Heidelberg BULLETIN Inside this Issue Gillmor Dedication Serious Fun ... Serious Faith Spring 2005 Pushing for Change President’sMessage Dear Alumni and Friends: In April, as Lisette and I walked across campus following the memorable day of events to dedicate the new Paul E. Gillmor Science Hall, we began to talk about how special the day was in the life of the college. It was certainly a watershed moment, as we ceremonially opened the ﬁrst new building on campus in this young century. Heidelberg College has a long and rich tradition of quality science programs. Many of our graduates are pre-eminent researchers and doctors. They have literally changed the world we live in. Dr. Theodor Kolobow, who invented the artiﬁcial lung, and Dr. Raul Cuero, a renowned researcher at Texas A&M, are good examples of Heidelberg science graduates who make a difference. Gillmor Science Hall now houses the nationally acclaimed Water Quality Laboratory and its National Center for Water Quality Research, as well as one of the nation’s outstanding archaeology programs, The Center for Historic and Military Archaeology. Yet, as Lisette and I continued our talk, we arrived at the conclusion that what really made the day special was that so many alumni and friends joined in the celebration. You returned in large numbers, some with children and grandchildren, to hear the inspiring words of Dr. Robert Ballard, who discovered the wreckage of the Titanic as it lay silent on the ocean ﬂoor. You presented research at the weekend Science Reunion, which was the same weekend as the dedication. And you joined the Gillmor family in the atrium of the beautiful facility for the formal dedication. Then Lisette looked at me and said, “Imagine how great the college could be if all of our alumni were involved.” How great, indeed! As we prepare for Alumni Weekend June 24-26, and move into the next academic year, many of us will be asking all of you to re-engage with the college. We need you to ﬁnd a place in the life of your college. The “alumni experience” can be as powerful as the “student experience” was for you. There are many ways to re-connect with the college – serving on the Alumni Council, assisting with admissions, mentoring students, funding scholarships, supporting regional chapter development, and many more. Involvement is a message you will hear many times over in the coming months, for it can mean the difference between good and great. Sincerely, Dr. F. Dominic Dottavio President in ide spring Contributing Staff FEATURES DEPARTMENTS Office of College Relations email@example.com Serious Fun ... Serious Faith 2 Faculty Pursuits 14 John Fuller Angie Souders Kathleen Lawry A Constant Presence 4 Sports 16 Nathan L. Huss Aaron Chimenti Foundation for Success 6 Alumni Class Notes 18 Office of Alumni Relations firstname.lastname@example.org Sarah Balas Pushing for Change 7 Alumni News 24 Wendy Kelbley Office of Institutional Advancement Commencement 9 email@example.com Bill Stepp Ted Randall Gillmor Dedication 12 Lee Martin Kristi St. Amour Jennifer Bacon Miller Robert Oleson Diane Kucera Jean Scott Amy Sutherland Danielle Young Designed and published by the Office of College Relations. On the Cover: Junior Aleigh Adelsperger of Tiffin and sophomore Ashleigh Fry in front of College Hall. Vol. 37, No. 2 Serious Fun ... Serious Faith Heidelberg’s new campus minister is already making an impact by Kathleen Lawry “ The Gospel according to the Simpsons.” It may not “God’s World,” which was a sermon in simple, second-grade be in the words of Matthew, Mark, Luke or John, but form. That’s not how Darryl remembers it, however. it sure breaks down barriers and opens up a spiritual A senior in college, he went to his mother “like all good conversation in a light-hearted and welcoming way. boys do when they’re confused,” says Darryl, when he wasn’t With an ofﬁce décor of Simpsons paraphernalia ranging sure which direction to go in life. He went to church with his from PEZ dispensers, Simpsons Clue, a Rubik’s Cube in the mom for the ﬁrst time since he was 10. It was there he heard, shape of Homer’s head, three special parody “Rolling Stone” for the ﬁrst time outside the home, the words unconditional covers and Burger King kids meal toys – of which he had love, and felt welcomed to share love. to eat about 35 to get all four – Heidelberg’s new campus “In a moment, I went from a half-empty guy to a half-full minister, Rev. Darryl Kistler, ﬁnds time to play. guy,” he explains. From that point, he has never looked back But don’t confuse playtime with a lack of seriousness or questioned his calling. “It was as close as a big boom from toward his faith. He may not take himself solemnly, but he the sky as it gets for me.” certainly takes his faith very seriously, while having as much Whichever way he heard his call to servanthood, he fun with it as possible. knows that the UCC is his home and he couldn’t see himself An ordained United Church of Christ minister who came anywhere else. “The UCC is awesome because we get together from Miles City, Mont., in January, Darryl believes fun and discuss current issues,” explains Darryl. Open discussion activities and approaches help break down barriers. “It can is primarily why he wanted to associate himself with the UCC. be very intimidating to come and talk to a minister, especially Enjoying an environment of free dialog was also key to one that you don’t know,” he says. his becoming a part of the Heidelberg community. He likes Minister, reverend or chaplain are intimidating titles, to delve into the gray areas of right and wrong instead of especially for someone who is new on campus. That’s why saying, “this is it.” He can take a stand on certain issues, he prefers to be called Darryl. but for the most part, he likes to explore that gray area. As mentor of the Newman Club, the Catholic Furthermore, he believes open communication student group on campus, Darryl kicks off the about faith is an integral part of being on a college spiritual conversations by showing an episode campus. Darryl also wanted to be able to work of the FOX hit show “The Simpsons.” Topical with young people. “I have a window of discussions that correlate to the episodes include opportunity in which my energy level is high prayer, morality, God, pluralism, the institutional enough and may appeal to young people, maybe church and the Bible. good enough where I can have some impact He’s hoping his catchy methods help there,” he says. faculty and staff, but most importantly students, Additionally, he hopes to transform the culture understand there are absolutely no airs on campus to ensure spirituality is an integrated about him, his ofﬁce or the Campus part of the students’ experience and the campus life. Ministry program. Whether he’s using a potato chip analogy Darryl claims he heard his call to help the campus community focus more when to ministry at the age of 22 … praying, giving out Jesus bobbleheads at the health or did he? His parents are con- fair as a way to meet and greet or using “The vinced he received his calling in Simpsons” to invoke spiritual conversation, Darryl’s the second grade when he entered creativity and enthusiasm are contagious. w a poetry contest with a piece titled 2 Bulletin Rapid Fire 1) Favorite cuisine? Mexican. 2) Favorite CD at the moment? I have over 700 CDs, but REM’s “Automatic for the People” remains in the rotation the most. 3) Favorite vacation spot? Northern Scotland. 4) Favorite time of day? Morning, before daylight. I watch the sunrise every morning with a cup of coffee. 5) Elvis. Dead or alive? Alive and kickin’. 6) Favorite sport to watch? Baseball. There’s nothing like playoffs where every pitch matters. 7) Movie you couldn’t live without? Star Wars 8) Do you play an instrument? Guitar, but badly. I could have been a mean tambourine guy though. 9) Least favorite house chore? I love to clean, but would have to say pooper scooping the backyard — I have a saint bernard named Babooshka. 10) Person from your past you’d like to go back and talk to? My friend, Rob, a seminary buddy, who’s the ﬁrst person I lost to HIV. 11) Your most overused phrase? I’m not gonna lie to ya. 12) Best feeling in the world? Being in love. Manifested best 10 minutes before you’re about to see that person — the feeling of anticipation. 13) How many times did you fail your driver’s test? None, but I got a 70 which is the lowest passing score. 14) If you were ice cream, what ﬂavor would you be? Mint chocolate chip, a sweeter variation of a classic. 15) Reality TV. Yes or no? No. But I watch way too much because of my girlfriend. 16) Favorite chip ﬂavor? Salt & Vinegar, but not Lays 17) Last book you read? “Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs” 18) What did you want to be when you grew up? Professional wrestler 19) Best advice you’ve ever received? I was called to preach the gospel. Whether anyone listens is not my job. 20) Best advice you’d give a young person? Use this college time to really connect with who you are instead of preparing for a job. A Constant Presence Vice President Jeannine Curns has been a part of many positive changes by Angie Souders H ow time ﬂies. There were student protests in the ’60s and ’70s, budget difﬁculties and layoffs in the ’80s, technology advancements in the ’90s, ﬁres and new construction in the 21st century. One person has witnessed it all. This year, Jeannine Curns, vice president for adminis- tration, marked a milestone when she celebrated the 40th anniversary of her employment at Heidelberg – the longest current tenure of anyone at the college. She recalls being hand-picked at age 18 from her business classes at Tifﬁn Columbian High School and hired by then-Business Manager David Harkins, class of ’59, as his secretary and the cashier. “They needed someone who could take short hand and I could take 120 words per minute,” she remembers. Shorthand? Not any more. Much has changed over four decades. In fact, Jeannine initially had “no interest in staying at Heidelberg” to witness the changes. At the time, she was simply looking for a secretarial job. “My plan was to get married and have a family.” One year later, she did just that, while maintaining her 90-cent-per-hour job at Heidelberg. One year became ﬁve and ﬁve became 10. She was promoted to