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Accounting Club to honor three Moravian College Alumni

Bethlehem, Pa., April 3, 2007—The Moravian College Accounting Club will recognize three outstanding alumni during the annual awards dinner on Sunday, April 15, in the Haupert Union Building (HUB).  Ray S. Bishop ’81 and Randal R. Dietz ’78 will be honored with the Pinnacle Award, given yearly to one or two business or accounting alumni who have achieved outstanding business success. The club will also recognize Robert Thear ’98 with the Young Accounting Alumni Award.

Bishop is president of Bishop Photo, a company that provides photography services to youth sports leagues.  Offices range from Massachusetts to Florida.  Upon graduation from Moravian, Bishop earned a Master of Business Administration from Seton Hall University.

Dietz is the managing director of Buckno Lisicky & Company, where he has worked since his graduation from Moravian.  He became a shareholder in 1986.  Dietz was head of the technology department during the firm’s transition to the cutting-edge technology it now uses to service clients.  Other duties include supervising the implementation and administration of computer resources, providing clients with computer-related management consulting services, and advising audits, reviews, compilations, and tax matters.  Dietz is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Pennsylvania Institute of Public Accountants (of which he is a past president), and the Estate Planning Council of the Lehigh Valley.

Thear is employed by Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, where he is a C.P.A. and staff internal auditor.  He served also on Moravian’s Young Alumni Board, of which he is a past president.

The Accounting Club will also honor outstanding accounting majors with awards and scholarships.  The Lucas Accounting Award recognizes outstanding junior accounting majors.  Receiving the award are Rebecca Angstadt ‘08, Hamburg, Pa.; Sara Atkins ‘08, Greensburg, Pa.; James Azar ‘08, Bethlehem, Pa.; and Timothy Pagano ‘08, Cherry Hill, N.J.  Senior Margo Kokolus, Easton, Pa., will be awarded the Institute of Internal Auditors Outstanding Senior Award.  The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Outstanding Senior Award will go to Emily Miller, Whitehall, Pa.  Alison Whalen, Huntingdon, Pa., will receive the Institute of Management Accountants Outstanding Senior Award and the Becker CPA Review Scholarship.

The festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a reception in the Haupert Union Building Pavilion.  Dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m.  The HUB Pavilion is located at the corner of Monocacy and Locust Streets in Bethlehem.

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.