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Eyes on the Prize, a member of the 

Class of '92 shows off his newly minted diploma 
to family and friends. Although the weather 
didn't cooperate and ceremonies had to be held 
in the Lynch Gymnasium, it was still a joyful day 
for the 272 graduates who took part in the 
college's 123rd annual commencement ceremony 
on May 9. Helen Spangler Caffrey, executive 
director of the Pennsylvania Senate Education 
Committee, was commencement speaker, and 
Dr. Leonard I. Sweet, president of United 
Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, spoke 
at the baccalaureate service. Both Caffrey and 
Sweet received honorary degrees, along with 
Richard A. Zimmerman, chairman and CEO of 
Hershey Foods Corporation. 

Vol. 10, Numbers 1 and 2 









Editor: Judy Pehrson 


Marilyn Boeshore, Class Notes 

Beth Aubum Davis 

John B. Deamer, Jr. 

Lois Fegan 

Nancy Fitzgerald 

Dennis Larison 

Garry Lenton 

Laura Ritter 

Doug Thomas 

Seth Wenger 

Editorial Assistance: 
Diane Wenger 
Glenn Woods 

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: 

With the State Capitol Building rotunda 
as a backdrop, John Digilio ('93) (right) 
talks with Sen. John Shumaker (cen- 
ter), a member of LVC's board of 
trustees, and Rep. Ed Krebs. Digilio 
interned with Krebs and is now his 
legislative assistant. Photo by Dennis 

The House That Love Built 

Clark and Edna Carmean's farm house was home away from home 
for generations of Lebanon Valley students. 

By Nancy Fitzgerald 

A Movable Feast 

Exotic food and sparkling conversation are on the menu 
when the college's Cuisine Club meets. 

By Lois Fegan 

A Head Start on Life 

From the laboratories of the Hershey Medical Center to the corridors 
of the State Capitol, student interns make their mark. 

By Judy Pehrson 




Last Stop: Success! 

The career planning and placement office helps propel graduates 
into the perfect job and career. 

By Judy Pehrson 

Stranger in Paradise 

Novelist Elena Castedo shared the secrets of good writing 
when she visited campus. 

By Laura Ritter 

Jennifer Benussi ('92) interned at a 
radio station in Maryland. 

The House 
that Love Built 

A cozy fireplace. Singing 
'round the grand piano. 
Philosophizing on the porch. 
The Carmeans' home pro- 
vided comfort and joy to 
generations of students. 

By Nancy Fitzgerald 

Maybe she had some good 
news to share or a prob- 
lem to solve or a gripe 
to get off her chest. Or 
maybe— and Lucie Por- 
tier O'Brien ('54) thinks this is more 
likely— it was just a dreary winter after- 
noon sometime in the early 1950s, and she 
needed a quick fix for a bout of cabin 
fever. So she bundled up, ventured out of 

The Carmeans donated to the college their 
"perfect home" of more than 50 years. 

her dorm and headed south. Instead of 
trekking down Route 934, she decided to 
make her way across the fields, in the 
direction of the home of Clark and Edna 

"I remember the crisp air, and walking 
across the crunchy snow," O'Brien recalls, 
"and it was sort of fun because I'd never 
walked that way before. I know I was 
pretty wet and cold, so when I got out to 
the farm, the Carmeans got me dried off 
and warmed up, and sat me down by the 
fire for some hot chocolate and toast. 
When I think of that afternoon, I remember 
feeling warm and welcome." 

Which is exactly the feeling that count- 
less other students had when they showed 
up at the doorstep of "Prof and "Mrs. 
Prof Carmean. For many generations, 
their house was Lebanon Valley's unoffi- 
cial home away from home. 

Clark and Edna Carmean came to Leba- 

The Valley 

non Valley in 1933 when Clark accepted a 
professorship in the music department. 
After living in a house on Main Street for 
two years, the couple— along with Duch- 
ess, the first in a long line of springer 
spaniels— moved into the men's dormitory 
to help supervise the boys. "We lived there 
between 1935 and 1940," Edna recalls. 
"We enjoyed the boys a whole lot, and 
we seemed to get along well with them. 
But in 1940, we'd been married for 10 
years, and we decided that it was time for 
us to get on with our lives. The boys really 
couldn't understand it— they thought that 
life in there with them was as nice as we 
could imagine. There were about 106 boys 
and it was really— especially looking back 
at it— a lot of fun. But it was a lot of 
responsibility, too." 

So they set out to find an old house right 
alongside the campus, "so the boys could 
visit us." But nothing close by was avail- 
able, and their search took them farther 
afield— down a dirt road known to the 
students as Lovers' Lane, past a romantic 
looking stream called Bachman's Run, all 
the way to the corner of Mount Pleasant 
Road and Reigert's Lane. "That one day 
we went on up the hill and saw the house," 
says Edna. "It was brick and square and 
looked real solid, and it didn't look as 
though the owner lived in it." 

The fact that the owner refused to sell 
was nothing more than a minor glitch in 
their plans. "We just kept pestering him," 
Edna says. "We drove out every night— he 
had a little store in Cleona— and finally 
one night he said he'd sell. He named his 
price and Clark said, 'We'll take it.' He 
didn't try to bargain at all." 

It was the Carmeans' dream house, but 
it was chosen with their young friends in 
mind. Says Clark, "We wanted the stu- 
dents to come out. We had a solid 
relationship with them, working with them 
and living with them 24 hours a day for 
five years. We'd already seen one genera- 
tion through and started on another." 

And so the Carmeans exchanged their 
two rooms in the Men's Dorm for a big old 
house in the country that, after a year of 
renovations, gave them exactly what they 

Neither snow nor sleet nor rain ever kept students from showing up on the Carmeans' 
doorstep. In the mid-1940s war years, when this group made its visit, the college was 
predominantly female. 

wanted in a home of their own— plenty of 
room to entertain, space for a grand piano 
and a "really big fireplace." In September 
1940, they settled in. It was to be their 
home for more than 50 years and, accord- 
ing to Betty Criswell Hungerford ('54), 
"a haven for many, many students." 

"Tea, snacks, fireside chats" 

One of the first things the Carmeans did 
was to put out the welcome mat for LVC 
students. Darline Landa ('54) was a fre- 
quent visitor. "One time the whole Lan- 
guage Club was invited out," she recalls. 
"It seemed like their home was always 
open to students. We sat around and talked. 
That's what I remember— tea, snacks, 
fireside chats. And their wonderful dogs, 
and the great big fireplace. It gave you a 
snug feeling, comfortable and secure." 

The Carmeans have fond memories of 
those gatherings, too. Recalls Edna, "Clark 
was teaching in the music department and 
sometimes he would bring a whole class 
out. We usually had the same menu— ham 
and string beans and potatoes, cooked in 
the fireplace in a big iron kettle." Most of 

the time, everybody would end up in the 
den, a converted summerhouse with a huge 
fireplace that took six-foot logs. Says 
Clark, "We had a big copper coffeepot 
made. A huge coffeepot, held 55 cups. 
We put that on a crane in the fireplace. It 
would swing out, and the kids would pour 
themselves a cup, then swing it back over 
the fire again. They loved it because they 
could help themselves." 

When Henry Hollinger ('55) came to 
Lebanon Valley as a freshman, his trips 
back home to his native Northern Virginia, 
a five-hour drive away, were few and far 
between. He found himself spending plenty 
of time in that den. The Carmeans asked 
him to spend summers out at their home, 
and he was grateful for the invitation. 
"Being out there was a real bright spot for 
me. I took a few summer courses and 
helped out in the garden for my room and 
board. In the evenings, we'd sit around in 
the den, or out on the porch, reading and 
talking. I don't remember ever feeling 
uncomfortable— I really felt that it was 
my home. The Carmeans were not only 
like parents to me, but like very good 

Summer 1992 

Hollinger was so much a part of the 
family that Edna even turned her kitchen 
over to him. "I was a chemistry student," 
he says, "and I'd be going on about what 
a wonderful cake I could make. It would 
be so simple." But his culinary experiment— 
quite literally— fell flat. "It was all differ- 
ent colors, and for some reason it was only 
about a quarter of an inch thick. Dr. 
Carmean brought it into the Admissions 
office and offered samples to anybody who 
came through the door. I don't think there 
were many takers." 

Dr. Thomas Teates ('57) as a student 
was another Virginian who found a summer 
home with the Carmeans. "I remember 
many things about the house," he says. 
"The coffee table made from a drum, the 
sitting room with the grand piano, the 
antique furniture. Some of my fondest 
memories are of being outside, working in 
the yard. The flowers were phenomenal. I 
spent lots of time out there." 

Summer at the Carmean home brought 
other visitors outdoors, too. Teates remem- 
bers students coming over to play volley- 
ball and croquet in the big yard. Even a 
drenching thunderstorm failed to put a 
damper on the enthusiasm of the hosts. 
"One time," Edna recalls, "Clark had 
invited a group of student teachers over for 
a cookout and it rained. So we brought the 
grill inside and put it in the big fireplace. 
The flue was open so the fumes just went 
out the chimney." 

The best things about being at the 
Carmean house, says Teates, were the 
interesting people who showed up: "There 
was always somebody around. An alum- 
nus, a teacher, a prospective student. The 
Carmeans cultivated a spirit that made 
people comfortable dropping in or staying 
awhile. Whenever I was there, I wasn't 
just visiting with them but with whomever 
else might be stopping by. We'd sit on the 
porch talking about a host of things— world 
events, philosophy, religion." 

Given Clark's academic specialty, the 
topic— and the sound— of music were sure 
to come up as well. It's not surprising that 
many of the social gatherings at the 
farmhouse turned into impromptu concerts. 
"We had string quartets and trios for 
practice out there. Sometimes everybody 
would be sitting around talking, and they'd 
just gravitate toward the piano. Once 
somebody sat down there, the music, the 
singing was on its way." 

On one occasion, the Carmean home 
was the setting for a musical evening put 
on by SAI, a women's music sorority. 
"The performance was in the living room," 

says Clark, "and the girls kept running 
back and forth between the kitchen and the 
den as dressing room and exit and entrance 
for their 'stage.' The arrangement of the 
house lent itself to the program." 

With any crowd of students gathering 
out at the Carmean home, it was sure to 
be an occasion. But smaller gatherings 
were just as memorable. "When they 
entertained," says O'Brien, "the Carmeans 

Now living in an apartment, Edna ('59) 
and Clark Carmean kept many touches that 
remind former students of their home away 
from home. 

had a real sensitivity to individual needs. 
But they did everything quietly, as though 
it were just an ordinary thing to do." 

For Janet Schopf Ebersole ("43), a quiet 
spring morning in the country was exactly 
the right ending to her four years at 
Lebanon Valley. "On the morning of our 
baccalaureate service," she recalls, "my 
fiance (Walter Ebersole '43) and I went 
out to the Carmeans' house for breakfast. 
I remember that we felt quite honored to 
have been invited. It was a Sunday in May 
and everything was lovely— there were 
flowers everywhere. We walked out to the 
house and had home-cured bacon and 
pancakes that Prof made from his famous 
recipe. Afterward we drove back to the 
campus with them. It's a special memory, 
because the war was going on and soon 
after that, Walter went into the Navy." 

A houseful of memories 

In October 1990, after living at the farm- 
house for 50 years, Edna and Clark 
Carmean moved out to an apartment on the 
Hill Farm Estate, a couple of miles to the 
north. Though they miss their old house, 
they're happy with the change— despite 
some strong resistance from many of their 

former students. "Their house in the coun- 
try was my home away from home when I 
was a student," says Hungerford, "and I 
was sad to see them leave it. But it's 
heartwarming to walk into their apartment 
now and see so many touches from their 
old home." 

Though the Carmeans no longer live in 
the house, its association with the college 
continues. The Carmeans gave their house 
to Lebanon Valley College, which arranged 
for its sale to Dr. Tom Carmany ('58). 
Although Carmany had known the 
Carmeans during his undergraduate years— 
Clark was dean of admissions from 1949 
to 1972 and Edna was a student who 
graduated in 1959, he'd never been out to 
the house. 

After completing his medical training in 
1967, Carmany moved to New Mexico to 
serve as a pathologist at the Gallup Indian 
Medical Center. He'd planned on staying 
for two years, but 24 years later, the idea 
of living in an old farmhouse still brewed 
in the back of his mind. He finally made 
his way back to Pennsylvania. Learning 
that the Carmeans' home was for sale, he 
says, "certainly piqued my interest. This 
has been an opportunity to come back into 
the college family again." 

Carmany, who's taking a sabbatical 
from medicine while he settles into his 
home, has been making some changes that 
reflect a Southwestern influence. If he has 
a question about maintenance or the gar- 
dens, he knows just whom to call. "The 
Carmeans have been very responsive, very 
gracious. It's always a delight when they 
come back here because they know the 
history of the area so well, and the history 
of the house. It's nice to have gotten not 
only such a lovely house, but also to have 
two fine friends who come along with it." 

Anyone lucky enough to have been a 
guest at the Carmeans' home is quick to 
say how special the memories are. But 
Edna and Clark Carmean insist that the 
visits enriched their lives as well. Says 
Clark, "We forgot about our own personal 
problems quite a bit in listening to the 
students and trying to lead the conversation 
around a little bit so they could get some 
sort of solution. There really is a feeling 
of family. When you came in here, you 
were a member, just like a brother or sister 
or father or mother. The bonds are un- 

Nancy Fitzgerald is a Lebanon-based 
freelance writer who contributes to na- 
tional education and consumer publications. 

The Valley 

A Movable 

These gourmets have been 
gallopingfor 16years, munch- 
ing their way from the Ritz 
to Mandalay. Next stop 1 1t 
might be mashed potatoes. 

By Lois Fegan 

What's to eat? In the 
south of France it's 
country terrine. In 
Alice's Wonderland, 
it's a chocolate cab- 
bage head. In the Persian Gulf, it's cinna- 
mon-spiced lamb. And in Annville, PA, 
it's all of these dishes and a lot more. 
That's because Annville is where the 
Cuisine Club meets and eats. 

In late 1976, a small group of faculty 
members and their partners decided it 
would be fun to "dine around" four or five 
times a year, experimenting with all kinds 
of cooking. Sixteen years later, they're still 
going strong, although their number has 
fluctuated as faculty and staff change. They 
have feasted on more than 60 festive menus 
and show no indication of running out of 
ideas. Ask how they have accomplished 
this, and any one of them will reply: 
"Glenn Woods." 

Informally described as "the coordina- 
tor," the associate professor emeritus of 
English does the basic research, works with 
a committee to provide authentic recipes 
and issues an elaborately illustrated bro- 
chure several weeks before each dinner. 
Each member or couple then selects a dish 
to prepare. Hosts, chosen on a rotating 
basis, provide the site, the wine and the 
table setting. 

Glenn Woods ('51), left, and Don Boone serve up some intriguing canape's at the Cuisine 
Club's "Evening with Nick and Nora Charles. " 

The club's culinary tour has meandered 
through the cuisines of Asia, Africa, Italy, 
France, Scandinavia, England, Greece, 
Vietnam, Hawaii, Japan, India, Ireland, 
Eastern Europe, Turkey and China. It has 
transported the diners to Alice's Wonder- 
land, a railway dining car, a hunt and 
harvest festival, up the Mississippi on a 
riverboat, to Tara of Gone with the Wind 
and even to an April 14 "Day Before 
Deadline" wake. 

Mostly they were successful. Among the 
favorites of these long-haul eaters, the 
classical French meal wins hands-down. 
Because it is so popular, they've offered 
several different versions over the years. 
The "Puttin' on the Ritz" theme dinner 
came in a close second. 

Tying for the bottom of the list were a 
Roman dinner and an African meal. Reci- 
pes for the Roman feast had come from 
an ancient cookbook in Latin— and some- 
thing obviously had been lost in the 
translation. The African meal was too spicy 
for the group's tastes. The visiting Nigerian 
professor who provided the recipes was 
unsure of some of the quantities— hardly 
unusual among cooks, let alone those 
struggling with another language. 

Other "unfavorites" were a vegetarian 

meal (the carnivores missed their meat) and 
the poi at the Hawaiian luau (even the 
kindest cook couldn't find a good word for 
that dish— "wallpaper paste" was the de- 
scription used again and again). 

Turkish coffee came in for universal 
criticism, too. In fact, after several diners 
tasted the thick syrupy beverage, they 
flushed the potful down the toilet. Baked 
whole pumpkin (said to be a favorite of 
George Washington's) at the Hunt and 
Harvest Festival was another dish that won 
more failing than passing grades. 

Club members do more than prepare the 
food and eat it. Being teachers, they enjoy 
the learning experience as well. This entails 
researching everything from the geography 
of the chosen country to its dining customs, 
even home decor. For the Japanese evening 
in 1979, hosts Dr. Robert and Ruth Riley 
were determined to create the proper 
atmosphere. (Robert Riley now is a profes- 
sor emeritus of economics and business 
administration, vice president and control- 
ler emeritus.) The Riley s set their table 
with Japanese centerpieces, an Oriental 
pattern of china and carved chopsticks. 
He even hung a Japanese print. 

As they do frequently, the hosts had 
invited non-members with ties to the 

Summer 1992 

evening's theme. That night the guests 
were a young doctor at the Hershey 
Medical Center and his wife, both from 
Japan. They were lavish with their compli- 
ments about the food and ambiance. But 
looking intently at the silk screen print, the 
woman hesitated, then gently and tactfully 
noted that it was upside-down. Good- 
naturedly, Riley got out the step-stool and 
rectified the gaffe. 

Then there was a not-to-be-forgotten 
British dinner at the home of Dr. Jacob and 
Ruth Rhodes. At 6:30 p.m. the guests sat 
down to oxtail soup, which they pro- 
nounced superior. The team charged with 
the main course headed for the kitchen to 
carve the 20-pound standing rib roast and 
dish up the Yorkshire pudding, oven- 
browned potatoes and spring greens. 

The interval between soup and entree 
lengthened, and strange groans and moans 
emanated from near the oven. 

"There will be a bit of a delay," came 
word from the chefs. 

Meantime, scones and tea were passed 
around. And more scones and more tea. 
Someone suggested they have a discussion 
about Great Britain. 

Finally, five hours after the soup, the 
18 diners cut into their first bites of beef. 
Seems the cook, determined to turn out an 
accurate version, had consulted the English- 
born chef at a nearby restaurant to confirm 
the proper cooking time. He assured them 
an hour and a half would be ample. It was 
a rare evening in more ways than one. 
"We learned a lot more about England than 
we needed to know," the gourmets agreed. 

One of the more recent parties 
typifies the painstaking research, 
planning and preparation that have 
come to characterize the Cuisine Club. The 
travelers took the trip of a lifetime, riding 
the culinary rails. 

The invitation, illustrated by reproduc- 
tions of the old Annville depot, read: 
"Enjoy dinner in the diner of the LVC 
Limited on a run from Annville, PA, to the 
Old Mission Synodinos, CA, leaving at 
6:30 p.m. on Saturday." 

As the guests arrived at the Riley home, 
they were greeted by the sounds of Les 
Brown's band playing "Chattanooga Choo- 
Choo" and Judy Garland singing "On the 
Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe." 

Soon the familiar announcement rang 
out: "First call for dinner, dining car in the 
rear." It was time to dredge up memories 
of the heyday of railroad travel with 
favorite diner recipes of the Pennsy; the 
New York Central; the Chicago, Burling- 

ton and Quincy; the Santa Fe; the Great 
Northern; and the Missouri-Kansas-Texas. 

That evening summoned up lots of 
anecdotes from those who remembered 
how it was when trains were the way to 
go, when dining car food was cooked to 
order, when stewards with a legendary 
agility lovingly presented the meals. 

Among the dining car staples club 
members enjoyed were beef broth with 

Sanderson, a professor of accounting at 
Lebanon Valley, and her husband, 
Millersville University professor Dr. Gary 
Leinberger, had an earlier, happier experi- 
ence with an apple dessert. They brought 
the frosted applesauce cake credited to 
Aunt Pittypat for the group's Gone with the 
Wind dinner marking the 50th anniversary 
of the novel in 1986. 

To some of the veteran Cuisine Club- 

barley, roast turkey with cream gravy and 
all the trimmings, and Wenatchee apple 
cake. Dr. Richard Cornelius called on his 
experience as a chemistry professor to 
prepare the broth from scratch. He believes 
chemists make good cooks because they 
apply their precise laboratory skills in the 
kitchen as well. 

Donald Boone (who coordinates the 
college's hotel management program and 
is an assistant professor of management) 
and his wife, Annette (a professional chef), 
happily serve as resident experts when the 
eager amateurs run into trouble. That 
evening, the Boones undertook the elabo- 
rate fruit terrine, one of three dessert 
choices. They layered a classic French 
sponge cake with two fruits, then chilled, 
sliced and served it with a walnut-apricot 
sauce and creme Anglaise. 

But in preparing another of the desserts 
on that railroad evening, Gail Sanderson 
found herself sidetracked by the apple cake 
made famous by Richard Rusnak, chef of 
the Western Star for 41 years. 

"In my first batch, the crust melted into 
the dish like a puddle of butter," she 
recalled. She tried again, and a third time, 
stil! 'frustrated. Finally she gave up and 
turned to the Joy of Cooking for a recipe. 


(Top) Paul Heise and Cheryl Dahlberg put 
the finishing touches on his dessert, arance 
caramellata. (Above) Steve Sexsmith and 
his wife, Pat Bobik, are long-time Cuisine 
Club members. 

The Valley 

bers, that evening represents the epitome 
of luxurious dining, a four-hour session of 
high-calorie dishes followed by even higher 
ones. Grace Tom and her husband, Dr. C. 
F. Joseph Tom (professor emeritus of 
economics), prepared Mammy's ham and 
sweet potato casserole." Its companion 
was Melanie's special southern fried 
chicken," cooked by the college's former 
chaplain, Rev. John Abemathy, and Helen 
Smith. They used the recipe supposedly 
often served at Twelve Oaks. 

The Tara evening in Annville credited 
the inspiration for their dishes to Margaret 
Mitchell's major characters. Among them 
were Miss Ellen's peanut soup, Scarlett 
O'Hara's asparagus mousse (they kidded 
that it had been served at all three of her 

Don Dahlberg (center) and Owen and Cathy 
converse before the next course. 

wedding receptions) and sister Suellen's 
spoon bread. 

