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The Valley 

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Compares with the best 

During the past academic year, I had the 
opportunity to review all the publications 
that have since been included in the Council 
for Advancement and Support of Educa- 
tion's top 10 university magazines, among 
them magazines from Dartmouth, Notre 
Dame and Pitt. The Valley compares 
favorably with CASE'S top choices. 

Providing the funds for a quality maga- 
zine and choosing the current editor are 
decisions that have resulted in a publication 
that can hold its own with the best in the 
United States. The Valley speaks elo- 
quently and elegantly for LVC. 

Jacqueline Vivelo 

Former LVC Assistant Professor of English 

Hummelstown, PA 

Enthusiastic response 

I want to congratulate you on the excellent 
article "Jump Start on Science and Math," 
in the Spring/Summer 1991 issue. 

The college and all the other groups 
involved are to be commended for under- 
taking this seminar. It is important for 
young girls to get this type of positive 
exposure to math and science. They are at 
a critical age for making decisions about 
future course choices. Without the encour- 
agement to take math and science, many 
girls make decisions that eliminate future 
educational and career options. 

I shared your article with the national 
board of directors of the American Asso- 
ciation of University Women and the 50 
AAUW state presidents. There was an 
enthusiastic response from them about the 
work Lebanon Valley College was doing 
to promote educational equity for these 
young women. 

If the cure for cancer resides in the mind 
of one of these girls, you may have given 
her the motivation that will unlock that 
secret someday. Keep up the good work! 

Janice H. McElroy, Ph.D. 

Executive Director 

Pennsylvania Commission for Women 


Proud alumni 

I wanted you to know how much I enjoyed 
the interesting and informative articles in 
the Fall issue. 

The section on the library was well 
written. I made copies for a friend in 
Georgia who is a media specialist at a high 
school and also for my son who is a Ph.D. 
candidate at Carnegie Mellon. 

Keep up the good work. 

I was the first weekend graduate of 
Lebanon Valley, so my time on campus 
was very limited. The program allowed 
me to work full time, take the courses 
needed on Friday nights and Saturdays and 
finally complete my nursing degree. I was 
sorry to learn that particular program has 
been canceled. 

Jeanette B. Scroeder, RN, NHA 
Inservice Director, Epworth Manor 
Tyrone, PA 

Shared pleasure 

The article, "The Long Journey from 
Sorrow to Success" [Fall 1991], which 
describes Vietnamese refugees' experi- 
ences at Lebanon Valley College, was very 
good. I have forwarded it to ESL (English 
as a Second Language) teachers in Lancas- 
ter City schools. 

Douglas E. Dockey 

Warm memories 

The article about us Vietnamese students 
in the Fall issue brings back a lot of 
memories of good times we had. The 
article was well presented and the story 
was beautiful. I couldn't believe how much 
our lives have changed in the last 16 years. 
I recall what we went through, and the 
article helped me relive some of the 
warmest moments where we all shared love 
and concern. 

Next year I will be in Vietnam for an 
international business conference, and I 
hope I will have time to see my family after 

17 years. Please give my regards to Judy 
Pehrson and thank her for a beautiful 

Luong Nguyen 

Editor's note: Nguyen is technical service 
manager for Rohm & Haas's Pacific 
region, stationed in Singapore. 

Contributions recognized 

I enjoyed the article on the 12 Vietnamese 
students in the Fall issue of The Valley. It 
did an excellent job of highlighting the 
contributions not only of Glenn and Caro- 
lyn Woods, but of the college as a whole. 
Background and follow-up answered all the 
questions one would have. 

Barbara Haber 

Fans of performing arts 

I enjoyed the Fall issue of your magazine 
and have forwarded it to Randy Gehret, 
our curriculum supervisor for fine arts. I 
am sure he will be very interested in the 
article "The Show Goes On." 

Carolyn C. Dumaresq, Ed.D. 


Central Dauphin School District 


Grateful for article 

Thank you for the beautiful article about 
Christ UMC of the Deaf and me ("Signs 
of Joy," Fall 1991). It was perfect! Thank 
you for the opportunity to tell my story. 

The Rev. Peggy A. Johnson ('75) 

The Valley welcomes letters from our 
readers. Send them to: Judy Pehrson, 
Laughlin Hall, Lebanon Valley College, 
Annville, PA 17003-0501. 

Vol. 9, Number 3 










Editor: Judy Pehrson 


Marilyn Boeshore, Class Notes 

Greg Bowers 

John B. Deamer Jr. 

Lois Fegan 

Dr. William McGill 

Laura Ritter 

Doug Thomas 

Diane Wenger 

Editorial Assistance: 
Diane Wenger 

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

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

On the Cover: 

The Mounted Warrior, a 14th-century 

silk scroll, is part of the collection of the 

National Museum of Kyoto. Used with 


2 Superpower or Samurai State? 

Political scientist Eugene Brown gives an insider's analysis of the 




crucial debate over Japan's world role. 
By Judy Pehrson 

Of Rockets and Radar 

Following the research and world travels of Mae Fauth ('33). 
By Lois Fegan 

True to Our Character 

Why Lebanon Valley keeps the liberal arts at its heart. 
By Dr. William McGill 

Spinner of Yarns 

Writer John Barth captivates a campus audience. 
By Laura Ritter 

Fielding Dreams 

Charley Gelbert ('28) earned a spot in the World Series record book. 
By Greg Bowers 

Behind the Lacquer Curtain 

A colorful commemorative box from the former Soviet Union has been 
donated to the college's art collection. 

By Diane Wenger 

Superpower or 
Samurai State? 

Already a giant on the 
economic front, Japan 
struggles to define its role 
in shaping world stability. 
Political scientist Eugene 
Brown takes us behind 
the scenes of this crucial 

By Judy Pehrson 

As the Gulf Crisis heated up 
last year and America's al- 
lies lined up to lend support. 
Japan's lackluster response 
generated international criti- 
cism. "Where's the New 'Superpower'?" 
sneered Newsweek in its August 27 issue, 
and a chorus of political analysts chimed 
in to deride Japan's vacillation about 
providing assistance. 

But while the Japanese government's 
weak handling of the Gulf crisis may have 
been a public relations debacle, it masked 
a significant and fierce internal debate, 
says Lebanon Valley Political Science 
Professor Eugene Brown. 

"Japan is in the early stages of a national 
debate over what its international role 
should be in the face of its growing 
economic power," Brown states. "It's a 
very fertile, healthy debate— reminiscent 
in some ways of earlier American 'Great 
Debates' on the eve of World War II, at 
the outset of the Cold War and during the 
Vietnam War." 
In the years since World War II ended, 

Japan has been focusing strictly on eco- 
nomic policy, says Brown. "Indeed, to 
Japan, foreign policy was economic policy, 
and that made sense while it was recovering 
from the war and was the junior partner of 
the United States in the Cold War. With 
the fading of the Cold War, however. Japan 
must begin to find its voice in world policy. 
Right now, Japan is conflicted and is not 
functioning as a true superpower. What 
we're witnessing are debates that will be 
the precursor of strategies for a new world 
view and a new world role." 

Brown has been deeply involved in 
tracking those debates. As a visiting profes- 
sor of foreign policy at the U.S. Army 
War College in Carlisle from 1989-91, he 
spent considerable time in Japan research- 
ing internal discussions. During two weeks 
in Tokyo, for example, he interviewed 
legislators, diplomats, intellectuals and 
educators. His research resulted in a mono- 
graph, "The Debate Over Japan's Interna- 
tional Role: Contending Views of Opinion 
Leaders During the Persian Gulf Crisis," 
which is being circulated at the highest 
levels in the Pentagon and the State 
Department. His monograph is required 
reading at Washington's National Defense 
University, the premier academy for Amer- 
ica's senior military leaders. 

In a letter to Brown, the Pentagon's 
senior official for Japan policy lauded the 
study as "insightful, instructive, well- 
organized and beautifully written. More 
than just informative on this particular 
subject, it is an excellent review of Japa- 
nese foreign policy and key participants." 

Brown has been surprised by the atten- 
tion his monograph has attracted. "It's all 
been very flattering. In November I was 
invited to speak at a high-powered confer- 
ence in Baltimore on the Middle East after 
the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. When I got 
the program, I was stunned to see that I 
was the only speaker from a small college— 
the rest of the speakers were luminaries 
from major universities and think tanks, 
and three former presidential foreign policy 

Brown's interest in Japan and Asia is 

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long-standing. After receiving a B. A. from 
Western Illinois University, he worked 
with Army Intelligence as a code breaker 
and cryptanalyst in Japan in 1964-66 and 
in Vietnam in 1966-67. He studied Japa- 
nese, although he says his fluency has 
"atrophied over the years." He returned to 
the United States and earned a Ph.D. in 
political science from the State University 
of New York at Binghamton. 

He sees years of soul-searching ahead 
for Japan— and for the U.S.— as the Japa- 
nese hammer out their future role. "There 
was no historical precedent for Japan to 
be a superpower. Throughout their history, 
they have either been subordinate or isola- 
tionist and inward-looking. When they did 
act independently, it led to the tragedy of 
World War II." But, Brown warns, "don't 
underestimate them or their ability to forge 
a vision of their role. Nothing in their past 
presaged their becoming a high-tech pio- 
neer either, but they've done it, and 
remarkably quickly." 

While their growing economic might has 
pushed the Japanese into accepting an 
expanded world role, two other factors 
have made it almost mandatory that they 
do so: the end of the Cold War and the 
collapse of communism in the Soviet Union 
and the Eastern bloc. As the United States 
proceeds with planned reductions in its 
own military forces, particularly in the 
Pacific, there is increasing pressure for 
Japan to shoulder more responsibility for 
its security and for stability in the Pacific 
Rim region. 

"Japan will eventually be looked to for 
leadership in that region," says Brown. 
"It's in everybody's interest for them to 
step up and assume burdens that match 
their capabilities. In the short term, though, 
we can't count on them to pick up the slack. 
Many of their own people don't want them 
to, and it would also create great consterna- 
tion in Korea, China and Southeast Asia— 
possibly even touching off an arms race." 

It makes sense, however, for Japan to 
adopt a role in regional military security 
under certain conditions, he adds. "First 
of all, it has to happen gradually, and 

Japan's Self Defense Forces are supported by the world's third-largest military budget. It's 
a mistake to underestimate the Japanese or their ability to forge a new role, cautions 
Professor Eugene Brown, who has spent considerable time in Japan. 

second, it has to happen under the frame- 
work of maintaining the U.S. -Japan Secu- 
rity Treaty. It would be unacceptable to 
China, Korea and Southeast Asia if an 
armed Japan were not tied to the U.S." 

But the Japanese themselves cannot 
agree if they should become a military 
power, despite the facts that the country 
now has the third largest military budget 

interest for Japan to 
step up and assume 
burdens that match 
their capabilities 

in the world and their "Self Defense 
Forces" have swelled to about the same 
size as the British Army. 

"There is still fear among some groups 
in Japan that any relaxation of the strict 
policy of nondeployment of the armed 
forces would undermine Japanese pacifism 
and Article 9 of the Constitution, which 
prohibits sending troops outside the coun- 
try," says Brown. "Other opinion leaders 
believe Japan must assume greater respon- 
sibilities, including a role— if necessarily a 
noncombat one— for its armed forces, in 
order to help sustain a stable and peaceful 
world order." 

It was those kinds of differing views 
that caused the Japanese government's 
vacillation during the Gulf War, Brown 
states. "When Prime Minister Toshiki 
Kaifu proposed a United Nations Peace 
Cooperation Corps, a mechanism for Japa- 
nese personnel to participate in the coali- 
tion in noncombat support roles, the mem- 

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Studying Peace 
at the War College 

Against a backdrop of the collapse of 
communism in Eastern Europe and the 
Soviet Union, and the national debate over 
Desert Storm, Eugene Brown spent two of 
the most exciting years of his academic 
career teaching at the U.S. Army War 
College in Carlisle. A visiting professor 
from 1989-91 at the War College, he taught 
courses on national security policy and 
U.S. -Japan relations. 

"It's an incredibly stimulating environ- 
ment—and very different from what people 
might think," he states. "The title "War 
College' is awful and a misnomer. It's 
actually more of a college for peace 

Its students include high-ranking officers 
drawn from all four armed services (princi- 
pally the Army); civilians from the State 
Department, the Pentagon and the CIA; 
and military officers from foreign coun- 
tries. Their average age is about 43, says 
Brown, and most have chalked up some 
20 years of service. About 75 percent have 
at least a master's degree, with a fair 
number of Ph.Ds. He adds that the military 
officers at the college are in the top 6 
percent of their peer group and comprise 
the talent pool from which future generals 
will be selected. 

"They're an extremely talented and 
articulate group of men and women. I've 
never worked with a group I've admired 
so much, and I've never been so challenged 
as a teacher. They're very different from 
the Hollywood stereotypes of people in the 
military and government service. 1 found 
them very moderate and open-minded. I 
ran into very little dogmatism, close- 
mindedness or militarism. 

"There was a lot of very thoughtful, 
soul-searching discussion about what our 
policy should be in the Gulf," states 
Brown. "And the stereotypes that picture 
members of the military top echelon as 
warmongers always looking for a war just 

isn't true. These are people who know how 
terrible war is, although they also recognize 
that sometimes it's necessary. There was 
a great caution among the people there 
about taking the step toward force. They 
knew it was not a video game." 

Brown was also impressed with the 
steady flow of prominent guest speakers. 
"You had senior government officials, 
senior members of Congress, top intellec- 
tuals from major universities and media 
stars like Bob Woodward from the Wash- 
ington Post. It was an incredibly dynamic 

Being at the War College placed Brown 
inside the loop of official policy, he says. 
"I had access to people I never would have 
had access to. Right now I can pick up the 
phone and call key people in the State 
Department, the Pentagon and on Capitol 
Hill. When I made my trip to Japan, the 
U.S. Embassy opened up so many doors 
for me. I was able to talk with top Japanese 
legislators, diplomats, policymakers, intel- 
lectuals and educators— again, people I 
would ordinarily not have had access to. 
It was tremendously exciting." 

His contacts and experiences have al- 
ready paid off since his return to the college 
to teach courses on international politics, 
U.S. foreign policy, the Third World and 
Vietnam. Recently he took students in his 
U.S. -Japan Seminar to Washington for 
special briefings by senior Japan poli- 
cymakers in both the State Department and 
the Pentagon. 

"The briefings were a direct result of 
personal friendships made when I was al 
the Army War College." he states. 

Brown adds that the War College experi- 
ence "really intensified my conviction that 
students need to learn about international 
affairs. My two years there have probably 
induced me to lean on my students a little 
more to get excited about the world— to 
overcome their parochialism and to take 
seriously the fact that America is bound 
up in a web of interdependencies. It is 
increasingly urgent that American students 
come out of college with some international 
dimension to their education." 

bers of the Japanese Diet became mired in 
discussions about the legal permissibility 
of including elements of the Self Defense 
Forces (SDF) in the proposed corps. 

"There were protracted discussions of 
whether overseas deployment of unarmed 
SDF forces would constitute merely the 
sending of personnel (haken) or the consti- 
tutionally suspect dispatch of troops (hahei). 
Similarly, Kaifu himself weighed in with 
the argument that while the dispatch of 
SDF forces in the name of collective 
defense (shudan boei) would indeed be 
unconstitutional, their participation in col- 
lective security arrangements (shudanteki 
anzen hosho) would be constitutionally 

Eventually, Kaifu was forced to with- 
draw the U.N. Peace Cooperation Bill in 
the face of a certain rejection by the Diet. 
It wasn't until two months after the 
conclusion of the Allied drive to expel Iraq 
from Kuwait that Japan dispatched four 
minesweepers to the Persian Gulf. This 
was the first time since World War II that 
military forces had ventured outside Ja- 
pan's border. 

Currently, adds Brown, discussions are 
under way in Japan about whether its 
military personnel will be part of a com- 
bined peace-keeping force in Cambodia. 

"Basically I believe that Japan can and 
will gradually re-emerge as a normal 
country with an array of military resources— 
so long as it does not appear to be a threat 
and as long as it is anchored to the United 
States. There will be a gradual evolution 
to normality, which will eventually include 
possession and use of military forces— for 
peaceful purposes and to forge alliances." 

But given past history, might a re-armed 
Japan eventually pose a security threat 
rather than being a stabilizing force? Brown 
says no. "I guess I'm an optimist," he 
states. "I believe a nation can change 

Judy Pehrson, editor of The Valley and 
director of college relations, has spent 
three years in Asia, including a year in 
Japan . 

The Valley 

Of Rockets 
and Radar 

. . . and a worldwide 
wanderlust. If Dr. Mae 
Fauth, age 78, isn't in her 
research lab, she's probably 
on her way to her 161st 
exotic locale. 

By Lois Fegan 

At Tibet's Kambula Pass in 1981 , Mae Fauth ('33) paused beside a mound of stones and 
flags — an offering to the gods of the summit (elevation 16,404') to assure a safe journey. 

In the midst of our century's fast- 
paced technological advances, Dr. 
Mae Fauth ('33) always seems to 
be where the action is. The alumna 
has spent her life pioneering and 
teaching about rocket propulsion, radar and 
most recently, the environment. At age 78, 
she still works full-time as a research 
chemist at the U.S. Navy's Surface War- 
fare Center in Indian Head, Maryland. 
"The most challenging aspect of my job is 
the constant diversity," she confides, "and 
the fact that sometimes when I don't know 
the answer, no one else does either." 

Meet Dr. Fauth— student, teacher, sci- 
entist, world traveler. 

