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Moravian College to hold Homecoming Weekend

Activities to include Calvo golf tournament, alumni award ceremony, and Greek reunion

Bethlehem, Pa., September 25, 2006—Moravian College announces the 2006 annual homecoming weekend to be held during Thursday, October 12 to Sunday, October 14.  Homecoming Weekend activities include the Alumni Speakers Program; the 15th Annual Rocco Calvo Invitational Alumni Golf Tournament; the 7th Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony; the 1st Annual Greek Reunion Barbeque; and the Homecoming football game.      

Homecoming events begin on Thursday, October 12, at 7:00 p.m. with the Alumni Speaker Program at 4:00 p.m. in the Collier Hall of Science.  Ryan Mehl ’96, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry, Franklin & Marshall College, will present Improving Evolution with Intelligent Design: Unnatural Amino Acids in Proteins.  At 7:00 p.m., environmentalist and activist, Dr. Bruce Coull ’64, professor and dean emeritus, School of the Environment, University of South Carolina, will present Human/Environment Interactions:  Ethics for a Sustainable Future. Both talks are sponsored by the Moravian College Alumni Association, the Environmental Coalition, and the Office of Student Activities.

The 15th Annual Rocco Calvo Invitational Alumni Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday, October 13 at Locust Valley Golf Club. Registration ($75) is at 9:00 a.m.; and tee-off is set at 10 a.m.  The registration fee covers greens fees, a cart, prizes, and lunch provided by Potts’ Doggie Shop.

On Friday evening, the 7th Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Peter Hall, located on the Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus. The distinguished recipients are Bruce Coull ‘64; Henry May ’60, ’65 M.Div.; Robert Gratz ‘75, Ryan Mehl ‘96, and Brian Corvino ‘02.

Coull will be honored with the 2006 Comenius Alumni Award, the Moravian College Alumni Association’s highest honor in recognition of the recipient’s lifetime achievement in a chosen field of work. May will receive the Haupert Humanitarian Award for his outstanding service in the cause of human welfare. Gratz will be presented with the Benigna Education Award for his achievements in the field of education. Mehl will be the recipient of the Young Alumni Achievement Award for his professional success since graduating from Moravian College. Corvino will be recognized by the Emerging Leader Award, given to a recent alumnus or alumna for dedicated service and leadership to the college.

On Saturday, October 14, the Business and Economics and Psychology departments will each host a brunch from10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and the History Department will offer coffee and donuts during open house from 10:30 a.m. until noon.

Saturday’s schedule includes the First Annual Greek Reunion Barbeque to be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  under the Greek reunion tent on Colonial Hall lawn for AEPi, APO, BETA, OGO, Phi Mu, Pi Mu, Sigma Theta Chi, Sigma Tau Delta, SPO, and TKE fraternities and sororities.

Kick-off time between the Moravian College Greyhounds and Fairleigh Dickinson University is at 1:00 p.m. at the Rocco Calvo Field.  Homecoming will offer a number of opportunities for alumni to congregate in the Locust Street parking lots, just two blocks from the football field.  A Kidsfest area featuring a moonbounce, arts, crafts, and varied activities will be set-up for children accompanied by an adult. Reservations required to park in the tailgate area.

Reunions of the graduate classes of 2000 through 2006 will gather at the new Starters Riverport restaurant for a special Post Game Happy Hour. The cost ($20) includes shuttle services, two drinks and appetizer.

In the evening, Moravian College president Dr. Christopher Thomforde will host an Alumni of Color Reception from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. in the Atrium, located in the Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Building.

The classes of 1981, 1986, 1991, and 1996 will reunion under tents set-up on the Houndfest field. If inclement weather prevails, or if the practice field is wet, Houndfest may be cancelled. Announcements begin at 8:30 a.m. on stations: WEST-AM, WAEB-AM & FM, WGPA, WFMZ-FM & TV, or call 610-861-1366 or 610-861-1491.