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In planning this yearbook the staff decided to magnify the college year by thinking big. This meant that trustees, faculty, staff, seniors and freshmen should not be compartmented but that all five groups should be united and considered as the Centenary family. Thus the bottom of each page was reserved for the family group as a





Colette Acosta'73

Cheryl Akins'74

running highlight to the year's activities. Thinking big also brought about the idea of using as many very large pictures as possible in the various sections of the yearbook. 7973 Hack, Volume 69, is published by the yearbook staff of Centenary College for Women, a two-year college, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840. Vol-



Carol Allen BS'74



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Historians should note that the events in the 1973 Hack are indicated by month and date only since the yearbook covers the span from January 1 through December 31. Photographic identification is always read from left to right unless otherwise indicated.


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Deborah Anastasio'74

Michelle Antig'74

Jan Applegate'73

Joanne Armellino '73

It can start anytime and anYPlace School spirit is a special feeling. Each girl

is affected in a different way. She may


roused to sing the lyrics of a school or team song or to lend a hand when her help is needed. No matter how a girl expresses her spirit, it is still generated from within herself. It is a disease that is spread from one to another until the whole student body is infected. - Catherine Helfrich

- By breaking the ice during the annual ceremony in Reeves, seniors and freshmen became members of the college for T972-73Being the 74th girl to enter Reeves, freshA.

Elizabeth Armstrong'74

Audrey Asphar'74

man Catherine Luce was selected to represent the incoming class to break the ice September 16 with Pamela Ebert, senior class president. This event started the 99th academic year. B. Nancy Cooper expressed her feelings in the March 6 freshman talent show in Reeves. C. - Intersorority Council, represmting the five local sororities, Beta, Cal, Diok, Kappa, Peith, gave a surprise Girthday party for Dr. Edward W. Seay, col-

in Reeves. The soiorities presented a "This Is Your Life"

lege president, November 20

skit. The happy birthday kiss was bestowed by Joan Zaleski.

Mts, Lois Backenstoss, BA, MEd., dean of students

Dr. R. Elwood Backenstoss, BM, MM, BA, MA, PhD., director of student services

School spirit is self-induced A.


Number one was selected by Debo-

rah Mainwaring during the April fS room number drawing in Reeves. Reacting with Deborah were Jane Chamberlin and Ceorgine Whittington. B.

Johnson participated




in the March 13

interdorm swim meet that was won by Anderson Hall girls. They defeated South Hall, 42-25. C. - Peith members

for the annual sorority skit night September 26 in Reeves.

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Michelle Bacon'73

Ann Bailey'74

Mrs. Marilyn Bailey, admissions office secretary.

Diane Bajus'74


Dona Baker'74

Katharine Baker'73

Linda Baldassarre'74

Jeri Ballew'73

Involvement improves ticking Without interested participants, organizations would stop ticking. It takes more than attending a weekly meeting to run a club. The key to

the girls together as a body - this is what it is all about. - Catherine Helfrich

success is involvement: giving and sharing - this produces rewards. It is

A. - Laurie Tarter won the

make an organization successful and

when her dad, Derick, won the least hair contest during the April 22 dads day in

not oniy the inside but the outside efforts of dedicated members that rewarding. It is the unity of friends working, sweating and, finally, re-

joicing together over a finished project that makes the organization worthwhile. This kind of spirit holds 8


or summer study at Connecticut College for Women. B. Nancy Kipp was pleased scholarship


Reeves. C. - Deborah Ferree campaigned but lost her bid for freshman

representative to the Judicial Council.


Mrs. Edwina Bartholomey, bookstore secretary and business office assistant

Cynthia Bartle'74

Martha Beckrnan'73

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Cail Bertelsen '74

Randy Bezark '73

Work together to rejoice together A. - Drug education was presented by five members of the New Jersey Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association in Reeves October 18, The display was set up by Detective Willie L. Akins of the Somerville Police Department. Detective Thomas Monahan of the Newark Police Department was in charge of the program that was presented from the law enforcement viewpoint. B. Mrs. Ellen Dalton, foods, registered Cathy Search

for her first-semester ber 15 in Reeves. C.


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Association sponsored its first cornhusking bee November 6 in Reeves. There were also contests in chicken calling, hog calling, wet sponge throwing, pie eating, apple bobbing and whistling.

D. - Barbara McCarthy learned how to

use the enlarger at the October 24 meeting of the Photography Club.


Miss Peggy Blackmon, BS, MA, dance

EIyse Blake'74

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Janet Block'74



Susan Boger'74

Elizabeth Bohl'za

Participation brings enlightenment If you look

around a typical class-

room what do you usually



ably a few sleepers, letter writers, conversationalists, gigglers and note passers. This is common to all classes. Yet there seems to be a higher rate of students occupied with more important things, the discussions taking place. The classroom can turn into a scene resembling the old Roman forums, or they can be peaceful lectures. The teachers have a talent for engaging their students in lively debates, be it the 18 year old drinking age


Chemistry 11: William Hedges, overhead projector useful in the general chem-


instructor, found the

istry class. B. - Art 19: Kathleen White worked on her toy car in the sculpture class for instructor R. Randall Timmons. C. - Psychology 21: Child psychology class gave a Halloween party for the nursery school

pupils in Reeves. Children, in the

bottom row, Laurie Gebhart, Tracy

Mitchell, Danny Mitchell.

Class members, in the top row, Wendy Seiler, Eloise Foreman, Carol Haklisch.

or the war in Southeast Asia, - Catherine Helfrich




Jacqueline Bonavito'74

Catherine Bond'7+

Elizabeth Bond'23

Doers gather in the rewards A. - Music 23: Ellen Ruoff took private organ instruction from Dr. Kenneth Powell. B. - Biology 11: Class members picked up their slides for study

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Judith Bonos'73

Dr. John Borino, MD, director of medical services

Cherrill Borkland '23

Mrs. Virginia Bormann, RN, sistant nurse


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Catherine Bott'74

Linda Brett'73

Cail Bristow'73

Victory makes it all worthwhile Whether it's splashing through the rough waters enemy lines, dodging an opponent with a quick move or smashing a ball across the net, we possess the desire to win. Without this desire where would we be? It doesn't matter if the team consists of eleven members or just two; it is the enthusiasm and the

of competition, driving the ball through

harmony that count. Working toward a victory with hours and hours of practice is only fulfilling

and satisfying when that goal is reached. - Catherine Helfrich

A. - This was the finale in the annual Aquatic

Club show AWil 29, May 7-2 in the natatorium. B. Scoring for this one February 10 was CCW, 53, and Fairleigh Dickinson University, 12. C. - Jane Coleman, top, and Mary Kleh submerged to learn the techniques of skin diving.





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Alison Brown'73

Miriam Brown'73

Joseph V. Buck, trustee

Patricia Buckenmyer'73

Harmony is important to teamwork A. - Yoga was added io the physical education course offerings for the first time this year and met in the dance studio. Marilyn Orner, Balaram, instructor from New York City. B. - Sport of the mind found a setting in the grill. The players were Mrs. Charlotte Newman,


art instructor, and William


chemistry instructor. Looking on, R. Randall Timmons, art instructor; Harry Strickhausen Jr., English instructor and the Chess Club adviser. C. Miss Alice Eherts instructed ski classes at the Mt, Bethel Ski Area.


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Fisheye lens gives 180 degree view A. - Lotte Hall is at left and the Edward W. Seay Student Union is head on. B. This shows the library, at left, Reeves, head on, and one wall of Van Winkle


Hall, at right. C. - Looking at the quad from inside the grill. D. - A closer look at the Edward W. Seay Student Union.


