Class Notes

NEWS OF 2001

From the Alumni House:

Jenna Katsaros is applying to graduate school to pursue a master’s degree in criminal justice. Tamra Nichols is a child-care counselor at KidsPeace, Broadway campus, in Bethlehem. Christine Bortz married Andrew Frobase on August 11 and is enjoying her first year teaching art to grades K-4 in the Easton Area School District.

From Eva Marie Kassis:

For some, these words are harder to hear than for others. But there comes a time in every Moravian graduate’s life when they must be uttered: young alumni. Can you believe that this time last year we were sitting in class, the cafeteria, the library, the HUB, and even the Old Brewery Tavern? And now we’re going to bed at 11:00 p.m. and waking up at 6:00 a.m. Time has elapsed; our lives have gone on.

Joslyn Grube is working in the East Stroudsburg School District teaching Spanish to seventh- and eighth-graders. Sara Young teaches third grade in the Tunkhannock School District, where she also is an assistant coach of the volleyball team.

Jen Larkin is an intern in consumer marketing at Pharmacia Corp., Peapack, N.J. Natalie Fatta is in graduate school at Lehigh University, earning a master’s degree in psychology. She also is a teacher’s assistant at a preschool. Lauren Nicholas is in graduate school in Boston, working on a master’s degree in music. Kevin Smith and Lyle Lentz moved in September to California, where they attended bartending school and are tending bar at a restaurant near their home.

Keri Schantz spent the summer and fall as an intern in the Secretary of Defense’s office in Washington, D.C. Sarita Garg is working as a waitress in Frederick, Md., as she anticipates her departure for Africa as a member of the Peace Corps. Becky Falk also is going into the Peace Corps.

Keri is part of a small Moravian colony in Maryland. She lives with Ellen Charnick, who is teaching fifth grade at Carroll Manor Elementary School in Adamstown. Roommates Kristen Dunlap and Katie Warren, who live in Annapolis, also are teachers. Kristen teaches third grade and Katie freshman English.

Alex Egan works with his brother in their family business. Damon Rutherford is an actuary for Guardian Insurance. Anthony Rediger, who was working in accounts receivables, headed in January to graduate school in Hawaii.

Courtney Rice, having received that Fulbright scholarship to Germany, is teaching English at a German middle school in Oberschönau, Saxony.

Robert Frank is employed by the Bon-Ton department store and works in Philadelphia. Clay Smith and Sue Mlynarczyk are teaching in south Jersey: Clay sixth grade and Sue third grade. At the other end of the state, in north Jersey, Kendra Insley teaches fifth grade.

Julie Koehler is teaching math at Phillipsburg High School and planned to be married just before Christmas 2001. Alison Bambu is a substitute teacher in the Bethlehem Area School District. Kristie Mulieri is teaching third grade at a school in Maple Shade, N.J. Shannon Barger works for a non-profit organization in Allentown. Megan Avigliano and Dana Gazaway are teachers at Smalley School in Bound Brook, N.J.

Kevin Reuther is a manager-trainee at Wegman’s in Bethlehem. Kate Gieroczynski is the assistant to Mary Kennedy, the wife of Robert Kennedy Jr., in New York City. Chris Frascogna is a page at NBC in New York, working his way into Saturday Night Live.

Lauren Chaykin is a graduate student in physics at the University of Michigan. Brad Hoffman teaches chemistry at Nazareth Area High School, and Adam Reitz is a permanent substitute at Liberty High School in Bethlehem.

Jen Cosentino and Dominic DiMenichi are employed at a charter school for mentally challenged students.

As for me, I’m a conference officer for the domestic relations department of Northampton County.
I have obtained much of my information from our fellow classmates; however, I’d love to hear from all of you personally. Feel free to e-mail me at

NEWS OF 2000

From the Alumni House:

Mariclare Cranston is a client services associate at Right Management Consultants in Princeton, N.J. She is engaged to Joe Bordieri ’97.

NEWS OF 1999

From the Alumni House:

Solita Twomey moved to New Zealand in December and works for a power company in Wellington.

On December 3, 2000, David Heckman married Jennifer Spangler at Egner Chapel, Muhlenberg College. Brian Heckman ’01 was best man. Alumni in attendance were Al Varano, Jason Beltz, Cathy Huegler, and Joanna Kent. David and Jenn live in Tacoma, Wash., where David is an officer in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Lewis.

Scott Goeringer has formed a software company called Creationproject, based in Massachusetts. It sells Web-based advertising and marketing programs.

Josh Groner is a partner in Wilson Products, a compressed-gas firm, in Easton. Nick Calandra is a police officer in New Jersey, and Diana Hall-Yurasits owns a restaurant in Center Valley.

NEWS OF 1998

From the Alumni House:

Daniel Burkholder graduated with a master’s degree in special education from Lehigh University last spring. He teaches autistic and mentally retarded high school students. He moved to Hawaii with Brian Beck, who is teaching language arts to seventh graders.

Amy Learn, now in her third year at the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School, is the Purina student representative this year. In March, she’ll start clinical rotations and is very excited to be able to see patients.