Lots of Latin and labs 

Today she would be described as a "gifted 
child" and enrolled in a special class. But 
when Mae Fauth was growing up in 
Wrightsville in central Pennsylvania, the 
brightest students skipped a grade. She 
skipped several, entered Wrightsville High 
at age 12 and receiving her diploma at 15. 
That's how she became one of Lebanon 
Valley's youngest alumni, picking up her 
sheepskin in 1933 at age 19. 

Even as a tot, she was fascinated by 
scientific things, so it wasn't unexpected 
that she would take four years of science 
in high school. She chose Latin as an 
elective, which gave her two advantages. 
"I didn't realize it at the time, but Latin 
plays such an important part in scientific 
vocabulary, so my excellent grounding has 
helped all through my career. It also 

brought me into contact with the woman 
who introduced me to Lebanon Valley. 
When I was a high school sophomore, 
starting my second year of Latin, Dorcas 
Bortz ('26) came to Wrightsville to teach. 
Not only was she a wonderful teacher, but 
when the time came for me to choose a 
college, she suggested LVC She took me 
to Annville and showed me around the 
campus. Even as a youngster, I was 
impressed by the fine science department." 
Mae majored in chemistry and biology at 
Lebanon Valley. 

Three faculty members especially earned 
her admiration: Dr. Andrew Bender, S.H. 
Derickson and V Earl Wright. She keeps 
in touch with classmates Flo Grim 
(Wygant), now of Camp Hill; Miriam 
Miller (Roush), whose husband has a tree 
farm near Lebanon; Sophia Morris of 
Wyoming, Pennsylvania; and her room- 
mate, Kathryn Gockley (Heilman). 

"Kathryn got me my first job when we 
graduated in the middle of the Depression. 
I was an attendant at the Schuylkill County 
Mental Hospital. I transferred to Wern- 
ersville State Hospital because it was closer 
to home— and more money. I stayed there 
for eight years, all the time taking credit 
courses at Albright College nearby." 

A lifelong student, she earned a master's 
degree in industrial chemistry from Colum- 
bia University. Her doctorate, from Penn 
State, is in inorganic chemistry, with 
minors in physics and philosophy. 

Her graduate school credits piled up in 
chemistry and engineering math, electrical 
engineering and electronics. "At one point 

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I took pre-med, but no way could I afford 
medical school." she recalls. 

She also developed her talent for lan- 
guages. At various points along the way, 
she studied Spanish. German, Russian and 
Swahili— languages that would stand her 
in good stead when she took up her hobby 
of world travel. 

On her toes teaching 

Never far from a classroom throughout 
college and her career, she managed to 
teach even while holding down full-time 
posts in her specialty, chemical research 
and development. 

She chuckles as she remembers her 
practice teaching stint at Annville High, 
"where the students were as old as I was." 

Her first high school teaching post, at 
Silver Creek, New York, near Buffalo, led 
to an offer from the newly opened Penn 
State Center at Hazleton, the university's 
first off-campus facility. She taught chem- 
istry there for two years, then transferred 
to the main campus in State College with 
an instructorship as part of her Ph.D. 

Some years later, while at the Naval 
Surface Warfare Center, she was invited 
to teach physics on a part-time basis at the 
Charles County Community College. One 
course led to another, and she found herself 
instructing in math, chemistry, philosophy 
and logic— all the while up to her elbows 
in her full-time job. 

"I finally stopped teaching in 1983 
because the government travel got too 
heavy, and I was skipping too many 
classes. But I still miss it a lot," she adds. 

A life in research 

The young, would-be scientist was in the 
right place when World War II opened up 
a new world of scientific marvels. She took 
a job in Kearney, New Jersey, at Western 
Electric, which as the manufacturing arm 
of the Bell Telephone Company was devel- 
oping a technology with important civilian 
and military applications— radar. 

"The word meant nothing to me, but I 
soon learned," she said. "We turned out 
the entire national output of what we know 
today as microwaves. Then we gave them 
top-secret designations such as F-band, 
X-band and the like." 

Six months after she started at WE- 
Kearney, as the big plant was called, her 
boss, the project engineer, had to take a 
family emergency leave of absence. 

"No one else knew anything about the 
project; it was all in that one man's head. 
But we had to carry on. and since I had the 
title of assistant engineer, it was up to me 
to maintain test equipment. We sweated it 
out as we went along, with Bell Labs 
changing their minds every day." 

That baptism prepared her for what 
would become a 37-year stint at the Naval 
Surface Warfare Center. As a research 
chemist in the Manufacturing Technology 
Department, Methods Branch, she's still 
working on top-secret assignments, includ- 
ing research into some of the weapons used 
so successfully during the Persian Gulf 

During her career, she has made forays 
into work on propellant rockets, missiles 
and explosives. Now she has turned her 
attention to sophisticated experiments in 
cleaning up the environment. 

She writes and oversees research propos- 
als, and gives seminars and makes reports 
to high-level officials. She recently ap- 
peared at a conference at NASA's Kennedy 
Space Center to talk on "The Environ- 
mental Fate of Some Energetic Materials," 
among them explosives, pyrotechnics and 

Her work in environmental research 
began in the early 1970s when she took 
part in a joint project with the U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 
to study heavy metals in the sediment of 
the Potomac River. 

Currently, she is one of the few people 
looking at the lingering environmental 
impact of explosives. She is overseeing 
research on a microorganism called white- 
rot fungus, which may be useful in cleaning 
up old bombing ranges and Department of 

Defense installations where explosives, 
propellants and munitions have been manu- 
factured or tested. 

She is also involved in finding new 
methods for getting rid of other environ- 
mentally harmful matter, including heavy 
metals like mercury and lead, volatile 
compounds and other toxic and hazardous 
substances that can no longer be sent to 

"We need to find newer and safer 
disposal and cleanup methods." she states. 
"We can no longer rely on open burning." 

One part of this project will be to help 
the Navy find ways to meet the require- 
ments of the new Clean Air Act and the 
Montreal Protocol Treaty (the latter deals 
with controlling ozone-depleting chemicals 
in the upper atmosphere). 

Despite her concern about environmental 
issues, she takes a conservative view of 
how fast changes can be made. "In some 
respects, some of the environmentalists are 
moving too fast, too soon. There must be 
a compromise between economics— what 
it costs in dollars and jobs— and cleaning 
up the Earth," she states. 

Intrepid globe-trotter 

Despite her busy career, Mae Fauth has 
found time over the years to travel to 160 
countries. Her four favorites are Antarc- 
tica, Tibet, New Guinea and the People's 
Republic of China. 

When asked about her fondest memory 
from her travels, she closes her eyes, 
smiles and recalls standing at the top of 
Kambula Pass in Tibet, looking down 
16,404 feet onto Turquoise Lake. 

"That was in 1981, and up to that time, 
a visit there was the impossible dream," 
since the country was closed to outsiders, 
especially tourists, she explains. Since 
then, she has been back three times. 

Other itineraries have taken her to some 
of the most exotic sites in the world. She 
has been to China four times as a tourist 
and once as an environmental expert in- 
vited by the People's Republic Environ- 
mental Group to make suggestions about 

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Peak experiences in Fauth's travels: the ice 
caps of Antarctica, where she was once 
shipwrecked, and the people of Lhasa, Tibet. 

the problems plaguing that country. During 
her trip, she looked at environmentally 
stressed sites: the dangerous levels of heavy 
metals in the groundwater in the industrial 
northeast, the harbor pollution and acid 
rain in Shanghai ("they don't scrub their 
sulphur dioxide out of the air as we do"), 
the falling water table in the semi-arid north 
and the lack of central sewage treatment 
facilities throughout China. 

She last visited the Soviet Union in 
1986. After the events of last summer, she 
doesn't think she wants to return for a 
while: "I worry about the nuclear weapons 
if it becomes too disorganized there." 

Among the highlights of her travels are 
trips from Borneo to Burma and from Los 
Angeles to Jakarta; a long journey through 
Australia, Tasmania and Honolulu; a cruise 
off the British Isles; numerous other visits 
to Europe (both Western and Eastern 
before the Berlin Wall fell); and visits to 
India and Egypt. She has also visited each 
of the United States, including Alaska this 
past summer. 

There have been plenty of adventures 
along the way, capped by being ship- 
wrecked off the tip of Antarctica on Feb. 
11, 1972, with 165 passengers and crew. 

But let her tell it: 

"It was snowing and blowing a gale. 
The ship ran aground on a submerged rock 
off South Shetland Island. 

"Fortunately, I had bought the best 
Eddie Bauer goosedown gear I could find. 
When the knock came on the door at 5 
a.m. telling us to get dressed in our 
warmest clothing, that's what I put on. A 
little later the captain took the mike and 
announced that we would abandon ship. 

"We had had a number of lifeboat drills, 
so we were prepared. We got into the 
Zodiacs [inflatable boats] . If The Explorer 
hadn't been double-hulled, we would have 
sunk in minutes. As it was, we were in the 
lifeboats for four hours before being picked 
up by a Chilean naval vessel, the Piloto 
Pardo. " 

On her trips, Dr. Fauth prefers to sign 
up by herself for specialized group tours. 
"That way I can be independent and learn 
to know my fellow travelers as we go," 
she explained. In many instances, an 
assigned roommate— a stranger at first — 
becomes a good friend. 

She makes sure to keep her travel 
calendar clear for Lebanon Valley's annual 
Homecoming and Alumni weekends. Her 
slide shows on her adventures have become 
a welcome feature of reunions. 

At home with Fluffa 

An only child of a mother who lived to be 
91 and a father who died three weeks short 
of 99, May Fauth has many cousins and 
lots of friends. But she prefers to live 
alone— except for her cat. Currently resid- 
ing with her in Maryland is Fluffa, a 
four-year-old Maine coon cat. 

In considering her career and life, would 
she do anything differently if she could? 
"No, I have had an interesting life and there 
is nothing in particular that I would 
change," she replies. That includes her 
philosophy. Her key to success? "Hang in 
there when the going gets tough." 

Lois Fegan is a Hershey freelance writer 
whose journalism career has spanned half 
a century. 

Winter 1992 

True to Our 

The marketplace hasn't 
been kind to liberal arts 
colleges. But Lebanon 
Valley has kept at its heart 
a passion for teaching, 
learning and serving. 

By Dr. William McGill 

What characterizes liberal 
arts colleges? What sets 
them apart from the 
more than 3,000 other 
institutions of higher 
education in the United States? David W. 
Breneman. former president of Kalamazoo 
College and currently a visiting fellow at 
the Brookings Institution, has described 
liberal arts colleges as: 

distinguished by a mission of providing 
four-year baccalaureate education . . . in a 
setting that emphasizes and rewards good 
teaching above all else. These colleges 
tend to enroll small numbers of students: 
they emphasize liberal education over 
professional training. They are the source 
of a disproportionate number of graduates 

who go on to earn doctorates and to pursue 
academic careers. Their "privateness" 
means that certain values— religious and 
otherwise— can inform their mission in 
ways not possible at state institutions, 
while their small size makes possible a 
sense of community among students, fac- 
ulty, and staff that can rarely be achieved 
in larger settings. 

In his study of liberal arts colleges, 
Breneman defined them by their educa- 
tional ideals. They are primarily under- 
graduate, residential institutions granting 
the majority of their degrees in the arts and 
sciences. By that definition, he concluded 
that their numbers are shrinking: of the 
3,400 colleges and universities in the 
United States, only about 200 now are true 

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liberal arts colleges— among them Lebanon 
Valley College. 

The other 400 or so once thought of as 
liberal arts colleges did not disappear. 
Rather, in the face of marketplace pres- 
sures—a declining number of high school 
graduates, shifting societal expectations 
and dramatically rising costs for the re- 
sources colleges need to function (scientific 
equipment, new technologies, books and 
such mundane things as utilities)— many 
colleges have changed their character. 
They have begun to emphasize vocationally 
oriented curricula. They have removed 
requirements (for example, studying a 
foreign language) that are inherently part 
of the liberal arts tradition but that might 
discourage prospective students from at- 
tending. And they have come to translate 

all educational questions into fiscal ones. 

The forces stimulating this response are 
essentially external to the colleges them- 
selves. But the colleges' response, which 
amounts to the rejection or neglect of the 
qualities that made them liberal arts col- 
leges in the first place, derives from an 
internal crisis: the loss of a sense of 
purpose. I will not recite here the history 
of higher education over the last two 
decades. But one of the critical develop- 
ments has been a crisis of confidence in 
institutional purposes, an inability of peo- 
ple within an institution to agree about 
what they are doing— or at least an unwill- 
ingness to make the effort necessary to 
define common purposes and implement 

The result is that faculty and administra- 
tors generally do not take seriously the 
statements of purpose or mission adorning 
college catalogs as criteria by which to 
judge programs and policies. Lacking such 
criteria, colleges seize upon others that 
they imagine to be more concrete: market- 
ability, credit-hours generated, cost/benefit 
analyses and the like. Such measures have 
their usefulness, but when substituted for 
the educational mission, they inevitably 
produce the kinds of changes that funda- 
mentally alter the character of a college. 

Lebanon Valley College has confronted 
the same external forces as have most other 
liberal arts colleges, and we have re- 
sponded and adapted in a variety of ways. 
But, as Breneman's list recognizes, we 
have continued to affirm our essential 
character, and that character is most clearly 
seen in our hopes for our students. We 
want our students: 

1 . to develop a genuine concern for coop- 
erative living and community service; 

2. to attain a heightened sense of moral 
and spiritual values through a deepened 
awareness of how people have thought of 
themselves in relation to nature, to society 
and to God; 

3 . to appreciate the close and unmistakable 

relationship among rational thought, crea- 
tive imagination and moral commitment; 

4. to deal candidly and intelligently with 
the past, the present and the future and their 

We affirm those hopes in the college's 
statement of purpose. In its present form, 
that statement is relatively new, but its 
essence goes back directly to those who 
founded this college in the 1860s and to the 
ethos of the United Brethren Church. In 
reply to the question of why they should 
found a college, they asserted that God had 
bestowed on human beings both a capacity 
to know and a desire for knowledge, that 
He had not done so "with a view to their 
never being improved . . . but, on the 
Contrary, desires & demands an improve- 
ment of the faculties given." And, no less 

(Opposite page) Dr. Paul Heise explains 
an idea in his seminar on the history of 
economic thought. (Above) Economics Pro- 
fessor Jeanne Hey takes a moment to chat 
with senior Tom Rhoads. 

importantly, the founders asserted that 
education was essential to enable people 
to properly fulfill their responsibility to and 
for others. 

Over the years, the United Brethren 
Church was transmuted into the Evangeli- 

Winter 1992 

Dr. Diane Iglesias. chair of the Foreign Language Department, has won state and national teaching awards. 

cal United Brethren and then into the 
United Methodist Church. The relationship 
of the college to the church has also had 
various transformations. We have sought 
new and more contemporary ways of 
expressing our purpose and conducting our 
mission. But the mission remains funda- 
mentally unchanged: to develop in our 
students discriminating minds and under- 
standing hearts so that they may discharge 
the duties that flow from the varied 
relations of life. 

The principal reason for our steadfast- 
ness in pursuing this hope is (and I think 
always has been) the quality of our faculty. 

When I came to Lebanon 
Valley College in 1986, I came 
because of my assessment, dur- 
ing the interview process, of the quality of 
the faculty. Now, five years later, after 
getting to know faculty members better, 
with all their strengths and foibles, I find 
myself even more impressed with them and 
clearer about what so struck me then. By 
quality, I am not invoking a nebulous, 
generalized judgment about how good they 
are. I am referring to specific characteris- 

tics of excellence that I think make Leba- 
non Valley College what it is. Most 
particularly, the faculty possess an excep- 
tional passion for teaching. 

Reflect again on Breneman's description 
of liberal arts colleges. He notes that such 
colleges provide an inordinately high num- 
ber of people who go on to do graduate 
work and to pursue academic careers. That 
outcome arises directly from the quality of 
the teacher-student relationship. Students 
who choose to become college teachers 
often do so to follow in the footsteps of 
those whom they most admire— and to 
provide others with the same kind of 
teaching they themselves received. Over 
the last several years, numerous organiza- 
tions and agencies have conducted studies 
examining which colleges and universities 
produce the graduates who go on to earn 
Ph.D.s in the sciences, the humanities and 
the social sciences. Almost invariably the 
name of Lebanon Valley appears on such 
lists in a very prominent place, amidst the 
Ivies and the Little Ivies and the high 
visibility colleges. Compared with all 3,400 
colleges and universities in the country, 
we rank in the top 3 or 4 percent in terms 
of the proportion of our graduates who go 

on to earn a doctorate. Even in comparison 
with the other liberal arts institutions on 
Breneman's list, our performance is re- 
markable. Lebanon Valley's record pro- 
vides dramatic proof of the special nature 
of student-teacher relationships here. 

When President John Synodinos first 
came to the college, he asked a group of 
students whether they expected to maintain 
some contact with one of their teachers 
after graduation. He reports that the stu- 
dents laughed and said, "Why just one?" 
That response is not merely a tribute to the 
faculty's friendliness. It is most of all a 
tribute to their commitment to teaching, to 
the intense interpersonal relationships that 
are at the heart of good teaching. 

In national studies of what makes teach- 
ers effective, an enthusiasm for one's 
subject often emerges as the most impor- 
tant characteristic, but not all people with 
enthusiasm for their subjects can teach 
well. The critical characteristic is really a 
passion for teaching one's subject to others. 
That passion ultimately derives from a 
sense of responsibility to and for others, a 
commitment to the ideal of teaching as 
service. That passion produces a sensitivity 
to the learners, a readiness to seek ways 


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Great teaching is ultimately 
personal and relational. 
That is why it occurs more 
often in relatively small 

of making the material more comprehensi- 
ble to them and an energy that enlivens the 
exchange of information and ideas. 

