2003

Class correspondent:
Regina Lacombe Laine

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Posted 7/1/14

Michael Zile has joined Susquehanna Bank as commercial relationship manager, vice president in the Berks/Lehigh Valley Region.  Michael will be responsible for maintaining and developing commercial banking relationships and will be based in the W. Tilghman Street office.  Michael is a 2009 graduate of Leadership Lehigh Valley and is currently attending DeSales University for an MBA.

Posted 5/30/14

Lisette Vafides Jones reports that she is married with 3 step-children who are married and 4 grandchildren.  She earned her M.S. in Management from College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ.  She is a certified Zumba Instructor and working towards her Group Training Certification from AFAA.  She is contemplating on returning to school for an HR degree or certificate and is looking into attending Emory’s HR Management Certification Program.  She works for Randstad and Office Team Placement agencies.
Kristin Vazquez received her M.Ed. in 2007 in Secondary School Counseling from Kutztown University.
Jennifer Ketz Dolga and Chris Dolga are the proud parents of a baby boy, Darren, born in November 2013.

Posted 3/31/14

Justin Porembo has a new position.  Justin left the LV Association of Realtors to be Chief of Staff to Mayor Donchez of the City of Bethlehem.

Posted 9-27-13

Bill Trub recently accepted an appointment in the English Department at Kean University’s new campus in China.  He now lives in Wenzhou on the East China Sea and teaches ESL, composition and literature to Chinese college freshmen.

Posted 8/8/13

Meg Mikovits and her husband welcomed a daughter, Wren Madeleine, on July 2, 2013.

Posted 3/11/13

Lisa Casciani-Schmidt has been promoted to assistant vice president of commercial lending at Embassy Bank.  She has been with Embassy for seven years.  She is also an active volunteer with the Second Harvest Food Bank and a former board member of Emmaus Main Street Partners.

Posted 6/27/12

From the Alumni House:
Alyson Dobracki will be finishing a Geriatric Medicine Fellowship.  Last fall, her case report Multiple Head and Neck Tumors Following Treatment for Craniopharyngioma was published in the journal Pituitary.  She is currently working on a weight-loss program for elders.  She has received prizes at the Eastern Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society and at Temple University Hospital research forum. 

Posted 4/3/12

From the Alumni House:
Allentown Central Catholic High School recently promoted John Cupples to head football coach. Central Catholic interviewed seven candidates before selecting Cupples, who was an all-conference linebacker at Moravian. 

Posted 1/31/12

From the Alumni House:

Meredith Vance is the Assistant Director of Development Communications at Rollins College. She currently resides in Winter Park, FL with her husband Logan Wellmeier. 

Posted 12/14/11

Katie Welsh-Radande ’03 and her husband Jonathan Radande welcome their daughter Ayve Mae Radande on May 9th, 2011. Katie currently works at Lehigh University as the associate director of International Programs and Study Abroad.

Posted 11/2/11

Jen Ketz works as a research analyst at PBS Kids Sprout. She is engaged to Christopher Dolga and a wedding date has been set for May 2012.

Calder Flynn received his MBA from the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester, with concentrations in finance and competitive strategy. He accepted a position as an executive associate within the compensation division at M&T Bank Corporation in Buffalo, NY.

Kelly Rindock, Jen Behagg ‘05, and Lori Khalil are is the upcoming “Mighty Macs” movie scheduled for release this weekend. They were all cast as extras on different basketball teams opposing Immaculata when filming in 2007.

Posted 10/1/11

From the Alumni House:

Marci Andrew recently became engaged to Scott Exner. A wedding date has been set for July 14, 2012.
Calder Flynn received his M.B.A. the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester, with concentrations in finance and competitive strategy. He accepted a position as an executive associate within the Compensation Division at M&T Bank Corporation in Buffalo, NY
John Stanko married Kate Ciesienski on August 13, 2011. Both John and Kate are research fellow through Harvard University Medical School in Massachusetts General Hospital.

Posted 8/1/11

From the Alumni Office:
Lorie Khalil has recently become Arcadia University’s women’s basketball coach. In addition to serving as the head coach at Centenary College for the past six years, Khalil has also worked at basketball camps in Connecticut, Maryland, Villanova, as well as for the WNBA’s New York Liberty.

Courtney Bruno graduated from Northeastern University with a Master of Science in School Counseling in May 2009. She currently works in a Boston Public K-8 school as the student and family support coordinator through Boston College’s City Connects program.

Jenny Hilkert ’03 married Michael Thomas on June 17, 2011 in Audobon, PA.  , Nikki Spangler-Lohrman ’03, Karin Miller Buckner ’03, Jackie Reeves ’05 served as bridesmaids.  Also in attendance were Luke Lohrman ’02, Aaron Buckner ’03, Michelle Lala Clark ’05 and special guest Bill Trub ’03, who flew in from South Africa, where he is working with the Peace Corps.  Additionally Jenny and Mike recently purchased their first home in Mickleton, N.J.

