Class Notes

NEWS OF 1993

From the Alumni House:

Rae Mumbauer and Michael Baird eloped to Orlando, Fla., while living in Savannah, Ga. They now have moved from New York, where she was teaching biology, to Salt Lake City.

NEWS OF 1992 - Reunion Homecoming 2002

From John S. Nunnemacher:

I recently received a nice e-mail from Sherry Rohn Clancy, who has spent the last seven years as a research and development chemist for Occidental Chemical in Pottstown. She’s now making a transition into technical service, where she will be troubleshooting for their customers. Sherry was married to Don Clancy on May 26. At the wedding were Lisa Stupplet Motz, Jackie Geis ’93, Gene Terefenko and Carrie Meckstroth McCoy. Sherry and Don now live in Pottstown with their dog, Sage, and three cats. They sing in their church choir and work with the senior youth group.

Sherry also updated me on a few other classmates who came to the wedding or otherwise have kept in touch. Lisa Stupplet Motz recently accepted a position as an assistant professor of medicine at Temple University. She and her husband, Benjy, were expecting their first child in December.

Gene Terefenko is a pharmaceutical research chemist with Wyeth-Ayers. He and his wife, Sandy, live in Quakertown with their daughter, Emma, who turned 1 in October.

Carrie Meckstroth McCoy has spent several years in the U.S. Marine Corps, here and in the Far East. She also earned a degree in naval history in December 2000 and was commissioned a second lieutenant. She married Randy McCoy, also a Marine, several years ago. (Sherry was one of her bridesmaids.) They now have a 5-year-old daughter, Catie, and twin boys, Patrick and Brendan, born in the summer of 2000.

Sherry also tells me Teresa Rizzo Soden and her husband, Jon Soden ’91, are doing well. Teresa will receive her secondary education certification this spring. Lauren Wilson Gilbride and her husband, Pat, have a young son and moved recently to the Philadelphia area.

Susan Sandt Lopez let me know that she and her husband, Mike Lopez ’91, had a son, Armando Jason, in March. They call him AJ, and he is quite a doll. Mike is working in NewYork City at Morgan Stanley.

Thanks to those of you who wrote and all you other alumni of ’92. Please drop me a line and let me know how you’re doing.

From the Alumni House:

Kimberly McAlindin Kellogg and her husband, Christopher, have a new addition to their family, Graham Monaghan, born April 18. Graham joins an older brother, Colin.

Curtis Nicholas and his wife, Kimberleigh, have three children: Stephen, 8, Kyle, 5, and Ashleigh, 20 months. Curtis is a sergeant in the U.S. Capitol Police, as you could read in the September 11 feature in the fall Moravian College Magazine.

Camilla Montgomery Modesitt and her husband, Kent, have moved back to Denver. Kent is an attorney, and Camilla is working for a non-profit political reform organization. They are expecting their first child in March.

NEWS OF 1991

From the Alumni House:

John Dooley purchased his first home several years ago in historic Morristown, N.J., and is now enjoying a successful career with Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Tricia Kirrane married James West; her new name is Tricia West. She is living in East Hampton, Conn., and teaching second grade in Glastonbury, Conn.

NEWS OF 1990

From the Alumni House:

After graduation, Tamara Vander May worked for AT&T while earning a degree in computer programming from a small technical school. She was married in March 1992 to Cliff Vander May. They had their first daughter, Daria, on October 21, 1995. On June 22, 1998, they had triplets: Elise, Callen, and Garrett. Tamara has just completed her first marathon, the Country Music Marathon, in April. She ran with her sister, Heather Apgar Murphy ’86.

Lauren E. Allen has joined PNC Bank as vice president/public relations market manager, responsible for all public relations and corporate communications for the northeast Pennsylvania market. She had been public relations officer with PNC from 1996 to 1999 before becoming marketing/communications associate for Commonwealth Telephone Enterprises. Lauren received a Master of Science in organizational management from the College of Misericordia. She resides in Trucksville with her husband, Dave, and their daughter, Paige.