Great teaching is ultimately personal and 
relational. That is why it occurs more often 
in relatively small colleges, which both 
value the personal element of education 
and have environments that facilitate it. 
But there is a great danger in teaching: the 
temptation to dominate. Teachers have 
mastery of a subject, and knowledge is 
power. Teachers can use their knowledge 
to dazzle young minds, to satisfy their own 
egos, to create disciples who will sit at their 
feet and admire them. But the ideal of 
teacher as servant guards against this 
temptation and mitigates the danger. 

This ideal is essential to the character 
of Lebanon Valley College. If we are 
committed, as we say we are, to educating 
young men and women for a life of service, 
then the ethos of this community must 
value service. In particular, the relation- 
ships at the heart of the educational 
enterprise— the teacher-student relation- 
ships—must manifest that value. 

For the most part they do. Whenever I 
speak with faculty or with students about 
the teaching/learning experience, I am 
impressed by the quality of the relation- 
ships that exist between faculty and stu- 
dents here— and that quality explains the 
answer the president received. 

That is not to say that every faculty 
member is a great teacher, nor that all 
teacher/student relationships meet or even 
approach the ideal. As a dean, I have had 
my share of conferences to mediate, mod- 
erate or mollify in student-faculty situ- 
ations. Faculty are human; they have their 
quirks and biases, their good days and their 
bad, and some are better than others at 
understanding how 18-year-olds or 40-year- 
olds will react to their ways of doing things. 

Kenethia Staley discusses a paper with Dr. Phil Billings, chair of the English Department. 

Just as students have learning styles that fit 
them better, faculty have teaching styles 
with which they are more comfortable. 
Almost everyone has an anecdote about a 
Professor So-and-so who was (is) a diffi- 
cult person. But the fact remains that the 
Lebanon Valley College faculty are distinc- 
tive in their passion for teaching, their 
commitment to their students. Even old 
So-and-so may act the way he does because 
he wants so much for his students. 

Speaking from three decades of experi- 
ence in higher education (almost four if 
you count my undergraduate and graduate 
years), I can say that the faculty here are 
very special men and women. We have 
more great teachers, more very good 
teachers, and far, far fewer problematic 
teachers than one typically finds, even at 
small liberal arts colleges. 

My point is not simply to praise the 
faculty, but rather to emphasize that it is 
their quality, and above all their passion 
for teaching and their understanding of 
teaching as fundamentally a service voca- 
tion, that has enabled Lebanon Valley 
College to persist in its commitment to 
liberal education. 

The central purpose of the liberal arts 

tradition in a democratic society is to 
prepare people to make a difference, to 
contribute significantly to the communities 
in which they live, work, worship and play. 
That purpose resonates with the intent of 
the college's founders, and it is what we 
continue to hope for today for our students. 
The faculty exemplify this hope in their 
own lives: the language professor who has 
won a national award for teaching and who 
helps to run the county free meals program: 
all of his colleagues who volunteer to help 
in that program: the political science pro- 
fessor who devoted proceeds from a book 
to a family shelter; the biology professor 
who volunteers for the literacy council. 
We have not lost our sense of purpose 
because we have faculty who teach with 
more than words and in arenas beyond the 
classroom. And because we have not lost 
that sense, we have had the ability to 
respond to the external challenges in ways 
consistent with our tradition. We have 
found ways to change our face without 
chanaina the content of our character. 

William McGill is vice president and dean 
of the college. 

Winter 1992 

of Yarns 

John Barth brought along 
his pen, his binder and his 
novel- in-progress to steer 
young writers on their own 
voyages to the unknown. 

By Laura Ritter 

One evening in late Septem- 
ber, with the Little Theater 
of the Mund College Center 
filled to capacity and dense 
with expectation, author 
John Barth took the stage. Bald, with large 
glasses and a graying beard, Barth is a slim 
man. almost slight, but he moves with the 
quickness and balance of the experienced 
sailor that he is. Taking position behind the 
comparatively massive lectern, Barth 
opened a blue paper folder, and in a 
smooth, melodic voice began his talk. 

For the first time in public, Barth 
presented a work he's currently calling 
"Once Upon A Time: A Floating Opera," 
a novel so new it is barely out of what 
Barth called its "first trimester." (If the 
subtitle has a familiar ring, it is because 
Barth's first novel, written in 1956, bears 
the same name.) 

The new work is an opera of the literary 
kind, floating, because as it begins, a 
couple sets off on an end-of-the-season 
sailing cruise, meandering through the 
marshy shallows of a bay not unlike the 
Chesapeake, Barth's boyhood home. 
"Life as a voyage is trite, but it's 

serviceable," Barth told his audience. "For 
a writer, every new project is a voyage to 
the unknown." 

After an "overture" providing an outline 
of the novel's plot, Barth launched into 
what he calls an "aria," an extended essay 
about the old binder, acquired some 40 
years ago, in which he has written the first 
draft of each of his books. Though he 
professed a distaste for autobiographical 
fiction, Barth brought the binder along, 
clear testament to the autobiographical 
nature of his aria, which describes not only 
his notebook but eventually his pen, which 
he extracted from his pocket at the appro- 
priate moment, flourishing it like a magi- 
cian would a rabbit. 

Some in the audience— one or two 
students and a tow-headed 6-year-old clutch- 
ing a bear— were lulled to sleep by Barth's 
rhythmic melody, but for many of his 
listeners, expectation gave way to keen 
attentiveness. In witty, carefully turned 
phrases, Barth drew the audience into a 
detailed account of his way of writing: 
sitting at a table with his binder, coffee cup 
at hand, ear plugs in place even though the 
children whose presence first occasioned 
them had long since left home. 

As the aria proceeded, Barth mused as 
to "which will fail first, this old binder, 
this old body or the high-minded imagina- 
tion that links the two?" 

Barth appeared at Lebanon Valley at the 
invitation of Professor Philip Billings and 
the sponsorship of the Seth Eisner/Kraft 
Foods Lecture Fund. During his entertain- 
ing introduction, Billings explained how 
he had first met the author— it was just at 
the moment when he was trying to decide 
upon a dissertation topic as a graduate 
student at Michigan State. Billings chose 
Barth's fiction as his topic, and the two 
have maintained their acquaintance ever 

Before the evening reading and recep- 
tion. Barth spent most of the day at the 
college, speaking with journalists, students 
and faculty. 

Barth speaks expressively and with pol- 
ished composure, whether the topic is 10th- 

and 11th-century Sanskrit manuscripts, 
architecture or fractal geometry. Sprinkled 
through his lectures are quotes ranging 
from exotic fictional characters like 
Scheherazade to contemporary novelists 
like Anne Tyler and Umberto Eco. 

Listening to Barth, you might find it 
difficult to imagine that he grew up on 
Maryland's Eastern Shore, in the backwa- 
ters of the Chesapeake Bay, coming out 
of what he called "a mediocre, semi- 
Southern, semi-rural, wartime school sys- 
tem with a very poor education." 

Almost like a character in a novel, Barth 
chanced to discover he was the recipient 
of a scholarship. And so he made his way 
across the bay to Baltimore and "managed 
to stumble into a very good university 
[Johns Hopkins] with no particular ambi- 
tion in mind." 

To supplement the scholarship. Barth, a 
drummer throughout high school, played 
jazz; he was also given a job. "The 
university hired people to put books back 
on the shelf, and without anyone saying 
so, we were given to understand we could 
get lost with our cart of books." It was by 
"enormous serendipity" that he was as- 
signed to the stacks of the classics depart- 
ment, which also contained what would 
now be called the Near-Eastern and Far- 
Eastern stacks. Lost amidst these shelves, 
Barth discovered the "1,001 Nights" tales, 
both in the original Arabic and in Sir 
Richard Francis Burton's "17- volume trans- 
lation, with all the crazy footnotes." Thus 
began his lifelong fascination with ancient 
stories, myths and the master story teller, 

"I came to Johns Hopkins with my mind 
the classical blank tablet because of my 
high school education, which I remember 
as a sort of benign fuzz ... I don't 
remember any education taking place. My 
mind was this perfect Playdoh or Silly 
Putty, ready to have these things entraced," 
Barth said. 

"As the Baptists talk of total immersion, 
this was my baptism into world literature— 
by total immersion." 

Perhaps in part because the university 


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represented such an awakening for him (or 
perhaps because his wide-ranging interests 
require ready access to a major library), 
Barth has not been far from a campus ever 
since his arrival at Hopkins in 1947. After 
receiving first a bachelor's and, in 1952, a 
master's degree from Hopkins, he began 
teaching at Penn State and writing novels, 
including The Floating Opera, The End of 
the Road and The Sot-Weed Factor. He 
later taught at the State University of New 
York at Buffalo and published three more 
books: Giles Goat Boy, Lost in the Fun 
House and Chimera, a novella collection 
that won the National Book Award in 1973. 

Barth returned to Hopkins in 1973 and 
for nearly 20 years has taught in The 
Writing Seminars, today considered one 
of the best writing programs in the nation. 
Although he recently retired from most of 
his duties, he continues to teach a graduate 
seminar in the fall. 

Over the course of his visit to Lebanon 
Valley, Barth spoke often of former stu- 
dents and of his role in the Seminars, 
which, he says, is not that of a teacher, 
but rather a coach. Clearly recognizing the 
importance that literature played in his own 

"I make no attempt to 
keep up-to-date with 
contemporary fiction. 
It is probably a 
mistake to douse your- 
self in too much of the 
brand-new. " 

— John Barth 

life, he urged students to read widely, not 
only their "heroes of the moment" but also 
to "take a look back in the corridors of 
literature from other cultures and other 
centuries." Thus "out of the enormous 
inventory of texts," they might find "a Ray 
Carver and some 10th-century Sanskrit 
poet that might come together to help a 
talented apprentice writer find out who he 
or she is." 

Asked about what he enjoys reading, 
Barth replied that he is currently in search 
of literature's first message in a bottle, and 
has so far read all of Daniel Defoe's novels 
without finding it. He also recently under- 
took, for the second time in its entirety, 
1,001 Nights, in a new translation. 

"I make no attempt to keep up-to-date 
with contemporary fiction," he said. "It is 
probably a mistake to douse yourself in too 
much of the brand-new. I heard Bill Styron 
say once that if he hears a noise about this 
new writer or that new writer, he sort of 
waits and lets about 10 years go by . . . 
If they're still talking about it after 10 
years, it must be pretty good," Barth said. 

By Styron's definition, Barth's work is 
certainly worth looking into: nearly all of 
the 11 books he has produced in four 
decades of writing are currently, to his 
great pleasure, in print. In addition to 
numerous American editions, his work can 
be read in French, German, Italian, Hun- 
garian, Korean, Finnish, Japanese, He- 
brew, Portuguese and Polish. His most 
recent novel. The Last Voyage of Somebody 
the Sailor, was published last February. 
In it, a modern-day adventurer who grew 
up on the Eastern Shore finds himself in 
Baghdad, exchanging stories with Sindbad, 
the sailor made famous by Scheherazade. 

There is a studied brilliance to much of 
Barth's work, but Barth himself seems 
wary of what he calls "soulless, merely 
razzle-dazzle pastiche which you see on 
MTV for example, a dazzling montage of 
portentous images— portentous in that they 
seem to wave heavy meaning at us . . . 
But it is phony portent, it's phony apoca- 

To Barth, what separates literature from 
mere razzle-dazzle is its passion. "What- 
ever the element of irony, even of parody, 
you will find [great literature] impassioned. 
It would be directed; the real job of 
literature remains, as Aristotle said, to talk 
about human life, its happiness and its 
misery," Barth said. 

It is perhaps Barth's passion, and his 
passionate commitment to telling a story, 
that enabled him to hold the Little Theater 
audience in his spell as he sang his aria. 
And if his reception at the college is any 
indication of this new work's success, 
Barth's latest novel should charm a very 
large audience. 

Laura Ritter is a Lebanon fi-eelance writer. 

Winter 1992 



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Sylvester K. Stevens '53 

Patricia E. Newpher '55 

Myrle Eikner Bowman '58 

Mary Orner Gray '60 

Joan Brown '52 

Neil Timberlin '53 

Oren R. Noss '55 

Phyllis Homer Boyce '58 

Earl S. Heckendorn Jr. '60 

Ernest A. Caprio Jr. '52 

Charles A. Wagner '53 

Saundra J. Oliver '55 

Gary L. Eppley '58 

Karl M. Heckert '60 

William L. Conrad '52 

Martha Alsberg West '53 

Rosalind M. Orbach '55 

Albert W. Erickson '58 

Norman P. Hernberg '60 

Francis R. Douglass '52 

Nancy Linnen Wrinkle '53 

Lawrence E. Peters '55 

Kenneth L. Fisher '58 

Suzanne Dubbs Hill '60 

Thomas Elmore Jr. '52 

Howard Pyle '55 

Stuart Gold '58 

Ernest V. Hollis '60 

Ronald Fazekas '52 

Robert W. Addiss '54 

Robert Rankin '55 

James Gravesande '58 

Geraldine Hart Houck '60 

Arthur J. Ferenczy '52 

Noel Beebe '54 

Marlin J. Sachs '55 

Joseph S. Green '58 

Harry William Johnson '60 

Joseph F. Fiordano '52 

Angelo P. Bonanni '54 

William J. Sawyer '55 

Richard A. Humbert '58 

Patricia Dernier Kaullen '60 

Elmer Hamm Jr. '52 

Betsy Jane Brodhead '54 

Robert T. Slack '55 

Elaine Sproul Johnson '58 

Irvin R. Legay '60 

Gerald D. Kaspar '52 

Barbara Grosky Collins '54 

Glenn J. Slike '55 

Paul E. Johnson '58 

Joseph E. Mantz '60 

Edwin U. Kreider '52 

James R. Cox '54 

Thomas J. Snukis '55 

Bernard F. Kotanchick '58 

Warner L. Mark '60 

Rhesa F. Martzall '52 

Rodney E. Curry '54 

Theodore Stagg '55 

Albert M. Lapioli '58 

Ralph G. Mastrogiovanni '60 

Marianne Shenk Meredith '52 

Donald L. Dixon '54 

Warren J. Strickler '55 

Allen D. Marshall '58 

David W. Mead '60 

Felix M. Morley '52 

William E. Dunn '54 

Jack M. Weiner '55 

Richard M. McHenry '58 

Jane Wirbick Metzgar '60 

Alvan Morris '52 

Mary A. Feeman '54 

Beverly Hemperly (Culotta) 

Mary Ann Munchel '60 

Donald J. Murray '52 

Stuart R. Feeser Jr. '54 

William W Edel '56 

Peiffer '58 

David Rowe '60 

Edward J. O'Rourke '52 

Theodore R. Fetter '54 

JoAnne R. Garver '56 

Russell H. Schott '58 

Joseph P. Sevco Jr. '60 

Nancy A. Paules '52 

Elaine Smith Freeman '54 

Irmgard Plessmann LeFrank '56 

Nathan Schwartz '58 

Stephen W. Sevits '60 

Sylvia Gueressi Podged '52 

Mary Keeler Fretz '54 

Rebecca Reitz McKinley '56 

Martha Tittle Schwenk '58 

Phillis Long Snyder '60 

James H. Reber '52 

Jean H. Garverich '54 

James R. Meluskey '56 

Clark L. Snyder '58 

Erika Ruth Staab '60 

Kenneth E. Rossman '52 

Millard E. Gladfelter '54 

Adrian O. Morse '56 

James D. Snyder '58 

Donna M. Hill White '60 

Robert J. Schirato '52 

Ronald C. Gluck '54 

Robert B. Palmer '56 

Edgar N. Stahley Jr. '58 

David Wike '60 

Joseph Sebastian '52 

Thomas B. Henry '54 

Jerry G. Patterson '56 

Richard B. Starr '58 

William R. Yocum '60 

Clyde J. Shaak '52 

C. Elwood Johnson Jr. '54 

Lewis W Piedi Jr. '56 

Mary Ann Mutala Swicarz '58 

Lorelle Lynn Zacharias '60 

Thomas A. Shaak '52 

Neal F. Layser '54 
Richard Lenox '54 

Thomas L. Reilly '56 

Beverkt Sutton Tucker '58 
James Wright '58 

14 The Valley 



[1U 1 coui7 


World-class perform ins artists, 
scinti I latins speakers, a festival of 
classic films, wild and wacky come- 
dians—they're all on tap this winter 
and sprins at Lebanon Valley Collese. 
Join us for drama and dance, for 
Opera Outreach and recitals and for 
the collese's traditionally excellent art 
exhibits, concerts and athletic events. 
This year, too, the campus welcomes 
a new addition: the well-known 
Authors & Artists series. 


February 26 
Civil Rights activist and 
producer of "Eyes on the 
Prize," Richardson takes 
you behind the scenes of 
her award-winning public 
television series. 


February 9 

The young, internationally 

acclaimed pianist performs 

music by Liszt, Chopin and 



February 8 

Back for a second time, the 

quartet offers an exciting 

new twist to classical 



* 5' 10 13 ,1! 

