NEWS OF 2002
From Brienne Wilson:
The Class of 2002 is hard
at work! Tammy Miller is associate director of project management at
Premier Research/SCP, a clinical research organization in Philadelphia, and has been
quoted in PharmaVoice, an industry magazine. Tracy Allem Haas is
a part-time Pampered Chef kitchen consultant and also works as an accountant for Service
Electric Cable TV.
George Makhoul is
a sales rep for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. He lives in Carlisle, but his job takes him all
around central Pennsylvania. Melissa Keysock has accepted a position
with Comcast Corp. in Philadelphia. She has moved to Lansdale, where she lives with her
brother Mike ’00.
Jenn Boberg is
completing her first year at Marywood University, working toward a doctorate in clinical
psychology. Leslie Smith is in Spain, using her Fulbright Scholarship
to learn and experience all she can while in Madrid.
Scott Heydt placed
95th out of 23,000 runners in the Los Angeles Marathon, which qualified him for the Boston
Marathon in April 2004. He also submitted his first children’s book to publishers.
As a chapter leadership consultant for Delta Tau Delta fraternity, he has visited 15
states to assist with chapters and conferences. In the summer, he’ll be taking
graduate courses toward his elementary education certification at Ball State University.
From the Alumni House:
Greg Monaghan works
for the passport division of the U.S. State Department, Philadelphia.
Emily Shertzer is
working on a master’s degree in environmental science at the University of Texas
at San Antonio, where she lives while training with the U.S. Olympic pentathlon team.
Inna Kolesnikova is
a junior accountant for Dealogic on Wall Street.
NEWS OF 2001
From Kourtney Parrella:
Hello, classmates! I am now
living in Horsham, in my second year teaching kindergarten at Rainbow Academy, a private
school in Bucks County. In the summer, I’ll be an art teacher at Carousel Farms,
a special needs camp.
I had the pleasure recently
of attending the annual concert of the fabulous Moravian College Dancers. This time I
got to sit in the audience! I enjoyed the pieces by student choreographers Danielle
Anderson ’04 and Cathleen Lavelle ’05. I also ran
into Genevieve LaVo, who lives in Bethlehem and is graphic designer
for a textile company.
I caught up with Matt
Weavil, Kevin “Kicker” Smith, Jon Gerber,
and Tim McDade ’02, who live in Manayunk. Jon is a permanent
substitute teacher at King High School, where he teaches business. Matt is employed
at the Restaurant Depot in Pennsauken, N.J., and Kicker works at the Bamboo Club in
King of Prussia. Matt and Jon’s band, the Squirrely Brothers, soon will perform
at the Grape Street Pub in Manayunk and are juggling prospective record deals.
Chris Gilbert is
in his second year as computing manager for the National Institute for Early Education
Research at Rutgers University. He has earned certification in information technology.
NEWS OF 2000
From Kourtney Parrella ’01:
Chris Kosztyo lives
in Bethlehem and works as a puppeteer, traveling all over New England.
Maggie D’Ambra teaches
third grade at a charter school after teaching music for two years in her home town of
Egg Harbor, N.J. She won the Miss Mays Landing 2001 title and competed for Miss New Jersey.
NEWS OF 1999
From the Alumni House:
Mark Strohl has
been serving in the Navy in the Persian Gulf aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Abraham
Lincoln, participating in Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Operation
Southern Watch (enforcement of Iraqi no-fly zones). He is part of a supply team that
handles maintenance and repair of fighter jets. Mark has enjoyed port stops in Japan,
Hong Kong, Singapore, and the Persian Gulf kingdom of Bahrain. His shore home is Seattle,
which is his ship’s home port. He plans to earn an officer’s commission and
remain in the Navy.
Rebecca Ziegenfuss is
engaged to Jason Lyons, and they plan a September 13 wedding. Rebecca is working on her
teaching certification at Stockton College, and Jason is a vice president at Trump Plaza.
They live in Mays Landing, N.J.
