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the pursuit of happiness

is all about passion.

Live. Learn. Enjoy.

No college can promise you

happiness. But as the sixth-oldest college in America, we have a long history of teaching people to find it for themselves.


What we know about the pursuit of happiness.

“Not the children of the rich or of the powerful only.” So said John Amos Comenius, the 17th-century Moravian leader who believed that everyone deserves a great education. From its founding, Moravian College has welcomed all who had the passion to pursue higher learning.

Most people spend their whole lives in search of happiness. The Moravians came to America in the 1700s in search of happiness for themselves; since then, they’ve been helping others find it, too. Those early missionaries—originally from Moravia, Bohemia, and Saxony in Europe—settled in Pennsylvania. They brought with them the traditional Moravian belief in education for all. One of the first things they did in settling their new community was establish schools—for girls and boys, fellow immigrants and Native Americans alike. In their work, they supported the quest for “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Today, Moravian College continues to stand for those in pursuit of a better, happier life. And we know that while each person’s idea of happiness is unique, the pursuit takes passion, determination, and perspective. We promise to be your partner—to help you build a strong foundation for future happiness, both personal and professional. And we intend to challenge you, too, with: A strong, personalized academic major. Moravian offers more than 50 programs of study, plus the freedom to create your own. All are designed to help you acquire the skills and experience to compete in a challenging global, economic, and cultural climate. Hands-on learning opportunities. Get ready for internships, field work, study abroad, and research opportunities, supported by one of the nation’s most robust general education programs. Deeper enjoyment of life. The best education in the world is worthless if it doesn’t bring you joy. That’s the whole point of a Moravian education.

Here’s our bottom line: You will leave Moravian with everything you need to more deeply enjoy life, work, and your role in the world. In other words, to find happiness.


Passion and a passport. Rianne Stowell, Class of 2013, dual degrees: B.S. in neuroscience and B.A. in Spanish Rianne was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research at Spain’s Universidad de Sevilla (University of Seville). She is Moravian’s 11th Fulbright Scholar in recent years. “I studied abroad at the university, and now I’m going back to research the effects of an immune cell on multiple sclerosis,” Rianne said. And she’ll be doing that research in Spanish: Thanks to her time abroad, courses at Moravian, and an elementary school immersion program, Rianne’s fluent in the language. “I was hooked on studying neuroscience after taking AP biology in high school. Moravian was a perfect fit. The Add-Venture program gave me the flexibility to earn degrees in both of my majors. And my professors really worked with me to make sure I could do everything. I did an Honors project with Dr. Fox—genetic research on Parkinson’s disease that just got published!” After Sevilla, Rianne will pursue her Ph.D. in neuroscience at the University of Rochester.

The pursuit takes passion.

Forget pomp and circumstance. At Moravian, we’re more about passion—the kind that drives students to take flying leaps out of their comfort zones. Take sociology major Jennifer Styka ’15. She crossed the country to come to Moravian from San Francisco and hasn’t looked back. “I wanted a change,” she said. “For me, coming to Moravian was really doing something different. It helped me break out of my shell and I really feel at home here.” Or senior Trevor Glanville. The nursing major from New Jersey is passionate about healthcare. He spent his summer interning with the Men’s Health Network in Washington, D.C., where he attended Congressional briefings, spoke about men’s health to community groups, and helped

The physics of passion.

create a health-related app. He’s also volunteered with the MAMA Project in Honduras, performing health outreach. And four new graduates have demonstrated their commitment to education and earned spots in the Teach For America program, after a rigorous and competitive process. Michael O’Gorman is teaching in Washington, D.C.; Bernadette Zuniga and Melissa Marazas in Philadephia; and Melissa Zirkel in Kansas City. Michael and Bernadette have also begun their master’s programs in education, at George Mason University and University of Pennsylvania, respectively. Do you have what it takes?

