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Moravian College to hold Commencement on May 15

The Ceremony will conclude the 268th academic year at Moravian College

Bethlehem, Pa., May 11, 2010—Moravian College will hold commencement exercises on Saturday, May 15, beginning at 10 a.m., in the outdoor quadrangle behind the Haupert Union Building on the Main Street Campus. The ceremony will conclude the 268th academic year at Moravian, America’s sixth-oldest college. In the event of rain, the program will be held in Johnston Hall. Moravian College President Christopher M. Thomforde will confer degrees to approximately 391 bachelor degree candidates, 11 Master of Business Administration degree candidates, and 17 Master of Education degree candidates.

In honor of a longstanding Moravian College tradition, the graduating class elected a student and a faculty member to speak at the commencement ceremony. Matthew Alexander Wisotsky, Class of 2010, ( Bushkill, Pa.) will deliver the Statement of the Bachelor's Graduates.  Wisotsky will graduate with the Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics with certification in secondary education.

Wisotsky was selected as the homecoming ambassador (King) his senior year. He served as a student advisor, tutor, and an admissions 26-Points Ambassador.  He was a member of the Senior-Send Off Committee. He was a member of the Greyhound football team and was captain of the Track and Field team hissenior year.

Dr. Gary Kaskowitz, associate professor of management at Moravian since 2003, has been selected to present the Faculty Statement to the Graduates. Kaskowitz holds a bachelor's degree in computer engineering from the University of Illinois, an M.B.A. from Averett College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.  He teaches courses in marketing management, consumer behavior, and market research.

While at Moravian, he has developed new courses on the use of archetypal storytelling to create powerful brands and the morality of marketing to the worlds' poor. Kaskowitz’s research interests include interactive marketing, the use of mythology, archetypes and storytelling in marketing, and the morals and ethics of business and marketing.  He is the advisor to Moravian College's SOME club; a marketing club that emphasizes using marketing and management skills to help campus and community service organizations.

From the Comenius Center, Kevin Horn (Hellertown, Pa.) M.E.D degree candidate was selected to deliver the statement of the Master's Graduates. Horn is a teacher of English at Warren Hills Regional High School in Washington, New Jersey. He earned a B.A. degree in English/Education from Kean University in Union, N.J. He was named the New Jersey Governor's Teacher Recognition Award, 2007-2008 (Warren Hills High School's "Teacher of the Year"). He also was a National Writing Project Fellow at Penn State LVWP in 2008.

The Moravian College baccalaureate service is scheduled for Friday, May 14, at 5 p.m., in Central Moravian Church, Bethlehem, Pa. The honored speaker will be the Reverend Dr. Glen W. Stoudt ’73 ’77.   Stoudt is the pastor of Orleans United Church, a United Church of Canada congregation in Ottawa, Ontario. He served as assistant professor of pastoral theology at Moravian Theological Seminary from 2004 to 2009.  Born, raised and ordained in the Moravian Church, Stoudt has pastored Moravian congregations in Pennsylvania and Alberta, Canada from 1977 to 2004. He served nine years as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the United Church of Canada in Ottawa before accepting the faculty position at the Seminary in 2004.

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 Moravian College Web site at http://www.moravian.edu. For more information on commencement at Moravian, visit http://www.moravian.edu/studentLife/commencement/.