CLASS NOTES

2005

From the Alumni House:

Andrea Nudelman was accepted into the Master of Social Work program at New York University.

Erin Barr took a trip to Ireland. She is now the merchandising supervisor at Borders’ Bridgewater, N.J. store.

John McLain is a sales professional with Prudential Real Estate. He is licensed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and works in Easton.

Alicia Gregory, R.N., passed her NCLEX-RN exam August 2. She began work August 21 at Northtown Hospital in New Jersey.

Julie Anderson is a Fulbright scholar in Germany, living in Berlin. She teaches grades 7-10 at a Realschule, a vocational institution.

Allison McBride won the annual Harold K. Schneider Prize for best undergraduate paper from the Society for Economic Anthropology. Part of her prize is to present her paper at the society’s 2006 meeting at the University of California, Berkeley. Allison is working for former associate professor of history Rosalind Remer as a writer and translator for the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary, a nonprofit alliance in Philadelphia that was created in 2000 to mark the 300th anniversary of Franklin’s birth.

Lindsay Barbera van Billiard teaches biology at Henry E. Lackey High School in Charles County, Md.


2004

From the Alumni House:

Jennifer Palmer was married on October 8 in the midst of tropical storm Tammy. Nancy Brennan and Kristen Kuchera were bridesmaids. Jen and her husband, Kyle Smith, honeymooned in Cancún and were lucky enough to leave a few days before the hurricane hit. They reside in Harleysville, and Jen works at the Penn Foundation.

Frank Patterson works for Chemicon International in the specialty media division as a manufacturing scientist. He is also a D.J. for some sororities at Moravian.

Christine Pukszyn and Joe Grady recently became engaged. Christine teaches first grade in the Pen Argyl School District and lives in Center Valley. Joe is a science teacher in the Phillipsburg School District and resides in Bethlehem. They plan a summer 2007 wedding.

Kelly Fitzpatrick is employed as a television news reporter for Blue Ridge Cable TV (Channel 13) in the Poconos. She lives in Bethlehem with other Moravian alumni.

Melissa Sadecki, a caseworker for Options for Community Living, is an advocate for those with HIV/AIDS. She became engaged on May 1 to Jeff Micari of Hampton Bays. They plan an August 26 wedding.

Dave Ritchie teaches ninthgrade English at Patterson High School in New Jersey. Having majored in English and secondary education at Moravian, he is very excited to have a job in the field.

Matt McAllister, R.N., has left Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and is working in the emergency room at Chestnut Hill Hospital.

Jacquelene Healy works as a human-resources coordinator in recruitment at Macy’s Merchandising Group in New York City.


2003

From Regina Lacombe:

Josh Reichert is a data-management specialist and team leader in preclinical services for Charles River Laboratories. He lives in Hatfield.

Shannon Kowalczuk has changed jobs to be a recruiter for an insurance firm in Princeton, N.J.

Lauren Spencer married David Gayeski on April 17 in Philadelphia, where she works as an oncology nurse at Hahneman University Hospital and is studying for her master’s degree at Drexel University. She says: “I serve on the bioethics committee and nursing practice committee, have a personal/professional relationship with a senior nurse administrator, all because I have been inspired to seek opportunities to make my nursing experience the best it can be. I thank the Moravian nursing faculty for all this inspiration.” She and David have a baby, Jackson Kemp, born September 25.

From the Alumni House:

Erica Miller Kleinle and her husband, J.P., had a baby girl, Addison Elizabeth, October 1.

John Lesoine and Mary Kate Cordisco ’04 were married June 25, 2005, in Bethlehem. Moravian members of the wedding party were Jessica Salter Kutzler ’04, Charlie DePuy ’04, John Wefing ’02, Justin Porembo, and John Stanko. The reception was held at the Meadows, Hellertown, and the couple honeymooned in Aruba.

Lisa Gorman is a sales representative for Takeda Pharmaceuticals.

Kiley Guyton completed her master’s degree in Hispanic literature at the University of New Mexico. She then spent the summer in Fortaleza, Brazil, studying at the University of Ceara, and is pursuing her Ph.D. at UNM, researching the symbolic representation of la mulata in Caribbean and Brazilian literature. She also received a foreign language and area-studies fellowship in Brazilian Portuguese.

Allen C. Smith III, the first R.N. to go through Moravian’s baccalaureate nursing program and receive the Bachelor of Science, is a pioneer in community health partnerships dealing with AIDS. His most recent project is a series of HIV community meetings for the Lehigh Valley area, bringing together private physicians and staff members at area hospitals, Bethlehem and Allentown health departments, Carbon/Monroe/Pike Drug and Alcohol Commission, and other groups. Because of thinner government funding, Smith says, local health agencies and providers must learn to work together and share resources. In an e-mail to Janet Sipple, dean of Moravian’s School of Nursing, Smith wrote: “Moravian College has given me the tools to do something that no one else in the Lehigh Valley has been able to do: bridge the politics between all HIV providers.”

Josh Weaknecht married Carrie-Ann Katana on July 23 in Emmaus Moravian Church. His father, Bruce Weaknecht ’77, performed the wedding ceremony. Josh is taking evening classes in business at Moravian, training to be an assistant manager for Citizen’s Bank. Carrie teaches third grade in the Parkland School District. They have a home in Macungie.

Kristen Borger and Jason Santiago were married May 28, 2005, in Northampton. Alumni in the wedding included Melissa Strock ’04, Missy Graeff, and Angela Lopsonzski ’04. In the congregation were Hilary Wyant ’04, Lauren Castellano Compitello, Gen Hellings ’02, Jill Straub ’02, and Josh Reichert. Kristen and Jason reside in Bethlehem. She is working as a therapist for Milestones Community Healthcare, and Jason is an electrician.


2002

From the Alumni House:

Melissa A. Webber and Juddson Billie were married on October 15 in Barnegat, N.J. They just purchased their first home in Northampton. Judd is a graphic designer for Sir Speedy, and Melissa is employed with Ferndale Laboratories as a pharmaceutical sales representative.

Erica Pysher teaches French at Wyoming Valley West High School in Plymouth.

Tracy Kozub Grello and her husband, Chris, celebrated their first anniversary October 2. They were married in Borhek Chapel, and Tracy’s freshman year roommate, Lissy Gerstel Fry, was her maid of honor.

Inna Kolesnikova Scully and John Scully bought a house in Hamilton Square, N.J.

Leslie M. Finkel and A. Bryan Altieri ’00 were married June 12, 2004, at Doylestown United Methodist Church, and the reception was held at Spring Mill Manor in Ivyland. From Moravian: best man Michael Fleck ’98, groomsman Steven Abbott ’00, ushers Jonathon Moore ’00 and Jeffrey Russo ’00, Matt Gray, Jerod Dobry, Marc Roesch, Regina Lacombe ’03, Keith Moore, Corrinne Kleinsmith, Julie Simms, Jill Simms, Shannon Smith ’99, Vera Marston ’01, Whit Atchison ’00, Dell Dockery ’00, Sean Carroll ’98, and Joshua Wren ’00.