For Andrew Benson, physics is a key to achieving his goals. See what he’s been unlocking at 4

For many of our students, Moravian leads to further academic pursuits in graduate and professional schools including Drexel University Fordham University Harvard University Lehigh University Pennsylvania State University Temple University Tulane University University of Connecticut University of Miami University of Notre Dame University of Pennsylvania University of Toronto Villanova University Yale University They’ve also earned Fulbright Scholarships, National Science Foundation Fellowships, NASA internships, and other prestigious opportunities to further their studies.



learning with a purpose. Intuitively, Moravian has always known what neuroscience is now proving: learning new things literally lights up your brain’s pleasure centers (that’s dopamine at work). It also sends serotonin— the neurotransmitter known as the “happy hormone”—coursing through your body. Before you know it, you actually begin to crave learning. That’s our deepest wish for every Moravian student. And we don’t leave it to chance. Our professors are experts at making your neurons do somersaults. They wholeheartedly agree with Comenius, who insisted that “much can be learned in play.” Our faculty believe that moving beyond great classroom discussion and bringing what you’re learning to life is an essential part of your Moravian education. So don’t be surprised when a professor encourages you to pursue a research project on a topic that’s captured

your interest. Or when a class on morality and gallantry in the comic book universe leads to a trip to DC Comics. Or when your business class partners with a local nonprofit for the semester. Moravian faculty bring life into the classroom—and get you out in the world to explore. They’re much more than “just” professors; they’re advisors, sounding boards, confidantes, research partners, and cheerleaders for you. They want you to try new things, go after your goals, and discover your passion. What happens when students get energized by passion? They find their purpose. And they can’t help but share. The Amrhein Investment Club, for example, not only invests real money in the stock market (typically beating the indexes) but also uses its profits to fund scholarships.

The Princeton Review includes Moravian among “The 377 Best Colleges” in America. Moravian is also one of Barron’s “Best Buys in College Education.” To see where else our passion gets us, visit

directing her own happiness. Brittany Garzillo, Class of 2013, self-designed major: media and communications Brittany broke ground in Moravian’s partnership with local station WLVT-TV (PBS 39), taking part in the inaugural semester of the station’s College Production U, a 15-week session in which she worked with television professionals to produce a documentary: Three Students, Three Expressions of Art. Brittany and several Moravian classmates wrote, shot, and edited the film, which told the stories of three Moravian students who were following their passions for the arts and used art to express themselves. The team was involved in every step of production, with guidance from their mentors at PBS 39. Not only did Brittany gain valuable experience, she also won an award: the documentary team took home a College Production Award at the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards. “To give a speech in front of all these people I admire was so surreal,” she said. And a great jump-start to Brittany’s broadcasting career. See the finished film at

Make your own mashup.

Moravian students are interested in just about everything. When it comes to studies, minors, double—and even triple—majors, and create-your-own majors are the norm. And that’s before you jump into student research, Honors projects, study abroad, and all the opportunities campus life and organizations have to offer. Which brings us to the “mashup”—that’s your unique blend of subjects and experiences that lead to intellectual happiness. Learning in Common (LinC), our liberal arts foundation, is the starting point for beginning your pursuit. You’ll take courses in foreign language, quantitative

Make your brain happy.

reasoning, lab science, history, literature, economic and social systems, cultural values and global issues, aesthetic expression, and Western religious and philosophical traditions. Then you’ll choose from our more than 50 programs of study, or create an individually designed major. Or you can design your own complete program from scratch through Add-Venture. Your plan could lead to something bigger—Justin Taylor (pictured, right) self-designed his sports management major which launched a new program open to all students. (Get all the details at

Sasha Halasz ’13 served as scholarship chair of her sorority, a tour guide, a St. Luke’s University Hospital volunteer, and a member of the dance company and neuroscience club. Now, she’s a med student at University of Rochester. Catch up with her, if you can, at 8

Programs of Study Accounting Allied health (cooperative) Art education Art history and criticism Biochemistry Biology Business management Chemistry Classics Computer science Dentistry (cooperative) Early childhood education (birth–grade 4) Economic theory and policy Engineering (cooperative) English Environmental policy and economics Environmental science Financial economics Foreign languages education

French French and francophone studies Geology (cooperative) German German studies Graphic and information design Historical studies History International management Law and society Marketing Mathematics Middle level education (grades 4–8) Music Music composition Music education Music performance Natural resource management (cooperative) Neuroscience

Nursing Philosophy Physics Political science Pre-athletic training Pre-law Pre-medicine Pre-music therapy Pre-veterinary medicine Psychology Public health (cooperative) Religion Sacred music Secondary education Sociology Spanish Sports management Studio art


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We couldn’t be happier to call Bethlehem home. From historic, pre-colonial buildings (some right on campus) to fun shops, restaurants, festivals, and cultural events (including the famous Musikfest), there’s always something to explore. It’s little wonder that Bethlehem is often named to “best places to live” lists by publications including Money magazine.

