Lower Dauphin Alumni Association

    1989 – 2019


    30 Years of Service to the Students and Alumni of LDHS



    • Convener – Dr. Judith T. Witmer, then Principal for Academics, LDHS, later Asst. to the Supt., LDSD
    • First meeting – April 15, 1989
    • Founding Members: Catherine Reed Eshenour ’66; Marjorie Park Cassel ’65; Russel E. Cassel; Carl W. Espenshade ’62; Nancy L. Hivner ’72; Elizabeth Musser Radle ’62; Joseph M. Snavely ’83; Jean Deimler Seibert ’65; Kirk (Wade) Seibert ’65.
    • Current Officers: President- Elizabeth "Betty" Musser Radle ’62; 1st Vice President- Carl Espenshade - ’62; 2nd Vice President- Kris Neibert Eisenbise ’81, Secretary - Kathy Imhof Weber ’74; Treasurer- George Kline ’72, Correspondence Secretary - Barbara Olson Bowser ’62.
    • Current Board Members: Russ Cassel - ’65,  Karen Espenshade Elliott ’67, Lynn Grimm ’62, Kathy Saltzer Peffer ’ 73, Susan Petrina ’65, Elaine Mader Royer’65. Number of members – technically anyone who was graduated from LDHS 14,000; sustaining (paying for a membership) members – approx. 600
    • Ex Officio: Dr. Judith Witmer
    • LDAA is an independent organization, not funded by the school district.

     Purpose: to collect and preserve historical artifacts, design fundraising projects to support student activities and academics, and plan programs by which alumni continue their involvement in their Alma Mater.

     Activities and contributions:

    • Board meets bi-monthly
    • Sponsored the Golden Jubilee: 50th Anniversary Celebration, 2010
    • Maintain a database of alumni addresses
    • Publish an Alumni Directory – Latest in 2015
    • Active in Homecoming
      • Homecoming 1989 – first participation ; 1990 – first Alumni Band and a float featuring past Homecoming Queens; later, Alumni Cheerleaders
      • Various groups are honored at Homecoming; the following to date: wrestlers, football teams, field hockey, the first Championship Football Team (1960), the band, and major half-time program in 2010 honoring the undefeated “Team ’70”, Distinguished Alumni Awards. 
      • After-game Indoor Tailgate Reception
    • Falcon Pride newsletter, began fall 1989
    • Purchase and Installation of a Falcon Pride sign board in the gymnasium
    • Purchase and Installation of an Award Plaque honoring LDAA scholarship winners
    • Scholarship, supported by the Falcon Alumni Trust. We have awarded twenty-nine scholarships since the inception of the award in 1990. We manage several other scholarships funded by various alumni groups and individuals.
    • Installation of Alumni Lobby which includes a large walk-in Show Case used for museum quality exhibits that change several times a year

    Honor Distinguished Alumni: Refer to Distinguished Alumni/Alumnus page for updated list.

    email:  Kathy Imhof Weber kweber@ldsd.org

    Mailing Address - LDAA, PO BOX 255, Hummelstown, PA  17036 




    Donation form  LDAA Donor Form


Last Modified on May 23, 2019