assistant controller and director of the physical plant, the only woman to serve in that capacity in the entire state at the time. She was again promoted to controller and then in the ’80s, she became vice president under then- President William Cassell. “At that point, I thought I might just stick around,” Jeannine says. Working for ﬁve presidential administrations (and two interims), she credits former President Les Fishel for giving her an opportunity for an administrative job. He was a good mentor. “Actually, all of the presidents for whom I’ve worked have been very, very supportive. They’ve challenged me, but they’ve given me support when I needed it,” she says. Today, as VP, Jeannine oversees the college’s budget, human resources, facilities, bookstore, accounts receivable and payable and food service. With a smaller staff, the Business Ofﬁce does more with less, she says. Fueled by a different set of tasks each day, Jeannine reﬂects on the factors that have led to an evolution in her career. Jeannine Curns 4 Bulletin She cites technological advances ﬁrst, followed by – and linked directly to – an expectation for immediate responses to questions. She relies heavily on her Business Ofﬁce staff – Barb Gabel, Ronda Winkler, Kelli Brueggemeier and Terri Weininger – all of whom have been with her at least 20 years. Those four, and others, “are so important to me,” she says. For a conference initiated to increase student Looking back, Jeannine says she never imagined interest and knowledge in academic research she’d have the opportunity to get involved in some and scholarship, Pulitzer Prize winning reporters of the projects on which she’s worked. “I wouldn’t have couldn’t have been a more perfect ﬁt for the keynote thought 40 years ago I would have been dealing with address at the 12th annual “Minds at Work” research rebuilding residence halls and new science facilities.” conference held on February 17. There are undoubtedly more memorable moments in Michael D. Sallah, Mitch Weiss and Joe Mahr, Jeannine’s Heidelberg future, as well as hitting golf balls reporters from “the Blade” in Toledo, received and spending time with her four young granddaughters. w the investigative reporting prize for uncovering the atrocities of Tiger Force, an elite U.S. Army ﬁghting unit accused of killing unarmed men, women and children during a seven-month rampage in Vietnam. “Research is the core of what we do,” says Sallah. Sallah and Weiss provided in-depth information Rapid Fire about how the Army ignored the reporting of the alleged atrocities in their four-part series titled, “Buried Secrets, Brutal Truths.” w 1) The vehicle you were driving when you started working at Heidelberg? 1960 Chevrolet convertible 21 ST CENTURY WOMEN: 2) The vehicle you drive now? Mercury Mountaineer 3) The last movie you watched? “Huffalumps” Saturday, April 2, 2005 • 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 4) Your favorite dessert? Cheesecake crème brulee 5) Reality TV, yes or no? Yes 6) Country music or oldies? Oldies Professional women successful in their ﬁelds 7) Your favorite season? Summer and those looking to start their careers joined 8) The last book you read? Something by for a ﬁrst-of-its-kind conference at Heidelberg April 2. Danielle Steele “21st Century Women: Finding Our Strides” 9) Your name as it appears on your birth certiﬁcate? focused on women’s professional development issues Jeanine and featured several local women who shared their 10) Your nickname? Neener secrets for success. 11) Your birthplace? Antwerp, Belgium Lisette Dottavio, wife of Heidelberg President 12) Any siblings? One sister, one brother F. Dominic Dottavio, along with Heidelberg faculty 13) Any pets? No and staff members, began planning the conference after 14) Favorite ice cream ﬂavor? Coffee meeting with 40 women leaders from the Tifﬁn business 15) Favorite vacation destination? Hawaii community. Mrs. Dottavio then began collaborating with 16) Letterman or Leno? Letterman Andrea Domachowski, director of career development, 17) Balancing the budget or strategic planning? and Professor Linda Chudzinski, assistant professor Balancing the budget of communications, to start the program. 18) Snickers or Reese’s? Snickers “We wanted a program that would help young women 19) Best advice you ever received? develop leadership skills through practical learning From my dad: “If you think you can do it, experiences,” said Mrs. Dottavio, who works as a CPA. you’ll be able to.” Dr. Bonnie (Shakley) Maitlen, ’72, was the 20) Best advice you’d give a college student? keynote speaker. She is the senior vice president Take advantage of your opportunities. of Lee Hecht Harrison, a global leader in the ﬁeld. Those at the conference also participated in two roundtable discussions that featured several local professional women. w Bulletin 5 G lory days. While he’s remembering his, alumnus Bill Landess is helping create those same special memories for the college’s future student-athletes. Describing his career at Heidelberg as some of the greatest years of his life, Landess, ’95, of Hudson, Ohio, excelled both on the football ﬁeld and in the classroom, even taking advantage of the study-abroad program at Heidelberg University in Germany. “I really feel like Heidelberg was a foundation for any success that I’ve been blessed with at this point in my life,” says Landess. Finding his niche and establishing himself as a highly successful CEO and owner of an insurance and ﬁnancial services company, Landess wanted to give back to his alma mater on a scale larger than serving on the Alumni Council. Working side by side with Athletic Director Jerry McDonald and Dr. William Stepp, vice president of Institutional Advancement, Landess and his wife, Staci, have initiated a fund for academic enrichment and retention of student-athletes at Heidelberg. The program intends to positively transform the impact of athletics through initiatives for recruitment, retention, academic enhancement and successful recognition of student- athletes. “Every year we lose ‘x’ amount of kids and those kids can go on to have a fantastic career, whether you’re talking academia or athletics. If you start adding those kids, you’re talking about a tremendous impact over a period of a decade two,” says Landess. McDonald, Stepp and Landess agree the program could have a tremendous long-term effect, not just for the Athletic Department but the entire institution. “We are very grateful to Bill for this gift that allows us to look at some initiatives that formerly we couldn’t consider,” says McDonald. The fund was purposely set up in a ﬂexible manner to adapt to the changing needs of the department, the institution and most importantly, the student-athletes. A review will be conducted at the end of every academic year to make adjustments as deemed necessary. Foundation for Success Still loving football but knowing it’s difﬁcult to continue playing after college, Landess hopes to help Heidelberg’s Bill Landess is serious about helping student athletes student-athletes make the best of their careers. w by Kathleen Lawry Editors Note: Bill’s mother, Sara Landess, passed away in April after a long illness. The college community sends it condolences. Bill Landess 6 Bulletin Pushing for Change One alumnus turned his tragedy into a better future for the state’s children by Lisa Swickard F ebruary 23, 1998, began as a routine day. Larry and Jennifer Hall dressed their 5-month-old daughter, Madelyne, kissed her goodbye, then left her with a woman down the street who provided day care in her home. They had no idea it was the last time they’d see their little girl alive. Later that afternoon, Larry – a 1988 Heidelberg College graduate – received a phone call at his ofﬁce. The day care provider told him Madelyne was being rushed to the hospital. Larry and Jennifer, who live in Twinsburg, Ohio, rushed to be by their daughter’s side, but when they reached the hospital, Madelyne was dead. “Madelyne had gone to this home only 15 times,” Madelyne Hall Larry says. “The provider said she found her that afternoon underneath the playpen mattress.” Undaunted, Jerse reintroduced the bill. Hall testiﬁed before The day-care provider had come highly recommended. legislative committees. But again, the bill stalled in 2002. She’d cared for children in her home for 15 years. She was “It was basically buried under a stack of bills to be signed licensed, and her references were ﬂawless. the last week of legislation, and there were other, huge bills An investigation revealed a different story. going through at the time,” Larry explains. “It just didn’t get She was arrested and eventually convicted of child signed. At that point, I was heartbroken.” endangerment, tampering with evidence and falsiﬁcation But a Columbus Dispatch reporter heard Larry’s testimony, of records. The sentencing was another “failure of justice,” and wrote a three-part special report that exposed violations Larry says. of safety standards in Ohio’s day care system as well as other “She got a slap on the wrist. She got no jail time. children’s services. She got probation, a ﬁne, and she’s not allowed to watch After that, politicians took notice. In 2003, four bills – kids anymore.” including Jerse’s House Bill 11 – were introduced. For many distraught parents, that may have been the end Another year passed. Eventually, House Bill 11 was of a tragic story. But Larry Hall had other ideas. combined with Senate Bill 148, and on Dec. 8, 2004, “We had already decided none of our (future) kids were the revamped House Bill 11 passed in the Senate. The House ever going to be in child care again, but I have nieces passed it December 14. and nephews and they’re eventually going to have kids,” Larry was elated. Larry says. “I decided I had to do something.” “When it passed in the Senate, it was like scoring a He researched Ohio laws governing in-home day care touchdown, and when the House passed it, that was the extra and was stunned by the lax regulations. Then Hall teamed point that won the ballgame,” he explains. with State Rep. Edward S. Jerse, D-Euclid, and the two began Larry plans to continue his work for improved child a painstaking, frustrating crusade for improved child care. care regulation. In August 2000, Jerse introduced a bill as