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Reunion Alumni Weekend
May 21-22, 2010

Class correspondent:
Regina LaCaruba
regina_lacaruba@yahoo.com

Posted 11/21/14

Stephanie Hachey Webb and her husband, Chad, welcomed twin daughters Juliette and Lucy on July 19, 2014.
Kirsli Spinks and Ed Moskowicz welcomed twins Piper Grey Spinks-Moskowicz and Porter Joseph Spinks- Moskowicz on October 2, 2014.
Lindsay Carpenter Glynn and Tom Glynn were married on September 20, 2014 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.  Amy Miller Knecht was a bridesmaid.  They currently live in Dallas, Pa.  Tom is employed with Bank of America and Lindsay works for the Lake-Lehman School District.
Stephanie Eddinger Mantz and husband, David, welcomed their first child, Noah on October 24, 2014.
Amy Miller Knecht and Josh Knecht were married on April 26, 2014 in Catasauqua, Pa.  Bridesmaids were Erin Gallagher ’04, Lindsay Carpenter Glynn ’05, Syzane Arifaj ’06, and Sara Williams Buckley ’05.  The Best Man was Jody Geiger ’05.  Josh Knecht works for Kensol Airways in Whitehall, Pa. and Amy is a partner at the law firm, O’Keefe, Miller & Thielen.
Michelle Lala Clark and husband, Dan Clark, welcomed a beautiful baby boy, Benjamin Daniel Clark, on September 24, 2014.  Photographer Michelle is beyond thrilled to have a new subject to photograph. 

Posted 10/27/14

Concannon Miller & Co. P.C. announced that Melissa Duarte Daley, CPA has been promoted to Manager in the Audit and Accounting Department.

Posted 9/25/14

Aditya Khanna, Ph.D. is working as a research scientist at the University of Chicago.  He works on statistical data analysis, and computational modeling of HIV transmission.  Aditya completed his Ph.D. at the University of Washington.

Posted 7/1/14

Justin Hahn has joined the firm of Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber, Schreck as an associate.  Justin is a member of the corporate and business department where his focus is on mergers and acquisitions.  He is located in the firm’s Denver office.

Posted 5/30/14

Justin Hahn received his J.D. in May, 2013 from the University of Denver – Sturm College of Law.  He is a member of the Colorado bar.
Angela Kramer Maiorino and Nicholas Maiorino welcomed their first child last summer.  Massimo G. Maiorino was born on July 17, 2013 and he is doing wonderfully.

Posted 5-2-14

Jennifer Kunes Driscoll and Justin Driscoll had their second child, Aidan Patrick, in October 2013.
Jennifer Dinowitz Burns and her husband, Charles Burns, have two children; Addisyn born in 2013 and Brantley born in January 2014.
Michael Caffrey, III and his wife, Jenna, welcomed their first child, Bryna Caffrey on March 18, 2013.
Stephanie Webb graduated with a Masters Degree in Gifted, Talented, and Creative Studies from Arkansas State University in December 2013.
Rebecca Stewart received her Masters in Taxation from Villanova University.
Hillary Dowling Raining received her M.Div. from Yale Divinity and will receive her D.Min. in May from Drew University.
Shawn Nelson and Karinne Dieser Nelson ’07 welcomed their first child, Connor Nelson.  Connor was born in November, 2013.

Posted 3/31/14

Christina Wallace Garr and her husband Cliff Garr ’07 are the proud parents of Wesley Clifford Garr. Wesley was born on June 20, 2013 and was eager to get into daddy’s football gear to cheer on the Hounds!

Posted 3/4/14

Jason Fedor was married to Kathryn Semanoff on August 3, 2013.

Posted 2/12/14

Amy Miller has been named a partner with the law firm of O’Keefe, Miller & Thielen.  Amy was previously  an associate with O’Keefe & Sher.

Jennifer Kunes Driscoll and her husband, Justin, are proud to announce the birth of their second child, Aidan Patrick Driscoll.  Aidan was born on October 7, 2013. 
Posted 12/20/13

Regina LaCaruba and her husband, Stephen Galgocy, welcomed their new daughter, Amelia Colette on July 7, 2013.  Michelle Lala Clark, Regina’s college roommate, is now a proud auntie.Posted 1/6/13

Gina Cain and Casey Galligan ’06 were married on September 15 at The Inn at Huntingfield Creek in Rock Hall, Md. Following a honeymoon in Hawaii, the couple resides in Clinton, NJ.

Posted 6/27/12

From the Alumni House:

Daniel Rundle is engaged to Nina Hertzog.

Melissa Dunne-Porter Wiedmayer and Joseph Wiedmayer ‘00 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

Jamie Steigerwalt recently got engaged to Sjaun Lobdell.  A November wedding is planned.