Janis Caltagirone '73

Carolyn Cameron'73

Mrs. Ann Campbell, secretary to the director of public relations

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Dianne Carr'74

Mary Carr'73

will find it hard to detect an inactive girl here. The hustle and bustle doesn't terminate until the graduation ceremonies are concluded. Every girl seems to be involved in some activity, whether it is painting, Camera-focused eye


acting, learning, traveling, partying or organizing a group. This involvement is the heartbeat of college life. It grows with each continuous day throughout the year. By her participation each girl develops in her own individual way. She discovers many new facets of her personality and strengthens the old ones. Not only is she enhancing her own individual life but the lives of the other girls she comes in contact with. Inactivity? You won,t find it here. - Catherine Helfrich


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Mary Caserta'74

Roxanne Cassimore'74

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Change provides welcome contrast What causes one certain day to be different from every other day? It may be a personal triumph or recognition, getting that special date for the inter-

sorority ball or just finding out that classes have to snow. Any changes from the everyday routine is a welcome relief to the girls been canceled due

since it creates enthusiasm and relieves tensions,


Catherine Helfrich

A. - Julie Stoecklein, class vice president, and

Pamela Ebert, class president, participated in the freshman jacket ceremony February 1 in the chapel. The class banner was shown for the first time in blue and green class colors. On it was the class motto written by Pamela Ebert - "We Dream of Tomorrow but Live for Today." B. - Peith won both the speech and literary divisions of the intersorority trophy contest January 25 in the chapel. Lewis Parrish, Intersorority Council adviser, presented the Lady, symbol of the best literary entry, to Lucy Spiegel 'zz, who not only wrote the win-

ning entry, "Sunday in New York City," but also read

it. Michael Ryzow '72 Peith president, is


with the plague representing the speech portion of the contest. Kappa was second. Beta won the contest last year. C. - Judged the winner in the snow

sculpture contest among dormitories February 25 was this green-speckled dragon and caveman built by South Hall girls. The first runner-up was North Hall's "Elephant Ridden by Lady Godiva" and second runner-up was Anderson Hall's "Snoopy and Woodstock." The weatherman had provided plenty of snow, but he wasn't too cooperative about the temperature when the sculpturing was done. D. Intersorority queen crowned at the annual ball February 19 in Reeves was Jill Linhart '72. Dr. Edward W. Seay, college president, revealed the selection, which was made by a vote of the student body from a group of five candidates nominated by the campus sororities. Jill is a member of Beta Tau Delta. E. W. Seay, college president, presented - Dr. Edwardplaque the winning to Joan Wilsey, '72 Beta president, for her sorority's victory in the annual inter-

sorority song and marching contest in


Looking on are Mr. and Mrs. Moses Knott Jr., Beta advisers. Beta's winning score was 747 points as against the second place Peith's score of 230 points. Beta was first in the marching contest with 388 points. Peith was second wilh 377 points. Cal won the serious song portion of the contest with 362 points and Beta was second with 359 points. Last year's contest winner was Kappa. 25

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Carole Chrusz '74

JoAnna Ciccolini'74

Beverly Cirignano'74

Mrs. julia Clark, assistant nurse

Special events add excitement Fresh, exciting experiences are interspersed throughout the long monotonous weeks. Students anticipate these events with enthusiasm. Talent shows are produced, class trips taken and visitors entertained. Whatever the activity, the girls look forward to each special day that makes college life unique. - Catherine Helfrich


105 years ago the legislature of the state of New Jersey granted a charter for the founding of "any institution in the state, whose object shall be for the pro-

motion of learning." Dean William Orr and Deborah Upshur prepared for the charter day chapel March 2 in recognition of this grant. B. - Radio-television students Heather Still, Diane Carnevale 26 CENTENARY

'72 and Alison Brown participated in tht 25 hour course of television instruction Feburary 27-25 al RCA Institute, Inc., New York City. C. Cathered in the Little Theater during a campus visit February 29 were secondary school seniors from Warren and Sussex Counties. The admissions office sponsored the pro-

gram. D. - Elizabeth Bond, George Hickler of Morris County Community

College and Barbara Tuohey demonstrated child psychology in the annual freshman talent show March 6 in Reeves. E. Enjoying Bermuda sun and sea were 5usan Bunting '72 and Leslie Heiner '72, two of the 30 girls who flew to Hamilton for the first of the annual Bermuda college week programs March 19-25.


Deborah Clarke'73

Gail Clausen BS '73

Anna Coates'74

Iane Coleman'73

Valerie Coleman'74

Sandra Colgan '73

Laura Collins '74

Denise Collora '7+



Karen Cominskey'73

Marianne Confalone'73

Alan Cooper BS, admissions counselor

Dianne Cooper'73




Activities reveal self -interests I



Each girl has numerous opportunities for fulfilling her personal needs and interests. She is able to choose the field of study and the courses she will pursue as well as her cocurricular activities. Every day the girls are afforded a means for expression of themselves and their originality. This creates satisfaction in the college experience. - Catherine Helfrich A. - Drawing by freshmen for placement in double rooms took place in Reeves April 12. Traditionally the lowest has f i s t choice in room selection for the senior year. This time Deborah Mainwaring drew number 1. B. - Students in clothing construction, advanced clothing and tailoring presented their annual fashion show, " W i g s of Fashion," April 13 in Reeves, One of the models was Barbara Ring '72. Produced by the clothing department the show was directed bx Mrs. Marion Ferris, chairman. C. - Execu-

Nancy Cooper'73

k illiam Corington BA, MA, theater arts

tive positions for women in business was discussed at a minisymposium conducted April 8 hy the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce. Barbara Tuohey greeted the moderator, Dr. David J. Galligan, dircctor of edu~ationand pubiic affairs for the chamber. D. - Mrs. Lois Backenstoss, director of the nursery school, spoke to newly enrolled students April 29 in Brotherton Hall lounge during the conference for incoming students. Her topic was nursery school education. E. - At the Aquatic Club's synchronized swimming production April 29, May 1-2,"It's a Really Big Show," Jane Coleman, Marjorie Meldram '72 and Michele Giggi '72 performed a deck number, "The Forest Kain." F - Dance Group gave a miniconcert November 29 in the Little Theater. Two of the performers were Nancy Love and Patricia Melching in "Opus Warm" choreographed by Laurie Tarter.

Margareta Cornell '73

Pamela Corsa'73

Programs expand social consciousness The student enthusiasm for an went or program is the ingredient necessary for success. The hard work and tears each girl gives her particular activity is offered from her heart. This spirit is conveyed to others and that is what Catherine Helfrich produces success.


A. - Twenty-five representatives from 1 2 social work agencies in Warren County attended a luncheon May 1 in the west dining room with students of the introduction to social work course and other members of the social and behavioral sciences division. B. - Members of the class of '73 presented their class song dur-

ing the May 4 senior chapel. C. - Class of '22 celebrated its 40th gathering at the 57th annual alumni reunion May 6 in New York City. D. Gail Currie and Robin Ellrich '72 ~erformed "Strength and Tolerance Are Partners" during the-.Da_nce-Group - copcet @ tke KttleTkater April 27-29. C&oreography~as_byJarhra -Lebowitz --and costumesby Susan Saxer. E. During the president's reception and ball for the '72 senior class May 19, Georgia Durkota, senior queen, was escorted by Dr. Edward W. Seay, college president, down the court stairs of the Reeves Building after her coronation.



Lisa Cowin'73

Linda Crape '73

Mrs. Norma Cregar, recorder

Carol Crikelair '74

Mary Croasdale '73

Donna Cronenberger '73

Deborah Cuming '74

Rebecca Cummings '73

Wendy Cunneen '73

Mrs. Gladys Cunningham, ass~stant nurse

Deborah Current '73


Events to ease apprehensions Watching the features of the freshmen during their first day on campus, the apprehension they felt was apparent to all. As the year progressed it hecame more and more difficult to distinguish the reshmen from the seniors. There was something or everyone. A cornhusking bee, concerts, lecures, mixers and college weekends all were part of he cocurricular activities taking place. Apprehenion was replaced by confidence. - Catherine Helfrich A. - It meant another opening. Freshman Karen Snow made the move September 10 from Ridgewood to South Hall. B. - Freshman class officers were installed October 3 after their election September 26. Bottom row: Angela Lloyd, president; Ieborah Kildare, vice president. Top row: Claire Jelletti, secretary, Teresa Ege, treasurer. C. - Juniors and seniors from 16 secondary schools in the tri-state area were invited to visit the campus by

Gail Currie'73

Robert S. Curtiss, president, board of trustees

the admissions office November 16. Their first stop was the refreshment table in the front parlor of the Seay Administration Building. D. - Cornhusking bee, sponsored by the Women's Athletic Association, was one of the autumn activities at the college. Christina Thomas got a little wet in the apple bobbing contest. Chicken-calling, hog-calling, whistling, wet sponge throwing and pie eating were other features. E. - Carol Greco indicated that Barry Owens of Harrisburg, Pa., had paid his admission to the Stanky Brown concert organized by Marianne Confalone and sponsored by the Student Activities Coordinating Board November 30 in Reeves. Looking on were Linda Emrich, behind Carol, and Martin LoMonaco, radio/television instructor. F. - Hange Range musical group concert was in Reeves October 26. The concert, with over 200 in attendance, was sponsored by an independent student group organized by Marie Benzinger and Jeanette Macri.

Karin Dally '73

Mrs. Ellen Dalton, BS,foods

Believers keep theater exciting When the curtain falls and the applause of the audience is ringing in your ears, it's all over. Months of hard work have come to an end, but the elation over this accomplishment makes it all worthwhile. Putting a show on takes more than memorization of lines by those playing roles behind the proscenium. A successful production takes people who are dedicated and truly love the theater, people who are willing to give of their time and energy to create costumes or stage sets or to work behind the scenes or out in front of the house to make the show run smoothly. It takes the kind of people who really believe that the show must go on. - Catherine Helfrich A. - Ronald Walters of Hackettstown as

Abram and Sarah Pryor'72 as Ludmilla shared principal roles in Valentine Katoev's "Squaring the Circle." John Carey directed the farce on Russian life for an April 18-22 run in the Little Theater. B. - James Thurber's "A Thurber Carnival" graced the Little Theater stage February 22-26. Bottom row: David Hweran of Bergenfield. Second row: Ron Walt e r ~of Hackettstown and Susan Bunting. Top row: Lucy Spiegel and Mary Donlan. The play was directed by John Carey. C. - Revival scene from "Dark of the Moon," Howard Richardson and William Berney's play with music, that was produced in the Little Theater November 14-18. William Corington directed, assisted by Dr. Kenneth Powell of the music department.


