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C The Centenarian Leading Fall 2009 2010 Spring the Way Centenary Emerges as a Beacon for the Region Centenarians Who Serve Centenary’s 1st All-American Commemorative inauguration issue C C Change TEXT Contents Beacon for the Region 1 Centenary leadership is changing lives Beacon for the Region in northwest new Jersey and beyond. How Centenary is changing the lives of its students and its communities. New and enriched academic programs are providing 8 greater opportunities for students and vital resources View from the Dome The latest news and notes for communities. Online and accelerated learning from Centenary. are helping more New Jerseyans retool and are 12 Leading the Way moving careers and industries forward. And “Keeping it Real” A new application-based everywhere you turn, Centenarians are actively involved in service to others curriculum keeps CAPS on the cutting edge. and working for the common good. “Centenarians Who Serve” Veterans receive a warm This special issue of The Centenarian is celebrating leadership with welcome at Centenary. the Inauguration of the College’s 12th President, Dr. Barbara-Jayne “Head Start” Internships rose 21 percent Lewthwaite, and examines the people, the programs and the innovations at Centenary. that are making Centenary a “Beacon for the Region.” Departments Cyclones Update ... 18 Class News and Notes ... 20 The Last Word ... 32 The College community celebrated Centenary’s numerous contributions to northwest New Jersey and beyond. For further coverage of this milestone event, please visit On the Cover: alumni.centenarycollege.edu. The official College mace is carried by Dr. Heather Pfleger- Dunham, Dean for Outcomes Assessment Research, in the Inaugural Processional. The Centenarian 1 The Centenarian 1 C BeaCOn FOR THE REGION global Responsibility Cutting-edge Research Biology majors at Centenary College now have the Although they attend a small, liberal option to earn a concentration in Environmental arts college, Centenary Psychology Science, while students who are majoring in other majors conducted research on par disciplines can minor in the subject. The new with a large university and made a program was created in response to student interest significant contribution to the field and forecasts from the U.S. Department of Labor that of substance abuse treatment in predict employment of environmental scientists is the process. “This was not your typical expected to increase 25 percent by 2016. undergraduate research project,” said Assistant Professor of Psychology Centenary Psychology majors presented at In addition to preparing graduates for the “green” the 38th Annual Hunter College Psychology Dr. Keith Morgen, a substance abuse Conference. economy, the program places particular emphasis expert who mentored the team of six on the relationship of environmental quality, Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society students stewardship, human health and how one’s actions throughout the yearlong project. “It was a real- impact the global community. “The goal is to help world experience that involved large-scale data.” “I felt that the students understand that the Earth must be treated presentations as a seamless unit,” explained Dr. Kathy Turrisi, The team presented their findings at the Eastern were being given Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Chair of Psychology Association (EPA) Conference in March. by master’s or the Mathematics and Natural Sciences Department. Additionally, three members of the team presented doctoral-level “Water, air and soil are all connected, and so we, at the 38th Annual Hunter College Psychology students and not as human beings, have a physical connection to Conference in New York. Dr. David Kressel, a senior undergraduates.” everyone else on the planet, and thus a global staff member of the National Development and Dr. David Kressel, The first class of BSW graduates: Jesse DeFino ’08, Alyssa Martin ’08 and Christine DiMauro ’08. responsibility.” Research Institutes Inc., previewed the Centenary National Development students’ EPA presentation and described the and Research The curriculum includes courses in Environmental Institutes, Inc. research as “cutting-edge.” “I felt that the Meeting a growing need Established in 2006, the program now enrolls 40 Science, Field Sampling Techniques and Earth Centenary BSW majors and will graduate its third class of social presentations were being given by master’s or With aging Baby Boomers and an increasing Science. Faculty and students also take advantage graduates like workers this May. Many will move into entry-level doctoral-level students and not undergraduates,” number of people requiring help with family of a longstanding partnership with the Charles those pictured positions at the social service agencies and non- he said. “The findings have current relevance to conflict and other issues, the demand for O. Hayford State Fish Hatchery in Hackettstown, above are in profit organizations where they completed their yet-unresolved drug treatment research and policy high demand in professionally trained social workers is growing. N.J., where participants are able to gain real, field work, fulfilling an essential work force need. issues such as client-treatment matching and the northwest New Centenary College is meeting this need with its hands-on experience measuring water quality and “Warren County is rural America, and it is very appropriate planned duration of treatment.” Jersey because Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program, which species growth. difficult to recruit good social workers here,” said their field work recently earned national accreditation from Laurie Boehm, Director of Program Services for placements provide them with a deep the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE). the Family Guidance Center of Warren County. Centenary’s next Chapter Centenary is now one of only eight colleges and “Centenary’s BSW provides a potential cadre of new understanding of Dr. Barbara-Jayne Lewthwaite was adamant: the Inauguration to formally install the 12th President of Centenary College universities in New Jersey to offer an accredited employees with a strong knowledge of what Warren rural communities. was not a personal celebration, but an opportunity to advance the mission of the 143-year-old institution. Still, BSW program, and the only program within a County is all about.” the John M. Reeves Student Recreation Center erupted into spontaneous applause and cheers as the new 50-mile radius of the Hackettstown area. Members of the 2010 class of BSW graduates have President entered the Folkner Family Gymnasium as part of the processional for the formal ceremony held The signature component of the BSW program on April 9, 2010 at the College’s main campus in Hackettstown, N.J. also been accepted to prestigious Master of Social is the 420 hours of field education candidates Work (MSW) programs at NYU, Fordham University Citing many recent accomplishments at the College, Dr. Lewthwaite stressed that more work lies complete during their senior year. “This is a and Rutgers University. Armed with a CSWE- ahead. Priorities for the near future include the crafting of the next five-year strategic plan, managing professional degree, much like Education or accredited degree, Centenary graduates are eligible the challenge of keeping an independent education accessible and affordable, as well as enhancing Nursing,” said Terri Klemm, Assistant Professor for advanced standing in most master’s degree the value of a Centenary degree as successful graduates make their mark on the world. of Social Work and BSW Program Field Director. programs, allowing them to graduate with an MSW “Change is something I expect our entire Centenary community to embrace,” said Dr. “When you earn a degree in Social Work, you leave in one year instead of two. Lewthwaite, noting that the College’s ability to adapt in the past has only served to strengthen Centenary as a professional social worker.” the institution. “It may take time,” she concluded. “It may definitely take change. But those are the challenges I promise you I am prepared to accept.” 2 The Centenarian The Centenarian 3 C BeaCOn FOR THE REGION effective method for achieving this goal. According to Professor Keith Suddes, who serves as director for the Institute, Centenary College was one of 48 colleges and its mission is to fill the acute need universities to participate in a national study for integrated law enforcement and conducted by the Council for Adults & Experiential community response training programs Learning (CAEL). The study found that PLA for approximately 90 towns in Warren, students earned postsecondary degrees at Sussex and Hunterdon counties. much higher rates than adult learners when they The Institute hosts an annual seminar for 250 were assessed for prior life experience such as A recognized leader in Criminal Justice area law enforcement personnel and first employment, military service and volunteerism. education, Centenary has developed responders. a series of intensive four-day courses The College launched PLA in 2009 with an eight- designed in collaboration with an advisory board week, one-credit course to teach adult students of police chiefs from northwest New Jersey. Free “[The Institute’s how to create a portfolio that reflects their for attendees, the courses have included a Critical mission] is to fill professional experiences. An essential component Incident Response seminar that covered the latest the acute need included the training of 26 faculty members who will for integrated command and control issues in dealing with suicide evaluate the portfolios and “assures the academic law enforcement bomber incidents and a Tactical Advisor class that integrity of the program,” said Dr. Heather Pfleger- and community Professor Suddes describes as “totally unique to the Dunham, Dean for Outcomes Assessment Research. response training U.S.” because it refines and enhances the role of programs for Adult learners benefit with advanced standing at team leaders and tactical experts in regard to critical approximately Centenary that allows them to complete a degree incidents. 90 towns in more quickly and economically. According to CAEL Pictured left to right: Scott Peluso, Hackettstown BID Chair; Maria DiGiovanni, Town Council; Dr. Barbara-Jayne The Institute also serves as a resource for the Warren, Sussex findings, it is also a powerful motivator that validates Lewthwaite, President, Centenary College; Dolores Stammer, Regional Director, NJSBDC at Centenary College; region, with the presentation of an annual seminar and Hunterdon Michael B. Lavery, Mayor of Hackettstown; John DiMaio, Assemblyman; and Gerald DiMaio, Town Council. students’ existing skills and knowledge. counties...” that attracts approximately 250 law enforcement “The support of Off the ground for existing business. Small-business owners have Secure homeland personnel and first responders. This year’s seminar, Professor Keith Suddes, NJSBDC’s resources benefited from the Center’s networking events, “Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement,” was held Director of the Institute were critical to The Institute for Law Enforcement and Emergency for Law Enforcement The Handyman Connection. Good to customized seminars on QuickBooks and social May 25, 2010, at Trinity United Methodist Church in the company’s Services Education at Centenary College has trained and Emergency Services Go Productions, Inc. These are just two media as well as workshops on “green” technology. Hackettstown, N.J. The program offered participants Education launch.” more than 125 law enforcement officers and first examples of successful new businesses in ways to avoid burn out and develop motivational The Center further raised its visibility with a move responders, courtesy of an $894,398 U.S. Department Sheila Bermel, northwest New Jersey that launched with strategies that will help them thrive in one of Principal and Founder, to downtown Hackettstown (207 Main Street) of Justice grant awarded to the College in 2008. the assistance of the New Jersey Small society’s most demanding jobs. Good to Go in 2009, and now occupies the same building as Productions, Inc. Business Development Center (NJSBDC) the Hackettstown Business Improvement District at Centenary College. (BID). “One of the nice things is the synergy As one of 11 centers in the state, the NJSBDC’s between the College and the BID,” said Dolores The Region Looks to Centenary mission is to be a resource that assists businesses Stammer, Regional Director of the NJSBDC at As the only baccalaureate and master’s degree-granting institution serving the northwestern part of the state, many count to expand operations, manage growth or start new Centenary College. “As the BID tries to attract and on Centenary to inform, educate and bring about positive change. “Over the years, Centenary College has really grown and operations. For Good to Go Productions, an event help businesses, it can refer them to the Center is a regional leader for education here in northwest New Jersey,” said State Senator Michael J. Doherty, who represents and trade show company, that meant utilizing the for assistance with applying for loans, marketing, the 23rd District and spoke on behalf of the state at the Inauguration of Dr. Barbara-Jayne Lewthwaite on April 9, 2010. NJSBDC to draft a formal business plan. “The procuring contracts and financial management.” With an abundance of opportunities ranging from college classes for Hackettstown High School students, to support of NJSBDC’s resources was critical to the Therapeutic Riding and Summer Scholars, a popular enrichment program geared to students entering grades company’s launch,” said Sheila Bermel, founder of Fresh Start 9-12, Centenary has emerged as a vital resource for the community. the company. Steve Carter, owner of the Handyman Few would argue that the United States must The College is also exploring other avenues to further its role as an economic engine for the region. Connection, found guidance on obtaining loans to educate greater numbers of citizens to higher “The fortunes of the Town of Hackettstown and Centenary are inextricably mixed,” said Hackettstown ease startup costs and ideas to manage increased levels in order to remain competitive in the global Mayor Michael