On May 19, Jackie Collette married Jason Fox at Huff’s Church in Alburtis, Pa. The reception was held at Bear Creek Resort. Gena Gallo Holmes was a member of the wedding party; other Moravian attendees were Joey Holmes, Katie Stocker, Joe Castellano ’61 and his wife JoAnne, and Barbara Parry from the Alumni Relations office. Jackie and Jason honeymooned in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

Posted 1/31/12

From the Alumni House:

David Benson has been promoted to senior in the Tax Services practice at ParenteBearde. 

Posted 12/19/11

Julie Anderson married Steven Shoults, in the Moravian chapel on November 19. Julie is working toward her doctorate after completing her Masters at University of Connecticut.  Steven has relocated from Alaska and they are currently residing off - campus at U.Conn.

Posted 8/1/11

From the Alumni Office:
Heather L. Corey’s bouquet reliefs made with cast paper are influenced by natural elements found at the ocean’s shoreline at low tide. Chain Letter is a group show wherein 10 artists have been invited to participate. Those 10 then invite 10 artists whom they admire. Those 10 invite 10 more and so on. This cycle continues for 30 days. The result is an exponentially massive, artist-curated group show based entirely on admiration. Chain Letter will be on display through August 26th at Shoshana Wayne Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue, B1, Santa Monica, CA 90404. http://shoshanawayne.com/upcoming-exhibitions.  

Rusty Trump started a new job as a Creative Service Project Manager for Getty Images in Manhattan.

Kirsli Spinks was recently hired back at Moravian as the Designer-in-Residence and will be teaching two courses this fall and three in the spring as well as supervising StudioSouth.  She is currently living in London but will be moving back to the US in mid August.  She and fiancé Scott are planning a wedding for November 2011.

Congratulations to Joe Pulcini.  He and his wife, Ava, recently welcomed daughter Ava to the family.  Ava was born on July 26th at 7lbs 13oz.

Maggie Verhalen Hansbrough ’05 married Mike Hansbrough on June 12th in Easton, PA.  They live in Omaha, NE.

Posted 4/27/11

From the Alumni House:

Patrick St. John joined the Schott Foundation for Public Education as its multimedia communications manager. 
Daniel Rundle married Nina Hertzog on June 26, 2010.  Their son, Marcus Ethan, was born on December 9, 2010.

Posted 2/28/11

From Regina:
Jenny Hilkert ’03 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.
Regina has just relocated to Delray Beach, Florida. She is working as a research scientist in the Gulf of Mexico on the Mississippi Canyon Incident (BP Oil Spill). Happy to catch up with fellow alumni in the area: Kelly Cammarata ’05, Randy Woolley ’02, and Chris Benigno ’05.

Posted 1/26/11

From the Alumni House:

We are sad to report that Richard Muschlitz passed away on January 22, 2011.

Posted 12/22/10

From the Alumni House:
Stephanie Hachey married Chad Webb in Summit, NJ on July 31, 2010. Danielle Teles Jaworek '04, Elizabeth Smolick '04, Paula Saslafsky Schaeffer '04, and Evan Donovan were in the bridal party. Readings were done by Erin Lund Howard '04 and Veronica Howell '06 at the ceremony.

Posted 11/30/10

From the Alumni House:
In May of 2010 Jill Seyfried Frack completed her first master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. In October of 2010 Jill completed her second master's degree, an MBA. Jill has started a consulting company called: Opportunistic Consulting. Web Address www.opportunisticconsulting.com or Facebook Opportunistic Consulting.

Regina LaCaruba ’05 is working in the Gulf Coast on the clean up from the BP Gulf oil spill. She wrote that the Mississippi Canyon incident (BP Gulf Oil Spill) is unparalleled in the scope of its potential geographic impact. Marine and estuarine ecosystems from Texas to Florida are being assessed to support the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) process established by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. Response efforts she has been involved in include submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) sampling which is oil screening for submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) anchored sentinels to determine the concentration/source of oil compounds in Gulf seagrasses and estuaries.

SAV is directly important to ecological function, as it provides food and habitat, maintains water quality, and protects shorelines from erosion. Project framework includes pre-assessment, restoration planning and implementation. She also does plankton sampling and has also worked onboard an offshore vessel for a few weeks at a time, performing zooplankton, larval fish and decapod collection sampling by means of CTD scans, “bongo”, and neuston netting at 25m and 200m. Oil screening, biomass measurement and copepod mortality analyses can provide valuable insight to assessing oil spill impacts. Responsibilities also included compiling all day-shift sampling data and preparing it for laboratory analysis.

