Alumni Return to Campus to Celebrate Their Reunions
On May 20-21, more than 400 alumni and friends returned to campus
to celebrate a “Hats Off to Moravian” Alumni Weekend.
Despite a cold and rainy day, over 80 graduates from Moravian College
for Women arrived on Friday to celebrate Founder’s Day. The event
began with a reception at the home of President and Mrs. Rokke,
followed by the Lovefeast in Peter Hall, and a luncheon in Clewell
Dining Hall. Friday’s festivities continued with the Reunion Fest
in Johnston Hall, where 225 alumni gathered over a barbecue style
buffet. The alumni were treated to a special “Hats Off to You” video
which reflected back on each decade of Moravian’s history since
With the sun shining brightly, the 10th Annual parade of classes
marched the “Moravian Mile.” Starting at the Main Street Campus
and ending at the Hurd Campus on Church Street, the reunion classes
were joined by the Lehigh Valley Pipes and Drums, the Saucon Valley
and Emmaus High School bands, greyhounds, and even Comenius and
Benigna! Our distinguished panel of judges had a difficult task
in choosing our parade winners. Both categories, Most Creative and
Most Spirit, ended in a tie.
The Classes of 1965 and 1975 won for Most Creative. Most Spirit
was awarded to the Class of 1945 Women and the class of 1970.
The reunion class honors continued during the reunion luncheon.
The classes of 1960 and 1975 were recognized, respectively, for
the highest ALUMNI ASSOCIATION NEWS 15 participation of donors for
a class and the highest dollar amount given by a reunion class,
at the time of the reunion. (By year end, the figures had changed:
the Class of 1960 had achieved the highest dollar amount— $43,429—
and the Class of 1945 had taken over as the class with the highest
After the luncheon, many alumni attended one of the three distinctive
classes offered: “The Moravian Roots of Moravian College” presented
by Otto Dreydoppel ’74, “The Ghosts of Moravian College” presented
by Ruth Moyer ’05 and Jennifer Kahl ’06, and the Winery Seminar
with Franklin Hill Vineyards.
After enjoying an elegant reception and dinner, complete with a
chocolate fondue fountain for dessert, alumni and their guests ended
the festive weekend by dancing the night away in the HUB Pavilion.