2009

Class correspondent:
Cassidy Thomas
CassidyLThomas@gmail.com

Posted 2/12/14

Elizabeth Festa and Mark Gasdaska ’08 were married on October 12, 2013 in Allentown, Pa.  Attendants included Kristina Crescente ’09, Erin MacMillan ’09, and Molly Russo ’10.  Guests included Jared Hanna ’09, Tyler Dolph ’09, Stephanie Mount Dolph ’10, Julia Gaskdaska ’07, Willie Reynolds ’03, Megan Palmer Strella ’08, Liz Koles ’09, Kelly DiLeo ’08, Rachel McCausland ’08, and , Lindsey Rice ’08.

Posted 12/3/13

Christina Grimm and Keith DeShields were married on October 26, 2013.  Attendants included Jenna Famularo Sokolowski, Kayla Borger Dancho ’10, Blair Maginnis, and Robert Shaffer.

Posted 10/31/13

Jay DeStefano is happy to announce his engagement to Lauren Pochron ’08.  A November 2014 wedding is planned.  Jay works as a senior accountant at Crestron Electronics in Rockleigh, NJ.  Lauren is a billing administrator for KM Media Group in Clifton, NJ.
Zachary Santiago and his wife Claudia Acevedo Santiago ’08 welcomed their second daughter, Ellie Viktoria on July 4, 2013.

Posted 9-27-13

Sarah Naumes is attending York University in Toronto where she is a PhD candidate in Political Science.
Sheena Bawden Jones is working at St. Luke’s Anderson Campus MS2 as a registered nurse and has just accepted a position to teach clinical at St. Luke’s School of Nursing beginning September, 2013.

Posted 8/8/13

Katarina Birle is well and enjoying her time at Northeastern University’s nursing program.
Jessica DiNizio married James Finley on July 13, 2013 in Summit, NJ.  Kari Klaus, Melissa Carmel, Kasey and Jeremy Walker ’07 attended.

Posted 6/24/13

Carl Robinson has been named football coach at Hackettstown High School.

Posted 3/11/13

Andrew Abraham married Ashley Hinkle on October 27 at Lehigh University.  Patrick Sutton was a member of the bridal party. 
Timothy Mills will marry Anne Hoffman ’12 in May 2013.  Members of the bridal party include Andrew Abraham, Wesley Moser ’08, Luke Hoffman and Patrick Sutton.

Posted 2/5/13

Perry Freifeld has been named an account executive for Verrex for the metropolitan New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia areas.  Perry will deliver Verrex’s full range of AV systems solutions to the corporate market as well as manage and develop several of Verrex’s largest clients and projects.
Mark Maglione has been awarded Teacher of the Year at Lillian Drive elementary school in Hazlet, NJ. He credits the outstanding professors he had at Moravian and the impact they had on his life and those of so many others.
Sheri Bieniek is engaged to Steve Rockhill.  An October 2013 wedding is planned.

Posted 12/4/12

Amanda deVillers is pleased to announce her marriage to Justin McCutcheon.  Her bridesmaids included two Moravian Alumns: Kayda Norman and Katarina Birle.  Amanda is currently working towards her master’s degree at the University of Guam and is employed as a biological technician at War in the Pacific National Historical Park in Guam.


Bob Kadel is pleased to announce his engagement to Megan Ritchey ’08.  A November 2013 wedding is planned.

Posted 10/25/12

Marc Braxmeier and Maria DeBonis recently got engaged.  A July 2013 wedding is planned.  Marc works at Lutron Electronics in Coopersburg, Pa and Maria teaches math for the Bethlehem Area School District.
Anthony Giovanni Jr.  graduated from East Stroudsburg University in May 2012 with a Master’s Degree in Management and Leadership of Public Administration. 

Posted 9/28/12

Amanda Deviller is engaged to marry Justin McCutcheon.  She is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the University of Guam.  She is employed as a biological technician for the War in the Pacific National Historical Park in Guam.

Posted 9/7/12

Cristina Teresa Tumasz and Francis Patrick Houston are engaged.  An October 2012 wedding is planned.

Posted 7/30/12

From the Alumni House:

Kaitlyn McEnrue is currently teaching at KIPP Harmony Academy in Baltimore, Maryland.  

Posted 6/27/12

From the Alumni House:

Mark Maglione and his girlfriend Allison are engaged and plan to marry in November of 2013. He recently earned his Masters Degree in Special Education from Monmouth University.

Amanda Labib and Andrew Miranda got married on June 9, 2012

Lisa Lasko graduated from Lehigh University in May 2012 and received her M.Ed. She is a clinical therapist at Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems in Easton.

