NEWS OF 1993
From Michelle M. Litzenberger:
Bill Darcy writes that
he relocated in August 2000 to Daytona Beach, Fla., to become director of sponsorship
services with International Speedway Corp., which owns and operates 13 major motor-sports
facilities in the United States. In February, he was promoted to senior director of corporate
account management. He resides in Ormond Beach, Fla., and enjoys his job, which allows him
to travel extensively.
Katie OMara Mears and
her husband, Bob, had a daughter, Ehrin Riley, on November 13, 2000. Katie is working
two days a week in the human-resources department of her fathers textile business.
She and her family live in West Chester.
NEWS OF 1992 - Reunion
From John S. Nunnemacher:
As you can tell from my address,
Ive gone back to Florida. I loved living in the Los Angeles area, but I felt the
need to get away to where I can freelance and work on my own projects.
I received a note from Christine
Paini Wachter, who says she and her husband, Eric, are proud to announce their
second daughter, Abigail Melanie, who arrived November 14, 2000. Their first, Elena
Marie, is now 3 years old.
From the Alumni House:
Lisa Velekei Zarzeki and
her husband, Jim, had a daughter, Sydney Rae, on June 29. Sydney has a 31/2-year-old
NEWS OF 1991
From Melissa dePamphilis:
Please note that my e-mail
address has changed, and let me know what is going on in your lives.
I received an e-mail from Kim
Burns Duffy. She and her husband, Bill, live in Pompton Lakes, N.J. Their
first child, William Kieran, was born March 6. Kim has been working in the research
division of Berlex Laboratories, a pharmaceutical company, for the past five years,
concentrating on womens health care.
She keeps in touch with MaryLynn
Swaney Rinker, who works in the art department of an art gallery guide and lives with
her husband, David, in Bloomsbury, N.J.
I also received an e-mail
from Grace Zarnas-Hoyer and her husband, Robert Hoyer 96. Grace
worked for Wood Dining Services in Allentown as director of public affairs from 1995
to 2000. She then worked for Unisys Corp. in Blue Bell as senior communications
consultant for global communications, until the birth of their son, Stephen Robert, on
March 27. Robert owns Helmut Hoyers Foreign Car Sales & Service in Allentown.
From the Alumni House:
Sheila Pryor Walter was
expecting a baby in September. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Dean
Walter, and an 11-year-old stepson, Jackson.
Holly Derhammer returned
to Moravian to receive her elementary certification and teaches seventh and eighth grades
NEWS OF 1990
From the Alumni House:
Rob Verrone and his
wife, Sarah, had twin sons, Matthew Thomas and Daniel James, in June.
NEWS OF 1989
From Kerri Selland Pepoy:
Andrea Kohls Stewart and Richard
Stewart 88 have become proud parents of a 10-pound baby boy named Andrew.
Andrea continues to work as associate director of admissions at Cedar Crest College;
July marked her 10-year anniversary there. Richard works full-time for the U.S. Postal
Service, doing in-house computer data work, and is an adjunct professor of history
at Lehigh County Community College. He hopes to enroll in a Ph.D. program next year.
Tom Sigafoos bought
a new home in Plymouth Meeting, where he has been a principal for five years in the Colonial
School District. Tom has served as southeast regional representative to the Pennsylvania
Association of Elementary School Principals for three years; and in October he became
state representative to the National Association of Elementary School Principals. Tom
earned his superintendents letter from Widener University this past spring and
continues classes at Widener toward his doctorate in education.
Ed Goebel married Martha
Noderer on March 25 in Las Vegas, and they became the proud parents of Corina Elizabeth
on June 22. Bunk Hess attended Eds wedding and sent photos. (The highlight
of the evening must have been the singing Elvis!) Ed and Martha teach on the Navajo Reservation
in northeast Arizona.
Speaking of weddings, Nick
Kolen got married to Kelli on May 20, 2000.
Joanne Varga recently
moved from San Diego to Houston, where she continues work as a federal probation officer. Patty
Borkowski took a trip to San Diego to visit Joanne shortly before her move.
Kathy Harcourt Bellante and
her husband, Rob, have been married seven years. Their first child, Matthew, was born
in March. Kathy has been working as an occupational therapist and loves it, but she has
given up her job to become a stay-at-home mother.
From the Alumni House:
Richard McGinnis and
his wife, Mary, of Allentown, have two daughters: Shannon Taylor, 4, and Reilly Maria,
NEWS OF 1988
NEWS OF 1987 - Reunion
From Edie Fuchs Lewis:
Jane Harwick Dunsworth and
her family have settled in Erie, where her husband, Ray, is an engineer. She devotes
her time these days to caring for their five children, including Christopher Patrick,
who joined his three sisters and brother on March 12. She also is home-schooling
two of the girls.
