Kyle Stackhouse writes: On November 27, 2015 I became engaged to Elizabeth Briggs of Bethlehem, Pa. We were engaged in Montreal. A wedding is being planned for the end of summer 2016 after I return home from my basic training in the US Navy Reserve. Thank you, Emmy!
Amy Baker Trapp, Allentown’s former Human Resources Direct, has been nominated by Executive John Brown to play that same role in Northampton County. Five members of the County Council must confirm her appointment, and a vote is scheduled for October 1, 2015.
Samantha Houck will be starting graduate school this fall 2015 semester at NYU to pursue her Masters in Archives and Public History. In addition, she will be completing an internship at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology this fall semester. She will be interning in the Special Collections and College Archives. Samantha says that she is very excited to begin her NYC adventures.
Victoria Poliskiewicz recently accepted a position as a Jr. Marketing Designer for Starboard Cruise Services, based in Miami, Fla., where she now lives.
Elizabeth Sgambelluri writes: I am ecstatic to announce that I will be conducting my masters research with the African Lion Enrichment and Research Team (ALERT) in Africa! They have agreed to facilitate my research, therefore serving as a site to support, advance, and supply technology necessary for my research. During the 2016-2017 period I will be leading and assisting reintroduction studies with lions in Zambia, monitoring the physical health of these populations, and researching factors manipulating intraguild predation. My individual research project for my masters presently focuses on the role of hormone imbalances augmenting hyper-aggressive behavior displayed by apex predator and mesopredator African mammals.
Being offered a position with this organization to pursue my interests in large predator conservation is a dream come true. I am so excited about this new chapter that will unfold, and wanted to share this excitement with all of you at Moravian.
Note from Elizabeth (Lizzy) Sgambelluri: I have been accepted in Antioch University where I will be completing my masters degree in Environmental Studies; Conservation Biology. I have also been accepted into the biomedical graduate program at the University of Edinburgh. I will be completing and receiving my certificate in Biological, Wildlife, and Ecosystem Health in correlation with my masters studies at Antioch.
Amanda Werner has returned to Moravian College as the Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement.
Michael O’Gorman has joined KIPP DC as a founding third grade teacher at Lead Academy. He has also started a leadership fellowship with Teach For America that focuses on implementing critical pedagogy at the elementary school level.
James Kuri married Jessica Olonovich ’11 on October 13, 2013.
Kimberly Gatski competed in the Miss Greater Hazleton Scholarship Program. The event is an official preliminary to the Miss America Pageant. Kimberly’s platform is “Youth Against Tobacco”. She danced to “Jumpin’ Jack”.
Carissa Serino's non profit, Traveling Friends Transit, the animal rescue transport service, has two campaigns running on Indiegogo and Fundrazr. She writes, "Please check them out and share with family and friends"
Carissa Serino has started her own small business with her business partner, Seth Lippincott. Traveling Friends Transit, an animal rescue transport service, will save animals from high kill shelters and bring them to fosters, rescuers, and adopters.
Margaret DeOliveira has started medical school at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.
Michael O’Gorman has begun teaching fourth grade reading and social studies through Teach for America in Washington, D.C. He has also started a joint M.Ed. program through Johns Hopkins University and George Mason University.
Brittany Garzillo is now reporting for the new PBS39 local show “Focus”. Brittany, a former intern, at the station, won a College Production Award at the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards for her documentary, “Three Students, Three Expressions of Art at Moravian College”. Kyle Stackhouse is a management trainee for Enterprise Rent-A-Car in their Easton, Pa location. He works with two other young alumni, Alysia Garr ’11 and Ryan Hartzell ’12.
Shannen Mohr and Jennifer Smith have joined ParenteBeard as staff accountants.
Micah Leonard was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division III Mideast Region Outdoor Female Field Athlete of the Year.