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Spring 1988, Vol. 6, N o . 2
Features Academic Celebration: A generous diversity of ideas was packed into the two-and-a-half day "celebration of the mind" during January . . . 2 Faculty Focus: Erisman: Not many Americans visit Cuba these days, but one of our own is a friend and visitor to that Caribbean nation. . 6 Lincourt Address: By Matthew J. Clark. The keynote speaker for the Academic Celebration, Dr. John M. Lincourt, shared his perspectives on the role of the medical ethicist in the hospital and in society. . . . . 7 New Lab, A Cook's Delight: By Joanne DeMeo. A fascinating point of interest in the new HRIM wing completed last fall is the least likely to be seen by those of us outside the Department. So Joanne DeMeo gives us a taste of it 8 Artmaking with Tape: By Joseph Pizzat. 'Hurst art professor suggests an unusual medium for visual expression 10 Campus Outreach: Corry/Warren Center: An hour away from Main Campus, Mercyhurst's branch campus has taken several developmental steps this year 12 Campus History: Mercyhurst Grotto: Now that Sullivan Hall is completed, we have a wonderful new view of the structure built by Father Sullivan, the Grotto. Today's construction makes us reflect on yesterday's 12
Chairman of the Board of Trustees James A. Zurn President Dr. William P. Garvey Director of External Affairs Mary Daly '66 Editor Mary Kathleen Kappelt Alumni Editor Tom Dore '81 Sports Editor Bob Shreve Editorial Board Dr. Allan D. Belovarac 73 Dr. Ludlow L. Brown Dr. Marilynn Miller Jewell '48 P. Barry McAndrew Dr. Vivetta G. Petronio '58 Sr. M. Eustace Taylor '29 Contributing Writers Dr. Joseph Pizzat Matthew Clark Joanne DeMeo Joanne Druzak Photography Ed Bernik Lou Caravaglia Greg Chimenti Sandra Wise Robert Lowry Production & Printing Seneca Printing Oil City, Pennsylvania ALUMNI BOARD Officers Michael E. Heller, C.P.A. 79, President Lance J. Lavrinc '83, Vice President Joan Kostolansky Evans, '60, Secretary Directors Helen Clancy Bavisotto, '58, Corning, NY Allan D. Belovarac, Ph.D., 73, Erie, PA Patricia Murphy Bluemle, '58, North Tonowanda, NY John A. Donofrio, JD, 76, Pittsburgh, PA Deborah S. Duda, 77, Palo Alto, CA Margaret Anne Mooney Emling, '37, Erie, PA Sr. Mary Lawrence Franklin, RSM, '41, Erie, PA H. Daniel Hill, JD, 76, North East, PA Jeff W. Jones, C.P.A., '84, Willoughby, OH Sally C. Carlow Kohler, '51, Erie, PA Thomas P. Richter, 73, Erie, PA Kevin J. Rozich, JD, 79, Johnstown, PA
Departments ON THE HILL: Sister Maura Smith named Superior of the Sisters of Mercy; Eight new President's Associates named in 1987; Businesses donate scholarship money 13 SPORTS: DeMeo resigns; Soccer team received kudos 15 ALUMNI NEWS: Get-togethers; anniversaries 16 CLASS NOTES 17
Cover photo: Ed Bernik Inside back cover photo: Greg Chimenti
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For two and a half days at the end of January, the entire College took a break from classes for this year's Academic Celebration. Dr. Garvey summarized, ''The Celebration really shows the diversity of this institution's interest and shows many dimensions of the College's skills. It shows our commitment for education. It's a classic example of learning for learning's sake. "It shows an academic vitality and interest. It's an exciting and pulsating event and enhances the College's reputation as a center for academic learning."
IDEAS HEARD AT THE ACADEMIC CELEBRATION
There's a huge cost in fixing things that did not go right the first time. When anyone says, "I can't afford quality/' they're overlooking the cost of fixing it later. An "allowable level of defects" is a conventional attitude. Instead, we're striving for error-free output. In the end it is the most cost-effective. Every person needs to feel that he or she can make a difference in the work they do and its effect. 100,000 people work for Xerox, and every single one of them beginning with the top on down takes a six-day leadership course. Telephone complaints are handled entirely by upper level management, including the Chief Executive Officer, who take turns to cover the calls. This duty keeps them tapped into the customers in the most fundamental way. Every link in the chain is a customer. Recognition is a more motivator than reward. powerful
minute? For starters, it is effective for improving cardiovascular conditioning, it increases metabolic rate, it doesn't jar the organs, or further damage injured knees. (Peter Grimaldi, Director ofHamot's Sportsmedicine Center) In a way, the Church at Vatican II was like a person reconciling with his family after a period of estrangement . . . it had withdrawn from the world and taken a superior, defensive posture. [Now] it was a more humble church, a Church willing to acknowledge that its absence from the world was partly its own fault. The Council fathers did, for the first time, move from seeing Protestants as heretics to seeing them as "brothers," though separated. Is the spirit of Vatican II still the spirit of the Church today? Is there still that attitude of humility which is willing to acknowledge that even leaders of the Church can be affected by human faultiness and sin? Is there still that hope for renewal of the Church in response to the modern world? (Frederick Keck, Religious Studies Department, Mercyhurst College) Some people ask, "Do you write for the audience or for yourself?" I am the audience and feel the need to react to my music as I do to others'. The structure of a piece of music is largely a conscious decision, but the subconscious mind is at work as a constant ally. Results are often amazing. A musical gesture is like real love. If it's what you want you know it . . . you need little convincing. Building a style means integrating other music for years, feeding the subconscious mind, building a savings account in the mind of musical vocabularies, gestures to call upon, filtered through your own personality. (Albert Glinsky, Composer-in-Residence, Mercyhurst College) The continuing activity of human covert spies can be illustrated in the 1980's, heralded in the media as "the decade of the spy" by the fact that more such cases had been tried in U. S. Federal Court than at any other time since the early post-World War II period.
(John E. Kelsch, Director of Quality, Xerox International) "Steamed Chicken with Black Mushrooms" takes only a half hour to prepare, and it's delicious and good for you. Unfortunately black mushrooms cost $26 a pound and are nearly impossible to find in Erie. (Harry Wu, Owner, Inn of Double Happiness) Medical ethics issues are generally not the dramatized news events we hear about. Rather they are the day-to-day decisions made in hospitals everywhere. The biggest ethics problem of the computer age is confidentiality. I asked a colleague how many people in a hospital are likely to see a patient's record. He began tabulating, then stopped at 74, Patients' rights and providers' responsibilities give the unfortunate impression that there are no patient responsibilities or providers' rights. (Dr. John M. Lincourt, Preceptor in Biomedical Ethics, Charlotte Memorial Hospital) Why use walking as a form of exercise when it consumes only 3.8 calories per
Industrial spies who believe that they are working for a rival company may very well unknowingly be working for Soviet intelligence. Despite inattention to espionage in criminology, "sub rosa crime" is more expensive than traditional property crime. A recent Pentagon report of a special interagency task force estimates that the Soviet Union alone spends approximately $1.4 billion annually on the theft of Western technology, much available as unclassified documents. (Frank E. Hagan, Criminal Justice Department, Mercyhurst College) In Lake Erie, all catfish are unfit to eat as well as all large lake trout because they are laced with PCB's and chloridane. That's not to say that other fish are safe; they are unstudied and may be just as dangerous. Residents of the Great Lakes area carry a greater body burden of chemicals than people anywhere else in the country; that's why in a New York State study of seventy great horned owls found dead along the lakeshore, all seventy were found to be contaminated. Clearer is not cleaner; just because we've cleaned up the green scummy algae in the Lake doesn't mean there are any fewer toxins. We create a thousand new toxins a year; when this year's thousand get together with last year's thousand, with some of them a new synergy happens and they automatically manufacture brand new chemicals in the environment. I believe we've poisoned ourselves beyond retrievability. (Richard Kubiak, History Department, Mercyhurst College) With this invention, placement of your stereo speakers is not so critical, because sound is sent out 360° around the room. No matter where you stand the sound is perfect. (Michael Ferralli, Physics Department, Mercyhurst College)
Great advances in drama happen during periods of exploration and technological innovation. Film is the most important art medium of the modern age. (Jeffrey Fiske, PhD candidate in Theater History and Criticism, Ohio State University) To be successful, the bayfront needs more than marinas. Not only does the economy need more diversity than boat slips alone can offer, but overloading the bay with private boats is going to devastate the bay's ecosystem. Shipping is fun. People enjoy watching ships pull in and out of the dock. People have always been fascinated by water. They enjoy living near it. So the land along our waterfront is a wonderful real estate bargain. There is a great deal of traffic skirting by Erie every day. The proposed bayfront loop can bring that traffic into the City and make Erie an important link between the Midwest and New England. (Dr. William P. Garvey, President of Mercyhurst College) The stock market crash can be attributed to many factors. One of those factors was technology: the computerized trading of shares with multiple systems and the people operating them. The decrease in the dollar will lead to inflation; there will be a decline in interest rates as well. Retail sales will be down due to cautious consumer spending. (Robert J. Christian, Vice President and Chief Economist, Provident National Bank of Philadelphia) Why is music, especially classical music, such an integral part of our lives? The great composers have captured feelings —love, hate, sadness, grief . . . Classical music exalts and enobles human passion and emotions, expressing for the listener what he himself cannot. (Sam Rotman, Music Department, Mercyhurst College)
Pyrite has been recognized as a natural substance for at least 2000 years. It can be found in nearly every major rock type, and it is commonly found in ore deposits. Yet an understanding of why it occurs in a rock has only recently been the goal of scientific investigations. As the world's need for mineral resources continues to increase, those exploring for new ore reserves must make use of any tool that will assist them in locating ore bodies and understanding their geometries. The systematic variation of pyrite crystal shape has proven potential as one such tool. (Jim Murowchick, Chemistry Department, Mercyhurst College)
The lives of Winnie and Nelson Mandela comprise a uniquely South African love story. Their quest for freedom and human dignity personifies the torturous history of South Africa. Winnie found herself thrust more and more into the limelight and harassed mercilessly by the authorities. The film ["Winnie and Nelson Mandela"] culminates when Winnie, her own house and clinic firebombed, defies her banning order and illegally addresses a mass funeral for youths killed by police . . . As black poet and novelist Alice Walker has remarked, "This film will bruise your heart, dampen your cheeks, and strengthen your soul." Mary Hembrow Snyder, Religious Studies Department, Mercyhurst College)
