Lebanon Valley College Magazine
Volume 26 Number 1
Kelly Alsedek Jasmine Ammons Bucher ’97, M’11, P’14 Marianne Clay Tim Flynn ’05 Meghan Gibson Johnson Dr. Tom Hanrahan, Editor Pat Huggins Mary Kent ’11 Jake King ’11 Christine Brandt Little, Feature Writer Charles McElwee ’11 Marty Parkes, Executive Director Emily Summey Anita Williams, Class Notes Designer
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24 Inside Cover: Members of
the Class of 2011 enjoy their accomplishment after the College’s 142nd Commencement in May.
14 Making Dreams Come True Alumni, friends, and family members have generously established scholarships in honor of loved ones, cherished professors, or simply because they remember how difficult it was to pay for college. Read about some of the donors who have established and continue to support scholarships at LVC.
24 A Fierce and Wondrous Calling Dr. Stephen MacDonald, LVC’s 17th president, recently announced that he will retire on June 30, 2012. We reflect on his 13 years at the Valley, including the first six in which he served as dean of the College and vice president for academic affairs.
Departments 2 Valley News & Notes 30 Class News & Notes 43 In Memoriam On the Cover: During his tenure as president, Dr. Stephen MacDonald
has overseen $80 million in building projects that have expanded and enhanced campus.
Editor’s Note: In the spring Valley (p. 8), we noted that the Lynch family had gifted to the College a grandfather clock crafted by The Rev.
Harry Miller for Dr. Clyde Lynch, LVC president from 1932 to 1950. Rev. Miller’s granddaughter, Janet Miller McLeod, wrote to tell us of an interesting coincidence. It turns out that Miller was pictured in The Valley Fund advertisement on the inside back cover of the same issue. In fact, Miller is also an LVC graduate, Class of 1899. He is seated in the second row on the far-right side of the picture (see p. 47). Thank you fall 2011 1 to Janet for pointing this out and for letting us know that Miller is a fellow Dutchman.
Valley News & Notes College Welcomes Largest Incoming Class in History LVC
has enrolled the largest incoming class in the 146year history of the College, with 510 new students arriving this fall. Total full-time undergraduate enrollment increased 1.5 percent from last year—from 1,611 to 1,630 students. Additionally, 480 graduate students from the business administration, music education, and science education master’s programs, and 160 part-time undergraduate students are studying at LVC this fall. William J. Brown Jr. ’79, LVC vice president of enrollment, said, “This fall’s entering class is the largest in the College’s history. The record class and several initiatives in retention directed toward improving the entire collegiate experience for our students, have produced the largest full-time undergraduate opening enrollment in the last four years.” The incoming class includes 468 freshmen and 42 transfer students from nine states. Seventy-seven percent of the entering freshmen graduated in the top 30 percent of their high school class, earning them automatic Presidential Scholarships of up to 50 percent off tuition. An additional 61 freshmen were awarded Presidential Scholarships based on other factors including standardized test scores, rigor of
their high school curriculum, and extracurricular activities. The result is that 82 percent of the freshman class has been awarded one of the three merit-based scholarships.
Dr. MacDonald Announces Annual Community Gifts Dr. Stephen MacDonald, LVC president,
announced the College’s annual gifts to the community during the 51st Annual Opening Breakfast on August 26. MacDonald presented checks to Annville Township’s
(l. to r.): Dr. Stephen MacDonald, president; Dr. Lynn G. Phillips ’68, chair of the board of trustees; Dick Charles, Annville commissioner and vice president emeritus for advancement; Bruce Hamer, Annville Township secretary; and Dr. Steven Houser, superintendent, Annville-Cleona School District
downtown economic development project for $50,000, Annville Township for $10,800, and Annville-Cleona School District for $16,800. The $50,000 gift to the downtown economic development project was the College’s fourth of a five-year, $250,000 gift. MacDonald said, “Lebanon Valley College and Annville are bound together by geography and history and a century and a half of habits of affection. The College derives a central measure of its identity from its presence in this small town. We occupy a significant place in the economy of the township, and we understand that our financial well-being is linked to Annville’s. We cannot prosper if the township suffers; we believe the township, and indeed the entire area, would suffer grave economic distress if the College were to endure hard times.” To read President MacDonald’s complete remarks, visit www.lvc.edu/remarks.
Alumni Survey Results Call for Redesigned E-Newsletter In direct response
to the generous feedback many of you provided during the recent alumni survey, the Office of Alumni Programs launched a completely redesigned e-newsletter to kick off the new school year. The monthly e-communication now includes graphics, color, and more news about upcoming events, campus news and notes, and interesting facts and figures. If you want to win a gift for answering the monthly Dutchman Trivia question or simply stay in touch with the Valley, email Hayward@lvc.edu to subscribe. (see p. 41 for survey comments.)
LVC Excels in Several National Rankings LVC received four major
accolades this fall in rankings based on everything from quality of teaching and graduation rates to great career prospects and accessibility of professors. The College was recognized by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, The Princeton Review, and G.I. Jobs magazine. For the fifth consecutive year, Lebanon Valley College is ranked among the top three in the North in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category among “Best Regional Colleges” in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 edition of the book America’s Best Colleges. LVC has been among the top 10 colleges in its category for all eight years the list has been compiled—including the past five years among the top three. In addition, LVC moved up to #6 overall among the 74 comparable institutions in its regional category.
U.S. News & World Report publishes the best-known ratings of the nation’s colleges and universities. The “Great Schools, Great Prices” ranking is based on a calculation that takes into account a school’s academic quality, as indicated by its 2012 U.S. News ranking, and the 2010–2011 net cost of attendance for a student who receives the average level of need-based financial aid. The higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the deal is for students. The College was also listed as “A Best in the Northeast” college by The Princeton Review, named to Forbes list of “America’s Top Colleges,” and as a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine. For more information on these honors, visit www.lvc.edu.
Mund Renovation and Expansion Update Students arriving on campus this fall were greeted by new dining
facilities, including a new servery and kitchen, in the Mund College Center. With the first two of three phases complete, the College is on track to finish the $13.3-million project in spring 2012. LVC is seeking LEED certification for the building; progress can be followed by visiting www.lvc.edu/Mund. Visitors can see the floor plan, construction schedule, parking and traffic information, photos, videos, and live webcam. Additional photos and student feedback can also be found at www.facebook.com/LebanonValleyCollege. fall 2011
Valley News & Notes Third Annual Distinguished Artists Series LVC began its third annual Distinguished Artists Series on Oct. 2 by showcasing
a world-renowned marimba soloist, Naoko Takada, in Lutz Hall of the Blair Music Center. Takada has performed hundreds of recitals and concerts including performances in Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Tokyo Suntory Hall, and the Tokyo Memorial Concert Hall. Richard Elliot, principal Mormon Tabernacle organist, will conclude the Distinguished Artists Series with a 3 p.m. performance on Feb. 26, 2012. Elliott performs, tours, and records with the Mormon Tabernacle choirs and plays for weekly broadcasts and daily 30-minute organ recitals in the Tabernacle. For more information or tickets to Elliot’s concert, call the Music Department at 717-867-6275. Tickets are available in advance at the Music Department Office for $10 or at the door for $15.
Colloquium Series Studies Money The 2011–2012 LVC Colloquium is focused on the timely topic of money. The goal is to analyze many issues faced by today’s politicians and world leaders, including unemployment, poverty, and the gender-wage gap. Colloquium events range from discussions on tax policy and a theoretical discussion of the very idea of money, to the ideology of the free market and the morality and theology of capitalism. Visit www.lvc.edu/colloquium for more information and a complete listing of Colloquium events.
LVEP Holds 22nd Annual Golf Tournament The Lebanon Valley Education Partnership (LVEP), a collaboration between the College and the Lebanon School District, raised nearly $47,000 during the 22nd Annual Achievement Challenge Golf Tournament earlier this fall. The LVEP program encourages economically disadvantaged students in Lebanon City to study, stay in school, and aspire to pursue post-secondary education. Academically qualified students may receive a scholarship to attend LVC.
Marissa Hernandez ’12, LVEP scholarship recipient and mentor, was the keynote speaker. She is one of 32 LVEP scholars attending LVC. To date, 26 LVEP scholars have graduated from the Valley. To learn more about the program or to find out how to register for next year’s tournament, visit www.lvc.edu/lvep or call Jamie Cecil M’07 at 1-866-LVC-1866 (1-866-582-1866). Marissa Hernandez ’12
New Pictorial History of Annville Published Arcadia Publishing released Annville
Township as part of its “Images of America” series during Historic Old Annville Day on June 11. The book, written by the Rev. Dr. Paul Fullmer, chaplain and director of service and volunteerism at LVC, features historic pictures of the College in its tenth chapter. “We’re glad to share some of the fascinating pictures of historic Annville that have been donated by many local families,” Fullmer said, “as well as from the archives of the Friends of Old Annville and Lebanon Valley College.” Many of the images have been donated from private collections of local residents and have not been available to the general public.
Approximately 225 historic pictures and sketches of locations along Main, Queen, Maple, and other Annville streets fill the book’s 128 pages. A portion of the profits from the sale of the book is being donated to the Friends of Old Annville. It can be purchased from the LVC College Store (www. lvc.edu/CollegeStore) and from other online retailers.
Carol Miller Leads Field Hockey This summer, LVC
selected Carol Miller, former head field hockey coach at the University of Delaware and Millersville University, to lead its field hockey program. She has amassed 280 career wins in Division I and II. The 2009 NCAA Division I National Coach of the Year, Miller spent the last 18 seasons
at her alma mater, Delaware, where she led the Blue Hens to three conference titles and a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances, most recently in 2009. At LVC, Miller has inherited one of the nation’s top Division III programs. The Dutchmen have appeared in six consecutive NCAA tournaments and returned two allAmericans up front, including two-time national scoring leader Jocelyn Novak ’12 and 2010 national assists leader Caitlin Vasey ’13. LVC entered the season coming off its second straight NCAA Elite Eight appearance and earned the nation’s #1 ranking last October.
The Hearsey Scholarship for Actuarial Science Reaches Goal Through the generosity of friends, former students, and an anonymous donor who pledged $10,000, The Hearsey Scholarship for Actuarial Science has surpassed its $100,000 goal, and its total endowment is still climbing. The scholarship was created in honor of Dr. Bryan Hearsey, professor emeritus of mathematical sciences, who taught for almost 40 years and served as the long-time chair of the Mathematical Sciences Department and the Actuarial Science Program at the College. To see the current total, a list of donors, or to donate to the Hearsey Scholarship, please visit www.lvc.edu//hearsey.
Valley News & Notes Accolades for LVC at Regional Organist Convention This summer, three members of LVC’s Music
Department received high honors at the American Guild of Organists Region III Convention. In a collaborative effort, the works and performances of two faculty members and a rising sophomore shined brightly and achieved an LVC first in the long and storied history of LVC music. Tyler Canonico ’14, of Baltimore, Md., became the first LVC student to win the Quimby/AGO Region III Young Organist Competition. He was selected as the top performer among individuals age 24 and under, after qualifying by winning the chapter-level competition. He played works by Bach, a piece from the romantic period, and a piece from the contemporary period. In addition to winning a monetary prize, Canonico performed a winner’s recital during the convention and was invited to perform in the Rising Stars recital next summer at the American Guild of Organists National Convention in Nashville. At LVC, music major Canonico studies under Dr. Shelly Moorman-Stahlman, a renowned organ recitalist, professor
of music, and College organist. She was a featured recitalist at the convention, where she performed a new work by Dr. Scott Eggert, LVC professor of music. Eggert’s piece, Hurly Burly, was commissioned for the regional convention.
Valley Graduates Go Green On June 30,
the College’s “Doing Good, Going Green” challenge reached its goal of 500 donations from recent graduates, those graduating between 2001 and 2010. In honor of the success, the College planted a tree to symbolize the school’s commitment to the environment and recognize those who contributed to the challenge.
Donors who made a gift of $25 or more received a reusable tote bag, and all donors, regardless of the amount donated, received no additional paper solicitations for the rest of that fundraising year. One lucky graduate, Rev. Christopher Rankin ’01 of Cleona, won a $250 Amazon gift card in a random drawing. Consideration for the environment was at the core throughout the “Doing Good, Going Green” project with email communications serving as the primary tool. The few necessary printed pieces were produced in an environmentneutral manner that preserved two trees; eliminated seven pounds of water-borne waste; saved 1,020 gallons of wastewater flow; prevented 222 pounds of net greenhouse gases; saved 1.7 million BTUs of energy; preserved 2,289 cubic feet of natural gas; and was the equivalent of planting 19 trees.
Parkes Named Executive Director of Marketing and Communications Martin J. Parkes has been
named to the newly created position of executive director of marketing and communications. Parkes will provide overall strategic and operational direction to the College’s marketing and communications efforts. “Marty Parkes brings enormous talent and great experience to the new position of executive director of marketing and communications at LVC,” said Dr. Stephen C. MacDonald, LVC president. “We are delighted that he will be able to provide dynamic leadership in shaping this office and in guiding the work of his talented and creative colleagues.”
Parkes oversees the new office of marketing and communications, formerly the office of college relations, which includes the publications, web, public relations, and athletic communication divisions. He assumed his new duties on August 1. “LVC, as I have come to learn, is a wonderful institution that provides a high-caliber academic experience to all its students,” said Parkes, who has 15 years of senior level communications and marketing experience, most recently as associate vice president of marketing and community relations at Maryville University in St. Louis and previously at the United States Golf Association.
“LVC, as I have come to learn, is a wonderful institution that provides a high-caliber academic experience to all its students.”
Graduate Wins Psychology Research Award Recent alumna Stephanie Mannon ’11 was awarded first place and a cash prize
at the Pennsylvania Psychological Association’s Annual Conference in Harrisburg for her research on pre-employment screening of police officers. Dr. Louis Laguna, associate professor of psychology, was the faculty advisor for the project. The duo collaborated on the research and presentation process and will submit a manuscript for consideration in a peer-reviewed journal this year. Mannon and Laguna developed an original 20-item officer-rating instrument considering traits and behaviors directly related to police performance. The rating criteria were selected to be easily understood and completed by a police supervisor with knowledge of the officer’s day-to-day performance.
Valley News & Notes
Two Retire, Seven Appointed to Board of Trustees After
a combined 47 years of service, two members of the College’s Board of Trustees retired in June. Seven new members also joined the board in June. Dr. E.H. Arnold H’87 was elected to the board on May 16, 1975 and served as a board member through five presidents and two acting presidents. He had served as board vice chair since 1989 and joined the Finance and Investment Committee in the early 1980s, having served as committee chair since 1994. Arnold played an important role in financial review and oversight, and in the improvement of LVC’s financial position during his tenure on the board. Under his leadership, full-time undergraduate enrollment increased from 1,015 to 1,611; endowment funds increased from $3 million to $46.4 million by June 2011; and the operating budget increased from just over $5 million in 1975-76 to $52 million for the current year. William Lehr Jr., Esq., was elected to the board in May 1999. His peers placed confidence in his leadership and experience in the corporate and non-profit world and he was named board chair in 2003. Lehr graduated from Georgetown University Law Center then served in the U.S. Army.
