COLLEGE MAGAZINE â€¢ WINTER 2000
Amrhein Investment Fund Breaks the Million-Dollar Barrier
Jeanne Taccarino Guaraldo ’69, Kathleen Doyle Dowd ’68, and Connie Stirling Hodson ’68 award the first-place tailgate trophy to Kristina Stoneback Donatelli ’93, Craig Stoneback with grandson Tanner, Joanne Stoneback, Danielle Weida-Schurman ’93, Sarah Lichtenwalner-Lang ’93, Kim Kruse ’93, and Cindy Gerhard.
Bonnie Metz, Lee Metz ’86, Emilia Petrucci, Jeanne Petrucci ’86, Rick Cobb ’87, Kathy Cobb ’86 holding Meghan Cobb, and friend Lauren.
LaJona Johnson ’00 (front), Susanne Farina ’99, Lynne Grzywacz ’99, Kelly Pico ’01, Renae Buckenmyer ’00, Ron Buckenmyer ’74, and Tara Buckenmyer.
A future Hound shows off her blue and grey fingernails.
Mirka Dospel ’98, Jennifer Stawinski ’98, Tara Palmentere ’97, and Renee Bond ’97.
John Pappas ’70 and Bob Gratz ’75, “parking volunteers extraordinaires.”
Chris Erb ’98, Melissa Hege ’98, Joe Bordieri ’97, and Sean Carroll ’98. Photos: Gergory M. Fota ’69.
Moravian College Magazine Staff Editor Assistant editor Sports editor
Susan Overath Woolley Christopher M. Hess Mark J. Fleming
Alumni Relations Staff Director Assistant director Class notes assistant Student assistant
Bertha Francis Knisely ’69 Elizabeth K. Martin Patricia Murray Hanna ’82 Lisa Hahn ’00
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Table of Contents Around Campus
Mrs. Hurd Wants You
One Million Reasons for Hounds to Be Bullish
Working for Worldwide, Lifelong Health
A Labor of Love
Alumni Association News
Volume 49, No. 1 Moravian College Magazine Winter 2000
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Cover photo 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.
Allison Richardi ’01, Ryan Purdy ’01 (wearing glasses), and William Onofry ’01 are among the successful student investors whose expertise propelled the Amrhein Investment Fund past the million-dollar mark.
Back cover photo
Tim Gilman ’73
Enjoying the second annual Mardi Gras Dinner Dance are Alumni Board student relations chair Teri McCandless Bishop ’81, Young Alumni Board president Frank Chou ’96, assistant director of financial aid Jen Drey ’91, SAA Mardi Gras chair Chris Watt ’01, SAA president Heather Wickmann ’00, Pam Rokke, and Rick Kingston ’77. 3
Around Campus The Commission on the Future Wraps It Up
Charles Peischl, left, congratulates John McDermott, executive director of the Commission on the Future, and Robert Schoenen, chair of the Commission, at the presentation of the Commission’s Photo: Philip Stein. final report to the trustees at the Comenius Dinner.
On October 29, 1999, the year-long work of the Commission on the Future came to a formal conclusion with the presentation of its final report to Charles J. Peischl, outgoing chair of the Joint Board of Trustees of Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary, by the Commission’s leader, Robert J. Schoenen Jr., at the Comenius Dinner. The report was the culmination of three years of study and planning, beginning with the development of a strategic planning process for the College in 1996, the endorsement of a set of strategic goals and initiatives in 1997, reaffirmation of the institution’s accreditation in 1998, and the work of the Commission’s members through the 1998-1999 academic year. The more than 200 alumni, community leaders, business and industry executives, and friends of the College and Seminary who made up the Commission’s six task forces brought their diverse perspectives to examinations of student life, mentoring, leadership and character development, issues of community and diversity, understanding and engagement with global issues, the learning environment and the history and traditions of the institution, the relationship between the College and the Seminary, and the special challenges involved in preparing students for careers in ministry. In its report, the Commission submitted more than 300 observations and recommendations to the Board of Trustees as a result of its analysis of the issues the institution ought to address in these areas. Following the board’s acceptance of the Commission’s final report, the trustees met with senior administrators to determine the course of action to be followed in response to the Commission’s recommendations. A summary of the Commission’s report and the response of the institution will be available shortly from the Commission Office. Anyone who wishes a copy may request one by mail or by telephoning the office at 610 861-3908.
Year-End Report on Gifts Moravian’s new chair of the Board of Trustees, Priscilla Payne Hurd, brightened Moravian’s holidays with a most generous contribution of $270,000. In making this gift, Mrs. Hurd said that she “wanted to raise the sights of all Moravian’s constituencies to follow suit with support of this institution.” President Ervin J. Rokke expressed the College’s deep gratitude. “This gift from Mrs. Hurd is an example of her deep affection for this institution, its students and faculty,” he said. “This contribution will support the Annual Fund, the Music and Art Departments, and the Payne Gallery. What a wonderful way for Moravian to begin the New Year, thanks once again to Priscilla Payne Hurd.” The Development Office has also announced receipt of the following major gifts and pledges during 1999. • Support from several trustees ranging from $11,000 to $50,000. • A grant of $70,000 from the Helen Bader Foundation of Milwaukee, in support of “Art, Music, and Education as Strategies for Survival,” an exhibit and related activities focusing on the art of the children of the Nazi-era concentration camp at Theresienstadt. • A grant of $35,000 from the Charles A. Frueauff Foundation for scholarships. • An increase of 130% in business support of the 1999-2000 Annual Fund over last year. Members of the local business community have made over $53,000 in gifts and pledges to support the Learning Connection at Moravian College over the next three years. With leadership and support from Air Products, Just Born, EDS, the Bell Atlantic Foundation, the Martin D. Cohen Foundation, and the Elmer Gates Foundation, the Learning Connection trains Moravian students to serve as mentors for local elementary school children. The Learning Connection also offers support services for families of children involved in the program and assists in creating service-learning opportunities at Moravian College.
• A 17% increase in support of the Annual Fund from faculty and staff. Overall, the College Annual Fund total is 12% higher than it was on the same date last year, while the Moravian Theological Seminary Annual Fund is running 9% ahead of last year. In addition, more than $800,000 in bequests was added to the endowment. Such “ultimate gifts from both alumni and friends of Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary remind each of us how important it is to make certain our own estate plans are in order,” said Linda Robertson, director of the annual fund. Susanne Shaw, vice president for institutional advancement, noted a significant increase in developmentoriented activity by faculty and administrators. “My special congratulations to Anne Dutlinger, assistant professor of art, for her excellent grant writing skills that resulted in a major grant from the Helen Bader Foundation. Anne’s work serves as a model of cooperation between the development department and an individual academic department.”
Three New Members Join the Board of Trustees The Moravian College Board of Trustees has elected three new members to its ranks. The new board members are Christian Jepsen, chief financial officer and vice president of the Fuller Company, Susan Studds, deputy director of accreditation, assessment, and faculty development at the National Defense University, and Frederick Sutliff, a retired ophthalmologic surgeon and Moravian alumnus. Before assuming his current position at the Fuller Company, Christian Jepsen held the same position with FLS-Fuller Engineering in Denmark. Very active in the regional community, he is a member of the Bethlehem Rotary Club and a member of the board of governors of the Allentown-Lehigh County Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Jepsen served as a member of the Global Engagement Task Force of the Commission on the Future. Susan Studds has directed the strategic planning and academic accreditation
processes at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. A member of the NDU faculty, she teaches courses in leadership, organizational change, decision-making, and education to the nation’s senior military leaders at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and the Information Resources Management College. She received her bachelor’s degree from Hanover College, her master’s degree from Miami University, and her doctorate from the University of Maryland. She served on the Learning Environment Task Force of the Commission on the Future. Before his retirement, Frederick P. Sutliff practiced as a surgeon at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. He received his bachelor’s degree from Moravian College in 1943 and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Temple University. Sutliff is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmol-
ogy as well as the American Academy of Surgeons. He served as a member of the Community and Diversity Task Force of the Commission on the Future.
Moravian’s Financial Planning Certificate Program Approved The Spring 2000 semester marked the kickoff of a new certificate program in personal financial planning in the Division of Continuing Studies. At its September 1999 executive meeting, the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, an independent certifying organization, approved the Moravian College certificate program. The new program is designed to train students to develop comprehensive financial plans, implement the plans with client approval, and monitor and modify plans as economic, financial and personal circumstances require. Indi-
Moravian Campus Spends “Two Weeks in Australia” Two Weeks in Australia, second in a series of annual programs aimed at promoting global awareness and understanding, took place from November 1 to November 13, 1999. Moravian is working to increase the number of students studying abroad as well as the number of international students studying at the College. The program delved into diverse aspects of Australian culture. It included demonstrations of the arts, international films, costumes, traveling exhibits, and samplings of the food of Australia. Students, faculty, and staff were able to immerse themselves in whatever area appealed to their interests and were surprised at every turn with more information about this island continent.
Janet Sipple, professor of nursing and chair of the Department of Nursing, gave a presentation on a trip “Down Under.” She shared her experiences of sightseeing along the east coast of Queensland, bush-walking, cruising Sydney Harbor, and touring health care agencies and medical centers. The program also included a trip to the Trexler-Lehigh County Game Preserve. Those who participated learned how the game preserve cares for such Australian animals as kangaroos, wallabies, and emus. Two Weeks in Australia was well attended and proved a rousing success. Next year . . . Nepal.
Photo: Rosemary Gish Ebersole.
viduals who have earned the right to use the CFP designation have successfully completed an educational program registered with the CFP Board of Standards. The CFP designation is recognized within the financial planning community as a symbol of academic excellence and professionalism. Moravian is one of 106 educational institutions nationwide (and the only Lehigh Valley educational institution) approved by the CFP Board of Standards to offer this program. Students completing the Moravian College personal financial planning programs will be eligible to sit for the national CFP certification examination administered by the CFP Board.
“With more than 100 educational institutions offering the CFP Board’s curriculum, the increased student interest in financial planning as a career is obvious, said John D. Rossi III, assistant professor of accounting and the program’s director. “The addition of this new program will strengthen Moravian’s offerings in an up-and-coming field.”
Moravian Professor’s Updike Book Gets National Notice A book edited by James Yerkes, professor of religion and philosophy, was featured in the January 7, 2000, issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education. The book, John Updike and Religion: The Sense
The Faces behind the Facades A new display in Reeves Library, showing prominent campus buildings and the people for whom they were named, will “help students and others understand the rich heritage of the personalities that have shaped our campus.” Linda LaPointe and Bonnie Falla, reference and public services librarians, and Daniel R. Gilbert Sr., professor emeritus of history, have been going the research and biographies of the individuals involved and Stephanie Frey, a DCS graphic arts student, is responsible for the layout. Each of the display panels pictures one of the buildings on campus and the person for whom the building was named. Running down the side of the panel is a short biography of the person and a brief description of the building. Each panel is complete and independent so that they can be rotated. More panels will be added as funds become available. The first ten panels are: Hurd Center for Music and Art/Payne Gallery—Priscilla Payne Hurd Foy Hall—Lewis W. Foy Reeves Library—Jeremiah E. and Jane Rees Reeves Beck Hall—James Montgomery Beck Zinzendorf Hall—Count Nicolas Ludwig von Zinzendorf Comenius Hall—John Amos Comenius Johnston Hall—Archibald Johnston Collier Hall of Science—Herman Collier Haupert Union Building—Raymond S. Haupert Bahnson Center—Paul G. Bahnson
of the Sacred and the Motions of Grace, is a collection of 15 articles by English professors and theologians who review various phases of Updike’s career, from his rewrites of the Scarlet Letter to novels such as Brazil and Memories of the Ford Administration. “Scholars and critics have since analyzed [Updike’s] artistry as a novelist, scrutinizing his depictions of men, women, and sexuality, but they have paid far less attention to the ways he grapples with religious faith in his fiction and essays,” noted Yerkes. Although few people have examined Updike’s works in this manner, Yerkes had no problem coming up with sources. “There is a fairly significant group of theologians and religiously committed people who have followed Updike over the years and have maintained an interest in this aspect of his writing.” Yerkes sees Updike as a writer who wants to make a distinction between a Christian author and one who writes out of the influences of Christian tradition. “In his writings, Updike tries to show his readers how people behave and to raise value in the Christian tradition,” says Yerkes. “Since writing Rabbit, Run, he has become more and more aware of his own impending death and finitude.” Yerkes sums up Updike’s philosophy as: “Being is good. Life is trouble. Help is available.” Yerkes’ Web site—www.users.fast.net/ ~joyerkes—serves as a vehicle for discussion of Updike’s literary achievements. The site made its debut in July 1997 and gets between 150 and 200 hits per day. Yerkes sent a copy of the book to Updike. Updike responded by saying “I think you got it just right.”
New Academic Honor Society Chartered at Moravian On November 13, 1999, thirty-three students became founding members of Phi Eta Sigma academic honor society. Phi Eta Sigma, founded in 1923 at the University of Illinois, recognizes outstanding academic achievement in the freshman year. Students are eligible for membership if they earn a 3.5 GPA during their first year in college.
The thirty-three students inducted are currently sophomores. As founding members, they spent last year evaluating the different honor societies, and developing the petition to the national office of Phi Eta Sigma for the start of a chapter at Moravian. Current freshmen will be eligible for induction in the spring. The induction was held in the Saal of the Bahnson Center. Family members and faculty joined in the ceremony, which was presided over by the student officers of the new chapter, who were elected by their fellow members earlier in the semester. Officers are Leslie Smith ’02, president; Scott Heydt ’02, vicepresident; Brian Corvino ’02, treasurer; Corinne Kleinsmith ’02, secretary. April Vari, dean of student development, and Dennis Glew, professor and chair of classics and history, serve as advisors and participated in the ceremony. In addition to recognizing academic excellence, Phi Eta Sigma hopes to plan activities in support of academic achievement on campus. The group is planning to host a Dean’s List reception every semester for students so honored. Following the induction, a dinner was held in the Pavilion for the students, their families and members of the faculty. Both dinner and the induction ceremony were enhanced by the music of Emily Rideout ’01, Luke Terlaak Poot, and Ryan Johnson. At the conclusion of dinner, Jack Sagabiel, grand national secretary of Phi Eta Sigma, presented the charter to the student officers. The founding members of Phi Eta Sigma are (all ’02): Monica Bartholomew, Gail Bauer, Jaclyn Benko, Rachel Bieber, Erin Boyle, Kristy Bredin, Adam Breeswine, Vincent Byrne, Tiffany Catalino, Rebecca Copes, Brian Corvino, Justin DeAngelo, Allen Frank, Monica Gural, Scott Heydt, Tracy Kiing, Corinne Kleinsmith, Elric Kline, Nikola Krpan, Rebecca May, Summer Miller, Christa Mosher, Rebecca Papp, William Quinn, Laurie Rentschler, Leslie Smith, Diane Spagnolo, Dawn Tappy, Mayra Torres, Jaime Wassmer, Evan Weller, Brienne Wilson, and Heidi Wolfsberger.
Campus Faces April Vari, dean of student development, came to Moravian after a two-year stint as resident director at Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania. “I was specifically looking to work at a small private liberal arts college,” said April. “I am originally from Bethlehem, so I certainly was aware of Moravian and had friends from high school who had come here and had a good experience. I also had family friends who were loyal alumni. The position offered an opportunity to take the next professional step up, and to come back to Bethlehem, which meant a lot to me.” April fills many roles on campus. Among them is the counseling and advising of Moravian’s “social” fraternities and sororities. “I think that Greek life has entered an exciting phase of evolution at Moravian. Just like individuals, organizations and systems change and evolve over time, in response to internal or external forces, and we’ve experienced a lot of that at Moravian, with the end result being a system of Greek life that is better prepared to meet the challenges of the future.” Currently, Moravian has three national sororities, one local sorority, two national fraternities, and one local fraternity. When asked how Greek life at Moravian differs from that at other Lehigh Valley colleges, April said that it was the relative “youth” of the system. While the College’s two local Greek groups have a long tradition at the College, the way the system is now operating as a whole really only dates back to 1993, when the College adopted a set of minimum expectations to help define standards of conduct for fraternities and sororities. The minimum expectations provide a basic framework for what makes a successful and responsible Greek April Vari displays the charter of the new honor society Phi organization. “We’ve taken Eta Sigma with fellow advisor Dennis Glew and the society’s newly-installed officers: left to right, Dennis Glew, Scott these standards very seriHeydt, Leslie Smith, April Vari, Corinne Kleinsmith, and ously as part of an effort so Brian Corvino. sponsor Greek organizations that help support the overall mission of the College, rather than detracting from it. Our groups all get revied annually by a panel of faculty and starr, and when warranted, action, sometimes significant action, is taken to ensure the overall integrity of the system. We’ve taken a very hands-on approach with our Greeks, setting clear and high expectations, and holding groups to them.” In addition, she said, “The Greeks have made a real commitment to community service. When I arrived at Moravian there was a pretty clear divide between what it meant to be a service Greek organization and what it meant to be a social Greek organization. It was not all that common to see the social Greeks doing community service, but now it is a very major component of what they do. “I realize when I talk to colleagues at other schools that, while we do on occasion have challenges and issues in our Greek system, in comparison to some systems we are doing a pretty good job of setting—and doing what we can to maintain—high standards.”
“I didn’t take on this job to do it all by myself,” says the first woman to chair the Board of Trustees in the 258-year history of Moravian College.