Posted 6/5/12

Vickie Bartkus writes that she earned her Masters of Education degree in May and she is currently employed as an 11th grade English teacher at Dieruff High School, in Allentown, Pa. 

Posted 5/11/12

We are happy to announce the engagement of Meredith Wertheim & Matthew Brehm ’07.  The couple got engaged while on holiday in Paris.  A May 2013 wedding is planned.  Meredith is currently a pediatric nurse at NYU Medical Center. Matthew is in his fifth year as a NYPD officer. 

Posted 1/31/12

From the Alumni House:
Elizabeth Festa is recently engaged to Mark Gasdaska ’08.  A wedding for 2013 is being planned.

Posted 10/7/11

From the Alumni House:

Jessica Croll and Sean Mason are engaged; a summer wedding in 2012 is planned.

From Cassidy: Upon graduation, Andrew Abraham participated in an internship at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, OH. He then went back to school to earn his M.S. in Physics from Lehigh. He is now enrolled in a Ph.D. program in the mechanical engineering department at Lehigh. He will be focusing his research efforts on minimizing the fuel consumption of a “hopper spacecraft.” Find out more about his spacecraft using the website http://lunarlion.psu.edu/homepage.html.

Gillian Flanagan is living in Pen Argyl with her husband, Jeremy Flanagan. They celebrated the birth of their baby boy, Thatcher Jeremiah Flanagan in April, exactly a year and half from the day they were married.

Brandon Heyer is employed at PROTEUS Technologies and living in Glen Burnie, Maryland.

Beka Hoff is currently living in Kittery, Maine, where she works as a high school nurse.

Jessica Jonas got engaged to Andrew Sillers in April and they are planning their wedding for October 20, 2012. She is working full-time as a project manager for Absolute Servine, Inc., a publishing vendor in Towson, MD. She is also working part-time as a youth director at First Presbyterian Church in Annapolis, MD.

Naomie Kachel is recently engaged to Felipe Bautista, who she met while doing a triathlon for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in Philadelphia last year. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Education at Fordham University in New York in adolescence biology/conservation life science.

Carolyn King is teaching computers at Califon Public School (Grades K-8) in Califon, NJ. At school, she coaches cheerleading and softball, in addition to advising many clubs (yearbook, video enrichment, photo club). She is also completing her master’s in special education at Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ.

Martha Larkin earned her master’s degree at Lehigh in May 2011, so she is now certified to teach social studies and special education. Soon, she will also be certified to teach middle level English as well. Currently, Martha is teaching at an alternative high school in Quakertown and getting ready to begin work as a part-time instructor at Lehigh County Community College.

Timothy Mills is working as a software developer for a small company called “Onco” in South Jersey. He plans to buy a house in the future.

Sarah Naumes is currently working as an organizer with the American Federation of Teachers in Eugene, Oregon. She received her M.A. in international relations this past fall before starting her job.

Patrick Sutton is working at Northampton High School as a long-term math substitute for the school year.

Dyana Swan is living in Annandale, NJ and just started her third year teaching fourth grade in Bedminster, NJ.

Cristina Tumasz was recently engaged to Frank Houston, and they are planning to have their wedding in Avalon, NJ next fall. She has been living in Boston for the past year, but plans on moving home to Pennsylvania soon.

Sarah Ward has been living in Toronto, Ontario for the last two years. In June, she graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Information degree in Book History and Print Culture. She has a temporary position for the provincial government while she seeks a full time position as a rare books librarian. Sarah’s article, “The Rare e-Vent Concepts of Scarcity and Rarity in e-Book” was published in an issue of the Faculty of Information Quarterly in July, which is dedicated to the current state and future of information studies. It can be accessed at http://www.ischool.utoronot.ca/fiq

ed 8/31/11

From Cassidy:
Charlotte Guarino accepted a teaching position in Snow Hill, Maryland. She will be teaching general music to grades 4 and 5, as well as band to grades 5 through 8. She will be working at the same school as Christine Middlecamp.

Posted 7/1/2011

From the Alumni House:
Sarah Naumes and Michael Fusca are happy to announce their marriage on June 11, 2011. The ceremony was in the garden of the Abigail’s Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia. The two met while Sarah was completing her MA in International Relations at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

Sarah currently works as an organizer for the American Federation of Teachers at the University of Oregon. Michael is a student of disaster and emergency management at York University in Toronto, Ontario. They currently reside in separate countries and hope that the Canadian government will grant Sarah her permanent residence as soon as possible.