William Lehr, Esq.
He began a career at Hershey Foods, eventually becoming the corporation’s senior vice president and secretary. He serves as a board member for several non-profit organizations in the midstate and on the national level, and has twice been named a “Mover and Shaker” by the Central Penn Business Journal. Lehr is chairman and CEO of Capital Blue Cross. The newest board appointees include five alumni, a faculty member, and a student representative. They are Terence C. Brown ’78, president of Brown Technology Group; Susanne Harley Dombrowski ’83, principal
Dr. E.H. Arnold H’87 and Dr. Jeanne Donlevy Arnold H’08
and shareholder of the Lancaster office of Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz; Chester Q. Mosteller ’75, founder and president of Mosteller & Associates; Stephen M. Nelson ’84, P’12, CFO of Haines and Kibblehouse, Inc.; Tracey Smith Stover ’91, partner and global leader of chemicals for PricewaterhouseCoopers; Dr. Jeffrey W. Robbins, faculty trustee and associate professor of religion and philosophy, director of the Colloquium, and director of the American studies program at LVC; and Renee Fritz ’13, student trustee from Lancaster majoring in actuarial science and economics.
Leer en Español at LVC Highlighted in National Media LVC garnered national attention when it translated its major admission pages into Spanish in response to the growing Hispanic population in LVC’s primary markets. The pages, geared toward parents looking for undergraduate admission information for their children, appear in English, but include a link that reads “Leer en Español” that goes to Spanish versions. Led by LVC’s Dr. Ivette Guzman Zavala, assistant professor of Spanish, Valley students translated the pages as a project for the Office of Admission. Only pages that are likely to be read by parents were translated said Bill Brown Jr. ’79, vice president for enrollment. The translated pages were featured on the websites of both The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Huffington Post and can be read in entirety at chronicle.com.
LVC Concert Choir Tours Scandinavia The Concert Choir toured Scandinavia this
summer, making stops in Norway and Denmark. This year marked the 75th anniversary of the choir tour, celebrated during the 75§20 Choral Jubilee at LVC. Dr. Mark Mecham, Clark and Edna Carmean Distinguished Chair and Professor of Music and choir director, compiled a program featuring three great music traditions: American hymnody, with its roots in the Renaissance motet; the music of Scandinavia in honor of the trip to Norway and Denmark; and the commissioning of contemporary choral works looking toward the future. In addition to performing in various venues, the choir enjoyed visits to historic and entertaining landmarks. In Oslo, the group celebrated “National Day” or “Norwegian Constitution Day” with the locals, taking part in children’s parades and festivities.
Third Year of Increase in Community Service Hours at LVC LVC students
completed 17,877 hours of service during the 2010–11 academic year, equal to $381,852 worth of service, primarily in the greater Lebanon community. The annual total is the highest since the standards for qualified hours were revised three years ago: students served 15,683 hours in 2009–10 and 13,334 qualified hours in 2008–09. An awards system has been developed as an incentive for students to serve the community. Service awards are posted to the student’s Job Center Profile where prospective employers may note their involvement. Students who serve 25–60 hours receive a Bronze Community Service Award, 61–99 hours of service merits a Silver Award, and more than 100 hours of service in addition to participation in a residential project of at least three days earns a student a Gold Award. Overall, the students represented 51 student organizations, athletic teams, academic departments, and special interest residence communities.
Valley News & Notes
LVC Graduates 460 Students at 142nd Commencement
The College awarded diplomas to 460 graduates on May 14. The graduating seniors were joined by 24 doctor of physical therapy candidates, 35 master’s degree candidates, and 44 students who graduated in December 2010 and received their degrees at the Commencement ceremony.
Dr. Grant Taylor
You can view Commencement photos at www.flickr.com/lvc1866.
Dr. Grant Taylor, assistant professor of art and art history, was the Commencement speaker. The Australia native inspired students with Aboriginal phrases in a speech titled Ngalata gárra gannow, in which he told three mini-stories translating to: Friend, we walked together only a short time ago; Brother, we walked together a long time ago; and finally, Now all of us walk together. Taylor earned the honor because he was recognized at last year’s ceremony with the College’s highest teaching honor for a full-time faculty member, The Thomas Rhys Vickroy Award. You can watch Taylor’s speech at youtube.com/LebanonValleyCollege. President Stephen C. MacDonald conferred an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree on Dr. Tibor Sipos ’64,
Dr. Tibor Sipos ’64 with Dr. Stephen C. MacDonald
whose discoveries in the field of medical pharmaceuticals have alleviated suffering and prolonged the lives of those diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and other serious diseases. A research chemist and entrepreneur, Sipos was born in Budapest, Hungary, and came to the U.S. in 1957. Dr. Catherine Romagnolo, assistant professor of English, won this year’s Thomas Rhys Vickroy Award for teaching. Romagnolo was described by a nominator as an instructor who “doesn’t teach her students what to think: instead she teaches them how to think.” Dr. Michael Green, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty, noted that Romagnolo
Dr. Catherine Romagnolo
“nurtures students’ ability to connect and extend meaningful learning and contributions outside of the classroom into new territory.” The top student award, the H. Anthony Neidig Award, went to Stephen Campbell ’11, an art and art history and computer science double major from Lancaster. He was described by an instructor as “a true interdisciplinarian who freely combines, skews, and reimagines disciplinary knowledge.” Another said that he “is a natural leader in the classroom. He is quick to investigate new tools and approaches, and asks questions that help us all to understand the subject.”
Stephen Campbell ’11
Nancy Williams, adjunct instructor of art and art history, won the Nevelyn J. Knisley Award, which goes to parttime and adjunct members of the College faculty. Williams has taught drawing, painting, printmaking, and teaching of art in the schools for the past five years. One student said of her teaching: “She gives so much more of herself than the job requires; she develops a relationship with each of her students, taking a personal interest in their development as artists.” Dr. David Rudd, chair of business and economics and professor of business administration, was honored with the Educator of the Year Award, which is voted on by the students. Ashten O’Brien ’11, student government president, presented the award, saying Rudd “is a dynamic professor who displays a love for LVC both in and out of the classroom… This enthusiastic professor certainly meets the mission of this historic liberal arts college with his investment in students’ academic and co-curricular lives.”
Dr. David Rudd
Valley News & Notes
During Celebration Weekend Alumni Weekend 2011 brought alumni and guests to campus to share memories of their time at the Valley and celebrate reunions. As part of the weekend, eight graduates were honored at the annual Alumni Awards Reception and Dinner.
The Young Alumni Award, given to an individual who has graduated from Lebanon Valley College within the last 15 years and has achieved success in one’s profession and contributed significantly to the community or the College, was presented to Natalia Anteleva ’02. Her career began during her junior year when she started freelancing for the British Broadcasting Company (BBC). That year she won a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship and traveled to Senegal, in Africa. After graduating, Anteleva covered the revolution in her native Georgia for the BBC, among other freelance projects for them, before being hired full-time in 2004. She has traveled the world covering events including the recent death of Osama Bin Laden. Several alumni were honored with Alumni Citations, given to those with
Natalie Hope McDonald ’97
Natalie Hope McDonald ’97 received the Creative Achievement Award. With experience in the publishing industry as a freelance writer, editor, and photographer, McDonald’s work is seen in newspapers, magazines, journals, and online. She was previously editor of lifestyle publications at Boston and Philadelphia magazines, and is currently the editor of G Philly, a new series of blogs from Philadelphia magazine. The D. Clark Carmean Award in Admission was presented to David
David Todd ’97
Todd ’97, a high school physics teacher in the East Pennsboro School District. The award is given to an individual with notable service to the Valley’s Admission Office, especially with referring and recruiting new students. Todd also brings students to campus to experience college life firsthand. He recently partnered with Dr. Michael Day, LVC professor of physics, to analyze the scientific papers of I.I. Rabi, winner of the 1941 Nobel Prize in Physics.
Natalia Anteleva ’02
significant service in one of three areas—profession, community, or to the College. James Glasgow Jr. ’81 (not pictured), managing director and portfolio manager at Five Mile Capital Partners in Stamford, Conn., received the first Alumni Citation. Glasgow has hosted LVC interns the past two years, was a 2009 Lazin Resident, and is a current member of the College’s Board of Trustees.
The Distinguished Alumnus Award presentation closed the ceremony. Richard Wong ’77 received the honor, which is presented to a graduate who provides significant service to his or her profession, community, and to the College. After graduation, Wong changed his plans to attend seminary and joined a Philadelphia advertising Pamela Shadel Fischer ’81
awards for her work in improving teen driving safety. Currently, she provides transportation safety consulting services to the National Safety Council, among other clients and organizations. Fischer also returned to LVC in 2009 as a Lazin Resident.
Beth Jones ’72
Dr. William Renzulli ’61 received the final Alumni Citation. After graduation, he earned his M.D. from Thomas Jefferson University. In 1971, Renzulli established an internal medicine practice before becoming the section chief of the Department of Medicine at Wilmington Medical Richard Wong ’77
Beth Jones ’72, the second Alumni Citation honoree, knew early she would attend LVC due to the influence of her alumni parents. Jones graduated and began teaching in the Central Dauphin School District in Harrisburg. Later, she joined the private sector including a 25-year career with United Airlines. Currently, Jones serves as the public liaison officer for the Transportation Security Administration and is on the Board of Advisors for the Penn State University School of Information Science and Technology. The next honoree was Pamela Shadel Fischer ’81. Fischer has spent more than 25 years as a transportation safety expert at the local, state, and national levels. Appointed director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety in 2007, she received numerous
Dr. William Renzulli ’61
Center. Later, he rediscovered his passion for art, left his practice, and began a new career. He now owns an art studio, Gallery 5, in Paducah, Ky.
agency. Retaining a commitment to his church, Wong began working with the Christian Children’s Fund and Gifts in Kind International before becoming a vice president with Union Presbyterian Seminary. Noticing the decline of the church, Wong took the position “to make an impact and help transform the church.” Wong remembers his roots and helps Lebanon Valley often. He served as a regional ambassador in Virginia and took part in the Lazin Series in 2007–08. Wong also assists in his community, serving as board member and audit chair for the Alexandria Community Trust and volunteer advisor to the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals.
Making Dreams Come True
The donors who generously establish scholarships—and the students whose lives are forever changed by them
By Christine Brandt Little
Affording tuition at any college—let alone a private college—is more difficult than ever in today’s challenging economy. But, thanks to alumni and friends who have established scholarships, an LVC liberal arts education can be within reach for many who could not otherwise afford it. In fact, 78 percent (1,272 of 1,630) of current full-time undergraduates receive scholarship support from the College. Enjoy these stories about some of our generous donors and the students who have benefitted from their support.
Eric Himelright M’98 with grandfather John Kissinger
“No one in our family had ever attended college, but my mother and grandfather did everything they could to make sure we had the opportunity.”
In Their Shoes What motivates a donor to underwrite a scholarship at LVC? There are many reasons. Many donors faced uphill financial battles of their own when they were college students, and they want to help others caught in the same bind. Eric Himelright M’98 credits his grandfather, John Kissinger, with teaching him the value of a dollar—and of an education. That’s why Himelright created The John Kissinger Scholarship in Business for students who need financial help to make college a reality. “I have two brothers, and I was raised by a single mother,” said Himelright. “No one in our family had ever attended college, but my mother and grandfather did everything they could to make sure we had the opportunity.” Himelright said that he depended on scholarships when he was at Penn State as an undergraduate, and later at LVC for his graduate degree—and he always said that if and when he was in the position to give back, he would. “My grandfather and mother sacrificed a lot,” Himelright remembered. “He gave what little he had to help others.”
Kissinger, a retired veteran, still lives in Lebanon. He was touched when he found out that his grandson had created a scholarship in his name. “We had [LVC] President MacDonald write to him, announcing that the scholarship had been established in his honor,” Himelright said. “He has the letter hanging on his wall.” Himelright learned early that family is what really matters in life. “My grandfather once told me, ‘We were born a poor family, but as far as families go, we are the richest family in the world.’” Remembering how he and his brothers received help when they were students, Himelright said that he always tells people, “If you have the ability, try and give back.” Kenneth Donmoyer ’54 remembered struggling to attend college more than 50 years ago. “I had to hitchhike to LVC every day,” he said. “I came from a poor family. I felt that if ever I was in a position to help other students who needed it, I would do it.” Today, The Mark, Frances, and Kenneth Donmoyer Music Scholarship—named for Donmoyer and his late parents—helps talented music students get that much closer to their dreams.
Clay Michalec ’10 was the second student at LVC to receive the Donmoyer scholarship. “It’s very moving to know that there are LVC alumni who want to see the music program grow and shine,” he said. “The scholarship also provides students a personal connection to the Donmoyer family.”
After receiving the award, Michalec paid a surprise visit to Donmoyer in Rochester, N.Y.—an experience both men value. “We had a fantastic time. Ken told stories of what LVC was like when he was a student, and he shared many stories of where his LVC degree got him in life,” Michalec said. “I named the scholarship for my parents,” Donmoyer explained, “but I also created it in honor of my 50th anniversary of graduating from LVC.” He never doubted that he would one day endow a scholarship at his undergraduate alma mater. “I hope that there will be more students who don’t have to think twice about whether they can continue their education,” said Donmoyer. Michalec couldn’t be more grateful for donors like Donmoyer. “Scholarships are important because they provide students with a real-life look at what our alumni have done, and are still doing, with their lives,” he said. “They help bridge the gap between current and past students. There’s a lot to be said for LVC’s family charm. Even after you graduate, you still feel a strong connection to the College— even decades later.”
