
that," he says. "And the more I did it, the 
better it looked. 1 showed it to my father, 
and he said, 'Yeah, it looks pretty good— 
let's see it when it's finished.' " 



When his plan was done, Mancini and 
his father went down to the local bank, 
plan in hand. "The president of the bank 
said it was the most thorough business plan 
he had ever seen. Probably that's because 
I was writing it right out of textbooks, and 
most of the other ones he'd seen had not 
been. He liked it. 1 set up a line of credit 
and we went from there," Mancini relates. 
His loan was for a low six figures. 

That was last June. 

If that had been it, Mancini would 
probably have waited until after graduation 
to pursue the idea any further. After all, 
he had a full load of classes to consider. 
But along came an opportunity— a fairly 
good-sized store in pretty bad shape. "We 
knew we had to take it," Mancini says, 
"or we would have lost it." 

Here's where the thoroughness of his 
planning paid off yet again. Mancini had 
visited hobby shops in Pennsylvania, New 
Jersey and Maryland— as many as he could 
get to— to study their layouts and merchan- 
dise and to ask the managers, What works 
well? What would you do differently if you 
had the chance to start over? He received 
some invaluable tips. 

For example, Mancini heard over and 
over again that most store shelving is 
inadequate and that the products are too 
small to fit properly on the shelves. So 
Mancini set to work building his own 
shelving. In fact, he designed all of the 
interior of his store, with an eye on making 
it warm, homey and clean. There's even 
carpeting on the floor, unlike in most 
hobby shops. 

His suppliers had first told him that he 
would have to pay cash up front (C.O.D.) 
for all merchandise for the first year at 
least. He thought that was "ridiculous." 
So he sent each prospective supplier a copy 
of his business plan. After they looked it 
over, "they immediately set up credit for 
me, which is pretty unheard of in the 
industry," Mancini says. 

"I think one thing that separates us is 
that we're in business— this is not a hobby. 
In most of the hobby stores, the guy's a 
real hobbyist and he says, 'Hey let's open 
a store.' My first thing was that it's a 
business. I happen to be interested in it and 
know a lot about it. That's important in 
my business." 

And when you plan something so well, 
typically some lucky breaks come along, 



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too. In Mancini's case, even all of his 
market research failed to reveal that there 
was an architectural school nearby. And, 
as it happened, the college store from 
which many of the students purchased their 
supplies closed just before Chestnut Hill 
Hobbies opened up in August. 

Mancini, who graduated cum laude in 
May, credits his real-life experience with 
making him a successful college student. 
"My grades got better and better through 
college as I was in more practical courses," 
he says. He's pulled something from 
almost every one of his classes, from 
accounting to advertising and marketing. 
"To tell you the truth," he says, "I've 
learned more from just the comments and 
stories that professors have told than I have 
from the actual textbook curriculum— 
stories about dealing with people, dealing 
with customers." 

He also thinks the liberal arts courses at 
Lebanon Valley will be a big help. "Chest- 
nut Hill is a very upscale area and if I 
didn't have the background in literature, 
fine arts and music, I wouldn't be able to 
converse with these people," he says. 

As for how the business is doing, 
Mancini doesn't want to be too specific, 
but he will say that since October the cash 
flow has been positive. 

He's been able to devote much more of 
his time to the store this semester than last, 
since the college granted him a six-credit 
internship for his work off-campus. The 
trip, which takes Mancini about 70 minutes 
each way, has also made him much more 
disciplined: "I don't waste any time." 

Mancini says he might like to expand 
into another retail business, but will prob- 
ably take the next year or two to strengthen 
his balance sheets and concentrate on toys 
and hobbies. Most of his Saturday morn- 
ings, at least for the forseeable future, will 
be spent in the parking lot behind the shop, 
leading the neighborhood kids in hour after 
hour of radio-controlled car racing. 

He's obviously excited by the prospects 
of a career in retailing, and credits the 
college's faculty and their encouragement 
for helping him get started. 

"I don't mean to brag," he says, "but I 
think it's an achievement for a student to 
open his own store. It says something about 
the school. After all, a lot of the hard work 
and knowledge I had to put into it came 
from here." 




Dr. Bryan Hearsey reviews equations with Stephanie Schumaker and Brian Fernandez. 



30 Years and 
Still Counting 

Forget the stereotype of the 
green eyeshade. Lebanon 
Valley's actuarial science 
grads focus on the future. 



What does an actuary ac- 
tually do? There are 
more of them now than 
ever, and they're pro- 
moting themselves as 
never before. And yet, most of us are fuzzy 
about their tasks, beyond knowing they 
have something to do with insurance rates. 
Here, from the Society of Actuaries, are a 
few of the projects they may undertake: 

■ placing a price on a company about to 
merge with another 

■ estimating the impact of air-bags in 
automobile losses and determining appro- 
priate rate discounts 

■ projecting Social Security benefits 

■ determining why malpractice insurance 
costs for doctors are skyrocketing 

■ projecting what the AIDS epidemic will 
mean for most life and health insurance 
companies in five, 10 and 20 years 

■ estimating the benefit costs for a labor 
union contract. 



By their very nature, actuaries are 
super-conservative when it comes to fiscal 
matters. They don't like taking chances 
where other people's money is concerned. 

So it's no surprise that actuaries have 
had a rough go of it during the past few 
years as life, health and property casualty 
insurers have all taken it on the chin— and 
not just because of the insurance compa- 
nies' terrible experiences with junk bonds 
and speculative real estate. 

Actuaries had to deal with projections 
concerning asbestos, tobacco, product li- 
ability and AIDS, to say nothing of soaring 
medical costs. Of course insurers have 
always had to deal with their share of 
tornados and other natural disasters. But 
in the past two years, "there were more 
catastrophes than in the previous 10 years 
put together," says Bryan Hearsey, the 
college's actuarial science program coordi- 
nator. Among the disasters were huge oil 
spills in Alaska and the Persian Gulf, an 
earthquake in San Francisco, Hurricane 
Hugo and abnormal droughts and floods 
across the United States and Europe. 

No other group of professionals is 
trained to keep its eyes and ears focused 
so far down the road. In an age when much 
of the nation's business community is 
transfixed by short-term— often quarter-to- 
quarter— performance, actuaries take the 
long view, even decades away. 

Hearsey, who has been at the college for 
more than 20 years, has run the actuarial 
science program since 1989. Lebanon 
Valley offers a major in actuarial science 
within the Department of Mathematical 
Sciences. This year, the actuarial science 



Spring/Summer 1991 



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A Prudent Choice 



program celebrates its 30th anniversary. 
There is probably no greater testament to 
its success than its 100 or so graduates, 
many of whom have gone on to prestigious 
positions with highly regarded firms or the 
government. Since its beginnings in 1961, 
the program has boasted an almost 100 
percent placement rate. 

The program began with conversations 
between Dr. Barnard Bissinger, former 
chair of the math department, and Conrad 
M. Siegel, a Harrisburg consulting actuary. 
Over the years, Siegel 's firm has snapped 
up eight of Lebanon Valley's actuarial 
science grads. 

Bob Mrazik ('79) is one of them. A 
consulting actuary and one of Siegel's 
partners, Mrazik works on retirement plans 
for about 90 corporate clients. He remains 
particularly pleased about the strong math 
background he received at Lebanon Valley 
and the fact that he was able to graduate 
with four of the required 10 professional 
exams under his belt. That allowed him, 
he says, "a super start right out of school." 

Richard London ('65) is another success- 
ful actuarial science graduate. He went on 
to found Actex, the nation's leading actuar- 
ial publishing firm. The Connecticut-based 
company designs and publishes textbooks 
and study guides. 

"Compared with all other liberal arts 
colleges of our size," London says, "there's 
no question about it— it's one of the 
excellent programs in the country. And 
that's not my alumnus pride coming 
through. Without hesitation I can say I 
don't know of any that are better." 

Leslie Mario ('89) received a Fulbright 
Scholarship and spent three months in 
Scotland after her graduation, studying the 
impact of AIDS on insurance. Now she's 
working at Reliance Insurance in Philadel- 
phia, helping to make sure the company 
maintains adequate capital reserves to meet 
future claims. 

Mario loves what she does and credits 
LVC's insistence on a liberal arts back- 
ground, especially courses in communica- 
tion, for preparing her for the real world. 

"Half of my job," she says, "is explain- 
ing the mathematics behind my work to 
people who don't have a math back- 
ground." 

Another actuarial science graduate went 
on to become chief actuary for the state of 
Delaware. One became head of automobile 




When Kiyofumi Sakaguchi ('67) 
first arrived at Lebanon Valley 
in the fall of 1962, he felt he 
needed all the help he could get. "My 
English was very poor and I was very 
confused by the new lifestyle in America," 
recalls the native of Kumamoto, Japan. 

He chose to pursue a career in the 
international language — mathematics— 
and elected to major in actuarial science. 
Now, as president and chief executive 
officer of the Prudential Life Insurance 
Company in Japan, Sakaguchi looks back 
fondly on the support he received while a 
student at Lebanon Valley. 

