Prize Possessions (Ours)

Connie Klepper of the Registrar’s Office won this year’s Lucy A. McCall Award for support staff, and Larry Mayers of the groundskeeping staff the Louis J. Mirra Award. Both were presented at the annual holiday dinner for faculty and staff.

Connie Bednar Klepper ’90 has worked at the College for 25 years, in the Development Office, for the vice president for planning and research, and now in the Registrar’s Office. As her citation noted: “Even under the most stressful circumstances—especially under the most stressful circumstances—she is efficient, helpful, patient, and unflappable.” The editor of InCommon can confirm this, as in the weeks prior to Commencement, Connie keeps tabs on the constant confusing changes of students from “walkers” to graduates and back again.

“One of our institution’s greatest assets is the undeniable beauty of our campus,” President Rokke said in his remarks about LarryMayers, who has nurtured that beauty for almost two decades: as dependable as he is visible,whether planting new beds, clearing walks in winter, or setting up for a campus event. “At the same time,” the President said, “he perfectly complements his big hands with an even bigger heart,” donating books and plants to the College in the names of faculty or staff members.

Jon Conrad, director of human resources, was the second recipient of an Impact award for exceptional service to the College and Seminary. He was presented with the citation and check at the Colonial Hall staff Christmas party in December.

January 27, 2004

Table Talk:
Improvements to HUB's Dining Hall.

Out for a Walk:
A snowfamily plods across South Campus.

Médecines sans Frontieres (Prescription Without Borders):
Moravian nursing students and professor help a Honduran woman get much-needed medicine using e-mail and teamwork.

Datebook:
A busy campus calendar.

Honor Roll:
Moravian appears in a selective new guide to undergraduate colleges.
Gaudeamus:
Achievements of faculty/staff/students.
Prize Possessions (Ours):
Awards for administrative and support staff.