Katie Donahue and Todd
Korlesky became engaged last November and plan a December wedding. Jessica
Coughlin is engaged to Scott Milner.
Karmel Dutt is
enrolled in a master’s program in biology at Northeastern University and continues
to work for Wyeth BioPharma, a division of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, as a validation engineer.
Rebecca Graver is
a soprano soloist in Carry It On, a CD of work songs from the steel industry. Lauren
Nicholas ’01 designed the cover.
NEWS OF 1998
From Jennie Coughlin Crotty:
I can’t believe our
five-year reunion is approaching! Don’t forget to mark your calendars.
Jeff Cary took
the walk down the aisle July 6 with Greta Gottardy. Brian Beck, Mark
Sposato, and Dan Burkholder were in the wedding party. Also
there were Matt Cokeley and Freddy Blanco. Jeff is
in his fifth year teaching second grade in Sellersville. Brian and Dan live on Oahu,
From the Alumni House:
Last October, Belinda
Mangle married Joseph McGovern. Allison Rabold, Emily
Donato, and Jenifer Hauze were bridesmaids, and Christopher
Miller, Summer Miller ’02, Michele Malavarca
Buck, and Abigail Hansen were wedding guests.
Jessica Black has
relocated to Brussels to complete a master’s degree in international relations,
which she will earn from the University of Kent, England. She plans to continue in the
international education and immigration advising fields.
Casey Llewellyn and
Brian Moyer plan to marry in Lake Tahoe this summer.
After receiving secondary
education certification from Cedar Crest College last spring, Andrew Jenkins has
become wrestling coach at William Allen High School, Allentown.
Angela Stetler has
accepted a position in acquisitions at Greenberg Traurig, a law firm in Miami.
Jessica Thompson works
for, and is a member of, the National Federation for the Blind.
In November, Valerie
Rhoe became a senior research assistant at the International Food Policy Research
Institute in Washington, D.C., working on food economics issues in Central and South
Asia and Africa. She has published articles in journals and books and taught master’s-level
students about food economics. In addition, she is training to run a marathon on June
22, to benefit the American Stroke Association.
NEWS OF 1997
From Jennifer Kastle:
I feel a great sadness knowing
that one of our classmates is no longer with us, but I’m also inspired by the overwhelming
reaction of our class to the loss of Chris Seifert, who was killed in
Kuwait during Operation Iraqi Freedom. So many Moravian alums have responded to this
tragedy, which shows the unique heart of our small college: We are a family. Chris is
survived by his wife, Terri Flowers-Seifert, and their 4-month-old son
Benjamin. He was truly dedicated to the Army and our country, and he was a wonderful
friend, husband, and father. We will miss him.
Please keep Roy Beeson in
your thoughts and prayers as well. Roy has been in Kuwait, also with Operation Iraqi
Freedom, since September.
Kathy Stiely Frank and Jud
Frank ’94 welcomed their second baby, Cole Ryan, on March 9. Casey,
their 19-month-old son, is adjusting well to his new brother. Kathy is working as a
nuclear pharmaceutical sales consultant for Cardinal Health. Jud teaches math at Liberty
High School in Bethlehem and also works as a real-estate agent for Weichert Realtors
in Bethlehem. They live in Bethlehem Township.
Jennifer Schaeffer is
earning her master’s degree in nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. She plans
to be a primary care/family nurse-practitioner.
On Christmas Eve, Stephanie Stern was engaged to Jon Chambers. They plan a Valentine’s
Day wedding in 2004. They also have purchased their first home.
Two other classmates and ASA sisters shared wonderful news. Kelly DeWalt became engaged
to Jason Fedor, also over the Christmas holiday. They live in New Tripoli. I ran into Emily
Evans in my office building a few weeks ago, with her baby, Reese. She, her husband, and
Reese live in Collegeville.
Tino Monti and his wife, Joelle, are expecting their first child in April. They’re
both teachers and live in New Jersey.