the “Madelyne “You know, Madelyne is the story, and I’m just the Hall-Matthew McConnell-Akin Stewart safe Day Care Act, storyteller,” he says. “I’m just a father who pushes hard.”w making it illegal for a day-care provider to misrepresent their qualiﬁcations, the number of children supervised, or the location of the care. Lisa Swickard is a freelance writer, She is co-publisher “It passed the House, but it just didn’t get back to the of ZIG ZAG Magazine. Senate (before it recessed),” Larry recalls. Bulletin 7 Jim and and Melv etz ’5 in Pugh w it 8 and ’70 Nancy G h Jennifer Miller a ’70 , Susann sota. in Sara hi-ho hi-ho President D ottavio with Mickey. hi-ho It’s off to Disney they go! As part of the annual Concert Choir spring tour in March, the singers gave a performance at Disney World where they were greeted by none other than Mickey Mouse. A series of alumni gatherings also took place hi-ho around the state. Front Row: Dave Dietric h, ’97, Jim Getz, ’58, Mic Sarah Balas, ’98 Secon key Mouse, d Row: Jackie Nielson, Sharon Reese, ’64, Nancy ’00, Jim Reese, ’64, Getz, ’70, Shirely Oleson Jessica Maloney, ’03 Thi , ’94, Lee Martin, rd Row: Bob Oleson, Pre Dottavio, Grant Cook, ’89 sident Dominic , Ben Sargent, ’03. Sa rah Balas (s Grubel, Mic 8 Bulletin econd from key, Adrea left) w Dottavi ith choir me o, Katie Pro mbers (L to ﬁtt and Beth R) Kristen any Brickne r. Anita Can and ’40 in hi-ho ﬁeld ’51 w Winter Pa ith Dr. Ferr rk. is and Do rothy Ohl ’36 o Commencement 2005 H eidelberg and the graduating class of 2005 welcomed entertainer and philanthropist Ed McMahon as the commencement speaker May 15, 2005. During the 152nd o commencement, President F. Dominic Dottavio presented diplomas to 56 graduate students and 206 undergraduates. McMahon, who peppered his address with stories about his life and about attainable goals, received an honorary degree, as did New Bremen, Ohio, businessman and community leader James Dicke II. w New graduate Christine Arm strong- Badik receive s a big hug fro m her mom, Heidelb erg education pro fessor Diane Armstro o ng. a packed ddresses M cMahon a about peaker Ed ith passion Keynote s m , talking w Gymnasiu n. Seiberling nny Carso with th e late Joh his life o ajor double-m .P orada, a Kristine L atre arts tion & the in co mmunica s , celebrate and music e her degre receiving iend. with her fr President F. Domini c Dottavio prepares to presen t an honorary doctorate to New Br emen, Ohio, o businessman and community leader James Dick e III. zo jor Loren Ph ysics ma ded ho’s hea Smith, w as ity of Tex Liz Kazungu to th e Univers graduate was selecte of Nairobi, K enya, who r ntonio fo ysics, d to deliver th at San A edical ph om commencem e student stud y in m ma fr ent address , shares his diplo a moment w receives . ith Ed McMa t Dottavio hon. Presiden Bulletin 9 A Man of Vision S by Kathleen Lawry mitten with the idea of becoming an owner of a collie after reading a series of books about the dog, Walter Sutton, ’37, adopted several mixed breeds. The people assured him they were mostly collie. “ The love and affection for P.M. by so many made it clear to me why Paul Gillmor has so faithfully served the people of this community in the Statehouse and on capital Hill for 38 years: Embracing “mostly” collies was just the beginning of a P.M.’s values are Paul’s values, life inspired by literature. Sutton would later become moved with family, community and ” by Professor Frederick service to country ingrained Lemke while a student at Heidelberg. He stands out in his body, mind and spirit. in Sutton’s mind for his - President Dottavio engagement of ideas and A Friend Remembered his capacity to inspire his students with something of his own love of literature. I Like the late Lemke, Sutton went on to spend his t was with heavy hearts that the college community entire academic career celebrated the dedication of Gillmor Science Hall at one institution, sharing (pages 12-13) on April 16. Three days earlier, his own interests with P.M. Gillmor, father of the building’s namesake, Walter Sutton decades of students. Congressman Paul E. Gillmor, died at age 94. After graduation, Sutton pursued his master’s and “Dad really cared about Heidelberg. He would have loved doctorate in English at The Ohio State University. Thereafter, to have been here today,” the younger Gillmor said. he found his home at Syracuse University. Originally hired Hundreds of people attended P.M.’s funeral the day before to assist in the development of a graduate program in English the dedication. President F. Dominic Dottavio called it a and American literature, Sutton specialized in American “wonderful celebration of life.” literature and 20th century American criticism. He earned “P.M. was loved by so many, that Lisette and I count it all the title full professor, while also serving as director joy that we were brought into his very wide circle of friends,” of Graduate Studies, chairperson of the department and Dottavio said. “The love and affection for P.M. by so many distinguished professor of humanities. Published numerous made it clear to me why Paul Gillmor has so faithfully served times, he also found time to edit for Norton Press, while the people of this community in the Statehouse and on capital raising a family, tackling home construction projects, Hill for 38 years: P.M.’s values are Paul’s values, with family, gardening and camping. community and service to country ingrained in his body, Hoping to encourage current students drawn to and mind and spirit.” talented in the study of American and English literature, The elder Gillmor, trustee emeritus of Heidelberg, who themselves might wish one day to share their interests was highly involved in the community. He established the with future generations of students, Sutton has established Paul M. Gillmor Trucking Co., which he sold in 1956 and later a scholarship at Heidelberg with a donation of $200,000. repurchased. He served as chairman of the board until age 75, Beginning this fall, the Walter E. Sutton Scholarship when he turned his talents toward growing the Old Fort will be awarded to a deserving student or students whose Banking Co. He has served on the bank’s board since 1942. major ﬁeld of academic study is English, with preference As president and chairman of the board, he expanded the bank to be given to those pursuing the study of literature. into seven towns and grew the assets 200-fold. “What was most inspiring about this gift was Walter He was a charter member and ﬁrst president of the Old Sutton’s reason for making it. His study of literature at Fort Lions Club and had been active in scouting and other civic Heidelberg moved him to study further, then share his love initiatives. Countless community projects beneﬁted from his of the written word by teaching thousands of students over generosity. He also had been active in the Republican Party. the years,” says Jennifer Bacon Miller, director of legacy gifts. He is survived by Paul E. and Karen Gillmor and their “He wants to enable others to experience the same joy three sons, Paul Michael, Adam and Connor; a daughter, of scholarship that has so enriched his life – and those L. Dianne Krumsee; grandchildren Linda, Julie and Daniel; of his students.” w three great-grandchildren; a brother, Ralph, and sisters Margaret, Lola and Beatrice. w 10 Bulletin “ Five trustees have pledged $2.5 million to create the Trustees’ Challenge as incentive for contributions to Gillmor, Bareis and Laird halls. They will match $1 for every $2 pledged for the construction and renovation project through August. Below, the trustees explain – in their own words – why they chose to become involved in this initiative. Tony Paradiso, H’04 “As a former business owner in Tifﬁn and Seneca County, I know ﬁrst hand the value of having a higher education institution of Heidelberg’s stature as one of our Gary Bryenton, ’61 community assets, and ways in which this college adds favorably “Barbara and I are grateful for the to the quality of life through educational foundation Heidelberg cultural, athletic and scholarly College gave to us, and we continue offerings. Research conducted by science faculty, staff to believe that our alma mater is and students at Heidelberg provide equally important worthy of our support. Additionally, contributions to our world. I am committed to ﬁnding ways I believe that it is incumbent upon to show my gratitude to the community in which my business me as chairman of the Board of thrived, and my participation in the Trustee Challenge Trustees, to set an example, to lead is one way I can do that.” my fellow board members, and to challenge my fellow alumni to share our gifts to the best Doug Stephan, ’68 of our ability. I believe that the Trustee Challenge is a good way to involve many others in the college’s goals.” “I have such strong feelings of affection for Heidelberg College Gerald Edwards, ’72 and the years I spent there as a student. An internship I completed “I accepted the Trustee Challenge at the local radio station while I was ﬁrst, because of my commitment a student was my ﬁrst professional and love of Heidelberg for the quality experience in what would become a education it provided me. Secondly, lifelong career in radio. The Trustee and most important is because Challenge is an important initiative I clearly see what Heidelberg can to me because I want to ensure that future generations become. That is a place that truly of Heidelberg students have the same opportunities I had is a diverse institution, not just to explore career options through internships and other in word, but a place that really does experiences during their college years. Heidelberg, like many welcome and celebrate ALL people and seeks to fairly include of our peer schools, adds to the margin of excellence them in the Administration, Faculty, and Student Body. of the student experience today as it did during my years Heidelberg has a long way to go, but I believe accepting through private gifts. Gifts are one of the means to insure the Trustee Challenge moves the process forward for the excellence in education.” Trustees’ generations yet to come to Heidelberg.” Sondra Libman, ’67 “In 1967, thoughts of who paid for Brown or Seiberling or who donated Challenge” so my tuition bill