MORAVIAN COLLEGE MAGAZINE • WINTER 2001
Janet Fittipaldi ’75 with rescued racing greyhound
Alumni Weekend 2000
Classes ending in 1 and 6 get ready for Alumni Weekend 2001! May 18 and 19 Reunions for the classes of 1986, 1991, and 1996 will take place during Homecoming 2001
Moravian College Magazine Staff Editor Assistant editor Sports editor
Susan Overath Woolley Christopher M. Hess Mark J. Fleming
Alumni Relations Staff Director Bertha Francis Knisely ’69 Assistant director Elizabeth K. Martin Class notes assistant Patricia Murray Hanna ’82 Student assistant Kourtney Parrella ’01
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Table of Contents Around Campus
In the Running for Some Love
Room for a Lot of Learning
From Candidates to Commercials
“And Gladly Wolde He Lerne, and Gladly Teche”
Alumni Association News
19 Volume 50, No. 1 Moravian College Magazine Winter 2001
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John Kish IV
Alumni Weekend photos on inside front cover by Gregory M. Fota ’69. Upper left: Grace Miller Schattschneider ’25 stands to acknowledge resounding applause as she is recognized for her 75th reunion at the reunion luncheon on May 20, 2000. Upper right: although it did, in fact, rain on the parade, the reunion classes refused to let the weather dampen their spirits and marched to Johnston Hall for the luncheon. Members of the Class of 1975 display their class pride. Middle left: members of the Women’s Class of 1950 carry their class banner as they parade from the Haupert Union Building. Middle right: incoming Alumni Association president Candy Barr Heimbach ’79 presents outgoing president Jeanne Taccarino Guaraldo ’69 with a bouquet shortly after taking over the gavel at the Alumni Association annual meeting on May 20. Lower left: The Men’s Class of 1950 celebrated “through the years with the golden greyhounds” at the reunion luncheon. Lower right: Class of 1960 members Frances Letowt Bonin-Schlemmer, Bill Tattersall and his wife Mary Anne, Peter French, Joanne Mazur O’Such, and Jane Ziegenfus Hamill enjoy some time together at the Welcome Back Barbecue on Friday evening, May 19. 3
Around Campus Moravian College Honors John C. Traupman with the Comenius Alumni Award In recognition of his long and distinguished career as classicist, author, and editor, the Moravian College Alumni Association presented John C. Traupman with the 2000 Comenius Alumni Award at the college’s annual Comenius Dinner on October 27. The award honors a Moravian College graduate for outstanding achievement or service in the graduate’s field of work. Given annually since 1941, the award is named for 17th century Moravian bishop John Amos Comenius. Traupman graduated from Moravian in 1948 and received his master’s degree and doctorate from Princeton UniverJohn C. Traupman ’48 (center) accepted the Comenius Alumni Award sity. He spent 38 at the Comenius Dinner. Dennis Glew, professor of classics and history years as professor (right), introduced the awardee; Alumni Association president Candy and chairman of Barr Heimbach ’79 (left) presented the award. Photo: Tim Gilman ’73. classics at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, and also taught graduate courses at Villanova University. Outside the classroom, Traupman shared his knowledge of the classics with the greater population through his work as author and editor of many language textbooks and dictionaries. Perhaps the best known of these is the New College Latin-English Dictionary, published by Bantam Books and Amsco School Publications in 1966, which sold over one million copies. Some of his other major publications include the New College German-English Dictionary, German Fundamentals, Lingua Latina Books I and II, Latin is Fun Books I and II, and the Scribner English Dictionary. In addition, he served as a senior American consultant to the Lexus Limited Publishing Company in Glasgow, Scotland. Traupman spent four years on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages National Board of Reviewers, where he critiqued drafts of the new National Standards in Foreign Languages before they were promulgated nationally. He also acted as the Latin consultant to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for many years. He has served terms as president of the Philadelphia Classical Society, the Pennsylvania Classical Association, and the Classical Association of the Atlantic States. He received the Schulze Greek Award at Moravian College, the Robbins Scholarship at Princeton University, and both the Faculty Merit Award for Research and the College Teaching Award at St. Joseph’s University. Currently, Traupman serves as editor-in-chief of Wimbledon Publishing Company, London. He also writes textbooks for the Latin classroom and delivers speeches and workshops throughout the United States. He and his wife, Pauline, live in Narberth, Pennsylvania.
Psychology Professor Dana Dunn Publishes Textbook A new textbook by Dana Dunn, associate professor of psychology and chair of the Department of Psychology, was published by McGraw-Hill in August 2000. Statistics and Data Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences, based on his twelve years of teaching statistics at Moravian, combines the quantitative aspects of statistics with written explanations of what the results of statistical tests mean in ways that students will understand, learn from, and adopt in their studies. Dunn wrote the book for psychology students, but it can also be used by students studying sociology, education, or other social-behavioral science disciplines. Dunn’s book teaches the theory behind statistics and the analysis of numerical data through a practical, hands-on approach. The cover design, fonts, and many of the graphics are based on the American Arts and Crafts style, a feature meant to render the often-forbidding topic of statistics more accessible. The book features many aids to student understanding of statistical data. One of the six appendices gives students a refresher on basic math and algebra and discusses ways to overcome math anxiety. Other appendices introduce qualitative (non-math based) approaches to research, teach students how to conduct an independent research project using statistics, and advise them about writing research papers incorporating statistical information. The book helps students learn how to select an appropriate test, how to collect data for research, how to perform calculations in a step-by-step manner, how to be intelligent consumers of statistical information, and how to write up and report results in the style used by professional psychologists and other researchers/educators. To emphasize the real utility of statistics, chapters open with “decision trees” about using concepts and end with concrete project exercises designed to illustrate key concepts. Most projects allow students to conduct research on
their own lives to draw personalized meaning from statistics. The book is supported by a Web site which is part of McGraw-Hill’s Online Learning Center (www.mhhe.com/dunn), as well as ancillary works designed to help students and faculty use ideas presented in the text. Suzanne Mannes, a cognitive psychologist who teaches at the University of Delaware, wrote a student study guide, an instructor’s manual, and a test-bank based on Dunn’s book. Statistics and Data Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences builds on themes and pedagogical strategies Dunn developed for his earlier research methods book, The Practical Researcher: A Student Guide to Conducting Psychological Research (McGraw-Hill, 1999).
Joseph P. Kennedy II Delivers the 17th Annual Cohen Lecture The Cohen Arts and Lectures Committee presented a timely discussion featuring Joseph P. Kennedy II, titled “Beyond Politics: Working Together to Meet the Challenges of the New Millennium,” on Thursday, October 19. Kennedy painted a dramatic picture of the need for action by government, individuals, and the business community to meet the social and economic challenges of the new century. Kennedy, a six-term Congressman from Massachusetts (1987-1999), has sought innovative ways to use the marketplace to address urgent social issues. He founded the non-profit Citizens Energy Corporation in 1979. The corporation used a series of oil ventures to finance the purchase of low-cost home heating oil for the poor and elderly. In succeeding years under his leadership, Citizens Energy capitalized on market opportunities to lower the price of electricity, natural gas, and prescription drugs for consumers struggling to make ends meet. Kennedy did not seek re-election in 1999. Since returning full time to Citizens Energy, he has sought to work with state governments and private providers to use the buying power of low-income consumers to lower the cost of prescription drugs for the working poor, the
Joseph P. Kennedy II shakes hands with Kimberly Ghali, president of Moravian’s student government, before beginning his question-and-answer session with Moravian students on October 20. Photo: Michael P. Wilson.
elderly, and the uninsured. He is also working on aggregation strategies to lower the cost of natural gas and electricity to low-income households. The next morning, Kennedy held a question-and-answer session in the Haupert Union Building with Moravian students. Approximately 30 selected student leaders attended the 45-minute session. When Kennedy walked into the room, he immediately began shaking hands and introducing himself to every member of the audience. Kennedy spoke with the students at their level, giving candid answers to questions about peace in the Middle East, public education, and fluctuating oil prices. “I thought he did a good job of trying to appeal to college students instead of talking above us,” said senior Kimberly Ghali, president of Moravian’s student government. Kennedy encouraged students to consider lives of public service. “It’s important to get out there, take positions and fight for what you believe in,” Kennedy said. He said he also hopes to see young people play a major role in changing the political landscape in the future.
Gifts and Grants Two anonymous donors have established the Windmill Foundation Scholarship Fund to assist non-traditional students in the Continuing and Graduate Studies program with tuition, fees, and textbooks. The only stipulations placed on the recipients are that they should share a sense of active commitment to the community and a willingness to encourage others to pursue educational excellence. “The gift came as a wonderful surprise—and will provide much-needed financial relief for several students each year” commented Linda Heindel, dean of continuing and graduate studies. Another significant gift has been made to the College by Mrs. Eva Groenfeldt in support of the John Groenfeldt Library Fund named in honor of Mrs. Groenfeldt’s late husband. This fund supports the 5,600-item Groenfeldt Moravian Collection of Reeves Library. The collection, which includes a very selective rare books collection, is housed in a special section of the library, dedicated in 1998.
MSNBC at Moravian College MSNBC set up shop at Moravian College on Tuesday, October 31, and conducted focus group interviews throughout the day which were broadcast to a national audience. The College became one of the stops for the all-news cable channel’s “Last Mile: Decision 2000.” MSNBC’s Gina Gaston interviewed students about their choices in the upcoming presidential election. MSNBC selected Moravian as a location at the last minute. “The producer contacted our office the day before at 4:35 p.m. to explore the possibility of broadcasting from Moravian,” said Michael Wilson, director of public relations. “After I assured them we could pull it off, it became a mad scramble to line up 5 or 6 groups of 10 students each for the next morning. Political science professors John Reynolds and Gary Olsen were very helpful in identifying students with an interest in politics. “We began contacting students in the evening to gauge the level of interest and solicit their help in identifying other students who would also be interested,” Wilson continued. “The idea of being interviewed on national television did get the students’ attention and those who participated did a great job. They
were patient waiting to go live and delivered the interesting sound bites MSNBC wanted.” MSNBC producer Naomi Karam Koerwitz, an Allentown native, picked Moravian as a location because she thought it represented a microcosm of Pennsylvania, a key battleground state. Her crew had just broadcast from Florida State University the day before and thought Moravian would provide a contrasting small liberal arts college perspective. The network originally scheduled five segments throughout the day at Moravian, but live coverage of a plane crash in Singapore and the death of comedian Steve Allen reduced the scheduled telecasts to two.
Bertice Berry at Moravian Moravian College hosted an evening of fun and laughter with award-winning lecturer and comic Bertice Berry on Tuesday, September 5. Berry presented “Bertice Live: I Am Trying to Make It but Your Foot Is on My Head,” a comical look at living, playing, and working in a multicultural, multiethnic context. Moravian’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, Student Activities, Student Affairs, International Studies, and Project Impact hosted the event.
Gina Gaston of MSNBC interviews Moravian students about their presidential preferences on October 31 for the network’s “Last Mile: Decision 2000” program. Photo: Michael P. Wilson.
Berry, a stand-up comedian with a doctorate in sociology, is the host of USA Live, USA Cable Network’s daily, live interactive talk show. She has carved out a unique niche as an expert in cultural diversity, a scholar with a message and a sense of humor. Berry has become one of the most sought-after lecturers on the college circuit, earning accolades as 1992 “Lecturer of the Year,” by the National Association of Campus Activities.
Moravian Mourns the Loss of the Antiques Show Founder Pearl Schuler Frantz ’22, founder of the Moravian College Antiques Show, died on September 9, 2000. She had a profound influence on the College and many other Lehigh Valley institutions throughout her very long and active life. She had been an antiques dealer, a Pearl Schuler Frantz at the buyer for Hess’s Comenius Dinner, 1996. Photo: Stephen Barth. department store, manager of the Moravian Book Shop, deputy director of Women in Industry at Bethlehem Steel during World War II, and executive director of the Northampton County unit of the American Cancer Society. Beneficiaries of her volunteer work included the United Fund, Community Chest, United Way, Sun Inn Preservation Association, and Central Moravian Church. She organized the first YMCA Auxiliary in Bethlehem and served as its first president. The Moravian College Alumni Association Antiques Show, which she launched in 1946, ran for fifty years and was enjoyed by antique lovers throughout the valley. The show raised funds for book purchases for the College library. In its final decade the show raised between $6,000 and $11,000 each year in support of the library.
David Schattschneider Leaving Seminary Deanship David A. Schattschneider, vice president and dean of Moravian Theological Seminary, announced his resignation in the fall of 2000. He will continue as dean until June 2001 and will then pursue several projects related to the history of the modern Moravian Church. The Seminary’s Board of Trustees has begun the search for his replacement. As vice president and dean, Schattschneider has nurtured the professional development of the faculty, reshaped the administrative structure of the Seminary, and encouraged the incorporation of technology into the Seminary’s program. “Over a period of 12 years, David has provided vision and effective leadership for an institution that has now emerged at the forefront of ecumenical education in the United States,” said President Ervin J. Rokke. “David’s scholarship as a church historian has been impressive and we look forward to his continued contributions. ” Schattschneider has been involved with the Moravian Church throughout his life. He is the son of the Rt. Rev. and Mrs. Allen Schattschneider, and his early years were spent in Moravian parsonages. He received his B.A. from Moravian College, his M.Div. from Yale Divinity School, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. In 1968 he became instructor in historical theology and world Christianity at Moravian Theological Seminary. He was promoted to assistant professor in 1971, associate professor in 1978, and professor and holder of the S. Morgan Smith and Emma Fahs Smith Chair of Historical Theology in 1986. David succeeded William W. Matz as vice president and dean of the Seminary in April 1988 after serving four months as acting dean. Schattschneider is the author of numerous articles drawn from his doctoral dissertation “Souls for the Lamb: A Theology for the Christian Mission According to Count Nicholaus Ludwig van Zinzendorf and Bishop Augustus Gottlieb Spangenberg,” and from later research.
Campus Faces Last summer, Paul R. Moyer joined the Moravian College staff as the school’s second full-time director of athletics and recreation. Moyer came to Moravian after spending six years as director of athletics and recreation at St. Mary’s College in Maryland. Prior to his tenure at St. Mary’s, Moyer devoted four years as the assistant chair/director of the Department of Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation at the University of Chicago. He is a native of Alexandria, Virginia, and graduated from St. Mary’s with a B.A in social science/economics in 1981. Moyer earned an M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University in 1986. “Exciting, hectic, enlightening, and rewarding,” are the four words Moyer used to explain his first months on the job at Moravian. “The fall has been busy with program assessment and program operations. Long-range planning in a number of areas has occupied my time but is always interesting and challenging. The success of the fall programs and the opportunity to talk with coaches and athletes has been very rewarding. The true commitment of the athletic alums to the institution and their sport is truly remarkable.” Since he started the position in July, Moyer has been able to put together a list of projects that need to be completed and a plan for the future of Moravian athletics. “The most important thing in my view is to develop and put into action an accepted long-term plan for the future,” Moyer said. “The athletics department has to respond to the needs of the institution and its various constituencies— current and prospective students as well as graduates and friends. My hope is that we can become more of an agent for the institution to accomplish its goals. We must then develop all the athletics programs to the highest level in the region and continue to build to compete for national titles. We will need to look at program expansion, a facilities master plan, and our department organization, and then seek out the necessary resources for us to enhance the program to become more competitive. I am excited about the process as I believe the institution is perfectly positioned to take the next step and raise the level across the board— academically and athletically. “I would expect that the athletics program will grow much like the institution. As enrollment goes up the athletics programs will have to increase. As the quality of the institution increases the quality of the program will have to increase, as the quality and expectations of the student population continue to increase the quality and expectations of our athletics program will have to increase. My hope is that we can develop the program into the most consistent and successful program across the board in the MAC. I expect that, with the quality of the student athletes we attract here, that we will increase the number of individuals and teams that are recognized for excellence in athletics and academics. Lastly, I would hope that we continue to be known as an institution that values participation in physical education, athletics, and recreation and incorporates these activities into the life of the institution,” Moyer finished.
In the Running for Some Love In the shadow of the old Holmsburg Prison in Philadelphia, former racing greyhounds look forward to release to loving homes. by Kenneth A. Briggs You’re an athlete who’s prepping to make the team. You keep plugging, working hard and scared, stretching yourself as far as you can. Gung ho . . . Then one day the coach calls you in and drops a brick on your head. You’ve been cut. You’re washed up. Your dreams of big-time stardom have sunk like a rock. Take this prospect and add a death threat for failing to measure up and that’s roughly what “Tree” faced a few years ago in Texas. Tree is a demure greyhound who, like most greyhounds, was bred to race around a track in pursuit of a mechanical rabbit for the benefit of a screaming crowd of bettors. But she flunked the speed and stamina tests and therefore became simply a costly liability to the dog racing industry. Like thousands of other “losers” in a typical year, she might have been slaughtered to help shrink inventory and boost profits. Enter Janet Fitttipaldi ’75 of East Hampton, N.J., Moravian alumna, New Jersey artifact detective, and, key to our purposes here, a friend of greyhounds cast adrift by the racetrack. She belongs to the tens of thousands of Americans who have rushed to the aid of these beautiful, often wounded, creatures, intent on finding them a happier lot in adoptive homes. Among the main aims of this growing rescue squad is to tell the public that there is much more to the greyhound story than breathless charges toward the finish line. That the rest of can be tawdry and tragic, full of starvation and mass killings. It was just such an urge that prodded Fittipaldi to get in touch with Moravian in the fall of 1999. The cover of a brochure for Homecoming showed three charging greyhounds, images of the the College’s mascot, titled “Greyhounds Racing
into the Millennium.” She responded. She was not objecting to the idea of dog racing, she said, echoing an attitude of neutrality that rescuers often believe helps them gain cooperation in retrieving the dogs. But, she said, there was more to the story. Her own education about the story had begun in 1991 when her curiosity about the National Greyhound Adoption Program in Philadelphia, one of the largest of its kind in the nation, placing upwards of 500 dogs a year from various parts of the country, led her to apply for one. As with all other applicants, her qualifications were carefully reviewed and she pledged that she would never allow the dog to race or to hunt. Fittipaldi’s father was a veterinarian. She had grown up with dogs; always older dogs like the greyhounds, never puppies, because her father was afraid of bringing home germs that could infect a puppy. Now, with his daughter asking for a greyhound, he advised against it. The dog would been too high-strung, he thought, and too difficult to acclimate to a house. Following her own instincts, Fittipaldi came home with a seven-year-old regal female from the Ocala racetrack named Rosey. Just four years later, Rosey died as the result of a kidney ailment. The loss was crushing for Fittipaldi. She recalls Rosey as a “queen,” a “commanding dog who had been a winner at the track” and therefore obviously had received “preferential treatment” and more or less expected it. She had been proud, queenly, vain, prone to strike statuesque poses in public and grin at the camera. Though she was one of the lucky ones, she was deemed worthless when she slowed down and could no longer fetch the purse.
