MORAVIAN COLLEGE MAGAZINE • SPRING/SUMMER 2000
Children’s Art from the Holocaust An Exhibition and Symposium at Moravian
The Alumni Association Welcomes New Family Members
Bernard ’67 and David ’00 Hart
Ron ’74 and Renae ’00 Buckenmyer
Bertie ’69, Roger ’68, and Jane ’00 Knisely
Harry ’74 and Christine ’00 Roye
Chris ’00 and Jerome ’70 Buzas
Jonathan ’69, Jonathan A. ’00, and Matthew ’02 Seaman
Susan ’00 and Frances Koprivsec ’65 Lamb
David ’64, Christy ’91, Paul ’95, and Heather ’00 Wickmann
Susan ’00 and Jennifer ’97 Kastle
James, Susan, Lori ’00, Jill 98, Lori ’00, and Karen ’02 Steiner Photos: John Palcewski ’86.
Moravian College Magazine Staff Editor Assistant editor Sports editor
Susan Overath Woolley Christopher M. Hess Mark J. Fleming
Alumni Relations Staff Director Bertha Francis Knisely ’69 Assistant director Elizabeth K. Martin Class notes assistant Patricia Murray Hanna ’82 Student assistant Kourtney Parrella ’01
COLLEGE MAGAZINE • SPRING/SUMMER 2000
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. Chris Hess’s Internet address is mecmh01@ 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
Kunst Macht Frei
Thoughts on Teaching the Holocaust
From “The Steel” to the Chalk
MC Dancers Celebrate Silver Jubliee
Alumni Association News
Copyright © 2000 by Moravian College. Photographs and artwork copyright by their respective creators or by Moravian College. All rights reserved. No portion of this publication may be reused or republished in any form without express written permission.
Moravian College, in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations governing affirmative action and non-discrimination, does not discriminate in the recruitment, admission, and employment of students, faculty, and staff in the operation of any of its educational programs and activities as defined by law. Accordingly, nothing in this publication should be viewed as directly or indirectly expressing any limitation, specification, or discrimination as to race, religion, color, or national origin; or to handicap, age, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran except as required by law. Inquiries concerning this policy may be directed to Mr. Dennis Domchek, Vice President for Administration, Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018, (610) 861-1360.
Volume 49, No. 2 Moravian College Magazine Spring/Summer 2000 Cover
Courtesy of the Jewish Museum, Prague Untitled collage by Alice Sittigová (1930-1944) 3
Around Campus Two in a Row Daniel Byrne ’00, a double major in German and history, has become the second Moravian student in a row, and the second German major in a row, to be awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to teach and study in Germany. Marianne Zwicker, a German graduate of the class of ’99, is studying presently in Berlin. She is continuing her research on the victimization of the Sinti and Roma Gypsies before, during, and after the Holocaust. Dan will serve as a Daniel Byrne ’00 with his Honors advisor, Hans Wuerth, “paedagogischer assistent” teachprofessor of German. Photo: Ann Grillo. ing English and American history at a high school that prepares students for university studies. Concurrently, he will continue the research that he began this year in the Honors Program on postwar author Heinrich Böll. Byrne’s scholarship is the fourth such award given to a Moravian student in the College’s history. Patricia McAndrew ’68, an Honors history student, received a Fulbright to work with a well-known Danish ballet master. Helen Bachochin ’65 received a Fulbright for study at the University of Madrid. During the spring 1999, Byrne traveled to Germany where he studied the German language and literature at the University of Tübingen. “The six months I spent in Germany participating in the Antioch College Study Abroad Program was the most important experience of my life,” said Bryne. “I not only studied the German language, German literature, history, and contemporary society; but I also learned more about myself and how to relate to and deal with the culture of the United States.” Byrne received strong support for his application from Hans Wuerth, professor of German at Moravian. “Daniel is a very fine, responsible, and industrious young man and I was pleased when he agreed to spend a semester abroad in Tübingen,” said Wuerth. “I was also delighted to work with him on his Honors project that took much preparation and work. Of course, I am very happy that he received this outstanding recognition, a Fulbright. I am sure that he will represent our institution well and honorably while teaching and learning at his assigned German school.” “I applied for the Fulbright scholarship with the knowledge that another year abroad in Germany would further improve my language skills and also expose me to a positive environment in which I could teach a foreign language (English) to students in Germany,” said Byrne. He acknowledges those at Moravian College who helped him achieve the Fulbright. “I am deeply grateful for having received this prestigious award. If not for Dr. Hans Wuerth and his committed dedication, support, and advice, I could not have received this fellowship. I also would like to thank Dr. Dennis Glew and Dr. Therese Decker for their support and commitment,” he said.
And Another Honor: Goldwater Scholarship for Laurie Sibbach Laurie L. Sibbach ’01, a physics and mathematics major, has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship for the 2000-01 academic year. “This is a great triumph for Laurie, and a significant event for entire Moravian community. Laurie has been ranked among the finest undergraduate science students in the nation,” said Dennis Glew, professor of classics and history, chair of the Department of History, and chair of the scholarship committee. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Barry M. Goldwater, who served the United States for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate. The Foundation provides a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields. The Goldwater Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,176 mathematics, science, and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. One hundred eighty-eight of the scholars are men, 121 are women, and virtually all intend to obtain a doctorate. Twenty-four scholars are mathematics majors, 206 are science majors, 30 are majoring in engineering, 5 are computer science related majors, and 44 have dual majors in a variety of mathematics, science, engineering, and computer disciplines. Upon graduating from Moravian, Laurie plans to go on and obtain her doctorate in molecular physics, then conduct research and teach at the university level.
Biology Department and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Connect via Videoconferencing This spring, Moravian students enrolled in four biology courses received a little extra in their studies. Faculty from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) delivered a series of seven guest lectures/discussions to classes by videoconference. This “distance learning” experience allowed the students not only to see and hear PCOM faculty lecture, but also allowed them the opportunity to ask questions of PCOM faculty. Microbiologist Bruno Bromke lectured to Frank Kuserk’s microbiology class on the “Principles of Pathogenicity” and to Christopher Jones’s molecular genetics class on “The Role of Bacterial Genetics in Pathogenicity.” Kenneth Veit, academic dean at PCOM, spoke to Moravian College pre-medical students about the medical profession and specifically about PCOM. On April 3, Jane Dumsha spoke to Karen Kurvink’s human genetics class on “Genetic Counseling.” Susan Hingley spoke on “Emerging Diseases and Disease Outbreaks,” again with the human genetics class, and a talk on “Human Renal Physiology” was delivered to Donald Hosier’s vertebrate physiology class. The series concluded on April 19, with Hingley addressing the microbiology class on “Human Immunodeficiency Virus.” The series was developed and coordinated by Robert Cuzzolino, associate dean at PCOM, and Frank Kuserk, professor of biology and assistant to the dean for information technology, and funded by a grant from the Community for Agile Partners in Education.
Deans Randall Packer and William Deeds Resign Randall K. Packer, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty, and William C. Deeds, dean for academic affairs and professor of psychology, announced their resignations from
Moravian College Mourns the Loss of Bernie Cohen Bernard L. Cohen, a vigorous supporter of higher education and one of Moravian College’s best friends, died in Boca Raton, Fla., on Wednesday, March 1. Bernie was born on August 22, 1915, in Albany, N.Y. He was the founder and chairman of the board of Piercing Pagoda, Inc., a national chain of jewelry stores Bernie Cohen, after receiving the Comenius Alumni Award based in Bethlehem. He and his wife Berte, a in 1990, reminisces about crossing the Lehigh to visit Berte Photo: Tim Gilman ’73. during their undergraduate days. 1937 graduate of Moravian and life trustee of the College, instituted the Cohen Arts and Lectures Series at the College. Now in its fifteenth year, the series has brought to the Moravian campus a diverse group of speakers and performers, including television journalist David Brinkley, folk singer Burl Ives, scientist Carl Sagan, feminist writer and lecturer Gloria Steinem, political analysts Andrea Mitchell, David Gergen, and Tom Wicker, former president Jimmy Carter, commentator Cokie Roberts, former New York governor Mario Cuomo, political consultant James Carville and former governor and presidential chief of staff John Sununu, and former U.N. ambassador Andrew Young. The Cohens have also sponsored the Cohen Lecture Series in International Relations at Lehigh University and the Cohen Lecture Series in the Humanities at Northampton Community College. As a further expression of their interest in education, the Cohens established a chair in international relations at Lehigh University and a chair in English language and literature at Moravian. Bernie, a Lehigh graduate, was declared an honorary alumnus of Moravian by the Alumni Board in 1988. In recognition of their many outstanding achievements, Bernie and Berte were honored in 1989 as the recipients of Moravian College’s Comenius Alumni Award, and in 1997, they both received honorary doctorates from Moravian College. Moravian. Packer came to Moravian in 1999 after 29 years as a biologist at George Washington University. During his time at the College, he has been a strong voice for both the faculty and the students. “The important thing for the institution is faculty-student interaction. That’s where the institution lives or dies,” he said. “The sole reason for my resignation is that I have discovered that I do not get the same satisfaction from being dean as I do as a teacher and a scholar. My true passion is teaching.” He is returning to George Washington University as a professor of biology. His last day was June 15.
Deeds came to Moravian in 1981 from the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Social and Behavioral Sciences where he served as a research psychologist. He received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1988. In addition to serving as dean, he chaired the Academic Standards Committee and served on the Assessment, Human Subjects, Liberal Education, and Continuing Studies committees. He accepted the position of vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. His last day was May 31.
Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and Moravian College Swing Dancers Make a Night of It
The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra featuring trumpeter Wynton Marsalis performed a “For Dancers Only” swing concert at Moravian College on Thursday, April 27, in Johnston Hall. The concert included cabaret-style seating reminiscent of a ballroom of the forties, as the infectious tunes of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman blared through the air. A large dance floor beckoned dancers from their seats, and for those who wished to dance but didn’t know how to hop and swirl, national swing dance champions Janice Wilson and Paolo Lanna provided swing
lessons prior to the concert in Johnston Hall. It was a night to support culture, community involvement, and Moravian College. All proceeds from “For Dancers Only” went toward the creation of merit scholarships for students of the Moravian College Music Department. “For Dancers Only” was sponsored in part by Johnston & Murphy. Additional support was provided by the Moravian College Music Alliance, the Rider-Pool Foundation, the Express Times, WDIY public radio, Lehigh Valley PBS, the Hillside Inn, and the Wood Company.
Above, dancers swung to the tunes of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra in Johnston Hall on April 27. Below, Wynton Marsalis posed with Moravian students. Photos: Michael P. Wilson. 6
Moravian Plans Beautification Upgrade for Main Street Bethlehem’s Main Street has served for two decades as the anchor of the city’s historic district, and Moravian College is now making it the centerpiece of its campus. Moravian filed a beautification plan with the city that includes four blocks of Main Street pedestrian islands designed to make the busy thoroughfare part of the College campus. The plan is part of a more than $3million campus upgrade that will let the College make a more dramatic statement to visitors entering the city. “What this will do is draw the campus together,” said Michael Topping, Bethlehem city zoning and planning coordinator. “Main Street runs through the center of Moravian’s campus, separating parking lots, athletics facilities, and admission buildings from its classrooms and student activity areas. It not only leaves students frequently crossing one of the city’s busiest streets, but it divides the 258-year-old landmark campus with an unimpressive four-lane road.” “We’d really like to make Main Street look like the rest of the campus,” said Michael Wilson, Moravian’s director of public relations. The street work is part of a major campus beautification plan that includes a $2.5 million expansion of admission facilities, a $500,000 expansion of the dining hall, and new landscaping throughout the campus. A new stone plaza will be created in front of Comenius Hall and the statue of John Amos Comenius will be moved into the plaza. Several new signs will be added, including a monumental sandstone sign to be installed at Moravian’s entrance at Elizabeth Avenue and Main Street. The first traffic island, in the block fronting Comenius Hall, will be installed this summer, if the city approves the plans, and the remaining blocks would come later, said Doug Plotts, director of facilities services. The plans will have to get through Bethlehem’s Planning Bureau, and probably even City Council, but they’re already getting good reviews from Beth-
lehem mayor Don Cunningham. “It’s going to look very attractive, but there’s also a pedestrian safety issue here,” Cunningham said. “There is a bit of a race between traffic lights in that area, and I think those islands would have a calming effect on traffic.” Cunningham even suggested that the pedestrian island concept should be extended an extra block so that it could also serve students of William Penn Elementary School near Moravian’s campus.
Sigma Theta Chi Goes National Sigma Theta Chi made the transition to a national sorority, officially becoming Sigma Sigma Sigma, on April 18. Of the 31 active sisters of Sigma Theta Chi, 18 chose to be inducted into the Tri-Sigma colony. Many senior members expressed a desire in becoming alumni initiates once the collegiate chapter is installed. Tri-Sigma is a sorority rich in tradition and history, and has an outstanding philanthropic focus. Through its foundation, the sorority presently funds two hospitals for children. Historically, the sorority was a large contributor to the research foundation that funded the work of Dr. Jonas Salk, which led to the discovery of the polio vaccine. Through its 106 collegiate chapters and 155 alumnae chapters, the 80,000 sisters of Tri-Sigma participate in many noteworthy charitable and community activities. Founded in 1898, it is one of the oldest national sororities in America.
Personal Financial Planning Certificate Web Page Launched Moravian’s Personal Financial Planning Certificate Program now has its own informative World Wide Web page promoting the profession and Moravian College. The direct link to the Web page is: http://home.moravian.edu/ public/econ/finplan/index.htm. The Personal Financial Planning Certificate Program gives students the knowledge and professional skills needed to make well-informed recommendations to clients about a variety of financial products and services.
Campus Faces When asked how she originally became interested in Moravian College, Lyn Trodahl Chynoweth ’68, newly appointed chair of the Moravian Theological Seminary Board of Trustees, stated that she “came to Moravian after my brother, my father and my maternal grandfather, each of whom attended Moravian. As the daughter of a Moravian minister, I guess I always knew about the College and I just followed in the family footsteps.” Chynoweth, who has served on the board since 1991 and is the first nonclergy individual to hold this post, was inspired to accept the position because she felt that “the Seminary needed someone who can understand the dynamics of change and deal with the challenges it presents. My consultative expertise is in change management, so those were some of the things that President Rokke and some of the other folks on the trusteeship committee of the Seminary were looking for in a chair. I think I offer a bridge of sorts both to the College and to the church community, and also, I had some of the business expertise that people believe now is needed in the Seminary board leadership.” Chynoweth has had a distinguished career in business as an executive management consultant working with IBM. She sees her expertise as helping her oversee the Seminary in a number of ways. “My business experience will help with some of the strategic planning and growth challenges the seminary is facing to right now. The Seminary needs to conduct work involving the strategic planning process in order to bring itself up to the same planning level as the College, and I have a lot of process expertise. In the next five years, Chynoweth stated, she hopes that the Seminary becomes much more of a resource to the Moravian Church, as opposed to just some place where people can go in order to get divinity degrees. “I think the whole new distance learning facility offers us an ability to have much more outreach other just here in Bethlehem.” When asked what initiatives she believes will help the Seminary move forward, Chynoweth said that “the Seminary’s personal touch and individual attention are something unique to the Moravian environment. I think we depend too greatly on our Moravian Church alliance. We are also depending too greatly on our proximity in the Lehigh Valley to people who want second careers in religion and tend to think we automatically get some folks. We’re focusing right now on some marketing issues. We need to continually improve our Web site.” Chynoweth has been doing a lot of reading in order to deepen her understanding of how a chair can best help an organization like the Seminary move forward. “I think it is important not to get in the way of administrative and faculty expertise and initiatives. On the other hand I think it is really important to provide a significant amount of support so that people in administration and faculty can move ahead aggressively.” She goes on to add the she thinks that “the Seminary has a good historical base on which to draw, new programs, and other compelling new initiatives that differentiate Moravian from the competition.”
Kunst Macht Frei
Untitled work by Ivo Katz (1932-1944).