was below actual cost never entered my mind. As a result of those donors, I received an education beyond my buying power. Now it is my turn. To pay back to the school that gave me so much is the greatest pleasure. In fact, giving money to Heidelberg is fun. The capacity for both the giving and the fun, I owe to Heidelberg. I happily pay that bill knowing it will give others what Heidelberg has given to me.” In their own words Bulletin 11 Gillmor Science Hall Dedication O ne of the greatest needs in higher education today is better science education, according to Congressman Paul E. Gillmor, who with his family and the Heidelberg community, celebrated the dedication April 16 of the college’s new science facility which bears his name. “This building will not only help Heidelberg but it will help with greater science education,” Gillmor said. “It’s wonderful to be associated with something greater than yourself.” The new facility, which opened in January, is home to labs for biology and chemistry, the archaeology department and the nationally recognized Water Quality Laboratory and its National Center for Water Quality Research. Work began in May on the second phase of the science project – renovation of the aging Laird and Bareis halls. is sons, . The dedication ceremony was the culmination of a day or with h rt Ballard an Pa ul E. Gillm nor, and Dr. Robe sm nd Con of events designed to celebrate the sciences. The college Congres l, Adam a hosted a reunion and conference of science alumni Pau l Michae and welcomed deep-sea explorer Robert Ballard of Titanic fame as the keynote speaker. Words of praise rang out early and often for Gillmor’s leadership role in the new science facility and the role of the many donors upon whom the college places great value. “Gillmor Hall would not have been possible without the vision of Paul E. Gillmor and role he played in securing funding for construction,” said Gary Bryenton, chairman of the Board of Trustees. During a reception for donors, President F. Dominic Dottavio said the opening of Gillmor Hall – the ﬁrst completely new facility at Heidelberg in 35 years – was something he has eagerly anticipated since arriving on campus. “And now, the reaction of the faculty and students and alumni has been overwhelming, both in what they see and in what they sense.” The new facility is a symbol of progress, he added. w President Dottavi Recent gradua o presents Congr te Natalie John Gillmor with a H essman and Joan and son with Dave eidelberg chair. Ralph Talmage. and Peg Baker 12 Bulletin President D ottavio, Dr. Congressm Ballard, Co an Regula ngressman Board of Tru and Gary B Gillmor, stees. Both ryenton, ch honorary d congressm air of the octoral deg en were pre rees. sented Robert Ballard challenges area youth While meeting with area school children after the Gillmor Hall dedication, Dr. Ballard explains how he has one of the coolest jobs – getting to go nowhere anyone’s ever been before – but reminds the kids that they have to study math, science, geology, Towering in the backgro history and archaeology. “There are gobs of shipwrecks, some Science Ha und, the ne ll is now ho w Gillmor I have yet to ﬁgure out. There’s millions out there. Will you of science me to a ne students. w generati ﬁnd the rest?” he asks. on Ballard, tion by Dr. a nd presenta a luncheon ll took plac e in the Ballard Following Gillmor Ha youth, Dr. n of a talk with area gton, a dedicatio Following f Pickerin g’s atrium. h Lak e Bauer o buildin poses wit anic. l of the Tit who bu ilt a mode Bulletin 13 FACULTYPursuits Dr. Doug Collar (English) began his “Look to this Day!” a composition for Matt Palm (athletics) spoke at two 25th year of producing and hosting jazz choir and piano by Dr. Doug McConnell baseball coaches meetings in Ohio, programming at WKAR-FM (Michigan (music) was published by Gentry Jan. 21 at the Ohio High School Baseball State University Public Radio) in East Publications as a new release in the Coaches convention in Columbus on Lansing. On Oct. 23, Doug was in East Roger Wagner Choral Series. “Look to “Pitching from Start to Start” and Feb. 27 Lansing for the fall fund-raiser on “Jazz this Day!” recently won honorable at the Columbus Area Coaches Meeting Till Midnight” which follows “Prairie mention in the 2004 Roger Wagner on “Favorite Drills for Each Position.” Home Companion” in the 8-midnight Choral Competition. slot on Saturday nights. Doug’s weekly Dr. G. Mike Pratt (anthropology) was program is heard on the worldwide web Dr. Mike Pratt (anthropology) the featured speaker at the Toledo Area at wkar.org. presented a paper titled “Detecting the Aboriginal Research Society meeting Battle of Fallen Timbers” at the Society Feb. 10. A review of ﬁeldwork done Dr. David Bush (anthropology) had an for Historical Archaeology’s 38th annual at various archaeological sites by society article published in the Fall 2004 issue of conference on Historical and Underwater members was Mike’s topic. “The Skirmish Line: The Magazine of the Archaeology in York, England, Jan. 5-10. North-South Skirmish Association.” In Dr. Richard Cordell (chemistry) the article, titled “Johnson’s Island Civil Dr. Marc O’Reilly (political science) continues to serve as a consultant for War Military Prison: A Threatened Site,” delivered a lecture, titled “Bittersweet: Educational Testing Service and has Dave reviews the nation’s preservation The Creation of an American Empire in recently been asked to write some priorities and how they have adversely the Persian Gulf since 1941” at Bowling examination questions for the Chemistry affected Johnson’s Island. Green State University on Jan. 25. Graduate Record Examination and to review some questions written by others. Dr. Herb Steffy (education) is serving Dr. Pam Faber (registrar) passed her He also has been involved in writing as a visitation team member for the Ohio state licensure exam and is now a and reviewing questions for the chemistry Schools to Watch program. Herb was part licensed professional counselor. She PRAXIS exam. of a team that visited four schools that is working her next 3,000 hours under qualiﬁed for on-site visits. supervision as a volunteer at Tifﬁn’s Dr. Cindy Lepeley (Spanish) presented Family Counseling Service. a paper, “El mundo al reves de_Niebla_,” Dr. Pete Richards (Water Quality Lab) at the Twentieth-Century Literature was a speaker at the Lake Erie Dr. Ken Krieger (WQL) recently re- and Culture Conference at the University Conservation Reserve Enhancement viewed two manuscripts for European of Louisville in February. Program information meeting Jan. 12 journals, “Environmental Engineering in Findlay. Pete addressed about 125 Science” in Great Britain and “Water, Air people who are involved at the local level and Soil Pollution” in the Netherlands. in this major conservation program in northwest Ohio. Heidelberg’s Music Department was well represented at the 2005 Ohio Music Dr. Marc O’Reilly gave a talk on Education Association conference. international trade to the Tifﬁn Area The Concert Choir, under the direction League of Women Voters on Jan. 20 of Dr. Grant Cook, performed a piece at Beeghly Library. by Dr. Doug McConnell, “Set Me as a Seal.” Dr. Barbara Specht, assisted Dr. John Owen (music) guest-conducted by students Sarah Clark, Sara Garing, the collegiate honor band of the Ohio Rosemary McGee and Heather Slotto, Private College Instrumental Conductors presented “Woodwinds In the Concert Association Jan. 15-16 at Otterbein and AE Band Literature.” Dr. Jeffrey College. The honor band, with 102 Marlatt gave two presentations, members, is comprised of outstanding “Relating the Arts” and “Student instrumental students from the Teaching Perspectives. member institutions. 14 Bulletin Johnson’s Island display at Hayes Center T he Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont is hosting an exhibit of artifacts from Heidelberg professor Dave Bush’s archaeological work on Johnson’s Island, the site of a Civil War Confederate military prison camp from 1862-65. “Civil War POWs: Excavating Johnson’s Island Prison” is a collection of about 500 artifacts recovered from the site. Bush, often accompanied by Heidelberg students, has spent Hogan recognized 16 years conducting archaeological research on the island. for research Personal items such as smoking pipes, Dr. David Hogan, a history professor pocket knives and a gold watch provide clues at Heidelberg since 1989, is the recipient of the to the identities of some of the 10,000 men held 2005 Distinguished Scholarship Award for Faculty. captive at the camp. The tale of daily life The award was presented at a faculty symposium is revealed through such artifacts as stemware in February. and chamber pots. A variety of products created Hogan was nominated not for one particular from hard rubber are a testament to the craft scholarly project, but rather for his body of historical and cultural research. He is the author industry that made use of captive labor. of “Selling ’Em by the Sack: White Castle The Hayes Center exhibit combines these & the Creation of American Food,” which artifacts with prisoner diaries, letters, maps chronicles the history of White Castle from and sketches as well as accounts and letters its 1920 founding to its almost-cultlike status written by Union guards to tell the story of the and its role in the development of the fast-food island and its wartime activity. industry. He has been featured on the History The exhibit is open through Oct. 3. Channel and the Food Network. Hogan, who was the 2004 recipient of the Jane Frost Kalnow Professorship in the Humanities, received his bachelor’s degree from State University of New York at Fredonia, his master’s degree from SUNY-Binghampton and his doctorate from Carnegie Mellon University. Bulletin 15 sports Wrestling Three ’Berg grapplers earned All-Conference honors at the events throughout the season. Four records were shattered OAC Tournament in Wilmington. Junior Mark Zimmerman was at the OAC Indoor Championships. Sophomore Casey Adams crowned OAC champion in the 149-pound weight class, after earned All-OAC recognition with her third-place ﬁnish in the having accomplished the same feat in 2003 in the 157 weight 400 meters in a time of 1:01.06, setting a new Heidelberg mark. class. Freshman