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Class correspondent:
Diane Sciabica Mandry
dmandry@pohatcong.org

 

Posted 7-28-15

We are sad to report that Thomas Shields passed away on July 11, 2015.
Joe Luska writes:  From 1995 to 2012, I served as middle school band director in the Wyoming Valley West School District located in Kingston, PA.  In my last 3 years there, I was also the director of the WVW Honors Orchestra, a highly rated competition group.  During my tenure as director, the orchestra received 2 ratings of excellent and 1 rating of superior at various national competitions. 
In 2012, I transferred to my current position at State Street Elementary in Larksville, PA where I teach music to students in Kindergarten, first, and second grades. 
Since 2005, I have been active in my local teacher’s union.  In 2007, I was elected secretary of the organization and have held the office ever since.  I also became the campaign coordinator for our United Way fund.  Since that time, our school has had the highest number of donors, donation dollars, and labor leadership level donors among all of our local school districts.  This spring, I helped coordinate a book drive for our local United Way chapter and, once again, our school had the highest number of books donated.  On Thursday, May 14, 2015 the United Way presented me with the Sarah and Anthony F. Kane Jr. Memorial Achievement award.  This award honors the ideals of charitable giving and community service.  It recognizes a PSEA member who has given outstanding support to the United Way of the Wyoming Valley and other human services programs.
Since becoming a union officer, I have attended the PSEA Leadership Conference in Gettysburg, PA each year.  My first year there, I entered and won their annual talent competition with an original comedy song entitled, “Tourette’s Behind the Wheel” for which I received 3 standing ovations and a $600 cash prize.  The funny part of the story is that I literally composed the song the night before the competition.
In honor of my Moravian College roots, my wife and I committed to rescuing greyhounds.  We are not “big dog people,” so we decided to rescue Italian Greyhounds which are the smallest of the greyhound breeds.  We currently own 3 IGs, two of which are rescues with special needs.  All three dogs go everywhere with us as we travel in our RV.

Posted 7/1/14

Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz, a member of the Moravian College Board of Trustees since 2008 and the daughter of life trustee DeLight Breidegam, died on June 20, 2014.  Sally was the chief executive officer and vice chairman of East Penn Manufacturing, Berks County’s largest privately-held business.

Posted 2/5/13

Michael B. Macy has been named Embassy Bank’s vice president.  Macy has more than 22 years of local banking experience.  He also services of the boards of the Nazareth Lions Club, Easton Children’s Home, Nazareth Ambulance Corps and Nazareth YMCA.

Posted 5/11/12

From the Alumni House:
Dr. Janice M. Thomas was recently interviewed on a talk radio show, Talk2Brazil.com. Janice served as the director of the International Education Center at Brookdale Community College since August 2007. Prior to joining Brookdale, she worked at the University of New Orleans, Ohio State University, the University of Alabama, and Moravian College.  For over 20 years, she has been an active member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators and a frequent presenter at state, regional, and annual meetings.

Posted 4/3/12

From the Alumni House:
Dr. Manuel A. Gonzalez, director of international programs at Northampton Community College has received the Dr. Werner Kubsch award.  The international award is given by Community Colleges for International Development, Inc. (CCID) to a community college educator who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in international education related to community colleges and to the betterment of international relations.

Posted 1/26/11

From the Alumni House:
Judith Redding, an award-winning filmmaker, has had her short films screened at national and international film festivals and broadcast on American public television.

Brian Fruehling was elected as President of the Morris County Bar Association for 2011.

 

Posted 1/7/10

From the Alumni House:

Sally Miksiewicz has been named the CEO of East Penn Manufacturing in Berks County, Pa. The position was awarded to her after 25 years of service in various roles with the company.

Posted 8/3/09

From the Alumni House:
Lori Frantz Balliet wrote, “It seems like deja vu for me. I am back working at Quakertown Veterinary Clinic the place where I had my first full time job after college. My daughter Jennifer is a senior at Moravian this year and starting an Honors project, something I did my senior year.”

Posted 4/20/09

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