Alumni Connection

Spotlight: Vanessa Schukis '82 Sings at Fenway Park

Singer and Moravian alum Vanessa Schukis '82 has performed theater, opera, and concert engagements throughout the United States and in Austria to critical acclaim. She says one of the most thrilling experiences of her career was a few weeks ago, when she sang the national anthem at the September 4 Red Sox game for about 30,000 fans.

"It's exhilarating, especially when you begin to hear the cheers as you hold the high note on the word 'free,' followed by the  applause at the end for a job well done," she said. "This is one of the most fantastic feelings I have ever encountered in my performing career."

Schukis has performed the national anthem on the U.S.S. Constitution (Old Ironsides), at the New England Dragway, and at Lebanon Valley Speedway in Massachusetts. "There is no greater honor than singing the national anthem, whatever the venue," she said.

Besides being a performer, Schukis is an award-winning teacher with more than 30 years of experience in performing arts education, focusing on students with learning disabilities and special needs. She teaches music at the Murphy School and Lee Academy Pilot School in Dorchester, Mass., through the outreach program of the Community Music Center of Boston. She is a member of the guest faculty at New England Conservatory in Boston and a visiting faculty member at Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass. For more information, see

Register Now for these Fall Happenings

Share your career expertise with Moravian students at our October 5 Coffee and Connections networking event. Reunite with friends at the Rocco Calvo Alumni Golf Tournament and Homecoming, October 15-16.

Stay connected to fellow alumni, students and College friends by attending these exciting Fall 2010 events:

October 5
Coffee and Connections networking event
Share your professional expertise and career advice with current students.
Haupert Union Building, 6:00 p.m.
Register online 

October 15-16
Activities include the traditional
19th Annual Rocco Calvo Invitational Alumni Golf Tournament, Oct. 15
For more information on the tournament and all Homecoming activities, visit the alumni website at

Alumni Insurance Program

Special circumstances call for special insurance.  When a complicated coverage need arises, it can be difficult to find and compare products to provide adequate protection. In addition to traditional products like health, auto, and homeowners insurance, the Moravian College Alumni Insurance Program has a wide variety of other products and discount plans available.  

Advisory Services - A licensed insurance professional is available, at no charge, to answer questions, provide guidance, and even help evaluate options.

Discount Dental Plans – Save a bundle on routine dental care and specialty services. 

Small Business - Health, Dental, and Vision for employees and family members. Eligibility criteria vary, but most businesses with at least two full-time employees will qualify.

Special Event Insurance - Liability coverage is available for events lasting from a few hours to as much as 10 days.  Cover a wedding, family reunion, or fundraiser.

Click here or call 800-635-7801 for more information. 

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