Nick Sanchez (141) and sophomore Tim Adams also broke a 15-year-old school record in the 55-meter Maxworthy (174) each placed second at the OAC Tournament. hurdles earlier in the season with a time of 9.17. Men’s Basketball Men’s Track Heidelberg post Ron Higgins was named to the 2005 The 4x200 relay team set the Heidelberg record twice this year, All-OAC Men’s Basketball Team. Higgins earned honorable with sophomores Steven Malone, Sam Sunseri, Justin Hatﬁeld mention and was just one of seven sophomores named and freshman Justin Zuchowski with a time of 1:31.09. to the team. Heidelberg shattered its old record for points Malone took All-OAC honors in the 55-meter dash with a in a game and ﬁeld goals made in a 136-120 ’Berg triumph third-place ﬁnish and time of 6.58 as well as in the 300-meter over Marietta. The OAC record for combined points in a game, dash where he ﬁnished third with a time of 36.14. Hatﬁeld took which stood for 35 seasons, was also blown away. The All-OAC honors in the 400-meter dash, ﬁnishing second combined 256 points easily surpassed the 234 mark set with a time of 50.76. by Kenyon and Wooster during the 1969-70 season. Women’s Basketball Senior guard Rachel Babione and freshman guard Amanda Campbell were named to the 2005 All-OAC Women’s Hit the links this summer Join your friends on Friday July 29 at Westﬁeld Country Club Basketball Team. Babione ranked in the top 10 in the for the Back to the Berg Golf Outing. Check out Heidleberg’s conference in steals (2.46) and assists (2.58) per game. web site for details or call Lesile Plouck in the Athletic ofﬁce Campbell ﬁnished sixth in the conference in scoring at 14.0 at 419-448-2020. points per game, higher than any other freshman in the OAC. Senior forward Holly Brodman earned a spot on the 2005 Hall of Fame date set Academic All-OAC Team. In four seasons, she totaled 601 career points. Mark your calendar now and plan to attend the Athletic Hall Women’s Track of Fame dinner and reunion on Oct. 29. The event will The Heidelberg women’s indoor track and ﬁeld team had a recognize the 20 years of the hall. record-setting season. School records fell in seven different 16 Bulletin Athletic Review A Great Role Model in Progress ’63 grad practices Golden Rule As a freshman in the fall of 1959, Richard Warren, ’63, bout half of the students who enroll enrolled at Heidelberg to play football in the ﬁnal season of at Heidelberg come with the intention legendary coach Paul Hoernemann. It was there he met friend of participating in intercollegiate and teammate Jim Drake, ’63. After his freshman year, Warren athletics. To ensure their athletic (right in above photo) and two classmates, Tom Lurz and Sam and academic experiences ﬁt with the college’s Schubert, moved in with Drake and his parents, Max and Marion, strategic goals, the college has undertaken an for the rest of their college days. extensive review of all athletic programs. “It’s people like the Drakes who have that good inﬂuence The eventual goal is to “deﬁne a successful on you, which stays with you,” says Warren, now a common pleas athletic program for Heidelberg,” said judge in Allen County, Ohio. “We each had chores to do around President F. Dominic Dottavio. “This is a the house but they never charged us rent. They always felt an very important part of the strategic goals education was a worthy investment in a young man’s future.” for the college.” Guided by the Drake family’s inﬂuence, Warren and his wife, The review also will look at how the Ann, accepted a similar role when they took into their home athletic department supports the college’s two Puerto Rican high school students, Sammy Villegas and mission, and the committee will recommend Jonathon Rivera, both prep basketball players. Villegas and Rivera came to Lima in 1999 to live with the Warrens – but only until a plan for supporting a successful athletic program, a permanent home could be found for them. which is deﬁned by more than wins and losses, “Once they were in our home, we knew we wanted them according to Dottavio. It takes into account the to stay,” Warren says. Growing up on a family farm in northwest student experience, retention, graduation rates Ohio, family values were always stressed. And the Warrens tried and the classroom experience, as well as athletes’ to instill those same values into their “adopted” sons. involvement outside the classroom. While he graduated high school and enrolled at the University The inclusive process began this semester of Toledo, Villegas’ big dream remained – to one day play in the when a core committee of administrators and NBA. While encouraging his dream, Warren has encouraged faculty members met with an external consultant. Villegas to have a back-up plan – an education. A campus committee, appointed by the president, A sports management major with an international business will be assisted by two external reviewers from minor, Sammy is getting good grades at UT and catching the eye conferences other than the Ohio Athletic Confer- of pro scouts. He was the Mid-American Conference’s Freshman ence. Data will be collected from current students of the Year, breaking the school’s single-season record with and other members of the campus community. 68 three-pointers. A ﬁnal report is due during the end of the Villegas now spends most of his time on the UT campus, fall semester. attending classes and playing basketball. He returns to Lima – to the Warrens’ home – for holidays and other visits as his schedule permits. The couple asked for only one thing in return for taking in Villegas: that he one day do the same for another student what the Warrens did for him, and what the Drakes had done for Richard Warren. He wants the spirit of giving back to endure. w Bulletin 17 ALUMNI lass Notes C College faculty since 1968, serving as the Leach Professor of Christian Technology, chairman of the Humanities Division and campus minister. 1950 and for 26 years with Point Place 1965 UCC, also in Toledo. He retired in 1995. George Friedley, Sheboygan, Wis., is busier in retirement than during his working years. 1956 Tom Hogle, Avon, Ohio, retired Dec. 31 George was recently featured in a Sheboygan after 38 years at Eveready Battery. During Press article about his involvement in Rotary, Rev. Dr. Charles B. Grimm, Scottsville, his career, he held a variety of positions, the church choir and other community N.Y., has been appointed by Gov. George including quality engineering, quality activities and hobbies. He is retired from Pataki to serve as a member of the Board assurance, plant and project management. Associated Bank and Leverenz Shoe Co. of Visitors of the Agricultural and Industrial He worked in Ohio, Missouri, Vermont School in New York. and Florida. Tom and his wife, Sally, ’68, John Marty, Columbus, was a recent and daughter, Lindsey, plan to remain in recipient of The President’s Volunteer Service Award, issued by the President’s Council 1957 the Cleveland area. on Service and Civic Participation. The Elizabeth “Betty” George Prudden, award recognizes the best in American spirit. Judith Fisher Groman, Berea, Ohio, is a Charlotte, N.C., is an international specialist John is certainly a ﬁtting winner, having retired teacher of the deaf. She is associated with Mann Travel & Cruises. She also spent 25 years of volunteer literacy tutoring with Global Volunteers, having taught in the volunteers for the Mecklenberg County Parks of mentally challenged ex-offenders at a Cook Islands and Ostuni, Italy. She is a and Recreation Department. halfway house in Columbus and 10 years of member of the Bethany Community School 1966 volunteer construction of new homes with Board and is a volunteer docent at the the Greater Columbus Habitat for Humanity, Cleveland Zoo. for a total of 8,000-10,000 volunteer hours. 1 958 John reports, “I’m 81 years old and still Dale Lautensleger, West Alexandria, Ohio, having a blast pounding nails.” is a licensed social worker serving at a mental health facility in Darke County. For the past Dr. Ernest Teagarden, Madison, S.D., A chance meeting at a national UCC church 15 years, he has worked as an adult community was the recipient of the Herbert W. Blakely gathering in Kansas City presented Donald support provider for severely mentally disabled Memorial Award at the 12th annual West G. Duchow, Potter, Wis., with a miracle. adults. He is an ordained UCC pastor. River History Conference in November. Suffering from Type II diabetes since 1979, He was selected for his many contributions Don’s kidney’s failed and he went on dialysis Linda Vanderhooft Parker, Jackson to local and regional history, his patriotism in August 2002. At the conference, he met Township, Ohio, is immediate past president and furthering the concepts of good a living unrelated kidney donor. Together, of the Stark County Association of Realtors. citizenship. Ernest is professor emeritus the two have spoken about their story at the She is a member of Leadership Stark County at Dakota State University, where he was National UCC convention, the Wisconsin Class of 2001 and volunteers with the a colleague of Professor Blakely. The two conference in 2003 “and at any group that Domestic Violence Project of Canton. initiated the Dakota History Conference. invites us.” In November, they attended a 1969 celebration at the Mayo Clinic of the 3,000th 1951 kidney transplant. Ralph Herschberger, Burton, Ohio, retired 1961 Glenda Heter Beres, Norwalk, Ohio, was honored as a “Friend of Bellevue” in the fall. from the Geauga County Engineer’s Ofﬁce An elementary teacher for 35 years in on Dec. 31, 2003. He had worked as a John W. Porter, Washington, D.C., received Bellevue City Schools, she has been forester and served as a township trustee. a community service award this fall from responsible for raising the proﬁciency passing the District of Columbia Neighborhood averages of her students to 94 percent over 1954 Advisory Council. the past six years. Rev. John J. Rainey, Sebring, Fla., was the 1963 Dr. Peter I. Hartsock, Laytonsville, Md., was a guest lecturer Oct. 6 at the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson guest speaker at Grace UCC in Fostoria in October to mark the church’s 125th anniversary. Rev. David W. Lauer, Elkhart Lake, Wis., International Center for