Class correspondent:
Jessica Naugle Bodor


Posted 12/22/14

Jessica Smith Pomeroy and her husband, Sean, welcomed their baby girl Norah Violet on August 4, 2014.

Steve Hartenstine and his wife are the proud parents of a son, Kellen James, born October 14, 2014.

Posted 7/30/14

Stephen Hartenstine married his wife, Kate, in April 2013.

Posted 7/1/14

Stephen Hartenstine married his wife, Kate, in April 2013.

Posted 5/30/14

Kelly Van Sickle is engaged to Frank Costanzo.  They are planning a November 1, 2014 wedding.
Tracy Smith recently relocated to Houston to work at the Blaffer Art Museum, the official art museum of the University of Houston, as the Director of Development & Membership.
Paula Saslafsky Schaeffer and Timothy Schaeffer are the proud parents of a baby boy, William James Schaeffer, born on November 4, 2013.
Matthew Donnelly will receive his MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management in June 2014.  He will be graduating as a member of Beta Gamma Sigma for academic honors.
Amy Lawrence Neiderer and Benjamin Neiderer had their 4th child.  Isaiah Gerard Neiderer born on February 4, 2014.  Their other children are Kali (6), Micah (4), and Audrey (2).
Joshua Schray married Jenna Denise Splain on August 4, 2012.  Their first child was born on May 8, 2013 and his name is Noah Robert Schray.
Stephen Hartenstine married his wife, Kate, in April 2013.

Posted 3/31/14

Carl Sterner and his wife, Linda, welcomed their new daughter, Alexandra May, on November 1, 2013.

Posted 2/12/14

Michael Grillo is engaged to Jessica Preston ’08.  The couple resides in Trenton, N.J. and a May, 2014 wedding is planned.
We are sad to report that Thomas R. Grape, Jr. passed away on January 22, 2014.

Posted 12/20/13

John and Kim Gillespie Panikiewsky welcomed their second daughter, Everley Tyler, on October 2, 2013.  Everley’s big sister is three year old Paisley Quinn.

Posted 12/3/13

Sarah Freed Lewis has accepted a position, as Director, Research and Data, with the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation.
Andrew R. Park and his wife, Amanda, are the proud parents of Benjamin Richard born on October 29.

Posted 8/1/13

Dana Patchcoski Abda and husband, Michael welcomed their second son, Joshua John, on June 3, 2013.  Joshua’s big brother is two year old Michael.

Posted 6/24/13

Scott Williams is leaving Men’s Health Network after 8 ½ years to accept a position to join the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.

Posted 9/27/12

Jennifer Brief married Daniel Hume on July 20, 2012 at the Olde Mill Inn in Basking Ridge, NJ.  Alumni in attendance were Kristen Kulbaba, Rachel Kyria and Jamison Licausi, Kate Chiminec, and Jennifer Wagner ’03.

Posted 9/7/12

Laura Werner Fagerland and Kurt Fagerland are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Odin Leif Fagerland on June 13, 2012.

Posted 7/30/12

From the Alumni House:
Laura Werner Fagerland and Kurt Fagerland are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Odin Leif Fagerland. He was born on June 13, 2012 in Roswell, Georgia and weighed 7 lbs., 14 oz. Odin was joyfully welcomed into the family by his two furry siblings Adelaide and Paris.
Kelly Wakeman has been chosen as the new head women’s soccer coach at Ursinus College.  As well as coaching soccer, Kelly is pursuing a Masters of Education degree.

Posted 6/27/12

From the Alumni House:
William Gayeski recently got engaged to Gretchen Barrick.  He is a director at Winning Strategies ITS in Newark, NJ.  A 2014 Wedding is planned.

Robert Fillman accepted a Teaching Fellowship at Lehigh University to pursue a Ph.D. in English.

Posted 3/20/12

Carrie L. Fellon, CFP, President of Life Stage Financial Solutions, LLC, has achieved the right to use the certification marks CFP, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER and CFP (with flame design) as awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. These marks identify those individuals who have met the rigorous experience and ethical requirements of the CFP Board; have successfully completed financial planning coursework; and have passed the two-day CFP Certification Examination.

Posted 2/29/12

From the Alumni House:
For Kelly Wakeman, her life altering moment came during the summer of 2007. The former women’s soccer player pulled up lifelong roots in the Lehigh Valley and moved to the suburbs of Washington D.C. Wakeman, who had been a ninth-grade English teacher at Easton and an assistant soccer coach at a number of schools in the Lehigh Valley Conference, immediately scoured job openings in the D.C. area.  She applied to be an assistant (women’s soccer) coach at Montgomery College, but was offered an opportunity to interview for the head coaching job.  She became the head coach at Montgomery, a junior college in Rockville, MD.

