Class Notes
2005 to 1988 Graduates

2005


2004

From the Alumni House:

Tony Costantino is in a Ph.D. program in physics/ acoustics at Notre Dame. His research is funded by the U.S. Navy, and Tony plans to work for the Navy when he is finished with his doctorate.

Danielle Teles married Aaron Jaworek on July 9 at St. Anne’s Church in Bethlehem. The couple just bought a townhouse in Tampa, Fla. Aaron is a medical student at the University of South Florida, and Danielle is a case manager at Gulf Coast Community Care in Clearwater.

Katie Landes, who was maid of honor at Danielle’s wedding, has been married to Jason Williams since August 7, 2004. They have an 8-month-old boy named Braden. They just bought a house in Reading, where she is teaching 12th grade. Jason is assistant director of a day-care center.

Debra Leibensperger is a graduate student at Shippensburg University in the student personnel program. She also has a part-time assistantship.

Matt Donnelly has moved to Conshohocken. He works for Wells Fargo and plans to take the LSAT in the fall.

Brynn Saltzer and Jon Buskirk ’03 were married at Blue Mountain Ski Lodge on August 6. Their wedding party included Andrew Horton ’03 as a groomsman and Jessica Salter Kutzler as a bridesmaid. Scott Bertani ’03 and Andrew Park were greeters; Carrie Cooper and Michael Harrington ’03 were readers. Brynn works as a development officer at the College; Jon graduated from the Allentown Police Academy in June and is a police officer with the City of Bethlehem. The couple lives in West Bethlehem.


2003

From Regina Lacombe:

Danielle Dest has given birth to a baby girl, Eva Marie. Allison Kranchalk and Rich Tate ’01 are engaged and will be married in May 2006. Josh Reichert is a data management specialist at Charles River Laboratories-Preclinical Services Pennsylvania. Jenny Hilkert is a teacher in Deptford, N.J.

From the Alumni House:

Braden Hendershot is working on a master’s degree in educational leadership and principal certification at Lehigh University.

Jeremy Sawruk graduated with an M.F.A. in film music composition from the North Carolina School of the Arts. Two student films he scored were screened at the Director’s Guild of America in Los Angeles on June 1. He is employed as a computer programmer by Virtuoso Works of Greensboro, N.C., makers of the music-notation software known as Notion.

Kristen Borger married Jason Santiago on May 28. Melissa Strock, Melissa Graeff, and Angela Lopsonzski ’04 were in the wedding party. Kristen works at Milestones Community Healthcare as a therapist for autistic children.

Jill Wagner graduated with an M.A. in English from Kutztown University in May. She was awarded a graduate assistantship to begin her doctorate in English at Indiana University. In the summer of 2008, Jill and Matthew Silvius plan to be married.

Dina M. Liberatore is in graduate school at Penn State, working on an advanced degree in student life/student affairs.

Hilari Smoyer will marry Nick Takacs on December 10. She is a teacher, and Nick works in the computer industry. They plan to live in Northampton.


2002

From Brienne Wilson Rehrig:

Becky Papp became engaged to Cory Reinhard in September 2004 while they were vacationing in Cape May, N.J. They plan an October 28, 2006, wedding.

Kelly Bradeis and Mike Muller ’02 got engaged at Easter and plan their wedding for July 8, 2006, at Blair Mill Inn in Horsham. Kelly teaches math in the Penn-Delco School District, and Mike works in finance in Media.

Scott Ritter married Erin Indorato on April 24, 2004. They live in South Whitehall Township with their daughter, Mia Alexandra, born February 2, 2005.

Scott Heydt competed in the God’s Country Marathon in Potter County in June. He placed first out of 186 participants, with a time of 2 hours 44 minutes. He will serve as a coach for the Eastern Pennsylvania chapter of Team in Training run for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This is a program in which people participate in endurance events while raising money to benefit the society. Scott will oversee marathon and half-marathon runners in several national and international events. Scott teaches fifth grade at Groveland Elementary School in Central Bucks School District.