"Professors and 
students were very 
kind to me," he 
says. "They always 
extended help when- 
ever I needed them. 
Lebanon Valley pre- 
pared me in devel- 
oping my career as 
an international 
businessman." 



pricing for Prudential's U.S. business, 
another the president of Prudential's Japa- 
nese affiliate (see above). Others have 
gone on to DuPont, Penn Mutual, USF&G 
and other major firms. 

The outlook for the 35 current students 
is just as bright, especially with the 
financial services industry becoming less 
and less segmented, according to Hearsey. 

Actuarial science "is a fast track into 
upper-level management," he notes. "A 
very high percentage of actuaries become 
officer-level people in companies. They're 
a very select group of employees." 

In the home office of any insurance 
company, the actuaries enjoy a most 
exalted status. "Actuaries are being trained 
to manage," he says. Upon joining a firm 
after college, many go through a rotation 
process. In their first 10 years, they might 
spend a one-and-a-half-year stint in each 
department— marketing, accounting, un- 
derwriting and others— to get to know the 
whole company. 

About 80 percent of the students who 
become actuarial science majors at Leba- 
non Valley know when they arrive as 
freshmen that that's what they want to do, 
Hearsey says. 



Sakaguchi went on to earn his master's 
degree in actuarial science from Northeast- 
ern University. But it wasn't until 1975 
that he finished his last actuarial exam and 
became a Fellow of the Society of Actuar- 
ies (FSA), the first native of Japan to do 
so. "The long road to the Fellowship was 
no easy one for me because I felt a great 
handicap in preparing for and writing the 
actuarial examination in a foreign lan- 
guage," he recalls. 

In Japan, Sakaguchi has the overall 
responsibility for the Prudential's life in- 
surance operation, as well as for coordinat- 
ing its subsidiaries' activities with institu- 
tional clients and the Japanese government, 
especially the Ministry of Finance. 

He has plenty of warm recollections of 
his times at Lebanon Valley, adding, "My 
most precious and important memories are 
the times I spent together with my wife, 
Joanne" (Joanne M. Cochrane, who ma- 
jored in Spanish and who also graduated 
with the class of 1967). Now living in 
Tokyo, they have three sons— Haruhiko, 
Tetsuya and Kengo. 



Any suggestions for interested students? 
There's no sense even considering an 
actuarial career if you don't excel in math, 
says Hearsey. "That's really what sepa- 
rates actuaries from a lot of other busi- 
nesspeople," he explains. "Actuaries have 
to complete a series of professional exams. 
The first half of those exams is very 
mathematical, and so if you're not good 
in math, you're just not going to make it 
in this profession. And you've got to have 
the kind of personality and the desire to 
work in the business environment." 

Whatever an actuarial science major 
winds up doing, it's likely to be a lot more 
people oriented and a lot more manageri- 
ally focused than the stereotype would lead 
one to believe. 

"The old guy with green eyeshades who 
sits up in the corner and does the calcula- 
tions—that's not the actuary of the 1990s," 
says Hearsey. "That might have been the 
actuary of the 1940s and 1950s, but the 
computer has come in and taken that part 
of the job away. There are still some 
backroom actuaries who aren't any good 
at communicating with people, but that's 
not the typical actuary. It's challenging. 
It's exciting." 



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Art in Iron 



David Billington builds 
links between engineering 
and the liberal arts. 

By Dennis Larison 




In 19th-century France, Gus- 
tave Eiffel brought artistry 
to his iron-truss bridges, 
yet also managed to sub- 
mit the lowest bids. 
Within the discipline of engineering, Eiffel 
was seeking elegance and economy. His 
best-known work, the Eiffel Tower, built 
for the anniversary of the French Revolu- 
tion, almost immediately to French artists 
symbolized the modern world. 

David P. Billington uses such examples 
to show how engineering marvels can be 
works of art— and more. Visiting the 
Lebanon Valley campus in April for the 
college's symposium on "Ethics and Tech- 
nology," the Princeton University profes- 
sor spoke on technology's ethics, aesthetics 
and politics. 

Politics, art and science are the great 
liberal arts, he noted. "So the connection 
between modern engineering and the liberal 
arts is a completely natural one," he 
declared. 

Billington has spent the last 20 years 
trying to help colleges reintegrate engineer- 
ing with the liberal arts. His classes on 
"Structures of the Urban Environment" 
and "Machines in Urban Society" are very 
popular at Princeton. His books, Robert 
Maillart's Bridges: The Art of Engineering 
and The Tower and the Bridge: The New 
Art of Engineering, have given his ideas a 
wide currency. 

Over the past 200 years, technological 
advances were essential to the development 




Princeton's Dr. David Billington 

of American politics and culture, he em- 
phasized. In the 19th century, the industrial 
revolution set in motion four great ideas: 
the use of iron for entire structures or 
machines, the use of steam power for 
engines, the development of the dynamo 
and its network of electrical circuitry and 
the discovery of oil. 

These new technologies enabled Amer- 
ica to expand geographically and govern- 
mentally. The westward movement to 
develop the frontier is "entirely a product 
of engineering"; its machines and struc- 
tures were designed for that purpose, 
Billington emphasized. 

For example, Robert Fulton's steamboat 
and its successors opened up to develop- 
ment the vast Mississippi waterways. (The 
railroad and telegraph brought the second 
westward expansion.) But the steamboat 
presented an ethical dilemma because its 
boilers often exploded, killing hundreds of 
people each year. 

Controlling private enterprise was never 
in the Founding Fathers' minds. But after 
years of debate, Congress finally opted for 
the public's welfare, and in 1852, estab- 
lished the first regulatory agency. It dealt 
with steam pressure and boiler design. 





Thomas Edison's invention of electrical 
power and Henry Ford's mass production 
of the automobile brought even more 
radical changes. Government had to be 
transformed to deal with these immense, 
emerging industries. 

The early days of the railroad deeply 
influenced American artists. "They saw a 
new world emerging in front of them, and 
as the most sensitive people in our society, 
they began to try to grapple with what this 
meant," he pointed out. Engineers like 
Eiffel also became in- 
spired to seek new 
forms that would re- 
flect beauty as well as 
utility. 

In the United States, 
the Brooklyn Bridge, 
designed by the great 
structural engineer John 
Roebling, has had a 
similar cultural signifi- 
cance. It was "a great work of art and also 
a great stimulus to works of art," Billington 
said. 

Using photographs and paintings of the 
bridge, Billington encouraged his audience 
to "look through the tower, through the 
bridge to see the city." In that sense 
"you're going through the technology to 
see the culture," he noted. 

Can this aesthetic approach to engineer- 
ing be taught? Billington believes it can 
be, citing the example of Wilhelm Ritter, 
who taught the two men whom Billington 
called the 20th century's greatest bridge 
designers. One of them, Othmar Ammann, 
worked in steel to create the George 
Washington, Bayonne and Verrazano Nar- 
rows bridges. The other, Robert Maillart, 
developed an entirely new aesthetic by 
using prestressed concrete. 

Ritter, an artist, instructed the two men 
not just in the scientific base of engineering 
but in how bridges come into being through 
the political process. He insisted they look 
at how their works would appear in the 
environment. "These two great engineers 
carried that with them all their lives," 
Billington said. 



Dennis Larison is a staff writer for the 
Lebanon Daily News 



Spring/Summer 1991 



19 




New library director 

Robert Paustian on July 1 will join the 
college as director of Gossard Memorial 
Library. 

Paustian was director of libraries at the 
University of South Dakota. He has also 
been director of the library at Wilkes 
College, assistant director for collections 
at the University of Missouri Libraries and 
public services librarian for the Kansas 
City Public Library. 

He earned a B.A. degree in foreign 
languages and literatures at the University 
of Missouri, an M.A. degree in linguistics 
at the University of Kansas and an M.A. 
in library and information science at the 
University of Missouri. 

He and his wife, Elisabeth, have three 
children. 

Continuing Ed appointment 

Joel Ervin has been appointed associate 
director of continuing education. 

Ervin, who had been associate director 
of special programs at Franklin & Marshall 
College, will be responsible for Lebanon 
Valley's continuing education program, 
which will be offered on the F&M campus 
beginning this fall. 

She has worked at F&M since 1962. She 
began as a secretary in the Department of 
Government, became administrative assis- 
tant in the Office of Deans and from 
1978-89 was coordinator of non-credit 
continuing education. She was named 
associate director of special programs in 
early 1989. 

A Lancaster resident, Ervin holds a 
bachelor's degree from Westminster Col- 
lege and a master's degree from Temple 
University. 

Teaching award 

Dr. Jim Scott, professor of German, has 
received the Sears-Roebuck Teaching Ex- 
cellence and Campus Leadership Award. 

The award, administered by the Founda- 
tion for Independent Higher Education, 
honors faculty members who have made a 



Dr. Owen Moe 



Gerald J. Petrofes 



Dr. Richard Cornelius 



distinct difference in the teaching climate 
of the college. 

Scott was chosen by Dean William 
McGill on the basis of nominations made 
by a committee composed of the associate 
dean, three faculty members selected by 
the Central Committee and three students 
selected by Student Council. 

Coming up roses 

Steve Scaniello ('78) was chosen to design 
a rose garden for Amera-Flora, a flower 



show to take place in Columbus, Ohio, 
from April to October 1992. 

