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Reunion Alumni Weekend
May 21-22, 2010

Class correspondent:
Faithann Cheslock Barron

LadyBugFVC@aol.com

Lisa Hahn Egan
Lisahahn13@hotmail.com

Posted 11/21/14

Ellen Blum Hager and Matthew Hager welcomed their first child, Madeleine Rose Hager, on September 5, 2014.

Posted 10/27/14

Jon Marketto and his wife Katherine Warren Marketto ’01 are expecting their third child in March 2015.  Jon and Katherine are the proud parents of Aidan age 6 and Gregory age 3.  

Posted 9/25/14

Rachel O’Donnell and her husband, Adam Hayes, welcomed their third child, Thisbe, on August 1, 2013.

Posted 12/3/13

Melissa Hroncich married Stephen Comandatore on August 2, 2013 at St. Matthews Church in Ridgefield, N.J.  The reception was held at Seasons in Washington Township, N.J.  Kate Groome D’Ambrosio served as a bridesmaid.

Posted 8/8/13

I recently received an email from Geoff Hood with the exiting news that he opened his own law firm in Horsham, Pa., called the Law Office of Geoffrey Hood.  Jeff previously worked as an assistant DA in Montgomery County.  He continues to work in the criminal defense field and is branching out to other legal areas as well.  The career move will allow him more family time which is especially important since he has a five year old son, Colin, and a two year old daughter, Mia.  He plans to begin coaching team sports as his children get older.  Geoff’s wife, Tiffany, is a 5th grade teacher in the Hatboro-Horsham School District.
Randy Kline and his wife, Emily James, ’01 are expecting their second child at the end of October.  Their daughter, Anabel, was born in August, 2011.  Melissa Reitbauer Kline, her husband, Keith Kline (Randy’s twin brother), Randy, Emily, and the rest of the Kline family recently met in Orlando, Fla., for a family vacation.  Missy was recently awarded the Zeta Tau Alpha Certificate of Merit by the Seattle Alumnae chapter for her outstanding dedication to ZTA.  She has held positions such as vice president of programming, treasurer, panhellenic delegate and Zeta day chair.
Molly Duffy Brewer is finishing her second year of law school at North Carolina Central University.
Jessica Edris accepted a new position as marketing and communications manager at MFP Strategies in Bethlehem, Pa.
I recently completed the board certification process in Clinical Neuropsychology.  I am working in a private practice in Morristown, N.J. as a neuropsychologist.
I hope everyone is doing well!
Lisa Hahn-Egan

Posted 2/5/13

Donnie Hawk was recently appointed as the new head coach for Bangor High School football team, his alma mater, after coaching and teaching for 13 years at Pen Argyl.  

Posted 1/6/13

Ellen Blum married Matthew Hager on November 3, 2012 at St. Agatha and St. James Church in Philadelphia.  The reception was held at the Inn at Penn on the University of Pennsylvania ‘s campus.  Rebecca Schreiber Goode, Becky Ziegenfuss Lyons ’99 and Leigh MacDonald Pecoriello served as bridesmaids.  Also in attendance were Lori Steiner Garvin and Fran Garvin ’99, Kathy Stiely Frank ’97 and Jud Frank ’94 Nicole George Jahelka '02, Amanda Samok Rex '02.  Becky Lyon’s daughter, Sophia Lyons (age 8) served as one of the flower girls. 

Posted 12/4/12

Frank Bruno and his nephew wrote a Christmas book which was published in November.  It is called Paranormal Santa.  You can contact Frank at paranormalsanta@gmail.com to order.

Posted 10/17/12

Frank Bruno has opened a martial arts and yoga studio called Iron Falcon Martial Arts in Allentown. In additon, he and his nephew have will soon have their Christmak book, Paranormal Santa published, just in time for the holidays!.

Posted 9/28/12

Elizabeth DiFebo recently left her job at F.A. Davis, a medical publisher located in Philadelphia where she worked as the design coordinator for the past five years.  She left in order to start a graduate program at Arcadia University in Glenside, PA where she expects to graduate in 2015 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Tiffany Van Gorden Adams is pleased to announce her marriage to Tim Adams on March 16, 2012.   They moved to Champaign, Ill. in April of this year.  She has been a massage therapist for three years and currently works for BodyWork Associates.

Posted 7/30/12

From the Alumni House:
Carli Henichek is a key player on her soccer team, the Starter’s, which won the Lehigh Valley Senior League Women’s Soccer open division championship in July.  Carli scored the winning goal of this game! Also on the team with Carli is the head coach of the Moravian women’s team, Brienne Smith, and the assistant coach, Steph Peel.

Posted 6/27/12

From the Alumni House:
Joseph Wiedmayer and Melissa Dunne-Porter Wiedmayer ‘05 are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Elly Sophie. She was born on June 9, 2012 in Vorhees, NJ and weighed 8 lbs, 15 oz. Mom and baby are doing great!

