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Vol. 9, Number 1
9 NEWS BRIEFS
23 ALUMNI NEWS
25 CLASS NOTES
Editor: Judy Pehrson
Sue De Pasquale
John B. Deamer Jr.
Dr. Art Ford
Doug S. Thomas
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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
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
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
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).
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.
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.
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
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.
Song of the
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-
4 The Valley
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
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-
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
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
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
ant, pretty ^EQ,
and joins us
^3 1 a pleas-
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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-
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
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
"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
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
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
"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
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
"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
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,
Liquids become solids in a chem experiment.
The gender gap
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
"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
"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
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-
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
The new program replaces F&M's non-
credit continuing education program, which
did not enable evening students to earn a
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-
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
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-
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
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
The steering committee is also serving
as a clearinghouse to develop a survey that
will be administered to two alumni groups:
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
Stay tuned for progress reports on the
self-study. The Valley will publish the
report's executive summary and a list of
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.
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
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.
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-
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.
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
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
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
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
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
"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
"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,
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,"
"The feeling you have when you go to
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
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-
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
"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
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
are planning to change employers, but
because they want to advance, says Dr.
Sharon F. Clark, chair of the management
"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.
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-
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."
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
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
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.
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
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
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,"
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
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.
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
"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
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
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."
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.
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-
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
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
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
And when you plan something so well,
typically some lucky breaks come along,
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
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
Dr. Bryan Hearsey reviews equations with Stephanie Schumaker and Brian Fernandez.
30 Years and
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
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
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
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
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-
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.
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
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
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,
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.
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
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
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
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,
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,
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
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
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,"
Dennis Larison is a staff writer for the
Lebanon Daily News
New library director
Robert Paustian on July 1 will join the
college as director of Gossard Memorial
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
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
A Lancaster resident, Ervin holds a
bachelor's degree from Westminster Col-
lege and a master's degree from Temple
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
Dr. James Broussard, chair of the history
department, was awarded a summer sti-
pend from the National Endowment for the
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
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
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."
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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-
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,
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).
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
Men's and Women's Swimming
Five Lebanon Valley swimmers competed
in the Middle Atlantic Conference Swim
Championships at Swarthmore in Febru-
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
For the men, freshman Mike Hain was
13th in the consolation heat of the 50-yard
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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-
Diane Wenger is a senior English major
and administrative assistant to President
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
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
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
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-
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
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
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
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
"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
24 The Valley
O T E S
Helena Maulfair Bouder *20 moved into Oakland
Village Retirement Center in Toledo, OH, in June
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,
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.)
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
Cynthia M. Lamke '39, Oct. 24, 1990.
Coda W. Sponaugle '39, Feb. 11, 1991.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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,
Edward H. Walton '53 wrote several hundred
biographies for a baseball reference book. The Ball
Players, published last summer by Arbor House/
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.
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
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
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
Joan Krall Shertzer *64 is director of the Achieve-
ment Center in Lancaster, PA. The center offers
programs in weight control, smoking cessation, stress
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.
Frances Swank Weitz '60, Jan. 2, 1991.
Kathryn King Royer '62. May 20, 1988.
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.
Janet E. Smith '72 was appointed executive
director of the Philadelphia office of the Pennsylvania
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
Ralph J. Fetrow '73 and Sara Harding Fetrow
'73 welcomed a son, John Harding Fetrow, Dec. 11,
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.
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
Carol Martin Moorefield '77 is an elementary
general music instructor with the Warren County (PA)
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
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
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
Charles D. Kline, Jr. *78 was named associate
actuary for GEICO Corp. His responsibilities are in
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
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
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
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
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.
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:
Director of Planned Giving
Lebanon Valley College
101 North College Avenue
Annville, PA 17003
Or call (717) 867-6324.
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
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
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
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.,
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,
Brenda Norcross Woods '84 and John M. Woods
'86 welcomed a son. Andrew John Woods, on Nov.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Earl W. Weaver '90 is working as a programmer/
analyst for J & J Business systems in Landisville, PA.
By Jim Albert
Out of Chaos
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
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
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
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
"Fourteen Stations" are the latest addi-
tion to Lebanon Valley's art collection.
Jim Albert is a Lebanon freelance writer.
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