CLASS NOTES

1997

From Jennifer Kastle:

Amy Holtzman married Ron Vazquies on June 5 at Woodstone Golf Club in Danielsville. Tonia Hyrnoweski Andrioli and Ernest Johnson ’96 were in attendance. Amy and Ron honeymooned on Martha’s Vineyard and in the Swiss and French Alps. Amy works at Lehigh University as a career counselor and is an adjunct instructor in psychology at Moravian.

Bonnie Katz married John Dean on September 3 at Cescaphe Ballroom in Philadelphia. Lisa Dixon and I were in the wedding party. Bob and Tracy Asper Wolak, Ed and Becky Kobler Brooking, and Susan Hosterman were also there. Bonnie and John honeymooned in Hawaii.

Bill and Jean Becker Anderson had a son named Reece William in May 2004. They were expecting another child in February. Jean is a teacher in Clinton Township School District and completed her master’s degree in education with a concentration in administration and supervision in July 2003 from Rutgers University. She also runs a small scrapbooking business on the side.

Chris and Julie Morris Pektor ’96 had a baby girl, Ava Gabrielle, September 9.

Phillip Geiger and Renee Bond Geiger welcomed a baby girl, Madelyn Louise, August 8. Madelyn’s big brother Braden turned 2 on July 1.

Heather McCallum has been living in Cincinnati for the past four years. She ran the New York City Marathon on November 6.

Tiffany Shenman is a fulltime real-estate agent at Castle Point Realty in Hoboken, N.J., with a lot of part-time jobs. She is the freshman field hockey coach for Northern Valley Demarest High School in Closter, N.J. Tiffany recently got into acting in TV, film, and commercials in New York and has been in a few feature films, including Inside Man, directed by Spike Lee, and Margaret, with Matt Damon. She also played a college student in several episodes of an upcoming TV show called The Bedford Diaries, which will be on Warner Brothers Cable in January. Tiffany runs the Hoboken Happy Hour Group, organizing social events for 450 people in town, acclimating them to the area, and providing networking opportunities. Tiffany regularly sees Susan Hosterman and Matt Cokeley ’98, who both live in Hoboken. Anyone looking to move into the Hoboken area, feel free to contact her at tiffshen2@aol.com.

Cluny Erikson married Michael Tierney on April 12, 2003. They had a baby boy, Sean Michael, on December 21, 2004. Cluny and Michael live in Bloomfield, N.J., where she is a math teacher. She received her master’s degree in educational administration and supervision two years ago from Montclair State University.

I received an e-mail from Roy Beeson, who is serving in Iraq. This is his second tour of duty; he should be coming home in mid-December. When Roy emailed me, he had just given up command of B Battery, 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery, which he had commanded for 17 months. He wrote: “We were not doing our artillery mission out here, we were a maneuver element. Pretty significant, because we don’t get the same kind of maneuver training that infantry and armor units get. My boys did far better then anyone expected. For instance, we were put in charge of a 20-kilometer stretch of road and surrounding area that was the most dangerous in Baghdad. There were more than 80 roadside bombs on the route in a two-month period. My guys took over, and we had only six roadside bombs in 75 days. We really made a great reputation for ourselves out here . . . [as] the guys that do it right day in and day out. I could not have been more proud of my soldiers.”

From the Alumni House:

Joseph Bordieri’s medical practice just celebrated its oneyear anniversary and is doing very well. He is currently teaching interns, residents, and medical students at Union Hospital in Union, N.J. He and his wife, Mariclare Cranston’00, bought their first home in October.

Heather Whary just moved from Baltimore to Wilmington, Del., so she can be closer to her job. She works as an issue manager for Elsevier Publishing in Philadelphia. Back in Bethlehem for Musikfest this past summer, she met up with Moravian alumni Corrine Smith ’96, Jackie Karpow ’96, Bob Thear ’98, Jeff Bradbury ’99, Carla Thomas Lindenmuth, and Rob Patten ’91.


1996
Reunion Homecoming 2006

From Deb Yuengling Ferhat:

I’m happy to announce another new addition to my family. Joe and I had our third baby, Nolan Joseph, on August 9.


1995

From Krisa Murray Arzayus:

Despite the rain that canceled Houndfest, about 30 members of our class gathered at the BrewWorks to celebrate our 10- year reunion. Folks came from as far as New Hampshire and Vermont (Whitney Howarth and Jen Frantz) and Maryland (Tara O’Neal, husband Scott, and 3- month-old Mackenzie). The get together carried on into the wee hours of the morning at the infamous Golden Gate Diner, despite the rain and cold.

From the Alumni House:

Scott and Kasie Seymour were recently featured in the Home section of the Morning Call for renovations to the basement of their townhouse in Historic Bethlehem. Because Scott plays the bagpipes in a band and likes to brew his own beer, he decided to give the basement the style of a British pub. He spent more than a year on the project, making sure that everything was just right. On a recent trip to England, the Seymours were reassured that the details of the pub were authentic.

Britt Simon was named partner and CEO of Pacific- American Risk, a self-insurance funding, consulting, and management company.