There was even Rhett Butler's water- 
cress salad. According to the Cuisine 
Club's tongue-in-cheek interpretation, it 
was when Scarlett inquired of Rhett how 
much watercress would be needed that he 
responded with those immortal words, 
"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." 

Glenn Woods outdid himself on seeking 
out offbeat recipes for the Adventure 
Dinner— the adventure being Alice's in 
Wonderland— at the home of Dr. John and 
Carol Kearney. Since the party followed 
the "everything is not what it seems" 
theme, it wasn't surprising that the cabbage 
cake turned out to be the richest of 
chocolate confections, with individual choco- 
late leaves to be peeled off. Baker Annette 
Boone confesses even she was confused. 

Another culture that delighted the group 
was the Shaker evening at the Cornelius 
home. Lamb baked in cider and an unusual 
pie of thinly sliced lemons steeped in sugar 
brought the cooks plenty of compliments. 

Because the club's outings are festive 
as well as instructive, guests usually turn 

out in their best bib and tucker. When it 
came time to "Put on the Ritz" in tribute 
to Caesar Ritz and his elegant hotel on the 
Place Vendome in Paris, black-and-white 
formal attire was in order. Neighbors of 
the Boones still talk about that May evening 
when a parade of gowned women and 
tuxedoed men made its way up the moun- 
tain south of Hershey. 

Ritz's renowned associate, Auguste Escof- 
f ier, would have been proud of the Lebanon 
Valley chefs. From the brandy slush and 
caviar mousse, to the peppered loin of beef 
with cognac mustard sauce, to the three 
elaborate desserts, the dishes reflected the 
Ritz's unyielding insistence on luxury. 

Just as accurate to their locales were the 

pig stomach, hog maw, schnitz un gnepp 

and shoofly pie featured at the 

■ Pennsylvania Dutch family- 
style dinner at the Woodses' 
home, as well as the assort- 
ment of subtly spiced dishes 
served at the Indian banquet 
at the home of Dr. Donald 
and Cheryl Dahlberg. 

Over the years, the Leba- 
non Valley bunch has saluted 
changing political boundaries 
as some nations disappeared 
and others emerged or gained 
new names. When in 1989 
Burma became Myanmar, 
palm trees and pagodas be- 
decked the Toms' home for 
the club's stop on the Road to Mandalay. 
Traditional Burmese dishes including Pazon 
Lone-Jaun (delicate shrimp puffs), Ta-Kwa- 
Thi Than-Hnat (cucumber pickle studded 
with sesame seeds) and Lai Thao (roast 
pork) starred as the diners recited the 
rousing chorus of Rudyard Kipling's poem. 
Even as borders were falling, the Soviet 
Union was crumbling and a magnificently 
restored Ellis Island was being dedicated, 
the Cuisine Club was planning an Eastern 
European dinner. Hungarian, Polish and 
Czechoslovakian delicacies loaded the buf- 
fet board at the home of the Rhodeses. 

So it has gone for more than 16 years. 
Club members don't look too far ahead for 
themes; 1992 has already brought a sophis- 
ticated evening with Nick and Nora 
Charles, including a murder mystery that 
guests worked together to solve. In con- 
trast, some members are plumping to 
recreate the homely meat loaf, mashed 
potatoes and lime gelatin popularized by 
Aunt Bea (from the Andy Griffith show) 
in her 1950s cookbook. 

Four of the original couples who at- 
tended the first dinner (American regional 


Coconut Fried Shrimp 

At the recent Nick and Nora Charles 
evening, Cuisine Club members tried a new 
twist on fried shrimp. The results, they 
report, were scrumptious. 

The shrimp can be prepared up the point 
of frying, and refrigerated 24 hours ahead. 
Leaving the tails attached makes this an 
easy-to-pick-up hors d'oeuvre or appetizer. 
Dipping Sauce 

ill cup honey 

3 tablespoons white horseradish 

ill cup all-purpose flour 

1/4 cup cornstarch 

1/2 teaspoon salt 

1/2 cup water 

white of 1 large egg 

1 pound large (size 26/30) fresh shrimp, 
peeled (leave on the tail and a bit of 
the shell), deveined and patted dry 

2 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut 
(7 ounces) 

1 cup vegetable oil, for frying 
Mix Dipping Sauce ingredients in small serving 
bowl. Mix Batter ingredients in small bowl with 
fork until blended (if some lumps remain, that's 
OK). Dip shrimp one at a time in batter, then roll 
in coconut to coat. Place on waxed paper. Heat 
oil in a 10-inch skillet (oil will be about 1/4 inch 
deep) until a 1-inch piece of white bread added to 
oil turns golden brown in 1 minute. Fry shrimp, 
about 8 at a time, 1 minute per side until crisp, 
golden and opaque throughout. Remove with 
slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Serve hot 
with Dipping Sauce. Makes 8 appetizer servings. 

Per serving: 339 calories, 12 g. protein, 40 g. 
carbohydrates, 16 g. fat, 80 mg. cholesterol, 210 
mg. sodium. 

cooking was the theme) are still active. 
They are Dr. Owen and Kathy Moe; the 
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The Rhodeses joined the group in its 
second year. Kathy Moe was the first 
coordinator, turning over the job to Glenn 
Woods in 1979. Incidentally, Glenn Woods 
holds the record for perfect attendance. His 
wife, Carolyn, (the club's unofficial histo- 
rian) is second, having been absent only 
once, because of illness. 

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the above members— Sanderson and Lein- 
berger, the Dahlbergs, the Toms, Dr. Steve 
Sexsmith and Pat Bobik, Dr. Sharon Clark, 
Dr. Barney and Sherrie Raffield, Dr. 
William and Ellen McGill, Dr. Richard 
Cornelius and Dr. Paul Heise. 

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The Lebanon Valley Child Care Center, 
located in the former Fencil Hall, held a 
celebration May 3 to honor the Lebanon 
County Builders Association and other 
groups and individuals who have contrib- 
uted time, materials and funds to its 
construction. A plaque listing contributors 
was unveiled and is now on display in the 
building's foyer. 

The child care center opened a year ago 
and serves 70 children, ranging in age from 
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and state guidelines. Applications to Leba- 
non Valley are up a whopping 29 percent 
as a result of the scholarships, and paid 
deposits stood at a record high 321 as of 
June 30 for incoming students. 

Students whose parents are Lebanon 
Valley alumni are eligible for an extra 
$2,000 off their tuition bills ($500 per 
year), in addition to the regular achievement- 
based scholarships. Need-based aid contin- 
ues to be available to all students who 
demonstrate financial need under state and 
federal regulations. 

Publicity bonanza 

The college's new achievement-based schol- 
arships have garnered national attention 
over the past few months. An Associated 
Press story, which ran on the state and 
national wires in mid-March, resulted in 
an editorial in The Washington Post, a 
segment on CNN Television, coverage on 
ABC Radio News and National Public 
Radio, and articles in over 250 papers 
around the country (including USA Today, 

The Boston Globe and the Los Angeles Pybibif nrpmiprps 
Times). Requests for interviews and mate- ; 

rial on the program continue to come in 
from around the country. 

The unique scholarship program offers 
one-half off the college's $12,500 tuition 
for all entering freshmen in the top 10 
percent of their high school class, one-third 
off for those in the second 10 percent, and 
one-fourth off for those in the third 10 

The plan seems to have struck a chord 
with both the media and hard-pressed 
middle-income parents who have been 
virtually shut out of qualifying for college 
financial aid because of stringent federal 

The college gallery was the first stop for 
the national tour of Zeit/Worte (Words of 
Their Time), a traveling multi-media ex- 
hibit illustrating the origins and history of 
the Federal Republic of Germany. 

The exhibit, a project of the Goethe 
Institute of New York, attracted hundreds 
of visitors. It featured a walk-through 
display including powerful photographic 
images, a videotape and artifacts reflecting 
the process by which the Nazis came to 
power, were defeated and were succeeded 
by a modern democratic nation built on the 
ruins of the Third Reich. 

As the result of a dispute between faculty 
and trustees of the Pennsylvania School of 
Art & Design involving a faculty appoint- 
ment, Lebanon Valley College decided in 
April to discontinue discussions regarding 
a pending merger between the two schools. 

Although the dispute was an internal one 
that did not involve Lebanon Valley, LVC 
President John Synodinos said that continu- 
ing the merger proceedings "would not 
have been in the best interests of the 

The relationship between the two schools 
will continue, however, with the existing 
articulation agreement and faculty ex- 
change program remaining unchanged. 

Condos go forward 

A $1.4 million project to turn two off- 
campus buildings into 21 residential condo- 
miniums got under way in April, and four 
units have already been sold. Construction 
on the complex will continue throughout 
the summer and fall, and the condos will 
be available for occupancy in early 1993. 

The complex of one- and two-bedroom 
units, located just across from campus on 
North White Oak Street, will be called 
Derickson Hall Condominiums after biol- 
ogy professor Dr. S.H. Derickson ('02). 
The two buildings being renovated are the 
former science laboratory (originally a 
hosiery factory) and a maintenance build- 

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ing (originally a church and then a factory). 

The project is being carried out by a 
partnership of the college's wholly owned, 
for-profit subsidiary, Quittapahilla, Inc., 
and HDC Investments, Inc., a wholly 
owned, for-profit subsidiary of the Housing 
Development Corporation in Lancaster. 
Lebanon Valley National Bank is providing 
the financing. 

Prices will start at $72,000 for one- 
bedroom units (some have lofts) and 
$81,300 for two-bedroom ones. Average 
price is $89,275. 

The condominiums are expected to ap- 
peal to professionals and "empty nesters" 
who want the stimulation of living next to 
a college campus. They may be particularly 
appealing to Lebanon Valley alumni, says 
President John Synodinos. 

"It's a good way to come home and be 
close to the college," he states. "Derickson 
Hall residents will be able to take advan- 
tage of free or discounted rates for the 
college's lectures, concerts, theater and 
dance productions and other cultural events. 

In addition, reduced tuition rates for own- 
ers will be offered for courses, as well as 
use of the library, free admission to 
sporting events, free one-year membership 
in the Arnold Sports Center (25 percent 
discount in subsequent years) and use of 
the college's athletics fields and facilities." 
For a brochure or additional information, 
contact the agency that is handling sales: 
Prudential Gacono Real Estate, 50 West 
Main St., Annville, PA 17003. Telephone: 

Springer lecturer 

Hugh E. Miller, retired vice chair of ICI 
Americas Inc., discussed "The Japanese 
Experience and Its Significance for United 
States-Japanese Trade" during this year's 
Springer Lecture in International Manage- 
ment. The annual lecture was held on 
campus on March 25 . 

Tuition increased 

The college's fees will increase 6.9 percent 
for 1992-93— the smallest increase in four 
years. Tuition and fees will be $12,875, 
while the room and board charge will 
remain at the 1991-92 level of $4,325. 

Magazine wins honors 

The Valley magazine won first place in the 
Public Relations Society of America's 
Award of Excellence competition for Cen- 

Architect's drawings of the new Derickson Hall condominiums, which will be available for 
occupancy in early 1993. Owners will enjoy a special relationship with the college. 

tral Pennsylvania, and a second place in 
the Central Pennsylvania Women in Com- 
munications contest. Judy Pehrson, Valley 
editor, won a first place for a Valley article 
she wrote on the barriers to women and 
girls in math and science (in the Spring/ 
Summer 1991 issue). 

Earlier this year, The Valley won a Silver 
Award from the Capital Region Interna- 
tional Association of Business Communi- 
cators (IABC). The college viewbook re- 
ceived a Gold Award from IABC, plus the 
Best of Show. 

Parting advice 

What do graduating seniors think about 
campus life, facilities and the academic 
program? To find out, during March and 
April, 19 Lebanon Valley administrators, 
including President John Synodinos and 
Dean William McGill, conducted hour- 
long, individual interviews with 96 seniors, 
chosen at random. Diane Wenger, execu- 
tive assistant to the president, coordinated 
the survey. 

In May, those who conducted the inter- 
views gathered for a one-day retreat to 
discuss their findings and determine what 
actions should be taken. 

The survey results were heartening, 
according to Synodinos. "We tend to hear 
periodic complaints and assume that's the 
way people feel down deep. This exercise 
shows us that students really like this place. 
While we did receive constructive criticism 
and will act upon it, the overwhelming 
majority of our graduates feel very good 
about their experiences here. It gave us all 
a renewed sense of purpose." 

Next year the project will be expanded 
to include a random sampling of seniors 
and sophomores. Plans are also under way 
to survey non-traditional and part-time 
students as well. 

Humanities coaches 

The American Association of Colleges has 
selected Lebanon Valley to participate in 
a project that will strengthen the humanities 
preparation of current and prospective 
secondary school teachers. Lebanon Valley 
will be one of 21 planning institutions 
joining seven resource institutions that have 
already developed effective approaches to 
coaching teachers in the humanities. 

More than 70 colleges and universities 
vied to be part of the two-year project, 
which is being funded by the National 
Endowment for the Humanities. 

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gather samples for their NASA study on greenhouse gases. 

NASA project 

Dr. Paul Wolf, professor of biology, and 
two LVC alumni— Dr. Michael Gross ('82) 
and Dr. Michael Hardisky ('75)— are mem- 
bers of a scientific team investigating how 
marshlands contribute to the production of 
atmospheric gases. Their research is part 
of a NASA-sponsored program known as 
Biospheric Research on Emissions from 
Wetlands (BREW). 

Wolf's team is concentrating on the 
production of methane, an important green- 
house gas. Researchers are measuring 
above- and below-ground biomass (vegeta- 
tion) to establish a correlation between 
biomass and methane production. 

Through extensive sampling, the team 
has developed a model capable of estimat- 
ing the gas production of all marshes— a 
breakthrough, according to Wolf. He said 
the next step is to set up a permanent 
research station where scientists can study 
variations in marsh plant gas production 
in response to environmental changes. 
Methane, carbon dioxide, sulfur and nitro- 
gen gas would be monitored regularly. 

The research is important, says Wolf, 
because as international worries over global 
warming increase, it has become more and 
more imperative to understand the natural 
production of greenhouse gases. 

—Seth Wenger 

Rethinking education 

While the American public education sys- 
tem may be "bound and gagged" in 
contemporary society, it remains a model 

for the Japanese. They're "anxious to 
embrace the essence of a system that still 
offers much hope," noted educator William 
G. Durden at Founder's Day in February. 

The Japanese look beyond the problems 
that have plagued America's schools— 
among them, a high dropout rate, low 
achievement and classroom violence. They 
see instead the qualities that traditionally 
have made our schools strong— diversifica- 
tion, flexibility, decentralization and auton- 
omy, said Durden, who is director of the 
Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. 

"The American attempt at education is 
an experiment no other nation has tried. 
We're trying to provide an adequate educa- 
tion for everyone. Most countries don't 
even try." Instead, "they match their 
educational needs to their economic plan," 
Durden summed up in a later interview. 

School systems in the United States often 
attract Asian and European educators to see 
how we do it. For example, Japan's 
ministry of education has twice sent dele- 
gates to study the schools in Lebanon, PA. 
That's part of Japan's educational reform 
movement, which began in the mid-'80s. 
Japanese leaders are seeking to cut back 
on group conformity in the schools and to 
instill more "freedom, autonomy and re- 
sponsibility," as Durden put it in his talk. 

In Japan, all students are expected to 
learn the same things in first grade whether 
they live in Osaka or Tokyo. "There is no 
adaptation to individual needs," he noted. 
"In the United States we don't have that." 
Here, communities— and not the federal 
government— define the curricula for local 
school systems. Unfortunately, he adds. 

schools aren't flexible enough in too many 
individual cases. 

One of the biggest problems facing 
America's schools, particularly those in the 
inner city, is the rising number of students 
whose basic needs are not being met, he 
believes. A student who arrives for class 
hungry and cold and wondering how he or 
she will get home safely is not going to be 
overly concerned with reading and writing. 

"The deplorable state of our health care 
and family situation is a major problem— 
absolutely the largest," he emphasized. 
"The American education system can only 
work well if students come to it prepared 
to learn." 

The breaking apart of the family- 
caused by the economy, divorce, drugs and 
alcohol— is putting stress on the schools, 
stress they were never designed to with- 
stand. Yet the strengths of the American 
educational system can, if properly nur- 
tured, produce results far beyond the next 
century, Durden suggested during the inter- 
view. But there are obstacles that must be 

First, the federal government must ad- 
dress the basic needs of children by 
providing access to adequate health care 
and family support services. 

"A useful way to go is to put more social 
responsibility on the schools," he sug- 
gested. "You can also go back to the idea 
of education taking place anywhere and 
everywhere— for example, in the churches 
and synagogues." 

Schools should use all of the resources 
they have to assess a student's needs, then 
try to meet them. "What happens now is 
kids move through the system without 
really finding out what they do and don't 
know," he said. "A dramatic illustration 
of that is what happens when these kids 
get to college. Many drop out in one or two 
years. Many are bright kids who get thrown 
out, and then move into crime." 

Changing the system will also require 
cooperation from teachers, the government 
and the public, he emphasized. "There are 
people trying responsibly to change the 
system. Even in the most deplorable condi- 
tions, there are people who still believe in 
education, and their kids break through," 
he emphasized. "It's the individual, and 
the supporter of the individual, who make 
it happen. We just need more of them." 

Special thanks to Garry Lenton of the 
Harrisburg Patriot-News for interviewing 
Durden and for writing the major part of 
this news brief. 


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Chaplain appointed 

Reverend D. Darrell Woomer, former 
pastor of the First United Church on the 
campus of Oberlin College, has been 
appointed college chaplain. 

A graduate of Juniata College with a 
bachelor's degree in classics and music, 
he holds master's degrees in divinity, 
spiritual formation and the Old Testament 
from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and 
Duquesne University. 

Talented teachers 

Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson, assistant pro- 
fessor of English, and Dr. Kevin Burleigh 

Pry ('76), adjunct instructor of English, 
were honored at the May 11 Commence- 
ment for their excellence as teachers. 

Grieve-Carlson received the $1 ,000 Chris- 
tian R. and Mary F. Lindback Distin- 
guished Teaching Award, and Pry received 
the $500 Nevelyn J. Knisley Award for 
Inspirational Teaching. The Lindback award 
is supported by grants from the Christian 
R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation, and 
the Knisely award is named for Nevelyn 
Knisely, adjunct instructor of piano, who 
was its first recipient. 

Grieve-Carlson, who joined the faculty 
in 1990, earned a B.S. in psychology from 
Bates College, an M.A. in English from 
the State University of New York in 
Binghamton and a Ph.D. in English from 
Boston University. He teaches American 

Studies and a variety of literature classes. 

Pry earned an M.A. in European history 
and a Ph.D. in British history from Penn 
State. He teaches theater and Shakespeare 
at Lebanon Valley, and is also an instructor 
at the Harrisburg Community Theater and 
at Penn State, as well as on the artistic staff 
of Penn State's resident theater company, 

Active faculty 

Jeanne Hey, assistant professor of eco- 
nomics, was elected to a three-year term 
on the Pennsylvania State Board of the 
American Association of University Pro- 

Barbara Wirth, assistant professor of 
accounting, was named president of Easter 
Seals of Lebanon County. Her term begins 
in September and will include fund-raising 
activities for the organization. 

Dr. Philip Billings, professor of Eng- 
lish, will be attending the Association of 
Departments of English Summer Seminar 
from July 9-12 at Penn State. 

Dr. Klement Hambourg, associate 
professor of music, will be assistant 
concertmaster for the Shippensburg Festi- 
val Orchestra on July 18 and 25. 

Top students 

A paper co-authored by five chemistry 
students and their professor, Dr. Owen 
Moe, has been published in the journal 

Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry. 
The paper focused on the development of 
enzymes for biosynthetic applications. 

Co-authors were Amy Paszkowski ('90), 
currently a veterinary student at Auburn 
University; Patricia Haeusler ('91), now 
a medical student at Philadelphia College 
of Osteopathic Medicine; Karla Rittle 
('92); and two senior chemistry majors, 
Lance Dieter and Laura Shepler. 

Shawnee Lee, a junior chemistry major, 
was awarded a top prize for a paper she 
presented at the Analytical Chemistry Divi- 
sion of the Intercollegiate Student Chem- 
ist's Conference, held this spring at Frank- 
lin & Marshall College. Her paper was 
titled "FTIR and Chemometric Analysis 
of Edible Oils." Her research was directed 
by Dr. Donald Dahlberg, associate profes- 
sor of chemistry. 

Kristen Boeshore ('92), who majored 
in psychobiology, received a fellowship to 
study neuroscience at Case Western Re- 
serve University, beginning this fall. She 
will pursue a doctorate, focusing on Alz- 
heimer's disease research. 

Continuing ed 

Barbara Denison ('79) has been named 
associate director of continuing education. 
She will be based at the college's Lancaster 

Denison, formerly director of academic 
support services for continuing education, 
earned a B.A. in sociology and religion at 

Rev. D. Barrel Woomer 

Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson 

Barbara Denison 

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Lebanon Valley, an M.S. from the Univer- 
sity of York in England and a Ph.D. in 
sociology from Northwestern University. 

Broader duties 

Jim Monos, head football coach, has been 
appointed assistant director of athletics, 
responsible for recruitment for all sports 
and for retention of student athletes. 

He graduated from Shippensburg Uni- 
versity with a B.S. in secondary education 
and from Western Maryland College with 
a master's in education. He came to 
Lebanon Valley in 1986 after serving as 
assistant football coach at Shippensburg 

Advancement changes 

Carolyn Lauver has joined the Advance- 
ment staff as director of annual giving. For 
eight years, Lauver had been director of 
development at Bishop McDevitt High 
School in Harrisburg. She earned a bache- 
lor's degree in music from College Miseri- 
cordia and pursued graduate studies at 
Stanford University. 

In other staff changes. John Deamer, 
formerly associate director of college rela- 
tions, will take on some fund-raising 
responsibilities along with his sports infor- 
mation duties. His title will be director of 
sports information and athletics develop- 

Deamer in March was awarded the 
annual Dutchmen Award by the men's 
basketball team at the team's end-of-season 
banquet. The award, voted upon by the 
team members, honors an individual who 
brings a sense of pride to the program and 
supports the players in the classroom and 
on the court. 