B. Lavery. “I have the utmost confidence that together, we will weather the current competition in the economic downturn. economy. Proponents of experiential learning believe economic storm and come out better and stronger for having worked through it.” In addition to helping new ventures, the NJSBDC at that Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), a program Centenary College is a source of intellectual capital that offers college credit for life experience, is an State Senator Michael J. Doherty 4 The Centenarian The Centenarian 5 C BeaCOn FOR THE REGION College’s main campus in Hackettstown, N.J., and also participated in a Poetics Colloquium that “The College offered workshops and panels to a wide range really attempts to of participants, including educators, students and meet the needs the general public. The event also presented an it sees in the opportunity for certified teachers in New Jersey to region and beyond earn six professional development hours through by combining the Centenary College Teacher’s Academy. academic Members of the Centenary chapter of Becca’s Closet investigation Students who participated in the Colloquium pose with a client. with real work called it a “once-in-a-lifetime experience.” “I was the Inauguration of the College’s 12th President, Dr. to remediate awestruck at being present with so much talent Barbara-Jayne Lewthwaite, on April 9, 2010. whatever is and differing personalities in one place, expressing possible.” Centenarians completed the ninth Midnight Run of both comparable and divergent views,” commented the year with the delivery of food and clothing to The Rev. David L. Michelle Clark ’10. the homeless in New York City, while another group Jones ’03 HA, The Gates-Ferry Distinguished Visiting Lectureship of students made plans to build homes on a Native Vice President for Student Engagement at Centenary College recognizes the dedication to American Reservation this summer. Additionally, the College of Joseph R. Ferry, Trustee from 1948 members of the Centenary chapter of Becca’s to 1976 and treasurer of the Board of Trustees for Closet, an organization that provides gently used 20 years. prom dresses to those who cannot afford them, Student-performers have the opportunity to act in Equity Theater productions. made a quick exit following the Inauguration to The Common good prepare for a Dress Open House that evening. arts Matter When the new David and Carol Lackland Center, a state-of-the-art facility featuring the 500- Each year, the Centenary community volunteers The Rev. David L. Jones ’03 HA, Vice President “As we move Theater, dance, music and art that is created, seat Sitnik Theater and the Edith A. Kutz ’42 more than 21,000 service hours to local nonprofit for Student Engagement and Service, called it a into the Lackland produced or presented at Centenary College Theater, officially opens in Fall 2010, the cultural organizations, including Trinity United Methodist pretty typical week at Centenary. “The College really Center, we are touches thousands of lives in northwest opportunities will grow. Church, Habitat for Humanity and the Community attempts to meet the needs it sees in the region and looking to expand New Jersey. Food Bank, plus a host of social service agencies. beyond by combining academic investigation with our mission and Said Professor Wallnau, “As we move into the From the Centenary Stage Company (CSC), the The College’s longstanding tradition of helping others real work to remediate whatever is possible.” to embrace the Lackland Center we are looking to expand our area’s only professional Equity Theater, to WNTI-FM was evident during Spirit Week, which preceded responsibilities as mission and to embrace the responsibilities as a a cultural resource 91.9, a National Public Radio affiliate that reaches cultural resource — not just for the College — but –– not just for the 50,000 listeners, and the Saturday Art Conservatory, for this whole part of the State.” Celebrating Leadership College — but for which offers young people and adults affordable, Centenary College awarded its highest honor, the Gold Dome Award, to David A. Lackland ’10 HA and Carol Burgess this whole part of high-quality classes in art and dance, Centenary Inspiring Minds Lackland ’54/10 HA, held on April 8, 2010, at the Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Gladstone, N.J. the State.” has taken the lead role in promoting the arts for a growing and thriving community. In recent years, the Gates-Ferry Distinguished The Lacklands embody “Celebrating Leadership,” the theme of this year’s event. David serves as a Trustee for the College and Carol is Professor Carl Wallnau, a member of the President’s Circle. Together, they committed time and resources that will leave a lasting legacy, including a major gift Visiting Lecturer at Centenary College has included Chair, Communication “We have an educational mission and have expanded Historian Dr. Raymond Frey ’10 HA, legendary that made the forthcoming David and Carol Lackland Center a reality. and Fine Arts Department all of our programs,” noted Carl Wallnau, Associate choreographer Mark Morris and former KeySpan After accepting the Gold Dome Award, Carol spoke about Centenary’s mission of changing Professor of Theater and Chair of the Communication President Wallace P. Parker, Jr. The goal of the lives and how her own life was transformed by a scholarship she received as a Centenary and Fine Arts Department. In recent months, annual lecture series, which is open to the greater student from an anonymous donor. “That was the inspiration for Dave and I to give back,” Centenary and the CSC have stepped up theater she said. David told attendees how the couple takes great joy in seeing the College’s community, is to provide a forum for ideas and performances for children, formed a new dance continued growth and success. “I hope you know that through your contributions to expression that enriches the intellectual life of the company that invites performers and professionals the Centenary Fund, you too are taking the lead role in helping these young people College. in the region to collaborate with Centenary’s Dance from New Jersey rise up,” he said. program and launched an outreach initiative that Acclaimed poet and National Book Award winner Since its inception, the Scholarship Gala has raised over $2 million for the Centenary brings Centenary Theater majors to area schools to Mark Doty was named Gates-Ferry lecturer Scholarship Fund, which has assisted hundreds of students over the years. work with students of all ages. for 2009–2010. He conducted readings on the Pictured left: David and Carol Lackland with their daughter, Jennifer. 6 The Centenarian The Centenarian 7 C VIeW FROM THE DOME NEWS FROM CENTENARY COLLEGE Citizen of the Year opportunity for me.” He also expects to continue in the accelerated program to earn a bachelor’s Waldwick honors CAPS student degree. “I really enjoy the program. The professors “[CAPS is] a perfect major who earned a teacher certification and has a When Rick Vander Wende ’11 served as mayor of and administrators really understand that adults fit and the perfect 3.99 GPA, accepted. The crowd erupted into cheers. Waldwick, N.J., one of the perks was presenting the learn and respond to different things than younger opportunity for The couple, both natives of Fryeburg, Maine, plan to borough’s annual Citizen of the Year Award. The students. They have a respect for working adults me.” live in New Jersey. former elected official never imagined he would be who are coming back.” Rick Vander Wende ’11, a recipient of the honor. Waldwick Citizen The College awarded 458 degrees at the May Commencement and 256 degrees at the January The borough named Championship Season of the Year Award Did you meet recipient Commencement held on January 9, 2010, in the Vander Wende Centenary Equestrian team wins big at nationals your spouse at Centenary College? John M. Reeves Student Recreation Center. Degree the 2009 Citizen The Centenary College Equestrian Team became Were you married recipients included undergraduate and graduate of the Year for his Reserve Champions at the Intercollegiate Horse in the Whitney students from Hackettstown and the Centenary Adult commitment to civic Show Association’s (IHSA) national competition, Chapel? Share and Professional Studies (CAPS) learning centers in service at its annual held May 6-9, 2010 in Lexington, Ky. In individual your story on the Parsippany and Iselin, N.J. reorganization meeting Rick Vander Wende ’11 (left) competition, first place finishes went to Lindsey alumni Discussion was named Citizen of the on January 1, 2010. Veteran radio announcer John Gambling ’10 HA Year in Waldwick, N.J. Mohr ’11, Champion Individual Open Equitation Boards at In what has become addressed the May graduates and was honored with Over Fences; Marissa Cohen ’11, Champion alumni.centenary an annual town custom, Vander Wende, who is college.edu an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. Individual Intermediate Equitation Over Fences; currently working toward an associate’s degree Ali Krecker ’12, Champion Team Intermediate Flat, Dr. Raymond Frey ’10 HA served as keynote at the Centenary Adult and Professional Studies and Julie Connors ’10, Champion Team Novice speaker for the January Commencement and was (CAPS) program in Parsippany, N.J., was kept in the Equitation Over Fences. also honored for scholarly achievement with an dark about the award until the moment his name Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. was announced. The team also took sixth place at the 32nd American National Riding Commission (ANRC) “Do good things,” he advised graduates, “I believe “I was very humbled having had the opportunity to “I believe very National Intercollegiate Equitation Championships, very strongly that you have been given a very special present the award to 12 others myself,” said Vander strongly that you held April 16–18, 2010, in Sweet Briar, Va. have been given gift today, and now you have a moral obligation to Wende. “I know what all those people had done on a very special gift give something back.“ behalf of the community. I never expected to receive Individual Centenary equestrians also scored today, and now Emily Hawley ’10 and Joshua Walker ’10. the award.” impressive results at this competition. These The January ceremony was established five years you have a moral included Jen Elrod ’10, second place, Dressage ago to accommodate the growing number of Vander Wende served as mayor of Waldwick from obligation to give Centenary’s Commencement Centenary graduates. Sportif; Samantha Whitley ’12, ninth place, Hunter 1992–2004. He describes his decision to enroll in something back.” makes national news Trials and seventh place, Overall Results; Marissa CAPS and complete the degree he began nearly Cohen ’11, sixth place, Medal Phase; and Lindsey Below: Dr. Raymond The Early Morning Show on CBS, ABC News, 30 years ago as “a perfect fit and the perfect Frey ’10 HA, January Clark ’10, ninth place, Medal Phase. Commencement Inside Edition and 600 newspapers throughout the Keynote Speaker country featured the 135th May Commencement The Centenarian Recognized for Creative excellence at Centenary College, held on May 15, 2010, at the College’s main campus in Hackettstown, N.J. The Service Industry Awards Association (SIAA) recognized The Centenarian with a bronze medal in a national Valedictorian Emily Hawley ’10 sparked the competition that included entries representing more than 1,400 companies and organizations from across the media interest when she proposed marriage to country. The College’s Fall 2009 issue of the semi-annual publication received the award for its creativity, quality her boyfriend Joshua Walker ’10 shortly after and overall content. delivering the valedictory address. “I like to consider “Centenary College has a wonderful story to tell and The Centenarian has been an effective vehicle for us Mr. and Mrs. Centenary,” said Hawley, an Equine communicating our success to the College community,” said Vice President for Strategic Advancement Debra The 135th January Commencement at Centenary Science major with a 4.0 GPA. “Josh, I love you more College. Albanese ’04 HA. “We are pleased that a national panel of judges have recognized these efforts.” than anything. Will you marry me?” Walker, a history The Centenarian is published twice a year for the Office of Strategic Advancement and is distributed to nearly 14,000 alumni and friends of the College. 