Editor’s note: The concentration camps of the Third Reich all had entrances inscribed with the legend “Arbeit Macht Frei”—“Work Liberates.” It was one of the Nazis’ brutally ironic deceptions; work liberated no one in the camps except those whose working conditions killed them. But in one camp, art liberated, at least for a while. Terezín, in the hills of Bohemia not far from Prague, was an 18th-century fortress and garrison town, built by Emperor Joseph II and named in honor of his mother, Empress Maria Theresa. The Nazis took it over in 1941 and translated its name to Theresienstadt. They evicted all the inhabitants except for the handful of Jewish residents and transformed it into a “model ghetto” for the Jews. Why did the Nazis need a model ghetto? Because they were systematically clearing Jews from all the lands they controlled. Such wholesale relocation would raise questions in the local or international community. Some of the Jews were decorated veterans of the German army, who had fought for the Kaiser in the First World War. Some of them were nationally or internationally famous artists, writers, musicians, mathematicians. Their disappearance would be noticed. So the Nazis planned Theresienstadt as a front. Jews could go there, and once they disappeared into the model ghetto—which happened to have high walls and only two eminently controllable entrances—they could be sent onward, to Auschwitz, Treblinka, Bergen-Belsen, and other extermination camps. The Nazis used Theresienstadt to deceive both their victims and their critics. They induced many Jews to apply for admittance there, paying heavily for the privilege of residence in an ideal, sheltered community. And when the International Red Cross insisted on inspecting the living conditions of the Reich’s Jews in 1944, there was Theresienstadt, all ready, with a fake school and café and bank, newly-painted buildings, and well-dressed people in the streets (the old, the sick, and the poorly-dressed—the majority of the inhabitants—being bundled out of sight).
The “citizens” of Theresienstadt, of course, were not deceived for long. Transport after transport brought 140,000 people to Theresienstadt between 1941 and 1945, and transport after transport shipped nearly 90,000 of them out again, to the dreaded east. Sometimes 60,000 people at once were crammed into a town built to house 8,000. They were all underfed and overworked; they were plagued with vermin and disease; 33,000 of them died of “natural causes” in the model ghetto. But the tiny amount of breathing space granted them by the Nazis’ need to have something to show the world, and the high proportion of intellectuals among them, allowed them to do what people in no other concentration camp could do. They could try to transcend the conditions in which they lived, through art and music, through teaching and learning even in the most adverse conditions. Dedicated teachers like Friedl Dicker-Brandeis scrounged art materials from the most unlikely sources—discarded office forms, for instance—and even the Nazi propaganda efforts, which included performances for the Red Cross inspectors, were temporarily liberating. “When we sang,” says Ela Steinová Weissberger, a Theresienstadt survivor who played the Cat in the children’s opera Brundibár, “we forgot hunger, we forgot where we were. It was the only time we were allowed to remove our yellow stars.” For most, the liberation was illusory, but for some it was an aid to survival. And the art that survives now serves as a witness to their story. On February 10 and 11, 2000, Moravian College hosted an extraordinary exhibition and symposium: “Art, Music, and Education as Strategies for Survival.” Organized by Anne Dutlinger, asistant professor of art, it included a Payne Gallery exhibition of art produced by both children and adults in Theresienstadt, lectures and panel discussions by historians, artists, art therapists, survivors, and the ambassadors of the Czech and Slovak republics, and a performance of Brundibár by the Bel Canto Children’s Chorus.
By Anne Dutlinger Why here? Why now? What does the the use of art and the question of survival in a Nazi internment camp outside of Prague have to do with Moravian College in the year 2000? Why should an exhibition of art, created primarily by young Jewish children imprisoned in a ghetto known as Theresienstadt, come to be shown at the Payne Gallery? Call it teaching. When I came to Moravian College in the fall of 1998, my task was clear—to reinvigorate the body and soul of graphic design as a discipline within the art major. Curating and designing an exhibition was neither speculation nor a goal. At least not at Moravian College. But for six months prior to my coming to Moravian, I had been designing the graphics for a large exhibition at the Jewish Museum in New York City. My background consciousness was still working out ways to lead visitors through the complicated story of five thousand years of Jewish history and culture as I tried to find my own path as a teacher. My work at Moravian was clearly marked: to build on the established studies in art and art history at Moravian, and to integrate design as an artistic and intellectual component of a classical liberal arts education. After my first semester ended, an e-mail arrived announcing a May term trip to Eastern Europe, organized by Hans Wuerth of the Foreign Language Department. I wasn’t entirely sure what a May term was, but the trip fulfilled two of my needs: a postponed date with my family’s history and escape. It sounds wrong, even disrespectful, to use the word “escape” in relation to a trip which lists as one of its primary goals visits to former concentration camps. But I had always wanted to go to Germany to visit Dachau and Nordhausen. My young father had worked at both camps as a surgeon in an Allied Medical team. Perhaps I never would have gone if I had to initiate and organize the trip myself. But here at Moravian College someone named Hans Wuerth, who had taught Holocaust studies for 27 years, had planned it all—the flight, the hotels, the itinerary. All I had to do was go. And so I went. I learned more about the Third Reich than I ever thought I wanted to know. I began to think about the artists and musicians and intellectuals during the exciting, open times of the Weimar Republic. And then, the Third Reich. Artists who worked, artists who were forbidden to work; artists who escaped and brought modernism and abstract art and graphic design to America; artists who proudly designed the Nazis’ propaganda; artists who disappeared in the middle of the night; artists who died in cattle cars, camps, and gas chambers before their work matured or was completed. In Berlin I Untitled view of the hills around Theresienstadt, by made my pilgrimage to the BauEgon Seidl (1931-1944).
haus Museum. Walter Gropius, the founder of the Bauhaus, is to graphic design as Martin Luther King is to American civil rights, as Comenius is to education. Modern graphic design theory and practice, influenced by Russian constructivists and their political idealism, were developed at the Bauhaus, from 1919 until 1933, when it was closed by the Nazis. On the wall at the Bauhaus Museum were some portraits of students and teachers who perished during the Holocaust. Some died because their work was “too modern,” i.e., abstract, not representative of the ideal (Aryan) beauty. Some died because they were “too modern” and anti-fascists or communists. Some died because they were “too modern” and Jewish. But they were all “too modern.” Can students today understand how ideas, artists, musicians, and intellectuals can be considered dangerous? A question of life and death?
“Music in the Room,” watercolor and ink by Helga Weissová-Hosková, Theresienstadt survivor.
We left Berlin, and went to Munich, then Dachau and Dresden, and then left Germany for Prague. In Prague’s center, in the Old Town, I visited the Jewish Quarter with Hans Wuerth. It is a famous part of the city. Its cemetery is noisy with ravens and filled with tourists. We went to the Pinkas Synagogue. It is empty, and very quiet. The synagogue has not been used for religious ceremonies since 1939. Its white walls are grey, filled with over 88,000 names. They are lettered by hand, name upon name of victims of the Third Reich. Upstairs there is a small room. About sixty drawings by children who were imprisoned in Theresienstadt are in cases on the walls. I had seen some these drawings before, a long time ago, when I was in college, in a book entitled I Never Saw Another Butterfly. But this time when I looked at the drawings, I saw something else. I saw the content of the picture, the drawings of empty tables and trains, I saw the hand behind the pencil, I saw the date and name of the child. But I saw some9
thing else. Something I had not seen before. In the shape and color and style, I saw the presence of a teacher. I saw the influence of modernism, of Bauhaus design pedagogy. I saw the same kind of studies I had done in art school. These were not “just children’s drawings.” They were not “just” art from the Holocaust. They were a link between my training and my teaching and a lost generation. And a teacher. A short paragraph on the wall in German, translated for me by Hans, confirmed my theory: an artist, trained at the Bauhaus, named Friedl DickerBrandeis, had been interned at Theresienstadt, where she spent two and a half years teaching art to children. This small group of drawings at the Pinkas Synagogue was a selection from over four thousand, almost all of which were in Friedl Dicker-Brandeis Prague, in the collection of the Jewish Museum. At that moment I decided I would Do Something. I wanted tell the story of this courageous artist and teacher. I wanted Friedl and her students to be more widely-known. Hans warned me, “It’s been done.” But I didn’t listen. I decided that I would make a book. Maybe an exhibition. When I returned to Bethlehem a week later, I began my research on Dicker-Brandeis at Reeves Library. I learned that Dicker-Brandeis was a prolific and respected artist. She worked in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, and sculpture, and nearly every aspect of design, including textiles, interior and graphic design, and set and costume design for theater. She was an anti-fascist activist. She was Jewish. She died, along with many of her young students, at Auschwitz in October 1944. When I met Ela Weissberger, a survivor from Theresienstadt, my “small exhibition” quickly took a turn for Big. Ela had Been There. She remembered Friedl coming to their room and giving art lessons. Ela had reproductions of her drawings which she had done under “Mrs. Brandeisová’s” watchful eye and gentle guidance. I moved ahead as if it would all work out. I wrote letters. I learned Toys were forbidden, but to act and sound confident. I began ingenuity and scraps produced to send out my proposal to foundadolls with amazing liveliness tions interested in Jewish history and personality. and culture. One day I rushed to Photo: Jeffrey Hurwitz. class, and left part of my proposal on the copying machine in the Art Department. A few minutes later, standing in my class in the design lab, I saw Corinne Lalin, another faculty member, just outside the classroom door, waving a piece of paper at me. “This is yours?” she asked. “I have a very good friend who would be interested in this. Her family has a foundation. Could I take a copy to her?” 10
But of course! And so I met Michelle and David Bader. And the Helen Bader Foundation. Another accident of fate: an unmarked grave at Theresienstadt/Terezín held the memory of Gisela Bader Reich, the beloved aunt of David’s father, Alfred. Alfred was a chemist and art collector, who established the foundation. The Helen Bader Foundation funded projects related to education, art, and Jewish history. They were interested in my project. Could I get the budget to them by the end of the week? But of course. And the rest was just a matter of time, letters, and phone calls. The Bader Foundation generously funded the project, in the nick of time. My department and my students bravely put up with my air of wild distraction. Slowly, the show came together. The Czech Consulates in New York and Philadelphia and the Czech Center in New York helped in every possible way. The “small” exhibition grew, and spawned a two-day symposium, which filled Foy Hall. The Czech and Slovakian diplomatic entourages arrived, consul-generals and ambassadors, wives, assistants, and security people. An integral part of the mission of Moravian College is to develop art and education as tools to transform, understand, express and heal. Part of the Moravian tradition is also to respect difference, and to protect human rights. I hope that the exhibition and symposium, “Art, Music and Education as Strategies for Survival,” helped to show how powerful ideas and how Photo: Stephen Barth. positive and lasting change to society and culture can be achieved by working together. But what truly defined success for me was when two teachers from Stroudsburg Middle School brought to our exhibition over five hundred of their students, in groups of thirty. The children sat in the gallery and made their own paintings from poems written by children like them who been imprisoned in Theresienstadt/Terezín. Most of those young poets and artists who were in Theresienstadt died in the gas chambers in Auschwitz. Those teachers from Stroudsburg, like Friedl DickerBrandeis in Theresienstadt, made a real difference in their students’ lives. I hope those children from Stroudsburg, and our students at Moravian, will use their open minds and hearts to protect the next generation from racism and hate. The lessons of history show us that we must be vigilant. All photographs and artwork, unless otherwise noted, courtesy of the Jewish Museum, Prague. “Jude” star courtesy of Ela Weissberger. Doll courtesy of Beit Theresienstadt Givat Haim-Ihud, Israel. Terezín coat of arms, a Mother’s Day gift made of a scrap of wood by Ela Weissberger, 1944.
Thoughts on Teaching the Holocaust By Hans M. Wuerth In May 1998 I led a group of travelers to Germany, the Czech Republic, and Austria. Among these were some Moravian students and art professor Anne Dutlinger. The tour began in Berlin where we searched for sites that share a common past: they illustrate and tell the chilling story of the persecution and deportation of the victims of National Socialism during the Third Reich. We saw the site of the Wannsee Conference, where the fateful organization and implementation of the “Final Solution” were discussed. We saw the train station of Grunewald, with its abandoned former track, Gleis 17, once used to deport the Jews of Berlin, some to the ghettos of Riga, Twarnici, and Lodz, others to Theresienstadt and Auschwitz. A few days later in Prague, we made a stunning discovery. At the Ceremonial Hall located next to the historic Old Jewish Cemetery we viewed the moving exhibition entitled “Terezín Painters and Children’s Drawings,” and read about the extraordinary teacher Friedl DickerBrandeis. The experience inspired Anne to organize an exhibit and symposium on the subject at Moravian. Anne asked me to present a paper at the symposium on the topic “The Children as Victims of the Holocaust.” In my courses I have always included some comments on the senseless destruction of both Jewish and nonJewish children between 1939 and 1945. But I realize now that I should have said more. Thus this opportunity to research this sensitive topic more thoroughly will enable me to dedicate more time in future courses and lectures to the children in the Holocaust. I would like to say a few brief words about my course. In “The Holocaust and other Genocides: Results of Racism Then and Now” I tried to illustrate the lethal results of racism, prejudice, and stereotyping through the study of various genocides in the 20th century: Nazi Germany, Armenia, Cambodia, Bosnia, Burundi, and Rwanda. It was my hope that through a heightened awareness and expanded knowledge gained from this course students would be able to better confront and discuss complex moral issues, and to counter the forces of bigotry and hate which remain a global concern. The course has always included a trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Few visitors leave it unmoved. It is valuable to study the history of past genocides and, if at all possible, to remember, repeat, and act on the words “Never Again” if future acts of genocides are to be prevented. Howard Zinn wrote that “all who have taken seriously the admonition Never Again must ask ourselves—as we observe the horrors around us in the world—if we have used that phrase as a beginning or as an end to our moral concern.” And he added this. “If
the Holocaust is to have any meaning we must transfer our anger to today’s brutalities. We must respect the memory of the Jewish Holocaust by refusing to allow atrocities to take place now.” As we begin this new century, we should never diminish or forget the darkness of
As a survivor, Ela Weissberger has dedicated herself to teaching and telling the story of the Holocaust. She showed the yellow star she wore as a child under the Nazi regime to the Bel Canto Children’s Chorus members who were about to perform Brundibár at Moravian, and spoke with Katie Porter who played the Cat. The bottom photo shows the original cast of Brundibár in Theresienstadt; Ela, playing the Cat, is in black next to the mustachioed organ-grinder. Upper photos: John Kish/Stephen Barth Photography. Lower photo: courtesy of the Jewish Museum, Prague.
the gruesome events of the past. Memory will never return the dead to the living, yet memory of the dead is the obligation of the living; the images and identities of the dead can be kept alive only through memory.