The show will celebrate the 500th anni- 
versary of Columbus' coming to America. 
It will include various floral displays and 
exhibits. Scaniello will design and plant a 
one-half acre rose garden containing some 
2,500 rose bushes. 

At Brooklyn Botanical Gardens in New 
York, Scaniello is in charge of the rose 
garden. He recently published a book, 
Roses of America, which will be sold in the 
college bookstore. 



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Summer stipend 



Dr. James Broussard, chair of the history 
department, was awarded a summer sti- 
pend from the National Endowment for the 
Humanities. 

For his project, titled "The Era of Good 
Feelings After the War of 1812," he will 
research the movement from one political 
party system in 1815 to another in 1830. 

Broussard will be conducting his re- 
search in New York, Philadelphia and 
Washington, D.C. 

Feminist seminar 

Dr. Phylis Dryden, assistant professor of 
English, will participate in a summer 
seminar funded by the National Endow- 
ment for the Humanities. 

The seven-week seminar at Boston Col- 
lege will focus on feminist criticism of 
selected English novels. Dryden will study 
novels by George Eliot, Jane Austen and 
Virginia Woolf. 

Baseball memoir 

The Minneapolis Review of Baseball has 
accepted an essay by Dean William McGill 
for publication in its January 1992 issue. 

His article, "Shadow Memories," is 
based on his experience of returning to see 
a game at Chicago's Wrigley Field after 
an 18-year absence, and remembering 
other fields and other games. 

He recalls sitting in his favorite spot in 
left field (before they put in the basket by 
the ivied brick wall to deter overeager 
fans): "Out there I caught home run balls 
off the bats of Gene Baker and Ernie Banks 
and just missed one by Billy Williams. 
Actually 'caught' is not quite the word. 
My technique was to wait for the rebound: 
the first guy almost always muffs it." 

Chemistry grant 

Two chemistry majors and a faculty mem- 
ber have received a grant of $7,300 to 
develop a modular, instrument-based chem- 
istry course. They are Dr. Owen Moe, 
professor of chemistry, junior Sarah O'Sul- 
livan and sophomore Amy Bonsor. 

The award was one of 21 made by the 
Special Grant Program in the Chemical 
Sciences of the Camille and Henry Dreyfus 
Foundation. 



Teacher of the year 

Carolyn Soderman ('66), a first-grade 
teacher at Wandell School in Saddle River, 
NJ, was named teacher of the year for her 
local area. 

Her selection is part of the New Jersey 
Governor's Teacher Recognition Program. 
She won a stipend of $500, provided by 
the State Department of Education. 

Religion secretary 

Susan L. Donmoyer has been hired as 
secretary for the Office of the Chaplain and 
the philosophy and religion department. 

A Lebanon native, Donmoyer was for- 
merly employed as a secretary at the 
Cornwall Manor retirement community. 

Named to Hall of Fame 

Gerald J. Petrofes, who was head wres- 
tling coach for over 25 years, has been 
inducted into the NCAA Division HI 
Wrestling Hall of Fame in Rock Island, IL. 
Petrofes, who retired in 1987, compiled 
a record of 212-165-5, making him the 
coach with the most wins in any sport in 
the college's history. He also had five 
Division III All-Americas, five conference 
championships and 45 conference place 



NSF panel chair 

Dr. Richard Cornelius, chair of the 
chemistry department, recently traveled to 
Washington, D.C, to chair a National 
Science Foundation seven-member panel 
considering proposals for equipment to 
improve chemistry laboratory programs. 

Compositions performed 

Nevelyn Knisley, adjunct associate profes- 
sor of music, recently performed nine of 
her compositions in Washington, D.C. She 
was part of a concert featuring the music 
of American women composers, sponsored 
by the D.C. Federation of Music Clubs. 

Coaching football, too 

Tim Ebersole, head baseball coach, ad- 
mission counselor and assistant football 
coach since 1986, was promoted to assis- 
tant head football coach. 



Ebersole is a 1983 graduate of Ship- 
pensburg University, where he was a 
quarterback who set records for the passing 
yardage in a single season, for touchdown 
passes in a single season and for career 
passing yardage. 

Outstanding adult student 

Billie Babe, a junior psychology major, 
has been named a 1991 Outstanding Adult 
Student in Higher Education by the Penn- 
sylvania Association for Adult Continuing 
Education. 

Babe, the mother of two boys, is 
employed by the J.R. Ramos Dental Lab 
in Lebanon. She is the first student from 
the college to receive this honor. 

New trustees elected 

The college Board of Trustees recently 
elected new members and honored retiring 
members at its semi-annual meeting in 
April. Donald M. Cooper and Allan F. 
Wolfe were elected to three-year terms, 
and John C. Bowerman '92 was elected 
to a one-year term. 

Cooper, president, chairman and CEO 
of Hamilton Bank, attended the Wharton 
School of Finance as well as the University 
of Virginia, Harvard, Rutgers and Colum- 
bia. He is active in Boy Scouts and the 
American Institute of Banking. 

Wolfe, a professor of biology at Leba- 
non Valley, received his Ph.D. in zoology 
from the University of Vermont. He held 
a NASA Traineeship for Doctoral Study 
from 1965 to 1968, and won the Darbarker 
Prize for Microscopical Study from the 
Pennsylvania Academy of Science in 1986 
and 1989. 

Bowerman, a junior English major, is a 
Presidential Leadership Scholar and a mem- 
ber of the honors program. 

The board re-elected to three-year terms 
Katherine Bishop, Wesley Dellinger, 
Elaine Hackman, Gerald Kauffman, 
John Shumaker, Kathryn Taylor, J. 
Dennis Williams and Harry Yost. 

Elizabeth Weisburger became a trustee 
emeritus. Felton May and Susan Morri- 
son became honorary trustees. The board 
also recognized for their service those who 
are retiring as members: Raymond Carr, 
Susan Hassinger, Bryan Hearsey, Ridgley 
Salter, Donald Shover and Joan Sowers. 



Spring/Summer 1991 



21 



SPORTS 



By John B. Deamer, Jr. 
Sports Information Director 



Men's Basketball (14-11) 

Under head coach Pat Flannery, Lebanon 
Valley recorded its first back-to-back win- 
ning seasons since the Don Johnson era of 
the early 1970s. The Dutchmen's record 
this year was 15-12, and last year, 17-9. 

The Dutchmen finished the year by 
hosting the Eastern Collegiate Athletic 
Conference Tournament, and were the 
top-seeded team going into the competi- 
tion. The second through fourth seeds were 




This exciting moment in the game with 
Dickinson helped make it a winning season. 

Allentown College and two teams from 
New York— Mount St. Vincent College 
and Yeshiva University. But in the champi- 
onship game, the Dutchmen fell to Allen- 
town, 70-67. 

The season's highlight occurred on Jan. 
22, when Lebanon Valley knocked off 
Franklin & Marshall in Lynch, 72-67. 
Even with a freshman-dominated line-up, 
the Dutchmen continued their tradition of 
defeating their arch rivals. F&M's Diplo- 
mats had come to Annville ranked number 



one in the country, with a mark of 15-0. 
With a win, F&M would have tied its 
longest winning streak to start a season 
(16). (In the 1980-81 season, the Diplo- 
mats were 16-0, but lost to the Dutchmen 
in Lynch, 53-46.) Last season, F&M was 
No. 1 in Division III in the final week of 
the season, but lost to Lebanon Valley, 
57-55. 

Senior forward Troy Krall led the Dutch- 
men this season in scoring (12.6 ppg) and 
rebounding (6.3 rpg). Also graduating this 
year will be co-captain and center Dave 
Bentz (8.6 ppg), guard Ray Kargo (5.2 
ppg) and two of the three co-captains— 
forwards Joe Rilatt and Kevin Arnold. 

Next season, the Dutchmen return with 
13 freshmen and four sophomores. The 
future looks bright. 

Women's Basketball (5-18) 

Senior center Carla Myers enjoyed a 
banner year for Lebanon Valley, scoring 
her 1,000th career point with her final 
two-point shot in the last game of the 
season. Myers met this plateau in only 
three seasons, since she was not eligible 
during her sophomore year. 

Myers was named to the All-Middle 
Atlantic Conference (MAC) First Team in 
the Southwest Division. During the 1990- 
1991 season, the senior stand-out amassed 
385 points and gathered 280 rebounds, 
leading Lebanon Valley in both categories. 

She led the MAC Southern Division in 
free-throw percentage (79.8 percent). In 
addition, in the division she was third in 
rebounding (11.5 rpg), sixth in scoring 
(17.3 ppg) and sixth in field goal percent- 
age (50 percent). 

First-year coach Kathy Nelson looks to 
build next year's squad around junior guard 
Pam Grove (11.5 ppg) and sophomore 
forward Jan Ogurcak (9.5 ppg, 8.7 rpg). 

Wrestling (11-9-1) 

Lebanon Valley's 32-21 win at Albright 
secured the Dutchmen's first winning sea- 
son under third-year head coach Larry 
Larthey. They had a strong finish, winning 
their last four meets, including a 24-23 



upset over highly regarded Gettysburg, on 
its own turf. 

Sophomore Todd Rupp, a 134-pounder, 
led the team with a 25-7-1 overall record, 
including a third-place in the Middle 
Atlantic Conference Tournament in Febru- 
ary. Rupp will co-captain the team next 
season, along with junior stand-out Kevin 
Stein. 