The town and the College are intertwined, dating back centuries. Historic downtown Bethlehem’s Main Street connects our two campuses—it’s even called the Moravian Mile. Bethlehem is a cornerstone of the Lehigh Valley (which also includes Allentown and Easton). We’re happy to be in an area that values higher education, and proud to be a member of LVAIC, the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent

George Washington needed a favor. Moravian had gained such a distinguished reputation by the late 1700s that George Washington personally asked the headmaster to admit two of his great-nieces. He knew a little something about education’s role in the pursuit of happiness, we’d say.

Colleges. What’s that mean for you as a student? You can take classes (or access library or research resources) at any of the member institutions: Lehigh University, Lafayette College, Muhlenberg College, Cedar Crest College, or DeSales University.

And if your pursuits expand beyond the city limits, we’re just a quick hour from Philadelphia or the Poconos, 90 minutes from New York City, and three hours from Washington, D.C.

For decades, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, was home to Bethlehem Steel, the second-largest steel producer in the U.S. The site of the company's former main plant is now home to an arts and entertainment district called SteelStacks.


what to do? Learning isn’t the only thing that lights up the brain’s pleasure centers. So do activities that connect us to others—through athletics, Greek life, community service, or music and the arts. Music is popular on campus. There are instrumental and vocal groups sure to hit the right note for performers. And it’s not unusual to find a jazz trio playing an impromptu set in the HUB at lunchtime. Most of our students are involved in sports; about one-third play varsity athletics while two-thirds participate in intramurals and club sports. You can find out more at We dare you to be bored.

Give back.

Have a way with words? Have your say in publications including the Comenian, our student newspaper, the Manuscript literary magazine, or the monthly “anything goes” paper, Junk.


Students practically run campus. Make it official with a position in the United Student Government. Plan everything from weekend trips to movie nights to Homecoming as a member of IMPACT, our student activities program board.

Conserve energy. If your mantra is “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” the Environmental Coalition is for you. ECO, for short, is all about promoting sustainable living.

Commune with the community. Explore the shops, restaurants, and history of Bethlehem. Stroll through the historic district. Find your favorite café, art gallery, or quiet spot.

Step into the spotlight.

Volunteering is big. Whether you build a house with Habitat for Humanity, serve meals at a local soup kitchen, tutor local school kids, or work to protect the environment, there’s no shortage of opportunities to change the community for the better.

Write on.

Take the lead.

Act. Direct. Build sets. Create costumes. Whatever your coveted role, join the Moravian College Theatre Company and stage productions big and small.

Specialize. Have a special interest? Go Wall Street with the Amrhein Investment Club. Dance ’til you drop with Tango Club. Or get medieval with the Society for Medieval and Early Modern Studies. There’s a club for about anything you’re into (and if it doesn’t exist, you can start it!).

Embrace tradition.

Go Greek. About 20 percent of students belong to one of the College’s sororities or fraternities. “Greeks” are active in all areas of campus life, from service groups to student government to athletics.

Moravian’s annual Christmas Vespers is not to be missed. This beloved tradition features the College’s instrumental and vocal performance groups.

Express yourself.

Dig in.

Pick up your paintbrush. Get graphic (graphic design, that is). Sketch ’til you can’t move your fingers. Whatever your medium, there’s an artistic outlet for it at Moravian.

Move your feet. The Moravian College Dance Company will move you. Seriously. Jazz, tap, ballet, modern dance— they do it all. Major performances include Homecoming and the annual Spring Concert.

Research is a smart way to get deep into your favorite subject. You might present your work at conferences (local, regional, and national) or at Moravian’s Scholars Day.

Sweat it out. Intramurals can get intense. Your teammates might be from your hall, a campus group, or simply a bunch of competitive friends. Take the field or court with volleyball, soccer, touch football, and more. Prep for the game—or just get your heart pumping—with a workout in the fitness center.

Go for it. Whatever you’re into, put your heart into it and have fun. The best thing you can do at Moravian is get involved. Find an opportunity, create your own, whatever it takes—go for it!

Harmonize. Moravian is a musical campus. It practically hums. Be instrumental in Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Community Orchestra. Or hit the high notes in the Women’s Chorus, Vocalis, or Moravian Choir.