Giving Back Many LVC alumni who establish scholarships do so out of gratitude for the advantages their Valley education provided them. Gerald “Jerry” Wingenroth ’58, who was head of music in the Conestoga Valley School District for 31 years, set up a scholarship in 1994 for just that reason. Since then, awards from The Gerald S. Wingenroth ’58 Scholarship have been made each year to one or more full-time undergraduates who demonstrate good character, financial need, and academic strength. A lifelong educator who has also performed professionally as a keyboardist for 40 years, Wingenroth noted that “Because of my education, I was lucky
enough to make a few bucks, and it gave me a chance to give back.” In fact, Wingenroth’s giving hasn’t been limited to scholarships. He’s also contributed to many of the College’s building projects, from the Peace Garden to the Mund College Center renovation. “I wanted to establish the scholarship, but I wanted to do other things as well, so I tried to do something in almost every building,” he said. Wingenroth has especially enjoyed how his scholarship has provided a way to stay involved in the life of the College—especially the annual Scholarship Luncheon. “Those events are very dear to me,” he said. “You get to meet the students and sit with them at lunch. Invariably, they write
letters and keep in touch. Through the years, I’ve received some very, very nice letters.” Eric Stichler ’03, an education major, is one who benefitted from Wingenroth’s kindness. He was taken by surprise by the scholarship award. “It was completely unexpected,” Stichler said. “It’s a heck of a surprise for a college kid to get a scholarship from a generous man like Jerry. It was a big help.” Stichler put himself through LVC by waiting tables during the academic year and doing construction work at his father’s firm over the summers. After graduation, he taught school for three years in the Virginia Beach area before deciding it was time to return to his roots. “I grew up in construction and decided that’s where my heart was. I came into this firm in an entry-level position and fortunately worked up to where I am now.” Today, Stichler is a vice president with his firm, Blueridge General, Inc., which specializes in commercial construction. He credits his degree with giving him a leg up in his career, and is grateful for the scholarship support that helped make it possible.
professors were dedicated to good teaching, and we realized that we wouldn’t have been as successful with lesser quality teaching. What we’re trying to do, to some degree, is to honor those teachers.” Bill taught music education for 36 years at Messiah College. “Basically what I taught was what I had been taught at LVC,” he said. The Higgins family is also associated with The Frank E. Stachow Scholarship, which helps support the education of a clarinet or woodwind player who is planning to teach music in
public schools. “Mr. Stachow taught woodwind instruments, and I’m a woodwind specialist,” Bill explained. “He was absolutely a remarkable man. He joked that if you didn’t play the clarinet, you weren’t going to go to heaven—and I’m not sure he was joking!” Finally, the couple decided to create a third scholarship under their own names. They established The William R. Higgins ’64 and Judith Baker Higgins ’64 Scholarship in 2009 to provide support to a junior or senior music education major with a high
Honoring Favorite Professors Some graduates choose to honor and recognize a favorite professor through their scholarship donations. Bill Higgins ’64 and his wife, Judy Baker Higgins ’64, are associated with three music scholarships, two of which honor former LVC professors. The Dr. James M. Thurmond Music Education Scholarship, which the Higgins family helped create in 2005, honors the couple’s favorite music education professor. “Lebanon Valley was the premier music education school in the eastern United States,” said Bill. “The
standard of academic and musical accomplishment—especially if he or she intends to teach music in the public school system. Bill and Judy feel so strongly about the College that their will stipulates their entire estate will go to LVC. “It’s payback. If we hadn’t gone to Lebanon Valley, I don’t think we would have been nearly as successful as we were,” Bill said. Like Wingenroth, the Higginses also enjoy attending LVC’s Scholarship Luncheon every year and getting to know those receiving their scholarships. “The students are very appreciative,” said Bill. “I had contacted a woman who had just graduated about some job openings I knew about, and about a week later, I received a note that she’d been hired in Philadelphia.”
Remembering a Loved One Patricia Lutz Walter ’57 established a scholarship in 2006 in memory of her husband, Dr. John A. Walter, Esq., ’53, H’06, who died the previous year. The Hon. John A. Walter ’53 Family Scholarship—also known as The Bearcat Scholarship—is awarded to pre-law students with financial need. “John had served the College ever since he was a student,” said Pat. “He was on the Board of Trustees, announced basketball games, and was a great supporter of the College all the way through. The scholarship was named The Bearcat because that was his reply whenever anyone asked him how he was doing. He’d always say, ‘Like a bearcat!’” John Walter, who served as a judge on the Lebanon County Court of
Common Pleas for 20 years before his retirement in 1995, was awarded a posthumous Doctor of Humane Letters degree from LVC at the College’s 2006 Founders Day. Shortly after his death, the College learned it had been named the beneficiary of a $25,000 life insurance policy he had taken out years before, and approached Pat about setting up a scholarship in John’s name. “I was excited and thought it was a great way to get started,” said Pat, adding that friends and family have contributed to the scholarship over the years in memory of her husband’s life. She takes comfort in knowing
“...through John’s name, students are being helped to continue their education.” —Patricia Lutz Walter ’57
that “through John’s name, students are being helped to continue their education.” Among the many ways John served LVC over the years was as the overseer of the Robert A. Nichols ’41 Memorial Scholarship, established in 1982 by the Class of 1941 to support a junior-year student who exemplifies scholarship, personal integrity, and loyalty to the College. Ryan Arnold ’03, an economics and health sciences double major at LVC, received the Nichols scholarship in 2002. Arnold knew Judge Walter— whom he called simply “the Judge”— through his work on the Board of Trustees, where Arnold served as student trustee in 2002 and 2003. “The Judge and I got to know each other pretty well,” said Arnold. “I didn’t realize he was connected to the Nichols scholarship until I received it, and it was really an honor. I wouldn’t have been able to go to LVC without the scholarships I received.” Arnold is now employed by the Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown and still sees Pat Walter occasionally at church functions in Lebanon. He treasures the memories of his friendship with Judge Walter and Pat. “It made such a difference just knowing that there were good people like the Judge involved with the College and that they cared deeply about the students and the future of the College,” he said.
Honoring Family Connections LVC has several scholarships that honor unique and long-standing family ties to the College. Samuel Engle, an LVC trustee from 1890 to 1919, established The Samuel F. Engle and Agnes F. Engle Scholarship, which has been supported by generations of the Engle family, including
grandson Harold Engle Jr. ’51, P’78 and Samuel and Agnes’s greatgranddaughter Dr. Susan Engle ’78. “Our family has supported the scholarship over the years because we’ve had so many members of the family attend the College,” said Harold’s wife, Doris Engle. “We’ve certainly enjoyed our association with Lebanon Valley over the years.” The Bashore Family Endowed Scholarship is another fund that honors one family’s unique ties to the College. “Neither my wife nor I are LVC graduates,” explained Joe Mesics, whose wife, Sandi, originally helped create the scholarship in honor of her grandfather, John “J.S.” Bashore H’53. The Mesics family later expanded the scholarship to also honor Sandi’s parents, John K. Bashore
and Anne Blodgett Bashore, and to provide additional opportunities for students. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Joe Mesics was doing consulting work for then-president John Synodinos H’96. “There was a capital campaign at the time,” he said. “Sandi’s grandfather, J.S., was a philanthropic local businessman who had no formal education, but received an honorary degree from the Valley. When the campaign came along, we decided it would be a good idea to establish a scholarship in his memory.” Today, Anne Bashore and Sandi and Joe Mesics contribute to the scholarship fund every year. A Lebanon resident who will be 99 years old this fall, Anne was recently honored by LVC for her lifetime of giving to the College. The Bashore
scholarship is awarded to one or more students from the Lebanon area who demonstrate good character, academic achievement, and leadership. The latest recipient, John Dimmick ’10, is a psychology major from Jonestown. “There are a lot of worthy students who need financial help,” said Joe Mesics. “My wife and I—and my mother-in-law—are delighted to be in a position to do this. It’s a wonderful thing to be able to help kids who need scholarship aid.”
Staying Connected Some children of LVC alumni set up scholarships as a way for the alumni parent to maintain ties with the Valley over the years. Robert H. Sinclair set up The Robert F. and Grace Naugle ’37 Sinclair Scholarship in 1999 in part so that his mother could remain connected with her beloved alma mater and to honor his parents. “My mother, Grace Naugle Sinclair ’37, graduated from Lebanon Valley at a time when not many women went to college, and we knew she’d enjoy being
involved in the scholarship. She was really very active with it,” Sinclair said, noting that his mother kept in close touch with her scholarship recipients, exchanging letters and Christmas cards even after they had graduated. “I think several of them came to see her,” he said. Because she had two granddaughters who graduated from physical therapy programs, Grace Sinclair chose to have her scholarship go to students enrolled in the Valley’s then newly formed Physical Therapy Program. Grace died in 2010, but her son is pleased that her scholarship continues to help LVC students. “We were fortunate enough to make some money in our business, and we like helping students go to college,” said Sinclair, noting that he and his wife had positive experiences setting up scholarships at their own alma maters in previous years. “We know students are benefitting from it and getting help going to school, and that’s rewarding for us.”
Helping Adult Learners For one family, personal experience led them to create a scholarship specifically for older students. Patricia Brace ’00 enrolled at LVC after taking time out to raise her family, ultimately earning a bachelor’s degree in healthcare management. Her experience as an adult learner was the inspiration behind The Brace Scholarship for Adult Learners, which she and her husband, Raymond, endowed in 2000 to support part-time undergraduate students who are at least 24 years old. “Pat received her nursing degree in 1965, then took time off to have our three children and raise them,” said Ray. “When our daughter was in her senior year of high school, all the children and I said, ‘You’ve always wanted to get your degree, why don’t
you go back and do it?’ So with a little prodding, she went back and did it. She went to graduation with the cap and gown and everything.” Pat even graduated from LVC before two of the couple’s children, R. Matthew Brace M’03 and Marianne Brace Purdy ’04, M’09. “My kids really wanted me to do this,” said Pat. “I was afraid to do it because I hadn’t been in school in a long, long time, but Lebanon Valley was so wonderful to me.” “Pat knew first-hand what it was like to be an adult learner,” continued Ray, who retired from The Hershey Company in 2007. “A lot of the students there were struggling financially, trying to maintain a family, a job, and going back to school. We thought it would be nice to set up something that would help them financially. If they have that kind of ambition to go back to school later in life, we want to help them.” The Braces have found that their scholarship also provides a meaningful way for others to contribute to LVC. “When I retired and had a retirement party, we told people that in lieu of gifts, flowers, or whatever else, to make a donation to the Brace scholarship,” said Ray. “Over the years we’ve had a number of people contributing.” Melody Vincent ’13 is one grateful recipient of a Brace scholarship. When Vincent graduated from high school she went straight into the working world, deciding to wait until her son was in high school to seek further education. “I needed a change,” she said. “I knew I needed more tools to get through life. I’m a huge proponent of education.” Vincent, who works during the day and takes most of her classes in the evenings, chose to major in business administration with a minor in studio art. “I’d heard a lot of really great things about LVC,” she said. “It’s
which she received each of her four years in Annville. “It was different than the typical scholarship, because it came with some responsibility to be involved with multicultural activities around the campus,” Gazsi explained. She became involved in programming and activities that made a difference at LVC, everything from the campus theater group, Wig and Buckle, to Christian organizations and the College’s Young Republicans. “It was a close, and I wanted the experience of a college setting even though I’m there in the evening. Once I got there, I knew I didn’t want to go anywhere else.” Vincent appreciates the wide variety of evening classes and the opportunity to interact with other adult learners as well as traditional students. She even met her fiancé through a friend at LVC. The support of the Brace scholarship has been instrumental for Vincent. “It was one more push of encouragement,” she said, crediting financial aid advisor Dottie Brehm P’03, P’10 with helping her apply. Recently, Vincent got to meet Pat and Ray Brace. “They’re wonderful people, just very, very sweet.” Even though graduation is still a few semesters away, Vincent is already using her education to achieve her dreams. In 2008, she purchased The Gallery at Lebanon Picture Frame and Fine Art, the local art gallery and frame shop where she’s been working while studying at LVC.
Supporting Diversity When Dr. Jessica Bagley Gazsi ’07, D’09 first arrived at the Valley, she was eager to get involved with as many campus activities as possible. That’s what made her an excellent recipient of LVC’s Multicultural Fellowship—
There are many ways to help offset the cost of a Valley education for our students and continue to make a difference through the decades. Alumni and friends interested in contributing to an established scholarship or creating a scholarship or book fund of their own can contact Jamie Cecil M’07, director of development, at email@example.com or 1-866-LVC-1866 (1-866-582-1866) for more information.
really good experience. Seeing diversity created a heightened awareness, and it was good to know there was someone there watching out for you.” Gazsi noted the LVC scholarship program itself creates greater diversity on campus. “Many of the schools I saw didn’t have as many merit-based scholarships as LVC, and there was a real divide between those people who could and couldn’t pay for school. I think when you walk on LVC’s campus, you don’t know who’s getting a scholarship—you have no idea. But most people are getting some sort of aid—merit-based or otherwise—and that eliminates the divide and levels the playing field. Everyone’s there for the same reason: they love the school.”
Calling All Graduates: The Alumni Association Scholarship
Providing a Home The generous alumni and friends of the College who endow and support scholarships help open worlds to students who might otherwise be unable to afford a private, liberal arts education. These donors help brighten the future as they honor the past and maintain connections with the Valley. They also help give today’s students a connection to a community to which they can always return. “Ever since I was 17 years old, I’ve been independent, working to cover all my expenses while going to high school,” said Charlie Johnson ’11, D’13. “College was always my dream, but I didn’t know how I could afford the tuition.” But Johnson felt at home at LVC right away. “I graduated from a small high school, and when I walked onto LVC’s campus, I knew this community felt right.” He’s grateful to the College’s Financial Aid Office for telling him about LVC’s many scholarship opportunities. “My Vickroy Scholarship helps me manage my tuition. It also inspires me to keep my grades up every semester.” A physical therapy major, Johnson is confident about graduating in two years—and finding employment as a physical therapist after that. “This College is giving me the best education I could ever have. My scholarship is possible only because of alumni who support LVC. For the first time, I’ve found a real home, and it is here at LVC.” Editor’s Note: Visit the LVC website to read more scholarship stories. For example, Anita and Stanley Steiner ’70 were interviewed after meeting Alyssa Wargo ’11, the 13th recipient of The Stanley and Anita Steiner Scholarship, which they established in 1996. For the full story, visit www.lvc.edu/News. Christine Brandt Little is a freelance writer from Gettysburg who writes frequently for Celebrate Gettysburg.
The Alumni Association Scholarship offers a unique opportunity for LVC graduates. “It’s a way for those who have graduated to help those who are still attending LVC and provide them with a resource that will allow them to prosper without having to worry so much about funds,” said Tabitha Brobst ’11, a recent scholarship recipient. “I think scholarships are one of the major centerpieces of life at LVC,” Brobst added. “There are very few people with whom I have spoken who are not on a scholarship of one sort or another. It’s a great relief to know that it’s affordable to attend a private college of this quality, thanks to the help of scholarships such as the Alumni Association Scholarship.” The success and longevity of The Alumni Association Scholarship Program over the decades is due to the generosity of many alumni who have donated their time and dollars, and those who continue to do so. Dr. Kristen Angstadt ’74 is one such volunteer. Angstadt began serving on the newly formed Alumni Council in the mid-1990s, quickly becoming vice president and later president. Diane Wenger ’92, then LVC’s alumni director, recruited Angstadt to chair The Alumni Association Scholarship Committee—a role she fills to this day. Realizing that people were busier than ever, Angstadt recruited additional members by formalizing the structure and meeting times, and re-emphasizing students as the group’s priority. “We established a model for the scholarship committee that would allow for evening interviews of student applicants,” she said. “We interview the students—all of whom have shown great financial need, academic success, and good character earlier in the application process—in 15–20 minute time periods. The students are all outstanding scholars; many are the first in their families to attend college. You always want to do more to help them.” Unfortunately, the fund remains relatively unchanged since Angstadt first chaired the committee in 1996, with around $7,000 awarded annually. “Most of the donations come from
Tabitha Brobst ’11 and Dr. Kristen Angstadt ’74 alumni who serve or who have served on the committee,” she noted. “We would like to increase the amount of the scholarships and number of recipients and feel alumni would want to support the scholarship if they were made more aware of its existence and purpose. “Meeting and interviewing the eight finalists is very rewarding for the committee; we can clearly see that they will be future leaders,” Angstadt stated. “The only difficult part is that, unless other alumni contribute, we can only make a small dent in their extreme academic debt.” Angstadt has made additional financial and time commitments to back up her optimism. While maintaining her role with the Alumni Association, she continues to serve on the College’s Board of Trustees and recently established The David A. Hoffman, M.D., Memorial Prize in honor of her late husband. The prize is awarded annually to the highest-ranking senior who has been accepted into and is planning to attend medical school. Still, the Alumni Association Scholarship is of primary importance to Angstadt. “We encourage all alumni to become involved. Meeting these students and hearing their stories enables us to feel connected and reinforces the committee’s purpose,” she said. “We can help these students financially and, in some cases, establish broader connections that last beyond the 15-minute interview.” For more information on how to contribute to the Alumni Association Scholarship, please contact Jamie Cecil M’07, director of development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-866-LVC-1866 (1-866-582-1866).