Jason Victory received his Master of Science in counseling/psychology from Chestnut Hill College in May. He is a counselor with Genesis, an outpatient treatment facility, and a mobile therapist for Colonial Intermediate Unit 20, both in Bethlehem. Y199

NEWS OF 1997 - Reunion Homecoming 2002

From Jennifer Kastle:

I recently got an e-mail from Kathy Steily Frank, who last February began working for Syncor Pharmaceutical Services as a sales consultant in nuclear pharmaceuticals. On August 18, she and her husband, Jud Frank ’94, had a baby boy, Casey James. He came three weeks early, which was a big surprise for them, but he’s healthy and doing well.

Susan Kilpatrick received her master’s degree in English from West Chester University last year. She and her husband, Muhlenberg grad Jerry Petrole, recently moved to Boston, where Susan is working on several writing projects.

From the Alumni House:

Laurie Weinberg is working in Wayne, N.J., for a company called Inter Net Inc., managing its permanent-placement Internet technology staffing department. She became engaged to Alan Childs while they were on vacation in Bermuda.

Megan Rechi married Steven Clapp on June 24. They are both teachers and live in Connecticut. Mark Doyle finished his Master of Business Administration at DeSales University last summer.

Joe Bordieri graduated from the School of Osteopathic Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, in May. He is completing his residency in family medicine at Union Hospital in Union, N.J., and is engaged to Maryclare Cranston ’00.

NEWS OF 1996

From the Alumni House:

Jessica Gearhart Wenton is now an assistant principal at Pocono Mountain Intermediate School. She and her husband, Jaret, had their first child, Chloe Caroline, on July 21.

Mark Ihrie is co-owner of a casino arcade, Flipper’s Fascination, on the boardwalk in Wildwood, N.J. It offers poker, slots, Fascination, and a “water race” game. Mark says he used to play these games with his father when he was growing up and bought the place with that in mind. He and his fiancée, Valerie, live in Wildwood part-year and Jacksonville, Fla., the other part. Their wedding is planned for March.

NEWS OF 1995

From Krisa Murray Arzayus:

Melissa Hertzog graduated from Moravian Theological Seminary in May. She is a pastor at New Dorp Moravian Church on Staten Island.

Kelly Core was married in May 2000 to Scott Goodman. Mirna Haddad Trauger ’94 and Denise Strzelczyk ’94 were bridesmaids.

From Ann Schlottman ’94:

Ed Roach is a park historian with the National Park Service in Prince William County, Va. Ed completed his master’s degree in history at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in December 1997, and taught English with the Peace Corps in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, until last December.

From the Alumni House:

Sally Kervin and John F. Baker III bought their first home in July in the Canton neighborhood, near the waterfront, in Baltimore. The 86-year-old house has lots of exposed brick and hardwood floors.

NEWS OF 1994

From Ann Schlottman:

Elizabeth Bruzda sent an e-mail about her wedding. She and Matthew DeLarato ’93 were married October 27 in Doylestown, with Mary Ann Recica as a bridesmaid. Other alumni in attendance included Beth Moxey Eck, Danielle Piegari Barato, Mary Beth Borkin Gesell, Hilary Martin Schock, and Melinda Toth Rumer, all from the Class of ’93. Beth and Matthew live in Plainsboro, N.J.

Gayle Tanzosh Trenberth also sent an e-mail update in late November. She and her husband, Jeff, who met in grade school and graduated from high school together, have been married more than six years. They have two sons, Jacob, 4, and Zachary, 1. Gayle is a stay-at-home mother and a kitchen consultant for the Pampered Chef. The family still lives in Nazareth and moved into a brand-new house in November. During the move, Gayle came across a big box of Moravian memorabilia, which motivated her to get in touch with old friends, but she is having trouble locating some of them. She’d love to hear from fellow Phi Mu Epsilon alumnae. Her e-mail address is

I am just getting into the flow of basketball season and loving every minute of it, of course. Randolph-Macon was definitely a good move for me.

From the Alumni House:

Frederick J. Bainhauer III has been working for the Morning Call in Allentown in the editorial department.

Denise Strzelczyk is a reporter and anchor for WBRE-TV in Wilkes-Barre. Mirna Haddad Trauger and her husband, Scott, had a daughter, Isabella Marie, in May. Mirna is putting her dissertation on hold while she stays home with the baby.

Dana Perio and Robert Potts ’93 had a son, Ryan Thomas, on March 27. They recently moved to Forks Township.

Professor Joel Wingard reported that at a get-together of the Council of Writing Program Administrators, who met in December during the the Modern Language Association convention in New Orleans, the director of the rhetoric program in the English department at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette said that Parvathy Anantnayan was “probably the best” doctoral student in its program.

Lisa Fromhertz Konzelmann ’92 reported that she still gets choked up when she thinks about how close her husband, J. Christian Konzelmann, came to being on the casualty list of September 11. A bond broker with Garban-Intercapital on the 25th floor of I World Trade Center, Chris was at his desk at 7:00 a.m., as usual. When the airliner hit, the impact was enough to move chairs about three feet, as he later told his wife, and the brokers at first thought the shudder came from construction. “It’s time to leave,” they decided, and headed for the stairwell. As they reached the lower floors, they smelled smoke and saw what they thought was water. (It actually was jet fuel.) Once out of the building, they ran across the West Side Highway in time to see the second airliner hit the other tower. They walked across the Brooklyn Bridge, and Chris made his way home from there to New Providence, N.J., reaching his house at about 11:00 p.m. The day happened to be the day their new daughter, Elizabeth, turned six months old, and their son, Dillon James, turned 23 months old. Garban will be relocating its offices to Jersey City, Lisa said, which will at least help with her husband’s commute.