Posted 6/5/12

Ellen Blum recently got engaged to Matthew D. Hager.  A November wedding is planned.

Posted 5/11/12

From the Alumni House:
Susan Kastle Hardy and husband Stephen are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Emma Elizabeth Hardy on November 5, 2011.

Posted 4/3/12

From the Alumni House:
Peter Bilinsky and Leah Williams ’01 were married on New Year’s Eve at St. Clement's Church in Philadelphia with a reception at Le Meridien.  They met at Moravian in 1999. The Moravian alumni who attended are listed below.
Pete Bilinsky ’00 Groom
Leah Williams Bilinsky ’01
Heather Deeble Bedel ’01 Bridesmaid
Jessica Marchand Emmitt ’01 Bridesmaid
Brooke Dancho ’01 Reader
Andrew Wallace ’00 Groomsman
Shaun Robbins ’00 Groomsman
Steve Earley ’01 Groomsman
Jim O'Rourke ’00 Groomsman
Melissa Keysock Dulin ’02
Mike Keysock ’00
Jaya Valiyil Krishnan ’01
Chrissy Koonce Schaffer ’01
Brian Fry ’01
Jon Seaman ’00
Chris Braun ’01
Dave Adamski ’00
Karl Searing ’01
Marcey Wittmeyer Healey ’89
Paul Polsky ’88
Ryan Schick ’00
Jennifer Tori Schick ’03
Amy DePuy ’01

Posted 1/31/12

From the Alumni House:
Rebecca Schreiber Goode married John R. Goode on October 15, 2011.  Ellen Blum served as her Maid of Honor.  Other Moravian Alums in attendance: John Brand, Joe Schmelze, Leigh MacDonald Pecoriello, Mark Pecoriello, Thomas Moloney, and Becky Ziegenfuss Lyons ’99.  Rebecca and her husband recently relocated to Denver, CO.  Rebecca is the Northwest District Visual Manager for Free People.

John Brand is Director of Marketing and Communications at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh, NY.  He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two daughters, 4 and 2.

Ellen Blum is a Director of Consumer Media at WebMD.  She currently lives in the Art Museum area of Philadelphia with her fiancé.

Joseph Schmelze works for Pocono Medical Center and is a writer for a small online publication.  He recently graduated summa cum laude from graduate school, and he is engaged to the mother of his beautiful baby girl, Isabella.

Leigh MacDonald Pecoriello was named one of the 20 local individuals under age 40 doing extraordinary things by the New Jersey Herald.  She is the proud owner of the Mother Moon Baby Boutique in Newton, NJ and the mother of a two year old daughter, June.  She and her husband Mark Pecoriello are expecting their second child in February.

Thomas Moloney has been working as a full-time musician in New York City/ New Jersey area for the past 5 years.  He currently resides in Hoboken, NJ.

Posted 10/31/11

From the Alumni House:

Michael Susek, M.A., M.P.A. accepted a new position as the elections administrator for the city and county of Broomfield, Colorado.

Posted 8/31/11

From the Alumni House:

Kara Heck Kline and Christopher, a daughter, Katherine Anne, December 24, 2010

Posted 8/1/11

From the Alumni Office:
Faithann Cheslock Barron got married last Thanksgiving to William Barron, and they are expecting their first child on October 6th.

Posted 4/27/11

Jeremy Wheaton was selected as Colorado Technical University’s new Chief Executive Officer. 

Posted 2/28/11

From the Alumni House:
Christine Roye Henry is an art teacher in Chester, VA.  She was chosen to present at a P. Buckley Moss Foundation dinner about a project she initiated involving art and the Holocaust.  Through this project she has connected her students with other students attending schools over in Germany, where Holocaust survivors live.  They are working together to create and co-publish a book about the survivors’ lives.

Posted 12/22/10

From the Alumni House:
       Leigh MacDonald Pecoriello, owner of Mother Moon Baby Boutique, in Newton, N.J., recently moved the store to a larger location. The new space includes a room for her private studio so that she can use art skills and an area where events such as infant massage classes, Mommy and Me Yoga and more are held. The store carries everything from baby clothing, organic toys and gifts, cloth diapers, hand painted furniture and more.

Posted 10/29/10

From the Alumni House:

Kathryn Groome and Victor D’Ambrosio are pleased to announce their engagement.

 

Posted 10/6/10

From the Alumni House:
       On June 12, 2010 Michael Susek wed Kristen Zurek in Shaverton, Pa.  In attendance were Joshua Daly, Elizabeth DiFebo Drott, Jason Drott, Jill Schwab Kozo,  Ryan McGarrigan, Ryan Baran ’01, and Morris Balacco ’03.  Michael and Kristen reside in Littleton, Colo.  Michael is the assistant manager of Elections for Arapahoe County.  Michael and Kristen are co-owners of the Ballet Physique fitness studio.