High-speed pursuits.

Micah Leonard ’13 didn’t become an NCAA AllAmerican overnight (though she was a freshman). She’s an all-star athlete who’s earning her Master of Divinity with the goal of being a youth counselor. Get to know her at

Winning takes teamwork, sweat, and plenty of passion.

The Greyhounds take playing very seriously. And it shows. On the scoreboard. In conference titles. In individual honors. Three football players received all-conference honors; nine were named to the Centennial Conference honor roll. And Jimmy McCarthy was the conference’s first-ever Rookie of the Year. Six track and field athletes earned All-America honors in 2012-2013. And the track and field squads practically have a lock on Landmark Conference championships—the squads have combined to win 23 of 24 in the past six years. Three women’s basketball players were named to all-conference teams, while first-year student Alesha Marcks was crowned CoRookie of the Year. And sophomore

Alexis Wright received an AllAmerican honorable mention. The baseball team took its second conference title in the past four years. And the softball team has made post-season playoffs for 19 years straight. Our athletes are active away from the playing field, too. They’re mentoring local elementary school students. Visiting senior citizen homes. Organizing bone marrow drives. Raising funds and awareness for breast cancer research. “My best athletes are also the best students,” says one coach. “They’re not afraid to be challenged and work hard.”


we’re all in it together.

Community is huge at Moravian. One of the things that makes Moravian special is our residential campus—just about everyone lives on campus and housing is guaranteed for all students. Campus living is an essential part of your college experience. It’s your opportunity to have both independence and support when you need it.


And you have lots of options. With our two campuses, housing comes in many shapes and sizes. There are traditional residence halls, small group units, Greek housing, and upperclass apartments and townhouses on north campus. South campus is home to traditional residence halls and the newest addition to our living spaces, the HILL (Hurd Integrated Living and Learning community), where students have private rooms grouped

in suites with shared living areas for anywhere from four to sixteen students. Both campuses have dining options including dining halls, a cafĂŠ, and quick options in the Haupert Union Building (the HUB) on north campus.

Enjoying the suite life.

Cody Florindi ’14 is a fan of the HILL, his campus home since freshman year. What else does he love about campus life? Find out at


A Passion for finance Dylan Stroup ’10, major in financial economics “To me economics explains how the world works. Money has always fascinated me because it is one of those things you want to live without, but you can’t live without it,” explains Dylan. He worked closely with the Career Center at Moravian as he launched his job search. “One was a perfect fit,” he says, and he landed the job as a financial advisor with AXA Advisors, LLC, before he graduated. Dylan describes his role as “helping people see the big picture with regards to their money.” He works with nonprofits and public schools in addition to working with individuals and businesses. And Dylan remains connected to Moravian. He serves on the Moravian Leadership Council and works closely with the Career Center to help Moravian students get jobs and internships because he appreciates how they helped him get to where he is now.

successful careers Our alumni are proof that your passion can lead down countless paths. From Fortune 400 CEO to neuropsychologist to INTERPOL director to educator to indie filmmaker to vice president of recruitment for Major League Baseball, they’re excelling in their chosen fields. Our graduates also excel at staying connected to Moravian and offering advice, networking, internships, and employment to current students.

Moravian alumni have made their marks across the country in roles such as

They’ll tell you that their experience at Moravian (thanks to the Moravian Promise) did more than prepare them for their careers. They’re committed to positively affecting their communities, sharing the benefits of their experience to make a difference. We call that the Moravian Effect. In recent years, 90 percent of our graduates have entered graduate school or the workforce within 10 months of graduation. 18

Chief of radiology, Eglin Hospital, Eglin Air Force Base

Episcopal bishop of Atlanta Mayor, City of Bethlehem Genetic counselor, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Certified public accountant, KPMG LLC

Assistant U.S. attorney, Central District of California

Principal, Parkland School District

Social worker, Fox Chase Cancer Center

Physicist, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

U.S. Senate staffer

Forensic pathologist

Vice president, diamonds and gemstones, Tiffany & Co.

