Class Notes

NEWS OF 1995

From the Alumni House:

In January, Antonio Phillips received a community leadership award from the Allentown branch of the NAACP at its annual dinner at St. James A.M.E. Zion Church. Though Antonio is a veteran Allentown police officer, he has returned to Moravian to complete courses for the teacher certification program, leading toward an eventual career change from law enforcement to the classroom.

Stephen Golubieski and his wife, Fionna, welcomed a son, Maxwell Lloyd, into their family last year. The couple lives in Sea Bright, N.J.


NEWS OF 1994
Reunion Homecoming 2004

From Ann Schlottmann:

Mark McCabe wrote from Princeton, N.J., in March that he had become general manager at Bunker Hill Golf Course near Princeton. Mark married Sue Anarumo in November 2001, and he has a five-year-old stepson, Mark.

Brenda Yost e-mailed that she was set to graduate in May from Chestnut Hill College with a Psy.D. in clinical psychology. She also was an adjunct professor, teaching two graduate courses in the college’s counseling and human services program. Brenda is an outpatient therapist at Lenape Valley Foundation in Doylestown. She lives in Quakertown with her husband, Darryl Gruber.

In April, Brenda attended a bridal shower for Kerry Willard, who was to marry Eric Bray in May. Lisa Suitor Wilson ’93, Bridget Heal, Carrie Rainey Koy, and Alicia Mudd Sands also were there.

I received a note from Lisa Kravelk McCullion in July. She and her husband, Dwayne, are the proud parents of a new daughter, Keely Elizabeth, born May 3 in Dayton, Ohio. Keely’s brother Patrick is now 2 years old. Lisa and Dwayne are stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton.

From the Alumni House:

R. David Ferguson II recently joined Paine, Hamblen, Coffin, Brooke, & Miller LLP as an associate.


NEWS OF 1993

From Michelle Litzenberger Trent:

Andrea Rummel married Tom Nesfeder of Bethlehem on August 17, 2002. Moravian alums in attendance: Diane Thress Palma ’94, matron of honor, and Marianne Tracy Lapp, Jill Hughes Bush, and Allison Zlock Valentine ’92, bridesmaids. Andrea and Tom live in Macungie. She works at St. Luke’s Hospital on a research project to reduce firearm violence in the Lehigh Valley. It’s an exciting position, she writes, and she finds it a perfect fit for her public health degree.

From the Alumni House:

Todd Zaninelli is engaged to Jessica Hernandez of Glen Ridge, N.J. They are planning their wedding in spring 2004.

Mark Weaver works at the Lehigh Valley Eye Bank, Allentown.

James Tobin is a marketing manager for HP3 Inc., Bethlehem.

In May, Marta Boulos Gabriel left Air Products & Chemicals, where she had worked as manager of community relations, to join the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce as assistant vice president. She manages the Easton office.


NEWS OF 1992


NEWS OF 1991

From the Alumni House:

Sandy Graham has taken a job at the University of California at Davis to start an ethnomusicology program.


NEWS OF 1990

From the Alumni House:

Rob Verrone moved back to the New York City area and bought a house in Chappaqua (Westchester County). He will head Wachovia Securities’ New York commercial real estate/capital markets team. He got together with Rob Light and Tom Ike in Charlotte, N.C., to compete in the national 3-on-3 basketball tournament held there. Their team, loyally called the Hounds, made it to the third round before it was eliminated by a team from Baltimore.


NEWS OF 1989
Reunion Homecoming 2004

From Kerri Selland Pepoy:

Rob Cooper and his wife, Kerry, have moved to Collegeville after living in New Jersey for 10 years. Rob was promoted to Pennsylvania state manager for Allied Domecq Spirits. They have two daughters, Kailin and Kendall.

Craig Haney is working for a start-up company called Nominum. In the summer issue of the magazine, we incorrectly stated that Craig had founded the company.

From the Alumni House:

Jonathan Russell, the 7-year-old son of James Russell and former guitar instructor Eve Weiss was the subject of an article in the New York Times on November 17, 2002. Jonathan, a jazz violin prodigy, may be the only second-grader in New York to have a regular gig in a nightclub. The article quoted fiddler Mark O’Connor, who was blown away by Jonathan’s playing in O’Connor’s traditional fiddle camp the previous summer.


NEWS OF 1988

From the Alumni House:

Alease Duker Chabrak and her husband, Douglas, welcomed their second child, Nicholas John. They also have a daughter, Alexandra.


NEWS OF 1987

From Diane Hvizdak Taylor:

I ran into Scott Moore in May at a friend’s wedding. Scott is a talented musician, songwriter and performer, as well as an accomplished television producer/ director. You can visit his website, www.scottemoore.com. He lives in Montclair, N.J., with his 3-year-old son and his wife, who was expecting their second child when I saw him.

