2002

Class correspondent:
Brienne Wilson Rodriguez

briennerod@gmail.com

Posted 7/30/14

Josh Cesare and his wife, Tracey, welcomed their second child, Emily Ann Cesare, on February 16, 2014.
Kristy Bredin left her life as an editor in NYC after ten years to explore a sustainable lifestyle close to the earth.  She now lives on a small island in the San Juans off the coast of Washington with solar power, wood-fire heat and cooking, and rainwater catchment for drinking; no refrigeration, no indoor plumbing, no stores, and no ferry access.  She loves being involved in this small community of about 50 year-round residents and running her herbal medicine-making business, Mermaid Botanicals.  She enjoys the freedom and independence of being able to take care of many of her own food and health care needs, harvesting seaweed and foraging for wild foods from the land and sea in addition to growing her own garden.  She has been developing her marine skills, regularly swimming in the cold northern Pacific without a wetsuit and rowing 5 miles in a 14-foot skiff through open water, among the local orca whales and porpoises.  She has found deep joy and satisfaction in being immersed in the beauty and the cycles of this magical island, and still finds time to share her musical skills honed at Moravian in community performance events.
Scott Heydt writes; In October 2013, I officially launched my own educational consultant company, RefinED Character, focused on social emotional learning for K-12 and collegiate communities.  Also, I now serve as the Managing Editor for the Guyhood section at The Good Men Project.  The Good Men Project initiates and sustains dialogue about 21st century manhood.
Brienne Wilson Rodriguez and her husband, Cory, welcomed their first child, a baby boy, on December 10, 2013.  Brienne teaches third grade in Montgomery Township, NJ and Cory is a detective for the New Jersey State Police.

Posted 5/20/14

Evan Weller married Ashley Tait on May 25, 2013.  Michael Forster ’02 and Kira Weller ’06 were in the wedding and Wilson Gonzalez ’03 and Alisa Anderko Gonzalez ’03 were in attendance.
Scott Heydt writes that in October 2013, I officially launched my own educational consultant company.  RefinED Character, focused on social emotional learning for K-12 and collegiate communities.  Also, I now serve as the managing editor for the Guyhood section at The Good Men Project.  The Good Men Project initiates and sustains dialogue about 21st century manhood.
Brian Corvino just completed his contribution, as part of collaboration, with the Wharton Business School, for what will be the first text book on the Indian Healthcare System.  This book will become part of the core curriculum for MBA healthcare classes at the Indian School of Business, Wharton Business School and several other universities.

Posted 3/4/14

Kristie Cupples has announced her engagement to Thomas Snaith.  They currently live in Conshohocken, Pa.  Kristie is a school counselor at Paul V. Fly Elementary.  Thomas is a transportation and logistics specialist at Thoroughbred Direct.  Their wedding is planned for July 12, 2014 In Farmington, Pa.

Posted 12/20/13

Evan Weller, Phillipsburg High School’s head soccer coach was named the 2013 Express-Times Boys Soccer Coach of the Year.

Posted 8/1/13

Emily Shertzer was a first-time champion in the 36th annual Ephrata Firecracker Run.  Emily, from Jonestown finished in a winning time of 30:52.8.
Anna Whetstone moved to Baltimore to accept a job as a clinical research coordinator at the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Johns Hopkins Medicine.  Anna and a team of 25 from the Johns Hopkins MS Center participated in the Walk MS Baltimore.  Her team raised $7,000.00, the largest amount raised by a corporate group, making the Hopkins team the first winner of the Maryland chapter’s corporate challenge.  Anna was diagnosed with MS at age 17.


Posted 2/5/13

Brian Corvino and Jamie Marks Corvino ’04 are pleased to announce the birth of their son Cameron.  Cameron was born November 30th at 6 lbs 3 oz. 

Posted 10/25/12

Suzanne O’Connor recently got engaged to Richard Hahl.  A fall 2013 wedding is planned. 

Posted 9/7/12

Emily Shertzer has been named the Air Force’s athlete of the year, for her success in military athletic competition.

Posted 7/30/12

Reunion Homecoming-October 12-13, 2012

Posted 6/27/12

From Brienne:
Jasmine Newton Kyzer and her husband Anthony had a baby girl named Victoria Elizabeth on March 27, 2012

From the Alumni House:
Emily Shertzer completed the Marine Corps Marathon in October with a time of 2 hours  and 45.55 minutes which allowed her the opportunity to qualify for the 2012 Olympic marathon trials in Houston.  After college she was recruited to compete with the United States National Team in the pentathlon which consists of shooting, swimming, fencing, equestrian, and cross country running.  She became a member of the women’s national team and competed in World Championships.  She works for the Department of Military Veteran Affairs and keeps running a big part of her life.