Hans Wuerth is professor of German at Moravian College. 11
From “The Steel” to the Chalk This spring Curtis (“Hank”) Barnette, newly-retired chairBethlehem Steel as an attorney in 1967. With his international man and chief executive officer of Bethlehem Steel Corporalegal experience as general counsel, Barnette became an intertion, accepted an appointment as executive-in-residence at nationally known expert on fighting foreign dumping. While Moravian College. Bethlehem Steel was modernizing its operations, illegal foreign Moravian’s executive-in-residence program is an educasteel imports began undoing one of Barnette’s top objectives— tional innovation that brings business professionals into the profits. He pitched against illegal dumping for Bethlehem Steel classroom to enhance the learning environment by combining and for the U.S. steel industry, hoping to stabilize the dropping classroom theory with the expertise and insight of those workprice of steel. ing in the business world. Beginning in April, Barnette has Barnette is a member of the President’s Trade Advisory provided classroom presentations to Moravian M.B.A. students Committee (ACTPN), appointed by President Bush in 1989 and senior undergraduates majoring in business, accounting, and 1991, and by President Clinton in 1994 and 1997. Presiand economics. He spoke to the Business Strategy and Policy dent Reagan appointed him to the Council of the Administraclass, reviewing a business’s vision, strategy, objectives, core tive Conference of the United States (1988) and Secretary Dole values and actions to build a named him to the Coal Commission in 1990. He was appointed foundation for its success, and by Governor Tom Ridge to the Pennsylvania 21st Century addressed the Amrhein InvestEnvironmental Commission, 1997-1998, and has testified ment Club at its dinner celebratfrequently before Congressional committees. ing the million-dollar mark for the Barnette is a director and past chairman of the American club’s investment portfolio. Iron and Steel Institute, and a director and past chairman of the “We are delighted and honored International Iron and Steel Institute. He is a director of the to have Mr. Barnette participate in Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Owens Corning, a our executive-in-residence program,” said President Ervin J. Rokke. “Mr. Barnette is a global business leader with extensive experience in corporate governance, international trade, and corporate litigation at the highest levels of the international business world. He will be able to offer invaluable guidance to our business and economics students by sharing his expertise and perspectives on working in both domestic and international business environments,” Rokke said. Santo Marabella, associate professor of economics and business and director of the Moravian College M.B.A. program, said, “Mr. Barnette is the type of person who believes in his role to educate. There are great people in Hank Barnette, executive-in-residence, tells a Moravian College management class business who can’t describe what they do. There are about Bethlehem Steel’s troubles and turnaround. teachers who are great at facilitating but don’t know all Photo: Joe Gill. Copyright The Express-Times. Used with permission. the theory. He knows both.” Barnette, a native of West Virginia, graduated from West trustee of Lehigh University, a member of the Policy CommitVirginia University in 1956 and was a Fulbright Scholar in tee of the Business Roundtable and of the X Business Council. International Law at the University of Manchester in England Bethlehem Steel Corporation is one of the largest steel from 1956 to1957. He graduated from Yale Law School in 1962 producers in the nation with annual revenues of over $4.4 and the Harvard University Business School in 1975. He served billion, and shipments of 8.6 million tons of steel annually. for two years as a counterintelligence officer in Germany and Steel production in Bethlehem stopped in 1995. Since then, continued in the Army Intelligence Corps Reserves as a major Bethlehem Steel has been transforming the site of its 1,800-acre until 1967. He was a lecturer at the University of Maryland in former Bethlehem plant into two major developments that will Germany from 1957 to 1959, and was in the private practice of create, at full buildout, about 10,000 jobs, generate $70 million law and a law tutor at the Yale Law School for five years starting in annual tax revenue and attract a public/private investment of in 1962. more than $1 billion. The site will include Bethlehem Works, a Barnette served as “The Steel’s” CEO for eight years. Prior mixed-use complex of educational, recreational, cultural and to that he was senior vice president and director for six years, retail venues anchored by the National Museum of Industrial and general counsel and secretary for fifteen years. He joined History, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
MC Dancers Celebrate Silver Jubliee By Kathleen Doyle Dowd ’68 Above, a capacity crowd awaits the beginning of the 25th Gala Celebration Dance Concert.
Above, Susan Gangwere McCabe ’79 hugs Dawn Benner after announcing the establishment of the Dawn Ketterman Benner Fund, as Rebekah Worthington ’00 looks on. At left, Dawn greets the dancers before their perfomance.
Terpsichore, the muse of dance, smiled down on Moravian on the weekend of March 31, 2000, when the College celebrated twenty-five years of formally-organized dance activity under the leadership of Dawn Ketterman Benner. For two evenings Foy Concert Hall echoed with the syncopation of tap, the sultry moves of jazz, the ethereal pirouettes of ballet, the free expression of hip-hop, and the joy of dance. Over fifty alumni and various dance troupes joined with the Moravian College Dancers to celebrate dance at Moravian. Saturday evening, April 1, commenced with a dinner where dance alumni from as far away as the Midwest came to party and reminisce with Ketterman Benner and the current dancers. At the dinner, Susan Gangwere McCabe ’79, representing the alumni, announced the establishment of the Dawn Ketterman Benner Fund, an endowed fund to support future dance activities and provide financial support for professional dance performances and workshop instructors. It will be there to insure that dance, in all its forms, remains alive at Moravian College for future students to enjoy. Susan McCabe and Jeanne Villano Petrucci ’86, president of the MC Dancers in 1985-86, spearheaded the alumni support, and Patricia McAndrew ’68 appealed to the community. As of this writing, $19,000 had been raised; all feel confident that the $25,000 goal will be reached. A visibly overwhelmed Ketterman Benner exclaimed, “You know how I love you all,” and thanked everyone. Over the past quarter century dance at Moravian has experienced many transitions. Before the Moravian College Dancers 13
were organized, Paty Eiffe, as the director of the Haupert Union Building, promoted dance activities at Moravian. The Moravian College Dancers were predated by the Liturgical Dancers, a group which performed in Borhek Chapel in the ’60s. In addition, Tom Tenges ’70, formerly Moravian’s vice president for development, helped establish the Lehigh Valley Dance Consortium. The Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges stimulated the development of dance through a mutual sharing of facilities and resources. According to Dawn, the Moravian College Dancers germinated from the prodding of Barbara Lipkin, director of the Lehigh Dancers, and Connie Kunda from Muhlenberg. Both of them urged the formal establishment of a dance group at Moravian. Sarah Louise Boone Olsheski ’84 and Nadine Aljian ’87 remember practicing in the gym, competing for time with the basketball and wrestling teams. Both recall the unforgiving floor. Nadine cites a bad knee and Louise a bunion, but, “We danced for the love of dance.” Thanks to the efforts of Cynthia Wiktor Kurtz ’81 and George Kurtz ’79, Susan McCabe, Jeanne Villano Petrucci, Kristie Tuttle Hess ’93, Keith Folweiler ’81, and many other alumni, with the assistance of the Blue and Grey Club, the Moravian College Dancers now have a professional dance floor. Kathleen Calvo Schulte ’79 notes that Dawn, not content with a totally female group, recruited male dancers from 14
unexpected sources. She enticed Leon Fritz ’81, a place-kicker were recognized with flowers. The evenings were a resounding on the football team, along with a couple of other guys, to do a success. You didn’t have to know the difference between a disco number which was quite a hit. pirouette and a timed step to enjoy the kaleidoscope of moveOver the years the dance club has had opportunities to ment on stage. perform in myriad places, from New York City to the BethleAfter twenty-five years of dedication, Dawn Ketterman hem elementary schools. They even performed in the lingerie Benner announced that she was stepping down as director of department of the now-defunct Hess’s department the Moravian College Dancers (although not from store. No, they didn’t have to model, but it could the faculty of the College). She is seeking more have brought new meaning to “dancing with time to share with her daughter and more Dance at Moravian support”! opportunities to work with “Choreograhas a link with academic as The tradition continues. Cindy Kurtz phers in Concert,” a group she founded well as artistic distinction. arrived at the dinner with her identical for Bethlehem’s 250th-anniversary Patricia McAndrew ’68 won a twins Jen and Jackie, who also dance. celebration. Fulbright Scholarship as a result of Many of the returning alumni Dawn called herself a late bloomer her senior Honors thesis on August reflected on their relationship with as a dancer. She started studying Bournonville, the nineteenth century dance seriously in 1972. Her passion Dawn. Catherine Shiels ’92 noted, Danish ballet master. As part of her “Dawn was energetic, a perfectionist. took her to the Jenkintown School of Fulbright work in Denmark, Patricia She challenged us. She taught us Dance and the Martha Graham discipline.” Joyce Shiels, Catherine’s School of Dance. She also attended translated My Theatre Life: The Memoirs mother, said, “Dawn cared about kids.” the American Dance Festival in North of August Bournonville, published in Many of the former dancers stated that Carolina and crossed the border to hone 1979, the centennial of Dawn encouraged them to be creative and her skills in Canada at the Toronto Dance Bournonville’s death, by allowed them, as seniors, to choreograph Festival and York University. Weslayan Press. numbers to be performed in concert. They all Although she has “retired,” Dawn will still felt that the “I-can-do-that” attitude fostered by serve as the faculty advisor to the Moravian College their dance experience helped them to be successful in their Dancers. She hopes to secure a dance minor at Moravian. post-Moravian life. In addition, she wants to reinstitute dance master classes and Some of Dawn’s protegés have continued their studies in encourage an artist-in-residence program. dance. Kathleen Kececi DelGuercio ’85 recently completed her Replacing Dawn as artistic director will be Pattie Bostick, master’s in dance and dance education at Teacher’s College, professor of dance, teacher, choreographer, and world-experiColumbia University. Kathie has been teaching dance in New enced dancer, who has worked with Dawn as an assistant and York and New Jersey for the past fifteen years. Her dance rouguest choreographer. tine called “Montage, ” which her troupe debuted in New York, was specially composed for the 25th anniversary concert. At far left, Al Lowe ’00 dances “From the Soul.” Above left, Kathie Kececi The gala featured many of Dawn’s long-standing particiDelGurcio coaches one of her dancers. Below left, a Ballet Guild dancer pants: the Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley, the Coral Nolan performs in the pas de trois from La Bayadère. Above, Kathie Kececi Dancers, and Margot Ging’s DanceGing Company. A feeling of DelGurcio’s dancers rehearse “Montage.” nostalgia pervaded the room each night as the alumni dancers Photos: John Kish/Stephen Barth Photography. 15
Greyhound Sports The 2000 Commonwealth Conferon the NCAA East Regional All-Tourhits with 14 including ten doubles, two ence Championship, an automatic berth nament Team this spring after collecting triples and two homeruns. She also had to the 2000 NCAA Division III Nasix hits in four NCAA games. Miller 40 hits, 60 total bases and 22 runs this tional Tournament, and a third place completed the season with a .370 batting spring. finish for the second consecutive year at average on 40 hits in 108 at-bats. Miller, Sophomore outfielder Sarah Leiby the NCAA Division III East Regional who was also on the MAC Academic was named to the Commonwealth highlighted another successful season for Honor Roll this season, added 15 RBIs, Conference All-Star Second Team this the Moravian College softball team. 13 runs and four doubles. spring after hitting .309. Leiby had 34 Head coach John Byrne, who was Sophomore catcher Stacy hits, 23 runs, 18 RBIs, 10 doubles, a named the Commonwealth Conference Matuczinski was a Commonwealth triple and a homerun. Coach of the Year, led the Greyhounds Conference All-Star First Team selecJunior outfielder Missy Hummel and to a 26-12 record. tion and led the Greyhounds with 41 freshman first baseman Kim Gehman Leading the Greyhounds on the field hits and 15 sacrifices. Matuczinski hit each hit .292 this season. Hummel had this season were seniors 33 hits and 23 runs while Becky Stroup and Zan Gehman had 26 hits, 14 runs Azzolino. and 12 RBIs. Gehman added On the mound, Stroup four doubles and a triple posted a 14-5 record with a while Hummel had two school-record-tying eight doubles. shutouts. Stroup, who had 82 Sophomore second strikeouts in 126 innings, had baseman Laurie Rentschler, the lowest single season ERA who has started 82 consecuof her career at 1.50 this year. tive games for the GreyStroup was named as an athounds, had 25 hits and 16 large selection to the NCAA RBIs this spring. Rentschler, East Regional All-Tournawho was on the MAC ment Team and she garnered Academic Honor Roll, Commonwealth Conference added nine walks, nine runs, All-Star First Team accolades two doubles and a triple. this season. Stroupâ€™s last Senior third baseman game for the Greyhounds was Krysten Mack had 19 hits, her 19th career shutout and nine runs and three RBIs in her 50th career victory. her final season. Azzolino, a shortstop, led Freshman outfielder the Greyhounds at the plate Danielle Dest had 12 hits in with a .374 batting average. limited action with four Azzolino, who completed her RBIs, one double and two Moravian career with school triples. records in games played In addition to Stroup on (162), assists (320), and most the mound, sophomore consecutive at-bats without a Head coach John Byrne stands with his three senior captains, Zan Azzolino, Becky Rachel Mowrey had an Stroup, and Krysten Mack, from the 2000 Commonwealth Conference strikeout (141), also had 24 Championship and NCAA Tournament particpant team. Photo: Ray Bishop â€™81. outstanding season. Mowrey hits, 13 RBIs, three doubles posted a 10-7 record and a and three triples this spring. Azzolino .357 for the season with 23 runs, 12 RBIs 2.09 ERA in 107 innings of action. was named to the Commonwealth and seven doubles. Matuczinski was also Mowrey, who was a Commonwealth Conference All-Star First Team for the named to the National Fastpitch Conference Second Team All-Star, third consecutive season and she was Coaches Association All-East Region struck out 57 batters and allowed just also on the MAC Academic Honor Roll First Team. ten walks. Mowrey had 11 outings in for the third straight year. Azzolino also Sophomore designated player Deb which she did not allow a walk this year. garnered a NCAA East Regional AllNoble joined Matuczinski on the ComFreshman Jillian Simms won her Tournament Team selection for the monwealth Conference All-Star First only game of the season as did junior second time and she was named to the Team and the NFCA All-East Region Meg Ryan. Ryan, who was on the MAC GTE Academic All-District II College First Team. Noble completed the season Academic Honor Roll, suffered a disloDivision Softball Team. with 36 RBIs, one shy of the school cated shoulder on the second day of the Sophomore outfielder Summer record, and a .354 batting average. season that sidelined her the rest of the Miller also represented the Greyhounds Noble led the Greyhounds in extra-base year.
Alumni Association News Gus Rampone ’59: Medallion of Merit Recipient In recognition of his service to Moravian College, the Alumni Association honored Gus Rampone ’59 with its 2000 Medallion of Merit following the Reunion Luncheon on May 20, 2000. Gus’s devotion to his alma mater is evident in the time and talent he invests as an alumni volunteer. He has been a member of the Alumni Board since 1996, acting as the Alumni Weekend chair. Under his guidance, Alumni Weekend activities have grown steadily, bringing more than 400 people back to campus each spring. Even off campus, Gus’s enthusiasm for Moravian is contagious. Both as coach and assistant principal of Newton High School, he sent many students to Moravian College and he continues to bring students to campus for admission tours today. Gus is also a member of the executive committee of the Blue and Grey Club. The Athletics Department recognized Gus with the Harvey Gillespie Memorial Award in 1995, and with the Robert Martin Herbstman Award in 1998. Among his numerous undertakings at Moravian, Gus has chaired successful 35th and 40th reunions for his class, and served as a class agent since the inception of that program. He is a regular at Moravian sporting events, Homecoming, the Comenius Dinner, and Alumni Weekend; and his commitment to the students and alumni of Moravian College is exceptional. Gus and his wife Jean live in Newton, New Jersey.
Outgoing Alumni Association President Jeanne Taccarino Guaraldo ’69 with President Ervin J. Rokke during an Alumni Weekend ceremony.
A Message from Alumni Association President Jeanne Taccarino Guaraldo ’69 What a privilege these past two years have been for me. Your Alumni Board has accomplished so much and it has been an honor for me to be the President. They are a remarkable group of alumni. To be president of the Alumni Association at Moravian has been exciting. The transition that Moravian is going through has afforded me many challenges. I have met and worked with so many wonderful alumni, staff, administration, faculty, trustees, and friends of Moravian. They are all working together for the good of this institution. Most rewarding has been my time spent with the students and the young alumni. They truly understand their value to Moravian’s future, as so many alumni have over the years. Thank you for giving me this opportunity. It has been a thrilling and rewarding experience, and I have learned so much. Come check it out. You will be proud of Moravian—your college home for life!