Stephanie Hachey married Chad Webb in Summit, NJ on July 31, 2010. Danielle Teles Jaworek '04, Elizabeth Smolick '04, Paula Saslafsky Schaeffer '04, and Evan Donovan  were in the bridal party. Readings were done by Erin Lund Howard '04 and Veronica Howell '06 at the ceremony. The couple currently resides in Scotch Plains, NJ.

 

Posted 10/29/10

From the Alumni House:
Katherine Boor was married to Scott Santos on October 10, 2010.

Posted 8/4/10

From the Alumni House:
      Alyssa DeSimone completed her master’s degree in Elementary Reading in April of 2010. She was awarded the 2010 New Jersey Governor’s Teacher Recognition/Teacher of the Year Award by the school district where she has been teaching for the last five years.

Posted 7/22/10

Alyssa DeSimone completed her master’s degree in Elementary Reading in April of 2010. She was awarded the 2010 New Jersey Governor’s Teacher Recognition/Teacher of the Year Award by the school district where she has been teaching for the last five years.

Posted 7/6/10

From the Alumni House:
    Joseph Holmes and Gena Gallo were married in Bethlehem on December 19, 2009. Rev. Adam Spaugh was the officiant at the wedding ceremony, and Jacqueline Collette and Katie Suib were members of the wedding party. The couple currently resides in Quakertown, Pa. Gena completed an Educational Specialist degree at Lehigh University in May 2010 and Joey will complete a Masters degree in Education in August of 2010.

      Todd James and Charlsie Keefe were married in Scranton, Pa. on May 22, 2010. Faye Zaninelli ‘04, Borko Milosev ‘04 and Tom Seman ‘04 were in the bridal party
Posted 6/2/10

From the Alumni House:
Paul and Betty Cianfichi of Warrington are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Cianfichi, to Andrew Bartynski of Fort Washington, PA. Krissy is employed as a sales revenue analyst at Teva Pharmaceuticals in North Wales, and is currently enrolled at Drexel’s LeBow College of Business pursuing her Master of Business Administration. Andrew proposed to Krissy this past Valentine’s Day weekend where the couple first met.  A June 2011 wedding is planned.

Posted 5/4/10

From the Alumni House:
          Michael A. Caffrey III received the Young Accountant Alumni Award on April 26, 2010, he was one of three outstanding students that the Accounting Club at Moravian College honored. Caffrey, CPA, is the audit supervisor at McGladrey & Pullen, LLP.

Posted 3/4/10

From the Alumni House:
Charlsie Keefe, and Todd James ’04 would like to announce their engagement.  The couple will be married on May 22, at Nativity BVM, Tunkhannock. Charlsie is employed as an account manager with SNL Financial, and Todd is employed as the head of capital markets strategies by the Trout Group, both are located in New York.

Posted 1/7/10

From the Alumni House:

Jill Seyfried Frack completed her internship for her Master's in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine (SDHIPM) at the Center for Grief Care and Education. The program she worked with was Camp Erin, a bereavement Camp for kids ages 6-17. After completing her internship she was hired on by SDHIPM in the Human Resources Department. In October of 2009 her and her husband purchased their first home.

Posted 12/1/09

From the Alumni House:
Jackie Reeves recently purchased her first home in Haddonfield, N.J.

Posted 11/13/09

Christina Wallace and Cliff Garr ’07 were married on May 30, 2009 in Bethlehem, Pa. They purchased a home are are currently living in Northampton, Pa. Cliff is working as a sales rep for Paychex and Christina is an administrative assistant in the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office.

Posted 10/5/09

From the Alumni House:
Stephanie Beitler Rauch-Mannino and Ned Rauch-Mannino are happy to announce their marriage on September 5, 2009 at Jacob’s Church in New Tripoli, Pa. They currently reside in Philadelphia.
Rev. Adam Spaugh and Eileen Gottshalk Spaugh ’07 announce the birth of their son, Wes, earlier this summer. He is expected to graduate from Moravian in the spring of ’31.

Posted 9/1/09

From the Alumni House:

Heather McGarvie Corey’s art will be displayed in a solo exhibition at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J. this September.  Paper and its potential as a medium sparked Heather’s attention at Moravian. Alongside artist Doug Zucco, she practiced Western and Eastern traditions of papermaking and pulled sheets from cooked vegetable fibers such as cotton, daylily, and hemp.  She furthered her discipline at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (MFA) and investigated paper as the subject rather than the surface.
Her recent exhibitions and experiences include: Catalog for Tokyo Juried Art Exhibition, Ozu Washi Gallery and Oji Paper Museum, Tokyo, Japan (2009); Dieu Donné Papermill, Inc. Workspace, New York, NY (2008); and Paper Collaboration, Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Deer Isle, ME (2007).     
As she breaks down a plant into its fibrous form, she reconstitutes its make-up to reflect how she sees it in nature. Plants on Paper incorporates old papermaking traditions with cast paper sculptures and printmaking techniques.  Abaca, a Philippine banana stem fiber, is her fiber of choice because of its versatility.  Beating time softens this fiber which creates a pulp that can be cast in low or high relief.  Pulp is then layered and impressed to form basic organic shapes. Afterwards, these dried pieces are assembled and painted. Lace paper and silk flowers are used in an overlay, and stitching is used to enhance interlocking compositions and forms of foliage.

