Shall Return (and They Did)
Homecoming 2001 (October 19) was a resounding
success on all fronts: attendance, enjoyment, and recognition,
says the Alumni Office.
Some of the numbers:
2,850 people on the tailgate field
for parties of art, track and field, M.B.A., and Omicron Gamma
Omega fraternity alumni. The Class of 1986 reunion was attended
by more than 102 people (including children) at its tailgate
175 at the alumni dinner and awards
138 golfers for the 10th annual Rocco
Calvo Golf Tournament, which raised about $3,000 for the Rocco
Calvo Scholarship Fund.
More than 200 people at the 1986, 1991,
and 1996 class reunions.
In addition to the Class of 1986 tailgate,
the Class of 1991 reunited Friday evening at the Comfort Suites
on the south side of Bethlehem and the Class of 1996 in the
HUB Pavilion after tailgate.
The departments of art, education, math and computer science,
philosophy, physics and earth science, and psychology hosted
reunions of their alumni.
The Alumni Association also gave its annual
Haupert Humanitarian Award.
J. Hugh Gratz 70 of Homer, N.Y., a clinical social worker
in private practice, for his professional contributions in
teaching family therapy, working with victims of trauma in
Central America and commitment to anti-racism projects and
social justice. He was named Central New York Social Worker
of the Year in 1988 and was inducted into the Moravian College
Athletics Hall of Fame in 1994.
Unsung Hero Award. Bill Bauman
74 of Bethlehem, administrative assistant for the Music
Department and production coordinator for Moravian College
Theatre Company, with which he also has acted, created costumes,
and directed. After receiving the Colleges Patricia
Erskine Memorial Award for Excellence in Theater at his graduation,
Bauman earned his M.F.A. in theater from Ohio University.
Emerging Leader Award. Audrey
Weaver 98, an instructional designer with Systems and
Computer Technology Corp., Malvern. She is co-chair of the
Young Alumni Associations Student Relations Committee
and a member of the Philadelphia Young Alumni Association
and the Blue & Grey Club.
Young Alumni Achievement Award.
Dave Zinczenko 91of Allentown, a managing editor at
Rodale Press. Zinczenko was named editor-in-chief of Mens
Health in July 2000.
New this year is the Benigna Education Award,
which was given to Jack Burke 56 of Bethlehem, a retired
principal in the Bethlehem Area School District. Burke has
been an innovative educator, an award-winning administrator,
and an energetic spokesman for legislation that affects education.