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New Staffers Added to Moravian College’s Office of Community Service

Bethlehem, Pa., September 26, 2008—Moravian College recently added two new staff members in its community service office.  Kristen Nivison was named coordinator of community service. Theresa (Terri) Seifert ’97 is the coordinator of The Learning Connection (TLC) mentoring program. The duo replace Phyllis V. Walsh who served as the coordinator of community service since 2000.

Nivison has spent the last three years as director of campus ministry at Alvernia College in Reading, Pa.  She has worked extensively on community service and social justice initiatives, as well as on religious and spiritual programming, most notably creating and growing a domestic and international Alternative Break program for Alvernia.  Additionally, she has worked with faculty to develop service learning opportunities.  Nivison earned a B.A. degree in history from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire and an M.A. degree in pastoral ministry from Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island.  Between college and graduate school she spent a year as a full-time volunteer with the Capuchin Franciscan Volunteer Corps, living and working in inner-city Baltimore.  After graduate school she worked for a year in Residence Life at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pa.

Seifert ’97 has returned to her Alma Mater as the coordinated of the TLC program, a child and family mentoring program that matches Moravian students with elementary children (from the Bethlehem Area School District) and their families for a lasting connection of friendship and guidance. Seifert has a B.A. degree in political science from Moravian College and was actively involved on campus as a resident assistant and resident director; and as president of United Student Government and Zeta Tau Alpha.  Upon graduation she worked for a year in The Division of Student Life at Lafayette College.  She has also worked for the Boys & Girls Club of America.  Seifert served as a consultant for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and continues to serve as a board member.  Most recently she taught preschool in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.