Scholars. He and He has served churches in Elgin, Ill., Toledo served as guest chaplain and opened the U.S. three other presenters spoke on the topic House of Representatives session June 2. “Health and Demographics in Russia David has been a member of the Lakeland 18 Bulletin 1975 1981 and the Consequences for Russian Society and Policy.” The presentation was in commemoration of the 75th birthday of Murray Feshbach, senior scholar at the center. Cmdr. R. James Orr, Virginia Beach, Va., Pete is the director and research scientist is the new staff legal advisor to the NATO ofﬁcer of the National Institute on Drug Supreme Allied Command Transformation, Abuse at the National Institutes of Health. out of Norfolk. SAT-C is responsible for all 1971 training, concept development and research development programs for NATO. James is primarily responsible for coordinating international and military law training Steve Farnsworth, Akron, Ohio, received an programs for other NATO commands and Jack Broz (left) with Mike Passerrello exemplary leadership award from the Buckeye staffs. He is a member of the U.S. Navy. Association of School Administrators. The William “Jack” Broz Jr., Lorain, Ohio, superintendent of the Brecksville-Broadview and Mike Passerrello, ’01, Newark, Ohio, Dennis Will, Shefﬁeld Village, Ohio, won Heights Schools, Steve is credited with work together at Amherst Junior High election as prosecutor for Lorain County. developing a cost savings insurance consortium School. Jack is a teacher/librarian and Mike He had served as a police ofﬁcer in Elyria for Cleveland suburban school districts. is the health teacher. Each nine weeks, they for 25 years, retiring as a captain. In 1986, team to do a project in the library where he received his Juris Doctor degree from David M. Harsh, Jacksonville, Fla., students plan a “vacation” in a less-developed Cleveland State University. He had served as recently retired after more than 30 years in part of the world. the assistant county prosecutor for 11 years. the ﬁnancial services industry and has accepted 1985 a call to be the regional manager for the God Susan Quint Davis, Loveland, Ohio, is Stillspeaking Initiative of the UCC. is a member of the high school support staff and a private tutor at Miami Valley 1972 Christian Academy. Robert Geib, Pleasanton, Calif., is vice president of enterprise solutions for Katja Rall-Koepke, Oak Harbor, Ohio, is the new vice president of general services 1976 TomorrowNow Inc., a third-party provider of software maintenance and support for PeopleSoft products. He is responsible at Cedar Point Amusement Park. She Doug Burdick, Conneaut, Ohio, is a member for sales methodology, operations, training, oversees the areas of human resources, of Bridge Street Brass, a local brass ensemble systems, processes, channels, recruiting purchasing, linen services, wardrobe, security that plays at local schools, senior centers and and sales partnerships. He has more than and safety. She has worked at Cedar Point other community locations. 17 years in the IT industry. for three decades. Holland Simmons Miller, Lilburn, Ga., was recently named 2005 Teacher of the Year at 1978 1991 Lakeside High School in Atlanta. She teaches Dr. Matthew G. Garoufalis, Naperville, Ill., Phyllis Soller, Marysville, Ohio, is the analysis, algebra and calculus. a podiatric physician, was recently inducted chairperson for the American Cancer into the National Academies of Practice as Society’s Relay for Life of Union County. Jane Camerer Rowe, Parma, Ohio, began a a Distinguished Practitioner. With practices In her career as the director of operations virtual ofﬁce business in July 2003. The vir- in Chicago and Hinsdale, Ill., he is board of Milcrest Nursing Center, Phyllis works tual ofﬁce alleviates the very small business certiﬁed by the American Board of Podiatric with cancer patients and survivors. She was from many everyday administrative tasks, Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric prompted to chair the Relay for Life by a allowing them to pursue other goals. Orthopedics and primary Podiatric Medicine, nephew who survived a brain tumor at age 8. of which he is a member of the board. 1974 Matt is a noted author and internationally 1992 known lecturer on topics dealing with Mary Lou Unger Reiman, Massillon, Ohio, surgery, diabetic foot and wound care, laser Nancy Petruno McMinn, Alpharetta, Ga., has been teaching for 30 years. technology and practice management. is the vice president of marketing for Boyer He is involved in several podiatric residency- Product Solutions. She is also owner/ teaching programs in the Chicago area. managing partner of her own marketing consulting ﬁrm, The Reslan Group Inc. She D. Anne Rickenbacher Millett, Branson, and her husband, David, have a son, Blake. Mo., recently played the part of Mrs. Fezziwig at Silver Dollar City’s production of “A Dickens Christmas Carol” in Branson. Bulletin 19 1993 paralegal seminars and is an adjunct faculty member of the Capital University Law School Paralegal Program. Alicia Fogal, Cleveland, became licensed as a physical therapy assistant in August 2003. She has joined the physical rehab staff of 1997 Kindred Hospital, a long-term acute care facility. Alicia previously worked for Chase and Kristy Shanbrom Meyer, ’99, NovaCare Rehabilitation’s outpatient facility. have returned to the states from Australia and now live in Upper Arlington, Ohio. Kimberly Sarchione, Mount Pleasant, S.C., Kristy received her master’s degree in natural had her home featured in a cover story resource management in October 2003. 1999 of Country Decorating Ideas, a national magazine. Kim also is performing with an improve troupe in Charleston called “Improv Smackdown.” Brian Fawcett, Waterville, Ohio, has joined McManus named 1995 KeyBank as a relationship manager, based in Sylvania. He earned a master’s degree in to Westﬁeld Board organizational leadership from the University Ed Burns, Cincinnati, was ordained a priest of Findlay. Heidelberg Trustee Roger McManus, ’76, 2000 of Westﬁeld Center, Ohio, was recently on May 22 in St. Peter in Chains Cathedral elected to the board of directors of in Cincinnati. He’s serving as associate pastor Westﬁeld Insurance. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Cincinnati. Cousins Jeff Scott, ’99, and Roger serves as the president of Westﬁeld Brian Scott, ’04, attended Ed’s ordination. Greg McMaster, Green Springs, Ohio, Insurance, a leading regional insurance is the national sales person for treated fence group. He has spent his entire insurance John Engler, Liberty Center, Ohio, earned products for Midwestern Wholesalers. career with the company, beginning as His wife, Jennifer Alley, ’00, is the the Chartered Financial Consultant designation a trainee following his graduation from administration and teaching director at Heidelberg in 1976. Throughout his from The American College. He is a ﬁnancial associate with Thrivent Financial. Christian Wee-Care Day Care and Preschool. 28-year career, he has held various They have a son, Grant Lee. leadership positions within the company, including executive vice president of administration and senior vice president of information systems, Westﬁeld Life 1996 20 10 and staff operations. Jackie Bivens Dieter, Fremont, Ohio, has been chosen to participate in the National Michelle DiVito Huston, Tifﬁn, is the new Roger currently serves as board director Leadership Development program for higher director of the Tifﬁn Teen Center. She earned for the Insurance Information Institute, education administrators and faculty. her master’s degree in parks, recreation board member of Westﬁeld Financial Co. and tourism resources from West Virginia She is manager of procurement for Owens and a member of the Medina County University. She serves as a tutor at Tifﬁn University Task force. He earned his Community College. Middle School. She is married to Jeff Huston, CPCU designation in 1983. ’01, athletic trainer at Heidelberg. 0 2 02 “I look forward to working with our board of directors as we carry on Westﬁeld’s commitment to service excellence and build on our reputation as an industry leader,” he said. “The accomplishments Kelly Hagenmaier, Fostoria, Ohio, of this company create value for our was the guest speaker at a recent meeting customers and many leading independent of the Toledo Area Aboriginal Research insurance agents.” Katharine Essex (second from left) Society. She presented “Public Archaeology Katharine Essex, Gahanna, Ohio, a paralegal at Fort St. Joseph.” She spoke about the In business for more than 157 years, history of the fort and a program she Westﬁeld Insurance provides commercial at Hahn, Loeser and Parks LLP, received the second annual John W. McCormac Award developed to help junior high students and personal insurance and surety services and adults learn archaeological methods. to customers in 27 states. for Outstanding Service to the Paralegal Profession. In addition to her membership She is studying archaeology in graduate in national and statewide paralegal school at Western Michigan University. associations, she is a frequent speaker at 20 Bulletin 2003 0 Children’s Hospital of Akron in the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory as the 20 1 senior technologist. Robert is a senior Registered nurse Donna McPeek, Sandusky, medical technologist at the Children’s Hospital Shannon Marie Decker married Thomas Ohio, is the Nurse Manager of Skilled of Akron. They reside in Mogadore, Ohio. Jefferson Turner on Aug. 21, 2004. Nursing and Rehabilitation at Firelands Shannon works as a third grade teacher Regional Medical Center in Sandusky. Ryan Wason, Tifﬁn, recently directed 1996 at Ellis Elementary School and Thomas is employed at A. Schulman Inc. The couple resides in Bellevue, Ohio. a series of one-acts at Calvert High School Shannan Bowen married Steven Sopko on Oct. 19, 2002. Shannan works as a certiﬁed in Tifﬁn. Students performed “Once Upon a Beginning,” “Breaking Up is Hard to Do” and “The Fifteen Minute Hamlet.” athletic trainer and Steve is employed as a second shift production supervisor at USG 0 2 02 Interiors. The couple resides in Elyria, Ohio. Howard A. Brant married Melinda Dials 20 04 1998 on Oct. 2, 2004. Howard is a training coordinator for Cintas and Melinda is a new model buyer for Honda. They reside in Rachael Huffman, Lima, Ohio, has been Hilliard, Ohio. inducted into the Manchester Who’s Who Tricia Fischer married Tim Luck on Aug. Executive and Professional Registry. 