Class Notes

NEWS OF 2004

From Jessica Naugle:

Lots of employment updates: Borko Milosev is at Wachovia Securities in New York. Steve Hartenstine is a manager for Vector Marketing Corp. in Scranton. Amy Lawrence is a math teacher at her alma mater, New Oxford High School. Tracie Shipman teaches inner-city youth in Chicago.

Alicia Fowler is relocating to Milford, Conn., where she will manage a Blinds to Go. Kelly Warner is returning to Bethlehem, where she's been hired as manager of marketing and communication for Keybrick Information.

I'm a domestic-relations counselor at Conewago Wernersville, a division of the Firetree Ltd. Corp.

Some of our grads have put off the working world a bit longer. Jaime Marks is at Penn State working on a Ph.D. in psychology. Brandon Beahn is at Lehigh University, pursuing a master's degree to become a guidance counselor. Tara VanStrander is at Temple University's School of Podiatric Medicine.

And there are lots of engagements. Tim Deily '03 popped the question to Jennifer Hastings on Memorial Day weekend at the beach. They plan a June 2006 wedding. Brynn Saltzer and Jon Buskirk '03 became engaged in May. So did Katie Landis, who plans to marry in November.

From the Alumni House:

Bindee Shrestha and her brother, Bindesh '03, have moved to Washington, D.C.

Bonnie Salter's daughter, Jessica Salter, was married to Matthew Kutzler in Borhek Chapel on August 6. They live in Fairfax, Va. Matt is a construction engineer who works in the D.C. area.


NEWS OF 2003

From Regina Lacombe:

One year post-graduation, everyone is keeping busy.

Anne Dieterich and Jeffrey Johns married November 15, 2003, in Las Vegas. Erica Miller got married May 15. And John Cupples married Emily Molnar in Aruba at the end of June. John is teaching fifth grade at Sacred Heart Elementary School in Allentown.

Stacey Haas and Nathan Brandes became engaged Christmas Eve and will marry in July 2005. Karen Miller and Aaron Buckner, engaged on New Year's Eve, married August 7. And Jen Tori married Ryan Shick '00 on August 28.

Aggeliki Gentis and husband Angelo bought a house after the birth of a girl, Irini Zoe.

Allison Kranchalk teaches at Upper Freehold Regional Elementary School in Allentown, N.J. Karen Larsen, Hilari Smoyer, and Jenny Hilkert all teach at Chester Community Charter School in Chester.

Allison Pollison is a traveling K-5 art teacher in the Mount Olive Public Schools in New Jersey. Lori Geisinger is a substitute teacher for the Belvidere School District in New Jersey and works every other weekend as a docent for the Moravian Historical Society. Cynthia Wright, a substitute teacher in Reading, has managed to travel to Puerto Rico, Key West, and St. Thomas.

Paul Block is a manager's assistant at Enterprise Rent-a- Car. Whitney Cantrell is a graphic designer for Dorland Global Health Communications and Pharmaceutical Ad Agency, and Kristy Sarnocinski has entered law school at Widener University.

Rana Fazli passed two parts of the CPA exam in November and started a job in Philadelphia.

From the Alumni House:

Rachel Ryan was in Costa Rica in July in a program in ethnobiology at Duke University. She has been accepted into a program for population genetics by New Mexico State University.

Alyson Remsing and Alisa Anderko are teachers with the Bethlehem Area School District. And they are roommates just a block from the College.


NEWS OF 2002

From Brienne Wilson:

There is so much exciting news to share from the Class of 2002!

Doug Spadt is working at Centennial School in Bethlehem while he earns a master's degree in special education at Lehigh University. Tiff Catalino has entered veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania. Debbie Noble works for Smith Barney, New York.

Sarah Leiby lives in Sinking Spring and is a social studies teacher and assistant softball coach at Wilson High School, West Lawn. Randy Woolley has acquired the Certified Fund Specialist designation in his field (fund management) and has bought a home in Allentown.