Dr. Ernest Dalton, BS, AMT, MPA, EdD. vice president for academic affairs

Mrs. Orpha Danley, RN, resident nurse

Frances D'Avino '73

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Martha Davis '74

Rw. Dr. Ralph E. Davis, trustee

Eieen Day '73

Katharine Dean '74

Victoria Decker '73

Henry Deibel, mathematics



Dr. Phyllis DeLano, BA, MA, MA, EdD, psychology

Mrs. Helen Dellicker, assistant nurse

Nancy Del Russi '73

Artists beautify the commonplace Emotions and creativity are depicted through an individual's art work. The artist may choose to express these feelings on canvas, with watercolors, charcoals or any other numerous techniques. Without words the artist can explain the thoughts and ideas that are running through her head. What better means of self-expression is as beautiful as an original work of art? - Catherine Helfrich A. - Ralph Della Volpe, art chairman of Bennett College, N.Y., exhibited his oil, "Windy Beach," and other paintings January 16-February 4 in the Ferry Art Gallery. B. - Advised by William

Evelyn DeMaris '73

Suzanne DeMarte '74

Hedges, chemistry, Photography Club members set up their annual exhibit for March 6-17 in the Ferry Art Gallery. The show was themed to "People, Places and Things." C. - James Ruban, assistant professor of painting and sculpture at William Paterson College, Wayne, was helped in assembling his display by friend Robert Luczon. Mr. Ruban's show of acrylics and sculptures filled the Ferry Art Gallery February 13-March 3. D. - Works of students doing independent study in art were displayed in the Ferry Art Gallery April 5-14. Marion Erb '72 studied the paintings of Christina Roth '72 and the portrait sculpture by Michele Burke '72.

Jeanne d2sterhaq '74

Marcia DeVoe BS '74

Art seeks empathy with the beholder April 17-Mav 12 in the Ferry Art Gallery. B.E&,aier of New york city explaind his ,hod of assemblage to Toni Quaglia, Barbara Longhi and Anne Robinson during his visit November 5 at the showing of his works November f ~5-29~ in ~the hFerry Art Gallery. C. - Joanne Petrillo debated which item she wanted to buy at A. - Claudia Curcio studied a texture design by the first annual student Christmas exhibition and Mary Robertson fmm the student art exhibition sale December 4-15 in the Frrw Art Gallery.

The viewer is the most significant person at an art show. After all, where would the artist be without an individual to appraise and appreciate her creation? Each individual will identify different feeIings for a piece of art work, but that is the element that makes art a contmversial and meaningful experience. - catherhe ~ ~ l



Deborah DeVries '74

Maria DiDonno '74

Donna DiRienzo '74

Darlene DiStasio '73

Joyce Domm '74

Sharon Donohue '74

Mrs. Nellie Dorcas, assistant nurse

Laurie Dorf '74


Vanderlyn Downing '74


Sally Drumheller '74

Mrs. Elvira Ducsay, BS, MA, secretarial science

Stephanie Duff '73

Sororities supply extra dimension Once a girl decides which sorority she would care to join, she undergoes pledging. As a member she is drawn into a variety of sorority sponsored activities and events throughout the Year- She develops many lasting friendships with her sisters. This strongly unites the sorority. The girls participate * a variety of events from wine and chew parties to hayrides and slumber parties. A " eirl feels a certain camaraderie and pride for her sorority - and that makes it a"

Susan Durland '73

Constance Ecks '73

Nadia Eckstein '74


- Catherine Helfrich

A. - Kappa's big bird, Linda Twaits, was in rare form during sorority skit night - SeDtem. ber 26 in Reeves. B. 1 Pledged to Diok, Elaine Schwartz and Mary Hughes did their bit during sorority h a z i n ~October 5. C. Dads day athletic events in Reeves April 22 produced a tie between Beta and Gal for the three-legged race.

Victoria Eckstein '73

Generates the spark of cohesion Sparking membership in the different sororities of the college, Intersorority Council unites the five groups by sponsoring such activities as picnics, contests, dads day and the intersorority ball. This group works to interest incoming freshmen in pledging the sorority of their choice. It all results in lasting friendships and fun. - Catherine Helfrich A. - Diok marchers synchronized in the February 17 song and marching contest sponsored by the five local oritic Reeves. 8. - Intersorority

Teresa Ege'74

Council, in the bottom row, Judy Peterson, vice leri ~ ~ . l l ~ ~Victoria , Pidoto, r--' secretary. Second row: Mary Loss, treasurer; Julie Stoecklein, Carol Haklisch, Holly Marple. Third O'Donnel'l Susan Shelrow: Tina !jutrot ly- TOP row: Randy Bezarkr Betty Norekg Roxann. Lazzaro. Missing: " Lewis Parrish, adviser. C. - Lisa Roughsedge and Jane Matthews picked up souvenirs at the September 27 Beta open house in BrothertonHall.


Miss Alice Eherts, BS, MA, physical education

Sharon Elg '73

Linda Emrich'73

Mrs. Dorothy Engle, BS, English

Carol Englehart'74

Mary Eppler '74




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Deborah Eschenbach '74

Rae Evans '74

Sally Evans '73

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Dads day helps to build memories Pride and love are the reciprocal forces found between father and daughter on this busy day full of events for the two. It's a day when the tables are turned and dad's the one with egg on his face from the egg throwing contest, not you, for the mistakes he's had to correct you for in the past. Not a second is there to think of those silly arguments and misunderstandings that have come between you before, because now more than ever you're both beginning to see each other as the truly wonderful, loving and understanding people you are. It's a gratifying day for both father and daughter, one that will stand out in

Lynn Fazekas '74

Mrs. Magdalene ~ e l e k i residence , counselor Lotte Hall

Virginia Ferraro '74

their memories for time to come. Carol Greco


4. - Cynthia Koonz '72 and dad just couldn't help Diok win the three-legged race during the dads day activities April 22 in Reeves. B. - Independents grabbed first place from the sororities in the paper bag relay. C. - Janet Vasko, '72 Diok president, was awarded Chief Lotsapoppas by Dr. Edward W. Seay, college president. Diok members registered 66 percent of the dads in attendance. D. Peith's anchor girl, Toni Quaglia, helped bring victory to her sorority by her performance in the grand prix tricycle race.

Deborah Ferree '74

It's a day when teamwork wins Those days of dad's teaching you to ride a April 22 by yelling the familiar Go-0-0-0 Diok! B. - '72 Peith president Michael Ryzow accepttricycle are to come in handy, because today's the day for dads to show their stuff. Anything ed the grand prix winning plaque from college is possible when dads and daughters team up to Dr. Edward W. Seay. C . - Winning compete in such unorthodox athletic events as ~~t~ president loanwilsey '72 the the daughters have contrived. dads day stunts and contests plaque from colYou two may have known were a winlege president Dr. Edward W. Seay. This was ning team before, but it is your day to show CCW. And, believe it, everybody laughs along the first time the award was offered. D. -Jitterwith you. - carol creco bug winners Yardly Roberts and dad danced up a storm. E. - Top winners of the loudest tie contest were third place Wilbur Marple, second A. - Diok members and their fathers warmed up for the dads day athletic events in Reeves place Bob Werden and first place Ben DeCarlo.






Mrs. Marion Ferris, BS, clothing

Nancy Ferris '74

Robert Ferris, BBA, CPA, vice president for business affairs

Joseph R. Ferry, treasurer board of trustees

Margaret Fisher "73

E. JaneFitzgerald '74

Dian Flagg '73

JoanneFlanagan '74

Sally Flint '73

JanetFlowers '73

Virginia Foreman '73

Susan Fornazor '73

Victory eases aching bones dads day How could a man possibly smile so much when his bones are aching from a three-legged race, his face is beet red because he tripped doing a waltz or his new sport shirt is covered with.eggl Easy. He did it all with his daughter for team vietory during dads day. F~~~~ things make dads smile and their little girls are their number one reason. Carol Greco


A. - Two sororities with 17 points each tied for the athletic events plaque. Dr.

RichardC.Fowler,vicepreeident, board of trustees

Dr. Erica Frank, BS, PhD, biology

Frederick A. Frost, secretary, board of trustees

Edward W. Seay, college president, gave the award to '72 Cal president Virginia Miller and '72 Kappa president Anne Elliot. B, - Lindsay McConahy and dad John waltzed their way to winning the contest in three-quarter time. C . Stmggled victory was achieved by Kappa in the dads day wheelbarrow race April 22. Karen Kiss and dad helped. D. - Mary Scranton '72 won the egg throwing contest for the independents.