28, 2004. Alumni in the wedding were Erin Nichole Comer married Jason Michael She is a process quality control technician Jennifer Kruse, Shelley Bird and Emily Perry on Oct. 23, 2004. Erin is employed as a of Fort Amanda Specialties. Ashba, all ’97. Tricia is a brand manager kindergarten teacher at Fremont Sacred Heart for Birkenstock USA and Tim is a sales and Jason works as an electrical engineer at Angela Murphy has accepted a position as manager for Recycled Greeting. They reside Matrix Technologies in Maumee. The couple event planner for Tech Data, a Fortune 500 in Penngrove, Calif. resides in Tifﬁn, Ohio. company in Tampa, Fla. Laurie Hovater married Jason Meadows Erik Schreck married Nicole Filibeck in on Nov. 27, 2004. Laurie works as WGAR- August 2004. Erik is employed with Trihealth Ryan Yocum, Plain City, Ohio, is the sports FM’s morning news personality and Jason is as a ﬁtness center manager for YWCA. The editor for The Madison Press and its weekly a Parma foundry worker in the Marine Corps couple resides in Cincinnati, Ohio. newspapers, the Plain City Advocate, The Reserves. The couple resides in Parma, Ohio. Mechanicsburg Telegram and the Mount Sterling Tribune. Tiffany Lynn Szabo married Dale Leslie Stacie Meeks married Darrell Black on May Moore on Oct. 11, 2004. Tiffany is employed 25, 2003. Alumni in the wedding included by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer William Yount, Galena, Ohio, has been matron of honor Krista (Carr) Biondi, ’97, commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. District and Dale is employed by Trushel and maid of honor Jamie Caporini, ’97. Excavating. They reside in Aurora, Ohio. Army after successfully completing the Army Stacie is a service coordinator for the 2003 ROTC program. Franklin County Board of MR/DD and Darrell works for Schneider National. 2005 The couple resides in Grove City, Ohio. 1999 David Hartley married Shawn Jividen on Feb. 14, 2005. Jodi Naylor has accepted a position with WCMH in Columbus in the station’s Julie Wagner married Eric Babcock on engineering department. She works in the Luke Zarges married Michelle Cree, ’00, Sept. 11, 2004. Alumni in the wedding were control room as a camera person, technical on May 26, 2001. Alumni in the wedding bridesmaids Julia Harr, ’03, and Corey director and director of the news. included bridesmaids Sara Collins, ’02, Saurer, ’03, and groomsman Brian Scott, Amanda Maxwell, ’00, Ken Keller, ’98 ’04. Julie is a kindergarten teacher and Eric and groomsmen Tony Swanagan, ’02, works at Mullinex Ford. They reside in ALUMNI eddings Eric Fellers, ’99, and Brian Rothrock, ’97. W Alumni in attendance were Dave and Lakewood, Ohio. 1993 Heather (Zuro) Heller, ’95, Kirsten (Badden) Coffman, ’96, Pamela (Baker) Barrier, ’97, John Lahoski, ’98, 20 04 Scott Perhacs, ’98, Deanna Schubach, ’99, Amanda Baranovich married Sean Duffy Lisa M. Wilkes married Robert Ruggles Jeff Scott, ’99 and Matt Mapus, ’00. Luke on June 12, 2004. Amanda is attending in March 2003. They are parents of Jenny works for Hudson Fire and EMS and graduate school at Kent State University Morgan Reynolds, 6, and Rachel Renee, 8 Michelle is employed with Springﬁeld months. Since 1999, Lisa has worked at the Local Schools. They reside in Stow, Ohio. Bulletin 21 1995 1937 and Sean works as a systems test analyst for Notify Technology. They reside in Salem, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. David (Aimee Dieffenbacher) Jack G. Murphy, Grand Rapids, Mich., Zac W. Reer married Lisa M. Gfell on July Gilbert, Geneva, Ohio, a son, Tristen Judson, died Nov. 29, 2004. While a student, 24, 2004. Zac is employed with the born June 7, 2004. he participated in the Men’s Chorale Group, Monroeville School District and Lisa works numerous plays and was head cheerleader. at the Fisher-Titus Medical Center. Mr. and Mrs. David (Carrie Steingass) He worked for Warren Telephone Co. as The couple resides in Monroeville, Ohio. Hosack, Medina, Ohio, a daughter, Kendra director of accounting. Jack enlisted in the Jane, born Dec. 8, 2004. She joins siblings Army in 1943 and achieved the rank of Ruthanne, 4, and Derek, 2. warrant ofﬁcer in the auditing department. ALUMNIBirths During this time, he was awarded the 1996 American Theatre Ribbon and Victory Medal. 1988 After the war, he returned to the Warren Telephone Co. before serving as an internal Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy (Kirsten Baden) auditor for Transamerican Freight Lines, Inc. Coffman, Deﬁance, Ohio, a daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Gregory (Beth Roth) Gerber, Aleigha Joelle, born Feb. 7, 2004. He is survived by his wife, June; his Richﬁeld, Ohio, a son, Samuel Edward, born children, Lynn Jennings and Richard; three 1997 March 20, 2004. He joins siblings David, 7, grandchildren; and a sister, Arlene Sterling. Anna, 5, and Margaret, 2. 1990 Mr. and Mrs. Steve (Cindy Kempf) Suter, Bellville, Ohio, a son, Walker, born March 1942 22, 2004. He joins siblings Lauren, 3 Karl E. Sommerlatte, Indialantic, Fla., died Mr. and Mrs. Steven Taylor, Lanham, Md., and Riley, 2. Jan. 24, 2005. He served as a Naval Ofﬁcer a son, Jack Ryberg, born Sept. 7, 2004. 1998 in World War II as an American diplomat in 1992 the Middle East and China. Karl was also in charge of the American Embassy in Moscow in the USSR during the late ’60s and ’70s. Mr. and Mrs. Chris ’01 (Pamela Fouts) He later became the vice president of invest- Mr. and Mrs. Brian Geduldig, Mentor, Ohio, Stratford, Pataskala, Ohio, a son, Maxwell ments at Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc. until his a son, John “Jack” Brian, born Aug. 19, 2004. Christian, born Oct. 7, 2004. retirement a couple of years ago. He joins sisters Elizabeth, 6; Anna, 4, 1999 and Sara, 2. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn “Kay” Zartman, ’45; a son, Robert; Mr. and Mrs. David (Nancy Petruno) children Donald, ’75, and James Wilson and McMinn, Alpharetta, Ga., a son, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sooy, Old Fort, Ohio, Mary Jo Zuccarello; one grandson and seven Blake David, born July 7, 2004. a son, Clayton Michael, born Jan. 18, 2005. step-grandchildren. 1993 1947 Mr. and Mrs. Ed (Jennifer Plisky) Divish, 2000 Redondo Beach, Calif., a daughter, Nicole Margaret Bock Phillips, Berlin Heights, Mr. and Mrs. Greg (Jennifer Alley) Catherine, born June 5, 2004. Ohio, died Dec. 5, 2004. Following McMaster, Green Springs, Ohio, a son, Grant Lee, born Aug. 25, 2003. graduation, she taught home economics Mr. and Mrs. Sean Joyce, Tifﬁn, Ohio, for two years, worked as home demonstration a daughter Margaret “Maggie” Gayle, agent in Erie County for two years, then born Dec. 13, 2004. married and raised ﬁve children on the Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Lisa M. Wilkes) ALUMNIDeaths family’s fruit farm. She served as church organist for 52 years and was active in other 1931 Ruggles, Mogadore, Ohio, a daughter, church activities. Rachel Renee, born June 21, 2004. She joins Jenny Morgan Reynolds, 6. She is survived by sons William, Thomas, Paul and Brad; a daughter, Barbara; ﬁve Dorothy Walther Flatter, Homewood, grandchildren and a sister, Esther. Ill., died Nov. 2, 2004. She is survived by a daughter, Marilyn Mulling. 22 Bulletin 1965 19 48 We have received word that Gladys Krueger Beverly Craft Thoren, Mullica Township, Burgess, Cleveland, died Dec. 30, 2004. N.J., died Jan. 25, 2005. She had taught fourth grade in the Mullica Township school Kenneth J. Warren, Bothell, Wash., system for 25 years, receiving the Teacher died Oct. 24, 2004. He served in both the of the Year award in 1987. She served Marines and the Navy during World War II. as co-chair of the Mullica Bicentennial Committee in 1976 and had served as a Girl Tamie Myers, ’85 (right), accepts award Thereafter, he was employed in sales. Scout leader. While at Heidelberg, she was from Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (left). Kenneth is survived by his wife, Lois, a founding member of Delta Sigma Chi. sons Pete and Lee and four grandsons. Sandusky, Ohio, Fire Department She is survived by her husband, Daniel, Battalion Chief Tamie Myers, class We have received word of the death of Bess ’66, a daughter, Caroline; a son, Matthew; of ’85, was recently successful in her Wood, Berryville, Va. She is survived by her a granddaughter; her mother, June; two brothers, Steven and George; and many bid to secure a 2004 Assistance to daughter, Becky. Fireﬁghters Grant for $258,671 for the nieces and nephews. 1949 purchase of new self-contained breathing 1973 apparatus for the department. The grant program, administered by We have received word of the death of Shawn Kenney, Canal Fulton, Ohio, died Marion Schaefer Taylor, Fort Myers, in November 2004. He was a lawyer in a the Department of Homeland Security, Fla., who died Jan. 15, 2005. private practice at the time of his death. He distributes $750 million each year to was Canal Fulton’s law director for 13 years ﬁre departments across the U.S. through 1951 prior to winning the mayoral post in 2000. a competitive application process. From 1978-1983, Shawn was Ohio assistant The federal share of $232,804 – the city attorney general. In 1982-1983, he was also is required to provide a 10 percent match Barbara Jo Evans, Akron, Ohio, died Nov. assistant prosecutor for Massillon as well 22, 2004. She was employed by the Akron as Canal Fulton. of the total award – was presented to ﬁre Public School District for 24 years, specializing department administrators Sept. 1 by U.S. in physical education and team coaching. Shawn is survived by his companion, Connie; Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo. a brother, Kevin; a sister, Mara; and a niece. She is survived by her brother, Alfred Evans, Myers reports the funds will be used to and sister, Ellen Weber. purchase 38 new SCBA, a compressor/ 1955 ALUMNIClass Notes Info cascade/ﬁll station and accessories for the units. The department began receiving the new personal protective equipment David Charles Hottman, Madison, Wis., Alumni news in this issue includes items in February and should receive all the died Jan. 2, 2005. He retired in 1998 submitted through February 2005. All news sent following that date will be published units by August. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison School of Music after 32 years of teaching in the summer issue. voice and vocal literature. He then became Myers credits her Heidelberg liberal arts professor emeritus of music. David was education “with providing me the research active in more than 40 opera productions, and writing tools necessary to complete the Madison Opera, “Opera Seen” — now the successful grant application.” She opera for the young, the Capitol City Band, also pointed to English professor Dr. Ruth church choir and the Wisconsin Chapter of Wahlstrom for sharpening her writing the National Association of Teachers Singing. In the mid-’60s, Nedra Thompson Gfell skills. “Ruth is as much responsible for accompanied him in the Firelands Chorus the Sandusky Fire Department getting the Christmas Concert. new SCBA as I am.” For comments or questions regarding the David is survived by his sister, Jean, Alumni Class Notes section please call and a niece and nephew. 1.419.448.2028. Bulletin 23 Alumni Directory Update Re-engage with the Berg By now, all alumni should have received Heidelberg alumni looking for a great way to get their questionnaire, either by mail or electronically, involved with their alma mater have the opportunity to join to update information to be included in the 2005 one of three new regional alumni chapters. edition of the Heidelberg Alumni Directory. Three new chapters – in Columbus, Cincinnati and To be included in the directory, updates will Chicago – are attempting to get off the ground and are need to be received by mid-June, according to receiving nurturing from the Ofﬁce of Alumni Relations, Sarah Balas, director of Alumni Relations. Those said Sarah Balas, director of Alumni Relations. who haven’t responded to the ﬁrst questionnaire Alumni leadership has been identiﬁed in each of the will be contacted by telephone, followed by post three geographic areas, and alumni residing nearby should card and email reminders. be receiving phone calls soon. “We hope that when our “We really encourage everyone to participate,” alumni are called to action, they respond positively,” Balas Balas said. “This is a great way for Heidelberg said. “The success of the chapters relies on the alumni in alumni to make links with each other and receive those areas.” information about the college.” She noted that Balas said the goal is for the chapters to serve as a only alumni who respond to the survey will be resource in their areas for prospective students and recent included in the directory. graduates, as a support network for one another and as a While the directory serves as an excellent liaison between the alumni in those areas and the college. way for alumni to keep in touch with their “This is a great way to re-engage with Heidelberg classmates, information that is supplied through and to stay involved with the life of the college,” Balas said. secure links also is used by the college to keep “As alumni, we are all stakeholders in the college’s success.” alumni engaged with the college, Balas said. Once formed, each alumni chapter would plan its own The directory, to be available in November, social events and perhaps participate in service projects will index alumni alphabetically by name, career, and educational events. class year and state of residence. Family and For those chapters just being formed, the following employment information, as well as contact alumni are volunteering as leaders: information, is included. Those who reply after July 1 can’t be guaranteed inclusion in the book, l Chicago – Cher Mruczek-Sharp, class of ’79 Balas said. l Cincinnati – Torrance and Mandy Alumni will be offered the opportunity (Spielvogle) Powell, classes of to order a directory when the publishing ’99 and ’00 l Columbus – Rev. Ralph and Sue (Beggs) company calls. Costs are as follows: soft cover directory, $69.99; hard cover, $79.99; CD-ROM, Quell horst, classes of ’59 and ’60, $79.99; combination soft cover and CD-ROM, Kinsley Nyce, ’74, Missy (Harrison) Fazekas, $89.99; and combination hard cover and class of ’02, and Erin (Doran) Salzer, CD-ROM, $99.99. class of ’02 . Balas said she expects to initiate alumni chapters First Annual Thank-a-thon in the Buffalo-Rochester, N.Y., area, Washington, D.C., and Cleveland in 2006. In the weeks to come, loyal donors to Anyone who would like to get involved in their area Heidelberg will listen to their answering machine can call the Alumni Relations Ofﬁce at (419) 448-2028 and hear a young voice saying. “Thank you or email firstname.lastname@example.org. for helping Heidelberg College give me a great education.” Or perhaps the phone call will catch a donor at home between appointments, and they will ﬁnd themselves talking with an enthusiastic Heidelberg student who will personally thank them for HELP US! their generosity. This is all part of the ﬁrst annual The Alumni Ofﬁce is looking for addresses of several Heidelberg Fund Thank-a-thon organized to alumni. Can you help us? For a list go to the alumni section thank alumni who contribute to The Berg. of the college’s web site. 24 Bulletin Sharp leads class in planned giving project Outhouses burned. May queens reigned. Beanies were doffed as Heidelberg’s incoming Class of ’57 kow-towed to upperclassmen who showed how to become big men and women on campus. Four decades later, the Class of ’57 shows it learned the lesson well. Inspired by Class President Dave Sharp, the Class of ’57, has taken the lead in a unique fundraising drive designed to support Heidelberg through planned giving. Dave, a development ofﬁcer for the Boy Scouts of America for more than four decades, challenged his classmates at their 40th reunion in 1997. Knowing leaders should ask only that which they personally are willing to do, Dave and his wife, Deane, committed to leave Heidelberg a bequest of at least $10,000. He asked the Class of ’57 to join them in supporting 54 ’ Heidelberg through bequests and other planned gifts. Dave’s goal – designed to be realized by the time the class celebrates its 50th anniversary – would be the largest-ever class gift. A year ago, Dave stepped up the pace. Armed with a career’s worth of knowledge about fundraising and a deep love of Heidelberg, he worked with Jennifer Bacon Miller, director of legacy gifts, to survey his classmates about their intentions. Dave’s letter featured one of his favorite quotes: “The two best Way to go, Class of ’ 54 times to plant a tree are 30 years ago and now.” He knows that commitments made now, in the form of bequests, charitable Heidelberg’s Class of ’54 has trusts, gift annuities and other long-term arrangements, will help a reason to be proud. The class raised make Heidelberg’s future secure. Not surprisingly, his efforts more than $30,000 for the restoration already have borne fruit – which could bring the college more of the Rickly Chapel windows and than half a million dollars. lighting that highlights the windows A number of ’57 graduates already have responded with at night. George Freeman, who chaired inquiries or pledges. Those who gave written notice of their the class’ fund-raising drive, reports the ﬁnalized plans have been asked to join The Heidelberg Heritage 12th rehabilitated stained glass window Society, which honors long-term donors to the college. “My is in place on the second ﬂoor, along years of experience in the public sector have taught me that no with nine on the third ﬂoor. Eight of the ‘not-for-proﬁt’ organization will be able to continue to provide window sashes also had to be replaced. high-quality services in the future without a strong endowment The class purchased four dusk- fund,” Dave said. to-dawn lights for the second ﬂoor Spurred on Dave’s enthusiasm, his classmates have become facing Greenﬁeld Street. Additionally, leaders as well. His challenge to them has become their challenge a dark background has been installed to urge other classes to join the effort to ensure the ’Berg’s future. beneath the plaque in the College Hall In three years, the Class of ’57 will process into Alumni entranceway across from Founders Weekend behind their banner which proclaims “Forward Ever Hall, making the narrative more – Backward Never.” If their planned giving commitments easily readable. continue to rise, the Class of ’57 may well take a huge step George says he hopes his class’s forward by setting a record for a 50-year class gift unrivalled fund-raising success will stand as an in Heidelberg’s history. example for future reunion classes to Only one thing would make Dave Sharp happier: to see follow, or better yet, surpass. that record broken, year after year, providing Heidelberg with a strengthened endowment fund which is so vital to its future. w Bulletin 25 calendar of events June 23 Heritage Society Dinner 24-26 Alumni Weekend August 11 Athletes arrive 22 International students arrive 25 New Student assembly 29 Classes begin September 16 Fellows Day 16 Alumni Weekend 2006 Kickoff meeting October As part of the ﬁrst Presidential Fellows seminar and retreat in April, Heidelberg faculty gave presentations and answered questions about their ﬁelds during small 1 Homecoming group presentations designed to give Fellows members an inside look at the 2 Alumni Council meeting quality learning environment their donations help provide. Here, anthropology 27-29 Board of Trustees meeting professor Dr. David Bush (center) looks over material in the archaeology lab with Dr. Ernest Hammel, ’62, and his wife, Martha Hertzer Hammel, ’63. The Ofﬁce of Alumni Relations Parent/Guardian: If the addressee is no longer residing Non-Proﬁt Heidelberg College at this address, please pass along the new mailing Organization 310 E. Market Street address by letter, telephone or e-mail. Thank you. U.S. Postage Tifﬁn, Ohio 44883-2462 PAID Heidelberg College is an afﬁrmative action, equal opportunity Address Service Requested Permit No. 57 institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, Tifﬁn, OH national or ethnic origin, religion, age, political afﬁliation, socioeconomic status, sex or handicap.