It is important to separate the "logical wheat" from the "logical chaff," i.e. in being able to distinguish between appeals which rationally establish their conclusions and those which do not. We can place all failures to establish conclusions into four categories: 1) those in which no reasons are given, 2) those in which reasons themselves are questionable, 3) those in which irrelevant reasons are given, and 4) those in which relevant but insufficient reasons are given. (Tom Donahue, Philosophy Department, Mercyhurst College)
Erisman: Working Toward US-Cuban Relations
By Mary Kathleen Despite official policy in Washington under which all diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba have been severed since 1961, the door to that Caribbean country has been opened for Dr. Michael Erisman of our Political Science Department. Now he has been extended further welcome signals from Cuba for another visit soon, most likely to occur this spring. Plans for these visits began to gel after Dr. Erisman delivered a scholarly paper at a conference in New York in 1984. It was heard by officials of the Cuban Mission to the United Nations, who then invited him to visit the island as a guest of the Cuban Government. This occasion and other similar ones have helped Dr. Erisman build associations with Cuban intellectuals and government officials. As a result, he is now included among the small group of American academics, journalists, and officials who receive invitations to Cuba from time to time. The chief purpose of these ongoing activities is to promote increased scholarly exchange between the two countries. In addition the academics are concerned with normalizing relations and discuss various proposals related to achieving that goal. "The process has, however, been complicated by various preconditions that have been imposed by Washington," says Erisman, conditions considered unacceptable to Cuba at this time. Consequently, in the discussions, long-range ideas are more theoretical, dependent as they are on changing political circumstances such as the 1988 American elections. Still, the people with whom he meets are eager to rebuild diplomacy, trade, and other contacts between Cuba and the U.S. Because the U.S government refuses to allow Cuban academics to enter the United States, those meetings must take place in either Cuba or a third country. Last December delegations dedicated to the purposes of increased scholarly exchange and exploration of the possibilities of moving ahead in reestablishing relations convened in Mexico City. Erisman was among them. He had been invited to participate by Dr. Wayne Smith, former head of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, a position equivalent to U.S. Ambassador. In the three-day session, ideas for reconciling differences between the two countries were discussed, new acquaintances were made, and the network among academics became strengthened. Erisman's first visit to Cuba itself took place in April 1987 when he spent a week on the island at the invitation of the Cuban government. He and his hosts (personnel connected with the Department of Studies on the United States, a research institute associated with the University of Havana) discussed various subjects of mutual interest, including Cuba's foreign aid programs. Despite the fact that Cuba is still basically an economically underdeveloped country, it nevertheless sends agronomists, teachers, and technical personnel to other nations, primarily in Africa. And internally, the country is bent on self-improvement. The most noticeable successes of the Revolution, according to Kappelt
Erisman, are improved education and health care. He participated in an extensive tour of hospitals which he terms "beautiful." They have access to modern hospital equipment from Soviet bloc countries. (Although American equipment may be indirectly available to the Cubans through Latin American equipment dealers, unavailability of spare parts makes such purchases unfeasible.) Generally the quality of life in Havana is much better, says Erisman, than that of most other countries in the Caribbean Basin that he has visited. These countries include practically all of the Caribbean islands (especially Trinidad, where Erisman lived for almost 2 years while he served as a Senior Fulbright Fellow at the University of the West Indies) as well as Venezuela and Mexico. In Havana, gone are the extremes of wealth and poverty. Young people and school children are well dressed. There is not the litter, nor the run-down look, nor the massive slums seen so often in other places not so far away. And everyone has access to adequate amounts of subsidized foods.
". . . he is among the small group of American academics, journalists, and officials who receive invitations to Cuba from time to time."
Still there continue to be problems in providing adequate housing for everyone. Public works projects such as the one in the Alamar district outside Havana were built by citizens' brigades, but the need for more housing continues. Another problem still to be solved is urban air pollution. In a country in which electricity is generated by oil, that is a task that will take some doing. The next major project concerning Cuban foreign policy that Erisman will undertake concerns the developmental aid programs that Cuba has initiated to help other Third World countries, particularly in Africa, in their fight against poverty. This is an area, says Erisman, where no Americans have done any in-depth work. Consequently, since education (along with health services and
agronomy) is an area where the Cubans have made a major foreign aid effort, Dr. Erisman will, when he returns to Cuba, be conducting research at an educational facility which serves students who have moved to Cuba from Africa and other parts of the world. The massive complex is located on the Isle of Youth off the coast of Cuba. Erisman's interests focus on four areas: 1) Cuban foreign policy, 2) Caribbean/Central American affairs, 3) the Latin American debt crisis, and 4) U.S. policy toward the Caribbean and Central America, Cuba in particular. These interests date back to Erisman's high school days when he first began studying international politics. By college he had focused on Latin America, the topic of his doctoral dissertation and numerous research projects ever since.
". . . the quality of life in Havana is much better than that of most other countries in the Caribbean basin . . . ."
Currently his fourth book, which he is co-authoring with Anthony T. Bryan, Director of the Institute of International Relations in Trinidad, is being written. It is entitled CARICOM States and South/South Relations: The Pursuit of Post-Dependency Politics and will be published both in the United States and Latin America. His articles have appeared in professional journals in North America as well as in journals published in Chile, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Germany, and England, He has also written chapters in several books.
By Matthew J. Clark "You don't have the luxury of time," he "Ethics should be a vital and integrated stressed. "This opens up the possibility of element in good health care," Dr. John M. error and philosophers don't like errors. Lincourt said during his keynote address at this year's Academic Celebration here at Medication errors occur all the time. The job is complicated and there's just not a lot Mercyhurst. During the 75-minute speech delivered of time." before an audience of about 200 in the Zurn He explained that most of the time, the Recital Hall on Jan. 25, Lincourt explored cases a medical ethicist deals with are not the subject of Medical Ethics and how it earth-shattering. applies to today's health care. He delved "Most of the problems brought to me are into some of the benefits of medical ethics very common, very routine," he said. "I and some of its shortcomings. don't give answers. I suggest some moves; some strategies. Some people really seem According to Lincourt, among the advanto have a feel for ethics without the texttages of having a staff medical ethicist are book knowledge. You have to realize that that it is cost effective and a smart way to every case is not gripping with ethical keep hospitals away from the high cost of dilemmas." lawsuits. "It simply makes good, common yankee Lincourt said he felt that the reason for horsesense," he said. the misunderstandings currently plaguing "Ethics should not be viewed as 'fluff on the doctor-patient relationship is a lack of balance between what the patient feels are the subject of medical science," he said. his rights and what the doctor feels are Lincourt differs from a majority of hers. medical ethicists in that he tries to work directly with the hospital staff; to be right "There's got to be a balance. Patients there when a decision must be reached. shouldn't have all the rights and the "I travel the low road of medicine," he hospital shouldn't have all the said. "I work in the clinic, trying to work responsibility. where the decisions are being made." "People have to be responsible for their Why are people so nervous when it health, too. You have to ask yourself, 'Have comes to having to deal with hospitals and I as a person who is needy of medical care, health care? done enough to avoid risks to my health.' "The hospital can be a very frightening "We (medical ethicists) include a lot of experience," Lincourt offered. "It's very other things when we offer suggestions. alienating. People don't want to lose conThe profession, the hospital; not just the trol, which is something very precious to patients" them. When you go to a hospital, you don't Can you give us a job description? have control." "We think a given situation through, past What makes people feel alienated in a the technical language and give the doctors hospital? and nurses the simplest suggestion that "People are talking in terms that most they can use. If they can't use it, it isn't people don't understand," he said. "There worth a hill of beans." are codes being spoken which only the hospital staff and those who know the Medical ethicists don't always have the jargon can understand" answers, as Lincourt explained in a brief According to Lincourt, medical ethics is interview after the speech. a field which will be in even more demand He recalled a time (there were others, he as the legalities of health care become more noted) when he did not make the best of and more complex. So what does it take ethical decisions. to make it as a medical ethicist? "There was one instance in which a "Some cases we deal with today, you teenaged boy tested HIV positive (he had wouldn't have dreamed of a number of AIDS)," Lincourt remembered. years ago," Lincourt suggested. "The dilemma was whether the hospital A case in point he offered was a situashould tell his parents or he should tell his tion involving artificial insemination for parents. I didn't know his parents. I was two lesbians. very uncomfortable with the situation, and "They were of different race and they I told him I was not confident. wanted a child; a tan child. I'm quite "I decided to let him tell his parents. It convinced that science advancements are turned out he was very scared of the conprobably 10 years ahead of law and sequences of his parents' knowledge, and philosophy. he didn't tell them.. They found out by "To be a medical ethicist, it's not enough themselves later. I didn't handle that one to know just philosophy, you must knowvery well." medicine as well," he said. The title of Lincourt's presentation was Lincourt noted that his job is one of "Ethics Without A Net." He felt that that extreme pressure at times, and mistakes are something that nobody likes to think title was most befitting. about, but everyone involved in the "It really hits the nail on the head," he business of medical ethics knows are a said. "It's not the safest way to make a possibility. living, but it can be very rewarding, too," he concluded.