Mrs. Hurd Wants You 8
Priscilla Payne Hurd, a Moravian trustee since 1979, assumed the chairmanship of the Board of Trustees at the October 1999 board meeting. Mrs. Hurd is a well-known figure on Moravian’s campus. Her support of the institution has included funding for the Hurd Center for Music and Art, the establishment of the Payne Art Gallery, and the launching of the Comenius Scholarships for outstanding students. She received the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from Moravian College in 1993. Hundreds of students, faculty members, and other members of the Moravian community turned out to honor her 80th birthday in September 1999. Her pioneering is not limited to Moravian; she was also the first woman chair of the board of St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem. She has been named a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International “for tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world.” She is also a trustee of the Frank E. and Seba B. Payne Foundation. She was named an Eminent Fellow of the American Biographical Institute in 1993. Mrs. Hurd and her husband, George A. Hurd Sr., are the parents of two children and have one granddaughter. Whether interacting with students or conferring with fellow trustees, she exemplifies the credo she wrote four decades ago: “No one is greater than the service he renders the world.” In an interview with Michael P. Wilson, Moravian’s director of public relations, Mrs. Hurd shared her views on Moravian’s strengths, needs, and future path. Photo: Stephen Barth.
You have been a member of the Moravian College Board of Trustees since 1979. How did you originally become interested in Moravian? And what has kept you engaged with the institution? I became interested in Moravian at first as kind of a joke. I really wasn’t interested in it, but some very good friends of mine were Herman Collier and his wife Jerri. I’d see them socially at different things, and one day Herman said, “How’d you like to be on the board of Moravian College?” And I said, “Why?” He said, “We need people, and we need to broaden the scope,” and I thought why not give it a try? And I just became more and more interested the longer I stayed. Moravian is a very interesting little college, but nobody pays any attention to it. And I always root for the underdog. I’ve stayed interested because we have very good people on the board, who I think can be a great help to the College, and I have a strong desire to see this college fulfill its obligation to be a great college, not just a good little college. What is your personal philosophy regarding board service? If you’re going to serve on any board you should put it high on your list of priorities. I think you have to be willing to give, and know before you come on that you are going to give your time and finances. Next, you have to be interested in the product of the organization whose board you are serving on. And loyalty is a tremendous asset. You have to be loyal to the institution; you have to believe in it. President Rokke has said that when bureaucracies slow down and people need a nudge, no one is better than you at making things move. In what directions does Moravian College need to be nudged? Moving into the twenty-first century is going to be a huge step. Moravian doesn’t like to change very much. Every department needs help—and they need the Board of Trustees to say, “Hey, we’re behind you.” Everybody here should realize that the faculty and the students and the administration should feel that the board is working with them and for them and not against them. Maybe we can do big things. I’d like to see the College get a little bit bigger, but not too much, because I think smallness is part of its charm. The academic program and the facilities will have to change to stay competitive in the marketplace. But we can’t lose our liberal-arts base, because we can’t let our students be one-sided. If you’re in computer science, you can’t just know computers; if you’re in music, you can’t just know music. Music is a good analogy. If you’re playing in a group, it’s important to know the parts the other instruments play, to know the art of the whole. I would love to see more students travel, and have time in a country of their choice. I would love to see more students from abroad come here. I’d love to see us send out more Fulbright Scholars, and have a Rhodes Scholar among our graduates. And I think we have bright students here who can compete in these areas. Not enough of our students travel. I would like to see everybody have the ability to travel, to go to another country, see how other people live and work, and get to know their customs.
Travel is not only the most broadening thing I know, but it often files away the rough spots in someone’s personality. We’ll need money, money, money in order to do all the things we want to do. The trustees have to make this one of their strongest priorities. They have to give financially, a great deal, as much as they are able. My chairmanship is a change. I am the first woman to chair this board; I have given and will continue to give financially. And I believe that there will be some very embarrassed trustees if they don’t follow suit to the best of their ability. And they have to be proud of the College, and talk about it, and bring people to it. But the trustees can’t do it all. The alumni have to help. They have to give, too, and talk proudly about the College, and keep in touch, and come back and see the wonderful things that are happening here. And it’s our job to let them know about what’s going on, so they’ll be proud of the College, and want to support it. The students have to start being active alumni by being active here and now. They have to get into the habit, so that when they leave, they will say, “I know Moravian expects me to give something to my college. And I want to do it, because it’s a great college.” So it has to start before they walk across that platform. I told the students, at my birthday celebration, that I did not take on this job to do it all by myself, and I refused to take it unless I had help from everybody. I think they heard me, and I think they’re willing to do it. I was tickled pink with the kids that came down to speak to me afterwards, and the next day when I was in the Haupert Union Building. I think they know I care. You have a great interest in students and seem to truly enjoy being with them and with other young people. What do you derive from the interaction? I think they keep someone my age young. I think it’s a way of insisting that we keep an open mind. There are many things that are going on in this generation that I do not approve of, and I could close my mind to it. It’s very difficult at my age to have an open mind, just because things have changed. Now, if people can’t change with the times, they’re in trouble. But the young people—I enjoy them, I always have. I enjoyed my children, and I enjoyed my children’s friends, and I enjoy my grandchild and her friends. As Moravian College enters the new millennium, what resolution would you set for the College—and yourself? I never make resolutions for myself. As for the College, I would like to see it, above all, go for the necessary amount of money it needs to make all these things work and have it successful. In my book, it must be successful. It can’t fail. About 20,000 alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of the College will read this issue of the magazine. Is there anything you would like to say to them? Well, we need all the help we can get. And if I’m to be a success as chair of the board, they are going to make me a success, by helping. By doing what they can for the College when they’re called upon to do it. And by showing an interest in the College, and coming back to see it. 9
Pepsi. Staples. Microsoft. Coca-Cola. Home Depot. Even Dr. Pepper. “Dr. Pepper? I wondered how my student would persuade the class to invest in Dr. Pepper,” recalled John Gehman, professor emeritus of accounting. As part of Gehman’s class in corporate finance, students were involved in a living laboratory, taking real money and making investments in the stock market. After many years and successes, Dr. Pepper was one of many sound investments that helped the students reach a milestone that was never imagined at the project’s inception—breaking the $1,000,000 barrier. First established in 1962, the laboratory eventually evolved into Moravian’s student-managed investment club. The Amrhein Investment Club currently estimates its stock holdings at 1.3 million dollars.
The Players In the corporate-looking confines of the Amrhein Room, the members of the club file to their seats at the table. Briefcases? Knapsacks. Blazers? Sweatshirts. Oh, maybe a tie or two; some have just come in from their internships.
disasters, as there have been in the past,” she continued, noting that there were several nervous moments during her eight years as advisor to the Amrhein Investment Club. “This is a good learning experience for the students.” “I just lost $6,000!” Onofry remembered saying. He had persuaded the members to invest $20,000 in a pharmaceutical stock which had been inching along at a steady rise. “Then all of a sudden, it had a 20-point drop,” recalled Onofry, admitting that his early experience in the club gave him a good dose of reality. Under the tutelage of some more experienced club members, Onofry became a manager of one of the funds.
“A Visionary Thing to Do” In May 1962 trustee Irving S. Amrhein established a fund for investment purposes, seeding it with $20,000. “Amrhein wanted to provide students with a realistic experience of working in the stock market,” related G. Alden Sears, professor emeritus of economics and business, who was chair of the department at the time. Under the advisement of John Grencer, former professor of economics, the students adopted a theme that has served them well. “Dr. Grencer preached that the students should not take too much risk; that the stock market over-reacts to everything; and
One Million Reasons for It was October. “QualComm,” they voted. That’s the buy that edged up . . . well, surged. “We weren’t expecting to hit a million,” confessed club president Bill Onofry ’01, who is majoring in business management and political science. “We were a bit nervous.” He alluded to concerns over market activity. And Y2K. “We brought in an expert. We did our research. We stayed the course,” Onofry conceded, with the hindsight of a millionaire. “Real money. Real issues,” said Onofry. “Real money. Real results,” said Allison Richardi ’01. “Incredible,” said Ryan Purdy ’01. What is exciting to Purdy and all the members is the fact that they, the students, are making the investment decisions— and darn good ones! Purdy elaborated, “It is incredible to be managing funds that are worth $1.3 million.” That’s no Mickey Mouse operation for Purdy, who had a summer internship with Disney’s Information Systems Project 2000, and worked several summers with EDS (Electronic Data Systems, a Fortune 500 company). With that experience and his major in business management, he was qualified to feel such emotion. “It was a major event,” Purdy said with major satisfaction in his voice. At that meeting, the Amrhein Investment Club cheered for their success. “It’s wonderful to talk about success,” said Linda Ravelle, associate professor of economics and business. “But there will be 10
that students should learn to make opportunity from catastrophe,” noted former club member and alumnus Louis Pektor ’72. According to Pektor, Grencer helped students conceptualize the major economic forces and trends over the long run that lead to real gains. Pektor, who was a business major, returned to Moravian and was the club’s advisor for several years. He cited the club and its achievements as a tribute to Amrhein and Grencer. Beverly Young, a vice president of investment at Janney Montgomery Scott, is the “stockbroker of record” for the Amrhein Investment Club. She recently commented that Mr. Amrhein figured he would have to add $25,000 dollars a year to keep the club afloat. “Instead the club’s fund has grown to quite a considerable amount,” Young said. “Mr. Amrhein must be smiling down on these students.” Amrhein’s generous donation was precipitated by an earlier suggestion from Gehman, who headed Moravian’s Economics and Business Association. According to Gehman, the EBA was making a profit on the football programs it was selling each fall. The proceeds were being used to fund field trips for business and finance students. As the venture became more successful, Gehman suggested the establishment of a trust fund to be used by students as an investment learning experience. “That trust was never executed,” Gehman said. “Once Amrhein heard about it, he was glad to donate money to be
invested in stock.” In those early years Gehman’s students, initially hesitant and cautious, researched and discussed their options. Once a vote had been taken and Gehman gave his final mark of approval, the transaction was carried out. “I had to handle the banking,” Gehman said, recalling that until the laws changed in the ’70s, students under 21 were not entitled to sign legal papers.
Making History Today’s club members deal with stockbrokers, market analysts, and economic forecasters. Today’s club members are the fund managers, the researchers, and the decision-makers who oversee the portfolios that have grown to such magnificent proportions. Today’s club members are part of a venture that provides hands-on experience in the exciting and volatile world of business and finance, while benefiting Moravian College. “In 1982, the investment club’s funds became part of the College’s endowment fund,” explained Ravelle. “Any income from interest and dividends goes to the College,” she said, adding that capital gains are reinvested in the portfolios. “The income is used for scholarships, faculty development, and support of the club,” Ravelle said.
Hounds to Be Bullish “It is an honor to be a part of the club; we are trying to do the best we can for the school,” Onofry said. He admitted that never expected to get so involved. “And I never expected it to have this much of an effect on me.”
Time Well Invested For Onofry and some of the other veteran members, that involvement includes an almost obsessive preoccupation with the current state of the market. With hours of business information broadcast on television stations, and immediate access to financial news, corporate data, and other valuable financial information via the internet, some members of the club find it hard to unplug. “I watch CNBC, especially in the morning,” said Joe Wiedmayer ’00, a business and finance major who has been a member of the investment club since he was a freshman. “When they mention some new idea, I go to my computer and see what I can find to help me make a good evaluation,” he said. Wiedmayer has managed two different portfolios during the past years, and has found the experience invaluable. “The club provides a very specialized focus on investment,” he said, admitting that he gained a perspective that can’t be experienced through textbooks or classroom situations. During the meetings, club members present their research findings, exchange ideas, debate the proposed choices, and eventually vote to make a
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transaction. The faculty advisor facilitates the discussions and exercises veto power if need be. “After a presentation, students face immediate feedback from the other members of the club,” said James P. West, the club’s current advisor. “Someone will challenge what they’re saying, and they’ll need a whole arsenal of reasons why they think they have a good thing,” he said. West, professor of economics and business and former chair of the department, noted that the members find it easier to defend a stock choice before they make the purchase. “So they’re better off defending them well in the beginning,” he chuckled, commenting about how the process is solid preparation for many of the career paths the students follow.
New Perspectives—New Directions “When I return to Moravian as an alumnus, I’ll be proud to know I had a part in the club’s success,” Wiedmayer said. At his suggestion, an International Growth Fund was recently added to the club’s holdings. According to club members, his insights and his uncanny ability to quickly locate valuable information make him an asset to the club. Kevin Lewis ’01, an international management major, has managed two of the club’s funds. His quiet, patient disposition and mild temperament have added balance to the group’s discussions. This semester Lewis is studying in Spain, learning the ups and downs of the European economy, bringing reality to the term “global perspective.” International issues. Moral and ethical considerations. Commitment. Dedication. A connection to the real world. A real education. And when they leave Moravian, these students are setting a standard that puts them a cut above their peers, taking with them credibility and experience, and leaving their mark on a legacy that grew twenty thousand dollars into a million. 12
Moravian’s Best-Kept Secret Over the years, there has been an interesting mix of backgrounds and personalities, but the membership has traditionally remained small. Sure, the club’s achievements have been recognized in the Wall Street Journal and Business Week. “We used to fill the local auditorium with people who wanted to keep abreast of investment news,” recalled Sears, adding that as the student managers presented the progress of their portfolios, people from the community would come to maybe pick up a tip or two. “We are not very well-known on our campus,” said Richardi, echoing the surprise of the other current members. “I think the
club is a great learning tool,” she said. Now that Richardi has taken a leadership position as the club’s director of marketing, she will use her skills to promote the club and its most recent success. “Success means being able to make good choices and earn money at a safe pace;” Richardi said, but she cautioned, “the only way to success, however, is through learning and researching.” This semester the Amrhein Investment Club meets twice a week in the Amrhein Room. The extra meeting isn’t scheduled to count the profits. The members want to develop a smooth transition of officers. They want time to identify and consider the future of start-up companies. They want to propose the acquisition of some technology that will help them give professional-quality presentations. They want to plan their annual trip. They want to promote alumni involvement. They want to advertise for new members. And they want to celebrate that day in October, when the Amrhein Investment Fund reached a million and they cheered. D. A. Barsotti is a free-lance writer.
Working for Worldwide, Lifelong Health Russell E. Morgan Jr. ’65 is a doctor of The experience of seeing first-hand public health who has won acclaim for his the disadvantages and inequalities of life achievements in both this country and in an underdeveloped country strongly abroad. His altruistic nature, plus his impacted Morgan. Not the least of these vigorous leadership and organizational skills in developing and inequalities was health care. After the Peace Corps, he earned a implementing public health programs, add up to a high level of master’s degree at Pitt’s School of Public Health and a Doctor of success in a multi-faceted field where he is recognized as a world Public Health degree from the University of Texas. leader. Morgan subsequently worked with a variety of health orgaMorgan’s career that began in the Peace Corps over 30 years nizations in leadership and consulting capacities. He was the ago has reached many national and international peaks. In 1988 first president of the National Council for International Health, he received the World Health Organization’s “Health a post he held for 13 years. He also has held senior for All” award for global leadership in promoting positions with the American Public Health Assoprimary health. And last May, the University ciation, has served as executive secretary of of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public the World Federation of Public Health Health honored him as one of its 50 Associations, and from 1992 to 1996 was outstanding graduates. Also in 1999, he president of the Institute for Advanced was named chairman of the InternaStudies in Immunology and Aging.The tional Human Rights Commission of latter job led to his present post, the American Public Health Assopresident of the SPRY Foundation ciation. (Setting Priorities for Retirement Serving fellow human beings Years), based in Washington, D.C. on a worldwide scale has been a Morgan describes SPRY as the career-long focus of Russell Mor“education and research arm “ of gan. Initially inspired by his the 5-million-member National parents—his father is a retired Committee to Preserve Social M.D., his mother (now deceased) Security and Medicare. Its studies was active in Bethlehem commuand research are designed to help nity affairs—he found at Moravian people achieve “successful aging” as a school with a commitment to they mature. Looking to the near social development in the U.S. and in future, he observes that “all of us will foreign mission fields. “I would listen be living to 80-plus years, longer than to individuals who had served in these at any other time in our civilization.” capacities explain the personal satisfaction One of SPRY’s aims, he explains, is they received from such efforts,” he states. “I to help adults achieve a plan for aging felt myself responding positively to those successfully, and thus it is “focusing its influences.” Reading books by efforts on better understanding of the Hemingway and other adventure stories inter-relationships of four key aspects of In 1987, on behalf of the National Council for also increased his awareness of the “spesuccessful aging: financial security, health International Health, Russell Morgan presented the cial opportunities to serve and help others and wellness, mental health and social International Humanitarian Award to Mother achieve a wonderful life, like the one I environment, and intellectual pursuits.” Theresa. Photo: courtesy of Russell Morgan Jr. had been so fortunate to have.” Morgan’s dedication to his fellow Just two months after graduation from Moravian, Morgan human beings has thus expanded to the entire spectrum of joined the Peace Corps and spent three years in a remote region living—from teaching young men and women in Africa to of Kenya, teaching high-school science to young men and advising aging citizens in the United States. He argues that women. His key objective was to prepare them for a rigid colmany problems, as he first encountered them in Kenya, still lege-qualification exam. Students who passed and went on to need to be addressed. He cites education, accessing new inforcollege escaped the fate of most of those who failed—a life mation, financial resources, quality of health care, and access to herding sheep, camels, and cattle. Eighteen years later in new preventive health services. The list, he says, “could go on Geneva, at the annual assembly of the World Health Organizaand on.” tion, an African delegate approached Morgan and asked, “Are Underscoring education as a key force in meeting these you the Russell Morgan who was the science teacher in challenges, he sees a key role for Moravian in the effort. Marsabit in 1968?” The delegate explained that he had been Moravian College, he says, “has a heritage of developing leaders one of Morgan’s students, had studied medicine in Russia and who think and act in both the community and beyond.” London, and was Kenya’s vice-minister of health.
by Betty A. Roach ’43
“Hollywood is full of people with inflated egos . . . it is nice to meet someone like John . . . who brings a very honest and warm feeling to his work.” Ken Boyer, animator Walt Disney Company There is more than meets the eye to those cartoons at the movies or on TV. Walt Disney’s Pluto getting the newspaper, Goofy walking around in circles, or Dilbert talking to his pointy-haired boss all happen with the aid of John Nunnemacher ’92. John, a graphic art and design major, used his drawing talents to create “Amos,” the greyhound character who appeared in the Comenian and still adorns the walls of the Dog House.
