MORAVIAN COLLEGE MAGAZINE
Restoring the Peter Hall Windows
Upper left: HUB director Ann McKittrick Claussen ’74 and Paty Eiffe serve cake at the dedication ceremony for the Paty Eiffe Gallery in the HUB. Upper right: Charlie Eichman and Percy Henkelman evoke old-time pajama parades as the men of ’48 march in the Reunion Parade. Above left: Greg Siefert ’69 drives the horse and buggy as passenger Hannah Baum Brown ’28 waves (thanks to Mountain Pride Farm for entering the buggy in the parade). Above right: 50threunion 1948 women hold on to their hats as they parade their theme “Have Tea with the Class of ’48.” Far left: Earl Zeiner ’57 accepts the Medallion of Merit at the Reunion Luncheon. Middle left: Emmeline Lewis Dimmick ’48 presents a check to President Rokke representing the total amount given by reunion classes as of May 30. Left: Jack Finelli, Bruce Mumie, and Norm Prochnau lead the Class of ’58 with the “Greyhound Special—Take the Bus with Us.” Bottom left: The Class of ’73 lines up for its 25th reunion picture. Row 1: Martha Cox Popichak, Norman Sam, Gary Johnson, Alicia Cavanaugh Goldfeeder, Arleen Kerst Goubeaud, Brenda Francis Sanderson. Row 2: Saul Finkle, Priscilla Barres Schueck, Lynne Polishook Overk, Wendy Perry Hartung, Bev Gaston Kochard, Deb Faust, Jill Ferst Coleman. Row 3: Rick Rosemont, Jennifer Swain Clarke, Anne Lockhart Baier, Pat Tallon Walsh, Bev Frederick Morley, Lewis “Buffer” Ergmann, Thomas Kwiatek. Row 4: Rick Eberts, Dennis Jones, James Baier, Terry McMann, Tim Gardner, Daniel Ruth, Jeff Curry, Michael Paden.
Moravian College Magazine Staff Editor Susan Overath Woolley Assistant editor Judith K. Mehl Sports editor Mark J. Fleming Class notes assistant Patricia Murray Hanna ’82 Student assistant Heather Wickmann ’00
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Director Bertha Francis Knisely ’69 Assistant director Elizabeth K. Martin The Moravian College Magazine is published three times a year for the information and pleasure of Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents, and friends. Readers are cordially invited to submit articles and opinion essays to be considered for publication in the Magazine. Submissions should be typed, double-spaced. Criteria for acceptance include timeliness, relevance to the life and interests of Moravian College and its community, and excellence of writing. Letters to the editor about issues discussed in the Magazine are welcome. Any reader who has access to electronic mail may send letters to the Magazine through that medium. Susan Woolley’s Internet address is woolley@ moravian.edu or firstname.lastname@example.org. Judith Mehl’s Internet address is mejkm01@ moravian.edu. U.S. Mail will get to the editors, too! Anyone who wishes to contact the Alumni Office may do so at (610) 861-1366, by fax at (610) 861-3945, or via the Internet at email@example.com. Deadlines for submitting articles and for sending news to class correspondents are: Fall issue: June 15 Winter issue: October 15 Spring issue: February 15 All accepted articles, class correspondence, and letters to the editor will be subject to editing.
Table of Contents Around Campus
Moravian and St. Luke’s Launch Nursing Major
Scholarship as an Adventure
Looking Back on a Teaching Deanship
Peter Hall Windows Glow with New Splendor
“They Were Our Muses”
Alumni Association News
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Volume 47, No. 3 Moravian College Magazine Fall 1998 Cover photo
Artist and master craftsman David Crane of Plumstead Studios prepares to remove one of the stained glass windows in Peter Hall for restoration.
Reunion photos on inside front cover by Gregory M. Fota ’69. Class photo by George Baker ’72. 3
B and B Team Prepares to Smooth Transition
1997-1998 Annual Fund Closes with a New High Total of $1,101,918
As students returned to campus, Bettie M. Smolansky and William C. Deeds embarked on a joint venture to smooth the transition between departing dean Martha Reid and a new dean next year. Smolansky and Deeds will serve as interim dean of the faculty and interim dean for academic affairs respectively. “With their academic distinction and longstanding service to our Moravian College community, Drs. Smolansky and Deeds will make an outstanding transition team in the Dean’s Office. We are most fortunate to have colleagues of their stature,” said President Rokke. Their goal is to get through a very difficult year. Deeds explained, “A lot of things are coming to a boil. We can’t just mark time. We can’t afford stagnation yet we can’t set trends that are immovable.” Each paid tribute to the other’s special contributions to the institution. Smolansky said, “Bill is a key to continuity. There are a number of highly complex processes that the Dean’s Office oversees. Bill is essential to providing successful uninterrupted flow.” Deeds is in his 18th year at the College. He served first in the Psychology Department and for the last nine years in the Dean’s Office. He received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1988. In addition to serving as associate dean he chaired the Academic Standards Committee and has served on the Assessment, Human Subjects, Liberal Education and Continuing Studies committees. Deeds said, “Moravian has a special sense of community. I can’t think of anyone that better exemplifies that sense of community than Bettie.” Smolansky is in her 35th year with Moravian. Bettie served as assistant dean of the College under Jim Heller from 1980-82. She has chaired the Academic Program Committee twice for five years each. Bettie also served on numerous Moravian and community committees during her tenure. She received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1978, and in 1996 the Lehigh Valley Association for Academic Women named her Academic Woman of the Year. Are they looking forward to the coming year? Smolansky said, “Moravian is a people place. They always make new things happen.” Deeds added, “Every year is different. I’ve yet to become bored. I don’t foresee it becoming routine.” The work overload and the routine seem the least of their concerns. Moravian was always at the forefront of their discussion—how to support it, nurture it, bring it into its own. Smolansky explained, “I have dedicated my whole adult life to this institution. I want to make sure it takes the next step. I honor its traditions, but I want to help it move forward.”
The College Annual Fund closed June 30 with a new high total of $1,101,918. Gifts from alumni and trustees represent 66% of the total or $725,030. Faculty and staff giving increased 32% over the prior year and hit an all-time high of $40,818. Alumni participation in giving to the College remained at 30%. Although almost every category showed improvement over the prior year, the Parents’ Fund showed the most significant increase, raising $59,673 or 46% more than the previous year. The Moravian Parents Council’s Development Committee, co-chaired by Bill and Peggy Schade P’97, recruited 533 parents as donors this year. Participation by current parents increased from 30% to 34% and past parents from 10% to 17%. The Seminary Annual Fund totaled $90,821 with a 46% alumni participation rate, which places Moravian Theological Seminary near the very top of seminaries in the United States. Alumni donors increased by 17% over the prior year while the number of donors in the friends category increased by 44%. Much of this increase can be attributed to increased travel by the faculty of the Seminary and the development staff. Linda Robertson, director of development, had high praise for the 35 student callers and managers who staff the ten weeks of on-campus phonathons. “Our students raised $267,532 for Moravian; all of us thank them for their incredible dedication.”
Foundation Grants Increase Learning Opportunities for Students Through an increased gift from the Charles A. Frueauff Foundation, Moravian College will distribute $35,000 to this year’s Frueauff Scholars. The foundation, a longtime benefactor, has provided need-based scholarships to more than 250 Moravian College students through an annual grant to the College. The increased award of $35,000 will extend the Charles A. Frueauff Scholarships for the 1998-99 academic year.
The Writing Center has received a $10,000 award from the Lebensfeld Foundation of Jersey City, N.J., for programs during the 1998-1999 academic year. The grant will fund training and wages for student tutors, a computer upgrade and a new scanner, and ongoing development of the English Department’s website. The Lebensfeld Foundation has supported Moravian’s Writing Center for over a decade; this year, their gift also will establish the Lebensfeld Prizes in writing.
President Rokke Addresses Council on Foreign Relations Symposium President Rokke addressed a symposium on “The Challenge of Governance in a Global World,” held at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Diplomacy on May 28. The symposium, co-sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, focused on the gradual shifting of sovereignty from the nation-state to non-territorial actors and examined the nature and effectiveness of governance structures that emerged.
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Appointed Elizabeth K. Martin joined the staff at Moravian College in August. A 1989 graduate of Bloomsburg University, she comes from Harvard University’s School of Public Health where she was assistant to the director of communications. Her duties at Moravian will include overseeing Class Notes; writing the alumni information for the Moravian College Magazine; creating various publications, brochures, and invitations; advising the Student Alumni Association; expanding young alumni programming; organizing Homecoming and other events; advising the Senior Class Gift Committee; and assisting with reunions and area club events.
Michael Wilson Named Public Relations Director Michael P. Wilson was named director of public relations for Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary this spring. Wilson, an Allentown native, came to the College after working 12 years in the public health sector in New York City. For the past six years he was director of the tobacco control program at the New York City Department of Health. He was the city’s spokesperson on tobacco-related issues. He also chaired the Coalition for a Smoke-Free City’s education and media committees and created the coalition’s website. Wilson is a graduate of West Chester University with a B.S. in public health administration.
Moravian Moves Up in National Ranking Moravian College recently moved up to the third tier of the national liberal arts colleges in the most recent
US News & World Report rankings. Moravian scored high marks in freshmen retention and in graduation rates in the survey of college admission deans, academic deans, and presidents. The 1999 edition lists Moravian in the third tier, up from the 1998 and 1997 fourth-tier rankings. Prior to 1994, Moravian was classified as a regional comprehensive college. Due in large part to an expanded recruitment base, increased selectivity, and wider recognition, Moravian was moved to the national liberal arts college category, considered the premier group of liberal arts colleges. “It is important to Moravian College to be listed among the national liberal arts colleges,” said Bernard Story, dean of admission and financial aid. “To break onto the national scene was a very difficult thing to do, and we are proud to be included among what we feel are the best colleges in the country. Now, we are putting things in place which will allow us to move up the ladder. “We used to be a much bigger fish in a smaller pond. This is definitely the pond in which we want to swim, however. We have very ambitious plans to increase national and international recruitment over the next few years.”
Art Auction Raises Funds for Reeves Library
The second Moravian College Art Auction, held Saturday, June 6, raised $8,000 for the benefit of Reeves Library. Art valued at $35 to $4,000 was auctioned. The co-chairs were Jane Schaffer of the Academic Deans’ Office and Amy Mende ’76. Two special pieces were donated to the auction: a lithograph by American impressionist painter Joseph Dawley, and a limited edition print by Jan Ciganick, secretary in the Art Department. Photo: Joe Giaquinto. 5
Committee with his wife Patricia ’70. Five new members have joined the Seminary’s board of trustees. Richard L. Bruckart ’79, ’82, Moravian College welcomes three Lawrence R. Christianson, and Gary L. new members to its board of trustees. Harke were elected at the 1998 NorthStephen G. Donches is vice presiern Province Synod of the Moravian dent of public affairs at Bethlehem Steel Church in August. Earlier this summer, Corporation and president of the David B. Guthrie ’86 and Paul A. Wee Bethlehem Steel Foundation. He is a joined the board. graduate of St. Joseph’s College and the Bruckart, who received his B.A. Harvard Business School Advanced from Moravian College and his M.Div. Management Program. from the Seminary, is a pastor at the Philip J. Erdle is president of the Emmaus Moravian Church in Emmaus. International Education Foundation, He also serves as vice president of the Inc. He also serves as president and Eastern District Ecumenical Board and executive director of the Academy is a member of the Emmaus Historical Research and Development Institute. Forum, Rotary International, and Erdle holds a doctorate from the UniEmmaus Ecumenical Ministries. versity of Colorado and is a graduate of Christianson, also a College trustee, the Harvard Business School Advanced is president of the Western District of Management Program. the Moravian Church. He is a former Robert J. Schoenen, former presipastor of the Waconia Moravian dent of Schoenen’s Supermarkets, Inc., Church in Waconia, Minn., and former serves on both the Senior Citizens vice president of the Western District. Council and the Bethlehem Public He is a graduate of the University of Library board of directors. Schoenen is a Wisconsin at Oshkosh. He received his graduate of the University of Virginia. M.Div. from United Theological SemiSchoenen co-chaired the Inauguration nary of the Twin Cities, New Brighton, Minn. Harke is a staff associate of the Provincial Elders’ Conference, Northern Province, in Madison, Wis. He also serves on a number of ecumenical and interfaith boards and committees. Guthrie is a pastor at the Rolling Hills Moravian Church in Longwood, Fla. He also serves on the board of directors and chairs the Administration Committee of the Christian Sharing Center in Florida. He received his Moravian College celebrated its 256th anniversary with a Lovefeast, Friday, May 29, in Peter Hall. The alumnae of Moravian College M.Div. from Moravian for Women planned the service as a part of their Founder’s Day Theological Seminary. Celebration. Professor Les Reker, director and curator of the Wee is pastor of the Gallery, spoke on the topic “The Evolution of Payne Gallery: Lutheran Church of the Campus Gym to Campus Gem.” Priscilla Payne Hurd, benefactor Reformation located on of the museum and vice chair of the Moravian College Board of Capitol Hill in WashingTrustees, attended the lovefeast, and was presented with purple and ton, D.C. From 1986 to gold daisies by Lois Yearger Fischel ’41 “in gratitude for her 1993, he was the assistant generosity in transforming the Women’s College gym into Moravian general secretary for College’s gem.” Photo: Christmas City Studios.
New Trustees Serve College and Seminary
256th Anniversary Love Feast Celebrates Art
international affairs and human rights of the Geneva-based Lutheran World Federation. Wee graduated from Harvard University and later received his doctorate from the Free University of Berlin.
National Science Foundation Grant to Fund Pioneering Study in Optics David McGee, whose experiments in the field of optics have many important practical implications, was awarded a two-year National Science Foundation grant to equip students at Moravian to carry on the work. McGee, assistant professor of physics, and R. Daniel Libby, associate professor of chemistry, will use the $37,494 grant to buy a krypton laser, a differential scanning calorimeter, and other accessories that will introduce the study of nonlinear optics to courses in the physics and chemistry departments. Nonlinear optics relates to such practical areas as fiber optic communications used by telephone and other technologies, advanced lasers for surgery, industrial processing and chemical sensing.
Kay Ward and Hopeton Clennon Begin Duties as Moravian Bishops Kay Ward, director of continuing education and assistant professor of pastoral theology at Moravian Theological Seminary since 1990, “smashed yet another barrier” for women, said the New York Times on August 16. She was named the first woman bishop in the Moravian Church worldwide. Ward was elected bishop at the Moravian Church’s Northern Province synod. C. Hopeton Clennon, Seminary trustee since 1994, was the second bishop elected. Clennon has been pastor of the Schoeneck Moravian Church in Nazareth since 1994. He is a graduate of the University of the West Indies and United Theological College, Kingston, Jamaica. He is a member of the Interprovincial Faith and Order Commission and Program Planning Committee for Hope Conference and Renewal Center. He will continue as pastor while serving as bishop.
Moravian and St. Luke’s Launch Nursing Major Moravian College, the sixth-oldest college in the country, recently formed a partnership with another venerable institution to offer an innovative nursing major leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. It has joined with the St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing, founded in 1884 and the oldest of its kind in the country, to educate nurses who are intellectually, culturally, and professionally well grounded. The result is the St. Luke’s Hospital Commemorative School of Nursing at Moravian College. The partnership offers new opportunities for both institutions. Moravian has offered a major in nursing on a cooperative basis for many years; now it will have its own program from start to finish. St. Luke’s has recognized for more than a decade that the professional nurse of the twentyfirst century will require a broad-based liberal-arts education in addition to professional hospital training. This reflects a national trend: according to the Allentown Morning Call, the
Above right, St. Luke’s nursing students portray student nurses of various eras at the news conference announcing the establishment of the St. Luke’s Commemorative School of Nursing at Moravian: Anne Marie Connolly as the student nurse of the future; Mark Green as the student nurse of the present; Jennifer Jackson as the Army cadet nurse of World War II; Evangeline Coeyman and Dolores Schiesser as student nurses of 1884; and Eleanor Massey as the first dean of the St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing. Evangeline Coeyman holds the silver lamp, modeled on the lamp used by Florence Nightingale in the Crimean War, which is the emblem of the school of nursing’s alumni association. Above, Priscilla Payne Hurd, trustee of both St. Luke’s and Moravian, addresses the news conference.
number of two-year nursing diploma programs has dropped from nearly 1,000 to approximately 100 in the past 20 years. Negotiations between St. Luke’s and Moravian began three years ago, and became public in January 1997 when they planned to apply to the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing for approval. Approval was granted in March 1998, and the partnership was officially announced on June 24. The new program will offer a four-year baccalaureate course of study, divided between liberal studies and nursing studies. The program will continue the St. Luke’s practice of immersing the student nurse, starting early in the curriculum, in a variety of clinical experiences emphasizing the promotion of health for diverse individuals, families, and communities. A part-time study program, administered through the College’s Division of Continuing Studies, will be available for nurses who hold the two-year nursing diploma or the associate degree in nursing, to enable them to earn their baccalaureate degree. Janet Sipple, dean of the St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing and now chair of Moravian’s Department of Nursing, praised the process of forming the partnership and its expected results: “The entire St. Luke’s and Moravian College organizations have made this journey with us over the past three years. Our new Moravian College colleagues have been wonderful to work with as we created an innovative model where both Moravian College and St. Luke’s Hospital will own this new nursing program. This collegiate nursing program will bring the resources of a distinguished liberal arts college together with a notable community medical center with exclusive privilege and access to one another’s organizations. This is a winning combination for nursing education. A school of nursing is a special place and makes an important difference to a community’s well-being. This new partnership will bring the best in collegiate education together with the best in clinical nursing practice and education to create what I predict will be a premier nursing program within the next decade.” Recruiting for the first class is now under way; the first students will enter the College in the fall of 1999 and graduate in 2003.
