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Class correspondent:
Laura Sahlender Boyer
laurasahlender@gmail.com

Posted 8/27/14

Laura Sahlender Boyer and husband, Tyler Boyer welcomed baby, Vail, last December.  Laura pursued medical school and decided that she envisions doing something different than a career in medicine.  Currently she is very happy to be at home with Vail.  Tyler is a Special Agent with the IRS.  They recently moved to the Lehigh Valley from Philadelphia.
Mike Clemente married Allison Story ’10 on June 28, 2014.

Posted 5/30/14

Friends of Nursing Celebrates Patient Care at Lehigh Valley Health Network and Nichole D’Alessio received a 2014 Friends of Nursing Award.  Nicole works for LVHN in the Pediatric Medical-Surgical Unit.

Posted 5/2/14

Dan Larson and Lynsey Augustus Larson ’08 are the proud parents of Nola (born August, 2010) and Gustave (Gus) (born April, 2013).  They reside in downtown Dover, DE where they are currently preparing to open a children’s boutique named Stinky Toad.  They celebrate their 5 year wedding anniversary this June.
Kristin Maddaloni received her Masters in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University.
Timothy Guider received a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and is currently pursuing an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Lehigh.
Christina LaVecchia is pleased to announce her engagement to her longtime partner Inuk Zandvakili, who she met in graduate school.  They are planning a January 2015 wedding in Cincinnati.
Sylvia Paz writes that after 30 years, I retired from the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas in December, 2011.  I now spend my time writing fictional short stories, poems, and short novels.  I enjoy translating works of literature from English to Spanish and vice versa.
Ryan Shelley received a MFA in Graphic Design from MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art).
Joanna Herren will be graduating in May with her M.Div. from Moravian Theological Seminary.
Kathleen Fenner Stellerine received her Masters in Education, Curriculum and Instruction from Winthrop University.
Christina Fleck received her Ph.D. in Applied Organizational Psychology from Hofstra University.
Karinne Dieser Nelson and Shawn Nelson ’05 welcomed their first child, Connor Nelson in November, 2013.

Posted 3/31/14

Cliff Garr and his wife, Christina Wallace Garr ’05 are the proud parents of Wesley Clifford Garr born on June 20, 2013.

Posted 3/4/14

Christina LaVecchia was recently recognized as an outstanding graduate teaching assistant by the Graduate School at the University of Cincinnati.  She was named a College of Arts and Sciences recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award.  Christina received her award at a luncheon with the Dean and Associate Dean of the Graduate School, as well as the Provost of the University.
Michael D. DiCindio, Esq. left the Chester County District Attorney’s Office to go into private practice at the Law Offices of Michael T. van der Veen in Philadelphia.  His main areas of practice are criminal defense and personal injury.

Posted 9-27-13

Jessica Shupp Hess and her husband Brian are proud to announce the birth of their baby girl, Georgia Anne Hess.  Georgia arrived on May 24.
Mindy Muffley Tkach and her husband, Nathaniel, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Charlotte Joyce.  Charlotte was born on August 8, 2013.  Charlotte has an older brother, Wesley.
Matt Brehm and Meredith Wertheim Brehm ’09 were married in May, 2013.  Many Moravian alumni were in attendance, including Cristina Tumasz Houston ’09, Diana Boutros Seitz ’09, Jenna Byorek ’09, Kris Foulk ’08, Dave Berger ’08, Tom Carroll ’07, Dan Stansbury ’07, Mike Clemente ’07, Joe Bobadilla ’07, Maura Acox ’11, Brad Domitrovitsch ’05, MaryKate Kelly ’09, Meghan Kitzhoffer ’08, Lindsay Yeakel ’09, Kerry McKinley ’11, Allison Story ’10, Cassidy Thomas ’09, and, the College President Christopher Thomforde.