Liberal Arts Builds Your Base
A Labor of Love By Jeannine Renninger Fielding ’91 Photo illustration: John Nunnemacher ’92. 14
It is painfully clear to many admissions counselors that high school students today are looking for a particular “program” or major, rather than seeking out colleges that offer strong liberal arts degrees. However, it was this base in the liberal arts that John says helped him develop who he is today as an animator. “It is the college experience itself that helps you prepare for the real world, by putting you in a situation where you are on your own and able to succeed and fail and learn what you are doing right and wrong,” he says. This basic foundation has worked out well for John in his career as animator. Mike Kunkel, an animator with Sony Pictures in Los Angeles, says too often people enter the animation industry and think that after a short while they “know everything.” John, on the other hand, “loves what he does and it shows in his work. He realizes he can never learn too much . . . and has been able to keep a positive outlook on his work,” Kunkel adds.
Animation–a Labor of Love
how well the movie does or how long the studio earns money from it and its merchandise,” says John. This has caused quite a sore spot in the animation community, he says. Unions continue efforts to change this practice, but it all goes back to the “labor of love.” If you don’t really love what you are doing, you might consider another field of work, he adds.
It took John seven years and nearly a dozen assignments to work on a top-notch television series broadcast nationally— Dilbert: The TV Series. The key? John says it takes perseverance and lots of energy to work in animation. In fact, “a career in animation or any field of art can often be a labor of love,” he says. “You often need to be inspired and motivated to do your work while up against impossible deadlines, and often you are trying to tailor your work to satisfy your director or supervisor.” In the field of animation you never know which of today’s John’s first job after graduation was as the layout editor and subordinates could end up as tomorrow’s bosses. Case in point— production manager for the Eastern Pennsylvania Business Jourwhen Kunkel left Disney to direct the Dilbert show with Sony nal in Allentown. He did the layout for the monthly magazine Pictures, he “naturally picked [John] to work on my crew,” he and composed advertisements for some of says. “He was my first choice for characthe clients. Immediately following this, ter layout . . . he puts his whole heart he moved to Florida, where he worked for into it.” Exit Information Guide composing ads for John says while in some professions guidebooks available at area restaurants you may not see anyone from upper Walk Cycles Must Be Flawless and hotels. management for an entire project, this is He was able to move away from Walk cycles are small pieces of animanot the case in animation. Executives graphic art at Sea World in Orlando. He tion that are repeated over and over frequently walk through the studios to drew caricatures of guests at the park. “It again. The animator must be sure the “check up on things,” which may provide was a grunt job, but it taught me a lot cycle repeats “fluidly into itself and that a great opportunity to simply shake about drawing quickly and expressively, there are no real start or stop points,” hands and get your name known or to on demand,” he says. says John. The overlapping action of share some input with those running the By working his way up the ladder, the character’s hands swaying or hair show, he adds. John eventually landed a job at Walt flopping must repeat without any inconDisney Television Animation. He drew sistency as the cycle runs or will become what are called walk cycles for the first “blinkingly obvious” as the character A few years ago, Disney made quite a season of the Mickey MouseWorks televimoves over time, he adds. hit with its movie The Lion King, says sion series. He also did some animation John. “Suddenly, the market seemed to and character layout for The Tigger Movie, Character Layout Shows Emotions be demanding a lot of animation. There due out in theaters this spring. Character layout is the drawing of weren’t enough artists to do all the Moving to Sony Pictures by 1997, character poses on top of a background. work.” only five years after graduation, John The animator must draw exactly where Recently, the industry has reduced its started doing character layout for the the characters will be on this backnumber of animation movies and televitelevision show Dilbert. He will finish out ground, the basic mechanics of how sion series and the market is flooded with this season and then move on, or if the they move and any expressions or many more artists than the industry can show has another season, he may return, emotions needed on the recorded absorb. Budgets and the bottom line he says. dialogue track. have become extremely important. However, it is still a vibrant field to work in, says John. It is clear that John has made an impression on colleagues and bosses in the industry and will The animation industry is a very transient one, according to have no trouble moving from one project to another. John’s John. What students don’t realize when they choose this career immediate future includes working on a television show based path is that many animators are out of work for up to several on the Clifford the Big Red Dog children’s books. Certainly, months a year while the industry is in its slow period. “Many John will add his own charm to this project the way he has to television artists have anywhere from a few weeks to a few his past work. months of unemployment between jobs every year,” says John. “Hollywood is full of people with inflated egos . . . it is nice However, many production companies will pick up the same to meet someone like John . . . who brings a very honest and people when the show starts up again. warm feeling to his work,” says his friend and colleague Ken Another difficult aspect of being an animator is the inability Boyer, an animator with Disney. to earn royalties for any animation work. John encourages upcoming animators to “stick to it,” and “Unlike actors, voice artists, and producers, animation believes that while it is hard work, there is happiness to find in artists never receive residuals or royalties for a movie. They only a career of animation. get paid their wages for doing the [initial] work . . . regardless of
Networking a Key Component
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The Future of Animation
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Greyhound Sports Michael S. Brichta ’78, Hannah which was won by Moravian. Grigoruk Department and as a substitute teacher Baum Brown ’28, Michael Grigoruk ’85, currently works for Boucher & James, on the intermediate level. Andrea Heller ’89, Kenneth J. King ’76, Inc., consulting engineers in Ormsby was a four-year letterwinner William Ormsby ’80, and Patrice M. Quakertown. on the football team. He was a threeGolden Turner ’85 made up the class of Heller played two sports while attime MAC All-Star First Team Honoree 1999 that was inducted into the tending Moravian. She was a four-year and was named to the MAC Honorable Moravian College Athletic Hall of Fame letterwinner on the women’s basketball Mention squad as a freshman. Ormsby on November 6. and softball teams. Heller, who was the was both the Greyhound’s captain and Also honored at the 1999 Hall of school’s Outstanding Senior Female MVP as a senior in 1979. He also reFame induction ceremony were David Athlete in 1989, was named the ceived the Ed Schedler Memorial TroO’Brien ’78, who received the Robert Women’s Basketball MVP as a senior. phy as the MVP of the 1978 HomecomMartin Herbstman Award, and the 1970 She scored 1,038 points and grabbed 500 ing game. Ormsby, who completed his football team. career with 378 tackles, Brichta, who was works for the United named the Moravian States Department of College Outstanding Defense at the Dahlgren Senior Male Athlete in Navy Base in Dahlgren, his graduation year, was a Virginia. four-year letterwinner on Turner competed in the football team. He was three sports while in twice named the Greyschool. She earned four hounds’ Most Valuable letters with the women’s Player Lineman and basketball team and also earned All-Middle Atcompeted in volleyball lantic Conference First for two seasons and Team Honors in 1975, softball for one year. On 1976, and 1977. Brichta, the basketball court, who was on the AllTurner was a MAC AllMAC Honorable MenStar as a sophomore, tion team in 1974, was junior and senior as well the MAC Southern as an ECAC All-Star as Division MVP Lineman David O’Brien ’78, winner of the Herbstman Award, with the 1999 Hall of Fame honorees: a senior. She was the first row, O’Brien, Patrice M. Golden Turner ’85, Hannah Baum Brown ’28, and Kenneth team’s MVP her final in 1977. He was also J. King ’76; second row, Michael S. Brichta ’78, Andrea Heller ’89, William Ormsby ’80, Moravian’s Scholartwo years and was the and Michael Grigoruk ’85. Photo: Tim Gilman ’73. Athlete award winner. Lady Greyhounds capBrichta currently works tain as a senior. Turner, as manager of information services for rebounds during her career that saw her who scored 1,022 points during her the City of Bethlehem. named the MAC Southwest Division career, currently works as a teacher in Brown lettered four seasons in five MVP in 1988-89. On the softball diathe Bethlehem Area School District. sports at Moravian College for Women: mond, Heller was honored on the MAC O’Brien was a four-year letterwinner women’s basketball, field hockey, volleyAll-Star Team as a sophomore, junior on the basketball team with Robert ball, archery, and softball. Brown was the and senior and set the old school record Martin Herbstman. He received the team captain of the women’s basketball for hits in a career with 80. Heller is Robert Martin Herbstman Award for his team as a junior and as a senior. She also employed by Philip Morris USA. competitive spirit as a student-athlete served as president of the Women’s King was the first player to reach and as an alumni leader. O’Brien scored Athletic Association the same years. 1,000 yards rushing in two seasons and over 500 points for the Greyhounds and Brown, who won the Silver Basketball the only player to reach 2,000 yards in helped the team to a four-year record of and Silver Hockey Stick awards at three years for the Greyhound football 54-42, including an 18-8 mark as a Moravian, is a retired teacher. team. King earned three letters with the sophomore. O’Brien, who has remained Grigoruk competed in soccer for the football team and was named the squad’s involved with athletics since his deparGreyhounds. He was a four-year letter MVP as a junior in 1975. In his senior ture from Moravian, is currently the winner and led Moravian to the school’s season, King was named to the MAC director of athletics at Temple Univerfirst-ever NCAA Tournament appearSouthern Division All-Star First Team sity. ance in 1982. Grigoruk was named to and set the school record with 919 yards The 1970 football team posted an the MAC All-Star First Team twice as a to finish with a career total of 2,177 overall record of 6-1-2 and won the goalkeeper and was honored as the MVP yards. King currently works as a MAC Southern Division Championof the 1983 MAC Championship match, firefighter in the New York City Fire ship. 16
Alumni Association News Nominations for Alumni Board 2000-2003 Following is the slate of proposed candidates for the Alumni Association Board of Directors, to be voted upon Alumni Weekend, May 20, 2000. Kerry Freidl ’85 2nd term Allentown, Pa. Attorney Spouse: Kerri Child: Judson Activities: Kerry is a member of the Northampton County Bar Association Library Committee, the Attorney Reference and Information Services Committee, and past chair of the Wilson Borough Republican Committee. His Moravian College activities include being co-chair for his Reunion Committee, a member of the Leadership Gifts Committee, and a member of the Alumni Board’s Career Development and Marketing Committees. Claire Klatchak ’87 DCS ’95 MBA 2nd term Coplay, Pa. Accountant Spouse: Michael Activities: Claire is a member of the Rotary Club of CoplayWhitehall, the Board of Directors for Coplay Saengerbund, and the Coplay Health Board. At Moravian College, she is secretary of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, a member of the Board’s Communications Committee, and a member of the MBA Advisory Board. Claire is also a DCS/MBA representative for the Alumni Council. Lisa Garger McGill ’91 2nd term Coopersburg, Pa. Planning and logistics analyst Spouse: Matthew ’91 Child: Zachary Activities: Lisa’s Moravian College involvement includes being an Alumni Ambassador, a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, and Chair of the Alumni Board’s Development Committee.
Alumni Gather for Reunion Leadership Day Over 40 alumni attended Reunion Leadership Day on September 18. Representatives from reunion classes gathered to reacquaint themselves with classmates and the College, plan activities for Alumni Weekend 2000, and discuss class gift efforts. Alumni Board president Jeanne Taccarino Guaraldo ’69 recognized volunteers who have provided exceptional service to Moravian. Recipients included Jennifer Kastle ’97, Emerging Leader Award, Kris Jones Groller ’79, Event Volunteer of the Year Award, and J. Michael Dowd ’68, Unsung Hero Award. Gus Rampone ’59 honored last year’s reunion classes by presenting awards for outstanding reunion chairs to Thomas Keim ’49 and William Woods ’49. The award for the highest participation rate for a reunion class was presented to the Class of 1939 Women, which boasted a 61% participation rate. The Class of 1969 succeeded in raising the largest reunion class gift, which totaled $34,864.47. Awards were also given for the highest percentage of reunion attendance to the Class of 1949 Men, and the most class spirit to the Class of 1959. The award recipients’ names were inscribed on silver presentation bowls which are displayed in the Haupert Union Building throughout the year. They also received engraved frames and certificates. Many past reunion chairs were on hand to offer advice and share experiences. Michael ’68 and Kathleen Doyle Dowd ’68 treated guests to a “Reunion Memories” slide show. Jan Gollins ’72 organized a computer presentation that discussed strategies for organizing a fun-filled weekend. The day’s events concluded with individual planning sessions for each reunion class, in which volunteers began planning for Alumni Weekend 2000, May 19 and 20.
Reunion Leadership Day award recipients from left to right: Jennifer Kastle ’97, J. Michael Dowd ’68, Kris Jones Groller ’79, Tom Keim ’49, and William Woods ’49 .
Mark Your Calendar! March 11 McGillicuddy’s Young Alumni Reunion 13 Monday Roundtable Speaker: Mike Seidl Assistant to the President April 10 Monday Roundtable Speaker: Rosalind Remer Associate Professor of History
April 13 Education Department Job Fair 15 Washington, D.C., event May 19-20 Reunion 2000 June 3 Fourth Annual Art Auction October 13-14 Homecoming 2000 17
Reaping the Rewards A Message from Alumni Association President Jeanne Taccarino Guaraldo ’69 On behalf of the Alumni Board, I would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to almost ten percent of our alumni for participating in our Alumni Association affinity card program. Each new membership and each affinity card purchase generates revenues that fund new student-alumni programming and increased financial awards for students. Thanks to your support, the Alumni Association has augmented our Alumni Fellows awards and senior awards. Your participation has enabled the Association to challenge our senior gift program for the last two years by providing $11,000 for a new endowed scholarship for a deserving senior. In addition, the Alumni Board has sponsored the Student Alumni Association’s first Mardi Gras Dance and the new Freshman Orientation Banquet. The affinity program has also provided funding for gifts to incoming freshmen and gifts for the Homecoming Court. Recently the Board agreed to support development of new student internship opportunities. Whether you are paying for a trip or a bag of groceries, your participation in this program has significantly contributed to the life of Moravian; and we are deeply grateful. For those of you who would like to join us, simply respond to future mailings and phone calls, or contact the Alumni Office for more information.
Alumni Weekend 2000 Classes ending in 5 and 0* “Swing Back to Moravian” on May 19 and 20 for a weekend filled with festivity, old friends, good food. Watch for more details in your spring reunion mailing. *Please note that the reunions for the Classes of 1985, 1990, and 1995 will take place October 13 and 14 during Homecoming 2000. 18
Thanks to all of you who use your Moravian College affinity cards. Affinity card purchases help support Alumni Association programs such as the Alumni Fellowships. The 1999-2000 Alumni Fellows from left to right are Erin E. Jennings ’01, Scott Heydt ’02, Courtney Rice ’01, Rachel O’Donnell ’00, and Lisa Hahn ’00.
1999-2000 Alumni Fellows Receive Awards The Moravian College Alumni Association is pleased to announce the 1999-2000 Alumni Fellows, selected for academic excellence and leadership on campus and in the community. The students are Lisa Hahn ’00, psychology major, Scott Heydt ’02, undeclared, Erin E. Jennings ’01, music major, Rachel O’Donnell ’00, English and political science major, and Courtney Rice ’01, German and elementary education major. The fellows were selected from a pool of 25 exceptionally qualified applicants. Each fellow received a $750 check from the Alumni Association at the Freshman Orientation Banquet on August 30.
Moravian College Education Department Job Fair 2000 A Professional Opportunities Day is planned for Thursday, April 13, 2000, in the Haupert Union Building. All teachers past, present and future are invited to attend. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The day will begin with an information session given by a few of the local area school districts at 9:00 a.m. in Prosser Auditorium. These representatives will give an overview of their district and their application process. Following this program, at 10:00 a.m., elementary and secondary teachers will divide into breakout groups and meet with individual school representatives for three twentyminute rotations. Representatives will discuss the role of the substitute and the interview process. The afternoon job fair will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Haupert Union Building Lounge. About twenty school districts will have representatives available to discuss actual and anticipated vacancies, substituting procedures, and the application process with teacher candidates. This is an excellent opportunity to meet the school districts and gather information about their needs. A number of Moravian graduates have obtained positions in past years as a direct result of their attendance at this program. Dress professionally for success! Please contact the Career Center by phone (610 861-1509) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are planning to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Christine Rander at the above number or address. We look forward to seeing you!