Mary Beth Strehl, currently communi- 
cations assistant, will become communica- 
tions associate, and will take over Deamer's 
media relations responsibilities. She will 
continue to edit the Courier, write news 
releases and coordinate the campus cultural 
events calendars. 

Chris Reeves, former assistant to Dick 
Charles, vice president for advancement, 
will become advancement staff coordina- 
tor, responsible for computer support, the 
organization of office projects and the 
support staff. 

Inge Snoke, formerly records and re- 
search assistant, will become campaign 
development/research assistant, responsi- 
ble for project management of the Capital 
Campaign and all related research. 

Dr. Robert Hearson 

Dr. Dennis Sweigart 

Jacqueline Vivelo 


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Mary Beth Strehl 

Robert Leonard 

Woods returns 

Glenn Woods ('51) associate professor of 
English emeritus, has joined the College 
Relations Office as a volunteer. He is 
helping with proofreading, plus is in charge 
of collecting news clippings about the 
college, assembling a monthly publicity 
report and supervising the posting of 
clippings in the Mund College Center. He 
is volunteering under the auspices of the 
Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). 


Dr. Voorhis Cantrell, professor of relig- 
ion and Greek, has retired. Cantrell, who 
joined the college in 1970, earned a B.A. 
in religion/philosophy from Oklahoma City 
University, a B.D. from Southern Method- 
ist University and a Ph.D. in biblical 
literature from Boston University. 

Charles Beamesderfer ('50), science 
center assistant for the biology and chemis- 
try departments, will be retiring in Septem- 
ber. A chemistry major at Lebanon Valley, 
he joined the college staff in 1983. 

New faculty 

Leonie Lang-Hambourg will begin a 
one-year appointment as instructor of Ger- 
man beginning in the fall semester. 

Administrative promotion 

Diane Wenger ('92), formerly administra- 
tive assistant to President John Synodinos, 
has become his executive assistant. 

Wenger, who joined the college in 1988 
as an English/foreign languages secretary, 
majored in English at Lebanon Valley with 
a communications concentration. She is 
now working on a master's degree in 
American studies at Penn State's Capitol 

Trustees elected 

The college Board of Trustees recently 
elected new members and acknowledged 
retiring members. Dr. Susan Verhoek, 
associate professor of biology, and Ross 
Fasick ('55), group vice president of Du 
Pont Chemical's automotive products depart- 
ment, were elected to three-year terms, and 
Catherine Crissman ('94), a political 
science major, was elected to a one-year 
term. Dr. Carolyn Hanes, professor of 
sociology and social work, completed her 
three-year term, and Charles W. Wolfe 
was named trustee emeritus. 

Tenure awarded 

Robert Leonard, assistant professor of 
management, has received tenure. He 
began working at the college in 1988. He 
earned a B.A. in psychology from Ohio 
University, an M.A. in industrial relations 
from St. Francis School of Industrial 
Relations and an M. B.A. from Ohio State 
University. He is working on his doctorate. 

Faculty promotions 

Dr. Robert Hearson has been promoted 
to associate professor of music. Hearson, 
who began at the college in 1986, earned 
a B.M. and an M.A. from the University 
of Iowa, as well as an Ed.D. from the 
University of Illinois. 

Dr. Dennis Sweigart ('63) has been 
promoted to professor of music. Sweigart 
joined the college in 1972 after earning a 
B.S. in music education from Lebanon 
Valley, an M.M. in piano from the Univer- 
sity of Michigan and an D. M.A. in piano 
from the University of Iowa. 

Service awards 

At the annual awards recognition night in 
April, the following employees were hon- 
ored for their service: 

■ for 25 years: Robert Harnish and 
Warren Thompson; 

■ for 20 years: Dr. John Heffner, Char- 
lotte Rittle, Sarah Stohler and Dr. Den- 
nis Sweigart; 

■ for 15 years: Dr. Carolyn Hanes, 
Jacqueline Showers and Barbara Smith; 

■ for 10 years: Charles Firestone, Debo- 
rah Fullam, Terrance Gingrich, Dr. 
Klement Hambourg, Dr. Barry Hurst, 
Suzanne Riehl and Charles Ryland; 

■ for five years: Dr. Susan Atkinson, 
David Calvario, Dr. Mike Day, Dr. 
Barbara Denison, Dr. Phylis Dryden, 
Bob Hamilton, Constance Kiene, John 
Larsen, Nancy Roeting, Inge Snoke and 
D. Eugene Weirbach. 

Teacher of the Week 

Dale Summers, assistant professor of 
education, was named the Great Expecta- 
tions Class Act Teacher of the Week by 
WHTM-TV 27 in Harrisburg. Featured on 
the evening news, Summers was shown 
interacting with an education class. 

Arts grant 

Jacqueline Vivelo, former assistant pro- 
fessor of English, received a 1992 Pennsyl- 
vania Council on the Arts Fellowship for 
Literature. The $5,000 grant recognizes 
excellence in the field of writing. 

Upcoming publications for Vivelo in- 
clude Writing Fiction: A Handbook for 
Creative Writing (J. Weston Walch, Janu- 
ary 1993); Reading to Matthew (Roberts 
Rinehart September 1993); and two works 
of fiction for a British publisher, Dorling 
Kindersley. Ms. Magazine has asked her 
to write an article on the changing image 
of Nancy Drew. 

Vivelo's biography appears in Some- 
thing About the Author, Who 's Who in the 
East, Who 's Who Among American Women 
and Who 's Who in the World. 

Grad honored 

Holly Smith, 1986 elementary education 
major, was named Teacher of the Year at 
Devonshire Elementary School in Miami, 
FL. Smith teaches kindergarten and is 
working on a master's degree in early 
childhood education. 

Summer 1992 


S P O R T S 

By John B. Deamer, Jr. 
Sports Information Director 

Men's basketball (17-8) 

The Dutchmen finished with the most 
regular season wins since 1972-73. They 
received an invitation to their third con- 
secutive ECAC Championship and were 
ranked as one of the nation's top 40 teams 
in three of the weekly polls released by the 
NCAA Division III basketball rankings. 

Lebanon Valley's accomplishments were 
especially brilliant considering that fresh- 
men and sophomores made up the bulk of 
the team. Freshman point guard Mike 
Rhoades was named the Middle Atlantic 
Conference (MAC) Southern Division 
Rookie of the Year. Sophomore forward 
John Harper, named the team's Most 
Valuable Player, received honorable men- 
tion votes for the MAC Southern Team. 

The Dutchmen scored several especially 
exhilarating victories. In January, they 
defeated Dickinson, 62-60, and Division 
II power Shippensburg, 76-70, to capture 
the Carlisle Kiwanis Tournament Champi- 
onship, the first time they had accom- 
plished this in their 14 years of taking part. 

Lebanon Valley also defeated Gettysburg 
twice, Moravian twice, Trenton State in 
the Rinso Marquette Invitational and Al- 
bright in overtime. They handed Muhlen- 
berg a 95-90 overtime loss in Allentown— 
the season's only home loss for the Mules, 
who went 11-1 on their own hardwood. 

The entire roster returns next fall. The 
future looks bright for a program that has 
just completed its third consecutive win- 
ning season under coach Pat Flannery. 

Women's basketball (4-20) 

The women hoopsters struggled this sea- 
son, but got an exciting boost shortly after 
when Amy Jo Rushanan decided to con- 
tinue her academic and athletic career in 
Annville, beginning this fall. 

Rushanan was a vital member of the 
Lebanon Catholic High School Beavers, 
who were 1991-92 Pennsylvania State 
Champions. A shooting guard, she aver- 
aged over 16.5 points per game this season 
and will provide Lebanon Valley with 

Freshman sensation Mike Rhoades drives 
for two points against Trenton State. 

much needed shooting and an attitude of 
knowing how to win. The newcomer was 
a 1991 Patriot News "Big 15" honorable 
mention, a member of the 1992 Lancaster/ 
Lebanon and Lebanon County All-Star 
teams and a 1991 Lebanon County All-Star 
honorable mention. She joins a team that 
lost eight of its games by 10 points or less. 

"We played everyone hard this past 
season, but could never seem to get over 
the top in a lot of close games," said 
women's basketball coach Kathy Nelson. 
"Amy Jo is a player who can turn those 
close losses into wins." 

Senior forward Kathryn Ford was the 
team's MVP, averaging 9.9 points per 

On the MAC Dean's List 

Six LVC athletes were named to the MAC 
Winter All-Academic Team, having earned 
at least a 3.40 grade point average. Named 
were Kathryn Ford (women's basketball), 
Dave Cook (indoor track), Stacey Hollen- 
shead (women's swimming), Chris Esh 
(indoor track), Ted Jones (indoor track) 
and Scott Young (indoor track). 

Wrestling (12-7) 

The team took a convincing turn for the 
better this season by finishing 12-7, the 
best record yet under fourth-year coach 
Larry Larthey '72. 

Sophomore heavyweight Chad Miller 
and freshman 1 18-pounder Rob Rodelli 
had outstanding individual seasons, each 
with a 16-6-1 record. Junior 134-pounder 
Todd Rupp notched a 14-6-1 individual 
record. The Dutchmen finished the season 
strong with a 44-9 home win over Albright. 

Baseball (15-18) 

Third-year coach Tim Ebersole guided his 
baseball team— predominantly freshmen— 
to an improved 15-18 record. 

Two outstanding performances came 
from co-MVPs senior first baseman Larry 
Fry (.333) and junior third baseman Kevin 
Wagner (.353, 10 homeruns). Freshman 
second baseman Craig Wolfe (.317) stole 
25 bases. Freshman catcher Corey Thomas 
also provided some power, nailing four 
homeruns and eight doubles. 

Track and field 

Junior Scott Davis won gold with a javelin 
throw of 194 'T at the 1992 MAC Track 
and Field Championships held at Franklin 
& Marshall in May. 

Also at the championships, sophomore 
Chris Bund finished seventh in the 400 with 
a time of 51:02. Outstanding senior Scott 
Young (a four-year team MVP) battled a 
lingering flu to finish in 10th place in the 
5000 meter. He also finished fifth in the 
3000 Steeple Chase with a time of 9:42. 
Lebanon Valley's 1600 relay team finished 
ninth with a time of 3:31 . 

Other top eight finishers included fresh- 
man Jeff Koegel (fifth, 10,000 - 32:59), 
junior Ted Jones (fifth, 400 hurdles, 57:74), 
sophomore Dave Cook (fifth, long jump, 
27" 7"), freshman Ross Denisco (fifth, 
shot put, 46' 1/2" and sixth, discuss, 134' 
3"), junior Greg Kutz, (second, pole vault, 
13' 11 3/4") and junior Rob Kreider 
(eighth, pole vault, 11' 8"). 

Lebanon Valley's women finished in 
team standings with 10 points. Leading her 
team was junior Beth Moyer, who placed 
third in the shot put with a toss of 38' 6 
1/4" and sixth in the discus with 1 12' 9". 

The men's track team finished the dual 
quad meet season with an 11-0 mark. 

Young completes a brilliant career at 
Lebanon Valley. He owns a host of 
victories in MAC competition and numer- 
ous indoor and outdoor school track re- 
cords. In 1991, he finished 11th in the 
nation in the 3000 M Steeple Chase. Young 
also has made the college's Dean's List 
five times and is a member of the MAC 
All-Academic Team. 


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A Head 
on Life 

ships provide a bridge 
between the classroom and 
the world of work. They can 
also determine the direction 
of a student's career. 

Kristen Boeshore worked with Dr. Ja 

Boeshore ('92) strides confidently through 
the massive and intimidating labyrinth of 
hallways at the Hershey Medical Center. 
She's a young woman who knows where 
she is going— in more ways than one. This 
September, she heads for Cleveland, where 
the psychobiology graduate has a full-ride 
fellowship at Case Western Reserve Uni- 
versity to work toward a Ph.D. in biomedi- 
cal science. 

Two internships at the medical center 
played a key role in earning the fellowship, 
she explains to a visitor. "Last summer I 
worked here in the Whitaker Center in the 
Department of Behavioral Science doing 
ingestive behavior studies with rats. That 
experience ended up opening other impor- 
tant doors forme." 

One of those doors led her to Dr. James 
Connor in the medical center's Department 
of Neuroscience and Anatomy. 

"I knew that Dr. Connor did some work 

Summer 1992 15 

with Alzheimer's disease, so I called him 
and told him I was interested in Alz- 
heimer's research and would like to do 
another internship. I interviewed, and we 
set it up." 

It was no ordinary internship. Connor 
immediately handed Boeshore a project 
designed for one of his grad students— 
carrying out research on the distribution 
of ferritin, an iron storage protein, in 
monkey brains. Connor studied iron ho- 
meostasis, or the balance of iron in the 
brain. Recent studies have disclosed that 
there is a disruption in iron homeostasis 
associated with certain disease states, in- 
cluding Alzheimer's. 

Boeshore says she worked hand-in-hand 
with Connor throughout the semester: "I 
was fully involved in discussions about 
setting up and carrying out the project, and 
made a lot of decisions about it." 

She did "a superb job," according to 
Connor. Much of her time, he explains, 
was spent investigating two subunits that 
compose ferritin, and she was able to 
determine that these subunits are found in 
separate types of cells in the brain. She 
ended up as a co-author of a paper that has 
been submitted to Nature, the prestigious 
British journal. That's "a very unusual 
accomplishment for an undergraduate," 
says Connor. 

"I could never have done research on the 
level of what I did at the medical center at 
Lebanon Valley or any other undergraduate 
college," says Boeshore. "It was a wonder- 
ful opportunity, and it certainly helped me. 
When I applied to grad schools, I noted 
on my applications where I was working 
and what I was working on, and as soon 
as they got my applications, the schools 
started calling me. It was great." 

Boeshore's internship experience was 
an unusual one in terms of its sophisticated 
research. But the impact that it had on her 
career is a theme repeated over and over 
again at Lebanon Valley College, accord- 
ing to Dr. Joseph Peters, an adjunct 
professor of psychology who supervises a 
number of interns. 

"The college's internship program is an 

"Students make dramatic 
progress— both profes- 
sionally and personally. 
They begin to see that 
they're really strong— 
they're not wobbly colts. 
They begin to realize 
that they're going to be 
able to go out there 
and run." 

Dan McKinley 

important bridge between the academic 
world and the real world," he states. 
"Students begin to understand how their 
academic studies are applied, and they see 
that their education does have relevance 
outside the classroom. Internships help 
them explore new options and understand 
what the possibilities are career-wise." 

Internships can also be tremendous con- 
fidence boosters, according to Dan McKin- 
ley, director of the leadership studies 
program. Students "make dramatic pro- 
gress—both professionally and personally. 
They begin to see that they're really 
strong— they're not wobbly colts. They 
begin to realize that they're going to be 
able to go out there and run." 

Although internships are not mandatory 
college-wide, many departments have an 
internship program that offers academic 
credit. Faculty work closely with students 
to help them locate possible positions and 
to monitor their progress. The leadership 
internship is perhaps the most highly 
structured: Students must serve a full 
semester, keep a log, submit regular weekly 
summaries, write a final paper and deliver 
a presentation open to the entire campus. 

"The leadership internship is intended 
to be the culmination of their studies— the 
connection between theory and practice," 
says Dr. Leon Markowicz, professor of 
leadership studies. "Students examine the 
structure of organizations and leadership 
styles based on principles we've studied. 
Most of them do the internship in their 
discipline, and, therefore, not only learn 
more about their discipline, but also what 
they want to do with their lives." 

Mary Beth Ziegenfuss ('91) can 
attest to the dramatic changes in 
world view that an internship can 
bring. During the spring 1991 semester, 
she lived in Washington, D.C., while 
interning at the Zacchaeus Free Medical 
Clinic and at Bread for the City, a food 
bank for the needy. 

"I had come from a small town and gone 
to college in a small town, so I decided I 
wanted to do my leadership/social work 
internship in a city because I felt it would 
be a fuller experience. I thought it would 
be good to learn how to navigate a city, 
and to live on my own on a limited 
income," she says. 

She arranged to stay in an apartment 
house not far from where she would be 
working. The day before she started, she 
went to the clinic to make sure she could 
find her way easily the next morning. 

"It was quite a shock. The clinic was 
right off the red light district, and when I 
got to this one block, the hookers were 
there in teeny short skirts, street people 
were lying on the sidewalk and a group of 
men were standing on the corner holding 
up their knives. You could tell they were 
all wondering who on earth I was." 

The people and the scenery soon became 
familiar to her, she says. "The first thing 
the staff did was take me around the 
neighborhood and introduce me to people. 
A lot of those people were our clients, and 
I soon began to see them as individual 
human beings. It gives you a totally 
different outlook and perspective." 

Her view of panhandlers, for example, 

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was altered dramatically. "When con- 
fronted with people standing on the corner 
asking for money in a city before, my 
attitude was you either walk by and ignore 
them, or else shove them a quarter and get 
out of there as quickly as possible," she 
states. "The first time I came upon one of 
my clients asking for money, I had a real 
change of heart. When these people be- 
come someone you know and whose 
problems you understand, it changes your 
mind. You become much more charitable." 

Ziegenf uss was given a case load of her 
own. She screened people for 20 different 
public benefits by guiding them through a 
questionnaire and taking a brief social 
history. "I let them know what they 
qualified for, and if they were interested, 
I helped them apply. I also helped them 
with disability claims. 

"Some of the application forms were 
30 pages or more, and many of these 
people couldn't even read," she recalls. 
"One of the things that impressed me was 
how grateful many of the people were 
when you helped them. They would come 
back several times to say thank you." 

She also did some fund raising for the 
clinic. "We couldn't, of course, afford our 
own fund-raising events, so we would go 
to other organizations' fundraisers and start 
talking about Zacchaeus. We managed to 
forge a number of links with people." 

The internship was a "fantastic experi- 
ence," says Ziegenfuss. "I feel that in the 
one semester I was there, I learned 10 times 
more than in my other years of education 
put together. It took everything I had 
studied in the classroom and showed how 
it was used. I also learned new skills like 
networking and referral." 

The experience paid off when she went 
jobhunting after graduation. Today she is 
a caseworker at the Pine Run Health Center 
in Doylestown, PA. 

"I don't think I would have gotten the 
job, except that I was able to say that I 
knew the ins and outs of medical assistance 
benefits," she states. "I know there were 
a lot of applications for my position, and I 
only have a bachelor's degree. My intern- 

As an intern in the Hershey Medical Center's Department of Social Work, Michelle Smith 
screened and counseled patients who were part of her case load. 

ship— and the great amount of responsibil- 
ity I had had— really made the difference." 

Other interns also report being given 
considerable latitude and responsibility in 
their positions. Michelle Smith ('92), an- 
other social work major, also found herself 
with an actual case load of clients when 
she interned for one semester at the 
Hershey Medical Center's Department of 
Social Work. 

"My supervisor had never had a student 
intern before," Smith recalls. "The first 
week, she showed me the ropes, and the 
second week she said, 'The only way for 
you to learn is to do. How would you like 
to take on the neurology rounds for the 
unit?' She met with me once a week to 
check up, and read all my daily reports. 
She said I caught on so quickly that she 
had no doubts about my performance." 

Smith was responsible for screening 
patients to see what services they needed 

when they returned home, and for planning 
their discharge. She also counseled patients 
who were frightened or had questions about 
their surgery. 

"It was fascinating. I got to meet all 
different kinds of people. I never had two 
patients who had been through the same 
thing. They taught me a lot— even the ones 
who didn't speak English. I am now 
motivated to study Spanish," says Smith. 

John Bowerman ('92), an English major 
who interned at WGAL-TV in Lancaster, 
was originally assigned to the community 
service department, which he expected to 
be interesting but fairly routine. 

"I ended up being thrown into a lot of 
other things because a key person had 
resigned and they didn't have time to ease 
me in— they needed my help immedi- 
ately," Bowerman says. 

He started off working with LIVE!, the 
locally produced daily talk show, and very 

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"I wasn't shielded from 
anything and I really 
learned what it is like to 
work in television." 

John Bowerman 

shortly found himself acting as floor direc- 
tor, wearing a headset and conveying 
commands from the control room to the 
camera crew and the people on stage. He 
also traveled with the LIVE! crew when 
they went on remote, and helped set up 
cameras and run sound checks. At one 
point he found himself thrust into the 
position of editor. 

"I had never edited a video before, but 
I practiced on some football footage and 
then edited several hours' worth of footage 
of the Harrisburg Auto Show and the 
Outdoorsman Show. I had one practice 
session, and then it was the real thing." 

Bowerman's tenure with the station 
included a myriad of other tasks: He wrote 
public service announcements, handled 
daily and weekend on-air events calendars, 
lent a hand with interviews ("I wrote down 
the good quotes while we were filming"), 
helped with an awards program, set up a 
luncheon, updated computer files, sorted 
mail and acted as assistant producer of a 
half-hour show. 

John Bowerman got hands-on experience in mam aspects of television production during 
his semester-long internship with WGAL-TV in Lancaster. 

The experience, he says, was wonderful. 
"I wasn't shielded from anything and I 
really learned what it is like to work in 
television. There was a lot of controversy 
and a lot of stress, and I had to think and 
react in real situations. It was much 
different from talking in the classroom 
about how television works." 

Although most internships are done 
near the college or the student's 
hometown, some students have 
ventured much further afield. Brendalyn 
Krysiak ('91), who graduated in hotel 
management, spent a summer in Alaska 
interning behind the desk at a large hotel— 
an experience she calls "tremendous." 

Robin Ulmer ('92), a chemistry major, 
traveled to Seattle, Washington, where she 
was an intern in the education department 
of the Pacific Science Center. 

"I set it up through a connection I have 
with the Museum of Scientific Discovery 
in Harrisburg," Ulmer explains. "I had 

visited the Pacific Science Center and liked 
it, and I had friends out there I could stay 
with. The experience was valuable on 
several different levels. I learned about a 
totally different part of the country, I got 
wonderful experience at the center and I 
was able to observe a couple of different 
styles of management and leadership. It 
was neat because what we had learned in 
leadership classes about the difference 
between leaders and managers was illus- 
trated so well." 

As in the case of Ziegenfuss, sometimes 
internships lead directly to jobs. Amy 
Himmelberger ('90) worked as an actuarial 
intern at Prudential Property and Casualty 
in New Jersey in the summer between her 
junior and senior years, and the company 
offered her a job when she graduated. 