Fittipaldi duly informed the adoption agency that Rosey had died, in keeping with the ownership agreement. Only two weeks later, in early in February 1995, a friend at the agency, one of 200 nationally, phoned to tell her about an 18month-old female named Victory who had been salvaged from a Texas racetrack and needed a home. Fittipaldi says she was still “in shock” over Rosey’s death, but that it was an offer her heart would not allow her to Janet Fittipaldi visits the dogs refuse. Less in their cages at the National than a week Greyhound Adoption later, she Program headquarters. drove to Philadelphia to meet her new companion. Victory—an ironic name for a dog who was rejected precisely because she failed to win any—became simply Tree when she arrived at Fittipaldi’s bungalow. Unlike Rosey, who swaggered elegantly about her domain, Tree hunkered down, found safe places, and largely kept to herself, a sweet, cheerful, retiring pet. Tree slinked hither and yon Volunteers like Janet walk scarcely noticed, following her own the dogs on the city streets agenda. She got along ecumenically with and play with them in the exercise yards. The dogs are other dogs in the neighborhood and, unusual for greyhounds, took an instant muzzled when they play together, because they are not liking to the water. “They say greyyet fully socialized and may hounds can’t swim because they don’t nip each other. have enough body fat,” Fittipaldi said. “Well, as soon as we got home the first time, Tree went right to the creek alongside the house and jumped in.” Whereas Rosey was a queen, she says, Tree “is more like a dog.” Fittipaldi delights in her dogs, any dogs, and seems most genuinely at home only when they’re around. Her neighborhood is a sort of natural habitat where household pets move about freely. The snug hamlet of East Hampton may sound as if it should nuzzle the sea, but it actually resembles a hidden hollow in Appalachia. It is tucked away like a forgotten nook in a realm of farmland and sprouting subdivisions a dozen or so
miles south of Trenton, hard by the south branch of the Rancocas River. A steep roadway, part gravel, leads down into it. Once it was a summer haven of lightweight, seasonal homes. Now it is an enclave of year-round dwellings that feels remote. Though just a short drive from New Jersey’s capital, East Hampton seems displaced, a piece of geography that belongs somewhere else. But the dogs don’t much care about the geography. They roam around the self-enclosed colony with abandon, responding to visitors like old friends. This is the setting where Tree began her new life, a place the likes of which she had surely never seen before. Fittipaldi, a warm, observant woman with cheerful rosy cheeks and a wide smile, was much less of a transplant. She was raised in that other New Jersey beyond the asterisk of East Hampton, in the seaside community of Avalon. By the time she entered Moravian in 1971, her fondness for animals and her background as a veterinarian’s daughter inclined her toward her father’s profession. That spark was effectively snuffed out one day as her parents were returning her to college. “I was leaning from the back seat listening to them in the front,” she recalled. “I said, ‘Maybe, Pop, I want to be a vet.’ He said, ‘No, because I’ve wanted you to enjoy your children, my grandchildren.’ ” She gave it up, but has felt twinges of that desire from time to time. After two years at Moravian, she transferred to Rutgers and graduated from the Cook College division of that university. Her interest in archaeology has led her to work for the New Jersey State Department of Transportation as a cultural resource specialist whose job is to explore the sites of rightof-way projects for artifacts that might otherwise get plowed under obliterated by earth-moving machines. In that capacity, she helps prepare enviThese dogs still show the excessive thinness of the ronmental racetrack. An adopted dog, brought back to the center for a visit on the day these photographs were taken, had impact statements with achieved the proper weight for his breed. 9
regard to such proposals. She helped discover a lost Native treated more like sheep who can be killed willy-nilly to meet American town that traded with the Midwest. She has unthe rancher’s needs rather than like the family sheepdog. earthed intriguing pottery in Trenton. More recently, she was Like other adopters, Fittipaldi got a fast course in the racing part of a team that uncovered a bakery from the 1760s. industry. At the height of its appeal, in the 1980s, dog racing Her cozy house, winterized and propped up on stilts to occupied 56 tracks, twice the number of a decade before. At any protect against the river’s flood waters, could have been staone time, a track needs between 1,000 and 2,000 racing dogs. tioned on a game preserve. A collection of mounted heads of Achieving that yield of “winners” involves breeding hundreds magnificent, exotic beasts stares down from three walls of the of thousands. By the industry’s own figures, more than 450,000 living room—among them an antelope, ostrich, gnu, and puppies were born during the peak 1980s. Only a small fraction gamesbuck—mingled with the stuffed remains of creatures ever made it to the track as racing dogs. Most were put to death. closer to home, including a fox, a pheasant, and an otter deThe surge of the sport and the mounting toll of slaughtered, picted chasing a starving, or crippled trout. Fittipaldi found greyhounds helped them all at auctions. spur the rescue moveTree, white with ment. While an grey spots and the estimated 12,000 typical skin-overhave been rescued in bones look of a highrecent years, at least priced fashion model, twice that number are glides through this believed to be killed. tribute to the Great Those who take Chain of Being on greyhounds into their her way to the bedhomes steer away room for a snooze. from blanket conLike all greyhounds, demnations of the she had to adjust to breeders, trainers, and an indoor space. dog owners who feed Bringing home a the industry. Not all greyhound who has greyhounds are been restricted to a mistreated, the rescutight kennel and the ers point out, and ring of a dog track many handlers act presents special kindly toward the challenges. Typically, dogs in their care. they must learn to The pragmatic moclimb stairs (they’ve tive for muting never had to climb criticism is also A lady greyhound named simply “Girl” leans out of her cage for some snuggling. Photos: John Kish IV. evident. Rescue is any), have trouble navigating slippery possible only because floors and may have serious dental problems as a result of a diet well-disposed racing trainers and handlers cooperate with the exclusively of soft foods. The rigors of track existence may have adoption agencies, alerting the agencies when unwanted greywrought havoc on them physically. They may also have missing hounds are available and assisting in their release from the limbs, severed ears (cut off to hide owners’ identity) and severe racing life. skin irritations from being cooped up. Having been isolated Competition for the gambling dollar from casinos and from society, they may shy away from people. lotteries has hurt dog racing. Eight tracks have closed in the Fortunately, Tree had none of these severe problems and past decade, leaving the total at 48. This decline in racing made the transition without a major hitch, aided undoubtedly might give the greyhound a chance to return to its ancient by Fittipaldi’s deftness and love. Though her compassion and image as the companion of royalty and the dashing hunter with instinctive rapport with greyhounds might take her far in rethe gentle spirit. sponding to Tree and others like her, Fittipaldi also needed Tree may not live long enough to see that fulfilled. Greyschooling in that special world of the racing greyhound. hounds live 12 to 14 years under the best conditions, and trackThe first lesson that startles many a newcomer to this subreared dogs rarely exist that long. But since Fittipaldi helped ject is that greyhounds belong in a category all their own. On spring her from that Dantean ring of hell to which greyhounds grounds that they are, as it were, cash cows, they are legally of her kind are consigned, she may be content to leave the classified as “livestock” rather than household pets. This means, choice of image to others. among other things, that they are exempted from the range of Kenneth A. Briggs is a free-lance writer. anti-abuse protections afforded domestic animals. They can be 10
Room for a Lot of Learning by Betty Adams Roach ’43 In 1938 Mary Fabian Strock graduated from Moravian and went to work as a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse near her Bucks County home barely a dozen miles from the Church Street campus. The school board gave her a starting salary of $900 a year. In June 2000 the Springfield Township Historical Society, which Mary had helped found, finished restoration of the 108-year-old red brick building, which it had recently acquired from its long-time owner, a Lutheran church. At a rededication festival that lasted three days, local townspeople, including some of her former pupils, lauded Mary for teaching 35 or more fifth-to-eighth grade students in a room that had no electricity, no running water, only a wood/coal stove for heat, and a two-hole outhouse. Mary smilingly recalls the non-academic standards she had to meet in order to be hired to teach at the old Church School, as it is still known to township residents. (The building, then rented from its church owners, stands on a plot that originally was the Above, Mary Fabian Strock ’38 poses in site of a parochial front of her old one-room school with school built in about former students Mildred Herman Benner, 1742). Esther Fretz Rush, Kermit Benner, School officials Esther Fair Judd, Dorothy Cressman made her “promise Showers, and Myrtle Kunsman Ganger. At right, she stands beside a display case not to be seen in a bar, to attend church of schoolhouse memorabilia kept in the classroom. Photos: Rob Upton. and teach Sunday school, and not to get married.” But she soon defied one of the board’s admonitions and married Clark Strock in 1940. “Because I had established myself as a teacher,” she explains, “ I was not asked to resign.” In 1943, however, Mary (then earning $1,100) resigned on her own to help her husband manage their 700-acre farm and subsequently raised three sons. She returned to teaching in 1953 at a nearby junior-senior high school and taught mathematics (her Moravian major) to mostly seventh graders until her final retirement in 1981. “I enjoyed teaching in the juniorsenior high school,” Mary says, “but my heart was really in that
one-room school. I knew every child so well. Many of their parents were neighbors, and they often invited me to dinner in their homes.” She also recalls that, in addition to four grades in one room, the job had several other challenges. “On rainy days the room was too dark for the youngsters to read and write,” so Mary devised a way to get electric lights. Fluent in the region’s Pennsylvania Dutch dialect, she taught the children their favorite songs in the tongue used by many of the local farmers, then scheduled evening musicals at other schools in the district. Proud parents paid a nominal fee to be entertained. One of the most popular tunes began “Spielfreind, kum ’raus and spiel mit mir (Playmate, come out and play with me).” Concert receipts helped pay a local electrician who installed four overhead lights and one power outlet for a radio. Mary’s father, as treasurer for the church which owned the school building, paid the monthly electricity bill of $1. Her pupils helped overcome the lack of running water by carrying buckets filled at the well of a kindly neighbor. Mary would send two students to the pump with a bucket and a long pole; they used the pole to hoist the heavy water bucket back to a cooler in their classroom. Many of the children had to walk or ride as far as two miles to get to classes, so all “stayed for lunch.” They often heated homemade soup and toasted sandwiches on the stove in a corner of the room. Boys took turns carrying wood and coal up from basement storage bins. A neighbor kept the fire going over winter weekends. Mary’s world eventually expanded far beyond that country schoolroom. An active Moravian alumna, she became, and still remains, prominent in many community organizations and area activities. For example, when farming chores became less of a burden, she and her husband Clark took up snowmobiling as a family recreation and, after retirement, they enjoyed the sport at many distant U.S., Canadian, and overseas runs, including Finland and Iceland. In 1989 the Pennsylvania State Snowmobile Association recognized the septuagenarian couple as “Snowmobilers of the Year.” On the fireplace mantel of their Springtown home, the commemorative plaque Mary received at last June’s Church School rededication ceremony shares space with one honoring their skills on snowmobile trails. But, as one Bucks County community leader said as he presented her Church School award: “Mary never gave up teaching.”
From Candidates Discovering Why
By D. A. Barsotti Presidential elections: someone wins and someone loses. It happens once every four years. But until now, it took weeks and months for political analysts to figure out why. Enter start-up Internet company DiscoverWhy.com. Jan Gollins ’72, senior vice president of sales and marketing at DiscoverWhy, talked about the new horizons that allow almost immediate feedback for political analysis. During the Republican convention, the company rated the acceptance speech delivered by George W. Bush. “We made Internet history!” Gollins proclaimed. “Throughout that night and into early morning, we had people respond to Bush’s speech.” DiscoverWhy was able to quantify exactly what people were saying and disseminate the results the very next morning. “In doing that,” Gollins said, “we were able to provide the only research of its kind.” The company’s patented technology is set to revolutionize political polling and public opinion research. This Web-based market research tool is being hailed as the best research and marketing innovation since George Gallup switched from knocking on doors to using telephone surveys. “Our technology is a one-of-a-kind, patented technology that has created a new research methodology,” explained Gollins. “It is a hybrid technology combining quantitative market research methods—using discreet surveys, with qualitative methods—conducted with focus groups. So what you have essentially is a quantitative focus group.” Gollins’ explanation was animated until a patch of static interfered with his cell phone transmission. He was driving in the fast lane last fall, on one of the frequent commutes Gollins was making between Bedford, Massachusetts, the home of DiscoverWhy, and his home in Pennsylvania. 12
to Commercials Some Are Winners
Above the static, Gollins did some philosophizing: “Life just turns out the way it does sometimes.” This trip home was to help pack. The family was moving to Massachusetts. Gollins’s car cleared the interference somewhere in Connecticut. “Just when I thought I was out, they sucked me back in,” he said, without a hint of disappointment. Not that long ago, Gollins finished a three-year assignment in England, where he was senior vice president of ACNielsen’s global software business. After returning to the United States, he decided it was time to venture out on his own. “I decided to open up my own company, the Delta Modeling Group—an advanced quantitative methods group. I was happy having my own business. I worked with clients with whom I had developed relationships during my years in the consumer package food and health and beauty care industries.” “I was really quite content doing that,” admitted Gollins, “until I got a call about DiscoverWhy.” In January 2000, Gollins made a trip to Boston to see for himself why this relatively new company, founded in 1997 as a spin-off of marketing research company Maguire Associates, was causing such excitement. “The research was so different,” explained Gollins. Accurate and statistically valid results are obtained by the company’s patented technology. Second-by-second responses to a television ad or a candidate’s speech can be collected from hundreds of recruited viewers. The data, collected via the Internet almost instantaneously, is summarized graphically. There is even an interactive segment of the process that can be tailored to meet the needs of the client. “I looked at this and saw so many applications that it boggled my mind,” Gollins said. “I couldn’t say no; I just knew I had to do this. I literally started almost right then and there.” 13
At that point Gollins agreed to add his experience to the company and help set the course for their future. “For most of my career I’ve been involved with emerging technology,” Gollins said. “I can’t get enough of this kind of stuff.” Gollins said that what DiscoverWhy did with the Bush acceptance speech would typically have taken weeks without the use of the Internet. “We’ve compressed the process down to hours and minutes. Every day we are finding new ways to do this stuff—working truly at Internet speed. “Its a real rush,” he said as he ticked off the miles on the Interstate towards his home. “I don’t get a lot of sleep; it’s euphoric.” That’s the way the journey’s been since Gollins’s undergrad days. After obtaining a B.A. in economics at Moravian, he went to Lehigh University for an M.B.A. An offer from Hershey Foods provided experience in the package goods business. “When I went to Hershey, I found a direct application for the econometric studies I had been pursuing. I was involved in their sales forecasting, statistical modeling, and marketing and research. I was given the opportunity to develop new quantitative methods for analyzing their data.” While at Hershey, Gollins learned about the business from the client’s side. He then went on to other companies where he gained experience in research and consulting. Farther down the road he got involved with market response and analysis. As vice president for product management at ACNielsen, Gollins was responsible for their advance analysis software and decision support software. That’s when he wound up in England, heading up ACNielsen’s international software business. Even with the political applications of DiscoverWhy, Gollins hasn’t shifted his focus. “I have no interest in politics,” he admitted. But the idea of digital democracy is intriging to him. “Every time a politician opens his mouth, you’re going DiscoverWhy discovered that the know if people are issues Kennedy and Nixon debated in agreeing or disagreeing 1960 are very much alive today. and why,” Gollins said. All DiscoverWhy images © 2000 by DiscoverWhy, Inc. Used with permission. He admitted that instantaneous feedback like this may be threatening to some people. “On the other hand,” he continued, “it’s getting us closer to democracy. We can have a nationwide town meeting and have it be meaningful. Rather than being driven by the media, the voice of the people can be heard. It is very exciting. I think that once the technology is available to do stuff like this, you really can’t stop it.” Right now the company is testing its capacities. “One of our neatest projects was the presidential debates,” Gollins reported. “We essentially hosted the first nationwide multi-media town meeting.” 14
In addition, on the 40th anniversary of the NixonKennedy debates, DiscoverWhy helped commemorate that historic event in which Kennedy literally became the first television president. Gollins explained that DiscoverWhy used its technology to gather a sample of people—people who were alive and saw that debate and people of voting age who were too young to see the debate. The purpose Jan Gollins gave a PowerPoint is to discover the impact of presentation at Moravian’s Alumni television on the elections. Leadership Day, September 16, 2000. Photo: Davor Photography. The data will be offered to universities and colleges for future analysis. “This is all leading up to who is going to be the first Internet president,” he said. Through his experience, Gollins sees even further. “For the first time, through the Internet, we can communicate across our borders instantaneously,” he said. “What we really want to do is create a global information superhighway for marketing research, so that we can know what customers are feeling and thinking around the world.” The technology will find its way into pop culture, too. Rating things has become a form of entertainment. “Rating Super Bowl commercials has a cult following,” said Gollins, hinting that this year DiscoverWhy would probably present its electronic data to determine which ads fared well and which ones didn’t. Feeling very much like a pioneer, Gollins is immersed in a world that is rapidly changing. “We plan to make this technology lights-out marketing and research, where we will have advanced systems—artificial intelligence—that will basically gather and collect information, generate questions and send it back over the Internet.” The innovative endeavor is already attracting quite a bit of attention from television networks, political pundits, advertising and marketing firms, and other research-driven entities. Gollins is busy thinking about the new directions DiscoverWhy will take. While his family—his wife, two daughters, and a son—may not have to make an appointment to get his attention, Gollins did have one thought about his leisure time, “Fly fishing will just have to wait.” D. A. Barsotti is a free-lance writer.