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Modernist Prints: 1900–1950 November 4–December 18, 2011 Fernand Leger, Composition, 1920, lithograph on brown wove paper, 91⁄2 x 7 3⁄4 inches, courtesy of the Syracuse University Art Collection
Arnold Newman: Luminaries of the 20th Century in Art, Politics and Culture January 20–March 18, 2012 Arnold Newman, Pablo Picasso, painter, sculptor, printmaker, Valluris, France, 1954, silver gelatin print, 20 x 16 inches Copyright Arnold Newman/Getty images. This show is organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions.
41st Annual Juried Art Exhibition April 6–22, 2012
Karen Rich Beall and Deborah Sigel: Botanical Forms May 4–June 24, 2012 left: Karen Rich Beall, Hybrid (From My Trials), 2011, felted wool, cotton thread, wire, 12 x 12 x 63 inches right: Deborah Sigel, Wisp, 2008, Egyptian paste and steel, 26 x 16 x 2 inches
Selections from the Permanent Collection July 6–August 12, 2012 For summer hours, go to www.lvc.edu/gallery.
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Fierce and Wondrous A
By Christine Brandt Little
Looking back on the legacy of President Stephen C. MacDonald
“Presidents need to be humble about what they are able to do by themselves. … Indeed, we should probably speak more properly not of what our presidents did but of what our presidents caused us to do together, collectively, in this community. Whatever I am able to accomplish here in the years to come will be, in fact, your accomplishments.” —President Stephen C. MacDonald inaugural address, April 30, 2005
After six years
as LVC’s vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty, and seven years as its 17th president, Dr. Stephen C. MacDonald announced in May that he will retire effective June 30, 2012. MacDonald’s 13 years at the Valley have been marked by major building and capital projects, the expansion of the College’s academic programs, and a deepening of its relationship with the neighboring community of Annville. MacDonald has worked with LVC administration, alumni, and trustees to raise more than $55 million for the College’s Great Expectations campaign and has overseen unprecedented growth in the number of incoming freshmen over the years. But if you ask MacDonald to name one experience that speaks most eloquently about his leadership style, it may be the way he and his administration saw the College through the recent Great Recession. “It seemed to everyone that the ground was moving under our feet,” he said of those difficult months in the fall of 2008. “We did not make our enrollment goal—that was the first time we
hadn’t made it in a long time. We were fearful that we might suffer great attrition during the upcoming semester break. We were hearing anecdotally from many of our students that their parents were losing their jobs and experiencing foreclosures. There was a lot of suffering that was hitting home with our students, and we were deeply concerned.” MacDonald took a characteristically straightforward approach. “We wrote letters to every single one of our students,” he said. “We were honest with them—we said we were in this together, and that we didn’t want to lose even one of our students. We told them that if they were encountering any serious difficulties, we wanted them to talk to us, and that if it was within our power, we would help them get through the recession with them as our students. We put some money on the table, and several hundred students came to us, and we were able to help them. As a result, we suffered very little attrition.” The fruits of that honesty and generosity were far-reaching, MacDonald remembered. “We won a lot of friends from people who were in distress, and among those who were not,” he said. “The students and families rightly took our actions as a measure of the bond that we had forged with our students.” fall 2011
“I walk these grounds and these halls and see the past in the present. I imagine the spirits of all those other students and faculty and staff—those friendly ghosts— who haunt this place, whom I imagine watching with interest and commenting on our doings. … I think of the responsibility that I bear to them as well as to you, the responsibility that we all bear to them and to this fragile thing that is our enterprise.” —Inaugural address, April 30, 2005
This bond extended to the employees of the College, as well. “We kept faith with our own people. We didn’t lay anyone off,” he said. “I was challenged by those very difficult days,” MacDonald admitted. “But I’m most pleased that we didn’t panic, that we remained calm and steadfast in that storm, and that we brought this place through those difficult times. We kept our students, we kept our staff, and we did a pretty good job. I didn’t do it by myself—there were a lot of people with me— but I think as a leadership team we demonstrated the kind of grace under fire that you want to see from the people in charge of a place like this.”
Enhancing a Sense of Place During his tenure as president, MacDonald has overseen $56 million in major capital projects that have expanded and enhanced the campus, including the two-stage renovation of Lynch Memorial Hall, the $18.1-million renovation of the Neidig-Garber Science Center, the construction of the the $11.2-million Stanson Residence
Hall, the $2.3-million restoration of the exterior of the Humanities/Administration Building, and the $13.3-million renovation of the Mund College Center, scheduled for completion this spring. “These were not monuments to my creativity,” MacDonald demurred. “But they were things that we had to do because the College needed the space and the facilities, and they were extraordinarily successful.” While he won’t take credit for creativity, MacDonald will admit to a sense of satisfaction in managing the projects well. “With every building project, we were able to finish not only on time but within budget, and I take great pride in having exercised the budgetary discipline to do that. I had excellent collaborators working with me, and the fact that we did the projects well and with financial responsibility is a mark of our having kept faith with our Board of Trustees.” Taking a historical perspective, MacDonald noted that leading the College through these building projects was, to a certain extent, a matter of completing a process begun by his predecessors. “Over the last quarter century—from
presidents Synodinos and Pollick to my years—we’ve transformed this campus into a beautiful place where people want to study, work, and play, and spend an important part of their years. That’s one of the things that I look back on as a legacy, because a sense of place is crucially important for a college.”
Establishing Strong Community Relationships
MacDonald’s impact has extended beyond campus as well, into the surrounding community of Annville. “I’m pleased that I’ve been able to reestablish strong bonds of mutual trust and respect with the local community,” he said. “We’ve been Broadening and Deepening the College’s able to shape a good collaborative relationship, a real sense of respect and good faith with those good folks in Annville Academic Programs Township. I believe we truly respect and like each other.” His recent work with the As dean of the faculty from 1998 community includes supporting to 2004, MacDonald worked Annville’s streetscape improveclosely with the College’s faculty ment projects through matching to strengthen and enrich LVC’s grants and in-kind contributions. academic life. He led faculty to In addition, he has supported place a renewed emphasis on and encouraged LVC staff and advising as part of students’ firststudents to become increasingly year experience. He prompted a involved in charitable and reform of the faculty evaluation educational projects that link process that finally resulted campus and community on in the institutionalization of many levels, from volunteering peer evaluation at LVC and he in the community to initiating played important supporting Dr. Stephen MacDonald congratulates Pennsylvania programs in neighboring school roles or initiated the creation Governor Tom Corbett ’71 on receiving LVC’s Founders districts. of new programs in art, digital Day Award. MacDonald notes that the communications, and the first-year sense of good will and cooperation enjoyed between LVC seminar program. MacDonald is particularly pleased with and the surrounding community during his tenure has stood the success of the College’s Physical Therapy Program, which both groups in good stead when conflicts have arisen— received its initial accreditation in 2003 and graduated its like when LVC sought permission from the township’s first Doctors of Physical Therapy in 2006. “Our folks in the historic architecture review board to raze a building for PT program worked very hard to get accreditation, and I a construction project. “We had some principled, honest was able to help them in that process. I derive a considerable disagreement on both sides, but the dispute was never amount of satisfaction from the program’s success.”
Future Plans: Reading, Playing, Traveling After 13 years of focused achievement, what does the future hold for MacDonald? “That’s easy,” he said. “I need to do a lot of reading—I have a reading list that has grown lengthier and lengthier over the last eight years. “And I want to learn to play the piano,” he added, noting that he first began taking lessons in his fifties, while serving as the associate dean at Dickinson College in Carlisle. “I was taking lessons from the local teacher, and I was preceded by a six-year-old and followed by an eight-year-old, but I had to give it up when I came here as dean.” MacDonald added that he and his wife, Mary Warner, plan to travel, both to visit places they’ve never been and to revisit places he hasn’t seen in decades. “About 500 years ago I was a soldier in Vietnam,” he said. “I left there in 1964, when I was just a kid. I’m very curious to go back and see what the place is like.”
“And this, stripped of highfalutin rhetoric, is what we mean by liberally educated. Not something soft and willowy, but something fierce and wondrous: nothing less than the capacity to understand the universe. What a fierce and wondrous thing that is!” —Inaugural address, April 30, 2005
acrimonious, and in the end we were able to come to an agreement.”
The Richest Reward While MacDonald takes great satisfaction in the transformation of LVC’s campus, in the growth of its academic offerings, and in the development of its community relationships, he notes that the deepest rewards of his career took place on a more individual scale: “One of the greatest satisfactions has been teaching people to think,” he said. “Not teaching people stuff. The longer I taught, the less I wanted to teach stuff— information—and the more I wanted to teach students to read and write about things that they were interested in. I wanted to see students write and shape their ideas and arguments. That’s been a great satisfaction, and if what I said in my inaugural was true—and I think it was and is—that remains the great task of what liberal education is about.”
President MacDonald’s Years at LVC 1998 2001 2002
MacDonald joins LVC community as Dean of Faculty, Vice President for Academic Affairs Digital Communications major introduced First-Year Seminar Program introduced College receives 10-year reaccreditation from Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools 2003 Physical Therapy Program receives candidacy accreditation Art and Art History major introduced 2004 Peer-review adopted in practice for faculty tenure and promotion system MacDonald named LVC’s 17th president 2005 First stage of Lynch Memorial Hall renovations completed Board of Trustees adopts revised Strategic Plan for 2005–2010 2006 Graduation of first class of Doctors of Physical Therapy 2007 “Great Expectations” campaign, with a $50 million goal, concludes, raising more than $55 million for College 2008 $18.1 million Neidig-Garber Science renovation completed Final stage of Lynch Memorial Hall renovation completed Campus master plan completed 2009 $11.2 million Stanson Hall residence completed $2.3 million Humanities Center exterior restoration completed Board of Trustees adopts revised Strategic Plan for 2009–2016 2010 Men’s and women’s intercollegiate lacrosse returns to LVC 2011 Largest new student cohort in College’s history (510 students) enrolls at LVC 2012 $13.3 million renovation of Mund College Center completed College receives 10-year reaccreditation from Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
Stephen MacDonald retires on June 30
Advice for LVC’s 18th president: Be Bold and Be Patient Presidents need to have a high tolerance for ambiguity, so I’m prepared to counsel the next president to be both bold and be patient. Any person who wants to be president of a college will be ambitious. That person will want to do a lot of things and will want to get going. That’s good. The new president should be bold. At the same time, you have to embrace the culture and people of this new place. Solutions and tactics that may have been effective at one college might not work at another and there’s no way to figure these things out unless you are patient, and take the time to listen carefully, and be humble. It’s hard to tell college presidents to be humble because they usually aren’t, and I understand that. But if your readiness to be bold is going to be effective and used for good purposes, it has to be directed thoughtfully, so you have to understand the place that you are in. So be bold and be patient, and, most of all, I guess, be smart. —President Stephen C. MacDonald
Christine Brandt Little is a freelance writer from Gettysburg who writes frequently for Celebrate Gettysburg.
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Births Dr. Sheryl Drake-Traudt ’92 and her husband, Dr. John Traudt, welcomed a daughter, Hailey Claire, into their family on July 21. She joins brothers, Cole, 7, and Carter, 5. Sheryl is in private practice in Albany, N.Y. Steven E. Carpenter ’93 and Derrie Paquette welcomed a son, Timothy James, into their family on May 3, 2010. Steve is the North Pittsburgh hiring manager and trainer at Prime Communications in Allison Park. Catherine Crissman Sullivan ’94 and her husband, David M. Sullivan ’92, welcomed a son, Crissman Jamison, into their family on June 30, 2010. He joins sister Alexandra, 2. Craig S. Campbell ’95 and his wife, Ingrid, welcomed a son, Judah Solace, into their family on March 30. Dr. Phylis C. Dryden, professor emerita of English at LVC, and her husband, Michael, are the proud grandparents. Jayanth J. Franklin ’97 and his wife, Cristen, welcomed a daughter, India Grace, into their family on June 8. Nancy Seidel Ziegenfuss ’97 and her husband, Chris D. Ziegenfuss ’97, welcomed a son, Simon Maxwell, into their family on April 15. Simon joins brother Preston, 7, and sister Jocelyn, 4. Nancy works part-time as the director of Christian education at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Sellersville. Chris is a senior associate scientist at SGS M-Scan Inc. in West Chester. Meghan Toppin Beidle ’98 and her husband, Nicholas Beidle ’99, welcomed a son, Zachary William, into their family on April 7.
Melanie Orth Henery ’99 and her husband, Jason D. Henery ’97, welcomed a daughter, Sage Warren, into their family on May 20. Melanie is a director of IT quality for Pfizer, Inc., and Jason is an environmental occupational health and safety coordinator for Colgate-Palmolive.
for the Winchester Board of Education in Winsted, Conn.
Amanda Snoke Dubbs, Esq., ’00 and her husband, Matthew, welcomed a son, Samuel, into their family on Nov. 10, 2010.
Rebecca Jacquette Bair ’03 and her husband, Gregory Wayne Bair II, Esq., ’03, welcomed a son, Elijah Gregory, into their family on May 18. Greg is an attorney at Stock and Leader, LLP, in York.
Kathryn “Kate” Laepple Hertzog ’00 and her husband, Ed, welcomed their first daughter, Lucy Rose Kelly, on April 7.
Trisha Fatula Zellers ’02 and her husband, Brian N. Zellers ’02, welcomed a son, Brady Nicholas Paul, into their family on March 18.
