Class Notes

NEWS OF 1984
Reunion Homecoming 2004

From Dianne Sciabica Mandry:

As you’re probably aware, our 20th reunion is coming up! We will celebrate it at Homecoming this fall. I hope to see lots of classmates there, to reminisce and find out how we’re all doing. If you plan to attend, please e-mail me. I will keep a list and will forward it to anyone interested.

NEWS OF 1983

From the Alumni House:

Sean Diviny won the ABC/Disney Studios Writing Fellowship in Hourlong TV Writing in January 2003 and now is a staff writer on Alias, a prime-time drama series on ABC.

NEWS OF 1982

NEWS OF 1981

From Craig “Kegger” Bartlett:

On February 20, Jeffrey Gumina, Kegger Bartlett, Stan Rugis ’82, Pete Leffler, Edward Ford ’80, and Nancy Foster took the train into World Trade Center station. We had a remembrance lunch at O’Hara’s Irish Pub for Noel J. Foster ’82, who was killed in the September 11 attacks. Chris Oehrle ’83, now working for Marsh in New York, met us there in the afternoon.

The next day, Douglas Gieger ’82 had a party at his home in Kutztown. Paul Coffelt ’83, Edward Ford, Jeffrey Gumina, Mark Kluk ’82, Pete Leffler, Richard Lempke ’83, Stan Rugis, Dave Wood, Andrew Bender, and Dave Dunne ’90 all got to play in Doug’s new game room, which was set up like the pool tables and pinball machines that used to be in the HUB Bookstore. The bar is similar to Garrison’s, long since gone from Garrison and New Streets.

Gena Marsh Burian has stayed close to home—she lives in the same town in which she grew up! She has worked at Community Services Group, which provides services to people with disabilities, since 1989. Gena directs its Schuylkill County programs. She and her husband have two wonderful children. Their son is in his first year of college, and their daughter is in the fourth grade. Her brother, Francis Marsh ’72, and his wife live in southern California.

NEWS OF 1980
Reunion May 20-21

From Molly Donaldson Brown:

I know many of you read this column, but it has been a while since I’ve heard from even our “regulars.” I’d love to fill the next issue with fresh news about our amazing Class of 1980. Why not drop me a quick e-mail next time you’re at the computer?

I got a lovely Christmas card and photo from Charlotte Kepfer-Hooker. She and her family appear to enjoy life in Florida.

Jody Vinzant Rennie sent me a family rundown for 2003. She is a substitute teacher and works at DeSales University’s bookstore. She also is president of the Southern Lehigh school board. Last year, her coaching practice picked up a few new clients. Her husband, Mike, is employed in the airline industry. The Rennie children just finished their third-, ninth-, and 12th- grade careers, and the eldest is heading to college.

That is a nice segue for a poll I’d like to conduct for our classmates with college-age children. Please share with us what schools your kids attend or are headed to. Any future (or current) Greyhounds in the mix?

Signing off on a short column, hoping to hear from some classmates.

From the Alumni House:

Nancy Breisch Sirles is moving to New York, having been promoted to a vice president of sales for AT&T.

Commencement 2004

Marissa Weaknecht with her brother, Joshua '03, and her father, Bruce '77, M.Div. '81.

Mary Katherine Story with her father, Bernie '80, Moravian's vice president for enrollment.

Justin Moyer with his father, David '80.
Photos: John Kish IV