“And Gladly Wolde He Lerne, and Gladly Teche” Professor Lloyd L. Burkhart died in Lehigh Valley Hospital on July 14, 2000. He was 81 years of age. Born at the very edge of “Updike Country” in Lancaster County; he was the thirteenth child of Henry and Martha Burkhart, a Mennonite farm couple. Lloyd attended the local schools and Franklin and Marshall College on scholarship. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and in 1941 graduated as an English major. In 1942 he was drafted into the Army where, as he would tell it, some of his experiences paralleled the absurd misadventures of Yossarian, the protagonist of Catch-22, a novel he would later teach. After training as an infantryman at an Army base in Colorado, he was all set to serve in the European theater; however, because of his height (about 6'4") the Army was unable to find pants his size. He ended up being transferred to the Army Air Corps and serving as a waist gunner in a B-24 Liberator in the South Pacific, flying 51 missions with his unit, the “Lone Rangers,” and Lloyd Burkhart as he appeared in the 1950 Revista, in his first year receiving the Flying Cross at Moravian (above), and in the and five Oak Leaf Clusters. 1985 Benigna, the last before his On occasion, Lloyd would retirement (at right). describe the heart-stopping tension of these missions, and when Joseph Heller, author of Catch-22, spoke at Lehigh University some years ago, he found in Lloyd a kindred spirit. However, there were some valued and memorable Army experiences as well. Lloyd described the time he and another “literate” buddy found themselves in Ashville, North Carolina, and paid a visit to the boyhood home of Thomas Wolfe, author of Look Homeward, Angel. They met Wolfe’s brother, who spent the day with them, ushered them around town, and told them stories of brother Tom’s early years and family life. After discharge, Lloyd entered Harvard University where he earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English. During this period, he and his wife Esther worked as butler and maid for a prominent and wealthy Boston family. Lloyd didn’t wear a cutaway but a white coat when he was engaged in his official duties. After receiving his Ph.D., Lloyd joined the faculty of Moravian College in 1949. Those were pre-merger days, and the men’s college was just beginning its metamorphosis from a small, local, denominational men’s college to the institution it has now become. Lloyd was one of a strong, devoted core of scholar-teachers who played a vital role in that transformation. As chair of the Division of Humanities, as English Department
chair, as long-time chair of the Honors Committee, as a sponsor of the 4-1-4 Liberal Education Guidelines, and as chair of the subcommittee that developed Add-Venture, Lloyd was among those who advocated and fought for curricular programs that would enrich Moravian, bring it up to par with its sister colleges, and transform it into a modern institution of higher learning. He was recognized for these efforts as the first recipient of the Lindback Teaching Award and by being named senior professor of the College. Lloyd had joined Moravian College at a time when to make ends meet faculty painted bleachers and the old athletics field fence in the summer. It was a time when President Ray Haupert whispered the amount of next year’s modest raise to faculty as they stood watching the annual fall bonfire. Perhaps because of these experiences, Lloyd became a strong advocate for the professional treatment and compensation of faculty members. A respected leader, he always fought hard for the very best interests of the faculty. He could be a tough and stubborn “Dutchman” when the occasion required, but it was always in the best interest of the College, its faculty, and its programs, programs that were enriched with Lloyd’s dedication and scholarship and the efforts of those members of the college community that believed in Moravian. Lloyd taught a variety of courses in the department. Two of the most popular courses were Chaucer and Contemporary Fiction. Though seemingly products of different universes, these two courses not only reflected the breadth of Lloyd’s literary interests, they were similar in that they represented the authentic, and sometimes earthy, responses of literary artists to the wonder and the madness of their times. Generations of Moravian students discovered and embraced Chaucer—and McCullers, Heller, Bellow, Updike, and their contemporaries—in Lloyd’s classes. Probably because of his teaching experience, Lloyd was primarily responsible for the visit and honorary degree awarded to John Updike at the dedication of Reeves Library in 1967. It seems appropriate that Lloyd’s granddaughter Kate entered Moravian with the Class of 2004. Although, alas, Lloyd won’t be there to witness her education, Kate and her classmates will reap the benefits of one who labored so long and so effectively to bring excellence and reputation to Moravian College.
by George S. Diamond
George S. Diamond is chair of Moravian’s Department of English. 15
Greyhound Sports Men’s Basketball Trip to Italy
Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s, the Colosseum, and the Pantheon. Moravian did play a pair of games while in Italy. On the final Friday night of the trip, the Greyhounds fell to Veroli, 94-92, on a last-second shot in a village outside Rome. The host team took Moravian out to a local pizzeria after the game for food and to get to know one another better. Moravian would play again the next night, its final one of the trip, and lose to Campli, 9880 in a village on the coast near Rome. In addition to coach Walker, assistant coaches Todd Rothrock, Ron
Bob Ward Works in Cuba
The Moravian College men’s basketMoravian College head athletic ball team spent the final week and a half trainer Bob Ward was selected to work of its summer 2000 vacation in Italy. It and travel for the second consecutive was the sixth time that head coach Jim year with the USA Volleyball Junior Walker had taken his team overseas to National Team at the NORCECA Zone tour a foreign country and play internaChampionships in Havana from August tional basketball. 12 to 20. The USA Volleyball Junior Moravian’s last trip overseas was in National Team is a developmental team 1997 when the team went to Ireland. in the USA Volleyball program that Walker and the Greyhounds have also reported to the USA Olympic Training taken trips to Scandinavia, the British Facility in Lake Placid, New York, on Isles (England, Ireland, and Scotland), July 24 and practiced until the tournanorthwest Europe (Germany, Holland, ment. Ward worked with a squad made and Belgium), and up of 22 high Sweden. The school seniors and NCAA allows college freshmen colleges to make from around the trips overseas once country. every three years. The Junior Back in the 1980s, National Team is when Moravian the third step in started its trips, the the USA Volleyball NCAA allowed one program. As high trip every four school freshman years. and sophomores, “Going overseas the youths compete to play teams is in the High Perforfairly common and mance Camp and a great cultural move onto the experience for the Boys’ Youth Naplayers,” Walker tional Training said. “Our players Team as high got to meet a lot of school juniors and people as well as see seniors. After a beautiful country The Moravian College men’s basketball team paused in their busy touring schedule for a photo on a hill in competing on the and historical sites. Florence with a view of the Duomo (the Cathedral of St. John) in the distance. Junior National I have some friends team, they then are who coach in Europe and that is how we eligible to compete for the USA VolleyHoffman, B. J. Dugan, and Justin Potts decide where to travel to.” ball National Team and the USA Olymalso made the trip. It was the first trip for The Greyhounds started their trip at pic squad. each of the assistant coaches. Lago di Garda with a boat ride and then Ward, who spent two weeks during Moravian had 14 players make the the team was off to Verona to look at the the summer of 1998 working at the USA excursion overseas—seniors Chris Hayn, Romeo and Juliet balcony. Moravian Olympic Training Facility in Lake Placid David Jordan, and Jason Greiger, juniors continued its trip in Venice where the and two weeks in August of 1999 with Bruce DeLauder, Mike Frew, Lenny group went on several tours including the Boys’ Youth National Training Team Stanziano, and Doug Spadt and sophoSt. Mark’s Church and the Doge’s Palat a tournament in Montreal, has been mores Kevin Hall, Ken Greb, Jeff ace. On day four of the trip, the Greythe head trainer at Moravian College Hartenstine, Nick Fratini, Joe Mingo, hounds visited Padua, St. Anthony since 1986. He holds current certificaWillie Reynolds, and Mike Schlamp. Cathedral, and Siena. The following day, tions from the National Athletic TrainThe team’s manager, senior Kevin it was off to Florence (pictured) to see ers Association and a Class A certificaReuther, also made the trip. Several Michelangelo’s David as well as the tion as an athletic trainer in the State of players and coaches had their families tombs of Michelangelo and Marconi. Pennsylvania. Ward, a 1980 graduate of along on the trip as well, rounding out The last three days of the trip were spent East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylthe traveling party at 38 people. in Rome with visits to the Vatican, the vania, is also a Pennsylvania certified paramedic. 16
Alumni Association News Mark Your Calendar!
Frank Chou ’96
David Cornelius ’63
Charles Eichman ’49
Deborah Rengel Laverty ’83
Mary Mercer Strickland ’78
Fang Zhang ’00
Nominations for Alumni Board 2001-2004 The slate of proposed candidates (pictured above) for the Alumni Association Board of Directors will be voted upon Alumni Weekend, May 19, 2001. Nominated for their second term are Frank Chou ’96 and Mary Mercer Strickland ’78. Frank previously served as president of the Young Alumni Board and currently serves as career development chair on the Alumni Board. He is an associate vice president at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in Manhattan. Mary, a homemaker and volunteer who lives in Westfield, New Jersey, currently serves as secretary on the Executive Board of Directors. The remaining four nominees have all been nominated for a first term. David Cornelius ’63, retired from his position as a vice president at Citibank, has donated his time and talent to Moravian through numerous venues including fundraising, reunions, and New York Club activities. Charles Eichman B.A. ’49, B.D. ’51 is a retired Moravian pastor who has been a class correpsondent for the College as well as a volunteer for fundraising, reunions, and events for both the College and the Seminary. Deborah Rengel Laverty ’83, a part-time bookkeeper, homemaker, and volunteer, has dedicated considerable time and effort to helping with Homecoming, Alumni Weekend, and reunion planning. Fang Zhang ’00 is an accountant at KPMG in Harrisburg. Originally from the People’s Republic of China, Fang was a very active president of the International Club during her time on campus.
Announcing a Reunion for Moravian College Veterans of All Wars Saturday, May 19, 2001 11:00 a.m. Dedication of plaque, Memorial Hall Brief remarks by Daniel R. Gilbert, professor of history emeritus and Ervin J. Rokke, president of Moravian College 11:30 a.m. Parade 12:15 p.m. Photo 12:30 p.m. Luncheon Look for more information in the Alumni Weekend Brochure this spring!
February 3 Mardi Gras Dance 12 Monday Roundtable: “No Peaceable Kingdom: Three Approaches to Landscape Painting in the 19th Century.” Speaker: Diane Radycki, assistant professor of art and director of the Payne Gallery. March 8 New York Reception 12 Washington, D.C., Reception Monday Roundtable: “The Growing Crises in Access to Justice in the United States.” Speaker: Frederick P. Rooney, Esq. ’75 April 9 Monday Roundtable: “Ghana 2000.” Speakers: Karen Keim, adjunct faculty member in English, and Carol Moeller, assistant professor of philosophy. May 18 Founder’s Day 18-19 Alumni Weekend June 2 Art Auction October 19-20 Homecoming Rocco Calvo Golf Tournament Classes of ’86, ’91, ’96 Reunions Alumni Awards Ceremony November 2 Athletic Hall of Fame 9-10 Health Sciences Symposium
Education Job Fair 2001 Moravian College alumni interested in pursuing employment in education are invited to participate in a Professional Opportunities Day on Thursday, April 19, 2001, in Johnston Hall. The program, from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., will offer small group sessions to meet with individual school district representatives and a job fair to discuss actual and anticipated vacancies. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. Please contact Christine Rander in the Career Center by phone (610 8611509) or email (email@example.com) for further information. 17
Alumni Association Recognizes Outstanding Achievement and Dedicated Volunteers at Awards Ceremony on September 15, 2000 Nearly 100 people attended the alumni awards ceremony and dinner reception on Friday evening, September 15. Alumni Board president Candy Barr Heimbach ’79 honored volunteers who
outstanding reunion chair went to Mary Mudri Foglia ’50, who commented, “Spending time with the girls was reward enough. This is just the icing on the cake.” The class of 1950 men, represented by Justin Carisio ’50 and Bob Scholl ’50, won an award for most class spirit, and also tied with the class of 1950 women for the highest percentage of reunion attendance. The class of 1945 women succeeded in securing three awards: for the largest reunion class gift total, the largest matching gift total, and the highest participation rate for a
Candy Barr Heimbach presents Don Beck ’71 with the Unsung Hero Award.
Rebecca Kleintop Owens ’95 with Dick and Monica Schantz before her organ recital.
have provided exceptional service to Moravian. Award recipients included Frank Chou ’96, Don Beck ’71, and Jackie Karpow ’96. Gina Stano ’99 also accepted an award on behalf of the class of 1999 for the highest giving participation rate in a young alumni class. Gus Rampone ’59 then recognized last year’s reunion classes. The award for
the first-ever Young Alumni Achievement Award for her exceptional musical talent and accomplishments. The highlight of the evening followed when
Jackie Karpow ’96 receives the Event Volunteer of the Year Award for her work as Homecoming chair. Photos: Tim Gilman ’73.
reunion. Jackie Haas Bauder ’45 and Janet Moyer Paulus ’45 accepted these awards on behalf of their class. The award for the most creativity went to the class of 1975, represented by Bob Gratz ’75 and Cindy Lewis Hart ’75. Finally, the Alumni Association honored Alumni Weekend chair Gus Rampone (far right) with outstanding reuion chairs Rebecca Kleintop Owens ’95 with Justin Carisio ’50, Bob Scholl ’50, and Mary Mudri Foglia ’50. 18
Frank Chou ’96 was chosen as Emerging Leader for his service to the Young Alumni Association.
Rebecca treated a crowd of more than 300 to an organ recital in Foy Hall. Unsung Hero Award recipient Don Beck commented to Candy Heimbach, “You were right. Watching my son graduate from Moravian was the proudest moment of my life. Receiving this award was second.”
✒ 2000 News of
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From the Alumni House: Danielle Fleming is attending Marywood University for her master’s degree in counseling psychology.
✒ 1999 News of
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From the Alumni House: Rebecca Hutler is presently teaching second grade at Forked River High School in New Jersey. She was married on July 1, 2000. Nicole Campasano, T. J. Hutler, Laura Dumbrosky ’98, Steve U’Selis ’95, and Jennifer Hutler U’Selis ’94 were all in the wedding party. Several other alumni attended. Merica Gellerman is currently working as a research assistant in cell and molecular biology at the Center for Pediatric Research at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk. Krista Malerba is doing a dietary/nutritional internship at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. Jennifer Ianelli-Pitts recently started with Chubb Insurance Co. as a commercial underwriter. She recently bought a home in Westminster, Colo. Amy Keller completed her first year of graduate school at Villanova University, working towards her M.S. in applied statistics. She accepted an internship this summer as a consultant/SAS programmer at Prosoft Software Inc., in Ambler, Pa., working on clinical trials for pharmaceutical companies. Kelly Anne Dolan finished her first year of graduate work in music history at Temple University and will begin work on her master’s thesis. She has assisted professors with teaching several undergraduate music classes. She is also working as a tutor for the university’s writing center, and last summer she worked with a D.M.A. candidate as his dissertation editor. Jessie Coughlin finished her first year of law school at Villanova. She is getting a joint law degree and M.B.A.
CLASS NOTES Lynn Grzywacz became engaged to Greg Webb ’97 while vacationing in Aruba. The wedding date is June 1, 2001. Greg was recently promoted to a systems administration position at Unisys Corporation in Plymouth Meeting, Pa. Lynn started working as a forensic accountant for Miller, Coffey, Tate in center city Philadelphia. Gina Sebastionelli is currently working for Voicestream in Bethlehem. Sue Farina is working towards her teaching certificate and teaching in the Easton Area School District. Amy Zimmerman works for Destiny Solutions in Conshohocken, Pa. Kate Rose works at Remedy Staffing in Fort Washington, Pa. Sarah Soden has been employed at Robert Packer Hospital for a year and a half. She still really likes what she’s doing; writing articles, creating brochures and ads, and working on Web sites (www.guthrie.org). She created the Joint Camp pages, the Women’s Healthy Heart Center pages, and the Cosmetic Center pages. She was elected secretary of the Guthrie Archives Committee, and has wrapped up a 9-month long project, a sixpanel display of Guthrie’s history. The 3-by-6 foot panels were installed in the main lobby of the hospital during a ceremony in late July. Brian Kasnowski is currently working for Lucent technologies in Warren, N.J., as events manager and marketing coordinator for Lucent recruitment.
✒ 1998 News of
Dave Connor 1956 Allwood Drive, Apt. D Bethlehem, PA 18018 email@example.com
From Dave: Thanks to those of you who have submitted news to me. The first news that I have came from Kasie Hornberger. She is living in Bethlehem and is now at B. Braun in Bethlehem in the QC department. Becky Page is living in Hershey with James Hillary ’99, and they will be getting married next June. Tara Wartman has moved to Davenport, Iowa, with Tyler McClimon ’99. They are also engaged. Sue Rohn got engaged in June to Joe Testa and was promoted to product engineer at Lucent Technologies Optoelectronics in Breiningsville, Pa.
