Honored in Their Own House
“A prophet is not without honor,” said a well-known prophet in Mark 6:4, “except in his own country, among his own relatives, and in his own house.”
The Alumni Awards celebration, now in its fifth year, honors notable alums in their own country, among their own families, in their own house. The awards let them know that their achievements have been noticed and are regarded with pride by the College that graduated them.
This year’s honorees, who will be recognized Friday, October 15, are:
• Robert C. Thear ’98, an internal auditor for Guardian Life Insurance. He’ll receive the Emerging Leader Award for his dedication and service to the College.
• Jens Scott ’94, a 3-D computer-graphic artist, animator, and film production supervisor, will receive the Young Alumni Achievement Award.
• Thomas Evans ’68, retired superintendent of the Easton Area School District and adjunct instructor of education at Moravian, will receive the Benigna Education Award.
• Carol Vogler ’80, ’86, has devoted much of her work as a pastor to women and children with AIDS. Her doctorate is in a cross-disciplinary field called human ecology. She will receive the Haupert Humanitarian Award.
• Janine Jagger ’72, an epidemiologist, has made industry-wide contributions to the safety of medical instruments and other medical techology. She received a MacArthur Fellowship for her far-sighted work. She will receive the Comenius Alumni Award in recognition of outstanding service to her field.