New Lab, A Cook's Delight
By Joanne DeMeo
Among some in the food service industry, skilled food preparation is considered an art. But Mercyhurst College's Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management Department takes a scientific approach to the culinary arts and has developed a Food Production Lab where students study all aspects of food preparation in an environment conducive to individualized instruction and culinary experimentation. Construction of the HRIM Kitchen, the food production lab, was completed last
visiting some of the top-rated culinary schools in the country, including the Culinary Institute of America, faculty members developed an appropriate design for Mercyhurst's kitchen. Flexibility was a top priority since the HRIM Department has experienced an average annual growth of 20% over the past four years. "Our design is a combination of the best ideas from the kitchens we visited. The Culinary Institute of America has nineteen kitchens alone, and we took
HRIM Student Chris Cuffia (left), a certified pastry chef with the Culinary Institute of America, bak a masterpiece dessert which was enjoyed by all the students and others who attended the Internatio Dinner. Chris is pictured zoith HRIM Chairperson John Wolper. November and was dedicated in December. Members of the Department's Board of Directors, including Richard Keating, President of Keating of Chicago, Inc. and Thomas Martin, President and Chairman of the Board of the Uniflow Manufacturing Company, participated in the dedication ceremony. Located in an expansion wing of Egan Hall, the Food Production Lab sparkles enough to entice even a non-cook to acquire some culinary skills. Offices and classrooms complement the Lab to create a complete facility for the growing HRIM Department. "Our facilities and particularly our Lab are among the most up-to-date of any hotel and restaurant school across the nation," said John Wolper, Director of the Program. HRIM faculty members collaborated on the design and layout of the Lab. After what we believe to be the best from all designs," Wolper explained. Actual blueprints for the Food Production Lab were drawn up by Daryl Georger, Assistant Department Director. Georger is an approved Equipment Design Specialist certified by the National Association of Food Service Equipment Manufacturers. He has served as a consultant in planning layout and design of many restaurants. "We needed to design a lab that would serve the needs of our present students but also had the potential to accommodate the anticipated growth of our program," said Georger. The Food Production Lab serves as both an instructional and production kitchen. The instructional area is used to teach students the skills in food preparation; in the production area, students put their skills to work in planning, preMERCYHURST MAGAZINE
Joanne DeMeo is a free-lance writer and is married to former Laker Coach Tony DeMeo.
paring, and serving meals and banquets. Equipment in the instructional area is set up in four rows, much like rows of desks in a classroom. But instead of desks, each row comprises four range-top burners, griddles, broiler units, work surfaces, and refrigeration chambers. Steam jackets and kettles for making soups alternate with rows of deep fryers. All of the equipment is stainless steel and set on casters to make it easier to keep clean and to lend flexibility to the design. Each row of equipment can accommodate four students at one time. With sixteen students participating in each lab session and six to eight sections of labs scheduled each term, up to 130 students work in the Lab each week. "For safety and in order to give students the maximum amount of attention and greater opportunity for hands-on experience, we keep our lab sessions small. But we are still able to work with a large number of students," John Wolper explained. In the instructional area, space is set aside where chairs can be set up for students to hear lectures and observe demonstrations of culinary techniques. The production area is designed for planning and producing meals and banquets for groups of all sizes. The main line production area includes a chef's unit, steam table, high-powered commercial microwave oven, and refrigeration. Doors by the production area lead to an elegant dining room with windows overlooking the Grotto. In this dining room, students test their skills on diners who gather for meetings or just stop by for lunch. "During the spring semester as part of a lab course called Quantity Foods, students will serve daily lunches in our dining room," Erica Pinto reported. Students will be in charge of all aspects of the lunches, including meal planning, purchasing, food preparation, and service. Pinto will direct the students in this program. "We are planning some excellent luncheon menus such as chicken cordon bleu, and we will not be taking any reservations. Diners, who will be mostly faculty, staff, and students will be served on a firstcome first-served basis," she said. "Prices will be very reasonable. A tempting array of European, Asian, and Latin American dishes replaced the usual evening meal during the opening night of the Cost effectiveness is an important part of what the students will be Academic Celebration. The dishes were prepared and the cafeteria was learning." A third section of special equipment decorated by the students and staff in the HRIM Department working with the College Food Service. and work areas in the Food Production Lab is the baking station. Some of the equipment includes a vertical cutter mixer (a type of powerful food processor that can be used for mixing dough) and a convection oven that works on forced hot air and a fan to move the heat rapidly through the oven. A baker's oven and a proofing box where dough rises are some of the other features. Additional refrigeration is set up in the rear of the Lab. Four large refrigerators were custom-designed and contain storage and serving carts set on casters. Wolper explained that among the most important criteria in designing the Food Production Lab was that it be able to accommodate the ever-growing department and the rapidly changing food service industry. "We stressed mobility of various pieces of equipment because we knew it Dedication of the new HRIM kitchen: Participating in the ribbon-cutting would give us the flexibility for necessary ceremonies were (I to r) Tom Martin, Chairman of the Board of Uniflow; David growth. We also stressed quality of Murphy, Manager of College Relations for Marriott; Dr. David Palmer, Academic equipment and design because we knew Dean of the College; Daryl Georger, Assistant Chairperson of the HRIM Department; we would best serve our students by and Tom Smith, Vice President of Operations for Chautauqua Institution. instructing them in the finest of environments," Wolper explained. SPRING, 1988 9
Artmaking with Tape
By Dr. Joseph Pizzat
Spectra, by the author, tapes with Lucite cube, 12"xl2". Electrician, masking, butcher, bookbinding, cloth, correction, gummed, double-coated, drafting, embossed, foil, shelf, transparent, floral, chart, plastic. This is a partial list of some common and some not-so-ordinary kinds of tapes. Some of them have specific art uses; others have more practical purposes. Many have possibilities for exciting the creative imaginations and aesthetic sensibilities of students and adults of all ages. Adults, whether hobbyists or serious professionals, may find "taping" a means of artistic expression and personal enjoyment. Undergraduate college students have
experienced success with this medium. Junior and senior high school students find using tape both exciting and artistically challenging. Such experiences are also adaptable to special learners, including the gifted and handicapped. Artists have always used specific kinds of tapes for keeping artwork in place or for adhering artworks to backing or as hinges on matts. Today, masking and chart tapes are used by those who work in the minimal, optical or hard-edge approaches in their visual expression. However, there are many possibilities for using tapes in new ways—and there is an increasing
variety of tapes with which to experiment. What is Taping? Taping is a visual and tactile art system using vinyl tapes as the primary medium to produce artistic works. Taping as an art form uses tapes of various colors, cut in different widths, lengths and shapes which are adhered to various surfaces. Commercial vinyl letters and numbers in varying sizes, colors and styles are also used. So are vinyl sheets such as self-adhesive contact rolls. Aesthetic Considerations Tape works may be realistic, abstract or nonobjective. Nature, portraiture and
Taping—a visual and tactile art system using tapes as the primary medium to produce artistic works.
figures may be subject matter. Artworks created in tape utilize some aspects of drawing but cannot be classified as drawing. They make use of color but are not paintings. They are different from both. They may be thought of as surface design but they do not deal with surface only. Tapings may be considered a handcraft or hand art, because like many crafts, one's hands and fingers are the primary implement of execution. These artworks may be two-dimensional or three-dimensional in structure, incorporating actual three dimensional objects such as plastic cubes, as part of the art piece. Since tapings do not fit neatly into other modes of expression, they must be looked at from a different aesthetic frame of reference. Artists using tape may create silent spaces by relating images as positive areas to a ground as negative; distort shapes; use color decoratively; cut bold shapes as simplification of images; produce depth by overlapping single layers and/or multi-layers of lines and/or shapes; and juxtapose opaque tapes to create a new dimension. Materials and Tools Tape can be adhered to a variety of surfaces, including: canvas, canvasboard, glass, plexiglass, plastic sheets, melamine and marlite-covered masonite, mirrors and other reflective surfaces. Other possibilities are poster and matt boards, papers and ceramic or vinyl tiles. Tools include: scissors, tweezers, knives, stencil cutters, compasses, razor blades, paper punches, T-squares, triangles and French curves. Glasses, plates and bowls may be used as templates for larger circles and shapes. A large piece of quarter-inch glass may be used as a cutting surface. Conclusion All art media possess limitations. Some artists through their own imagination, intuition and inventiveness continually seek the outer limits of a given medium. The taping approach for artistic expression can be satisfying aesthetically and emotionally. Explorations and experimentations in this media may extend the creative horizons and sensibilities of a wide range of students and artists. Author: Joseph Pizzat is a Professor of Art at Mercyhurst College.
Self-Portrait, by Steve Schuschu, contact paper and tape on canvas. (Reprinted with permission from Arts and Activities, October, 1985)
SPRING, 1988 11
Campus Outreach: Corry/Warren Center
hen Mercyhurst's Corry-Warren Center opened in 1981, most of its 45 enrollees attended on a part-time basis. In 1987, more than 200 individuals took courses at Corry-Warren, and many of them are full-time students at the College. Some commute and take courses at all three locations—Erie, Corry, and Warren.
