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Moravian to Present Awards to Five Distinguished Alumni

Homecoming ‘Houndfest” starts Friday with Roco Calvo Golf Tournament

BETHLEHEM, Pa. October 13, 2004 -- Moravian College will host its annual homecoming weekend, “Homecoming Houndfest 2004,” beginning Friday, October 15. The college will present awards to five distinguished alumni during The 5th Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony on Friday evening in Peter Hall.

Robert C. Thear ’98, Easton, Pa., will receive the Emerging Leader Award for his service and dedication to Moravian College. Thear is a CPA and internal auditor for Guardian Life Insurance. For the past four years, he has been a member of the Young Alumni Board, and he currently serves as their vice-president and representative on the Alumni Association’s Executive Committee and its Board of Directors. His other continued services to Moravian include frequent informal discussions with students about life after college, and mentoring of accounting majors who intern at Guardian Life Insurance.

Jens Scott ’94, Marshall, Virginia, will receive the Young Alumni Achievement Award for achieving exceptional success in his profession. Scott is a 3D computer graphic artist, animator and production supervisor at 3D General, a West Virginia-based company that he founded. He has worked on a variety of children’s videos, movies, and TV shows, including the Disney Channel’s Book of Pooh and Nickelodeon’s Lazy Town. He is currently working on the pilot of PBS’ Big, Big World, Mercury Film Works' Babytown and Sony Pictures' Monkey King.

Thomas Evans ’68, Easton, Pa., will be awarded the Benigna Education Award for his exceptional work in promoting the advancement of education on the local, state and national level. Evans is a retired superintendent of the Easton Area School District and adjunct professor at Moravian. Evans has had a 35-year career in secondary education as teacher, assistant high school principal, principal, Director of Secondary Education for the Easton Area, and, finally, Superintendent of EASD.

Carol Vogler B.A.’80, MDiv. ’86, Edmonton, Alberta, is the recipient of the Haupert Humanitarian Award for rendering outstanding service in the cause of human welfare. Reverend Vogler has devoted much of her career to awareness, prevention and the care of those inflicted by HIV/Aids, particularly women and children. Working through support agencies in Maine and Pennsylvania, she has developed and conducted a number of workshops designed to raise awareness as well as provide support for HIV/AIDS-affected people, primarily women, children, and families. Presently, her attention is shifting towards inner-city Canadians and Canadian native peoples, and she is working to develop a partnership with an HIV/AIDS orphanage in South Africa

Janine Jagger ’72, Barboursville, Virginia, will receive the Alumni Association’s most prestigious award, the Comenius Award, in recognition of her outstanding achievement and service in her field of work. Jagger, a MacArthur Fellow, is an epidemiologist who has made industry-wide contributions to advancing medical safety technology Her efforts to protect the half a million U.S. health care workers who annually are stuck by needles and other sharp health devices led to landmark research conclusively proving that it is not health workers’ behavior that needed modification, but the unsafe devices they use every day. With that in mind, she and her associates designed the first needlestick protective devices in 1985, as well as providing the research information needed to guide other engineers to design better and safer medical instruments.

The 13th Annual Rocco Calvo Invitational Alumni Golf Tournament will start the homecoming ball rolling at Southmoore Golf Club in Bath, Pa.

The Homecoming Parade, featuring the Marching Band, Color Guard, sorority and fraternity floats, and Moravian’s beloved mascot will begin on Saturday, October 16 at 12:00 noon in front of the Haupert Union Building before parading down Center Street.

Steel Field is the place to be for Moravian football fans to watch the Hounds take on Farleigh Dickinson University at Florham. Come early to the football practice field for Moravian’s third annual Homecoming Houndfest.

For more information, including biographical information on the award recipients visit, http://www.moravian.edu/alumni/awardsArchive/awards2004.htm