ianon Valley College Magazine Summer 1992
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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
8 NEWS BRIEFS
25 ALUMNI NEWS
27 VALLEY VIEW
28 CLASS NOTES
Editor: Judy Pehrson
Marilyn Boeshore, Class Notes
Beth Aubum Davis
John B. Deamer, Jr.
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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.
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-
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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:
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
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
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
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.
JUDY PEHRSON (ALL)
(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
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
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.
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
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
cooking was the theme) are still active.
They are Dr. Owen and Kathy Moe; the
Kearneys, the Riley s and the Woodses.
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.
The current roster lists— in addition to
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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Celebrating child care
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
The child care center opened a year ago
and serves 70 children, ranging in age from
six months to six years.
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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
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-
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
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:
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 .
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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,
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.
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.
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
Summer 1992 11
Lebanon Valley, an M.S. from the Univer-
sity of York in England and a Ph.D. in
sociology from Northwestern University.
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
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
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
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
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
Mary Beth Strehl
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.
Leonie Lang-Hambourg will begin a
one-year appointment as instructor of Ger-
man beginning in the fall semester.
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
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.
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.
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.
At the annual awards recognition night in
April, the following employees were hon-
ored for their service:
■ for 25 years: Robert Harnish and
■ for 20 years: Dr. John Heffner, Char-
lotte Rittle, Sarah Stohler and Dr. Den-
■ 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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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
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-
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
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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-
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,"
"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
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,
16 The Valley
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
"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
"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
"I wasn't shielded from
anything and I really
learned what it is like to
work in television."
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
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
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
"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
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
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."
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
Evans and psychology department chair
"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.
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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
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.
A Great Record on Placement
These figures from the college's career
and placement office are
Valley College bachelor's degree graduates over a five-year
Employed in area of study
Employed, but seeking a position in
Medical, dental, law and graduate study
Further undergraduate study
Still seeking employment
* Includes those engaged in volunteer work or travel or not seeking employment.
** Percentages may
not total 100 percent due to rounding.
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."
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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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
eastern Pennsylvania then. There was no
question about it: that's where I was going
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.
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
"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
"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
Conrad credits his experience as an
undergraduate for teaching him to think
and to write. "Lebanon Valley gave me a
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,"
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.
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
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.
Steve Roberts ('65)
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
James S. Pacy *52 is in his 25th year at the
University of Vermont, where he is a professor of
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
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
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
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
Sara "Sallie" Gerhart Light '64 teaches 4th grade
at an inner city school in Camden, NJ. She is
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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R. Carlos Nakai
Touchstone Theatre in "Candide"
Eugene Friesen, Paul Halley &
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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-
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
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
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"
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
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
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,
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
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-
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
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-
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
Martha E. Bliss '86 married William J. Gelgot on
December 21, 1991, in St. Andrews Presbyterian
Church in Lebanon, PA. Martha teaches science at
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
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-
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
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 &
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
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
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
Dawn Shantz Pontz '90 teaches 1st grade at
Sanders Memorial Elementary School in Land-O-
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-
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.
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
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
St. John's, Antigua
St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
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
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-
The estimated $1,850 cost will cover:
■ 7 days bed and breakfast in
■ 7 days bed and breakfast in Dublin
■ 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
Lebanon Valley College
Annville, PA 17003
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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ANNVILLE, PA 17003
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