Mark Your Calendar! July 20 Lehigh Valley Freshman Picnic at the home of Rick ’77 and Leslie Kingston August TBA Philadelphia Freshman Sendoff Picnic TBA Young Alumni Musikfest Social September 15 Alumni Awards Ceremony 16 Alumni Leadership Day Young Alumni Board Meeting Class of 2000 Zero Year Reunion
October 13-14 Homecoming Rocco Calvo Golf Tournament Homecoming Dance Homecoming Parade Tailgate Football Game 1985, 1990, 1995 Reunions 20 Hall of Fame May 18-19 Alumni Weekend Classes ending in 1 and 6
Mardi Gras Dinner Dance
Photos: Tim Gilman â€™73 18
February 5, 2000
✒ 1999 News of
Christina Fulton 21 Pocahontas Rd. Hi-Nella, NJ 08083 Cfulton1124@yahoo.com From the Alumni House: Cortney Bruggink moved to the San Fransisco Bay Area with her boyfriend, Avery. She is working in publishing and loves California. Theodore Hutler III is currently employed as the vice-president of a packaging and distribution plant. Joshua Dodd is an account executive for Ameriquest Mortgage Corp. and was married on April 29, 2000, to Jennifer Coffin. The wedding took place in the Old Chapel behind Central Moravian Church. Jennifer is employed as a music teacher/choral director in the Allentown School District. Scott Fritz is currently attending Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, Tenn. Don Gebhard is in seminary at Drew University. Jennifer Ianelli-Pitts is the assistant manager for Enterprise Bank in Interlocken Technology Center in Colorado. Jennifer and her husband Jon are in the process of buying a home in Broomfield, Colorado.
✒ 1998 News of
Dave Connor 1956 Allwood Drive, Apt. D Bethlehem, PA 18018 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org From Dave: It is time once again for another update for the Class of ’98. I apologize for not submitting any updates for the last issue. I’d make up some excuse, but you know what they say about excuses. I also have some other bad news. The information for that update was going to make its way into this one, but I spilled soda on my laptop and blew out my hard drive . . . erasing everything on it. So, to those of you who do not see your information in this issue, please email me again. Daniela Grillo is the payroll manager for Kohner Properties, a property management company in St. Louis. She got engaged on New Year’s Eve and is planning a 2001
CLASS NOTES wedding. Jennifer Lavoie is a K-5 choral and general music teacher at Krieger Elementary School in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. She is attending grad school in liturgical music and is coproducing a CD. Her new email is email@example.com. Kristin Pennings is engaged and is planning a 2002 wedding. She is working with Montgomery County Children and Youth in the intake department, where they receive and investigate alleged child abuse and neglect. Liz Watson informed me of the goings-on of a few of her Zeta sisters. Missy Stengel and Doug Andresko planned on getting married June 10, 2000, and on the 24th, Bridget Cain and Brad Mayberry will be tying the knot. September 30th, Lisa Frey and Shawn Hawkins will also be saying their vows. Hold on . . . there’s more. Kathi Jackson and Todd Shunk will be going to the altar on November 18. As for Liz, she will also be getting hitched June 30, 2001. She is currently living with her beau in their condo in Clinton, N.J. I bet you didn’t think I could come up with so many ways to say “getting married” did you? As for me, I do have some news of my own. I will also be walking down the aisle June 16, 2001. I am getting married to my sweetheart, Melissa Whitehouse ’00. That’s all for now. Again, I apologize for the lack of information in this update, but you never really know how a laptop will react to Diet Coke. Please send me your info, especially if you sent it to me before, and you don’t see it anywhere in this update. From the Alumni House: Simon O’Shea received his master’s degree in college student affairs from the University of Southern Florida in May. Christy Danko Graybeal and her husband, Ben, recently moved to Derwood, Md. Louis Derrico took a one-year contract at AT&T Fixed Wireless and is learning lots of new programs and systems. For his last contract he was a self-employed IT consultant in King of Prussia, Pa., and worked at Comcast/Metrophone for six months doing technical writing/help desk/systems analysis/ software testing. In between he has traveled to Vancouver, Victoria Island, Montreal,
Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Spain, and Portugal. Bridget Guilmette Krauss was married on June 26, 1999. She has been teaching high school math at the Bridge Academy Charter School in Bridgeport, Conn., since graduation. Shannon Eisenhauer was hired in July 1999 as an income maintenance caseworker for the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare. Mike Kozero is a customer service rep at Westvaco Envelope in Bethlehem. Bob Thear is employed as an auditor for Guardian in Bethlehem. He is also studying for his CPA exam. Jack Walls has had many encounters with fellow Greyhounds. Dave Sabol ’95 and Bill Wekluck ’97 are among a few “crazy yet successful grads. These guys make you believe that any alumni has friends for life!”
✒ 1997 News of
Jennifer Kastle 1078 Spring View Drive Southampton, PA 18966 firstname.lastname@example.org Melissa Romanoski RR #4, Box 79 Sunbury, PA 17801 From Jennifer: Terri Flowers Seifert and Chris are doing well living in Germany. They took a week vacation to Italy in March. Terri received news that Tino Monti is engaged and Melissa Podracky is as well. Lisa Dixon and Tracy Asper graduated from Widener Law School in May. Lisa has accepted a job clerking for a judge in South Jersey. Tracy has accepted a job in a law firm in South Jersey as well. I also saw Josh Klein over the holidays and he finished his second year at Widener in May. Laura Sortino Neiman started a job as a curatorial assistant at the Allentown Art Museum. She will helping the museum design its new Web site. Tiffany Shenman attended the wedding of Karen Janson ’96 in October. Many MoMo alumni attended, including Suzanne Scassellati ’96 who is living in Savannah, Georgia, and recently got engaged. Jennifer Zavacky ’96 is living in New Jersey, teaching in Roselle Park. Tiffany is still teaching sixth grade in Westwood, N.J., and is living in Hoboken, N.J. She was one of the balloon handlers in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day
Class Notes Parade. Tiffany is trying to start a young alumni group in Hoboken, so if you are interested e-mail her at TiffShen2@aol.com. Nicole Fenwick ’98 was a bridesmaid at Angel Ackerman and Darrell Parry’s wedding. Elizabeth Nicholas ’98, Phil Fritchey, Annette Varcoe, and Jody Strausser were also in attendance. Angel and Darrell are currently living in Easton. Angel works in the Public Information Office at Lafayette College and Darrell is working as a coordinator in the cash office at Marshall’s in Bethlehem. Annette received her master’s degree in education last spring and is now teaching in Binghamton, N.Y. The Philadelphia Young Alumni Group had a Happy Hour in December at Dicken’s Inn in Philadelphia. It was good to see some ’97 classmates such as Bill Wekluk, Bob Schneider, Lisa Dixon, Bonnie Katz, and Michael Jobst. Over the holidays I got to see some other friends including Bob Azzolino, Becky Kobler, Ed Brooking ’98, and Lisa Walton ’98. Becky and Ed were busy planning their May wedding in Phillipsburg and, as her maid of honor, I was busy planning for her March bridal shower. Lisa Walton is working in Newark, N.J., for a publishing company. I am still currently working at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce in the programs and events department. I also recently got to take a mini-vacation to London with my college roommate, Bonnie Katz, which was a lot of fun. From the Alumni House: Roy Beeson says hello to all. He is still in Hawaii with Bravo Battery 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery. Michael Burns is employed by a major heavy highway construction contractor as a project manager. Brett Shanahan recently moved from Vail, Co. to New Jersey. While in Colorado Brett worked as a DJ and as a food and beverage buyer for the Vail & Beaver Creek Resorts. Patrick Egan is in his second year of law school at Duquense University in Pittsburgh. Jen Leight was recently promoted at Rodale Press. Julie Stevens married her high school sweetheart, Mike Mignosi. She is teaching in the Bangor School District. Heather Whary recently moved to Philadelphia where she is employed as an editor at Lippincott Publishers. Carla Thomas and Jim Lindenmuth ’90 were married late November 1999. They recently moved back to the Lehigh Valley from California.
✒ 1996 News of
Mary Kate Turowski Andris 138 North 2nd Street, Apt. 3B Philadelphia, PA 19106 MaryKate.Andris@law.widener.edu J.P. Orlando 217 Valley Park South Road Bethlehem, PA 18018 email@example.com From J.P.: What’s up, dudes? Four years out of college; it can already seem like a dream so make sure to e-mail J.P. and/or Mary Kate at either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to report the latest stuff. We want to hear your stories, your good fortunes, and whatever else floats your boat. We have the opportunity now more than ever to communicate with our college friends. E-mail us and we’ll put it all together as interesting and as entertaining as possible. Deadline is July 10, 2000, for next class report. We want to hear from you! Our feature alum for this time is Jim Zaremski. With his Moravian College degree in hand, Jim, otherwise known as “Z” henceforth, began his ascension toward a graduate degree in the deepest trenches of our very own southeastern Pennsylvania, starting as a blue-collar worker in manufacturing. Though his eyes looked beyond the stars, Z realized earlier than most that, to quote, “every end is not a dead end but a new beginning.” In less than three years of back-breaking labor, Z was accepted into one of the top law schools in the Midwest where he searched for his vision in the study of law. This spring, Z is graduating in the top third of his class and will be venturing on to criminal defense law for a short time. His long-term visions of the future bring him to the edge of numerous horizons, like an eagle perched on the edge of a cliff. Z has decided to build his life in Central Michigan and he hopes one day to utilize his J.D. degree to make the world a better place for all. Z will be taking the bar exam this coming July and our prayers are with him. A quote from a man of courage: “A ship at harbor is safe but that’s not what ships were built for!” Michelle Mistysyn Ulsh has been married now for three years and currently lives in Harrisburg, Pa. Michelle and husband Mike had their second child on September 19, 1999. Her name is Madison Marie and she weighed in at 7 lbs.12 ounces. Their son
Michael will be three in March. Michelle is a stay-at-home mom and says that it is “the best job in the entire world.” She gets to see her children grow every day and share every experience with them. Debbie Yuengling was married on November 6, 1999. Carissa Barillari, Tara Pierson-White, and Michelle Mistysyn Ulsh were bridesmaids. There were also many familiar faces from Moravian. The next wedding to look forward to is Nicole DiFluri and Chris Clark’s in which Michelle’s son, Michael will be the ring bearer. Leanne M. Strawn, a DCS graduate, recently accepted a marketing and public affairs position at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network. Leanne is currently responsible for marketing over 170 physicians in 40 medical practices within the Lehigh Valley Physician Group. Leanne also sits on the board of the local chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators, and is president of Alpha Sigma Lambda national honor society at Moravian College. In other news, Jason Magyar is training to be a special agent with the Secret Service. He will be living in Washington, D.C., and Georgia through July of this year before receiving his assignment in Morristown, N.J. Also, Phi Mu sister Jenna MacDonald is teaching high school English and coaching track in Newton, N.J. In addition, Jenna is pursuing her master’s in counseling. In November of 1999, Mike Smith accepted a position as the new membership coordinator of the Academy of American Poets in New York (www.poets.org) which is the largest organization devoted to literature in the country. Michelle Ciambruschini and Tom Ritter were married on September 24, 1999, and many Moravian alums were in attendence. In the bridal party from our class were Jeanelle Rogers, Lisa Peterson, Jenna MacDonald, Chris Geck, Brian Thomas, Eric Gwiazdowski, Fred Amicucci, Bob Hennessey, and Thomas Medich, and also Matt Enriquez ’95. Other alums at the wedding were Chris Lennon ’95, Matt Weidemoyer ’95, Ian Thomas ’97, Lisa Keyes ’97, Christopher Bratus ’96, and Karen DelGiorno, Angela Paulumb, and Jason Pribilla, who attended Moravian. A group photo was taken of all Moravian attendees. Michelle and Tom live in Boonton, N.J. Michelle is a business systems analyst for UPS and is currently working on her M.B.A. in international business. She expects to complete her degree by May 2001. Tom co-founded the Web development firm Jumpto Inc., which was launched February 1,
Class Notes 2000. Jumpto, Inc., is the principal shareholder in the meta-search engine. Tom and others are confident that Jumpto.com is the best search engine on the Internet, bar none. Also in the works is a site geared specifically towards college consumers, and a customizable start-up page. Check out the site. It’s easy to use. Another wedding well attended by Moravian alums was Bill Ryker’s marriage to Susan Howe ’95 on October 2, 1999, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Bethlehem. Father Bill Walsh performed the ceremony and Pastor Douglas Norwood assisted. Bridesmaids included Kristie Tuttle Hess ’93, Karen Steuber ’94, and Kristin Barr ’94. Groomsmen included Sam Norwood ’95, best man, Greg Hess ’94, Frank Magee ’94, Bob Metzgar ’95, David Mullen, Mike Morano ’96, and myself. Janet Norwood ’94 and Jeff Farley ’97 were readers. John Paul Cappiello ’94 was the soloist. Other attendees included Michele Fritz ’94, Graham Mehl ’95, Bill Pietrucha ’94, Norman Price ’94, Eileen Rizzo ’95, Nina Lowe ’95, Bill Anderson ’95, Thomas Hartle ’95, Angel Hartle ’95, Scott Seymour ’96, Scott Sipple ’95, Deanna Protz ’96, Gina Koonce ’96, Eric Kniskern ’96, Holly Engle ’96, Matt Stone ’96, Joe Bordieri ’97, Tim Bruce ’97, Jean Anderson ’98, Chris Erb ’98, Carolyn Leland ’98, David Fela ’98, Jim Massey ’98, Josh Dodd ’99, Jennifer Coffin ’99, and Rebekah Worthington ’00. Tammy Tracy is currently living in College Park, Md., and working on a second undergraduate degree and certification in elementary education at the University of Maryland. She bartends her way through school at a local favorite, the Cornerstone Grill and Loft. Before going back to school Tammy worked in Washington, D.C., as an admissions coordinator at the National Youth Leadership Forum. Her boyfriend of nearly seven years, Michael Peek ’95, is also at the University of Maryland working on his Ph.D. in plant biology. Tammy will graduate next December and Mike should only be a semester or two after her. Allison Young is now working in New York at the Princeton Review as a recruiter. Our very own Frank Costello has done it. Frank is engaged! Wedding is anticipated for some time in early 2001. More to come on this and others in next issue. Send us your e-mails. Deadline for next issue is July 10, 2000. From the Alumni House: Thea Dravecz was married on September 11, 1999, to Richard Leiby. They honeymooned in Las Vegas. Thea is employed by
Glenn Kock and Associates as a therapeutic staff specialist. Tennant Magee writes: “I’m graduating from the University of Baltimore School of Law this May with concentrations in intellectual property and business law. Following graduation I will be sitting for both the Maryland and New Jersey bar exams in July. After I pass, I will be waiving into the D.C. Bar. For employment, I have secured a clerkship with the Honorable John E. Keefe, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, for the 2000-01 court term. I begin on September 1, 2000, in Red Bank, N.J. The duties mainly consist of writing and editing appellate division opinions for Judge Keefe. A career in communications law, copyright, and international law seems to be my current path after the clerkship. Or else I will take my M.A. and J.D., attempt to obtain a Ph.D., and teach to stay in school forever. “Also, I wanted to share that I recently took a trip to London and Ireland with law school classmates. London was a work of art and Ireland was truly the ‘emerald isle.’ Someday I hope to return for work or school in London. “Finally, I wanted to report on the wedding of Sean Richardson ’97 and Renee Szabo ’96 last November. The wedding party included two Moravian grads, myself and Dan Holt ’96. The wedding was held over the mountain and down Route 378 in the Bethlehem area at a magically quaint church. The reception was held at Sean’s father and brother’s restaurant in Collegeville, Pa., the Perkiomen Bridge Hotel (America’s Oldest Hotel). Everyone had a great time and we drank and danced the night away. (Unfortunately, I’ve seen the wedding video of us. Let’s just say I think what we did is called dancing). J.P. Orlando read at the wedding. Brian McGill gave the prayer at the reception. There were many other faces from Moravian there as well: Moravian’s own masterful music students performed the music for the service, and Pat Palloni, Alan Pape, Chris Clarke, Nicole Defluri, Jack Walls, and Kim Buschta were all present, and Chris Michno was present in spirit only, due to a prior commitment.” Jackie Karpow wrote this letter: “I am glad to see that so many of you were able to attend to make it back for Homecoming this past October. For those of you who weren’t able to attend, I have some news for you. “Eric Frank married a former Liberty High School classmate of mine, Danielle Growbleski, this past summer. They are both teachers in the Bethlehem Area School District.
