Kathy Mattea's My Coal Journey Inspires Large Audience

Kathy Mattea performed "My Coal Journey" to a standing-room-only crowd at Moravian's Foy Hall on February 17. Photo by Corey Husic

Every once in awhile, a special event happens on the Moravian campus that is inspirational and even life-changing for our students and the larger community. Such an event happened recently, when singer Kathy Mattea visited campus to present My Coal Journey, a program that incorporated family stories and her advocacy for the environment. 

Kathy's message, her passion, and her voice touched a lot of people. Her work toward social justice—providing a voice for those who aren't always heard—represents a positive model for all. The members of the community that attended were thrilled and so glad to see the college bringing such an important event to the region. 

A special thanks to Hilde Binford, associate professor of music, whose vision and effort make possible so many important opportunities like this for our students and the community. Blair Flintom, Bill Bauman, Rose Panik, and Geri Flores of the Music Department, as well as the students of Zeta Tau Alpha also deserve thanks for their incredible work behind the scenes.

–Diane Husic
Chair  and Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
President, Council on Undergraduate Research