Men's Basketball 

Rinso Marquette 


Lynch Gym, 6 and 8 pm 

Men's Basketball 

Rinso Marquette 


Lynch Gym, 1 and 3 pm 

Women's Basketball 
LVC vs. College of 
Notre Dame 
Lynch Gym, 7 pm 

Men's Basketball 
LVC vs. Juniata 
Lynch Gym, 8 pm 
JV Game, 6 pm 

Men's Baske 
LVC vs. Diet 
Lynch Gym, 




LVC vs. Elizabethtown 

Arnold Sports Center, 7 pm 

Men's Basketball 

LVC vs. Western Maryland 

Lynch Gym, 8 pm 

JV Game, 6 pm 

23 1 25 

Women's Basketball 
LVC vs. Gettysburg 
Lynch Gym, 7 pm 

Honors Orchestra 
Lutz Hall 

Blair Music Center 
7:30 pm 


LVC vs. Susquehanj 


Lynch Gym, 12 pm 


LVC vs. Western Ma 

Arnold Sports Centq 

Women's Basketbai 
LVC vs. Delaware w 
Lynch Gym, 7 pm 





Honors Band 
Lutz Hall 

Blair Music Center 
7:30 pm 

Indoor Track 

LVC Invitational 

Arnold Sports Center, 1 pm 

Women's Basketball 
LVC vs. Eastern 
Lynch Gym, 5 pm 

Men's Basketball 
LVC vs. Moravian 
Lynch Gym, 3 pm 
JVGame, 1 pm 

2 % 


"Small Change" 

Miller Chapel, Room 101 

7:30 pm 

Women's Basketball 

LVC vs. Franklin& 


Lynch Gym, 7 pm 




Samuel Oberholtzer 
"Literature in Opera" 
Faust Lounge 
Mund College Center 
11 am 

Men's JV Basketball 
LVC vs. Bucknell 
Lynch Gym, 7 pm 

14 15 16. 18 

Greg Morton 



Mund College Center, 9 pm 

Wrestling, LVC vs. 
State Lynch Gym, 6 pm 

Women's Basketball 
LVC vs. Dickinson 
Lynch Gym, 2 pm 

Miller Chapel 
Room 101, 7:30 pm 


Professor Elizabeth Billings 

"Shakespearean Drama 

in Opera' 

Faust Lounge 

Mund College Center, 1 1 am 

Tina Washington 

Pennsylvania's Teacher 

of the Year, 1991 

Faust Lounge 

Mund College Center, 6:30 pm 





Faculty Potpourri Concert 

Lutz Hall 

Blair Music Center, 3 pm 




Ruth Kuchinsky 
"The Arts in Special 
Faust Lounge 
Mund College Center 
11 am 


Arceneaux and Mitchell 



Mund College Center, 9:30 pm 

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High School Competition 
Blair Music Center 
8:30 am -5 pm 


LVC vs. Elizabethtown 

Arnold Field, 1 pm 


LVC vs. Dickinson 

Arnold Field, 1 pm 


Norma Richar 

Oil on porcelain 

2-4 pm 

Exhibition runs 

March 1 5 through April 5 

Mund College Center 



LVC Concert Choir 
Lutz Hall 

Blair Music Center 
7:30 pm 

Touch of Bi 
Lutz Hall I 
Blair Music 
8:30 pm 


January 1 7 
Experience the magic 
of Indian music with 
ethnomusicologists John 
Protopapas and Jan 
Eyerhave, who have 
studied under master 
musicians in India and 
performed internationally. 


2 Jaz; 
z Hall 


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6 pm 


March 28 

One of North America's 
finest Shakespearean 
actors, he presents his one- 
man show, "The Lunatic, 
the Lover and the Poet," a 
glorious two-hour festival of 

Pianist, composer, vocalist 
and arranger, he provides 
a wonderful taste of New 
Orleans, with French 
Quarter jazz on the piano. 

'ert a 
in a 

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This international series 
features five classics about 
"Childhood: The Lost 
World." The films, shown 
on Sundays in January and 
February, are: "My Life as 
a Dog," "Hope and Glory," 
"Small Change," "My Uncle 
Antoine" and "Walkabout." 


16s 17 

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Women's Basketball 
LVC vs. Swarthmore 
Lynch Gym, 7 pm 

Classical Indian Music 

Lutz Hall 

Blair Music Center, 8 pm 

18 19 

Men's Basketball 
LVC vs. Muhlenberg 
Lynch Gym, 3 pm 
JVGame, 1 pm 


"Hope and Glory" 
Miller Chapel, Room 101 
7:30 pm 

26„ 28 

"My Life as a Dog" 
Miller Chapel, Room 101 
7:30 pm 


Professor Elizabeth Billings 
"The History of Opera" 
Faust Lounge 
Mund College Center 
11 am 




LVC vs. Elizabethtown 

Lynch Gym, 7 pm 






azz Band 

i Vazquez 




vlusic Center, 7:30 pm 


Modern Mandolin Quartet 

Lutz Hall 

Blair Music Center, 8 pm 


LVC vs. Western 



Lynch Gym, 12 pm 


LVC vs. Washington 

Arnold Sports Center, 1 pm 


"My Uncle Antoine" 
Miller Chapel, Room 101 
^ 7:30 pm 


Barbara Skelly 


Exhibition through March 7 

Mund College Center 

Arthur Greene 


Lutz Hall 

Blair Music Center 

3 pm 

21 22 

i Ba 9tball 

's.G tysburg 

lGy 8 pm 

arne om 

Women's Basketball 
LVC vs. Western Maryland 
Lynch Gym, 7 pm 


"Barefoot in the Park" 
Student Production 
Little Theater 
Mund College Center 
8 pm 

LVC vs. Albright 
Lynch Gym, 12 pm 
Alumni Game, 6 pm 

Men's Basketball 
Hot Dog Frank Night 
LVC vs. Franklin & Marshall 
Lynch Gym, 8 pm 


"Barefoot in the Park" 
Student Production 
Little Theater 
Mund College Center 
8 pm 

Erwin Chan 
French Hor 
Lutz Hall 
Blair Music 
3 pm 





Ausic enter 


Dr. Albert Alley 

"Eye Surgery Mission to 

Third World Countries" 

Little Theater 

Mund College Center 

1:15 pm 


Dr. Arthur McCardle 
"Language and Opera" 
Faust Lounge 
Mund College Center 
1 1 am 



LVC vs. Albright 

Arnold Field, 3 pm 



Gayle Zimmerman 
"Speech Pathology" 
Faust Lounge 
Mund College Center 
11 am 


LVC vs. Swarthmore 

Arnold Field, 3 pm 

26™ 28 


"Sexual Politics: Shoot-Out 

at Gender Gap" 

Little Theater 

Mund College Center, 2 pm 



Brian Bedford 

"The Lunatic, the Lover 

and the Poet" 

Little Theater 

Mund College Center, 8 pm 

for Admissi 
Call for detc 
(71 7) 867-6 

LVC vs. Frs 
Arnold Fieli 



"Hope and Glory" 
Miller Chapel, Room 101 
7:30 pm 


LVC vs. Elizabethtown 

Lynch Gym, 7 pm 

Indoor Track 

LVC Invitational 

Arnold Sports Center, 1 pm 

Heidi Sternberger 
Black and white 
photography, 2-4 pm 
Exhibition Jan. 1 2-Feb. 9 
Mund College Center 


Women's Basketball 
LVC vs. Johns Hopkins 
Lynch Gym, 7 pm 

All of our events are open 
to the public and many are 
free. Events that require 
a ticket are indicated with 
an *. For more information 
on events or to inquire 
about tickets, please call: 


Jim Woland, (71 7) 867-6036 


Mund College Center, (71 7) 867-61 61 
Athletic Department, (71 7) 867-6260 


Music Department, (71 7) 867-6275 

*Admission Charge 


Chapel, Room 101 

Arthur Greene 

i March 7 Lutz Hall 
iter Blair Music Center 

3 pm 


Dr. Kevin Pry 

"Opera and Theater Arts" 
Blair Music Center 
Room 228, 2 pm 

12 13 

Men's Basketball 
LVC vs. Elizabethtown 
Lynch Gym, 8 pm 
JV Game, Central Penn 
Business School, 6 pm 


Women's Basketball 
LVC vs. Susquehanna 
Lynch Gym, 7 pm 

LVC vs. King's 
Lynch Gym, 7 pm 

Women's Basketball 
LVC vs. Moravian 
Lynch Gym, 7 pm 

= rank Night 
: ranklin & Marshall 
/m,8 pm 

tin the Park" 



liege Center 


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■ «4im'l:WH-1l 

Erwin Chandler 
French Horn 
Lutz Hall 

Blair Music Center 
3 pm 


Barefoot in the Park" 
Student Production 
Little Theater 
Mund College Center, 3 pm 


Mamie Carlson 
"The Arts and Prison 
Faust Lounge 
Mund College Center 
11 am 


Convocation Ceremony 
Miller Chapel 


Civil Rights Leader 
Judy Richardson 
Producer of 
"Eyes on the Prize" 
Faust Lounge, 7:30 pm 




LVC vs. Albright 

Arnold Field, 3 pm 


LVC vs. Elizabethtown/ 


Lebanon Country Club 

1 pm 

LVC vs. Alvernia 
Arnold Field 
3 pm 


Dan Horn 
Room 101 
Miller Chapel, 9 pm 




Lunatic, the Lover 

le Poet" 


I College Center, 8 pm 

for Admissions 
Call for details: 


LVC vs. Franklin & 


Arnold Field, 1 pm 

LVC Symphony/Concerto-Aria 

Lutz Hall 

Blair Music Center, 3 pm 




LVC vs. York 
Arnold Field, 3 pm 




1WED mm*. 



"History of American Opera" 

Dr. Kevin Pry 

Faust Lounge 

Mund College Center, 2 pm 



Christian rock music festival 
For details, call the chaplain's 
office: (71 7) 867-61 35 
Continues through the 5th 


LVC vs. Dickinson/ 


Arnold Field, 3:30 pm 

■ JJ-H.l-MI8lcM-U.-l 

Dave Binder, Singer 
Mund College Center 
9:30 pm 


LVC vs. Widener 

Arnold Field, 3 pm 


LVC vs. Allentown/ 
Albright, Lebanon 
Country Club, 1 pm 


Birdsongs of the Mesozoic 

Lutz Hall 

Blair Music Center, 8 pm 


LVC Symphonic Band 

Lutz Hall 

Blair Music Center, 3 pm 

6 7 


LVC vs. Elizabethtown 

Arnold Field, 3 pm 


Ann Simon 

Exhibition through April 1 9 
Mund College Center 

LVC Clarinet Choir and 
Flute Ensemble 
Lutz Hall 

Blair Music Center 
8:30 pm 


Othmar Carli 


History and the Arts" 

Faust Lounge 

Mund College Center, 1 1 am 

Dr. Gary Guertner 
Director of Studies at the 
Army War College, Carlisle 
"National Security 
Strategy in a New Era" 
Faust Lounge 
Mund College Center 
1 1 am 

8 WED ^^ 

OS ' ** 



LVC vs. Franklin & 


Arnold Field, 2:30 pm 


LVC Invitational 
Arnold Field 
3:30 pm 


Spring Fashion Show and 
West Dining Hall 
Mund College Center 
1 pm 

10 M 

— Baa EHsa 

"Man of La Mancha" Softball 

Student Production LVC vs. 

Little Theater Gettysburg 

Mund College Center Arnold Field 

8 pm 1 pm 

"Man of La Mancha" 
Student Production 
Little Theater 
Mund College Center, 8 pm 

Band Day featuring MC 

Gary De Lena 

For information, contact 

the Mund College Center: 



■ ■ J :l , ■ ♦ ' : >'! I VcT TTTS 

"Man of La Mancha" 
Student Production 
Little Theater 
Mund College Center 
8 pm 

Quartet Die Posaunen 
Lutz Hall 

Blair Music Center 
8 pm 

T "ii Baseball T #|L WM ^k 

zB ^A LVCvs. Ursinus IflMTUES A* 

I'B^MV Arnold Field, 3 pm MWK 

LVC Chamber Choir 
Lutz Hall 

Blair Music Center 
8:30 pm 

Dr. Kenneth Laws 

"Dance and the Laws 

of Physics" 

Faust Lounge 

Mund College Center, 1 1 am 


LVC vs. Widener/ 
Delaware Valley 
Lebanon Valley 
Country Club, 1 pm 

MM "K Softball WM P^k Baseball 1JJ^ W M^^ 

J7A* ^^ LV C vs. Allentown ^M7 H LVC vs. Moravian ^mv M V ^M7 ^mf 

c^^^p^^W Arnold Field, 4 pm MWi^Br Arnold 1 pm MmE^^W MwH Mr 

Mark Rust 


Social Quad, 1 1 am 

In case of rain, 

East Dining Hall 



LVC vs. Moravian 

Arnold Field, 1 pm 


LVC vs. Moravian 

Arnold Field, 1 pm 


Art exhibit, crafts, 
entertainment, food 
outside on campus 


Noon to 5 pm 
See April 25 

LVC Percussion Ensemble 

Lutz Hall 

Blair Music Center, 8 pm 

■ XlfTHURS \ 

Dr. W. Fred Kinsey 
Retired Director of the 
North Museum, Lancaster 
"Archeological Digging" 
Little Theater 
Mund College Center 
1:15 pm 


Henry Butler 

Lutz Hall 

Blair Music Center, 8 pm 

'Admission Charge 

Lebanon Valley College 

of Pennsylvania 

S P O R T S 

Co-captain Dawn Hickman (#5), the team leader in points for the 1991 season, battles for position. 

By John B. Deamer, Jr. 
Sports Information Director 

Field Hockey (14-6-2) 

Lebanon Valley's team, dominated by a 
remarkable group of freshman talent, won 
the 1991 Middle Atlantic Conference Cham- 
pionship (MAC) and received an NCAA 
bid to compete in the 16-team tournament 
for the national title. 

Coached by Kathy Tierney, the team 
won its second MAC crown in four seasons 
by defeating Drew in Madison, NJ, 2-1, 
on penalty strokes. The winning stroke 
came from junior midfielder April Myers, 
of Lewistown. 

Lebanon Valley reached the champion- 
ship round after defeating Elizabethtown 
on the road, 3-2, and Johns Hopkins, 4-0, 
at Arnold Field. 

Senior back Dawn Hickman, of 
Clarksboro, lead the team in scoring. She 
netted nine goals and assisted on four 
others for 22 points. 

Sophomore Julie Brymesser, of Boiling 
Springs, was second on the team in scoring 
with 20 points— nine goals and two assists. 

Senior goalie Sue Leonard, of Boothwyn, 

had an outstanding season in the nets, 
recording a .57 goals against average. She 
made key saves against Drew, including a 
penalty shot save in the first overtime. 

Lebanon Valley finished MAC competi- 
tion with a 15-7-2 record and advanced to 
the final 8 of the NCAA National Tourna- 
ment. In the NCAA Division III Field 
Hockey Championships, LVC defeated 
Worcester Polytechnic Institute 2-1 on 
penalty strokes, but lost to Bloomsburg, 

Football (4-3-1) 

Numerous records were broken and 
champions were challenged in one of the 
most exciting football seasons in recent 
Lebanon Valley College history. 

The team defeated Albright (28-10), 
Wilkes (24-19), Delaware Valley (31-20), 
Western Maryland (15-13), Juniata (7-0) 
and Widener (28-24). The wins over 
Juniata and Widener enabled LVC to finish 
6-3-1 , the team's best record since 1975. 

The Dutchmen began the season with a 
19-19 tie at Johns Hopkins. Lebanon 
Valley took on nationally recognized Ly- 
coming, but lost 30-20. This was the most 

points scored against Lycoming all season. 

The Dutchmen then gave Susquehanna 
a fight to the end, but lost in an emotional 
game, 21-20. The team failed to convert a 
two-point extra point with less than five 
minutes left in the game. The team's other 
disappointment of the year came at Mo- 
ravian, where the Dutchmen lost in a 
shootout, 42-32. 

Junior wide receiver Bob Schwenk, of 
Reading, and junior quarterback Erik 
Orndorff, of Shippensburg, have set nu- 
merous offensive team records this season. 

Orndorff broke the season touchdown 
passing mark (13), season completion mark 
(1 18) and most yardage thrown in a season 
(1,450). Through eight games, he owns 
16 touchdown passes, has completed 135 
passes and threw for 1 ,794 yards. 

Schwenk, who was moved from quarter- 
back to wide receiver in the second game 
of the season, returned a kickoff 83 yards 
for a touchdown, caught a 98-yard touch- 
down pass, owns eight touchdown catches 
on the season (a new record), has one 
touchdown rushing, owns the longest score 
for a touchdown in team history and has 
601 yards on 35 receptions. 

Winter 1992 21 

Omdorff, Schwenk and freshman tail- 
back Corey Thomas, of Lebanon, have 
received MAC Offensive Player of the 
Week honors and numerous EC AC awards. 

Women's Volleyball (9-13) 

The women faced the tall task of 
improving on last season's 14-11 mark. 
Coach Wayne Perry's squad showed a lot 
of determination and heart, battling through 
a difficult schedule to finish 9-13. 

Highlights of the season included victo- 
ries over Lycoming, King's, Delaware 
Valley, Lancaster Bible, Goucher, Dickin- 
son and Wilkes. 

Record-breaking performances were 
turned in by senior Angie Carl, of Hegins; 
junior Jen Carter, of York; and freshman 
Bridget Lohr, of Harrisburg. Consistent 
play by junior Justine Hamilton, East 
Rockaway, NY; sophomores Kelly Burke, 
of Cranford, NJ, and Kristine Kuhn, of 
Shippensburg; and freshmen Darlene Mur- 
daugh, of New Castle, DE, and Angie 
Shuler, of York, have the team looking 
forward to a successful 1992-93 season. 

Track (62-21) 

The men's team defeated Western Mary- 
land on Nov. 2 to complete a 62-21 year. 