"The fact that I did a leadership intern- 
ship for Prudential helped," she confirms. 
"I was required to talk with and get to 
know various managers, plus they were 
aware I had to file weekly reports and write 
a paper. The fact that I did a lot of extra 


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work impressed them, and had an impact 
when they were deciding whom to hire." 

Karla Rittle ('92) joined Hershey Foods 
as a chemist right after graduation, thanks 
to a nine-month internship she served with 
the company. 

"I was doing the internship along with 
completing school, and although it was a 
lot of work, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was 
trying to improve the processing of cocoa 
butter, and I liked the fact that it was a 
real-life application rather than theoretical 
study. It made my knowledge relevant." 

Rittle says she was made to feel part of 
the team at Hershey right from the begin- 
ning. "People were wonderful. Everyone 
was very helpful, and I thought it was 
pretty neat when they had group meetings 
with the people from the plant who actually 
ran the refining process. They always 
asked for my input, and it made me feel 
important. It was great to know my work 
was actually meaning something." 

John Digilio, a senior political science 
major, is working part-time as a legislative 
assistant to Rep. Ed Krebs (D-Lebanon 
County). The job grew out of an internship 
he served with Krebs between his sopho- 
more and junior years. Digilio was active 
in the College Democrats Club, and thought 
he'd enjoy a stint interning in Harrisburg. 

"I started off answering the telephone 
in Ed's office, but rapidly got involved in 
all kinds of tasks," he states. "It was and 
is incredibly exciting. So much is happen- 
ing around you at all times. As an intern I 
had the chance to sit in on various 
committee meetings, sessions of the House, 
party caucuses, etc. I also observed the 
whole budget process. I basically am now 
hooked on politics and government, and 
may even run for office myself." 

Krebs, who is on leave from his position 
as professor of economics at the college, 
sings the praises of the internship process. 

"Internships ground students in reality," 
he states. "They get a taste of whatever 
profession it is that they're interested in, 
and they also get the chance to put into 
action the principles they have been learn- 
ing. It can be one of the most valuable parts 
of the college experience." 

An internship at Hershey Foods led to a job in the company's testing labs for chemistry 
major Karla Rittle (left). Joanne Berlin was one of her supervisors. 

Mark Fink's current summer 
internship with the Luzerne 
County Public Defender's Office 
has been a real eye-opener, he says. 

"I was always in an ivory tower. I knew 
there was illiteracy out there and that 
people took drugs, but I never had direct 
contact with them. Now I meet people 
everyday who not only take drugs, but who 
often don't even know what they're being 
charged with because they can't read the 
charges," states Fink, who will be a senior. 
His work days are busy. He does 
pre-interviews with clients— often at the 
county prison— to see if they are eligible 
for public defender services. He is also 

"I liked the fact that it 
was a real-life application 
rather than theoretical 
study. It made my 
knowledge relevant." 

Karla Rittle 

Summer 1992 


learning how to do legal research, and 
accompanies lawyers to trials and hearings. 

Despite the interesting experience he's 
having, he's not planning to go into 
criminal law. A French and international 
business major, he's aiming for a career 
in international corporate law. In late 
August, he leaves for France for a semester 
to take courses at the Universite de Paris 
and to intern with a French company. 

There will be a substantial tinge of social 
consciousness to his studies abroad, how- 
ever—at least partly generated by his 
internship. For his honors independent 
study project, he plans to do a comparison 
of racism in America and France. 

Laurabeth Shearer ('92) also gained 
insight into the problems that some mem- 
bers of the community face, during her 
internship with the Lebanon County Head 
Start Program for pre-school children. 

"I spent time looking at the health, 
nutrition and classroom programs. I also 
looked at administration of the program 
and how the different pieces work together. 
I even went on home visits to see how the 
social aspect fit in," she says. Shearer 
notes that because she was an intern 
associated with Head Start, "people almost 
instantly trusted me. I observed things I 
would never have had the opportunity to 
otherwise, and it was very moving." 

"I came away with a better understand- 
ing of the different economic classes," 
Shearer adds. "I also saw that the assis- 
tance programs that some people criticize 
really do work. I learned that they are 
worth the money that goes into them. I'll 
take the things I learned with me into the 
classroom when I teach." 

Amy Paszkowski ('90), who is now a 
veterinary student at Auburn University in 
Alabama, says an internship helped reas- 
sure her about the path of study she had 
chosen. "I knew I wanted to be a veteri- 
narian, but I was concerned about the 
whole issue of animal research and animal 
rights, so I decided to do an internship at 
the laboratory animal department at Her- 
shey Medical Center," Paszkowski notes. 
"It is a huge facility that houses everything 

from mice to calves, sheep, pigs and 
primates. They also have a contract to care 
for the animals at the Hershey Park Zoo." 

She observed all aspects of the depart- 
ment's operations and worked on a re- 
search project of her own. Her experience 
convinced her that "animal rights activists 
aren't educated enough about the way 
animals are treated in a facility like 
Hershey. There is a tremendous emphasis 
on treating the animals well, and there is a 
lot of paperwork to document everything. 
Even if you just give an animal a vitamin 
pill, you write it down," she says. "And 
it was clear that the people taking care of 
and working with the animals really cared 
about them." 

The other thing her experience illumi- 
nated, Paszkowski adds, is the advance- 
ments in human medicine that come about 
through animal research. 

"I watched calf heart transplants and 
other procedures, and observed a monitor- 
ing technique to avoid human crib deaths 
being tested on cats. I originally had been 
skeptical about animal experiments— even 
against them— but the internship gave me 
a whole new view." 

Some students, like Nicole Bradford, 
choose to do multiple internships. A senior 
this fall, Bradford is a summer leadership 
intern at the Reading Rehabilitation Hospi- 
tal, working with brain-injured patients. A 
psychobiology major, over the past two 
years she has also been a nurse's assistant 
at a nursing home and rehabilitation center, 
a camp counselor for mentally handicapped 
children and adults, an assistant at a facility 
for children with cerebral palsy and a 
private physical therapy assistant for a 
10-year-old brain-damaged boy. 

"I want to get practical experience in 
neurology, which is my field of interest," 
Bradford states. "I think it's important to 
learn through doing, and to understand how 
the knowledge you gain in the classroom 
can be applied. My internship and work 
experiences have helped me to know that 
I want to go to grad school in neuropsy- 
chology. I would not have been so certain 
about my future without them." 

Last Stop: 

The career office equips 
students with credentials 
packets, job leads, savvy 
strategies— and much 
more. The result? 
Very grateful clients. 

In today's tough job market, intern- 
ships offer an important edge. But 
students also need to package them- 
selves well to be attractive to 
employers. That's where the col- 
lege's career planning and placement office 
comes in, says director Dave Evans. 

"We help students identify their strengths, 
and then market them effectively," he 
states. "We provide services all the way 
from basic career counseling to final job 

The office's record of success is impres- 
sive, particularly in an increasingly tight 
economy. Nearly 64 percent of Lebanon 
Valley's 1991 graduates are employed in 
their field, and another 15 percent are 
working in areas outside their discipline. 
"Most of the rest are in graduate school. 
Only 1.5 percent are still seeking employ- 
ment," Evans states. He has no statistics 
yet on the Class of 1992, but says a number 
of May graduates have already found jobs. 

Most students stop by the office to seek 
help, and for a growing number, the search 
process can begin in the freshman year. 

"Some kids come knowing what they 
want to do with their education, and we 
not only help them to explore a range of 
career possibilities in their area of interest, 
but also to look at specific companies and 
organizations," he says. "Other students 
are not so sure what they want to do, and 
so we offer career testing and self-directed 
career research." 

Evans and psychology department chair 


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"I think this office is 
simply another extension 
of a college that cares 
about its students and 
will do anything possible 

to help them." 

Career planning and placement director Dave Evans, a favorite with students, counsels senior April Myers on summer jobs. 

Summer 1992 21 

Dr. David Lasky team-teach a career- 
counseling course for which students can 
earn three credits. "The class covers the 
whole career choice process, from self- 
assessment to career research and decision- 
making. We bring in people from outside, 
and we also require students to interview 
people working in careers they're inter- 
ested in," Evans states. 

His office also offers assistance in 
finding summer jobs and planning intern- 
ships. The real crunch, says Evans, comes 
in the senior year. "The job search really 
heats up then, and we do everything we 
can to help." "Everything" includes bring- 
ing companies (some 35 this year) on 
campus to recruit, seeking out contacts at 
companies students are interested in, sup- 
plying job leads, taking students to job 
fairs, publishing a monthly career letter 
listing job opportunities, and coaching 
students on interviewing techniques. Each 
student also receives a copy of the College 
Placement Council's Annual Guide to Em- 
ployment, which lists hundreds of specific 
employment opportunities. 

Evans works one-on-one with students 
to prepare resumes and assemble a creden- 

tials packet, which includes recommenda- 
tions, a transcript (if helpful), test scores, 
award certificates and other information 
that underlines a student's assets and skills. 
The packet can be sent to prospective 
employers or "tucked under the jobseeker's 
arm when he or she goes out to interview," 
Evans notes. "It's a real psychological plus 
for students— a boost to their esteem and 
ego— and the packets also tend to impress 

Another key element in the job place- 
ment process is providing a liaison with 
alumni who have expressed interest in 
hiring or helping Lebanon Valley students. 
"I can't say enough about our alumni 
network," Evans states. "Our alumni have 
been terrific and have a good record of 
hiring our students. I have yet to have 
alumni tell me to take a hike when I've 
called on them for help." 

Students are also enthusiastic about the 
alumni connection. "I feel one of the best 
networking tools available to Lebanon 
Valley students involves contacting our 
alumni," says Joe Rilatt ('91), now a 
manager for Fulton Bank in Lancaster. 
"The career planning and placement office 

provided me with a listing of alumni in the 
banking field. I sent out many letters of 
inquiry to alumni asking for any leads or 
suggestions they might have as I conducted 
my career search. The response was great." 

Alumni involvement in this process will 
become even greater with the formation of 
a Career Planning Committee. It will 
identify additional graduates who would 
be willing to serve as career counselors in 
their field, and also offer workshops to 
help jobseekers. Chairing the committee 
is Tom Dilworth ('75), president and CEO 
of Founders First Bank in Williamsport. 

Students are almost universally positive 
about the boost they get from career 
planning and placement. Over 83 percent 
of this year's graduating seniors gave the 
office a "good" or "excellent" rating on 
the exit interview survey questionnaire, and 
Evans has files full of thank-you letters 
from students and graduates his office has 
helped. He remains modest about his 
accomplishments. "I think this office is 
simply another extension of a college that 
cares about its students and will do any- 
thing possible to help them," he states. 

—Judy Pehrson 

A Great Record on Placement 

These figures from the college's career 


and placement office are 

for Lebanon 

Valley College bachelor's degree graduates over a five-year 





Employed in area of study 





















Employed, but seeking a position in 











their area 

Medical, dental, law and graduate study 











Further undergraduate study 











Still seeking employment 






















No information 



















* Includes those engaged in volunteer work or travel or not seeking employment. 

** Percentages may 

not total 100 percent due to rounding. 


The Valley 

Stranger in 

A bilingual novelist who 
turned to writing after being 
exiled, widowed and impov- 
erished shares with students 
some secrets of her craft. 

By Laura Ritter 

Long a refugee without a coun- 
try, Elena Castedo has now 
been claimed as a leading nov- 
elist by Spain, Chile and the 
United States. Her first novel, 
Parage— written in English and then 
again in Spanish when she was already a 
grandmother— has climbed onto the best- 
seller lists in Spain, Mexico, Colombia, 
Venezuela and Chile, where it outsold 
translations of Tom Clancy. 

Beyond this remarkable popularity, the 
book is something of a literary happening. 
It won book of the year honors in Chile 
and was nominated for the Cervantes prize, 
a top literary award in Spain. Here in the 
United States, the English version of 
Paradise was nominated for the 1990 
National Book Award. Castedo is the first 
woman to be nominated for major literary 
awards in two languages, and joins the 
ranks of writers like Samuel Beckett and 
Vladimir Nabokov in this achievement. 

In February, Castedo appeared in the 
Little Theatre of the Mund College Center 
on campus to discuss her work and read 
passages from her book. 

Paradise is the story of 10-year-old 
Solita, an exile from Franco's Spain. 
Visiting an idyllic country estate, she 
gamely struggles to understand the ways 
of South American aristocrats. Winsome 
and wise, Solita is an optimistic and 
disarmingly frank narrator whom American 
critics have placed in the company of 
Huckleberry Finn and To Kill a Mocking- 
bird's Scout Finch. 

Elena Castedo had always wanted to be a writer, but she was a grandmother before she 
managed to find time to turn out her first book. 

While the details of Solita's life are 
linked to historic events, the author be- 
lieves Solita's story transcends those cir- 
cumstances. Solita's sense of being an 
outsider in an adult world is a universal 
experience, one Castedo thinks all children 
feel at times as well. 

Like Solita, Castedo was born in Barce- 
lona during the Spanish Civil War, and 
was forced to flee with her parents when 
the city fell to Franco. They escaped to 
Paris, but when the Nazis occupied France, 
the family fled once more, this time to 
Chile, where Castedo grew up. 

Married young and widowed early, she 
found herself living in the United States 
without skills, and with two small children 
to support. To make ends meet, she 
shopped in thrift stores and garbage cans, 
moving so often her daughter never com- 

pleted more than one grade in the same 
school. She sold encyclopedias and demon- 
strated electric appliances, acquiring a 
mountain of debts but somehow putting 
herself through college. Eventually she 
earned a master's degree in Hispanic- 
American literature from UCLA and later 
a doctorate in Romance languages and 
literature from Harvard University. 

Remarried and now the mother of three 
children and the grandmother of five, 
Castedo said she has been told that waiting 
until she was a grandmother to write may 
have made her a better writer. 

"People say it's good because I acquired 
a lot of experience first, and now I can 
write. But I don't feel that way. That's the 
way my life was, and there is nothing I can 
do about it now. I'm not going to waste 
any time having regrets." 

Summer 1992 23 

Imagine, she said, if someone had told 
Michelangelo, "Why don't you run away 
from home, get pregnant, have kids, spend 
all your time looking for a job to try to 
support your kids, and after you are a 
grandfather, then you can go and paint the 
Sistine Chapel!" 

"It doesn't work that way," she went 
on. "You must work at writing. That is the 
way you learn it, by doing it. Persistence 
is the key word." 

Castedo always wanted to be a writer 
and still has the journals she began keeping 
at age 11. "They are hilarious," she said. 
"Life is very serious when you're 11... 
you must keep to a narrow and straight 
path because life is so full of pitfalls." 

When she finally began to write her 
novel. Paradise was not the one 
she had in mind. "But this one 
kept tugging and tugging on me and would 
not let me sleep. The characters would 
knock on my front door and ring the bell 
and say 'Hello, I want to be written about, 
I want to be in the novel.' " 

As she wrote, she said, "the characters 
became real," and just as persistent as she 
is. "They pester you, they bother you ... 
it truly absorbs your life. They move right 
into the house with you." 

Castedo is tall and long-limbed, with the 
angular slimness of a model. She could be 
called delicate except for the vibrant energy 
that gleams from her dark eyes as they flash 
beneath dramatic, arching eyebrows. She 
shifts easily from English to Spanish, 
speaking in a lively, straightforward style 
that is laced— in both languages— with 
ironic one-liners. 

In addition to reading from her book, 
Castedo talked informally with faculty 
members about her work. She also gave a 
lecture on language and the craft of writing 
to students from several disciplines. 

At a reception following her talk, Castedo 
displayed her talent for observation, chat- 
ting with students and delighting them with 
long inscriptions in their books or programs 
that reflected those conversations. 

When she's not traveling to talk about 
her book, Castedo writes every day, seven 
days a week if she can. "I don't believe in 
inspiration. I believe in sitting down and 
doing it. Writing is not a profession; it is 
not a career. It is a craft; I think it is a 
calling also." 

Castedo, who has also written literary 
criticism, said she likes a "clear way of 
writing so I know where I am." She 
believes a novel needs structure, but she 

disdains gimmicks. She also dislikes the 
"Joycean stream of consciousness" and 
admits she has never gotten beyond page 
3 of Ulysses. 

She told students that as she writes, she 
pays little attention to precisely how she 
will advance the plot. "I'm poor at plot. 
I'm far more interested in the texture of the 
language," she admitted. 

Language, indeed, is her passion. She 
is fascinated by the personality of a 
language, by the cultural diversity reflected 

"/ don't believe in inspira- 
tion. I believe in sitting 
down and doing it. 
Writing is not a profession; 
it is not a career. 
It is a craft; I think 
it is a calling also. " 

in linguistic differences and by the varied 
sounds and rhythms, especially of English. 
"The musicality of the English, to me, 
comes in the language," she said. "I just 
love to play with the language itself, until 
I reach the point where I have the right 
rhythm and no cacophony. English is a 
beautiful language to do that. In general, 
the Anglo-Saxon words are little bitty 
words that are very strong, and they are 
wonderful when you are trying to play with 
the rhythm." 

Although she learned English as an 
adult, she chose to write Paradise first in 
English and then again in Spanish. How- 
ever, the Spanish version is not a transla- 
tion in the usual sense. Rather, Castedo 
recreated the novel, allowing the characters 
to tell their story all over again. 

Perhaps because of this, the Spanish 
version also demonstrates Castedo's rather 
remarkable ear. As she explained to a 
group of professors, "I can't remember 
anything important like names, but I can 
remember speech incredibly well." Her 
memory for accents is so acute that when 
she meets a Chilean, she often can identify 
the high school the person attended, just 
by listening to the speech. 

The characters in her book are from 
varied backgrounds— peasants, aristocrats, 
refugees, maids just coming to the house, 
maids who have been there a long time. 
In the Spanish version, they have highly 
varied accents and speech patterns, each 
matched to the precise style that character 
would naturally use. 

Asked if taking such pains at authenticity 
becomes tedious, Castedo smiled, gestured 
nonchalantly and explained, "They just 
open their mouths and out it comes. The 
characters are living with me, and they are 
speaking to me constantly." 

She tries to imagine them in a particular 
situation and then lets them take over. "I 
always think, What would this character 
say? What would he say, considering who 
he is? How would he relate to the other 

Castedo labels herself "a courageous 
chicken— everything frightens me, but I 
do it anyway." But when, early in the 
book, Solita explains that she is a survivor, 
one senses it is a quality her creator shares 
as well— the ability to endure hardships, 
perhaps humiliation, and to find the will 
to rise above and go on. Asked if she 
considers Solita a fighter, Castedo replied, 
"I don't know if I'd use the word fighter. 
Solita is persistent." 

Castedo's own persistence served her 
well in the effort to find a publisher for 
what was originally a 600-page manu- 
script. She received many rejection letters 
before finally opening one suggesting she 
find an agent. When the agent eventually 
called to tell her the book had been 
accepted, Castedo recalled, "I'm always 
accused of having a loud mouth, but I was 
totally speechless. I could not say a word." 

She told students she agreed with the 
writer (Red Smith) who said, "Writing is 
simple. You just sit down at the typewriter 
and open up a vein." 

To her, this is not to say writing is 
painful. "I don't associate blood with pain. 
I associate blood with life. It flows, it keeps 
you going. I feel writing is just like life. 
It is sometimes very painful, when you are 
trying to transpose painful memories, and 
it is sometimes very pleasurable. Blood is 
a symbol for everything life is." 

In a sense, Paradise is a metaphor for 
everything life is for a child— a search for 
safety and comfort in a mysterious and 
danger-filled world. Castedo says that like 
other children, Solita now has her own life, 
her own existence. "I gave her birth, but 
how my grandchildren and their generation 
are going to see this character when they 
grow up is very different from the way I 
see her. She has a life of her own now. 

"I'm going to die," Castedo concluded, 
"but all of the people in the book, I am 
convinced, are going to live." 

Laura Ritter, a freelance writer based in 
Lebanon, has traveled in Spain and written 
on the Spanish Civil War. 

24 The Valley 

A L U M N 


Pursuing a Dream, 
Degree by Degree 

By Beth Auburn Davis 

For Dorothy Landis Gray ('44), there is 
always a horizon, always a challenge, 
always something to look forward to. 

At nearly 70, Gray is just one set of 
comprehensive exams and a dissertation 
away from earning her doctorate in music 
from the Catholic University of America, 
in Washington, D.C. 

"All I need now is to find something to 
do when I get my degree," says Gray, a 
former music professor at Arkansas Col- 
lege in Batesville. 

Actually, she already has something in 
mind. "I could be ready to do some more 
teaching. There's a national faculty ex- 
change program that interests me. There's 
a whole list of colleges that look for other 
people to teach on a short-term basis." 

Two Florida schools, another in Hawaii 
and one in Guam have caught her eye. 
She's been to Guam once, as the music 
director of The Lassies, a choral group 
from Arkansas College, and liked it. The 
group toured places in the Pacific Rim for 
the USO in 1966. 

The world is an interesting place for 
Dorothy Landis Gray. A Myerstown native 
who only lived on campus her senior year, 
she took an unusual step for a sheltered 
Pennsylvania girl: She moved to Arkansas 
after finishing her master's degree at 
Westminster Choir College. 

"I always wanted to teach in college. It 
was my lifelong ambition," she says with 
just a trace of the warm drawl acquired 
after 40 years in the Apple Blossom State. 

"When I was ready to graduate, I just 
told the placement office that I wanted to 
teach in a college. I had an offer to go with 
an Ohio boys choir and be their accompa- 
nist and theory teacher. Then came this 
offer from Batesville. Rather than be an 
accompanist for someone else's choir, I 
could have my own choir." 

Arkansas seemed half a world away. "In 
those days it was the end of the world," 

Dorothy Landis Gray ('44) is completing a Ph.D. at the age of almost 70. 

Gray says, laughing. "I was surprised my 
parents let me go. Several years ago, I 
found out my mother didn't want me to 
go, but they let me go anyway." 

She was planning to stay only two years, 
but then Paul Gray came along. "He was 
a graduate of Arkansas College, and they 
had a club. I was the new voice teacher, 
and at the first club meeting of the year, 
which was held in the basement of the 
building I lived in, they asked me to sing. 
Paul was somewhat shy. After the meeting, 
he asked one of his friends to ask me if he 
could take me home. He didn't know I 
lived there." 

