Alumni Weekend Brings Back Old Friends Who Enjoy Moravian's New Look

Although the rain dampened this year’s Alumni Weekend parade and new block-party format, it did not dampen the spirits of more than 530 alumni and friends who attended the 2003 Alumni Weekend and Founder’s Day events.

Friday’s Women’s College Founder’s Day Lovefeast featured Mildred Diefenderfer Thompson ’39 with an entertaining presentation of “Moravian Educated Women: From Lion’s Den to Laboratories”; and the 50+ Club inducted 30 new members of the class of 1953 at their annual breakfast.

Dr. Rokke addressed 285 alumni and guests at the Reunion Luncheon, where the Association also honored William F. Bauman ’74 with the Medallion of Merit for outstanding service.

Forty alumni attended two sessions featuring the technology of the Hurd Academic Complex, and more enjoyed tours of the many new additions to the campus. Elegant class dinners, followed by dancing, completed an enjoyable weekend. Moravian’s web manager, Christie Jacobsen ’00, continuously updated the home page photo album of the weekend for those who could not attend. To visit our photo album of Alumni Weekend and other events, go to

Mildred Diefenderfer Thompson '39 gives the Founder's Day address.

Marty '63 and Eileen Garcia and Don Vogel '63 dance to "YMCA" at Saturday night's Reunion Gala.


Medallion of Merit recipient Bill Bauman '74 enjoys the Reunion Luncheon with Pam and Erv Rokke.

Members of the class of 1943 Margaret Terr Willey, Betty Adams Roach, Grace Shaner Schuchardt, and Janet Outten Amos lead their class to win the creativity award as they present "Thanks for the Memories."


The theme "Bring Back the 60s" garnered the award for the most spirit for members of the class of 1968, who are still celebrating "Student Power."
Photos: Tim Gilman '73 and
Gregory M. Fota '69