Liz Nicholas moved to Montgomery County to take a new position at the Hill School in Pottstown, Pa., as the assistant director of development research. Liz spent two weeks in Germany where she stayed with our Fulbright scholar, Marianne Zwicker ’99, in Berlin. They did some touring with Tonya Ogden ’01. Melissa Stengel is now Melissa Andresko. She married Doug Andresko on June 10 in Whitehall, Pa., where they currently reside. Her bridesmaids were Jennie Coughlin, Bridget Cain, Lisa Frey, Theresa Quinney, Carolyn Leland, and Sam Snell. Several other Moravian alums were present. Melissa was promoted to communications project leader at Lutron Electronics in Coopersburg, Pa. Thanks to Laura Haines for this next update on our classmates. Toni Rhinehart got married to her high school sweetheart, Jeremy Smith, on May 27. They are living in Washington, N.J., where Toni is teaching third grade. Lisa Macmillan, an assistant product manager at Tommy Hilfiger, and Janine Martini, working at Martini Trucking, were bridesmaids. Lori Jardine ’99, Ryan Walters, Lauren Dryer, Beth Croft, Emily Donato, Jen Hauze, Belinda Mangle, Allison Rabold, Michele Malavarca Buck, Jim Coupe, and Michelle Beauregard were there also. Lisa’s job will take her to Hong Kong and Taiwan in March. Janine was planning to marry Brian Birkhimer on September 26. They met while Janine was working at BOC Gases in Bethlehem. Janine is now employed by her father’s company, Martini Trucking. Michele was married June 26, 1999, to Jay Buck. Jim Coupe is working at Widener Graduate School for a degree in psychology. Laura Haines is currently working for Delaware Investments. Lauren Dryer teaches first grade at Gillette Elementary School in New Jersey. From the Alumni House: Jessica Black is working as an admissions counselor/recruiter for Beaver College in Glenside, Pa. Michael Watts spent the year working for the state and is living at home. Jennifer Rothe has been working for almost two years for Daimler Chrysler in Dusseldorf, Germany. She works in the Global Department, specifically regional controlling. Jason Negron was hired by the South Whitehall Township, Pa., Police Department August 18, 1999. Greg Stones misses the Fighting Greyhounds in good ol’ Bethlehem. His degree in studio art didn’t exactly pay off as planned, but he got himself a good job as a store manager at the local Dunkin’ Donuts, and although it’s just to tide him over until his paintings start to sell, he’s been immersing himself in his work. (“Just like I used to do at Moravian. It’s the skills I learned at Moravian that make me the
Class Notes successful and driven individual that I am today. Remember Moravian, ‘A heritage to celebrate, a future to define.’ ”) Stacey Gyecsek is teaching second grade in the Wilson Area School District and will marry Scott Polgar on August 4, 2001. Jack Walls accepted a new sales job with a company called Excel Foundry and Machine which puts him on the road quite a bit selling large machine replacement parts to the power plant and quarry industries. Lisa Walton has been promoted to marketing manager for life science books at a publishing company in Newark, N.J. Matthew Wojtaszek lives in East Greenwich, R.I., and is working in Providence for a company called Why Design, designing mainly toy packaging. Sean Carroll has accepted a position at David Brearly High School in Kenilworth, N.J. Sean will be teaching vocal music and instrumental music, and is thrilled to be working with his friend and fellow Moravian grad, John Ondrey. Sean is continuing work on his master’s degree at Montclair State University. Laura Dombrosky is working as a treatment team leader/therapist at Wallenpaupack Area Middle School. She is getting her master’s in special education at Marywood University.
✒ 1997 News of
Jennifer Kastle 1078 Spring View Drive Southampton, PA 18966 firstname.lastname@example.org Melissa Romanoski RR #4, Box 79 Sunbury, PA 17801
From Jennifer: Greg Webb and Lynne Grzywacz ’99 became engaged last May. Katrina Blake and Brian McKee ’98 also became engaged last spring and are planning a wedding for April 2001 in the Caribbean. Al Pape proposed to his girlfriend Carrie on Fourth of July weekend and they are now both living in Rhode Island. Al is still working for Sartomer doing tech sales for the Northeast region. Megan Schock married her high school sweetheart, Michael Behr, last May. Laura Sortino Neiman and Kim Moffitt were bridesmaids. Becky Kobler and Ed Brooking ’98 were married on a very warm May 6 in Phillipsburg, N.J. I was honored to be the maid of honor and Julie Morris ’96 and Chris Pektor were also in the bridal party. A photo was taken of the Moravian graduates at the reception, including Becky’s mother, Donna Beatty Kobler ’69, her godmother, Trudi Peters Thorton ’69, and her godfather, Bruce Yates ’67. Other alums
present included Kelly Dewalt, Lisa Dixon, Bonnie Katz, Tracy Asper, Bob Wolak, Matt Moyer, Stephanie Stern, Michael Jobst, Steve Lella ’98, Casey Llewellyn ’98, Marc Murphy ’98, Lori Stevens ’98, and Shannon Eisenhower ’98. Lisa Dixon and Tracy Asper graduated in May from Widener School of Law. Kim Moffit also completed a graduate degree in May. Several classmates have gotten new jobs or have been promoted. Becky Kobler is working as a community director with the March of Dimes in Allentown. Robin North relocated in June with her company and is now living in Chicago. Michael Jobst has been promoted to marketing communications director for ClientLogic in Weehawken, N.J. Andrea Lambert is living in Bridgewater, N.J., and working for a pharmaceutical company. Martha Volak is still living in Dublin, Pa., and is working as a designer in Langhorne. Emily Evans moved to Charlotte, N.C., in May and is an account manager for an advertising agency. Gina Martin and Joe enjoyed their summer with the kids after finishing the year’s teaching. Madison turned three in July and Joe V graduated from pre-K and started kindergarten in the fall. Brian Gonor told me he is doing well. He attended the wedding of Scott Steven and Susan DeJong ’99 last summer. Also present were Bill Wekluk, Adam Grutzmacher, and Brian Jardine. Brian said there were several Moravian graduates in the bridal party. Scott and Susan spent their honeymoon in Hawaii. From the Alumni House: Laura Veltre was married to Martin Venezio on June 25, 1999. She has been teaching third grade in her home town for three years. She is currently working towards her master’s degree in education. Brad Mushrush was recently named team leader of Patriot Bank’s Boyertown office. Matthew Wines has recently moved to Manayunk, Pa. He is still working for IKON Office Solutions in its world headquarters in Malvern. He is managing the sales automation program for the Philadelphia Marketplace.
Reunion Homecoming 2001 Michelle Ciambruschini Ritter 410 Cornelia St. #3 Boonton, NJ 07005 J. P. Orlando 217 Valley Park South Road Bethlehem, PA 18018 email@example.com From J.P.: Our feature alum for this month is Frank Chou. Frank is in his fourth year on the Alumni Board. Frank began his involvement
with Moravian immediately after graduation by founding the Young Alumni Group (now Young Alumni Board). Frank has been with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter since graduation as a financial advisor in the Lehigh Valley. He became an associate vice president in ’99 and was promoted last July to national sales. His new responsibilities took Frank to NYC where he is presently working out of the World Trade Center. Caroline Smith completed her master’s in English at the University of Delaware and will move on to the pursuit of a Ph.D. Some of the atttendees at her graduation party included Jackie Karpow, Heather Whary ’97, Carla Thomas Lindenmuth ’97, Bob Thear ’98, Jeff Bradbury, Patrick Egan ’97, and Ernest Johnson. Former Moravian sports information director Mike Warwick also showed up. Nicole DiFluri was married to Christopher Clark ’97 on June 24 in Moravian’s Borhek Chapel. Members of the wedding party included Allison Young, Shelly Fox ’97, J. P. Orlando, Frank Costello, and Michelle Mistysyn Ulsh’s son Michael as the ring bearer. Many other Moravian alumni were also present, including Tammy Tracy, Angela Dellisanti, Michelle Mistysyn Ulsh, Debbie Yuengling Ferhat, Tara Pierson White, Carissa Barillari, Derek Wright, Renee Szabo Richardson, Sean Richardson ’97, Frank Chou, and Sara Funkhouser ’97. The couple honeymooned in Captiva Island, Florida and currently resides in Connecticut. Mark Price lives in Wyomissing, Pa. and is working in West Lawn, Pa., as a pre-press design and layout technician/graphic designer at West Lawn Graphic Communications. Mary Kate Turowski Andris is finishing up her master’s degree in higher education and planning to pursue a doctorate in higher education. She is working at Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Del., raising money and planning events. Just a few quick notes about what’s up with me. I’ve been working at Lehr now for four years and it’s been a lot of fun and very rewarding. I’m working towards starting my own speaking and training business part-time. I’ve been certified as a Dale Carnegie instructor and I’ve also been presenting for “College Link/Making it Count, Inc.” seminars for high school students. For the past year I’ve been working towards an M.A./M.B.A. in psychology and organizational development at LaSalle University. Moravian’s Alumni and Young Alumni Boards have kept me close to the College. Last but certainly not least is my marriage on December 2. Looking forward to marriage in general as well as growing with my wife, Missy. From the Alumni House: Daphne Rhoton is in her last year of dental school at Temple University.
Class Notes Ryan Zellner is currently a band director in Tunkhannock, Pa., and has started his own Internet business. Sandra Nuss-Zellner is currently the music director for the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church and private lesson teacher. Her latest endeavor is her own e-commerce business. Suzanne Scassellati married Tony Verenna on October 7, 2000. Bridesmaids included Stephanie Neel, Tiffany Shenman ’97, and Lori Herr.
✒ 1995 News of
Krisa Murray Arzayus 7923 Yacht Haven Road Gloucester Point, VA 23062 firstname.lastname@example.org
From the Alumni House: Krisa Murray Arzayus will be taking over as the class correspondent. Our thanks to Julie Moyer for her work as correspondent these past years. Krisa is in her last year at graduate school at the School of Marine Science at the College of William and Mary, where she has been since graduation, pursuing her Ph.D. in marine science. She was married in October 1998 to L. Felipe Arzayus, whom she met at grad school. She updated us on several alums. Marc Theoret has been completing a two-year fellowship with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute before finishing his last year of medical school. Chris Elser is an anesthesiologist in Hershey, Pa. He and his wife Hillary have a baby. Ed Walters and his wife had their first son in April 2000. Drew Menten ’94 has received a master’s degree from the University of Maryland in Baltimore. Rich Senker ’96 is still in Florida, working as a resident director and has a master’s degree in education. Kelly Dudas Hauscher and her husband Michael had a son, Tucker John, born June 1, 2000. They live in Port Richey, Fla. Tom Hartle completed his Ph.D. in chemistry at Penn State. In June he began working for General Electric Plastics as a product developer. He and his wife, Angel Schell Hartle, moved from State College to Albany, N.Y. Angel continues to work for Strategic Management Group from her home office. In May 2000 Karen Stupic became the executive director of Pascal Rioult Dance Theatre in New York City. PRDT is a modern dance company that tours domestically and internationally and provides public school children with educational outreach programs. Joseph Giordano is currently at Boston University pursuing his M.B.A. Mickey Thompson graduated from Syracuse University School of Law in 1999. He passed the Pennsylvania Bar Exam in July
“God Has a Sense of Humor” Kiddingly, when Becky Kleintop ’95 was studying organ at Moravian, she remarked that the perfect job would be to finish the postlude and then zip to the beach in the afternoon. Little did she know how accurately she predicted her future. Today the magna cum laude graduate is the senior organist and director of the children’s choir at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale. Becky’s musicianship enhances the religious experience of the nationallytelevised Coral Ridge Church service. Although her organ responsibilities keep her busy, she did have time to notice a certain bass named Bob Owens and on May 27, 2000, she walked down the aisle at Coral Ridge Church. True to her Moravian tradition, her wedding music included the Moravian hymn “Jesus Makes My Heart Rejoice.” Becky’s Moravian roots include family ties as well. Her father Doug Kleintop ’71 is a Moravian minister. Both parents encouraged Becky’s love of music. At three years old she was already attracted to the piano. As a high school student in 1984, she started taking piano lessons with Richard Van Auken of Moravian’s music department. Becky says, “He taught me to make the keyboard sing.” Every once in a while he would sneak in an organ lesson and she got hooked. While at Moravian Becky sang with the choir and cites Dick Schantz as a role model for working with her children’s choir. “His emotion was so contagious. Schantz had charisma.” she reflected. One of her most memorable experiences at Moravian occurred during the Christmas Vespers. She recalls being enthralled by the mass of flaming tapers coming through the tall opposing doors of Central Moravian as the congregation and choir proclaimed, “Behold a Great, a Heavenly Light.” During her senior year Becky accompanied the choir. After graduation Becky was one of only two organists accepted to study at the worldfamous Curtis Institute of Music. It was one of her Curtis classmates who suggested she interview for the Coral Ridge position. We know the rest. Becky has had the opportunity to play some impressive organs. Starting with Central Moravian, she then took a job playing the Wanamaker organ in Philadelphia. She’s performed at Longwood Gardens, and now she’s on television with Dr. James Kennedy, pastor of Coral Ridge. In addition she has had the opportunity to record a CD with the King’s Brass. Becky has collected many accolades. She won the Kennett Arts Festival national organ competition. Chosen by her colleagues, she will play at the American Guild of Organists Regional Convention that will be held at Moravian in the spring of 2001. On September 15, 2000, she was the first recipient of Moravian’s Young Alumni Achievement Award. Her concert featured an organ cantata on the Moravian hymn “Sing Hallelujah, Praise to the Lord.” This piece was completed as a favor for Becky by Robert Hebble, the arranger for the world famous organist Virgil Fox. —Kathleen Doyle Dowd ’68
1999 and was sworn in on December 12, 1999. He works for Danyi Law Offices in Bethlehem, Pa. He married Karin Bengston ’96 on October 9, 1999. On a business trip to Scotland in June 2000, he ran into Mary Beth Spirk at London’s Heathrow Airport. Jeremiah A. Eckhaus, M.D., is a resident in family practice and international medicine at Marshall University in Huntington, W.V. Linda Davis of Bushkill Township was promoted to manager of marketing services at Stiegler, Wells & Brunswick advertising agency.
✒ 1994 News of
Ann Marie Schlottmann Washington College 300 Washington Avenue Chestertown, MD 21620
In March, I heard from Dena Mendlen Emerson. She was married to Keith Emerson on June 8, 1997, in Laguna Hills, Calif. In August 1997 Dena and Keith had a reception for family and friends on the East Coast. Dana
Class Notes Perio Potts ’94, Rob Potts ’93, Jennifer Mitchell Roncoroni ’95, and Ed Roncoroni ’95 attended. Keith is a graduate of Lehigh University, but he and Dena did not meet until after college. He is a computer technology specialist in Philadelphia, and Dena is working in inside sales for an industrial supply company in Philadelphia. After three years at Washington College in Chestertown, Md., I am finally moving on. I have accepted the position of sports information director at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va. I am excited about the new challenges and opportunities that the job will entail, especially dealing with football, which I have not done in several years.Ashland is a lot closer to major interstates than Chestertown. If anyone is ever on I-95 near Paramount’s Kings Dominion, get off at Exit 92 (Route 54 West) and come visit me at Randolph-Macon. From the Alumni House: After graduation, Jeffrey Walker began selling for ADP in New Jersey until 1996, when he moved to Atlanta, Ga. He and his family moved to Baltimore in last June. Pat O’Hallaran is a school psychologist in the Longhill Township school system. He was planning a November wedding to Margaret Gumerlock, a physical education/athletics director at New Providence High School, N.J. They are in the process of buying a home in Westfield, N.J. David Garbeil got engaged on February 27, 2000 and was married on September 2. Christina Zarnas married Shawn Donahue in 1999. She works in development at Lehigh University, Shawn’s alma mater. After graduation Jennifer Polansky went on to get a certificate in medical technology from the Lackenau Hospital School of Medical Technology. She worked at Lankenau in the lab for four years as a generalist, and then decided to make a major career move to the computer software industry. She currently manages the installation of laboratory information systems in hospital laboratories across the U.S. and Canada.
✒ 1993 News of
Michelle M. Litzenberger 1866 Mansfield St. Hellertown, PA 18055 email@example.com
From the Alumni House: Rebecca Kesselring is now vice president of health care services at Phoebe Richland Health Care Center in Richland, Pa.
Reunion Homecoming 2001
John S. Nunnemacher 235 North Valley Street #136 Burbank, CA 91505 firstname.lastname@example.org
Melissa dePamphilis 8 Knoxbury Terrace Greenville, SC 29609 MelissaAD@aol.com
Michael Q. Roth 944 Renaldi Road Wind Gap, PA 18091
Christine A. Palermo Wallach 380 Mountain Road Apt. 609 Union City, NJ 07087
From John: I just received an e-mail from Shawn Walsh Hib, apparently she and I are practically neighbors now, as she lives on the West Coast as well! She wrote to tell us that after doing her master’s work and coaching at the University of the Pacific, she is now the head track coach and is teaching special education at Northview High School in Covina, Calif., where she also coaches freshman volleyball. More importantly, as her name implies, she got married last summer! Shawn and her husband Houn were married on June 19, 1999. Their wedding was attended by a number of Moravian alums, including John ’91 and Teresa Rizzo Soden, Mike ’91 and Susan Sandt Lopez, Todd Witalec, Dave ’91 and Kim Breiner ’94 Wyckoff, Hannelore Schumm Nalesnik and her husband Thomas ’99 (Seminary), Renate Muller Wildremuth and her husband Dave, and Dawn Gustavson Fogel. Kate Stecyk was one of the bridesmaids, and coach Doug Pollard also attended. She also mentioned that Todd Witalec is now in the Pennsylvania State Police Department and serves as a bodyguard for the state deputy governor. I also heard from Jennifer Peeney Richardson. She was married on August 3, 1996, to Jack Richardson, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. He is now an engineer, and Jennifer is a third grade teacher. They are living in Basking Ridge, N.J., and keeping busy with their son, Michael John, who was born July 16, 1999. I also received an update from Kristen Morgan Downey, who has been doing well and keeping busy. Not only is she associate art director of Bicycling magazine, she also celebrated a new baby girl back in August. She has also created the design and layout for a new book, Christmas in Bethlehem: A Moravian Heritage, which includes plenty of photos of scenes familiar to us Moravian students and alums: vespers, beeswax candles, and a single candle in every window.