Campus History: The Grotto
of a sum of money left over from their voyage. On counting it, they saw that there was sufficient to erect a Lourdes Grotto, and their Superior having given the necessary leave, preparations were soon under way. At that time, Rev. William Sullivan was Chaplain of Mercyhurst College. To him all credit is due for the work, for having learned of the desire for a Grotto, he offered to assume charge of its erection. With the aid of a stone cutter, he collected boulders from various parts of Mercyhurst acreage, boulders that had lain there for centuries. Plans were made, the boulders cut, and before long the much-desired Grotto began to take shape. The spot selected for it was on a hillside with a natural stream of water running below. In a few weeks the stone work was completed, a lawn began to appear, and many beautiful evergreen trees were planted. The stream must be crossed, hence a bridge was built, and painted white. Everything was ready except the statues of Our Lady and Bernadette. These last were presented by Mrs. James O'Neil in honor of her daughter, Mary. As the Grotto is in a secluded spot, there may nearly always be found some one there devoutly reciting the Rosary. Shortly after its completion, an old German woman came upon it one day. She knelt and prayed devoutly, and came to say her rosary every day after that. It was a pleasant sight to see her leaning on her cane and walking through the fields to pray, always ending with a German hymn in a none too musical voice, yet I am certain it must have been dear to the heart of our Lady. Finally, the Sisters noticed that the dear old woman had ceased her visits, and they learned that God had called her to Himself. What a reward was awaiting her for the many pilgrimages she had made daily from her home far in the city. Mother M. Xavier O'Neil 1932.
isters Xavier and Regis, having returned from a visit to their brother Mr. James O'Neil, of Southern France, found themselves possessed
Mercyhurst's Corry Center The 1987 Corry-Warren enrollment included large numbers of non-traditional, older, working, and evening students, as well as a growing number of traditional 18-22 year olds. This important balanced mix of traditional and non-traditional students gives the Center its unique educational and social character. It is common for strong friendships to form between students a generation, or sometimes even two generations, apart. Several motherdaughter combinations attend regularly, and a common sight in the student lounge might include a teenager and a grandfather mulling over their homework together. Dean of the Center, Dr. Timothy Wise, noted recently that more than 600 individuals have been enrolled since 1981. Dr. Wise said, "Although most classes are given during evenings and weekends, we can expect that additional classes will be offered in more traditional time slots in the future as traditional age enrollment increases." The campus has a comfortable, collegial
look. Right now, more and more students are studying and socializing on campus. The main building, a formal brick colonial, with a white columned portico, fronts out on the square, city park, with its 1890'sstyle six-sided bandstand, cannons, and statues. One of the students' favorite gathering spots is the Reading/Resource Room on the second floor. Another is the Computer Center with its eight new IBM-PC-XT clones. Many college-related meetings, both business and social, take place at the Corrian Hotel next door—a five-story federalist structure dating from the 1920's. The Center's neighbors surrounding the park are many of the city's professionals, including physicians, attorneys, optometrists, dentists, and related specialists. With the recent acquisition of the "Elston Property" (formerly a large, turnof-the-century Victorian home) next door to the Center, the computer lab as well as faculty offices, Student Government office,
student lounge and additional seminar classrooms are now ready and in use. Long-range plans call for the building to house also a library and computer/ technology center. In the main building, a bookstore opened this fall. And more classes are being offered. Among them, HRIM courses are being given for the first time. And for students taking coursework in Erie or Warren, a new 12-passenger van makes daily rounds to those locations. As this growth continues, Wise is committed to tying Corry to the Main Campus more closely. It's a necessary goal, he says, because many students from the Center move to the Main Campus to finish their programs of study. With its formal town square and authentic period architecture, many have said that Corry has all the necessary elements of a classic college town—except a college. It is apparent to the visitor that the Mercyhurst Corry Center is becoming that element.
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Sister Maura Smith Named Superior
Sister Maura Smith, RSM Sister Maura Smith, RSM ('48) was elected the 37th superior of the Sisters of Mercy of Erie and was installed in that office on June 6, 1987 by Bishop Michael J. Murphy of Erie. A native of East Aurora, NY, Sister Maura holds a doctorate in curriculum and instruction and in science education from the University of Florida, a master's degree
in biology from the Catholic University of America and her bachelor of arts from Mercyhurst College. Early in her career, Sister Maura taught in parochial schools in the Erie and Pittsburgh dioceses. In 1970, she joined the faculty at Mercyhurst College and, while there, served as director of secondary education and founding director of environmental studies. She also chaired two task forces that introduced new curricula at the college. Sister Maura also spearheaded the development of the 75-acre tract from East 38th to East Grandview Blvd. into a coordinated resource for lifelong learning. She put the seven educational components on the Sisters of Mercy campus into a network of learning experiences for people of all ages from pre-schoolers to senior citizens under the umbrella of the Continuum of Learning. In 1977, Sister Maura was named the principal of Mercyhurst Preparatory School and she served in that position for ten years. Under her academic leadership, the enrollment at the school doubled and the curriculum was expanded to include a strong emphasis on the creative arts. Most recently the school strengthened its academic program by becoming one of only two Catholic high schools in the United States to be accepted into the prestigious International Baccalaureate
Program headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Sister Maura is a member of the Board of Trustees of Mercyhurst College, the Board of Corporators of St. Vincent Health Center, the Boards of Directors of DuBois Regional Medical Center, Mercy Terrace Apartments and Stairways, Inc. of Erie, and a member of the planning and allocation committee of the United Way of Erie County. She is also a member of the national board of directors of the Mercy Secondary Education Association, a regional associate of the National Catholic Education Association and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. In addition she now serves as a member of the governing board of the Federation of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and in the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Sister Maura indicated that "she welcomes the challenge of leading the Sisters of Mercy for the next four years as we move toward the 21st Century." In addition she said, "Mercyhurst College has always been special to me, as a student, a faculty member and a trustee. I look forward to working more closely with Dr. Garvey and the Board of Trustees in my role as Superior of the Sisters of Mercy."
President's Associates Named During 1987
Robert M. Eisert, President, Energy Division, Zurn Industries, Inc.
Rev. Jon S. Goshay, Pastor, St. fames African Methodist Episcopal Church of Erie
Corrine S. Halperin '80, Executive Director, Randall K. Kimmel, Vice President and Secretary, Kimmel Pontiac, Inc. of Erie NWPA Area Labor Management Council
Mary Ellen Dahlkemper Razanauskas 73, Thomas J. Roche, Executive Vice President, Vice President of Human Resources, Joseph Erie Plastics Corporation B. Dahlkemper Company, Inc.
Marlene Ann Smith 73, Supervisor of Erie County Adult Probation
Raymond G Weber, Retired Executive Director and Secretary, Manufacturers Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania
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The GE Foundation has provided a $50,000 grant to support students and operations of the mercyhurst College Career Institute. Currently receiving tuition support as a result of the gift are David Sasso (left), Craig Sharrer (center right), and Joyce Marsh (right), pictured with Frank J. Corapi, Placement Coordinator for MCCL Representatives from the Wolves Club of Erie presented $50,000 to the College last month to be used for scholarships for deserving students, the first ofwhich will be awarded in the fall to Erie County residents graduating in the upper fourth of their class and entering any undergraduate degree program at Mercyhurst. Pictured with President Garvey are Charles A. Catania (I), Chairman of the Wolves' National Scholarship Committee; John R. Falcone, Esq., Chairman of the Endowment Committee; and Charles D. Buzzanco (r), President of Wolves Club of Erie, Den VIII, P.O. Box244; Erie, PA 16509.
The Dr. Florence L. Burger Scholarship will become available to deserving Mercyhurst students beginning this fall. The $82,000 scholarship bequest is a gift of the estate of Florence L. Burger, a Mercyhurst faculty member from 1957 to 1962. The available amount of the scholarship assistance each year will be determined by the amount of annual interest derived. Dr. Garvey, commenting on the gift, noted that education and service to others were focal points of Burger's life, particularly to students. With her bequest, that education and service continue. (Photo courtesy of George H. Benson.)
General Mills Restaurants, Inc. has given two $500 scholarships this year to HRIM students. One of the scholarship recipients, Joyce Jolin, is pictured here with John Wolper, HRIM Department Chairperson (left); Bob Dumchus, Area Supervisor for York s Restaurants (2nd from right); and Jim Pish, General Mills Management Recruiter (right). The other scholarship recipient, not pictured, is junior Pat Botwright. 14 MERCYHURST MAGAZINE
By Bob Shreve
Demeo Announces Resignation
Mercyhurst College football coach Tony DeMeo has announced his resignation. DeMeo is leaving Mercyhurst to assume the duties of offensive coordinator at Temple University. "This will give me the opportunity to work with the multiple option offense at the major college l e v e l / ' explained DeMeo. 'Til be working with a sharp offensive coach in Bruce Arians. He is one of the best offensive minds I've ever been around. I look forward to working with him. This a great opportunity for me to coach against teams like Penn State, Alabama, Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Boston College." DeMeo served as the Lakers' head football coach since the program's inception in 1981. He led that first team to a surprising 4-2-1 record, greatly raising the expectations for the future. Following the only losing season in his eleven years as a head coach, DeMeo led the Hurst to five straight winning campaigns, including an 8-1 record in 1984 and an 8-2 chart in 1985. The Lakers climbed as high as 15th in the NCAA Division III rankings during the 1985 campaign and were ranked sixth in Sports Illustrated'$ 1986 preseason rankings. The New York City native finishes with a 41-21-2 record in seven seasons. Including four seasons as a head coach at Iona, DeMeo now has a 63-31-4 record. He returns to the Division I level after spending two years as an assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania. He directed the Quaker defensive backs his first season before becoming the offensive coordinator his second season. "I feel like I've accomplished something here," DeMeo noted. "I've been fortunate to have tremendous support from Dr. Garvey, and great support from the faculty and college community. I was privileged to have a great staff, and honored to have many great players. "The program is strong enough that it can go on without missing a beat," assessed DeMeo. "When the program was started there was a need for Tony DeMeo, now there isn't. It has established itself as part of the college community." While looking forward to his new challenge, DeMeo will definitely miss Mercyhurst. "These have been seven of the happiest years of my life. We will always consider Erie home, and we'll always have a soft spot in our heart for Mercyhurst. We'll never forget it. I just hope Mercyhurst will always have a soft spot in its heart for us, and that Erie will always consider me a hometown boy." Mercyhurst President Dr. William P. Garvey admitted the school was surprised by DeMeo's announcement. "We were surprised to hear it. We very much hate to see him leave, but he had an excellent opportunity to advance to Division I. When he came here, we asked him to stay five years and establish the program. I want to express our appreciation for the wonderful job he has done." While building the Mercyhurst football program, DeMeo has also become known as one of the leading tacticians of the Wishbone offense. Long known as purely a running attack, DeMeo has incorporated concepts of the Run-and-Shoot and Delaware Wing T offenses to revolutionize the Wishbone attack. As the inventor of the Multi-Bone offense, DeMeo has written a coaching book, Explosive Football with the Multi-Bone Attack, published in 1980 by the Parker Publishing Co., and has served as a consultant to the University of Virginia and James Madison University in installing concepts of the Multi-Bone. While posting an impressive record, DeMeo has attempted to schedule Mercyhurst against some of the top Division III teams in the country. The Lakers own victories over Gettysburg, Widener, Dayton and Alfred. He also was not afraid to schedule two games against Division I-AA Villanova. The Wildcats defeated Mercyhurst by seven points in 1986 and nine points in 1987.