From the Alumni House:

Brian Corvino, along with seven other Sigma Epsilon brothers, has formed a pharmaceutical consulting company.


2001
Reunion Homecoming 2006

From Kourtney Parrella:

Clara Thorne recently finished a Master of Music degree in vocal performance at Indiana University. She lives in West Chester.

Jennifer Larkin works for a biopharmaceutical company, Celgene Cellular Therapeutics, in the biomaterials marketing department. She refers to it as “the medicine of tomorrow.” She has moved out of her parents’ house for “the first time in my life—and it is great!” She lives and works in Cedar Knolls, N.J., and her commute is only a two-minute drive!

From the Alumni House:

Kristie Mulieri married her high school boyfriend, Mike Dappolone, on December 31, 2003. Ellen Charnick Grau and Sarita Garg were bridesmaids. Guests included Shannon Barger and Julie Koehler Hummell. Kristie and Mike bought a house in Ballmawr, N.J., about two months before their wedding and are enjoying married life and being teachers.

Laurie Sibbach Morgus received her Ph.D. in physics from Lehigh University this spring and is now an assistant professor at Drew University.

Steve Rosati has formed a jazz trio called Collection of 3.

Amanda Dancho Caton has started her own business as an independent consultant for Arbonne, which offers a variety of health and beauty products.


2000


1999

From the Alumni House:

In December 2004, Rebecca Hutler Kretzer received her student personnel services certification and is now a guidance counselor for students in grades K-4 at Clara B. Worth Elementary School in New Jersey.

Robert Schmalbach received a master’s degree in library and information sciences from the University of Pittsburgh in 2004. He is in his second year as head librarian at Norristown Area High School, where he had taught for five years. He and his wife welcomed a new son, Bennett Emory, on February 3, 2005.

Timothy Prestosh was awarded the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is an intern at Heart of Lancaster Hospital in Lititz.

Laura Gordon has been appointed assistant director of student life at Moravian, in charge of educational efforts in the areas of alcohol and drugs, sexual assault, and personal wellness programs. She also will advise the Association of Peer Educators and is the point person for the entire residence hall staff and their programming efforts. She received an M.A. in student affairs from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2002.

After working six years for WFMZ-TV in Reading, Manoj Shamdasani is moving to Singapore and will be working for Channel NewsAsia. He’ll be able to live closer to his parents and sister in Hong Kong.

Megan Leahy and Jason Hoppa were married September 18, 2004, in New Haven, Conn. Sue Rohn Testa ’98, Jaime Isbell Edinger ’98, and Laura Webster Carragher ’00 were bridesmaids. Guests included Carrie Anderson, Jay Cudney, and Lisa Painton Secula. Megan and Jason live in Odenton, Md.

Virginia Pantella is the owner of VIP Consulting Services in St. Louis, which provides scientific consulting to the biotechnology industry.


1998

From Jennie Coughlin Crotty:

Tara Wartman and Tyler McClimon ’99 were married on June 22, 2002, in Borhek Chapel. Tracy Wartman Bozik ’96 was maid of honor; Becky Page Hillary, Kasie Hornberger Seymour, and Angela Stetler were bridesmaids. Josh Gold ’99 was a groomsman. Many Moravian alumni attended: James Hillary ’99, Patrick Egan ’97, Bob Thear, Kristin Reccek ’99, Jill Ayers Gold ’99, Jarred Weaver, Jocelyn Bellew ’99, Damon Rutherford ’01, Mark Price ’96, Jeff Minnich ’99, Jen Makem ’97, and Scott Seymour ’95. Cross-country coach Mark Will-Weber also was there.

Tyler and Tara live in Douglassville. Tyler graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic and Tara from St. Ambrose University with a B.A. in accounting. Tyler is a chiropractor in Pottstown and plans to open his own practice this fall. Tara works as an accountant for a real-estate company in Malvern.

