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Alumni Weekend 2014
MAY 16-17

All classes are welcome!

REUNIONS FOR THE CLASSES OF 1964, 1959, 1954, 1949, 1944, & 1939  WILL BE CELEBRATED

Register online for Alumni Weekend 2014 - Click here

Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the Alumni Relations Office at 610-861-1366 at least one week prior to the event.

Don’t forget to visit the college Bookstore!
Stop in and purchase your Greyhound gear while you are here.
Hours: Friday & Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Schedule of Events - Preliminary Schedule (times to be finalized)

Friday, May 16, 2014

9:30 a.m. Founder's Day Reception in Payne Gallery (on the Church Street/South Campus)
10:30 a.m. Founder's Day Lovefeast in Peter Hall (on the Church Street/South Campus)
11:30 a.m. Founder's Day Luncheon in Clewell Dining Hall (on the Church Street/South Campus)
1:15 p.m. View Payne Art Gallery's Permanent Collection
1:15 p.m. Tour of south campus historic buildings (meet in Foy Lobby)
2:30 p.m. Tour of Main Campus (meet at the HUB desk)
4:00 p.m. Registration opens at the Hotel Bethlehem*
5:30 p.m. Champagne toast for the Class of 1964 at Hotel Bethlehem
6:00 p.m. Welcome Back Reception at Hotel Bethlehem*
7:00 p.m. Dinner at the Hotel Bethlehem*
8:00 p.m. Reunion photos in a designated area of the Hotel Bethlehem
8:00 p.m. Dessert and Music at the Hotel Bethlehem

 

Saturday, May 17

8:30 a.m. Conntinental Breakfast (HUB Air Products Room)
9:00 a.m. 50+ Club Breakfast & Induction Cermony (HUB Dining Room)
10:00 a.m. Alumni Association Annual Meeting (HUB UBC Room)
11:00 a.m. State of the College Address by President Grigsby (Prosser)
12:15 p.m. Luncheon* (HUB Dining Room)
1:15 p.m. Educational Programming:
The History of Comenius Hall and other campus buildings by architect A.H. Leh
1:15 p.m. Tour of Main Street Campus (meet at HUB Desk)
2:15 p.m. Gourmet Dessert & Big Band (the Jazzhounds) Reception
3:00 p.m. Ommicron Gamma Omega (OGO) meeting (PPHAC Room 101)

* Complimentary to the Class of 1964 members 
Complimentary to the Class of 1964 members and their guests

Click Here to Register online for Alumni Weekend 2014

Friday, May 16

 Founder's Day Reception

  • 9:30 a.m.
  • Payne Gallery (on the Church Street/South Campus)

Lovefeast

  • 10:30 a.m.
  • Peter Hall (on the Church Street/South Campus)

Founder's Day Luncheon

  • 11:30 p.m.
  • Clewell Hall (on the Church Street/South Campus)

View Payne Art Gallery's Permanent Collection

  • 1:15 p.m.
  • Payne Art Gallery

Tour of the South Campus historic buildings

  • 1:15 p.m.
  • Meet in Foy Lobby
  • Revisit the beautiful historic buildings of the south campus, the home of the Moravian College for Women, or see them for the first time.

Campus Tour of Main Street campus

  • 2:30 p.m.
  • Meet at the HUB desk
  • Visit many of the places where you spent time as a student and discover all the beautiful new buildings and facilities!

Registration opens at the Hotel Bethlehem

  • 4:00 p.m.
  • Hotel Bethlehem
  • You may come to the Hotel anytime after 4:00 p.m. to check in for the weekend's events.

Class of 1964 50th Reunion Champagne Toast with President Thomforde

  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Hotel Bethlehem, Moravian Room
  • Exclusive champagne toast for members of the Class of 1964 and their guests with President Bryon Grigsby in celebration of the 50th reunion. A reunion class photo will be taken at this time.
  • All photos will be available for purchase at http://johnkishiv.photoshelter.com/gallery-list if you have any questions please call the Alumni Office at 610-861-1366.

Welcome Back Gala

  • Hotel Bethlehem, The Mural Room
  • Cost: $55 per adult; pre-registration required by May 9
  • Kick off the weekend in style at this beautiful hotel. This special evening will commence with a cocktail hour starting at 6:00 p.m. in the Lobby outside of the Mural Room, followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. Reunion classes will be seated together. Soft jazz music will be provided by Dave Roth '85.
  • Entree choices:  Roasted Pork Tenderloin, Broiled Tilapia, and Eggplant Parmesan.

Reunion Photos

  • 8:00 p.m.
  • Most reunion class group photos will be taken tonight . After the dinner has finished classes will be directed to a designated area in the hotel where the formal picture will be taken. You will receive your scheduled time at registration. A photographer will be taking candid photos at various on campus events throughout the weekend.
  • All photos will be available for purchase at http://johnkishiv.photoshelter.com/gallery-list. If you have any questions please call the Alumni Office at 610-861-1366.

Dessert and Music

  • 8:00 p.m.
  • Mural Ballroom
Saturday, May 17

Continental Breakfast

  • 8:30 a.m.
  • HUB Air Products Room

 50+ Club Breakfast and Induction Ceremony

  • 9:00 a.m.
  • HUB Dining Room
  • All those who graduated 50 or more years ago are invited to this annual breakfast when the newest members, the Class of 1964, will be inducted by President Grigsby, receiving a commemorative pin and a photo will be taken.

Alumni Association Annual Meeting

  • 10:00 a.m.
  • HUB UBC Room
  • You are a member of the Alumni Association! Come and learn about the Alumni Board. Their work and commitment keep us connected for life, and stregnthen the Moravian community that we all love!

