Class Notes

NEWS OF 1978

From the Alumni House:

David O’Brien is the athletics director at Northeastern University.

NEWS OF 1977

From the Alumni House:

Joe Poluka was back at Moravian for the recognition of the ’75 and ’76 basketball teams. Joe lives in Minnesota, where he is quality-assurance director at Land O’Lakes Inc., the dairy- food firm.

Denise Torma is enthusiastic about her new job as director of research and evaluation for East Penn School District, which was created in response to President Bush’s No Child Left Behind initiative. She will be on a task force to study how area schools and the community can work together.

NEWS OF 1976

NEWS OF 1975

NEWS OF 1974
Reunion May 21-22, 2004

NEWS OF 1973

From the Alumni House:

Amy Williams reports that when her son graduated from high school and enrolled at the Florida Institute, she quit her job and moved from Ohio to Florida. She bought a house in Melbourne, halfway between Jacksonville and Miami. From her back yard, she can watch spacecraft launch from Cape Canaveral.

NEWS OF 1972

From Terrell McMann:

Tom Schwanda writes that after serving as a pastor for more than 18 years, as well as editing, adjunct teaching, and leading retreats, he has spent the last four years as professor of spiritual information at Reformed Bible College in Grand Rapids, Mich. He also is an adjunct associate professor of Christian spirituality at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif. He has begun a second doctorate in the United Kingdom on contemplative spirituality. Grace and Tom celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary last June and took a second honeymoon on the Mexican Riviera. Their daughter Rebecca graduated from Westmont College in May, and son Steve is a sophomore at Central Michigan University.

Ginny “Swett” Stanglein is no longer married, and both her children are in college: “Becky is a freshman at Providence College in Rhode Island. My son Nate is a junior at Colby College in Maine. He’s on the ice hockey team and has begun the process of planning a career in human or veterinary medicine.” (Both her children have worked at her former husband’s practice in Northampton.) “I am close to my 25th anniversary at Social Security. It has been a good place for a career, and I am not burned out yet! I am active in the Unity Church in Emmaus. I love traveling and the beach. Maybe someday I will have a second home there.”

Loren Hahn and his wife, Kay, moved to Vermont in June 1976. He writes: “I worked in the pathology department at the University of Vermont until September 1981, when I joined IBM Microelectronics in Essex Junction, working in failure analysis and focusing on ion-beam design modification. My job has recently moved to IBM’s East Fishkill, N.Y., facility. I am commuting each week, since our home is still in Vermont. After obtaining her M.A. in special education, Kay works in the Essex school system. We have two sons, Corey, 25, who lives in San Francisco and is a graduate student at the California School of Professional Psychology, and Jesse, 22, in his senior year of pre-med at the University of Richmond, Virginia.”

Loren keeps in touch with Beth and Cliff Corby, who live in Neptune, N.J. Cliff works for the state Department of Corrections, and Beth is a teacher in the local school system. They are excited about recently becoming first-time grandparents.

Helga Bluemel wrote after many years. She was one of our more radical students and said that life has taken her “down some roads less traveled.” She is a nun at the Vedanta Society of South Carolina. (Vedanta is a branch of Hinduism.) Her Sanskrit name is Akhana Prana, which means “all-pervasive energy.”

From the Alumni House:

Janine Jagger, MacArthur Fellowship winner from the University of Virginia, spent a day on campus in March, participating in a community forum about health-care worker safety and speaking to student groups about leadership and initiative. The forum also included Joseph Merola ’64, chief of obstetrics and gynecology, St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem, and Carol Dean Henn ’68, executive director of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation.

NEWS OF 1971

NEWS OF 1970

NEWS OF 1969
Reunion May 21-22, 2004

From the Alumni House:

Janice Herd has completed 30 years at the Library of Congress, where she is a bilingual business-reference librarian in the science, technology, and business division. She is a frequent public speaker and represents the library at major conferences. She has tentative plans to retire near Bethlehem after she gets her three children through college.

NEWS OF 1968

From Kathie Broczkowski Klein ’67:

While working at the polls, I spoke with Steve Zarnas, who had brought his father to vote. Steve, a new member of the College’s board of trustees, lives with his wife, Sylvia, in Saucon Valley. Steve’s daughter, Christina ’94, and her husband, Shawn, live in our neighborhood and recently made Steve a grandfather for the second time with a girl, Maria.

NEWS OF 1967

From Kathie Broczkowski Klein:

Hello to all of you from your new, or should I say repeat, class correspondent! I want to thank Marisue for her time at the helm and wish her well in retirement.

While contacting many of you by phone for our 35th reunion, I caught up with the news. Joanne Hunsinger Stenman and her husband have been co-pastors and are celebrating their 25th year at their Lutheran church in Hanover. Congratulations to them for their devoted Christian commitment.

I spoke with Bob Adams, who is thinking about retirement from his teaching career. Bob says he wants to enjoy time away from teaching while he still has his good health. He is fond of water gardening. He was on the swim team during his high school years, so he and the fish have something in common!

It was wonderful to renew acquaintance with Mrs. Herman Collier. As volunteers for Historic Bethlehem in the ’70s, we sat at the Lehigh Valley Mall selling chances for a needlepoint rug. She looks wonderful and says she and Dr. Collier are enjoying their retirement.

Our reunion at Moravian led to a get-together with a former Spanish teacher at Liberty High School, Silvia Lambert ’61. She had come to Moravian for a reunion as well and thought it might be fun to see some of her former students. We contacted many of them, including Frank Matla and Dennis Ridgic, who is retired from his career as a psychologist. He and his wife travel across the country for months at a time, and he hopes to visit Sylvia when they cross South Dakota, where she lives.

In her Christmas letter, Mary Ann Mikitka Fritz included lovely pictures of her daughter Kristin’s wedding, which had its reception at a historic mill on the Delaware River. Mary Ann’s son is president of his own business, Jon Fritz Home Improvements. Mary Ann and her husband, Jack, enjoy traveling and ballroom dancing.

Liberty High School’s baseball team captured second place in the state in 2002. On that note, George Pitsilos retired as assistant baseball coach, though he remains a math teacher. His son Andrew became head coach of the team and joined George as a math teacher.

Rich Baksa, a former basketball coach, does the play-by-play for all local high school games on the Lehigh Valley’s cable TV station.

NEWS OF 1966

NEWS OF 1965

From the Alumni House:

Moravian’s Accounting Club gave Cyrus M. Krajci Jr. the Pinnacle Award at its annual dinner in April. Cyrus is an account and auditor with Exxon Mobil Corp. in Houston, Texas.

Commencement 2003

Linda Maalouf with her brother, Dan Maalouf ’94, and his wife, Tracy ’05.

Photo: Mark Huff


Above, Kristin Vázquez with her brother, Hector Jr., her mother, Elizabeth Rivera Vázquez ’78, and her father, Hector Sr. Below, Kiley Guyton with her father, trustee Odell Guyton ’77, and her mother, Karen Boyer Guyton ’78.

Photos: Stephen Barth