They dated more than three years. "I 
just couldn't decide if I wanted to stay in 
Arkansas," Gray says. 

Paul at first expected his young wife to 
play the role of doctor's wife. "He had 
thought I would give up teaching and help 
with the hospital. I wasn't interested in 
either option. I just stood my ground, and 
finally he supported me," she says. 

After Paul's death 10 years ago, Gray 
was restive. But her daughter, Mary Ann 
Gray Hart, lived in Little Rock, so Gray 
stayed put. 

Finally in 1986, a friend who was 
teaching at the Catholic University per- 
suaded her that she should try for some- 
thing she had always wanted: a doctorate. 
She moved to Mt. Gretna, where her family 
had a summer cottage, and took an apart- 
ment in Washington, D.C, in a professor's 
home near Catholic University. "I go to 
Washington three or four days a week and 
come back here on weekends," she says. 

If she ever wondered whether in her 60s 
she would find the academic and intellec- 
tual challenge of a Ph.D. program to be too 
much, she didn't wonder for long. "I was 
scared, but in all my coursework I have 
made only two Bs. The rest were As." 

And in January after only two weeks of 
review, she tested out of her German 
language requirement. "I found out Ger- 
man was only offered during the summer, 
and my summers are sacred. That's when 
I do my traveling." 

Her love of music, which began as a 
child of 5, blossomed in Annville. "I took 
voice from Professor Alexander Crawford 
at Lebanon Valley while I was still in high 
school. The music department at Lebanon 
Valley was the top music department in 

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eastern Pennsylvania then. There was no 
question about it: that's where I was going 
to go." 

It didn't hurt that her family had a long 
history at the college. "My dad, Edgar M. 
Landis, graduated from Lebanon Valley [in 
1914]. My mother also went there for two 
years. My brother Edgar D. Landis, gradu- 
ated from there [in 1953]. And my niece, 
Susan Landis, went there three years. I 
just wouldn't have gone anywhere else. 

"Lebanon Valley College was a commu- 
nity for me because I had lived in Myers- 
town all my life. I was not a big city girl. 
I took voice, piano, organ, violin and 
trumpet. While I was in college, I had a 
junior college choir at my church. I was 
doing choral work even then. 

"It's just real exciting to have a choir 
and see what happens. It's almost like 
playing a big organ— you just do things 
and they respond," she says. 

Beth Auburn Davis is a staff writer for the 
York Dispatch and Sunday News. 

Up from 
Down Under 

By Dennis Larison 

Bundled in the same overcoat he bought 
not long after his graduation from Lebanon 
Valley College, Dr. Edgar W. Conrad 
('64) braved a chill winter wind to return 
to campus for his first visit in 27 years. 

Conrad has little occasion to wear heavy 
coats in subtropical Brisbane, Australia, 
where he is director of postgraduate studies 
at the University of Queensland. 

However, a December trip to Kansas 
City to attend a conference of the Society 
of Biblical Literature, followed by a visit 
to his mother in Lancaster, prompted him 
to retrieve the old coat from the closet and 
to call his former professor, Dr. Perry 
Troutman, about visiting his alma mater. 

Recognized internationally for his bibli- 
cal scholarship, Conrad is working on a 
seven-year project to examine trends in the 

study of Isaiah for a committee of the 
Society of Biblical Literature. He outlined 
that project in a lecture to Lebanon Valley 
religion students, faculty and alumni. 

He noted that he and scholars associated 
with the Society of Biblical Literature see 
a major change occurring in the field of 
biblical scholarship— what he calls a "para- 
digm shift" toward a "post-modern" or 
"post-historical" approach. 

"This shift is as significant as the one 
that took place at the end of the 19th 
century," he explained. "At that time there 
was the discovery of the author, so biblical 
studies basically wanted to understand 
what an author intended to say when he 
wrote a book. What's happened at the end 
of the 20th century is that there's been a 
shift away from looking at the author to 
discover meaning, to looking to the reader 
and the meaning that arises when the texts 
are read. 

"It is a shift from an emphasis on the 
inception of the text to the reception of the 
text," he said, "a shift from an emphasis 
on understanding the text in terms of its 
origin and development to understanding 
the text in its final form— a shift from 
author to reader." 

Conrad used his latest book, Reacting 
Isaiah: Overtures to Biblical Theology 
(Fortress Press, 1991), as an example. 
"We want to know who the prophet was," 
he explained, "but we don't know whether 
Isaiah was a character in the book or 
whether Isaiah was a prophet who prophe- 
sied in eighth-century Israel." 

There is nothing wrong with trying to 
understand this kind of background, he 
stated. "It is just that scholars are beginning 
to realize they don't have all the data they 
need for this kind of approach and are now 
shifting their attentions to how readers 
perceive the text." 

Conrad's enthusiasm for his subject was 
apparent as he lectured. Those who knew 
him 27 years ago might be surprised by 
how much the once shy and reticent student 
has grown in confidence. 

Conrad is not hesitant about describing 
the apprehension he felt when he first 
enrolled at Lebanon Valley. "I was the first 

A scholar of Isaiah, Edgar W. Conrad ('64) 
lectured at Lebanon Valley College while 
visiting from Brisbane, Australia. 

person on both my mother's side of the 
family and on my father's side to have a 
college degree," he noted, "so it was really 
an amazing experience when I came here." 

His father had been an elementary school 
janitor, his mother a seamstress in a 
factory. But Conrad wanted to become a 
minister, which meant attending college. 

"I was a member of the West Willow 
E.U.B. Church," he said. "That was one 
of the reasons I came to Lebanon Valley. 
Most of the (United Brethren) pre- 
ministerial students in this part of Pennsyl- 
vania would either come here or go to 
Albright College, and then go to United 
Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio." 

It was the first time that he had left 
home, Conrad added, and it was rather 
frightening. "I think all of my mother's 
eight sisters came to see me off," he said. 
"It was this major gathering of people to 
say goodbye, and people cried. I was going 
about 30 miles. Now I'm halfway around 
the world, and it seemed then like I was 
going just as far as I go now." 

Conrad was not at all sure at first that 
he would succeed in college, let alone 
excel. "I remember the dean of admissions 
said something to the effect that if I worked 
nearly every hour that was available, I 
would probably get a C average," he 
recalled. "Rather than discourage me, I 
think that made me want to do better, and 
I was on the honor role most of the time I 
was here." 

Conrad credits his experience as an 
undergraduate for teaching him to think 
and to write. "Lebanon Valley gave me a 


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great basis in critical thinking," he said. 
"We weren't so bombarded with just 
information. We had to do a lot of research, 
and I think we really learned to think. In a 
sense, that's the best training one can have 
going on to graduate school. That's why 
so many people who are graduates of 
Lebanon Valley College, at least in my 
own time, have been successful at major 
graduate schools around the country." 

Probably the person who had the most 
influence on him in the religion department 
was Troutman, who was just beginning his 
teaching career in 1960 when Conrad was 
a freshman. Troutman introduced him to 
the possibility of becoming a scholar and 
inspired him to continue his studies at the 
seminary and then Princeton. 

"I guess I saw academics here and 
thought that really seemed like a wonderful 
life— to be able to teach and do research," 
Conrad explained. 

After completing his Ph.D. in form 
criticism and Old Testament theology at 
Princeton in 1974, magna cum laude, 
Conrad taught religion for a year at La Salle 
University in Philadelphia before becoming 
a Mellon postdoctoral fellow at the Univer- 
sity of Rochester. 

Conrad initially was hired to teach at the 
University of Hawaii after completing his 
postdoc. When funding for that position 
fell through, he ended up interviewing for 
the position in Australia. 

He's been "down under" for more then 
14 years, and has begun to consider himself 
an Australian. "I think coming back to the 
States feels almost like it did going to 
Australia the first time," he said. "I have 
to really think about driving on the right- 
hand side of the road." Another thing that 
seemed strange to him was seeing people 
in Kansas City standing on street corners 
collecting money for the homeless. "That's 
something we don't have in Australia," he 
explained. "One of the things I like about 
Australian society is that it's much more 
egalitarian. There's not the disparity in 
wages one finds here." 

Dennis Larison is religion editor for the 
Lebanon Daily News. 


Come Home 
to Friends 

In this new column, Steve Roberts ('65), 
president of the college 's Alumni Associa- 
tion, issues a special invitation to Home- 
coming Weekend, October 2 to 4. 

Lebanon Valley in the fall is the sound of 
football. It is the sight of Corey Thomas, 
freshman fullback, running for 95 yards 
and catching nine passes for an equal 
number of yards. It is the excitement of 
98 other comrades in blue and white, 
rooting him on while waiting for their own 
opportunity to play in the autumn sunlight. 
It is the commitment and leadership of five 
coaches who mold these young men into 
future leaders. 

Lebanon Valley in the fall is the recep- 
tivity of professors to a concerned parent's 
phone calls regarding his son's marks— 
five phone calls to five professors, and 
reaching all of them in two hours! It is also 
the sensitivity and shared concern that each 
of them holds for that student. 

Lebanon Valley in the fall is the forming 
of new relationships for entering freshmen 
who will remember those moments as the 
beginning of a life of their own— a life 
filled with promise, anticipation and self- 

Lebanon Valley in the fall is the honor- 
ing of Charlie Belmer, class of 1940, by 
inducting him into the LVC Sports Hall of 
Fame. Charlie lettered in 12 sports at 
LVC, was a gunnery sergeant in World 
War II, was captured by Rommel in 1943 
and was a prisoner of war for two years in 
Stalag 17 in Germany. A successful corpo- 
rate executive, he's now active as president 
of the LVC Senior Alumni Association. 

Lebanon Valley in the fall is the repartee 
between professors and students as they 
explore the sciences, the functioning of our 
society, the management of our world, the 
creation of art and the understanding of 

If you have drifted away from the 
memories of Lebanon Valley College, I 
would like to invite you back; our 1992 

Homecoming celebration on October 2 to 
4 is the perfect opportunity. The memories 
are still here. You will also find an 
atmosphere of excitement, anticipation, 
confidence and pride. Lebanon Valley 
College is blossoming as never before. 

Part of this atmosphere of renewal is the 
re-formation of the Lebanon Valley Col- 
lege Alumni Association. Under the leader- 
ship of my predecessor, Betty Criswell 
Hungerford ('54), and the very active 
support of the Board of Trustees and LVC 
President John Synodinos, the recently 
formed Alumni Council has begun an 
active campaign to reinvolve alumni in the 
life of the college. 

Whether you graduated in 1922 or 1992, 
I encourage you to support your alma 
mater. You can help us in many ways— 
ranging from keeping us up-to-date on 
your whereabouts and activities, to volun- 
teering for the various alumni projects. If 
you're too busy (as we all are!), your 
financial support is always welcome. 

Each of you reading this issue of The 
Valley has experienced Lebanon Valley 
College in the fall. It has been an important 
part of your life. Only you fully know the 
impact of the college on your life, and only 
you can share it with others. The sharing 
of that experience is what the Lebanon 
Valley College Alumni Association is all 
about. Please let us know what you are 
doing and how you could help the college. 



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Steve Roberts ('65) 

Summer 1992 





Helena Maulfair Bouder '20 observed her 94th 
birthday on February 20, 1992. She is enjoying good 
health and is very happy living in Oakleaf Village 
Retirement Center in Toledo, CA. Her son and 
grandson live nearby. She is the last living member of 
the Class of 1920. "What happy memories I have of 
dear old LVC," she recalls. 

Oliver S. Heckman (Dr.) '22 and his wife are 
enjoying retirement at their home in Sun City, AZ. 
During the past year they traveled in Utah, Colorado, 
Nevada and New Mexico and spent the Christmas 
holidays in the Hawaiian Islands. 

Marion Hess Starr Kolb '26 reports that she is 
well and active in women's clubs. 

Edward J. Orbock '28 enjoys fishing in a large dam 
on his 120-acre farm. His traveling days are over, but 
now his children and grandchildren, scattered over 10 
states and England, visit them. 

Ruth Strubhar Clark '29 reports having trouble 
with her equilibrium, and is living in a nursing home. 

Woodrow S. Dellinger, Sr. (Dr.) '33 was inducted 
posthumously as one of eight charter members of the 
Leo Club Hall of Fame on September 6, 1991 , at Red 
Lion (PA) Area Senior High School. The Leo Club 
recognizes outstanding graduates and encourages Red 
Lion students to strive for success by identifying with 
the former students who have made outstanding 
accomplishments in their fields. 

Bruce M. Metzger (Dr.) '35 during the past 
summer was guest professor at Seminario Inter- 
nacional Theologico Bautista in Buenos Aires. He is 
professor emeritus of New Testament at Princeton 
Theological Seminary in New Jersey. (He was profiled 
in the Spring/Summer 1991 issue.) 

Kathleen Pool Land '36 retired September 29, 
1991, after 46 years as organist at First Congregational 
Church in De Kalb, IL. 

Cordelia SheafTer Felder '37 is looking forward 
to seeing classmates at her 55th Reunion this year. 

Charles B. Kinney, Jr. (Dr.) '37 received an award 
from the New England Junior, Community and Techni- 
cal College Council at its annual meeting in June 1991 . 
He was honored for his meritorious service as board 
member, president and archivist. He authored History 
of Dennis Union Church, Dennis MA 1727-1991, 
published in November 1991. 

F. Allen Rutherford, Jr. (Dr.) '37 has been elected 
president of the Unit Owners' Association of Summer- 
hill Retirement Condominium at Stony Point, 
Richmond, VA. He was also appointed by the U.S. 
Postal Service to the Customer Advisory Council of 
the Bon Air Branch of the Richmond Post Office. 

CORRECTION: In the last issue, the following 
news item was inadvertently placed with the deceased 
listings. Our apologies to the Shaffers. C. Boyd 
Shaffer (Dr.) '38 and Louise Stoner Shaffer '38 
celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 14, 
1991, at the Red Rocker Inn at Black Mountain, NC, 
with their family. They are enjoying retirement and 
Florida living. 


Myrtle Daugherty Bortz '16, June 23, 1991. She 
taught high school in Highspire, PA, before marrying 
George M. Haverstock and moving to Washington, 
D.C., in 1919. George died in 1955. Later she worked 

at the Commerce Department and in the 1940s, she 
worked in the old Office of Scientific Research and 
Development, an agency set up during World War II. 
In the early 1950s she helped found the Church Women 
United, an interdenominational organization involved 
in church activities. In 1964 she married Russell E. 
Bortz. He died in 1975. She is survived by a daughter, 
Ruth E. Haverstock Ness '44; three grandchildren; 
and a great-grandson. 

Mary Bergdoll Seville '16, September 23, 1991. 
Mary lived at the York Lutheran Home for the last 10 
years. She was a teacher in York City School District, 
a charter member of the College Club of York and also 
a charter member of the board of directors of York 
Day Nursery. 

Arita S. Van Rensselear '16, February 3, 1992. 
Arita was a teacher in the Washington County (MD) 
school system, a long-standing member of the Women's 
Democratic Club and a candidate for the Maryland 
House of Delegates in 1934. She taught elocution to 
many public officials and was an active supporter of 
the campaign of the late U.S. Rep. Goodloe E. Byron 
(D-MD). A historian and regent of the Antietam 
Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 
she was also a well-known baker of four-layer cakes 
for Democratic functions. 

Leroy S. Deitrich (Rev.) '18, July 2, 1991. 

Mabel Miller Farrell '21, August 3, 1991. 

Elwood D. Heiss '21, March 20, 1991. 

Sarah Moeckel Mulholland '21, March 4, 1992. 
She resided in Quarryville (PA) Presbyterian Home. 

Adam D. Miller '22, January 4, 1992. He had been 
a salesman for the Lebanon Paper Box Company for 
51 years and was a member of St. Mark Lutheran 
Church, Annville; he had been on the Annville-Cleona 
School Board and was a member of the Annville 
Rotary Club, American Legion and Senior Citizens, 
Mt. Lebanon Lodge F&AM, Harrisburg Consistory 
and Lebanon BPOE. He was a representative to the 
Governor's Justice Commission in 1973 and the Area 
Agency for the Aging in 1980. He was awarded the 
Annville Community Service Award in 1975. 

Kathryn Long Gray '23, December 30, 1991. She 
was retired as a French teacher and head of the foreign 
language department at Berea High School in Ohio. 
She was a member of and past president of the Berea 
Chauatauqua Society and a member of the United 
Methodist Church of Berea. 

Heber R. Mutch '23, May 19, 1991. He was a 
former superintendent of the York County (PA) school 
system and an off-campus instructor at Western 
Maryland College. He was very active in church and 
civic affairs before retiring after 45 years in the school 
system. He was a member of the Shrine Club, the 
Vero Beach Art Club, the Centers of the Arts and the 
Historical Society of Vero Beach. 

Mary Hiester Wheat '23, June 20, 1991. 

Gladstone P. Cooley (Rev.) '24, April 21, 1992. 
He was the husband of Dorothy Longenecker Cooley 
'25. He served as pastor of First Presbyterian Church 
of Bloomsbury, NJ, from 1927 to 1939. From 1939 
until retirement in 1965, he was pastor of First 
Presbyterian Church in Berwick, PA. After retiring, 
he was a member of Donegal Presbytery and was an 
interim pastor or moderator for several congregations. 

Charles C. Smith '24, February 13, 1992. He 
taught physics and chemistry at Radnor High (PA) for 
40 years, retiring in 1968. Afterward for eight years, 
he taught at Malvern Prep, where he served as 
administrator in the mid-'70s. From 1949 to 1968, he 
directed the Summer Teaching Center at Temple 

University. In the late '50s he was chosen with Bryn 
Mawr College Physics Professor Walter Michels to 
write the second of a four-volume text to make physics 
a more easily understood and more exciting subject for 
high school students. The program helped revamp the 
physics curriculum in American schools. 

Claribel Nisley Linder '26, October 1, 1991. 

Beatrice Happel Hitchman '27, March 2, 1992. 
She and her husband, Edward, were living in England. 

Gladys Bufflngton Holman '27, October 18, 1991. 

Roy S. Flook '28 passed away three years ago. He 
was the husband of Corinne Dyne Flook '30. 

Anna C. Mark '28, June 19, 1991. 

Samuel Meyer '28, March 1991. 

William F. Christman '29, March 13, 1991. 

Enos A. Detweiler '29, March 1992. He was retired 
from Tennant Co., Chicago, where he was a sales 
manager; he was a member of the United Methodist 
Church of Evanston. 

Harold C. Rider '29, January 5, 1991. 

Fannie Silber '29, (date unknown in 1991). 

William J. Myers '30, March 14, 1992. He was a 
mathematics teacher in Somerville High School (NJ) 
for 40 years, serving as department head for 25 years. 
He was active in local affairs and was a member of the 
United Reformed Church, where he had served as an 
elder, deacon and Sunday school superintendent. 

Louis R. Renninger '30 died eight years ago. 

Merle W. Eshleman (Dr.) '31, August 22, 1991. 
He received an M.D. from Temple University in 1938. 
He worked as a medical missionary in Tanzania, East 
Africa, from 1940 to 1954, and from 1954 to 1981 he 
was in private practice in Harrisonburg, VA. 

Luella Umberger Frank '32, March 29, 1992. She 
was a retired language specialist for the Pennsylvania 
Department of Public Instruction, Harrisburg; a lan- 
guage teacher at Bethel Township High School, 
Fredericksburg (MD); a language instructor and dean 
of women at Hershey Junior College; a language 
professor at Franklin & Marshall College and Lebanon 
Valley College; and a language instructor at Central 
Dauphin High School. She was a former Fulbright 
Scholar to the Goethe Institute in Munich, Germany. 
She was a member of First United Methodist Church, 
Hershey; the Pi Lambda Theta Honor Society; past 
president of American Association of University 
Women, Annville Branch; and a life member of 
Lebanon County Retired Teachers' Association. She 
was also an avid artist in oils and watercolors. 

Paul I. Kleinfelter '32, October 16, 1991. 

Marjorie Smith Trego '37, February 21, 1992. 

P. Vincent Cunkle (Rev.) '38, September, 8, 1991. 
He retired in January 1981 as a minister of the Long 
Island Presbytery, NY 

Curvin L. Thompson (Rev.) '38, October 14, 
1991. He was a retired United Methodist minister and 
pastor emeritus of Community United Methodist 
Church, New Cumberland, and a chaplain at New 
Cumberland Army Depot. He served in churches in 
Dayton, OH; Walkersville, MD; and Boonsboro, MD. 

Russell H. Wert '38, July 21, 1989. 

Mildred Gangwer Bond '39, December 11, 1991. 

D. Neal Trego *39, October 16, 1991. In the 
insurance business for 30 years, he was a claims 
adjuster for GMAC Insurance, an agent with Keystone 
Insurance Co. in Philadelphia, and also operated Trego 
Insurance Agency in Merion, PA. Neal was a veteran 
of World War II, serving as a lieutenant commander 
aboard the USS Hocking in the Mediterranean and 
South Pacific. He was also a member of the Potomac 
River Jazz Club. 


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G. Frank Zerbe (Dr.) '39, Sept. 24, 1991. He 
was a physician and a medical staff member at the 
State Correctional Institution at Camp Hill (PA), Holy 
Spirit Hospital and Polyclinic Medical Center; a past 
president of the Dauphin County Academy of Medi- 
cine; a graduate of Temple University School of 
Medicine; an Army veteran of World War II; and a 
member of Camp Hill United Methodist Church, Chi 
Rho Sigma medical fraternity, the Dauphin County and 
Pennsylvania medical societies, American Medical 
Association, West Shore Country Club, Harrisburg 
Civil War Round Table and Camp Hill American 
Legion Post 43. 



William H. Jenkins (Rev.) '40 and his wife spent 
the months of December through April at Estero, FL, 
where they have a home in the Covered Wagon Trailer 
Park. He is a retired minister of the West Virginia 
Conference and treasurer of the General Council on 

David F. Lenker '40 displayed his new painting of 
the Harrisburg skyline at an open house in October. 
He is offering a limited edition print of the work from 
his Signature Artworks Gallery in Hummelstown, PA. 

David W. Gockley (Dr.) '42 was selected again for 
Who's Who in America 1992 and Who's Who in 
Religion 1992. Dave is serving on the advisory board 
for United Theological Seminary. 

