Commencement 2010 a Shining Day

Moravian College's 268th academic year concluded with Commencement, held May 15, 2010. Three hundred and ninety-two were awarded a Bachelor's degree (286 Bachelor of Arts, 90 Bachelor of Science, 16 Bachelor of Music); eleven received a Master of Business Administration degree and seventeen were awarded a Master of Education degree.

David Fisher receives his diploma from President Thomforde.

Reverend Glen W. Stoudt '73 '77, pastor of Orleans United Church in Ottawa, Ontario, was the honored speaker. The graduating class also elected Gary Kaskowitz, associate professor of management, and Matthew Alexander Wisotsky '10 to speak. Wisotsky was homecoming ambassador his senior year and served as a student advisor, tutor, and 26-Points Ambassador. He also was a member of the Greyhound football team and was captain of the track and field team. Kevin Horn '10, who received his M.Ed., delivered the statement for the Master's graduates. Horn teaches English at Warren Hills Regional High School in Washington, New Jersey. He received the New Jersey Governor's Teacher Recognition Award for 2007-2008 and was a National Writing Project Fellow at Penn State LVWP in 2008.

One of the day's highlights was the graduation of David Fisher '10, whose inspirational story was chronicled in the Morning Call newspaper and on Channel 6, ABC News Philadelphia. Through his own determination and with the support and encouragement of his Moravian mentors, Fisher overcame a traumatic childhood to receive a B.A. in sociology and psychology, magna cum laude. This fall, he will attend Lehigh University on a full scholarship to to pursue his dream of becoming a college professor.

For a complete list of graduates and award recipients, and to view additional photos, visit here. (Photos on the web site and below are by John Kish IV.)