SOCCER TEAM COMPLETES AN OUTSTANDING YEAR
Mercyhurst Soccer Team finished their season with an impressive 15-5-1 record. Besides reaching first place in the Western Pennsylvania Soccer Conference, the team also ranked sixth in NCAA Division II Mid-Atlantic Region, the highest rank ever achieved by Mercyhurst Soccer. Undefeated in their final ten games, they did a superb job. Three of the players, Chris Mohr, Blair Thomson, and Bernie Vaiento, were named "All Region Players/' the first to receive that recognition at the 'Hurst. The team is coached by Rick Burns.
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uffalo area alumni and friends gathered at Ulrichs' Tavern in Buffalo, New York after the Lakers defeated Canisius at the last event ever at War Memorial Stadium. Jim Daley '81 was kind enough to offer the use of his father's tavern for this affair. Over 70 alumni attended a luncheon at the Allegheny Club in Three Rivers Stadium where Mercyhurst President, Dr. Garvey, brought them up to date on what is new and exciting at the 'Hurst. Also in a t t e n d a n c e w e r e Gary Bukowski, Director of Institutional Advancement; John Nee, faculty member from the Criminal Justice Department and Alumni Director Tom Dore. A special thanks to Lance Lavrinc, Alumni Board Vice-President, for making arrangements for the luncheon. April 28th has been designated Mercyhurst National Alumni Day. Wherever you live, we hope you will contact other alumni in your area to arrange a lunch or perhaps just an after work gettogether. If you would like to organize something, contact the Alumni Relations Office at 814/825-0248.
Every Year is An Anniversary Year
The Classes of 1962, '67, and '77 just passed milestone years. For many alums in those classes, their anniversary at Homecoming was a time to gather once again and enjoy the company of good friends and classmates. 1987 is behind us now, but everyone at the College hopes that reunions of the past year are not over, and that alums will not wait only for anniversary years to keep in touch.
By Tom Dore
Class of 1967 (I to r) Donna Gemma Nolfi, Judith Bauer Salcedo, Judith Oliver Samson, Mary Lou Gonda Terrain, Mary Mehl George, Barbara Kosciolek, Diane McKeon Friske, Rita Radanovich Bell, Kathleen LaCamera DeSante, Rosalie Barsotti, Adele Parrillo Petillo
Class of 1962 (I to r, front roio) Marilyn Millard Gunther, Mary Costello, Pat McMullen Triandiflou, Anne Lepkozoski Meshanko, (back row) Jean Layer Conley, Pat Sullivan Crowley, Rita Class of 1977 Gazarik, Mary Jean Ferreri Holland, Liz Filicky(I to r) Kathy Murray, Pat Mullaugh Burch, Begalla, Bonnie Osinski, Jackie Pontello Vesely,Joyce Scepura, Robert Gaughan, Maureen Sue Bye Cain, Sondra Konkoly Eckstein, Penny Neary Murabito, Tom Seltzer, Patricia Percenti, Camillia Kwolek Matusz, Gretchen Morrison Russ, Joanne Murphy, Edward Stark Pesut, Maggie Lynch Cammarata, Flood, Thomas Hubert, Janice Alexanian, Michele Corrigan Hittie, Roberta Donohue Deborah Duda, Patricia Smith, Esq., Sheila Vanslyke Walsh Richter
Phonathon 1988 Memorial Crew Shell Planned
Mary Collins '83 is working on a special project to raise funding for a crew shell in the memory of Christine Hoffman '86, friend and fellow oarswoman, who died last August. The shell is planned for the use of the College crew team; alumni who were crew members will be asked to participate in this endeavor. Henry H. Mayer, Jr. and Jack A. Gartner have been named as co-chairmen of the Mercyhurst College Crew Program Development Committee. The two will be working together to secure funds for an addition to the College's existing Crew Boat House and to raise the necessary money to purchase the crew shell that will be named in memory of Christine Hoffman. Alumni and parents are supporting the 22nd Annual Alumni Fund by their pledges made during the recent Phonathon. So far Alumni have pledged over $45,000 and Parents more than $10,000. "These pledges are especially gratifying,"said Tom Dore '81, Director of Alumni Relations, "because close to 300 alumni had given over $20,000 in advance of the calling." Most of the money raised during the Phonathon will be used for Annual Fund Scholarships to aid Mercyhurst students in financing their education, while some monies will be allocated to restricted class scholarships and departmental equipment. Both Gary Bukowski, Director of Institutional Advancement, and Tom Dore cite the tremendous effort among the volunteer teams as a big reason for the Phonathon's continued success. They would like to express their gratitude to the following Alumni Team Volunteers: Cheryl Burgard '87, Dr. Allan Belovarac '74, Kevin Downey '81, Joan Kostolanski Evans '60, Christopher Fraser '87, Sr. M. Lawrence Franklin '41, Sally Carlow Kohler '51, Lance Lavrinc '83, Sr. Damien Mlechick '56, Marilyn Moore '84, Sr. Rosemary Murphy '57, Lynn Piotrowicz '86, Thomas P. Richter '73, and Matthew Whelan '86. Kudos also go to the following Faculty/ Administration Volunteers: Cathy Anderson, Mike Barnes, Ludlow "Bud" Brown, Daryl Georger, Sr. Joseph Mary Kosarsky, Howard Paul and Robert Pagni. Although not all contacts have been completed, Gary Bukowski, Director of Institutional Advancement, is "confident that those who can will contribute through the phone and mail appeals that will continue through June 30, the end of the fiscal year."
By Joanne Druzak
LAURA (LaCAVERA) ALECI writes us that her daughter, SUZETTE (ALECI) ARNDT '69, is Director of the Linden Hall Glee Club. Suzette led her Glee Club at a recent Parents' Weekend celebration; the program, which took place on United Nations Day, was dedicated to all the peoples of the world who long for peace and freedom, and included songs sung in Italian, French, German, Spanish, and one of the languages of Nigeria. Suzette resides at 401 Eden Road, Apartment #K-2, Lancaster, PA 17601-4247; Laura and husband, Eugene, reside at 2786 Cobblestone, Lancaster, PA 17601. NATALIE (HIRTLE) OSBORNE was nominated "Secondary Art Teacher of the Year" at the State Conference of the Florida Art Education Association. She was recognized for services rendered in promoting, stimulating, and furthering art education in the State of Florida. For 27 years, Natalie has been head of the Art Department at Boca Raton Community High School. She resides at 1242 NW 4th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432. MARY (CULHANE) GRANT, who owns a multiple-listing realty service in Erie, has completed three 15-hour modules at SUNYFredonia, as part of New York State's continuing education licensing requirements. The courses included: Economic Impact of Government on Real Property Values, Residential Appraisal, and Real Estate Finance. She is the only licensed New York State Realtor in the Erie Realtor Association. Mary recently announced that Gary Maas and Tom Przepierski, of Gary's Flower Shoppe in Erie, have joined the growing sales staff of Mary Agnes Grant Real Estate. She, along with husband, William, who is a Trustee of the College, resides at 4217 Beech Avenue, Erie, PA 16508. Sr. M. MATTHEW BALTUS, RSM, is one of eight new members to join the Mercyhurst Preparatory School Board of Directors. Sister is Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy at Mercyhurst College, and resides at 501 East 38th Street, Erie, PA 16546. Sr. M. DAMIEN MLECHICK, RSM, was, once again, the top Alumni Phonathon pledge-getter. Sister Damien's Phonathon total was well over the $5,000 mark! The Alumni Relations Office thanks her for her continued support and hard work. When Sister is not phoning alumni, she manages the College's Information Center. She resides at 444 East Grandview Boulevard, Erie, PA 16504. Sr. M. DOMINICA DeLEO, RSM, Principal of St. Thomas School in Corry, PA, has also joined the Board of Directors of Mercyhurst Prep. She resides at the St. Thomas Convent, 201 Franklin Street, Corry, PA 16407. SUSAN (McCARTNEY) HOROWITZ recently ran for, and won, a seat on the City Council of Iowa City, IA. She received 3,951 votes or 96.2%. Sue, along with husband Joel and daughter Katharine, reside at 1129 Kirkwood Avenue, Iowa City, IA 52240. SUSAN (BYE) CAIN is a new mother-in-law, who resides at 7123 Fieldcrest Drive, Lockport, NY 14094. MARGARET (LYNCH) CAMMARATA receives our thanks for taking the time to gather the 1962 Class Notes you are reading here. She invites her classmates to write her at 137 Devonshire Road, Kenmore, NY 14223. JEAN (LAYER) CONLEY had an especially nice Homecoming as she celebrated her 25th Anniversary with her classmates, since her aunt, MARGARET ANN (MOONEY) EMLING '37, celebrated her 50th Anniversary! Jean loves living just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean; she resides at 5 Pine Point Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107. MARY COSTELLO is in the midst of writing a book at 308 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115. PATRICIA (SULLIVAN) CROWLEY currently resides at 3525 Maxim Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46815. SONDRA (KONKOLY) ECKSTEIN loves to travel, and is also quite an avid photographer. When not on the road, Sondra resides at 206 Wyndham Drive, Portola Valley, CA 94025, RITA GAZARICK conducts marital, individual, and family counseling in New York City. She resides at 865 West End Avenue, New York, NY 10025. MARILYN (MILLARD) GUNTHER is doing financial consulting in Michigan, where she resides at 3343 Tothill, Troy, MI 48084. MICHELE (CORRIGAN) HITTIE resides at 3911 Spanish Trail, Fort Wayne, IN 46815. MARY JEANNE (FERRERI) HOLLAND is also a new mother-in-law; she resides at 154 Cherrytree Road, Carnegie, PA 15106. JAN (SULKOWSKI) IANELLO reports that she has begun a new career. She has become a licensed financial consultant with Merrill Lynch in Naples, FL. Jan enjoys living in the South, and she loves her new career, as well. She resides at 2128 Buckingham Lane, Naples, FL 33962-5413. RITA (QUINN) McGOWAN and husband, Mike, have four children who range in age from a sophomore in college to a kindergartner. That's one way to stay young . . . car-pool five-year-olds a few days a week! The McGowans are just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean; they reside at 222 Brookshire Lane, Wilmington, NC 28403. KATHLEEN (DWYER) O'BRIEN was unable to attend Homecoming '87 because she was on her way to England. Kay reports she was married three years ago and became an instant step-mother to four children, now ages 18-24. She also mentioned that although she went to Graduate School at the University of Michigan, for her degree in Social Work, she has been working in real estate. She wonders how many other classmates have made mid-life career changes. The O'Briens reside at 5220 Ridgebrook Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49001. BONNIE OSINSKI is working in New York City as a fund-raiser. She resides at 203 West 80th Street, New York, NY 10024. CYNTHIA PERCENTI currently teaches in California. Penny resides at 22323 Ellinwood Drive, Torrance, CA 90505. MARY ANN SAMUELSON wrote from