8 The Centenarian The Centenarian 9 C VIeW FROM THE DOME year, noted that “identifying the strengths and upon winning essays on the topic, “The Case for weaknesses of our organization and being able to Business Diversity in Retail and Related Industries in capitalize on all the advantages,” has helped the an Economic Downturn.” team achieve national status. In addition to scholarship support, Cartegna Members of this year’s championship team are and Covington had the opportunity to attend an a combination of newcomers and veterans and executive staff meeting at the Saks Fifth Avenue include: Matthew Albrecht ’13, Megi Devolli ’10, corporate location, meet with key employees and Tiffany Kraft ’10, Noel Leuzarder ’10, Elizabeth receive a firsthand look at couture lines. They Luckenbill ’11, Kelly McCormick ’10, Laura were accompanied by Professor Kenol Lamour, Meola ’10, Karina Suarez ’14 and Alena Volkava ’12. BRAG chapter adviser and Centenary instructor in Fashion Design, fellow students and former BRAG Leuzarder will begin an accelerated MBA program recipients, and Angela Rodriquez ’90, an officer at West Virginia University on June 9. “Without on the Centenary Alumni Association Executive Centenary SIFE, I would not be as prepared as I Four members of the 2009–2010 Centenary SIFE team. Board and former BRAG board member. am,” she added. “The relationships I have built, the Centenary SIFe Does it again experiences I have had, I really would not have Seven Welcomed to the Team captures 15th Regional Championship gotten that anywhere else.” Board of Trustees “We start with Centenary College welcomed seven new projects that The Centenary College Students in Free Enterprise members to its Board of Trustees: Margot Nelson actually meet (SIFE) team has added another trophy to its Carey ’55, a co-founder of the North Jersey the needs of free collection. The franchise won its 15th Regional Teachers Collaborative and the recipient of the Seed Money Funds Worthwhile Initiatives enterprise around Championship last month and headed to the 2010 College’s 2009 Van Winkle Achievement Award; the world and if we SIFE USA National Exposition in Minneapolis, Minn., A little bit of seed money is making a big difference at Centenary College. Rochelle Makela-Goodman ’97, Assistant Vice do that well, the from May 10–14, 2010. The team finished in the top On Earth Day, the College unveiled its Community Garden, one of several President for Leadership Gifts at Lehigh University; competition falls 20 among 800 SIFE teams in the United States. projects funded by the Centenary mini-grant program. Raymond Nisivoccia, the founding partner of into place.” The team has garnered a great deal of recognition Nisivoccia & Company LLP, a regional accounting The Community Garden is a joint venture between the Education and Dr. Steven E. McHugh, Sr., for its Power of Possibility project that sent SIFE Pictured (left to right): Krystal Cartegna ’10, and consulting firm; Wallace P. Parker, Jr., the the Mathematics and Natural Sciences departments. Spearheaded by SIFE Team Coach Nneka Covington ’10, Joseph Khawane ’10, Dr. Lauren Bergey, Assistant Professor of Biology, and Emily Williams members to Alaska, Guatemala and other locations former president of KeySpan’s Energy Delivery and Stacey Holloway ’11, a BRAG scholarship recipient around the world to help entrepreneurs gain in 2009, and Cherrell Angervil ’10. Customer Relationship Group; Orin R. Smith ’91 Anderson, Assistant Professor of Education, the garden will be a self- a foothold in markets and become sustainable HA, the retired chairman, president and CEO of the sustainable resource for the College’s students as well as the community- businesses. Something to BRag about former Engelhard Corporation; Timothy L. Smith, at-large. Biology students will utilize the garden to study the life cycles of Centenary Fashion majors honored founder of the Comprehensive Group, one of the plants and other organisms, and Education students will develop lesson In addition to the regional victory, SIFE earned two by industry organization largest independent financial services firms in New plans in outdoor-based learning and environmental studies. National Finalist Awards for Entrepreneurship and The Black Retail Action Group (BRAG) honored two Jersey; and James D. Stryker, the President of the Produce and other products grown in the garden will be sold on campus Business Ethics for its 6,000-hour investment in Centenary College Fashion Design majors at the consulting firm Integrated Product Development. and at the Hackettstown Farmers Market, in partnership with the helping individuals across the globe. organization’s 39th Annual Scholarship and Awards The now-31-member board supports and advances Hackettstown Business Improvement District (BID). Dr. Steven E. McHugh, Sr., Chairman of the Dinner Gala, entitled “The Power of Change,” held the mission of Centenary College. “We are delighted Business Department and SIFE team coach, said Mini-grants are made possible by funds earmarked by the President’s December 11, 2009, in New York. to welcome this accomplished group of leaders to a core component of the program’s success is its Office of Centenary College. The goal is to implement innovative commitment to service. “We start with projects that BRAG awarded Fashion Design student Krystal the Board of Trustees,” said Chairman of the Board educational practices documented in High-Impact Educational Practices actually meet the needs of free enterprise around Cartegna ’10 a $1,000 scholarship from Polo Arden Davis Melick ’60/01 HA. “They bring a by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU). the world and if we do that well, the competition and Nneka Covington ’10, a Fashion Design wealth of experience and knowledge as well as a In addition to the Community Garden, several worthwhile initiatives came to falls into place.” and Merchandising major, received a $2,000 passion for higher education that is an asset to this fruition during the spring semester, including the makeover of a common scholarship from Wakefern Foods. The Centenary institution and its mission of transforming lives.” SIFE President Noel Leuzarder ’10, who room in Anderson Hall as well as undergraduate research projects. students were awarded the scholarships based completed more than 1,000 hours of service this 10 The Centenarian The Centenarian 11 C LeaDIng THE WAY Keeping It Real had his students act as marketing consultants and a liaison to schools and hosting executives at write a marketing plan for a real small business. hospitality suites and special events. Each marketing team presented its plan to the “I needed the After retiring as a professional hockey player in class and client. In one instance, the principals degree to open 2006, Skrlac entered the CAPS program to earn an of East Coast Martial Arts in East Windsor, N.J., doors within Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts with a Business A decade ago, Centenary became the first college in New Jersey to offer accelerated implemented about 80 percent of their team’s Emphasis. “I needed the degree to open doors the organization marketing plan and saw enrollment grow from as well as to business degree programs for working adults. Now, innovations like an application-based within the organization as well as to broaden my 15 students to more than 300 in 18 months. broaden my curriculum give the program its leading edge. horizons beyond the New Jersey Devils,” he said. I horizons beyond CaPS students come Skrlac, who was living in Allamuchy, N.J., at the the New Jersey t is no secret that the students who from many backgrounds time, was attracted to Centenary because of its Devils.” gravitate to accelerated degree programs Hackettstown location. “The evening classes really Jamanda Hightower ’09 has a unique are highly motivated. They tend to be worked out well,” he said, “because working in the Former NHL player perspective, working as an enrollment counselor at Rob Skrlac ’08/10 disciplined, mature — and eager for front office is not a 9-to-5 situation.” CAPS and also completed her bachelor’s degree lessons they can put to use right away. through the program. She is now pursuing an MBA Skrlac continued with his bachelor’s degree in Centenary Adult and Professional Studies while working full-time and appreciates the fact Business Administration after earning his associate’s (CAPS) was the first program in New Jersey to that classes are organized in teams. “That is very degree. He increased his courseload, taking two offer accelerated business degree programs geared different from the traditional college environment,” classes a week in order to speed up the process, toward working professionals. Last year, in order she remarked. “It really teaches you how to accept and completed his B.S. in May. Like many adult to make the program even more relevant to its and work with different personalities.” learners, once he started, he was eager to obtain students, CAPS introduced a new curriculum that is his degree. “I would encourage those who have the Rob Skrlac ’08/10 has been with the New Jersey application-based. time to double up on the course load. I really Devils for 13 years, including eight as a player. The enjoyed it when I had more schoolwork to do, not “This is real. Our students are not reading textbooks right winger now works for the New Jersey Devils less.” Hightower, too, expects to complete her MBA and listening to professors’ lectures — they are front office, where his job includes representing the by July 2011. “I feel empowered,” she said. “Coming applying business theories to real life,” said Dean organization as a speaker to various associations to Centenary has been a blessing. It has changed of Adult and Online Enrollment Peter Albrecht, who and professional groups, as well as serving as me tremendously.” also teaches at CAPS. Dean Albrecht explained that, even with its accelerated pace, CAPS meets high standards. “It is a rigorous program,” he added. a meeting of minds All about CAPS Because CAPS students are highly motivated Centenary Adult and Professional Studies (CAPS) is a program for adult adults, they tend to have a more collaborative learners. In 1999, Centenary became the first college in New Jersey to offer relationship with their professors than traditional business degree programs in an accelerated format geared to working degree students. Those relationships foster a professionals. fertile learning environment where it is common for CAPS offers an associate’s degree in Liberal Arts with a Business Emphasis CAPS professors to hear students say they applied and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA), as well as a something they learned in class at work the very 36-credit-hour Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. MBA next day. courses are offered one at a time in an accelerated format — with one class an evening for 3 1/2 hours — so students complete each The program always aimed for relevance, but course in a four- to five-week time frame, then start their next course. The program is structured in cohorts, so students continue to take the new curriculum takes the focus on real-life classes with the same group of individuals until they complete their degree in about 24 months. applications to the next level. In a marketing class CAPS offers classes at the College’s main campus in Hackettstown, and at satellite learning centers in Metropark and Parsippany, as for the MBA program, for example, Dean Albrecht well as online. CAPS also offers the program at corporate work sites, including Merck & Co., Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson. Above: CAPS students learn how to apply business theories to real life. Below: Former NHL player Rob Skrlac ’08/10 (second from left) and players from the New Jersey Devils at a recent visit to St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. 12 The Centenarian The Centenarian 13 C LeaDIng THE WAY Centenarians Who Serve though I have to stop one part of my life to continue entire community. Those who enlist do so because another. At Centenary, I can continue to work and go of the opportunity to serve the people of our to school, and not have to sacrifice one for the other.” nation. Once I started working here and saw what a positively unique place Centenary is, I was not easing the transition Veterans are getting a warm welcome at Centenary College, where many are choosing to surprised that it would attract service members and Centenary has a deep commitment to veterans and veterans.” continue their education, their careers — and their lives. has taken the lead in offering a number of programs to help ease the transition from military life to student Benefits for Veterans life. Since veterans have often made a financial “The College aggressively recruits veterans to sacrifice to serve their country, the College is a proud campus and makes sure they are aware of the participant of the federal government’s Yellow Ribbon benefits they can receive to further their education Program, which provides up to 100 percent of tuition and their non-military careers,” Hughes added. costs, as well as stipends for books, educational “Centenary attracts so many veterans because we supplies and housing for qualified veterans. do some progressive things with veteran’s benefits The College goes the extra mile for veterans who and the Yellow Ribbon Program,” he explained. are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program by “We aggressively recruit veterans, since we have so offering scholarships of up to 30 percent for full- or many faculty and staff members who are veterans “Once I started part-time student veterans. and know their needs. The faculty and staff take a working here personal responsibility in advising our veterans who and saw what a “I had already completed a course when I found out positively unique transition into Centenary students.” that I qualified for a 30 percent reduction in tuition,” place Centenary observed adult learner Tom Leaman ’11, who was One veteran who benefitted from this one-on- is, I was not discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1999. one attention was Michael Barcellona ’09, surprised that it “Centenary made it so easy, they even gave me the who retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 2005. would attract discount retroactively. Not a lot of colleges would Hughes took Barcellona under his wing and offered service members do that.” practical advice as Barcellona pursued his degree and veterans.” in Psychology. After his graduation last year, In addition, Centenary sends Veterans Day Dr. Joseph Linskey, Barcellona accepted an offer to work with Hughes Dean of International greetings to all student veterans and last year held a in Centenary’s Information Technology department. Programs special flag-raising ceremony to recognize National POW/MIA Recognition Day, which pays tribute to Centenary’s emphasis on leadership and veterans who have not returned home. responsibility to community and country also inspires some students to serve their country after For more information Dean of International Programs Dr. Joseph Linskey, on the Yellow Ribbon Above: Sheila Zelaskowski ’89, who was stationed in Iraq. Top right: Michael Barcellona ’09 (fourth from left) with members of the military graduation. Sheila Zelaskowski ’89 joined the and Iraqi civilians. Bottom right: Jimmy Nazaire ’11. a retired U.S. Air Force veteran, is collaborating program, call New Jersey National Guard a decade after her W with Scott Hughes, the College’s Vice President (866) 753-2789 or Centenary graduation. She recently returned from for Information Technology and Chief Information e-mail military@ hen U.S. Army First Dawn Homer and discovered the College provides a year’s deployment with an assault helicopter Officer, who also served as a U.S. Army Ranger, centenarycollege.edu. Lieutenant Jimmy extensive assistance to address the special needs battalion in Iraq. to establish an American Legion Post on Nazaire returned from of veterans, from providing financial aid to emotional campus. “Centenary provided me with a comfortable place Iraq in 2008, he sought support through a network of veterans — both where I could grow both intellectually and to pick up the pieces students and