Men's and Women's Swimming 

Five Lebanon Valley swimmers competed 
in the Middle Atlantic Conference Swim 
Championships at Swarthmore in Febru- 
ary. 

Senior Kim Manning swam a 2:01.8 in 
the 200-yard freestyle to finish fifth in the 
championship heat; teammate senior Becky 
Dugan was sixth in the championship heat 
of the 50-yard freestyle, with a 26:2. 
Freshman Moira Williams took home a 
16th place finish in the consolation heat of 
the 100-yard butterfly (1:18), and sopho- 
more Stacey Hollenshead was 16th in the 
100-yard backstroke consolation heat 
(1:10.2). 

For the men, freshman Mike Hain was 
13th in the consolation heat of the 50-yard 
freestyle (23:2). 

This one's for "Rinso" 

An inaugural holiday basketball tourna- 
ment in honor of Dr. George R. "Rinso" 
Marquette '48, retired dean of students at 
the college, is being planned for Jan. 4-5 
of next year. 

The Lebanon Valley College/Dr. George 
"Rinso" Marquette Invitational Tourna- 
ment, to be held in Lynch Memorial Hall, 
will include teams from Scranton, Trenton 
State and Widener universities. The first 
round will pit Widener against Scranton 
on Jan. 4, at 6 p.m. Lebanon Valley will 
host Trenton State that evening at 8 p.m. 
The consolation game will begin at 1 p.m. 
on Jan. 5. The championship game will 
follow at 3 p.m. 

During his long and varied administra- 
tive and teaching career at the college, Dr. 
Marquette coached the men's basketball 
team from 1952 to 1960. 



22 



The Valley 



ALUMNI 



A rapid rise 
to a top spot 

By Diane Wenger 

A young alumna who worked her way up 
from waitressing to earning an M.B.A. and 
being adept with computers now manages 
Lebanon Valley's $16-million budget. 

As controller and treasurer, Deborah 
Fullam ('81) helps to make the decisions 
on "everything related to money" at 
Lebanon Valley, she notes. She handles 
federal funds and monies for special 
projects, and is in charge of the college 
business office's staff of five. 

The kind of dedication the 30-year-old 
brings to this job is shown by the goal 
she has set for her office: She hopes to 
make it the best of its kind, "one that the 
auditors will hold up as an example for 
other colleges." 

After graduating from Lebanon Valley 
a decade ago with a dual degree in 
education and psychology, Fullam worked 
as a waitress and substitute teacher when 
she could not find a full-time teaching 
position. Frustrated with her job search, 
she returned to college in 1982 and took 
18 credits in computer science. 

That led to a job in the college's 
computer services area as an administrative 
assistant. She thought she would be at the 
college for one year, she says, never 
suspecting it would stretch into 10— and 
lead to her becoming the college's highest- 
ranking woman administrator. Fullam is 
one of six "general officers," who, along 
with the president, are responsible for the 
operation of the institution. 

She describes that first academic assis- 
tant position as a "basic support job," in 
which she did a variety of work, including 
"fishing wire through conduits" while 
Garber Science Center was under construc- 
tion. She later assisted in converting the 
development office from "paper and pen- 
cil" to a computer system. And she helped 
write several grant proposals, including 
one from the Whitaker Foundation to 
purchase the VAX computer system, and 




Hard work and determination propelled Deborah Fullam into a high-level job at the college. 



several that resulted in grants from the Ben 
Franklin Partnership. Always conscious of 
finances, she continued to work as a 
waitress for several years to supplement 
her income. 

On her way to the controller's office, 
Fullam taught computer workshops, was 
an adjunct instructor in math and held the 
position of assistant director of computer 
services and coordinator of academic com- 
puting. In her various roles with the 
computer department, she learned how all 
other college departments functioned. That 
knowledge, she points out, works in her 
favor now that she deals with their financial 
needs. 

When John Synodinos assumed the presi- 
dency of the college in 1988, he named 
Fullam as his assistant for institutional 
research, budget and planning. In March 
1989 she became controller of the college; 
at the May 1990 board of trustees' meeting, 
she was named treasurer. Fullam claims 
that "a whole lot of luck" was also involved 
in her rapid rise at Lebanon Valley. 

But this "luck" was supplemented by a 
lot of hard work and determination. In 
1987, Fullam earned an M.B.A. from the 
Philadelphia College of Textiles and Sci- 
ence. She had begun taking the classes 
when her son was 6 months old; by the 
time she finished that degree, she had a 
second son who was 4 months old. She and 



her husband, Walt, are expecting a third 
child in September. 

Fullam is more conscious of being the 
youngest top administrator than of being 
the only woman in the general officers 
group. This is especially apparent when 
they discuss their children: Hers are pre- 
schoolers, and her fellow officers' children 
are in college or married. She points out 
that none of them have to deal with 
babysitting problems when they go to a 
college function. 

Fullam does not, however, think of 
herself as a role model, even though many 
women, especially those new to the college 
community, are pleasantly surprised to find 
a young woman in such a powerful posi- 
tion. Teaching, she observes, in fact gave 
her a better opportunity to serve as a 
model. She would try to impress on her 
students that women can be very successful 
in the technical and quantitative fields 
traditionally dominated by men. 

Based on her own experiences, Fullam 
suggests that both young men and women 
coming out of college must be flexible. 
"You can't have rigid goals; you can't be 
unwilling to take a risk," she advises. "I 
originally wanted to be an elementary 
guidance counselor." If she had not been 
open to other possibilities, she notes, she 
would not have agreed to accept a non- 
teaching position and would not be where 



Spring/Summer 1991 



23 



she is now in her career. 

Fullam keeps up with her demanding 
workload by taking work home in the 
evenings and on weekends. A recently 
purchased home computer makes it easier 
for her to leave work after an eight-hour 
day; spend time with her sons, Brendan, 
5, and Christopher, 2; and then resume 
working after they're in bed. 

She juggles the demands of job and 
home with the help of "a very supportive 
husband," who is director of continuing 
education at Penn State's Berks Campus. 
The Fullams share parenting chores equally; 
Walt takes morning duties and Deborah 
takes the evening ones. When one of the 
boys is sick, Walt is just as likely as she 
is to stay home. 

Working full-time and being a parent 
leave little time for other interests at this 
point in their life, however. "Our kids are 
our hobby," Fullam says. 

Despite her rapid climb to the top of the 
administrative hierarchy, Fullam has re- 
tained her love of the academic. "I always 
wanted to teach," she says. "I really like 
people; I am user-oriented, and I miss the 
students." At some point, she hopes to 
complete the circle, combining her formal 
education and work experience by teaching 
management classes with a computer orien- 
tation. 

Diane Wenger is a senior English major 
and administrative assistant to President 
John Synodinos. 



He took education 
seriously— and slowly 

By Lois Fegan 

If Lebanon Valley College were to offer a 
blue ribbon to the graduate who farms the 
most acreage, Norman F Miller ('82) 
would win hands down. 

As manager of the Milton S. Hershey 
School Farm, he oversees 9,300 rich acres 
in seven townships of three counties— 
Lebanon, Lancaster and Dauphin— and 
co-manages an experimental program to 
boot. 

Miller, a farm lad from Indiana, returned 
to the land he loved when he and his wife 
were offered the post of houseparents at 
one of the Hershey School homes. He had 
just finished serving in Viet Nam with the 
Air Force, and the couple jumped at the 
chance. Only after they had settled in did 




Vicki and Norman Miller display the fruits 
of their labor from Hershey School Farm. 

they learn that Miller's ancestors— the 
Hoeppner clan— were Lancaster County 
settlers. As he puts it, "Unknowingly I had 
come home." 

Before long, he had become dairy 
manager, and moved rapidly to his present 
position. "It's not a job for a clock 
watcher," he says. Accounting for the 
resources on that vast acreage is just one 
part of his diverse responsibilities. He has 
a hand in everything that goes on in his 
manor. 

Take the successful Hershey /Agway part- 
nership to develop new produce through 
plant genetics, crossbreeding and other 
techniques. It was Miller who six years ago 
realized that the Hershey land was being 
underutilized, just when the agribusiness 
giant was seeking a place for an experimen- 
tal farm. 

Their marriage— a natural— has been a 
success, as witnessed by half a dozen new 
varieties of corn, watermelons, zucchini 
and other produce in this year's Agway 
catalog. 

Or take the challenge of educating city 
kids in the mysterious wonders of farm life. 
A few summers ago, Norm invited the 
Derry Township Parks and Recreation 
Department to send out a vanload of boys 
and girls for a "day on the farm." Now the 
requests from afar pile up long before the 
veggies are ready to harvest. 

But these are just extras. At 6:30 a.m., 



Miller usually can be found at his desk, 
coping with a bumper crop of paperwork. 
Later in the day, he makes his rounds of 
the distant fields, advising here, helping 
there, as his farmers work to improve their 
output. At the little farm stand along Route 
322, where the Hershey staff sells excess 
produce to the public, he'll occasionally 
arrive unannounced to ask, "How's busi- 
ness?" Customers love to try out the 
Hershey/ Agway trial crops. 