Kristie Cupples graduated from Wilmington College, Delaware, with a 4.0 average. Kristie was honorary speaker for the graduate commencement ceremony. She now has a master's degree in school counseling, certified for grades K-12. On April 16, she and Bryan Fitzpatrick became engaged; they plan a wedding for July 3, 2005, in Philadelphia.

Scott Heydt became engaged to Monika Rhode, who graduated from Ball State University in 2003. They plan to marry in June 2006. Scott is teaching in the Central Bucks School District.

Josh Heebner married Laura R. Kulp on July 10 in Worcester, and they have moved to Lansdale. Amanda Samok married Jason Rex on June 5 in Palmerton, where they live. Jenn Boberg and Nicole George were Amanda's maids of honor. The congregation included Tiff Catalino, Tim Pfluger '00, Kim Jaick, Carrie McCaffery, Matt Bowers '03, Jen Wagner '03, Travis Fink '00, Jeff Minnich '99, and crosscountry coach Mark Will-Weber and his wife, Sally.

I've started my third year teaching third grade at Cedar Hill School in Basking Ridge, N.J., and I've been busy earning my master's degree in elementary education, teaching after-school art classes, tutoring, and planning a July 10, 2005, wedding to Kyle Rehrig!

Kyle started his own basketball camp this summer, welcoming boys and girls from fourth to eighth grade. Kyle was head girls' basketball coach at Manville High School in New Jersey last winter, and many of his players worked as counselors at the camp. Kyle also is earning his master's degree, which is in elementary reading and literacy. This fall he's in his second year teaching fifth grade at Roosevelt School in Manville.

From the Alumni House:

Melissa Herzog and Andrew Cerco were married June 12. Other Moravian grads in the wedding were Andrea Rafferty, Kaitlyn Cerco '04, and groomsmen Joseph Dente, George Makhoul, and William Engler '03. Melissa and Andrew honeymooned in Cancún.

Julie Jones was in Europe for three weeks: a combination of vacation and research conference. She's working on her Ph.D. in chemistry at Princeton University.

Rebecca Caulwell is studying for a doctorate in physical therapy at Shenandoah University.

Katie McKee Moshier was an instructor in a summer learning program in Kileen, Texas, and began teaching high school Spanish in Benton this fall. Just before the magazine went to press, Katie learned that she was pregnant with her and Tim's first child.


NEWS OF 2001

From Kourtney Parrella:

Colleen Erb and Jon Paul Bollette, a 2001 graduate of Ithaca College, are engaged. Tara Tramontozzi set them up on a blind date, and the rest is history! They plan a July 2005 wedding.

From the Alumni House:

Jan Golden is in her second year at Temple University’s School of Podiatric Medicine. She has been named president of its chapter of the American Association of Women Podiatrists and treasurer of the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedic Medicine. A member of the women’s basketball team while in college, she is now a member of the Women’s Podiatry basketball team. She’ll travel to Miami in the spring for a basketball tournament between all the women’s teams from podiatric schools across the country.

Ruth Knowlton married Sean Finnegan on May 31, 2003, in Cohes, N.Y. Allison Fisk was a bridesmaid. Other alumni there were Jude Yakamavage, John Remmey, Jim Burkitt, Matt Willbergh, and Colleen Gunther ’03. The couple live in Atlanta.

Matt and Colleen were married at an outdoor ceremony at the Gunther home. There were many Moravian alumni in the crowd. Allison Fisk was a bridesmaid (again) and so was Shannon Kowalczuk ’03. Jon Gerber was a groomsman. Lookers-on included: Kate McKiernan ’04, Sarah Fattori ’04, Jude Yakamavage, John Remmey, Ruth Knowlton, Dave Halchek ’02, Shaun Robbins ’00, Randy Kline, and Dominick Gehret.

Allison Fisk lives in Philadelphia and works at DeVry University in Fort Washington as a student-activities coordinator. She is studying for her master’s degree in higher education leadership at Villanova University. Her flatmates include Matt Willbergh and Colleen Gunther ’03 and former Moravian student Carissa Chapman.