1994

From Denise Bradley:

Hey everyone! Though Houndfest was canceled this year, I still traveled to Bethlehem and met up with Sarah Hintz Karaces, Lori Halenar, and Elizabeth Kahn Humes. While shopping on Main Street, we ran into Karen Dieterle, who lives in Philadelphia and is a clinical program manager for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, and Brenda Yost—now officially Dr. Yost, a licensed psychologist. She recently joined a group practice called Bethlehem Counseling Associates. We also ran into Allene Larson and Amy Sweigart Wilson ’95, both of whom look great! Allene told me she just started a new job and is living in New Jersey.

I’d like to give a huge thankyou to my co-author this month, Kelly Mahon Schweighardt, for rounding up news for me! Kelly wrote to say she is living in Cedar Knolls, N.J., with her husband, Gary, and three children: Lauren, 5½, Kevin, 3½, and Carly, 16 months. She also said she keeps in touch with a lot of people from Moravian, so she thought she’d let me know their news as well.

Bethany Davis Buccino lives in Verona, N.J., with her husband, Gary, and their daughters, Leah, 3½, and Gloria, 8 months.

Deborah Maier Arabia and Chris Arabia ’94 are living in Flemington, N.J., with daughter Abigail, 4½, and Jansens Maria, born in October.

Jennifer Maurer King lives in Florham Park, N.J., with her husband, Kevin, and their daughters, Madeline, 4½, and Daphne, 2.

Alison Johnson Howley resides in Westmont, N.J., with her husband, Andy, and their children, Jeb, 7, and Leah, 4.

Julie Premus Contey lives in Mahwah, N.J., with her husband, Anthony, and children Anthony, 2, and Katey, 1.

Gretchen Sallash Enright and her husband, Dan, are in San Clemente, Calif. In May, they celebrated their first anniversary.

John Visceglia lives in Brielle, N.J., with his wife, Ellen, and their daughters Jillian, 3½, and Grace, 1.

Darin Urbaczewski is in Mine Hill, N.J., with his wife, Kelly, and son Casey, 2½.

Tim Hahn resides in Hoboken, N.J., with his fiancée, Kate. They are getting married in 2006. He is a finance manager for McKinsey and Co.

Shane Hollawell is a podiatrist at the Orthopedic Institute of Central Jersey. He and his wife have a daughter, Brooke.

From the Alumni House:

Heather Moyer DiLissio and Chris DiLissio are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Wynne Georgia, on October 4 in Doylestown. She joins 4-year-old big brother Conner Robert Elias.

John Stanley is an assistant professor of history at Kutztown University.

Bill Westerman Jr. owns George’s Candies on the boardwalk in Ocean City, N.J. He bought it from his parents. Bill recently renovated the store and now serves breakfast and has an ice-cream window that opens onto the boardwalk.


1993

From Michelle Litzenberger Trent:

Mark Weaver has taken a job as quality control supervisor with B. Braun Medical in Bethlehem.


1992

From John S. Nunnemacher:

On May 14, Catherine Shiels and Phillip Grohe ’95 were married at St. Paul’s Church in Princeton, N.J., with a black-tie reception afterward at Fiddlers Elbow Country Club. Alumni bridesmaids included Kim Karcewski-Vargo ’93 and Paula Hardin. Alumni groomsmen included Barry Petersen ’96 and Sam Heverin. Other alumni at the wedding were Tanda Tucker ’93, Gerylee Baron, Jeff ’93 and Katie Needham Maddock ’94, Andy Mowrer ’93, Chris ’94 and Lisa Fromhertz Konzelmann, Charlie ’90 and Heather Morris Smith, Jim Hardin ’91, Doug Horn ’90, Frank Smith, Jeremy ’93 and Alyssa Klopper, John Moran ’91, Matt Foley, Mike Zimmerman ’91, Paul Belinsky ’89, Steve Mathey ’96, Tim Oliver ’96 , Jeremy Hoffman ’94, and Christine McGinn ’91. The couple honeymooned in Aruba and Ireland.

From the Alumni House:

Ellen Tritsch Brown and her husband, Mark, have moved from Wappingers Falls, N.Y., to St. Louis, Mo., in order for Mark to attend Concordia Theological Seminary. Ellen says: “Yes, I am going to be a pastor’s wife. I can’t believe it either! If anyone is in the St. Louis area, look us up.” They celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary May 2, and their daughter Anna Grace turned 2 in June. Baby number two was on the way at the time.

Will Beck is currently in Tikrit, Iraq, for a 12-month tour. After graduation, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army and went off to infantry school at Fort Benning, Ga. His first troop assignment was at Fort Wainwright, Ala. He returned to Fort Benning for the advanced infantry officer course and was reassigned to Fort Drum, N.Y. He spent almost five years in upstate New York, with the highlight of his time there being part of the Defense Coordinating Element of the 9/11 consequence management team. They worked out of Pier 90 directly for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and were responsible for effective use of all Department of Defense resources. His next tour was in Fort Leavenworth, Kan., where he completed the Command and General Staff Officer’s Course and the Advanced Military Studies Program. He has been assigned to serve as maneuver planner for the 101st Airborne Division. Will says he is more than willing to provide a bird’seye view of U.S. and coalition action in Iraq. His e-mail is will.beck@us.army.mil. He looks forward to all correspondence and would love to hear from classmates.


1991
Reunion Homecoming 2006

From the Alumni House:

Michael Roth has been appointed principal at Nazareth Middle School.