Sarah Frost '73

Self -revelation occurs at dances Forming an impression upon others is an intersorority ball February 9 in Reeves. B. important aspect of college life. Letting people Killer Kane and the Space Rangers from Upper know just what you're aU about is the main idea Montclair blasted the music for the Student - and what better way of communicating this is Activities Coordinating Board sponsored dance there than through dancing? February 1 4 in Reeves. C. - Reeves housed the Your attitudes and moods are expressed in intersorority informal dance February 18. Debevery movement to that someone who becomes orah Handley and Kent Tershun of Lafayette oh, so special in just one meeting. At that SaturCollege, Easton, Pa., found the fireplace a good day night escape from the studies and worries place to relax. D. - President's reception and of the week, you may find just a good time or perhaps even a lasting relationship for the ball for the '72 senior class took place May 19 in future. - Carol Greco Reeves. E. - FreshmGand senior classes sponsored the all-college dance themed to "An EveA. - Carolyn Riley and Jeff Schuarzwallder of ning in New York" with music by the Justicn California State College, Pa., were there at the collegiate band December 9 in Reeves.

Carla Fucetola '73

Barbara Gage '74

Robin Garfield '73

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Virginia Garino '73

Lauren Gates '74

Mrs.Richard J. Gates, trustee

Suean Gayler '74

Mrs. Rheta George, BFA, MA, director of public information


Stefan George, BS, director of public relations, chief engineer



Delia Gilligan'74

Patricia Gilmour'73


Visitors express new out looks Learning involves more than classrooms, books and tests. Chapels relieve the students of the tedious work of reading and allow them the pleasure of sitting and absorbing the spoken word. The girls are stimulated with new thoughts and ideas after one of the various speakers has expressed himself. Chapel is thus a chance to broaden horizons and expand viewpoints. - Catherine Helfrich A. - Talking about "Honesty and Fair Play" at the October 5 chapel program, in the bottom row, were Miss Abbie Rutledge, physical education; Miriam Brown, Carol Allen B.S. '74. Top row: Christina Thomas and Marcia DeVoe B.S. '74. Miss Rutledge also spoke at the January 13 chapel on "A Good Loser." B. - Tuning up for the folk sing chapel January 20 in the sunken lounge of the Seay Student Union were Susan Merz '72, Anita Holmes and Lorra,ine Roe'72. C. - "A Point of View" was

Toni Giordano '73

Dr. Walter Glaettli, BA, PhD, French

discussed September 21 and student questions were answered April 20 by Moses Knott Jr., AfroAmerican studies, and William Orr, dean of the chapel. Mr. Knott also spoke about "Setting a Goal and Never Getting There" February 17. D. - Lynn Clarke'72 and Laurie Tarter participated in the February 10 chapel program in Reeves. Put on by the Dance Group, the lecture-demonstration was on "Movement and Meaning." E. - The Rev. George H. Brant, vicar of St. James' Episcopal Church, Hackettstown, led the folk sing chapel October 12. Marianne Confalone had a prechapel talk with him. F. - We the People, nonpartisan political organization, sponsored the February 24 chapel dealing with the 18 yeaf old vote. The speaker, Republican state senator Wayne Dumont Jr., Phillipsburg, right, was welcomed by John Hesse, associate director of admissions, and Pamela Teresi'72.

Amy Glickstein '73

Cynthia Glinick '74

Chapel programs involve faculty Like the students, faculty members are participating in the weekly chapel periods. If they so desire they may discuss their views, beliefs, interests or profession. Many girls are now realizing that their stern classroom teacher is really a human - Catherine Helfrich being after all. A. - Students from the oral interpretation class performed at the March 9 chapel. They presented "Dwotionals and Meditations" dealing with the search of self. The readers were Jillian Rowe'72, Carolyn Riley, Deborah Upshur, Dr. L. Bruce Roach, program director; Sandra Schermerhorn, Sarah Pryor'72. B. - "A Green Hill Far Away," a dramatic episode by the late Dr. H. Graham DuBois, member of the faculty from 1929-63, was read


for the March 16 Easter chapel. The interpreters, in the bottom row, were Lynn Manning'72 as Mary, the mother of Jesus, and Melissa Wohl, the mother of Judas. Top row: Stefan George, director of public relations, was the voice of Jesus and Alan Cooper, radio and television, read the part of Judas. C. Seniors spoke for themselves the last time at senior chapel May 4. After concluding the ceremonies Carol Vogel, '72 class president, and Dr. Edward W. Seay, college president, led the recessional. D. Nontraditional wedding music was presented in chapel April 13 by Dr. Kenneth Powell, organist, and Mrs. Rosalind Powell, mezzo soprano. E. "Why Chapel?'was explained April 27. Barbara McCarthy and Dr. Edward W. Seay, college president, discussed some afterthoughts.


Charlotte Glinka '74

Kathleen Coldfuss'73

Deborah Goldman '73

Christine Goldschmidt '73

Mrs. Teresa Golembeski, RN, assistant nurse

Allison Goode '73

Barbara Goodliffe '73

Carol Greco '73

Schedule based on student interests Students, are now taking an active part in planning chapel programs. They express their desire for certain speakers and programs, and in this way chapel time is more interesting for everybody. Programs vary greatly. One week may be given to a choir concert while the following week a political figure may be asked to speak; There is something for every girl with every - Catherine Helfrich type of interest. A. - Lewis Parish, chairman of the division of natural science and mathematics, discussed "Science and Ethics" at the November 30 chapel. B. - Thanksgiving was interpreted by the Rev. William H. McGregor, pastor of the

Panther Valley Ecumenical Ministry in Allamuchy Township, at the November 16 chapel. Alice Scott met Mr. McGregor before the program started. C. - "A Service of Christmas Music" was presented by the Chamber Choir December 1 4 in the chapel. Leading the group were Charlotte MacFadden, who gave the opening prayer; N a n q Ferris, soloist, and Maureen Rafferty, who read the closing Christmas blessing. D. The Rev. James B. O'Hara, associate pastor of Immaculate Conception Church, Towson, Md., explained "The Present State of the Ecumenicar Movement" at the December 7 chapel. Mr, O'Hara met Greta Wagner the night before at the Psychology Club meeting.


Deborah Greer'73

Anne Gregory '73

Connie Gruver'73

Charlene Guarriello'74

Parents get a one-day sample One day is set aside for the parents to invade campus life. At the end of October each girl admits her parents to the spotless room she inhabits and begins to Pray that everything goes well. As t h ~ to each of their daughterns teachers, mom and dad begin to get the true picture of modem college life' the end of the long day the parents return home happy with the lifetheir daughter is leading and then everyone is happy. - catherhe ~ ~ l f A. - J. Edwin Huey, bookstore manager, chat-


ted with Catherine and Mr. and Mrs. F. Morrison, Pittsburgh, Pa., during the October 8 parents day. B. - Greeted in the Seay Administration Building parlor by Mrs. Lois Backenstoss, dean of students, right, were Mr. and Mrs. Wil~ ~ the h . liam Kildare and ~ ~ b C,~- visiting Ferry Art Gallery display were Holb Holmsten, second from left, and her family: brother Bill, ~Mr. i ~andh Mrs. C. W. Holmsten and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. James H. Young. Mrs. Holmsten is a '48 graduate of the colkge.

a Deborah Culick '74

Christal Haas '74

Theodora Haenn '74

Jeannie Haensch '73

Convocations produce involvements Preparing for tomorrow, a consumer truth-in, Afro-American poetry, the facts and fancies of fitness and a program of Christmas music engaged the Centenary family during its Sunday evening convocation series. These programs produced some of the most thought-provoking discussions on campus. Worldly viewpoints have always spiced and illuminated collegiate thinking.

A,- Betty Furness of New York City, champion of the consumer, gave "A Truth-In" talk for the February 7 convocation in chapel. She was sponsored by the division of practical and applied arts and remained on campus to visit classes. B. - Dr. L. Bruce Roach, humanities division chairman, chatted with Joanna Featherstone, actress from New York City, before she had an informal meeting with

Carol Haklisch '73

students from the English classes in the chapel January 19. The night before, Miss Featherstone was the convocation speaker. Her topic was "AfroAmerican Poetry." C. - "Fitness: Fact or Fancy" that was what Jessie Lie, chairman of physical education at Mount Holyoke College, Mass., talked about at the April 26 convocation in the chapel. Miss Lie remained overnight to meet with students. D. - Chamber Choir opened the December 10 Christmas convocation in the chapel. Also featured were the Pipers and Centenary Singers. Dr. Kenneth Powell directed all three groups. E. - Eighth annual president's convocation assembled September 17 in Whitney Chapel. Dr. Edward W. Seay, college president, seated at left, chose to talk about "Preparing for Tomorrow." Dr. Ernest R. Dalton, vice president for academic affairs, is in the podium.