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Christina Fulton 21 Pocahontas Rd. Hi-Nella, NJ 08083 Cfulton1124@yahoo.com From Christina: Homecoming flew by. Actually this year is flying by. I always thought that the real world would progress in slow motion compared to college. But somehow, going to work every day makes time pass at warp speed. Here are the latest updates on our former classmates: TracyLynn Derr switched jobs late in the summer. She is now very happy working as a drug information specialist at the Merck National Service Center in Horsham, Pa. Denise Pierantozzi is living in Philadelphia and working at Kelly Services. Karmel Dutt is a sales associate for Coulbourne Instruments in Allentown. Katie Donahue is now teaching 2nd and 3rd grade reading and math at Todd Korlesky’s former elementary school, the Holland Township School. Jenn Krill lives in Ardmore, Pa., and is a claims examiner for Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company. Matt Getter and Vince Stango are busy hitting the graduate books at Villanova University while Jessie Coughlin is attending Villanova Law School. Julie Fennell is attending Widener Law School. From the Alumni House: Pierre Croset is now stationed in Martinique fulfilling his military obligations. He will be stationed there for ten months. Pierre is enjoying the beautiful beaches and exotic landscapes. Jennifer Dudyk is currently the assistant director of Kids Quest Child Care at a casino in Colorado. She recently returned from her first trip to the Pacific Ocean and is flying back to the east coast for her mother’s wedding and a visit to Moravian. Joey Reish is employed by Dun and Bradstreet as an analyst. Susan DeJong is a new employee at Specialty Minerals. Susan is engaged to Scott Stevens ’97 and plans to marry next year. Kenneth Usuki is currently attending Jefferson Medical College. Suzanne Farina is teaching 11th grade English at Easton Area High School. Michelle Lalik is working towards her specialized degree in the medical field at Northampton County Community College. Shannan Smith is teaching Spanish in Warren County School District to 1st through 5th graders. Michael Reyda is attending Bucknell University for his master’s in chemistry. Gonzo GarciaPedroso is working as the assistant director of admissions at South Kent School in Connecticut.
✒ 1998 News of
Dave Connor 1956 Allwood Drive, Apt. D Bethlehem, PA 18018 Email: email@example.com From the Alumni House: Sandy Novack recently married Philip Gottshall ’96. Their new names are now Sandy and Phillip Novack-Gottshall. They are moving into a new home in North Carolina. Sandy and Phil have completed their master’s degrees at the University of Cincinnati. Phil is beginning work for his Ph.D. in zoology at Duke University and Sandy is beginning a Master of Fine Arts program at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, N.C. Todd Silvius is now a full-time elementary teacher in Southern Lehigh School District, Center Valley, Pa. Christopher Erb is working hard at a local insurance firm. Simon O’Shea is working towards his master’s in higher education and student affairs at the University of Florida. He is also singing with the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay. Zaleina Khan is engaged and planning her wedding for October 2000. She is presently working as a staff accountant at Town Sports International (owner of New York Sports Club/ Philadelphia Sports Club). She loves the city but misses the beauty of Moravian’s campus. Aymee DiDomenico is a permanent substitute in Easton School District and counseling children part-time. Jen Stawinski is finishing up her master’s degree in counseling at Lehigh University. She is interning at Muhlenberg College counseling students. Laura Dombrosky is working as a team leader/ therapist at the Wallenpaupack Partial Hospitalization Program in the Wallenpaupack Area Middle School. Tina Mabey was married in August of 1998 to Mark Weikart. She is working as a kindergarten teacher at Saucon Valley Elementary School. Steve Lella is working full time as an accountant for Circonix, Inc. Circonix is a process management and control systems designer company. Steve is also working part-time for KPMG in the Montvale office.
✒ 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 Jenn: It was nice seeing so many classmates at Homecoming this year. It was a great weekend and it was good to hear everyone is doing so well. Martha Volak is a graphic designer at the Advertising Specialty Institute in Langhorne, Pa. and is currently living in Dublin, Pa. Bill Wekluk just moved to Conshohocken, Pa. and is working as an information technology consultant for a computer software company. Brian Gonor is now working in New York at an investment banking firm called Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette. He is living in Montclair, N.J., and is in his second year in the M.B.A. program at Montclair State. Royce Jacomen is teaching 5th grade in Pittsburgh and I also learned that Steve Beal is teaching biology at my former high school, William Tennent in Warminster, Pa. Chris Pektor and Julie Morris ’96 recently became engaged and are planning their wedding for October. Jeff Farrlley and Carolyn Leland ’98 also just became engaged. I also received several e-mails from classmates letting me know what they are doing. Tiffany Shenman is living in Hoboken, N.J., and is teaching 6th grade language arts in Westwood, N.J. Carla Thomas and her fiancé Jim Lindenmuth ’90 moved back to the Lehigh Valley this past summer. They are now living in Allentown. Carla is working at Muhlenberg College’s library. They will be married in November. Sean Richardson is now working as an associate producer with the CBS political unit in Washington, D.C. He and Renee Szabo ’96 were married in November. Pat Mullins and Maria Nuno were married on June 26 in Bethlehem. Several Moravian grads were in the wedding party: Terri Flowers Seifert, Susan Hosterman, Chris Vargo and Mark Doyle. Al Pape, Jayme Schulter Lehman, Bonnie Katz, Melissa Podracky and Lisa Dixon were in attendance. Maria has two more years in veterinary school at Purdue and Pat is an accountant at a CPA firm in Lafayette, Ind. They plan on moving back to the Bethlehem area after Maria is finished with school. Terri Flowers and Chris Seifert are settling in their new apartment in Germany and are enjoying traveling through Europe during their free time.
Class Notes From the Alumni House: Andrew Jenkins is working in Philadelphia at an Internet service provider. Mike Burns is attending graduate school for his school psychologist certification. He is also working for a heavy highway construction contractor. Angel Ackerman and Darrell Parry were married on October 30 in Peter Hall at Moravian College. Nicole Fenwick ’98, Angel’s roommate from Main Hall, was a bridesmaid. Liz Nicholas ’98 helped with a lovefeast and Annette Varcoe was among the guests. Angel and Darrell want to thank Marie Mayer in the Public Relations Office, Blair Flintom in the Music Department, and chaplain Chris Giesler for making everything work out. Angel’s email has been changed to email@example.com. Darrell is working as a service desk/cash coordinator for the new Marshall’s deptartment store in Allentown. Tara Evans is currently working as the desktop publishing and web design coordinator for Carnegie Mellon University. Christopher Ward graduated from Widener School of Law and is employed as a law clerk at the Kent County Superior Court in Dover, Del. He also was married in August. Betsy Sletner married Tom Costanca on September 11, 1999. Celeste Wells is a second-year veterinary student at Tufts University. She is living with Owen Zimmerman who is teaching middle school math and science and coaching basketball. Celeste runs into Jen Stickney often. Jen is also attending Tufts.
✒ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org From J.P: On the look: the Young Alumni Board has numerous social events planned for this year. Be on the lookout for flyers in your mailbox or contact us at email@example.com. We don’t want anyone to miss a thing! Of course you can always e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to give updates on your life adventures. Caroline Smith is in her second year of a Master of Arts program at the University of Delaware for both literature and museum studies. She is keeping busy taking classes, doing an internship at the Brandywine River Museum, and teaching a section of Introduction to Reading and Writing. Heather Whary got a job in Philadelphia as an editor and moved there recently. Jackie 20
Karpow still lives in Bethlehem, and is taking classes in graphic arts. Justine Johnson and Steve Lorenz had their second child, a son named Albert Finnegan (after Al Ferkel who passed away while a student at Moravian). Carla Thomas married Jim Lindenmuth ’90 in November. Carla is working for the Muhlenberg College library. Bob Thear is an accountant in Bethlehem. Patrick Egan ’97 is getting his law degree at Duquesne University. Anne Marie Cusack is working for a Montessori school in Ithaca, New York. Kevin Edwards is engaged to Jennifer Jean Gross of Northampton. Their wedding is scheduled for April 2001. Kevin is currently the head golf professional at Southmore Golf Club and Jennifer is in her third year at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. Finally, since everyone is getting engaged or married these days, I figured I might as well drop the big question to my true love, Missy Younker. “Yes!” Thank God she said yes, as I was leaning over the bedside, through the IV and heart monitor in the Trauma Unit of the Lehigh Valley Hospital. No, no, no! I was not ill that day but merely transformed by the touch of her embrace and the brilliance in her eyes. Oh, yes, my friends, this was the only way to propose. Funny to think that we met in a car accident some 14 months before. I know that this may be a little too much for you, our readers, but as you all know, authorship has its privileges. One of the best original quotes I heard this year was from our very own international business woman, Michelle Ciambruschini Ritter. Her advice to us, simple and true, “To love your wife (husband) as if they are the most important person in the world.”
honor is Laurie Weinberg ’97 and Eric Kniskern ’96 is an usher. Eric graduated this past May from Widener University School of Law and passed the Maryland Bar as well. While in law school, Eric published an article on capital punishment in the Southern University Law Review. Recently, he began a job as assistant director of admission at Widener Law School. Shane Lamas is working as a mental health worker for Colonial Northampton Intermediate Unit and is a coach of Easton High School’s freshman football team. Jessica Gearhart Wenton is currently teaching at Pocono Mountain Intermediate School North Campus. She is pursuing her master’s in administration and working on her principal’s certificate. Jessica is teaching with Mark Michalczyk ’99. We send our condolences to Deborah Madey and her family while she grieves the loss of her husband, Frank, who passed away on October 22, 1999. Frank was an adjunct member of the Sociology Department at Moravian College. Michelle Ciambruschini recently got married. Daniel Holt is working as a congressional liaison for the Environmental Protection Agency after working for a year and a half at the White House. Jenna MacDonald is working as a high school English teacher, advisor, and coach. She is also pursuing her master’s in school counseling, and misses her friends from Moravian. Doug Miller is finishing his law studies and was recently notified that he has been admitted to the New York Bar Association. He is now awaiting his first assignment in the Air Force.
From the Alumni House: Michelle Mistysyn Ulsh has been married for three years and is currently living in Harrisburg, Pa. She had her second child, daughter Madison Marie, on September 19, 1999. Her son Michael will be three in March. Michelle is a a stay-athome mom and says “it is the best job in the entire world.” Michelle attended Debbie Yuengling’s wedding on November 6. Carissa Barillari, Tara Pierson White and Michelle were bridesmaids. There were also many familiar faces from Moravian. The next wedding to look forward to is Nicole DiFluri and Chris Clark in which Michelle’s son Michael is ring bearer. Craig S. Comerford graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson with an M.A. in clinical psychology. He is currently employed full time. Tanya Lauser received her Master of Music in vocal performance from the Boston Conservatory in May. While there, she sang her first opera role, Pamina, in Mozart’s Magic Flute. She also sang with Sondra Kelly, an internationally known mezzo-soprano, and Brian Zeger, a New York vocal coach. She is currently preparing for the opera apprentice auditions. Noel Fowler is getting married in April to Andrew Hedges of Reading, England. Her maid of
Reunion Homecoming 2000
Julie Moyer 902 Pritchard Place Newtown Square, PA 19073-3036 Fax (610) 861-3959 From the Alumni House: Melissa Blocker’s daughter Elise was born in June. Melissa stayed home with Elise until the spring semester when she returned to teaching chemistry and biology at Pottstown High School. Mary Coates recently became engaged to Robert Sanders. The wedding is set for October 14, 2000. Karen Stopic has been working the last two years at the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance in New York City as a development associate. Prior to that she attended American University in Washington, D.C., working on her master’s in arts management. Scott Sipple was married in June 1999. Connie Deemer obtained her CPA certification. Matt Mayer graduated from the University of Richmond Law School in May. In July, Matt passed the Virginia Bar Examination. In October, he married Kirsten Mackey whom he met and dated throughout law school. They are both
Class Notes lawyers entering the U.S. Army JAG Corps in January and are moving to Ft. Leonardwood, Missouri, for their first duty station.
✒ 1994 News of
Ann Marie Schlottmann Washington College 300 Washington Avenue Chestertown, MD 21620 e-mail: email@example.com From the Alumni House: Makim Ma has started a new job with an investment firm in Hong Kong. She received a master’s degree in arbitration from the City University of Hong Kong. David Martin is currently working in the accounting department at Penn Reel. He oversees the implementation of new computers. David is in the Bethlehem area often because his wife’s family resides here. Andrea Dinan is currently the director of service learning and school to career at Princeton High School. She is also coaching field hockey, basketball and softball. Denise Bradley accepted a great job as electronic communications coordinator at General Instrument in Pennsylvania, leaving her job in Atlanta. Blaise Derrico has been appointed to the position of general manager of financial planning, investor relations, and credit at Bethlehem Steel Corporation. Jennifer Hutler and Steve U’Selis ’95 were married on July 17, 1999, in Toms River, N.J. Moravian alums in the wedding party were: Rebecca Hutler ’99, Bob Lyon ’95, T. J. Hutler ’99, Dana Perio Potts ’94 and Lexi Callahan Sweetz. Jennifer is currently teaching physics at Bishop McDevitt High School in Glenside, Pa. In May 1999, she received her M.Ed. from Georgian Court College, Lakewood, N.J. She is listed in Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges (Graduate School). Amy Fontana gave birth to a daughter, Abigail, in October 1999. Britt Simon re-entered the academic atmosphere by entering law school. He is presently attending (due to Dr. Smolansky’s help) California Western Law School.
✒ 1993 News of
Michelle M. Litzenberger 1866 Mansfield St. Hellertown, PA 18055 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org From the Alumni House: Edwin David Aponte is on the faculty of Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.
Jodi Piekarski Loughlin has been married for three years to Daniel. She recently gave birth to a baby girl, Taylor Ryann. Jodi and her family live in Shenandoah, Va., where she works as a reading specialist at the Shenandoah Valley Elementary School. Jodi is planning to begin work on her doctoral degree in the fall of 2000. Cynthia Shaw Boucher is teaching private music lessons in her own studio for 50 students. She was also training to run the Rhode Island Marathon in November 1999. Katina Sossiadis and her sister Koula have completed their film project, Lynn’s Wake. The 19-minute drama, a coming-of-age story about a Greek teenager, was shown recently shown at the Trexler Library at Allentown College. Katina and her sister continue to enter the film in festivals and plan to use it as a demo project for the fulllength script they are writing.
✒ 1992 News of
John S. Nunnemacher 235 North Valley Street, #136 Burbank, CA 91505 email@example.com Michael Q. Roth 944 Renaldi Road Wind Gap, PA 18091 From the Alumni House: Thomas Carrozza is living in Arizona. He owns an inspection business that works with both commercial and residential properties. Scott Young was expecting a child in November 1999. Lauryn Wilson Gilbride gave birth to a boy, James Patrick, on September 9, 1999.
✒ 1991 News of
Melissa dePamphilis 8 Knoxbury Terrace Greenville, SC 29609 e-mail: MelissaAD@aol.com Christine A. Palermo Wallach 380 Mountain Road Apt. 609 Union City, N.J. 07087 From the Alumni House: Christine Sauter Gregor gave birth to a daughter, Emily Wade Gregor, a year ago. Laura Good is currently working in Atlanta for a staffing agency. Thyra Hartshorn recently traveled to Russia, Kazakstan, Lithuania, and Ukraine. She is the assistant stage manager for the San Francisco Ballet Company. Lori Boyle Wehr is currently the program director for Lehigh Valley Summerbridge, a non-
profit education assistance program for Lehigh Valley students. She was married in June 1998 to James Wehr. James is a firefighter for the city of Allentown. Their daughter Jaime Marie was born on June 18, 1999.
Reunion Homecoming 2000 Jeanine O’Grady 4 Renault Drive Flanders, NJ 07836 From the Alumni House: Karen Ann Insinga is working for Bell Atlantic Mobile and attending graduate school. She sings at weddings and performs in musical theatre. Daniel Mudimbe recently left Netscape Communications and is now working for Realnames in San Carlos, Calif., and still living in beautiful San Francisco. Holly Neher was married on Sepember 19, 1998, to Andrew Fraga. They are living in Milford, Pa.
✒ 1989 News of
Amanda Westphal Radcliffe 68 Highpoint Drive Berwyn, PA 19312 From the Alumni House: Elizabeth Kuehner Mauch recently obtained her Ph.D. in mathematics from Lehigh University. She has a tenure-track position at Bloomsburg University starting this fall. Jonathan Exaros owns and operates East Montgomery Karate Academy.
✒ 1988 News of
Cris Santini 2900 Delk Road Marietta, GA 30067 From the Alumni House: Bart Bartholomew recently moved back to the Lehigh Valley with his wife and daughter after living in Chicago and Pittsburgh for the past 10 years. Joseph Gartner IV and his wife Mary Lee have a son Joe, 2, and a daughter Amelia Mary, one month. Joseph has recently begun a new job as a music teacher at Col. Zotak Magruder High School. Robert Beyer is working for March and McLennan as a claims consultant. He was married on May 8, 1999, to Kelly Scoop. Dana Meola Link is currently working at Air Products and Chemicals in Allentown as a specialist in presentation graphics and Web 21
Class Notes content design. She has a two-year-old daughter, Amanda. Her husband, Tom, is the new owner of Andy’s Flower Shop in Hellertown.
✒ 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 From Edie: Anne Boutin McGuire wrote to announce the birth of her second child, Christopher Daniel, on July 5, 1999. They are still living in Las Vegas and Anne is enjoying being a stay-at-home mom. From the Alumni House: Kim Cocheo Cheman is teaching third grade in Park Ridge, N.J. She has completed her M.S. in educational computing. Karen Morton Jensen and her husband Tom have two children, Thomas, 2, and Christopher, 9 months. She is working part-time as a systems programmer for the FBI at Fort Monmouth, N.J. Gary Long started a new job as operations administrator at Virtua-Memorial Hospital in Mt. Holly, N.J. Martha Stibitz Harris moved from Bethlehem to the Chicago area in January. She has two daughters, Kristi, 5, and Alicia, 3.