Matt Bartholomew, counselor/instructor, achieved his dream of becoming a college counselor at NCC on the Monroe Campus. He urged his audience to set goals, follow their passions, use resources at hand, and get to know people.

Posted 1/31/12

From the Alumni House:

Carl Sterner and Linda Wei Lu married on August 27, 2011.  They currently reside in Flushing, NY and both work in N.Y.C.

Posted 11/29/11

Melissa Soroka Williams was recently inducted into the Sussex county sports hall of fame. She was recognized for her softball accomplishments, particularly as a shortstop, at Pope John High School.

Posted 11/2/11

Brynn Saltzker Buskirk has a new job. She is working as the director of marketing and community relations for Phoebe Ministries, a non-profit organization that offers health care, housing and support services for adults and has many locations in eastern and central Pennsylvania.

Posted 10/1/11

From the Alumni House:

Melissa Sadecki Micari and Jeff Micari welcomed a son Benjamin Ryan on 9/1/11 and weighed 9lbs 3oz. He joins big sister Ava Grace born March, 2008.

Posted 8/31/11

From the Alumni House:
Brynn Saltzer Buskirk is now the Director of Marketing and Community Relations for Phoebe Ministries.

Sarah Freed Lewis and Kevin Lewis married on September 30, 2007 in Charleston, SC and they currently reside in Lower Macungie, PA. They have 2 children. Kylie Elizabeth was born on August 12, 2008 at Lehigh and weighed 7 lb., 6 oz. Averie Diane was born on December 6, 2010 and weighed 6 lb., 7 oz.

Posted 8/1/11

From the Alumni Office:
Dana Patchcoski Abda and her husband Michael Abda welcomed their son Michael Joseph Abda on July 5, 2011. He was 7 pounds, 12 ounces and 20.25 inches.
Allison Maikits Marcks and Trev Marcks are happy to report that their daughter, Gracie Marie, was born on September 7, 2010

Ethan Ordog ’04 and fiancé Lisa Bigony are engaged and will wed June 2, 2012

Posted 7/1/2011

From the Alumni House:

Jennifer Palmer Smith and her husband, Kyle, welcomed their first child, a son named Austin Kyle, on May 16, 2011.

Posted 6/8/11

From the Alumni House:
Robin Thomas has recently published a book titled The Petite Gardener and other stories, a collection of uplifting stories about the discovery of faith and the power of love.

Posted 4/27/11

From the Alumni House:
Brian Kurylo married Jacqueline Healy on November 13, 2010.

Posted 4/4/11

From the Alumni House:
Donna Weiner Zdanowicz is an eighth grade language arts teacher in the Montclair School District in Montclair, NJ. She is also the JV softball coach for Montclair High School.

Posted 1/26/11

From the Alumni House:

Frank J. Hesch, III has been elected president of the Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce. He has been active in the Chamber since 2005, during which he served as the chairperson of multiple committees and the Vice President of the Chamber.

Dana Patchcoski Abda and her husband Michael are expecting their first child in July 2011.

Sarah Freed Lewis welcomed daughter Averie Diane on December 6, 2010. Averie joins big sister Kylie Elizabeth.

Posted 12/22/10

From the Alumni House:
          Tracy E. Smith is actively performing and freelancing in the Boston area. She recently shot the promotional photography for "Burn This" at Zero Point Theater Company. She is also busy performing with The Boston POPS Holiday concert season.
          Elise Alexander Colancecco and her husband welcomed their first baby, Elenore Catherine, on November 11, 2010.

Posted 10/29/10

From the Alumni House:
Dana Patchcoski and Michael Abda are pleased to announce their marriage on July 24, 2010.
Jennifer Palmer Smith and husband Kyle are expecting their first child in May 2011.
Kate Hunter married Mario Carannante on October 2, 2010 at Immaculate Conception Church in Franklin, N.J.  Stephanie Russo ’05 served as the bride’s maid of honor.

Catherine Fenelon and Jean Junior Borjean are happy to announce their marriage on October 8, 2010, in Woodbury, N.Y.


Posted 10/6/10

From the Alumni House:
          Sarah Freed Lewis will be expecting her second child in December 2010.
          Rachel Crocker Jones, and husband Owen welcomed their first son, John Carter, on July 8, 2010.
          Steve Maslanek and his wife, Lauren, had their second child, a son, Luke, born in April to join Gianna, now 3.
          Jamie Good Lausch married Devin Lausch on June 22, 2007.  The couple is thrilled to announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, Addison Ryan Lausch, on March 27, 2010.  Jamie is a fourth grade teacher in the Bethlehem Area School District and Devin is a chemical engineer at GlaxoSmithKline in King of Prussia.  The Lausch family resides in Macungie, Pa.