Scott Young, of Spring Grove, led the 
team this season. In the last meet, Young 
ran the 8,000-meter men's course in a 
school-record time of 25:54. Dutchmen 
freshman Jeff Koegel, of Wood-Ridge, 
NJ, finished off a fine season as well, 
ending second in the race against the Green 
Terrors with a time of 26:08. 

Freshman Deanna Sanders, of Lewis- 
town, led the women's team. 

Soccer (2-16) 

Lebanon Valley had a frustrating year 
in soccer, finishing the season at 2-16. 

The leading scorer for the Dutchmen 
was junior midfielder Shawn Auman, of 
Somerset, who netted four goals and 
assisted on two others. Sophomore captain 
and midfielder Mac Weinberg, of Leba- 
non, scored four goals and had one assist. 


In 1931, the flawless 
defense of Charley Gelbert 
('28) earned him a place in 
the World Series record 
book. His claim to fielding 
fame still stands today. 

By Greg Bowers 

Samuel Clark ( '27) remembers the day 
when teammate Charles Gelbert ('28) 
wandered in late for football practice. 
A star in three Dutchman sports, Charley 
Gelbert had been pressing his luck with 
football coach Everett "Hooks" Mylin. As 
Clark tells it, Charley had fallen in love 
with the coed he finally married— Mabel 
"Jerry" Hafer ('28): "He'd walk with his 
girl to the football field, taking his time 
and usually arriving a little late. 

"One day," Clark went on, "I was sitting 
on the bench next to the coach when 
Charley came ambling along with his girl. 

He said, 'Hi, Hooks,' and Hooks said, 
'Charley you might as well turn around, 
because you're not playing today.' He 
didn't play him for the next few days after 
that either, and I think it made a better man 

During his Valley days, Charley Gelbert 
courted his classmate, Mabel "Jerry" Hafer 
(below), whom he later married. 

out of Charley. That's the only trouble I 
know he had. Hooks wouldn't hesitate to 
throw an athlete off the team." 

It's been 60 years since Charles Gelbert, 
Lebanon Valley's only career major leaguer, 
set two baseball records that are still in the 
books. He holds the World Series record 
for changes accepted (42 fielding opportu- 
nities without an error in a seven-game 
series), and another for his 1.000 fielding 
percentage in a seven-game series. 

Clark, who now lives in Harrisburg, was 
a student manager at Lebanon Valley 
during Gelbert's years. "Charley was an 
outstanding athlete at Lebanon Valley," 
Clark said. "He played varsity football, 
basketball and baseball, and he lettered in 
all of them." So Clark wasn't surprised 
when the St. Louis Cardinals came calling 
for Charley Gelbert. 

Gelbert reached the big leagues in 1929, 
playing 146 games as shortstop for the 
Cardinals. That year, he batted .262 with 
29 doubles. It was the first of four straight 
seasons that Gelbert was the regular short- 
stop for St. Louis. 

It was a good time to be a Cardinal. 
Gelbert joined a team that carried at least 
four future Hall of Famers: pitcher Burleigh 
Grimes, second baseman Frank Frisch, 
leftfielder Chick Hafey and first baseman 
Jim Bottomley. The next year, 1930, St. 
Louis reached the World Series, against the 


The Valley 

Philadelphia Athletics. During the season, 
Gelbert batted .304 in a Cardinal lineup 
that featured all .300 hitters. In the Series, 
he batted .353 (six for 17). Still, the 
Athletics won six games to take the Series. 

In a highlight that may have gone 
unnoticed at the time, Gelbert turned an 
unassisted double play during the Series. 
He's one of only four shortstops who have 
accomplished that feat. 

The following season, the Cardinals 
were back in the Series, against Philadel- 
phia once more. Gelbert batted only .261 
(six for 23). But he made up for it in the 

field, setting those two records in field 
opportunities and fielding percentage. 

"They're still in the books," said Carl 
Heilman ('29), who remembers Gelbert at 
Lebanon Valley. "It's unusual for baseball 
records to stay in effect that long." 

Heilman, of Mount Joy, has written 
poems about Dutchman baseball during the 
Gelbert years. His "Postscript to Casey at 
the Bat" was recently accepted by the 
Baseball Hall of Fame. In fact, Heilman 
says, it was during a visit to Cooperstown, 
New York, that he "discovered that Gelbert 
was the only Lebanon Valley College 

After making his mark in the Major Leagues, Gelbert went on to coach at Lafayette 

graduate who attained any success in the 
big leagues." 

Sadly, Gelbert's career was shattered 
after the 1932 season, when he was shot 
in the leg in a hunting accident. The injury 
required two years of rehabilitation. 

"I went to see Charley in the hospital in 
Philadelphia," Clark recalled. "He was 
genial, friendly. Sure, he was disap- 
pointed, but not downhearted." 

The injury marked the beginning of the 
end of Charley's pro career. He did return 
to the Major Leagues in 1935, but spent 
the rest of his career bouncing from team 
to team— Cincinnatti, Detroit, Washing- 
ton, Boston, Brooklyn. His replacement 
as shortstop on the Cardinals was Leo 

In the twilight of his career, Gelbert 
even took his shot at the mound, throwing 
four forgettable innings for Washington 
and Boston. At the end of the 1940 season, 
he retired. He went on to coach baseball 
at Lafayette College in Easton. During his 
21 years there as head coach, he compiled 
over 300 victories and took his team to the 
Division I College World Series four times. 
Gelbert died in Easton in 1967, and his 
beloved Mabel died in 1985. 

Gelbert is a charter member of the Hall 
of Fame at both Lafayette and Lebanon 
Valley. His son Dan, now a forestry 
consultant in Durham, North Carolina, 
accepted the Lebanon Valley honor on his 
father's behalf. Asked if his father's 60-year- 
old record was still a source of family 
pride, Dan replied, "Oh my, yes. The 
World Series that he was the star of was 
an incredible opportunity for him." 

Walter Zemski ('27) of Nanticoke, who 
was a year ahead of Gelbert at Lebanon 
Valley, also remembers him well. "He was 
a gentleman. He was a little bit on the 
cocky side, but maybe that's a good 
characteristic for an athlete." Adds Clark, 
"He was an all-round athlete. He played 
the games because he loved them." 

Greg Bowers is a published poet and an 
award-winning sports writer for the York 
Dispatch and Sunday News. 

Winter 1992 



Changing roles 

President John Synodinos and Dean Wil- 
liam McGill have announced a series of 
personnel changes aimed at better integrat- 
ing academic programs, student life and 

Greg Stanson, formerly director of 
enrollment management services, has been 
named vice president for enrollment and 
student services. He will be responsible for 
admissions, financial aid, student services, 
the Arnold Sports Center, career planning 
and placement and residential life. Stanson 
will move to offices on the second floor 
of the Carnegie Building. 

William Brown, formerly director of 
financial aid, will become director of 
admissions, and Ron Good, formerly 
assistant director of admissions, will be- 
come associate director of admissions. 

Also reporting to Stanson will be Rusty 
Owens, director of the Arnold Sports 
Center, and Dave Evans, director of career 
planning and placement. 

Rosemary Yuhas, formerly associate 
dean of students, has been named dean of 
student services and will report to Stanson. 
Reporting to Yuhas will be Dave Calvario, 
director of student life; Jennifer Dawson, 
director of student activities; and Julie 
Wolfe, director of the health center, and 
two part-time psychological counselors. 

McGill will continue to coordinate rela- 
tionships among the areas of student life, 
academic life and athletics. Reporting to 
him will be the chaplain (who will meet 
regularly with the people responsible for 
student life); Leon Markowicz, director 
of academic support; and Dan McKinley, 
director of leadership studies. McGill will 
also meet regularly with Stanson and Bob 
Hamilton, vice president of administration. 

The changes follow a year of study, 
precipitated by the retirement of George 
"Rinso" Marquette ('46) as dean of stu- 

Development director 

Ellen Arnold has been appointed director 
of development, responsible for the col- 

Patti Flannery 

Jeannie Burns 

Jim McKee 


The Valley 

lege's annual giving, foundation and corpo- 
ration solicitations and planned giving 

Formerly director of annual giving at 
Lebanon Valley, Arnold holds a bachelor's 
degree in economics and mathematics from 
Bucknell University. Prior to joining the 
college, she was executive director of the 
Allied Arts Fund in Harrisburg. She is 
certified as a fund-raising executive (CFRE) 
through the National Society of Fundrais- 
ing Executives. 

Peterson Fellowship 

Trustee John R. Eby ('57) has been named 
the college's first Arthur L. Peterson 

The Peterson Fellowship, named in 
honor of President Arthur L. Peterson, who 
served the college from 1983 to 1986, will 
be an annual residency program for individu- 
als who have demonstrated outstanding 
leadership qualities through serving as a 
chief executive officer or in a position of 
equivalent responsibility in a corporation, 
institution or agency. 

The recipient will provide insights and 
new perspectives to various departments 
or offices within the college and also 
lecture and teach. As the Peterson Fellow, 
Eby will teach in the management depart- 
ment and also assist the office of Continu- 
ing Education in developing the M.B.A. 
program that Lebanon Valley took over 
from the Philadelphia College of Textiles 
and Science. 

Eby was president and CEO of Com- 
monwealth Communications Services, Inc. 
in Harrisburg from 1987 to 1990. He was 
executive vice president of the corporation 
in 1986, and was chief financial officer in 
1985. Eby also held various positions at 
the Foote Mineral Company in Exton, 
serving as vice president/controller/secre- 
tary from 1981 to 1985. 

He has been a member of the college's 
board of trustees since 1983, and currently 
serves as vice chair of the board and chair 
of the finance committee. He has also been 
an adjunct assistant professor in accounting. 

Admission professionals 

Heather Keeney has joined the college as 
admission counselor. She earned a bache- 
lor's degree in consumer economics from 
the University of Delaware and was for- 
merly employed by Dean Witter Reynolds. 
Also new in admissions is Marcella 
Elaine Lightfoot, who has been hired as 
a counselor. A graduate of the University 
of Pittsburgh, she worked for the Baltimore 
International Culinary College before join- 
ing Lebanon Valley. 

New faces 

Patti Flannery has been hired as a finan- 
cial aid counselor. She graduated from 
Bucknell University with a bachelor's 
degree in psychology and was formerly 
employed with True Temper Hardware 
Manufacturers in Camp Hill. She is mar- 
ried to the men's basketball coach, Pat 

Vicki Cantrell has been named secre- 
tary of financial aid. She is taking the place 
of Leslie Bojanic, who is now working at 
the college's Lancaster branch at Franklin 
& Marshall College. Cantrell was formerly 
employed by Butler Manufacturing in Leba- 

Advancement coordinator 

N. Jeannie Burns has been appointed 
phonathon coordinator for Advancement, 
a part-time position which will continue 
through the academic year. She will train 
and supervise the student staff who are 
contacting alumni for annual fund dona- 

Burns earned a bachelor's degree in 
criminal justice from the University of 
Illinois, majored in communications and 
minored in business administration at Fran- 
klin & Marshall College and earned a 
master's degree in human services from 
Lincoln University. She has served as 
director of development for the Girl Scouts 
of America, as assistant director of devel- 

opment for St. Joseph Hospital and Health 
Care Center in Lancaster and as an employ- 
ment specialist with CoreStates/Hamilton 

Heads food services 

Jim McKee, former director of food 
services at Milligan College in Tennessee, 
has replaced Steve Schnorr as director of 
food services. 

McKee completed his undergraduate 
work at Grand Rapids Baptist College and 
Michigan State. He has worked with 
Western Food Enterprises, General Tele- 
phone and Aquinas College. 

National recognition 

Dale Summers, assistant professor of 
education, has been listed in the 1991 
edition of Who 's Who Among Rising Young 
Americans and in The National Reference 
Institute's 1992-93 edition of Who's Who 
in American Education. 

C. Joseph Tom, professor emeritus of 
economics, has been listed in the 1991-92 
edition of Who 's Who in the East. 

Article to be published 

Eugene Brown, professor of political 
science, has had an article accepted for 
publication in the Journal of Northeast 
Asian Studies. The article is part of Dr. 
Brown's larger research project on Japan's 
effort to define an international geopolitical 
role appropriate to its status as an economic 
superpower. (See page 2 for a feature on 
his research.) 

Art exhibit 

G. Daniel Massad, adjunct professor of 
art, was featured in an exhibit at the 
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 
Philadelphia. Titled "To Begin Inwardly: 
Recent Work," Massad's exhibit ran for 
two months and received laudatory media 

Winter 1992 25 


Campaign approved 

The Lebanon Valley College Board of 
Trustees at its Nov. 2 meeting approved a 
$10 million second phase of the college's 
comprehensive campus plan. The plan 
provides for: 

■ Reconstruction and expansion of the 
library into a state-of-the-art facility 

■ Completion of the Humanities and So- 
cial Sciences Center 

■ Renovations to the Allan W. Mund 
College Center, including a new roof and 
mechanical systems, and improvements to 
the Little Theater, West Dining Hall kitchen, 
lobby and lounge areas and the bookstore 

■ Conversion of the church on Route 934 
to a gallery/small recital hall (initially the 
facility will be used as space for the public 
portion of the library while the new library 
is under construction) 

■ Completion of the campus landscaping 
plan, including parking areas, roads and 
walkways, lighting and campus entrances 

■ Refurbishing of dormitories and the 
Carnegie Building. 

Funds for these physical facilities will 
be sought as part of a $2 1 million campaign 
also approved by the trustees. The five- 
year campaign will seek $10 million for the 
projects listed, $6 million for operating 
support and a $5 million increase in the 
college endowment to support additional 
professorships, new information technolo- 
gies, scholarships, a musical instrument 
purchase and maintenance fund, a new 
venture fund and a professional develop- 
ment fund. 

During the initial phase of the campaign, 
which begins immediately, a campaign 
organization will be developed. Trustees 
will be solicited and key leadership gifts 
sought. At the fall 1992 meeting, the 
trustees will set final goals and begin a 
major, public fund-raising effort. 

Elizabeth (Bets\) Bollinger and Charles W. Wolfe ('44) (far right) did the honors at the 
rededication of Laughlin Hall and Bollinger Plaza. Trustees Chair Thomas C. Reinhart 
('58) (at the podium), and LVC President John Synodinos cheered them on. 

Laughlin rededicated 

On Nov. 8, the college rededicated Laugh- 
lin Hall, the oldest building on campus, 
and Bollinger Plaza, which is located 
immediately to the east of Laughlin. 

Built in the mid-1800s, Laughlin Hall 
was recently renovated and expanded, and 
its surrounding area re-landscaped— a pro- 
ject costing $505,000. 

Officiating at the ribbon-cutting cere- 
mony were Elizabeth (Betsy) Bollinger, 
widow of the late Dr. O. Pas Bollinger, 
who was a professor of biology at the 
college and for whom Bollinger Plaza is 
named; and Charles W. Wolfe, college 
trustee and member of the class of 1944. 

Speakers at the rededication included 
Thomas C. Reinhart ('58), chair of the 
board of trustees; Dr. Carl Y. Ehrhart 
('40), professor and dean emeritus; and 
John A. Synodinos, president of Lebanon 
Valley College. 

Laughlin Hall was originally built by 
Samuel Brightbill, and was the first house 
in Annville to have electric lights. The 
college acquired the property in 1948, and 
it served as the home of President Clyde 
Lynch until his death in 1950. 

In the early 1950s, Laughlin was a 

women's dormitory. 

The building is named for Professor 
Maud Peet Laughlin, who was chair of the 
political science and sociology department 
from 1946-51, and chair of the history and 
political science department from 1951-57. 

New merit scholarships 

Beginning with the freshman class of 1992, 
the college will begin offering additional 
merit scholarships that will not be contin- 
gent on financial need. 

All students who rank in the top 10 
percent of their high school class will be 
offered a half-tuition Vickroy Scholarship. 
Those in the second decile of their class, 
or who have combined SAT scores of 1050 
or higher, will be offered a one-third tuition 
Leadership Scholarship. Those in the third 
decile of their class will be offered a 
one-fourth tuition Achievement Scholar- 
ship. In addition, children of alumni are 
eligible for a $2,000 Alumni Family Tui- 
tion Credit that can be drawn at the rate of 
$500 a year. 

Awarding a larger number of merit 
scholarships will encourage outstanding 
students to attend the college, says Presi- 
dent John Synodinos, and will "help take 


The Valley 

the pressure off middle-class parents who 
are often shut out of state and government- 
sponsored financial aid." 

Generous Auxiliary gifts 

For 70 years the Lebanon Valley College 
Auxiliary has been working quietly behind 
the scenes to make life better for students. 
Through membership dues and fund- 
raising events, the group has made signifi- 
cant improvements in college facilities. 

Last year the Auxiliary donated some 
$13,644 to the college -including $8,500 
for the handsome new doors for the Faust 
Lounge, $4,000 to the development office 
to meet the Kline Challenge and $1,144 to 
upholster furniture in the lounge on the top 
floor of the Garber Science Building. 

The Auxiliary's 600 members include 
faculty and staff and their spouses, as well 
as parents, alumni, community people and 
friends of the college. 

The group sponsors a wide-ranging lec- 
ture series, a plant sale in the fall and a 
fashion show in the spring. They also 
undertake other special projects to raise 
funds. Officers for the 1991-92 year in- 
clude: Co-Presidents Mary Ellen Ford and 
Ruth Rhodes; 1st Vice President (Program) 
Ellen Arnold and 2nd Vice President 
(Membership) Margaret Broussard. 

Another NSF grant 

The chemistry department has received a 
$65,000 grant from the National Science 
Foundation to develop and test six new 
integrated instrument-based laboratory pro- 
jects for upper-level chemistry courses. 