employees — on campus. “We all try to make ourselves available to our emotionally,” she explained. “I do not think I would of the life he had left student veterans to help them adjust to college life, “I think what makes Centenary so welcoming to have been successful going through basic training behind to serve his country. One of his priorities: to be it just someone to talk to, guidance through the veterans is that we feel that our lives can continue straight out of high school. The personal development get his MBA studies, which were interrupted when he paperwork maze or any other way we can help,” while we further our education,” said Nazaire, who that Centenary fostered in me really helped to was deployed, back on track. said Dr. Linskey, who is also an Associate Professor continues to serve in the Army and will receive his prepare me for the rigors of the military.” of Criminal Justice and Sociology. “The main focus Nazaire met with Centenary Enrollment Counselor MBA in 2011. “As a veteran, I know I always feel as of the College is service to the students and the 14 The Centenarian The Centenarian 15 C LeaDIng THE WAY Head Start The New York Giants, Fox News and New York’s top fashion companies are just a few of the internship opportunities that provide Centenary students with a competitive edge on a prospective career. (Pictured left to right): Centenary students Amy Vadala ’11, Michael Medley ’10 and Leah Murphy ’11 gained a competitive edge at their internships in New York and New Jersey. F or a college with a strong companies include Bear Sterns and Merrill Lynch), that I am finally doing it,” he said. Medley, who is a lasting impression liberal arts focus, Centenary law (Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office), graduating with a degree in Sports Management, The three Centenary interns agreed that they would College offers students major communication (The Daily Record, CBS News and commuted to East Rutherford, N.J., two days a encourage their classmates to seek internships during “I would love to career opportunities. Nickelodeon) and fashion (Nordstrom, Kenneth week to help the NFL organization with research their undergraduate career. “I would recommend this hire some of these Cole and Armani Exchange). To qualify for four and clerical work. “The best part about my job was Just ask Leah Murphy ’11, a particular position to anyone who is passionate about students when they credits, they must complete a minimum of 133 getting to be around the superstars we all see on Communication major, who government,” said Vadala. “It will bolster your résumé graduate.” hours of work. “Internships must be real learning TV,” he remarked. “In person, they were really recently completed a three-month internship at and enhance your networking skills.” Added Murphy: experiences,” explained Mahaffey, who regularly down to earth.” Carlos Vasquez, Fox News in New York, where she worked on the “My experience has been truly rewarding, and I have visits students on the job to meet their supervisors principal, Anama morning show Fox & Friends. Her duties went far Murphy, Vadala and Medley are confident their made many contacts I will have forever.” Medley said and get a feel for their day-to-day responsibilities. beyond simple errands. In addition to welcoming internships will serve them well after graduation. “I he would advise any classmates pursuing internships and preparing guests, Murphy pitched story ideas Amy Vadala ’11, a double major in Communication see myself working in the sports department of a to “soak in as much information as possible and really to executive producers and gained real newsroom and Political and Governmental Affairs, landed TV network,” said Murphy, who also plays Women’s enjoy the experience.” experience by assisting with the production of a federal government internship with Rep. Scott Basketball for the Cyclones. “While I would like to Employers confirmed that they, too, have benefited news segments. Garrett’s (R-N.J.) Western District Office in be a reporter, working at Fox taught me about the from the College’s robust intern program. Carlos Newton, N.J. There, her responsibilities included writing and producing processes.” The Centenary undergraduate is hardly alone. Vasquez, a sales representative and principal at tracking constituent opinions and helping with Vadala, who will study at the Institute of Political the Miami-based clothing brand Anama, said he Internships on the rise projects that included Rep. Garrett’s nominations Journalism in Washington, D.C., this summer, plans was very pleased with the Centenary students who In 2009, internships rose 21 percent at Centenary. to military academies. “What was most challenging to pursue a graduate degree. She hopes to work served as his interns at the company’s New York “Our students are realizing that they really need to was dealing with constituents who were unhappy for the United Nations, FEMA or another federal showroom. “We have had a diverse group here — have internships on their résumés,” commented with issues Rep. Garrett opposed or supported,” agency. Marketing, Merchandising and Design majors,” he Trish Varn Mahaffey ’75/78, Director of admitted Vadala, who previously interned for commented. “They assist us in the showroom and Assemblyman John DiMaio. “But it was satisfying “Working for Rep. Garrett deepened my Internships and Experiential Programs. “Employers help with trade shows. I hope we are providing to tell them that their Congressman would hear and understanding of the American government and put a great deal of emphasis on this experience. them with some perspective on what the fashion represent their views.” provided me with hands-on experience working While it is true that an internship does not world is like; it is more than what they see on with constituents.” This knowledge is valuable, guarantee a job, it does open doors. Interns make For Michael Medley ’10, working for the New Project Runway.” she explained, because “I need to understand the connections and gain professional exposure.” York Giants was a dream come true — despite the people I represent.” Medley, who intends to pursue He remarked that he would recommend Centenary Centenary students are interning in a number Philadelphia native’s affinity for his hometown’s a career in sports management after graduation, is College students to colleagues looking to hire of fields, including finance (representative Eagles. “Working for a professional sports excited to “see what else is out there in my field.” interns, and added, “I would love to hire some of organization has been my goal, and it is so exciting these students when they graduate.” 16 The Centenarian The Centenarian 17 C CYCLOneS UPDATE Banner Year for Wrestling Putting Centenary on the Map Pictured right, Ryan Kearney ’10. First all-american With the College’s first All-American, an increasing number of teams emerging When Will Livingston ’11 captured a bronze medal as Conference contenders, plus academic accolades and new community service at the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships initiatives, the Cyclones are achieving new levels of excellence. on March 6, 2010, the Cyclones wrestler set two new milestones for the College. The third-place finish Reaching the nCaa goes down in the history books as the best win for a Statistical Rankings Centenary wrestler, and Livingston also became the first Best Record in Centenary Program history Cyclone to earn All-American status. 1,000-Point Milestones It was a year of firsts for Women’s Lacrosse. The team achieved the Cyclones Wrestling Head Coach John Garriques said the program, which is Two Men’s Cyclones Basketball players scored best record in Centenary program history, 13–1, and went on to ranked 27th in the nation, would continue to move forward. “Winners reap their 1,000th career point this season. Rob Urie ’11 postseason play by clinching the second seed in the Colonial States winners,” he told a local sports reporter. “It is definitely going to take us to reached the milestone on February 6, 2010, in a Athletic Conference (CSAC) and a first-round bye. A combination of the next level. It puts Centenary on the map.” Members of the Centenary Baseball, Softball and 102–89 victory against Baptist Bible College. Ryan veteran leadership from Megan Mars ’10, Kiti Ovaskainen ’10 Men’s Lacrosse teams are among the nation’s Kearney ’10 became the second Cyclone to reach and rising newcomers propelled the team to big wins this season. The Zeitler Wrestling the 1,000-point plateau, during the Colonial States leaders in the latest NCAA statistical rankings. In Facility Opens Baseball, Michael Fasano ’10 is third in Division Athletic Conference (CSAC) playoffs on February 22. Cyclones wrestlers used to spend III in on-base percentage, and also 13th in batting considerable time setting up mats average and 15th in slugging percentage. Mark in the Folkner Family Gymnasium DeMaio ’10 reached No. 17 in stolen bases and is Centenary golf Program grows for workouts and drills. Those ranked 18th in stolen bases per game. With 11 student-athletes on the Centenary Golf days are over. On January 29, roster for 2010, the team is the largest in program 2010, Centenary College held the Grand Opening Ceremony for the Zeitler Centenary Softball player Caitlin Veverka ’12 is ranked history. A combination of veterans and newcomers Wrestling Facility, a 5,000-square-foot addition to the John M. Reeves sixth in batting average and Cara Montferrat ’13 is accounted for more competitive finishes, including Student Recreation Center. No. 14 for home runs and stands at 25th for batting third place at the Centenary Quad Tournament average. Both players helped the team set the In addition to providing dedicated space for the Centenary’s NCAA and 14th in the Lebanon Valley College Spring program record for wins and moved the team into Division III Wrestling team, College officials say the new facility is a capital Tournament. the CSAC and ECAC championships. improvement that benefits all student-athletes. Conor Nolan ’13 ranks 12th in assists among Lady Cyclones “The Zeitler Wrestling Facility presents a tremendous benefit to the College,” Division III Men’s Lacrosse programs and 16th in head to Costa Rica said Director of Athletics Billie Jo Blackwell ’97/09, noting that since points per game. Jason Rieg ’10 is ranked 34th The Centenary Women’s Soccer team will be suiting the facility opened, more athletic teams can practice indoors and “trainers in both assists and points per game and fellow up in Costa Rica this summer on a nine-day and student-athletes can finish up by 10 p.m. instead of midnight.” The classmate Eddie Montalvo ’10 is in the top 100 excursion that includes training and three pre- Director of Athletics also believes the new facility sends a positive message Megan Mars ’10 for ground balls per game at No. 52. season contests as well as team bonding and to current and future student-athletes. “It shows that the College is moving helped her Cyclones community service. The student-athletes plan to visit forward and progressing,” she said. “It is a real selling point for prospective team advance academic honors a local orphanage where they will spend a day with student-athletes.” to postseason play this season. The Colonial States Athletic the children and donate items. Conference (CSAC) named 41 Centenary student-athletes to its roster of All-Academic Honorees for Fall 2009. Postseason honors The honorees, who needed a minimum Grade Point The Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) awarded postseason honors to three members of the Average (GPA) of 3.2 to qualify, represented nearly Women’s Basketball team for the second year in a row. Jen Vasta ’12 was named to the First Team, Kristen all of Centenary’s Fall athletic programs, including Camuso ’10 received Second Team honors and the CSAC named Nikki Van Tassel ’10 the team’s Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer, Women’s Volleyball Sportsmanship Award Recipient for the second time in a row. and Women’s Cross Country. Note: Statistics as of May 1, 2010. 18 The Centenarian The Centenarian 19 C CLaSS neWS AND NOTES Homecoming and Alumni Weekend Centenary welcomed alumni, friends and family members to Homecoming and Alumni Weekend, held at the College’s main campus in Hackettstown, N.J., on October 9–11, 2009. 2 5 7 8 12 1. More than 25 members of the Class of 1959 celebrated their 50th anniversary reunion. 2. Peggy Mansfield Wargo ’54 (left) and Dorothy “Doll” Spach Siegel ’59 (right) were thrilled to reconnect with classmates. 3. Vita Romanelli-Young ’78/80 (right), president of the Alumni Association Executive Board (AAEB), and her daughter, Kaitlin. 4. Virginia “Ginny” George Hook ’44 (left) and Stella Tarabicos Katsanos 3 ’44 (right). 5. John J. McNally sits for a caricature. 9 6. Lori Harris ’84 (left) and Carolyn Carter ’84 (right). 7. Tour of the Lackland Center. 8. Suzee Wallbank Rowland ’57 (left) and Gail Blank Dawson McNally ’57 (right) at the signing of Gail’s latest book, The Return. 9. The presentation of the Van Winkle Award. 10. Patricia Terhune Hoffman ’47 and husband, Ray Hoffman ’09 HA, a recipient of the Honorary Alumni Award in 2009. 11. Gail Bergenback Vigra ’57. 12. Linda Pierpont 1 ’79 (left) and Jane Morgan Van Horn ’79 (right). 4 6 10 11 how to Submit 1939 1943 birthday last September. Georgine will visit would love to hear from classmates and can once more with Dr. Connecticut and Summit, N.J., in August. be reached at: 2131 W. Lilac Lane, Mequon, Harold Garrity. She told news & notes Carol Olsen-Voorhees Georgine Hill Mendillo During the visit, she hopes to also stop by WI 53092 or HansonRuth@gmail.com. me she thanked God 40 Sergeantsville Road 222 Harbour Drive #212 Centenary College. Marcia Marie Weber every day for him. They The next Class News and Flemington, NJ 08822-1584 Naples, FL 34103-4071 Canavello is living in Cape Cod with her 1945 had a full life until she Notes Deadline is September 1. (908) 782-5373 (239) 649-4708 son and daughter-in-law. She is hoping to Barbara Wheatley Murray had a serious fall on firstname.lastname@example.org sell her house in Easton, Md., soon. 89 Kensington Road black ice a few years News and information can also Jane Schlegal Anderson moved from Florida to Lowell, Mass., after her hus- Bronxville, NY 10708-1406 back. Although in a Lois (Ginny) Barnes be submitted directly to the band, Bob, died, to be near her daughters. 