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
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
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.”
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.
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
Michael J. Fraboni, newly
arriving member of the math faculty, has completed his Ph.D.
at Lehigh University. This earns him automatic promotion to
Sophia Rivera arrived in the world June 22,
via parents In-Chi Chow-Rivera, secretary
for the Office of Student Affairs, and Peter Rivera.
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.
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.
McDermott retires as VP/Planning and Research.
Moravian's first summer youth jazz camp.
milestones of Moravian staff.
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.
achievements, new arrivals, an obituary.