On June 30, 2001, Becky Page and James Hillary were married in Boyertown. In September 2003, Becky earned her M.B.A. and Ph.D. in pharmacology at Penn State-Hershey. She and James live in Portland, Ore., where Becky is doing postdoctoral work while James works in sales for a cable company.

On September 20, 2003, Kasie Hornberger married Scott Seymour in Borhek Chapel. Kasie works as a microbiologist at B. Braun in Bethlehem, and Scott owns Great Scott Financial Services in Lebanon, N.J. They own a home in downtown Bethlehem.

Bob Thear continues as an internal auditor for Guardian Life Insurance in Bethlehem. Recently he passed the C.P.A. exam. He lives in Easton.


1997

From the Alumni House:

Eric Gajewski received the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in June.

After the death of Chris Seifert in Kuwait, Jennifer Kastle had written to some of the soldiers who served with him. A number of them wrote back, including Christopher Hurd, who served in the 101st Airborne. An excerpt of his letter has been published Behind the Lines by Andrew Carroll, a collection of letters from soldiers of many different wars. Hurd also was featured on the Today Show reading his letter to Jennifer.


1996
Reunion Homecoming 2006

From Deb Yuengling Ferhat:

Hi to everyone! Congratulations to Derek and Carissa Barillari Wright, who welcomed Jaxson James on May 12, 2005.

J. P. Orlando sent an e-mail that he was promoted to a newly created position, director of medical education, in the Center for Education and Development at Lehigh Valley Hospital.

I also heard from Darren Hoch. He and his wife, Aleta, are still in El Segundo, Calif. He works for Accenture and deals with enterprise security. He also taught a class at Purdue University. The Hochs had a baby boy, Paul Brian, on June 17.

Tara Wartman McClimon ’98 wrote that Mark Price is a graphic designer for Merion Publications in King of Prussia and that Dave Mullen graduated from Temple University’s College of Podiatric Medicine and was living in Devon.

Melissa Manco Cummings is a proud aunt. Her brother, Jamie Manco ’94, and his wife had a baby boy, Christopher James, on June 3, 2005. Lisa Peterson Freedman also had a baby boy, her second. Jack Peterson was born March 21. Still on the baby note, Renee Szabo Richardson and Sean Richardson ’97 had a baby boy, Colin Joseph, on June 7. I’ve been told he has a full head of red hair, just like his daddy. Dawn Golden Matteo and her husband, Adam, also had a baby boy, Anthony Hayes, on April 30. Dawn is taking a year off to spend time with him. And David Zold ’97 and his wife, Kristine, welcomed Austin Thomas on April 26. Congratulations to all!

From the Alumni House:

Blythe Evans has worked with finger-style guitarist and Chet Atkins protégé David Paul and sopranist/cellist Emily Kiner on a forthcoming release.

Tennant Magee and Bryn Lacey were married August 8, 2004, in Wall, N.J. Sean Richardson, J. P. Orlando, and Alan Pape ’97 were in the wedding party. Renee Szabo Richardson also attended. On April 25, Tennant and Bryn had a son, Tennant D. Magee Jr. Tennant has left his former law firm and has become a partner in the firm Magee & Magee in Wall, N.J.


1995

From Krisa Murray Arzayus:

Can you believe it has been 10 years already? Let us know where life finds you! My husband and I had our second child, Elena Marietta, on March 29. All of us, including her 3-year old brother Lucas, are happily adjusting to being a family of four.

I’ve recently heard from Megan Pray Middleton, who works for GE Healthcare in Piscataway, N.J., and lives in Fanwood, N.J., with her husband and 20-month-old James. Megan is a partner in a stationery/notecard company, Little Star Press.

Christopher S. Lennon has joined the Disney and ESPN Media Networks affiliate sales and marketing division in Denver. Before this, he worked for the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club in sales and marketing. Chris earned an M.B.A. in sports management from the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business.

From the Alumni House:

On May 20, Eli and Melissa Carta Miller traveled to Guizhou Province, China, to meet their adopted daughter, Iris ShiKeYi Miller. Iris was born on January 22, 2004. Eli and Melissa’s other daughter, Charlotte, 3, traveled with them.

