NEWS OF 1983
From the Alumni House:
Robert L. Haas has
been named business manager for the Swain School, Allentown. He will oversee its accounting
and budgeting operations as well as management of facilities and student transportation.
He was formerly the controller at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital.
Paul Coffelt works
as a senior programmer at Elder Health, an HMO in Baltimore. He is also a part-time coach.
His wife, Celeste Deininger Coffelt, is a nurse at Anne Arundel Medical
Center in Annapolis, Md., and also at Millennium Health and Rehab. They live with their
5-year old son, Kyle, in Pasadena, Md.
Mastio is in the national touring company of The Music Man, playing one of
the mayor's wife's friends. An M.F.A. graduate of the Goodman School of Drama at DePaul
University, Chicago, Lynn was a guest artist at Moravian in 2001, playing Catharine
in Tennessee Williams' Suddenly Last Summer.
NEWS OF 1982 - Reunion
From the Alumni House:
Pamela Daniels Miller wrote
that she remarried on March 1. Her new husband is a widower and father of two children.
She will have worked for Pennfield Farms for 20 years in December. Right now she is controller,
but this tends to change from time to time.
She continues to visit with Diana
Kohlenberger Shoback, the mother of two daughters, and stays in touch with Liz
Stevenson Warnock, the mother of four and "crazy as ever!" She catches
up through e-mail with Ellen Owermohle Purpura and Christine
NEWS OF 1981
From Craig "Kegger" Bartlett:
Attendees at Homecoming 2001
included John Martin, now living on Long Island with his wife, Kathy,
a 15-year member of Moravian's admissions office, and daughters Cassidy, 41/2, and Delaney,
11/2. John is an associate professor of political science at Dowling College.
Mike Castles, Stephanie
Dalena Akers, Margan Sztuk Mulvaney '82, and Lisa
Calabrese Dogden '83 all partied with the Bob Delia '82 group.
On November 17, 2001, Joe
Kubrak '82 and his wife, Lisa, hosted a dinner party for Sue and Mike
Castles, Dick and Stephanie Akers, George and Margan
Mulvaney, Astrid and Walt Wehof, Lisa and Charlie Duggin,
and Kegger. Numerous "sociables" were performed over dinner, and even a few
rounds of liar's dice were attempted. Sorry, no quarters or beer pong. Age has a way
of tempering old habits.
On February 23, the sixth
annual Woozfest took place at Moravian. This is held in memory of Chaplain Robert "Wooz" Woosley.
This year we also remembered our good friend Noel J. Foster '82, whom
we lost at the World Trade Center on September 11. The following attended: Pete
Leffler, Ken Liss, Stan Rugis '82, Doug
Geiger '82, Dave Dunn '80, Chip Shelley, Dave
Wood, Andy Bender, Jeff Gumina, Behrooz
Goodarz (who is married to Lisa Ricglane), Mark Kluk '82, Jim
Bartow '83, Rich Lempke '83, Bill Parkinson '82, Ed
Ford '80, Greg Burchette '83, and Craig Wood '79.
This year's events included
lunch at Pott's Hog Dogs (which has become a tradition) and a tour of campus led by alumni
relations director Bertie Francis Knisely '69. It is incredible how
much the campus has changed since 1981! We also held our annual basketball game, a hard-fought
grudge match—fortunately won by the good guys. The pace and athleticism deteriorates
every year. Fortunately, no paramedics were needed.
I look forward to hearing
from more of our classmates. The Moravian web site (www.moravian.edu) includes a wide
variety of information and ways to contact some of the classmates you're trying to find.
NEWS OF 1980
From Molly Donaldson Brown:
Woody Snyder e-mailed
me from Iowa: "I was just browsing in the folk section at the Des Moines Borders
recently and made an interesting discovery: CDs from not one but two independent musicians
who went to Moravian when we did, John Gorka and Rich Shindell." Woody
recalls hearing John on National Public Radio several times, including one interview
in which he mentioned Godfrey Daniels in Bethlehem. Woody was a regular there back in
our college days and still has one of the famous Coffeehouse T-shirts. "The greatest
touring folk musicians came through those doors," he said. He remembers back to
when they let patrons in at half price if you arrived during "band break."
Gorka's five-member group,
which called itself the Razzy Dazzy Spasm Band back then, included classmates Russ
Rentler, Tim Germer, and Doug Anderson, along
with Shindell (who transferred to Hobart College and Union Theological Seminary). Woody
adds that band members often would stop by his table to say hello and take
Finding those CDs led Woody
to continue his research. He found that Rentler continues to play with his band, Dr.
Florentine and the Miracle Cure, around the Lehigh Valley. He, too, has produced a few
CDs, available on the web. Rich Shindell now lives in Argentina. Thanks for the updates,
As for me, I have a career
change of my own to report. A few months ago, my department at Rodale (the international
health publishing company) fell victim to a corporate layoff. I am happy to say that
in March I was hired by our alma mater's cross-town rival, Muhlenberg College. I am the
marketing director for the evening college and accelerated degree programs. This means
I will keep you all guessing as to which sweatshirt I'll be wearing the next time the
two colleges get together for a football game. Muhlenberg is a wonderful institution,
and I'm very proud to be back working in higher education.
We're short on news this time.
Please take a moment to drop me an update via e-mail or my mailbox.
From the Alumni House:
Jordon Kelly and David
Ifkovits '83 performed recently at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome! David directed
his 40-voice choir, and Jordon was the organist. Concerts followed in Assisi and Basilica
of the Apostles in Rome. Their program included the Moravian anthem "It Is a Precious
Thing" by Johann F. Peter (namesake of Peter Hall). Jordon and David send their
thanks to Monica and Richard Schantz and all they gave to their students!
Lt. Col. Russell Gelormini will
be promoted to colonel in the 96th Medical Group. He is diagnostic flight commander/chief
of radiology at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
NEWS OF 1979