Posted 5/21/13

Stephanie J. Widger recently earned a master of science in education from Wilkes University. 
Anthony Sarno is entering the police academy and will work for Lacey Township after graduation in Septembeber.
Tim & Jill Woodbury Guider are the proud parents of Matthew Joseph Guider who was born on December 12, 2012.

Posted 4/2/13

Stephanie J. Widger recently earned a master of science in education from Wilkes University. 

Posted 3/11/13

Stephanie J. Widger recently earned a master of science in education from Wilkes University

Posted 2/5/13

Marissa Iezzi is a music teacher at Roberto Clemente Charter School in Allentown.  Her students sang at the National City Christian church in downtown Washington on January 19 as part of the days-long festivities leading up to the inauguration of President Obama.  Marissa and her students all had tickets to watch Obama’s ceremonial swearing-in. 

Posted 12/4/12

Marissa Sharon is now working as a Pastry Chef at Doma in Beverly Hills, CA.  The restaurant opened at the end of October to rave reviews and is quickly becoming a neighborhood favorite.  Marissa wrote that the opportunity came up very unexpectedly and that it was a big risk but totally worth it!

Posted 9/28/12

Jennifer Gillard was recently accepted at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice.  She will be pursuing a Master of Science in Non-Profit Leadership.

Valerie Korsak '07 and Michael Sharkazy were married at St. Peter's Church in Coplay, PA on July 14th, 2012.  Their reception was held at Bear Creek Mountain Resort in Macungie.  Kelly Bauer '07 and Justin Klement '07 were members of the wedding party.  Other Moravian attendees include Catherine DiOdoardo '04, Jillian Mlynek-McMullen '07, Patrick McMullen '07, Rachel Radocha '08, Chris Earley '08, Jenna Wallace '08, and Michael Walp '08. Valerie and Michael honeymooned in Riviera Maya, Mexico. 

Tyler Boyer and Laura Sahlender, both Class of 2007, were married on June 23, 2012 and celebrated with family and friends with a ceremony and reception at The Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia. Elizabeth Millili '07 served as a bridesmaid. Tyler works for the Internal Revenue Service and Laura is a second year medical student at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Posted 7/30/12

Reunion Homecoming-October 12-13, 2012

Posted 7/30/12

Erin Recker will teaching fourth grade this upcoming fall for the Whitehall-Coplay School District.

Posted 6/27/12

From the Alumni House:

Brian Bergstol is participating in the U.S. Open qualifying. He qualified for the U.S. Open in 2008.
Posted 5/11/12

From the Alumni House:

We are happy to announce the engagement of Kellie Cole & Thomas Kesler. The couple, who met in Rome, Italy, plan to wed in June 2013 at The Greentree Country Club overlooking Long Island Sound. 

We are happy to announce the engagement of Matthew Brehm & Meredith Wertheim ’09.  The couple got engaged while on holiday in Paris.  A May 2013 wedding is planned.  Matthew is in his fifth year as a NYPD officer.  Meredith is currently a pediatric nurse at NYU Medical Center.
Posted 2/29/12

From the Alumni House:
As the operations manager for Lehigh University Art Galleries, Denise Stangl makes the exhibits happen.  Her job is to deal with the financial, legal, and human resource aspects of the galleries, and to administer advertising campaigns, grand writing, donation collection, and volunteer coordination.  She also supervises the museum consignment shop.

Mike Lorenz
is a guitarist hailing from the Philadelphia region.  Since graduating with a bachelor’s of music in Jazz Performance, he has kept a busy schedule as a performer and instructor.  He leads his own group, performing his original jazz compositions.  The Mike Lorenz Quartet celebrates the release of their CD, “In The Woods.”  The Quartet played at Moonstone on February 10, 2012. 

Posted 11/2/11

Virginia Wilkins Hinders will be presenting at the 52nd Annual American Translators Association Conference in Boston, MA. Virginia and a colleague will be presenting a resume workshop

Posted 10/1/11

From the Alumni House:

Travis Nace is currently living with Helen Benson in the city of Fairfax, Virgina. They will both be pursuing their masters degrees in 2012. They have two adopted cats from the SPCA named Dimple and Sally.

