Kristi Beisecker writes: After freelancing in graphic design for 6-9 months I was able to save enough money to live in Greve in Chianti, Italy for four weeks for an artist residency to pursue my electrographic artwork developed in Jeff Hurwitz's Alternative Photography class I took my last semester of senior year. Before this adventure I went to London to visit family and then to Paris, France before I went home. It was an amazing cultural immersion with a side of art. I studied Botany to help make my artwork have more depth and learned about the Tuscan landscape... collected wild herbs to use in art and cooking and met local artists (from the Boston area) as well as international artists. For anyone pursuing an art form seriously, an artist residency is a great way to travel as an artist while pursuing your work!
Casey Schweppenheiser graduated from Villanova University School of Law. She has accepted a judicial clerkship with Judge Arthur Zulick of the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas.
Carolyn Ann Latkovich is engaged to marry Sean Ryan Johnson. Carolyn teaches fourth grade at Cedar Hill School in Basking Ridge, N.J. Sean teaches seventh & eighth grades in Elizabeth, N.J. A fall 2016 wedding is planned.
Susquehanna University has announced the hiring of Nicco Dalpiaz as assistant track & field coach. Nicco will work primarily with the pole vaulters and may assist in other disciplines as well.
Melissa Andreas will be serving as the Interim Assistant Director of Housing at Moravian College through May, 2015.
John Dimler shot a 75 in the 59th annual Bethlehem Golf Club Amateur Stroke Play Championship.
Gary Zack was just accepted in the Nurse Anesthesia Program (CRNA) at Thomas Jefferson University. Gary will begin in January, 2015.
Todd Aronhalt is pursuing a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va.
Matt Lutcza of Collegeville captured the men’s title Sunday in the ODDyssey Half Marathon. Matt crossed the Fairmont Park finish line in 1 hour, 11 minutes, 28 seconds. The ODDyssey is in its fifth year and hosted a record 3,500 runners from 38 states and three countries.
Julia Damiani married Zachariah Bailey on November 2, 2013.
New champions break the tape in the 30th running of St. Luke’s Half Marathon on Sunday, April 27, 2014 and Matt Lutcza was the top male, finishing in 1:09:32. He took more than a minute off his 2013 second-place time of 1:10:59.
Joel Blaxland completed his MA at Lehigh University and is now a PhD student in political science at Temple University.
Nicholas Guerriero is engaged to Amie Ball ’11.
Sarah Keenhold is currently attending Kutztown University to obtain her masters in School Counseling.
Casey Schweppenheiser has accepted a year-long position as a Certified Legal Intern for the Chester County District Attorney’s Office. She will conduct preliminary hearings in criminal cases on behalf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and will graduate from Villanova University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree in May, 2015.
Katherine Pritchett is enrolled at Kutztown University in the Master of Social Work Program.
Anna Whetstone was accepted into the class of 2017 Rutgers University Physician Assistant program, starting this fall.
Caitlin Worrich of Bethlehem, Pa. was hired as band director and extended-care coordinator at The Swain School.
On Halloween, Kristi Beisecker started a 60 day graphic design contract position at Minuteman Press New England in Enfield, CT.
Brittany Keller moved from Philadelphia to Atlanta in September and is working for Norfolk Southern as a management trainee in the network and service department, with a focus on unit trains, which are trains that carry one commodity. She left a position teaching calculus in Philadelphia in order to begin the position at Norfolk Southern. Since moving to Atlanta she has been traveling extensively.
Lindsay Henkelman is pursuing a Master of Social Work at University of Alaska Anchorage. She currently has a practicum placement at Alaska native Tribal Health Consortium where she travels to rural villages in Alaska working on domestic violence prevention and suicide prevention and intervention.
Carolyn Latkovich is pursuing a MSEd in Special Education with an Autism concentration from Monmouth University. Carolyn teaches fourth grade at Cedar Hill Elementary in Basking Ridge, N.J.
Katherine Morash is pursuing her masters in International Education from la Universidad de Alcala de Henares, Instituto Franklin, Teach and Learn program outside of Madrid, Spain. Katherine also interns at the Aquinas American School in Pozuelo de Alarcon, also outside of Madrid.
Nicholas Guerriero and Amie Ballo ’11 were recently engaged. An October, 2014 wedding is planned.
Steven Feldman has been awarded the William J. Yankee scholarship from the American Polygraph Association. Steven is a project manager at the National Council for Science and the Environment in Washington, D.C. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree, full-time, at the Institute of World Politics, also in Washington.
John Dimler played in his first GALV Lehigh Valley Open on July 30. John finished 2-over for the tournament.
Kristie Beisecker writes that her first year out of College has been a whirlwind. Since March Kristie has been exhibiting her Kirlian photography work which she produced in Jeff Hurwitz’s Alternative Photography course. Her work has been exhibited at a Leadership Conference at Harvard University and in NYC at the Empire Hotel. Kristie has won an Award of Excellence from an international exhibition where she was one of fifteen artists chosen to exhibit their work in Washington, DC at the Smithsonian Institute at the Ripley Center from October – December. Her work has also been exhibited at the Montreal Art Center in Montreal and at Celebrations Gallery and Shoppes in Pomfret, Conn.
Jamie Theirolf and Zach Dease recently got engaged. A December 2013 wedding is being planned.
Since November Kristi Beisecker has been working as a medium and a psychic at the Original Tremont Tearoom in Boston. This historic tearoom was founded in 1936. Some of her alternative photography has been exhibited recently at Harvard University and at the Empire Hotel in NYC.
Sean Pressmann has been named a recipient in the inaugural Lehigh Valley Business publication’s 2013 Forty Under 40 awards program in recognition of his work with the Jack Pressman Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Kevin Kirsche has accepted a position at Hampden-Sydney College working as a graphic designer.
Caitlin Dean is pleased to announce her marriage to Aaron Bach ’10. They were wed on October 5 at the “Palace at Somerset Park” in Somerset NJ. Members of the bridal party included alumni Katie Lynn ’12, Caitlin Adolph ’11, Robert Hercik ’11 and current student Madeline Webb ’13. Other alumni include Valerie Mariotti ’09, Kat Roberts (Diek) ’09, Emily Starner ’09, Carolyn Latkovich ’12, Jaki Borden ’12, Jillian Pagliei ’10 and Stephen Gross ’11. Current students included Lauren Kowalczyk ’14 and Samantha Anderson ’13. Faculty included Dawn Ketterman-Benner.
Emily Cohen and Brittany Garzillo ’13 received a College Production Award from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) during the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards ceremonies on September 22 at the Sheraton Society Hill in Philadelphia.
Emily was the executive producer, editor and director of photography on a documentary produced last Spring titled Three Students, Three Expressions of Art. Brittany was the writer, reporter and producer. They received the College Production Award in the category of “Arts and Entertainment/Cultural Affairs” for the documentary, which focused on Moravian’s art department and detailed how three exceptional students followed their passions for the arts and used art to express themselves and illustrate who they are.
They were part of the inaugural semester of PBS39 College Production U, a 15-week session in which television professionals from PBS39 partnered with Moravian College to produce this documentary.
Melissa Andreas is working as a resident director while studying student affairs in higher education at Kutztown University.