Artists Murray Dessner, Betsy Miraglia, and Doug Zucco have influenced her discovery of the exclusivity of paper. Drawing upon their expertise, she continues to tailor her working practices.
Posted 8/7/09

From Regina:

Last fall, over Thanksgiving break, I traveled to England with Michelle Lala ’05. It was a great trip! Recently I have gotten together with fellow Moravians Brett Porter, Chris Marcin, Jackie Reeves ’05, Alana Speicher ’05, Dan Waingarten ’06, Stephanie Russo ’05, and Matt Henry ’07 at my annual Halloween party! Hope everyone is doing well, and please keep me updated; you can reach me on Facebook or My Space. Take care!

Sarah Mueller ’06 is engaged to Mark Wimmer, and they live in Bethlehem. They will marry on November 7, 2009. Eileen Weber DeAngelis and Andrew DeAngelis ’05 will be in the wedding party.

Dan Waingarten ’06 is a legal specialist for the law firm Wachtel, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. He lives in Brooklyn.

Michele Ervin ’04 is the associate photo editor for Popular Mechanics magazine in New York City; she lives in Cliffton, N.J.

Gerry McGlinn ’06 works in the organizational development department at Lehigh Valley Hospital. He is pursuing his master’s in clinical counseling psychology at LaSalle University.

Steph Hachey ’05 and Chad Webb became engaged in September. Steph teaches third grade in Linden, N.J.

Danielle Geist ’06 received her master’s in art therapy from Marywood University in May 2008. She lives in New Brunswick, N.J. and works for Princeton Medical Center, providing outpatient art therapy for children and adults.

Heather McGarvie ’05 and Daniel Corey ’05 were married November 22, 2008. They live in Hoboken, N.J. Heather is a fine arts teacher at Paramus High School and Dan is an associate at J.P. Morgan.

Christopher Marcin, a track coach in New Jersey, received a Coach of the Year award. Way to go, Chris!

Bill Trub is the senior editor of Business Facilities magazine and an adjunct professor of English at Ocean County College. Two of his poems are featured in the forthcoming anthology In the Telling. His work was published previously in Your Message (2008) and The Review of Contemporary Poetry (2005) 

Kyle Slemmer ’05 and Kristin Franks ’05 were married in North Wales, Pa., on August 8, 2008. John Spinella ’04 was the best man and Adam Spaugh ’05 officiated. Attending were Justin DeAngelo ’02, Josh Schray ’04, Derek Short ’04, Elizabeth Smolick ’04, Brent Missimer ’04, Corri Smith ’04, Steph Hachey ’05, Briana McGonnagle ’05, Matt Smyth ’05, Nate Kappenstein ’05, Andrew Reinholz ’06, Russ Cetuk ’06, and Eileen Gottshalk Spaugh.

Karinne Dieser is a marketing  specialist for Sodexho and has been working with the company since September 2007.

Diana Del Valle ’07 and Chad Majczan ’06 plan to marry July 4, 2009 in New Jersey.

Jen Tori Shick and Ryan Shick ’00 are expecting their second child this spring.

Posted 6/29/09

From the Alumni House:

Rena Drezner received tenure at Massapequa High School on Long Island.

Jackie Collette was elected to a first term on the Alumni Board May 30. Collette resides in Bethlehem, PA and recently graduated Cum Laude from Dickinson School of Law.  She plans on taking the Bar Exam in July and beginning her employment with Gardner Law offices in September.  Jackie graduated Summa Cum Laude from Moravian ’05 and was active in many activities as a student, and was president of the Student Alumni Association. As an alumna, Jackie has been an Alumni weekend and Homecoming attendee for the past 4 years, and has also attended Mardi Gras and the Hall of Fame Awards.  She was the on the Inauguration Committee and served on the Alumni Weekend Committee.

Posted 4/20/09

From the Alumni House:

Kara Mergl ’06 was recently promoted to director for research and evaluation at Common Ground in New York City.

Adam Spaugh was installed as a full-time pastor at New Hope Moravian Church in Newton on September 7, 2008. 

Michael Caffrey III, a senior associate at McGladrey & Pullen, recently passed the final part of the CPA exam.

Christina Wallace and fiance Clifford Garr ’07 recently moved to Northampton, Pa.