Class Notes

NEWS OF 2001

From Kourtney Parella:

Hello, recent alumni! I’m excited to be able to keep in contact with all of you.

I have moved to an apartment in northeast Philadelphia with Michael Matuczinski Jr. ’00. I teach kindergarten at Rainbow Academy and Carousel Farms in Ivyland. I spent the summer taking trips to the beach, Baltimore, New York, and Assateague Island in Maryland.

Kerry Graybill teaches French to seventh- and eighth-graders for the East Stroudsburg Area School District and is enjoying life in the Poconos. She spent part of the summer in Greece, Italy, and France, and another part working at an environmental camp with fourth-graders.

After five weeks of training in Garden City on Long Island, Allison Richardi is a price analyst for Avis Rent-a-Car in Parsippany, N.J.

Vera Marston, an instrumental-music teacher for the Southern Lehigh School District, is happy living on her own in Bethlehem.

From the Alumni House:

Heidi Seiwell is enrolled in the four-year Doctor of Optometry program at Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Elkins Park.

Keri Schantz is an intern at the Institute for Defense Analyses in Alexandria, Va.


NEWS OF 2000

From Kourtney Parella ’01:

Michael Matuczinski Jr. will celebrate his one-year anniversary as a graphic designer for Cagiva U.S.A., an Italian motorcycle distributor. He works in Willow Grove. He has formed a band, in which he plays guitar, called Future Starts in Five.

Dell Dockery lives in Runnemeade, N.J., and works as a service coordinator for Recreational Management Services. He also is an emergency medical technician for the Runnemeade Fire Co.

Vinnie Bordieri is the assistant manager for Sherwin-Williams Co. and lives in Metuchen, N.J. He recently went on a cruise to the Caribbean with James Witkowski, who does sheet-metal work and estimating and who plans on a two-week trip to Colorado this winter.

Eric Zimmerman works at Aetna U.S. Healthcare and Macy’s. He sings with the Concord Chamber Singers, who are holding a benefit for the Susan G. Kowen Breck Cancer Awareness Foundation.

Jess Edris coordinated projects and promotions for this fall’s Celtic Fest in Bethlehem and has moved into an apartment with her fiancé, Chad.

Caroline Browne is an associate agent for administrative sales marketing at Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. She lives in Bethlehem with Ryan Wieand.

Whit Atchison lives in Morris Plains, N.J., and works at Cendant Corp. as an accounts-payable coordinator. He was in New Orleans for Mardi Gras in February.


NEWS OF 1999

From the Alumni House:

Molly McGonigle married Rob Anderson, a junior high school science teacher. They are buying a home in Collingswood, N.J. Molly has begun work for the Pennsylvania chapter of the Nature Conservancy.

After receiving his master’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Jan Mellon is coordinator of orientation and new-student advisement at Warren County Community College in Washington, N.J. He lives in Bethlehem.


NEWS OF 1998

From the Alumni House:

Meg Thomsen was accepted into the Peace Corps. In June, she began a two-year assignment in Sichuan, China, teaching environmental education.

Jennifer Remington, a third-year graduate student in biological sciences at the University of Delaware, has been awarded a research grant by Sigma Xi. Her research will focus on the development of congenital cataracts.

Jennie Coughlin married R. Michael Crotty on April 21. Her sister, Jessica Coughlin ’99, was maid of honor; classmates Lisa Frey Hawkins and Melissa Stengel Andresko were bridesmaids. Carolyn Leland, Jeff Farrlley ’97, and Susan Hosterman ’97 also were in attendance. Jennie has accepted a position with Aventis Pharmaceuticals as a sales representative in Greenville, N.C.

Jennifer Carrier married Robert Dorman on November 20, 1999. Stephanie Katsaros ’00 and Jennifer’s sister Amie Carrier ’00 were among the bridal party. Other Moravian graduates celebrating with her were Jennifer Underhill, Matthew Lindquist, Jenna Katsaros ’01, Susan Kastle ’00, Leigh MacDonald ’00, Jarred Weaver, Jill Steiner-Meixell, Christopher Meixell, Lori Steiner ’00, Ellen Blum ’00, Sara Neiper ’01, and Betsy Sletner Costanza ’97. The couple honeymooned in Austria and has bought a house in Bethlehem. Jennifer teaches ninth-grade American history and coaches cheerleading and track at Holicong Middle School in Doylestown. She also coordinates a student foreign-exchange program, which has afforded her and Rob the opportunity to travel to Europe several times. She is enrolled in the Master of Science in Education program at Wilkes University.



NEWS OF 1997 - Reunion Homecoming 2002

From Jennifer Kastle:

Congratulations to Jeff Farrlley and Carolyn Leland ’98 on their June wedding in Connecticut. The bridal party included Theresa Quinney ’98, Melissa Stengel Andresko ’98, Jessica Blasko ’98, Andy Kuhnash, Kevin Martin, Covar Sears ’98, and James Massey ’98. Garth Weiderman was a reader, and Tim Bruce sang.

