Class Notes

NEWS OF 2001

From the Alumni House:

Leah Williams is now taking classes at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in neuropharmacology and cancer pharmacology. She often talks to Heather Deeble, who is in optometry school at Penn.

Gerald Vinci has been hired as a graphic designer for SpeakEasy Communications, Whitehall. He will oversee its printing and photography divisions.


NEWS OF 2000

From Faithann Cheslock:

It's hard to believe two years have passed since graduation. I hope everyone is doing well. I live in Allentown and work at the Northeast Pennsylvania Lions Eye Bank, where Mark E. Weaver '93 is director.

Here are some updates on our classmates:

Becky Stroup spent this last school year teaching biology to sophomores at Northampton High School. She also was an assistant coach of the Moravian softball team.

Clay Wagner is an agent for Coldwell Banker/Arthur G. Wagner Realty in Havertown. Congratulations to Clay, who just bought a new home himself!

Mike Keysock is working for Merck Pharmaceuticals as a staff biologist. Congratulations to Mike, who also bought a new home in Lansdale.

Marcia Zangrilli is expecting to earn her master's degree this semester from the College of William and Mary in Virginia.

Becky Jackson spent her year teaching second graders at Lower Township School in Cape May, N.J.
Jenn Horton is working as a public relations representative for Lincoln Educational Services. She plans to begin graduate studies this fall in student affairs and higher education.

Becky Dapkiewicz will marry her college sweetheart on Labor Day weekend.

Desiree Frantz is working in Delaware for MBNA as an account manager.

From the Alumni House:

Dimitra Petropoulos graduated with honors from Kutztown University in December 2001 with a Master of Education in curriculum and instruction. She has joined the faculty of Lehigh Carbon Community College.

Amie Carrier was accepted at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee at Knoxville.


NEWS OF 1999

From the Alumni House:

Leahn Agnew is living in Lititz. She loves her job as a ninth- and 10th-grade English teacher at Lebanon High School. She says she constantly changes the way she teaches so she can make the curriculum practical and interesting. She also coaches middle school basketball and track and helps advise the school newspaper. In her spare time, she is a representative for the union and the crisis team.

Steph Richardson lives in Bethlehem and teaches at Liberty High School, where she also is head volleyball coach.

Lynne Grzywacz was married in June 2001 to Greg Webb '97. She is a graduate student at Temple University.

Jennifer Page just bought her first home in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.


NEWS OF 1998

From Jennie Coughlin Crotty:

I'm looking forward to serving you as class correspondent. Since graduating and moving to North Carolina in 1999, I've not had the opportunity to see many of you, so this is a great opportunity to get back in touch with everyone.

I am living in Greenville, N.C., with my husband, Mike, and our boxer puppy, Daisy. I work for Aventis Pharmaceuticals as a sales representative. Please feel free to write or e-mail me to share any news that you may have, and I will make sure that it is shared with the rest of the Moravian College community.

From the Alumni House:

In January, Jessica Blasko moved to Boston for a position as a research genetic counselor at Children's Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School.

Elisabeth Hedden married Jeff Watson on June 30, 2001. Bridesmaids were Jennifer Underhill, Kathleen Jackson Schunk, Bridget Cain Mayberry, and Lisa Frey Hawking. Matthew Linquist was a groomsman. Melissa Stengel Andresko also was present. Jen Underhill and Matt Linquist are engaged and plan an October 26 wedding.

Jena Woods Pado has moved to California. Her husband, Joe, is in the U.S. Air Force and was transferred to Travis Air Force Base outside Sacramento. Jena has accepted a job as alumni association membership manager at the University of California at Davis.

Tara Wartman is pursuing a B.A. in accounting at Marycrest International University, Davenport, Iowa, where she relocated two years ago. She plans to graduate in December. In the meantime, she continues her work at John Deere. Her fiancé, Tyler McClimon '99, has another year to go at Palmer College of Chiropractic. In June they will be married at the Moravian Chapel in downtown Bethlehem. They plan to move back to Pennsylvania after they've both graduated.

Rebecca Page married James Hillary '99 in June 2001. Bridesmaids included Tara Wartman, Angela Stetler, Kasie Hornberger, and Jen Samson '00. One of the groomsmen was Rob Gingrich '99. Other Moravian grads in attendance were Tina Weikart Mabey, Jocelyn Bellew '99, Jarred Weaver, Robert Thear, Jason Tosto, and Brian Diaz '99.

Angela Stetler is still at Nova Southeastern University's law school, Shepard Broad Law Center, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Kasie Hornberger works at B. Braun in Bethlehem.

Aymee DiDomenico is now living in Virginia Beach, Va., about six miles from the shore. She teaches first grade in the Suffolk, Va., public schools.

Daniela Grillo married Enzo Egidi in St. Louis, Mo., in July 2001. Jessica Blasko was in the bridal party, and Scott Goehringer '99 was a wedding guest.

Toni Ann Rhinehart Smith and her husband, Jeremy, had their first child, Jacob Ryan, on August 26, 2001. Toni loves being a stay-at-home mother.

Lauren Dreyer is getting married July 6 to her longtime boyfriend, Jason Franklin.

Laura Haines and Jim Coupe will tie the knot June 8.

Amy Learn is a third-year veterinary student at the University of Pennsylvania and is looking forward to her last year of school.

Casey Llewellyn became engaged to Brian Moyer in December 2001. They are planning their wedding for the fall of 2003. Casey is working as a sales consultant.