Paulette Halpern '73


Deborah Handley '73

Nancy Harrison '73

Sandra Harrison '74

Victoria Hassold '74



Miss Elly Havez, BS, MA, art.

Sharon Hawk '74

Margaret Hedges '74

William Hedges, BS, MEd, MS, chemistry

This day makes it all worthwhile You've worked hard, putting all you've got mto those studies and finally your day has come - recognition not only for yourself but for those who have loved and guided you to this reward for academic honors on cldss day. It's a fine feeling to be able to look back on your days in college to find you've become not only a more aware person but one who was honored by his fellow workers for beiig so. Carol Greco


A. - '72 deans list for four consecutive semesters, m the bottom row, Dia Foster, Michael Ryzow, Denise Miller. Second row: Patricia Tagliatela, Yardly Roberts, Dorita Mueller. Top row: Nancy Bixby, Claudia Greiner, Diane Keogh. Missing: Gail Arcari, Linda Blumfeldt, Michele Burke, Georgia Durkota, Teresa Ernst, Marsha Heidt, Deborah Hendricks, Jeri Lwerich, Marilyn Miller, Donna Moglia, Yoko Nakajima, Diane Perscheid, Ann Rosenberg, Danielle Stoy, Karen Willey. B. - These 1 3 seniors were elected to the '72 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges." Bottom row: Michael Ryzow, Carol Vogel, Dorita Mueller, Barbara Staump, Denise Miller, Patricia Tagliatela, Betty Coyne. Top row: Lucy Spiegel, Anne Sampson, Susan Bunting, Joan Wilsey, Jill Linhart, Carol Allen. Missing: Diane Perscheid. C. - '72 class day senior award winners, in the bottom row, Margaret Detrick,

Catherine Helfrich '74

Jane Henderson '73

Fred Herrigel 3rd, trustee

annual art prize; Donna Moglia, Melick '60 prize in creativity; Carol Vogel, Shimer spirit award; Sarah Lee, Mills spiritual life Guild trophy. Second row: Janet McWilliams, cowinner Roby prize in radio; Joan Wilsqr accepted the intersorority trophy for Beta Tau Delta; Susan Bunting, Delta Psi Omega drama award; Susan Weinig, cowinner Lowitz piano prize; Margaret Schenkel, Rush prize m Engljsh composition. Top row: Nancy Bixby, Heath prize in chemistry and Swenson prize in social science; Pamela Lockwood, home economics prize; Julia Jones, Whitton prize in religion; Carol Allen, Denman all-round athletic prize and Johnson honor prize; Betty Coyne, Curtiss good citizenship award. Missing: Ruth Demerest, Elizabethtown Gas Company award in home economics; Danielle Stoy, music department vocal award; Ann Marsteller, cowinner Roby prize in radio. D. '72 class day freshman award winners, in the bottom row, Nancy Cooper, Centenary Singers vocal award; Rebecca, Paul, cowinner Lowitz piano prize; Erika Morgan, chemistry achievement award and Stutsman prize in biology. Second row: Susan Chapman, Anderson cocurricular prize; Iris Pearlman, Hird piano prize. Top row: Deborah Upshur, Pearce speech prize. Missing: Michele Fiolli, Grauert prize in fresh-', man English; Ellen Ruoff, Van Winkle prize in organ.

Maureen H a s h '74


Two years wrapped up in one day

Your name is called, you receive a piece of sheep skin, and it is all over. Two years of hard work, dormitory parties, roommates, tears, mixers, fraternity parties, term papers and homecomings have ended. Your college days become part of the past. All the memories may not be happy ones but they are sustained by pictures, scrapbooks, yearbooks, letters and various remembrances. Yet the impression of two years of college has become part of the girl - this can never be erased. Along with commencement comes a chance to show the world and - Catherine Helfrich vourself what vou can do. A.

- It

was all over for the 97th commencement

Mrs. Joan Hesse, admissions office secretary

May 20 in Reeves. B. - Miss Bette Rhoads, chairman of the division of physical education, and Katherine Jewell '72 had the after commencement reaction. C. - Dr. Walter Glaettli, marshal of the faculty, led the commencement procession into Reeves. D. - "You Arethe Future" said the Honorable Richard C. Lee, former mayor of New Haven, Conn., commencement speaker. E. - ' 7 2 commencement award winners were Nancy Bixby, Welsh prize for the highest academic average, 3.886, and Carol Allen, Lotte honors for general excellence. Missing: Sharon Ward, Trevorrow prize for faithful performance in an important office.

John Hesse, BE, MA, director of alumni services

Cathe Hickey '73

Diane Hirtz '74

Sherrv-Lynn Hoffnagle'73

Catherine Holden '73

Nane Holmes'74

Hollv Holmsten 'z+

William Orr honored with accolade Concern for student Problems,

A great love for teaching, Faithful to cocurricular responsibilities, Devoted to the college's welfare,

A truth seeker in the Prism of life


These are some of the qualities that have prompted the Hack staff to accolade William Orr, dean of the chapel, instructor of English, philosophy and religion and adviser to United for Others. 64 CENTENARY


Iill Hoover '74

Barbara Huber'73

J. Edwin Huey, manager of the bookstore

Wendy Hunter'74

Women's colleges are here to stay Centenary was founded largely on faith and determination when there wasn't much else with which to found a college. John Gardner once made a comment to the effect that every devastating difficulty is only a giant opportunity in disguise. This is the spirit which gave birth to Centenary, and this is the spirit which can reinvigorate her in a time

when some of the prophets are heavy with pessimism. Of course, it is time for us to reexamine our collegiate purposes, more than carefully reorder our priorities and then direct our major efforts to deliver effectively on the highest of these priorities. At present I continue to agree with Dr. Russell Carpenter, secretary of Smith College, when he

said, "You can make a tremendous case that womm's liberation has caused an increased level

of appreciation of women's




it has caused womear to think about who they ate."

An article in the New York Times stated that girls are having second thoughts about coeducation, that there is a swing back toward the single sex college, particularly in the case of women, and here are some of the reasons for this swing back. 1. Given the present status of women, it is in the women's college that women can be assured never to be second-rate citizens. 2. In many acadernic disciplines women still tmd to play a subordinate role in the classroom and in scholarly competition.

3. Even though equality of opportunities, advancement and pay is the only acceptable goal, the pattern of life for women will remain different, and women's colleges can respond to this. Women's colleges over one hundred years ago were founded as a means of liberating women from that enforced position of inferiority that had until that time excluded them totally from higher education. These colleges today, however, must ever be alert to the changing times and must adapt their programs to best fit the needs of their constituency. Contenary is doing this and will continue to do so in the days which lie ahead. We are on the move. The future of our institution rests in our hands, but if we are to continue to move it is imperative that we have the fullest of cooperation from every person - be that person a student, a faculty member, a staff member, an alumni member or an administrative officer. I am optimistic about the future of Centenary and hope that the future drearns I have for this institution will become realities, let it not be said of us that we failed to carry the torch that was so brilliantly lighted on this spot for us some 105 years ago. - Dr. Edward W. Seay

Dr. Edward W. Seay, president of the college, and his wife, Helen.


Miss Elizabeth Hurley, AA, BA, admissions counselor

Patricia Hutchinson'73

fanet Ingalls'74



In college we begin a long voyage with our teachers as captains. We are off to discover new


lands, new people and new ideas. Each day we strive to absorb the knowledge that is being offered to us and each day we change and grow with this experience. The teachers guide r'r, on our journey, taking great satisfaction in imparting all the knowledge they hold for us. When one of their students shows great interest in a subject she is encouraged to explore it further, just as the floundering girl is saved from drowning. Through this cooperation between students and teachers much is learned about ourselves and the world around us it is a total learning experience. This voyage does not have to end with the gradu.ation ceremonies; it is a trip that should last a lifetime. -Catherine Helfrich


Veronica Jackson '74

Cynthia Johnson'73

Florence Johnson '73

Mrs. Mary Johnson, faculty secretary

Marian Johnston'74

Susan Jones '74

Peter Joseph, BS, director school education

of pre-

Marcia Judge '73



Patricia June '74


Elizabeth Junkin'74

Anne Kaestner'73

Barbara Kaswiner'73

Enrollment includes 21 states Enrollment for the 99th acadernic year was 503 with 267 freshmen, 233 seniors and 3 third-year students.

Centenary students came from 21 states, the District of Columbia and 6 foreign countries. The states were Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, West Virginia. The foreign countries were Bermuda, Canada,

Colombia, Guatemala, Taiwan, West Indies.

A. - Physical Education 24: Miss Abbie Rutledge taught the conditioning class in Reeves. B. - Sex education was on the agenda September 19 in Reeves, The main speaker was Dr. Derek L. Burleson, at the table wearing glasses, director of educational and research services for the Sex Information and Educational Council of the U.S. from the New

York City office. C. - Clothing 15 was better known as tailoring. Joan Stagg worked at removing the pattern from her project.