“I recently saw Beth Rohn on campus. She is in Moravian Seminary and working part time at the Chaplain’s Office. “Finally, I quit my job and decided to go back to school full time for graphic design. I will be finished in May and will be heading back to the working world then. This past summer I worked for the city of Bethlehem again and did some freelance work.”
Reunion Homecoming 2000 Julie Moyer 902 Pritchard Place Newtown Square, PA 19073-3036 Fax (610) 861-3959 From the Alumni House: Blaise E. Derrico has been appointed general manager, financial planning, investor relations and credit at Bethlehem Steel. Mickey K. Thompson has joined Danyi Law Offices, P.C., as an associate attorney. They have offices in the Lehigh Valley and in Philadelphia. He received his J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law in 1999, and was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in December 1999. Jessica Pleiger Dimmig was married on June 26, 1999, to 1st Lt. Jeffrey Dimmig, USMC. They are living in Kaneohe, Hawaii, and she is teaching second grade. Christopher Ward was married on August 14, 1999. Several Moravian alums attended his wedding: Sean Keville ’96, Jack Drey, Ian Allena, and Taryn Pomponio. Chris graduated from Widener University School of Law in May 1999. He is working for the Kent County Superior Court in Dover, Del.
✒ 1994 News of
Ann Marie Scholttmann Washington College 300 Washington Avenue Chestertown, MD 21620 From Ann Marie: I received an e-mail from John Paul Cappiello this past November. He is making a living as a full-time musician. John Paul does the majority of his work with the Pennsylvania-based rock band Beef. They just released their latest disc, The Wound, available online at their website, beefmusic.com. John Paul also plays in the progressive rock band, Dread Pirate Roberts, and has begun work on his first solo release. 21
Class Notes Though none of the acts are signed, they are enjoying some regional success and have attracted label and publishing interest. Currently John Paul is living back in New York and loving it. He still sings at weddings and other such events, to keep his “classical voice” in shape. Most recently, he sang in the wedding of Bill Ryker ’96 and Susan Howe ’95 in October. John Paul enjoyed a guest appearance with the Moravian College Choir in 1997 as a soloist for the Mozart Requiem. This is my third year as the sports information director at Washington College in Maryland. My busy time is the spring, with eight sports to cover. I do like my job, and obviously I still enjoy sports too, especially my old love, basketball, and my new love, lacrosse. I always write in this column that I will probably be at another school by the time you read it, but I am not making that prediction this time. I just don’t know where I’ll be next year!
From the Alumni House: John and Lisa Girwood McLaughlin recently moved to Lewes, Del. Valerie AlaDonnelly is currently an infant/toddler coordinator for Bright Horizons Family Solutions. In November 1999, she gave a presentation at the National Association for the Education of Young Children Conference in New Orleans. She and her husband Glenn now reside in Parsippany, N.J.
From the Alumni House: Lisa Kravelk McCullion recently moved from Tampa, Fla., to Cape Canaveral. Her husband is a captain in the U.S. Air Force and started a new job with NASA. Christiane Rekai and her husband, Patrick Gray, have moved their company, Alternative Materials, Inc., to Bethlehem from Rhode Island. Alternative Materials is a wholesale distributor for industrial printing papers and plastic film. Matthew J. Watson has been elected vice speaker of the Council for the Emergency Medicine Residents Association, a national organization. He is currently in his second year of residency training in Emergency Medicine at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa. He and his wife Christine now have two children, Owen Matthew, born April 1997, and Sydney Christine, born April 1999.
From the Alumni House: Lionel B. Fraser III was married in May 1999. Camilla Montgomery is an attorney living in Colorado and working for the Court of Appeals. She will be married in August 2000 to a man she met at law school. They live together with two cats and a dog. Kathy Beck just gave birth to her second boy and Catie Craig Altmire is the proud mother of three. Jen Roth Stover is teaching first grade and is the proud mother of newborn Colin Stover. Katie O’Mara Mears and Jen Stover were living it up at homecoming. They reported having a “blast” although Katie mysteriously twisted her ankle and was forced to come to a wedding shower for Sharon DiGiacopo ’93 in only one zipped boot! Otherwise Katie was reportedly very happy! Erika Larsen is attending Lehigh University to get a master’s degree in education. She and her husband are living happily in Bethlehem. Terry Tierney recently became a partner in Shikatronics and moved to the firm’s Miami office.
✒ 1993 News of
✒ 1992 News of
John S. Nunnemacher 235 North Valley Street #136 Burbank, CA 91505 firstname.lastname@example.org Michael Q. Roth 944 Renaldi Road Wind Gap, PA 18091
Michelle M. Litzenberger 1866 Mansfield St. Hellertown, PA 18055 e-mail: email@example.com
From Michelle: For the past 31/2 years David Garbeil ’94 has been working for Schering Plough Corp. as a copy editor in the marketing support services dept. He edits promotional materials that the field representatives use to detail a doctor. While on the job he met Maggie Kuhn and they fell in love.
Melissa dePamphilis 8 Knoxbury Terrace Greenville, SC 29609 e-mail: MelissaAD@aol.com Christine A. Palermo Wallach 380 Mountain Road Apt. 609 Union City, NJ 07087
From Melissa: Greta Anderson is an investigator for institutional abuse under the Division of Youth and Family Services in New Jersey. She was a caseworker for 21/2 years and was promoted to investigator in November. Her investigations take place in schools, day cares, and detention centers. Monica Deeb left the Morning Call in August to take the job of director of student activities at Salisbury High School, her alma mater. She says that it is hard but fun work. She plans to continue freelance writing for the paper and possibly some magazines in her free time. From the Alumni House: Holly Derhammer is employed by Allen High School, Allentown, Pa., as a special education teacher with the emotionally disturbed. She is also attending Moravian for her elementary education certification and will student teach this fall. Judith Chuisano is employed by AT&T’s Network Operations Center in Bedminster, N.J. She is married and living in Dunellen, N.J., and has a daughter, Amelia. Rajeev Sinha is working in New York City as a marketing analyst at an internet startup company. In attendance at the wedding of Erika Larsen ’93 and Dennis Condomitti ’96 last November were Katie O’Mara Mears ’91, Eliza Gunnoe ’91, Kathy Beck ’92, Catie Craig Altmire ’92, Sharon Hudson ’94, Sharon DiGiacopo ’93 Melissa Newhard ’94, and Jen Roth Stover ’92. It was a blast! Eliza Gunnoe was in the wedding party for Sharon DiGiacopo’s wedding.
Reunion Homecoming 2000 Jeannine O’Grady 4 Renault Drive Flanders, NJ 07836 From Jeannine: Kimberly Scott Werley and her husband, Stewart, celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary in October 1999 and went on a Caribbean cruise to celebrate. Kimberly is working as a family therapist at a clinic close to her home in Bethlehem, where she is in the process of receiving a promotion to fulltime assistant clinic director. She is the proud new owner of a pure-bred Bengal cat which she loves dearly. Donna Moser is working as a secondgrade teacher for St. Jane Frances de Chantal School in Easton, Pa. She thoroughly loves
Class Notes her job and she is looking forward to seeing everyone at our reunion. From the Alumni House: Scott F. Stevens was married in October 1998 to Deborah Goldberg. He is working as a buyer/product developer for Kasper ASL Ltd. in New York City. Paul Staudt has been working for AT&T for the last six years in Morristown, N.J. Eric Fraunfelter has been working as a social studies teacher for seven years. He is also the student government advisor and football and track coach. Eric and his wife, Stephanie Sparrow, have two daughters, Olivia, 4, and Natalie, 21/2. Roy Petersen is currently a TV producer for the 700 Club program in Virginia Beach, Va. He recently starred in a travel/comedy series called Down the Road with Pete and Roy until host Pat Roberston didn’t think it was funny anymore.
✒ 1989 News of
Amanda Westphal Radcliffe 68 Highpoint Drive Berwyn, PA 19312 From the Alumni House: James and Michele Stocklas Anderson ’90 moved to Bethlehem in August with their triplets, Erik, Gunnar, and Brynn. Michele and Jim make their 70-mile commute to work together. They are enjoying their family although they wish there was more time in the day. Kerri Selland-Pepoy recently relocated to Johnstown, Pa., due to her husband Jon’s job transfer as plant manager for Pepsi. Kerri is working for WKYE radio station in the town they just moved to.
✒ 1988 News of
Cris Santini 2900 Delk Road Marietta, GA 30067
✒ 1987 News of
Lauren Kelly Lawn 1948 Stirling Drive Lansdale, PA 19446-5561
Edie Fuchs Lewis 216 Old Lancaster Road Devon, PA 19333 fontlock@AOL.com
Paula Colizzo Lewinski 118 Springdale Lane Lansdale, PA 19446-3529 Pjlewinski@erols.com
From the Alumni House: Anthony Maula and Cheryl Derby Maula ’88 have three daughters: Katelyn, 7, Alexandra, 5, and Lindsey, 3. Jeff Zeigler and Linette Varaly Zeigler ’86 are celebrating their tenth year living in Elizabeth City, N.C. They have two sons: Ryan, 8, and Aaron, 4. Jeff has recently been promoted to distance education coordinator at the College of Albemarle, where he has been working for eight years. He is also a sports writer for the Virginia-Pilot newspaper and sports editor of the The Sound magazine. Linette is teaching high school journalism, middle school health, and lower physical education at a private K-12 school. She is the advisor of the school’s yearbook and newspaper. She is also a certified aerobics instructor.
From Lynn: Joan Burke Muldoon sent a beautiful picture of her two daughters: Sarah, 4, and baby Emma. When she isn’t making crafts with the girls, Joan is doing some part-time per diem testing during her year off from her job while living with her husband Jim in Bridgewater, N.J. Becky Scheiwe Bair sent a lovely photo of her family at the beach. She and her husband, Bret, still reside in Leesport, Pa., with their four kids. Angie is a senior in high school and is searching for a college. Buddy is in eleventh grade and has a job at McDonald’s. Kirsti is in first grade and enjoys Brownies. Finally, Breezy is a growing toddler who keeps everyone busy. Becky still works for Penske in the MIS department. Maureen Sinnott Kopczynski sent a great picture of her sons, Brian, 5 and Sean, 21/2. She and Joe are living in Mahwah, N.J. Maureen also has taken time off from work to be with her boys. Mae Lynn Neyhart Arlinghaus sent me a picture of her handsome son, Henry Charles, who is now 41/2. Another handsome boy is Kurt Schmeal, 3, son of Bruce and Amy Welles Schmeal ’86. Macungie, Pa., has lost long-time residents, Dr. Dave and Corinne Parker Edmonds. They have relocated to Coopersburg, Pa., to live with Dave’s parents while their barn frame house is being built. Parker, 61/2, and baby Connor looked great in their holiday photo. I received an update from Roy Bastian and his wife Rhonda. Tyler, 51/2, enjoys his new baby brother, Cameron. Roy and Rhonda reside in Whitehall, Pa. Mark your calendars now for the 15th year class reunion, on Saturday, October 14, 2000, from 7:00-11:00 p.m. I look forward to seeing everyone back together again at the HUB Pavilion for food, music and fun!
✒ 1986 News of
James and Lynda Farrell Swartz 153 Lilac Drive Allentown, PA 18104 From the Alumni House: Kelly Krieble graduated from Lehigh with his Ph.D. in physics and then took a postdoc appointment at Florida State University for two years. After he completed his postdoc Kelly joined the Arkansas School for Math and Sciences in Hot Springs for four years. He is now teaching at Moravian College in the Physics Department. Doug Zigari is a certified public accountant practicing in New Jersey. He is employed by Horizon Hotels Limited, a hotel management company which manages and does central accounting for 35 properties across the country. He was married in 1990 and has two children, Stephen and Julianne. Jeni Gray is employed as the vice president of SmallCaps Online. Jeni has worked there since 1997.
✒ 1984 News of
Reunion Homecoming 2000
Janet Gomes Feakes 18 Hamilton Ave Berkeley Heights, N.J. 07922 Jfeakes@home.com
Lynn Muschlitz LaBarre 651 Long Lane Road Walnutport, PA 18088
From the Alumni House: LaurieAnn Yeisley-Drogin finished her doctorate and is teaching as an adjunct faculty member at Indiana University
Class Notes Southeast. She is also serving as a Unitarian Universalist community minister, working in a Reform Jewish congregation. LaurieAnn and her husband, Eric, bought a house two years ago but would love to return to the Lehigh Valley. Dave Speigel (almost class of 1984) is a minister living in central New Jersey with his wife and family.
✒ 1983 News of
Dawn Bullara-Stawiarski 26 Fox Chase Drive Blackwood, N.J. 08012 Jstawiarski@Omicron.com From the Alumni House: Corrine (the artist formerly known as Kucirka) and husband Jim Adamowicz recently had their first child.
✒ 1982 News of
Joanne Belletti Molle 618 Jamie Circle King of Prussia, PA 19406 Deajoa1@aol.com From the Alumni House: Marie Yanulis Calderoni is a happy mom teaching college in the Reading area. Kevin Raiser is still motorcycling in the area with Annette and two little Raisers. He also tunes in to Mary Radakovits ’83 on her radio show on Lehigh University’s station. It is called “Rock w/ Radak.” She is the proud proprietor of the CD Center in Allentown. Christine Heske Taunton just moved to Plymouth Meeting, Pa., this fall. She has building her own business as a human resources consultant since October 1998. Now she can stay home with her children, Michele, 5, and Michael, 3. She is active in the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Reunion May 18-19 Tamera Boote Hatton 715 Pineview Lane North Wales, PA 19454 From the Alumni House: Lynn Thomas Nelson is working for Compaq as a senior computer systems
analyst. Lynn and her family moved to Schuylkill County, Pa., and bought a 70-acre farm. They restored the farmhouse and run the farm, raise and train quarter horses, and raise llamas, sheep and cows. Richard Sarkisian writes that Allison Frantz is in the Lehigh Valley saving the world in a higher-up type position in social work. Paul Kirichanko is in California working as an accountant. He completed his quest of going to every state. For his 40th birthday Paul dogsledded in Alaska. Ursula Knappe Merriman ’82 is traveling the world blazing new frontiers in science. Lisa Urlich Mixon ’82 and husband Joe ’81 are in Bethlehem with their two children. Joe is playing in bands and teaching at Dickinson College. As for Richard, he is still teaching at Camden County College in South Jersey. For his 40th birthday he ran with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. Presently he is preparing for the 15th Annual RMS Music Society Awards in March; he is the organization’s president. You may e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
✒ 1980 News of
Molly Donaldson Brown 1906 Wenner Street Allentown, PA 18103 Unsinkable@fast.net From the Alumni House: Shane Hershman will be returning to the United States this spring after spending time in Norway. He joined the Air Force to learn to fly. He obtained his master’s degree in aviation science and logistics. Shane was married in 1989 and has a 7-year-old daughter.
✒ 1979 News of
Steve Vanya 3119 Red Lawn Dr. Bethlehem, PA 18017 Robert Owermohl, Jr. RR7, Box 7615 Saylorsburg, PA 18353 E-mail: email@example.com From the Alumni House: Philip B. Haines attended Moravian College Theater Company’s spring production of The Ugly Duckling where he watched
his twin daughters Cassandra and Courtney in their debut in the M.C. Arena Theatre. In the 1970s, Philip performed for the Blackfriars in Prosser Auditorium. Mary Monaghan Ritterbush and her husband Chris have two daughters, 15 and 13. She is a part-time office manager for an electrical contractor. She and her family are currently residing in Papillion, Neb. John Spies has been working for Compaq in the Washington, D.C., area. Deborah Bassett Knox wrote to express her saddness to hear of the death of Charlie Wright who taught computer science. She said that he provided her with her first exposure to computer science and convinced her to attend graduate school at Iowa State where he served as her mentor and advisor for her master’s thesis and Ph.D. dissertation. He had a great impact on her career.
✒ 1978 News of
Robin Tobman Lubin 5120 Chevy Chase Parkway Washington, DC 20008-2920 From the Alumni House: William Towne, a biology professor at Kutztown University, was chosen as the speaker for the university’s winter commencement ceremony, which was held December 18, 2000. Cliff “the Veteran” Farrell is a lawyer. He lives in Ohio with his wife and child.