June Hollinger Meek '42 celebrated her golden 
wedding anniversary on August 27, 1991, concluding 
a year of celebration with a Caribbean cruise in 
December. She became a great-grandmother on De- 
cember 6, 1990. 

William P. Mueller '42 retired from Westinghouse 
Electronic & Space Division on February 29, 1991, 
after 40 years of employment. 

Donald F. Bartley (Dr.) '43 is 90 percent retired 
in the Chesapeake Bay town of Cambridge, MD. He 
enjoys the water, wild fowl, boating, golf. Navy 
League activities and reading about the Valley. He 
practices psychiatry one day per week in a mental 
health clinic. 

M. Elizabeth Grube Weidman '43 is president of 
the Ephrata (PA) Cloister Associates, a volunteer 
group. Last year marked the 300th anniversary of 
George Conrad Beissel, founder of the Cloisters, as 
well as the 250th anniversary of the Saal (meeting 
house) and the 50th anniversary of the state's acquisi- 
tion of the property. 

Alfred L. Blessing '45 has been rowing for almost 
two years out of the Princeton University boat house 
with townspeople who vary in age from a high school 
sophomore to his venerable 71 years. He went three 
times to sculling school, rowing a single with two oars 
in West Palm Beach, FL. He enjoyed two weeks of 
skiing with a friend in Switzerland, including a day of 
climbing with skins on the bottom of his skis. To keep 
in shape, most mornings he runs and lifts weights. 

Patricia Bartels Souders '45 was one of five 
volunteers of The Handley Library in Winchester, 
VA, who were honored on December 4, 1991, by the 
Retired Senior Volunteer Program, WFTR radio (AM- 
FM) and Memories Engraving. 

Robert F. Early, Sr. (Dr.) '48 spoke on "The 
Cross" at a Milton Hershey School's worship service 
last November in Hershey, PA. Robert has been an 
M.D. in general practice for 39 years and also a lay 

preacher for 46 years. He is a member of Covenant 
United Methodist Church in Lebanon, a board member 
for the Salvation Army in Lebanon and a member of 
the advisory board for Meridian Bank in Myerstown. 

Anthony J. Gerace '48, who taught music for 34 
years, has for 10 years of his retirement directed the 
Maennerchor Club, the chorus at the Lebanon senior 
center; he's also directed church choral groups and a 
band that combines union musicians working together 

Samuel J. Rutherford '48 retired after 33 years as 
technical director of Hadbar Division Purosil Inc. in 
Monrovia, CA. He is now consulting for Purosil in 
elastomer formulation. 

Charles W. Tome, Jr. '49 and his wife, Sidney 
Garverich Tome '50, enjoyed singing with the 
35-member York Symphony Chorus and about 300 
chorus members from other states at Carnegie Hall on 
July 7, 1991. They sang Faure^s Requiem with John 
Rutter, and "Coronation Scene" by Mussorgsky under 
Russian conductor Alexander Mikhaylov. They are 
both busy in retirement; they go to at least two 
Elderhostels a year and often entertain with duets on 
talent nights. Sidney sings solos for various organiza- 
tions, coordinates storytellers for the local library and 
is president of Friends of the Library. Rehearsals for 
symphony chorus and church choir keep them singing. 


Orval W. Klopp '40, November 14, 1990. 

Donald P. Ludwig '40, February 17, 1992. 

Sidney M. Bashore (Col.) '43, on October 25, 
1991. He was a retired Air Force colonel; past 
commander of Patrick AFB Hospital, Cocoa Beach, 
FL; worked in the emergency rooms of Fish Memorial 
Hospital in Daytona, Wuesthoff Hospital in Rock- 
ledge, and Cape Canaveral Hospital in Cocoa Beach; 
was an Eagle Scout; was involved in the V-12 program 
during World War II; and was also a graduate of 
Thomas Jefferson Medical School, Philadelphia. 

Mary Jane Rowe Sauerwein '45, on September 
16, 1991. She retired after teaching kindergarten for 
32 years at Baltimore City School 83; and was a 
member of the Maryland Retired Teachers Association 
and the AARP. She also attended the Peabody 

Dorothy Evelev Behney '46, October 29, 1991. 
She was owner of Yale Electric and founder of the 
Hathaway Day Nursery in Lebanon and Palmyra, PA. 

Harry J. P. Himmelberger (Rev.) *47, November 
29, 1991. Harry was a minister for 38 years. He was 
pastor of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in 
Mountville, PA; Bethany United Methodist Church in 
Lancaster; Boehm's United Methodist Church in 
Willow Street; and he retired in 1983 from St. Luke's 
United Methodist Church in Lebanon. 

Paul R. Yingst '48, January 9, 1992. 

Dean H. Bohr '49, January 26, 1992. He was a 
retired teacher from Williams Valley School District; 
he also taught at Harrisburg Area Community College. 
He was an Army veteran of World War II; a member 
of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Tower 
City American Legion Post 468, West Shore Elks 
Lodge 2257 and the Retired Teachers Association. 

Joseph C. Dubs '49, March 14, 1992. He was 
retired from Central Dauphin East Junior High School, 
where he was a music teacher and band director, and 
formerly was band director at the former John Harris 
High School, Harrisburg, PA. He was a past master 
of Snyder F&AM Lodge 756; and a member of Calvary 
United Methodist Church, Colonial Park; Harrisburg 

Consistory and its orchestra and brass ensemble; 
Zembo Shrine Temple and its concert band and 
Luncheon Club; Tall Cedars of Lebanon Forest 43; 
Capital Area Scottish Rite Club; and the Lower Paxton 
AARP Chorus. 

Paul H. Sadler '49, December 12, 1991. 

Joseph D. Smith, Jr. (Rev.) '49, November 3, 

1991. He was an Army veteran of World War II and 
received a Purple Heart and was a former United 
Methodist minister and retired from the State Depart- 
ment of Community Affairs. He was also a member 
of First United Methodist Church and was active in the 
Harrisburg Area YMCA and its Camp Shikellimy. 



Margaret Fake Anders '50 is spending retirement 
years traveling the United States in a camper. 

Charles R. Eigenbrode (Dr.) *50 retired from the 
School of Dental Medicine of the University of 
Pittsburgh on July 1, 1991. 

Ray A. Layser '50 retired in 1990 from the Upjohn 
Company after 25 years in sales — agriculture division. 
He lives in Gretna Springs, Manheim, PA, and keeps 
active driving a van for special education students in 
Lancaster County. 

Elliott V. Nagle '50 took early retirement in 1990 
to devote more time to his practice as a registered 
patent agent. This concluded 34 years as a research 
chemist for Aristech Chemical and its predecessor, 
USS Chemicals Division of U.S. Army Chemical 
Corps at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. 

Geraldine (Geri) Rothermel Nease '50 retired 
after 33 years as an elementary vocal music teacher at 
Hempfield School District, Landisville, PA. She was 
director of music at Church of the Apostles in 
Lancaster for 12 years and is presently director of 
music and choirs at St. Thomas United Church of 
Christ in Reading, where her husband is minister. She 
has sung with LVC's Alumni Chorale for 10 years. 

David H. Wallace (Dr.) '50 is still working 
part-time as staff curator. National Park Service. He 
recently completed historic furnishings studies for 
Theodore Roosevelt's home. Sagamore Hill, and 
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthplace, Keeper's House, 
at Cape Hatteras, NC. David's leisure activities 
include bird watching, singing baritone solos with All 
Saints Church Choir (Frederick, MD) and visiting with 
seven grandchildren and nine step-grandchildren. 

Floyd M. Baturin '51 received a commendation 
from the Marine Corps League for his long and 
dedicated service. He served as detachment comman- 
dant and for 30 years as judge advocate. 

George A. DeLong '51 was featured in recent 
articles in Lancaster and York (PA) newspapers, as 
well as the December 1991 issue of National Geo- 
graphic. He was aboard the USS Oklahoma when it 
was torpedoed at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. 
Four hundred twenty-nine of his shipmates died. 

James L. Fisher (Dr.) '51 retired from the United 
Methodist Church ministry in July 1991. He teaches 
choral and instrumental music at Mount Saint Mary's 
College, Emmitsburg, MD. He was inducted into the 
Maryland Music Educators Hall of Fame in March 

W. Richard Kohler (Rev.) '51 retired from the 
active ministry of the United Methodist Church in June 

1992. He served churches in Allentown, Reading, 
Broomall, Mount Joy, Palmyra and Quakertown (in 

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the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference) for 38 years. 

Walt Levinsky '51 appeared in Carnegie Hall on 
October 4, 1991, for the second time in three years, 
as guest soloist with the 90-piece New York Pops 
Orchestra. For the second half of the concert, Walt 
conducted his own band. This concert was sold out, 
as was the first concert, which was described by the 
manager of the orchestra as "the most successful 
concert in the nine-year history of the Pops." In 
January 1992, Walt's band was selected to perform 
three one-hour concerts for "High Definition Televi- 
sion" in Japan. This is the first big band to ever 
perform on HDTV. The concerts were a success and 
will be entered into The International Electronic 
Cinema Festival as "Best Concert Program." 

Sara Etzweiler Linkous '51 opened an antique 
collectibles and co-op next to their hardware store. She 
also has a morgue museum, which was featured on 
television in Columbia, PA. 

Glenn H. Woods '51, associate professor of English 
emeritus, has joined the College Relations staff as a 
volunteer assistant. Glenn organizes the college's print 
media coverage by reading newspapers, clipping 
articles concerning the college and compiling monthly 
reports that are distributed to admissions, the presi- 
dent, the dean and the library. He also updates the 
college's bulletin board with news clips of LVC and 
keeps files of alumni news for the Alumni Office. 

Lois L. Adams '52 retired in June 1990, after 35 
years with the Radnor Township (PA) School District, 
where she served as director of special education and 
psychological services. 

James S. Pacy *52 is in his 25th year at the 
University of Vermont, where he is a professor of 
political science. 

George D. Curfman (Dr.) '53 participated in the 
Pennsylvania Department of Education's Program 
Approval Visit to Penn State University. He was 
responsible for examining the music education portion 
of the university's teacher certification program. 

Diane Randolph Woodward '52 and her husband, 
Duncan, received the Chamber of Commerce Achieve- 
ment Award (Galen, NY) for their outstanding contri- 
butions to the life of their community. A former 
president of the Galen Free Library, she is lay leader 
and lay speaker for the local United Methodist Church; 
she also serves on the Village of Clyde Planning 
Committee. She has been a leader in both Cub Scouts 
and Girl Scouts. She and her husband have accepted 
leadership of the new Neighborhood Watch Program. 

Jane McMurtrie Hart 'S3 retired in June 1991 from 
teaching vocal and instrumental music to K-8th grade 
students. She is doing some traveling and lives in 
Woodstown, NJ. 

Markus E. Schneiderhan '53 retired in January 
1992 from teaching instrumental music at Adamstown 
(PA) Elementary School. His students held a surprise 
farewell party for him. He has been teaching since 
1953 and has taught at the high school, middle school 
and elementary levels. 

John Walter (Judge) *53 is the president judge of 
Lebanon County's Court of Common Pleas. But after 
hours, you'll find him presiding over the court inside 
Lynch Memorial Hall. Announcing basketball for his 
alma mater gives the judge a chance to do one of the 
things he loves best— talk. He is also a member of the 
college's board of trustees. 

William D. Gorgone '54 is head of the Department 
of Law for the Township of Saddle Brook, NJ. 

Betty Criswell Hungerford '54 is the executive 
director of New Direction, a medically supervised 
weight-management program offered through Trindle 
Rehab Medicine Center in Mechanicsburg, PA. 

Henry B. Hollinger (Dr.) '55, a professor of 
chemistry at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, attended 
the Taormina Conference on Thermodynamics in 
Sicily in February 1991. His invited paper was on 
"Thermodynamic Irreversibility: What Is It and Where 
Does It Come From?" The 60 participants from North 
America and Europe spent a week at the conference. 
Henry was accompanied by his wife, Dorothy 
Roudabush Hollinger '55, and his mother-in-law, 
Dorothy Garber Roudabush '32. 

David Gittleman '56 and Sylvia Rosenberry Git- 
tleman '56 started their own business in 1989. They 
own and operate Hawk Mountain Labs Inc., an 
industrial testing laboratory in Pottsville, PA. Their 
newest employee is an LVC-trained chemist, Suzanne 
D. Bolinsky '90. 

Gloria Ritter Kelly '56 married Richard E. Mc- 
Cauley on January 1 , 1991. 

William H. Kiick '57 was named president and 
CEO of First Federal Savings Bank in Hanover, PA. 

Patricia Lutz Walter '57 directs vocal music at the 
Northwest Elementary School in Lebanon, PA. North- 
west's 14-student hand bell choir was chosen from 
more than 100 student groups to perform at the 
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association convention 
in Philadelphia on April 24, 1992. 

Berneice Klink Eby '58 has been named organist 
at Hempfield Church of the Brethren, East Petersburg, 
PA. She is a member of the Lancaster Chapter 
American Guild of Organists. Berneice sang with the 
Lebanon Valley Alumni Chorale at Market Square 
Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg in February 1992. 

Janet Tingley '58 married H. Russell Boehm on 
April 13, 1991. She has been self-employed since 
1985 with an authorized franchise called West Cobb 
Mini Maid. 

Ned D. Heindel (Dr.) '59 was inducted as one of 
eight charter members of the Leo Club Hall of Fame 
on September 6, 1991, at Red Lion (PA) Area Senior 
High School. The Leo Club recognizes outstanding 
graduates and encourages Red Lion students to strive 
for success by identifying with former students who 
have made outstanding accomplishments. 

Linda Shirey Huber '59 drives a school bus for 
South Western School District, Hanover, PA. 

Alex P. McCullough (Rev.) '59 led a preaching 
mission at Zion Church in Millersville. PA, in January 
1992. He is pastor of the Congregation of the Messiah, 
Scarsdale, NY, a part of the Evangelical Apostolic 
Church of North America, of which he is a bishop. 

Karl E. Moyer (Dr.) '59 played Oliver Messiaen's 
hour-long organ work La Nativiti du Seigneur during 
fall and winter 1991 in the Pennsylvania towns of Erie, 
Indiana, Mansfield, Paoli and York, as well as in New 
York City and at his home campus of Millersville 
University. On June 14, he gave a recital at the 
National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. 


George D. Alwood '50, January 29. 1991. 

Elbridge N. Knowlton '50, January 5, 1992. He 
was an Army veteran of World War II, having served 
as a technician fifth grade; he was awarded the 
European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal. 
He retired from the Pennsylvania Treasury Depart- 
ment, where he had been an auditor for 22 years. 

Dorothea Cohle Gilliland '51, November 27, 1991 . 

Lois Ort Hoffman '52, passed away in 1987. She 
was the wife of Russell L. Hoffman '50 . 

Clyde M. Walter '54, January 20, 1992. Clyde and 
his wife. Sue, were visiting their son and his wife and 
grandson (born January 3, 1992) when he passed away. 

Edward U. Balsbaugh (Dr.) '55, May 21, 1991. 

Cameron G. Drum (Rev.) *57, December 13, 
1991. He was a former pastor of Lawnton Grace 
Evangelical Congregational Church and Newport Pres- 
byterian Church; a former administrator of the Presby- 
terian Apartments, Harrisburg. and a director of 
Presbyterian Apartments Inc.; and a trustee and former 
moderator of the Carlisle Presbytery. 

Kenneth W. Schuler (Dr.) '57, February 11, 1992. 
He retired in 1986 after 30 years of service as vice 
president of academic affairs at Stevens Institute of 
Technology. He was instrumental in building Stevens' 
reference collection, and the Kenneth W Schuler 
Learning Resource Center was named in his honor. 
He also served as the school's assistant superintendent 
for many years. 



John C. Britcher (Dr.) '61 and his wife, Kim, 
opened the first Korean Chemical Dependency Treat- 
ment program in the Northwest. They recently returned 
from their second trip to Seoul, Korea, where they are 
consultants to the Seoul National Mental Hospital 
Alcohol & Drug Treatment Unit. He is the past 
president of the Washington Mental Health Counsel- 
ors' Association and a retired member of the Central 
Pennsylvania Conference. 

Rosalyn R. Knapp (Col.) '61 retired on August 1, 
1991, from the U.S. Air Force. 

Alfred J. Kreiser (Capt.) '61 was recently awarded 
his third Legion of Merit in ceremonies at the historic 
Washington Navy Yard, headquarters for the Navy's 
Military Sealift Command, where he is now assigned 
as a special assistant to a vice admiral. He was 
presented the award for exceptionally meritorious 
service while serving as chief of staff for the com- 
mander of the Naval Reserve Force, New Orleans, 
LA, from January 1989 to August 1991. 

Charles J. Tobias '61 has completed his 17th year 
as director of bands at Randolph (NJ) High School. 

Warren H. Hoffman '62 chairs the social studies 
department at Susquehanna Township High School in 

Bonnie Fix-Keller '62 is a choral artist with the 
Philadelphia Singers and the Opera Company of 
Philadelphia, and on the voice faculty of Moravian 
College in Bethlehem, PA. She was on a European 
tour (August-September 1991) with Vox— The Renais- 
sance Consort — and performed as a singer and harpsi- 

Shirley Brown Michel '63 has expanded her piano 
studio and moved to the Lansdale Schwenkfelder 
Church, where she has been organist and choir director 
for five years. 

Dennis W. Sweigart (Dr.) '63 along with Dr. 
Robert Rose (LVC music professor) and Rose's son 
performed a program for the Salem Lutheran Church 
Lenten Vespers Recital Series in Lebanon, PA, on 
March 22. The concert featured music for clarinet, 
violin and piano. 

Lois Ensminger Brubaker '64 was initiated into 
Nu Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma Society Interna- 
tional at the Lebanon Country Club, led by Marsha 
Edwards Zehner (Dr.) '73, president. Lois is a 
member of the Lebanon County Honors Society and 
the long-range planning chairman at the Myerstown 
Elementary School. 

Sara "Sallie" Gerhart Light '64 teaches 4th grade 
at an inner city school in Camden, NJ. She is 


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coordinator of Kids Net Service (a National Geo- 
graphic Program) in Medina School. 

Stephen C. Hildreth '64 was one of 100 employees 
representing 15 nations recognized by DuPont for their 
achievements in marketing. He was part of the LINX 

Lovella L. Naylor '64 for four years has been a 
guidance counselor at Marquis de Lafayette Middle 
School in Elizabeth, NJ. Previously, she taught U.S. 
history for 21 years in the same school system. 

Tibor Sipos (Dr.) '64 retired from Johnson & 
Johnson in January 1991. He started a new pharmaceu- 
tical company. Digestive Care, Inc., which is located 
at the Ben Franklin Technology Center in Bethlehem, 
PA. The company was established to develop, manu- 
facture and market biologically derived products for 
the nutritional management of cystic fibrosis patients. 
It has received two grants from NTH and a matching 
grant from the state in support of product R&D. 

Nancy Dice Fennel) '65 was selected to receive the 
District 10 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association 
Citation of Excellence Award. The award honors an 
elite group of teachers who achieve excellence in the 

George J. Hollich, Jr. '65 was in the cast of the 
Easter musical "The Victor," presented by the choirs 
of Trinity United Methodist Church, Lebanon, PA. 

Robert C. Lau (Dr.) '65 was featured at the third 
program of the Fine Arts Cultural Series at Calvary 
United Methodist Church in Lower Paxton Township 
(PA). He also presented an organ recital in the newly 
remodeled sanctuary of Hanoverdale Church of the 
Brethren in Hershey. 

Barry L. Lutz (Dr.) '65, an expert on molecules 
in planetary atmospheres, was inducted as one of eight 
charter members of the Leo Club Hall of Fame on 
September 6, 1991, at Red Lion (PA) Area Senior 
High School. The Leo Club recognizes outstanding 
graduates and encourages Red Lion students to strive 
for success by identifying with the former students 
who have made outstanding accomplishments in their 
fields. He left Lowell Observatory to accept a position 
as professor of physics at Northern Arizona University. 
He has been appointed chair of the Department of 
Physics and Astronomy, effective July 1, 1992. 

Audrey Fryce Metro '65 and her husband, Joe, 
have been in Minnesota for two years. Joe is vice 
president for operations at Mankato State University, 
and Audrey is an academic coordinator for student 
support services. Their life is relatively tranquil, they 
report. Two of five children are still at home, so it 
seems like a small family now, but they like it. 

Robert H. Rittle (Dr.) '65 has joined the National 
Occupation Information Coordinating Committee dur- 
ing his one-year sabbatical from Indiana University of 

Audrey Wahler Smith '65 was selected as Cranbury 
Township School District's recipient of the New Jersey 
"Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching." She 
received the certificate at the Annual Governor's 
Convocation at Princeton University in May. She has 
taught kindergarten at Cranbury School for nine years. 

David C. Thompson (Dr.) '65, a licensed psy- 
chologist, is director of psychological services for the 
Milton Hershey School, Hershey, PA. 

Edward L. Arnold '66 of Lebanon is seeking 
re-election to his 102nd District seat in the Pennsylva- 
nia State House of Representatives. 

Robert B. Campbell '66 received his degree of 
doctor of education in educational leadership from the 
University of Delaware. His dissertation, "The Com- 
pletion and Non-completion of Academic Degrees," 
studied the reasons why some degree candidates drop 


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& Don Henry 

Cheryl Wheeler 

Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg 

& Edgar Meyer 

Rebecca Kelly Dance 

The Bobs 

Saf f ire, the Uppity B lues Women 

The Greene String Quartet 

R. Carlos Nakai 

Touchstone Theatre in "Candide" 

Eugene Friesen, Paul Halley & 

Glen Velez 
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out just before completing their degrees. He hopes the 
findings will enable universities to provide the support 
needed to keep such students on track. 

Richard P. Henzel (Dr.) '66 was inducted into the 
Kodak Inventors Gallery for having more than 20 U.S. 
patents granted for photography or electronic photogra- 

Richard C. Hoffman '66 manages field engineering 
services for AMP Inc., in Hamsburg, PA. 

Robert E. Horn '66 joined Capital Advisors, Inc., 
investment advisors, as a vice president in June 1991. 

