Winter 2011 Patches
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patchesThe Magazine for Alumni & Friends of Harcum College WINTER 2011
For the Love of JazzSandra Smolen Jaffe 58 and her life of culture and music
R E V I V I N G T H E A R T S I A L UMN A F O U N D S J A Z Z H A L L I Z I P I N S I N F L U E N C E
Faces, oil on canvas by alumnaTricia Zengel 84, hangs alongsideother student artwork throughoutthe hallways of the AcademicCenter. Many of these works werecompleted under the guidance ofart teacher Martin Zipin.
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Harcum College is an equal opportunity institution and, as such, does not discriminate in its educational and employment practiceswith regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, applicable veteran status, orany other legally protected classification.
On the Cover: shot of New OrleansPreservation Hall, located in the citys French Quarter, and co-founded by 1958 graduate Sandra Smolen Jaffe.
Photograph provided by Preservation Hall.
contentsThe Magazine for Alumni & Friends of Harcum College WINTER 2011
8 Little Theatre to Revive On-Campus Arts
10 For the Love of Jazz; Class of 58 Alumna Sandra Jaffes Founding of Preservation Hall
12 Harcum College Art and the Influence of Martin Zipin
2 Presidents Message and Campus Highlights
4 Homecoming 2010 Recap
14 Faculty & Staff Notes
16 Class Notes
18 Honor Roll of Donors
20 In Memory
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Office of CollegeAdvancementBedford Hall750 Montgomery AvenueBryn Mawr, PA 19010610.526.6060
on campusAs of the Fall 2010 semester, total enrollment reached1,425 students! To put this into perspective, only 472 wereenrolled in 2002 and in 2009 we reached 1,148 which was arecord high until this year.
The College plans to add Diagnostic Medical Sonography(Ultrasound) to our list of programs offered this coming Fall. Weare also exploring the possibility of a concentration in geriatrics awell as a program in Hospitality Management.
To accommodate our growth, we have entered an agreement to add classes to the vacant school buildingbelonging to Our Mother of Good Counsel (OMGC), across thestreet from Pennswood Hall. For the past two years, our Bearshave been playing Mens and Womens Basketball in OMGCs gym.Final approval for use of the space was granted this semester andthe Nursing Program is the first to move over. Other programswill soon be utilizing this space.
A signing ceremony for a dual nursing enrollmentagreement between ImmaculataUniversity and Harcum was held inSeptember. The first cohort of studentsseeking the RN to BSN degree pro-gram from Immaculata has begunstudying this Fall.
Dear Friends,Constant Improvement is the overarching theme at Harcum
this year. Major improvements are happening across
campus, and were maintaining momentum! Highlighting
the power of positive change is our goal as we continue to
make additional improvements throughout 2010-2011.
As youll read in our much improved Patches, the College is
on an immediate mission to revive the arts on campus.
Along with the restoration of our historic Little Theatre, we
plan to build sustainable arts programming in an effort to
further enrich the student experience. Harcums vibrant
history in the arts and its positive effect on our alumni is
certainly a testament to arts education, and to its impor-
tance in the lives of all Harcum students regardless of their
chosen career path.
The College also has many reasons to be proud at this
moment. Weve had many recent successes in sharing our
message with the public, including Homecoming ads on
SEPTA buses throughout the Main Line, and a new bill-
board on I-95 which garnered lots of attention. Word is out
that it is a different era at Harcum, and morale is very high.
As we move forward into this new phase, we hope youll
stay in touch. Come back to visit as our campus grows and
flourishes, take part in our community-building activities,
and let us know what youre up to its important to us!
Jon Jay DeTemple, Ph.D.
The Cow Whisperer
With Strong FarmingRoots, Freshman LaikenWilson Embarks on thePath of VeterinaryTechnology at Harcum
By Andy Back
Every January, the sprawling Farm Show complex outside Harrisburg,PA comes to life with an ark-sized collection of farm animals and hun-dreds of people gathering for the largest indoor agricultural event in theU.S. This year, students from the private Milton Hershey School inHershey, PA showed 25 beef and dairy cattle, goats and sheep, raised inthe weathered barns of the historic school, founded in 1909 by choco-late manufacturer Milton Hershey and his wife Catherine.
The Milton Hershey School is a free, private, coeducational homeand school, with a pre-kindergarten through 12th grade education, forchildren from families of low income, limited resources, and socialneed. The School is funded by a trust established by Mr. and Mrs.Hershey, and received his entire estate when he passed away in 1945.
Thirteen MHS students placed or earned ribbons this year. Amongthem is a young woman with natural empathy and a gentle way withanimals that is so remarkable she is known to her fellow students asthe cow whisperer Laiken Wilson.
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Residence Halls are currently at capacity! Although blocksof rooms in Klein and Pennswood have been converted for otherpurposes (daycare, staff residencies), about 210 students are occu-pying the other residence rooms as both singles and doubles.
Civility is a key theme being addressed with our Harcumcommunity this year. A number of events and lectures sur-rounding civility were offered to students, faculty and staff duringCivility Week this past semester. Civility includes: proper dress,appropriate language and peaceful conflict resolution. We aim tocontinue to keep high standards for civility across campus.
The Colleges $5 million-dollar TRIO Grant for SupportServices was renewed. TRIO is a federally-funded programthat supports counseling and peer tutoring as well as services forspecial needs students. The new grant will providefunding for five more years.
The recent Little Theatre Campaign was agreat success! Our June $100,000 ChallengeGrant goal was not only met, it was exceeded.Excess funding will be put towards an endow-ment that will support arts programming.Harcum community support made the cam-paign very successful. Many alumni as well asfaculty and staff helped tremendously in oureffort to meet this goal. Restoration of the venue ison schedule to be completed by the end of December.
Harcums Board of Trustees recently added industryleaders Ted Rosen and Dan Hirschfeld.
Ted Rosen has earned a national reputation for hiswork in sales consulting and technology integra-tion, among other topics. He has worked closelywith many state associations and community bankleagues. He has advised congressional staff andbank regulators, and has trained federal bankexaminers. Rosen will serve as Chair of HarcumsDevelopment Committee.
Nationally-recognized leader Dan Hirschfeld hasan extensive background in a variety of healthcaresettings. His experience ranges from acquisitions
and business development roles to managementof an ancillary services business and the
creation of an assisted living company.During his term, Hirschfeld will
serve on Harcums Developmentand Academic Affairs Committees.
He was also the CollegesCommencement speaker in May.
Both individuals bring toHarcum outstanding business
experience and a commitment toeducation.
Adopted at age 7 and raised on abeef farm in Lawrence County whereshe in turn raised a calf named Angel,Laiken came to the MHS in her sopho-more year and quickly becameinvolved in showing the school-ownedfarm animals that are a key part of theschools teaching mission.
In the beef cattle barn near the cen-ter of MHSs campus, Laiken is clearlyat home. She stands in her rubberboots in a straw-filled stall among theconstant lowing of cattle and sheep.Swallows and doves swoop and glide
through the windows and there are a half-dozen farm cats underfoot,jumping up on pails, cleaning their paws and then dashing off again.Laiken holds the lead of her Hereford calf Cherish, who came in secondin junior show at the Farm Show. Her yearling, Upstager, won first in thesenior calf competition, and Laiken also received the Beef