Annual Alumni Association Awards Ceremony
180 people gathered on the Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus on November
1, 2002, for the Alumni Association’s third annual
Awards Ceremony and reception to honor alumni for service and achievement.
Association president Jan Gollins ’72 presented
more than 15 years of providing legal access to minorities and
the poor, Frederick P. Rooney ’75 was honored with the
Haupert Humanitarian Award. Fred majored in Latin American studies
at Moravian and then earned a master’s degree in bicultural/bilingual
studies from Marywood College. After completing a law degree
at City University of New York, he started a community-based
law firm in Brooklyn, which was recognized by the Pennsylvania
Bar Association for its work in community law, custody issues,
and affordable law, much of it offered pro bono. In 1998, he
returned to CUNY to direct its Community Legal Resource Network,
by the American Bar Association Journal for providing a network
and resources for CUNY law graduates in community practice.
Benigna Education Award went to Jack Ridge ’53, who spent
41 years as a scientist and mentor of young scientists at Moravian.
Jack graduated from Moravian summa cum laude with a triple
major in physics, chemistry, and mathematics. After a year
as a research
scientist at E. I. Dupont Corp., he completed an M.S. and Ph.D.
in physics at Lehigh University (while teaching mathematics
at Moravian). He chaired the Department of Physics and Earth
Science from 1959 to 1995 and was Moravian’s Louise E.
Juley Professor of Science from 1993 to 1995. Retired since
1996, Jack continues
to serve the College as a professor emeritus.
B. Goshorn ’58
received the Comenius Alumni Award in recognition of his
distinguished career as a television news producer, editor,
writer, and weather broadcaster. Roy worked at local newspapers
in Allentown and Bethlehem while earning a B.A. in English
and an M.A. in journalism from Lehigh University. Starting
in 1971, he spent 21 years with ABC-TV News as an assignment
and producer for the ABC Evening News and Nightline. Among
his highest-profile stories were an interview with Eldridge Cleaver
in Algeria and coverage
of President Nixon’s historic trip to China. The Associated
Press, United Press International, Columbia University, and
the Pittsburgh Press Club have honored him for his excellence
and news coverage.
D. Pfeiffer ’92 received the
Young Alumni Achievement Award for his exceptional career
in architectural acoustics. Scott
received a B.S. in physics with honors in music from Moravian,
then studied acoustical engineering at the Technical University
He joined Kirkegaard Associates in Chicago, one of the busiest
and most respected acoustical engineering firms in the world,
in the acoustic design and renovation of concert halls. Scott
has been project manager for acoustic work at Orchestra Hall,
Royal Festival Hall, London; the New York State Theater and
the Juilliard Theater at Lincoln Center; Boston Symphony
Hall; the Academy of Music,
Philadelphia; and the Teatro de Colón in Buenos Aires,
Argentina, among others.
Magee ’96 received
the Alumni Association’s Emerging
Leader in absentia for his dedicated service to his alma
mater. As an undergraduate, Tennant was an active member
of the senior class
gift committee, student phonathon, United Student Government,
the Comenian, Delta Tau Delta, and the golf team.
After receiving a master’s
degree in political science from Lehigh University and
a law degree from the University of Baltimore, he joined
staff of the Maryland
State Attorney’s office in Baltimore. Despite his
busy professional schedule, Tennant continues his involvement
with Moravian, serving
on the Young Alumni Board and as a class agent. In 2001
initiated alumni support that helped Moravian apply (successfully)
in the Princeton Review Guide to the Best 345 Colleges.
Alumni Association also recognized the Class of 1966
for the largest class gift to the 2001-2002 Annual Fund,
and the class of 1942 for the highest percentage of donors,
at 57 percent.