Big changes for Lisa Hellinger Baldwin. After many years at AT&T and Lucent Technologies, Lisa and her husband, Mike, sold their house in New Jersey and moved to Vermont. Lisa is busy building their new house while her husband attends law school.


NEWS OF 1986

From the Alumni House:

Marie Strelecky Swartz lives in Virginia. She is in charge of special projects for the Air Line Pilots Association, for whom she has worked for nine-plus years.

Catherine Allen Thoma has been elected chairman of the board of directors of Community Coordinated Care for Children, a $60 million non-profit organization in Central Florida. It is first in the nation to be approved by the Council of Accreditation for Family and Children’s Services.


NEWS OF 1985

From the Alumni House:

For some years now, a group of choir alumni from the mid-’80s has been holding a combination of reunion and tribute to retired music faculty members Richard and Monica Schantz on or about midsummer. This year it was held June 19 at the home of Dave and Corinne Parker ’86 Edmonds in Coopersburg.

“We always love to have Dick and Monica come,” says Wendy Talmont Lega, Flemington, N.J., a regular attendee. “After all, if it weren’t for them, a lot of us probably wouldn’t have met, married, and had kids!”

The theme changes every year, and this year it was a Hawaiian luau. “One of our dear friends whose brother lives in Hawaii helped put together an authentic menu: lomi lomi salmon, papaya and cucumber salad, fish steamed in banana leaves,” says Wendy. “Authentic fabrics from her collection were on the tables, and the food was served on platters that she brought back from her many trips.”

Dave Edmonds built a tiki bar and dug a trench for the pig roast. It was prepared the traditional way: covered in banana leaves and left to roast slowly for most of the day. “The music, sadly, was from the Hawaiian satellite channel,” Wendy says.

The event also functions as a birthday party for those members hitting a landmark year. This year, Dave Edmonds, Wendy’s husband, Peter Lega, and Harris Hoke, Flanders, N.J., all hit the big 4-0.

In addition to the Legas and the Hokes (Kathleen Hanifan ’87), Moravian alumni guests included Jim and Amanda Taylor Roth, both ’87, Sinking Springs; Dave Roth and Sherry Kozero-Roth ’84, Fogelsburg; Geoff Smith ’86 and Jayme Smith, Pittsburgh; Robyn Zwickl Randolph ’84 and Nelson Randolph, Bethlehem; Cynthia Bogan Rupprecht ’84 and Andrew Rupprecht, Califon, N.J.; James and Lynda Farrell Swartz, both ’86, Allentown.

“Most of the other attendees are connected via various choirs,” says Wendy. “Three or four of them are lifelong friends of my husband from an Anglican boys’ choir that he sang with for 10 or 12 years. Another conducts a group called the Madrigal Singers, which I sang with for about 10 years after graduation. Over the years, all these people have grown to be good friends and have mixed in interesting ways.”

Last year, Kathleen and Harris’s son Harris, 9, was a “Morning Star” soloist at the Christmas Vespers. “We have many more potentials on the way,” says Wendy. “Dick and Monica love to hear about their ‘choir grandkids.’ ”

Dave Roth, who is an artist-lecturer in jazz at Moravian, has been reappointed to the Resource Team of the International Association for Jazz Educators. The team evaluates articles for the Jazz Education Journal, workshop proposals for the IAJE conference, and educational content for the IAJE website. Dave performs regularly at the Café and other Lehigh Valley venues.


NEWS OF 1984
Reunion Homecoming 2004

From Dianne Sciabica Mandry:

I have taken over for Janet Gomes Feakes as our class correspondent. I’ve got a list of e-mail addresses and will be writing to classmates. If you have news you’d like to share, please contact me! I’m sure our classmates would like to hear about your families, careers, and interests.

I live near Phillipsburg, N.J., with Bill, my husband, and Tommy, our 5-year-old son. I’m vice-principal at Pohatcong Township School. My husband and I are golfers, and our son also is picking up the game: He goes to the driving range and then plays two holes.

From the Alumni House:

Laura Barton has designed and illustrated Paris Revisited: The Guide for Return Travel. Laura operates Barton Design Inc., working with start-up businesses and national corporations. She also is a plein air landscape painter and has shown her work locally and regionally.

Barbara Nyce is the new director of the Suburban Music School in Media.

Alumni Weekend 2003

Melanie Kloiber St. Hill ’87, Mark Annett ’87, and Kelly Krieble ’86 enjoy dinner and conversation during Alumni Weekend 2003.

Photo: Tim Gilman ’73