Posted 4/3/12

From the Alumni House:
On March 9, 2012 Airman 1st Class, Emily Shertzer, has been chosen by the Air Force to be named the Athlete of the Year for her sustained success in military athletic competitions.  She had the fastest female time in the history of the All-Guard Marathon Team and with a time of 2 hours, 54 minutes at the National Guard Marathon in Lincoln, Neb.  She won the top spot for National Guard Females and second place among all female runners.  It was her first marathon.  In November, Shertzer led the Air Force at the 2011 Armed Forces Marathon Championship and Marine Corps Marathon when she finished with a U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials.  She is a full-time environmental planner at Fort Indiantown Gap and a member of the Air Guard Band of the Mid-Atlantic.

Posted 2/29/12

From the Alumni House:

James Morissette recently published a children’s book entitled High Fives with Daddy. It is available on the Barnes and Noble website. 

Debra Noble
passed the CFP Certification Examination in November 2011.  This is a rigorous 10 hour exam that covers 6 different topics, general principles, insurance planning, investment planning, income tax planning, estate planning and retirement planning. She will be using this certification to the fullest at Lenox Advisors, Inc.

Posted 1/31/12

From the Alumni House:

The Salisbury Township School District has approved Andy Cerco to be the new coach of the Salisbury High School football team.  Cerco has been an assistant at Parkland for the past four seasons, including spending two years as Trojan’s co-defensive coordinator.  He began his coaching career with Salisbury in 2001. Cerco’s coaching career includes stops at Moravian College, Central Catholic, and Southern Lehigh.  He has been a special education teacher at Salisbury since 2005/

Julie Jones Shilane and her husband Phil are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Sarah Mae Shilane, on October 11, 2011.

Posted 10/31/11

From the Alumni House:

Susan Carr Lenning married Tony Lenning on July 23, 2011. Christopher Appleyard and Wendy Roman  were in attendance

Posted 8/31/11

From the Alumni House:
Emily Shertzer was featured in the “Just Folks” section of the Lebanon Daily News. She is an environmental planner for the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Her office coordinates the planning for construction and training activities. In addition to her full-time job, Shertzer joined the Pennsylvania Air National Guard in 2009. She also performs with the Lebanon Community Concert Band several times a year and has played with Central Penn Symphony Orchestra.

Josh Cesare recently accepted a position at Nationwide Financial located in Allentown, PA as a Field Service Representative.  Josh recently was employed at East Penn Financial Group as a Financial Services Representative.

Josh Cesare and Tracey Hudak are happy to announce their marriage on June 24, 2011 in Wilkes Barre, PA.  They currently reside in Allentown, PA.  Fellow Moravian Graduates Brian Corvino, Jaime Marks, Ricky Gower, Sarah Gower, George Makhoul, Jeff Germani, Andrew Cerco, Melissa Cerco, Geoff Hood, and Matthew Ziegenfuss attended the wedding. 

Posted 4/27/11

From the Alumni House:

Michael Gurdineer and Melissa Mertz Gurdineer ’03 are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Catherine, on May 18, 2010.
Andrea Lelli Wright and her husband, Kevin, welcomed their first child, Lily Caroline, on September 27, 2010.

Posted 4/4/11

From the Alumni House:
Jill Straub Vecchio and her husband, Josh, are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Gabriel Anthony, on October 16, 2010. The family lives in Harrisburg where Jill is an attorney for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System.

Posted 12/22/10

From the Alumni House:
          Leslie Smith Pickenheim and her husband Jim are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Logan Emerson Pickenheim, on May 11, 2010. He weighed 9 lbs, 5 oz, and was 21 inches long. The family lives near Cleveland, Ohio, where Leslie teaches high school English.

Posted 11/30/10

From the Alumni House:
Katie Copf Van Der Linden and her husband, Aaron, welcomed their second child Zequiel Copf Van Der Linden on October 24, 2010. He weighed 8 lbs 1 oz and was 20.5 inches long. He joins big sister Annaleyna and the family residing in Bethlehem.