Matt Mayer is a lawyer in the army and is currently in Afghanistan.


1994

From Denise Bradley:

I received an email from Alicia Mudd Sands. She and her husband, Jim, live in Nazareth and have two children, Samantha, 4, and Jimmy, 2. Alicia is a stay-at-home mom and says she’s enjoying every minute of it.

Over the past few months, I’ve had the opportunity to travel to see a few Moravian alums, including my former roommates. (We lived together all four years at Moravian!) In April, Lori Halenar and I went to visit Kirstin Inglis Moyer, her husband, Dave, and their two sons, Tommy and Matthew. The Moyers moved to the Phoenix area several years ago and love being able to spend most of the year outdoors. We coordinated the trip with Sarah Hintz Karaces, her husband, Chris Mosh Karaces ’92, and their son Will. Chris caught up with classmate Rich McHattie ’92. It was a great reunion!

In June, I traveled to the Boston area to celebrate the first birthday of Adam, son of Elizabeth Kahn Humes and her husband, Jason. Elizabeth enjoys her full-time job as mom very much!

Good news from Kerri Temos Tollinger: She just welcomed her second child, Robert Daniel, in June.

I received an e-mail from Karen Leh Stueber. She and her husband, Ron, had their first child, Tyler Joseph, in April. She said he keeps them busy, and he’s really starting to develop his own personality. They live in Houston but hope to move back home.

From the Alumni House:

Michelle LePoidevin ’95 left the Westfield Leader and Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times newspapers in June to become director of alumni relations for Wardlaw-Hartridge, a preparatory school in Edison, N.J.

John Stanley is an assistant professor of history at Kutztown University. His specialty is China and Japan. He recently returned from Shandong province, where he did research on Protestant missionaries in that area.


1993

From Michelle Litzenberger Trent:

I received an e-mail from Anne Dickson, who got married on July 30, 2004, to Tony Botzas from Montreal, Canada. Kiera Wilhelm was maid of honor. Kiera, Sue Behling Klabunde, and John Paul Cappiello ’94 sang at the wedding. Other Moravian guests were Katina Sossiadis Bozikis and Dan Jones ’94. A few days after the wedding, Anne packed up her Bethlehem apartment, took a leave of absence from her professorship at Kutztown University, and headed west. Anne and Tony now live in Sunnyvale, Calif., right in the middle of Silicon Valley and about 60 miles from San Francisco. Tony has had a job out there for several years. Anne is a technical writer for Proxim Corp. and a part-time professor at Kutztown, teaching two courses online for the Professional Writing Department. Tony and Anne enjoy life on the West Coast and hope to come back east in the next couple of years.

From the Alumni House:

In May, Hilary Martin Wandall received a Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) award from the YWCA of Central New Jersey. Hilary practices in the legal department of Merck & Co., handling the firm’s data privacy program and compliance matters. Recently she received her certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She is married to Walter Wandall ’90.

Todd Parlee was promoted to vice president of operations for Michael Stumpf & Associates in Doylestown.


1992


1991
Reunion Homecoming 2006

From the Alumni House:

Michael Roth has been appointed principal at Nazareth Middle School.


1990

From Mary Beth Sierzega Afflerbach:

My husband, Jeff, and I welcomed Joseph Raymond into our lives on May 25. My daughter, Megan, is enjoying being a big sister of 13.


1989

From Kerri Selland Pepoy:

Donna Custard and her husband, Neil Wildonger, had a girl, Melinda Grace, on June 3. She is their second child; they have a 3-year-old son, Mitchell.

From the Alumni House:

David Faranetta has been named vice president and principal financial officer at TXU Power. He will be responsible for the oversight of financial planning and performance management.

Thomas Sigafoos, principal of Ridge Park Elementary School in Conshohocken, has been elected to the board of directors of the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

Joseph Sarnitsky married Jennifer in 2003, and in 2004 they had a baby boy named Benjamin.


1988