Posted 8/4/10

From the Alumni House:
    Tracy Smith was recently promoted to Director of Parent & Alumni Relations from Assistant Director of Development for Alumni, Family, & Friends at The Boston Conservatory, located in Boston, MA. 

Posted 3/31/10

Ethan Ordog is working for the law firm of Begley, Begley & Bookbinder in Moorestown, New Jersey where he concentrates his practice on Elder Law, Estate/Trust Litigation and Guardianships. He is also proud to announce his engagement to Lisa D. Bigony, Esq. on January 23, 2010. A spring 2012 wedding is planned.
Amy Lawrence Neiderer and Benjamin had a second child, a son, Micah, born June 12, 2009. Their daughter Kali is now 2 years old.

Posted 3/4/10

From the Alumni House:
Ethan Ordog is working for the law firm of Begley, Begley & Bookbinder in Moorestown, New Jersey where he concentrates his practice on Elder Law, Estate/Trust Litigation and Guardianships. He is also proud to announce his engagement to Lisa D. Bigony, Esq. on January 23, 2010. A spring 2012 wedding is planned.

Posted 1/7/10

From the Alumni House:

Melissa Soroka Williams married David Yoe Williams III on October 17, 2009 at The Church of Saint James in Basking Ridge, NJ.

Posted 11/2/09

From the Alumni House:
Melissa Sadecki Micari passed her CASAC exam and is now a credentialed addictions substance abuse counselor. She also received a promotion to Clinical Supervisor at Catholic Charities chemical dependence clinic.
Tracy E. Smith writes, "I have been actively promoting my photography throughout the Boston area. Recently, two of my photos of the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Boston were featured on various websites and publications. The attached photo can be found in the Fall Arts Preview Catalog published by ArtsBoston (www.artsboston.org)."
Dr. Marissa Weaknecht became engaged to Brice Ambron. An October 2010 wedding is planned.
Mrs. Shannon Clay Mohap

Posted 10/5/09

From the Alumni House:

Jennifer Palmer Smith ’04 was recently photographed to appear on the front cover of t he October/November 2009 issue of Bucks County Women’s Journal, a bi-monthly educational newspaper for women.  Considering a leading businesswoman of Bucks County, her photo and biography will be featured inside the publication.

Posted 9/1/09

From the Alumni House:
Kim Broadbent writes: “I recently got accepted into the University of Pennsylvania’s historic preservation M.S. program.  I start classes full time this fall and am looking forward to going back to school.”

Jacquelene Healy and Brian Kurylo are happy to announce their engagement.  The wedding ceremony will take place in New York, NY.

Posted 6/29/09

From the Alumni House:

Angela Morgan and Chad Wakeman are engaged to be married.  Angela is currently a teacher at Liberty High School.

Kate Chiminec recently accepted a great job offer to become the Employment Manager of the New York Daily News and its sister company, US News and World Report.

Tracy Smith was recently accepted into the Tangelwood Festival Chorus in Boston. The chorus performs with the Boston Symphony and the Boston Pops throughout the year. This summer she will be spending time in the Berkshires working with the choir and renowned conductor James Levine.

Posted 4/20/09

From the Alumni House:

Kaitlyn Cerco and Matthew McKittrick are happy to announce they were married on September 27, 2008 in Clarks Summit, Pa. Alumni in the wedding were Melanie Rychok, Melissa Cerco ’02, Lauren Homa ’07, Andrew Cerco ’02, and Stephen Plunkett ’07. The couple resides in Emmaus, Pa. 

Tracy Smith recently accepted a position at The Boston Conservatory as assistant director of development for alumni, family, and friends. Tracy was previously employed at Drexel University as senior secretary for the department of architecture.

Debra Leibensperger married Todd Klokis last May, and the couple now resides in Lewisburg, Pa. Many Moravians attended, including bridesmaids Della Leibensperger Kennedy ’96, Angie Kramer ’05, and Gena Gallo ’05; groomsman Mike Young; and soloist Becky Dishon Young. Guests included Mark Price ’96, Joey Holmes ’05, Jackie Collette ’05, Lauren Roller, Ethan Ordog, Lauren Pany, Jess Naugle, Jason Snider ’06, Andy Park, Brett Porter, Amy Barikos, Kristen Moyer Madeira ’03, Ann ’74 and Dick Claussen, Jon ’82 and Suzanne Conrad, and Holly and Nick Nonnemacher.