Photos: Betsy Toole. 7
Scholarship as an Adventure
by David McGee Liberal-arts colleges like Moravian take pride in educating people to spread knowledge around, not just soak it up. This spring ten Moravian students had the opportunity to do just that at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research at Salisbury State University in Salisbury, Maryland, from April 23 through 25. The Moravian students joined 1,800 other college and university students at NCUR, which for twelve years now has enabled undergraduates to taste the adventure of sharing their discoveries with peers, patrons, and potential critics. NCUR is an annual event that brings together “college and university faculty, students, administrators, and others interested in promoting undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study,” according to the organization’s mission statement. Accompanied by four Moravian faculty members, the ten Moravian students gave presentations describing independent scholarly activity in all fields of study. For some students, their presentations were summaries of independent study projects; for others, their Honors projects provided the materials. All students participating in the meeting were doing what faculty members would like all students to do: actively learn by diving into a topic and taking it apart piece by piece. Before and during the meeting there were certainly times when it appeared easier to not participate: cars lost on poorly-marked roads, mysteriously malfunctioning software, and uncooperative PCs, to name a few factors. By the meeting’s end, however, it was clear that our students had experienced a sense of validation that could only be gained by describing their work to faculty and students from other institutions. The idea of attending NCUR started with Clifton Kussmaul, assistant professor of computer science, and Carl Salter, associate professor of chemistry. Both Clif and Carl had Honors students and were interested in having their students present their work to a wider audience. After a few phone calls, it 8
became clear that not just a chemistry and computer science student were interested in presenting—eight more students and their faculty advisors expressed interest. Organizing the NCUR trip began in earnest in December when students were required to submit abstracts of their work. By March, the plans for a trip to NCUR were in place. Lafayette College was sending 30 students to NCUR and had rented a bus for the trip, with room for the ten Moravian students. This was an excellent opportunity for our students to “loosen up” for the meeting by interacting with other students who would also be presenting. At around six o’clock on the evening of April 22, a bus (plus a few cars) loaded with somewhat anxious students left Moravian’s campus and headed south for Maryland. The students represented quite a cross-section of Moravian: Jennifer Carrier ’98 (history), Jennifer Jacoby ’00 (criminal justice and psychology), Bridget Cain ’98 (sociology), Marie Engdahl ’98 (chemistry), Megan Leahy ’00 (physics and psychology), James Kelleman ’98 (computer science and physics), Christina Szoke ’99 (history and political science), Kevin Range ’98 (chemistry), George Young ’98 (chemistry) and Valerie Rhoe ’98 (sociology). At this point, it appeared that the hard work was almost over. For the students, there was the satisfaction of knowing they had independently pursued a topic of interest and distilled their key results into a twenty-minute oral presentation. For the faculty members, the job of keeping the projects on schedule as well as arranging transportation, lodging, meals, and multi-media presentation equipment was over. However, that turned out to be only the beginning of the story. Above, Janet Loengard, Jennifer Carrier, Christina Szoke, Megan Leahy, Marie Engdahl, Valerie Rhoe, Jennifer Jacoby, Chris Carlen (who came to support his classmates), Carl Salter, and Lucy McCammon on the first morning of the conference. At right, Megan Leahy triumphs over computer glitches to give her presentation. Photos: David McGee.
Arriving in Salisbury, the students began to get a sense of the magnitude of the event. Almost the entire hotel was booked with students and faculty, all attending the conference; the campus itself was considerably larger than Moravian’s, and there seemed to be buses of students everywhere. Moravian students began to get the idea that their audiences might be larger than they had anticipated, and some slight nervousness
became evident. A minor addition to the tension was dealing with the logistics of getting fourteen people using several modes of transportation to arrive at the same hotel at the same time, especially given Delaware Route 13’s tendency to reroute itself at unexpected intervals. One factor contributing to the rising tide of student apprehension was the fact that the schedule of presenters would not
The NCUR Presenters and Their Presentations Bridget Cain ’98 and Valerie Rhoe ’98 AIDS Education, Safe Sex, and the College Student: Results of a College Survey Lucy McCammon, Advisor A study examining the risk-taking behaviors of Moravian College students in relation to alcohol use, violence, and safe sex.
Jennifer Carrier ’98 Medieval Contradictions of Womanhood and Motherhood Janet Loengard, Advisor A study of the ambiguous ideals of womanhood embodied in the cult of the Virgin Mary throughout the Middle Ages.
Jennifer Jacoby ’00 Sexual Assault and the College Student: Results of a Survey Lucy McCammon, Advisor A study of college date rape, using a survey of Moravian students which queried such factors as alcohol use, violence, and AIDS risks.
Marie Engdahl ’98 A Study of the Oxidation of Co(TIM)2+ with the Anion IO3– Al Martin, Advisor An experimental study involving the oxidation-reduction reaction of a cobalt complex with an iodine compound. These studies are relevant to the chemical reactivity of vitamin B-12.
Megan Leahy ’00 Implementing Bootstrap Error Analysis in Excel: Applications in Physics O. Carl Salter, Advisor A software procedure for estimating the error in laboratory experiments involving measurements of nonlinear data.
James Kelleman ’98 An Efficient Computing Environment Built Using the Plan 9 Distributed System Clifton Kussmaul, Advisor A software solution exploring methods for optimizing task-sharing among resources on a microcomputer network.
Christina Szoke ’99 Compassion or Control: Queenly Influence on Sons and Monarchies Janet Loengard, Advisor A study of the influence of the royal mother on monarchies in England, Scotland, France, and Spain from 1000 to 1300 A.D.
Kevin Range ’98 An Ab Initio Investigation of Proton and Methyl Migrations of Alkyl-Substituted Triazenes O. Carl Salter, Advisor A theoretical computational study of the transition energies of triazines (compounds which have been studied for their potential as anti-tumor agents).
George Young ’98 High-Performance Liquid Chromatography Analysis of Free Radical Involvement in Chloroperoxidase Catalyzed Peroxidatic Reactions R. Daniel Libby, Advisor An experimental study using Moravian’s new capability to make high-resolution chromatographic measurements of complex chemical reaction products, including organic compounds related to cancer research.
be available until our group arrived at Salisbury the night before the conference was to begin. No one knew who was going to present first, and consequently no one could quite relax in the idea that “I’ll just find out from student X what kind of audience I am presenting to.” The students were wondering about the number and kind of questions (particularly from unknown faculty members) they could expect. As it turned out, Jennifer Jacoby was to give her presentation on sexual assault and the college student first, at 8:30 on Thursday morning. This was the conference’s first session—Jen wouldn’t even get a chance to attend other sessions and get a feel for the conference. We arrived at the conference room at 8:00, and by 8:15 only a few Salisbury State students had arrived, perhaps required to do so by their professors. Ten minutes later, there were over thirty students and faculty members as well as a reporter from the Chronicle of Higher Education. Jen’s session was followed by a joint presentation by Bridget Cain and Valerie Rhoe on college AIDS education. By the morning’s end, it was clear from the number of audience questions and informal “breakout” discussions that Jen, Bridget, and Valerie had done an excellent job in preparing and delivering their results. Valerie said, “Before I presented I was extremely nervous because there were so many people at our session. After I presented, I was relieved and excited that I accomplished something I did not believe I was capable of doing.” All of the Moravian students made ambitious presentations—their studies were backed up with data and rigorous data analysis, and their results were presented professionally in a variety of forms. Megan Leahy made a particularly interesting presentation that showed a real-time numerical simulation on a laptop computer, projected onto a screen for audience viewing. This sort of presentation is slowly becoming commonplace in certain Moravian classrooms; however, any faculty member who uses this technology will attest to the fact that it requires preparation and thorough familiarization with the equipment. Taking such a presentation “on the road” with a relatively
Moravian students board the bus for their trip to Salisbury State University for the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.
unknown computer promised to be interesting, to say the least. In preparing for her presentation, Meagan was well aware of the horror stories of portable multimedia presentations. Several weeks before the NCUR trip, she gave her presentation before science faculty and students as part of our Pizza Lecture series (Moravian’s monthly colloquium for students in the physical sciences) and was able to identify some of the potential software glitches. These were corrected and the night before the trip everything was in order—until she arrived at the hotel. At the hotel, the projector that takes the laptop output and presents it on a viewing screen refused to work correctly. We worked frantically to resolve it, as most of us realized that this kind of problem, with no obvious cause, could sink the presentation. As a last-ditch effort we simply re-booted the system and it worked. Five minutes before the presentation the computer locked up again, and was fixed just in time. Despite all omens to the contrary, Megan’s presentation was quite a success—faculty members and students from a number of institutions kept her busy with questions (and compliments) until well after the session had ended. Would she do it again? Absolutely—she will submit her senior-year Honors project to the 1999 NCUR meeting to be held at the University of Rochester in New York. When the student sessions concluded, the Moravian contingent gathered outside for lunch in the first group meeting since arriving at Salisbury. The student feelings could be collectively described as equal parts relief and accomplishment. The anxiety of having to present results to an unknown audience was transformed into a sense of accomplishment when our students realized that their scholarly work was valuable to the community beyond Moravian. This validation was transforming for the students. They came much closer to understanding that learning is an active process that transcends individual courses and instructors. Bridget Cain remarked “Our presentation was filled to the point where people had to sit on the floor. It was truly an honor to be chosen among the thousands of applicants to present our work and to have that many people interested in our topic. I am continuing on to graduate school and my undergraduate experience has become unimaginably valuable for my future endeavors. I was very lucky to have been given the opportunity to conduct this project while at Moravian.” Epilogue: What are the Moravian NCUR presenters doing now? Marie Engdahl graduated cum laude with Honors in chemistry and is a graduate student at Pennsylvania State University. Kevin Range graduated summa cum laude with Honors in chemistry and has a graduate fellowship at University of Minnesota. George Young graduated with Honors in chemistry and is a medical student at Philadelphia College of Medicine. James Kelleman graduated summa cum laude with Honors in computer science and is employed at Lucent Technologies. Jennifer Carrier graduated summa cum laude and is teaching in high school. Christina Szoke is a senior at Moravian doing Honors in history. Megan Leahy is a senior doing Honors in physics. Jennifer Jacoby is a senior majoring in psychology and sociology. Bridget Cain graduated magna cum laude and is a graduate student at Bryn Mawr College. Valerie Rhoe graduated summa cum laude and is a graduate student at Notre Dame University.
David McGee is assistant professor of physics at Moravian.
Looking Back on a Teaching Deanship by Kenneth A. Briggs Martha Reid says she was Moravian’s dean long enough in one form or other that “some call me that as if it’s my name.” Now, after sixteen years of deancraft, first as Dean James J. Heller’s assistant, then his associate, then dean for academic affairs, finally dean of the College and vice president for academic affairs in 1991, she set aside the title this fall to become a full-time English professor. On the eve of vacating her sunny northeast corner office on the ground floor of Colonial Hall, she was surrounded by boxes of books, impressionist art, bronze monastic grave rubbings, and memorabilia that included a slice of a hollowed out Louisville slugger baseball bat that holds pens and reminds her of her Philadelphia Phillies allegiance. Her new address will be Zinzendorf Hall, where, after a fall sabbatical, she will teach Shakespeare, contemporary literature, and writing for first-year students. The transition will be more degree than kind: she has continued teaching a course all during her time as an administrator. A personable woman with clear, resolute eyes, a strong, open face, and salt-and-pepper hair, Reid was raised in the Lehigh Valley but bears the directness and wry humor of her New England heritage. Her mother was from Maine and became a musician and music teacher; her father, from Massachusetts, became chief metallurgist for Bethlehem Steel. Despite her achievements, she said in an interview, she has never derived a sense of worth from work but rather from the “gift” of support her parents bestowed on herself and her two sisters. “They let us know they believed in every one of us,” she says. “They taught me I could do any job. They gave me my identity and personality. It’s not an unreflective strength— you doubt yourself all the time. You question yourself. But then, doubt or no doubt, it’s your responsibility to give it your best.” The dean’s desk is the destination for the sometimes nettlesome problems of academic life. Courses and programs require review, department differences seek resolution, ego bruises seek soothing, and countless items are brought for fair consideration. Of all the matters which faced her as dean, Reid believes the revising of the curriculum will have the most lasting significance. Under her guidance, the Core curriculum re-focused Moravian studies. “At the very least,” she says, “it made people pay attention to what they were doing.” After an arduous process, the College has approved guidelines for combining the Core studies with a general guidelines curriculum.
With the implemention of those guidelines about to begin, she felt it best to leave that next stage to a new dean. “The timing is perfect,” she says. “It’s a good sense of closure on that period, an elegant time, an artistic time.” The years have been “busy,” she says, glancing about at the boxes. “The academic dean’s office is a place that takes teaching and learning very seriously. I have been consulted on a great variety of topics.” The dean is often presumed to be the problem solver, she adds, and that usually involves funds. “Sometimes they think I print money in the basement,” she says drolly. “It never crosses their minds sometimes that I didn’t have the resources to do all the things we want to do.” Teaching has helped her be a better dean, she believes, by making her “sympathetic for the work of the classroom and how hard it is.” Her own classroom, she explains, “has helped keep me focused on the central purpose of helping students learn. It’s so easy when deaning to get twisted by the gamesmanship, the business, and the politics. You can forget your purpose.” The person she calls “mentor” and for whom she reserves the title “dean” with uncommon reverence is Dean Heller, who occupied the post for twenty-seven years. She especially admired his skills as a peacemaker who could bring different sides to a middle ground. “I tended to take stands, be unbending,” Reid says. “He taught me to value compromise, that there can be a piece of something for everybody. I’m not sure I learned this lesson well enough—even now I can be a little stiff.” Taking yoga classes helped change her style, she says. Not so much the content of the yoga itself, but the supportive, encouraging manner used by her teacher. She believes that experience has made her less critical and more positive. From Reid’s vantage point, Moravian has changed over her tenure as dean of the College. “Physically, we’re a caterpillar that has become a butterfly,” she notes with regard to the library and several other impressive new building projects. “We’ve become increasingly attractive not by becoming grand. There is no sprawl. The library is at the center of things metaphorically.” The faculty has become more diverse, a move she says she has encouraged. The greater mix brings new ideas, she says, but has weakened camaraderie and common sense of purpose. As a college, she says, Moravian is “more ambitious. We’ve worked hard to attain the goal of becoming more broadly known.” Photo: Bill Denison. 11
Peter Hall Windows Glow with New Splendor Beginning during World War I, when the first of them was installed, and into the 1950s when the Men’s and Women’s Colleges merged, the six classical ladies representing Religion, Literature, Music, Drama, Science, and Education presided over the Moravian College for Women chapel service, glowing in stained glass. After the merger Religion, though maintaining her central position in the west wall, took a back seat to Music as the chapel was used as a concert hall. But in the 1970s they went into eclipse. During the renovations that transformed the Women’s College buildings into the Hurd Center for Music and Art, the windows of Peter Hall, the former chapel, were covered up. Now, thanks to the generosity of the Alumni Association, the Byers Foundation, the Connelly Foundation, and trustee Betsey Tait Puth ’51, they have been uncovered and restored, and shine with more than their former splendor. It was never intended that the windows be covered permanently, said Richard Schantz, professor emeritus of music and former director of music at Moravian. The Peter Hall renovations included plans to install an organ in the center of the stage, which would have blocked the central window, and to remove and repair the windows and reinstall them in the east wall, opposite the stage. Funds were not immediately available, however, and the stained glass, loosened over the years, admitted more street noise than was tolerable at concerts, so they 12
were covered as a temporary stopgap measure. This stopgap, like many, lasted for twenty years. During that twenty years plans changed. It was no longer considered desirable to so drastically alter the original plan of the building; the windows should remain where they were originally installed. But the job of repair remained, and the magnitude of the job was apparent when the windows were uncovered in the spring of 1997. They were dirty; the putty cementing the glass pieces into the leading was dried out and crumbling; some of the windows had slipped and slumped in their frames; one had been inexpertly and unhistorically repaired not long before it was covered up. David Crane of Plumstead Studios was selected to give the expert and historically sensitive attention the job needed. Crane, who has restored severely vandalized windows, said the Peter Hall windows were actually in quite good condition, considering their age and lack of maintenance. There was a minimum of broken and rotted leading, most of the copper tiewires were in place, not too many of the panes were cracked, and the painted areas were “well fired and stable.” Above, Paula Zerkle, director of choral music, rehearses the Moravian College Women’s Chorus in Peter Hall under the newly restored windows. Religion is in the center, with Literature on the left and Music on the right. Photos: Stephen Barth.
When the restoration began, so did the surprises. All the windows in the west wall, and Drama in the south wall, were too short for their openings. The bottom 20 inches or so was filled in with boards and plaster, on the inside only; on the outside the space was glazed with the same textured plate glass that was behind the leaded glass. “The oldtimers used to price windows by the square foot, like yard goods,” said Crane. “It’s almost like the building had a window that was, say, ten feet tall, and they went to the stained-glass company and said, ‘We have this much money,’ and the company said, ‘Well, for that much money we can fill up eight feet of the window.’ ” No one knows whether there were originally glass panels in the spaces or not, but it was decided that Crane should design and make new panels to complete the glazing of the real window openings. But the windows did not all fit in their frames the same way, and the gaps at the bottom were not all the same size. The Drama window, for instance, “was sitting on a 13/ 4-inch, obviously retrofitted, plank, toenailed into the frame, and it was sitting quite nicely on there. But when we took the Music window out, we found out the darn thing Drama comes out of her window was three-quarters of an inch frame in stages. David Crane is assisted by Bill Osler. narrower than the other window; there was a half-inch board put in the old window frame to narrow the opening. And instead of a 13/4-inch plank, it was sitting on a three-quarterinch board, and not even really sitting on it. The board was beveled slightly; the window must have been in there already, hanging there, defying gravity, because the sides were holding it up, and the round bars, and this board was slid in under it somehow, and it was just sort of resting vaguely on that lip.” Each new panel therefore had to be measured and designed separately, while creating the illusion of uniformity. But not contemporaneity with the original glass. “There is an ethical consideration in that,” said Crane. “I do a lot of restoration
work—and I wouldn’t call this restoration work because we don’t really know it was there to begin with—but when you’re working on it, if you do something new, it’s important to make a note of it, to make a scratch on the glass with the date, so that a conservator a hundred years from now knows that this part was done by Crane in 1998. I’ve got an engraver that I’m going to use to sign and date the work. You’ll find it if you’re looking for it. It’s going to be obvious that these panels are not contemporary with the originals, but they’re going to be harmonious.” The four earlier windows, Religion, erected in 1918, Music (1919), and Drama and Literature (1920), are unsigned by the manufacturer. The two newest windows, Science and Education (1931), bear the nameplate of J & R Lamb, New York City. “That was one of the premier studios in America back in the nineteenth century,” said Crane. “It was one of the earliest American stained-glass studios. Before 1880 most stained-glass windows were made in Europe and brought over, because nobody who had any money thought you could get any art out of these country bumpkins here in the colonies; you got the real stuff in Europe. “There is a marked difference between those last two that are
Above, the new panel takes shape. Below, Drama finally fills her entire window opening. The woodwork has not yet been repaired. 13
signed and the others that aren’t signed, but they appear to be of the same genre. “My guess is that they are of the same studio, and that whoever was in charge of commissioning the windows kept going back to J & R Lamb. And what you’re seeing is a difference in studio practices and staff. The first difference you see is the flesh painting, and the older flesh painters were a little bit finer than the newer painters. The other nuance is the modulation of color behind the figure. On the older windows you’ll find modulation from dark at the bottom up towards light just about where you get to the facial features, and then it goes dark again. But on the newer windows it’s just blue, no modulation. It was a little fine nuance that Tiffany pioneered, because he was a painter who wanted to be making his paintings in stained glass, and he wanted that painterly effect. But by the ’30s there wasn’t as much demand for it.”
