Elizabethtown College Online Magazine

The Power of One: Supporters Make History in ‘15

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On March 18, 2015, Elizabethtown College made history. Thanks to the generosity of 849 donors, we surpassed three goals in the Power of One Day 24-Hour Giving Challenge. In so doing, our supporters set a new all-time record for the number of gifts received in one day and raised a total of $177,163.56. Next year’s Power of One Day: March 16, 2016—Save the Date!  Nancy Hahn ’81 challenged the College to achieve 200 donors in just 24 hours by donating an additional $125 for the first 200 gifts received ($25,000). Extraordinarily E-town’s donors exceeded this goal by mid-afternoon. The excitement continued when Trustee Louise Girvin ’65 and husband, Larry, emerged as new Challengers in honor of this historic day. They matched the next 100 contributions with an additional $100 for each gift. By 6 p.m., supporters went beyond this...

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The Return of “Quarry Man” and Other Tall Tales

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I can distinctly remember the embrace of the crisp, cool, autumn air and the view of the trees outfitted in Mother Nature’s most vibrant pallet of reds, oranges and yellows. It was October in the fall of 1992 on the E-town College campus, and things were getting … interesting. Yes, Halloween was in the near future. But even more unusual were the stories that were beginning to seep into the conversational channels of Blue Jays like the sticky, gooey coating of a caramel apple.  Odd things were happening on campus.  Weird, vocally-distorted phone messages had been mysteriously popping into the voicemail accounts of campus community members for days, and everyone had taken notice. The prevailing sentiment was that someone was hacking into the JayNet phone system and using it to play pranks on unsuspecting E-townians. But who could it...

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Class Notes: Fall 2015

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We want to hear from you! We’re proud of you! Share your professional achievements, personal accomplishments and life milestones with us so we can share them with your fellow Blue Jays. Submit your update: www.etownalumni.com or classnotes@etown.edu. Undergraduate 1966 Dr. Joseph Yarworth, associate professor of education at Albright College, earned the Helen Oakes Award for Citizen Service to Education from Temple University in May for his nearly five decades in the field. He resides in Reading.  1983 Lori B. Donofrio-Galley is executive director of Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce in Kutztown. 1984 Christopher Cavanaugh was named Freeman & Co.’ chief marketing officer. As CMO, Chris will be responsible for driving Freeman’s global brand marketing and communications strategy. As a member of the Freeman executive committee, he will work closely with the divisional presidents and functional leaders across the enterprise....

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Passages: Fall 2015

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The College community expresses its sympathy to the families of our alumni, friends, faculty and staff noted here.  Join us in remembering and celebrating the lives of those who made an impact on each of us. – indicates member of the J. G. Francis Society   Alumni 40s Zatae B. Atkins ’46 – April 23 Ruth M. Dourte ’43 – March 27  Burnetta L. Graham ’44 – March 18  Arlene Z. Roth ’43 – April 9 50s John T. Bonitz Jr. ’57 – Feb. 7  Richard E. McElrath ’55 – June 18 Robert G. Messick ’58 – June 18 Nancy R.  Mohler ’54 – Feb. 9 Louise R. Morehouse ’58 – March 2 Dennis L. Myers ’59 – June 20 June S. Stroup ’50 – May 14 60s David P. Brownback ’64 – June 7 Richard A. Christ ’61...

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Here We Grow Again: The ECAA Warmly Welcomes the Class of 2015 Into the Flock

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The moment an Elizabethtown College diploma first touches the hands of a graduating student, that individual becomes a member of an elite group—the Elizabethtown College Alumni Association (ECAA). This community, comprised of Blue Jays from around the world, shares unique bonds that are unlike any others in existence. Elizabethtown College Alumni. More than 20,000 strong. Living lives of purpose and meaning. Using our knowledge, talents and skills to confidently serve the world. Global citizens. Civic leaders. Grown and growing. Taking Elizabethtown College into the world. And bringing the world back to Elizabethtown. Educated for Service. Living out loud. Blue Jays.  Always. Through a host of activities held throughout this year, members of the Class of 2015 have bonded with each other and celebrated their introduction into the ECAA.  And the revelries will continue through October when our newest alumni...