Then there are the inevitable meetings 
with other Hershey executives. They seek 
Miller's input on everything from rerouting 
traffic during the annual antique auto show 
to planning next year's budget. 

The busy man makes sure to set aside 
"family time" with his wife, Vicki, and 
their youngsters— Ben, 16, John, 13, and 
Kim, 1 1 . They take part in social activities, 
birthday parties and reunions; weekend 
travels to museums and historic sites; and 
church programs. 

When, then, exactly, did he have time 
for classes at Lebanon Valley? Norm 
Miller took his education seriously— but 
slowly. When he finally was awarded his 
degree in psychology, it was after 13 years 
at seven different schools. 

Though he began early in his military 
career to take advantage of night school 
courses, his frequent transfers took him to 
classrooms from the University of Hawaii 
to Princeton, with four schools in between. 
And when he mustered out after his second 
four-year hitch with the Air Force, he still 
had not stayed in any one place long 
enough; a year and a half's study remained. 

Once embarked on his new career, there 
didn't seem time to hit the books. But 
Vicki, a school teacher, put her foot down: 
"You're going to get that degree," she 
insisted. 

With his first visit to Annville, he was 
hooked, impressed both by the college's 
curriculum and by the care and patience the 
Lebanon Valley registration staff and fac- 
ulty showed this oddly qualified latecomer. 

"They worked out my credits from all 
those places in all those subjects, and 
decided psychology would be the best 
major for me, with a minor in business. 
They were right. In 1982 I graduated from 
one of the best colleges in the nation," he 
declared proudly. 

"And there's not a day passes that I 
don't use what I learned in those psychol- 
ogy classes, either at work or at home." 

Lois Fagan is a freelance writer who lives 
in Hershey. 



24 The Valley 



CLASS 



O T E S 



Pre-1940s 



News 

Helena Maulfair Bouder *20 moved into Oakland 
Village Retirement Center in Toledo, OH, in June 
1990. 

Dorothy Hiester Behney '30 is happy in her 
independent living apartment at the Villas of 
Brookhaven, only two miles from her daughter and 
family and also close to other family members. Her 
address is: 1 Country Lane, Apt. D104, Brookville, 
OH 45309. 

Claude R. Donmoyer '33 is still playing tennis, 
mostly social, as his 80th birthday approaches. Claude 
remains one of the best tennis players Lebanon County 
ever produced. His' opponents testify that he's still got 
all his shots and knows how to place them. Claude 
both taught and coached the game, serving as Lebanon 
Valley's coach in the late 1940s. He volunteered his 
time to call lines at tournaments. 

Bruce M. Metzger '35 reports that after 17 years 
of work, the Standard Bible Committee (National 
Council of Churches), which he chaired, published the 
New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. This is 
an ecumenical Bible, containing the books accepted 
by Protestants, Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox 
denominations. (See story on page 2.) 

Deaths 

Ammon L. Boltz '17, Jan. 23, 1991. 

Mary Garver Mathewson '17, Jan. 8, 1991 . 

Norman M. Bouder '19, Oct. 6, 1989. Norman 
worked at Edgewood Arsenal, MD, for 33 years and 
was assistant chief at the Technical Services Division 
when he retired in 1953. 

Marion Heffelman Fishburn '22, Dec, 30, 1990. 
Marion was a retired school teacher. 

John W. Beattie '29, Dec. 26, 1990. John was a 
well-known estate planner. 

Warren E. Burtner '30, Feb. 20, 1990. Warren 
served in World War II and returned to continue 
teaching at Steelton High School. 

Warren F. Mentzer (Dr.) '35, Jan. 29, 1991. 
Warren was a retired United Methodist minister. 

D. Homer Kendall (Rev.) '36, Jan. 31, 1991. 

Richard C. Rader '36, Jan. 9, 1991. Richard was 
the Lititz, PA, postmaster from 1959 until 1972, when 
he retired. 

Cynthia M. Lamke '39, Oct. 24, 1990. 

Coda W. Sponaugle '39, Feb. 11, 1991. 



1940s 



News 

David W. Gockley (Dr.) '42 was selected for 
Who's Who in America, 1991 and Who's Who in 
Religion, 1991. David was also elected to serve on the 
United Theological Seminary Board of Advisors. 

Miriam Carper Frey *44 retired recently, after 
serving for 42 years as minister of music and organist 
at the Palmyra Church of the Brethren. Miriam directed 
four choirs, three handbell choirs and a brass quartet. 
She also retired from teaching private lessons in piano 
and organ. 

Alfred L. Blessing '45 in 1990 made three trips to 
West Palm Beach, FL, and one to Colchester, VT, to 
learn sculling— rowing alone in a long slender boat. 
In between, he spent part of June and July working 



with the Israeli Defense Forces near Tel Aviv. He 
helped pack duffel bags with equipment for reservists 
called up for duty, then loaded the bags on army trucks. 

Gordon B. Kemp (M.D.) '46 has been named chief 
of the ophthalmology department of the Senior Friend- 
ship Center of Naples, FL. The center, staffed by 
retired physicians who volunteer their time, provides 
general and specialized medical services to low- 
income senior citizens. Gordon is also a consultant in 
ophthalmology at the Veterans Administration Outpa- 
tient Center in Fort Myers, and has recently been 
appointed a lay reader at St. John's Episcopal Church 
in Naples. 

Florence E. Barnhart '47 retired in June 1990 after 
31 years of teaching in Deny Township Public 
Schools, Hershey, PA. Florence had a 43-year career 
in education. 

Deaths 

Avra G. Esch '41, Aug. 20, 1990. 
Walter Jacoby, husband of Pauline Smee Jacoby 
'42, died Jan. 23, 1990. 
Walter K. Ebersole '43, Sept, 28, 1990. 
Virginia Dromgold Libhart '46. Dec. 12, 1990. 

1950s 

News 

Charles R. Eigenbrode '50 will retire from the 
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, 
Department of Behavioral Science, on July 1 . He plans 
to maintain a part-time private practice in clinical 
psychology. 

Ethel Beam Mark '50 retired in June 1983 from the 
Lower Dauphin (PA) School District as an elementary 
teacher in East Hanover Township. 

William Wertz '50 retired and is enjoying every 
minute of it! 

Elliott V. Nagle '50 opted for early retirement in 
September 1990 to devote more time to his practice 
as a registered patent agent. This concluded his 34 
years as a research chemist for Aristech Chemical 
(recently acquired by Mitsubishi) and its predecessor, 
USS Chemicals Division of U.S. Steel. Elliott initially 
was employed as a development chemist by E.I. 
DuPont at its Louisville, KY, Neoprene Works. He 
then served with the U.S. Army Chemical Corps at 
Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. Elliott obtained an 
MS in organic chemistry at the University of Delaware. 

James W. Parsons '50 and Mary Jane Kern '55 
were married Nov. 9, 1990. 

Floyd M. Baturin *51 spoke about "Legal Ethics" 
on a panel sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. 
Floyd is a partner in the Harrisburg law firm of Baturin 
& Baturin. 

Joseph P. Bering '52 (Dr.) was presented with the 
John B. Sollenberger Award for meritorious commu- 
nity service. He was honored for his more than 28 
years of professional service to the Lebanon High and 
Lebanon Catholic athletic programs. Joseph also tells 
us that last July he became an assistant professor of the 
Hershey Medical Center residence program: GSH 
family medicine. 

John E. Giachero '52 retired after teaching music 
for 38 years in the public schools, but a local school 
has discovered that he's a terrific substitute music 
teacher. John still plays in the Raritan Valley Sym- 
phonic Band and sings in two choirs. 

David D. Neiswender *53 (Dr.) retired Nov. 1, 
1990 from Mobil Research and Development. David 



worked for the corporation for 33 1/2 years, most 
recently as administrative manager of the Products 
Research and Technical Service Division in Paulsboro, 
NJ. 

Edward H. Walton '53 wrote several hundred 
biographies for a baseball reference book. The Ball 
Players, published last summer by Arbor House/ 
William Morrow. 

Donald J. Gingrich '54 retired July 1. 1990, after 
36 years of teaching music in public schools. Donald 
was also the director of music for 32 years at 
Stewartstown United Methodist Church. His daughter, 
Amy, was Miss York County for 1990. 

John B. Allwein '56 is chief of oral and maxillofa- 
cial surgery at Bay Pines Veterans Administration 
Medical Center, St. Petersburg, FL. 

Nancy Kirby Fisher '56 retired in June 1989 after 
33 years of teaching third grade in the Susquehanna 
Township (PA) School District. 

Luke K. Grubb '57 presented an organ concert at 
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lititz, PA. on 
Jan. 27, 1991. 

Ned D. Heindel '59 (Dr.) was re-elected to a 
three-year term as director from Region III of the 
American Chemical Society. Ned has been on the 
Lehigh faculty since 1966, and has been an adjunct 
professor of diagnostic radiology at the Hahnemann 
Medical College since 1973. He directed Hahnemann's 
Center for Health Sciences from 1980 to 1987. 



1960s 



News 

Roland W. Barnes '62 last July was appointed as 
a Superior Court judge for criminal bond hearings and 
other matters assigned by the chief judge of the 
Superior Court in Fulton County, GA, (Atlanta Judicial 
Circuit). 