Dorene Heckman Byler ’01 and her husband, Nathan D. Byler ’01, welcomed a daughter, Genevieve Hope, into their family on April 4. She joins brother Luke, who turned 3 in July. Kelly Cooney Watts ’01 and her husband, Harry, welcomed a son, Cole Allen, into their family on Nov. 26, 2010. Benjamin “Ben” Scott Eberts ’02 and his wife, Kimberly, welcomed a son, Ryan Jacob, into their family on May 31. Michelle Lomas Heizmann ’02 and her husband, Andrew C. Heizmann ’02, welcomed a son, Aidan Andrew, into their family on Dec. 7, 2010. Andrew received his master’s degree in educational leadership and his principal certification from Cabrini College in December 2010. He is a middle school music teacher in the Norristown Area School District. Jennifer North Roberts ’02 and her husband, Tyler Christopher Roberts ’02, welcomed a daughter, Addison Grace, into their family on July 18, 2010. Marissa Shaw Rosenfield ’02 and her husband, Kacey, welcomed a daughter, Harper Grace, into their family on July 31, 2010. Marissa is a remedial reading teacher
Michael Allan and Edward Jason Kuntz pose with the Dutchman mascot.
Jennifer Peirson Kuntz ’03 and her husband, Jason Kuntz, welcomed a son, Michael Allan, into their family on May 3. Jason is the director of residential life at LVC. David LoBianco ’03 and his wife, Noreen Livoti, welcomed a daughter, Tessa Marie, into their family on Nov. 3, 2010. Lindsey Forry Miller ’03 and her husband, Richard Miller Jr. ’06, welcomed a son, Ewan Beckett, into their family on April 25.
Ewan Beckett Miller
Spencer William Silar
Kristi Riley-Platt ’03 and her husband, Andrew J. Platt ’04, welcomed a son, Colin James, into their family on April 5. Molly L. Spangenberg ’03 and her husband, Joseph A. Eveler ’03, welcomed a son, Calvin Clark, into their family on Sept. 23, 2010. Molly and Joe both teach music in the Stafford County Public Schools in Fredericksburg, Va. Lindsay Maus Psulkowski ’04 and her husband, Doug, welcomed a son, Colin Douglas, into their family on May 2. Lindsay is assistant vice president, portfolio administrator, at First Niagara Bank in Plymouth Meeting.
the Be Part of lley Spring Va Dutchman Day, LVC beats Albright in football, Spring Arts Festival, Red Avenger, the Ghost of Mary Green…
Paige Cecil holding baby brother Benjamin Matthew
Staci Storti Silar ’05 and her husband, William “Billy” Silar ’05, welcomed a son, Spencer William, into their family on Feb. 2. Melissa Andrews Dehart ’06 and her husband, George, welcomed a son, Andrew, into their family on Feb. 23. Carrie Krug Nedick ’06 and her husband, John Nedick ’06, welcomed a son, Preston John, into their family on Jan. 16.
Jeanine McAbee Snyder ’06 with husband, Christopher, and daughter, Bailey Elizabeth
Jeremy A. Umbenhauer ’06 and his wife, Jessica, welcomed a daughter, Emma Rai, into their family on March 17. Jamie Deck Cecil M’07, director of development at LVC, and her husband, J. Matthew “Matt” Cecil M’10, welcomed a son, Benjamin Matthew, into their family on May 27. Ben joins sister Paige, 3. Elise DeVere Snyder ’07 and her husband, Ryan, welcomed a daughter, Kalyra Brynn, on May 28.
Jeanine McAbee Snyder ’06 and her husband, Christopher, welcomed a daughter, Bailey Elizabeth, into their family on March 14.
Do you ever
catch yourself reminiscing about your days at the Valley? Now is your chance to relive those memories with your friends and classmates. We need your help in developing the spring 2012 issue of The Valley. You can submit favorite memories, events, groups, and more for possible inclusion in the next issue; photos are welcome. Information can be sent to Tom Hanrahan at email@example.com or can be contributed through the LVC Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LebanonValleyCollege.
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Class News & Notes Friends of the College Brian Boyer and his wife, Crystal, welcomed a daughter, Lauren Bristol, into their family on June 26. Brian is the public safety supervisor at LVC. Keo Oura Kounlavong-Sabath, associate director of admission at LVC, and her husband, Matthew, welcomed a son, Henry, into their family on March 27. Paul Snyder, OneCard coordinator and communications technician at LVC, and his wife, Natalie, welcomed a son, Evan Riley, into their family on April 9.
(l. to r.): Stacy Bechtel ’02, Kristin Saylor, Dr. Meredith Ann McGinley ’02, Lois Fegan ’02, Lisa Moyer ’02, and Amanda Fortney ’02
Dr. Christopher Siegler ’01 and Charlene Hackenheimer exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 4, 2010. They welcomed a son, Evan Tyler, into their family on Nov. 26, 2010. Chris received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Washington in March 2011. He is a senior analytical specialist with the Dow Chemical Company in Freeport, Texas.
Dr. Marianne E. Boltz ’92 and Tuan Gormican exchanged wedding vows on June 20, 2009, in Beach Haven, N.J. Cristal Renzo ’93 and Tara Hottenstein ’92 served as bridesmaids. Marianne is a pediatric optometrist at Penn State Hershey Department of Ophthalmology. She is serving her fourth term on the board of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association. Connie Sumner ’99 and Samuel Godfrey exchanged wedding vows on Aug. 14, 2010, in York. Angie Coval Godfrey ’98 was in attendance. Connie is a senior talent management consultant at Towers Watson in Philadelphia.
Diana Danielle Bashinsky ’02 and Peter Witman exchanged wedding vows at the Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas, Nev., on March 6. Stephanie Capriotti ’01 was the bridesmaid. Philip McCarthy ’00, Amy Wasserleben Butler ’01, and Kyla Snyder ’05 were guests at the reception. Diana is the deputy treasurer in the Schuylkill County Treasurer’s Office in Pottsville.
Jocelyn Erin Korp ’02 and Christopher Scott Grassley exchanged wedding vows on May 28 in Bloomsburg. Maggie Holman Weagley ’02 served as a bridesmaid and Carrie Smeltzer Boyer ’01, M’06 served as matron of honor. Jocelyn is an administrative case manager for the Lebanon County Mental Health/Mental Retardation Program. Dr. Meredith Ann McGinley ’02 and Joseph Wilkey exchanged wedding vows on June 19, 2009, in Oak Brook, Ill. Lois Fegan ’02 served as maid of honor. Amanda Fortney ’02, Stacy Bechtel ’02, and Lisa Moyer ’02 were in attendance. Meredith is an assistant professor of psychology in the graduate counseling psychology department at Chatham University in Pittsburgh. Christina Marie Ziegler ’04 and Carl Richard exchanged wedding vows on July 9 in Blandon. Kristina Zane Lott ’04 was in attendance. Christina is a learning support aide in the Fleetwood Area School District.
(l. to r.) Kristina Zane Lott ’04, Christina Marie Ziegler ’04, and Carl Richard
Samantha Erin Heere-Beyer ’07 and Matthew Thomas Blaisse ’07 exchanged wedding vows on May 14 in Annville. Caleb Flick ’07 served as a groomsman. Matthew Mainster ’08 and Greg Strohman ’08 provided music for the ceremony. LVC alumni in attendance were Todd Boden ’07, Tom Davidson ’09, Charlie Hopta ’08, Tony Marasco ’08, Sarah Pugh ’10, Holly Frey Serio ’08, Philip Serio ’06, and Erin Dean Tennyson ’08. LVC faculty in attendance included Dr. Michael Day, professor of physics;
Dr. Rebecca Lister, associate professor of music; Dr. Renee Lapp Norris, associate professor of music; Dr. Dennis Sweigart, professor emeritus of music; and Dr. Scott Walck, chair and professor of physics. Matt received his master’s degree in engineering acoustics from Penn State University in December 2010. He is the owner/operator of Matt Blaisse Piano Service in Harrisburg. Gayle Suzanne Freeman ’08 and Jameson Andrew Moore ’07 exchanged wedding vows on July 31, 2010, in Lemoyne. Laura Hain Motter ’97, cousin of the bride, served as co-matron of honor. Jerilyn Oehme ’08 and Megan Sargero ’08 served as bridesmaids. Brett Buzdygon ’07 served as a groomsman. Dr. Rebecca Lister, LVC associate professor of music, served as the vocalist. Sarah Lennard Buzdygon ’07, James O’Brien ’07, Kelly Wenrich O’Brien ’07, Edward Myers ’06, Brendan Fullam ’07, Michael Layser ’06, Jill DeBiasse Donley ’08, Matthew Donley ’10, Trey Little ’09, Terry Motter ’97, and Jane Hassinger Schader ’78 were in attendance. Gayle is employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in Doylestown and is a graduate student at Drexel University, working toward her master’s degree in arts administration. Jameson is employed by The Pennington School in New Jersey as a social studies teacher and coordinator of weekend activities. Dr. Alexis Nicole Krokonko ’08, D’10 and Brian Carl Weidow ’08 exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 4, 2010, in Hershey. Dr. Jaime Brown ’08, D’10 served as a bridesmaid. Dr. Chelsea Wenrich ’08, D’10; Dr. Emily Stouffer Greinke ’08, D’10; Dr. Holly Feeser Gouse ’08, D’10; Dr. Amy Weist ’08, D’10; Dr. Brynne Keeley ’09, D’11; Anthony Smoker ’09; Michael Greinke ’08; Brandon Wagner ’08; Grant Martzall ’07; Jennifer Roberts Martzall ’07; Robert Miller ’08; and Justin Simmons ’08 were in attendance. Dr. Emily Stouffer ’08, D’10 and Michael J. Greinke ’08 exchanged wedding vows on May 21 in Carlisle. Courtney Lindgren ’08, Erika Maury ’08, Kristen Hoover ’08, Anthony Marasco ’08, Stephen Spotts ’10, Jeremy Mann ’08, and Joseph Stolarick ’08 were members of the bridal party.
Class Notes During a surprise celebration, Ernie Weirick ’39 was honored by Boy Scout Troop 422 as the second-oldest living Eagle Scout in the United States. Ernie, 94 years young, received the Eagle Scout medal during a rededication ceremony in Port St. Lucie, Fla., in June. He received his original Eagle Scout medal on Jan. 26, 1935, as a member of Troop 54 in Pennsylvania. A lifelong supporter of scouting, Ernie still subscribes to Boys’ Life magazine and served for 14 years on the executive council of the Keystone Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. His daughter, Bonnie Weirick Carl ’65, a retired teacher, pinned the medal during the event. Ernie graduated from LVC with a degree in business administration. He worked for Kodak, eventually becoming a senior executive. Ernie and his wife, June, moved from Mechanicsburg to Port St. Lucie a little over a year ago and remain involved in Scouting activities.
Dr. James E. Gregg ’50 was recently inducted into the faculty Hall of Honor at California State University, Chico, for outstanding teaching and service from 1959 to 1994. He served as chair of the political science and journalism departments, graduate dean, director of research, and associate vice president. Floyd M. Baturin, Esq., ’51 was recently presented a Certificate of Appreciation from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for his 40 years of service to the war veterans of Central Pennsylvania. Dr. Miriam Light Dengler ’53 wrote to say her grandson, Joel G. Ramos ’12, is a fourth-year student at LVC. She states, “Thank you for good teaching.” Dr. David Willoughby ’55 recently received the Eastern New Mexico University Foundation’s Distinguished Faculty Emeriti Award. Emma Elizabeth Herr ’57 plays clarinet with the Bainbridge Band, giving local concerts during the summer months. Accompanied by a pianist, she also plays one-hour concerts at local retirement homes. Robert D. Sensenig ’58 is still teaching an Astronomy 105 course at Monroe Community College. He states, “Gasp!! I’ll soon be 75—is that possible?” This year, as in past years, he rode 70 miles in a bikea-thon benefitting diabetes research. He’s enjoying his semi-retirement “enormously,” and said, “Thanks for keeping in touch with me!”
Ernie Weirick ’39
Dr. Dorothy Landis Gray ’44 has been actively involved in the Sarasota Opera Guild in Florida, serving as chair of the prologue committee for 12 years. During the summer and fall while in Pennsylvania, she plays piano at the Allen Theatre in Annville.
After 49 years in pediatric dentistry, Dr. Kenneth C. Troutman ’58 retired from his position as clinical professor of pediatric dentistry and director of pediatric dentistry advanced specialty education programs at the University of California at Los Angeles. He says that his career took him around the world and gave him the opportunity to meet many wonderful people, and he wishes to thank LVC for helping him get off to a great start!
Class News & Notes wife, Colleen, are enjoying life in Vero Beach, Fla., raising a golden retriever puppy for Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc.
Carolyn Schairer Moyer ’59 and her husband, Karl E. Moyer ’59, recently celebrated 50 years of marital bliss. Karl first proposed to Carolyn en route home from attending the wedding of another LVC sweetheart couple, Darlene Steiner Lebo ’58 and John Lebo ’58, who attended the Moyers’ 50th anniversary dinner as special guests. The Moyers’ two daughters closed the anniversary dinner by performing the first movement from the “Duo for Violin and Violoncello” by Zoltan Koday. Catharine Hellick Van Ness ’59 has retired from substitute teaching and plans on traveling. Dr. Robert C. Lau ’65, by invitation, conducted his choral work, “Sing to the Lord a New Song,” at the “Music in Worship” reading sessions of the National Convention of the American Choral Directors Association in March. The convention, held in Chicago, attracted more than 4,000 choral directors from across the nation.
David A. Brubaker ’69 recently published “From Fear to Love: Transforming Revelation” (Booklocker Inc., 2011). It is a revolutionary explanation of the biblical book of Revelation as a serious resource for spiritual growth.
Duane H. LeBaron, Esq., ’67
Paula Snyder Aboyoun ’68, a registered nurse, has been working part-time for Capital City Nurses in Maryland. She and her husband, Charles, have three married children, four grandchildren, and love to travel. The Rev. Ralph Lenker Heagy ’68 retired from full-time parish ministry after 39 years as an ordained minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He and his
Dr. Michael Campbell ’69 has joined the music faculty at Young Harris College in Georgia. He directs the jazz ensemble, runs the saxophone studio, and teaches upper division music education classes. Larry A. Bowman ’70 was one of two individuals awarded the newly created Pennsylvania Certified Chamber Executive designation by the Pennsylvania Association of Chamber Professionals (PACP) at its fall 2010 conference. He was also elected chair of PACP’s board of directors for 2011.
Edward B. Ruth Jr. ’65 was recognized as an honorary alumnus in the Milton Hershey School Alumni Association during Milton Hershey School’s homecoming in September. He was a biology teacher and administrator at Milton Hershey for 38 years, retiring in 2003. In addition, Ruth will be inducted into the Milton Hershey School Spartan Hall of Fame in recognition of his work as a cross-country coach. He initiated the school’s cross country program in 1967 and coached for 14 years. Audrey Wahler Smith ’65 and her husband, George, enjoyed a week in Paris with Linda Slonaker Conrad ’64 and Ed Conrad ’64 in August 2010. Duane H. LeBaron, Esq., ’67 received his juris doctorate from the Dickinson School of Law in 1970 and his master’s degree in law from Temple University in 1984. He is a classical guitarist and a third-degree black belt in Ken Po Karate. Larry J. Painter ’67 continues to teach sociology and psychology at Falcon High School in Falcon, Colo.