NEWS OF 1989

From the Alumni House:

John Dittbrenner Jr. has been named senior vice president of Lafayette Ambassador Bank. A commercial loan officer, he is a member of the officers’ loan and senior loan committees. Susan Hain Garrigan and her husband, John, had their third daughter this past December. Susan continues with a part-time career as a marketing consultant.

Michelle Benitt Holmes is living on Long Island with her husband, Danny. They are the proud parents of twins, Danielle and Garrett, who are 41/2 years old. Michelle was working as a real estate paralegal but has put that on hold for a while to be an at-home mother.

Ellen Ersboll Jung is living in South Carolina and is mother to two boys, Davis and Halden, who are 6 and 4, and a girl, Lauren, 2. Krista Enholm is now in the Orlando, Fla., area.

NEWS OF 1988

NEWS OF 1987 - Reunion Homecoming 2002

From Edie Fuchs Lewis:

I heard from Anne Boutin McGuire. She and her husband, Edward, still enjoy living in Las Vegas. Anne recently had her third child, Lauren Elizabeth, born October 1. Lauren joins big sister Lindsey, 4, and Christopher, 2. Anne is a stay-at-home mother.

Our 15th reunion is coming up in 2002. Plan early!

From the Alumni House:

Charles Marcavage is still working at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, just as he was when he was a continuing education student.

Diane Hvizdak Taylor recently moved back to New Jersey after more than four years in California. She is happy to be back on the east coast but a little nervous about her first winter in five years. Now that she’s back, she often visits her former roommate, Sandy Hammel Cinque, and Sandy’s daughter Jennifer.

NEWS OF 1986 - Reunion Homecoming 2002

From James and Lynda Farrell Swartz:

What a great day it was on October 20! The weather was perfect for us to celebrate our 15th reunion, and it was so nice to see so many of our classmates. Not only that, but the Class of ’86 tailgate took first place in the tailgate competition. We want to thank all of you who helped make the reunion (and the tailgate) such a success!

The following people attended our pig roast and gave us these updates: John Walton teaches in the Bethlehem Area School District and is in the process of buying a new home in Bethlehem. Carmela Marsala Griffo has two beautiful daughters and is an International Baccalaureate teacher of Spanish and French.

Rob Downes, who helped us decorate, is the father of twins and teaches in the Stroudsburg area. Lauren Turnbach Brennan has a son and a daughter and teaches in the Bethlehem Area School District. Sharon Lucas Montalto is an investment analyst and the mother of three sons.

Rob Ryan recently became engaged and plans a June wedding to Andrea Oliva. Debbie Palmucci Gottlieb, a lawyer at the New Jersey Department of Health, had two of her three children with her. Bill Schoonmaker and his wife, Lisa, live in Stewartsville, N.J., and work for Lucent Technologies. Bill is in the wireless unit in Whippany.

Mike Krumpholz has a 10-month-old son, Steven Michael. John Morris and his wife, Valerie ’85, have three sons, ranging from 6 months to 8 years old. He is the vice president of operations for FGA Software Solutions Inc. in Piscataway, N.J.

Ann-Marie Frew Polakovic has a 2-year-old daughter, Marina, and a 9-month-old son, Jack. She is on leave from her teaching position in the Bethlehem Area School District. Scott Hoke is the father of one; he and wife expect another soon. Alison Bush works for Everest Reinsurance in Liberty Corner, N.J.

Eric Marquard lives in Chatam, N.J., with his wife, Tish, and their three Great Danes. He is an assistant art director for Sports Illustrated. Robin Godshall Kuhns has two children, Haley and Ty. She is still working at Upper Bucks Orthopedic Office and helping to care for her mother, who has Parkinson’s disease.

Lori Palinkas Wynne is a stay-at-home mother of two boys, and Shawn Higgins Schmitt is the mother of 7-month-old Sam.

