This Page is Dedicated in memory of our great friend, Science Teacher at SVA, Athlete,
etc. Herb Copenhaver. Herb was the Steve McQueen of our class of 1960! Very Cool yet
very bright and a great student! Herb was taken from us in 2000 .... I hope many of
you will join us in sending something to SVA for the Herb Copenhaver Endowment
In the photo pictured above Herby is playing me up front on the stage for the SVA
ping pong championship in 1959. Herb won the first game ... I won the second and
the third game Herb won 32 to 30 in games to 21. ..... Herby & I had a lot of fun
in those 4 years! The year before I think "Pinky" Jim Hartig won it all.
At the bottom of this page we also have links to great photos sent in by Dr. Dick
and Judy Brown SVA PHOTO PAGE #3 and photos just
added 6/09/07 sent by Bonnie Jean Kelchner. SVA PHOTO
PAGE #4 Page #2 is of the program only.
Much more on separate pages later on my 4 years at SVA 1957 - 60. .... Becky & I
will be back the next 3 years for alumni ... We plan on doing a site each of those
years too .... Much like what we do and did for Becky's 40th
and 45th at Milo Academy in Days Creek Oregon.
Doc Hemp at the SVA 2007 Reunion
My Bride .... Becky (Casebeer) Hemp
The Friday Night buffet at the new Administration building
Saturday Morning Service in the Gymnasium
Seated Stewart Golf & Don Morgan, Standing Bill Strickland Bill is the Greatest!
... A long time faculty member and student supporter over the years.
Left from front to rear .... The Silver Fox - Dr. Richard Brown (my room mate in
1958 & part of 59) ..... Dick is currently Chairman of the Biology Dept at Union
College ... Dick's wife Judy (a fantastic singer) ... Bonnie Jean Kelchner, and
last but not least Arch Livengood.
Right from front to rear .... John Stant, Ellie Stant (sister) ... Then Becky Hemp...
the love of my life
From Left to Right ... Your's Truly, Doc Hemp, Judy Brown, Dick Brown
Here I am prolly in 1956 at 13 yrs old and a freshman at SVA between two of my early
heart throbs ... Joanne Dean left and Nancy Mondics right .... from the Fredricksberg
VA and Adelphi MD church where my dad was the minister. Front row is my sisters,
Patty is on the left and Joanne.
Here I am again in 1960 ... 16 yrs old ! ... from Nerd to the Fonze ..... a real
"Cool Cat"! ...... Les Chafen is peeking out of the doorway.
Email Dave & Becky Hemp
So we can add you to our SVA Email Alumni List
Hi, a friend has sent me the file you made up on SVA. You have done a fabulous job.
If you want to know
anything about the later 30's, just ask me! Ha. Actually, I know one thing about
the old campus even before I arrived in 1935. Also, Jean Hannah, Class of 1937 is now
retired and living near Andrews U. could fill in lots of blanks as she spent all
her formative and teen years at SVA. In that picture of the old campus, you or
someone shows that concrete slab behind Elliott Hall as being a tennis court.
That, actually, is what was left of the boys' dorm after it burned all the
way down a year or two before I arrived there. The boys were left with only
what they had on as they were attending supper and could not save anthing.
If you wish to enlarge on your very nice creatiion, Elder Harris (called
the SVA historian) knows where there are many archives on the history as
well as pictures of the fire and all else, but you probably know all this.
Anyway, GOOD JOB!!
Keep up your interest in SVA. They need all the help/attention they can get. Thanks
for your caring.
Frances Baumgartner Clarke
Class of 1938