From the Alumni House: Shawn Baksa married Lori-Jean Funk on October 25, 1997. They have a daughter, Alyssa, and their newest addition, Alexander, was born on November 25, 1998. Jean Kuper Mattes is living in Florida, playing golf and working in a brokerage firm in Venice, Fla. Christopher Noto and wife, Maryellen Dolan Noto ’93, moved back to New Jersey from Minnesota in May. They had been living there since 1992. Thyra Hartshorn is now the production stage manager of the Cincinnati Ballet in Ohio.
From the Alumni House: Capt. Howard (Chip) F. Hall is attending the Marine Corps’ Command and Control Systems School in Quantico, Va. As an additional duty, he will still be attached to the White House on the Presidential Support Detail for large events.
✒ 1990 News of
Jeannine O’Grady 4 Renault Drive Flanders, NJ 07836
✒ 1989 News of
Kerri Peopy 1511 Menoher Blvd. Johnstown, PA 15905 email@example.com
From the Alumni House: Kurt Poling is back in the Lehigh Valley and is an associate vice president/financial advisor for Prudential Securities.
✒ 1988 News of
Cris Santini 2900 Delk Road Marietta, GA 30067
From the Alumni House: Peter Chimera has recently been promoted to branch manager of Robert Half International in Paramus, N.J., the world’s first and largest staffing service specializing in the accounting, finance, and information technology fields. Peter joined the company in 1988.
✒ 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: Tim Cooke has been working for Prudential Insurance Services in Lawrenceville, N.J., in sales, for 11 years. He got married in May to Heather and resides in Yardville, N.J. Attending his wedding from Moravian were Anthony and Cheryl Maula ’88, Doug Breen ’85, Chris Wilson, Pete ’88 and Candace ’89 Chimera, Dan Bloom, Chris Fuhrer, and Kim Cocheo Cheman. Susan Lokerson Ireland e-mailed that she has been married for seven years. She and her husband live in a small town called Olivet in South Dakota. They bought an old parsonage and have spent the last several years redoing it. Susan says “The closest McDonald’s or traffic light is 38 miles from here, and you need a little bit of planning for groceries and things like that. If I want to go to a mall, that is 70 miles away. On the other hand many of my neighbors only lock their houses when they go on vacation and if you need a hand or a tool all you have to do is step outside.” Bonnie Higgins Sullivan and her husband Tom welcomed their son, Ryan Thomas, to their family on June 30. Tricia Koons Poche and her family are relocating to Radnor, Pa., after several years in the Atlanta area.
Reunion Homecoming 2001 James and Lynda Farrell Swartz 153 Lilac Drive Allentown, PA 18104 From the Alumni House: Carol Traupman-Carr reports on a very busy year. In July ’99, she, husband David, and son Andrew moved into their new house in Alburtis, Pa. This spring, Carol saw the publication of a book she edited and for which she wrote the introduction. Pleasing for Our Use: David Tannenburg and the Organ of the Moravians was published by Lehigh University Press and Associated University Presses. In April, Carol was awarded tenure at Moravian, and is now chair of the Music Department. Carmela Marsala Griffo was a stay-athome mom for six years, during which she started an agency having to do with world language instruction. In September ’99 she went back into the classroom full-time. She
teaches French and Spanish to sixth graders in the Cherry Hill, N.J., district. Robert Snyder was promoted from treasurer to associate vice president for finance and treasurer at Allentown College. He joined the college in 1994 as accounting manager. Sharon Lucas Montalto was diagnosed with a brain tumor in January 1999. She had surgery, more surgery and radiation and at this point the prognosis is very good. After all that, she had her third son, Blake Joseph Montalo, on November 26, 1999. He joins his big brothers, Tyler, 9, and Marshall, 5. The five of them, including her husband, Tom, live in Burlington Township, N.J. Currently she is working for the State of New Jersey investing the pension funds of public employees. Maggie Smith has been with First Marketing, a customer communications company in Pompano Beach, Fla., for 13 years. They help companies like Bank of America, Nextel, Time Warner, Bloomingdale’s, Merrill Lynch, Hyatt Hotels, and 350 others promote customer loyalty and profitability. She moved from the editorial department into strategic development last year, and works as director of opportunity marketing. She loves facilitating the sales process, without the stress and demands of direct selling and travel. Four years ago, she was married to a terrific guy, Loren Ringler. She decided to keep her name and make it simple, so she’s still Maggie Smith. They live on a golf course in Tamarac, Fla. She took up golf a year ago and, is addicted. She and her husband also enjoy wine tasting and collecting. Earlier this year, they had a wonderful trip to Napa Valley. No children, just a cat that keeps them entertained. Valerie Dale White and her husband, Glenn, moved to York, Pa., in May. She is a reference librarian at the Penn State York campus and also conducts library instruction services. She is very happy to be closer to home after seven years in Texas.
✒ 1983 News of
Dawn Bullaro Stawiarski 47 Chestertown Rd. Sicklerville, NJ 08081 Jstawiarski@Omicron.com
✒ 1982 News of
Joanne Belletti Molle 618 Jamie Circle King of Prussia, PA 19406 Deajoa1@aol.com
From the Alumni House: Lori Vargo relocated from Philadelphia to become assistant director of field marketing at Rethinkinc in New York. She was married in September to Emerson Heffner. Eric Magill is a publisher of new online news, information and marketing service in Sussex County, Delaware. Marie Yanulus Calderoni has a new addition to her family as of December 13, 1999: Emma Rose Calderoni. Elena, 7, and Tony, 4, are quite proud of their new little sister. Carole Burkhardt is now living in Bethlehem with her husband, Eduardo Azatti, who works at Lehigh University. He also has a church job in Yardley, Pa. They had a baby girl in February, Micaela Marie. They have great neighbors—Greg and Anne Skutches ’78 and their three boys. Carole often sings with Kurt Anchorstar ’86 in recording sessions for Alfred Music and Warner Bros. Music (with Gwyneth Mitchell) performing new church music releases. In Palmerton, she works with Pam Strohl Storm ’89 and Jen Ramaly ’93. Susan Mowrer Benda graduated in May from Widener University with a doctorate in education.
Reunion May 18-19
Lynn Muschlitz LaBarre 651 Long Lane Road Walnutport, PA 18088
Tamera Boote Hatton 715 Pineview Lane North Wales, PA 19454
Paula Colizzo Lewinski 118 Springdale Lane Lansdale, PA 19446-3529 Pjlewinski@erols.com
✒ 1984 News of
Janet Gomes Feakes 18 Hamilton Ave Berkeley Heights, N.J. 07922 Jfeakes@home.com
From the Alumni House: Edward Stetz is married to Mary Ann Nowak. They moved to Mechanicsburg, Pa., in March after nearly 17 years in the Reading area. Employed by Erdman Anthony Consulting Engineers, Edward is the principal associate and marketing director. Mary Ann, M.S.W. from Marywood University is a licensed social worker. They have one child, Gregory, who is 21/2 years old.
✒ 1980 News of
Molly Donaldson Brown 1906 Wenner Street Allentown, PA 18103 Unsinkable@fast.net
By the time you read this, our 20th reunion will be several months behind us. Thanks to all the committee members who made it the success it was that weekend last May. Before I start with the individual updates, I wanted to share with you a little tidbit involving one of our classmates that happened at the very end of the weekend’s festivities. After the Sunday morning brunch at the Radisson Hotel Bethlehem, Deb Tisdale Cozen was heading to her car on the hotel’s parking deck. On the ground, she spotted a wad of money. The bills were not in a wallet, no one was around, and she could have easily walked away with the cash. In true Tis style, she headed back to the lobby and turned in the money. Upon checking in with the hotel the next day, Deb learned that the wad was reunited with its rightful owner. So, if that was your money, the good Samaritan was none other than our own Deb Tisdale Cozen. No wonder Leslie Kachure Scott volunteered to create our photo buttons—oops, somehow Cindy Crawford’s picture ended up in Leslie’s frame. Truth is, the resemblance is so uncanny that few of us even noticed the old switcheroo. Les says she had a grand time, felt like she “was in college again.” She added that the Reunions keep getting better and hopes for an even better turnout for our 25th. Congratulations to new Alumni Association president Candy Barr Heimbach ’79, who was part of our reunion committee. Also, thanks to Steve Vanya ’79 who was as enthusiastic and friendly as always. I am happy to report that Katy Farrell McDonald’s missing camera is now back with its owner. Katy hooked up with college buds Margi Ancmon Hawkins and Nina Richardson Daise and made a weekend of it, sharing a room at Jo Smith and a bunch of laughs. The three communicate nearly daily via e-mail and also started an e-mail bookclub. Katy e-mailed me after the reunion to tell me what a fabulous time the three of them had and that they plan on attending as many future reunions as possible. Katy came in from upstate New York, outside Binghamton, where she and her husband Chris live with their two teenagers, Cory, 16, and Logan, 15. Nina lives in Reading, Pa., with her husband Jeff and their two children, Alex, 10, and Victoria, 7. When the kids are in school, she works part-time at a local department store. Jeff works at PECO Energy. Cindy Flick Scanlon came in from Virginia for the party—a chance to spend some 24
quality time with her close friend, CAK, Cindy Knauf. Flickey, a former high school French teacher, is now a full-time “soccer, basketball and swimming mom” to three sons. Her husband Dave enjoys being a business entrepreneur running his own Internet-related marketing business after spending 19 years in the corporate world. CAK is living in Stowe, Vt., with her husband Ernie. The two are principals in their architecture and landscaping firm, Ruskey and Knauf Associates, Inc. Lisa Schwalier Rogers flew in from Boulder, Colorado—surpassing even Dr. Walter Hepp for traveling the farthest for the reunion. The weekend gave her the opportunity to catch up with Deb Tisdale Cozen—even though they manage to communicate daily via e-mails. Lisa is a real estate broker for ReMax. She and her husband Bruce have two daughters, Alison, 12, and Charlotte, 6. The Rogerses love to travel, favorite spots being Europe and China. The last time Judy Lovett Belaires was on campus (before the reunion) was back in 1982. It was great to see her and Gus again. After working many years as a buyer for a department store, Judy decided to stay home with her children, George, 11, and Stephanie, 9. She’s very busy volunteering at school and is on the board of the PTA there. She also assists with her daughter’s Brownie troop and son’s sports teams. Gus owns and operates ProFormance Fitness Equipment. We all got a kick out of hearing the name of Cindy Brown’s soulmate, Bob Black. They met at a Dream Come True benefit dance, fell in love and got married. At the wedding two years ago, they passed out brown and black jelly beans as favors. Bob is a firefighter for the city of Easton. Cindy Brown Black has been teaching since graduation. Up until last year, she was a math/special education teacher for juvenile delinquent boys. She is presently an emotional support teacher in the Bethlehem Area School District. Shari Miller Dunstan and husband Jim, as Bethlehem residents, didn’t have to travel far for our reunion. Shari works part-time as an information consultant at Guardian Life Insurance and is active in their church. Their daughter Kelsey is nine. Chuck Rongione, a mechanical engineer at ABB Instrumentation, is living in Blue Bell, Pa. Chuck reports (after running in last year’s New York City Marathon) that the favorite drink of OGO brothers is now Gatorade—and we have a picture to prove it. Cheryl Fratantuono Symanski and husband Ernie are parents to three children ranging in age from 3 to 9 and live in Watchung, N.J. Although Frat and Ernie are in the same field, they work for competitors: she as a senior flavor chemist at Roberts Flavors in Piscataway and he as a senior food technologist. They like to travel, collect antiques and
get involved with their children’s activities. Frat still finds the time to run 18 to 24 miles every week, play the piano and read. It was great to see her and Lisa Talamini McCulla at the reunion. Colleen Handlon Hendricks was able to get away for the Friday night Reunion BBQ, despite the fact that her children were just 1 and 21/2 at the time. Colleen is on leave from the Bethlehem Area School District where she was a teacher until the babies arrived. She and husband Paul, with Jonathan and Michelle, live in Coopersburg, Pa. My roomie, Julie Webster LaBarre, came with her husband Geoff for a stroll down Moravian Memory Lane. Another Phi Mu housemate, Kris Wellington Priore and her husband, Phil, joined us. At the Sunday Brunch, we were able to meet Julie and Geoff’s son and daughter, Tristan, 6, and Erin, 3. Back home in Gibsonia, near Pittsburgh, Julie is a home care social worker. Bryan Bachman is living in Fogelsville, Pa., and is the owner of Market America. Recently divorced, he is the father of two children: Payton, 6 and Madeline, 4. He is active in his church and involved in his children’s pastimes such as youth groups and choir, and coaches some sports. Eileen Bleiler Koller and her family live in York, Pa. There she and her husband are the owners/supervisors of the Robert F. Koller Funeral Home. Julia Cranford Folk lives in Thurmont, Md., where her husband is a pastor. She is a mental health case worker for the Department of Social Services of Frederick, Md. Another classmate coming from Virginia was Michelle Tillander. Since 1998, she has held the post of chair of the Visual Arts Department at the Governor’s School for the Arts at Old Dominion University in Norfolk. Andy Tanhauser resides in Nazareth, Pa., and is a senior analyst at Mack Trucks, Inc. In Fall 1999 he taught a computer literacy class at Moravian. Terry Sonn Smollinger also back on campus, pursuing the Moravian M.B.A., along with her husband Frederick ’82. Terry and Fred’s identical twin sons were featured on the back of the Fall 1999 edition of this magazine. After graduation, Terry worked for 12 years as an accountant, then switched careers to become a computer analyst. The Smollingers first lived in New Jersey, then Connecticut. Five years ago, they moved to Bethlehem. Hightstown, N.J., is where you’ll find Bob Scardina these days. He’s a computer operations manager at Merrill Lynch. He reports that he has been divorced since 1997 and is the father of “three beautiful children,” Bianca, 11, Anthony, 8, and Michael, 6. Even though classmate Gail Perry Olson knew she could not make the trip in from Illinois for the reunion, she volunteered to be
Class Notes on the committee anyway—just as she did for our 10th. Gail writes that her four sons are growing so quickly. Her youngest, Patrick, 10, has Down’s syndrome. Gail headed back to full-time work last year and reports that her life has been in whirlwind status ever since. Gail is a statewide trainer of early intervention providers who serve infants or toddlers who are deaf or blind. Gail sends congrats to her roommate Carol Mooney after reading the feature on Carol’s accomplishments in the magazine earlier this year. The two classmates also went to high school together in Washington, N.J. Gail was wondering what her other roommate, Terry Rosco ’79, is up to. Julie Sabo Ruane and her husband Joseph have been married 18 years and are the parents of Joshua, 15, Jessica, 12, and Jamie, 10. They recently had a four-bedroom home built in Bethlehem Township. Julie is the accountant for a local church. The Ruanes are able to get to campus often. In fact, the family uses the “ARC” to practice softball and baseball. Margaret Klopack married John Roncolato seven years ago. They live in Emmaus, Pa., with their son Anthony, 3, and are “slowly” renovating their home. Margaret is a physical therapist assistant at Holy Family Manor in Bethlehem. “I still play volleyball once a week and I run both to stay in shape and keep up with Anthony,” Margaret says. Jane Paluda relocated to Jericho, Vt., when she assumed her position as marketing manager at the University of Vermont. Her significant other (of almost 18 years) retired from the 9-to-5 routine to become a watercolor artist. His paintings have been shown at numerous exhibitions in the Burlington area. Betsy Scheibner MacNiven and her husband Brian have been living in the “Great White North” (Thunder Bay, Ont.) since 1983. Brian is from Canada and works in the pulp and paper industry there. Betsy is a medical technologist at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital. The two met while vacationing in Jamaica a year after our Moravian graduation. They have two daughters, Lesley, 9, and Kimberly, 3. Fishing is a family pastime for the MacNivens, who make the most of a lake cottage they purchased four years ago. Even in the winter, when the only access is by snowmobile, they use the cottage for ice fishing. Craig Kafafian is in sales at the Hammer Lithograph Corporation. He and his wife Linda have been married for 11 years and live in East Brunswick, N.J. They have a son, David, 9. Craig tries to fit in skiing, golf, football and biking, whenever he gets the chance. The Baeders, Nancy (Lorenzo), Keith ’79, and their three children Dan, 13, and twin girls Nicole and Michele, 10, live in Dublin, Ohio. Nancy works from home as a free-lance writer for clients that include Becton Dickinson and Wendy’s International. Keith is vice president of marketing at the Scotts
Company. The children’s sports and varied activities keep Nancy and Keith busy—and the Baeders have made golf a family affair. Here’s another golfing family: Robin Favreau Harley and her clan. She and husband Phil have enjoyed the sport occasionally with their friends. Recently, their children Caitlin, 9, and Brendan, 6, have shown an interest, too. But they need to move slowly, as Robin explains, “sometimes Brendan forgets that golf clubs are not weapons!” The Harleys live in Orwigsburg, Pa. Robin is a staff attorney for the Schuylkill County Courthouse. It would have been quite a haul for Beverley Scruggs to come to town for the reunion. She is currently teaching secondary English at the Ukarumpa International School in Papua New Guinea. Patti-Jo Schuchman Dolph could not make the reunion, but she sent along her best wishes. She and her husband Bill and two sons live in East Stroudsburg, Pa. Patti-Jo is a second grade teacher at the J.M. Hill School and Bill works for Zia Corporation, a company that produces calculation tools and trading systems. Patti-Jo writes that they “have been extremely busy trying to survive the teenage years” with both sons now in high school and concentrating on academics, sports, girls, etc. This just about wraps up the “reunion edition” of our column. It was a nice meaty one this time because so many of you made an effort to share updates. Thanks to all of you who attended some or all of the events and a big thank you to the committee people that helped with the calling and other duties, as well as the Alumni House staff who pulled it all together. Here are some more of our classmates (not mentioned above) who brought their smiles and stories to our reunion last May: Diane Godino Agosta, Jody Vinzant Rennie, John “Woody” Snyder, Janice Christofferson, Margaret Couch, Howard Dennis, Roberta Titus Edgar, Renee Sullivan James, Susan Mantegari Hill, Mike Steinberger as well as friends from other years.