NEWS OF 1997 - Reunion Homecoming 2002

From the Alumni House:

Caron Dessoye became engaged to her childhood friend, Eric Loyack, February 11. She plans to move back to the Philadelphia area in July.

Kelly Davis was engaged to be married this April.

Brian Hunsicker has moved to Woodbridge to be closer to his job. He lives with two other sportswriters.

Bob Schneider is engaged to Gretchen Brewer.

Teri Davenport graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in May with a degree in veterinary medicine.

Annette Varcoe received a Fulbright fellowship to study in New Zealand this summer. She will be focusing on New Zealand culture and geography to create a course for her ninth-grade global history and geography students at Union-Endicott High School in Brackney. For her 11th-grade students, she'll work on a plan to compare our Constitution with New Zealand's. She will also look at how New Zealand has dealt with being a bicultural society and compare its history with the Civil Rights movement in American history.

Emily Evans married John North in August 2001.


NEWS OF 1996

From Debbie Yuengling Ferhat:

Hi, everyone! First I would like to announce my newest addition: Jacob Daniel, born June 2, 2001. I can't believe he's almost a year old!

Michelle Mistysyn Ulsh is expecting her third child in early June.

Tammy Tracy and Michael Peek were married July 14, 2001. Carissa Barillari and Allison Young were in the wedding party. Others attending were Michelle Mistysyn Ulsh, Tara Pierson White, Nicole DiFluri Clark, Chris Clark '97, Derek Wright, Tony Yambor, Kyle Warmkessel '97, Rob '93 and Dana Perio Potts '94, Michelle Fox '97, Adam Marchesano '97, and Erin Jones '95. Tammy and Michael are living in Logan, Utah, where Tammy is a teacher and Michael has a post-doctoral fellowship in the Ecology Center at Utah State University.

Melissa Manco has moved to Wayne, N.J., and works for TUV-Essen as project manager/certifications.

Shea Foster and her husband, L. J. Bennett, just bought a home in Forks Township. Shea is an art teacher at North Warren High School.

Tara Jardine is a fashion buyer for the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.

Caress Bacillary is studying for her master's degree in counseling at Rider University and is engaged to Derek Wright, head basketball coach at Central Bucks High School.

In December 2001, Mark Price became engaged to Jennifer Adams, an elementary school teacher at Oley Valley Elementary School in Oley, Pa. They're getting married in July 2003. Mark says he is living with a friend in Oaks and working at Innovative Print and Media Group in Collegeville.

From the Alumni House:

Blaine Bergenstock graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in May with a degree in veterinary medicine.



NEWS OF 1995

From the Alumni House:

Karen Mattes and Kevin Anderko are married and have a new house in the country in Danielsville. She is teaching at Liberty High School in Bethlehem and has just finished her master's degree in biology. Karen also played basketball in a league last summer.



NEWS OF 1994

From Ann Schlottman:

I received e-mail recently from several classmates. Michele Fritz works for Lehigh County Children and Youth Services as a caseworker and is looking into a master's degree. In February, she gave a presentation on working for the county to the field placement seminar of Lucy McCammon, co-chair of the sociology department. Michele keeps in touch with Janet Worsley Norwood and her husband, Sam '95, as well as Nina Lowe '95 and Eileen Rizzo '95.

Marianne Anestad lives in Wayne with her husband, Doug. They have a 2-year-old son, Marcus, and a baby, Rebecca, who was born in February. Marianne works one day a week as a teacher at Gymboree Play & Music and goes to school part-time at West Chester University, where she is studying for her elementary education teaching credential.

Drew Menten traditionally goes to the first round of the NCAA Division I basketball tournament with Tom Harper '93. This year was no exception: They got caught up in "March Madness" in Washington, D.C.

It was nice to receive e-mail from Michele and Marianne, sisters of mine from the former Sigma Tau Sigma sorority. I hope to hear from more members of the Class of 1994 soon. E-mail is the best method. Drop me a line!

From the Alumni House:

Joe Michalczyk was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame at Bishop O'Hara High School in Dunmore. His roommate, Tony Battaglia, was inducted last year. Both, with Joe's brother, Mark '99, traveled to Italy last summer.

Pamela Porter married Gordon Grauer '96 in June 2001. They bought a house in the country in October. She is an independent regional monitor for pharmaceutical companies.

The Graduation Photo that
Didn't Get to Happen

The Frank family had planned to turn out en masse for Commencement, since Allen H. Frank '02 had been elected speaker by his class. But fate, in the guise of a golden career opportunity, intervened, and sent Allen off to California to play his tuba in the road company for Blast! Foiled in their scheme to form the largest alumni family contingent at graduation, the family sent this photo taken at brother Rob's wedding on May 4. Allen, in blue shirt and gold tie, is shown with Dawn Cittone Stamets '86, her husband (and Allen's cousin) Richard E. Stamets Jr. '87, Allen's father, Albert H. Frank '67, Allen's brother Robert W. Frank '01, and his brother J. Eric Frank '96.

Photo: courtesy of Albert H. Frank.

 
Welcome to the Alumni Family

Twins Michelle and Michael Forster ’02 at Commencement with their sister Mikki Forster.

Photo: Stephen Barth.

 

Julie Surber ’02 at Commencement with her fiancé, Scott Murray ’01, her father, William Surber ’78, and her brother, Nathan Surber ’98.

Photo: Stephen Barth.