1944 (914) 337-2134 wheelchair, Jean never Angell ’45 Jane’s address is 141 Johns St., Apt. 527, Virginia (Ginny) George Hook lost her enthusiasm Alumni Relations Office at Barbara Wheatley Murray writes: “The Lowell, MA, 01852. After several moves, 553 Rosemont Ringoes Road for life and still went out to play bridge. year 2009 marks the loss of three esteemed email@example.com. Clare “C.J.” Bartlett Maxwell now has P.O. Box 93 Pulmonary problems caused her demise classmates: Jean Stickel Garrity, Lois a “place to stay put” at 10219 Brookside Sergeantsville, NJ 08557-0093 finally last spring. I shall miss her phone (Ginny) Barnes Angell and Betty 1934 Drive, Sun City, AZ 85351. She recently (609) 397-0553 Barnes Noble. Jean was our freshman conversations. Our condolences to her published two children’s books. Marjorie beloved Harold and her family. Filomena DeSantis Virginia (Ginny) George Hook writes: class president. She was always ebullient, 89 Countryside Apts. Bldg. 10 Puppo Morgan, “a beautiful addition to “Dear fellow classmates — just wanted you warm and friendly to all. She was a large “Ginny was a very organized person with Hackettstown, NJ 07840-0162 the Class of 1943,” passed away in the fall to know that I am going to take over as the presence on our halls, emulating the ‘ener- plans for her life. She was engaged to marry Carol Olsen-Voorhees ’39 (left) and Helen of 2008. Connie Lucca Savage passed gizer bunny.’ She was enthusiastic about Doug Angell, her high school sweetheart. (908) 979-0021 Littell Alden ’39 (right) at Homecoming and 1944 class correspondent. I am honored to away on October 15, 2009, with her daugh- be a part of this class, we have shown great causes and dedicated to them. This she had She insisted he would come back from Alumni Weekend 2009. 1937 ter, Mimi, by her side. At the time of her support to Centenary College and I hope we learned from her father, George Stickel, a World War II and marry her. He did. She said Ruth Mortensen Houghton Holmes death, Connie was in a retirement home continue to do so as the College continues well-known New Jersey politician for whom they would have two children, a boy and Ocean View Hilltop Lodge #2E, Apt. L347 in Virginia and had been in the last stages to grow. Please feel free to contact me with the Stickel Bridge is named. Ever popular, a girl. They did. She said they would have 18 Blueberry Lane 1942 of Alzheimer’s. Georgine Hill Mendillo your Class Notes and updates! Look forward she had many suitors, happily settling on a farm. They did. She said someday they Falmouth, ME 04105 Edith Bolte Kutz writes: “This was so sad. She was one of to hearing from you soon.” Bob Thomas. They were married for many wanted to live in either California or Florida. 4561 Oaktree Court our brightest classmates and could even fly years and had two daughters who expand- They lived in retirement in Florida. Ginny was (207) 781-0999 Ruth Kammelhor Hanson shared a Delray Beach, FL 33445 a plane!” Georgine spent three months last ed their family. devoted to Doug and her children and so firstname.lastname@example.org Centenary memory featured in Centenary (561) 498-438 summer in Connecticut and Rhode Island; very proud of their accomplishments. the family celebrated husband Jack’s 90th Rewind that can be found on Page 22. She “After Bob’s death, Jean found happiness email@example.com 20 The Centenarian The Centenarian 21 C CLaSS neWS AND NOTES Centenary Rewind “Like Jean, I had attended Ginny’s wed- 1947 Doris Little Osterhoudt retired after 34 Margie Holmes Brown and husband changes at the College, from coeducation to ding, been present at her first dinner party Helen Eckhardt Sheehy years of teaching and is active in her church Ken continue to travel to many interesting new athletic facilities, a beautiful Equestrian From Reykjavik to Hackettstown and was impressed with her cooking. We and in Senior Olympics. She is chairperson places — Canada, Cape Cod, the Trapp Center and the new Lackland Center to be P.O. Box 987 In December 1942, Erna Oskarsdottir ’43 happened to cross paths on our first jobs, Amagansett, NY 11930-0987 of the Senior Advisory Committee in West Family Lodge in Vermont, Amsterdam, completed in 2010. and her sister, Dora Oskarsdottir, sailed from working across Wall Street from each other; (631) 267-8984 Milford, N.J., where she lives. Doris also Budapest, North Carolina and a cruise from She writes: “I believe all of us have received Reykjavik, Iceland, to the United States on a she as a secretary for the Seaman’s Bank, I firstname.lastname@example.org serves on the Republican County Committee Los Angeles to Hawaii. When at home, a request (Building Blocks for the Future) passenger ship accompanied first by American as a legal aide for a law firm. We had many and helps with senior entitlements. Evelyn Margie volunteers at the McLean Health to contribute for individual paving stones. and then British battleships. Their destination? lunches together and remained friends. She 1948 Dries Mathews and her husband recently Center, the Encore Club and plays bridge. My fellow classmates and I who attended Centenary College (then known as Centenary was a wonderful friend. In one of her last returned from Boston where they took sev- She wonders whether anyone has any infor- Homecoming are of the opinion that the Class Naoma (Mousie) Muller Morgenstein Junior College) in Hackettstown, N.J., where letters, she enclosed a picture of herself eral tours and met up with friends. Nancy mation about Gertie Lei. of 1954 should donate one stone in honor of 8027 San Vista Circle Erna and Dora’s father had arranged for the with Doug. She was dressed in a red pants Morrell McClatchie enjoys kayaking and Sue Sigmund Weidenhammer and hus- our class. Consider this: Carol Burgess and Naples, FL 34109-7177 young women to continue their education, safe suit and gold slippers. They looked very runs her late father’s insurance business band George enjoyed a 14-day cruise from her husband, David Lackland, have been very email@example.com from the war. happy. That’s how I will remember her. Our where her two sons and two grandsons San Diego to the Panama Canal, as well generous, so why not support their generos- (239) 591-0577 “[Erna and Dora] just showed up one day,” sympathy to her family and many friends. work. Florence Austermuhl Larson and as a vacation in Myrtle Beach. The couple ity, and set an example? For more information Jinny Knodel Waring and her extended her husband, Rob, celebrated their 60th recalled Ruth Kammelhor Hanson ’44, “Betty was the envy of many of us with her love Plantation Village in Wilmington, N.C. call Kathleen Ward at (908) 852-1400, ext. family enjoyed a wonderful cruise to Alaska. anniversary with family and friends. Their who chronicled the sisters’ stay in an article lovely slim figure and big smile. She took Sue quilts, sings in the chorus and tutors 2387. It was fun catching up with those that “The highlight was pulling in very close to pastor son, Bruce, just returned from an published in early 1943 in the Hackettstown part in many class activities and always children in English as a Second Language. did attend, and we all agreed that we should the Hubbard Glacier,” said Jinny, who lives in evangelistic crusade in Peru. Florence would Gazette. “Wealthy Icelanders sent their seemed ‘up.’ She and her roommate, Betty She recently underwent hand and arm sur- try to attend our 60th, assuming all of us are Milwaukee, Wis. Jane Young Holmsten like to hear from more “49ers.” daughters to Paris to study, but with World Hall Woodbury, formed a dynamic duo gery and had a nerve replaced in her elbow. still alive and kicking! That would make most and husband Bill sold their home in Florida War II, they began to come to the U.S.” and I will remember their dedicated enthusi- Jane Ayares Mangano writes: “Our first of us 80 years young!” asm and shining presence. Haircutting was and now reside in a retirement community in 1950 grandchild, Noah Anthony Mangano, was Despite the evening blackouts that were Connecticut. They have kept their Sagamore Any questions or suggestions you may have, not out of their talents. Betty was devoted Ann Messenger-Via born on April 7, 2009. Needless to say, we conducted regularly during the war years, the house on the Connecticut shore and enjoy please contact Lesley Field Dunbar at to animals and turned to doing beautiful 260 Chatham Road are extremely happy over this event.” She Oskarsdottir sisters did find a safe enclave at living close to daughter Holly (a Centenary 21 Robbins Road, Ayer, MA 01432, phone portraits of people’s dogs. They were lovely. Harwich, MA 02645-3365 also sings in a community college chorus, Centenary. They were however, quite homesick graduate), son-in-law Larry and two married (978) 772-9741 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. I remember going with Betty to Centenary’s (508) 432-1049 is an active gardener and has made many and told Ruth, who was nearly expelled for grandchildren. Marilyn Rudiger Bongard allowing her name to appear in a newspaper, horse stables. She was so interested and lives in Severna Park, Md., and keeps busy 1952 friends attending Barry Manilow concerts 1955 “We are very happy here, but, of course, we asked so many knowledgeable questions and fan conventions. with travel and get-togethers with Class of Carla Bloecher Derner Eleanor Rausch Greene are looking forward to the time we will see as to their training and care. She was warm Drusie Fox Jenkins, and husband Norm, ’48 Centenary friends. Jane Ryan Olson 70 Lincoln Ave. 2411 NE Pinecrest Lakes Blvd. Iceland again.” and sympathetic to my husband’s problems live in a life-care community in Hingham, moved into an assisted living community and Florham Park, NJ 07932 Jensen Beach, FL 34957-6648 with diabetes, a disorder she shared with Mass., and Chatham, Cape Cod. Drusie “There was a lot of excitement going on at that would enjoy hearing from her Centenary (973) 822-0652 (772) 334-8006 him. I’ll always recall her lively manner and and Joan Gosnell Birch meet up each time,” said Ruth, noting that class members friends. Her new address is: Jane Olson, email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org her friendship. Our thoughts go out to her summer as Joan, who lives in Pittsford, lost touch with Erna and Dora who eventually Atria Hamilton Heights Life Guidance, One Joyce Tietjen Barry and husband Bob large family and her dear husband. N.Y., visits family in Harwichport. On a sad returned to Iceland. Ruth, who worked as a Hamilton Heights Drive, West Hartford, CT 1953 were in Orlando, Fla. in November for a reporter at the Montclair Times the summer “Our class may have thinned, therefore it 06119. note, Drusie reports that Nancy Steele high school reunion and later joined Ellie is so important that we remain in touch, Drusie Fox Jenkins Scudder passed away in Connecticut. before her final year at Centenary, went on Marion Hartman Kempf and husband 208 Linden Ponds Way Apt. CL 601 Rausch Greene and husband Dick for to Upsala College in East Orange, N.J. and I’d love to hear from all of you. May 2010 She writes: “This is always difficult news Bob have a new address: 3001 Lititz Pike, Hingham, MA 02043 dinner in Jensen Beach. Ellie and Dick look completed an English degree. She worked for bring you renewal and happiness and good to hear, and yet feel I should pass it on to P.O. Box 5093, Lancaster, PA 17606-5093. (781) 740-1769 forward to the usual group of “in the telephone company for several years and health.” other classmates. Please continue sending The couple sold their home of many years email@example.com season” classmates; the couple also has fond memories of her brief literary career. me news of our Centenary ’53 friends — any attended the Centenary alumni luncheon 1946 and are delighted with their new apart- Ruth Wilcox Dotterer moved to a retire- time of year. I know we all look forward to in Vero Beach in March. Carol Guerber Centenarians who have any information ment. Lois Dalrymple Slater is very Dorothy Latchford Lota ment center in Iowa, and continues to spend receiving our copy of The Centenarian.” Messner and husband Bill became great- about the Oskarsdottir sisters, please contact active in her church and keeps in touch with 418 Boxcar Way her time on woodcarving. Her children live grandparents recently. firstname.lastname@example.org. her large family, grandchildren and many 1954 Valrico, FL 33594-6812 in Des Moines and Davenport, Iowa and friends. Fran MacKnight had been think- (813) 661-5032 Izmir, Turkey, where her daughter, Julie, and Gwen Kennedy Butz ing of selling her Hawthorne, N.J., home son-in-law are both teachers. Vangie Rob Westin Innisbrook Resort Wanda Ruehle Dellicker and her hus- but decided she loved her community and Sweltzer is in touch with many classmates 36750 U.S. Highway 19 North band of 61 years live in Cranberry Lakes, friends too much to make an out-of-state including Barb Ashworth LaMont who Palm Harbor, FL 34684 N.J. The couple has four children and 21 move. Betty Nilsen Halsted and hus- lives in Conyingham, Pa., and Mary Barto (727) 943-3772 grandchildren. Wanda’s daughter (also a band John retired to Betty’s family home in Hughes, who lives in Central Pennsylvania. email@example.com Centenary graduate) and husband are mis- Sunapee, N.H. Peggy Powell Hollis and Vangie recently learned that a recent cornea sionaries in China. Aloa Wagner DiFazzio husband Ray moved from Massachusetts to Claire Couch Bosee became a Bronze transplant failed and may undergo another is living in Gulf Village East, Fla. She has Arkansas and now reside in Newton, N.C., Life Master in bridge. Last summer, she procedure. Her classmates wish her good been a widow for four years and is using a where they remain active in church and local taught five classes of bridge a week in health. Carlotte Pugh Pearson moved wheelchair but enjoys Tai Chi and belongs affairs. Nantucket. Claire writes: “My 20 years from Indiana to Delaware, but was heading to a book club. Betty Campbell is still Betty Thole Scott and husband Bob teaching experience has served me well. Members of the Class of 1955 meet each winter at for India on Christmas Day to spend three living in northern New Jersey and Polly continue to enjoy their home on Osgood Now I have a new career!” Panama Hatties. Left to right: Ellie Rausch Greene From The Hack: Erna Oskarsdottir ’43 (left) and months with her son’s family. Gail Dodge Binder is also well. Dorothy Latchford Pond in the Adirondacks. “It is very rural Lesley Field Dunbar, along with eight ’55, Dick Greene, Joyce Tietjen Barry ’55, Bob Ruth Kammelhor Hanson ’44 (right). Williams Smith lives in a retirement home Barry, Bill Hepper and Evie Klebe Hepper ’55. Lota spent Thanksgiving in Wyckoff, here in the mountains and very quiet, in California, near her son, and keeps busy fellow graduates from the Class of 1954 — N.J., with her son’s family. She also has a especially in winter,” writes Betty. She with special events. Ruth Gaudino DuVall Mary Fennel Gerber, Peggy Mansfield grandson in Kentucky, a granddaughter in wishes classmates a “happy and peaceful lives on Long Island, but winters in Florida, Wargo, Patty Foulkes Smith, Joan Nancy Blumoehr Morse and husband North Georgia, a granddaughter who lives and healthy 2010.” where she sees Ginny Smillie Wilson Foulkes Seaman, Doris Stockman Ron celebrated their 50th wedding anniver- Do you have a story or moment from in Florida, and a great- grandson who cel- in North Palm Beach. Ginny recently saw Pooley, Carol Chainese Van Duyne, sary on May 18, 2008. They were remarried Centenary College history that you would like ebrated his first birthday on November 30. 