From the Alumni House: Joseph J. Haggerty Jr. has been named a manager in Bethlehem Steel’s planning department. He is a member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Iron and Steel Engineers. He and his wife Karen live in Whitehall, Pa., with their two children.
✒ 1977 News of
Vince Pantalone 48 Half Street Hershey, PA 17033
From the Alumni House: Cathy Spallitta moved to Delray, Fla., in August 1997. She is a children’s librarian and soloist at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Reunion May 18-19 K. Dale Zusi Scolnick 55 Dyckman Place Basking Ridge, NJ 07920-1413
✒ 1975 News of
Carol Brown Dibley 21 Chandler Road Chatham, NJ 07928-1803
From the Alumni House: Elizabeth “Betty” Kovach was named a Woman of the Year by the Bethlehem YWCA. Betty has worked more than 15 years to guide and support battered women, to prevent and reduce domestic violence, and to educate the public on these issues. She has served as the president and secretary of Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley’s board of directors. She has also volunteered for the Bethlehem YMCA and Touchstone Theatre.
Steve Vanya 3119 Red Lawn Dr. Bethlehem, PA 18017
Cyndee Andreas Grifo 1207 Gulph Creek Dr. Radnor, PA 19087 Ecgrifo@gateway.net
From the Alumni House: Robert Meyer works with Bell Atlantic and is married with a 14 year old son.
✒ 1978 News of
Robin Tobman Lubin 5120 Chevy Chase Parkway Washington, DC 20008-2920
From Cyndee: I recently had lunch with Wendy Perry Hartung ’73 and Betsy Roll. Betsy is the wife of Tom Roll and she was able to update me on their life. They are living in Annandale, N.J. Tom is the owner of Round Valley Greenhouse, Inc. in Lebanon, N.J. Betsy has been teaching seventh grade math for the past few years. Their son Thomas was married last year.
Class Notes He is attending college and working in the accounting department at Binsky and Snyder. Their daughter Melissa graduated from Loyola College in Maryland. From the Alumni House: Thomas Rappolt is still working in the environmental engineering area as an expert in atmospheric dispersion. Currently President and CEO of Tracer ES&T, Inc., headquartered in north county San Diego, Calif. He and his wife Beth have two boys, 8 and 10.
✒ 1973 News of
Dennis Jones 614 Crestline Avenue Bethlehem, PA 18015-4204
John Madison 5749 Blue Grass Trail Coopersburg, PA 18036-1835 Constance M. Sokalsky 1441 Hillcrest Court #210 Camp Hill, PA 17011-8021 From the Alumni House: Howard Lubert is the senior manager of ebusiness consulting for Deloitte & Touche. John Madison is now working for Advanced Driver Training Services. He travels all over the country to conduct advanced driver training with large corporations.
Priscilla Barres Schueck 703 West Goepp Street Bethlehem, PA 18018
Denise Maday Greiner 309 High Street Catasauqua, PA 18032-1428
Beverly Papps Skeffington 25910 Stuckey Avenue S.W. Vashon, WA 98070 Skeffie@seanet.com
Ginny Swett Stanglein celebrated the mid-century mark with a dance party and the celebrating continued with another gathering of Phi Mu friends: Sue Collins Sillivan, Sandy Vedomsky Dech, Sue Holman Metz ’71 and Linda SomervilleHoving. Ginny has been working for the Social Security Administration in Bethlehem for the last two decades. Ginny’s son Nate graduated with honors from Choate Rosemary Prep in Wallingford, Conn., and was headed for Colby College in Maine in the fall. Nate’s sister is currently a high school junior. Their cousin Ged Bliwise, son of Glen Bliwise ’69 and Cherie, started at Moravian this fall. Matt Lang, son of Sharon and Tim Lang ’70, also started at Moravian this fall. Rev. Rod Saylor ’71 and Donnie are in still in Waverly, N.Y., and doing well. Their oldest son, Adam, just graduated from college. Their daughter Elizabeth is in college and the youngest, Katie, is home schooled. I need to hear from you, fellow Hounds! Otherwise it’s just gonna be about me and mine. Travel last spring to Cozumel and Grand Cayman (where we swam with sting rays!). Harp conferences on Long Island in June and Monterey, Calif., in July. Jacq’s now working for Crowley (since Arco was absorbed in a merge) and loving it. He sails only in the Puget Sound—no more winters in Alaska.
Reunion May 18-19
✒ 1969 News of
Wayne Beaver 15848 North Tenth Street Phoenix, AZ 85022-3143
From the Alumni House: Raymond L. Orth is an unemployment claims examiner at the Allentown Unemployment Service Center. Dr. Wayne Beaver has become clinical director of the Alhambra Behavior Health Treatment Facility which provides a variety of mental health services for inmates of the Arizona Department of Corrections. Wayne has also been promoted to colonel in the U.S. Air Force. His career has included duty for Desert Storm and serving at Luke and Edwards Air Force Bases from 1996 to 1998. Ginny Evans McIver is still teaching special education resources in West Warwick, R.I. She and her husband bought a house in Vermont last year and are spending lots of time there.
From Jill: I have earned a Ph.D. in metaphysical counseling from the University of Metaphysics International. I am a counselor and I work with the Bethlehem Tourism Authority to conduct walking ghost tours of the historic area. I write the scripts and act as hostess and authority on the paranormal. This is our third year. Last year, we actually had a real ghost. I have a web site, http://hometown.aol.com/ hauntedevents/my homepage/index.html. I am also the president and founder of the Foundation for the Investigation, Research and Education of Physic Phenomena, FIRE-psi. I have done investigations, given lectures and workshops, and tested people for ESP. I am registered with the Parapsychology Foundation speakers bureau. I am a member of the International Ghost Hunters Society. I wrote and published a book, A Parapsychology Primer, and a Ghostly Game which is sold at ghost tours. I have appeared on the radio talk show You Be the Detective as authority on psychic phenomena. I have studied western Shamanism and have given lectures and workshops. As an artist, I create shamanic art. I write a column about animal symbolism for a client’s quarterly newsletter. I am a grandmother of a boy and a girl. My son and daughter-in-law are teachers.
✒ 1967 News of
Marisue Brugler Easterly RD Box 3109 Saylorsburg, PA 18017
✒ 1966 News of
Fay Stover Iudicello 1659 Kirby Road McLean, VA 22101 Fax: 703 827-0431 firstname.lastname@example.org David Berg 3558 Brickwell Lane Pasadena, MD 21122 email@example.com
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William Horwath 22300 Maplewood Drive Southfield, MI 48034 Will@m-m-s.com
Jill Stefko 1107 W. Broad Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 Smokeytopaz1226@aol.com
From Will: Despite uncooperative airlines and rising prices at the pump, seventeen of us made the journey to Bethlehem, with and without hus-
Class Notes bands, wives, or friends. If you weren’t there you should have been. It was great talking with Russ Morgan about Mother Theresa and seeing Glenn Smith, Ron dePaolo ’64, Andy Semmel ’64, Sue Erskine Fretwell, and Carol Dixon Ashford again. From the Alumni House: Sue Fretwell writes, “Our 35th reunion was a real step back in time, especially being clustered with the classes of ’64 and ’66. After checking in to our dorm room on Friday, Carol Dixon Ashford and I gathered dormmate Ron de Paolo, still on crutches from his infamous fall last October, and the three of us headed to the barbecue tent on South Campus. The first people I recognized were Carol Rockovitz Leicht ’64 and hubby Bill Leicht ’63, who had come all the way from Arizona. Next we ran intoVivienne Aldersley ’66 and Dotty Gandy ’66 and proceeded to do some major catching up with them. Harry Dooley ’64 and Georgene Billiard Dooley ’63 joined us, eating, but we were all enjoying the wine, which came from John ’65 and Janice ’64 Whitfield Landis’s winery! Andy Semmel ’64 arrived from Washington, D.C., in time for the festivities. Will Horwath’s flight out of Detroit was cancelled due to weather, so he didn’t get in until Saturday evening. Ben Connor and his delightful wife added much enthusiasm to the gathering. We enjoyed a visit with Byron Waterman ’64 who is as upbeat and cheerful as I remember him from College Choir days. Bob Houser, who did an outstanding job of heading the reunion committee for us, was there with his wife, Sue, as were Rich Fad ’66, Arlie “Doc” Nagle, Fay Stover Iudicello ’66, Paul Riccardi, John Williams, Dave Berg ’66, Carol Apple ’64, Jacquie Tuckey Levy ’66, Glenn Smith, Mike Shoup, Rae Marie Wahl Unger, Carol Borrup Barber, and Rusty Morgan. Attending a nostalgic happy hour Saturday afternoon at the Brewery Tavern were Betsy Graef Barry ’64 and hubby Jim, Phil ’63 and Lynne Nafash Warnke ’64, Doug and Margie Wallace Wilkins ’64, Andy Semmel, Ron dePaolo, Carol Dixon Ashford, Karen Huff Osmun ’64, and myself. Carol and I also had a wonderful mini-reunion Saturday morning over breakfast with Marjie Thomas Singmaster and Dagny Scherbin Wrend.”
✒ 1964 News of
Judith Morecz Simpson 2532 Hepplewhite Drive York, PA 17404-1216
From the Alumni House: Sue Miller Erb took a “Luther Land” tour of Germany and Austria with a group of 28 from her church.
✒ 1963 News of
Bill Leicht 16819 N. 59th Place Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Fax: 602 493-1949 email@example.com
Flint ’64. One of my highlights for the weekend was having a long conversation with John Gehman, my professor for accounting and business. Sally Ann Deyser Reimer is working for former state representative Len Gruppo ’77. She mentioned that Genie Billiard Dooley, Angie Fresoli Houck, Joann Sydorak Schaffer, and Mary Ann Gehman Stoneback are enjoying retirement from the Bethlehem Area School District. Judy Freeman Santamaria retired from Moravian where she worked in the Financial Aid Office. Sandra Keunher Frable is working at the Radisson Hotel Bethlehem. Joan Raidline Wetmore and Phyllis Peters Facciano are teaching first grade in Bethlehem and are looking forward to retirement.
Gary Sandercock has now retired form Hexel Corp. He told me he and his wife Donna K. are planning to buy a business for the family. He couldn’t give the details but said it would probably cause them to move out of the Bay Area in California. Carol and I attended her ’64, ’65, ’66 Cluster Alumni Reunion in May and what a success it was, with a huge turn-out. At the risk of duplicating other class notes, I’d like to tell you about the many classmates we saw and/or talked with. Ron DePaolo ’64, Andy News of Semmel ’64, Sue Erskine Fretwell ’65, Carol Dixon Ashford ’65, Sue Miller ’64 and Karen Merr Trumbore Huff Osmun ’64 shared our table at the 1040 Ebenezer Church Road Friday night barbecue. Both Ron and Andy Rising Sun, MD 21911 are writers; Ron is a freelance living in New firstname.lastname@example.org Jersey and Andy writes legislation for Senator Emma Demuth Williams Lugar. One table included most of the Box 221 Moravian championship baseball team of Newfoundland, PA 18445 1965; Paul “Rick” Ricciardi, Arlie “Doc” Nagle and Andy Straka ’65 were joined by John Clark and John “Jabby” Williams. It was a pretty wild table with Jabby keeping Reunion May 18-19 everyone laughing at his non-stop stories. At the Saturday luncheon we were happy Sandra Kromer Jones to see Doug and Marge Wallace Wilkins and 9 Driftwood Drive Phil and Lynn Nafash Warnke, all from the Somerset, NJ 08873-1717 Class of 1964. Doug recently retired as principal of Mountain Lakes High School, but still coaches the football team. Marge is still teaching there. Phil and Lynn looked terrific. We shared our table with Harry ’64 and Genie ’63 Billiard Dooley, Rae Marie Wahl ’65, and Carol Borrup ’65. Harry, who has been a successful stock/ investment broker for many years, gave me a few financial tips! Later that day it was great to run into John Landis ’65 and Bob Lecher ’64. They jokingly said they spend time together stomping grapes at John’s winery. It was nice to see Ben Connor and Carol Dixon Ashford ’65, Dottie Gandy Rolf ’66, and Vivienne Aldersley Wardian ’66 meet for the 1964, 1965, 1966 cluster reunion at the Alumni Greta Zoe Ziegler Welcome Back Barbecue, May 19, 2000. Photo: Gregory M. Fota ’69.
✒ 1962 ✹ 1961
✒ 1960 News of
Jane Ziegenfus Hamill 237 Thorn Street Swickley, PA 15143
From the Alumni House: Ronald J. Fradeneck’s granddaughter, Colleen Shields, entered Moravian as a freshman in Fall 2000. Harriet Peters Williamson and her husband went on a 23-day South American trip that included an 18-day cruise aboard the Norwegian Crown. In Buenos Aires they toured by day and watched tango by night. Tours in Rio de Janiero were supplemented by nightly samba shows. In our last issue, we printed an update on L. Dale Stewart Taylor and gave her last name incorrectly. We apologize for the error.
✒ 1959 News of
Kathy Werst Detwiler 1383 North Allen Street State College, PA 16803 email@example.com
Alumni Weekend ’00 was a celebration for our class; our Gus Rampone received the 2000 Medallion of Merit. Gus has enthusiastically chaired our reunions for fifteen years. In addition to his Alumni Board membership since 1996, he is also a member of the executive committee of the Blue and Grey Club. The presentation to Gus provided the impetus for many classmates to return to Moravian. Nan Gingher sent her best wishes. She shares thoughts: her “retirement” lifestyle is not what she expected; having fun has become very important. Her high energy stays with her through the occasional bouts with fatigue. Nan has become passionate about animal rights, care for the elderly, anything about quilting and flower gardening, protecting Mother Earth. Thanks to Charles Rush for his e-mail. Charlie lives in Bethlehem and does an exercise class with his daughter, Patricia Gombocz ’74. Another e-mail arrived from Bill Grahill in Florida. He and Nancy are still arguing whether all three grandchildren look like Bill!
✒ 1958 News of
F. Jarrett (“Dee”) DeJulio (Bennie Bennett) P.O. Box 607 Dover, NJ 07802-0607
I received some nice letters from “Kitty” Miller ’34 and Cornelia Schlotter ’57 after my ’58 winter class notes. Many thanks. Daily living with challenges, diverse and creative projects keep me going despite an incurable back condition which makes my walking limited. I continue to do restoration and refinishing of wood items for clients. This will be my 11th year of September county competition of vegetable and flower gardening. My eldest son, Bart Askera, has his own projects and does smaller inside property work. Ken DeJulio, my younger son, continues to have a side business/hobby repairing, restoring and building fishing rods. From the Alumni House: Community volunteer Jane Adams Gottwald was one of almost 250 delegates to AARP’s biennial convention in Orlando, Fla. Jane, who serves as chapter vice president, participated in the association’s business sessions and the election of new members of the all-volunteer AARP Board of Directors.
Muhlenberg High to coach track for 23 years, winning 107 dual meets and the 1973 District 3 title. He also coached at Kutztown University. He initiated the Berks winter track program, organized the Reading-Berks Track Club, and served as president of the Berks County Track and Field Coaches Association. Bill ’57 and Ruth Salabsky Cornwell ’58 recently spent a week with Earl and JoAnn Tombler Houser ’56 at their timeshare in Williamsburg, Va. The Cornwells spent the month of August in the Northwest visiting their oldest son Charles and his family in Spokane, Wash.; then traveled to Penbrook, Pa., for Bill’s 50th school reunion on September 17 and took an Eastern Caribbean cruise in early November. Both are doing fine and have just about completed refurbishing their kitchen, dining room, and living room. Gordon Sommers was appointed to the board of directors of the Center City Ministries. He is active in the Bach Choir, the YMCA board of directors, the zoning board and the Lehigh Valley Partnership.