Later and earlier work by J & R Lamb Studios is shown in the Education (1931) and Music (1919) windows. Education stands against a plain blue background, Music against a “modulated” one. Education’s face and hands have been more darkly shaded than Music’s, perhaps by an artist who was overcorrecting his work, since, as Crane points out, the newer shading is cold paint rather than fired-on pigment, possibly added after the window was installed.
Crane’s work once brought him an unusual experience involving a J & R Lamb nameplate. “I did a restoration for a cemetery, on a Tiffany window which had been damaged in an attempted theft,” he said, “and after it was finished the owner of the mausoleum decided to sell it instead of reinstalling it for somebody else to steal. It had a Tiffany plaque on it just like the J & R Lamb plaques in the Peter Hall windows, laminated on clear glass with colored glass behind it. I had a photograph of it, because I fixed it. We packed it up and sent it off to New York for auction. About a month later I got a call from a young lady at the auction house. ‘You didn’t happen to take any pictures of that window while you were working on it, did you?’ she asked. ‘Well, as a matter of fact, I did,’ I said. ‘Do you have any that show the manufacturer’s name?’ she persisted. I said I did, and wanted to know why. ‘All I can tell you,’ she said, ‘is that there is a little question of the provenance of the window 14
and we need documentation of who made it.’ Very discreet, these expensive auction houses. I never heard anything more from them, but later I was working back at the same cemetery and found out that someone had bought the window at auction. He took it home, raised up the lead around the Tiffany nameplate, took out the original nameBefore and after. Above, the J & R Lamb plate and put in a nameplate was encrusted with dirt, which had coated the outer surfaces and filtered between the J & R Lamb two layers of glass. A crack in the corner had been nameplate, put smeared with glue or cement which had either been the lead back, opaque to begin with or had darkened over the and accused the years. Below, the same nameplate cleaned and auction house of repaired with clear cement, which is designed to flow misrepresenting into the crack by capillary action and is easily the window. And removable at need. Differences in lighting conditions was suing. I affect the blueness of the opalescent glass. assume the auction house lawyers were happy to see my photographs.” Documenting the work with photographs is not just a protection against fraud; it’s an essential part of the restoration and conservation process. It lets future conservators know what a piece looked like before it was worked on, in case something needs to be undone. Unlike nineteenth-century restorers who irretrievably damaged priceless artifacts by “correcting the mistakes” of the original workers, Crane follows the modern conservation principles which are based on the idea that “least is best,” that glues to mend cracked glass should be removable, that nothing should be irreversible (except dirt removal, of course). For that reason, the less-fine painting on the faces and hands of Education and Science was left strictly alone, as evidence of the conditions under which they were made. Now that the windows are back in place, the acoustical problem of street noise remains. To correct that and to protect the windows, quarter-inch Lexan or plate glass outer windows will be installed. That done, the six ladies will preside over future concerts in discreet and majestic quiet.
If you look hard for a signature on one of the new panels, you will find it!
“They Were Our Muses” by Mildred Diefenderfer Thompson ’39 They were our muses, those six stained glass figures who watched serenely over the rows of impatient—and often sleepy—students arrayed on hard benches for chapel services at the opening of each day. These allegorical figures represented the liberal arts that Moravian College for Women taught in the historic Church Street buildings. I think we took them for granted; I do not recall any explanation of their origin or significance. From a distance of sixty years, however, I wonder whether these sweet-faced if stoic renderings of the Georgian ideals of womanhood might have affected us subliminally. I have a vivid memory of the central figure, the haloed embodiment of Religion, and of the strong light that filtered into the chapel through her flowing white garment. Since my dream was to become a writer, I remember Literature, pen in hand, flanking Religion on her right, but have only a dim memory of the crowned Music, seated at Religion’s left hand. Science and Drama (an interesting pairing, but just a historical accident) and Education faced one another from the side windows. A few calls to my peers indicated that they, too, have the most lasting memory of Religion, fitting for a college that in those years required sixteen credits in religious studies for a degree. After all, we faced her each day until our senior year when acceptable grades excused us from all but Wednesday’s convocation. Our hymns were from the Moravian hymnal. In the memory of LaRue Giering Marstellar, Hymn 136, “The Lord’s Prayer” was sung frequently, perhaps at least once a week. It remains a favorite, always evoking happy memories for LaRue. Although we may recall with groans the hard pews we slid into for chapel, several friends mention what collectors’ items these oversized deacons’ benches are today, and are relieved to hear they are still in place.
The dean spoke on Mondays, the president on Tuesdays. Wednesdays were always convocation with an outside speaker. On Thursdays the service was student-run, and Friday chapel was devoted to class meetings. The stained glass windows added so much to the worship service; I was devastated when they were covered. —Emmeline Ungurian Lewis Dimmick ’48
Mid-day chapel offered a time of contemplation for students. I’m so happy the windows have been restored. I plan to be there for their rededication in May 1999. —Cornelia Schlotter ’57 Presiding over the devotionals was MCW’s president, Edwin J. Heath, a dryly humorous and genial look-alike for Woodrow Wilson. Convocations were led alternately by the presidents of the Student Government Association and the YWCA. Alice Snyder Wilson ’39, who as convocation chairman in our senior year was responsible for finding outside luminaries as speakers, recalls that Bethlehem’s mayor unveiled his dreams for a Christmas City at one convocation. His hope was to drape the bridge and main streets in colored lights. Most of my memories of student life under the steady gaze of our five allegorical figures are connected with music, particularly Glee Club rehearsals and performances, led by T. Edgar Shields, head of the Music Department and widely known as organist for the Bethlehem Bach Choir. “Pop” Shields was a tolerant despot, jovially putting up with thirty or more flighty girls, many of dubious musical talent. Possessing more volume than ability, I stayed on track by being positioned between two more able second sopranos, one of them the director’s daughter and my particular pal, Lee Shields Butterfield ’39. When asked about their memories of chapel, my peers all mention the Christmas candlelight services. Garbed in white, we exited through the north door to line the corridor, lighted only by our beeswax candles, and carol “Angels from the Realms of Glory” over and over until all the chapel participants had filed out between our lines. This very special Christmas observance has remained a vivid memory for us through all the years. Perhaps it was after the merger of the two colleges that services were moved to the north campus and our muses were covered to convert the chapel into an acoustically sound music hall. By then, the stained glass installed during and after the First World War had begun to show the ravages of time. Now that they have been restored to their previous glory, I am confident they may imprint young minds yet to come. Above, Christmas Vespers at the Women’s College. Photo courtesy of the Moravian College Archives. 15
Greyhound Sports When Richard M. Dull walked into Johnston Hall on May 18, a new era began for the Moravian College Athletics Department. He started his tenure that day as the first full-time athletics director in school history. Dull, a native of Gettysburg, Pa., arrived with experience in the two upper levels of the NCAA. From August 1981 to October 1986 he held the top spot for the NCAA Division I University of Maryland and from June 1995 until he came to Moravian, Dull was the director of athletics for NCAA Division II University of Nebraska at Kearney. His other experience includes serving as assistant to the athletics director for business affairs and assistant track coach for men and women at Maryland from 1975 to 1980 and assistant director of athletics at Maryland from 1980 to 1981. “I felt coming to Moravian was a great opportunity for myself,” Dull stated. “I have worked at NCAA Division I and II schools. Coming here allows me to complete the cycle. Also, I have always wanted to work for a private school. Once I met the staff and researched the success of the athletics department, I knew that Moravian is where I wanted to be. Moravian also gives me the chance to gain the new experiences that I have wanted to try as well as return to my home state.” Out of his varied experience, Dull brings a number of ideas for the Moravian athletics department. “We need to develop a comprehensive facilities plan and then identify the financial resources to implement it,” he said. “Steel Field is in great need of modernization. Both the baseball and softball fields need upgrading. However, for the next several months it is imperative that I listen and absorb as many viewpoints as I can regarding long-term needs. Only then will I be able to assist the dean and the president in improving the athletics department and the College.” 16
Dull has seen two improvements come to completion since his arrival. Due to the hard work of the Blue & Grey Club and several significant donors, a brand new floor has been installed in Johnston Hall, and a new scoreboard has been added to the north end of the gymnasium. Dull graduated from the University of Maryland in 1967 with a B.A. in political science. He received his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1971 and was admitted to the Maryland State Bar and the Bar of the United States District Court for the state of Maryland in 1972. Outside of college athletics, Dull was an attorney at law for Legal Services Corporation from 1971 to 1975. Between his jobs at Maryland and Nebraska-Kearney, Dull was the marketing and public relations director for Sports Travel International. His marketing experience, in conjunction with the efforts of the Blue & Grey Club, will bring an exciting time to Moravian. Dull plans to start several programs to help raise money for the athletics department. One change will
be in the golf tournament. While at Nebraska-Kearney, he was able to bring ABC sportscaster and former NFL AllPro Boomer Esiason for a golf tournament. Dull thinks the same idea will work at Moravian. In his eight years as working as an athletics director, Dull has had some very memorable moments. “The best individual moment of my career was in 1985 when the Maryland football team was playing at Miami,” he said. “Jimmy Johnson was coaching the Hurricanes and they were beating the Terrapins 31-0 at halftime. Maryland came back to win that game 42-41. “A very memorable decision that we made while I was at Maryland in 1982 was to hire an unknown football coach named Bobby Ross. There were a lot of people, including alumni, that were upset with the decision. I am very happy to say that Coach Ross proved everyone wrong, putting us in four consecutive bowl games, winning a national championship at Georgia Tech in 1990 and leading the San Diego Chargers to the Super Bowl in 1995.”
New Floor in Johnston Hall Celebrates the Hounds
The new Johnston Hall floor waits to make an impact on Moravian sports fans as the volleyball team warms up for a match with national power Juniata. Photo: Dianne Torres.
Alumni Association News A Message from Jeanne Taccarino Guaraldo ’69, Alumni Association President How honored I feel to have been elected president of the Moravian College Alumni Association in May. My previous two years as president-elect provided a powerful learning experience that helped prepare me to assume my new role as president. Meeting many wonderful alumni, students, trustees, faculty members, administrators, and staff members has been exciting, and I have come to realize how essential each group is to Moravian’s continued success. I assure you that the Alumni Board is committed to fostering more effective Incoming Alumni Association president Jeanne ways to promote deeper, more interacTaccarino Guaraldo ’69 (left) thanks outgoing tive relationships between our various president Connie Stirling Hodson ’68 at the constituent groups. Alumni Association annual meeting on May 30. I have learned how important you, Photo: Gregory M. Fota ’69. our alumni, are to Moravian. Your generosity and hard work have helped contribute to our new record 1.1-million-dollar annual campaign for the past fiscal year. Congratulations and thank you! In addition, your increased attendance at our events demonstrates your essential interest in your alma mater. Without it, Moravian would certainly suffer. However, I have also met other alumni who feel disconnected to Moravian, and I will work hard to reconnect those of you who feel this way. The Alumni Board is assessing what will bring the disenfranchised back. Please talk to us and we, in turn, will do all we can to keep everyone informed. Finally, I have learned first-hand that Moravian’s new president, Dr. Ervin J. Rokke and his wife, Pam, are already adding a new dimension to all that goes on at Moravian. Dr. Rokke firmly believes Moravian’s alumni are important and continues in every way to support the Alumni Association. I know the Rokkes join me in extending an open invitation for you to return to campus not just once, but often. As your new president, I am looking forward to meeting as many of you as I can.
A Safer Walk for Everyone
Our Spirit’s Great! Celebrate Homecoming ’98 Moravian College Homecoming October 30–31 Friday, October 30 Rocco Calvo Golf Tournament 9:30 a.m. registration 10:00 a.m. tee-off Class of ’93 Reunion McGillicuddy’s, Friday evening Saturday, October 31 Homecoming Tailgate 11:00 a.m. Third Annual Homecoming Parade 11:45 a.m. Moravian vs. Fairleigh Dickinson 1:00 p.m.
Alumni Weekend, Golf Classic, and Founder’s Day Combine to make a Weekend to Remember Alumni Weekend has grown, and alums have enjoyed excitement and fun, instead of growing pains, as it has expanded. Throughout Alumni Weekend ’98 a record 535 alumni experienced a host of new activities. They marched, walked, or rode in the three-year-old reunion parade that has grown to include three bands, five greyhounds, convertibles, the “Grey Goose” (otherwise known as the Moravian Bus), a horse and buggy, and lots of alumni. They brought their children to the new Kid’s Tent to enjoy activities such as face painting and balloon sculptures, and they applauded as the first ’90s Alumni Weekend Alumni Choir serenaded over 200 attendees at Saturday night’s gala. A record 270 alumni and friends attended this year’s eighth Welcome Back Barbecue, and an additional 100 friends and alumni honored At left, brothers Paul ’78 and Steve ’81 Trunzo stand on the handicapped-accessible ramp installed in front of the Alumni House by A.J. Trunzo, Inc. The Trunzos donated materials and use of Increte, a technique which is widely used at Disney World. The Increte process produced a ramp that looks like brick and is safe and easy for use by all our alumni. Photo: Linda Kvamme. 17
Paty Eiffe at the dedication of the Paty Eiffe Gallery in the HUB on Saturday morning. Both the Golf Classic and Founder’s Day also had a new format. For the first time 138 Golf Classic participants played during the Friday of Alumni Weekend instead of the first Monday in June. After the tournament they returned to the HUB not for a formal dinner, but for a clambake. While the golfers were competing for the hole-inone, Professor Les Reker and Pricilla Payne Hurd treated alumnae of the Moravian College for Women to a presentation of Moravian’s permanent collection in the Payne Gallery. The alumnae enjoyed seeing how their old gym has been transformed into our unique and beautiful gallery. Plans are already underway for an even bigger and better weekend, so make your hotel reservations now!
Thanks to Alumni Mentors One of the most essential roles alumni continue to assume is that of career mentor for students. Many Moravian alumni act in this capacity as they hire our most recent grads, advise students about their careers, discuss their recent graduate school experiences, and provide valuable internship opportunities in their fields. In addition, during the spring semester the Career Development Office sponsored three alumni career panels featuring a panel of
alumni who spoke to students and answered questions about career opportunities for criminal justice, history, and psychology majors. Over 40 alumni and other employers met with students in the HUB for a Career Night. Some of these meetings led to job offers to our seniors! Our students join the administration and faculty in thanking all our alumni who have been career mentors. If you are interested learning more about alumni career mentoring opportunities, please call the Career Development Office at (610) 861-1509. The Student Alumni Association has also initiated an alumni mentor support program between SAA members and members of the Alumni Board. The SAA executive committee hosted a picnic at the Alumni House on September 13 for Alumni Board members and their mentees.
Reaching Out to Students Alumni reach out to students through freshmen picnics and a new alumni-student support program. Freshmen Alumni Picnics Over 120 alumni, freshmen, and families attended the Lehigh Valley Club’s annual picnic hosted by Rick ’77 and Leslie Kingston at their home. Philadelphia Club’s Joanne Belletti ’82 and Dean ’83 Molle hosted 40 alumni and students at their home in King of Prussia.
Freshmen Alumni Neighbors Help Students Adjust to College Life Working with the Alumni Relations and Student Services offices, Lynn Merriken Cognetti ’65 has developed a new alumni support program, Freshmen Alumni Neighbors (the FAN Club), for freshmen who live approximately 150 or more miles from Moravian. Local alumni will be a contact and perhaps a home away from home for interested students. Lynn and her husband Frank hosted a welcome FAN Club alumna Georgine Danyi ’87 and daughters Meredith dinner at their home for FAN and Lara head out for a shopping trip with Fang Zhang ’00, a Club students and alumni on Moravian student from the Republic of China. Photo: Elizabeth K. Martin Labor Day. 18
Mark Your Calendar! Alumni Weekend 1999 Your “Moravian Family” Reunion May 21–22 for reunion classes ending in 4 and 9 and all alumni who are part of the “back every year club”
Alumni Association Events Friday, October 30 Rocco Calvo Golf Tournament Saturday, October 31 Homecoming Friday, October 23 Comenius Dinner Monday, November 9 Monday Roundtable. Dr. Ned Wallace, “The Quiet Revolution to Improve Health in the Developing World: A Personal Perspective” Saturday, November 14 Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday, November 21 Washington, D.C., Alumni Club tour of Goddard Space Center Saturday, December 5 Lehigh Valley Alumni Club bus trip to New York City Saturday, December 12 Open House at the Alumni House, sponsored by the Student Alumni Association Saturday, January 30 Campus dance sponsored by the Alumni Association and SAA Monday, February 8 Monday Roundtable. Charles Hasenecz ’53, “Touring Antarctica by Russian Freighter”
Apologies In the spring edition’s photo of the senior wine and cheese party, we incorrectly named Michell Smith as Lori Lawler. Our apologies to both of them!
✒ 1998 Dave Connor 1956 Allwood Dr., Apt. D Bethlehem, PA 18018 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org From Dave: Here it is! The first installment of the news from the Class of 1998. Liz Watson has been engaged to Jeff Hedden since May 16. No date has been set for the big day. Mark Sposato and Jill Steiner are working in the Admission Office. They are both assistant directors of admission and Mark will be recruiting students from New England. Brett Eater is a commercial underwriter for Selective Insurance Company in Allentown. Ryan Capple is doing website design for Regional Network Communications in Bethlehem. He is also living with Mark Sposato and Dan Burkholder. Capple told me that Ryan St. John was working at Nationwide Insurance in Virginia. Martha Scholl is doing graphic design at Tara Graphics in Allentown. Martha told me that Deana Campbell is a technical recruiter at Frontier Systems in Woodbridge, N.J. As for myself, I am a national account executive at Henry S. Lehr, Inc., an independent insurance agent in Bethlehem. Before I close, I am going to present a challenge to the Class of ’98. I want to get the largest response out of all the classes represented in the magazine. We broke records with the Senior Gift fundraising so let’s do it again here. Feel free to contact me in any way that you can. The more you tell me the better the updates will become. From the Alumni House: James Gold is working as assistant director of the annual fund at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. Jennie Coughlin is now working for Johnson & Johnson in marketing and pharmaceutical sales. She is working at the home office located in Titusville, N.J. James Massey is teaching history at a middle school in the Upper Bucks County School District.
