Gift Registry

The Presser Foundation of Haverford has donated $25,000 to Moravian’s Department of Music for the purchase of new pianos.
James L. Barnes, chairman of the music department, notes that the grant will “almost” pay for two Steinway uprights for student practice rooms—a significant step toward Moravian’s goal of becoming an all-Steinway campus.

Established in 1916, the foundation awards scholarships and grants to further the cause of music education in the United States.
In 1998, it gave a $25,000 challenge grant toward the music department’s upgrade of its music technology resources. The grant enabled the College to leverage additional funds to buy electronic equipment.

In 2001, the foundation gave another $25,000 to renovate the electronic keyboard lab. The gift bought six Yamaha electronic keyboards and a lab controller.

The Presser Foundation is the charitable arm of Theodore Presser Co., King of Prussia, the oldest continuing music publisher in the United States. Established in 1916, the foundation awards scholarships and grants to further the cause of American music education.

• At the May 7 retirement party for Alma Anne Miles of St. Luke’s Hospital Commemorative School of Nursing at Moravian College, the school received $1,000 in her honor. Janet Sipple says it has been decided to give this money as a scholarship award to a graduating student of the first School of Nursing class, whose members will receive their diplomas in 2003.

• A trustee who has been a good friend to athletics at Moravian has given $60,000 to jump-start the varsity men’s lacrosse program. His donation will underwrite the salary of a lacrosse coach (who will double as assistant football coach). Men’s lacrosse will be played as an intramural sport next spring and schieve varsity status in the academic year 2003-04.

Correction: In the April 9 issue of InCommon, a $75,000 donation was credited erroneously to PNC Bank. It came from PNC Foundation andsupports construction of the new academic building. The bank officer shaking President Rokke’s hand in the photo is Michael E. Dennen, vice president for health care and higher education of PNC Bank. We apologize for misspelling his name.

June 18, 2002

Brave New Worlds
Profiles of Moravian's fourth Fulbright Scholar in as many years, Leslie Smith, and its first DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship winner, Leigh Ann Caruso.
Plan Ahead
Ann Stehney named director of planning and research for the College.
The Big Six-O
Dean of Student Life Bob Windolph has a birthday.
Movin' On
Faculty and staff departures, retirements.
Gift Registry
Three donations, including $25,000 to music department and $60,000 for men's lacrosse.
Gaudeamus
Faculty/staff/student achievements.