Texas, where she has been since 1965. She teaches in a "barrio" school. Mary Ann earned an MA in Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and is hoping to find a position in that field. She resides at 170 Dechantle, Apartment #703, San Antonio, TX 78201. JACQUELINE (PONTELLO) VESELY and her husband took over her family's candy business. Jackie brought some samples to Homecoming '87 and everyone thought it was wonderful. The Veselys reside at 8647 East Barkhurst Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. ROSALIE BARSOTTI is Divisional Personnel Manager at Mellon Bank and resides at 548 Thorncliffe Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. RITA (RADANOVICH) BELL is a teacher who has been married to Robert Bell for 19 years and has two wonderful children: Karen, 17, and Mark, 14. The Bells reside at 80 Lovers Lane, East Lyme, CT 06333. KATHLEEN (LaCAMERA) DeSANTE is Assistant Principal in the Erie School District. She has two sons: David, 19 years old, and Tony, who is 17. Thanks, Kathy, for collecting most of the 1967 Class Notes that appear in this column. The DeSantes reside at 636 East Grandview Boulevard, Erie, PA 16504. BEVERLY (HEINTZ) DiCARLO is one of several new Board Members at Mercyhurst Prep. She is Vice President/Employee Benefits Officer at First National Bank of Pennsylvania. Beverly and husband, David, reside at 619 Montmarc Boulevard, Erie, PA 16504. MARY LOU (GONDA) FERRALLI is a local teacher for various grade levels. She resides at 4055 West 30th Street, Erie, PA 16506. DIANE (McKEON) FRISKE is employed as a Social Worker at Presbyterian University Hospital. She and husband, Kenneth, have three children: Mike, 17, Valerie, 14, and Geoffrey, 11. They reside at 808 Scott Avenue, Glenshaw, PA 15116. MARY (MEHL) GEORGE is Secretary/Superintendent of Schools in the Diocese of San Diego. She and sons, Christopher, 13, and Jonathan, 10, reside at 1138 Via Trieste, Chula Vista, CA 92011. BARBARA ANN KOSCIOLEK works as a Medical Researcher at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She resides at 120 Osterhout Avenue, Batavia, NY 14020. DONNA (GEMMA) NOLFI is employed by the City of Austintown, OH as a first grade teacher. She has two children: Cara, 7, and Krista, 5; they reside at 2059 South Hubbard Road, Lowellville, OH 44436. ADELE (PARRILLO) PETILLO has taught grades one through four over the past 20 years, and currently teaches first grade. She is also an NJEA DEA Legislative Representative. Adele has been happily married for 20 years and has two children: Beth, 17 and Michael, 14. They reside at 3 Franklin Drive, Brookside, NJ 07926. JUDITH (BAUER) SALCEDO teaches English (as a second language) to first, second, and third graders. She and nine-year-old daughter, Diana, reside at 2099 Lewis Drive, Lakewood, OH 44107. JUDY (OLIVER) SAMSON writes us that her field is in Corporate Public Relations for the J.C. Penney Company. She and husband, Dennis, have two children: Grant, 16 years old, and Lindsay, who is 12. The Samsons reside at 639 Royce Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15243. 17
TOD ALLEN is Security Officer at the Penn StateBehrend campus in Erie. He is involved with the College's Crime Watch program, which was designed to reduce campus crimes, particularly theft and vandalism, by increasing awareness and providing educational, crime-prevention programs. The Crime Watch program also offers the College community a free engraving service for valuables kept on campus. Tod resides at 70 West Main Street, North East, PA 16428. PETER NAKOSKI won his third term as District Justice for Wesleyville Borough, Lawrence Park, and Harborcreek Township. Previous offices held include Erie Constable; member of the Advisory Board of Hospitality House for Women, Inc.; board member of Serenity, Inc., Crossroads Hall; Chairman of the Board of Directors, TASC (Treatment Alternatives for Street Crime); Founder and board member, Brookside Community Center Auxiliary; Chairman, Boy Scouts of America Camporees; district chairperson of Roundtable; Little League coach; Assistant Fire Chief, Brookside Volunteer Fire Company. Pete resides at 3744 Cumberland Road, Erie, PA 16510. KATHY TUREK-FRISSORA recently held a oneperson show at the Valley Arts Guild Gallery in Sharon, PA. Her show, "Illusion Confusion," was a collection of surrealistic and abstract expressionistic works in the media of drawing and acrylic painting. Kathy is currently employed as a sales representative for Senior Citizens News and Views of Mercer and Lawrence Counties in Pennsylvania. She also does freelance artwork. Husband, GORDON FRISSORA 76, has been a police officer with the City of Farrell Police Department for the last nine years. They reside at 72 Shenango Boulevard, Farrell, PA 16121.
MARY ANN (COPPOLA) CHERNOWSKI is Assistant Dean of the evening, weekend, and summer division of Trocaire College in Buffalo, NY. She and husband, George, reside at 60 Quaker Lake Terrace, Orchard Park, NY 14127. SYLVIA KING received a recent promotion to Assistant Vice President in the Information Technology Department of the American Security Insurance Group in Atlanta, GA, where she has been employed for the past two years. As such, Sylvia is responsible for their credit card insurance systems. Her husband is a professor at Georgia Tech, and they have a four-year-old daughter at home. The Kings reside at 1377 Hearst Drive, Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30319-2710.
ALLAN BELOVARAC was recently elected Vice President of the Erie County Historical Society. This is an exciting time for the organization, as it is presently mapping out plans for a regional museum of agriculture and industry in Girard, PA, as well as a new headquarters building to house a local history research center. Al and wife, LEE (PITONYAK) BELOVARAC '74, reside at 637 East 31st Street, Erie, PA 16504. MARY HAAS has been promoted to Investment Officer at the First National Bank of Pennsylvania. She is responsible for daily management of customer services and money market operations, as well as promotion of the Bank's investment services. Mary joined the First in 1983 and has served as Investment Services Manager, Investment Representative, and Money Market Assistant. She is licensed by the National Association of Securities Dealers as a registered representative, is a member of the National Association of Bank Women, the American Institute of Banking, the Junior League of Erie, and the Erie County Rape Crisis Center Auxiliary. Mary resides at 4625 Sunnydale Boulevard, Erie, PA 16509. MARY ELLEN (DAHLKEMPER) RAZANAUSKAS has been appointed Vice President of Human Resources at Dahlkemper's of Erie. She has been with the company for 20 years and her experience includes service as Jewelry Department Manager/Buyer, Public Relations Manager, Coordinator of Training and Development, and Director of Human Resources. In addition to being a member of the President's Associates at Mercyhurst, Mary Ellen is a member of the Employee Stock Ownership Association of America, and the Personnel Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania. She and husband, Edward, reside at 4347 Valencia Court, Erie, PA 16506.
JEANNE (BURCHELL) BROWN is Service Coordinator/Supervisor with the Department of Mental Retardation of Hyannis, MA. Jeanne wed husband, William, in 1971, and in 1978 adopted 22-month-old Steven, who was born with Down's syndrome. Jeanne notes he has brought the family much joy and happiness over the years; he's now IIV2 and doing well in school. Jeanne has worked in the Special Needs/Human Service field since 1972 — in a day care in Albany, NY; at a residence for mentally retarded children in Pittsfield, MA; at a residence for mentally retarded adults in Southbridge, MA; and was Director for the Day Habilitation program, also in Southbridge. In 1987, the family moved to Cape Cod, a dream come true, where Bill works as a retail salesman for Cape Office Products. The Browns reside at 18 Hialeah Avenue, West Yarmouth, MA 02673. Sr. SUSAN WALSH, RSM has been appointed Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Marketing at Saint Xavier College in Chicago, IL. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy and chartered in 1847, Saint Xavier College is a coeducational, liberal arts college, offering bachelor's degrees in 27 fields, and master's degrees in Business Administration, Education, and Nursing. With ten years of corporate experience, Sr. Susan has a rich background in strategic planning, long-range marketing planning, market research, sales management, and new product/new market development. She holds a bachelor's degree in History from Mercyhurst, and a master's degree in Business Administration from George Washington University in Washington, DC. Sister is also a registered stock and options broker with the National Association of Securities Dealers. She resides at 35 W 076 Villa Maria Road, St. Charles, IL 60174. 18
BARBARA (McLAREN) BEVER informed us he and husband, James, are still in Pakistan with the State Department, but are expecting to move back to Washington, DC during this summer. She notes that their four years overseas have gone very fast. The Bever's address is PSC Box 4, APO, NY 09614-0006. FRANK SIROTNAK has recently been promoted to sergeant with the Baltimore County Police Department. He resides in Owings Mills, MD. ROSEMARY DURKIN, Esq. is now associated with the Law Firm of Wegman, Hessler, Vanderburg & O'Toole of Cleveland, OH. Rosemary and husband, JEFFREY BEST, are both members of the Mercyhurst President's Associates. They reside at 440 Richmond Park, East, Suite 217-C, Richmond Heights, OH 44143. CHARLES KIBLER, Jr. has received the L.U.C.F. designation, which is conferred by the Life Underwriter Training Council and the National Association of Life Underwriters. This designation is attained through courses given by the Erie County Life Underwriters Association. Chuck has been with Prudential Insurance Company of America since 1973 as an agent and a registered representative of the National Association of Securities Dealers through Pruco Life Insurance Company. He is a member of the N.A.L.U. and the Erie County L.U. A. In addition, Chuck is a member of the Erie Jaycees and is active in Koinonia of Erie County. He is past President of the Board of MERCYHURST MAGAZINE
RONALD SLUPSKI was promoted, in September, to Lieutenant Commander in the Coast Guard Reserve unit in Erie. With the reserves for 15 years, Ron had served with the U.S. Marine Corps in the Southeast Asia Assistance and Advisory Command during the Vietnam War. He is a police Detective Sergeant in the City of Erie. He and wife, Jean, reside in Erie, PA. FRANK ABATE, Jr. won his fourth term as District Justice for North East Borough and Township. Previous offices held include Republican Committeeman; Governor's Justice Commission (Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency); Citizens Advisory Council on Probation and Parole. Frank's address is Box 8, North East, PA 16428.