✒ 1997 Jennifer Kastle 1078 Spring View Drive Southampton, PA 18966 email@example.com Melissa Romanoski RR#4 Box 79 Sunbury, PA 17801 From Melissa: A year has gone by and hopefully we are all heading in the direction of our goals. I got
CLASS NOTES letters from some of our 1997 graduates and would like to share the wonderful news they have told me. Beth Schrey is teaching 11thgrade history at Easton High School while pursuing her master’s degree at Lehigh University. Kris McGurrin is busy taking classes in preparation for medical school and Kelly Davis is a research biologist for Merck in West Point, Pa. From Jen: Bill Wekluk had a college get-together this summer. Between beers and burgers we reminisced about the good ol’ days, and I also learned a lot about what some of our classmates are up to. Adam Grutzmacher just started a new job as a headhunter for a temp agency in Philadelphia. Brian Jardine is currently coaching football and baseball at Bishop O’Hara High School and will soon be going back to school for his teaching degree. Josh Klein planned to begin Widener Law School in the fall while Dave Donnelly is working as an accountant in Dublin, Ireland. Some of my fellow ASA sisters were also there: Emily Evans, Beth Schrey, Kris McGurrin, who is working on her master’s; Robin North, who is working at Chubb in the human resource department; and Kelly Davis, who has a job at Merck Pharmaceuticals. Heather McCallum told me that Laura Veltre will be getting married next June and that Chris Goodrich is working at KwickGoal in Quakertown. Also at Wex’s festivities were Brian Gonor, Mike Jobst, Nate Groff, Bob Schneider, and Mike Folcher ’98. I was also at a graduation party for Lisa Walton ’98, where I saw some of the most recent Moravian grads and some ’97 veterans: Cluny Erickson, Greg Webb, and Katrina Blake, who is working for an insurance company in Trenton. My former Monocacy Street neighbor, Brenda Haak, is working as an editorial assistant for Merion Publications in King of Prussia, Pa. Brenda told me Tammy Rockwell toured Europe for three months after graduation and is now working for Toyota Corporation in Horsham, Pa. Tara Palmentere started a graduate program in January at the University of Scranton. Continuing the trend of Moravian grads getting engaged are Alyssa Strausberger to Glen Cathers’95 and Jean Becker to Bill Anderson ’95.
Kathy Stiely is working at BOC Gases in Bethlehem. She and Jud Frank ’94 became engaged at last year’s Musikfest and were married July 2 in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. A few weeks ago I had a reunion with my 1110 housemates. Becky Kobler came back from Montana for a visit and will be starting a new job in the fall at NORWESCAP Foodbank in Phillipsburg, N.J. Bonnie Katz is now working at Betz Laboratories as a graphic designer. Terri Flowers is planning her May 1999 wedding to Chris Seifert, who is now stationed in Germany in the Army. Lisa Dixon is interning at the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia while continuing her studies at Widener Law School. I will be seeing my freshman year roommate, Rania Neddoff, in a few weeks along with some other Jo Smith alums. Rania will begin Dickinson Law School in the fall. I just spoke to Chris Tarnowski and he wants everyone to know he is happily unemployed—for now.
✒ 1996 Mary Kate Turowski Andris 138 North 2nd St., Apt. 3B Philadelphia, PA 19106 MaryKate.Andris@law.widener.edu J. P. Orlando 217 Valley Park S. Rd. Allentown, PA 18104 firstname.lastname@example.org From Mary Kate and J.P.: This is the second half of responses that were collected via the survey that we sent out in the winter. We heard from Krista Shaw and she is attending Rider University for her teacher certification and is also helping out as a teacher’s aide at Alexandria Middle School in Pittstown, N.J. Megan Mayo is a language teacher in Spanish and French at the Guilford County Schools in North Carolina. Philip Gottshall and his wife Sandra Novack Gottshall ’98 are both currently working on their master’s degrees at the University of Cincinnati. Phil is working as a research assistant as well, while Sandra is studying in a fiction writing program. Christy Shoup is doing well at Cornell studying veterinary medicine. She is still dancing and doing a lot of hiking with her dog and friends. She remembers “perfection contests” with Steph Lundy, Jason Switzer, and Matt Stone. Anette Bjorkman is doing well at the Swedish School of Business Administration. She keeps in touch with Gina Koonce and Jenn Schaeffer ’97. 19
Class Notes Deb Wilga Rusenko is a lab technician at Bethlehem Steel in the Homer Research Center. She keeps in touch with Whitney Gann Amos, who is currently residing in Texas with her new baby. Anthony Markovich is teaching history at Liberty High School. Also residing in Bethlehem is Steve Pena. He works as an accounting analyst for Air Products and Chemicals in Allentown. Blayne Bergenstock is a student in the veterinary medicine program at the University of Pennsylvania, and a part-time animal technician at the Northside Animal Hospital. Kevin and I (Mary Kate) have moved to Old City in Philadelphia. Kevin Andris ’94 started a new job at a law firm in Center City and I’m working at Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Del. In the fall I plan to attend Widener for my M.S. in human resources.
✒ 1995 Julie Moyer 902 Pritchard Place Newtown Square, PA 19073-3036 From the Alumni House: Mary Coates received her M.S. in library science from SUNY at Albany in December 1997. She is working as a music and media services librarian at the Morris County Library in Whippany, N.J. She resides in Parsippany. Tara O’Neal is now working at Allied Personnel Services in Bethlehem as a personnel coordinator. She enjoys this fast-paced office atmosphere. She is also looking forward to her September 19 wedding in Baltimore. Michelle Hamilton received her J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law on June 6. Keith Quelet of the musical group Keith, John and Sue, will perform contemporary folk/ Christian music on November 10, 1998 at 8:00 p.m. in Peter Hall. Also, Becky Kleintop will be performing February 7, 1999, at 4:00 p.m. in Peter Hall. She will be playing with the McCommon Kleintop trio. Their music includes the sounds from horn, tenor, bass, trombone and piano.
✺ 1994 Reunion • October 31 Ann Marie Schlottmann Washington College 300 Washington Ave. Chestertown, MD 21620 From Ann: My apologies to everyone for missing the last Class Notes section. I won’t let it happen again! I do have news on several classmates. During the course of the 1997-98 basketball season, I had the opportunity to see Pamela Porter and Melissa Newhard. Pam 20
was an assistant women’s basketball coach at Swarthmore College, while Melissa was an assistant women’s coach at Muhlenberg College. I also was lucky enough to see Deb Porter at the Swarthmore game in November. She and Pam are living together. Michele Fritz wrote to me way back in February, so I hope her information is still accurate. She was the colleges program manager for Best Buddies, a non-profit organization that works with mentally-retarded individuals. In that position, she supervised college chapters in the Northeast Region, matching clients and students for one-on-one and group activities. Michele was still living with Sue Howe ’95. Michele also gave me news on some classmates. Karen Leh and her boyfriend, Ronnie, got engaged last Christmas, and her wedding was set for November. Danielle Shisko and Sue Howe ’95 were to be in the wedding party. Janet Worsley and Sam Norwood ’95 recently bought a house. Kristin Barr was working for the Concord Consortium and taking business classes. Michele had also seen Greg Hess and Kristie Tuttle Hess ’95 and she said they were doing well. Also in February, I received a letter from Mark McCabe. He was finishing up his master’s degree in education at Bucknell University, and was getting ready to start his new job as the tournament director with the New Jersey section of the PGA. I was happy to get a call from Drew Menten back in May. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to write down all of his information. I do know that he was living in Philadelphia, and taking classes at Temple University. I am excited to report that another Moravian grad from the class of ’94 will be joining me on the athletics staff at Washington College this fall. Eric Lambinus was selected as our new assistant men’s soccer coach, and was also to be an intern for our athletic director. You can bet the Hounds spirit will be alive here in little Chestertown! As for myself, I am still “recovering” from the excitement of winning the 1998 NCAA Division III men’s lacrosse championship. It took us three road wins in the first rounds of the tournament to make it to the title game, which was held at Rutgers University. Not many sports information directors get to experience a national title, let alone first-year SIDs, so I consider myself very lucky to have been with the Shoremen throughout the playoffs. I’ll never forget the experience. From the Alumni House: Matthew Watson received his Doctor of Medicine degree on May 28 from Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, in Philadelphia. His residency in emergency
medicine will begin at the Penn State Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa.
✒ 1993 Michelle M. Litzenberger 1866 Mansfield St. Hellertown, PA 18055 e-mail: MLitzen@aol.com From the Alumni House: Beth Moxey Eck and her husband Steve bought their first house in June. They are now living in Barto, Pa., near the Boyertown area. Beth still works as an assistant editor for Runner’s World magazine in Emmaus, Pa. She ran her first marathon (that’s 26.2 miles, folks) on June 21 when she travelled to San Diego for the first annual Rock and Roll Marathon. Beth went to California with a large group of her fellow workers. While in San Diego, she had the chance to meet with Jenny Miller ’94 and Mike Umberger ’94. She reports that Jenny and Mike look exactly the same and seem very happy. Mike is a border patrol policeman and Jenny teaches fourth grade. Beth has kept in touch with Mary Beth Borkin Gesell who also bought her first home along with husband Hance. Mary Beth is an oncology nurse at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Jersey.
✒ 1992 John S. Nunnemacher 235 North Valley Street #136 Burbank, CA 91505 email@example.com Michael Q. Roth 944 Renaldi Road Wind Gap, PA 18091 From John: Christine Paini Wachter writes that she and her husband Eric have a new baby daughter, Elena Marie, born on April 26. The three of them are living in Bath, Pa., where they built a house last year; Christine is teaching third grade at Stewartsville Elementary School, but is taking a year off to spend with Elena. She also mentioned that she keeps in touch with Marissa Bruther and Michael Brown, who are now married and living in Flemington, N.J. Marissa is keeping busy teaching elementary school and working towards her master’s degree. From the Alumni House: Jacquelin Brova, general manager, compensation and benefits services, human resources, Bethlehem Steel, will hold the position of manager of human resources and administration for Bethlehem Steel’s new plate Division that was established upon the completion of its merger with Lukens Inc.
Class Notes David Weinlick made headlines across the country this summer trying to find a bride for a June 13 wedding. He was successful! After friends and family interviewed several candidates at a bridal candidate mixer, his bride was chosen and he and Elizabeth Runze were married at the Mall of America in Minnesota. Elizabeth is a pharmacy student at the University of Minnesota where David is also a student, studying anthropology.
✒ 1991 Melissa dePamphilis 8 Knoxbury Terr. Greenville, SC 29601 Christine A. Palermo Wallach 380 Mountain Road Apt. 609 Union City, N.J. 07087 From the Alumni House: Kate Bochnak Burke has accepted the circulation/promotions manager position for the Catholic Standard and Times, the archdiocesan newspaper in Allentown.
✒ 1990 Jeannine O’Grady 4 Renault Drive Flanders, N.J. 07836 Kimberly Scott Werley received her Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling from Moravian Theological Seminary in May. She will be working in a drug and alcohol counseling facility in Allentown, Pa. Kimberly and her husband Stewart will be celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary on a vacation cruise.
✺ 1989 Reunion • May 21-22 Amanda Westphal Radcliffe 68 Highpoint Drive Berwyn, PA 19312 Susan Lambert Graham and her husband Patrick had their first child, Sean Patrick on March 15, 1998. Their e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
✒ 1988 Cris Santini 2900 Delk Road Marietta, GA 30067 From the Alumni House: Anne Bennett-Morse and her husband Scott celebrated New Year’s Eve 1998 with the birth of twins, a daughter, London Rose Sloyer Morse, and a son, Zephrin John Morse. The twins were born December 31, 1997. Julie Imhoff-Viola and her husband James had their second child on March 17. Her name is Caroline, and she joins brother Thomas who is three. Julie and her family are
From Campus Politics to City Politics: He’s Still Serving John B. Callahan ’91 showed strong signs of leadership early in life. He remembers his second grade teacher predicting that he would one day be the United States President. Since then, he has been elected to many offices, among them, president of his class at Liberty High School, and, here at Moravian College, student government president and class speaker. So his newest role as a Bethlehem City Councilman seems a natural next step. Last fall, Callahan was one in a field of nine candidates for four open seats. A political newcomer, he ran an effective door to door John Callahan as student speaker at campaign, putting enormous effort into meeting Commencement, 1991. as many constituents as possible. His strategy Photo: John Palcewski ’86. worked. On Election Day, he easily outdistanced his Republican and Independent opponents and became the youngest person ever elected to the council. Callahan has set goals for the next year, such as resolving Musikfest parking issues, and in the long range, he hopes to be a driving force in an endeavor to provide rail service to Philadelphia and New York. But he also believes that government is a learning process. “I’m not here to tell you that I have all the answers,” he says, “but I’m going to have an open mind. As problems arise, I’ll gather information and then make educated decisions.” He and his wife, Mafalda, both grew up in Bethlehem and they are now raising their own family here. As the father of two young children, with a third due in October, Callahan wants Bethlehem to be a safe and prosperous community and plans to support policies that respect the needs of Bethlehem families. Apart from his family life and his job as a councilman, Callahan manages to keep up with a full-time job at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. So far, he finds that political life is hard work, but also extremely rewarding. Asked whether this might be the beginning of a political career, Callahan says, “I never say no to anything, but at this point I’m happy where I am.”
currently residing in Mission Viejo in southern California, but are in the process of moving back to northern New Jersey.
✒ 1987 Lauren Kelly Lawn 1948 Stirling Drive Lansdale, PA 19446-5561 Edie Fuchs Lewis 216 Old Lancaster Road Devon, PA 19333 fontlock@AOL.com From Edie: Diane Hvizdak Taylor wrote that she lives in California near San Francisco. She loves the West Coast but misses her friends in the east. Her husband is a computer consultant, so that is the place to be. Diane is busy with her 5-month-old son, Brennan, and helping in their computer consultant business.
She keeps in touch with Sandi Hammel Cinque and Kathleen Hanifan Hoke. Sandy is due in October with her first child and Kathleen just had a baby girl, Bridget. I also heard from Anne Boutin McGuire. Anne lives in Las Vegas and has been there for seven years. She loves it and only gets out to the East Coast a few times a year. Anne also has an almost-year-old baby, Lindsey Anne. Before Lindsay was born, Anne worked at Bechtel Nevada as a manager in the information services department. She has since resigned and is enjoying her time as a stay at home mom. Anne heard from Nadine Aljian last September. Nadine is in the New Jersey area and working for AT&T. From the Alumni House: Mark Wiragh is now working for Rodale Press as a marketing manager. Mark came to Rodale after working for Judson Press.
Class Notes Susan Erney-Skelton has been awarded the Associate in Personal Insurance (API) designation and diploma by the Insurance Institute of America. She is the assistant secretary and manager of personal lines underwriting for the Harleysville Insurance Companies. She began there as an underwriter and was promoted to senior underwriter in 1991. In 1993 she was named personal lines underwriting supervisor, and assistant manager of personal lines underwriting in 1997 before assuming her current position.
✒ 1986 James and Lynda Farrell Swartz 153 Lilac Drive Allentown, PA 18104 From James and Lynda: We recently received a newsy letter from Gail Poverman-Kave. She writes that her business of marriage and family counseling is enjoying its eighth year of success. Gail is also busy with public speaking, teaching at a local community college, writing a book, and doing home renovations. She was recently named the publicity and public relations director for a local charity called Cabaret for Life which raises money for AIDS and breast cancer in the Monmouth/Ocean County areas of New Jersey. Gail’s husband Bob is a golf club professional whose career is also taking off. This past July, we attended the Moravian Alumni Freshmen Send-Off Picnic. Brenda Mertz Sharp also attended from our class to help welcome the new freshmen to Moravian. Brenda ran into some current students and recent graduates who were former students of hers from her teaching days! Rob Ryan called earlier this summer and reminisced about playing ice hockey for Moravian with me. Rob says he is keeping busy and continues to play ice hockey when he can fit it into his schedule. He keeps in touch with Rick Taylor who is also busy with work and family. From the Alumni House: Carol Traupman-Carr has completed editing four anthems by Johann Friedrich Peter (1746-1813), which will be published later this year by the Moravian Music Foundation and Hinshaw Press. Carol is now co-chair of the Third Bethlehem Conference on Moravian Music, to be held October 22-25 at Moravian College and Lehigh University.
✒ 1985 Lynn Muschlitz LaBarre 651 Long Lane Road Walnutport, PA 18088
Paula Colizzo Lewinski 118 Springdale Lane Lansdale, PA 19446-3529 email@example.com From the Alumni House: John Andretti was one of many affected by the fires in Florida in July, as he was to race in Daytona under the lights for the first time. The race wass rescheduled for October.