1949 Nancy Cunningham Paris and husband, Shirley Gongwer Cochran and Carol at St. John’s Episcopal Church of Somerville, to share? Forward your submissions to editor Florence Austermuhl Larson Dan, as well as Ruth Gaudino Duvall Burgess Lackland — attended the 55th N.J. Following the ceremony, a reception Eric Strauss at firstname.lastname@example.org 5925 Poppy St. — the three friends reunite for lunch each class reunion during Homecoming and was held in the church hall for 100 friends for a future edition of The Centenarian. La Mesa, CA 91942 winter in Florida. Alumni Weekend. Leslie notes the many and family. (619) 469-7385 email@example.com 22 The Centenarian The Centenarian 23 C CLaSS neWS AND NOTES Connie Cunningham Bookbinder is in Haiti, survived the recent earthquake. Suzanne Engel Erie writes: “Earlier today Centenary Legacy organizing a trip to Europe for a Centenary Sandy Garrard Burdge writes: “On a I received the Memory Book for the Class of alumni group. Grace Davis had a hip sad note, Carol Comstock Meyers lost ’59. What a wonderful surprise ... I dropped Alumnae inspire Mother’s Day Fund replacement last August; her classmates her husband of 33 years, Harry, earlier this everything and sat down to thoroughly Among the many gifts Jill Morgenstein hope she is doing well. Gail Blank month. She still works as a secretary at her read and enjoy each photo and message! Ray, Ph.D., ’80 received from her mother, Dawson McNally read and signed church in Mahwah, N.J.” Thankfully, I remembered everyone and was Naoma Muller Morgenstein ’48, was a copies of her new book, The Return, at Gail Stitzer Burgess writes: “I am sad- amused at their activities and life stories. love and appreciation for Centenary College. Homecoming and Alumni Weekend. The dened to report that Sue Remington Needless to say, I now wish I had taken the novel has been warmly received and is time to share a few notes about my own “I really loved attending Centenary and Moritz’s sister, Linda Remington ’62, available on Amazon.com. Gail is also a memories. In retrospect, my Centenary edu- knowing that my mom had walked the same died a few months ago after a long battle new member of Centenary’s President’s cation was a stepping stone for many future halls,” recalled Jill, a research biologist who with cancer. Sue made several trips to Circle and attended her first meeting the endeavors and achievements, including a Molly Power Balzer ’61, Sue Fippin has studied critical diseases from breast Nancy Blumoehr Morse ’55 and family California to be with her and was there same weekend. Another new member of 35-year career as a medical secretary, PR Scattergood ’61, Betty Gilbert Murray ’61, cancer to the HPV virus. celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary. the last few weeks of Linda’s life. We will the President’s Circle is Gail Bergenback be seeing Sue and Bob in February and research associate and eventually a senior Gail Donovan ’61 and Nancy Willoughby That experience inspired Jill to honor Naoma Vigra, who attends her first meeting in the are looking forward to the time together.” executive assistant in the biotech industry. Charbonneau ’61 on vacation in North Carolina. by making a gift to the Centenary Fund. She spring. Suzee Wallbank Rowland will Gail is also in touch with Barbara Bloom Presently, I am not employed, but turning encourages other alumni to do the same serve as vice chair of the President’s Circle Young, and when Barbara LePori Parks 70 in January will not stop me from finding with the establishment of the Centenary 1956 this year. Suzee and husband Ellis cruised yet another venture. I am married (almost College Mother’s Day Fund. visits New Jersey, the three friends have Mary Jean Schofield Treon had a Phyllis Cotter Graf through the Panama Canal recently. This lunch together. 50 years), have a son and daughter and great time with her family over the holi- A Biology major at Centenary, Jill credits 46 Dennison Road is something the couple has wanted to do two wonderful granddaughters. My mother Susan Gordon Posner ’58, Edie Bolte days, including her 8-, 6- and 4-year-old Dr. Charles H. Dick, former President Essex, CT 06426-1351 ever since Suzee’s parents sailed through is 96 years old and I visit her almost every- Kutz ’42, Doris Meese ’50, Joy Riddell grandsons. “Each one got a different type of Centenary, and Biology Professor Dr. (860) 767-2328 the Canal many years ago. day since she is close by to our home in ’58 and Sandra Moody ’59 enjoyed the of scooter, the oldest a ripstick, like I knew Parrish for encouraging her to apply for firstname.lastname@example.org Concord, Mass., where we have lived for Alice “Baynes” MacLea Hobbs writes: magnificent gardens at the popular Delray what that was! John and I are doing well and receive a full scholarship at Boston Dagny Blom Kalinowski and husband “Always good to hear from everyone; the past 40 years.” and spent New Year’s on Long Beach Sundy House last September. Joy writes: University. “Centenary gave me a great, Dick are enjoying golf, tennis and life in please send me news and pictures for the “We laughed, we ate, we drank the cham- Doll Spach Siegel reports that 30 alum- Island.” Debbie Sisbower Lingwood gradual introduction into adulthood,” said Jill, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Libby Kelly Spivey next issue. Also, pass the word around: pagne, we told Centenary stories, we ate, nae attended the Class of 1959 reunion last writes that she and husband Elden are still who was active in student government and and husband Dick enjoy visits with their Centenary Class of 1957 has yet to be we drank the champagne and we laughed October 10, 2009. She writes: “We all had a able to keep up with the seasonal chores served as a resident assistant. grandchildren, Kayleigh, a junior in college, beaten by other classes as they celebrate some more. We decided it was too much wonderful time at our 50th reunion celebra- required to live in beautiful Maine. Elden Lauren, age 15, Alexa, age 16, and Westin, Naoma was delighted her daughter chose their 50th reunions in both attendance and fun not to share with other Centenary alums tion! Classmates traveled from all over the continues to do volunteer work at Camp age 13. Sally Roy Boulanger and Centenary. “There had been so many giving. We have a GREAT class!” in our area. Come on, you Centenary ladies country to be with us! I hope we can get Sunshine, is involved with local lake qual- husband Bob enjoy winters at their home changes on the campus that at first it was in South Florida; let’s get together for a bite, together again soon.” ity programs and both are active in their in Ft. Myers, Fla., and summer in their New 1958 a sip and a laugh. Call Joy at (954) 784-4878 church. Mary Nash spent a couple of hard to realize that it was ‘my’ college, but Hampshire home. Their eldest grandson, Gail Stitzer Burgess or email@example.com.” 1960 weeks in Maine in August, attended her the warmth was still there. I was most happy Ethan, began St. Lawrence University last to see the growth that our daughter was 2243 Callaway Drive Gail Sylvester Longstreth Class of ’59 50th reunion and in September, fall and plays varsity baseball. Sally and Bob experiencing, as I know I had.” The Villages, FL 32162 239 Halemaumau Street welcomed grandson number 6, Oscar. She are delighted, since the team’s spring train- (352) 750-1371 Honolulu, HI 96821-2055 writes, “Grandson Cameron, a golf buddy of After graduating from Boston University, Jill ing is in Ft. Myers. Ann Titzell Hammond DONGAIL10@comcast.net (808) 373-4490 mine, won his first golf tournament with a went on to graduate school at University is doing well in New London, N.H., and C. Joy Riddell firstname.lastname@example.org better score for nine holes than Grandma... of Virginia and completed post-doctoral received holiday visits from grandchildren 101 East McNab Road #210 and he is only 10! Most of all, I am lovin’ work at Stanford University and the National Henry, age 12 1/2, and Megan, age 10. Pompano Beach, FL 33060-9278 1961 retirement!” Institute of Health. She is currently Senior Last summer, “Squidge” and family rented a (954) 781-9315 Joyce Fierro Velzy Manager, Manufacturing Sciences and Five old friends from DuBois Hall reunited lovely place overlooking Buzzards Bay and email@example.com 1253 NW Bentley Circle Apt. A Life Technologies, a biotechnology firm in in October at Sue Fippin Scattergood’s hope to do the same this year. Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 northern California. vacation home at Holden Beach, N.C. Beverly Tideman McMullin and hus- Cynthia Erickson Hellerman still man- (772) 873-9008 The Mother’s Day Fund provides support Molly Power Balzer arrived from North band Bob live on a farm in Moretown, Vt. ages to get around despite needing a 129 Stanwood Rd to students whose circumstances have Vancouver, Canada; Gail Donovan They spent the holidays with their son Bob, walker at times. She and her husband plan Mt. Kisco, NY 10549 changed and are faced with the possibility of came from Davison, Mich.; Betty Gilbert Radima and Galya (Radima’s daughter) to visit Wisconsin, Minnesota and North (914) 666-5328 not being able to finish college. Susan Gordon Posner ’58, Edie Bolte Kutz ’42, Murray drove from Annandale, N.J.; and from Kazakhstan, and son Bill, who has a Dakota this year. If the couple visits New firstname.lastname@example.org Doris Meese ’50, Joy Riddell ’58 and Sandra Nancy Willoughby Charbonneau came “My mom and I shared countless wonderful successful business training and showing Mexico and Hawaii, they will have com- Moody ’59 at the Sundy House in Delray Beach, Fl. Jane Widden Ostheimer lives in from Destin, Fla. Molly’s husband, George, memories throughout my childhood that I dressage horses. Phyllis Cotter Graf pleted visits to all 50 states. Helen Geyser Massachusetts where her grandchildren, volunteered at the opening and closing will cherish forever,” added Jill. “Even though and husband, George, are busy with travel, Funnell and husband Neil spent Christmas ages 5, 3 and 1, keep her busy. She is very ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in I was enrolled 30 sailing on Manhasset Bay and tennis. The with their family in Park City, Utah. The happy to have her family close by. Susie February, hosted by Vancouver, B.C. Molly years after her, I feel couple also enjoyed a wonderful Penn/ couple also celebrated their 50th anniver- 1959 Pederson Lamberti writes: “I enjoy read- also traveled to Anna Maria Island, Fla., fortunate that we Brown football weekend in Providence with sary in 2009. Helen also joined a group of Thais McAleece Haines ing news from our classmates. Up until this in April, a trip that has become an annual share this common Beverly, Bob and a number of other old Centenary alumni from the Hilton Head area 1950 Hovsons Blvd. past year, Bobbi Bidwell Gallagher and event for her. experience.” friends. Phyllis writes: “Bev, myself and hus- for a luncheon at Wexford Country Club. Debra Albanese HA ’04 from the Office Toms River, NJ 08753-1519 her husband used to come East each year Last May, Missy Keely Bell, Joyce bands thoroughly enjoyed our Manhasset (732) 255-2772 and we would have a “mini-reunion” lunch of Strategic Advancement spoke to the Fierro Velzy and two other classmates High School 55th Reunion in early October. email@example.com in New Jersey. They didn’t make it this past group and reported on the progress of the organized their 50th high school reunion. Hope to hear from more classmates, for the year and I really missed seeing her.” Susie David and Carol Lackland Center. Addie Doll Spach Siegel Joyce’s husband, Bob, had eye surgery in next The Centenarian.” and her husband, Ralph, took the whole Russell Novaco and husband Stan cel- 10 Hartley Farms Road mid-May and in June one of their sons was family (14!) on a Disney cruise last August. married. Joyce writes: “Unfortunately, there 1957 ebrated their 50th anniversary with a won- Morristown, NJ 07960-7045 She still rides her horse several times a derful cruise on Freedom of the Seas with (973) 236-9669 were complications with the surgery (not Jill Morgenstein Ray, Alice “Baynes” MacLea Hobbs week and plays golf when she can. Susie the wedding) and we stayed in New York Ph.D., ’80 (above); her 2814 Canyon Creek Drive their daughter, son and families. Ann Hufnagel Rafferty serves as Chairperson of the Northfield longer than expected and were unable to mother Naoma Muller San Angelo, TX 76904-7004 Patricia Robinson Crowdis and hus- 249 Long Lane Bank Foundation and serves on the bank’s Morgenstein ’48 connect with Jan Foster Underhill and (325) 944-3017 band Larry were relieved to learn that Upper Darby, PA 19082-4020 Board of Directors. (right). her husband, Peter, on their annual trip to firstname.lastname@example.org daughter Kelly, who is a veterinarian serv- (610) 352-9516 Florida.” ing with the Christian Veterinary Mission email@example.com 24 The Centenarian The Centenarian 25 C CLaSS neWS AND NOTES Joyce also adds: “Many of you wrote about Class acts attending your 50th high school reunion in 1974 1981 1986 Centenary welcomes its first 2009, which means our 50th reunion from Valerie Coleman Moore Jennifer Brown MacKenzie Laura Vitale Gambino Athletic Hall of Famers Centenary (that certainly must be a mis- 6 Meyer Pl. #2 2 Birchwood Court 368 North Road Pompton Plains, NJ 07444-1804 Middlesex, NJ 08846-2073 Chester, NJ 07930-2327 Centenary College marked the 20th take!) will take place in 2011. Why not start (973) 839-0148 (732) 469-8808 (home) (908) 879-9885 anniversary of coeducation and the genesis thinking now about getting in touch and firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com of its robust NCAA Division III athletic making plans with classmates to attend that milestone in our lives?