✒ 1986 News of
James and Lynda Farrell Swartz 153 Lilac Drive Allentown, PA 18104 From the Alumni House: Mark Yeakel purchased a new home in January 1999 in northeast Bethlehem. Catherine Allen Thoma had her first child on September 29, 1999 and named her Madeline Elyse.
Reunion Homecoming 2000 Lynn Muschlitz LaBarre 651 Long Lane Road Walnutport, PA 18088 Paula Colizzo Lewinski 118 Springdale Lane Lansdale, PA 19446-3529 Pjlewinski@erols.com
From Lynn: A great big thank you goes out to Paula Colizzo Lewinski who is coordinating the reunion committee. Attending the first committee meeting was Alisa Malavolta Dartnell. She and Tom live in Great Meadows, N.J. with their four girls (ages 10, 7, 4, and 11/2). While Tom keeps busy with his CPA firm, Alisa keeps track of the girls. Val Hand Morris was also at the meeting. She brought her sons, Ryan and Kyle, to Homecoming this year. Rich Caracio, Kerry Freidl, Anita Finelli Maura, and Patty Lorenzo were also there to help organize the 15th reunion. We heard that Ruth Errico Olson of Marion, Mass., wants to get involved. No one is too far away to help. On November 6, two of our classmates joined Moravian’s 1999 Hall of Fame. It seems like yesterday that Mike Grigoruk was goalie on the soccer team and Patrice Golden Turner was dribbling down the court with the ball.
✒ 1984 News of
Janet Gomes Feakes 18 Hamilton Ave Berkeley Heights, N.J. 07922 Jfeakes@home.com
From Paula: As most of you have probably noticed, due to postcards in the mail, we have our 15th reunion coming up. If you haven’t marked the date, it’s going to be October 14, 2000, to coincide with Homecoming. It will be in the evening, so if you need to make babysitting arrangements, start thinking about it. Just prior to writing this, Joe and I attended Homecoming with our children. It was a beautiful day and it was good to see our classmates that were able to attend. Among the people I saw were Chuck Malatesta, Jim Dana, Mike Arner, Lynn Muschlitz LaBarre, Alisa Malavolta Dartnell, Rich Caracio, Val Hand Morris, Anita Finelli Maura, Patty Lorenzo, Kerry Freidl, and Frank Godshall. We have at least one public servant in our ranks in the person of Lynn Thomas Delfing. Lynn was just re-elected to the Andover Borough Council in Andover, N.J., and is now also president. In addition to this, Lynn is also the president and chairman for the Andover Regional Education Foundation, which works to get grants for the local schools. Her husband Bill is the controller for a waste management company based near Scranton, so he has a long commute. During the summer, while at the pool I take my children to, I saw someone that I thought looked familiar. Sure enough it was Lisa Makuvek Godshall ’84. She and Frank had recently moved to Doylestown.
From Janet: I attended two wonderful “Moravian events” this summer. Cindy Gessell was married to Bob Phillips on October 16, 1999, at the Essex Fells Country Club. Many Moravian friends were there: Diane Rinnovatore Smolenski and her husband Gene; Margie Richards Murphy joined us all the way from Tennessee; Teri Myrah-Broo and her husband Chuck; Leigh Newbaker Smith and her husband Craig; Tracey Rible and her fiancé, Tom Kavanagh; and Mike Dougherty ’83 and his wife Lisa. We then had the pleasure of attending Tracey Rible and Tom’s wedding the following weekend on October 23 in Mount Laurel, N.J. Barbara Devens Amidon wrote in July: “After searching for happiness abroad in Sweden (I lived there from 1988-1991), I finally came back to Bethlehem to meet my husband who had been here all along. I am happily married to David W. Amidon, a Lehigh graduate employed by Pentamation Enterprises. We have two daughters, Susie, 4, and Greta, born in March of this year. I am certified to teach secondary mathematics and have been substituting on a part-time basis for six years. Being a homemaker and mom is wonderful. I hope to have this job for at least as long as our children are preschoolers. I am active in my church and am very satisfied living as if I had lived in the 1950s!” Although I missed Homecoming this past October, my husband Jeff attended with our 21/2year-old son, Jimmy. He tailgated with the “OGO men” who are there every year—they hardly need to call each other—you can just bet on a gang being there! A fun story to share—while on a playground with my son Jimmy this past fall (who I should add was wearing a Moravian T-shirt) I heard someone say “Whose son is that? Who went to Moravian?” It turns out it was Sally Mytrowitz, whose husband George Mytrowitz is an ’87 grad of MoMo. They live in Berkeley Heights with their children: Julie, who is in first grade with my daughter Julia, and a younger son.
From the Alumni House: Valerie Hand Morris has built a new house in Barnegat, N.J. She lives there with her husband John ’86, and two sons, Ryan and Kyle. John is the vice-president of a health care consulting firm in Piscataway, N.J. Laura Frederick Maxwell and Jeff ’86 are moving to Royersford in the beginning of 2000. She has been working for Kemper Auto & Home in Exton, Pa., for nearly 18 months.
From the Alumni House: Chuck Post is living in Phillipsburg with wife Nancy, son David, a freshman at Phillipsburg High School, and daughter Kelly, in the 7th grade. He is the varsity assistant line coach at Phillipsburg High School and a volunteer coach for local midget teams. Chuck is the general manager for 84 Components in Pennington, N.J., a division of 84 Lumber Co., where he has worked since graduation.
Class Notes Sailing Along Last summer John Snyder ’80, a scientist at Ames Laboratory and a faculty member at Iowa State University, captured second place in the Silver Division of the International Flying Junior U.S.A. National Championship Regatta at Pymatuning Sailing Club on Pymatuning Lake, Pennsylvania. Snyder and his sailing partner Lu Han represented the Iowa State Sailing Club. They beat everyone at least once in the six-race, one-throwout series, including several national and international champions. It was particularly thrilling to outsail the international-class boats of the Gold Division, which sailed in the same races, because they carry sails that are not permitted in the Silver Division. “Lu Han is an Iowa State undergraduate student from Burma,” said John, also known as Woody. “I believe he has been sailing since he was twelve. I have been sailing for about two years, and racing for one year. I’m 44 years old this year, and this is the first time I’ve competed for a national championship in anything. Who would have thought?!” The team hopes to compete in the national regatta again this summer, this time in Colorado.
Photo: Karl Snyder.
Dawn Bullara-Stawiarski 26 Fox Chase Drive Blackwood, N.J. 08012 Jstawiarski@Omicron.com
Tamera Boote Hatton 715 Pineview Lane North Wales, PA 19454
From the Alumni House: Beth Heller Kortze has recently moved from teaching early childhood to remedial math and reading at the elementary level, and is working towards endorsement in learning disabilities and emotional disturbance. Beth has been married for fifteen years to husband Rick and has two children, Holly, 14, and Jonathan, 12. Catherine Hyndman finished a tour as chief of staff at the hospital where she is employed and received the Girl Scout Leader of the Year Award.
✒ 1982 News of
Joanne Belletti Molle 618 Jamie Circle King of Prussia, PA 19406 Deajoa1@aol.com
From the Alumni House: Kathleen Nancy Swell Burke is working as a project editor at McGraw-Hill in New York City. She was employed in the religion department of Silver Burdett Ginn for ten years. She is also the director of music ministries at Hildale Park Presbyterian Church in Cedar Knolls, N.J. Jeffrey Kneebone is singing in Odysseus and has been called “a commandingly impressive Heldenbariton” in the role. Jeffrey is also singing in La Bohème at the New York City Opera and has received rave reviews. Michael Scarpati recently moved to Singapore for a four-year assignment as regional marketing manager for BASF. He and his wife Brenda have two children, Michael, 12 and Tracy, 9. Patricia McGarry recently married Mark Shuster. Mirta Pimentel has been teaching Spanish at the university level since 1992. She also joined Moravian College faculty as an adjunct professor. She is enjoying being back at Moravian. Ed Cheddar is married and has a 17-year-old daughter. He works as a senior systems analyst at
First Health Services in Glen Allen, Va. He coaches an 18-and-under girls’ fast-pitch softball team that travels mostly in the mid-Atlantic states. They played in the national championship tournament last August in Michigan.
Reunion May 19-20 Molly Donaldson Brown 1906 Wenner Street Allentown, PA 18103 Unsinkable@fast.net Patrick J. Malloy 372 Central Park West, Apt. 3M New York, NY 10025-8203 From Molly: Here we are in the year 2000. Yes, it really has been almost 20 years since we left campus (laughing and/or crying) with diplomas in hand. Wouldn’t it be fun to go back to campus, chat with friends, dance and dine—but without having to pull any “all-nighters” or pay tuition bills? The opportunity is ours this spring. By now you have received notice—via personal calls and mailings about our reunion events scheduled on Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20. There is something for everyone in the mix of activities. The best part will be in seeing our fellow classmates and sharing stories from our days at Moravian and what has happened since. Please make every effort to attend. A number of people are coming in from out of town and staying at local hotels—or even in the college dorms. (Wouldn’t you like to share a bathroom with 20 people again?) There is still time to plan to join us. Our friends from other classes are welcome to be a part of the Class of 1980 excitement, too! Last October 9, Pat McGarry ’81 married Mark Shuster in Palmerton, Pa. On hand from our class were Sharon Zalewski, Kris Wellington Priore and her husband Phil; Mike Steinberger and his wife Michelle; and my husband Jeff and I. Lisa Schwalier Rogers, who has been living in Boulder, Colo., since the mid-’80s, was back east last summer. She took a detour from a week’s stay in Annapolis, Md., to visit with her pal, Debbie Tisdale Cozen in Dresher, Pa. The two hadn’t seen each other in eight years, but remained in touch almost on a daily basis via e-mail. Lisa, who works in real estate, is married to Bruce Rogers, and they have two daughters, Alison, 12, and Charlotte, 5. Charlotte accompanied her mother to Deb’s home and became fast friends with the Cozen children. Speaking of e-mail—if you have an e-mail address that you are willing to share, please forward it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the e-mail form on the College’s Web site: www.moravian.edu/alumni/home.htm. While you are there, click on the Upcoming Events page to
Class Notes Murder Is His Target John Morganelli, Northampton County district attorney, grew up in Bethlehem, the son of a construction worker. By the time he was twelve years old, he knew what he wanted to do when he grew up. This knowledge led him to Moravian College, which is a “good school and the classes were great.” During his freshman year, John spoke to the pre-law advisor, who told him to come back when he was in his junior year and she would look at his grades. They must have been satisfactory, considering that when John graduated in 1977 with a political science major, he was fifth in his class of 305. After Moravian, he attended Villanova Law School, graduated in 1980 and then went into private law practice. While in private practice, John held a number of part-time positions, including assistant city solicitor for Bethlehem, assistant public defender, and solicitor to Bethlehem City Council. He began his latest venture as Northampton County district attorney in 1992; at that time the position was part-time. In 1996, at the start of John’s second term, Northampton County made the district attorney a full-time position, and he withdrew from private practice. The district attorney’s office is responsible for prosecuting all crime in the county—juvenile and adult—and deals with appeals to higher courts. There are fourteen assistant district attorneys who deal with cases involving drugs, burglary and drunk driving. John prosecutes only murder cases. Besides being district attorney, Morganelli is president of the District Attorneys Association, an organization which is active in statewide concerns. John Morganelli is a fortunate person—obviously because he attended and graduated from Moravian College, but mostly because he is doing what he enjoys and enjoys what he is doing. That’s job satisfaction! —Claire Klatchak ’87, M.B.A. ’95
review our Reunion/Alumni Weekend plans. Now that we are safely into the new century, I would like to find out where you were and what you did on January 1, 2000. Whether it was something quite serene or wonderfully exciting, please share the details with the rest of us. (I’ll include the responses in a future column.)
From the Alumni House: Anne McCandless Rampolla recently joined the humanities department of Allentown College as an instructor.
From the Alumni House: Mike Roosa and his wife Shelli have three children, David, 12, Joshua, 9, and Michael, 5.. He is still actively in touch with Bruce Ledgerwood, who lives in Arizona.
Robin Tobman Lubin 5120 Chevy Chase Parkway Washington, DC 20008-2920
Steve Vanya 3119 Red Lawn Dr. Bethlehem, PA 18017
Robert Owermohl Jr. RR7, Box 7615 Saylorsburg, PA 18353 e-mail: email@example.com
✒ 1978 From the Alumni House: Gregory Skutches recently joined the humanities department of Allentown College as an instructor. Reverend Alice Lesak received her M.Ed. in marriage and family therapy.
✒ 1977 News of
Vince Pantalone 48 Half Street Hershey, PA 17033 Vcrprjn@aol.com Congratulations to Kenny King for being inducted into the Moravian Athletic Hall of Fame. Kenny and his beautiful wife Carol brought their children, K.K. (Kenny Jr.), Cameron, and Dominique. And it was great to see Kenny’s mom at the dinner, too. Kenny looked like he could still run the ball for the Hounds. He is a firefighter in New York City. In October I received an awesome picture from Kathy Ozzard Chism, living in California with her husband John. Celebrating their first anniversary, the Chisms must have had quite a good time. Some former classmates were there: Gwen Thomas Bolger, Susie Hyer ’76, Kim Vie Brock Jankowitz, and Kathy Kichline Adams. Mike Shelley and his wife Ruth live in Lititz with their two children, Ryan and Katie. Both children are quite the student athletes. Mike continues to be involved with his church, and has recently worked with his father on a drama production for a millenium community celebration of the heritage of Lititz. Scott Ingold ’76, associate dean of enrollments at the University of Miami, sent an e-mail to say he has been married for 19 years and has two children, Tyler and Scottie. Special lookout! If your name is listed here, please try to contact me. If you know one of the classmates listed, let me know also. Tom and Georgene Mitilenes Bonard, Charles Bonisese, Ray Dech, Janice Vuola Esposito, Sue Rehrig, Lou Lumi, Sally Pizarro, and Tom Ortwein. There is no emergency—we’re just looking for folks we haven’t heard from in a while.
✒ 1976 News of
K. Dale Zusi Scolnick 55 Dyckman Place Basking Ridge, N.J. 07920-1413 From the Alumni House: Peter Raines participated in the Celtic Classic haggis eating contest for the first time this year. Stephen and Joyce Cascario Kopko are the proud parents of two wonderful sons, Jeffrey, 17, and Kevin, 15, who recently received awards at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor. Jeffrey R. Zettlemoyer was chosen from 27 candidates to become the new assistant manager for Lower Saucon Township. He is a certified paralegal, has
Class Notes attended Temple Law School, and is a certified housing and urban development counselor.
Reunion May 19-20 Carol Brown Dibley 21 Chandler Road Chatham, N.J. 07928-1803 Rev. John Zoppi P.O. Box H Hunker, PA 15639 From the Alumni House: In December 1998, Nancy Beyhl was married to Dr. Bernard Burack, an author, professor, and cardiologist at New York’s Lenox Hill and Montefiore Hospitals. Nancy’s work is being shown at the Society of Illustrators Members Gallery in New York in January and February 2000. Besides painting, writing, and illustrating, Bernie and Nancy sail out of Three Mile Harbor, East Hampton, N.Y. A trip to Australia is in the works for winter 2000. Nancy received a master’s degree in illustration with honors from Syracuse University in 1994. Patricia Ackerman began working as the print buyer for Health Partners in Phillipsburg, N.J., in April. Her responsibilities include scheduling of print production, print buying, and premium buying.
✒ 1974 News of
Cyndee Andreas Grifo 1207 Gulph Creek Dr. Radnor, PA 19087 I am excited about taking over as correspondent for the class of ’74. Otto and Susan Lenius Dreydoppel have done an excellent job for the past 25 years and I hope I can give them a welldeserved break. Jim and I moved from San Francisco back to the Philadelphia area three years ago. Jim is the managing director for sales and distribution of mutual funds at Deutsche Asset Management. I have not been teaching since we moved back; however, I manage to keep busy by taking Italian, computer, and yoga classes and going out to lunch with friends, including Wendy Perry Hartung’73. Our daughter, Heather, is 23 years old and is in her first year of law school at Willamette University in Oregon. Our twin boys, Brett and Drew, are 20 years old and are sophomores at the University of Richmond in Virginia. As you know, our class had its 25th reunion in May. I was able to attend the Friday evening picnic and a get-together at Granny McCarthy’s
Tea Room owned by Linda Shay Gardner and her husband Neville. It was terrific seeing so many familiar faces. Paula Matus Ferry said she was impressed because despite the fact that there have been many physical changes at Moravian since she graduated, she still felt that the campus retained its warm and comfortable atmosphere. Paula is living in Hazleton, Pa., with her four children. Paula works at the local Penn State campus book store. Her oldest daughter Maeve is 16 years old and is interning with a local TV station. Caitlin is 14 years old and enjoys theater just like her mom. Her sons John,12, and Will, 9, keep Paula busy just being boys. Susan Chapman Boehret lives in Allentown and is a program coordinator in the adult literacy program at Northampton Community College. She began working as an instructor and now trains tutors to work with literacy students. She is currently working on a grant for training Moravian students to help the literacy need in Bethlehem. Suzie has two daughters. Allison is a junior at Penn State University Park in the Scholars College. Kate is a sophomore at the University of Delaware. Suzie’s husband, Bob, works in sales at Burzl-Marstan in Philadelphia and they enjoy doing a lot of traveling now that the girls are away at school.
