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Moravian College to Hold Alumni Weekend – May 30-31

William F. Bauman to receive 2003 Medallion of MeritWilliam F. Bauman

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)— Alumni returning to Moravian College for reunion and celebration will enjoy an exciting schedule of events and entertainment planned for Alumni Weekend, Friday, May 30 and Saturday, May 31. In Recognition of his service to Moravian College, the Alumni Association will honor William F. Bauman ’74 with its 2003 Medallion of Merit following the Reunion Luncheon.

While a student at Moravian, Bauman’s active involvement in the Moravian College Theatre Company included founding Iota Theta, the Moravian Chapter of the National Theater Honorary Society. As a 1974 graduate of Moravian College, he received Moravian’s Patricia Erskine Memorial Award for Excellence in Theatre Company Leadership.

“Bill has been Moravian’s most supportive alumnus for its theater program,” said Bertie Knisely, director of alumni relations. “For more than 20 years, Bill’s involvement in over 100 productions at Moravian included volunteer roles as actor, director, stage and property manager, production coordinator, lighting and sound technician, costumer, set design and construction, and publicist,” she said.

“Bill’s alumni support has extended beyond the Theater and Nursing departments. He served on the Art Auction committee, was a patron for both and Art Auction and Antiques Show, participated as a Freshman Orientation dinner host, served as co-chair for his 25th reunion, was a member of the Commission on the Future, and has faithfully attended numerous alumni programs. In 2001 the Alumni Association recognized Bill with its Unsung Hero Award,” Knisely continued.

Bauman earned a Master of Fine Arts in Theater from Ohio University. His administrative career included serving as assistant coordinator of student services at St. Luke’s School of Nursing, where he played an integral role in the development the St. Luke’s School of Nursing at Moravian College. Currently Bill works full time as administrative assistant in Moravian’s Department of Music and part time as costume master and production coordinator for the Moravian College Theater Company.

Alumni weekend will begin with a tour of the Main Street and Priscilla Payne Hurd Campuses at 4:00 p.m., on Friday, May 30. Following the tours, participants may venture to the courtyard of the Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Complex for a block party cookout. Later that evening individual class receptions and parties will be held.

Saturday will start off with a continental breakfast buffet, the 50+ Club breakfast, and the induction ceremony in the Haupert Union Building (HUB). These will be followed by a full day of activities, including campus tours, the Alumni Association Annual Meeting, a reunion parade, a reunion luncheon, a mini-course on “How the online world has changed the life of a Moravian student: An in depth tour of the Hurd Academic complex,” and the Young Alumni Committee meeting. Finally, the weekend will conclude with a reception, class dinner, and dancing. For the schedule of events visit: http://www.moravian.edu/alumni/events.htm.

For those alumni who can’t make it back to campus, the College will use the Web to post a “virtual alumni weekend.” The site will include real time (almost) photos and information of alumni weekend events and activities at www.moravian.edu/alumni/aw.

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.