“ 1987 program with the induction of the inaugural 1975 1982 Anne Siebecker Athletic Hall of Fame class on January 30, 1963 Tracy Toole Shikada 5 Foxholl Lane 2010. The inaugural class included the Ellyn Minor late Catello “Cardy” Gemma, former Men’s Janice Babcock Johnson 47 Aubrey Road 9557 Baycliff Court Ringwood, NJ 07456 Orlando, FL 32836-5758 (973) 962-6118 Basketball coach and Director of Athletics, 312 Fiedler Road Linda Klebe Larsen ’68 and family. Montclair, NJ 07043 and the 1995 Men’s Soccer team. Maple Glen, PA 19002-2714 (973) 744-7763 (407) 876-8671 firstname.lastname@example.org (215) 628-3642 email@example.com Lori Post Kelly Thirteen members, including coaches firstname.lastname@example.org 1983 40 Scott Drive and former student-athletes from the 1976 Erica Hontz Hoffman Hillsborough, NJ 08844 1995 championship team, attended the 1964 Debra Ray Botbyl Dobbs 568 South Chiques Road (908) 281-9103 ceremony, as well as Gemma’s family Carolyn James Harbourt email@example.com members. “This was the first time I had 113 Maybrook Road Mannheim, PA 17545 661 Hillcrest Blvd. been back to Centenary,” remarked Jean Campbell Hall, NY 10916 (717) 898-8452 Phillipsburg, NJ 08865-1444 (845) 427-5797 firstname.lastname@example.org 1988 LaForest ’97, a former student-athlete (908) 454-8979 Lisa Marinelli Winger on a squad of 17 that achieved the best email@example.com Erica Hontz Hoffman will soon test for firstname.lastname@example.org 7 Edison Road record in the history of Centenary soccer. her first-degree black belt in Taekwondo. Laurie Kulp Gerhart 1977 She is active with church and College- Stewartsville, NJ 08886 A small-business owner from Palm Coast, (908) 859-2441 Fla., and father of three, Jean said the team 17806 Sorrel Ridge Ellyn Minor related activities including the Chancel Choir, email@example.com was honored to be a part of the inaugural Spring, TX 77388 47 Aubrey Road Contemporary Worship team, Adult Choir, Athletic Hall of Fame Class. L to R: Jean Anderson Webb ’68, Jack Montclair, NJ 07043 Board of Christian Ed and Youth Task Force. Lynn Richardson Mancil and husband 1965 Farrington, Susan Dunlap Damos ’68 and (973) 744-7763 At Centenary, she is a member of the Alumni Jim recently celebrated their 15th wedding The 1995 Men’s Soccer team finished the Claire Kilpatrick Michlovitz Michelle Damos White. firstname.lastname@example.org anniversary. Rhonda Rudy Brouse and season with a record of 17–3–1; the 17 Association Executive Board and President’s 47 S. Curtisville Road husband Eric are married 20 years. The victories remains the highest single-season Marion Doyle and some friends visited Circle. Erica writes: “After nearly 23 years Concord, NH 03301 win total in program history. The squad email@example.com 1969 Nancy Willis Hueber and husband Rob with the local independent telephone com- couple has two children, Autumn, who will also captured the National Small College at their home in the Outer Banks, N.C. While pany, I am back on the job market. Not sure attend Lock Haven University for a degree Elizabeth Braun Andreini Athletic Association Championship that in “OBX,” the group decided to pursue their what the future will hold, but I’m checking in Biology/Marine Biology, and son Ryan, 1966 825 Ketch Drive #301 thirst for knowledge by taking a wine tast- out a few job offers and looking into the pos- who is in the third grade. Lisa Marinelli year, beating Michigan Christian College in Judith Loveman Noonan Naples, FL 34108-4183 a nail-biter that ended with a 3–1 victory. ing class at the Wine University of the Outer sibility of opening my own business. Jim and Winger is employed with the Warren Hill 24 River Glen Road (239‚ 262-3837 “It was a shock for us to be recognized in Banks. The group reports: “We had a lot of I also returned in December for the ’Tis the School District in Washington, N.J. She Wellesley, MA 02181-1640 firstname.lastname@example.org this way,” said Jean, who remains an avid fun and actually learned a few things about Season celebration (2009 was the 14th sea- writes: “I will be married 10 years this (781) 237-1483 son) to play handbells and pull together an September. Our son, Brandon, is 12 years soccer player in an over-30 league. “There email@example.com 1970 wine and how to pair it with different foods. old and is active in sports. Hope all is well are a lot of great teams that played for We were all successful in our graduation.” impromptu handbell choir from the student Melinda Lord Martin population that Rev. Dave Jones calls ‘The with everyone. I would like to hear from the school. Hopefully more teams will be 1967 85 Windsor Road 1978 Miracle Handbell Choir.’ Hoping life is treating more classmates for the next time.” recognized in the future.” Barbara Leighton Faulkner Kensington, CT 06037 all of you well. Please send me any informa- (860) 225-0461 Nanci Marks Oakley “The Hall of Fame program is going to 6761 Pheasants Ridge 2718 Plymouth Drive tion of create an account on the College grow,” said Billie Jo Blackwell ’97/09, firstname.lastname@example.org Hudson, OH 44236-3265 Easton, PA 18045 website and post notes directly. I am looking 1989 Director of Athletics. Nominations for (330) 653-6826 forward to hearing about your activities.” email@example.com 1971 (610) 258-3737 Correspondent Position Open the Athletics Hall of Fame are valid firstname.lastname@example.org for five years and the Department of Carol Swenson Tanzola 1984 Sheila Zelskowski wrote from Iraq: “Hi Athletics is accepting nominations for the 1968 3009 Trout Run Road 1979 Mary Sue Wines Lamb everyone. Well, R&R was better than I could 2011 class. For further information, visit Linda Klebe Larsen York, PA 17402-8952 9 Strathmore Road have dreamed. All the studying of Ancient Susan Van Schelven Fischer centenarycollege.edu/athletics. 15214 Brier Creek Drive (717) 755-3172 Freehold, NJ 07728-0061 Egypt does not compare to actually standing email@example.com 43 Princeton Ave. inside the Great Pyramid. Yes, we climbed Haymarket, VA 20169 Midland Park, NJ 07432 (732) 294-0061 (703) 753-6462 firstname.lastname@example.org the 82 meters up and in to the heart of the email@example.com 1972 (201) 670-6735 pyramid. That was a religious experience for firstname.lastname@example.org Katherine Godlewsky Bill me; I still get goose bumps thinking about it. Karen Clark Blane Jean Anderson Webb 1885 Penshurst Drive 74 Harmony Station Road We saw 10 of the 14 temples along the Nile, 6559 Jay Miller Drive Collierville, TN 38017-9107 1980 Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 by my rough count. Cairo traffic was insane; Falls Church, VA 22041-1134 (901) 854-4779 Miriam Santowasso Cash (908) 859-6585 the Antiquities Museum is a warehouse of (703)354-1725 1731 Clock Tower Drive treasures! I have way too many pictures, and email@example.com 1973 West Chester, PA 19380-6473 1985 will post a few up on Flickr as I can, and Susan Dunlap Damos’ daughter, Gayle Manning Brown (610) 692-0103 Denise Sabasko Ciesla save the rest for when we come home. We Michelle, married last June in Denver, Colo. 9502 Liberty Tree Lane firstname.lastname@example.org 6 Darby Circle West are back on our FOB, back to the daily rou- Susan and Michelle were so pleased to Vienna, VA 22182-3405 Mount Holly, NJ 08060-3269 tine. It is good to be back, experiencing the Miriam Santowasso Cash hosted an (609) 261-7288 have Jean Anderson Webb and hus- (703) 938-4169 alumni event at her home in West Chester, wind-down months of our deployment. 2010 band Don in attendance, as well as Nancy email@example.com will be here soon, heralding our return!” See Cynthia Johnson Dodd Pa. See Page 30. Farrington Novak’s older brother, Jack, story on Page 14. and his wife, Marilyn. 704 Burning Tree Circle Salisbury, MD 21801-7002 (410) 543-1483 Director of Athletics Billie Jo Blackwell ’97/09 firstname.lastname@example.org and Hall of Fame inductee Jean LaForest ’97. 26 The Centenarian The Centenarian 27 C CLaSS neWS AND NOTES Centenary Milestone 1990 1999 an e-mail, email@example.com, Centenary Connections and share your growth with us; we grow Class of 1989 celebrates Anna Guzzi Camooso Laura A. Orbine and learn from each other. I like to leave Alumni form Art Society Barbara-Jayne Lewthwaite 1715 Marconi Road (908) 996-7196 you with a ‘Thought for Today’ by Lerwill When a group of Fine Arts graduates reunited for a holiday Denise Gruber Cook ’89 had two very Wall, NJ 07719-3919 132 Tumble Idell Road Christian Andersen: ‘Tread softly, and be dinner in 2007, they realized something was missing — good reasons for attending Homecoming and (732) 280-9072 Frenchtown, NJ 08825 ye slow to wrath, Ye may not chance again mainly the feedback and support they gave one another as Alumni Weekend 2009. Denise, along with firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com upon this path ... A smile, a kindly deed, a undergraduates. “Each of us were working in a vacuum on many of her classmates, celebrated their 20th friendly clasp of hand; Let these bespeak our art without input from one another,” explained Lindsey class reunion and congratulated one of their 1991 2000 thy love of fellowman.’” Winkler ’07. favorite professors and mentors, Dr. Barbara- Justine Steinfeld-Mahon Coleen Trentacosta 131 Bluebird Drive, Unit 4A (908) 276-5613 Shortly afterward, the Centenary College Alumni Art Society Jayne Lewthwaite, who became President of was born and six alumni artists began painting together in the Centenary College last May. Hillsborough, NJ 08844 215 N. 22nd St. (908) 874-5046 Kenilworth, NJ 07033 College’s art studios. According to Lindsey, who serves as Allison Doatch ’07 “She is a phenomenal person,” said Donna Jm1991cc@yahoo.com Yingyang252000@yahoo.com co-chair of the group, the regular painting sessions created a Anderson Furda ’89, who recalled tak- forum for “an exchange of ideas and constructive criticism that helps your art along.” ing an exam at Dr. Lewthwaite’s dining room 1992 2001 Since forming two years ago, the Alumni Art Society has organized three group exhibitions table as an undergraduate. “I was taking too including the “Viewer’s Choice” Art Alumni Awards Exhibition that was shown at Centenary Kristen McKitish Julia Kimball many classes and she offered to pick me up at College last winter. The works presented impressed many, including the graduates’ former 10 Quail Run 23 Bayberry Lane school and feed me dinner. She was that car- Professor of Fine Arts, Carol Yoshimine. Hackettstown, NJ 07840 South Burlington, VT 05403 ing and that willing to help out to not only be (908) 240-6837 (802) 310-7091 Harmony Summerdawn Rose ’03 “These alumni have been particularly devoted to Centenary College and to each other,” said your professor, but your friend.” firstname.lastname@example.org (802) 951-1646 and Jeremy Leigh Rush were married Professor Yoshimine. “They are doing some remarkable work, while balancing the rigors of Kim Feinberg DiBuono ’89 said the guid- email@example.com on August 29, 2009. personal and professional responsibilities. I ance and positive energy Dr. Lewthwaite 1994 am particularly impressed with their growth, offered as a member of the Business 2002 2004 maturity and artistic development.” Department influenced her own decision to Michelle Brennan Abbate 5 Windy Bush Lane Megan Kriger Baillie Natasha “Tasha” McMaster major in the subject “Her strength and honesty Members say they are committed to Sparta, NJ 07871 2323 168th St. P.O. Box 87 make her a great leader,” said Kim. “You look at presenting the art exhibition annually and (973) 729-8107 Surrey, BC V35 0A7 Allamuchy, NJ 07820 her and think, ‘I want to be like that.’” hope to see more Fine Arts alumni participate. firstname.lastname@example.org (604) 522-3024 (908) 208-6729 “We all inspire each other and motivate each Many who attended Homecoming and Alumni email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org other,” said Alumni Art Society Co-Chair Weekend believe the new President’s long ten- 1995 Jenelle Woodrup Donco Tolomanoski ’07, who is completing ure as a professor, administrator and academic Heather Bush Loven P.O. Box 2606 internships at Maggie Norris Couture and leader will serve her well. “She has a lot of (973) 398-0691 Clifton, NJ 07015 2005 Paul & Shark USA, Inc. “We are all friends insight into the College and all of the changes it 216 Carentan Road email@example.com that graduated together and still have has experienced,” noted Denise. “We now have Jillian D’Alessio Alumni Art Society members (left to right): Allison Hopatcong, NJ 07843-1801 Christopher Linne has been named the 418 W. Washington St. Doatch ’07, Lindsey Winkler ’07, Alissa conversations and talk about everything that a lot of established alumni and a stellar athlet- firstname.lastname@example.org pertains to art.” ics program. Yet even with these improvements, Criminal Justice program coordinator at Slatington, PA 18080 Walgren ’09, Donco Tolomanoski ’07, Jessica the College never lost sight of academics.” Monique Grimme Centenary College. (908) 727-3266 Keeler Doerrer ’93 and Maureen Zeglen ’07. (908) 328-2376 Jillybeans82@yahoo.com Alumni who knew Dr. Lewthwaite as a teacher 507 Rt 46 Suite A Kathleen “Kat“ Tirrell Ernst gave birth Discover Ireland and mentor say her new leadership role Belvidere, NJ 07823 has even inspired them to give back, said to Audrey Elizabeth after spending most email@example.com of June 13 in labor at the Edward W. Seay Anna Guzzi Camooso ’90: “Just as [Dr. Lewthwaite] helped us to succeed, we want to Administration Building. continue helping her succeed.” 