✒ 1977 News of
Vince Pantalone 48 Half Street Hershey, PA 17033 Vcrprjn@aol.com From Vince: Lou Lumi and his wife Kathy live in Phoenixville, Pa. They have been married for 20 years and have two children, Taralyn, 18, and Nick, 14. Lou is a senior account manager for Ingram Micro. Lou’s daughter will be attending Elizabethtown College. Bob Kafafian lives in Lancaster, Pa., and seldom seems to be home, traveling to New York and California and everywhere in between. I’m trying to land him as a football coach but the timing is not right. Bob is the executive vice president for the Hopper Soliday & Company. He acts as a chief advisory officer and tells me he does some
Class Notes business in the Hershey area. We hope to catch up with each other soon. Ranked at the top of the East Coast in the “over 40” bracket, George Garland ’78 continues to swing a mean racket. George runs two tennis clubs in Queens and had frequent contact with Greg McNelis and Dave Corrigan. George and his wife Anita live in Port Washington, N.Y. I was disheartened to learn of the passing away of Dave Calvo ’76. Dave was a teammate and a true Hound. Tough, hardworking, and blessed with a great attitude, he added to the Moravian legacy. Thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Karen ’78 and their two children. From the Alumni House: Reverend Bruce Weakneckt moved to New Philadelphia, Ohio, in March 1999 to serve the Schoenbrunn Moravian Church. His son, Joshua, 19, is a sophomore at Indiana University. At this writing Marissa, 18, a senior in high school, was waiting to be accepted at Moravian College and Gretchen, 11, was in fifth grade. Bruce had lunch recently with Dave Bond in Pennsylvania and caught up on old times and present family.
Reunion May 18-19 K. Dale Zusi Scolnick 55 Dyckman Place Basking Ridge, NJ 07920-1413 From the Alumni House: Wynne Edelman was married to Charles Hammes in 1999 and had a baby girl, Sarah, this year. Wynne has been working for Zeneca Ag Products as the manager in Technology Foresight and Deployment. The focus of her job is the implementation of Internet and intranet sites. Linda Mosher owns a small real estate brokerage in Clarence Center, N.Y. She serves on the Clarence Historical Society board of trustees, chairs the landmark recognition committee, is on the board of the Clarence/Newstead chapter of Zonta International, and was recently appointed to the business development board of the Bank of Akron. She is a facilitator of a parent support group in her free time. Her daughter, Kristina, is graduating from high school and her son, John, is working full time. She says that being a single mom keeps her quite busy.
acreage to accommodate five horses, a donkey named Jeepers, one dog, four cats, and last but not least a pig named Izzi.
Carol Brown Dibley 21 Chandler Road Chatham, NJ 07928-1803
Rev. John Zoppi P.O. Box H Hunker, PA 15639 From the Alumni House: In our last issue we mistakeningly reported that Patricia Ackerman’s firm, Health Partners, was located in Phillipsburg, N.J.; they are in Philadelphia. We apologize for the error.
✒ 1974 News of
Cyndee Andreas Grifo 1207 Gulph Creek Dr. Radnor, PA 19087 Ecgrifo@gateway.net I hope you all are enjoying the new millenium. Jim and I were fortunate to be able to welcome the New Year with Terry ’73 and Marianne Snyder at their beautiful home in Stroudsburg, Pa. I recently talked to Sevaste (Sandi) Nichols Gallagher. She is living in the Philadelphia area with her husband Kevin and their 12-year-old daughter Alaina. Sandy worked in the business world for seventeen years. She then returned to Holy Family College and got her teaching credentials and a master’s degree in education. Sandy has been teaching in the Philadelphia School District since 1994 at the middle school level. Recently, Sandy enjoyed working on the Philadelphia Writing Project at the University of Pennsylvania. I also had the pleasure of talking with one of my college roommates, Jani Whallon Muir. Jani and her husband Rick live in Easton, Conn., with their three children. Jani has chosen to be a stay at home mom and it sounds as if her nurturing has paid off. Their 17-year-old daughter Nancy is a junior in high school and is training to become an E.M.T. She also enjoys playing volleyball. Daughter Cindy is 15 years old and is also on the volleyball team. Thirteen-year-old Ricky is the star pitcher on his traveling baseball team. For most of us raising three children would be enough of a challenge but not for Jani. She lives in a lovely home with enough
✒ 1973 Dennis Jones 614 Crestline Avenue Bethlehem, PA 18015-4204 Priscilla Barres Schueck 703 West Goepp Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 From the Alumni House: Wayne Marish is teaching government and economics at Freedom High School.
✒ 1972 News of
Beverly Papps Skeffington 25910 Stuckey Avenue S.W. Vashon, WA 98070 Skeffie@seanet.com Well kids, here we are in the 21st century. Many of us are celebrating the mid-century mark this year. I’d love to hear how each of you is crossing this milestone. I spent my mid-century mark in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, with mariachi bands and tequila ever whirling in the blender (some things don’t change!). Congratulations to Diane Murphy who began the millennium with the joyous occasion of her marriage to Travis Dugger. They honeymooned on the Caribbean Island of Margarita. Travis is an airline pilot for Transmeridian Airlines.
Reunion May 18-19 John Madison 5749 Blue Grass Tail Coopersburg, PA 18036-1835 Constance M. Sokalsky 1441 Hillcrest Court #210 Camp Hill, PA 17011-8021 From Constance: Boyton Beach, Fla., is the new home to Charlotte Hannan Ahner and husband Dave, who moved in December and found it really odd to be shopping for a Christmas tree wearing shorts. The warm weather won’t seem so strange when they move into their 25
Got Words? What’s the difference between those of us who diligently pen letters or write catchy e-mails to friends and those in the world that have to write? A love for the written word, the need to share an idea with others and a dedication to painstaking hard work is the difference. How often have you sat down to write a friend and found something else to do? Probably too often—our lifestyles are hectic and our writing takes a backseat. A writer does not have this option. Swanee Roberts Ballman graduated from Moravian in 1971. She walked through the doors of Comenius Hall with a B.A. in English and education. The future? Teaching. Did she know that she had this need to put words to paper? Probably not. As time passed, as students came and went through her doors, as her children grew, as she began editing others’ works, Swanee discovered a need to put her own words on paper. To Swanee the words flow naturally. Of course it takes re-writes and diligent editing to make a work marketable, but she has the gift. When asked what is the most difficult obstacle a writer must overcome, her response is twofold. You have to sell your idea, as well as find a publisher who believes. You have to convince a publisher that not only is your idea a marketable commodity, but that you are also. You have to be tenacious and keep the faith. Swanee and I took a quick stroll down memory lane. She cherishes her memories of Moravian. Several professors made an impact on her life. “Robert Burcaw taught me that my ideas have merit and that I shouldn’t fear expressing them,” she said. “Linda Heindel encouraged me to develop my own unique style. Richard Schantz instilled in me the importance of discipline and taught me group-relational skills. A math professor, Johanna Ott, encouraged me to find solutions for what confused me.” What undergraduate experiences influenced her life today? “I believe that everything I do today is a building stone for tomorrow’s projects. God wants us all—wants me—to continue in a forward motion, lest I become a human Dead Sea, with nothing flowing from me. So, everything I did—everyone I met—at Moravian watered the seeds of creativity within me.” “At the top of the list of Moravian memories has to be my choir experience . . . traveling to Europe, riding endless hours on a bus in January on a midwest tour, Christmas candlelight services. And, of course, the Doyle twins! I’ll also never forget dorm life, being a Phi-Mu sister, and hanging around the HUB. I served for two years as a class officer, and I sang in the coffeehouse (in the basement of the HUB). I felt especially loved by my college friends when I attended the small services in the Borhek Chapel.” Along with several other authors, Swanee has formed a writers’ co-op to open doors for writers who seek national exposure and direct involvement in the publishing process. Her childrens’ books have been in the stores since the mid-’90s and Tamarind, her first suspense thriller, is now being sold nationwide. Swanee resides in St. Cloud, Fla., with her husband and 11-year-old son Andrew. Her daughter Tara finished college and lives in Texas and her son Shane is an aviation student at Embry-Riddle University in Daytona Beach. Swanee is actively involved in church and city activities. In May, she co-chaired a citywide, 13-church, 14-hour National Day of Prayer event in St. Cloud. She regularly speaks in middle and high schools to aspiring writers. — Jessica V. Dunlap ’80
new house in a gated golf community this spring. Bill and Janice Goldberg Fischel returned to Hanover, N.H., in July after their sabbatical in Seattle. Bill continues to write his book on local government, while Janice coordinates the searches for new personnel in Dartmouth’s development office in her half-time position. Their son Josh is in his senior year at Amherst. Having spent the past nine years as director of convention services at the Hilton-Harrisburg, I was always so busy planning conferences that I rarely attended any conferences. This year, I was in a Fancy Food Show in New York City and at local meetings of the Pennsylvania Society of Association Executives in Hershey. I will be attending a catering seminar in Nashville and a restaurant show in Chicago. I will spend two weeks relaxing in Cape Cod this summer.
✒ 1970 News of
Denise Maday Greiner 309 High Street Catasauqua, PA 18032-1428 Kenneth T. Small 216 Owego Street Candor, NY 13743 From the Alumni House: Charles Osinski, “lawyer turned playwright” is the author of The Emperor’s Last Battle, a one-act play which was presented in August 1999 at the Theater Outlet in Allentown. It was also presented at the Napoleonic Society of America convention in Montreal last September. Patricia Schoenen was recently elected to the St. Luke’s Hospital board of trustees. Elizabeth Bees Anyfantis lives in Athens, Greece, with her husband and two children—see the report of her activities from her aunt in the Class of 1954 column.
✒ 1969 News of
Wayne Beaver 15848 North Tenth Street Phoenix, AZ 85022-3143 From Wayne: Congrats to the class of ’69 for the support of the Moravian College Annual Fund. Our class raised $34,865 of the $1,404,727. Our
Class Notes class was recognized at the Alumni Day ceremonies as having made the largest gift to the Alumni Fund for 1998-99! From the Alumni House: James and Carol Kissinger Griffis ’70 are currently residing in East Aurora, N.Y. Carol retired from the nursery school at which she had been working.
✒ 1968 News of
George Berger 107 Mohawk Drive Johnston, PA 15905 berger @ vms.cis.pitt.edu Jill Stefko 734 Second Avenue Bethlehem, PA 18018
✒ 1967 News of
Marisue Brugler Easterly RD Box 3109 Saylorsburg, PA 18017 From the Alumni House: Ginnie Tresolini Gress sent us holiday cheer from Switzerland. She said that her trip last February to Switzerland and Austria proved to be successful in showing her what a spectacular sport skiing could be. Cecilia Anne Matus Lerner has been semi-retired since her accident in 1996. She is now a family caregiver and a volunteer in her church’s ministries. She has two grandkids. She has found that she is enjoying “freedom” from the high-powered, highstress business/academic world!
William Horwath 22300 Maplewood Drive Southfield, MI 48034 Will@m-m-s.com
Bill Leicht 16819 N. 59th Place Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Fax: (602) 493-1949 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
From the Alumni House: Michael B. Young, professor of history at Illinois Wesleyan University, has published a new book entitled King James and the History of Homosexuality. Susan Watt Gowen is a Republican candidate for the Illinois Legislature in the November election.
✒ 1964 News of
Judith Morecz Simpson 2532 Hepplewhite Drive York, PA 17404-1216
From the Alumni House: Patricia Hall Petito is a new addition to the staff of the Samuel W. Miller Memorial Blood Center. She is responsible for the coordination of blood drives in the New Jersey areas served by the center.
✒ 1962 News of
Merr Trumbore 1040 Ebenezer Church Road Rising Sun, MD 21911 e-mail: email@example.com Emma Demuth Williams Box 221 Newfoundland, PA 18445
A Mini-Reunion in the Virgin Islands
Reunion May 18-19 Fay Iudicello 1659 Kirby Road McLean, VA 22101 Fax: 703-827-0431 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org David Berg 624 Juniper Hills Court Arnold, MD 21401 e-mail: email@example.com
Albert Frank ’67, visiting St. Thomas in March to address the Virgin Islands Conference, preached at the Memorial Moravian Church and and got together with former Moravian classmates Beverly Christian Plaskett ’67, now a social worker, Yvonne Francis ’67, a school nurse, Mary Harley ’67, an educational specialist, and Lloyd Williams ’66, a St. Thomas businessman. Al is in the middle. Photo: courtesy of Albert Frank ’67. 27
Sandra Kromer Jones 9 Driftwood Drive Somerset, NJ 08873-1717
Pearl Stein 3 Tulip Court Marlton, NJ 08053-5542
From the Alumni House: Juliana Bobb Ott is awaiting the arrival of her tenth grandchild, and will be touring Europe this fall to see the Passion Play. E. G. “Mac” McGuire has retired and is living on six acres of beautiful land.
Jane Ziegenfus Hamill 237 Thorn Street Swickley, PA 15143 From the Alumni House: Harriet Peters Williamson and her husband Bob sent news of their recent Windjammer Barefoot Cruise to the British, U.S., and Spanish Virgin Islands aboard the Flying Cloud. L. Dale Stewart Peters has been working for Shell Canada Limited for more than fourteen years as a business analyst. He retired in April 2000. He will travel to Germany to visit historical Moravian sites and see the Passion Play, and plans to teach English in Central America through the Moravian Church.
✒ 1959 News of
Kathy Werst Detwiler 1383 North Allen Street State College, PA 16803 firstname.lastname@example.org Reuben Lilly is “officially” retired at this point, but this may change at any time. He and his wife Ethel do travel, especially in Pittsburgh and Wilkes Barre. They would like to see Charlie Rush at the next reunion. Alan Bergstein apologizes for missing the last reunion. He is still deciding on future employment options including college-level teaching, retirement, returning to private practice, or working as a judicial hearing officer.
✒ 1958 News of
F. Jarrett (“Dee”) DeJulio (Bennie Bennett) P.O. Box 607 Dover, NJ 07802-0607 28
Reunion May 18-19
Reunion May 18-19 Robert Gray 3190 Pheasant Drive Northampton, PA 18067-9768 Pauline Ritter Benner 20 Vail Drive Hanover, PA 17331 From Robert: Rudy Kresh wrote that he, his wife Anna, and their daughter Teresa went with Jim Behler and his wife Ann to Ireland for a vacation, October 3-18, 1998. Ireland was wonderful. They stayed in the Dublin area for five days and toured Dublin, the Irish National Stud Farm and Japanese gardens, Powerscourt and Glendalough, and the Boyne Valley. They went north to Ballymena and got lucky, through the help of the postman, and had a private personal tour of the Moravian settlement at Gracehill by the caretaker. The minister was out of town, so the caretaker even let them in through a private gate to drive back and see the cemetery. The settlement was founded in 1742, one year after Bethlehem was founded by the Moravians. They then went on to Larne and up the northeast coast of Northern Ireland and stopped for lunch at a very pretty glen that had three waterfalls outside the window of the dining room. They then continued to the Giant’s Causeway, then to Bushmills and a visit to the famous distillery, and on to Portrush for the weekend. They went to church at St. Patrick’s and on to Derry, a walled city. They walked all the way around the walls, and during their walk the weather changed from heavy gales and rain to bright sunlight and to rain again. They also stopped in Armagh and saw two cathedrals; both the Church of Ireland and the Catholic heads are located in Armagh, both on a large hill, so it was up and down the hills. After Derry
they proceeded northwest and drove along the coastline of Donegal. They stayed in a little fishing village called Killybegs along the way. In Donegal they did their first serious shopping stop. The next stop was Sligo and William Butler Yeats’s grave. They then went to the Connemara area north of Clifden and visited Kylemore Abbey and the castle at Outergard—closed, but as they approached the castle the man who is the caretaker and helps with the restoration of the castle was leaving and he invited them in for a personal tour. What luck! The next day they went to the Aran Islands. They all made it to the top of Dunangus, an old fort on the highest point of Innsihmore. Quite a climb; once you get to the top of the fort the drop off into the Atlantic is over 300 feet and there are no guard rails. Rudy bought himself an Aran Island sweater. They saw swans and seals within 500 yards of each other, lots of rock fences, and stone structures. Next it was on to Shannon for their last two days and a visit to Cahir Castle, and on to the Rock of Cashel. The last night they went to a medieval banquet at Bunratty and enjoyed a pint at Durty Nellie’s. They send their love to all.
