Class Notes

NEWS OF 2002

From Brienne Wilson:

Though it has been only a few short months since graduation, I have many exciting stories to share.

This past March, Bill Kenney proposed to Jennifer Mack outside Cinderella’s Castle in Walt Disney World. The Class of 2002’s Class Couple has recently relocated to Savannah, Ga., where both will attend graduate school: Bill in history; Jenn in interior design. Maribeth Ealey and I have been asked to be bridesmaids.

Julie Surber and Scott Murray ’01 plan to be married November 1.

Others who soon will walk down the aisle include Danielle Joseph, Janelle Hartley, and Erin Kutyla.

Brian Corvino is working as an intelligence analyst at Janssen Pharmaceuticals and lives in Yardley.

After a wonderful trip to Hawaii, Nicole Kalogeras has accepted a job with the Bethlehem Area School District. Nicole will work with students from first through fifth grades as an academic integration specialist.

Genevieve Hellings will attend Syracuse University this fall to study marriage and family therapy.

Jamie Wassmer starts law school this fall at Widener University in Harrisburg.

In August, Katie McKee moved to Alabama.

Rick Meekins has opened Petros Café and Coffee Bar in Allentown. Right now the café serves breakfast and lunch, but Rick hopes it will be open for dinner by summer’s end.

Allen Frank, who was dearly missed at graduation, is enjoying tremendous success playing tuba in the play Blast!

Sean Carney is a municipal bond broker at Chapdelaine & Co.

Kyle Rehrig has moved to Basking Ridge, N.J., to teach fifth grade at Oak Street Elementary School.

I have accepted a job teaching third grade at Cedar Hill Elementary School, also in Basking Ridge.

I hope all is well with the Class of 2002. I wish everyone luck and success during these next few transitional months.

From the Alumni House:

Emily Shertzer is in San Antonio, Texas, working with other hopefuls for the U.S. pentathlon team for the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens. She has won a $5,000 postgraduate scholarship from the NCAA.

Four of the five chemistry majors of the Class of 2002 are enrolled in Ph.D. programs in chemistry: Julie Jones at Princeton University, Rachel Toroney at Johns Hopkins University, Susan Schiavo at Northeastern University, and Keith Moore at Temple University. All four (no surprise) were Honors students. Julie graduated summa cum laude and Keith magna cum laude.

NEWS OF 2001

From the Alumni House:

Ellen Charnick was named the best first-year teacher in Frederick County, Maryland. She teaches fifth grade.

Laurie Sibbach has received a three-year National Science Foundation fellowship to support her graduate work in physics at Lehigh University. Laurie also was a finalist for the American Physical Society’s Apker Award, which earned $1,000 for Moravian’s Department of Physics and Earth Science.

NEWS OF 2000

From Faithann Cheslock:

Tim Stephey and I became engaged May 27. We are planning a 2004 wedding. I will attend nursing school in September at Capital Health System in Trenton, N.J.

From the Alumni House:

David Hart and Alex Pierce received M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering at Lehigh University. David came back to the College to speak on his graduate work.

NEWS OF 1999

From the Alumni House:

Mark Strohl is stationed aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, whose home port is Everett, Wash. He works as an aviation storekeeper, maintaining the supply of parts for F-18 aircraft. The ship will be heading for the Arabian Gulf, deployed with Operation Enduring Freedom.

James Muscatell graduated from Drexel University in June with master’s degrees in mathematics and education.

TracyLynn Derr married E. J. Dougherty in October 2001. Jennifer Krill and Lyn Ramsey ’00 were her bridesmaids. Julie Kalbfleisch ’00, Brendan Echelmeier, Denise Pierantozzi, Karmel Dutt, Brian ’96 and Natalie Giancamilli Leyer, Christina Fulton, and Deanna Campbell ’98 also were there. Because of E. J.’s expanding company, they have moved to Kissimmee, Fla., where they expect their first child in November.

Rebecca Sutton married Joseph McMaster in May. She is working at Ulticom and pursuing an M.A. in writing at Rowan University.

NEWS OF 1998
Reunion Homecoming 2003

From the Alumni House:

Jeanette Stettner is engaged to James Dutt of Easton. She is obtaining her master’s degree in secondary education and certification in administration at East Stroudsburg University.

Anthony Fiorilli graduated from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in May. He has published several articles in podiatric journals and presented his research at national conferences. This summer he began a residency in foot and ankle surgery at Kessler Memorial Hospital in Hammonton, N.J.

NEWS OF 1997

From Jennifer Kastle:

Beth Schrey sent an e-mail about the former girls of 1023. She and Mike Folcher ’98 were married June 15. He proposed to Beth on the steps of Comenius last December. She’s in her fifth year of teaching European history at Easton High School. In January, she received her master’s degree from Lehigh University.

Kris McGurrin married Mike Rooney on June 30, 2001, at Muhlenberg College’s Egner Memorial Chapel. Kris is in her second year at Penn State’s Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Robin North works in human resources for Chubb Insurance in Atlanta and travels all over the southeast. She just bought a new house. Kellianne Davis married Chad Everitt, a family friend, on April 27. She works at Merck Pharmaceuticals as a research biologist and is pursuing her master’s degree in pharmacology at Thomas Jefferson University.