State of the College Address by President Grigsby ’90

  • 11:00 a.m.  
  • Prosser Auditorium, HUB
  • Don't miss the opportunity to learn more about the college today and ask questions of our newest president and fellow alumnus, Bryon Grigsby '90.

Lunch

  • 12:15 p.m.
  • HUB Dining Room
  • Cost $22 per adult
  • Enjoy a delicious hot luncheon served buffet style while enjoying the company of your friends and classmates.

Educational Programming: The History of Comenius Hall and Other Campus Buildings

  • 1:15 p.m.
  • Comenius Hall
  • No Charge
  • Our alma mater is know for its beautiful campus and buildings but do you know about their history? Author of "A Living Legacy: The Architecture of A.W. Leh," Ken Raniere will present the history of one of the college's landmark buildings, Comenius Hall. Ken will also discuss other buildings, both on campus and in Bethlehem, that Leh designed.

Campus Tour of Main Street Campus

  • 1:15 p.m.
  • Meet at the HUB desk
  • Visit many of the places where you spent time as a student and discover all the beautiful new buildings and facilities!

Gourmet Dessert and Big Band (the JazzHounds) Reception

  • 2:15 p.m.
  • HUB, Pavilion
  • After the luncheon, walk over to the Pavilion and enjoy a selection of delectable gourmet desserts and beverages while enjoying the sounds of the Jazz Hounds, led by associate professor of music, Dr. Neil Wetzel.

Omicron Gamma Omega (ΟΓΩ) Photo and Annual Meeting

  • 3:00 p.m.
  • PPHAC, Room 101
  • The photo will be taken on the steps of the Collier Hall of Science; the annual meeting to follow in the Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Building, Room 101.
  • If you would like to order a photograph visit http://johnkishiv.photoshelter.com/gallery-list. If you have any questions please call the Alumni Office at 610 861-1366.
Special Reunion Gatherings

Class of 1964

  • In addition to the events planned this weekend, our class will have a special 50th celebration to end the weekend. Join us for a Dinner Dance Party on Saturday from 7:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m. in the Haupert Union Building (HUB) Pavilion. 
  • Food: There will be a wonderful buffet featuring salad & rolls, a roast beef carving station, pasta station with 2 sauces, broiled salmon with lemon beurre blanc and capers, dessert and coffee & tea.
  • Drink: Vynecrest wines are courtesy of our classmates, Jan & John Landis, owners of Vynecrest Vineyards & Winery. A bar set up will also be provided for a BYOB.
  • Entertainment: Music from the ’50's and ’60's with DJ Joe Tocci
  • Cost: $28 per person. Register by May 9 online or with the reply form that was mailed with the reunion letter.
  • Reunion committee members: Ron dePaola, Art Grim, Nancy Christensen Kohl, Jan Whitfield Landis, John Landis, Carol Rockovits Leicht, Joe Merola, Andy Semmel, and Jerry Still

 

Class of 1959

  • Join us for all the events and programs this weekend. Our class will be seated together at the Gala at the Hotel Bethlehem, at the 50+ Club Breakfast on Saturday, and at the Luncheon.
  • Special question: Are you staying in town Saturday night? The committee would you like to have a casual and informal dinner with other classmates at The Hotel Bethlehem Saturday evening. If so, return the reply form that was sent with your class letter or contact Pat Hanna in the Alumni Relations at 610-625-7874 or phanna@moravian.edu.
  • Reunion committee members: Fred DeFrank, Kathy Werst Detwiler, Virginia Dancy Dickie,
    Pat Covover Diener, and Betsy Honey

 

Area Accommodations

Hotels/Motels with * indicate special Alumni arrangements.

When making reservations, be sure to call the number listed below, not the 800 number for the hotel chain, and be sure to indicate that you are Moravian Alumni.

*Hotel Bethlehem
437 Main St. Bethlehem
(610) 867-2200
Reserve by 4/16/14 $165.00 per night
Preferred Provider

Marriott – Fairfield Inn
Rt. 22 and Catasauqua Road – Bethlehem
(610) 867-8681

Hampton Inn & Suites
200 Gateway Drive, Bethlehem
(610) 868-2442

*Best Western
300 Gateway Drive, Bethlehem
(610) 954-5000
Reserve by April 16, 2014   $89.00 per night

*Hyatt Place Bethlehem
45 West Broad Street, Bethlehem
(610) 625-0500
Friday Night Only
Reserve by April 16, 2014   $119.00

*Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
3375 High Point Boulevard, Bethlehem
(610) 882-2255
Reserve by April 16, 2014  $115.00 & $120.00 per night

Dormitory Accommodations
Accommodations are available in Jo Smith Residence Hall for Friday and Saturday nights. Cost is $60 per person, per night, single/double occupancy. All rooms are air conditioned and include linens. Rooms do fill up quickly, so make your reservations early! Guests may pick up their room key at the Campus Safety Office beginning 3:30 p.m. on Friday and all day on Saturday. The Campus Safety Office is located at 119 West Greenwich Street.

Alumni Weekend Sponsors

We extend a special thank you to the following whose generosity helped support Alumni Weekend.

  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Claire Klatchak ’87, ’95 & Michael Klatchak
  • Keene Jabbour, Esq. ’75 and Lauri Di Felice Jabbour ’79
  • Michael O'Gorman ’13
  • The Moravian College Alumni Association
Alumni Weekend 2014 Reunion Gift

I would like to make a gift to Moravian in honor of my reunion class. You may designate your gift to:

  • Moravian Scholarship Fund (greatest need)
  • Academic programs
  • Blue and Grey Club
  • Friends of Reeves Library
  • Music Alliance
  • Center for Leadership and Service
  • Career Center
  • Other

You may do so online at www.moravian.edu/giving or make a separate check payable to Moravian College with "Reunion Gift" and any specific designation as per above written in the memo portion of your check. Thank you for your generosity!