Class Notes

NEWS OF 1996

From Deb Yuengling Ferhat:

Hello to everyone! I saw a lot of classmates at Carissa Barillari and Derek Wright’s wedding on October 3 in Newtown. These included: Michelle Mistysyn Ulsh, Tara Pierson White, Nicole DiFluri Clark, Allison Young, Tara Jardine, Tammy Tracy Peek, Don O’Neill, Tom Cresswell, Eric Reddick, and Jimmy Chapman. Professors Jim and Linda Ravelle also were there.

I received an announcement from Grant Dorwart that he is engaged to Marla Russo. They plan a July 9, 2005, wedding. Grant is a tax associate with Price Waterhouse Coopers in Florham Park, N.J.

I got an e-mail from Dave Mengel, who proposed to his girlfriend, Sally Van Horn, on Valentine’s Day. They plan to marry in October 2005. Dave is an accounting manager at Straight Arrow Products. He keeps in touch with Matt Foley, Tim Olver, and Barry Petersen. Matt works at Dun & Bradstreet. Tim, an accountant at MS Frames in Easton, just bought a home in Bethlehem. Barry, back from Arizona, now lives in Philadelphia.

From the Alumni House:

Krista Rheinhardt Butts has graduated from Antioch New England Graduate School with a master’s degree in management and organization. She and her husband, Jeffrey, had a son, Tyler, in November.

Heather Watson-Kramer and her husband, Jeff Kramer, just bought a home in Far Hills, N.J., with a huge back yard for their daughter, Sophie Elizabeth. Sophie was born in February 2003, and Heather enjoys staying home with her.

NEWS OF 1995

From Krisa Murray Arzayus:

In August 2002, I ended my postdoctoral work in Savannah, Ga., and was offered a job with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. I am now climate lead at NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, working on everything from translating climate research into the president’s annual budget request (your tax dollars at work!) to providing input to the international Earth Observation Summit.

From the Alumni House:

Stephanie Czyryca had a solo exhibit, “Still Shifts: Paintings about Holding On, Letting Go, and Prolonged Exposure,” at Cheryl’s Gallery, Baltimore, Md.

Mark Bonsall is a consulting actuary and part owner of Conrad Siegel Actuaries/Benefit Consultants in Harrisburg. Conrad Siegel is the largest actuarial firm between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Mark and his wife, Melanie, and daughter, Natalie, live in Annville.

Sam Norwood was a Fulbright exchange teacher in Germany for the 2003-04 school year. His wife, Janet Worsley Norwood ’94, was able to take a leave from her job in the development office of Lehigh University to join him for half the year. In the meantime, Gabrielle Mertinaschk taught Sam’s German classes at Liberty High School in Bethlehem (and helped out the German Club at Moravian!) while Sam taught for her at the Fürst-Pückler-Gymnasium in Cottbus, federal state of Brandenburg.

NEWS OF 1994
Reunion Homecoming 2004

From the Alumni House:

On January 15, about 20 Sigma Phi Omega alumni got together at Dave and Buster’s in Philadelphia. Eric Lambinus, soccer coach at Moravian, who wrote us about it, was not able to attend but was told that the whole group had a great time. These alums also hold a golf outing every summer. About 45 attended last year.

NEWS OF 1993

From the Alumni House:

Michael Pierce received a Ph.D. in biochemistry and did a post-doctoral year at Princeton University. Now he is establishing a biotech firm.

NEWS OF 1992

From the Alumni House:

Katie Shenk Hadjolian and her husband, Sevan, have moved back to Lancaster. They have a baby boy, Leo, who brings them great joy.

NEWS OF 1991

NEWS OF 1990

From the Alumni House:

Sean McIntyre is now in Mansfield, Mass., where he’s started a new job as lead engineer for General Dynamics, working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Lincoln Laboratory.

Brian Kalman joined the tax department of Air Products in April.

Robert Verrone was honored at the tri-state Starlight Children’s Foundation’s 19th annual benefit gala for his support of its work with seriously ill children. He is managing director of Wachovia Securities New York’s loan origination group.

NEWS OF 1989
Reunion Homecoming 2004

From Kerri Selland Pepoy:

Holly Hutchison moved to Monmouth County, N.J., to work in the music business. She has merged her company with Levin/Nelson Entertainment, New York. She works mostly from home but commutes to the New York office several days a week. She also manages a hard-rock band from Memphis, which recently signed a deal with a major record label. The band will record its debut album in Los Angeles. Holly enjoys spending time with her three teenage nieces because they keep her hip to what music kids enjoy!

Remember, our 15-year class reunion will be at this year’s Homecoming! Yikes, has it been 15 years already? Mark it on your calendar, and contact the Alumni House if you’re interested in helping with the event.

NEWS OF 1988

NEWS OF 1987

From Diane Hvizdak Taylor:

I caught up with Pam Romig Schuettler in her Christmas letter. Pam is director of rehab at HCR Manor Care and recently was promoted to cluster director, managing two facilities.

From the Alumni House:

Marc Thompson has four children and two stepchildren. His daughter, Sophia Marie, was born February 16, joining sister Ashley Renae, stepsister Tiffany Rachel, brothers Andrew Roman and Conor Adam, and stepbrother Tyler Anthony. Last fall, he and his wife, Michelle, and all the kids moved from Harrisburg to Delray Beach, Fla.

After 22 years, Doug Green will retire from the U.S. Marine Corps in June. He participated in Operation Enduring Freedom from January through August 2003.

Angel Ali Villa and her husband, Bill, performed at Mayfair, the Memorial Day weekend extravaganza in Allentown, and will be featured at Musikfest in Bethlehem in August.

NEWS OF 1986

From the Alumni House:

Kathleen Cannon was promoted to vice president and chief administrative officer of Broward House, a nonprofit HIV housing and social-service agency. She enjoys time with her 6-year-old son.

Maryann Kozlowicz married Ron Shyken in June 2002. Moravian alumni who attended included Ann Zaboy Bussiere, Shupriya Majumdar Boyle, and Angel Ali Villa, all ’87.

NEWS OF 1985

From the Alumni House:

Peter and Wendy Talmont Lega will have moved to the Lehigh Valley by the time you read this, and they ended up selling their home in Flemington, N.J., to another Moravian couple: James Witowski and Allison Richardi, both ’00, who are about to be married. When Jim and Allison were flicking through the listings pictures, they saw a house with a Moravian star on it and decided to take a closer look—and it belonged to the Legas! In fact, the whole sale was a Moravian affair. The mortgage was negotiated by Neil Koplin ’81, head of the mortgage department at Keystone Nazareth Bank, and the Legases’ attorney was Jim Swartz. The Legases’ new house is in Coopersburg, close to Corrinne Parker ’84 and Dave Edmonds as well as Robin Zwickl ’84 and her new husband, Nelson, and, of course, Dick and Monica Schantz.

Commencement 2004

Katie Jacobsen with her father, Frank, her sister, Christie '00, and her mother, Nancy.

Nancy Brennan with her sister, Lori '00.

Rebecca Reyda with her brother, Michael '99.

Jacqueline Buschta with her daughter, Brynn, her sister, Kimberly Buschta Poloni '99, and her brother-in-law Agidio Poloni Jr. '99.

Photos: John Kish IV