Farewell (and Hello)
Lujean Baab, the first lady of Blackboard, left the College and Seminary just after New Years to become director of training curriculum for CAPE, a Bethlehem-based organization that fosters the adaptive use of technology by educational institutions.
Lujean worked for 2½ years at Moravian. The whole campus has benefited from her insights, her work on the technological elements of the new academic building, and her training for and support of Blackboard as an educational resource, said the joint announcement from Frank Crouch, dean of the Seminary, and Ron Helmuth, director of CIT.
CAPE stands for Community of Agile Partners in Education. Its members include colleges and universities, school districts, medical schools and hospitals, museums, public television stations, and community organizations.
Melanie Vollman, longtime secretary to the Office of Student Affairs, retired at the end of last semester. She began at Moravian in 1972. She has mastered new systems while maintaining the old . . . and dealt with matters ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous, said a joint announcement from Bev Kochard, vice president for student affairs, and Bob Windolph, dean of student life.
Her successor is In-Chi Chow-Rivera, who began January 2. A graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook, she has most recently worked for the National Basketball Association and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, both in New York City. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese as well as an array of computer programs.