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Moravian to Honor Alumna Claire Klatchak with Medallion of Merit

Bethlehem, Pa., May 16, 2006—The Moravian College Alumni Association will honor Claire Klatchak, B.A. ’87, and M.B.A. ’95, with the prestigious Medallion of Merit award during the Grand Reunion Luncheon on May 20, at 12:45 p.m. in Johnston Hall. The award is given in recognition of the tireless contributions and stewardship provided by Klatchak to ensure Moravian’s legacy and vision. Klatchak, a resident of Coplay, Pa., is currently the nursing division comptroller at Phoebe Services in Allentown.

Klatchak’s dedicated leadership, generous spirit and love of the College serve as an inspiriting role-model to enhance the College’s mission and goals. The impacts of her contributions are limitless. She has served in countless capacities, among them, as a member of the M.B.A. Advisory Board; the Alumni Association; on substantial fund raising projects; in the recruitment of quality students; accessing needed resources; as Senior Breakfast Table Host and led various committees to benefit the College.

She has served as the treasurer, secretary and marketing committee chair of the Alumni Association; and treasurer of Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL), the National Honor Society for Students in Continuing Higher Education, for the Comenius Center. She is the charter and founding member of the Moravian M.B.A. Advisory Board and an active participant of the College’s Commission on the Future.

“The entire College has been enriched by her contributions, and the presentation of the Medallion of Merit award expresses the heartfelt appreciation and respect for an outstanding member of the Moravian College community,” said Bertie Knisely, director of alumni relations at Moravian College.

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.