Deacons at his church, and is an Elder on the Board of Session. Chuck resides at 3208 Caughey Road, Erie, PA 16506. PATRICIA SMITH, having received her BA in Political Science, graduating summa cum laude, went on to receive her juris doctor in 1981 from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and was admitted to the Ohio Bar. In 1987, Pat was admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, and is now a litigation associate with the Erie law firm of Knox Graham McLaughlin Gornall and Sennett, Inc. Pat is married to JAMES PASKERT 79, who received his BA in Business Administration from Mercyhurst. He then received his Masters in Business Administration from Cleveland State University in 1985. Jim was formerly with Taco Bell Corporation for five years, most recently as the Regional Training Center Manager for the Philadelphia region. He currently works as a District Manager for Fast Food Enterprises, an Erie corporation. Pat and Jim have a five-year-old son, Joshua, and reside in Girard, PA.
1988. Sean Everett weighed 9 lbs. 4 oz. at birth; he joins brother Aaron, now 2 years old. The Richters reside at 1626 Pershing Avenue, Erie, PA 16509. JAMES THOMAS, Jr. recently married Susan Paterson, a graduate of Gannon University and bookkeeper at the Cardiac Fitness Center of Erie. Jim is Business Manager at Jim Thomas Chevrolet, Inc., in Union City, PA. After an exotic honeymoon in Hawaii, the couple reside at 78 East High Street, Union City, PA 16438. DEBBIE (McINTOSH) ANDERSON has worked her way up to Highway Maintenance Manager for Engineering District 8-0 in the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. After graduation, she moved to Harrisburg where she currently lives with her husband. Debbie joined PennDot in 1985 as a Public Administration trainee and reports she is very happy with her recent promotion. The Andersons reside at 1629 Susquehanna Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102. ROBERTA (BOGART) BATTEN and Thomas Batten were united in matrimony on September 19, 1987. She is a Senior Application Programmer/ Analyst I at Erie Insurance Group, where her husband is a Senior Application Programmer/Analyst II. Following their honeymoon in the Orlando, FL area, Roberta and Tom reside at 1938 Brooksboro Drive, Erie, PA 16510. JOYCE (SPARROW) BUKOWSKI is Librarian at McCord Memorial Library in North East, PA. She and husband, Randy, have two sons: Daniel, age 5 and Patrick, age 2. They reside at 95 Isabella Street, North East, PA 16428. STEPHEN FRISINA has been named Product Manager of the Florida Commercial Vehicle Program for Progressive Corporation, a Clevelandbased property and casualty company. He assumes control of product design and marketing for Progressive's commercial vehicle insurance program in Tampa, FL. Steve and wife, LINDA (FIRST) FRISINA '81, reside at 2044 Skipper Road, Apartment #203, Tampa, FL 33613. Rev. WALTER GREEN was ordained to the ministry of Word and Sacrament by the Presbytery of Lake Erie on September 13, 1987. Walter was installed to ministry with Travelers and Immigrants Aid of Chicago. He and wife, Cheryl, reside at 4457 North Beacon Street, Chicago, IL 60640. CORRINE HALPERIN is the newest member of the Mercyhurst College President's Associates. Corrine notes that little did she know, when she received the Associates Award for the Business Department upon graduation, that she'd be one! Corrine, a magna cum laude graduate in Business Administration and Director of Community Education at the 'Hurst from 1982-1985, became Program Director of the Northwestern Pennsylvania Area Labor Management Council in September 1985. In June 1986, she was promoted to Executive Director of that organization. Corrine received the AAUW Public Relations Award for Pennsylvania (1984) and was named one of the "498 Hardworking Women in Pennsylvania" (1987). She is Founder and current President of The Erie 80, is a member of the Advisory Boards of Hospitality House for Women, The Women's Center of St. Vincent Health Center, the Pennsylvania Women's Campaign Fund, and is also Director of The Erie Entrepreneurs' Institute. Corrine resides at 2948 Willowood Drive, Erie, PA 16506. DAVID SAXTON exchanged nuptial vows with Deborah Giannelli on October 24, 1987 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. Debbie is a rate specialist at Erie Insurance Group and David is Senior Claims Representative at Pennsylvania Manufacturers
Association (PMA) Group of Erie. Following a wedding trip to New Smyrna Beach, FL, the couple reside at 9800 West Lake Road, Apartment #45, Lake City, PA 16423-1906. JOHN "WOODY" WOODRUFF is a recent graduate of the Pennsylvania State Police Academy and is stationed with the Washington Troop, along with former classmate, RICHARD SETHMAN. Woody and wife, Lisa, had a son born to them on July 18, 1987: John Mario, who joins sister, Emelia, 4V2 years old. The Woodruffs reside in Beallsville, PA; Richard and wife, HOLLY (BOOTH) SETHMAN, reside in Belle Vernon, PA. JANET (LYNN) BLAKESLEE and husband, Ijohn, welcomed son, John Michael, on March 21, 1987. He joins sisters Jennifer, 5, and Sarah, 3. The Blakeslees reside at 307 Beverly Drive, Erie, PA 16505. CRAIG BROOKS has been appointed by the House of Representatives to the Joint State Conservation Commission in Harrisburg. He is heading up the Research Department, working closely with state representatives on environmental legislation. Craig had previously worked for the State Department of Environmental Resources' park system. He was recently appointed to investigate the Ashland Oil spill in the Monongahela River. Craig has been reviewing the events surrounding the spill and researching the local, state, and federal laws that apply to aboveground storage tanks. He resides at 4360 Feidler Drive, Erie, PA 16506. PAULA (MILLER) ELLER and husband, Dale, are the proud parents of Joshua David, born January 16, 1988. The Ellers reside at 1126 McConnell Avenue, Erie, PA 16505. MICHAEL MALPIEDI is Real Estate Manager at the Erie Division of Penn Advertising, Inc. Mike and wife, Tina, and son, Cory, reside at 1425 West 34th Street, Erie, PA 16508.