Reunion May 18-19
Pearl Stein 3 Tulip Court Marlton, NJ 08053-5542
Robert Gray 3190 Pheasant Drive Northampton, PA 18067-9768
Art Juris ’58 called me from Hilton Head, S.C., where he and his wife have retired after working and living in New Jersey. Although Art is not a golfer, he enjoys fishing in this beautiful setting. Art’s three children are married. His daughter and her family and one son and family live in Bucks County, Pa. The other son and family live in Maine. Cornelia Schlotter attended the Founder’s Day Weekend with Janis Byram Cook ’54. Helen Desh Woodbridge ’54 invited them to a breakfast at her home and had an opportunity to catch up on news from Dottie Ruyak ’54, Anne Enright ’52, Bev Bell ’56, Shirley Bek Dutt ’54, Joan Landrock Schlegel ’55, Renee Johnson Dragotta ’56, and Meridian West Fulton ’56. Cornelia saw Pat Miller Helfrich ’57 and Carl Ackerman ’57, who participated in the Founder’s Day service. During the week of July 4, I visited Vermont. I was fortunate to spend a day with Karen Johnson Berry and Harold Berry. We visited a marble works and restored castle near their home in Pawlet. From the Alumni House: Barret Oxenreider was inducted into the Berks County chapter of the Pennsylvania Hall of Fame in recognition of his achievements in high school track, in college track and football, and for football in the military. After helping to start the track program at Schuykill Valley High in 1961, he returned to
Pauline Ritter Benner 20 Vail Drive Hanover, PA 17331
✒ 1955 News of
Helen Varady Keyser 2038 Kemmerer Street Bethlehem, PA 18018
Joan Landrock Schlegel, who manned the phones to raise interest in our 45th reunion, brings us the following news: “Chris Lutton Anderson recently lost her husband; Dorothy Schank Irre who was widowed five years ago is busy taking care of her sick mother; Donald Guman was vacationing in Ireland; Maximillian Braune visits New Zealand and Germany each year. I enjoyed lengthy chats with Carl Amick, Jim Dever, Bernie Gawley, and Mike Lutkus. Only four members attended our 45th reunion—Rose Mandic Donchez, Helen Varady Keyser, yours truly, and George Warfield. George is a retiree of Allied Chemical where he was a research chemist. Although few in number we had a great time. I’m hoping that more of our class members will make it to our 50th.” John and I attended the barbecue under the tent at the Church Street Campus on
Class Notes Friday evening. With us at our table were Joan Landrock and Wallace Schlegel, Helen Desh Woodbridge ’54, Beverly Bell ’56. I also met Janis Byram Cook ’54 and Cornelia Schlotter ’57. On Saturday we enjoyed the reunion luncheon in Johnston Hall. At our table were Mary Pongracz ’52, Prof. Winfred Kohls of the Moravian faculty and wife Josephine Falco Kohls ’56, Polly Rayner ’53, Pat Miller Helfrich ’57, Joan Landrock Schlegel and myself. Gus Rampone ’59 was the Medallion of Merit Recipient. Joan Landrock Schlegel, Rose Mandic Donchez, and I had lunch with Anne Collins Frey ’55 at the Minsi Trail Inn. Anne retired as a parish secretary from Notre Dame Church in Bethlehem. Anne’s late husband, Dick Frey, was a member of the class of 1961. At present Anne is a food critic for the Lehigh Valley Magazine. Anne talked to Don Guman shortly before our lunch. He had just come back from a golfing trip to Ireland, and was getting ready for a golf tournament at the Silver Creek Country Club, the former Bethlehem Steel Club. Don has retired from Beyer-Barber Co. in Allentown. He and Betty are enjoying their 11 grandchildren. I talked to Nancy Zeleski Frantz in Hollywood, Fla. She had dinner with Margaret Czpoth Underwood and husband Eugene in April. Nancy said Margaret asked about everyone and is very involved in getting used to her new surroundings in Costa Rica. I received a letter from Gladys Smith Winkelman ’53, who wrote that they had such a late spring and thought the snow would never melt in Spirit Lake, Idaho. Husband Howie gives presentations on honey bees to civic groups about their benefits and the threats to their existence. I had a lovely note from Helen Desh Woodbridge ’54. She and Cas were going to attend one of Dr. Ornish’s seminars near Pittsburgh. A big event for us was “the Spirit of Bethlehem,” an ethnic festival organized by Tom Kwiatek ’73. John and I were in a “mock” Slovenian wedding in costume and were part of the little Slovenian choir directed by Mary Pongracz ’52. I received a card and note from Sue Ann Henkelman Fortney Sec. ’53. Sorry to learn of the passing away of her mother.
✒ 1954 News of
Helen Desh Woodbridge 3574 Browning Lane Bethlehem, PA 18017
The first weekend in April Anne Enright had a great time with Dorothy Ruyak in Baltimore, where they viewed the special exhibit, “Scythian Gold: Treasures from An-
Versatility on Wheels I finally caught up with Donald Cohen ’52 on his 45th wedding anniversary. We arranged a better time to talk and he and his wife Judy took off for the lights fantastic in Ft. Worth, Tex., to enjoy an evening dining out with friends in celebration. As an undergrad, Don was a three-letter man as team manager for the football, basketball and baseball teams. He credits reaching 48 years after graduation relatively unscathed to Coach Larry Rossotto who convinced him he could do more as manager than getting banged up on the gridiron. I asked him plenty of questions about Moravian and he came back to time and again the fact that it was a small school and students were able to do any extracurricular they set their hearts on. He Above, one of participated in the glee club, he partook in the athletics Don’s Comenian at the college, he was an OGO brother, keeper of the cartoons; and at resident greyhound, he was the junior and senior prom right, Don chairman, a member of the student senate and he was disguised as a the weekly cartoonist for the Comenian. All that and he famous bicyclist. got into one of the top medical schools in the country, the University of Pennsylvania. I asked if he had a mentor at Moravian. He responded that biology professor Kenneth Bergstresser gave him some sound direction while at Moravian. Through Mr. Bergstresser and a number of doctors he studied under as an intern, he learned the best preparation he could gain prior to med school was to study liberal arts. They stressed that he would get more than enough science classes while in med school, that he should take advantage of the varied degree he could earn from Moravian. With this in mind, he became a literature major and enjoyed many years under the tutelage of Lloyd Burkhardt. I asked if he had any one outstanding memory of Moravian. He replied that he had so many, but that he thought the size of the school made it so special, even Dr. Haupert was able to have all the students to his house for a gathering. Don is a pathologist. He was torn between becoming an ob/gyn or a pathologist and discovered while serving in the army based in Germany that latter would be the route for him. He did his residency at the Mayo Clinic settling in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area to practice for the next 30+ years. Retirement is not an option he’s considering at this time. Working keeps him active and in touch. He enjoys bicycling and has taken eight biking trips overseas. He also enjoys photography. He provided the photos for his wife Judy’s book, Cowtown Modern, a study of art deco in Ft. Worth. —Jessica V. Dunlap ’80 cient Ukraine,” at the Walters Art Gallery. Then Anne visited with her sister, Teresa Enright Eliezer ’49 and her husband, David, in Leesburg, Va. Five from the class of ’54 attended the Founder’s Day events on May 19: Jan B. Cook, Shirley B. Dutt, Lois Lutz Geehr, Dottie Ruyak, and Helen Woodbridge. Pat Nebinger was disappointed that her plans to attend had to be changed. With Lois were her two sisters, Sally and Marty, from Arizona, paying their first visit since student days. Jan arrived in town Thursday with Corny Schlotter ’57 and both had breakfast at Helen’s next morning before going to the reception at the President’s House. With last year’s 45th still in mind, we five classmates donned our MCW gold sashes at the reception, where we were all greeted by Shirley and Bev Bell ’56. Hostess Pam Rokke commented on the sashes. Pat Helfrich ’57, a former alumni director, joined the conversation and told us how her interest in Countess Benigna
resulted in the first MCW Founder’s Day in 1981. The lovefeast that followed the reception included singing, special music, bun and coffee, and a talk by Rosalind Remer of Moravian’s History Department. Her topic was “A Romance from Early Days of the Ladies Seminary at Bethlehem,” the story of Jane Armat, an early 19th-century alumna of the Young Ladies’ Seminary. Lois and her sisters were among the seven at our lunch table. After a year or so at Moravian, Marty (Martha Lutz Samuels ’50) married and lived in Allentown where she taught voice and did solo work. Her class celebrated its 50th this year, and Lois took the opportunity to encourage her to return. Jan and Corny attended the Friday evening barbecue under the big tent where Helen was at a table with Joan Landrock Schlegel and Wally, Helen Varady Keyser ’55 and John. Dottie accepted a full-time temporary job for the summer. She was senior services coor29
Class Notes dinator for two low-income senior residents. She found it interesting and challenging. Dale Pharo enjoys gardening and shared some of his time as a volunteer at St. Lukes Hospital. Elynor Fishel Rights’ husband Rev. Burton Rights passed away on March 2, 2000. He was a bishop in the Moravian Church and received his M.Div. from the Seminary in ’55 and an honorary doctorate of divinity in ’78.
✒ 1953 News of
Charlie Hasenecz 3940 Washington Street Bethlehem, PA 18020 Mundahas@aol.com
E. Allen Schultz 931 San Carlos Avenue, N.E. St. Petersburg, FL 33702 From the Alumni House: We are saddened to report the death of class correspondent Marilyn Nuss Landon. She passed away on January 15, 2000.
✒ 1952 News of
Gloria Parkhill PO Box 214 Stockertown, PA 18083-0214
Reunion May 18-19 Andy Jasso 35 W. Greenwich Street Bethlehem, PA 18018-2439 Carol Buechner McMullen 9 Magnolia Ave. Montvale, NJ 07645 From Andy: A group of friends and associates of Michael Loupos are in the process of setting up a memorial scholarship fund to honor his career in education and local government. Each year, a graduate of Liberty High School, Mike’s alma mater, who plans to enter elementary school teaching will receive a cash award to help defray college expenses. Our graduation year is long gone and our 50th reunion is not far off. Our class has not been too zealous in corresponding. I would like to hear from everyone. Just to say hello, what you are doing, and whether you planning ahead for the 2001 reunion. From Carol: I was saddened to learn that Harold Scholl, husband of June Shafer Scholl, died on Janu-
ary 22, 2000. I visited Moravian on Founder’s Day, May 19, where I met June, Fern Bachman Koplin, Jane Kincaid Missimer, and Janet Fabian Andre. We enjoyed our day’s activities, especially the very interesting and well presented history of a long-ago student of the Ladies’ Seminary in Bethlehem. A couple of weeks after Founder’s Day I met Jane Missimer again as our husbands celebrated their 50th reunion at Lehigh. We noted that our class of 1951 will reach that milestone next June. In the meantime, here are some of the places our world-traveling classmates have been visiting. Byrdie Loveless Jackson, her daughter Chris Jackson Gratz ’71, and Margaret Loveless Browne ’47 were part of a group of 350 visitors to Kunming, China. The occasion was the dedication of a special memorial to the Sino-American veterans of World War II. The group also visited Chengdu, Xian, and Beijing. Among the trip’s highlights were: pandas, the Stone Forest, the famous terracotta army figures, the Imperial Palace, Tiananmen Square, and the Great Wall. June Scholl toured Scotland and England to see her granddaughter Amy and the Liberty High School Grenadier Band parade in Edinburgh and London. Amy is a bagpiper with the band. Between parades, June had some time for some sightseeing and a visit with her pen pal in England. Nancy Oplinger Dover and Ed recently returned from a month in Maui having enjoyed warm days on the beach, a calm ocean, snorkeling, and hikes with Mauna Ala hiking club. Ed somehow found time to complete a screenplay of his book, The Long Way Home, and is hoping to find a producer.
✒ 1950 News of
Bob Scholl P.O. Box 5083 Bethlehem, PA 18015
From Bob: We had a wonderful reunion in May and homecoming in October. Look for news in the next issue of the magazine. From the Alumni House: Len Zatz had his cancerous left kidney removed at Lankenau Hospital in April. Frances Hoops wrote that she remembers many good times at Moravian. A lot of little miracles made it possible for her to attend Moravian. She received a scholarship via Wilson High School as salutatorian of the class of ’46. She got a work scholarship via a pathologist whose lab she worked in after school and in the summer during high school. She also lived with a Bethlehem Steel executive and took care of three boys in return for
living quarters. She married a Lehigh pre-med student and they have had 48 years together. He suffered a stroke in 1995 but has done well. They attended her husband’s 50th reunion at Lehigh in June. Mary Mudri Foglia co-chaired the 1950 Women reunion. She wrote to tell us the turnout for the event. “The attendees were Norma Chambers Lewis, Deloris Ashcroft Wallace, Irma Hemminger Kauffman, Grace Redcay Georgiadis, Mary Stocker Jones and husband Bill, Jane Edgar Fisher, Lois Brunner Bastian and husband Ed, Barbara Campbell Dunbar, Ruth Hershour Taylor and husband Bob, Martha Lutz Samuels, Barbara Siegfried Kilpatrick and husband Bill, and Mary Mudri Foglia. A very enjoyable time was had by all. Everyone looks wonderful and has not changed much in 50 years. “Mary Stocker Jones received a watercolor of ‘The Belfry’ done by Irma Hemminger Kauffman for having come the farthest distance. Jane Edgar Fisher, who was Yum-Yum in The Mikado, done in conjunction with Lehigh in 1948, reminisced with her NankiPoo, Bob Taylor (Ruth’s husband). “We all reminisced about our days at MCW, our teachers, Dean Stauffer, Dr. Cooley and the Christmas candelight services in the Chapel, Dr. Shields and Ramona Baker at the big organ. “We all expressed our gratitude to Moravian for having given us the tools to succeed in life, and we’d like to express our thanks now for the wonderful weekend and gifts the College gave to us that weekend.”
✒ 1949 News of
Faye Werley Jurden Oak Lane Manor 1113 Parkside Drive Wilmington, DE 19803 Thomas F. Keim 335 Spring St. Bethlehem, PA 18018 William H. Woods 3032 Coplay Lane Whitehall, PA 18052
From Tom: Robert Patrick Linderman Frick has received the St. James School Alumni Award and was named Alumnus of the Year by the Maryland School. Those that attended Alumni Weekend 2000 festivities were Charles Barner, Pat McArdle, and yours truly. It was good to see a few of our classmates. We missed the rest of you. Please make a note for Alumni Weekend 2001, May 18 and 19. We would like to see everyone if you can make it.
✒ 1948 News of
Marion Schmidt Heacock 407 East Fairview Street Bethlehem, PA 18018
From the Alumni House: Lucy Homig Hilder’s husband, Dave Hilder, has established a scholarship in memory of his wife. English majors who intend to pursue a career in education will be given preference in the awarding of this scholarship.
✒ 1947 News of
June Urffer Moyer 27012 Aldeano Drive Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Ruth Zehner Pope celebrated five years breast- and lung-cancer-free. Early in 2000 Ruth and Bob took a trip to Thailand and Singapore; Bangkok for a week, a six-day cruise on a square-rigged sailboat, and four days in Singapore. “Thailand is a gorgeous country filled with flowers, great food, lovely people, and heat and humidity.” In early June they took a trip to Paris with her daughter Amy. They then went to Nice for one week, took a river cruise up the Rhône, transferred to a T6V and traveled from Dijon to Paris for four days, rented a car and drove through the countryside. Then to Picardy for ten days to see roses. Then back to Quakertown, Pa., to settle in for the winter. M. J. Grider Spangenthal enjoyed a vacation in Rome. She is still involved with child care as the public policy chairperson for the National Association of the Education of the Young Child Virginia Affiliate. She also enjoys volunteering a few hours in the education and horticulture departments of the Lewis Ginter Botannical Gardens. Lorry Zoschack Kelly is keeping busy taking care of her 36-year-old house. Trying to get dependable help to repair is as difficult as pulling the proverbial hen’s teeth. Lorry has two sons and two grandchildren. Dorothy Reiman Horn has lived in Agana, Guam, for forty years. She says life there is exciting and busy. Dorothy critiques restaurants weekly for the paper as well as the radio. Last year she put out a Filipino edition of her cookbook and it was a big success “as the island has over 40,000 Filipinos (not counting the illegal aliens hiding in the bush.) The Guamanian book, which I did in Japanese as well, as we get over a million Japanese tourists a year, has sold over 190,000.” Flying to Hong Kong and Saipan to review hotel
restaurants is always fun. Presently Dorothy is working on a new cookbook, I Know Where the Kitchen Is but I Don’t Know How to Use It, for single men who don’t know how to cook. Dorothy says she lives in a world of red. All her dresses are red, her kitchen is red, and she drives a red El Dorado. Even her stationery is red. Peg Loveless Browne is enjoying her retirement. Peg says she works hard to keep fit. She walks twice a day and goes to a tone class at the Y three times a week. “All this exercise plus consistent efforts to eat right enabled me to climb the Great Wall of China this spring. I was gone for two weeks, and I went with a group of 350 which included the WWII pilots and crews who flew the Hump from Burma to China. The dedication of a monument to the group was a moving experience.” Reen Iredell Cutler and Bill were also with the group. Helen Kanusky Canfield wrote that Don suffered a second heart attack February 6, 2000, on the tennis court. Ten years ago his first one occurred on the shuffleboard court in Florida. Both times he was fortunate to get away with angioplasty and by spring he was back on the tennis court. The Canfields spent March in Florida, followed by a visit to five grandchildren in California and two in New Hampshire. Helen attended the Founder’s Day celebration, and she mentioned the wonderful speaker, Rosalind Reimer, associate professor of history at Moravian. At our 57th Allentown High School reunion luncheon in June, Bob and I sat with Marjorie Coleman Silverberg and Phyllis Rose Iacocca ’45. Both gals look great. Marj reported that her daughter, who is a doctor, is expecting her third baby. Ann Brown (sister of Gakie Brown ’45), also a member of our high school class, is married to Caroline Iobst Fry’s brother. I learned from him that Caroline died two years ago. She had lived in Red Hill, Pa. Despite all my cards we never got news from Caroline. I also learned that Lucy Romig Hilder ’48 died in February. Lucy’s brother, Bruce Romig, is our high school president. Bob and I enjoyed the month of June at our cottage in Pennsylvania. We spent four wonderful days with our David in Virginia. David has gone into the construction business for himself, and he is studying philosophy and theology at James Madison University. So we still only have one kid on the east coast, and Kathie is in Irvine, Calif. We’re all finding, at this age, that people and addresses are being rearranged. That’s life, but it sounds like our class is keeping on the move. So let’s keep going. It’s hard to hit a moving target. Thanks for the news, gals. You all said, “We can’t let ’47 fade from the magazine,” so I’ll be expecting to hear from more of you.
Reunion May 18-19 Martha Miexell Danner 10 Lynbrook Drive Lambertville, NJ 08530-3007 Ada Zellner Flower 834 Hilltop Road Oyster Bay, NY 11771 Ileen Whitehead Birnbuam 4167 Green Pond Road Bethlehem, PA 18017 From Ileen: Jean Mandell Litow traveled with husband Litman to Pennsylvania to visit friends and family where she lived for many years. Jean and Litman were planning a summer vacation in Alaska by way of a beautiful cruise. Dave and I had a great trip in Norway, cruising those beautiful fjords. We were baptized by Neptune when we crossed the Arctic Circle. In the summertime we enjoyed camping in Virginia. While we were visiting our older grandson Doug who is in the Coast Guard, our grandson, Adam, graduated from high school and there was a fun party at his home in New York. Please, ’46 M.C. secretarial grads, let us hear from you, do want to know how you are and what you are doing!