From Helen Varady Keyser 55:
Capt. Francis Donchez,
son of Rose Mandic Donchez 55, is the new police commissioner for the city
From the Alumni House:
Ray Pfeiffer and Pamela
Messerschmidt Pfeiffer have two daughters, Elizabeth, 4, and Catherine, 1. Ray
received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina and has taught in the department
of accounting and information systems at the University of Massachusetts for the past
NEWS OF 1986 - Reunion
From Lynda Farrell Swartz:
Ive had a chance to
catch up with several classmates recently while planning our 15th reunion.
Rich Ascani is back
in the area after living in New York and Chicago. He is married and works at Guardian
Life Insurance Co. as an underwriting consultant.
Lauren Turnbach Brennan teaches
fifth grade in the Bethlehem School District. She and her husband, Dennis, and their
children, Kevin and Julia, recently moved to a new home in Bethlehem.
Carol Traupman-Carr has
a 4-year-old son, Andrew, and has been appointed associate dean for academic affairs
Joan Kiefer Dickinson and
her husband, Todd, live in Carlisle with their children, Evan and Claire. Joan is vice
president for commercial lending at M&T Bank in Carlisle.
Rob Downes and his
wife, Kimberly, live in the Poconos with their twins, Brooke and Grant. Rob teaches math
at Mountain Lakes High School in New Jersey.
Corinne Parker Edmonds and
her husband, Dave Edmonds 85, have moved to Coopersburg, where they built
a barn home. They have two sons, Parker and Connor. Corinne is an assistant chief underwriter
with Guardian Life Insurance Co.
Carmela Marsala Griffo and
her family, which includes daughters Julia and Claudia, live in Marlton, N.J. Carmela
teaches sixth-grade French and Spanish in a new program called International Baccalaureate
in Cherry Hill, N.J.
Scott Hoke and his
wife, Desiree, expect their second child in March. Scott is the deputy warden at Northampton
County Prison. He also coaches softball at Moravian.
Gail Poverman-Kave has
been in private practice as a psychologist for 11 years. She and her husband, Bob, live
in Manasquan, N.J.
Kelly Krieble is an
assistant professor at Moravian, where he teaches a variety of science classes. He recently
bought his first home in Bethlehem.
Bob Medina, his wife,
Kathleen, and their children, Jeremy and Courtney, live in Sparta, N.J. Bump loves
his work as an eighth-grade writing teacher and has been approved for tenure in the Sparta
Jeanne Villano Petrucci finished
her USTA tennis season and is planning her fall cooking classes. She also arranges fund-raising
dinners for private schools in the Princeton, N.J., area. Jeanne and her husband, Jim,
enjoy time with their children, Emilia and Joseph.
Shawn Higgins Schmitt and
her husband, Dan, recently welcomed a son, Samuel.
John Walton teaches
eighth-grade social studies in the Bethlehem School District. He also is a certified
Lori Palinkas Wynne lives
in Asbury, N.J., with her husband, Joe, and their two sons.
We also received a note from Wayne
Brotzman Jr., who lives in Nazareth and is a physician in family practice. He is
married to Ann, and they have three children: Sarah, Nicholas, and Talia.
Lauren Schaffernoth DeFuria and
her husband, Brian, just celebrated the first birthday of their son, Gavin. Lauren planned
to go back to work this fall.
Donna Mackinshok Aslanian and
her husband, Ed, have two daughters and are expecting a son in November.
James and I hope to have news
from more of you after our reunion at Homecoming.
NEWS OF 1985
NEWS OF 1984
From Janet Gomes Feakes:
Two old friends e-mailed me
in May with what theyve been up to since graduation.
Susan Haas taught school
for a year and realized it was not what she wanted to do. So she joined the U.S. Army
and was commissioned a second lieutenant. She was on active duty in Korea and Kansas
before getting married and moving to the state of Washington. Her husband also was in
the Army, and they did a lot of moving: from Washington to Germany (Wiesbaden and Frankfurt)
to Kansas, where she got a masters degree in adult education, to Louisiana. In
1988, she moved to Northern Virginia, where she works now for the Department of Defense
as a transportation management specialist and is also a major in the U.S. Army Reserve.
She was recently remarried at West Point. Her second husband soon will retire from the
Army after almost 22 years of active duty. Theyve bought a home in Stafford, Va.,
and hell be working as an executive contracting consultant.
Sue is in touch with Valerie
Hand Morris 85, who just had a baby boy, Sean Walter, on April 27. Sue visited
with Valerie and her husband, John Morris 86, at their beautiful home
John Horchner writes
that for the last 11 years he has been working between Providence, R.I., where his company,
Travmar Destination Directories, is located, and New York. Shortly after he married two
years ago, he and his wife bought a house in Vermont near Killington.