Charles V. "Chip" Liles '66 was appointed senior 
systems engineer at Advanced Implementation Man- 
agement of San Mateo, CA. 

James W. Weis (Rev.) '66 is pastor of Christ 
Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury, PA. 

Marilyn A. Gulley '67 married John F. Wagner on 
December 7, 1991. He is the band director at Suffem 
(NY) High School, where she teaches mathematics. 

Samuel A. Willman '67, president of Delta Packag- 
ing Co. of Dallastown, PA, was inducted into the LVC 
Sports Hall of Fame on October 26, 1991 . 

Alan P. Hague '68 and Barbara Wert Hague '71 
moved to Phoenix, AZ, in September 1990. Al heads 
the Real Estate Services Group for Arthur Andersen 
& Co., and Barbara continues studying at Arizona 
State University. 

Jeffrey S. McCullough '68 is the resource develop- 
ment manager for Goodwill Industries in Lenexa, KS. 
His wife, Kathleen Keck McCullough *70, is the 
orchestra director at Blue Valley Middle and High 
Schools, and is a member of the cello/theory and 
orchestra faculty in the Ottawa University Suzuki 

M. Thomas Shatto (Rev.) '68 has been a minister 
for 15 years, shuttling between St. Luke and St. Paul's 
United Methodist churches in West York, PA. 

Carl L. Marshall '69 continues as the district 
administrator in the Williamsport District Office of 
Vocational Rehabilitation for the Department of Labor 
and Industry. 

Franklin R. Shearer '69 is vice president of the 
Sports & Entertainment Group of The Hershey Enter- 
tainment & Resort Co.. as well as general manager of 
Hersheypark. He serves his community as chairman 
of the County of Lebanon Transit Authority. His wife, 
Lucille Koch Shearer '69, recently completed two 
years as president of the Palmyra PTO. 


Martin M. Mihalek '60, November 20, 1990 

Lee J. Turner '62, January 26, 1991. 

Linda Stoudt Schaeffer '65, January 20, 1992. 
Linda had taught vocal music in the Northern Lebanon 
(PA) School District for more than 20 years. She was 
a member of the Myerstown United Church of Christ. 
sang in the church choir and directed the children's 
choir. She was also a member of the Women's Club 
of Myerstown. 

Sue Kortum Behrens '69, March 7, 1992. Sue was 
the victim of a stabbing while working part-time as a 
night auditor at a Harrisburg motel. 



William H. Allen '70 is married and has four 
children. Since 1980. he has owned a door distribution 
and service company in Hatfield. PA. 

Patricia Rau Beckman '70 is director of contracts 
and grants at the Educational Testing Service in 

Princeton, NJ. 

Barry W. Burdick '70 is senior vice president of 
American Commercial Credit Corp. and American 
Equipment Leasing. He is also director of American 
Real Estate Investment Corp. 

Charles J. DeBoeser, Jr. (Dr.) '70 was installed 
on September 29, 1991, as pastor of the Tulpehocken 
(Trinity) United Church of Christ in Richland, PA. 

Paul R. Foltz '70 created the stunning costumes for 
the Hamsburg Community Theatre's season-opening 
production of "My Fair Lady" in October 1991 . 

Donna Harding Lapp '70 has two part-time jobs — 
one as a medical laboratory technician at Robert Packer 
Hospital in Sayre, PA, and the other as an independent 
contractor doing physical exams for insurance compa- 
nies. She is the mother of Alexa, 8. and Grant, 6 1/2. 

Erich G. Linker '70, senior vice president/ 
advertising for The New York Times, has been named 
chairperson for the newspaper industry's national 
advertising council. 

Sally Suter Lownsbery '70 has a new job as school 
psychologist for the Hempfield School District in 
Lancaster County, PA. 

David E. Myers '70 wrote an article, "Beyond 
Advocacy: Understanding Perceptions of Music Edu- 
cation," which appeared in New Ways In Music 
Education, a publication of the Yamaha Company. 

P. Michael Reidy '70 is an account director with 
Bespoke Publications Ltd., based just outside London, 
in Surrey. The firm handles public relations and 
marketing for graphic arts companies and also acts as 
corporate publishers. His wife, Rosemary, is teaching 
in Tunbridge Wells, and their son, Freddie, had his 
first birthday in December. Last year Reidy was 
elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, which 
promotes developments in commerce, education and 
industry as well as the arts. He enjoys hearing from 
former classmates who find themselves in Britain. 

P. Theodore Lyter '71 was appointed section chief 
for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental 
Resources Bureau of Laboratories' Quality Assurance 
and Laboratory Certification Section. 

Ross W. Ellison (Dr.) '72 had his home showcased 
in the Hershey Symphony's Holly Tour. His home 
features a grand piano; he also has an electric organ 
in his living room. 

John W. '"Buzz" Jones '72 is director of "The 
Buzz Jones Big Band," which played in the "Jazz at 
Gettysburg" (PA) series in January. 

Stephen A. Spiese '72 was cast as Bailey in the 
Actors' Company production of '"Barnum" in Novem- 
ber 1991 at the Fulton Opera in Lancaster, PA. He is 
also a part of Co-Motion's growing outreach program, 
which takes to businesses its light theatrical touch and 
a taste of fun. In March 1992, Steve played Ham, the 
unhappily married son of Noah in "Two by Two." 

Donald B. Frantz '73 is project (show) producer 
for Creative Entertainment Walt Disney World. Two 
recent shows included the new nighttime spectacular 
at the Magic Kingdom, "SPECTROMAGIC," and the 
PBS show, the "World's Largest Concert." 

Bonnie Phillips Guggenheim (Maj.) '73 received 
an "A+ for Teachers: Teachers Who Make A Differ- 
ence" award from KCNC-TV and the Rocky Mountain 
News in Denver. Only 30 teachers in Colorado receive 
this honor. She was nominated by her students, and 
her classes were featured on the Denver NBC station 
and in the Rocky Mountain News for a week last 
September. She teaches 7th grade geography at Skin- 
ner Middle School in Denver. 

Steven B. Korpon '73 is in his 10th year as Science 
Department chairperson at Sevema Park (MD) High 
School. He is also youth education coordinator for the 

National Space Club. Washington, D.C. 

Margaret Whorl Spiese '73 was featured in an 
original one-woman dramatic presentation titled 
"Chepe — One Day of Life" at the Fishbum United 
Methodist Church in Hershey, PA, in October 1991. 

Susan Puglisi Suda '73 was appointed by The 
Anthracite Region Center for Independent Living as 
an independent living skills training coordinator for a 
new program funded by the Pennsylvania Office of 
Vocational Rehabilitation. The program's goals will 
be to increase the skills of individuals who are mentally 
alert but live restricted, dependent lives because of 
severe disabilities. 

Pamela Brown '74, a freelance photographer, has 
done the photography for a series of books. Working 
Moms: A Portrait of Their Lives, published in 1991 
by 21st Century Books in Frederick, MD. The series 
focuses on seven professional women with varied 
ethnic and family backgrounds, and is geared toward 
an elementary school audience. She is also secretary 
of RNA Lab, Inc., a newly formed biotech company 
that is marketing laboratory research kits for RNA 
extraction and gene expression. Pam lives in 
Birchrunville, PA, with her children, Lauren and Sean. 

Robert E. Harbaugh (Dr.) '74, who is affiliated 
with the Dartmouth- Hitchcock Medical Center in 
Hanover. NH. is a leader in the research to combat 
Alzheimer's disease and is an authority on various 
brain disorders, their diagnosis and treatment. He was 
inducted as one of eight charter members of the Leo 
Club Hall of Fame on September 6. 1991 , at Red Lion 
(PA) Area Senior High School. The Leo Club recog- 
nizes outstanding graduates and encourages Red Lion 
students to strive for success by identifying with the 
former students who have made outstanding accom- 
plishments in their fields. 

Jill Greenstein McDaniel '74 is an insurance 
underwriter for State Farm Insurance Co. Her husband, 
Dean, is an accountant for State Farm. 

John M. Pumphrey '74 is director of education at 
Villa Maria Treatment Center and president of the 
Maryland Association of Non-Public Special Educa- 
tion Facilities. 

Jean Lukens Worley '74 and husband. Christo- 
pher, welcomed Rory Robert, on December 29, 1990. 

Lois Goodman Kickbush '75 and her husband, 
Don, adopted a daughter, Sarah Elizabeth, born on 
June 5, 1991. She joins Robert. 14. 

Brenda McClelland Messera '75 teaches Spanish 
at a Montessori school in Bessemer City. NC. 

David M. Poust '75 and his wife, Joni, welcomed 
a daughter, Julia Margaret, on October 6, 1990. 

Patricia Evans Sanford '75 graduated from Ship- 
pensburg University on December 4, 1991, with a 
master's degree in counseling. 

Howard P. Scott '75 is teaching at the Catholic 
High School of Baltimore. He performs regularly with 
the Washington Opera at the Kennedy Center. 

Larry L. Sweigart '75 was promoted to the position 
of senior systems analyst with Systemhouse, Inc., a 
computer development company in Arlington, VA. 
Since 1983, he has been developing computer software 
for the U.S. Secret Service in Washington, D.C. 

John B. Dickenson (Dr.) '76 married Christine 
Mueller in March 1991. John is a research manager at 
Air Products and Chemicals in Allentown. Chris is a 
clinical nurse specialist at Children's Hospital of 

Nanette L. LaCorte '76 is founder of the Congress 
St. Brass Band in Cape May, NJ. She plays an E 
soprano cornet in the Atlantic Brass Band, the band 
that was just named "Artist In Residence" at Glassboro 
State College and gave a concert with guest artist 


The Valley 

Tyronne Breunenger from the Philadelphia Orchestra. 

Charlotte Mackenson-Dean (Dr.) *76 was pro- 
moted to account consultant at The Answer Group, a 
marketing research company in Cincinnati. 

Sylvia D. Mover '76, AIDS program coordinator 
for the Lebanon Family Health Services, is also a 
freelance writer for Family magazine. She is president 
of the Lebanon County Council of Human Service 
Agencies and president of ECHO (Educational Coop- 
erative Health Care Organization). 

Edward H. Muldoon '76 and Kathy Kauffman 
Muldoon *78 welcomed Shannon Lynn on December 
7, 1990. She joins Christopher, 7, and Alicia, 4. 

Carol Mannik Richters '76 moved to New Hope, 
PA, and is working at Devro, Inc. in Somerville, NJ, 
as an information center specialist. She plays bass 
clarinet for the Christian Symphonic Band at Philadel- 
phia Bible College in Langhome, PA. 

Elyse E. Rogers '76 has become a shareholder in 
the Harrisburg law firm of Mette, Evans & Woodside. 

J. Charles Sekerke Jr. '76, CPA, is controller of 
General Bindery Co., Inc. in Philadelphia. He has also 
been elected to a second term as president of the 
Whitpain Recreation Association. 

Kevin B. Pry '76 was cast as Alfred P. Doolittle 
in the Harrisburg Community Theatre's production of 
"My Fair Lady" in October 1991. 

Susan Hollowell Cooper '77 and her husband, 
Tom, welcomed a third son. Grant Robert, on October 
4, 1991. He joins big brothers Neal, 5, and Brian, 3, 
who think he's wonderful. 

Donald E. Hostetter (Rev.) '77 is putting his 
artistic talents to use at LeTort Elementary School in 
Carlisle, PA, as a volunteer parent. He demonstrates 
how writing depends on the same basic elements as 
does art. He reads stories written by students in grades 
3-5 each week and selects 15 as winners of the school's 
writing contest. 

Kathy Davidson Ireland '77 and her husband, Jay, 
welcomed Andrew Davidson, bom February 8, 1992. 

Kim R. Kegerise (Sgt.) '77 was promoted to staff 
sergeant in July 1989 and reassigned to the 76th Army 
Band in Kaiserslautern, Germany, in October 1991. 

Paul E. "Ed" Neidigh '77, diagnosed with testicu- 
lar cancer in May 1990, rode a bicycle 3,200 miles for 
the American Cancer Society's "Cycle Cross Country 
To Conquer Cancer." He and a friend. Ken Chu, rode 
from Oregon to the coast of Delaware, accompanied 
by Paul's father-in-law and 8-year-old son in a support 

Sheila M. Roche '77 teaches first-grade special 
education at Benjamin Banneker Elementary School 
in Milford, DE. She sails the New England waters 
throughout the summer. 

Robert C. Shoemaker '77 was promoted to vice 
president-retail administration for the Bank of Lancas- 
ter County. He serves on the Board of Governors for 
the American Institute of Banking. 

Richard S. Siegel '77 and Deborah welcomed 
Harmon Matthew, bom September 17, 1991. 

Trina Krick Steele '77 is a registered nurse at the 
Naval Hospital in Pensacola, FL. She and Kirth '81 
have a daughter, Taylor Kimberly. 

Mark T. Stout '77 was granted limited license 
health professional privileges in the departments of 
medicine and pediatrics at The Good Samaritan 
Hospital in Lebanon, PA. He received an associate 
degree in clinical health services at the Milton S. 
Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA. 

Beverly Kasprowicz Butts '78 has been the princi- 
pal clarinetist with the York Symphony since 1985. 

Glenn R. Kreider (Rev.) '78 is pastor of the 
Fellowship Church of Cedar Hill, Texas, and is a 

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doctoral student at Dallas Theological Seminary. He 
and his wife, Janice, welcomed a second child, 
Stephen Michael, on September 20, 1991. 

Ken S. Levinsky '78 married Donna Liss of 
Montreal on October 20, 1991. He has been touring 
all over the world, as well as in this country, with the 
John Pizzerelli Trio. Their first album, on the BMG 
label, is high on the jazz charts, and Ken has been 
receiving great reviews in newspapers in London, 
Tokyo, New York and San Francisco. He continues, 
when he can, to play the first keyboard chair at "Cats" 
on Broadway. 

Deborah Warner Papavizas '78 and her husband, 
Panos, welcomed a second son, Nicholas Carroll, on 
January 12, 1991. He joins Michael Panos, 3. Debbie 
is the organist at Timonium (MD) United Methodist 
Church and teaches piano part-time. 

S. Ronald Parks (Rev.) *78 received his master of 
philosophy degree from Drew University in October 
1990. He is working on his doctoral dissertation in the 
area of religion and society. 

David H. Rojahn '78 is a professional magician 
specializing in comedy. He performed at Martin 
Memorial Library in York, PA, as part of the First 
Night York festivities. He performs mainly for col- 
leges, comedy clubs and business groups. 

John A. Schaefer (Rev.) '78, pastor of Grace 
United Methodist Church in Hummelstown, PA, spoke 
at a chapel service at Milton Hershey School, in 
Hershey, PA, in February 1992. 

Carol Miller Schaeffer (Dr.) '78 joined the medi- 
cal practice of Wall, Bane & Associates in Pottsville, 
PA, and is now board-certified in internal medicine, 
and also certified in advanced cardiac life support. 

Kim M. Scheib '78 married James C. McKeon on 
August 29, 1990. Kim recently was certified by the 
International Board of Standards and Practices for 
Certified Financial Planners, Inc. She is a trust officer 
at Hamilton Bank in Reading, PA. 

Kay L. Shuttleworth (Dr.) '78 received her Ph.D. 
in ecology from Penn State in December 1991. She is 
a postdoctoral fellow at the National Center for 
Toxicological Research in Jefferson, AK. 

Barbara Jones Denison (Dr.) '79 was on the 
program of the Continuing Education Association of 
Pennsylvania meeting held in Harrisburg, PA. Her 
presentation was on "Retention and Graduation of 
High Risk Adult Students." She served as chair of the 
third annual Career Awareness Day for the Women in 
Business Committee of the Lebanon Valley Chamber 
of Commerce. This event provides local high school 
students with a chance to "shadow" a professional 
woman in her career. 

Abby Spece Donnelly '79 is a nurse manager at 
Abington (PA) Memorial Hospital. She and Edward 

J. Donnelly, III, are the proud parents of two sons: 
Ian, 7 1/2, and Jamie, 4 1/2. 

Eric R. Dundore '79 was the director of a 14-piece 
orchestra for the Harrisburg Community Theatre's 
"My Fair Lady" in October 1991 . 

Anne E. Fluck '79 married Richard Lee Gable at 
Grace Lutheran Church in Hatfield, PA. She is 
employed with Moyer Packing Company in Souderton, 
PA. Her husband works for R.A. Industries in 
Lansdale. They live in Red Hill. 

Robert A. Johnson (Rev.) '79 spoke at the 1992 
"Worshiping People" conference sponsored by Episco- 
pal Renewal Ministries in Evergreen, CO. Bob has 
been minister of worship at the Episcopal Church of 
the King in Valdosta, GA, since 1990. 

Janet Schweizerhof Knipe '79 received the third 
annual Montgomery Hospital Medical Staff Nursing 
Award for her dedication, innovation and leadership 
as well as her contributions to patient care and nursing 
education. She lives in Collegeville, PA. 

Ann Sealey Lemke '79 joined the faculty of Milton 
Hershey School in Hershey, PA, as an instrumental 
music teacher. 

David E. McDowell (Rev.) '79 is a youth pastor 
for Stewartstown (PA) United Methodist Church. 

Patricia Nase McGeehan '79 is the regional 
administrative manager (assistant vice president) for 
Maryland National Bank in Columbia. 

Suzanne Caldwell Riehl '79 serves as the music 
director for Salem Lutheran Church in Lebanon, PA. 


Kathleen Wood Isselee '72, December 5, 1991. 
Kathie died of cancer three years after being diag- 
nosed. In October 1990, she wrote a letter to June 
Herr, who would like to share it with you: "I am now 
working full time in the children's library in town. 
Although the pay is poor, I'm enjoying the many 
aspects of this job that relate directly to teaching — 
books, programs, storytime, research and children!" 
If you would like to express your sympathy to Kathie's 
husband, Charles A. Isselee '72, or tell him something 
special that you remember about Kathie, he would 
appreciate hearing from you at Mygatt Rd., New 
Preston. CT 06777. 

Robert E. McLaughlin '72, August 19, 1976. 

Steven W. Stuckey '74, March 21, 1992. He 
worked at the Steelton (PA) plant of Bethlehem Steel 



Jennifer Crouter Arthur '80 and Kenneth wel- 
comed a daughter, Victoria Lynn, on November 1, 

Roque J. Calvo '80 was appointed to executive 
secretary and chief executive officer of The Electro- 
chemical Society. Inc. in Pennington, NJ, in Novem- 
ber 1991. He has held key management positions 
including accounting supervisor and most recently, 
assistant executive secretary. He received an M.B.A. 
from Rider College and a designation of Certified 
Association Executive from the American Society of 
Association Executives. 

Gary S. Furman '80 works for Nalco Chemical 
Company in Naperville, IL, as a senior research 
chemist. He and his wife, Ginny, have a son Brian, 
6, and a daughter, Samantha, 4. 

Michael J. Gamier '80 and his wife, Linda, now 
have two sons, Ryan Christopher, almost 4, and 

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Matthew Stephen, almost 2. Besides practicing law in 
partnership with his father, Michael is regional director 
for the National Youth Crisis Hotline, a program of 
Youth Development International. 

Holly Hibler Hall "HO and Matthew M. Hall "80 
welcomed their third child, a daughter, Emily Amanda, 
on April 22. 1990. Holly is active in the Upper 
Chesapeake Chapter of Sweet Adelines, performing 
and competing as part of a chorus and a quartet. Matt 
is the quality assurance manager at J.M. Huber Corp. 
Chemical Division plant in Havre de Grace, MD. He 
was certified as a quality engineer by the American 
Society for Quality Control. 

Lori S. Krenik '80 married Stephen J. Labert on 
October 19, 1991, in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 
Easton, PA. Lori is a loan officer for Merchants Bank, 
and Stephen is a supervisor in data conversion for the 
Internal Revenue Service. 

Linda Wilson Tus '80 is the director of The Russell 
C. Struble Elementary School Ensemble, whose 20 
students in 4th and 5th grades sing and are willing to 
dance. The ensemble performed two mini concerts in 
April at the 1992 Pennsylvania Music Educators 
Association Conference in Philadelphia. 

Linda Tyrrell Bolasky '81 and her husband, 
Douglas, welcomed a baby girl, Audrey Susanne, on 
January 29, 1992. 

Kenneth E. Dearstyne, Jr. '81 joined the Pennsyl- 
vania National Bank in Reading as vice president/ 

CORRECTION: Richard E. Denison (Rev.) '81. 
is pastor of Grace United Methodist Church. His 
church was listed incorrectly in the last issue of the 

Thomas S. Levings '81 married Lisa DeCarlo. He 
received his M.B.A. from Adelphi University in 1988 
and is employed by Columbia Broadcasting Systems 
as manager of investment and financial services. 

Peter A. McGuire '81 has been a database analyst 
for the state of New Jersey since 1984. 

Daniel K. Meyer '81 was selected for membership 
in the Alpha chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha at 
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson Uni- 
versity in Philadelphia. He had been a faculty member 
of the Wyomissing Institute of Fine Arts, and was 
organist and choirmaster of Schwarzwald Lutheran 
Church in Reading before medical school. 

Chris E. Shoop (Dr.) '81 has a new position as 
advanced environmental representative for Eastman 
Chemical Company's Environmental Affairs Division 
in Kingsport, TN. 

Cynthia Ann Snavely (Rev.) '81 has been ap- 
pointed minister of the Bux-Mont Unitarian Fellowship 
in Warrington. PA. She joins under the auspices of the 
Unitarian Universalis! supervised minister program, 
which aids the transition of ministers from other 

Kirth W. Steele (Dr.) '81 is a lieutenant com- 
mander in the Navy Medical Corps and head of 
intensive care and pulmonary medicine at Naval 
Hospital in Pensacola, FL. Kirth and Trina '77 have 
a daughter, Taylor Kimberly. 

Carol Withers Zellner '81 and Gary R. Zellner 
'81 have been living in Gettysburg, PA, for 10 years. 
They welcomed a son, Ryan, in July 1989. Gary 
teaches 3rd grade, and Carol is active in pre-school 
activities with their son. 

Kirsten Benson '82 and her husband, Reed Sellers, 
have two daughters, Merrick Elise, 3, and Jessi Iona, 
6 months. 