✺ 1984 Reunion • May 21-22 Janet Gomes Feakes 18 Hamilton Ave Berkeley Heights, N.J. 07922 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com An e-mail from Christine Blaschak filled me in on many of our classmates. She wrote, “Every year since we graduated, my college roommates and I have gotten together on February 17 (our address was 2-17). It’s fun to look back and see how we’ve added to our families and changed our lives as the years quickly go by. We’ve also vacationed together several times and always manage to run into someone who graduated with us. Lisa Makuvek Godshall and Frank Godshall ’85 recently had their second child, Corrinne, who joins big brother Garrett, 3. Frank works for Solid State Equipment Corp. in sales, and also does some weekend work as a wedding entertainer. They live in Newtown, Pa. Tammy Jacoby Dilendik and Jack have three kids, Katelynn, Kelsey, and Jack, and reside in Bethlehem. Tammy works at Muhlenberg Hospital and also is an aerobics instructor. Mary Kay Greene Ross and husband Win are the proud parents of an adorable boy, Jack, and live in Plainfield, N.J. Both Mary Kay and Win work for AT&T, Mary Kay as a human resource manager. Sue Carvis Anderson and Rick Anderson’85 are now Floridians living in Ft. Lauderdale with their two sons, Alex and Andrew. Rick recently opened his own shoe store called the Perfect Match. Steve Millard (who was an honorary roommate) and wife Sharon (sister of Rob Ryan ’86) just moved back to the Bethlehem area with new son Joe and daughter Abigail. They were living in Kansas for quite a few years but decided that there’s no place like home. Steve works for American Foods in the marketing department, so if you ever see Sir Chomps-aLot in your local grocery store, it just might be Steve behind that mask. I (Christine Blaschak) am married to Fred Charles. We live in Alburtis, Pa., and I am a computer consultant. We were married on November 22, 1997, in Key West and all my former roommates attended. We all agreed that we haven’t had that much fun since
college. The highlight of the wedding was Frank getting on stage and doing his rendition of ‘My Dingaling’ which he confessed that he learned at football practice at Moravian.” I also received an email from Jon Reeves who wrote after he saw the Spring ’98 issue of Moravian magazine. He and his wife Natalie live in San Fancisco with their two sons, Dylan, 4 and Connor, 19 months. Jon is vice president of sales for ICG Communications. He wrote about a few of the fellow Moravianites he keeps in touch with: Chuck Skiko lives in Fresno, Calif., and works for IBM; Jerry Skiko ’85 lives in Los Angeles; Gary Brunvoll is a doctor and lives in Chatanooga, Tenn., with his wife, Terry, also a doctor and their two daughters; Ken Luperi is married and living in New Jersey; Bill Malitsch is living near Bethlehem with his wife and two children; Sue Bennett was living in New York City and recently moved to England; Doug Ely ’83 is a dentist and lives in New Jersey with his wife Karen and two sons; A. J. Quaranta ’83 is a dentist and lives with his wife and daughter in Virginia; C. J. Wimley is living in New Jersey with his wife, 7-year-old daughter, and 4-year-old son; Bruce Mayer is married and has three boys.
✒ 1983 Dawn Bullaro-Stawiarski 26 Fox Chase Drive Blackwood, N.J. 08012 JStawiarski@Omicron.com From the Alumni House: Michael Baksa was hired recently as the new principal at Conestoga Valley High School.
✒ 1982 Joanne Belletti Molle 618 Jamie Circle King of Prussia, PA 19406 From the Alumni House: Jeff Bartlett began a new career this past spring as director of operations for the Bethlehem Musikfest Association.
✒ 1981 Tamera Boote Hatton 715 Pineview Lane North Wales, PA 19454 From the Alumni House: Edward M. Stetz has been named a principal associate of Erdman, Anthony, Associates, Inc., Consulting Engineers.
Class Notes ✒ 1980 Molly Donaldson Brown 1906 Wenner Street Allentown, PA 18103 Patrick J. Malloy 372 Central Park West, Apt. 3M New York, NY 10025-8203 From Molly: Denise Heil Ford sent me news from Springbank in Alberta, Canada, where she, her husband Brad, and sons Donald and Christopher make their home. She reports it is common there to get snow well into the month of May. Despite the elongated winter, the Fords are literally “happy campers” appearing to really relish the great outdoors with activities like camping, whitewater rafting, fishing kayaking, canoeing, and hiking rounding out a good slice of their leisure time. Denise writes that in her hometown she is known as “the passionate, emotional American with a Southern accent” (picked up from living in North Carolina). Denise mentioned reading in the Calgary newspapers last winter that classmate John Gorka would be appearing at the Calgary Folk Music Festival. The Fords were out of town during the event, but felt it would have been a great opportunity to go and say hello to a fellow grad during his stay in her part of the world. My former roommate Julie LaBarre Webster announced that she and husband Geoff recently adopted their second child from Russia. “Shortly before Christmas, our social worker called to tell us there was a little girl for us to see,” she wrote. “We went to view a videotape of ‘Erin’ and decided to adopt her.” The process had changed since they adopted their son a few years back. Russian adoptions are now done through the court system so they had to wait three months to get a court date. The process was successful. The Russians had quite a file on them, Julie wrote. “I think the judge knew everything about us, including which side of the bed I sleep on.” According to Russian law, they could not bring Erin home until 10 days after the adoption cleared, so they had to return home during that period. On Easter Sunday, Julie returned to Moscow with her sister-in-law, Judy Webster Hunsicker ’83, leaving Geoff at home with son Tristan. While in Russia, Julie and Judy took in the sights, including Planet Hollywood Moscow. “But, most importantly, we brought Erin home.” Last time around I asked to hear how some of you are celebrating our move to the 40s. Here’s an answer from our classmate Chuck Rongione, currently living in Blue Bell, Pa. “At least last year we could say that we were
30-something. It is depressing to realize that soon we will be old. However, I was lucky enough to ease the pain with a Golfing Pilgrimage to Scotland. We got a bit wet (inside and outside) but it was a very good time. I went with my brother and a couple of friends for about a week and we were fortunate enough to be able to play at four of the British Open courses.” Chuck adds that in reading about Leslie Kachure Scott’s homeowner problems in the last column, he is glad that the Scotts got their water main fixed when it broke last December. Thanks, Chuck. Let this be an inspiration to the rest of the class. From the Alumni House: Renee Sullivan James has been promoted to director of special sales for Rodale Books. Karl Butz, CPA, received the Churchman Business School Alumni Award.
tration in fiction, in May 1998 from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. One of Nancy’s short stories, “The Suicide Club,” was published in the May/June issue of Ms. magazine. Her first novel is now with a New York literary agent, who is submitting it to publishing houses for consideration. A recipient of two scholarships and a graduate teaching excellence award while a graduate student at UNCW, Nancy will be an adjunct professor of English at the university this fall.
✒ 1976 K. Dale Zusi Scolnick 55 Dyckman Place Basking Ridge, N.J. 07920-1413
✺ 1979 Reunion • May 21-22
Carol Brown Dibley 21 Chandler Road Chatham, N.J. 07928-1803
C. Jayne Merlo Bray 322 West Street Bethlehem, PA 18018
Rev. John Zoppi P.O. Box H Hunker, PA 15639
✺ 1974 Reunion • May 21-22
Robin Tobman Lubin 5129 Chevy Chase Parkway Washington, DC 20008-2920
✒ 1977 Vince Pantalone 48 Half Street Hershey, PA 17033 From Vince: On behalf of the class of ’77, I want to thank Kathy Ozzard for her many years of service as our correspondent. Her thorough and witty news will surely be missed. And if you will help me, I will try to be a worthy successor. We wish Oz the very best in her western coast adventure and new life in love! Kathy writes: “I have been writing this column for 15 years and feel it is time to pass the torch—the main reason being that I am moving to California and marrying a man with two children! I feel I am going to be very busy with my new life. I also feel it is time for a new perspective from someone who has different contacts from our Moravian past. Thank you—it has been a pleasure staying in touch with you all these years.” Since I’m a little closer than Florida, I hope to run into some of you at a Moravian event. In the meantime, be well. Send some news my way, and if you’re ever visiting Chocolatetown, please give me a call! From the Alumni House: Nancy J. Jones received a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing, with a concen-
Otto and Susan Lenius Dreydoppel 117 North Main Street Nazareth, PA 18064
✒ 1973 Dennis Jones 614 Crestline Avenue Bethlehem, PA 18015-4204 Priscilla Barres Schueck 703 West Goepp Street Bethlehem, PA 18018
✒ 1972 Beverly Papps Skeffington 25910 Stuckey Avenue S.W. Vashon, WA 98070 firstname.lastname@example.org From Beverly: What follows is some very old news, which for some reason never made it through the email lines into Moravian in time for the last issue. My apologies to those who sent the news and wondered what the heck I had done with it. In my own corner, I have begun work as a travel consultant here on Vashon Island and am enjoying it immensely. I always seem to be the happiest when I am immersed in the world of getaways. Anyway, here’s the olds, I mean the news. Tom Repasch has been working with the U.S. delegation to the United Nations. His responsibilities include making sure the U.N. budget (of which the U.S. pays 25%) does not 23
Class Notes grow, and helping effect the reforms and other improvements that our Congress and President are seeking. If you are planning a trip to New York and would like a personal tour of the U.N., please contact Tom at (212) 4154250. In the last issue of the alumni news, there was a brief note about Janine Jagger. Janine, who is the director of the International Health Care Worker Safety Center, has developed EPINet (Exposure Prevention Information Network), which provides standardized methods to assist hospitals in complying with OSHA recordkeeping requirements. It is a system of information sharing for accident prevention, analyzing new devices, targeting high risk devices, and reporting on exposures. You can learn more about Janine’s work at www.med.virginia.edu/~epinet. Capt. Cornelia deGroot Whitehead was awarded the Legion of Merit after completing a successful tour as commanding officer of the Navy’s only boot camp. Capt. Whitehead, who has her Ed.D. from George Washington University, was the first woman to command recruit training at Great Lakes, Ill. She trained over 50,000 sailors a year. Cory is now headed to the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. Her husband Ken is an education and training specialist with the U.S. Navy. Her son Eric is a junior at Elon College in North Carolina and will play first base for the College of Lake County this fall. Lou Pektor and his wife are the proud parents of George Louis Pektor, born December 19, 1997.
✒ 1971 John Madison 5749 Blue Grass Tail Coopersburg, PA 18036-1835 Constance M. Sokalsky One North Second Street Harrisburg, PA 17102 From the Alumni House: Sharon Harakal Macko stays busy with the Minsi Trail Council and the Boy Scouts of America, working with a career program speaking about careers in the fashion/retailing/ marketing fields as well as culinary/hospitality careers. She recently celebrated her 25th anniversary of employment with Johnson and Wales University in Providence, R.I. She works as their college admissions liaison in northeastern Pennsylvania.
✒ 1970 Denise Maday Greiner 309 High Street Catasauqua, PA 18032-1428
Kenneth T. Small 216 Owego Street Candor, NY 13743 From the Alumni House: Randy Van Hise recently presented a copy of the TechNoteBook of the Society of Glass and Ceramic Decorators to the Art Department. The 3-volume work, a personal gift from Randy, will be available as a research tool for students and instructors who are studying ceramics. It provides information on glazing techniques, decorative materials and other aspects of ceramic and glass production. The gift was mentioned in the May newsletter of the Society of Glass and Ceramic Decorators, a national publication which is extensively circulated throughout the industry. Tom Tenges has been recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Bethlehem Area Chamber of Commerce. He has taken a new job as vice president for advancement at Delaware Valley College. He is still very active with Moravian, serving on the Board of Trustees and the Alumni Board.
✺ 1969 Reunion • May 21-22 Wayne Beaver 15848 North Tenth Street Phoenix, AZ 85022-3143
✒ 1968 George Berger 107 Mohawk Drive Johnston, PA 15905 email@example.com Jill Stefko 734 Second Avenue Bethlehem, PA 18018 From Jill: The big “30” was a good time! (Some people get upset when they reach the age of 30! The way I see it, we’re not getting older, just more chronologically gifted.) I missed the reception on Friday, but I did make it to the gala on Saturday. The first classmates I saw were Mike and Kathleen Doyle Dowd, Carolyn Felker, Don Powell and his wife, Don Musselman, Ginger Rooks Stage and her husband, Pam Uhl Boyer, Stephanie Matusz Stillman and her husband, Connie Stirling Hodson, Judith Henry Jackson, and Barbara Keller Brimlow. Mike and Kathy live in Easton and have two children, Margaret and Mary. Mike is the executive vice president of the Children’s Home in Easton in Wilson Borough. Kathy is a teacher for Shawnee Intermediate School in the Easton Area School District. Carolyn is the assistant principal for the Upper Darby School District, Drexel Hill
Middle School. In June 1995 her boss sent her to the Rose Garden to receive her school’s national recognition as a Safe and Drug-Free School. She does investment counseling with mutual funds, which she plans to do after retiring, probably in another five years. She enjoys gardening, both indoors and out. Don Powell is a vice president for investments for Tucker Anthony Investments. He and his wife live in Princeton, N.J. He has a son, Don. Ginger is a psychologist with a private practice in Pittsburgh. She and her husband Bob Stage ’69 have a son, Steve, who is a sophomore at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. They enjoy attending the events at the Academy, including the Army/Navy football game. They have done a lot of traveling, love the Southwest, and plan to build a log home near Durango. They enjoy the outdoors, including hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing. Ginger does public speaking related to her family therapy training. Stephanie is a management consultant for Brandon Systems Corporation in Boston. She and her husband have a son, Taylor, who is an artist and lives in Key West. She has lived in the Boston area for thirteen years, and she and her husband have become “true New Englanders.” They enjoy skiing in the winter and vacationing in Nantucket in the summer. Pam is an editor for Rodale Press in Emmaus. She and her husband live in Bethlehem. Connie has been kept very busy by her responsibilities as president of the Alumni Association and as a fundraiser. She and her husband have two children—Holly, a geologist who is earning her M.B.A. at Northwestern University, and Andrew, who is a banker in Nome, Alaska. Her activities include working with the Children’s Committee at the University of Chicago Children’s Hospital and Winnekta Associates, Chicago Art Institute. She enjoys travel, fly-fishing, dog obedience training, skiing, and hiking. In 1979, Judy switched from teaching to the field of incentive travel so she could work with adults in her area of passsionate interest, travel. She and her husband have two sons, Patrick and Ryan. She has been living in St. Louis since 1979. Barbara is a homemaker and bookkeeper and has three children, Jacob, Sarah, and David. She lives in Long Beach, Calif. Barbara won one of the prizes for traveling the farthest to attend the reunion. I had spoken to Carol Henn about a week before the reunion and was looking forward to seeing her and other alumni at the reception. Carol is the executive director at the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation. She is in-
Class Notes volved with the changing legalities of foundations and philanthropy. She was going to Central and Eastern Europe, courtesy of the Matt Foundation, to help some former Soviet nations as they start to form their own nonprofits and public/private partnerships. She enjoys art, antique-hunting, reading, gardening and scuba diving. She hopes to be semiretired in a few years and spend more time writing, creating art work, and traveling. Elaine Mansback Berk has retired from teaching elementary school in the Easton Area School District. She is a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and enjoys lap swimming, reading, doing crossword puzzles, sleeping in, and tennis. Her three children, Paul, Lisa, and Peter, live out of town, as do her grandchildren, and retirement gives her time to visit them. She and her husband spend the cold months in their condo in Lake Worth, Fla. Nancy Campbell Forgang is manager of the Gettysburg Community Kitchen, a social service agency. She and her husband have two children, Abby and Greg. She and her husband love to travel. They visited France and Italy last October and hiked in the Alps. Richard Gerber is pastor of Westminster Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Hamden, Conn. Prior to that, he was pastor at Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Wildwood, N.J. He has served on various regional and national committees for the church. He was a moderator of the Presbytery of New York and New England for five years and helped to establish a new presbytery, the Presbytery of Connecticut and Southern New York, which became official on January 1, 1998. He and his wife have three children, Sharon, Catherine, and Peter. He enjoys fresh and salt water fishing. Gary James is an information solutions integrator for Pennsylvania Power & Light Company. He lives in Bethlehem with his wife and two sons, David and Daniel. He enjoys photography, videos, and computers. C. Edward Odell teaches electricity at the Putnam N. Westchester B.O.C.E.S. He has three children—Christina, a high school student who has appeared in many school plays, Craig, a budding scientist who amazes Edward with his knowledge of astronomy and nature, and Catherine, who is a dynamo who passes him on roller blades and bikes. The family enjoys bike riding, roller blading, hiking, hunting and fishing. Ken Overgaard lives in West Orange, N.J., and is executive vice president of the Other List Co., a company involved in direct mail advertising and mailing list brokerage. He has four children, Andrew, Kristen, Alexis and Lara, and a grandson from his first marriage. He has married a wonderful lady, Carol. He
spends about two hours a day in the car and has become a CB radio addict. He invites any CB-ers who travel on the Garden State Parkway to give a shout to “Golden Oldie.” Michael Patton lives in Malvern and is head ops for Titanium Hearth Technologies in Morgantown. He and his wife have three children—Katrina, who is married and has two children, and twins Julia and Sarah, who are seventh grade students at St. Patrick School and love cheerleading. He and his family enjoy tent camping and have spent time in the Poconos and other resorts. He enjoys fishing, photography and old cars. Sharon Gallagher Pfeiffer teaches French and Spanish at Upper Moreland High School. She and her husband have a daughter, Kirsten. Sherry enjoys reading, traveling and bridge. She has traveled to France and Spain with her students. Last summer she and her family traveled to California and spent time with Nancy Krause Bowman and Susan White Redfield. She lives in Horsham, Pa. George Williams Jr. lives in Allentown and teaches math at Emmaus High School. He also has been a baseball coach at the school. He and his wife have a daughter, Abbey, who is a student at Springhouse Junior High School. He coaches Abbey’s softball team in the Parkland Summer League. His hobbies include umpiring high school baseball games, fishing, and golfing. Jeff Moser was unable to attend the reunion, but I have news from him. He is manager of the Thought o’ You Shop, an upscale gift shop in Bethlehem. Also from the survey sheets, favorite professors, in reverse alphabetical order, were the Schantzes, Rader, Ott, Mead, McConnell, Jung, Gilbert, Frey, Chapman, Burcaw, and Ackerman. I have retired from headhunting in the corporate jungles of the world to investigate and research more interesting worlds. As a parapsychologist, I study psychic phenomena scientifically. I have given lectures, investigated psi, tested people for ESP, and have counseled experients of psi. In October, in conjunction with the Bethlehem Tourism Authority, we will have walking ghost tours of Historic Bethlehem. I have earned a master’s degree in metaphysics, and have completed the doctoral thesis for a Ph.D. in metaphysical counseling. My son James lives in Southern Pines, N.C., where he is a middle school teacher. He and his wife Tracey have two children, Kevin and Megan. From the Alumni House: J. Michael Dowd left the Two Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce in Easton and became executive vice president of the Children’s Home of Easton on August 3, 1998.
✒ 1967 Marisue Brugler Easterly R.D. Box 3109 Saylorsburg, PA 18017 From the Alumni House: Susanne Potter Kauffman retired as director of Leadership Lehigh Valley. She held the position for nearly fifteen years. Her next project will be chairing the Lehigh Valley chapter of the Red Cross.