Posted 6/8/11

From the Alumni House:
Amelia Dietrich received a master’s degree in Hispanic Linguistics from Penn State University on May 15, 2011.  Amelia will continue at Penn State as a Ph.D. candidate in Hispanic Linguistics and Language Science.

Posted 4/27/11

From the Alumni House:
Claudia Acevedo ’08 and Zach Santiago are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Nikole, on January 20, 2010.

Posted 2/28/11

From the Alumni House:

Dominico Longo and Kristen O’Connor were engaged on December 10, 2010.
Kristina Crescente is now working as a realtor with Century 21 Pinnacle in the Lehigh Valley and the Poconos.

Posted 1/26/11

From the Alumni House:

Jenna (Famularo) Sokolowski was recently hired as a full-time Freshman English Teacher at Phillipsburg High School in Phillipsburg, NJ.

Posted 12/22/10

From the Alumni House:
Kristen O’Connor is currently working at Wolters Kluwer Health in Ambler, PA as a publishing assistant.

Posted 10/29/10

From the Alumni House:
       Jeremy Walker ’07 and Kasey Lund are happy to announce their marriage on September 18, 2010. The ceremony was at Ss. Simon and Jude followed by the reception at Hotel Bethlehem. Other Moravian grads in the wedding party were bridesmaids Melissa Carmel ’09  and Megan Corcoran ’09 and the groomsmen John Gilbert ’07 and Scott Shelbo ’07. The couple honeymooned in St. Lucia. Jeremey is currently working as an accountant for The Westin Group in Easton, Pa. and is also an Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Moravian. He is working on completing his MBA at Moravian. Kasey is currently working for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Philadelphia, Pa. She is working on passing her CPA exam. They currently reside in Lansdale, Pa.

Posted 10/6/10

From the Alumni House:
Kristen O’Connor has accepted a position as a Publisher’s Assistant at Wolters Kluwer Health in Ambler, Pennsylvania.

Posted 9/1/10

From the Alumni House:
          Louis James Dollarton IV is currently working as a senior accountant for Amtrak in Philadelphia, while also being an assistant coach for the Varsity Boy’s Soccer Team at his alma mater, Haddon Heights High School.

          Brette Simmons and Adam Smith are delighted to announce their engagement on March 10, 2010. They will be joined in marriage on Dec. 31, 2010 in Northwest PA.  Brette is finishing work on her teaching certification and Masters degree at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. They will settle in the South Bend, IN area while Adam continues working towards his Ph.D in aerospace and mechanical engineering as a research assistant at the University of Notre Dame. Other Moravian alumni participating in the wedding will be bridesmaids Kristin Smith ’07 and Jennifer Barnes ’09, best man Thomas Civitello ’09, and groomsmen Mark Maglione ’09  and Matthew Bross ’10.

 

Posted 8/4/10

From the Alumni House:
    Jay DeStefano is currently working as a Staff Accountant for Ground/Water Treatment & Technology in Wharton, NJ.

Posted 7/6/10

From the Alumni House:
Jenna Famularo and Ryan Sokolowski are happy to announce their marriage on August 1, 2009 in New Jersey.  They currently reside in Pohatcong, New Jersey. Jenna and Ryan honeymooned in St. Lucia.

Posted 6/2/10

From Cassidy:
Scott Ehrenburg will be attending the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, for a M.A/Ph.D in Spanish Language and Literature.  His academic pursuits will include coursework in the University’s Department of Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies.
Elizabeth Festa is attending Hofstra University School of Law on Long Island as a Juris Doctor candidate for the class of 2012.  She is the 1L Representative for Hofstra Law Women and member of the Nassau County Bar Association.
Christina Grimm is teaching first grade at Reverend Brown Elementary School in Sparta, New Jersey.
Martha Larkin is employed by Lehigh University, and attending Graduate school there. She is working to earn her Master of Education degree in Special Education.
Matthew Swiss is working as the Director of Choirs at his alma mater, Randolph High School, in New Jersey.