Gillian Buckley is a first vice president for Ryan Beck & Co. in Livingston, N.J. Ralph Fish, an engineer with Laird Technologies, is the father of three girls. He and his wife expect another baby in December.

Rob Russo and his wife, DeeDee, have two children, AJ, 12, and Frankee, 7. Both are active in sports, which keeps everyone busy. Rob works for ECD in Hillside, N.J., where he manages accounting, credit, and Internet technology functions.

Amy Potter is a vice president at Arbor Inc. and has bought a house in Havertown. Linda Henkelmann-Gipson is the mother of Jeremy, 4, and Gillian, 7. She runs her own graphic design firm, Gipson Studio.

Bob Medina and his wife, Kathleen, have two active children who are playing basketball this winter. In January 2001, he became a tenured teacher in the Sparta School District.

Tim McLaughlin has one daughter, Kaileigh. His wife, Kristen, is expecting another child soon. Rich Ascani is newly married to Kathy and works in Bethlehem. Marshall Billig has two daughters, Jenna and Amanda. Dawn Cittone-Stamets has a 21/2-year-old daughter. Lauren Schaffernoth Defuria is the mother of Gavin and is in the process of moving closer to work. Sheri Eutermoser O’Brien has four children who keep her busy at home. Robin Pflugler Kanefsky is a stay-at-home mother for her daughter.

Gregory Dolan II has his Master of Laws degree and is a commercial pilot. He is a partner in Chester Dolan II. Kurt Anchorstar is married with three children and teaches in Catasauqua. Geoffrey Smith and his wife, Jamie, live in New Jersey with their two children. Jeff is a graphic designer.

From the Alumni House:

Shawn Phillips defends physicians in medical malpractice suits and practices health-care law for the firm of Saba & Endler in Kingston. He also coaches his 8-year old daughter’s soccer team and shows his rescue-trained Newfoundland dogs. His wife, Alysia Sabatine Phillips ’87, teaches Spanish part-time in the Pleasant Valley School District.

Beth Falcone wrote the words and music for “We Choose Love,” which has become the theme song for a non-profit venture to raise money for victims of the September 11 attacks. She also donated her studio so that singer Jann Klose could record the song, backed by a chorus of Broadway vocalists and a band of show business instrumentalists. You can find out more from

Terence L. O’Rourke Jr., who got his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University, left the States in January to work at a small Catholic hospital in the town of Siteki, Swaziland. He will be there for a year.

NEWS OF 1985

From Lynn Muschlitz LaBarre:

The years seem to be running together. Now that we’re out of college and busy with our families, our calendars are full. This fall, my son and daughter played more than 30 soccer games, and both their teams came in first place for the season. We had two important games for them at the same time as Homecoming, so we missed this year’s festivities.

Speaking of soccer, we keep in touch with Mike Grigoruk, former soccer goalie and Hall of Fame member at Moravian. His wife, Missy Wright Grigoruk, joined the Great Valley Girl Scout Council as executive director. She will oversee a staff of 40 and coordinate the volunteer work of almost 6,000 people serving Berks, Carbon, Chester, Montgomery, Northampton, and Lehigh counties, as well as Warren County, N.J.

Thanks for all the holiday updates. I even received chain letters from Maureen Sinnott Kopczynski and her boys.

From the Alumni House:

Wendelin Catlin has been working at ITT for 13 years as a pension administrator and has been busy for the past five years raising her son, Ian. Edward Hopkins and his wife, Melanie, have a daughter, Isabel, who was born May 6, 1999.

Pamela Greeno Campbell wrote an article called “Distributed Computing Infrastructures and Validation,” which was published in the August issue of Journal of Validation Technology, and spoke at the Drug Information Association’s seventh annual meeting on computer validation.

Pamela is a member of the board of governors for the Garden State Chorale and the steering committee for the Delaware Valley Compaq User Group. She’s also a local user/group plan manager for Encompass US, a community of professionals interested in Compaq products, services, and technologies.

NEWS OF 1984