Lebanon Valley received one of 21 
grants (and one of five grants in chemistry) 
awarded under NSF's new Leadership in 
Laboratory Development program. Leba- 
non Valley was the only small, private, 
liberal-arts college to receive a chemistry 
grant. Other recipients were the California 
Institute of Technology, the University of 
Wisconsin, UCLA and the University of 
the South. 

Gerry Erhart and Ruth Rhodes show off the 
Faust Lounge's new doors, donated by the 
College Auxiliary. 

They'll be calling 

This year's phonathon for the annual fund 
is taking a new approach. Instead of using 
an outside telemarketing service, as was 
done in years past, the development office 
has hired and trained eight Lebanon Valley 

students to call potential donors. 

The five women and three men work 
four hours per night, two nights a week, 
calling alumni and friends of the college. 

So far, a record number of pledges has 
been recorded, says N. Jeannie Burns, who 
is coordinating the effort. "Alumni, espe- 
cially, have expressed pleasure that they 
are able to speak with Lebanon Valley 

Merger intentions 

Lebanon Valley College and the Pennsyl- 
vania School of Art and Design in Lancas- 
ter have entered into an agreement of intent 
to merge. The agreement, approved by 
both schools' faculties and boards of 
trustees in mid-December, states that the 
merger depends on the ability to work out 
a final document resolving all the details. 

The two institutions have been working 
closely together for the past several years. 
For three years, they have exchanged 
faculty, and in October of last year, they 
signed an articulation agreement enabling 
PSA&D students to continue on at Lebanon 
Valley to earn a B.A. degree. 

Freshman Jennie Bidlock (left) and sophomore Kriss Riley chat with alumni during the 
Development Office's fund phonathon. The effort will continue during the spring term. 

Winter 1992 27 



The unsinkable 
Harry Brown 

By Doug Thomas 

For as many years as they could remember, 
the floor plant workers at Erie Bolt Corpo- 
ration had to listen to their managers tell 
them, "If you were any smarter, you 
wouldn't be working here." 

That was before Harry E. Brown ('83) 
showed up. 

By the time Brown arrived in 1985 as 
president and new owner, the 72-year-old 
company that manufactured specially engi- 
neered fasteners was about eight months 
away from failing. Right away. Brown 
knew that the firm was in trouble, although 
even he concedes that, at the time, he 
didn't know how much. He set out quickly 
to undo the damage that years of insensitiv- 
ity had inflicted on Erie Bolt's work force. 
His weapon: participatory management. 

"I had to reinforce the importance of 
their intelligence and tell them that I 
respected them more than a lot of people 
who worked at my level," Brown says. "I 
told them that they are actually earning 
my paycheck for me— all I'm doing is 
providing all of the necessary tools for 
them to do their jobs. But it took me a long 
time to convince them that I was serious." 

Still, he says, "the biggest challenge 
was at the top, it wasn't out in the shop. 
The shop wanted to do anything that was 
necessary to continue the longevity of this 
place, but the administration was hindering 
the process— and so I had to change it from 
the top down." 

Change is exactly what Brown brought 
about. Today, Erie Bolt is a thriving 
company with 86 employees and $7 million 
in sales. It has returned to profitability, and 
counts among its customers General Elec- 
tric, Caterpillar and the U.S. Navy. Even 
more exciting, the firm is about to enter a 
new market— the aerospace industry. 

It wasn't magic that turned the firm 
around, says Brown. "It was a solid 
business plan aimed at generating trust and 

Harry Brown ('83) buoyed up morale and productivity at Erie Bolt. 

camaraderie among all employees." 

Brown instituted regular morning "do- 
nut" meetings, at which he sought and 
received input from all levels of employees 
and encouraged his workers to think on 
their feet— to actively share in the decision- 
making process. And he instituted other 
ways to break down barriers between 
managers and hourly workers. 

"One of the first things I noticed when 
I came here was that there was a union 
picnic and a separate salaried employees 
picnic," he states. "I decided to have a 
company picnic, which included every- 
body and where everybody co-mingled and 
exchanged ideas. The joint picnic ended 
the artificial separation, and the relation- 
ships formed carried over into the work- 

He is also careful to involve more 
rank-and-file employees in the planning 
process for products and manufacturing. 
"We used to ask only management employ- 
ees from sales and engineering to give 
input. Now we ask production workers, 
because they are most familiar with the 

processes. They have been a great help in 
problem solving." 

Brown, who attended college part-time 
for more than a decade before graduating 
in 1983, credits his experience at Lebanon 
Valley for getting him through the tough 
times in his early days at Erie Bolt. 

"I think a lot of it had to do with the 
encouragement I got from the profs while 
I was studying at Lebanon Valley." he 
says. "They drummed it in that if you have 
something that you feel is worth pursuing 
and that you really believe in, then go after 
it. Work through the obstacles in your 
way, and don't stop for anything." 

Brown's achievements at Erie Bolt 
haven't gone unnoticed. He was featured 
in Inc., the business magazine, and in 1990 
was named winner of Pennsylvania Gover- 
nor Robert Casey's Award for Labor 
Management and Cooperation. He holds 
numerous professional and advisory posi- 
tions in the northwest corner of the state, 
including a membership in the board of 
governors of the Northwest Manufacturers 
Association and a recent appointment as a 


The Valley 

representative to Governor Casey's educa- 
tion coalition. 

Brown maintains a deeply rooted com- 
mitment to education. All Erie Bolt em- 
ployees not only qualify for profit sharing, 
but for tuition reimbursement as well. 
They're encouraged to learn new skills, to 
cross-train, to get a degree. 

His commitment to education doesn't 
end with his own shop. He has taken the 
lead in creating The Erie Technical Insti- 
tute, a novel approach to encouraging 
vocational/technical students to pursue edu- 
cation. Most vo-tech students, after their 
initial training, "go out into the industry 
and don't have anywhere else to go," he 
says. The new institute will enable them 
to earn their associate degrees in technol- 
ogy "and then, if they still feel they've got 
that fire burning inside them, they can 
continue their education." The school's 
first group of students is expected to start 
early this year. 

Brown is the first to admit that without 
the proper educational resources, compa- 
nies like his would be hard-pressed to 
compete domestically, let alone interna- 

Non-traditional is probably the adjective 
that describes Brown best. He's not big 
on rules. He believes that competitors 
should work together to lower costs and 
create expanded opportunities for growth 
and development. And to be sure, in order 
for his leveraged buyout of Erie Bolt to 
work, he had to throw many conventions 
out the window. 

"Entrepreneurs don't have to be 25 years 
old and whiz kids," he states. "I only 
became an entrepreneur when my hair 
started turning gray on the fringes, and I 
had some life experiences to add to the 
things that I believe in." 

Many of those life experiences took 
place in the Lebanon area. Brown is 
married to Nancy Conley, a Lebanon High 
School graduate; they have two sons, 
David and Jason. For many years, he 
worked for Bethlehem Steel and ALCOA. 
One day soon, he would like to open a 
manufacturing facility near Annville. 

"I keep coming back to the area, and 
every time I do so, I look around at what 
we might be able to do. I've talked to a 
number of people. I've started some plan- 
ning, and I have blueprints. We're just 
looking at the right timing now to do 

Finding futures 
for victims of AIDS 

By Diane Wenger 

Doug Thomas is a Lancaster freelance 
writer who specializes in business topics. 

Through her own grieving, Sylvia Frey Moyer ('76) gained th 
strength to counsel AIDS patients and their families. 

The strength of Sylvia Frey Moyer ('76) 
arose from adversity; yet she firmly be- 
lieves all things will work out for the best. 

Widowed six years ago when she was 
just 31, Moyer has turned her difficult 
experiences into a valuable asset, applying 
what she learned during those two years 
her husband was dying as she helps people 
who face death. As AIDS Project coordi- 
nator for the Lebanon Family Health 
Services, she provides AIDS education 
throughout Lebanon County and offers 
counseling and other services for its clients, 
all of whom who have tested HIV-positive. 

It was during the time Moyer was 
working at Good Samaritan Hospital's 
business office in Lebanon that her hus- 
band, Don, was diagnosed as dying of 
complications from juvenile diabetes. 

"I became so aware of time when Don 
was ill," she recalls. "I knew what the 
future held. The doctor said Don had three 
to 12 months. It was like sitting on a 
bomb." She remembers thinking, "I'm 
getting experiences here, but I'm not sure 
what I am going to do with them." 

One thing she did 
know, however, 
was that she would 
not stay in an office 
job forever. "All 
along, I thought I'd 
do something with 
diabetic people; I 
never thought about 

Moyer admits 
that she felt some 
self-pity when she 
found herself wid- 
owed so young. 
"Part of me kept 
asking, 'Why me?' 
We'd only been mar- 
ried seven years. 
Now I can see all 
of this was used for 
the good. All the 
ups and downs and 
the insights I gained 
then help me to 
work with dying pa- 

Knowing that it 
would not be wise to make any major life 
changes until she had gone through the 
grieving process, during the two years 
following her husband's death, she forced 
herself to concentrate on simply eating, 
sleeping, going to work and exercising. "I 
needed to heal myself emotionally and 
physically." she explains. 

Then "out of the blue" one day in June 
1989, she read the local paper from front 
to back. "I even read the want ads; I never 
do that," she noted. But fate was about to 
intervene as she flipped through those 
pages: She saw an ad for a new position 
in Lebanon County— AIDS educator and 
coordinator. Even though she knew very 
little about the disease, something made 
her clip the ad. 

Two days later, Moyer summoned her 
courage to call the number in that ad. 
Again, she says, fate played a role, because 
she found herself talking directly to Kim 
Kreider Umble, the director of Lebanon 
Family Health Services. The lengthy phone 
conversation led to a two-hour interview, 
and ultimately the job offer. Moyer credits 

Winter 1992 29 

Umble with encouraging her to move into 
the social services field. "She bolstered 
my courage; I was not feeling the bravest 
then, although part of me kept prodding 
me to do it." 

Moyer devoted the two weeks before 
beginning her new position to learning 
everything she could about AIDS. "I love 
to learn and study," notes the elementary 
education major. "I spent days at the 
Hershey Medical Center library, immers- 
ing myself in material." And she began 
gathering what is now an extensive AIDS 
library of references and resources avail- 
able to the public through her office. 

The education didn't end there. She 
attends numerous conferences and reads 
the current literature. Tall piles of The New 
England Journal of Medicine in her office 
attest to the volume of reading needed to 
keep abreast of developments in AIDS/HIV 

The current case load for the AIDS 
Project is 27 clients, ranging in age from 
25 to 67; eight of them are women. Of the 
41 clients served in the two years since the 
project began, six have died. 

Moyer emphasizes that there are many 
more HIV-infected people in the county. 
Local physicians provide material about the 
AIDS Project's services to patients who 
have tested HIV-positive, but it is up to the 
patient to contact the agency. Sometimes 
it may take months, or even years, Moyer 
says, for the client to make the call or climb 
the two steep flights of steps to her 
third-floor office. 

On an ordinary day, the office is 
extremely busy. Some callers want to know 
where they can be tested for AIDS, or how 
they can avoid contacting the infection. 
Others are explicit. A caller might describe 
a sexual act from 10 years ago or last night, 
and ask if he or she can get AIDS from 
that activity. 

Moyer is the only paid staff member on 
the AIDS Project; she is assisted by nine 
volunteers trained in medical, biological, 
psychological and social issues. They also 
learn how to help others handle death and 
dying. The first step is coming to terms 
with the reality of one's own death— not 
an easy task for many people. 

Each volunteer is assigned to a client as 
a buddy. Moyer carefully matches their 
gender and sexual preference. Being a 
"buddy" to an HIV-infected person is not 
easy, says Moyer, who compares it to 
"getting on a physical and emotional roller 
coaster with that person." 

Clients can also make use of counseling 

sessions and bi-weekly support group meet- 
ings. A family support group for relatives 
of HIV-infected people meets once a 
month. Moyer also counsels bereaved 
family members. Since she is not a licensed 
therapist, she refers clients with severe 
problems to a professional. 

For Moyer, a major aspect of working 
with clients is simply listening. "They need 
to unload. I don't prod. I do active 
listening, clarification of thinking, and help 
them set goals." 

Given the terminal nature of her clients' 
illness, Moyer helps them focus on coping 
with the future. "Everyone has a future, 
even if it's a day, a week or a year. We 
help them manage it in small chunks," she 
notes. Most of her clients come into her 
office in a depressed state. She helps them 
direct their thinking and establish meaning- 
ful goals, because she firmly believes that 
people who have goals often live longer. 
She stresses that she's a realist. If a client's 
life is falling apart, she won't offer trite 
advice like "Keep your chin up." 

Over the past two years, she has returned 
to Lebanon Valley to speak about AIDS 
to students and staff members. She talked 
about AIDS in the workplace for the 
"Contemporary Issues in Management" 
course. She brought along a client to a 
sociology class, "Death and Dying," to 
discuss HIV and the dying process. During 
National AIDS Education month in Octo- 
ber, she visited classes ranging from 
psychology to American Studies. 

When a client dies, the agency memori- 
alizes him or her in two special ways. With 
permission of the family, the client's name 
and date of death are stitched onto a 
commemorative quilt kept in the office. 

Staff members also plant a tree in 
memory of each one. (The location of this 
special forest with its circular groves is 
kept secret to preserve it from periodic 
threats of violence.) Family members are 
invited to a ceremony when the tree is 
planted, and often return to care for it. 

For Moyer, success comes through how 
well she and her volunteers have loved 
each and every client. An index card on 
her desk reminds her of this goal, with its 
hand-printed slogan, "Life is a moment 
by moment occurrence of opportunities to 
give love." Moyer's goal is to be able to 
say honestly, "We did the best to show him 
or her love without strings attached. They 
aren't used to that kind of love." 

Diane Wenger is assistant to Lebanon 
Valley College President John Synodinos. 

Alumni leaders 

The college sponsored a weekend training 
conference for 30 alumni leaders and their 
spouses Nov. 8-9. 

The group heard presentations on the 
college vision statement and campus plan, 
and spent a day learning about enrollment 
and student life at the college, as well as 
plans and activities in the humanities and 
science areas. They toured campus build- 
ings and participated in hands-on experi- 
ments in the Garber Science Center. 

A final work session identified leader- 
ship opportunities with the Alumni Coun- 
cil, Development Office. Trustees, Alumni 
Ambassadors and Career Network, and 
regional events. 

Attending the conference were Dr. Kris- 
ten R. Angstadt ("74), Charles M. Belmer 
('40), Thomas C. Dilworth ('75), Rose 
K. Dilworth, Erik L. Enters ('86), Maria 
Wheeler Enters ('88), Beverly U. Fowler 
("92), Dr. Martin L. Gluntz ('53), Karen 
McHenry Gluntz ('82). Dr. Dorothy Lan- 
dis Gray ('44), Dr. Michael P. Hottenstein 
('58), Star Campbell, Betty Criswell Hunger- 
ford ('54), Paul Hungerford, Dick London 
('65), Karen L. Mackrides ('87), Dr. 
George R. Marquette ('48). Rufina Balmer 
Marquette ('51), John R. McFadden ('68) 
Ann McFadden, John W. Metka ('60) 
Louise Metka, Deanna Metka Quay ('84) 
Jeffrey R. Quay, George M. Reider ('63) 
Carol A. Reider, Stephen H. Roberts ('65) 
Janet Gessner Roberts ('68), Dale C 
Schimpf ("76) and John A. Schoch ('72). 

Athletic fund 

to honor Longenecker 

The college community was saddened by 
the death in August of coach, athlete and 
businessman Kenneth A. Longenecker 
('60). President and owner of the H&H 
Tack Shop in Annville, he was a former 
administrator of Milton Hershey High 
School and had been a football coach at 
Lebanon Catholic and Palmyra high schools. 

A fine athlete, he played football all 
four of his years at Lebanon Valley and 
was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 
1960. He was also a wrestler, and in his 
senior year was Middle-Atlantic Confer- 
ence Heavyweight Division champion and 
participated in the NCAA Division I colle- 
giate wrestling competition. He was a 
member of the Central Pennsylvania and 
Lebanon Valley College halls of fame. 

Surviving are his wife, Barbara A. 
Heisey Longenecker; two sons, John K. 


The Valley 

A memorial fund is being established in 
memory of Kenneth A. Longenecker ('60). 

and Paul E.; daughter Elizabeth Ann 
Barlett; and three grandsons. 

His Lebanon Valley teammates and 
classmates have started a memorial fund 
in his honor to benefit the Athletics 
Department. The first project will be trophy 
cases and a new Hall of Fame board. For 
information , or to contribute , contact Naom i 
Emerich in the Advancement Office, at 
(717) 867-6225. 

An executive outlook 

A disappearing work ethic, the misalign- 
ment of government and business, and a 
failed education system have all contrib- 
uted to America's loss of its competitive 
edge in world markets, said Ross Fasick 

('55), keynote speaker for the college's 
annual Vickroy Society dinner. Fasick is 
group vice president of DuPont Chemical's 
automotive products department. He ad- 
dressed 177 people attending the dinner, 
held October 26 at the Hotel Hershey. 

In analyzing America's declining role, 
Fasick noted, "There are other internal 
factors that contribute . . . factors like 
ill-conceived legislation that adds high 
increments of cost to our products. There 
is also our system of jurisprudence, which 
encourages product and personal litigation 
beyond all reason, and our very capital 
formation structure, which forces business 
to focus on the short term. These things 
help put us at a great disadvantage versus 
many of our global competitors." 