Rev. ANGELEE SMITH was ordained into the Christian Ministry on October 18, 1987 in Philadelphia, PA. She currently serves as Pastor of St. Luke's United Church of Christ in Ottsville, PA. She invites all to come and worship with her at 10:30 AM on any Sunday! Angelee's address is P.O. Box #632, Revere, PA 18953. KATHLEEN (MEGNIN) SMITH formed a partnership, this past summer, with MARY CALLAGHAN '87, who holds a BA in Dance from Mercyhurst. The two have opened a studio in the Titusville/Pleasantville area through the Titusville Leisure Services Board. Kathy's address is RD #2— Box #318, Seneca, PA 16346, and Mary resides at 209 Juniper Drive, Franklin, PA 16323. Lt. STEPHEN CALLAGHAN is Erie's own Top Gun pilot. Steve is a Lieutenant in the Navy and is stationed at the Navy Weapon Fighters School, better known as Top Gun school, in San Diego, CA. He is an expert on radar missiles and, as such, instructs the Navy's top fighter pilots, from their respective squadrons, who come to the school for a five-week training course designed to polish their skills. It is also Steve's job to simulate an enemy pilot in fighter drills, where he uses A-4s and F-16s to mock Russian MiGs. A typical day starts with a threehour lecture at 6:30 AM, and each pilot is required to fly two events per day. "By the time you go through briefing, flight, and debriefing, you're looking at about a 12-hour day." Steve loves being a Navy pilot, the only drawback being the time spent away from his wife, MICHAL (WROBEL) CALLAGHAN '76, when he's stationed aboard a ship. The Callaghans reside at 13869 Davenport Avenue, San Diego, CA 92129-3103. THERESE (MARCUS) CHULICK wed Thomas Chulick II at St. George's Catholic Church on October 17, 1987. She is a third-grade teacher at Our Lady's Christian School, while Tom, after graduating from the Erie Business Center, works as a sales representative at Nasco, Inc. Following a Seabrook Island, NC honeymoon, the Chulicks reside at 3109 West 38th Street, Erie, PA 16506. BRADLEY RICHTER and his wife, Jean, became proud parents for the second time on January 3, SPRING, 1988
GARY DAGAN recently became an FBI Special Agent after training in Quantico, VA. He is also a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Virginia. Gary resides in Oklahoma City, OK. CHRISTOPHER MEYERS, who has a BA in Geology, gave up "rocks" with National Fuel Gas to pursue career opportunities with Hammermill/ International Paper Company. As a sales representative for Hammermill, Chris relocated to the regional office in Dallas, TX. In June, he will be transferred to Kansas City, MO to operate a satellite office responsible for sales in Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. Chris resides at 7368 Parkridge Boulevard, Apartment #334, Irving, TX 75063. LAURIE JO (KELYMAN) VAUGHN and husband, Jeff, are expecting their first baby soon. Laurie is a marketing administrative assistant for Gulf Coast Development, Inc., and Jeff is a journeyman tool and die maker who also writes country music. They reside at 601 Jean Street, Gallatin, TN 37066. LAURIE (VANCE) CHANG and KWANG CHANG '85 were wed in a ceremony at Christ the King Chapel in November 1987. Laurie is employed at Ford Motor Credit Company in Wayne, PA and Kwang works at Art Productions in King of Prussia, PA. The couple spent their honeymoon at Disney World in Florida. They reside at 103 Upland Avenue, Apartment #A-2, Horsham, PA 19044. 19
ROBERT FESSLER and THERESA (WESTON) FESSLER '84 are the proud parents of Stephen Patrick, born December 12, 1987. Stephen weighed 8 lbs. 10 ozs. at birth and is the Fessler's firstborn. Bob is an account executive with Whiteco, Inc., an advertising firm in Providence, RI. Theresa works for the Veterans Administration in Boston, MA. Bob and Theresa welcome any input from New England area alums concerning alumni events. They reside at 56 Scenery Lane, Esmond, RI 02917. ALLEN GARVER, after receiving his BA degree in Criminal Justice, Political Science from Mercyhurst, returned to campus and graduated last year with an MS in Criminal justice. Al is a loss prevention manager trainee at Jamesway in Franklin, PA. He resides at RD #1, Rimersburg, PA 16248. BETH (MATES) WILKINSON wed Ricky Wilkinson in our own Christ the King Chapel on August 28, 1987. Beth is employed as a food service manager by the Greater Erie Community Action Committee (GECAC) and Ricky is a maintenance technician and Superintendent of Grounds at Mercyhurst. The happy couple reside at 616 East 38th Street, Erie, PA 16504. DANIEL ABEL and KATHLEEN (LORINGER) ABEL were united in marriage on June 13, 1987 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Erie. The wedding party included alums GLEN ALLEN '84, KELLE (JOHNSTON) BARI '85, SCOTT LUCAS '84, and MARIANNE SCHROECK '85. Dan is employed by the Justice Department as a U.S. Federal Marshal in Newark, NJ, and Kathy is a registered nurse on a cardiac step-down unit at Hackensack Medical Center of New Jersey. The Abels reside in Little Ferry, NJ. BRIAN DOUGHERTY, who is a State Auditor, has been elected as a councilman to the Erie City Council. He was elected to the Erie School Board in 1983, and is past-President of same. We hear that in October, Brian plans to wed Ms. Michelle Rys of Erie. He resides at 762 East 7th Street, Erie, PA 16503. KATHLEEN (O'CONNOR) HOLLAND and JACK HOLLAND, Jr. '85 proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Kelly Grace. Kelly was born on January 10, 1988 and weighed 7 lbs. 13 oz. The Hollands reside at 3216 West 23rd Street, Erie, PA 16506. MARY HELEN KIRK informs us she was recently cast in the Clearfield Community Theater production of "Godspell." She also appeared in the "CCT Disney Spectacular," which ran for 28 shows in August of 1987. Mary Helen is currently involved in the Clearfield Choral Society and the Clearfield Arts Studio Theater. She resides at 301 South Main Street, DuBois, PA 15801. BRENT SCARPO has been taking acting classes at The Actors Center in California, where he has met quite a few celebrities. He recently signed up with a reputable agency on Sunset Boulevard, and feels he is well on the road to success. Brent notes that 1987 was a very good year . . . he's had some commercial auditions, as well as many plays, and won $6,000 on a gameshow! He looks forward to 1988 and his acting career. Brent resides at 2387 Florencita Drive, Apartment #3, Montrose, CA 91020. MARGARET SHARP will wed Thomas G. Frey, CPA, JD on August 6, 1988 at St. Francis Cathedral in Metuchen, NJ. Maggie tells us that after graduating from Mercyhurst, she danced with the Dallas Metropolitan Ballet for two years. She is now a dance instructor and owner of Maggie's School of Ballet, Inc., T/A Serova Ballet School. Maggie
resides at 69 Woodside Avenue, Metuchen, NJ 08840. CAROL (EISERT) TENNERMANN and Air Force Capt. H. Michael Tennermann were married on November 21,1987 in the College's Christ the King Chapel. MARY HELEN KIRK '84 was an attendant in the ceremony. Prior to her marriage, Carol was Food Service Manager at the Dr. Gertrude A. Barber Center in Erie. Mike is a graduate of the University of Washington. He's currently stationed at Ramstein Air Force Base in West Germany. Following a European honeymoon, the couple reside in Koltweiler-Schwanden, West Germany. WILLIAM WHEELER II has accepted a position as Patrolman with the Butler Township Police Department in Butler, PA. Bill had previously served, for eight months, as Patrolman for Ohio Township in Pittsburgh, PA. He just completed a six-month probationary period and has been granted permanent status on the 17-man Butler force. Bill will soon be moving to the Butler area; he now resides in Allison Park, PA. MARY (KALISZAK) ADAMS wed Richard Adams in Christ the King Chapel on Campus September 12, 1987. The bride, daughter of Toni Kaliszak, secretary in the Education Department at Mercyhurst, is employed in the Records Department at the Erie County Department of Employment and Training. The groom is an electrician at Keystone Electric Company of Erie. The couple spent their honeymoon at Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, ME, and now reside at 10350 East Lake Road, North East, PA 16428. JOSEPH SVITEK and PAULA (DISCHNER) SVITEK exchanged nuptial vows on October 24, 1987 at St. Edwards Church in New Fairfield, CT. Joe is an accountant for Touche Ross & Company in Stamford, CT and Paula is employed as an elementary special education teacher in the Trumbull Public School District in Connecticut. After an exciting honeymoon trip to Cancun, Mexico, the Sviteks reside at 20-13 East Pembroke Road, Danbury, CT 06811. SHIRLEY WILLIAMS is on the Board of Directors of D.U.I., Inc. (Driving Under the Influence), is a committee member of the D.U.I. Advisory Board Task Force (Chairperson, Public Information and Education/Concerned Citizens Group), and is a member of the Center for Justice and Mental Health Issues. In addition, Shirley is Administrative Assistant in the Criminal Justice Department at Mercyhurst. She and husband, Attorney Dennis Williams, have two children: a daughter named Leah, 13 years old, and a new baby boy named Shaun Leighton, 16 months old. They reside at 3845 Beech Avenue, Erie, PA 16508. CRAIG ZONNA and KATHERINE (WARDI) ZONNA were married in Christ the King Chapel on October 3, 1987. The Rev. Charles Schmitt officiated at the ceremony, which was followed by a reception at the Lake View Country Club. Craig works as an accountant/tax consultant at Zonna Accounting, and Kathy is a programs coordinator at CompuNet Home Financing Corporation. Following a Toronto, Canada honeymoon, the couple reside at 2403 East 43rd Street, Erie, PA 16510. MICHAEL APPLEBEE wed Monica Lewis on October 17, 1988 in a civil ceremony at the Sunset Inn of Erie. Judge Michael Joyce of the Erie County Court of Common Pleas officiated. Mike is a counselor at Perseus House in Erie, and Monica, a graduate of Gannon University, is employed as a public relations officer there. The Applebees reside at 2412 Cherry Street, Erie, PA 16502.
MARK GARDNER, an art graduate of the College and design student of SHELLE (LICHTENWALTER) BARRON 74, has won third prize in the Third Annual Herb Lubalian International Student Design Competition. The competition, sponsored by the International Typeface Corporation in New York City, drew entries from more than 1,100 design students from 33 countries on six continents. Student artists were to create their own graphic interpretations of text excerpted from Dr. Martin Luther King's Nobel speech. Mark's work was featured on the cover of the February 1988 issue of the ITC journal, U & Ic. Mark resides at 826 East 44th Street, Erie, PA 16504. MARJORIE GLEASON is employed at Hamot Medical Center of Erie as secretary to the Assistant Vice President. She resides at 725 West 5th Street, Erie, PA 16507. PHILIP GUTH is working with the Federal National Mortgage Association as a Transactions Management Technician. His job is to analyze corporate portfolio purchases of mortgages, and to evaluate risk exposure, mortgage product trends, etc. Phil resides at 2300 Lee Highway, Apartment #201, Arlington, VA 22201. DECEASED Helen (Cummings) Lymph '32 James C. McMahon, h u s b a n d of Mary (Mahoney) McMahon '37, and brother of Margaret McMahon '37 and Sr. Margaret Ann McMahon, RSM '50 Rufus Weber, brother of Sr. M. Rachel Weber, RSM '37 Sr. Teresa Marie Hackett, RSM '42 Gerry Ann (Rock) Caruso '50 William E. Clark, Sr., husband of Mary (McCabe) Clark '52 and father of current student, William E. Clark, Jr. Robert Sullivan, brother of Sr. M. Helen Jean Sullivan, RSM '53 who is Director of the Music Conservatory Program Margaret Ann (Sueta) Kross '54 John Mlechick, brother of Sr. M. Damien Mlechick, RSM '56 Karen (Zmsylinski) Romanowicz '68 Robert H. Schultz, father of Karen (Schultz) Benzel '75 Frank Ramsey, father of Betty Gartner '75
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Ethel Buyce, mother of Raymond Buyce who is Director of the Geology Department Josephine (Ignator) Strike, mother of Joan Cook who is Secretary of the Safety Department Theodore Blaze, father of Teri Frisch who is Secretary of the Maintenance Department Anne D. Hallman, wife of David Hallman who is a President's Associate of the College Geraldine "Bessie" Mitchell, member of the Carpe Diem Society of Mercyhurst, wife of Francis "Fritz" Mitchell, former President's Associate Marcella Wagner, mother of Shirley Niedzwecki who works in the Housekeeping Department Victoria Krainski, mother of Eleanor Winiarczyk who is Secretary of the Business Department When submitting your news for Class Notes, include a photo if possible. MERCYHURST MAGAZINE
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