Marilyn Tinker Jennerjohn '62 will have her 
biography included in the premier edition of Who's 
Who Among America's Teachers. 1990. Marilyn 
teaches 10th and I lth grade English at Spring Grove 
(PA) Area High School. Six of her World Literature 
Honors students have had clues published in a nation- 
ally distributed game, "Clever Endeavor." They had 
written the clues as a class project in 1988-89. 

Edgar W. Conrad '64 (Dr.) was promoted to 
reader in the Department of Studies in Religion at The 
University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia), where 
he is director of graduate studies (M.A. and Ph.D. 
degrees). His book, Reading Isaiah, with a foreword 
by Walter Brueggemann, was published by Fortress 
Press in its Overtures to Biblical Theology Series in 
April. 

Linda Slonaker Conrad '64 (Dr.) moved from her 
position as equal employment opportunity coordinator 
for Griffith University (Brisbane, Australia) to take 
up an academic post in Griffith's Center for the 
Advancement of Learning and Teaching. In addition 
to conducting workshops for academic staff, she is 
involved in research on dissertation supervision. 

John W. Davis '64 received the 1990 award from 
the Lebanon County Council of Human Service 
Agencies for being a "zealous and dedicated" United 
Way volunteer since 1972. He is head coach of both 
the boys* and girls' varsity swim teams at Cedar Crest 
High School. 

Joan Krall Shertzer *64 is director of the Achieve- 
ment Center in Lancaster, PA. The center offers 
programs in weight control, smoking cessation, stress 



Spring/Summer 1991 



25 



management, memory enhancement and anxiety reduc- 
tion through hypnosis. 

Correction: The winter Class Notes incorrectly 
listed the bride of Richard A. Lento '66. He married 
Karen L. Saltzer Lutz '83 on Oct. 8. 1990. in Kauai. 
Hawaii. The Valley regrets the error. 

Carolyn Miller Soderman '66 is working on a 
master's in special education and taking flying lessons. 

Paula Snyder Aboyoun '68 lives in Olney. MD. 
with husband Charles and children Cathy, Deena and 
Chuck. She took a trip with nurse colleagues to study 
the longevity of Caucasian mountain people of Georgia 
in the Soviet Union. During the trip, she visited the 
Hermitage in Leningrad and the Kremlin and Moscow. 

Brooks N. Trefsgar *68 was recognized for achiev- 
ing Mutual of New York's prestigious Top 50 ranking 
for 1989-90. Brooks is in the top 1 percent of the firm's 
4,300-member sales force. 

Dennis L. Frantz '69 (Rev.) is pastor of the 
Lebanon Gospel Center and employed at the Good 
Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon. 

Paula K. Hess '69 (Dr.) last October was named 
director of legislative research for the 52-member 
House Legislature Research Staff (R) in Harrisburg. 

Douglas R. Winemiller '69 plays trumpet with the 
Keystone Brass Quintet. They presented a concert of 
classical and sacred selections for the Fine Arts Series 
at Lancaster Bible College on Feb. 15, 1991. 

Deaths 

Frances Swank Weitz '60, Jan. 2, 1991. 
Kathryn King Royer '62. May 20, 1988. 



1970s 



News 

Marilyn Graves Kimple '72 is in her second year 
of teaching German at the Spartanburg Day School. 
Marilyn and her husband spent June 1990 touring 
southern Germany, Austria and Switzerland (and 
Budapest) with a high school orchestra. 

Carolyn Drescher Lincoln '72 (Dr.), who received 
her Ph.D. in microbiology from the School of Medi- 
cine at the University of Pittsburgh in 1979, was 
recently promoted to director of technical services at 
Bionique Testing Laboratories, Inc. She reports she is 
the mother of an adorable 4-year-old, David W. 
Lincoln III. 

Janet E. Smith '72 was appointed executive 
director of the Philadelphia office of the Pennsylvania 
Nurses Association. 

Cynthia L. Evans '73 was the exhibits chairperson 
for the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Society for 
Medical Technology, in April in Harrisburg. She was 
also the 1990 Pennsylvania nominee for "Member of 
the Year" of the American Society for Medical 
Technology. 

Ralph J. Fetrow '73 and Sara Harding Fetrow 
'73 welcomed a son, John Harding Fetrow, Dec. 11, 
1990. 

Bonnie Phillips Guggenheim '73 (major, U.S. 
Army Reserve) is teaching seventh grade geography 
at Skinner Middle School, Denver Public Schools. 
Bonnie was on alert status for Operation Desert Storm. 
She lives in Aurora with sons Jimmy and David. 




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Debra A. Kirchof-Glazier '73 (Dr.) is associate 
professor of biology and chair of the Health and Allied 
Health Professions Committee at Juniata College. 

Steven B. Korpon '73 is in his ninth year as 
department chairperson of science at Severna Park 
High School in Anne Arundel County, MD. In the 
summers, he is a consultant/youth education coordina- 
tor with the National Space Club and NASA Goddard 
Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. 

Philip D. Rowland '73 is finishing 10 years at 
Central Presbyterian in St. Louis. In the past two years, 
Phil has gained a new concert series, a new pipe organ 
and an ever-expanding music ministry. His family 
participates in church choirs, tours and musicals. 

Mary E. Weigel '73 married James J. Whalen in 
November 1990 at Harris Street United Methodist 
Church, Harrisburg, PA. 

Wendy Kline Fiala '74 was in the International 
Quarter Horse Show in Alabama with her horse "Jags 
Showdown." This is the top show for quarter horses 
in the world, with over $500,000 in prize money. 
Wendy has been riding and jumping her horses for 
many years. She and her husband, Steve, and their 
son. Mark, live in Neshanic Station. NJ. 

William R. Kauffman '74 was appointed vice 
president of Sutliff Chevrolet/GEO of Harrisburg. For 
10 years. Bill had directed the high school band in the 
Camp Hill School District. 

Jeanne S. Lukens "74 married Christopher L. 
Worley Aug. 8, 1988 in Maui, Hawaii. Their son, 
Keegan Kristopher, was bom March 8, 1990. 

Susan Wood Nasuti '74 is working for a home 
health care agency, PRN Healthcare Services, Inc. in 
Ardmore, PA. Susan also volunteers at her children's 
school, including helping to produce the first school 
yearbook and writing a grant proposal for and imple- 
menting an Artists in Education Grant from the 
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. 

Edward E. Quick '74 (Dr.) is employed as 
manager of safety, health and environment by the 
Engineering Plastics Division of Hoechst Cleanese 
Corporation in Bishop, Texas. Elizabeth Markowitz 
Quick '74 is a registered nurse. Their children are 
Jason, 18, a student at Texas A & M University; 
Andrew, 7; and Alissa, 4. 

Thomas D. Shanaman '74 has joined Eugene 
Davids Co., Inc. as sales manager in the Office 
Equipment Group, a regional office equipment and 
office interiors dealership in Reading, PA. 

George B. Williams, Jr. '75 and Michele are the 
parents of twins— Alexandra Marie and George B. 
Williams, Ill-born Aug. 3, 1990. 

Theresa V. Brown '76 was recently named the 
chief for research and evaluation for the Pennsylvania 
Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the elderly in 
the Department of Aging. 

Nanette LaCorte '76 participated in the Greater 
Yellowstone Recovery Project in the summer of 1990. 
She helped rebuild a bridge. The project was featured 
in Exxon Corporation's magazine. The Lamp. Nan is 
a member of the Atlantic Brass Band, which performed 
along with the U.S. Army's Ceremonial Brass Band, 
on March 17. 1991. in Millville, NJ. 

Kathy Davidson Ireland '77 has relumed to the law 
firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in an "of counsel" 
position, specializing in employee benefits law. 

Deborah Margolf Jenks '77 and Timothy A. Jenks 
'79 are the proud parents of their first daughter, 
Katharine Margaret Jenks, bom Sept. 14, 1990. 

Kay Futty Kelsey '77 is assistant director of a 
Phoenix, AZ. day care and pre-school. 



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Raymond C. Kelsey '77 owns a manufacturing 
business, RJS Precision Extrusions Inc., in Phoenix. 

Gary R. Kutay '77 has been named branch manager 
of General Rehabilitation Services Inc., a newly 
opened office in Harrisburg. 

Lyn Applegate Lewis '77 and her husband, Al, and 
daughter. Amy, have moved to Fairhaven, NJ. Lyn 
teaches private clarinet lessons and volunteers as 
director of a youth choir at Colts Neck Reformed 
Church. She also teaches Sunday School, directs a 
church jazz band, sings in the senior choir and plays 
in church for special occasions. She is an active 
member of Alpha Delta Kappa and Mothers of 
Pre-Schoolers. Lyn is in her 10th year of playing 
clarinet with the Monmouth Symphony Orchestra and 
is a freelance musician of Local 399. But what she 
enjoys most is being at home and bringing up her 
daughter, Amy. 

Carol Martin Moorefield '77 is an elementary 
general music instructor with the Warren County (PA) 
School District. 

Karen Fitch Parker '77 is an administrative 
assistant to the director of Alumni Affairs at Dartmouth 
College. Karen had worked in the alumni office since 
July 1984. Before that she taught grades 2 through 12 
at Claremont Christian Academy— essentially teaching 
all subjects except phys ed. Karen has also been active 
in church work and in community musical groups. 

