NEWS OF 1983
From Dawn Bullaro Stawiarski:
Its been a long time
since you received any correspondence from the Class of 1983, but here it is.
Jennifer Seamans Collins reports
that she received a masters degree in social work from Rutgers University. She
lives in Lynchburg, Va., and is on leave from her job to raise two sons and a daughter.
Amy Daly-Donovan lives
in Seattle with her husband, Jim, and children Connor, 6, and Shea, 3. She has an independent
organizational-development consulting practice.
Cindy Bowerman-Deshler also
lives in Seattle with her husband, Tad, and children Kira and Kian.
Sean Diviny is a childrens-book
author published by HarperCollins. His first book, Snow Inside the House, was published
in 1998. His second, Halloween Motel, was released last fall. Sean moved to Los Angeles
in 1992 and lives there with his partner of
As for John 84
and me, we are finally recovering from the adventures (or misadventures) of building
a new home. Were settled, and our sonsCJ, 14, Tony, 11, and Alex, 8are
looking forward to their new schools. Im a registered nurse, and John has become
director of network technologies at his job in Philadelphia.
From the Alumni House:
George Valente is the
editor and publisher of Jersey Shore Publications. He recently published Volume II of
To the Shore Once More.
Terence R. McConlogue,
formerly a counselor with the New Jersey Department of Corrections, has moved to Valley
Youth House, a Lehigh Valley resource agency for at-risk students. His areas of responsibility
are Wilson High School, Philip Lauer Junior High School and Williams Township Elementary
School. He also is working on a Ph.D. in educational psychology at Temple University
and is an adjunct member of its teaching faculty. Terence is married to Amy Singel 89,
and they have two children, Kevyn, 4 and Coleman, 2, and six cats.
NEWS OF 1982 - Reunion
From Joanne Belletti Molle:
Michael Rimikis is
general manager of the Athens office of Serono, a pharmaceutical company based in Spain
and Switzerland that specializes in infertility drugs.
NEWS OF 1981
From Craig Kegger Bartlett:
Wow, did we have a big turnout
for our 20th reunion during Alumni Weekend! (It hasnt been 20 years, has it?) There
were seven of us Friday night. Ken Hanna was there with his wife, Pat Murray
Hanna 82, who works for the Alumni Office. So were Mike Castles, Walt
Wehof, Mark Babich 80, Robin Drake, Cindy Lynn, and Nancy
Duckworth. We made a gallant effort at the Bethlehem Brew Pub but couldnt duplicate
our college days, thank goodness.
Michael Castles lives
in Carlisle and owns Castles Lumber and Homecenter. He is married with a son and daughter. Walt
Wehof owns Summit Systems and lives in Martinsville, N.J., with his wife, two daughters,
and a son.
Joe Kubrak is moving
back to New Jersey after several years in Texas and Ohio. He works for NCR and will be
living in Hillsboro. Joe is married and has a son and two daughters. Mike, Joe, and I
have been meeting in Carlisle when Joe passes through.
Anne Ritter Parola is
a teacher in Irvine, Calif., and has two children.
Fred Merrill and Laurie
Onofer Merrill 83 live in Augusta, Ga. Fred is a physician in private practice,
and they are raising three children.
Peter Leffler is back
in Allentown working as an editor for the Morning Call.
Stephanie Dalena Akers lives
in New Jersey and owns several Jazzercise gyms. She is married and has a son.
Margan Sztuk Mulvaney lives
in Chatham, N.J. She is married with two children.
Joe Sebia and Gayle
Scheetz Mateayak both work in the environmental group of Air Products & Chemicals
Mike Scapata works
for BASF in Singapore.
Robert Ferdinand is
a police officer in Hazelton.
Jeffrey Gumina and Deborah
Diehl Gumina 83 had their annual pool party. The 1245 Otis Place gang and
Beta Brothers were there as usual. Among them were Harry Beisswenger, who lives
in Tampa, Fla., and is married with two children. He works for Changepoint Corp. Harry
spends a couple of weeks in Avalon, N.J., each summer at his parents house, which
is next door to that of Frank and Melissa Rauscher 80. Hugh
Richards has a summer house in Avalon as well.
More Betas: J. P. Miele has
a custom-blind business and lives with his two sons in Bound Brook, N.J. Jim Geosits works
for Merrill Lynch in Reading. He and his wife have two kids. And Crist the Seal Smith lives
with his 17-year-old son in Harrisburg and works for the U.S. Postal Service.
Since graduation, Ive
worked for Allentown Valve & Fitting and live in Harrisburg as well.
Id like to hear from
more of you. E-mail me with updates, and we can let our classmates know whats going
on with you. How about the rest of the Dirty Dozen, a.k.a. the SPO pledge class of 1978?
Until next time, Kegger and
From the Alumni House:
Kris Dragotta married
Gordon Yerry, a mechanical engineer for Pennsylvania Power & Light, in 1998. They
live in Bethlehem, where Kris works in the federal court clerks office processing
cases and doing computer work.
NEWS OF 1980
From Molly Donaldson Brown:
Its an interesting time
in our lives. Some of us are chasing our careers, others toddlers. A few of us even have
kids heading to college. Please let me know if any of yours are headed to Moravian.