✒ 1945 News of
Jane Smith Ebelhare 805 Buckeye Street Ft. Collins, CO 80524
Congratulations to everyone responsible for making Moravian College Alumni Weekend 2000 such a success—from those in the alumni office to all of the volunteer groups. Since I had enjoyed our 50th reunion so much, I thought that this 55th might be an anticlimax, but it was every bit as enjoyable. Our committee for the class of 1945 was composed of Janet Moyer Paulus (chairperson), Ann Bachert, Jackie Haas Bauder, Gloria Gatley Chipman, Florence Drebert Fritts, and Phyllis Rose Iacocca. In her recent letter to me, Janet said how much she appreciated all the help she received from this group — Florence, Jackie, and Ann on the “home front,” the suggestion for our class theme and the props and the slogans needed for our “parade performance” which Gloria and husband, Frank, supplied, plus the efforts of those who helped with phone calls and letters. The young ladies of the class of ’45 who made it to this get-together were Ann Bachert, Florence Drebert Fritts, Janet Moyer Paulus, Lillian Stefko Schaedler, Gloria
Class Notes Gately Chipman, Beryl Harrison, Jackie Haas Bauder, and myself. The Founder’s Day luncheon in the Clewell Hall dining room gave us an opportunity to really get together and talk, an activity which seems to come easily to us. That afternoon, Jackie Haas Bauder kindly took Andy and me for a tour of the Widow’s House. Even the pouring rain didn’t seem to significantly dampen our spirits that evening at the barbecue, fortunately held in a tent on the Church Street Campus lawn. After the 50+ Club breakfast on Saturday morning, our group retired to our assigned room to prepare ourselves for the parade. Bertie Francis Knisely ’69 and her staff had expended much time and effort to make this a real parade traversing Monocacy Street, Locust Street, Main Street, Fairview Street, New Street, and back to Locust. However, it was still raining too heavily so the plans had to be changed. We, being members of the “Greatest Generation,” donned our signs and held our placards telling of the war years, with the lack of gasoline, meat, eggs, butter and especially men. Then we advanced for our parade march from the Haupert Union Building all the way across the street to Johnston Hall. Since we were a little short of personnel, we pressed Frank Chipman and Andy Ebelhare into service carrying the war years signs. Janet Moyer Paulus has proposed that we might as well make these two honorary members of the class of ’45, since they are extremely useful at times. Eleanor Beidelman Kline always has some interesting news. Her aunt celebrated her 100th birthday in July, and the family was having a party and card shower for her. Eleanor’s grandson started high school this fall. He is the surviving member of premature twins but is now 5'11" tall and towers over his mother and grandmother. Eleanor stays busy with church work and community projects. She is the chairperson of the group which selects the “yard of the month” during the summer and the best decorated home in the Christmas season. Dorothy Stump Lied was on summer break from her volunteer effort of reading to kindergartners who need some special attention. Her only grandson was married on May 20, and her granddaughter, who majors in cello performance at Carnegie Mellon University, provided all of the music with a piano accompanist. Jackie Scout McGiffert has been dividing her time between the house on Flathead Lake, Mont., and her home in Missoula. She attended a jazz festival in Missoula in June and said there was great Dixieland and ’40s music. After the reunion, Andy and I visited our remaining relatives in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Then instead of taking the usual superhighways back home, we did something that Andy has wanted to do for ages. We 32
picked up old U.S. Route 30 east of Lancaster, Pa., and came all the way to Cheyenne, Wyo., on it. It was worth the extra time to go through all those wonderful old towns.
✒ 1944 News of
Jane Shirer 6447 Overbrook Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19151
Herm and Beth Butterfield Marthaler stayed in Arizona for Christmas 1999 enjoying visits from Beth’s son and daughter. Jim and Mary Lou Patton Phillips went to two Elderhostels last year. They drove to New Orleans and visited Jim’s sisters in Atlanta. Then they did a Columbia and Snake Rivers boat trip. In October ’99 Marie Hekimian Alberian and her sister were on a tour of Israel and Jordan with friends from Ocean Grove. The leader was a Biblical archeologist who took them to many areas in Galilee not usually included in tours. Pauline White was in the Poconos with her sister’s family last summer and took day trips to Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Doris Minnick Kuchar did a New York City Christmas trip with a friend who had lived in Japan for several years. They saw the sights, went to Japanese shops, and attended a concert at the library. Her two daughters and their families came for the holidays. Mary Inscho is still happy to be in Florida. She volunteers at the public library processing new books and at her church library as well. Her brother came for a visit during baseball spring training and they had good times at the games. Lucia Magill Weidknecht loves her new home in Maine. She is in demand by her grandchildren who want her to come to all their sports events and other school activities. Rheta Adams Weidenbacker is holding her own with the breathing problems; she is ably aided by Bob. I have been dealing with a herniated lumbar disc which is beginning to improve.
✒ 1943 News of
Margaret L. Albright 129 North 11th Street Allentown, PA 18102
June Bright Reese 22 East Washington Avenue Bethlehem, PA 18018 From Margaret: Betty Desh Johnson and I attended the 55th reunion for the ’45 class. It was nice to
see the girls again. Despite the rainy weather everyone had a good time. Had a nice letter from Doreen Coburn Walters sending her regrets. Her youngest daughter was expecting her second child around the same time as Alumni Weekend. She felt she should be home near her. Within the last two years the Walters moved to a larger house. Doreen says Don has plenty of outside work to keep busy but he enjoys it. In their spare time they take cruises, they were in the Caribbean and Europe a few times. They expect to celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on a cruise. She updated me on her family. Her son Rick is in St. Louis, Gary is in Wisconsin, and Don is in Arizona. Her two daughters, Pam and Marcia, live nearby in Sarasota. It is with sadness that I have to report that Stacey Kerrigan Frigo died peacefully at her home on May 18, 2000. She had suffered from lung cancer which she courageously fought for nearly a year. She is survived by her husband, two sons, and a daughter. We extend our deepest sympathy to her entire family. From June: Several of our classmates from the college class of 1943 and the secretarial class of 1941 had a nice luncheon at the Aspen Inn. Bertie Knisely ’69, director of alumni relations, and Jeanne Guaraldo ’69, president of the Alumni Association, were also present and spoke of plans to make a permanent record of some of the activities and remembrances of the Women’s College. They requested our help and participation on this project. Alumni Weekend in May was well planned and it was a good time to renew some acquaintances. Founder’s Day gave those of us who attended an opportunity to relive some of the memories of college days at the South Campus, not withstanding the pouring rain. The Friday night barbecue and Saturday events, including an indoor parade, were likewise enjoyable. Our class is still mobile. In a letter from Doris Roemer Pardee ’41 Sec., she said that she, her husband Bob, and their daughter and son would travel east in July for a family reunion. When they returned home, they would be preparing to move into a retirement facility. Margaret Terr Willey spent some time in Houston, bonding with her daughter and new granddaughter. Betty Adams Roach and husband Jack spent time in Florida and California. Bill and I spent our usual five months on Marco Island, Fla. “Macky” Sortell Kerrigan, daughter Sue, and two friends were planning to sail to Nova Scotia in July. Marian Carty Durkee ’41 Sec. planned to attend an Elderhostel in Oregon. A most interesting letter written by Louise Rothenberger Watt was referred to me by “Macky” Kerrigan. Louise writes: “ Here is a
Class Notes bit of Moravian history in regard to Canada. As shown on our TV last winter, movies were taken by air across Canada from the east coast to the west coast. There is a protected National park “up north,” meaning near or above the Arctic Circle, where the film was made. Just beyond the park, the film commentator called attention to an abandoned derelict outpost, which he said had been a Moravian settlement. In addition to snow and rock, for a moment, I saw some broken-down buildings. This called to my mind a nurse friend who worked at Fort Good Hope, near the Arctic Circle. She came to Ottawa on business and brought a Catholic missal along for me to take to the National Archives of Canada here in Ottawa. They want to have every Canadian book written filed there. This book was written in the Eskimo language. Before that it was only spoken. It looked like Greek. I was amazed that those missionaries endured the weather and remoteness there long ago. Out of curiosity, I looked in the Ottawa phone directory for a Moravian Church in town. There was none listed.” It is with sadness that we report death of one of our class members. Gertrude “Trudy” Randolph Starner passed away during the winter of 2000. Janet Outten Amos’s husband Richard, a Moravian pastor for many years, has died since our last writing, as did Joan, daughter of Marie Fehr Goodyear and Jack. The class extends deep sympathy to each of these families.
✒ 1942 News of
Mary Kuehl Concevitch 1036 Center Street Bethlehem, PA 18018
The sympathy of the class is extended to the family of Gretchen Wunder Ewing, who died in March 2000. Her sister, Phyllis Sieger, was in the class of 1943. Nine members of our class attended Founder’s Day events last May.
Reunion May 18-19 Ruth Hemmerly Kelly 30 West Market Street Bethlehem, PA 18018
I have very little news to report this time. Many of our classmates seem to have cut back on traveling, driving, weddings, new grandchildren, and things that make news. Who wants to hear about ailments? But we do have some travelers. Mike and Ruth Overfield Fidorack went to the Ukraine for another boat trip on the river.
“To Infinity and Beyond” “To infinity and beyond” quotes Buzz Lightyear, but it could easily be adopted by Ruth Overfield Fidorack ’41 and her husband Mike. They have traveled over a million miles visiting over 175 countries, including 18 trips to Russia. To prepare for her trips Ruth took a course in Russian at Moravian. She didn’t become fluent, but she did learn the Cyrillic alphabet so she could make out signs. Mike grew up hearing Russian, so between her reading and his talking, they got around. Ruth is spunky, enthusiastic, and has a good memory for detail to recount ten visits to China, six trips to Munich, and four trips to Vietnam. Among their myriad trips they also traveled to Castro’s Cuba and mysterious places like Mongolia, Pakistan, and Bahrain. Ruth’s house is a potpourri of artifacts, including an ornately decorated camel bone box, as well as crystal and porcelain from Ireland to India to Venice. A “contraband” Russian icon hangs by the fireplace: Ruth’s prize collection of black lacquer Russian boxes is kept in a special display cabinet. Mike, who loves working with wood and leather, has- a shelf of Russian wooden moveable toys. When they visit schools, the favorite of the students is the mother bear scrubbing her cub in a tub: One shelf is dedicated to Ruth’s 150 Matroyshka nesting dolls, many ornate, but one of their favorites is the “nuts”—a nest of parodied dictators including the Ayatolla, Hitler, Stalin, Napoleon, the dictator of Peru, and finally in the center a symbol of death. During their travels they experienced many unusual things. They met BarbaraWalters in Cuba; visited monks in Bahrain; and attended a Christmas mass in Egypt celebrated by a Mexican priest, during which Ruth, a Lutheran, did a reading serenaded by nuns singing Christmas carols in Arabic. What could better represent their joy of travel? — Kathleen Doyle Dowd ’68
Lois and Jack Fischel did something different for their 60th wedding anniversary. Instead of having a big family party, they toured Switzerland, saw the Matterhorn and the Jungfrau, were in an ice palace, very cold and slippery, and had various other adventures. Ruth Cosgrove D’Aleo continues to take courses at Cedar Crest College. She is the intellectual one. My trip was to Maine in July for a family reunion and a visit from one of my Chinese pupils from three years ago, who is now studying engineering in Quebec in French and English, two foreign languages! His English name is Pony, because his Chinese name means “little horse.” One of my pleasures this year has been tutoring several Chinese students at Lehigh in English; one graduated and now works at Lucent Technologies. They are charming young people, and the dinners they put on are fabulous. Remember, everybody, May 2001is our big 60th year, and everybody should try to be here. If you want to join us for our bi-monthly lunches, call Leona Quinn. We are at different restaurants each time.
✒ 1940 News of
From the Alumni House: We are saddened to announce the death of class correspondent Anne Borhek Manning on November 16, 2000. If a member of the class wishes to assume the correspondent’s responsibilities, he or she may contact Pat Hanna at the Alumni Office, 610 861-1366.
✒ 1939 News of
Arlington A. Nagle, M.D. 855 N. Park Road, Apt. 201 Reading, PA 19610 Elizabeth Batdorf Hummel 3342 Trexler Blvd. Allentown, PA 18104-3414
From the Alumni House: Samuel B. Marx and his wife have written a book about their life and work in the medical mission in Nicaragua and Honduras. They call it Marx-Twain.
✒ 1938 News of
Toni Rhinehart to Jeremy Smith, May 27, 2000. Michele Malavarka to Jay Buck, June 26, 1999.
Evalyn Adams Hawk 306 Ohio Avenue, Shimer Manor Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
Olivia Musselman Barnes and Mary Fabian Strock were able to attend Alumni Day in May 2000, 62 years after graduation.
Renee Eileen Szabo ’96 to Sean Ryan Richardson, November 20, 1999. Karen Janson to Scott Herr, October 9, 1999. Angela Sarisky to David Duda, March 25, 2000.
Bertha Finkelstein Cohen 2800 South Ocean Boulevard, Apt. 9A Boca Raton, FL 33432
Mickey Thompson to Karin Bengston ’96 October 9, 1999. Rebecca Kleintop to Robert Owens, May 27, 2000.
1982 Marie Yanulus Calderoni and husband Anthony, a daughter, Emma Rose, December 13, 1999. Carole Burkhardt and husband Eduardo Azzati, a daughter, Micaela Marie, February 9, 2000.
Deaths 1988 Andrew J. Vetrosky Jr., July 21, 2000.
1972 Rev. Robert F. Heller, April 9, 2000.
1967 Abelino Naviera, June 26, 2000.
Reunion May 18-19
Frank Magee to Marian Landau, June 17, 2000.
Joseph Strawn, April 10, 2000.
Harold E. Orvis 421 East Drake Road Ft. Collins, CO 80525-1731
Aldechi J. Dottor, April 18, 2000.
Julia E. Cranford to Rev. Terry L. Folk ’78, June 26, 1999.
Wilma Kistler Uhrich 300 Willow Valley Lakes Dr., Apt. A319 Willow Street, PA 17584
✒ 1932 News of
From the Alumni House: Rev. Samuel Reinke has written a book entitled The Largest Whole I Can Find about the religious and spiritual work that he and his late wife, Wilma, had done throughout their lives. Now retired as the director of a religious and educational fellowship that he and his wife founded, he continues to write for its publication, New Open Word. He also continues to participate in three different churches, lead study groups, and make himself available for “friendly and prayerful counsel to many individuals.”
☛ Changes News of
Becky Kobler ’97 to Ed Brooking, May 6, 2000. Melissa Stengel to Doug Andresko, June 10, 2000.
Jean Romig Kirkpatrick. June 19, 2000. Marilyn Nuss Landon, January 15, 2000
1995 Stephanie Heimer Anthony and husband David, a son, Justin Tyler, October 29, 1999.
1948 Jay Lamar Hinnerscheetz, April 26, 2000.
Vincent Frisoli, May 18, 2000
Susan Weideli Radosta and husband Paul, a son, Jacob Joseph, June 16, 2000
Melissa Ledbetter Slayton and husband Joe, a daughter, Natalie Diana, May 21, 2000.
1989 Lisa Keifer Wilder and husband Robert, a daughter, Adrianna Alecia, March 28, 2000. Allison Deerson Steffaro and husband Michael, a daughter, Alexis Carolyn, Setember 28, 1999.
Rev. John S. Goserud, April 5, 2000. Anastasia Kerrigan Frigo, May 18, 2000.
1942 Stewart E. Rauch, April 20, 2000.
1940 Anne Borhek Manning, November 16, 2000.
1939 James K. Schoenen, August 15, 1999.
Bonnie Higgins Sullivan and husband Tom, a son, Ryan Thomas, June 30, 2000.
Kathryn Keefer Schaeffer, April 6, 2000.
William H. Gross, May 2, 2000.
Dorothy Wambold Smith and husband Glenn, a son, Theodore Robert, February 17, 2000.
1985 Sara Holt Rude and husband Peter, twins, Peter Christopher and Katie Jean, June 25, 2000.
Rudolf Hertzog, June 1, 2000.
1931 Gwyneth Samuels Outerbridge, April 18, 2000.
1928 Margaret L. Flickinger, September 6, 1999.
1922 Pearl Schuler Frantz, September 9, 2000.
Thinking Three Moves Ahead? Are you wondering how to provide income for yourself and your heirs while reducing your taxes and benefiting Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary? A charitable gift annuity may be the answer. Here are some of the benefits: • Annuity payments guaranteed by Moravian College to one or more individuals for life • Direct deposit of your annuity payments • A charitable income tax deduction • Income and capital gain tax benefits when funded with appreciated securities • Potential for a portion of annuity payment to be income-taxfree • Potential for avoidance of a portion or the capital gain on appreciated securities Here is an example of the benefits a 76-year-old might expect from a funding a charitable gift annuity with $10,000 from a matured certificate of deposit or cash:* • • • •
Charitable Income Tax Deduction $4,224.10 Annual annuity paid monthly or quarterly for life 900.00 Tax-Free Portion† 489.60 Ordinary Income 410.40
IRS Discount Rate 8% After 11.8 years, the entire annuity becomes ordinary income.
For more information on charitable gift annuities, bequests, and charitable trusts, or for confidential examples, please call or write Office of Development Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary 1200 Main Street Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018 800 429-9437 610 861-1336
You Made Them Happy
Moravian phonathon managers Bill Quinn ’02 and Melissa Garrison ’01, with program coordinator Gina Stano ’99 (center), have 1,986 reasons to smile. That’s how many alumni said yes when a student caller in this year’s fall phonathon contacted them. Many thanks from all our phonathon workers. “We’re looking forward to talking with you in the spring!”
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