Mrs. Dorothy Kay, counselor Anderson



Miss Beatrice F, Keller, trustee

Robert Kellogg, tsA, mental music

MA, instru-



Faculty approves curriculum changes Design - a new department added to the fine arts division - offered programs in art and design. Fashion Illustration I and II and Interior Design I and II were given for the first time. All four were two-semester courses.


Art and Lettering I and II

were re-

vised and expanded versions of previous courses,

Two dimension design and three dimension design were basic art courses,

Communicative reading, international relations and German were dropped from the curriculum, Yoga replaced karate in the physical education department,


- English 1: Learning how to use the library was part of the composition and English literature class. Charlotte Glinka, Robert Riggle, instructor; Martha Davis. B. - A series of programs on how to survive in college was conducted by Miss Gail Ritchie, assistant to the dean of students. During the October 26 session on "How to Study for a College Examination" Janet Love and Jane Matthews had

some points explained by Miss Ritchie. C. Radio/TV 11: There was always something new to master in the introduction to studio operations and broadcasting announcing techniques. Vanderlyn Downing, Martin LoMonaco, instructor.


Cynthia Kennerer'74

Donna Kenney'74

Louise Kent '73

Karen Kenworthy'73

Mary Kevil'z+

Deborah Kildare'74

Donald Kinsey, superintendent of painting





Mary Kleh'73


Susan Kleindienst'74

Laurie Kleinknecht'za

Moses Knott Jr., BA, BD, AfroAmerican studies, economics and history

Instructors working in new areas One instructor changed fields.

William Corington, from English to theater arts. Three instructors joined the administrative staff. Mrs. Lois Backenstoss, from director of the nursery school to dean of students. Dr. R, Elwood Backenstoss, from instructor of French and Cerman to director of student services. Alan Cooper, from instructor of radio and teleyision to admissions counselor. Two administrative staf f members changed departments. Dr. Ernest Dalton, from director of institutional research to vice president for academic affairs.

John Hesse, from associate director of admissions to director of alumni services,

A. Mrs. Berta Numata, right, speaker from the Planned Parenthood Association of Morristown, gave explicit answers to Lynn Olsen's questions after Mrs. Numata's talk on sex education September 19 in Reeves. B. Sociology 15: In the physical anthropology class Miss Ruth Stoneman was lecturing on flint stones. C. Susan Thompson reviewed her slide rule in preparation for a chemistry quiz.

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Vrs. Neaera Knott, BA, Afro{.merican studies, history and rolitical science

Donna Kopp'74



J. Kathleen


Girls to view campus facilities Admissions office started a program of inviting juniors and seniors of secondary schools from New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey to visit classes, tour the campus, eat in the dining halls and be entertained by the Dance Group, Pipers, drama skits and physical education demonstrations. A panel of students was on hand to answer questions on programs in the curriculum.


Art-1.72 Carol Weatherby found out that in painting you learn best by doing. B. - Art 272 Whatever you can find in a drawer, a wastebasket or anywhere is useful in the arts and crafts class for teachers. Donna Walters, Miss Elly Havez, instruc-

tor. C. - Theater Arts 11: Learning the art of makeup is just as important as learning how to control your voice in acting. William Corington, director, Veronica Guttenberger.

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Constance LaManna'74

fean Landgraber '71

Joan Landrock '73

Janâ‚Źt Lantos'73

Mrs. Elsie Larsen, residence counselor Washabaugh Hall

Suzanne Lasher '74





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Barbara Lebowitz '73

Barbara Lee'73

Laura Lee '73

Lena Lee '73

Organizations acquire new advisers Dr. L. Bruce Roach, chairman of the division of humanities, was assigned advisership of the senior class, assisted by Mrs. Barbara Welles, psychology, and Richard Seidel, chairman of the fine arts division, was given advisership of the freshman class, assisted by Miss Clare Malone, assistant librarian

Louise Samuels, secretarial science, and her husband, John, advised Delta Sigma Sigma. Miss Dorita Mueller, nursery school, joined Robert Riggle, chairman of the English department, as coadriser

and cataloger.


Dr. R. Elwooo

Backenstoss, director


student services, took over the advisership of Phi Theta Kappa, national honorary scholastic society in twoyear colleges.

William Corington, Little Theater director, advised Delta Psi Omega, national honorary drama society, and Harry Strickhausen, English, advised Prism, literary and art magazine, and the Chess Club.

Two sororities added or changed advisers. Mrs.

Denyse Leh'74

P. Kathleen


to Sigma Epsilon Phi. Secretarial Science 31: Learning the use of a mimeograph machine was essential in secretarial methods. Starting at left and going clockwise were Elyse Blake, Mrs. Louise Samuels, instructor; Holly Marple, Kathleen McCarthy, Toni Giordano. B. Psychology 19: Students made observations of developments of the preschool child in the college nursery school. C. - Biology 11: The day's lesson in general biology was to study parasites. Lewis Parrish, instructor; Wendy Seiler.

Victoria Leighton-Dillingham'73

Miss Grace Lewis, trustee

Library starts new music collection For the first time the library purchased musical for use with recordings for class learning. The musical scores are housed on the regular stacks with the books and may be checked out or used in the music listening room as a student listens to a recording. As nee'led, the library expects scores

to purchase more of these. The musical scores were requested by Richard Seidel, director of music. Miss Ruth Scarborough, librarian, said, "We are glad to add this type of print material to our collection and to our services to students and faculty."


A. - Physical Education 12: Classes in modern dance techniques were conducted

in the dance stu-

dio and taught by Miss Peggy Blackmon. B. In her spare time Deborah Clarke worked at preparing

for a class demonstration in natural science in which she hoped to show how one can simulate an ocean


a bottle.


Secretarial Science 15:

It was

not only how fast but how accurately one can t(anscribe that was important in the dictation and transcription class taught bv Eugene Prince.


Marie Lippincott '73

Miss Anna Little, residmce counselor South Hall

Angela Lloyd


Virginia Loeffler'74

Martin LoMonaco, BS, MS, radio and television, director of radio station WNTI

Nancy Long '73



Mary Loss'73

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Janet Love '74

Nancy Love'74

Susan Lovett'74

Trustees turn down tie with counties Trustees of the college rejected a proposal to use the campus and facilities in Hackettstown for a coeducational community college serving Warren and Sussex Counties.

tend those that are coeducational. Centenary has long fulfilled this kind of role and chooses to continue to do so.

"Over the years young women from the two

The announcement came February 16 from Robert S. Curtiss, president of the board, who said the decision was to continue the college as an institution for women only.

counties have been attending Centenary in increasing numbers, with more of them enrolled this year than ever before, Let me emphasize the hope of the board that in the future there will be even more of

"The board of trustees of Centenary College for Women has considered the proposal for the college to enter into contracts with the freeholders of Sussex and Warren Counties for the purpose of providing two-year college education for the young men and women of the two counties. After giving careful consideration to all of the factors involved, the board reaffirmed the institution's commitment to higher education for women. "For that reason, the trustees have determined that they cannot enter into the proposed contracts.


"The complexity of today's society calls for a wide variety of educational institutions, including colleges for young women who do not wish to at-

A. - Secretarial Science 21: Knowing how to type expands one's job opportunities. Diane White, Mrs. Elvira Ducsay, instructor. B. - Physical Education 11: Folk and square dancing continues to have its place in the physical education department. C. - Music 43: Appropriate songs had to be learned in the music with children class. JoAnne Van Schoick, at the piano; Margaret Winans, Susan Roy, Paige Troutman, Mrs. Rosalind Powell, instructor. D. - Design 7: Susan Terhune modeled for the class in fashion illustration taught by Mrs. Charlotte Newman.


Mary Lucas '74

Catherine Luce '74

Sally Lumpe'73

Mary McCabe'74

Gain additional credit for working One semester hour of credit for meaningful summer employment was awarded to 27 students in the following areas: dental hygiene (2), interior decorating (1), merchandising (z), nursery school and/or elementary teaching (9), nursing (Z), psychiatric therapy (1), secretarial science (3), theater (2).

A. - Psychology 21: Albert Parsons could always expect questions after any examination in child psychology. This time the questioner was Patricia Gilmour. B. - During preregistration April 1S in Reeves, Richard Seidel, music instructor, advised Janet Flowers. C. - English 27: The choral readers in Mrs. Dorothy Engle's children's literature class were Constance LaManna, Lindsay McConahy, Marilyn Orner and Victoria Pidoto. D. - Art 19:

Dr. Ernest R. Dalton, vice president for academic affairs, reported that the employers who participat- Diane ware and Deborah

c.ia-"" pr"p"rJ;trr-




work ;1ll:::["ffil.:::""il'.enthusiasticabouttheaturemodelsinR.RandallTimmons.,sculpturery done by the students.