We now have a Class of 80
contingent in Alberta, Canada, where Denise Heil Ford and her family have been
living for several years. Julia Cranford Folk and her husband, Terry Folk 78,
moved there recently to accept the call to serve the Millwoods Community Moravian Church
Before heading north, Julie
enjoyed participating in the enrollment and freshman orientation of her stepdaughter
Lisa, an incoming Moravian student.
Bob Scardina lives
in Hightstown, N.J., and works on Staten Island. Last summer he celebrated 25 years with
Merrill Lynch, where hes an assistant vice president. It really has been 21 years,
Bob points out, but they counted those four summers I worked for them during our
college years. Bob has been divorced for more than four years now and says his
three childrenBianca, 13, Anthony, 10, and Michael, 8keep him busy.
Hes been in touch with Steve
Vanya 79, Liz Thomas Van Idersteine 81 and June Nuzzo Koch 79.
Hes also spoken to classmate Vito Guarino, who recently remarried.
Who can doubt that Renee
Sullivan James and Leslie Kachure Scott remain among Bruce Springsteens
biggest fans? But last summer the two branched out to attend a U2 concert at the Continental
Arena. Renee says their husbands went along to be sure she and Les behaved. And
guess who also is a fan and was in the crowd that evening? The Boss. Les and
I agreed that Bono is no Bruce. But hes pretty darn close, Renee says.
Did they run into Springsteen that night, as they did after one of his concerts 20
years ago? No luck this time. His group must have had better seats!
At our 20th reunion last year, Nina
Richardson Daise, Katy Farrell McDonald, and Margi Ancmon-Hawkins decided
to make the event an annual outing. So last spring they were back on campus to participate
in another Alumni Weekend. Nina also traveled to Katys house in Binghamton, N.Y.,
to celebrate the high school graduation of Katys daughter, Cory.
Julie LaBarre Webster and
her husband, Geoff, were so impressed that their son, Tristan, acquired a green belt
in karate that theyve taken up the martial art themselves.
On a visit to the Lehigh Valley
from their home in western Pennsylvania earlier this year, Julie ran into Ken Pohlidal 79
and his wife, Kerri. They all were invited to a pool party at Julies cousins
home, where the Pohlidals two young daughters hit it off with the Webster children.
Jane Paluda moved to
Vermont in 1998 when she became marketing manager in continuing education at the University
of Vermont. Shes now enrolled in the universitys graduate program in public
administration. Since moving north, Janes significant other has embarked on a second
career as a watercolor artist and has had several works in juried shows in Vermont and
As a result of some planning
at our 20th reunion, several classmates already have decided how theyll mark the
year we turn 50. Lisa Swallier Rogers writes from Colorado: Way back in
the spring of 1979, Chris Citrano, Deb Tisdale, Margaret Couch,
and Cindy Flick trotted off to Paris for a semester. Not much French was learned
(at least not in my case), but we had a smashing good time of it. Members of that
original group decided to do a return tour in 2008. Lisa says they will extend an honorary
invitation to Cindy Knauf and Judy Lovett, since they were there in spirit
the first time. The ladies plan to rent apartments for a week and live it up.
It has been a busy year for Michelle
Tillander, who traveled to Spain for spring break and participated in Maine Photographic
Workshops in the summer, thanks to a grant. Michelle continues as chair of the visual
arts department at the Governors School for the Arts in Virginia. She has exhibited
at a sculpture invitational at Christallo Gallery in Williamsburg, Va., and in an alumni
exhibition at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. Michelle expects to curate an
exhibit of digital art in Suffolk, Va., in the spring. In her spare time, and as weather
permits, she enjoys the beach, her garden and her home.
Over the summer, my family
took a two-week Southern road trip. With one daughter a teenager and the other a pre-teen,
we figured it was now or never. We put almost 3,000 miles on the van. In addition to
the standard Orlando offerings, we enjoyed beaches, historical sites, visits with relatives,
and, of course, shopping.
Our deepest sympathies to Gail
Perry Olson and Tim, whose 12-year-old son, Eric Jon, lost his life May 6 in an
accident at the county fairgrounds near his home in Jacksonville, Ill. Eric and his
brothersJustin, 18, Jason, 14, and Patrick, 10all played or continue to
play roller hockey with a local league, and the city donated space at one of its parks
for the Eric Olson Memorial Hockey Rink, which will open next summer.
NEWS OF 1979
From Steve Vanya:
I received an update from Lori
Kenney Cline, who lives with her husband and their two boys in a lovely historic
home in Mullica Hill, N.J. Lori received a teaching degree from Rowan University in
1994 and has been teaching art at Pennsville Middle School. Her husband, George, owns
Quality Elevator Co. of Camden, N.J. Their son George works in the casino industry
in Atlantic City, and his younger brother, Doug, is a junior at Delsea Regional High
School, where he captains the soccer team. She would love to hear from old friends Sue
Weaver Lushinsky, Carol Sagnip Mishinski, and Mary Kirsch. Loris
e-mail is email@example.com.
From the Alumni House:
John Snyder placed
second in the Flying Junior Masters sailing race and won a masters trophy.