Artisan pastry and pasta chef, The Montage, Beverly Hills

Editor-in-chief, Men’s Health and Women’s Health magazines

Professional NASCAR driver

Director of compliance, Microsoft

Vice president and CAO, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Graphic designer, Sports Illustrated

Co-founder and partner, Iron Hound investment company Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Northampton County NASA program manager, Goddard Space Flight Center Professor and senior researcher, Wistar Institute Cancer Center

Environmental planner, Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Nurse practitioner, Children’s Hospital, Boston CEO, Keystone Capital Corporation See profiles of these and other outstanding Moravian alumni at

Ninety-seven percent

of students who earn a Moravian bachelor’s degree do so in four years. Wherever they go, Moravian graduates are involved members of their communities, contributing their time and talents to improving the lives of those around them.


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meet moravian History


From its earliest days, the College has been committed to the philosophy of Moravian bishop John Amos Comenius (1592-1670) who believed that “not the children of the rich or of the powerful only, but of all alike, boys and girls, both noble and ignoble, rich and poor, in all cities and towns, villages and hamlets, should be sent to school.”

Residence Life

Moravian is the sixth-oldest college in the nation, founded in 1742. MC was also the first coed college in the Lehigh Valley.


Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is our home. Named by Money magazine as one of the country’s “Best Places to Live,” the historic city boasts a thriving music and arts scene, and plenty of student-friendly restaurants and shops. Bethlehem is just an hour’s drive from Philadelphia and 90 minutes from New York City.


We have two! North campus includes academic buildings, residences, the HUB student center, athletic facilities, and the library. South campus is home to the HILL living and learning community, art and music studios, and more. They’re connected by the “Moravian Mile,” an easy eight blocks through the historic district (MC buses make getting back and forth even easier).


About 1,400 students from 24 states and 14 countries are happily pursuing their passions at Moravian.


119 full-time faculty: 90% have earned terminal degrees at institutions including Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, Oxford, MIT, Penn, Juilliard, and Columbia. With a 10:1 student-faculty ratio, our professors are fully committed to challenging and supporting their students.


The Greyhounds compete in NCAA Division III and field teams in 18 sports: (men’s) baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, and indoor and outdoor track and field; (women’s) basketball, cross country, field hockey, soccer, softball, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, and volleyball. About onethird of students play varsity sports. Two-thirds are involved in intramurals or club sports, such as ice hockey, lacrosse, and riding.

Most students live on campus throughout their time at Moravian, and housing is guaranteed for all four years. There are a variety of options, including traditional residence halls, suites, apartments, townhouses, and fraternity and sorority housing.

Career Center

Moravian’s Career Center assists students in their pursuit of internships, summer opportunities, graduate school, and employment after graduation. The center offers career guidance, networking opportunities, résumé writing and interviewing workshops, and more, available to all students. More than 90 percent of Moravian graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school within ten months of graduation.

Financial Aid

Moravian is more affordable than you might think. More than 90 percent of current students receive scholarships, grants, and other aid totaling more than $23 million.

The Moravian Star (a.k.a. Stellated Rhombicuboctahedron) This 26-point star came about as a geometry lesson in early Moravian schools. At MC, the beloved star symbolizes our motto, Via Lucis, “the way of light.” Veterans’ Program

Moravian is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program for returning veterans.

Moravian offers more than 50 programs of study. Our liberal arts program provides students with a strong foundation for success in their chosen fields.

To learn more about Moravian

Special Programs

Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the Admissions Office at or 610 861-1320 at least one week before visiting campus.

Add-Venture (for students who wish to concentrate in two or three academic areas or who already have a significant background in the liberal arts); Honors; Living and Learning Communities; SOAR (Student Opportunities for Academic Research); study abroad; internships and field studies.

Student Life

More than 80 clubs and organizations to keep you busy in everything from performing arts, service, and athletics to environmental interests, faith, and politics to academic interests to Greek life. (And, if you don’t see a club for your interest, you can always start one!)

Visit for information about visiting campus, applying for admission, and the latest campus news.

Moravian College is a welcoming community that embraces and values the diversity of all members of the campus community. We acknowledge the uniqueness of all individuals, and we seek to cultivate an environment that respects, affirms, and defends the dignity of each member of the community. Moravian College complies with all federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination in recruitment, admission, and employment of students, faculty, and staff. Inquiries concerning this policy may be directed to Mr. Mark F. Reed, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018, 610 861-1360.

Live. Learn. Enjoy.

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Moravian College Viewbook 2013  
Moravian College Viewbook 2013