Kathleen McCarthy'73

Sarah McComb'za

Lindsay McConahy'73


Ellen McCracken'74

Patricia McCreary'74

Mrs. Robert J. McCune, trustee

Laura McCivney'74



Dance Group, Iiterary magazine, theatrical productions, Art Club, Chess Club or psychology Club they all offer you a means of involving yourself with others who share your mutual goals and interests. Many girls find the different organizations exciting and interesting diversions from the books and classes they are faced with day after day. No matter where your interest lies, there is a group of girls who share it also. The bonds of friendship grow from day to day, uniting the girls with one another. They become involved. Every girl plays a major part in making her organization tick. Without each individual's dedicated work, the groups would dissolve. College life does not consist merely of books, lectures, tests and term papers but encompasses the exchange of ideas and opinions between friends. - Catherine Helfrich



Loren McHugh '74



Rev. Henry J. McKinnon, trustee

Virginia Mclaughlin'73

Lynn McMahon'74

Mrs. Alice McNeel, AA, director

Floyd McNeel, PE, superintend-

of mail

ent of buildings and grounds


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Cynthia MacArthur'73

Charlotte MacF adden'7


Dr. Kenneth MacKay, PhD, lege consultant



Macri '73

Revision, change get its support Covernance of the students symbolizes the Studmt Government Association. At the meetings officers and representatives discuss and suggest ways to improve the life and structure of the college.

The two committees under SGA are the Student Life Committee and Curriculum Committee. These discuss questions and grievances of the students and also suggestions to help the college.

This year SGA brought about the minimummaximum dormitory artangement and devised a plan to enable men to remain overnight in Reeves on weekends. Members also passed a plan for the possession and consumption of alcohol on campus. They then took this plan to the board of trustees, where it was unaminously passed. Smoking in the new dining toom was another issue they had



- Student Government Officers: The results of the Phi Iota elections wete announced March ta in the east dining room. Bottom row: Anne Robinson, vice president; Sandra Schermerhorn, president; Sandra Rosenberg, president of Dormitory Court; Carolyn Riley, treasurer, Top row: Julie Stoecklein, Student Council representative; Thelma Vaughan, secretary; Christine Coldschmidt, Student Council representative. B. - Judicial Council, in the bottom row, Ellen Carr, secretary; Miriam Brown, president. Top row: Barbara McCarthy, Barbara Tuohey, Nancy Del Russi, respresentatives. Missing: Roxann Lazzaro, commutet students representative. C. Freshman respresentatives were elected September 26 and installed October 3. Representatives to Student Council, in the bottom row, Peggy

al and international causes. In the spring members sponsored a foster child and helped revise the stu-

West, Sally Drumheller. Representatives to Judicial Council, top row: Ann Bailey, Sharon Donohue, Cynthia Stilwell. D. Alison Brown welcomed her dad, Howard, and their dog, Darby, at the October 28 dads day sponsored by the Student Government

dent handbook.


In the fall SGA arranged the annual parents day and joined United for Others, the service organization, in a fund drive to benefit worthy local, nation-


Nancy Ferris


Deborah Mainwaring'73

Debra Maley'74

Karen Malley'74

Miss Clare Malone, BS, BLS, MA, assistant librarian and cataloger, library instructor

Leaders tackle college problems Honorary senior leadership society, Phi Iota is composed of the presidents of Student Council, Judicial Council, Dormitory Court, Student Activities Coordinating Board, United for Others, Wom-

en's Athletic Association, Phi Theta Kappa, freshman and senior classes, Intersorority Council and sorority presidents; the vice presidents of Stu-

dent Council, Judicial Council, Dormitory Court and the senior class; the editors of Hack and Spilledink, the president of the college and the dean of students.

Meetings were conducted monthly at the president's home, where problems involving student life were discussed. Members of Phi Iota served on committees

for parents day, and newly


members ushered at senior chapel, class day, the president's reception and ball and commencement.




A. - Members: Mrs. Edward W. Seay, Dr. Edward W. Seay, college president, advisers; Miriam

Brown, secretary-treasurer; Alice Scott, Holly Marple, Julie Stoecklein, Betty Norek. Second row: Ellen Wingard, Mary Carr, president; Jeri Ballew, Sandra Rosenberg. Third row: Anne Robinson, Randy Bezark, Sandra Schermerhorn. fourth row:

Martha Greene, Erika Morgan. Top row: Angela Lloyd, Mrs. Lois Backenstoss, dean of students. Missing: Pamela Ebert, Carol Greco, Roxann Lazzaro, Barbara Lebowitz, Christine Miller. B. - Phi Iota election results were announced in the east dining room during the election dinner March 14. Barbara Tuohey, facing the camera, won her bid to be a representative to Judicial


Sandra Rosenberg



Mrs. Sandra Manno, housekeeper


Marv Marhefka'73

Holly Marple'73








Top scholars provide free tutoring Academic achievement is the primary and necessary prerequisite for Phi Theta Kappa, whose purpose is to recognize and encourage scholarship. Students who hold a 3.3 cumulative index are invit-

join Delta Phi, the local chapter of the national honorary scholastic society for twoed twice a year to year colleges.

Phi Theta Kappa annually conducts the free tutoring program for those students who require extra help in certain areas. In September the group sponsored a sex education program. Speakers were Dr. Derek Burleson, educational director for SEICUS from New York City, and Mrs. Berta Numata,

Deborah Maryott'74

fane Matthews'74

clinic director for Planned Parenthood of Morristown.

The girls met monthly to encourage character and scholarship within the group and to have an intellectual exchange of ideas. - Nancy Ferris


Officers, in the bottom row, Leah Kelm, treasurer; Barbara Lebowitz, president; Victoria Eckstein, secretary. Top row: Lynn Olsen, vice president; Dr. R. Elwood Backenstoss, adviser. B. Martha Belcher checked the list of Phi Theta Kappa members who were offering free tutorial services.

Nancy Maxfield '23

Dulcy Mazu'74



Civilizations lie behind languages Gamma Chi is the local chapter of Alpha Mu Camma, national collegiate foreign language honor society. This society is open to all outstanding foreign language students who have completed three or more semesters of a language and are truly inter-


in continuing an in-depth study of



Alpha Mu Gamma recognizes achievement in the field and encourages interest in foreign languages and their literature, civilization and customs of the area of that language.

Any student who becomes a member of Alpha Mu Camma at Centenary automatically becomes a member of the chapter at the campus to which she tran sfer s. - Nancv Ferris

A. - Claire O'Neill, top, and Catherine Schlicht

found the Hay Language Laboratory useful for intermediate Spanish taught by Dr. Elisa Odio. 90 CENTENARY


Patricia Melching'73

Mrs. David M. Melick, trustee

Candace Messina'74

Caroline Meyer'73

Strives to advance secretarial skills Only


few two-year colleges are given the honor

of having a chapter of Alpha Pi Epsilon on their campuses. Centenary is represented by the Alpha Sigma chapter of the national honorary secretarial society.

Membership is limited to those who have proved themselves in the areas of the secretarial sciences. In addition to outstanding scholarship, they must have a superior personality and character.

The girls of Alpha Pi Epsilon work to form an

Elizabeth Meyets'74



interest in the area of secretarial science and to try to express to others a knowledge of the job opportunities in the secretarial world. - Nancy Ferris

A. - '72


in the bottom row,


Hendricks, Eugene Prince, adviser. Top row: Claudia Creiner, Leslie Ford, Sharon Pantuso. B.



bara Goodliffe knew that practice is necessary in elementary typewriting, a course taught by Mrs. Elvira Ducsay.

Ralph Mickelson, BEd, MEd, associate director of admissions

Alice Mikijanic'73

Quiet efficiency is their trademark Honorary national drama fraternity, Delta Psi of those students having a seri-

Omega is made up

ous interest in the theater. To belong, a prospective pledge must average ten hours work on the set per show, The students in Delta Psi Omega do not really perform the shows given in the Little Theater. They are the people behind the scenes making scenery, setting lights, doing makeup, running the box


The organization provides another way for stqdents to express themselves in the fine arts




Marianne Confalone

A. - Officers: Melissa Wohl, secretary-treasuter;

Anne Robinson, president. Missing: Elaine Ricker, vice president; William Corington, adviser. B. -

William Corington, Little Theater director, had tryouts for the musical, "Dark of the Moon," by Howard Richards and William Berney September 21 in the Little Theater. Two of the candidates for parts were Barbara Lebowitz and Gail Currie. The production ran November 14-18. C. A play couldn't get started without the curtain puller. For "Dark of the Moon" it was Ruth Schreiber.




Cathy Miller'73

Christine Miller'73

Margaret Miller'74

Group breaks the routine of study In the center of cocurricular activities stands Student Activities Coordinating Board. Members are the president and the vice president of the Intersorority Council and Women's Athletic Association. SACB generates social, cultural and recreational programs. SACB sponsored two coffee houses (Peter Gates, a guitarist from Connecticut, and Chris Romann, a folk singer from New York), the Rutgers University Jazz Ensemble and Stanky Brown, a three-piece band from Maplewood. - Marianne Confalone A.


