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Alumni Association to Honor Connie Stirling Hodson ’68

Bethlehem, Pa., April 27, 2005— The Moravian College Alumni Association will honor Connie Stirling Hodson ’68, with the Medallion of Merit award during the Grand Reunion Luncheon at 12:45 pm on Saturday, May 21, in Johnston Hall.

The award is a tribute to Hodson’s creative vision, financial support, and dedicated service to the college. She served on the Alumni Board from 1994 to 2000, and under her leadership skills the college benefited on multi levels. From her broad perspective and volunteer experiences she mentored the Alumni Association to complete a strategic plan for outreach on a national level that garnered new respect at the institutional level.

A resident of Kenilworth, Illinois, Hodson implemented her experiences as a member of the Art Institute of Chicago's Associate Board, the University of Chicago Children's Hospital Board, and Northwestern University Women's Board to bring guidance and organizational expertise to the Moravian College Alumni Board. During her tenure, she served as Alumni Board president, traveling from the Chicago area to Bethlehem approximately five times a year to attend meetings and speak at events, including President Rokke’s inauguration.

Hodson, a member of Moravian’s Board of Trustees from 1996 to 1998, and from 2000, also served as chair of the College’s Commission on the Future's Student Life Task Force providing essential strategic and financial direction. “Connie’s dedicated commitment to understand the college community by attending classes, meeting with students, and building lasting relationships has been remarkable,” said Bertie Knisely, director of alumni relations. “She was instrumental in bringing Moravian to Chicago by organizing alumni reunions and events for Chicago area alumni. She is truly an outstanding alumna who has generously donated her time and energy into making Moravian a better place.”