✒ 1973 News of
Dennis Jones 614 Crestline Avenue Bethlehem, PA 18015-4204 Priscilla Barres Schueck 703 West Goepp Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 From the Alumni House: Keith Lambie represented Moravian College at the inauguration of Susan Cole, the new president of Montclair State University. Keith was a member of the 1970 football team that was
inducted into the Moravian College Hall of Fame on November 6, 1999. Ann Phillips Abadessa began as a volunteer at Musikfest about ten years ago. Now she is the director of finance of the Bethlehem Musikfest Association. She finds this a “nice change from public accounting.” Herbert Francisco has retired with a new business, While Away Pet Care, covering the East Penn Area (Blandon east to Emmaus, I-78 south to Boyertown). He cares for all kinds of pets and living things and already feels a little like James Herriot. Herbert has two golden retrievers, a guard crow named Joe, and an undercover opposum named Oscar wandering around home; the latter two are rehabs that just haven’t returned to the wild yet.
✒ 1972 News of
Beverly Papps Skeffington 25910 Stuckey Avenue S.W. Vashon, WA 98070 firstname.lastname@example.org From Beverly: Geez, the time really got away from me— anyway, here it goes. I was pleased to hear from Tom Albrecht last summer. He brought me up to date on the Albrecht kids. Daughter Becca had just finished a two-year stint with Teach for America and was returning to her position as assistant dean of student affairs at CarnegieMellon University. Son Matt had spent time studying at Oxford last year and graduated from college this past spring. Matt plays soccer in the U.S. and in Canada and had just earned his second All-American. Youngest son Josh is in college. Our son Mason is now driving. My job with the travel agency continues to bring me joy (headed for Manzanillo, Mexico). From the grapevine—our favorite attorney, Jon Steiger, has just returned from another sea voyage in the Greek Isles. From the Alumni House: H. Marie Lawrence has been promoted from assistant professor to associate professor and has been awarded tenure at Cedar Crest College.
✒ 1971 News of
John Madison 5749 Blue Grass Tail Coopersburg, PA 18036-1835
Keith Lambie ’73 with Susan Cole, new president of Montclair State University.
Constance M. Sokalsky 1441 Hillcrest Court #210 Camp Hill, PA 17011-8021
Class Notes From the Alumni House: Swanee Roberts Ballman recently had a novel, Tamarind, published. She is touring now to promote her book. The suspense-filled book is based on actual events in a small Florida town. Our classmate can be reached at email@example.com. In their spare time Swanee and her husband, Frank, are finishing their VFR training. Doug Bauder recently appeared on CNN with Janet Reno. Doug is a member of Bloomington’s Human Rights Commission. He was asked by the mayor to become involved in a coalition of civic leaders in response to the hate-cult activities of Benjamin Smith, who killed a Korean graduate student on the campus of Indiana University where Doug works on the staff of the dean of students. Elizabeth Paizs Benotti was promoted to vicepresident at MSS. Roy Ledbetter is working for a Christian publisher in St. Louis and is active in both the Episcopal and Lutheran churches there. There are no Moravians around. He is still building a Putz as Dr. and Mrs. Haupert taught him. On a recent visit to the Lehigh Valley, Roy stopped by the Alumni House. He let us know that he was in town to help start a Society of Nativity Scene Builders of America. Reverend Brad Lutz is working on a certificate in spiritual direction at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in Bethesda, Md., and in formation as a Benedictine Oblate at Ecumenical Monastery in Madison, Wis. He recently led the effort to establish the first housing program for persons dually diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and substance abuse in Lake County, Ill.
Reunion May 19-20 Denise Maday Greiner 309 High Street Catasauqua, PA 18032-1428 Kenneth T. Small 216 Owego Street Candor, NY 13743
✒ 1969 News of
Wayne Beaver 15848 North Tenth Street Phoenix, AZ 85022-3143 From Wayne: Congratulations to all of the class of 1969 for the generous support of the 1998-1999 Moravian College Annual Fund. To reiterate Jim Hutchinson’s letter, the fund raised $1,404,727, which was $302,809 or 27% better than the
previous year. The class of 1969 contributed an impressive $34,865 which exceeded the contributions from the previous year by $14, 398 or 70%. Our class was recognized at the Alumni Day ceremonies as having made the largest gift to the Annual Fund this year. You gotta be impressed. From the Alumni House: Linda Evans Shotkus’s business, Potpourri Designs, Inc., has grown to eight locations. She has been in business for 22 years. Ron Thompson is now working with museums, historical societies, parks, etc. on all different interpretive media. He retired from the National Park Service after 21 years of employment.
Cluster Reunion May 19-20 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
From the Alumni House: Mary Pitsilos Moukoulis is the proud grandmother of twins, Peter and Barbara, who were born on October 20, 1998.
George Berger 107 Mohawk Drive Johnston, PA 15905 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cluster Reunion May 19-20
Jill Stefko 734 Second Avenue Bethlehem, PA 18018
William Horwath 22300 Maplewood Drive Southfield, MI 48034 Will@m-m-s.com
From the Alumni House: Peter and Bonnie Philo Bischoff ’68 report their daughter Heidi’s marriage in 1997. Their daughter Katie graduated from college in December 1999 and their son Dan will be graduating from the College of New Jersey in 2000. Robert Bees retired from teaching last Christmas and recently made his third hole in one.
✒ 1967 News of
Marisue Brugler Easterly R.D. Box 3109 Saylorsburg, PA 18017 From the Alumni House: Bill Risley and his distant cousin Barbara Martin Stout (Seminary M.A.P.C. ’87) met this summer at a huge family reunion in Massachusetts. He reminisced about his days at Moravian with stories of his favorite professors: Dan Gilbert, Rudy Ackerman, and Fred McConnell. Ruth Harris Runkle graduated from ministerial school at Chesapeake Bible College with her bachelor’s degree in Christian ministry. She also graduated from the School of Ministerial Training in New Castle, Del.
From the Alumni House: Steven Steiner’s son Joshua will be getting married on May 18 to Lheny Lewis in Ithaca, N.Y. Sue Erskine Fretwell traveled to Monhegan Island off the coast of Maine this summer. She and a couple of friends hiked all 17 miles of trails. Sue had a wonderful time and enjoyed the gorgeous surroundings. She also was privileged to experience a private viewing of artist James Fitzgerald’s original paintings. Lt. Col. Philip Evans is the proud grandfather of six grandchildren. Lynn Merriken Cognetti’s daughter Cara will be married on May 20 to Eric Harris. And Karen Whitten Adubo is a grandmother as of February 1999 when her granddaughter, Phoenix, was born.
Cluster Reunion May 19-20 Judith Morecz Simpson 2532 Hepplewhite Drive York, PA 17404-1216 From the Alumni House: Craig Borst has retired after 31 years as an instructional media specialist for Southern Lehigh School District. He is currently the educational technology specialist for Moravian Academy and a host of a local television program for RCN Cable TV in the Lehigh Valley. This past summer he and his wife Darlene Refsnider Borst ’67 shared a week of vacation with Tom Apjohn ’63 and his family at Wells Beach, Maine.
Class Notes John Willis has retired after 30 years with the FBI. He began a new career with the North Carolina Department of Justice.
✒ 1963 News of
Bill Leicht 16819 N. 59th Place Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Fax: (602) 493-1949 E-mail: email@example.com From Bill: Great to hear from Jim and Judy Studwell MacDonald. Jim retired as Carmel High School principal in 1996. He is now a part-time assistant school superintendent and bookseller. They celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary in September. Their older daughter and husband are living in Columbia, Md., and are expecting their second child in November. Their son is married, a new father, and a teacher in the Pearl River School District. Their younger daughter is a senior at Pace University and will keep the teaching profession going in the family. Jim and Judy went to the Moravian Christmas Vespers last December and were still moved by the experience. Russ and Shirlee Ford Miller are enjoying retirement since Russ packed it in with AT&T after 35-plus years. Six relocations with the company left them residing in Flemington, N.J., for the past 21 years. They enjoy their sailboat, which they keep at Middle River on the Chesapeake, and spend part of their time in their Hilton Head villa golfing and sailing. Russ would like to hear from alumni through his e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Carol received her Realtor’s license and it’s now a family thing with RE/MAX Realty. We love working with all the buyers and sellers and have met a lot of nice people, some of whom have become good friends. If you know someone who will be relocating to Arizona pass along our name and number. We’ll be glad to show them around. From the Alumni House: Rev. Robert and Judith Bartoe Kohler ’64 celebrated the marriage of their youngest son in January 2000.
✒ 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
From the Alumni House: Roger Nagle is looking forward to the birth of his first grandchild on January 30, 2000. Faith Mong recently gave a guest lecture in math and quilting.
✒ 1961 News of
Sandra Kromer Jones 9 Driftwood Drive Somerset, N.J. 08873-1717 From the Alumni House: Dennis Bleam is the proud grandfather of Meghan Lee Bleam.
Reunion May 19-20 Jane Ziegenfus Hamill 237 Thorn Street Swickley, PA 15143 From the Alumni House: Ralph DeWalt has retired from the Navy and is working as a systems development manager at the Navy Federal Credit Union, Vienna, Va. Pete French is currently interim dean for academic affairs and dean of the college at Walsh University in Canton, Ohio. He is keeping his permanent residence in Florida and expects to move back there in a year and a half. Joan Gernert Vignoul will be retiring in 2000. Myron Meilicke Jr. and his wife are becoming full-time travelers now that they are retired.
✒ 1959 News of
Kathy Werst Detwiler 1383 North Allen Street State College, PA 16803 firstname.lastname@example.org From Kathy: Homecoming ’99 at Moravian College was a unique and delightful experience! In the morning the Mathematics Department hosted a fine reception in the beautiful Snyder Room of the Haupert Union Building. At noontime Gus Rampone and Monk Morelli organized ’59 classmates and friends for a fun pregame tailgate. During the game Bruce Mumie ’58 and Rodney Miller arrived and joined in the HC celebration of grandparents. Gus and his wife shared pictures of their first grandchild. Monk and his wife announced that they also have a new grandchild (number 6). Bruce and his wife displayed a large framed handsome photo of their seven grandchil-
dren all dressed in MC attire. Rodney told of recently adding number 7 to his grandchildren. Paul Noonan was also in the Steel Field Tailgate area, celebrating his retirement from 37 years of teaching high-school English in New Jersey. Upon returning to State College I talked with our own Miss Moravian, Nan Gingher. Nan took an early retirement for medical reasons. She is receiving dialysis treatments and feeling good. She lives in her country home situated on ten acres and has developed her own wheelchair garden. She serves as an advocate with dialysis unit personnel and clients, and in her spare time even quilts. Her attitude and spirits are as positive and uplifting as ever, and Nan promises to return to MC to visit with us again next reunion.
✒ 1958 News of
F. Jarrett (“Dee”) DeJulio (Bennie Bennett) P.O. Box 607 Dover, N.J. 07802-0607 From Dee: The article on A. Kathrine “Kitty” Miller class of 1934 was excellent. I had met her some 40 years ago when she visited my parents’ home in Haddonfield, N.J. The three had a classical music session:“Kitty” on violin; Daddy (J. Kenneth Bennett ’24) on cello; Mother (Polly Jarrett ’34) on piano. Pauline “Polly” Jarrett Bennett Ford ’34 passed away on March 19, 1999, in Orange, N.J. She was the widow of J. Kenneth Bennett ’24 and is at rest in Emmaus Moravian Cemetery. She also survived Laurance O. Ford. I held private graveside services with my youngest son Ken DeJulio . The 1954 to 1959 class notes are interesting because of recognizable names. Our sympathies to “big sister” Cornelia Schlotter ’57, who lost her mother, Madeline Fuhr Schlotter ’34, January 7. Does anyone know the whereabouts of Nancy Reeves Bacon, secretarial in the 1950s? My last contact with her was in 1962 when she was living in Alberta, Canada, with her husband who had a garage and she was having her horses schooled. I believe she was originally from the Hamptons in New York State. Despite a late spring planting due to cold weather, and a hot, dry summer, I took awards in vegetables/herbs at the 11th mid- September “Harvest Show” at the Frelinghusen Arboretum in Morristown, N.J. My son Ken’s main entry, “Mr. Rod Fisherman, I repair/build fishing rods,” took an award. He is in his 18th year of employment at a local A&P as a part-time general clerk. He again took two gold medals at the May 1999 Regional Special Olympics in bench pressing and dead lifting. I still do occasional woodworking restoration/ refinishing and small order mail processing from 27
Class Notes my kitchen-based office studio. Playing the 12string guitar and singing traditional country, train, folk, and sacred ballads; and doing some art work on occasion is enjoyable. I remain on permanent Social Security, disability, New Jersey State, and Virginia benefits.
Philadelphia area home for a school reunion and decided to carry that over to college days at Moravian. On a beautiful Tuesday in midOctober, Joan and Gloria Rabenold Churchman ’54 met at the South Campus for a tour of the “new” facilities with Lucy McCall ’54 and Bev Bell, Helen Desh Woodbridge ’54, Bertie Knisely ’69 and others. They were especially impressed by the windows in the Chapel and the fact that the stairway to the second floor in what was Main Hall no longer exists. Gloria and Joan were roommates in those days and had quite a nostalgia trip when they had an opportunity to see their old dorm room. “The next day Joan and Gloria, Mary Louise Kilpatrick Kohl, and I met for lunch in Hershey and were hosted by Gloria at her home in Hummelstown for dessert and more ‘catching up’ time. “Gloria and Bob, as career army folk, traveled to many places in this country and overseas, moving more than twenty times. Bob is retired from the Army and is an area mananger for PEMA in Harrisburg and Gloria has kept busy with many projects around their home. When time comes to retire, they plan to move to their place in the Poconos where they’ll be near their daughter Sheridan. “Mary Louise and Dick Kohl have a lovely home on Lake Wynonah at Auburn, Pa. Now that he is retired from his position as bishop of the Evangelical Congregational Church, Dick can stroll down to the lake and fish at a moment’s urging. They keep busy with their grandchildren and Dick has agreed to be a part-time pastor at a nearby church and has also led two preaching missions since retirement. Mary continues to be Dick’s ‘other right hand’ in many ways. “We Benners have been retired for two plus years and also keep in close contact with our four sons and our grandchildren. We enjoy golf and the Elderhostel program. Dick preaches when local pastors are on vacation and I still substitute teach on occasion at two local high schools.”
two girls, both married, and one grandchild. Mary paints and does sculpting, is in national shows, and has had honorable mention. Congratulations Mary. It was good to hear about you! The month of August is a very busy time in Bethlehem with Musikfest. John and I usually bump into Anne Enright ’52 and Helen Desh Woodbridge ’54 at Central Moravian Church’s Vesper Concerts which we again did. We all enjoyed Soojin Ahn, a pianist from Seoul, Korea. John and I were part of “Steel Choir” which performed at Musikfest and also several times during the Steel Festival in September. The songs were about the workers and happenings in “the mill.” To me the Steel Choir is a link to my past since I was a secretary at Bethlehem Steel for 24 years and my father worked in the Open Hearth for 45 years where “he made steel.” It was good to be with Kitty Kiss Schenck ’40 and Helen Grote Detthof ’40 at the Reunion 2000 Leadership Day in September in the HUB. We had lunch in the Food Court where we reminisced about our days at the Antiques Show. Joan, Rosie and I got together for lunch in October when Joan talked about her trip to Manitoba, Canada. She and her husband Wallace stayed in Churchill on Hudson Bay. Churchill is the polar bear capital of the world and is the only settlement where polar bears can be observed “in the wild.” They drove back through South Dakota, Montana, Missouri, and Minnesota, visiting the Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore, the Crazy Horse Monument, the battlefield of Custer’s Last Stand, the Lewis and Clark Expedition Museum, the Lincoln Log Cabin home and farm, and the Mall of America. Joan called Barbara (Bam) McCombs Justice in Sarasota, Fla., where she is living upon her retirement. Gladys Smith Winhelman wrote to say they have a new addition to the family. Son Scott changed jobs and needed someone to care for Sport, his 80-lb. boxer. He is beautiful and so smart. Now she feels so safe with Sport around.
Reunion May 19-20
Helen Varady Keyser 2038 Kenmerer Street Bethlehem, PA 18018
Helen Desh Woodbridge 3574 Browning Lane Bethlehem, PA 18018
Robert Gray 3190 Pheasant Drive Northampton, PA 18067-9768
From Helen: It is the same old news as I heard someone say. So why don’t you drop me a line! Joan Landrock Schlegel, Rose Mandic Donchez, and I met for lunch at the Bridgeworks in July where we met Mary Pongracz ’52 who also was there for lunch. Joan told Rosie and me that she had a phone call from Mary Polak Barkis ’59, who was here from Marietta, Ga., for a family reunion. Mary and her husband Ed have
From Helen: “Oh, you haven’t changed. The one thing I always remember about you is that you offered me bubble gum which turned out to be Ex-Lax, and I missed a whole day of classes,” Gloria Rabenold Churchman said to Bev Bell ’56 on meeting her recently on South Campus. Anyway, there in the parking lot near the Payne Gallery (old gym) on October 12 were Bev and those who responded to her invitation to welcome Joan Kinard Mercado from Houston,
From the Alumni House: Fritz Toner was recently one of nine Liberty High School alums inducted into Liberty’s Hall of Fame. The ceremony was held at the Minsi Trail Inn in Bethlehem. Fritz lettered in four sports and was an All-State basketball player while attending Liberty. He was also the only Moravian athlete to have lettered in four sports.