Sheila M. Roche '77 is teaching second grade at 
Benjamin Barineku Elementary School, Milford, DE. 

Robert C. Shoemaker '77 was promoted to assis- 
tant vice president of community development for the 
Bank of Lancaster County. 

Richard D. Wong '77 in December 1990 became 
deputy director of development for the Christian 
Children's Fund in Richmond, VA. He is responsible 
for all fund-raising campaigns in the United States and 
around the world. He reports that he is finally doing 
some good with his LVC education. 

Louise Bechtel Barton '78 and her husband have 
an addition to their family: Bethany Louise Barton was 
born April 10, 1990. Their other daughter, Leslie, is 
now 3. 

Joseph E. Graff '78 and Cynthia Shaw Graff '79 
had a son, Evan Joshua Graff, on Nov. 3, 1990. They 
also have a daughter, Jessica Leigh, who is 3. Cindy 
recently completed her master's degree in education 
at Oregon State University and won the 1990 "Teach- 
ers as Writers" competition sponsored by the Oregon 
Council of Teachers of English. She currently teaches 
English and Spanish at Philomath High School in 
Philomath, OR. 

Cynthia Wiley Henderson '78 and her husband 
welcomed a son, Reid Andrew Henderson, on Dec. 
9, 1990. They also have a daughter, Brittney Ray, 
bom May 6, 1987. Cynthia is an emergency lab 
supervisor for Franklin Square Hospital Center in 
Baltimore. 

Charles D. Kline, Jr. *78 was named associate 
actuary for GEICO Corp. His responsibilities are in 
automobile pricing. 

Joan Belas Warner '78 and her husband, Charles, 
welcomed a son, Charles William Warner IV, on July 
25, 1990. Joan is district sales manager for Whitehall 
Labs/ American Home Products. 

Abby Spece Donnelly '79 is nurse manager of the 
neuroscience unit of Abington Memorial Hospital. 
Abby is also the proud mother of Ian (6 1/2) and Jamie 
(3 1/2). 

Christopher J. Neville *79 is a research scientist 
in analytical biochemistry with the Sterling Research 



Group in Malvem, PA. Chris recently presented a 
paper on Capillary Electrophoresis of Proteinaceous 
Mixtures at the Eastern Analytical Symposium of the 
American Chemical Society. He and his wife. Diana, 
have a daughter, Sara, age 2. 

Donald B. Newcomer '79 and Dorothy Miller 
Newcomer '80 welcomed a son. Drew Addison 
Newcomer, bom Nov. 1 1 , 1990. Donald was promoted 
in March 1990 to assistant director of computer 
services at Dickinson College. 

Carrie Wardell Stine (Rev.) '79 is pastor of the 
Rehoboth Beach at Midway Presbyterian Church, DE. 
Carrie and Herb have two children. Christian and 
Esther. 



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News 

Jennie Giachero Begeja '80 and Lee welcomed a 
daughter, Kathryn Elizabeth Begeja, bom June 20, 
1990. She joins Christopher (2 1/2). Jennie is currently 
staying home to raise her children. 

Heidi Hornicek Fegley '80 received her B.S. in 
Nursing in May 1989 from Rutgers University. She is 
a member of Sigma Theta Tau (Nursing Honor Society) 
and is working toward her master's in trauma and 
emergency nursing. Heidi is a registered nurse in the 
medical intensive care unit at The University of 
Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. She also volun- 
teers as a veterinary technician at the Morris Animal 
Refuge in Philadelphia. 

Michael R. Kohler '80 directs vocal music at 



Elizabethtown (PA) High School. 

Raymond J. Boccuti '81 has been named assistant 
principal of the Pearl S. Buck Elementary School in 
Langhome, PA. He had been an instrumental music 
teacher. Raymond also teaches woodwind and jazz 
improvisation in his studio, and performs with his own 
band in the Philadelphia/Trenton area. His wife, Lisa 
A. Naples Boccuti '82, teaches flute lessons in her 
studio and performs music engagements in that area 
as well. They live in Langhome with their two 
children, Gregory and Amanda. 

I. Lee Brown '81 married Sheml K. (Sherri) Allison 
on Oct. 1990. 

Blake R. Davis '81 and Nancy Wocher Davis '81 
welcomed a son, Jeremy Dakota Davis, bom Feb. 7, 
1990. Blake was awarded the General Electric Aero- 
space Business Group Military & Data Systems 
Operations Engineering General Manager's Award in 
November 1990. 

Brent R. Dohner (Dr.) '81 moved from Conroe, 
Texas, to Ohio in November. He works for Lubrizoll. 

James G. Glasgow, Jr. '81 joined Travelers Realty 
Investment Company in August 1990 as a vice 
president. 

David L. Godshall '81 married JoAnn C. Bellerose 
on Sept. 22, 1990 in Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 
Camp Hill, PA. David is a processing supervisor for 
the Navy Recruiting District in Harrisburg. 

Brian E. McSweeney '81 and Kimberly Haunton 
McSweeney '82 announced the birth of a daughter. 
Colleen Patricia, on June 9. 1990. Brian works as a 
programmer at Fort Meade, MD. Kim is on maternity 
leave from teaching elementary general music in 
Prince George's County. 



You Can 
Help Insure 
Our Future 



Would you like to help guarantee that Lebanon Valley College will 
celebrate its second 125 years in 2116? Several of our alumni and 
friends have already given the college insurance policies or named the 
college as beneficiary in amounts from $10,000 to $1,000,000. If you 
would like to help, write to: 

Paul Brubaker 
Director of Planned Giving 

Lebanon Valley College 

101 North College Avenue 

Annville, PA 17003 

Or call (717) 867-6324. 



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Jill A. Shaffer '81 married Paul Swanson in 
September 1990. In November, she was named as 
"1990 Team Builder of the Year" by the National 
Association of Convenience Stores. Jill is vice presi- 
dent of development and human resources for Uni- 
Marts Inc., based in State College, PA.; it has 342 
stores nationwide. 

Kirsten I. Benson '82 is employed by Computer 
Sciences Corp. as an instructional designer for NASA. 
She attends the University of Houston part-time, taking 
graduate courses in psychology. 

Eva Greenawalt Bering '82 was appointed presi- 
dent of the South Central (PA) Chapter of Nurse 
Executives. She is vice president for nursing services 
at the Good Samaritan Hospital and the Hyman S. 
Caplan Pavilion in Lebanon. 

Donna Kreamer Grumbine '82 and her husband. 
John, welcomed a daughter, Elaine Claretta Grumbine, 
on Dec. 12, 1990. 

Robert P. Hogan (Dr.) '82 is a Fallow in He- 
matology-Oncology at Robert Wood Johnson Univer- 
sity Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. 

Robert J. McGrorty '82 is employed by Pioneer 
Financial Group as a financial services representative. 

Mary Knight Raab '82 and her husband, Mark, 
welcomed their first child, James John Raab. in July 
1990. 

Barbara Edzenga Robb '82 and Ronald W. Robb 
'83 welcomed a son, Matthew William Robb. May 18, 
1989. Barbara is a first grade teacher and Ron is 
employed by Foster Medical Supply Inc. as mid- 
Atlantic sales manager. 

Andrea Crudo '82 married Albert Stark on Aug. 
27, 1988. Andrea is a systems engineer with Electronic 
Data Systems in Bedminster, NJ. She is a member of 
Toastmasters International. She also participates in an 
educational outreach program, mentoring students at 
a school in Plainfield, NJ. 

Evelyn Pickering Stein (Dr.) '82 received her PhD 
in statistics from Rutgers University in May 1990. 
Evelyn is an assistant professor in the math department 
at Wright State University in Dayton, OH. 

Jesse E. O'Neill '83 is the assistant principal at 
John Paul Regional Catholic School in Baltimore. 

Sue Butler Angelo '84 is the full-time mom of two 
boys, Joe (3) and Vincent, bom Nov. 1 1 , 1990. Sue, 
Joe and the boys live in Olanta, PA. 

Diane McVaugh Beckstead '84 teaches middle 
school music in the Waunakee (WI) School District. 
Their music department's excellent program was 
recognized in the Wisconsin Music Educators Journal 
(February). Her husband, Jeff, just completed a Ph.D. 
in plasma physics at the University of Wisconsin. 

Viking E. Dietrich '84 and Marissa Neville 
Dietrich '84 reside in Lenore, Idaho. Viking is 
engaged in a one-year pastoral internship for the 
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He will 
return to Gettysburg Seminary in September for the 
last year of theological studies, leading to his ordina- 
tion in June 1992. They are the parents of 9-year-old 
Eoin and 4-year-old Bronwen. 

Stacy M. Gundrum '84 is an investigative case 
information analyst for the FBI. Stacy works out of 
Washington. D.C., but her job takes her to FBI field 
offices nationwide, where she'll work two months at 
a time on major FBI investigations. She has been to 
Seattle, and her next assignment is New York City. 

Kay Bennighof Kufera '84 achieved the distinction 
of being named a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial 
Society. 

Kurt D. Musselman '84 received his M.B.A. in 



finance in December 1989 from Saint Joseph's Univer- 
sity, Philadelphia. Kurt is director of investment 
accounting for Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co., 
Philadelphia. 