Kris McGurrin married Mike Rooney at Muhlenberg College Chapel on June 30. Kris begins her second year at Penn State College of Medicine at Hershey, and Mike teaches biology at Gill St. Bernard Academy. Beth Schrey, Robin North, Emily Evans, and Kellianne Davis were bridesmaids. Also in attendance were Bob Schneider and Bill Wekluk and, of course, Coach Jim Walker, the illustrious men’s basketball coach, who introduced the couple to each other at his summer basketball camp.

Melissa Podracky was married to her longtime boyfriend, Philip, in July at a yacht club in Middletown, N.J. Bonnie Katz, Lisa Dixon, Marie Nuno, Patrick Mullins, Susan Hosterman, Rania Nicole Neddoff, and Cluny Erickson were in attendance.

Cath Calland is back in Houston, working in the real estate department of Infinity Outdoor, a national placement company for outdoor advertising.

From the Alumni House:

Rania Nicole Neddoff received her law degree from Dickinson School of Law of Pennsylvania State University.

Patrick Egan graduated from Duquesne University School of Law and planned to take the Ohio Bar exam in July. He’ll be working for the law firm of Baker & Hostetler.


NEWS OF 1996

From the Alumni House:

Sean Higgins has relocated to Los Angeles, where he makes art and spends time surfing.

After three years as assistant director of development at Widener University School of Law, Mary Kate Turowski Andris joined West Chester University as director of major gifts and foundation relations.

Lauree Kracht Katz finished a master’s degree in physical therapy. She has a job lined up in Philadelphia, where she lives with her husband, Gregory. They were married in August 2000.

Jamie Parker married Tim Dodge ’95 on February 23 at College Hill Moravian Church. She spends some of her time traveling between Pennsylvania, Maine, and Germany.

Darren Hoch is a technical instructor with Sun Microsystems and lives in Los Angeles on the beach.

Jon Urbanski ’97 wanted his news printed with that of the Class of 1996. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in golf-course management and is now south course superintendent at Wilmington Country Club, Greenville, Del., which is rated among the top 100 courses in the nation. It will be the site of the 2003 USGA mid-amateur championships. He and his wife, a health-care representative with Pfizer & Co., have a home on the course with two black Labs.

Blythe Evans, a cinematographer for Artisan Pictures International, is working with director Roman Polanski on a production scheduled for release this winter.



NEWS OF 1995

From the Alumni House:

Erin Jones has finished her sixth year teaching social studies at Taunton High School in Massachusetts. Last year she completed a master’s degree in technology and education at Lesley University and a Webmaster certification program at Clark University.

Paula Krisak married Dan Fehlinger on July 29, 2000. She is enrolled at Wilkes University earning a master’s degree in education, concentrating on classroom technology.

Jennifer Kernich Hallman is the new public relations/special events coordinator at Lutheran Community in Telford, a continuing-care retirement complex. She and her husband, Keith, are expecting their first child in January.

Sedef Koktenturk was promoted to manager in the business recovery services section of PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York. She is engaged to Billy Baldwin, and they live in Connecticut.

Pamela Ridgeway married David Niglio on July 4. Michelle Mariano Miller, Yolanda Fontanez Coleman, Shannon McDonald Disora ’96, and Chris Campi were bridesmaids; Keith Bergman and Krista Ersigni Moore also were in attendance. Pamela and David are both teachers.

Shannon was expecting a girl in August, and Krista is expecting her second child.

Melissa Carta Miller and Eli Miller are expecting their first child in December.



NEWS OF 1994

From Ann Schlottman:

Drew Menten e-mailed me in February that he’d finished a master’s degree in social work at the University of Maryland at Baltimore County in May 2000. He’s now working as a housing counselor at United Communities of Southeast Philadelphia and is organizing a homeowners’ association. Drew is still a huge college basketball fan, which I can relate to, of course.

I received an e-mail from Rob Fredley in March. After graduation, he moved to the Washington, D.C., area and is back there again after working in Munich. Rob is creative director for Virid, a small company that he helped start. It designs and develops Web sites. At the time of his e-mail, he was planning an April wedding to “a wonderful woman named Tricia.”

This is my second year as sports information director at Randolph-Macon College. During the past year, I lived in a house with two football coaches. Now I’m in my own apartment.

From the Alumni House:

Patti Horwath Smith works for Medarex, a biotechnology company in Bloomsbury, Pa.

Alicia Mudd Sands and her husband, James, welcomed daughter Samantha Lee on January 10. Alicia has decided to be a stay-at-home mother for a while.