Officers: Dr. R. Elwood Backenstoss, adviser;

Ellen Wingard and Martha Greene, cochairmen.

Brooklyn, N.Y., along with Katharine Roth ,zz and Kathleen White, it was Mr. Romann's performance that captured the audience February 26 in Reeves. C. - Peter Gates of Stamford, Conn., gave two performances January 20 and 21 in the fireplace area of Reeves. He talked with Jayne Murphy, a '71 gtaduate who was visiting the campus. D. - Student Activities Coordinating Board sponsored the March 11 Rutgers University Jazz Ensemble in Reeves.


vIrs. Sarah Miller, college eceptionist

Erika Morgan '73


- Although the dog was the center of attention for this picture of Chris Romann, folksinger from

Patricia Morgan'74

Catherine Morrison'74

Members work

for needs of others Working with the Psychology Club, United for Others gathered clqthes for the Clinton State School for Women. Members collected books to send to the Appalachian area to aid students with their education, went to Heath Village, a retirement settlement in Hackettstown, to visit the elderly and make their day more enjoyable and took baskets of food to needy families at Thanksgiving. UFO ran the Campus Sharing Fund drive. Monies received were distributed to the local First Aid and Rescue Squad and the Fire Department as well as to other causes, including the United Negro College Fund, aid

to Indian children and support of


foster child. UFO, a service organization, emphasizes giving of self, time and money to help others. - Marianne Confalone

A. - Officers, in the bottom row, Erika Morgan,

president; Rebecca Paul, vice president. Top row: Barbara Kaswiner, secretary-treasurer; William Orr, adviser. B. - Campus Sharing Fund drive included everyone. Wendy Cunneen went after Albert Parsons, psychology instructor.



foan Moscowitz'73

Rosemary Moyer BS'74

Miss Dorita Mueller, AA, nursery school






!l *&f &t ' ..'


Committee aids college adjustment Adjustment to college life is an important aspect


Murry '73

Something new and beneficial was added this College," which was set up by Miss Gail Ritchie, assistant to

of the Oreintation Committee. This includes members of Phi lota, honorary leadership society, and

fall, a program, "How to Survive in

all dormitory presidents. The function of the committee encompasses introducing the freshman student to Centenary, its traditions, regulations, students and faculty and helping her make the often difficult transition frorn secondary school habits to those keyed to college work.

the dean of students.

Diane Nagel'z+

Sandra Rosenberg

A. - Weather permitting, senior orientation leaders met with their freshman groups outdoors. B. Picnics gave a change of pace from the dining halls.

Mrs. Charlotte Newman, MA, design



Beth Nielsen'7q

Predict yearbook to be trendsetter Hack '72 entered four competitions, emerging from all with honors and from two with double awards. Trendsetter (the only college-university or junior college to be selected) and medalist (ten percent of the first-place winners) were double honors awarded to Hack '72 by Columbia Scholastic Press Asso-

ciation, Columbia University. As the judges read and rated the books, Director Charles R. O'Malley said, "they watched for and noted the new trends. "These are not the radical departures, the flashy innovations, the spectacular presentations which are often one-time efforts but rather the changes, the improvisations, the things that are based on sound, basic principles of layout, makeup, graphics, that are possible to any school, any staff, any year, if and when full advantage is taken of the possibilities inherent in the publishing art." Ten books were found to be trendsetters, a new designation. Through it the board of judges honor those staffs and advisers who, "setting a new trend, become the pioneers, the inaugurators of this new classif ication." Hack, one of lhe-1,972 trendsetter books, was the "only book from a college-university or iunior college to be selected as a trendsetter," Mr. O'Malley said.

"You could set a new trend," said National School Yearbook Association, Memphis, Tenn., in giving the yearbook a double award - A (excellent) for the regular critical service and a special A + for art-photography-design. The critique explained that "the idea of placing portraits here" (as running 95 CENTENARY

copy at the bottom of the pages and integrated with all sections) "is one of the first new ideas on this troublesome problem to evolve in the last 50

years." Future Journalists of America, School of Jour-t972 edinalism, University of Oklahoma, gave the tion its top award, Americana, for the second consecutive year, the only times it has been entered in the competition. The critique summarized with "a

truly superlative publication, a trendsetter, we predict



Associated Collegiate Press, National Scholastic

Press Association, University of Minnesota,

ranked Hack first class for the 12th consecutive with special marks of distinction for its concept and design, Among the comments were "an innovative, creative approach to yearbook design. Bravo!" and "Again the Hack staff has produced a very excellent book. Again design is one of its major strong points and display innovations have year,


justly rewarded."

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- Staff: Eileen Day, sports editor; Carol Creco, editor. Missing: Barbara McCarthy, business manager; Patricia June, Sheryl Michel, Victoria Hassold, advertising solicitors. B. - Writers: Nancy Ferris, organizations editor; Catherine Helfrich, A.

activities editor; Patricia Hutchinson. Missing: Sandra Rosenberg, Marianne Confalone, Iris Pearl-

man. C. - Immediately after the May 4 senior chapef the '72 Hacks were distributed to the students.


Debra Nielsen'74

Nancv Niles'7q

Betty-Jo Norek'73

Mrs. Margaret Nunn, secretary to the vice president for academic affairs

Newspaper changes its format After appearing as an eight-page minitabloid on yellow paper for more than a decade, Spilledink lg72-73 converted to a four-page, standard-sized tabloid on traditionally colored newspaper stock. The reason, now a clichd in the publishing business, was spiraling costs.

The a97'L-72 edition received a second place in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association's rating service with 828 points, dropping from an 890-

Nancy Oates'73

Vivian Oates'74

point first place the previous year.


- Officers: Alice Scott, editor; Kathleen White, advertising and circulation manager. B. - Writers: Darnette Vickers, Judith Bonos. Missing: Elizabeth Bond, Lynn Chipola, Diane Brown, Nancy Love, Anne Robinson, Lindsay McConahy, Barbara Longhi. C. - Circulation staff: Patricia McCreary, Veronica Jackson, Elizabeth Junkin.

Colleen O'Brien'74

Dr. Elisa Odio BS,

(de Perez-Sanchez),

PhD, Spanish

Artistic reactions One belletristic outlet for creative efforts is provided by Prism, literary and art magazine. There are sections for art, poetry, fiction, essays and other

forms of creative and expository writings. Both students and faculty submit work. The magazine is published twice a year. - Patricia Hutchinson

A. - Officers, in the bottom row, Wendy Robinson, associate editor; Cynthia Stephens, editor-in98 CENTENARY


in print

chief; Evelyn DeMaris, fiction editor. Second row: Darlene DiStasio, Kathleen McCarthy, art editor; Barbara Kaswiner, poetry editor. Third row: Cynthia Glinick, Deborah Upshur, Colette Acosta. Top row: Toni Giordano, Harry Strickhausen fr., adviser; Kathleen Sheridan. B.


Kathleen Sheridan used

the blackboard in the Trevorrow art class to solicit art materials for the first-semester issue of Prism.


Deborah O'Donnell'71

Carol Oelschlaeger'73

Lynn Olsen'73



Body movement speaks symbolically Nonverbal communication is expressed by the Dance Croup.

Eight dancers gave a lecture-demonstration,

"Movement and Meaning," with choreography by instructor Miss Peggy Blackmon, as a February chapel performance in Reeves. This was followed by the spring concert, choreographed by students and faculty, in the Little Theater and a perforrnance at the president's reception and ball. After a presentation for the October parents day,

the group gave a miniconcert in the Little Theater in November and the same month performed in Atlantic City for the New Jersey Education Association. During the year they also appeared in Miss Blackmon's choreography of "Sonata for People and Places" at counselors' conferences off campus. - Marianne Confalone



Mrs. Charlotte Orgain, circulation and reserve book librarian

A. - Corps de ballet in the humorous "The

Cracked-Nut Suite" by Tchaikousky consisted of

Yoko Nakajima '72, Pamela }lJll '72, Leslie Ford '72. The annual Dance Group concert was in the Little Theater AWil 27-29. The directors were Miss Peggy Blackmon and Miss Barbara Dudle-v. B.


Gail Currie did her "Search" solo at the May 19 president's reception and ball for the'72 senior class in Reeves. C. - Performing during parents day, clockwise, starting at left, were Gail Currie, Cynthia Kemmerer, Barbara Lebowitz, Laurie Tarter, Nancy Love, Satly Flint. The October 28 ptogram took place in Reeves.

Marilyn Otner'74

Williarr Orr, BA, BD, English,

philosophy and religion, dean of the chapel



Cheryl O'Shea'74

Pamela Palmedo'74

Stephanie Paparcllo'74

Marilyn Paradies'74

1973 Hack Yearbook PART 1  
1973 Hack Yearbook PART 1  

This is the first 100 pages of the 1973 Hack Yearbook for Centenary College. Look for PART 2 in order to see the last 84 pages!