Mary Tierney Cordaro '82 teaches voice and piano 
in her home studio in Mt. Airy, MD. She has been a 
soloist with the LVC Concert Choir and is a soprano 

soloist with the Maryland Lyric Opera Company, 
where she performed the soprano role in Britten's 
"The Little Sweep." 

Kimberly J. (Dager) Knipe '82 received her 
master's degree in education from Lehigh University 
in 1988, and married in 1989. She teaches in the 
Pennridge Schools in Perkasie, PA. 

Susan L. Egner '82 is a Spanish instructor at LVC. 
Sue attended the annual meeting of the Northeast 
Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages 
"Languages for a Multicultural World in Transition," 
held in New York City. 

Dennis J. Gould (Dr.) '82 and his wife, Karen, 
welcomed a daughter, Kiersten, on April 20, 1992; she 
joins a brother, Deven. 

Karen Tulaney Mailen '82 and Scott A. Mailen 
'82 welcomed a daughter, Megan, in April 1992. She 
joins Alissa, Scott and Isabelle. 

Jud F. Stauffer '82 and wife, Kelly, welcomed a 
daughter, Sara Ann, on August 8, 1991. She joins 
sister Maggie. 

Heidi H. Sternberger '82 displayed her black-and- 
white photography this winter in LVC's Mund College 

Felecia Snyder Summy '82 and her husband, 
James, welcomed a daughter, Allison Elizabeth, on 
March 10, 1992. 

Dawna H. Baker '83 is employed by Teenline of 
Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, PA. She completed 
a master's degree in counseling at Shippensburg 
University and is working on her secondary guidance 

Joseph F. Krolczyk '83 works for Rockwell 
International in Pittsburgh as manager, financial plan- 
ning and analysis. In September 1991, he was awarded 
the CFA Charter by the Institute of Chartered Financial 

Roger L. Kurts '83 gave an organ recital in 
September 199 1 at the church where he is the 
organist — Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren. 

Nicholas E. Magrowski '83 owns and operates 
Magrowski's Music in Reading, PA. Specializing in 
band and string instruments, the store provides services 
to schools and individuals in central, eastern and 
southeastern Pennsylvania. He is a member of the 
Board of Trustees of the Reading Musical Foundation, 
where he chairs the business campaign committee. 
He married Suzanne Leach, a 1984 graduate of 
Susquehanna University, on October 27, 1990. 

Frank S. Rhodes '83 was promoted to consulting 
actuary at Conrad M. Siegel Inc., a Harrisburg-based 
actuarial and employee benefit firm. 

Jeffrey S. Riehl '83 was a guest conductor for the 
Harrisburg Diocesan Choral Festival held at Lebanon 
Catholic High School in November 1991. He was also 
guest conductor for the PMEA District 10 Choral 
Festival held at Tulpehocken High School in January 
1992. He also served as a judge at the 14th Annual 
Eastern Regional Conference of the National Associa- 
tion of Teachers of Singing, held at Bucknell Univer- 
sity in March 1992. 

Michael W. Sigman (Rev.) '83 and his wife, 
Jennifer, welcomed a daughter, Kate Elisabeth, on 
December 9, 1991. He is pastor of the Rosedale 
Community Evangelical Congregational Church in 

Elaine R. Woodworth '83 received a master's 
degree in human resource management from Upsala 
College in May 1991. She is a staff human resource 
principal for Allied-Signal Aerospace Co. in Teter- 
boro, NJ. 

David N. Blauch (Dr.) '84 received his doctorate 
in research chemistry from Cal Tech in 1990 and then 

spent a year at the University of Paris doing postdoc- 
toral research. He is a consultant for the Naval 
Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. 

Carol Denison Brame '84 teaches at Red Mill 
Elementary School in Etters, PA, and also with the 
West Shore District. She was selected by Channel 27 
(WHTM) in Harrisburg as "The Class Act Teacher of 
the Week" for February 24, 1992. Her students 
nominated her for excellence in the classroom. 

James C. Budd '84 and Wendy Kahn Budd '85 
have two daughters, Nichole, 5, and Tamara, 2. Jim 
works for Star Enterprise in Morristown, NJ, and 
Wendy works for Rocking Horse Daycare Center in 
Cherry Hill. 

Leslie Engesser *84 married Albert F MacPherson 
on August 10, 1991. She is the choral director at the 
Northern Valley Regional High School in Demarest, 
NJ, and the choir director at the Haworth Congrega- 
tional Church. 

John P. Herr '84 married Patricia M. Doran on 
July 21, 1990. 

Ann Bachman Orth (Dr.) '84 is an NIH Postdoc- 
toral Fellow at Penn State. Ann and Charles welcomed 
a son, James Woodside, on June 5, 1991. 

Sharon Ann Carpenter Rose '84 and Raymond 
R. Rose '83 welcomed a son, Derek Azel, on July 3, 
1991. Sharon is advertising associate for Baltimore 

David G. Twamley '84 is sales manager for 
Southern Container Corp., Dayton, NJ. He has a 
daughter, Kelly, 3, and a son David, 1. 

Darryl R. Adler '85 and his wife. Dawn, welcomed 
a daughter, Danielle Elizabeth, on July 3, 1991. 

Allan A. Dutton '85 and Jane Rupert Dutton '85 
welcomed a daughter, Jenna Elizabeth, on August 29, 
1991. Jane earned a master's degree in social work 
from Temple University in May 1991 and became a 
licensed social worker in Pennsylvania. Allan teaches 
music for Penn Manor School District in Millersville, 
PA, and directs the senior choir at First United 
Methodist Church of Millersville. 

Brian D. Gockley '85 of Bridgeport, CT, was 
named associate editor of ST Informer, a national 
magazine catering to Atari computer users. 

Jill Herman Klinger '85 had substituted for a year 
at Ephrata (PA) Junior High School. She is working 
toward a master of music degree from West Chester 
University. Since 1985, she has taught middle school 
music and directed middle and high school choruses 
in the Brandywine Heights School District. 

Robert Muir '85 graduated from Widener Univer- 
sity School of Law in May 1991. On August 17, 1991, 
he married Wendy Stephenson in Wilmington, DE. 
He is attending the University of Miami School of Law 
to get his LL.M. in estate planning. 

Joseph R. Rotunda '85 and Jerri Roach Rotunda 
'85 welcomed a son, Anthony Joseph, on July 9, 1991 . 

Carol Neiman Stine '85 and her husband, Steve, 
welcomed a daughter, Ashley Nicole, born just 35 
minutes into the New Year 1992. 

Kathleen Yorty (Kitty) Thach '85 received a 
master of education degree in counseling from the 
University of North Carolina in Greensboro in Decem- 
ber 1991. She is a counselor with The Professional 
Christian Counseling Center in High Point. 

Jennifer L. Wright '85 married Jonathan M . 
Hertzler on September 28, 1991, in the LVC Chapel. 

Ruth E. Andersen *86 attends Rutgers University 
full time, pursuing an M.S. in industrial relations and 
human resources. 

Martha E. Bliss '86 married William J. Gelgot on 
December 21, 1991, in St. Andrews Presbyterian 
Church in Lebanon, PA. Martha teaches science at 


The Valley 

Lebanon Junior High School. 

Bret C. Hershey '86 is in need of a bone marrow 
transplant to help him recover from leukemia. He was 
diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia in July 
1991, when a parent of one of his students offered to 
give him a physical examination. Bret had not been to 
a doctor in 10 years. "It was really a fluke," says Bret. 
By April 1992, more than 200 people had signed up 
to be tested as potential bone-marrow donors. No 
match had been found in Bret's immediate family or 
in the marrow donor program registry. His type of 
leukemia can be fatal if no transplant is done. 

Julie A. Kissinger '86 was promoted to accounting 
officer in Hamilton Bank's financial division in 
Lancaster, PA. 

Stephen E. Norman '86 was named general man- 
ager at Stauffers of Kissell Hill's North York (PA) 

D. Scott Pontz '86 is the financial administrator for 
the modernization program of the 4,850 units of The 
Tampa Housing Authority. 

George A. Reiner (Dr.) '86 is a research chemist 
for Exxon Research and Engineering Co. in Annan- 
dale, NJ. 

Holly J. Smith '86 teaches kindergarten at Devon- 
shire Elementary School in Miami. She was named 
Teacher of the Year at her school. Holly is working 
on a master's degree in early childhood education. 

Blaik J. Westhoff (Rev.) '86 married Susan M. 
Althouse on October 5, 1991, at the Memorial Church 
of the Holy Cross in Reading, PA. He is employed by 
the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United 
Methodist Church in Valley Forge. 

Christine E. Boles '87 and Scott S. Cousin '86 
were married. 

John E. Copenhaver '87 was appointed an instru- 
mental music teacher at the Milton Hershey School in 
Hershey, PA. John and his wife, Lynlee Reed 
Copenhaver '87, welcomed a daughter, Morgan 
Elizabeth, on September 4, 1991. 

Laura A. Mehlman '87 married Mark B. Crowley 
on August 11, 1990. She is an account representative 
for Wallace College Book Co. of Lexington, KY. 

Terri A. Grant '87 and Joseph C. Pennington 
(Dr.) '87 were married on September 14, 1991, in 
Wilmington, DE. Joe received an M.D. degree from 
Jefferson Medical College on June 7, 1991, and served 
an internship in family medicine at Lancaster General 
Hospital. In July 1992, he began a residency in internal 
medicine at the Medical Center of Delaware for three 
years. Terri is a respiratory therapist. 

Elizabeth A. Kost '87 teaches in the Whitehall- 
Coplan (PA) School District. 

Marquerite M. Salam '87 and M. Anthony 
Kapolka '87 welcomed a son, Michael Anthony 
Kapolka, IV, on December 10, 1991. Anthony was 
appointed to the faculty of Dickinson College, teaching 
computer science, and is continuing to work on a Ph.D. 
in computer science at the University of Pittsburgh. 

Laurie G. Sava '87 married William Mueller on 
August 3, 1991. She is in her fourth year as director 
of music at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Philadelphia. 
She has six choirs and three weekly services. She has 
also taken on a full-time secretarial position with 
Avery Dennison/Soabar Systems. 

Elena C. Sicignano '87 and Douglas S. Hamm 
'88 were married on August 4, 1990. Elena is an 
occupational therapist at JFK Medical Center, and 
Doug is financial analyst for National Starch & 
Chemical Co. 

Cheryl J. Strong '87 married Mark A. Hagerty on 
March 21, 1992, in Queen of the Apostles Roman 
Catholic Church, Pennsville, NJ. She is employed in 

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management with The Gap. Inc. in Wilmington, DE. 
Her husband works in the West Chester (PA) court 
reporters office. 

Melanie A. Babcock '88 married Todd A. Russell 
on October 19, 1991. She is an employment specialist 
for first National Bank of Morgantown, WV. 

Dawna L. Didden '88 and Brian S. Salldin '87 
were married November 16, 1991. at St. Paul's 
Episcopal Church in Manheim, PA. Dawna is em- 
ployed by Hit or Miss, and Brian works at Parent 
Federal Savings Bank. 

Diane J. Fuss '88 married Scott Brown on Nov. 2, 
1991. She is employed in the civilian person office of 
the Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station in Phila- 
delphia. Scott is a mechanical engineer at Moore 
Products in Springhouse. 

David W. Hawk '88 has a new position as a chemist 
at Liquid Carbonil in Bethlehem, PA. 

Liana D. Hendrix '88 married Paul Riviere on June 
15, 1991. She studied voice for nine months in New 
York City with Susan Kline Martin. Paul's job as a 
civil engineer moved them to Rancho Cucamonga, 
CA, where Liana studies voice, sings and works 
toward her California teaching certification. 

Lissa T. Jennings '88 married Derek W. Nelson 
on August 25, 1990. She is a graduate student in 
inorganic chemistry at the University of Minnesota. 

Tracy L. Montgomery '88 and Richard P. Hoffman 
'86 were married on June 29, 1991. 

Robert E. Redman '88 married Jean Ann Bennett 
on May 18, 1991. He is a staff respiratory therapist at 
the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. His 
wife is a revenue agent for the IRS. 

Lance A. Shaffer '88 and Shelby L. Doerhoff were 
married August 16, 1991. Both serve in the U.S. Army 
and were involved in Operation Desert Shield/Storm 
from October 1990 to April 1991. 

Melissa J. Andrews '89 is in a temporary position 
as assistant dean of admissions at Shippensburg 

Michael D. Betz '89 is employed by United 
Restaurant Equipment. Inc. in Harrisburg. 

Martha E. Bordic '89 received a master's degree 
in psychology from Shippensburg in August 1991. 

Joseph E. Buehler '89 is a senior high English 
teacher at the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, PA. 

David K. Bush ''89 is employed by Designs 
Exclusively Levi Strauss & Co., a division of Designs, 
Inc., as a store manager in Mays Landing, NJ. 

G. Scott Carter '89 graduated from the University 
of Chicago Law School in June 1992 and will begin 
working for Pepper. Hamilton & Scheetz in Washing- 
ton. D.C., in the fall. 

Elizabeth A. Ebersole '89 was appointed as an 
intermediate school foreign language teacher at the 
Milton Hershey School in Hershey, PA. 

Linda Foerster Gardner '89 and her husband, 
Robert, announce the birth of a daughter, Samantha 
Nicole, on June 20, 1991. 

Jill M. Glassman '89 completed a course for 
activities directors and is now a New Jersey state- 
certified activities director. She works as an assistant 
activities director at Troy Hills (NJ) Nursing Home. 

Theresa D. Leach '89 teaches life science and 
coaches junior varsity girls' basketball at Bedford 
(PA) Middle School. She is an advisor at the Pennsyl- 
vania Junior Academy of Science and is working on a 
master's degree in educational administration. 

Gregory R. Lovell '89 was one of 31 employees 
of Armstrong World Industries' Innovation Center who 
were honored at an annual awards banquet held in 
Lancaster, PA. He is a senior project engineering 

Barbara S. Lowie '89 was named assistant softball 
and field hockey coach at Mansfield University. 

Douglas L. Nyce '89 is working at Hershey 
Chocolate USA while majoring on a second LVC 
degree in philosophy and music education. 

Patricia L. Pontari '89 lives and works in Kalama- 
zoo, MI, while working toward a master's degree in 
psychology from Western Michigan University. 

Eric K. Rabenold '89 passed the actuary exam and 
is now an associate actuary at Crumm and Foster in 
Parsippany, NJ. 

Lori J. Shenk '89 teaches kindergarten for the 
Conestoga Valley (PA) School District. 

Debra A. Spancake '89 and William J. O'Connor 
'89 were married December 27. 1991 , in the Immanuel 
United Methodist Church in Cleona, PA. Debra is 
employed by the Lebanon School District, and Bill is 
employed by AMP, Inc. 

Janelle Klunk Walter '89 and her husband, Chris- 
topher, welcomed a daughter. Caitlin Rose, on July 
6, 1991. Janelle is a certified medical technologist at 
Hanover (PA) General Hospital. 

Kim M. Weiser '89 and George V. Stockburger 
'89 were married. Kim is assistant manager at First 
National Bank in Newton, PA, and George is manager 
at Stockburger Chevrolet. 



Suzanne D. Bolinsky '90 is a chemist with Hawk 
Mountain Labs Inc. in Pottsville, PA. The business is 
owned by David and Sylvia Rosenberry Gittleman, 
both 1956 graduates of LVC. 

Paula A. Boyd '90 and Richard S. Sutor, who 
attended LVC, were married October 11, 1991, in 
Richardson Park United Methodist Church in Wilming- 
ton, DE. Paula is employed by Foschi Fine Photogra- 
phy in Wilmington, and Richard works at Metropolitan 
Life Insurance Co. in New Castle. 

Bradley P. Boyer '90 received a master of music 
degree in accompanying and chamber music from the 
Florida State University in April 1992; he graduated 
magna cum laude. 

Diane L. "Dee" Capece '90 and Rory Hertzog 
*90 were married June 22, 1991. Dee teaches math at 
Central York (PA) High School. Rory is a commercial 
loan officer at Fanner's Bank & Trust in Hanover. 

James F. Dillman ni *90 is in his second year of 
graduate studies in anatomy and cell biology at the 
University of Virginia. 

Melissa Linkous "Mitzy" Dillman '90 is program 
director at WKTR, a gospel radio station that is located 
in Quinque, VA. 

A. Keith Dils '90 received a master of public 
administration degree from Shippensburg University 
in December 1991. 

Melanie A. Fleek '90 and Robert G. Sherman 
'90 were married June 29, 1991, in Phoenixville, PA. 
Melanie is studying immunology at Emory University 
in Atlanta. GA, and Bob accepted a position as the 
regional chemist for the southeastern United States and 
Puerto Rico with Ashland Chemicals, Inc. in Atlanta. 

Carl H. Fortna '90 attends Cornell Veterinary 

Shawn M. Gingrich '90 was the featured organist 
in a mid-week Lenten Concert at St. Matthew Lutheran 
Church in Hanover, PA. 

Tamara S. GrofF '90 teaches Spanish and German 
at Solanco High School in Quarryville, PA. 

Matthew S. Guenther '90 led a group of high 

school students to Germany during the summer of 
1991; this summer he is supervising a 10-day Goethe 
Institute trip to Berlin for students who won a contest. 

Lisa K. Kerlin '90 attends Edgehill Theological 
College in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in a one-year 
exchange with Drew Theological School. 

Lisa A. Kerr '90 lives in western Germany just 
south of Stuttgart. She translates documents for a major 
geological firm (Enmotec) and teaches a private 
English conversation course. She was accepted to 
Eberhard-Karls University in November 1991. She 
will obtain her magister (the German equivalant of a 
master's) in German literature, with minors in German 
linguistics and American Studies. 

John J. Maransky (2nd Lt.) '90 graduated from 
the Basic School at Marine Corps Combat Develop- 
ment Command in Quantico, VA. 

Marliese A. Miller '90 and David Filbert '87 were 
married on August 17, 1991, in Burlington, NJ. 
Marliese received her master's degree in teaching from 
Glassboro State College in August 1991, and teaches 
5th grade at Burlington Township School District. 
David pursues an M.A. degree in government at 
Lehigh University. 

Dawn Shantz Pontz '90 teaches 1st grade at 
Sanders Memorial Elementary School in Land-O- 
Lakes, FL. 

Karen A. Reilly *90 teaches kindergarten at Our 
Lady of Fatima School in Piscataway, NJ. 

Bradley A. Rinehimer '90 is a casualty claims 
representative at Crawford & Company. 

Kathleen M. Ryan '90 and Gregory R. Leedy 
'92 were married December 14, 1991, at St. Joan of 
Arc Church in Hershey, PA. Kathleen is a teacher, and 
Greg is employed by Roadway Express. 

Can dace M. Wheedleton '90 married Edward 
Allebach on September 28, 1991 . 

Stefanie L. Wilds '90 is an administrative assistant 
to the president of Keating Fibre International. 

Edward F. Wirth '90 and Anne M. Wolf '90 were 
married August 10, 1991, in Hershey, PA. Ed pursues 
a master in marine science degree at the University of 
South Carolina in Columbia, and Annie is a clinical 
counselor in a residential treatment center for emotion- 
ally disturbed adolescents. 

Joyce K. Attix '91 earned a full-tuition scholarship 
to The Cincinnati Conservatory of Music for graduate 
study in organ performance. 

Michelle L. Leddy '91 teaches 6th grade science 
and math at Beeber Wynnefield Alternative Program 
in the Philadelphia School District. 

Dina H. Litzenberger '91 and Michael J. Slechta 
'91 were married on December 21, 1991, at Calvary 
United Church of Christ in Barto, PA. Dina is a 
microbiology laboratory technician with Hydro- 
Analysis Associates, Inc. /U.S. Food and Dairy, Ltd., 
Kutztown, PA, and Michael is a strings teacher/ 
orchestra director in the Lancaster schools. 

Maryann Lucykanish Puia '91 is head teacher of 
nursery/day care for NORWESCAP, located in Phil- 
lipsburg, NJ. 

Kenethia R. Staley '92 welcomed a son, Khari 
Dante" Lee on January 16, 1992. 


Raymond Muller HI '92, March 28, 1992. He was 
shot early in the morning by a gunman who held up the 
McDonald's in Burlington, NJ, where Raymond was 
a night manager. He leaves a wife and two children. 
Contributions to a trust fund for his children's educa- 
tion may be sent to: Beverly United Methodist Church, 
Warren St., Beverly, NJ 08016. 


The Valley 

Join the Lebanon Valley College Alumni Association 

Sail aboard the M/S Monarch of the Seas 

January 3 -10, 1993 

Rates per person range 
from $1,488 to $1,675 

June 20 - 27, 1993 

Rates per person range 
from $1,584 to $1,784 

Visit the exciting ports of: 

San Juan, Puerto Rico 
Bridgetown, Barbados 
Philipsburg, St. Maarten 
Fort-de-France, Martinique 
St. John's, Antigua 
St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. 

Rates Include 

Round trip scheduled 
air transportation from 
most major gateway 
cities to San Juan. 

Round trip transfers 
between the airport 
and pier in San Juan. 

Seven (7) nights' accommo- 
dation aboard the Royal 
Caribbean's M/S Monach 
of the Seas. 

All meals, enter- 
tainment and sea 

Port and 
departure taxes. 

For additional information, please call Boscov's Travel Center at (717) 274-1441 or Boscov's Group Travel at (215) 370-3467 or (800) 782-5605 

Come tour England 
and the Emerald Isle. 

Plan now to accompany Dr. Philip 
Billings, professor of English, on 
another of his famous jaunts to 
England and Ireland, on June 14- 
29, 1993. 

The estimated $1,850 cost will cover: 

■ 7 days bed and breakfast in 

■ 7 days bed and breakfast in Dublin 
and Galway 

■ tickets to 2 plays 

■ 2 dinners 

■ a one-day trip to Cambridge 

■ Special prices on walking tours, 
pub crawls, extra day trips and 
extra theatre tickets 

More information will be included 
in the Fall issue of The Valley. To 
sign up for the tour, call or write: 

Dr. Philip Billings 

English Department 

Lebanon Valley College 

Annville, PA 17003 

(717) 867-6245 

October 2 to 4 

How long has it been since you've been home 
to the Valley? Renew old friendships and 
rekindle happy memories with a Homecoming 
visit. Look tor details of activities in a mailing 
that will reach you soon. We hope to see you! 

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