Governor Ed Rendell appointed Sarah Neiper Battisti as director of his scheduling office. Sarah had been an administrative assistant to the director of the governor’s policy office. She previously worked for the state House of Representatives and as a legislative aide to state Senator Lisa Boscola. She also was chief of scheduling for the O’Brien for Congress campaign against Pat Toomey in 2002.

From the Alumni House:

Marianne Zwicker '99 included a lot of news about friends from the Class of 2001 in a letter about her own classmates:

Yasmin Arastu celebrated her first anniversary with Saijad Ali Shah in July. At their wedding last year were Kristen Holcomb, Tonya Ogden, Jessica Kistler, Kelly Kulanko, Chris Gilbert, and Lauren Nicholas.

Tonya Ogden begins her fourth year as an elementary music teacher in Port Jervis, N.Y., this fall. She is working on her master's degree in education at Marywood University.

Kelly Kulanko was busy planning her September wedding when Marianne wrote. A graphic designer, Kelly lives in Allentown.

Kristen Holcomb is finishing a master's program in art education at SUNY Oswego. She is student teaching this fall in Syracuse, N.Y.


NEWS OF 2000

From the Alumni House:

David Adamski and Colleen Walsh graduated in June from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Colleen is an intern at Geisinger Health System.

We offer a belated printing (with our apologies) of a letter from Geoff Hood about his wedding to Tiffany Denithorne:

We were married August 9, 2003. Steve Rees '01, Brian Corvino, and Josh Cesare were my groomsmen, along with my brother and Tiffany's brother. Genevieve Hellings, Tiff's cousin, was a bridesmaid. There were a bunch of other Moravian grads: Cameron '00 and Melanie Lutz Scott 01, Ricky Gower, Greg Monaghan, Ryan Purdy '01, Andy Cerco, Sarah Leiby '03, Melissa Herzog '04, and Jamie Marks '04.

The whole day was so much fun, and it was great having all these Moravian grads to share it with. We wish we could have invited more, but there was a budget in place!

We now live in Bensalem. I recently passed the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bar exams, which I took at the end of July. We got married nine days after the exams, so it was a crazy summer for us.

I am an attorney with Weber, Gallagher, Simpson, Stapleton, Fires & Newby. The firm has eight offices and about 70 lawyers. I work in our main office in Philadelphia. My practice is focused on workers' compensation cases. I'm learning a lot already, and they've had me going to court and taking depositions since the first day I was admitted to practice.

Tiffany is a teacher in the Council Rock School District. She also coaches cheerleading at Council Rock North High School. She really enjoys working with the kids, but it does make for some very long days: out the door by 7:30 a.m. and not home until 7:00 p.m.

Marianne Zwicker '99 included information on friends from the Class of 2000 in a letter she sent to Alumni House:

Rachel O'Donnell has returned to the Lehigh Valley after two years with the Peace Corps in Guatemala. She was in the wedding of Alisa Guthrie and Rocco Cornoa on July 17. Also there were Kate Mackey '99 and Ian Shumard, Jen Sheeto, Melissa Hronchich, Ryan McGarrigan, Jessica Edris, and Caron Dessoye '97.

Christine Sabo is working on master's degree in speech pathology at Montclair State University.


NEWS OF 1999

From the Alumni House:

Marianne Zwicker sent in this update on friends and classmates (some of which we included under the Classes of 2000 and 2001):

Angela Voyajolu is completing her Ph.D. in vocal performance at York University, England.

Heidi Zwicker ’98 lives in Denver with her husband, Sean Barrett, and works as director of the state chapter of Jobs with Justice, a national nonprofit organization that protects labor rights.

“I’ve spent the last three years in Berlin, working as an English tutor and playing Celtic fiddle with a local band. This fall, I’ll begin a creative writing program at the University of Edinburgh.”