Globalization of business has compli- 
cated the scenario, he added. "Today, in 
order to be successful, an American com- 
pany must compete not only with other 
U.S. companies, but with European, Asian 
and Latin companies as well. We are 
rapidly approaching the point at which 
strong competitiveness on a global scale 
will be essential to survival." 

Fasick also identified ways that America 
can prosper. The nation needs "realism and 
focus," and government and business "need 
to act like two very important players on 
the SAME team." 

Above all, though, he emphasized, "We 
must do a better job educating our people, 
especially our young people. Without higher 
value for education and knowledge, we 
cannot possibly survive as the nation we 
are today." 

Honor roll 

In the college's annual report and honor 
roll. Building on the Legacy, published this 
fall, the United Methodist Foundation for 
Christian Higher Education was incorrectly 
listed. The following names were inadver- 
tently omitted from the report's lists of 
donors. Faculty and Staff: Dr. Barbara J. 
Denison '79 and Mrs. Deborah R. Fullam 
'81. Foundations: Russell-Eleanor Horn 

In addition, the description and list of 
donors to the Kresge Foundation Science 
Initiatives Challenge Grant were also inad- 
vertently left out. They are as follows. 

In September 1989, the trustees of The 
Kresge Foundation invited Lebanon Valley 
College to accept a $900,000 challenge to 
renew and improve the college's scientific 
equipment. Specifically, the Foundation 
challenged the college to qualify for a 
$150,000 Kresge grant by securing direct 
gifts and grants for $150,000 in new 
science equipment and $600,000 to estab- 
lish a Science Equipment Endowment 
Fund. The endowment income will be 
reserved to meet future needs for safe and 
up-to-date science facilities. 

Thanks to the donors listed below for 
their gifts to surpass the goal, for a grand 
total of $948,439. 

Dr. Luke S. Albert Drs. Charlotte and William 

Edward H. Arnold Jones 

Barbara K. Baker William H. Kelly 

Kathleen Basehore Dr. and Mrs. Ralph R. 

Vernon and Doris Bishop Kreiser 

The Brossman The Kresge Foundation 

Foundation Donald and Nancy Lesher 

Clark and Edna Carmean P. Theodore Lyter 

M. Blanche Cochran Alonzo L. Mantz 

Dr. Salvatore Cullari John W. Metka 

Dr. and Mrs. David Edgar P. Monn 

Cunningham Dr. and Mrs. Russell 

Janet Else D'Alessandro Morgan 

Woodrow S. Dellinger Suzanne K. Moyer 

Geret and Theresa National Science 

DePiper Foundation 

Beth L. Dickinson Dr. Anthony and Helen 

Warren D. and Carol Neidig 

Ditzler Christine L. dinger 

Dr. Debra Sue Egolf Dr. and Mrs. Thomas 

Marion S. Ellenberger Orndorf 

William F Etchbereer Laura E - fence 

Dr. Arthur S. Evelev Dr - R ° nal <i Pieringer 
William P. Rhodes 
Loretta R. H. Risser 
Dr. Helen Ross and Robert 

Frank A. Ill and Deborah 

Dr. Leroy G. Frey Rutherford 

Dr. Martin L. and Karen Dr . Bonnie Seidel-Rogol 

Gluntz Dr. John S. Snoke 

Nora M. Goodman Michael R. Steiner 

Herbert R. Greider Dr . sterling F. Strause 
Dr. Judith F. Grem 
Dr. Michael F. Gross 
Roger A. Heckman 
DrrAllen H. Heim 
Drs. Ned and Linda 

Dr. and Mrs. W. 

Dr. Ross W. Fasick 
Dr. Larry J. Feinman 
David J. Ferruzza 
Lt. Col. James T. Frantz 

Ross Fasick (left) chats with Judge John Walter ('53) at the Vickroy Society dinner. 

Frederick Huber 
Athanasia Johnson 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tschop 
Dr. Samuel D. Ulrich 
Dr. Elizabeth R. Unger 
Richard F. Vogel 
Dr. Elizabeth K. Weisburger 
Harlan and Nancy Wengert 
Dr. Christian G. Wornas 

Dr. Ronald J. Zygmunt 

Winter 1992 



Pre- 1940s 


G. Edgar Hertzler (Rev.) *30 has just completed 
50 years of service in the Harrisburg area. He was at 
the 29th St. U.M. Church (where he was named pastor 
emeritus in June) for 25 years and at Otterbein Church 
for seven years. He continues as chaplain and coun- 
selor at the Neill Funeral Home, where he has served 
for 18 years. He also served four years each in Lebanon 
and Lancaster counties. 

Paul I. Kleinfelter '32 lives at Twin Oaks Nursing 
Center in Campbelltown, PA. 

Irene Ranck Christman '39, executive director of 
the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, was 
given the award of exceptional merit for "Outstanding 
Service to Music Education and the Music Industry 
Conference, 1991" during its meeting in Pittsburgh 
on April 19. 1991. 


Edwin H. "Gus" Zeigler '17, August 24, 1991. 
Gus taught health and physical education for 24 years 
in Hegins Township High School and Tri-Valley High 
School. During his baseball coaching career there from 
1936 to 1959, he led his teams to 312 victories, with 
only 83 losses and two ties. The teams had a winning 
streak of 62 home games. Zeigler was enshrined in the 
LVC Hall of Fame in 1981, and in 1985 the baseball 
complex at Tri-Valley High School was dedicated in 
his honor. In 1987 he was inducted into the Allen- 
Rogowicz Schuylkill County Chapter of the Pennsylva- 
nia Sports Hall of Fame. Gus was an Army veteran of 
World War IL His wife. Myrtle, died in 1972. 

Grace Snyder Martin '19, September 15, 1991. 

M. Gladys Bossert LeCron '23, March 18, 1991. 

Herman K. Light (Dr.) '24, July 7, 1991. Herman 
practiced dentistry from his residence in Shillington, 
PA, from 1933 until his retirement in 1986. After 
graduation from LVC, he taught math at Kane High 
School, and in 1932 graduated from the University of 
Pennsylvania Dental School. His widow is Bertha K. 
Snavely Light. 

J. Donald Rank '32, September 10. 1991. Donald 
was a retired dairy farmer in Marion Township, Berks 

Mary Virginia Summer Newman '36, October 9, 
1990. Virginia made her contribution as an organist 
and music director in the churches where her husband. 
Rev. Daniel L. Newman, served as minister. 

Esther Koppenhaver Dahlberg '37, July 20, 1991. 
Esther received her calling for her life's work during 
wartime. Under the auspices of the U.S. Navy, she 
studied drafting and other related courses at Columbia 
University and became an aeronautical engineer. 
Music became her avocation while she enjoyed the 
engineering profession, spending 26 years at Grumman 
Aircraft Manufacturing Company. 

John E. Witter *35, July 10, 1991. John was a 
former member of the Lebanon Valley College Board 
of Trustees. He was the father of Constance Witter 
Leitner '68. 

C. Boyd Shaffer (Dr.) '38 and Louise Stoner 
Shaffer '38 celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary 
on June 14, 1991. at the Red Rocker Inn in Black 
Mountain, NC, with their family. They are enjoying 
retirement and Florida living. 

Charles D. Worley (Lt. Col.) '39, June 19, 1991. 



Evelyn Ware Lynch '41 and Martha Davies 
DeHaven '42 enjoyed a week of the Shakespeare 
Festival in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. Evelyn reported 
that it was enlightening to experience real professional 
theatre in every aspect: "Just what Dr. Wallace would 
have prescribed in our LVC Shakespeare classes!" 

Dorothy Landis Gray '44 had four poems set to 
music by Julio Ionseca and presented as part of his 
senior recital at The Catholic University of America, 
in Washington, D.C., in August. Dorothy continues 
at Calholic as a part-time voice teacher and student. 
In May she completed all required music courses for 
the Ph.D. program. Last year, she interned at the 
Library of Congress Office of Processing and Acquisi- 
tions, working with the MacDowell Collection. 

Gene U. Cohen (Dr.) '46 received this year's 
Hands and Heart Award at the Martinsburg Veterans 
Affairs Medical Center in West Virginia. The award 
recognizes the outstanding employee in each VA 
medical center whose sustained, compassionate patient 
care is exceptional. Gene has been a physician at the 
Martinsburg Medical Center since November 1979, 
serving as the assistant chief. Medical Service, until 
his appointment as chief in December 1980. He is an 
Army veteran of World War II. 

The following '47 graduates of LVC's Conservatory 
of Music all participated in the church service at Christ 
United Methodist Church in Marietta, OH, on August 
18, along with the Rev. Dale R. Beittel '45: Barbara 
Kolb Beittel, Richard A. Immler, Wayne L. Mow- 
rey (organist), Evelyn Spitler Wild, Harold Wild, 
Nancy Johns Nevins, Helen Dickel Sandrock, Jeanne 
Kitchen Winemiller, Jean Myers Swanson, Gladys 
Flinchbaugh Slenker (organist), Arlene Schlosser 
Keller (director), Marion Schade Stauffer and Betty 
Gingrich Rauch. 


Robert B. Wingate (Dr.) '48, August 6. 1991. He 
had retired from the Pennsylvania State Library, where 
he was curator of rare books. He was considered to 
be among the top medical illustrators in the nation 
(there are fewer than 100 so ranked) and the only one 
from that group in Pennsylvania. Bob spent seven years 
preparing 2,000 drawings for the 1961 edition of An 
Atlas of Eye Surgery and created latex prostheses for 
Harrisburg Hospital . He was the author of Perceptions — 
Glimpses of Our World and Ourselves, published in 



Pierce A. Getz "51 (Dr.) presented an organ recital, 
September 22, 1991, at Market Square Presbyterian 
Church in Harrisburg. The public recital was sponsored 
by the Harrisburg Chapter of the American Guild of 
Organists, which presents one of its members in recital 
each season. He played music by Mozart, J.S. Bach, 
Hindemith and Reubke. 

Robert Y. Clay '53 received the Arion Award for 
outstanding community service in York, PA. 

James R. Enterline '54 delivered an address before 
the National Security Agency at Fort Meade. MD, 

titled "Cryptography in the Yale Vinland Map." His 
article on this topic appeared in the 1991 issue of 
Terrae Incognitae, the journal of the history of 

Dean R. Artz '55 was promoted to assistant 
papermill superintendent/operations at the PH. Glat- 
felter Co. mill in Spring Grove. PA. 


M. Eugene Patrick (Rev.) '53, July 25, 1991. He 
was a United Methodist minister and pastor of Houser- 
ville and Woodycrest churches in State College, PA, 
and a former pastor of Emmanual U.M. Church in 
Royalton and the Highspire U.M. Church. 



Stanley M. Daniels '63 retired from the Pennsylva- 
nia Department of Transportation on February 28, 
1991, on a disability, after 27 years of service. 

Nancy Dice Fennell '65 and her family presented a 
homecoming concert, 'A Celebration of Music to the 
Glory of God," on June 16, 1991, as part of the 
Lutheran Enrichment Series of Messiah Lutheran 
Church in Lebanon. Nancy teaches general music, 
strings and orchestra at Muhlenberg Elementary School 
in Allentown, and is organist/choir director at St. 
Timothy's Lutheran Church. Her husband teaches 
general music and jazz band, hand chimes and chorus 
at Northern Lehigh Junior High School in Slatington 
and is band director at Salisbury High School in 
Allentown. Her son just completed his freshman year 
at St. Bonaventure University, where he received a 
scholarship for singing with the Chamber Singers. Her 
daughter, a ninth-grade student at William Allen High 
School, has been playing the cello since third grade. 

William A. Grove '65 was appointed high school 
band director for the Elizabethtown Area School 
District. For 26 years, he had been at the Milton 
Hershey School, where he ted the band to many awards 
in competitions in central Pennsylvania and Washing- 
ton. D.C. 

The children of George J. Hollich '65 and Carol 
Frey Hollich '66 (George and Kimberly) will be listed 
in the United States Achievement Academy Official 
Yearbook. They are students at Palmyra Area High 

Robert C. Lau (Dr.) '65 composed an anthem, 
"Let the Peoples Praise You, O God," for the 
Sanctuary (adult) choir at Camp Hill (PA) Presbyterian 
Church; it was performed for the first time in 
September during a service. 

Mary Ellen Olmsted Shearer '65 and Rodney H. 
Shearer (Rev.) '66 celebrated their 25th wedding 
anniversary with a surprise card shower and dessert 
party hosted by their daughters, Laurabeth '92, Angela 
Gail and Sara Helene. Rev. Shearer is pastor of the 
Ono (PA) United Methodist Church. 

Carl A. Synan (Dr.) '65 is the executive director 
of the United Ministry at Penn State. 

Walter D. Otto *67 was named president of the 
Lancaster Rotary Club for 1991-92. He manages the 
Lancaster office of Bell of Pennsylvania. 

Larry J. Painter '67 retired from the U.S. Air 
Force in 1989 and teaches sociology at a community 
college and substitute leaches in public schools in 
Colorado Springs. CO. He completed his fifth ascent 


The Valley 

of Pikes Peak in August 1991 and continues to be active 
in the sports of road racing and orienteering. 

Elizabeth Beer Shilling '67, who had majored in 
biology, has completed a second bachelor's degree, 
in music education with a concentration in flute at 
Towson State University in Baltimore. She is studying 
for a master's of music in voice at the Catholic 
University of America in Washington, D.C. She 
teaches flute at Towson and freelances as a soloist. 
She hopes to teach instrumental music and play jazz. 

Mary J. Lippert Coleman '68 is a music teacher 
for the Williamsport Area (PA) School District. She 
is married to Donald E. Coleman and they have four 
children: Joseph Miller, Andrew Miller, Karen Cole- 
man and Beth Coleman. 

James F. Davis '69 and Carol J. Gingerich were 
married May 26, 1991, in Market Square Presbyterian 
Church in Harrisburg. Jim is a self-employed writer, 
as well as a teacher and coach with the Susquehanna 
Township School District. Carol is director of recruit- 
ing for Northwestern Mutual Life in Harrisburg. 

Joanne Cestone McHugh '69 and her husband, 
Michael, welcomed a son, Thomas, on April 29, 1991. 
He joined a sister, Sarah, who is 2. 


J. Ronald Earhart (Dr.) '63, October 17, 1991. 

Recently, he had been appointed to the principal 
professional staff of the Johns Hopkins Applied 
Physics Laboratory. This appointment recognizes the 
highest professional stature and individual achieve- 
ment and parallels full professor status. Ron had been 
very pleased that his daughter. Amy Elizabeth Ear- 
hart, had graduated magna cum laude from LVC in 
May 1991 . Amy is the third generation of LVC grads. 

Paul W. Lindemuth (Brig. Gen. Ret.) '61, July 
19, 1991, after a lengthy battle with Lou Gehrig's 
disease. He was the former commander of the Alaska 
Air National Guard. He left active duty in 1959, earned 
his biology degree and became a park ranger at 
Gettysburg National Military Park. Paul returned to 
active duty in 1963 and was assigned to Elmendorf Air 
Force Base in Alaska until 1968, when he joined the 
Alaska Air National Guard and served as an instructor 
pilot, flight examiner and commander of the 144th 
Tactical Airlift Squadron and 176th Composite Group. 

Agneta Saylor Dinsmore '69, August 19, 1991. 



James R. Biery '70 was appointed executive vice 
president of the Hamsburg-based Pennsylvania Bank- 
ers Association. 

Robert B. Brandt '71 is in his third year as the 
annual conference lay leader for the Northern New 
Jersey Conference of the United Methodist Church. 
Next year he will chair the Northern New Jersey 
delegation, General and Northeastern conferences. 
He is a technical manager and consultant with Matrix 
Computer Consulting, Inc., in River Edge. 

Rex A. Herbert (Dr.) '72 is a Harrisburg area 
orthopedic surgeon. He and Patrick Flynn, a Harris- 
burg CPA, are the new owners of a National Profes- 
sional Soccer League franchise to play out of the State 
Farm Show Arena in Harrisburg. The new franchise 
will replace the Hershey Impact. 

Kenneth R. Gilberg '73 recently addressed the 

Be an Ambassador! 

"T elp a high school senior in 
— I your area learn more about 
. A. Lebanon Valley College. Join 
the Alumni Ambassador Association 
and assist in recruiting outstanding 
students. For more information, call 
Sue Borelli in the Admission Office, 
toll-free at 1-800-445-6181. 

Presidents Alliance, a group of presidents of busi- 
nesses located in the Delaware Valley (PA). He spoke 
about management techniques that help companies 
maximize productivity and improve their quality of 
service while maintaining employee satisfaction. Ken 
is an attorney in the Labor Relations and Employment 
Law Group of the Philadelphia-based firm of Mesirov, 
Gelman, Jaffe, Cramer & Jamieson. 

Debra Kirchof-Glazier (Dr.) '73 was promoted to 
full professor in biology at Juniata College. She 
received the prestigious Lindback Distinguished Teach- 
ing Award given by Juniata and was named the Center 
Board's Honored Woman of the Year in 1987. Debra 
is an active member in Juniata's Peace and Conflict 
Studies (PACS) program, serves on the PACS commit- 
tee and lectures on the consequences of nuclear war. 

Marsha Edwards Zehner (Dr.) '73 recently re- 
ceived her D.Ed, from Penn State. She is an assistant 
to the superintendent of the Annville-Cleona School 

Kenneth R. Bickel (Rev.) '74 was named an 
adjunct professor at the University of Dubuque Theo- 
logical Seminary in Iowa for 1991-92. He serves as the 
senior minister at First Congregational United Church 
of Christ in Dubuque. His wife, Nancy Nelson Bickel 
'75, is enrolled in the master of divinity program at the 
seminary and is the director of church life at the same 
church where her husband serves. 

