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Lyn Trodahl Chynoweth ’68 to receive Medallion of Merit Award

Moravian College to Celebrate Alumni Weekend – May 18-19

Bethlehem, Pa., May 14, 2007—The Moravian College Alumni Association will honor Lyn Trodahl Chynoweth ’68 with the prestigious Medallion of Merit Award during the Alumni Weekend Grand Reunion Luncheon on Saturday, May 19 at 12:30 p.m. in Johnston Hall.  The Medallion of Merit is given in recognition of dedicated service to Moravian College and the Moravian College Alumni Association.

Chynoweth is a retired management consultant for IBM, and has continuously committed her time and talents to benefit Moravian College.  Throughout the years she has served on the Moravian College Alumni Association Board of Directors; and both the College and Seminary Board of Trustees.  Presently she serves as chair of the Seminary Board of Trustees and as vice-chair of the Joint Board of Trustees.  Chynoweth was a confidant and advisor to former College president Dr. Ervin Rokke, and chair of the Moravian Presidential Search Committee that brought current president Dr. Christopher Thomforde to the College.  She continues to travel frequently from her Connecticut home to Moravian College in order to serve the institution and its goals.

The Moravian College Alumni Association will host the annual Alumni Weekend on Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19 at Moravian College.  The schedule for Cruising Back to Moravian includes a Reunion Clam & Jam Reception and Clambake, the 1st Annual MoCo 5K Run/Walk, and a question and answer session with Dr. Christopher Thomforde, president.

Registration is planned for 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 18, in the Haupert Union Building where festivities will commence at 3:00 p.m. with a tour of Historic Bethlehem.  The class of 1957 is invited to share a celebratory champagne toast with President Thomforde.  The Clam & Jam reception at 6:00 p.m. in Johnston Hall will be followed by the clambake dinner. Optional individual class reunions and parties are open to all alumni from 9:00 p.m. onward.

Saturday morning activities will begin with 8:30 a.m. registration in the Haupert Union Building.  Alumni may participate in the traditional continental breakfast buffet or the 50+ Club Breakfast and Induction Ceremony at 9:00 a.m., to be followed by the Alumni Association annual meeting at 10:15 a.m.  Alumni also are encouraged to sign up at 8:30 a.m. for the 1st Annual MoCo 5K run/Walk at 9:30 a.m. in Monocacy Park.  The event is sponsored by Alumni Relations, Rodale, Inc. and Pepsi Bottling Group.  Proceeds from the race, which is open to the public, will benefit the Timothy Breidegam Scholarship Fund.

The class of 1957 will Walk Down Memory Lane at 10:15 a.m., followed at 11:00 a.m. by a special presentation, “Moravians in the Caribbean,” presented by Dr. Paul Peucker, archivist of the Moravian Church in America, Northern Province.

The Grand Reunion Luncheon at 12:30 p.m. highlights recognition of the reunion classes, an address by Thomforde, and the presentation to Lyn Trodahl Chynoweth ’68 with the Medallion of Merit honorary award.

Activities will wrap-up with class reunion photos, a question and answer session with Thomforde, tours of the Main Street Campus, and the Omicron Gamma Omega photo and annual meeting.  Alumni Weekend will close with the “Cruise to the Caribbean” reception and dinner in the Haupert Union Building featuring Caribbean cuisine.

Please visit http://www.moravian.edu/alumni/aweekend.htm for additional information.

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.