LeeAnna Marie Roberts of Meshoppe, P.A., was among the 260 graduates awarded the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) at the College’s 120th commencement.

Posted 8/31/11

From the Alumni House:
Christina LaVecchia finished her M.A. in English literature this past spring. This fall she begins her Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Cincinnati.
 
LeeAnna Roberts is a first year resident at Susquehanna Health in Williamsport, PA. She graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Posted 8/1/11

From the Alumni Office:
Army Sgt. Joshua Kline graduated with honors from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

Posted 7/1/2011

From the Alumni House:
Cristina Fabish McCoach and Jeff McCoach are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Patrick Jeffery. He was born on March 9, 2011 in Phoenixville, PA, and weighed 5 lbs, 3 oz. He arrived 6 weeks early, spent 15 days in the NICU, and is now a very happy and healthy little boy.

Dr. LeeAnna Roberts recently received the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She will continue to further her medical training in family medicine in Williamsport, PA.
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Posted 6/8/11

From the Alumni House:
Peter Cunha, was recently elected Executive Editor of the 66th Volume of the University of Miami Law Review for 2011-2012. Peter will be beginning his final year of law school in the fall.  In addition, the review will publish and article written by him titled, “A BRIC of Gold and Green? The Interplay Between Foreign Investment and Environmental Law in Brazil” in the upcoming year.  Also, this past March, he had the honor and privilege of meeting former United States Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

Virginia Wilkins Hinders will be presenting at the 2011 Conference of the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators in Long Beach, California.

From Laura:           
Laura Sahlender and Tyler Boyer announced their engagement, and are planning a wedding on June 23, 2012.
Mindy Muffley Tkach and husband Nathaniel announced the birth of their first son, Wesley Michael Tkach, on April 2, 2011.
Congratulations to Tyler Boyer for being awarded the Moravian College "Young Alumni Accounting Award" on April 17.

 

Posted 12/11/10

From the Alumni House:
Marissa Sharon has recently accepted a position working as a pastry cook for Scarpetta at the Montage Beverly Hills.

Posted 11/30/10

From the Alumni House:
Patrick McMullen '07 and Jillian Mlynek McMullen '07 were married on October 2, 2010.

Posted 10/6/10

From the Alumni House:
               Casey Lynn Kaptein is engaged to Kurt William Reinhardt. She is pursuing a Master’s degree in education at The College of New Jersey. She is a second-grade teacher at Rolling Hills Primary School in Vernon. A wedding is planned for June 2011 at the Manor in West Orange.
               Marissa Sharon writes, “I have been living in Los Angeles since August 2009 and working as a pastry cook at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel for the past year.  In that time, I have also established my website, marissasharon.com, where Ishare not only my resume and personal information but also images of my work (in both culinary and visual arts) and recipes.  My work this summer at the hotel’s pop-up restaurant called The Bridge has been especially fun for me.  I have been able to share a selection of original desserts using all my own recipes on a rotating menu of seasonal specialties.  Additionally, I have been selected to make regular appearances on Every Way Woman, a talk show based in Los Angeles which airs on local cable and online.  I filmed my first segment this past week (which will be airing in October) and discussed how to make Tart Tatin as a perfect dessert for holiday entertaining.”

Posted 8/4/10

From the Alumni House:
    Virgina Wilkins Hinders and her colleague have been selected to present at the 51st Annual Conference of the American Translators Association in Denver, Colorado.

Posted 7/6/10

From the Alumni House:

    Tim Guider ’07 and Jill Woodbury Guider ’07 are happy to announce their marriage on June 5, 2010 at Moravian’s Borhek Chapel.  It was a completely Moravian themed wedding everything blue & grey!

Posted 5/4/10

From the Alumni House:
Virginia Wilkins Hinders will be presenting at the 2010 Conference of the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators. Virginia and her colleague will be presenting a session entitled: “Breaking Barriers: Challenges for rare language interpreters.”