✒ 1957 News of
Pearl Stein 3 Tulip Court Marlton, NJ 08053-5542 From Pearl: I read and reread a letter sent by Joan Schnable Haupert describing Pete and Joan’s exciting travels and studies. I thought you would like to hear about them too. “Pete had a super month in Paris and I had the trip of a lifetime in Portugal. I’ve always wanted to go to Portugal and not until I was 64 did I get there. Yippee. Portugal’s such a well-kept secret— beautiful country, gentle, quiet people, the sea, beaches, olive groves, cork farms, wineries, and superb food. . . . “Isn’t retirement great! We are busier than ever and still bike, run, and swim a lot. I’m still doing a lot of volunteer work at two retirement homes here in Waukesha. It is so rewarding for them and for me. And, I am still welding—mostly stuff for the yard. I’m working on a sundial made out of a manhole cover Pete gave me for Christmas a few years ago. I’m looking for railroad spikes to make a lamp like one I saw in Montana. . . . “We’ve just had our 40th anniversary on June 13. All the kids were here to surprise us. Life and God are good.”
✒ 1956 From the Alumni House: A letter from Pauline Ritter Benner had the following news. “After forty-five years October brought a reunion of several graduates of Moravian College for Women ’54 with friends from the class of ’56. Joan Kinard Mercado ’54 returned to her 28
Class Notes Tex. Joan was back for her first time in 45 years. The others were Lucy McCall, Renee Johnson Dragotta ’56, Merdy West Fulton ’56, Shirley Beck Dutt, Betty Kuss Erney, and I. We also had among us Bertie Knisely ’69, our alumni director. It was a short walk from there to the Depot where we shared photos and news during lunch. Here Betty and Joan learned they live in the same city (Houston). Visiting her 95-year-old mother in Allentown, Betty welcomed the invitation to join us. She also inquired about Pat Nebinger and Helen Varady Keyser ’55. Lucy retired from Moravian College, Bev from Bethlehem Steel, and Renee from teaching high school. Gloria kept her mind active by taking courses at bases where her husband was stationed, and being a mother of two girls. Following lunch we headed to South Campus for pictures around Benigna’s statue in back of the Brethren’s House with Bertie as our photographer. There was time for Joan and Gloria to revisit the Moravian Book Shop. Bertie led us through the door, next to the parking lot, up the elevator to the floor of Peter Hall (Old Chapel), through the hallway where two rooms, art rooms, were open to view. Those back for the first time noticed the Chapel’s new organ opposite the orginal one, now gone, the risers and chairs in the back that block the door we entered for required Convocation and other services. Merdy’s husband Don told me later at a church dinner how he recognized his bride-to-be after his meditation that day when he greeted each one as she left the Chapel. “One student said something that impressed him and he found out her name.” The benches here and in Hearst Hall seemed to be darker than years ago. We remember Hearst Hall as the speech and drama studios. The next two rooms we entered were locked, but the security guard opened them. The George Washington Room, then a large comfortable lounge, was made into two rooms with early period furniture and keyboard instruments. The library, once with shelves of books and chairs around round tables, is now a music classroom with chairs at long tables. Where is the wall plaque that informed us that this room was the operating room of the Continental Hospital? The guard then took us downstairs to the “dungeon” and showed us the door of the tunnel to Main Hall, subjects of stories we have heard. We left the Brethren’s House and Bertie led us to Main Hall. Missed in the front hallway was the beautiful stairway to the second floor. The Blue Parlors were a bit more ornate than years ago. The offices of Dean Curtis and Bushnell are now one big reception room that we could see from the hallway going to the stairs leading to the old dorm rooms. Joan and Gloria wanted especially to see the dorm they shared as did Merdy and Renee. Some things don’t change, like interest in sunbathing on the roof, only a bit smaller than some remembered. We ended our day together on the back campus near the carriage drive and
encouraged one another to return for another Founder’s Day which is such a special day to students of old Moravian College for Women. I am glad Bev, “the small but mighty” as the yearbook says, has kept up an interest in her classmates which I have shared here. She has also helped to keep alive, along with Shirley, the tradition of Founder’s Day, as members of the Committee. Bertie was instrumental in arranging the October 12 get-together. From the Alumni House: Reverend John Moyer recently retired.
✒ 1953 News of
Charlie Hasenecz 3940 Washington Street Bethlehem, PA 18020 Mundahas@aol.com Marilyn Nuss Landon 1510 Taylor Avenue Ft. Washington, MD 20744-2911 E. Allen Schultz 931 San Carlos Avenue, N.E. St. Petersburg, FL 33702 From the Alumni House: MaryAnn Rayner was elected to serve on the board of the Bethlehem Murka Sister City Association for a one-year term.
✒ 1952 News of
Gloria Parkhill PO Box 214 Stockertown, PA 18083-0214 From the Alumni House: Donald Cohen is the proud grandfather of four boys and one princess. He still practices medicine in the field of pathology. His wife Judy is an active art historian with an interest in 20th-century architecture, particularly art deco. Mary Pongracz was elected to serve on the board of the Bethlehem Murka Sister City Association for a two-year term.
✒ 1951 News of
Andy Jasso 35 Greenwich Street Bethlehem, PA 18018-2439 Carol Buechner McMullen 9 Magnolia Ave. Montvale, N.J. 07645
From Carol: Debbie Irwin Fleagle wrote from her home in Virginia where she leads a busy life. She had a trip planned to Eastern Europe, Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic in October and, after that, a trip to Disney World with her family. When she isn’t traveling, Debbie plays tennis three times a week, plays bridge (duplicate and rubber) and volunteers at her church and library. She also keeps in touch with several classmates and reports that Pat Center Moyer weathers the Florida hurricanes, raises birds, and still loves dogs. Betsey Tait Puth celebrated her daughter Allison’s wedding last June. In August I moved (again) to my new home in Montvale, N.J., where I hope to stay. We are pretty well settled by now. Soon after the move, a hurricane named Floyd arrived and gave this part of New Jersey a bad time. There was much damage to roads and especially bridges, many homes, and places of business were flooded. We were very fortunate to have suffered only some inconvenience—loss of electricity, having to boil water or use bottled water. Our new home was none the worse for Floyd’s worst efforts. From June: Nancy Oplinger Dover, Lois Shafer Smith, and June Shafer Scholl and their husbands met in Washington, D.C., on June 30 at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum. The classmates from New Mexico, Virginia, and Bethlehem were there to attend a presentation by Nancy’s husband Ed to a Washington-area aviation society about his recently published book, The Long Way Home.
Reunion May 19-20 Bob Scholl P.O. Box 5083 Bethlehem, PA 18015
✒ 1949 News of
Faye Werley Jurden Oak Lane Manor 1113 Parkside Drive Wilmington, DE 19803 Thomas E. Keim 335 Spring St. Bethlehem, PA 18018 William H. Woods 3032 Coplay Lane Whitehall, PA 18052 From Tom: Those who attended our 50th reunion, but were not mentioned in the last issue of the 29
Class Notes magazine, were Albert Buralli, Erwin Boettcher, Roger Doll, Robert Johnston, Frank Weaver, and John Williams—my apologies. Our reunion weekend this year will be May 19 and 20. Please plan to attend—you’ll enjoy seeing your classmates. Bill and I would like to hear from you. Tell us what has happened in your lives since graduation. My wife and I have moved after 49 years in our home at 422 E. Locust St. We now live in a condo and are enjoying the new surroundings.
✒ 1948 News of
Marion Schmidt Heacock 407 East Fairview Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 Janice Trauger Bewley and husband Don attended Don’s high school class reunion in October in Bethlehem. Since my husband and Don were in the same class, I had a good conversation with Janice. Janice and Don had to evacuate their home in Bluffton, S.C., due to Hurricane Floyd, but no damage was done to their property. She and Don are doing well. Bill and I had a grand vacation in August. We flew to Boston and from there toured Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and down through Maine. The weather was perfect. We saw moose and eagles, and enjoyed lots of lobsters and mussels.
✒ 1947 News of
June Urffer Moyer 27012 Aldeano Drive Mission Viejo, CA 92691 Kitty Nies Geiger has attended classes at Cedar Crest’s Institute of Learning for Retired People. The instructors are retired professional people, also some business people, and politicians giving information about city and country. Students may choose from a large selection of subjects. Kitty is still involved in volunteering at Lehigh Valley Hospital Gift Shop. Her twin grandsons are fifteen and sophomores at Liberty High. They are tall and love to tower over grandma. Lorry Zoshack Kelly from Hampton, Va., writes that they got through two hurricanes all right, except for power loss and limbs of trees. There was lots of flooding around them. Two churches where Lorry’s daughter-in-law is secretary had flooding in the narthex and two feet of water by the altar. Her son lost two trees, one sixty to eighty feet, and had a flash flood in his yard at 2:30 a.m. which caused excitement.
Janet Parks Weinland writes that Bill retired from the ministry six years ago and they moved to a retirement community called Copeland Oaks where they have many ministerial friends. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house and their children and grandchildren presented a musical program. They have four daughters and four sons-in-law, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. They enjoyed a trip to Alaska, a day in Vancouver, and a visit to the “most spectacular” Butchart Gardens in Victoria. Janet writes “like most people, we learned retirement does not mean idleness.” Bill has been working on a book, which he had just completed. Barbara Schlegel Miller and Ken also celebrated their 50th anniversary. A seven-day trip on the Mississippi was wonderful with beautiful weather, terrific entertainment, and great food. They arrived home on September 10, their anniversary, and had a dinner at the Highlands for eighty family members and friends two days later. Bob and I had a very nice visit with Barbara and Ken in July. They have a big apartment at the Highlands in Wyomissing, Pa. We also visited Mildred Deibert Kistler ’34 in her lovely, cozy apartment. June Hunsicker Kuhns and Gerry live in Stuart, Fla., which is between Miami and Orlando. Hurricane Floyd gave them wind and rain, but no damage. Hurricane Harvey bypassed them. The Kuhns celebrated their fiftieth anniversary; a dual celebration with son Scott and wife celebrating their twenty-second anniversary, a gigantic celebration with music from the big band era even a band member from Park Frankenfield’s 16-piece band, originally from the Lehigh Valley, which played at Dorney Park and the old dance places. June’s grandsons are fourteen and six. She lives close enough to be involved in some actitivities. The Kuhns were looking forward to a trip to Branson, Missouri. Jean Zehner Lombardi was without power for 71/2 hours during Floyd but she realizes it could have been much worse. She is enjoying day trips with a senior group and spending some weekends with her mother in Schuykill County. Reen Iredell Cutter writes that at the end of June, her EKG showed she needed to go to a cardiologist and that progressed to an operation on July 1. She had her mitral valve replaced with a pig’s valve and six days later a pacemaker was inserted. At her writing in October she was in rehab and slowly returning to normal. The doctor promises she’ll be her old self in four or five months—in some ways better than her old self now that she has a regular heartbeat and does not have to take one medication to make her heart beat and another to make it beat regularly. Through all this, she says, “Bill has cared for me beautifully. He is not only my chief cook and housekeeper but my big booster whenever I get depressed.”
They are counting on everything going well and are planning a cruise on the Noordam in March to South America. The Cutters are escorts. They had to cancel out on the riverboat cruise down the Danube on August 4. I was ready to go to press when I received a newsy note form Peg Loveless Browne. Peg really truly retired! She says when she anticipated retirement she wondered how she could possibly fill her days after so many years of teaching. “Like most of us, I found freedom of choice is wonderful.” She enjoys visiting her sister and friends in Cape Cod, cleaning, and sorting some serious organization. “So far no pangs of missing school.” Peg was planning to see Reen in Colorado during the Thanksgiving holiday when they both visit family. In January or February Peg will be back in Colorado when her son Carl and his wife will have their first baby, Peg’s eighth grandchild. I had a surprise letter from Marion Emig Hoffman ’46 in September followed by a phone call in October. She is well and truly loves Alaska. Through Marion I spoke on the phone with Ed Steager. We had a warm, friendly conversation. He and his wife are doing well. Marion and I purchased Ed’s American, Everyman poetry book. As for the Moyers, we are well and busy traveling, volunteering, involved with many hobbies. I’ve become very fascinated writing poetry. Bob is an avid fly fisherman, ties flies, and builds rods. We had a grand reunion with our kids at our cabin in Pennsylvania. I spoke with Marjorie Silverberg on the phone on one of our trips to Pennsylvania this summer. She and her family are fine. Marj keeps busy. Ann Root Meyer ’46 and Ed were planning to be with us for Thanksgiving turkey. “We have no hurricanes in California, but the Hector Mine quake on October 16 awoke us at 2:46 a.m. rolled our bed, turned our art work askew, and rearranged canned goods in our pantry.” From the Alumni House: The Schisler Funeral Home, Inc., owned by Charlotte Unangst Schisler, has received the Gold Award for Exemplary Service from the International Order of the Golden Rule.
✒ 1946 News of
Martha Meixell Danner 10 Lynbrook Drive Lambertville, N.J. 08530-3007 Ada Zellner Flower 834 Hilltop Road Oyster Bay, NY 11771 Ileen Whitehead Birnbuam 4167 Green Pond Road Bethlehem, PA 18020
Class Notes From Ileen: Margaret Kuehn Buhrig retired after 25 years of law practice and really misses it. She keeps in touch but misses her two daughters and granddaughter, especially since she has been a widow for nine years. One daughter is director of the Boeing Company Space Systems Division of Marketing. Her 5-year-old granddaughter is the child of her older daughter and her husband. Frances Tallarico Buragino was back at Moravian handling the Vespers tickets during the fall. She finds it to be busy, challenging, and enjoyable. There is something new each year about the College. She said it is a great place! Her husband Joe had a slight stroke on return from Alaska but he is doing well. They spent February in Florida and the summer in Vermont. They both love being busy with his deacon ministry. Jean Mandell Litow enjoyed a trip with her daughter Susan to London and Buckingham Palace, Bath, and Stonehenge. They saw the eclipse in England, then took the Eurorail to Paris, went shopping, and visited the Louvre. They also took a boat ride on the Seine and had dinner at the Eiffel Tower. Elizabeth Voorhees Pels “Kip” is a computer nerd and is enjoying life in a small town. She is involved in her local church and does bookkeeping for three groups. Kip has three children and four grandchildren. Three are girls, the newest a grandson, Morgan DeForest Pels, and all are within visiting distance. Caroline Sanders Shaud spends much time with husband Bill, who has severe arthritis, and does volunteer work at a local nursing home. I am the temporary 1946 class correspondent until Martha Meixell Danner is able to take over. She recently lost her husband. My husband Dave and I have two sons with two dear wives and the joy of three grandchildren. The entire family enjoys traveling and camping. We’ve traveled in 21 foreign countries over the years and all 50 states. We are in close contact with MC girls Audrey Roche Long ’44, Jean Mandell Litow, and Ada Zellner Flower.
Reunion May 19-20 Jane Smith Ebelhare 805 Buckeye Street Ft. Collins, CO 80524 From Jane: Eleanor Beidelman Kline has had some very pleasant times in the last few months. A former student of hers from Iowa came to visit. Since they hadn’t seen each other for twelve years, they had a lot of “catching up” to do. Then, in September, a former student of Eleanor’s husband arrived with his family and spent some time with her. Dorothy Stump Lied was in Wildwood, N.J., when Hurricane Floyd came blowing up the East
Coast. Since all activities were understandably cancelled, she spent the day watching the television and the ocean waves, which kept growing in size and strength. Then the eye of the storm with its calm passed over followed by more wind but thankfully they were spared the worst of it. Dottie keeps busy knitting, crocheting, sewing, water color painting, and exercising. Recently she has started reading to kindergartners who need extra help. She is finding this to be fun as well as fulfilling. Hurricane Irene had Alice Joyce Yeager and her husband Bob hustling to make the usual preparations but fortunately things didn’t get that bad. Anyway, they enjoyed having a friend who has a mobile home stay with them for the night during the storm. Having lived in Florida for 31 years myself, I can empathize with all the preparations and the relief if they weren’t needed. Several months ago, Alice visited her son and his family and while there she was joined by her daughter. They had fun trying the local restaurants and had a great visit to Mt. Vernon, followed by a tour of Great Falls Park, near Washington, D.C. Ellen Peters McGinnis called several weeks ago. In September she travelled to Capitola, Calif., to attend the wedding of her granddaughter and had a great time seeing children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Since then she has been busily occupied with company. Lois Moser Harke and husband Al are “doing fine.” They planned to fly back to the East Coast for the Christmas and New Year holidays and try to juggle celebrations between Washington, D.C., and Harrisburg, Pa., where their children and their families live. All the grandchildren are grown and are working or in college or graduate school except for Rachael, who is fifteen and goes at a breakneck pace with her many musical events. Their son Gary has been appointed executive director of the Pennsylvania Council of Churches in Harrisburg. After six months in their new home in Allentown, Janet Moyer Paulus and Dick are beginning to feel at home. She says that the M&Ms (Mighty Moravians) composed of Jackie Haas Bauder, Florence Drebert Fritts, Doris Fetterman Cherrington ’43, and Janet and their spouses are making plans for their annual holiday get-together and talk fest. Janet is chairing the committee for our 55th reunion in May. Gloria Gately Chipman reported that she and Frank were only “minimally” affected by Hurricane Floyd—no electricity for several days, no phone for 11 days, and no cable for 21 days. However, in their town, Kinston, N.C., there were almost a thousand homes uninhabitable and the area east of I-95 was devastated. Frank was working at one of the disaster centers, and Gloria was helping at a feeding center. In early October, they went to Pennsylvania for Gloria’s 58th high school reunion. They had a very enjoyable cruise along the Norwegian coast in June, in the extreme northern part of Norway where the sun
never sets. After a seven-day Caribbean cruise in November, they were planning to concentrate more on travel in the U.S.A., including a jaunt to Disney World in January. I had a really wonderful letter from Jackie Haas Bauder. She has joined the ranks of e-mail enthusiasts and has purchased a new computer to pursue all of its many mysterious powers. In July, Wendy, Jackie’s youngest, her husband Peter, and their children returned from a stay in Italy. Then in August son Doug had multiple celebrations of his fiftieth birthday. Unbeknownst to each other, they had both written to about two hundred people, Doug to see what they had learned from life and Jackie to find what they had remembered about their relationship with him so she could create a memory book. Both efforts were successful even though some correspondents wrote back to the wrong person. Jackie’s oldest daughter and her husband Wayne visited her during Musikfest in Bethlehem, and then in September, she was able to attend most of the performances of the Steel Festival. This was a festival to celebrate the giant industry Bethlehem Steel once was and its contribution to the growth of the nation as well as to describe the dangers and hardships which many of the workers had to endure. All of this was close to Jackie since Bethlehem Steel had been an integral part of her family’s life as well as her own. In July, the M&Ms went to visit Janet Moyer Paulus’s home in Allentown, and they found it to be “just as charming” as her home in Alpha. In August, Andy and I took a trip to Glacier National Park in Montana. The park was as spectacular as we had anticipated, but the highlight of the trip was a visit with Jackie Stout Giffert. She has a house on Flathead Lake, which is a huge and beautiful lake north of Missoula, and we met her there and proceeded to a great restaurant in Big Fork for dinner. Needless to say, this was followed by hours of talk but, after all, Jackie and I hadn’t seen each other since 1945, so we had a few things to recount. Following this we went to Hell’s Canyon on the Snake River. After a hair-raising descent, we crossed the river at the border of Idaho and Oregon and then wandered back through Idaho and Wyoming to Colorado. Going in a different direction, I went to Guatemala in October. Our daughter and her husband have been living on their sailboat in the Caribbean, primarily off the coast of Central America. Since I won’t be able to see her until next April when they return, I elected to visit her. It was a great adventure and the countries of Belize and Guatemala are absolutely beautiful, but I don’t think I would want to live in the Third World. Andy and I go back to our “work period” in Florida from mid-January until the end of March.
