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Fr. Daniel G. Gambet, o.s.f.s., president of Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales, will be the Moravian College baccalaureate speaker on Friday, May 14, at 5:30 p.m. in Central Moravian Church. His address will be entitled "They Shall Know There Has Been a Prophet among Them."
Fr. Gambet was ordained a Catholic priest in 1957 and came to Allentown in 1965 as the first academic dean of Allentown College.
A classicist by training, Fr. Gambet received his bachelor’s degree from Niagara University, his master’s degree from Catholic University of America, and his doctoral degree in classical studies from the University of Pennsylvania.
He serves as a director of the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Universities, the Commission for Independent Colleges and Universities, the Lehigh Valley Hospital, and the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation. He is a trustee of the Harry C. Trexler Trust, and active in the United Way and many other local and regional organizations.
He was presented the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Lehigh University in 1986 and Moravian College in 1988, and an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Lafayette College in 1994.
He has received the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Minsi Trails Council of the Boy Scouts in 1985, the Silver Beaver Award from the Minsi Trails Council of the Boy Scouts in 1996, the Call-Chronicle Bowl for Outstanding Leadership in the 1985 United Way campaign, the Distinguished Community Service Award from the Lehigh County Senior Citizens’ Center in 1997, the Community Fabric Volunteer Award from Northampton Community College in 1997, and the Distinguished Service Award from the Allentown-Lehigh County Chamber of Commerce in 1987.
He has also received the Jack P. Houlihan Community Service Award in 1990, the Sales and Marketing Executives Distinguished Citizen Award in 1991, and the Greater Northeastern Chapter of the National Society of Fund-Raising Executives Outstanding Fund-Raising Executive Award in 1991.