Posted 9/8/10

From the Alumni House:
Susan Kastle Hardy wrote in to say, “The Class of 2000 officers and I would like to invite everyone from our class to the Bethlehem Brew Works Steel Garden after the Homecoming football game on October 16th.  This is informal but you do need to RSVP to susankastle@hotmail.com by October 9th.”

Posted 7/6/10

From Christine Roye Henry:
    Nathan & I would like to announce the birth of our third son, Mathew Porter ("Porter") on April 7th of this year. We are hoping to bring Porter and his big brothers, Ethan & Liam to Bethlehem at some point this summer to show them Moravian.

Posted 5/4/10

Ali Harteveld and Dustin Levy ’01 are happy to announce the arrival of twin boys, Hayden and Jack born on June 12, 2009.

Posted 3/4/10

From the Alumni House:
Rebekah Worthington Massey and husband Jim are happy to announce the arrival of their fourth child; Grant Issac Massey who was born on September 19, 2009.


Michael Susek will marry Kristen Zurek in June in Shavertown, PA. The couple will honeymoon in Antigua.


Joseph J.  Wiedmayer received a new position as an executive recruiter for Parker and Lynch in King of Prussia. He manages the entire cycle of the recruiting process, working with hiring managers and job candidates.

Posted 1/7/10

From the Alumni House:

Justin Potts recently became the head coach of the women’s basketball team at East Stroudsburd University. While this is his first year as the women’s coach, it is his eighth as an assistant on the men’s team.

Gordon Frack  Jr. received his master’s degree and is working on his second. He rejoined the football staff  at Moravian to coach the wide receivers this past season and loved it. He looks forward to coaching again next year. Gordon and his wife, Erin, welcomed their fourth child (second boy) to the family. Ezerett Grey was born November 11, 2009 at 7lbs 3oz and was 19.5 inches long. He says that everyone is healthy and adjusting to life with four.
Posted 12/1/09

From the Alumni House:

Justin Potts, received his master’s degree in exercise science from East Stroudsburg University in 2007. Since that point he has served as an assistant coach at Moravian and then moved to coach at ESU. He has been a fundamental part of the men’s basketball team and acted as their assistant coach. Recently he has been named the acting head coach of the women’s basketball team at ESU.

Posted 9/1/09

From the Alumni House:

Michael Susek has accepted a new job.  He will be the assistant manager of elections in Arapahoe County, Colorado.  He is also engaged to Kristen Zurek and getting married June 12, 2010 in Pennsylvania.  He recently ran into Moravian alum Dave Halchak ’02 at a Phish concert at Red Rocks in Morrison, Colorado.

Jane Knisely has just completed a two year Presidential Management Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health and has accepted a position as scientific program analyst at the Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases at NIH.  She will be staffing her branch supervisor who is chief of the bacteriology and mycology branch of the IAID.  

Posted 4/20/09

From Lisa:

Thanks to Facebook and LinkedIn, I have reconnected with more Moravian grads! Bill Onofry ’01 has been married for two years. He and his wife had their first child, William (Liam) Onofry in January 2008. Bill is a real estate and estate planning lawyer in his hometown of Port Jervis, New York.

Bryan Parente and Steph Madle were married June 28, 2008. He is in the M.B.A. program at DeSales University and works for Merck and Co. as a quality auditor in the GMP Compliance Division. Steph works for Merck and Co. as an accountant. Bryan also filled me in on what some other Moravian grads have been up to lately. David Jelleme is married and has one daughter; he and his wife are expecting their second child. J.D. Rhinehart ’01 was recently married. Both he and Michael Quirk live in Easton. Justin Biel has two daughters and lives in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.

Melissa Reitbauer Kline and her husband Keith welcomed their second child, a boy named Chase, in October 2007. Their first child, Carter, is now 3. Missy has decided to take a break from her job at Microsoft and focus on raising her two sons.

Diane Annes Mizerak and her family are enjoying life in Bethlehem. She has two daughters, ages 4 and 2.

I am working as a clinical neuropsychologist in a private practice in Madison, New Jersey. Alexander Egan ’01 and I were married August 16, 2008 outside of Philadelphia. Melissa Reitbauer Kline was a bridesmaid; Diane Annes Mizerak and Molly Duffy Brewer attended.

From the Alumni House:

Kara Heck-Kline and Christopher Kline are proud to announce the birth of a daughter, Madelyn Rose, on June 16, 2008 at Lehigh Valley Hospital. She weighed 7 lb., 6 oz.

Lance Drennan and Tammy Vega are happy to announce they were married on October 4, 2008 in Long Branch, N.J. They reside in Hackettstown, N.J.