1996 Centenary College Alumni Tour Jennifer Cassini (908) 637-8658 194 Free Union Road September 15–24, 2010 Great Meadows, NJ 07838-2333 Christopher Linne ’02 firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline: 1997 2003 June 30 Margaret “Peggy” Gibbs Guay Frances Hoare Licciardiello (508) 398-2505 935 Anderson Road 844 Rt. 28 Apt. 5A Port Murray, NJ 07865 Kathleen “Kat” Tirrell Ernst South Yarmouth, MA 02664-5264 (908) 835-0451 and Audrey Elizabeth Ernst. email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 1998 Jeffrey Carter is the director of the Master 2006 of Leadership and Public Administration Alicia Miller Merrilee McMurray program at Centenary College. Frances First row: Denise Gruber Cook ’89, Barbara 2413 Bridgetown Circle 5 Red Maple Road Discover the Emerald Isle on a special 10 day/9 night exploration of some Hoare Licciardiello writes: “Dear fel- New Egypt, NJ 08533 Ciccone-Sisco ’89 and Renee Holmes Prevot Sparks, NV 89436 low classmates ... We’re starting a new of Ireland’s most fascinating sites including Galway, Killarney and Dublin. ’87. Second row: Donna Anderson Furda ’89 (775) 626-2639 (609) 758-0664 and Tracey Casale Olivieri ’89. Third row: Kim year, a new decade, with a new president email@example.com Enjoy breathtaking destinations and historical locations. firstname.lastname@example.org of Centenary College: Dr. Barbara-Jayne Feinberg DiBuono ’89, Anna Guzzi-Camooso Well wishes for a Happy New Year to all ’90, Jaclyn Hvizdak Honer ’89 and Carlene Lewthwaite. Everything is brand new ahead For further details, including reservations and pricing, please contact of us so that means the skies are blue and from the class of 2006. Alicia Miller asks Meixner Schiavo ’89. For more about Dr. Director of Alumni Relations Deana Cynar at email@example.com Lewthwaite, see Pages 1–3. the flowers are beautiful. What will we if anyone has any news, please e-mail her. accomplish in the next 10 years? Set your or call (908) 852-1400, ext. 2250. goals high and go with the wind. Drop me 2007 – 2010 Correspondent Positions Open The Centenarian 28 The Centenarian The Centenarian 29 C CLaSS neWS AND NOTES Our prayers and condolences are with the family and friends of the following: Class of 1960: 50th anniversary Reunion Lois V. Barnes Angell ’45 6/21/09 In Memoriam Edith A. Bogert Blackwell ’43 1/27/09 Leaving a Legacy Martha S. Darling Save the Date: Brennesholtz ’33 7/29/09 Music lover. Devoted daughter and wife. Proud Eleanor C. Raynor Burns ’33 7/15/09 alumna of Centenary College is how many remember Yvonne B. Folkner Canfield ’55 1/17/10 October 8 –10, 2010 Yvonne B. Folkner Canfield ’55, who passed away peacefully on January 17, 2010, at the age of 74. Jayne Olmsted Christie ’68 Rick M. Clendaniel ’92 12/23/08 7/15/09 Suzanne M. Depeppo ’96 12/22/09 Born on November 4, 1935 in Easton, Pa., Yvonne was Homecoming and Alumni Weekend the daughter of the late Frank J. and Thelma Creveling Elizabeth Rose Dirkes ’50 Jean M. Botkin Duncan ’54 3/6/10 9/23/09 Folkner and the wife of the late Robert C. Canfield. Sarah Adams Ellis ’48 9/25/05 Class years ending in ’0 and ’5 are She lived most of her life in Buttzville, N.J., serving as a Edna T. Thomson Eyre ’40 6/3/09 Yvonne Folkner Canfield ’55 celebrating reunions postal clerk at the Buttzville Post Office and an organist at the Buttzville United Methodist Church. An active participant in community life, Patricia J. Schisler Felcin ’76 7/15/09 Nancy K. Kinder Forker ’57 6/20/09 Yvonne was a member of the Peggy Warne Chapter of the Daughters of the American Judy Smith Gallagher ’55 Visit the new David and Carol Lackland Center Revolution and taught piano to many students in the area. Jean E. Stickel Garrity ’45 12/4/08 4/29/09 plus Campus Tours • Theater • Golf Outing At Centenary College, Yvonne’s legacy will be felt by generations of Centenarians to Joanne Ferry Gates ’87 HA 2/25/10 • Alumni Brunch and more! come. In 2005, the alumna and her mother, Thelma C. Folkner, directed a major gift Mary Dryfoos Goldsmith ’42 Jane G. Towers Gowing ’48 1/12/09 9/17/09 to The Campaign for Centenary College that made the Folkner Family Gymnasium in Jean W. Whitney Groo ’42 5/17/09 the John M. Reeves Student Recreation Center possible. The Folkners’ generosity For further information, visit alumni.centenarycollege.edu. Edith V. Smith Hays ’44 8/27/09 has increased the quality of NCAA Division III athletics at Centenary College and Helen P. Huntley Hedden ’55 7/27/09 provided a venue for a host of major events, from January Commencement to the Adele B. Barthold Kaczynski ’53 10/7/09 President’s Ball. On the Road with Centenary College Arlene H. Hale Kay ’58 1/13/10 A constant companion to her mother, Yvonne credited Thelma for her tenacity and Ruth Ann Stamato Kilpatrick ’79 3/9/10 unconditional support. During her senior year at Centenary, Yvonne fell ill and returned Mary E. Minster Littleton ’49 2/2/10 Alumni had the opportunity to meet Centenary to Buttzville to recuperate. With Thelma’s help, she recovered and was able to Jan Van Sickle Matthews ’43 4/7/09 College’s new president, Dr. Barbara-Jayne graduate with the Class of 1955. Elizabeth C. Hall McGoldrick ’51 2/1/10 Lewthwaite, and learn all about the progress Jane Salkind McLaughlin ’56 5/4/09 Cousins Sheila Creveling and Helen Marie Creveling survive Yvonne. Victoria J. Brouwer McNeil ’54 6/24/09 of their alma mater at regional events held Joanne Ferry Gates ’87 HA, a former member of the Board of Trustees at Edna Avera Murdock ’52 8/7/09 in Washington, D.C., West Chester, Pa., Centenary College, passed away on February 25, 2010. Gates served as a Trustee Elizabeth C. Barnes Noble ’45 12/16/09 and Florida during early 2010. from 1968 to 1986. She was the third member of her family to serve on the Centenary Doris Perkins Read ’39 3/19/10 board, following her father, Joseph R. Ferry, a Trustee from 1948 to 1976, and her Evelyn Gilbert Reed ’64 1/27/09 grandfather, George J. Ferry, one of the College’s founding fathers and a Trustee Linda Remington ’62 7/12/09 from 1872 to 1911. A gift from her family funds the annual Gates-Ferry Distinguished Clare T. Tully Rosamond ’57 8/5/09 Visiting Lectureship. Ann L. Landis Russell ’55 5/28/09 Linda J. Ryan ’97 1/4/10 A graduate of Connecticut College, Gates married Richard Gates in 1946, raised a Diane S. Mellon Sauereisen ’57 1/19/09 family and then returned to Saint Joseph’s College in West Hartford, Conn., to earn Nancy L. Steele Scudder ’53 7/8/09 Vero Beach, Fl.: (left to right) Dorothy “Doll” Spach Siegel a master’s degree in counseling. An active volunteer with a number of worthwhile Nancy J. Strouse Smith ’47 6/3/09 ’59, Orin R. Smith ’91 HA, Mrs. Arthur Van organizations, Centenary awarded Gates an honorary doctorate degree in 1987. She Winkle ’08 HA, hostess of the Boca Raton event, Evelyn J. Binder Stackhouse ’56 10/15/09 Nancy “Nan” Briwa Veeder ’46 and Meredith Washington, D.C.: was also named one of the College’s first 125 Distinguished Alumni in 1992. U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance ’01 HA (left), Alice Altheimer Strauss ’52 2/8/10 “Med” Post Van Pelt ’32. a former College Trustee, hosted an alumni Sally Amidon Taylor ’52 9/24/09 reception at the Capitol Visitors Center in In addition to her husband of 64 years, Gates is survived by Pamela Gates Washington, D.C., on February 3, 2010. Charlotte “Carol” Chianese West Chester, Pa.: Alumna Miriam Santowasso Wright ’69, as well as three other daughters, Suzanne Gates, Cynthia Gates Grosch, Cash ’80 (front row, fourth from the left) hosted an alumni He is pictured with College President Dr. Van Duyne ’54 2/20/10 reception in her home on February 4, 2010. Barbara-Jayne Lewthwaite. and Rebecca Gates Thomas, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Joan Sherry Vliet ’48 2/16/09 30 The Centenarian The Centenarian 31 C The LaST WORD CENTENARY COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES by, interested in purchasing the home. Red had to get back to his wife and that was the last we saw Charitable Gift annuities Arden Davis Melick ’60/01 HA Chairman of him. When I moved here, I went back to the A charitable gift annuity is a simple contract between you and Centenary College that offers a tax-advantaged way to provide for income during retirement. Kenneth L. Hahn area to try and find him, but the house had been 1st Vice Chairman In the future, your gift provides support for Centenary’s mission. demolished. To this day, I can still see Red in that Norman Worth rocking chair. Benefits Gift Annuity Rates 2nd Vice Chairman • Steady, guaranteed lifetime Income rates are based on your age or payments, backed by the assets the age(s) of your beneficiary(ies) when Lucinda Thomas Embersits ’59 When we left Louisiana, I was so sad. There were Secretary of the College quarterly payments begin. Effective so many people who needed help and it felt like I • Charitable income tax deduction July 1, 2010. Alan J. Shaw was abandoning them in their time of need. After • Avoidance of capital gains tax Treasurer • Savings on gift and estate taxes graduating from Centenary in May 2006, I returned • Future support for Centenary Donor makes a …and annuity* Ellen Banks ’93 gift today at begins immediately with my daughter and her two friends to volunteer College current age(s)… at this rate: The Hon. Howard Burrell through the United Methodist Committee on Relief. 65 5.5 Guidelines 70 5.8 Stanley Caine The one week we planned became two weeks. • Minimum gift of $5,000 75 6.4 Then I began bringing groups down to help with • Payments can begin at age 65 80 7.2 Margot Nelson Carey ’55 Coming home to Louisiana or later 85 8.1 reconstruction through a Habitat for Humanity affiliate. Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar • Can be funded with cash * based on rates approved by the American By Julie house ’06 or securities Council on Gift Annuities. Tilly-Jo Emerson “What kept What kept bringing me back? I thought the people I went to Louisiana in 2006 as part of the first in Louisiana had been forgotten. And I grew so Request a Personal Gift Illustration. Please contact us at (908) 852-1400, ext. 2387. Rochelle A. Makela-Goodman ’97 bringing me Centenary College Katrina Relief Project to hopefully close to the people here, even though they were Peter Gorry back? I thought touch and maybe change the lives of people who strangers. They cherish family, togetherness and the people Wolfgang Gstattenbauer ’84 had been through a terrible disaster. That trip ended of Louisiana true friendship. I felt so at home and always felt this It’s all happening online at Michael Halpin had been up touching and changing my own life. need to go back and help. alumni.centenarycollege.edu David W. Johnson forgotten.” I was 12 years old when Hurricane Agnes struck My son, Dayton, who also attends Centenary, David A. Lackland ’10 HA Pennsylvania in 1972. We lost ... everything. It was thought I was crazy. But after making trips down Julie House ’06 The Hon. George D. Muller heartbreaking to lose all your possessions, but the here to visit and volunteering with the ongoing thing I remember most were the people who came Raymond Nisivoccia Centenary Relief Project, he understands why to help. They came, they helped and then they left without us ever knowing who they were. I moved here and will be joining me after his Reconnect Denis Hennessey O’Rourke Wallace P. Parker, Jr. graduation in May. My daughter relocated to by submitting and reading So when my Criminal Justice professor, Norm Louisiana before me, and is married and living Class Notes online. Jim Salerno Cetuk, said he wanted to do something for the people of the Gulf Coast, I was immediately on nearby. Stay Informed M. Alden Siegel Orin R. Smith ’91 HA I love my life here. From my job, to my family and with the latest news on Alumni and board. I traveled all over New Jersey and parts of friends, to volunteering as a wish granter for the College happenings. Timothy L. Smith Pennsylvania collecting donations. We had two Make a Wish Foundation, I am very happy. One Catch up James D. Stryker U-Haul trucks and my daughter, Christina, who thing I learned from this experience is to never be Christopher Treanor was also a Centenary student at that time, and afraid to take a chance. Even if it seems like a wild with friends and classmates on two friends drove 26 hours straight to reach New Linda Van Winkle Watkins ’62 idea, you never know unless you try. I did not begin online discussion boards. Orleans. college until I was 41 years old and my experience TRUSTEES EMERITUS I can still recall every family we helped. But the one at Centenary was so wonderful. It changed my life. I who stood out in my mind and heart was an elderly give thanks every day to God for giving me an Harris F. Smith ’99 HA man named Red. When our crew pulled up to his amazing life and for all that I have. Earle T. Holsapple, Jr. ’99 HA home, he was sitting in the driveway in a rocking Dr. Hae-Jong Kim chair. He was 72 years old and had to come up JULiE HOUSE ’06 moved to Louisiana in March with six months of back mortgage. He was trying 2008 and now works as a juvenile probation officer Editorial Offices to sell his house for a mere $40,000 so the bank for Jefferson Parish Juvenile Services. She is also Centenary College Magazine would not repossess it, and while we were carrying mother to Dayton House ’10, Christina House and 400 Jefferson Street out this man’s ruined possessions, a couple came Hackettstown, NJ 07840 Fred House. The Centenarian 32 32 The Centenarian Centenary Hackensack, NJ Non-Profit Org. Permit #1037 U.S. Postage is a Vital PAID Part of our CoMMunity Skylands Community Bank is very supportive of organizations and businesses that provide a service and make a difference to people in our communities. We are proud to support Centenary College, which we feel is a fine example of these partnerships and is such a vital part of this community. alumni.centenarycollege.edu www.centenarycollege.edu Hackettstown, NJ 07840 400 Jefferson Street (908) 852-1400 Maria DiGiovanni Senior Vice President, Skylands Community Bank Corporations like Skylands Community Bank are making a real difference at Centenary College. Their numerous and generous gifts to the College ensure that future generations of Centenary students benefit from the best educational experience possible. Find out how you can make a difference by contacting the Office of Strategic Advancement at (908) 852-1400, ext. 2379, or visit alumni.centenarycollege.edu.
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