There’s lots of news from St. Luke’s Hospital Commemorative School of Nursing at Moravian College:

Alma Anne Miles, recently retired professor of nursing, is the 2002 Human Rights Award recipient for the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association. She was honored for her work with the elderly in the Lehigh Valley. She’ll receive the award October 4 at the PSNA annual meeting in Harrisburg.

Two other Moravian honorees on the PSNA program: Jennifer Wagner ’03, Riegelsville, will receive the Pauline Thompson Nursing Education Scholarship and Susan DeSanto-Madeya, assistant professor, the Pauline Thompson Clinical Research Award. (Both are given by the Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania.) Jennifer just returned from an exchange program at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia. Susan is completing her doctorate in nursing science at Widener University.

Proving that she works in the right place, Limarie Léon, secretary for the school of nursing, made the dean’s list for the spring semester at Lehigh Carbon Community College, where she is studying (what else?) nursing.

Two Bethlehem high school seniors received awards from the school of nursing to assist them in college nursing studies: Holly Buller, Freedom High School , who will attend Moravian, and Tamara Strobel, Liberty High School, who will attend Duquesne University. The awards honored school nurses Jane Schrack at Freedom and Kathy Halkins at Liberty. Janet Sipple, dean of nursing, calls school nurses “heroes among the nursing community.”

Dawn Ketterman Benner, women’s tennis coach and senior administrator of women’s athletics, spoke at the third annual District XI Tennis Scholar-Athlete Banquet, held June 2 in Bethlehem. Among the players recognized were Liz Rampolla of Saucon Valley, daughter of Kenneth J. and Anne McCandless Rampolla ’79.

Winner of the spring Lebensfeld Prize for best Writing 100 essay is Gena Gallo ’05, Dalton, for “C.B.” Honorable mention: Christine Bobick ’05, Phillipsburg, N.J., for “Another Look at Life.”

It was hard to resist baseball metaphors at the 2002 Association of English Departments summer seminar (north), reports well-named George Diamond, professor of English, who attended. It was held June 13-16 in Cooperstown, N.Y., which also is home to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Some 85 institutions were represented, ranging from Moravian-sized colleges to state universities with English departments “larger than our entire faculty.” They discussed curriculum, research, electronic resources, and writing programs.

Ann Claussen, director of the HUB, has been named to the South Bethlehem Historical Society Board, whose mission is to “preserve and make known the second chapter of Bethlehem’s history (1860-1960),” spotlighting the people and ethnic groups of the industrial revolution in South Bethlehem.

Welcome Aboard

The final three faculty hires have been announced by the Office of Academic Affairs.

  • Maryellen K. Dye, assistant professor of nursing. B.S.N., East Stroudsburg University; M.S.N., Georgia State University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina at Charleston.
  • Gerard Maynard, assistant professor of art. B.F.A., Tyler School of Art, Temple University; M.F.A., Yale University.
  • Charlotte Rappe Zales, associate professor of education. B.A., Cornell University; M.S., Ph.D., Lehigh University.

Sharon Jaymes, known as Shay, has become assistant director of student activities and the HUB, succeeding Jackie Karpow. Shay comes from Muhlenberg College, where she worked at its evening college program. (Marketing director for the evening college is Molly Donaldson Brown ’80.) Her B.A. is from Wilson College, Chambersburg, and she has a master’s degree in counseling from Shippensburg University.


Michael J. Fraboni, newly arriving member of the math faculty, has completed his Ph.D. at Lehigh University. This earns him automatic promotion to assistant professor.

Sophia Rivera arrived in the world June 22, via parents In-Chi Chow-Rivera, secretary for the Office of Student Affairs, and Peter Rivera.

A Death in the Family

Joanne Hosier, wife of Don Hosier, professor of biology, died July 5. She was 59, an Easton native, and the owner of Plants to Go in Palmer Township. In addition to her husband, she is survived by their three children. The Hosiers had been married almost 38 years. Donations in her memory can be made to the American Cancer Society, Lehigh Valley Unit, Bethlehem.

July 16, 2002

Child's Play
Mary Beth Spirk, women's basketball coach, is putting in 400 hours of community service as Bethlehem YMCA summer sports camp director. It's a requirement of her master's degree at US Sports Academy.
Poster Boy
John McDermott retires as VP/Planning and Research.
All That Jazz
Moravian's first summer youth jazz camp.
Anniversary Waltz
5/10/15-year milestones of Moravian staff.
Out of Africa
Two African visitors to campus -- an administrator from the International Christian University at Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, and a minister from Tanzania -- provide insights on current problems on the continent.
Faculty/staff/student achievements, new arrivals, an obituary.