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’67 Nancy Meyer Bieber authored

“Decision Making & Spiritual Discernment: The Sacred Art of Finding Your Way.” Drawing on 25 years of experience as a psychologist and 15 years as a spiritual director, Nancy presents three essential aspects of Spirit-led decision making—willingness, attentiveness and responsiveness—and shows readers how to weave these themes together to discover the best path for them. Each chapter is enriched by practical spiritual exercises to help readers understand themselves and their specific situation, as well as to

strengthen spiritual discernment as a daily way of life. Published in November 2010 by SkyLight Paths Publishing, the book is available at book-stores, such as Barnes & Noble and Borders, and through Amazon and other online sources. Nancy is a teacher with Oasis Ministries for Spiritual Development and Lancaster Theological Seminary, a spiritual director, and a retreat leader. For more information, visit www.nancybieber.com .

’71 Nancy Fritz Valkenburg —along

with Elizabethtown College colleagues Wendy Martin and Kathleen Blouch—presented “Successful Science with Service-Learning: Science in Motion is Civically Engaged!” at the December 2010 Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association convention.

’72 Peter Pero writes, “My interest

in ethnic studies began with the Amish at Elizabethtown. From Central Pennsylvania I moved to Chicago, the metropolis on the Mid-Continent. In the city, I became exposed to many subcultures and neighborhoods that inspired me to write. A professor in graduate school at the University of Illinois admonished me to write about a community that I knew best. Being an Italian-American, I chose to focus my first book on Little Italy in 2009. My current book focuses on an old port of entry in Chicago, called Pilsen. Here I uncover a century of ethnic succession from Germans to Czechs to Poles and currently Mexicans. Writers at E-town should contact me swap ideas and words of support at ppero40@ hotmail.com.” (See photo top center.)

’76 Anna Johnson Breinich was

inducted as president of the American Planning Association’s profes-sional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners. Anna—who has served as director of planning and development for Brunswick, Maine, since 2007—will serve a two-year term with the organization, which is respon-sible for certification and standards of practice within the profession. Ruthann Hopper Dwyer , the director of pastoral services at Philhaven, presented “Holding Hope: A Chaplain’s Perspective on Ministry” at Derry Presbyterian Church in Hershey, Pa., in February 2011.

’78 Angela Salvadia , Amanda

Gordon ’10 , Jennifer Brizek Matlack ’10 and Lisa Weeks ’10 presented “Occupational Balance and Health among the Well-Elderly” at the October 2010 Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association annual conference. At the April 2011 American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, Angela, Ann Marie Potter, Rachel Guss ’09 ,

Alicia Mull ’09 and Jessica Hoffman ’10 presented “Perceived Occupational Experiences of Men Living in a Shelter.”

79 Bronwyn Simons Keller and

Christine Achenbach ’86 conducted and facilitated three American Occupational Therapy Association Fieldwork Educator Certificate programs.

80 Judy Beck Ericksen , Chelsea

Miles ’09 , Jessica Parkes ’10 and Emily Berger ’10 presented “Out-of-School Participation in Children with Disabilities Education Sessions” at the

October 2010 Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association annual conference and “Participation Patterns and Preferences in Children with Physical Impairments: Exploring Out-of-School Activities” at the April 2011 American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) annual conference. Also at the 2011 AOTA annual conference, Judy,

Brittany Coyle ’10 , Allisen Stanley Eberly ’10 and Jacqueline Trotter ’10 presented “Leisure Satisfaction Among Adolescents with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder or Asperger’s Syndrome.” Scott Jones —co-founder and co-president of Forest Capital Partners in Boston, Mass.—returned to Elizabethtown College in March 2011 to present the seminar, “Money Does Grow on Trees,” to students in the Department of Business.

’81 Thomas Ferron was inducted in

the Kennett (Pa.) Old Timers Hall of Fame in January 2011.

’82 Dave Shaw was reelected to

the Pennsylvania Republican State Committee as a committeeman from Montgomery County and to the Montgomery County Republican Committee as a committeeman from West Norriton Township in May 2010. He was first elected to the state committee in 2002 and the county committee in 1996. In addition, Dave was appointed to the West Norriton Civil Service Commission in 2004. He holds or has held leadership posts on county and township committees, as well as in civic and nonprofit organi-zations. Dave also has been involved in campaigns at all levels of politics. In fall 2010, he produced his second play for a local community theater group.

’84 Nancy Carlson , Abby Sauder

Shaw ’09 and Cara Ehst ’09 presented “Students Conduct Program Assessment: Reflection-On-Action” at the April 2011 American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference.

’86 Christine Achenbach and Lark

Eshleman presented “Incorporating Sensory Integration Healing into Attachment Health: A Synergistic Model” at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children in September 2010. At the October 2010 Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association annual conference,

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Clas s n o t e s

Director of Elizabethtown College’s High Library BethAnn Zambella gratefully accepts the donation of “Chicago Italians at Work,” Class of 1972 Peter Pero’s first book on ethnic history.

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