Lorrinda O'Brien Musselman '84 is a teacher's 
aide for Woodlynde School, Wayne, PA. She is also 
party manager of Festivities Catering Co. in Berwyn. 

Ann Buchman Orth (Dr.) '84 received her Ph.D. 
in biochemistry/plant pathology in May 1989 from the 
University of Maryland. Ann is an NIH Postdoctoral 
Fellow in Penn State's Molecular and Cell Biology 
Department. Ann married Charles Orth on June 3, 
1989. 

Brenda Norcross Woods '84 and John M. Woods 
'86 welcomed a son. Andrew John Woods, on Nov. 
30, 1990. 

Michele Gawel Verratti '84 graduated from West 
Chester University with a master's in secondary 
education on Dec. 15, 1990. 

Carol A. Benedick '85 married William C. Cope 
on Oct. 6, 1990, in St. Paul's United Methodist 
Church, Manchester, PA. Carol is a toxicologist with 
Mobil Environmental Health and Safety Laboratory, 
Pennington, NJ. Her husband is a quality control 
manager at Enzon Pharmaceutical Co., South Plain- 
field, NJ. They live in Lawrenceville. 

Veronica Devitz '85 married Stuart W. Juppenlatz 
on Nov. 4, 1989. 

Paul M. Gouza '85 and Laurie A. Kamann '87 
were married on Nov. 18, 1990, in Monisville, PA. 
Paul is the office manager at Pickering, Corts & 
Summerson, Inc., a consulting engineers and land 
surveyors firm in Newtown, PA. Laurie is director of 
social services at the Attleboro Nursing and Rehabilita- 
tion Center in Langhome, PA. 

Audrey E. Huey '85 married her high school 
boyfriend. Barry J. Frick, on June 2, 1990. Audrey is 
sales and marketing director for Hummingbird Photo 
Systems, Inc., a family owned business. Barry is a 
secondary education social studies teacher in the 
Lehigh Valley. 

Rachel Y. Clarke '86 married Shawn P. Besancon 
on Oct. 6, 1990. Rachel is self-employed as a private 
duty nurse. She is also enrolled in an RN nursing 
program. 

Lisa D. Mercado '86 married a wonderful guy on 
Sept. 29, 1990. Her married name is Silvia. Lisa is a 
pre-kindergarten teacher at Montessori Academy of 
New Jersey. 

Ruth E. Anderson '86 is assistant dean of admis- 
sions at Lebanon Valley. She will be receiving her 
M.B.A. from Philadelphia College of Textiles and 
Science in May. 

Jeanne A. Hagstrom '87 married David P. Sha- 
nahan on Nov. 24, 1990. Jean has a new job as office 
manager for the Illinois General Assembly's Washing- 
ton, D.C., office. 

Glen M. Bootay '87 completed his second Harris- 
burg Marathon last November, finishing in 4:24:29. 

Darla M. Dixon '87 works at Carnegie Hall in New 
York as a press assistant. 

Ronald A. Hartzell '87 is a research analyst in the 
market research department at Meridian Bank in 
Reading, PA. 

Sandra L. Mohler '87 is an auto claims specialist 
for Aetna Life & Casualty Company in Philadelphia. 

Janice L. Roach '87 married Martin A. Rexroth 
on Sept. 29, 1990. Janice is an assistant actuary for 
National Liberty Corporation in Frazer, PA. 

Karen K. Albert '88 and Mark D. Visneski '88 
were married on Nov. 24, 1990, in Frieden's Lutheran 



Church, Myerstown, PA. Karen substitute teaches 
with the Eastern Lebanon County School District. 
Mark works in the Hershey Medical Center's cardiol- 
ogy research department. Both are students at Penn 
State's Middletown Campus. 

Janice D. Bechtel '88 and David J. Schell '90 were 
married on Nov. 10. 1990, at First United Methodist 
Church, Ephrata, PA. Janice is employed by Lancaster 
General Hospital. David works at Wright Lab Serv- 
ices, Middletown, PA. 

Amy Holland '88 married Robert Czajkowski on 
July 14, 1990. Amy teaches in the Delaware Valley 
School District, Milford, PA. 

M. Brent Trostle '88 in early August started a new 
job as an actuarial analyst for United Pacific Life 
Insurance Co. in Philadelphia. 

Richard W. Umla '88 is in his second year of 
conducting a youth choir at Reisterstown (MD) United 
Methodist Church. Richard is also employed as an 
elementary vocal music teacher in the Baltimore 
County Public Schools. 

Jeane L. Weidner '88 teaches at Wilson Central 
Junior High School in West Lawn, PA. 

R. Jason Herr '89 is a graduate student in chemistry 
at Penn State. 

Carl C. Miller '89 and Laura A. Wagner '90 were 
married Nov. 3, 1990. 

George Stockburger '89 attended the National 
Automobile Dealers Association's Dealer Candidate 
Academy, graduating in April 1990. He has been 
working since 1957 at Stockburger Chevrolet-GEO, 
the family dealership. 

Ann M. Thumma '89 married John Cafarchio on 
Nov. 10, 1990 in Boiling Springs (PA) United 
Methodist Church. 

Kim M. Weisser '89 was promoted to assistant 
bank manager of a new branch of First National Bank 
of Newtown, with the responsibility of getting the new 
location up and running. 

1990s 



News 

Kerrie A. Brennan '90 is a quality control techni- 
cian for JRH Biosciences in Denver. PA. 
James F. Dillman '90 and Melissa C. Linkous '90 

were married Jan. 5, 1991. 

Tamara Groff '90 is teaching eighth grade German 
and remedial reading at Pequea Valley (PA) Intermedi- 
ate School. Tamara is also helping to teach three 
Ukrainians who just moved to the United States. 

Matthew S. Guenther '90 was appointed as a 
German teacher for grades 7-9 and as an English 
teacher for ninth grade in the Exeter Township Junior 
High School, Reading, PA. Matt was recently named 
as "Teacher of the Month." 

Teresa M. Kruger '90 is working on her master's 
degree in industrial/organizational psychology at Bowl- 
ing Green State University. 

Dawn Shantz Pontz '90 is employed as a first grade 
teacher at Sanders Memorial Elementary School in 
Pasco County, FL. 

Rachel Snyder '90 is teaching fourth grade in 
Carney Elementary School in Baltimore. 

Daniel B. Tredinnick '90 was promoted from 
sports writer to editor of The Duncannon Record, one 
of six weekly newspapers published by Swank-Fowler 
Publications. 

Earl W. Weaver '90 is working as a programmer/ 
analyst for J & J Business systems in Landisville, PA. 



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The Valley 



By Jim Albert 



Out of Chaos 
Came Creativity 

Carol Galligan s collages 
trace the passion of Jesus — 
and the turmoil of an artist. 




Art drew from life when Carol Galligan painted "Fourteen Stations of the Cross," which now hang in the Lynch Memorial Hall foyer. 



Carol Galligan recalls being 
in a state of "virtual chaos" 
when she painted the "Four- 
teen Stations of the Cross," 
the vivid collages that now 
hang in the new foyer of Lynch Memorial 
Hall. 

But from that virtual chaos she drew 
forth visual creativity. It was a time for her 
when she was trying to come to terms with 
several life experiences. "During the proc- 
ess of producing this piece, I thought of 
my own stations in life, and I came to 
understand one of the many meanings the 
crucifix has for me," the Lancaster artist 
states. "In spite of one's stations in life, 
the road to calvary— life's journey— not 
only is a time of struggle, but also, as it 
was for Jesus Christ, a time of passion, joy 
and renewal." 
The Stations of the Cross represent 



events in the final days of Jesus; meditating 
before a representation of each of the 
stations is a devotion in the Catholic 
Church. In some ways, Galligan adds, 
painting these scenes helped her to compre- 
hend her childhood involvement with the 
Catholic Church— the Gregorian chants, 
the colorful robes, the candles and incense, 
the statues of the Virgin Mary and the 
Christ child and, most important to Galli- 
gan, the symbol of the crucifix. 

"The world is a lot like the process of 
the stations. It's very chaotic doing the 
stations. But when we look back, we better 
understand it," says Galligan. The artist, 
active in Central Pennsylvania, holds a 
master's degree from the School of Art and 
Design at the Rochester Institute of Tech- 
nology in New York, and won a scholar- 
ship from its Continuing Education pro- 
gram. In 198-9, she received a grant from 



the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. 
Galligan has had solo shows in New York 
City and Rochester, NY, and in Pennsylva- 
nia in Lancaster, Harrisburg, Hershey and 
Millersville. 

Her 14 dramatic abstract oil paintings 
with their bright hues have captured the 
attention and imagination of all who see 
them. Galligan decided that they had to be 
abstract to be clear to others. She intended 
the viewer to react to the paintings, but not 
necessarily to interpret them. 

"The paintings are a study of subtleness, 
a look at and sharing of feelings that most 
often lie below the skin's surface," she 
notes. 

"Fourteen Stations" are the latest addi- 
tion to Lebanon Valley's art collection. 



Jim Albert is a Lebanon freelance writer. 



Spring/Summer 1991 



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setting participation and giving goals, and developing correspondence 
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