(l. to r.): Becky Huber Davidowski, Cheryl Acosta Kiesel, Claire L. Fiedler, Nancy McCullough Longnecker, Elizabeth Todt DiBenedetto, Phyllis Brown Johnson, and Jan E. Smith, all Class of 1972
Norman Sutphin ’71 has relocated to the Denver, Colo., area where he is the organist at Trinity United Methodist Church in Denver. For the 27th consecutive year, Charles “Chip” Etter ’72 organized and led a camping, kayaking, and rafting trip on the Cheat River in W.Va., and the Youghiogheny River in Maryland, in midJune. LVC alumni joining Chip were Walt Frankowski ’73, Ken Gilberg ’73, Dave Guare ’76, and John Mardula ’73, among others. Nancy McCullough Longnecker ’72 recently took a trip to Chicago with some of her LVC friends from Keister Hall. The friends gather every year and took time out of this year’s fun-filled trip to pose for the
camera while wearing their LVC T-shirts, compliments of the Office of Alumni Programs. Linda Witmer Thompson ’73 and her husband, Richard B. Thompson ’71, have both recently retired. Linda retired from the Frederick County (Md.) Public Schools in June after 21 years. After 38 years of federal service, Richard retired in April from his position as the associate director for security policy in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). He worked for the DOT for 25 years, the first 13 of which were with the Federal Aviation Administration. He had previously worked for the Office of Personnel Management.
The Rev. Dr. H.E. Moore ’74 is the director of educational programs for the Clergy Health Initiative at Duke Divinity School in Durham, N.C. Patricia Hamilton Tison ’74 is enjoying life in Maine. She is partially retired from diverse employment including teaching preschool through grade 6 and serving as teaching director for a private alternative school. Pat states that she’s forever thankful for all that LVC did and has done to help her through life. Lonna Snavely Thompson, Esq., ’75 was recently promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer for the Association of Public Television Stations.
by jake king ’11
“I lost more than 25 pounds, my back issues went away, I slept better, felt more energized, and was happier in general.” This success inspired Bordley to look further into the health benefits of combining exercise with work, and he developed some basic specifications for a work desk to be used in tandem with most treadmills available on the market today. He took his idea to an engineering firm, and the prototype of what would become the TrekDesk was born. Since it became available two years ago, the TrekDesk has been spotlighted by a long list of notable media outlets, including CNN, CBS, and NBC. Forbes also featured it in its list of “Best Workplace Luxuries Anywhere.” High acclaim has put the TrekDesk in offices all over the world, but for Bordley, the real success comes from creating something that improves quality of life. When an injury put a damper on the active lifestyle of Steve Bordley ’77, he did something that most people wouldn’t think to do: he invented a solution. While in recovery, Bordley grew uncomfortable with the sedentary nature of his work and tried a number of ways to stay fit while on the job. He started with a recumbent bike under his desk, but soon found that by mounting a work station above a treadmill, he could walk at a slow pace, get his work done, and stay active. “The results were amazing after six weeks,” said Bordley.
“I was a social worker my first few years after graduation and although I was broke, I loved the feeling of helping others and making a difference,” said Bordley. “Once I started in the corporate career phase of my life, I lost that sense of achievement. The focus was always on the dollar and it was not nearly as satisfying. Now I receive emails from people thanking me and saying I have changed their lives.”
Jake King ’11 is a digital content media specialist and freelance writer from York.
Class News & Notes Elyse E. Rogers, Esq., ’76 and fellow LVC alumnus, John A. Feichtel ’91, have joined their legal backgrounds with several others to form Saidis, Sullivan & Rogers, with offices in Carlisle and Lemoyne. Todd Truntz, Esq., ’90 is also a member of the firm. After more than 33 years, Keith Symons ’77 retired in June from teaching elementary instrumental music in the Hamburg Area School District. He looks forward to having the time to pursue many different interests and activities.
Dorothy DePalma Dyer ’78 retired in June 2010 after a 32-year teaching career. Most of her career was spent working with fifth graders in the School District of the Chathams in New Jersey. Walter A. Mickens ’79 has been named president and chief executive officer of Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa, Calif.
John L. Hutley ’81 has been working at IKEA in Elizabeth, N.J., for 20 years and currently works in logistics. He also is an avid bowler. Dr. Kathleen Picciano ’81 was one of six veterinarians from around the world selected this past November to be on the Breeders Cup veterinary panel for the Breeders Cup International Championship races held at Churchill Downs in Louisville,
LVC Legacies Fifteen sons and daughters, from four states, followed the family’s footsteps this fall and will benefit from the College’s Children of Alumni Award. This annual award for children of LVC alumni provides $2,500 per year, for four years. (front, l. to r.): Stephen Autenrieth ’74, Lois Moore Autenrieth ’74, Wendy Autenrieth ’15, Jordan Wilson ’15, and Carrie McFeaters ’15; (middle, l. to r.): Dr. Gary Whiting ’80, Cole Chamberlin ’15, Matthew Myers ’15, Tom Lantz ���83, and Kathleen Viozzi McFeaters ’85; (back, l. to r.): Brooks Whiting ’15, Eric Chamberlin ’82, and Christina Barger Myers ’82; (not pictured): Katie Dasher ’15, Kaitlyn Farrow ’15, Emilie Hamm ’15, Daniel Johnson ’15, Rebecca Myers ’15, Ryan Sutovich ’15, Taylor Walls ’15, Tyler Weaber ’15, and Kyrstyn Witmyer ’15
Ky. The panel’s responsibilities included examining 184 horses entered in the races. Last summer, Amy J. Hostetler ’84 received a fellowship to participate in the Kavli Science Journalism workshop on The Universe at M.I.T.’s Knight Science Journalism Program. She is the public relations director for the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services in Richmond, and is pursuing a career as a freelance science writer as she works on a non-fiction book. Dr. Jonathan P. Frye ’85 was promoted to the rank of full professor of natural science at McPherson College in Kansas.
Denise Mastovich Whitford ’86 is the assistant vice president and branch manager for the South Windsor and Tolland offices of Savings Institute Bank & Trust in Connecticut. Dr. Michael J. Reihart ’87 has been named the first medical director for the Ambulance Association of Pennsylvania. He is also an emergency physician at Lancaster General Hospital, works for Lancaster Emergency Management System, is the regional medical director for the Emergency Health Services Federation, and is an expert witness and chair of the State Medical Advisory to the Department of Health.
Solving Crimes and Cleaning a City
Michael G. Dryden, Esq., ’90, a labor and employment attorney with the Philadelphia-based law firm Willig, Williams & Davidson, was recognized by Thomson Reuters as a 2011 Super Lawyer in a list published annually in Philadelphia magazine. Dr. Shawn Gingrich ’90, ’91 recently received the doctor of worship studies degree from the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies in Orange Park, Fla. He continues to serve as director of music ministry at First United Methodist Church in Hershey. His wife,
by charles mcelwee ’11
During his junior year at LVC, Ralph Ristenbatt ’87 changed his major from chemistry to biochemistry. After a Collegesponsored trip to the Pennsylvania State Police Crime Laboratory in Harrisburg, Ristenbatt decided to apply his new major to a career in forensic science. After graduating from LVC, Ristenbatt earned a master’s degree in forensic science from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York. He subsequently accepted a position at the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner in the Department of Forensic Biology. When Ristenbatt began his career in New York in 1990, the
scenes, ranging from homicide and sexual abuse to motor
city’s streets were scarred by years of violent crime and drugs.
vehicle accidents. “We didn’t turn any case down,” he said.
He was part of a new wave of people tasked with turning
After the director of his lab left in 2005 to start a forensic
around a city laboratory that paralleled the city’s decline.
science program at Penn State University, Ristenbatt decided
Ristenbatt started in the laboratory as a bench-level forensic biologist, intending to stay no more than a few years.
to follow suit, and today serves as an instructor in forensic science at the school.
Instead, he served more than 16, moving up the ranks and
Ristenbatt defined his experience at LVC as a “top-shelf
ultimately resigning from city service in 2006. His years in
education.” He counts many LVC faculty members among
New York City were marked by exciting work experiences and
some of the most inspiring professors he encountered
positive change both in his laboratory and the city.
there, specifically Dr. Donald Dahlberg, Dr. Paul Wolf, Dr. Sidney
Ristenbatt was tasked with tremendous responsibilities,
Pollack, Dr. Owen Moe, and the late Dr. Tony Neidig ’43, H’04.
including analyzing and reconstructing crime scenes, and
The College’s professors were “wonderful, knowledgeable,
providing expert testimony on investigations. Testifying before
extremely helpful people,” he said. “I couldn’t have asked to
a jury panel and enduring cross-examination was a stomach-
have gone to a better place.”
churning experience at first, but Ristenbatt came to enjoy it. He also was assigned several high-profile cases, including the sexual abuse investigation of hip hop artist Tupac Shakur. Overall, Ristenbatt’s team investigated more than 250 crime
Charles McElwee ’11 is a public relations executive at Quantum Communications, a public relations firm in Harrisburg.
Class News & Notes Laura Judd Gingrich ’90, serves as director of children and youth ministry at the church. They are the proud parents of four children.
Amanda L. Holmes ’01 is a child protective worker for the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child and Family Services, in Portland, Maine.
Michael J. Slechta ’91, M’04 is the coordinator for music, art, humanities, and 21st-century skills in the Lancaster School District. He also is the director of music and the choir for Trinity United Church of Christ in East Petersburg, and continues as co-conductor of the Reading Philharmonic Orchestra.
Eric S. Shrader ’01 is an assistant principal at Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg.
Danielle Campbell Willard ’91 and her husband, George, have three children: daughter Campbell, 5, and sons George, 2, and Sam, 1. Michele A. Klinsky ’92 is the box office manager at the Two River Theater Company in Red Bank, N.J. Dr. Sandra L. Fauser ’93 received her doctorate in educational administration from Temple University in May. Lt. Col. Jennifer Irene Bower ’94 was recently nominated as the chair and professor of military science at Boston University. She is in charge of the Army ROTC program encompassing 12 colleges and universities in the greater Boston area. Stephanie Bozym Schreyer ’96 is the manager of the technical support department for Cargas Systems, Inc., of Manheim Township. Amie M. Jumper ’99 received her master’s degree in community counseling from the University of Scranton in December 2010. Dawn McCabe Schober ’99 is a liability account executive with the program services division of Lancaster-based Murray Risk Management and Insurance. Cheryl Lukeski Ambruch ’01 is the director of Miles Apart Media, the creative division of Miles Technologies. She oversees web and graphic designers, as well as online marketing specialists.
Helene Hogan Dougherty ’02 was recently named a residential loan officer with the Fulton Mortgage Company. Angela R. Gehman M’02 was named a family wealth guardian with Wyomissingbased ParenteBeard Wealth Management. Kathleen Steffy Harrison ’99, M’02 was recently inducted into the Conestoga Valley School District’s third class of distinguished alumni. Eric R. Kratz ’04 is a policy specialist for the Commonwealth’s Department of Labor and Industry. Kristin M. Roth ’04 is a freelance book editor. A book she edited, “Music in Ancient China: An Archaeological and Art Historical Study of Strings, Winds, and Drums During the Eastern Zhou and Hans Periods” (770 BCE–220 CE), won the 2010 Nicolas Bessaraboff Prize, issued by the American Musical Instrument Society. Annalouise Venturella ’04 received a certificate of completion for filmmaking from the New York Film Academy in April. Crystal L. Gibson ’05 was recently named head women’s basketball coach at St. Mary’s College in Maryland. John M. Rizzo ’05 was recently named head coach for the girls’ basketball program at North Schuylkill High School. He is a social studies teacher in the North Schuylkill School District in Ashland.
Betsy Weik Devitz ’06, M’09 is the manager at 1st Federal Credit Union’s Hershey Road branch office. Dr. Steven Enders Kaylor ’06 received his degree in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University in May. He is an associate veterinarian at Banfield Pet Hospital in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Amy Zubek Miller ’06 recently received two first-place awards in the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors annual news and photos contest for a series of articles titled, “Down Syndrome: A Family’s Journey.” She also received a thirdplace award in the Philadelphia Press Association’s annual contest for the same series. Her awards were received as a result of her continued coverage of newborn twins with Down syndrome. Crystal A. Cascarino ’07 received her master’s degree in applied behavior analysis from Saint Joseph’s University in September 2010. She obtained board certified behavior analyst certification in February. Derek P. Dissinger, Esq., ’07 has been named an associate at Lancaster-based Russell Krafft & Gruber, LLP. His concentration is in banking and finance, business law, estate planning, employment law, real estate, and taxation. Kate E. Fry Cornejo ’07 received her master’s degree in education with a focus on higher education administration from Northeastern University in July. Dr. Bryce E. Gabler ’07 received his doctorate in dental medicine from the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University in May. He is serving a 30-month residency at St. Louis University in Missouri. Dr. Stuart J. Hartman ’07 was awarded the doctor of osteopathic medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in June. He is continuing his medical training in internal medicine at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown.
Jonathan “Jon” Houser ’08 is a sales representative for Ebersole Honda in Lebanon. Evelyn E. Unger ’08 received her master’s degree in paleobiology from the University of Bristol in England in February 2010. Dr. Stuart J. Hartman ’07
Dr. Bradford Kent Sgrignoli ’07 was awarded the doctor of osteopathic medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in June. He is attending Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, for a year prior to starting an official ophthalmology residency. While in Korea, he is performing an internship and conducting research at Yonsei Severance Hospital in Seoul.
Crista Billowitch ’09 teaches fourth grade inclusion in the Whitehall-Coplay School District. Shelly Marie Burkholder ’09 received her master’s degree in higher education administration from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., in May.
(c.): Scott D. Klein ’09
Scott D. Klein ’09 graduated from the City of Baltimore Fire Academy in August. He moved from Charlotte, N.C., in January to enter the academy as a rookie. Brian William Wharton ’09 is a brigade strength manager in the U.S. Army, commissioned at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Ga. He has been on active duty since graduating from LVC.
Opening Unexpected Doors
by jake king ’11
“I think I fit right in pretty quickly,” said Gaspar of her experiences during her year abroad. “I lived with a Spanish family and had a Japanese housemate. I studied at a private academy, as well as at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. I vowed not to hang around with my American classmates as I was really keen on learning the language.” Gaspar allowed herself to become immersed in Spanish culture, and after several trips to the country after graduation, she returned for a long-term stay in 2001. She married her husband, a native of Madrid, and together the couple started Rebecca Gaspar ’89 came to LVC as a psychobiology major. She
Burnett Investment S.L., a consulting company that provides
took Spanish to fulfill the language requirement needed to
English-language teaching, translating, and interpreting
complete her degree, but the experience ultimately paid off
services, as well as marketing and business development
in much more than credits. More than 20 years later, Gaspar
now lives, works, and has a family in Spain. Gaspar credits this major life change to the late Dr.