Posted 10/29/10

From the Alumni House:
Erin Kutyla Pellot and husband, Hector, are proud to announce the birth of their second child, Chloe Starr, on May 22, 2010.

Posted 10/6/10

From the Alumni House:

                Adrienne Krosecz Schultz, and husband Graig Shultz welcomed their first child, Evan Joseph on February 6, 2010

 

Posted 9/1/10

From the Alumni House:
          Rachel Mowrey and Andrew Gutshall were married June 26, 2010 in Bethlehem and now reside in Hellertown, Pa. Rachel is a 6th grade teacher in Easton and Andrew is a Professional Geologist for Earth Res Group in Pipersville, Pa.

Posted 8/4/10

From the Alumni House:
          Rebecca Papp and husband, Cory Reinhard, welcomed their second child, a baby girl, Aida Elizabeth Reinhard on February 2, 2010. Aida was 8lbs 7oz and 23 inches long.

Posted 5/4/10

From the Alumni House:
          Heidi Wolfsberger Peoples was the first northeastern Pennsylvania runner to the finish line at the Boston Marathon. She covered 26.2-mile course in 2:45.51 to finish 109th overall it was a group of 26,736 runners including 11,317 women. Peoples is the assistant-cross country coach at Marywood University.
         
          Amanda Morgenstern-Duane and husband, Bill welcomed their first child, a baby boy, Aiden John Duane on December 15, 2009. He weighed in at 7 lbs, 9 ounces.

Posted 3/31/10

From the Alumni House:
Amanda Morgenstern-Duane and husband, Bill welcomed their first child, a baby boy, Aiden John Duane on December 15, 2009. He weighed in at 7 lbs, 9 ounces.

Posted 1/7/10

From the Alumni House:

Gail BauerWeber and  Scott welcomed their son, Timothy Scott Weber, on November 6, 2009. He joins his big sister, Malia, age 2-1/2.

Posted 11/2/09

From the Alumni House:

Julie Suber Murray and Scott Murray ’01 celebrated the birth of their second child this morning, Samuel Ronald Murray. He weighed eight pounds.

Posted 10/5/09

From the Alumni House:

Kati Copf Van Der Linden and her husband, Aaron, welcomed the birth of their daughter, Annaleyna, on July 20, 2008. Katie enjoys her work as one of the pastor at Advent Moravian Church in Bethlehem where they reside. Katie graduated from Moravian Theological Seminary in 2006.

Posted 6/29/09

From the Alumni House:

Josh Cesare recently accepted a position at East Penn Financial Group located in Allentown, Pa. as financial service representative.

Posted 4/20/09

From Brienne:

The class of 2002 has lots of baby news to announce! Sarah Anne Leiby adopted her son, Dalton, in December. While Dalton is now 2 years old, Sarah has been caring for him since he was only 2 days old! Rob Schnitzer has a 4-year-old son, Damon, and a 1-year-old daughter, Jaycee. Delcie Higgins Hinkel and Shawn Hinkel are thrilled to announce the birth of their first son, Hunter Joseph Hinkel, on January 15, 2008. Their second son is due February 4, 2009.

Randy Woolley relocated to Delray Beach in South Florida. He continues to work as a manager with Ameriprise Financial in Boca Raton. Even with all that sunshine, Randy still finds time to visit his family and friends in the Lehigh Valley.

Emily Shertzer is moving out of the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. She accepted a job at Fort Indiantown Gap in Annville, Pa., and will work as a federal employee in the environmental division. She is excited to return to the East Coast! Emily also found time to get her master’s degree and run a pentathlon.

Scott Heydt is definitely keeping busy. His first young adult novel, O.Y.L., was released in September through Helm Publishing. For every book sold, a tree is planted in California by American Forests. More information about Scott’s book can be found at www.scotthbooks.com. Scott has received two awards for his leadership. He received the Emerging Leader Award from the Moravian Alumni Association last fall. In October, he also was honored for a leadership program (Six Pillars of Leadership) he developed for his fifth grade students. The program was one of 140 programs nationwide named as promising practices for youth character education. He received the award in Washington, D.C.

Erin Boyle and Chris Dewalt were married March 13, 2009 in Bensalem, Pa. They live in Astoria, N.Y. and work in Manhattan.

Congratulations to everyone!

From the Alumni House:

Scott A. Heydt recently was elected international director of academic affairs of Delta Tau Delta. The two-year position is one of the fraternity’s eleven-man Arch Chapter, its international board of directors.