✒ 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 June: Class members who live within driving distance of Bethlehem recently held a luncheon mini-reunion. Eight members attended and we were happy to have Bertie Knisely ’69, director of alumni relations, join us. Two members were unable to attend: Joyce Gilbert Lukehart and Betty Adams Roach are both recuperating from orthopedic surgery. We wish them a complete and speedy recovery. Peggy Mason Marcks enjoyed working at Yellowstone National Park again last summer. She appreciated missing all the hot and dry weather back East. Upon returning home, she sold the house she had lived in for forty years and moved into a new house. Marian Carty Durkee ’41 has now fully recovered from a bad fall and is back to normal living. She attended an Elderhostel program in Williamsburg in May and then her granddaugter’s graduation from Boston University. Nancy Reichard Kichline ’41 is very much interested in church and social work and in gardening. Margaret Terr Willey and Ed enjoyed their 50th wedding celebration at the Holiday Inn with their three children and two grandchildren. We are saddened to report the death of one of our most faithful members, Frances Correll Hablett, on September 1, 1999, in Vermont. Five members of the class attended her funeral in Bethlehem. Our class extends deepest sympathy to her family. One of Frances’s closest friends, “Macky” Sortwell Kerrigan, writes, “It was my great pleasure to have visited Frances in August at her Lake Sunset home in Vermont. On September 1 the world lost a lively, fun-loving lady and I lost a dear friend. For about thirty years we didn’t see each other, only sent annual notes on Christmas cards, but we most certainly had many good times at both ends of our lifespans. She was unbelievably good-natured and very glad that she, Peggy Marcks, Dottie Humenik Hixson, and I had a buffet supper at our 50th reunion.” She will
be truly missed. Local class members are contributing towards a book for our Reeves Library in Frances’s memory. Additional contributions are welcome. Please contact Betty Roach. From Margaret: Mary Jane Schlegel Schofer has been inviting us to see her new home at the Highlands in Wyomissing. It finally materialized a few months ago. Doris Fetterman Cherrington, Joyce Newhard Knapp, Alma Albright ’40, Kitty Adams Eckhard ’35, and myself made the trip with Doris’s husband Jim as our chauffeur. We had a wonderful time. Janey and Jay gave us a complete tour of the place. At lunch time they had a surprise guest join us, Mildred Deibert Kistler ’34, who also lives at the Highlands. After lunch we toured Janey’s apartment which is lovely. We also socialized with Janey’s other, sisters, Lillian and Barbara Schlegel Miller ’47. Lillian resides at the Highlands, too. Genevieve Riordan Gee spent the week at Greenbriar in July. In August to celebrate their son Bill’s 25th wedding anniversary, they took his whole family to the American Club in Wisconsin for a week. She said they all had a super time. Now that the summer is over, both Genevieve and her husband are scheduled for cataract surgery at the Mayo Clinic. Doris Fetterman Cherrington and Jim welcomed another grandson in their family this summer. From the Alumni House: Mary M. Wien McConnell’s granddaughter will be married in December of 2000.
her fourth gold medal in table tennis. Her husband George has won several medals, silver and bronze, in golf. Ruth also heard from Phyllis Sigafoos Barnes, who was her roommate at Moravian. Phyllis lives in Liberty, Maine, and has one daughter and two grandchildren, ages 6 and 4. She sings in the church choir and enjoys babysitting the grandchildren. Harriet Fatzinger Phillips was heading to Florida with her son for Thanksgiving with her sister. Five of us from Bethlehem were on a cruise to Hawaii in March, spent two nights in Honolulu and the rest on a ship, visiting the islands during the day for sightseeing, whale watching, riding in a helicopter, etc. I was also in Indiana and Chicago, where my son-in-law got his Ph.D. from Illinois Institute of Technology. I also spent a week in Tulsa, Oklahoma, visiting a friend, and was to go to Florida in a few days in October. One almost hates to leave here with the blue sky and the trees so glorious, with the leaves floating down in the gentle breeze to cover the sidewalks. October is beauty everywhere. From the Alumni House: Jay Yeanish’s wife passed away in February 1999. They met at Moravian College.
Reunion May 19-20
Anna Borhek Manning 7 Springmoor Drive Raleigh, NC 27615-4324
Mary Kuehl Concevitch 1036 Center Street Bethlehem, PA 18018
Arlington A. Nagle, M.D. 855 N. Park Road, Apt. 201 Reading, PA 19610
Ruth Hemmerly Kelly 30 West Market Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 From Ruth: Most of my news for this issue is from one person who writes me most diligently. It is a real pleasure and I don’t have to get on the phone and ask “What’s new with you?” Ruth Reitz Balish down in Lakeland, Fla., certainly has an active life. At last writing she and her husband were on a cruise to the Bahamas to celebrate her birthday and their 50th wedding anniversary, a gift of their children. They are also involved in the Senior Olympics where Ruth won
✒ 1939 Marguerite Resetco 21 W. Laurel Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 From Marguerite: Helen Sigmond Rush moved to Wyoming near family members. If it gets too cold she will move to a warmer climate. Elsie Kline Marrison has become a widow and she and her son John and his wife live in a community life-care facility. Elsie had some health problems in June and is very happy where she is living. Mary Bowes Lake and her husband are in a retirement community and enjoying an active life after traveling in the Marine Corps to many countries.
Class Notes Virginia Enoch Lovekin has lost her husband, but is still in the antique business dealing in American Indian items and Victorian jewelry. She is on her farm in the summer busy with her gradening, etc. I contacted the secretarials and was informed by Mary McElroy that Ruth Smith does their reports. I did not know this but in the future will only do the four-year students.
✒ 1938 News of
Evalyn Adams Hawk 306 Ohio Avenue, Shimer Manor Philipsburg, N.J. 08865
✒ 1937 News of
Bertha Finkelstein Cohen 2800 South Ocean Boulevard, Apt. 9A Boca Raton, FL 33452
✒ 1936 News of
☛ Changes News of
Marriages 1997 Terri Flowers to Chris Seifert, May 29, 1999. Marie Nuno to Pat Mullins, June 26, 1999. Laura Sortino to Craig Neiman, May 22, 1999. Jennifer Schaller to Bradley Leight ’96, September 5, 1998.
1996 Mike Squarcia to Jacqueline Marzen, July 3, 1999. Edward Russell Carr to Jennifer Lyn Ritz, August 16, 1998.
1995 Christopher Ward to Natalie, August 14, 1999. Stephen E. Golubieski to Fionna Hennessy, August 28, 1999. Christina Zarnas to Shawn Donahue, May 15, 1999.
1994 Randall Escoto to Rebecca, August 1998. Lori Jo Huffman to Chris Bowers, November 7, 1998.
1993 Betty K. Snyder to Michael Terry, August 14, 1999. David Howard Martin to Stephanie Brownback, April 24, 1999.
1992 David Houck to Shelley Herstich, June 5, 1999. John Storti to Jennifer Manzolini, May 8, 1999.
1991 Erik McGaughey to Joan Stangl, August 28, 1999.
1990 Charles Smith to Heather Morris ’92, December 13, 1997. Holly Neher to Andrew Fraga, September 19, 1998.
1989 Andrea Kohls to Richard Stewart ’88, July 31, 1999.
1988 Robert Boyer to Kelly Scoop, May 8, 1999. Catherine Martin to John Janny, August 21, 1999.
Celebrating the Big ’00 in ’00
Harold E. Orvis 421 East Drake Road Ft. Collins, CO 80525-1731
Reunion May 19-20 Wilma Kistler Uhrich 300 Willow Valley Lakes Dr., Apt. A319 Willow Street, PA 17584 From the Alumni House: The Class of ’35 extends its condolences to the family of Mindelle Irene Sachs Lobbett who passed away on October 24, 1999.
✒ 1934 News of
From the Alumni House: Rose Feilbach Broberg’s 28-day trip to Portugal did not turn out as planned. Her husband Ralph fell over a four-foot embankment onto a cobbled stone plaza and broke his hip. He spent eight days in a local hospital and was flown home by Air France commercial medivac. He had to have his hip replaced but is doing well.
Karen Leh to Ronald Steuber, November 21, 1998.
President and Mrs. Rokke, above, and members of the Student Alumni Association, right, helped Mary Crow celebrate her 100th birthday. Photos: Stephen Barth.
When Mary Crow ’20 was born on January 17, 1900, the average life expectancy was about 47 years, and people thought that every possible technological and social advance had been made during the previous century. No one could have foreseen the upheavals she would witness as the twentieth century progressed, or that she would see a new turn of the calendar’s “odometer.” On January 17, 2000, President and Mrs. Rokke marked her 100th birthday with a Moravian College throw and a birthday cake on which the “belfry loomed majestic” as a result of the artistic efforts of the Food Service. Bertie Knisely ’69 and Barbara Parry of the Alumni Relations Office, accompanied by Lisa Hahn ’00, Melissa Reitbauer ’00, Heather Wickmann ’00, Jocelyn Eisenhardt ’00, and Amy Scheckenback ’01 of the Student Alumni Association, also helped celebrate at her residence in Westminster Village, Allentown.
Class Notes 1986
Kristin Matz to Ty Gawlik, May 30, 1999. Chris Gilbert to Julie Moberg, June 26, 1999.
Karen Plessel Samson and Reuben, twin girls, Rachael and Danielle, August 20, 1998. Michele Stocklas Anderson and Jim ’89, triplets, Gunnar Davis, Brynn Kathleen, and Erik Bertil, March 18, 1999.
Robert J. Kandratavich, January 6, 1999. Joanne Schlier, July 1, 1999.
1940 Doris Maury Behler, May 20, 1999. Frances Fahler, March 29, 1999.
Cindy Traupman Brown, daughter, Natalie Elizabeth, July 23, 1999. Joe Hoffmeier and Susan, daughter, Mary Kathleen, June 11, 1999. Ellen Bielecki Zimmerli and David, son, Brendan born in November 1998.
David J. Thomas to Armitta F. Getz, April 10, 1999.
Rebecca Chiles Gustavsen, April 17, 1999.
Ann-Marie Frew Polakovic and John ’88, daughter, Marina Grace, May 22, 1999. Corinne Parker Edmonds and David ’85, son, Connor Matthew, May 4, 1999. Scott Hoke, and Desiree, a daughter, Abbi, February 1, 1999.
1978 Paul Wirth to Dr. Linda Lapos, April 10, 1999
1975 Chester Miller to Nicole Standish, November 21, 1999.
1969 Ann Egolf Gellings to Duane Peterson, February 20, 1999.
1956 Joan Boyer Popyach to David L. Rathbone, May 31, 1999.
1943 Marilynn Huyett McCulloch to James Black.
Frances Correll Hablett, September 1, 1999. Dorothea Zavertnik Doxsey, October 24, 1999.
Peggy Hastings Johnson, June 4, 1999.
Barbara Warne, April 9, 1998
1935 Camelia Stedman Murtland, February 10, 1999. Margaret Beaver List, June 8, 1999
Jill Murphy Moncman and Anthony ’88, son, Luke, March 26, 1999.
Madeline Fuhr Schlotter, January 7, 2000. Pauline Jarrett Bennett Ford, March 19, 1999.
Justine Johnson and Steve Lorenz, son, Albert Finnegan, April 11, 1999. Michelle Mistysyn Ulsh, daughter, Madison Marie, September 19, 1999.
Jean Leach Lohmann, daughter, Hayley Kendall, November 15, 1999.
Jean Riegel Forstall, October 16, 1999.
Ethel Dutt Miller, April 12, 1999.
David Donio and Bernadette Holland, son, David Jr., December 2, 1998. Abbie Higginbottom Slaman, daughter, Rebecca Marie Slaman, April 3, 1998.
1995 Amy Rittenhouse Corrado and Brian ’93, son, Matthew Brian, May 26, 1999.
1994 Catherine Herman Parker and Steven ’92, daughter, Rose Elizabeth, June 8, 1999.
1993 Mary Beth Borkin Gesell and Hance, daughter, Caitlyn Sue, May 23, 1999. Kristie Tuttle Hess and Greg ’94, daughter, Melissa Erin, July 6, 1999. Lisa Girdwood McLaughlin and John, daughter, Emma Shea, August 24, 1999.
1992 Susan Utley McKinney and Colt, son, Caleb Daniel, June 12, 1999. Kimberly Kellogg McAlindin and Christopher, son, Colin Kellogg McAlindin, October 10, 1998. Sherry Reccek Buss and Richard, son, Trevor Reccek, April 17, 1999.
1991 Jeanine Renninger Fielding and Mark, daughter, Lydia Marie, June 6, 1999. Christine Taylor Lilley and Chris ’92, son, Nicklaus, March 4, 1999. John Moran and Brenda, daughter, Sarah Elizabeth, July 30, 1999.
Ruth E. Blessing Gackenbach, July 12, 1999.
1929 Stanley Woltjen, October 20, 1999.
Theodore S. Reinke, March 30, 1999.
Kerry Kiddle, March 17, 1998. Susan M. Derhammer, April 18, 1999.
John O’Hagan, August 1, 1999.
Marie Kressley, May 13, 1999.
Franklin W. Hinger, June 15, 1998. Janet Greene MacGregor, May 4, 1999.
Helen Shunk Heller, August 27, 1999.
Faculty, Staff, and Friends
Carole Hall Johnson, December 18, 1998.
Dr. Edward Cook, December 26, 1999. Dr. Cook helped establish the Cook Foundation at Moravian College. Frank Madey, adjunct member of the Sociology Department faculty, October 22, 1999. Markella Mihlalkis, wife of Dr. Isidore Mihlalkis ’58, March 27, 1999. Grace Eleanor Logan, advisor for the Class of 1941 of the Women’s College, December 18, 1999.
1960 Charles R. Bennett, April 10, 1999.
1956 John Sedlock, July 9, 1999.
1953 Rev. Wilfred Harke, June 18, 1999. Leland Parsons, October 24, 1998.
1952 Nancy Cornish, May 22, 1999.
Rachel M. Bloss, October 21,1999.
“Best thing that could have happened to a confused student.” Moravian has always been the kind of school where faculty members take an interest in their students. Professor of chemistry John Bishop took a particular interest in Fred Sutliff. Although Fred desired to follow his father into the medical profession, he was not confident that medical school was for him. Sensing Fred’s uncertainty, Professor Bishop invited him to play tennis one afternoon. “Best thing that could have happened to a confused student,” remarked Fred some 55 years later.
John Bishop (above) and Fred Sutliff (below) as shown in the 1943 Revista.
“Professor Bishop encouraged me to apply to medical school and I ultimately entered Temple Medical School in April 1943.” Dr. Sutliff is now a retired ophthalmologic surgeon, having practiced at the Wills Eye Hospital, Temple University School of Medicine, and Bryn Mawr Hospital, all in the Philadelphia area. His numerous accomplishments include membership in the prestigious American Academy of Surgeons and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
In 1998, Fred and Helen Sutliff created a significant trust to benefit the College. “I wanted to give back to Moravian since it gave so much to me,” said Fred.
For more information about how to establish such gifts, contact: The Moravian College Development Office 1200 Main Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 610 861-1336 or toll-free 800 429-9437
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Students, faculty members, administrators, and alumni celebrated together at the second annual Mardi Gras Dinner Dance hosted by the Student Alumni Association on February 5. Current and future alumni joined to build a strong sense of community and enjoy a new tradition at Moravian. By supporting the Annual Fund you help ensure that Moravianâ€™s sense of community continues for years to come. MORAVIAN COLLEGE 1200 Main Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 Address Correction Requested
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