Emily Evans married John North, brother of Robin, on August 18, 2001, at Prospect Hill Farm. Her bridesmaids from Moravian included Kellianne Davis, Beth Schrey, Robin North, and Kris McGurrin. Mike Folcher ’98 and Jackie Mayette ’99 also were guests at the outdoor wedding. Emily and John live in Collegeville, and Emily works for the advertising firm Red Tetterman.

Craig and Laura Sortino Neiman have been busy working on their home in Bethlehem. Laura said Megan Schock Behr and her husband also just bought a house in Bethlehem. Kim Moffit and her fiancé, Michael, recently bought a house in South Jersey and plan to be married in December.

Jessica Shaw Mazakas wrote that Christina Sebastionelli and Richard Ferrara were married May 4 in Boston. Eman and Jenan Jarrah and Jessica were members of the bridal party. The couple resides in South Boston.

Joe and Gina Martin recently e-mailed pictures of their children: Madi, who will be in kindergarten, and Joe V (the fifth Joe in the family), going into second grade.

Several class members attended the wedding shower of Tracy Asper and Bob Wolak, who will be getting married October 5. At the shower, we also learned that Roy Beeson was married in July.

Jason Hoffert graduated May 23 from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore with a Ph.D. in biochemistry. He was married June 1 to another new Ph.D. in biochemistry, Patricia Legler of Albuquerque, N.M. They both are postdoctoral research fellows at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda and live in Rockville, Md.

I recently spoke to Terri Flowers Seifert. She and her husband, Chris Seifert, who is in the Army, have been stationed in Arizona and are moving to Kentucky at the end of July. They’re expecting a baby in the fall.

Lisa Dixon is an assistant prosecutor in Salem County, N.J.

Bonnie Katz started a new job as a graphic designer at Slack Inc. in Thorofare, N.J. She will move to the art museum area of Philadelphia in August.

I enjoy my job as manager of partnership marketing for the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and recently moved to a townhouse in Manayunk.

It was nice to receive all the e-mails with everyone’s updates, and I look forward to more in the coming months.

From the Alumni House:

Eman Jarrah has combined her undergraduate major in chemistry with an interest in its innovations and inventions by earning a law degree from the University of Dayton. She already has passed the Pennsylvania and New Jersey bar exams and is working in the field of technical law. Now she’s studying for the patent bar.

NEWS OF 1996

From Debbie Yuengling Ferhat:

I hope all of you had a great summer. Here’s an update about some of you, but you others, please send new information!

Michelle Mistysyn Ulsh and her husband, Mike, welcomed Mason John, their third child, May 30. I got together with Michelle and her kids over the summer. Jessica Gearhart Wenton came with her daughter, Chloe. Jessica, an assistant principal in the Pocono Mountain School District, is going back to college for her doctorate.

Tom ’97 and Michelle Ciambruschini Ritter just bought a home in Randolph, N.J.

Derek Wright will teach social studies this fall at Council Rock High School, his alma mater. He also will be head basketball coach for the boys’ team.

Don O’Neil and his wife, Melissa, bought a townhouse near Stamford, Conn., while Tom Cresswell and his wife, Kim, recently bought a home in Royersford. Tom works for Vanguard.

I talked to Chris Geck, who lives in northern New Jersey and still sees all the other DeSchweinitz guys.

From the Alumni House:

Since leaving Moravian, Christine Theodore-Kreschollek has worked as a molecular biologist at Merck Agricultural in New Jersey and then at Novartis Agribusiness in Research Triangle Park, N.C. She and her husband, Brad Kreschollek, have a daughter, Helen Grace, born July 26, 2001. They expect another child at the end of 2002. After September 11, they decided they needed to be closer to family, so they moved back to Pennsylvania. Christine plans to open a voice studio while she takes care of raising the children.

Daphne Rhoton married Tim Pierce in June. Her bridesmaids were Alisha Rhoton Miller, matron of honor, Mary Kate Turowski Andris, and Rachel Conrad. They honeymooned in the Bahamas.

Also married in June: Darren Hoch to Aleta Hargett. In attendance were Matt Fox, Tony Yambor, Chris Fox ’95, and Sara Fox ’99. The Hochs live in El Segundo, Calif.

In July, Regina Koonce married Thomas Duffy. Christine Koonce ’01 and Anette Bjorkman were bridesmaids. Other alumni present were Kevin ’97 and Lisa Page Martin, Tara Palmentere ’97, Covar Sears ’97, Renee Bond ’97, Phil Geiger ’97, Christine Dolan ’97, and Dunn Mandy Stiko ’97.

Matthew Stone finished his Ph.D. in physics at Johns Hopkins University. He and his wife, Debra, have moved to Penn State, where he has a postdoctoral fellowship in physics.

Two chemistry grads who went on to receive doctorates from Cornell University in 2001 are now assistant professors of chemistry: Ryan Mehl at Franklin and Marshall College and Ryan Hinrichs at Sarah Lawrence College.

Alumni Association president Jan Gollins ’72 presents President Rokke with a check for $421,286, representing the combined gifts of all the reunion classes.

Photo: Gregory M. Fota '69