✒ 1966 Fay Iudicello 1659 Kirby Rd. McLean, VA 22101 Fax: 703-827-0431 email: firstname.lastname@example.org David Berg 624 Juniper Hills Ct. Arnold, MD 21401 e-mail: email@example.com From David: Fay Stover Iudicello and I will be class correspondents for next year. What that means, I guess, is that I will have to do my part in providing the Class of ’66 with some timely information on what’s going on in my life. Since my graduation from the Lutheran Seminary at Philadelphia in 1970, I journeyed south of the Mason-Dixon line. I have served several congregations and done a variety of counseling and consulting in and around two of this country’s largest cities (D.C. and Baltimore) and the onetime federal capital of the country (Annapolis). For the past five years, I have lived on the Broadneck Peninsula across the scenic Severn River from Annapolis. This location allows me to enjoy sailing on the Chesapeake, rooting for the Orioles, Ravens, and Redskins, hiking, biking, and sometimes sitting in impossible traffic jams on this region’s beltways! My professional duties are varied and stimulating. I serve as half-time chaplain to 700 “seasoned citizens” at four locations through Fellowship Square Foundation of Metro Washington. I also serve half-time as pastor of Glen Lutheran Church in Glen Burnie, a Baltimore suburb. One day each week I serve as chaplain at Anne Arundel Medical Center where I also sit on the ethics committee. In my “spare time” I do counseling and consulting through the Maryland Institute of Pastoral Counseling in Annapolis and serve as executive director of a small national association of Lutheran clergy who specialize in pastoral care ministries. Since 1993, I have maintained diplomat status with the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy.
Class Notes For the past 11/2 years I have dated a wonderful woman whom I met in church. Jayne is a nurse and runs an ob-gyn clinic in East Baltimore. Last fall we were part of a group of 50 alumni and friends that welcomed President Rokke back to the D.C. area. (It was good to see classmates Fay Stover Iudicello and Judy Share, who used to work for MoMo’s president when he was in D.C.). Jayne now has attended three alumni events and quickly is becoming an avid Moravian supporter. While I cherish my present life in Maryland, each year I appreciate even more fully my earlier years at Moravian with its balanced philosophy, its broad curricula, and its memories of rich friendships with professors and classmates. From the Alumni House: Suzanne E. Hertsch Donovan recently received her doctorate in education from Wilmington College, New Castle, Del. She is currently the owner and director of Innovation in Education Initiative, Inc., an academic consulting agency. She and her husband, Chick also bought a bookstore in the Milford Plaze, Milford, Del., this year. Kenneth Davis, a member of the Board of Commissioners in Lower Merion Township since 1991, was elected president of the board in January of 1998.
✒ 1965 William Horwath 22300 Maplewood Drive Southfield, MI 48034 I met Sue Erskine Fretwell at the Michigan Renaissance Festival in August. Sue had a special interest in being there—her son Jeff was “drawn and quartered” on Saturday at noon for poaching a hare out of season. After that, Sue got bonked by a perverted puppet named Ded Bob and “tattooed” by an escapee from Strangeways Prison with a six-inch Algerian script R on her left bicep.
✺ 1964 Reunion • May 21-22 Judith Morecz Simpson 2532 Hepplewhite Drive York, PA 17404-1216 From the Alumni House: Jim Smith continues to be a head basketball coach, despite retiring from Lebanon High School. Before becoming head coach, he was an assistant until his friend and head coach died. He retired from head coaching at Lebanon in 1992, but then took a head coaching job at Manheim Central where he heads the girls’ team. Craig Borst and his wife Darlene Refsnider Borst ’67 hosted the Thomas 26
Apjohn ’63 family as they celebrated Eric Apjohn’s graduation from Moravian. Eric is the Borsts’ godson. The Apjohns live in Poultney, Vt. This summer the two families vacationed together in Wells Beach, Maine, as Tom and Craig volunteered to restore and operate antique trolleys at the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport.
✒ 1963 Bill Leicht 16819 N. 59th Place Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Fax: (602) 493-1949 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org From Bill: This is my first shot at being the Class of 1963 correspondent and I want to tell you about our 35th reunion in May. We had a small but lively turnout for the two-day affair. Carol Rockovits Leicht ’64 and I attended the barbecue on Friday and the reunion luncheon on Saturday. Bertie Knisely and staff did a great job organizing and running both events. It was great seeing Gus Rampone ’59 again after more than 38 years. Gus, with ample help, managed to keep us dry under the tent at South Campus during a torrential downpour on Friday afternoon. Marty Garcia and his lovely wife Eileen flew in from California where Marty is a vice president at CBS. Don Vogel and his wife Joann looked forever young. Don is a vice president at the American Heart Association in Cincinatti. Just to show they could, during a break in the luncheon Marty and Don worked a double play where they used to do it regularly for the Greyhounds in the ’60s. Dick Bedics and his wife Bonnie came up from Florida where Dick is provost at Pensacola Junior College. They both look like it was 1963 again and ready for the next OGO party. Gary Sandercock and wife Donna flew in from the Bay area. Both look terrific. Gary is vice president at Hexel Corporation and spends a lot of time flying around the world keeping the manufacturing business in line. It was great seeing Dave Cornelius and his wife Gail. Dave is a vice president at Citibank in New York and looked like he would be ready to take it to the mats with anyone. Don Egli also flew across country from California. Don is a social worker with Harrison Homes, Inc. Although I didn’t get a chance to talk to her, Jutta Leheis, a retired educator from Bethlehem, was there for the class picture. Bob Dietrich didn’t change at all. He still looked like he was ready to take on a few offensive tackles and sack a Q.B. Although not in the class of ’63, there are three guys that I always thought were. Paul
Reinhard ’65 and wife Betty and Jeff Jackson ’64 were at the Friday night barbecue. At the luncheon I told the story to President and Mrs. Rokke about how Paul would come home to the OGO House in the wee hours after a full day’s work at the Morning Call, hammer out a paper that was due in a few hours and get an A every time. Ron dePaolo ’64 was the banner bearer leading the troops from the luncheon to have the class picture. Carol and I relocated to Scottsdale, Ariz., in 1992 after I took an early retirement from IBM after 25 years. We love it here and wish we could have done it years ago. I’m now a realtor for RE/MAX and Carol is a Welcome Wagon representative. She also tutors part time. As I write this, we are preparing for a trip to Anchorage, Alaska, from which we will cruise to Vancouver. From the Alumni House: Dr. John Shigo has been reappointed as assistant clinical professor in family practice at the George Washington University School of Medicine. He also teaches family medicine to third-year medical students at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. John continues his family practice in Montgomery Village. His daughter Monica Lawry has been appointed to a professorship in dermatology at the University of California at Davis, and will be director of the residency program in dermatology. His fourth daughter, Jaci Arrington, had a child, making that three grandchildren for John as of February 1998. His daughter Alexandra just received her A.A. degree and was accepted at the University of Florida in Gainesville. We were saddened by the sudden death of Elizabeth Gergar Ihrie, Alumni Association board member, on June 17. Her family has established a scholarship fund in her name for students majoring in Spanish. Stop-press announcement: We were even further saddened to learn of the death of her husband William F. Ihrie Jr. ’64 on September 25. We extend our sincere sympathy to their son Mark W. Ihrie ’96.
✒ 1962 Merr Trumbore 1040 Ebenezer Church Road Rising Sun, MD 21911 e-mail: email@example.com Emma Demuth Williams Box 221 Newfoundland, PA 18445 From the Alumni House: Gail Ekstrand retired in June after 36 years in education. She finished her career at the John R. Bonfield Elementary School in the Warwick School District, where she spent
Class Notes the last four years. She was the first female principal for the Warwick schools, serving as principal for Litiz Elementary, Kissel Hill Elementary, and the Bonfield school.
✒ 1961 Sandra Kromer Long 9 Driftwood Drive Somerset, N.J. 08873-1717
✒ 1960 Jane Ziegenfus Hamill 237 Thorn Street Swickley, PA 15143
✺ 1959 Reunion • May 21-22 Kathy Werst Detwiler 1383 North Allen Street State College, PA 16803 firstname.lastname@example.org From Kathy: The inauguration celebration provided a fine MC mini-reunion opportunity for our class. Jean and retired principal Gus Rampone provided leadership for several weekend activities around campus. Fred and Joanne Mazur O’Such were looking forward to the completion of their Carmel home this summer. Their remodeling project truly was a complete rebuild. Joanne mentioned the thrill of participating in her first academic procession since graduation. Jack Ridge ’53 shared great old tales of our campus life in the fifties—he looks and sounds as enthusiastic as ever! Monk Morelli and his wife Pat shared stories of their three children and five grandchildren; Monk is president of AM Industries Inc. Judy Laning ’61 and Ron Cavanaugh reminisced over our beautiful dinner; they are the parents of two grown children. Judy taught for six years before becoming assistant to Ron, vice president for undergraduate studies for the past twelve years at Syracuse. His student paper voted Ron’s efforts “best job on campus”—quite an honor.
✒ 1958 F. Jarrett (“Dee”) DeJulio (Bennie Bennett) P.O. Box 607 Dover, N.J. 07802-0607 From Dee: I hope summer was enjoyable for traveling, visiting friends, outside property work, gardening, and more. Mid-September and the annual “Harvest Show” in Morris County will be my next challenge with vegetable entries. Ken DeJulio, my younger son, won two gold medals in his weight class at the Regional Special Olympics—dead lifting 370 lbs.,
Public Service as a Way of Life Having tasted success in other fields, Francis Mwihia ’62 decided to try running for Parliament in Kenya last year as a representative of the Safina party, one of a score of contending groups. Like other candidates, he had just three weeks to campaign. His political funds were scarce and, more significantly, he lacked a sport utility vehicle to prowl the weave of rutted and potted roadways in his district west of Nairobi in search of votes. He lost, but says he’s surprised his support was as strong as it was, given the obstacles he faced. For Francis Mwihia, the run for office was the Francis Mwihia at his home in latest in a series of roles in public life that Moravian Nairobi in 1996. helped generate. He had arrived at the College on Photo: Karen Keim. scholarship, sent by a nation in the birthpangs of national independence. The move signaled an abrupt change in vocation. He had been studying in a seminary for the Presbyterian ministry but here he switched to economics. As if to underscore that choice, he lived in the attic apartment of the then chair of the economics department, Alden Sears, with his wife Wangui, who enrolled at Northampton Community College. After graduate work at the University of Pittsburgh, Mwihia took his expertise to the Kenyan ministry of economics, where he served in several positions and accompanied delegations to sessions of the United Nations in New York. While in government posts, he also taught at the University of Nairobi. At age 40 he took a new turn, founding a Swiss-style café in Nairobi, featuring cakes and other sweets with coffees, teas, and cold drinks. The baked goods came from his own bakery. It is believed by family members to be the only establishment of its kind in Kenya. Meanwhile, three of the five Mwihia children, warmed by their parents’ accounts of the hospitality and sound learning of Moravian and by the enthusiasm of their siblings, have come to sample the campus for themselves. The youngest, Njuguna ’98, currently lives in Allentown, works for an insurance company, and must decide whether to return to Kenya like the others. How would he characterize his father? Without hesitation, Njuguna says, “low key, laid back—and strong willed.”
bench pressing 260 lbs. He still works at the local A&P as a clerk, fishes and does fishing rod repair at home—Ken’s Rods. A note from Ruth Saderholm of Lititz, Pa., informed me that Brian Saderholm suddenly died on August 30, 1997 in Nova Scotia. Kay Saderholm, Brian’s wife, said she attended the 40th reunion and passed the news around. Joanne Boyer Christman and her husband Don still reside in Richmond, Va., where she teaches kindergarten at the Collegiate School. She enjoys playing bridge, tennis, walking, reading, spending time with her grandsons, and returning to Bethlehem for visits. Dolores Durner Sopko lives in Bethlehem. She and her husband John are retired, and enjoy daily moments of leisure, varied hobbies, and tasks. She is a retired teacher from the Bethlehem school district.
Carol Losensky Messina lives in Bethlehem. She had been a nurse for 25 years and is now a secretary/bookkeeper for her husband’s business. She is an elder in the College Hill Moravian Church, and enjoys reading, sewing, cooking, church, and babysitting her grandsons. Daneen Jones Phelps was recently promoted to dean of education at the Allentown Business School. She and husband Jack reside in Bethlehem. Their son Lance is a member of Moravian’s Class of ’82. She enjoys her grown sons, the grandchildren, golf, walking, and getting together with friends. Robert Thompson has retired after 33 years of teaching in the Saucon Valley School District. A Bethlehem resident, he is a member of the Hellertown Lions Club, the Lehigh Valley Postcard Club, the Delaware Valley 27
Class Notes Area Railroad Passengers, and the Philadelphia Trolley Coalition. Bob also sang in the Bach Choir for four years. Robert H. Smith of Seymour, Wis., is chaplin/admissions coordinator at the Good Shepherd nursing home and is a member of Freedom Moravian Church. His wife Peg Dittmer Smith attended Moravian for one year and is a medical transcriptionist. Albert Schwab in Manahawkin, N.J., is president of Albert J. Schwab Associates. He and his wife, Betty enjoy the beach and boating, and their four grandchildren. William J. Rupp Jr. and his wife reside in Allentown. He taught history before spending 31 years as an insurance agent. He is retired and has one daughter and one grandson. Howard Myles in Fairlawn, N.J., is retired and working as a volunteer at the New Jersey Veterans’ Memorial Home in Paramus, N.J. His wife Debbie works for a law firm in Wayne. They have two grown sons. J. Bruce Mumie lives with his wife Marian in Clementon, N.J. Their three children and 7 grandchildren live nearby. Semi-retired, he works part time as a learning consultant for the Children’s Regional Center at Cooper Hospital in Camden, N.J., and enjoys golfing. David Kratzer and his wife Loretta enjoy life in Winter Park, Fla. He is retired from IBM and has three sons, one daughter, and nine grandchildren. Charles Gunkle resides in Bethlehem with his wife, Eleanor. He is a career counselor/ writer in his business, Bethlehem Résumé Service. He has three children and six grandchildren. From the Alumni House: Rev. Ronald Hiester and his wife Jane Powell Hiester ’59 were sorry they missed his 40th reunion. They had just returned from Alaska and were sick with the flu. Ron has retired after 36 years in the ministry. They are now living in Greenville, N.C.
✒ 1957 Pearl Stein 1900 Frontage Road #1306 Cherry Hill, N.J. 08034-2216
✒ 1956 Robert Gray 3190 Pheasant Drive Northampton, PA 18067-9768
✒ 1955 Helen Varady Keyser 2038 Kenmerer Street Bethlehem, PA 1b 8018
The highlight of a busy spring was the inauguration of President Rokke. It was a beautiful two-day event in April. The academic procession on Saturday included representatives from 85 colleges and universities. I was very honored to have been given the opportunity to represent my class, along with John Giesler, in the academic procession. I had the wonderful opportunity to recess with Col. Douglas Murray, dean of the faculty at the U.S. Air Force Academy. At the reception after the ceremony, we met many alumni, including Anne Enright ’52, Nancy Zeleski Frantz ’52, Helen Desh Woodbridge ’54 and husband Cas, Barbara Cump Schmoyer and husband Charles, Pearl Stein ’57, and Mary Pongracz ’52. My husband John enjoyed a conversation with Prof. Hans Wuerth. They have been friends since they worked together at the Bike Club in Bethlehem. The finale was the inaugural gala and dinner Saturday evening. I was happy to see and talk to Lloyd Burkhardt and wife. He was my English professor when I was a student at Moravian. Seated at our table for dinner were Carl Ackerman ’57 and wife Dolores, Bruce Mumie ’58 and wife Marian, Anne Enright ’52, Pearl Stein ’57, and Barbara Cump Schmoyer and husband Charles. We all enjoyed the 256th Founder’s Day in May with the reception at the home of President and Mrs. Rokke, followed by a Moravian Lovefeast in Peter Hall. Our speaker, Prof. Les Reker, spoke on the “Evolution of Payne Gallery: From Women’s Gym to Campus Gem.” We had lunch in the Clewell Dining Room. Seated at our table were Lois Lutz Geehr ’54, Pearl Stein ’57, Beverly Bell ’56, Barbara Cump Schmoyer, Nancy Zaleski Frantz ’52, Joan Landrock Schlegel, and myself. Following our lunch Barbara, Joan and I browsed around Payne Gallery. It was interesting to find among the lovely paintings one by Reuben Luckenbach—“View from Rausch’s Barn”—a gift from Helen Desh Woodbridge, in memory of her father. On Saturday of Alumni Weekend Joan, Barbara, Nancy and I attended the luncheon in the Quad. Other alumni at our table for lunch were Polly Rayner ’53 and Charles Hasenecz ’53. Also, I met Maria Sideris Chapis ’48 who lives in Broomall. Rose Mandic Donchez, Barbara, Joan, Nancy, and I celebrated our usual series of lunches. Barbara tells us that she takes piano lessons from Jim Hydusik. We honored Nancy’s and Rosie’s birthdays in April and Joan’s in June. Nancy tells us that Margaret Czipoth Underwood and husband Gene were staying at their studio apartment in Hollywood, Fla., in January and February.
Gladys Smith Winklemann writes from Spirit Lake, Idaho, that she and Howie enjoy cooler weather. They are uncomfortable when it goes above 75°. This is what 25 years of living in Alaska does to one. Also they never had thunderstorms in Alaska, so it takes a while to get used to them here. Gladys also writes that their baby kitten “Smokey” is now 111/2 lbs and taller than the other two “girls.” She explains to the cats what she is doing and how it’s done. Gladys says it keeps their interest, and Howie says there is constant chatter! By the time you read this column Gladys will be over her cateract surgery. Our class plaque will be hung in the stairwell at Peter Hall (in our days known as the chapel) where the other class plaques are. Joan and I were thrilled when we saw the plaque on Founder’s Day.