✒ 1955 News of
Helen Varady Keyser 2038 Kemmerer Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 Kay Moyer Cressman and her husband, Dr. Marvin, took a whirlwind trip through Pennsylvania, and a side trip to Barnstable, Mass., Cape Cod, Hyannis Port, and Nantucket. Kay writes that the fall colors were beautiful but the game preserve near Guthsville, Pa., was the best of fall for “leaf peepers” like Marvin and herself. The biggest surprises of the trip were a stop at Camp Mensch Mill, Alburtis, Pa., where she visited her cabin, “Tohickon,” and the drive down Fourth Street, Catasauqua (Kay’s homestead), which looked like Mardi Gras because of all the revelry, orange lights, porch swings in action, and Halloween neighborliness. Kay said the worst news of the New Year would be April 16 when an AA Ball Team started play next to their ranch. (The Round Rock Express—Nolan Ryan’s Field of Dreams.) Also, Kay just finished “Internet classes” at the library so that will give her something to do on game nights when she cannot get out of her driveway.
Class Notes Bam McCombs Justice retired to Sarasota, Fla., and loves being retired (we all do!). She says now she can forget about work and take a walk on the beach. When Bam gets the morning paper she picks oranges and has fresh-squeezed juice for breakfast. Gladys Smith Winkelmann writes that she and Howie have another new family member, a tiny 5-lb. cat that was found wandering around their property in poor shape. After numerous trips to the vet, the kitty is thriving and enjoying life. SueAnn Henkelman Fortney ’53 and her husband Ralph took a motor tour to Nova Scotia. They had a wonderful time and the scenery was beautiful. I also had Christmas greetings from Mary Nelmes Seagreaves, Barbara Cump Schmoyer, Rose Mandic Donchez, Anne Enright, Betty Kuss Erney, and Mary Pongracz. I saw Betty Kuss Erney before Christmas at the viewing of her mother. Joan Landrock Schlegel, Rose Mandic Donchez, and I went out for a Christmas lunch, after which we went to Joan’s house where we enjoyed some dessert and her Christmas decorations. Nancy Zeleski Frantz called me from Hollywood, Fla., in February, and said the weather is in the 70s, and that there were lots of Canadian people (from Quebec) flocking to Hollywood. She has many living in her condo. I had a call from Helen Desh Woodbridge ’54 back in January and, of course, we always get on the subject of “class columns.” It is interesting to note that we both had Miss Mary Crow, a graduate of Moravian College for Women, who taught College Preparatory English at Liberty High School, our high school alma mater, and who just recently reached her 100th. Helen and I were blessed to have Miss Crow for an English teacher. Time for a break in January, so Joan, Rosie, and I had lunch at Michael’s Restaurant. Joan and Wallace were getting ready for a trip to Florida, Virginia, and North Carolina to visit friends. They stopped to visit Bam where they spent four wonderful days, and enjoyed the Moravian yearbooks. Joan and Wallace got home before we had all the snow. Joan had a knee replacement in February. John and I visited with her, and she was doing well. But said she “had to get out,” so in March Joan, Rosie, Barbara, and I had lunch at the Lantern. Joan told us she called Glady in Spirit Lake, Idaho.
✒ 1954 News of
Helen Desh Woodbridge 3574 Browning Lane Bethlehem, PA 18017 The core of this column, the first written in 2000 for the winter magazine, comes from your December cards, notes and letters. One of the first friends I met early at Moravian was my “big sister” Fran Webber Horton ’52, English major, now in nearby Audubon, who wrote “as the closing of the century fast approaches, it is appropriate to reflect on the events of 1999. This year one project was organizing an heirloom recipe booklet in which I gathered special recipes from the Hicks, Horton, Moyer, and Webber families.” With photos and recipes she collected from the 1900s through the 1940s, these foods “reflect the broad changes in our life styles.” On travel she wrote “our third annual trip to England included a B&B garden tour in Herefordshire. Absolutely magnificant gardens. Flowers are grown close together and thick so that weeds don’t have a chance.” Her daughter Averil lives in a beautiful English village with many small exquisite gardens near the sea with a wonderful beach walk. Jonathan and the four kids would travel the distance in the wide grassy plain which adjoined the blacktop area, kicking a soccer ball back and forth. Great ideas and composition for water colors were everywhere.” From Averil she heard that the heat wave experienced during their visit brought “the first real summer in seven years.” They especially remember the lavish dinners served on heated plates at the B&B during the heat wave. Fran continues to study water colors and took a Stephen Quiller workshop at Ursinus. Fran is involved in church music groups and Saturday communion services where she sees the number of volunteers expanding. Each year during the holiday season she sees at the intergenerational activities an increase of young people who love to sing. From these descriptions and mention of Rod’s fishing with his brother we get a picture of their enjoyment of the “fruits of retirement.” Classmate Nancy Webber Whissen, med tech and sister of Fran Webber Horton ’52, wrote from Dallas, Tex., that “not much has changed in her life style during the past year.” At the private school where she teaches chemistry, algebra and geometry to eight students—two ninth-graders, one tenth-grader, three eleventh-graders and two
twelfth-graders, she knows about each student and their interests. On the weekends you’ll find her at the organ at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Grand Prairie where she hopes to be offered all five masses on Saturday and Sunday. Her daughter visited over the holidays and hopes to have her D.V.M. in 2000. Her son Eddie likes his new contract work with the IRS and plans to marry in June. Lois Lutz Geehr, English major, in nearby North Wales, Pa., wrote, “I find it difficult to believe that this letter will be the last to carry a date that begins 19—. To type the year 2000 on any document seems to propel us forward into a vast unknown that seems even more vast and more unknown that is usually the case. She enjoys freelance copyediting, and says the “truly sustaining fundamentals of life flow from life as lived in the content of family and the love that has carried us in the past will surely sustain us in the millenium that lies ahead.” She praises their church, St. Peter’s Lutheran, for its inspiring music. Her Advent letter closed with a Confucian proverb that speaks about how beauty of character and harmony in the home brings order in the nation and peace in the world. Dottie Ruyak also made reference in her Christmas letter to the year “beginning with 19 that is drawing to a close.” She realized her plans to retire in April. Her five days in the hospital, however, prevented her from attending our 45th reunion, but test results showed her circulatory system is all OK. Neighbors were very helpful during her period of being dependent of others. Since then she’s focused on a fitness program at a gym, keeping up the 40+-year-old house on the outside and simplifying on the inside, taking day trips to museums and local sites and keeping in touch with family and friends. Marian Wagner, in Myerstown, Pa., expressed her thanks for our 45th reunion on her Christmas card. For Pat Nuttall and Charles Lewis, 1999 marked their 45th anniversary, celebrated with a family dinner in Colorado. Joan Kinard Mercado was back in her home state for her 50th Aldan Junior High School class reunion on October 11, on Moravian’s South Campus with MCW classmates on the 12th, then with her college roommate Gloria Rabenold Churchman on to Hershey next day for a visit with classmates Pauline Ritter Benner and Mary Louise Kilpatrick Kohl. Joan described this trip as “a real chicken soup for the soul.” More about October 12 appeared in the
Class Notes Winter issue 2000. Bev Bell ’56, after being reminded by Joan of the Ex-Lax bubble-gum incident, said she does admit to doing things of that sort, but doesn’t recall that one. Joan’s Christmas letter tells us, “I’m still reveling in renewing these friendships and driving through my lovely state.” In Houston she continues her activities at First Presbyterian Church as a choir member, librarian, children’s choir accompanist, handbell ringer, member of Musical Club chorus and Houston Symphony League. Betty Kuss Erney’s card from Houston reminded me of the banners we carried in the parade for our class’s 45th. Does anyone read Piecework magazine? The ’97 issue had an article entitled “Schoolgirls’ Samplers from Linden Hall” by Patricia T. Herr. Through the thoughtfulness of Marion Oland Diehl ’53 with the article I have been reminded of Moravian education for women and the quotation by former headmaster of Linden Hall, Dr. Byron Horne, who said: “Teach a boy and you educate one man, teach a girl and you educate a family.” Pat Nebinger viewed Christmas in historic Bethlehem from a horse-drawn carriage and took note, she said, of the house where I once lived. Pat Hunter ’53 and her cat went to South Carolina to be with a daughter and family for Christmas. Then in January we three met for lunch at the Candlelight Inn. Sally Morris ’53 remembers friends she met during her three years at Moravian. Her interest in the American Revolution continues, evident on her Christmas card printed by the National Society of Sons of the American Revolution and in her DAR chapter’s presentation of the George Washington bronze relief to the Sun Inn on February 3 and her attendance there again on the 21st for the Washington’s Birthday celebration and reception. This bicentennial year reminds us of the memorial services and other acts of mourning on his death observed by the Moravian community here on his birthday in 1800. Grace MacMurtrie is another who remembers friends from her days on the Church Street campus. My niece, Elizabeth Bees Anyfantis ’70, lives in Athens, Greece, with her husband and two children, both in their teens. She pursues her interest in English by giving lessons in English in the apartments of her students. Christmas and New Year’s are both times she especially misses the Moravian way of celebrating them, she writes. The Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy, she says, reminds her of her hometown. “The part about the choir of singers and string players who went around 30
the village after dark to announce Christ’s birth at every house where people were expected to open their windows to thank them” reminded her of the Moravian trombone choir at Easter when they play in the early morning hours at several locations in town. Her talent with needle and thread and for organization helped us greatly this summer during her visit in town with Antoni and Marina.
✒ 1953 News of
cousins in Illinois. She has discovered WebTV and the Internet to keep in touch with the people in her life. She has two dogs and a cat that keep her busy. Nancy Oplinger Dover bought a new, purple, cross (or hybrid) fitness bike. She rides about 20 miles twice a week with a group of “seniors.” She leads a group of walkers three times a week. She is part of the spring session of OASIS and is looking forward to her trip to Maui. Randy and I have been in our new home for six months. We celebrated Christmas here with all three young ones and a son-in-law.
Charlie Hasenecz 3940 Washington Street Bethlehem, PA 18020 Mundahas@aol.com
Marilyn Nuss Landon 1510 Taylor Avenue Ft. Washington, MD 20744-2911
Bob Scholl P.O. Box 5083 Bethlehem, PA 18015
E. Allen Schultz 931 San Carlos Avenue, N.E. St. Petersburg, FL 33702
✒ 1952 News of
Gloria Parkhill PO Box 214 Stockertown, PA 18083-0214 From the Alumni House: Zora Martin Felton recently received the Katherine Coffee Award for distinguished contributions to museums. The award was presented by the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums in Baltimore, Md. Zora has been the recipient of numerous other awards including the Raymond S. Haupert Humanitarian Award and the John Amos Comenius Alumni Award.
Reunion May 18-19 Andy Jasso 35 W. Greenwich Street Bethlehem, PA 18018-2439 Carol Buechner McMullen 9 Magnolia Ave. Montvale, N.J. 07645 From Carol: Byrdie Loveless Jackson flew to Florida last June for her granddaughter’s high school graduation. In November she will visit
✒ 1949 Faye Werley Jurden Oak Lane Manor 1113 Parkside Drive Wilmington, DE 19803 Thomas F. Keim 335 Spring St. Bethlehem, PA 18018 William H. Woods 3032 Coplay Lane Whitehall, PA 18052 From Tom: The last issue of the Moravian College Magazine featured my granddaughter on the inside front cover, Linda Hunsicker, 9, who will be a future Greyhound in the year 2009. From Faye: Penny Hall Porter was unable to attend the 50th reunion due to the illness of her husband. Penny taught kindergarten in Philadelphia before going west. Since 1967 she has been teaching “The Joy of Writing” to junior high and high school students in southeastern Arizona. She and Bill were cattle ranching on a ranch in Cochise County, Ariz., and now live in Tucson. Her twentieth story, “Green Eggs and Sam” appeared in the March 1999 issue of Reader’s Digest. Her book Heartstrings and Tail Tuggers was published by Reader’s Digest also. Louise Van Ess Charnock is living in the Augusta, Ga., area and could not attend the reunion because she expected to be out of
Class Notes the country. Her last visit to Moravian was in 1953. She has grandchildren and greatgrandchildren near her. She has been a “perpetual volunteer since Junior League days.” She is regional secretary for the fivestate region of the Brothers and Sisters of St. Francis and travels extensively. “I just completed a harrowing course in computers at Augusta State University and am trying to get proficient enough to use mine.” Posie Bosek Clymer and Ell have moved to central Florida and have built a new home there, after living on Hilton Head island for twelve years. The building of their new home kept her from attending the reunion. She and Ell have traveled extensively and kept busy with golf, church choir, etc. Their daughter Lois has a 14-year-old son and they visit often. Corrine Schreibstein Gerson Ackerman is an accomplished author. I saw Teresa Enright Eliezer’s sister at the reunion and she said that Teresa is well and happy. On a sad note, I end with the news of the death of Kay Simmons Grafton. She had been ill for three years. She and Fred have five children and nine grandchildren. She and Rick raised their children in Hellertown, moving to California in 1968.
✒ 1948 News of
Marion Schmidt Heacock 407 East Fairview Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 Kathryn Heller Saugen-Erickson has moved to Hayden, Idaho. In 1999 she spent three months in Yuma, Ariz., enjoying the sunshine amd renewing old friendships. She took up watercolor, did a lot of bicycling and spent two days in Los Angeles visiting the Getty Museum. During last summer the Ericksons settled in their new home and state and formed new friendships and renewed old ones. The family members reside mostly in Spokane. Her husband Bill is in poor health with terminal colon cancer. They are enjoying one day at a time, and celebrated their twelfth anniversary on January 1. Winnie Harte Seifert swims at the YMCA. Her husband Rod is doing fine after his quadruple bypass. Shirley Marks Pooley is publishing articles in the Sacramento Bee and the Auburn Journal. She hopes to have an article in the Chicken Soup series. In January she attended a writer’s conference in Tucson, Ariz., that was directed by Penny Hall
Porter ’49. In February Tom and Shirley vacationed in Vegas.
✒ 1947 News of
June Urffer Moyer 27012 Aldeano Drive Mission Viejo, CA 92691 Barbara Schlegel Miller and Kenny are well and keeping busy. Betty Kiegel Mesner writes that she had a trabeculectomy, a surgical treatment for glaucoma, in September and is still healing. She also has a corneal abrasion which is slowing down her healing process. Bill has been having seizures and cannot drive so they rely on their church friends often for help and support. Her sister Margaret has been a great inspiration to her. Reen Iredell Cutler has recovered since her heart surgery and is busy again. After graduation she took off to Colorado Springs to be with her family. Then off she went to Disneyworld, Miami Beach, and Jupiter, Fla. I just spent my birthday weekend with Ann Root Meyer ’46 and Ed. We had lots of fun!