Tracy Asper married Bob
Wolak on a beautiful evening in October. Their wedding party included Kelly
DeWalt, Greg Webb, and Dave Shelly ’98. Tracy
and Bob’s first home is in Audubon, N.J.
From Debbie Yuengling Ferhat ’96:
Michelle Fox ’97
lives in Redondo Beach, Calif., where she works as a regional clinical research associate.
From the Alumni House:
Beth Schrey Folcher wrote
to say she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in April. “One of the many lessons
I learned at Moravian was to positively adapt and ovecome adversities that life throws
my way, and that’s just what I’m going to do!” She and her husband, Michael
Folcher ’98, planned to take the MS Walk in Allentown’s Rose Garden
on May 4.
Joseph Bordieri was
named chief resident in family practice for 2003-04 at Union Hospital in Union, N.J.
He and Mariclare Cranston ’00 are to be married May 17.
Janine Misevich married
Peter Rossi last July, and they’re in the process of buying a house in Kings Park,
Long Island. Janine is in her sixth year teaching English at Kings Park High School.
James Lawlor and
his wife, Jamie, will celebrate their second anniversary in August. James is in his third
year teaching social studies at the middle school in East Meadow, Long Island.
Out in Menlo Park, Calif., Melissa
Romanowski plans a September wedding with Robert Eick.
NEWS OF 1996
From Debbie Yuengling Ferhat:
I’m happy to announce
a few births since our last update. Shea Foster Bennett and her husband,
L.J., had a girl, Malia Rae, on January 11. Nicole DiFluri Clark and
her husband, Chris ’97, had a boy, Nathan James, on December 24. Michelle
Mistysyn Ulsh, Tara Pierson White, Carissa Barillari,
and I went to Connecticut in January to visit them.
J.P. Orlando and
his wife had a boy, James Alexander (to be called Alex), on February 9. Noel
Fowler Hedges had a girl, Elizabeth Jane (called Libby), last July 20. Noel
and her husband, Andrew, live in Rockaway Township, N.J. Noel sends word of Eric
Kniskern, who is director of admissions at Widener University School of Law.
Erin Healy has
a new job: associate director of admissions for Pace University’s Manhattan campus. Erin
Higgins Henderson lives in Erie with her husband, Bob. They were married in
Portland, Maine, on July 20, 2002, and honeymooned in London. Erin, a freelance graphic
designer, is on the board of the Erie Advertising Club.
She keeps in touch with Jimmy
McGorry, who is happy in New York City. He recently received his master’s
degree. Darren Hoch was married to Aleta Hargett on July 15. They
live in El Segundo, Calif., and he works for Sun Microsystems as a technical training
instructor, insuring Internet security for newly formed cyber-counterterrorism government
Ritter and Tom Ritter attended the Young Alumni get-together
at Our Beerbelly’s in March. Tom has started his own business, Shopclicks Inc.
The Ritters own and maintain websites.
From the Alumni House:
Tanya Lauser O’Brien and
her husband, Tim, live in Elkton, Md. Last fall, Tanya performed in George M! at the
Covered Bridge Theater. She is now awaiting audition results from opera apprentice programs,
the Philadelphia Choral Arts Society, and a Wilmington, Del., production of Into the
Woods, to be performed at the Baby Grand Theater.
Matthew Stone completed
his doctoral studies in condensed-matter physics at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
During his studies, he discovered two examples of a new type of quantum spin liquid and
participated in research at neutron-scattering facilities at the National Institute of
Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Md., and the Institut Hahn-Meitner in Berlin,
as well as the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Los Alamos, N.M. Matthew and
his wife, Debra, live in State College, where he is a post-doctoral fellow studying magnetic
semiconductors and granular materials at Penn State.
Samir Stewart is
an economist for the Louis Berger Group, Washington, D.C. He does technical writing for
marketing proposals in international projects.
Rob Bennett married
Holly Trella in July 2002. Ray Bishop ’81 was best man and Chris
Harris an usher. Other alumni in attendance included Rich Valanzola, Frank
Chou, Eric Frank, and Teri McCandless Bishop ’81.