✺ 1954 Reunion • May 21-22 Helen Desh Woodbridge 3574 Browning Lane Bethlehem, PA 18018 Lois L. Geehr’s regular return to Moravian’s annual Founder’s Day activities helped to keep alive this wonderful annual Church Street reunion for grads of Moravian for Women. With our 45th approaching, we all have received from Alumni House the dates and response cards to help us begin the planning process. By the time you receive this publication I expect to have found some classmates with ideas and others with helping hands carry out our plans. The inauguration of President Rokke on April 18 included our class delegate, Dale Pharo, in the formal procession representing 50 and more of Moravian’s classes. Dale is an avid gardener, a volunteer at St. Luke’s Hospital, and a sacristan at Central Moravian Church. Delegates from 85 colleges and universities marched in the procession, including Cas Woodbridge representing Davidson College. Yes, indeed, Miss Mary Crow ’20, is “Something to Crow About” the title of the article about her in the Spring magazine. In my senior year at Liberty High School I was assigned to her English class. Taking the general course I was a bit uneasy to find myself in a class with students all heading for college. But I decided to stay and found I liked the challenge of meeting requirements for reports, written and oral. That experience changed my attitude in more than one way. Realizing the benefits of acquiring a better command of the English language, I changed my major to English at the end of my freshman year at Moravian. This I believe helped prepare me to be a class correspondent. I have since visited
Class Notes Miss Crow at her apartment in Westminster Village with these thoughts. I was happy to learn that she could share some Pennsylvania Dutch expressions after she heard I was attending classes in the dialect at a nearby church. After graduation Pat K. Nebinger, biology major, and I began teaching sixth grade at Franklin School. She continued teaching there and elsewhere far beyond my three years, two of which were spent at Neisser School. She tried her hand at some other jobs before retiring. Now she’s back in a one-room schoolhouse, on weekends, without students, as a visitor guide at the Claussville schoolhouse, one of Lehigh County’s Historical Sites. In April, Anne Enright, Cas, and I took the Kemerer Museum’s bus tour to the Brooklyn Museum of Art for the special exhibit— the Jewels of the Romanovs and Treasures of the Russian Imperial Court.
✒ 1953 Charlie Hasenecz 3940 Washington Street Bethlehem, PA 18020 Mundahas@aol.com Marilyn Nuss Landon 1510 Taylor Avenue Ft. Washington, MD 20744-2911 E. Allen Schultz 931 San Carlos Avenue, N.E. St. Petersburg, FL 33702 From Allen: Our 45th class reunion was enjoyed by Joe Farris, Wil Harke,,Charlie Hasenecz, David Henkelmann, Jerry Labanz, Ed Pastir, Bob “Snuff” Smith, and your correspondent. Charlie, Dave, and I marched in the Class Reunion Parade, for which Jack Ridge was a judge. No, we didn’t win anything. We all enjoyed good conversation, reminiscences, and finding mutual interests and acquaintances over the years. As usual, the food was excellent and I think we were all impressed with a sense of humble pride in what Moravian College has grown to be and that it is one of the most beautiful campuses anywhere. Sending their regrets at not being able to attend the reunion were Hugh Connell, Gene Glasser, and Phil Trimble. All indicated their intention to attend our 50th reunion in 2003. Phil, executive director and general manager of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, was occupied with an SME Board of Directors meeting during Alumni Weekend. Hugh, president and CEO of the Sea Research Foundation, Inc., at Mystic, Conn., was “off to the Pacific Ocean near Midway Island with
Dr. Robert Ballard who is on an expedition to document the World War II Battle of Midway,” which will appear as a National Geographic Special on PBS. The following alums responded to the Alumni Weekend Survey sent out several months prior to the reunion: Dave Bratsch, Wil Harke, David Henkelmann, Jack Ridge, Norm Sherwood, Bob Smith, Phil Trimble, and Ed Ullrich. Wil Harke retired in 1995 after 39 years as a pastor serving the Moravian Church, most recently at Egg Harbor, N.J., where he and his wife Mary, a public school teacher in Ocean City, N.J., continue to live. David Henkelmann moved to Bethlehem the week before Alumni Weekend, where he lives with his wife Mary Ellen (Mel), upon retirement from Lebanon Moravian Church. Dave’s interests continue to be music and drama. Sons Chris Knapp ’77 and Bruce and wife Jean live in Braintree, Mass. His other son, Douglas, continues to live in Lebanon. Jack Ridge is professor emeritus of physics, Moravian College, and said, in response to the question “last time at Moravian,” that he never left. Norm Sherwood is a retired urologist and lives in Punta Gorda, Fla. Bob “Snuff” Smith retired after 33 years as a federal criminal investigator, which included service with the IRS and BATF. He is living in northern Virginia until his recent bride, Dianne, can retire from the federal government. He has two daughters, one son, a stepson, and nine grandchildren. Phil Trimble penned the following: “Upon graduation, I went on active duty with the United States Navy. Married Patricia Woodring in 1957, raised four children: Colleen, Patrick, Philip, and Michael. Served all over the world on three ships and various shore station. Retired from active duty in 1980 with the rank of captain. Accepted a position as managing director with Material Handling Engineers, an international professional society headquartered in Dearborn, Mich. and am still employed in that capacity.” Ed Ullrich for a number of years was a chaplain, most recently with Manor Health Care, after serving as a pastor in several Moravian Churches. He said he now volunteers as a tax preparer for seniors and low income people and is a member of a senior computer club, a seniors walking group, and a camera club. From the Alumni House: Polly Rayner won her second Aldo Award for fashion journalism in ceremonies in New York City. Polly was in the running for this award among newspaper, magazine and television journalists who cover the fashion industry all over the country.
✒ 1952 Gloria Parkhill P.O. Box 214 Stockertown, PA 18083-0214
✒ 1951 Andy Jasso 35 Greenwich Street Bethlehem, PA 18018-2439 Carol Buechner McMullen 613 Cliff Street HoHoKus, NJ 07423 From Carol: June Shafer Scholl was invited to represent our class on April 18 in the procession for the inauguration of President Rokke. June commented that this was the first time she had worn a cap and gown since graduation in 1951. June found the ceremony both interesting and spiced with humor and felt honored to have been a part of it. I read and was especially impressed with Dr. Rokke’s inaugural address. He showed a strong feeling for history and tradition as well as a very clear-sighted grasp of today’s complex world. I’m sure we all wish him a long and successful career at Moravian. Lois Shafer Smith and her husband Dick have been preparing to compete again in the Virginia State Senior Olympics. Lois competes in swimming events, Dick in three-man basketball. Dorothea Shoffner Atallah has moved to a townhouse in Walpole, Mass. She continues to enjoy round dancing, antiquing, and visits with children and grandchildren. Lois Weaver Koeckert is still attending classes at Cleveland Community College. She also volunteers each week with Meals on Wheels and has started volunteering with the Cleveland Art Museum. Janet Fabian Andre and Paul have a new granddaughter, born in late December to their daughter Merry and her husband Howard. The Andres’ other daughter Michelle and her family will be moving to the Boston area from Tulsa, much to the pleasure of Janet and Paul who anticipate seeing their other three granddaughters more often. Jane Kincaid Missimer and Sam enjoyed a cruise with other Lehigh alumni in February, sailing through the Panama Canal from Acapulco to San Juan with stops at Costa Rica, Aruba, and St. Thomas on the way. From the Alumni House: We mourn the death of Richard Pulley, a lifetime trustee and active alum, and extend our deepest condolences to his family.
Class Notes ✒ 1950
Bob Scholl P.O. Box 5083 Bethlehem, PA 18015
Marion Schmidt Heacock 407 East Fairview Street Bethlehem, PA 18018
✒ Men of the ’40s
From Marion: Our 50th reunion is over, and we are now members of the 50+ Club. It was great to see so many of you at our “special” reunion. Marge Schuessler Sherry, Emmeline Ungurian Dimmick, Bea Antolick Sheriff, Winnie Harte Seifert, Marilyn Richardson Shelly, Shirley Marks Pooley, Jane Hall Holben, Joan Patterson Hahn, Bobbe Smoke LeBaron, Maria Sideris Chapis, Jean Baxter McCracken, Marge Durner Hoffman, Janice Larash Sacks, and Gerty Landis Searfass were there. Quite a good attendance! After many photos, a parade with our theme “Have Tea with ’48,” and good food, we went to Emmeline’s house to chat further. Founder’s Day brought us back to our old “Women’s Campus” where we enjoyed a Lovefeast and the air conditioning in Clewell Hall. What a lovely two days we had! The surveys were most interesting to catch up on the past years. Emmeline was married again and is very happy and active in our community. Jeane Baxter McCracken is involved in the Red Cross Bloodmobile Drive for the Cancer Society in Blue Bell, Pa., is a church trustee, and plays tennis three days a week. Eight children including one Moravian grad and eight grandchildren (5 to 18 years) are in the family. One week in January, Jean assists with yearly building projects in Third World countries. Her husband, now retired, keeps busy with oil painting and taking woodworking classes at community college. Joan Patterson Hahn and her husband have been married 18 years and their joined family includes two sons and five daughters, four granddaughters, three grandsons, and one great-grandson. Both are retired and are involved in volunteer work. Joan spends time as a literacy volunteer while her husband uses his tools to build or remodel Boys and Girls Clubs, Camps for Scouts, etc. They also enjoy traveling. They live in Cicero, N.Y., just a bit north of Syracuse. Shirley Marks Pooley came from Auburn, Calif. This was her first time back for a reunion. Since Shirley retired, she has done free-lance writing. Her book has been published, and she promotes it by giving talks to the public. She enjoys writing inspirational articles and working with the Hospice Program. She’s been married for 47 years to Tom, and they have two children and four grandchildren. She likes to play bridge and to travel through Elderhostel. Last September she visited England, Scotland and Wales.
Charles W. Eichman 1280 Wymewood Drive Bethlehem, PA 18017-3553
✺ 1949 Reunion • May 21-22 Faye Werley Jurden Oak Lane Manor 1113 Parkside Drive Wilmington, DE 19803 Thomas F. Keim 422 East Locust Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 William H. Woods 3032 Coplay Lane Whitehall, PA 18052 From Tom: I attended the Alumni Weekend festivities May 29 and 30. At the barbecue I saw Charlie Barnes, Bill Woods, and Leonard Storch. Len and I reminisced about our days on the tennis team. Charlie Barnes has volunteered to make phone calls to our classmates to urge them to attend our 50th reunion in ’99. Friday night was special for Louise and me because it was our 50th wedding anniversary. Having over 200 people to celebrate with us was wonderful. More on our 50th reunion—all who attend will be guests of the alumni at the Friday barbecue, the Saturday breakfast and the noontime lunch, so please attend. The College has changed considerably since our days as students. Pat McArdle recently underwent open heart surgery and is convalescing. Pat has been on our reunion committee in the past. From the Alumni House: Penny Hall Porter is living in Tucson, Ariz., and has written stories which have appeared in various magazines and books. Her twentieth story, “Green Eggs and Sam,” will appear in an issue of Reader’s Digest this fall. She also writes non-fiction accounts of her experiences and adventures with her husband and six children while cattle ranching on their remote ranch in Cochise County. She is the author of The Keymaker, a novel for grades 412, Howard’s Monster (K-3), and a biography of Eugene Clifford Grace. She is president of the Society of Southwestern Authors conference.
Joan Nortz Quarry could not attend, but she wrote she and Jerry will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this year. They have five children and two grandchildren. Since all of them are in Pennsylvania, they still spend half the year in Bethlehem. In the warm weather months, they live in Maine where she has gotten back into painting. After graduating from Moravian, Joan worked as an illustrator for Hess’s department store’s advertising department until the first child arrived. She does commissions and art shows now. Kathryn Heller Saugen-Erickson says she worked in ob-gyn surgery, dermatology, and rehab until retiring in 1992. She has five children, two adopted while she was living in Japan. There are twelve grandchildren—three in college, one married, and the youngest is two. She has been married twice, in 1949 and in 1988. She has lived in Japan and Germany. She recently returned to Spokane because of her husband’s health. She has won several honors in arts projects and photography and many medals in Senior Olympics. Her special recreation is bicycling. She belongs to the DAR and has enjoyed being in a garden club. Carleton Cheney Schwager lives in Jenkintown, Pa., has five children and three grandchildren, and enjoys traveling, gardening and attending concerts. Marilyn Richardson Shelly, married since 1950, moved to New Jersey where her husband was a school principal. She has three children, of which two are Moravian graduates. When the children were of school age, Marilyn earned a school librarian’s degree and worked as a librarian for fifteen years. Upon retiring, she volunteered at St. Barnabas Medical Center for eleven years. She was active in church, was a reporter for the church newsletter, and a Sunday School teacher. Five years ago, the Shellys moved to Allentown, and she has been writing for the Asbury Methodist Church newsletter and is secretary for the Women’s Society. Bea Antolick Sheriff lives in Bethlehem but spends winters in Florida. Her four children are married, and Bea has twenty-one grandchildren. They planned to reunite in St. Croix at the end of June. Bea heads a visitation, telephone, and hospital ministry at Christ Church. Singing in the choir and belonging to a prayer circle adds more to a very busy life. She enjoys the outdoors— walking, swimming, and golf. Winnie Harte Seifert lives in Bethlehem but spends lots of time in Florida and in the Poconos. We were pleased to meet her daughter Barbara who lives in town, too. Winnie is still a member of the Women’s Club. Jane Hall Holben lives in Haddonfield, N.J., and has been married to Eugene since
Class Notes 1948. Jane has two grandchildren, both married, and two grandchildren. Jane travels to many destinations, and her hobby of ikebana fills a lot of her time. Jane has been involved in medical research at the Cornell Institute for Medical Research. Margery Durner Hoffman came all the way from Idaho to be with us. Currently she is on the Veterans Affairs Commission for the state of Idaho, has been secretary or treasurer of many organizations, recently retiring from her church society. Marge Schuessler Sherry chaired the committee for our reunion and is still a very charming lady. She and Ron love to ski and travel. After the reunion, they went to Colorado for a visit with their son and his wife. I still live in Bethlehem and am retired as secretary from the Kemerer Museum for quite a few years. I volunteer at Kemerer now, and take care of two of my grandchildren several hours a week while my daughter teaches dance at her studio. I have four more grandchildren (my son’s children) who live out of town. My husband retired from Unisys and makes miniature furniture and nautical carvings. I assist him at craft and miniature shows. I have been a member and officer of Tuesday Club for many years and play bridge. Thanks to all of you for sending your resumes and for attending the reunion. We shall remember it for many years to come.
✒ 1947 June Urffer Moyer 27012 Aldeano Drive Mission Viejo, CA 92691 Mary Jean Grider Spangenthal and I were impressed with an article from a Pennsylvania paper about Pam Rokke’s experience in preschool teaching. We are pleased that Moravian’s “first lady” feels observation is an important factor in education. M.J. is still very interested in early education; especially as it relates to regulation of child care. She has also gotten into Tai Chi. The latest news is that she is receiving shots of a substance derived from the comb of the rooster to replace the fluid in her knee which has long gone. The shot acts as synovial fluid and after the third one she saw a big change. Reen Iredell Cutler and Bill took their family (all 21 of them) on the Majesty of Seas for a seven-day trip to the Caribbean. In April, Reen, Grace Keeler Hodge ’46 and David went with Peg Loveless Browne and Peg’s Latin class on their annual trip abroad. This year it included Italy and Switzerland. Charlotte Unangst Schisler experienced the results of a tornado that went through Pecks Pond, Pa. It looked like a war zone. The
only damage they had was a huge tree which fell on their porch roof. Charlotte and Al own a summer home close to three that were completely demolished. Bob and I enjoyed a fabulous trip to Hong Kong and Bali in May in celebration of our 50th wedding anniversary. We were in Indonesia when Subarto resigned as President. Although we were not in Jakarta we were close enough. It is one thing to read about the rioting on the other side of the world and another to be physically close to it. Everything about our trip was new to us, colorful, educational, and exciting. We enjoyed the complete contrast of Hong Kong and Bali. We were fortunate to have a tour of the state-of-the-art terminal in the new Hong Kong International Airport built on reclaimed land on Lantau Island.
✒ 1946 Martha Miexell Danner 10 Lynbrook Drive Lambertville, N.J. 08530-3007 Ada Zellner Flower 834 Hilltop Road Oyster Bay, NY 11771 From Martha: Thank you for all your interesting replies to my request for news. Peggy Kuehn Buhrig writes from California that she continues to work because she enjoys her job and “without her husband, staying home holds little appeal.” The chorus she sings with is planning to tour limited areas of Russia and sing there next June. Peggy hopes to go along to Russia and Norway also. Peggy’s older daughter, Amy, was married in May at the retirement home of her husband’s parents 10,000 feet up in the mountains of Southern Arizona. Peggy says getting there was quite an adventure but was a peaceful, pristine setting for their wedding. Her younger daughter lives 200 miles away but visits frequently and Peggy enjoys seeing her only grandchild, Jessica. Peg’s father died last June at age 93 and her mother survives at 93 living in a retirement home near Peggy’s brother in New York State. Peg visits every three months and phones every other day. It is hard for both of them. Frances Tallarico Buragino writes she and Joe attended all the Alumni Weekend events which she says were very well done plus a lot of fun. She missed meeting any of our class but did enjoy faces she had not seen since leaving school. Fran and Joe were looking forward to a trip to Alaska. Fran has spent 14 years working on Vespers tickets for Moravian. She continues volunteer work at church and the hospital in addition to helping her husband in
his work as a permanent deacon in their Catholic church. Pat Gaffney Hancharick says life continues the same as her last report with one addition. She is now working as a volunteer in the Surgical Waiting Room at Rahway Hospital and really enjoys it. Verna Ivins Thoms wrote that her husband of 41 years died of cancer in June. I spoke to Verna on the phone and of course this is a very difficult time for her. The Thomses have one son, Alan, who is a hunter living in rugged Potter County, Pa. Good “church family” support, having a brother and sister-in-law living nearby, and many good friends are helping her cope. Verna also does volunteer work at two local hospitals. Ada Zellner Flower, my “conscience for classnotes advisor,” has done much traveling in California while visiting a daughter in El Dorado Hills. Ada and Frank visited the Central Valley and Los Angeles area, where they were amazed at the vast areas of agriculture. A friend managed to secure reservations to visit the Getty Museum overlooking the Pacific. Ada reports this is a breathtakingly beautiful location with a group of white marble buildings, gardens, pools, and fountains. From Ada: In April I had the privilege of representing our class at the inauguration of President Rokke. The formal procession and ceremony were impressive and the events of the whole day were a combination of elegance and fun. Both Frank and I enjoyed being part of the Moravian community.