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Get Away With Jay Journeys

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While an alumni travel program is not new to the Elizabethtown College Alumni Association, it has never looked like this! Welcome to “Jay Journeys.” Grounded firmly in a mission of providing exciting and educationally-based travel opportunities for Elizabethtown College alumni and friends, the Jay Journeys program is built to accommodate a wide variety of interests and locations. To accomplish this, the Program offers three categories of excursions: Blue Jay Fly-Aways, international trips; Blue Jay Get-Aways, domestic weekend trips; and Blue Jay Day-Aways, domestic day trips. Offerings for the 2015-2016 season include the following Blue Jay Fly-Aways: Normandy Journey May 27-June 4, 2015 Scotland Experience August 19-27, 2015 Cooper Island Winter Escape: January 2016 For Blue Jays who want to migrate south in the New Year, an unusual, special and enriching vacation getaway awaits! Exclusively for Elizabethtown College alumni, families and...

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Alumni Association Facts

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Did You Know? All graduates of Elizabethtown College automatically receive lifetime membership in the ECAA. Our official slogan is “Blue Jays. Always.” Membership includes unique engagement opportunities and exclusive special event invitations. Exclusive trips (see Jay Journeys information at bottom of page), product discounts, special insurance offers and personalized services are also member benefits. The Office of Alumni Relations staff members serve all alumni as their personal connection team and point of reference “for all things E-town.” You can become involved with the College’s “PRIDE” Program: Promote, Recruit, Involve, Donate and Employ. A collaborative effort of the offices of Admissions, Alumni Relations, Career Services and Development provide opportunities for alumni and friends to assist E-town through their time and areas of expertise. The ECAA is governed by the Alumni Council, a highly-dedicated group of 32 elected members and 12...

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Young Alumn Voted into PA House of Representatives

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 Martina White ‘10, at 26 years old, won a special election for the state’s 170th district. White fills the vacancy left when Rep. Brendan Boyle took a seat in the U.S. House. She is the first republican representative of the northeast Philadelphia in the district in 25 years. White, who played field hockey at E-town, has been a financial adviser with Marlton, N.J.-based Independence Wealth...

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Alumni Summer Events

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The ECAA upcoming events calendar is growing by the day! For more information about these and other newly added events, visit www.etownalumni.com/events or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 800-877-2604 or alumni@etown.edu. JUNE 9 – Harrisburg Alumni Chapter “Night at the Central PA Food Bank” 20 – Pittsburgh Alumni Chapter “Alumni Night with the Riverhounds” JULY 3 – Lehigh Valley Alumni Chapter “Alumni Night with the IronPigs” 12 – Baltimore Alumni Chapter “Alumni Afternoon with the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals” 14 – Harrisburg Alumni Chapter “Night at the Central PA Food Bank” 26 – Washington, D.C., Alumni Chapter “Alumni Night with D.C. United and the Philadelphia Union” AUGUST 2 – Pittsburgh Alumni Chapter “New Student Send-Off Celebration” 4 – Baltimore Alumni Chapter “New Student Send-Off Celebration” 4 – York Alumni Chapter “New Student Send-Off Celebration” 5 –...

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Passages: Spring 2015

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The College community expresses its sympathy to the families of our alumni, friends, faculty and staff noted here.  Join us in remembering and celebrating the lives of those who made an impact on each of us. – indicates member of the J. G. Francis Society 2014 PASSAGES Alumni 50s Christine Newton ’55 – Dec. 23 John Witmer ’57  – Dec. 19 60s Asher Halbleib ’60 – Dec. 27 William Dengler ’61 – Dec. 8 Daniel Woolcock ’62 – Dec. 1 John Grove ’62 – Dec. 17 Dr. James Oberholtzer ’64 – Dec. 7 Susan Hume ’66 – Nov. 23 70s Donald Greenawalt ’73 – Dec. 23 Dr. Dennis L. Gilbert ’75 – Sept 29 90s Anthony Agatone ’90 – Dec. 12   Faculty, Staff & Friends Dr. John Aichele – Dec. 7 Dorothy Sotosky – June 7   The...

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