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									C  The Centenarian

         Fall 2009 2010

the Way
Emerges as
a Beacon
for the Region

Who Serve

Centenary’s 1st

             Commemorative inauguration issue
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                                  Beacon for the Region
                                  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
                                                                     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
       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.”
       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.

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                                                                                                                                     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
                                                                                                                                     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.”
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                                                                                                                                              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
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                                                                                                                                               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
                                                                                                                                               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
                             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.
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  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.

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                                                                                      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-
                                                                                      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

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  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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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
                                                                                                     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.
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  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

                                                                                                                                                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

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  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.

                                        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.”
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      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
                                                                               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.
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        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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       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).
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        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
                                                  corkyjo@netzero.net                                                                             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
        alumni@centenarycollege.edu.                                                            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
        rholmes4@maine.rr.com                                                                                                                     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

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  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     heckhardt62@optonline.net                        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
  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 hldlbd@verizon.net.
                                                     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,         nibbs01@aol.com                                                                                richardgreene@bellsouth.net
                                                     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         drusiej@verizon.net                                                                            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.
  alumni@centenarycollege.edu.                                                                       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.      jackbutz@aol.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 strausse@centenarycollege.edu                                                      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.
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                                                         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
        ggraf2@comcast.net                                                                                                                                   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 joyriddell@gmail.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                                                                                      robertlongstreth@yahoo.com                      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        joyriddell@gmail.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                                                          joyvelz@juno.com
                                                                                                         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.                                                       thaishaines@gamil.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
        baynes@verizon.net                               daughter Kelly, who is a veterinarian serv-     (610) 352-9516                                                                                      Florida.”
                                                         ing with the Christian Veterinary Mission       araffert@adphila.org

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        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
                                                                                                 vcolemanmoore@yahoo.com                         jamdarlin2@aol.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                                     amsrose@aol.com
        (215) 628-3642                                                                           ellyn.minor@smithsdetection.com                                                                    Lori Post Kelly                                  Thirteen members, including coaches
        jjgolf@comcast.net                                                                                                                       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                                                                                                                                                                      ltkelly@patmedia.net                             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                                  ejh826@verizon.net                                 1988                                             LaForest ’97, a former student-athlete
        (908) 454-8979                                                                                                                                                                              Lisa Marinelli Winger                            on a squad of 17 that achieved the best
                                                                                                 dbotbyl@hotmail.com                             Erica Hontz Hoffman will soon test for
        cbharbourt@earthlink.net                                                                                                                                                                    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,
                                                                                                                                                                                                    marinellil@verizon.net                           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.                    ellynminor@verizon.net                                                                             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
                                                        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                        ebandreini@comcast.net                                                                                                                                                                       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
                                                        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,
        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.”
                                                        1971                                     (610) 258-3737                                                                                     Correspondent Position Open                      the Athletics Hall of Fame are valid
                                                                                                 noakley@browndaub.com                                                                                                                               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
                                                        carol@jvtanzola.com                      43 Princeton Ave.                                                                                  inside the Great Pyramid. Yes, we climbed
        Haymarket, VA 20169                                                                      Midland Park, NJ 07432                          (732) 294-0061
        (703) 753-6462                                                                                                                           mswlamb@aol.com                                    the 82 meters up and in to the heart of the
                                                        1972                                     (201) 670-6735                                                                                     pyramid. That was a religious experience for
                                                                                                 fdsrcd@optonline.net                            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
        jwebbelo@gmail.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                   mimc@verizon.net                                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                                                                                                 dsciesla@comcast.net                               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
                                                        cdodd53@aol.com                                                                                                                                                                              and Hall of Fame inductee Jean LaForest ’97.

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  Centenary Milestone                                  1990                             1999                                           an e-mail, presidentfrances@gmail.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              acamooso@centennialcorp.com      lorbine@hotmail.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.”
                                                       mckitishk@centenarycollege.edu   (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-                                               juliak@howardcenter.org                        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.
                                                       mcbrenn@hotmail.com              (604) 522-3024                                 (908) 208-6729                                                                                       “We all inspire each other and motivate each
  Many who attended Homecoming and Alumni                                               megankriger@yahoo.com                          chachagirl333@msn.com                                                                                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                jenellewoodrup@hotmail.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-    missmerlot1@yahoo.com                                                                                                                                                                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
                                                       mgrimme@aol.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
                                                       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.
                                                       marbleandtoast@yahoo.com         presidentfrances@gmail.com

                                                       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       aamiller9@aol.com                              Enjoy breathtaking destinations and historical locations.
                                                       merrilee.m@hotmail.com           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 cynard@centenarycollege.edu
  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
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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
                                                                                                                                                                                                     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
                                    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
                                                                                                                                                                      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

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                                                                                 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
                                                                                 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
                                                                                                                                                                                 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.
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