They 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 pig roast.

• 175 at the alumni dinner and awards ceremony.

• 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 awards:

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 College’s 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 Association’s 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 Men’s 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.

November 20, 2001

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