Gaspar’s experience abroad has had a huge impact on her life, and to LVC students who are considering study abroad,
Diane Iglesias, LVC professor of Spanish. With Iglesias’
she said: “Go for it! Don’t be afraid of traveling to a new
encouragement, Gaspar switched to a Spanish/psychology
country and leaving your friends and family behind for a few
double major and studied in Spain during the 1987–1988
months. It is a life-changing, life-enriching opportunity that not
academic year. LVC did not have a study-abroad program at
everyone can experience.”
the time, but with Iglesias’ help, Gaspar was able to transfer to a school that did have a program, spending a semester each in Madrid and Valencia, then transfer all her credits back
Jake King ’11 is a digital content media specialist and freelance writer from York.
to LVC in time to graduate her senior year.
Class News & Notes Sarah E. Bechtel ’10 represented LVC as an alumnus in the Intercollegiate Horse Show at the Centenary College Equestrian Center in Long Valley, N.J., in April. She took first place in the alumni fences division. Mandi Albright ’13 participated in the individual intermediate fences division, placing eighth. Daniel L. Olsheski ’10 is a web developer for Pipeline Interactive in Lebanon. He focuses on front-end development. Tyler D. Cain ’11 is a web developer for Pipeline Interactive in Lebanon. He focuses on back-end development work, including site development and web applications.
Friends of the College Dr. Edward H. Arnold H’87 recently received the Boy Scouts of America’s Silver Buffalo
institutions in Canada, attracting a distinguished European-based faculty. Hambourg taught and performed at LVC from 1982 until his retirement in 1995. He and his wife, Leonie Lang-Hambourg, who was an assistant professor of German at LVC, currently reside in Toronto. Dr. Klement Hambourg
Award for his commitment to improving the lives of Scouts across the nation. The award has been given annually since 1926 to civic-minded men and women for their contributions and service to youth. The award is regarded as the highest Boy Scout honor given to a volunteer. Dr. Klement Hambourg, professor emeritus of music, recently presented the Hambourg Conservatory Centennial Celebration 1911–2011, at the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto. The conservatory was established in 1911 by his grandfather, the Russian piano pedagogue Michael Hambourg, together with two of his famous sons. The Hambourg Conservatory has become one of the premier music
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Batting 1.000 The days are long, the monetary rewards minimal, and the future uncertain. For a recent college graduate looking to establish a lasting career, the above scenario might seem to be nothing short of a nightmare. But Richie Schwartz ’07 sees his job as a dream come true.
by pat huggins
“But I can’t say enough about it. What’s it worth to somebody to be able to do something they absolutely love, day in and day out?” Schwartz conceived the business idea after spending nearly $250 for two personal bats. “I thought, ‘There has to be a way I can make a quality product and
An avid baseball fan—and
keep the cost a little lower,’” said Schwartz, whose own bats sell for
member of LVC’s baseball team
between and $80 and $110. “So I started researching everything and
during his collegiate days—
came to the conclusion that if I had a hand lathe and a couple billets of
Schwartz still swings a bat on a
wood, I might be able to get something started.”
regular basis, but now spends
With the help of Donato, associates Doug Rowell and Gary James,
most of his time manufacturing
and the company’s sales force, DS Wood started a steady climb
toward respectability and beyond, with Schwartz’s bats finding their
Schwartz started building bats in the garage of his parents’ home in 2009. Since the beginning of this year, his company, DS Wood, has produced more than 2,000 bats for nearly 100 minor league baseball players and several Major League
way into the hands of players of all ages and abilities. “We’re still shoring some things up, but our clientele is growing with us and accepting that,” said Schwartz. “I think that’s a real testament to the quality we put out. “We try to work with good people and show them that we’re a
Baseball (MLB) teams—including members of the Boston Red Sox and
legitimate company. And we’re fortunate to have good baseball people
New York Yankees—and has received MLB’s product approval.
who are willing to lend their expertise to further our business and dream.”
“It’s a dream come true,” said Schwartz, who started DS Wood with the help of close friend Allan Donato. “We don’t pay ourselves right
now, but once that happens it’s going to be even better, because it’s a 40 The Valley struggle sometimes to make sure we make ends meet.
Pat Huggins is a freelance writer from Lebanon and a sportswriter for the Lebanon Daily News.
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We Asked, You Answered
any thanks to the more than 2,000 LVC graduates who completed the recent alumni survey conducted by SimpsonScarborough, our market research partners. The response rate to the LVC survey was the highest in the company’s history. Clearly, LVC alumni are willing to share their opinions and ideas, and we appreciate the time you took to respond. Congratulations once again to the winner of our survey incentive prize, a $250 Amazon.com gift certificate: Katherine Brodhead ’10.
Here are some of the findings: Alumni are extremely satisfied with their LVC education, and an overwhelming number—94 percent—
would recommend the College to students and families in the college selection process.
With age comes wisdom: as alumni move on in life,
appreciation for the LVC experience grows. The work of our faculty, close relationships with classmates and professors, and the enduring value of a liberal arts education were mentioned most often in the survey.
The way alumni stay connected with the College is changing, with our youngest grads choosing e-communication
rather than print materials. However, once alumni reach their 30s, they prefer printed communications. It will be interesting to see how this changes as e-communication becomes even more ubiquitous. In response, we’ll continue to provide information across a variety of platforms and continue to build a strong, lively LVC presence on social networking sites.
An overwhelming majority of alumni—88 percent—want to stay connected with LVC, and many want to deepen that connection. Alumni in their 20s, 30s, and 40s are
We found that the current array of alumni services and benefits are valued, but alumni want the College to create an online alumni directory. Even in this era of Facebook and LinkedIn, alumni value the College’s ability to gather and disseminate information about classmates to classmates, and they hope we’ll get that information out in an even more timely way. As a result, we are exploring some exciting new online options that you’ll hear about in the coming year. Stay tuned! You told us that your gifts to the College are important because
they are important for our students and faculty, and that many of you make those gifts to honor the value of your LVC degree. We were very pleased to learn
that alumni believe the College uses their gifts well and that they are thanked properly for their gifts. Our youngest grads, though, are concerned that we invite alumni support while they have student loans. Even if a grad hadn’t sent a gift recently, we found there is positive support for future gifts to LVC. More than 75 percent of survey respondents said they
planned to support the College financially in the future, which is great news. Tuition and student fees do not
cover the full cost of an LVC education and your gifts help bridge that gap. If there ever was a time for a well-educated citizenry, it’s now, and we were cheered to learn that so many of you plan to make LVC one of your chosen philanthropies. And finally, we asked how you would like your future gifts to be used, and you told us: To provide student scholarships,
to support academic departments, and for LVC’s most pressing needs. Those are among the College’s highest priorities, too, so it looks like the College’s needs are aligned with your interests.
Thank you for your valuable input; please know that we
are taking your opinions seriously and using this information to adjust current programs and roll out new ones that will meet your needs and interests. We asked, you answered, and the
College will be stronger because of that.
particularly interested in services the College could offer to help them network and build career skills. We have already added six new alumni events this year that provide networking and career development opportunities. We hope you’ll be part of one of these events because event attendance patterns help shape future alumni program offerings.
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In Memoriam ’30s
Anna Wengert Whitmire ’31 died March 31 in Williamsport at the age of 103. She taught math and English in many Pennsylvania public schools for 36 years, until her retirement from Loyalsock School District in 1972. A music lover, Whitmire sang in the Peacemakers, a local ministers’ wives group. She also was a member of the Williamsport Music Club and enjoyed attending community concerts. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, and served with the Methodist women. Among others, Whitmire is survived by a daughter, Marilyn Whitmire Shenenberger ’71, and a son-in-law, William E. Shenenberger ’69. Edgar C. Brinser ’33 died May 11 in Hershey at the age of 99. He had been an engineer at Standard Oil, then at the Bendix Corporation. He was a member of Loch Raven United Methodist Church in Baltimore, Md. Brinser loved all sports, especially the Baltimore teams. Among others, he is survived by a nephew, Herbert A. Eckenroth ’49. Anna Light Blatt ’39 died March 15 in Lebanon at the age of 92. She began her teaching career at the Franklin School in Lebanon as a third-grade teacher until her marriage in 1949. She worked with the USO Travelers Aid during World War II and became a member of the Women’s Auxiliary Board of the Lebanon USO Club. In 1964, Blatt continued her teaching career with the AnnvilleCleona School District as a fourth-grade teacher at the Cleona Elementary School, where she taught until her retirement in 1980. She was a member of the LVC Alumni Association, Lebanon County Retired School Employees’ Association, Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, Lebanon County Educational Honor Society, and American Association of University Women.
Blatt enjoyed music, reading, and taking family summer trips to Ocean City, N.J. Among others, she was predeceased by her father, Boaz G. Light, 1913.
Mabel Jane Miller ’41 died April 11 in Lancaster at the age of 91. She taught seventh- and eighth-grade reading for 25 years and then was the language arts coordinator for 17 years for grades K–12 in the Elizabethtown Area School District. In her earlier years, Miller was a member of Chiques United Methodist Church in Mount Joy, where she served as a Sunday school teacher for children and youth. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family and friends. Lt. Col. John B. Mengel ’43 died April 29 in North Carolina at the age of 89. He spent 21 years in the U.S. Air Force, spanning three wars: World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He was an interpreter for Maj. Gen. Charles A. Willoughby for the Occupational Government of Japan before being recalled for the Korean War. Mengel’s last assignment was as commanding officer of the 363 Reconnaissance Squadron at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, S.C. He was an avid photographer and served as president of several camera clubs, including one in Japan. He also was a Boy Scout and Scout Master, and attended the first National Jamboree in Washington, D.C., in 1937. He loved tennis and played in the World-Wide U.S. Air Force Senior Men’s Tennis Doubles Championship in 1968. Following his retirement in 1970, he worked at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and later helped with the tape ministry and counseling in his church. For the last 30 years, Mengel’s main interest was in the men’s organization, Full Gospel Christian Business Men, now known as International Fellowship Christian Businessmen.
Dr. F. Allen Rutherford Jr. ’37, H’85 Dr. F. Allen Rutherford Jr. ’37, H’85 died April 14 in Virginia at the age of 94. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked as an accountant for John Heins & Company from 1941 to 1959, becoming a partner in 1955. He was a principal with Arthur Young and Company from 1959 to 1978. Rutherford served on LVC’s Board of Trustees from 1969 to 1986, serving as vice president and president. He was acting president of the College for several months in 1984. He served on the executive committee and as treasurer of the United Way in Bluefield, W.Va., and was a member of the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (CPAs). He was a council member and member of Lutheran churches in Wynnewood, Pa., and Bluefield, W.Va., and served as an officer in various community and civic organizations. Rutherford was a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs, West Virginia and Virginia Society of CPAs, the National Association of Accountants, and the American Institute of CPAs. Among others, he is survived by a daughter, Margie Rutherford Gausby ’71, and a son, Frank A. Rutherford III ’74.
In Memoriam Dr. Stephen Joseph Metro ’43 died July 22 in Southern Pines, N.C., at the age of 91. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946 as a laboratory technician, bacteriologist, and hospital administrator. After graduating from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, with his doctorate in organic chemistry, Metro was hired by Esso Research and Engineering Company (now Exxon Research and Engineering Co.), in Linden, N.J. He spent 34 years in the products division doing research and technical administration in synthetic aviation lubricants. As project head, he was responsible for developing a line of synthetic lubricants for turbo jet engines that are used worldwide. He holds 36 patents on jet engine lubrication. Metro was a 63-year member of the American Chemical Society and a member of the Honorary Scientific Society, Sigma XI. He had been president of the Exxon Mobil retiree club in central North Carolina. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, a former member of the English Speaking Union, and enjoyed attending North Carolina Symphony concerts. Rev. Robert P. Crist ’44 died July 3 in Lititz at the age of 88. He served on the staff of the First Baptist Church of Dayton, Ohio, from 1944 to 1946. In 1947, he was ordained by the First Baptist Church of Worcester, Mass., where he served as associate pastor until 1949, then later became pastor of the Central Baptist Church in Southbridge, Mass., from 1949 to 1956. Crist returned to First Baptist Church in Worcester as the minister of education from 1956 to 1965, during which time he also served as a chaplain at the Worcester Academy. In 1965, he moved to Maine to become pastor of the Hebron Community Baptist Church, as well as chaplain and faculty member of the Hebron Academy. He retired in 1993 and moved back to Hershey. Crist also served as a chaplain in the Navy Reserve for eight years and volunteered at the Hershey Medical Center and Hope Lodge. He also performed a number of marriages in the Hershey Rose Garden. Norma Kiscadden Daihl ’45 died March 27 in Harrisburg at the age of 87. She was a retired public school teacher, having started her career at Harding Elementary School in the Lebanon City School District. She later taught at the Swatara and Lower Paxton junior high schools in the Central Dauphin School District, from which she retired after 29 years of teaching mathematics. Daihl was a member of the Linglestown United Methodist Church for 62 years. She found her greatest pleasure teaching Sunday school and leading Bible study groups. Dr. George Peter Rutt ’46 died June 14 in Florida at the age of 86. He was a retired physician, specializing in internal medicine. He had a private family practice in Allentown from 1949 through 1951. He was the senior attending physician in the department of medicine at the Allentown Hospital and the chief of the outpatient medical clinic. Rutt was a member of the U.S. Army Medical Corps and was awarded a Bronze Medal while serving in the Korean War. He re-established his private practice in Allentown after the war, until 1961. After completing his residency in 1964, he became a board-certified Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He then became a partner in Cardiovascular Associates, Inc., in Allentown, retiring in 1983. Rutt was a member
of Christ Presbyterian Church in Ormond Beach, Fla. He was a member of Lehigh Country Club in Allentown and Oceanside Country Club in Ormond Beach, Fla. He was an avid golfer, skier, and bridge player. Among others, he is survived by his wife of 61 years, Pauline “Polly” Keller Rutt ’43; a daughter, Carol Rutt Jennings ’72; and a son-in-law, Dr. Robert G. Jennings ’69. John P. Hummel Jr. ’48 died June 22 in Camp Hill at the age of 88. He served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II with the U.S. Army and was retired from the Mechanicsburg Ships Parts Control Center. He was a long-time member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Lemoyne; a member of Robert Burns Lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons, Lodge 464 in Harrisburg; and was a member of the Zembo Temple’s Chanters Unit. Harlan A. Daubert ’49 died June 2 at the age of 82. He began his 37-year musical teaching career at Fredericksburg High School in the Northern Lebanon School District, beginning with a band of 18 members. When he retired in 1986, the band had swelled to more than 200 members. Daubert’s students played in venues across the U.S. and Ireland, including performances in the Macy’s and Gimbel’s holiday parades, and the Orange, Cotton, and Rose Bowl parades. His bands won accolades for their military precision and musicianship. Daubert received numerous awards, including LVC’s Distinguished Alumnus Award, Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the Lebanon County Educational Honor Society, and Excellence in Music Award by the Lebanon County Choral Society. Daubert was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Lebanon Rotary Club, inducted into the National Band Directors’ Hall of Fame, and was a Melvin Jones Fellow of the Lions Club. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, Lions Club, and Phi Beta Mu. In 2009, the Northern Lebanon School District named its high school auditorium in his honor—The Harlan A. Daubert Performing Arts Center. He was a long-time member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lebanon, where he served as director of music and church organist until his death. Among others, Daubert is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jeanne Beaver Daubert ’52; daughters Suzanne Daubert Fox ’77 and Alison J. Daubert ’84; son Aaron H. Daubert ’93; and son-in-law, Wayne C. Fox ’73. Dr. Stuart K. Remley ’49 died March 17 in Sylvania, Ohio, at the age of 86. He served in the U.S. Army as a surgical technician at the Foster and 181st general hospitals, and served 10 months in India-Burma. He received the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. From 1955 until 1962, Remley was a family practitioner in Glen Rock. His family moved to Ohio, where he went into private practice as an endocrinologist in the Toledo area from 1967 until his retirement in 1990. He also served as an adjunct professor at the Medical College of Ohio and as a staff physician for Owens Corning Fiberglass during the course of his practice. Remley was a member of the American College of Physicians, the Lucas County Medical Association, the Ohio Medical Association, the Academy of Medicine of Toledo and Lucas County, and the China-Burma-India Veterans Association.