Posted 4/27/11

From the Alumni House:

Braden Hendershot and his wife, Chrissy, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Rhett Charles, on March 11, 2011.
Michael Gurdineer ’02 and Melissa Mertz Gurdineer are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Catherine, on May 18, 2010.

Posted 2/28/11

From the Alumni House:
Jenny Hilkert is engaged to Michael Thomas. Their wedding is planned for June 17, 2011 in Audubon, PA. In the bridal party are four fellow Moravian (and Alpha Sigma Tau) alum: Karin Buckner ’03, Nikki Lohrman ’03, Regina LaCaruba ’05, and Jaclyn Reeves ’05.

Posted 1/26/11

From the Alumni House:

We are sad to announce that David Perin passed away Saturday December 25, 2010.

Posted 12/122/10

From the Alumni House:
          David Donnangelo has written a book entitled Dreaming God’s Dreams: Dream Revelation from Heaven.  He says that the book teaches readers to realize the dream God has always had for them.           

Posted 11/30/10

From Regina:
My son, Mason, was born on August 13, 2010.
Sayward Elizabeth Green Lippincott and her husband are expecting their first child around December 26. They still live in Dover, PA and she is the pastor of First Moravian Church in York, PA.

Jeff Melia got married on October 9, 2010 to Denise Penrose. She went to Kings and graduated in 2005. They are living in Bethlehem and Jeff is teaching the fourth grade.


From the Alumni House:
Regina LaCaruba ’05 sent the following: “Bill Trüb has begun service as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in South Africa, where he will stay through 2012. He works as an educator and a teacher trainer at three schools in the village of Manyeleti, which was systematically ignored during the Apartheid. Also, Bill is celebrating the UK release of a new microfiction anthology, "Exposure." The book includes four of his prose poems and is named after one of Bill's works.”

Posted 10/29/10

From the Alumni House:
        Jaime Wassmer Black and husband, Seth, are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Emma Lynn Black, on March 24, 2010.  She was 6lbs 15 oz.  Jaime and family currently reside in Harrisburg, Pa.

Posted 10/6/10

From the Alumni House:
          Maribeth Ealey Pfeiffer and her husband Jason are happy to announce the birth of their son, Jameson Charles on August 10, 2010.  Jameson has a big sister, Riley, who is 2.

Posted 3/31/10

From the Alumni House:

Justin Arnold married Lori Christensen on July 24, 2009.

Posted 12/1/09

From the Alumni House:
Jill Wagner and Matthew Silvius are happy to announce their marriage on October 24, in Easton, Pa. They currently reside in Wind Gap, Pa.

Posted 9/1/09

From the Alumni House:
Joshua Zagorski and his wife, Jennifer, had their first child, a son, Lucas, born in June.

Posted 6/29/09

From the Alumni House:

Jill Wagner has successfully defended her doctoral dissertation “Engendered Edens: Postmodern Landscapes in Novels by John Fowles and Julian Barnes,” and will receive her PhD in English Literature and Criticism from Indiana University in Pennsylvania.  She has also published several different articles as well.

Melissa Mertz Gurdineer and Michael Gurdineer ’02 were married on February 14, 2009, and travelled to Paris for their honeymoon.

Jill E. Wagner completed the requirements for a Doctor of Philosophy degree in English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She received a master's degree from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.While at IUP, she received a presidential fellowship, a graduate assistantship and was selected to attend the 2008 Pennsylvania Governor's Conference for Women. She also completed a Center for Teaching Excellence Reflective Practice Project. She was a member of the English Book Club, Graduate Student Association, English Graduate Organization, Cross Seekers and the College English Association.Her dissertation was titled "Engendered Edens: Postmodern Landscapes in Novels by John Fowles and Julian Barnes."

Alyson L. Remsing was elected to a first term on the Alumni Board May 30. Remsing graduated Summa Cum Laude from Moravian in ’03. She is currently employed as the Judicial Secretary to the Honorable Paula A. Roscioli and resides in Bath, PA. Alyson was very active as a student at Moravian and assumed various leadership roles including Vice-President of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority and is a member of Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society.  Alyson has been an active member of the Alumni Association and most recently assumed the responsibility of Co-Chair of the Homecoming Committee.

Posted 4/20/09

From Regina:

I married Allen Laine, from my hometown, September 6, 2008; we live in Boston.

From the Alumni House:

Justin Arnold is engaged to Lori Christensen.

George Wacker recently accepted a position at Trans-Bridge Lines in Bethlehem, Pa., as public relations and marketing manager.