✒ 1945 Jane Smith Ebelhare 805 Buckeye Street Ft. Collins, CO 80524 From Jane: The hot news item this time around seems to be the surprise 75th birthday party for Jackie Haas Bauder on June 13. It apparently was a mini-reunion for the class of ’45, bringing in Janet Moyer Paulus, Florence Drebert Fritts, Ann Bachert, Lillian Stefko Schaedler, Betty Wachstetter Griffis, Ellen Peters McGinnis, and Doris Fetterman Cherrington. According to Ellen, Jackie’s children had friends and family salute her and presented her with an album containing cards, letters and pictures from her classmates and many friends. Janet sent me a copy of “The Bauder Ode,” written for Jackie and set to music (Tune: Herrhnhut, c. 1735), which the guests sang to Jackie. Eleanor Beidelman Kline was as prompt as usual in her reply to my plea for news. In June 31
Class Notes Eleanor represented the New Hope Presbyterian Church at a meeting in Tulsa, Okla. She planned a trip in July to visit her sister in Columbia, Md.; then it’s on to West Virginia to visit an aunt she hasn’t seen in 25 years. Madeleine McGiffert Matthews, Jackie Stout McGiffert’s new granddaughter, who just made the deadline in the spring ’98 issue, was quite small (6 lbs. 13oz.) at birth. But now she is making lots of progress and “making her presence known—like a proper modern female person.” Florence Drebert Fritts is always on the go. After Jackie’s birthday party, she headed out to Edmonton, Canada, to visit her father’s family. Daughter Peggy finished night courses at Moravian to receive a degree in accounting this spring. Her granddaughter Rebecca is on her way to being a junior at Moravian. Her oldest grandaughter, Jessica, graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in chemical engineering. In her spare time, Florence volunteers at the Food Bank and reads for a very talented blind friend, Nancy Scott. Nancy is a published poet and a musician who helps others with disabilities. Alice Joyce Yeager had some major surgery on April 16. Fortunately, the outcome was very positive, and despite an interesting collection of tubing sprouting from various parts of her body, which made walking an adventure, she met some wonderful nurses and some “colorful roommates.” Alice planned to visit her son and his family in July. She sent a snapshot of our 40th Reunion for the Jackie Haas Bauder birthday party. Dorothy Stump Lied is doing a group of water colors from snapshots which she took in Switzerland last year. On June 4, her granddaughter graduated from high school, and in the fall she is to attend Carnegie Mellon University. In October, Dorothy and a friend are to go cruising from Memphis to Cincinnati on the Mississippi Queen. In addition to her wonderful description of the Bauder birthday bash, Janet Moyer Paulus had exciting news about her 13-year-old grandson. He was leaving at the end of June for England, Scotland, and Wales to participate in the “People to People” program. Lois Moser Harke called on June 24. Al had had more surgery a few weeks before, but he was back home and feeling better. Earlier, they had gone to Bethlehem to attend the confirmation of their 13-year-old granddaughter Rachel, a student at Liberty High School. Ellen Peters McGinnis and husband Ralph report that their trip to Alaska for granddaughter Nicole’s high school graduation was “delightful.” The graduation was in the small town of Homer, south of Anchorage, and the whole town turns out for the activities. From 32
July 25 to August 1, Ellen and Ralph will be in western Maryland at Deep Creek Lake for a Peters family reunion. In September, they travel to Galina, Ill., for an annual gettogether with four of Ralph’s army buddies and their wives. It is with great sadness that I report Ruth Fikentscher Smith’s death on March 18. In her last letter, she had been so concerned about her husband Harry, who had just had some serious surgery. So when we returned to Colorado in April, I called to see how she was coping, only to find that she was gone. Things are pretty peaceful here at the moment. I help out one day a week at the Larimer County Humane Society’s “Wildkind” unit which accepts orphaned, injured, or abandoned wild animals other than the birds of prey, who have their own quarters. The animals are cared for and treated until they can be released back into the wild. Andy and I plan to take a “long lost” cousin of mine to Mt. Rushmore in August. From the Alumni House: Our sympathies go out to John Strohmeyer on the death of his son Mark.
✺ 1944 Reunion • May 21-22 Jane Shirer 6447 Overbrook Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19151
✒ 1943 Margaret L. Albright 129 North 11th Street Allentown, PA 18102 June Bright Reese 22 East Washington Avenue Bethlehem, PA 18018 From June: The College Class of 1943 and Secretarial 1941 held our semi-annual mini-reunion this spring at a local restaurant. The discussion centered mostly around our upcoming 55th reunion on Alumni Weekend. Betty Adams Roach, our chair, gave an enthusiastic report of the status of our plans. On Alumni Weekend, the Friday night barbecue was well attended by our class: Frances Correll Hablett, Maxine Sortwell Kerrigan, Betty Adams Roach and husband John, Joyce Gilbert Lukehart and husband Pete ’49, Grace Shaner Schuchardt and husband Lee, Louise Rothenberger Watt and husband John, Margaret Johnson Bartlett and husband Lynn, Betty Karte, Doris Roemer Pardee and husband Bob, and June Bright Reese and husband Bill. On Saturday, a highlight was the Class Reunion Parade. Macky Kerrigan made large
beautiful placards and banners for class members to carry. The message was “1943— 55 Alive for M.C.” Class members dressed alike in navy blazers, white slacks or skirts and yellow tops with purple sashes. Marching in the parade were Louise Watt, Margaret Terr Willey, Fran Hablett, Macky Kerrigan, Betty Roach, Dottie Humenik Hixson, Margaret Bartlett, and Grace Schuchardt. Pete Lukehart ’49 provided a car for those who could not walk. Fran and Macky set up memorabilia in our reunion room. In celebration of this reunion year, our class presented a gift of $560 to Reeves Library. The funds were raised during Alumni Weekend with the help of Moravian alumni who purchased chances on a framed color photo of the Central Moravian Church belfry. The money will be used to purchase three multivolume reference sets. Betty Roach and her husband thought of this and implemented it. Doris Pardee and husband traveled from their home in Colorado to enjoy several weeks in the East. They attended the Bach Festival, visited friends, and concluded their trip with attendance at some of the Alumni Weekend events. Doris and I visited Marian Carty Durkee ’41 who was recuperating from a serious fall. Marian has improved and is resting at the home of her daughter Janice. Macky reported that she has spoken with Betty Schweitzer who has improved enough to return to her home. Her brother and sister-inlaw have sold their house and moved in with Betty to assist her. Joyce Lukehart phoned Gerry Borneman Moon recently. Gerry loves her area in Nevada. She has a daughter nearby and a 17year-old granddaughter. I spoke to Trudy Randolph Starner who has been very ill for a long time. She has improved enough to be at home but needs both physical and occupational therapists. Her attitude is very positive.
✒ 1942 Mary Kuehl Concevitch 1036 Center Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 Ruth Schantz Fortino wrote in April: “Our family planned a trip to Italy. Our three daughters agreed to join us. Sally ’73 lives in Switzerland, Lucy ’76 lives in Pittsburgh, and Victoria lives in Boston. We met in Orme and went to Florence to visit cousins of my husband and took in the great churches and art museums. On to Venice where we met another Fortino cousin and went to St. Mark’s Cathedral on Easter Day. On to Sicily to see more cousins—April there is a paradise. Vineyards everywhere. Spectacular ruins of great civilizations: Greek, Roman,
Class Notes Carthaginian, Arabic. Food excellent and a grand experience for our family.” Sadie Giordano Hill wrote that she is close to “sedimentary” and her golf is limited to “if it’s not raining,” but she is a great mah jongg fan. She enjoys her grandchildren. Betty Birk Nowicki says that greatgrandchild number 3, McKenna Ashlyn Quinn, arrived on May 18 and joins her brothers Trevor, 8, and Tanner, 5. She wishes they were closer to California. She and Zen were in Spain and China last year. In March, on their 14th Elderhostel, they visited Doris English Smullin who has a beautiful bay-front apartment in Sarasota near Van Wezel Performing Arts Center. Betty and Zen still hike, but no more mountain climbing! Ethel Wuchter Englert wrote that the Moravian College Lancaster Area Alumni Club sponsored a reception and dinner for President and Mrs. Rokke. Ethel and her son Thomas Englert ’76 attended and heard all about the College’s plans for the future. “How fortunate we all are,” she says. Sister Felicia Tanzella still teaches two classes a day: Italian and math. She is also public relations director for her school. In July they will break ground for a new retirement home, 90 years after the first four Salesian Sisters arrived from Italy. Ruth Wallace Paul is still bookkeeper for Musikfest. She works three days a week, but many more hours during the Fest. She is still clerk for the vestry at Nativity. Last summer she and Stanley traveled to Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, crossing the 9-mile bridge from New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island. They still spend time at the cottage at Mt. Gretna and have a 22-foot trailer. They are great-grandparents to two little boys. Mary Veronis Thompson wrote that she and her husband are grandparents at last to two adorable twin girls—Kristina and Jessica. Their daughter, Anne, an astrophysicist with NASA, directed a space mission (SONEX) in 1997 and won the 1998 International Nordberg Medal for outstanding space science research. Peggy Lutz Gray said most of her time is spent with the Northmont Presbyterian Church where she sings in the choir and knits with a group which does projects for needy people. She is president of the choir, co-chair of the church’s Worship and Congregational Life Committee, and Sarah Circle representative on the Board of Presbyterian Women.
In these lazy days of summer there is not much news to report except a small amount gleaned from our 1941 luncheon in June. The ever-traveling Ruth Overfield Fidorack and her husband were off to Denmark and a cruise to Russia. Ruth Cosgrove D’Aleo has been doing some research at the Lehigh County Historical Society on marriages and deaths from 1874 to 1919 in Allentown’s first English newspaper, the Allentown Democrat. Marion Christ Forrest keeps occupied with gardening and activities at the YWCA. Jean Mecherly Myers has welcomed her fifth great-grandchild. Thank goodness for Ruth Reitz Balish’s newspaper clipping and letter to help fill out this report. Ruth has received a “Senior of the Year” award in Lakeland, Fla., for her volunteer work visiting veterans in six nursing homes and her work with the DAR and the Red Cross. In 1966 she received an outstanding service award from the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce. The daughter of a pathologist and a pharmacist, Ruth decided on a career of nursing at an early age, and has had a busy life at that as well raising three daughters with her husband George.
From Arlie: I found out that the wife of Harvey Pullen, M.D., passed away. I send sympathy to him from our class for the loss of his wife and constant golf mate.
Ruth Hemmerly Kelly 30 West Market Street Bethlehem, PA 18018
✒ 1940 Anne Borhek Manning 2913 Anderson Drive Raleigh, NC 27608-1507
✺ 1939 Reunion • May 21-22 Arlington A. Nagle, M.D. 855 N. Park Road, Apt. 201 Reading, PA 19610 Alice Snyder Wilson 10 Hillside Place Cranford, NJ 07016 From Alice: During the spring I received several very welcome Moravian phone calls: Millie Diefenderfer Thompson called twice with references to our upcoming 60th reunion. Millie agreed to chair a committee for the 1939 reunion gifts to Moravian. In February, Millie again entertained the Sarasota Moravian Club. President Rokke and his wife Pam were guests at this meeting. More than 20 alumni attended from as far away as St. Petersburg and Fort Myers. Millie would like to continue these February meetings. If any of you will be in the area during February, please alert the Alumni Office or Millie.
One other person I have heard from is Allen Stever. He had a cataract removed, and developed a severe infection of the eye and scarring of his retina. He then had a corneal implant. His vision is down to maybe a plus one, and he is now unable to drive. On the bright side, his wife Mary has again been nominated “Woman of the Year” for her work with flowers and horticulture in helping train children with various disabilities. In my own family, our son Karl, our veterinarian, will be married in September. Also, the Nagle family has had another Moravian graduate. Our granddaughter Allison Rabold graduated this spring.
✒ 1938 Evalyn Adams Hawk 306 Ohio Avenue, Shimer Manor Philipsburg, N.J. 08865 What a wonderful, joy-filled, heartwarming 60th Class Reunion! How delightful to greet and be with everyone again! We felt that all of you who couldn’t come were there with us, too, because so many sent notes and well wishes through telephone conversations, and by your kind and generous contributions to the Annual Alumni Fund—72% of us. We topped all other classes! We won three awards: the highest percentage of class contributors, the highest percentage of class members present, and the most enthusiastic reunion class in the parade. The campus parade was great fun! Reunion classes paraded along with two bands. We ’38ers rode in a bus at the end, windows opened, on a perfect weather-wise day, with Lois Park Salmon and Frances Fulmer McClain walking before the bus carrying a big 1938 Class Banner between them. In attendance were Frances Fulmer McClain, Isabel Rohrbach Smith, Ruth Smith Penick, Vivian F. Cristol, Christine Roberts Fraley, Jeanette McCandless Vary, Catherine Marquard, Olivia Musselman Barnes, Patricia Ruhe Kehs, Mary Fabian Strock, Evalyn Adams Hawk, and Lois Park Salmon. Rose Beidler Polentz had planned to come but illness in her family prevented her. The parade took us to a huge open tent on the expansive green lawn in front of the HUB where two round tables seating ten each were reserved for us, where Mary Gena Young St. Clair ’36 Sec. and several others close to our “class girls” joinded us for a superb luncheon and program by the college. Late afternoon found us ’38ers gathering in the HUB lounge for an hour or two of quiet reminiscing before the evening reception and dinner in the College Dining Room. Most of the ’38ers then wended their way homeward, 33
Class Notes but four of us, Olivia, Christine, Isabel, I and my husband stayed to enjoy the soft lights and sweet music. From the Alumni House: Mary Fabian Strock has helped found the Springfield Township Historical Society, in Bucks County. The historical society bought the one-room schoolhouse from Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church for $1. Mary was a teacher for fifth-eighth grade students at the school during the 1930s and ’40s. Now that the historical society has ownership, attempts will be made to make it look more like it did originally and continue to educate the community on a piece of their history.
✒ 1937 Bertha Finkelstein Cohen 2800 South Ocean Boulevard, Apt. 9A Boca Raton, FL 33452
✒ 1936 Harold E. Orvis 421 East Drake Road Ft. Collins, CO 80525-1731
✒ 1935 Wilma Kistler Uhrich 300 Willow Valley Lakes Dr., Apt. A319 Willow Street, PA 17584
❤ Engagements 1998 Liz Watson and Jeff Hedden Melissa Stengel and Doug Andresko, to be wed June 10, 2000.
1997 Dyana Ozimek and Frank Huch Jr., to be wed September of 2000. Alyssa Strausberger and Glen Cathers ’95. Jean Becker and Bill Anderson ’95.
1993 Erika Larsen and Dennis Condomitti ’96, to be wed November 7, 1998.
❦ Marriages 1997 Kathy Stiely to Jud Frank ’94, July 2, 1998.
1991 Dori Brown and Greg Ahart, September 26, 1998.
1989 Michelle Elizabeth DiLorenzo to Thomas Allen II, November 15, 1997.
1976 Beatrice Moyer Buehner, November 29, 1997.
❣ Births 1991 To Eli Shute Hart and Andy Hart ’90, a son, Gregory Robert, August 4, 1997.
❀ Deaths 1987 Frank J. Dolegiewicz, April 11, 1998.
1970 William Merritt Jr., April 4, 1998. Gloria Schultz, July 18, 1998.
Joyce Patay, April 28, 1998.
To Doug Horn and Julie, a daughter, Sarah Mae, January 8, 1998.
To Susan Lambert Graham and Patrick, a son, Sean Patrick, March 15, 1998. To Krista Enholm Smyth and Craig, a daughter, Chynna Paige, April 20, 1998.
Elizabeth Gergar Ihrie, June 17, 1998. Byron Long, May 5, 1998. Brian Saderholm, August 30, 1997.
1956 Margaret Mumma Haas, May 7, 1998.
To Colleen Lewis Marx and Joe, a son, Kade Andrew, January 6, 1998. To Anne Bennett-Morse and Scott, twins, a girl, London Rose Sloyer Morse, and a boy, Zephrin John Morse, December 31, 1997. To Julie Imhoff-Viola and James, a daughter, Caroline, March 17, 1998.
To Jane Harwick Dunsworth and Ray, a daughter, Susan Elinor, April 30, 1998. To Pamela Romig Schuettler and Fred, a daughter, Emma Christine, April 12, 1998.
Larry T. Lindenmuth, July 1, 1998. Arlene Dennis Churchill, May 10, 1998.
1953 Richard B. Sacks, March 24, 1998.
1952 James Ritter, April 6, 1998. Richard Pulley, June 12, 1998.
1948 Edward J. Wamser, April 23, 1998. Albert Yamnicky, June 30, 1998.
To Kathleen Cannon, a son, Cullen Welsh, November 19, 1997 (not a daughter as reported in the Spring 1998 issue).
Stephen Soltis, March 8, 1998. Norman L. Grinager, January 24, 1998. Paul Kostenbader, July 14, 1998.
To Thomas and Alisa Malavolta Dartnell, a daughter, Morgan Alexis, March 25, 1998. To Mark Wiragh and Carrie, a daughter, Bryn Emily, April 27, 1998. To Brian Lewis and Valerie, a daughter, Briana Nichole, March 14, 1998.
Donald Hauck, April 12, 1998.
1945 Grace Brown, July 16, 1998.
1940 Myron Ehrlich, May 4, 1998. Leonard Kramer, June 10, 1998.
To John Stelyn and Georgette, a son, Matthew James, April 29, 1998.
To Karen MacDonald and Charles, a daughter, Rachel, March 15, 1998.
Bertha Mae Starner, June 22, 1998.
Jessie Sandwick, May 25, 1998.
To Lou Pektor and Melissa, a son, George Louis Pektor, December 19, 1997.
Barbara Warne, March 31, 1998.
1925 Others George Tyler, professor of classics at Moravian 1949 to 1973, March 30, 1998.
A Special Place in Their Hearts
Ed and Plum Gee have a special place in their hearts for Moravian College. As a 1943 graduate of the Moravian College for Women, Mrs. Gee has done much to further educational opportunities for Moravian’s present-day students. She is proud of having served on the Academic Program Committee of the Board of Trustees, which oversees curriculum development, from “day one” of her membership on the board. Mrs. Gee also served on the Student Affairs and Enrollment Committee, overseeing every facet of students’ college days from admission to commencement. Ed Gee, former CEO of International Paper Company, has done a great deal for Moravian as well. He has taken up Moravian’s cause in corporate and foundation board rooms and has secured numerous significant grants for the College. ln appreciation for Dr. Gee’s efforts, the College awarded him the honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 1982. In addition to giving of their time and talent, the Gees also support the College financially. The first of their established scholarship funds, named for Dr. Gee’s mother, Marie J. Bayne, was created in 1984. Ten years later, Dr. Gee established the Genevieve R. Gee Scholarship Fund to honor Plum on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. As yet another demonstration of their love for the institution, in 1995 Dr. and Mrs. Gee gave the College a piece of real estate. The proceeds from the sale of the property have been added to the Genevieve Gee Scholarship Fund. An extraordinary couple. An extraordinary institution. Moravian College thanks Ed and Plum Gee for their lifelong commitment to the College they so love.
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