Posted 10/5/09

From Cassidy:
Reve Anderko has accepted a position as an admission counselor for undergraduate admissions at Monmouth University and relocated to Long Branch, N.J.
Victoria Bartkus is teaching eighth grade English at Raub Middle School in Allentown, Pa.
Diana Boutros  is a Registered Nurse in the open heart unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital.
Marc Braxmeier, Tyler Hersch, and Carl Robinson are living together in Bethlehem. Marc is working at Lutron Electronics as an accountant, and Tyler is pursuing a job as a financial planner. CJ is teaching math at Hackettstown High School and coaching freshmen football.
Kori Burke is a nurse at St. Luke’s Hospital in the labor and delivery unit.
Melissa Carmel is teaching fifth grade at Avona Elementary School in Wilson Area School District and serving as an assistant coach for the Moravian cheerleading squad.
Ruben Concepcion is working as a data analyst for a health center in Philadelphia.
Jessica Croll has moved to Philadelphia and is currently teaching eighth grade Language Arts and Reading at Columbus Elementary School in Chester Upland School District.
Keith Danner has an accounting position at Beard Miller Company.
Maria DeBonis is taking classes and coaching her high school’s varsity volleyball team.
Joe Demuro has accepted a job as a funds control specialist at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). He will report to the sites of natural disasters to help create and monitor budgets for repairs.
Morgan deRouen is pursuing a job in making clothing designs for Moravian.
Tyler deRouen is working as an assistant graphic designer for the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs.
Deanne Fowler is a attending graduate school at Kean University for school counseling. She is also working at High Focus Centers, an outpatient counseling center, as an assistant in an adolescent psychiatric program.
Megan Greiner is a general music teacher for grades K-3 at Lower Nazareth Elementary School.
Nick Johnson is a regional manager for a Gold Exchange Company, which has many locations in New Jersey and New York.
Sheena Jones is a registered nurse at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, Pa. She is working in an Ortho/Neuro/Trauma unit.
Robert Kadel is a student at Rutgers Law School in Camden, N.J. He is planning on getting his JD (law degree) and MBA in four years.
Dominic Longo is currently employed as a sixth grade dedicated aide at Johnson Summit Middle School in Summit, N.J. He is also enrolled at New Jersey City University for graduated studies in education.
Carly Lovejoy is working as an instructional assistant for special needs third graders in West Orange Public School District in N.J..
Kasey Lund and Jeremy Walker (’07) are happy to announce their engagement. Jeremy proposed on the top of the Eiffel Tower.
Mark Maglione is a first grade teacher at Lillian Drive Elementary School in Hazlet, N.J. He is also attending graduate school at Monmouth University for his teaching certificate in special education.
Deanna Mangieri was an aquatics director for a summer camp is currently looking for a job as a paramedic. She is also helping to coach softball.
Andrew Mashintonio has started graduate school at Rutger’s University in pursuit of a Ph.D. in biology.
 Timothy McBride is a licensed insurance agent with Banker’s Life and Casualty.
Tyler McCambridge is attending a medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at Seton Hill.
Kaitlyn McEnrue is living in Pikesville, Md. and teaching second grade at James Mosher Elementary School in West Baltimore.
Kevin McGorry is teaching at Sacred Heart School in Allentown and coaching football at Emmaus High School.
Christine Middlecamp is teaching general music to students in grades 4 and 5, as well as chorus for students in grades 6 thru 8 in Snow Hill, Maryland.
Michael Nagle is a football coach at Rancocas Valley High School. He is working toward his teaching certificate in Delaware.
Sarah Naumes is starting her Master’s in International Relations at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
Lauren Raia is working in New York City as a marketing associate for EOXLive, a crude oil and natural gas online trading platform. It is a subsidiary of OTC Global Holdings.
Brian Reckenbeil is living in Dover, Del. and going to graduate school at Delaware State University. He will receive a master’s in natural resources after studying oysters on the Delaware Bay for two years.
Kristin Staunton travelled in Ireland over the summer and is currently working at an elementary school in Wayne, NJ as a para-professional.
Patrick Sutton has accepted a job as a long-term substitute teacher for ninth grade math at Liberty High School in Bethlehem, PA.
Jessica Swartz is teaching Spanish at Emmaus High School and coaching the Southern Lehigh Dance Team.
Kayla Teeling Davis was married to Joshua Davis (University of Maryland) on August 8, 2009. Their daughter, Adelyn Rose Davis, was born on April 21, 2009. Kayla is currently a long-term substitute teacher for English at Liberty High School in Bethlehem, PA.
Cassidy Thomas is teaching eighth grade math and science at Maritime Academy Charter School in Philadelphia.
Cristina Tumasz is preparing to take her CPA Exams and will begin work as a staff accountant for Larson Allen in Blue Bell, PA in January.
Matt Velekei is teaching fourth grade in at Nazareth Area Intermediate School in the Nazareth Area School District.
Eddie Vogtman is working as the Executive Assistant to the President at Dave Nash and Associates, an energy consulting firm in Washington D.C. The company does program and project management for alternate energy projects, such as wind farms, solar farms, and biosphere.
Meredith Wertheim is living in Manhattan after accepting a position as a Registered Nurse in the pediatric unit at NYU Hospital.