Catherine McNulty Bell and her husband, David, have moved into a new house with their three children. She has set up an eBay store so she can be her own boss and work from home to spend more time with her family.

On April 17, Solita Twomey was married to Grant Tullo in Edinburgh. Laurie Weinberg ’97 was maid of honor. Solita and Grant live in London, where she works for the US-UK Fulbright Commission.

Jessica Coughlin married Scott Milner on May 1. Moravian alumni in attendance included Jennie Coughlin Crotty ’98, Rebecca Adatto, Suzanne Farina, Lynne Webb, Gina Sebastionelli, James Coughlin ’04, Gregg Webb ’97, John Hobaugh, Russell Lowe, Cathy Huegler, Jennifer Page, Kate Rose, and Ryan Conover. Also there were faculty members Dawn Ketterman Benner, director of women’s athletics, and Mary Beth Spirk, women’s basketball coach, as well as Betty Krupka and Kelly O’Connor.

Leahn Agnew completed her master’s degree in English as a Second Language in July and starts her sixth year of teaching this fall. She also is head coach for her school’s junior high basketball program. No more track!

Melanie B. Johnson works at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown as EPInet coordinator. This is a database of healthcare worker safety problems and injuries. EPInet was set up by Janine Jagger ’72, and its results are sent to the International Health Care Worker Safety Center that she directs at the University of Virginia. Eventually, its findings may lead to safer equipment or procedures across the country and the world.


NEWS OF 1998

From Jennie Coughlin Crotty:

The Class of 1998 is experiencing babymania!

Congratulations to Liz Watson Hedden and her husband, Jeffrey. On January 13, they welcomed their first child, Jeffrey George.

Bridget Cain Mayberry and her husband, Brad, now have two girls, Brenna Riley, 3, and Kaitlyn McKenna, born February 20.

Jennifer Underhill Lindquist and Matt Lindquist had a baby boy, Henry Matthew Phillip, on September 22, 2003.

From the Alumni House:

Kristin Pennings is engaged to Scott Lockwood, and they plan to marry April 9, 2005.

Jack Walls and Carla McDermott were married August 7. Chris Miller was best man, and the bridal party included: Brian Dempsey '99, Jack Kuchak '99, Dave Sabol '99, and Noel Naughton.

Chad Wenger married Jessica Harrison of Tampa on June 19 in a small ceremony on Reddington Beach, Fla. He instantly became stepfather to her beautiful daughter, Kaitlyn, who began kindergarten on August 5. He and Jesi welcomed their own son, Ethan Cole Wenger, on August 6.

Chad owns and operates Commercial Lending Associates, a loan-consulting firm in Tampa. He writes: 'Things couldn't be better here in sunny Florida! Maybe that was before the hurricanes.


NEWS OF 1997

From Jennifer Kastle:

Bonnie Katz and John Dean became engaged in June. They live in the Queens Village section of Philadelphia and plan a fall 2005 wedding.

Royce Jacomen and his girlfriend were planning an October 16 wedding in Radford, Va. Royce is teaching fifth grade in Montgomery County this coming school year.

I recently accepted the position of corporate giving officer for Commerce Bank. I work in the marketing department in the bank's offices in Mount Laurel, N.J., handling the bank's charitable contributions throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, and Connecticut. I moved into a new apartment in the Museum area of Philadelphia last fall.

From the Alumni House:

Brian Jardine married Kristen Marchegianni in July. Brian is a teacher at Pocono Mountain; Kristen teaches at Council Rock.

On May 21, Captain Christopher Seifert was memorialized in a ceremony at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, the training post for Army intelligence, which Chris attended before he went to the Arabian peninsula to prepare for the invasion of Iraq. He was killed in Kuwait on March 22, 2003.

The Army named a building for him: the Christopher Seifert School-Age Services Building, which offers after-school tutoring and computer programs for children in first through fifth grades.

Five months after graduating, Brynn Saltzer ’04 and Carrie Cooper ’04 catch up with one another at Houndfest 2004.


Photo: Gregory M. Fota '69