Thomas C. Dilworth '75 was appointed president 
and chief executive officer of Founders Federal Bank 
in Williamsport, PA. 

Francis T. Lichtner (Dr.) '75, his wife, Kim, and 
their children, Samantha and Erik, relocated to Paris, 
France, for a five-year assignment with the Agricul- 
tural Products Department of DuPont. He is a senior 
research scientist with responsibility for the discovery 
of new agricultural products for Europe. 

Joseph M. Pease '75 and his wife, Gail, welcomed 
a daughter, Loren Juliette, on August 9, 1991. 

George A. Kline '76 was promoted to the position 
of vice president of Dauphin Deposit Bank in Hummel- 
stown, PA. 

Randolph M. Rupich '76, owner of Monterey 
Painting Company in Harrisburg, served as chief 
operating officer and executive vice president of a 
large, national publicly owned corporation that pro- 
vides maintenance and other services to the nuclear 
power industry. 

Glenn A. Zearfoss '76 was promoted to vice 
president, Technical Services and Quality Assurance, 
Hershey Pasta Group. 

Brian L. Johnson *77 is senior choir and handbell 
choir director of Bellevue Presbyterian Church in Gap, 
PA. The handbells were a gift presented in memory 
of his wife, Sharon Skyles Johnson '80. 

Selene A. Wilson '77 is a lower school science 
teacher at the Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, PA. She 
also freelances with the Zoological Society of Philadel- 
phia, the Academy of Natural Sciences and the Peving 
Nature Center. 

Anne G. Constein '78 received an M.Ed, in 
elementary education from West Chester University 
in May 1991. 

Stephen H. Gomm '78 and Anne Fabry were 
married on June 29, 1991. Steve is a regional account 
manager for Agfa-Copal Inc. and Anne is the market- 
ing director for Conroy's Flowers. They are living in 
Redondo Beach, CA. 

Lonnie Lee Swanger Riley '78 married Louis Riley 
in August, 1984, and they had a daughter, Kathryn, 
in September 1988. Lonnie received her M.B.A. from 
Shippensburg University in 1988. She teaches in the 
Harrisburg City Schools. 

Robert A. Wisniewski '78 performed an organ 
recital at the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul in 
Charleston, SC. on June 7. The recital was part of the 
1991 Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and included works of 
Bach, Bruhns, Milhaud, Scheidt and Thomson, in 
addition to the premiere of the recitalist's own 
"Toccata alia Fantasia." Since 1986, Bob has been 
music/liturgy associate at St. Mary Catholic Church 
in Marion, OH, where he directs four choirs and 
provides music for all weekend and holy day liturgies. 

Lorraine Heitefuss Barry '79 and Eugene F. 
Barry '80 welcomed a daughter, Nicole Marie, on 
September 9, 1991. 

Barbara Jones Denison (Dr.) '79 and Richard E. 
Denison (Rev.) '81 had a daughter, Brooke Frances, 
on July 12, 1991. Barbara is director of academic 
support services in continuing education at LVC. 
Richard is associate pastor of Trinity United Methodist 
Church in Wrightsville. 

Lesley Olewiler Schoch '79 joined the sales staff 
of Dennis E. Beck Real Estate Inc. in Lititz. PA. 
Lesley specializes in residential sales. 



Walter F. Fullam '80 and Deborah Reimer 
Fullam '81 welcomed a daughter, Meghan Elizabeth, 
on September 13, 1991. Deborah is controller and 
treasurer of LVC. 

Cindy Kihn Todoroff '80 and David S. Todoroff 
(Dr.) '80 welcomed a daughter, Melissa Leigh, on 
June 1, 1991. Dave has a private practice in podiatry 
in Harrisburg. Cindy is a business analyst for Pennsyl- 
vania National Insurance Co. in Harrisburg. They also 
have a daughter, Stephanie Nicole, 3 years old. 

Raymond J. Boccuti '81 was promoted to supervi- 
sor of fine arts (K-12) in the Neshaminy School 
District, Langhorne, PA. He had been assistant 
principal and an instrumental music teacher in the 
same school district. 

Shelley Bantham Fredericks '81 and Mark wel- 
comed a son, Douglas John, on August 11, 1991. 

David P. Harris (Rev.) '81 was appointed as pastor 
of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Denver, PA. 

Debra Poley Schmidt '81 and her husband, Gary, 
welcomed a son, Jonathan Frederick, on August 31, 
1991 . Jonathan joins two sisters, Jennifer and Julie. 

Timothy G. Long '82 was named vice president of 
Andrews Excavating Inc. in Willow Street, PA. 

Carol Nixon Potts '82 and Lawrence H. Potts 
(Rev.) '82 welcomed a son, Matthew Frederick, on 
January 31, 1991. He joins Elizabeth, 5, and Daniel, 
3. Carol is working part-time for Union Fidelity, and 
Larry is pastor of Beverly (NJ) U.M. Church. 

Marguerite C. (Marcie) Woodland '82 married 

Winter 1992 33 

Timothy K. Bock on July 2, 1988. Marcie is a senior 
biologist doing diabetes research for Wyeth-Ayerst in 
Monmouth Junction. NJ. She is also a freelance 
musician in the evenings and on weekends and is 
recording a solo flute album titled "Grace Notes." 

Dawn Humphrey Drago '83 received an award 
from the Pennsylvania Division of the American 
Cancer Society for her article on the early detection 
of cancer. Dawn covers the county government beat 
for the Reading Times and Reading Eagle. 

Deborah M. Lucas '83 was appointed as admis- 
sions counselor at Messiah College, Grantham. PA. 

Kay Koser Rhodes '83 and Frank S. Rhodes '83 
welcomed a third son, Harrison Richard "Harry" 
Rhodes, on May 29, 1991. 

Ruth E. Carpenter '84 received her M.S. in 
administration/psychology from West Chester Univer- 
sity in May 1991. 

Vicki Frey Groome '84 and Dale R. Groome *84 
welcomed a daughter, Kelsey Lynn, on May 7, 1991. 

Mark F. Wagner '84 and his wife, Bethany, have 
been directing and performing in plays with admirable 
frequency ever since .they met in 1985 while appearing 
in "Papa Is All" for Main Street Theatre Co. in New 
Holland, PA. They are sharing stage credit in "Once 
Upon A Mattress" at Ephrata's Playhouse in the Park. 

Lori M. Yanci '84 was appointed as pre-nursery 
teacher for Brookside School in Sea Girt, NJ. 

Beth Blauch Border '85 and her husband, Scott, 
welcomed a son. Nicholas Daniel, on August 27, 199 1 . 

Jonathan P. Frye '85 and his wife, Leslie, wel- 
comed a daughter, Jamie Louise, on July 14, 1991. 

Kristine Barbatschi Shirey '85 and Charles T. 
Shirey '86 welcomed a son, Nicholas Patrick, on 
March 24. 1991. 

Mary Seitz Mamet '85 is taking a year's leave of 
absence from teaching to pursue a master's in secon- 
dary counseling at Shippensburg University. 

David J. Ferruzza '86 and Mary Margaret Urban 
were married September 7, 1991, at the Grace Brethren 
Church of Elizabethtown. PA. He is an electrical 
engineer and she is a nurse at the Milton S. Hershey 
Medical Center. 

Maria T. Montesano '86 was appointed as assistant 
director of publications at the Pennsylvania Medical 
Society in Harrisburg. 

Leann M. Perry '86 and Steven C. Eshleman were 
married on May 25. 1991, in Miller Chapel at LVC. 
Leann is employed by the Deny {Hershey. PA) 
Township School District and is a student at Penn 
State. Steven is employed by Hershey Entertainment 
& Resort Company and by Lower Dauphin School 
District as the high school basketball coach. 

Mark E. Scott '86 was promoted to captain in the 
U.S. Air Force. He is based at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma 
City, as an AWACS air weapons director with the 
964th Airborne Warning and Control Squadron. 

William J. VanEtten '86 and Lynn Bachelder were 
married May 4, 1991, in Florence. Italy. He graduated 
from Indiana University in August 1991. with a major 
in genetics. 

Leslie Hall Webb '86 and Gary welcomed a 
daughter, Caroline Florence, on February 12. 1991. 

Kevin L. Biddle '87 directed "Godspell" in a ball 
field behind Gravel Hill United Methodist Church in 
Palmyra, PA. with people from the area taking part in 
the performances September 21 and 22. 

Glen M. Bootay '87 and Leslie Ann Hayward were 
married May 25. 1991, in Miller Chapel at LVC. Glen 
is a regional manager for Nuclear Support Services, 

Inc., in Campbelltown, PA. Leslie is employed by 
Kelly Services. 

Stephanie M. Butter '87 was appointed a quality 
assurance auditor at Merck Sharp & Dohme Research 
Laboratories in Rahway, NJ. 

Ronald A. Hartzell '87 was promoted to assistant 
marketing officer for market research at the Meridian 
Bank of Reading. 

Robert J. Lloyd (Dr.) '87 received the doctor of 
osteopathy degree from Philadelphia College of Osteo- 
pathic Medicine on June 2, 1991. He is interning at the 
college's hospital. 

Sandra L. Mohler '87 was promoted to liability 
claim representative for Aetna Life & Casualty in 
Sinking Spring, PA. She handles bodily injury claims. 

Joseph C. Pennington (Dr.) '87 received an MD. 
degree on June 7 from Jefferson Medical College" of 
Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He 
began a residency in family practice medicine at 
Lancaster General Hospital. 

Mary Beth Seasholtz '87 was an invited speaker 
at the "Total Least Squares" conference in Leuven, 
Belgium, where she addressed an audience represent- 
ing 11 countries from the Netherlands to China. Her 
topic was "Concepts, Algorithms and Applications." 
Mary Beth will graduate next May with a master's in 
applied mathematics and a doctorate in chemistry from 
the University of Washington in Seattle. She is married 
to Jonathan Zieman. 

Margaret M. Springer '87 married Dan Timmons 
on August 31, 1991, in Frederick. MD. They live in 
Houma, LA. 

Lore-Lee Bruwelheide '88 and James V. Walak 
*88 were married June 16. 1990. She teaches second 
grade for the Halifax Area (PA) School District. 

Kim A. Daubert '88 and Eric R. Rismiller were 
married May 25, 1991. Eric is a student at LVC in the 
Secondary Education Certification Program. Kim is a 
general and instrumental music educator in the Middle 
School of the Pottsville Area School District. 

Andrew J. Krall '88 graduated from Drexel Uni- 
versity with an M.B.A. in operations management. 
He is a quality assurance engineer with the Janssen 
Pharmaceutical Firm in Fort Washington, PA. 

Marjorie A. Schubauer '88 and Michael J. Hart- 
man were married July 13, 1991, at Italian Lake in 
Harrisburg. Marjorie teaches science at Red Land High 
School. Michael is special events director for the city 
of Harrisburg. 

Paul A. Smith '88 and Bonnie Lynn Claeys were 
married recently in the Bay Head Chapel, Bay Head, 
NJ. Paul is a freelance audio engineer and Bonnie 
works for American Illustration Inc. in New York. 

Michael L. Trauger '88 and Priscilla Rissler were 
married August 24, 1991. in Christ United Church of 
Christ in Annville, PA. Michael is employed by the 
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and is a student at 
Harrisburg Area Community College. Priscilla is 
employed by Dauphin Manor. 

Jeane L. Weidner '88 and Dr. John L. Serrian, Jr., 
were married June 22. 1991. She teaches at Wilson 
Central Junior High School in West Lawn. PA. 

Cynthia M. Barry '89 and Randy F. Dubbs were 
married August 31, 1991, in Salem Lutheran Church 
in Lebanon. Cynthia is a TELLS teacher for the 
Northern Lebanon School District and serves as 
co-aquatic director at the YMCA. Randy is employed 
by AWI in Womelsdorf. 

James Patrick Eckman (Lt.) '89 married Tara 
Lynn O'Neill on July 13, 1991, at the St. Anthony of 

Padua Church in Lancaster. Jim is in the U.S. Army. 

Rebecca C. Gaspar '89 was promoted to area 
director of the Delaware County Branch of the Big 
Brother/Big Sister Association of Philadelphia. 

Wendi J. Haldeman '89 married James R. Donmo- 
yer, Jr. on September 21, 1991, in Assumption of the 
Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Lebanon. Wendi is 
employed by Lebanon Land Transfer Co. Inc. Jim is 
employed by the Lebanon County Commissioners. 

R. Jason Herr '89 currently is in graduate school 
at Penn State. 

Drue A. Koons '89 is a litigation paralegal for 
Klores & Associates in Washington, D.C. 

Robyn Keough Miner '89 is a research technician 
in the division of endocrinology at the Milton S. 
Hershey Medical Center. 

Edwina TVavers '89 and Marshall Antonson were 
married February 24. 1990. They had a daughter, 
Alexina Mae, on June 6, 1991. 

Kathleen A. Zitka '89 joined the staff of the 
Pottsville Hospital and Warne Clinic as surgical 
sing coordinator. 



Laura A. Baird '90 teaches first grade in McKinley 
Elementary School in Elkins Park. PA. Joann M. 
Giannettino, her best friend and former roommate, 
continues to pursue graduate studies and coaching track 
at Bucknell University. 

Wendy S. Bord *90 teaches a transition class at 
East High Elementary School in Elizabethtown. PA. 
She received the gift of teaching award this past year. 

William Dietz, Jr. '90 and Elaine M. Koehler 
'90 were married July 20. 1991. in Miller Chapel at 
LVC. Bill works for the Elizabethtown Area School 
District, and Elaine works for the Cornwall-Lebanon 
School District and Weis Markets in Lebanon. 

Shawn M. Gingrich '90 was appointed as minister 
of music at Emmanuel United Church of Christ in 
Hanover, PA. 

Todd A. Hess '90 and Stacey L. Kercher were 
married September 14. 1991, in St. Paul the Apostle 
Church in Annville. Todd works for AMP Inc. in 
Harrisburg and Stacey works for Grumbine RV Center, 
also in Harrisburg. 

Harry S. "Buddy" Oliver HI '90 and Kathy 
Supplee '90 were married November 3, 1990. Buddy 
is co-owner of a production company and is in a band 
called "Xtreme Need," which performs in Chester 
County (PA) and areas outside Philadelphia. He is also 
employed by Widener University as a studio manager. 
Kathy is a social worker for HHL Financial Services 
Inc. in Media, PA. 

Cynthia J. Woods '90 and Jed H. Kensinger were 
married July 20. 1991. in St. Mark Lutheran Church 
in Annville. Cynthia, also a graduate of Albright 
College, is employed by the Lebanon School District. 
Jed works for Lancaster Newspapers Inc. 

Lisa M. Dechert '91 and Robert Putt were married 
July 27. 1991, in Miller Chapel at LVC. They are 
living in Gaithersburg, MD. 

Amy E. Earhart '91 is an M.A. candidate at the 
University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She received a 
fellowship and a graduate assistantship. 

Michael L. Lichtenwalner '91 and Debra L. 
Reagle '91 were married June 19, 1991, in Christ 
Episcopal Church in Toms River, NJ. 


The Valley 

die Lacquer 

A hand-painted symbol of 
the Soviet state finds a home 
where art doesn't have to 
serve politics. 

On this relic of the Soviet state, a youth trumpets revolution. 

By Diane Wenger 

The latest addition to the col- 
lege art collection is a gaily 
colored, hand-painted lacquer 
box crafted in the Soviet Un- 
ion to commemorate the 70th 
anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution in 
1917. The 8" x 3" box, which shows an 
allegorical figure symbolizing the "youth 
of the revolution and the glory of the 
Soviet," is the gift of Henry J. Ruhl of 

This type of lacquer work is indigenous 
to Russia, where it has been an art form 
for 300 to 400 years, according to Ruhl, 
an art collector and dealer. But the 
commemorative subject of this box makes 
it very unusual: The vast majority of such 
lacquer boxes depict Russian fairy tales. 
A craftsperson needs two and a half to three 
months to complete a box. Because all the 
work is done by hand, no two boxes are 
alike. The base material is papier-mache, 
strengthened by applications of lacquer and 
then fired in a kiln as many as 20 to 30 
times until the piece is harder than wood. 

Ruhl first learned of the commemorative 
boxes while visiting the Soviet Union in 

1987. An acquaintance in Moscow told him 
that artists in the city of Lipetsk had been 
commissioned to create a limited edition 
in honor of the upcoming anniversary. The 
boxes were made sometime between 1985 
and 1987. Although no one had yet seen 
the lacquer pieces, Ruhl placed an order 
for one. He asked, partly in jest, "If 
humanly possible, send two." In December 

1988, back home in Hershey, he received 
a call from a customs broker telling him 
that a shipment from the USSR had arrived. 
To his great surprise, it contained a pair 
of the precious boxes. Being able to obtain 
two of such a limited run proved to Ruhl 
that "there really is glasnost and peres- 

Prompted by the recent moves toward 
democracy in the Soviet Union (which give 
these boxes a very special significance), 
Ruhl decided to present one of the boxes 
to Lebanon Valley College. 

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

Winter 1992 



>lebrate Spring with 
is at the college's 
22nd annual Spring Arts Fes- 
tival the weekend of April 
25-26. The juried art exhibi- 
tion and crafts display will 
be bigger than ever, featur- 
ing artists from around the 
state. Plus there'll be music, 
dance, drama, children's ac- 
tivities and a wide variety of 
food. Come to campus and 
join in the festivities. 

"Screeving" in the Residential Quad has long been a Spring Arts tradition. 

A Rite of Spring 

Lebanon Valley College 

of Pennsylvania 

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