Dr. Paul Junior Spangler ’49 died June 5 in Stover, Mo., at the age of 86. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. Spangler worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and later worked for more than 40 years as an independent research biologist for the Smithsonian Institution. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Miller Spangler ’50.
Betty Slifer Andrews ’50 died May 7 in Woodbridge, Va., at the age of 82. After taking time out to raise her daughter, Andrews began her career at the Burroughs Research Center where she programmed missile guidance programs for the Atlas InterContinental Ballistic Missile and the Mercury Project. She also helped write the executive program that launched Astronaut John Glenn. She worked for the System Development Corporation helping to develop the system communications for the Strategic Air Command (SAC) and Control System at SAC Headquarters. She taught new programmers and wrote online software diagnostic programs. She branched out into space, missile, and air defense systems and worked on the software upgrade to the first-phased FPS-85, the radar used to track objects in space. She then was the manager for the executive program and support system for AEGIS, the shipboard air-defense system, and worked at Kwajelein, Marshall Islands, where she supported ballistic missile reentry tests and measurements on the Safeguard system. She also worked at several companies, developing programs for the departments of Energy, Health and Human Services, and intelligence services. Andrews then founded her own computer consulting company and was test director for a large distributed international financial system. She developed and implemented test plans for major intelligence systems at Vint Hill Farms. She had been president and vice president of the Washington Independent Computer Consultants Association, and served on several county boards, most significantly the Prince William County fire board. She also served on the boards of several local arts groups such as Manassas Dance Company and most recently spent her spare time writing grant requests for the Fauquier Community Theater. Carl R. Baum ’50 died July 1 in Palmyra at the age of 85. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving on a destroyer in the South Pacific. He worked at the Lebanon Steel Foundry and later became general manager at Bomberger’s Bologna Company. He retired as president of Bomberger’s in 1988. Baum was a member of First United Methodist Church in Palmyra, served two terms on the Palmyra School Board, and served on the Palmyra Recreation Association. He was a member and president of the Pennsylvania Meat Packers Association, an honorary member of the Eastern Meat Packers Association, and a member of the Lebanon Country Club, serving as president in 1990. Phyllis Miller Spangler ’50 died June 26, 2010, in Warsaw, Mo., at the age of 82. Her husband, Paul J. Miller ’49, was a research entomologist for the Smithsonian Institution, which took the couple all over the country. She assisted her husband in his work
for 20 years as his personal research assistant. They lived in the Washington, D.C., area until 2002, when they moved to Warsaw, Mo. Spangler’s husband, Paul, passed away on June 5 of this year. William Wertz ’50 died March 28 in Annville at the age of 87. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the Land Craft Infantry USS 464 in the Pacific Theatre. Wertz was the owner of the Karmelkorn Shop in Lebanon for 36 years, later changing the name to Wertz Candies, Inc. He retired in 1986. Wertz was the first president of the Cedar Crest Booster Club. He loved animals, gardening, and University of Nebraska football. Cynthia Johnson Bruaw ’51 died June 3 in Altoona at the age of 83. She retired as supervisor for Blair County Children and Youth Services in 1998, where she had been employed since 1977. She was a volunteer with the Blair County Literacy Council. Bruaw was the first married May Queen in LVC’s history, and in 1950 was elected LVC’s Queen of Pennsylvania Week and Homecoming Day. Anna “Fay” Hall Edwards ’51 died March 13 in Grifton, N.C., at the age of 81. She started her teaching career in Baltimore County, Md. After moving to North Carolina in 1955, she continued teaching in the Pink Hill, LaGrange, Contentnea, and Grifton schools. She retired from teaching in 1996. During her 18 years of teaching in Grifton, Edwards enjoyed directing the eighth-grade plays. She also enjoyed reading, traveling, knitting, and cross stitching. Among others, she is survived by her husband, Paul F. Edwards ’52, and a niece, Michelle Hall Moseley ’83. William Otterbein Wert ’51 died July 1 in Greenacres, Fla., at the age of 84. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, having been a member of the Squadron 63 Air Force Group. Wert taught English, Spanish, and French at Princeton High School in New Jersey and later served as principal for the Middle Township and Eastern high schools, also in New Jersey. He was a master bridge player. He enjoyed listening to classical music while designing and constructing furniture for friends and family. Ralph A. Bausher ’52 died April 4 in Hamburg at the age of 84. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and had been a member of the Civil Air Patrol before entering the Army. He worked at Buechley Lumber Company in Hamburg for 20 years, then as a branch manager at Nelco Home Center, also in Hamburg, for 13 years. Bausher then worked as a house inspector for the Berks County Redevelopment Authority until his retirement in 1988. He was a charter member of Boy Scout Troop 2 (now 184) and of the Hamburg Junior Chamber of Commerce (now Hamburg Jaycees). He also was a member of the Vaux Lodge 406 Free and Accepted Masons, Berks County Calligraphers Guild, Berks Art Alliance, Hamburg Rotary Club, and a life member of the Behler-Hein American Legion Post 637. Bausher played trumpet in the 18-piece LVC dance band and was a member of the Veterans American Legion Drum and Bugle Corps. He was a member of the First United Church of Christ in Hamburg, where he served as Sunday school teacher and choir director for 15 years. Among others, he is survived by a son, Eric R. Bausher ’82.
In Memoriam Joan Bair Herman ’53 died June 2 in Lancaster at the age of 80. While in high school and college, she performed as a violinist with the Harrisburg Symphony. In later years, she performed with the Newark and Dover symphonies, both in Delaware. Early in her teaching career, she taught in Harrisburg and later retired in 1994 as a music and stringed instrument teacher in the Wilmington, Del., area schools. Herman enjoyed teaching very young students the Suzuki method of learning to play stringed instruments. She was a violinist with several string quartets and ensembles in both Delaware and Lancaster. She was a fan of classical music and participated in church choirs and other choral groups. She served as a volunteer, meeting with handicapped seniors and reading to the vision-impaired. Herman was a member of Highland Presbyterian Church of Lancaster. Anthony B. Creamer Jr. ’56 died March 3 in Lebanon at the age of 82. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was the founder and owner of Lebanon Paint and Wallpaper, Inc. Creamer was a member of the Church of St. Cecelia, Lebanon American Legion, R. Field and Stream, Palmyra Sportsman Association, and Heidelberg Rod and Gun Club. He also was a member of the North-South Skirmish Association and former coach of the Lebanon Jaycees midget football team. Among others, Creamer is survived by his wife, Betty Edelman Creamer ’51. Joyce Elaine Buck Levin ’56 died March 2 in Carlisle at the age of 76. After graduating from Lebanon Valley College, she attended Duke University in Durham, N.C. Levin had an antique paper business, Serendipity, for several years. She had a great love for all her Kerry blue terriers throughout the years. Carol Ann Kelly Hamilton ’57 died Oct. 31, 2010, in Ocean City, Md., at the age of 75. She was a teaching aide at Showell Elementary School in Newark, Md., for more than 20 years. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a volunteer at the Ocean Pines Library, Berlin City Hall, and the Clothes Closet at Atlantic United Methodist Church. Ronald Eugene Drum ’58 died June 15 in Lebanon at the age of 74. He was a retired educator for the Lebanon School District with 30 years of service. He also owned and operated Learning Resource Center in the Lebanon area for 18 years. Drum was an active member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Lebanon, where he sang in the boys’ choir, served as an acolyte and a Eucharistic minister, and taught Sunday school. He also served as the radio announcer for the broadcasts of the Christmas Midnight Masses. Drum had been a member and president of HALCYON, and a member of the Lebanon Jaycees, Lebanon Valley Kiwanis Club, and TPA Post E in Lebanon. While in high school, Drum served as an announcer on WLBR radio for a program called “Sunday Night Special,” featuring music, talk, and interviews. Among others, Drum is survived by his wife, Donna Jungmann Drum ’68, ’80.
Judith Buck Babey ’62 died June 24 in Phillipsburg, N.J., at the age of 71. She owned Judy’s Green Lantern Resale in Richmond, and previously worked as a bookkeeper for Kenbert Associates in Somerville, N.J. Elaine Long Judson ’66 died March 3 in Camp Hill at the age of 67. She retired after 25 years as a vocal music teacher in the Cumberland Valley School District. She was vice president of the Harrisburg Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, served on the executive board of the local education association for three years, and was the representative to the state convention for two years. Judson enjoyed singing and performing in churches, social organizations, and local theater groups, where she often had lead parts in musicals. Among others, she is survived by her husband of 45 years, John David Judson ’66; a son, Jonathan Judson ’06; and a daughter-in-law, Charity Maurer Judson ’06.
John Harry Mohrman Jr. ’70 died March 11 in Dover, Del., at the age of 62. Having been the son of a U.S. Air Force officer, he grew up living all over the world, including Japan, Canada, Texas, and Hawaii, where he was living the day it became a state. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force for four years where he was a medic. Mohrman retired from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control as a program manager of the emergency response team. He enjoyed camping with his family, with Shenandoah National Park being the family’s favorite spot. Rebecca Byrd Burkhart ’76 died May 1 in Dover, N.J., at the age of 57. She was the children’s librarian at the Verona Public Library in Verona, N.J., from 1978 until her retirement in January of this year. She was affectionately known as “Mrs. B.” by many of her library patrons. She was an active and dedicated member of Christ Episcopal Church in Budd Lake, N.J. Among others, Burkhart is survived by her husband, Edward R. Burkhart ’75.
Kerrie Brennan Dacey ’90 died April 5 in Ephrata at the age of 43. She had previously worked at JRH Biosciences in Denver and Surgical Specialties in West Reading. Most recently, Dacey was a stay-at-home mother. She volunteered at the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Awareness Coalition in Ephrata and worked with their support group. She was a member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church in Ephrata where she served as school board secretary.
Friends of the College Dr. Madelyn Albrecht, associate professor emerita of education, died May 16 in Penney Farms, Fla., at the age of 83. Albrecht taught in LVC’s Department of Education from 1973 to 1990. Born in Clio, Mich., Albrecht attended Bay City Junior College and taught at Jewett Elementary School for a year before attending the Northern Baptist Seminary in Chicago. After graduating, she was commissioned by the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society as an educational missionary, which took her to the Belgian Congo to render services in educational and evangelical work at Sona Bata, Congo. While on furlough, she attended Michigan State University where she received her Ph.D. She retired from missionary service in 1973 and from LVC in 1990. Moving to Florida in 2001, Albrecht was involved with the Penney Memorial Church as a member of the choir and the church scholarship committee. She also worked interpreting and promoting the Clinic Benefit Society and became a master gardener. Dr. Barnard H. Bissinger died May 15 in Middletown at the age of 93. He was a lifelong educator who was instrumental in developing mathematics courses for Penn State Harrisburg, from where he retired in 1988. He was the former head of the Mathematics Department at LVC where he received the John Evans Lehman Chair of Mathematics in 1959. In 1943, he was awarded one of the first interdisciplinary doctorates—in mathematics and aerodynamics—by Cornell University. Bissinger taught mathematics at Cornell and Michigan State University and served as a research assistant for the National Research Council at Columbia University prior to his appointment as operations analyst for the Fourteenth Air Force at the Pentagon and in the China Theatre during World War II. He was part of a group that performed calculations to assist aircraft through the China-Burma-India hump. After the war, he served as executive vice president of a family shoe manufacturing corporation in Fitchburg, Mass., before joining the faculty at LVC and ultimately Penn State Harrisburg. Bissinger was active in the National Science Foundation, served as a Foundation Fellow at Princeton University in the late 1950s, and ran the visiting lecturers program for five years. In 1998, he retired as consulting statistician to the Mechanicsburg Naval Supply Depot after 38 years of service. Through that time period, Bissinger also provided consulting services to Hershey Foods Corporation and Gannett Fleming.
(second row, far r.): The Rev. Harry Miller, 1899
Ella M. Dellinger died March 24 in Leaders Heights at the age of 95. She worked as a nurse at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Md., until 1938, and later become head nurse in the emergency department at York Hospital. She and her late husband, Dr. Woodrow S. Dellinger ’33, opened their own medical practice in Red Lion, where they worked until its closing in 1988. She was a member of the Red Lion VNA Board, Red Lion BPW, Order of Eastern Star Rainbow Chapter, and the Lebanon Valley College Auxiliary. Dellinger also had an avid interest in history, especially with Abraham Lincoln, and was a member of the Colonial Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution as well as the Red Lion Historical Society. She was a member of the Bethany (United Brethren) United Methodist Church in Red Lion for 72 years, where she occasionally served as a Sunday school teacher and a member of the Sunshine Girls and Four Folds Friends Sunday school classes. Dellinger Hall, a College residence hall, was dedicated and named in honor of the Dellinger family which has been associated with LVC since the late 1800s. Among others, she is survived by a son, Woodrow “Skip” Dellinger Jr. ’62; nephews, Wesley T. Dellinger ’75 (Amy Hoopes Dellinger ’78), and Dr. Ned Heindel ’59; and great niece, Courtney Dellinger Zechman ’05. She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Woodrow S. Dellinger ’33 and brother-in-law, Curvin N. Dellinger ’38. The Rev. Dr. Donald H. Treese H’76 died Jan. 21 in Carlisle at the age of 80. He retired in 1993 after more than 40 years as a pastor for the United Methodist Church. Treese served as pastor of churches in Mount Union, Hopewell, Williamsport, Newport, Gettysburg, Altoona, and Carlisle. He served one year as director of religious activities at Lycoming College, and from 1979 to 1993, he served as associate general secretary of the Division of Ordained Ministry, Board of Higher Education and Ministry, in Nashville, Tenn.
“Today is not the time for goodbyes; there is too much work to do…We have the best jobs in the world. Let us go do them.” —Dr. Stephen MacDonald, 51st Annual Opening Breakfast, August 26, 2011
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