Reunion May 18-19 Martha Miexell Danner 10 Lynbrook Drive Lambertville, NJ 08530-3007 Ada Zellner Flower 834 Hilltop Road Oyster Bay, NY 11771 Ileen Whitehead Birnbuam 4167 Green Pond Road Bethlehem, PA 18017 From Ada: Mildred Henrie Kepler recently had hand surgery and I did enjoy speaking with her. Her friends are a help and Fritzie, the pup, is her constant joy. Phyllis Clark is thankful for the support she received from her friends when her dear friend and housemate, Sue Powell, passed away in October. Patricia Duckworth Brown is getting the hang of living in a retirement community. An eye problem has slowed down her painting. She recently cruised on the Delta Queen. She planned to be visit England in the spring to see the Chelsea Flower Show. Marian Emig Hoffman spent Thanksgiv-
ing in Chandler, Ariz., with her daughter Judy, but will spend a quiet Christmas in Fairbanks, Alaska, her winter wonderland. Ann and Bill Smythe traveled all over the U.S. and Spain. There were weddings, funerals, graduations, and anniversary parties to attend. While in Florida visiting Ann’s brother they saw Grace Keeler Hodge and Dave, and Barbara Shepherd. Ann Root (and Ed) Meyer have had some correspondence concerning Elihu Root, an ancestor. They say the latchstring on their door in Coronado, Calif., is always open. Frank and I have also traveled in 1999. The “biggie” was to St. Petersburg, Russia, and the Nordic countries. We came away from Russia feeling sad for the people and amazed by their ability to endure. Frank had a mild stroke in November and has recovered completely!
✒ 1945 News of
Jane Smith Ebelhare 805 Buckeye Street Ft. Collins, CO 80524 Florence Drebert Fritts and her husband Warren sold their house in October and moved into an apartment nearby. They are happy and healthy. Lois Moser Harke is keeping in touch with family through her new computer. They visited family in Madison, Wis., Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania over the Christmas holidays. Alice Joyce Yeager and husband Bob attend plays, Florida’s West Coast Symphony, operas, and ballets. Bob will be inducted into the Sons of the American Revolution. Their son has done genealogic searches and has established several ancestors that were active during the Revolutionary period. Ellen Peters McGinnis and her husband Ralph moved out of their home of 47 years into a wonderful two-bedroom apartment on a lake in Orlando, Fla. Their families were a big help with the move. Eleanor Beidelman Kline recently visited Alice, Tex., to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Schallert School, where she taught for four years and which her children attended. Before going home they stopped by Padre Island. Jackie Stout McGiffert’s son delighted her with a wonderful Christmas gift of a Moravian star. Jackie Haas Bauder sends news. The 31
Class Notes M&M’s (Florence Drebert Fritts, Janet Moyer Paulus, Doris Fetterman Cherrington ’43, and Jackie) had their annual Christmas party at Doris’s house in Allentown after a Belsnickel Luncheon at Phoebe Home. In February Jackie went to the Sun Inn for a lecture on the DaVinci Horse, which was built from the drawings of DaVinci in Fogelsville, Pa. She spent much of the winter days doing jigsaw puzzles, attending ballet performances at Lehigh. Jackie also informed me that Betty Wachstetter Griffis moved to an apartment in January. She concludes with, “Where we once compared children and activities, we now compare doctors and medications.” Janet Moyer Paulus and her husband Dick are beginning to feel at home in their new place.
✒ 1944 News of
Jane Shirer 6447 Overbrook Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19151
✒ 1943 News of
Margaret L. Albright 129 North 11th Street Allentown, PA 18102 June Bright Reese 22 East Washington Avenue Bethlehem, PA 18018 From Margaret: Marie Brady Fuller’s family moved back east to New York. Her grandsons were not happy to leave California, but are getting used to their new environment. My sister Alma and I took several overnight trips to Atlantic City to beat the winter blahs. Let’s hear from the rest of you. Maybe you have some special vacations in mind or even something outstanding to report about one of your family members.
✒ 1942 News of
Mary Kuehl Concevitch 1036 Center Street Bethlehem, PA 18018
The sympathy of the class is extended to Grace Clauser Vaughn, whose mother died this past December at the age of 99. Minnie, as she was called, lived at Moravian Hall Square in Nazareth, and I would often see her pushing people in wheelchairs around. She was an active person. Sympathy is also extended to Nan Murphy, whose sister died last November. Nan still resides in Southberry, Conn. Mildred Couch Feeley and her husband Ed were planning to spend the winter in Florida, after spending Christmas in Maryland with their daughter and family. Ruth Schantz Fortino and her husband Pat visited their daughter Sally in Switzerland. Peggy Lutz Gray has cut back on some activities but still keeps busy. She is no longer the choir president, but continues to sing in it. She helps in the Women’s Group, and belongs to the “Knit-Wits” a group which makes items for the homeless and needy. She made her annual visit to her sister in Florida last fall. As a docent at the Moravian Museum, I ran into Grace Abele Rader while taking a group around. Besides being a docent at the museum, I also help in our food bank, am coleader of our prayer guild, and am active in Moravian Women and the choir. My son Bill has remarried, so after having only one grandaughter, I now have a grandson and two step-grandsons. They live in Alpharetta, Ga. I have visited them and attended Carter Museum and baseball games at Turner Field. My daughter Charlotte McGorry keeps busy showing her beautiful Afghan hound, Savannah, in local and national dog shows.
children, and their grandchildren. Bob preaches twice a month at a Lutheran church in Cementon, Pa. Leona Quinn ’39 works like a trooper notifying classmates from both Fountain Hill High School and Moravian about luncheons and get-togethers. If you want to come, give her a call. Violet Kuhn Bushwaller lives at Country Meadows Buildings in Bethlehem. Jean Mecherly Myers ’39 celebrated her birthday on February 25 with her son and daughter and family. She now lives at Luther Crest retirement community in Allentown. Lois Yerger Fischel had a belated birthday party on December 26 at the Minsi Trail Inn with twenty-three family members. I am still in excellent health and doing a few trips now and then to Hawaii, Maine, and Florida. In between there are church activities, tutoring Chinese students and ushering Zoellner concerts at Lehigh.
✒ 1940 News of
Anne Borhek Manning 7 Springmoor Drive Raleigh, NC 27615-4324
✒ 1939 News of
Arlington A. Nagle, M.D. 855 N. Park Road, Apt. 201 Reading, PA 19610
Reunion May 18-19
Margeurite Resetco 21 W. Laurel Street Bethlehem, PA 18018
Ruth Hemmerly Kelly 30 West Market Street Bethlehem, PA 18018
Edith Rich Ettinger and her husband keep busy with work for Meals on Wheels, a soup kitchen, and the hospital. Their daughter lives nearby on a dairy farm. Barbara Bastian Uhrig writes that she has only had two visitors come to Tucson to “warm the cockles of her heart.” Anybody for a trip to Tucson? Letty Cliff Shurskis keeps busy in Lebanon, Pa., with her crafts, sewing and church activities, but has stopped driving down to Bethlehem. Thelma Scheifele Heiberger and her husband Bob continue to enjoy life, their
✒ 1938 Evalyn Adams Hawk 306 Ohio Avenue, Shimer Manor Phillipsburg, N.J. 08865 From Evalyn: Christine Roberts Fraley from Carlisle, Pa., and Catherine Marquard from Langhorne, Pa., write to say they are doing fine. Many Moravian classmates are leaving Florida. Betty Wagner Chase and her husband Harold sold their house in Engelwood, Fla., and moved to New Hamp-
Class Notes shire to be near their son. Betty Kessler Brady and her sister moved from Engelwood, Fla., to central Florida. Blanche Williams Sheese and her husband Fred sold their house in North Port, Fla., and their house near Hershey, Pa., and have moved near their daughter and family in Virginia. Frances Fulmer McClain is in Sun City, Ariz., and is just fine. My husband Stan and I enjoyed our eighteenth winter here in North Port, Fla. From the Alumni House: According to the ladies at the Allentown Club luncheon, Ruth Smith Penick has had a stroke and her husband Landis has Parkinson’s disease.
✒ 1937 News of
Bertha Finkelstein Cohen 2800 South Ocean Boulevard, Apt. 9A Boca Raton, FL 33432
Reunion May 18-19 Harold E. Orvis 421 East Drake Road Ft. Collins, CO 80525-1731 An Allentown newspaper reported the death of Earl Bauman at age 89. He will be remembered for his ability to play the piano. After graduation he earned his master’s degree at Lehigh and taught history at a high school. It is hard to believe that four years have gone by since we led the parade around campus celebrating our 60th reunion. Those present were Martin Goerner, Howard Hemmerly, Robert Iobst, Sheldon Mackey, and William Ueberroth. It was only four months later that we heard the shocking news that Rudy suffered a heart attack while swimming and drowned while swimming. Terence Garrity is no longer living in Bethlehem but in South Allentown, Pa.
✒ 1935 News of
Wilma Kistler Uhrich 300 Willow Valley Lakes Dr., Apt. A319 Willow Street, PA 17584
A Pioneer into the 21st Century The brass plate on her black onyx pen holder reads Ellen Goodman Pioneer Child Study Center 1951-75 The educational milestones and professional activities of Ellen Goodman ’31 do indeed exemplify the spirit of a true pioneer. A public-school educator and practicing psychologist in Bethlehem for nearly six decades, she innovated and encouraged the expansion of many of the notable educational programs that distinguish student services in Bethlehem and other areas of the Lehigh Valley to this day. A Depression-era graduate of Moravian with an English major, Goodman began her career as an elementary school teacher in Bethlehem where her family had settled circa 1914 and subsequently operated a furniture store. But her educational vision went far beyond her initial role as a classroom teacher. She enrolled in night classes at Lehigh University, earned her M.A. in education with a major in psychology, and became the first psychologist serving the Bethlehem School District. As the school system’s psychologist, Goodman developed a teacher referral system for lagging and troubled students and presided over expansion of school district psychological services (the staff eventually reached a high of 11 professionals). Along with a colleague, she established the Child Study Center and promoted coordination of child-homeschool and social-needs relationships. In 1967 she earned her Ph.D. in educational psychology at Lehigh and was named senior psychologist for the school district. About this time she also began a private practice from her home which she continued without interruption until her 80th year. Meanwhile, she convinced the school district of the need for a consulting psychiatrist and in 1972 was named the first coordinator of the Child Study Center. “I was often referred to as the trailblazer,” she confided to me. Goodman has made every possible use of her time and talents as an organizer and participant in the growing field of child and family services in the Lehigh Valley. She has been active in numerous agencies concerned with the exceptional child, adoptions, foster placement, and juvenile rehabilitation. In this connection, she served for a number of years on the board of directors of Wiley House (now known as KidsPeace), a major Lehigh Valley agency for juvenile rehabilitation. Students at Moravian and Northampton Community College also knew her as an instructor of child development. Goodman now resides in a retirement facility in Bethlehem where she recently demonstrated another aspect of her creative spirit. An accomplished pianist (she began lessons at the age of 10), she accompanied a group of fellow residents in an afternoon sing-along. Ever modest in referring to her professional and personal talents, Goodman credits her innovative drive to a “loving, concerned family that encouraged me in my continuing education and was supportive of my very busy schedule.” — Betty Adams Roach ’43
Class Notes From the Alumni House: Naomi and Tubby Campbell wrote to update us on some alums from the Fellowship of Christian Athletes that they still keep in touch with. They had a visit from Regina Frejer Yorke ’83, her husband, Bob and adopted child, Owen. Matt Crane ’73 stopped to see them on the way to his brother’s wedding. They also heard from Vito Guarino ’80, who had been doing a lot of overseas travel but was home for a while.
☛ Changes News of
Marriages 1996 Melissa Ann Breiner to Keith Wesley Orwan, July 3, 1999. Elizabeth Dravecz to Richard Leiby, September 11, 1999.
1995 Beth-Ann Gori to Brian Heffernan, August 21, 1999.
1994 Dena Mendlen to Keith Emerson, June 8, 1997.
1993 Valerie Ala to Glenn Donnelly, September 12, 1998.
1991 Erika Larsen to Dennis Condomitti ’95, November 1999. Sharon DiGiacopo to Robert Sutter, December 31, 1999.
David M. Calvo, January 13, 2000. Eileen M. Landis, January 3, 2000.
Becky Kobler to Ed Brooking, to be wed in May 2000.
Bridget Cain to Brad Mayberry, to be wed June 24, 2000. Dave Connor to Missy Whitehouse, to be wed June 16, 2001. Lisa Frey to Shawn Hawkins, to be wed September 30, 2000.
David Garbeil to Maggie Kuhn, to be wed February 27, 2000.
Births 1996 Michelle Mistysyn Ulsh and Mike, a daughter, Madison Marie.
1992 Michael Hennebery and Amy HayesHennebery, a daughter, Eve Sinclair, May 1999. Marc and Alicia Dilworth Kolber ’93, a daughter, Laurel Jane, September 16, 1999. Scott and Bonnie Mitchell, a son, Grey Macgregor, January 17, 2000.
Janice Holtzman, February 21, 1997. Alice Graver Bittner, December 13, 1999.
1959 Rodney J. Miller, February 12, 2000.
1955 Roger “Rod” Williams, February 16, 2000.
1952 Nancy Ritter Cornish, May 22, 1999. Lois Iannotta Miller, November 25, 1999.
1951 Michael Loupos, January 26, 2000. W. L. William “Bill” DeLong, January 13, 2000.
1950 Fern Snyder Jackson, October 20, 1999.
Dori Brown Ahart and Greg, a daughter, Erin Virginia, February 26, 2000. Kevin Hutter and Tara, a daughter, Karli Morgan, November 15, 1999. Lisa Garger McGill and Matt, a daughter, Megan Elizabeth, February 5, 2000.
Catherine Simmons Grafton, October 29, 1999.
Laura Moses to David Winters, to be wed September 30, 2000.
Andrew Semmel to Cynthia Sitcov, February 10, 2000.
James Hillary to Becky Page ’98, no wedding date given. Jennifer Ann DeBelli to Brad Lee Lower ’98, to be wed July 14, 2001.
Barret “Brett” Ziegler, January 1, 2000.
E. Scott Adams, March 2, 2000.
Ingrid Olsen Gerber and Mark, a daughter, Lauren Blair Gerber, January 23, 2000.
Kathi Jackson to Todd Shunk, to be wed November 18, 2000. Kristin M. Pennings to Joseph Macick, to be wed spring 2002. Missy Stengel to Doug Andresko, to be wed on June 10, 2000.
Ronald Kriner and Maria, a son, Noah, February 24, 1999.
1986 Tom and Sharon Lucas Montalto, a son, Blake Joseph, November 26, 1999. Deborah Fosburg Tomkins ’86 and Gregory, a son, Caleb Peter Tomkins.
1948 Joseph Ciofalo, January 7, 2000. Lucy Romig Hilder, February 13, 2000. Geraldine Searfass, October 31, 1999.
1947 Fred Beckel, December 29, 1999. Boyd A. Flater, March 19, 2000. Thomas J. Keefe, August 26, 1999.
1943 Gertrude Randolph Starner, March 23, 2000.
1942 Gretchen Wunder Ewing, March 27, 2000.
1936 Earl Bauman, January 12, 2000. Polly (Mary) Farquhar Lang, March 7, 2000.
Roy and Rhonda Bastian, a son, Cameron Richard, July, 26, 1999.
Faculty, Staff, Friends
Susan Pitonak Divyer and Frank, a son, Michael Edward, February 22, 2000.
Charlie Wright, March 21, 2000. Former faculty member, Computer Science Department.
Madeline Fuhr Schlotter, January 6, 2000.
A Family Affair
The Zarnas family has a long history with Moravian College. Father Stephen ’68, daughters Grace Zarnas-Hoyer ’91 and Christina Donahue ’94, and son Constantine’00 have all benefited from a Moravian education. Every year the gifts of alumni, parents, and friends of the College ensure that the tradition of educational excellence continues. The Zarnas family is making sure that future students have the same opportunities they did. This year they offered a challenge gift to Moravian when they decided to support the “Senior Class Scholarship Fund.” This fund, started by the Class of 1999 and continued by the Class of 2000, provides essential financial aid to benefit a member of the senior class. For information on how to create a permanent fund for scholarship or financial aid, contact: The Moravian College Development Office 1200 Main Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 610 861-1336 or 800 429-9437
Hard work. Dedication. Pride. Support. Whether in the classroom, on the field, or in life Moravian students achieve excellence. Every year alumni help students reach for excellence through their gifts to the Annual Fund.
MORAVIAN COLLEGE 1200 Main Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 Address Service Requested
Non-Profit Organization U.S. Postage PAID Bethlehem, PA Permit No. 301