Posted 3/4/10

From the Alumni House:
Brian Bergstol earned a full-season exemption onto the Hooters Tour golf series for 2010.

posted 2/2/10

Dan Gohdes is attending law school at Valparaiso School of Law in Indiana.  He was asked to join the Valparaiso School of Law honor society.

Posted 1/7/10

From the Alumni House:

Kyle A. Keller has joined Wagner, Morey & Nee, LLC Certified Public Accountants and Consultants in Bethlehem Township as a staff accountant.

Posted 12/1/09

From the Alumni House:
Diana DelValle married Chad Majczan ’06 on July 4, 2009. Congratulations!

Posted 11/2/09

From the Alumni House:
Mindy Muffley Tkach was married on Sept. 27, 2008 and just celebrated her first anniversary with husband Nathaniel Tkach. She currently teaches biology at Stroudsburg Area High School.
Virginia Wilkins will marry Paul Justin Hinders on November 21, 2009 at a Black Tie Affair at the Tremont Grand in Baltimore, MD.

Posted 10/5/09

From the Alumni House:

Christina LaVecchia has been accepted to the University of Cincinnati’s Department of English and Comparative Literature with a teaching assistantship.  She will graduate with a master’s degree in English Literature in June of 2011.

Posted 9/1/09

From the Alumni House:
Ivy Walker writes, “ I have begun training in the United States Peace Corps, Benin, West Africa!”

Benjamin West recently accepted a position at USI Affinity located in Philadelphia as accountant.  Benjamin recently was employed at Ross Richard Associates as Data Quality Analyst.  He writes, "After a slowdown at my other job, I switched to the growing field of accounting.  I have been working here for the past 3 months."

Posted 8/3/09

From the Alumni House:
Kristen Zacheis graduated from Widener University with her MSW in May 2009. She will be working as a Therapist at the Center for Children in LaPlata, Md.

Marissa Sharon received a Professional Certificate in Italian Baking & Pastry from Apicius International School of Hospitality on May 19, 2009.  "My education at Apicius (in Florence, Italy) was funded, in part, by a prestigious American Restaurant Award Scholarship from the James Beard Foundation."
Posted 6/29/09

From the Alumni House:

Lauren Gass and Freddie Johnson have purchased their first home in Orefield PA on St. Patrick’s Day this year.

Kim Gialanella works as a property manager for ValleyWide Real Estate and Asset Management.  She has helped launch ValleyWide’s internship program.

Dean Sbriscia currently works for Hess Corporation as a financial commodities trader in Manhattan, NY.  He recently received an MBA in Finance from St. Peter’s College in Jersey City, NJ.

One of Lindsey Lustrino’s beautiful illustrations was featured on the cover of the Spring Lake (NJ) Historical Society’s May newsletter. It was a drawing of a home to promote the 30th anniversary of the Spring Lake House Tour.

Scott G. Shelbo was elected to a first term on the Alumni Board on May 30. Shelbo graduated from Moravian in ’07 with a degree in Biology and Business.  While at Moravian, Scott was on Dean’s List, President of S.A.A.C, a S.A.M representative mentoring student athletes, on the Varsity Tennis team, Junior Varsity Basketball team, and a Residence Advisor.  Scott’s leadership skills will serve him well as co-chair of the Student and Alumni Relations Committee. He resides in Bethlehem, PA.

Posted 4/20/09

From Laura:

Congratulations to Laura Laspee and Ryan Hintenach ’06, who were married last October in Bethlehem.

Scott Shelbo has been working as a consultant for Pharmastrat, Inc., in Flemington, N.J. Pharmastrat offers pharmaceuticals market research.

From the Alumni House:

Christina Fabish McCoach and Jeff McCoach are happy to announce their marriage on July 18, 2008 in Collegeville, Pa. They reside in Phoenixville, Pa. Sarah Kalish and Pam Miller ’05 attended the wedding.